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101 jobs

JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE

Seminoioe County
announced May 28 that it
has cut 101 jobs. Cities are
also looking at reducing
their work fort~e as project-
ed tax revenues continue to
fall.
With the county's reduc-
tion in positions a savings
of $4 million and other
cuts, a $47 million budget
shortfall has been reduced
to $r19 million, said Angelita
Streeter, Seminole County
assistant public informa-
tion officer.
Of the positions elimi-
nated, 55 were full-time
employees and 15 _were
part-time. The remaining 31
were a combination of posi-
tions filled by persons near-
ing retirement and vacant
positions. All departments
were affected, but no fire-
fighters lost their jobs.
While County Manager
Cindy Coto will not recom-
mend further layoffs, she
will be looking at furloughs

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tory between the Hollers
and Chevrolet. Namesake
Wilrlliam E. "Bill" Holler was
a vice president at GM and
general sales manager of
Chevrolet from 1929 to
1945.
"He guided the Chevy
brand through the
Depression," Booker said.
The Hollers now own
eight dealerships in the are~a,
carrying Honda, Hummer,
Mazda, Audi and Hyundai
products. But it all began
in 1938 with the Holler's
,Chevrolet dealership, which
thoved to Winter Park in
1966.
"This is not the average
dealership receiving pink
slips," Winter Park Mayor
Ken Bradley said. "They're
part of the [GM] family.''
The company is truly a
family affair Judith Holler
is president, while her three
children serve as vice presi-
Sdents. The family has been
very charitable over the
years, recently dedicating
a courtyard to Winter Park
Memorial Hospital.
"Their roots are in Central
Florida and they. take the
money that they make and
put it back into the commu-
nity," O'Meara said.
The. announcement that
GM was not renewing con-
tracts a't 250 dealerships
came just two days after the
automaker filed for bank-
ruptcy ~protection. More


JENNY ANDREASSON -
~THE VOICE

The letter arrived by FedEx
on Tuesday, June 2, end-
ing a 71l-year partnership
between a Winter Park fam-
ily and General Motors.
"Shock" was the word
used most by the Holler
family to describe GM's deci-
sion to not renew its con-
tract with Holler- Chevrolet
in Wlinter Park and Classic
Chevrolet in Altamonte
Springs, both under Holler
Classic Automotive Group.
"It's very disconcerting
to be surprised like that,"
Holler spokeswoman Lori
Booker said.
The Hollei family, who
declined to comment for
this article, is Seeking an
explanation from GM, an
explanation that has yet to
come.
Hundreds of sixpportive
letters and calls have flood-
ed into the Holler offices,
including one from Gharles
O'Meara, president of
Winter Park-based Absolute
Sound, who said GMP-"tmade
a gross ~miscalculation:"; -
"fThey- were treated
unjustly," said O'Meara, a
customer and family friend.
"Unjust is not a powerful
enough word ... [GM] is
doing it without explana-
tion, domng it to pull a fast
one."
There's a .lot of his-


PHOTO BY ISAA~C BABCOCK THE VOICE
Holler Classic Automotive Group, which owns Classic Chevro~let in Altamonte Springs, will not get a renewed contract from GM.


the expense of jobs~at suc-
cessful local dealerships,"
Kosmas said in a press
release. "These small busi-
neshes employ thousands of
Central Floridians and make
important investments in
our communities."
O'Meara said financially,
the company "can handle"
losing the Chevy brand.
"Their legacy will con-
tinue- to move forward," he
said. "Holler is going to be
fine."


than 1,100 got the same
news last month.
The Central Florida deal-
erships will remain open
until the contract with GM '
expires on Oct. 31, 2010,
Booker said. They have not
yet determined a' plan for
the future of the two loca-
tions and its employees,
Booker: said.
"Anything is possible at
this point," she said. -
Legislation in ~Congress
hopes to reinstate those
dealers who have lost their


contracts with~ GM and
Chrysler after the compa-
nies entered into bankrupt-
cy.
The Automotive
Dealer Economic Rights
Restoration Act of 2009,
co-sponsored by District
24 Rep. Suzanne Kosmas,
would restore the rights of
car dealers "as they existed
prior to each company's
bankruptcies."
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ISAAC BABCOCK
TH-E VOICE
Eight months after Sanford began
construction,` children raced out
into Fort Mellon Park and into a
dream world. A massive renova-
tion that added a new playground'
splash park and picnic area turned
one of the city's most historic parks
into one of the newest and largest
in Seminole County.
Saturday morning the city cut
the ribbon on the park for the first
time, with Sanford Mayor Linda
Kuhn wielding the scissors. Visiting
dignitaries included state Sen. Lee
Constantine and state Rep. Sandy
Adams.,
"This is a great day for Sanford'
Kuhn said, during a speech before
more than 100 spectators who'd
gathered for the grand opening'
It was the culmination: of a $3.5
million project that began in hard
economic times, but was seen to
fruition by the city. Operating and
maintenance of the park is expect-


ed to cost $90,000 per year, includ-
ing the hiring of staffers to moni-
tor the splash area and more than
$5,000 per month in service fees for
a fountain company to operate and
maintain the splash area.
That price tag bought 16 picnic
tables arid two bar-becue pits under
covered pavilions, twto full basket-
ball courts, exercise stations plus
the splash pad for kids.
Only the splash area charges
admission, costing $2 per person
per day or $25 for a season pass,
lasting from the start of April to
the end of September. It's free ort
Friday. Though they're free on a
first-come, first-served basis, small-
er pavilions can be reserved for $15
per hour, and $25 per hour for the
larger pavilions.
The improvements to the park
are just the first phase of a multi-
phase renovation. More phases
of improvements to the park are
expected in the future as money
'becomes available.


