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A NIGHT ON THE ARTSY SIDE INTERESTS, 5 Holiday fun awaits Looking to get out this weekend? Heres whats on tap. CALENDAR, 2 Knights rack up awards Bortles, Johnson and more named All-Americans this week. ATHLETICS, 4 Quick Christmas dessert Bake these cookies in minutes. HEALTHY LIVING, 5 CALENDAR .................... 2 INTERESTS .................... 3 ATHLETICS .................... 4 HEALTHY LIVING ............... 5 VOICES ....................... 7 CLASSIFIEDS ................... 8 MARK YOUR CALENDAR Want a night of holiday fun that gets you into the great outdoors? Come to Wekiwa Springs State Park for a night of holiday music and more. MORE IN CALENDAR, PAGE 2 USPS 00-093 Publisher statement on page 4. In home delivery by Friday, Dec. 20 The distressing attack of Long wood woman by a Florida black bear early this month has created bear responsible and controlling incursions of wildlife into neigh borhoods. The Florida Fish and Wild life Conservation Commission stepped in immediately after a large black bear attacked Susan Chalfant while she walked her two dogs in her gated communi ty off English Ivy Court in Long wood on the night of Dec. 2. Chalfant suffered severe inju ries to the head and face. This incident is the most se rious weve had in the states history, said Florida Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Karen Parker. Weve had about 15 peo ple scratched or injured in some was. Florida Fish and Wildlife have captured six bears since the inci dent by using three large closingcage traps near the site of the at tack, luring them in with donuts, grape jelly and dog food. The two bears that were cap tured and euthanized since the attack were found to have no sued Dec. 17 revealed. A third bear, a large female, captured on Dec. 9 but not killed was found to be a DNA match to the attack. Florida Fish and Wildlife announced that the bear will not be euthanized, but instead transferred to Busch Gar dens in Tampa along with her two already-captured yearlings. A third cub is still unaccounted for, but will be transferred as well if found. Controversy arose over the fate of the other two bears who were captured and euthanized between Dec. 4 and 9. The two adult bears were bear from the incident and were immediately euthanized, without any absolute proof. Samples of DNA from all six bears were sent to a lab in British Columbia to compare them with DNA from the bear that attacked Chalfant. The second and third bear matched the size of the bear that was involved in the incident, so both of those bears were put down, Parker said. This was a very serious inci the bear that was involved. But local residents werent pleased that bears were put down without knowing for sure if they were responsible for the attack. I dont think thats right, said Longwood resident Darrell be sure. Other residents such as Kim Isert from Oviedo blamed in creasing development in the wil derness for forcing the bears into urban areas. I dont think they should have done anything unless they were absolutely, positively certain it was the bear, Isert said. Theres a reason why these bears are in residential areas their natural habitat is being developed; they dont have anywhere else to go. Public safety guided the de partments decision to euthanize the bears, Parker said. We err on the side of pub lic safety; thats our top prior ity, Parker said. I know a lot of people were very upset about that. We dont like putting bears down. The Ocala Forest north of Longwood contains the largest population of black bears in the state, Parker said. Records kept by Florida Fish and Wildlife show that the black bear population has grown steadily thanks to conservation efforts, growing from several hundred in the 1970s to more than 3,000 today. But the number of bear en counters near homes have gone up as well, with numbers kept by Florida Fish and Wildlife show ing record highs over the past 10 years. They received 6,159 calls from residents in 2012 more than quadruple the number they saw in 2002. Florida Fish and Wildlife have one trap remaining in the Long wood neighborhood, along with surveillance cameras, to help it can be reunited with its mother. Where the wild things are TIM FREED The Voice Computerized programs cost ing thousands of dollars to help may not offer the brain boost pro grammers had hoped for, accord ing to research from a