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Calendar > 5 Help shape how the Wekiva Parkway will affect parts of Seminole County and your commute at a special design meeting that seeks resident input. Interests .................................................. 3 Calendar .................................................. 5 Athletics .................................................. 6 Celery Stalks ........................................... 7 Oviedo City Talk ....................................... 7 Classifieds ............................................... 8 Central Florida Senior...............................B1 Culture.................................................B11 In the future, during a 12-hour period where all crime is legal, a family defends its home against murderous invaders. Opening this week: THE PURGE Interests > 3 Fire, a sinking ship, and pirates confront a charity adventurer. Tastefully Goldenrod gears up for its 25th all-you-can-eat charity. Calendar > 5 Athletics > 6 An Olympic sprinter helps UCF finally crack the Top 10. As she steered her silver Honda Civic through the travel lane toward the exit of a parking lot along North Park Avenue, Adri an Gonzalez leaned over to her GPS to type in a new address. Then there was a bang. Tony Fairbanks report said nei ther driver in the parking lot saw the collision coming. The crash was one of 39 that have taken place so far this year in Winter Park involving dis tracted driving, according to records kept by the Winter Park Police Department. Last month, Gov. Rick Scott banned another kind of distract ed driving: texting at the wheel. The law makes texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning that a driver must be pulled over for another offense Drivers caught texting while committing another offense will receive a $30 ticket. Under the State Road 46 Bridge that connects Sanford and Ge neva, a community all its own is teeming with life. Sandhill cranes peck at the alligators lurk among the beds of tall, green reeds. For the countless birds, alliga life, Lake Jesup is their home. But though the lake is abun dant with life, the water is tinted erman of the harmful amoeba it contains. Slowly but surely, pollution is destroying the lake. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is in the midst of a 15year plan with surrounding cit ies to reduce the pollution in Lake Jesup, picking up the slack that a State Road 46 Bridge wa terway project left behind. The FDEPs Basin Manage ment Action Plan (BMAP) has been underway for three years, and has worked with the sur rounding cities to research the causes of the lakes pollution and place water treatment devices in strategic areas. The FDEP went to work after deeming the lake impaired not meeting the quality water stan dards set by the Clean Water Act due to high nitrogen and phos phorus levels. We know that these waters did not get impaired overnight, so we look at what are the proj ects and what are the activities that we can do over a period of time, often times a 15-year win dow, said Tom Frick, the chief of the Bureau of Watershed Res toration in FDEPs Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration Is it achievable? I would say yes. We will get there, we will put projects in place and we will put forth the effort. In 2008, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida De partment of Transportation tried lution by opening up a water way beneath the State Road 46 Bridge, which had dammed up the St. Johns River, causing algae The city of Oviedo and Orlandobased branding company Techne tium are developing new colors and a logo for the city minus the chicken. City council members said that ent and future, and that the current logos riverboat, orange and stalk of celery feel outdated. What were trying to do is not get away from the history, but tie into where we are today and where you want to be 20 years from now, said a Technetium representative at a city meeting last month. The citys familiar fowls dont Dominic Persampiere said. So far, the City Council hasnt been impressed with the logo sam ples theyve seen, and a proposed O logo didnt seem like the right New look for Oviedo Lake project creeps ahead Oviedo developing new logo, minus the history TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE A waterway connecting Lake Jesup to Lake Monroe was a start, but cleanup efforts are nowhere near nished in killing off dangerous bacteria and algae that have resulted from fertilizer runoff and high nitrogen and phosphorus. Please see JESUP on page 2 Lake Jesup cleanup could take 15 years or more, say officials TIM FREED The Voice Cops question whether anti-text law will work TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Please see TEXTING on page 2

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Page 2 to spread across the lake. Though the project was suc cessfully completed, the lake still contains pollution that has built up after more than 100 years of poor water treatment. Weve done a lot and we hope to do more, but with the limited dollars we have, its almost im possible, and its daunting to try lems that have been created over the last 100plus years, said Seminole Coun ty Commission Chairman Bob Dallari. Its go ing to take a long lake. The sooner we start, the bet ter off it will be. Split up into is a plan to reduce the high nitro gen and phosphorous levels in the water. The FDEP has planned out and constructed more than two dozen projects surrounding the lake in partnership with the cities of Oviedo, Winter Springs, Maitland and Winter Park, among others. The projects mostly consist of of untreated water and collect pollutants, and detention ponds, which trap stormwater and pre vent runoff from draining into bodies of water. The FDEP set a beginning tar get goal of reduc phosphorous by 19,621 pounds in the 15-year span. two years of the BMAP, the proj ects set in place have already re by more than 9,000 pounds. I think its really necessary and I think its just a darn shame that the lake is to the degree that its allowed to be, said Judith Benson, chairper son of the Seminole County Soil and Water Conservation District. Any improvement is better than nothing. The plan means far more than Seminole County, Benson said, the lives and homes of wildlife hang in the balance. If we could reverse some of the damage of the lake, I think on a greater basis, Benson said. It would just be fabulous if we wildlife and support this, because this is their home. The FDEP will evaluate the lake again in 2015 and continue on to the next phase of the BMAP with new projects based on their THIS WEEK in history June 10, 1692 In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. In October, on order of the governor, the Salem witch trials, which resulted in the executions of 19 innocent women and men, effectively ended. 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 jwfoley@att.net 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. &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES This is going to save lives, said Gov. Rick Scott, who signed the bill at a Miami high school. This is going to make sure our teenagers are safe while driving, that theyre not distracted while driving. According to the National istration (NHTSA), at least 3,300 crash fatalities in 2010 were a di rect result of distracted driving. The NHTSA also reported that a driver is 23 times more likely to get in a crash while texting than while theyre focused on the road. Sgt. Jamie Loomis of the Winter Park Police Department said that any law that keeps drivers safe is one that needs to be in place. I think its a good thing, Loo mis said. I think that anything that can keep drivers focused on the road and focused on their driving is a good thing. Texting is only a part of the bigger issue of distracted driving, Loomis said. Passengers listen ing to loud music, eating while driving and having pets in their laps are some of the many other common distractions on the road today. the Winter Park Police Depart ment, said the new law could help lower accident statistics. I do think driving distracted is a big issue that I wish more people would pay attention to, Morrissey said. I think wed see rate. Florida are currently preparing for how they will enforce this new a ticket if they have proof that a driver was using their phone in a texting matter, a new challenge Sgt. Kim Mojica of the Oviedo pointed out that the law being a secondary offense allows drivers to make excuses for why they had their phones out in an attempt to Once certain people get famil way to get out of the ticket, Mo jica said We, as law enforcement, cant prove either way what they were doing. It makes it a little tricky to en force, but I wouldnt say its unen forceable. Mojica hopes that the law will be made into a primary offence, ting. I really do look forward to the day that they do make it a primary stop, because I really couldnt tell you the number of times that Ive to the vehicle in my vicinity and peoples heads are down, theyre texting, they dont see the lights changing and they dont even no tice that theres a fully marked po lice car next to them, Mojica said. Loomis noted the police de partments may try to access phone bills to see if drivers were texting prior to be being pulled over, but only in the instance of a tral Florida will have to wait and see how effective the law will be. I think that the state of Florida has done its due diligence and has enacted a law that truly they feel is going to make the roads a safer place, Loomis said. Time will tell as to whether it is an effective one or not. TEXTING | New law will only be a secondary traffic offense C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE JESUP | Baffle boxes help stop pollution C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE I think its really necessary and I think its just a darn shame that the lake is to the degree that its allowed to be. Judith Benson, chairperson of the Seminole County Soil and Water Conservation District

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Page 3 THIS WEEK in human history June 11, 1979 John Wayne, an iconic American film actor born Marion Morrison, dies at age 72. The John Wayne name was created during his first starring role in The Big Trail in 1930. The director didnt think Marion was a good name for an actor playing a tough Western hero. I dont just provide care, I provide compassion.Everything I do starts with you.Linda Ager Radiologic Technologist/Mammographer, South Seminole HospitalAs part of Orlando Health, South Seminole Hospitals Womens Imaging Center provides care that is anything but typical. With a variety of services from mammograms to bone density screenings at one location that boasts calming aromatherapy and comfortable robes, our Imaging Center is as inviting as your own home. And because we only schedule one person at a time, youll always receive the exible, personalized attention you deserve. Its just one of the many ways South Seminole Hospital is putting patients like you rst. In the HEART of the JUNGLE PHOTO COURTESY OF MICKEY GROSMAN Cancer survivor Mickey Grosman shows a line of sh caught for food during a charity expedition across the Amazon. Fire, pirates and Dengue fever try to stop an Orlando cancer survivors Amazon adventure This is part two of a three-part series that follows Orlando resident Mickey Grosman as he journeys across South America to inspire cancer patients. Kyle Ver Steeg slept soundly in his hammock despite the noise of the roaring diesel engine in the belly of the riverboat a few decks below him. After two weeks in the South American rainforest, Ver Steeg was used to sleeping through loud noise, a stark con trast to the peace and quiet of his home in Iowa. It was the cutting of the engine that jolted him awake. Ver Steeg knew that a boat this big, roughly 100 feet, wouldnt stop unless something was wrong, especially on the Amazon River. That was when the upper deck where he and his group slept Ver Steeg scrambled out of his hammock and ran over to wake up the group leader, Orlando resident Mickey Grosman. They needed to get off the boat. After waking up Aaron Shel member from Minnesota, the team rolled up their hammocks and rushed down to the lower decks of the riverboat. They were about to jump overboard when they spotted another riverboat coming their way. The captain had managed to send out an SOS signal and anoth er boat happened to be just down the river. The boat came alongside the smoking vessel, and Grosmans team and the boats crew jumped onboard, turning to watch as Twain-style riverboat as it started its slow descent into the Amazon River. Watching from the side of their rescue boat, Grosman wasnt yet lantic coast of South America to By then Grosman had spent American jungle and had traveled Please see AMAZON on page 4 TIM FREED The Voice

