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Spring football ends on a
high note

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Greer charged
with 6 felonies

MEGAN STOKES
THE VOICE

Jim Greer
shaved his
face one last
time as Flor-
ida Depart-
ment of Law
Enforce-

pounded
on his front
door at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
It was a rushed job. As they
led him outside in hand-
cuffs, small cuts dotted his
skin.
Greer, the former Florida
GOP Chairman and a for-
mer Oviedo City Council-
man, was arrested on one
count of organized crime,
one count of money laun-
dering and four counts of
grand theft after a three-
month FDLE investigation
alleged that he had been
smuggling money raised
to help him get elected to
the chairman position. He
allegedly used the cash to
fund his personal lifestyle.
At the beginning of his
second term as chairman,
Greer appointed Delmar
Johnson III as the Republi-
can Party of Florida execu-
tive director and fundraiser.
According to the investiga-
tion, the two had decided
to take and split 10 per-
cent of the major campaign
donations raised by Victory

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PHOTO BY CARMEN CARROQUINO THE VOICE
Banners fly over the front porch at the 120-year-old T.W. Lawton House, donated by the city to the Oviedo Historical Society.

One of the oldest homes in Seminole County earns a new role in the community


CARMEN CARROQUINO
GUEST REPORTER
The house at 200 W. Broad-
way St., in Oviedo was built
in 1890 but not there. It
was once down the street,
but moved to its current
location in 1910 when
T.W. Lawton and his family
moved in.
Quaint and traditional
can describe it. Its hollow
wooden floors creak with
the footsteps of history


resonating within its walls.
But now, instead of just
being a part of Oviedo his-
tory, it will house it The
Oviedo Historical Society is
moving in.
Moving toward the
goal of one day opening a
museum displaying Ovie-
do's history, the Society
announced on Saturday,
May 22 to the public with
a ribbon-cutting ceremo-
ny and outdoor, inaugural
musical festival that a his-


torical house in the com-
munity is their new home
- and what a perfect fit it
is, said President-elect Lars
White.
"It's historic; we're the
historical society; it's a per-
fect fit and makes perfect
sense," he said.
Before moving into
what was the Lawton fam-
ily home that sits adjacent
to T.W. Lawton Elementary
School, the 37-year-old his-
torical society didn't have a


permanent meeting place.
White said that's why
it's exciting to bring more
attention to the society
with their new home and
thus, more attention to
the city of Oviedo by now
being able to display and
take out of storage some of
the artifacts and little trea-
sures Oviedo history has to
offer.
Marty Wilson, a sixth
> turn to HOUSE on PAGE 3


Why Central Florida lags behind

Economists talk about bringing the area up to speed during the recovery


KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS
THE VOICE
Linda Chapin opened
Seminole County's Eco-
nomic Summit 2010 with
a tongue-in-cheek wish for
her audience.
"May you live in interest-
ing times," said the chair-
woman of Orlando Health
Board of Directors and the
founder of UCF's Metro-
politan Center for Regional
Studies.
At the May 20 event,
experts in eight key areas
explain the billion dollar







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question: What is and
isn't driving Seminole
County business.

It's the economy, Seminole
SunTrust Chief Economist
Gregory Miller delivered
good and bad news about
the economic recovery.
The good news, accord-
ing to Miller, is that the
country is experiencing a
standard economic recov-
ery at a 5 percent growth
rate. The bad news is that
Central Florida lags behind
this trend due to its small-


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Young Voices ......................... 11
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er manufacturing base,
the primary driver at the
national level.
"The labor market and
consumer spending are
never the leading factors,"
Miller said. "Capital spend-
ing and inventory replace-
ment drive business at the
front end."
However Miller admitted
three key risk factors exist:
bank lending, the financial
regulatory rewrite and the
European debt crisis.
"Banks want to lend
but there is a high level of
uncertainty while the reg-


ulations are being rewrit-
ten," he said.

Location, location, location
UCF Real Estate professor
Randy Anderson encour-
aged investors to find deals
that make sense because
chaotic times create oppor-
tunities.
"Don't be afraid to invest
when financial assets are
on sale," he said, "that is
when profits are made."
Numbers show the
median price of inexpen-
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THIS WEEK in history

SKing Henry Vi of England marries his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
He later divorces her, against the will of the Roman Catholic Church,
to marry Anne Boleyn. In total, King Henry VIII goes through six
wives, two of which (Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard), he had
W E beheaded.


Making an impact



before the crash


BRITTNI JOHNSON
GUEST REPORTER




Car wrecks kill 5,000 teenagers each year, and a
lot of those are a result of distracted driving. An Oviedo
program hopes to change those statistics.
Organized by the Oviedo Police Department and
local insurance agents, a program was hosted at the
Oviedo Police C.O.P.S. and Volunteer Center at Oviedo
Marketplace on May 18.
Five teens and three parents listened to police and
husband-and-wife team and Allstate agents Jeff and
Kristy Bolin give the dos and don'ts of teaching and
learning how to drive.
Oviedo Police Commander Mark Beaulieu stressed
how important it is to take driving seriously.
"We hope those who come will take it to heart, to
learn the lessons and become better drivers," he said.



This class changes lives, even if it just teaches a teen
to not pick up the phone when they're driving,
-Kristy Bolin


Preventable car accidents
caused by teen drivers are the leading
cause of death for teens in America today,
according to data compiled by the Allstate
Foundation. Nearly 5,000 teens are killed in
car crashes each year, and another 300,000
more are injured.
"This class changes lives, even if it just
teaches a teen to not pick up the phone
when they're driving," Kristy Bolin said.
The class comes at a time when it's safe
to say most teens have cell phones, which
leads to talking and, even worse, texting
while driving. Text messaging while driv-
ing causes reaction times to decrease by
35 percent and steering control by 91 per-
cent, AAA Auto Club South found.
A study done by Students Against
Destructive Decisions and Liberty Mutual
Insurance Group found that texting is the
biggest distraction while driving, accord-
ing to 900 teens surveyed. Yet they still do
it, the survey said.
Lt. Dennis Lynch said texting has con-
tributed to many accidents he's seen, espe-
cially in young drivers.
Susan Reilly, a parent who attended with
her daughter, said she doesn't allow her to
talk or text while driving, and doesn't either
as an example. She brought Kathleen Reilly,
17, for some extra guidance. Kathleen had
just gotten into her second car accident a
couple of weeks before. Both times were
for careless driving. Kathleen said the class
and her accidents were wake up calls.
"I think I've become more safe, and I
drive more like a grandma than before,"


she said. "I drove today and people were
passing me normally I'm the one to pass
them."
That's what the Bolins hope to achieve.
They want the teens to be aware of what
can distract them so they can defend
against those things. They also want the
parents to set a good example, and to talk
to their kids about driving.
"It's our belief that the more the par-
ent is involved ... the more responsible the
teen is," Jeff Bolin said.
He hopes that parents can be "an angel
on their kid's shoulder," guiding them
while they're driving, even when they're
not there. To give the parents a start, Jeff
and Kristy hand out driving contracts. The
contract gives a space to fill out driving
rules and consequences for breaking those
rules. They encourage parents to involve
the kids in that process. Susan said the
contract was the most valuable resource
she got from the class. And Kathleen didn't
really mind.
"It's good to have set consequences," she
said.

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SUMMIT I Locals turning
the economy around


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sive homes is climb-
ing in Central Florida
and residential growth
always leads commer-
cial recovery.
"Now is a good time
to lock in a lease when
commercial vacancies
are at an all-time high,"
Anderson said.