University of Central Florida professor. Clinical psychology profes sor Mark Rapport and his team of graduate students compiled 25 different studies monitoring the progress of patients who un derwent facilitative intervention training, a method of treatment based on completing basic tasks on a computer program for ex tended periods of time. The group completed the re year, later receiving a publication in the December issue of the Clin ical Psychology Review. Rapport and his team found that the academic and cogni tive performance of the patients showed little to no meaningful progress a failure caused by the programs unintentional focus on short-term memory. Many of the tasks resemble small memory games, hardly testing the pa tients working memory, which deals with prob lem solving skills commonly di minished for an Rapport said. The pro grams are all designed sup posedly to either train attention or working memo ry, Rapport said. They get in creases in short-term memory, which is nice, but they dont get increases in working memory theres no evidence of that what soever. But facilitative intervention training continues to grow in popularity. Programs developed over the past decade like Cog med, MindSparke and Jungle Memory are now used across the country in school systems to a week for three to 18 weeks can cost families up to $5,000. Rapport and his team began collecting data for the project in 2010, a result of the professors interest in putting the new meth od to the test. The team sifted through thousands of articles 25 studies focusing on facilitative intervention training. Working alongside Rapport was UCF graduate student Sarah Orban, who believes strongly the public in the right direction. I want other researchers to know and other people to know in general that the cognitive train ing programs and the facilitative training programs that exist cur rently arent working, because theyre not targeting the right brain functions, Orban said. What they think theyre target ADHD therapies questioned Please see ADHD on page 2 PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Kids may not be gaining as much as previously thought. from computer programs said to curb ADHD symptoms. TIM FREED The Voice Popular therapies may not be so useful Seminole County residents react to bear captures PHOTO COURTESY OF FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION Bear sightings have reached record num bers in Florida this year.


Page 2 | Dec. 20, 2013 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY DEC. 25, 1914 FAMILY CALENDAR MARY ELOUISE BURNS LONGSTREETMary Elouise Burns Longstreet died peacefully at her daughter Tiffany Broomes home in Chuluota, Florida on November 25, 2013. Elouise was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, James J. Longstreet, mother, Lilly Belle Brock, father, Wilson Arthur Burns, sister, Julia Genevieve Morris and, brother, Dr. L. Dale Simmons. Elouise was born in Cumberland, Maryland May 24, 1918 and raised in West Virginia. She graduated from Roncervert High School where she played rst chair violin and was a member of the Roncevert Girls Club. She attended the Disciples of Christ Christian Church in Elkins West Virginia and later the First Christian Church. A member of the Greatest Generation, she left the West Virginia mountains to work in Baltimore, Maryland assembling munitions for the war effort. In Baltimore she was hired by National Cash Register Company and advanced to supervisory duties. She was transferred to Norfolk, Virginia where she met and Married her husband Jimmy. The couple started their family and lived in Norfolk and Charlottesville, Virginia until being transferred to Fort Pierce, Florida. She was a resident of Fort Pierces South Beach Surfside community for half a century and loved the beach and river environment in which her family thrived. Elouise became a well known and respected artist in the Treasure Coast area. She was selected as the 1989 Artist of the Year by the Fort Pierce Art League where she also served as Vice President, Historian and Membership Chairperson. The Backus Gallery regularly selected her work for exhibition and she won several awards in four-county juried art shows at the gallery. In 2008 she was awarded The Peoples Choice Award at Lafferandre Gallery featuring works of Women of St Lucie County. She possessed an innate appreciation of style, texture and color, which was