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manager's

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JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE

A disagreeable City
Commission may be the
reason Winter Springs' city'
manager is looking to go
elsewhere.
Ron McLemore is one of
five finalists vying'to be the
next Ormond Beach city
manager. In a preliminary
phone interview with the
city, he defined the status
of his current job: "Winter
Springs Commission has
changed they are split and
it is no longer a harmoni-
ous and politically positive
environment like it used to
be."
McLemore
was unavail-
able for com-
ment.

has tackled
controver-
sial issues this
McLemore year, including
implementing
a separate fee
for fire services and then
deciding to surrender its fire
department to the county.
The Commission has been
split 3 votes to 2 much
of the way.
"I'm looking for a new
challenge in a community
where people are willing to
work together to accom-
plish goals and objectives
together," McLemore said in
response to why he is inter-
ested in the position. His
comments were taken from
a transcript of Ormond
Beach's preliminary inter-
view.
In response after reading

> turn to McLEMORE on page A5


Voters: 'Two more years!'


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE

The nation bid welcome
to its first black president-
elect Tuesday night on
a wave 6f change, while
Oviedo voters re-elected
two city councilmen.
The freshman Democrat
Illinois senator's win over
Arizona Sen. John McCain
came with help from
Florida, where Obama won
the popular vote by a 51
to 49 percent margin, with
little of the poll-related
drama that had made for
chaotic presidential elec-
tions in the last two cycles.
As of Wednesday after-
noon, Florida was one
of seven states to choose
Obama after voting for
Bush in the 2004 election:
In 2004, Bush had won the
state by 5 percent.
Florida's wave of change
also shocked Seminole
County, with Republican
Tom Feeney upset by
Democrat Suzanne Kosmas
in the U.S. House District


HU.J (I ISAAB DAICUCKR I ME Vu'. r
Oviedo Councilmen Dominic Persampiere and Steve Schenck won re-election Tuesday night, each over a lone challenger.


24 race.
Feeney couldn't shake
criticism for accepting
a $5,000 golfing trip to
Scotland by lobbyist Jack
Abramoff, allegedly in
return for political favors.


Feeney had publicly apolo-
gized for his mistake during
his campaign.
By the numbers that vic-
tory was a decisive one for
Kosmas, who won by a 57
percent to 41 percent mar-


gin. Independent Gaurav
Bhola garnered 2 percent.
But while voters region-
ally and nationally chose
to shake up politics, local-

> turn to OVIEDO on page A5


Duo sweep onto Commission


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Winter Springs City Commission candidates Jean Hovey, left, and Gary Bonner,
right, smile with Mayor John Bush after learning of their victory Tuesday night at a
party hosted by current Commissioner Rick Brown in the Town Center.


JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE
About 75 Winter Springs
residents buzzed about
Tijuana Flats' outdoor patio
Tuesday night, sporadical-
ly glancing at the ticking
election results that were
projected on a screen above
them.
Shortly after 8 p.m., it
became clear who had won,
and the crowd erupted in
applause.
Gary. Bonner captured
incumbent Commissioner
Don Gilmore's seat, and
Jean Hovey edged out Bill
Poe in the race to replace
outgoing Commissioner


Robert Miller.
Hovey, who entered the
race late, beamed as she
spoke to her supporters at
the victory party, which also
featured Bonner.
. "It's been a wonderful
three months," she said. "I
look forward to being your
next city commissioner and
doing good things for the
city of Winter Springs."
In a later interview, she
said she was surprised at the
wide margin of victory she
achieved, winning 53 per-
cent of the votes. The other
race.was even farther apart,
with Bonner capturing 58

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THIS WEEK in history

IAfter more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is
opened as a public museum in Paris. In 1993, a wing once occupied
by the ministry of finance was opened to the public. It was the first
Time the entire Louvre was devoted to museum purposes.




Tenants uncertain about mall's future


JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE
The Oviedo Marketplace mall has a
calm about it that has business own-
ers worried. Accusations fly that the
management company isn't work-
ing with struggling tenants and that
they have turned down aid from
city officials and the local Chamber
of Commerce.
Despite management concerns,
tenant Jim Pridemore, who has
owned Ashton Photography with
wife Karen for nine years, said
there's something Oviedians can
do.
He said Oviedo residents need to
look harder at their spending hab-
its and make an effort to support
local businesses, thus keeping the
money in the community.
When residents choose to dine
and shop at the larger Altamonte
Springs mall or Waterford Lakes,
they are hurting small-business
owners in the mall and throughout
the city.
"If you live here, you should try
to keep businesses the jobs for
your neighbors up and running,"
Pridemore said. "[Citizens] need to
take a little bit of the responsibil-
ity."
General Growth Properties assis-
tant general manager Chris Molho


said his company is
working to bring in new
tenants, and as more cus-
tomers shop at the mall,
it will be easier to draw
in those new stores.
"We're not the big bad
wolf," Molho said, add-
ing that speaking ill of
the mall and its man-
agement hurts business
even more.
He said many don't


"If-you live
should try
businesses
jobs for yo
bors up
running,"

-OJi
Oviedo Marke


realize that the company also man-
ages the Altamonte Mall, which is
thriving. And in time, he said, so


will Oviedo. "We can't wave a magic
wand ... the potential is great; it's
just going to take time."
Pridemore said the management
company is not trying hard enough.
He would like to see them do more
marketing and community events,
and do more to help new business-
es get on their feet.
Molho, who's been assistant
manager since May, said they do
everything they can to help ten-
ants, including setting up sidewalk
sales, where the tenants can display
products on a table outside their
storefronts. "We're all a team there.
If the tenants do bad, the mall does
bad," he said.
Molho also said they are open to
doing more events that will bring
traffic in, as long as the events
adhere to corporate rules and will
benefit the community. He said
the mall will participate in a mara-
thon run event next year. "We are
doing stuff in the community," he
said. "We don't just say no to every-
body, we review and discuss each
request."
But Oviedo-Winter Springs
Regional Chamber of Commerce
President Charles Lacey said man-
agement hasn't seemed willing to
work with the Chamber, so it's been
reaching out to individual tenants
instead in an effort to
help.
here, you Cory Skeates, execu-
to keep tive director of the
the Chamber, said the ten-
ants may be able to form
ur neigh- a merchants association,
and which could give them
more leverage.
Pridemore said he
,m Pridemore, and a few merchants
place tenant already tried to put
together such an asso-
ciation but when they
called the previous mall manager
about their proposal, he didn't
return their call.


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The husk of an outdoor bar sits exposed where once was the thriving Bill's Elbow South, now closed.


Skeates said the Chamber is in
talks with Macy's, which owns its
.part of the building, about holding
a health and wellness expo there.
They brought the same proposal
to mall management, which told
them it would cost the nonprofit
organization $2,500, Skeates said.
"We've tried to help and want to
help them."
It's already too late for Leonor
Johnson, who ran a perfume bou-
tique called Heavenly Perfumes in
the mall since 2001. On Dec. 6 of
last year, management started the
eviction process. "I couldn't even
do Christmas," she said, which is
the month she is most profitable.
Johnson said when she couldn't
pay her rent, management refused


to give her any relief and said she
was a "crumb" that fed off the big-
ger stores in the mall she blamed
poor sales on being surrounded by
empty storefronts.
Now her home is in foreclosure
and because she had nine months
left on her lease, the mall owner,
Rouse Orlando LLC, is suing her for
the lost rent.
"I understood I wasn't going to
be a millionaire but I loved what
I did," she said. "I spent my whole
savings there and now they are just
pestering me."
Molho said the mall is 75 percent
full. Johnson said the figure would
be lower if they included "vanillas,"

> turn to MALL on the next page


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storefronts in the mall that
have never been occupied.
George Viele, vice presi-
dent of government affairs
at the Chamber, said with
the current low-sales-per-
square-foot, the mall is
having a hard time attract-
ing retailers. "It's kind of a
chicken and the egg thing,"
he said. "I wish they (man-
agement) would get com-
mitted and try to revitalize
it. It's certainly an important
part of the community."
Viele, a real-estate expert,
said the mall's biggest prob-
lem is visibility. He said the


mall was origi-
nally planned to
be an office park,
which might be
why it's so far off
the main drag,
Red Bug Lake
Road.
Signage and
a marquee sign
on Highway 417
could help, he
said, along with


movie theater or the entire
mall closing or turning into
an office park, he had this
to say: "We keep working
hard to improve our prop-
erty and do not let rumors
impact the way we handle
business. We have no inten-
tions of closing."
When a TV news station
reported that Regal was not
renewing its lease some-
thing that Regal strongly
denies he said he got a call
from another movie theater
interested in the space.
Regal has a "good amount
of term left" on its lease, he
said, but it was reassuring
that another theater was


"We're all a team
there. If the tenants
do bad, the mall
does bad."

