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Mall offered

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JENNY ANDREASSON
THE VOICE
The Oviedo Marketplace
and Altamonte Mall could
have a new owner soon.
Simon Property Group
offered Feb. 16 to buy
out debt-ridden General
Growth Properties for $10
billion.
GGP entered into Ch. 11
bankruptcy protection less
than a year ago, April 16,
and is left with about $7 bil-
lion in debt.
"Simon's offer provides
the best possible outcome
for all General Growth
stakeholders," said David
Simon, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer in a com-
pany press release. "Simon
is in the unique position of
being able to offer General
Growth creditors and
shareholders full, fair and
immediate value."
But GGP officials may
be holding out for a better
offer or to resolve the bank-
ruptcy alone.
"As we have previously
stated, our objective is to
maximize value for the
company and its stakehold-
ers and we are engaging in
a process that is intended
to accomplish that result
in an expeditious man-
ner," GGP Chief Executive
Officer Adam Metz said in
a Feb. 18 letter to Simon.
"Understandably, your

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KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS
THE VOICE
The Gerald Cassanova
Performing Arts Center on
the Oviedo High School
campus felt a bit like a gos-
pel sanctuary as African
American community
leaders celebrated Black
History Month with Oviedo
families on Saturday night,
Feb. 20.
"No Struggle, No
Progress" was the theme
of the presentation, a col-
laborative effort of the
Johnson Hill-Washington
Heights Community
Outreach organization
led by President Ernestine
Jackson and William
Jackson Jr.
"The Jacksons came to
OHS looking for a venue
to hold the event and our
own LaQuinta Alexander
was hoping to incorporate
Black History Month in her
Senior Class Project," said
Nicola Johnson, guidance






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PHOTO BY KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS THE VOICE
Performers from the New York Dance Academy entertain the crowd at a Black History Month celebration in Oviedo.


counselor at Oviedo High
School.
Alexander is a member
of the OHS Mane Attraction
Dance Team. Alexander
took the opportunity to
choreograph her own


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solo dance performance,
"Chains", and also taught
more than 20 children from
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of the evening called "Our
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County budget slashed

Dallari calls last year's troubles the 'perfect financial storm'


COURTNEY GILMARTIN
THE VOICE

Seminole County's annu-
al budget has been cut by
$100 million, a change that
officials said would help the
county survive financially
challenging times while
protecting citizen interests.
The budget was the
unofficial topic of the day
at Friday's annual State
of the County luncheon,
where chamber of com-
merce members, business
leaders and elected officials
from Seminole County's
seven cities discussed the
challenges and successes of
2009 and plans for 2010.
County Commission
Chairman Bob Dallari
highlighted topics such as
community projects, pub-
lic safety and education
through interactive videos
from county departments.
"In 2009 we saw one of
the worst economic down-
turns of recent history,"
Dallari said. "Because of
that reduction of revenue
available to key county ser-
vices, foreclosures were up,
consumer spending and
funding was down.


"This conspired to create
the perfect financial storm
for local governments."
Dallari said the county
has faced tough financial
decisions but has worked
proactively to protect
the community's future.
In addition to the budget
trim, he said that an eco-
nomic stabilization fund is
in place to offset any future
economic downfalls.
"We have kept our sights
on providing the high-
est level of service to our
citizens while faced with
the reality of reduced rev-
enues," he said. "Through
long-range fiscal planning
we are prepared to meet
the financial challenges
ahead."
Although several of
Seminole County's pro-
grams were forced to cut
back because of the budget
crisis, many found practical
ways to save money with-
out hurting residents.
For example, the
Seminole County Sheriffs
Office combined its six
district offices into three
regional offices in order to
reduce costs and improve
efficiency. School Board
Chairwoman Sandra


Robinson also said that fis-
cal planning and conserva-
tive budgeting have helped
to keep schools afloat in
the wake of budget pres-
sures.
However, despite the
financial difficulties of
2009, Dallari said that
Seminole County still had
much to be proud of.
"Despite the challenges,
we continue to have one of
the strongest economies in
Central Florida," he said.
Seminole County's
median household income,
which is $58,000, is above
state and national averag-
es.
In addition, the new
commuter rail project will
have a large economic
impact on the county, creat-
ing more than 260 new jobs
at the four SunRail stops in
Seminole County, accord-
ing to a video address from
County Commissioner
Carlton Henley.
"I think we can all agree
that times are tough,"
County Commissioner Mike
McLean said. "What we're
looking to do is be realistic
but optimistic."


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February 26 March 11, 2010 Page A3


An Olympic-sized passion


UCF freshman Kaitlyn Chana was chosen
as an Olympic torchbearer because of
her extraordinary charity work


BRITTNI JOHNSON
GUEST REPORTER
As soon as she stepped
off the bus, hundreds of
people were chanting her
name, "Kaitlyn, Kaitlyn,
Kaitlyn." Her thin Florida
bones didn't feel the bite
of the 30-degree Canadian
weather; her adrenaline
was pumping. The official
Olympic running suit she
was wearing didn't hurt
either.
UCF freshman Kaitlyn
Chana was one of 20 cho-
sen by Olympic sponsor
Coca-Cola to be an Olympic
torchbearer. Chana carried
the torch through Calgary
on its journey to the 2010
Winter Games in Vancouver,
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to Olympic athlete Shawn
Johnson. Hundreds of
children gathered to meet
her, touch the torch and
encourage her run while a
band played "O Canada" at
her arrival.
"It was one of those
proudest moments," said
Karen Chana, Kaitlyn's
mom. "You're almost in
tears it's so exciting."
Chana, who admits she's
not much of a runner, prac-
ticed every day once she
found out she would receive
the honor. But all her prac-
tice led to some overexcite-
ment the day of, when after
four tries they finally got
her torch lit.
"I took off running, and
security had to tell me to
slow down," she said with
a smile.
Carrying the torch was
her favorite part, mostly
because it reminded her of
what got her the honor in
the first place.
"I have a flame within
me, a passion to help others
and carry this excitement
into someone else's life,"
Chana said.
Coca-Cola chose Chana
because of her outstand-
ing charity work. Chana is


