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Serving Greater Oviedo and Winter Springs for more than 17 years!
j December 19 - December 25, 2008


S emin0!e County's Swaedescelebrited.
" St. Lucia Day"Dec. 13 in Sanford. .
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"In Winter Springs, it's
not OK to throw shoes
at Bushes."
- Winter Springs
City Commissioner
Rick Brown, said at
Monday's Commission
meeting. (The mayor
is John Bush.)

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Thieves

frolic in

recession


JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE

Thefts usually increase dur-
ing the holidays, and police
say the economic downturn
could be making things
worse.
In Oviedo this year, bur-
glaries to businesses, includ-
ing forced and attempted
entry, have nearly doubled
compared with this time last
year, from 33 to 60. Car bur-
glaries in that time frame
have increased by "52 per-
cent. Burglaries to residenc-
es stayed about the same.
-"The holiday season
always gives people look-
ing for something to steal
opportunity," Oviedo Police
81 Chief Jeff Chudnow said.
The recession, which the
U.S. entered a year ago, may
be adding to those theft
numbers. As unemployment
rises,. "people who wouldn't
usually do it become des-
perate," he said.
Maitland Police Officer
Allison Diller said the city's
burglary and theft numbers
have been above average
during the last month and a
half. She said you can't offi-
cially tie the economy to the
increase, but she suspects
S that's the case.
"We. are watching busi-
nesses more closely this
time of year," she said, add-
ing that law enforcement
agencies will commonly put
together special enforce-
ment units that patrol busi-
nesses only, mostly in the
evening.
Business 'owners can
prevent thefts by making
sure their stores are locked
and well-lit overnight and
that valuable items, such
as TVs, are out of sight, she

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Day in the snow M.



debt

payday


JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE
Oviedo Marketplace owner
General Growth Properties
missed its Dec. 12 dead-
line to pay a $900 million
mortgage loan. As of late
Wednesday , Dec. 17, it was
still negotiating an exten-
sion.
According to a company
statement released Monday,
PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK --THE VOICE "it has notreachedunani-
Brayden Seymour, 4, and Sophia lacano, 3, make snowballs from a mound of Hrucked-in snow made of ground ice mous agreement with its
at Oviedo's "Snow Mountain Winter Fest" event on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility.
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Oviedian's program gathers bikes for kids


JENNY ANDREASSON
-THE VOICE
About 100 children left St.
Stephens Catholic Church
Saturday eager to test out
their shiny new bicycles.
Thanks to Oviedo-based
Children's Christmas Bike
Program, bikes will be
distributed to about 300
underprivileged children
in Oviedo and Winter
Springs. This is the eighth
year of the program, found-
ed by Oviedo resident Al-
Franks, and the fifth year
the Oviedo Rotary Club has
been involved.
The bikes, in all differ-
ent sizes and colors, blan-
keted Franks' driveway and
sidewalk Friday afternoon.
Volunteers stood ready to
load them up and transport
them to the Winter Springs
church, escorted by police
officers of both cities.
"When I look at them,


I don't see bikes," Oviedo
Rotary President David
Craig said. "I see the smiling
faces of kids who otherwise
wouldn't have one."
The recipients are select-
ed by their school guid-
ance counselors or teach-
ers. Along with the bicycle,
each child is given a hel-
met, padlock and chain.
The bikes, and donations
used to purchase bikes, are
collected from organiza-
tions and individuals dur-
ing the year. In the first year
of the program, Franks dis-
tributed 12 bicycles. Last
year, he distributed 350.
This year, they will give out
an additional three hand-
icap-accessible bikes that
a volunteer modified him-
self.
Wils Bell, a bike donor
and volunteer, said it's even
more rewarding to see
parents' faces when their
children receive the two-


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK -THE VOICE
Volunteers who helped collect and deliver hundreds of bicycles stand outside the
home of Al Franks of Oviedo, who has collected and stored bikes in his garage for
eight years. In the first year, he collected 12 bicycles. Last year he distributed 350.


wheeled gift. "Just as Al
says, everyone remembers
their first bike," he said. It's
a present that keeps on giv-
ing - allowing them to get
to school, visit friends and
be active.
This year, Franks' efforts
were honored by the


Orlando Magic and Fifth
Third Bank when he was
named December's Fifth
Third Bank Orlando Magic
Maker. He said he was
hesitant at first to accept
the honor. But when he

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THIS WEEK in history


E iE I Itated Honshu, Japan. When the tsunami hit Honshu, 20-foot waves
obliterated buildings from shorelines and about 2,000 ships were
capsized. In all, 60,000 square miles were flooded by the waves and
40,000 homes were completely destroyed.



Commission ponders parking problem

JENNY ANDREASSON Captain Glenn Tolleson areas in the coming year.
THE VOICE presented the results of a Some studied streets won't
nine-month parking study support on-street parking,.
Winter Springs residents at Monday's meeting. The such as, ones less than 22
can't use their front yards on-street parking ban was feet wide. Parking on both
for overflow parking any- lifted in three areas ear- sides of such a street would a
more, but they could soon lier this year, Oak Forest, not allow emergency vehi-
be able to use the street. Mt. Greenwood and North cles to pass through.
The City Commission Orlando Terrace, and results Yard parking . has
voted unanimously Monday were favorable. increased as more residents
to prohibit parked cars in Cars parked on the street have become multi-vehicle
yards, agreeing that it is proved a natural traffic- owners -and households
"unsightly and contributes calming device, Tolleson have increased in size, a fac-
to neighborhood blight." It said, and all three areas tor of the economic down- Cars on lawns take note: Winter springs just outlawed the practice of parking in front
also voted to have neigh- exhibited a decrease in traf- turn. Many homes on the and side yards, which city leaders called a neighborhood blight.
borhoods evaluated for on- fic crashes and citations older western side of the
street parking practicality. compared with the previ- city have single-car garag- built [to accommodate 50-year-old designs."
"You can't say to people ous nine months. Citations es and compact driveways. more cars]," Tolleson said. Resident Daryl Thomas,
'youcan'tparkintheyardbut in OakForest fell from 75 to Some garages have been Commissioner Gary who supports on-street
you can't park in the street 31 and car accidents went converted into living space Bonner said it is more of parking, said it will let the
either,'" Commissioner Sally from 10 to 3. .or are used for storage, and an urban planning chal- police focus on bigger issues,
McGinnis said. "I hate grass "Public safety is our No. because sidewalks and mail- lenge that the Community such as crime prevention. "I
parking ... but you have to 1 concern, and the results boxes cannot be blocked, Development Department don't want him .(Tolleson)
recognize families have two clearly demonstrate a safety parking options are severe- may want to examine. wasting time telling me my
and three cars and nowhere factor here," McGinnis said. ly limited. "Historic Winter Springs son's friend has to move his
to put them." Tolleson will conduct thle "The current infrastruc- as it approaches its 50th car."
Winter Springs Police same examination in other ture in some areas wasn't anniversary is blessed with




Students jam with former

presidential candidate


Mike Huckabee visits

Master's Academy in Slavia
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee jammed on his bass guitar with
students from The Master's Academy at the school's annual Christmas banquet
on Dec. 8.
The former presidential candidate came to help the Oviedo K-12th grade
Christian school raise money for its Teacher Endowment Fund. Huckabee spoke
to a packed house of more than 500 people and nearly $100,000 was raised. To
learn more about The Master's Academy, visit MastersAcademy.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MASTER'S ACADEMY



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Dece~mber 19 - D~cember25. 2008 Pane A3


Are Vcolorful, creative pizza place I- .

