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VOL.121 NO.



Just because you are traveling this holiday season doesn't
mean leaving your traditions behind. SEE INSIDE FLAIR


A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to
disrupt the plans of 94.5 million travelers.






Christmas 2013 is about to join all our
other holiday memories. Surely it was just a
few days ago that our Florida family mem-
bers gathered at David and Janie's around
the Thanksgiving
j.lHh table. The smell of
roast turkey from
f Jeff and Mary Lou's
i- ~ oven invited us, as
c oss ecuaunts, uncles and four
grandchildren from
across the country
clasped hands around
the table giving
thanks, in turn, for
Derek our gifts of health,
DUN-RA friends, family and
CHAIRMAN We had hardly
digested the last bite
from the dessert table when the 5-pound
Thanksgiving edition of the Sun called our
attention to Christmas shopping.
In just a couple of days it will be
Christmas Eve. We will enjoy the emotional
lift of hundreds of voices carrying 'Away
in a Manger," "Joy to theWorld" and the
"Hallelujah" chorus to the church high
As a youth, the days between
Thanksgiving and Christmas were much
longer than today. It seemed a lifetime
between the big family table with the
much-admired turkey to the same table
holding a succulent ham well-decorated
with cloves.
Before my brothers and I got even
close to Florida, we tacked a Christmas
sock to the fireplace mantel in Palisades,
N.Y Never disturbing the fireplace ashes,
Santa, on the way to putting gifts under
the tree, paused to fill our stockings with
walnuts, pecans and peanuts and several
foil-wrapped chocolate candy coins. There
might be a small gift such as could be
found in a box of Cracker Jacks.
Later we each found three or four gifts
under the tree. One very likely was an
article of apparel our mother might have
suggested to Santa. There were three hard
rubber balls of red, yellow and blue. We
found three paddles with an attached
rubber ball. I could never keep the ball
moving the way my younger brother
Peter could. One Christmas, we each got a
"made in Japan" tiny boat, not much bigger
that a matchbox, that could be powered in
the tub by a birthday candle when we took
a bath.
A memorable gift when I was 7 was a
pair of high-top leather lumberjack boots
that laced up with rawhide strips that
looped around exterior hooks. The left boot
had a side pocket with a snap enclosing
a small pocketknife. There was a debate
over my keeping it. I won the debate by
promising to keep the knife in its pocket.
A deep snow outside challenged my new
boots. Down the country road about two
blocks was the construction site of a new
school. Water of unknown depth filled the
ditch that would be a basement. No one
was around. I slipped the knife from its
pocket and opened the blade. It slipped
from my fingers into the icy waters of the
ditch. I still miss that knife.
Our younger brother Jonathan shared
this Christmas story:
"When I was 6 years old and my
brothers were 7 and 9, we were staying
with our paternal grandparents on Long
Island while our mother and father were
establishing a new life for us in Florida. It
was 1936 and the Great Depression was
still in full swing. On Christmas morning,
we three boys found at the bottom of our
Christmas stockings hung on the mantel
what seemed to our eyes a gigantic tanger-
ine. It was so sweet, so succulent, so easily
peeled, so enchanting. For more than
75 years, I have been trying to approximate
that singular experience of my first tan-
gerine. And clementines come pretty darn
close! A few days later, our grandmother
took us into Manhattan and put us on a
train for Miami, and we celebrated New
Year's Day in our new home."
Derek Dunn-Rankin is chairman of the
Sun Coast Media Group. He can be reached

Concepci6n, a fourth-generation
cigar maker born and raised in Cuba,
doesn't remember exactly how old he
was when he started smoking. He was
definitely in the double digits, as far as
he can recall but not by much.
"Honestly, I can't remember," he
said. "When you grow up around
tobacco like I did, it just becomes part
of your life."
Concepci6n's father worked in a
cigar factory in Cuba, as did his grand-
parents, great-grandparents, aunts and
uncles. As a little boy, the bedroom he
shared with his grandparents held a
little wooden table where the elders

hand-rolled thousands of stogies over
the course of their lifetime.
It's the memory and traditions of
life back home that bind so many
Southwest Florida Cubans together,
and it's why restaurateur Dayami
Morales, owner of Morales Cuban
Restaurant, wanted to expand her '
popular eatery.
Morales long has been known to
Cubans and non-Cubans alike as the
place to get authentic, home-cooked
Cuban food. From its hot-pressed SUN PHOTO BY BRENDA BARBOS
Cuban sandwiches to its piping-hot SUN PHOTO BY BRENDA BARBOS
black beans and rice and perfectly sea- During a recent event at at the new Morales
soned ropa vieja (shredded beef), the Cuban Restaurant in Port Charlotte, cigar
restaurant doesn't have to stretch far maker Ovel Concepci6n gently rolls a cigar
to convince folks it's the real deal. binder in a soft, moist tobacco leaf, known as
a wrapper, and dabs a bit of cigar"glue"to the
MORALES 17 leaf to hold everything together.

Go fish!

This tarpon was hooked during a Professional Tarpon Tournament Series event using the now-banned Boca Grande jig.

2013 saw big changes for snook and tarpon

Editor's note: The Sun is recapping
its most compelling and talked about
stories of 2013. Look for stories to follow
each day, through Dec. 31.
Snook and tarpon are among
Southwest Florida's most popular
gamefish, and 2013 was a big year for
For the first time in more than three
years, snook season was open from
Sept. 1 to Dec. 1. Why was it closed?
Well, we had ourselves a little crisis
back in 2010. For 10 miserable days

in January, the Sunshine
State was anything but. Best (
If you were here, you
remember. If you weren't, d
here's a brief picture:
leaden, sunless skies;
highs in the 50s and lows
below freezing; tropical
landscaping turned to
brown mush; everyone bundled up
in whatever winter-ish clothing a
Floridian happens to own. And, oh
yeah Charlotte Harbor's shorelines
and coves were littered with dead
snook and other fish.
Snook took a particularly hard hit,


because water tempera-
tures below 55 degrees kill
them pretty reliably. With
huge numbers of dead
fish reported around the
state, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation

i W commissioners knew
they had a snook crisis
on their hands. They moved quickly,
extending the snook season closure
until September statewide.
As FWC biologists sifted through the
data they had from snook-kill reports
FISH 112

Christmas outreach delivers food, toys, love

By GARY ROBERTS Rebecca, 28. "My kids are so thankful
STAFF WRITER for everything."
For Rebecca, a single mom, these
CHARLOTTE HARBOR Six-year- may be the only Christmas presents
old Angel Bazzetti clutches a Frisbee she can give her young children. In just
in one hand while trying a kitchen the last couple of weeks, the electricity
scrubbing glove on the other, gifts from and water have been turned off at
Saturday's Christmas Compassion their Port Charlotte home. The utilities
event, at which Heart of Mercy were switched back on only because
Ministries played host. His sister, Rebecca's mother and local churches
9-year-old Naomi, holds a coloring paid the bills.
book. Simple presents for children who And Rebecca is thankful too for
don't have a long Christmas list. the hot food, clothes and toys being
"I'm very blessed," said their mother, handed out at the event.

"Just enough to keep things going,"
she said, simply.
The Seventh Annual Christmas
Compassion Community Outreach is
part of the ongoing ministry work of
the Rev. Sarah Jansson and her son,
the Rev. Daniel Caimi, both pastors
with the North Port-based Heart of
Mercy. They collect donations year-
round, then distribute them, along
with a spiritual message, from roadside
tents regularly set up across south

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"The best way to spread
Christmas cheer is singing loud
for all to hear!"

Morales offers a taste of Cuba




Edison holds pinning ceremony

dison State College
nursing students
celebrated a mile-
stone in their nursing
studies recently with a
traditional pinning cer-
emony at the Charlotte
campus in Punta Gorda,
according to a press re-
lease from the school.
The ceremony rec-
ognized graduates who
will earn their associate
degree in nursing from
Edison State in May 2014.
Congratulations to the
following students:
Betty Kathleen
Apodaca, Jessica
Lynn Banks, William
Bannon Jr., Minerva
Cantu, Beatriz Chipi,
Herve David, Diana M.
Donnelly, Elisabeth
Dorsainvil, Krystle Marie
Earnest, Carol Grace,
Christie Graham, Tracie
McMahon, Jason Newton,
Carolyn L. Otakan, Ellen
Y. Pion, Ginouse P. Isaac,
Michele Sleitweiler,
Susan Sperling, Rebecca
Swisher, Marie J.
Thomas, Amanda Tuck,
Scott Weiler and Kristin

Some Charlotte
County jailbirdss"
recently stepped up to
do a lot of good about
$22,586 worth, in fact.
According to a
press release from the
Muscular Dystrophy
Association, more than
30 local business and civ-
ic leaders were "arrested"
and put "behind bars"
as part of the MDANs Port
Charlotte Lock-Up fund-
raiser, held Wednesday at
Ruby Tuesday, at the Port
Charlotte Town Center
mall. The "suspects"
reached out to friends,
family, co-workers and
business contacts to raise
"bail" -which will go to-
ward helping Southwest
Florida families affected
by the set of conditions
the MDA is fighting to
Some of our local
jailbirdss" include:

Charlotte County Sheriff
Bill Prummell, Natalie
Lashway of the Farr
Law Firm, Joel Ament of
ERA Realty, and Frank
Leontitsis of the Lucas
Law Firm. Stepping up
as event sponsors were
agencies and businesses
such as the Charlotte
County Sheriff's Office,
DJ Big John of Firedog
Entertainment, Elite
Limousine Services and
the Wyvern.
"It's amazing how
our community rallied
around (the) MDA and
did a great job raising
bail," KimViquesney,
executive director of the
area MDA group, stated
in the press release.
"The Lock-Up was a fun
celebration of the work
each person did to help
families who live right
here in our community."
For more information
about the MDANs Lock-
Up campaign, contact
Viquesney at 239-437-
6900 or kviquesney@
Kudos to everyone who
so graciously went "into
custody" and worked to

The Port Charlotte Elks
recently held its annual
Christmas party for area
children. Between 100 and
120 children were invited to
attend. The party consisted
of hot dogs, pizza, popcorn,
cotton candy and drinks.
There also were booths set up
to decorate your own cookie,
face painting and coloring.
Here, Santa arrives with Mrs.
Claus and to give out gifts. All
the children received what
they had requested, including

Charlotte Academy Lower Elementary students in Debbie DeSimio's class recently visited Char-
lotte County's Fire Station 7 in Punta Gorda. The students visited the 911 call station, and then
Station 7. They got to try a fire hose, and learned about the firetrucks and equipment, a rescue
medical helicopter and more. Everyone enjoyed lunch at the station.

raise the sorely needed
funds, and to all those
who pitched in to "bail
out" these cheerful

Congratulations to
Sam Kiburz. He recently
joined Charlotte State
Bank & Trust as a portfo-
lio manager in the Trust &
Investment Management
Services division, accord-
ing to a press release from
the bank. From his bases
at the bank's Murdock
and Punta Gorda offices,
Kiburz manages the
individual investment
holdings of clients,
including individuals,
families, foundations and
institutions throughout

the state of Florida.
Kiburz graduated from


High School.
He earned
a bachelor's
degree in
business ad-
from the
of Florida,

and a master's degree in
business from Florida
Gulf Coast University.
Before joining Charlotte
State Bank & Trust, he
worked for more than
10 years in Collier and
Lee counties in private
banking and wealth
management, while living
in Punta Gorda.

An Eagle Scout, Kiburz
is an assistant scoutmas-
ter for Cub Scout Pack
13 of the Boy Scouts of
America in Punta Gorda.
The bank also let us
know that residential
lender Anne Heinen
recently was named
Business Partner of the
Year by the Women's
Council of Realtors. She
received the honor at the
group's annual installa-
tion banquet, held at the
Charlotte Harbor Yacht
The bank made
another good news
deposit when it an-
nounced this week that
attorney Forrest J. Bass
had joined its advisory

board. The four-member
board, which advises the
bank on business and
community development,
also includes Don Gant of
Gant Realty Eddie Webb
III of Webb Lorah & Co.,
and Robert Wenzel of
Peace River Distributing.
The Charlotte-DeSoto
Building Industry
Association recently
announces its Builder of
the Year, Sub-Contractor
of the Year, Associate of
the Year and Member of
the Year, according to a re-
lease from the association.
Builder of the Year was
awarded to 2014 first vice
president Rob Markel
of Royalty Construction.
Sub-Contractor of the Year
went to Hector Munoz of
Coastal Quality Services.
Associate of the Year was
awarded to 2013 associate
vice president Sharon
Neuhofer of Coldwell
Banker-Sunstar Morris
Realty. Member of the Year
went to longtime member
Mike LaPorta of Vulcan
Zac Extejt of Charlotte
County Seawalls was the
winner of the President's
Award, and Don Cantin of
Cantin Homes was award-
ed the P.A.L.M. Award.
Congratulations to all.
Rusty Pray is editor of
the Charlotte Sun. Email
your good news to him at

Charlotte State
Bank & Trust's
Anne Heinen
receives the
Partner of the
Year Award
from Women's
4 Council of Real-
Stors president
.i Jim Hammar.


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Cafe opened for breakast/lunch
Thu-Sun 7 am-2 pm. Public invited.
Help us support our vets! 2101 Taylor
Road, PG. 639-6337
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4:30-8 pm, Karaoke 6:30-10:30 pm,
Tiki open at 4 @ 25538 Shore Drive,
PG. 637-2606, members & their
American Legion 103,
Veterans appreciation day; Riders
Prime Rib Sliders & more 1-5 pm,
2101 Taylor Road, PG. 639-6337
Fun with Music, 1-3 pm,
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Pinochle, Cultural Center 2280
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The Beaches, group
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6-8 pm. 639-8721
Monday Night Dance,
Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron
St. $5, 7-10 pm. Cash Bar/Live
Entertainment. Band info at thecultur- 625-4175


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dinners. Lodge will close early
Festival of Lights, Over one
million lights and themed decorations,
10 am-5 pm, Fishermen's Village.
Guided Nature Walk,
Guided walk w/knowledgeable leader
in great natural area, 10 am, 10941

Burnt Store Road, PG, 941-575-5435,
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Punta Gorda Elks, Bar open
at 11 am, Christmas Eve Potluck at
1 pm, bar closes at 5 pm@ 25538
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Deep Creek Elks 2763,
Closed for Christmas. Happy Holidays
From Deep Creek Elks 2763!
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dinner at Port Charlotte UMC.
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American Legion 103,
Cafe opened for breakast/lunch
Thu-Sun 7 am-2 pm. Public invited.
Help us support our vets! 2101 Taylor
Road, PG. 639-6337
Deep Creek Elks 2763,
Lunch with Linda 11 am-2:30 pm.

Festival of Lights, Over one
million lights and themed decorations,
10 am-8 pm, Fishermen's Village.
Guided Nature Walks,
Guided walk w/knowledgeable leader
in great natural area, 10 am, 10941
Burnt Store Road, PG, 941-575-5435,
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11 Iam-2 pm, dinner 5-8 pm, Bingo
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2280 Aaron St. 11:30am-3:30 pm $2.
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Everyone welcome. 625-4175
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Center MembersPLUS free. 625-4175


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Thu-Sun 7 am-2 pm. Public invited.
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The Sun /Sunday, December 22, 2013

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Vitamins' merits up for debate

Some local health
care professionals agree
with a recent report
decrying the benefits of
multivitamins, but a few
local residents are not
convinced the products
have no health benefits.
An article published
in the Annals of Internal
Medicine, which cited
three different studies,
called multivitamins a
waste of money.
Michael Klein, a phar-
macist with Patient Care
in Port Charlotte, agreed
that multivitamins are
not beneficial to those
who take them. He has
been a pharmacist in the
Port Charlotte area since
This is because
multivitamins have a

small amount of "lots of
different vitamins," Klein
Multivitamins really
don't promote a healthy
lifestyle, he added.
"People benefit more
from a healthy diet over
a multivitamin," Klein
In fact, multivitamins
actually can be harmful
in some cases, he added.
For example, Vitamin K
can have some adverse
effects when taken by
individuals who also are
taking blood thinners.
Beta carotene also can
increase cancer risk in
smokers, he said.
Dr. Gary Berger, a phy-
sician in Port Charlotte,
also agreed with the
study's conclusion that
multivitamins were not
"The more we look

at multivitamins, the
more we dampen the
optimism that they're
useful," Berger said. "It's
just really hard to find
any benefits when they
do large studies."
But some local resi-
dents do think multivi-
tamins are beneficial,
and will continue to
take them regardless of
the recent studies and
Mary Ledyard of Port
Charlotte has been
taking multivitamins for
more than 50 years.
"I take them every day,
and I would recommend
that other people take
them," she said.
Nancy Edwards of
Punta Gorda also takes
multivitamins. She has
been taking them for
more than 30 years, she

"I take lots of vita-
mins," she said.
However she be-
lieves it is difficult to
tell whether they are
"I'm not sure you
notice a big change,"
Edwards said.
She will now recon-
sider whether she will
continue to take the
multivitamins after she
heard about the findings
from the study.
Gale Frazier, also of
Punta Gorda, does not
take vitamins every day.
However she does take
them when she feels
"sluggish or run down."
"I do see a difference,"
she said. "And I don't
believe it's psychological
either. They make me
feel better. It gives me
more energy."
Another Punta

Gorda resident, Shirley
Matthew, questions the
validity of the study, and
whether it was fueled by
some outside interest
looking to benefit from
debunking the useful-
ness of multivitamins.
She added another study
could be released in
the near future con-
tradicting the studies
published in the Annals
of Internal Medicine.
"I've taken vitamins
for many years, and I
think I'm pretty healthy,"
she said with a smile.
Klein does not believe
the study was influ-
enced by any outside
forces for the purpose
of getting people to stop
taking multivitamins.
In fact, he believes the
companies selling the
multivitamins have been
"making a killing of this

for years."
He added that many
people who take multi-
vitamins tend to lead a
healthy lifestyle anyway,
and could be attribut-
ing their health to the
products when it is, in
fact, because they eat
right and exercise.
"Most people who
take multivitamins are
already healthy and they
don't need them," he
Klein also pointed out
that some supplements,
albeit not multivitamins,
are very beneficial to
certain people, especial-
ly the elderly. For exam-
ple, iron supplements, as
well as calcium, can be a
boon to this segment of
the population.
"Elderly people need
to take calcium for their
bones," he said.

Report: Man faces DUI charge after crash into building

local man was arrested
Friday morning after he
crashed his van into an
empty retail store in the
Colonial Promenade
Burnt Store shopping
mall, according to a Punta
Gorda Police report.
Daniel Anthony Bindl,
68, of the 7500 block of
Ligustrum, was charged
with DUI.
Officers responded to
the 3900 block of South
Tamiami Trail around
10:30 a.m. to find a white
van, driven by Bindle,
crashed into the rear of
the building, the report
According to the report,
a witness told police that
Bindle, after the accident,
was observed removing
empty wine bottles from
his vehicle and throwing
them into a nearby
Bindl was arrested for
DUI after he reported
failed a field-sobriety test.
He was transported to
the Charlotte County Jail,
where he was released
later Friday after posting
$750 bond.

Traffic enforcement
locations set
- Beginning Monday,
the Charlotte County
Sheriff's Office will
increase traffic enforce-
ment at the following
Speed enforcement:
SEntire length of
Gulfstream Boulevard,


Policy statement
available online
The Charlotte Assembly
Policy Statement, a com-
pilation of the consensus
recommendations adopted
by the participants of the
2013 Charlotte Assembly
now is available online. To
view the statement, visit
gov and select "Charlotte
Assembly 2013" from the
"Hot Topics" list on the left.
The Charlotte Assembly,
held Oct. 16 and 17, gath-
ered 100 residents to discuss
the vision for Charlotte
County, with the priority
being five focus areas
identified by the Charlotte
County Commission -
economic development,
public safety, growth
management, quality of life
and water resources in
addition to the 1 percent
sales-tax extension. The
content in the policy state-
ment is a compilation of the
recommendations reached
by the participants through
small-group discussions
and a final voting-for-
consensus plenary session.

The information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriff's office, Florida High way
Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is
determined by the court system.

Edgewater Drive, Port
Traffic light/stop sign
U.S. 41 and Port
Charlotte Boulevard, Port
State Road 776
(McCall Road) and Beach
Road, Englewood.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's
Office reported the following
James Brian Smith, 51,400 block

of Palmetto Drive, Port Charlotte.
Charge: violation of probation. Bond:
Antonio Joseph Celius, 27,
Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte.
Charge: out-of-county warrant.
Timothy Joseph Grundy, 21, 3100
block of Sunrise Trail, Port Charlotte.
Charges: petty theft and burglary.
Randall Joe Lindsey, 25,100
block of Poinsettia Circle NE, Port
Charlotte. Charges: possession of
cocaine with the intent to sell,

possession of less than 20 grams
of marijuana, trafficking in more
than 4 grams of another controlled
substance, and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond: none.
Lisa Marie Jozefiak, 34,100 block
of Revere St. NW, Port Charlotte.
Charge: violation of probation. Bond:
Colette Marie Harrelson, 56,
13200 block of Windcrest Drive, Port
Charlotte. Charge: violation of proba-
tion (original charges: possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia).
Jason Everett Chappell, 34, of
Greenville, S.C. Charge: driving with a
suspended or revoked license. Bond:
Vanessa Noel Adoptante, 18,

Sportsman Way, Englewood. Charge:
two counts of violation of probation
(original charge: possession of
alcohol by person younger than 21).
Bond: $1,775.
SJamie Nellie Hutson, 30,1500
block of S.E. North Ave., Arcadia.
Charge: violation of probation
(original charges: three counts of
possession of a controlled substance
without a prescription, and
possession of drug paraphernalia).
Dawn Michelle Hedges, 30,
Gulfview Road, Rotonda West.
Charge: loitering. Bond: $500.
Christian David Landry, 36, 6500
block of Grove Blvd., Punta Gorda.
Charge: DUI. Bond: $750.
William Kelly Blackburn, 29,
2200 block of Collingswood Blvd.,

Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of
less than 20 grams of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Bond: $2,000.
Kathleen Anne Danahy, 36,
21500 block of Augusta Ave., Port
Charlotte. Charge: battery. Bond:
Michael Raymond Reamer
Sr., 45, 3400 block of Catskill St.,
Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of
probation (original charge: violation
of a required freshwater fishing
license resident). Bond: none.
Francisco Hernandez-Hernandez,
33, of Madison, Fla. Charge:
operating a motor vehicle without a
valid license. Bond: $500.

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T-shirt company donates 1 for every 1 it makes

very time Justin
Brown makes
a T-shirt for a
business or a baseball
team, he makes a smaller
version for a needy kid.
It's kind of like in "It's
a Wonderful Life." You
know, when Zuzu says,
"Look, Daddy. Teacher
says, every time a bell
rings an angel gets his
wings." But in this case,
it's a T-shirt for a kid.
Well, maybe that's a
stretch cut me some
slack, it is pretty close to
Allow me to explain:
Justin and his wife
Lisa own Threads for US,
a local startup T-shirt
company. Right now,
they are running the
company out of their
While things were in
the planning stages,
Justin says they thought
of a good way to distin-
guish his company from
others, and to give back
to the communities they

The idea is stated right
on Justin's Facebook
"We are a One for One
T-shirt company. For
every shirt sold, one of
the same design will be
donated to a child in
need, in America. We
feel there are a lot of
children here in the U.S.
that can use some help,
and we hope to be that
help. If Threads for US
can be that confidence
boost for a kid's first day
of school, or help build
self-esteem to go out
and meet new friends
... then we did what we
set out to do. We want
to make a difference.

Linda Lusk, chief advancement officer for CARE, gets a big box
of T-shirts from Justin Brown of Threads for US. The Port Char-
lotte shirt company is donating shirts for each one it makes.

We want to help make a
Admirable, and a good
The Center for Abuse
and Rape Emergencies
of Charlotte County was
the recipient of a big
box of T-shirts this week.
Linda Lusk, CARE's chief
advancement officer,
met Justin to pick them
up at the Charlotte Sun

parking lot. WINK News
reporter Sarah Robarge
was interviewing them
outside for a TV story.
I happened to catch
the exchange, and they
told me what was going
on. (This is one of the
benefits of sharing an of-
fice with WINK. Thanks,
CARE has no shortage
of kids who can use a

Check out www.threads-, or find
Threads for Us on Facebook. Or
call Justin at 941-275-6228.
For more about CARE,
visit, look for
Charlotte Care on Facebook,
or call 941-639-5499. CARE'S
24-hour hotline for those in
need is 941-627-6000; or, in
Englewood, 941-475-6465.

nice, new T-shirt for the
holidays. The mothers
who are staying at the
CARE shelter will get
some of them in a pack-
age with toys, a stuffed
animal and personal
items all donated, of
course. Other families
who have been clients of
CARE can get the shirts
at a no-cost Christmas
shop for their children.
This includes families
who have used the shel-
ter and the counseling
services CARE offers.
Linda said CARE serves

45 to 50 families each
year. That's way too
many, but thank good-
ness CARE is there for
this need.
As Justin and Lisa
Brown build their client
base, small kids who can
use shirts will benefit.
Maybe someday, Threads
for US will be a big
company in Charlotte
County, hiring dozens of
employees and boosting
the economy. Maybe
abuse will go away, and
CARE won't need to
shelter families anymore.
That would be a
wonderful life.
Merry Christmas!
Chris Porter is exec-
utive editor of the Sun
Newspapers. He writes
a regular column about
good ideas in the com-
munities we cover If you
have found a good way
to help people, let him
know at porter@sun- or

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Portion of 1-75 to be closed tonight


While a nine-mile
stretch of Interstate 75
between River Road
and Sumter Boulevard
wasn't scheduled to
be closed Saturday
night, it will be closed
tonight, according to
Florida Department of
Transportation spokes-
man Dave Parks.
Friday night, FDOT
workers replaced a
beam connected to
the Ponce De Leon
Boulevard overpass at

mile marker 184, which
was struck at 2:35 a.m.
Wednesday by a dump
truck driven by Bonnie
Ramsingh, 56, of North
Miami. Ramsingh, who
had left the bed of the
truck in an upright
position, would flee
the scene of the crash,
according to an FHP
report. Alcohol was not
The collision caused
the interstate to be
shut down for 13 hours
while crews assessed
the damage; it was shut
down again Thursday

and Friday nights so
repairs could be made.
"Crews are doing
some of the form work
and steel work that they
need to do before they
can put in the new por-
tion of the bridge deck,"
Parks said Saturday
afternoon. "We're ex-
pecting to do a closure
Sunday night with a
full detour beginning
at 8 p.m. until 8 o'clock
Monday morning. That's
the current plan."
The concrete bridge
deck, once poured, will
require 72 hours to set

before any other equip-
ment can be brought in
"to put up the concrete
rail," or wall, along the
bridge, Parks added.
Motorists are being
rerouted from River
Road through North
Port on U.S. 41 to
Sumter while 1-75 is
shut down and work is
being conducted on the
"And we're still a few
days away from opening
traffic on the Ponce De
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Wildlife center to hold raffle neighbor. Tickets are available at the
PRWC office and gift shop, 3400 Ponce
The Peace River Wildlife Center is de Leon Parkway, Punta Gorda, or call
offering the opportunity to win a grand to mail order. The winning tickets will
prize of $5,000 cash, or a second prize be drawn April 12, 2014, at the center's
of $1,000, from a raffle it is sponsoring. 32nd birthday party. Proceeds of the raf-
Only 250 raffle tickets will be sold at fie will directly benefit PRWC's injured,
a cost of $100 each. Consider sharing orphaned, sick and resident wildlife. For
the cost of a ticket with a friend or more information, call 941-637-3830.

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remarkable variety of visits, parties and celebrations. This
special season also characterized by the joy of giving.

But, in the mad rush of these final days of the year, we,
are very mindful that this holiday season will be an espe-
cially difficult time for those whose lives have been deeply
touched by the loss of loved ones; the passing of parents,
spouses and children, brothers, sisters and special friends.
The hearts of those who have suffered these losses will be
heavily burdened just now and so we especially wish
tender peace and comfort for them that come from
remembering the reason for this season.

May the beauty of this special season be with all both now
and throughout the coming year!

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Patricia A. Beatty
Patricia A. Beatty 76,
of Port Charlotte, Fla.,
passed away Tuesday,
Dec. 17,
2013, at
Peace River
in Port
She was
born Nov. 23, 1937, in
Youngstown, Ohio, and
moved to Port Charlotte
in 1989 from Lumberton,
Patricia was a member
of Congregational United
Church of Christ in
Punta Gorda, Fla.
She is survived by her
loving family, including
a daughter, Patricia Ann
(Daniel) Vance of Port
Charlotte; two sons,
John 0. (Sherry) Beatty
Jr. and Harry Louis
(Angie) Beatty both of
Port Charlotte; a sister,
Carol Jean Peterson
of North Port, Fla.; a
brother, James Grunden
of Port Charlotte; 11
grandchildren; and 11
Patricia was preceded in
death by her husband of
58 years, John 0. Beatty,
who passed away in
2012; her parents, Louis
and Margaret Grunden;
two daughters, Karen
Margaret Christ Bauer
and Penny Elvira Beatty;
and a sister, Margaret
Visitation will be held
from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013,
at Roberson Funeral
Home Port Charlotte
Chapel. Graveside
services and interment
will be held at 11:30 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 27, 2013,
at Sarasota National
Cemetery in Sarasota,
Fla. The Rev. Bill Klossner
will officiate.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions
may be made to DAV
Chapter 82, 1232 Market
Circle, Unit B2, Port
Charlotte, FL 33953.
Friends may visit online
to sign the guestbook
and extend condolences
to the family.
Arrangements are by
Roberson Funeral Home
Port Charlotte Chapel.

William E. Krug
William E. "Ernie"
Krug, 64, of Port
Charlotte, Fla., passed
away Wednesday,
Dec. 18, 2013.
Arrangements are by
Roberson Funeral
Home & Crematory Port
Charlotte Chapel.

Marielle Lauture
Marielle Lauture, 81,
of Port Charlotte, Fla.,
passed away Monday,
Dec. 16, 2013, at Fawcett
Memorial Hospital in
Port Charlotte.
She was born Oct. 24,
1932, in Haiti, and
moved to Brooklyn, N.Y,
in 1966, and then to Port
Charlotte in 1998.
Marielle was a loving
and caring lady who
enjoyed life to the fullest.
She will be missed dearly
by her husband, sons,
sisters, brothers, grand-
children and friends.
She is survived by her
husband of 55 years,
Enoch; two sons, Michael
Lauture of Loganville,
Ga., and Frantz Lauture
of Port Charlotte; two
brothers, Obed Lauture

of Canada, and Joseph
Lauture of Queens,
N.Y; two sisters, Claire
Pierre of Miami, Fla.,
and Victoria Hilaire
of Queens; and two
Visitation will be held
from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.,
with a wake service at
7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27,

2013, at Roberson
Funeral Home Port
Charlotte Chapel. The
Mass of Christian Burial
will be held 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013,
at St. Charles Borromeo
Catholic Church in Port
Charlotte. Entombment
will follow at Restlawn
Memorial Gardens in
Port Charlotte.
Arrangements are by
Roberson Funeral Home
and Crematory Port
Charlotte Chapel.

Robert Randall
Robert Randall Nuzum,
62, of Port Charlotte, Fla.,
passed away peacefully
S Dec. 18,
2013, at
was born
S Dec. 30,
S1950, in
Pa., and moved to Port
Charlotte 12 years ago
from there.
Robert was the own-
er of Robert Nuzum
Painting of Pittsburgh
for 30 years. He was an
award-winning painter
with the North Hills
Builders Association.
Robert was known
to numerous family
members and friends as
"Randy," as he worked
for Spectrum Painting
Inc. in Port Charlotte. He
was a wonderful and car-
ing man, and he will be
missed dearly by all who
loved and knew him.
Survivors include his
loving wife, Dorothy
"DJ" Nuzum; a stepson,
Mark Anatra of Sarasota,
Fla., and Pittsburgh;
four brothers, Edward,
Bradley, Sterling and
Donald Nuzum, all of
Port Charlotte; four
sisters, Linda Calderone
and Barbara Thomas,
both of Port Charlotte,
Susan Newell of
Pittsburgh, and Nyla
Gallina of Kent, Ohio;
and his best friend,
Phillip Calderone of Port
Charlotte and Pittsburgh.
No services are sched-
uled at this time. Friends
may visit online at www. to
sign the guestbook and
extend condolences to
the family.
Arrangements are
by Roberson Funeral
Home & Crematory Port
Charlotte Chapel.

Michelle Lyn
Michelle Lyn Weeks of
Punta Gorda, Fla., passed
away Thursday, Dec. 19,
2013. Arrangements are
by ICS Cremation and
Funerals Inc., Harbour
Heights, Fla.