Chris Moho,
General.Growth Properties
assistant general manager


bringing in big box tenants
and restaurants. "The trou-
ble with talking to restau-
rant guys is they want to be
on the main road," he said.
Molho said they are
working on bringing in big
box tenants on the corpo-
rate level, but because it is in
the early stages, he declined
to reveal the companies.
On rumors about the


ready to jump
in.
Regal spokes-
man Dick
Westerlingwrote
in an e-mail that
the TV station's
claim was incor-
rect and that a
retraction was
issued. "We ,have
a long-term
lease, and we


intend to continue to 'oper-
ate the theatre," he wrote.
"The theatre's overall per-
formance is very good."
Molho said he knows
the rumors and the finger-
pointing will continue, but
he's just interested in how
the company is going to
improve the situation. "We
will bring Oviedo to its full
potential."


Santa will arrive at the Oviedo Marketplace on Saturday,
Nov. 15 and stay until Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. He will pose
with children and also pets. Dogs and cats get their shots from
Nov. 24 to Dec. 15.
Picture packages are available; for pricing visit
OviedoMarketplace.org or call 407-977-2400.
The mall is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOC
UCF Coach Kirk Speraw stands at mid-court in UCF's new arena. Speraw has coached at the school for 16 years.


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE

The wood of the practice court floor is so
new you can almost smell the lacquer, the
gloss so shiny it glows. All around is an air
of presence, but Kirk Speraw is the only
man in the room. This is the house that
Speraw built.
It's been a dream so large that even he
couldn't dream it when he arrived at UCF
16 years ago to coach basketball.
Then he was just hoping to get the
program moving. Sixteen years later, the
weight of an entire program he built still
rests upon his shoulders.
"It's been a long time," he said. "I never
dreamed it would get this big."
There is no echo to Speraw's words,
plainly spoken like a man who dares not
forsake humility for bravado.
He himself had. been coached by one
of the best, Arizona's Lute Olson, who has
one of the longest tenures in college bas-
ketball.
That sort of longevity gives a coach
pause in trying to rush a program to great-
ness. Speraw doesn't seem to notice.
He's pushed his team to foor Atlantic
Sun Conference titles before moving up
to Conference USA four years ago. Since
then, he's brought his team to even greater
prominence with one of the best records
in the conference.
And with a new Arena inaugurated last
year, his team set records in attendance,
and simultaneously slapped a gauntlet
across the faces of some serious teams.


In their first game of the 2007-08 sea-
son the Knights shocked Nevada 63-60 to
break in their new stadium in style. Only
two weeks later, they shocked the NCAA
again with a win over Penn State.
"We made a lot of progress last sea-
son," Speraw said. "We played well against
a lot of teams some people thought we
shouldn't have."
But Speraw and the Knights had a lot of
advantages last season that they won't get
again this season.
They've lost their two top guards in
Mike O'Donnell and Dave Noel, who led
the team last year as seniors.
This year the reins have fallen on
Jermaine Taylor, one of few seniors on a
team now laden with freshmen.
"It's a young team," Speraw said. "They
need to learn how to play together, and
hopefully by the end of the season they'll
be where they need to be."
Thankfully for the Knights, they'll have
plenty of floor time before they meet their
toughest conference competition. Their
first and only game against NCAA tourna-
ment runner-up Memphis will come mid-
way through the season on Jan. 10. That's
a long time to hone their skills before they
meet their biggest conference rival.
"We have a long way to go," Speraw said.
"If everybody does what they need to, we'll
be ready."
Ready or not, here they come. The
Knights will re-christen their home court
with an exhibition against Flagler at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 11. Then on Nov. 16, UNC
rolls into town to kick off the season at 1
p.m.


Hillary hits


Winter Park

Sen. Hillary Clinton rallied Barack Obama
supporters in Winter Park on Saturday in
the' run-up to Election Day. The city has
a volunteer-founded campaign office for
Obama that even drew the attention of
The New York Times.


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i War vets' oral history is prices

War vets' oral history is priceless


SBy Karen McEnany-Phillips


In this age of super
Bluetooths, BlackBerries
and G-Phones that help
us communicate, Veterans
Day 2008 reminds us that
we are quickly losing the
stories of our oldest vet-
erans from World War II.
As the parents of the Baby
Boomers reach 80 and
above, we lose about 1,000
vets a day from the mil-
lions of men and women
who served in the Pacific,
Atlantic and European the-
aters.
Not only are we losing
them, but many of their
stories have never been
told. Not to their wives,
children or siblings. When
they first returned to
American shores the hor-
rors were too fresh and
it was easier on everyone
to put it behind them.
Everyone moved on. The
heroes kept it all inside. But


their wives knew from the
nightmares that it had been
unspeakable.
I have been lucky
enough to listen to some
of these stories by a real
American hero who lives
right here in Oviedo.
Delmar Powell is respected
and well-known in Sanford,
Oviedo and Geneva, not
only as a World War II hero,
but also as a pastor and
former law enforcement
chaplain. But I suspect if
you were standing with
him in line at Home Depot
or Publix you would never
imagine this man of slight
build and white hair, neatly
dressed in the short-sleeve
shirt, long pants and cardi-
gan sweater, had survived
the hell of Omaha Beach.
That for days this 17-year-
old swung a 12-pound
sledgehammer into stub-
born coral rock as part of


the Civilian Conservation
Corps assignment to
build a jetty at what
would become Matheson
Hammock County Park.
That he was nearly killed
running with 60 pounds
of medical supplies across
bloodied sand and dead
bodies on Omaha Beach as
anti-tank mines exploded
underneath him and artil-
lery fire exploded above
and around him. That
he personally tended to
hundreds of men with
fresh wounds from the
Normandy invasion, seeing
smoking and infected flesh,
one soldier after another.
He cared for both American
soldiers and German POWs
and didn't have one casu-
alty.
But to put Delmar's
life in perspective and I
think this may be true for
many World War II veter-
ans you have to under-
stand how he and his six
siblings were raised. Their
Quaker parents encouraged
them to love God, country
and family, but also to have
fun. Their childhoods from
Indiana to Texas to Florida
were filled with laughter,
tears and all-American


honesty that served them
well in the trenches.
Chopping off chicken
heads, catching cactus
thorns in the backside,
learning how to fell a tree,
shooting each other with
a bow and arrow, Daisy
Pump BB gun or handmade
cannon, vaulting a cat para-
chute with cloth diapers,
being dragged behind a car,
releasing a snake in a class-
room, and Del's awful first
day of kindergarten.
Helen, Del's wife of 61
years, said, "He's lived a life
of adventure."
The Powell parents were
Quakers but not conscien-
tious objectors and the
brothers served proudly,
three of them at great risk
to their own lives. Brother
Kenneth was a German
POW for nine months
and David fought in the
Marines at Saipan, Tinian
Island and Iwo Jima.
It is also telling to
understand what they did.
with their lives when they
returned home. They all
did what they loved: either
some form of drawing or,
for Del, a call to serve God.
Del and Helen were mis-
sionaries all over the world


and both served in local
law enforcement. Del has
been a pastor for many
years but the message he
brings is backed up by
decades of real-life laugh-
ter, tears and service.
So I encourage you to
talk to the veterans you
know. Listen to their sto-
ries and encourage your
kids to listen too. For more
information about the
Powell brothers' childhood
and military service see
FourStarsintheWindow.
com for information about
the Powell brothers' book
"Four Stars in the Window,"
and for Delmar Powell's
book "Spizzerinktum:
The Rapturous Delight of
Growing Up American."



