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Twin cities 1 .


push business

ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE

The twin cities aren't just
in Minnesota anymore
- at least according to
Winter Springs Mayor
John Bush.
They're right in
Seminole County, and
they're making a big push
to turn the State Road
417 corridor into the
next economic explosion
in Central Florida.
The idea driving it: Two
cities, Oviedo and Winter
Springs, are finally com-
ing together and working
as one.
"We'll have a better
chance getting things
done if we work togeth-
er," Bush said at a Sept.
29 meeting in Oviedo.
"We need to think of each
other as twin cities rather
than individuals."
Sitting across a square
ring of tables in the mid-
dle of the City Council
Chamber, Oviedo Mayor
Dominic Persampiere was
thinking the same thing.
The two councils, along
with a few key members
of city staff, had formed
a brain trust in the past
year to try to funnel busi-
nesses that would other-
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Senior Engineer Dustin Pham inspects a photovoltaic panel at BlueChip Energy's solar panel factory in Lake Mary.

Seminole County firms face tough times after solar incentive program expiration


SARAH WILSON
GUEST REPORTER


Solar may be the energy of
the future, but some ques-
tion the brightness of its
future here in the Sunshine
State.
The solar energy indus-
try took a hit this summer
when the Florida Solar
Energy System Incentives


Program ended on June
30. This four-year program,
enacted in 2006, boosted
the solar energy indus-
try by offering consum-
ers monetary rebates after
installing a solar system of
$4 per watt based on the
total wattage rating of the
system purchased.
No further legislation


has been passed, and this
has left many Central
Florida solar companies
scrambling.
"Across the country,
we're doing well," said Tod
Ellington of Altamonte
Springs-based solar energy
company UMA Solar. "But
in Florida and in Central
Florida, there's hardly any


incentives out there for
consumers and homeown-
ers to be able to incorpo-
rate solar as cost effectively
as it should be."
Since the incentive pro-
gram ended, Ellington
said, he has progressively
watched the company's

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Reshaping Florida's political map


SARAH WILSON
GUEST REPORTER


As the November mid-term
elections loom, the debate
over the amendments on
the ballot heats up.
Amendments 5 and 6
are causing a stir over how
the entire state will be
represented in the future.
If passed, Amendment 5
would set standards for
the drawing, or redrawing,
of legislative districts, and
Amendment 6 would set
the same standards for con-
gressional districts.
The amendments have
sparked two active cam-


paigns: those supporting
this new "fair districting"
method and others calling
for Floridians to protect
their vote and "nix 5 and
6."
Amendments 5 and 6
call for standards in the
redistricting process that
would call for all districts
to be contiguous, compact,
and where feasible, equal
in population and making
use of existing city, county
and geographical boundar-
ies. The amendments also
state that no district can be
drawn to deny minorities
the equal opportunity to
participate in the political


process.
"I'm not going to tell you
this is going to make every-
thing perfect, but it's going
to help," Nancy C. Jacobson,
an elected member of
the Democratic National
Committee, said.
Jacobson, a vocal sup-
porter of the amendments,
said that passing 5 and 6
would be a step in the right
direction toward ending
the gerrymandering - leg-
islators drawing districts to
benefit their political party
- process in Florida.
The support for her posi-
tion, she says, is in the cur-
rent map of Florida's con-


gressional
districts.


and legislative


"Look at the map and see
if it makes sense to you,"
she challenges citizens.
Charley Williams, the
president of the League of
Women Voters in Orange
County, also uses the
maps as a defense, point-
ing out congressional dis-
trict 3, headed by U.S. Rep.
Corrine Brown. It stretches
from Jacksonville, over to
Gainesville and down to
parts of Orlando.
"What do these people
living in Jacksonville have

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Candidates spar at debate

The economy dominated a discussion that at times put opponents on the spot about business, layoffs


Candidates (from left) Paul Sladek, Cindy Drago, Rob Thrift, Judith Dolores Smith, Darrell Lopi


PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK - THE VOICE
ez, Matthew Schwartz and Bob Pollack at the Oct. 5 debate.


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE

Seven candidates are bat-
tling for one seat on the
Oviedo City Council this
election season. Tuesday
night, they tried to differen-
tiate themselves, debating
in front of a packed Oviedo
Women's Club.
The economy dominat-
ed the night as candidates
spoke nearly universally
in favor of lower taxes, tax
incentives for businesses
and cuts to the city bud-
get. But few offered ideas
on how they would help
balance the budget in lean
years while cutting taxes
for businesses.
"The role of government
is to get out of the way
of business," said candi-
date Rob Thrift, though he
added that the government
should offer incentives to
lure business to Oviedo.
Candidate Paul Sladek
noted his experience in
helping bring new busi-
nesses to town, adding that
Oviedo should position
itself as a hotbed for busi-


ness growth, to improve
the tax base and keep the
city's budget healthy.
Candidate Matthew
Schwartz said that the
Oviedo Marketplace needs
to be marketed more aggres-
sively to draw in business,
capitalizing on community
events.
"We need to educate our
citizens on the importance
of having a mall," Schwartz
said..
He also said that the city
needs to focus on finalizing
plans to bring a hospital to
the area.
Though all but one were
optimistic about the city's
ability to quickly pull in
new business and tax dol-
lars, many of the candi-
dates turned evasive when
faced with the question of
which program, position or
budget item they would cut
in bad times. The city has
recently been forced to cut
some positions and freeze
hiring in others in order to
make up for recent budget
shortfalls.
Candidate Darrell Lopez
was the quickest to offer a
firm answer.


"I would look at hard-
ware," Lopez said. "Police
vehicles, other city equip-
ment - can we extend their
lifespan?"
Candidate Judith Dolores
Smith most frequently dif-
fered from her opposition,
being the first to suggest
cutting employee benefits
as well as being the only
candidate voting in favor
of Amendment 4, which
would give more power to
individual voters to deter-
mine land-use changes in
their area.
Asked what she would
cut from the city budget if
necessary, she was initially
vague with her answer.
"No department will be
safe," Smith said. When
asked for a firm answer, she
suggested that all employ-
ees should share the bur-
den of a down economy.
"Cutting retirement funds,"
Smith said. "That's the ele-
phant in the room."
Thrift agreed. "We might
have to cut into pension
payments," he said.
"There are some posi-
tions that I think we could
replace with volunteers,"


candidate Cindy Drago said,
noting that the recently
eliminated City Hall recep-
tionist position could eas-
ily be filled by a volunteer.
"There are plenty of people
in the city who would love
to help."
Sladek suggested delays
on some maintenance
such as road paving, and
the elimination of the city's
Crossroads newsletter.
"Eliminating positions
can cause issues," Sladek
said, noting that the miss-
ing receptionist has caused
confusion and frustratiorf
for callers who are rout-
ed through to the wrong
departments.
Despite stating repeat-
edly that taxes needed to
be lowered, Thrift said that
the budget was as lean as it
could be.
"There's nothing left to
cut," Thrift said, but when
pressed for an answer he
replied that some higher-
level positions could pos-
sibly be axed. "We may be
management-heavy."
A rare dose of humor
lightened up the mood late
in the debate, courtesy of


Schwartz.
"I'd like to whack the guy
who's stealing my candidate
signs," Schwartz said jok-
ingly. "I think it's premature
to put a bulls eye on any-
one's back." Later, he said
he'd consider outsourcing
jobs in the Recreation and
Parks Department.
"When it comes down to
bare bones, you have to cut
out the fun," candidate Bob
Pollack said, suggesting that
parks and recreation opera-
tions be modified or cut to
save on the budget. He said
that he would not permit
cutting back on safety, such
as reducing the amount of
available fire engines dur-
ing hours demanding less
manpower.
At the end of the
debate, Mayor Dominic
Persampiere, whose recent-
ly vacated Council seat is
the one up for grabs, praised
the group of candidates for
offering insightful answers
despite some daunting
questions.
"You all did a fine job,"
Persampiere said.


