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October 22 - November 4, 2010


Big races have
much at stake


Two Seminole County
nonpartisan races will be
settled Nov. 2: Seminole
County Court Judge Group
5 pits Fred Schott against
Debra L. Krause to replace
Ralph Eriksson. Seminole
County School Board race
for. District 5 sets Becky
Erwin versus Dr. Tina
Calderone for incumbent
Jeanne Morris' seat.
State Representative
District 33, which spans
three counties from
Deltona to Avalon Park,
includes Libertarian can-
didate Franklin Perez,
Democratic candidate Leo
Cruz and Republican can-
didate Jason Brodeur. The
winner will replace Sandy
Adams who is running for
U.S. Representative District
Here is what the can-
didates for each race said
about key issues and chal-

Seminole County Court
Judge Group 5

What are the key judicial
Krause: I believe in judi-

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Signs dot the roadway along Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo, where a seven-candidate race is heating up.

With one of the broadest fields in decades, Oviedo voters have a lot to consider

It's decision time in Oviedo.
The early voting precincts
are already open, ready to
collect votes cast early or
from afar.
Right now, the field is
wide open, with a nearly

unprecedented seven can-
didates vying for only one
seat. It's a very big game of
musical chairs, with only
one round, and only one
Here's a rundown of
your candidates, in alpha-
betical order.

Cindy Drago
Cindy Drago's last name
may seem familiar in town.
That's because her hus-
band, Charles, was Oviedo's
former police chief. But
she's made a name for
herself in the area, serv-

ing on the Seminole State
College Board of Trustees
and the Charter Review
"I am not a politician," <
Drago said. "If you'd asked
me a year ago if I'd run for
Council, I'd have said no."
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Tough fight for District 34 seat

Three candidates want
to run Florida House of
Representatives District 34,
which runs through Winter
Springs, Casselberry and
Lake Mary.
Democrat Steve Barnes
and Tea Party candidate
John DeVries seek to unseat
incumbent Republican
Chris Dorworth, who is
slated to become House
speaker in 2014.
Barnes has raised about
$51,000 to Dorworth's
$206,000. DeVries has about
$1,700 in the bank.
Barnes is a former teach-

er who was an Orlando
Sentinel news assistant
for 12 years. He has been a
Seminole County resident
for 20 years and was elect-
ed to the Soil and Water
Conservation District.
Dorworth, a developer,
was elected to District 34
in 2007. According to his
website, he is dedicated to
"holding the line on taxes
and spending, fixing our
property insurance cri-
sis, making our neighbor-
hoods and streets safer,
and improving Florida's
schools." He sponsored a
bill that was signed into law
to increase penalties for
those who commit certain

crimes against children in
their care.
DeVries calls himself a
political "newbie" who's
helped run several cam-
paigns and has been an
observer, or commenta-
tor on the scene for years,
according to his website.
He says if elected he will
fight for transparency in
government and "subsid-
iarity". "The best place for
any government function
is as close to those being
governed as possible," he
Dorworth and DeVries
did not return repeated
requests for interviews.
Here's why Barnes says

he's your best choice on
Nov. 2:

Q: What is the primary issue
you will focus on if elected?
A: Jobs. We are in a
serious economic crisis;
Florida has top foreclosure
and unemployment rate
in the country. We need to
diversify the economy. We
cannot rely solely on tour-
ism, construction and agri-
culture. I want to bring in
biotech and green jobs that
pay well and need employ-

Q: What sets you apart from

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HWTHIS WEEK in history

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tomb in Egypt. Located in the Valley of the Kings, the boy prince,
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artifacts discovered there reside now in the Cairo Museum.

Neck-and-neck for Congress

Very tight polling has the District 24 race looking like a photo finish between Adams and Kosmas
MICHAEL CLINTON Adams says she is hum- entered its final two weeks. Democrats.
GUEST REPORTER bled by the recent polls, but Kosmas, who has raised The public discontent
the only poll that counts more than $2.2 million and with the Democratic Party
The race for U.S. House is the one taking place on has more than $460,000 has Republicans prepared
District 24 is coming to a Nov. 2. left in reserves, recently lost to gain a number of seats
boil as negative ads and But Adams said Kosmas $650,000 from the National across the nation, he said. �
mudslinging flash across TV is getting desperate, as her Democrats, after they This is something both can-
screens and hit mailboxes. campaign has released a pulled future television ads didates are aware of.
Incumbent Democrat number of attack ads that that would have aired dur- Kosmas said Washington
Suzanne Kosmas is chal- Adams' says are misleading. ing the last two weeks of has become out of touch
lenged by Republican Kosmas has claimed that the election. with the nation and she
Sandy Adams and faces a Adams supports the priva- Both Kosmas and the wants to change traditional
daunting re-election bid as tization of Social Security National Democrats say government.
many independent polls - a statement that Adams they did so because she has "I understand the public
show Adams has a slight says is a lie. enough resources to con- frustration, and I feel it,"
advantage in the historical- "'Desperate people do tinue without assistance. she said.
ly Republican district. desperate things," she said. "Our campaign has a Adams maintains that
A poll, conducted Aug. "They are not focusing on large resource advantage people in the district want
31 and Sept. 1 by Public the issues. I never would and growing momentum, to be listened to and that -.
Opinion Strategies for the privatize Social Security." including strong third- the biggest issue amongst
NRCC and Adams, shows Kosmas was ranked quarter fundraising num- them is President Obama's
the state representative as one of the top 10 most bers and the endorsement health care plan.
from Oviedohada 12-point moderate in Congress by of the Orlando Sentinel," Jewett said that Kosmas
lead. Four hundred likely National Journal and says Kosmas spokesman Marc winning in a district that
voters were polled and it that she has been elected to Goldberg said. "While has more than 13,000 more
had a margin of error of 4.9 represent all of the voters. Suzanne Kosmas is stand- registered Republicans than .,
percent. Adams, on the other ing up for Central Florida, Democrats would prove dif-
But Kosmas is not con- hand, has not participat- Tallahassee politician ficult a second time.
cerned. ed in negative television Sandy Adams clearly has "Most congressional
"According to sources,we advertising to date and the wrong priorities, and ratings say this will be a
know it's going to be a close does not plan to, she said, we are confident that we Republican pickup," he
race. But we are encour- because of her pledge dur- have the resources we need said.
aged by our endorsements," ing the primary to run an to continue highlighting He also said Kosmas' flip-
Kosmas said. issues-based campaign as the choice and win on Nov. flop vote on health care against the health care bill,
Kosmas' endorsements opposed to taking jabs at 2." and voting ties with Nancy but later agreed to a revised
include the Orlando her opponents. But Aubrey Jewett, asso- Pelosi, the Democratic version.
Sentinel, Florida Today and As of Sept. 30, she has ciate professor of political speaker of the House, could "Most people don't pay
the National Committee to raised more than $740,000 science at the University make it even more difficult attention to the votes," he
Preserve Social Security and andhadmorethan$290,000 of Central Florida, said for her. said. "But the flip-flop vote
Medicare. cash-on-hand as the race the national tide is against Kosmas originally voted really hurts her."

