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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 FREE Published weekly SEMINOLEVOICE.COM PRAYER HALTED? SCHOOL SAYS NO EVIDENCE THIS WEEK, 3 Ice cream for needy families Event this weekend will help families with kids in the hospital. INTERESTS, 4 Oviedos racecar Tebow Help this driver make it to the next level, just by clicking his site. ATHLETICS, 6 Want a nicer garden? Home and Garden show begins. CULTURE, 9 CALENDAR .................... 2 INTERESTS .................... 4 ATHLETICS .................... 6 CULTURE ..................... 9 VOICES ...................... 11 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 12 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR ....... B1 Since 1991 | WINNER OF 8 FLORIDA PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS | Serving Greater Oviedo/Winter Springs MARK YOUR CALENDAR Get your kids (or just yourselves) out into nature before it heats up! Theres a spring nocturnal animals hike at the Chuluota Wilderness Area this weekend. MORE IN CALENDAR, PAGE 2 USPS 00-093 Publisher statement on page 2. In home delivery by Friday, April 4 Winter Springs most recent arrest in an ongoing county-wide synthetic drug investigation may have removed a major manufac turer from the area a local resi dent with a peculiar method of creating the toxic product. Police arrested Patrick We ber, 22, at his home on Fisher Road last week upon conduct ing a search of his residence and business along State Road 419. eral bags of synthetic marijuana, $2,500 in currency, hundreds of pipes and bongs intended for sale, and a cement mixer used to create the synthetic marijuana once it had been sprayed with an assortment of chemicals. Weber faces charges for pos session of hallucinogens with intent to sell, possession of con trolled substances without a pre scription, possession of marijuana and possession of drug parapher nalia. The Winter Springs resident could see additional charges for the manufacture of synthetic can nabinoids once the test results for his product come back from the Florida Department of Law En forcement. [Were trying to] root out and killing our youth, who are giving this product to our youth, selling this product and getting them hooked on this product, Win ter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle said. These kids dont realize what theyre ingesting into their systems. An undercover investiga tion over the past two months led authorities to Webers door, building evidence against him with two separate purchases of the synthetic marijuana at an of away from the Winter Springs po lice station. But the most disturbing thing discovered during the investiga tion were the chemicals sprayed on the product, Brunelle said. Police found acetone among We bers batch of substances alleg edly used in the creation process a chemical commonly used in cleaners and nail polish remov ers. Apparently they spray these Babies and toddlers arrive to the class looking groggy, new borns gazing out of their car riers at the ceiling, not excited about much, unengaged with their environment. But then the toys come out, moms speak in excited voices, encouraged to make eye contact with their chil dren, to describe in detail the rattle theyre holding, its shape, color and use. Parents dangle colored material in front of ba bies eyes, and tiny arms reach to touch something brand new to them. A little boy who was so shy, hiding in his moms lap, gets a musical toy and beams with a smile, a little girl hears her mom and dad sing her name and she giggles. Eyes go from glazed to engaged, searching their en vironment, eager to learn and absorb every word, expression and touch from their parent. You could just see the little brain cells excited and thirsty, said Nicole Lemon, a social worker with Seminole County Public Schools. SCPS recently began a new program called Great Start Pathways to Success that aims to encourage parents to strengthen their babys reading and lan guage skills later in life through reading to them as newborns. The program starts with a gift bag for every new Seminole County parent, given to them at the hospital, which includes books, a guide to their babys developmental milestones and a resource directory for parents who may need extra help from the county. From the time the baby is born we want to let the families know that we really care about that child, and we want to be part of the process of the child being successful when they do enter school, said Marjorie Murray, who helped develop the program and is director of special projects for SCPS. And educating children from birth is incredibly important, Murray said, because 90 per cent of the core brain structure years of life. Theres so much out there that tells us that were missing an opportunity if we cant do something to try and help fami lies from a very early age under stand the importance of talking with their child, reading with their child, building the vocabu lary, she said. Because that is the single factor that is going to make a difference on whether theyre succeeding once they do go into kindergarten and be yond. The statistics are compel ling. Research shows that lowincome children lag behind their high-income counterparts at school entry by 16 months in vocabulary. Language skills ear ly on determine future reading and writing success, and theres a huge gap in exposure to lan guage for children raised in families preschoolers hear 2,300 words an hour, while in low-in come homes they hear just 600 Helping kids before its too late Police bust synthetic drug lab TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICE Parents can accelerate childrens learning with an innovative new program. PHOTOS COURTESY OF WINTER SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT Improvised tools and toxic chemicals were found in a police raid. Please see EDUCATION on page 3 Please see BUST on page 3 Great Start program teaches parents to be Winter Springs police shut down lab that used cement mixer BRITTNI LARSON The Voice

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Page 2 | April 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice COME REGISTER FOR CAMP The Winter Springs Parks and Recre ation Department will hold summer camp registration for Winter Springs residents on Saturday, April 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Winter Springs Civic Cen ter; 400 N. Edgemon Ave. The camp is for students entering rst through sixth grade in the fall of 2014, and costs $90 per-week for Winter Springs residents and $110 per-week for non-residents. The camp features three eld trips per week included in the weekly fee. Regis tration for non-residents begins on April 7 at the Central Winds Park administra tive ofces. CERTIFIED SELLERS Real estate consultant Lisa DAloise and senior move coach Michele Moon both with Keller Williams Advantage Realty, recently earned the Certied Senior Housing Professional designa tion from the Seniors Real Estate In stitute Awarded only to a select number of real estate professionals in any market, the CSHP designation equips senior housing professionals to serve the distinct needs of seniors and their families. APRIL 5 The 13th annual Palm Valley Art Show and Festival offers art, door prizes, a si lent auction, rafes and games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at Palm Valley Club house, 500 E. Palm Valley Dr. in Oviedo. APRIL 6 The Pop Up Pianos Seminole Finale concert and auction will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. Eleven pianos decorat ed by area artists will be played and auc tioned off in a fundraiser for the Steinway Society of Central Florida, Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center and Seminole Cul tural Arts Council. Call 407-339-3771 or visit popuppiano.com APRIL 7 Come join the Oviedo-Winter Springs Re gional Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the new Panera Bread from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at 205 E. Mitchell Ham mock Road in Oviedo. APRIL 9 The Oviedo Businesswomen Network will meet at Tuscawilla Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 at 1500 Win ter Springs Blvd. in Winter Springs. Visit oviedowintersprings.org Friday, April 4, 2014 Volume 24, Issue 14 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 EDITORS Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Tim Freed 407.563.7054 TFreed@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ARTS EDITOR Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes 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 ADVERTISING SALES Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@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 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 2014 Notes APRIL 4 Food Truck Crazy arrives at Crooms Academy in Sanford for another food truck event from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Stop by for an array of gourmet food trucks. Visit foodtruckcrazy.com for more info. APRIL 5 The 5th annual UCF Book Festival is one of Floridas premier literary events. The festival draws thousands of readers of all ages annually and features nation ally recognized authors and illustrators, author panel discussions, book signings and sales, vendors, cooking demonstra tions, and activities for all ages. Its from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 5 at CFE Arena, 50 N. Gemini Blvd. in Orlando. Admission and parking are free. Visit bookfestival.ucf.edu for more information. The monthly Oviedo Farmers Market will be Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Lawton House. There will be a Nocturnal Animals Night Hike from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chuluota Wil derness Area on Saturday, April 5. Chil dren must be at least 7 years of age and accompanied by an adult. The cost is $3 per person. Pre-registration is required for all hikes, and space is limited. Register at Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park, or Sylvan Lake Park or call 407-349-0959 to learn more. The First United Methodist Church of Oviedo will host the ZOE Race 5K and one-mile run/walk/kids fun run at 8 a.m. on April 5 to benet the ZOE Ministry, which offers hope to children vulner able to the affects of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, and Rwanda. The ZOE Race raises money to provide needed funding for the ZOE Orphan Em powerment Project, which provides train ing, activities and healthcare education to orphans in need. The race features a live band, face painting, balloon animals, kidfriendly games, coupons, giveaways, and bounce houses. Register at zoerace.com APRIL 5-6 The 2014 Oviedo-Winter Springs Relay for Life will kickoff at Lawton Elemen tary at 5 p.m. on April 5, and run through into the morning of April 6 with commu nity members walking to celebrate cancer survivors and raise money for a cure. Visit facebook.com/acsrelayoviedowinter springs for more information. FAMILY CALENDAR Presented by: Friday May 23, Concert 6pm 10pm Sat May 24, Festival 10am 6pm BBQBLOWOUT.orgLocated at Calendar

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Seminole Voice | April 4, 2014 | Page 3 vice president of sales for Cha risma House, a Christian book publisher based out of Lake Mary which is releasing a book titled God Less America: Real Stories the Front Lines of the At tack on Traditional Values, writ ten by Fox News radio host Todd Starnes. Marcos said he didnt have any ulterior motives regarding the YouTube video. For me its not about any thing with what Im doing here at work, he said. All Im after is an apology from the school board. No one present at the lunch room that day recalls a teacher telling a student not to pray, said Michael Lawrence, communica Public Schools. He stressed that the school system doesnt take any issue with students praying. We do not have a policy that would prevent a child from pray ing at lunch, Lawrence said. Theyre more than able to do that. The Liberty Institute of Plano, Texas, reached out the Perez fam ily after seeing the video, offer ing to represent them in a legal sent a letter to the school request ing an apology. Seminole County Public Schools doesnt plan to give a public apology due to lack of evidence that the incident took place, Lawrence said. The kindergartener still holds to her beliefs regardless of the in cident, Kathy said. I consoled her and told her she did the right thing, that it was the right thing to do to say It is good to pray, Kathy said. I feel pleased and blessed that she still thinks that its good to pray. THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY APRIL 8, 563 B.C Buddhists celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Gautama Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha, son of the king of the Sakya kingdom, located on the borders of present-day Nepal and India. words. And by the time children reach 4 years old in a profes sional family theyve heard 46 million words, while a child in a family in poverty has heard 14 million words, Murray said. The Great Start program hopes to reach those at-risk fami lies who are in poverty, and the moms who havent gotten their high school diploma, are only teenagers themselves, or are raising children on their own. The program does that by offering parenting classes on how to read to their children, to play in a way that strength ens language skills, gives safety tips and helps with bonding. alongs, reading books aloud and showing and talking about toys with their babies. The Great Start team wants every child to have the opportunity to enter kinder garten with the knowledge they need to succeed, to not have to work to catch up for their whole school careers. We acknowledge that par er, so we want to tap into the resource by educating the par ents, said Yvonne Oliveras, a lead educator on the Great Start team. If you can set that tone right from birth, it becomes a pattern, a routine, and theyll continu ously do it daily to reinforce it, said Sandra Petty, another edu cator on the team. Theyve seen that happen already in just a couple classes. For one mom and her baby in the class, the teachers could tell neither was used to that sort of interaction together. The baby and her mom could see the ben The little synapses in her brain are connecting every time you read to her, every time you talk with her, every time you experience something in her en vironment with her, and it was amazing the transformation in the child, and the mother herself understood it in a very short 20 minutes, she could see the differ ence in her own child, Murray said. Another mom, who had al ready been reading to her son, said she never really thought to use giving toys to him as an op portunity to build vocabulary by describing them while they played. She said shes deter mined to do whatever she can to make her son a success at school. Its important for my baby to read and learn, and for me to learn different things that I child, Lisa Staley said. I want him to have the best start pos sible. chemicals onto the leaves in order to cause that high or that eupho ria that they get from smoking this product, Brunelle said. This is that stuff that is damaging our children out there, causing them to get sick, die and act crazy. The Seminole County Sheriffs local businesses selling synthetic marijuana, arresting 10 suspects at various locations in Casselberry, Winter Springs, Chuluota and Al tamonte Springs last month. Police seized 795 packages of synthetic drugs and more than 500 items of drug paraphernalia. This is just the beginning, Cannaday told the Seminole Voice in January. We want to get the message out that stores should not be selling these products, that they are subject to arrest and that its people to ingest. EDUCATION | Rich kids fare better BUST | Synthetic drugs included sprayed-on paint thinner C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE FORUMS Small Business www.mica.house.govU.S. Congressman J ohn L. MicaSponsored by Learn about Federal, state and local resources to develop or expand business. Experts from the Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce, Seminole State College Small Business Development Center, Enterprise Florida and local banks. SBA Programs & Financing Federal Market Contracting Exporting Agency ExpertsWhen:Where: 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765 For questions or assistance 407-657-8080 Oviedo 407-366-0833 386-860-1499 This is that stuff that is damaging our children out there, causing them to get sick, die and act crazy. For more information about Great StartPathways to Success and the parenting classes offered by SCPS, contact 407-320-3945 or greatstart@scps.us IMAGE CAPTURED FROM YOUTUBE This Oviedo 5-year-old told her parents she couldnt pray in school, after a cafeteria worker allegedly stopped her. Seminole County Schools says theres no evidence of the claim. An Oviedo family claims their 5-year-old daughter was told not to pray during her kindergarten lunch period at Carillon Elemen tary School last month a re port thats sparked controversy throughout the Seminole County Public School system, and raised questions about what the fam ilys motivation may be for re leasing a video about it. Marcos and Kathy Perez say their daughter told them she was about to pray over her lunch when she was stopped by a lunchroom teacher. I was about to pray and say something to Jesus, the Ovie do girl said to a camera-phone held by her father, in a video the family posted on YouTube. (Watch the video here: http:// bit.ly/1hhTVnl) My lunch teacher told when I was about to say something, she said Youre not allowed to pray. Its not good. The YouTube video, posted last week, went viral, gaining more than 85,000 views since then. It also has links for the press to follow to get in touch with Marcos, who works as the Silenced prayer? TIM FREED The Voice Parent says no link to his company selling war on religion book