Riding the rails
Harry Barley, Executive
Director of Metroplan
Orlando, described four
major transportation
projects that will trans-
form the Central Flori-
da economy: rebuilding
of Interstate 4, comple-
tion of the State Road
417-State Road 429
beltway, SunRail, and
Florida High Speed Rail.
Barley said some fac-
tors that will affect the
future of transportation
bus and rail transit -
will become more dom-
inant; funding for the
projects must be decid-
ed; air quality is a grow-
ing concern; develop-
ment will shift to rede-
velopment like Sanford
and the U.S. Highway
17-92 corridor.
Gary Earl, CEO and
president of Workforce
Central Florida, sees a
slow and steady recov-
ery not a boom. Earl
has identified future
growth businesses such
as digital media, medi-
cal information man-
agement systems and
'entrepreneurial gar-
dening'. Businesses with
less than 100 employees
show opportunity.

Bad boys, bad boys
Sheriff Don Esling-
er spoke about law
enforcement adapt-
ing and evolving to all
economic change. His
goal has always been
to reduce crime and
the fear of crime and to
enhance the quality of
life by being more effec-
tive in preventing crime
in the first place.
Eslinger is concerned
that although we might
be leaving an economic
recession, we may be in
a moral regression and
a social recession as wit-
nessed by the high level
of domestic violence in
Seminole County.
"Government cannot
solve social problems.
How we address these
today affects the quality
of life tomorrow," said
Eslinger.


An apple for Seminole
teachers
Superintendent Bill
Vogel is excited about
the new focus on bio-
logical science and con-
tinues to brag about
Seminole County test
scores where high
schools fall in the top 5
percent nationally and
SAT scores are above the
national average.
Real estate values
are linked to the qual-
ity of schools and three
Seminole County cities
- Lake Mary, Oviedo
and Winter Springs -
are listed in the top 100
cities. Seminole County
schools also enhanced
the economy by doing
business with 437 ven-
dors generating $19
million last year.

The Natural Choice
Sharon Sears, Director
of the Seminole County
Convention and Visi-
tors Bureau, focused on
the lucrative sporting
tourism business, which
produced more than
$16 million in revenue
last year.
She shared that last
week that the NCAA
announced the county
will host the first green
tennis tournament. In
addition to three new
hotels, she reminded
the group that there
are beautiful parks and
trails and inexpensive
activities such as River-
ship Romance and the
Central Florida Zoo,
which hosted more
than a quarter of a mil-
lion people last year.

An apple a day
Colonel Phil Spence,
Assistant Director of
Seminole County Pub-
lic Health Department,
shared that the county
is the healthiest in Cen-
tral Florida and third in
the state.
Last year they pro-
vided more than a mil-
lion services including
birth and death certifi-
cates, dental care, fam-
ily planning services
and immunizations.
Spence said the depart-
ment delivered 4 out of
10 children in Seminole
County last year and
are currently review-
ing their programs for
the upcoming national
health care plan.





June 4 June 17, 2010 Page 3


Road rage incident ends in shooting

A Titusville fire inspector allegedly shot another motorist during a roadside altercation in Oviedo


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
A Seminole County man was
shot just above his heart in
what police are now call-
ing a road rage incident in
Oviedo.
The man who appears to
have shot him, a Titusville
fire inspector, monitored
the man's condition and
called 911 while he waited
for authorities to arrive.
"He assaulted me, and
I shot him," Titusville Fire
Inspector Mark Whorton
said during that 911 call.
"He came out and punched
me right in the head."
Michael McClarin of Cas-
selberry was shot once in
the chest after witnesses
said that on May 27, while
driving his red Honda Fit,
he tried to cut off and con-
front the driver of a gray
Lexus in the Mayfair Oaks
neighborhood in Oviedo.
The driver of that Lexus,
later identified as Whor-
ton, was coming home
from work and still wear-
ing his fire department uni-
form when he appeared
to have fired his handgun
at McClarin, according to
Seminole County Sheriffs
spokesman Lt. James Clark.
Who started the altercation


remains unclear.
But the violence
appeared to have started
on the road, according to
police reports.
"There had to have been
some kind of incident to
precipitate this, some kind
of a road rage incident,"
Clark said at the scene while
he collected details.
The altercation began
along the wooded two-
lane stretch of Chapman
Road, where McClarin said
Whorton stopped his car
and blocked traffic, lead-
ing McClarin to try to drive
around. At that point the
cars collided, according to
McClarin.
According to police
reports, both drivers are
accusing each other of hav-
ing rammed each other's
vehicle before the incident
turned more violent.
After that, the stories
diverge wildly, with McClar-
in stating in a report that it
was Whorton who turned
violent first, and Whorton
stating that he was assault-
ed by McClarin before
shooting him.
Despite having a bul-
let wound that narrowly
missed his heart, McClar-
in called his family before
being airlifted to a nearby


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
Police investigators check the scene of an evening shooting off of Chapman Road, where a disagreement between drivers
rapidly turned violent on May 27. Drivers of a gray Lexus and red Honda Fit, above, may be charged in the incident.


hospital.
He was later released
after it was discovered that
the bullet lodged in his
chest had missed all of his


vital organs.
"He's very lucky," Sheriffs
spokeswoman Kim Canna-
day said. "He was released
very quickly."


Police are still investi-
gating the incident, though
charges had yet to be filed
on either man involved as
of Wednesday afternoon.


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generation Oviedo resi-
dent, was in attendance
at Saturday's event, called
Music Fest on the Green,
to celebrate the Society's
homecoming of sorts. She
said, like White, that a lot of
things have been in storage
and can now be brought
into the community to be
shared.
"It's nice that they have
an actual home now," she
said. "It will be interesting
to see what they've collect-
ed and where Oviedo has
been."
The living room of the
house is small, but it already
features some Oviedo arti-
facts such as newspaper
clippings, a rocking chair,
wedding dress and photo-
graphs of early Oviedo resi-
dents.
The Lawton house,
which once housed the
Oviedo Chamber of Com-
merce, will be leased to the
Historical Society by the
city of Oviedo for $1 a year,
said Nita Rawlson, event
chairwoman of the society.
Upkeep and utility fees will
be paid for by the Society.
She also said that an
endowment left by T.W.
Lawton's son, Dr. Robert
James Lawton, was given
to the Society to make the
vision of having a perma-
nent museum in Oviedo a
reality someday.
The Lawton House has
room for office space in the
back rooms and the living
room is open to the public.


Mimi Bruce, president of
the Society until the end of
May, said she didn't realize
how great having a home
for the Society was going
to be.
"We want to provide a
place for people to learn
about where they live," she
said.
"I think it's high time
the OHS got a home," said
Marilyn Elliott, an Oviedo
resident. "It's definitely
necessary to preserve the
history of a place because
everyone always forgets."



To learn more about
the Oviedo Historical
Society, member-
ship opportunities or
have something from
Oviedo's history to
donate, visit www.
oviedohs.com.
There, you can also
purchase the book
"Oviedo: Biography
of a Town" written by
Richard Adicks and
Donna Neely to learn
more about the history
of Oviedo.
All proceeds from
the book go toward
the Society and their
vision of building a
historical museum
to commemorate
Oviedo's history in
Florida.


Seminole Voice


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Page 4 June 4 June 17,2010


It's time to hit the road


June is here and I hear
the first several weeks of
the month will be very
busy. Hopefully, we all
had a wonderful and safe
Memorial Day. It is the end
of the school year and so
it is time for retirement
parties and graduation for
many of us with more spe-
cial celebrations. My third
granddaughter is graduat-
ing on June 9. My other
granddaughters went on
with further schooling and
I hope the third child will
do the same. I hear from
the grapevine that this is
also the time for cruises
and road trips before sum-
mer school and camp time.
You might invest in swim-
ming lessons for the wee
ones for those that have
pools, or who are going to
the beach. Do check with
your nearby aquatic center
if they offer lessons.

