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Free! www. Seminole Voice .com Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 USPS 008-093 Publisher statement on page 2. Whats goin on? INDEX Its 6:30 p.m. on a school night as Cindy Ducker picks up a micro ementary cafeteria with a list of proud statistics. The Mustangs, teachers, administration, staff, an A+ rating for 11 straight years. FCAT scores in the county. They also might be shut down within a year. On Jan. 23, the schools stand ing-room-only cafeteria found out why one of the statistically best elementary schools in one of the statistically highest-perform ing school districts in the state is statistically the most likely to be shuttered within a year. The mass of parents and teachers demanding answers from Seminole County Public Schools Superintendent Bill Vo gel werent alone in their fears. list of potential closures to make up for a nearly $20 million bud get shortfall that will no longer be shored up by federal money in the next school year. The east side of Seminole County would tary schools and Winter Springs chopping block. Parent Julie Clarke, who has 10 years old, said that if the axe drops next year, teachers and do to stop it. The School Board has stated that they do not want to close schools, Clarke said. But if they choose to close schools, then no school on the list is safe. The decit Thats why an army of mostly tangs shirts organized to stop it. They wanted to help the School Board before it was too late, par ent Alison Warren said. We know that the School know has to be addressed, War ren said. They're talking about It's crazy what they're looking at. We need to help them help us. The help she talked about was the same issue that the School Board has grappled with for of the recession in 2008: money. As the economy and property fell with it. The state slashed more than $83 million since the 2007-08 school year. Then a more than $20 million federal subsidy expired. Then the County Com mission refused to extend a pen ny sales tax that paid $13.4 mil schools. The expiration of the property tax dealt a deathblow to a bud get that was already 60th lowest of 67 districts in funding in the state, Vogel said. They only had it for two years because they thought the economy would rebound, Vogel said. It hasn't. Rallies for schools is asking for it back. Stand Up for SCPS has organized a series of informational sessions on its campaign to push for a property tax increase that would add $25 million back into the school sys rent budget shortfall. On Jan. 26, parents packed to the groups pitch. The num bers are simple, Vogel said. If Seminole County had that, lion a year and we would not be here tonight, and we wouldn't be looking at any of the drastic he said. ers killed a half penny sales tax measure in 2010. At least for four years. If the group can get enough support, a ballot referendum could be fast-tracked to a special election to raise the money. But by then the School Board may al Feb. 28, the School Board may decide which schools to close. ementary School principal Tina schools supporters persuaded the County Commission to push ment Agency money to pay for a new roof for the school. If that now. In the meantime, Warren raise a child, Warren said. I'm A soft-spoken woman with a broad ery Tuesday to the food pantry she calls her blessing. Six months ago, this middle-class mom and former real-estate agent needed help feed ing her family, so her friend and neighbor referred her to the place where she herself was getting as sistance. Like many other families in Cen commission-only income to rely on, they still make too much money to qualify for food stamps, yet their budget is stretched too thin to sat isfy her 16-year-old sons appetite. Bartolomei said. So the family of three goes with out it, hoping their health holds out Stories like this are typical at A Lake Mary woman has the largest collection of Converse Shoe savvy > 10 Hot wheels > 3 Hundreds of cars descended on Oviedo on Saturday The Zoo Health Club opened recently in Winter Springs Heavy lifting > 7 Calendar > 8 Take a trip back through the early days of Geneva during the villages historic bus tour, which leaves the community center at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. When a man threatens to jump from a high Manhattan ledge, a police psychologist tries to talk him down. Opening this week: Man on a Ledge Celery Stalks ........................................... 4 Stetsons Corner ...................................... 4 Interests .................................................. 6 Calendar .................................................. 8 Athletics ................................................ 14 Ask Sandi .............................................. 15 Young Voices ......................................... 15 Classifieds ............................................. 16 HOPE hosts rst 5K on Feb. 4 ALLISON OLCSV A Y The Voice Please see HOPE on page 2 Schools ght to avoid closure ISAA C BABCOCK The Voice PHO T OS BY ISAA C BABCOCK THE V OICE Seminole Superintendent Bill V ogel talks to news reporters about the districts budget gap and plans to shutter schools in order to make up for it. The School Board may approve a ballot measure that asks voters to pay increased taxes.

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Page 2 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice THIS WEEK another middle class mom, Krissy Todd, who 5 years ago, saw a need to help fami Organizations heart organization. teers mingle with shoppers offering to help While at the foundations center, clients can also get help applying for Food Stamps, creating a resume, or learning about other to them. From the back of the thrift store, more they come to pick up food for the week. pantry. For them, getting to know their clients and check on them on a week-to-week basis makes all the hard work rewarding. some assist clients in getting set up with and price clothes. help to set up the thrift store. From the earliest days Williams has felt like this is what she was supposed to do. when my daughter brought me along with said. I had recently retired and was look ing for a place to help out. Its a nice feeling to help people who need it, to accomplish Inaugural race directly back to the foundation. and $35 on race day. miles is not the most enticing idea, its still possible to help out the cause. Instead of participating in the 5K, there T-shirt and the chance to sleep in on Satur day. Its a fun, healthy way to get out side and raise money for a great cause, Faulkner said. coordinator Sara Ozim said. The more money we raise, the more money gets funneled directly back to the families, Ozim said. directly impact families in need. Touching lives free and reduced lunch with their Kids of the kids during school breaks. Realizing that kids need more than good THIS WEEK in history Jan. 30, 1948 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Known as Mahatma, Gandhis persuasive methods of civil disobedience influenced leaders of civil rights movements. Published Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 PUBLISHER Kyle Taylor, 407-563-7009 kyle@observernewspapers.