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Page 4 US SAVINGS BONDS OWNERS ALERT!Learn how government changes in the savings bond program could adversely aect you and your investment. Getting the most out of your Savings Bonds THREE DATES THREE LOCATIONS JULY 9 WINTER PARK: Herndon Library 4324 E Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803 Tuesday, July 9, 12:30 pmJULY 11 OVIEDO: IHOP Restaurant 17 Alafaya Woods Blvd., Oviedo, FL 32765 Thursday, July 11, 10 amJULY 16 UCF Area: Alafaya Branch Library 12000 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32826 Tuesday, July 16, 2:30 pm Each attendee is eligible to receive a FREE personalized Bond Statement! Please call 407-610-6100 to reserve your seats. Seating is limited.Sponsored by:AMERICAS INCOME PROTECTORS A Division of e AIP Group, LLC FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529)www.tmoranlaw.net tim@tmoranlaw.net Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo JUNE 7 The 25th Anniversary of Tastefully Goldenrod will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at Sts. Pe ter & Paul Social Hall. This year will be a bigger and better event as we celebrate 25 years since the events inception! Looking for something fun to do with your family on Friday nights? Then come out to the City of Casselberry Family Fun Nights Movie in the Park at Lake Concord Park behind Casselberry City Hall at 95 Triplet Lake Drive. Dont miss Escape From Planet Earth, on Friday, June 7, be ginning at dusk. This is a free event, and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Call 407-262-7700, ext. 1507, or visit casselberry.org for more infor mation. To celebrate National Doughnut Day, Winn-Dixie grocery stores are giving away one free jumbo dough nut hole per customer at their instore bakery on June 7. JUNE 14 Memories of Motown kicks off at the Orlando Museum of Art at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14, and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. The Circle of Friends Chorus presents a look back at the hot songs, cool harmonies and dancing that brought the house down in the Motown days. Visit Ocofchorus. com for more information. Summer is right around the corner and its heating up in Casselberry! Join us in your favorite tropical attire as we cool down with some breezy island jazz sounds by the Robert Har ris Trio, at the Tropical Summer Night Art and Music in the Park & The Food Truck Bazaar at Lake Con cord Park from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 14. For more information visit Casselberry.org JUNE 15 Tickets are now on sale for Cas selberrys rst annual Fathers Day Daddy Daughter Dance held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, from 6 at the Casselberry Recreation Center located at 200 N. Triplet Lake Drive. All fathers, grandfathers, and father gures are invited to escort their lovely daughter or granddaugh ter to a special night of fun. For more information or to order tickets, con tact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or email malgarin@cas selberry.org On Saturday, June 15, the Cassel berry Art House is hosting a class in melted sun-catchers from 1 to 3 p.m. All supplies are included. For more information or to view and register for any Casselberry Art House class, visit casselberry.org/register or con tact Emmy Kline at 407-262-7700, ext.1122, or ekline@casselberry.org Alafaya Trail Pet Oasis is hosting a grand opening fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at 2987 Alafaya Trail. The event will feature a rafe beneting the Oviedo Police Departments K-9 unit in its quest to add a second K-9 to the unit. Call 407-542-4950 for more information. JUNE 16 This Fathers Day, dads jump for free at BOING! Jump Center at 532 S. Econ Circle, Suite 120, in Oviedo with a paid childs admission. Challenge dad to a game of dodgeball! Visit bo ingjump.com or call 407-542-7844 for more details. more than 2,000 miles. Grosman had backtracked west up the Amazon by riverboat in late September to shepherd Ver Steeg and Sheldrick back to Iqui tos, Peru, the closest city with an airport. The two Americans had enth leg of the expedition, as far as they would dare before escaping back to the United States. Ver Steeg can still recall the hectic night when the riverboat theyd hitched a ride on went up tion in the engine room. As soon as we smelled smoke, and as soon as the engine stopped, we knew there was a problem and we had to get the heck off of that boat, Ver Steeg said. Ver Steeg knew from the begin ning that the journey would be of the cause that it was support ing, Grosmans background with cancer and how every cent do nated on the expeditions website would go to cancer research. As a plastic/reconstructive surgeon, Ver Steeg had seen his fair share of the disease, perform ing several surgeries like the one Grosman had done on his face. Ver Steeg decided to join a part of the expedition because he wanted to make a much more in timate contribution, an undertak ing not only special for him, but for his patients. I deal with people with can cer every single day, so I see what people go through, Ver Steeg said. This was a real unusual sort of fundraiser. Most people go to a dinner and buy some auction items. Obviously theyre raising money, but this was a way to do something that was, for me, even more personal than just writing a check. After getting Ver Steeg and Sheldrick back to Iquitos, Gros man met with his group of six indigenous team members and continued forward with his expe dition, traveling east and travers ing the treacherous swamps of northern Peru. With neck-high waters and no dry land to rest on, Grosman and company were forced to sleep on the branches of mangrove trees. Over there, the swamp will swallow you, Grosman said. Two hundred miles later, Gros man and his team reached the border of Brazil, where the rest of their journey would ultimately take place. The group was ready to push forward, but hit a roadblock in late October when Grosman came down with Dengue fever, a tropi cal disease transmitted by a mos quito bite that causes headaches and muscle pains. For two weeks Grosmans ad venture hit the stop button, as he pondered his own fortitude in a clinic in Tabatinga, Brazil. Grosmans wife Noga was shocked when she heard the news, considering her husbands knack for survival. Here he is falling ill and al most dying in Tabatinga, Noga said. I said to myself If he says that he is sickthats never happened before. He was always energetic, and then suddenly he was very, very sick. Grosman eventually fought off the illness, and the team contin ued to follow the Amazon River farther into Brazil. At that point the team was car rying around 500 pounds of gear all together, and they were feeling the weight more than ever. Gros man decided to split his team up into two smaller groups, with three team members coming with him to walk on land and the other three forming a support team, tak ing half the supplies and riding down the river on a makeshift raft made of balsa wood. The two groups would rendez vous once a week, or every 100 miles. The travelers followed this routine through the month of No vember, until Dengue fever struck Grosman again in early Decem ber. He knew it was worse than before when he started vomiting blood. If you got sick with a very bad Grosman said. All of your bones are one big pain. You cant even walk; I lost balance every time. Though Grosman was serious ly ill, what happened next would prove to be perhaps the most jar ring challenge of the entire expe dition: an attack on the support team by Brazilian pirates. The support team was looking for a location to set up camp along the river while Grosman received treatments at a nearby military hospital. Outside the city of Manaus, at the checkpoint marking the begin ning of leg 11, a speedboat carrying caliber machine guns stopped the support team, ordering them to jump into the river and give up the supplies on the raft. The team members cooperated, jumping off the raft and treading water in front of the speedboat. The pirates beat the travelers over their heads with butts of their guns, while threatening to shoot them if they resisted. After taking machetes, food into the water near the travelers, toying with them as they strug At that moment, a riverboat appeared downstream and drove the pirates away. One team mem ber was almost struck by the speedboats propeller, which the The support group made their way to a small town afterwards, where they were able to reach Grosman through Facebook at an internet caf. Grosman had recovered at this point, and set a destination for the team to regroup. The seasoned adventurer real ized that it was not the harsh con ditions or the potentially deadly diseases that made South America a dangerous place; it was man kind. People were the greatest danger they had witnessed. The people, thats the only dangerous animal that exists, Grosman said. Like the pirates and the thieves. After the run-in with the pi rates, four of the six team mem bers accompanying Grosman quit the expedition and headed back home. Grosman decided that the best way to keep the remaining mem bers of his group safe and avoid to avoid the Amazon River alto gether. The team turned northeast toward Guyana, leaving the river behind. I was very upset, Grosman said. I decided to change my ex pedition route and to not take a chance that somebody from my crew will get killed. It was a big responsibility on my shoulders. Despite Grosmans hardened military background in the Israeli Special Forces, the expedition had left him barely standing. The re sponsibility of protecting the lives of his group members, the unfor giving terrain and the Dengue fe ver pushed Grosman to his very limits. But through all the struggles, Grosman never forgot the reason why he was there. Even in the hardest moment, I always knew that the people who harder than me, Grosman said. That kept me going. Grosman knew his journey was not over. He had to press on. AMAZON | Ship descended into the depths of the river as Grosmans team escaped C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 PHOTO COURTESY OF MICKEY GROSMAN

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Page 5 MOMENT UM Youre Invited to Regain At the Florida Hospital Lecture Series Timacuan Golf and Country Club 550 TIMACUAN BOULEVARD, L AKE M ARY, F L 32746Arthritis: Keeping Your Joints Healthy and HappyThursday, June 13, 2013 5:30 pm Registration & Refreshments 6:00 pm Presentation Dr. Joseph Tutorino Medical Director, Orthopaedic Sports MedicineArthritis is one of the most common causes of hip and knee joint pain. Join us as Joseph Tutorino, MD, shares common reasons for arthritis pain and ways to nd relief, improve mobility and treat your symptoms.When is Back Pain not Just Back Pain?Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:30 pm Registration & Refreshments 6:00 pm Presentation Dr. Chetan Patel Medical Director, Spine Health InstituteJoin our spine specialist and learn how to tell the dierence between everyday back pain and pain thats a sign of something more serious. Chetan Patel, MD, will provide tips to treat and prevent everyday back aches and explain the diagnosis and available treatment of more serious conditions.Call 407.303.3416 today to reserve your seat! 407.542.7844 532 S. Econ Circle Suite 120 Oviedo, FL 32765 www.boingjump.comDADS JUMP FREE ON FATHERS DAY ** with a paid childs admission We also welcome: Birthday parties Camps Field trips Fundraisers Corporate events Notes Calendar JUNE 7 The 25th Anniversary of Tastefully Gold enrod will be held on Friday, June 7, at Sts. Peter & Paul Social Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. This year will be a bigger and better event as we are celebrate the 25th year since the events inception! Wine Quest, known as one of Central Floridas nest charitable social events, returns June 7 and 8. Welcoming the public, the 17th annual event will again be held at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes with a collection of tastings, din ners and auctions. Visit questinc.org/ events for more information or call 407218-4363. JUNE 8 Come and learn how to recycle a book into an eye-catching planter All ma terials will be provided including plant seeds. Participants are welcome to bring their own small succulent plant to use. It starts at 2 p.m. on June 8 at the Central Branch Library, 215 N. Oxford Road in Casselberry. For more information, con tact Kathi Eand at 407-665-1530. Come see how grown-ups do the Sci ence Center! Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, June 8, from 8 to 11 p.m. with grown-up-inspired program ming and hands-on challenges. For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit osc.org JUNE 10 The Seminole County Sheriffs Ofce (SCSO) is pleased to offer a new safety class for the public on Identity Theft and Technology. According to the Fed eral Trade Commission, the Orlando area ranks 10th in the nation for reported iden tity theft. The deadline for each class is one week before it starts. The rst ses sion is at 5 p.m. on June 10 at the Oviedo/ Geneva Community Ofce at 1225 E. Broadway St. in Oviedo. Two more classes will be offered in Altamonte Springs and Lake Mary. If you have questions, please contact Kali Austin in the Public Affairs Division at 407-665-6700 or via email at kaustin@seminolesheriff.org JUNE 11 The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Five, is holding a pub lic information meeting regarding the Wekiva Parkway Section 8 Design-Build Project in Seminole County. The public meeting is being held to review the latest preliminary design changes. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Rock Church of Central Florida located at 6641 W. State Road 46 in Sanford. For more information contact Kevin.moss@dot.state..us or 386-9435255. JUNE 15 A baby boomers expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 15 at One Senior Place at 715 Douglas Ave. in Al tamonte Springs. The event will educate baby boomers about theaging-inyears and welcome them to a new beginning. Workshops will be given on patient-cen tered medical care, Medicare 101, re tirement planning, elder law, medication interactions, and active lifestyle manage ment. An iPad and laptop computer will be rafed off at the event. Visit onesenior place.com for more information, or call 407-949-6733. JUNE 18 Workforce Central Florida offers more than two dozen different Develop You classes to boost employability skills and provide job seekers with a competi tive advantage as they search for a new career. The classes are free, with the next scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on June 18 at 2884 South Orlando Drive in Sanford. To register, visit workforcecentralorida.com ONGOING Who would be more interested in pre serving your family history than you? Gathering, writing and displaying that history especially in our digital age will be the focus of three community workshops to be offered this summer by UCFs Public History Center. The classes, to be held at the center in Sanford, at 301 W. Seventh St., include: urday, June 15, 9 to 11 a.m. urday, July 20, 10 a.m. to noon. Scrapbooking Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. To kick off the series, Barbara A. Gan non, an assistant professor of history at UCF, will talk about how to conduct oralhistory interviews and provide an oppor tunity for sample interviewing. RSVPs are requested at publichistorycenter@ucf. edu Registration is still open for Oviedo bas ketball and volleyball summer camps If you have any questions regarding the camps, please contact the front desk at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Center at 407-971-5565. There is still time left to register for the Winter Springs WSBL Summer camp The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-14. The cost is $165 per week and there is a $10 price break for siblings. The camp will cover shooting, dribbling, condition ing, defensive techniques, team play and much more. Camp week No. 1: June 10-14 at Willow Creek Church; Camp week No. 2: June 17-21 at Willow Creek Church; Camp week No. 3: July 8-12 at Winter Springs High School; Camp week No. 4: July 15-19 at Winter Springs High School. Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For online registration and more in formation, please visit WSBL.com Orange County Parks Goldenrod Recre ation Center has Junior Magic basket ball slots open for ages 11/12, 13/14 and 15/16/17; age groups 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 are full. League play will be Sat urdays, June 15 thorugh Aug. 3. Cost is $45 per child and includes game jersey, certicate, regular season play and one ticket per player to an Orlando Magic game. Childs birth certicate is required at registration. Biz wiz The Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida has awarded the 2013 Small Business Person Andre Uribe of Power Grid Engineering LLC. CFE Arena? A longstanding relationship between the University of Central Florida and CFE Federal Credit Union is expanding. The credit union has acquired the nam ing rights to the UCF Arena, and the 10,000-seat facility will now be known as the CFE Arena. UCF President John C. Hitt announced the agreement at the univer sitys Board of Trustees meeting. Deans listers Harding University announced that Kathryn Yoches of Chuluota is on the deans list for the spring 2013 semes ter. Missouri Valley College announced that Taylor Beasley former quarterback for Lake Howell High School, has been named to the deans list for spring 2013. Eric Nickeson-Mendheim of Oviedo has graduated from Whitman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Natalie Ann Bellantoni from Oviedo has earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychol ogy from Georgia State College and Uni versity. Donate food at Winn-Dixie Jewish Family Services of Greater Or lando (JFS) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Fern Park Winn-Dixie in hosting a scan program now through June 11. Contributions raised during the program will go directly to JFS Pearl man Emergency Food Pantry which positively impacts more than 20,000 Cen tral Florida residents each year. New nurse moves in Karen R. Charron, ARNP-BC, RNC-OB, a division of Womens Care Florida, with locations in Winter Park, Oviedo and Wa terford Lakes. Karen will serve patients in all three locations.