Nadia Cegerenko
Nadia Cegerenko,
91, of Englewood, Fla.,
passed away Wednesday,
Dec. 18, 2013, in Venice,
She was born Jan. 16,
1922, in Chausy, Belarus,
to George and Alexandria
Nadia moved to
Englewood in 2002 from
Sayreville, N.J.
She will be greatly
missed by her loving
family, including her
three children, Val
(Tony) Jozefowicz of
Toms River, N.J., Alex
(Sharon) Cegerenko of
Port Charlotte, Fla., and
Mary (Greg) Lyon of
Englewood; 11 grand-
children; and seven

Nadia was preceded in
death by her husband,
Alexander; and son, Nick.
Visitation will be held
from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Monday Dec. 23, 2013,
at Lemon Bay Funeral
Home in Englewood.
You may express your

condolences to the fam-
ily at www.lemonbayfh.
Arrangements are
by Lemon Bay Funeral

Marvin L. Phillips
Marvin L. Phillips,
76, of Englewood, Fla.,
passed away Thursday,
Dec. 19, 2013.
'-' He was born
.', : Sept. 5, 1937,
in Cambridge,
Marvin was a Master
Sergeant and a jet engine
instructor with the
United States Air Force,
who gave 20 years of
service. He moved his
family to Englewood in
1972. Marvin loved to go
to Chesapeake Bay, Md.,
for crab legs and oysters.
He had a big heart, and
he was well-known
around Englewood for
helping people in a
variety of ways.
He is greatly missed
by his wife of 51 years,
Janette "Jennie"; son,
Brent (Sandra Santiago)
Phillips of Tampa,
Fla.; daughter, Tracy
Mozzicato of Englewood;
sister, Nancy (Tom)
Corkran of Secretary,
Md.; brother, Vernon
(Pat) Phillips of The
Villages, Fla.; grandchil-
dren, Brandi, Dillon,
Brittany and Emily; and
Services are private.
Interment will be at
Sarasota National
Cemetery in Sarasota,
Fla. In lieu of flowers
donations, can be made
to The Salvation Army,
P.O. Box 495126, Port
Charlotte, FL 33949-5126.
Arrangements are
by National Cremation
Society of Port Charlotte,

Walter C. Varni
Walter C. Varni, 68,
of Englewood, Fla.,
passed away Sunday,
Dec. 15, 2013, at Manatee
Memorial Hospital
in Bradenton, Fla.
Arrangements are by
Englewood Community
Funeral Home with
Private Crematory.


Dennis Polivka
Dennis Polivka, 96,
passed away Thursday,
Dec. 19, 2013, in Venice,
under the care of
Tidewell Hospice.
He was born Sept.19,
1917, in Prague, Czech
Dennis was married
for 55 years to Dr. Jirina
Polivka, who preceded
him in death in 2009.
After retiring from a
highly successful career
in the U.S. Department
of Commerce in 1988,
Dennis was an adjunct
professor and director of
the Charles University,
Prague, Czech Republic's
Department of Public
Affairs' internship
program. He was well-
loved by his family, many
friends and professional
colleagues. Dennis lived
a full life with many
accomplishments. His
retirement years were
spent with many jour-
neys and trips to the spas
in Bohemia and Slovakia,
as well as enjoyable
sunsets at his last home
in Warm Mineral Springs,
A memorial service will
be held at a later date for
family and close friends.
Arrangements are
by National Cremation

Catherine A.
Catherine A. Watral,
90, of North Port, Fla.,
passed away unexpect-
edly Tuesday, Nov. 12,

She was formerly from
Edinboro, Pa., and had
lived in the Florida area
for the past 26 years.
Catherine will be
greatly missed by her
two daughters, Christine
Welcheck, formerly of
North Port, and Shirley
Watral of Naples,
Fla.; grandsons, Brian
(Christina) Welcheck of
North Port, and Scott
(fiancee Connie Chen)
Welcheck of Washington,
D.C.; and great-grandson,
Boston Welcheck of North
Port. She was preceded
in death by her husband,
Steve Watral; and son,
Thomas Watral.
A Mass will be held at
11 a.m. Friday Dec. 27,
2013, at St. Maximilian
Kolbe Catholic Church
in Port Charlotte, Fla.,
followed by a luncheon.
Donations would be
appreciated to Guardian
Angels Medical Service
Dogs Inc., a nonprofit
public charity that
rescues, raises and trains
service dogs that miti-
gate the challenges of a
disability. It currently is
training and pairing 230
service dogs for our vet-
erans suffering from the
challenges of post-trau-
matic stress disorder).
You can donate via www.
com/donate (be sure
to type "in Memory of
Catherine Watral"); or to
Guardian Angels Medical
Service Dogs Inc., 3251
N.E. 180th Ave., Williston,
FL 32696.


Richard Michael
Richard Michael
Thompson, 72, of Lake
Suzy, Fla., passed away
Monday, Dec. 16,2013.
He was
-born in
Pa., and
grew up in
from Michigan State
University and became
a Master Educator for
31 years in theWayne-
Westland School District
in Michigan. He spent his
retirement years as a Lake
Suzy resident, returning
to Traverse City, Mich.,
during the summer.
Richard loved to read
and study many different
topics, especially history.
He enjoyed watching
sports, and loved his cats
and dog; he also enjoyed
world travel, music, art
and movies.
Richard is survived
by his wife, Judith Ann
(nee Markle) Thompson;
his mother, Mary (nee
Hoover) Blehm; broth-
ers, Robert (Loretta)
Thompson, Patrick
(Rose Ann) Thompson,
David Thompson and
Matthew (Hope) Blehm;
11 nieces and nephews;
and 16 grandnieces and
To light a candle in
Richard's name, please
visit www.kays-ponger.
Arrangements are by
Kays-Ponger & Uselton
Funeral Home and
Cremation Services Port
Charlotte, Fla., Chapel.

In observance of the Christmas Day holiday, all Charlotte County
government business offices and Punta Gorda city offices will be closed
Tuesday and Wednesday. The county and circuit courts will be closed as
well. Post offices will close early Tuesday, and will be closed Wednesday.
Other local offices and services will be affected Tuesday and Wednesday as
well, including:
County Administration Center: closed both days.
Charlotte County Utilities: Customer service will be closed both days;
payments accepted by phone at 941-764-4300, or by electronic billing at (select "Utilities" from the department list).
Standby staff will be on call for utility emergencies at 941-764-4300.
Mini-Transfer facilities: Both the West Charlotte and Mid-County
centers will be closed both days.
Charlotte County Landfill on Zemel Road: open Tuesday; closed
Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau offices: closed both days.
Visitors with questions about things to do can call 800-652-6090, or visit
Fire/EMS Headquarters will be closed both days; all other stations will
be open.
Sunshine Ride: limited service Tuesday; closed Wednesday.
Dial-A-Ride: open Tuesday; closed Wednesday.
Family Services Center: County government offices at the center will
be closed both days.
Charlotte County library administration offices: closed both days.
Charlotte County libraries: closed both days.
Charlotte County Historical Center: closed both days.
Harold Avenue Recreation Center: closed both days.
South County Regional Park Recreation Center: closed.
Joseph A. Tringali Recreation Center: closed both days.
Community Services administration offices: closed both days.
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center offices: closed both
Port Charlotte Beach Recreation Center: closed both days.
J.M. Berlin/Rotary Skate Park at Ann Dever Memorial Regional Park:
open both days.
Captain Don Cerbone Memorial Skate Park at Carmalita Park: open
both days.
Pools: closed both days.
Charlotte Sports Park offices: closed both days.
Charlotte County Sheriff's administration and district offices in
Englewood, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda: closed both days. Visitation
hours at the Charlotte County Jail will be extended; visit
Corrections/visitation.cfm to view visitation hours.
Edison State College (including the Charlotte campus): closed both
days. Classes and campus services resume regular hours Jan. 2.
Cultural Center of Charlotte County: open Tuesday; closed Wednesday
- open only for Christmas dinner.
Charlotte County Health Department: offices and clinics will be closed
both days. Women, Infants and Children clients who previously were
scheduled to pick up WIC checks Tuesday can pick them up before or after
the holidays during regular business hours (see
for more info).
Garbage collection for residents of Charlotte County will be as follows:
No curbside collection Christmas Day, Wednesday. Curbside collection
service from Christmas Day through the rest of the week moved one day
later Wednesday collected Thursday, Thursday collected Friday, and
Friday collected Saturday.
Residents and commercial customers of the city of Punta Gorda
who receive trash, yard-waste or curbside-recycling service Wednesday
will be serviced Thursday; all other days will receive service as normally


to present work
In January, Sharon
Whitehill, her sister
Roxanne Hanney, and
her daughter Bonnie
Van Hall will present
"Female Family Jewels,"
a multimedia art ex-
hibit, at the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship
of Charlotte County 1532
Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port
Charlotte. In addition,
Normand DesJardin will
show his wood-turning
creations. A reception to
introduce these artists
will be held from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2014,
at the fellowship. The
public is welcome. For
more information, call

Meals on Wheels
seeks volunteers
Meals on Wheels of
Charlotte County dis-
tributes meals to county
residents who are unable
to prepare nutritious
meals for themselves.
The organization is in
need of volunteer drivers
to deliver these meals
from Monday through
Friday. A volunteer driver
may volunteer once a
week, once every other
week, or once a month.
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to choral groups
The Charlotte
Chorale has received a
$7,500 grant from the
Charlotte Community
Foundation to purchase
a Travelmaster Acoustical
Shell with move and
store cart. The shell will
provide improved sound
for concerts and provide
a more enjoyable expe-
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Port Charlotte area
Collingswood Boulevard at Godwin Avenue, Port
Charlotte: Lights on block from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
1552 Eppinger Drive: 75,000-80,000 lights, 12 inflat-
ables, many other decorations.
22215 Breezeswept Ave. (near Neil Armstrong
Elementary School): Synchronized light show to music,
classic and Siberian; 5,000-7,000 lights, 6-9 nightly.
21418 Gladis Ave. (corner of Harbor Boulvard, near
Midway Boulevard).
23306 Freeport Ave.: 8-foot Ferris wheel with
S1053 Orton St.: Huge Christmas display.
S2160 and 2151 Alton Road (off Midway Boulevard,
across from Port Charlotte Middle School): Eighth annual
holiday display features two homes completely decorated
with inflatables and thousands of lights. Display lighted
from 6 to 10 nightly.
1218 Stamford St. (at the end of Quasar Boulevard):
Thousands of lights; a homemade display of a waterway
with animals and snow-covered hills; snow sharks and
Florida-themed snowmen. Light show programmed to
music with more than 20 songs; lots for kids; tune radio
to 101.3 FM to listen from car. From 6-10 nightly.
Gamewell Avenue and Pellam Boulevard.
Harbor Boulevard and Seville Place (toward Port
Charlotte Beach).
Lake View Boulevard, from Midway Boulevard to
Edgewater Drive.
S3481 Catskill St.: 30,000-plus lights.
S2440 Starlite Lane.
*3222 Leamington St.: Lots of lights and inflatables.

Punta Gorda area
SLakewood Village, 5601 Duncan Road (U.S. 17):
Entrance decorated with Santa with sleigh, packages,
Christmas trees, candy canes, snowmen.

Gulfview Road cul-de-sac, PGI: A neighborhood
effort for two decades; easily viewed driving by or while
enjoying the boat tour.
3805 Rosemary Drive (just east of Interstate 75, turn
left onto Regent Road, off U.S. 17, then right onto Rose-
mary): Thousands of flashing lights, large American flag,
several inflatables and snow globes, and Christmas music.
From dark until about 10 most nights, until New Year's.
*Windmill Village, 215 Rio Villa Drive.
S701 Tarpon Way (Charlotte Park): Lots of lights and
inflatables; a large Christmas tree. Lots of homes in the
area with lights.
Burnt Store Colony off Burnt Store Road: Entire park
lighted, especially the pond.

Deep Creek area
65 Manizaks Ave.: Thousands of LED lights on every-
thing, soft Christmas music. Most houses on the block
have lights.
S2200 block of Bonn Court: Most homes and cul de sac
- thousands of lights and lawn decor; more added this
year. The back can be seen from Rio De Janeiro Avenue.
1461 Capricorn Blvd.: Winter wonderland village
display includes a Thomas Kinkade village, train,
carnival, outdoor decorations and much more. From 6:30-
8:30 nightly through Jan. 2, 2014.

Harbour Heights area
S3233 Desoto Drive: Lots of lawn lights. In garage:
stroll-through Christmas village display with 100-plus
"houses" holiday tunes, talking Santa on his train. Runs
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday only, through
Jan. 5, 2014. A donation box is set up for the food pantry.

Englewood area
10430 Reims Ave.: More than 15,000 lights that go on
and off with music from Mannheim Steamroller and the
Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Generally, lights go on around
6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. daily.

2351 Englewood Road (State Road 776), about a half-
mile north of Overbrook Boulevard: Life-size mobile made
of Christmas-light-decorated bikes.
1951 Wisconsin Ave.: Thousands of lights and lighted
yard figures, with the house trimmed in blue.

North Port area
321 Blackburn Blvd. in Harbor Cove manufactured
home park: Display includes giant 19-foot inflatable
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, thousands of LED and
icicle lights synchronized to music and other inflatables. 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
4525 Avanti Circle: Music, animation, thousands of
lights. The residents also dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus
on the weekends and pass out candy canes to children.
2866 Escambia Circle: Multicolored light display
synchronized to music.
House on Chamberlain Boulevard, heading toward
Cranberry Boulevard: Yard full of displays, and two other
houses along with them.
SChamberlain Boulevard and Boca Chica Avenue.
S5364 Greenhouse Ave.
S2399 Oracle Lane (off Chamberlain Boulevard, take
Snowflake Lane to Cynthia Terrace, and then to Oracle).
SGerona Terrace (off North Cranberry Boulevard).
S1553 Log Lane (off South Cranberry Boulevard): Light
display and music.
S5980 Spearman Circle.
S4673 Germany Ave. (off Atwater Street).
S1563 Arundel Ave.: Thousands of lights and lighted
yard figures synchronized to music.
1339 Prairie Terrace: A lot of lighted figures and other

DeSoto area
Entryway to Lake Suzy Estates (the area includes
12969 S.W. Doug Drive): Trees, angels, reindeer, snowmen
and more.


Cookbook sale
benefits Ronald
McDonald House
Dillard's department
stores is offering a special
custom edition of the
"Southern Living Christmas
Cookbook" to benefit Ronald
McDonald House Charities.
This exclusive, 288-page
hardbound cookbook is filled
with holiday recipes, color
photos, menus, decorating
tips and entertaining ideas.
It is available for $10 at all
Dillard's stores, as well as at
Proceeds from the sale
of the cookbooks will ben-
efit local Ronald McDonald
Houses operated by RMHC
Chapters in Dillard's mar-
kets. The Ronald McDonald
House program offers fami-
lies with seriously ill children
a "home-away-from-home"
while their children are re-
ceiving treatment at nearby
hospitals. Now in its 20th
year of support, Dillard's
has raised more than $10.4
million to benefit the charity.


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Absolute Blinds has been in
business in Charlotte County and
the surrounding area for over ten
years and has become one of the
largest and most successful
licensed window treatment
companies in Southwest Florida.
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made while you wait, free advice
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window treatment needs. An array
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mini-blinds, pleated shades, top
treatments, cornices, draperies
and more is among their offering.
Absolute Blinds is a Graber dealer
and estimates are free. If you need

window coverings for home or
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Q. My vehicle doesn't
seem to be running
properly. Is there a
certified auto repair
shop with reasonable
rates in this area?
A. For all your auto
repairs give Dr. D's Auto
Repair a call. Dr. D's
repairs all types of
vehicles including motor
homes and four wheelers.
At Dr. D's you can count
on the best service,
diagnostics, repairs,
replacement parts, etc.
Only superior quality
replacement parts are
used and rates are very
reasonable. Owner, Mike
True, and his staff are all
ASE certified and they
offer the finest full service
repair in this area. With
the computerized engine
analysis, you can be
assured that the service
required on your vehicle
is necessary. True is well
known as an excellent
auto mechanic and the
business enjoys an
excellent reputation. Dr.
D's is located at 23415
Janice Avenue in the
Whidden Industrial Park
in Charlotte Harbor and
the phone number is 941-
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Q. I want a new telev
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surround sound. Is tl
a local business with
good selection of
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Q. Are pleated filters the
best to buy for your air
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should I change them?
Ad A. John and Carrie Gable
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For Auto Body Work
body shops in this
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years of experience,
Jack D'Amico is
second to none. Many
local car dealers and
car collectors bring
Jacdkie's Auto Body, their cars to Jackie's
19888 Veterans Highway Auto Body for first class
Port Charlotte auto body work, or a
custom paint job. Jack repairs everything from minor
dents to major collision damage, and will put your
car in like-new condition. All types of insurance
claims are accepted and Jackie's is on the Preferred
Insurance List. Jackie's Auto Body repairs, paints and
services almost any vehicle and uses the finest
Sherwin-Williams paint products and materials as
well as state of the art equipment. Stop by and meet
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Charlotte, and the phone number is 941-255-5967.
Trust the pros to make your vehicle like new again.

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visit. Call Dale's Air
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941-629-1712, located at
18260 Paulson Drive, Port
Charlotte. Business hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday,
with 24 hours emergency
service to their customers.

Q. I have some estate
jewelry pieces and gold
that I would like to sell. Is
there a local store who
can appraise them and
give me a fair purchase
A. Westchester Gold &
Diamonds, 4200-F
Tamiami Trail, Port
Charlotte, is known for
unsurpassed quality,
variety and pricing when
buying or selling gold,
silver, diamonds, Rolex
watches and fine

collectibles. Owner, Steve
Duke, is on site to assist
you with jewelry
purchases and appraisals,
or the sale of your old gold
and other valuables.
Specializing in pre-loved
Rolex watches, new and
estate jewelry pieces,
oriental rugs, unusual
gifts, paintings, rare
collectibles, and more,
Westchester should be
your destination. The
selection is amazing. This
business is a community
staple and is known for its
generosity in giving back.
Listen to Steve Duke's
Friday morning show on
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The Sun /Sunday, December 22, 2013 FROM PAGE ONE C OurTown Page7


Morales Cuban Restaurant,
formerly located in down-
town Punta Gorda, has moved
to a new and bigger space at
3492 Tamiami Trail, Port Char-
lotte. It celebrated its grand
opening last week. Patrons
will still enjoy the same
authentic, home-cooked
Cuban food and friendly
service as the previous loca-
tion, with the added pleasure
of weekly entertainment.
Owner Dayami Morales has
expanded her catering menu
and will feature live music,
salsa dancing, domino games
and hand-rolled cigar demon-
strations on the weekends.


But food is just one
component of the rich
history and traditions
of a people who, for
the more than half a
century, have lived under
Communist rule. Dayami
wanted to give locals
a real taste of Cuba by
bringing more of the
island's cultural mores
to the table traditions
like lively Caribbean
music, salsa dancing,
domino games and,
of course, hand-rolled
It's all part of the new
restaurant's weekly
lineup of entertainment.
Previously located on
Taylor Street in down-
town Punta Gorda,
Morales has moved to
bigger quarters in the
heart of Port Charlotte.
Now located at 3492
Tamiami Trail (off the
northbound U.S. 41
access road, just a bit
south of the Harbor
Professional Center), the
newly expanded Morales
features 4,200 square
feet of restaurant space,
complete with a cafete-
ria, a bar, a dance floor
and a banquet room.
On the weekends, the
restaurants will play host
to domino games, Latin
music and salsa dancing.
"It's how we grew up,"
Dayami said. "We love to

Fourth-generation cigar maker Ovel Concepci6n, foreground,
is joined by fellow cigar aficionados, from left, Louis Leonarda,
James White, Jose Gonzalez and Cristian Hidalgo, at the new
Morales Cuban Restaurant on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.
The popular Cuban restaurant, previousLy located in downtown
Punta Gorda, held a hand-rolled cigar demonstration Thursday
night as part of its new weekly lineup of entertainment.

eat and laugh and dance
and share."
Indeed, one step inside
the colorful eatery and
it's hard not to feel like
you've been transported
to a tropical island far
away in a different part
of the world.
"This is a little corner
of specialness," said
Jose Gonzalez, a doctor
with the Millennium
Physician Group.
Gonzalez and Dayami

both hail from Pinar del
Rio, a small, rural town at
the center of Cuba's cigar
industry some two hours
from Havana. When
he moved to Charlotte
County 20 years ago,
he said, the only Cuban
food to be had was his
wife's cooking. The family
breathed a sigh of relief
when, in 2009, Dayami
opened her small Cuban
cafe in Tropical Gulf
Acres, which then later

Morales Cuban Restaurant
has moved from downtown
Punta Gorda to 3492 Tamiami
Trail, Port Charlotte. It is open
seven days a week for break-
fast, lunch and dinner. Catering
is available for parties and
functions. The restaurant will
be open until 4 p.m. Christmas
Eve; it is closed Christmas Day,
New Year's Eve and New Year's
Day. For more information, call
expanded to downtown
Punta Gorda, before
moving to Port Charlotte.
Gonzalez loves bringing
friends to the restaurant
so they can get a taste
of real Cuban food and
Radiologist James
White is one of those pals.
He and a group of friends
joined Gonzalez Thursday
to eat a home-cooked
meal and smoke a hand-
rolled cigar.
"The food is fantastic
and the people are so
sweet, I hope things go
well for them here," White
Another friend, Natalia
Winn, had never been to
Morales before and wasn't
sure what to expect. After
all, plenty of restaurants
claim to be authentic
when they're really not.
"If you can walk into a
restaurant that really has
authentic cuisine, that's
a special thing," she said.
"This place really is."

Cigar-making demonstrations are part of the weekly entertain-
ment at the newly reopened Morales Cuban Restaurant in Port


to present work
In January, Sharon
Whitehill, her sister
Roxanne Hanney, and
her daughter Bonnie
Van Hall will present
"Female Family Jewels,"
a multimedia art ex-
hibit, at the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship
of Charlotte County, 1532

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Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port
Charlotte. In addition,
Normand Desjardin will
show his wood-turning
creations. A reception to
introduce these artists
will be held from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2014,
at the fellowship. The
public is welcome. For
more information, call

Cigar maker Ovel Concepci6n hand-rolls his tobacco creations
with the kind of precision only a fourth-generation cigar maker
from Cuba has. Concepcion was demonstrating his skills at the
grand opening of the new Morales Cuban Restaurant in Port




The parents of Robyn Moorman and James
Tourlakis Jr., both of Tampa, Fla., are pleased to
announce they are engaged to be married.
Robyn is the daughter of Thomas and Cheryl
Martin of Port Charlotte, Fla., and James is the son
of Nonie Chisholm, also of Port Charlotte.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Port Charlotte
High School, class of 1993. The groom-to-be is a
graduate of Port Charlotte High School, class of
Their wedding is planned for Saturday, Jan. 25,
2014, at the home of Melissa and Stephen Shelton
in Lutz, Fla.


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Catch the

spirit this

yule season

ith less than a week
to go before the big
day, it's a fair bet
many are feeling a bit haggard
and disconnected. Maybe you
haven't yet caught the Christ-
mas spirit. Your jolly hasn't
jellied. The season feels a bit
It happens. Not everyone
breaks out the snowflake sweat-
ers Thanksgiving evening. Not
everyone cranks up the holiday
tunes 24/7. Many find the
obligatory gifting experience
Don't yet have the jingles?
No hos? Want to tap into your
inner Ralphie, the George
Bailey stumbling within your
snow-bound heart?
Here are 30 suggestions we
hope might bring you to that
Christmas sweet spot. At the
end, it's up to you to find your
own mistletoe but do give it a
Familiar standbys to start:
Christmas cards, homemade
cookies, tinsel on the tree,
But use more lights
this year. Try some blinkers and
twinklers. Go all-out Griswold!
Pack everyone into the car
and find the great displays.
Bring along a pad so you can
rate them.
Wear a Santa cap every-
where you go for an entire day.
(Except the shower.)
Candles. Preferably pine
Be someone's secret Santa.
Pick anybody. Buy them a
present and don't tell them. Ho,
Avoid shopping.
But if you do shop and of
course you do please shop
Put $2 instead of $1 in the
Salvation Army bucket. Donate
when you walk in the door and
when you come back out.
Find a family in need and
figure out a way to help them
out. Ask at a ministry.
Take food to the food shelf.
Donate toys for kids. Give
Pick someone at a restau-
rant and pay their bill in
advance. Don't tell.
Take friends out for a
holiday lunch. Pay.
Turn off the TV one night
and get out the board games.
Put your old photo albums
on the dining room table.
Invite neighbors over for
some special punch. When
you've had enough, walk
around the neighborhood
singing carols.
Go to church. Read the
original Christmas story in the
Bible. We suggest Luke 2:1-20.
Take a bouquet to a nursing
home. Visit awhile.
Take cookies to a shut-in.
Maybe even a nice bottle of
"A Christmas Carol" mar-
athon. Watch as many movie
versions as you can (especially
the 1951 black-and-white
version with Alastair Sim.)
Read Dickens' novella.
Cook popcorn and watch
"Elf," "National Lampoon's
Christmas Vacation" and "A
Christmas Story." Recite the
String the excess popcorn.
Maybe your preferred
Christmas movie is "Die Hard."
So be it. Watch "Die Hard II,"
Wassail. In moderation.
Shop for others, but treat
yourself. Say, "Thanks, Santa,"
but not too loudly.
Buy an iPad. It will change
your life.
Tune into "It's a Wonderful
Life" and imagine what the
world would be like without

Ring a lot of bells. You just
never know.



We should be
like squirrels

Do not put the squirrels in
Ponce de Leon Park on welfare.
As a long-time admirer of
squirrels (black squirrels), I have
watched them from season
to season. They are beautiful,
industrious creatures who forge
and care for themselves and
their young. Their homes are
made of leaves in the trees. They
are a happy lot, when left to be
the squirrels God intended them
to be.
If times do get bad and they
have been made "wards of the
state," they will no longer be able
to fend for themselves; they will
merely sit and wait for the "gravy
train." You can learn a lot about
people by watching squirrels.
As the saying goes: "Give a man
a fish, he eats for a day. Teach
a man to fish, he eats for a
lifetime." That's all I'm saying.
Roger and Alice Adkins
Port Charlotte

Read my lips:
Christmas tree

I, and many Christians,
are greatly offended with a
Christmas tree referred to as a
holiday tree, in Ray Sandrock's
article in today's Sun.
If it is a holiday tree it should
be decorated at a different
holiday. If it is decorated at
Christmas it is a Christmas tree.
Our nation was founded as a
religious (Christian) nation,
and may the good Lord always
protect us as such. God bless
Jean Benjamin
Punta Gorda

Deal with Iran
not a good one
Obama and his frontman
Kerry are patting themselves
on the back for their diplo-
matic skills in agreeing to ease
sanctions on Iran in exchange
for Iran slowing uranium
enrichment, with little attention
to plutonium.
Iran has applied most of their
huge income from sale of crude
oil at OPEC inflated prices
to build major industry for
production of enriched urani-
um, and spent relatively little for
domestic industry for its own
population's needs.
Enriched uranium has two
normal uses, either in fuel rods

for a reactor or fuel for a nuclear
Iran does not produce nuclear
That leaves nuclear warheads
as their major objective.
The first bomb dropped
at Hiroshima in Japan was a
uranium bomb.
The second bomb, at
Nagasaki, the "fat boy" was a
nuclear plutonium bomb.
Warhead plutonium is
derived from a large quantity of
enriched uranium!
From where I'm sitting, I
would like to see our elected or
appointed officials be far less
hasty to give away the store for
a photo op, and a lot smarter in
reading the wind, or the facts of
life. With this agreement they
are polishing their own political
party image before the next
election while placing the world
at terrible risk!
Why, if we want to get Iran
serious, don't we use our own
potential production of oil on
the world market and cut the
flow of money into Iran's war
William Gubb

Love flights;
staffers iffy

Like many others, I just love
access to this small airport
with air services. Recently,
picking up someone arriving
at 8:30 p.m., I met others from
all over Southwest Florida
there for the same thing and all
very happy for the nearby air
services. However, airport staff
needs to get their act together.
With only one plane on the
tarmac, it took 20 to 25 minutes
to get the first piece of luggage
inside! On the way out in the
parking lot bottleneck! The
automatic gate bar was not
functioning properly!
Guy Davignon
Port Charlotte

Bayflite not
a nuisance

I too live by the helipad on
Sumter Boulevard, and I hear
and see Bayflite. It is not a
nuisance when this helicopter
is being used to save lives. They
are not out taking people for joy
What's next? Are you going
to complain about airplanes
and ask for a no-fly zone over
North Port? How about those
noisy sirens from police and
fire trucks? It's very ironic that
the people complaining wore

red to the commission meeting.
It could be the blood of the
victims who could have been
saved. Please city commission-
ers, do not let these people who
have nothing else to do with
their time but to complain, take
awav this verv important asset

from our communil
surrounding areas.

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was not ne

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as to why the young
ation has stopped re
local newspaper!
Please tell all the c
Charlotte County wi
sessed you to print 1
background of the y
killed in Punta Gord
bicycle a few weeks
was the point? What
you gonna include t
history of everyone
in the obituary secti
gonna be the first or
dig into your backgi
your family is grievii
owe the man's family
citizens an apology!

Teen alco
use shrine

have, in reducing accessibility
of alcohol to our teens. The
majority of our teens report that
it's their parents who are the
No. 1 influence, keeping them
drug- and alcohol-free.
The editorial stated, "It is
probably unrealistic to think
that teens will never drink"
However, it is and continues to
be our ultimate goal.
We re-issue our call to action
once again. Resolve with us to
make a difference in 2014.
Diane Ramseyer
Drug Free Charlotte County
Executive Director

AMIKids say

The staff, volunteers and boys
at AMIKids Crossroads group
foster home for boys would
like to say a special thank you
to Carrabba's restaurant for
allowing us to hold our recent
luncheon fundraiser. Thanks
also to Trudy Overbey, Jennifer
Loche and Marilyn Smith-
Mooney for arranging every-
thing, and the wonderful guests
who came out to support us.
Penelope A. Deutsch
Punta Gorda

How can anyone
not want Bayflite?

y and the Editor:
Upon reading the article on
Patt rak Dec. 15, regarding removing
Patty Drake the Bayflite helicopter from its
North Port present location, I felt com-
pelled to tell you how it saved
my husband's life. On Dec. 5,
story 2012, my husband suffered a
eded massive stroke. The helicopter
responded to the Sarasota
Memorial Hospital emergency
and done it. room on Toledo Blade.
education He was flown to Sarasota
*er gener- Memorial Hospital in down-
eading the town Sarasota where he spent
19 days in ICU. The cardiologist
citizens of later informed me that he had
hat pos- not expected him to survive due
he criminal to his condition upon arrival.
oung man Had it not been for Bayflite's
'oung man ,,- ,
a on his response and speed, he would
ago? What not be alive today.
's next? Are I do not understand how
the medical anyone could be so uncaring
h de as to think they may not be in
who died a similar situation. How often
on? Im and how long is the noise the
ie in line to helicopter generates really
found when bothersome?
ng! You Now Cheryl Cook is another
y and the story; first she did everything
possible to close Warm Mineral
Butch Erny Spring and now she wants to
Port Charlotte "sever ties with the life-saving
transport." Perhaps North Port
could sever ties with this excuse
Shol for a city commissioner.
king Norma Miller
North Port

In response to "Our View"
Nov. 24: "Teen drinking num-
bers remain too high for us."
The results of our 2013 Teen
Social Norm survey were
fantastic a huge win for our
community. We are writing in
response to our 'celebration' of
the downturn in teen alcohol/
drug use.
Teen alcohol use numbers
are the lowest they've been
in 13 years 69 percent of
high schoolers and 90 percent
of middle schoolers are not
drinking alcohol; additionally
our teen marijuana, tobacco,
synthetic drugs and prescrip-
tion use numbers also have
come down over previous years.
We readily agree with your
editorial that "there is more
work to be done."
Also, we agree with you that
"no one should ever write off
underage drinking as the norm."
However, we believe there is
value in celebrating the strides
Charlotte County has made.
Especially with our youth it's
their win.
Thank you for highlighting
the role parents and adults

Package takes
the long route

Does anyone ever wonder
why the post office is bankrupt?
I'll give one example. On Dec. 2,
I mailed three boxes at the local
post office. One overseas, one to
New Jersey and one to NewYork.
Delivery was scheduled for one
week to the U.S. destinations.
The New Jersey package
arrived within seven days. My
son in New York did not get his
so I went to the tracking system
and found the NewYork package
was sent to California and took
five days. It sat there for the
weekend before a journey to
Pennsylvania. Eventually it ar-
rived on Dec. 13, (11 days later)
to NewYork. I discussed this
with a postal service employee
and was told there must have
been a mistake and the package
was put on the wrong truck A
7,000-mile, 11-dayjourney that
should have taken seven days
for 1,500 miles!
Jackie Southwick
Port Charlotte

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Osborne and the stooges

here was, I'm pret-
ty sure, an episode
of "The Three
Stooges" in which Curly
kept banging his head
against a wall. When
Moe asked him why, he
replied, "Because it feels
so good when I stop."
Well, I thought it was
funny. But I never imag-
ined that Curly's logic
would one day become
the main rationale that
senior finance officials
use to defend their
disastrous policies.
Some background:
In 2010, most of the
nation's wealthy nations,
although still deeply
depressed in the wake
of the financial crisis,
turned to fiscal austerity,
slashing spending and, in
some cases, raising taxes
in an effort to reduce
budget deficits that had
surged as their econo-
mies collapsed. Basic
economics said that
austerity in an already
depressed economy
would deepen the de-
pression. But the "aus-
terians," as many of us
began calling them, in-
sisted that spending cuts

would lead to economic
expansion, because they
would improve business
The result came as
close to a controlled
experiment as one ever
gets in macroeconomics.
Three years went by,
and the confidence fairy
never made an appear-
ance. In Europe, where
the austerian ideology
took hold most firmly,
the nascent economic re-
covery soon turned into
a double-dip recession.
In fact, at this point key
measures of economic
performance in both the
euro area and Britain are
lagging behind where
they were at this stage of
the Great Depression.
It's true that the human
cost has been nothing
like what happened in

the 1930s. But that's
thanks to government
policies like employment
protection and a strong
social safety net the
very policies austerians
insisted must be dis-
mantled in the name of
"structural reform."
Was it really austerity
that did the damage?
Well, the correlation is
very clear: the harsher
the austerity, the worse
the growth performance.
Consider the case of
Ireland, one of the
first nations to impose
extreme austerity, and
widely cited in ear-
ly 2010 as a role model.
Three years later, after re-
peated declarations that
its economy had turned
the corner, Ireland still
has double-digit unem-
ployment, even though
hundreds of thousands
of working-age Irish
citizens have emigrated.
The depressing effect
of austerity in a slump is,
in short, as clear a story
as anything in the annals
of economic history. But
the austerians were never
going to admit their
error. (In my experience,

almost nobody ever
does.) And now they've
seized on the latest data
to claim vindication,
after all. You see, some
austerity countries have
started growing again.
Britain appears to be
experiencing a signif-
icant bounce; Ireland
has finally had a decent
quarter; even Spain's
economy is showing
faint signs of life. And the
austerians are holding
victory parades.
Perhaps the most
brazen example is
George Osborne,
Britain's chancellor of
the Exchequer, and the
prime mover behind
his country's austerity
agenda. No sooner had
positive growth numbers
appeared than Osborne
declared that "Those in
favor of a Plan B" that
is, an alternative to
austerity- "have lost
the argument."
OK, let's think about
this claim, above and
beyond the general
observation that fluctua-
tions over the course of a
quarter or two generally
don't tell you much.