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHANA FAMILY
UCF freshman Kaitlyn Chana lights her torch for her run through Calgary on Jan. 19. Chana was chosen as a torchbearer for
the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver because of her charity, Love Letters: Random Cards of Kindness.


founder and president of
Love Letters: Random Cards
of Kindness Inc., an idea
she got in the eighth grade.
The international charity
creates inspirational home-
made cards for children
with life-threatening ill-
nesses. Thousands of vol-
unteers around the world
send cards for Chana to dis-
tribute. She has sent 50,000
cards to children interna-
tionally.
She said she hopes that
her volunteers will listen
to her experience carrying
the torch and put that same


excitement she felt into the
cards they make. And rather
than have the cards say "get
well," she wants them to
include uplifting messages
instead.
"We're their cheerlead-
er, we're their backbone,"
Chana said.
Many parents haven't
seen their child smile in
weeks or months, until the
moment a card is handed to
them, Karen said. One child
Chana remembered was a
little girl who had just got-
ten out of surgery and loved
princesses. Chana wore her


crown as Miss Winter Park's
Outstanding Teen and
personally gave the girl a
card. Even just getting out
of surgery, the little girl's
eyes beamed, she clapped
and kicked her legs. Chana
remembered the girl's
mom.
"I could feel all the mean-
ing and energy in the one
'thank you' from the mom,"
she said.
"If I've put a smile on
someone else's face, if I've
made a difference, I've
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Good weather is right around the corner


The other day I was wait-
ing with my friends at the
mall for the guard to open
the door and we were
complaining about the
weather. Some bright soul
said to me, "Don't worry
Janet, spring is around the
corner." Well, that corner
is March 20. I think we
should have gotten to talk
with the groundhog earlier
and told him not to stand
up 'cause we didn't want
him to see his shadow.
Some of the weather this
past week has gotten no
complaints from me. Didn't
I see the temp rise to close
to the 70 mark? I have had
a charming visitor come to
my backyard a beautiful
big red cardinal that now
sits on either the back of
my chair or my bistro-type
table in the yard. While
he sits on the table, I am
wondering if he is waiting
for me to serve him some
goodies. I think he is tell-
ing me, your weather will
be warmer now, as shortly
I will be heading north. I
lived in Virginia and the
state bird was the cardinal
- maybe he ought to take a
look at the weather report.
Let's hope the past week-
end was a sign for good
weather coming our way.
Now for some upcoming
activities:
This coming week-


end, Saturday, Feb. 27 and
Sunday Feb. 28, the Oviedo
High School Theatre
Department will pres-
ent "You're a Good Man,
Charlie Brown" at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for adults,
$7 for students and seniors,
and $5 for children younger
than 10. Priority seating
will be available for $15.
You still have time to
enjoy "What a Doll" exhibit
until Saturday, Feb. 27.
Showtimes are 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. and on Saturday from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake
Mary Historical Museum,
158 N. Country Club Rd.,
Lake Mary. The exhibit fea-
tures antique, vintage and
collectable dolls from all
over the world including
Madame Alexander dolls, a
rare 1958 baby doll and a
limited edition "Statute of
Liberty" Barbie doll. Also on
display will be Tiny Tears,
Gollywogs, German antique
dolls and vintage Shirley
dolls and children's tea sets.
Admission is free. For more
information, please call
407-585-1481.
Come join the muse-
ums tour on Saturday,
Feb. 27 at the Museum of
Seminole County History,
300 Bush Blvd., Sanford.
Tour the three Seminole
County museums and see
objects and exhibits not
available to the public. The


tour starts at the muse-
um of Seminole County
History, then proceeds to
the Student Museum, 301
W. 7th St. and concludes
at the Sanford museum,
520 First St., where cura-
tor Alicia Clarke will give
a rare tour and lecture on
Henry Sanford's books, fur-
niture and paintings at 2
p.m. The Student Museum
is one of the state's oldest
public schools. Proceeds
from the event will ben-
efit the Student Museum
Restoration fund. Tickets
will be $12 in advance or
$15 the day of the event
for adults, $5 in advance or
$7.50 day of event for chil-
dren.
Do you have some free
time to spare? Volunteers
are needed at The Vine
"The Forgotten Ones"
on 98 W. Broadway St. in
Oviedo, to help sort cloth-
ing, price items and general
work. To help, call Cindy
407-971-8135.
St. Luke's Concert
Series will celebrate their
16th season by present-
ing the Wind Symphony
of Concordia University:
Chicago with conductor,
Richard Fischer. The con-
cert will be held Saturday,
March 6 at 7 p.m. and
will feature "Wind Music
from the Ages". The Wind
Symphony has performed
in 43 states, Canada,
Eastern Europe and China
and also recorded 11 CDs.
Admission is free and
the public is more than
welcome. The event will
be held at the St. Luke's
Lutheran Church, 2021 W.
State Road 426, Oviedo.
An Arts and Crafts


Festival will be held at
the Central Park, 100 N.
Country Club Rd., Lake
Mary on March 6 from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Artists and
artisans will display a vari-
ety of art and handmade
crafts. There will be chil-
dren's activities, food enter-
tainment and a visit by Gus
Jr., the kissing camel. Please
come; admission is free for
this event.
Did I hear and read cor-
rectly that General Growth
Properties turned down
Simon Property Group's
offer to take over the bank-
rupt Oviedo Marketplace
mall; and they (General
Properties) are looking
for a better offer? Quote
"A combination of Simon
and General would cre-
ate a mall giant that some
estimate would own about
one-third of the U.S. retail
market." They need help
and the citizens of the
Oviedo and surround-
ing areas want the mall to
survive. They should try
advertising in the paper
for events and things to
attract local citizens in to
shop and eat at the food
court. Lunch time is poorly
attended and walking in
the afternoon, you can zip
up and down the aisles
with no trouble, unless you
are waiting in line for a
movie. They do well. That is
the theater.
Did you all happen to
attend the Walking Tour
and Breakfast last week-
end starting out at the First
United Methodist Church
on King Street? This event
was hosted by
The Oviedo Preservation
Project to enlighten all


about our town. It was a
success by all accounts. I
must say the breakfast with
scrambled eggs and pan-
cakes were great. I was talk-
ing with local residents and
they were amazed about
the homes they passed on
the tour about their his-
tory and the background.
I heard one lady say "Wow,
I never would have known
that [so and so] lived here."
Coming up is the Oviedo
Woman's Club annual
"Tasting Luncheon" on
March 17 from 11 a.m. 1
p.m. Located at their club-
house, 414 King Street,
(between the high school
and the Methodist church).
Tickets will be on sale at
the door for $7 or you may
call Diane at 407-977-6655
or any club member. Our
cookbooks will also be on
sale at the door for $8. I just
bought one and I must say
the recipes are great this
year. This is the 36th year
the woman's club has been
doing their event for the
citizens of Oviedo.
St. Patrick's Day will be
coming up on Wednesday,
March 17. Don't forget to
wear your green outfits and
shamrocks.
A thought- "The sur-
prising thing about young
fools is how many survive
to become old fools."
-Doug Larson