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407-563-7023 isaacb@observernewspapers.com MANAGING EDITOR Jenny Andreasson 407-563-7026 editor@observernewspapers.com DESIGNER Jonathan Gallagher 407-563-7054 jgallagher@observernewspapers.com ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Tracy Craft 407-515-2605 tcraft@observernewspapers.com CLASSIFIEDS LISTINGS classieds@observernewspapers.com P hone 407-563-7000 SeminoleVoice.com F ax 407-563-7099 Volume 22 Issue No. 3 The Seminole Voice is published twice a month by Community Media Holdings, LLC USPS #008-093 Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice, P .O. Box 2426, Winter P ark, FL 32790 REPORTER Karen McEnany-Phillips kphillips@observernewspapers.com SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Amanda Rayno 407-563-7073 arayno@golfweek.com COPY EDITOR Sarah Wilson COLUMNISTS Janet Foley of Oviedo 407-365-6859 celerystalks@att.net Sandi Vidal of Casselberry sandi@christianhelp.org Tom Carey of Oviedo sundewgardens@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES Linda Stern 407-376-2434 LStern@observernewspapers. com INTERN Allison Olcsvay $100 to $500 OFFAny Servicewith this ad On Call 24 Hours A DayServing Central Florida Since the s Let Us Handle Your Emergency!Call Our Hotline 877-936-8998 www.EmergencyServices24.comServing Floridas Residential & Commercial Community Since 1990 IMMEDIAT E RESPONSE Whats Your Emergency?CBC057844 F lood l Leaks l Mold l F ire l Storm l Smoke l Roong Carolyn M. Canada, Broker/President Wanda Perkins, P.A., REALTOR Commercial, Homes & Land, Inc. www.chlre.com CHL Get the look you deserve ... Contact us at 4079146445 Were 100% mobile Car Wash & Wax $15* Insured Business For a limited time only. Restrictions ap ply due to size and condition of vehicle. HOPE | Oviedo nonprofit organization has more than 100 people signed up for its first 5K fundraiser event C ONTINUED FR OM FR ONT P AGE Please see HOPE on page 3

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Page 3 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice 500 kids where they handed out backpacks, school supplies and To Bartolomei, this help was to buy a thing, she said. You knowwhen your son is happy, you are happy. With the help of the commu kids happy this year, by meeting needs and offering encourage ment to families through their outreach. people we help are not home food and other basic necessities to get them back on their feet, through our programs. We help families before they end up in a crisis, which can spiral into homelessness. Celebrate Red February with a fun-lled day promoting heart health in our community. Join family, friends and neighbors for a family-friendly 5k event, followed by a community fair.5k Certied Course Two Ways To Register: Online: In-Person: Pick up application at the Presented by South Seminole Hospital, the J. Douglas Williams YMCA and the City of Longwood. Saturday, February 11, 2012Reiter Park Free Community Fair and orthopedic surgeon Orlando City Soccer vehicle displays More information at southseminolehospital.com/caringheartsAvoid the last-minute race day rush. Race packets can be picked up beginning February 9, 2012 at the J. Douglas Williams YMCA, 665 Longwood-Lake Mary Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746.5K & COMMUNITY FAIR DID YOU KNOW THAT 85% OF YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK CAN BE TAXED? Personalized report on how to lock in and guarantee your retirement income for the rest of your life.COMPLIMENTARY CALL 1-800-603-0850 Ext.1 HOPE | Helping families in a spiral C ONTINUED FR OM P AGE 2 PHO T O COURTESY OF TRA CY DICHTAS Winter Springs wrestling team broke records while winning the Seminole Athletic Conference Championship Jan. 21, setting school records in the process. They had more cham pions with 8, more nalists with 10, and more place winners with 13 than any other time in school history. They also broke Oviedo High Schools streak of 11 straight championships. Bears are SAC champs Cool cops and hot cars PHO T O BY ISAA C BABCOCK THE V OICE The seventh annual Central Florida Law Enforcement Car Show returned to the Oviedo Mall on Jan. 21. S C A N HERE Use your smartphones Q R code reader app to view more photos or visit seminolevoice.com/photos/galleries

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Page 4 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice 2011 HOLIDAY TOY D RIVE Thank you for your generous support of our kidsNew Hope for Kids provides specialized support to children and families grieving the loss of a loved one and grants wishes to children with life-challenging illnesses in Central Florida. In 2011, New Hope for Kids granted 47 wishes to girls and boys and assisted over 350 children through grief facilitation. Because we do not receive any funding from government agencies, the personal donations so generously given by individuals and local organizations are so important to the success of our mission to bring hope, healing and renewal to our community. We are so thankful for our dedicated Board of Directors, Volunteers and the generosity of the Central Florida community in another successful TOY DRIVE for our families. For more information please call 407.331.3059 ext. 10 or visit www.newhopeforkids.org Barrett Farms Brio Tuscan Grille Brunswick Wekiva Bowling Lanes Center Academy Clear Channel Community Patrons Cracker Barrel Del Dee Bistro Dennys DPR Construction Fields BMW 1st Southern Bank FiServ Florida Respiratory Therapy Full Sail University Hannover Life Re Institute of Internal Auditors L & J Accessories Maitland Massage Mirtha Valdes Martin CPA Natures Table Panera Bread PayChecks Sports Cuts Haircuts Universal Studios Florida Whole Foods Wyndham Worldwide forcement Car Show last Saturday? It was bigger and better than last year, if things and trucks. It does bring back memories of growing up. Flea market St. Stephens Catholic Church is hosting a from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.st-stephen.com Glass Show be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun of show is $4.50, and admission is good for both days. Call 407-298-3355. Marker dedication ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. It will also bring attention to the farmers market. The ceremony will be simple a few quick nancial supports and donated $1,000 each. time. The market hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Orchid Show nual Orchid Show and Sale Friday, Feb. 10, run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. on Sunday St., Orlando. The show will include bloom ing orchids, foliage plants, bromeliads, books and supplies. Admission is free. Call 407-299-8003. Visit SeminoleVoice.com for more events. CELERY By Janet Foley the Between Stalks Send word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing celerystalks@ att.net TALK T O JANET > Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Car show got better Help save the Mustangs Geneva Elementary leads the short list of school closings Our Mustangs are in trouble. The Semi nole County School Board has made it clear that two of eight schools must be place it at the top of the list. A community village No one, including the School Board, wants to close a school. Interrupting the rhythm of a family's routine takes a toll that exceeds any mathematical formula. The impact and unintended consequences cannot be boxed in dollars and cents. It is a painful process. Most schools on the list are in neigh borhoods that belong to larger communi ties like Winter Springs, Longwood and unique character and educational history that reaches back to Russian immigrant schoolteachers who home schooled many Like those children, our young Mus tangs walk to school under the watchful eyes of sand hill cranes and deer in the early hours after dawn. They hear the skitter of the squirrels, the pushy call of the red tail hawks, and the staccato of keep our horses off the school sidewalk. 88 years of public education was dedicated in 1988 and the excellent caring administrators and teachers for connects us in so many ways. Our chil dren walk to the museum for their Florida history experience. This school has been the beating heart of our community from fallen deputy in its shadow. It does take a village administrators know more than the test scores and attendance records of their children. They know when they're hungry on Monday morning and when their dad got laid off. They celebrate when a big sister earns a scholarship, and wipe least one principal, teacher and student. Please see STETSONS on page 5