: KAREN
Please share your thoughts about
Geneva at 407-221-7002,
karenp@theoviedovoice.com
with "Stetson's Corner" in the sub-
ject line, or fax 407-349-2800.
Thanks!
This column is dedicated to
Deputy Sheriff Gene "Stetson"
Gregory, killed in the line of duty
on July 8, 1998: Geneva wilr never
be the same because of Deputy
Gregory it will be better.


Kids get audience with city heads


AMY K.D. TOBIK
THE VOICE
The young boy stood on one foot,
then the other, anxious to ask the
Oviedo mayor his burning ques-
tion. It was so hard not to interrupt
as other children stood nearby, also
hoping to bend Mayor Mary Lou
Andrews' ear. When it was his turn,
the boy stepped up and asked, "Can
I sit in your chair?" Andrews gave
him a big smile and said, "Sure, go
right ahead and be sure to get a
picture."
The enthusiastic boy was one of
25 local children who participated
in the first Children in Action Forum
at City Hall on Saturday, Nov. 1,
hosted by the Oviedo City Council.
The children, who varied in age
from elementary school through


A boy reviews a voting ballot Saturday at the
Oviedo Children in Action forum at City Hall.


middle school, shared their ideas
and opinions with their mayor,
City Manager Richard Gestrich, Fire
Chief Lars White and Councilmen
Steve Schenck and Keith Britton
while learning about severe weath-
er alerts, their government and the
voting process.
Deputy City Clerk Sue Andrews
volunteered her time to prepare the
forum.
During the special three-hour
forum, the mayor surveyed the chil-
dren and discussed the results with
the audience. Andrews asked her
younger residents if they liked liv-
ing in Oviedo, whether they felt
safe, and if they thought the city
was clean and fun.
She also gave children the oppor-
tunity to present laws they would
like passed in Oviedo. The proposed
laws varied from regulating a regu-
lar cleanup of the Econlockhatchee
River to mandatory energy con-
servation to revised laws for litter-
ing and recycling. One child stated
her concerns for the unnecessary
watering of sidewalks in her neigh-
borhood and another wanted a way
to make her neighbors keep their
kitten inside, "because a hawk or
osprey could hurt it." The mayor
gave each child advice and contacts
to further their cause, and congrat-
ulated them on wanting to make a
difference.
Andrews said she was not sur-
prised by the ideas or questions the
children asked. "Children are hon-
est observers, and, for the most part,
they aren't inhibited, so they state
and ask the obvious about what
they see. With age and experience,
unfortunately, come complications
impacting how we solve problems,"
she said.
It is important that children
know they can voice their opinions


PHOTO BY AMY K.D. TOBIK THE VOICE
Oviedo Mayor Mary Lou Andrews, rear center, fields questions from children at a forum held Saturday.


and people will listen, Andrews
said. "I want to hear their perspec-
tive how they view their city and
how they feel they can contribute.
As they grow into voting age, it is
imperative that they be informed
in order to make wise choices at the
voting booth and on a daily basis,"
she added.
Once a, school teacher, Andrews
said she has a love for working with
children. "When I was young, our
teacher always got us involved in
community projects and I think
that's so important for children and
adults. Children at a young age learn
how powerful they are and what
a positive effect they can make on
other people, they will carry that
for the rest of their lives," Andrews
said.


Ten-year-old Emily Wilhelm said
she is interested in learning about
the different jobs people can have
in the city and is inspired to serve
on its Council when she is older. "I
could make changes in the city, like
stop people from littering and start
recycling programs in the schools,"
she said.
Hailey Pope, also 10, said she was
most impressed to learn about the
voting process and how important
it is to take part in the community
while at the forum.
"[Children] can do a lot it's
amazingwhat theycan do,"Andrews
said. "And, if nothing else, they can
inspire adults, too. It makes adults
think, 'I can help them, I could
facilitate these kids,' and that helps
everybody."


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Basking in Neil Diamond's radiant voice


Tomorrow, Nov. 8, is Great
Day in the Country! The
Oviedo Woman's Club has
been working very hard for
the last eight months to
present this festival to the
public. I hope you enjoy the
enclosed insert for our 35th
annual event. The Voice did
an outstanding job-helping
to promote the event.
Everybody in the sur-
rounding area did early
voting. Me, I worked at
the polls and they made
us do absentee ballots, so
I helped out a friend hold-
ing a sign at the library.
Wednesday afternoon I
pinch-hit for a friend, a lo
and behold the topic of a
discussion was not politics
but the Neil Diamond con-
cert held Tuesday night. I
went with a friend, Susan
Witty, and others, but they
didn't sit with us. The next


thing I knew, we were all
singing "Sweet Caroline,"
which was Diamond's first
major hit after his slump
in the early 1970s. Then
out came some favorites,
"Cracklin' Rose" and "Song
Sung Blue." I will not go on
about the concert except to
say it was fabulous and his
voice was better than ever
and still radiant. Even my
youngest son said "Mom, I
remember you playing his
songs." Age at this concert
certainly wasn't a factor,
when you see the dancing
in the aisles by all hair col-
ors.
Whether you delve into
the political season or not,
standing and helping out
a friend is a good deed and
I enjoyed the time spent
with old friends in the
community, not for their
political views but to catch


up on old times. We all have
ties to the community and
it is nice to just say hello to
old friends. I forgot to men-
tion: Our feather friends,
the chickens, nestled in the
library grass, have voiced
their opinions the past
several evenings before
the polls closed. They have
crowed about their favorite
candidate.
Another favorite event
that is enjoyed by all is
the Festival of Trees from-
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15
to Nov. 23, with evening
events Nov. 19 and the 21.
This event will be held at
the Orlando Museum of
Art, Loch Haven Park, 2416
Mills Ave., Orlando. Ticket
prices are $10 for adults,
$6 for children, $5 parking,
and you can purchase tick-
ets at the museum or call
407-896-4231, ext 254.
Jazzercise will be held
at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and
Thursday at the Longwood
Community Center
Building, 200 W. Warren
Ave., Longwood. Come
perform aerobics com-
bined with stretching and
strengthening routines,
designed for older adults


to improve overall fit-
ness, strength and balance.
Walking shoes are recom-
mended, as well as a 2- to
3-pound hand-held weight.
Admission is $3 per session.
Please call 407-260-3484.
Coming up: The reunion
of Oviedo High School
classes of 1977, 1978, and
1979, on Nov. 14-15. The
event will feature a home-
coming game, bonfire, din-
ner and dance. If one wants
to attend, please register at
OviedoHighReunion.com
or call Don Jacobs at 321-
228-4040.
This might interest a few
of the seasoned citizens
of Oviedo: Excerpts from
the Florida Times-Union
from November 1889: "The
orange crop that had been
estimated as half a crop,
will from appearance now
turn out at least three
fourths of a crop. The most
of the orange-growers have
sold their crops either on
the trees or delivered them
on the cars at good prices...
- Oviedo became much of an
orange raising country."
"The railroad from
Winter Park to Oviedo is
almost an assured fact."


"Fifty people or more
went from here last Sunday
over to the sister town of
Chuluota to witness the
dedication of the new
Baptist church..."
"Those who have visited
the North during the sum-
mer say that a great influx
of northern visitors will
visit Florida next winter,
and many will likely invest
in Oviedo and Lake Charm
property, and make pleas-
ant home here."
"Lake Jesup truckers
have fresh vegetables for
sale from October to the
end of June."
"Mr. G.W. McCall of
Oviedo, picked a ripe forty-
two pound watermelon
from a volunteer vine in his
garden last week."
A thought "The best
birthdays of all are those
" that haven't arrived yet."
Robert Orben


TO JANET
Send word to Janet Foley about
events and let her know what's
going on around town by e-mailing
janetf@theoviedovoice.com.