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Seminole Voice


Defining community


By Karen McEnany-Phillips


Community can be defined
in many ways: a unified
body of individuals, people
with common interests
or history, a group living
in a common location. A
community can be static
or dynamic, nurturing or
destructive, welcoming
or standoffish. It's easy
to look at someone else's
community and define it
by outward appearances,
judge it by preconceived
ideas. Members of a com-
munity sometimes are
able to assess the progress
of their group objectively
while other times the view
is limiting.
I've had the joy of rub-
bing elbows with some
communities outside of
Geneva the past few weeks
and have observed some
wonderful aspects of com-
munity. In this column
I often talk about our
Geneva community, which
manifests its personality
in so many positive ways.
Honoring tradition, history,
common values, character,
country and family is just
part of what makes our
village such a wonderful
foundation for families.
Some members of the com-
munity have lived here
all their lives, others are
more recent transplants
but quickly became vital,
organic members whom we
could not do without.
Attending The Oviedo
Preservation Project's
(TOPP) first pancake
breakfast and historic
walking tour last weekend
was a very enjoyable expe-
rience. Staging this type of
event for the first time on a
fairly large scale required a
measure of risk. How many
people would come? Would


they like the homemade
breakfast? Would they find
the tour interesting? Would
people donate generously?
I enjoyed the courage
and confidence of a com-
munity that thought out
so many details and estab-
lished such ambitious goals
and then, finally, just threw
open its doors and enjoyed
itself, come what may.
Churches, historians, pres-
ervationists, entrepreneurs,
homeowners, artists, medi-
cal professionals, advo-
cates, community lead-
ers and volunteers came
together with one voice:
"Come have a healthy,
homemade breakfast, walk
down our streets and learn
about the history, humor
and character of our town
and help our less fortunate
if you are able. Give what
you can and if you can't
that's OK too."
Whenever a community
blends generosity, advocacy
and vision, it can't help but
make a positive difference.
Way to go to TOPP mem-
bers and all of your part-
ners, volunteers and spon-
sors that made the event
possible. Well done!
My other journey led me
into the African-American
community of Oviedo as
Black History Month was
celebrated in the Gerald
Cassanova auditorium. As
I met individuals such as
Ernestine Gould Jackson
and William Jackson,
leaders of the Johnson
Hill-Washington Heights
Community Outreach
group, I was struck by their
vision and ability to bring
so many elements together
to bring positive change.
As I listened to the music,
watched the many artists


Published Friday,
February 26, 2010


and noted moments that
were both uplifting and
somber, I thought how
lucky the children were to
participate and enjoy such
a memorable evening. This
is the role model that kids
need and the message that
progress is almost always
born of struggle.
It was great meeting
Oviedo High School senior
LaQuinta Alexander, whose
senior project included
choreographing her dance
performance as well as
teaching community chil-
dren to dance so they could
personally participate in
the Black History month
celebration. I was happy
to see my friend David
Tossie, who is my liaison at
Midway Elementary School
of the Arts in Sanford and
first introduced me to the
unbelievable magic that
happens at that magnet
performing arts school.
Both experiences were
true examples of communi-
ties with a sense of place
and purpose, how individu-
als shape community and
how community in turn
shapes its individuals.
P.s.: Don't forget our
Annual Geneva Community
Yard Sale has been resched-
uled for Saturday, March 6
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come
find great treasures, crafts,
food and even holiday gifts
for next year. This is the
event that is usually held in
December but was resched-
uled due to bad weather.
Remember that cold, rainy,
and windy day? Hopefully
we'll have great weather
this time!

TALK e
S TO KAREN
Please share your thoughts about
Geneva at 407-221-7002,
kphillips@observernewspapers.
cor 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.


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HISTORY I A night of dancing and theater


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for the public and perfor-
mances by New York Dance
Academy and the musical
group Voices ofJudah.
"This is the first time we
have hosted a Black History
Month event involving all
age levels, not just a day
event for our students,"
Johnson said. "It was truly
a collaborative effort with
Antioch Baptist Church, the
Johnson Hill-Washington
Heights Community
Outreach group as well as
artists, musicians and danc-
ers."
Audience members
watched the Antioch
Missionary Church Puppet
Ministry sing and per-
form with JHWH children,
who portrayed famous
African Americans such as
MohammedAli, Condoleeza
Rice and President Barack
Obama led by Director
DebraTossie. MayaAngelou's
poem. "Phenomenal
Woman", was recited during
a fashion show of African
American women's attire
through time. Children in
the audience enjoyed the
challenge of answering
trivia questions about black


history as well.
The Jacksons shared the
vision of their community
outreach to create perma-
nent and positive change in
the community. "We work
with everyone kids to
seniors on many proj-
ects in our area and outside
the community as well,"
William said.
Johnson Hill-
Washington Heights out-
reach formally began in
2008 and has been involved
in beautification projects
at Round Lake Park, local
back-to-school projects,
church tutorials and the
Seminole County Night Out
public safety program. They
hope the event will engage
members of the community
to volunteer and shape the
future of their community
and its families. "We always
need more volunteers and
donations for future proj-
ects," William said.
The Jacksons were
pleased to hold the event in
the performing arts center,
which bears the name of
Gerald Cassanova, former
OHS assistant principal.
"We personally knew him
and understood his impact
and his recognition for the


need for community ser-
vice," Ernestine said.
Cassanova was a popu-
lar educator, musician, and
singer who spent 31 years
in the Seminole County
School System and he was
honored along with mem-
bers of the community for
outstanding community
service.
LaQuinta Alexander
described her experience
as "an adventure" working
with the children.
"I hope it will be a learn-
ing experience and a memo-
ry for them," said Alexander,
who plans to attend either
University of Tampa or
Jacksonville University next
year. "It's wonderful to see
how the black culture has
grown and how Oviedo has
grown. It's exciting to think
about what our future will
become."




