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S January 15 January 28, 2010


Citizens'

voices save

rural land

CARMEN CARROQUINO
GUEST REPORTER
Dozens of Oviedo, Chuluo-
ta, Geneva and Black Ham-
mock-area residents braved
the cold temperatures on
Jan. 6 to save rural property
in Oviedo that a developer
is trying to convert into a
shopping center.
The Seminole County
Planning and Zoning Com-
mission discussed the fate of
a 34-acre property located
off of County Road 419 and
Snow Hill Road on which
the land's owner, Buchholz
Management, a commer-
cial real estate developer,
has proposed building a
300,000-square-foot com-
mercial shopping center.
In a unanimous decision,
the Commission made it so
the property will remain
untouched for the time
being, with its rural bound-
ary still intact, as voted on
by Seminole County officials
and citizens in 2004.
Ken Hooper, of Buch-
holz Management, said the
property would include "a
Publix-quality tenant" with
other shops alongside.
Deborah Schafer, presi-
dent of the Chuluota Com-
munity Association, spoke
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PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Central Florida saw several record lows as a freeze enveloped the area in bitter cold for 10 days to start the month.


Chill finally subsides this weekend


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
As a second arctic blast
in as many weeks pushed
into the southernmost
parts of the state, Central
Florida was blanketed with
sub-freezing temperatures
again this past weekend,
adding to an already record
run of cold.
In the wake of some light
snow flurries, ice stayed
behind in some areas, with
a hard freeze keeping tem-


peratures below 32 degrees
until after 10 a.m. Sunday.
Most of Seminole
County experienced a high
temperature Saturday that
was up to 10 degrees colder
than the average low.
Beginning Jan. 2 the
mercury began to fall, as
a blast of cold originat-
ing in northern Canada
pushed through the South.
Record lows were neared
or set repeatedly over the
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Jan. 12: 28 degrees, low
record is 26 set in 1982
Jan. 11: 28 degrees, breaks
low record of 29, set in 1959
Jan. 10: 25 degrees, breaks
low record of 26, set in 1970
Jan. 7: 28 degrees, breaks
low record of 34, set in 2001
Jan. 6: 28 degrees, breaks
low record of 32 set in 1999


Man crushed

by his SUV

JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE
Oviedo Police officers are
investigating an "acci-
dental death" at Goodwill
Industries on Alafaya Trail.
Police said a 28-year-
old man was found Sun-
day, Jan. 10, lodged under a
sport utility vehicle, which
witnesses said coasted over
him when he was checking
for engine problems.
He was taken to Winter
Park Memorial Hospital,
where he was pronounced
dead. Police are still inves-
tigating.


Greer resigns amid party pressure

Key Republican fundraiser had risen quickly from Oviedo


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
The head of the Republican
Party of Florida resigned
Jan. 5 amid fundraisingcon-
troversy within the party,
claiming detractors had
"turned their guns against
fellow Republicans."
In an interesting twist,
one of the reasons Jim
Greer had been hailed as
a potential savior for the
party three years ago may
have been his undoing,
according to some offi-
cials.
His resignation came



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just days before a Jan. 9
meeting in which it was
rumored he would be forc-
ibly ousted from his posi-
tion.
The Oviedo resident had
risen quickly among his
party's ranks after being
elected to two terms in the
Oviedo City Council. Greer
caught the eye of then-state
Attorney General Charlie
Crist while raising funds
for Crist's successful run
for governor in 2006. Crist
would later help him to an
appointment as chairman
of the Republican Party of
Florida.


INDEX
C elery Stalks .........................................A 4
Stetson's Corner ......................... .......A5
G.O. Family... ... .................... ...... A8
Calendar ......................... .. .. ....... A l1
Letters.................................... ... A12
Young Voices.............. ...................A12
Classifieds and Games .................. A1 3
Athletics .................................. A14


The governor released a
statement on Jan. 5 extol-
ling Greer's virtues as stew-
ard of the state's ruling
party for three years.
"Jim has long been a loyal
servant to the Republican
cause," Crist wrote, calling
for party unity in Greer's
wake.
It was preservation of
his party that led Greer, in
his own words, to leave the
party after his short ten-
ure as its head. He cited
the need to keep the party
strong for the coming elec-
tion year. Though any criti-
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PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Jim Greer stepped down as head of the
Republican Party of Florida last week.


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Oviedo Marketplace up for sale?

Simon Malls may be in talks to purchase mall


MATT MORRISON
GUEST REPORTER

City officials say they won't have it.
Local merchants rankle at the sug-
gestion, but with its parent compa-
ny in financial turmoil, the Oviedo
Marketplace once again faces dark
speculation and bleak rumors
regarding its future.
In December, Reuters reported
that Simon Malls, the top com-
petitor for owner General Growth
Properties, sought a deal to pur-
chase assets from the embattled
company.
GGP, a Chicago-based corpora-
tion, is slowly working through its
bankruptcy, but with about $7 bil-
lion in debt, it's possible the com-
pany would opt to sell its posses-
sions to creditors to expedite the
process.
How Simon would manage said
properties if and when a deal
went through is questionable, but
the Oviedo mall itself has undoubt-
edly faced a hard couple of years,
with fewer customers and multiple
store closings. Yet those inside the
mall say they aren't going to close
anytime soon.
"We're still open for busi-
ness," said Chris Molho, assistant
general manager for the Oviedo
Marketplace.
Molho said the mall's situation is
not as dire as some analysts would
report. Eight new stores have
opened this year, more than in rival
Fashion Square Mall in Orlando.
Word-of-mouth of the mall's
impending doom isn't new to the
merchants there. Last year, the mall
staved off rumors of its closing at
the start of 2009. And while reports
that FYE's store would close turned


out to be true, news that Dillard's
would be out in 2008 were not.
"Every year it's the same rumor
over and over," said Jim Pridemore,
a merchant in the mall for 10 years
and president of the newly formed
merchants association. "What hurts
this mall is rumor."
The merchants association of
the Oviedo Marketplace began last
year in an attempt to drive more
business into the mall through a
community-driven marketing cam-
paign. Vendors sought out church-
es and schools to hold their events
inside the mall. While Pridemore
said GGP was lack to fund these
events in past years, reneging its
support of the 2008 Halloween
trick-or-treating event, the past
few months have shown a reversal
of this trend. GGP helped sponsor
this year's Halloween event.
Pridemore said he was uncertain
of whether a possible change of
management would be a positive
or negative influence on the mall,
especially not knowing if such a
change would affect rents.
"It would be good for Simon to
buy if they elected to market [more
than GGP has]," he said.
"If they could step in and do
that at a higher level than GGP, that
would be a good thing."
Deputy Mayor Dominic
Persampiere said he was disgusted
by suggestions of the mall's clos-
ing, which seem to arise with each
year.
"This death watch is completely
untrue," he said.
"The mall's not closed. It's not
going out of business."
While the mall has been hit
hard by the recession, Persampiere
said, its struggles are not unique to


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Eight new stores opened in the Oviedo Marketplace in 2009, but Reuters reported that Simon
Malls may be in talks with owner General Growth Properties about selling.