McLEMORE I Manager could leave by year's end


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those comments, Mayor John Bush said,
"We don't always agree but that's not new.
I don't know why he would say that." In an
election year, Bush said, city business will
turn into a campaign issue, just as the fire
fee has. "It's just politics."
Bush said he wasn't surprised McLemore
applied for the job, and said it's probably
due to the conditions surrounding the elec-
tion, during which two seats were up for
grabs.
"If the Commission changes sometimes
they change city managers," he said. It takes
four votes to oust the manager. "I'm not
saying that's the case no one running has
made such statements about firing him or
anything. He's just got to cover his bases."


Bush said he's confident things will settle
back down after the election, regardless of
who wins. "When you're right in the middle
of it that's all you can think about. Come
Wednesday morning things will go back to
normal. We have good people running; it's
not an issue."
In the phone interview, McLemore said
he's available to start the job "no later than
the first of the year." He will travel to the
beachside Volusia County city for on-site
interviews Nov. 14-15.
Bush said he hopes McLemore will stay
in Winter Springs. The city is already pre-
paring to do a national search to replace
12-year Police Chief Dan Kerr. "This kind
of throws another wrench in everything
that's going on," Bush said. "Ron's got the
right to do whatever he chooses to do."


ELECTION I Candidate: voters wanted a change


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percent of the votes.
"I thought the race
would be closer," Bonner
said Wednesday.
What gave him
the boost, he said, put in
was getting out work and
there and talk- I'm just
ing to the people.
"Knocking on catch m
those thousands little bit
of doors, there work,"
Was a clear appe-
tite for change,"
he said. School,
He said he
feels a great
responsibility to the citizens
to provide a more transpar-
ent, accountable city gov-
ernment.
"The citizens want to
know what's going on," he
said. "They want a new and


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clear direction."
The new commissioners
will be sworn in Dec. 8.
Elsewhere in the coun-
ty, another incumbent was
ousted Barry Gainer,
who held the
lot of hard School Board
District 4 seat.
it paid off. Gainer's oppo-
going to nent, Sylvia
breath a Pond, captured
percent of the
votes.
"I put in a lot
-Sylvia Pond, of hard work
oad District 4 and it paid off,"
Pond said short-
ly after 10 p.m. on election
night. "I'm just going to
catch my breath a little bit
and get to work."
Pond edged out Gainer
in the Primary Election in
Septemberbut didn't receive
the required 60 percent of


votes, so a runoff was held
Tuesday. A longtime educa-
tor, Pond said she's ready'
to bring new ideas to the
Board and "innovate a little
bit."
"I have a lot of ideas and
just want to do what I can,"
she said. "Try to make dif-
ference."
. One incumbent, Steve
Barnes of the Soil and Water
Conservation District, easily
retained his seat on the non-
partisan .volunteer board,
fighting off challenger Bob
Adolphe.
Barnes was appointed to
the position in May, so this
was his first campaign.
"We really didn't know
what to expect," he said
Wednesday. "It's such an
honor to be trusted by the
voters to do the job."


OVIEDO I Burns narrowly loses


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ly Oviedians chose more
of the same, re-electing
Deputy Mayor Dominic
Persampiere for his
fifth term and re-elect-
ing Councilman Steven
Schenck for his second
term.
Persampiere
fought off
challenger "I think pi
Rick Burns generally h
by a 51 to 49 the directic
percent mar-
gin a differ- is going,"
ence of about
350 votes. This
was the second St
time Burns had
challenged
Persampiere's
seat.
Schenck won by a more
substantial margin over
newcomer Rob Thrift,
with a spread of 54 to 46
percent.
"I think people are
generally happy with the
direction the city is going,"
Schenck said. "They had
some questions about the
downtown, the hospital


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and economics, but they
like the way we're head-
ed."
He outlined some pos-
sible plans to begin his sec-
ond term; such as improv-
ing recycling programs
and working with- busi-
nesses to make it easier to
do business in the city.
Longtime
State Rep. Sandy
3ople are Adams won
happy with her bid for re-
n the City election by a 59
percent to 38
percent margin
over Democrat
Councilman Robert Acosta
ven Schenck in District 33.


Independent
candidate
Franklin Perez
picked up 3 percent of the
vote. Adams, a deputy sher-.
iff, has served in the state
House of Representatives
since 2002.
In the race for the vacat-
ed state senate District
24 seat, Republican Thad
Altman defeated Democrat
Kendall Moore by a 59 per-
cent to 41 percent margin.


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BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
Crime, arrests and
public safety news from
the Oviedo Police Department

By Lt. George Ilemsky


Burglaries, thefts and
criminal mischief
On Oct. 27, Oviedo Police
responded to the Sew and
Tell on the 1700 block of
West Broadway Street in ref-
erence to a burglary that just
occurred. According to the
owner, the business closed
at 6 p.m., and at about 9
p.m., the complainant
heard the front door open
and observed a black male
wearing only a green pair of
pants standing at the front
counter.
Evidently the owner
watched the black male
remove two deposit bags
from her purse, which was
lying on the front counter,
and run out the door in an
unknown direction. The
black male was described as
being in his early 30s, stand-
ing about 5 feet 2 inches,
with a thin build and short
curly hair.
On Oct. 28, a vehicle
burglary was reported that
occurred at the Kinder Care
Learning Center on Alafaya
Woods Boulevard. The com-


plainant was dropping off
her child and left her vehi-
cle running and unsecured
as she entered the daycare.
She left her purse and her
lunch bag in between the
front seats of her vehicle.
After leaving the daycare,
she drove to McDonald's
drive thru and noticed her
purse and lunch bag miss-
ing.
On Oct. 30, a girl's bicycle
was stolen from the front
lawn of the 800 block of
Lincoln Parkway.
On Oct. 31, a six-point-
ed star was etched into the
trunk lid of a marked police
vehicle while the vehicle
was parked in the driveway
of 1000 block of California
Creek.
On Oct. 31, a vehicle bur-
glary was reported in the
1000 block of North Magee
Creek Court. The victim,
who stated to police-that he
could not remember wheth-
er he locked his vehicle that
was parked in his driveway,
reported his Garmin NUVI
GPS was missing.


On Nov. 1, the entrance
gate to Shane Kelly Park
located on County Road 426
was damaged. An Oviedo
Parks and Recreation
Department employee stat-
ed that force was used to
damage the gate due to the
support poles being bent.
On Nov. 1, the rear win-
dow of a pick-up truck was
shattered by a rock that
was found in the'bed of the
truck while it was parked in
the area of the 1000 block
of Covington Street.

Arrests and charges:
neighborly theft
On Oct. 29, a female was
charged and arrested
for burglary to a convey-
ance when she entered
her neighbor's vehicle and
stole cash from the con-,
sole. The female perpetra-
tor appeared to be under
the influence and stated to
officers that she was merely
waiting in his vehicle.
The neighbor sought
prosecution in the matter,
as permission to enter his
vehicle or remove anything
from there was never grant-
ed.
On Oct. 31, a capias
request is being filed on a
subject for resisting an offi-
cer with violence. The offi-
cer engaged in a foot pur-
suit of the subject the officer
knew had an outstanding
active warrant for his arrest.


During the foot chase, the
subject evidently picked up
a lawn chair and threw it at
the officer striking him in
the shin and causing him
to fall. The officer suffered a
minor abrasion.
On Oct. 31, a female
juvenile was taken into cus-
tody for threatening her
older sister, who is also her
legal guardian, with a knife.
Evidently, the juvenile took
exception to being told
to go to her room. A third
party at the-residence had
to forcefully take away the
knife until police arrived
and took control of the
scene.
On Oct. 31, police
responded to an incident
of domestic violence in the
2000 block of Coolbrook
Court. Evidently, the hus-
band became angry and
became violent when he
allegedly disapproved of
whom his wife works with.
The situation escalated
when he pushed his wife
to the floor and proceeded
to attempt to strangle her.
The 14-year-old son then
jumped on the aggressor's
back in an attempt to pull
his father off.
The 14-year-old was then
pushed aside. Additionally,
the victim's two daughters
also witnessed the incident,
and the husband was subse-
quently placed under arrest
for his actions.


