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Interests .................................................. 3 Healthy Living............................................6 Calendar .................................................. 9 Athletics ................................................ 10 Celery Stalks ......................................... 11 Tom Carey ............................................. 11 Classifieds ............................................. 12 This lady firefighter may have passed you in your last 5K, wearing full gear. Interests > 3 Healthy Living > 6 This roving health bus brings inexpensive preventative care to local women. Tom Carey gives his take on genetically mod ified crops and why we should avoid them. Voices > 11 Gerry Lane, a U.N. employee, travels around the globe in search of a solution to a zombie outbreak. Opening this week: WORLD WAR Z Calendar > 9 Amateur radio enthusiasts will test their skills at saving the world at the Amateur Radio Relay Leagues annual Field Day, a marathon 24-hour broadcasting competition. When brainstorming a birthday party theme for two new-in-town toddlers, PJ and Jahi, both turning 2 this summer, planners could come it be big. 2-ton birthday boys, but them and a couple thousand of their closest friends. The pairs party will take over the Central Florida Zoo on June 29 with a festiv only for two of the less than 3,000 liv ing greater one-horned rhinoceros es in the world. In the summer of 2011, newborn pictures of both of Central Floridas most popular now-toddlers plas Florida voters can expect short er lines during future elections in Florida, thanks to a new bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott last month. The new bill will go into effect in November, and gives Florida ting additional days, hours and locations for early voting, trim ming down the crowds on Elec tion Day. We have to remember that a lot of people being interested in an election and voting is a good thing, said Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel. Whats not good is not be ing able to accommodate them, and so thats what I think this will allow us to do is have that Counties are now able to add up to six more days beyond the required eight days of early vot ing, and the minimum amount of time an early voting station is open has been moved from six hours to eight hours. The bill means more locations for early voting too. Florida resi dents can now vote early at com munity buildings, civic centers and stadiums, Ertel said. Orange County Elections Su pervisor Bill Cowles said the im portance of early voting comes from getting people in and out of We have to meet the needs of the voters, Cowles said. They want convenience in their vot ing; they want options in their voting, so thats why I think were seeing the emphasis on these laws for early voting. The current bill undid many of the changes that were made in 2011, which cut back on early voting by decreasing the number of voting days from 14 to eight and outlawing early voting on Sunday. Both were seen widely as politically motivated. Floridas early voting during elections has been expanded, de creased and expanded again and again over the past several years. In 2008, Florida was given 14 days of early voting. In 2012, that number dropped to 10 days, and the 2016 elections are expected to have 14 days once again. Cowles suggested that poli As Oviedo on the Park slowly moves forward, the city hopes to keep it on dry land. The Oviedo City Council vot ed to allocate funds on Monday to remove more than 11,000 cubic yards of muck from Center Lake, an effort to create stable ground for retaining walls holding up Central Park the future center piece of Oviedo on the Park. The muck along the southern perimeter of the lake was dis covered during construction by Southern Design Consultants (SDC) two years after the initial site investigation. Though the muck was unexpected, the city is trying to keep the park high and dry. We know we sometimes have unforeseen things like muck during construction, said Mayor Dominic Persampiere during the City Council meet ing. I just want to ensure when were complete that, rather than worrying about time being of the Six gures to pull Oviedo project out of pond muck Ofcials cheer, jeer voting law changes TIM FREED The Voice TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Oviedo on the Park will dredge to add more dry land before its centerpiece lake can be safely walled off. Please see OVIEDO on page 2 Please see VOTING on page 2 A rhinos birthday welcome ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice Please see RHINO on page 2 The Central Florida Zoo in Sanford will host Birthday with the BIG Boys on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is included in general admission costs to the Zoo. For more information, visit centraloridazoo.org
Page 2 essence, that this is being done correctly. Whatever has to be done, do it the right way. Its the centerpiece of the park. The 30-day muck removal project, at an estimated cost of $304,000 by SDC, will include the removal of the muck, suitable soil replacement and spreading the muck on the site as topsoil. Oviedo City Manager Bryan Cobb stressed the importance of making sure that the muck re moval is done correctly. This muck is at the retaining walls of the park, so weve got to get the walls constructed properly on good ground so that they will basically hold the park in place, Cobb said. You dont want the park falling into the lake. Its very important in that you cant have the walls sinking, you cant have the wall cracking, so weve got to create the stability for the retaining walls. Cobb said that the process of removing the muck isnt as simple as putting a shovel in the ground, and must be treated with care. Youre digging up muck, but then you also have to deal with the water, Cobb said. When youre at the beach and you dig a big scoop of sand, what happens? Water rushes right in, so youve got to be able to hold the water back while youre digging. You think Oh, were just go ing to take out some muck. Its not that easy. Youre dealing with a water body here. Its crucial to get the job done right, Oviedos Public Works Di rector Bobby Wyatt said. If the walls are not construct ed properly initially, there could be maintenance issues in the fu ture that may require repairs, Wyatt said. As such, to avoid future expenditures, it is key to construct it correctly from the be ginning. Preserving the integrity of the lake is just as important, and that the water body is permitted through the St. Johns River Water Management District, Wyatt said. ished park will feature an amphi theater, a small dog park and a veterans memorial. SDC is expected to remove the muck within the next few weeks, the Park is estimated to be com pleted in two years, Mayor Pers ampiere said. tics usually plays a part in these changes. Many times politics will get involved in determining the de cisions that are made concerning the legislation, so I think in the case of 2011, there was an attempt to make some things happen for the 2012 election, and I think they saw that they were not