Sanford Mayor Linda Kuhn spoke to about 100 people at Saturday's grand opening of Fort Mellon Park,
which was renovated to include a new playground, splash park and'plenic area. It cost-the city $3.5 million.


to the public.
"The main.goal [of the
steering committee] is to
decide on a plan of action
and to draw~ in some pub-
lic support of the project,"
Adicks said. "We wa~nt to
get some discussion going
in the community, positive
discussion."
The Society has received
support from ~various ave-
nues, including the city of
Oviedo
Oviedo Mayor Mary Lou
Andrews expressed her sup-
port.
"I' think the whole his-
tory .thing lends itself to a
sense of place and our city
has always~ had deep roots


and pride in our sense of
community," Andrews said.
"And that's an important
facet of it."
The Historical Society
has considered several loca-
tions for the museum, -but
is only in the preliminary
stages of planning.
In the meantime they
are looking for a temporary
home to showcase what
they have rather than
leaving it instorage.
"The city is looking into
several options that we have.
We're looking to see if there's
any city facility for the time
being that could house the
history the way we house
the Chamber of Commerce


for this," Andrews said.
Onie of the main factors
in determining the location
is cost. Adicks co-authored a
book about Oviedo's history
and has given the copyright
to the Historical Society.
This helps contribute to the
money needed to build the
museum. They also hope to
be able to get grants.
Although they. don't
expect the museum to open
for another two to five years,
the Historical Society is
confident because it knows
it has the community's sup-
port.
"It has a lot of possibili-
ties for the town:" Adicks
said.


Oviedo Historical Society.
The museum won't be
just a museum. It will be an
arts and history center that
the entire community can
enjoy. .
"[It will -be] a center to
not only. showcase the his-
tory of the local commu-
nity, but to give an opportu-
nity for people to show off
their creative work;, maybe
have workshops and lessons
in art and perhaps music
recitals and small concerts,"
Adicks said.
Currently, the Historical
Society is keeping their
treasures in storage. The
museum would ~give them
the chance to display them


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ROB.YN SIDERSKY .
GUEST REPORTER

The city of Oviedo has
a story, -and the Oviedo
Historical Society wants
everyone: to know it.
For the last several years,
they've toyed with the idea
of opening a museum to
display- their yast array of
Oviedo's historical artifacts.
Last month they formed' a
steering committee to get
the project off the gro~und.
A community meeting
held last month helped
them determine whether
it's the right time for the
museum, said Richard
Adicks, vice. president of the


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earthlink.net. Sheet music
is available in advance. The
band practices at 8:30 a.m.
on July 4 and plays in the
parade that starts at 10:30
a.m. and at the festival
which begins at 11 a.m.
Check out the band Web
site at www.gggamb.com
P.S. Don't forget the
cooking classes at the
Community Center for
Tex-Mex aune 12), Middle
Eastern aune 15), arid
Cajun aune 19) dishes. Call
Tracy at 407-314-0115 to
reserve a seat, for pricing
and for more information.


back to their wonderful old
building will be priceless.
Geneva needs you, so
why not step up and expe-
rience your power as an
individual.
For more informa-
tion about the bricks
and volunteering at the
Historic School, e-mail
Christopher Stapleton at
RuralHeritage~me.com
and visit the Web site,
www.simiosys.com/gene-
va. You can also stop by
the Historic School any
Tuesday evening between
~7 p.m. and 9 p.m. To help
with the parade and fes-
tival, contact Richard
Creedon at 407-349-1266
If you play a musical
instrument, consider jolin-
ing The Greater Geneva
Grande Award Marching
Band which plays every
year in the 4th of July
parade and at the festival.
People drive a few hours
just to be part of this band,
so don't hesitate. Even
first-year band students
are very welcome to join
this fun and friendly group.
Call Richard at 407-312-
1723 or e-mail simonton@


have ties to the school.
But more importantly we
are all connected to the
rural heritage which it will
represent to future gen-
erations after we are gone.
Over the next month,
think about what you can
do to help 'make this goal.
I bought my brick in May.
I put aside extra change, a
few dollar bills, and when
a little birthday money
came my way that cinched
the deal. Few of us have $50
just sitting around but if we
share the expense with oth-
ers it becomes affordable.
Ask your neighbors and
friends to buy a brick with
you and watch the progress
on the big thermometer at
First and Main.
Finally we need a few
people to host the Heritage
Children's Games at the 4th
of July Festival and some to
help with Alumni Hosting
at the Historic School
Reunion.
It won't take that much
-time and the joy that you
will get back helping a
toddler aim a little ball, fish
in the prize pond or wel-
come our school alumni


first time on July 4. For the
next three weeks in June,
Saturday are cleanup days
at the school from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Bring yourself,
your kids and your talent
- whether it's painting,
cleaning, re-organizing,
decorating, or just a desire
to help, come join us!
Next we need to sell ~
about 40 more commemo-
rative bricks by July; 4 -as
part of the Historic School
fundraising campaign. The
mission is to sell 100 $50 '
bricks to raise $5,000. This
money will be matched i
by a state grant so we
have to sell those remain-
.ing 40-someth~ing bricks!
We~ have plenty of people
in the Geneva, Chuluota,
Oviedo, Black Hammock
and Sanford areas who