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Page 5 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice plants I grow in my garden could be categorized as Asian greens. ing the early leaf and stem por with minimal maintenance. As of the easiest crops to produce on Most Asian greens must be started from seeds instead of off-the-shelf transplants. Locat ing the seeds is a low hurdle to choosing many of these exotic Internet search of seed catalogs Since purchasing seeds offers an buying transplants, dont skimp Starting the seeds requires a balanced mix of quality potting soil, clean containers, moisture, warmth and sunlight. Most Asian the new sprouts to full sun. Left in limited light, lanky, weak seed lings are prone to stem disease three to four weeks most of these seedlings will be ready to grow in the great expanse of the garden. ture, pest controls, sunlight and adequate. A 3-gallon landscape ting mix supplies ample space for six transplants. A 4-foot square bed using grid pattern spacing produces dozens of heads. As the crop starts to mature, pick crowded thinning greens for cery store. Most Asian greens are in the Brassica family of plants, similar to radish or cabbage. I repeatedly Mizuna, which produces a large green or purple fern-like foliage. graze fresh from my garden, taste testing to compare and contrast components of Asian greens are you to research the possibilities. So this is our commitment to you. We will work as diligently to help grow and protect your money as you did earning it. And help create a passionately disciplined plan designed to provide sustainable income for your riveting next chapter. Discover all that we can do for you. LIFE WELL PLANNED. YOU STOP WORKING AT 65. YOUR MONEY STOPS WORKING AT 65. T HIS COULD BE A PROBLEM. YOU STOP W ORKING A T 65. YOUR MONEY STOP S W ORKING A T 65. T H I S COULD BE A P ROB LEM. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC 10-BDMKT-0426 RJA 10/10 Scott R. Nickerson, AAMS www.fortresswmrj.com Associate Vice President, Investments 301 East Pine Street Suite 1100 Orlando, FL 32801 407-246-8895 scott.nickerson@raymondjames.com www.mycb.comOviedo Branches: 156 Geneva Drive, 407-365-6611 8305 Red Bug Lake Road, 407-366-4868 Winter Park Branch: 7250 Aloma Avenue, 407-679-7000 Longwood Branch: 410 Myrtle Street, 407-622-7142 Making Business Plans? You Can Count On Us!Todd Cluxton, VP, cell: 407-267-0949 Tim Slattery, EVP, cell: 407-492-0680 160 East Broadway PO Box 622143 Oviedo, FL 32765 Phone: (407) 365-3722 Fax: (407) 365-7786 www.signman.net (Located at the base of the Nelson & Co. water tower) Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page. WHO IS CAREY > Tom Carey GARDEN From my to yours Asian greens Families crowd the school for FCAT updates, PTA family nights, book fairs and musical productions. Whether they ar parents care about what happens to their kids within the school walls, and the school cares about this is why it feels like our heart is being ripped apart. This school is more than brick and mortar, it into pieces, scattered about the county and expected to regen erate itself 6.2 miles away. We know as Solomon did, that you Make your solutions and con PTA your ideas and support. Contact information for the Semi nole County School Board can be Save the dates At 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, the Membership Meeting will be held, with pot luck dinner, free Bus Tour and Pancake Breakfast is coming up on Saturday, Feb.4, eted bus seats are going fast. Call phone number or email, number of people, and which tour you prefer, 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. You Center and cost $10 per person. Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002 kphillips@observernewspapers.com with Stetsons Corner in the subject line, or fax 407-349-2800 Thanks! This column is dedicated to Deputy Sheriff Gene Stetson Gregory, killed in the line of duty on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never be the same because of Deputy Gregory it will be better. TALK T O KAREN > STETSONS | Check out the bus tour C ONTINUED FR OM P AGE 4

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Page 6 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice INTERESTS THIS WEEK in human history Feb. 4, 1922 The Ford Motor Company acquires the failing luxury automaker Lincoln Motor Company for $8 million. Fords son Edsel eventually helped to convince his father to drop his famous rule: You can have any color, as long as its black. It wasnt too likely theyd win Florida, let alone become the sec ond best tennis team in the nation. But the self-described motley crew did it. Without a profes sional coach or even much prac tice, and a team half the size of competitors and with some of the youngest in the tournament, they did it. Our guys played completely against the odds, Coach Brian Sephton said. cal tennis players and one from Miami, beat the odds last October to snag second place at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Jr. Team Tennis National Champi onships, 14 and under intermedi ate category. They beat out 8,000 other teams across the nation, and were one of 16 to make it to the tournament held in Arizona after winning sectionals in Daytona. W ork alone, win together But it wasnt easy for the team. The Acers, while all friends and based in the same area, rarely practiced together. Most of their experience playing as a team and with Sephtons guidance was dur ing the three months of matches they played to win Florida. Any time the team was together, it was to win a game. On their own, though, the play ers worked to sharpen their tennis skills. All of them achieved this un der their own steam, Sephton said. Theyre out there on their own. One players mom said she Saffrans friends were having fun, he was on the court. All that discipline paid off, Pat Saffran said. Rough starts chance at reaching the top felt like Sephton said. But theyd always pull forward, even during a threehour singles game for their player from Miami, Lucas Nickolich. It was a seesaw of emotions for The Acers. We watched it slipping away from us, Sephton said. And see them dig in and turn the game around and win. You have to have mental toughness and physical tough ness, Cecilia Tong, 12, a Lee Mid dle School