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Page 4 | April 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice IN T ERES T S THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY APRIL 9, 1939 Easter Sunday, more than 75,000 people come to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to hear black contralto Marian Anderson give a free concert. The Daughters of the American Revolution denied her the right to perform at Constitution Hall because of her race. Each night, Christy and Jason Roschen were able to put their newborn Macy to bed. Like any it precious and special to do these tasks that eventually become an everyday routine putting little toes into pink pajamas, nuzzling soft cheeks while reading a bed time story, and kissing their tiny Macy before she was laid down in her bed. But when they laid Macy down to go to sleep, it was in a hospitals crib instead of the one they had ready for her at home, nearly an hour away. And despite home be ing so far away, every night they were able to be so close to her at bedtime, because they made a new home right across the street from Florida Hospital for Chil dren at the Ronald McDonald House. Each evening theyd leave the hospital and be warmly wel comed by people who understood what they were going through, be it other parents in the same situa tion or the people who worked at the House. It was always with open arms, Christy said. First words out of their mouths when they saw you was, How is Macy? There are two Ronald McDon ald Houses in the Central Florida area where families whose chil dren are being treated in nearby hospitals can stay for free. Both houses have served more than 20,000 families since opening in 1996, where they have their own private room and bathroom with common areas to have meals, re lax and let their other children play. Stays average 11 days, but can go up to a year in some cases. The alternative for most families before the homes were built were to not be able to see their child each day, make long commutes, or sleep on cots or chairs, or even in cars. This weekend, the public has a chance to help the organization continue to serve more families in need by attending the fourth annual Ice Cream Social on April 6 at the Winter Park Civic Center. At the So cial, you can try ice cream frozen by liquid nitrogen, create your can have fun getting their faces painted or watching a ventrilo quist perform. Organizers say its an impor tant cause because a parents touch can make all the difference in the comfort of a sick child. We know for a fact that chil dren heal better, and in many cas es faster, if their families are close man for the event. Thats what the nurses kept telling the Roschens. Your touch is the only thing thats going to make her better, Christy said. Macy was born with intestinal issues, and had to stay in the hos having 14 inches of her small in testine removed a serious pro cedure. During that time, rather than making the hour trek from Cocoa to the hospital every day or sleeping in a chair in their daugh ters room, Christy and Jason were able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House, which is within walking distance. So despite their fear of bump ing the scars Macy had accumu lated already as a newborn, and Helping parents with sick kids BRITTNI LARSON The Voice PHOTO BY BRITTNI LARSON THE VOICE Christy and Jason Roschen could be near their daughter thanks to Ronald McDonald House. Ice Cream Social will House Charities Cullen & Hemphill PLC present the Eleventh Annual Poster art by Shari Sherman EVE NT SPON S ORS:A B E N E FIT FOR TH E S E B AS TIA N HAUL F UND H E LPING GR E YHOUND S R EA CH TH E IR N E W F A MILIES For more information or artist/vendor space: ART FESTIVAL FEATURING PET R ELATED ARTISTS, VENDORS AND ADO PTION ORGANIZATIONS Please see KIDS on next page The fourth annual Ice Cream Social takes place April 6 from at the Winter Park Civic Center from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to support the Ronald McDonald House Donald Houses, where families whose children are being treated in nearby hospitals can stay for free. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7, or in advance for $5 by contact about the Ronald McDonald House and learn more about setting up a stay, visit ronaldmcdonaldhouseorlando.org

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Seminole Voice | April 4, 2014 | Page 5 the worry of grazing the IV in her head, Macys mom and dad cud dled and kissed their daughter. And they wouldnt have been able to do that nearly as much without the Ronald McDonald House. And while it took a bit to ad just, the Roschens made both their and Macys rooms a home, deco rating for each holiday they spent there a tinsel heart sparkled on Macys window for Valentines Day, and during Christmastime a 2-foot tree weighed down with as in the Roschens room. It felt like home, you made it home, Jason said. So did the people there. Chris tys best friend is a mom she met at the Ronald McDonald House. Orlando has become a second home for the family, who chose to keep Macys Orlando doctor despite the long drive from Co coa. And the trips are also a chance to visit the nurs es who became family at Florida Hospital and the employees at the Ronald McDon ald House. And now, a healthy 2-yearold Macy goes with her parents to visit the Ronald McDonald House they made a home for her days and milestones. ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Dry ice ice cream will entice and delight this Sunday. KIDS | Ice Cream Social event will help parents comfort kids C ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please join us on Friday, April 18th, 2014 Prevent Identity Theft and attend*No binders, compact discs or notebooks can be shredded. Boxes can not be discarded on bank premises. SHRED FEST!Enjoy refreshments while your condential documents are being shredded.* Sponsored by: Management & PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE More than 500 racers came out for the Rescue Run 5K in Lake Mary on March 27, with Lake Helens Jeremy Davidson, right, winning overall with a 17:20 time, and April Darrow, above right, winning the womens division with a time of 21:17. PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Celtic Wave brought the luck of the Irish to Art and Music in the Park on March 14 in Casselberrys Lake Concord Park, as food truck lovers danced. Rescue Run 5K Art and Music goes green

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Page 6 | April 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 8, 1989 Jason Rosarius remembers the pileup into the concrete wall like it was yesterday. He can see it, hear it, feel it in his hands and feet. The roar of the engine replaced by shredding tires and violent crunches. Then the cheering, and the trophy. A little thing like another driver putting Jason into a wall doesnt scare him easily. Hes wanted to be on a racetrack since he was old enough to watch Formula One with his grandfather in his birth place in Germany. When he took the wheel for startled an Orlando Speedworld high-speed practice laps, his step mother told the man, Hes been around that track a million times in his dreams. I saw so many laps on that track, Jason said. I didnt have any fear. Now 19 years old, Jasons been a racecar driver since four years before he had a drivers license. He knew he would be here when he was 11 years old, when his dad Paul asked all his kids in a Brady Bunch house of eight what they wanted to be when they grew up. They all said big things, but this was horrendous, Paul said. I told him wed come to the track every week for a year, see what happens here, and if he still want ed to race, wed do it. When the year mark came, Ja son was already begging his dad for a car. The dream started roll ing with a beat up Dodge Daytona coupe barely cracking 100hp. Usually a dream come true doesnt end in a crash. In 2011, 16-year-old Jason was driving way too fast toward New Smyrna Speedways turn two trying to catch a driver who didnt want to be caught, at least not by some body who didnt have a cheater engine. It had been going the same way the whole race, with the Oviedo High School student chasing No. 1 into corners, reeling him in on a set of rapidly disintegrating Hoosier tires, and watching him disappear on straightaways like no stockengined truck had a right to. Jason was going to catch him anyway. Flying into that turn before the back straight, he dove to the out side to try and steal the lead. Then it all came apart in an explosive chain reaction, set off by the truck racer who didnt want to be run down by the high-schooler in the red, black and yellow helmet. A hard shove into the wall that could have scared a kid out of a career did the opposite for Jason. What he did afterward was one of his proudest moments. phy from that 2011 Pro-Truck FAS CAR season, sitting next to a line of them stretching end-to-end on a long table in an upstairs room. Theres the 2010 Orlando Speed world Rookie of the Year award, next to the classic model cars lin ing another wall, next to a photo of racecar drivers he idolizes from below, next to that colorful helmet that reminds him of a mother he lost at age 4. Maybe one of these days, a few years from now, that helmet will circle a racetrack at the top of Ja sons world. Hes developed a knack for getting what he wants these days: Sponsorships from American Clas sics Body Shop in Longwood, Plat inum Signs and Craig Spinal Care in Oviedo, new tires, gas money, all of it to circle that asphalt dream CAR Sprint Cup. Along the way hes picked up a nickname: The Tim Tebow of Rac ing. The Christian racecar driver who helps out with a ministry program for other racers always seems to carry a positive attitude. Maybe thats why, taking a look at his career track, nothings really slowed him down. Not the year he had to take off before he was le gally allowed to race adults and make them chase him when he ride at the next level with the K&N Pro Series East. But theres a pit stop before he only seen in his dreams. Hes en tered himself into a contest with other drivers from around the country for the same thing: a shot at the Peak Stock Car Dream Chal lenge. The link is here: http://bit. ly/1dRHfsJ taking you to Jasons page, where you can watch videos, learn about him, and help him on his way just by sharing his story and voting for him. In the meantime, hell be work ing in the Oviedo computer repair store that Paul runs, practicing his driving skills in games and simu lators, hustling for sponsorships and a chance to circle that big track thats only ever been in his dreams. I can see it, he said. If I make it, I couldnt ever say, Ive never dreamed of this. In my head, Im already there. Oviedos racecar-driving Tebow ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice RIGHT PHOTO COURTESY OF PAUL ROSARIUS LEFT PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Jason Rosarius, right, is hoping for a shot at a dream in the Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge, but only if he gets voted in. Voice readers can help by voting at his site. Vote for Jason at http://bit.ly/1dRHfsJ to help his racecar dream come true.

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Seminole Voice | April 4, 2014 | Page 7 The new Broadway Series Season at the new Dr. Phillips PAC way Season at the new Dr. Phil lips Center for the Performing Arts was unveiled in glittering Broadway fashion on March 18 with Mayor Buddy Dyer and Ron Legler sharing the news along with cast mem bers singing and dancing from Motown. World-class theater is coming to our new worldclass stage, headlined by The Phantom of the Opera, News ies, Motown the Musical, Pippen, Anything Goes and I Love Lucy. And by popu lar demand the season will also offer the record-breaking The Book of Mormon along with Disneys Beauty and the Beast. Its an incredible season, subscribe for seats in the new Performing Arts Center. Visit OrlandoBroadway.com or call 800-448-6322. Now through April 20 Shakespeare takes on Julius Caesar Shakespeares version of the death of Julius Caesar explores the link between patriotism and personal ambition at a time when the world was brought to the brink of anarchy. In an already brilliant season for the Shakespeare Center, Julius Caesar is another timeless clas sic. Visit OrlandoShakes.org or call 407-447-1700. Now through April 6 FRLA celebrates the International Fly-In and Expo An estimated 250,000 people are expected to attend events this weekend at Lakeland Linder Airport as the Florida Restaurant and Lodging As sociation presents the 40th annual SUN n FUN Interna tional Fly-In and Expo. Airshows will showcase aerobatics speakers highlight the history of aviation. As a special attraction, the United States Navys Blue Angels will participate in this years Expo. Visit sun-n-fun. org/FlyIn.aspx April 4 to 13 The 23rd annual Florida Film Festival The Florida Film Festival at the Enzian includes cuttingedge cinema, while indulging in food and wine events, indus try parties, and a star-packed attendee list. The Festival plays host to more than 100 visit ing directors, producers and award-winning talent this year including events and appear ances by Susan Sarandon, Paul Sorvino, Giancarlo Esposito and Shawn Christensen. For a com April 4 The CFCArts String Orchestra Presents Baroque to Beatles In this somewhat classical concert, the CFCArts String Orchestra will take the audience on a journey that varies from the Baroque to the Beatles. From Vivaldi and Mozart to McCart ney and Lennon, the concert will include 30 string musicians, violin soloists and a Concerto Grosso trio. Baroque to Beatles will begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 4 at Central Christian Church, 250 S.W. Ivanhoe Blvd. in Orlando. Tickets are $10. Call 407-9371800 or visit cfcarts.com April 4 to 6 The Central Florida Home and Garden Show means its time for homeown ers to get started on homeimprovement projects. Youll at the Home and Garden Show this weekend at the Orange County Convention Center. This all-things-about-your-home weekend offers new products and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and garden ing with hundreds of experts all under one roof. Look for ap pearances by celebrity landscap er Ahmed Hassan, chef demos, how-tos by Chris Tice, and designer rooms. Visit Central FloridaHomeAndGardenShow. com or call 877-871-7469. Please see CULTURE on page 9 Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar JULIUS CAESAR HOME AND GARDEN SHOW Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org April 7th Grand Opening of Oviedo Panera Bread 11:30am 1:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club Join the ladies of Oviedo Businesswomen Network for their monthly luncheon at Tuscawilla County Club. OBN consists of area businesswomen who meet monthly to exchange information, share contacts and provide a support system April 9th OBN Luncheon 11:30am 1:00pm, 205 East Mitchell Hammock Rd. April 23rd Bagels & Business 8:00 9:30am, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd Oviedo FL 32765 Join us for our monthly morning seminar in the Oviedo Mall Community Room. This month we will hold a forum on the proposed sales tax for Seminole County that will be voted on May 20th. April 10th Prosource Technology Business After Hours Join us, Thursday April 10th between the hours of 4pm & 7pm for Prosource Techonolgy Solutions Business After Hours/ Open House. Meet the team at Prosource Technology Solutions, learn about services that can help your business, enter to win door prizes, light refreshments will be provided. 5:30 7:30 pm 2572 West St. Rd. 426 Suite 2056 You are cordially invited to our Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Come join us as we reinvest in the community with our new Panera Bread bakery cafe. We invite you and a friend to be among the first to walk in our cafe or experience the convenience of our drive thru.