What a celebration was
held a weekend or so ago
when the 37-year-old
Oviedo Historical Society
held its first open house
by presenting their first


big event "Music on the
Green", which drew a mul-
titude of Oviedo and other
near by citizens to the fes-
tive occasion. One first
was the opening of their
new home, the Historical
Lawton House, built in
1890. The event started
off with many dignitaries,
the mayor, Council mem-
bers, police and fire chiefs
and our city manager,
plus long-time residents
Dick and Mildred Adicks
- it was their day also.
We, the society, especially
wanted to thank the City
for refurbishing our home
in the interim repair-
ing banisters around the
porch, painting the inside
and installing new floor-
ing and lighting. It was in
May when the city agreed
to lease the Lawton House
to the society for $1 a year.
The Lawton House will be
open for tours shortly after
gathering more display
items. The event included
lots of food, good music,
applications for member-
ship and the sale of our
book, "Oviedo, Biography


of a Town" by Donna Neely
and Richard Adicks.
Setting up for the society's
event that morning was
very interesting as we had
an unexpected guest "Mr.
Rooster" a rather big chap
who came for a visit and
also inspected the food
tables... no, we didn't serve
fried chicken at the event.
He (Mr. Rooster) was quite
a character and pictures
were taken of the police,
fire chiefs and the society
members shooing him
away. I believe the rooster
won. Good exercise in the
early morning hours. Well,
he and his family are long
time members of our town!

Ever been to Big Tree Park?
I have and on June 5. The
Florida Milers Walking
Club, a member of the
American Volkssport
Association, is sponsoring
the walk. Two distances are
available: a 5K (3.1 miles)
and a 10K (6.2 miles). The
event starts between 9-10
a.m. and costs $3 for club
members who want credit
and for all others there is
no charge. Big Tree Park
is located at 761 General
Hutchinson Parkway,
Longwood. Need more
information? Please call
407-695-9181.

The other day was once
again 'road trip' time. This
time it was off to Winter


Park on Orlando Avenue. I
have a friend who collects
Depression glass and we
used to go to Sanford and
make a day of the special
glass shop and do explor-
ing and lunch. The other
day we found our class
shop and Robin's Nest had
Depression glass, then if
was off to Halley's antiques
and home but on the way a
quick stop for a smoothie
for energy. I don't collect
antique glass but in one
antique shop I found some
interesting thimbles. Those
I collect and now have 52
from places on the eastern
seaboard and some from
the Capitals of northern
and western Europe. Our
local antique shops on
Broadway are a special
treat for our local residents.
Ever been shopping in our
town?

June 5 is National Trails
Day and Seminole County
is partnering with the
American Hiking Society
and the Florida Trail
Association to celebrate
the special day. Seven free
events are planned around
our county from short
wilderness hikes, paved
trail strolls, bike rides and
bike safety events and, of
course, a tour of the Ed
Yarborough Nature Center
in Geneva. Our own Bike
Rodeo event at the Oviedo
Gym and Aquatic Center,


148 Oviedo Blvd. will begin
10 a.m. until noon. Come
and participate. Need more
information? Please call
407-665-2001.

An activity for summer
family tours is a trip to
the Morse Museum of
American Art on Tuesdays
from June 15 through
Aug. 3 at 445 N. Park Ave.,
Winter Park. There you will
be invited to a 45-minute
docent-guided tour of the
Morse Museum for elemen-
tary school-aged children
and their parents or per-
haps guardians to learn
about the life and art of
American designer Louis
Comfort Tiffany. The tour
will include a take-home
activity. Reservations are
required and admission is
free. Call for information
on this event, 407-645-
5311 ext. 136.

A thought: If it is painful
for you to criticize yours
friends, you're safe in doing
it; if you take the slightest
pleasure in it, that's the
time to hold your tongue.
-Alice Duer Miller



>TAK JANET

Send word to Janet Foley about
events and let her know what's
going on around town by e-mailing
celerystalks@bellsouth.net.


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Five years later


By Karen McEnany-Phillips


The first week of June is
always nostalgic for me.
It was five years ago that I
had the privilege of taking
over the Stetsons Corner
column from its original
author, Darla Scoles. Five
years later it continues
to be a privilege to write
about Geneva and rural
life in Seminole County, in
honor of Deputy Eugene
Gregory who died in the
line of duty in July 1998.
Over the years, I have
watched this community
grow and thrive in both
beautiful and tearful times
and shared it with you.
Amazing traditions have
grown and been born anew
in our little village.
I never tire of hearing
the stories and meeting
individuals and families
who represent the his-
tory, values, and character
of rural life. It was a huge
privilege for me to meet
Minister and Normandy
Veteran Delmar Powell
and his wife Helen who
attended church in Geneva.
Del passed away last year
but I will always treasure
the hours I spent with
him, listening to his stories
of the days leading up to
June 1944 picturing this
21-year-old boy standing
on the blood soaked beach
surrounded by dead com-
rades and artillery fire as he
delivered medical supplies
without a gun or helmet.
I really miss you, Del. The
amazing community efforts
in times of fire and flood
and watching the com-
munity pull together to
support its families in need
through the churches and
many, many community


organizations.
The great story of how
Evans Bacon met his wife
on a Saturday night in
downtown Sanford and
the hundreds of stories of
alumni from the Historic
Geneva Schoolhouse. The
dedication and love of his-
tory and tradition celebrat-
ed by the Geneva Museum,
the Rural Heritage Center
and the annual Geneva
Historical Bus Tour that
bring to life history to new
generations.
Our centerpiece, the 4th
of July Parade and Festival,
was my first Geneva article
five years ago and was my
first time attending. I fell
in love again with America
and the patriotic spirit that
Geneva embodies. The all-
American event is a true
wonder from the volunteer
efforts of dozens of resi-
dents, the creativity of the
float makers and those who
decorate their four-wheel-
ers, bikes and horses.
This year's theme is
"Geneva, Southern Style"
and everyone looks
forward to the great
floats from the Geneva
Homemakers, Boy Scouts,
BrenDon Squares, the River
Rats and more. Geneva is
one of the only places in
Central Florida where you
can see a day-time parade
up close and personal and
this year we hear there may
be fireworks on Saturday
night sponsored by the
First Baptist Church. If
you would like to learn
more about the event and
help with the parade, fes-
tival or both stop by the
Geneva Community Center
Saturday, June 5 at 8:30


a.m. for one of the last
planning meetings. We
always need volunteers
so come join the fun and
fellowship and meet your
neighbors. Do you play an
instrument? Come join the
Greater Geneva Grande
Award Marching Band
which is always a big hit in
the parade. People actually
drive from the west coast
and north of Orlando to be
a part of this parade. Check
out their Web site www.
gggamb.com which gives
contact information and
even videos of past parades.
There are always prizes
for floats and best deco-
rated horses and bikes,
some with cash. The parade
rolls right down Main
Street with fire engines,
county commissioners and
dignitaries, Scouts, Grand
Marshal, antique cars and
more. The parade starts at
10:30 a.m. so come early
for a good spot along the
route, then stay for the
very fun 4th of July Festival
which includes great food,
games, competitions,
music, square dance dem-
onstrations, kids games,
pony rides and more. Wear
red, white and blue and
have a great morning on
Saturday, July 3 with maybe
fireworks at night.


TALK KAREN
TO

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.