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Page 6 THIS WEEK in sports history June 13, 1905 second no-hitter of his career. Matthewson won 31 games and lost only nine, and ended the 1905 season with an earned run average of just 1.28, more than a run and a half lower than the league average. 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! Probate, Wills & Trusts including Elder Law Issues P.A. Practice Areas: Family Law including RemovalAFFORDABLE ADVOCACY WITH A PASSION FOR JUSTICE MENTION THIS AD & RECEIVE A FREE 1-HOUR CONSULTATION, A $100 VALUE!641 W. Fairbanks Avenue, Suite 110 Winter Park, Florida 32789407.622.5020www.LomasLawPA.com Christine Lomas, Esq. Gary Miller, Esq.e hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you ee wrien information about our qualications and experience. Observer Ad-LomasLaw.indd 1 5/14/13 4:14 PM 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 The University of Central Florida team raced past the competition and into the history books last month as they broke into the top 10 of the national rankings for the They arrived at this years nation als ranked seventh in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Coun try Coaches Association (USTF CCCA) standings. The team was able to make ings during the Conference USA place out of 12 teams with 167 to tal points. The knights had ranked in the top 10 for the indoor track rank ings last year, but breaking the top 10 in the outdoor rankings this year proved to be an even bigger challenge, head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert said. In outdoor rankings its a pretty big deal, because there are more events, Smith Gilbert said. Everyone stepping up to the plate to do what theyre supposed to do is what pushed us into the top 10. The milestone joins a long list of other achievements by the pro gram. Earlier this season, the team won its fourth straight outdoor conference championship, becom Conference USA history to do so. Last year, then-sophomore senting Antigua in the 2012 Sum mer Olympics. Combined with the indoor sea son, UCF has not fallen out of the top 25 since April 26, 2011. UCFs Senior Associate Athlet ics Director for Student Services Jessica Reo credited coach Caryl Smith Gilbert in the teams recent achievement and in getting the program to where it is today. complishment in our programs history and I think weve been very fortunate to have Caryl Smith Gilbert as our coach, Reo pelled the program and put us in the position that we are. Were very proud of what theyve accomplished and do be lieve that she set the tone for the future hopefully for our womens track program. Smith Gilbert said that the teams success in the long jump event during the conference championship played a big part in moving the school into its current ranking, and was an answer back against comments labeling UCF as a school that only came up big in sprints. It just kind of shows which way the program is heading and the impact that were making in not just the sprints, Smith Gilbert said. We were pigeonholed into being a sprint school, but I think were broadening now and thats the direction that Ive been trying to take the program from the be ginning, but it takes time. UCF long jumper Jen Clayton spoke about the importance of each Knight on the team stepping up. It means a lot, because if you take away just one name, the team dynamic decreases by so much, Clayton said. Everybodys per formance counts. We all need to push each other and work on the track. The UCF Athletics Association plans to move the other sports programs to new heights of excel lence as well, Reo said. We have really worked with all of our programs at UCF to set the bar high, Reo said. Our coaches and our student athletes have risen to the challenge. The lutely taken that step for us. I cant express how proud our athletics department is to work with them every day, see them succeed and to be a part of that ourselves. From our perspective, our womens track program is a great program, and it will continue to prosper and the kids will do well. I have no doubt about that. Looking forward, Smith Gil bert is working to improve the program as a whole by recruiting more young talent in the future. Winning and doing well helps recruiting, and the more you re cruit, the better athletes you can get to come in, Smith Gilbert said. It wont be just a great team, it will be a great program. This week the team took off for nationals in Eugene, Ore. Smith Gilbert said that the girls are shooting for a top four spot, looking to earn the program some more hardware for the trophy case. MAKING TRACKS UCF womens outdoor track and field team breaks top 10 for the first time, thanks to an Olympian TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO COURTESY OF UCF ATHLETICS UCFs womens outdoor track and eld team was known for sprinters, but has broadened its talents to raise its prole.

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Page 7 THIS WEEK in political history June 8, 1949 Hollywood figures, including stars Frederic March and Edward G. Robinson, are named in a FBI report as Communist Party members. The FBI report relied largely on accusations made by confidential informants, supplemented with some highly dubious analysis. Helen Keller was also on the list of radicals. I am hoping this weekend will be on the dry side. Our Farmers Market last weekend was a funny day. We had a good crowd and lots of goodies, but the weather was for the birds and our local white rooster. It started out beautiful, dry, sunny and with a slight breeze, and then around 11:30 a.m. we got rain and wind. The vendor booths turned into tents with color changing sides, and my friend the rooster took shelter under different cars in the parking lot. He was not happy, as there went some treats he was now not getting. Next month the Oviedos Farmers Market will be 2 years old. That does not seem possible. It is really growing as a weekend place to visit. Lions Pride Day is 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Blvd. There will be community service information, vision and diabetes screenings, Southeastern Guide Dogs puppies in training, chil drens activities, entertainment, prizes and a collection of used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Ad mission to the event is free. Call 407-592-6670 if you need more information. Something we all should be aware of: the Snake Awareness program will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 10 at the Cen tral Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3755 N.W. U.S. High way 17-92 in Sanford. The Zoos Reptile Department will help people properly identify venom ous and nonvenomous snakes. Learn what not to do and what to do during an encounter; how to keep snakes out of your yard or how to attract them. The program is for all ages 12 or older, and the cost is $10 for zoo members and $15 for non-members. Please call 407-323-4450, ext. 123, for more information. I just want to make a com ment, and I do not think Ill be alone in my thoughts, about Me morial Days tribute to the fallen soldiers service at the Lawton House. It was just wonderful and a treat for the citizens of Oviedo. I am so glad and honored that we will do this event again next year. A thought Ideals are like stars. We never reach them but, like mariners on the sea, we chart our course by them. Carl Schurz Oviedo, the past few weeks have proven to be busy ones! We held a Charity Golf Outing at Twin for Life, and what a success it was! The Golf Outing was the fourth annual outing for Oviedo. We had 114 players making up 29 teams. The pledges are still coming in, but we expect to top last years donation to this worthy cause. When all is tallied, the giant check will be presented a Council meeting, hopefully in early July. Community Health Fair at the Gym and Aquatic Facility on Oviedo Boulevard. More than 100 people stopped by to take ad vantage of the health information and free health screenings that were available. The Big Red Bus from the Blood Bank was there as well, and received donations of 50 pints of blood. Thanks to all who attended and we hope to see you next year. The Lawton House, from May 18 to May 27, was the site of the Fallen Floridians Memorial Cross Tribute for those who served and paid the ultimate price in Iraq and Afghanistan. There were 375 crosses, each with the name and picture of the fallen soldier, to honor their service. The tribute was sponsored by the First Meth odist Church in partnership and support with Oviedo resident Life Scout Conner MacFarlane of Troop 617. Life Scout MacFarlane secured all the wreaths displayed on the grounds of the Lawton House. I hope you got to go by and see it; it was a truly moving sight. Finally, Central Floridas BBQ Blowout took place last Friday and Saturday at the Oviedo Mall. The event was produced by the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and HOPE Helps Inc. By all appear ances, it was a huge success and we look forward to an even big ger success in the coming years as the city promotes this as one of its Signature Events. On Feb. 23, 1998 at 12:10 a.m., a F3 tornado devastated northern Seminole County, leaving 12 people dead. This was one of the worst tornado outbreaks in Florida history. It caused damage, injuries and death in Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. The May 20 tornado in Oklahoma reminds us again of natures fury. Seminole County launched system shortly after the Ground Hog Day Tornado devastated our neighbors in Lake and Volusia counties. The Alert Seminole system is basically like carrying a tornado-warning device on your hip. The system will alert you of severe weather and tornadoes directly to your cellular phone, PDA, email, or any electronic device able to receive text or SMS messages. The system is com pletely free. Everybody is encour aged to sign up for the system at alertseminole.org. This system will also be used after a storm to notify you of shelter openings, points of distribution, disaster as sistance, and major road closures. If you live in Florida, one of the wisest and least expensive things you can do to protect your family is to purchase a weather radio. These radios are avail able at most grocery, hardware, or electronic stores. The prices vary from $20 to $80, depending on the model and features. The devices are just one of multiple systems that are provided to pro tect you during a severe storm. Oklahoma Emergency similar systems in place. These systems were activated on May 20 in accordance with their plans. Many lives were saved due to and weather radios systems now available to the public. Alan S. Harris is the Seminole County Emergency Manager Turn your cell into a tornado alarm ALAN S. 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Page 2 Central Florida Senior JUNE 2013 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Jonathan Gallagher 407.563.7054 JGallagher@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Published by Turnstile Media Group 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 P: 407.563.7000 F: 407.563.7099 rfntb rf ntand soreness nb naches THG-13902 Since Medicare Part D went into effect in 2006, prescription drugs have been an integral part So, the question of how seniors can save additional money on medications often comes up, as does the question of how the entire Medicare Part D program can be more cost-effective and save taxpayers money without Q: Will closing the Part D doughnut hole really save A: Many seniors may not be aware that the infamous dough nut hole, or gap in coverage, is closing thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Before the health care reached the initial limit on total drug expenses ($2,970 in 2013), they had no prescription drug coverage until they spent an added $3,700 out of their own pockets. But in 2013, people in the doughnut hole are receiv ing discounts of 52.5 percent on name-brand drugs and 21 percent on generics. These discounts will about 4 million Medicare ben tantly, the discounts will continue every year until 2020, when the doughnut hole will be completely eliminated. Q: A: The best opportunity for care is looking for better deals on what Medicare pays for prescrip tion drugs. Plans that offer coverage under Medicare Part D are run by private insurers, and Medicare is prohibited from negotiating directly for discounts. An inde pendent 2011 study by the De partment of Health and Human Services Inspector General found that drug manufacturers provide an average 19 percent discount to Medicare Part D plans, while state Medicaid programs receive a discount of 45 percent for the same drugs. This is a substantial savings that could be passed on allowed to negotiate prices like Medicaid does. Q: In what ways can Medicare get a better bargain on prescrip A: Substantial savings could come from obtaining discounts on drugs used by low-income Medicare Part D was enacted in 2003, drug manufacturers were required to provide discounts to tion that has been introduced both in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Presidents budget pro posal, all call for these discounts to be restored. Estimates show that these discounts could save the Medicare program anywhere from $120 to $140 billion over the next 10 years. The savings from these dis counts could be used to improve other aspects of Medicare, or to Q: Would higher discounts in Part D affect the pharmaceutical industrys research and develop A: Research and development actually thrived at the same time many of these deeper discounts were in place in the 1990s and early 2000s. Q: Are there other ways for Medicare to save money on pre A: Other options for lowering the cost of the Part D program include allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with pharma ceutical manufacturers (like the Department of Veterans Affairs does), and letting Medicare oper ate its own Part D plan alongside private insurers. These alterna tives are more complicated than the discounts above, but are worth considering in the future. Q: Why do we need to search A: In todays economy, lead ers in Washington have tough choices to make about health care spending. It is true that Part D costs less than initially forecast, but that is because enrollment is about 25 percent lower than originally projected, and because increased use of generics has slowed drug spending overall. These developments should not prevent us from looking for bet ter value for taxpayer dollars. Ron Pollack is executive director of Families USA The 2013 legislative session was a disappointment for Florid ians age 50 and older regarding health-care expansion and reform of the assisted-living industry. But lawmakers made positive steps by correcting mistakes in election law and banning texting while driving. Some of the Legislatures shortfalls on issues important to Floridians ages 50-plus included: coverage to more than 1 million uninsured Floridians of modest means. The House of Represen tatives failed to expand health coverage to more than 1 million uninsured Floridians, including as many as 260,000 Floridians age 50 to 64. Under federal law, Floridians could have gotten $51 billion worth of federal aid to ex pand health coverage under the Medicaid program. Instead, the House refused to accept federal funding for health-care expan sion. row, legislative leaders failed to deliver legislation to reform oversight of the assisted-living industry. However, the 2013 session did produce some gains for older Floridians. of the past mistakes in election law by expanding the number of early voting days and hours and limiting overly long ballot lan guage in constitutional amend ments proposed by lawmakers. Johnson urged Gov. Rick Scott to sign into law a texting-whiledriving ban, saying it was a important to older voters. AARP and a broad coalition of groups have fought for the ban this year. Some 93 percent of Florida voters age 50 and older favored the ban. additional funding for 2,611 frail Floridians to receive services that can help them remain in their homes and communities rather than in institutional care. How ever, even with the additional funding, the number of seniors on waiting lists to receive homeand community-based services is nearly equal to the numbers of persons receiving those services. ful legislation that would have further restricted lawsuits by nursing home residents against nursing homes where frail resi dents suffer abuse or neglect. Jeff Johnson is AARP Floridas state director. 2013 Legislature disappointing for older Floridians Can Medicare save money for beneficiaries and taxpayers alike? RON POLLACK Guest Writer JEFF JOHNSON Guest Writer The House of Representatives failed to expand health coverage to more than 1 million uninsured Floridians, including as many as 260,000 Floridians age 50 to 64.