Oviedo.
"All retailers are suffering," he
said, adding that the mall retains
the full support of the city. Situated
along Highway 417, the mall is
part of the county's Seminole Way
project, an effort to lure businesses
to set up shop along the highway,


turning that stretch of land into a
high-tech economic boom town.
"Generally, the mall and the sur-
rounding area is a retail center,"
Persampiere said.
"There are many different kinds
of developments that can occur in
and around that area."


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Remember...


Michelle Marie Kelly of El Reno, Okla.,
died December 30, 2009. at her home.
She was born June 21. 1986. in Fort
Walton Beach. Fla.. to her parents. Dennis
and Teresa (Daughety) Kelly. Michelle lived
in Martinsburg. W.Va.. for a couple of
years before her family moved to Oviedo.
Fla. She was a graduate of Oviedo High
School and Seminole Communiy College.
Michelle also attended the University of
North Florida. She was active in the Girl
Scouts of America for 12 years. Michelle


moved to El Reno in February 2009. She
worked at El Reno Cinema 8. She enjoyed
movies, music. reading and traveling.
Michelle was preceded in death by her
maternal grandparents. A.C. "Hap" and
Ruth E. (Sutton Daughety: her paternal
grandparents. Joseph Francis and Shirley
(Seymour) Kelly: an aunt. Charlene Elliott:
an uncle. David Daughety: a nephew.
Cody Cyrus McLain: and her pet dog.
Sinnamon.
Survivors include her parents: a brother.
Tracy McLain of Bethany. Fla.: sisters.
Lanell McLain of El Reno and Kerry Lynn
Kelly of Ossining. N.Y.: many aunts. uncles.
cousins. other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services for Michelle were held
at 2 p.m. Monday. Jan. -1 at Red Rock
United Methodist Church in Calumet.
Okla.. with Rev. Paul Roach officiating.
Burial was in the Red Rock Cemetery.
Services were under direction of Wilson
Funeral Home.


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January 15 January 28, 2010 Page A3


State-of-the-art school opens

Sanford's Midway Elementary School is a total redesign of the former school, which opened in 1938


CARMEN CARROQUINO
GUEST REPORTER
Midway Elementary School
of the Arts in Sanford isn't
the product of a facelift to
the old, 1938 campus con-
taining portables locat-
ed on Jitway Avenue. It's
brand-new, state-of-the-art
and newly located with all
the bells and whistles a per-
forming and fine arts school
should have and it out-
shines others in Seminole
County.
Located at the corner of
State Road 46 and Brisson
Avenue, the new county-
wide magnet school wel-
comed students from win-
ter break with a $13 million,
two-story brick building
that houses dance studios
with floor-to-ceiling mir-
rors, a professional musical
theater stage that doubles
as a cafeteria space, and
multiple band and music
rooms.
It also boasts a media
centerwith a TV production
room, labs with Macintosh
computers, and an out-
door, digitally-wired-for-
sound amphitheater sitting
along the east side of Lake
Monroe.
The new campus is every-
thing Midway Principal


Sharon Tanner hoped for.
She declared that the five
or six years it took to plan
and build the school was
well worth it because of the
additions made possible in
that time.
With all the features the
new campus has to offer,
"children are no longer
students, they're scholars,"
Tanner said.
In that vein, students will
wear uniforms with a crest
designed for the school.
After three failed
attempts to find a site for
the campus due to soil con-
taminated with pesticides
including arsenic, school
officials finally settled on
the current location.
The 110,000-square-
foot campus with room
to expand in the coming
years is even a LEED certi-
fied facility, meaning it was
deemed energy efficient
by the U.S. Green Building
Council.
To cement its energy-effi-
cient status, the school is air
conditioned by an ice farm.
The technology makes ice
at night and allows the cold
water to circulate through-
out the campus during the
day to cool the school, said
Jeanne Morris, a school
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PHOTO BY CARMEN CARROQUINO THE VOICE
Midway Elementary isn't just an ordinary school, with artist-friendly design features including a dance studio and
performing arts theater that doubles as a cafeteria, plus a high-tech TV production area and computer laboratories.


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With around 70 staff-
ers and faculty members,
Midway opens its doors this
week to about 470 of the
850 students it can hold,
Tanner said. Sixty-three
students are currently on a
waiting list to start some-


time this semester if school
officials allow the mid-year
transfer.
Tanner expects the num-
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about 600 next fall and said
she is enthused by the many
opportunities available to


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"Everyone's heads are
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What to do now that the cold is gone?


Happy New Year, and I
hope you all enjoyed the
holidays. Did anybody get
any rest between the par-
ties, cooking, shopping and
visiting with loved ones! My
friend said to me today, "It
is diet time. Exercise and
eat healthy." Sounds fine to
me, but I still have left over
goodies... cookies, cupcakes
and ice cream cake, but
thankfully no fruit cake.
I will be joining my girl-
friends who will be walking
at the mall to get back the
shapes we lost during the
holidays.
Now since the New Year
is upon us, a lot of exciting
activities are just around
the corner, that is if you
have all those holiday
decorations put away. Me,
that's what my charming
two sons are for this time
each year have them
over and feed them; up go
the decorations into the
attic. I've got it made, until
December of this year to
get all those decorations
down again. Another good
meal gets them each time.
Hey, I do love them.
St. Luke's Concert Series
is celebrating its 16th sea-
son and will present at 7
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 "An
American Journey" by the
Orlando Concert Band.
This will be the inaugural
performance for St. Luke's
Series under the baton of
new Director Jon Territo,
a musical slice of apple
pie is served up with the


COLD I Jan.11
temp broke

1959 record
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course of the next week.
Sanford saw four records
fall in a week, with several
more days coming within 3
degrees of record cold.
As even more cold air
surged through behind a
front that dropped snow
and sleet in the area, anoth-
er record would be equaled
that had stood untouched
for nearly 30 years. Monday,
Jan. 11 saw a low of 28
degrees, breaking a record
that'd stood since 1959.
For most of last week
high temperatures would
sit below the average low
for the area, damaging
some crops as citrus grow-
ers struggled to deal with
the cold.
The end of the cold is
coming, for now, with fore-
casters expecting a return
to normal temperatures by
the weekend, with lows in
the lower 50s and highs in
the 70s.