A colorful, creative pizza place


Winter Park's Mellow Mushroom

offers a funky dining alternative


JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE


It's difficult to categorize the
pizza at Mellow Mushroom.
The Winter Park res-
taurant, one of more than
90 franchise locations
throughout the South,
serves up funky-named pies
that don't resemble the thin,
floury dough made famous
in New York or the thick,
flaky variety out of Chicago.,
"It's Southern hippy
pizza," says Chuck Votey,
who opened the Aloma
Avenue franchise location
with his wife, Stacey, about
four years ago.
The whole-wheat pizza
dough, which carries a hint
of sweetness, is hand-tossed
and topped with a high-
grade, low-fat mozzarella
cheese. To further enhance
nutritional value, all meat
toppings are pre-cooked
so fat can drain off, Stacey
said.
"It's healthy food," said
Mellowpatron Silas Ottman.
"There's really nothing else
like this."
Aleesa Ponce, who dines
at Mellow twice a month,
said the Kosmic Karma


pizza, which features spin-
ach, pesto, feta cheese, sun-
dried tomatoes and fresh
tomatoes, "rocks the house."
"This is the best pizza in
town," she said.
Another favorite, Chuck
said, is the Magical Mystery
Tour, which features button
and portobello mushrooms,
jalapenos, spinach, pesto
and feta cheese. They also
carry 21 micro-brew beers
on tap, including locally
brewed Orange Blossom
Pilsner. Sample trays, with
four 5-ounce glasses, are
available.
The atmosphere at
Mellow Mushroom is much
like its pizza selection. The
building, a former Boston
Market, -is covered with
hand-painted pictures of
mushrooms. A mural on
the covered patio features
the members of The Beatles
playing golf beneath a star-
filled sky. The stars even
twinkle at night. Chuck
said the inspiration was the
Beatles song "Lucy in the
Sky with Diamonds" with
a little bit of Florida flavor


The Mellow Mushroom, at 2015
Aloma Ave., serves up eclectic
pizza pies and 21 types of micro-
brew beers. The Winter Park res-
taurant is open from 11 a.m. to
10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday
and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday
and Saturday. Takeout Is available
by calling 407-657-7755. Visit
MellowMushroom.com to learn
more.

thrown in.
Each Mellow Mushroom
has a different theme, he
said, although all loca-
tions use the same menu.
The Voteys are set to open
a second location in the
Waterford Lakes area in
mid-January. That restau-
rant will have a Key West
theme.
Chuck and Stacey have
not been affected by the
economic downturn. In
fact, their numbers are still
going up. "We're up 15 per-
cent from last year," Stacey
said, knocking on the wood-
en table. "I knock every time
I say that."
Just four years ago, the
couple lived in Atlanta.
Chuck worked in comput-
ers and Stacey was a chil-
dren's counselor. They were
frequent patrons of the
Mellow Mushroom there,
and one day Stacey came
home and said, "We could


PHOTO BY LAURENCE SAMUELS - I H VUKI;
Brandi Cook shows off one of the Mellow Mushroom's signature pizzas at their
Winter Park restaurant. The chain combines diverse pizza and beer menus.
own one of these," Chuck "This, for us and our per-
recalled. Now they're the sonalities, is the perfect job,"
happiest they've ever been. Stacey said.


City leaders have changes in mind for W.S. Charter


JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE
The Winter Springs Commission
plans to review the City Charter for
the first time since 2001.
"It's been way too long," said
Commissioner Joanne Krebs, who
requested the item be brought up
at a January Commission meeting
to be put to a vote.
Commissioner Rick Brown
agreed, saying the Charter should
be reviewed "front to back" on a
consistent basis. "It's been seven
years and a lot has changed," he
said. "We should review it no less
than every five years."
A committee, made up of citi-
zens, will perform the review.
Krebs said she would like them
to examine the amount of time that


passes between an election and the
swearing-in of new commissioners.
The Charter states that the oath of
office takes place at the first meet-
ing of December.
"I have a concern that maybe we
should be swearing in within 14
days instead of the whole length
of period where anything can go,"
Krebs said, referring to the outgo-
ing commissioners' actions.
. During the last meeting of the
previous .Commission, commis-
sioners approved City Manager Ron
McLemore's severance package, a
deal that Brown said was a "going-
away present."
Mayor John Bush agreed that
commissioners should be sworn in
as soon after an election as possible.
"Having a lame-duck Commission
is awkward ... it's something that


should be considered and makes
sense," he said.
Another item that Bush would
like to examine is the duties of the
mayor. Currently the mayor does
not get a vote on items, but he can
veto any ordinance. That ordinance
then goes back to the Commission
and has to be passed by a superma-
jority - four votes. Bush would like
to see this veto option apply to res-
olutions as well. "I would like to see
the mayor have a little more power
... we do more things by resolution
than we do by ordinance," he said.
Although Bush has never vetoed
anything, former Mayor Paul
Partyka vetoed a cell phone tower
and a budget while in office. Partyka
said he "has no problem" with that
option extending to resolutions.
"The whole idea is that everything


is a checked system," he said.
Partyka, who is president of the
Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber
of Commerce, supports a total
Charter review and a "cleaning up
of the language" used within the
city's constitution. He would like
to see the fiscal year start on Jan. 1
instead of Sept. 30 and term limits
be changed from three four-year
terms to just two. Commissioner
Sally McGinnis said she supports
shorter term-limits as well.
McGinnis also said she would
like convicted felons who have
had their full rights restored to be
allowed to serve on a city commit-
tee. "After all, under the law they
could run for office and serve on
the Commission," she said.


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Building our rural heritage, part 3


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By Karen McEnany-Phillips


Over the last couple of
weeks, I've tried to give you
a sense of what the Geneva
Rural Heritage Center is
about. When you choose
to live in a rural area, it
has personal meaning and
is clear why it should be
celebrated and preserved.
If you don't live in a rural
. area, you may have a dif-
ferent idea of What it rep-
resents. The truth is all of
us have a lot to learn about
what rural heritage looks
like.
The cool part is how
the different aspects con-
nect past, present and
future and that the RHC
is not really the building,
even though the physical
centerpiece and its history
provides a significant con-
nection to the community.
The pivotal point is that '
we want to celebrate and
preserve a way of life that


takes many forms. It is not
only ranching and natural
lands, but also storytell-
ing, cane-syrup making,
bluegrass/country/gospel
music, equestrian lifestyle,
beekeeping, educational
focus, cultural diversity,
community outreach pro-
grams, outdoor explora-
tion, artisan expression,
religious freedom, culinary
and homemaking activities,
crafts, dance and so much
more.
All of these categories
have roots in our past and
give our children wings
to the future. The heart of
the RHC is celebrating this
textured and multi-faceted
rural quilt and providing a
destination where families
can experience and enjoy
many aspects of the rural
lifestyle. Once you experi-
-ence the same thing that
Sa farmer, an Indian chief,


a 19th century African-
American entrepreneur
or a Russian immigrant
schoolteacher did, you
realize the unique rural!
magic that connects the
generations.
Although the RHC build-
ing will not be a museum,
exhibit space will probably
be one of several elements
included. You can get
excited about the history
of the Geneva area and see
your rural heritage up close
by visiting the Museum of
Geneva History, which is
open on the first Sunday.
of each month, October
through May, from 2-4 p.m.
or by appointment. It is one
of the responsibilities of
the Geneva Historical and
Genealogical Society and
holds thousands of artifacts
and memorabilia.
The Museum recently
underwent a makeover
inside and out. Led by local
Eagle Scout Peter Grenon,
the outside was cleaned,
sanded and repainted.
Museum Chairman Mary Jo
Martin organized her team
to spruce up the inside by
creating five new vignette
rooms: a craft room, a
men's work area, a bed-


room, a kitchen and a gen-
eral store. Stop by and see
newly donated items and
the Museum's new look!
In the next few days and
weeks you will also have
the opportunity to partici-
pate in some examples of
wonderfulrural activities.
Saturday, Dec. 20 visit the
Christmas Post Office Sale
in the parking lot from
9-11 a.m. Items for sale are
toys, T-shirts, prints, caps
and books about Geneva
courtesy of the Geneva
Historical and Genealogical
Society.
Also on the 20th,
come join the monthly
Geneva Musical Jam held
from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at
the community center. It
features local musicians
playing bluegrass, gospel
and old country, and this
month we'll even hear
some Christmas music.
Homemade food is avail-
able for a nominal price
before the jam.
Like to dance? Geneva is
starting a Square Dancing
Club for adults and chil-
dren 10 and older. The
weekly classes will begin in
January and will be an esti-
mated $10 per couple per


evening. Square dancing is
definitely part of our rural
heritage as square dances
used to be held in the com-
munity hall.
Everyone is busy espe-
cially during the holidays,
but don't let that stop
you from finding a way
to contribute to the Rural
Heritage Center project.
Chris Stapleton can match
your interests with fellow
volunteers. E-mail him at
ruralheritage@simiosys.
com or stop by the Old
Geneva School on any
Tuesday evening between
6:30-8:30 p.m. to learn
more. Merry Christmas and
happy holidays!