First of all, Britain's
recent growth doesn't
change the reality that
almost six years have
passed since the nation
entered recession, and
real GDP is still below
its previous peak. Taking
the long view, that's still a
story of dismal failure -
as I said, a track record
worse than Britain's
performance in the Great
Second, it's important
to understand the history
of austerity in Osborne's
Britain. His government
spent its first two years
doing big things: sharply
reducing public invest-
ment, increasing the
national sales tax, and
more. After that it slowed
the pace; it didn't reverse
austerity, but it didn't
make it much more
severe than it already
And here's the thing:
Economies do tend to
grow unless they keep be-
ing hit by adverse shocks.
It's not surprising, then,
that the British economy
eventually picked up
once Osborne let up on
the punishment.

But is this a vindication
of his austerity policies?
Only if you accept Three
Stooges logic, in which
it makes sense to keep
banging your head
against a wall because
it feels good when you
Now, I'm well aware
that the austerians may
win political points
all the same. Political
scientists tell us that
voters are myopic, that
they judge leaders based
on economic growth in
the year or so before an
election, not on overall
performance in office.
So a government can
preside over years of
depression, yet win
re-election if it can
engineer an uptick late
in the game.
But that's politics.
When it comes to
economics, there's only
one possible answer to
the absurd triumphalism
of the austerians: Nyuk.
Nyuk. Nyuk.
Paul Krugman is a
columnist for The New
York Times. He can be
reached via

What Edward Snowden started

dward Snowden
should be proud.
Until this week,
the National Security
Agency could argue
that its massive effort to
collect every American's
telephone records had
been approved, at least
tacitly, by all three
branches of government.
The president was
on board; the people
running the program
were his appointees.
The House and Senate
intelligence committees
knew what was going
on and chose not to
stop it. And the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance
Court, which reviews
NSA activities in secret,
hadn't objected.
But now, thanks to
Snowden's renegade
disclosures, all three
branches have decided
that the routine federal
collection of metadata
- records of who calls
whom, and when, but
not the content of the
calls needs another
hard look.
Congress is debating
several proposals to
rein in the program,
including a bill that
would effectively end
it. President Obama is
considering recommen-
dations from his own

advisors, including one
to take the data away
from the NSA and ask
telephone companies to
hold them instead. And,
this week, a federal judge
found that the program
was probably uncon-
stitutional that it
invaded citizens' privacy
beyond what they had a
right to expect.
"I cannot imagine a
more indiscriminate and
arbitrary invasion" of
citizens' rights, District
Judge Richard J. Leon
wrote in a blistering
opinion. "The author
of our Constitution,
James Madison would be
Until Snowden's dis-
closures, Leon wouldn't
have had a chance to
weigh in on the matter.
Earlier challenges were
thrown out of court
because civil libertarian
plaintiffs couldn't prove
that the NSA was col-
lecting data about them.

Snowden's leaks forced
the government to
acknowledge what it has
been doing since 2001,
and opened the way to a
battle in the U.S. appeals
court, followed almost
certainly by one before
the Supreme Court.
Yes, for the record,
Snowden went about
his whistle-blowing the
wrong way; officials say
the damage he's done to
U.S. security is real. As
he sits in chilly Moscow
requesting asylum
from one country after
another, he can consider
that question at leisure.
But golly, has he been
Whether Snowden,
other civil libertarians
- and now, Leon will
prevail in higher courts
is a different matter. The
NSA's action in collect-
ing everyone's phone
records, however "indis-
criminate and arbitrary,"
could still turn out to be
The core question in
the jurisprudence on
surveillance is wheth-
er the government's
actions violate what
the Supreme Court has
called "a reasonable
expectation of privacy."
But what exactly does
that mean? One leading

scholar of the Fourth
Amendment, Orin Kerr
of George Washington
University, calls the
standard "notoriously
Kerr wrote this week
that the metadata
program might survive
a Supreme Court test
because the government
doesn't look at everyone's
telephone records -
only at those that might
yield foreign intelligence
At the heart of the
issue is a kind of riddle:
When and where do
we have a reasonable
expectation of privacy?
You probably think your
email is private, but
Google analyzes your
metadata to decide what
advertising you'd like
to see. You might have
thought the names and
addresses on your love
letters were private, but
the U.S. Postal Service
scans many letters'
exteriors and keeps the
records for 30 days. And
now that we know the
NSA has been collecting
phone records, haven't
we been put on notice
that those records aren't
The NSA argues that
the metadata program
is legal thanks to a

1979 Supreme Court
case, which held that
telephone records aren't
private because citizens
share them with the
telephone company.
But Leon ruled that
times have changed.
"People in 2013 have
an entirely different
relationship with phones
than they did 34 years
ago," he wrote. "Records
that once would have
revealed a few scattered
tiles of information
about a person now
reveal an entire mosaic,
a picture of the person's
At least one Supreme
Court justice has sound-
ed ready to hear that
argument. In a ruling
last year, Justice Sonia
Sotomayor wrote that
the 1979 standard merits
a new look.
"This approach is
ill-suited to the digital
age, in which people
reveal a great deal of
information about
themselves to third
parties in the course of
carrying out mundane
tasks," Sotomayor wrote
in a case involving
whether police needed
a warrant to place a GPS
tracker on a criminal
suspect's car.
Do Americans accept

the disclosure to the
government of every
telephone number
they've called in the last
five years, which is what
NSA has collected? In
fact, we already have a
kind of answer to that
question: Americans
are divided down the
middle. In a Quinnipiac
poll released in July, for
example, 55 percent of
respondents said the
government's actions
amounted to "too
much intrusion into
Americans' personal
privacy," and 41 percent
disagreed. But 50 per-
cent said they supported
the program, and only
44 percent said they
opposed it. So putting
the question up for a ref-
erendum, alas, wouldn't
That means it's up to
Obama, Congress and
the courts to find the
right balance: rules that
give the government the
tools it needs to inves-
tigate terrorist threats,
but not at the cost of our
reasonable expectation
of privacy. If only we
knew what that was.
Doyle McManus is a
columnist for The Los
Angeles Times. Readers
may reach him at doyle.

The fusion in our future

n a scientific com-
plex on 88 bucolic
acres near here, some
astonishingly talented
people are advancing a
decades-long project to
create a sun on Earth.
When not if; when -
decades hence they and
collaborators around
the world succeed, their
achievement will be more
transformative of human
life than any prior scien-
tific achievement.
The Princeton Plasma
Physics Laboratory's
(PPPL) focus magnetic
fusion research be-
gan at the university in
1951. It was grounded
in the earlier work of
a European scientist
then living in Princeton.
Einstein's theory that
mass could be converted
into energy had been
demonstrated six years
earlier near Alamogordo,
N.M., by fission the
splitting of atoms, which
released the energy that

held the atoms together.
By the 1950s, however,
attention was turning to
an unimaginably more
promising method of
releasing energy from
transforming matter -
the way the sun does, by
Every second the
sun produces a million
times more energy than
the world consumes in
a year. But to "take a sun
and put it in a box" -
the description of one
scientist here requires
developing the new field
of plasma physics and
solving the most difficult
engineering problems

in the history of science.
The objective is to
create conditions for the
controlled release of huge
amounts of energy from
the fusion of two hydro-
gen isotopes, deuterium
and tritium. Hydrogen
is the most abundant
element in the universe;
Earth's water contains a
virtually inexhaustible

supply (10 million million
tons) of deuterium, and
tritium is "bred" in the
fusion plant itself.
The sun is a huge
sphere of plasma, which
is a hot, electrically
charged gas. The produc-
tion and confinement of
plasma in laboratories
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Godfathers of the Capitol

member the new
spirit of coopera-
tion in Washing-
ton? That's so last week.
The era of good feeling
is over, its duration
measured in days, or
perhaps hours. Last
Wednesday, 36 Senate
Republicans 80 per-
cent of the caucus -
voted against the budget
compromise drafted
by Rep. Paul Ryan of
Wisconsin, last year's
Republican vice presi-
dential nominee.
Already, Republicans,
including Ryan, are
making noises about
another showdown
early next year over the
federal government's
debt limit. You might say
they've returned to their
default position.
By Thursday morning,
Senate leaders were back
to petty bickering. Harry
Reid, the majority lead-
er, called Republicans
"'very shallow" and said
"obstruction has become
a bad habit of theirs."
Mitch McConnell, the
minority leader, accused
Democrats of an "incred-
ible abuse of power" and
of running the country

like a "banana republic."
The Republican said
he was discouraged to
"see the way the United
States Senate deterio-
rated under the current
McConnell proposed
that Reid drop his
demands that the Senate
approve a slate of what
the Republican leader
called "non-urgent"
presidential nominees.
"I object," Reid
Reid asked that the
Senate take up a tax bill
passed by the House.
"I object," McConnell
In retrospect, how
could it have been
otherwise? These aren't
conventional political ri-
vals we're talking about.
They are more like
warring mafia families.

James Gandolfini may
have left us in 2013, but
the spirit of the mob
boss still dominates in
the Capitol. Not only is it
legal to put contracts out
on each other here, it is
The political killings
are accomplished by
syndicates known as the
National Republican
Senatorial Committee
and the Democratic
Senatorial Campaign
Committee, run by the
senators themselves with
the goal of unseating
rivals across the aisle:
not just disagreeing with
them, but taking them
out. (Similar committees
exist in the House, but
it's less of a problem
there because district
lines have left so few
incumbents in jeopardy.)
Not long ago, when
bipartisanship was still
in the air, Reid told
Bloomberg's Al Hunt that
he wouldn't campaign
against the McConnell,
who is facing a difficult
re-election. "I'm a
traditionalist here, and
that isn't anything I've
ever done and will not
do," Reid said.

That was a bit disin-
genuous, because Reid
had already hosted
a fundraiser in Las
Vegas for McConnell's
Democratic opponent,
and Reid's political
action committee had
already given her money.
The candidate, Alison
Lundergan Grimes,
would probably be hurt
politically by appearing
with Reid, anyway.
But in calling himself
a traditionalist, Reid
was arguing against the
mafia culture that has
gripped the Senate since
2004, when Bill Frist,
then the Republican
leader, went to South
Dakota to campaign,
successfully, for the
defeat of then-Minority
Leader Tom Daschle.
The DSCC, under Sen.
Chuck Schumer of
New York retaliated
by running TV ads
targeting McConnell
in 2008. In 2012, the
NRSC, run by Sen. John
Cornyn of Texas, raised
money to try to defeat
Reid in Nevada. The
political committees
are under the de facto
control of the majority

or minority leader, and
several senators have
used the chairmanships
as steppingstones to
When they aren't
ordering hits on each
other, the senators use
the committees to taunt
each other. Monday
morning, the Republican
committee issued a
statement saying "Harry
Reid will tell you he's
not concerned about
losing the majority -
hell, Reid will say just
about anything on most
days, but his actions
speak louder than his
words." Wednesday,
the Republican group
declared: "Vulnerable
incumbent Senate
Democrats from Kay
Hagan to Jeff Merkley,
Mary Landrieu to Mark
Pryor, Jeanne Shaheen
to Mark Begich all lied to
their constituents."
When your day starts
with trash talk from
people who are trying
to kill you politically,
is it any wonder things
quickly devolve?
Reid, on the Senate
floor last week, accused
Republicans of "hostage

taking" and ridiculed
McConnell for delaying
what the GOP leader
called "non-essential"
confirmations: "Does
the Republican leader
consider the secretary
of the Department of
Homeland Security-
the individual tasked
with protecting us
from terrorist attacks
- 'non-essential'?"
McConnell, in turn,
told reporters he "can't
imagine" Republicans
would agree to increase
the debt limit without
more spending restric-
tions. And he delivered
a broadside against
Reid for stripping
Republicans' right to
filibuster nominees:
'As we end the year, it's
a tragedy the way the
Senate is being run into
the ground by basically
one person. ... It's going
to be hard to get the
Senate back to normal."
But he's wrong there.
Hitting the mattresses is
the new normal.
Dana Milbank is a
Washington Post colum-
nist. Readers may reach
him at danamilbank@

Pajama boy, an insufferable man-child

ajama Boy's place
in Internet infamy
was secured as
soon as the insufferable
man-child was tweeted
out by Organizing for
He is the face of aWeb
ad that is the latest effort
by the Obama team to
leverage the holidays
for conversation about
Obamacare. "Wear
pajamas," the ad reads.
"Drink hot chocolate.
Talk about getting health
insurance. #GetTalking."
And, sure enough,
Pajama Boy is wearing
pajamas a zip-up
onesie in classic Lamar
Alexander plaid and
drinking hot chocolate.
He is in his 20s, sporting
hipster glasses he could
have bought atWarby
Parker and an expression
of self-satisfied ironic
Pajama Boy is about as
threatening as Michael
Cera and so nerdy he


is now routine. The
task now is to solve the
problem of "net ener-
gy" producing more
electrical power than is
required for the produc-
tion of it.
Magnets produce a
magnetic field sufficient
to prevent particles
heated beyond the sun's
temperature more
than 100 million de-
grees Celsius from
hitting the walls of the
containment vessel.
Understanding plasma's
behavior requires the

could guest-host on
an unwatched MSNBC
show. He is probably
reading "The Bell Jar"
and looking forward to a
hearty Christmas meal of
stuffed tofurkey. If he has
anything to say about it,
Obamacare enrollments
will spike in the next few
weeks in Williamsburg
and Ann Arbor.
Perhaps the goal of
OFA was to create a
readily mockable image
to draw attention to
its message, in which
case Pajama Boy was
a brilliantly successful
troll. The right immedi-
ately Photoshopped him

assistance of Titan, one
of the world's fastest
computers, which is
located at Oak Ridge
National Laboratory
in Tennessee and can
perform more than
17 quadrillion a mil-
lion billion calcula-
tions a second.
As in today's coal-
fired power plants,
the ultimate object is
heat to turn water
into steam that drives
generators. Fusion,
however, produces no
greenhouse gases, no
long-lived nuclear waste
and no risk of the sort of
runaway reaction that
occurred at Fukushima.
Fusion research here and

into the Mandela funeral
selfie and emblazoned
his photo with derisive
lines like "Hey girl, I live
with my parents" and
"How did you know I
went to Oberlin?"
But it's hard not to see
Pajama Boy as an expres-
sion of the Obama vision,
just like his forbear Julia,
the Internet cartoon
from the 2012 campaign.
Pajama Boy is Julia's little
brother. She progressed
through life without
any significant family or
community connections.
He is the picture of
perpetual adolescence.
Neither is a symbol of
self-reliant, responsible
And so both are ideal
consumers of govern-
ment. Julia needed
the help of Obama-
supported programs at
every juncture of her
life, and Pajama Boy is
going to get his health
insurance through

elsewhere is supported
by nations with half
the world's population
- China, India, Japan,
Russia, South Korea and
the European Union. The
current domestic spend-
ing pace would cost
$2.5 billion over 10 years
-about one-thirtieth of
what may be squandered
in California on a 19th
century technology (a
train). By one estimate,
to bring about a working
fusion reactor in 20 years
would cost $30 billion
- approximately the
cost of one week of U.S.
energy consumption.
Given the societal will,
commercially feasible
production of fusion

Obamacare (another
image shows him
looking very pleased in
a Christmas sweater,
together with the words
"And a happy New Year
with health insurance").
The breakdown of mar-
riage and its drift into the
30s mean there are more
Julias and Pajama Boys
than ever. The growth
of government feeds off
this trend and, at the
margins, augments it.
The vision of the Obama
Democrats, distilled to
its essence, is of a direct
relationship between the
state and the individual
without the mediating
institutions of family,
church and community
that are an inherent
check on government
Alexis de Tocqueville
wrote long ago of the
infantilizing tendency
of all-encompassing
government. "It would
be like the authority of

energy is possible in
the lifetimes of most
people now living. The
cost of operating the
PPPL complex, which a
century from now might
be designated a historic
site, is 0.01 percent of
U.S. energy spending.
PPPL's budget is a
minuscule fraction of
U.S. energy infrastruc-
ture investment (power
plants, pipelines). Yet
the laboratory, which
once had a staff of 1,400,
today has only 450.
The Apollo space
program was much less
technologically demand-
ing and much more
accessible to public un-
derstanding. It occurred

a parent," he wrote in
a famous passage, "if,
like that authority, its
object was to prepare
men for manhood; but
it seeks, on the contrary,
to keep them in perpet-
ual childhood." If you
wanted to illustrate what
Tocqueville was getting
at in one meme, Pajama
Boy would be good way
to do it.
Never has the
difference between
what Chris Matthews
memorably dubbed the
Mommy Party and the
Daddy Party been so
stark. Pajama Boy's mom
probably still tucks him
in at night, and when
she isn't there for him,
Obamacare will be. A
less nurturing reaction
is, as New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie put it in a
counter tweet, "Get out
of your pajamas." There's
a reason President
Barack Obama is under-
water by a 2-1 margin

in the context of U.S.-
Soviet competition; it
was directly relevant to
national security (ballis-
tic missiles; the coin of
international prestige);
it had a time frame for
success President
Kennedy's pledge to go
to the moon in the 1960s
- that could hold the
public's attention, and
incremental progress
(orbital flights) the pub-
lic could comprehend.
Because the fusion en-
ergy program lacks such
immediacy, transparency
and glamour, it poses a
much more difficult test
for the political process.
Because of its large scale
and long time horizon,

among men in the latest
Quinnipiac poll.
For all the ridicule
directed at Julia during
last year's campaign,
she got at something
important: Single women
do look to government as
a cushion against their
economic insecurities.
Pajama Boy isn't so apt.
He might be glad to pay
more for his health insur-
ance to include mater-
nity benefits he doesn't
need as a blow against
gender stereotyping,
but most young people
will presumably con-
sider Obamacare more
rationally and realize it's
a scheme to get them to
subsidize insurance costs
for older people.
Good luck, Pajama Boy,
if you hope to talk them
out of that.
Rich Lowry is the editor
of the National Review.
Readers may reach him
at comments. lowry@
nationalreview. com.

the fusion project is a
perfect example of a
public good the private
sector cannot pursue
and the public sector
should not slight. Most
government revenues
now feed the public's
unslakable appetite for
transfer payments. The
challenge for today's
political class is to mod-
erate its subservience to
this appetite sufficiently
to enable the basic
science that will earn
tomorrow's gratitude.

George Will is a colum-
nist for The Washington
Post. Readers may reach
him at georgewill@

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Brandon Michael Smith, to
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Annabelle Grace Nemechek,
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Clarisse Joy Fisher, to Martine
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Kadence Aubrey Philbin, to
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American Legion
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Sunday Darts winners Dec.
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Charlotte Harbor
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Partners Bridge winners
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Ladies Bridge winners Dec.
17:1-Geri Dempsey; 2-Harold Clark;
3-Beverlee Winslow; 4-Janie Ressel.

Charlotte Square
Charlotte County Bridge
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Cultural Center of
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Duplicate Bridge Club winners
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Kenyon; 2-George Doeren, Jean
Pilon; 3-Chuck May, Paul Stroup. E/W:
I-R. Paul Urbanick, Chuck Skarvan;
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Punta Gorda
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Barry Milton Ochstein of Punta
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Albert Paul Kasakowski of Port
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Ronald Semiao of Port Charlotte,
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Donald Marquis Fleming Jr. of
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Robert Allen Giacomo of Port
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Andrew Jose Taitz of North Port,
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(a.m.): 1-Bruce Baurer, Pearl Hull;
2-Bob Bonjean, Jim Fraser; 3-Leon
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N/S: 1 -Doug Brenner, Darlene Mallen;
2-John Avery, John Bush; 3-Jackie
Papineau, Denis Leduc. E/W: 1-Ernie
Bourque, Mary Ann Baird; 2-Florence
Burns, Dave Valliant; 3-Martha Bisson,
K.J. Prosuch.
Sunday Double Deck Pinochle
winners Dec. 15: Jerry Filar, 1547;
Osborne Davis, 1461; Linda Boczylo,
Contract Bridge winners Dec.
11: Dale Schneiderhan, 6650; Nancy
Lutz, 6440; Margo Brough, 6240;
Rosemary Schneiderhan, 6050. Dec.
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Oberlander, 6190; Jay Oberlander,
5490; Paula Curatola, 5460.
Wednesday Double Deck
Pinochle winners Dec. 18:1-Virginia
Clayton, 1562; 2-Bonnie Weithman,
1503; 3-Georgia Klemm, 1497; 4-Bill
Marsh, 1467.
Thursday Night Double Deck
Pinochle winners Dec. 12: Bob
Paulsen, 1673; Osborne Davis, 1583;
Rita Harkey, 1538.
Friday Evening Bridge winners
Dec. 13:1-Marry Lauer, 6070;
2-Virginia Clayton, 6000; 3-Len Harris,
5370; 4-Harold Clark, 5250.
Pinochle winners Dec. 14:
1-Larry Durbano, 658; 2-Jan Howard,
630; 3-Mary Lavine, 626. Dec.
17:1-Mitch Mitchell, 667; 2-Ruth
McGinty, 658; 3-Virginia Clayton, 655.

Deep Creek Elks
Monday Bridge winners Dec.
16:1-Jackie Benson, 4250; 2-Bob
Kueny, 4150; 3-Georgia Klemm, 3970;
4-Lucia Kelly, 3950.

Isles Yacht Club
Scrabble winners Dec. 13: Mary
Lou Coutts, 280; Bev MacMahon, 200;
Liane Riley, 285; Sandy Robinson, 144.

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Ann McKeen. E/W: 1-Arlene and Ray
Rothhaar; 2-Fred and Jane Jacobs;
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Kingsway Country
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2-Dee Nutt.
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Case No.: 08-2010-CA-003145
DECEASED, et al.,
AND TO: All persons claiming an
interest by, through, under, or
against the aforesaid Defen-
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following described
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on the attorney for the Plaintiff,
Morales Law Group, P.A., whose
address is 14750 NW 77th
Court, Suite 303, Miami Lakes,
FL 33016, and the file original
with the Clerk within 30 days after
the first publication of this notice,
or on or before 1/11/14. If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Foreclosure
Dated: 12/6/2013.
By: J. Kern
Deputy Clerk
Publish: December 15, 22, 2013
333570 2977612
Last Known Address:
11069 Tamiarni Trl,
Punta Gorda, FL 33955-1352
Current Address:
Last Known Address:
Current Address:
action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following property in Char-
lotte County, Florida:
LOT 29, BLOCK 3182,
5, PAGES 65A THRU 65H,
FL 33952-4739
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses within 30
days after the first publication, if

any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's
attorney, whos address is P.O.
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and file the original with this Court
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Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the
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or petition.
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December, 2013.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
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Services Manager, whose office
is located at 350 E. Marion Ave.,
Punta Gorda, FL 33950 and
whose telephone number is
(941)637-2281, within two (2)
working days of receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
To file response please contact
Charlotte County Clerk of Court,
350 E. Marion Street, Punta
Gorda, FL 33651-1687, Tel:
(941) 637-2238; Fax: (941) 637-
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attorney, whose address is P.O.
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Bank of America, National Associ-
ation, Successor by Merger to
BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P.
f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans
Servicing, L.P.
Nina M. Jones a/k/a Nina Jones;
Ocean 18, LLC; Mortgage Elec-
tronic Registration Systems, Inc.,
as Nominee for SLM Financial
Corp.; Rotonda West Association,
suant to an Order dated Decem-
ber 16. 2013 entered in Civil
Case No. 201 -CA-003677 of the
Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial
Circuit in and for Charlotte Coun-
ty, Florida, wherein Bank of Amer-
ica, National Association, Succes-
sor by Merger to BAC Home
Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Coun-
trywide Home Loans Servicing,
L.P., Plaintiff and Nina M. Jones
a/k/a Nina Jones are defen-
dant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Barbara
T. Scott, will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash AT
STATUTES at 11:00AM on Janu-
ary 17. 2014, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the
ADA Coordinator; 1700 Mon-
roe Street, Suite 1213, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901 (239)
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before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately
upon receiving this notifica-
tion of the time before the
scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days. If you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call
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Charlotte County, Florida
M. B. White
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and conducted their
usual fish-population
surveys, it became
apparent that fish on
the Gulf Coast had fared
far worse than snook on
the Atlantic side, which
were more likely to have
rapid access to warmer
deepwater refuges. On
our coast, water deeper
than 20 feet is in pretty
short supply. Because
there was little warming
during the day, the wa-
ter didn't heat up. Snook
that couldn't find warm
pockets didn't survive.
Although snook
season was reopened
in the Atlantic that fall,
commissioners decided
to keep Gulf Coast
snook closed and
repeated that decision
at several subsequent
meetings. Not until the
2012 stock assessment
showed Gulf snook were
doing well did they opt
to allow anglers a snook
for the table.
The vote at their
Sept. 5 meeting to open
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anticlimactic. Of course,
the vote was held near
the end of a very long
day that also saw nearly
eight hours of testimony
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the New Year starting at 5 p.m.
Dec. 31. Family-friendly free festivities
will include:
Live music and dancing in center
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Fun photos from 5 p.m. to
Face painting by Metamasque
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Too Tall Torrie (stilt walker) from
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Hair Dazzle from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tarot readings by Pamela from
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Singer/Guitarist Michael Hirst
from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (first
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Airbrush Art for face & body from
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There also will be a "Dolphin
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The Ingroov Big Band will perform
from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Jan. 9,
2014, in the Centennial room at the
Cultural Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. For
more information, call 941-625-4175.

jigs, and most folks had
left by the time snook
came up. Commission
Chairman Kenneth
Wright said it had been
their intention all along
to open Gulf snook -
they were just waiting
for the timing to be
At the same meeting,
commissioners voted
unanimously to ban the
Boca Grande tarpon
jig. The device, which
differs from traditional
fishing jigs by having
the weight suspended
at the bend of the hook,
has been vilified as an
unsporting device that
catches tarpon without
the fish actively biting
the hook.
The commissioners'
vote also changes the
definition of snagging
tarpon. Previously,
intentionally hooking
a tarpon in a part of
its body other than the
mouth was snagging.
The updated rule
specifies snagging as
"catching or attempting
to catch a tarpon in
any manner or method
other than enticing or
attracting the tarpon to
strike with, and become
hooked in, its mouth."
Both new rules went
into effect Nov. 1.
The vote was a major
victory for Save the
Tarpon, a locally based

group that advocates for
ethical angling and pro-
motes the stewardship
of the Boca Grande Pass
tarpon fishery. Save the
Tarpon Chairman Tom
McLaughlin has been
very vocal about the
group's anti-jig stance,
and says the FWC's
decision was necessary.
Because the new
regulation clearly is
intended to prevent
snagging, McLaughlin
said enforcement
should be less prob-
lematic than previous
rules that banned
break-away weights
and limited the number
of fishing rods that may
be used in the Pass.
"The law having a
clearly stated intent
is more important
than the actual gear
restriction," he said. "It
leaves the door open to
ensuring that this is po-
liced well in the future,
with the well-being of
the fish and the fishery
in mind."
Not everyone is as
pleased about the
ruling. The Florida
Tarpon Anglers
Association, a group of
jig fishermen, sought to
delay the FWC's vote,
but the commissioners
One of the main
proponents of the Boca
Grande jig has been
the Professional Tarpon
Tournament Series,
which conducts a num-
ber of tournaments in
the Pass in May and
June. The overwhelm-
ing majority of PTTS
participants fish with
jigs. PTTS spokesman
Joe Mercurio said he
was dismayed at the
FWC's decision.
"I disagree with the
decision," he said.
"There is no scientific
or biological reason
to (outlaw the Boca
Grande jig)," he said.
"The FWC's own
science contradicts
the opinions of the
Mercurio said the
PTTS will carry on
despite the ruling.

The zoning official has received a request for an Administrative
Variance and intends to grant the variance pursuant to Section 3-
9-6.1(g) of the Charlotte County Zoning Code. Petition number
AVAR-13-011 is being requested by Edward A. VanHattan. The
request is for an Administrative Variance of 0.7' to allow a 6.8'
side yard setback instead of the required 7.5', located in the
Residential Single Family-3.5 (RSF-3.5) zoning district. The
property is addressed as 25437 Palisade Road, Punta Gorda,
Florida and is described as Lot 9, Block 671, Punta Gorda Isles
Section 23, located in Section 8, Township 40 South, Range 23
East. A complete legal description and additional information are
on file.
This notice is being mailed to the adjoining property owners as
revealed by the current County Tax Roll. Within fifteen (15) days
of the publication of this notice, but not thereafter, any interested
person may apply in writing stating their name, the nature of their
interest and the nature of their opposition. Any such written
communication should be addressed to Shaun Cullinan, Zoning
Official, Charlotte County Community Development Department,
Zoning Division, 18400 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Florida
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"We go to a lot of
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our hub is Charlotte
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"We give food and
clothing, but, most
importantly, we give the
Saturday morning,
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passionate sermon to
a crowd of about 30,
individuals down on
their luck and families
with young children in
need. Then volunteers
from Heart of Mercy
and Door of Refuge
Church in Punta Gorda
provided what they
could, with the help of
generous benefactors.
Publix and Panera
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goods; Little Caesars
offered pizza for all. The
dozen volunteers from
the Spanish-speaking
Door of Refuge Church
brought in hot food,
serving up turkey
and ham, pasta and
"We're here helping
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the Door of Refuge
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offerings at Saturday's Christmas outreach
event, to which Heart of Mercy Ministries of
North Port played host.

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a needy family during Saturday's Christmas Compassion Community Outreach
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A match made in middle school


Krug couldn't stop her left
hand from shaking.
"I'm so sorry," she said,
laughing. "I'm just in
Krug's lack of sangfroid
Thursday night was
understandable, though,
given she'd just said yes to
a surprise marriage pro-
posal from her boyfriend,
Marine Lance Cpl. D.J.
Caravella, in the cafeteria
of Heron Creek Middle
It was a romance years
in the making.
"They were actually
in sixth grade with me
in 2005 and 2006," said
HCMS orchestra teach-
er Sarah Cooper. "All
through middle school
... he had a big crush
on her. She kept saying,
'No, I don't like him.' All
through high school, he
still liked her and she said
no. Eventually, she gave
him a chance."
"In the sixth grade,
she'd tell him he had
cooties," Riley's mom,
Sherry, said, laughing.
The two, now both 19,
began dating Sept. 8,
2011, and graduated from
North Port High School
in 2012. Riley is now a
certified nursing assis-
tant, and Caravella an
ammo technician in the
Marine Corps. Riley was
told Caravella wouldn't
be home until Christmas
"She had no idea.... She
really thought she was
going to pick him up at
the airport next Tuesday,"
Sherry said. "We were just
trying to throw her off the
scent. I couldn't ask for a


Riley Krug hugs her fiance, D.J. Caravella, seconds after he proposed Thursday night at the Heron
Creek Middle School winter concert while an advanced orchestra member, far right, reacts to the
surprise proposal. Inset: Krug shows off her engagement ring, which Caravella stopped to buy
almost immediately after getting off a plane in Tampa on his way home to North Port.

better young man."
In the midst of
Thursday's winter concert
for HCMS orchestra
students in which
Caravella's sister was play-
ing- the program listed
two patriotic favorites.
Cooper explained to the
audience that aVeterans
Day concert had been
canceled, but since the
students had learned "God
Bless America" and "Honor
and Glory," they wanted
a chance to play them.

Before the songs, Cooper,
holding envelopes, said
the classes had also signed
cards for service members
not at the concert.
"Katie Caravella's broth-
er, D.J., couldn't be here,
but I'd like to invite his
girlfriend, Riley, up to give
it to him when he comes
home," Cooper said.
As Cooper handed Riley
the envelope, D.J. stepped
from backstage. Audience
members erupted into ap-
plause when they saw him

drop to one knee. Girls
in the orchestra covered
their mouths and squealed
at the romantic gesture.
Although nothing could
be heard, Riley's answer to
D.J.'s question was yes.
"None of the students
except for (D.J.'s sister)
knew," Cooper told the
audience after the newly
affianced couple left the
cafeteria for a few min-
utes. "It was a complete
D.J. had prepared a

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Riley Krug, HCMS orchestra teacher Sarah Cooper and D.J. Cara-
vella stand together following the concert. The couple met in
Cooper's class when they were both in sixth grade at the school,
and Cooper encouraged the romance.

proposal speech about
HCMS being where they
started, but "only got about
three lines out."
"I saw that (ring) box
and just said, 'Yes, yes, yes,
yes, yes,'" Riley said.
The proposal almost
didn't happen. Despite
months of planning-
D.J.'s leave from Camp
Lejeune in North Carolina
was only confirmed earlier
this week, although in a
leap of faith, his mom,
Evelyn, bought him a
plane ticket in August -
and Cooper moving the
concert date to accommo-
date his plans winter
weather nearly deep-sixed
the whole thing.
"My flight was delayed
because of ice on the
wings and they ran out of
de-icing fluid," D.J. said of

his early morning flight,
adding there was lot of
scrambling to find a new
flight that would still give
him time to stop and buy
a ring before driving to
North Port.
The couple hasn't set a
wedding date, although
Riley said it won't be right
Many came up to
congratulate the couple
after the concert, some
also shaking D.J.'s hand
and thanking him for his
military service. There
were also a few humbugs.
"Some people behind
my parents said 'They're
too young, it's not going to
last.' And my mom said,
'You don't know them,'"
Riley said.