June 4 June 17, 2010 Page 5


L LER Y Bernard S. Zeffren, MD
i LLE i a Eugene F. Schwartz, MD
SWinnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-C
Voted Best Doctors of Central FL,
SSTOM I I Orlando Magazine
Sfor 7 consecutive years

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7560 Red Bug Lake Rd., Ste. 2064 793 Douglas Ave.
Oviedo, FL 32765 Altamonte Springs, FL 3271
407-366-7387 407-862-5824
www.orlandoallergy.com
Additional offices in Waterford Lakes, Hunters Creek & Orange City

The Learning Tree is a Ministry of
First Baptist Church of Winter Park

We offer Full-Day Infant Care and Childcare Year-
Round, Preschool Classes and much more!
NowAccepting Enrollment for Full-Day Summer Camp (K5-Completed 3rd Grade)

"Rooted (grounded Established in 1973 we are celebrating 36
in esus Christ." years of service this year.
(407) 628-1761 1021 New York Avenue N.,
www.FBCWinterPark.org Winter Park, Florida 32789
We are licensed Through Department of Children and Families(C070R0154)

Hope Foundation and Seeds of Hope
(A collaborative effort)

We are hosting the Goodwill Self-Sufficiency
Job Center in Oviedo Job Club Workshop.
This workshop is free to Seminole County residents. Space is
limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis.
Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Luke's Lutheran Church & School
2021 W S.R. 426, Oviedo, FL 32765

Presenting Job Club Topics Such as:
*Steps Towards Employment
*Occupations Gaining the Most New Jobs in Florida
*Way to Find Work
*Networking
*Application and Interview Tips
*Interview Checklist
*Interview Fears
*Interview Questions/Preparation
*1st Impressions
*Resume Outline

To sign up for this workshop, call Francina Dubose at
321-276-7321 or email: fdubose@cfl.rr.com.
Provide your name, address, phone number. Thank you.





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to yours

Tom Carey



Local food for local people


Everyone has to eat. Of the three
basic needs of food, shelter and
clothing, a lack of food will bring
on social chaos quicker than any
governing body would care to
admit. With the abundance of ara-
ble land available for food produc-
tion in North America, we take for
granted a stable food supply for
our populations.
The foundation of any nation's
economy is based upon the intel-
ligence of its people and the


production of food, energy and
minerals derived from its land.
Food supply production in our
county requires 3 percent of our
workforce, when only a century
ago that number was closer to 30
percent. Other statistics point to
the chasm between huge indus-
trial farms (modern plantations),
employing only a few non-owner
laborers producing tons of sub-
sidized commodity crops and
the myriad of small, local market


gardeners growing limited quanti-
ties of fresh, healthy food. Think
of how many people could find
employment providing local food
if policy were changed to bump
the statistics of farmers from 3
percent to maybe 7 percent of our
workforce.
Food costs, artificially the low-
est in human history, restrict the
profitability of local agriculture.
The true price of food, if all the
real costs of production were to
be applied, would be much higher
than any public official could tol-
erate for re-election. Much of this
savings is achieved through defi-
cit spending, creating additional
expenses of interest on borrowed
money. If our national farm policy
favoring large commodity farms
really is so successful, then why do
so many people need food stamps
and assistance, suffer chronic
dietary problems such as obesity,
and behold severe environmental
damage based on industrial, chem-
ical farming practices?
Only during the last 100 years
of human existence has the major-
ity of our food supply been derived


from sources further than 100
miles from home. Finding local
food is not as easy as it should be.
With the low-cost convenience of
big box shopping on every corner,
planting a garden or trooping out
to the local U-Pick farm takes time
and effort.
The thin veneer of healthy
food reliability may make us feel
uneasy, but old and new solutions
abound. Luckily, the market for
food is changing as we speak. New
options for procuring food appear
everyday. From a very young age,
I was taught never to complain
without offering a solution. In
the next column, I'll discuss the
many local food alternatives to the
routine of shopping at the inter-
nationally incorporated grocery
supermarket.


WHO A er
> ISCAREY
Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a
you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the
Sundew Gardens Facebook page.


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Strategies, a fundraising
company Greer and John-
son own.
Between February and
October 2009, RPOF paid
Victory Strategies a total of
$199,254, of which Greer


was paid $125,161 in fund-
ing and for a large amount
of services that were never
performed, according to
investigators.
"He created that com-
pany to hide his involve-
ment," said Statewide Pros-
ecutor William Shepherd.
"The money was laundered


by Greer to fund his per-
sonal lifestyle."
FDLE obtained search
warrants for Greer's home
and two banking institu-
tions.
Greer's bail has been set
at $105,000. His case will be
tried in Orange County Cir-
cuit Court. The third-degree


felony charges could mean
a maximum of five years
in state prison and the two
first degree felony charges
carry a maximum sentence
of 30 years each.
This could be the first of
many such investigations
for the FDLE as Gov. Char-
lie Crist recently petitioned


the department to be the
investigative arm of a grand
jury convened in October
2009 to sniff out public cor-
ruption.
"[Our job is to] jail those
who are taking advantage
of the public trust," said
FDLE Commissioner Gerald
Bailey.


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THIS WEEK in human history

Created by LaMarcus Thompson, America's first roller coaster opens
today. It was located in Coney Island, N.Y. and sped along at six miles
per hour. It cost only a nickel to ride.



Looking into the eye of the storm
With the 2010 season predicted to be the worst since 2005, a hurricane expo gets Floridians prepared


MICHAEL CLINTON
THE VOICE
Customers franticly rushing for
the last case of bottled water, then
climbing on top of each other to
buy a few packs of batteries is a
common sight at most stores at
least once a year during hurricane
season. With countless forecasts
available throughout the year, some
still ask the question "Am I pre-
pared?"
In an effort to ensure that res-
idents are prepared, the Oviedo-
Winter Springs Regional Chamber
of Commerce has joined forces with
sponsors, media and local business-
es to host the second annual Home
and Hurricane Expo from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at
the Vistawilla Office Building (1511
State Road 434) in Winter Springs.
The expo will feature guest
speakers from national store
chains, such as Home Depot and
Walgreens, presenting information
about what their companies pro-
vide to help the public to be as
prepared as possible. Local speak-
ers include WFTV Channel 9 Chief
Meteorologist Tom Terry, Seminole
Emergency Operations Center
Director Alan Harris and Robert
Goetz of the Seminole State College
Small Business Development
Center.
The hurricane season official-
ly began June 1 and 2010 is pro-
jected to be the busiest Atlantic
hurricane season since 2005. The
National Oceanic and Atmosphere
Administration has projected that
there will be between 14 and 23
named storms, 8-14 of which will
be hurricanes and 3-7 of those hur-
ricanes will be Category 3 or stron-
ger.
WFTV Channel 9 Chief
Meteorologist Tom Terry is still
working on his current forecasts
for this season, but he says that cer-


tain factors indicate this could be a
very busy hurricane season.
"We expect it to be very busy for
a number of reasons," he said. "With
the El Nino gone and the Atlantic
waters at record warmth, we could
have a top two or three busiest hur-
ricane season on record."
Last year was relatively calm,
with only three hurricanes appear-
ing in what was the quietest season
since 1997. None of them made
a significant impact to any of the
Southeastern states.
But 2008 was quite a different
story as there was more than dou-
ble the amount of hurricanes at
eight. But one storm, which was not
a hurricane, made the most impact,
Tropical Storm Fay.
Fay battered Central Florida with
a record four separate landfalls
and in some areas dumped rain in
excess of 20 inches as she sluggishly
moved across the state, according
to the NOAA.
As residents still remember the
aftermath of Fay, this year's hur-
ricane season is already underway
and resident's need to be prepared
if they are to endure what's been
projected.
Alan Harris, the Seminole
Emergency Operations Center
Director, said he wants everyone
to be prepared because this year is
forecasted to be similar to 2008.
"We want people to worry about
"the one" and not the numbers or
names," he said. "If people are pre-
pared for "the one", they should
be well prepared throughout the
season."
For more information about
the Home and Hurricane Expo call
Cathy Mackall at 407-278-4871 and
for more information about being
hurricane ready visit the Seminole
County Emergency Management
website at http://www.seminole-
countyfl.gov/dps/em/