precision and artistry of
the Orlando Concert Band.
This "American Journey"
brings together the famil-
iar, historical and fresh new
contemporary composi-
tions of our own native
sons. The 50-piece band
has been in existence since
1989 and has appeared
in the St. Luke's Concert
Series as a regular for sev-
eral seasons. The public is
invited and admission to
the concert is free. Location
for the concert is St. Luke's
Lutheran Church, 2021 W.
State Road 426, Oviedo,
exit Highway 417 at Red
Bug Lake Road, then drive
south 1/2 mile on Aloma
Avenue (State Road 426).
For your sweet tooth:
Pappy's Patch, our local
strawberry field on Florida
Avenue has been open
since before Christmas.
But then they closed as of
Jan. 5 because of the chilly
weather (Seems funny say-
ing that since Christmas
was a few weeks ago). Many
local people have already
picked some of those deli-
cious berries. Call Pappy's
Patch at 407-366-8512 to
see when they will reopen
and for directions to the
field.
The Glenn Miller
Orchestra will play at 7
p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at
the Lake Mary High School
Auditorium, 655 Lake
Mary Rd., under the direc-
tion of Larry O'Brien. The
band will play hits includ-


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"Tuxedo Junction", "String
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and many others. Cost is
$22. If you need more infor-
mation, please call 407-
562-1924.
This coming Monday,
Jan. 18 will be a celebration
of Martin Luther King's
birthday and Oviedo
will celebrate with sev-
eral events starting with
a parade from the Oviedo
High School to Round
Lake Park and then Family
Day in the Park along with
games, entertainment,
recognition of community
organizations, free food
and much more. If you
need more information,
please call Kathy at 407-
366- 5125 or contact her
Vertrilla@msn.com
Mark your calendars for
the next Oviedo Historical
Society meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 19 in the
Memorial Building on
Central Avenue. Guest
speaker for the evening
will be Cindy Earp, wife of
the Circuit Court Judge of
Seminole County. She will
speak on women's period
clothes. Our evening is
open to the public; do
come and enjoy our meet-
ing and light refreshments
will be served.
It is not too late to take
a short trip over to Mt.
Dora to visit Renninger's
Antique & Collectors
Extravaganzas with more
than 200 shops inside and
outdoors. Another one of
my favorite places located
20 miles north of Orlando
on Highway 441, east of Mt.
Dora. Doors open at 10 a.m.
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Car Show is from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23
at the Oviedo Marketplace.
There will be youth/family
activities, food, entertain-
ment, public safety displays
and demonstrations. This
event is open to the pub-
lic and there is no charge
to attend. However, the
car show entry fee is $35.
The proceeds benefit the
Optimist International
Childhood Cancer
Campaign. For more infor-
mation and details, call
407-971-5711 or check
www.OviedoOptimist.com
This is an event you just
have to attend if you love
depression glass, I know
somebody in your family
has collected it for years
and now is the time to
add to the collection. The
Depression Glass Show will
be held from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, and
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,
Jan. 31 at the Sanford Civic
Center, 401 E. Seminole
Blvd., Sanford. The
Depression glass show and
sale will feature authors
Barbara and Jim Mauzy, dis-
plays, seminars and hourly
door prize drawings. Cost is
$4.50 and is good for both
days. Just wanted you to
know this is a great show,
and I won a door prize, a
beautiful blue Depression
glass bowl, last year. If you
need more information,
please call 407-298-3355.
Coming up on Feb. 25 at
the Oviedo Gymnasium &
Aquatic Facility, 148 Oviedo
Blvd. is an event sponsored
by the Oviedo Parks and
Recreation a trip to the
Seminole Hard Rock Casino
in Tampa. The bus will
depart at 9 a.m. and return
at 5 p.m. The registration


deadline is Feb. 18. $25
includes bus transporta-
tion, $25 in machine play
and $5 meal voucher. For
more information, please
call 407-971-5575.
Everyone is talk-
ing about the Oviedo
Marketplace mall and what
a sad situation the place
seems to be in. OK, the mall
has added a few new stores
- the new bridal shop,
prom dress shop, Grand
Bazaar, and the tattoo
parlor to name a few, but I
don't see any stampede to
these stores.
Maybe if the corporation
owners would try and lease
stores to the type of inter-
ests for the local average-
age male and female, say
a boutique, fashions for
the lady, home goods- type
store or something on the
order of a TJ. Maxx. These
stores do extremely well all
over. Try for a Panera and
Barnies in the food court.
Bring back the kids events
and local craft booths
in the aisles. Advertising
would not hurt either as it
draws people and people
will spend dollars and that's
what the place needs. The
mall has a great potential
and the location is great.
Please let's try.
A thought "Enjoy
the little things, for one
day you may look back
and realize they were big
things."- Robert Brault


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going on around town by e-mailing
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January 15 January 28, 2010 Page A5


Rural boundary wins Round 1


By Karen McEnany-Phillips


Watching a governmen-
tal process in action can
be a tedious, but beauti-
ful thing. I attended the
Seminole County Planning
and Zoning meeting on
Wednesday night Jan. 6,
and let's just say it was a
late night. Since I had a
breakfast meeting the next
morning I seriously con-
sidered leaving when the
clock ticked past 9:30 p.m.
and Chuluota's Rybolt issue
hadn't yet come to the
floor.
That's the problem
with not being first on a
schedule. Each case has its
presentation by staff, its
lawyers and experts, then
all the public comment
for and against the issue
at hand. You have to have
sympathy for everyone
who comes out after work
in the cold to speak before


a government body on a
topic they feel passionately
about.
Folks from Black
Hammock, Geneva and of
course Chuluota came to
make their voices heard
on an issue of our own
- whether the 34 acres
that sits at the corner of
Snowhill Road and County
Road 419 can be sold and
developed into commercial
space. The lawyer's case
was that change happens
and nothing lasts forever. I
had a lot of "favorite" lines
that night and one was,
"Chuluota is not a rural
area." Oh really. I think a
lot of folks would disagree,
and they did.
For me the biggest take-
away was what I call the
domino effect. Having been
familiar with this area for
a couple of decades I have