:The Sun /Sunday, December 22, 2013


C OurTown Page 15

Lamarque lawsuit a possibility

Sarasota-based Mallard Law
Firm has confirmed it is in
the preliminary stages of
possibly bringing litigation
against the Sarasota County
School District or the manu-
facturer of drywall installed
at Lamarque Elementary
School, which has caused
both controversy and
possible ill health effects to
students and faculty over
the years.
Lawyer Damian Mallard
told the Sun that attor-
ney and client privilege
prevented him from
saying exactly how many
parents his law firm has
interviewed, but he said
they were doing their due
diligence to determine
whether they would be
filing class-action lawsuits
or individual suits.
He said it was their

"belief" that poisonous dry-
wall is making children ill at
the North Port school, and
that it could take another
month or two for them to
complete their investiga-
tion. They have not yet filed
any litigation, according to
court records.
"We have our expert
witnesses looking into this
and we believe the problem
is drywall," Mallard said,
adding, "We're working to
make sure the claims are
An odd, sewer-like smell
has plagued Lamarque
since in opened in 2006
and has again come into
the spotlight as parents and
staff are claiming a spike
in adverse health effects -
with allergy-like symptoms
-at the school.
The school district has
claimed that only a "hand-
ful" of teachers and staff
have fallen ill at the school.

They've also been adamant
the school does not have
toxic Chinese or American
drywall, but admit they're
confused as to the source of
the ongoing stench.
The district spent
$100,000 a year since 2006
to try to solve the issue.
And this year, officials
also pledged $250,000
to the problem, in part
paying Tampa-based OHC
Environmental Engineering
to conduct additional
testing at the school.
They also could pay
as much as $215,000 to
Dr. James McCluskey,
a University of Florida
professor and toxicologist
who was assigned the task
of interviewing staff to de-
termine what, if anything,
is going wrong.
The Centers for Disease
Control, meanwhile, might
conduct its own investiga-
tion into Lamarque, after

an anonymous request
spurred the federal agency
to look into the school.
According to CDC
spokeswoman Christina
Spring, the CDC was still
collecting information and
had not yet made their de-
cision as of Friday. Should
they decided to proceed,
then Spring said they could
conduct a site visit along
with interviewing staff and
teachers at the school.
Jennifer Coppola, who's
son attends third grade
at Lamarque, said she no
longer is going to allow her
child to attend the school
and has put in for a transfer
to Toledo Blade.
Coppola is the parent
driving the lawsuit and
hopes that more parents
come forward and share
their stories with her
attorneys. Her son has
suffered for two years, she
said, and his condition has

only worsened as time has
She feels the school
district has concealed
information from parents
and the public and felt it
was time to action.
"I need a lot of parents
to join me," she said.
"Because their children
are inhaling toxins and it
could kill them."
Jessi Tingley wrote on the
North Port Sun's Facebook
page, "I know this is bad
... I brought my child to
a new school this year
and he doesn't suffer from
the allergies and asthma
problems he did when he
was (at Lamarque)."
"I'm all for it," Michelle
Cummo said of a possible
class-action suit.
Charles Hummer, an
impassioned North Port
resident who is fighting
his own battle with tainted
American drywall at his

North Port house, was one
of the first people to bring
the problems at Lamarque
into the public eye.
Hummer made aYouTube
video about the issue that
was quickly shared by
He said more and more
Lamarque parents are
growing frustrated with
the ongoing issues at the
school and that a School
Board meeting early next
year will likely be flooded
with people who are
concerned with the way
the district has handled the
School district spokes-
man Scott Ferguson
declined to comment.
Meanwhile, Coppola is ask-
ing any parent who wants
to join her cause to reach
her at toxiclamarque@
Email: dwincdiester@sun-herald.omn

Editor's note: The Sun is
recapping its most compel-
ling and talked about stories
of 2013. Look for stories to
follow each day, through
Dec. 31.
The families of Traci
Nabergall and Jason Salter
are still waiting.
After an exhaustive and
emotional March trial in
which ajury foundVenice
resident John
Allen Lee,
50, guilty of
Their 2011
12th Circuit
Judge Peter
LEE later over-
turned their
decision and awarded Lee a
new trial.
Dubensky believed that
state prosecutors withheld
information from Lee's
attorneys, including an
email from Dorothy Stolte, a
longtime friend of Lee's and
a key witness for the state.
Stolte also bought the
knife Lee allegedly used
in the fatal stabbings of

Nabergall, 39, and Salter, 46,
on Jan. 24, 2011, at Salter's
SouthVenice home. Salter
was nearly decapitated in
the attack, according to
reports. Lee reportedly flew
into a jealous rage when he
found them both at Salter's
Dubensky decided in
September that Assistant
State Attorney Andrea
McHugh made a misstep by
not turning over the email,
which states Nabergall
and Salter had a romantic
Dubensky forced
McHugh and Assistant State
Attorney Karen Fraivillig,
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A special Christmas dinner

Thanks to a generous gift made by an
anonymous donor, the annual For the
Love of Kids Christmas Dinner returned
to the Charlotte Harbor Event Center
in Punta Gorda on Thursday evening,
after 10 years. Never missing a year, the
dinner has been held at various loca-
tions since Hurricane Charley destroyed
the former Charlotte County Memorial
Auditorum at the site in 2004. The
grassroots group of volunteers hosted
more than 600 Thursday evening for the
free all-you-can-eat buffet, an indi-
vidual visit with Santa Claus, and each
child leaving with a Christmas present.
The invite list comes from each of the
Charlotte County Public Schools. First in
line was 7-year-old Joshua Ferdon, from
Meadow Park Elementary School.

A few of the veteran volunteers go back as far as 17 years. They were joined by the more recent
volunteers for last-minute instructions and a photo. Once the doors opened at the Charlotte
Harbor Event and Conference Center, all were busy for the rest of the annual For the Love of Kids
Christmas Dinner.

Two-month-old Andrew Owens with family and new friends at
the annual For the Love of Kids event.

Best friends and classmates at the Baker Center, Jordin Hamm
and Emily Quinn, both 5, wait patiently in the food line, eyeing
the pumpkin pie.

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Hark Richard spoon-feeds his year-old daughter, My'lahnna,
enjoying the annual dinner Thursday evening.

Alivia Ramos, 4, from the Baker Center, and her brothers Jack, 5,
and Adru, 8, who attend Meadow Park Elementary School, visit
with Santa and have their photo taken to be posted on the For
the Love of Kids website.

The Rajnish, Kilgore and Hill cousins all pile in for a group photo
with Santa after dinner. The children attend East Elementary
School in Punta Gorda, along with Deep Creek Elementary

Stacy Shires; her daughter, Gracie Shires-Swim, 4, from the
Baker Center; and her cousin Steele Arthur, 5, from Peace River
Elementary School, were ready for dinner and a visit with

Seven-year-old Daniel Robinson helps himself and 5-year-old
Isaiah Summers to a second scoop of mac'n' cheese, before
heading over to visit Santa Claus.

The Scott and Jewdy families dined together at the annual For
the Love of Kids Dinner held Thursday evening. The children
attend both Peace River Elementary School in Port Charlotte,
and the Baker Center in Punta Gorda.

Left: Five-year-old
Dayna Patton,
from Kingsway
Elementary School
in Port Charlotte,
was mesmerized
with the Santa
wrapping paper
on the present she

Wearing his camo reindeer antlers, 5-year-old Mitchell Martinez
waits in line for a refill on the chicken tenders main dish for the
children's buffet.

Members of the Charlotte High School Leo Club in Punta Gorda volunteered at the dinner. When
finished with their jobs, Maria Pryce, 17, Cheyenne Helfrich, 16, and Amber Hendricks, 12, sat to
also enjoy dinner.

Anxious to show off their gifts were, Kayley Ward, 8, from Sallie Jones Elementary School in
Punta Gorda; her brothers Kenny, 12, and Kyle, 11, from Punta Gorda Middle School; and Brianna
Demarest, 6, and her brother Branden, 9, both from Sallie Jones.

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The Sun /Sunday, December 22, 2013



Gay marriage catches
Utah off guard

A day after a judge's surprise
ruling overturned Utah's
same-sex marriage ban, at least
one county clerk intended to
open early Saturday to issue
Page 2 -

Brightness on tap at
Portland, Ore., bar

When people go out for a drink
or coffee in the dreary winter-
time Pacific Northwest, they
could also order up a dose of
something else entirely: a few
rays of bright light.

Page 11 -

NY pain, Fla. gain in
factory relocation

About 200 jobs will head south
as soon as September when
GE sends local operations to
Clearwater to cut costs.
Page 3 -

NASA astronauts
tackle urgent

Astronauts removed an old
space station pump Saturday,
sailing through the first of
a series of urgent repair
spacewalks to revive a crippled
cooling line.

Page 5 -

UN chief visits
Philippine villages

U.N. Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon promised to try to
raise at least $800 million in

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3 US military aircraft hit in Sudan

Four US service members wounded in evacuation foray

NAIROBI, Kenya -
Gunfire hit three U.S.
military aircraft trying
to evacuate American
citizens in a remote
region of South Sudan
that on Saturday
became a battleground
between the country's
military and renegade
troops, officials said.
Four U.S. service mem-
bers were wounded in
the attack in the same
region where gunfire
downed a U.N. helicop-
ter the day before.
The U.S. military air-
craft were about to land

in Bor, the capital of
the state of Jonglei and
scene of some of the
nation's worst violence
over the last week,
when they were hit. The
military said the four
wounded troops were
in stable condition.
The U.S. military said
three CV-22 Ospreys -
the kind of aircraft that
can fly like a helicopter
and plane were "par-
ticipating in a mission
to evacuate American
citizens in Bor." A South
Sudan official said vio-
lence against civilians
there has resulted in
bodies "sprinkled all
over town."

'After receiving fire
from the ground while
approaching the site,
the aircraft diverted to
an airfield outside the
country and aborted
the mission," the state-
ment said. "The injured
troops are being treated
for their wounds." It
was not known how
many U.S. civilians are
in Bor.
After the aircraft took
incoming fire, they
turned around and flew
to Entebbe, Uganda.
From there the service
members were flown to
Nairobi, Kenya aboard

In this June 7, 2007, file photo, a CV-22 Osprey aircraft
stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base kicks up a cloud of
dust as it touches down at the Grants/Milan Airport in
Grants, New Mexico. Gunfire hit three U.S. military CV-22
Osprey aircraft Saturday trying to evacuate American
citizens in Bor, the capital of the remote region of Jonglei
state in South Sudan.

Ice, snow: Travel woes


CHICAGO -A storm
with a 2,000-mile foot-
print threatened to frus-
trate Christmas travelers
from Texas to Nova Scotia
with a little of everything
Mother Nature has to
offer, from freezing rain,
ice and snow to flooding,
thunderstorms and
possibly some tornadoes
in the South.
Some of the millions of
people hitting the roads
and airports Saturday
squeaked through before
any major weather hit,
but as the afternoon wore
on some cancellations
and delays started to
mount at major aviation
hubs. Forecasters said
roads that are passable
one minute could become
treacherous the next as a
cold blast on the backed
of the storm turns rain to
ice and snow. AP PHOTOS
Javier Kenyon walks through the newly fallen snow at Liberty Park to go sledding with his 3-year-old daughter Lilli,
WOES 14 Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Travelers check in at the American Airlines ticket counter at Terminal 3 in Jose Carreon, 25, gives his mother, Josefina Cervantes Carreon, 51, a
O'Hare International Airport in Chicago on Saturday. The National Weather reassuring hug after she collided with another car in the eastbound
Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for north central Illinois, north- lanes of Interstate 182 near the Broadmoor Boulevard exit, Friday in
east Illinois and northwest Indiana on Saturday morning. Pasco, Wash.

Memorials mark Lockerbie

attack anniversary


Families of some of the
270 people who died in
the bombing of an airlin-
er over Scotland 25 years
ago gathered Saturday
for memorial services in
the U.S. and Britain.
Bagpipes played and
wreaths were laid in
the Scottish town of
Lockerbie and services
were being held at
London's Westminster
Abbey. In the United
States, hundreds
gathered at a service
at Virginia's Arlington
National Cemetery where
U.S. Attorney General

Florida man says luck aided
Lockerbie investigation
Seepage 8

Eric Holder was sched-
uled to speak.
Pan Am 103, which
was bound for New
York, exploded over
Lockerbie less than an
hour after takeoff from
London on Dec. 21, 1988.
Many of the victims
were American college
students flying home
for Christmas, including
35 Syracuse University
students participating in
a study abroad program.
The attack, caused by
a bomb packed into a

suitcase, remains the
deadliest act of terror in
Whitney Davis lost
her sister Shannon, a
Syracuse student, and
other friends in the
"I was angry. I was
in disbelief. Mom was
in shock, my brother
was not saying much
and I just was throwing
snowballs at the sky
and wondering how this
could have happened,"
said Davis, of Bend, Ore.,
who brought her daugh-
ter to the memorial in
Armen Khatchaturian,
of Glen Ridge, N.J.,


Why cross US

on foot? Each

trek personal

For a week following Jadin's death, Joe
Bell lay in bed, beating himself up, won-
dering what he could should have
done differently to help his son.
In the face of relentless bullying at
high school, the openly gay 15-year-old
had confessed to his parents six months
earlier that he'd been having suicidal
thoughts. Bell and his wife got their son
into counseling, and Jadin appeared to be
doing well.
Then he hanged himself.
Racked with guilt, Bell chided himself
over scolding Jadin for smoking a few
days before the hanging. The Oregon man


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The Sun /Sunday, December 22, 2013

(AP) A day after a
judge's surprise ruling
overturned Utah's
same-sex marriage ban,
at least one county
clerk intended to open
early Saturday to issue
About 40 minutes
north of Salt Lake City,
about 300 hundred
people showed up at the
Weber County Clerk's
Office on Saturday
afternoon but were later
turned away without
marriage licenses.
Clerk Ricky Hatch
apologized and said that
county officials had told
him that opening for
special circumstances
may violate constitution-
al guarantees of equal
protection. Hatch told
The Associated Press
he was also told that
the county's standard
security requirements
were not in place for a
Saturday opening.
The confusion
Saturday and reports of
other crowds scrambling
to find an open office
illustrated how gay
marriage caught many in
Utah off guard.

Ruth Hackford-Peer, right, and Kim Hackford-Peer, standing next to her, are married
Curtis Price, left, while hugging their two children Riley Hackford-Peer, back middle
Hackford-Peer, bottom middle, in the lobby of the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office in!

City on Friday.
On Friday, more than
100 couples rushed to
wed in Salt Lake County
shortly after the ruling
was released. State
officials slammed the
decision and moved to
stop licenses from being
The state has given

notice that it will appeal
the ruling and has asked
for an emergency stay to
stop gay couples from
getting marriage licens-
es. But legal experts
say that even if a stay is
granted, the licenses that
have already been issued
will likely still be valid.

For now, a sta
considered as c
most conserval
nation has join
likes of Califorr
New York to be
18th state whei
sex couples car

Utah is home to

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) involved in months- hundreds of thousands mistakenly included in "After eig
- San Francisco Bay long negotiations that of people who ride the the contract, of uncertain
Area Rapid Transit of- stalled recently over nation's fifth-largest BART General riders, this
ficials and labor union paid medical leave time commuter rail system. Manager Grace guarantee
leaders announced a for employees. That deal fell apart Crunican said in ounce of ti
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their ongoing dispute approved a deal in the provision giving will recommend the to the Bay
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and its two largest and two strikes that care for sick family new agreement as soon said, accor
unions have been caused problems for members had been as possible, statement.

Ithe Mormon church,
which was one of the
leading forces behind
California's short-lived
ban on same-sex
marriage, Proposition 8,
which voters approved
in 2008.
"For something like
this to happen in Utah is
Smind-boggling," Nathan
London said Saturday
as he and his boyfriend
planned their wedding.
"I'm sure they're going to
fight it tooth-and-nail."
The 28-year-old from
Cottonwood Heights and
34-year-old Alan Britton
were among the dozens
of waiting couples
turned away in Salt Lake
City on Friday even
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d by Rev. office stayed open for
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Salt Lake issued licenses to more
than a hundred couples
after U.S. District Judge
ate Robert J. Shelby's ruling.
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Comet Lovejoy
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spot near sun
(Newsday) Comet
Lovejoy reaches a pivotal
point in its orbit next
week when it comes clos-
est to the sun. It will still
be visible to earthbound
skygazers, astronomers
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like its sibling comet,
ISON, which flew into the
sun and vaporized last
month, Lovejoy is ex-
pected to reach so-called
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"When the comet
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a good sighting before
dawn. With a pair of bin-
oculars Lovejoy should be
easily visible around
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end of the year.

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tries for relaxed

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is starting his annual
winter vacation in Hawaii
on a quiet note and
hoping it stays that way.
The president and
his wife, daughters and
two dogs arrived late
Friday and headed to a
beachside home in the
sleepy Honolulu suburb
of Kailua.
Obama got a late start
Saturday, and by early
afternoon was golfing
with friends.
The Obamas vacation
every year in Hawaii,
where Obama was born.
This is the first year that
last-minute wrangling in
Congress didn't prevent
them from departing on
Major news events have
disrupted the vacation in
previous years. This time
the Obamas are hoping
for some uninterrupted
rest and relaxation.

AT&T vows to
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Inc., amid pressure from
shareholders and privacy
advocates, says it will join
Verizon Communications
Inc. and start reporting
requests from law-
enforcement officials for
customer information.
The largest U.S. phone
company will begin
semi-annual reports
early next year on 2013
requests in the U.S. and
other countries where
it operates. Subsequent
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Hudson River GE plant is latest loss in NY spiral

(AP) -When General
Electric moves jobs from
its capacitor plant in this
Hudson River town next
year, worker Mark Rock
figures he might have to
leave, too.
About 200 jobs will
head south as soon as
September when GE
sends local operations
to Florida to cut costs.
While New York has had
successes in the constant
geographical tug of war
for jobs, manufacturing
jobs like these have been
dwindling for decades.
People in this area
south of the Adirondack
Mountains are the latest
to wonder what comes
"The high-paying jobs
that we have now in the
area are going to shrink,"
said Rock, a 41-year-
year-old married father

of two. "If I don't find
something making at
least 20 bucks an hour in
New York state, then I'm
skipping town."
The loss of manufac-
turing jobs is a national
trend, but New York has
felt the sting more than
some other states. Paul
Blackley, an economics
professor at Le Moyne
College in Syracuse,
said New York state lost
42 percent of manufac-
turing jobs from 1990
through 2006. Over the
same period, Florida lost
18 percent.
Blackley said there's
no single reason for New
York's drop, but busi-
ness costs and an older
infrastructure likely play
a role.
"I think your tax
climate, your labor
costs, your old capital
are probably three of the

biggest factors, not only
in this specific move, but
a lot of the moves that
you see out of New York
state," he said.
The GE plant has sat
by a narrow stretch of
the Hudson River in this
town of 6,000 sinceWorld
War II. It makes electrical
capacitors for power
transmission systems
and industrial uses.
The Fort Edward
facility and a long-closed
sister plant in neighbor-
ing Hudson Falls used
PCBs in production
until 1977, and river
sediment contaminated
by discharges of the
oily substance is being
dredged by GE as part
of a multiyear federal
Superfund cleanup that
could cost $2 billion.
With 177 production
workers and 20 salaried
employees, GE is not the

biggest employer in the
region. But the Fairfield,
Conn.-based company
pays well. Production
workers here average
$28.50 an hour, accord-
ing to estimates cited
by the United Electrical,
Radio and Machine
Workers Local 332.
GE officials say the
plant has been losing
money for several years
and they will move to
an existing facility in
Clearwater, Fla., where
the company can take
advantage of efficien-
cies of scale. GE spokes-
woman Christine Hornme
said their competitors
are in lower-cost
Village of Fort Edward
Mayor Matthew Traver
said the loss of GE is not
a knockout blow Fort
Edward still has a tissue
plant and there are

manufacturing jobs in
the surrounding small
cities and rural areas.
But many here worry
about an estimated
$12 million in wages
"What did we do
wrong?" asked John
Weber, sitting on a stool
at his restaurant, Ye Old
Fort Diner. "Did our
union get too strong?
Did GE get too greedy?
GE has been accused
of abandoning New
York. But Home noted
that GE has actually
created more than
1,600 jobs in the nearby
Albany area over the
past several years,
including some 450
production jobs in
The company's
actions illustrate how
New York is constantly

losing and gaining jobs.
GE'S Fort Edward an-
nouncement last month
came the same day Gov.
Andrew Cuomo an-
nounced that the Ford
Motor Co. would make a
$150 million investment
at its Buffalo Stamping
Plant, creating 350 new
jobs there.
Average hourly wages
for some manufacturing
jobs in the Clearwater
area can be 11 to 23 per-
cent less than the area
around Fort Edward,
according to Bureau of
Labor Statistics wage
data. Florida also is a
"right-to-work" state,
which means workers
can't be required to join
a union as a condition
of employment. The
Clearwater jobs will
not be union jobs.
Home said they will pay
prevailing wages.


Pelicans found
with pouches
slashed in Keys

-Authorities are inves-
tigating the deaths of
several brown pelicans
found with their pouches
slashed in the Florida
Florida Keys Wildlife
Refuge Director Maya
Totman said Friday that
10 pelicans have been
found dead.
The birds are being
found with the large
pouches they use to catch
food almost entirely cut
through. The pelicans
are left unable to hunt
and swallow their food,
leaving them to starve to
death slowly.
"With the way the cuts
are done, fish slide out of
the pouch and the bird
can't eat. It gets weaker
and weaker and dies,"
Totman tells The KeyWest
Nancy Finley, spokes-
woman for the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Services at
the Florida Keys National
Wildlife Refuge Complex
in Big Pine Key, said the
cuts don't appear to be a
natural occurrence.
"The cuts are deep, all
the way to the windpipe,"
she said. "It appears to be
a knife slice."

Miami port
surpasses 4
million passengers
MIAMI (AP) Miami
port officials say more
than 4 million cruise pas-
sengers used the facility
in the most recent fiscal
year, cementing its status
as the world's busiest
cruise port.
PortMiami Director
Bill Johnson said this
week that the port added
new two new cruise
brands, Regent Seven
Seas Cruises and Disney
Cruise Line. Three newly
built ships also began
calling the port home
during the fiscal year that
ended Sept. 30.
Johnson says two
more new ships will sail
beginning in 2014 from
the port of Miami. It's
estimated that more than
5 million cruise passen-
gers will use the port in
the coming fiscal year.
Officials say the port of
Miami contributes about
$27 billion annually to
the Florida economy
and supports more than
200,000 jobs.

Record number of
manatee deaths
reported in 2013

-The number of manatee
deaths has topped 800 for
the first time since such
record-keeping began in

the 1970s, state wildlife
officials said.
According to the Florida
Fish andWildlife Research
Institute in St. Petersburg,
803 manatee deaths have
been recorded this year.
That's about 16 percent of
the state's estimated popu-
lation of 5,000 manatees.
Marine DeWit of the
institute's Marine Mammal
Pathology Laboratory
tells the Tampa Bay Times
that 173 of the dead were
breeding-age females.
It's unclear what effect
these deaths will have on
the endangered species'
Last year, 392 manatee
deaths were recorded,
which officials consider
The previous record for
manatee deaths was 766,
set in 2010 after a lengthy
cold snap. That cold snap
mostly affected younger
manatees that had not
yet reached breeding age,
DeWit said.
Scientists blame a
massive bloom of red tide
algae along southwest
Florida's coastline and
a mysterious ailment
affecting manatees in the
Indian River Lagoon for
this year's deaths.
Scores of dolphins and
pelicans also have died in
the Indian River Lagoon
this year, but it's not known
whether all the animals'
deaths are related.

Central Fla.
woman runs over
(AP) Florida Highway
Patrol troopers say a cen-
tral Florida man is dead
after his wife ran him over
in their driveway.
According to an FHP
report, Wanda Clark told
troopers that she didn't
see her husband lying
in their driveway near
New Smyrna Beach late
She stopped her sport
utility vehicle after she
ran over her husband
Thomas and called for
help. According to the
report, she told troopers
that she believed her
husband may have been
The Daytona Beach
News-Journal reports
that Thomas Clark died at
a hospital.
The FHP is investigat-
ing the crash.

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a U.S. Air Force C-17 for
medical treatment, the
statement said.
An official in the region
who insisted on anonym-
ity to share information
not made public said the
Americans did not tell
the top commander in
Bor Gen. Peter Gadet,
who defected from the
South Sudan military this
week that they were
coming in, which may
have led to the attack.
The U.S. statements said
the gunfire was from



Making it harder for
forecasters to stay a step
ahead, the system was a
weird swirl of wintry and
spring-like weather as it
passed over areas in the
Midwest with freezing
temperatures and places
like Memphis, Tenn.,
where temperatures
surpassed 70 degrees on
"This is a particularly
strong storm with very
warm, near record-
breaking temperatures
in the East and very cold
air in the Midwest, and
that contrast is the sort
of conditions that are
favorable for not only
winter weather but also
tornadoes," said National
Weather Service meteo-
rologist Ed Danaher in
College Park, Md.


attended the service in
Virginia to honor his
close college friend
and former Fairleigh
Dickinson fraternity
brother, Elia Stratis,
one of the victims. The
service took place near a
cairn made of 270 stones
that serves as the official
U.S. memorial to the
"It's indescribable


worried that he couldn't
survive this grief.
Bell knew he had to do
something. Then it came
to him: He'd walk across
the country, sharing
Jadin's story.
At any given time, as
many as 20 people are
attempting to cross the
United States on foot,
Nate Damm figures.
The website he started
following his own
transcontinental trek has
become a must-read for
walkers, full of advice,
tracking information and
a running debate on the
"why" of such journeys.
That last part can get
Many walk for a cause.
Some do it, well, just
Two years after his
own walk, Damm still
can't put into words
just why he did it. His
Delaware -to -California
hike over eight months in
2011 grew from "an idea
that I had that just kind
of wouldn't leave me
alone," says the 25-year-
old Maine native, who's
currently tracking about
a half dozen walkers.
"And I thought about it
for a couple of years and
I would go, 'Oh, it'll pass.
It's a phase.'"
But it didn't pass for
him, or for others.
Even for those who
articulate a cause -
something they're raising
awareness of, or money
for there's often more
behind these grueling

unknown forces.
South Sudan's military
spokesman, Col. Philip
Aguer, said that govern-
ment troops are not in
control of Bor, so the
attack on the U.S. aircraft
has to be blamed on
renegade soldiers.
"Bor is under the
control of the forces of
Riek Machar," Aguer said,
referring to the ousted
vice president.
The U.S. Embassy in
Juba said it has evacuated
at least 450 Americans
and other foreign nation-
als from Juba this week
and had hoped to begin
evacuations from Bor.
The U.S. Ospreys were

The worst of the
storm was expected to
hit Midwest population
centers Saturday night,
giving some travelers a
window at the start of
the holiday rush to get
through airports and
along highways with
little disruption. About
350 flights had been
canceled, nationwide, as
of 5 p.m. EST, according
to aviation tracking web-
Most of the disruptions
were affecting flights in
and out of major hubs
like O'Hare International
Airport in Chicago,
though the weather
there was not yet nasty.
Other major airports
being affected Saturday
afternoon included
Dallas/Fort Worth
International and Denver
It's bad timing for the
estimated 94.5 million
Americans planning

what you go through
when you hear some-
thing like that. It's reality
that hits you square in
the face, but the mind
just can't process it. You
can't believe it," said
Khatchaturian, 67.
He said he had a
dream a few weeks ago
that he was back.
"My mind is still not
processing, not accepting
that he is gone," he said.
In Scotland, officials
including Scottish leader
Alex Salmond and rela-
tives of victims gathered

hit one day after small
arms fire downed a U.N.
helicopter in the same
The U.N. on Friday sent
four helicopters to extract
40 U.N. peacekeepers
from a base in Yuai, also
in Jonglei, U.N. informa-
tion officer Joe Contreras
said. One helicopter was
fired upon and executed
an emergency landing in
Upper Nile state, he said.
No casualties occurred
during the incident.
South Sudan's infor-
mation minister, Michael
Makuei Lueth, said that
South Sudanese ground
troops, backed by the
country's air force, are

fighting rebels in Bor, an
effort to retake the state
capital they lost earlier
this week.
"There is fighting
going on in Bor town, yes,
because since morning
they have continued to
attack the civilian popula-
tion," Lueth said, talking
about renegade troops.
"They have gone as far as
not respecting the U.N.
He said fighting started
early Saturday after re-
ports came in that rebels
there were shooting indis-
criminately at civilians.
"The bodies are sprin-
kled all over the town," he
said. No death toll could

Passengers walk through Terminal 3 at O'Hare International
Airport in Chicago on Saturday. The National Weather Service
issued a hazardous weather outlook for north central Illinois,
northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana on Saturday morning.

to travel by road or air
during this holiday
season, which runs from
Saturday through New
Year's Day, and those hit-
ting the roads for some
last-minute shopping.
Darren Hall, 45, of
Raymore, Mo., normally
drives to St. Louis for the
holiday, but decided not

at Lockerbie's Dryfesdale
Cemetery on Saturday.
"In my heart, to me
this is home and there
was no other place I felt
I should be on this very
sad and special occa-
sion," said Jane Schultz,
who lost her 20-year-old
son, Thomas. "It's nice
and peaceful and it's
where Thomas was, so
it's like coming home."
Syracuse was also
holding a public
memorial service in
a campus chapel as
well as a procession to

to risk it because of the
freezing rain hitting the
area and the promise of
worse to come. Instead,
he was waiting for a train
at Kansas City's Union
"You don't have to deal
with all the roads. It's
safer, less hassle," Hall

the university's Wall of
One man former
Libyan intelligence offi-
cial Abdel Baset al-Me-
grahi was convicted
of the bombing. He was
given a life sentence,
but Scottish authorities
released him on human-
itarian grounds in 2009
when he was diagnosed
with prostate cancer. He
died in Tripoli last year.
Many questions
remain unanswered
about the attack, but the
governments of Britain,

In this Nov. 6 photo, Steven Wescott walks with his goat, LeeRoy Brown, along a street
Kan. The two have been walking since May 2,2012, from Seattle, Wash., to New York C
money to build an orphanage in Kenya.

Jonathon Stalls walked
under the auspices of
Kiva, a group that helps
connect small investors
with entrepreneurs in
developing countries. In
the end, though, he says
he was simply answering
a "personal call to engage
in quieter, slower, and
more intentional experi-
ences with less."
"It's our most inherent
form of transportation.
It's our most basic form.
It's our first form," says
the 31-year-old Denver
man, who walked sea-to-
sea in 2010.
For Matt Green, it was
as if he were being urged
on by some instinctual,
irrepressible need from a
collective past to chal-
lenge himself.
"It's almost like in the
American DNA," says the
33-year-old New Yorker,

who quit an engineering
job at the height of the
"Great Recession" and
walked to the Oregon
coast in 2010. "We have
this kind of romance of
the pioneers heading
Along his route, Green
confronted the same
persistent question -
people asking for some
easily identified reason.
He couldn't really give
Near the end of his
journey, though, some-
one visiting his website
posted a quotation
from philosopher and
civil rights leader Howard
Thurman: "Don't ask
what the world needs.
Ask what makes you
come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world
needs is people who have
come alive."

Those words I
become his mot
Ultimately th
for walking are (
personal. As Joe
put it to one ne'
reporter he met
route, "It was ei
bed like I was ai
fight back."
And so he set
traveling the lar
about Jadin, an(
it might save liv
maybe even his
Walkers often
on what they th
solitary journey
few really do it c
ly alone.
When Mike R
his grandmother
and high school
George Crawfor
hiking to Califoi
had just one qu
What cause are

be estimated, he said.
South Sudan
President Salva Kiir, an
ethnic Dinka, said this
week that an attempted
coup triggered the
violence now pulsing
through South Sudan.
He blamed the former
vice president, Machar,
an ethnic Nuer. But
officials have since said
a fight between Dinka
and Nuer members of
the presidential guard
triggered the initial
violence late Sunday.
Machar's ouster from
the country's No. 2
political position earlier
this year had stoked
ethnic tensions.