Register Today! Coll or come in for details!
This Five Day fun Cake-Camp is for kids who are artistic and love to be creative. Each week, campers will learn
how to decorate cupcakes, candy treats and confections perfect by specific theme for presentation at their
own birthday parties or as creative gifts. Cake decorating competitions and scavenger hunts will add to
the fun. This camp will open their minds to creativity in food art. All supplies will be provided.
CAMP WEEKS AND DATES CAMP TIMES
Celebrate Father's Day- June 14-18 Sports Fanatic- July 19-23 MONDAY FRIDAY
Pirate or Princess-June 21-26 Fondant Fun- July 26-30 Youth Camp 10am 12:30
Stars & Stripes- June 28-July 2 Sea Creatures- Aug 2-6 Ages 7-11
Summer Fun- July 5-9 Back to School Bash- Aug 9-13 Tween Camp 1pm 3:30
Animal Cupcakes- July 12-16 Ages 12-17
Maximum 8 campers per class

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camps


TheStarSpangled Showcase
will take place as part of
the city of Winter Springs
Celebration of Freedom on
Sunday, July 4. Similar to
"American Idol", residents will
showcase their vocal abilities.
Auditions for the top three of
these classifications: Junior
(middle/high school ages) and
adult divisions, will take place
at the Winter Springs Senior
Center, 400 N. Edgemon Ave.,
from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
June 5 and Saturday, June
12. Finalists will perform at
the Celebration of Freedom
at Central Winds Park. Please
call 407-327-6593 or e-mail
ccarson@winterspringsfl.org
for details.

The Center for Cultural
Interchange (CCI) is looking
for families to host foreign
exchange students from
their Academic Year Program
(AYP), for the 2010-11 school
year. AYP offers students the
chance to be fully-immersed
in a cultural experience in
America. All of the students
placed are 15-18 years old
and are proficient in English.
Deadline for families to apply
to host an AYP student is Aug.
31. For more information,
e-mail ayp@cci-exchange.
com or go to www.cci-
exchange.com/host.htm, or
call 800-634-4771.

The Orlando Museum of
Art and Orange County
Regional History Center are
participating in Blue Star
Museums, a partnership with
the National Endowment for
theArts and Blue Star Families,
to offer free admission to all
active duty military personnel
and their families from the
day after Memorial Day
through the day before Labor
Day 2010. To find a list of
participating museums and
a map, visit www.arts.gov/
bluestarmuseums.

The Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation's "Student
Leadership Board" is available
for high school students
who want to gain valuable
leadership skills while
earning community service
hours that go towards Bright
Futures Scholarships. This
simple "kids helping kids"
educational fund-raising
program provides an excellent
opportunity for any school in
the greater Orlando area to
promote awareness for cystic
fibrosis and to raise funds to
help find a cure for this life-
threatening genetic disease.
Resumes for the 2010-2011
Student Leadership Board
are currently being accepted,
and interviews start in July.
Interested students can
contact Kerri Rossi at 407-
339-2978 or Krossi@cff.org.


MICHAEL CLINTON
THE VOICE

Parents, summer is here and
what better way to get the
kids off the Wii and out in
the sun than to send them
to camp! There are numer-
ous camps throughout Sem-
inole County, and here are
a few. Be quick and secure
your child's spot, camps are
filling up fast!

Winter Springs Summer Camp
The city of Winter
Springs is offering registra-
tion for Camp Sunshine for
the weeks of June 14-Aug.
13 for children entering
first through sixth grades.
Activities include field trips
to Disney Quest, Kennedy
Space Center, movies, bowl-
ing, roller skating, arts and
crafts, and more. "Our ini-
tiative is to provide a safe,
fun and memorable experi-
ence for our campers," said
Chris Carson, recreation su-
pervisor. Camps take place
at the Winter Springs Civic
Center, 400 N. Edgemon
Ave. from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Enrollment is $90 per
week for residents and $110
per week for non-residents.
For more information, con-
tact the Parks and Recre-
ation Department at 407-
327-6593.

Lake Mary Tennis Camps
The Lake Mary Junior
Development Program is
offering registration for Ju-
nior Tennis Camps taking
place June 14-Aug. 13 for
all children in first through
ninth grades. Lynn Grainger
has been coordinating ten-
nis camps for the last 25
years. "I introduce fun and
imagination to the game,
while the students learn in a
competitive environment,"
Grainger said. Sessions cost
$135 each and run from 9:45
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday at the Lake
Mary Sports Complex, 550
Rantoul Drive. Snacks and
refreshments are provided.
For more information, call
Lynn Grainger Tennis at
407-222-7811.

Altamonte Basketball Camps
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Campers can go vertical at Aiguille Rock Climbing Center, where climbing walls and bouldering areas will help burn off excess
energy while building strength and endurance. Oviedo's gymnasium and aquatic facility also offers a rock-climbing wall.


ing registration for the
Rashard Lewis Basketball
Camp running June 21-25.
Each camper will receive
a Rashard Lewis Camp t-
shirt, an autographed pho-
to of Rashard, a certificate
of completion and a goodie
bag. "Winning Ways offers
basketball camps for boys
and girls, all with the com-
mon thread of fun, skill de-
velopment, games, and all
with an emphasis on "build-
ing winning life skills," said
CEO Barry Mestel. The camp
will take place at the Lake
Brantley Athletic Complex,
991 Sandlake Road from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs
$195 per week. For more
information, call Winning
Ways Sports Management
at 407-339-9053.

Casselberry Art Camp


Artwork from Oviedo High School


Registration for the Art
Academy, hosted by the City
of Casselberry, is open for
the camp running June 14-
Aug. 13 for all children ages
6-12. Campers will explore
their creativity in various
projects throughout the
summer, including paint-
ing, ceramics and drawing.
"This camp is designed for
children who really enjoy
art. It is not a regular sum-
mer camp, this is a program
that will really immerse
children in art and design,"
saidLindaMoore, recreation
coordinator. Cost is $65 per
week for residents and $85
for non-residents and takes
place at the Casselberry Art
House, 127 Quail Pond Cir-
cle. For more information,
call the City of Casselberry
at 407-262-7700.


Longwood Summer Camp
The city of Longwood
and Episcopal Church
of the Resurrection have
opened registration for the
Sweetwater Summer Day
Camp runningJune 14-Aug.
6 for children ranging from
2 years old to ninth grade.
"We are a safe place for chil-
dren. We bring field trips to
them on site," said camp di-
rector Karen Gardun. Activ-
ities take place on a 10-acre
campus right on Lake Brant-
ley, 251 East Lake Brantley
Drive and include art, mu-
sic, science and dance. Cost
for five days a week is $175/
week and $125 per week for
three days. Early and late
drop-off available. Call 407-
788-2267 for more infor-
mation.

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Casselberry Martial Arts Camp
Central Florida Martial
Arts Academy is offering
registration for camp run-
ning June 14-Aug. 13 for
children from first through
twelfth grades. Each week
will have different regular
and fun themes, such as
sports, music, and danger
awareness. "Martial arts is
a one of a kind way to in-
still several values in chil-
dren at the same time,"
said Chief Instructor Kyle
Segall. Classes take place at
the Central Florida Martial
Arts Academy, 1030 State
Road 436 and if registered
after June 5, cost is $125 per
week. Special needs chil-
dren will be accommodat-
ed. For more information,
visit www.cfmaa.com or
call 407-767-5500.

Altamonte Sports Camp


The city of Altamonte
Springs is offering registra-
tion for the weeks of June
14-Aug. 6 for children ages
6-12. Daily activities in-
clude organized sports &
games, swimming, arts &
crafts, movies and optional
field trips. "Our program
is designed to offer quality
programs to the members
of Altamonte Springs and
the surrounding commu-
nities with focus of having
good role models around
our members," said Steve
Falk, deputy director of Al-
tamonte Springs Sports and
Programs. Activities take
place at Westmonte Recre-
ation Center, 624 Bills Lane
and the entire program
costs $300 for Altamonte
Springs residents and $400
non-residents. Registration
is available at www.alta-
montesports.org. For more
information, call 407-571-
8754.