student said. Friendship is essential For the Acers, though, reaching and being top four was good enough for them the highlight of the competition. Nat Saffran said he barely thought about the competition as he played with doubles partner Ben Sephton, both from Trinity Preparatory School. He only thought about what was happening on the court. Being best friends helps keep things in perspective, and brings some spe cial chemistry to their playing, they said. Were a pretty solid team, Ben said. We just have a lot of fun on the court. Thats what makes this team so special, they all said their friendships on and off the court. Instead of getting separate hotel rooms, the team and their parents all stayed in one big house. Al most like a tennis vacation. Were all close, which is es sential for a team, said Theressa Tong, 14, from Edgewater High School. Friendship is part of what turns them into a cohesive team, Sephton said. Theres forgiveness when a doubles partner makes a mis take and encouragement when they play well a key, they said. Theyre certainly not a serious bunch, and most of their favorite tennis memories involved the sil liness behind the scenes, not the sweating on the court. Most on the team members have known each other for years, and Sephton has seen them grow as players and as friends to his son Ben. Its really a little bit like watch ing your own kids and friends playing, Sephton said. Theyd love to stay together for this years USTA Nationals, but Theressa will be too old, so the teams future is unsure. They hope to keep as many players as they can, and move up from the intermediate to advanced compe tition category. Now that theyve done it once, the team knows what it takes to get there and is itching for another try. And why not, its their favorite thing to do in the whole world. I just love the sport, said Kaylan Rotman, 14, from Lake Highland Preparatory School. Id die if I didnt play tennis, Theressa said. OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com Tennis aces win against the odds The Acers tennis team beat out 8,000 other teams to place second in the USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHO T O BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE V OICE The Acers, from left, Cecilia T ong, Kaylan Rotman, Ben Sephton, Nat Saffran and Theressa Tong, pose with their with their USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships trophy and banner. Not pictured is Luca Nickolich, who lives in Miami. Oviedo Antique Mall55 Dealers! New 5,000 square foot antique & collectibles mall in downtown Oviedo.Primitives, furniture, jewelry, lp albums, collectibles, coins, Antiquariam Books, & more Open 7 Days! Limited Dealer Space AvailableKay Halley & other Halleys Antiques dealers are now located at Oviedo Antique Mall For more information about the United States Tennis Association, visit www.usta.com Learn more

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Page 7 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice Family Calendar Chris LaRocca believes in family. Perhaps thats why his customers feel that way when they enter his Club, which opened last month in the Winter Springs Town Center. Bright and airy inside, the new gym lets the afternoon light in through windows reaching from LaRocca and his staff are just as open and inviting as guests walk through the door. Built like the college football player he once was, LaRocca is a friendly, outgoing man who is ea As a 10-year cancer survivor, he knows what it means to struggle to reach a goal and how important good health is to a persons over all well-being. This second chance at life, as he calls it, has given him the op portunity to pursue his dreams. I just love seeing and helping peo ple achieve their own health and What I love is seeing people have a good time, LaRocca said. Making it enjoyable is what its all about. The 6,500-square-foot gym features everything one would Racks of gleaming chrome free weights stand along a mirrored wall as treadmills, ellipticals, stairsteppers and cycles with hi-tech iPod-ready audio-video systems help keep hearts pumping in the But this isnt just a bare-bones Fitness offers an assortment of classes from belly dancing and yoga to R.I.P.P.E.D., a total body workout designed to burn fat and build muscle. classes, the Latin-inspired dancetionwide faster than the blister ing tempo of this pulse-pumping workout. LaRocca said the class is such a hit with his members that hes thinking about adding a kids near future. Located in the Town Center right in the middle of a growing family-oriented community, The said Oviedo-Winter Springs Re gional Chamber of Commerce President Cory Skeates. Its an impressive place, he said. Its great because while peo ple are there, they are also visiting other shops, perhaps eating at one of the restaurants or visiting Pub lix before they head home. As a local resident from Ovie do, LaRocca really wanted this business to be part of a close-knit community. He recalled driving back and forth on the way to his kids foot ball and basketball practice, think ing that it would be a perfect place to follow his dream of opening a family at its heart. I kept looking at this corner came to fruition. Winter Springs High School se nior Lauren Greed signed up with her mom during pre-enrollment before the gym even opened. I come here every day, said Greed. Its convenient and its nice to see the same people in here. I feel comfortable because its a smaller gym, so its more personal. Under the whir of two colossal fans hanging from the high ceil ing, members and staff chat easily with each other, offering advice or an encouraging word. Ive only been a member for one week, Carmen Santiago said, and already it feels like family here. The staff are so nice and they know my name, she said. Santiago used to drive to a gym in Longwood, but when it closed, she went looking for a new place. This one was just so close to home and its nice and clean, she said. Plus, you cant beat the prices, its much cheaper than other gyms. Basic memberships begin at free tanning and half price classes. Location also seems to be a sell ing point for many. According to staffers, some of the members even jog to the gym from home, or take advantage of the Seminole County trail system right outside the Town Center. This formula of location, ser vice and family atmosphere is key to the new gyms success, LaRoc ca said. Weve been open six weeks and we are very pleased by the response, he said. Most of our new members have come by word of mouth. We had a vision for a mom-and-pop feel and thats kind of where we would like to keep it, where the members know us and we know them by name. Oviedo VISION Center 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansFashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes Treatment of Infections & Glaucoma In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Fresh Fruit Vine Ripe Tomatoes Vegetables Thomas Produce110 Geneva Dr., Oviedo (Across from Ace Hardware) Get Healthy From the Inside Out! Seminole County high schools are hosting Superintendent Bill Vogel as he presents the state of the public school system address. Find out about possible school closings and a tax measure that seeks to infuse the school cof fers. Thursday, Feb. 2 Lake Brant ley High School, 6 p.m., Audito rium Thursday, Feb. 16 