the benefit of that time
to see this. The lawyers
described the intersection
of two main highways as
urban. If it looks urban and
smells urban it must be,
so change the vote of the
people and push back the
rural boundary.
Here's the problem.
The county agreed in the
last couple of decades to
change land status and
build a gazillion homes in
subdivisions along 419,
which was a little two-lane
road. So of course they
need schools for all the
families now living out
there and well, they've got
to expand the road to han-
dle all the traffic that now
needs to move in and out.
And voila now you have
a major highway running
through little Chuluota
that looks urban. Can you
hear the dominos falling?
It all results from a series
of decisions and that's
how you get development
in what was a purely rural
area.
The public comments
were passionate but pro-
fessional and touched
on many issues. Not the


least of which is what was
described as "cannibal-
ism" of local businesses.
The Oviedo mall is sinking,
and strip mall stores are
empty in parts of Oviedo,
but we want to add them
to Chuluota It isn't sus-
tainable right now. Others
talked about where they
live as a "haven" and they
didn't want to live within
the shadow of noise, crime
and lighting of a shopping
center with a major grocery
anchor. Richard Creedon,
president of the Geneva
Citizens Association,
brought up the need to
develop near the future
SunRail stations. "Why
develop where it is not
needed or wanted?" Others
conceded that it may not
be completely a black-and-
white issue: "It is an urban
corridor but Chuluota resi-
dents feel they are rural."
Deborah Schafer asked
to speak last and her words
were memorable. "We are
one voice: Keep it rural.
How would you like it if we
set up an agrarian business
in the middle of your gated
community? Don't put
commercial in my back-


yard."
And so Round 1 went to
rural enthusiasts who want
to keep the rural bound-
ary in place as voted by the
people of Seminole County
in 2004. We have no way
of knowing how many
more rounds there will be,
but we're wise enough to
believe there will be more
spars and jabs to come.
Don't forget to sign up
for the 10th Annual Geneva
Historic Bus Tour which
will take place Saturday,
Feb. 6. Remember seats fill
up quickly so register early.
Call 407-349-9982 and
leave your name, number
in your party and the bus
time you desire.


TALK e
>TO KAREN
Please share your thoughts about
Geneva at 407-221-7002,
kphillips@observernewspapers.
corn with "Stetson's Corner" in the
subject 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.


GREER I Top party fundraisers had urged Greer to leave his post in 2009


< continued from front page
cism of Greer was absent
from his party's official
press release responding to
his resignation, only a week
earlier he had been assailed
by the party's elite.
In a letter released Dec.
29, a group of a dozen of
the party's biggest fund rais-
ers claimed that the party


could not succeed in 2010
with Greer at its head.
"The best interests of
the Party would be for Mr.
Greer to resign now," the
letter read. "Failing this,
he should be removed as
quickly as possible."
Signed at the bottom,
12 Republican fundraisers,
including Orlando's Seth
Bernstein, were asking him


to leave for the good of his
own party.
That may have seemed
like an echo to those paying
attention to the rumblings
in Tallahassee. Greer had
been asked repeatedly dur-
ing 2009 to step down. Each
time he had refused, accus-
ing some of his detractors
of "treason" at one point.
Meanwhile Crist had


stayed by Greer's side until
the bitter end, and Greer
his, supporting Crist's U.S.
Senate campaign against
former Florida House
speaker Marco Rubio in
the primary. That too had
proven divisive in the party,
with some leaders express-
ing disdain over Greer's
choice of loyalties.
Greer didn't respond


about those questions in a
conference call with jour-
nalists on Jan. 5. Speaking
to the Associated Press dur-
ing his farewell press con-
ference, Greer put the par-
ty's future in the hands of
the people.
"At the end of the day, the
voters will decide what the
Republican Party should
look like," Greer said.


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Pappy's hit


hard by cold



weather


Strawberry patch
closes due to
freeze's effects
JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE t "
Pappy's Patch in Oviedo shut
down indefinitely on Jan. 5,
as freezing temperatures
blew into Central Florida.
The cold weather has i
"slowed up" the growth of .
the strawberries at the pop-
ular pick-your-own fruit i
field in the Black Hammock
area of Oviedo.
"I'm not sure when we're
gonna get open again,"
Owner Tom Minter said in
a pre-recorded message.
"It's gonna take a few warm
days."
Call Pappy's hotline at ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BAB
407-366-8512 for updates Pickers who hit the patch
on when they'll reopen. were lucky, as weather hurt crop


COCK
early
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RURAL I Research study had pointed to sustained development in rural area


< continued from front page
at the meeting to protect
the rural boundary and
keep developers away.
"The vision (for creating
the rural boundary) was to
always remain rural," Scha-
fer said. "... Everyone makes
a lifestyle choice. Our choice
was to live rural."
About 16 citizens spoke
before the board, while
about 30 people filled out
forms stating they were
against the change. No resi-
dents spoke in favor of the


change during the meeting.
Don Peterson, president
of the Black Hammock
Association, voiced his self-
proclaimed, sometimes
"brutal" opinion in favor of
maintaining the area as is.
"The rural boundary
was voted on by Seminole
County citizens," Peterson
said. "It was voted under
the assumption of forev-
er... Everything about the
project screams not good...
Somewhere we have to stop
the train."
Others voiced simi-


lar opinions. Arguments
against the developer con-
sisted of already having too
many vacant spaces that
needed tenants, and that
development for the sake of
development was a means
of taking advantage of the
land.
Buchholz Management
consulted a real estate
research firm to determine
need and consideration for
such a project in the area.
The findings rendered that
the area was a mixture of
both rural and urban prop-


erties that could sustain
such a development, Hoop-
er said.
Dick Foyer, staff speaker
for the city of Oviedo at the
meeting, said the plan was
"not consistent with the
development of the area."
The rural boundary was
amended in 2004 and put
into the Home Rule Char-
ter. The charter mapped the
boundary, and stated that it
could only be changed by
the voice of county com-
missioners and local citi-
zens not the state.


Buchholz Management
may have lost this battle, but
although the Planning and
Zoning Commission denied
the move, the developer still
has the option to make an
appeal to the county com-
missioners. That might hap-
pen at the Feb. 23 meeting.
This is the third time
that land usage for the area
has come under discus-
sion since 2006. The rural
boundary, sometimes called
"a line drawn in the sand,"
was only moved once to its
current position in 1999.


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Seminole Voice January 15 January 28, 2010 Page A7

THIS WEEK in human history

Machines at the Wham-0 toy company rolled out the first batch
of its aerodynamic plastic discs now known to millions of fans
all over the world as Frisbees. The story of the Frisbee began in
Bridgeport, Conn., in 1871. Students from nearby universities
would throw the empty pie tins to each other, yelling "Frisbie!"
INTERESTS b as they let go.