wise de cisions and then they reversed themselves, Cowles said. Florida House Rep. Karen Cas tor Dentel said she agreed that the probably be tied to politics. I do think that its a politi cal strategy for some to limit the number of people who vote, Castor Dentel said. If youre go ing to limit Sunday early voting, which is a traditional day of vot ing for African Americans, who traditionally vote Democrat, that sounds like a political strategy to me. Hopefully well rise above that. One of the more controversial items on the bill is one that raises the amount of money a voter can contribute to a candidate from $500 to $1,000. It ends up making people who cant give that money have less of a voice, Castor Dentel said. Not that the limits themselves are ob scene, but it minimizes people who dont have access to that kind of money to participate. Castor Dentel said a certain Su preme Court ruling made way for in politics. The Citizens United ruling that recognized corporations as people kind of opened the doors to corporations having an undue Dentel said. I disagree with that court ruling. We should represent the people, not necessarily cor porations. Were representing the people who vote for us, the peo ple in our districts. Money is a problem in these races. Though the new bill has its set backs, it generally addresses the issues that needed to be changed from 2011, Ertel said. Its not a perfect bill, but over all, I think were moving in the right direction, Ertel said. tered newspaper pages. Each with wrinkly knees and pink-tinged skin, PJ and Jahi were born on op posite Florida coasts one month this week when PJ moved to the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford from the White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee to shack up with Jahi, who arrived in March. The June 29 party will feature cake, face painting, crafts and ani mal encounters for humans, and a house warming and belated birth day celebration for 5,000-pound PJ whos horn will have to double as a party hat. Since before PJ moved in, Jahi has been known to cause stam pedes of his own. From all corners of the Zoo kids clamor to come within feet of him, one of the worlds second largest land mam mals. Hes so big! and He wig gled his ears! shout small voic es from the opposite side of the fence. Come here rhino! call excited kindergartners from Mrs. Hermanns Clarcona Elementary class. Jahi (pronounced Ja-hai) comes to the Zoo from Tampas Lowry Park Zoo where he was born and lived with his parents until his recent transfer up Interstate 4 to Sanford. Jahi and PJ will spend the growing together as they would in the wild, playing, sparring and eating together, and by the time they reach maturity; the pair will have doubled in weight to ap proximately 2 tons. As Jahi and PJ near maturity, the search will begin for suitable females to join them, and if all goes well, the zoo will welcome a baby rhino and the program will be a success. addition since the Zoos elephant exhibit closed. His enclosure is in the same space the elephants used suit his needs. After elephants, rhinos are the largest land mammal, but are ex tremely endangered in the wild, living in only 10 places in Asia. Poachers in Asia kill the rhinos every day to meet the demand for their horns. With natures odds against them, every birthday is worth a big celebration. THIS WEEK in history June 25, 1950 Armed forces from communist North Korea smash into South Korea, setting off the Korean War. The United States sprang to the defense of South Korea and fought a bloody war for the next three years. More than 55,000 American troops were killed in the conflict. 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 Sandi@ChristianHelp.org SundewGardens@gmail.com KarenMPhillips@bellsouth.net Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Legal@FLALegals.com LBaez@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. The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio Gallery: 10am-5pm | Mon-Sat Childrens Classes ages 5+ 6 weeks in Painting & Drawing, Mixed Media or Clay: Hand building or Throwing. Adult & Teen Classes 8 weeks in Painting & Drawing, Jewelry Making, Mosaics, Clay: Hand building & Throwing, or one day workshops in Glass B lowing. (407) 366 7882 Facebook.com/ ArtisticHandGalleryandStudio OVIEDO | Digging out new downtown RHINO | Giant animals get a suitably massive birthday party VOTING | Cowles: past early voting laws politically motivated C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Whatever has to be done, do it the right way. Its the centerpiece of the park. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Persampiere PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICE
Page 3 THIS WEEK in human history June 23, 1992 Mafia boss John Gotti, nicknamed the Teflon Don, is sentenced to life in prison. Moments after sentencing, hundreds of Gottis supporters stormed the federal courthouse in Brooklyn and overturned and smashed cars before being forced back by police reinforcements. I believe healthcare isnt just about treatment. Its about caring.Everything I do starts with you.Rakesh Parekh, MD South Seminole HospitalAs part of Orlando Health, South Seminole Hospital is dedicated to putting the residents of Seminole County rst. By connecting patients to everyday services and emergency care through inpatient and outpatient oerings, same-day surgery and even critical helicopter transport, we provide expert care right at home, right when its needed. Because we believe quality healthcare should be at everyones ngertips. Its just one way Orlando Health is bringing our commitment to putting patients rst to your neighborhood. South Seminole Hospital is the only hospital in Seminole County to have received an A Hospital Safety Scor e by e Leapfrog Group.*Source: e Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score Program, Spring 2013 13ORS025_SEMINOLE_VOICE_HP4C_JUNE21-PRESS.pdf 1 6/17/13 4:53 PM The woman buried in all yellow must have been burning up under her 40 pounds of helmet, oxygen Zombo Doolittle had already run 14.9 of the 15K as she pressed on down the blocked-off road. She only had a little farther to go in the Operation Giveback Run. Walk.Roll 15K on the University of Central Floridas campus, car rying the weight of wounded vet erans on her shoulders. Every runner receives ap Zombo Doolittle gets a bit more than usual. in her work clothes. She does that, she said, to in spire to support local and national charities. Serving the Winter Springs area through Station 26, Zombo to helping others. The 29-year-old in full gear since early February, and is always sponsored by chari ties like Operation Giveback and She says its often the other runners reactions that keep her motivated, a feeling thats mu tual once runners see her coming down the track. Running in this gear moti vates so many people, she said. So many people say they cant do it or they just dont have the oomph to drive on, but they see me and theyre like I got this, I can do this. If she can do it, I can do it. Zombo Doolittle has run sev eral Central Florida races in full gear, including the EA Sports Riv erside Dash 15K in Sanford and the Swamp House Half Marathon in DeBary. But back in July 2006, she started another kind of race that proved to be the longest and most grueling of her life: skin cancer. news. After having a mole on her thigh examined, she was told that she has stage-three melanoma, and was plunged into the life of a cancer patient. Doctors had to work fast to try and prevent the cancer from spreading through her body. She spent eight weeks on leave away from work, receiving surgery in early August to remove the tu mors from her body and coming back for interferon treatments three times a week to boost her immune system. Zombo Doolittle says it was her 3-year-old son Kelo who kept The reproof runner Lady firefighter beat cancer, then took on a new challenge: running races in full gear for charity TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Jazlyn Zombo Doolittle has run a 15K in full gear, so shes making it harder on herself, training for a marathon in October to raise support for charities. Please see FIREFIGHTER on page 5