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Seminole Voice | April 4, 2014 | Page 9 CULTURE | Tchaikovsky International Competition gold medalist Elmar Oliveira plays Brahms in Orlando April 4 to June 29 Creald presents Paul Kwileckis Four Decades of Photographs Paul Kwilecki was born in Bainbridge, Ga., and died there in 2009. In between, he raised a family, ran a hardware store, and spent decades with a cam era collecting images around his home. I know of no single body of work with a reach and resonance of what Paul accom plished in Decatur County, says Tom Rankin of Duke Uni versity. The exhibit of 48 silver gelatin prints will be presented at two Winter Park locations: Crealds main campus and at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Call 407-671-1886 or visit crealde.org April 5 Oliveira plays Brahms Violinist Elmar Oliveira is among this generations most honored artists. Oliveira is the ist to win the Gold Medal at Moscows Tchaikovsky Interna violinist to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. Oliveira will take on Brahmss towering Violin Concerto with the Orlando Philharmonic on April 5 at 8 p.m. Call 407-896-6700 or visit Orlandophil.org April 5 CFCArts presents Summon the Heroes A concert featuring the Wind Ensemble of the CFCArts Or chestra will celebrate through music the many facets of hero ism in a concert featuring patri by Aaron Copland, a tribute to the Olympics, and more. Sum mon the Heroes will begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 5 at Corner stone Charter Academy at 5903 Randolph Ave. in Orlando. Tickets are $10 at cfcarts.com April 6 Gold Medal Stars on Ice Tour dancing gold medal in history was won this winter by Meryl Davis and Charlie White at the Olympic Winter Games in Rus C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 Please see CULTURE on page 10 OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com April 12th 11AM & 3PMFamily Series | Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre407-426-1739 | ORLANDOBALLET.ORGTICKETS $25/$35 &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES OLIVEIRA PLAYS BRAHMS

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Page 10 | April 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice CULTURE | See Americas stars of the Sochi Olympics on ice, highlighted by Meryl Davis and Charlie White sia. On April 6 Stars on Ice will visit the Amway Center, and Olympic Figure Skating team will headline the tour. Davis and White will bring the spirit of the Winter Olympics home to the U.S. along with a starstudded cast of champions. Visit amwaycenter.com April 7 Film-Maker Ken Burns at Rollins College As part of a series of talks offered free to the public, the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College will present the cele on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. For the last three decades, Ken Burns has directed and pro duced the most acclaimed documentaries of all time, and he will speak about the value and beauty of Amer icas national parks in the Alfond Sports Center. The event is free and open to the public. Call 407-691-1995 or visit winterparkinstitute.org And looking ahead April 11 to 13 Carmen the Ballet Returning by popular demand, Carmen (the ballet) brings the most famous love triangle of all time to the Bob Carr PAC. With blazing intensity and an ironic twist of fate, the free-spirited Carmen tempts fate again and again until she dies at the hands of her beloved. Per formed to the music of Georges Bizet and choreographed by Robert Hill, this tragic love story brings the Orlando Ballets and 12 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. Call 407-426-1733 or visit Orlandoballet.org Dr. Phillips Center announces preferred caterers Showing once again that good decisions are being made at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, it was announced this week that the Center has selected four local companies as preferred caterers for the Center. Known for cre ative menus and exceptional ser vice, Arthurs Creative Events & Catering; Food Glorious Food Catering; Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport; and Puff n Stuff Catering will comprise the catering options for events at the Center from weddings to conventions. The Dr. Phillips Center will celebrate its grand opening on Nov. 6! Visit drphillipscenter.org C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.CONTA C T YOUR AREA C ENTER FOR DETAILS Center for I ndependen t Living in Central F lorida 720 Nor th Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-623-1070 (v) 407-623-1185 (tty)Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance. Dr. Gary D. McDonald OPTOMETRIC PHYSICIAN Oviedo VISION Center Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Glaucoma Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529)www.tmoranlaw.net tim@tmoranlaw.net Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo SUMMON THE HEROES CARMEN THE BALLET KEN BURNS

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Seminole Voice | April 4, 2014 | Page 11 VOI C ES THIS WEEK IN POLITICAL HISTORY APRIL 10, 1963 The U.S.S. Thresher, an atomic submarine, sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, killing the entire crew when it unexpectedly As a member of the nightshade family, eggplant (Solanum melongena) is native to South Asia and taxonomically related to peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and tobacco. Most of the worlds current production is still based in its origi nal territories of Chi na, India, Egypt, Iran and Turkey. Western ity to elicit European recipes dating back to the 16th century. Early British varieties were smaller ovoids of white or yellow, lending themselves to our modern nomenclature. The North American football-sized, purple berry with which we are most familiar is just one of many popular cultivars currently grown worldwide. Starting eggplant from seed requires a warm location, similar to what is required for starting other warm season crops, in cluding the aforementioned cousins. Most retail seed or transplant selections will be limited to our common large purple types, but catalog choices open options to the worlds varieties. Given the proper condi tions, eggplant is a perennial, but our cold winters and prevalent moisture-driven leaf diseases usually limit our cultiva tion to multi-season annual production. Once established in my spring garden, the cally through summer into autumn. This years plan includes planting a batch in Autumn planting does not allow enough time to establish the crop, as the days get shorter and nights colder. As the cultivated time passes, nurture established eggplant plants by pruning the stems, watching for pests, harvesting matured fruit, and weeding the under story. Keep the soil mulched and apply a commensurate amount of fertilizer in respect to the harvestable nutrition reaped. Root-knot nematodes prey on the lengthy establishment of the root system, symp tomizing as reduced production while hidden underground chaos thrives. As the plants enlarge to bush status, judiciously wrench-out weakened individuals, allow ing the remaining plants space to bloom. Preen any tangled branches to avoid alcoves of rotted fruit and damp demise. Recipes abound for this starchy nightshade. A simple favorite shared by a French acquaintance consists of using a paring knife to stab a smaller fruit then twist the blade, insert garlic cloves into the penetrations, and bake in the toaster oven until mush. The resultant is then blended in a food processor, skin and all, for a dip relegated as Parisian caviar. Arab baba ghanoush, starting with similar baked and processed eggplant, then combines sesame tahini, and lemon. The French stew of ratatouille makes for voluminous use of our garden production. Or you can hide your eggplant harvest under layers of tomato sauce and cheese, then bake for the classic eggplant Parmesan. But then again, everything tastes better deep-fried! Yes, it can happen to you... In November, I was contacted via phone and email by my credit card com panys fraud department. The customerservice representative informed me that our card number had been compromised and that they were going to close the ac count immediately and send replacement cards. After the representative and I reviewed the most recent 10-15 transactions, which were all legitimate charges, I responded that they (Chase) were overreacting. After all, I had this credit card number for the past 14 years. I had even committed all 16 digits to memory and couldnt imag ine our account ending in anything other than 4884. Yes, I guess I had some kind of sentimental attachment to it, but there also were all the automatic payments that were associated with it. I assured the representative that my ac to overreact by closing it but to no avail. At the conclusion of our phone conver sation, she announced the account was closed and new cards were on their way. Two days later, with no fanfare, confetti, or extra rewards points, our new cards arrived. That was the end of that. My husband and I are meticulous about and all other sensitive information. We are disciplined about our online purchases. We only purchase from reputable websites such as Amazon and the like, and use our credit card at well-established and wellsafeguarded brick-and-mortar retail stores (or so we thought). So I was more than peeved by all this to-do over nothing. Then a few days after this we learned of the Target security breach involving a malicious malware that affected all 1,800 Target stores and compromised an estimat ed 40 million credit cards ours included. This news helped put things in perspec tive: The replacement of our card was nec essary and in the grand scheme of things, as it related to us, no permanent harm had been done. Thankfully, our credit card had not been used illegally we just had to bear the nuisance of updating our vendors for automatic payments and the feeling of our privacy disrupted. Thats the way I felt until January, when I received another phone call and email from our credit card company with the same scenario as before: Our number had been compromised a second time and we were being issued new cards. Oh the joy of having to once again collect vendor queue for a representative, update our information, etc., and the unsettling feeling that someone was tampering with our ac count information. With this being the second time, I niences and this would be it. when we were hit again! This time around, however, we didnt even get a phone call but just received new cards in the mail. We had instruc tions to activate them by March 1 because our old cards would stop working on that date. The whole situation seems like it has become a joke: In less than four months we were issued three different replacement years without a problem. I no longer of fered lengthy explanations to vendors, but merely stated that I was calling to update our credit card information. Now it seems that combing through our credit cards daily transactions and com paring notes with my husband has become a necessary staple of our dinner conversa tions. How unfair and bothersome this has become. Im not sure that our household could commit to functioning without a credit card, but there are higher-tech ways for retailers to keep our information safer such as using imbedded chips instead of magnetic strips, like much of the rest of the world and they better start doing so if they want to keep us and others as patrons. If the compromising of 40 mil lion cards isnt enough to expedite swift change in security measures, how many cards does it take? I just hope I dont have to activate an other new card before I go out for dinner. Maritza Martinez is director of the University of Central Floridas Community Relations department. at Maritza.Martinez@ucf.edu. Want to grow eggplants? Start planting now How many credit card frauds must we endure? 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 > PHOTO BY TOM CAREY THE VOICE Eggplants are fairly tolerant of Central Floridas climate, but are best planted in the spring. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 31, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS MARITZA MARTINEZ UCF Forum columnist

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Page 2 Central Florida Senior APRIL 2014 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ADVERTISING Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Published by Turnstile Media Group 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 P: 407.563.7000 F: 407.563.7099 shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. Kaiser Health News took a look recently at some of the possibilities of remote monitoring by high-tech into your cellphone and allow your doctor to keep track of your health, For example, if your heart rate accelerates while youre doing your daily errands, the doctor will know it devices can tell whether were taking tress on our bed to check breathing our glucose levels or blood pressure. Thats not to say most doctors are jumping on these devices as being the latest and greatest. While they like the information that can be gathered, some doctors are concerned about pa tient privacy. The information doesnt go straight into patient records, but the day eventually will come when it will. At this point, patients must give permission for their information to be taken and must go into the doctors themselves over the Internet. In a preview of coming events, one device developer is already hooked up with advertisers and labs. Insurance companies are encouraging patients to upload their information from other devices. Many of the devices are not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Are you nervous about this yet? What if you knew your information would go over the Internet, or if you knew it wasnt always covered by health privacy laws? If youre asked to wear one of these new gadgets, ask questions about where the information goes ... lots and lots of questions. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. High-tech gadgets track our health Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights Reserved How Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.CONTA C T YOUR AREA C ENTER FOR DETAILS Center for I ndependen t Living in Central F lorida 720 Nor th Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-623-1070 (v) 407-623-1185 (tty)Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance.

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Page 6 DEMENTIA | Inside the dementia simulator, simple tasks become nearly impossible as confusion sets in represent two-thirds of Ameri cans living with the disease and there are 2.5 times more women than men working to provide the intensive 24-hoursa-day care for a loved one with Alzheimers. The symptoms of dementia are incredibly disrupting to daily life. Theres memory loss, loss of problem solv ing and reasoning skills, and normal tasks such as folding laundry become almost impossible. Those with dementia experience confusion with time or place, changes in mood and personality, and have trouble joining or follow ing a conversation. The tour was created using Bevilles 30 years of clinical observation of people with de mentia and how their caregiv ers respond to their behavior, and studies of brain scans to see where the damage was on dementia patients to determine ways to mimic that damage and create those behaviors in people with normal brains. At the tour, participants enter a dim room with strobe simple tasks to complete folding laundry and setting a table. Headphones pump in loud noises to block out all other sound to represent the loss of ability to differenti ate each noises importance. For example, a television left on across the room would be equally as noisy as a person standing in front of them trying to talk directly to the person with dementia. Goggles darken and limit vision straight ahead and peripherally, gloves limit feeling in the hands and dull motor skills. Plastic prick ly shoe inserts give the pain someone with dementia might be living with but unable to tell anyone about. A seemingly unhelpful person in the room pretending to not understand your question shows the real struggles people with dementia have communicating every day. Its all disorienting. The experience is eye-open ing for healthcare workers, who, while they understand the clinical symptoms of dementia, have trouble relating those to treatments as theyve never felt or experienced those symp toms themselves. The tour does that for them. Manni said she learned that changing an environment is more impor tant to treating a dementia patient than trying to change the person or their medication. A bright room with low noise and simple furniture and a comforting touch can do won ders, she said. The behaviors of dementia patients, if youre looking at the whole, can be catastrophic sometimes and easily misin terpreted, they can be angry for absolutely no reason that people go through this and understand, this is why theyre angry its very hard to put yourself in their mind and you cant communicate some Manni said that while watching Consulate employ ees go through the simulator, she saw her dementia patients. People with normal brains were wandering around lost in the room they had created for the simulator, sitting alone and covering their heads, get ting upset when no one would help them, not completing the simple tasks they were given because they couldnt hear or couldnt remember what to do seconds later. When you look at a person going through the Virtual Dementia Tour and you over lay observing a person who actually has the disease, the behaviors are almost exactly Thats especially useful for researchers because the simulator experiencers can give insight into the disease by explaining how they felt or why they acted certain ways after a tour, something people with dementia cant do. Bevilles goal with the Vir tual Dementia Tour is to reach all communities, from caregiv ers to grocery store workers, and give them an elevated so cial consciousness and aware ness for those with dementia dementia to remain a part of their communities for as long as possible, treated with under standing and patience. People with dementia cant communi cate that need, so shes doing it for them. Its our intent to help people connect with those who she said. Candice Beaty, manag Dreams, has learned that theres no use yelling at her grandmother, who has demen tia. Yet thats something any one might do absentmindedly when questions and commands surprise her grandmother with a tap on the back or speak too at her in the eye, talk slowly and pay attention when her grandmother speaks or asks a question. It got me to understand that I cant make her under C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR Director of Clinical Education for Consulate Health Care Feryn Lang struggles with simple tasks in the simulator, from folding socks, sorting cards and setting a dinner table. COMMUNITY CLIPS ARE JUST A CLICK AWAY.