Now more than ever
Geneva needs you! .
Planning for significant
events like the Historic
Geneva School Reunion
and the 4th of July Parade ~
and Festival takes many
hours and hands to pull it -
off. When people step up
and volunteer precious
time, they make it possible
for many other families to
celebrate the li~istory of ou~r
historic school, our village
and our country. Although
most of the jobs are spoken
for, there are a few spots
where more hands are
needed.
First, we need volun-~
teers to help prepare the
Historic Geneva School
for the reunion. The goal
is to open the 1 ain Hall
and Assembly area for the


ALsK K AREN

Please share your thoughts about
Geneva at 407-221-7002,
kphillips~theoviedovoice.com
-with "Stetson's Corner" in the sub-
ject line, or fax 407-349-2800,
Than !colurnn is dedicated to
Deputy Sheriff Gene "rStetson"
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.


that began in 2006, examining 494
buildings aged 50. or older in the
city. Of those, only a small percent-
age was more than 100 years old.
"What's not historic to -you
and I ... maybe to other- people,"
Councilman Stephen Schenck said.
"TOPP .did a grant for postmod-
ern '50s style houses, like the Levitt
Houses in Pennsylvania. They were
the model for suburban communi-
ties, so there is some significance
to it."
Sdhencki said that a historic
district would put Ovie'do on the
map and help homeowners of
older homes receive grant money
to upgrade their. homes. Fears of
'an outside historic group such as
TOPP controlling the homeowners
and restricting renovations are just
myths, he said.
"There's a lot of fear about what
this could be," Schenck said. "People
don't want people coming in and
imposing restrictions.
TOPP was the group which1 hid
given Oviedo a date of June: 1 to
decide whether the city would
move forward with designating a
historic district.
"Obviously it's just an arbi-
trary date," Councilman Dominic
Persampiere said. "If I recall, we
were going to do a review of this."


ISAA'C BABCOCK `
TIHE 101lCE

Is Ov~iedo historied enough to have
its own historic district? That was
the question at the June 1. City
Council meeting, as Council mem-
bers grappled over the idea of what's
historic, rather than just old.
"Old" is a relative' term for
Oviedo, which was incorporated in -
1925, making it young by national
standards.
"There's historic and then there's
junk," Councilman Steve Heriken
said. "I see people wanting to see
St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York,
but I'm not sure about some of the
houses here." .
City Manager Richard Gestrich
worked as Bucks County manager
in Pennsylvania before moving to
Oviedo. In that area, 100 years was
the age standard for historic desig-
nation of buildings. But in Oviedo,
few buildings exceed that age.
"I've -always questioned the
50-year mark," Gestrich said. "We
were .in a discussion- in Bucks
County that. if you include things
50lyears old you dilute it. I'm 50 and
I don't feel historic."
The city and The Oviedo
Preservation Project TOPP -
had already commissioned a survey


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Hundreds of old homes were surveyed to determine historic value as the city mulls a histonec district.


That review would likely involve
paring down the massive amount
of surveyed buildings into a smaller
district of historic buildings, or per-
haps multiple districts. .
"The way it is now, it's just
unmanageable,"' Persampiere said.
"It's almost the whole city."
Mayor Mary Lou Andrews agreed,
saying that the city should concen-
trate on a much more manageable
area.


"This district is entirely too big,"
Andrews said. "It could be just two
or three houses that doesn't mat-
ter."
The Council decided to look fur`-
ther into paring down the district,
and proposing what it would be.
Schenck said he hopes that deci-
sion comes soon.
"This shows .we're not just
Anywhere, USA," he said.


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Road 426 in Oviedo.
An introduction to
Florida butterfly gardening
will be held from 7-9 p.m.
Monday, June 22, at Luikas
Nursery, 1909 Slavia Road,
Oviedo. Topics discussed
will include plant anatomy
and physiology, nectar and
host plants, pest control,
sun and shade gardens,
screen enclosures and con-
tainer gardens. Cost for the
session is $150. For more
information, please call
407-365-6163 ext. 3.
The Summer Festival will
be held fr~om 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. Saturday, June 13, at
the Fort Mellon Park, East
First Street, Sanford. The
Safe House ofSeminole
event will feature enter-
tainment, music, a magi-
cian, a clown, and dancers.
Tickets will be sold for rock
climbing, Discovery Bus,
water slides, festival games
and inflatables. Admission
is free.
Take a walk on Saturday,
June 20, at Hollerbach's
Willow Tree Caf6,205 E.
First St., Sanford. The mid-
Florida Milers Walking
Club, a member of the
-American Volkssport
Association, is sponsoring
a walk through the new
downtown Sanford and


into residential areas. The
walk starts between 9 a.m.
and 10 a.m. and the cost is~
$3 for club members who
want credit and free for all
others. F~or more informa-
tion, please call 407-695-
9181.
A few pieces of trivia to
ponder:
The cost of raising a
medium-sized dog to the
age of 11 is $16,400.
The first novel ever writ-
ten on a typewriter was
"The Adventures of Tom
Sawyer."
Only two people
signed the Declaration of
Independence on July 4,
John Hancock and Charles
Thomson. Most of the rest
signed on Aug. 2, but the
last signature wasn't added
until five years later.
Schools are out for the
summer so drive carefully
and stay safe.


