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A weekend of fun awaits at Seminole Countys Largest Earth Fest in Casselberry, and an authentic German Springfest in Longwood. Family Calendar > 4 Interests .................................................. 4 Calendar .................................................. 5 Athletics .................................................. 6 Stetsons Corner ...................................... 7 Ask Sandi ................................................ 7 Classifieds ............................................... 8 MAYSfest celebrates a beloved con ductor with a giant night of music. Family Calendar > 4 Karen Phillips reflects on Bostons strength and its history. Voices > 7 Watch a bagel factory in motion at this new local business. Interests > 4 To keep their adopted sons wedding running smoothly, a long-divorced couple pretends to be married. Opening this week: THE BIG WEDDING A day after Oviedo City Manag er Kathryn Breazeale suddenly resigned her post citing a need to maintain the safety of my children, myself and this city, Council members expressed shock as they agreed to her sev erance at an emergency meeting Monday. What they did know was that a personal struggle that Breazeale had endured had been going on for some time. Breazeales es tranged husband, Will Breazeale, was arrested in late January on accusations of aggravated stalk ing, cyber stalking and death threats, allegedly telling her he would destroy her. The city manager said she felt she would have to leave the city to avoid further issues. Its obvious that the abuse, harassment and cyberstalking Ive endured are continuing, de spite the fact that the legal sys tem is trying everything to stop it, she said. Councilwoman Cindy Drago said shed asked Breazeale to re on her nearly two-year tenure heading the city as phenom enal. Shes made the city better, Drago said. Shes brought team work back again. She brought stability. She brought and en vironment where people were happy to come to work. In the meantime, assistant city manager Bryan Cobb has been appointed as interim manager. Though he said he has full Dominic Persampiere said hes sad to see Breazeale go. We have a person who is stuck between a rock and a hard place, who has done an admi rable job despite the issues, but there comes a point when the pressures of your personal life become too much to bear, he said. Shes going to go on to one day be a great city manager somewhere, and its all very un fortunate that this happened to occur on our watch. Breazeale will stay on as a consultant for six months work ing remotely, though her location will remain a mystery. I will do everything I can for this city, she said. It can show itself in the clumsi ness of feet, tripping over barely there sidewalk cracks and carpet corners; the growing laziness of the tongue, slurring everyday speech making regular enuncia tion labored; the suddenly in creasing inabil ity to fully grasp a loved ones hand. The symp toms that lead to a Lou Gehrigs disease diagno sis can differ, but the accom panying weight of its sentence is uniformly grave. Right now, its a death pen alty, UCF College of Medicine professor Alvaro Estevez said. Death is a universal truth, but those diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs also known as ALS at an average age of 55, face an average life expectancy of three cording to the national ALS As sociation. Following the news of a mans ALS diagnosis, Estevez remem bers sitting in the room with the patient and his doctor, the man pleading for any help and hope of making it a few more years to see his young children graduate from high school. That was the only thing that he wanted, Estevez said. And a couple more years, that would give him that. And well, its not Searching for executioner, UCF discovers breakthrough Findings described as a breath of fresh air in ALS treatment research SARAH WILSON The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE UCF professor Alvaro Estevez, left, looks on as Maria Clara Franco examines a sample of a newly discovered protein that turns cells into executioners. The breakthrough could spur treatment for Lou Gehrigs disease. Please see ALS on page 2 To learn more about Alvaro Estevez and his ongoing research at the UCF College of Medicine, visit tinyurl.com/ AlvaroEstevez Breazeale resigns, stunning Council ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice sights on a possible SunRail expan sion to the Orlando Sanford Inter national Airport. There are 11 miles of existing track that run from the planned San ford station to the airport and deadend in Winter Springs, which for a $10 purchase by the Florida Depart ment of Transportation could con nect the two, allowing travelers to make their way from plane to train, minus the automobile. But, FDOT spokesperson Steve Olson said, its not that simple. The original SunRail deal negotiated in 2007 gives the station 30 years to decide to purchase the additional rail for the $10 price. But with that comes the cost of maintaining it. the future, and you dont want to close the door on those opportu nities But once you own it, you need to maintain it, Olson said. Before money or rail changes hands, Seminole County and San ford will work to pull together a feasibility study to measure the rid ership and cost of constructing the expansion. Seminole seeks rail to airport SARAH WILSON The Voice