Scots blow into Winter Springs


Highland Games in
Central Winds Park
this weekend
ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
The pipers are coming. So's
the haggis. It's highland
games time, and this week-
end Central Florida will
turn a lot more Scottish as
more than 10,000 expected
visitors flood into Winter
Springs' Central Winds Park
to celebrate all things tar-
tan.
"It's kind of fun getting
dressed up in a kilt," said
Winter Springs Mayor John
Bush, though he declined
to comment on whether he
was wearing a kilt during
his interview. "I'm looking
forward to it."
This weekend, obscure
food, confusing weaponry
and world-famous liba-
tions will transform the
park into a Celtic bazaar,
while oddly named bands
such as Rathkeltair and
The Wyndbreakers will
keep revelers' toes tapping.
Visitors can also find out
just how Scottish they are,
with clan tents making it
easy to get acquainted with
old country roots.
The Central Florida
Scottish Highland Games
are expected to be as big as
ever in its 33rd year, with a
night of opening festivities
getting sponsors whisky'd
up at the sold-out tradi-
tional whisky tasting at the
Altamonte Springs Hilton
on Friday night.


ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Bagpipers march in tandem and belt out Scottish-flavored music at last year's Highland Games festival. The event features cultural food such as meat pies and haggis.


Then the real games
begin Saturday, with com-
petitors in their most sport-
ing kiltwear picking up tele-
phone pole-sized logs and
tossing them end-over-end,
grabbing chains of iron and
hoisting them overhead, or
maybe just finding the big-
gest rock nearby and see-
ing who can throw it the
farthest.
On Saturday night,
Scottish clans will parade
to the Winter Springs Town
Center for a concert and
party, which last year had
been sponsored by the city.


Sunday the games con-
tinue, with pipe bands,
highland dancing and
kids' activities peppered
throughout the day.
Some of the best games
competitors in the world
will descend upon Winter
Springs to see who's the best
in Florida, or maybe even on
Earth. That's because world
champions will likely be on
hand for this games, as they
have in the past. Some com-
petitors such as Fraser Ewan
even moved from Scotland
to train in Central Florida.
"The weather is good


here almost all the time, so
you can train year-round,"
Ewan said before his last
games.
Bush is hoping for good
weather to bring more
guests in, but that may not
be a problem, he said. A
full list has already over-
whelmed the room for the
whisky tasting, which had
trouble filling seats in the
past, and the games may
have balanced its books for
this year.
"It's the first year they've
put the games on without
asking the city to put any


money into it, which is a
good sign," Bush said. "I'd
say the interest is pretty
high right now."


The 2010 Central Florida
Scottish Highland Games
will be held on Saturday,
Jan. 16, and Sunday, Jan.
17, at Central Winds Park,
1000 E. State Road 434 in
Winter Springs. For a com-
plete schedule visit
FlaScot.com.


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G.O. Family is now part of
Interests, but you'll still see a
family story in every issue!


Family

Calendar


Lake Mary's Farmer's Market
hits the street from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 with wares
from local merchants, including
locally grown food. Located in
front of City Hall, the event is free
for visitors of all ages.

Eco Adventures will feature
an Animal Habitats exhibit on
Sunday, Jan. 17 at Sylvan Lake
Park in Sanford. The event invites
children aged 8-16 to enjoy
learning about animal habitats
through discussions, live animal
demonstrations, hiking, crafts
and more. The cost is $5 per
person. Call 407-349-0959 for
more information.

"Monday Funday" adds
excitement to Sanford on Monday,
Jan. 18 at Hot Pots, 215 E. 1st
St. in downtown Sanford. Kids
will have a blast painting their
very own ceramic "2010 Time
Capsule" to store keepsakes
in all year! It is for ages 7 and
older. Treat plus souvenir photo
included. Reservation required.
The cost is $15 per session.
Sessions are at 11 a.m. and 1:30
p.m. Call 407-688-7687. www.
hotpotssanford.com

Challenge Night will give kids a
chance to test out their climbing
skills and more on Monday, Jan.
18 at Aiguille Rock Climbing
Center in Longwood. Visit any
Monday night from 7 p.m. to
10 p.m. for a unique evening of
excitement! The cost is free with
the purchase of a Climbing Day
Pass. It is perfect for kids and
adults. Call for more info: 407-
332-1430.

Whole Foods Market in Winter
Park is giving kids and parents
separate chances to relax and
have fun this coming week.
Parents Morning Out from 8:30
a.m. To 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan.
21 gives parents a chance to
relax with a complimentary cup
of Allegro coffee, breakfast pastry
and a free five minute massage
compliments of Take 5 Massage.
The event happens every third
Thursday of the month at Whole
Foods Market, 1989 Aloma Ave.

As part of the store's Kids
Club, the Make a Colorful Plate
workshop from 10 a.m. to 11
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 will give
kids a chance to experience
hands-on learning at the Whole
Foods Market. They'll learn how
to create a colorful plate of food,
learning what foods contain
nutrients, fiber and antioxidants.
The class is for children ages
6 to 12 and space is limited to
the first 15. All children must be
accompanied by an adult.


A HnUIV rInu u itu IBaRAU arUUUr I nt vuIl-
Carolyn Fennell speaks at Rollins College's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day last year. Celebrations abound throughout the area on Jan. 16-18.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 18, but some events are a week long


JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE

Monday, Jan. 18 marks the
24th Martin Luther King Jr.
Day, and cities and organi-
zations are commemorat-
ing the African American
civil rights leader with fes-
tivals, parades and talks
on Monday, and the prior
weekend.
Here are some local
events to get the children
out of the house on their
day off and increase their
awareness of the sacrifices
made by King to put an end
to racial segregation and
discrimination:

Oviedo's Martin Luther King
Jr. Celebration
The Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebration will kick off
with a parade beginning
at 10 a.m. Monday, depart-
ing from Oviedo High
School. The parade will
go down West Broadway
Street, through the center
of Oviedo, travel down East
Broadway Street and con-
clude at Round Lake Park,
where a family fun day will
begin.A@
Planned events at Round
Lake Park include an open-
ing ceremony and enter-
tainment such as music,
dance performers, live
choirs, crafts, live DJ, and a
jazz band. The student win-
ners of the art/essay con-
test will also be recognized,
as well as community ser-
vice projects. There will be
free food while supplies
last. The festivities will con-
clude at 3:30 p.m.
For additional informa-
tion, please contact Jenette
McKinney at 407-971-5591
or jdmckinney@cityofovie-
do.net.