Notes


The Graduate School and Graduate Alumni
Advisory Board at Eastern Illinois University
honored Dr. Lisa Dieker with a 2010 Outstanding
GraduateAlumni Award this pastApril. Dr. Dieker,
Oviedo resident and professor and Lockheed
Martin Eminent Scholar at the University
of Central Florida, coordinates the doctoral
program in special education and is the director
of the UCF/Lockheed Martin Mathematics and
Science Academy.

Riders converged on the Little Big Econ State
Forest in Geneva early morning on May 8, to
ride in the Mane Event's first annual Poker Run.
With 37 riders, the event raised about $1,000
to support the relocation efforts of Freedom


Ride, the therapeutic riding organization for
the disabled, which recently lost its lease at
Trotter's Park. The grand prize of $235 was
given to Julia Bitler who drew the highest hand
of 5-Card Stud.

Tuskawilla Middle School students Riley
Farrow, Logan Saliga, Brittyn Hamer, and
Kimberly Ferguson, will join the delegation of
57 youths grades 6-12 who represent Florida
at the National History Day competition at
the University of Maryland, from June 13-17.
Other winners included Seminole High School
student Kieran Wilson who earned third place
in the senior division for his paper "Innovating
the Current of History: How Nikola Tesla's
Alternating Current System Revolutionized the
World" and Lake Howell High School student
Emma Parker, who received the Native American
Heritage Award for her senior individual exhibit
"National Parks: Innovative Ways to Experience
& Preserve America." For more information, visit
www.floridahistoryfair.com.

SchenkelShultz Architecture of Orlando,
one of Florida's leading green design firms, is
designing Seminole County Public Schools' new
$14 million,64,240-square-footJackson Heights
Middle School renovation at 141 Academy Ave.


in Oviedo. The project includes a new media
center, administration and music suite with a
black box theater, an 18-classroom wing, cost-
saving high-efficiency mechanical systems, and
code upgrades to existing facilities.

The Oviedo Police Department is accepting
applications for the 2010 Community Police
Academy (CPA). Applicants must be at least 21
years of age and must pass a limited background
investigation. The program will give students
a first-hand look at the inner workings of the
Oviedo Police Department and they will receive
training in all aspects of law enforcement
including patrol/community policing, criminal
investigations, traffic enforcement and more.
Students will also participate in practical
exercises such as traffic stops and firearms
training. Graduates are eligible to participate in
the department's Community on Patrol program.
Seating is limited and will be on a first-come
basis. Applications are available at the Oviedo
Police Department or printed from www.
cityofoviedo.net. The deadline for applications is
Monday, July 26. Applications may be mailed or
delivered to the Oviedo Police Department, 300
Alexandria Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765. For more
information, contact Lt. Heather Capetillo at
407-971-5710 or hcapetillo@cityofoviedo.net


Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas announced
the winner of the 2010 Congressional Art
Competition for Florida's 24th Congressional
District. The grand prize was awarded to
Jenna Slater from Lake Brantley High School
in Altamonte Springs, who won with her piece
entitled "Muscle Power". Jenna and a guest
will travel to Washington D.C. to attend the 29th
Annual Congressional Art Competition reception
on June 17 and her winning piece will be hung
in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one
year.


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The planetarium at Seminole State
College of Florida will entertain
stargazers with three events in June.
"Skies Down Under: Southern
Astronomy" on June 4 and June
18 from 8:30-9:30 p.m.: The sky is
set for Sydney, Australia consisting
of six to eight constellations that
can be viewed only from southern
hemisphere skies.
-"Sol" on June 5, 19 and 26
from 8:30-9:30 p.m: Explore our
most impressive stellar neighbor,
investigating the origins of the sun
and the powers it holds deep inside
its core.
-"Gift of the Nile: The Egyptians" on
June 25 from 8:30-9:30 p.m.: Explore
the culture of the ancient Egyptians
and their contribution to the study of
astronomy.
For more information, visit www.
seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407-
708-2360.

June marks the beginning of
hurricane season and the Oviedo-
Winter Springs Regional Chamber
of Commerce has joined forces with
sponsors to host its second annual
Home & Hurricane Expo from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at


the Vistawilla Office Building, 1511
State Road 434 in Winter Springs.
Free admission and complimentary
food and beverages provided. For
more information, contact Cathy
Mackall at 407-278-4871 or cathy@
oviedowintersprings.org.

Celebrate National Trails Day at
the Environmental Studies Center
Saturday, June 5, from 8:30 a.m.
to noon. Meet at Big Tree Park,
761 General Hutchinson Parkway,
Longwood, to participate in the Cross
Seminole Trail Bike Ride. Finish at
the Environmental Studies Center's
Natural History Musem, 2985 Osprey
Trail. For more information, visit www.
environmentalstudiescenter.org or
call 407-320-0467.

The next planning meeting for
Geneva's Independence Day Parade
and Festival, takes place July 3 and is
rumored to have a fireworks display
sponsored by the Baptist Church,
is Saturday June 5, at 8:30 a.m. at
the Geneva Community Center. This
year's theme is "Geneva Southern
Style."

The weekly volunteer work session


is Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to
noon, to renovate the Historic Geneva
Schoolhouse. Bring Scout groups or
church groups to help out (all skills
and talents needed). Visit www.
GenevaSchoolHouse.org for details.

Celebrate National Trails Day
Saturday, June 5 at the Geneva
Wilderness Area from 8:30-10:30
a.m. Hike to discover and learn about
your favorite trails! To learn more
about this program, call 407-349-
0959.

"Catch the Vision" for American
Field Service Florida is an event for
families interested in hosting high
school exchange students, students
interested in international exchange,
and volunteers who want to help
bring cultural exchange to the Central
Florida community. The event takes
place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday,
June 5 at Willow Creek Church, 4725
E. Lake Drive in Winter Springs. For
more information, call 407-977-0286
or visit www.afs.org.

"Hot Summer Nights!" the annual
show and sale featuring all new work
from the studio artists of Gallery


on First opens Saturday, June 5 in
downtown Sanford. A tropical-themed
reception is slated from 6-9 p.m. and
will showcase the work of resident
artists. For more information, visit
www.galleryonfirst.com

The Native Florida Series, Florida
Yards & Neighborhoods, continues
Tuesday, June 8 with "Friendly
Landscapes Manage Your Pests
Wisely." Learn about native Florida
through a series of classes on topics
like animals, native yards and more.
Class is from 6:30-8:00 p.m., and
costs $8, at the Yarborough Nature
Center in the Geneva Wilderness
Area, C.R. 426. For more information
call 407-349-0959.

The Wayne Densch Performing Arts
Center is hosting Friendly's Family
Fun Night Fundraiser from 5-8 p.m.
on Thursday, June 10 at Friendly's
Restaurant, 985 N. S.R.434,Altamonte
Springs. For additional information,
visit www.Friendlys.com.

Come enjoy dinner and a movie
Saturday, June 12 (and every 2nd
Saturday) as early as 6 p.m. to dine on
locally crafted pizza. The movie starts
at 7 p.m. and costs $5 ($3 for kids
under 16). Showing is the Academy
Award winning "You Can't Take It With
You", starring Jean Arthur and Jimmy
Stewart. Enjoy a night of family fun
at the Rural Heritage Center (1st and
Main Street) with usherettes and
Geneva's famous "Let's All Go To The
Lobby" concession stand.