Central Florida zoo says goodbye to ape
,For years visitors to the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical
Gardens could close their eyes and be transported through
sound to the Southeast Asian -rainforest by the Zoo's
siamangs. The siamangs are gibbons (small apes) with
impressive throat sacs that inflate like balloons to reso-
nate loud vocalizations that announce their territories.
This sound has been greeting guests at the Zoo since
it opened in 1975. The famous duet is a two part song,
performed by the male and female together. Siamangs
don't sing alone which is why you won't hear the sound if
you visit the Zoo now.
Our male siamang, Araccus, a favorite animal of guests
and staff alike, died on Oct. 30 at the age of 38. Araccus
was one of the oldest siamangs in the captive popula-
tion.

City needs volunteers for civic boards
The City of Oviedo is looking for board volunteers for posi-
tions coming available. Call the city at 407-971-5555 or
visit CityofOviedo.net for more information.

UCF's Daunte Culpepper rejoins NFL
With the Detroit Lions signing Daunte Culpepper to a two-
year contract on Saturday, UCF now has a Conference
USA-leading 14 of its alumni in the National Football
League and four of them with the Detroit Lions. Culpepper
joins Travis Fisher, Michael Gaines and Kevin Smith in
Detroit.
With Culpepper's signing, UCF becomes one of just 11
colleges in the nation with at least four alumni on a single
NFL franchise, joining a very impressive list of schools
that includes Auburn, Colorado State, Florida, Louisville,
Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma and
Texas.
Culpepper had announced his retirement from the
league in September but the Lions had a need for a quar-
terback after recently having to place starter Jon Kitna on
injured reserve. A first team All-American at UCF in 1998,
Culpepper will embark on his 10th season with the NFL,
most of which were spent with the Minnesota Vikings
(1999-2005).
Culpepper played for the Miami Dolphins in 2006 and


the Oakland Raiders last fall. The Ocala native is a three-
time Pro Bowl selection.

Organic lawn care company gets bought
Jon Wall has purchased StayGreen Lawn Care from Brian
Connor of Orlando.
StayGreen Lawn Care is an all organic, eco-friendly
lawn care service that is an alternative to the traditional
chemicals used to treat the lawn.
StayGreen has been featured on Fox 35 News. E-mail
Jen Norris at jen@staygreenlawncare.com or visit
StayGreenLawnCare.com for more information.

- Health Department opens new STD clinic
The Seminole County Health Department opened a new
Specialty Clinic at the Department focusing on sexual
health education, prevention and testing services.
In Seminole County, from 2007 to 2008, there has
been an increase of 25 percent of early syphilis cases. In
addition, from 2006 to 2007 there was increase of 143
percent of HIV diagnosis. Furthermore, in 2007 out of the
553 positive cases of chlamydia diagnosed, 201 were
diagnosed in youth between age 15 to 19.
Call Denise Ward at 407-665-3384 for more informa-
tion.

Help overseas soldiers by baking cookies
Northland Church in Longwood Florida is collecting
10,000 homemade cookies to send to our Soldiers serv-
ing overseas.
They are asking for anyone who would be interested in
joining them to make a dozen of any kind of cookie. Wrap
the cookies in clear plastic wrap in sets of two. They will
be packaged and sent overseas with notes of encourage-
ment!
The Cookie Drop off will be on Friday, Nov. 21st from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northland Church, 530 Dog Track Road
in Longwood.
If you have the name of a soldier serving overseas that
you would like to have cookies sent to e-mail vbellhorn@
gmail.com.


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PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also was a presi-
dential candidate, visited Winter Park's Bakely's restaurant on Sunday,
Nov. 2, to rally support for John McCain. With him were Sen. Mel
Martinez and Rep. Ric Keller. Giuliani and Martinez were on a swing
through the state to cut into Barack Obama's lead in the polls.




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Cop talk: Never leave
your car running
Do not leave your vehicle
running while you get out of
your car... even for a second.
It is foolish, creates oppor-
tunities for thieves and is
illegal.


Man arrested for
manslaughter in Geneva
On Saturday, Nov. 1 Andrew
Conley was arrested by the
Seminole County Sheriff's
Office on a warrant for neg-
ligent man-
." slaughter and
booked into
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4 County Jail
on a $25,000-
bond. On
Oct. 4, Conley
Conley allegedly mis-
handled a pis-
tol that fired a bullet that
struck and fatally wound-
ed his- girlfriend, Theresa
* Anderson. Conley is sched-
uled for arraignment on
Dec. 16.
The shooting on
Tallapoosa Drive in Geneva
happened at about 7 a.m.
The victim's boyfriend,
Conley, was home with the
victim's two children at the
time. The children said they
did not hear any arguing in
advance of the shooting.


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I THIS WEEK in human history


IN T E R E S T S tions of young children the alphabet and how to count, makes its
broadcast debut. "Sesame Street" went on to become the most
Widely viewed children's program in the world.



Mother puts heart into autism
AMY K.D. TOBIK
THE VOICE -'7


A s the sun' slowly rises over
S Disney's Wide World of
. ports Complex and crowds
of people gradually descend upon
the fields, Karen Thompson will be
on cloud nine. Right beside her will
be her 11-year-old autistic daugh-
ter, Jessica, anxious to begin her 5K
venture as "Team Jessica" to raise
funds and awareness for a cause
very close to her heart.
Thompson, chairwoman for
Walk Now for Autism Orlando, said
she places the annual fundrais-
ing experience on the same list of
important life events such as the
day she got married, and when her
children were born.
"The walk is the day that you
feel like you have done your part to
change the world just a little bit
for the better. You see all these
families come together who
never thought they could make
it to the walk, and they enjoy the
day without the burdens they
face out in public," the Winter
Springs resident said.
Walk Now for Autism
takes place in com-
munities all over the '
world and is consid-
ered the nation's larg-
est grass-roots autism
walk program.
Today, one out of 150 children
is affected by autism, a number
that increases each year, Thompson
said. "When we say autism now,
the vocabulary has changed,"
Thompson explained. "Autism
Spectrum Disorder encompasses


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Karen Thompson of Winter Springs, whose 11-year-old daughter is autistic, is chairwoman of an upcoming walk for autism at Disney.


the entire spectrum under
the autism umbrella which
was considered the clas-
sic autism, and related syn-
dromes such as pervasive
development disorder, unspeci-
fied, and Asperger's syndrome.
While education has opened peo-
ple's eyes to many of the issues faced
by families with autistic children,
Thompson said she doesn't think
people fully realize the breadth of


study showed the cost of raising an
individual with autism is $3.2 mil-
lion," Thompson said.
Many parents of children with
autism not only have to deal with
the day-to-day care of the child, but
they also make plans for adult tran-


sitioning and possibly long-term
care. Acquiring adequate medical
care for adulthood is also a worry
for many.
Thompson said there is very little
her daughter does during her day,
for example, that does not require
some supervision, prompting and
intervention. "She is still working
on tying her shoes, daily hygiene
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AMY K.D. TOBIK
THE VOICE

The young girl toppled off
the school bus with a huge
grin and a flowering but-
terfly plant in her hands. It
was Election Day, and she
was prepared to cast her
vote.
As millions of Americans
voted in the official
Presidential Election on
Tuesday, nearly 100 Lawton
Elementary School stu-
dents clamored to have
their voices heard as well.
They raced to deliver
their plants to one of the
designated "plant voting"
areas before the first morn-
ing bell rang, from passing
the plants through the car
window at the carline to
dropping them off at the