Page 4 JOIN OUR E-MAIL LIST FOR SPECIALS email BackstreetPizza@gmail.com to join We Deliver All Day, EVERY DAY! Free garlic knots with any order of 20.00 or more $3.00 o $25.00 or more(not to be combined with any other oers or specials) www.BackstreetPizza.net1949 CR 419 Oviedo, FL 32765(Across from Lawton Chiles Middle School)(407) 365-4922 THANKS TO ALL OUR FANS! OVATIONS WINNER OF ONE OF OVIEDOS BEST PIZZA RESTAURANTS! 18 1 topping pizzawith Garlic Knot Sliders $19.99 A little girl waited in line prepared to talk to the author shed met not too long ago. He was the one who inspired her to write her own sto ry. While the other students in line had his book opened and ready for his signature, she just had a piece of notebook paper, scribbled with the words from her own imagina tion the night before, which she shyly presented it to him. Thats the best thing that couldve happened, said author Patrick Matthews, who cant help but get a little emotional each time he tells the story. The Winter Springs dad never thought that talking to the chil dren who read his book would be his favorite part of the book-mak ing process. Hed always thought itd be the writing. But he said the kids he speaks to about how to be come a writer and what it was like writing his book Dragon Run surprise him with their honesty and thoughtful questions every time. Matthews, who left a software engineering career to be a boardand cardgame designer and childrens book writer, recently had Dragon Run published by Scholastic. In the story, which is for kids in grades fourth through sixth, drag ons run the world. And at the age of 12, every child is given a test by the rulers, and is ranked from one to seven depending on how well they do. That rank determines their place in society for the rest of their lives. The hero, Al, imagines hell be near the rank of his parents, who are fours, but does terribly that day and ends up a zero. The rest of the tale follows Al as he dodges assassins, proving that maybe the ranks dont matter so much. Matthews said he doesnt like to tell readers what to think, or give them a moral or lesson at the end of the story. Instead, he strives to make them ponder the whys of the book. I really like to put into my writing ideas, things for people to think about, Matthews said. When people read a book, it be comes a part of their life, part of their thinking. The students get it. When he speaks to them about the book, he asks questions about how theyd like to be ranked and how they would treat others. Some kids would choose to be ranked, to Engineer nds fame writing for kids Winter Springs resident Patrick Matthews recently wrote Dragon Run for elementaryand middleschool-aged children, published by Scholastic BRITTNI JOHNSON The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Patrick Matthews left a software engineering career to design board and card games, but hes seen his biggest popularity as a childrens book author. Please see DRAGON on page 5 JUNE 21 The Spotlight Theatre in Geneva presents The Little Mermaid with a premiere at 7:30 p.m. on June 21. Visit spotlightc.org or call 407-5424526 for more information. Sign up for Stringmania musical summer camp! Sign up is due by June 21. Stringmania runs Monday through Friday for two weeks from July 15 to 26. A nale showcase concert location and time will be an nounced. The Stringmania full-day option runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The half-day option is from 9 a.m. to noon daily. (Students attend ing the full day will need to bring their own lunch). Visit fsyo.org for more information. JUNE 24 Commuter rail is coming to Semi nole County in Spring 2014! Join us for a presentation on SunRail: a brief history, an update of construction progress, and information about the trains and stations. Learn how to ride SunRail and the benets of being a SunRail rider on Monday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Northwest Branch Library meeting room, 580 Greenway Blvd., Lake Mary. For more informa tion, call 407-665-1640. JUNE 28 On the fourth Friday of each month, multiple venues in Sanfords down town historic district host the San ford Art Walk showcasing local tal ent along with opportunities to meet visiting artists. The event is free and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. JUNE 29 Pulte Homes will host a grand opening Saturday, June 29, at Leg acy Park, an intimate community in the heart of Seminole County in Cas selberry where the homebuilder will present three new two-story singlefamily home designs priced from the $200,000 range. Its at 1536 Burning Sage Lane in Casselberry. Call 866 307-8040 for more information. ONGOING For a limited time this summer, Or lando Science Center will remain open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Sat urday nights through Saturday, Aug. 17. Guests will have more time to explore four levels of exhibits, watch a Hollywood feature-length lm in the Digital Adventure Theater: A Na tional Geographic Experience, see stars and planets in the Crosby Ob servatory, and experience our newest traveling exhibits: Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog and Blue Man Group Making Waves. OSC is located at 777 E. Princeton St. Call 407-514-2000 for more information. At Eco Adventure Summer Camp youll have fun while learning about the natural world! Seminole County Greenways & Natural Lands is offer ing the ultimate camp experience for children interested in nature, science, the environment and preservation. Its all at Ed Yarborough Nature Cen ter, 3485 N. County Road 426 in Ge neva. Its from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, with extended times available. Camp is running now through Aug. 2. Visit seminolecounty.gov/parksrec/ naturallands for more information or call 407-349-0959. The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio offers childrens art classes all year long in clay (hand-building and wheel throwing), mixed media, and painting and drawing. We have two six-week summer sessions, the next one be ginning July 22. Call 407-366-7882 for more information.