ers: A rain barrel workshop
will be held from 2 p.m.
to 5 p.m. June 28 at the
Seminole County Extension
Auditorium, 250 W. County
Home Road, Sanford. Learn
about water conservation
and create and decorate .
a rain water harvesting
device. Registration dead-
line is June 26. The cost
for a barrel, materials and
paint is $80. Foormoe
information, please call
407-'682-7811.
Music for a summer
afternoon: Ayako and
Friends will present a
concert oni Saturday, June
20, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke's
Lutheran Church in the
Sanctuary. The theme for
the afternoon is "Leipzig
Connection and Beyond."
Featuring "Sonata NVo. 3"
by Edvard Grieg, "Horn
Trio, Opus 40" by Johannes
Brahms and "Sicilenne"
from "Concerto II" `by
Ernmest Chausson.
Although this special
event is not part of' the St.
Luke's Concert series, it is
being hosted by St. Luke's
and will feature a number
:of fine musicians you have
come to see perform dur-
ing the regular concert .
series. St. Luke's Lutheran
Church is located on State


Remember the old saying
"When it rains it pours"?
Well I know for sure that is
true as we had one lovely
afternoon this past week of
a big rainstorm of thunder
and lightning. I turned off
my computer for safety rea-
sons. Thinking that was just
fine until the next morn-
ing, I turned on my com-
puter and no action. The
monitor had a lovely blue
screen and that was all.
What to do? Call one of
your bright sons. All T could
think of was no e-mail, and
I had a column due shortly.
So for a day without tech -
news, I felt cut off. Now I
am back in business, thanks
to my youngest son, Jim,
a laptop an~d bigger moni-
tor. Free of charge. Love my
children. Asked Jim about
the modem and what -
he thought went wrong.
"Mom, it died of old age."
Well I guess close to nine
years is old. Looking back,


when Sharon Neely was.
editor in the 1990s I started
writing my column on an
electric typewriter and we
brought our hard copy over
four days before the paper
was printed. Times have
changed.
Something for all: -
Summer family tours,
Tu~esdays through July 28
at the Morse Museum of
American Art, 445 N. Park '
Ave., Winter Park. There
will be 45-minute~ docept-
guided tours of the exhibit
"The Viirtues of Simplicity -
- American Arts and Crafts
from the Morse Collection"
for elementary school- aged
children and their parents
or guardians. This tour
includes a tak'e-home activ-
ity. Reserivations required.
Free admission. For more
information and reserva-
tions, please call 407-645-
5311 ext.117.
SThis might be a good
idea ~for some of us garden-


Women Who Mean Business list.
She cofounded the N. Donald
Diebel Jr. M.D. Good Samaritan
,Fund in 2004, in memory of her
late husband, which provides care
to nearly ~1,000 uninsured wom-en
and children each year. She is mem-
ber of St. -Margaret Mary Catholic
Church in WJ~inter Park.
She holds an MBA from the
University of South Florida and an
undergraduate degree in finance
from the University of Notre Dame.
She has three sons, ages 9, 11 and
12.
A campaign Web site,
KarenDiebel.com, is being built. Shle
is also on Facebook and T~witter..


they belong right here in Florida,"
according to a biography released
by her campaign. *
Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley
said he was excited about Diebel's
candidacy, and that he thought
she'ct serve well as a congresswom-
an.
"If she's elected I'm sure she'll
make ~a great congresswoman,"
Bradley said. "I welcome her in that
race and will do whatever I can to
be of support to her."
Diebel is an executive direc-
tor at Verizon Business, where she
works with companies to find solu-
tions to technological challenges.
She earned a spot this year on the
Orlando Business Journal's annual


the vote in 2008.
Diebel, 42, a
.republican, has been
a commissioner since
March 2007, and is
the body's current
vice mayor, serving
her first term. Diebel -
"I am not a career
politician ... .after a -
short time in public service," Diebel
said in a press release, "I have
learned that with determined opti-
mism and hard work, I can make a
difference for families in our com-
munity."
Her goals are to restoike the local
economy and- keep Space Coast,
biotech and research jobs "where


All students received a book log
from their school, however, additional
logs can be downloaded from the
Let's Read, Seminole Web. site. Book
log forms can be submitted to a
student's school any- time over the
summer or all forms can be turned in
upon arrival back to school in August.
Drawing for prizes will be held in
August/September at the school sites.
Here are two great resources to find
books: www.Ietsread.sops.ki 2.fl.us
and www.justreadfamilies.org

Kaley Wilburn, a Winter Springs
High School student, won a
Distinguished Award in the
International Competition for the
Society for Technical Communication,
Her prize was a $1,000 check.
The Orlando Chapter of the Society
for Technical Communication (STC)
sponsors a high school competition


every year for Orlando area high
schools. There are four levels of
recognition for this event. Kaley won
the highest level, which automatically
qualified her for entry in the
International Competition.
STC is a professional association
that advances the arts and sciences
of technical communication.