TALK A EN
TOKAREN
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 will never
be the same because of Deputy
Gregory - it will be better.


BIKES
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found out he would receive money,
he decided to use it toward buying
more bicycle gear.
"We used to do this under the
radar," a modest Franks said. "But
this year we really had to step out-
side the box because of the econo-
my."
The project is expanding to other
areas of Central Florida and even
another state. Franks' daughter. in
Charlotte, N.C., started her own
project this year.
"I'm just amazed," he said.
Although distribution has already
begun, Franks said he'll accept cash
or bike donations through Sunday,
Dec. 21. Contact him at 407-977-
1346 for more information.


THEFTS I Holidays, recession increase crime


< continued from the front page
said. Shoppers should seek out secu-
rity escorts when bringing packages to
their cars.
Winter Springs hasn't taken a big,
hit, Interim Police Chief Kevin Brunelle
said. From January through November
the city experienced 299 thefts com-
pared with 285 in 2007. Commercial
burglaries did increase, from 13 in 2007
to 23. Robberies - violent burglaries -
slid from 12 in 2007 to six this year.
Not included in larcenies are car
burglaries, Brunelle said, in which
more than 75 percent of the cars were
unlocked, making swiping GPS devices
and purses easy.
"What's happening is kids out there
are carhopping," Brunelle said. He said


most of the perpetrators are juveniles
on break from school who are finding
the unlocked car doors and stealing
electronics and even Christmas gifts.
Then they're selling the goods online
on sites such as eBay and craigslist or
pawning them.
"GPSs are a hot item," Oviedo's
Chudnow said, confirming that the
majority of cars that experience bur-
glaries in Oviedo are unlocked too. He
warned people not to leave valuable
items visible in the car. Even if a person
is leaving the car for two minutes, such
as to drop off a child at day care, they
should take their valuables with them
and lock the car door.
Winter Park's Police Department
was contacted for this story but did not
respond to requests for comment.


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A celebration e of Christmas traditions


A celebration of Christmas traditions


Christmas is just around
the corner and it is a time
for joy, a time for sharing,
a time to be thankful and
a time to spend with fam-
ily and love ones. A happy
holiday to all.
Here is a list of
Christmas Eve services
that will be held at the
First United Methodist
Church on King Street in
Oviedo if you are inter-
ested: Christian Life Center
Services with message by
Julie Taylor at 4 p.m. and
5:30 p.m.; sanctuary servic-
es with message by Rev. Jim
Lake at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m.,
8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.; com-
munion is at the 10 p.m.
service in the sanctuary.
Child care is only available
at the 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.'
services.


Did you know that the
first carolers did more
than just stand and sing
harmonies outside neigh-
bors' homes at Christmas?
The word "carol" comes
from an Old French word
that describes a folk dance
done in a circle. Sometimes
these caroling parties got
pretty exciting - even to
the point that priests in
sermons warned parishio-
ners to keep the festivity
orderly and rebuked those
who became too extreme
in their celebration.
Historically, St. Francis of
Assisi is credited with start-
ing the practice of singing
Christmas hymns outside
the church buildings when,
he led his followers in sing-
ing at the nativity scenes he
created.


The tradition of singing
carols door-to-door came
from an ancient Anglo-
Saxon custom known as
"wassailing." The word
meant "to bless with good
health." Originally, farm
families walked with their
neighbors among the
orchards to bless the trees
for the growing season to
come. They sang and drank
an apple beverage also
known as wassail. When
Christians adapted the was-
sail custom, they fellow-
shipped from one house to
another and many of them
kept the custom of serv-
ing punch to their caroling
neighbors.
Today choirs and car-
olers are welcome enter-
tainment in indoor malls,
with beautifully decorated
surroundings that comple-
ment the singers' yoices,
and shoppers can't help
but stop and listen to their
favorite carol. And lately,
in the various events I
have attended, we ended
the festivities by all join-
ing in singing our favorite
Holiday carols.


Give the gift of life by
donating blood from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday,
Dec. 22, at the Oviedo
Police Department, 300
Alexandria Blvd., Oviedo.
A photo ID is required to
donate. Donors receive free
blood pressure, cholesterol
and iron level checks. For
more information, call 407-
971-5700.
The Oviedo Historical
Society members will cel-
.ebrate the holidays by hav-
ing their annual Historical
Society Social on Tuesday,
Dec. 30, at the Oviedo
Woman's Club.
Members will enjoy a
social time and Christmas
potluck dinner.
A little holiday trivia
and sharing: My neighbor
will be moving shortly
down Alabama way and
he is slowly packing up his
belongings. It's a process
during which we usually
find some lovely "treasur-
ers" that we have been sav-
ing for a while, and. they
must go. My neighbor is
definitely sharing as his
treasurers are lining both


sides of the street and the
other neighbors and I are
having a fun time along
with the neighbor that is
moving, meeting and greet-
ing old friends and watch-
ing the goodies go bye-bye.
All the treasures are free of
course, but he has no sign
and some that stop say I
feel like I am stealing. We
all laugh. One passer-by
said these are really good ,
"pickins." Of course every-
one is wished a happy
holiday. You must admit
Oviedo is a friendly town.
Only thing missing on our
street are the chickens.
A thought - "The
moment after Christmas
every child thinks of his
birthday."
- Stephen Uys


TALK JANET

Send word to Janet Foley about
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going on around town by e-mailing
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Notes


Pet Rescue by Judy, founded in 1992, opened its first
permanent facility in November, and has 60 dogs and 97 cats
available to bring home as new family members this holiday
season.
Adoption costs just $25, and includes up-to-date shots, spay
or neutering and micro-chipping of the pets.
To select your holiday guest, stop by the shelter at 2620
Iroquois Ave. in Sanford. Call Judy at 407-302-4497 or visit
www.PetRescueByJudy.com for more information.

Needy families of Jackson Heights Middle School students
got a chance to share in Christmas on Thursday, at the school's
annual Holiday Shoppe.A "shop" filled with Christmas gifts was
opened in the school gym to give the less fortunate a chance
to pick out gifts - all free of charge thanks to donations from
the community.
The school is always in need of donations of money or toys.


Call Kelly Reese at 407-701 -6808 or e-mail kelstrual@aol.com
for more information.
Jackson Heights hosts a "Bundle Up Swap" in January by
accepting clean Used coats that can be swapped out for larger
sizes for growing children at the school. Drop coats at the front
office or contact Reese at the number or e-mail above.

Air Force Airman Melissa C. King has graduated from basic
military training, at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio,
Texas.
King is the daughter of Debra Blanchard of Casselberry and
Steve King of Orlando.
In 2002, the airman graduated from Lake Howell High School
in Winter Park and received an associate degree in 2004 from
Valencia Community College in Orlando.