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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 PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE get the future out of the way with just one test how appealing that answer is, Matthews said, is what makes the story interesting but some others are adamantly against it. Most dont want to be treated according to their rank. You shouldnt judge people by their looks, Connor Mat thews, the authors son, said he learned from the book. Hes able to add some larger adult themes in sort of a gentle way, said Julie Compton, a fel low author who knows Matthews from a writing group. [The story] has so many parallels to real life. And their hero Al is a charac ter any kid in the class can relate to. What he can do, they can do. Thats inspiring to students in their own lives, even if their prob lems arent slaying dragons, said Ruth Gryzich, media specialist at Keeth Elementary School in Win ter Springs where Matthews re cently presented. Hopefully, it will help that Yeah I can get past this, I can con quer it, she said. And what the story isnt lack ing is adventure. Thats not sur prising, considering adventure is one of Matthews passions in life. Hes climbed Mt. Washington and hopped freight trains for fun. Now, his adventures happen with his two sons. They love get ting on their bikes or in the car, pointing in a direction with a little mission, and going wherever the road takes them. He laughs when he says hes still a 12-year-old boy at heart, which is probably what makes him a good childrens book writer. When hes not living his ad ventures, he imagines them for the page. Dragon Run is no exception, and it keeps even the most resistant kids reading, or so hes heard teachers say. Connor said he cant wait to read the sequel. Its adventure, full of fantasy, dragons, some scary moments, it has humor, he said. I want to have that same feeling of adven ture. Matthews said he just might have to listen to his son. Call 407-971-5568 For More Information. Pre-purchase wrist bands at Riverside Park or Aquatic Center Thursday, July 4th | 4pm 10pm | Oviedo Mall | 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Participate in our HUMAN FLAG and get a FREE event t-shirt! DRAGON | Relatable Al teaches morals C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 times. I brought his picture with me to every test, every MRI, every blood draw and every interferon, she said. I brought his picture with me and said This is what I got to live for, because hes my baby. After a year of tests, scans and scan, and doctors told her that she was cancer free. line just one week after her 24th birthday. She still considers it the best birthday present ever. When youre going through, it feels like its never going to end, Zombo Doolittle said. Then you just start giving yourself these baby goals, these baby steps. Afterwards, there was a light to the end of the tunnel I did it, I beat this. In October 2012, she started running to get back in shape, with a personal goal of eventually run ning a half marathon. received inspiration to take it a step further in December when Lt. Kevin Sims showed her a photo of er doing the running portion of the Ironman Triathlon in full gear. I was like I can do that, she said. Lieutenant Sims was skeptical her endurance. She ran the Daytona Beach Half Marathon with no problem. Then the real training began. She spent several hours each week getting used to the feeling of running in gear by jogging around her neighborhood and on her sta tions treadmill while sporting the heavy pants, jacket and air tank. After a month of intense train ing, the experiment began as she put her endurance to the test on Feb. 2, running the Florida Hospi tal Lady Track Shack 5K. Despite the heat and the dis tance, Zombo Doolittle pulled through, and she was hungry for more races. If you give her something to do, shes either going to complete it or hospitalize herself trying to, Sims said. She doesnt know how to quit. Zombo Doolittle continues to inspire other runners with her sto ry of cancer survival and choosing to make a difference by running for charities in her gear. It goes to show that its not going to stop her. Whether its cancer or youre tired of running or whatever, just keep push ing and keep going, said Chris Goodreau, a participant at the Operation Giveback race who has followed Zombo Doolittle since her EA Sports Riverside Dash 15K. You dont stop. If theres a road block, you go around it. Shes stopped running races for now to focus on training for the Marine Corps Marathon on Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C., where shell run more than 26 miles in full gear. Lt. Sims said he admires his and other cancer survivors are still able to push their limits postdiagnosis. Theyve experienced some of the most dire circumstances that a person can experience. I think that once you are done, and you become a cancer survivor, you have a power that most people would never even understand, Sims said. When you get that close to death, and youve managed to beat it, what is running a race? FIREFIGHTER | Runner spurs on others in her firefighter suit C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 3
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June 21 June 27, 2013 Page 7 I am writing this column from New York City where my wife and I have been celebrating our 10th wedding anniver sary. Amidst the miles of museums and a delightful inter lude with The Lion King, we had a chance to visit the 9/11 Memorial. The last time I visited the site it was still rubble. Now it is an oasis of beauty, even though some of the buildings and entrances are still works in progress. The key feature of the Memorial is a pair fountains occupying the footprint of the original World Trade Cen ter towers. Etched in the edge of of the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 attacks. I was moved by the Memorial, having tracked the events of 9/11 fairly carefully as they unfolded. It is incredibly important to hon or and remember that moment in our countrys history, as well as the people who lost their lives that day. I was also impressed by the desire to transform a place of tragedy into a thing of beauty; a transformation humans have committed themselves to throughout history. What is it about human be ings that urge us to build on the rubble of lifes despairing moments? It is more than a desire with resiliency that wont admit defeat. This is far more than an Ill show you what Im made of. Though there may be a tinge of that in our response, there is something more: there is a genu ine hopefulness that desires to build monuments on the rubble of disaster. a survival skill to help us endure the next day; it is a way of think ing that opens the future before us even when the past has been tough. We are not content with Where does this hopefulness come from? In Genesis, chapter 1, the Bible tells us that we were created in One Senior Place ... 