Attorney General Bill McCollum
visited eighth-grade students at
Chiles Middle School iq Oviedo to
talk about his Safe Surf Cyber~Safety
program, and to teach students how
to be safe online. He shared stories
with them as well as showed various
profiles and asked students to "Pick
the Perp" to demonstrate that you
can't tell who to trust online. The main
message for teens is to "Think Before
You Post." Visit www.safeflorida.net
for more information.


A Longilood family member is
missing. Four-legged, 30-pound
Duncan escaped the care. of a dog .
sitter on April 10 in Lake Mary while
the owners were on vacation.
A $5,000 reward is out for the safe
return of the 2 1/2-year-old "puggle"
- pug/beagle mix who has been
recently. spotted throughout .the
Long wood area.
.Duncan wears a black collar and
green tags. The family .said he is a
tan-colored dog, wiith patches of
white fur on his chest.
Anyone .with- information about
Duncan should call 617-642-0550,as
the number on his tags is incorrect.

This summer, to promote safe teen
driving, Oviedo Police will continue
to ensure that parents are told how-
the family car is beins orated
when teens are driving on their own.


a tool to ensure that young drivers do
not hide dangerous dditing practices
and traffic violations. Lake Mary Police
implemented the notification program
and other municipal agencies in the
county are working on implementing
it as well.

Seminole County Public Schools
have plans for the summer of 2009,
and they involve reading, reading
and more reading! This program
is a district-wide effort to promote
reading throughout the summer for
all 65,000 students in SCPS, along
with their teachers,' administrators,
and parents. Every year the goal is an
impressive 500,000 books to be read
by our readers, all combined in this
effort!
The challenge is to read as many
books as possible and then fill out a
book log.


PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSHUA CROSSMAN
~Duncan, a 30-pound puggle, went miss-
ing April 10. A $5,000 award is offered.
Since last Au ust, when Oviedo
'Police stop 16 of 17-year old drivers
for traffic violations the teen drivers
parents are notified whether or not
a traffic ticket is issued. Started locally
in Oviedo at the beginning of the
2008-2009 school year, this program
has been well-received by parents as


Send word to Janet Foleyl about
events and let her know what's
going on around town by e-rnailing
celerystalks~bellsouth.com.


JENNY ANDREASSON AND
ISAAC` BABCOCK
TI-E VOICE
Winter Park Commissioner Karen
Diebel filed papers Tuesday, June
9, to run against U.S. Rep. Suzanne
Kosmas in the 2010 election.
Kosnias, a democrat, defeated
Oviedo republican Tom Feeney in
2008 for the 24th Congressional
District seat, which spans much
of Seminole. County; and parts of
Orange and Brevard.Before Kosmas
defeatedFeenei, hehad served three
consecutive terms in the office.
The: area is heavilyy Republican -
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months.
"June is one of the wet-
test months," he said. "It's
the highest volume month
for lightning."
Some folks choose to
install lightning rod sys-
tems in an effort to protect
themselves from strikes, but
White said there's no guar-
antee the systems will be
effective.
"I'm not sold on the light-
ning protection stuff out
there," he said.
White said while hom-
eowners carf t prevent light-
ning strikes, they can safe-
guard their homes by calling
the fire department when
they suspect their home has
been struck.
"Fire ~progresses 10 per-
cent in volume every min-
ute," he said. "It doesn't take
any time to get beyond the
opportunity to confine it to
its origin.".
Also, surge protectors
can be used to sa eguar
electronics in the home.
The cityr of Oviedo is also
working to keep its residents
safe.. It recently completed


PHOTO COURTIESY OF OVIEDO FIRE RESCUE
Lightning struck an Oviedo home on Sunday, June 7, causing a fire that destroyed the unoccupied dwelling on Elm Place.


the installation of lightning
warning systems at all of its
city parks. A siren sounds


when the system indicates
that the conditions for
lightning are favorable.


"After all, this is the light-
ning .capital of the world,"
White said.


The victim.told pdlice the man was
about 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearixig a
brown knitted hat, brown shirt and
baggy pants. The man is thought to
be in his early 20s with dreadlocks.
Oviedo P~olice are still looking
for the man and his accomplice.
Anyone with information about the
two. men is asked to call Oviedo
Police at 407-971-5710.


was approached by a .young black
male who parked in the spot next
to her.
The man, who was carrying a
long-barreled shotgun, demanded
the young woman give her purse to
him. The victim followed the man's
orders and handed over her purse.
The man quickly got back into the
car where another man was waiting
and they drove off. According to


a police report, the two men were
seen headed toward West Broadway
Street. .
At about 4:15 p.m., the victim
borrowed a cell phone and called
Oviedo Police, where they were dis-
patched .to the scene of the inci-
. dent. .
SThe victim described the thief's
car as a "bluish green four-door
Buick with dark tinted windowss"


with a 15 percent decline.
Casselberry was next
with 11.6t -percent, then
Sanford,' Winter Springs
and Longwood with about
10 percent. Oviedo and
Lake Mary fell the least with
about 8 percent.
That sticks Winter
Springs with about a $1.8
million shortfall. Ati a budget .
workshop meetings May 27,
City Manager Kevin Smith
recommended purchas-
ing capital using the city's
"rainy day" fund, which at
the end of the last fiscal year