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Oviedo, FL 32762
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MALL I Mardi Gras 'a success' at the mall


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objectives are not aligned
with ours. We hope you will,
nonetheless, participate in
our process."
How Simon would man-
age said properties if and
when a deal went through
- is questionable, but
the Oviedo mall itself has
undoubtedly 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 any-
time soon.
"It's business as usual at
Oviedo Marketplace," assis-
tant general manager Chris
Molho wrote in an e-mail
on Wednesday.


Although the mall has
lost RJ Gators, Bed Bath &
Beyond and FYE, a handful
of new stores have opened,
including a tattoo parlor
and a cake shop. In the
last year, the tenants have
formed a merchants associ-
ation, which has partnered
with management to host
more community events to
draw traffic to the mall.
Last weekend, the
Oviedo mall hosted a Mardi
Gras Celebration, co-host-
ed by the Krewe of Leaders,
which honored volunteers
in the community. This
is the first year any Mardi
Gras events have been at
the mall.
Merchants Association
President Jim Pridemore


said more than 200 people
attended the celebration,
which include the crown-
ing of the Mardi Gras king
and queen and a children's
parade.
Mardi Gras coordinator
Mary Alice Wilder said the
event announcers encour-
aged attendees to shop at
the mall after the event, and
attendees did. She's already
planning next year's event
there.
"The whole idea was to
come together as a com-
munity, have fun and real-
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STHIS WEEK in human history

The first discernible speech was transmitted over a telephone
system when inventor Alexander Graham Bell summoned his
assistant in another room by saying, "Mr. Watson, come here;
I want you." Bell had received a telephone patent three days
IN T E R E S T before, just hours ahead of another inventor, Elisha Gray.


An Altamonte Springs woman donated
her kidney to a man she's met twice


CARMEN CARROQUINO
GUEST REPORTER

Her bags were packed and
not a trace of doubt lingered
in the Altamonte Springs
woman's mind as she pre-
pared to board a plane to
Minnesota. She was pre-
cious cargo for a man await-
ing a kidney transplant.
Cynthia Love, 52, flew to
meet Thomas Wirt, 66, from
Lewiston, Minn. for only the
second time, but that time
she was on her way to give
him what he wanted most:
an active and healthy re-
tirement through the dona-
tion of one of her kidneys.
On Sunday, she said the Feb.
17 surgery was a success.
Love, a mother of two,
promised this very special
gift to Wirt, a family man
with polycystic kidney dis-
ease, after meeting him in
August on Matchingdonors.
com, a Web site that brings
patients and living donors
together.
"I just kept hoping some-
one would come forward
and offer me a kidney or
one would become avail-
able," Wirt said. "I thank
God that she chose me to
give her kidney to."
He first found out he
needed a kidney transplant
in January 2007. He had
been on the national de-
ceased donor waiting list for
about a year and a half, re-
ceiving dialysis three times
a week, when he posted a
profile on the site.


The two met in person
for the first time in Decem-
ber when Love had to fly up
for some additional testing.
"I knew she was full of
love like her name says,"
Wirt said.
Love, being just as enam-
ored with Wirt, said, "Tom is
soft-spoken and a joy to be
around."
Knowing individuals liv-
ing healthy lives with just
one kidney, Love said she
never doubted her deci-
sion, but was especially sure
when she first met Wirt.
"When I told him and his
wife that I was a compatible
donor they were like, 'We
could never repay you,' and
I was like, 'OK, I don't want
to be repaid."'
She first became interest-
ed in organ donation after
trying to be a donor to her
nephew Kenny, 39, who re-
ceived a kidney transplant
in July to some success.
She wasn't compatible
with him. But through re-
search of donor transplants
she found the site and came
across Wirt's story.
"It's been a very difficult
process to see him (Kenny)
go through it all," she said.
"But I thought, if I'm healthy
and wanted to donate to
him, then I could donate to
anyone.
"I look at life a little dif-
ferent. I truly believe we
are all brothers and sisters,
and if we acted like that the
world would be a much bet-
ter place."


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Cynthia Love, 52, wasn't a donor match for her family member, but she is a match for Thomas Wirt, 66. Love and Wirt went
into surgery on Feb. 17 thanks to the Web site MatchingDonors.com that linked them. The surgery was successful.


Jane Neal, Love's sister
and Kenny's mother, said
she is proud of her sister's
bravery and generosity.
"It's too bad she wasn't
able to help my son, but I
think it's great," she said.
"We need more people like
her that are brave, healthy
and willing to do it."
Auston Love, 23, Love's
younger son, was skeptical
of his mother's decision in
the beginning.
"I think it's incredibly
generous and altruistic," he
said. "I was shocked at first.
... It's a big deal to me, to be


completely healthy and give
up one of your own body
parts, but she really wants
to do it, and I support her."
The surgery was sched-
uled at the Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, Minn., one of the
115 clinics involved with
Matchingdonors.com, said
Dr. Jeremiah Lowney, medi-
cal director of the site.
He said the site, which
has about 7,600 potential
donors listed, was designed
to promote living trans-
plant donations to decrease
the more than 100,000 peo-
ple waiting on the national


list.
Wirt and Love will be
linked for life by an unfor-
tunate disease and an act of
altruism.
"She's the kind of per-
son to be like in this world,"
Wirt said.



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Family

Calendar



Krewe of Leaders presents
the Twin Cities Mardi Gras
Finale Night Parade. The street
party includes a float parade,
live music and bead throwing.
The event will be from 1 p.m. to
9 p.m. along Oviedo Boulevard.
Visit www.kreweofleaders.com
for more information.