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Your heart pounds, blood pressure jumps, blood sugar rises, and you are ready for the hostile elements as adrenaline cruises through your veins. Your body also responds with stress to big positive events, like walking down the wedding aisle or doing Of course, most stress comes from more than the wildlife and heights. Finances, relationships, work and time crunches are com mon stress triggers. The stress of bears, gators or skydiving is down and harm your health. Stress can cause a range of prob lems, including memory loss, insomnia and back pain. Stress can exacerbate diabetes and heart disease and weaken your im mune system. Some studies show a link between stress and cancer. You can manage stress. The stress signs. Some people eat more; others eat less. A pound ing heart, racing pulse, spiked blood pressure, tight muscles, and diarrhea are common stress signs. Some people get very irri table when stressed; others cry at anything. Some laugh nervously while others subdue their stress with drugs or alcohol. Sometimes inability to concentrate. Your food choices can help you manage stress. Comfort foods high in carbohydrates, such as cereal, bread and pasta, can stimulate your brain to make more serotonin, which regulates mood and feelings of wellbeing. Oranges and leaf greens can help. The calcium in low fat milk or yogurt can also address stress. While a candy bar may seem like a quick antidote to stress, the simple sugars give you an initial boost and then an energy crash. Make yourself more resilient to stress. A good support net work, a sense of control and a positive outlook can build your ability to manage stress and bounce back from it. Healthy living, with good meals, exercise and enjoyable relationships can help build your stress resilience. Positive thinking can help you reframe your stress. Applying the positive things for every negative simism into a more positive out look. Setting realistic goals and stress into a healthier perspective. Recognizing stress and man aging it before it takes over is not only good for your health, but also gives you the clear mind you gator or bear. If you do encoun ter one of Floridas bears, even will kick in, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis sion recommends you do not run. If you encounter a bear at close range, remain standing upright, back up slowly and speak to the bear in a calm, assertive voice. Yep, you will need to manage stress at that point pretty well, and think very clearly. Maitland resident Nancy Rudner Lugo is a nurse practitioner and president of Health Action, offering workplace health consulting and nurse coaching. Visit www.healthaction.biz Beauty grows beyond a national tragedy Bears, gators, and other Florida stresses Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo Health Action the image of God. Scholars have debated the meaning of this phrase throughout the centuries. I am just wondering if part of the image package might not in clude hopefulness. Certainly God proved His hopefulness in lead ing a group of reluctant followers out of slavery in Egypt to a life of freedom. And certainly He displayed hopefulness in turning life. Maybe we were created to display a similar hopefulness in our lives. I know that is not always easy ties. It certainly isnt for me. But then I visit a place like the 9/11 Memorial, and I am reminded of hope. If those families, who faced such devastating loss, can build again, then certainly through the my circumstances. Monuments have a way of doing that to me. Rev. Jim Govatos currently serves as Senior Pastor at Aloma United Methodist Church located in Winter Park. A former atheist, Jim is passionate about helping people understand and experience a living faith in Jesus Christ. Please share your thoughts by emailing him at jimg@ alomazone.org
Page 8 Notes ter, church and even their homes to offer its services. She hopes the availability of the bus will help more women detect and treat can cer earlier and lower the number of stage IV breast cancer diagno ses in Central Florida. Nobody wants to get a mam mogram, but we all have to do it, and we want to make it as easy and convenient as possible, Fish er said. Thats our goal, to get them in here, no excuses. The bus is working up to trav eling seven days a week, and scheduling an event just takes a phone call to the bus coordinator. Getting the bus to come to your location is free, and its health ser vices are covered by most insur ance, or women can choose to pay a low fee for their mammogram. And, organizers can arrange to offer spa services, including mas sages, pedicures and manicures at their events. T.C. Gilchrist helped to orga nize an event at the St. Lawrence Church in Eatonville, where more than 30 women were able to get mammograms for free with fund raising by his Orlando Prince Hall Masonry group and supplement ing funds from Florida Hospital. Considering African American women are at the highest risk to die from breast cancer, in Eaton villes African American commu nity these services incredibly im portant, he said. Gilchrist lost his own mother to the disease when she was only 43, and hes passion ate about preventing that from happening to other women. We can prevent losing moth ers and sisters by having mam mograms and having knowledge and prevention, he said. In the African American community, its about education and access. One woman who attended called the event a Godsend, Gil christ said. She knew she needed to have a mammogram for years, but didnt have insurance and a doctor and all the questions that come with an appointment. On the health bus, she felt comfort able. We want them to feel stress free, Fisher said. The bus looks like a luxury spa inside, decorated with cool blues no researching where to go, driv ing to the doctor, going through door after door, or sitting in a The appointment is completely private and a mammogram takes about 10 minutes. The build-up of fear and stress just isnt there with the bus, Fischer said. Women walk out proud of themselves, she said, and surprised at how easy it was. MOBILE | Health coach comes to you C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Florida Hospitals Healthy 100 Womens Mobile Health Coach will travel for free to your work, neighborhood, church or community center to offer preventative screenings, including mammograms and bone mineral density tests. Call 407-303-4HER or visit healthy100women.org for more information and to schedule a Health Coach stop. Lola Chapman of Sanford, the rst patient discharged from e Rehabilitation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital, heads home. When Lola Chapman of Sanford suered a stroke last month, immediate treatment at Central Florida Regional Hospital, a Joint Commission Certied Advanced Primary Stroke Center, saved her life. While Lola originally experienced what seemed to be minimal eects from the brain attack, within a few days she was unable to walk without assistance and she couldnt talk or chew. Lolas neurologist, Dr. Sampathkumar Shanmugham, explained these delayed symptoms were a result of Lolas stroke. Fortunately for Lola, there was a new service opening that same week at Central Florida Regional Hospital to help patients like her minimize physical or cognitive disabilities and gain greater independence aer illness, injury or surgery. e Rehabilitation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital opened on May 27. e only facility of its kind in Seminole County, e Rehabilitation Center oers rehabilitation to patients with conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation or brain injury. e Rehabilitation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital has 13 large private rooms, a patient gym, home care therapy area and 24-hour immediate access to all hospital services. e Rehabilitation Centers team of doctors, nurses and therapists created a customized plan for Lola that included at least three hours each day of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy designed to restore her physical strength and mobility. My primary care physician, Dr. Patel, told me about the brand new Rehabilitation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital, Lola said. I was encouraged by the treatment available and excited about being one of the rst to benet from this service. e sta is attentive. e unit is beautiful. It was comfortable and I slept great! One of the reasons Lola slept so well was the intensive therapy she participated in each day. I was the rst to use all the gym equipment, Lola said. We called it Lolas Gym. I was tired but it was a good tired. On ursday, June 13, aer a 12-day stay, Lola was the rst patient to graduate from e Rehabilitation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital. e sta and her family celebrated with her as she walked down the hall to Pomp and Circumstance, wearing a cap and gown, using only a cane for assistance. Today is a special day for our entire team, said Wendy Brandon, Chief Executive Ocer, Central Florida Regional Hospital. To see this intensive, comprehensive rehabilitation facility become a reality for our community is gratifying. But to see Mrs. Chapman graduate, walking with such strength and grace and with her speech and ability to eat fully restored, arms our commitment to providing this important level of care. e Rehabilitation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital will host an Open House for the community on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, from 1 4 p.m. Call (407) 302-7363 to R.S.V.P. by June 24. For more information on e Rehabilitation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital visit www.CentralFloridaRegional.com. ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY Photo courtesy of Darin Del Campo The Florida Department of Health in Orange and Seminole counties are urging parents to prepare their children now for the upcoming school year. Parents should use their medi cal homes or private doctor to have their children vaccinated and avoid the back-to-school rush and long lines during the summer. Families, who do not have a medical home, can refer to the link below for a list of childrens medical providers or visit the health departments immunization clinics. Children with private insurance, assigned to a medical home or HMO provider, will need to go to their doctor for immunizations as the health department is a safety net for those without any health care coverage. You can protect your chil dren from vaccine preventable diseases all year round. Parents should see every encounter such as annual physicals, interim check-ups or sports physicals as an opportunity to provide their children with any missing vac cines. Keep your children up-todate on their immunizations and ready for school, said Dr. Kevin M. Sherin, director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County. Vaccines can protect the children who receive them and those with whom they come in contact, said Dr. Swannie Jett, Department of Health in Semi nole County. Immunizations are an important tool in preventing diseases that were once common in this country. We can all work towards keeping our commu nity healthy and free of vaccine preventable diseases. Parents are encouraged to get their child their vaccinations even before starting summer vacation. Avoid the lines and go directly to your primary care provider. The health depart ment will be verifying through electronic systems the need for service and referring people back to their provider if they have one. Only families without any type of insurance should go to local county health departments for vaccines. The Florida Department of Health in Orange County pro vides back-to-school immuniza tions Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Central Blvd. Parents are urged to arrive early to obtain a walk-in ticket as services are provided on a walk-in basis. In Seminole County, immu nizations are provided at the health departments Sanford location at 400 W. Airport Blvd. Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday a.m. Due to the high demand for immunizations, services are served, walk-in basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult family member or legal guardian to receive immuniza tions. If not, a notarized permis sion form signed by the parent or legal guardian must be presented before services are rendered. A copy of each childs immuniza tion record and governmentof the adult relative or legal guardian are required. tion form is required for school entry, and is provided free once vaccinations are received. If a there is an administrative fee. You can also obtain this form at the health departments immuni zation clinics or medical records departments if your child is already up-to-date on their im munizations. Now is the time to get your child up-to-date on their im munizations and avoid the last minute rush to obtain the shots required for school entry. For more information on childhood immunizations, visit our web sites at orchd.com and semino lecohealth.com. For the resource list of childrens medical provid ers, visit tinyurl.com/listofpro viders Mirna Chamorro is a public information ofcer with the Florida Department of Health in Orange & Seminole counties. Start school immunizations early MIRNA CHAMORRO Guest Writer Cheap adoptions In anticipation of a high volume of dogs and cats coming into Seminole County Animal Services in the month of June, Animal Services will be waiving the adoption fee of all dogs and cats in our adoption shelter over the age of 6 months. Stop by and see all the great dogs and cats we have available for adoption. Dogs and cats will be spayed or neutered be fore going to their new homes. In addition, they will be tested for heartworms and received their annual vaccines. All pets will also receive an AKC microchip upon adoption. A $6 county pet license fee will still apply to each animal adopted to a Seminole County resident. The adoption fee will be waived until June 29. Adop tion hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Seminole County Ani mal Services is located at 232 Bush Blvd. in Sanford. For more information, call 407-665-5201 Any volunteers? The Mustard Seed is seeking volun teers this summer to help sort clothing donations, rearrange furniture, driving donation trucks, yard beautication and warehouse cleanup, mattress recycling and deconstruction and client support. Contact Natalie at 407-875-2040, ext. 117, or by email at volunteer@mustard seeda.org for more information. Virtual awards The Florida Virtual School Professional Learning Department has been named a winner of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Staff Development. Top scholar Ashley Niro of Chuluota received the Presidents List Award at Clearwater Christian College for scholastic achieve ment during the 2013 spring semester. Design pros Cuhaci & Peterson Architects was re cently awarded a contract to complete interior renovations at Northern Tool and Equipment Company in Casselberry. The rm was also recently awarded a contract to design a new Central Florida Oral Sur gery facility in Oviedo. Big man on campus J. Jeffrey Jones a vice chancellor at Indiana University South Bend, has been named UCFs new vice provost for re gional campuses, a network of 10 cam puses that stretches from Daytona Beach to Palm Bay to Leesburg. Flyin piper Cadet Kyle Richard Zahn of Winter Springs will travel to Canada this sum mer with The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes. Coach wanted The search is on for a new head baseball coach at Seminole State College of Flor ida following the departure of ve-year coach Chris Hayes. Hayes has accepted the assistant head coach position at his alma mater, Jacksonville University. Helping tiny hearts The Johns Hopkins Childrens Heart Surgery program at Florida Hospital for Children recently launched to provide comprehensive cardiac surgery care. The program will give Florida children access to a top-notch surgical team and the new est treatment approaches. VA beefs up counseling The Orlando VA Medical Center has hired 35 new mental health professionals to improve access to mental health ser vices for veterans, service members and military families. Mansion sales up Dave Brewer Inc ., has eight luxury homes under construction priced from $1.4 to $2 million in Windermere and Seminole County.