The storm had sev-
eral bands of strikingly
different weather.
In the Upper Midwest,
forecasters expected 6-8
inches of snow north and
west of Chicago and into
It was already bringing
significant ice accumu-
lations to Oklahoma,
southern Missouri and
northern Arkansas, split-
ting trees and snapping
power lines. That was
expected to change over
to snow by Saturday
Northern New
England was bracing for
an ice storm Saturday
night and into Sunday
that forecasters said
could bring more than
a half-inch of ice to
parts of Vermont, New
Hampshire and Maine,
which would make
roads treacherous and
cause widespread power

the U.S. and Libya on
Saturday issued a joint
statement saying they
will cooperate to reveal
"the full facts" of the
"We are striving to
further deepen our
co-operation and welcome
the visit by U.K. and U.S.
investigators to Libya
in the near future to
discuss all aspects of that
co-operation, including
sharing of information and
documents and access to
witnesses," the statement

H walking for?
Truth is, the 19-year-
old Manchester, Conn.,
men were just out for
one last big adventure
before heading to Marine
boot camp.
"I just wanted to get
out of there, Ross said
while waiting out a
recent snowstorm in a
donated Colorado motel
room. "I figured it would
be a great way to get in
shape, a great way to see
our country."
But over time, Ross
to rais and Crawford decided
0 their trek did need some
higher purpose. Both
men's families had been
touched by cancer. They
AP PHOTO decided to walk for the
t in Lenexa, Livestrong Foundation,
City to raise with a goal of raising
$20,000 toward finding a
Some cross-country
have trekkers carry everything
Ito. on their backs; most
i reasons push carts. Steve Wescott
deeply has a goat with canvas
oBell saddlebags.
wspaper "He wasn't supposed
t along his to be a gimmick," the
their lie in Seattle man said as he
nd die, or struggled to keep LeeRoy
Brown from straying
out, onto busy U.S. 40 outside
id, talking Kansas City, Kan., on a
d hoping recent blustery after-
ies noon. "He was just going
own. to help carry the load,
and now he is the reason
i set out why people talk to me.
rink is a With their matching
and yet chin whiskers, Wescott
complete- and LeeRoy make quite
the pair. Wearing a
oss told reflective vest over his
r that he red fleece jacket, Wescott
[buddy flashes the "Peace" sign
rd were at passing vehicles as
rnia, she LeeRoy trots along beside
testion: him, a red bandanna tied
you around his neck.


Today is Sunday, Dec. 22, the
356th day of 2013. There are nine
days left in the year.
Today in history
On Dec. 22,1944, during the
World War II Battle of the Bulge,
U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAu-
liffe rejected a German demand
for surrender, writing "Nuts!" in
his official reply.
On this date
In 1775, Esek Hopkins was
appointed the commander-in-
chief of the Continental Navy.
In 1808, Ludwig van
Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in
C minor, Op. 67, Symphony No.
6 in F major, Op. 68, and Piano
Concerto No.4 in G major, Op.
58, had their world premieres in
Vienna, Austria.
In 1864, during the Civil War,
Union Gen. William T. Sherman
said in a message to President
Abraham Lincoln: "I beg to
present you as a Christmas-gift
the city of Savannah."
In 1894, French army officer
Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of
treason in a court-martial that
triggered worldwide charges
of anti-Semitism. (Dreyfus was
eventually vindicated.)
In 1910, a fire lasting more
than 26 hours broke out at the
Chicago Union Stock Yards; 21
firefighters were killed in the
collapse of a burning building.
In 1937, the first, center tube
of the Lincoln Tunnel connecting
New York City and New Jersey
underneath the Hudson River
was opened to traffic. (The north
tube opened in 1945, the south
tube in 1957.)
In 1968, Julie Nixon married
David Eisenhower in a private
ceremony in New York.
In 1977, three dozen people
were killed when a 250-foot-
high grain elevator at the
Continental Grain Company plant
in Westwego, La., exploded.
In 1984, New York City
resident Bernhard Goetz shot
and wounded four youths on a
Manhattan subway, claiming
they were about to rob him.
In 2001, Richard C. Reid,
a passenger on an American
Airlines flight from Paris to
Miami, tried to ignite explosives
in his shoes, but was subdued
by flight attendants and fellow
passengers. (Reid is serving a life
sentence in federal prison.)
Today's birthdays
Former House Speaker Jim
Wright is 91. Country singer
Red Steagall is 75. Baseball
Hall-of-Famer Steve Carlton
is 69. ABC News anchor Diane
Sawyer is 68. Rock singer-mu-
sician Rick Nielsen (Cheap
Trick) is 67. Baseball All-Star
Steve Garvey is 65. Golfer
Jan Stephenson is 62. Actor
Ralph Fiennes is 51. Country
singer Lori McKenna is 45.
Actress Dina Meyer is 45.
Actress Heather Donahue is
40. Actor Chris Carmack is 33.
Actor Logan Huffman is 24.
Rhythm-and-blues singer Jordin
Sparks is 24.

Semi overturns,
spilling holiday
hams on road
truck overturned in
metro Atlanta, spilling
tons of hams onto an
interstate ramp.
The Atlanta Journal-
Constitution reports
the truck was hauling
40,000 pounds of hams
Thursday around
4 a.m. when it over-
turned, spilling its
cargo south of Atlanta.
Authorities were
working early Thursday
to clear the ramp from
Old National Highway
to Interstate 85 south-
bound after the crash.
The cab of the truck
was destroyed in the
crash, which also
caused a diesel fuel
Truck driver, Rigo
Vargas, said he was
hauling the hams
to Texas when he
wrecked. He said
he banged his head
against the door when
the rig flipped over, but
wasn't seriously hurt.

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NASA astronauts tackle urgent spacewalking repairs

(AP) Astronauts
removed an old space
station pump Saturday,
sailing through the first
of a series of urgent re-
pair spacewalks to revive
a crippled cooling line.
The two Americans
on the crew, Rick
Mastracchio and Michael
Hopkins, successfully
pulled out the ammonia
pump with a bad valve
- well ahead of sched-
ule. That task had been
planned for the next
spacewalk, originally
scheduled for Monday
but now delayed until
Tuesday, Christmas Eve,
because of the need for a
suit swap.
'An early Christmas,"
observed Mission
Control as Mastracchio
tugged the refrigera-
tor-size pump away from
its nesting spot.
If Mastracchio and
Hopkins keep up the
quick work, two space-
walks may be enough to
complete the installation
of a spare pump and a
third spacewalk will not

be needed as originally
Several hours after
Saturday's spacewalk
ended, Mission Control
bumped spacewalk
2 to Tuesday to give
Mastracchio enough
time to prepare a spare
suit. His original suit
was compromised when
he inadvertently turned
on a water switch in
the air lock at the end
of Saturday's excursion.
NASA officials said
Saturday night that it's
unclear whether a third
spacewalk will be needed
and when it might occur,
if required. A third space-
walk had been slated for
Christmas Day before
the latest turn of events.
NASA requires a day off
between spacewalks for
astronaut rest.
The space station
breakdown 10 days
earlier left one of two
identical cooling loops
too cold and forced the
astronauts to turn off all
nonessential equipment
inside the orbiting
lab, bringing scientific

In this image made from video provided by NASA, astronaut Rick Mastracchio perform
walk outside the International Space Station on Saturday. Mastracchio and Michael HC
ventured out of the station to try to revive a crippled cooling line.

research to a near-halt
and leaving the station in
a vulnerable state.
Mission Control
wanted to keep the
spacewalkers out even

longer Saturday to get
even further ahead, but a
cold and uncomfortable
Mastracchio requested to
go back. The spacewalk
ended after 5 1/2 hours,

an hour short o
but satisfyingly
Earlier, Mast
managed to un
the ammonia f

Electrical lines on the
pump with relative ease,
occasionally releasing a
flurry of frozen ammo-
nia flakes that brushed
against his suit. A small
0-ring floated away, but
he managed to retrieve
.- it.
"I got it, I got it, I got
it. Barely," Mastracchio
said as he stretched out
his hand.
"Don't let that go,
that's a stocking stuffer,"
Mission Control replied.
"Don't tell my wife,"
Mastracchio said,
chuckling, as he put
it in a small pouch for
Mastracchio, a
seven-time spacewalker,
and Hopkins, making
AP PHOTO his first, wore extra safe-
ty gear as they worked
is a space outside. NASA wanted
ipkins to prevent a recurrence
of the helmet flooding
that nearly drowned an
n time Italian astronaut last
long on summer, so Saturday's
spacewalkers had snor-
racchio kels in their suits and
hook all water-absorbent pads in
luid and their helmets.

At 61 she lives in basement while her dad travels the world

NEWYORK (Bloomberg)
- Eighty-seven-year-old
Lew Manchester has just
returned from a three-
week trip touring Buddhist
temples in Laos and cruis-
ing the Mekong Delta in
Vietnam. His 61-year-old
daughter Lee lives year-
round in the basement
of her friend's Cape Cod,
Mass., cottage, venturing
into the winter cold to get
to the bathroom.
Lew is making the most
of his old age. Lee is paring
back and lightening her
load as she looks ahead
to her later years. Both
worked all their lives, both
saved what they could.
Yet Lew, a son of the Great
Depression and former
company man, and Lee,
a baby boomer who has
pursued careers as an en-
trepreneur and a mid-level
manager, are winding
up in two very different
economic strata.
"Timing is everything
and my dad's timing
with jobs, real estate and
retirement benefits was
better," said Lee.
While plenty of baby
boomers, born from 1946
to 1964, have become
affluent and many elderly
around the U.S. face finan-
cial hardship, the wealth
disparity of this father and
daughter is emblematic
of a broad shift occurring
around the country. A
rising tide of graying baby
boomers is less secure
financially and has a lower
standard of living than
their aged parents.
The median net worth
for U.S. households
headed by boomers aged
55 to 64 was almost 8
percent lower, at $143,964,
than those 75 and older in
2011, according to Census
Bureau data. Boomers lost
more than other groups
in the stock market and
housing bust of 2008, and
many also lost their jobs in
the aftermath at a critical
point in their productive
That's left many ill pre-
pared to provide for them-
selves as they approach
old age, even as they are
likely to live longer than
their parents. For the first
time in generations, the
next wave of retirees will
probably be worse off than
the current elderly. More
than half of those aged 50
to 64 think their standard
of living in retirement will
be somewhat or much
worse than their parents,
according to a 2011 survey
by the AARP Public Policy
"Baby boomers are the
first generation without
the safety net of pensions
and other benefits their

parents have," said Alicia
Munnell, director of the
Center for Retirement
Research at Boston
College. "They're facing a
much more challenging
old age."
Lee Manchester knows
she'll have a more austere
old age than her father's.
She made a choice early
on, seeking to become an
entrepreneur rather than
work for a large company
with benefits, as he did.
After running a real estate
business with her Cape
Cod friend, Brita Tate,
she started a commercial
construction company
when she was 34. Instead
of saving for retirement,
she borrowed and spent
money on her venture.
To be sure, many parents
have had more financial
success than their children
and Lee conceded that
she's made a mistake or
two along the way. Still, like
many of her generation,
Lee pursued a steady path,
forging ahead in the wake
of economic headwinds
and career setbacks.
Lee said she harbors
no resentment for her
dad, who she credits with
instilling her with a strong
work ethic. As teenagers,
she, her older sister and
her younger brother, all in
their 60s now, each paid 5
cents a mile whenever they
used their dad's car. After
graduating from University
ofWisconsin, she married
her high school boyfriend
and followed him to
Arizona, where he was
training to be an Air Force
pilot. She worked as a
substitute teacher until
the couple returned to
Hartford, Conn., where
they'd both grown up.
"I was never allowed to
dream," she said. "My par-
ents and then my husband
expected me to work, and I
couldn't really think about
what I most wanted to do."
Lee got the courage to
stretch when she started a
commercial construction
company in 1986 with
$150,000 from her divorce
settlement. She hired a
dozen employees and
succeeded in landing
contracts supplying steel
parts for buildings, until
the construction industry
slumped in 1989.
"When the company
went down, my father was
likely shaking his head and
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Calif. girl to be kept on life support after tonsillectomy

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)
-A 13-year-old California
girl declared brain dead
after complications from
a tonsillectomy should be
kept on life support for the
time being, a judge has
The family of Jahi
McMath says doctors
at Children's Hospital
Oakland wanted to discon-
nect life support after Jahi
was declared brain dead
on Dec. 12.
Friday's ruling by
Superior Court Judge
Evelio Grillo came as both
sides in the case agreed
to get together and chose
a neurologist to further
examine Jahi and deter-
mine her condition. The
judge scheduled a hearing
Monday to appoint a
The girl's family sought
the court order to keep
Jahi on a ventilator. They
left the courtroom without
After her daughter
underwent a supposedly
routine tonsillectomy and
was moved to a recovery
room, NailahWinkfield
began to fear something
was going horribly wrong.
Jahi was sitting up in
bed, her hospital gown
bloody, and holding a pink
cup full of blood.
"Is this normal?"
Winkfield repeatedly asked
With her family and
hospital staff trying to help
and comfort her, Jahi kept
bleeding profusely for the
next few hours then went
into cardiac arrest, her

This undated photo provided
by the McMath family and
Omari Sealey shows Jahi
mother said.
Despite the family's
description of the surgery
as routine, the hospital
said in a memorandum
presented to the court
Friday that the procedure
was a "complicated" one.
"Ms. McMath is dead
and cannot be brought
back to life," the hospital
said in the memo, adding:
"Children's is under no
legal obligation to provide
medical or other inter-
vention for a deceased
In an interview at
Children's Hospital
Oakland on Thursday
night, Winkfield described
the nightmarish turn of
events after her daughter
underwent tonsil removal
surgery to help with her
sleep apnea.
She said that even before
the surgery, her daughter
had expressed fears that

she wouldn't wake up after
the operation. To every-
one's relief, she appeared
alert, was talking and even
ate a Popsicle afterward.
But about a half-hour
later, shortly after the girl
was taken to the intensive
care unit, she began
bleeding from her mouth
and nose despite efforts
by hospital staff and her
While the bleeding
continued, Jahi wrote her
mother notes. In one, the
girl asked to have her nose
wiped because she felt it
running. Her mother said
she didn't want to scare her
daughter by saying it was
Family members said
there were containers
of Jahi's blood in the
room, and hospital staff
members were providing
transfusions to counteract
the blood loss.
"I don't know what a
tonsillectomy is supposed
to look like after you have
it, but that blood was
un-normal for anything,"
Winkfield said.
The family said hospital
officials told them in a
meeting Thursday that
they want to take the girl
off life support quickly.
"I just looked at the doc-
tor to his face and I told
him you better not touch
her," Winkfield recalled.
The family filed a
request Friday for a tem-
porary restraining order
prohibiting the hospital
from taking Jahi off life
support or any of her other
current treatment.

At the hearing later, the
hospital's attorney, Doug
Straus, said two doctors
unaffiliated with the hos-
pital examined Jahi and
concluded that she was
brain dead. But he said,
"We're happy to cooperate
with the judge's suggestion
that an independent
expert be provided to
confirm yet again that
brain death is the outcome
that has occurred here."
The family's attorney,
Christopher Dolan,
said the family wanted
independent tests of their
own because they do
not believe the hospital's
physicians are sufficiently
"There is mistrust
and there is a conflict of
interest," he said.
Judge Grillo said he
would grant the restraining
order in hopes that a res-
olution could be reached
by Christmas to give the
family peace of mind.
Hospitals do a barrage

of sophisticated tests to
determine brain death,
said Dr. Cristobal Barrios,
an associate professor
and a trauma and crit-
ical care surgeon at the
University of California,
Irvine. He is not involved
in Jahi's care and spoke
about general hospital
The tests include
touching a patient's
cornea to elicit a blink,
moving a breathing
tube to stimulate a gag
reflex, tickling the back
of the throat to bring on
a cough, and applying
pressure or pain.
If the patient fails to
respond to all of those tests,
doctors remove the breath-
ing tube for a few minutes.
If there is any brain activity,
the patient should begin
breathing within a few
minutes, he said.
In some cases, doctors
will also draw a blood
sample, add radioactive
tags and re-inject it into

Nailah Wink-
field, mother of
13-year-old Jahi
McMath, cries before
a courtroom hearing
regarding McMath,
Friday, in Oakland,
Calif. McMath
remains on life
support at Children's
Hospital Oakland
nearly a week after
doctors declared her
brain dead, following
a supposedly routine

the body to track where it
flows. If the blood doesn't
flow to the brain, Barrios
said, there is no brain
Generally, two teams
of specialists must run
the tests and determine
independently that the
patient is brain dead,
he said. At UC Irvine,
those evaluations must
take place 12 hours
apart if the patient is a
Barrios said it's not un-
usual for family members
to resist a diagnosis of
brain death.
While the hospital is
not obligated to keep
life support going after
that diagnosis, Barrios
has left brain dead pa-
tients hooked up for up
to five days while family
members move toward
acceptance, he said.
"I understand why
sometimes for families it's
devastating and confus-
ing," he said.

Ancient Stonehenge gets modern-day makeover

England (AP) -After
thousands of years,
Stonehenge has had a
makeover. But visitors
may initially feel some-
thing is missing: the
prehistoric monument
Tourists now arrive at
a gleaming new timber-
and-glass visitor center
some 1.5 miles from
Stonehenge. The famous
stone circle tucked into
the rolling green land-
scape is nowhere to be
It's a teasing intro-
duction to the site,

where new facilities and
landscaping are designed
to "restore the dignity" of
Stonehenge, and trans-
form the way more than
1 million visitors a year
see it.
Simon Thurley, who
heads governing body
English Heritage, said
visitors will now be able
to see the stones "free
from the clutter and
rubbish" that have been
built up around them.
On Tuesday, journalists
and English Heritage
members were given
a preview of the new
center, which houses a

360-degree Cinerama-
style "virtual tour" of
the monument, along
with an extensive
exhibition about the
Neolithic Britons who
built Stonehenge starting
5,000 years ago.
When the building
opens to the public on
Wednesday, workers
will dismantle the old
ticket office and other
nondescript structures
clustered beside the
monument. A busy road
that ferried thousands of
cars a day past the stones
is being closed and
grassed over.
The idea is to return
Stonehenge, 80 miles
southwest of London,
to its rural landscape.
Visitors will be bussed to
the stones on a special
shuttle. Or they can walk,
exploring paths and an
ancient processional
approach route that for
years has been cut in half
by asphalt.
Even the new vis-
itor building two
single-story blocks,
one of glass and one
of timber, under an
undulating roof-
is designed to fit

Visitors take photographs of the world heritage site of Stonehenge, England, Tuesday. It has
been standing for thousands of years, so Britain's ancient Stonehenge monument was due for a


unobtrusively into the
"If people don't re-
member it when they go
home, but they remem-
ber the monument, that
won't be a bad thing,"
said architect Stephen
Inside, the exhibi-
tion seeks to show the
monument's prehistoric
creators to be sophisti-
cated people, who raised
pigs and hunted, gath-
ered from far and wide
for feasts and built

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this remarkable, mysteri-
ous monument.
The face of one
5,000-year-old local
resident has been
reconstructed from his
skull by Oscar Nilsson,
a forensic sculptor. He
had good teeth and
handsome features, in a
shaggy, prehistoric kind
of way.
"The women here at
English Heritage are very
fond of him," Nilsson said.
All this comes at a price.
The 27 million pound
($44 million) renovation
was funded partly through
donations and partly by a
levy on profits of Britain's
national lottery.
The admission charge
has almost doubled, from
8 pounds ($13) to 14.90
pounds ($24) for an adult.
There is the requisite
modern cafeteria and a
large gift shop, where vis-
itors can buy Stonehenge
jam, chocolate, baseball
caps, mouse pads and
fridge magnets, as well
as "Stonehenge Rocks"
The commercialism is
isolated from the mon-
ument, which retains its
eternal mystery.
Stonehenge was built
in three phases between
3000 B.C. and 1600 B.C.
Archaeologists agree it
was a temple but to
what gods, and exactly
how it was used, remains
Recent research
suggests the site may
have started as a giant
burial ground for elite

families. Archaeologists
have found the remains
of dozens of cremated
bodies from about 3000
B.C. whose location was
marked by bluestones.
Stones for the second
Stonehenge, much of
which still stands, were
brought from up to 175
miles away. Construction
continued for centuries,
and the site may have
been a temple for Druid
worship, a giant astro-
nomical calendar or a
place of healing.
Evidence suggests
large crowds gathered
at Stonehenge for the
summer and winter
solstices, a tradition
that continues today.
Thousands of self-styled
Druids, pagans and New
Age revelers are due to
gather for the winter
solstice on Saturday,
the shortest day of the
year in the northern
Senior curator Sara
Lunt said there are still
major discoveries to
be made more than
half the site remains
unexcavated. But
the original purpose
of Stonehenge may
remain a mystery.
"We know there was
a big idea" behind
Stonehenge and other
stone circles built across
the British Isles in the
Neolithic period, she
said. But "what the
spiritual dimension of
this idea is that is the
key, and that is what we
can't get."

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Syrian rebels seize strategic hospital in Aleppo


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BEIRUT (AP) -Syrian
rebels seized control of
a strategic hospital near
Aleppo, giving a boost
to beleaguered anti-gov-
ernment forces in the
northern city after days
of relentless airstrikes on
opposition-held neigh-
borhoods there, activists
said Saturday.
The rebels' capture of
Kindi hospital does not
drastically alter the broad-
er battle for Aleppo, which
has been divided for more
than a year between op-
position and government
forces. But it does provide
a lift to a rebel movement
that has been dogged in
recent months by infight-
ing that allowed President
Bashar Assad's forces to
chip away at rebel-held
territory on several fronts.
For months, rebels had
been trying to capture
Kindi hospital, which
is close to the besieged
central prison on the edge
of town and where the
government is believed to
be holding thousands of
The hospital finally fell
to the rebels on Friday,

according to two activist
groups the Aleppo
Media Center and the
Britain-based Syrian
Observatory for Human
Rights. Aleppo-based
activist Abu al-Hassan
Marea said the rebels
who overran the hospital
included both conserva-
tive Muslim groups and
al-Qaida-linked factions.
Observatory director
Rami Abdurrahman said
at least 42 government
troops were killed in
Friday's fighting, and at
least 19 Syrian rebels and
an unknown number of
foreign fighters.
A Syrian freelance
photographer who
worked for foreign news
outlets, including Reuters,
also was killed in the
fighting, activists said. The
photographer, Molhem
Barakat, was with his
brother, a rebel fighter,
inside a carpet factory
near the hospital when
they were both killed, said
Hassoun Abu Faisal of
the Aleppo Media Center.
Activists also circulated a
photograph of Barakat's
corpse, which matched

In this Tuesday citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center, and released
Wednesday, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows
Syrians holding a wounded man being removed from the scene of a Syrian government airstrike
in Aleppo, Syria.

other images of him.
Abu Faisal said Barakat,
who activists said was 18
years old, began working
as a photographer about
five months ago, was
considered talented and
quickly sold photographs
to foreign media. Reuters
said Saturday that Barakat
had taken pictures for the
news agency on a free-
lance basis.

Media watchdog groups
have ranked Syria the
world's most dangerous
country for reporters. The
Committee to Project
Journalists says 22 jour-
nalists have been killed in
Syria this year, not count-
ing Barakat. More than 30
journalists are believed
to be currently held by
the Syrian government or
rebel forces.

Meanwhile, Syrian
government forces
continued dumping
so-called barrel bombs
- containers containing
hundreds of pounds of
explosives and fuel over
opposition-held parts of
Aleppo. The British-based
Observatory said at least
six people were killed in
Saturday's air raids, but
other groups gave higher

death tolls.
The aid group Doctors
Without Borders has
said that over four days
this week government
airstrikes killed at least
189 people and wounded
879 more.
Human Rights Watch,
meanwhile, said in a
statement Saturday that
the airstrikes in Aleppo
were indiscriminate and
"Government forces
have really been wreaking
disaster on Aleppo in the
last month, killing men,
women, and children
alike," said Ole Solvang,
senior emergencies
researcher at the New
York-based group. "The
Syrian Air Force is either
criminally incompetent,
doesn't care whether it
kills scores of civilians
- or deliberately targets
civilian areas."
Syria's civil war, now
into its third year, has
killed more than 120,000
people, according to
activists, while millions
have been forced from
their homes by the

Study: Neanderthals put time, effort into burying dead

(LA Times) Stocky,
sturdy and strong,
Neanderthals may also
have been sentimental.
A new study suggests our
closest, extinct human
relatives took the time to
bury their dead as much
as 50,000 years ago.
The findings, pub-
lished in the journal
PNAS, add to a picture
of Neanderthals as being
more culturally sophis-
ticated than previously
"For years there was
a huge debate among
anthropologists about
how complex the
Neanderthals' thoughts
actually were," said
William Rendu, lead

author of the study
and a researcher
at the Center for
International Research
in the Humanities and
Social Sciences in New
York. "We knew the
Neanderthal was a good
tool maker, but there
was nothing that linked
them to art or symbolic
The idea that
Neanderthals deliber-
ately buried their dead
was first floated back in
1908. In August of that
year the remains of a
male Neanderthal were
discovered in a small
cave in the town of La
Chapelle-aux-Saints in
southwestern France. He

was found lying in a pit
that looked as if it had
been dug deliberately,
leading researchers to
suggest that intentional
burials may have been
part of Neanderthal
Since then, as many as
40 potential Neanderthal
burial sites have been
discovered across a
wide swath of the world
ranging from southeast
Spain to Mongolia.
However, not everyone
believes these places
are truly Neanderthal
burial sites. There have
been questions from the
scientific community
about the accuracy of
the excavation of the

burial site in 1908 and
suggestions that the
Neanderthals did not
have the cognitive ability
to choose to bury their
To find out, Rendu and
his team re-examined the
original cave in France
in 1999 to see what they
could learn using mod-
ern archaeological tech-
niques. Over the course
of a 13-year-study, they
found several lines of
evidence to suggest that
this Neanderthal burial
site was real and that the
burial was intentional.
The pit where the
remains were found was
clearly not a natural
part of the cave floor,

and digging it would
have taken a lot of time
and effort on behalf of
other Neanderthals,
Rendu said in an inter-
view. The researchers
also note that reindeer
and bovine bones were
found in the cave,
but they were more
deteriorated than the
Neanderthal bones, sug-
gesting the Neanderthal
had been covered up
quickly and completely.
He added that the
quick burial was not
just a speedy way to get
rid of a decaying body.
"If they just wanted to
get the body away from
them, they just had to
put it in the open air and

the carnivores would
have eaten it," he said.
"Instead they removed a
large quantity of sedi-
ment. It took a very long
time for them to do, and
it was not essential to
their survival.
"If we look care-
fully, we find the
Neanderthals may have
had some symbolic or
spiritual thoughts that
were not needed just to
survive," Rendu said.
In the future, Rendu
would like to see
the other possible
Neanderthal burial
sites re-examined using
modern science, to
determine if they truly
are burial sites are not.

Massive planet is

breaking the rules,

researchers say

(LA Times) A mas-
sive planet found orbiting
a star at a staggeringly
great distance is smashing
some long-held theories
of planetary formation,
researchers say.
The planet, according
to a study published
online last week in the
Astrophysical Journal
Letters, is unlike anything
in our solar system.
Eleven times more
massive than Jupiter,
HD 106906 b orbits a
sun-like star at a distance
of 60 billion miles -
about 650 times Earth's
distance from our sun.
"This system is espe-
cially fascinating because
no model of either planet
or star formation fully ex-
plains what we see," said
study co-author Vanessa
Bailey, an astronomy
graduate student at the
University of Arizona.
Researchers estimate
the planet is very young,
just 13 million years old,
and the residual heat
from its formation can be
seen from Earth as infra-
red energy. Researchers
used infrared cameras
and the Magellan tele-
scope in Chile to capture
images of the planet.
(Until recently, as-
tronomers relied on
orbiting spacecraft to
capture clear images of
exoplanets. Now, Earth-
based telescopes employ

technology to compen-
sate for atmospheric
Astronomers are
puzzled by the planet's
Scientists believe
that planets that orbit
close to stars are formed
from the gas, dust and
asteroid-like debris
that encircle a young
star. They believe also
that this process is too
slow for extremely large
planets to form so far
from a star.
Authors of the
paper speculate that
HD 106906 b and its
sun might have begun
forming at the same
time, in the manner that
binary stars form. In
this case, however, the
massive planet never
quite became a star.
Binary star systems are
formed when two nearby
clumps of gas collapse
and form separate stars.
Because they are so close,
they orbit one another.
"It is possible that
in the case of the
HD 106906 system the
star and planet col-
lapsed independently
from clumps of gas,
but for some reason
the planet's progenitor
clump was starved for
material and never grew
large enough to ignite
and become a star,"
Bailey said.

Encyclopedia counts 42,500 Nazi camps

Fla. (Sun Sentinel) -
An ongoing project
sponsored by the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial
Museum has uncovered
a staggering 42,500
camps and ghettos
during World War II,
ranging from the giants
such as Auschwitz and
Warsaw to lesser-known
factories, farms and
Geoffrey Megargee, a
lead editor of the proj-
ect, will detail his work
during a talkWednesday
at the Polo Club Boca
Raton. Two volumes
have been published;
five more are scheduled
to be completed over the
next 10 years.
The project docu-
ments the astonishing
reaches of the camp
system for the first time,
and could help some
survivors corroborate
legal claims. Each camp
has a description that
includes its location,
purpose and who was in
When Megargee took
the job in 1999, the
museum estimated
there were 5,000 to 7,000
camps to research for
the series, called "The
Encyclopedia of Camps
and Ghettos, 1933-1945."
"I thought that was an

astounding number,"
said Megargee, aWorld
War II scholar and
German speaker. "Only
as I got into it did the
impact make itself felt."
Megargee and a team
of five researchers
uncovered a complicat-
ed network of forced
labor and death camps,
ghettos for Jewish
families, prisons and
euthanization sites, used
to perform forced abor-
tions or kill the elderly
and sick. He estimates
up to 20 million people
were imprisoned at
these camps, mostly in
Germany and Poland
but as far away as North
Africa, Estonia and
Some regions had
so many camps that
claims after the war
that residents did not
know about them seem
suspect, Megargee said.
"In Germany, it was
impossible to turn the
corner without seeing
people forced against
their will," he said.
There were many
small camps that the
editors don't plan to
include; Megargee said
the volumes include
only sites that had at
least "20 people there for
a month."
The first volume

details 110 early camps,
23 main camps such
as Auschwitz and
Dachau, 898 subcamps
(Buchenwald alone had
117), 39 construction
brigade camps and
three "youth protection"
camps. Volume 2 focuses
on 1,150 ghettos in
Poland and the Soviet
Union. Future volumes
will document camps in
other countries, camps
run by the German
military and camps run
by civil authorities.
Megargee said he was
stunned to learn about
500 brothels run by the
German army.
"It was a category we
weren't expecting," he
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said. Although many
have heard the stories
of sex slaves forcibly re-
cruited by the Japanese
army during the war,
fewer are familiar with
the forced prostitution
sites, which catered
to German soldiers
but were sometimes
offered to male prison-
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Momentum to unite ancient Cambodian statues

PROVINCE, Cambodia
(AP) Rising out of
the jungle on white
pillars, the new Preah
Vihear Museum's largest
building stands empty.
But Cambodian officials
hope that one day it will
be the place where nine
ancient statues depicting
a dramatic battle scene
are reunited from around
the world.
They came a step clos-
er to that goal last week,
when Sotheby's auction
house in New York
agreed to return one of
the statues to Cambodia,
ending a heated legal
battle that began when
the U.S. government
filed a lawsuit last year at
Cambodia's initiative to
press for its return.
The decision marks the
latest progress in efforts
to bring back the nine
figures that once formed
a tableau in a tower of
the 1,000-year-old Prasat
Chen temple. The scene
captured a famous duel
in Hindu mythology
in which the warrior
Duryodhana is struck
down by his cousin
Bhima at the end of a
bloody war of succession
while seven attendants
look on.
Experts say that
looters hacked the
life-sized sandstone
figures off their bases
during the country's
brutal civil war in the

in tmis weanesaay pnoto,
Cambodia's statue of Bhima
is on display at the Norton
Simon Museum in Pasadena,
1990s, the high-profile
Sotheby's case has
proved a catalyst for
much of the recent
momentum, said Anne
Lemaistre, a UNESCO
representative in
Cambodia. The case
"has been the red thread
that has led us through
an incredible scientific
adventure," she said.
A 2012 dig to gather
evidence for that case
unearthed the seven
pedestals of the onlook-
ers with some of the
feet still attached, which
archaeologists pointed
to as evidence of pillag-
ing, she said.

early 1970s. Some of the
statues were apparently
smuggled out of the
country and eventually
wound up in the hands
of private collectors or
in museums abroad,
as did many statues
from other temples
that the Cambodian
government now hopes
to reclaim.
The footless figure
of Duryodhana, valued
at $2 to $3 million, was
placed in Sotheby's auc-
tion catalog in 2011 after
its former private Belgian
owner's widow gave it up
for sale.
Discussions are now

under way between the
Cambodian government
and the Norton Simon
Museum in Pasadena,
California, about the pos-
sibility of returning the
statue of Bhima, which
has been on display there
for over 30 years.
"The spirits of the
Khmer ancestors are not
at peace when they see
artifacts that were either
looted or being commer-
cialized, so we hope that
others will follow the very
good example of what
Sotheby's has done," said
EkTha, a government
The figures of three

UN chief visits typhoon-hit

Philippine villages

Philippines (AP) U.N.
Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon on Saturday
visited central Philippine
villages that were
decimated by Typhoon
Haiyan, and promised
to try to raise at least
$800 million in aid to
help the region recover
from last month's devas-
tating storm.
Children who survived
the Nov. 8 typhoon wel-
comed Ban by singing
"Jingle Bells" at a school
in worst-hit Tacloban
city. Accompanied by
U.N. and Philippine
officials, Ban clapped his
hands and swayed play-
fully, telling the children:
"Please hold on. Don't
despair. We have come to
help you."
Although he stayed for
only about two hours,
Ban was the most promi-
nent world leader to visit
the vast wasteland of de-
bris and wrecked villages

left by Haiyan, one of the
strongest storms to slam
into land on record. The
typhoon killed at least
6,100 people, with more
than 1,700 others listed
as missing. It damaged
or swept away more than
a million homes and
injured 27,000 people.
"I'm standing here
with a very heavy and
sad heart," Ban told
reporters as he stood
beside huge mounds of
muddy debris and top-
pled posts in Tacloban's
Fatima village. He
said the destruction
he saw was "beyond
More than 200
heavily armed police
secured the road Ban's
long convoy took from
Tacloban's airport. Along
the road, the U.N. chief
saw wrecked villages,
toppled posts and tent
encampments housing
thousands of homeless