WE


Maxel "Shorty" Story, 82,
died Monday, Dec. 1. He was
a native Floridian born on
June 30,1926 in Holopaw and
was a bucket truck driver for
Orlando Utilities, from which
he retired. He was a resident
of Oviedo for more than 40 Story
years.
Maxel is survived by wife
Patsy of Oviedo, son Patrick of Sanford and
sisters Myrtle Crussel of Orlando and Rosalie


Jacks of St. Cloud.
A memorial service was held Saturday,
Dec. 13 at the Church of God of Prophecy at
496 S. Central Ave. in Oviedo.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to the Helping Hands Ministries in care of
the Church of God of Prophecy.


Melvin James Spence, 85, of Lake Mary,
Fla., died Dec. 4, 2008.


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rity date" on the debt load. If an agreement is
not reached, the creditors could declare the
company's loans in default, forcing it to seek
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Last week, Fitch Ratings, a company that
assesses the value of business investments, said
it appeared "some kind of default was immi-
nent" for General Growth Properties.
On Dec. 12, the mall owner announced the
completion of about $896 million of mortgage
loans, of which the proceeds were partly used
to pay a $58 million bond that came due Dec.
11. It also refinanced about $814 million in
debt scheduled to mature in 2009.
But on refinancing the past-due debt, the
company said in a release that "There can be no
assurance [it] will obtain these further exten-
sions."
A two-week extension was given to General
Growth at the end of November while the
companycontinued talks with its lenders for a
longer-term extension. The mall management
company warned of possible bankruptcy in a
Securities and Exchange Commission filing in
early November. Much of the mortgage debt
was acquired as part of the 2004 purchase of
The Rouse Company, the Oviedo Marketplace's
former owner.
General Growth shares have lost 95 percent
of their value during the last six months.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection would
allow the company to reorganize or rehabili-
tate without closing down, freeing it from
creditors' lawsuits. That action would not have
any immediate effect on the Oviedo mall and
its tenants.


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Crime, arrests and
public safety news from
the Oviedo Police Department

By Lt. George Ilemsky


Thefts
On Dec. 9, a theft of 12 pieces
of aluminum siding from a
construction site located on
Evans Street was reported.
The aluminum is described
as 5 feet, 6 inches long and
- 18 inches wide and gray in
color. The construction site
was closed and is posted
with no trespassing signs.
On Dec. 10 a victim left"
her purse in her locked
vehicle when she dropped
her child off at A Kids Gym
located at 1495- Evans
Street. When she returned
she found her purse missing
and her car window bro-
ken out. It was discovered
later on Dec. 13, that an
unknown individual used
the victim's driver's license
to withdraw funds from her
account from a couple of


banking institutions.
On Dec. 11 at about 3:18
p.m. a victim reported a
window to her vehicle had
been smashed while it was
parked in the 10 block of
Chippendale Terrace since
10:10 a.m. on the same date.
A CD case with about 25
CDs was taken.
On Dec. 12, some 30
traffic cones were reported
as stolen from the area of
South Lake Jessup Avenue
and Clark- Street. The com-
plainant stated he left them
at that work site at noon on
Dec. 11 and when returned
to work at 7 a.m. Dec. 12,
the traffic cones were gone.
On Dec. 12, a Toshiba lap-
top computer was report-
edly stolen while a counsel-
or was busy with a client at
the Oviedo Counseling and
Mediation Center located


on West Broadway Street.

Debit under the influence
and other arrests
On Dec. 11 at about 3:05
a.m., officers observed a
vehicle on County Road 419


near.
-Lockwood
Boulevard weav-
ing in and out of its
lane. The vehicle
nearly struck the
guardrail of the
bridge at 419 and
Willingham Road.
Next the vehicle
weaved into a left
turn lane, still con-
tinuing straight
ahead, nearly
driving onto the
.grassy median
before cutting
back into its lane
*of travel. Next, the
vehicle made a


driver's license she gave the
officer a bank debit card. I
do not believe the officer
was standing near an ATM!
The driver was cited for DUI
and failure to maintain a
single lane.
On Dec. 11 at about 12:44


Oviedo police will
be looking for
speeders between
Sunday, Dec. 21 and
Saturday, Dec. 27 on
State Road 434 and
County Road 419.
Watch out near
school zones and
bus stops as school
is in session.


lane change into the right
lane, where the vehicle
weaved into the bicycle
lane. Upon stopping the
vehicle, its front passenger
wheel struck the curb, driv-
ing up onto the curb and
then falling back down to
a rest on the road. When
the driver was asked for her


a.m., a man was
arrested in the
800 block of West
Broadway Street
for violation of
his felony proba-
tion restrictions
for being out after
his court-ordered
curfew. At the
time of his arrest,
he was found to
be in construc-
tive possession of
a firearm. He was
also charged with
possession of fire-
arm by a convict-
ed felon.


On Dec. 13 a food fight
resulted in the arrest of a
male for domestic battery
against his mother when he
also pushed her and hit her
with a chair.
On Dec. 13 a female
juvenile was taken into cus-
tody and issued a notice
to appear for shoplifting


a leather bracelet from a
retail establishment within
the Oviedo Marketplace.
On Dec. 14 an intoxicat-
ed individual that became
upset after his former girl-
friend came to pick up their
daughter got violent when
she attempted to retrieve
clothing for the baby
because the toddler was in
her diapers.
The male kicked his for-
mer girlfriend in the head
and punched her in the
back of her head at least
three times, He further
complicated matters when
he assaulted an officer and
had to be restrained.

Helpful hints for the
holidays
As we get closer and closer
to the holidays, be careful
while driving and exercise
patience as there will be
more traffic due to more
shopping - even in-these
lean economic times.
Be sure to exercise com-
mon sense when park-
ing your vehicles. Be sure
to lock them up and don't
leave packages and person-
al property in plain view.


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Women on their guard
Oviedo jujitsu
,. instructorr Daniel
Torres, at left in
the photo, hosted
a free self-defense
seminar for women
Saturday, Dec. 13
,, at the Florida Mall
Hotel.
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information about
programs -Torres
offers at Oviedo's
Riverside Park.


An evening to shine.
. Holle Furst, 13,
dances at Oviedo's
Snow Mountain
Winter Fest event on
Saturday, Dec. 13 at
the Gymnasium and
Aquatic Facility.
Holle is a mem-
ber of the Jackson
Heights Middle
School dance team.


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THE VOI6E
They moved like ghosts
down the steps of the
Museum of Seminole
County History, each dressed
in white and holding a can-
dle at their chests.
The girl playing the part
of Swedish Saint Lucia
wore atop her blond head
a crown of glowing candles,
quickly extinguished by
wind. The red sash cinched
at her waist almost brushed
the cool ground as she led
the processional around a
courtyard to a stage where
they would sing a series of
traditional Swedish songs.
Hundreds of families
gathered at the museum on
-Saturday, Dec. 13, for the
annual St. Lucia Festival, a
Swedish. Christmas celebra-
tion held in Sanford since
1989. Many of the attend-
ees were decedents of the
Swedes who first immigrated
to the area in the mid-1800s
to work orange groves.
"This is a good event to
commemorate Swedish
history," said Don:ild
Epps, chairman of the
Seminole County Historical
Commission. -
Throughout Sweden, the
feast day of Lucia is cele-
brated as the Festival of
Light. On Dec. 13, the lon-
gest night of the year there,
the eldest daughter of each
family, dressed in the tradi-
tional white garb, awakens
her family singing the "Lucia
song," and then serves saf-
fron buns and coffee.
Teri Patterson, whose
great-grand-uncle was one
of the immigrants to the
Sanford groves, has coordi-