The Teen Xpress mobile
health care unit, part of
the Howard Phillips Center
for Children & Families, is
partnering with the Wayne
Densch YMCA Family Center to
offer free medical services to
adolescents and teens ages 11
to 21. Services will be available
from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
the third Wednesday of every
month until June 16 at the
Family Center, 870 N. Hastings
St., Orlando.

JCC of Orlando is hosting a
summer camp open house for
parents to learn about summer
camp options. Parents who
register their children for camp
at the open house will also
save money. The event begins
at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28 at
the JCC Maitland Campus, 851
N. Maitland Ave.

Children and teenagers ages
six to 18 can be nominated to
win scholarships and Kohl's gift
cards through the 2010 Kohl's
Kids Who Care Scholarship
Program. Nominations will
be accepted at kohlskids.
com through March 15, and
nominators must be 21 or
older.

The University of Central
Florida's African American
Studies Program is looking
for high school and college
students and community
members to honor at its
annual Dr. John T. Washington
Community Service Awards
and Scholarship Luncheon. The
luncheon will be held from noon
to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
April 14 at the Student Union on
the main campus. The deadline
to apply for the scholarship
and awards is Friday, March
19. Applications are available
online at www.aas.cah.ucf.
edu.

The Friends of Casa Feliz
invites all local familiesto attend
"Kids at the Casa," a Spanish-
themed children's festival
celebrating music, dance, art,
song and storytelling. The event
will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Saturday, March 20. Admission
is free but donations to help
pay costs will be accepted. Call
Angela Roark at 407-484-1246
for more information.


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Third-grade students from the Midway Elementary School of Arts in Sanford get free ballet lessons courtesy of an Orlando Ballet Company program.

Free program partners with schools to teach children life and dancing skills


CARMEN CARROQUINO
GUEST REPORTER

Instead of pant suits and
pumps, third-graders
Sydney Smedley, 8, and
Jaelynn Ashmoore, 9, hope
to don tutus and tights to
work when they grow up.
Mentioning pointe shoes,
ballet and New York City in
the same sentence makes
them smile.
Attending the new
Midway Elementary School
of the Arts in Sanford, where
they not only participate in
academics, but the arts too,
Smedley and Ashmoore are
part of a lucky few who
get to participate in the
Orlando Ballet STEPS pro-
gram.
STEPS or Scholarship
Training for the Enrichment
of Primary Students is a free,
community outreach pro-
gram that targets children
at a young age with the mes-
sage to stay in school and
away from trouble, while
also educating them about
the fundamentals of dance.
"Anytime Midway can
partner with an outside


source involved with the
arts it is a benefit to the stu-
dents," Midway Principal
Sharon Tanner said.
She said the STEPS pro-
gram focuses on not only
teaching dance, but nur-
turing whatever talent stu-
dents have by developing
them socially and mak-
ing them more confident
in their abilities, whatever
they may be.
"It's more about learning
life skills," she said.
Modeled after a similar
award-winning program
developed by New York's
Dance Theatre of Harlem,
the STEPS program has
worked with more than
1,000 children since the
program's institution in
1992 by founder Barbara
Riggins, dance teacher
at Midway for the last 10
years and co-founder of the
Orlando Ballet Company.
Eachyear, about 25, third-
,fourth- and fifth-grade
students from Midway get
bused over to the Seminole
Orlando Ballet School cam-
pus, where they receive
direct instruction from


Riggins or other profession-
al dancers in the company.
Katherine Fabian, school
manager of the Orlando
Ballet School, said Orange
County's Lake Weston and
Killarney Elementary third-
graders join Midway in par-
ticipating in the program.
Operating on a first-
come, first-served basis,
interested students sign up
at the start of each school
year. Proper dress attire and
shoes are provided by the
Orlando Ballet School at no
cost.
Fabian said classes at one
of the four campuses, not
including shoes or recit-
al-wear, can cost around
$65 a month or roughly
$585 annually. She said if
it weren't for the program
many students wouldn't be
able to afford the lessons.
Riggins, 74, who still
dances every day to teach
her students, said the pro-
gram is not to make danc-
ers out of its students, but
to teach confidence, disci-
pline and the importance
of exercise.
"Too many children
watch TV and don't do any-
thing," she said. "Here, I'm
teaching them to exercise,
get in shape and be proud
of what they do."


In teaching them bodi-
ly discipline, Riggins also
said the program teaches
children to listen and pay
attention, which is hard for
anyone at that age.
With a group full of pink
tights and tutus, only one
or two boys participate in
the program yearly, Riggins
said, which she's come to
expect.
She said she's at a loss for
ideas on how to bring more
boys into the program, but
does what she can to show
the boys she does have that
there is more to ballet than
tights.
As for the STEPS pro-
gram as a whole, Riggins
said she hopes the children
have a lasting benefit from
the program.
"I like that I'm not only
making them dancers, but
making them feel good
about themselves."





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Studies have shown that children who do not have a home computer are at a disadvantage in school. Oviedo-based nonprofit Gift from God Computer Foundation collects used computers for children in need.

Gift from God Computer Foundation in Oviedo supplies needy kids with used computers


CARMEN CARROQUINO
GUEST REPORTER

Giving away 1,000 to 1,500
donated and refurbished
computers every year, the
Gift from God Computer
Foundation is heaven sent
to deliver computers to
needy children in Central
Florida.
Over the past five years,
this Oviedo non-profit
organization has worked
with local churches, chari-
ties and schools to see to it
that children of any age can
succeed in the classroom
and in life.
Cindy Rosarius, co-
founder with her husband,
Paul, said that the reason
for starting the organiza-
tion was "to close the digi-
tal divide" some students
without home computers
were facing.
"Technology is the key
to communication now,"
she said. "Kids have to have
computers at home to be
successful in the classroom
because virtually every-


thing is done on them....
Without computers kids
can fall behind. How can
they compete with students
that already have the tech-
nology?"
Computers received by
the organization are wiped
clean of all the previous
owners' usage and restored
with a licensed operating
system and common pro-
grams, such as Microsoft
Office, before reaching
their new owners.
The computers are
refurbished within the
organization solely by vol-
unteers with computer
backgrounds and students
receiving academic credit
for their services.
The organization has
partnered with sever-
al programs, including
a University of Central
Florida business class, South
Seminole Middle School
seventh-graders and stu-
dents participating in the
Bright Futures Scholarship
program, to not only help
with the restoration of the