Sanford's Martin Luther
King Jr. Celebration
The City of Sanford Martin
Luther King Jr. Steering
Committee invites the
public to participate in
the 23rd Annual Martin
Luther King Jr. Celebration
held Monday, Jan. 18 start-
ing at 10 a.m. There will


be a parade and then Rally
in the Park takes place
immediately following the
parade, concluding at Fort
Mellon Park, Downtown
Sanford on East First Street.
The theme is: "Remember!
Celebrate! Act!"

Rollins College series of
MLK Day events
Rollins College in Winter
Park is hosting a series of
events from Thursday, Jan.
14 to Monday, Jan. 18. For
more information on the
events, contact Rachel Luce
at rluce@rollins.edu or 407-
691-1240.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, The
Center for Contemporary
Dance performs "Colours of
Courage": A celebration of
Black History in America at
the Annie Russell Theatre.
At 4 p.m. Friday is a film
screening of "Two Towns of
Jasper" with dialogue at the
SunTrust Auditorium. The
film chronicles the 1998
racially motivated murder
of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper,
Texas.
At 7 p.m. Saturday is
Spoken Word/Open Mic,
with topics social justice/
peace and harmony at
Daves Down Under at the
Cornell Campus Center.
There will be a guest poet
and the floor will be open
for anyone wishing to con-
tribute through spoken
word, song, poetry, story,
rap, or other.
At 6:01 p.m. Monday is
a Candlelight Vigil at the
Warren Building park-
ing lot (rain site is Bush
Auditorium). The group
will pause to honor the
life and dreams of Martin
Luther King Jr. and will take
advantage of an opportu-
nity to teach about King's
message on reflection,
empowerment and chal-
lenge through a series of
speakers, musical perfor-
mances, and dance.

Eatonville's 33rd Annual
Martin Luther King Jr.
Parade and Celebration
The Town of Eatonville will
host its 33rd Annual Martin


Luther King Jr. Parade and
Celebration on Saturday
Jan. 16 through Monday
Jan. 18 with several events
in King's honor. This year's
theme is "Embracing the
Dream for Change".
The parade is at 2 p.m.
Saturday on Kennedy
Boulevard. There will also
be a candlelight vigil at 6
p.m. Monday, beginning at
the Catalina Park Entrance
on Kennedy Boulevard
and ending at the Denton
Johnson Center, 400 Ruffel
St. in Eatonville.
To participate in the
parade or to be a ven-
dor, contact Paul Stevens,
MLK Director, at 407-489-
5981 or e-mail pstevens@
nationalcof.com. Visit
townofeatonville.org for
more information.

Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy
Prayer Breakfast
The 19th annual Arthur
"Pappy" Kennedy Prayer
Breakfast will be held
at 7:45 a.m. Monday, Jan.
18, and celebrates the life
and accomplishments of
Orlando's first African-
American elected official,
Pappy Kennedy, as well as
Martin Luther King Jr. It is
at the First Baptist Church
of Orlando, 3000 S. John
Young Pkwy.
Kennedy positively
touched the lives of many
Orlando youth through the
promotion of education
and hard work, according to
the Central Florida YMCA,
a sponsor of the event. He
was elected to the Orlando
City Commission in 1972.
At the prayer break-
fast, the 2010 Arthur
"Pappy" Kennedy Lifetime
Achievement Award will be
presented along with the
Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy
Scholarship. The $1,200
scholarship is presented
to an African-American
high school senior who
has exemplified dedica-
tion to their community
and education. Proceeds
from the event will be
used to support the Arthur
"Pappy" Kennedy Memorial
Scholarship Fund.


Who is

Arthur

"Pappy"

Kennedy?


Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy was
Orlando's first black elected
official. Pappy, feeling that
blacks were underrepresented
in local politics, first ran for
election in the 1967 Orlando
City Commission race. His run
for office was not successful
that year, but in 1972, he made
history as Orlando's first black
elected official. At that time,
council seats were decided
by citywide elections He
received support from voters
from all over the city. In 1976
he was re-elected to his office
with 78 percent of the vote, the
largest percentage in Orlando's
history.
As an elected official, he
had a strong impact on the
building of Hankins Park and the
landscaping of Parramore Street.
He also organized the Orlando
Negro Chamber of Commerce.
Pappy also worked with Meals
on Wheels, the United Negro
College Fund, and the NAACP,
and he was an advocate for the
poor.







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January 15 January 28, 2010 Page A9


From the

Corner Table
Restaurant Reviews by



P.JA atm


Legendary coach opens

eatery in Lake Mary


I had only heard of the
'second-to-none quality'
of the food served in the
restaurants of former NFL
Coach Don Shula, and I
certainly expected a bet-
ter than average steak
when I visited his brand-
spanking-new restaurant
in Lake Mary. It is honestly
thrilling when a restau-
rant exceeds expectations
- in every way as does
the new Shula's 347 Grill.
Combining sophisticated
decor, excellent service,
and truly great food offer-
ings, the great news is Lake
Mary has a great new res-
taurant!
Named in honor of
Coach Shula's 347 career
victories, Shula's 347 Grill
is the latest in a line of suc-
cessful restaurants founded
on the tradition of Shula's
Steak Houses. The new
restaurant magically com-
bines a casual atmosphere


with a level of sophistica-
tion that makes it a perfect
- and affordable restau-
rant for everything from
a family outing to a busi-
ness dinner to a romantic
dinner for two. And most
importantly, the food is
sensational! We'll get to
the steaks, but first I have
to share my excitement for
the specialty seafood offer-
ings, appetizers and gour-
met salads.
Of the several appetiz-
ers I tried, the greatness
factor applies to both the
"Sweet Chili Shrimp" and
the bacon-wrapped BBQ
shrimp. Try them both
and let me know which
you prefer. Trust me, I'm
still savoring both of the
distinctly different shrimp
sensations. Moving on to
the salad choices, their
"traditional" iceberg wedge
proves to be anything-but
simply traditional with


its seriously chunky blue
cheese dressing with a per-
fect hint of red onion. For
those who like their dress-
ing 'balsamic,' go for the
expertly seasoned Tomato
and Mozzarella Chop
Salad, or try my favorite -
the spicy, grilled chicken
salad with jack cheese and
a honey-lime vinaigrette
dressing.
Each of the entrees is
a revelation in both taste
and presentation. Crazy as
I am for sushi, I immedi-
ately went for the Seared
Ahi Tuna (sushi-grade, of
course) served over an
uniquely delicious pickled
slaw and offered with a
creamy wasabi "dipping
sauce."
One of the revelations
of the evening was the
mushroom ravioli served
over boneless beef ribs. I've
waited a long time to write
that I had experienced
"melt-in-your-mouth-
beef." This is it, and it is
the real deal! The ravioli
was wonderfully tasty, and
under it is a serving of per-
fectly cooked and seasoned
boneless beef that is so
good and so truly "melt-
in-your-mouth" that it
deserves to win awards.
And then there are the
steaks! Proclaiming on the
menu that their steaks are
"the best beef money can
buy," The Shula Cut steaks
are all custom-center cut,
each with its own "wet-
aging" process, and yes,
they have won awards. I