DISTRICT 341 Barnes touts his integrity versus 'ethically challenged' Dorworth

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other candidates?
A: Integrity. My opponent
has some ethical lapses, and
to be politically correct, you
could say he is "ethically
challenged." People deserve
to have, someone who is
honest. My opponent's
(Dorworth) home has been
in foreclosure since 2007,
but he made campaign con-
tributions to a judge who is
overseeing his foreclosure
case. That's just not right.
Then, there is also a dif-
ference in commitment

in education. I have
been a volunteer and
teacher at schools for
a number of years. Unlike
my opponent, I support
smaller class sizes and was
strictly against the teach-
er pay in relation to FCAT
We also differ on growth
management. We have over-
crowded schools and high-
ways, and we need to be
smart. My opponent, who is
a developer, has been fight-
ing growth management
and that works against
the economy. He voted for

Senate bill 360, which, in
short, will have local roads
in new development areas
being paid for by the tax-
payers. He is benefitting
from his voting.
Q: What has helped prepare
you for the district?
A: Being a journalist
helped me meet a lot of
people and it teaches you
to listen to people with an
open mind. The Soil and
Water job has helped me
build relationships and
taught me how to work
across party lines.

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cial character and integrity where
judges should be respected and
should respect the people. The sit-
ting judge in this position received
a public reprimand for showing a
lack of respect to the citizens.
Schott: Domestic violence cases
are now handled by the county
courts because circuit courts are
overloaded with foreclosures.
Having worked family law cases
in my legal practice, I believe I can
make a difference in helping peo-
ple keep the right to feel safe in
their own homes.

What challenges will you face?
Schott: I don't see budget issues
improving; it will be a challenge
for the courts and the judiciary in
general to keep up with the volume
of cases. Judges will have to work
longer and harder - the job is that
Krause: The budget is a big issue
for every government agency and
the judicial system. I'd like to open
up the collection court to more
people with a payment plan for
court costs and fines. I would also
like to open a dialogue about com-
munity service hours in lieu of pay-

Seminole County School Board
District 5

What differentiates you from your
Erwin: I want to be the voice for
the voters, not a voice for the public
school establishment. I have been a
lifelong conservative, am against
raising taxes and have worked in
Seminole County classrooms.
Calderone: I have advanced
degrees in educational leadership
but I also bring business leader-
ship with national corporations,
as a small business owner and with
the Seminole County Chamber of
Commerce. I will use my energy,
business connections and collab-
orative nature to get things done.

What are the biggest challenges fac-
ing the School Board?
Calderone: Funding - $90 mil-
lion has been cut in the last two
years. We also need to make sure
that every student receives a skill
to make them workforce ready -
more technology, math, engineer-
ing, science and medical classes.
Erwin: The Board is at a cross-
roads and must decide whether to
stay on the same path or listen
to fresh, new ideas. The budget
is the biggest issue. I want zero-
based budgeting where expendi-
tures must be justified, like money
spent on outside consultants and
employee health insurance rates.

What is your stance on the proposed
half-cent sales tax?
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because the School Board is doing
it alone. I don't agree with some
of the capital expenditures. In this
economy, we need to do more with
Calderone: We must invest
in our children who need more
security and technology. They can-
not power down when they come
through the doors of their school.

District 33 State Representative

How will you bridge the gap between
budget deficits and revenue?
Brodeur: Medicaid reform.
My professional background is in
health care so I am very familiar
with the state issues - 28 per-
cent of the state budget is spent
on Medicaid. We will move 1 mil-
lion people to our Medicaid roles
under the new health care law, and
we won't be able to pay for it. We
have 20 different pilot programs.
It is one of the most complex and
therefore expensive to operate.
Cruz: We should charge tax on
internet sales to give storefront
businesses a fair playing field. We
should reduce redundancies in state
government - developers must
navigate five or six layers of over-
lapping departments and bureau-
cracy to push a project through.
As the fourth largest state, we
must get our fair share of federal
money for Medicare and Medicaid.
Perez: All victimless crime laws
between consenting adults should
be eliminated, and the generous
government employee compensa-
tion packages should be reviewed.
We should move to a school vouch-
er system. We should also move
toward legalizing and taxing mari-
juana and gambling.

What are the biggest challenges fac-
ing District 33?
Perez: Water issues - I have
been advocating a free market solu-
tion to water problems - water
cooperatives and property rights
to water. Education - let parents
pick the free market schools and
use vouchers to pay for them. We
should focus resources on real
crimes like robbery, rape, murder
and sex trafficking.
Brodeur: Jobs and making sure
that government tax policy doesn't
chase business to other states. We
need to reform regulatory and tax

policy to bring more private capital
to Florida.
Cruz: Jobs are huge, our unem-
ployment and underemployment
is high. This district represents
University of Central Florida busi-
ness incubators and many small
business owners don't realize there
are business model resources and
public-private partnership oppor-
tunities available. Weatherization
would put contractors back to
work but the federal stimulus is
held up in Tallahassee. Also public
schools in the economic develop-
ment sense. We need to prepare
our workforce for the industries we
want when businesses relocate to
Central Florida and ask about the
quality of ourschools.

What is your stance on Amendments
4, 5 and 6?
Cruz: I oppose Amendment 4
because it is not the best solution.
It shouldn't be decided by a process
that turns every issue into a political
campaign. I support Amendmdments
5 and 6, fair district structure, and
wholeheartedly welcome a more
compact area.
Perez: I barely support
Amendment 4 because I think
politically elite groups will subvert
the election process. At least with
this amendmendment, some of te deci-
sions will be publicly debated and
discussed. I support Amendments
5 and 6 because it will work toward
not creating gerrymandered dis-
Brodeur: Amendment 4 is an
awful idea. Imagine every land-use
change turning into a public ref-
erendum based on the deep pock-
ets of special interests instead of
in the hands of professionals who
currently make those decisions.
Amendments 5 and 6 are also ter-
rible ideas. They will turn redis-
tricting into a very litigious process
- in the hands of the judges and
attorneys and make compliance
with the Voting Rights Act impos-

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October has a lot to offer

Don't you just love the
crisp, cool mornings we
are having now? Autumn
is a welcome relief after
months of summer heat,
and we know the spectacu-
lar show of fall color is just
around the corner. I know
we do not have many trees
here like they do up north,
but we do decorate, and I
think that helps put us in
a zesty mood. The bales of
hay and pumpkins piled
high at the curb markets
really puts one in the mood
for having fall gather-
ings. I can't say I have my
Halloween costume ready,
but I am ready for those
trick-or-treaters. Of course,
I buy the candy I like in
hopes there will be left-
There are lots and lots of
fall activities going on, and
I will tell you about some
that you may be interested

in visiting:

Flea market
It is not too late to attend
the Fall Flea Market from 8
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday,
Oct.23 at Lutheran Haven,
Aloma Avenue (State Road
426) and Chapman Road,
Oviedo. Lots of goodies for
sale: clothing, furniture,
linens, books, bikes, elec-
tronics, toys, house wares
and plants to name a few.
Plan to stay for lunch - hot
dogs, hamburgers, pop-
corn and drinks will be
offered. The event is spon-
sored by Lutheran Haven
Auxiliary to benefit the
Haven's Nursing Home, and
this project is supported
by Thrivent Financial for
Lutherans through match-
ing funds. See you there!