PHOTO BY AMY K.D. TOBIK THE VOICE
A vote cast for McCain was among 43 that put him over the top in this 'election.'


front office.
In an effort to involve
students in the election
process and to rebuild the
Lawton Environmental
Study Area destroyed
by Tropical Storm Fay in
August, students were asked
to cultivate democracy and
vote using perennials.
Republican John McCain


fans were asked to bring a
butterfly penta, while those
backing Democrat Barack
Obama brought a butter-
fly lantana or milkweed.
Independents could bring
a butterfly herb plant.
As fourth-grader Bailey
Bohrer added her bright

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Oviedo hosts its 35th annual
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Nov. 8 at Lawton Elementary
School. There will be arts and
crafts for sale, food, drinks,
a country store, a student art
festival, a rock climbing wall and
live entertainment. '
The event is organized by the
Oviedo Woman's Club. Lawton
is at State 1:oad 426 and Lake
Jessup Avenue. A shuttle service
is available from Oviedo High
School on State Road 426.
Story time comes to
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The Orange County Ubrary System
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Leu Gardens is at 1920 North
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like when a 10-inch-long giant
millipede crawls up your arm,
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Holiday store comes to Geneva
The Cottage Industry Guild will be
sponsoring their 3rd annual Holiday
Boutique at the Geneva Community
Center at 161 First St. from 9 a.m. to
2 pm. on Nov. 22.
Featured items will be arts, crafts
and products from home-based busi-


nesses.
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to three games of bowling, there will
also be a raffle, door prizes and a
silent auction. Event admission also
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and learning to cut 'with a knife,"
she said. "When you look back she
has learned a lot, but from a devel-
opmental standpoint, we still have
a long way to go," Thompson said.
"Trying to reconcile getting
through the day knowing you will
have to plan for the future, it is like
coping with the optimism and deal-
ing with the realism," Thompson
said.
The Thompson family has raised
more than $5,000 this year for Team
Jessica. Through hard work, deter-
mination and never-ending fam-
ily support, Jessica has made amaz-
ing strides. There was a time when
attending a large public event
would be too overwhelming for her,
Thompson explained. Instead, she


added, "Jessica looks proud, it's her
team, they are carrying her picture
and she knows those people are out
there for her."
Jessica said her favorite part of
attending the 5K is "Walking with
my team, being strong and going
the distance," a reference to a
Disney "Hercules" song she uses for
daily inspiration.
Thompson, who has participated
in the walk for the past four years,
said she is encouraged by the posi-
tive advancements made over the
years in research. "Research-based
methodology is giving the provid-
ers niore information about some
of the underlying bases for autism,"
Thompson said. "We are making
great advances in a short amount
of time and in that we are learning
a lot about what is happening in


Visit WalkNowforAutism.org to find more
about the event at Disney and others in
support of research to treat and cure
autism, a mental disorder affecting one
out of 150 children.

the brain and the way people with
autism function from an early age,"
she added.
One of the most monumental
improvements, Thompson said, was
new legislation passed in Florida
allowing people with autism
$36,000 per year insurance cover-
age with a $200,000 lifetime maxi-
mum. The law, which will go into
effect next year, will cover expens-


es such as behavioral, speech and
occupational therapy.
Thompson said she hopes visi-
tors to this year's Walk Now for
Autism event will leave empowered
knowing that not only will their life
be better tomorrow, but they have
helped improve the lives of every-
one there. "When you work toward
the greater good it gets better -
you get to.good," she added.
"If you look at autism as a poker
game, some people are happy to
play the hand out that they have,
and we fully support that and want
them to enjoy life to the fullest. But
we don't only want to enjoy the
game, we want some better cards,"
Thompson said. "We want a better
hand for our kids."


ADOPTION I Florida has 950 children looking for loving homes


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11, and Tanner, 7, by read-
ing books celebrating the
joys of adoption to children
at Carillon Elementary in
Oviedo.
National Adoption
Month, which began -in
1990, raises public aware-
ness of the thousands of
children waiting in foster
care for permanent, devot-
ed families.
Currently, more than
100,000 children in the
United States are in foster
care and hundreds of thou-
sands of children are in or-
phanages worldwide, ac-
cording to Adoption.com.
Bob Rooks, director of


Florida's Adoption Infor-
mation Center, said there
are currently 950 children
waiting to be adopted in
Florida alone.
While 3,680 were adopt-
ed from foster care last year,
the need to place the re-
maining children is serious.
"We were the number one
state last year for adoptions
from foster care. We were
really blessed, but there is
still a great need; the need
didn't go away," Rooks said.
"The [foster children] are
truly in limbo. It doesn't
mean that they are bad
kids; it doesn't mean there
is something wrong with
them. School-age children
have the greatest need
because they have been


Call 1-800-962-3678 for
more information on adopting
foster children in Florida.

through tough times and
need a good, stable loving
family," Rooks said.
Many of these children
spend their lives with dif-
ferent foster families, which
gives them a taste of family
life and relationships, but it
is not meant to be a perma-
nent situation.
Rooks, who has person-
ally acted as a foster par-
ent to 80 children during
the course of 20 years, said,
"Children need a chance to


belong, to have their own
name and a chance to ex-
perience a family's tradi-
tions."
Nationally, 20,000 chil-
dren age out of the foster
care system per year, mean-
ing they reach 18 years old
without ever being adopt-
ed, Rooks said. These young
adults often never have a
chance to bond with a fam-
ily or create a home base -
they are essentially on their
own.
"We all need to be part of
something, and it doesn't
matter if they are 13, 14 or
15 years old. No matter how
good we are, [foster par-
ents] are only second best
to their own adoptive fam-
ily. They need someone to


come home to at 25 years
old," Rooks said.
"People often don't real-
ize that you don't have to
be wealthy to share your
life with a child from foster
care," Rooks said. Adoptive
parents in Florida are given
financial assistance, and the
child is eligible for financial
aid for college.
Kara smiled as she re-
ferred to the framed photo-
graphs of her two adoptive
children that she keeps by
her desk. "I can't imagine
loving a child any more if
they were mine biologi-
cally," Glasco said. "The kids
were there and they-are
beautiful."


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pink pentas to the grow-
ing pile of plants she pro-
claimed to her school-
mates that she was casting
a vote for John McCain. "I
believe in McCain because
when he was in Vietnam
and was shot down, he
stayed with his men. When
they offered him a chance
to gohome he said 'no' and
stayed with them."
Fifth-grader Madeline
Christel, said she brought
her plant in honor of
Obama "because his
beliefs are the same as my
- mom's."


John McCain 43 plants
Barack Obama 36 plants
Independent- 10 plants

Rachelle Groetsch, vol-
unteer program chair of
the garden, was thrilled
with the enthusiasm of
both the parents and the
children. "Voting with
plants was exciting for
everyone," Groetsch said
as she prepared to drive
the flowers over to the gar-
den for immediate plant-
ing. "Hopefully in a week
we will see a major trans-
formation in the garden."


EVENTS I Students ask to 'black out' 15 minutes


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includes complimentary soft drinks, beer, hamburgers, hot
dogs, chicken bites, pizza and salad. Proceeds from this
family-friendly event will go towards local charities and
the club's college scholarships program.
Call George Viele at 407-435-3470 for more informna-
tion.

Turn out the lights with Partin students
Ryan Peetz's fifth-grade class at Partin Elementary School
in Oviedo encourages all city residents to participate in
"Black Out Oviedo" on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 7:30-
7:45 p.m.
The students are asking that all citizens turn off all
unnecessary electrical appliances and lights for 15 min-
utes. Because we cannot depend on fossil fuels forever,
the students want to remind all people how important it
is to save energy.
Call Peetz at 407-320-4837 or e-mail ryan_peetz@
scps.kl2.fl.us for more information.


Celebrate America Recycles Day with batteries
In recognition of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15,
Interstate Batteries reminds residents they can drop off
their used lead-acid (automotive) batteries on from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at Interstate Batteries at 366 Loyd
Lane in Oviedo and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
15 at 1950 W. State Road 426, Suite 124, in Oviedo.