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The Moore volunteer group brought along their 24-foot mo bile kitchen and served hot meals at the center of the tornados path, feeding those still searching their homes for some semblance of their lives before all the destruc tion. Before their homes became a wasteland of splintered wood and broken glass. Before the green trees that lined their neighbor hoods had each leaf sucked off, leaving bare, grey stumps. For miles and miles and miles theres nothing but twigs and bro ken things, Kerr said. The thing that sticks with me is the vastness of the storm and the gross destruc tion its almost like your head and mind cant put that together It doesnt make sense to you. Despite all that, she said, the people are hopeful, and North lands team helped them look for pieces of home, of life in the rub ble. Many people were looking for electronics and camera cards full of priceless photos, along with sentimental items like wedding rings and service medals. One homeowner desperately searched for two handkerchiefs left to her by her grandmother, irreplaceable family mementos. During two different searches, the team found the hankies, and the woman cried bittersweet tears. She would come in and out of despair, Kerr said. Thats typical, they would be strong and then something would hit them and they would break down. The only thing to do in that situation is to comfort the people, said Judy Head, a full-time staff volunteer at Northland who also took the trip to Moore. We hug them, we listen to them, she said. And on that Saturday after the tornado hit, many were doing the same. Kerr said tens of thou sands of people were out help ing clear debris and looking for valuables. At Journey there was a board pinned with family photos found by the community, wait ing to be claimed. Head remem bers a woman coming in with a familys photographic memories. Shed raced to save them from the edge of a bulldozers shovel, hop ing theyd be reunited with the faces on the photos. By the end of a week, the com munity was ready to move on, and Kerr could see their work was done. Insurance claims were be ing plans for their future homes. A man, with his home in pieces behind him, began working on his lawn, taking the edger to his mangled yard. He wanted to get back to nor mal, Head said. TORNADO | Church has mobile kitchen C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE US SAVINGS BONDS OWNERS ALERT! Learn how government changes in the savings bond program could adversely aect you and your investment.Del Burtt, one of Americas pre-eminent Savings Bond experts is speaking to you about: Getting the most out of your Savings Bonds THREE DATES THREE LOCATIONS JULY 16 UCF AreaAlafaya Branch Library 12000 E. 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MST was all over the news recently when some of those responsible for preventing sexual assault at military bases were arrested for sexual assault. The Defense Secretary was appalled, as he should be, and ordered all 25,000 people in assault preven 1. Heads are rolling. If you were a victim of sexual assault while you served in the military and never reported it, I hope you do now. If you didnt get help, take advantage of the assistance and treatment thats available. You can recover. From the Department of Vet erans Affairs website section on sexual assault, here are some of the emotional responses to sexual assault: feelings of numbness; trouble with attention, concentra tion and memory; relationship problems; trouble sleeping; and problems with alcohol and drugs. Untreated, it can lead to diagno ses of PTSD, anxiety disorders, A young guy working in a restaurant recently made my day. He leaned over and whispered that if I asked for the senior dinner, I would save nearly $2, and the senior dinner came with Sometimes the hardest part of getting a senior discount is senior. Do they mean 50, when that give a senior discount, check these locations online: Sciddy.com The site is called Seniors Pay Less, and it organizes the information by category. Put in your ZIP code and the distance youre willing to travel. I learned, for example, that theres actually a pizza shop in my area that gives an over-55 discount. SeniorDiscounts.com Full access costs $12.95 a year, but may be worth it if youll use your senior discounts. As a sample of the free access, go to the site, click on restaurants in the drop down menu and put in your ZIP code. Your best bet is to call busi nesses and ask in advance (even Senior Discounts has some out dated information). If there are certain places in your area that you like to shop or have a meal, call to inquire about their age cutoff for senior discounts. Make your own list. Dont forget some of the bigticket items, like your property tax. Some municipalities give discounts to seniors. If youre traveling, ask about a senior discount for motels, airfare and car rental. Ask in places where you routinely spend money, such as the grocery stores, especially the chains. Carry your AARP card in your wallet, because in many places thats all you need. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. Sexual assault in the military Senior discounts are the real deal Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 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 Please see MILITARY on page 10

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Estate taxes and same-sex partners The unlimited spousal exemp tion to the estate tax doesnt apply to same-sex spouses, because the Defense of Marriage Act legally prohibits the IRS from applying the same rules to these couples that apply to heterosexu al married partners. Special situations The fact that some couples spousal exemption or the full $5.12 million exemption amount that applies to citizens means that some individuals and couples will have to take extra measures to mitigate estate tax pain. Some common examples of estate tax countermeasures: TRUSTS A recent change to the tax rule allows a surviving spouse to use any portion of the $5.12 million exemption her spouse didnt use effectively combining their ex emptions to up to $10.24 million, under portability rules. But this only applies to legally mar ried heterosexual couples, under current law. For other couples, or where the estate is expected to tion), some couples may consider forming a bypass or A-B trust. Consult an attorney for informa since only a licensed attorney can draw up trusts. LIFE INSURANCE If you expect your heirs to pay estate tax, you may want to consider that in your life insurance planning. To do this, estimate the tax your heirs will have to pay on inherited assets. Unless your estate is cash-rich, you may need life insurance to provide the cash infusion your heirs need to avoid having to sell assets under pressure. You may need a permanent life insurance policy which is designed to pay out no matter how long you live rather than a term policy for this purpose. Term policies are designed to be very affordable for a limited number of years, but not designed to economically that happens at or near your life expectancy, or beyond. CONVERT TRADITIONAL IRAS TO ROTHS IRAs and other retirement accounts are part of your taxable estate. But you may be able to lower an eventual estate tax li ability by converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA now. This generates an immediate income tax liability. But you or your heirs would have to pay income taxes on this money sooner or later anyway, when you take distribu tions. But you reduce the size of the estate by paying income taxes now and therefore potentially reduce the dollar amount of the eventual estate tax. More and more employees are offering a Roth designated account option within 401(k)s as well or if you have left the company or if your plan allows in-service withdraw als, you can roll your 401(k) into a traditional IRA and convert it to a Roth from there. Traditionally, life insurance professionals have a key role in assist ing clients and their families execute their estate tax mitigation strategies. They do this in concert with attor neys, tax professionals planners. Each professional has a role to play. Bob Adams is president of A SafeHarbor, a rm specializing in assisting families in having a calm re tirement when faced with stormy nan cial waters. Visit aSafeHarbor.com or call 407-644-6646 for more information. RETIREMENT | Life insurance could keep your heirs from having to sell your house C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 depression, and drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, even if youre not eligible for VA care, you can receive treatment for military sexual assault. Every VA facility has a coordinator to help direct you to the right services and programs. Whether youre a veteran or on active duty, if you were a victim of military sexual assault, get treatment. You can be whole again. Your care and treatment, especially now, are most likely to be top-notch. And for those who doubt the pervasiveness of sexual assault in the military, rent the documen tary The Invisible War from Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. MILITARY | C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 8

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Page 11 June 6 to 16 Valencias Fat Pig! What better place than a college theater to balance social commentary with dark humor and what better director to oversee this funny and touching comedy than the always inven air between an average guy and a plus-sized librarian and that love is complicated by a world in which judgments based on ones size are the norm. Neil LaButes caustic comedy Fat Pig! is pre sented at Valencia College East. Call 407-582-2900. June 6 1st Thursday at Orlando Museum of Art Collaboration in art will be celebrated on June 6 at the Orlando Museum of Art as we follow artists working from conceptualization through varied artists working in partnership, and the challenges and strengths that can be achieved in the pro cess. Orlandos original art party will attempt the worlds largest Exquisite Corpse drawing and you can help! At the Orlando Museum of Art, call 407-896-4231, ext. 260, or visit omart.org June 6 Swan Lake broadcast live at a movie theater near you Bringing Tchaikovskys bal let masterpiece to U.S. movie theaters from Russias renowned ballet company, Swan Lake Mariinsky Live will be broad cast at 6:30 p.m., performed at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, a theatre that has provided the world with great dancers since 1740. kind to use the Academy Awardwinning technology created by the Cameron Pace Group for available at participating theaters. June 7 to July 7 Dreamgirls at Mad Cow The highly anticipated, Tony Award-winning musical that cap tures the spirit of hope in 1960s girl group (think the Supremes) gets their big break in the music business, their struggle for stardom is a time-lapse spectacle about the price of show-biz suc cess. Sizzling with disco and R&B soul, Dreamgirls will run from June 7 to July 7. Call 407-297-8788 or visit madcowtheatre.com June 8 Adults only at the Science Center! Having served hundreds of thousands of school kids, the Or lando Science Center is reserved for adults at Science Night Live on June 8 from 8 to 11 p.m. with St. Dorothy Catholic CommunityLove Without Judgment where ALL are welcome301 New England Avenue Mass: Sundays@11:00AM www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org SAINT DOROTHY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IS A PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (Respectfully not associated with the Diocese of Orlando) WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME! We have continued the reformed true Catholic Tradition in the Spirit of Vatican Council II! Are you divorced, gay, a recovering Catholic, feeling disenfranchised by your present worshiping community of whatever denomination, looking for a small worshipping community where you are known and not lost in the crowd? Then you have found what you are looking for in St. Dorothy Catholic Community! Probate, Wills & Trusts including Elder Law Issues P.A. Practice Areas: Family Law including RemovalAFFORDABLE ADVOCACY WITH A PASSION FOR JUSTICE MENTION THIS AD & RECEIVE A FREE 1-HOUR CONSULTATION, A $100 VALUE!641 W. Fairbanks Avenue, Suite 110 Winter Park, Florida 32789407.622.5020www.LomasLawPA.com Christine Lomas, Esq. Gary Miller, Esq.e hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you ee wrien information about our qualications and experience. Observer Ad-LomasLaw.indd 1 5/14/13 4:14 PM Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 12 JUNE 13 WINTER PARKS SIP AND STROLL Winter Parks Chamber of Commerce and the Park Avenue Merchants Association invite us to experience the charm of Park Avenue on a summers eve as we stroll through shops, boutiques, and restaurants in this uniquelyWinter Park wine walk. Enjoy wine and hors doeuvres at participating merchants from the Ancient Olive and Bay Hill Jewelers to the Doggie Door and Kilwins Chocolates. Tickets will be emailed for registrations submitted through PayPal with check-in at the corner of Park and Morse avenues on June 13 at 5 p.m. (Attendees receive their passport and wine glass at check-in and must be 21 or older.) Visit winterpark.org/content/winter-park-sip PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK

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Page 12 grown-up inspired programming and hands-on challenges. Guests will enjoy the science of harmony and music with UCFs Dr. Scott band U2; view stars through the giant telescope in the Observa tory; conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dares Laboratory; while enjoying food, beer and wine. of exhibits. Call 407-514-2000 or visit osc.org June 11 to August 23 Summer movies at the Garden Theatre Decades before its renovation as the anchor of downtown Win ter Gardens rebirth, the Garden Theatre was a movie house. The Theatre will return to its roots with two summer movie series, from June to August, screening vintage and/or cult movies on Thursday and Friday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. The second series, called the Milk Money Movies, is for children and will be shown Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with tickets at $1. Tickets will be distributed on a hours prior to show times at the visit gardentheatre.org June 13 and 14 Mood Swings with Kevin Kelly The world of cabaret often includes a laugh, a cry, and a drink all in the same evening, and no one does it better than that charming boy-next-door, Kevin Kelly. We can spend an evening with Kevin at the Winter Park Playhouse as he croons a little Gershwin, a little Manilow (and others) with the incompa rable Christopher Leavy on the keys. Show times are June 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org or call 407-645-0145 for more informa tion. AND LOOKING AHEAD June 14 Lauren Rowe with Sir Terrance Hummel This years fun-raiser for the Downtown Arts District features artist and columnist Terry Hum mel for its fourth annual In the Artists Studio. The event, to be held at the MEZZ on June 14, of fers a unique experience to learn about the artist and his career. Guests will experience a discus sion by WKMGs Lauren Rowe, an art exhibit, silent auction, en tertainment, food and beverages. Hummel, born in Florida, earned a Master of Arts degree at Rollins, and also attended college in Bo livia, Chile, Israel and Spain. He writes a weekly column for the Orlando Sentinel, is a counselor at Howard Academy, and his volunteer efforts with families in crisis and services to the Crown have earned him two knight hoods. Tickets are $35 with pro Arts District. Call 407-648-7060 or visit artiststudio.eventbrite.com for more information. June 15 World Ballet Competition All Stars of Dance The World Ballet Competition, held each June in Orlando, brings together an impressive array of international talent, all of which comes together for a not-to-bemissed dance gala called All Stars of Dance. Held at the Bob Carr PAC, the audience is treated to brilliant often breath-taking performances from visiting dance stars who share the spotlight with medal-winners from the weeklong competition. The All Stars of Dance is a one-night only performance. Call 407-849-4669 or visit worldballetcompetition. com for tickets. Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. If youre a Baby Boomer between the ages of 60 and 64, you do not want to miss this event packed with valuable info, expert speakers and rae prizes. Space is limited, so please reserve your place by calling 1.866.999.3741. 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Calendar > 5 Help shape how the Wekiva Parkway will affect parts of Seminole County and your commute at a special design meeting that seeks resident input. Interests . .................................................. 3 Calendar . .................................................. 5 Athletics . .................................................. 6 Celery Stalks . ........................................... 7 Oviedo City Talk . ....................................... 7 Classifieds . ............................................... 8 Central Florida Senior...............................B1 Culture.................................................B11 In the future, during a 12-hour period where all crime is legal, a family defends its home against murderous invaders. Opening this week: THE PURGEInterests > 3Fire, a sinking ship, and pirates confront a charity adventurer. Tastefully Goldenrod gears up for its 25th all-you-can-eat charity.Calendar > 5 Athletics > 6An Olympic sprinter helps UCF finally crack the Top 10.As she steered her silver Honda Civic through the travel lane toward the exit of a parking lot along North Park Avenue, Adri an Gonzalez leaned over to her GPS to type in a new address. Then there was a bang. Tony Fairbanks report said neither driver in the parking lot saw the collision coming. The crash was one of 39 that have taken place so far this year in Winter Park involving dis tracted driving, according to records kept by the Winter Park Police Department. Last month, Gov. Rick Scott banned another kind of distract ed driving: texting at the wheel. The law makes texting while driving a secondary offense, meaning that a driver must be pulled over for another offense Drivers caught texting while committing another offense will receive a $30 ticket. Under the State Road 46 Bridge that connects Sanford and Geneva, a community all its own is teeming with life. Sandhill cranes peck at the alligators lurk among the beds of tall, green reeds. For the countless birds, alliga life, Lake Jesup is their home. But though the lake is abun dant with life, the water is tinted erman of the harmful amoeba it contains. Slowly but surely, pollution is destroying the lake. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is in the midst of a 15year plan with surrounding cit ies to reduce the pollution in Lake Jesup, picking up the slack that a State Road 46 Bridge wa terway project left behind. The FDEPs Basin Manage ment Action Plan (BMAP) has been underway for three years, and has worked with the sur rounding cities to research the causes of the lakes pollution and place water treatment devices in strategic areas. The FDEP went to work after deeming the lake impaired not meeting the quality water stan dards set by the Clean Water Act due to high nitrogen and phos phorus levels. We know that these waters did not get impaired overnight, so we look at what are the projects and what are the activities that we can do over a period of time, often times a 15-year window, said Tom Frick, the chief of the Bureau of Watershed Restoration in FDEPs Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration Is it achievable? I would say yes. We will get there, we will put projects in place and we will put forth the effort. In 2008, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Transportation tried lution by opening up a water way beneath the State Road 46 Bridge, which had dammed up the St. Johns River, causing algae The city of Oviedo and Orlandobased branding company Techne tium are developing new colors and a logo for the city minus the chicken. City council members said that ent and future, and that the current logos riverboat, orange and stalk of celery feel outdated. What were trying to do is not get away from the history, but tie into where we are today and where you want to be 20 years from now, said a Technetium representative at a city meeting last month. The citys familiar fowls dont Dominic Persampiere said. So far, the City Council hasnt been impressed with the logo sam ples theyve seen, and a proposed O logo didnt seem like the right New look for OviedoLake project creeps aheadOviedo developing new logo, minus the historyTIM FREED The VoicePHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICEA waterway connecting Lake Jesup to Lake Monroe was a start, but cleanup efforts are nowhere near nished in killing off dangerous bacteria and algae that have resulted from fertilizer runoff and high nitrogen and phosphorus. Please see JESUP on page 2Lake Jesup cleanup could take 15 years or more, say officialsTIM FREED The Voice Cops question whether anti-text law will workTIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Please see TEXTING on page 2

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Page 2 to spread across the lake. Though the project was suc cessfully completed, the lake still contains pollution that has built up after more than 100 years of poor water treatment. Weve done a lot and we hope to do more, but with the limited dollars we have, its almost impossible, and its daunting to try lems that have been created over the last 100plus years, said Seminole Coun ty Commission Chairman Bob Dallari. Its going to take a long lake. The sooner we start, the better off it will be. Split up into is a plan to reduce the high nitrogen and phosphorous levels in the water. The FDEP has planned out and constructed more than two dozen projects surrounding the lake in partnership with the cities of Oviedo, Winter Springs, Maitland and Winter Park, among others. The projects mostly consist of of untreated water and collect pollutants, and detention ponds, which trap stormwater and pre vent runoff from draining into bodies of water. The FDEP set a beginning tar get goal of reduc phosphorous by 19,621 pounds in the 15-year span. two years of the BMAP, the projects set in place have already re by more than 9,000 pounds. I think its really necessary and I think its just a darn shame that the lake is to the degree that its allowed to be, said Judith Benson, chairper son of the Seminole County Soil and Water Conservation District. Any improvement is better than nothing. The plan means far more than Seminole County, Benson said, the lives and homes of wildlife hang in the balance. If we could reverse some of the damage of the lake, I think on a greater basis, Benson said. It would just be fabulous if we wildlife and support this, because this is their home. The FDEP will evaluate the lake again in 2015 and continue on to the next phase of the BMAP with new projects based on their THIS WEEK in history June 10, 1692 In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. In October, on order of the governor, the Salem witch trials, which resulted in the executions of 19 innocent women and men, effectively ended. 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.comBrittni Johnson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Kristy Vickery jwfoley@att.net Sandi@ChristianHelp.org SundewGardens@gmail.com KarenMPhillips@bellsouth.netJosh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com AShortridge@TurnstileMediaGroup.comFlorida 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 BabineauPeriodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES This is going to save lives, said Gov. Rick Scott, who signed the bill at a Miami high school. This is going to make sure our teenagers are safe while driving, that theyre not distracted while driving. According to the National istration (NHTSA), at least 3,300 crash fatalities in 2010 were a di rect result of distracted driving. The NHTSA also reported that a driver is 23 times more likely to get in a crash while texting than while theyre focused on the road. Sgt. Jamie Loomis of the Winter Park Police Department said that any law that keeps drivers safe is one that needs to be in place. I think its a good thing, Loo mis said. I think that anything that can keep drivers focused on the road and focused on their driving is a good thing. Texting is only a part of the bigger issue of distracted driving, Loomis said. Passengers listen ing to loud music, eating while driving and having pets in their laps are some of the many other common distractions on the road today. the Winter Park Police Depart ment, said the new law could help lower accident statistics. I do think driving distracted is a big issue that I wish more people would pay attention to, Morrissey said. I think wed see rate. Florida are currently preparing for how they will enforce this new a ticket if they have proof that a driver was using their phone in a texting matter, a new challenge Sgt. Kim Mojica of the Oviedo pointed out that the law being a secondary offense allows drivers to make excuses for why they had their phones out in an attempt to Once certain people get familway to get out of the ticket, Mo jica said We, as law enforcement, cant prove either way what they were doing. It makes it a little tricky to enforce, but I wouldnt say its unen forceable. Mojica hopes that the law will be made into a primary offence, ting. I really do look forward to the day that they do make it a primary stop, because I really couldnt tell you the number of times that Ive to the vehicle in my vicinity and peoples heads are down, theyre texting, they dont see the lights changing and they dont even no tice that theres a fully marked po lice car next to them, Mojica said. Loomis noted the police de partments may try to access phone bills to see if drivers were texting prior to be being pulled over, but only in the instance of a tral Florida will have to wait and see how effective the law will be. I think that the state of Florida has done its due diligence and has enacted a law that truly they feel is going to make the roads a safer place, Loomis said. Time will tell as to whether it is an effective one or not. TEXTING | New law will only be a secondary traffic offense CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE JESUP | Baffle boxes help stop pollution CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGEI think its really necessary and I think its just a darn shame that the lake is to the degree that its allowed to be. Judith Benson, chairperson of the Seminole County Soil and Water Conservation District

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Page 3 THIS WEEK in human history June 11, 1979 John Wayne, an iconic American film actor born Marion Morrison, dies at age 72. The John Wayne name was created during his first starring role in The Big Trail in 1930. The director didnt think Marion was a good name for an actor playing a tough Western hero. I dont just provide care, I provide compassion.Everything I do starts with you.Linda Ager Radiologic Technologist/Mammographer, South Seminole HospitalAs part of Orlando Health, South Seminole Hospitals Womens Imaging Center provides care that is anything but typical. With a variety of services from mammograms to bone density screenings at one location that boasts calming aromatherapy and comfortable robes, our Imaging Center is as inviting as your own home. And because we only schedule one person at a time, youll always receive the exible, personalized attention you deserve. Its just one of the many ways South Seminole Hospital is putting patients like you rst. In the HEARTof theJUNGLEPHOTO COURTESY OF MICKEY GROSMANCancer survivor Mickey Grosman shows a line of sh caught for food during a charity expedition across the Amazon. Fire, pirates and Dengue fever try to stop an Orlando cancer survivors Amazon adventureThis is part two of a three-part series that follows Orlando resident Mickey Grosman as he journeys across South America to inspire cancer patients. Kyle Ver Steeg slept soundly in his hammock despite the noise of the roaring diesel engine in the belly of the riverboat a few decks below him. After two weeks in the South American rainforest, Ver Steeg was used to sleeping through loud noise, a stark con trast to the peace and quiet of his home in Iowa. It was the cutting of the engine that jolted him awake. Ver Steeg knew that a boat this big, roughly 100 feet, wouldnt stop unless something was wrong, especially on the Amazon River. That was when the upper deck where he and his group slept Ver Steeg scrambled out of his hammock and ran over to wake up the group leader, Orlando resident Mickey Grosman. They needed to get off the boat. After waking up Aaron Shel member from Minnesota, the team rolled up their hammocks and rushed down to the lower decks of the riverboat. They were about to jump overboard when they spotted another riverboat coming their way. The captain had managed to send out an SOS signal and another boat happened to be just down the river. The boat came alongside the smoking vessel, and Grosmans team and the boats crew jumped onboard, turning to watch as Twain-style riverboat as it started its slow descent into the Amazon River. Watching from the side of their rescue boat, Grosman wasnt yet lantic coast of South America to By then Grosman had spent American jungle and had traveled Please see AMAZON on page 4TIM FREED The Voice