Page 2 THIS WEEK in history April 30, 1939 The New York Worlds Fair opens in New York City on a 1,200acre site at Flushing Meadow Park in Queens. Among the new technology exhibited was FM radio, robotics, fluorescent lighting and a crude fax machine. Seminole Voice is published twice a month by Turnstile Media Group | POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Seminole Voice | 1500 Park Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32835 Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Seminole Voice 2012 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com JGallagher@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Brittni Johnson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Kristy Vickery email@example.com Sandi@ChristianHelp.org SundewGardens@gmail.com KarenMPhillips@bellsouth.net Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com AShortridge@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce Seminole Voice is published by Turnstile Media Group. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Golfweek, Golfweek Custom Media, TurfNet, Professional Artist, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Baldwin Park Living and Turnstile Con nect. CHAIRMAN: Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO: Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS: Patti Green & Jeff Babineau Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansTime for your health eye exam! enough, nothing is enough, but if we can do that, it would be great. For more than 20 years Este vez has been leading research into the functions of proteins and how clues of how they oxidize in the body may hold the secrets to treatments for many pathological diseases from ALS to cancer and heart disease. He, with the help of scientists and researchers in universities across the nation, have found what theyve named an execu tioner protein, which through a certain form of oxidative stress called tyrosine nitration turns a cell into an executioner shutting down and killing itself. Its a protein thats associated with survival, so when the cell is in trouble they produce huge amounts of this protein to sur of one residue in these proteins actually shifts these proteins from this pro-survival action to a dead pathway, he said. By knowing this, Estevez said he is hopeful that his team can develop a drug to halt tyrosine nitration an oxidative process curring, protecting healthy cells tion being a predominant factor in the cause of the process, and a common occurrence in the onset of many pathologies, its possible, a long list of different conditions from strokes to spinal cord inju ries. In the worst condition, we have a diagnostic tool so we can there is a problem. In the best con dition we have a target, so if we logical tool to attack these protein and prohibit these negative ac tions, then we may have a treat ment for disease, Estevez said. Dr. Neil Cashman, a specialist and scientist in ALS for 25 years, said Estevezs research is in an avenue hes never seen explored for all those whove been search ing for treatments and cures of neurodegenerative diseases for decades. be kind of a breath of fresh air, Cashman, the academic director of the Vancouver Coastal Hospi tal ALS Centre, said. Its a spe something that can be accom plished. The process of taking Este them into an FDA-approved drug could, at the very least and if ev erything from now until then fell into place perfectly, take a mini mum of 10 years. But, Cashman ress well overdue. Our goal is to develop a cure, Estevez said. And we are going to do whatever it takes to get there. ALS | Research project could lead to drugs for many illnesses C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE OVATIONS PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Representatives from Citizens Bank of Florida accept the award for Best Bank/Credit Union at the Ovations Awards on April 18.
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Page 4 THIS WEEK in human history April 27, 1963 Margaret Annemarie Battavios very first single, I Will Follow Him, reaches No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts. At age 15, the singer better known as Little Peggy March became the youngest female performer ever to top the Billboard Hot 100. Family Calendar $104,000 $108,160 $111,405 $115,861 $119,950 $119,950 $124,748 $129,738 $129,738 $134,928 $131,080 $171,819 $183,846 $225,219 $240,985 $89,861 $78,141 $59,882 $75,679 $82,486 $96,532 $99,939 $61,477 $75,896 $85,597 $85,595 $97,069 $84,961 W h i c h l i n e g i v e s y o u t h e b e s t c h a n c e f o r s u cce s s ? I llustr a tion per iod: 1 -1-2000 thr ough 1-1-2012. Each e xample sho wn assumes $100,000 initial pr emium with no withdr a w als M ar ket v alue based on the S&P 500 Index. H i s t o r i c a l perf o r m a n c e o f the S & P 5 0 0 I n d e x s h o u l d not be c onsider ed a r epr esen ta tion of cur r en t or futur e per f or manc e of the I nde x or of an y annuit y H ypothetical inde x annuit y pr oduc t illustr a tion assumes cr editing method of a 6% annual poin t -t o -poin t cap and annual r eset H ypothetical I nc ome R ider V alue assumes a 