The Museum of Seminole County
presents "Where the Wild Things


Are!" open from June 15 to Aug. 14.
The Florida wildlife exhibit presents
the work of 14 local artists and
sculptors. Admission is $3 for adults,
$1 for students and children over four.
The museum is open Tuesday-Friday
from 1-5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-
1 p.m. For more information call 407-
665-2489.

The New Comers of Central Florida
are hosting a luncheon and general
meeting Thursday, June 17 at the
Aubergine Bistro, 1455 Semoran Blvd.
in Casselberry, at 11:30 a.m. For more
Information call at 407-736-0797 or
visit www.newcomerscfl.org.

Come for a free evening of old-
time music at the Geneva Jam at
the Geneva Community Center on
Saturday, June 19 from 6-7 p.m. Food
and drinks on sale at a very modest
cost. The music starts around 6:30
p.m. and includes a 50-50 raffle.

Pangea Adventure Racing's yearly
race takes place on the banks
the Wekiva River on June 20 at
Katie's Landing, Wekiva Park Drive
in Sandord. Bring the kids for this
Father's Day event and, with map and
compass, navigate through natural
communities surrounding the Wekiva
River. For more information, visit
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a new, original musical for the whole
family, Curious George Live swings
onto the stage at the UCF Arena July
9-11, for five exciting performances.


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THIS WEEK in political history

The Statue of Liberty arrives in America today. A gift from the peo-
V O IE "K ple of France to the U.S., it commemorated the alliance between
both countries during the American Revolution.





Stay off your cellphone during interviews


EMPLOYMENT

Ask

Sandi


I believe cell phones are one of
the coolest items technology has
brought to us. The ability to com-
municate from nearly anywhere
has broadened our horizons. We
can work from anywhere, we can


get in contact with our kids, and
we can even access the Internet
and receive e-mail on our phones.
The problem that comes up
with cell phones is people follow
no real protocol about when they
should and should not be used. At
the recent Mayor's job fair, I saw at
least 100 people walking through
the event with a phone to their ear.
One person even leaned over with
the phone still to his ear and asked
an employer "What kind of jobs do
you have?"
Recently, we received a call from
an employer who interviewed one


of our clients. The employer told
us he might have been interested
in the candidate if he had not
been on the phone when he went
to greet him and then picked up
the phone during the interview
and said he had to take the call.
Imagine what was going through
the interviewer's mind.
I have had people text while I
was interviewing them, ask me to
hold while they took other calls,
and excuse themselves to answer
the phone.
Remember that when you inter-
view with someone this is your one


shot to make a great impression.
Turn your phone off and put it
away. The call will wait until you're
done. What did we ever do before
cell phones?


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Letters to


Move Jetta Point
I am writing concerning
your article ("Jetta Point
project questioned") on
the front page of the May
21 -June 3, 2010 Seminole
Voice.
The sub-headline, "After
years of park prepara-
tion, Seminole County
ambushed by opposi-
tion", certainly tells all
your readers what your
position is on the subject.
Inflammatory language
(ambushed) always sells
papers but might confuse
somebody not aware of the
facts that Seminole County
Commissioner Mike
McLean misrepresented.
The multi-modal facility
that was going to draw fans
and sports leagues from all
over the state was never
represented to the citizens
of the area around the
park. We (the voter/taxpay-
ers that live in the area of
the Jetta Point Park proj-
ect) were told that it was
going to be a neighborhood
park, with a dog run, a play-
ground, a couple of ball
fields for the local children,
you know, just a neighbor-
hood park. Surprise, sur-
prise, look what our little
neighborhood park has


grown up to be. The devel-
opmental meetings that
were going to take place
in the interim to keep us
informed on the progress
of our "neighborhood
park" never got scheduled
and Mr. McLean's "edu-
cational sessions" never
got announced either. Mr.
McLean, who represents
me in the Winter Springs
area, hasn't come to any
of the meetings that have
been taking place recently
concerning the objections
being raised. Perhaps he is
hoping to delay discussions
until after the election.
Nice try! We want this proj-
ect moved to another, more
suitable, site.
-Jay Clay
Winter Springs

Don't speak against
state's law
I realize that we are not
under an immediate threat
of needing a law such as
the Arizona Immigration
Law.
However, it will not be
too far off when immigra-
tion will become a hot but-
ton issue in our state.
There is already evidence
that some of the gangs


ruling neighborhoods in
California have moved to
certain areas of Florida and
are recruiting.
It irks me when I have
to listen to the president
of our nation standing tall
and vilifying the sovereign
state of Arizona for having
the audacity to take neces-
sary action to protect its
borders and mainly its resi-
dents.
I feel even worse when
the president and the
Congress of the United
States of America allow the
head of state of another
nation to stand brazenly in
the hall of Congress and to
watch our elected officials
give him a standing ovation
for lambasting the laws of
our country and the sover-
eign state of Arizona. This
is followed up by a black
tie dinner with all the trim-
mings at the expense of the
people he is condemning.
It is high time that the
people decided to put aside
friendships, emotions and
relationships and kick out
every incumbent that can
be shown has not respond-
ed to the very needs of the
people while adding to
his/her own financial and
economic benefit at our


expense.
Each and every elected
official who took an oath
of office to support and
defend the constitution
and speaking openly
against the Arizona law,
inciting to riot through
their acts and deeds and
supporting non-citizens
publicly speaking about
revolutions, claiming to be
socialists to the core, etc.
be droned out of office. I
believe there is still such
a thing as misfeasance
while in office, and some-
one ought to find a way to
implement it and apply it
to these rotten elected offi-
cials.
God save our country.
-Edward Martinez Jr.
Winter Springs

Energy change needed now
I'm writing this letter as
a very concerned citizen,
who would like to see real
change in this country in
regard to our energy needs
and uses.
We must, first and fore-
most, halt our dependence
on oil and strengthen our
commitment to develop-
ing and using alternative
energy sources.
After watching the news


for many weeks now about
the explosion and oil spill
in the Gulf of Mexico, one
of the worst environmental
disasters the USA has seen,
I asked myself who needs
further proof that this
endless thirst for oil puts
us and the world in grave
danger? Our environment
is jeopardized, our national
security is threatened, and
our future is in question.
There are much more
reasonable and sane alter-
natives. Fuel economy stan-
dards for cars and other
vehicles can be raised;
vehicles can be electrified;
public transportation can
be improved. Large cor-
porations should be held
more responsible for their
treatment of the environ-
ment and at the same time,
be rewarded for assuming
greener production strate-
gies.
It's time that we as
Americans take a much
more serious look at all
of this and at our relation
to the planet. We need to
ask President Obama and
Congress to create a real-
istic and robust plan for
energy change now.
-Dawn Landon
Sanford


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coming down to the
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as hard as I could. I
am looking forward
to vacation, maybe in
North Carolina.
-Brandon S.
16 years old


I've enjoyed partici-
pating in extra curric-
ular activities that are
different. I've been
JV Captain of the
Lacrosse Team. I was
in Italian Club and it's
been really fun. I also
signed up for the bio
tech class.
-Victoria S.
15 years old


I competed for the
first time in cross
country and track at
the state competi-
tion. I will attend the
University of North
Florida -they have a
good athletic training
program.
-Daniel S.
18 years old


I felt good about
holding our second
place in the state
cheer competition.
I'm looking forward
to being a senior
next year and be at
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captain of the varsity softball team and
we helped freshman with their soft-
ball skills. I'm going to Lake Sumter
College on a softball scholarship.
-Dani W.
18 years old


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Summer leagues take the field

After high school and college seasons end, be sure to catch these sports filled with up and comers


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
Looking for some high level
sports action this summer?
Look no further than two
leagues that have turned the
summertime lull in Central
Florida sports into a fan's
paradise.