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Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo JUNE 7The 25th Anniversary of Tastefully Goldenrod will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at Sts. Pe ter & Paul Social Hall. This year will be a bigger and better event as we celebrate 25 years since the events inception! Looking for something fun to do with your family on Friday nights? Then come out to the City of Casselberry Family Fun Nights Movie in the Park at Lake Concord Park behind Casselberry City Hall at 95 Triplet Lake Drive. Dont miss Escape From Planet Earth, on Friday, June 7, be ginning at dusk. This is a free event, and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Call 407-262-7700, ext. 1507, or visit casselberry.org for more infor mation. To celebrate National Doughnut Day, Winn-Dixie grocery stores are giving away one free jumbo dough nut hole per customer at their instore bakery on June 7. JUNE 14Memories of Motown kicks off at the Orlando Museum of Art at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 14, and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. The Circle of Friends Chorus presents a look back at the hot songs, cool harmonies and dancing that brought the house down in the Motown days. Visit Ocofchorus. com for more information. Summer is right around the corner and its heating up in Casselberry! Join us in your favorite tropical attire as we cool down with some breezy island jazz sounds by the Robert Har ris Trio, at the Tropical Summer Night Art and Music in the Park & The Food Truck Bazaar at Lake Con cord Park from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 14. For more information visit Casselberry.orgJUNE 15Tickets are now on sale for Cas selberrys rst annual Fathers Day Daddy Daughter Dance held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, from 6 at the Casselberry Recreation Center located at 200 N. Triplet Lake Drive. All fathers, grandfathers, and father gures are invited to escort their lovely daughter or granddaughter to a special night of fun. For more information or to order tickets, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or email malgarin@cas selberry.org On Saturday, June 15, the Casselberry Art House is hosting a class in melted sun-catchers from 1 to 3 p.m. All supplies are included. For more information or to view and register for any Casselberry Art House class, visit casselberry.org/register or contact Emmy Kline at 407-262-7700, ext.1122, or ekline@casselberry.org Alafaya Trail Pet Oasis is hosting a grand opening fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at 2987 Alafaya Trail. The event will feature a rafe beneting the Oviedo Police Departments K-9 unit in its quest to add a second K-9 to the unit. Call 407-542-4950 for more information. JUNE 16This Fathers Day, dads jump for free at BOING! Jump Center at 532 S. Econ Circle, Suite 120, in Oviedo with a paid childs admission. Challenge dad to a game of dodgeball! Visit boingjump.com or call 407-542-7844 for more details. more than 2,000 miles. Grosman had backtracked west up the Amazon by riverboat in late September to shepherd Ver Steeg and Sheldrick back to Iquitos, Peru, the closest city with an airport. The two Americans had enth leg of the expedition, as far as they would dare before escaping back to the United States. Ver Steeg can still recall the hectic night when the riverboat theyd hitched a ride on went up tion in the engine room. As soon as we smelled smoke, and as soon as the engine stopped, we knew there was a problem and we had to get the heck off of that boat, Ver Steeg said. Ver Steeg knew from the begin ning that the journey would be of the cause that it was support ing, Grosmans background with cancer and how every cent do nated on the expeditions website would go to cancer research. As a plastic/reconstructive surgeon, Ver Steeg had seen his fair share of the disease, perform ing several surgeries like the one Grosman had done on his face. Ver Steeg decided to join a part of the expedition because he wanted to make a much more in timate contribution, an undertak ing not only special for him, but for his patients. I deal with people with can cer every single day, so I see what people go through, Ver Steeg said. This was a real unusual sort of fundraiser. Most people go to a dinner and buy some auction items. Obviously theyre raising money, but this was a way to do something that was, for me, even more personal than just writing a check. After getting Ver Steeg and Sheldrick back to Iquitos, Gros man met with his group of six indigenous team members and continued forward with his expe dition, traveling east and travers ing the treacherous swamps of northern Peru. With neck-high waters and no dry land to rest on, Grosman and company were forced to sleep on the branches of mangrove trees. Over there, the swamp will swallow you, Grosman said. Two hundred miles later, Gros man and his team reached the border of Brazil, where the rest of their journey would ultimately take place. The group was ready to push forward, but hit a roadblock in late October when Grosman came down with Dengue fever, a tropi cal disease transmitted by a mosquito bite that causes headaches and muscle pains. For two weeks Grosmans adventure hit the stop button, as he pondered his own fortitude in a clinic in Tabatinga, Brazil. Grosmans wife Noga was shocked when she heard the news, considering her husbands knack for survival. Here he is falling ill and al most dying in Tabatinga, Noga said. I said to myself If he says that he is sickthats never happened before. He was always energetic, and then suddenly he was very, very sick. Grosman eventually fought off the illness, and the team continued to follow the Amazon River farther into Brazil. At that point the team was car rying around 500 pounds of gear all together, and they were feeling the weight more than ever. Grosman decided to split his team up into two smaller groups, with three team members coming with him to walk on land and the other three forming a support team, tak ing half the supplies and riding down the river on a makeshift raft made of balsa wood. The two groups would rendez vous once a week, or every 100 miles. The travelers followed this routine through the month of November, until Dengue fever struck Grosman again in early Decem ber. He knew it was worse than before when he started vomiting blood. If you got sick with a very bad Grosman said. All of your bones are one big pain. You cant even walk; I lost balance every time. Though Grosman was serious ly ill, what happened next would prove to be perhaps the most jar ring challenge of the entire expedition: an attack on the support team by Brazilian pirates. The support team was looking for a location to set up camp along the river while Grosman received treatments at a nearby military hospital. Outside the city of Manaus, at the checkpoint marking the begin ning of leg 11, a speedboat carrying caliber machine guns stopped the support team, ordering them to jump into the river and give up the supplies on the raft. The team members cooperated, jumping off the raft and treading water in front of the speedboat. The pirates beat the travelers over their heads with butts of their guns, while threatening to shoot them if they resisted. After taking machetes, food into the water near the travelers, toying with them as they strugAt that moment, a riverboat appeared downstream and drove the pirates away. One team mem ber was almost struck by the speedboats propeller, which the The support group made their way to a small town afterwards, where they were able to reach Grosman through Facebook at an internet caf. Grosman had recovered at this point, and set a destination for the team to regroup. The seasoned adventurer real ized that it was not the harsh con ditions or the potentially deadly diseases that made South America a dangerous place; it was mankind. People were the greatest danger they had witnessed. The people, thats the only dangerous animal that exists, Grosman said. Like the pirates and the thieves. After the run-in with the pi rates, four of the six team members accompanying Grosman quit the expedition and headed back home. Grosman decided that the best way to keep the remaining mem bers of his group safe and avoid to avoid the Amazon River alto gether. The team turned northeast toward Guyana, leaving the river behind. I was very upset, Grosman said. I decided to change my ex pedition route and to not take a chance that somebody from my crew will get killed. It was a big responsibility on my shoulders. Despite Grosmans hardened military background in the Israeli Special Forces, the expedition had left him barely standing. The responsibility of protecting the lives of his group members, the unfor giving terrain and the Dengue fe ver pushed Grosman to his very limits. But through all the struggles, Grosman never forgot the reason why he was there. Even in the hardest moment, I always knew that the people who harder than me, Grosman said. That kept me going. Grosman knew his journey was not over. He had to press on.AMAZON | Ship descended into the depths of the river as Grosmans team escaped CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 PHOTO COURTESY OF MICKEY GROSMAN

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Page 5 MOMENT UM Youre Invited to Regain At the Florida Hospital Lecture Series Timacuan Golf and Country Club 550 TIMACUAN BOULEVARD, L AKE M ARY, F L 32746Arthritis: Keeping Your Joints Healthy and HappyThursday, June 13, 2013 5:30 pm Registration & Refreshments 6:00 pm Presentation Dr. Joseph Tutorino Medical Director, Orthopaedic Sports MedicineArthritis is one of the most common causes of hip and knee joint pain. Join us as Joseph Tutorino, MD, shares common reasons for arthritis pain and ways to nd relief, improve mobility and treat your symptoms.When is Back Pain not Just Back Pain?Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:30 pm Registration & Refreshments 6:00 pm Presentation Dr. Chetan Patel Medical Director, Spine Health InstituteJoin our spine specialist and learn how to tell the dierence between everyday back pain and pain thats a sign of something more serious. Chetan Patel, MD, will provide tips to treat and prevent everyday back aches and explain the diagnosis and available treatment of more serious conditions.Call 407.303.3416 today to reserve your seat! 407.542.7844 532 S. Econ Circle Suite 120 Oviedo, FL 32765 www.boingjump.comDADS JUMP FREE ON FATHERS DAY ** with a paid childs admission We also welcome: Birthday parties Camps Field trips Fundraisers Corporate events Notes Calendar JUNE 7The 25th Anniversary of Tastefully Gold enrod will be held on Friday, June 7, at Sts. Peter & Paul Social Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. This year will be a bigger and better event as we are celebrate the 25th year since the events inception! Wine Quest, known as one of Central Floridas nest charitable social events, returns June 7 and 8. Welcoming the public, the 17th annual event will again be held at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes with a collection of tastings, din ners and auctions. Visit questinc.org/ events for more information or call 407218-4363.JUNE 8Come and learn how to recycle a book into an eye-catching planter All ma terials will be provided including plant seeds. Participants are welcome to bring their own small succulent plant to use. It starts at 2 p.m. on June 8 at the Central Branch Library, 215 N. Oxford Road in Casselberry. For more information, con tact Kathi Eand at 407-665-1530. Come see how grown-ups do the Sci ence Center! Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, June 8, from 8 to 11 p.m. with grown-up-inspired program ming and hands-on challenges. For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit osc.orgJUNE 10 The Seminole County Sheriffs Ofce (SCSO) is pleased to offer a new safety class for the public on Identity Theft and Technology. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the Orlando area ranks 10th in the nation for reported iden tity theft. The deadline for each class is one week before it starts. The rst ses sion is at 5 p.m. on June 10 at the Oviedo/ Geneva Community Ofce at 1225 E. Broadway St. in Oviedo. Two more classes will be offered in Altamonte Springs and Lake Mary. If you have questions, please contact Kali Austin in the Public Affairs Division at 407-665-6700 or via email at kaustin@seminolesheriff.orgJUNE 11The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Five, is holding a pub lic information meeting regarding the Wekiva Parkway Section 8 Design-Build Project in Seminole County. The public meeting is being held to review the latest preliminary design changes. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Rock Church of Central Florida located at 6641 W. State Road 46 in Sanford. For more information contact Kevin.moss@dot.state..us or 386-9435255. JUNE 15A baby boomers expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 15 at One Senior Place at 715 Douglas Ave. in Al tamonte Springs. The event will educate baby boomers about theaging-inyears and welcome them to a new beginning. Workshops will be given on patient-cen tered medical care, Medicare 101, re tirement planning, elder law, medication interactions, and active lifestyle manage ment. An iPad and laptop computer will be rafed off at the event. Visit onesenior place.com for more information, or call 407-949-6733. JUNE 18Workforce Central Florida offers more than two dozen different Develop You classes to boost employability skills and provide job seekers with a competitive advantage as they search for a new career. The classes are free, with the next scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on June 18 at 2884 South Orlando Drive in Sanford. To register, visit workforcecentralorida.comONGOING Who would be more interested in preserving your family history than you? Gathering, writing and displaying that history especially in our digital age will be the focus of three community workshops to be offered this summer by UCFs Public History Center. The classes, to be held at the center in Sanford, at 301 W. Seventh St., include: urday, June 15, 9 to 11 a.m. urday, July 20, 10 a.m. to noon. Scrapbooking Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. To kick off the series, Barbara A. Gan non, an assistant professor of history at UCF, will talk about how to conduct oralhistory interviews and provide an oppor tunity for sample interviewing. RSVPs are requested at publichistorycenter@ucf. edu Registration is still open for Oviedo basketball and volleyball summer camps. If you have any questions regarding the camps, please contact the front desk at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Center at 407-971-5565. There is still time left to register for the Winter Springs WSBL Summer camp. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-14. The cost is $165 per week and there is a $10 price break for siblings. The camp will cover shooting, dribbling, condition ing, defensive techniques, team play and much more. Camp week No. 1: June 10-14 at Willow Creek Church; Camp week No. 2: June 17-21 at Willow Creek Church; Camp week No. 3: July 8-12 at Winter Springs High School; Camp week No. 4: July 15-19 at Winter Springs High School. Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For online registration and more in formation, please visit WSBL.com Orange County Parks Goldenrod Recreation Center has Junior Magic basketball slots open for ages 11/12, 13/14 and 15/16/17; age groups 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 are full. League play will be Sat urdays, June 15 thorugh Aug. 3. Cost is $45 per child and includes game jersey, certicate, regular season play and one ticket per player to an Orlando Magic game. Childs birth certicate is required at registration.Biz wizThe Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida has awarded the 2013 Small Business Person ( Andre Uribe of Power Grid Engineering LLC.CFE Arena?A longstanding relationship between the University of Central Florida and CFE Federal Credit Union is expanding. The credit union has acquired the naming rights to the UCF Arena, and the 10,000-seat facility will now be known as the CFE Arena. UCF President John C. Hitt announced the agreement at the univer sitys Board of Trustees meeting.Deans listersHarding University announced that Kathryn Yoches of Chuluota is on the deans list for the spring 2013 semes ter. Missouri Valley College announced that Taylor Beasley, former quarterback for Lake Howell High School, has been named to the deans list for spring 2013. Eric Nickeson-Mendheim of Oviedo has graduated from Whitman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Natalie Ann Bellantoni from Oviedo has earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychol ogy from Georgia State College and Uni versity.Donate food at Winn-DixieJewish Family Services of Greater Or lando (JFS) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Fern Park Winn-Dixie in hosting a scan program now through June 11. Contributions raised during the program will go directly to JFS Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry which positively impacts more than 20,000 Cen tral Florida residents each year. New nurse moves inKaren R. Charron, ARNP-BC, RNC-OB, a division of Womens Care Florida, with locations in Winter Park, Oviedo and Wa terford Lakes. Karen will serve patients in all three locations.