Seminole High School, 6 p.m., Media Cen ter A 24-hour softball game fund raiser will start at noon Satur day, Jan. 28, and end at noon on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs. Visit hometorome.net for information, to register your team or contribute to fundraising. Theres a cost to participate, but its free to watch. Seminoles Got Talent nale is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford. Call 407321-8111 or go to wdpac.com to purchase tickets. The Race For HOPE 5K starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Winter Springs High School. HOPEs mission is to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida by equipping individuals and families to become self-suf cient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education. Visit tinyurl.com/5KforHOPE for infor mation. Seminole Towne Center welcomes the annual Seminole County Schools Regional Math, Sci ence and Engineering Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4. The countywide science fair includes the best projects from students in grades 6-12. Award winners will be an nounced in the malls Center Court at 6:30 p.m. Oviedo Mall announces a live buttery experience to support Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. Admission is $2. Visi tors can tour the buttery house, interacting with more than 150 butteries in their habitat Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Guests can take a photo with a buttery, create buttery crafts, view a life-cycle kiosk, and adopt-a-buttery to take home. Call 248-885-0447 or visit butter iesinthesky.com for details. St. Lukes Lutheran School is hosting an open house on at 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. If you can not attend contact Sherry Abell, School Admissions Director, for a personalized tour of campus, at 407-365-3228 or sabell@stlukesoviedo.org Join Seminole County Natural Lands Program for guided hikes and programs throughout the county. For information, call 407349-0959. Its $3 per person. Email calendar submissions to editor@observernewspapers.com Fitness buff opens Zoo in Winter Springs ALLISON OLCSV A Y The Voice PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Orlando Cintron works out at Zoo Health Club, which recently opened at the Winter Springs Town Center. The Zoo Health Club, 160 Tuskawilla Road, Ste. 1214, Winter Springs, which opened in December, offers memberships as low as $15 per month for individuals and $62.50 per month for a family of four. Hours are 4 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Contact them at 407-3271056 or nd them on Facebook. Learn more

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Page 9 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice GRAND PRIZE R AFFLEChoice of...2012 F ord F iesta S Sedan 12 day trip to A laska $13,000 buckaroos! E NTERTAINMENT T hurs TEEN NI GH T Winterfest I dol F ri & Sat Continuous L ive E ntertainmentA U C TION SJewelry Bicycles Clothing Electronics Antique Dishes Baby Items Books Christmas Items Sports Equipment Furniture Toys ArtworkAND MUCH MORE! Bingo Kids Games F estival F ood R ides Strawberry Pie Y UM !GI G ANTI C F LEA M AR K ETJan. 27-29, 2012 Welcome A ll Bargain Hunters T o T he Best INDOOR F lea M arket! F RIDA Y JAN. 27 7AM 5 P M SATURDA Y JAN 28 7AM 5 P M SUNDA Y JAN. 29 10AM 3 P MSilent: Sat 2-5:00pm L ive: Sat 7:00pmCARNIVAL F OOD F AMIL Y F UNF eb. 2-5, 2012575 T uskawilla R d., Winter Springs F E B 2 TH UR S DA Y 5 -10 P M S ATURDA Y 12P M -MIDNI GH T F E B 3 FRIDA Y 5P M -MIDNI GH T F E B 5S UN 12-5P MRIDE S ONL YContinuous FREE parking shuttle available UNLIMITED RIDE PASSES AVAILABLE1 ticket = $2.00 Notes New sweet stop A new Menchies opened across from the Oviedo Mall at 8085 Red Bug Lake Road. Biggest Ever food drive HOPE volunteers will be in the Oviedo Mall near Sears through Sunday, Jan. 29, collecting nonperishable food items. All items will be counted/weighed, and the winner of the largest donation will be announced at 7 p.m. Jan. 31. USTA honor for Harkins The USTA selected Cindy Harkins of Longwood as a 2011 USTA Eve F. Kraft Community Service Award recipient. The award is given to individuals who perpetuate Krafts mission to bring the game of ten nis to everyone who wants to play. Harkins has been instrumental in the growth of the Seminole County tennis community by establishing Red Bug Park in 1976 and serving on the committee to develop San lando Park in 1978. Theater seeks desert fatigues For its production of Irwin Shaws Bury the Dead, Theatre UCF needs Army apparel, particularly boots. They are seeking brown tone fatigues with a digital pattern. Used items are preferred, though new will be accepted. They cannot be returned. Contact the costume shop at 407-823-0593 or theatre. ucf.edu Gliders host Track Classic The Central Florida Gliders, will host its Spring Track Classic on April 28 at Lake Brantley High School. The meet is open to teams or unattached athletes from youth through masters (30 and older). Marks and times in the open di vision can be used to qualify for Olympic trials. Visit www.cfgliders. com Registration is online only at www.coacho.com. Entry fee is $6 per event. SCHOOL NEWS Master of Science awarded Michelle Solano of Winter Springs was awarded a Master of Science degree during Creighton Univer sitys winter commencement cer emony on Dec. 17. Deans List The following students have earned the distinction of Deans List at The Georgia Institute of Technology for fall semester 2011. Springs BIZ NEWS New associates RE/MAX Town & Country Re alty located at 1315 Tuskawilla Road, Ste. 101, Winter Springs, is pleased to announce that David Coburn, Joseph Dionne and Mil lie Rivera have joined our ofce as real estate associates. Exclusive contract awarded Stirling Sothebys International Realty has been named exclusive sales and marketing agents for a one-acre golf course estate home at Alaqua County Club, the private, gated community off Markham Woods Road in Longwood. New Menchies

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Page 10 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers she owned, but shes spent the rest of her life making up for it. Seven hundred and thir ty three pairs later, she may own more Converse shoes than anyone else in the world. Just to be sure, she applied for a Guinness World Record on Jan. 5. She needed to rent a U-Haul truck to drive her shoes from her Lake Mary home to the counting ceremony. Hi everybody, welcome to my shoes! she yelled toward a train into the multi-purpose room of Maitlands Jewish Academy of Or ing from the tops of more than 20 tables, a kaleidoscopic parade of Chuck Taylors perched a few feet lazy existence by now. Each one of them waits an average of two years to take a walk. Gold, ever smiling, has worn almost all of them at least once. bursting with energy and sport than even her voice, Gold wore a pair of shimmering size nine Chuck Taylor high tops the color of her name. They might as well have her name on them; for the better part of the last two decades teaching at the Jewish Academy, she could be recognized by any But not on Jan. 5. As she paced the room, stopped every few feet by friends and gawkers who wanted to ask her which is her favorite pair, she passed by more than a few well-worn Converse on the feet of family, students, fel low teachers and random strang