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Page 7 Fully 50 percent of veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system suf fer from chronic pain, accord ing to testimony before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Thats above the na tional average. The treatment method for serious pain typically has been through the use of prescrip tion opioids, which are habitforming. In at-risk patients, use of these drugs can lead to abuse of the medications theyre sold to others. Other patients are at risk just because of long-term use. The methods to help at-risk veterans start before the drugs are even handed out by improving the training of those who prescribe the drugs and by participation in statelevel prescription monitoring programs. The greatest effort has gone into determining when these opioids are appropriately prescribed when there are multiple medical conditions physical as well as psychologi cal along with the risks for overdose because of a combi nation of the two. One of the VAs drug pro grams is showing great signs Initiative, tested at eight sites in Minnesota, has been shown to reduce the dependency on habit-forming opioids. This is accomplished via education, monitoring, other non-habit-forming drugs and alternative methods such as acupuncture and behavior therapy, as well as using a multi-disciplinary medical team. Patients were offered a trial of non-opioid drugs to test lower doses for pain manage ment. The result: Dependency on high-dose opioids use was reduced by 50 percent. Also in development is a pain-management app for cellphones the selfmanagement VA Pain Coach. The app includes the veterans health library, a management toolkit and assessments. To learn more about the cellphone app, go online to mobilehealth. va.gov/content/pain-coach-app Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@ gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13year-old son went to band ach pain and started to vomit. The instructors were alarmed and took him to the hospi tal, where doctors diagnosed appendicitis. We gave phone permission for him to have an operation. Everything went My wife and I have a few questions. Could he have eaten something that caused appen dicitis? What does not having an appendix do to people? No one in my wifes or my family has had such an operation. Were ignorant about all this. G.G. ANSWER: The appendix the colon in the lower-right side of the abdomen. It looks like a slender worm, and has an average length of 3 inches (8 centimeters). The function of the appendix isnt clearly role in body immunity. Life without an appendix goes on as normally as life with one. The appendix has a hollow core, which is lined with lym phoid tissue, the same kind of tissue found in lymph nodes. Bacteria from the colon can invade the hollow core and cause the lymph tissue to supply, and the appendix begins to disintegrate ap pendicitis. Undigested food or hard fecal material also can block the appendixs core and lead to the same situa tion. Nothing your son ate is likely the cause. All the other campers ate the same food as he, but he was the only one to develop this problem. The pain of appendicitis most often starts in the area of the navel (bellybutton) and works its way toward the lower-right corner of the abdomen. Temperature rises. Vomiting is common, and sometimes diarrhea is part of the picture. A doctor, by what he or she hears from the pa tient, along with the examina tion of the abdomen, usually can make the diagnosis. In confusing circumstances, an ultrasound is most helpful. Millions of people world wide live without an appen will your son. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When I was about 10 years old, I got the mumps. Now I am 30 and have been married for three years. My wife and I want to have a family, but we arent having any luck. Do you think the mumps made me infertile? J.Z. ANSWER: In around 40 percent of men who get the mumps after puberty, the virus also travels to the testicles. That results in impaired fertil ity almost never happens. If both testicles are infected, then sterility might be a problem. Before puberty, testicular involvement is rare, and infer tility isnt a problem. You were only 10. Its highly unlikely that the mumps caused you to be infertile. You and your wife shouldnt have to handle this problem on your own. Why not consult a doctor so both of you can be examined? An answer to the question why you arent having the family you want will be found, and a solution, if possible, will be suggested by the doctor. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Life goes on after your appendix comes out Chronic pain management without addiction By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Independent Catholic Church Love Without Judgment

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Page 8 Maitland Senior Center programs Join Audrey every Tuesday in April at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons Class is 1.5 hours and perfect for all levels of dancers. Beginners always welcome! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in April at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing. Please call to reserve your seat! Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in April at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in April at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend time chatting with oth ers and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in April at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. It costs $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in April at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Span ish group. Chat with others and mak ing new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in April at 10 a.m. for Instructors Choice. This class is a combo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. Cost is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in April at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in April at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in April for Re corder classes at 12:30 p.m. Les sons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare Me digap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care. All counseling is rst-come-rst-served. Bring your list of medications or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. For more in formation, call 1-800-96 ELDER (1800-963-5337), email information@ elderaffairs.org or visit FLORIDASH INE.org The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our schedule is subject to change without notice. For more in formation about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland. com Casselberry adult tness classes Back 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Satur days. Its $49.99 a month for unlim ited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Mon day and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens dis count is $5 per class. For more in formation, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@imag ineyoga.net Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior discount is $5 per class. Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. Its free! For more info, contact Clau dia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, followed at 2 p.m. by inter mediate class. For more information, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malga rin@casselberry.org or visit cassel berry.org/register Winter Springs Senior Center Learn ceramics from a talented group at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mon days at the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-327-6556 for more information. Have fun and get moving at yoga classes at 10 a.m. every Friday morning. Chair yoga is also available, offering all the benets of traditional yoga. Bingo is Wednesday, Friday and the last Sunday of the month. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed by Bin go at 1 p.m. There is no bingo prior to the last Sunday. A bridge class meets at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday to help your game. Need to relieve some stress? Begin ning on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., we will start a Guided Meditation class. This will be a 30-minute class. We are excited about this class and want to thank Robin Ward for taking the time to offer it. Hope to see you all then! 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other discounts. Coupon has no cash value. Senior Calendar ENTERTAINMENT BOTH DAYS Performing Arts of Maitland Suzuki Players and Colby Dance SchoolCONTRIBUTORS City of MaitlandW2 ProductionsPerforming Arts of MaitlandCostco-Altamonte SpringsBuca di Beppo RestaurantBoy Scouts Winter Park/Maitland ObserverCentral Florida Lifestyle PublicationSheraton Orlando North Hotel-Maitland Courtyard by Marriott Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando North-Altamonte Springs MEDIA SPONSOR Clear ChannelDuke EnergySimply WellHunter VisionGranite TransformationsDigital Risk Home Makeover SystemsDirect BuyPNC BankThe Q at MaitlandTrustco Bank Brightway InsuranceWinter Park Memorial Hospital 100 Artists and Craftsmen around Lake Lily Park Kluts The Clown Doing Face Painting Balloon Art And Childrens Edible Art Maitland Library will be having a book sale on the library lawn both days of the show.Saturday 9-5 April 12, 2014 Sunday 10-4 April 13, 2014 Maitland At Poster 2014 9.5 x 7.25.indd 1 4/1/14 10:22 AM



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FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014 FREE Published weekly SEMINOLEVOICE.COM PRAYER HALTED? SCHOOL SAYS NO EVIDENCETHIS WEEK, 3Ice cream for needy familiesEvent this weekend will help families with kids in the hospital. INTERESTS, 4Oviedos racecar TebowHelp this driver make it to the next level, just by clicking his site. ATHLETICS, 6Want a nicer garden? Home and Garden show begins.CULTURE, 9CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . ..................... 2 INTERESTS . . . . . . . . . ..................... 4 ATHLETICS . . . . . . . . . ..................... 6 CULTURE . . . . . . . . . . ...................... 9 VOICES . . . . . . . . . . ....................... 11 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . ................... 12 CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIOR . . . ........ B1 Since 1991 | WINNER OF 8 FLORIDA PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS | Serving Greater Oviedo/Winter Springs MARK YOUR CALENDARGet your kids (or just yourselves) out into nature before it heats up! Theres a spring nocturnal animals hike at the Chuluota Wilderness Area this weekend.MORE IN CALENDAR, PAGE 2USPS 00-093 Publisher statement on page 2. In home delivery by Friday, April 4Winter Springs most recent arrest in an ongoing county-wide synthetic drug investigation may have removed a major manufac turer from the area a local resi dent with a peculiar method of creating the toxic product. Police arrested Patrick We ber, 22, at his home on Fisher Road last week upon conducting a search of his residence and business along State Road 419. eral bags of synthetic marijuana, $2,500 in currency, hundreds of pipes and bongs intended for sale, and a cement mixer used to create the synthetic marijuana once it had been sprayed with an assortment of chemicals. Weber faces charges for possession of hallucinogens with intent to sell, possession of controlled substances without a pre scription, possession of marijuana and possession of drug parapher nalia. The Winter Springs resident could see additional charges for the manufacture of synthetic can nabinoids once the test results for his product come back from the Florida Department of Law En forcement. [Were trying to] root out and killing our youth, who are giving this product to our youth, selling this product and getting them hooked on this product, Win ter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle said. These kids dont realize what theyre ingesting into their systems. An undercover investigation over the past two months led authorities to Webers door, building evidence against him with two separate purchases of the synthetic marijuana at an ofaway from the Winter Springs police station. But the most disturbing thing discovered during the investiga tion were the chemicals sprayed on the product, Brunelle said. Police found acetone among We bers batch of substances alleg edly used in the creation process a chemical commonly used in cleaners and nail polish remov ers. Apparently they spray these Babies and toddlers arrive to the class looking groggy, newborns gazing out of their car riers at the ceiling, not excited about much, unengaged with their environment. But then the toys come out, moms speak in excited voices, encouraged to make eye contact with their chil dren, to describe in detail the rattle theyre holding, its shape, color and use. Parents dangle colored material in front of ba bies eyes, and tiny arms reach to touch something brand new to them. A little boy who was so shy, hiding in his moms lap, gets a musical toy and beams with a smile, a little girl hears her mom and dad sing her name and she giggles. Eyes go from glazed to engaged, searching their en vironment, eager to learn and absorb every word, expression and touch from their parent. You could just see the little brain cells excited and thirsty, said Nicole Lemon, a social worker with Seminole County Public Schools. SCPS recently began a new program called Great Start Pathways to Success that aims to encourage parents to strengthen their babys reading and language skills later in life through reading to them as newborns. The program starts with a gift bag for every new Seminole County parent, given to them at the hospital, which includes books, a guide to their babys developmental milestones and a resource directory for parents who may need extra help from the county. From the time the baby is born we want to let the families know that we really care about that child, and we want to be part of the process of the child being successful when they do enter school, said Marjorie Murray, who helped develop the program and is director of special projects for SCPS. And educating children from birth is incredibly important, Murray said, because 90 per cent of the core brain structure years of life. Theres so much out there that tells us that were missing an opportunity if we cant do something to try and help fami lies from a very early age under stand the importance of talking with their child, reading with their child, building the vocabu lary, she said. Because that is the single factor that is going to make a difference on whether theyre succeeding once they do go into kindergarten and be yond. The statistics are compelling. Research shows that lowincome children lag behind their high-income counterparts at school entry by 16 months in vocabulary. Language skills ear ly on determine future reading and writing success, and theres a huge gap in exposure to lan guage for children raised in families preschoolers hear 2,300 words an hour, while in low-in come homes they hear just 600 Helping kids before its too latePolice bust synthetic drug labTIM FREED The VoicePHOTO BY SARAH WILSON THE VOICEParents can accelerate childrens learning with an innovative new program. PHOTOS COURTESY OF WINTER SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENTImprovised tools and toxic chemicals were found in a police raid. Please see EDUCATION on page 3 Please see BUST on page 3Great Start program teaches parents to be Winter Springs police shut down lab that used cement mixer BRITTNI LARSON The Voice