PHOTOy ISAAC BABCOCK-- tHEl vuOiG
Henrietta Grue, dressed as Swedish St. Lucia, leads a procession of girls clutching candles at the annual St. Lucia Festival in Sanford last Saturday, Dec. 13. The Swedish
festival has been celebrated in Sanford since 1989. Many of the festival's attendees are descendants of Swedes who immigrated here during the 1800s to work orange groves.


nated the Seminole County
event for eight years. On
Saturday she wore a blue and
yellow Swedish folk dress
and chatted with attendees
of various heritage.
"People who come are
interested in -the culture,"
she said. "The Swedish com-
munity in America is good
about keeping their tradi-
tions alive." This year, even
a group of Scandinavian
foreign-exchange students
attended the event.
Most popular at the
event was the smorgasbord
of authentic Swedish fare.
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prepared more than 1,000
Swedish meatballs. Other
dishes prepared by volun-
teers included pickled her-
ring, lutefisk, potato sau-
sage, brown beans,Jansson's
temptation (scalloped pota-
toes made with sardines),
Lucia saffron buns, lingon-
berry (similar to cranber-
ry) punch, and a variety of
Swedish cakes and cookies.
Sue Johnsson, who lived
in Sweden for 15 years with
her Swedish-born husband
Ove, knows Swedish fare
and she said the smorgas-
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balls, the rice salad and the
gooey Swedish brownies.
The Johnssons, who now
live in Kansas, were in town
visiting relatives, and Sue
made sure to educate her
nephews about St. Lucia
Day. "It's nice to keep up the
tradition," she said.
In addition to food,
Swedish gifts were avail-
able. In 2006, Patterson
co-compiled and - pub-
lished "Swedish Cookbook,
A Delicious Sampling
of Traditional Swedish
Cuisine," proceeds from
which help to fund the fes-
tival each year.


In addition to the
Historical Society booth,
a specialty shop located
in Gainesville, Marianne
Coveney European
Essentials, supplied import-
ed Swedish trinkets, includ-
ing hand-painted Dala hors-
es and Lucia figurines.
Marianne's son Andreas
wrapped the trinkets pur-
chased in tissue paper. He-
was born in Sweden and
relishes any opportunity to
converse in his native lan-
guage. "That doesn't hap-
pen too often," he said with
a laugh.


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has a special message for
children this year, asking each
who visits him "What would you
like to give this season?" after, of
course, taking note of the child's
wishes.
Each visitor will receive a
copy of a coloring book with that
message, called "What Can I
Give," written by Ramona Merrill,
a Utah grandmother who wanted
to remind her grandchildren that
everyone has something of value
they can give to others.
After the outline of the look was
complete, Merrill, an employee
at General Growth Properties,
enlisted the help of coworker
James Anderson to-illustrate the
book. The Oviedo Marketplace
owner will distribute more than
1.7 million copies of the coloring
book at nearly 200 malls across
the country this holiday season.
Oviedo's Santa hours are 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through
Saturday and noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday, with breaks during the
day to "feed the reindeer," as
they say. Santa will be available
for 'photographs, for a fee from
$16 to $40, through Dec. 24.
Call '407-366-3042 for more
information.
Santa Claus- tours Winter
Springs neighborhoods with
the help of the city's Police
Department for the last time
during this season, 5-8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 19. Santa has already
toured most of the city, and he will
be in areas of Tuscawilla south
of Winter Springs Boulevard on
his last night. Be on the lookout!
He won't be able to travel down
every street, but should be"
within easy walking distance
of neighborhood residents.

New Dimension Dance
Academy performs "The
Nutcracker" ballet this weekend
at Winter Springs High School.
The shows will be at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20 and 2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 21.
Tickets are $10. The school is
at 130 Tuskawilla Road in Winter
Springs.
Call407-310-6860orvisitwww.
NewDimensionsDanceAcademy.
com for more information.

Santa Claus comes to Barnie's
Coffee and Tea Company from
5-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19 and
Saturday, Dec. 20, at 118 Park
Ave. in Winter Park. He'll be
available for pictures and to visit
with children. Candy canes and
samples of hot chocolate will be
provided.
The cost for photos is $10.
Proceeds from the event will
be used to fund the Eatonville
Branch of the Boys and Girls
Clubs of Central Florida, a charity
that provides recreation and adult
companionship for children.
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information.


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Relisning wnat leaves you "ravisnea"


GINA DiPAOLO ing that such a powerful word was
CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST juxtaposed with such a gentle word
as glance later in the sentence. The
There's a sensual passage in the Song author knows his speaker is full ofkn'f
of Songs. Are you familiar with the passion but also lacks experience and
Song of Songs? I wasn't until recently. self-confidence. I repeat the words,
That tiny book in the Old Testament committing them to memory. I'll
is an absolute treasure trove of poetic want to treasure them over my lift-
beauty. In only eight small chapters, I time, not just for their obvious beauty"
found more interesting and colloqui- but also for how they play with my
al expressions of love than I've ever mind.
attributed to the best Danielle Steele I linger and as I do, those words '
novel. I admit, I read those in college; take me bac remember en my
I'm much.more highbrow now, I've husba ~sh , h.wis.
moved onto Candace Bushnell. He did- I swear. I can remember the
This verse is the kind that just feel g of being consumed by a.look
makes me stop and appreciate the frofn him. A sweet sensation would
beauty of language and an author's flood my body, and it was hard to
ability to reveal such brilliance with reis t the urge to leave PG-13 terri-
the simple combination of words. toq. No matter where we were. Yes,
Amazing how words can bring forth ma the age of innocence. The
such an outpouring of emotion, birth f relationship. It's hard to
thought and image. That'shat return to hat place that allowed such
intrigues me so ahoutp-anguage. Trust raw emnion and such uninhibited
me, these words.arj not ohes to live childlike responses to something new
by. They offer no s6ibstantive advice. -'and exciting. \e could call it utter
They are just exciting. Theysound authenticity - the kind of authentic-
inviting. They are descriptive and a- jy that comes from lack of wisdom. I
bit personal.'And hey, they make ne; don't thinkJhae the energy required
daydream. .,A. '.. : - .,..t ravish invone these days, ior do I
A young worhaf and her 6lver.ban- wa nMQt. return toi thartiage. I enjoy
ter back 'nd forth throughout he .-efneiedribg-and7a'ppreciating.
chapters.'and as they do, theit woieds Remembir the birth of your owri.rela-
betray their Fetlngs.for eact other; .tionshi Dipidou.ravish anyone ,vith
they are clearly enthralled with one Sonielafce ofyour eyes? Did an\obne
another. They cannot heap enough setyoiacnmfire?
praise and admiration,.and they long-. .- I like where I am now. It's a little
to be together. True, they're yong-- calmerand warmer. Thest.davs, my
and crazy in love. There is alotof husbandiav3es me with one glance
flowery l language ahd imetaphors . -of hiseyes-St'si look thi-t says. "'Get
that are not bona fide4in today; ver- . :loadfo Tthbai ystaiding on a chair
nacular, but all in a, it's.astimli diapr s rginto a micro-
read. "". phone' ith chc6late on her face." I
"You have ravished nlyheart with smile-back. and while I don't feel the
one glance of your eyes." says the urge right then to rip his clothes off. I
young woman to her lover midway get this warm feeling knowing we are
through chapter five. and that's when sharing something that only we can
I stop and smile. Irresistible. I let~ my with a simple glance.
mind wander over the words - rav- I look ahead and my future is com-
ished, ravished, ravished. It's4nterest- ing over the horizon: clean, quiet


house. Late dinners. Grandbabies.
And I suspect a return to the two of us
ravishing each other with one glance.
I am hopeful.
You should be hopeful, too.
Statistics say that couples who read
that big book and welcome the spiri-
tual into their lives have about an 80
percent chance of staying together.
The pundits push the 40-50 percent
divorce rate in the United States, but
remember there is always a bright
tangent to every hideous statistic.
The next time I'm looking for
inspiration, I'm not going to lament
over where to find it. I'm going to
head straight to the horse's mouth.
Wow, that Bible really is a good read.
It's ravishing.