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to attend the St. Luke's
Concert series at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23 at St.
Luke's Lutheran Church,
2021 W. S.R. 426, Oviedo.
The Orlando Philharmonic
Orchestra, under the
direction of Christopher
Wilkens, will present
"Time Machine: Mozart in
Prague, January 1787" an
all-Mozart program, focus-
ing on the composer's pro-
ductive period in Prague.
Admission is free to the
public. For more informa-
tion, call 407-365-3408.

Boys Town of Central
Florida is hosting a pan-
cake breakfast fundraiser
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 24. Come and
enjoy a great breakfast to
support the Oviedo-based
organization. TJ's Seafood
Shack will host the all-you-
can eat breakfast. Cost is $5
per person with proceeds
benefiting Boys Town.

Cookies for soldiers
I know I am early with
this message, but the First
United Methodist Church
once again would like for
you to help them pro-

vide 1,100 soldiers with
Christmas stockings this
year and of course, cookies.
You may also supply writ-
ten notes to the soldiers
saying we are praying for
them. We need your notes,
stockings and cookies done
by Friday, Oct. 29. Need
more information? Call the
church office at 407-365-

In honor of Clara
Several weeks ago, the
Oviedo City Council pro-
posed and approved the
renaming of the section
of South Division Street
between Alexandria
Boulevard and Mitchell
Hammock Road as Clara
Lee Way. What a wonder-
ful way to remember such
a gracious lady who lived
her life in our community.
Clara Lee Wheeler Evans
passed on Aug. 31.

Pumpkin picking
Did you pick up your
pumpkin for Halloween?
The pumpkin patch is open
and you may visit them on
Red Bug Lake Road next
to Centra Care. They have
that special pumpkin wait-
ing just for you. The patch

is sponsored by the First
United Methodist Church
of Oviedo and proceeds go
toward the church's teen
missions. The patch will
remain open until Oct. 31.

Red celery debuts
How exciting! On Oct. 16
in Oviedo, after 20 years
of research, Duda Farm
Fresh Foods, the world's
largest grower and proces-
sor of celery, once again
showcased its commit-
ment to innovation and
quality with the introduc-
tion of red celery at this
year's Produce Marketing
Association's annual
Fresh Summit Trade Show
in Orlando. Red celery,
under the brand name
Celery Sensations, is a new
and truly unique variety.
Horticulturist and Duda's
manager of celery seed
research Larry Pierce start-
ed working on this project
back in 1991. Visit www. or

House tour
On Saturday, Oct.16, the
Oviedo Historical Society
treated their members
and guests with an open
house in the Lawton House.
Members were able to see
all the hard work done
over the summer - some
of our collectible artifacts
that have been in storage
for quite a number of years.
One lady mentioned to
me, "It's nice to have our
things visible now in our
home." The city did a won-
derful job of bringing the
house up to code and with
all the lovely landscaping,
painting the house inside
and out, the Society is very
proud to show off their
new home.
Don't forget to vote.

A thought
"Sometimes the fool who
rushes in gets the job
done." -Al Bernstein

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

Endorsed by: Norm Wolfinger, our State Attorney,
Sheriff Don Eslinger, Seminole Firefighters, Fraternal
Order of Police, Police Benevolent Assoc.,The
Orlando Regional Realtors Assoc. and every past
President of the Central FL Assoc. for Women Lawyers
and Seminole Bar endorsing in this election.

Please see Fred's website for more
information about him and his campaign:


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Countdown to 2010 election

By Karen McEnany-Phillips

I missed being able to vote
in the 1972 presidential
election by a few months
and was only slightly com-
forted by the fact that my
first opportunity to vote
for a president would
be America's bicenten-
nial. For as long as I could
remember, our schools
were thrown into a sort of
chaos on voting day. From
an elementary school per-
spective, they looked like
giant lockers with curtains.
Back then, there was no
early voting, everyone just
showed up on Election Day.
Tons of political signs magi-
cally appeared around our
schools and in our neigh-
borhoods - some things
haven't changed.
Politics was a common
topic around our supper
table. It always got heated,
especially if company from
the opposing party were

involved. My mom always
said we should make up
our own minds about reli-
gion and politics, but she
was never shy about stating
her disdain or admiration
for certain famous figures.
This is when I learned at a
young age that politics and
dinner conversation do
not always mix well. I also
learned that I was going
to have to do some extra
research to figure out who
was the best candidate
once I got the chance to
cast my vote.
Decades later, I still find
the voting process very
engaging. I watch television
the night of the big races
and cheer or boo when
results come in for races
that I follow.
Technology has surely
made this process easier
for everyone. You can vote
early, even on the weekend,

take your choice of mul-
tiple locations when you
vote early - meaning you
can use any of the early
voting centers regardless
of precinct, just bring a sig-
nature photo ID such as a
driver's license.
A new feature this year
is express check-in! Yep I'm
not kidding. Did you get
your sample ballot in the
mail? On the back are sec-
tions on early and absen-
tee voting, what's new for
2010, and lots more. The
sample ballots have a bar
code on them tailored to
you and your location so
the poll workers can pro-
cess you more quickly.
Have you used the
new touch screen voting
machines yet? It's pretty
easy - definitely pretty
cool technology.
Early voting cen-
ters remain the same at
the Oviedo, Lake Mary,
Longwood and central
Casselberry libraries, in
addition to the elections
office in Sanford.
Our Seminole County
ballot also lists your pre-
cinct with address, loca-
tion and a little map. The

wonderful county voting
site is www.voteseminole.
org, and it has tons of race
information as well as sam-
ple ballots you can print
out. Most of the candidates
have websites as well, and
sometimes it's good to
check them out and com-
pare them to the snail mail
you're already receiving.
Bottom line, get organized,
break down the sample
ballot in small bites so you
can get it all done. Some
races you already know,
others will take some more
research and digging.
Websites abound to help
you navigate some of the
process and learn more
about some of the races.
The League of Women
Voters of Florida has an
insert with guides to the
amendments and some of
the races. Their website is
and it can be used by any-
one in Florida - just plug
in your city or precinct.
They give a nice pro-and-
con list on Amendments
2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 with a little
explanation on the descrip-
tion and purpose behind
each one in language we

can all understand. This is a
very big election in Florida
as we elect a new governor,
U.S. senator and attorney
Good luck everyone -
Let's vote!

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She said that she felt that
she could serve the com-
munity well.
"I believe politicians
work for the community,
not the other way around,"
she said.

Darrell Lopez
Darrell Lopez' name may
also be familiar to voters.
He campaigned in a tight
race against incumbent
Mayor Mary Lou Andrews in
2009, actively courting the
vote for more than a year
before the election.
He's lived in Oviedo for
nearly 20 years, volunteer-
ing on numerous boards,
including the code enforce-
ment board, Seminole
County Boys and Girls Club,
City of Oviedo Charter
Review Committee, and the
School Advisory Council.
He said he prefers to
offer creative suggestions
for balancing the budget,
rather than cutting jobs or

"It's a full-time commit-
ment," the longtime busi-
nessman said of serving on
the Council.