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Page 2 | April 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice COME REGISTER FOR CAMPThe Winter Springs Parks and Recreation Department will hold summer camp registration for Winter Springs residents on Saturday, April 5, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Winter Springs Civic Cen ter; 400 N. Edgemon Ave. The camp is for students entering rst through sixth grade in the fall of 2014, and costs $90 per-week for Winter Springs residents and $110 per-week for non-residents. The camp features three eld trips per week included in the weekly fee. Registration for non-residents begins on April 7 at the Central Winds Park administra tive ofces.CERTIFIED SELLERSReal estate consultant Lisa DAloise and senior move coach Michele Moon, both with Keller Williams Advantage Realty, recently earned the Certied Senior Housing Professional designa tion from the Seniors Real Estate In stitute. Awarded only to a select number of real estate professionals in any market, the CSHP designation equips senior housing professionals to serve the distinct needs of seniors and their families.APRIL 5The 13th annual Palm Valley Art Show and Festival offers art, door prizes, a si lent auction, rafes and games from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5 at Palm Valley Club house, 500 E. Palm Valley Dr. in Oviedo. APRIL 6The Pop Up Pianos Seminole Finale concert and auction will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. Eleven pianos decorat ed by area artists will be played and auc tioned off in a fundraiser for the Steinway Society of Central Florida, Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center and Seminole Cultural Arts Council. Call 407-339-3771 or visit popuppiano.comAPRIL 7 Come join the Oviedo-Winter Springs Re gional Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the new Panera Bread from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at 205 E. Mitchell Ham mock Road in Oviedo. APRIL 9The Oviedo Businesswomen Network will meet at Tuscawilla Country Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 at 1500 Win ter Springs Blvd. in Winter Springs. Visit oviedowintersprings.org Friday, April 4, 2014 Volume 24, Issue 14 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COMOrlando, FL 32835-5705PUBLISHERTracy Craft407.515.2605TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITORIsaac Babcock 407.563.7023IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.comASSOCIATE EDITORSSarah Wilson 407.563.7026SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.comTim Freed407.563.7054TFreed@TurnstileMediaGroup.comARTS EDITORJosh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.comDESIGNERTom Miller 407.563.7032TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.comSTAFF WRITERSBrittni Larson Megan Stokes Allison Olcsvay Kristy VickeryCOLUMNISTSJanet Foleyjwfoley75@gmail.comSandi VidalSandi@ChristianHelp.orgTom CareySundewGardens@gmail.comKaren PhillipsKarenMPhillips@bellsouth.netADVERTISING SALESLinda Stern407.376.2434LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com\LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISINGAshley McBride 407.286.0807Legal@FLALegals.comSUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATIONLuana Baez 407.563.7013LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.comMEMBER OF: Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of CommerceTURNSTILE MEDIA GROUPCHAIRMANRance CrainPRESIDENT/CEOFrancis X. FarrellVICE PRESIDENTSPatti Green & Jeff BabineauUSPS #008-093Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla.POSTMASTER: Send address changes to:Seminole Voice, 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835Publisher 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 2014 Notes APRIL 4 Food Truck Crazy arrives at Crooms Academy in Sanford for another food truck event from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Stop by for an array of gourmet food trucks. Visit foodtruckcrazy.com for more info.APRIL 5The 5th annual UCF Book Festival is one of Floridas premier literary events. The festival draws thousands of readers of all ages annually and features nationally recognized authors and illustrators, author panel discussions, book signings and sales, vendors, cooking demonstra tions, and activities for all ages. Its from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 5 at CFE Arena, 50 N. Gemini Blvd. in Orlando. Admission and parking are free. Visit bookfestival.ucf.edu for more information. The monthly Oviedo Farmers Market will be Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Lawton House. There will be a Nocturnal Animals Night Hike from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chuluota Wil derness Area on Saturday, April 5. Chil dren must be at least 7 years of age and accompanied by an adult. The cost is $3 per person. Pre-registration is required for all hikes, and space is limited. Register at Red Bug Lake Park, Sanlando Park, or Sylvan Lake Park or call 407-349-0959 to learn more. The First United Methodist Church of Oviedo will host the ZOE Race 5K and one-mile run/walk/kids fun run at 8 a.m. on April 5 to benet the ZOE Ministry, which offers hope to children vulner able to the affects of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, and Rwanda. The ZOE Race raises money to provide needed funding for the ZOE Orphan Em powerment Project, which provides train ing, activities and healthcare education to orphans in need. The race features a live band, face painting, balloon animals, kidfriendly games, coupons, giveaways, and bounce houses. Register at zoerace.comAPRIL 5-6The 2014 Oviedo-Winter Springs Relay for Life will kickoff at Lawton Elemen tary at 5 p.m. on April 5, and run through into the morning of April 6 with commu nity members walking to celebrate cancer survivors and raise money for a cure. Visit facebook.com/acsrelayoviedowinter springs for more information. FAMILY CALENDAR Presented by: Friday May 23, Concert 6pm 10pm Sat May 24, Festival 10am 6pm BBQBLOWOUT.orgLocated at Calendar

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Seminole Voice | April 4, 2014 | Page 3vice president of sales for Cha risma House, a Christian book publisher based out of Lake Mary which is releasing a book titled God Less America: Real Stories the Front Lines of the At tack on Traditional Values, writ ten by Fox News radio host Todd Starnes. Marcos said he didnt have any ulterior motives regarding the YouTube video. For me its not about any thing with what Im doing here at work, he said. All Im after is an apology from the school board. No one present at the lunch room that day recalls a teacher telling a student not to pray, said Michael Lawrence, communica Public Schools. He stressed that the school system doesnt take any issue with students praying. We do not have a policy that would prevent a child from pray ing at lunch, Lawrence said. Theyre more than able to do that. The Liberty Institute of Plano, Texas, reached out the Perez fam ily after seeing the video, offer ing to represent them in a legal sent a letter to the school request ing an apology. Seminole County Public Schools doesnt plan to give a public apology due to lack of evidence that the incident took place, Lawrence said. The kindergartener still holds to her beliefs regardless of the in cident, Kathy said. I consoled her and told her she did the right thing, that it was the right thing to do to say It is good to pray, Kathy said. I feel pleased and blessed that she still thinks that its good to pray. THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY APRIL 8, 563 B.C. Buddhists celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Gautama Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha, son of the king of the Sakya kingdom, located on the borders of present-day Nepal and India. words. And by the time children reach 4 years old in a profes sional family theyve heard 46 million words, while a child in a family in poverty has heard 14 million words, Murray said. The Great Start program hopes to reach those at-risk families who are in poverty, and the moms who havent gotten their high school diploma, are only teenagers themselves, or are raising children on their own. The program does that by offering parenting classes on how to read to their children, to play in a way that strength ens language skills, gives safety tips and helps with bonding. alongs, reading books aloud and showing and talking about toys with their babies. The Great Start team wants every child to have the opportunity to enter kinder garten with the knowledge they need to succeed, to not have to work to catch up for their whole school careers. We acknowledge that par er, so we want to tap into the resource by educating the par ents, said Yvonne Oliveras, a lead educator on the Great Start team. If you can set that tone right from birth, it becomes a pattern, a routine, and theyll continu ously do it daily to reinforce it, said Sandra Petty, another edu cator on the team. Theyve seen that happen already in just a couple classes. For one mom and her baby in the class, the teachers could tell neither was used to that sort of interaction together. The baby and her mom could see the ben The little synapses in her brain are connecting every time you read to her, every time you talk with her, every time you experience something in her en vironment with her, and it was amazing the transformation in the child, and the mother herself understood it in a very short 20 minutes, she could see the differ ence in her own child, Murray said. Another mom, who had already been reading to her son, said she never really thought to use giving toys to him as an op portunity to build vocabulary by describing them while they played. She said shes deter mined to do whatever she can to make her son a success at school. Its important for my baby to read and learn, and for me to learn different things that I child, Lisa Staley said. I want him to have the best start pos sible. chemicals onto the leaves in order to cause that high or that eupho ria that they get from smoking this product, Brunelle said. This is that stuff that is damaging our children out there, causing them to get sick, die and act crazy. The Seminole County Sheriffs local businesses selling synthetic marijuana, arresting 10 suspects at various locations in Casselberry, Winter Springs, Chuluota and Al tamonte Springs last month. Police seized 795 packages of synthetic drugs and more than 500 items of drug paraphernalia. This is just the beginning, Cannaday told the Seminole Voice in January. We want to get the message out that stores should not be selling these products, that they are subject to arrest and that its people to ingest.EDUCATION | Rich kids fare betterBUST | Synthetic drugs included sprayed-on paint thinner CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE FORUMS Small Business www.mica.house.govU.S. Congressman J ohn L. MicaSponsored by Learn about Federal, state and local resources to develop or expand business. Experts from the Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce, Seminole State College Small Business Development Center, Enterprise Florida and local banks. SBA Programs & Financing Federal Market Contracting Exporting Agency ExpertsWhen:Where: 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765 For questions or assistance 407-657-8080 Oviedo 407-366-0833 386-860-1499 This is that stuff that is damaging our children out there, causing them to get sick, die and act crazy. For more information about Great StartPathways to Success and the parenting classes offered by SCPS, contact 407-320-3945 or greatstart@scps.us IMAGE CAPTURED FROM YOUTUBEThis Oviedo 5-year-old told her parents she couldnt pray in school, after a cafeteria worker allegedly stopped her. Seminole County Schools says theres no evidence of the claim.An Oviedo family claims their 5-year-old daughter was told not to pray during her kindergarten lunch period at Carillon Elemen tary School last month a re port thats sparked controversy throughout the Seminole County Public School system, and raised questions about what the fam ilys motivation may be for re leasing a video about it. Marcos and Kathy Perez say their daughter told them she was about to pray over her lunch when she was stopped by a lunchroom teacher. I was about to pray and say something to Jesus, the Ovie do girl said to a camera-phone held by her father, in a video the family posted on YouTube. (Watch the video here: http:// bit.ly/1hhTVnl) My lunch teacher told when I was about to say something, she said Youre not allowed to pray. Its not good. The YouTube video, posted last week, went viral, gaining more than 85,000 views since then. It also has links for the press to follow to get in touch with Marcos, who works as the Silenced prayer?TIM FREED The VoiceParent says no link to his company selling war on religion book

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Page 4 | April 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice IINt T ERESt T S THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY APRIL 9, 1939 Easter Sunday, more than 75,000 people come to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to hear black contralto Marian Anderson give a free concert. The Daughters of the American Revolution denied her the right to perform at Constitution Hall because of her race. Each night, Christy and Jason Roschen were able to put their newborn Macy to bed. Like any it precious and special to do these tasks that eventually become an everyday routine putting little toes into pink pajamas, nuzzling soft cheeks while reading a bed time story, and kissing their tiny Macy before she was laid down in her bed. But when they laid Macy down to go to sleep, it was in a hospitals crib instead of the one they had ready for her at home, nearly an hour away. And despite home being so far away, every night they were able to be so close to her at bedtime, because they made a new home right across the street from Florida Hospital for Children at the Ronald McDonald House. Each evening theyd leave the hospital and be warmly wel comed by people who understood what they were going through, be it other parents in the same situa tion or the people who worked at the House. It was always with open arms, Christy said. First words out of their mouths when they saw you was, How is Macy? There are two Ronald McDon ald Houses in the Central Florida area where families whose chil dren are being treated in nearby hospitals can stay for free. Both houses have served more than 20,000 families since opening in 1996, where they have their own private room and bathroom with common areas to have meals, re lax and let their other children play. Stays average 11 days, but can go up to a year in some cases. The alternative for most families before the homes were built were to not be able to see their child each day, make long commutes, or sleep on cots or chairs, or even in cars. This weekend, the public has a chance to help the organization continue to serve more families in need by attending the fourth annual Ice Cream Social on April 6 at the Winter Park Civic Center. At the So cial, you can try ice cream frozen by liquid nitrogen, create your can have fun getting their faces painted or watching a ventrilo quist perform. Organizers say its an impor tant cause because a parents touch can make all the difference in the comfort of a sick child. We know for a fact that chil dren heal better, and in many cas es faster, if their families are close man for the event. Thats what the nurses kept telling the Roschens. Your touch is the only thing thats going to make her better, Christy said. Macy was born with intestinal issues, and had to stay in the hos having 14 inches of her small in testine removed a serious pro cedure. During that time, rather than making the hour trek from Cocoa to the hospital every day or sleeping in a chair in their daugh ters room, Christy and Jason were able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House, which is within walking distance. So despite their fear of bump ing the scars Macy had accumu lated already as a newborn, and Helping parents with sick kidsBRITTNI LARSON The VoicePHOTO BY BRITTNI LARSON THE VOICEChristy and Jason Roschen could be near their daughter thanks to Ronald McDonald House. Ice Cream Social will House Charities Cullen & Hemphill PLC present the Eleventh Annual Poster art by Shari Sherman EVENT SPONS ORS:A B ENE FIT FOR TH E S EB AS TIA N HAUL F UND H E LPING GR E YHOUND S R EA CH TH E IR N E W F A MILIES For more information or artist/vendor space: ART FESTIVAL FEATURING PET RELATED ARTISTS, VENDORS AND ADOPTION ORGANIZATIONS Please see KIDS on next page The fourth annual Ice Cream Social takes place April 6 from at the Winter Park Civic Center from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is a fundraiser to support the Ronald McDonald House Donald Houses, where families whose children are being treated in nearby hospitals can stay for free. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7, or in advance for $5 by contactabout the Ronald McDonald House and learn more about setting up a stay, visit ronaldmcdonaldhouseorlando.org

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Seminole Voice | April 4, 2014 | Page 5the worry of grazing the IV in her head, Macys mom and dad cud dled and kissed their daughter. And they wouldnt have been able to do that nearly as much without the Ronald McDonald House. And while it took a bit to ad just, the Roschens made both their and Macys rooms a home, decorating for each holiday they spent there a tinsel heart sparkled on Macys window for Valentines Day, and during Christmastime a 2-foot tree weighed down with as in the Roschens room. It felt like home, you made it home, Jason said. So did the people there. Chris tys best friend is a mom she met at the Ronald McDonald House. Orlando has become a second home for the family, who chose to keep Macys Orlando doctor despite the long drive from Co coa. And the trips are also a chance to visit the nurses who became family at Florida Hospital and the employees at the Ronald McDon ald House. And now, a healthy 2-yearold Macy goes with her parents to visit the Ronald McDonald House they made a home for her days and milestones.ARCHIVE PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEDry ice ice cream will entice and delight this Sunday. KIDS | Ice Cream Social event will help parents comfort kids CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Please join us on Friday, April 18th, 2014 Prevent Identity Theft and attend*No binders, compact discs or notebooks can be shredded. Boxes can not be discarded on bank premises. SHRED FEST!Enjoy refreshments while your condential documents are being shredded.* Sponsored by: Management & PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEMore than 500 racers came out for the Rescue Run 5K in Lake Mary on March 27, with Lake Helens Jeremy Davidson, right, winning overall with a 17:20 time, and April Darrow, above right, winning the womens division with a time of 21:17. PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICECeltic Wave brought the luck of the Irish to Art and Music in the Park on March 14 in Casselberrys Lake Concord Park, as food truck lovers danced. Rescue Run 5K Art and Music goes green