Shula's 347 Grill recently opened in the Colonial Town Park shopping center in Lake
Mary. It's within the Westin Hotel Orlando North, at 2974 International Parkway.


consider the filet to be the
true test of any steak res-
taurant, and I was more
than pleased to have my
filet served to me exactly
as ordered along with an
intriguing special touch.
As the filet was served, our
knowledgeable and charm-
ing wait-person, Heather,
asked me to cut into the
center. She then shined a
little light into the steak to
be sure that it was served as
ordered. When steaks are
this important, the special
touches are appreciated.
The desserts are won-
derful. I particularly sug-
gest the 'flourless choco-
late cake.' There is a full
bar offering specialty


martinis and a wine list for
all tastes. Along with the
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ing room, there are two
private dining rooms and
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call 407-531-3567 for res-
ervations.


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Public Schools for the year 2009. She consecutive Tuesday nights from 6 and older field trip to the Seminole 971-5575. Seminole County Leisure Services
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Join Steve Edmonds as he
launches his campaign for State
Senate 24 with an old-fashioned
barbecue. The barbecue will be
held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on
Sunday, Jan. 17 at Paul Wilson's
Horse Ranch, 790 Ridge Road
in Geneva. Admission is $5
per person and $10 per family,
and tickets can be purchased
at the door or at www.
edmonds4senate24.com.
Excercise while learning
balance and rhythm at Joy
Hinkle's line dancing class.
Classes are held from 7 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. on Monday nights at
the Winter Springs Civic Center
at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. A six-
week session costs $45 and $36
for seniors 60 or older.
Develop speed and flexibility
at David Turnbull's tae kwon
do class. Classes are offered
on from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on
Monday and Wednesdays at the
Winter Springs Civic Center, 400
N. Edgemon Ave., and cost $35
for a four week session.
Donna Conley's yoga classes
will relieve stress and relax the
mind and body. Classes are from
6 p.m. on to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays
attheWinter Springs Civic Center,
400 N. Edgemon Ave., and each
class costs $15.
Tango with instructors John
Gregory and Cindy Bowen
at their Latin dancing class.
Beginner classes are held from 7
p.m.to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays,
followed by an intermediate class


from 8:30 p.m.to 10 p.m. Gregory
and Bowen also offer ballroom
dancing classes, with a beginner
class from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
on Friday and an intermediate
class from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Classes are held at the Winter
Springs Civic Center, 400 N.
Edgemon Ave., and cost $65 for
a four week session.
Instructor Melissa Prabhudial
incorporates muscle toning
and cardio into her adult belly
dancing classes, which are
offered from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30
p.m. on Thursdays at the Winter
Springs Civic Center, 400 N.
Edgemon Ave. Five classes costs
$60.
Celebrate the arts with Fourth
Friday. There will be a free
opening night reception for "The
Kingdom of Birds and Animals"
exhibition Friday, Jan.22.at230 E.
First St. in Sanford.The reception
will feature music performed by
Matt "the saxman," appetizers
and a wine tasting courtesy of
the Sanford Wine Co.
The Orlando Baroque Orchestra
will perform selections from
Bach and Vivaldi at 7:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, Jan. 19 attheTuskawilla
Presbyterian Church, 3600 W.
State Road 426 in Oviedo.Tickets
cost $10 for students and active
military, $17 for seniors and $20
for general admission and may
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THIS WEEK in political history

Sof the United States, the 52 U.S. captives held at the U.S. embassy
in Teheran, Iran, were released, ending the 444-day Iran Hostage
Crisis. The crisis began on Nov. 4, 1979, when militant Iranian
V Students seized the embassy.


Make a job search plan and stick to it

EMPLOYMENT tinue to see high periods of unem- ferent. Sometimes, we just have to Bottom line: Make a plan and
ployment. What does this mean for keep working the plan. The fact work the plan. He will eventually
A k you? There is still a lot of competi- that he is getting interviews and land on his feet.
tion for the jobs available. making it to the final steps tells me
Today I had a conversation with that he is going in the right direc- Until next time,
Sandi a gentleman who is getting inter- tion. Sandi
views but keeps coming in second. He will now be following up
After a long discussion, I really felt with a letter to the interview-
Happier new year, as Dr. like he is doing all the right things ers who did not hire him to let TALKA A I
Sean Snaith, director of the and that he needs to continue them know he is still interested >TOlSANDI
UCF Institute for Economic working his plan. The reason he and would love to be considered Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian
Competitiveness, is saying. was not chosen for the positions if there is another opening. One HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council,
It looks as if going into 2010, was relocation costs. They decided recruiter is even willing to give him with more than 10 years of recruiting and human
layoffs will slow down and job to hire a local candidate. references. That, my friend, is net- resources experience. Please send questions
growth may begin. Expect that it He was questioning himself and working. Even though he did not about employment by fax 407-260-2949, sandi@
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Letter to the Editor Editoria
Been thinking about When you first become following July. But keep in
Medicare Part B? eligible to apply for mind that, for most people,
If you are covered under Medicare Part A, you also the monthly premium
Medicare Part A, but origi- have the option of enroll- increases 10 percent for
nally opted not to apply for ing in Part B for a monthly each 12-month period you
Medicare Part B, now's your premium. Some people were eligible for, but did
opportunity to enroll in decide not to because they not enroll in, Medicare Part
Part B. The general enroll- do not want to pay the B.
ment period runs from Jan. premium or for other rea- So if you are covered
1 through Mar. 31. sons. But you may discover under Medicare Part A and
But first, you may be that as your medical needs you've been thinking about
wondering: what are Parts change, it is to your advan- applying for Part B, now
A and B? And why would tage to enroll. That's where is the time to act. Learn
someone get one and not enrollment periods come more about Medicare by
the other? Here are the nuts ito play. reading Social Security's rgh Mati
and bolts. When you first become publication on the sub-
Medicare Part A (hospi- eligible for Part A, you have ject at socialsecurity.gov/
tal insurance) helps pay for a seven-month period pubs/10043.html. You
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or skilled nursing facility period) in which to sign up Medicare by visiting social- Sydicated Content
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and hospice care. only sign up during a later the page on the right side.
Medicare Part B (medi- year's general enrollment Or visit Medicare's Web
cal insurance) helps pay for period. site at medicare.gov. I
doctors' services and many Each year, the Medicare -Blanca Taylor
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THIS WEEK in sports history

Vf ,, The first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamnioni. in the
SFrench Alps. Spectators were thrilled by the ski jump and bobsled,
as well as 12 other events involving a total of six sports. The United
States came in third, winning its only gold medal in the 500-meter
A T L ETIS speed-skating event.




