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Jeremy Bush had just returned to his suburban Tampa home from work. The time was around 10 p.m. when he walked to his brother Jeffs bedroom and spoke to him through the closed door, telling him he wouldnt be work ing that day at his second job. Jeff responded back with an OK, and continued to lie in bed trying to sleep. Bush went back to his own room, but heard a sudden crash just moments later that sounded like a car coming through the house. He heard his brother screaming, and rushed to his room while Jeremys wife turned on the bedroom light. All that was left in the room mattress his brother slept on. Bush slid down into the 15foot deep hole after his brother and started to dig with his hands, calling to his wife to get a shovel. He continued to dig, but there no sign of his brother. He could have sworn he heard Jeff calling his name. An hour and a half drive from the sinkhole that swallowed Jeff Bush in his sleep in March, a team of University of Central Florida professors is conducting research that could lead to the ability to predict sinkholes before they happen. UCF professors Dr. Manoj Chopra, Dr. Hae-Bum Yun, Dr. Dingbao Wang and Dr. BooHyun Nam are working together to collect data on when and where sinkholes occur in Florida, as well as what triggers the sink holes to begin with. By monitoring these numbers and factors, the team hopes to reach their ultimate goal of sink hole prediction. It damages the infrastructure nitely understand the sinkhole issue here in Florida, especially Central Florida, Nam said. The research continues in the wake of another sinkhole that struck just minutes away from Walt Disney World resort earlier this month. A three-story build ing at the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont sank and collapsed into a 60-foot-wide hole that sudden ly opened in the ground. There was no sign whatsoev er on the surface, and then sud denly, because there was a cavity underneath, the roof of the cavity collapsed, Chopra said. There are different kinds of sinkholes, Nam said, with the most dangerous being a cover collapse. Areas with clay-like soil collect ground water over many years, building up weight beneath the rock surface. Rainwa ter that manages to trickle down through the soil to the limestone below slowly eats it away due to the carbonic acid it contains. Over hundreds of years, a cav ity begins to form while the clay layer above stays intact, until a change in the groundwater pres sure due to heavy rain or welling causes the top layer to collapse. Central Floridas thick soil makes the area a prime location for these types of sinkholes. Nam said these are the most dangerous because of their unpredictability. The reason people are very scared is because no one expects it, Nam said. Nobody can pre dict it. Chopra said that he estimates Central Florida to have at least 100 sinkholes every year, often hidden from public view in rural areas. One of the largest sinkholes in the state of Florida happened in Winter Park in 1981. Directly along Denning Drive, the sink hole slowly opened up and swal lowed a house, a swimming pool and several Porsches from a nearby car dealership. By the time it stopped expanding, it had reached 350-feet-wide and When the bottom drops out TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE A giant sinkhole in Winter Park became a lake after swallowing a home, parts of two streets and cars when it opened up to more than 300 feet wide in 1981. Please see SINKHOLES on page 2 Heading back to school is a time of eager anticipation and perhaps a little anxiety for stu meeting a new teacher or making new friends are normal worries on a childs mind, but an increas ingly common cause of stress among Seminole students is whether or not theyll have any thing to eat after class gets out. As of last school year, Semi nole County Public Schools had nearly 2,100 homeless students enrolled and the number is ex pected to keep growing. Though their circumstances may be different, each of them comes to school with their own set of worries: Where will I sleep? Will there be dinner tonight? Will our family stay together? often without easy answers for families struggling with home lessness. At the Family Advocacy Of woods Northland Church, they have come up with a novel idea Crock-Pots. FAO Family Advocate Elaine Maxwell came up with the idea to provide families staying in motels with Crock-Pots so they can prepare meals that are both economical and healthy. not a hand-out program. We want saying goes, said FAO Program Coordinator Maria Penzes. Under the McKinley-Vento Act, homeless students and their rolled in services through the Seminole County Families in signed to offer critical assistance to keep these children in school. Each family is assigned a vol unteer resource advocate who helps them navigate the path to sources and support in their time of crisis. Many of the families reside in motel rooms or extended-stay hotels with the assistance of the FIT program. Resource advocates noticed that families were using their food stamp allotments at conve nience stores, buying packaged food because their cooking facili ties and therefore