After the current deputy
city clerk leaves, the posi- .
tion will be downgraded to
assistant city clerk, Smith
said. But that's not enough.
"The hardest part is tak-
ing names and faces in posi-
tions," Commissioner Rick
Brown said. .
Brown recommend-
ed outsourcing wherever
possible. to 'save money
on eniployee benefits and
insurance.
Sanford, along with the
county, is pondering the
benefits of a reduced work-


week. Sanford is specifically
looking at a four-day week.
Smith said that he's done
analyses in the past of a
reduced workweek, but said
that unless the number of
hours worked are cut, the
savings are only- seen in
electric costs.
Smith will present the
proposed budget to the
Commission at the end of
this month.
"F'd like to see us do this
without firing anybody,"
Mayor John Bush said.


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and a reduced workweek to
close the outstanding gap in
the budget, -Streeter said.
The county and its cities
are struggling to make up for
declining property values.
Home values in the unin-
corporated county declined
more than 10 percent from
last year, according to the
Seminole County Property
Appraiser!S taxable value
estimates released June 1.
Of the cities, Altamonte
Springs took the biggest hit


had about $9 million in it,
more than required by city
policy.
"That's getting there
folks but it's still not there,"
Smith said. "The only thing
we're left with is personnel.
We've got to get into per-
sonnel."
The city has already elim-
inated about $1 million in
personnel costs,~ between
combining positions, mak-
ing some full-time jobs part-
time, and paying the new
city manager and chief less
than the previous ones.


JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE

When lightning struck an
Oviedo home, the owner
wasn't there and his neigh.
bors were hunkered down
in their own homes. .
The band of storms that
slammed the area Sunday,
June 7, brought with it more
than 6,000 bolts of light-
Tling.
"Naturallyr all the resi-
dents were in their homes
to let the lightning storm
pass through," Oviedo ~Fire
Chief Lars White said. .
Because no one wais out-
side, no one noticed the
smoke billowing from the
Elm Place home.
It took about 15 min-
utes for the spark from the
lightning strike to turn into
a raging fire, which broke
through the home's attic
sending flames 40 feet into
the overcast sky.
That's. when the .9-1-1
calls starting flooding in.
White said lightning
strikes to homes are com-
mon during the rainy


Police search for armedl robbery suspect


RACHEL MURPHY
GUEST REPORTER


Police are looking for a man who
stole a young woman's purse near
the FYE .at Oviedo Marketplace
June 2.
When a 22-year-old woman
stepped out of her parked car, she






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"Smitten with Kittens"
adoption event will be held on
June 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at
Hollywood Houndz in Lake Mary.
Presented by Seminole County I
Animal Services. There will
be kittens to adopt, food, face
painting for the kids, training
tips and prize drawings. See f
if one of these little kittens can ~
purr its way right into your heart
and home! A blood mobile from
the Community Blood Centers of
South Florida will be on site to
take blood donationS
The Seminole County Animal
Services shelter will also be open .
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information,
e-mail Diane at dgagliano@
seminolecountyfl.gov or call 407-
665-5208

The SafeHouse of Seminole is
having a summer festival on
June 13 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. in
Fort Mellon Park, Sanford. The
event will feature entertainment,
music, clowns and raffles to win
prizes! 11gkets will be sold for ;
rock climbing, Discovery Bus,
water slides, festival games and
inflatables. Admission is free.
For more information please call
407-388-5632.
Want to take the whole family
to see a movie for free? On June
12, The University of Central
Florida is having a movie night!
Come to the UCF Arena on North
Gemini Boulevard, Orlando,
at 7 p.m. for a viewing of the
"Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion,
The Witch, and The Wardrobe".
The movie will be shown on a
26-foot screen (with surround
sound) at Knights Plaza outside
the arena. Showtimne is at 8 p.m.
Free admission. Please call 407-
823-3070 for more information.

The Wayne Densch Performing
Arts Center presents "Seussical
Jr." playing Friday, June 19,
through Sunday, June 21.
Bring the entire family to see
all of your fairorite Dr. Seuss
characters, including Horton the
Elephant, and all of the Whos of
Whoville! Soussian Gumbo of
musical styles, ranging from Latin
to popand R&B to funk! Show "
starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and 2p.m. Sunday. *
For- more information ,
and show costs, visit
WayneDensch Performing 3;
ArtsCenterscom

The Winter Springs Police-'~
Departmentisbringing backthe
Community Youth Organization
(CYO) this summer. This is
open-to any child age 8 and up :
that would like to come out for
various sports activities. Ultimate
Frisbee will be June 15- June 19,
"Dodgeball" will be July 27- July
31 and Flag Football will be held
Aug. 10-14. All activities will be
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Torcaso
Park,Winter Springs.Admission is
free and lunch will be provided.