Wearing a blue cap,
rubber shoes and a
khaki shirt, Ban waved
at crowds, stopping to
tell survivors, "Don't lose
hope, don't lose hope."
Ban flew to Tacloban
after meeting with
President Benigno
Aquino III and other
top officials in Manila
to discuss recovery and
reconstruction efforts.
He said foreign govern-
ments needed to chip
in to rebuild the ty-
phoon-wrecked regions.
He said the U.N. was
trying to raise at least
$800 million over the
next 12 months and
provide life-saving sup-
port such as food, water,
shelter and sanitation.
It will also help craft a
long-term development
About $237 million, or
30 percent, of the fund
has already been raised,
according to a U.N.

onlookers to the duel
are now in Cambodia,
including two that were
returned in June by New
York's Metropolitan
Museum of Art. The
remaining four are still
The goal of the
museum is eventually to
recreate the scene as it
stood for centuries in the
Prasat Chen temple, one
of many ruins within
the sprawling Koh Ker
complex, north of the
country's famous Angkor
Wat temples.
Although repatriations
of some Cambodian
statues began in the

Giraffe 'suicide'

and 'bear riots'

at Cairo zoo

CAIRO (Washington
Post) The giraffe com-
mitted suicide, an Egyptian
newspaper reported. And
the government pulled a
former zoo director out of
retirement to deal with the
resulting media storm.
"The problem is with the
press," Nabil Sedki said on
a recent afternoon, taking
a deep drag on his cigarette
as he settled into a gi-
raffe-patterned armchair in
his office. He was five days
into the job. "The media
fabricated the suicide."
The deceased animal in
question was a 3-year-old
giraffe named Roqa, who,
Sedki said, inadvertently
hanged herself in early
December after getting
tangled in a wire inside her
The state has launched
three separate investi-
gations one purely
forensic, another by the
government's official

veterinary body and a third
by a legal committee "to
see who will hang instead
of the giraffe," Sedki said
with a wry laugh.
Zoos are prone to bad
publicity, especially when
something goes wrong.
The government-run Giza
Zoo, in the heart of Egypt's
chaotic capital, maybe
particularly susceptible,
given the country's
floundering economy, the
tumult of nearby political
demonstrations and an
overall poor track record in
animal care.
In May, three black
bears died in a single nighl
under mysterious circum-
stances. Zoo authorities
called it a bear "riot." In
2007 and again in 2008,
local media reported that
zookeepers were slaugh-
tering the camels for
meat to eat themselves,
and to sell to other hungry

Fla. man says luck aided Lockerbie investigation

NAPLES (Naples Daily
News) If attempted
today, it's likely the
bombing of Pan Am
flight 103 could not be
carried out. But for all
the technology available
in 2013, on this 25th
anniversary of the ter-
rorist act that killed 270
people in the air and on
the ground in Scotland
on Dec. 21, 1988, it's also
likely that if investigated
today, southwest Florida
resident and former
FBI agent Phil Reid also
might not have solved
the case.
In an 845-square-
mile debris scene in
Lockerbie, Scottish
officers found minuscule
pieces of evidence, clues
that led Reid across the
globe investigating what
years later was found
to be an act of terror
carried out by the Libyan
government and intelli-
gence agent Abdel Basset
Ali al-Megrahi.
They found clothing
that had explosives
residue on them, found
the manufacturer who

sold to one retail store
and that store's shop
owner who remembered
selling those clothes to
al-Megrahi. In today's
globalized marketplace,
it simply wouldn't have
"Luck. It was pure
luck," said Reid, now a
Naples resident. "I mean
to be able to find pieces
of clothing in Lockerbie,
Scotland, they're finding
these burned up, blew
up pieces of clothing
and being able to find
some identification on
it that said these were
manufactured at this
company called Yorkie
Clothiers in Malta, then
to go to that Yorkie
Clothiers and they say
'Oh, yeah, that's our la-
bel.' And they go to their
records and say, 'We
sold this particular item
to this store'? Luck."
Reid tracked down
that store and met
Tony Gauci, a stout and
sharp Maltese shop
owner who remem-
bered the Libyan man
who bought the clothes

- specifically because
the customer didn't
care if he was grabbing
men's or women's
garments or what size
the clothes were, Reid
"When we showed
Tony Gauci a photo
lineup, he picked that
picture out of eight
photos. He picked it out
but he said, 'This looks
like the guy that bought
the clothes, but he
looks 10 years younger.
If he was 10 years older,
it would look like him.'"
Investigators quickly
realized the photo they
had shown Gauci was
about a decade old and
al-Megrahi had aged
from the time the photo
was taken to when he
walked into Gauci's
store the day before the
Reid credited the
Scottish police with
finding all the necessary
evidence on the ground
that led to the conclu-
sion of the case. But
had the 747 left London
Heathrow Airport on

time for its flight to New
York's JFK airport, Reid
believes those integral
pieces of his investiga-
tion would have been
forever lost at sea.
The plan had gone
The FBI wasn't sup-
posed to find the Toshiba
cassette player where the
explosives detonated, or
the manufacturer of the
timing device, made in
Switzerland, and certain-
ly not any fabric from
the clothes the bomb
was enshrouded by. The
plane was intended to
explode over the Atlantic
Ocean, Reid believes,
erasing all traces of
It's the timing device
itself that led him to that
Reid said it was pro-
grammable for as many
as 999 days out and he
believes that Lamen
Khalifa Fhimah, who
was tried and acquitted
in a Scottish Court in
The Netherlands, was re-
sponsible for getting the
unauthorized luggage

onto the Pan Am flight
in Malta. The explosives,
made of Semtex, were
live when an "official"
but false luggage tag
was made for the brown
Samsonite suitcase -
which officials recovered
just enough of to deter-
mine what kind of bag it
was and secured on
the Air Malta flight to
The explosives were
live when they arrived
in Germany, when they
arrived in England,
and when the suitcase
eventually made it on to
the Pan Am plane bound
for New York.
But the plane departed
more than an hour late.
Had it been delayed even
more, Reid fears, it could
have exploded at the
"If the plane had left
on time and took a
normal, typical direc-
tion from Heathrow, it
would've probably blown
up over the Atlantic. And
then you wouldn't have
had any evidence," he


of chemical weapons in
the Damascus suburb of
Ghouta on Aug. 21, which
the U.S. government
says killed 1,400 people.
A number of questions
remain about how Syria's
chemical weapons arsenal
will be destroyed, includ-
ing what will be done with
the material once it is
rendered harmless.

In this photo taken on Nov. 12, a woman sweeps a main entrance of the new Preah Vihear
Museum, in Preah Vihear province near the Cambodia-Thailand border, about 152 miles north
of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Although the new museum's largest building is empty, Cambodian
officials hope that one day it will be the place where nine ancient statues are reunited from
around the world.


Arab League
rejects US proposal
in Mideast deal
CAIRO (AP) -The Arab
League says it rejects a
continued Israeli troop
presence on the eastern
border of a future state
of Palestine, a proposal
Palestinians say was
floated by the U.S. earlier
this month.
Arab League chief Nabil
Elaraby said Saturday no
peace deal would work
with Israeli presence in a
Palestinian state.
Palestinian officials said
U.S. Secretary of State
John Kerry proposed
Israel control Palestine's
future border with Jordan
for at least 10 years to
address Israeli concerns
about a potential influx of
militants and weapons.
Aides to Palestinian
leader Mahmoud Abbas
have criticized the plan.
One aide, speaking on
condition of anonym-
ity because he was not
authorized to discuss
the negotiations, said
Saturday the Palestinians
are trying to soften the
proposal to shorten
the span of any Israeli
Gunmen kill
anti-polio worker
in NW Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan
(AP) -A government
official says gunmen have
attacked an anti-polio
vaccination center in a
tribal region in north-
western Pakistan, killing a
medic on duty.
The official, Iqbal Khan,
says Saturday's attack
took place in the Ghundi
village of the Khyber
tribal region. The slain
medical technician was
identified as Ghilaf Khan.
The health center is run
by the party of crick-
Imran Khan and has been
known for its vaccination
Imran Khan last week
launched the latest
anti-polio campaign.
His party later reported
receiving threats from
Taliban militants.
Islamic militants op-
pose vaccination against
polio and consider such
campaigns a cover for

UK to help destroy
Syria's chemical
U.K. will help the interna-
tional mission to destroy
Syria's chemical weapons
program, officials said
Friday, joining a complex
operation with promi-
nent roles for the U.S.,
Denmark and Norway.
Britain's Foreign Office
said it has agreed to
destroy 150 tons of two
industrial-grade chemi-
cals from Syria's stockpile
at a commercial facility.
The chemicals used in the
pharmaceutical industry
will be shipped to the U.K.
before being transferred to
a commercial site to be in-
cinerated and destroyed, it
said in a statement.
"It is important to stress
that these are chemicals,
not chemical weapons,"
the Foreign Office said,
explaining that the two
chemicals only become
highly toxic when mixed
to make a nerve agent.
The commitment adds
another layer to the com-
plex and unprecedented
operation to destroy
Syria's chemical weapons
stockpile, which comes
after the confirmed use

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Treatment of arrested diplomat was typical in US

has sparked protests
outside the American
embassy in New Delhi.
Burnings of President
Barack Obama's photo.
And angry speeches by
Indian officials.
But the arrest and,
yes, even the strip search
- of an Indian diplomat
accused of visa fraud also
revealed a simple and
longstanding reality of
the U.S. justice system:
Everyone charged with a
crime here is supposed
to be treated the same,
whether wealthy or
destitute, prominent
or ordinary, citizen or
"There is a remarkable
and almost charming
egalitarianism in it," said
New York City defense
attorney Ron Kuby.
"Everybody is treated in
exactly the same disre-
spectful, casually brutal
and arrogant fashion."
The United States is
the only place where
"the rich as well as the
poor get to sleep on

Members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI)
student wing of India's ruling Congress party, shout slog
a protest outside the U.S. consulate in Mumbai, India, Fri

cold floors and urinate
in overflowing toilets
- together."
Indian officials have
been fuming over the
way federal marshals
handled Devyani
Khobragade, the coun-
try's deputy consul gen-
eral in New York, calling
the treatment degrading
and inhumane. Yet most
Americans would find
the procedures fairly
typical for a criminal

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was arrested las
outside her daun
school, complain
she was strip-se
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She posted $2
bail and was rele
And she insists
not guilty of cha

submitted false docu-
ments to obtain a visa for
an Indian woman who
worked as her house-
keeper in Manhattan.
The case stirred
widespread outrage in
India, where the idea
of an educated, mid-
dle-class woman being
strip-searched is almost
unheard of, except in
the most extraordinary
crimes. The fear of public
humiliation resonates
strongly there, and
), the heavy-handed treatment
gans during by the police is normally
riday. reserved for the poor.
U.S. Attorney Preet
certainly Bharara, who brought
the charges, was born
who in India and raised here.
t week He said the diplomat
ghter's was "fully searched" by
ned that a female deputy, which
arched is "standard practice for
11 "with every defendant ... in or-
ntil her der to make sure that no

are a

she is
irges she

prisoner keeps anything
on his person that could
harm anyone, including
Khobragade's lawyer
said "similarly situated

individuals of her stature
are routinely provided an
opportunity to report to
the authorities to address
charges at their conve-
nience, instead of being
swept off the street like a
common criminal."
In India, the wealthy
fearing arrest often
approach courts for
anticipatory bail, a
means of avoiding arrest.
The poor cannot afford
that luxury because they
are not in a position to
hire prominent attorneys
and pay legal costs.
Influential politicians
sometimes feign illness
after an arrest to get
shifted to hospitals
rather than prisons.
But in the United
States, defendants of
all types are routinely
searched, photographed
and fingerprinted before
going to court.

When Dominique
Strauss-Kahn, at the
time a contender for the
French presidency, was
arrested in New York
in 2011 on sex-assault
charges, photos of the
diplomat in handcuffs
walking out of a police
precinct drew outrage in
France, where the images
would have been illegal.
But they are routine in
the U.S.
Nationwide, deputy
marshals have discre-
tion to do "in-custody"
searches or if deemed
warranted more
intrusive strip searches,
according to a U.S.
Marshals Service direc-
tive obtained by The
Associated Press.
With in-custody
searches, deputies have
the prisoner remove
only outerwear, shoes
and contents of pockets.

Holiday magic? Reindeer eyes

change color at Christmas

(LA Times) -Rudolph
the fictional reindeer
was famous for his oddly
colored nose, but his true-
life cousins have eyes that
change color depending on
the season.
In the summer, the eyes
of Arctic reindeer appear
gold, and around Christmas
they turn to a deep blue,
biologists have discovered.
It's not holiday magic, but
rather a unique adaptation
that helps these animals
deal with the strange light
conditions at the top of the
The reindeer's world is
one of extremes. Above the
Arctic Circle, Christmas
falls in the midst of a
10-week period of perpet-
ual twilight in which the
sun never rises and the
landscape is cast in bluish
hues. But from mid-May to
late July, the sun never sets,
creating a long, endless
Biologists at the
University of Norway in
Tromso, one of the largest
cities situated north of the
Arctic Circle, wondered
how the reindeer managed
the transition from a world
of near-total darkness to
one of blinding light, when
springtime sunlight reflects
off still-unmelted snow.
To find out, they collected
reindeer eyes from the
Sami, indigenous herders
who often slaughter the an-
imals around the solstices.
The Norwegian researchers
collected eyes during both
the winter and summer
months, then mailed
them off to Glen Jeffery, a
neuroscientist who studies
vision at University College
"That first time, they
sent me 10 eyes from
summer and 10 eyes from
winter," Jeffery said. "When
I opened them, I had the
biggest shock I've ever had
in science the winter
ones were clearly blue and
the summer ones were
clearly gold. I wished I had
someone sitting next to me
to exclaim to."
The color change occurs
not on the iris, but on a
reflective surface behind the
central retina that's known
as the tapetum lucidum,
Karl-Ame Stokkan and
his colleagues in Norway
Humans don't have
this structure, but lots of
other animals do. It helps
nocturnal animals see at
night by bouncing light
back inside the eye, giving
the light receptors in the
retina a second chance to
be stimulated. The taptetum
lucidum is responsible for
the flash of "eye shine" you
see when a cat looks into a
car's headlights.

Scientists had always
assumed that this piece of
ocular anatomy's color was
"This is the first time that
a change in color in the
tapetum has been shown in
a mammal," Jeffery said.
In a study published
in the Proceedings of the
Royal Society B, Jeffrey and
his colleagues in Norway
explained that when a
reindeer's tapetum is blue,
50 percent less light is
reflected out of the eye
than when the tapetum
is gold. A reindeer with
a blue tapetum sees less
clearly than one with a gold
tapetum, but its eyes are
1,000 times more sensitive
to light.
"Clinically, the reindeer
become glaucomic," Jeffery
Perhaps Santa should
find animals of another
species to pull his sled on
one of the darkest nights of
But the scientists argue
that losing acuity and
gaining light sensitivity
is probably a worthwhile
trade-off for reindeer on the
ground because it allows
them to detect a moving
predator in the darkness
- even if they can't see it
"Reindeer are very plastic,
so it is not surprising the eye
would change," said Perry
Barboza, who studies Arctic
animals at the University of
Alaska at Fairbanks and was
not involved with the study.
"Many of their external
characteristics change as
winter approaches their
coats fill out and go from
brown to white, they put
on a lot of body fat. The eye
color change is just another
part of that story."
The scientists determined
that the color of light reflect-
ed by a reindeer's tapetum
likely depends on how
much fluid pressure there
is in the eye itself. It took
Jeffrey and his colleagues in
Norway nearly 10 years to
figure this out.
In the dark winter
months, the reindeers' pu-
pils dilate completely to let
in as much light as possible.
That action also causes a
flap to descend over the
back of the eye where fluid
normally drains out. Since
the fluid has no way to
escape, the pressure inside
the eye increases. That, in
turn, causes collagen fibers
in the tapetum to squish
together, which changes its
color from gold to blue.
But blue and gold are
not the only colors in
the reindeer tapetum
spectrum. The researchers
also checked the eyes of a
small herd of reindeer that
lived on the campus of

the University of Tromso,
and who were exposed to
permanent distant urban
lighting. Instead of turning
blue in the winter, they
became green.

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Obama names China envoy,

economic ties in mind

-The nomination of vet-
eran Sen. Max Baucus as
U.S. ambassador to China
reflects the importance to
Washington of advancing
the economic relationship
with the Asian power
despite recent strains on
security issues.
The Montana Democrat
lacks foreign policy
credentials but has a track
record in pressing Beijing
over trade barriers and
its currency exchange
rate. If his appointment is
confirmed by the Senate,
he will be looking to see
that U.S. companies
can benefit from market
reforms the ruling com-
munist party promised in
While the economic
relationship between the
countries is loaded with
its own problems, includ-
ing accusations of ram-
pant Chinese cybertheft
of U.S. trade secrets, it is
one where their national
interests are more aligned
than on security, as China
challenges decades of U.S.
military pre-eminence in
the Asia-Pacific.
China's declaration of
an air defense zone over
disputed territory in the
East China Sea and a
near-collision of U.S. and
Chinese naval vessels
this month brought
those concerns to the
fore. Defense Secretary
Chuck Hagel on Thursday
described China's conduct
in the Dec. 5 incident in
the South China Sea as
But when President
Barack Obama announced
Friday his intent to
nominate Baucus as am-
bassador, he was stressing
the senator's work over
two decades on economic
agreements with China
that he said have created
millions of American jobs.
"He's perfectly suited to
build on that progress in
his new role," Obama said
in a statement and called
for a swift confirmation.
Baucus pushed for
China's inclusion in the
World Trade Organization
in 2001, a key step in its
integration in the world
economy. Since then
China has emerged as

the world's second-larg-
est economy after the
U.S., and America's
second-largest trading
partner. Two-way trade is
projected to reach $558
billion in 2013.
But China's record on
its WTO obligations is
mixed, and trade with the
U.S. is skewed heavily in
China's favor.
As chair of
the powerful
which over-
sees trade,
BAUCUS Baucus has
in recent
years sponsored legisla-
tion to punish China for
undervaluing its currency
to benefit its exporters.
The measure never made
it into law. He's also crit-
icized China for shutting
out U.S. beef imports. But
he's remained a strong
advocate of expanding
"The economic and
financial relationship
with China is crucial,"
said Cheng Li, a China
expert at the Brookings
Institution, aWashington
think tank. "If that part of
the relationship is healthy
it can spill over and have a
positive effect in other ar-
eas. But if it's jeopardized
it can adversely affect
other areas, including on
He expected China's
leaders to welcome
Baucus' appointment,
given his stature as a
six-term senator and close
ties with Obama.
China's Global Times
newspaper, which is affili-
ated with the ruling party,
said Baucus' experience
made him a good pick for
the job.
"We hope and believe
that Mr. Baucus can bring
his Capitol Hill experience
and personal relationship
with the president to use
in furthering U.S.-China
trade ties and the building
of a new type of major
state-to-state relation-
ship," the paper said,
using Beijing's buzzword
for its desire to be treated
byWashington as an
Comments on China's

Twitter-like Weibo micro-
blogging service were also
largely positive, although
some wondered whether
the 72-year-old would
be able to adapt to the
Chinese capital's notori-
ous smog.
The incumbent is for-
mer commerce secretary
Gary Locke. As the first
Chinese-American am-
bassador to Beijing, Locke
has been a well-known
and generally well-liked
figure in China. He creat-
ed a buzz among ordinary
Chinese even before he
arrived in Beijing after
he was photographed
wearing a backpack and
trying to use a coupon
to buy coffee at Seattle's
airport. Many Chinese
Internet users pointed out
the contrast with Chinese
bureaucrats, who routine-
ly have aides carry their
bags and attend to minor
Locke has navigated
choppy waters in the
relationship, notably
when dissident lawyer
Chen Guangcheng in 2012
sought refuge in the U.S.
Embassy on the eve of
high-level U.S.-China talks
in Beijing. China subse-
quently allowed Chen to
leave for New York, and
the talks proceeded.
The latest turbulence
has centered on China
pressing its territorial
claim against U.S. ally
Japan in the East China
Sea. China's effort to con-
trol air space in the region
was criticized this week
by Secretary of State John
Kerry, who said it "clearly
increases the risk of a
dangerous miscalculation
or an accident."
Given the prickly state
of the relationship, Bonnie
Glaser, a China expert at
the Center for Strategic
and International Studies,
voiced surprise that
Obama did not select an
envoy with more clout on
hard security issues.
She said the nomina-
tion of Baucus reflected
the president's tendency
to focus on the economic
aspects of the relation-
ship with China, as he
seeks to boost exports
and reduce unemploy-
ment at home.


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WIRE Page 11

Japan's 1st cell

transplant on knee

to be conducted

TOKYO (The Yomiuri
Shimbun) -A hospital in
Tokyo will conduct Japan's
first transplant of cells
grown from a patient's
own knee tissue to his
damaged knee meniscus
on Thursday, according to
Medical Hospital of
Tokyo Medical and Dental
University will perform the
operation on a man in his
Every year, an estimated
30,000 or more people are
treated for knee meniscus
trouble. About 90 percent of
patients have the damaged
region removed, and
many of them are left with
impaired knee functions.
The upcoming operation
will use a method designed
to repair the meniscus with-
out removing the damaged
region and preserve motor
functions. The university
will evaluate the safety
of the method after six
months before establishing
it as a treatment method.
Located between
the thighbone and
tibia, knee menisci are
crescent-shaped pieces of
cartilage in the knee joint.
Each knee joint contains
a pair of menisci, one
each toward the inner and
outer sides of the leg. They
serve to cushion the joint
from impact. Because the
cell density is low and the
knee is often placed under
a great deal of stress, a
damaged knee meniscus
can be difficult to repair.
Clinical trials in the field,
including the upcoming
operation, have been
conducted by a group of
doctors led by Prof. Ichiro
Sekiya, an orthopedic
specialist and the head of
the university's Center for
Stem Cell and Regenerative
On Dec. 12, the doctors
harvested cells that could
be easily grown into
cartilage and other material
from the synovial mem-
brane, a protective layer of
tissue covering the patient's
knee joint.
The cells, cultivated
outside the body and made
into a gel, will be injected
into the patient's knee on
Thursday. From the follow-
ing day, the patient will be
asked to move the knee to
stimulate regeneration of
the meniscus. Next June,
the hospital will evaluate



over antics
(LA Times) -Another
high-ranking U.S.
military officer has been
dismissed after getting
drunk during a good-
will mission to Russia,
officials said.
Last year, the captain
of the San Diego, Calif.-
based frigate Vandegrift
was relieved of com-
mand for getting drunk
during a visit to the port
ofVladivostock to review
the Russians' Pacific
fleet. Three other officers
were also punished for
"inappropriate behav-
ior" involving alcohol.
This past week it was
revealed that Air Force
Maj. Gen. Michael Carey
was dismissed for get-
ting drunk and insulting
his hosts during an
official visit to Moscow
in July.
Carey was removed
as head of the 20th Air
Force, which handles
450 intercontinental
ballistic missiles.
According to The
Associated Press, Carey

got drunk and was
stumbling through Red
Square and had made a
scene at a banquet.

the safety of the method
and the progress made in
The hospital is planning
to treat a man in his 40s
using the same method in
January. Clinical trials on
five patients in their 20s
to 50s, including the man
undergoing the operation
this week, will be conduct-
ed through the spring.
Meniscus injuries, which
can occur in people of
various age groups, are par-
ticularly common among
athletes and the elderly.
A patient can experience
extreme pain when bones
in the knee joint are struck
directly. The knee joint also
may not bend adequately.
According to an estimate
by the Health, Labor and
Welfare Ministry, surgical
stitches can repair only 10
percent of such cases, while
the remaining 90 percent
require removal of the
damaged region.
Sekiya has conducted
experimental cell trans-
plants on pigs and conclud-
ed that a torn meniscus
regenerates one month
after a transplant, whereas
it heals in four months
if the damaged region is

Brightness on tap at Portland, Ore., bar

(AP) Saturday marks
the shortest day of the
year the pinnacle of
dread for people who feel
depressed when there's
less sunshine. When they
go out for a drink or coffee
in the dreary wintertime
Pacific Northwest, they
could also order up a dose
of something else entirely:
a few rays of bright light.
Designed to mimic
sunlight, light boxes are
now being featured at a bar
in Portland and a cafe in
Seattle to help those with
seasonal affective disorder,
or SAD, an energy-sapping
depression that occurs at
the same time each year
and affects an estimated
3 percent to 5 percent of
"I really call it atmo-
sphere therapy in here
more than anything," says
Alex Carlson, the owner of
Portland's Lightbar, where
walls leading to the high,
barrel-vault ceiling are
bathed in ever-changing
colors, such as a deep
blue that mimics the sky
just before sunrise and a
red that evokes a winter
Booths have light-ther-
apy lamps that can be
dialed up to 10,000 lux,
the recommended dosage
for SAD sufferers, and are
draped by white canopies

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Lightbar patrons sit in a purple glow from special lig
land, Ore., Thursday. Designed to mimic sunlight, lig
are now being featured at the bar and a cafe in Seal
those with seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, an er
ping depression that occurs at the same time each y
affects an estimated 3 percent to 5 percent of Ameri

that provide a cocoon-like
coziness. DJs play ambient
music as bartenders serve
craft cocktails under a
tree-like chandelier that
includes hundreds of
A Seattle cafe owner
started offering light thera-
py this fall after learning of
The condition is more
common in the per-
petually cloudy Pacific
Northwest as well as
in other northern locales
-because it's triggered
by long winter evenings.
Contrary to popular belief
in Portland and Seattle,
the rain has nothing to do

with it.
Supporters of
apy say SAD is u
agnosed because
often take a snap
patient's current
prescribe an ant
sant, rather than
a yearslong histc
identify a season
"Or, more sen
doctor advises n
ing before medi(
and you return i
completely remi
'it was nothing,"
Michael Terman
of psychiatry at (
University and th
of the book "Res
Inner Clock."

Though precise sales
HIH I figures are tough to come
by, manufacturers of light
therapy devices say they
are selling more of them,
and the expanding array
of models on the Internet
supports that assertion.
Users don't need a
prescription, and Terman
says the "vast majority" are
bought online by people
who don't consult with a
doctor before making a
AP PHOTO purchase.
When light therapy
ihts in Port- works, it generally works
iht boxes quickly within a week.
title to help Terman says the keys
nergy-sap- include the intensity of the
ear and light reaching the eyes, the
icans. duration of the session and
the timing of the sessions
relative to a person's inner
light ther- clock the circadian
nderdi- rhythm pacemaker in the
e doctors brain.
)shot of a Patients are typically
Smood and more responsive to light
idepres- therapy early in the mom-
i examine ing, which conflicts with
Dry to Lightbar's nighttime hours,
ral trend, and must sit in the front of
sibly, the the light every day.
nonitor- Though the bar may not
eating, provide the recommended
n April therapeutic strategy, some
tted, so patients do get better
'says Dr. results in the evening
, professor and "you can't discount
Columbia the placebo effect,"
hie author says Dr. Alfred Lewy, an
et Your Oregon Health & Science
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UV Index and Real Feel Temperature Today

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8 a.m. 10a.m. Noon 2p.m. 4p.m. 6p.m.
The higher the AccuWeathercom UV Indexr number,
the greaterthe need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low;
3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; I11+ Extreme.
RealFeel Temperature is the exdusive composite of effective temperature
based on eight weather factors.
Air Quality Index readings as of Saturday
0 50 100150200 300 500
0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy
for sensitve groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300
Very Unhealthy; 301-500 Hazardous
Main pollutant: particulate

Pollen Index readings as of Saturday

Weeds *o. '
absent low moderate high veryhigh
Source: National Allergy Bureau

Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Saturday
High/Low 87/670
Normal High/Low 76/530
Record High 940 (1990)
Record Low 330 (2000)
Precipitation (in inches)
24 hours through 5 p.m. Saturday 0.00"
Month to date 0.37"
Normal month to date 1.23"
Year to date 52.50"
Normal year to date 50.10"
Record 1.66" (1994)
Month 2013 2012 Avg. Record/Year
Jan. 0.43 0.77 1.80 7.07/1979
Feb. 2.12 0.73 2.43 11.05/1983
Mar. 1.98 0.75 3.28 9.26/1970
Apr. 3.06 0.81 2.03 5.80/1994
May 2.76 3.08 2.50 9.45/1991
Jun. 10.50 13.44 8.92 23.99/1974
Jul. 7.38 5.43 8.22 14.22/1995
Aug. 9.29 8.36 8.01 15.60/1995
Sep. 11.12 5.05 6.84 14.03/1979
Oct. 3.48 5.71 2.93 10.88/1995
Nov. 0.01 0.02 1.91 5.53/2002
Dec. 0.37 1.78 1.78 6.83/2002
Year 52.50 45.93 50.65 (since 1931)
Totals are from a 24 hour penod ending at 5 p.m.

Partly sunny and very

85 / 66
0% chance of rain


Partly sunny and very

84 / 66
20% chance of rain

Possible weather-related delays today. Check
with your airline for the most updated schedules.
Hi/Lo Outlook Delays
Ft. Myers 85/67 sun none
Sarasota 84/67 sun none

The Sun Rise
Today 7:14 a.m.
Monday 7:14 a.m.
The Moon Rise
Today 10:27 p.m.
Monday 11:18 p.m.
Last New First

Dec 25 Jan 1 Jan 7
Dec 25 Jan 1 Jan 7

5:40 p.m.
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10:33 a.m.
11:08 a.m.

Jan 15

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Today 9:lla 3:01a 9:33p 3:22p
Mon. 9:59a 3:48a 10:20p 4:09p
Tue. 10:45a 4:34a 11:07p 4:56p
The solunar period schedule allows planning
days so you will be fishing in good territory or
hunting in good cover during those times. Major
periods begin at the times shown and last for
1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter.

High Low High Low
Punta Gorda
Today 4:45a 12:32p 6:51p ---
Mon. 5:38a 12:27a 7:25p 1:08p
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Gainesville 82 62 pc 78 44 t
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Publication date: 12/22/13
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direction in knots in feet chop
Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs
SE 10-20 1-3 Light
Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola
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Professor seeks to extract the most out of his vanilla research

(Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel) -To Ken
Cameron, vanilla is a
lot sexier than its name
The world's leading
expert on the biology
of vanilla orchids sees
the popular spice, not
as plain or ordinary, but
as a beautifully complex
and valuable commodity
produced from the world's
largest family of plants.
While bottles of
vanilla extract fly off
store shelves at this time
of year as holiday bakers
mix it into cakes, pies
and cookies, vanilla is
much more than a pastry
chef's favorite spice.
Deodorants, household
cleaners, popular brands
of vodka, pill coatings,
the finest perfumes, even

Coke and Pepsi count
vanilla as an ingredient.
And, of course, it's the
No. 1 selling ice cream.
"I often tell people, 'I'll
challenge you that within
10 minutes of waking, you
will encounter vanilla,'
"Cameron said in his
book- and plant-filled
office at the University
where he's a botany pro-
fessor and director of the
Wisconsin Herbarium.
"We tend to think of it as
a flavor, but it's also a fra-
grance. There aren't many
spices in that category."
Cameron travels
around the world to
speak about vanilla and
conduct research on
the valuable crop. This
month, he will spend
three weeks in vanilla
capitals Madagascar and

nearby Reunion Island.
He's written a well-re-
ceived book, "Vanilla
Orchids: Natural History
and Cultivation."
Much of his research
has been done in se-
quencing the DNA of
vanilla orchid species
around the world, deter-
mining, for example, that
vanilla orchids found in
Mexico are the same spe-
cies found in Madagascar.
He was the first to figure
out that the vanilla orchid
found in Tahiti, which has
different colored flowers
than those in Mexico, is a
"It was kind of like a
paternity test," Cameron
said of his work on the
Tahitian vanilla orchids.
"There had always been
a mystery as to how it got
there. We don't have a

time machine to see who
crossed it and when."
Because vanilla vines
pretty much look the
same and rarely flower,
he is building a DNA bar
code database for the 100
species of vanilla orchids,
to identify them like a
criminal fingerprint book.
That way anyone can cut
a piece of vanilla orchid
vine and determine the
species. Working with the
University of Wisconsin,
Madison botany graduate
students, he so far has
created bar codes for 45
vanilla orchid species by
sequencing small snip-
pets of DNA.
Gourmet cooks and
foodies already know
this the flavor and
fragrance of vanilla varies
widely depending on the
species. With more than


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400 separate flavor com-
ponents, selecting vanilla
beans can be as difficult
as judging fine wines.
"In the same way
tobacco and wine have
different varietals, or terroir,
all those things apply to
vanilla, too," said Cameron,
opening tubes containing
vanilla pods harvested from
different countries.
Holding a long, brown
vanilla seed pod from
Madagascar, Cameron
explained the rum-like
smell is the most common
to vanilla consumers. A
vanilla pod from Mexico
smells spicier while the
species grown in Tahiti
has a more flowery, fruity
aroma. Cultivation, har-
vesting and drying affect
flavor and odor.