their ability to prepare healthier meals were limited. Thats where the Crock-Pot idea came in. Families served by the FIT program would be trained in ways to maximize their food stamps by smart shopping, and would learn nutritional tips and simple recipes that can be made in Crock-Pots. Once they complete the hourlong training class, families re Pot, depending on family size. Based on a program started at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, staff at in Florida. Children served by the FIT program are provided free break fast and lunch at school, but din ner has always been up to the family. The Crock-Pot program, they said, seeks to offer families a way to prepare a hot, nutritious meal while saving money at the same time. For example, a beef stroganoff Crock-Pots keep ho meless fed ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice PHOTO BY ALLISON OLCSVAY THE VOICE Volunteers with Northland Church hold Crock-Pots, which help struggling families to prepare cheaper, healthier meals in one place without an oven or stove. Please see HOMELESS on page 2 Thanks to donations, dinner is served for Seminoles homeless UCF researchers work to predict hidden sinkholes

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Page 2 | Aug. 30, 2013 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY SEPT. 3, 1935 A new land-speed record is set by Britains Sir Malcolm Campbell. On the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, Campbell and his 2,500-horsepower car Bluebird made two runs over a 1-mile course at 301mph. OurLifeToday Our FaithNow listen, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money. Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (James 4:13-14). OurLifeToday 2013 OurLifeToday As Steve has eloquently pointed out, life is never without some token of love from our Creator but it can seem that way occasionally. midst of trouble or disappointment, try asking alone in the world. The Bible says He is always near us, and we can call on Him. He also created the church to be a place of help and hope in time happy to talk and pray with you. If you have you can go to : www.dearchristiancounselor.com from our problems, but He will walk with us in our problems. WLouise Holzhauer MA, LMHC you alone are responsible for the purpose and quality of it. This is the day your life really begins, give thanks for this gift and seize this opportunity with all your heart it will never come again. We take way too much for granted. When you order a slice of pizza, are you thankful for the fact that you can speak to place your order? Do you know of thankful that you can control your arms liciousness, do you pause to be thankful that you can sit and eat under your own power? Me neither, but I should. A cancer diagnosis taught me how quickly things can change. In a moment, my assumptions and what I took for granted were turned upside down. In that moment I saw the reality of my condition: helpless, except for the unfull faculties, be thankful for every one of them. If your faculties are compromised, be thankful for those you still have. If those faculties are slowly fading, be thankful for those you have today. Every moment of life is precious. We need to appreciate every good moment blessings. How in the world can we be sent our way, or an unmet expectation? Maybe that is the problem: in the world is where our hearts are too often focused. In the world we operate on the assumption everything will go accordhave heard it said that if you want to for your life. life is until it is interrupted by acci dent, illness or some other test of our preconceived notions of how our lives should unfold. As the scripture above reminds us, life is indeed frail a mist that vanishes. Live your life in such a way that you appreciate every wonder ful moment, at the same time recogniz Him for it. Even for seemingly little things, like pizza.Steve Hatcher is a man who has excer survivor who is simply navigating a road that he did not expect to ever walk down. Steve is married to an incredible woman who walks beside him, proud of his two sons, thankful for two amaz ing daughters-in-law and enraptured with his granddaughter. Steve blogs at StephenBHatcher.com. Steve Hatcher holds degrees from Vanderbilt Law School and the University has practiced law in Orlando for over 30 of Zimmerman, Kiser You can read more of his story in the book, Safe through the Storm: e Grace of God in the Midst of Cancer avail able from Amazon.com. Give Thanks recipe, provided during the train ents, and serves eight at a price of $1.98 per serving. Rather than a cold sandwich from 7-11, fami lies could now share a hot, home cooked meal together. Calling it the Crock-Pot Chal lenge, the Family Advocacy Of pliances to provide one to each of the 1,100 families aided by FIT in Seminole County. FAO volunteer Father James off the challenge in his St. Dorothy Catholic community, collecting 23 Crock-Pots in July. To bring in enough appliances to meet the need, Northland will be hosting a challenge weekend starting on Oct. 5, when donors can drop off Crock-Pots at the church. This is an invitation to the Penzes said. Its about a relationship, not so much a Crock-Pot, she said. It is