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SOLAR I Lake Mary solar panel manufacturer offers lease-to-own to stay afloat


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business in Central Florida
dwindle. The interest in
solar energy options among
citizens, however, is still
there.
"I think the Central
Florida community would
be very interested in incor-
porating solar - we have
a lot of inquiries but most
people are just sitting wait-
ing for the state of Florida
to come up with programs
that are going to help them
like many states across the
country are," Ellington
said.
Alex Mack, a representa-
tive for the Florida Energy
Climate Commission oper-
ating under Gov. Charlie
Crist's "Serve to Preserve"
initiative, said there is cur-
rently no legislation in the
works to reinstate the pro-
gram. The commission's


website states in bold print
that as of May 3 this year,
funding for the solar rebate
program is no longer avail-
able.

Program backlogged
Mack said that according
to the legislation, custom-
ers that had a solar system
installed before the June 30
deadline have 120 days after
the program ended to apply
for the rebate - meaning
until the end of this month.
However, Mack said the
most recently published
numbers indicate that the
program is still backlogged,
owing applicants about $54
million. Some $13.9 million
of that amount has been set
aside and is awaiting leg-
islative approval to be dis-
persed.
Patrick Robinson, an
engineer with the Florida
Solar Energy Center located


in Cocoa Beach, agrees that
the lack of incentive-relat-
ed legislation in the state
is the largest factor hold-
ing the solar energy market
back in Florida.
Some strides have been
made such as the solar sys-
tem installed on the roof
of the Orlando Convention
Center and another solar
farm at the Kennedy Space
Center. The largest system
in the state, the DeSoto
Next Generation Solar
Energy Center in Arcadia,
has the capability to supply
power to more than 3,000
homes.
"State energy rebates
on hold or funding has
exhausted are some of
the main problems facing
Florida homeowners who
are trying to have their
homes become more ener-
gy efficient," Robinson said.


The future
In order to keep business
afloat, other local com-
panies such as Lake Mary-
headquartered BlueChip
Energy are doing all they
can to generate business.
For them, this means mak-
ing solar energy as afford-
able as possible.
To do this, in the past
year, they've gone from a
solely solar manufactur-
ing company to adopt-
ing methods to become a
"solar value chain", provid-
ing everything from sales
to manufacturing to instal-
lation.
Lawrence Hefler, direc-
tor of corporate market-
ing for BlueChip, said the
company has also used a
manufacturer's rebate and
a lease-to-own option to
help customers finance
their solar systems.
"We're able to keep our


costs competitive because
we're a manufacturer of
solar panels ... we manage
the cost and we manage the
process, so it becomes a lot
more appealing to people
because you're basically
buying directly from the
factory," Hefler said.
He said so far this year,
BlueChip has installed 55
solar energy systems, about
80 percent of them in resi-
dential properties. He's
optimistic that business
will only continue to get
better in the future.
"I like to say that the
future is bright," he said.
"We're in the Sunshine
State, it's a renewable ener-
gy resource and there's a
demand for alternative
energy... This is a long-term
solution for dealing with
rising energy costs and the
environmental impact of
standard forms of energy
we've been using all along."


DISTRICTS I Confusing districts could be reshaped to be more contiguous


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in common with us living in
Orlando?" he asked.
They both hope that the
passing of these amend-
ments would lead to "fairer"
redistricting come 2011.
Others, however, do not
see the passing of amend-
ments 5 and 6 as the best
way to go about handling
Florida's districting issues.
"The amendments both
have some good and some
bad, but the question is do
the good outweigh the bad?"
Florida District 22 Senator
David Simmons said.
He's not so sure. Simmons
is wary that the language
in the amendments weigh
more heavily toward the
bad. He cites that when the
amendment states that dis-
tricts cannot be drawn "to
diminish" the racial minori-
ties ability to elect represen-
tatives of their choice, some
districts could be frozen the
way they are.
Like Williams, Simmons
cited congressional district
3 as an example. This dis-
trict, he said, has significant
minority citizenship. If the
amendment passes, he fears
that this district could be
frozen in its current state
because, as stated in the
amendments, racial and
language minorities cannot
have any less ability to elect
the representative of their
choice.
That means, he argues,


that if the amendments
are passed, district 3 could
not be redrawn with any
less minority representa-
tion than it has right now.
This, he says, invalidates the
intention of the amend-
ments.
"There is a strong argu-
ment that this is the way it's
going to be interpreted, and
that initiates the question
of why we're doing this,"
Simmons said.
Simmons also states that
using geographical bound-
aries, as the amendments
suggest is not necessar-
ily logical. He offers instead
that lines should be drawn
if anything by community
relationship boundaries.
"What is the use of using
boundaries like the Orange/
Seminole county line? That
doesn't have a whole lot of
meaning for anyone and
has been in place for over
100 years," he said.
Supporters on each
side may not agree on the
amendments themselves,
but they both agree on
one thing, citizens need to
inform themselves by read-
ing the amendments before
forming an opinion. And
most importantly, they need
to get out to the polls on
Nov. 2 and vote.
For more information,
visit the Collins Center for
Public Policy at www.col-
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Politics and festivals dot the calendar


Maybe fall is here. This past
week has been enjoyable,
especially last weekend
for those who attended
the First United Methodist
Church's Harvest Jamboree.
The Whale of a Sale was a
huge success too. Vendors
were happy and the silent
auction and food sales did
well. Why, the weather
was great and people were
out enjoying the sunny
and cool days. It looks like
we will be in for nice fall
weather from now on. I
hope I'm not speaking
out of turn. My friends up
north would say different,
but they have had their
share of crazy weather.
Look at the Washington,
D.C., area - they had a
minor earthquake last
weekend.

Candidate forum
Saturday, Oct. 9, the
Greater Oviedo Political
Women's Network invites
the community to a forum
for Oviedo City Council
Candidates from 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at the Memorial
Building in downtown


Oviedo. Refreshments will
be served and the public is
welcome to invite as many
people as possible.

Social time
Please note the date
change of the Oviedo
Historical Social. It will be
Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at
the Memorial Building on
Central Avenue. This is not
a permanent date change.
Do come and bring a
friend - all are welcome.
Light refreshments will be
served.

Adopt a Golden
Pet lovers - the Golden
Retriever Rescue of Mid-
Florida is seeking foster
homes to provide tempo-
rary care while Goldens
are waiting adoption into
permanent homes. Anyone
interested can read more
about our foster care at
www.grrf.org or call 407-
332-2840. I must say these
dogs are wonderful and
such a love. I had one for
12 years till cancer took
him.


Mall walking
Come join the walking
group in the mall during
the weekday mornings. We
start around 8:45 a.m. and
walk, talk and look into
store windows. We have
a lot of fun and several of
the gals have been walk-
ing for years. It is good
exercise. Just put on some
comfy clothes, good walk-
ing shoes and pop in at
the Oviedo Marketplace.
Park at the old Bed, Bath &
Beyond building and look
for a bunch of gals just
walking along.

Fall festival
Oktoberfest takes place
from noon until 4 p.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 9 at the VFW
Post 10139, 300 Lake Mills
Ave., Chuluota. The event
includes lunch, children's
games and festive music.
Please bring canned food
for donation to the local
food pantry at the HOPE
Foundation. The event
is being presented by St.
Luke's Lutheran Church
and VFW.

Field trip anyone?
Tuesday, Oct. 12, the
Oviedo Gymnasium and
Aquatic Facility, 148
Division St., Oviedo, is
sponsoring the trip to
Seminole Hard Rock Casino
in Tampa. The bus will
depart at 8 a.m. and return


at 5:30 p.m. The deadline
to register is Friday, Oct. 8
and the cost is $25, which
includes bus transporta-
tion. If you need more
information, please call
407-971-5575.

Book reading
"Making Toast": A Reading
by Roger Rosenblatt, prize-
winning author, novelist,
playwright and essay-
ist, will be at the Bush
Auditorium, Rollins College
at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
13. He will read from his
work of "Making Toast",
an unforgettable story of
tragedy and recovery based
on the sudden death of his
38-year-old daughter. There
will be a book signing after
his talk.

Another reading
Also, the Winter Park
Institute at Rollins
will present "Tears and
Laughter": A Reading
by Daniel Menaker, the
author of two New York
Times Notable Books, and
executive editor-in-chief
of Random House, at 7
p.m. Friday, Oct. 15. The
reading will take place in
the Bush Auditorium of
the college, and Menaker
will read from both his
serious and comic works.
Menaker, who writes in his
own words, "including the
sublime and the ridiculous


in almost equal measure",
has written several works
of fiction and nonfiction
and has contributed essays,
humor and journalism to
every major American mag-
azine and roughly five dif-
ferent sections of the New
York Times.