apparent in her crafts, home decoration and creative sewing. Her preferred art medium was oil but she also worked with acrylics and watercolors. With oil on canvas, using brush and palette knife techniques, depth and texture were achieved bringing life to the subject. She began her formal art instruction at Indian River Community College (IRSC) and continued under the expert direction of local artists such as Lea Shaw and Helen Van Wyk. Elouise loved to walk on surfside beach and the south jetty, to read, and to cook. A 35 year breast cancer survivor, she always had a positive outlook on life, loved music and dancing and had a mischievous sparkle in her eyes. Her greatest treasure was her children and grandchildren and being actively involved in their lives. She is survived by daughters Julia Baggett (Don) of Lake City, Tiffany Broome (Jim) of Chuluota and Denise Stonecipher (Paul) of Banner Elk, North Carolina. She is also survived by her son James Longsteet (Robin) of Fort Pierce. She has ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Donations in honor of Elouise may be made to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 2201 Lucien Way, Suite 100, Maitland, Florida 32751 or to Backus Gallery, 500 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950. ing isnt what theyre targeting. Meanwhile the number of chil tinues to grow. More than 11 per cent of children between the ages of 4 through 17 have been diag States, according to a 2011 study from the Centers for Disease Con trol and Prevention. The number shows a 42 per cent increase from 2003, but Rap port remains skeptical of these is one of the most misdiagnosed disorders in the world. Its being overly diagnosed, in my humble opinion, Rapport said. The reason for that is gen erally youre allowed very little time to make a diagnosis. The rampant diagnosing of tible to receiving incorrect treat ment, Rapport said. Parents and teachers immediately associate an inability to pay attention with several disorders that mirror the same symptom, including depres sion, anxiety and sleep disorders, he said. Rapport suggested that incor rect treatment could even harm the brain. Its scary, Orban said. Whenever a kid comes in and hes having these problems hes 12 or 13 and hes been having problems his whole life and hes been on stimulants and psychotic medications all of this just to realize that they were never diag nosed correctly. Its heartbreaking because you dont know what that could have done to them, especially during their prime brain develop ment stages. Its all about correct diagnosis. Rapport and his team plan to develop their own version of a computer program that focuses on problem solving skills associ ated with active memory, hon ing in on the areas that a patient needs work in by taking a long, thorough look at their cognitive health. They are currently seeking out funding, and hope to receive a grant by the end of next year. ADHD | Scientists say incorrect therapy could harm the brain C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE DEC. 20 Come celebrate a night of music, crafts, a live nativity and childrens play at the Joy of Sharing from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the First United Methodist Church of Oviedo. Its free, and so is the warm soup! Stop by at 263 King St. in Oviedo. For more information, call 407-365-3255 or visit DEC. 21 The Florida Department of Environmen tal Protections Wekiwa Springs State Park will celebrate holiday songs in the park on Saturday, Dec. 21, with the Lake Brantley High School Chorus. This candlelit evening event will showcase the slope looking down on the beautiful spring area. Bring your ashlights, blan kets, chairs and anything you may need to stay comfortable. The Florida State Park Concessions will be open during the event and will have coffee, hot cocoa and dessert. Its free, though donations are welcomed. Its from 7 to 8 p.m. at Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle just west of Longwood. For info, visit Flo Come for a free evening of old-time music at the Geneva Jam at the Geneva Community Center. There is acoustic, toetapping music bluegrass, old country, gospel (and Christmas) to enjoy. Ham burgers, sausages, and hot dogs are for sale at a very modest cost from 6 to 7 p.m. (or until the food runs out). The mu sic starts around 6:30 p.m. If you play an acoustic instrument, come get a chair up front