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Page 6 | April 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice AAtT HLEt T Ic C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY APRIL 8, 1989 Jason Rosarius remembers the pileup into the concrete wall like it was yesterday. He can see it, hear it, feel it in his hands and feet. The roar of the engine replaced by shredding tires and violent crunches. Then the cheering, and the trophy. A little thing like another driver putting Jason into a wall doesnt scare him easily. Hes wanted to be on a racetrack since he was old enough to watch Formula One with his grandfather in his birth place in Germany. When he took the wheel for startled an Orlando Speedworld high-speed practice laps, his step mother told the man, Hes been around that track a million times in his dreams. I saw so many laps on that track, Jason said. I didnt have any fear. Now 19 years old, Jasons been a racecar driver since four years before he had a drivers license. He knew he would be here when he was 11 years old, when his dad Paul asked all his kids in a Brady Bunch house of eight what they wanted to be when they grew up. They all said big things, but this was horrendous, Paul said. I told him wed come to the track every week for a year, see what happens here, and if he still wanted to race, wed do it. When the year mark came, Ja son was already begging his dad for a car. The dream started roll ing with a beat up Dodge Daytona coupe barely cracking 100hp. Usually a dream come true doesnt end in a crash. In 2011, 16-year-old Jason was driving way too fast toward New Smyrna Speedways turn two trying to catch a driver who didnt want to be caught, at least not by some body who didnt have a cheater engine. It had been going the same way the whole race, with the Oviedo High School student chasing No. 1 into corners, reeling him in on a set of rapidly disintegrating Hoosier tires, and watching him disappear on straightaways like no stockengined truck had a right to. Jason was going to catch him anyway. Flying into that turn before the back straight, he dove to the outside to try and steal the lead. Then it all came apart in an explosive chain reaction, set off by the truck racer who didnt want to be run down by the high-schooler in the red, black and yellow helmet. A hard shove into the wall that could have scared a kid out of a career did the opposite for Jason. What he did afterward was one of his proudest moments. phy from that 2011 Pro-Truck FAS CAR season, sitting next to a line of them stretching end-to-end on a long table in an upstairs room. Theres the 2010 Orlando Speedworld Rookie of the Year award, next to the classic model cars lining another wall, next to a photo of racecar drivers he idolizes from below, next to that colorful helmet that reminds him of a mother he lost at age 4. Maybe one of these days, a few years from now, that helmet will circle a racetrack at the top of Ja sons world. Hes developed a knack for getting what he wants these days: Sponsorships from American Clas sics Body Shop in Longwood, Plat inum Signs and Craig Spinal Care in Oviedo, new tires, gas money, all of it to circle that asphalt dream CAR Sprint Cup. Along the way hes picked up a nickname: The Tim Tebow of Rac ing. The Christian racecar driver who helps out with a ministry program for other racers always seems to carry a positive attitude. Maybe thats why, taking a look at his career track, nothings really slowed him down. Not the year he had to take off before he was le gally allowed to race adults and make them chase him when he ride at the next level with the K&N Pro Series East. But theres a pit stop before he only seen in his dreams. Hes en tered himself into a contest with other drivers from around the country for the same thing: a shot at the Peak Stock Car Dream Chal lenge. The link is here: http://bit. ly/1dRHfsJ taking you to Jasons page, where you can watch videos, learn about him, and help him on his way just by sharing his story and voting for him. In the meantime, hell be work ing in the Oviedo computer repair store that Paul runs, practicing his driving skills in games and simu lators, hustling for sponsorships and a chance to circle that big track thats only ever been in his dreams. I can see it, he said. If I make it, I couldnt ever say, Ive never dreamed of this. In my head, Im already there. Oviedos racecar-driving TebowISAAC BABCOCK The VoiceRIGHT PHOTO COURTESY OF PAUL ROSARIUS, LEFT PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICEJason Rosarius, right, is hoping for a shot at a dream in the Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge, but only if he gets voted in. Voice readers can help by voting at his site. Vote for Jason at http://bit.ly/1dRHfsJ to help his racecar dream come true.

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Seminole Voice | April 4, 2014 | Page 7The new Broadway Series Season at the new Dr. Phillips PACway Season at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts was unveiled in glittering Broadway fashion on March 18 with Mayor Buddy Dyer and Ron Legler sharing the news along with cast members singing and dancing from Motown. World-class theater is coming to our new worldclass stage, headlined by The Phantom of the Opera, Newsies, Motown the Musical, Pippen, Anything Goes and I Love Lucy. And by popular demand the season will also offer the record-breaking The Book of Mormon along with Disneys Beauty and the Beast. Its an incredible season, subscribe for seats in the new Performing Arts Center. Visit OrlandoBroadway.com or call 800-448-6322. Now through April 20 Shakespeare takes on Julius CaesarShakespeares version of the death of Julius Caesar explores the link between patriotism and personal ambition at a time when the world was brought to the brink of anarchy. In an already brilliant season for the Shakespeare Center, Julius Caesar is another timeless clas sic. Visit OrlandoShakes.org or call 407-447-1700.Now through April 6 FRLA celebrates the International Fly-In and ExpoAn estimated 250,000 people are expected to attend events this weekend at Lakeland Linder Airport as the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association presents the 40th annual SUN n FUN International Fly-In and Expo. Airshows will showcase aerobatics speakers highlight the history of aviation. As a special attraction, the United States Navys Blue Angels will participate in this years Expo. Visit sun-n-fun. org/FlyIn.aspxApril 4 to 13 The 23rd annual Florida Film Festival The Florida Film Festival at the Enzian includes cuttingedge cinema, while indulging in food and wine events, indus try parties, and a star-packed attendee list. The Festival plays host to more than 100 visiting directors, producers and award-winning talent this year including events and appear ances by Susan Sarandon, Paul Sorvino, Giancarlo Esposito and Shawn Christensen. For a com April 4 The CFCArts String Orchestra Presents Baroque to Beatles In this somewhat classical concert, the CFCArts String Orchestra will take the audience on a journey that varies from the Baroque to the Beatles. From Vivaldi and Mozart to McCartney and Lennon, the concert will include 30 string musicians, violin soloists and a Concerto Grosso trio. Baroque to Beatles will begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 4 at Central Christian Church, 250 S.W. Ivanhoe Blvd. in Orlando. Tickets are $10. Call 407-9371800 or visit cfcarts.comApril 4 to 6 The Central Florida Home and Garden Show means its time for homeown ers to get started on homeimprovement projects. Youll at the Home and Garden Show this weekend at the Orange County Convention Center. This all-things-about-your-home weekend offers new products and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and gardening with hundreds of experts all under one roof. Look for appearances by celebrity landscaper Ahmed Hassan, chef demos, how-tos by Chris Tice, and designer rooms. Visit CentralFloridaHomeAndGardenShow. com or call 877-871-7469. Please see CULTURE on page 9Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar JULIUS CAESAR HOME AND GARDEN SHOW Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org April 7th Grand Opening of Oviedo Panera Bread 11:30am 1:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club Join the ladies of Oviedo Businesswomen Network for their monthly luncheon at Tuscawilla County Club. OBN consists of area businesswomen who meet monthly to exchange information, share contacts and provide a support system April 9th OBN Luncheon 11:30am 1:00pm, 205 East Mitchell Hammock Rd. April 23rd Bagels & Business 8:00 9:30am, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd Oviedo FL 32765 Join us for our monthly morning seminar in the Oviedo Mall Community Room. This month we will hold a forum on the proposed sales tax for Seminole County that will be voted on May 20th. April 10th Prosource Technology Business After Hours Join us, Thursday April 10th between the hours of 4pm & 7pm for Prosource Techonolgy Solutions Business After Hours/ Open House. Meet the team at Prosource Technology Solutions, learn about services that can help your business, enter to win door prizes, light refreshments will be provided. 5:30 7:30 pm 2572 West St. Rd. 426 Suite 2056 You are cordially invited to our Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Come join us as we reinvest in the community with our new Panera Bread bakery cafe. We invite you and a friend to be among the first to walk in our cafe or experience the convenience of our drive thru.

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Seminole Voice | April 4, 2014 | Page 9CULTURE | Tchaikovsky International Competition gold medalist Elmar Oliveira plays Brahms in OrlandoApril 4 to June 29 Creald presents Paul Kwileckis Four Decades of PhotographsPaul Kwilecki was born in Bainbridge, Ga., and died there in 2009. In between, he raised a family, ran a hardware store, and spent decades with a cam era collecting images around his home. I know of no single body of work with a reach and resonance of what Paul accomplished in Decatur County, says Tom Rankin of Duke University. The exhibit of 48 silver gelatin prints will be presented at two Winter Park locations: Crealds main campus and at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. Call 407-671-1886 or visit crealde.orgApril 5 Oliveira plays BrahmsViolinist Elmar Oliveira is among this generations most honored artists. Oliveira is the ist to win the Gold Medal at Moscows Tchaikovsky Interna violinist to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. Oliveira will take on Brahmss towering Violin Concerto with the Orlando Philharmonic on April 5 at 8 p.m. Call 407-896-6700 or visit Orlandophil.orgApril 5 CFCArts presents Summon the HeroesA concert featuring the Wind Ensemble of the CFCArts Or chestra will celebrate through music the many facets of heroism in a concert featuring patriby Aaron Copland, a tribute to the Olympics, and more. Summon the Heroes will begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 5 at Corner stone Charter Academy at 5903 Randolph Ave. in Orlando. Tickets are $10 at cfcarts.comApril 6 Gold Medal Stars on Ice Tour dancing gold medal in history was won this winter by Meryl Davis and Charlie White at the Olympic Winter Games in RusCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 Please see CULTURE on page 10 OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS SERVING YOUR COMMUNITYBernard S. Zeffren, MD Eugene F. Schwartz, MD Winnie Whidden, MSN, ARNP-CVoted Best Doctors of Central FL, Orlando Magazine for 7 consecutive yearsDiplomates American Board of Allergy and Immunology Evening Hours Available793 Douglas Ave. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714407-862-5824 2 locations in Seminole County7560 Ste. 2064 407-366-7387www.orlandoallergy.com April 12th 11AM & 3PMFamily Series | Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre407-426-1739 | ORLANDOBALLET.ORGTICKETS $25/$35 &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Old Downtown Oviedo(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES OLIVEIRA PLAYS BRAHMS

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Page 10 | April 4, 2014 | Seminole Voice CULTURE | See Americas stars of the Sochi Olympics on ice, highlighted by Meryl Davis and Charlie Whitesia. On April 6 Stars on Ice will visit the Amway Center, and Olympic Figure Skating team will headline the tour. Davis and White will bring the spirit of the Winter Olympics home to the U.S. along with a starstudded cast of champions. Visit amwaycenter.com April 7 Film-Maker Ken Burns at Rollins College As part of a series of talks offered free to the public, the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College will present the cele on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. For the last three decades, Ken Burns has directed and produced the most acclaimed documentaries of all time, and he will speak about the value and beauty of Amer icas national parks in the Alfond Sports Center. The event is free and open to the public. Call 407-691-1995 or visit winterparkinstitute.org And looking ahead April 11 to 13 Carmen the Ballet Returning by popular demand, Carmen (the ballet) brings the most famous love triangle of all time to the Bob Carr PAC. With blazing intensity and an ironic twist of fate, the free-spirited Carmen tempts fate again and again until she dies at the hands of her beloved. Per formed to the music of Georges Bizet and choreographed by Robert Hill, this tragic love story brings the Orlando Ballets and 12 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 2 p.m. Call 407-426-1733 or visit Orlandoballet.orgDr. Phillips Center announces preferred caterersShowing once again that good decisions are being made at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, it was announced this week that the Center has selected four local companies as preferred caterers for the Center. Known for cre ative menus and exceptional ser vice, Arthurs Creative Events & Catering; Food Glorious Food Catering; Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport; and Puff n Stuff Catering will comprise the catering options for events at the Center from weddings to conventions. The Dr. Phillips Center will celebrate its grand opening on Nov. 6! Visit drphillipscenter.org CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Josh Garrick is a writer, photographer, educator, and ne art curator. He is a member of the Curatorial Council for the Museum of Florida Art. Garrick can be reached at joshgarrick9@gmail.com or 407-522-3906. Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.CONTA CT YOUR AREA C ENTER FOR DETAILS Center for Independent Living in Central Florida 720 North Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-623-1070 (v) 407-623-1185 (tty)Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance. Dr. Gary D. McDonald OPTOMETRIC PHYSICIAN Oviedo VISION Center Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Glaucoma Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529)www.tmoranlaw.net tim@tmoranlaw.net Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo SUMMON THE HEROES CARMEN THE BALLET KEN BURNS