a way to reach out and pro vide something so basic to some one in need. 125-feet-deep. The cavity that swallowed a city block now sits as a lake at the King Jr. Park. Part of Nams research in ties are below the surface, which could help people become more aware of the potential threat of a sinkhole, and allow scientists to categorize and rank areas by how dangerous they are, Nam said. Chopras research focuses on tween groundwater levels below and a potential sinkhole. If we notice, for example, that theres a sudden drop in the wa ter table level, is that an indication for a sinkhole maybe opening up in the future? Chopra said. terest of Jim Rothrock, principal engineer and vice president of Windermere Engineering Servic es Inc., an engineering company that provides forensic evaluation for potential sinkholes. If you were able to get very tion and at what time a sinkhole could potentially occur, youd have the opportunity to take preventive action or eliminate the sinkhole through restorative work, Rothrock said. If youre dealing with raw land, you could simply avoid de veloping that area. The teams research is current ly funded by an in-house grant at UCF, but the group hopes to even tually receive federal funding, which will allow them to take on more detailed research. Next year, Nam plans to use ground-penetrating radar that sends electromagnetic waves into the ground, allowing him to detect large limestone cavities to help move the research forward. I think we can provide a bene That is our goal: to predict the sinkhole and save lives. HOMELESS | Families had been using 7-11 to cook dinner SINKHOLES | New idea could find them C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE

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Seminole Voice | Aug. 30, 2013 | Page 3 IN T ERES T S THIS WEEK IN ANCIENT HISTORY AUG. 30, 30 B.C. Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, 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 a variety of services from mammograms to bone density screenings at one location thats as inviting and comfortable as your own home. And because we only schedule one person at a time, youll always receive the exible, personalized attention you deserve. South Seminole Hospital is honored to have received an A Hospital Safety Scor eSM by e Leapfrog Group. Schedule your appointment today by calling 407.767.5828.*Source: e Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score, Spring 2013 13ORS029_SEMINOLE_VOICE_HP4C_AUG16_PRESS.pdf 1 8/9/13 9:38 AM r f r f n f nn t b n t b t n n f f n rfnr Oviedo Cop teaches wisdom from tragedy Twenty-four small faces look the Oviedo Police Department, hanging on her every word. Brightly colored posters teaching grammar and geography hang from the walls of the Stenstrom Elementary classroom, but the grade class are learning some thing different today. How many of you know an adult who drinks alcohol? Duffy asks the class. graders raise their hands. Then she tells them about a line that they should never cross: A line thats hard to cross back over again. For Duffy, reaching out to children through the D.A.R.E. program Drug Abuse Resis tance Education is her greatest passion. A passion sparked by a tragedy in her own life. The Oviedo City Council recognized Duffy last week for being selected as the 2013 Florida Duffy attended the Florida Buena Vista earlier this month, holding her award in front of a room full of colleagues. with much younger people; the ones she can save before its too late. I love the city of Oviedo, I love teaching D.A.R.E. in all of our elementary schools, and I do take it to heart, said Duffy at last weeks City Council meeting. Duffys career as a D.A.R.E. taught to hundreds of children in Oviedos elementary schools with her own personal touch. She hands out her email ad dress, cell phone number and Facebook page. If they have any about drugs, call her, she says. Shes not kidding. When she teaches it, its not just a school year type of job, Po lice Chief Jeff Chudnow said. Duffy wasnt always guiding young lives. She grew up dream ing of joining the police force like her father, but instead chose another world, starting her own construction cleaning business in 1982. She spent years expand ing her business venture, grow ing it into a company with 17 employees who prepped newly constructed buildings for movein dates. That all changed with a phone call about her brother. What started as a harmless hit of marijuana as a teenager had become an addiction to a much harder drug. Michael wrestled with his habit for 10 long years, TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Diane Duffy just won D.A.R.E. ofcer of the year in Florida. Inspired by a death that rocked her family, she began warning kids about drugs to prevent tragedies. Please see DRUGS on page 3