Bob Pollack
Bob Pollack is a local
accountant with strong
roots in the area. He grad-
u:ated from the University
of Central Florida and has
worked for electric and gas
utility companies in the
In the community, he's
also served on the Waverlee
Woods Homeowner's
Association, currently act-
ing as its president.
Campaigning on a plat-
form of strong fiscal con-
servatism, the third-gener-
ation Eagle Scout said he
thinks he can cut from an
already lean budget with-
out affecting safety.
"It's about wanting to do
what's right for the com-
munity," Pollack said about

running for office.

Matthew Schwartz
Newcomer Matthew
Schwartz prides himself
as a "fresh choice" on the
Council, saying he'd offer
new ideas.
"All too often elections
become popularity con-
tests," he said.
The longtime business-
man has managed bud-
gets beyond $50 million in
the corporate world, and
he said he'd push for fis-
cal responsibility in office.
He also said he'd oppose
any reductions in police or
fire services, while push-
ing for revenue genera-
tors such as an improved
Oviedo Marketplace and
the construction of a hospi-
tal, which has been stalled
since its approval in 2004.
Schwartz has served on
three homeowners asso-
ciation boards, including a
stint as president.

"I understand the need to
protect our families, assets
and business," Schwartz

Paul Sladek
Paul Sladek has been deeply
involved in Oviedo boards
for years. He's been the pres-
ident of the Rotary Club, on
the board ofdirectors for the
Oviedo Historical Society,
and a member of the board
of directors of the Oviedo-
Winter Springs Regional
Chamber of Commerce,
the Seminole County
Code Enforcement Board
and the Central Florida
Regional Commission on
An attorney with
Oviedo's oldest law firm, he
also serves as a reading men-
tor for students at Jackson
Heights Middle School.
A Notre Dame University
business graduate, he's
based his campaign around
building the economy in

"It's going to be about
jobs and the economy," Paul
said. He said he favored bol-
stering economic develop-
ment in Oviedo along the
State Road 417 corridor.
He touted using his legal
skills to help lure a software
development business that
added 40 jobs to the city,
and said he could do much
more to bring more busi-
"A rising tide lifts all
boats," Sladek said.

Judith Dolores Smith
Judith Smith has thrown
her hat into the ring during
previous Oviedo elections,
but said she wasn't intimi-
dated by this year's large
candidate pool.
"I wanted to give a
unique perspective on the
Council," she said.
She said that though the
economy will be slow to
recover, she thinks she can
help Oviedo weather the
"The citizens will have
to adapt to new economic
realities," she said.
Because of those harsh
realities, she said she'd be
limiting her campaign fund
to a maximum of $1,500 in
total donations.
A businesswoman her-
self, Smith said that the gov-
ernment is not responsible
for growing new business,
but said she offers innova-
tive ideas to improve the
health of the city budget.

Rob Thrift
Rob Thrift is no stranger to
Oviedo politics. He first got
his feet wet in 2008, when
he ran to capture a Council
seat against Stephen
Schenck, gaining one of the
highest vote totals in the
history of the city, despite
losing to Schenck.
Both then and now, he
was endorsed by the city's
firefighters' union, promis-
ing to avoid cuts to public
"I don't know how we
can put a price on safety,"
Thrift said.
In the community, he's
been president of Oviedo
Little League, a mem-
ber of the Charter Review
Committee and chair-
man of the Oviedo Code
Enforcement Board.
Despite his involvement
on city boards, he said he'd
favor outsourcing some city
"Who better to run an
organization than the pri-
vate sector?" he said.
He said he'd firm up
plans to develop the new
downtown, as well as offer-
ing business incentives to
improve the city's econom-
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Hermon Willis Brooks was born Nov. 16, 1922 in Clay
County, Ala., to Cornelius Brooks and Era Willis Brooks. He
passed quietly in his home on Oct. 18, surrounded by his
loving family. He was one of nine children, which included
six boys and three girls.
He married Annette Carroll Owens on May 11, 1963 in
Winter Garden. He served in the U.S. Navy from July 7,
1943, to Dec. 20, 1945 as a bombardier during World War
II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 328 for
36 years. He was also a member of the Fort Christmas
Historical Society, the Christmas Civic Association and
the Christmas Cemetery Association, where he previously
served on the board for each association.
Hermon was a lifelong resident of Florida. He worked for
the Doctor Phillips Corporation for 13 years in the citrus
He later opened his own fruit stamping business in 1956,
where he built and serviced stamping machines that pro-
duced a permanent vendor stamp on each individual piece
of citrus. He ran his business from his workshop on Pioneer
Road in West Orlando for 12 years.
He was a talented and creative person. He designed,
manufactured and refurbished hand guards for sugar cane
cutters in South Florida during the late 1960s and contin-
ued this through the early 1980s when production-type
machinery was then designed to harvest sugar cane. His
hand guard invention prevented many injuries to the hands
of the sugar cane cutters.
He was one of the first three people in the state of Florida
to initiate and organize the Florida Alligators Association,

which later lead to the guidelines for today's current alliga-
tor farmers. He built Gator Jungle on East Colonial Drive
in Christmas, Fla., in 1969, a local tourist attraction that
included the commercial farming of alligators, along with
many other types of animals for people to see.
Hermon was an adventurer and traveled to many places
of the world in search of crocodiles and exotic animals.
He was a master at handling venomous snakes and many
other wild animals.
He was a good, caring person who believed strongly in
God, family, his country and helping his fellow man. He
organized many benefit barbeques for fellow residents of
Christmas during their time of need.
He retired from alligator farming and the Gator Jungle
tourist attraction when he sold it in 1986 and remained
in Christmas with his wife Annette and their family for the
remainder of his life.
He is survived by his wife, Annette Brooks, (Christmas,
Fla.), six children, Ronald Brooks (Osteen, Fla.), Francine
Brooks, (Christmas, Fla.), Vickie Jude, (Titusville, Fla.),
Cathy O'Hare, (Orlando), Shane Brooks (Kim) (Christmas,
Fla.), Wayne Brooks (HoHo) (Debbie) (Christmas, Fla.), 14
grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 23 at the Chapel at Christmas Cemetery. Family will
receive friends on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Baldwin Fairchild
Funeral Home, Oviedo Chapel, 501 E. Mitchell Hammock
Road, Oviedo. In lieu of flowers, you may elect to make a
donation to help create the Hermon Brooks Foundation to
help needy families.

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alternative to cookie-cutter food.
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the spectrum of opportunity to a
unique salad experience. Further
commitment to a "square-foot gar-
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recognizing the 'thinning greens'
as an early crop. Even little red rad-
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when they are thinned to 3 inches
between plants. Rinse them off and
add their pink stems, tops and even
roots to the salad.
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Any of these sprout in four days,
reach thinning size in three weeks
and can be profitably harvested
in 40 days. Minimal fertilizer and
pest controls, along with judicious
watering, will keep these obscure
provisions at the ready.
Love or hate are strong opinions
regarding both arugula and cilan-
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matter. Grown quickly in any gar-
den format, these plants can be
rapidly ingratiated to our diet. So
even when the retail bagged let-
tuce mix, used for the umpteenth
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Seminole Voice October 22 - November 4, 2010 Page 9

. ^ THIS WEEK in human history

S . . :' Henry V of England leads his forces to victory against France at the
Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. Against the 20,000
French soldiers, Britain had less than 6,000 troops. After further con-
quests, he was recognized as the heir to the French throne in 1420.