as room permits. A 50/50 rafe is held each month where the winner gets half the pot and the other half of the pot and food proceeds go to the upkeep of the Geneva Community Center. Need some neat Geneva Christmas gifts ? The Geneva Historical Society will be having its annual Historical Society Post Ofce Sale on Dec. 21. We will be selling books, Geneva T-shirts, new Ge neva pink/green hoodies, new Geneva Village Homemaker Cookbooks, old fash ioned stocking stuffer toys, pen and ink or watercolor Geneva prints, etc. We will be under the tree at the Geneva Post Ofce from 9 to 11 a.m. Get those last minute gifts for your Geneva loved ones. DEC. 24 Christmas Eve candlelight services will be held at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Oviedo. The 10 p.m. service will also include a holy communion. 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Seminole Voice | Dec. 20, 2013 | Page 3 IN T ERES T S THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY DEC. 24, 1972 Tin-canned birds hang from the ceiling, colorful vending ma chines disburse painted art blocks, and eclectic artworks dangle from every wall. There is much for the eyes to be dazzled by at Jeanine Taylors Folk Art Gallery. I got fascinated with Southern Folk Art at a young age; untrained artists usually living in rural en vironments, using materials at hand. And the more I looked into it, the more I realized there was a Artists that people were collect ing, Jeanine Taylor said. Although Taylors true love is Folk Art, her gallery in Sanford is the home to much more than just that. We have eight studios and 12 working artists that rent the stu dios and work here in front of the public, she said. This works out really well. People have a place to and have it on sale, and if theyre not here we will sell the piece for them. Jeanine Taylors Folk Art Gal lery is just one of the many art galleries that opens its doors to the Sanford Art Walk every fourth Friday of the month from 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Sanford focuses on local venues in walking dis tance and we really showcase lo cal, original art, said Mary Shaw, gallery manager of Jeanine Taylor Folk Art. Its an opportunity for people to see different artwork every month and enjoy refresh ments. The Art Walk is a free event, open to the public that features a variety of venues: Framing 508 Gallery of Art, Gallery on First, Art, and Jeanine Taylor Folk Art are just a few that participate. The community loves it, Tay lor said. We have a lot of regulars that make it their Friday entertainment, so its worked out very nicely. Its a very, very good event for all the galler ies down here. Bob Mier has had a studio at Jeanine Taylors gallery for three in landscapes and Florida wild life. I paint the areas back up the beaten path the areas of Florida that tourists seldom see, but the natives remember, he said. I think I would go crazy if I couldnt come in here and paint every day. event for the community of San ford to come together. The Art Walk has been ex tremely well received by the com munity, Mier said. Sanford is a laid back, up-and-coming com munity and its nice to see peo ple coming out and walking the streets at night for Art Walk. Shaw said the Sanford Art Walk not only inspires people to enjoy art, but to enjoy a historic community that some may have shied away from. I think people that come out are really surprised at the high caliber and standards of how charming downtown is, and I think the Art Walk really does a one-eighty on peoples impres sion of Sanford, Shaw said. We have a really strong arts commu nity here and we want people to come out and support it and sup port their local economy. Walk on the creative side PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Jeanine Taylor poses with art at her gallery in Sanford, part of the Art Walk that draws in hundreds once a month. KRISTY VICKERY The Voice Oviedo ER is located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426 with easy access from W. Broadway Street. For all your familys emergencies big and small Central Florida Regional Hospital brings ef cient, high-quality emergency care to the Oviedo community with the opening of our Oviedo ER. The 11,000-square-foot freestanding ER features: Adult and pediatric emergency care Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory servicesCaring for Oviedo EMERGENCY EXP ER TS Now Open 24/7!