computers, but with fund-
raising too.
The organization, which
first started out as a group
trip to Africa to donate com-
puters to children suffering
from AIDS, now combs its
own backyard in search of
those in need.
Beth Davalos, coordina-
tor of Families in Transition
for Seminole County Public
Schools, said the five-year
partnership with Gift from
God has been incredible
and life-changing for hun-
dreds of homeless children
struggling in school.
"Students are constantly
given assignments to do on
the computers," she said.
"In our efforts and Gift from
God's efforts we're trying
to level the playing field in
the classroom where the
standard is to have a com-
puter."
Already this year, Gift
from God Computers has
donated 168 computers to
them with many more to
come, Davalos said.
With 300 computers on


hand and about 200 already
given out this year, Rosarius
said she is hopeful for not
only more computer dona-
tions from individuals and
corporations, but also for
financial donations that
will largely cover rent and
refurbishing costs.
Gerry Myers, executive
director, said the unfortu-
nate decrease in computer
donations can be attribut-
ed to the tough economic
times, where people are
holding on to them longer
and selling them instead of
donating.
So in need of funds and
computers to further their
mission, the organization
looks forward to its annual
fundraiser, the Computers
for Kids Gala on March 28.
Despite the organiza-
tion's short time in the
community, Rosarius said
she hopes they have made
an impact.
"My husband hopes we
inspire a child that receives
a computer to become pres-
ident one day," she said.


The Gift from God Computer
Foundation annual gala,
"Computers for Kids" will
take place from on Sunday,
March 28 at the Radisson
Hotel located at 1724
Alafaya Trail near UCF. Doors
open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets
are $50. The optional black
ties affair will feature live
entertainment, door prizes,
a silent auction and a sur-
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Computer/hardware
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Hagerty High School teacher
Shannon Moran was selected to
study abroad at Shakespeare's Globe
Theatre in London from July 5 to July
23. The Drey Endowment of Central
Florida awarded her $6,000, which
will be used to pay for airfare, tuition,
books and residence.


Tax-Aide volunteers, who are trained
and certified by the IRS, will provide
free income tax assistance at 16 sites
throughout Orange and Seminole
counties through Thursday, April 15.
Sites include the St. Mary Magdalen
Catholic Church at 861 Maitland Ave.
in Altamonte Springs from 11 a.m. to
3 p.m. on Thursdays through April 15.


Visit www.Aarp.org/taxaide for more points. Seminole High finished second
information, in the state.


Students from Seminole High
School competed in this year's first
Mu Alpha Theta regional competition
at Lake Mary High School. The 67
students finished in first place,
beating their closest competitor by 25


875 Clark Street,Suite A
Oviedo, FL 32765


The Community Methodist Church
in Casselberry is helping families
save money on their grocery bills
through the Angel Food Ministry. Each
month, the church offers more than
$60 of fresh and frozen foods for $30


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to families who place their pre-paid
orders online or at the church. Each
order includes enough food for a
family of four for one week and offers
a well-balanced menu. Visit www.
angelfoodministries.com.
Two women who got turned around
in the Econlockhatchee Forest would
like to recognize the Seminole County
Fire and Rescue Department for
guiding them to safety. The women
spent more than two hours looking
for the Snowhill Road trailhead before
coming across the firefighters, who
guided them back and gave them a
safety talk.
Larry Volenec, external affairs
manager for Florida Power & Light
Company, has joined the Board of
Directors for the Central Florida Zoo
& Botanical Garden.
St. Luke's Lutheran School's
Odyssey of the Mind team won the
regional competition held Saturday,
Feb. 13 at Lake Highland Prep. They
will advance to the state competition
at the University of Central Florida
in April. This is the first year that
St. Luke's has had an Odyssey of
the Mind team, which is part of an
international educational program
that provides creative problem-
solving opportunities for students.
A five-member team of high school
students from Sanford won the State
LifeSmarts Championship at the
Florida State Fair in Tampa. Shelda
Wilkens of Seminole County 4-H
was the team's coach, and Jasmine
Samuels served as co-coach. Team
members were Zack Cole, Gabrielle
Samuels, Hunter Gair, Stephanie
Morris and Amanda Brown.


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The Oviedo High School Theatre
Department presents "You're a Good Man,
Charlie Brown" on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7
p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at the
school's Performing Arts Center. Tickets
cost $10 for adults, $7 for students and
seniors and $5 for children younger than
10. Priority seating is also available for
$15.
The Fine Arts Department at Seminole
State College is hosting the modern
dance performance Yow Dance of Orlando.
Performances are Friday, Feb. 26 and
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday,
Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre
at the Sanford/Lake Mary campus. Tickets
are $10 for the public, $8 for students
and seniors older than 60 and free for
Seminole State students, faculty and staff.
Reservations are recommended and can be
made by calling 407-708-2040.
Florida Hospital and the Bob Holley
Foundation are raising awareness about
colorectal cancer at Fitness Xpert's first 5K
Walk/Run for the Cure at 7 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 27 at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte
Springs. Proceeds from the event will go to
the Bob Holley Foundation, which aims to
create awareness about and raise funds for
colorectal cancer testing and research.
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School is
holding a 5K Road Race to support Help for
Haiti.The race begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday,
March 27 at the church, 869 Maitland Ave.
in Altamonte Springs.
Celebrate Sanford's historical museums
with guided tours of three museums from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. Tickets
cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door
for adults and $5 in advance and $7.50 at
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script and/or sing to their own CD. Children
not old enough to read will be auditioned
in a different manner. Auditions are from
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Cindy's Dance Studio, 121 W. First St. in
Sanford.
Seminole County Repertory Company
is holding auditions for its upcoming
production of the musical "Grease."
Auditions will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday,
Feb. 28 and Monday, March 1 at the Wayne
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Celebrate the golden age of musical
theater with selections from Rodgers and
Hammerstein. The concert, which features
the Concert Chorale and SeminoleSound,
will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March
2 at Seminole State College's Fine Arts
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campus.
The Planetarium at Seminole State
College will entertain stargazers with two
shows. "Central Florida Nights" is a guided,
interactive tour of the current night sky and
will be presented at 8:30 p.m. on Friday,
March 5 and Friday, March 19. Agents D
and M will investigate sightings, aliens
and abductions throughout history in "The
Extraterrestrial Files," which begins at 8:30
p.m. on Saturday, March 6.
Author William Collins will sign copies
of his Christian fiction novel "To Catch the
Wind" at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 6 at the
Barnes and Noble at 451 Altamonte Drive in
Altamonte Springs.
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THIS WEEK in political history


I to send any "obscene, lewd or lascivious" book through the mails.
The law was named after Anthony Comstock, a salesman from
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V vice, particularly obscenity and gambling.