Relaxation is their business

This Winter Springs couple is living their dream, starting a spa after 15 years in the corporate world

Step through the front door
of Hand and Stone Massage
and Facial Spa and sooth-
ing earth tones and stone
accents replace the Florida
Your licensed massage
therapist leads you to your
own private spa room,
where new age music beck-
ons and a hot stone mas-
sage awaits.
Just breathe.
Franchise owners Jim
and Jana Richey admit
they understand human
resource policies better
than human muscle groups,
but their team of 13 expe-
rienced licensed therapists
are passionate about deliv-
ering quality services to
stressed-out clients.
"Our therapists have
such passion and medi-
cal knowledge, they are so
focused, there is a real ener-
gy about it," Jana said.

'Craziest thing we've ever
With 15 years of corporate
outsourcing experience, the
Richeys envisioned own-
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strength - working with
people. Nearly three years
ago after researching vari-
ous business options, they
discovered that neighbor
and franchise owner Rob
Beers was joining a young
national spa chain called
Hand and Stone.
Beers is now the region-
al developer for Hand and
Stone franchises, providing
hands-on support, and will
soon add two additional
spas to the three Orlando
Beers said would-be
franchise owners from cor-
porate America are often
looking to run a business
they can control. Others
are looking to supplement
sinking 401(k) funds for
"For me, it was a creative
solution to have something
to work on, have fun and
something for us to do
together. We're very con-
servative - this is the crazi-
est thing we've ever done,"
Jana said.
Founded in 2005, Hand
and Stone franchises are in
11 states and Canada. Beers
said this is the first chain to
offer a membership-based
model in a spa, offering
quality massage, facial and
waxing services at afford-
able prices.
"The benefit is that you
build consistency with cli-
ents coming in for services
instead of waiting for the
phone to ring," Beers said.
"Massage has been around
for 3,000 years and the
physical and mental ben-

efits still work."
Lesley Yamshon has been
a licensed massage thera-
pist for 10 years and enjoys
the intimate environment
at Hand and Stone, where
she has worked since it
opened in March 2009.
"I enjoy the true spa
atmosphere, being able
to establish rapport with
a returning client base
and working with other
therapists," she said. Like
Yamshon, three-quarters of
the original therapists still
work there. Many remain
attracted by the steady cli-
entele, which many hotels
and resorts that have suf-
fered under a weak econo-
my cannot offer.

Juggling work and family
Jim Richey, who still works
full time at Aon Hewitt,
admits the first year was
challenging to juggle the
new business, his job and
family life.
"But on the other hand,
it was completely exhilarat-
ing to do something we've
never done before and do
it well," Jana said, adding
that their three children are
excited about having mom
around more. "Our 8-year-
old daughter Avery asked,
'Does this mean you'll be
taking me to dance class
and taking us to the park
and the library?'
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do during the day when
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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. Costs
are $25 per person and $10
for children 12 and younger to
run in the race. To register, visit

The Little People's Theatre
Company will be performing
"Red Riding Hood and the
Monkey-Flower Wolf" at 1:30
p.m. and "Hansel & Gretel & the
Wicked Witch of Candyville" at
3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 and
Sunday, Oct. 24 in the Kmart
shopping plaza, 1425Tuskawilla
Road in Winter Springs. A
donation of $5 for children and
$8 for adults is suggested. For
more information, visit www.
redchair:org or call 407-504-

Rock Springs, 400 E. Kelly Park
Road, will host the fourth annual
Cardboard Canoe Regatta
beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday,
Oct. 23 with the race at 1 p.m.
Teams design and build a canoe
made of cardboard and ducttape
in three hours and at 1 p.m. 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.

The Oviedo Police Department
is partnering with Allstate
Insurance Company to sponsor
a free "Protect Teen Drivers"
program on Monday, Oct.
25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at
the Oviedo Police C.O.P.S. &
Volunteer Center at Oviedo
Marketplace mall. Class size
is limited and preregistration
is required. Contact instructor
Kristy Bolin at 407-657-5867.

Keeth Elementary's Fall
Festival and Basket Night
will be held from 5-8 p.m. on
Thursday, Oct. 28 at the school,
425 Tuscawilla Road in Winter
Springs. For more information,
e-mail seibertchrista@yahoo.

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
Saturday 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. or call 407-514-2000.

Winter Springs Parks and
Recreations is starting a tennis
program hosted by Bradstreet
sports in the area. Classes
will be available for everyone
older than 3. Group and private
lessons will be offered. For more
information, call 813-900-8549
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The Enzian Theater in Maitland hosts its "Haunted Swamp: Walk of Terror 2011". It runs this weekend and the following weekend.

This year's collection of spooky houses, hayrides and other Halloween events

Parents looking for a mid-
week Halloween activity
for their children will want
to take them to a special
weekday showing of "Han-
sel & Gretel & the Wicked
Witch of Candyville," on
Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Little
People's Theatre Compa-
ny in Winter Springs. Visit

A Petrified Forest in Alta-
monte Springs, 1360 E. Al-
tamonte Drive, will run Oct.
21-23 and 27-31. Private
tours will be offered Oct.
25-26. Kid's day will be Sat-
urday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m.

EnjoyHaunted Halloween
Hayrides and a Fall Festival
from 7-10 p.m. on Friday,
Oct. 22 and from 4-10 p.m.
on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Lake
Pickett and Fort Christ-
mas Road in East Orlando.
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Take a trip through 1,000
feet of backwoods behind
Enzian Theater in Maitland
during "Haunted Swamp:
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and Oct. 29-31. Tickets cost
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At the door $8

To purchase tickets on line, directions, and more Into go to: OR CALL (407) 908 5733

The 11th Annual Haunted
Halloween at Waterford
Lakes Town Center, 413 N.
Alafaya Trail, will take place
from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday,
Oct. 30 with a costume con-
test at 6 p.m. This free event
is for the whole family.

The fourth annual
"Hoooowl for the Arts"
and Casino Night is hap-
pening from 6-10 p.m. on
Oct. 30 at Seminole Harley
Davidson, 620 Hickman
Circle in Sanford. This fund-
raiser BBQ features unique
handcrafted masks created

by community artists and
celebrities to be auctioned
off. Tickets cost $25. Call
407-261-2314 or visit www.

The Rural Heritage Cen-
ter, on 1st & Main in Ge-
neva, will be hosting a Sci-Fi
family night where the mov-
ie "Abbot and Costello Meet
Frankenstein" will play at
6 p.m. on Oct. 30 with a $5
donation per person or $3
donation for kids under 16.
Anyone who comes in cos-
tume gets free popcorn.