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Page 6 THIS WEEK in sports history June 13, 1905 second no-hitter of his career. Matthewson won 31 games and lost only nine, and ended the 1905 season with an earned run average of just 1.28, more than a run and a half lower than the league average. 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! Probate, Wills & Trusts, including Elder Law Issues P.A. Practice Areas: Family Law, including RemovalAFFORDABLE ADVOCACY WITH A PASSION FOR JUSTICE MENTION THIS AD & RECEIVE A FREE 1-HOUR CONSULTATION, A $100 VALUE!641 W. Fairbanks Avenue, Suite 110 Winter Park, Florida 32789407.622.5020www.LomasLawPA.com Christine Lomas, Esq. Gary Miller, Esq.e hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you ee wrien information about our qualications and experience. Observer Ad-LomasLaw.indd 1 5/14/13 4:14 PM 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 The University of Central Florida team raced past the competition and into the history books last month as they broke into the top 10 of the national rankings for the They arrived at this years nation als ranked seventh in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTF CCCA) standings. The team was able to make ings during the Conference USA place out of 12 teams with 167 total points. The knights had ranked in the top 10 for the indoor track rank ings last year, but breaking the top 10 in the outdoor rankings this year proved to be an even bigger challenge, head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert said. In outdoor rankings its a pretty big deal, because there are more events, Smith Gilbert said. Everyone stepping up to the plate to do what theyre supposed to do is what pushed us into the top 10. The milestone joins a long list of other achievements by the pro gram. Earlier this season, the team won its fourth straight outdoor conference championship, becomConference USA history to do so. Last year, then-sophomore senting Antigua in the 2012 Sum mer Olympics. Combined with the indoor sea son, UCF has not fallen out of the top 25 since April 26, 2011. UCFs Senior Associate Athlet ics Director for Student Services Jessica Reo credited coach Caryl Smith Gilbert in the teams recent achievement and in getting the program to where it is today. complishment in our programs history and I think weve been very fortunate to have Caryl Smith Gilbert as our coach, Reo pelled the program and put us in the position that we are. Were very proud of what theyve accomplished and do believe that she set the tone for the future hopefully for our womens track program. Smith Gilbert said that the teams success in the long jump event during the conference championship played a big part in moving the school into its current ranking, and was an answer back against comments labeling UCF as a school that only came up big in sprints. It just kind of shows which way the program is heading and the impact that were making in not just the sprints, Smith Gilbert said. We were pigeonholed into being a sprint school, but I think were broadening now and thats the direction that Ive been trying to take the program from the be ginning, but it takes time. UCF long jumper Jen Clayton spoke about the importance of each Knight on the team stepping up. It means a lot, because if you take away just one name, the team dynamic decreases by so much, Clayton said. Everybodys per formance counts. We all need to push each other and work on the track. The UCF Athletics Association plans to move the other sports programs to new heights of excellence as well, Reo said. We have really worked with all of our programs at UCF to set the bar high, Reo said. Our coaches and our student athletes have risen to the challenge. The lutely taken that step for us. I cant express how proud our athletics department is to work with them every day, see them succeed and to be a part of that ourselves. From our perspective, our womens track program is a great program, and it will continue to prosper and the kids will do well. I have no doubt about that. Looking forward, Smith Gil bert is working to improve the program as a whole by recruiting more young talent in the future. Winning and doing well helps recruiting, and the more you recruit, the better athletes you can get to come in, Smith Gilbert said. It wont be just a great team, it will be a great program. This week the team took off for nationals in Eugene, Ore. Smith Gilbert said that the girls are shooting for a top four spot, looking to earn the program some more hardware for the trophy case.MAKINGTRACKSUCF womens outdoor track and field team breaks top 10 for the first time, thanks to an OlympianTIM FREED The VoicePHOTO COURTESY OF UCF ATHLETICSUCFs womens outdoor track and eld team was known for sprinters, but has broadened its talents to raise its prole.

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Page 7 THIS WEEK in political history June 8, 1949 Hollywood figures, including stars Frederic March and Edward G. Robinson, are named in a FBI report as Communist Party members. The FBI report relied largely on accusations made by confidential informants, supplemented with some highly dubious analysis. Helen Keller was also on the list of radicals.I am hoping this weekend will be on the dry side. Our Farmers Market last weekend was a funny day. We had a good crowd and lots of goodies, but the weather was for the birds and our local white rooster. It started out beautiful, dry, sunny and with a slight breeze, and then around 11:30 a.m. we got rain and wind. The vendor booths turned into tents with color changing sides, and my friend the rooster took shelter under different cars in the parking lot. He was not happy, as there went some treats he was now not getting. Next month the Oviedos Farmers Market will be 2 years old. That does not seem possible. It is really growing as a weekend place to visit. Lions Pride Day is 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, at the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Blvd. There will be community service information, vision and diabetes screenings, Southeastern Guide Dogs puppies in training, childrens activities, entertainment, prizes and a collection of used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Admission to the event is free. Call 407-592-6670 if you need more information. Something we all should be aware of: the Snake Awareness program will be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. on June 10 at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Garden, 3755 N.W. U.S. High way 17-92 in Sanford. The Zoos Reptile Department will help people properly identify venom ous and nonvenomous snakes. Learn what not to do and what to do during an encounter; how to keep snakes out of your yard or how to attract them. The program is for all ages 12 or older, and the cost is $10 for zoo members and $15 for non-members. Please call 407-323-4450, ext. 123, for more information. I just want to make a comment, and I do not think Ill be alone in my thoughts, about Memorial Days tribute to the fallen soldiers service at the Lawton House. It was just wonderful and a treat for the citizens of Oviedo. I am so glad and honored that we will do this event again next year. A thought Ideals are like stars. We never reach them but, like mariners on the sea, we chart our course by them. Carl Schurz Oviedo, the past few weeks have proven to be busy ones! We held a Charity Golf Outing at Twin for Life, and what a success it was! The Golf Outing was the fourth annual outing for Oviedo. We had 114 players making up 29 teams. The pledges are still coming in, but we expect to top last years donation to this worthy cause. When all is tallied, the giant check will be presented a Council meeting, hopefully in early July. Community Health Fair at the Gym and Aquatic Facility on Oviedo Boulevard. More than 100 people stopped by to take advantage of the health information and free health screenings that were available. The Big Red Bus from the Blood Bank was there as well, and received donations of 50 pints of blood. Thanks to all who attended and we hope to see you next year. The Lawton House, from May 18 to May 27, was the site of the Fallen Floridians Memorial Cross Tribute for those who served and paid the ultimate price in Iraq and Afghanistan. There were 375 crosses, each with the name and picture of the fallen soldier, to honor their service. The tribute was sponsored by the First Methodist Church in partnership and support with Oviedo resident Life Scout Conner MacFarlane of Troop 617. Life Scout MacFarlane secured all the wreaths displayed on the grounds of the Lawton House. I hope you got to go by and see it; it was a truly moving sight. Finally, Central Floridas BBQ Blowout took place last Friday and Saturday at the Oviedo Mall. The event was produced by the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and HOPE Helps Inc. By all appear ances, it was a huge success and we look forward to an even big ger success in the coming years as the city promotes this as one of its Signature Events. On Feb. 23, 1998 at 12:10 a.m., a F3 tornado devastated northern Seminole County, leaving 12 people dead. This was one of the worst tornado outbreaks in Florida history. It caused damage, injuries and death in Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties. The May 20 tornado in Oklahoma reminds us again of natures fury. Seminole County launched system shortly after the Ground Hog Day Tornado devastated our neighbors in Lake and Volusia counties. The Alert Seminole system is basically like carrying a tornado-warning device on your hip. The system will alert you of severe weather and tornadoes directly to your cellular phone, PDA, email, or any electronic device able to receive text or SMS messages. The system is com pletely free. Everybody is encour aged to sign up for the system at alertseminole.org. This system will also be used after a storm to notify you of shelter openings, points of distribution, disaster assistance, and major road closures. If you live in Florida, one of the wisest and least expensive things you can do to protect your family is to purchase a weather radio. These radios are avail able at most grocery, hardware, or electronic stores. The prices vary from $20 to $80, depending on the model and features. The devices are just one of multiple systems that are provided to pro tect you during a severe storm. Oklahoma Emergency similar systems in place. These systems were activated on May 20 in accordance with their plans. Many lives were saved due to and weather radios systems now available to the public.Alan S. Harris is the Seminole County Emergency ManagerTurn your cell into a tornado alarmALAN S. 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Page 2 Central Florida SeniorJUNE 2013PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Jonathan Gallagher 407.563.7054JGallagher@TurnstileMediaGroup.comPublished by Turnstile Media Group 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 P: 407.563.7000 F: 407.563.7099 rfntb rf ntand soreness nb naches THG-13902 Since Medicare Part D went into effect in 2006, prescription drugs have been an integral part So, the question of how seniors can save additional money on medications often comes up, as does the question of how the entire Medicare Part D program can be more cost-effective and save taxpayers money without Q: Will closing the Part D doughnut hole really save A: Many seniors may not be aware that the infamous doughnut hole, or gap in coverage, is closing thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Before the health care reached the initial limit on total drug expenses ($2,970 in 2013), they had no prescription drug coverage until they spent an added $3,700 out of their own pockets. But in 2013, people in the doughnut hole are receiv ing discounts of 52.5 percent on name-brand drugs and 21 percent on generics. These discounts will about 4 million Medicare bentantly, the discounts will continue every year until 2020, when the doughnut hole will be completely eliminated. Q: A: The best opportunity for care is looking for better deals on what Medicare pays for prescription drugs. Plans that offer coverage under Medicare Part D are run by private insurers, and Medicare is prohibited from negotiating directly for discounts. An independent 2011 study by the De partment of Health and Human Services Inspector General found that drug manufacturers provide an average 19 percent discount to Medicare Part D plans, while state Medicaid programs receive a discount of 45 percent for the same drugs. This is a substantial savings that could be passed on allowed to negotiate prices like Medicaid does. Q: In what ways can Medicare get a better bargain on prescrip A: Substantial savings could come from obtaining discounts on drugs used by low-income Medicare Part D was enacted in 2003, drug manufacturers were required to provide discounts to tion that has been introduced both in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Presidents budget pro posal, all call for these discounts to be restored. Estimates show that these discounts could save the Medicare program anywhere from $120 to $140 billion over the next 10 years. The savings from these dis counts could be used to improve other aspects of Medicare, or to Q: Would higher discounts in Part D affect the pharmaceutical industrys research and developA: Research and development actually thrived at the same time many of these deeper discounts were in place in the 1990s and early 2000s. Q: Are there other ways for Medicare to save money on preA: Other options for lowering the cost of the Part D program include allowing Medicare to negotiate directly with pharma ceutical manufacturers (like the Department of Veterans Affairs does), and letting Medicare oper ate its own Part D plan alongside private insurers. These alternatives are more complicated than the discounts above, but are worth considering in the future. Q: Why do we need to search A: In todays economy, lead ers in Washington have tough choices to make about health care spending. It is true that Part D costs less than initially forecast, but that is because enrollment is about 25 percent lower than originally projected, and because increased use of generics has slowed drug spending overall. These developments should not prevent us from looking for bet ter value for taxpayer dollars.Ron Pollack is executive director of Families USAThe 2013 legislative session was a disappointment for Floridians age 50 and older regarding health-care expansion and reform of the assisted-living industry. But lawmakers made positive steps by correcting mistakes in election law and banning texting while driving. Some of the Legislatures shortfalls on issues important to Floridians ages 50-plus included: coverage to more than 1 million uninsured Floridians of modest means. The House of Represen tatives failed to expand health coverage to more than 1 million uninsured Floridians, including as many as 260,000 Floridians age 50 to 64. Under federal law, Floridians could have gotten $51 billion worth of federal aid to expand health coverage under the Medicaid program. Instead, the House refused to accept federal funding for health-care expan sion. row, legislative leaders failed to deliver legislation to reform oversight of the assisted-living industry. However, the 2013 session did produce some gains for older Floridians. of the past mistakes in election law by expanding the number of early voting days and hours and limiting overly long ballot lan guage in constitutional amendments proposed by lawmakers. Johnson urged Gov. Rick Scott to sign into law a texting-whiledriving ban, saying it was a important to older voters. AARP and a broad coalition of groups have fought for the ban this year. Some 93 percent of Florida voters age 50 and older favored the ban. additional funding for 2,611 frail Floridians to receive services that can help them remain in their homes and communities rather than in institutional care. How ever, even with the additional funding, the number of seniors on waiting lists to receive homeand community-based services is nearly equal to the numbers of persons receiving those services. ful legislation that would have further restricted lawsuits by nursing home residents against nursing homes where frail residents suffer abuse or neglect. Jeff Johnson is AARP Floridas state director.2013 Legislature disappointing for older FloridiansCan Medicare save money for beneficiaries and taxpayers alike? RON POLLACK Guest Writer JEFF JOHNSON Guest Writer The House of Representatives failed to expand health coverage to more than 1 million uninsured Floridians, including as many as 260,000 Floridians age 50 to 64.