Page 4 | Dec. 20, 2013 | Seminole Voice As the Knights football team heads toward Christmas, theyre getting some gifts early for being good this year. Though their big gest bowl game in program his tory is a week and a half away, theyre being heaped with awards and accolades from around the nation. Quarterback Blake Bortles, running back Storm Johnson and offensive linemen Chris Martin and Jordan McCray were all listed to the Sporting News All-Ameri can Athletic Conference Team this week. No word on why McCrays identically performing twin brother Justin, who plays opposite him on the offensive line, was not also listed. On defense, linebacker Terrance Plummer, cornerback Jacoby Glenn and safety Clayton Geathers also made the AllAmerican list. But the big gest accolades fell on Bortles and UCF foot George OLeary, with Bortles earning Player of the Year and OLeary snag ging Coach of the Year. OLearys vot ing was unani mous. Both had been instrumen tal in engineer ing the under rated Knights rise from unranked at the start of the season all the way to No. 15 in the BCS Standings to end the reg ular season, setting team records along the way. We have had our ups and downs, but I think that the con sistency of the program and the culture of the program is in place to move forward and to continue to get better each and every year, OLeary said at a press conference after the team learned it would play Baylor in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1. The team will bring one of its youngest squads theyve had in recent years, with only eight seniors in the lineup. Mens basketball Meanwhile on the court the Knights have broken out of a two game slump that they hit on the road after upsetting Miami just before Thanksgiving. The Knights beat Stetson 77-58 on Dec. 7 and faced Jacksonville at home Dec. 17 coming up this weekend. Its a four-team shootout be tween the Knights, Rio Grande, Southeastern and Valparaiso, tip ping off at 4 p.m. Dec. 21 with the Knights playing Rio Grande. Then Sunday theyll face Valparaiso at 2:30 p.m. AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY DEC. 26, 1908 Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 Volume 23, Issue 51 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COM Orlando, FL 32835-5705 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery COLUMNISTS Janet Foley Sandi Vidal Tom Carey Karen Phillips Josh Garrick ADVERTISING SALES Deborah Sheehy 407.563.7009 LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISING Ashley McBride 407.286.0807 SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Luana Baez 407.563.7013 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 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 2013 Member of: Knights get early presents ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529) Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Quarterback Blake Bortles is weighing his options after speculation that he could be drafted by the NFL as a junior.


Seminole Voice | Dec. 20, 2013 | Page 5 HEA T HLY LIVING Air Force, and my mother, An geline, was a homemaker. They didnt have a lot of money to buy Christmas presents for my three siblings and me. One thing they did give us was lots of love, great food and faith in God and in the future, no matter how bleak things might look in the present. The beauty of my childhood is that I never knew that we didnt have much money. When I became an adult, I made a personal decision to ac cept Jesus Christ and become a Christian. My decision has beau tifully and wonderfully shaped my life and my faith. It takes a great faith to carry on in the midst of the challenges that we all face day in and day out. Unlike earthly things, which become worn and depleted when used time after time, faith becomes even stronger and more abundant the more its used. I often hear about people los ing faith. If you feel like that, all I can say is that lost things are of ten found in the most unexpected places and at the most unexpect ed times. Ive misplaced things, thinking that they were lost, only for something else. The thing Id thought Id lost was there all the time, waiting for me to discover it again. Faith is like that. Some times when you think youve reached the end of your ability to believe, something or someone comes along to shore you up so that you can go on. I have great faith in the future and in the ability of the Ameri can people to persevere in these country and hold fast to the faith and the moral principles America was founded upon. No matter what your circumstances might be, hold on to hope, preserve and cherish your familys heritage and memories, and most importantly faith. While the holidays pose their own special set of personal and time to appreciate and treasure the priceless things in our lives love, faith and family. While I live my life in a way that cele brates Christ everyday, Christ mas is a special time and one of my favorite holidays. Some of my best Christmas memories are linked to the dishes my mother made dur ing the holidays. This recipe for my Moms Butter Cookies is a simple dessert from my childhood. Making and sharing these delicious cookies is almost as fun as eating them! Merry Christmas, keep the faith, and have a blessed holiday season! Angela Shelf Medearis is an awardwinning childrens author, culinary historian and author of seven cookbooks. Her new cookbook is The Kitchen Divas Diabetic Cookbook. Her website is To see how-to videos, recipes and more, like Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva!, on Facebook and go to Recipes may not be reprinted without permission from Angela Shelf Medearis. 