Pumpkin picking
It is time to get that pump-
kin for trick-or-treat night.
I know just the spot: The
Pumpkin Patch on Red Bug
Lake Road, right-hand side
between the Florida Care
Center and the ABC Liquor
Store. The Pumpkin Patch
is sponsored by the First
United Methodist Church
of Oviedo's Teen Mission
group. Children can enjoy
storytelling and other
activities while selecting
their very special pump-
kin. All proceeds go to the
church's teen missions.

A thought
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which even the youngest
child can operate, is called
a grandparent." -Sam
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wise have settled along 1-4,
and bring them into the
middle of the county.
But the two cities lacked
a defining concept to frame
their plan, with a working
title of Seminole Way. At
their late September meet-
ing, Bush's "twin cities"
idea seemed to gain trac-
tion immediately.
"We're more visible to
the county if we're together
on this," Persampiere said.
Getting the attention of
larger entities was part of
the idea behind the eco-
nomic development com-
mittee. With Seminole
County largely segmented


into individual municipali-
ties, the two cites of mid-
dling size compared to
big Sanford, with 50,000,
and tiny Longwood, with
15,000, had little economic
pull by themselves.
Another big factor hold-
ing the two cities back -
location. With most of the
county's economic activity
centered along the ribbon
of 1-4 speeding commuters
to and from Orlando and
Disney World, Seminole
County's two easternmost
cities were stuck with the
less popular 417 corridor.
"[The Seminole County
Commission] tends to pay
more attention to the 1-4
corridor - the road to


Disney World," Bush said.
"We've got to show them
that the 417 is the road of
the future."
That future may see high
rises towering over the 417
corridor if Seminole Way
can pull businesses in that
then magnetized other
business, Winter Springs
Commissioner Rick Brown
said.
"It's really about how do
we bring businesses in to
build those high rises along
the 417," Brown said.
The seeds of that future
growth may be right at the
county's doorstep, Bushsaid.
On the other side of a thin
stretch of McCulloch Road
bisecting the Seminole and


Orange County, one of the
biggest economic engines
in the region, the University
of Central Florida, contin-
ues to churn out business
and technology incubation
programs.
Bush said he's hoping to
make the university a big
part of the Seminole Way
initiative. That may involve
a complete rebranding
effort, he said.
"Seminole Way stops at
the county line," Bush said.
"UCF is right on the other
side. We need to rebrand
to include UCF. They drive
this. They're a very big part
of this."
With burgeoning inno-
vative businesses develop-


ing in the incubators, such
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October - A time to protect our own


By Karen McEnany-Phillips


October is Domestic
Violence Awareness month
and it takes on greater sig-
nificance as the statistics in
Central Florida are steeply
increasing even as violent
crime in general is decreas-
ing.
Seminole County has
had a domestic violence
problem for quite some
time and it is so sad to see
it escalate as we navigate
through difficult economic
times. Sad, but not surpris-
ing as the stress of families
losing jobs, homes and eco-
nomic power takes its toll
on self esteem, marriages,
relationships and the most
vulnerable among us pay
the price.
Not that everything
would be fine if real estate
was healthy and every-
one was working. People
cannot love, live or work
their way out of domestic
violence. No one can live
perfectly and acquiesce
to someone else's idea of


how to live in order to
avoid abuse. But statistics
prove that financial stresses
can certainly escalate the
abuser's insecurities and
issues of power and con-
trol, which are taken out
on spouses and children.

Seek help
It can't be said in strong
enough terms that if you
or someone you know is
a victim of mental, ver-
bal, physical or economic
abuse, please seek help
from some of the amazing
resources available here in
Seminole County. Training,
education, support and
relief are available from
Seminole County Sheriffs
Department, Oviedo Police
Department, SafeHouse
of Seminole, KidsHouse
of Seminole and Florida
Coalition Against Domestic
Violence, and they are all
just a phone call away. The
numbers for SafeHouse
of Seminole are 800-500-


1119 and 407-330-3933, a
24-hour crisis hotline and
the website www.safehou-
seofseminole.org has so
much information to help,
including how to protect
your privacy when using
the site.

You're not alone
Probably the single most
important fact to remem-
ber if you are facing this
issue: you don't have to go
it alone. Right here, close
to home, hundreds of
women have walked this
path before you. For better
or for worse, because the
issue has grown in scope
here in our own backyard,
SafeHouse of Seminole is
able to provide guidance,
education, legal resources,
shelter and relief, because
their volunteers and coun-
selors (some of them are
survivors) have heard your
story a thousand times
over.
People with power and
control issues are not abu-
sive or violent every min-
ute of the day. There are
behavioral cycles where
honeymoon periods may
occur and the abuser may
be sweet and apologetic,
especially after abusive
incidents. During new


relationships, the abusive
signals may be hidden.
But they never stay under-
ground for long and being
willing to recognize them
is critical. Once an abuser
has taken possession of you
or your family, it becomes
more difficult to extract
yourself from the situation.
This is why we hear the
stories of the ex-boyfriend
who stalks the woman and
her loved ones whom he
can't give up.

The process
Understanding how and
what to document, who
to tell and how to be pre-
pared for the unexpected
will empower victims and
your loved ones, which is
crucial to your mental and
physical well-being. Tell
someone at work, talk to
someone in your neighbor-
hood, make the call to the
professionals, make a plan
and learn what you need to
survive.
Many folks are looking
for ways to give back to the
community and what bet-
ter way to do that than to
support some of the orga-
nizations here in Seminole
County who serve victims
of domestic violence?
SafeHouse of Seminole


always needs volunteers,
donations, sponsors and
event support.

Awareness luncheon
Wednesday, Oct. 20 is the
annual domestic violence
awareness luncheon for
Seminole County at noon
at the Lake Mary Marriott.
Tickets can be purchased
online and if you can
go, you will be amazed
at the community sup-
port, brought to tears by
the testimony and loss of
lives just in the past year,
and re-energized by the
partnerships between the
Seminole County Sheriffs
Department, the Board of
County Commissioners and
the judicial system working
together to prevent further
loss of life and improve our
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compose what we loosely define
as a salad. In the etymology of our
diet, salads find their roots in the
salted dressings applied to edible
greens, eventually evolving into
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tein or fruit and our salads become
the meal 'du jour'.
Let us do lettuce, a crop that
will produce one of the greatest
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ited space of our residential farms.
Important caveat: iceberg lettuce is
not the variety we should grow in
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Local tales of the weird

The Museum of Seminole County hosts "The Weird, Strange and Unexplained in Seminole County"


BRITTNI JOHNSON
GUEST REPORTER
The Museum of Seminole
County History is explor-
ing something that doesn't
usually get much play. It
involves flying toads, river
monsters and skunk apes.
"This is a side of history
that we never talk about,"
said Charlie Carlson, local
historian and author of sev-
eral weird Florida books.
"The Weird, Strange and
Unexplained in Seminole
County" exhibit, which is
open through November,
features strange animals,
people and happenings
found in Seminole County.
They range from the Florida
skunk ape to local late
magician Harry Wise. About
a year ago, the idea came
to Paul Zuromski, on the
Seminole County Historical
Commission, and Kim
Nelson, the museum's coor-
dinator.
"In a time of budget cuts,
I thought, what can we do


"The Weird, Strange and
Unexplained in Seminole
County" exhibit at the Museum
of Seminole County History
is open now through Nov.
20. Check out weird experts
Charlie Carlson and Scott
Marlowe at the museum on
Oct. 13 when they'll talk about
how they've gathered all the
information and strange stuff
for the exhibit.