7% annual r a t e of r etur n f or inc ome pur poses I llustr a tion v alues r epr esen t g r oss r etur ns A ssumed annuit y r a t es and ac tual hist or ical pr ic es of the S&P 500 I nde x w er e used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. O N E S H OTY o u o n l y h a v e a t r et i r em en t w i ll f a ll6 0% o f A m er i c a n s s h o r t. M ember of(407)-644-6646w w w .aS af eHar b or .c omB ob A dams P r esiden t/CEOA S af eHar bor LL C bob@asaf ehar bor .c om Illustration period: 12-31-1999 though 12-31-2012According to paycheckforlife.com, three out of ve middle-class Americans entering retirement today are projected to outlive their nancial assets. Learn how to protect your retirement account from losses, maintain upside potential and maximize your lifetime income. Call us today for your PERSONALIZED SAFE MONEY REPORT. B i l l y B r o w n D a y a t C o l o n i a l T o w n P a r k N o r t h w e s t c o r n e r o f I 4 a n d 4 6 A Sunday, May 5th (Anytime between 10:30am and 10pm) L a k e M a r y l o c a t i o n o n l y Mention B i l l y s B a t t l e to your server, and a generous portion of your bill will be donated toward Billys medical expenses From bathing in Brooklyn-like water to catching some rays in a giant oven, a bagel at The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. enjoys a life of its own. Known for using its Brook lynized water in all of its prod ucts, from cinnamon raisin bagels to the Cubsta, an iced coffee, the company expanded April 10 by opening a store at 4026 N. Golden rod Road in Winter Park, where it can produce about 500 pounds of bagels, or roughly 10,000 bagels, every day. Before a bagel is edible though, it must endure a day-long journey. A bagel is born in the dough stage, where employees blend to lynized water and other special ingredients into a rotating mixer to create the thicker-than-a-blan ket, soft substance. Visible to all customers at the wide-ranging, unsecretive seethrough preparation window, the dough is then placed as thick strands onto an elongated, metal automatic bagel former, capable of muscling out one bagel per sec ond, where it rolls down a convey or belt and is tightly squeezed into a burrito. This burrito of dough is the iconic ring shape. Rick Stewart, a manager at the Winter Park location, helps give a bagel life by creating the dough and gently placing it on the bagel other ingredients stuffed in large, clear containers directly behind him, Stewart said he likes how the food at this restaurant is made di rectly in the store. Everything is from scratch, said Stewart, who has been im mersed in bagels and water for about one month now. I love the food business, and I believe that when youre preparing food, you should use the best quality ingre dients you can source. No longer just a strand of dough, the bagel proofs overnight in a walk-in refrigerator, like a rising bag of popcorn in the mi crowave, so that it will be ready the following day to boil and join nearly two dozen others at a pool lynized water. Michael DAngelo, who has four years of experience with these bagels and is also a store manager at the new location, says the water at The Original Brook lyn Water Bagel Co. is unlike any other water around. Its cleaner, its better for you, its healthier, DAngelo said. The water goes through a 14-stage process in a proprietary water treatment system, notice able to customers as soon as they step foot inside the red, white and blue-themed building, where it is found in Brooklyn water. To Stewart, bagels in Florida need the Brooklynized water. Its all about the water, Stew art said. Unless you have good water, you cant make a good ba gel. After its bath, the bagel may or into poppy, sesame or other vari ous seeds, and is then baked to a crisp brown in a massive, cubeshaped gas oven, which bakes anywhere between 425 and 500 degrees and can muster up to of darkened wood planks at any given time. Having taken a day to grow up, nal destinationthe a customers mouth. It is then, DAngelo hinted at joyfully, that people will see what makes their bagel special. When you have a bagel, DAngelo said, youll be like Oh my God, this is what a bagel should taste like. A taste of Brooklyn comes to Florida TYLER BREAMAN THE VOICE PHOTOS BY TYLER BREAMAN THE VOICE Bagels oat in a spa lled with Brooklynized water at the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company, which recently opened in Goldenrod. APRIL 27 You dont have to wait until October to enjoy a fun-lled Bavarian festival. Join us for an authentic German Springfest, called a Frhlingsfest, at the German Clubs Biergarten on April 27 from 2 to 10 p.m. Clebrate spring in a family friendly atmosphere where you can schunkeln and dance to the music of German bands, watch folk dance performances, and enjoy hearty German foods, desserts and Warsteiner beer on tap. The city of Casselberry, Casselberry Friends of the Park and Keep Semi nole Beautiful have joined together to bring Seminole Countys largest Earth Fest 2013 event from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Lake Concord Park in Casselberry. There will be live music, educational pre sentations, loads of childrens activi ties, green vendors, great food, and a recycled art exhibit. For more infor mation on this family friendly