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Berklee College of Music announces that Ryan
Froom and Colin Sury, both of Longwood, have
earned placement on the Dean's List for the
summer semester of the 2010 academic year.
Oviedo resident Robert "Randy" White
was hired by D&A Building Services Inc. as
Client Services Coordinator working from the
facility management company's Longwood

At its board of directors meeting held on
Sept. 27, Kids House of Seminole recognized
Sheila Kramer, publisher of Lake Mary Life, as
the recipient of this year's Media Award, for
her continuous effort to keep the spotlight on
Kids House and its endeavor to prevent and aid
victims of child abuse.
Past president of the Seminole Cultural
Arts Council, Kathryn J. Townsend, has been
appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to the Florida
Council on Arts and Culture.
The Sanford City Commission recently
appointed Sanford residents Tom Ball and Henry
Bowlin to four-year terms on the Sanford Airport
Authority Board.
The Mitchell Wade Salon, 1890 W. County Road
419, in Oviedo, is teaming up with Pink Hair for
Hope during the month of October to fight breast
cancer. Until Oct. 31, customers are invited to
come into the salon to have a lock of So. Cap.
USA's signature pink hair extension added to
their hair for a $10 cash donation. All proceeds
will be donated directly back to the fight against
breast cancer. No appointment is needed. For
more information, visit
Seminole County Fire Department members
wore pink the week of Oct. 11-15 in support
of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. SCFD
presented a check for $1,350 to the Susan
G. Komen for the Cure on Oct. 15 at Seminole
County Fire Station #27 at 5280 Red Bug Lake
Franklin Thomas Hutto, of Longwood, earned
a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear
engineering technology from Excelsior College.

On Nov. 17, the Winter Springs Police Department
is kicking off Operation Medicine Cabinet. The
event will provide the public with an opportunity
to properly dispose of expired, unwanted or
unused pharmaceutical controlled substances
and other medications. For more information
or drop-off locations, visit www.winterspringsfl.
Breakthrough Fitness, 269 Aulin Ave. in
Oviedo, is holding its Food for Fitness food drive
for Thanksgiving. Bring in any non-perishable

food item and receive free group workouts until
Thanksgiving. For more information, call 407-
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other high school students in the pop band
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presents Peter Alden as Elvis
and the Suspicious Minds
Band at 7:30 p.m. on Satur-
day, Oct. 30 at the Wayne
Densch Performing Arts
Center, 203 Magnolia Ave.,
Sanford. Tickets range from
$18 to $25. Call 407-321-
8111 or visit www.allen-

The annual Oviedo Po-
lice Department "Not So
Scary Halloween Fall Fest
2010" is from 4-6 p.m. Sun-
day, Oct. 31 at the C.O.P.S.

& Volunteer Center at the
Oviedo Marketplace mall
(by Dillard's). The event is
for pre-school and elemen-
tary school-aged children.
Contact Officer Grace Rob-
ertson at 407-971-5708 or
e-mail grobertson@cityofo-
Oviedo Marketplace's
"Mall-o-Ween 2010" will
be held from 3-6 p.m. Sun-
day, Oct. 31 in the mall. This
event will include trick-or-
treating from 4-6 p.m., chil-
dren's costume contest, face
painting, character photo
opportunities and much

more. Following this event,
there will be a free show-
ing of the movie "Coraline"
sponsored by Subway at Re-
gal Cinemas 0%iedo Market-
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Halloween Carnival of
Screams at Riverside Park,,
1600 Lockwood Blvd. in
Oviedo, will offer a haunted
house from 6-10 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 29 and a family-friend-
ly event from 5-9 p.m. Satur-
day, Oct. 30. There will also
be a food drive to benefit
the Hope Foundation Food
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Seminole staying saddle-savvy

Seminole County's horse
history predates the Civil
War, but will horses be a
part of the county's future?
Some local equestrians are
hoping to keep the county
deeply seated in the saddle.
As of 2006, during the last
equine census in Florida,
half a million horses were
registered statewide. But
then the state was hit with
a recession that slowed the
In Seminole County, one
local equestrian said that
despite the economy, horses
aren't going anywhere, and
business is holding strong.
"I'd definitely say the
horse population is up these
days," Seminole County
Horse Association Founder
Betsy Labelle said. "We may
not be up in backyard hors-
es, but we're up in world-
class horses. And we have
some of the best coaches in
the world."
And the equestrian com-
munity is hardly sitting on
its haunches while riding
out the recession.
Horse enthusiast Linda
Wiggins has taken horsing
around into the 21st centu-
ry, going online and diversi-
fying her equestrian supply
business to grab customers
more distant than Seminole
County's rural backyard.
"I'm seeing some new
faces in my store that I
hadn't seen before," Wiggins
said, optimistic about the
strength of the local eques-
trian community. "I'm not

losing customers. I'm see-
ing new ones."
But just behind her long-
time Oviedo business, The
Tack Shack, there used to
flourish one of the biggest
equestrian facilities in the
state. It's a plot of land that
recently became a rallying
point for horse enthusiasts
hoping for a resurrection.
For decades, the Winter
Miles racing facility brought
thousands of racers and
spectators into the north-
east corner of Oviedo every
winter to practice, compete
and prepare for larger com-
petition up north. More
than 200 racing horses
would call the complex's
barn home for half of the
But after its heyday in the
1970s and '80s, the industry
slowed to a halt, and the
horses - and the money -
went elsewhere.
Now equestrian sport in
the area collects only a small
percentage of the estimated
$2.2 billion in revenue gen-
erated throughout the state
on a yearly basis.
Wiggins was part of a
fight in 2006 to rebuild the
equestrian facility at the
former site of the Winter
Miles facility. By that time,
the buildings on the prop-
erty were collapsing and
the tracks had been over-
Though negotiations
with Oviedo failed to pro-
duce a resurrected horse
park, Wiggins said that the
economy may be partly to
"It's on the back burner

Some of the top competitive horses in the world call Seminole County their home, along with some national-level coaches,
who are keeping the county's equestrian community thriving during a slow economy,

right now until the econo-
my changes," she said.
Though she understands
the current economic cli-
mate, she said that Seminole
County needs a central
location for equestrians to
call home, like Clarcona
Horseman's Park in Orange
But in the meantime,
for recreational riders,
Seminole County may be
more accessible to horses
than ever.
"We've got plenty of
access to trails," Seminole

County Commission
Chairman Bob Dallari said.
"We may have more access
now than ever before."
Running concurrently
with the county's massive
trail expansion over the
course of the last decade,
a system of horse trails has
made it easier for riders to
travel by horseback, espe-
cially in the central and
eastern parts of the county,
where most of the county's
horses are located.
He said that the county's
4-H program is one of the

best in the state, helping
children by teaching them
how to work with horses.
"4-H really keeps kids
on the ball and helps them
out in the long run," Dallari
Wiggins said that with
the community staying
strong, it should be able to
ride out the slow economy
just fine.
"There's been a lot of belt
tightening lately because of
the economy, but I think
we're doing pretty well,"
she said.

Freedom Ride, which offers horse therapy to people with
special needs, will host a casino night on Saturday, Oct.
23 at Trick Shots, 11351 Lake Underhill Road. All proceeds
will benefit the nonprofit. Call 407-737-6606 for more

Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network will hold
their annual Miracle Trail Ride in support of Shands
Children's Hospital at the University of Florida and Arnold
Palmer Hospital for Children & Women on Saturday, Oct.
30 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rock Springs Run State
Reserve in Sorrento (about 30 miles north of Orlando). A
minimum donation of $50 includes breakfast, lunch and
an event T-shirt. Visit

The Suncoast Trail Riders will host their annual poker
ride at Lake Panasoffkee in Wildwood on Saturday, Oct. 31.
The cost is $10 and includes camping, lunch, Halloween
costume contest and door prizes. For more information,
call John 352 442-2737.