Page 9 JUNE 22 People in the Casselberry community will have the opportunity to receive a free tooth extraction at Howell Branch Den tal Care located at 2525 Howell Branch Road, Suite 1051, on Saturday, June 22. Dr. Bernarda Frias and her team will be improving the oral health of needy citi zens as part of Free Dentistry Day, a day dedicated to providing dental care to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. For more information, visit freedentistryday.org Its a 24-hour marathon of saving the world at the Amateur Radio Relay Leagues Field Day event from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. June 22-23 at Winter Springs Cen tral Winds Park. Ham radio enthusiasts will try to communicate with as many people as they can in an emergency sim ulation, even talking to astronauts. JUNE 24 Join Red Carpet Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 24 at the Blue Martini Lounge in Orlando for networking with business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs. The event includes appetizers, two com plimentary drinks and giveaways. Visit eventbrite.com for more information. JUNE 26 In response to the need for an intensive and comprehensive rehabilitation facility in Seminole County, Central Florida Re gional Hospital has opened The Rehabili tation Center at Central Florida Regional Hospital. An open house tour is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. and is open to the public. Ongoing Gathering, writing and displaying your family history especially in our digital age will be the focus of three commu nity workshops to be offered this summer by UCFs Public History Center. The class es will be at the Center in Sanford, at 301 W. Seventh St., and include: Writing Your Familys History on Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to noon; and Preserving Your Family History: Scrapbooking on Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to noon. RSVPs are requested at firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteer basketball coaches are need ed : background screening is required and paid for by the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division. For details and rec center locations, visit OrlandoMagicOC FLgyms.net Evening recreation classes are ongoing at the Winter Springs Civic Center. Classes include: Tae Kwon Doe on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., Yoga on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., Line Dancing on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and Ball room Dancing on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, please contact Brian Dunigan at 407-327-6593 or bduni email@example.com The city of Oviedo hosts a Special Needs Activity Program (SNAP) specically designed for ages 15 and older who are mentally or physically challenged the rst, second and third Wednesday of every month (next program July 3). Participants must be accompanied by a companion. Enjoy the fun, games, craft time and mov ies. For more information, call Jenette McKinney at 407-971-5591 or jdmckin firstname.lastname@example.org The Winter Springs Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday in the Winter Springs Town Center. Visit Win terSpringsFarmersMarket.com for more information. Greater Life Assembly of Gods Prayer Ministry opens its Oviedo Healing Room at 119 N. Central Ave. at 7 p.m. on Thurs days. Visit greaterlifechurch.com Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10139 hosts meetings every third Monday of the month at 300 Lake Mills Ave. in Chuluota. There is a ladies auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. on the rst Monday of the month and a mens auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. Other events include: breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon every Sunday, bingo from 2 to 5 p.m. every Sunday, and dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. every other Friday. For more infor mation, call 407-359-5020. Visit www.seminolevoice.com/ events/search for more details. Send submissions to ibabcock@ tuturnstilemediagroup.com Have you noticed your child slipping into a lazy summer daze? While the extra sleep and play are definitely a well-earned break from demanding classes and school stress, it is much too easy for students to completely forget about learning altogether! Did you know that students can lose one to three months of learning over the summer? A study by Dr. Harris Cooper, professor of psychology at the University of MissouriColumbia, shows that your childs brain can shift into reverse, leaving them playing catch-up during the first couple of months back in school. The good news is that the summer is full of teachable mo ments, opportunities to keep your childs academics sharp without making them feel like theyre in the classroom. Reading, writing, and math are the foun dations of any childs academic success. They are also skills that can be taught and enriched without the need for set materi als or lesson plans. Summer is a great time to start a daily reading ritual. Take you children to the library and let them choose books that suit their interests and skill level. Many libraries also offer their own summer programs, often with little or no charge, designed to promote reading flu ency and independence. Have your child set ambitious but realistic reading goals, and celebrate when they achieve them. Also, be sure to set an example by taking the time to relax with a book or newspaper yourself Children are more likely to re spond positively to reading if they see it as an activity you both can share. A child who reads well often writes well naturally, but you can polish your childs writing ability by having them engage in creative projects. Encourage them to write letters to family members before a visit, experiment with stories and poems when theyre bored, or start a daily journal or di ary. Even having them write out chore lists and grocery lists helps! A little bit of prac tice goes a long way. Keeping up with your childs math skills can be a little tricky, since its much easier to practice reading at home than math. Its best to keep an eye out for special mathrelated activities, whether its a program at the local community center or an en richment class offered by the local tutor ing establishments. Still, there are ways you can incorporate math practice in your daily activities have your child add up the groceries when shopping, or quiz them on multiplication tables in the car. Let your child know that math is more than just a subject in school, but something practical and necessary to your everyday life. We at the Tutoring Center believe that summer is a time for relaxation, but we also want to take advantage of the ample time available to get your child ahead of grade level. We offer multiple summer programs designed to give your student that extra edge for the upcoming year, of ten with no more than two sessions a week! We look forward to working with you to ensure your child has a fun yet enriching summer break.Finding Summers Teachable Moments Dr. Peter Ancona Center Director e Tutoring Center, Oviedo 2871 Clayton Crossing Way #1049 Oviedo, FL 32765 407-545-4725 www.Oviedo. TutoringCenter.comWritten by Sofia Puente-Lay FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529)www.tmoranlaw.net email@example.com Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo Calendar OPENS JUNE 28www.theheatmovie.com INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO ATTEND AN ADVANCE SCREENING OFPasses received through this promotion do not guarantee you a seat at the theatre. Seating is on a rst come, rst served basis, except for members of the reviewing press. 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It will take place on July 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the East Branch Library, 310 Division St., Oviedo. For more information, call 407-665-1560. Registration is required.