event, call 404-262-7700, ext. 1507, or visit casselberry.org/earthfest Join Seminole County Natural Lands Program for our fun and exciting Swamp Walk. Your guide will take you through thick mud to explore the beauty of the hydric hammock. Come out to Spring Hammock Preserve, located at 2985 Osprey Trail in Long wood, on April 27 from 8 to 10 a.m. to participate. The cost is $3 per person, and the event is open to all those age 7 and older with all children accom panied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. You may register at Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park or Sylvan Lake Park. Call 407-349-0959. An interactive family healthcare ex perience will be brought to the Ovie do Mall on Saturday, April 27, from noon to 6 p.m. The free event features complimentary services provided by more than 30 health related exhibi tors, games and prize drawings. Visit FloridaHealthCareExpo.com APRIL 28 The season nale concert of the MAYS, which has grown to more than 200 student musicians from nine Central Florida counties. MAYSfest will culminate in all 200 students sharing the stage for the world pre miere performance of Mondo Ron do!, a composition by Daniel May. The concert takes place at the Bob Carr PAC and tickets (at $10) avail able through Ticketmaster, by calling the MAYS at 407-761-5170, or visit maysymphony.org Oviedo Recreation and Parks will be hosting a free Major League Base ball Pitch, Hit & Run competition beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the Oviedo Sports Complex. Call 407-971-5575. MAY 3 Looking for something to do with your family on Friday nights? Come on out to Lake Concord Park located behind the Casselberry City Hall, located at 95 Triplet Lake Drive, for Friday Family Fun Nights Movie in the Park This event is free. The movie on May 3 will be Wreck it Ralph.
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Friday, May 31 10am-2pm Massages, Make-Overs, Jewelry, Resources, Guidance, Door Prizes & Refreshments Hosted by One Senior PlaceCalendar of Events May 2013 OVIEDO Rick Lee, President and Chief Executive Ocer of Citizens Bank of Florida, today announced that the Board of Directors, at their recent regularly-scheduled meeting, approved the promotions of six Citizens Bank employees. Lee said that Brian Smith has been named Vice President and Commercial Loan Ocer; Sandra Sanchez has been named Assistant Vice President and Operations Ocer; John Newell has been named Vice President and Commercial Loan Ocer; J.P. Salazar has been promoted to Commercial Loan Ocer; Lisa Covelli has been named Assistant Vice President, Marketing and CRA Ocer; and Tiany Broome has been named Vice President, Information and Bank Security Ocer. Each of these individuals has, in their own way and in their area of expertise, distinguished themselves during their tenure at Citizens Bank of Florida, Lee said. 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Im Mike Boyanton & if youll call me, I can show you how we can help you mold space to t your needs 407-252-2762 www.everydayclosets.com To have your home based business listed in Shop Local, email Deborah Sheehy at DSheehy@turnstilemediagroup.com Notes Calendar Military Kid of the Year On April 26, the national non-prot Our Military Kids will honor Conner MacFar lane, 16, of Oviedo, as a Military Kid of the Year. Conner was nominated by his mother after receiving a grant from the organization during his fathers deploy ment, which helped pay for him to attend Philmont Scout Ranch, a high adventure Boy Scout camp. Conners father passed away while serving in Afghanistan days before Conner was scheduled to leave for camp. His father had wanted to at tend the same camp when he was a Boy Scout, but never got the chance to do so. Conner decided to attend the camp as a way to honor his father, and brought a photo of his dad along so that he could be there with him. Hairball Awareness Day National Hairball Awareness day is April 26, and while approximately 86.4 million cats with loving homes will get the treatment and care they deserve to help prevent these incidents, what about the other balls of fur who dont have a home? According to the ASPCA, 70 per cent of cats in shelters end up being euthanized. Through awareness events within the community, Petco encourages adoption rst to all current and future pet parents in the hopes of lowering this statistic. Walking Tour results Thank you to all of the volunteers, visi tors, and sponsors of this years Oviedo Walking Tour on April 6. The event raised $1,500 to help restock the food pantry at HOPE Helps. The donation is earmarked for fresh fruits, veggies, and whole foods, to make sure that all mem bers of our community have access to the best nutrition. APRIL 26 On the fourth Friday of each month, April 26 this month, multiple venues in San fords downtown historic district show case local talent along with opportunities to meet visiting artists. The event is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Coinciding with it will be the opening reception of 4 $100, a three-day group show of 100 pieces of art on sale for $100 or less. The show will be open through Sunday, April 28. Visit galleryonrst.com The Fine Arts Theatre at Seminole State College of Florida concludes its 2012-13 season