Vanilla origins

The first vanilla
orchids were cultivated
for food centuries ago in
Mexico. Called vanillala"
or little pods, by Spanish
explorers, vanilla beans
and orchids were taken
back to Europe where
the French ended up
being much more enthu-
siastic about the new
spice than Spaniards,
said Cameron. French
explorers, in turn,
carried vanilla orchids
to colonies like Tahiti,
Indonesia, Reunion and
Madagascar. That's why
it's commonly known as
French vanilla.
The Spanish explorers,
however, didn't take
along the orchid bees
that pollinated the vines,
so for many years the
transplanted orchids
didn't flower and pro-
duce beans. Eventually,
someone figured out
how to carefully hand
pollinate vanilla orchids,
which is still done
today on vast vanilla
Scientists believe the
vanilla orchid bee is now
extinct. They also suspect
vanilla orchids in the

wild are close to becom-
ing extinct, a prospect
that worries Cameron.
Since most orchids are
propagated by cutting
pieces of the vine, there
are many genetically iden-
tical copies in the world,
"so if a disease comes
through, it could wipe
out everything like the
Irish potato famine," said
Cameron, who wants to
explore directive breeding
because vanilla is still
being grown the same way
as a century ago.
Which is to say, very
On plantations in
Madagascar, vanilla
orchid flowers open once
only for a few hours and
must be hand pollinated.
It can take up to nine
months for the fruit to
develop. When the green
fruit is picked, it has no
odor but during a month-
long drying process the
aroma develops as the
pods are laid in the sun
during the day and rolled
up in blankets at night
while the beans ferment.
Cameron became
fascinated with orchids
as a boy growing up in
Michigan and asked for
a tropical lady's slipper
orchid for a birthday
present when he was 9.
His doctoral research was
on using DNA to under-
stand the evolution of
orchids. He spent a year
working at Kew Gardens
in London, served a stint
in the Smithsonian's
botany department and
was associate curator at
the renowned New York
Botanical Garden before
coming to UW
"He has this magnificent
reputation for his own
work within the biggest
plant species in the world,"
said UW-Madison Botany
Department Chairman
Donald M.Walter. "What
Ken Cameron is doing
is understanding very
important processes in
how one species splits into
two or 20."

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John Ruiz Memorial Tournament



bull way

to title
High School won another first-
place trophy on Saturday after
running the table at the Jerry Ruiz
Memorial dual meet tournament.
The Bobcats also won last
week's Captain Archer Classic,
and they've been led by the team's
youth this season.
The majority of North Port's
wrestlers are underclassmen, and
two in particular sophomore
Dacoda Flenard and freshman John
Cruz have stood out as leaders.
Both wrestlers went unde-
feated during this weekend's
tournament, which saw the
Bobcats go 9-0 as a team, and
they've combined for just one loss
this season. Flenard remained
undefeated by winning all of
his matches in Immokalee by
pin or technical fall, and Cruz is
27-1, his only loss coming in the
132-pound Captain Archer final
in a match that he led until the
final 30 seconds.
But both have done more than
just win matches. On Saturday,
they frequently gave their
teammates, even the older ones,
advice during their matches.
"They're pretty experienced
wrestlers and they're both good
kids," coach Mark Kemble said.
"They're like having extra coach-
es sometimes in the room too
because they've got a pretty nice
Flenard and Cruz have known
each other for more than four
years, meeting when they started
wrestling right around the same
time. They wrestled against each


Who's to


The rookie
here will be time for
autopsies and alibis to
determine what killed
Tampa Bay's offense and led to
double-digit losses. Injuries,
coaching moves and personnel
decisions will be put under a
The failure will have more
than one set of fingerprints,
but allow me to offer up a usual
suspect: the rookie quarterback.
This is not to absolve those
other parties of responsibility or
even to pile on Mike Glennon,
whose 17 touchdowns have
shattered the club mark of 10 for
rookies, a list that includes Doug
Williams, Vinny Testaverde and
Steve Young.
But teams that start a rookie
quarterback for the majority of
the season typically don't finish

WHO: Tampa Bay (4-10) at St. Louis (6-8)
WHEN:Today, 1p.m.
WHERE: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis
RADIO: 103.5 FM, 620 AM

ARCADIA There were
people in DeSoto County
who had not been to a
sporting event in years. Still
more that had not been to a
high school sporting event in
a decade.
That all changed when
Tishonna Riley came to
The Bulldogs senior is the
Sun volleyball player of the

I nursaay: Giris swimming
Friday: Boys cross country
Saturday: Girls cross country

year, as much for her prolific
style of play as the numbers
on her stat sheet.
The 5-foot-10 middle hitter
led her team to a Region
5A-3 semifinal berth and a
15-12 record this season. She
compiled 399 kills and 67.5
blocks along the way to form
a well-rounded offensive as-
sault opponents had trouble

* BOYS BASKETBALL: Charlotte 60, Island Coast 52

Tarpons start with

Ivankovic got Charlotte High
School off to a fast start by
firing from deep range at the
Mariner Christmas Tournament
on Saturday.
But to close out Island Coast, j
the Tarpons moved a little
closer in. Say, 15 feet from the
basket with the game clock
Charlotte hit 20 of 24 foul
shots in the second half,
holding off the Gators 60-52.
With the victory, the Tarpons
will face Lehigh on Monday -
the Lightning defeated Cypress
Lake 70-57 later Saturday.
Island Coast will face Cypress
Lake on Monday in the tourna-
ment's 2:15 p.m. game.
Ivankovic led the Tarpons
with 19 points, hitting 5 of 11 ,., .
3-point attempts in the first I-F .'MS
half. But he admitted he started
to pull back when the Gators
began challenging him on the
Charlotte's Mason Boko
TARPONS 1 7 Mariner Christmas Toul


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But it was the bump in
attendance that provided
perhaps the best testament
to Riley's play.
"I had somebody come up
to me at Beef O'Brady's ...
not a parent or anyone, just
somebody at a restaurant,"
DeSoto County coach Laura
White said. "They knew who
I was and said, 'We've heard
of this Tishonna; we've got
to get to a game.' At tourna-
ments, too, it always seemed
like other coaches knew her,
they already knew of her."
When Riley's name was
announced during the
pre-game ceremony, the
stands erupted. When she

NAME: Tishonna Riley
CLASS: Senior
POSITION: Middle hitter
PARENTS: Victor and Taneisha Blandin
SIBLINGS: Victavia Blandin (15)
FAVORITE CLASS: British Literature
year winning districts, as a sophomore
steak and cheese or cold-cut combo,
and Gatorade
athletic scholarship (volleyball) to
College of Central Florida (Patriots)
in Ocala
WHEN I GROW UP...: I want to be
registered nurse

end with free throws

on and Island Coast's Gabe Muhammad chase a loose ball during Saturday's game at the
rnament in Cape Coral.

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attention of Monday: Boys golf
Tuesday: Girls golf
foes and fans Wednesday: Boys swimming

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Rodman left out all the good points

his should be read
while listening to
"Fairytale of New
York" by the Pogues
(running time: 4 minutes,
36 seconds).
Dennis Rodman is try- -Rob
ing to get a group of NBA IRou
veterans to travel to North SHOI
Korea for an exhibition, SPORTS
saying, "You know, they're
still afraid to come here, but I'm
just telling them, you know, don't
be afraid man. It's all love, all love
here." Something tells me John
Kerry might put it differently.
It's all love in North Korea?
Sure, except for the occasional
execution of a major political
The Seattle Mariners have
said they won't include top



prospect Taijuan Walker
in any trade for Tampa
Bay Rays ace David Price.
I Um, someone might
want to tell the Mariners
y that isn't exactly how that
Works. (Then again, the
8 Mariners might be seeing
E the Rays don't have a ton
TRrrER of leverage here.)
The thing about trad-
ing Price is this: Wil Myers was a
sexy return for James Shields last
winter. Whether the Rays need
something similar for Price is up
to them.
Here's hoping for a quick
recovery for Charlotte soccer
player Taylor Doeble, who rolled
her ankle in Friday night's 2-0 loss
to Port Charlotte. The Tarpons' te-
nacious senior forward deserves

to be on the field when Charlotte
opens its district tournament
next month.
A group of Milwaukee Bucks
fans have purchased a billboard
urging their team to tank the rest
of the season for better position
in the NBA draft lottery. What, is
Lew Alcindor going to be in next
summer's draft class? has the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting
Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley
in their latest NFL mock draft. For
that matter, ESPN's Todd McShay
has them taking UCLA pass
rusher Anthony Barr. But don't
the Bucs need another playmaker
on offense, say, Clemson receiver
and former South Fort Myers star
Once again, the NBA will

take over on Christmas with its
own must-watch tripleheader.
Remember when the day had
a different meaning? Such as
obscure college football all-star
There was once much
concern about the Tampa Bay
Lightning after top goal-scorer
Steven Stamkos was lost with a
broken leg last month. Well, the
Lightning are currently tied for
third in the Eastern Conference
and are likely to get Stamkos back
in about a month. That's pretty
And the bells were ringing out
for Christmas Day.
Contact Rob Shore at or
941-206-1174. Don't miss The HatTrickweekdays at



Rays haven't heard

offer right for Price

Charlotte County
over-53 team: Championship
level players needed for all positions,
college playing experience a plus.
Tryouts in December. Split season
(Jan.-June, Sept.-Oct.). Games
scheduled for Sundays. Contact
Dave, 941-456-5229 or pgj2007@

Englewood Area Youth
Baseball: Cal Ripken and Babe
Ruth for boys 4-15 and girls 4-8.
Registration (fee is $30): Jan. 4,
12-2 p.m., Jan. 7 and 9,6-7:30 p.m.,
Jan.11,11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tryouts: Jan. 18
and 25 for all boys 9-15 not returning
to same team. Registration, tryouts at
Englewood Sports Complex. Call Bill,

IRONPIGS travel tryouts:
Tryouts Jan. 11-12 for 9-under, IOU,
11U,12U,13Uand 14U teams at1185
O'Donnell Blvd., Port Charlotte. First
three age groups run from 10 a.m.-
noon. Remaining age groups 1-3 p.m.
Visit or contact
coach Wayne Harrell, 941-626-1274 or

Snowbird Classic: Seeking
volunteers to help with admissions,
scorekeeping, public address
announcing, concessions, program
selling and parking. Event held at
South County and North County
parks from Feb. 14 to March 22.
Call 941-876-3226 or email steve@ or Shannon@

Feed the Hungry Trout
Tournament: Jan. 11, 11 a.m. at
The Fishery Restaurant, Placida. Two-
to four-person teams. Entry fee: $125
plus sales tax ($8.75)/team. Register
at Tournament
format: Each team must catch limit of
trout, check it in and catch a second
limit; fastest time wins. All trout
donated to Salvation Army.

Charlotte Warriors: Spring,
summer and fall registration for girls
and boys 5-15. FSYFL registration:
Jan. 6,6-8 p.m., for January-April
season. Fees: $135 for football, $75 for
cheer. Pop Warner registration: Feb.
6,6-8p.m.,and Feb. 8,9a.m.-1 p.m.
for August-December season. Fees:
$200 for football, $200 for cheer. Free
clinics: May-July. Call (941-347-7200
or email

Peace River Athletic
Club flag football: Coed teams
for ages 5-17, games on Sundays.
Space limited to 300 participants.
Contact Elgin 941-268-1891, Carolyn
941-457-4291 or register at www.

Buffalo Bills Backers:
Meets for every Bills game at Buffalo
Wings and Rings, Price and Toledo
Blade, North Port. Everyone is asked
to bring a non-perishable food item
for the North Port Salvation Army food
bank. Call Betty, 941 429 6835.

Punta Gorda City
Championship: Jan. 24-25,
at St. Andrews South G.C. and Twin
Isles C.C., 36-hole stroke play, 10 a.m.
shotgun start daily, championship and
handicap flights available. Entry fee:
$100. Entry deadline: Jan. 14. Open
to male and female amateurs with a
Punta Gorda mailing address. Contact
Don Ross, 304-280-2538, or Mark
Katz, 941-276-5028.

The Tampa Bay Rays have
done quite a bit already
this offseason, re-signing
1B James Loney to keep
their infield intact, acquir-
ing C Ryan Hanigan and
RHP Heath Bell, bringing
back OF David Dejesus
and RHP Juan Carlos
Oviedo and cobbling a
team they feel, with a few
more additions, has a
chance to contend.
One thing they have not
done is trade pitching ace
David Price.
With the start of spring
training now closer than
the end of the season, the
Rays' position appears
to be the same as it was.
They are willing to listen
on Price, who has two
seasons until free agency,
but it's going to take a
lot in terms of young
talent to get him. Fair
conclusion: They haven't
been made a good-
enough offer yet.
That could change, if
not in the next couple
of weeks which typically
are quiet in baseball
then in January as
teams, some that have
talked to the Rays and
some that maybe have
not, reassess needs
and options, perhaps
with more desperation.
Resolution of Japanese
pitcher Masahiro Tanaka's
status is a factor; if he
isn't available, that should
increase the demand for
Price (as well as remain-
ing free agents Matt
Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez,
Ervin Santana) because
there would be one fewer
frontline starter to be had.

But there is no deadline,
no drop-dead date by
which the Rays have to
make a deal or tell Price
he isn't being traded.
Reports that they are mo-
tivated to do so by Dec. 31
to hand off payment of $4
million in deferred money
are incorrect: The pay-
ment isn't due until Oct. 1,
and it is the Rays' obliga-
tion. Including it would
be the same as asking for
cash in a deal and subject
to MLB approval.
In essence, the Rays are
waiting to see if someone
makes it worth their while
to trade Price and take
the accompanying step
back team-wise. Sure that
could get uncomfortable
for Price as spring training
nears, even awkward as
he reports to camp, but
it's only a higher-profile
example of the uncertain-
ty many players face.
There hasn't been much
media chatter about a
Price deal, though that
may be more a product of
the Rays' intense efforts
at secrecy than a lack of
actual talks. Some things
that have surfaced are du-
bious, others just wrong.
For example, a report out
of Cleveland that the Rays
asked for Carlos Santana
and Danny Salazar plus
top prospects was so
exaggerated that a team
source dismissed it as
"completely off-base."
The Mariners are the
team considered most
likely to make a play
for Price but seem to
talk more about what
prospects they don't
want to trade (Taijuan
Walker, James Paxton).
Agent Bo McKinnis saying

Price wouldn't consider
an extension in Seattle
could dim their interest,
but Price said he would
be "open-minded to
anything." Other teams,
such as the Dodgers and
Rangers, appear viable
trade partners.
As the Rays continue
to listen on Price, they
have other issues to
address. With the payroll
(including Price's ap-
proximate $13 million)
already projected at what
would be a franchise-high
$74 million, they are
weighing several options
in filling out their bench
(right-handed hitting
outfielder or second
baseman, backup corner
infielder, maybe some
combo thereof); consid-
ering JameyWright, Jesse
Crain and maybe Grant
Balfour among candidates
for a bullpen spot; and
looking to trade third
catcher Jose Lobaton.
"Coming into the off-
season there were a num-
ber of things we wanted
to be aggressive to target,
and we feel like we've
gotten a number of guys
that specifically address
those areas," executive VP
Andrew Friedman said
Friday. "There are still
things left we would like
to accomplish and we're
going to be as aggressive
as we can in our pursuit
of returning to October."
Loney passed his phys-
ical but the announce-
ment of his three-year,
$21 million deal has
been held up to work out
details, such as signing
bonus ($4 million to $5


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Source: Rangers sign Choo

The Rangers have made
another Texas-size deal to
improve their offense.
Free agent outfielder
Shin-Soo Choo agreed to
a $130 million, seven-year
contract with the Rangers,
a person familiar with the
deal told The Associated
Press on Saturday.
The person spoke on
condition of anonymity
because there was no offi-
cial announcement about
the deal that is pending a
physical for Choo.
The deal came a month
after the Rangers acquired
five-time All-Star first
baseman Prince Fielder
in a trade with Detroit
for second baseman Ian
Kinsler, their primary
leadoff hitter.
Texas gets the best
offensive player remaining

in free agency, with both
additions under contract
through the 2020 season.
Choo's deal, worth
about $18.6 million per
season, is the third-high-
est this offseason. Second
baseman Robinson Cano
got $240 million over 10
years from Seattle and
outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury,
like Choo, a client of agent
Scott Boras, signed a
$153 million, seven-year
contract with the New
Choo could be at the
top or in the middle
of the lineup. He was
Cincinnati's leadoff hitter
for 143 games last season.
He had a .423 on-base
percentage with 20 stolen
bases and 21 home runs.
The Rangers missed the
playoffs for the first time
in four years.

Rangers' Martin victim
in ransom plot: Like many
Cuban baseball stars, outfielder
Leonys Martin dreamed of leaving the
communist island for Major League
Baseball. Martin accomplished his
goal in 2011 when he signed with
the Texas Rangers, but not before
what court documents and the
Justice Department describe as a
harrowing ordeal in which he was
held for ransom in Mexico while his
family members were kept under
surveillance in South Florida.
Three people have been indicted
in Miami on federal charges of
hostage-taking and extortion
conspiracy counts that carry
potential life prison sentences if they
are convicted and Martin himself
is suing his alleged kidnappers for the
return of more than $1.3 million he
has already paid them.
"I have never heard of a
kidnapping case like this;said Andrew
Zimbalist, a Smith College professor
who specializes in sports economics.

Youth sport specific
personal training and
group sessions: Football,
baseball, basketball, track & field,
volleyball and soccer. Strength
and conditioning, speed, agility,
stretching, mobility and weight
management. Call Elgin, 941-268-
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Foot Landing Running
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runner in six-week training program.
$35 fee includes coaching, registration
for the Strides for Scholarships 5K
and T-shirt. Contact Scott and Krissy
Varner, 239-216-1355 or scottgo-

North Port Youth Soccer
annual meeting: Jan. 8,6:30
p.m., at Narramore Soccer Complex
(behind Glenallen Elementary
School). Election of board members
and officers will take place. Contact

Charlotte County Half
Century League signups:
For 50-and-over team, Jan. 2, 7,
9 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Carmalita
Softball Complex, 6895 Florida St.,
Punta Gorda. Cost: $50. Season starts
Jan. 14. Games played on Tuesday,
Thursday nights. Call Bruce 941-743-
9694 or John 239-243-6150.

60-plus Evening Slow
Pitch league: Signups for the
winter/spring season Thursday, Dec.
31,Jan. 2,Jan. 7. and Jan. 9,5 p.m. at
the Carmalita Complex, Punta Gorda.
Anyone turning 60 by January 2015 is
eligible. Season starts in mid-January.
Contact Vince, 941-624-3630.

Instruction: Age 5 to adult,
at Franz Ross Park YMCA. Register
at or call

Register for free tennis
demo days: Instructor Harry A.
Trisman is USPTR certified and has 20
years of experience. Call 941-429-PARK
to register. Free demo days: Dec. 18,
Dec. 20, Dec. 21.

Free adult clinics: Every
other Saturday through March 29 from
10-11 a.m. at the Rotonda Community
Park. Given by Pete Zeeh and Art
Richards. Call 941-548-2447.

Rotonda QuickStart:
Free lessons for parents and kids
(12-under), 10-11 a.m. Saturday,
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* NBA: I

3-point barrage

carries Kings

and Isaiah Thomas each
scored 23 points, Marcus
Thornton added 15, and
the Sacramento Kings
held off the Orlando
Magic 105-100 Saturday
DeMarcus Cousins
added 14 points and 11
The Kings connected
on a season-high 12
3-pointers in the victory,
helping to end a three-
game losing streak. They
return home Monday to
host New Orleans.
Arron Afflalo led
Orlando with 26 points
in his return to the
lineup after sitting out
for the first time this
season Wednesday with
an illness. Tobias Harris
finished with 21 points.
The Magic fell to 0-13
when opponents have
scored 100 or more
points. They have lost
four of their last five, and
four straight at home.
KINGS 105, MAGIC 100
Gay 8-20 4-4 23, Thompson 5-7 1-2 11,
Cousins 5-14 4-9 14, Thomas 8-15 4-4 23,

WHO: New York (8-18)
at Orlando (8-19)
WHEN: Monday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Amway Center, Orlando
TV: Fox Sports South
RADIO: No local affiliate

WHO: Atlanta (15-12)
at Miami (20-6)
WHEN: Monday, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: AmericanAirlines
Arena, Miami
TV: Sun Sports
RADIO: 99.3 FM

McLemore 3-3 1-2 9, Outlaw 0-1 0-0 0, Wil-
liams 0-1 1-2 1, Acy 1-1 0-0 2, Fredette 2-4
0-0 5, Gray 1-3 0-0 2,Thornton 6-10 0-0 15.
Totals39-79 15-23 105.
Harris 7-116-8 21, Davis 5-8 0-010,Vucevic
2-6 0-04,Nelson 5-9 1-2 13,Afflalo 9-175-7
26,Nicholson3-90-1 7,Oladipo 5-131-312,
Harkless 2-3 1-2 5, O'Quinn 0-4 0-0 0, Lamb
1-2 0-0 2.Totals 39-82 14-23 100.
Sacramento 25 31 19 30-105
Orlando 31 27 19 23-100
3-Point Goals-Sacramento 12-23 (Thorn-
ton 3-6, Gay 3-6, Thomas 3-7, McLemore
2-2, Fredette 1-1, Gray 0-1), Orlando 8-20
(Afflalo 3-5, Nelson 2-4, Oladipo 1-2, Har-
ris 1-4, Nicholson 1-4, Lamb 0-1). Fouled
Out-Vucevic. Rebounds-Sacramento
50 (Cousins 11), Orlando 50 (O'Quinn,
Vucevic 9). Assists-Sacramento 17
(Thomas 9), Orlando 17 (Davis, Nelson 3).
Total Fouls-Sacramento 23, Orlando 24.
Technicals-Cousins, Sacramento defen-
sive three second 2. A-14,283 (18,500).


Howard sparks


Houston's victory

- Dwight Howard had 35
points and 19 rebounds,
leading the short-handed
Houston Rockets to a 114-
97 victory over the Detroit
Pistons on Saturday night.
In one of his best
games since joining the
Rockets in the offseason,
Howard dominated Andre
Drummond, Detroit's
promising 20-year-old big
man, and helped Houston
control the game despite
the absence of star guard
James Harden, who was
out with a sprained right
The Rockets also were
without Jeremy Lin, who
has been bothered by
back spasms, and they lost
guard Patrick Beverley to a
fractured right hand.

Grizzlies 95, Knicks 87: In
NewYork, Zach Randolph had 25 points
and 15 rebounds to help Memphis
snap a five-game losing streak with a
victory over New York. Tony Allen added
19 points and eight rebounds. Jerryd
Bayless scored 11 points, including two

free throws to end a New York flurry
that had trimmed a 19-point deficit to
four in the final half-minute.

Wizards 106, Celtics 99:
In Boston, Trevor Ariza scored 27 points
and hit a 3-pointer that capped a
fourth-quarter run in Washington's
comeback victory over Boston. With
Washington trailing 92-84, Ariza
started a 14-1 run with a jumper from
the right corner. John Wall had five of
his 20 points in the surge.

Jazz 88, Bobcats 85: In
Charlotte, N.C.,Trey Burke scored 10 of
his 20 points in the fourth quarter and
Utah snapped Charlotte's three-game
winning streak. Burke hit a 3-pointer
with 1:38 left to put the Jazz up by
three and added a pair of free throws
with 10 seconds remaining.

Bulls 100, Cavaliers 84: In
Chicago, Carlos Boozer scored 19 points
and the short-handed Bulls snapped a
four-game losing streak. D.J. Augustin
scored 18, Tony Snell came on strong in
the second half to finish with 17 points,
and Chicago prevailed after matching
its longest slide in four years under
coach Tom Thibodeau.

0 NHL:

Carolina defenseman Justin Faulk, left, maneuvers around Tampa Bay center Alex Killorn during
the second period of Saturday's game in Tampa.

Gudas strikes in OT

to lift Lightning

TAMPA- Radko
Gudas scored 2:16 into
overtime as the Tampa
Bay Lightning beat the
Carolina Hurricanes 3-2
on Saturday night.
Gudas beat Justin
Peters, who kept the
Hurricanes in the game
with a number of great
saves, from the right circle
during a 3-on-1.
Victor Hedman and
Martin St. Louis also
scored for the Lightning.
Valtteri Filppula had two
Peters finished with 47
saves. Jiri Tlusty had a pair
of goals.
St. Louis re-directed
Hedman's shot during
a power play 7:56 into
the third pulled that the
Lightning even at 2-2.
The Hurricanes
went up 2-1 on Tlusty's
short-handed breakaway
goal at 10:11 of the
second. Carolina has
seven short-handed goals
this season, all coming on
the road.
Tlusty put Carolina
up 1-0 when he beat
Ben Bishop with a wrist
shot on the Hurricanes'
first shot at 4:35 of the
first. Bishop had shutout
Carolina in both of his
previous games against
the Hurricanes, making 76
saves over the stretch.
Peters, who en-
tered winless in three
games with a 4.00
against Tampa Bay, made
15 saves before allowing
Hedman's goal that tied
it at 1 with 3:48 left in the
The Lightning outshot
Carolina 19-8 during the

WHO: Tampa Bay (22-11-3)
at Florida (14-8-5)
WHEN: Monday, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: BB&T Center, Sunrise
TV: Fox Sports Florida, Sun
RADIO: 970 AM, 105.9 FM

Peters stopped all 13
shots he faced in the
second, including a
post-to-post glove save
on Filppula's shot during
a power play late in the
period. He turned aside
16 of 17 shots during the
Tampa Bay defenseman
Eric Brewer left in the sec-
ond with an upper-body

Pyatt's long-awaited
return: It had been so long since
Tom Pyatt played, and it was such a
short stint, the Lightning forward said
Saturday's game with the Hurricanes
seemed like it was his first game of the
"It's been a while;he said before the
game. "I'm just going to go out there
and have fun and notoverthink it;just
make the reads and have fun on it'."
Pyatt missed 32 games with a
broken collarbone sustained Oct. 8 at
Buffalo. He played just 13 minutes,
15 seconds that game, his first of the
season, before getting crunched into
the side boards in the third period by
Marcus Foligno.
Pyatt expected to be cleared for
the Dec. 3 game at Columbus, but a
CT scan showed a gap where the bone
had not healed. He was out more than
10 weeks.
In 8:32 of ice time Saturday
(including 34 seconds on the penalty
kill), he was minus-1 with four shots
and went 2-of-8 on faceoffs.
Pyatt's versatility makes him a
welcome addition, coach Jon Cooper
"He can play the middle, which is

something we've been lacking since
(Steven Stamkos) went down, so it gives
us another option there,"he said. "You
need a guy to jump in the power play.
You need a guy to jump in the PK. He
can do it all. And he's got some speed
out there, so he's going to help out
with our attack .... He's a big part of
our team."
For Pyatt, who had eight goals, 16
points in 43 games last season, the key
Saturday was keeping his enthusiasm in
check -"I'll have to tell myself to slow
down the first couple of shifts;he said
- and be aware of his conditioning.
"After a few games, I'll be right
where I want to be,"he said."l just want
to come in and help the team out. The
guys have been playing unreal. It's been
fun to watch. I want to join in and be a
big part of it."

Stamkos skates: Injured
Lightnings star Steven Stamkos briefly
skated Saturday. The center, who broke
his right leg on Nov. 11, resumed
limited on-ice workouts about 10 days
ago and skated for over 30 minutes
Thursday. Stamkos has said he hopes
to return in February. The team's injury
list that peaked at nine is down to four:
Stamkos (broken leg), D Keith Aulie
(broken hand), LW Ryan Malone (ankle)
and D Brian Lee (knee).
Contibuting -Tampa Bay Times

Carolina 1 1 0 0- 2
LIGHTNING 1 0 1 1 3
First Period-ICarolina, Tlusty 5 (Dwyer,
Nash), 4:35. 2, LIGHTNING, Hedman 7
(Filppula, Killorn), 16:12. Penalties-
Dvorak, Car (hooking), 5:06; Ruutu, Car
(holding), 11:01; Gudas, TB (interference),
Second Period-3, Carolina, Tlusty 6
(E.Staal, Hainsey), 10:11 (sh). Penalties-
Bellemore, Car (holding stick), 8:48; Glea-
son, Car (tripping), 17:53; Gudas, TB (inter-
ference), 19:02.
Third Period-4, LIGHTNING, St. Louis 15
(Hedman, Filppula), 7:56 (pp). Penalties-
Jo.Staal, Car (tripping), 6:49.
Overtime-5, LIGHTNING, Gudas 2
(Thompson), 2:16. Penalties-None.
Shots on Goal-Carolina 8-10-8-1-27.
LIGHTNING 19-13-17-1-50.
Power-play opportunities-Carolina 0 of
2;TampaBay1 of5.
Goalies-Carolina, Peters 7-8-3 (50
shots-47 saves). LIGHTNING, Bishop 19-
5-2 (27-25).
A-19,204 (19,204). T-2:31. Referees-
Dennis LaRue, Justin St. Pierre. Lines-
men-Brian Mach,Jonny Murray.


VAL D'ISERE, France (AP)
- LindseyVonn skied out and
clutched her knee in pain in
the World Cup downhill race
won by Marianne Kaufmann-
Abderhalden of Switzerland on
Vonn, with boyfriend Tiger
Woods watching on in the finish
area, lost her balance and her
left ski went up in the air, putting
all her weight on her surgically
repaired right knee as she skied
off course.
She didn't fall but grimaced as
she pulled up, clutching her knee
in a worrying sign ahead of the
Sochi Olympics. However, Vonn
remains optimistic that she can
be ready for Sochi.
"I'm going to stick to a similar
plan that I was on before," she
said. "I just need to be more
careful of how many races I do."
earned her firstWorld Cup

victory, finishing in 1 minute,
47.28 seconds and beating
defending overall champion Tina
Maze of Slovenia by 0.29 seconds.

Bode Miller, improving race by race, appears
right on schedule to peak for the Sochi Olympics
in February.
After taking a year off to recover from left knee
surgery, the two-time overall World Cup champion
had his best speed finish of this season with a
fifth-place result in the prestigious Val Gardena
(Italy) downhill. That came a day after placing
eighth in a super-G to crack the top 10 for the first
time in a speed event this year.
Canada's Erik Guay won the race, a year after
missing out on the victory because of changing
weather that required a shortened course....
David Duncan of Canada claimed his first World
Cup victory, while women's world champion
Fanny Smith took the overall lead of the skicross
standings with her first win of the season in San
Candido, Italy. Duncan's compatriot, Brady Leman,
was third, behind Alex Fiva of Switzerland. Armin
Niederer was fourth and maintained his lead in
the skicross standings.
Jan Ziobro of Poland had the longestjump in
both rounds to get his first career victory on the
ski jump World Cup in Engelberg, Switzerland.
Ziobro's teammate Kamil Stoch was runner-up

on the large hill to take the lead in the overall
standings from Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria,
who placed 27th....
Olympic champion Nikita Kriukov of Russia
claimed his first World Cup cross-country victory
by edging Alexey Poltoranin in a classical-style
sprint in Asiago, Italy. Justyna Kowalczyk of
Poland captured the women's event.
Magnus Moan led a 1-2 Norwegian finish at
a Nordic combined World Cup event in Schonach,
Germany, as overall leader Eric Frenzel of Germany
dropped to fifth.
Moan used his speed on the trail to finish
the 10-kilometer cross-country race 4.3 seconds
ahead of Havaard Klemetsen, leader after the ski
jumping portion.
Akito Watabe of Japan was third, 5.1 seconds
behind the winner....
Nick Goepper wrapped up a spot on the U.S.
Olympic team with his second-place finish at the
U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle skiing contest in Copper
Mountain, Colo. Goepper, who grew up skiing on
a 300-foot mountain in Indiana, scored 89.2 -
3.6 shy of winner Andreas Haatveit of Norway.
Haatveit also sewed up his ticket to Sochi.

U.S. wins Duel in the Pool
tiebreaker: In Glasgow, Scotland, in the

tightest finish yet, the United States preserved
its perfect Duel in the Pool record by beating the
European All-Stars in a tiebreaker race.
Both teams were locked on 131 points after 30
events after the U.S fought back from 68-54 down
on Friday. In the extra final race a 200-meter
mixed medley relay Simone Manuel anchored
the U.S. to victory, finishing 0.2 seconds ahead of
British swimmer Francesca Halsall.
Eugene Godsoe, Kevin Cordes and Claire
Donahue joined Manuel to finish in a short-course
world record time of 1 minute, 31.17 seconds. The
Europeans were timed in 1:31.37.

Hall outpoints Malinga: In Leeds,
England, Stuart Hall took the vacant IBF bantam-
weight title early today, unanimously outpointing
Vusi Malinga of South Africa. With his left eye
swollen completely shut through the final four
rounds, Hall received winning scores of 116-111,
117-110 Oand 117-110. He floored Malinga in the
third round.
The 33-year-old Hall took up boxing at age
28 after spending five years on a drink and
drug-fuelled binge in Ibiza....
Kiko Martinez successfully defended his IBF
junior featherweight title on Saturday, stopping
Jeffrey Mathebula in the ninth round.



split with


Krejci snapped a tie and
set up Milan Lucic's goal
as the Boston Bruins
earned a split of a
two-game set with a 4-1
victory on Saturday night.
Reilly Smith had a
power-play and an empty-
netter for Boston, which
won its seventh straight at
home. The Bruins haven't
lost there in regulation
since late October, going
12-0-2 in their last 14
Zemgus Girgensons
scored for the Sabres,
who beat the Bruins 4-2
in Buffalo on Thursday
night. The Sabres,
who haven't won three
straight this season, had a
two-game winning streak

Ducks 5, Islanders 3: In
Uniondale, N.Y., Ryan Getzlaf scored
three goals and the Anaheim Ducks
rallied for their eighth straight win,
beating NewYork. Down 3-1, the
Ducks scored four times in the third

Red Wings 5, Maple
Leafs 4, SO: In Toronto, Daniel
Alfredsson scored the shootout winner
for Detroit in the Red Wings'victory
over the Maple Leafs in a Winter Classic
preview. The Red Wings had lost 11
straight shootouts, six this season.