The Fabulous Freestyle Fundraiser will take place
Sunday, Nov. 7 at Silver Sands Arena, 625 Tomoka Farms
Road, New Symrna Beach. The proceeds benefit Central
Florida Dressage programs and Freedom Ride therapeutic
riding program for the disabled. Riders and spectators pay
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The community performance of
"Celery Soup" will be playing at the
Princess Theater, 115 W. First St., in
Sanford on Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturday until Nov. 13. The show
begins at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday
matinees begins at 2:30 p.m. Tickets
are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors,
and $15 for students 18 and younger.
For more- information or to purchase
tickets, visit www.celerysoupsanford.

Six venues in Historic Downtown
Sanford will participate in the Sanford
Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct.
22. The downtown arts venues are
joining forces in alliance with the
Historic Sanford Welcome Center's
Fourth Fridays.

The Planetarium at Seminole State
College of Florida presents the
following shows this month:
-"Into the West" - a Halloween
themed show - will be presented
from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct.
22, Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct.
-"Central Florida Nights" will be
presented from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on
Nov. 5 and Nov. 19.
-"StarTalk Live!" will be presented
from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Nov. 12.
-"The Story of the Universe" will be
presented from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on
Nov. 6, Nov. 13 and Nov. 20.

The city of Winter Springs will host
their fifth annual Hometown Harvest
free event at 5:30 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 23 in the Winter Springs Town
Center. Hope Food Pantry will be
collecting non-perishable food. For
more information, call 407-327-6593
or visit

The American Legion, Winter Park
Memorial Post 112,4490 N. Goldenrod
Road, will host its semi-annual Giant
Arts, Crafts, and Yard Sale from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Call
Jerry at 407-671-6404 for event and
reservation information.

The 32nd Annual Goldenrod Festival

and Parade will begin at 7 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 23 with the pancake
breakfast sponsored by Custom
Pest Solutions at the Goldenrod
Station, 4755 N. Palmetto Ave. The
Goldenrod Parade will then begin at
11 a.m. down Aloma Avenue from
Forsyth Road eastbound to Goldenrod
Road. Contact the Chamber for more
information at 407-677-5980.

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.

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

The Rotary Club of Lake Mary
will be hosting "Barbeque Fest," a
barbeque fundraiser, from 5-9 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 25 at the Seminole
Harley Davidson in Sanford and will
include barbeque and wing tasting
from Central Florida's restaurants,
Harley Davidson merchandise, and
live entertainment. Tickets can
be purchased at Seminole Harley
Davidson, The Orlando Lake Mary

Marriott, Lake Mary Florida Bank of
Commerce, Cork and Olive of Lake
Mary, Sign Tech in Sanford, by calling
407-936-1980 or from any Lake Mary
Rotary Club member.

Seminole State College of Florida's
Tuesday Voices, an open-mic poetry
reading series, continues its season at
7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 in the Sanford/
Lake Mary Campus Multipurpose
Room. For more information, call
407-708-2691 or e-mail harrisw@

The New Beginnings Network
Group is hosting their second Annual
Holiday Business Table Top Expo from
5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the
Orlando Hampton Inn, 151 Douglas
Ave. To attend, call 407-657-1610.
To become a vendor or sponsor, visit

Make- a Stand USA will be hosting
an event five days prior to the Nov.
2 elections. This is a statewide
event, and citizens of all ages and
denominations are invited for a night
of live music, guest speakers and
patriotism from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 28 at Cranes Roost at Uptown
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eat hamburger and hotdog cookout
and reserved covered area with
special activities for families and kids.
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tickets, call 407-484-3899.

World Vision Experience: AIDS
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multimedia, interactive exhibit that
allows visitors to step into the lives
of actual children affected by HIV and
AIDS in the hardest-hit region of the
world: Sub-Saharan Africa. The free
exhibit will run from 10 a.m. to 9
p.m. beginning on Saturday, Oct. 30
and running until Friday, Nov. 5 at the
Northland A Church Distributed, 530
Dog Track Road. For more information,

A.J. Brown, who describes herself as
a second-generation Highwayman,
will present a free lecture at Seminole
State College of Florida from 12:15-1
p.m. on Nov.. 3, in the Sanford/Lake
Mary Fine Arts Concert Hall. Al Black,
one of the most prolific Highwaymen
still painting, will hold a question-
and-answer session as part of the
presentation. For more information,

James Davison Hunter, Labrosse-
Levinson distinguished professor of
religion, culture and social theory at
the University of Virginia, will speak at
the Reformed Theological Seminary,
1231 Reformation Drive, in Oviedo,
at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3,
about his new book: "To Change the
World: The Irony, Tragedy & Possibility
of Christianity in the Late Modern

Celebrate the cooler growing
season and gain gardening tips at the
2010 Gardening Expo presented by the
Seminole County Master Gardeners
and the University of Florida/IFAS
Extension. The event will be held
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 6 at Red Bug Lake Park, 3600
Red Bug Lake Road, in Casselberry.
For more information, visit www.

"Romancing the Holidays" charity
book signing will take place from
2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, in the
center court of Altamonte Mall. More
than 20 writers are participating,
including New York Times best-selling
authors C.L. Wilson and Roxanne St.
Claire. Barnes & Noble will donate 20
percent of proceeds from book sales
to Central Florida's non-profit Adult
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THIS WEEK in political history

President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue of Liberty. A gift
from the people of France, it commemorated the alliance of the
Americans and the French during the American Revolution. It was
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Letter to i

Re-elect Kosmas
It's easy to promise, and
tough to deliver, but Con-
gresswoman Suzanne
Kosmas has stood by her
2008 promises. For years,
politicians from Bill McCol-
lum to Tom Feeney have
promised to deliver a VA
hospital in Orlando. It was
Kosmas who procured the
final $371 million needed.
Veterans and their families
know who is on their side
and who makes empty
promises. That's why we're
supporting Suzanne Kos-
mas for another term as
our congresswoman for
District 24.
-Wendy Wander Mize
Winter Springs

Fix Oviedo's dangerous
Three times in the past two
weeks I've nearly been hit
in crosswalks by inatten-
tive/aggressive drivers. In
every case, I had the clear
right-of-way. In one inci-
dent, an SUV cut me off
in mid-crosswalk so close
that I could reach out and
smack the side of it. (I only
wish I'd had a hammer in
my hand to punctuate the
point.) In another case, a
woman in an SUV mak-
ing a left turn leaned on
her horn - as I crossed

the street with the walk
light. In the third incident,
a car saw me in the cross-
walk and actually honked
its horn as if my using the
crosswalk was a violation
of the rules of the road.
I don't know what the
penalty is for entering an
occupied crosswalk. I hope
it's something along the
lines of criminal assault. (It
certainly fits the definition
of "putting one in fear of
a battery" - that is, being
run over by a 2-ton SUV!)
Two of these incidents
happened in downtown
Oviedo. The third hap-
pened a short distance
from the high school.
I'd really like to see Ovie-
do Police step up enforce-
ment of those who drive
into occupied crosswalks
before someone gets killed.
Some hefty fines, lost driv-
ers licenses, higher insur-
ance rates and maybe some
jail time would certainly
refocus attention - espe-
cially if this paper were to
publish the rogues' gallery.
-Kurt Amesbury