Knights ground Owls in blowout


UCF dominates 2010 conference debut


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
The Knights are on their way
in conference play, with a
big win over Rice in the UCF
Arena to start the second
half of the season.
"If you want to stay at the
top of this conference you
have to take care of your
business at home," Knights
coach Kirk Speraw said after
the game.
And the Knights did just
that, dominating the Owls
the whole game, leading by
double digits for three quar-
ters on their way to a 77-58
blowout.
UCF forward Keith
Clanton had a career game,
shooting 17 points to help
lead his team to victory,
pushed by Speraw's edict
that he should play more
aggressively as a power
forward. Though he'd fre-
quently led the team in
scoring, he turned his shoot-
ing up a notch, even taking
shots from the outside. He
would drain two 3-point-
ers in the game. He also
took command under the
basket, stealing away some


balls that could have easily
resulted in Owls' offensive
rebounds.
A.J. Rompza also main-
tained pressure on the
court, scoring 13 points,
adding 6 assists, 5 steals and
5 rebounds.
The win was UCF's (9-6)
first in the conference this
year, giving them a good
start in their C-USA debut
game. Rice, on the other
hand, lost its second, and its
sixth road game.
Despite the big win, some
weak points were revealed
that the Knights will need
to mend. Rice dominated
under the basket, particu-
larly on UCF's end of the
court, where they frequent-
ly picked up uncontested
rebounds and swiped the
ball from the hands of sur-
prised Knights.
A tenacious Marcus
Jordan managed to pick up
two steals for the Knights,
also scoring four points.
The Knights return to
the court at 8 p.m. Saturday
night in Tulsa for their third
conference game. They
played Marshall at press
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Knights forward P.J. Gaynor scored 8 points, including this reverse, in a blowout over Rice Saturday night. The Knights
opened Conference USA play with a 77-58 win. They played Marshall at press time Wednesday night, traveling to Tulsa Saturday.


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Dr. Morales is relocating out of the area.
We apologize for any inconvenience this
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Lions dominate Zac tournament

Team redeems itself after two losses 1 ; ,-


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE

Ray Rowland's back is nearly
pinned to the ground as he
fights desperately for a way
to escape. It's about half past
noon on Dec. 29, and his
chances of a championship
are quickly slipping away.
His eyes shoot to the right
for just a moment. He only
has 10 seconds left to try to
do the improbable flip
opponent Jimmy Dankle
before it's too late. His teeth
grit, and he pushes up.
Only a couple hours
before, he had the upper
hand at the eighth annu-
al Zac Jarzynka Memorial
Ironman Tournament. At
the end of the quarterfinal
round, the referee raised the
clenched fist of the boy in
all black. Rowland had just
won out easily to advance
to the final four in the 135-
pound weight class.
But this was no ordinary
tournament. Fifty feet out-
side the northwest entrance
of Oviedo's sprawling gym-
nasium, half the cars sport-
ed license plates from the
other side of the country.
They came by the hundreds,
sometimes busloads of wres-
tlers crossing the continen-
tal divide to find out if they
had the grit to win one of
the biggest tournaments in
the country.
"It was a nice preview
for the state tournament,"
Coach Tom Coffman said.
"Three of the teams we'll
face there were at the tour-
nament."
Many more state-cham-
pion-caliber teams were on
hand that weekend. And all
in one moment, that reality
was pummeling Rowland in
the face. Cuyahoga Heights
was one of the best teams
from the best wrestling state
in the country. In the semi-
final round, Rowland was
facing one of their finest
in Jimmy Dankle, who had
just pinned his quarterfinal
opponent.
In one final moment of
struggle on the mat, with
Rowland desperate to stop
a devastating pin, he pushed
up as the crowd cheered
louder, many of them want-
ing to see an Oviedo wres-
tler fall, many more root-
ing for Rowland, who had
become a sudden underdog.
He held back the pin, barely
escaping but pulling off the
unlikely on his way to a 14-3
decision loss.
But that final struggle may
have helped spell the differ-
ence for Oviedo, which had


fought to maintain momen-
tum despite some all-star
performances on the mat.
They needed some, as the
Lions looked for redemp-
tion at their rapidly grow-
ing home tournament. In its
first five years they'd never
lost, then in the last two they
lost both. Last year it was by
less than five points.
This time, they wanted it
back. That pressure rested
firmlyon Erin O'Dell's shoul-
ders as the 160-pounder
stared down his final oppo-
nent in the tournament
with only about 20 points
separating his team from
second place.
The Oviedo senior had
won 23 of 25 matches so
far this season, and wasn't
about to end the streak. His
first four rounds were won
by pins or technical falls. In
the semifinal he won 15-0,
one of the biggest blowouts
in the weekend.
But it would take him
three full rounds of fight-
ing to beat Tim Gilbert from
Camden, Ga. By the time the
buzzer sounded, he was up
5-0 his narrowest victory,
but enough to help solidify
a win.
The nail-biter of the
weekend would come from
junior Jay Taylor, towering
at a tall 189-pounds. He'd
never lost in 2009, with 28
straight wins entering the
tournament. For the next
four rounds, he put on a pin
clinic, taking down every
opponent within three min-
utes leading into the cham-
pionship.
After a tournament of
dominating wins, his final
bout would come down to
only one point. But that
3-2 victory helped propel
his team to long-awaited
redemption.
"It was a great match,"
Coffman said. "That was the
first match he's had all year
that he didn't win by pin."
Right there with him,
145-pound Lions star Chase
Gordon went undefeated in
his final Jarzynka tourna-
ment, with tech falls in all
but the final round.
The Lions would reclaim
the title at their home tour-
nament, winning by 229
points to 205.
Along the way, Oviedo
found new heroes, like
sophomore Doug Vollaro,
who pinned four opponents
before losing in the final by
a narrow 8-4 decision.
"It was a great win,"
Coffman said. "It's a good
confidence-builder for our
team."


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK -THE VOICE
Oviedo's Ray Rowland struggles to avoid a pin at the Zac Jarzynka Tournament Dec. 29. The Lions won 229-205.


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