to get some interest here?"
Zuromski said.
And so they contact-
ed local weird historians
Carlson and Scott Marlowe,
who pulled from their
own strange collections
and expertise to create
the exhibit. Nelson said
she hopes to spark some
interest with the younger
crowd.
"The problem with his-
tory is that young people
don't seem to grab onto it,"
she said.
But that is what makes
this exhibit special - it is
history with a twist that
will capture any imagina-
tion, Nelson said.
"This is really opening
their minds to the possibili-
ties," Marlowe said.
The possibility of ghosts
and creatures right in their
own backyard is something
people can't help but be
drawn to. It adds spice to
history, which even Nelson
admits can get dry.
"Folklore is part of the
fabric of a culture," Carlson
said. "It's those things that
kind of hold us together.
This is our escape."
"It's fun, but still his-
torically accurate," Nelson
said.
So let your mind wander,
and escape into something
a bit different, while learn-
ing a little about Seminole
County's history.
Here's some of the weird
stuff you'll find at the exhib-
it:
*There's the skunk ape,
"Florida's Bigfoot," a crea-
ture that looks like a big


PHOTO BY KATIE DEES - THE VOICE
Charlie Carlson, Florida's "Master of the Weird", stands with his boxer Miss Scarlet next to The Red Rocker and Maggie Bell's
Spirit table, just two of the pieces he has contributed to the Museum of Seminole County History.


ape that walks on two legs.
It's named and known for
its smell, which cryptozo-
ologist Marlowe said is like
a skunk and wet dog. While
the creature is thought of as
a myth, Marlowe said he's
seen the ape three times,
once in Winter Park.
*Then there's the
Longwood Toad Invasion
of 1982. One morning that
year, residents woke up
to find loads of toads had
found their way to their
neighborhoods. After a few
days of dealing with the
critters, one day the peo-
ple woke up and they were
mysteriously gone again.
Did they fall from the sky?


* Maggie Bell's Spirit
Table is another odd-
ity you'll get to see in per-
son. Florida weird expert
Carlson loaned the muse-
um the table, which Maggie
levitated.
*Carlson also loaned the
Red, Rocker, a tiny child's
rocking chair that some-
times rocks on its own. The
chair was his grandmoth-
er's, and Carlson grew up
seeing the chair move for no
reason. It might have been
just a draft, but he likes to
think there's a ghost rock-
ing the chair.
*One strange happening
with a spot at the exhibit is
the 1-4 Dead Zone, said to


be an area on Interstate 4
in Seminole County where
there are graves beneath
the road. In that spot, peo-
ple have seen ghost hitch-
hikers and strange orbs of
light, heard unknown voic-
es while they're on their
cell phones and clear radio
signals change to static.
There's also a claim of a
high number of accidents
and deaths in this stretch.
You will also find a geode
from outer space, mastodon
teeth, ghosts, graveyards,
a river monster and some
very strange people. So take
some time, "suspend your
disbelief," and let yourself
be drawn into the tales.


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Calendar Charity golf tournament tees up Oct. 15 to raise money for holiday bikes for kids


The American Red Cross
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classes to students ages 11-15
on the importance of leadership,
infant care, accident prevention,
basic CPR and first aid. Deadline
for registration is one week prior
to course date, or until full. A
class will be taught at Riverside
Park, 1600 Lockwood Blvd., from
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday,
Oct. 18. The course costs $45
for Oviedo city residents and
$55 for non-residents. For more
information, call 407-971-5575.

"Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse"
previews on Thursday, Oct.
21, and opens on Saturday,
Oct. 23 running until Nov. 7 in
the Margeson Theater at the
Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Tickets can be purchased at
www.orlandoshakes.org
Bentley Elementary will host a
5K run at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 23 at Fort Mellon Park in
downtown Sanford. The Kid Fun
Run begins at 8:30 a.m. It costs
$25 per person and $10 for
children 12 and younger to run in
the race. To register, visit www.
bentley5k.com

Rock Springs, 400 E. Kelly Park
Road, hosts the fourth Annual
Cardboard Canoe Regatta
beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday,
Oct. 23 with the race at 1 p.m.
The deadline to register a team
is Friday, Oct. 15 for $20 per
team. Teams of four will have
three hours to design and build
a canoe made of only cardboard
and duct tape, and promptly at
1 p.m., the teams will then race
their cardboard canoes/ships
in the Rock Springs River. The
Regatta will also feature face
painting, games, music and free
giveaways to participants and
spectators. For information or to
register, call 407-889-4179.

From now until Sunday, Dec.
19, the Orlando Science Center
will be showing "Ultimate Wave:
Tahiti" on Fridays and Sundays at
4 p.m. and "Sharks" on Saturdays
at 4 p.m. for $10. This ticket is
only good for admission to the
film and can be purchased after
3:30 p.m. on the day the film is
running. For more information,
visit www.osc.org or call 407-
514-2000.

The Seminole County Gun &
Archery Range is hosting a Youth
Rifle Safety Training Program on
the first Sunday of each month
through Dec. 5. This event is
free for ages 10-17, but requires
reservations. The program offers
instructions on safe rifle handling
and a one-on-one training and
shooting exercises with a rifle
instructor. The range is located
on East Osceola Road in Geneva.
For more information, call 407-
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KAREN MCENANY-PHILLIPS
THE VOICE
They pump pedals, grip
handlebars, feel freedom -
kids and bikes are a perfect
match.
.For the last decade,
Seminole County grand-
fathers Al Franks and Tom
Arthur have led a grassroots
effort to give underprivi-
leged youngsters the thrill
of a shiny new bike for
Christmas, plus a bike lock
and helmet.
This dynamic duo has
17 grandchildren between
them and, like their fami-
lies, the Christmas Bike
Program has expanded as
they have mobilized a net-
work of friends, neighbors
and colleagues, including
the Rotary Clubs of Oviedo
and Winter Springs.
The 60-something
friends have perfected a
charity model that provides
new bikes for several area
programs, including Winter
Springs Police's Shop with a
Cop and the Holiday Store
at St. Stephen Catholic
Church.

Play golf
As families struggle finan-
cially, Arthur and Franks
understand that many
kids are less likely to find
a bicycle under the tree on
Christmas morning. This
year, they have organized a
charity golf tournament set
for Friday, Oct. 15 at Twin
Rivers Country Club in
Oviedo to raise money and
awareness for the effort,
which provided 250 bikes
last year and more than
1,800 to date.



Christmas Bike Program
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Al Franks 407-687-6637
Tom Arthur 407-312-8393

Bikes For Kids Charity
Golf Tournament
Friday Oct. 15
Twin Rivers Country Club
2100 Ekana Road
Oviedo, FL 32765


Arthur runs the Oviedo-
Winter Springs Regional
Chamber of Commerce
golf tournament and hopes
to attract new individuals,
groups and businesses.
"You don't have to play
golf to participate," Arthur
said. The Christmas Bike
Program website, he said,
lists a dozen different spon-
sorships and opportunities
to give door prizes and cash
donations.

Shop with a Cop
Arthur partners with Winter
Springs Corporal Allison
Smith (formerly Swain),
who has been leading the
Shop with a Cop program
for the last 12 years. Smith,
now communications
manager for Winter Springs
Police, describes the Shop
with a Cop experience as
memorable for about 50
children, who are selected
by their school's guidance
counselors.
They begin with a hot
breakfast cooked by the
police department, then
caravan with their "cop
buddy" to the local Wal-
Mart to start shopping. Just
when the day can't get any
better, Santa stops by with
a delivery of brand new
wheels.
"No matter how many
years I've been doing this, it
still gives me goose bumps
and tears," Smith said.
"Unfortunately, many of
these kids have only seen
a policeman when some-
thing bad has happened to
them or their family. This
program shows them we're
the good guys."
Smith is appreciative of
all donations, and she notes
that cash is needed in addi-
tion to wrapping paper and
tape.

Holiday store
Franks works with Gail
Dula, outreach life coor-
dinator at St. Stephen
Catholic Church in Winter
Springs, which hosts a holi-
day shopping store for local
families.
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Emily tries out her bike at last year's Shop with a Cop event, sponsored by the
Winter Springs Police Department. Each child at the event gets a donated bike.


angel helpers who assist
with gift selection, wrap-
ping and babysitting servic-
es at the church. Families
are selected by school
counselors from the area
public schools who know
the needs of families and
students. Many of these
families are in the Families
in Transition and Pathways
to Home programs.
Although kids use their
bike for enjoyment, many
use the bike as their prima-
ry means of transportation
to school.
"When we hear the sirens
of the Oviedo Police escort
and see the caravan of bikes
heading our way from Al's
house, it brings tears to our
eyes," Dula said.