with a dance performance cho reographed by Eric Yow in the Sanford/ Lake Mary Campus Theatre (building G), starting on Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 407708-2040. On April 26, the Geneva Evergreens a ministry for all seniors, 55 years and older hosts a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Geneva Baptist Church. The church sup plies the main dish and everyone brings a covered dish. Call 407-349-5411. APRIL 27 The Waterford Lakes Town Center Wom ens Exhibitor Show presented by Van ity, will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sat urday, April 27. This free event will feature the newest trends, latest products and services available to women from exhibi tors located in Central Florida. Sundew Gardens presents Chickens for the Central Florida Homestead workshop for $20 (additional family mem bers $10 each) on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m. each day. Call 407-430-2178, and please RSVP to Sun firstname.lastname@example.org The Seminole County Sheriffs Ofce will provide free car tting appointments for seniors on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 100 Bush Blvd. in Sanford. Appointments are required. To schedule, call Barbara Fore at 407-665-6976. Saturday, April 27, will be the next plan ning meeting for the Geneva 4th of July Parade and Festival at 8:30 a.m. in the Geneva Community Center. A free General Landscape Seminar is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Fo cal Point Nursery on Saturday, April 27. This landscape class will focus on how to prepare for the summer season. RSVP to 407-349-2200 or liz@focalpointnusery. com The Seminole State Planetarium will pres ent Terra on April 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. This full-dome video presentation examines what makes our 5 billion-yearold third rock from the sun so special. APRIL 28 How would you like to go around the world in one afternoon ? Come out St. Stephen Catholic Community Church, lo cated at 575 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs, for a free afternoon of family, fun and entertainment with an international avor! Fifty countries will be represented in various displays, music and dance from noon to 4 p.m. on April 28. APRIL 30 The Seminole County School Board will have a joint meeting with the Semi nole County City Mayors on April 30, at 4 p.m. at the Educational Support Center, 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd. in Sanford. MAY 2 On May 2, the Seminole Cultural Arts Council is hosting a poker tournament, featuring buffet stations, cash bar, music and rafes benetting the arts in Semi nole County. Tournament play begins at 7:15 pm. Get tickets at seminolecultur alarts.org or 407-302-1099. MAY 3 The next Date Night at the Casselberry Art House is May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your favorite food and drinks and share a night creating art. Cost is $25 for Cassel berry resident couples, or $30 non-resi dent couples. The May 3 event will focus on Mixed Media Art. Send submissions to ibabcock@ turnstilemediagroup.com
Page 6 THIS WEEK in sports history April 29, 1986 In a game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park, Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox becomes the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning game. Ten years later, Clemens repeated the feat. Now Enrolling for Fall 2013 Now Enrolling for Fall 2013 Dont Miss Our Summer Camp Dont Miss Our Summer CampInteractive Whiteboard Technology Affordable Tuition Program / Accepting VPK Small Class Sizes / Ages 2-Grade 8 Extended Care Hours 6:30am-6:30pm Music, Art and Spanish Classes O PEN H OUSE T OURS OPEN HOUSE TOURS407.324.1144 Towne Center100 Aero Lane, Sanford, FL 32771 407.678.0333 University Park10250 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32871 May 4, 2013 May 4, 2013 10am-12pm 10am-12pm P A GE P RIVATE S CHOOL Our 105th Year Open House Savings Online visit www.pageschool.com Accredited by: Ai AISF AdvancED-SACS MSA CESS NCPSA Florida Gold Seal of Excellence Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comEvery home should have a garden Experience homegrown gardening: Lions win, Hagerty shocked ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Knights take Marshall series There was no stopping Colby Bortles hot bat at the baseball Class 7A District 4 open er Tuesday night in Sanford, as Oviedo an nihilated Evans 17-0. Bortles went 4-for-4 at the plate, leading RBI by Bortles alone. With the win, the Lions guaranteed themselves a regional championship berth. The only question remaining was whether theyd win the district championship, for which they were heavily favored. That game was played at press time Thursday night against Lake Howell, who beat Win ter Springs 1-0 on Tuesday. Hagerty In a wild day that saw every game end in an upset, the Class 8A District 2 tourna ment went topsy-turvy. The Huskies were the unfortunate high seed in their matchup against Lake Mary, as they lost to the Rams 3-1 to knock them out of the district tour nament in a stunning upset. The Huskies, who had dominated all season, managed just three hits. The loss also derailed their shot at the postseason. against the second worst baseball team in Conference USA, but they spent the