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This week's art comes from art students
at Brookshire Elementary in Winter Park.


Toxic Audio comes to the Wayne Densch Performing
Arts Center in Sanford at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26 and
Saturday, Dec. 27. Toxic Audio creates music using no
instruments. The group couples humor with pitch-perfect
voices in harmony in a style of the popular vocal beat-box
sounds of now. Tickets are $30 to $40.
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for more information about these shows.
The Gramercy Theatre Company of Orlando, in
partnership with the historic Plaza Theatre, will be
presenting a live stage production of A Christmas
Story, adapted by Philip Grecian, based on the motion
picture written by Jean Shepard, Leigh Brown and Bob
Clarkthrough Dec. 28.
The Plaza Theatre isat 435 N. Bumby Ave. in Orlando.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Fridays, 2:30
p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Sunday. There is an additional performance at 2:30 p.m.


Illustrated by
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2nd grade


Friday, Dec. 26. Tickets are $23-$33.
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the Winter Park Playhouse through Dec. 20 on Fridays
and Saturdays. Tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors,
$24 for matinee times, and $22 for students and industry
professionals. The theater is at 711-B Orange Ave. Call
407-645-0145 for more information.
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State University and the University of Wisconsin at 2 p.m.
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Persimmon trees flourish in Florida


Persimmon is a tree with
hard, fine wood and oblong
leaves. Oriental persim-
mons have been grown
in Florida for many years
since their introduction
to the United States in the
year 1856. Recently, plant-
ings of non-astringent
types are increasing and
these trees are becoming a
popular dooryard fruit in
Florida. In central Florida,.
trees grow well and pro-
duce high-quality fruits.

Classification
Persimmons are classified
into astringent and non-
astringent types based on
the characteristics of their
fruit. Astringent fruits must
be soft or artificially treated
before they are suitable for
eating. Fruit of the non-
astringent type lose astrin-
gency while still hard; these
cari be eaten hard or soft.


Recommended varieties
Plantings of non-astrin-
gent persimmons can be
made to include varieties
that will ripen fruit from
late September to early
December. The varieties
recommended seem to pro-
duce the highest percent
of marketable fruit. "Izu"
is the choice for the early
season, "Matsumoto Wase
Fuyu" for the mid-season
and "Fuyu" for the late
season. Fuyu is the most
readily available and is gen-
erally considered the best
commercial non-astringent
variety in Florida.

Planting
The trees will grow in many
different types of soils but
should be planted on mod-
erate to well-drained soils.
Select a site that allows
for good air drainage or
protection to reduce the


SFlorida

Gardening
Aid^ BY Ai FERRER
SEMINOLE COUNTY URBAN
HORTICULTURIST


possibility of freeze dam-
age. Plant bare-root trees
from December through
February, keeping the roots
moist when out of the
ground.
Prune the tree back to
two-thirds of the original .
height at planting. Trees
purchased in containers
can be planted any time
of the year, but water must
be applied often during
establishment since the
container medium will dry
out quickly. If the tree has
been growing in the con-
tainer for over six months,
it is best planted when
dormant by shaking off the
potting soil and spread-
ing out the roots that have
grown around the contain-
er. Transplanted trees can
be staked for support.

Fertilization and cultivation
The tree need not be fertil-
ized at planting, but should
have light monthly applica-
tions during the first year
from April through August.
Established trees should be
fertilized three times a year:
in March when still dor-
mant or about two weeks
before leaf formation, in
June, and again in late
August to early September.
An area approximately 2 to


3 feet from the trunk of the
tree should be mulched or
shallow cultivated to con-
trol weeds.

Propagation
Most of the oriental per-
simmon trees grown in
Florida are grafted onto the
common native persim-
mon. This native tree is dis-
tributed from Connecticut
to Florida and as far west
as Kansas and Texas. It pro-
duces small fruits, seedy
and astringent until fully
soft with a delicious nutty
flavor. This rootstock is
desirable because of its
adaptability to Florida con-
ditions. Its vast root system
will handle both flooding
and drought conditions.
For seed production, both
male and female trees
should be selected for vigor
and fall leaf retention.

Chip budding
Trees can be chip budded
a few weeks before leaf
formation in the spring to
a month before the leaves
become inactive in the
fall. Chip budding is the
easiest and most versatile
technique for propaga-
tion. Chip budding is often
used from late August into
October on five- to seven-


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ery trees. Fall frosts must
not occur within six weeks
of budding to allow for suf-
ficient callusing.

Fruit ripening
Softening and astringency
removal can be induced
by covering the fruit with
uncooked dry rice for three
to five days. Freezing the
fruit for 24 hours will have
similar results. Ethylene gas
can be used to speed up the
ripening process and devel-
op more fruit color.

Harvesting
Persimmons ripen from
August through December.
Non-astringent fruit are
picked when color has
developed to the yellow-
orange-red stage and most
or all of the green is elimi-
nated. Astringent fruit are
picked when soft or just
before softening occurs.

Pests and diseases
Scale insects, tree bor-
ers and stink bug damage
to the fruits are the most
important insect pests. A
wilting disease occurs in
native persimmons. The
most likely vector of this
fungal disease is the twig
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THIS WEEK in sports history

The Federal League, an American baseball league that ran in oppo-
I, . sition to the established American and National leagues, dissolved.
On the same day, the three leagues signed a peace treaty. The
Federal League was the most serious contender with the goal of
becoming a major baseball league among the many other leagues
That popped up in the early 20th century.




Teams give coach a second chance


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE


The Oviedo Lions gave fans
more than one reason to
cheer Saturday, as they won
55-42 against Bishop Moore
and helped a coach get his
life back in the same night.
The fourth annual Hoops
With a Heart event was
started with the help of
Oviedo basketball Coach
Ed Kershner to help fellow
coach Rob Graham recover
from a devastating heart
attack that happened in
2005.
That heart attack, twdo
minutes into a game Graham
was coaching, left him inca-
pacitated, with much of his
peripheral vision gone and
his legs unable to hold him.
In order to helpwith med-
ical bills, the Rob Graham
Family Foundation was set
up, and money slowly began
trickling in. But then a bas-
ketball tournament dedi-
cated in his honor turned
that into a tidal wave.
"We're just trying to help
out and do something that
we can," Kershner said.
Six games, 12 teams and
a packed house turned
Oviedo High School into
the place to be last Saturday,
with the proceeds going to
giving a coach.his life back.
"It's about helping peo-


pie," Kershner said. "It's not
about who wins or loses."
So far, Graham has been
winning. With the help of
Hoops With a Heart, tens of
thousands, of dollars have
been raised to help Graham
get back to daily life. This
year, nearly four years after
his career came to an abrupt
end, he got back to coach-
ing.
Sitting on the sidelines
with his team this season, he
cheered his Bishop Moore
Hornets as they played the
Lions in a tight game. The
Lions would prevail, thanks.
to forward Jason Guerrier's
16 points and 10 rebounds.
In a rematch of a week
before, Winter Springs
played Orlando Christian,
and again was felled, though
not nearly in as dramatic a
fashion, falling 74-65. At the
Winter Park Rotary basket-
ball tournament the week
before, Orlando Christian
won by just 1 point on a
3-point buzzer-beater.
A record crowd at the
event watched the final
game against Mt. Verde
Christian Academy and
Olympia High School. Both
teams are ranked near the
top of the state. Mt. Verde
would win that game 67-59,


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK - THE VOICE
An Oviedo Lion goes up for a jump shot in a game at ihe fourth annual Hoops With a
Heart tournament. The event raised money for former coach Rob Graham.

keeping the crowd enter- we've done it," Kershner
trained in the process. said. "It keeps getting bet-
"It's bigger every year ter."