Getting 'hooked'
Franks arranges for the
bikes to be unloaded in his
driveway, where the volun-


teers can see the impact of
their generosity up close. It
is Franks' secret weapon.
"Once you see all the
bikes, you're hooked," he
said, adding that there aren't
many dry eyes as the bikes
are loaded into cars, trucks,
trailers and even boats and
escorted to Santa's secret
locations.
Franks hopes others
will adopt this model so
more kids can get bikes for
Christmas, such as Oviedo's
Outback Steakhouse,
whose bartenders plan to
donate their evening tips
on Monday, Nov. 29.
. The duo admits the bikes
seem to get heavier each
year, but they wouldn't have
it any other way.
"It's a lot of hard work
but we can't do enough.
This is our Christmas when
we see the looks on their
faces," Franks said.


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Notes


The Florida Departmentof Education
named 60 Seminole County Public
Schools as Five Star Schools for the
2009-10 school year. To earn this
award, schools must show evidence
of exemplary community involvement
in the areas of business partnerships,
family involvement, volunteers,
student community service and
school advisory councils.

Dale Coleman, of Oviedo, was
installed as president of the Kiwanis
Club of Oviedo-Winter Springs, during
the club's Annual Installation Dinner


on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Deer
Run Country Club. President-elect
Bob Archie, Treasurer John Barnocky,
Assistant Treasurer Kathy McDonald
and Secretary Kathy Leitch were also
inducted.

Comedian Larry the Cable Guy's
charitable organization, The Git-R-
Done Foundation, donated $5 million
to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
for further development of the
International Hip Dysplasia Institute.
Hip dysplasia is the medical term for
instability, or looseness, of the hip


joint that affects thousands of children
each year. For information orto donate,
visit www.gitrdonefoundation.org

UCF Athletics is showing their
appreciation for Seminole County
by offering discounted tickets to
residents and businesses located in
that county for the CUSA rivalry game
against East Carolina at 3:30 p.m.
on Saturday, Oct. 30. To purchase
tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com/
event/22004502901 E3491 ?did=sav
e5 and enter the promo code SAVE 5.
For more information, call 407-823-


4542.

At Lake Howell High School, 101
students have earned AP Scholar
Awards in recognition of their
exceptional achievementonAP Exams.
Four students, Timothy Groves, Chyah
Halikman, Petal Laborde, and Bradley
Nicks, qualified for the National AP
Scholar Award by earning an average
grade of 4 or higher on all AP exams
taken, and grades of 4 or higher on
eight or more of these exams.

The Rotary Club of Casselberry is


establishing a fund, which is to be
managed and used by the Family in
Transition program of the Seminole
County Public Schools, for the
purpose of providing bus passes and
gas cards to families-in-transition for
their transportation needs. On Oct.6,
the Club presented a check of $1,000
to FIT as the initial investment to
launch the RotaWheels program. Visit
www.scps.kl 2.fl.us/titlel /Home/
FamiliesinTransition.aspx


Calendar


Winter Springs High School and Hagerty
High School will face each other in a district
football game at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 live
on ESPNU. For more information, visit
www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.
php?eid=129509483767055

The authors of "From Central Florida to
College: Essays That Opened Doors" will hold
book signing at the Oviedo Borders bookstore
from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The book can
be ordered at exttraordinaryessays@gmail.
com. Proceeds from the sales of this non-profit
venture will go toward next year's students.

The Mane Attraction will be holding their
fall dance clinic at Oviedo High School from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. The event
is open to students, grades 1-12. Tickets
cost $20. For more information, visit www.
ManeAttractionDance.com.

Seminole County Natural Lands Program
is hosting Celebrate Central Florida's Native
Plants, in honor of Native Plant Awareness Day
and Plant Sale, at the Environmental Studies
Center at the Seminole County Spring Hammock
Preserve, 2985 Osprey Trail, in Longwood from
9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 9. For more
information or to register for the Swamp Walk
Hike, which costs $3, call 407-349-0959.

Enjoy Dinner & Movie Night at the Geneva
Bijou, 1st & Main, in Geneva at 6 p.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 9 and every second Saturday
of the month. The month's movie is "The Kid
Brother", a silent comedy, which starts at 7 p.m..
with a $5 donation per person or a $3 donation
for kids younger than 16.

Avalon Park will host its annual free Oktoberfest


celebration in downtown Avalon Park from 5-9
p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.

The German-American Society of Central
Florida will be hosting their own Oktoberfestwith
live bands, dance performances and German
cuisine from 2 p.m. until midnight on Saturday,
Oct. 9 at 381 Orange Lane in Casselberry. For
more information, call 407-834-0574.

The musical production of "The Sorcerer" is
coming to the Wayne Densch Performing Arts
Center, 201-203 S. Magnolia Ave., on Saturday,
Oct. 9 until Sunday, Oct. 17. Friday and Saturday
shows start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees
begin at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at
www.wdpac.com or by calling the box office at
407-321-8111.

The Seminole Audubon Society will hold its
annual "All About Birds" event in conjunction
with the "16th Annual Big Sit" bird count at the
Lake Jesup Wilderness Area, 5951 S. Sanford
Ave., from 7:20 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.
10. This free daylong event includes interactive
activities and a bird watching competition. For
more information, call 407-977-4389.

The Planetarium at Seminole State College
of Florida will hold its annual Halloween festival
and Halloween-themed show from 6-11 p.m.
on Saturday, Oct. 16. Halloween Extravaganza:
the planetarium's annual free event features a
haunted school; costume contest for children;
telescopes peering; and the show "Into the
West: Astronomical Origins of Halloween."
Also this month:
-"Into the West" will be presented from 8:30-
9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, Friday, Oct. 22,
Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30.


The Fine Arts Gallery at Seminole State College
of Florida will exhibit works by Orlando sculptor
Mindy Colton and Oviedo photographer Norman
Sandhaus. The exhibit will open with a reception
at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 in the Sanford/Lake
Mary Fine Arts Gallery. For more information,
visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts.

Lake Kathryn Estates in Casselberry will hold
a Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday,
Oct. 15 in the clubhouse. There will be free
health screenings, exhibits, gifts and drawings.
For more information, call 407-699-1513.

Seminole State's fourth annual Car and
Truck Show will highlight feature cars of the
future, classic cars, and alternative fuel vehicles.
The event, held in conjunction with National
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, will take
place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16
on the college's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus.

The Relay for Life of Geneva Chuluota will
host an event kickoff from 4-6 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 17 at the Yarborough Ranch on Snow Hill
Road. To RSVP, call 407-579-9749.

A bowling fundraiser will be held from 2-4
p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 at the Oviedo Bowling
Center, 376 E. Broadway St. It costs $12 per
person for two games and shoe rental. A portion
of the proceeds go to the Crohn's and Colitis
Foundation of America. For more information,
call 407-484-8773.

St. Stephen Catholic Community will host a
free concert by noted musician/singer/composer
Steve Angrisano at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. For
more information, call 407- 699-5683.

Breakthrough Fitness will begin offering


its six-week long fitness program Hot for the
Holidays on Oct. 18. The program includes 18
group workouts, menus and sample meal plans.
For more information, call 407-542-5910.

"Conservation Conversation" presented by
Florida Hospital RXPress Pharmacy, will host
a panel discussion on energy conservation
featuring Progress Energy and the Orange
County Environmental Protection Division
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday,
Oct. 20 at the UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center,
4000 Central Florida Blvd. Tickets cost $25 for
members and $35 for non-members. After the
Oct. 15 deadline $5 will be added those prices.
For more information, call 407-277-5951.

John Stewart, an expert on the life and
accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson, will
portray Thomas Jefferson at the Newcomers
of Central Florida's luncheon at Carrabba's
Italian Grill, 5820 Red Bug Lake Road in Winter
Springs, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday,
Oct. 21. Tickets cost $23. Advance reservations
are required. For more information, call 407-
359-1497 or visit newcomerscfl.org

Mission Road Church, 151 Mission Road in
Oviedo, presents "A Tea for Four Seasons"
with guest speaker Lucille O'Neal, mother of
Shaquille O'Neal, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.
23. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased by
calling 321-947-3688 or stopping by Mission
Road Church the week of Oct. 11-15 from 4-6
p.m. for the Tea and Book Signing.