2013 King Features Synd. Inc Christmas: faith, family and food Mandelas nal lesson Nelson Mandela has united the hearts of people who would normally not give each other the time of day. President Obama and Boehner, U2s Bono and Khloe Kardashian have each in their own way heaped praise on this gi ant of a man. We would have expected nothing less for a man who man aged to hold disaffected Africans and frightened Afrikaners together to form a new nation. on why Mandela was such a compelling me that somehow he embodied the human qualities most of us would like to have in our lives. Mandela called forth the commit ment to justice that many of us keep silent extraordinary forgiveness, which we know to be right but somehow fall short of in circumstances seem to cloud for many of for all people. Nelson Mandela was far from perfect In fact, he did tell us in his autobiography, cially remorseful over his less than stellar family performance. Nelson Mandela was not perfect, but he was a great man who touched all but his starkest enemies with a grace that brought out the best in them. Even former President George W. 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Soon, 2013 and all its warts will be leaving us. Grandfather (and Grandmother) Time will bring us a new year, a chance for a new start. Many of us will make New Years res olutions. Some resolutions will stick. Others may vaporize can you in crease the odds of being in the success group? Prepare well. Change comes in stages. Decid ing you want to make a change, step. Resolve your ambivalence. Maybe you want to quit smoking. You think of how it will get oth ers to stop nagging you and how much money you will save. But also, think about why you want to do it. Think about why you smoke and what you enjoy about it. Think of the balance between the enjoyments you get from smoking compared to the ben you will do instead of your smoke breaks. Be honest with yourself so you can address your mixed feel ings. Or maybe you want to lose weight, but you really do enjoy sweets. You have to think your way through the tradeoffs be tween the pleasure of the sweets (a moment on the lips, forever on the hips). Think your way to ap preciating the healthier foods, not as a deprivation of the foods you usually have, but as a new, en joyable way of eating. Until you resolve your mixed feelings and the tradeoffs for the changes you want to make, you are likely to sabotage your own efforts. Plan how you will do your change. Set some realistic goals with smaller goals along the path. For example, you may want to lose 30 pounds. Be good to pounds as your initial challenge. Break it down more. Plan your physical activity. Plan your sec ond day. Plan how you will work around obstacles. For example, if your plan is to walk every day, plan what you will do when it is raining or if someone invites you to do something else at that time. (Tip: Activities planned early in Page 6 | Dec. 20, 2013 | Seminole Voice One Senior Place ... 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Happy Holiday!Calendar of Events December 2013 Beat your resolution apathy in 2014 FAITH | Resolve to be a complete human sionary and historical. These are things to which we aspire, but so seldom see lived out before our eyes. And when we do see it, it takes our breath away. We saw it in Nelson Mandela. We saw it in Mother Teresa. Maybe you have observed it from time-to-time in C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 As we head into the Christ mas season, I am reminded of another man for all seasons: Jesus Christ. I think one of the reasons people of all faiths and even no faith are still attracted to taught what it means to be fully than human he was the Son of us. Not only does he inspire us with our living, but he transforms us through his dying and rising. Great human role models inspire us to live better lives; Jesus Christ actually empowers us to do so more successfully. ity stirred up by recollections of Mandelas greatness, remember there is someone who can trans form those longings into action. the gift, the Gospel of John puts it this way: From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:1617 May you taste that grace this Christmas! Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo Health Action the day may be easier to do, with fewer competing demands on your time.) Focus on the journey, not just the end. Maybe you are planning to go to the gym frequently. Plan when you will go and what you will wear. Buying the right footwear direction. Putting on your walk ing shoes every day for a week might be your starting point for a plan to walk 20 minutes a day. Walking 10 minutes a day during week two might be the next step. Everyone is different, with differ ent goals and obstacles, different baby steps and big steps. Figure out what is right for you. Set a start date. Jan. 1 is a popu lar one. Implement your plan. Ex pect you may veer off your path a few times but dont let that deter you from your goals. That is nor mal but no reason to not get right back on track. Reward yourself in positive ways for each successful day. Plan to assess your progress Jan. 15 and revise your strategy if necessary. If you practice your healthy change for six weeks to six months, you are on your way to making it a regular part of your life. The longer you stay on track, the more likely you are to succeed in making the change a perma nent one. So go ahead. Be bold. Com mit yourself to make one healthy change. Plan, prepare, start small, build, continue, and succeed. Not quite so simple, but you get the idea. 