ers. In Golds world, Converse fever is contagious. In unlaced gray low tops, her son Lander was the one who called the Guinness Book of World Records. Their instructions: shoot photos of every pair, catalog them and do a public counting with sev en witnesses, or pay up to $10,000 same. The choice was easy. Plenty of family and friends were ready to help. So on that cold morn ing after the holiday break, they trucked in more than 20 crates of shoes that had taken a month to inventory, and they started quan tifying Golds obsession. Across the room, Jewish Acad emy Principal Lynne Shefsky, shod in a pair of borrowed black All Stars covered in colored rings, talked to a reporter about the reach of Golds passion for a very particular type of shoes. In the third grade, the kids had to wear Converse sneakers, Shefsky said. They knew it be fore they started. Gold taught the third grade here while she traded curiosity of collecting, she may have picked up a few dozen pairs. In the last 15 years, its been in the hundreds. Pretty soon after her collection edged beyond a pair for every day of the year, the kids started making a game of trying to catch her wearing the same pair twice. They kept journals and videos, hoping for the one day that their never happened. Thats not hard to believe con sidering how often she picks up a new pair. She strolls into the Or lando areas three Converse out lets once a week. She rarely leaves without new shoes. Sometimes its only one pair, Gold said. But its usually more. Her husband, Barry, had to re but hes gotten used to the grow ing behemoth behind the closet door. My clothes have to go in an other room, he said. But weve been married 40 years. This is nothing. Finding the impetus to this madness takes a journey farther than Golds feet could carry her, all the way back to her childhood roaming the sidewalks of New York City. Every time she steps into a pair of Converse, she takes a step back in time to a hometown far away that gave birth to her ac cent and her passion. She laces up a pair, and all the sudden shes home again. They always reminded me of being a kid in Brooklyn, she said. Back then her favorite shoes only came in red, yellow, black or, outgrew those, but never outgrew her love for her favorite footwear. Everyone at the school knows about it by now. Shes the Con verse Lady. If anybody wants to buy her a gift, the choice is obvious. About 14 years ago Jill Braunstein, whose son Michael was in Golds class, bought a pair of hi-tops and spent hours sew ing buttons and baubles on with with tie-dyed ribbons, hoping to make Golds Hanukkah a special one. I was overwhelmed, Gold said. I was jumping up and down, gave him a big hug. But most of the shoes shes bought on her own, which begs an obvious question that 7-year-old Benjamin Shapiro couldnt help but ask: How do you have all this money for all these shoes? It turns out she doesnt. Shop ping for deals at the local outlets, she buys them for less than $25 each most of the time. Theyre always different. She wants a new pair every time. For a while it was pairs that were an hom age to AC/DC, Metallica or other famous rockers. She owns a pair made from see-through plastic. Another pair has eggs, sunny side up, adorning the ankles. But ask her what her favorite is, and thats an easy guess. She strolls toward a pile of shoes at the front of the room to grab a pair of black hi-tops that read like a subway map. Just about where the old BMT subway line meets her left big toe is Lorimer Street station, where the train used to carry her home. Decades later, her shoes still do, every day, though the location has changed a bit. she was all smiles as she greeted more visitors. A sign on a post in the middle of the room read Conversalations, Penny, seem ingly to pronounce some sort of she ever stop? Never, she said. Especially with my friends feeding the habit, Gold said. I hope to get to 1,000, but I know Ill go over. Lucky for her, the Converse stores are always within shopping distance in Orlando. On Saturday she made her usual rounds, hop seen before. Theyre usually wait ing there for her, handpicked by Converse store employees. But before she could make it there, the employees had already brought her a gift: a pair of white hi-tops colored with a rainbow of signatures, congratulations and thank yous. Make that 734 pairs. Individual & Family health plans For an Instant Quote or to apply, visit our website www.HealthInsuranceIBS.com407-831-5166 SEN I OR VO I CE THRIVE @ 55 AND BEYOND! W alking into the record books Local shoe collector shattered a world record, but cant stop buying Converse ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Lake Marys Penny Gold has spent a lifetime collecting Converse, which she ofcially counted on Jan. 5.

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Page 11 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice One Senior Place opens Feb. 1 One Senior Place Director Karen Precord has nalized staff hiring in advance of the Wednes day, Feb. 1, opening of the revolutionary senior mall and resource center. The elder care servic es complex is located near Florida Hospital off Interstate 4 between state roads 434 and 436. More than two dozen senior and health carerelated businesses will have a presence at the newly remodeled facility at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs when the doors open. For more information about One Senior Place, call Karen Precord at 407-949-6733 or visit OneSe niorPlace.com Painting class The Lake Mary Senior Center hosts an Abstract Painting class from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at 911 Wallace Ct. Cost is $12. E-mail Rusty at rstywahl@bellsouth.net or call 407-6880537. TV studio audience needed Studio audiences are needed for two Vital Liv ing Forums being lmed at Orange TV on Feb. 2. The rst is an 8:45 a.m. episode on alternative health, and the second is a 10:45 a.m. episode on volunteerism. Its free! Tapings will last 90 minutes each. For more information, contact Mimi at 407-836-6563 or mimi.reggentin@ oc.net Telephone bill assistance The Link-Up Florida and Lifeline Assistance pro grams help make telephone service affordable to low-income customers in Florida. For info, visit http://tiny.cc/qjiw6 New census brief The 65-and-older population represents a higher percent of the U.S. population than ever before. For more information, visit http://tiny.cc/ mkzyh Aging in place report Most older adults want to age in place in their own homes or communities. This report exam ines needed state policies, including integrating land use, housing and transportation; efciently delivering services in the home; providing more transportation choices, particularly for older adults who no longer drive; and improving af fordable, accessible housing to prevent social isolation. Visit http://tiny.cc/m7j79 for more in formation. Caregiving seminar Counsel for Caregivers Seminar Series at the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, to be held At 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. The topic being presented is Caregiving: Getting orga nized and asking for help. Please RSVP to of ceonaging@oc.net or 407-836-7446. V A care changes The Department of Veterans Affairs last week announced a change in regulations that extends VAs authority to pay for emergency care pro vided to eligible