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State
Road 426 in Oviedo, will be holding afree concert
at the church at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23. The Orlando
Philharmonic orchestra will be performing.


THE FES GERS OF



The Festival Singers of Florida is a highly select,
auditioned choral ensemble consisting of women and
men from throughout Florida. Several advocates of
choral music have joined together to create a choir that
will serve singers and patrons of Central Florida.
In addition to their passion for performing choral music,
nearly all of the FSOF members are music educators
throughout the state. Being a part of this group inspires
them to better teach the future generations
of choral music performers.

Their mission is "to provide an artistic outlet and
promote musical growth for outstanding singers in
Florida. The Festival Singers of Florida is dedicated to
expanding the awareness and appreciation of the choral
arts in Central Florida and the Southeast by providing
community performances of the highest quality."
Dr. Kevin Fenton serves as the ensemble's conductor.


407-833-7964

www.fsof.org


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THIS WEEK in political history

I General Charles Cornwallis from Britain surrenders at Yorkdow'n,
Va. This marked the end of the American Revolution.





Nail that phone interview, get a job


Ask


Sandi


I worked with a lady today who
told me she hates telephone inter-
views. Well, I have news for you:
telephone interviews are the gate-
way to in-person interviews. It is
crucial that you are prepared for
the recruiter to call. Also known
as a pre-screen interview, the tele-
phone interview gives the recruiter
clues about you before having you
come in and take their time.


When you send out your resume,
expect that you may get a call.
Even though not every resume sub-
mission results in an interview, it is
important you are prepared when
it does.
Important phone interview
reminders: Make sure you have a
professional answering machine
message. If you do not want to put
your name on the message, put
your phone number. For example,
"You have reached xxx-xxx-xxxx,
please leave a detailed message
with your name and number." This
way, the recruiter will know they
are leaving a message at the right
number.
Do not have funny or offensive


messages or long rap songs as your
message when you are job search-
ing. They may result in missed
opportunities.
Try to keep your resume and
log near the phone. This will help
you if the recruiter asks questions
about your resume. If you have
company research notes, that will
help you even more.
Try to take the call in a quiet
area. Yelling at your kids or over
the TV does not give a good first
impression.
Do not answer the other line
and put the recruiter on hold
unless it is absolutely necessary.
Be prepared by practicing
interview questions. If you can be


articulate and answer the ques-
tions asked, your opportunity for
an in-person interview increases
dramatically.
Recently, I have seen people
hired as a result of phone inter-
views and e-mail conversations
without an in-person interview.
This may be your only chance at
the job, make it count!

TALK AN
>TOSANDI
Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian
HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council,
with more than 10 years of recruiting and human
resources experience. Please send questions
about employment by fax 407-260-2949, sandi@
christianhelp.org, or mail Ask Sandi C/O Christian
HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707.


Letter to


Mayor not man of his word
I am not going to dabble
into the Oviedo politi-
cal spectrum because, in
my opinion, as a 20-year
resident of Winter Springs
and a political activist, I
have witnessed the many
instances when the Oviedo
political machine has inter-
fered with Winter Springs
politics to our detriment.
However, and I may
sound sarcastic, if you
believe our former mayor's
comments, when, as the
paper states, he said he
dropped out of the race
because "I'm a man of my
word, and I didn't want to
go back on it," I would like
to sell you a bridge in New
York that has been for sale
for a very long time.
The mayor had a conver-
sation with an individual
who trusted him and this
individual was going to file
to run for the vacant seat.
As the mayor clearly states,
he was definitely commit-
ted to his "friend", and he
is a man of his word. How-
ever, he managed to have
the individual in question


discontinue his quest by
convincing him that he was
going to file to run for the
re-election and this indi-
vidual, trusting the word of
our mayor, acquiesced. The
mayor did, in fact, file the
necessary papers required
to run for re-election, but
his intention appears to
have been to keep this
other individual from filing
and running for the office
in order to save his "friend"
from a campaign and the
possibility of losing to a
well-versed and qualified
individual.
As a veteran of 42 years
in the political world, I
immediately told my friend
that this was simply a ruse
to give the mayor's friend
a clear unopposed shot to
the seat.
My friend became criti-
cal because he trusted our
mayor. By God; some
people call me a prophet,
which I am not, but sadly
enough the mayor went
back on his statement of
"I'm a man of my word."
Sadly enough, history
has a way of repeating itself
and the verve mavor did in


fact four years ago went
18 months "giving me his
word" that he would sup-
port me in my quest to
re-enter the active political
arena and even gave me a
signed letter to that effect
(something required by
the election laws) only to
have him provide me with
another letter only 20 days
prior to the election that he
was withdrawing his sup-
port for my candidacy. In
the political world, and in
the two incidents, his word
is not reliable and indica-
tive that he failed Politics
101. In this instance, he
succumbed to pressure.
To his credit, and outside
of the political world and
within the social spheres;,
he carries himself well and
is a likeable fellow who has
represented the city well.
Within politics, he has
demonstrated the knack
of being a sore loser, for if
anyone remembers when
he lost to Paul P. Partyka,
and Robert Miller and yours
truly was elected to the
Commission in 1997, his
parting words as written by
the Orlando Sentinel were


Editorial


"Now the west side is going
to take it on the chin,"
something surely demon-
strative of his feelings. The
west side of our city has
certainly taken it on the
chin since the new commis-
sion took their seats. The
golf course, the only means
of recreation enjoyed by
the residents of the west
side, became a number in
the list of promises made;
promises not kept.
Leadership is not about
winning an election. A
leader is one who acts as a


guiding force and demon-
strates the ability to lead.
Long live Winter Springs
and may dirty politics
remain the rule of the day.
I withdrew from the race
this year because I would
like the folks in our city to
have a taste of the power-
house being built at City
Hall and the micro-style of
Washington politics.
-Edward Martinez Jr.
Winter Springs


Here's what students at
Carillon Elementary in
Oviedo had to say about
their favorite school
subjects.


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I'm in fifth grade and
I like math, especially
division. Being good
in math helps you be
successful in life. I've
always liked math.
For me science is the
hardest subject.


-Nicholas H.
10 years old


I like coloring and
writing. My teacher
is Miss Stacey. I like
coloring in blue and I
like drawing animals.
I really like dolphins
and animal stories.


-Ellie S.
5 years old


I like science -
especially states of
matter which are gas,
liquid and solid. We
did experiments like a
steel wool project.



-Perry F.
10 years old


I'm in the fourth
grade and I like math,
especially multiplica-
tion and division.
Math is fast and easy
and you can use it
in everyday life. We
have fun activities
here, and I have lots
of friends.
---Natalie D.


' I really like science, especially animal
JllAl� science, because I like being outdoors
"F t if- and around animals. Also I fish and
hunt. I killed a 22-pound record-
breaking turkey. I hunt deer, turkey
Sand hogs and fish for redfish.
-Britton D.