Improve your leadership skills in November
Lead by example and attend the Book an Expert Business
Book Club for a lively discussion based on the book,
Lessons on Leadership: the 7 Fundamental Management
Skills for Leaders at All Levels by Jack Stahl (Coca Cola
and Revlon CEO). The discussion will take place Thursday,
Nov. 20 in Conference Room #2 of the Central Branch
Library, 215 N. Oxford Road in Casselberry. Networking
begins at 6:45 p.m., and the discussion will take place
from 7-7:45 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This event
is a joint venture of the Seminole County Library and
the Seminole Business Development Center at Seminole
Community College.


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THIS WEEK in sports history


L E T announcing his sudden retirement from the Los Angeles Lakers
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Johnson is a prominent spokesman for AIDS awareness and a
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Undefeated Bucs hold back Huskies


Bears win;

Hawks shut out


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE

The Hagerty High School
Huskies went from a first-
time favorite last week
to a long-shot under-
dog in Friday football
against Mainland. The 8-0
Buccaneers rolled over the
Huskies 28-7.
But that wasn't before the
Hagerty team put up a fight
that kept the fans watching.
They scored early in the sec-
ond quarter to turn a shut-
out into a 14-7 contest with
plenty of time to spare.
Huskies quarterback Jeff
Driskel kept things interest-
ing, in both a good and a
bad way. He gave up two
interceptions in the game
during key drives, but also
helped lead his team down-
field by outsmarting the
Bucs' defense earlier in the
game.
The lone Hagerty score
came courtesy of running
back Caleb Amnon, who
raced three -yards past
Mainland's defense to close
the scoring gap.
The second quarter
would be an offensive slug-
fest that left the Huskies
dizzy though, with the Bucs
coming back strong with a
long drive capped off by a
20-yard pass to bring the
score to 21-7 by halftime.
After that, the Bucs


Hagerty vs. Pine Ridge
7 p.m. at Pine Ridge
926 Howland Blvd., Deltona

Winter Springs
vs. Seminole
7:30 p.m. at Seminole
2701 Ridgewood Ave., Sanford

Oviedo vs. South Sumter
7:30 p.m. at South Sumter
706 N. Main St., Bushnell

The Hawks are off this week,
but return to action next Friday
against Winter Springs.


agerty put 7 points on the board against the powerful defense of Mainland, wo is undefeated
Hagerty put 7 points on the board against the powerful defense of Mainland, who is undefeated this season.


cruised on the strength of
a powerhouse defense that
held the Huskies to only 58
yards on the ground.
The Huskies (3-5) desper-
ately need a district win to
secure the No. 2 spot, which
they currently hold jointly
with Pine Ridge. They play
Pine Ridge in Deltoria at 7
p.m. Friday.

Winter Springs
The Winter Springs Bears
bounced back from a loss
to Oviedo last week to edge
Lake Mary 16-7 on Friday.
The Bears' offense never
could find traction against


the Lake Mary (3-5, 0-4)
defense, and both teams
were caught in a struggle to
find first downs, let alone
touchdowns, until late in
the game when both offens-
es finally came back from
the dead.
But that didn't stop
Winter Springs from scor-
ing early on a freak fumble
return by defensive back
Cain Elliot for 70 yards into
the end zone in the second
quarter.
In the third the Bears
found their only offense
was again Al-Terek McBurse,,
who ran 71 yards for a


touchdown in the offense's
biggest play of the game.
A rare Quentin Avery field
goal opportunity translated
into another 3 points for
the Bears, and the Rams
never returned the favor.
The Bears (6-2, 1-2) are
out of the playoff hunt,
but have a chance to derail
Seminole (6-2, 3-0) at 7:30
p.m. Friday in Sanford.

Lake Howell
Once again the Lake Howell
Silver Hawks (0-9, 0-4)
found themselves unable to
stop a slaughter on the grid-
iron, this time against Pine


Ridge.
The Panthers stormed
to a 35-0 win, handing the
Hawks their fourth shutout
loss of the season.
The Hawks take a game
off this Friday, but return at
7:30 p.m. next Friday, Nov.
14, against Winter Springs
in Bear country.


Knights fall in overtime tussle


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
UCF Coach George O'Leary gets some face time with one of his players during Sunday
night's game against the East Carolina Panthers. A tense game ended in a handful of
key turnovers and an overtime punctuated by a Panthers field goal.


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE

A wild game against East
Carolina kept fans on their
toes Sunday night, as the
Knights tried desperately
to beat their conference
rival. But an overtime field
goal by the Panthers' Ben
Hartman closed the door on
the Knights 13-10.
The Knights scored 10
points before halftime to
take a tenuous lead, but the
Panthers came storming
back in the second half to
win.
In the final minutes
before a tie took it all into
overtime, an entire game's
worth of drama unfolded.
With just 43 seconds left,
UCF quarterback Michael
Greco was forced out of the
pocket and rushed 13 yards


into first-down territory, but
a slap on the ball caused a
fumble, and ECU recovered.
On the next play, UCF's
Johnell Neal shocked ECU
with an interception to get
the ball back less than 5 sec-
onds after his team lost it.
But in a confusing move,
Coach George O'Leary chose
to kneel out the clock, which
had 28 seconds left.
Greco threw an intercep-
tion on the first play of over-
time, giving the ball back to
the Panthers.
ECU immediately began
a slow march toward the
UCF end zone, punctuated
by a 39-yard field goal by
Hartman to seal the game.
"We had our opportuni-
ties and we came up short,"
O'Leary said. "You can't turn
the ball over like we did at
the end and expect to still


Next Game:
vs. Southern Miss
WHEN: 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 8

WHERE: Bright House Stadium

This will be the Knights'
Homecoming game.

win the game."
The Knights return for the
second game of their two-
game homestand, also their
homecoming game, against
Southern Miss at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday. Southern M4iss is
the conference bottom-
dweller, giving the Knights a
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Hagerty Huskies Sports Review


COMPILED BY JAY GETTY
HAGERTY HIGH SCHOOL

Football -
Huskies suffer first
district loss to Mainland
A 28-7 loss to Mainland High School
on Friday sets up a major battle for
the playoffs as a result of a Pine Ridge
win over Lake Howell last week. The
winner of this week's game between
Hagerty and Pine Ridge at Pine Ridge
High School will claim the district
runner-up title and advance in the
FHSAA state series.
The lone score for Hagerty came on
a Caleb Amon 3-yard run in the sec-
ond quarter of play. The team is now
3-5 overall and 2-1 in the district.
Cross Country -
2008 Seminole Athletic
Conference results
The harriers raced to their highest
SAC team finishes in school history
last week at the meet held on the SCC
Oviedo campus. The women posted a
second-place finish overall while the
men were third in the nine-school
conference.
For the girls, Shannon Compher
earned her first SAC title by break-


ing the 19-minute barrier to win the
varsity race by a 37-second margin
in a time of 18:59.26. Earning sec-
ond-team all-conference spots were
Ashley Seymour (ninth, 20:04) and
Shannon Dunne (15th, 21:04). Sarah
Ankli and Amy Ankli completed the
team score as they finished 17th and
18th overall.
The men were led by first-team
all-conference member Peter Licari.
Licari finished fourth overall in a time
of 16:37. Following Licari and earning
second-team all-conference selec-
tions were Sean Mendes (12th, 16:57)
and Alex Ruedas (16th, 17:12). Kyle
Burton and Colin Tardrew completed
the team score as they finished 20th
and 36th overall.
Both teams will compete in the
district championships on Nov. 8 in
Deland as a part of the FHSAA state
series.
Swimming -
FHSAA District
Championships results 2008
In action in the pool at the 3A-2 dis-
trict meet held at Lake Brantley, the
Hagerty swim program advanced a
record number of swimmers to the
FHSAA regional championships. The


men placed third in the meet while
the women were seventh overall.
For the men, Matt Curby and
Takashi Worrell each claimed district
titles in their individual events. Curby
earned two titles with wins in the 200
IM and 100 Backstroke. Worrell was
victorious in the 200 Free. Also earn-
ing a first-place finish for the men
was the 400 Free Relay consisting
of Curby, Worrell, Jordan Pollack and
Kyle Geiger. Rounding out the final-
ist representation for the men in the
meet were Alec Pedigree, Alex Gatlin,
Paul Jaskowski, Andres Carrion, Alex
Pugnet and Will Burris.
For the women, six girls Olivia
Sims, Emily Curby, Ashley Raby,
Kaley Shaouni, Jamie Miller, and Ariel
Schroeder all reached the finals in
their events.
Volleyball -
FHSAA District
Championship results 2008
A big win over the Seabreeze
Sandcrabs at HHS in the FHSAA 5A-5
semifinal game pushed the Huskies
to a regional playoff berth. The volley-
ball team is just the second squad to
advance out of district play as a team
for the school.