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camps range from a week
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ning a combat mission.
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Monday through Friday only; from 7 a.m. to
6 p.m. open to children entering grades 1-5.
Contact the Recreation Division for more details,
407-215-0780 ext. 2. Cost is $95 per week for
Residents, $1'20 per week for non-residents.
Second child discount: $5.


E-mail Joan Jarvis at bluetrail~aol.com or
call 407-365-6036 for more info.
"Beat the heat" hike at Lake Proctor
Wilderness on June 20 at 7:30 a.m. Get out in
the coolest part of the day. We'll hike about 3
miles, mostly in the shade. The return portion
of the loop skirts the lakefront in several places,
making for lovely views. Bring water and bug
spray. After the hike, we can have breakfast at
the Townhouse Restaurant in Oviedo. No pets,
please. E-mail Joan Jarvis at bluetrail~aol.
com or call 407-365-6036 for more info.
Let's Read Seminole's summer reading
program presents Big Red Book Bus. The
bus makes 12 stops weekly, running from
Monday, June 15, through Thursday, Aug.
13. The schedule for the Big Red Bus is also
posted on the Let's Read, Seminole Web
site, LetsRead.sops.kl2P.fl.us click on the


"Around the Town" link.
It makes its first stop in Midway Safe Harbor
in Sanford from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Monday,
June 15.
The city of Casselberry's Summer Camp
will be held at Lyman High School from June
22 through June 26. Participants will enjoy
weekly themes, arts and crafts, sports, games,


Florida Trail Association Central Florida
Chapter invites you to the following events:
"TGIF" hike at the Black Hammock Trailhead
off SR434 on Friday June 12 at 6 p.m.We will
hike/walk about 3 miles on the multi-use Cross
Seminole Trail. Bring hat, water and bug spray.
For those that want, they will eat in the Winter
Springs Town Center afterward. For more
information call Pete and Jo Ann Durnell at 321-
443-6264 or e-mail petedurnell~aol.com. .
"TGIF" hike at Little Big Econ State Forest on
June 19 at 6 p.m.We'll meet at the Barr Street
Trailhead. We'll car pool out along Lockwood
Road, and walk the 3.75 miles back to Barr
Street. The hike follows the Florida Trail. Long
pants are advised, as there is a poison ivy patch
in one stretch. Be sure to bring a flashlight as
well as water and bug spray. After the hike, those
who want can continue the fun with dinner at
Black Hammock Fish Camp. No pets, please.


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Coming June 24


New York City subway
dispatcher Walter Gar-
ber's ordinary day is
thrown into chaos when a
subway train is hijacked
by a criminal mastermind
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THIS WEEK in sports history

Two NFL t i~is~;ii Pittsburigh Steelers and the Philadelphia

IEH Eagles, were granted permission to merge into one team for one
season. The team, officially called Phil-Pitt and known t'o fans as
the Steagles, automatically dissolved, as per the agreement, on
ATH LTIC~Dec. 5 of the same year.




River Rats triumph at season's start


Spring football ends in shut outs


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
The Rats quelled the: bats of the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs last weekend while offering some offensive firepower of their own. In their first six games the Rats compiled five wins to lead the league.


across the country descend upon
the area every year to play at a level
a bit above college ball, with dreams
of a shot at the majors.
The Rats call Sanford Memorial
.Stadium home, giving .Seminole
County residents upfront seating
to high-level baseball. And it's all
free, including oddball games on
the field between innings that draw
kids down to interact with players
and win prizes.
The Rats still have two months of
games on the horizon, but they've
already taken control of the season,
going on a tear where they won five
of their first six games, rocketing
them to the top of the league stand-


ings. Three~ of those wins came in
one-run nail-biters that went all
the way to the final inning.
But the Rats have shown some
offense early on as well, with a 10-3
beating of Leesburg last Saturday as
their biggest slugging game so far.
A~nd that lineup of hitters includes
quite a few locally grown players
from Altamonte Springs, Oviedo
and Winter Springs.
In team stats, the Rats are second
to none from the mound, with a
combined 2.40 ERA. and 49 strike-
outs. Pitcher Nick Wilson didn't
give up a run in his first start of the
season,
On the field the team only has


five errors in six games.
7J With Coach Derek Wolfe at the
helm, they've proven scrappy on
the base paths this season, manu-
facturing runs and keeping things
exciting in close games. They hold
the season high for stolen` bases in a
game with five, and they've already
done that twice this year. They also
have the season high for sacrifice
flies, scoring two runs on deep jacks
to the wall to score at home. They've
done that twice as well.
The Rats host Clermont at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 12, then Monday they
travel to DeLand to face the second
toughest team in the league.