Veterans at non-VA facilities until the Veterans can be safely transferred to a VA medical facility. Visit visit www.nonvacare. va.gov Nominate a senior volunteer The Home Instead Senior Care ofce, serving seniors in Orange, Osceola and Seminole coun ties, has announced the Salute to Senior Service program, which will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15. Gulf War Syndrome is often a mystery to the medical profes sion because there are so many varieties of symptoms. What happens in one veteran doesnt happen in another. Even the source isnt completely clear. Was it from the vaccines given? Bug sprays? Depleted uranium dust? How about the oil-well Or was it from something completely innocuous the diet sodas? Aspartame is a sweetener thats used in diet sodas. Cooks realized long ago that using it in recipes was a bad idea because the sweetener breaks down at high temperatures. What happened to all those cases of drinks over in Iraq and Afghanistan? Were they kept chilled the whole way? Not likely. A better scenario is that they sat on the hot tarmac before being transported to a hot stor age area. The temperature at which Aspartame breaks down in a mere 85 degrees Fahrenheit, turning into chemicals such as formaldehyde and formic acid. Im not a doctor or a research er, but from reading the studies it looks like there are biologic ef fects from putting Aspartame in the human body. In the U.K. and Canada, special product labeling is required when the sweetener is used in food. Is there a link between the ingestion of Aspartame and the symptoms of Gulf War Syn drome? Arguments exist on both sides of the issue. If you want to do your own research, put these all words in an Internet search engine: aspartame methanol formaldehyde formic acid. Look for the scholarly articles, not those a non-medical person has written. If you are suffering with any of the myriad symptoms of Gulf War Syndrome, try cutting As partame completely out of your diet for one month and see how you feel. Youll need to read the ingredients in everything you consume. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Or lando, FL 328536475, or send email to column reply@gmail. com 2012 King Features Synd. Inc. Visit Us on the Web @www.Binsons.comCall Us Toll Free1 (888) BINSONS (246-7667) Your Diabetes HeadquartersAdult DiapersPower ScootersSeat Lift ChairsHospital BedsOxygenCPAPWheelchairsWalkersMastectomy SuppliesBath SafetyAnd Much More! 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You are always welcome at Savannah Court and Cottage of Oviedo www.savannahcourtoviedo.com395 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765407-977-8786 Call us today, stop by for a visit, join us for lunch, or all of the above! Gulf W ar Syndrome, diet sodas linked? By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Senior Community Bulletin

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Page 14 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice ATHLETICS On an up-and-down roller coaster, the Lions have been looking to break away from their break-even season. At 11-10 overall, the Lions and L columns but havent man aged more than two in a row since opening the season undefeated in four games. looming, the Lions will have to re verse their momentum in a hurry. Downed in two straight games against Lake Howell and Semi the regular season Jan. 25 at press time. close out regular season play at Lake Minneola at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, then hosting Lake Brantley at East River at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 2. District play will tip off at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 at Lake Howell. The hosts have been nearly even with the Lions for most of the season, with the two teams trading a win and a loss in two games so far. Overall the Silver Hawks have struggled a bit more with an 8-10 overall record. Looking to make a comeback, posted a 5-16 overall record, with only one win in district play. One team thats had little to complain about this season is Hagerty (15-5, 7-4), closing in on the end of the season with only two losses since Dec. 14. Inciden tally two of those losses have been to district rival Lake Brantley, the most recent on Jan. 24 by a 53-49 score. They may get a shot at a re match in the district champion ships, which start at 7 p.m. Tues day, Feb. 7. Thousands of fans mobbed the court, lifted A.J. Rompza into the air, and roared the name UCF over and over again Jan. 18. The Knights were victorious in school history, and three days meetings. The Memphis win was de scribed as one of the most impor tant wins in team history, leading win, dancing with players at half court. "It was unreal," forward Keith Clanton said. "Everybody was out there having fun." Seconds earlier the Knights' scrappy team captain had stolen tempt by Memphis as the score stood 68-67 with the Knights nar rowly ahead. And as he turned with the clock ticking to zero and already exploding with cheers. But there was plenty of hero onds of the Knights' shocking upset of the Tigers. Down 6364, junior Marcus Jordan raced acrobatic layup that fell to put the Knights back on top. Down again after a 3-pointer by the Ti gers, Keith Clanton leapt up for a layup while being fouled mer cilessly by the Tigers to tie the game. Clanton had only hit half his free throws all night, but on the ensuing foul shot, he sank what would be the winning bas ket with just four seconds left. And as the clock ran out and Knights fans leapt onto the court to dance with their team, the Knights celebrated a victory that had been long in coming. In near ly a dozen meetings on the court, the Knights had never beaten the Tigers. school," Jordan said. Clanton and Jordan would lead the Knights in scoring. Clan ton had 23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 turnovers and 2 steals on the THIS WEEK in sports history Feb. 9, 1971 Pitcher Leroy Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was inducted in August of that year. Joe DiMaggio once called Paige the best and fastest pitcher Ive ever faced. Knights grab historic conference wins ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Districts approach ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice night. Jordan added 20 points and 2 assists. The Knights needed every thing they had to stave off a late comeback by Memphis (12-6, 3-1), which was down by as much as 13 points as the Knights pulled away early in the second half. But after a string of shots by the Tigers, they came within 2 points with 11 minutes left. After that, it was a struggle for the Knights to stay ahead. But in the end, the Knights gritted out one of the most mem orable wins in team history. going to try and continue to win every game we play." Three days later, they did just that, holding off UAB in a hardfought battle that ended 48-41. That low-scoring affair was near ly a high-water mark for UCF de fense, which held the Blazers to the third lowest score by an op ponent in team history. The streaking Knights (15-4, 5-1) were in the national spot playing Tulsa on national televi sion. Theyll continue their CUSA play with a return home to host Southern Miss at 7 p.m. Sat urday. PHO T O BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE V OICE Fans lift captain A.J. Rompza after the Knights beat Memphis on Jan. 18.