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Page 4 | Aug. 30, 2013 | Seminole Voice Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 Volume 23, Issue 35 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COM Orlando, FL 32835-5705 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 Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery COLUMNISTS Janet Foley jwfoley75@gmail.com Sandi Vidal Sandi@ChristianHelp.org Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.com Karen Phillips KarenMPhillips@bellsouth.net Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES Deborah Sheehy 407.563.7009 DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISING Ashley McBride 407.286.0807 Legal@FLALegals.com SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Luana Baez 407.563.7013 LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MEMBER OF: Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUP CHAIRMAN Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS Patti Green & Jeff Babineau USPS #008-093 Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Seminole Voice, 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 2013 FAMILY CALENDAR Disney241897disneyonice.com #D isne yOnI ce SAVE $4 on Tickets!*Use offer code: SAVEDOI3 Easy Ways to Redeem Your Savings: 1. Bring this ad to Amway Center Box Office 2. Call at 1-800-745-3000 3. Log on to Ticketmaster.com Appearing: SEPT. 13 15 Tickets Start at $16! Additional fees may apply. GOOD ONLYSat. SEPT. 14 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM Sun. SEPT. 15 5:00 PM*Excludes Opening Night performance, Rinkside and VIP seats. Not valid day of show. No double discounts. Presented locally by AUG. 31 Florida Museum of Natural History visi tors will soon have the opportunity to discover the states famous coastal wa ters and deep surng culture in the new exhibit Surng Florida, opening Sat urday, Aug. 31. The exhibit documents the states surng history through vintage photographs and interpretive graphics as well as videos and oral histories from well-known Florida surfers. The exhibit will also explore animals in the surf and on the beach. It will be on display through Jan. 20. Visit mnh.u.edu for more info. ONGOING Searching for new activities for your kids this fall? Casselberry Recreation and All Star Sports Instruction will teach your kids ages 2 to 11. Classes will be offered Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings for a variety of sports. Lessons will teach the basics and pre pare them for the next level. Classes are $51 for seven weeks and begin Tuesday, Sept. 3. For more information, call 407810-4639 or 407-262-1575. AUG. 30 Jerry Ross, executive director of the Nation al Entrepreneur Center comes to the Semi nole State College Heathrow Campus from 9 to 10 a.m. on Aug. 30. Learn what the NEC can do to help your business Visit busines sinseminole.com for more information. On Aug. 31 come to an utterly revealing book signing for Promises and Pitfalls by Dr. Icylin Brown and Dr. Janette Bowen. The book chronicles successes and failures in the educational journey. Its from 7:30 p.m. at 1275 Learning Loop in Longwood. Call 877-727-0697 for more information. SEPT. 3 Free adult conversational English classes for speakers of other languages will teach literacy and citizenship. Its from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to noon on Wednes days through April 2014 at FBC Oviedo, 45 W. Broadway St. For more information, call 407-365-3484 or visit FBCOviedo.org SEPT. 8 The 9/11 Heroes Run honors the Armed Services and emergency responders. Its at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at Central Winds Park. Visit travismanion.org/911-heroes-run Calendar all while serving in the Marines as a deckhand for a supply ship that traveled up and down the east coast. Careless brother and watch convinced Michael to kick drugs once and for all. But just two days later, Michael embarked on a voyage from which hed never return. After a night of cocaine and alcohol while on shore leave in Brooklyn, Michael fell asleep in his cabin and never woke up. Duffy still remembers picking up the phone. Michaels com tell her what had happened. She already knew. When he died, I struggled through it, Duffy said. It was the worst thing I ever went through. She had lost her closest friend in the world, a brother she always remembered as the peacekeeper. The man who always cracked jokes. Duffys business, and her world, soon collapsed. But Duffy remembered her desire to join the police force and make a difference in peoples lives. She joined the academy two years later in 1991 to become county jail. Passing police acad emy later, she joined the Oviedo Police Department in 1998. It was in Oviedo that Duffy found her calling as a D.A.R.E. make a difference while paying tribute to her late brother. Shes been teaching the pro gram ever since. Duffy uses her own personal story and honest approach to motivate children not only to avoid drugs, but also to make the right choices in every aspect allows Duffy to impact children right before they reach what Duffy says is one of the biggest transitional periods in a childs life. Someones got to step up and save these kids, Duffy said. Youve got to teach them to make better choices, because a lot of these kids are raising themselves both parents are working, so they need the skills to survive. Duffys willingness to open up and share her story strikes a chord with children at every school she visits, creating doz ens of ongoing, close relation ships dating back to the late s. She refers to these children as her nieces