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Seminole Voice | Dec. 20, 2013 | Page 7 VOI C ES Before every home had a refrigerator, families preserved their food using several methods. Florida homesteads, not having root cellars, relied on salting, brining, canning, jerking, and dehydrating to save the harvest for a later date. Luckily, a year round growing season, hunting, or a stop at the local trading post kept most of our states early residents from starving. (For detailed descriptions, please read The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings or A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith). But in our modern era, we have thrown the baby out with the bathwater, as many of lost to our diets when we resorted to a sole means of food storage in our kitchens icebox. Many of the bumper crops we grow in the cooler months can be preserved for our hot summer off-season by using the simple and practical method of lacto-fermentation or pro-biotic pickling. Sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, yogurt, or sourdough bread are a few of the remaining examples of these once common foods that are be ing lost to history. Although the name of lacto brings to mind dairy products, it really refers to the type of bacteria used to make cheese, not the milk. More than the preserved harvest itself, these trillions of micro-organisms play an important part of our health, especially in our intestines, digesting our food for us. I plant red radishes in every open patch of my garden, producing a crop in a mere 30 days. Upon harvest, thoroughly clean the radishes, remove the stem and root ends, and slice the bulbs as thin as possible. Prepare a brine solution using pickling salt at a rate of 1 tablespoon of salt to 2 cups of water. Pack the radishes into a clean glass jar to within an inch of the top and pour in the brine, carefully covering the slices. Loosely seal the lid to allow any pressure to escape. Place the jar on a saucer in a cool, convenient counter top location. lacto-bacteria from culturing the intended foodstuffs. The fermentation will begin within a few days, as indicated by the formation of small bubbles. After 3 or 4 days, retire the jar to the refrigerator. These pickled radishes (Kimchi) should be ready to eat in 2 weeks. The radish tops can receive the same treatment to create a batch of Pickled Rapini (Sauerkraut). We are just getting started; there are thousands of recipes. (For more info, please visit per To change is to learn and to learn is to change. That was often the advice given to me by my mentor in life, Lew Treen, a war veteran, semi-pro baseball player, high school principal and coach. One of the most important principles I have learned is that you never should stop to the really tough questions just cant be solved using the knowledge you currently have in your head. I bring this up as the executive director for UCFs Executive Development Center in downtown Orlando. Every week I have the privilege of interviewing applicants for UCFs professional and executive Master of Business Administration programs who are wondering whether to continue their higher education. Can you recall a situation at work when you thought to yourself, I really am not sure how to solve this problem? Or My boss gave me a new project; Where should I start? Or My team brought me sev eral solutions to a problem; how should I evaluate them? We dont have unlimited time to learn, so I tell those applicants that focusing on rewarding learning opportunities, such as an MBA, is important. Questions regarding the right time to start an MBA come up nearly every time I interview a prospective student. You probably know by now that life rarely follows the path that is directly in front of you. I experienced this when I was just 9 years old. For a year I was admitted to a home for disabled children because I could not walk and was told I would never walk again. I couldnt walk because three days earlier I had spent most of the day setting the worlds record (Im sure) for 9-yearolds jumping on a pogo stick. Life does not get any more predictable as you get older, either. We cant always predict the perfect time to get your MBA, but youll know its the right time for you when your excuses for not getting your degree will be out pursuing it. I had the good fortune to work for General Electric right after I completed my engineering degree. I was selected to par ticipate in a two-year leadership develop ment program. I worked in four different assignments for six months each. Not one of the assignments was in engineering. I later learned that 75 percent of all GE senior executives were graduates of this leadership program. GE cross-trained us so we knew something about all the areas in the company to better prepare us for our future positions. The company believed in training employees before they needed it. I have personally followed this phi losophy since then and it seems to work very well. While getting your MBA doesnt guarantee your next promotion or suc cess in your own business, having the knowledge that youll obtain from your degree should enable you to make better decisions and work from a more strategic perspective. My decision to go back to school and get my MBA was driven primarily by questions like those