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Care patrol


Winter Springs resident Ethel Bonura, 81, has guarded the crosswalks of Tuscawilla for 25 years


TINA RUSSELL
GUEST REPORTER
Ethel Bonura, 81, is a petite
woman swimming in a neon
yellow and orange vest.
She holds a big, red stop
sign firmly in her hand as
she marches across the
street.
But don't let her small
stature fool you, she isn't
afraid to speak up when
child or car isn't following
the rules.
This Winter Springs resi-
dent is more than your aver-
age school crossing guard.
She acts as a watchdog for
Tuscawilla residents, ensur-
ing their children get to and
from school safely.
"I had five of my own,
so I like to be around kids,"
Bonura said. "You get to
know them ... and then you
can't wait to go back to see
them the next time."
Bonura took the job to
keep herself occupied after
her late husband retired.
It was only meant to last a
few years, but 25 years later,
Bonura is still helping chil-
dren safely across the street.
Many people know 'Ms.
Ethel', as the children call
her. She's formed relation-
ships with parents, local
leaders and even many
police officers in Winter
Springs.
Winter Springs Chief of
Police Kevin Brunelle has
worked alongside Bonura
for 23 years, and he fondly


remembers the first time
they met.
"I remember her telling
me that she was going to
show me how to properly
take care of her children,"
Brunelle said. "And I got
to be honest with you, she
most certainly did show me
how to properly take care
of them; she showed me
how to be caring and how
to understand what their
thought process was."
This school year, Bonura
was moved from the her old
post that she patrolled for
six years at Trotwood Bou-
levard and Trotwood Park
to Trotwood Boulevard and
Tuscawilla Road. Parents
who pick up their children
from Bonura's old location
all say one thing: they want
her back at their crosswalk.
"Ethel is a treasure to the
area," Winter Springs resi-
dent Lori Mayter, 41, said.
Mayter said Bonura takes
the time to get to know the
parents and children, and
that she's personally invest-
ed in the community.
Bonura has a strategy for
befriending the children,
she crosses every day.
"I talk to them like they
talk," Bonura said. "I can
talk to them about anything
they have to talk about."
It is this type of conver-
sation that Bonura has ex-
tended to children who live
in the same neighborhood
as she does. For instance,
when Bonura was a pool


PHOTO BY TINA RUSSELL - THE VOICE
Winter Springs crossing guard Ethel Bonura started her job just to pass time. Twenty-five years later, she is changing families'
lives and loving it.


monitor over the summer,
she helped the children at
the pool who had problems
remembering the capitals
of each state.
"I told them to remem-
ber what the state puts out,
and you'll remember what
the capital is," Bonura said.
"I said, what are they going
to do with all those potatoes
from Idaho?"


Bonura doesn't stop
there with her lending
hand. She gives her address
as the drop off center for
donated toys for the Guard-
ian ad Litem program, and
she knits hats for premature
babies at Florida Hospital.
It is this type of commu-
nity service that has given
Bonura recognition in her
community. On Sept. 13, she
was given a special procla-
mation for her service to
Winter Springs by Mayor
John Bush. Chief Brunelle
also gave Bonura a com-


memorative coin that hon-
ors residents in the commu-
nity.
Brunelle said the coin is
a way to say thank you for
all her hard work and the
advice she's given him over
the years.
"If somebody needs
something, you pitch in,
and if they need help, you
give them help," Bonura
said. "Who remembers
what it was, what organiza-
tion it was that needed it, it
just needed it - you just do
what needs to be done."


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The Central Florida Aging in Place Chapter
will present, "Aging Well," a one-day seminar
from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13 at
the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando.
Seminar registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for
$20, which includes breakfast and lunch. To
register or for more information, call Robyn at
407-629-9242 or visit www.naipc.org.

The Orlando Museum of Art is hosting the
first Alzheimer's Poetry Day, a celebration of
the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, from 12:30-2:30
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. For more information,
visit www.alzpoetry.org.

The Winter Park Police Department is offer-
ing a new Lock Box Program, similar to a real-
tor's lock box, a key to your residence would be
stored in a metal storage device in an undis-
closed location for emergency personnel to
access and gain quick entry to your home. For
more information, or to find out if you qualify,
call 407-599-3311 or visit www.wppd.org.

The city of Maitland Senior Center Knitting
and Crochet group meets every Monday morn-
ing at 10 a.m. The group makes items needed
by the Cancer Center at the Florida South
Hospital and the Winter Park Baby Place. Call
Mari Smith at 407-539-6251 for more informa-
tion.

HSCF New Age Group invited all the children
and grand children from the local community to
celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday, Sept.
12. Before the event, the Group had invited
children nationwide and from India to submit
their essays for a competition organized for this
special event. The winners are:
Elementary School 1st Prize: Annika Thakker
Middle School 1st Prize: Sunaina Kapur
High School 1st Prize: Rashi Kelluru
The winning entries will soon be posted at the
HSCF website, www.hindutempleorlando.org


Line dance classes from easy to intermediate
levels are offered for all ages and sexes from
10-11:30 a.m. every Saturday at the Azalea
Lane tennis recreation center for a $5 donation
per class. Call instructor Pauline at 407-366-
0265 or 321-217-7595 for more information.

This month's Counsel for Caregivers Seminar
presentation focuses on "options in home care"
given by Marsha Lorenz from Seniors First. This
free seminar is from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 21 at the Downtown Orlando Public Library,
3rd Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Lunch is provided for the first 50 people to
RSVP to 407-836-7446 or officeonaging@
ocfl.net.

The public is invited to a resource fair
from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 and a
transportation for disadvantaged riders forum
from 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, both are at
Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex, 99
E. Marks St. Call 407-481-5672 ext. 315 for
more information.

The Alzheimer Resource Center's 17th
Annual Caregiver Educational Conference is
from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
6 at the Tuscawilla Country Club. For more
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elderly nation.

Spanish Consumer Health Website, www.
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The report "Population Aging and the Use of
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The Minnesota Gerontological Society has
produced a 1-hour documentary on driving
safety and using alternative transportation
options. To order copies or download the dis-
cussion guide, visit www.seniortransportation.
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Employment Program is a community ser-
vice and work-based program for low-income
individuals (age 55+) who are unemployed. The
AARP Foundation operates the Central Florida
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by Freddy Groves

Have you heard of
a chemical called
hexavalent chromium?
It's a bad one, part of a
carcinogenic called so-
dium dichromate. The
Oregon Guard has been
given permission to
sue contractor Kellogg
Brown & Root because
the chemical that the
contractor used in Iraq
caused illnesses. Those
illnesses include lung
cancer, skin ulcers that
penetrate joints and
deterioration of nasal
passages in those who
served in 2003 at the
Qarmat Ali water treat-
ment plant in Basra,
Iraq.
This isn't the first
lawsuit about this


chemical. Does the
name Erin Brockovich
ring a bell? She went
after Pacific Gas & Elec-
tric in a lawsuit that was
described in the 2000
movie about her efforts
to expose a cover up.
As far back as 2003
in Iraq, U.S. military
personnel were used to
guard the KBR workers.
Hexavalent chromium,
used to prevent rust in
the water-treatment
plant, was apparently
piled high and blowing
on the ground.
We'll have to trust the
math of others, but it's
said that the amount of
hexavalent chromium
that can cause cancer
is the equivalent of one
grain of salt in a cubic
yard.
The Department of
Veterans Affairs has ex-
panded the Gulf War
Registry health exam to
include the Qarmat Ali


Medical Surveillance
program. While it's not
saying any illnesses are
classified as presumed,
registration will help
doctors focus on tests
and treatments. You
don't have to be signed
up to get the health
exam. Call the Envi-
ronmental Health Co-
ordinator at your lo-
cal VA medical center,
or 1-800-749-8387 for
more information,
if you believe you
were exposed to any
kind of environmental
hazard.
If you want to know
more, check out www.
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website full of informa-
tion on the various law-
suits.
Write to Freddy Groves in care
of King Features Weekly Ser-
vice, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,
FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail
to columnreply@gmail.com.


by Matilda Charles

Don't you love it when
senior myths are proven
wrong? Turns out we're
not the reason for so
many road accidents.
The Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Pre-
vention just finished a
study to determine the
financial costs of acci-
dents: loss of productiv-
ity, medical costs and so
on. As a by-product of
the study, it determined
which age group has
the most accidents. An-
swer: It's not us.
Totals for loss of pro-


ductivity and medical
costs for accidents for
one year of the study:
$99 billion, which in-
cludes auto accidents,
pedestrians and motor-
cycle and bicycle riders.

Here are a few high-
lights:
* Teenagers are 14
percent of the popula-
tion, but they account
for 28 percent of the
accidents and 31 per-
cent of the cost ($31
billion).
* Motorcycle riders
had 12 percent of the
cost ($12 billion), pe-
destrians 10 percent of
the cost ($10 billion)
and bike riders 5 per-
cent ($5 billion).