next two games destroying the Marshall Thun dering Herd last weekend. The win helped bolster the Knights with their third conference series win of the sea son, but it wasnt looking good at the start. The Knights watched in horror as the Thun dering Herd (14-24, 4-8) turned a Knights comeback into a 10th inning disaster to take In one inning they got it all back in their second game with a three-run rally that put them on top for good to take the win, 3-1. Erik Hempes two-run blast, followed by a Jeramy Matos double made it possible from the plate. Meanwhile Ben Lively struck out nine in 7.2 innings to take the win. Game three was like dessert for the Knights, who sailed to an easy 11-0 blowout thanks to a three RBI performance by James Vasquez. Brian Adkins, who had struggled to bring his record to 2-6 as he struck out four in a complete game shutout. This weekend the Knights (22-19, 8-7) enter one of their toughest series of the sea son hosting Houston (27-14, 7-5) in a threegame series starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday. 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Theyll face Bethune-Cookman in a non-conference matchup at 6:30 p.m. May 1 before hitting the road for three at Florida State.
Page 7 THIS WEEK in political history May 1, 1926 Ford Motor Company becomes one of the first companies in America to adopt a five-day, 40-hour week. In early 1914, Ford had announced it would pay workers a minimum wage of $5 per eight-hour day, upped from a previous rate of $2.34 for nine hours. This past week I had the won derful opportunity to present at a business plan contest at the University of Miami. It was an amazing experi ence, and even better when we found out that we won! Putting together the business plan took quite a bit of research and work. When it was done, we sent it in. They graded it and gave us feedback. From there, we revised the plan and prepared to present it presenting, they asked us lots of questions. We had to be able to defend our plan. This is much like the interview process. Your resume is like the plan. Have someone evaluate it. Take the feedback and see how you can improve. I caution you not to get too many opinions, because they will all be different. The presentation is like your interview. Do the research on the company. Be prepared to defend and highlight your resume. Find typical interview questions on the Internet and prepare your responses. Before we presented, my copresenter listed 10 questions she thought we might be asked, and we made sure we were prepared to answer them. We arrived early with networking. In the end, we were prepared, presented well and received the award. Planning and preparation can make a huge difference be tween getting the job and coming in second place. The checkout lane of my grocery store left me frustrated last week. Not because of a long line, but due to a tabloid headline about Kim Kardashian. According to the magazine, she is demanding an early cesarean section. If this report is accurate, Ms. Kardashian may not realize that a cesarean section before 39 weeks is exceptionally dangerous for her baby. A study published by the New England Journal of Medicine found that babies delivered just two weeks early by elective cesarean section were twice as likely to suffer from a variety of serious health issues, including underdeveloped lungs sugar. Cutting a little time off a pregnancy is just not worth the risk of your baby spending weeks in a neonatal intensive care unit, or worse. This is not an issue for just celebrities. Nearly 1 in 3 pregnant women opt for a C-section. And the rise in the U.S. The overuse of the procedure is one of the reasons that the State of Florida fares so poorly on a prematurity report card from the March of Dimes. We earned a D, with 13 percent of our states babies born too soon. Each of those children has a story. The health challenges dont end when they leave the hospital. Many will face a life time of serious, complex health problems. The March of Dimes Cam paign Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait seeks to improve ob stetrical practice and raise public awareness around this issue. On April 27, I will join thou sands of people at Lake Eola Park for the March of Dimes March for Babies, an event dedicated to reducing prematurity and seeing healthier babies. The funds raised by the March of Dimes help support programs in education, clinical care and research in the achieve this goal, when everyone, from policy makers, to parents, to health care providers to celebri ties, commit to taking the steps to see fewer babies born too soon. Dr. Victoria Niklas is the chief of neonatology at Nemours Childrens Hospital in Lake Nona. A few weeks ago we broke ground for Oviedo on the Park, but have you seen whats going on out there now? The ground has been leveled in preparation residential units. It wont be buildings rise from the former or ange groves. One word of caution if youre driving in the Oviedo will be heavier on both Mitchell Hammock Road and Clara Lee Evans Way, and on State Road 434, so please be careful there. This years citizen police acad emy started off with a bang. No from each city department. The government information presen tations were varied and diverse, and provided the class with