and nephews. Jessi Whitacre met Duffy seven years ago when she went through the D.A.R.E. pro Elementary. Now a senior in Oviedo High School, Whitacre still remains in close contact with Duffy today, and calls her whenever she needs advice or a shoulder to cry on. If Im having a bad day or something is happening in my life, shes probably one of the let her know whats going on, Whitacre said. Shes always there to listen without judg ment. Shes like family, my fam ily. Today, Duffy is still sur rounded by small traces of her brother. The acoustic guitar in her dining room that Michael could never put down; A photo taken just two weeks before his death that sits on her window sill; A memorial tribute on the back of her D.A.R.E. SUV that follows her everywhere she goes. But where Duffy can see her brother the most is in the work she does in Oviedos elementary schools in the young faces that she speaks to every day. I think the biggest response that I get from kids, and I hear this from the teachers too, is that they know that Im real, Duffy said. Im going to tell them the truth and what Im telling them is coming from my heart. Its just my life it is what it is and I went through it. You dont have to go through it. DRUGS | Cop fell in love with teaching C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 3

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Page 6 | Aug. 30, 2013 | Seminole Voice AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPT. 4, 1972 U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz wins his seventh gold medal at the Summer Olym pics in Munich, establishing world records in all the events. The record would stand until Michael Phelps took home eight golds in 2012. Saturday, September 7, 2013 My Heart. My Life. Sponsor: GreaterOrlandoHeartWalk.org Greater Orlando HEART WALK Greater Orlando HEART WALK Media Sponsors: &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES 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! Oviedo didnt take long to take control of Kissimmee Osceo las game plan, leading early and late in a dominant 15-0 win to kick off the football season. Chris Davis Jr. showed why early when he raced in for the nailed a long pass to seal the deal, thanks to receiver Malcolm Bryans speedy legs. Davis was picked off in the end zone at one point, but Mike Davis would redeem the team later with a pick of his own that ended the game. A two-point conversion made things interesting, and stalwart defense that, despite a few penalty miscues, rarely downs in a drive. a 7 p.m. showdown this Friday. The last time the two met last Greyhounds 60-7. Hagerty crushed East River 20-6 to start things off with a bang, thanks to a surprisingly cohesive offense led by Jason Brantley on the road at 7:30 p.m. Friday. When they met last sea son, The Patriots won 37-10. The Winter Springs Bears shocked Deltona with a 19-0 shut out to start their season diametri cally opposed to their 1-9 season p.m. game Friday theyll travel to Sanford to face the Seminoles, week. Cloud 28-0 to start off their season they way they left the last for a 7 p.m. showdown Friday. 30-0 to the Rams. Kickoffs turn to blowouts ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice 37TH Annual Maitland Rotary Art FestivalOctober 4-6, 2013Around Beautiful Lake Lily in Maitland www.maitlandrotaryartfestival.comFestival Hours: Friday 6 pm 10 pm, Saturday 10 am 10 pm, Sunday 10 am 5 pm ART the STARSUNDER

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Seminole Voice | Aug. 30, 2013 | Page 7 VOI C ES THIS WEEK IN CRIME HISTORY AUG. 31, 1985 by a mob in East Los Angeles, Calif., after being recognized from a photograph shown on television and in newspapers. Jr. asked to wake up to a dream of an a million protestors marched toward the steps of the nations Capitol a few days be the economys going these days, four in America, and youll likely catch them between sips of champagne. JP Morgan Chase and Co., who you may know for helping cause the destruction of the U.S. economy in 2007, reported a 53 percent year compared to last. But that wild run up the jagged mountain nicknamed Dow Jones, like an economic Everest, hasnt been a trip for all of us. For some, that peak is the highest high theyve even seen, cresting 15,600 in August. But most of us have been the sherpas to the few high-climbing million aires whove ascended to the summit on our backs, left us behind, and tasked us with saving the lucky few if they fall off the mountain. on the 50th anniversary of the most iconic civil rights speech in American history, has taken far fewer steps upward than King dreamed. Take a look at a median household income chart from economic research world economy fell off a cliff, the median household income of Americans reached report showing consumer spending power at 7.2 percent below the CPI. In laymans terms, life has gotten more expensive, and the average Americans paycheck has lagged devastatingly behind, even as the economy has allegedly reached new heights. And thats not because were slower, la zier or less productive. Take a look at gross our total economic output as a country; its soared. In just the last three years the real 16 trillion almost as rapidly