ISAAC BABCOCK
THlE VOICE

A week into the season the Sanford
River -Rats already find themselves
5-1 in the record books and with
no signs of stopping. It's Florida
Collegiate Summer League baseball
season, and the Rats are claiming it
as their own.
If the league sounds new, that's
because it's only been around since
2005, when baseball fan Rob Sitz
realized his dream to take a college-
level MLB development league, give
players wood bats, and let them
play ball in Central Florida.
Top future pro prospects from


who ran and gunned his
way into the end zone three
times. He's looking to be a
promising returned at the
helm of the Lions' offense,
which was a key to their
successes last year. But a
playoff shot eluded them.
This fall will be many of the
Lions' last shot.
Seminole proved it still
has what it takes, defeating
Lake Howell 20-0, and com-


ing 'up with those points
in just two quarters. The
Seminoles were state cham-
pions last year at the 6A
level, but lost three prolific
receivers to graduation.
The Winter Springs Bears
showed they could still win
under their new coach, Jeff
Wenstrom, who helped his
team to a 7-0 win over Lake
Mary.


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE .

All four of ~the annual
Seminole County sljring
football games were shut-
outs, as four teams donli-
nated~ and four others fell
flat.
Friday, May 29, was a foot-
ball melee across the county
as teams faced off for the
~one and only game of the


spring season. The annual
series of contests pits the
upcoming classes of players
against each other as a pre-
view of what's to come in
the fall season. Graduating
seniors aren't allowed to
play.
The Lake BrantleyPatriots
made the most of their time
on the field, destroying the
Hagerty Huskies in the most
lopsided game of the week.


They scored. six touch-
downs for a 35-0 win. That
represents a big setback for
the Huskies, who had seen
continual improvement in
the last few years since the
inception of their fledgling
program.
Down the road, Oviedo
was dismantling Lyman in
a 20-0 shutout. That came
thanks to the fast hands of
quarterback Blake Bortles,






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STHIS WEEK in political histr



"'Pentagon Papers," a top-secret Department of Defense study of
that the American government had been lying to its people for
years about the Vietnam War, and their release seriously damaged
the credibility of America's Cold War foreign policy.




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How are job seekers finding work come about that way. make your daily rounds today.
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Letters to i

Cheers to a war hero, jeers to A dog park? What's a dog park? the unintended negative conse- crushed or shredded withirisuchi
flaunting firemen Evidently it's in great demand, cluences of this radical bil should period and in such manner as the
'Thesecet agaof oxy23, by because the director of parks and be of concern to all Americans. Secretary prescribes."
aen sMceEnas -Phlls, a byn recreation claims that 51 percent The legislation, which in theory is Cash for Clunkers is loaded~
insirngstor of the all-but- of respondents to a "poll" say that supposed to be environmentally- with so many potholes that the
inspriotng untyi ~hDl they want one. Nothing in the friendly, would actually increase American people will be paying a
Poowl sren un l PiePC' bm 9s article, tells us when this "poll" was the amount of pollution generated steep bill both economically and
on World War II and on his grow_ conducted or who was "polled." We for years to come. environmentally for a long time. In
ing earsin meria dserv to have a recreation department that Cash for Clunkers is touted as addition to the wasteful nature of
e rea and ra h so idee subordinates the needs of middle- protecting the environment by: destroying perfectly good vehicles,
as examples of what the "great- aged and elderly people, yet wants taking older vehicles off the road a tremendous amount of energy
est eneatin" as ean toour to create a park for dogs? Tell me and replacing them with new, and resources will be exhausted
this -is a joke. .more fuel-efficient vehicles. The to build new vehicles to replace
couD 1 one of at least three men On another page is a news story reality is that the trade-in vehicles tesrpe ns rvdn a
in Oviedo's American Legion about Oviedo firefighters creating will be scrapped regardless of the incentives to purchase new vehi-
Post 243 who served at~ Omaha and marketing a calendar of their amount of: useful life they have left. cles or maintain current vehicles
Beach on June 6, 1944. Others photoS, while steering between It's ironic that a proposal designed. maintained for fuel efficiency
are Earl Armstrong and John "risque" and "tasteful." I respect to reduce pollution will actually would be a much better use of fed-
Westmoreland. They represent a firefighters. My daddy was one. But further damage the environment. eral money that would truly ben-
shrinking number of veterans irr aren't these guys' egos running While the true intention of this efit the environment.
Our community who defended away with them? And did the City legislation is not to protetlt the Interested parties can send
the United States in that long and Council discuss this with straight environment but, to financially an e-mail in opposition to the
fierce war. This month is a suitable faces? No matter. The Council stimulate the automobile industry Cash for Clunkers program to the
one for us to thank them all. members deserve the opportunity in the short term, the hidden costs Speaker of the House, the Senate
Aside from that excellent to debate topics other than painful of this bill could-cause environ- majority leader and their congres-
column in "Stetson's Corner," it budget cuts and layoffs. mental havoc indefinitely. sional representatives by visiting
Richard Adicks The Cash for Clunkers amend- www.fightcashforelunkers.org and
appers hattwopiees ntededOviedo ment, included as part of the clicking on "Take Action."
fo ou prlFols su.ms American Clean Energy and -- Aaron Lowe, vice president, Government
have stumbled mnto the pages, one Afis
of them "Oviedo weighs future dog Say no to Cash security Act of 2009 (HR 2454), Afis
park options" and another "Will for Clunkers legislation states that "For each chigible trade- Automotive Aftermarket Industry
calendar be too hot to handle?" As Cash for Clunkers legislation in vehicle ...' the vehicle, including Association, Bethesda, Md.
moves closer to becoming law, the engine and drive train, will be


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