In the win over the Sandcrabs (25-
14, 25-23, 25-9), Alex Teixeira led all
scorers with 14 points on four aces
and nine kills. Setter Mandy McIntosh
also contributed a stellar game by
accounting for 9 points on five aces,
three kills and 17 assists. McIntosh
recorded two blocks as well.
The district final paired Hagerty
with the No. 1 seed, Lake Howell High
School, to complete the tournament
bracket. In the final, the Silver Hawks
captured the title with a three-game
sweep of the Huskies (25-17, 25-10,
25-20).
As the FHSAA 5A-5 runner-up, the
Huskies (9-13) will travel to George
Jenkins High School in Lakeland for a
game in the FHSAA regional playoffs.
The FHSAA state series brackets cre-
ate a 32-team field to crown a state
champion.
Bowling -
Teams finish regular season
with identical records
The Husky bowling teams finished
their regular season schedule with
13-3 records as they both posted
wins over Winter Springs and Crooms
AOIT last week. In the win over the
Bears (2829-2407), Richie Massillo


led the men with a 647 series. The
women were led by Alyssa Stephan's
586 series in a 2526-1934 victory.
Both teams defeated Crooms AOIT in
Baker play to finish the year.
The teams will compete next in
the FHSAA district tournament for a
chance to compete in the state finals.
Soccer -
Girls Preseason Classic at
Master's Academy
The varsity squad finished its prepa-
ration for the regular season with a
split of a pair of contests at Master's
Academy last week. In their first
game, the Huskies defeated University
High School by the score of 4-1.
Scoring goals in the game were Anisa
Stewart (2), Lyndsay Wainman and
Danielle Filliben. Filliben and Danielle
Bertoncini each added an assist.
In the second game, the girls relin-
quished a 2-1 lead to the Eagles after
the halftime break and were defeated
by the score of 4-2 by the host school.
Filliben accounted for both goals in
the contest.
The team will open the regular sea-
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THIS WEEK in political history

SThe Supreme Court refuses to hear a challenge by the state of
Massachusetts regarding the constitutionality of the Vietnam War.
By a 6-3 vote, the justices rejected the effort of the state to bring
a suit in federal court in defense of residents claiming protection
under a state law that allowed them to refuse military service in
O IfE not jus abi an undeclared war.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR

'Pro-life' not just abortion vocabulary


Yesterday, I received an e-mail
from a fellow Christian urging
me, and anyone I could convince,
to not support one of the two
men running for president of the
United States of America because
this particular candidate was not
"pro-life." I must admit that I was
offended at the thought that reli-
gious leaders should attempt to
convince those in their spiritual
charge to vote one way or the
other. It would be tantamount to a
political leader telling his constitu-
ency to which church they should
belong!
I have spoken to many, many
people about the upcoming elec-
tion, and from many I keep hear-
ing that they will not support one
candidate because he is not "pro-
life" or that they will vote for the
other man because he is "pro-life."
All this talk about "pro-life" got me
thinking about what a "pro-life"
position really is or should be.
If someone were pro-life then I
would think that that would indi-
- cate that.they were pro-all-life, not
just one segment of it. Either you
are for life or not. On that basis let
us consider the candidates run-
ning for the highest elected office
in this country. Which of these two
men truly exhibits a concern for
all life? In order to learn this, we of
needs first must define life. Is life


just the life of a beautiful unborn
child growing in his mother's
womb? Or is life also the child-
who has entered this world and is
denied proper health care, medi-
cines and treatment for illnesses?
Is life defined as "viable" life in
the womb, or does it also include
children denied proper nutrition
because their school lunch pro-
gram (which quite often is their
only decent meal in the day) has
been cut back or eliminated? Is the
only important life the one that
has not yet been warmed by the
glow of the sun, or is it also those
elderly who cannot get warm in
the winter because they do not
have enough money to pay to
heat their homes, or worse have
become homeless and live on the
streets of this, the richest country
on the planet? Is life limited to a
growing unborn child who some-
day may be in the army, or does
it also include the soldiers in war
zones who are denied proper body
armor and equipment to protect
them from enemy fire?
Is important life only human,
or does it also include animals
who are slaughtered for sport or
killed because the environment
is not as important as the bottom
line of a corporate balance sheet?.
Ask yourself which of the candi-
dates vying to lead this beautiful


country we are blessed in which to
live has shown the most concern
for all life. Which of the men who
aim to lead not only America but
ultimately the hearts of the whole
world have inspired people to
think beyond themselves?
Interestingly enough, I fear that
some of those who have a lim-
ited understanding of "pro-life"
would support anyone as long
as they labeled themselves "pro-
life." During the dark days of Nazi
Germany, even Adolph Hitler in a
limited way was "pro-life" pro-
life for Aryan children, beautiful
blond, blue-eyed babies. In fact
it was policy in the Third Reich
to have Aryan-type soldiers mate
with Aryan-type women to pro-
duce the "master race." If anyone
had dared to abort such an unborn
child, they would have faced
severe punishment from the state.'
But Hitler was limited in his pro-
life position. He was not pro Gypsy
life, or Jewish life, or Slavic life, or
the lives of those who were men-
tally challenged or born with any
defect that would not fit in with
the "master race."
When you begin to show only
concern for one segment of life,
you then become anything but
pro-life. As I stated early on, I do
not feel that it is proper to tell
people for whom they should vote;


but I most definitely believe that
we need to define the terms we
use, so that we can get a true per-
spective of what we are saying and
believing.
Father John E. Hamatie
Pastor of Saint George Antiochian Orthodox
Church, Orlando


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EMPLOYMENT

Ask

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Dear Sandi,
I am working at a commission-
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salespeople in my department for
the past seven years. I am still doing
OK, but my company has added


three other people and they are try-
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I can handle more work.
Need Less Help
Dear Need Less Help,
I am glad you are still doing well. I
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has been for the past seven years.
I would also remind him or her


that in these challenging times
you expect that you will have to
work harder to make what you
have in the past. Ask if you can be
open and honest with your boss. If
yes, find out why they brought on
more people. Maybe they thought
it would increase sales. Ask how
the customers can be divided fairly.
without harming the best earners.
Best wishes.
Sandi


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Here's what
students at Partin
0 Elementary had to
say about being a
best friend.
7/:


I support them and
I have helped my
friend in Social
Studies. Good friends
are fun to play with
and they have good
sportsmanship.
Ethan E.
9 years old


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to have The Voice visit your class or group.


Friends have integrity,
they are nice, and
honest. Sometimes
it can take a while
to make a friend. My
friends are helpful
and always there
for me.
-Hannah M..
9 years old


I have a lot of best
friends-some since
kindergarten and
some since this year.
We have a lot in
common-the way we
think is the same.
Isabella G.
9 years old


I treat my friends
how I want to be
treated. It doesn't
take long to make
friend. I help therr
when they need h
and I trust them.
Jac
9 years


You should be there for your friend
all the time, not just when others
are around. Sometimes it is easy as
1-2-3 and sometimes it is hard to
make a friend.
MaKenna I
9 years old


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