above. It was about eight years after undergraduate school and I was getting more and more involved capital investments. I realized that I did not have the business-analysis tools to determine if the projects should be under taken. Within three months of completing my MBA, I was offered the opportunity to run a new division of the company. I learned later that I was selected to interview for the position because I recently completed my MBA, which has opened up many doors throughout my career. Choosing to start your MBA is a deci sion to be respected and celebrated. For those who decide that now is the time to start, there are always options to consider at UCF. My staff and I are always available for advice. I tell my students that a good MBA program gives you the knowledge to start a business, to run a business, and to turn a business around. It will not make you a specialist or prepare you for every situa tion you may encounter in business, but it will expose you to the most important and how to hire the right support resource for the business. Also, if you have a technical undergrad uate degree, obtaining an MBA is a very powerful complimentary degree, as it will give you the principles needed to use your technical skills in business situations. In the book Adventures in Wonder land, Lewis Carroll wrote the following about a decision Alice had to make: One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I dont know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesnt matter. Lew Treen, my mentor, would advise you to look ahead and decide what you want to change and what you want to learn, so youll know which way to go at your next fork in the road of life. Bob Porter is executive director of downtown Orlandos Executive Development Center, part of the University of Central Floridas College of Business Administration. He can be reached at RPorter@bus. A whole new pickle: Tales of food preservation To change is to learn and to learn is to change 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 WHO IS CAREY > King Features Weekly ServiceDecember 16, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS BOB PORTER UCF Forum Columnist THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY DEC. 23, 1946


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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creative approach leads to a quickerthan-expected solution to a workplace problem. Now you can devote more time to that proposal you hope to introduce by midmonth. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Tech nological glitches create problems early on. But by midweek, all runs smoothly once again, and youre well and truly on your way to meeting all your deadlines. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are high, and you feel you can handle everything that comes along. But try to take a break from your hectic pace for some quiet time with someone close to you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Before you pounce on that shiny new oppor tunity, take more time to check it out to see how much substance actually lies beneath all that glitter. A family mem ber has important news. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A personal situation you thought was resolved resurfaces, thanks to a possibly well-intentioned move that went awry. Deal with it as soon as possible. Accept the help of a trusted friend. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That goal you set way back when is finally in sight. Maintain your focus on achieving it, and dont allow your self to be distracted by unimportant demands for your attention. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) A temperamental flare-up creates negative feelings that need to be dealt with immediately. But things once again go well after the apologies are made and hurt feelings are soothed. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An early impulsive act causes confusion. But all is smoothed over once explanations are made. Expect a friend or family member to ask for your kind and always wise advice. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might have to do some juggling of your priorities, as a person al matter appears to require more time and attention. Put your pride aside and accept help from those who offer it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Your creative aspect is strong. 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Virginia (Merrimack) the first time two ironclads faced each other in a naval engagement. Jan. 5, 1920, the New York Yankees major-league baseball club announces its purchase of the heavyhitting outfielder George Herman Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox for the sum of $125,000. The deal paid off as Ruth went on to smash his own home run record in 1920, hitting 54 homers. Jan. 1, 1946, on the island of Corregidor, in Manila Bay, 20 Japa nese soldiers approach a lone soldier literally waving a white flag. The soldiers had been living in an under ground tunnel and only discovered that the war was over by reading it in the newspaper. Jan. 3, 1967, Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner who killed the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy, dies of cancer in a Dallas hospital. The Texas Court of Appeals recently had overturned his death sentence for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald and was scheduled to grant him a new trial. 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