Oviedo (4-2)
vs. Lake Howell (5-0)
7:30 p.m. on Dec. 19
at Lake Howell High School
4200 Dike Road,-
Winter Park

Hagerty (5-2)
vs. Lyman
7:30 p.m. on Dec. 19
at Hagerty High School
3225 Lockwood Blvd.,
Oviedo

Winter Springs (3-0)
vs. Seminole
7:30 p.m. on Dec. 19
at Seminole High School
2701 Ridgewood Ave..
Sanford









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UCF player receives outstanding accolades


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE

UCF senior Joe Burnett was
named as a returned to the Walter
Camp Football Foundation's All-
America Second Team on Thursday
night. First presented in 1889 by the
legendary Yale coach, it is the oldest


All-America squad compiled
nationally and perhaps, the
most famous. Burnett is the
second Knight to ever make
a Walter Camp All-American
team, joining Kevin Smith
who was a first-team selection
at running back last year.
Earlier this week, Burnett


was named the Conference
USA Special Teams Player
of the Year and was also
named first-team All-C-USA
as a defensive back, punt
returned and kick returned,
marking the first time that
a player has been named to
the first team at three differ-


ent positions. This feat had never
been accomplished anywhere
in the nation prior to last week
when Antonio Brown of Central
Michigan was named first-team All-
Mid American Conference as a wide
receiver, punt returnedr and kickoff
returned.


Knights win, look ahead to Gator game


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE

The Knights recorded their
biggest blowout of the year
,against Florida Tech Friday,
winning 110-68 in front of a
big home crowd.
Jermaine Taylor unloaded
on Florida Tech, dropping 31
points in the basket, reaching
double-digit points along with
three other Knights.
But coming up will be their
biggest challenge of the year,
as the Knights (5-3) square
off against the 2007 NCAA
Division I national champion
Florida Gators.
The Gators enter the game


unranked for the first time
since winning that champi-
onship, having fallen off the
NCAA top 25 polls in week
five.
Their 7-2 record includes a
recent loss to Florida State in a
defensive 57-55 game.
Neither team will have the
home advantage in this meet-
ing, with the Knights and
Gators traveling toJacksonville
at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The last time the two teams
played was in 2005, when
Florida was en route to its
first of back-to-back national
championships. The Knights
only managed 47 points to the
Gators' 80 in that game.


Next Game:
vs. University of Florida
WHEN: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20

WHERE: Jacksonville

The last time UCF faced the
Gators, Florida won 80-47.
They're 7-2 this season; the
Knights are 5-3.


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December 19Q - Dcembe~r 25,2008 Page Al 3


Hagerty Huskies Sports Review


COMPILED BY JAY GETTY
HAGERTY HIGH SCHOOL

- Wrestling -
Reilly still undefeated
on the year
In action last week, Gavin Reilly (125)
remained undefeated on the year after
posting a series of wins at the Winter
Springs Duals. At the duals, Reilly
added four more wins to the total to
bring his record to 15-0 on the year.
Reilly was joined by Joey Wagstaff
(103) in the undefeated column at the
duals with four wins as well. Wagstaff
is 14-1 on the year. Despite the suc-
cess of the duo, the Huskies were
defeated by Alonso, Palmetto, Orange
Park and Durant High School for a
ninth-place team finish.
In a dual with Wekiva early in the
week, the crowd was treated to an
outstanding comeback in a 45-33
win over the Mustangs. With Hagerty_
down 27-18, Chris Green, J.J. Lopez,


Bob Donaldson and Richard Perry all
pinned their opponents as the team
won five of the final six matches for
the win.
The team will compete in the Bill
Scott Memorial Tournament at Lyman
High School this weekend.

- Soccer -
Rassel records two shutouts
in the week
Goalkeeper Sarah Rassel posted two
shutouts last week for the Huskies
in victories over Seminole (4-0) and
New Smyrna Beach (6-0). In the wins,
Rassel earned a total of 10 saves in
the net.
Versus Seminole, Anisa Stewart
and Danielle Filliben each record-
ed a pair of goals in the win. The
Stewart and Filliben goal-scoring tan-
dem was active again in the win
over the Barracudas as each tallied a
goal to go with scores from Danielle
Bertoncini, Samantha Shuman, and


two from Andrea LaRocca. The girls
finished the week with a tough loss
to Winter Springs by the score of 1-0.
The team is now 7-6-2.
- Basketball -
Boys win three more,
now 5-1 overall
After two previous contests during
the week in which the Huskies had
to claw their way back into the game,
the team came out firing on all cyl-
inders in their finale for the week
against the Wekiva Mustangs. The
quick start enabled the team to cruise
through most of the game en route to
a 62-54 win. Although Brett Williams
and Talib Booker led all Husky scorers
with 15 points, the hot shooting of
Dustin Speraw in the first quarter was
the key to the win. Speraw opened
with four consecutive 3-pointers.
At Lake Mary, Deion Bernard and
Marcus Daniels keyed a 17-point
comeback in the second half of play


to lead the team to a 59-58 win on a
Brett Williams runner at the buzzer.
Versus Seabreeze, the Huskies
escaped with a 65-64 win as a result
of a Booker layup in the final seconds
on a backdoor pass from Speraw.
Booker led all Husky scorers in the
game with 16 points.
The team is now 5-1 overall and
3-0 in the district.

Girls struggle to find an
offensive groove
Struggles on the offensive end of the
floor created losses to Oak Ridge
(35-28) and Seabreeze (48-25) last
week for the Huskies. Despite drop-
ping the final contest of the week to
Seminole by the score of 57-47, the
Huskies started clicking on the offen-
sive end of the court. In the contest,
Jaclyn Maldonado led all Husky scor-
ers with 17 points. Also contributing
in the loss were Shannon Dunne (12
points) and Cierra Gaines (11 points).


- Weightlifting -
Girls split with
Winter Springs and Seminole
The weightlifting program opened
the 2008-2009 season with a double
dual split with Winter Springs and
Seminole. The Huskies defeated the
'Noles 45-29 and lost to the Bears by
a score of 46-29.
In the match, Kaitlin Aries (139) set
a new school record for a combined
lift total at 220 pounds in her weight
class victory. Her bench of 120 also
tied a previous best in the event. Aries
was joined by Kaitlyn Baker (169) as
a weight class champion with 205
total.
Finishing second in their respec-
tive classifications were Chelsey
Richardson (119-175 total), Pam
Robinson (129-145 total) and Audrey
Phillips (154-200 total).