as the U.S. GDP grew during the previous 10 years combined. And weve done it under unfathomable pressure, as the economy shed jobs for 25 in 2010. And as many have come to know in their own working lives, many of the jobs that remained were now carrying additional duties for the same pay to make up for laid off coworkers. Still, we became more productive, making more money per person. But that money almost exclusively stayed at the top of companies, rather than that growth trickling down into employ ees paychecks. The evidence is clear in that regard, have returned to record levels. But take a look at employment and its as if the recession never left. The most American adults older than age 16 who werent institutionalized had a full time job. That number was higher than 52 per percent in 2000. But unemployment overall has fallen in the last three years. So whats the employ ment issue? A part-time recovery, which has added far fewer full-time jobs than lion working Americans are working part time because they have to, not because they want to. College graduates, saddled found themselves increasingly faced with a job market that only wants them on a part time basis. And those hourly jobs are far more likely to pay at or near minimum wage. by business leaders to the argument for raising the minimum wage is that so few workers in America actually work for the wouldnt make much difference to raise it. Try telling that to a worker making 10 cents more than that per hour, or a dollar more. Wal-Mart, Americas largest em ployer, touts that most of its workers dont work for minimum wage. A recent CNN poll showed an average of less than $9.50 per hour. And the gap between that pay and the proposed living wage standard of untenably massive for those stuck even within 180 percent of the federal minimum wage. But its not just part-timers and lowwage workers suffering. Remember JP Morgan Chase? Their CEO Jamie Dimon made $18.7 million last year, a cut from $23 believe is a serious underestimate of his only $8,990 per hour, causing him to be un per day of labor. But if you count only his salary and not associated compensation, he was only paid $721 per hour far But apparently hes not sweating his chances of having to go on public assis tance anytime soon not like the billions his company received in taxpayer-funded bailout funds during the recession. A $500,000 into the Fix the Debt Coalition, which pushes for cuts in Social Security and Medicare. So as thousands more march on Wash ington this week in honor of Kings dream that their march isnt just symbolic. Its and the climb is getting steeper to the top. The gardener in me is always experi menting, exploring, examining. Having fun through the experience of discovering a new crop, method or taste is what keeps me motivated to return to of the summer or cold of winter. The farmer in me knows that unless my there will not be a garden to return to next season. Productivity is a priority, relegating the untested to the sidelines. My alter each have their triumphs with the un farmer will prevail, and the successes of What did last seasons trials reveal? The Brussels sprouts produced large plants with surprisingly tasty greens, but no discernable sprouts. The purple scallions were only minutely productive tallied against my tried-and-true green onion variety. Interplanting lettuce between established crops was merely a method to feed the cutworms. Growing large slicing tomatoes resulted in a guaranteed blemish on every fruit, whereas the cherry toma mouth delectability. Hoping for naught that eggplant and peppers would produce a viable harvest in the short period be tween the precipitous end of summer and the chilly start of winter. successes, the plan is to focus on what I know grows well, and plant for even more results. The Guardsman variety green onions, started as transplants, will have a growing bed to themselves, not ran domly interplanted throughout the garden between other crops. Collard greens are classic Southern fare, but my U-Pick guests prefer Dinosaur kale 10-to-1. The yellow wax beans are just as productive as the green snap or purple heirloom beans, but appear pale in comparison and always spring season Daikon radishes, although the seeds are three times as expensive, re ally are hesitant to go to seed, lasting until This is not to say there will not be any tweaking of past victories. On my wifes but the best way to grow them is still elu sive. Transplanting from the greenhouse as seedlings has not worked well enough, but direct sowing to the growing beds in cludes a space hogging germination phase. Spinach has never attained a practical caterpillar damage. Beet greens and Swiss chard are essentially the same plant spe cies, so betwixt the two, hopefully our Trading uncooperative plants for the basics 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 email him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > Martin Luther Kings dream meets a steepening mountain Staff opinion King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 26, 2013 King Features Weekly ServiceAugust 26, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS

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