lots of food for thought. Several Council members attended, and the class had lots of questions for them and for city staff. On April 17, Council and city staff participated in a retreat to begin developing a strategic plan for the citys future. The last round of strategic planning took place several years ago and as always, new things impact the citys focus. The session was pro ductive, and we will soon have a new strategic plan. Again this year, the city will celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Giveaway on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 9 a.m. A limit of two trees per city residential address will be available for those whose as a city resident. There will be a choice of trees available while supplies last. The types include: Bald Cypress, Southern Mag nolia, Red Bud, Dahoon Holly, Live Oak, and Crepe Myrtle in Natchez white and Tuscarora dark pink. For more information you can call 407-971-5668. Stay tuned, theres lots more things coming up! Business pitches: just like interviews W aco, Oklahoma City, Col umbine, Boston. Aprils juxtaposition is truly stunning as nature welcomes delicate new life and man wreaks carnage on its own species. Always there are more questions than answers. Bostons history and heroes Since 1897 Bostons iconic tradi tion has beckoned committed individuals from all over the world, the same as those who rose on a hopeful Monday morn ing, but hours later felt agony as their limbs, security and spirits were shredded. The images of a mangled pressure cooker, bloody ball bearings and protruding bones are beyond disturbing. Fortunately we can cling to other visions, those of our better angels heroes who admin istered triage on site and over looked their own safety to run to the aid of strangers. The steel spirit of a young man who lost his legs yet fought through the fog of trauma and morphine to articulate the clarity of his last memory, a bag dropped at his feet and the eyes of a killer. The quiet gentleman, who cared for his ailing wife, stepped outside ping tarp on his boat. and blood, and has anchored our country against the sea spray of the rocky Atlantic coast and the raw bite of New England noreasters. Bostonians have fought Indians, British soldiers, mobsters and competing sports teams. Centuries of debates in the halls of Harvard and MIT, pas sions in its boxing rings and bars, streets and sports arenas fuel Bos tons innate sense of survival. Spring lessons Nature has its own rules for sur vival, and although it is simul taneously beautiful and brutal, healing and inspiration can be found there. Our spring is dif ferent from New England where possibly beautiful apple and dog wood blossoms after months of gray and brown. Central Florida spring nevertheless offers lovely breezes, low humidity and new growth. So I take a deep breath and try to listen for its wisdom. Hummingbird Warriors A few weeks ago when the evening winds were picking up and rain bands began their march eastward, I saw a hummingbird from my kitchen window. It hovered in the jasmine vine and I heard the hum of its wings, like the smooth purr of a small engine. It paid no mind to the impending storm so focused it seemed to be on the job at hand. Folklore shows that the Taino Columbus, and they believed the hummingbird spread life on earth. Some were called Hum mingbird Warriors because they defended their territories with the heart of an eagle. Humming birds are like that. Their behavior They are carnivores. Although their lifespan is only around four years, they make every wing and heart beat count. Geneva events Get your outdoor space ready for spring at the Focal Point Land scaping seminar on Saturday, April 27, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fertilizing, watering, pruning, pests, perennials and more will be covered. For more informa tion, contact 407-349-2200 or liz@ focalpointnursery.com Join your neighbors putting together Genevas signature event, the 4th of July Parade and Festival. Come to the next plan ning meeting Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. meet neighbors, friends and family at the Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society Annual Meeting and May Day picnic bring a side dish or dessert big enough for your family. There is no cost for GHGS members, and admission for all other guests is $7. Celebrate Genevas character and beauty through Storytellers XVI with our young photog raphers who participated in a photography project at the Rural Heritage Center with Crealde School of Art. The reception will be Friday, May 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rural Heritage Center. Call Jesse Harrelson for more information at 407-349-5112. Healing answers of spring DR. VICTORIA NIKLAS Guest Writer 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. For questions, please call 407-834-4022 ( 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 > Sandi Vidal Ask Sandi Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Please share your thoughts about Geneva at 407-221-7002, karenmphillips@ bellsouth.net 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 > Mayor Dominic Persampiere OVIEDO CITY TALK Kardashians plan of early cesarean section is a big mistake
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