Vote yes on the half-cent
sales tax for SCPS
A "yes" vote for the half-
cent sales tax is an invest-
ment in the quality of life

in Seminole County.
From proceeds of the
current one-cent, coun-
ty_wide sales tax, Seminole
County Public Schools
has completed all prom-
ised projects on time and
within budget. This sales
tax will expire at the end
of 2011, coincident with
the largest school funding
decrease in history from
local and state sources. The
proposed new half cent
for schools on the ballot
will be an investment in
the continued excellence
of SCPS students as well
as providing an economic
boost and creating jobs
in our county. Oviedo,
Winter Springs, and Lake
Mary have recently been
recognized by national
magazines (Money & Relo-
cation) as top 100 cities to
live. The quality of educa-
tion was listed as a factor in
the selection.
The top 10 reasons to
vote "yes" are:
-Your residential prop-
erty values are positively
impacted by High School

Performance Rankings and
newer school buildings
-The Seminole County
School Board has cut its
budget $91 million dollars
during the last two years,
including $51 million in
construction and technol-
-Budget cuts were
achieved by eliminating
419 positions, reducing
health care benefits and
conserving energy in addi-
tion to a host of other cuts
-At the school level, 96
percent of the district bud-
get is spent
-Because your School
Board voted not to ask
you to extend the 25-cent
property tax levied for
the past two years, your
school property tax will
be reduced by .25 mills for
-SCPS has an annual eco-
nomic impact in the region
of $996 million dollars
-During the past year,
$19 million was spent with
437 Seminole County busi-
-Over 540 construction-

related jobs were created
by SCPS construction proj-
ects in 2009_10
-SCPS is an "A" Rated
Academically High Per-
forming School District
and ranked No. 1 in Central
Florida and No. 3 in the
entire state
-SCPS cannot deliver
the technology needed to
prepare the workforce of
tomorrow with the current
Oviedo and Winter
Springs area schools will
receive more than $27 mil-
lion dollars over the next
10 years in renovation, con-
struction, safety and securi-
ty, and updated technology
if the half-cent sales tax is
approved by the voters. A
list of specific projects can
be found on
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the resulting sales tax rate
would be the same rate as
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ATHIS WEEK in sports history

./ Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a home run in game six of
the World Series during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia
SPhillies. The home run won the championship for the Blue Jays.

Huskies trample St. Cloud

Driskel's string of wild touchdowns turned out to be pure skill, propelling the Huskies to a 36-14 win

The Huskies continue to fly
high in the football rank-
ings after capably handling
St. Cloud 36-14 on Friday
Jeff Driskel has turned
his freak touchdown scam-
per from the fifth week of
the season and made it a
habit, adding a 90-yarder
and an 88-yarder to his list
of long runs into the end
zone. He added two touch-
down passes as well.
But things weren't so
nice for the Huskies on the
other side of the ball, as the
defense allowed an embar-
rassing 306 passing yards

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from St. Cloud quarter-
back Phillip Steinmetz, and
allowed another 239 yards
on the ground. Two inter-
ceptions and some other
turnovers prevented the
prolific St. Cloud offense
from scoring more often in
the game.
For the Huskies (4-2,
1-1), who continue to have
the reverse of last season's
record, a second winning
streak on the season has
been long in coming after
they jumped out of the gate
They'll face their closest
rival, Oviedo, at 7:30 p.m.
on Friday, Oct. 22. The two
teams have traded blows
over the last two seasons,
with the Huskies embar-
rassing the Lions 35-28 for
their first official win as a
varsity team in 2008, then
the Lions getting revenge in
2009, winning 55-14.

The Lions (5-1, 1-0) are hav-
ing another strong season
this time around, coming
off a 23-13 victory over Fla-

gler Palm Coast.
Oviedo is on a four-game
winning streak, with their
last two wins spreading the
gap over other teams. But
the games remain tight for
the Lions, thanks to stifled
offense and strong defense.
The biggest margin of vic-
tory the Lions have enjoyed
this year was a 14-0 win
over Evans, which only has
one win this season. All the
Lions' other games have
been decided by 10 points
or less.

Winter Springs
Winter Springs built on
their surprise victory over
Hagerty two games ago to
trounce Timber Creek 28-7
last week.
The Bears had trouble
extricating themselves
from a tight game early on,
but caught traction later to
pull away.
Meanwhile, the Bears'
defense had the Wolves'
number all night on the
ground, holding them
to only two yards on the
ground, and sacking quar-

The Bears' defense had the Wolves on the run Friday night, holding them to only a
touchdown and two total yards on the ground in a 28-7 homecoming rout.

terback Jesse McNinch for
negative. 34 yards on three
The Bears (4-3, 2-0) trav-
el this week against Lake
Howell (0-6, 0-2),which has
lost by a combined score of
264-68 this season.
The Silver Hawks could

prove helpful to the Bears'
offensive numbers. So far
this season, the Hawks'
defense has allowed a mini-
mum of 37 points in every
game, giving up an average
of nearly seven touchdowns
per game.

UCF faces Rice on Saturday

The Knights trounced Marshall 35-14 on Oct. 13, winning their second straight C-USA game in 2010

For the second Wednes-
day in a row, the Knights
trounced a C-USA rival, this
time traveling to Marshall
to hand the Thundering
Herd its sixth straight loss
to the Knights Oct. 13.
That came on a resound-
ing 35-14 margin thanks
to scrappy play from the
Knights offense, and a sur-
prise touchdown by the
defense in what's becoming
a weekly routine for UCF.
But the game was hardly
routine, held to a standstill
for an hour and a half as
a thunderstorm pelted the
stadium. When it restarted,
the Knights went straight
back to dominating the
Quarterback Jeff God-
frey again helped lead the
Knights, taking five success-
ful drives downfield, racing
into the end zone to com-
plete two of them himself.
The Knights' freshman
phenom threw for 138 yards
in the game and rushed for
33. His platooning team-
mate, junior quarterback
Rob Calabrese, raced into
the end zone for the first
touchdown of the game,
but then left the field in

pain after a knee injury.
Godfrey and Calabrese
had seemingly solidified a
one-two offensive punch in
the last two games, trad-
ing downs on the same
drive to bring them to the
end zone. The duo had
combined forces on half a
dozen touchdown drives in
the past two games.
For the third time this
season, UCF's top rusher
was not a quarterback, with
running back Ronnie Weav-
er racing to a career high
151 yards in the game.
Meanwhile UCF's defense
again did an admirable job
holding back their oppo-
nent's offense, stalling Mar-
shall to just 263 total yards
and two touchdowns. Their
defensive score came on
an A.J. Bouye pick in the
third quarter, only a minute
after Godfrey had scored.
Bouye raced 42 yards for
the score.
At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, the
Knights (3-2, 2-0) kick off
in their homecoming game
against Rice. The Owls
are 2-5 so far, coming off
a 34-31 win over Houston.
The last time the Knights
played Rice on the same
weekend last season, they
blew them out 49-7.

Junior quarterback Rob Calabrese, at center, may have taken his last snap of the season Oct. 13, falling to an anterior cruciate
ligament injury after a two-yard rushing touchdown to put the Knights in the lead. He'll have surgery to repair it with the month.

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