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The Moore volunteer group brought along their 24-foot mo bile kitchen and served hot meals at the center of the tornados path, feeding those still searching their homes for some semblance of their lives before all the destruc tion. Before their homes became a wasteland of splintered wood and broken glass. Before the green trees that lined their neighbor hoods had each leaf sucked off, leaving bare, grey stumps. For miles and miles and miles theres nothing but twigs and broken things, Kerr said. The thing that sticks with me is the vastness of the storm and the gross destruction its almost like your head and mind cant put that together It doesnt make sense to you. Despite all that, she said, the people are hopeful, and Northlands team helped them look for pieces of home, of life in the rubble. Many people were looking for electronics and camera cards full of priceless photos, along with sentimental items like wedding rings and service medals. One homeowner desperately searched for two handkerchiefs left to her by her grandmother, irreplaceable family mementos. During two different searches, the team found the hankies, and the woman cried bittersweet tears. She would come in and out of despair, Kerr said. Thats typical, they would be strong and then something would hit them and they would break down. The only thing to do in that situation is to comfort the people, said Judy Head, a full-time staff volunteer at Northland who also took the trip to Moore. We hug them, we listen to them, she said. And on that Saturday after the tornado hit, many were doing the same. Kerr said tens of thou sands of people were out help ing clear debris and looking for valuables. At Journey there was a board pinned with family photos found by the community, waiting to be claimed. Head remem bers a woman coming in with a familys photographic memories. 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MST was all over the news recently when some of those responsible for preventing sexual assault at military bases were arrested for sexual assault. The Defense Secretary was appalled, as he should be, and ordered all 25,000 people in assault preven1. Heads are rolling. If you were a victim of sexual assault while you served in the military and never reported it, I hope you do now. If you didnt get help, take advantage of the assistance and treatment thats available. You can recover. From the Department of Vet erans Affairs website section on sexual assault, here are some of the emotional responses to sexual assault: feelings of numbness; trouble with attention, concentra tion and memory; relationship problems; trouble sleeping; and problems with alcohol and drugs. Untreated, it can lead to diagnoses of PTSD, anxiety disorders, A young guy working in a restaurant recently made my day. He leaned over and whispered that if I asked for the senior dinner, I would save nearly $2, and the senior dinner came with Sometimes the hardest part of getting a senior discount is senior. Do they mean 50, when that give a senior discount, check these locations online: Sciddy.com The site is called Seniors Pay Less, and it organizes the information by category. Put in your ZIP code and the distance youre willing to travel. I learned, for example, that theres actually a pizza shop in my area that gives an over-55 discount. SeniorDiscounts.com Full access costs $12.95 a year, but may be worth it if youll use your senior discounts. As a sample of the free access, go to the site, click on restaurants in the drop down menu and put in your ZIP code. Your best bet is to call busi nesses and ask in advance (even Senior Discounts has some out dated information). 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Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights ReservedHow Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 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 Please see MILITARY on page 10

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That is, until a future Congress tweaks the rules again.Rules for spousesNormally, surviving spouses are entitled to an unlimited ex emption if they inherit property from their partner. There is no estate tax due on property left to a surviving spouse. An exception applies, however, if the surviving spouse is not a U.S. citizen. The IRS wants and if a widow or widower is not a US citizen, they may expect their estate tax money now and impose a much less favorable exemption. Unless the country of citizenship of a surviving spouse has entered into a tax treaty with the United States stating other wise, this means that exemptions for non-citizen surviving spouses can be as low as $60,000. If one or more spouses is a non-citizen, it is important to enlist an experienced expert with ence to get a handle on this before it happens.Estate taxes and same-sex partnersThe unlimited spousal exemp tion to the estate tax doesnt apply to same-sex spouses, because the Defense of Marriage Act legally prohibits the IRS from applying the same rules to these couples that apply to heterosexu al married partners.Special situationsThe fact that some couples spousal exemption or the full $5.12 million exemption amount that applies to citizens means that some individuals and couples will have to take extra measures to mitigate estate tax pain.Some common examples of estate tax countermeasures: TRUSTS A recent change to the tax rule allows a surviving spouse to use any portion of the $5.12 million exemption her spouse didnt use effectively combining their ex emptions to up to $10.24 million, under portability rules. But this only applies to legally mar ried heterosexual couples, under current law. For other couples, or where the estate is expected to tion), some couples may consider forming a bypass or A-B trust. Consult an attorney for informasince only a licensed attorney can draw up trusts.LIFE INSURANCEIf you expect your heirs to pay estate tax, you may want to consider that in your life insurance planning. To do this, estimate the tax your heirs will have to pay on inherited assets. Unless your estate is cash-rich, you may need life insurance to provide the cash infusion your heirs need to avoid having to sell assets under pressure. You may need a permanent life insurance policy which is designed to pay out no matter how long you live rather than a term policy for this purpose. Term policies are designed to be very affordable for a limited number of years, but not designed to economically that happens at or near your life expectancy, or beyond.CONVERT TRADITIONAL IRAS TO ROTHSIRAs and other retirement accounts are part of your taxable estate. But you may be able to lower an eventual estate tax li ability by converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA now. This generates an immediate income tax liability. But you or your heirs would have to pay income taxes on this money sooner or later anyway, when you take distribu tions. But you reduce the size of the estate by paying income taxes now and therefore potentially reduce the dollar amount of the eventual estate tax. More and more employees are offering a Roth designated account option within 401(k)s as well or if you have left the company or if your plan allows in-service withdrawals, you can roll your 401(k) into a traditional IRA and convert it to a Roth from there. Traditionally, life insurance professionals have a key role in assisting clients and their families execute their estate tax mitigation strategies. They do this in concert with attor neys, tax professionals planners. Each professional has a role to play.Bob Adams is president of A SafeHarbor, a rm specializing in assisting families in having a calm re tirement when faced with stormy nancial waters. Visit aSafeHarbor.com or call 407-644-6646 for more information.RETIREMENT | Life insurance could keep your heirs from having to sell your house CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 depression, and drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, even if youre not eligible for VA care, you can receive treatment for military sexual assault. Every VA facility has a coordinator to help direct you to the right services and programs. Whether youre a veteran or on active duty, if you were a victim of military sexual assault, get treatment. You can be whole again. Your care and treatment, especially now, are most likely to be top-notch. And for those who doubt the pervasiveness of sexual assault in the military, rent the documen tary The Invisible War from Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc.MILITARY | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8

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Page 11 June 6 to 16 Valencias Fat Pig!What better place than a college theater to balance social commentary with dark humor and what better director to oversee this funny and touching comedy than the always invenair between an average guy and a plus-sized librarian and that love is complicated by a world in which judgments based on ones size are the norm. Neil LaButes caustic comedy Fat Pig! is presented at Valencia College East. Call 407-582-2900. June 6 1st Thursday at Orlando Museum of Art Collaboration in art will be celebrated on June 6 at the Orlando Museum of Art as we follow artists working from conceptualization through varied artists working in partnership, and the challenges and strengths that can be achieved in the pro cess. Orlandos original art party will attempt the worlds largest Exquisite Corpse drawing and you can help! At the Orlando Museum of Art, call 407-896-4231, ext. 260, or visit omart.orgJune 6 Swan Lake broadcast live at a movie theater near you Bringing Tchaikovskys ballet masterpiece to U.S. movie theaters from Russias renowned ballet company, Swan Lake Mariinsky Live will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m., performed at the historic Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, a theatre that has provided the world with great dancers since 1740. kind to use the Academy Awardwinning technology created by the Cameron Pace Group for available at participating theaters. June 7 to July 7 Dreamgirls at Mad CowThe highly anticipated, Tony Award-winning musical that captures the spirit of hope in 1960s girl group (think the Supremes) gets their big break in the music business, their struggle for stardom is a time-lapse spectacle about the price of show-biz success. Sizzling with disco and R&B soul, Dreamgirls will run from June 7 to July 7. Call 407-297-8788 or visit madcowtheatre.comJune 8 Adults only at the Science Center! Having served hundreds of thousands of school kids, the Or lando Science Center is reserved for adults at Science Night Live on June 8 from 8 to 11 p.m. with St. Dorothy Catholic CommunityLove Without Judgment where ALL are welcome301 New England Avenue Mass: Sundays@11:00AM www.stdorothycatholiccommunity.org SAINT DOROTHY CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IS A PROGRESSIVE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY (Respectfully not associated with the Diocese of Orlando) WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME! We have continued the reformed true Catholic Tradition in the Spirit of Vatican Council II! Are you divorced, gay, a recovering Catholic, feeling disenfranchised by your present worshiping community of whatever denomination, looking for a small worshipping community where you are known and not lost in the crowd? Then you have found what you are looking for in St. Dorothy Catholic Community! Probate, Wills & Trusts, including Elder Law Issues P.A. Practice Areas: Family Law, including RemovalAFFORDABLE ADVOCACY WITH A PASSION FOR JUSTICE MENTION THIS AD & RECEIVE A FREE 1-HOUR CONSULTATION, A $100 VALUE!641 W. Fairbanks Avenue, Suite 110 Winter Park, Florida 32789407.622.5020www.LomasLawPA.com Christine Lomas, Esq. Gary Miller, Esq.e hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you ee wrien information about our qualications and experience. Observer Ad-LomasLaw.indd 1 5/14/13 4:14 PM Josh Garrick Culture worthy of your calendar Please see CULTURE on page 12 JUNE 13WINTER PARKS SIP AND STROLLWinter Parks Chamber of Commerce and the Park Avenue Merchants Association invite us to experience the charm of Park Avenue on a summers eve as we stroll through shops, boutiques, and restaurants in this uniquelyWinter Park wine walk. Enjoy wine and hors doeuvres at participating merchants from the Ancient Olive and Bay Hill Jewelers to the Doggie Door and Kilwins Chocolates. Tickets will be emailed for registrations submitted through PayPal with check-in at the corner of Park and Morse avenues on June 13 at 5 p.m. (Attendees receive their passport and wine glass at check-in and must be 21 or older.) Visit winterpark.org/content/winter-park-sip PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK

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Page 12 grown-up inspired programming and hands-on challenges. Guests will enjoy the science of harmony and music with UCFs Dr. Scott band U2; view stars through the giant telescope in the Observa tory; conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dares Laboratory; while enjoying food, beer and wine. of exhibits. Call 407-514-2000 or visit osc.orgJune 11 to August 23 Summer movies at the Garden Theatre Decades before its renovation as the anchor of downtown Winter Gardens rebirth, the Garden Theatre was a movie house. The Theatre will return to its roots with two summer movie series, from June to August, screening vintage and/or cult movies on Thursday and Friday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. The second series, called the Milk Money Movies, is for children and will be shown Tuesdays at 10 a.m. with tickets at $1. Tickets will be distributed on a hours prior to show times at the visit gardentheatre.orgJune 13 and 14 Mood Swings with Kevin KellyThe world of cabaret often includes a laugh, a cry, and a drink all in the same evening, and no one does it better than that charming boy-next-door, Kevin Kelly. We can spend an evening with Kevin at the Winter Park Playhouse as he croons a little Gershwin, a little Manilow (and others) with the incomparable Christopher Leavy on the keys. Show times are June 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org or call 407-645-0145 for more information. AND LOOKING AHEAD June 14 Lauren Rowe with Sir Terrance Hummel This years fun-raiser for the Downtown Arts District features artist and columnist Terry Hummel for its fourth annual In the Artists Studio. The event, to be held at the MEZZ on June 14, offers a unique experience to learn about the artist and his career. Guests will experience a discussion by WKMGs Lauren Rowe, an art exhibit, silent auction, en tertainment, food and beverages. Hummel, born in Florida, earned a Master of Arts degree at Rollins, and also attended college in Bo livia, Chile, Israel and Spain. He writes a weekly column for the Orlando Sentinel, is a counselor at Howard Academy, and his volunteer efforts with families in crisis and services to the Crown have earned him two knighthoods. Tickets are $35 with pro Arts District. Call 407-648-7060 or visit artiststudio.eventbrite.com for more information. June 15 World Ballet Competition All Stars of Dance The World Ballet Competition, held each June in Orlando, brings together an impressive array of international talent, all of which comes together for a not-to-bemissed dance gala called All Stars of Dance. Held at the Bob Carr PAC, the audience is treated to brilliant often breath-taking performances from visiting dance stars who share the spotlight with medal-winners from the weeklong competition. The All Stars of Dance is a one-night only performance. Call 407-849-4669 or visit worldballetcompetition. com for tickets.Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. If youre a Baby Boomer between the ages of 60 and 64, you do not want to miss this event packed with valuable info, expert speakers and rae prizes. Space is limited, so please reserve your place by calling 1.866.999.3741. Babyexpo June9am 12pm SATURDAY 715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 ONE SENIOR PLACE $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 Which line gives you the best chance for su ccess? Illustration period: 1 -1-2000 through 1-1-2012. Each example shown assumes $100,000 initial premium with no withdrawals. Market value based on the S&P 500 Index. Historical performance o f the S&P 500 Index should not be considered a representation of current or future performance of the Index or of any annuity. Hypothetical index annuity product illustration assumes crediting method of a 6% annual point-to-point cap and annual reset. Hypothetical Income Rider Value assumes a 7% annual rate of return for income purposes. Illustration values represent gross returns. Assumed annuity rates and actual historical prices of the S&P 500 Index were 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. ONE SHOTYou only have at retirement will fall60% of Americans short. Member of(407)-644-6646www.aSafeHarbor.comBob Adams President/CEOA SafeHarbor, LLC bob@asafeharbor.com 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. CULTURE | Best ballet dancers on Earth descend on Orlando CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Terry Hummel Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management. 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