Not all employment advice is created equal
EMPLOYMENT them to a Web site or business have used online resume systems questions.
where they charge job-seekers high for recruiting, and I read resumes Please feel free to contact me.
-k fees to help them get a job. and cover letters sent to me in the My advice is free, and it comes
As Some of these "experts" have mail. A well-written cover letter from years of experience in hir-
really good advice; others may is a much-needed complement to ing, recruiting and working closely
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I caution you to double-check the I couldn't believe what he said. Until next time,
facts and research companies with Many colleges and universities are Sandi
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employment advice. It's important There was an expert on TV a few after getting a college degree, and I > O SAN I
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the advice be current and accu- cover letter with your resume and I strongly caution you to seek HELand the Central Frida E ment Crsouil,
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Letters to Editorial
Celebrate Peace Corps week ily and friends back home. been members of a con-
March 1-7 "How do you survive?" they gregation throughout their 2 I~ I -I-
When I learned that Peace asked. lives continue their mem- .
Corps was sending me to I fell in love with Benin bership payments while ,
Benin for the next two and the simple life I led living in long-term care
years of my life, was at without TV and Internet. I facilities. As a result, they L __ _
years of my life, I was at
first excited (I had waited cherish the opportunities I are unlikely to receive visits
nine months for the invite) had to get to know the cul- from the rabbi or the Social ,- ':.
and then confused (where ture and people. I left with Action Committee. In many -
As it turns out, Benin is of odd souvenirs. Nothing doned by the Jewish com- --- ,,
in West Africa, sandwiched I had brought survived the munity. 'l
between Nigeria and Togo. tropical climate of West The Jewish Pavilion.
I had no idea that it would Africa. Nothing, that is, offers a unique service to
be the site of the best expe- except for me. our elders living in nursing .-.
riences in my life, thus far. -Nicole Coppinger facilities. Pavilion staff and -
I arrived in Benin Winter Springs volunteers visit 300 Jewish
with basic French and seniors in the Orlando area o
two big suitcases full of No access to spirituality who reside in 44 long-term
things I thought I would Older people do not care facilities. The agency
need. There were 19 TEFL have access to religion also provides intergenera-
(Teaching English as a when they need it the tional musical celebrations,
Foreign Language) volun- most. Whereas Christian holiday and Sabbath fes-
teers and we clung to each residents of nursing and tivities for residents of all
other during the two years assisted living facilities can faiths.
for support and English attend weekly chapel ser- What is so exciting
conversation, vices, Jewish residents are about the Jewish Pavilion's --.
I taught English at a mid- unlikely to receive any reli- outreach efforts is that
dle school in a small village. gious opportunities. When seniors are served no mat-
I had 75 students in class- they want to pray or discuss ter where they reside. Other 3
rooms without doors, win- religious issues who can faith communities could ;
dows or electricity. I used they turn to? They may be easily adopt this model of'
an outhouse for a bath- facing life and death issues care. Because volunteers ST
room, a bucket for shower- or grappling with relation- provide the bulk of the ser- \HREb E DEFICIT
ing, and a basin for washing ships gone awry, personal vice, it is a very inexpensive A. P. RE, TON
clothes. A well provided me secrets and other issues way to enhance the lives CEIL\ PLANEL
with water, and a gas stove related to the latter stages of thousands of our elders.
was the means of render- of life. Visit www.jewishpavilion.
ing it potable. All these In the Jewish commu- org for more information.
elements baffled my fam- nity, few people who have -Nancy Ludin, Jewish Pavilion
executive director


Here's what students
at Tuskawilla Middle
School said of their

National History Day

projects.


The history of diapers
and the contro-
versy of cloth-versus-
disposable diapers
was a unique topic.
Disposables use less
energy without wash-
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come in smaller
energy efficient pack-
aging.
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13 years old


I ne game of
Monopoly helped
change attitudes
during the Great
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has more meaning
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become one of the most successful coaches in the history of col-
lege football. In his 13 years as coach of Notre Dame, he recorded
105 wins, 12 losses and 5 ties for a winning percentage of .881,
AT HLI the highest in the history of college or professional football.



Second-half shooting sinks Knights

UCF does an about-face against Southern Miss with faulty 3-point attempts at the bottom of the game


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
A brief flirtation with a
winning streak ended
quickly for the Knights on
Saturday night, as they fell
to Southern Miss 68-58. The
loss ended the Knights' only
conference winning-streak
of the year at 2 games.
The Knights (13-13, 5-7)
were actually ahead in the
game at the half, with a sub-
stantial 31-22 lead. But they
collapsed in the second half,
as the Golden Eagles (16-
10, 6-6) blew through their
defense with 46 points while
the Knights languished
behind, picking up 27.
In the first half of the
game, the Knights hit 63.2
percent of their shots,
including 57.1 percent of
their 3-pointers. But in the
second half, they fell apart,
hitting only 1 of 7 from out-
side the arc.
Despite a lackluster sec-


ond half, the Knights shot
better than they have since
starting conference play,
at 52.9 percent. But that
didn't help them outgun
the Golden Eagles, who had
more shot opportunities
and capitalized on better
rebounding to seal the win.
Isaac Sosa returned to
his role as the Knights' top
gun, coming off the bench
to shoot 14 points in 26
minutes on the floor. Two
of his teammates trailed
close behind, with AJ. Tyler
picking up 13 points and
5 rebounds, and Marcus
Jordan hitting 12 points
and picking up 4 rebounds
and 3 assists.
Despite playing nearly
the full game, AJ. Rompza
only picked up 2 points, but
added 4 assists.
Wednesday night at press
time they faced UAB at
home. Saturday night they
travel to Marshall.


PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
The Knights led the Golden Eagles at the half, but collapsed in the second period as their shooting dropped from more than
63 percent to near 40 percent in the second half. Shooting inconsistency has plagued the Knights against conference foes.


Unconscious shooting disables Bears

Winter Park star Austin Rivers nets 20 points in 8 minutes against Winter Springs' tournament finale


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
For four straight quarters
there was seemingly noth-
ing Winter Springs could
do to stop Austin Rivers.
The Winter Park boys bas-
ketball star went into over-
drive under the Bears' arena
lights, burying 41 points
into the net on the way to
the Wildcats' wild 83-60
blowout in the regional
quarterfinal.
"I just get in zones some-
times and everything keeps
going in," Rivers said of his
stellar performance.
With the loss, the Bears
(25-4) were knocked out of
the regional tournament.
Winter Springs had entered
the regional tournament
after a district champion-
ship, hungry for more and
fresh off one of their best
regular seasons of all time.
Winter Park was fresh
off a devastating loss to
Edgewater in the district

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tournament.
But Thursday night
Rivers turned it on, mixing
aggressive play with aerial
gymnastics to bamboozle
defenders for most of the
game. Only in the first few
minutes of the game was he
off-tempo. Once he hit a hot
streak, he lit up the net for
the rest of the night.
In the most prolific eight
minutes of his high school
career, the Wildcats' star
dropped 20 points into the
net as he propelled his team
forward with a momentum
that wouldn't break until
the end of the game.
At one point in the third
quarter, the Wildcats were
up by 26 points, though
their scoring would tem-
porarily wane as the Bears
managed to close the gap
to 14. But that's as close as
they would ever come in the
second half.
The Wildcats' Adam
Jones hit all of his shots on
the way to 13 points, and
picked up 12 rebounds in
the contest to help his team
to the big win.
Winter Springs' Luis
Jacobo tried desperately to
close the gap, hammering
home 18 points on his own.
Austin Keel came up with
numerous clutch shots and
a strong performance from
the free throw line to try to
build momentum, but for
the Bears it was too large a
gap to close.


PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Despite some strong performances on the court, the Bears couldn't manage to outgun the Wildcats. Winter Park's star for-
ward, Austin Rivers, dropped 41 points into the net during massive scoring rallies that outpaced the Bears through four quarters.





February 26 March 11, 2010 Page A15


Lions redeemed as state champions

Winter Springs' Matt Nereim also repeats as champion as the Bears finish 8th at state tournament


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
Under the lights of the Lakeland
Center Saturday night, Chase
Gordon held a gold medal in his
hand one final time as an Oviedo
Lion. That same night, teammates
Jay Taylor and Doug Vollaro would
ascend to the top of the podium
as they carried a team along with
them. The Lions were state champi-
ons again.
For Gordon, it was deja vu at the
top. Three straight wins for the 145-
pound senior wrestler in the ear-
lier rounds had brought him to the
final, giving him a last chance to
defend his looming 2009 state title.
That's when he went on a rampage,
scoring so many points that he won
by technical knockout a pin with-
out a pin.
Eight Lions would stand on the
podium that night, as they cel-
ebrated redemption for the first
time since losing the 3A state title
after 2007. In that year, they'd hand-
ily defeated second place finisher
South Dade.
This year they were in a new 2A
class, but with the same aspirations
of a comeback.
"It'll be just as hard as 3A, maybe
even harder," Coach Tom Coffman
had said at the start of the season.
"We're back on top and it feels
good to be where we were two years
ago," he said after the team's come-
back win.
Three of the team's wrestlers
are individual state champions -
Gordon, Taylor at 189 pounds, and
Vollaro at 285 pounds. Just behind
them, 125-pound Ray Rowland and
160-pound Erin O'Dell grabbed sec-
ond place. Joy Hefley won a 119-
pound consolation round for third,
and 215-pound Alton Meeks fin-
ished fourth.
Together the team would amass
161.5 points, besting second-place
Springstead with 156.5.
That same night Winter Springs
would grab its third-highest finish
in school history, at 8th place in
class 3A. Their star 140-pounder,


PHOTO COURTESY OF JAY TAYLOR
Oviedo's Chase Gordon wrestles his final opponent to the mat on his way to a state championship Saturday. Despite recently moving to class 2A, the Lions
returned to the top of the state for the first time since 2007 on the strength of three individual championships from Gordon, Jay Taylor and Doug Vollaro.


Matt Nereim, went on a rampage,
winning three of his four matches
by pins, with one of them coming in
only 16 seconds. Two of those three
pins would come against opponents
who had just won by pin in the
round before.
Nereim's teammate Eric O'Niel
would grab second place at 135
pounds.
A Lyman wrestler who is fre-
quently teammates with Lions and
Bears wrestlers in the club wrestling
season also had a strong showing at
state. Jayden Semrad of Lyman fin-
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Sunrise Sunset
6:51 a.m. 6:25 p.m.


NG LOW 450
TIME HIGH 700


clear
skies


Wind
NW 5 mph


n MORNING LOW 490
DAYTIME HIGH 72


Sunrise Sunset 20% chance
6:50 a.m. 6:25 p.m. of showers


Wind
NNW 5 mph


NATIONAL
City Friday
Seattle 40'55
Los Angeles 51/65
Houston 47,58


Sat.
41 54
51/61
40'59


400
6 a.m.
Saturday


TODAY: Sunny, with a high
near 65. West northwest
wind between 5 and
10 mph.


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City
Atlanta
Chicago
New York


Friday
26.50
20/30
27 33


Sat.
29'51
21/34
29-35


MARINE FORECAST
Cocoa Beach tide schedule
Time Low High
Saturday 12:24 p.m. 6:18 a.m.
Feb. 27 6:39 p.m.
Sunday 12:50 a.m. 7:06 a.m.
Feb. 28 1:14 p.m. 7:31 p.m.

FLORIDA FORECAST
City Friday Sat.
Jacksonville 32'60 38:56
Miami 47/68 52/72
Tampa 38.63 4263
Pensacola 30/58 39/58


Sat.
37'48
39/51
48.55


INTERNATIONAL
City Friday
London 33-42
Paris 42/49
Tokyo 48-62


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