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Page 15 Jan. 27 Feb. 9, 2012 Seminole Voice VOICES Young Voices We would love to hear your from Young Call 407-563-7026 or e-mail editor@observernewspapers.com to have The Voice visit your class or group. Voices! We asked kids what they liked about the Central Florida Scottish Highland Games, and the medieval times. Its fun to see different cultures to see how they dressed and lived, even getting dressed for battle. I like to look for costume ideas because I sew. I may try haggis today. When we went to England, we saw ancient ruins and Buckingham Palace. Kaylyn S., 10 years old Im into medieval weapons, armor, catapults and siege weapons. Here at the games Im watch ing the blacksmith and the contests. Its great to see the chain mail and the swords and bows. Jonathon S. 11 years old I like the games when they toss the big rocks, and food like warm haggis and sausage rolls. I have visited Scotland and we saw castles, mountains, snow and sheep. Its fun to see the plaid kilts. Victoria F. 9 years old I like the food espe cially baked apples. I dont think Id like to wear a kilt, but I do like the sheep and the herding dogs. I might like to live in medieval times and I like the music and the bagpipes. Aleena O. 7 years old This is the second time Ive been to the games and I like when they throw the huge poles and metal things in the air. If I lived in medi eval times, I would be big and strong and fight dragons. Jacob M. 9 years old THIS WEEK in political history Jan. 31, 1950 U.S. President Harry Truman publicly announces his deci sion to support the development of the hydrogen bomb. In 1952, the United States successfully detonated Mike in the Pacific Marshall Islands. The 10.4-megaton thermonuclear device instantly vaporized an entire island. One of the biggest eye-openers for me when speaking about how to get a job is search for a volunteer coordinator and it has been challenging to say the least. The instructions on the job advertise ment were simple: Please send a resume and cover letter with salary require ments. Of the more than 50 applications I received, only three had a cover letter and two put their salary requirements. This meant I had to e-mail those who had potential and ask them to send their salary requirements. I set up all of my interviews by e-mail this time. A couple of people did not get back to me. Checking your e-mail is so important. Make sure you do not just delete your junk e-mail too. I did also receive a couple of appli cants by text or one-line e-mails. This is NEVER acceptable. I do have to say I was pleased with narrowed our candidates down, we There is only one position open so it means the other four interviewees will be not be hired by us at this time. Dont take it personally, just keep mov ing forward. If possible, stay in touch with the recruiter. I was also pleased that everyone sent a thank you note to us. I was glad to see they took the time to follow up. So the lesson for today is in order to be seen, tailor your resume to the job, follow directions, and follow up. EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi 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. TALK T O SANDI > W ant a job? Read carefully Vote Santorum Obama and the Democrats are tak ing our country over a cliff at 90 mph. Electing a new president wholl just slow us down to 45 mph doesnt seem like someone wholl stand on the brakes, crank the wheel over and turn things around. A president who will unburden our economy by rolling back the politicians by repealing every $100 million-plus Obama-era regulation, and by reducing taxes to two rates, 10 percent and 28 per cent. A president who will require the end budget amendment. A president who will free our health care from political control by repealing so-called ObamaCare and replacing it with reforms featuring com petition and choice for us. Thats why Im supporting Rick Santorum for president. Jeffrey Payne Winter Springs Be ready for Election Day encourages all citizens to vote with con Presidential Preference Primary on Tues day, Jan. 31. Early voting is until Jan. 28. To make sure voters are as informed as possible about the process, the League offers these voting tips: residential address is out-of-date? Voters who have moved from one county to another, and who have not up dated their address with their Supervisor of Elections, could be handed a provision al ballot at the polls under Florida's new election law. You can change your address by simply calling your Supervisor of Elec tions before you get to the polls. I have heard that vote-by-mail ballots are not counted unless the election is close. Is that true? False! Vote-by-mail ballots are actually law, supervisors can begin tabulating voteby-mail ballots 15 days before Election Day. Vote-by-mail results are not actually counted until after 7 p.m. on Election Day. out of my home due to foreclosure? The law states that you must vote in the precinct where you live on Election Day. Voters in a foreclosure situation have several options: any voter can vote early at one of several designated early voting sites in their county. There are no assigned precincts for early voting. In addition, you may request a vote-by-mail ballot by calling your local supervisor. The most practical option is to contact your supervi sor and update your residential address before Election Day so that is current and accurate. You can do this by phone. Then go to your assigned precinct for your new address on Election Day. Update your voter status! The League encourages Florida voters to be ready for all three elections in 2012. The League has made it easy. The League encourages voters to take action: update your voter record for address changes, name changes and updates to vote-bymail ballot requests. Visit BeReadyToVote. org or VamosAVotar.org It's democracy made easy! Charley Williams Voter Service Chair, League of Women Voters of Florida Letters to the editor Fighting the right to vote Early voting is awesome. It reduces lines on Election Day, for those of us who cant sneak away from work or other responsibilities on a Tuesday and it generally promotes the democratic process. Early voting has also grown wildly popular with about a dozen states expanding the time frame for these early bird voters in the last decade. And more people are taking ings by the Associated Press, early voters increased from 22 percent in 2004 to 34 percent in 2008. Now about a half dozen states, including Florida, have passed laws that seek inexpli cably to reverse that trend. One of the major changes Florida voters will see this year is their early voting time period, which started Jan. 21, shrunk from 14 to eight days. Voting is also canceled the Sunday before Election Day. terms these changes will af fect all voters identically, and thats an easy talking point to stick to. In theory, everybody ly reduced opportunity to go to the polls. In practice, the story chang es dramatically. The numbers have already told us what will happen before the laws reach becomes more tangible to the voters come Election Day. More than 3.3 million Demo the polls prior to Election Day during the 2008 presidential election compared to 810,666 Florida Republicans, a USA Today report stated. Many of those early voters were minorities, the elderly and student voters, who are also known to be fans of early voting, from the polls. More than half of blacks in Florida cast their votes early in 2008. effect of these laws, whether intended or otherwise, is obvi ous. To a Republican-dom inated legislature, the issue becomes terrifyingly black and white. Of course the law isnt ban ishing early voting, its cutting it down from two weeks to one, still giving people plenty of time to get to the polls, say proponents of the new laws. Is a week versus two really so bad? There are 15 states in this country that dont allow early voting at all. But thats a group of late adopters that we should all see as behind the curve, not ahead of it. Yes, a week of early voting still provides ample time to cast a vote, no matter your race, creed or place in the world. But the fact that theres any extra time to vote left hacking away at it is a poor consolation for voters on the losing side of what has become a sadly partisan issue. Increasing Floridas abysmal voter turnout rates shouldnt exactly whats happening. of the laws effect, those who drafted them already have fractured politics for us: Those who disagree with the current Legislature should have less of a chance to say so. And now that forcibly silenced voice is no longer a political ideology; its the law.

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