So, just how many ac-
cidents are we seniors
responsible for? A mere
3 percent. And we ac-
count for 13 percent of
the population.
Still, to keep up our
good record, it might be
smart to take a driving
course designed espe-
cially for seniors. These
courses offer informa-
tion on how to keep an
eye out
for other traffic,
dealing with distrac-
tions and how to adjust
to the physical changes
caused by aging.
There's an inexpen-
sive online course by
the AARP. Visit www.
aarp.org or call 1-888-
227-7669 to find a class
near you.
Check SeniorDrivers.
org for online driving
courses and short tests
that assess your driving
skills. There are online
videos and information
about driver rehabili-
tation specialists. And
don't forget to get your
eyes checked and up-
date any prescriptions.
To be considered: A
study in 2006 deter-
mined that those of us
who keep driving stay
out of assisted living
centers and nursing
homes.
Write to Matilda Charles in care
of King Features Weekly Service,
P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL
32853-6475, or send e-mail to
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THIS WEEK in sports history

I LosAngeles Kings hockey player Wayne Greizky breaks the NHL's
S|HL E T I points record held by Gordie Howe (1,850). Gretzky scored his
1,851st point in the game against the Edmonton Oilers.




Hagerty's big night

Tune into ESPNU on Friday, Oct. 8 to see the Huskies and the Bears play live in front of the nation

ISAAC BABCOCK an easy 43-13 rout of the the Bears only entered the
THE VOICE Silver Hawks. end zone once, while giving
But he proved he was up 27 points to the Patri-
Friday may be the biggest more than a long arm in ots. ThePatriots (3-1) are
night in Hagerty football that game, and also that hosting struggling Lyman
history. The Huskies (3-1, he's one of his team's lead- (2-3) this week, kicking off
1-0) will go under the Fri- ng rushers, carrying the at 7:30 p.m.
day night lights as usual, ball 89 yards on the ground, Whoever wins will have b
but a whole nation will be including a wild 75-yard valuable points in the 5A
watching as they kick off scamper into the end zone. District 3 chase. That game
against Winter Springs (2-3, Driskel's favorite tar- kicks off at 8 p.m. Friday in
1-0) with ESPNU's cameras get, Zach Haywood, could Winter Springs.
rolling. be his go-to man against
With the buzz surround- Winter Springs. In his last Oviedo
ing one of the best high game, he picked up 59 yards The Lions are enjoying a k-
school quarterbacks in the on two receptions, plus a strong 3-1 start to the sea-
nation, the Huskies have 15-yard kickoff return. In son as they enter district .... .
some much-wanted star that game, running back play. Two weeks ago, they
power in Jeff Driskel. The Garrett Moon rushed for knocked off Timber Creek
only question is whether he two touchdowns, averag- by a narrow 22-20 margin.
can deliver a performance ing more than six yards per The Lions have played tight
worthy of the national g e PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK - THE VOICE
wotlhyotcarry games against all four of Huskies quarterback Jeff Driskel hopes to deliver a performance worthy of the
spotlight. The Bears enter the game their opponents this season. national spotlight on Friday.
In his most recent game after an up-and-down start Not one of those games has
on Sept. 24 against Lake to the season.Theylost their been decided by more than rowly defeated by the Bears ing for redemption after a
Howell, Driskel threw for first two games while only a touchdown. last week. depressing 0-4 start to the
150 yards on just six conm- scoring 6 total points. Then This week, the Lions That game kicks off at season. Their most recent
pleted passes, averaging in their next two, they out- travel to the most gerry- 7:30 p.m. Friday. loss was a 48-20 blowout at
an incredible 25 yards per scored opponents by 59-37 mandered of teams, taking thehandsofLiberty.They're
reception. Three of those while winning two in a the long bus ride to new taking a week off before
plays were long bombs for row. Last week against Lake district rival Evans. The Lake Howell traveling to their best shot
touchdowns on the way to Brantley, it was deja vu as Trojans (1-2, 0-1) were nar- The Silver Hawks are look- at a win all year, Colonial.




UCF staring down conference foes

The Knights will take on perennial rival Marshall, who is 1-4 this season, on Wednesday, Oct. 13


ISAAC BABCOCK
THE VOICE
The Knights were looking to
redemption after a heartbreaker,
returning to the field after a week
and a half off leading up to Wednes-
day night's big game against UAB.
But the Knights' biggest battle
may be against consistency in their
first five games on the field. Early
on, Head Coach George O'Leary
chided the offensive line for failing
to protect the passer long enough
to open up plays downfield.
That cost the team dearly early
on, he said, both in yardage and in
confidence. The team was rocked
so much during a stunning loss to
N.C. State that O'Leary switched his
starting quarterbacks seemingly
overnight.
That came thanks to a surprise
performance by freshman quarter-
back Jeff Godfrey, who found plays
^ where the called play had disin-
tegrated, scrambling for two big


touchdowns to put his team on the
board when they'd failed to find
any offense for three quarters.
But against Kansas State, things
fell apart again for the Knights.
Godfrey struggled. Pressure led
to two interceptions and many
dropped or inaccurate passes.
Unflappable in his early perfor-
mances that earned him his second
straight start of the season, Godfrey
gave O'Leary reason to doubt.
So O'Leary announced early this
week that he'd be playing both God-
frey and junior quarterback Rob
Calabrese regularly. Despite prior
assertions that he was a "one quar-
terback coach", O'Leary said that
he saw Godfrey needed time on
the sidelines to analyze mistakes,
rather than dealing with them on
the field.
With playing time now nearly
split between the two quarter-
backs, O'Leary may have decided
on how to segment them. The only
question remains: Will Calabrese be


happy as a teaching tool for God-
frey? So far he's indicated yes, say-
ing he was happy to help with call-
ing plays from the sidelines while
Godfrey runs the game from the
field.
Will the Knights find consisten-
cy through inconsistent playing
time on the field? So far, that's been
a problem. When Calabrese starts
and Godfrey finishes, the Knights
are 1-1. When Godfrey starts and
plays most of the game, he's also
1-1. Both of the Knights losses
came from late game collapses on
the verge of victory.
. In the Knights' most recent loss
to Kansas State, critics said O'Leary
should have allowed Godfrey to call
his own plays on crucial points in
drives that would have spelled the
difference between defeat and vic-
tory. Instead he had to stick to the
playbook, and the Knights failed to
capitalize.
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beyond the University of Alabama
at Birmingham game, the Knights
are looking to find consistency, and
in a hurry.
Next Wednesday night, the
Knights travel to play perennial
rival Marshall. The Thundering
Herd is 1-4 this season. Lucky for
the Knights, they're off to one of
their worst starts in a decade.
Against Southern Miss last week,
the Herd's offense faltered badly in
the first half, not reaching the end
zone until the third quar-
ter. Meanwhile they let the
Golden Eagles light up the
scoreboard four times in the
first half alone.
Lucky for the Knights,
TS Marshall is platooning AJ.
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game issues. Anderson only
picked up 16 yards in the
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which will occur on October 16 and 17, will feature art and activities for art
enthusiasts of all ages at the Winter Springs Town Center.

The festival expects to attract approximately 15,000 upscale connoisseurs of fine and
performing arts from across Central Florida. The "Business Supports the Arts" area is
new this year and is a separate reserved area for 10 businesses to highlight the
intertwined nature of arts and the economy.

"A community with a rich offering of cultural arts attracts economic development,"
said Cory Skeates, executive director for the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional
Chamber of Commerce. "In turn, astute corporations and businesses recognize that
supporting the arts is good for business."

Based on the demographics of the host community, "Business Supports the Arts"
vendors can expect a festival audience with a median age of 38.3, an average
household income of more than $72,000, and an average home value of about
$276,000. Sixty-eight percent of the audience can be expected to have a
college education.

"Business Supports the Arts" vendors will be allowed to exhibit in a 10' x 10' space,
which will be located near the fountain on Blumberg Boulevard, intermingled with the
festival's select food vendors. Rates to participate in this special section are $400 for
the two-day festival for Oviedo-Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce members and
$500 for non-members. Space is limited to one vendor per business industry and is
available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information about becoming a "Business Supports the Arts" vendor or to
learn more about the festival, please visit www.wsfota.org or contact Cathy Mackall
at 407-278-4871 or cathy@oviedowintersprings.org.

About the Chamber
The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-
profit business membership association. With corporate offices located in the UCF In-
cubator at the center of SeminoleWAY, the purpose of the chamber is to promote and
advance the interests of the business community in a manner that enhances economic
prosperity, encourages business growth and expansion and serves the civic interests
within the chamber's service area. More information is available at
www.oviedowintersprings.org


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