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Page 11 That seems strange to me consid ering we have had temperatures in the high 90s and some days feeling in the low 100s. Its great for sun bathing if you can stand the heat. I did get yard work done, and had a few trees cut down. There goes the shade, but it is better to do that than have a hurricane knock down one of the trees limbs on my house. day in July will be the two-year birthday of the Oviedo Historical Societys Farmers Market. To the society members, it doesnt you have an event that presents itself well to the town. The Left Over Biscuits band had a new guest player last time, 9-year-old Joseph Oharek playing his guitar. Seems the young man was quite the hit playing Bluegrass music. Perhaps he will visit the mar ket again. Do come, as there is always a little something for all. Admission is free, but do come early as parking spaces go fast. I know it is early, but the Geneva community is already gearing up for its 4th of July Parade and Festival activities. The parade starts at 10 a.m. and will be held on the same street as always. For more information on the festivities, and how to par ticipate in the new Geneva band for the parade, please call Janis noon and 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oviedo YMCA Center for Health Food Fair with cooking demon strations and taste testing. Local dietitians will share healthy snacks for kids as well as simple on-the-go meal ideas for busy people. Learn about growing your own produce at home with the Tower Garden. Meet the Florida Honey Queen and view a live observation beehive to learn about the art of producing honey. Admission is free. Call 407-359tion. Rose Talk will be from 2 to 3 p.m. on June 27 at the East Branch of the Seminole County Public Library, 310 N. Division St. in Oviedo. Adults will hear from Tom Burke, a master gar dener and authority on growing and caring for roses in Central Florida. Registration is required, and the class is free. Please call Guess you all have been reading the paper and watching the TV news about our beloved Oviedo chickens. We need our chickens, as they are part of the and to think the new down town doesnt want to have them around. But they want chicken boats on the new pond like Lake Eola has its swan boats. Please let the old parts of Oviedos down town stay home to the chickens, and that should please our older citizens that have grown up with our feathered friends. As far as the citys seal goes, it seems like at lot of money to pay for a new one. Why not just revamp the old one with a new design incorpo rating the old one? A thought: We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. sworth Longfellow THIS WEEK in political history June 21, 1916 The controversial U.S. military expedition against Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa brings the United States and Mexico closer to war when Mexican government troops attack U.S. Gen. John J. Pershings force at Carrizal, Mexico. The Americans suffered 22 casualties, and more than 30 Mexicans were killed. CELERY By Janet Foley the Between Stalks Send word to Janet Foley about events and let her know whats going on around town by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org TALK T O JANET > Advances in cancer treatment are saving lives and cutting healthcare costs. But because many health insurance plans havent caught up with the times, nearly half of all cancer patients are forced to choose between the treatment that could save their lives or one thats paid for. John Rykert had been battling advanced basal-cell carcinoma for two decades by cutting out the tumors as they appeared. In 2009, after 20 surgeries lasting 10 hours each, Rykerts doctor said that the cancer had spread so far that the only option left would be to carve out half his face. But then Rykert was given Erivedge, then an experimental drug, which shut down the genetic mutation caus ing his skin cancer to spread. Erivedge shrank Rykerts tumors almost immediately and shut down the skin cancer. He suffered some hair loss and muscle cramps, but four years later he is alive. Such stories are increasingly cer-causing genes, they can make pills that go after cancer cells mechanisms that produce them. These pills are not only less toxic than conventional IV chemotherapy, but theyve also turned once-incurable cancers such a myeloma, breast cancer and even pancreatic cancer into manageable diseases. But insurance coverage hasnt kept up with medical innovation. Instead, most insurers follow Medicares 40-year-old approach, which covers IV treatments gen erously, capping out-of-pocket costs at about $3,000, but charges the patient up to 50 percent for oral cancer drugs, even when theyre the only treatment that will work. And targeted cancer pills such as Gleevec, Tykerb (for breast cancer) and Revlimid can cost tens of thousands of dollars a year. Ironically, thats not much more expensive than many IV cancer treatments; the cover age cap isnt even about saving money. Hence, when Robert Adlers multiple myeloma returned after his IV chemotherapy, his doctor recommended the pill Revlimid. While his insurer had paid all but a few hundred dollars of his pre vious treatment, the pill saddled him with out-of-pocket costs of $42,000 because Revlimid counts Again, nearly half of all cancer patients are in plans that force them to choose between a treat ment thats paid for and one that could save their lives. Sadly, several studies show 25 percent of patients dont even cancer pills when the co-pays exceed $500. Even more will stop or interrupt treatment. Neither Medicare nor private health insurers are closing the gap between coverage and inno vation. Instead, a survey of plans conducted by the Zitter Group found that insurers recognize that oral therapy cost-sharing requirements actively encourage patients to use infusible prod ucts. This is akin to paying for an iron lung machine but not a polio vaccine. To address this innovation gap, Rep. Brian Higgins (D Buf falo) has introduced the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, which would require health plans to equalize co-pays for all forms of cancer care. Again, these pills have meant huge progress in the war against cancer. Since targeted cancer therapies were introduced in 1993, the number of cancer survivors has more than doubled lion today. That translates into 43 million added years of life, which Columbia University economist Frank Lichtenberg says added $4.2 trillion to our economy. These new treatments are also saving money by reducing the need for hospitalization. If the number of cancer patients hospitalized had remained constant since 1993, wed have spent $1.3 trillion more on cancer care. Meanwhile, the amount we spend on cancer medications (old and new) has remained 5 percent of total U.S. health care spending. Being able to decode our genome to treat cancer is just the start of a total transformation of medicine but most health care reforms impede such progress. The Cancer Parity Act aligns how we pay for health care with the future of medicine. Robert Goldberg is vice president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest. New cancer cures insurers wont cover Go outdoors for summer I was recently asked if I grow any crops that are not GMO (Ge Beyond feeling great umbrage at the necessity to deny this negative connotation, I realized how grossly uninformed people are about an issue that intrudes on our daily lives in a matter as important and personal as the food we feed our bodies. And the answer to any GMOs is a GMO crops are grown from seeds that have genetic (DNA) materials taken from completely different and incompat ible species compounded together using high tech labo ratory equip ment. A com mon example is to take an her bicide resistant gene from one plant and splice it into corn so that large quantities of weed killer can be sprayed on corn free to grow without weed competition. Another common amalgamation would be to take the genetics from a natural soil bacterium, (bT: Bacillus Thuringi ensis) which kills caterpillars, and splice it into the corn, giving every aspect of that corn insecti cidal properties, including every kernel we eat. Most crops grown as GMOs are commodity crops planted in production of industrial scaled tractors, harvesting combines and aerial spraying. While in devel opment, vegetables we grow in our gardens for quality fresh nu biggest concern is whether the seed catalogs note when a variety is unnaturally bred. The Frankenstein aspect of loosed genetics freely drifting around our planet in the wind and on the wings of pollinating provoking unintended conse quences. Weeds are emerging that have herbicide resistance, requir ing stacked or multiple modi from a spectrum of poisons. Corn, a type of grass, having the bT gene, could pollinate with a larvae food crop, decimating but The corporate seed developers ing the work of unauthorized growers. If an adjacent farm grows GMO, and pollen drifts and pollutes their neighbors crops, the victim of the pollen poison is now considered a thief for possessing the GMO genetics. With a GMO developers previ ous legal counsel now sitting on the Supreme Court of the U.S., the unsuspecting victim farmers have won no cases. The research was never adequately performed to see if GMOs are harmful to humans. Many countries ban growing or import of these tainted crops, with numerous large markets closed to U.S. growers. Since we are in one of the few countries that do not require labeling, the only way to avoid eating GMO and labeled organic, or know your local farmer. GMO? No! Tom Carey From my garden to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and e-mail him at email@example.com WHO IS CAREY > ROBERT GOLDBERG Guest Writer Insurance coverage hasnt kept up with medical innovation.