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Seminole Voice | April 4, 2014 | Page 11 VOIc C ES THIS WEEK IN POLITICAL HISTORY APRIL 10, 1963 The U.S.S. Thresher, an atomic submarine, sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, killing the entire crew when it unexpectedly As a member of the nightshade family, eggplant (Solanum melongena) is native to South Asia and taxonomically related to peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and tobacco. Most of the worlds current production is still based in its original territories of China, India, Egypt, Iran and Turkey. Western ity to elicit European recipes dating back to the 16th century. Early British varieties were smaller ovoids of white or yellow, lending themselves to our modern nomenclature. The North American football-sized, purple berry with which we are most familiar is just one of many popular cultivars currently grown worldwide. Starting eggplant from seed requires a warm location, similar to what is required for starting other warm season crops, including the aforementioned cousins. Most retail seed or transplant selections will be limited to our common large purple types, but catalog choices open options to the worlds varieties. Given the proper conditions, eggplant is a perennial, but our cold winters and prevalent moisture-driven leaf diseases usually limit our cultiva tion to multi-season annual production. Once established in my spring garden, the cally through summer into autumn. This years plan includes planting a batch in Autumn planting does not allow enough time to establish the crop, as the days get shorter and nights colder. As the cultivated time passes, nurture established eggplant plants by pruning the stems, watching for pests, harvesting matured fruit, and weeding the under story. Keep the soil mulched and apply a commensurate amount of fertilizer in respect to the harvestable nutrition reaped. Root-knot nematodes prey on the lengthy establishment of the root system, symptomizing as reduced production while hidden underground chaos thrives. As the plants enlarge to bush status, judiciously wrench-out weakened individuals, allowing the remaining plants space to bloom. Preen any tangled branches to avoid alcoves of rotted fruit and damp demise. Recipes abound for this starchy nightshade. A simple favorite shared by a French acquaintance consists of using a paring knife to stab a smaller fruit then twist the blade, insert garlic cloves into the penetrations, and bake in the toaster oven until mush. The resultant is then blended in a food processor, skin and all, for a dip relegated as Parisian caviar. Arab baba ghanoush, starting with similar baked and processed eggplant, then combines sesame tahini, and lemon. The French stew of ratatouille makes for voluminous use of our garden production. Or you can hide your eggplant harvest under layers of tomato sauce and cheese, then bake for the classic eggplant Parmesan. But then again, everything tastes better deep-fried! Yes, it can happen to you... In November, I was contacted via phone and email by my credit card companys fraud department. The customerservice representative informed me that our card number had been compromised and that they were going to close the ac count immediately and send replacement cards. After the representative and I reviewed the most recent 10-15 transactions, which were all legitimate charges, I responded that they (Chase) were overreacting. After all, I had this credit card number for the past 14 years. I had even committed all 16 digits to memory and couldnt imag ine our account ending in anything other than 4884. Yes, I guess I had some kind of sentimental attachment to it, but there also were all the automatic payments that were associated with it. I assured the representative that my ac to overreact by closing it but to no avail. At the conclusion of our phone conver sation, she announced the account was closed and new cards were on their way. Two days later, with no fanfare, confetti, or extra rewards points, our new cards arrived. That was the end of that. My husband and I are meticulous about and all other sensitive information. We are disciplined about our online purchases. We only purchase from reputable websites such as Amazon and the like, and use our credit card at well-established and wellsafeguarded brick-and-mortar retail stores (or so we thought). So I was more than peeved by all this to-do over nothing. Then a few days after this we learned of the Target security breach involving a malicious malware that affected all 1,800 Target stores and compromised an estimated 40 million credit cards ours included. This news helped put things in perspective: The replacement of our card was necessary and in the grand scheme of things, as it related to us, no permanent harm had been done. Thankfully, our credit card had not been used illegally we just had to bear the nuisance of updating our vendors for automatic payments and the feeling of our privacy disrupted. Thats the way I felt until January, when I received another phone call and email from our credit card company with the same scenario as before: Our number had been compromised a second time and we were being issued new cards. Oh the joy of having to once again collect vendor queue for a representative, update our information, etc., and the unsettling feeling that someone was tampering with our account information. With this being the second time, I niences and this would be it. when we were hit again! This time around, however, we didnt even get a phone call but just received new cards in the mail. We had instructions to activate them by March 1 because our old cards would stop working on that date. The whole situation seems like it has become a joke: In less than four months we were issued three different replacement years without a problem. I no longer of fered lengthy explanations to vendors, but merely stated that I was calling to update our credit card information. Now it seems that combing through our credit cards daily transactions and com paring notes with my husband has become a necessary staple of our dinner conversa tions. How unfair and bothersome this has become. Im not sure that our household could commit to functioning without a credit card, but there are higher-tech ways for retailers to keep our information safer such as using imbedded chips instead of magnetic strips, like much of the rest of the world and they better start doing so if they want to keep us and others as patrons. If the compromising of 40 million cards isnt enough to expedite swift change in security measures, how many cards does it take? I just hope I dont have to activate another new card before I go out for dinner. Maritza Martinez is director of the University of Central Floridas Community Relations department. at Maritza.Martinez@ucf.edu.Want to grow eggplants? Start planting nowHow many credit card frauds must we endure? Tom CareyFrom my garden to yoursTom 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 >PHOTO BY TOM CAREY THE VOICEEggplants are fairly tolerant of Central Floridas climate, but are best planted in the spring. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 31, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS MARITZA MARTINEZ UCF Forum columnist

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Page 2 Central Florida SeniorAPRIL 2014PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ADVERTISING Linda Stern 407.376.2434 LStern@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com Published by Turnstile Media Group 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835-5705 P: 407.563.7000 F: 407.563.7099 shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM shadow.indd 1 5/1/12 3:22 PM here should be more to life than maintenance-free living. To learn more about our community in Kissimmee, call (407) 933-1999. Kaiser Health News took a look recently at some of the possibilities of remote monitoring by high-tech into your cellphone and allow your doctor to keep track of your health, For example, if your heart rate accelerates while youre doing your daily errands, the doctor will know it devices can tell whether were taking tress on our bed to check breathing our glucose levels or blood pressure. Thats not to say most doctors are jumping on these devices as being the latest and greatest. While they like the information that can be gathered, some doctors are concerned about pa tient privacy. The information doesnt go straight into patient records, but the day eventually will come when it will. At this point, patients must give permission for their information to be taken and must go into the doctors themselves over the Internet. In a preview of coming events, one device developer is already hooked up with advertisers and labs. Insurance companies are encouraging patients to upload their information from other devices. Many of the devices are not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Are you nervous about this yet? What if you knew your information would go over the Internet, or if you knew it wasnt always covered by health privacy laws? If youre asked to wear one of these new gadgets, ask questions about where the information goes ... lots and lots of questions. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. High-tech gadgets track our health Most Older People Have DiverticulosisDEAR DR. DONOHUE:I am a 78-year-old female,active and in good health or so I thought. I eat right and never smoked or drank alcohol. Yesterday,a colonoscopy showed severe diverticulosis. The doctor prescribed Benefiber,then left and never returned. I am stunned. What do I do now? Will I have this forever? Am I unhealthy? How does one develop diverticulosis? What the difference between osisand itis? S.K. ANSWER:Your world isnt collapsing. Youre healthy. Youll have diverticulosis forever. By age 60,half of the people in North America have it. By age 80,two-thirds have it. A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colons muscular wall to its outer surface. A diverticulum looks like a small soap bubble. Its only 1/5 to 2/5 inches (0.5 to 1 cm) in diameter. You can thank our diet for diverticulosis. We refine flour and throw away its bran the outer coat of grain. In countries where whole grains (including the bran) are commonly used,diverticulosis is a rarity. Bran and other fiber hold water in undigested food. Without fiber,the food residue dries and becomes hard. The colon muscles have to generate a great deal of force to keep it moving. That force causes the colon lining to pop through the colon wall as a diverticulum. For most,diverticulosis is a silent condition that remains silent for life. For a few,the diverticulum breaks and causes a local infection in the colon diverticulitis. The pain of a diverticulitis attack is usually felt in the lower left corner of the abdomen, and sometimes people have fever and chills along with the pain. The attack is treated by resting the tract and by giving antibiotics. Were supposed to get 30 grams of fiber a day. Fruits (especially those with edible skins),many vegetables and whole-grain products are the source of dietary fiber. If people cannot get enough fiber in their diet,then commercial products like the one youre taking fill the gap. Metamucil, Perdiem,Citrucel and Fiberall are other examples. The booklet on diverticulosis explains the ins and outs of this very common disorder. To order a copy, write:Dr. Donohue No. 502W,Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE:My husband has chronic blepharitis and frequently develops hard buildups in both eyes that cause great discomfort. The doctor must remove them two times a month. What can be done to prevent them? S.R. ANSWER:Blepharitis (BLEF-uhRYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelid margins,which become red and crusty. The crust can build up into hard deposits. A twice-a-day program of lid cleansing might eliminate the crusts. Have your husband apply warm compresses (a wet washcloth) to closed lids for five to 10 minutes and then massage the lids. After the massage,he cleanses the lid margins with a cotton-tipped applicator dipped in a solution of one part baby shampoo and one part water. The doctor might have to prescribe an antibiotic ointment. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475.2009 North America Synd.,Inc. All Rights Reserved How Does Your Hospital Rate?It really DOES matter what hospital you go to when you need care. Your life could depend on it. So says the seventh annual study by HealthGrades. This is the same group that tracks doctors,hospitals and nursing homes and assigns a grade for the level of care. Its latest study reveals that your risk of death can be cut as much as 27 percent if you get your care at a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence.To get that designation,a hospital has to pass a long list of criteria. The HealthGrades Web site [www.healthgrades.com] lists by state all of the Distinguishedhospitals. You can search (for free) for grades on a given hospital for any of dozens of medical conditions. Look for Research Hospitals on the front screen of the Web site. Its when you want a full report on a hospital that you have to pay a fee. Youll also have to pay a fee to check out a specific doctor or nursing home it costs money for the report. A much easier way to check on a hospital or doctor is on the governments Health and Human Services website [www.hospitalcompare.hhs .gov]. The HHS layout lets you compare multiple hospitals,right on the same screen. The information is very comprehensive,too. For example,one question concerns the percent of surgery patients who were given an antibiotic at the right time,within one hour before surgery. This is a small detail maybe,but crucial to ones recovery. To find out if there is a Distinguishedhospital in your area,check the HealthGrades Web site and then search for details at the HHS site. Still,if youre facing a major medical issue,perhaps paying for the HealthGrades report would give you needed extra information. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions,but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475, Orlando,FL 32853-6475,or send email to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 at Winter Park Towers Your room is waiting for you if you need Pain and Symptom Management Hospital Follow-up Complex Treatments, or Crisis Care Referrals 866-742-6655#5019096 www.cornerstonehospice.org www.SeriousIllness.org/cornerstoneMedicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances accepted Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.CONTA CT YOUR AREA C ENTER FOR DETAILS Center for Independent Living in Central Florida 720 North Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789 407-623-1070 (v) 407-623-1185 (tty)Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance.

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Page 6 DEMENTIA | Inside the dementia simulator, simple tasks become nearly impossible as confusion sets in represent two-thirds of Ameri cans living with the disease and there are 2.5 times more women than men working to provide the intensive 24-hoursa-day care for a loved one with Alzheimers. The symptoms of dementia are incredibly disrupting to daily life. Theres memory loss, loss of problem solving and reasoning skills, and normal tasks such as folding laundry become almost impossible. Those with dementia experience confusion with time or place, changes in mood and personality, and have trouble joining or follow ing a conversation. The tour was created using Bevilles 30 years of clinical observation of people with de mentia and how their caregiv ers respond to their behavior, and studies of brain scans to see where the damage was on dementia patients to determine ways to mimic that damage and create those behaviors in people with normal brains. At the tour, participants enter a dim room with strobe simple tasks to complete folding laundry and setting a table. Headphones pump in loud noises to block out all other sound to represent the loss of ability to differentiate each noises importance. For example, a television left on across the room would be equally as noisy as a person standing in front of them trying to talk directly to the person with dementia. Goggles darken and limit vision straight ahead and peripherally, gloves limit feeling in the hands and dull motor skills. Plastic prick ly shoe inserts give the pain someone with dementia might be living with but unable to tell anyone about. A seemingly unhelpful person in the room pretending to not understand your question shows the real struggles people with dementia have communicating every day. Its all disorienting. The experience is eye-open ing for healthcare workers, who, while they understand the clinical symptoms of dementia, have trouble relating those to treatments as theyve never felt or experienced those symp toms themselves. The tour does that for them. Manni said she learned that changing an environment is more impor tant to treating a dementia patient than trying to change the person or their medication. A bright room with low noise and simple furniture and a comforting touch can do won ders, she said. The behaviors of dementia patients, if youre looking at the whole, can be catastrophic sometimes and easily misin terpreted, they can be angry for absolutely no reason that people go through this and understand, this is why theyre angry its very hard to put yourself in their mind and you cant communicate some Manni said that while watching Consulate employ ees go through the simulator, she saw her dementia patients. People with normal brains were wandering around lost in the room they had created for the simulator, sitting alone and covering their heads, get ting upset when no one would help them, not completing the simple tasks they were given because they couldnt hear or couldnt remember what to do seconds later. When you look at a person going through the Virtual Dementia Tour and you over lay observing a person who actually has the disease, the behaviors are almost exactly Thats especially useful for researchers because the simulator experiencers can give insight into the disease by explaining how they felt or why they acted certain ways after a tour, something people with dementia cant do. Bevilles goal with the Vir tual Dementia Tour is to reach all communities, from caregiv ers to grocery store workers, and give them an elevated so cial consciousness and aware ness for those with dementia dementia to remain a part of their communities for as long as possible, treated with under standing and patience. People with dementia cant communi cate that need, so shes doing it for them. Its our intent to help people connect with those who she said. Candice Beaty, manag Dreams, has learned that theres no use yelling at her grandmother, who has demen tia. Yet thats something any one might do absentmindedly when questions and commands surprise her grandmother with a tap on the back or speak too at her in the eye, talk slowly and pay attention when her grandmother speaks or asks a question. It got me to understand that I cant make her under CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTOS BY SARAH WILSON CENTRAL FLORIDA SENIORDirector of Clinical Education for Consulate Health Care Feryn Lang struggles with simple tasks in the simulator, from folding socks, sorting cards and setting a dinner table. COMMUNITY CLIPS ARE JUST A CLICK AWAY.