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THIS W EEK in political history

' Benjamin Franklin Of Philadelphia first published Poor Richard's
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Elected officials should rise
above vindication.
Your recent article describ-
ing the actions of an out-
of-control commissioner
leading the new regime
goes right smack to the epi-
center of the denunciations
made in previous writings.
Is it any longer possible
to be critical of a public
official without being put
under duress by such a pub-
lic official? An elected offi-
cial, a leader, should never
be seen as vindictive and
dictatorial, as demonstrat-
ed recently by an elected
official that cannot take
criticism.
I did not lie to a state
body in order to intention-
ally injure anyone, but as
seen in the media every day,
individuals and institutions
that give money to political
campaigns expect access or
favors in return, and this I
have alleged.
I have not written
derogatory letters to any
editor. I have written about
the treatment of the resi-


dents of Winter Springs by
the. body charged with
maintaining their health,
safety and welfare. I do so
each and every time they
choose to deviate from
their responsibility, and-
the tapes of Winter Springs
Commission meetings sup-
port my statements and
speak for themselves.
Any elected official
that cannot take the heat
should get out of the kitch-
en, because we the taxpay-
ers that carry the burden of
keeping the coffers full also
have the unalienable right
to criticize their actions
when the issues become
muddled and lacking in
transparency.
Any elected official that
chooses to insult a resident
voter and threatens a citi-
zen who becomes critical
'of his actions with legal
action is not a leader and
should forfeit his capac-
ity and ability to represent
the people that put him in
office.
Commissioner Rick


Brown apparently was
unaware that long before
he spoke his diatribe, I had
delivered a letter of resigna-
tion from the Planning and
Zoning Board to the city
clerk, but he had to "show-
boat" at my expense.
The mayor permitted
this to go forward, though
he should have rejected
the motion because the
appointment was not
Brown's to take away. Now
that the new regime is in
power, Commissioner
Brown usurped the
rights of newly elected
Commissioner Jean Hovey
to name or remove persons
at will.
Commissioner Brown in
a dictatorial and vindictive
fashion took it upon him-
self to have me removed
from a board that I no lon-
ger, under the new regime,
wished to serve on.
Has the day come in
Winter Springs that one
commissioner will rule sur-
preme?
Are we the citizens being


led to surmise that each
and every time a resident
disagrees with a commis-
sioner one needs to be
aware of the consequences?
This is the new Winter
Springs, folks. If you follow
the bouncing ball and the
voting of the commission-
ers, the rationale is evident
and your choice is signifi-
cant.
- Ed Martinez
Winter Springs

Oviedo city services,
inspectors deserve praise
It is with great apprecia-
tion that I am writing to
you, as the completion of
my house in Oviedo was a
success.
That success is thanks,
in great part, to the city of
Oviedo's Building Services
and Development Services.
The inspectors have pru-
dently pointed out many
issues that have protected
both my investments in my
home and in my family's
future.
All of our questions have


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ity and all information we
have needed was provided.
The city's assistance has
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of us by the errors in the
-architectural plans we had
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Now that construction
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dream of ours. We want to
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Everyone should know that
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2008-CP-2141
IN RE: ESTATE OF
TERESA ALFANO,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of TERESA
ALFANO, deceased, File No.2008-CP-2141, whose
date of death was August 9, 2008, Is pending in
the Circuit Court for Seminole County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which Is 301 North
Park Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771. The names
and addresses of the personal representatives and
the personal representatives' attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702, FLORIDA
STATUTES, WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITH-
STANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET.FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is De-
cember 12, 2008.
Grace Anne Glavin, Esq.
GRACE ANNE GLAVIN, P.A.
1340 Tuskawilla Road, Suite 106
Winter Springs, FL 32708
Telephone: (407) 699-1110
Fax: (407) 699-1165
Florida Bar #350605
Attorney for Personal Representatives
Philip Alfano, Co-Personal Representative
8 Arkansas Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10308
Joseph Aifano, Co-Personal Representative
102 Wicks Road
Commack, NY 11725
Alfonsa Marrone, Co-Personal Representative
5400 White Heron Place
Oviedo, FL 32765
Rose Cortes, Co-Personal Representative
2882 Bruckner Court
Oviedo, FL 32765
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2008-CP-1798
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ODDO JAMES VAGNINI,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of theestate of ODDO JAMES
VAGNINI, deceased, File Number 2008-CP-1798 is
pending in the Circuit Court for Seminole County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Post Office Box 8099, Sanford, Florida 32772-8099.
The names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and of the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons,
who have claims or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, and who have been served a copy
of this notice, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR (30) THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons
who have claims against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS (3) AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED
. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE IS: December 19, 2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
GRACE ANNE GLAVIN, ESQ.
GRACE ANNE GLAVIN, P.A.
1340 Tuskawilla Road, Suite 106
Winter Springs, FL 32708
Telephone: (407) 699-1110
Florida Bar No.: 350605
Personal Representative:
THOMAS J. VAGNINI
1214 Jaguar Court
Winter Springs, FL 32708
12/19,12/26
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE EIGHTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2008-CP-2140
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANNELISE STEWART, A/K/A ANNE L. SCHNELL,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Annelise
Stewart a/k/a Anne L. Schnell, deceased, File
No.2008-CP-2140, whose date of death was Sep-
tember 28, 2008, is pending In the Circuit Court for
Seminole County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is 301 North Park Avenue, Sanford,
Florida 32771. The names and addresses of the
personal representatives and the personal repre-
sentatives' attorney bre set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against the decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER-OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PE-
RIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702, FLORIDA
STATUTES, WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MOREAFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is De-
cember 12, 2008.
Grace Anne Glavin, Esq.
GRACE ANNE GLAVIN, PA.
1340 Tuskawilla Road, Suite 106
Winter Springs, FL 32708
Telephone.: (407) 699-1110
Fax: (407) 699-1165
Florida Bar # 350605
Attorney for Personal Representatives
Tina Lynn Harris, Co-Personal Representative
525 Meadow Green Drive
Davenport, FL 33837
Troy Thomas Schnell, Co-Personal Representative
254 Lake Ellen Drive
Casselberry, Florida 32707
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
CASE No. 2008CA006827
AMERICAN STERLING BANK, A MISSOURI CORPO-
RATION,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
PEDRO NODA-MOLINA, ET AL.
DEFENDANTSS.
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: Pedro Noda-Molina
RESIDENCE: UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 9961 NW 9th Circle, Apt.
#3, Miami, FL 33172 t
AND TO:All persons claiming an Interest by, through,
under, or against the aforesaid defendantss.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following described prop-
erty located in Seminole County, Florida:
- Condominium Unit No. 3302, Building
4, of CLUBSIDEAT SABAL POINT, a
Condominium according to the Declaration
of Condominium thereof, as recorded in
Official Records Book 6098, Page 596, and
any amendments thereto, if any, of the
Public Records of Seminole County, Florida,
together with an undivided interest in the
common areas, if any.
has been filed against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
this action, on Lockwood & Gladstone, P.A., attor-
neys for plaintiff, whose address is 101 Plaza Real
South, Suite 219, Boca Raton, FL 33432, and file the
original with the Clerk of the Court, within 30 days
after the first publication of this notice, either before
service on plaintiffs attorney or immediately there-
after, otherwise a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
This notice shall be published once a week for
two consecutive weeks in the Oviedo Voice, Semi-
nole County.
DATED: December 9, 2008
MARYANNE MORSE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Linda Passow
Deputy Clerk of the Court
NOTICE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990
. Administrative Order No. 08-01
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please contact
Court Administration at The Seminole Civil Court-
house, 301 N. Park Avenue, Suite 301,. Sanford,
FL 32771-1292, (407) 665-4227 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this notice. If you are hearing
or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 or 711.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2008 CP 2216
Division 1
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GUSTAVET. BERGLUND,
Deceased.
The administration of the estate of Gustave T.
Berglund, deceased, whose date of death was Oc-
tober 3, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Seminole County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Drawer C, Sanford, FL
32772. The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE.OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is De-
cember 12, 2008.
Personal Representative:
JOHN T HOMAN
1456 E. Course Drive
Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Sheri Lund Kerney
Attomey for John T. Homan
Florida Bar No. 263028
1420 E. Concord St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Telephone (407) 898-5526
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 2008-CP-2238
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WALTER G. RICHTER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WALTER
G. RICHTER, deceased, whose date of death was
November 20, 2008, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Seminole County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 301 N. Park Avenue, Sanford,
Florida 32771-8099. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's es-
tate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be
served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS,
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against decedent's
estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
12/19/2008.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
EVELYN W. CLONINGER
Florida Bar No.: 210382
CLONINGER & FILES
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
1519 W. Broadway
Oviedo, Florida 32765
Telephone: (407) 365-5896
Facsimile: (407) 365-8919
Personal Representative:
KENNETH RICHTER
10971 Poplar Bluff Ct., Portage, MI 49024 V
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