Baseball's future stars
The crack of the first bat
is almost here, and it's
music to Florida Collegiate
Summer League vice presi-
dent Rob Sitz's ears. Baseball
season is coming back to
Central Florida, and it starts
tonight at Sanford Memorial
Stadium.
Two of the FCSLs longest-
lived teams The Winter
Park Diamond Dawgs and
the Sanford River Rats, are
also Seminole County's
closest teams. That longev-
ity comes mostly from their
consistently competitive
squads that have featured
some of the most exciting
offense and dominating
pitching in the league.
Winter Park's Anthony


Figliolia may be the Babe
Ruth of the FCSL, hammer-
ing an amazing .398 batting
average while earning a 2.94
ERA as starting pitcher for
the Dawgs.
Sanford plays out of
Sanford Memorial Stadium,
and Winter Park plays out
of Rollins College's Alfond
Stadium.

Soccer on a national scale
The Central Florida Kraze
have a new home and a
new home in the United
Soccer Leagues' Premier
Development League at the
same time.
The Kraze have been
strong competitors in the
PDL since their inception
in 1998. The team won the
national championship in
2004.
But despite carrying over
a few players from some
of their strongest seasons,
the Kraze are coming off
their worst showing since
their inaugural year. They
placed 6th in the Southeast
Division last year out of 8


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The crack of wooden bats fills stadiums throughout Central Florida at Florida Collegiate Summer League games, which feature col-
lege stars looking to make the majors. Above, the Diamond Dawgs take the field at Rollins College's Alfond Stadium.


teams.
But things have changed
already for the Kraze. Four
games into their 2010 sea-
son, they're 3-0-1 thanks to


a brick wall defense and the
top offense in the division.
Boasting an arrayofinter-
national stars and a fast-
paced offense, the Kraze


will battle their perennial
rival Bradenton at 7 p.m.
Saturday at Showalter Field
in Winter Park.


Football's big spring finale

Winter Springs hangs on to win while Oviedo and Lake Brantley dominate in their spring games


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
Football had a big finale
for teams across Seminole
County this past weekend,
with eight Seminole Athletic
Conference teams battling
each other for the title of
the best of what's coming.
Only upcoming seniors,
juniors, and sophomores
were on the field to show off
what the fall season could
be like for some changing
squads.
Lake Brantley dominated
Lake Howell in a 21-6 win
on the Patriots' home field


Friday night.
Hagerty, with vaunted
quarterback Jeff Driskel and
the helm getting ready for
his final season, tied with
Lyman 14-14.
Winter Springs struggled
to find offense all through-
out its game against Lake
Mary, but won out in a 16-13
nail biter in front of a big
crowd.
Oviedo traveled to
Seminole and destroyed the
Seminoles 18-2.


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE
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Capturing a dream at any age

James Carter, 70, is learning to read with help from the Adult Literacy League and an Oviedo nonprofit


KRISTY VICKERY
GUEST REPORTER
In the back of a crowded room,
James Carter rigorously studies the
sentence, slowly reading one word
at a time, "Dan-n-n picks up the box
and puts the s-s-snake in the r-r-riv-
er."
Carter may be reading at a first-
grade level, but he has far out-aged
grade school.
He is learning to do something
most people take for granted, learn-
ing to read at the age of 70.
"It's been rough for me," Carter
said. "But I think I am doing good."
Growing up was not easy for
Carter. He started working at when
he was 9, and said he never spent a
single day in school.
"I just worked all the time," Cart-
er said. "I traveled all around the
world on boxcars."
Carter is finally getting the
chance he never got growing up,
with the help of an Adult Litera-
cy League volunteer and the Vine
Thrift Store in Oviedo.


Jim Lewis, a 70-year-old retired
English teacher who volunteers his
time at the Adult Legacy League, has
been working with Carter an hour
and a half, twice a week, for the last
year.
"Mr. James is a client, but he is
more than that he is certainly
a buddy, and although he started
off really basic he's doing very well
now," Lewis said. "He never got to
learn any comprehension skills or
think quickly, until now, so it was all
about survival... not a single day in
school for an American citizen, isn't
that a tragedy?"
The two began meeting at the li-
brary, but quickly decided The Vine
Thrift Store, the place that brought
them together, was better suited for
their weekly sessions.
"We decided the library wasn't
working for us, but this (the Vine
Thrift Store) did," Lewis said. "And
Cindy was like the angel in the mid-
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In Winter Park, at the Mayflower,
I have been a participant of the
Toastmasters club for more than
three years. Within the last year, I
received the designation of Silver
Advanced Communicator.
At Toastmasters, we all grapple
with the same issue public speak-
ing. It is phenomenal to hear the
changes in people as they commit
to the program and pursue levels of
communication and leadership.
People of all ages can benefit
from Toastmasters. It will improve
your communication skills with fam-
ily, friends and associates. This hap-
pens in a friendly, supportive atmo-
sphere. For a nominal fee, you can
benefit from the weekly meetings
and helpful manuals.
The Mayflower Toastmasters
Club meets Fridays from noon to 1
p.m. Visit us to learn excellence in
communication and leadership skills.
For more information call 407-644-
1607.
-Carolyn Behling

From the Orange County
Commission On Aging Newsletter of
June 2010:
-Counsel for Caregivers Seminar -
"You are Extraordinary by Design"
presented by Larry Witzleben at
12:10 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 at
the downtown Orange County Library,
3rd Floor, Albertson Room. To RSVP
or for more information, call 407-
836-7446 or e-mail officeonaging@
ocfl.net.
-Hurricane Expo Orange County
hosts the two-day annual Hurricane
Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Friday, June 4, and from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at the
Fashion Square Mall. For information,


call 407-836-9140.
-OCAlert Sign up for instant weath-
er warnings and other County emer-
gency notices at https://ocalert.net/.
-Special Needs Registry The phone
number for Orange County's Special
Needs Registry has changed to 407-
836-9319. Or, you can dial "3-1-1".
-Brain Health Seminar Dr. Paul
Nussbaum will host a free brain
health seminar from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
on Friday, June 18, at the Winter Park
Towers. To register, call 407-843-
1910, ext. 301.

-Other News
Cool Web site www.afb.org/senior-
sitehome.asp help for seniors with
vision problems.
Statistics Visit www.cdc.gov/nchs/
data/databriefs/db31.htm to get
1999-2006 statistics on vision, hear-
ing, balance and sensory impairment
in Americans aged 70+.
Recession At www.prb.org/
Articles/201O/recessionolderameri-
cans.aspx, learn the effects of the
recession on American households
and seniors.
Drug Prices A new AARP report
finds Medicare consumers were hit
the largest recorded spike in brand-
name drug prices over the 12-month
period ending in March 2010. www.
aarp.org/health/drugs-supplements/.
Retirement Readiness The
Retirement Readiness Index released
a report and workbook on retire-
ment. Visit, www.metlife.com/mmi/
research/retirement-readiness-
index.html.
Financial Health A report reveals
that African Americans and Latinos
are particularly at-risk of poverty
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Initiatives, Inc. is celebrating their
10th anniversary serving the health
needs of the medically under-served
populations of Central Florida. Learn
more about their classes, screening
and programs at www.hhi2001.org.
-Did you know... In a survey of peo-
ple 70 and older, 1 in 6 had impaired


vision; 1 in 4 had impaired hearing;
1 in 4 had loss of feeling in the feet;
and 3 of 4 had abnormal postural
balance testing. Source: NCHS, NCHS
Data Brief, No. 31

-Recommended Reading ... "As
Time Goes By: Boomerang Marriages,
Serial Spouses, Throwback Couples,
and Other Romantic Adventures in an
Age of Longevity." Abigail Trafford


Vietnam Veterans of America will
hold the Biennial National Leadership
Conference from August 10-14 in
Orlando. Nearly 400 Vietnam veteran
leaders will gather at the Rosen Centre
to take part in seminars, meetings, a
golf tournament, and other activities,
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