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Page 7 Fully 50 percent of veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system suf fer from chronic pain, accord ing to testimony before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Thats above the national average. The treatment method for serious pain typically has been through the use of prescrip tion opioids, which are habitforming. In at-risk patients, use of these drugs can lead to abuse of the medications theyre sold to others. Other patients are at risk just because of long-term use. The methods to help at-risk veterans start before the drugs are even handed out by improving the training of those who prescribe the drugs and by participation in statelevel prescription monitoring programs. The greatest effort has gone into determining when these opioids are appropriately prescribed when there are multiple medical conditions physical as well as psychologi cal along with the risks for overdose because of a combi nation of the two. One of the VAs drug pro grams is showing great signs Initiative, tested at eight sites in Minnesota, has been shown to reduce the dependency on habit-forming opioids. This is accomplished via education, monitoring, other non-habit-forming drugs and alternative methods such as acupuncture and behavior therapy, as well as using a multi-disciplinary medical team. Patients were offered a trial of non-opioid drugs to test lower doses for pain manage ment. The result: Dependency on high-dose opioids use was reduced by 50 percent. Also in development is a pain-management app for cellphones the selfmanagement VA Pain Coach. The app includes the veterans health library, a management toolkit and assessments. To learn more about the cellphone app, go online to mobilehealth. va.gov/content/pain-coach-appFreddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@ gmail.com 2013 King Features Synd. Inc. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 13year-old son went to band ach pain and started to vomit. The instructors were alarmed and took him to the hospi tal, where doctors diagnosed appendicitis. We gave phone permission for him to have an operation. Everything went My wife and I have a few questions. Could he have eaten something that caused appen dicitis? What does not having an appendix do to people? No one in my wifes or my family has had such an operation. Were ignorant about all this. G.G. ANSWER: The appendix the colon in the lower-right side of the abdomen. It looks like a slender worm, and has an average length of 3 inches (8 centimeters). The function of the appendix isnt clearly role in body immunity. Life without an appendix goes on as normally as life with one. The appendix has a hollow core, which is lined with lym phoid tissue, the same kind of tissue found in lymph nodes. Bacteria from the colon can invade the hollow core and cause the lymph tissue to supply, and the appendix begins to disintegrate ap pendicitis. Undigested food or hard fecal material also can block the appendixs core and lead to the same situa tion. Nothing your son ate is likely the cause. All the other campers ate the same food as he, but he was the only one to develop this problem. The pain of appendicitis most often starts in the area of the navel (bellybutton) and works its way toward the lower-right corner of the abdomen. Temperature rises. Vomiting is common, and sometimes diarrhea is part of the picture. A doctor, by what he or she hears from the pa tient, along with the examina tion of the abdomen, usually can make the diagnosis. In confusing circumstances, an ultrasound is most helpful. Millions of people world wide live without an appen will your son. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When I was about 10 years old, I got the mumps. Now I am 30 and have been married for three years. My wife and I want to have a family, but we arent having any luck. Do you think the mumps made me infertile? J.Z. ANSWER: In around 40 percent of men who get the mumps after puberty, the virus also travels to the testicles. That results in impaired fertil ity almost never happens. If both testicles are infected, then sterility might be a problem. Before puberty, testicular involvement is rare, and infer tility isnt a problem. You were only 10. Its highly unlikely that the mumps caused you to be infertile. You and your wife shouldnt have to handle this problem on your own. Why not consult a doctor so both of you can be examined? An answer to the question why you arent having the family you want will be found, and a solution, if possible, will be suggested by the doctor. en Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.Life goes on after your appendix comes out Chronic pain management without addiction By Samantha MazzottaReusing Wood for FlooringQ:Ive been watching some home-improvement shows on television lately that advocate greenbuilding techniques, including reusing wood from other structures for a homes wood flooring,rather than buying new. What do you think about this trend,and how do I go about doing this? Larry in Tempe,Ariz.A:Recycled wood flooring is a good trend,in my opinion, because rather than chopping down live trees to supply the hardwood for your floor,wood from many types of disused structures or other sources of salvaged lumber can be remilled to give it a second life. There is some concern that the current stock of highquality salvaged wood will run out eventually,but no timetable has been given for that. Recycled hardwood is often of better quality than new hardwoods. Its been curing for many years,resulting in a tighter grain and more stability. Also, much of the current stock of recycled wood originally came from oldgrowth forests,most of which either no longer exist or are protected,and so youre getting high-quality denseness and stability that most new woods cant match. One thing it is not,however,is cheap. Recycled hardwood costs much more than new (Toolbase Services estimates that it runs about $5.75 to $11 per square foot,while new oak flooring runs about $3 per square foot). Recycled wood also must be installed by a professional. Despite the cost,recycled wood tends to be beautiful and durable and a nice conversation piece at parties. If youre interested in having it installed, many flooring contractors are able to procure and install recycled wood. You should check with more than one contractor,though,get estimates,and ideally work with someone who specializes in recycled wood-flooring installation. Send questions or home-repair tips to homeguru2000@hotmail.com,or write This Is a Hammer,c/o King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 32853-6475.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc.All types of wood floors need the same type of care: Wipe up liquid spills immediately, dont use harsh cleaners or oil soaps,and sweep,dust mop or vacuum regularly to prevent grit from dulling the finish.Dogs Help Vets Cope With PTSDTheres new ammo in the hunt for a fix for post-traumatic stress disorder. For some veterans,the answers lie in dogs. But not just any dogs. Specially trained dogs are being given to some veterans suffering from PTSD,and in many cases,its working. When out in public,the dogspresence invites social conversation,yet they will place themselves physically between someone approaching and the veteran,who is likely to still be leery of contact. With the dogs,veterans find that theyre able to leave home without fear and can slowly transition to a more normal life. Many of the dogs are trained in prisons in the Puppies Behind Bars program,where they spend a year with specially trained prisoners [www.puppiesbehindbars.com]. To turn the tables a bit,a group called Paws for Purple Hearts [www.assistancedog.org] allows veterans with PTSD to become trainers for dogs that will assist veterans with physical disabilities. Run by Bergin University in California,the Paws program gives a needed sense of purpose to veterans with PTSD,as well as the grounding and self-worth that come from knowing theyre working to help someone else. In this case its a veteran with physical disabilities. For more information,call PPH at 707545-3647 ext. 28. Steps also are being taken to head PTSD off at the pass,again using dogs. Combat Stress Teams in Iraq and Afghanistan are shipped over with therapy dogs that quickly become popular with service personnel. The dogs serve,among other things,as icebreakers and stress relievers,inviting conversations that might otherwise not take place. For a real treat,do an Internet search for Boe and Budge,two therapy dogs that were sent to Iraq with a stress team. Write to Freddy Groves in care of King Features Weekly Service,P.O. Box 536475,Orlando,FL 328536475,or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com.2009 King Features Synd.,Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceMarch 2-8, 2009 Independent Catholic Church Love Without Judgment

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Page 8 Maitland Senior Center programsJoin Audrey every Tuesday in April at 10:30 a.m. for Line Dance Lessons Class is 1.5 hours and perfect for all levels of dancers. Beginners always welcome! Cost of the class is $4 to the teacher. Join us every Monday and Friday in April at 1 p.m. to see your favorite movies! Check our calendar online to see what movies are showing. Please call to reserve your seat! Join John every Monday, Thursday and Friday in April at 9 a.m. for Yoga. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Cost of the class is $2 to the teacher. Join us every Monday in April at 1 p.m. for our Conversational French group. Spend time chatting with others and making new friends. Join Esther every Tuesday in April at 9 a.m. for Tai Chi classes. It costs $10 per month to the teacher. Please wear a white shirt, black pants, and comfortable shoes. Join us every Tuesday in April at 1 p.m. for our Conversational Spanish group. Chat with others and mak ing new friends. Must be uent in Spanish to participate. Join Sherre every Wednesday in April at 10 a.m. for Instructors Choice. This class is a combo of mat and chair yoga that is great for all levels. Cost is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat. Join Ty every Wednesday in April at 11 a.m. for Yoga Nidra, a sublime conscious sleep (meditation) class. Cost of the class is $5 to the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat, something to cover yourself with (if you get cold), and a small pillow. Join Donna every Thursday in April at 11:30 a.m. for Chair Yoga. Cost is a $2 donation to the teacher. Join Ann every Friday in April for Recorder classes at 12:30 p.m. Les sons are free! Please call the Senior Center at 407-539-6251 for specics on this class. The Maitland Senior Center presents a program for elders on the second Friday of the month that is staffed by counselors from S.H.I.N.E. The program provides free unbiased counseling about Medicare, Me digap, HMOs, Medicaid, Prescriptions Drug Plans, and Long Term Care. All counseling is rst-come-rst-served. Bring your list of medications or Rx bottles, insurance card and red, white and blue Medicare card. For more in formation, call 1-800-96 ELDER (1800-963-5337), email information@ elderaffairs.org or visit FLORIDASH INE.org The Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our schedule is subject to change without notice. For more in formation about these and any other events at the Maitland Senior Center, please call us at 407-539-6251 or visit us on the web at itsmymaitland. comCasselberry adult tness classesBack 2 Basics is a low-impact workout at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m. on Satur days. Its $49.99 a month for unlimited classes. Chair Yoga is at 10 a.m. every Mon day and will get you moving again! The cost is $2 per class. Gentle/Restorative Yoga is from 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Sundays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior citizens discount is $5 per class. For more in formation, contact Alice Gomes at 609-290-8195 or email alice@imag ineyoga.net Yoga Technique is 8:45 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Cost is $10 per class. Senior discount is $5 per class. Chairobics is from 11:05 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. Its free! For more info, contact Claudia Laine at 407-718-9066. Tai Chi for Beginners is at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, followed at 2 p.m. by inter mediate class. For more information, contact Eric Raboy at 407-731-9130. Cost is $5 per class or $20 per month. For more information on classes and registration, contact Mario Algarin at 407-262-7700, ext. 1576, or malga rin@casselberry.org or visit cassel berry.org/registerWinter Springs Senior CenterLearn ceramics from a talented group at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays at the Winter Springs Senior Center at 400 N. Edgemon Ave. in Winter Springs. Call 407-327-6556 for more information. Have fun and get moving at yoga classes at 10 a.m. every Friday morning. Chair yoga is also available, offering all the benets of traditional yoga. Bingo is Wednesday, Friday and the last Sunday of the month. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. followed by Bin go at 1 p.m. There is no bingo prior to the last Sunday. A bridge class meets at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday to help your game. Need to relieve some stress? Begin ning on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., we will start a Guided Meditation class. This will be a 30-minute class. We are excited about this class and want to thank Robin Ward for taking the time to offer it. Hope to see you all then! 2069 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 762 E. Altamonte Drive Altamonte Springs, FL 32701(407) 691-3009 (407) 679-2135 Visit us on the web @ www.binsons.com r fntbt f rtt ftbt bt bnr nr rt b bb f b tb off trtnCoupon redeemable for cash, check or credit card purchases only. Not redeemable for insurance transactions. Excludes custom/special orders & nutritional supplements. May not be combined with any other discounts. Coupon has no cash value. Senior Calendar ENTERTAINMENT BOTH DAYS Performing Arts of Maitland Suzuki Players and Colby Dance SchoolCONTRIBUTORS City of MaitlandW2 ProductionsPerforming Arts of MaitlandCostco-Altamonte SpringsBuca di Beppo RestaurantBoy Scouts Winter Park/Maitland ObserverCentral Florida Lifestyle PublicationSheraton Orlando North Hotel-Maitland Courtyard by Marriott Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando North-Altamonte Springs MEDIA SPONSOR Clear ChannelDuke EnergySimply WellHunter VisionGranite TransformationsDigital Risk Home Makeover SystemsDirect BuyPNC BankThe Q at MaitlandTrustco Bank Brightway InsuranceWinter Park Memorial Hospital 100 Artists and Craftsmen around Lake Lily Park Kluts The Clown Doing Face Painting Balloon Art And Childrens Edible Art Maitland Library will be having a book sale on the library lawn both days of the show.Saturday 9-5 April 12, 2014 Sunday 10-4 April 13, 2014 Maitland At Poster 2014 9.5 x 7.25.indd 1 4/1/14 10:22 AM