Canadiens 4, Predators
3, OT: In Nashville, Tenn., David
Desharnais scored at 1:43 of overtime
to give Montreal a victory. Desharnais
stripped the puck from defenseman
Mattias Ekholm along the left boards,
skated to the left faceoff dot and
ripped a slap shot over goalie Carter
Hutton's left shoulder.

Devils 5, Capitals 4, OT:
In Washington, Andy Greene scored 43
seconds into overtime, MarekZidlicky
had two goals and the Devils rallied
to win. Greene knocked the rebound
of a shot by Jaromir Jagr past Braden
Holtby for the game-winner.

Penguins 4, Flames 3:
In Pittsburgh, Sidney Crosby scored
his 20th goal of the season, helping
Pittsburgh earn its season-high
seventh straight victory. Crosby had
a goal and two assists to extend his
season-high points streak to 10 games.
He leads the NHL with 54 points.

Coyotes 4, Senators 3,
OT: In Ottawa, Ontario, Antoine
Vermette completed a hat trick at 2:23
of overtime to lift Phoenix past Ottawa.
Vermette pounced on the loose puck
in front of goalie Craig Anderson and
pushed it through to the back of the
net to beat his former team.

Kings 3, Avalanche 2,
SO: In Los Angeles, Martin Jones
made 23 saves and stopped all three
shots in the shootout to become the
second goalie in NHL history to win
each of his first eight games, and the
Angeles Kings got goals from Jeff
Carter and Justin Williams.

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* WEEK 16

0 NFL:


go for



Jacksonville Jaguars
already cost one NFL
coach his job this season.
It could happen again.
The reeling Tennessee
Titans (5-9) visit
Jacksonville today, quite
possibly with coach
Mike Munchak's future
at stake. The Titans have
lost three in a row, five of
six and eight of 10. Five
of those eight losses were
by eight points or fewer,
but playing close games
seemingly has done
little for Munchak's job
New president and
chief executive officer
Tommy Smith said last
week he will thoroughly
review the franchise after
the season and make any
changes deemed neces-
sary. Munchak surely
doesn't want getting
swept by Jacksonville
(4-10) on his resume.
"You get numb to it
because you know that
it's part of the process the
last month of the season,"
said Munchak, who has
been with the franchise
as a player and coach for
three-plus decades. "If
you're not in the playoff
hunt, then there's only
one other thing to dwell
on, and that's what
changes do you make. So
you've got to endure that
a little bit, so that's what
we're going through here
Jacksonville will try to
endure with its second-
team offense on the field
against Tennessee.
The Jaguars likely will
be without six players
who were projected
starters before the
season: wide receiver
Cecil Shorts III (IR/groin),
receiver Justin Blackmon
(suspended), left tackle
Eugene Monroe (traded),
right tackle Luke Joeckel
(IR/ankle), guard Will
Rackley (IR/concussion)
and quarterback Blaine
Gabbert (benched).
Without Shorts and
Blackmon, the Jaguars
have turned to tight end
Marcedes Lewis down the
stretch this season.
Lewis, who missed
most of the preseason
and the first seven games
with a nagging calf
injury, has 16 catches
for 202 yards and three
touchdowns in the last
six games. He has scored
in each of the last three
The Jaguars, playing
their last home game this
season, are planning a
send-off for center Brad
Meester, the franchise's
all-time leader in games
played and games started
(207). He is retiring after
14 seasons.


Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad
Meester (2000-present) is one of
only five active players who have
spent at least 14 seasons with the
same team. The others:
QB Tom Brady
New England Patriots 2000-present
K Phil Dawson*

Cleveland Browns 1999-2012
K Sebastian Janikowski
Oakland Raiders 2000-present
LS Patrick Mannelly
Chicago Bears 1998-present
*-Now with San Francisco 49ers

The 12-team field for the NFL playoffs can be settled today, but that's not the only thing at stake in Week 16. Here's a look at four storylines in play today.
(By Todd Dybas, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash.)

If the Saints want to move back
into discussions of representing the NFC
in the Super Bowl, they need to take
care of things today in Carolina.
The Bears are off to Philadelphia
to face the NFC East division-leading
Eagles. They have won consecutive
games for just the second time this
season and host Green Bay to finish
the regular season. A win today would
put the Bears in a prime spot to host a
playoff game.

The Indianapolis Colts head
to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on
Sunday. Which Colts team shows up
could dictate what kind of playoff run is
in front of Indianapolis. Both teams are
in the playoffs. But, both need to get
things together as the regular season
closes. The Colts used last week's
demolition of the Texans to move into
a positive point differential. That's not a
good sign this late in the season.

The San Francisco 49ers are likely
playing their final game at Candlestick
Park this Sunday before moving to
fancier digs in Santa Clara, Calif., next
season. Most things like lamp posts
and newspaper boxes are fancier
than Candlestick. Peeling paint, rust
and angry fans are the norm. The fans
may stay the same, but a desperately
needed move to an improved venue
can only help the 49ers.


Denver quarterback Peyton
Manning has a shot at two
records this season: Manning has
11 pass yards, trailing Drew Brees'
)rd of 5,467 set in 2011.That'sa
ant mark. But, Manning is just three
:hdowns away from Tom Brady's
)rd of 50 regular-season passing
:hdowns set in 2007. With two
eks to play, it's possible Manning
es over that record.


Stumble recovery

Dolphins losing streak players said
there was a different vibe
can clinch this year than in past
seasons when Miami had
improbable similarslides.
"When stuff started to
playoff spot get hard and the pressure
rBy ANDREW ABRAMSON started to build up, we
PALM BEACH POSTON started making mistakes.
PAm EA, OS tWe started doing things
DAVIE -When the not characteristic of us,"
Miami Dolphins went cornerback Nolan Carroll
through most of October said. "This year, I don't
Without a win, a total see it. I see us finishing
collapse seemed more games, guys wanting to
likely than a playoff run. T D make plays and everybody
But now they have a working together as a
chance to clinch a playoff team to get the job done."
berth today. And if they BCarroll credited coach
do it, the Dolphins will be o th e Joe Philbin for keeping the
one of 27 teams to lose i team focused during the
four straight games during losing streak.
the regular season but still "We grew together
qualify for the playoffs. as a team, together as
Of the eight teams to AP PHOTO brothers, together as a
do it since divisional family," Carroll said. "We
realignment in 2002, four Miami coach Joe Philbin gestures to officials during the second told ourselves, 'If we can
of them made it past the half of last Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. finish the season strong,
first round of the playoffs, that's a locker room that's to win their final two if we can make a run, as
three made it to the long as we can get into the
trene cadmeit o t n s thip probably a better locker games against Buffalo and lona w o thingo hel
conference championship romteitwssvn teNwY kJtwhc tournament, nothing else
room then it was seven the New York Jets, which mtes
game, two reached the weeks ago." would guarantee them a "We'ersi .
Super Bowl, and the 2011 The Dolphins started playoff berth. "We're resilient. We've
NewYork Giants won the athe season 3-0 and then They could clinch a Y ou a t
Lombardi Trophy. dropped their next four playoff berth today if crazy stuff and we've stuck

"I seea littl bitrofthat ga e i i n ex four Bay.ayoff berthin icetoayif o a e narw ev
"We had a pretty good games. They just barely they defeat the Bills, together."
locker room and everyone won the next game, Baltimore loses at home Philbin was the tight
stuck together, nobody defeating Cincinnati in to New England and ends coach on the 2004
pointed a finger at one overtime on Halloween Cincinnati loses at home Green Bay Packers team
another," said former days after Martin left to Minnesota. that won its opener then
Raiders quarterback Rich the team and accused It's even possible that dropped four in a row
Gannon, whose e w2002 fIncognito of harassment. the Dolphins could win before winning nine of 11
Oakland team shook off The locker room the AFC East. They'd need games and winning the
a four-game, midseason harassment scandal didn't to win their final two NFC North. They lost at
losing streak to win seven really blow up until after games while New England home to the Vikings in the
of its last eight games and the Bengals win. Incognito would have to lose at first round of the playoffs.
reach the Super Bowl. "We was suspended days Baltimore and at home He said the key for the
kept our poise, we dealt later, the Dolphins made to Buffalo in the season Dolphins has been to not
with adversity and I think national headlines for all finale. "get too low or too high."
we came out of it as a the wrong reasons and Despite all the playoff "You can't get caught up
football team. they dropped their next talk, Dolphins players in, 'We've won x-amount
"I see a little bit of that game in Tampa Bay. know nothing is certain, of games in a row, we've
with the Dolphins. They're Since then the Dolphins Buffalo already defeated lost x-amount of games in
5-2 since the Jonathan have won four of their them earlier this year in a row,"' Philbin said. "The
Martin/Richie Incognito last five games and are Miami, the third game of focus has to be on prepar-
deal, they've won four of on a three-game winning the Dolphins' slide ing the team to play the
their last five games and streak. They are favored But even during the game in front of them."

New Orleans (10-4) at Carolina (10-4) 1p.m. No TV Panthers by 3
Saints seemed powerless at St. Louis. Winner: Panthers. Their only loss in past 10 was at New Orleans in Week 14, and Saints don't travel well.
Tennessee (5-9) at Jacksonville (4-10) 1 p.m. No TV Titans by 5
Home has not been good for the Jaguars (1-6). Winner: Titans. They lost by 2 at home in first meeting. Fantasy Football: Titans WR Kendall Wright is emerging.
Tampa Bay (4-10) at St.BLouis (6-8) 1 p.m. FOX Rams by 4
Quinn meets Glennon. Often. Winner: Rams. Their pass rush beat up Drew Brees last week, held Jimmy Graham to two catches. FF: Over/under on Quinn sacks is 3.5.
Miami (8-6) at Buffalo (5-9) 1p.m. CBS Dolphins by 21/2
It's a tough place for Dolphins to play this time of year. Winner: Dolphins. Their momentum will carry the day. FF: Bills start Thad Lewis at QB for E.J. Manuel.
Minnesota (4-9-1) at Cincinnati (9-5) 14p.m. No TV Bengals by 8
Bengals smarting after poor showing in Pittsburgh. Winner: Bengals. Cincinnati is the better team with Adrian Peterson ailing. FF: Matt Cassel has a hot hand for Vikings.
Denver (11-3) at Houston (2-12) 1 p.m. No TV Broncos by 10
Matt Schaub starts for Texans with Case Keenum out. Winner: Broncos. No Wes Welker, no matter. FF: For some reason, sensing a pick-6 or two by Broncos defense.
Indianapolis (9-5) at Kansas City (11-3) 1 p.m. No TV Chiefs by 7
Colts won 20-13 in K.C. lastyear. Winner: Chiefs. Reid has revved up the offense the past two weeks, and special teams remain supreme. FF: Jamaal Charles is sizzling.
Dallas (7-7) at Washington (3-11) 1 p.m. No TV Cowboys by 3
This week's upset special. Winner: Redskins. Cowboys defense can't stop anyone, and offense forgetting to run doesn't help. FF: Kirk Cousins, Alfred Morris should thrive.
Cleveland (4-10) at N.Y. Jets (6-8) 1p.m. No TV Jets by 11/2
Rex Ryan's last Jets home game? Winner: Browns. They have a better QB, and no one on Jets offense comes close to Josh Gordon in talent.
Arizona (9-5) at Seattle (12-2) 4:05 p.m. No TV Seahawks by 101/2
Cardinals need this badly to reach playoffs. Winner: Seahawks. Wilson is 14-0 at home. FF: Wilson had 3 TD passes, no picks at Arizona in first meeting.
N.Y. Giants (5-9) at Detroit (7-7) 4:05 p.m. No TV Lions byA9L2
Endless turnover possibilities. Winner: Lions. Eli Manning has thrown 25 picks, Matthew Stafford 11. FF: Rueben Randle might get more NY targets with Victor Cruz out.
*New England (10-4) at Baltimore (8-6) 4:25 p.m. CBS Ravens by 2"/2
Tom Brady won't get"Tuckered"out. Winner: Patriots. Ravens need TDs to win here, and Joe Flacco's in a knee brace. FF: Expect a strong showing by Shane Vereen.
Oakland (4-10) at San Diego (7-7) 4:25 p.m. No TV Chargers by 10
Raiders have lost four in a row since. Winner: Chargers. Philip Rivers & Co. avenge 27111 loss Oct. 6 at Oakland. FF: Ryan Matthews bids for third 100-yard game in a row.
Pittsburgh (6-8) at Green Bay (7-6-1) 4:25 p.m. No TV Packers by 21/2
The Steelers are 2-5 on road. Winner: Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger won't help Packers with Tony Romo-like blunders. FF: No one present to slow Steelers'Antonio Brown.
Chicago (8-6) at Philadelphia (8-6) 8:30 p.m. NBC Eagles by 3
Best rookie coaches vie. Winner: Eagles. Chip Kelly will make sure his defense's 48-point yield at Minnesota was an anomaly. FF: LeSean McCoy rebounds with a big day.
:Atlanta (4-10) at San Francisco (10-4) 8:40 p.m. ESPN 49ers by 13
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says he watches a lot of"Judge Judy."Winner: 49ers. This matchup is far less compelling than the courtroom reality show.
--Earl Bloom, Orange County Register

Playoff storylines in play for Week 16:

Denver, Indianapolis and Kansas City
in the AFC and Seattle in the NFC have
clinched playoff berths.
That leaves three postseason spots
in the AFC and five in the NFC to be
Here's a breakdown of this week-
end's playoff scenarios by division:

New England: Can clinch division
title with a win or tie at Baltimore OR
Miami loss or tie at Buffalo.
The Patriots also can clinch a first-
round bye with a win AND a Cincinnati
loss or tie against Minnesota AND an
Indianapolis loss or tie; OR a tie, a
Cincinnati loss AND an Indianapolis
loss. If the Patriots lose at Baltimore,
they can still clinch a playoff spot with
a Cincinnati loss or tie.
Miami: Can clinch playoffspot
with a win at Buffalo AND a Baltimore
loss to New England AND a Cincinnati
loss against Minnesota.

Cincinnati: Can clinch division
title with a win against Minnesota
AND a Baltimore loss or tie to New
England; OR a tie AND a Baltimore
loss. The Bengals can also clinch a
playoff spot with a win AND a Miami
loss or tie; OR a tie AND a Miami loss.
Baltimore: Can clinch playoff spot
with a win against New England AND
a Miami loss at Buffalo AND San Diego
loss or tie against Oakland.

Indianapolis: Has clinched division

Denver: Can clinch division title
and first-round bye with a win at
Houston AND a Kansas City loss to
Indianapolis. The Broncos also can
clinch home-field advantage if they
win, the Chiefs lose AND New England
loses or ties at Baltimore.

Philadelphia: Can clinch with a
win against Chicago AND Dallas loss or
tie at Washington.

Chicago: Can clinch division title
with a win at Philadelphia AND a
Detroit loss or tie against N.Y. Giants
AND Green Bay loss to Pittsburgh.

New Orleans: Can clinch division
title and first-round bye with win at
Carolina. The Saints also can clinch a
playoff spot with an Arizona loss at
Seattle; OR a tie AND San Francisco
loss or tie Monday night against
Atlanta; OR tie and Arizona tie; OR a
San Francisco loss AND an Arizona tie.
Carolina: Can clinch a playoff spot
with a win against New Orleans; OR a
tie AND an Arizona loss at Seattle; OR
a tie AND a San Francisco loss Monday
night against Atlanta; OR an Arizona
loss and a San Francisco loss.

Seattle: Can clinch division
title and home-field advantage
throughout NFC playoffs with a win or
tie against Arizona; OR a San Francisco
loss or tie Monday night against
San Francisco: Clinches a playoff
spot with a win Monday night against
Atlanta; OR an Arizona loss at Seattle;
OR a tie AND an Arizona tie.
-Associated Press

News and notes from around the
The Cleveland Browns placed WR
Davone Bess on the reserve/non-foot-
ball illness list, ending his season with
two games left and after he missed
practice time this week for "personal
reasons:'The 28-year-old Bess was
excused from practice on Thursday and
Friday by Browns coach Rob Chudzinski,
who said Josh Cooper and Greg Little
would likely get most of the snaps at
slot receiver, Bess' primary position.
Acquired from Miami in a trade on draft
day, Bess caught 42 passes for 362
yards and two touchdowns and leads
the NFL with 14 drops....
Jacksonville Jaguars running back

Maurice Jones-Drew might be able to
play today against the Tennessee Titans.
Coach Gus Bradley said Jones-Drew will
be a game-day decision, and will work
out this morning. He missed last week's
game against Buffalo with a lingering
hamstring injury.

-Associated Press

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with winning records.
This can't be empha-
sized enough. The Colts'
Andrew Luck (11-5),
Seahawks' Russell Wilson
(11-5) and Redskins'
Robert Griffin III (10-6)
were aberrations last
season, the likes of
which we might not see
for another decade or
Hoping to catch light-
ning in a bottle, some
teams went with rookies
this year but without
much success. The Jets'
Geno Smith (6-8), Bills'
EJ Manuel (4-6) and Jeff
Tuel (0-1) and Raiders'
Matt McGloin (1-4)
combined for a .366
winning percentage.
Glennon, who lost his
first five starts, is 4-7
What's more, it's no
accident that three of
the four worst pass
offenses Bucs, Jets
and Bills are led by
Need more evidence?
The Bucs average 283.7
yards overall. The last
time they averaged that
few was 2006 (270.1)
when wait for it -
rookie Bruce Gradkowski
was at quarterback for
13 games.
"I think a lot of it has
to do with the team
you're on," Bucs coach
Greg Schiano said.
"Rookie quarterbacks,
no matter how bright
they are, they may learn
their system. What is
different from college is
the multiplicity of the
defenses they see. You
can show them on video.
You can try to simulate
it as a scout team, show
team, walk-through look.
But until you see it at
full speed with the level
of players that we see in
the defenses, that's the
part that can't be repli-
cated. And I think that's
where guys learn."
It would be unfair to
suggest Glennon belongs
in the same class as
Luck, Wilson or RG3.
Start with the fact he
was a third-round pick.
We'll also never know
his upside based on his
rookie year, especially
given the injuries on
offense to skill players
including RB Doug
Martin, RB Mike James,
WR Mike Williams and
TE Tom Crabtree.
Under the circum-
stances, it's hard to
evaluate Glennon even
after 11 starts. He has
been surprisingly agile
in the pocket. He could
be more accurate down-
field. At times, he holds
onto the ball too long
but overall has taken
care of it.
The most definitive
thing you can say is
Glennon has played a lot
like a rookie. Right now,
he's learning. Winning
comes later rather than

Nix Nicks? It's no surprise
G Carl Nicks won't play again this
season. He appeared in only two
games, none after Sept. 29, due to a
recurrence of MRSA and subsequent
surgery on his toe. Considering K
Lawrence Tynes filed a grievance
against the Bucs for putting him on
the nonfootball injury list instead of
injured reserve after he contracted
MRSA, it wasn't likely the Bucs
would ticket Nicks for injured
The Bucs paid the $31 million
guaranteed from his five-year,
$47.5 million over the first two
seasons. Presumably, that would

enable them to walk away after two
years, during which Nicks played
only nine games.
Worse, the team has no way of
assessing what damage foot surgery
and the MRSA infection have done
to his game. There's a chance Tampa
Bay fans have seen the last of Nicks.



NEWYORK -Lenzelle
Smith Jr. scored seven of
his nine points in the final
33 seconds and No. 3 Ohio
State rallied from an eight-
point deficit with 1:54 to
play to beat Notre Dame
FXybt 64-61 on Saturday night
in the BlackRock Gotham
Classic at Madison Square
AP PHOTO Garden.
jard Trey The Buckeyes (12-0),
wl Classic. who had a woeful second
half from the field, closed
k the game on a 14-3 run
and Smith was the key to
the closing spurt.
/ Jerian Grant hit a
3-pointer as the shot
clock was expiring to give
n the Fighting Irish (8-4) a
seemingly comfortable 58-
50 lead with 1:54 to play.
But the Buckeyes turned
up the defensive intensity
sby lan andthey converted con-
eft gave secutive steals into a 58-56
good. deficit with 40 seconds to
n shot go.
s were 0 No. 14 North Carolina
int range. 97, Davidson 85, OT: In Chapel
was 29 Hill, N.C., Marcus Paige scored 11 of
ige. his 17 points in overtime to help North
4 or 16 Carolina hold off Davidson (4-8).The
1. That's Tar Heels (8-3) bounced back from
orida Wednesday's loss to Texas and avoid
ass coach another surprising home defeat.
n lows in No.5 Michigan St. 92,
ing (37 Texas 78: In Austin, Texas, Adreian
Payne scored a career-high 32 points and
wore Michigan State (10-1) dominated the
final 11 minutes against Texas (10-2).
ms to
for Native
rNative No. 6 Louisville 85, FlU
)original g;^^ ^^
original 56: In Miami, Russ Smith scored 18
points, Wayne Blackshear added 13 and
Louisville (11-1) won its sixth straight,
!2 UMASS 55
2UMASS55 easing past FIU (8-5).
-4 0-0 2, Lalanne
4-8 12, Williams No. 8Villanova 88, Rider
, Bergantino 1-1
20-60 14- 2455 67: In Villanova, Pa., freshman Josh
Hart came off the bench to score 19
t 2-10 0-i 5, Bo- points and Villanova stayed perfect
t 1-4 0-0 2, Bran-
2,Thomas5-11 with a rout of Rider. One of 12
D3-41-57.Totals unbeaten teams remaining in Division
I, the Wildcats (11-0) are off to their
i0 -2' Esho 0-I, best start since the 1961-62 team won
rterO-4,Williams its first 12.
ist 1-2, Bookert
Fouled Out No. 15 Memphis 77, SE
43 (Lalanne 15),
Assists-UMass Missouri St. 65: In Memphis,
(Miller 4). Total Tenn., Shaq Goodwin scored 20 points,
St. 19.A-NA. Joe Jackson added 16 and Memphis
.............. (8-2) pulled away for a win over
Southeast Missouri State (7-4).

No. 18 Kansas 86,
Georgetown 64: In Lawrence,
*1 Kan.,Tarik Blackcame offthe bench
to score 17 points, Joel Embiid also
had 17 and Kansas (8-3) bludgeoned
t I Georgetown (7-3) in the Hoyas'first
visit to Allen Fieldhouse.

Illinois 65, No. 23
y nine Missouri 64: St. Louis, Tracy
ds. Abrams scored a season-best 22 points
on the and made two free throws with 4.6
r their seconds to lift Illinois (10-2) over
Missouri in the annual Braggin'Rights
guete game. The Tigers (10-1) entered the
e re-
ison-high -jjj~ ^ .

Florida State's Xavier Rathan-Mayes, right, and Okaro White (10) battle Massachusetts gu
Davis, left, for control of a loose ball in the first half of Saturday's game at the Orange Bo

Seminoles bloc

UMass from wi

SUNRISE Confronted
with twin-tower defend-
ers, Massachusetts needed
to shoot well from the
perimeter Saturday, and
couldn't do it.
The 22nd-ranked
Minutemen went 1 for 15
from 3-point range and
were beaten for the first
time this season when
Florida State scored the
game's final six points to
win 60-55 in the Orange
Bowl Classic.
In the second game of
the doubleheader, No. 16
Florida beat Fresno State,
Florida State had a
season-high 12 blocks.
Boris Bojanovsky, a
7-foot-3 sophomore, had
a career-high seven blocks
in 16 minutes. Michael
Ojo, a 7-1 sophomore,
added two blocks, seven
points and eight rebounds
in 19 minutes.
"To beat them, you're
going to have to make
some 3s," UMass coach
Derek Kellogg said. "I'm
not sure I've seen a team
shoot 1 for 15 from 3 and
win. I'm not sure that's


WHO: Charleston Southern (3-6)
at Florida St. (7-3)
WHEN: Monday, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Tucker Center,
RADIO: No local affiliate

Florida State (8-3) beat
a ranked team for the
second time this season.
UMass (10-1) had been off
to its best start since 1995.
FSU's Aaron Thomas
scored 18 points and was
voted the game's most
valuable player. His two
free throws with 2 seconds
left sealed the victory.
"We needed this victory
going into the Christmas
break," Seminoles coach
Leonard Hamilton said.
"Santa Claus came early."
Chaz Williams' driving
layup put the Minutemen
up 55-54 with 1:51 to go,
but they failed to score
on their final four posses-
sions while committing
two turnovers, including
one when Lalanne was
called for hanging on the
rim on a dunk.

Two free throw
Miller with 1:061(
FSU the lead for
The Minuteme
a season-low 33 f
and their starters
for 12 from 3-poi
Their point total
below their avera
"I remember 1z
layups we missed
attributable to Fl
State's size," UMa
Derek Kellogg sai
FSU had season
points and shoot
The Seminoles
turquoise uniform
raise awareness fi
American and Ab

UMASS (10-1)
Carter 2-125-89, Putney1-
5-11 0-1 10, Gordon 4-9 4
4-142-210, Esho 2-61-25,
0-02,Davis 1-32-35.Totals
White 5-10 0-0 10, Gilchrist
janovsky2-5 0-0 4, Bookert
don 4-9 0-0 8, Smith 1-2 0-2
8-818, Miller 1-102-24,Ojc
Halftime-Florida St.
Goals-UMass 1-15 (Davis
0-4), Florida St. 1-7 (Gilchr
0-1, Brandon 0-1,Miller 0-3
None. Rebounds-UMass
Florida St. 47 (Brandon 9). P
8 (Williams 3), Florida St. 11
Fouls-UMass 20, Florida S

Florida's defense(

muzzles Fresno S

SUNRISE -The Florida
Gators kept making
Fresno State miss, and
kept grabbing rebounds.
Eventually, the Gators
started to sink some shots,
No. 16-ranked Florida
won with defense
Saturday, allowing its
lowest point total of the
season to beat Fresno
State, 66-49.
Florida held the
Bulldogs to 32-percent
shooting, a season-best by
the Gators. Fresno State
went 4 for 17 from 3-point
range, including a basket
from near midcourt at the
final buzzer.
"This was probably
our best game defen-
sively from start to
finish," Gators coach Billy
Donovan said. "I was
happy with the way we
guarded. They weren't able
to score quickly on us.
They had to go deep into
the shot clock."
Casey Prather scored 16
points for the Gators (9-2),
who had a 47-24 advan-
tage in rebounds. Prather
was voted the game's most
valuable player.

WHO: Savannah State (1-10)
at No. 16 Florida (8-2)
WHEN: Sunday, 3 p.m.
WHERE: O'Connell Center,
RADIO: 1250 AM

Fresno State (6-6) lost
its third game in a row
and fell to 1-5 away from
In the first game of
the doubleheader, No.
22 Massachusetts lost to
Florida State, 60-55.
The Gators went 1 for
13 from 3-point range in
the first half, but thanks
to their defense, they still
led 23-19. Defense was an
area Donovan emphasized
in practice after Florida
gave up 75 points Tuesday
in a win over Memphis.
"We did a great job
doing things we've been
trying to do in practice,"
Prather said. "We've just
been trying every day to
stay hungry as possible to
get better on defense and
become great defensively."
While Fresno State
missed 34 shots, the

Bulldogs had onl
offensive reboun
The Gators' edge
boards was by fat
largest this year.
Florida's Will Ye
had five offensive
bounds and a sea


1Ohio St. rallies

to defeat Irish;

1 UNC survives

10 total.
"The most underrated
guy tonight was Will,"
Donovan said. "He was
Scottie Wilbekin had 11
points and Yeguete nine
for the Gators, who won
away from Gainesville for
the third time this season.
Patric Young, who didn't
start because of a sore
knee, contributed eight
points and nine rebounds.
FRESNO ST. (6-6)
Davis 1-3 2-4 4,Watson 3-63-3 10, Johnson
2-7 0-0 4, Guerrero 5-14 4-4 17, Harris 4-8
2-6 10, Owootoah 0-2 2-2 2, Edo 1-5 0-0 2,
Giddings 0-5 0-0 OWilliams 0-0 0-0 0.Totals
Finney-Smith 3-9 1-2 7,Yeguete 2-4 5-6 9,
Prather 8-11 0-0 16, Wilbekin 4-14 2-3 11,
Frazier I 1-5 1-2 4, Hill 2-2 1-2 7,Young 3-9
2-2 8, Edwards00 0-0 0, Walker 1-2 1-2 4,
Kurtz 0-1 0-2 0, Donovan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals
Halftime-Florida 23-19. 3-Point Goals-
Fresno St. 4-17 (Guerrero 3-8, Watson
1-1, Johnson 0-1, Giddings 0-1, Davis 0-1,
Owootoah 0-1, Harris 0-4), Florida 5-18 (Hill
2-2, Walker 1-1, Frazier II 1-5, Wilbekin 1-7,
Finney-Smith 0-3). Fouled Out-None. Re-
bounds-Fresno St. 24 (Davis 4), Florida 47
(Yeguete 10).Assists-Fresno St.6 (Guerre-
ro 4), Florida 12 (Wilbekin 3). Total Fouls-
Fresno St. 18, Florida 17. A-11,214.

Elon at Florida Atlantic, 1 p.m.
Valparaiso at Central Florida,
2:30 p.m.
La Salle at Miami, 3p.m.
Radford vs. Sacred Heart, 3 p.m.
Florida A&M vs. Florida Gulf
Coast, 5:30 p.m.
South Florida vs. Mississippi St.,

Check out Zach Miller's pregame
report for FGCU-Florida A&M at

game as the lone unbeaten school in
the SEC.

No. 19 Kentucky 93,
Belmont 80: In Lexington, Ky.,
Julius Randle scored a career-high 29
points and led a second-half rally lifting
Kentucky (9-3) past Belmont (8-5).

Kansas State 72, No.21
Gonzaga 62: In Wichita, Kan.,
Thomas Gipson scored eight of his 14
points in the game's decisive minutes
and freshman Marcus Foster also
had 14 points as Kansas State (8-3)
outlasted Gonzaga (10-2).

Central Florida 86, Rio
Grande 58: In Orlando, Kasey
Wilson scored 19 points and had nine
rebounds as Central Florida rolled past
Rio Grande, an NAIA school, in the
first round of the Jackson Hewitt UCF
Holiday Classic.
Daiquan Walker added 11 points
for the Knights (7-3), who won their
fourth straight. Tristan Spurlock,
Eugene McCroy and Matt Williams
had nine points apiece for UCF, which
outscored Rio Grande 45-22 in the final
18 minutes of the game.
"We got up early in the game and
just got complacent,"Wilson said.
"We've got to learn that when we get a
team down, close them out. It took us
awhile to do it, but we eventually got
enough energy to put them away'."
Hertz 5-120-010, Elliott 1 -6 0-0 3, Harris 1-1
0-0 2, Tisdale 4-9 0-0 8, Joiner 4-13 0-0 8,
Mcneal0 0-0 00,Warmack2-9 0-0 6,Young
1-6 0-0 2, Legg 0-0 0-0 0, Davila 0-1 0-0 0,
0-00-00.Totals27-741-5 58.
UCF (7-3)
Spurlock 3-6 2-2 9, Karell 0-0 0-2 0, Wilson
5-9 7-11 19, Sykes 2-6 0-14, Newell 3-8 0-1
7,Walker 4-6 0-0 11, McCrory3-63-3 9,Wil-
liams 3-6 0-0 9, Lang 2-2 0-0 6, Goodwin 1-3
4-6 6, Haney 1-2 0-0 3, Blair 1-21-2 3.Totals
Halftime-UCF 41-32. 3-Point Goals-
Rio Grande 3-27 (Warmack 2-6, Elliott 1-3,
Young 0-1, Davila 0-1, Reagan 0-2, Tisdale
0-4, Hertz 0-4,Joiner 0-6), UCF 13-24 (Walk-
er 3-3, Williams 3-6, Lang 2-2, Wilson 2-3,
Haney 1-2, Newell 1-3, Spurlock 1-4, Good-
win 0-1). Fouled Out-Harris, Young. Re-
bounds-Rio Grande 37 (Hertz 10), UCF 47
(Wilson 9). Assists-Rio Grande 12 (Joiner
4), UCF 20 (Sykes 4). Total Fouls-Rio
Grande 24, UCF 11. A-4,303.
North Florida 68,
Bethune-Cookman 64: In
Jacksonville, Beau Beech and Dallas
Moore scored 15 each as North Florida
(6-7) survived a scare from Bethune-
Cookman (2-13).

Missouri's Jabari Brown collides with Illinois'TracyAbrams
during the first half of Saturday's game in St. Louis.

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Stanford tips Lady Vols


Amber Orrange scored on
Taleft-handed lay-in, was

,TAPW~ot fouled with 25.8 seconds
a e r left and converted thefree
e rs throw, helping seal No.6
Stanford's 76-70 victory
.I...against third-ranked
Tennessee on Saturday that
handed the LadyVols their
p first loss.
Chiney Ogwumike had
32 points, a season-best 20
rebounds and three blocks
as Stanford held off a late
Tennessee rally.
r Stanford (10- 1) has its
first three-game winning

AP PHOTO streak in the rivalry.
Ariel Massengale scored
Tennessee's Meighan Simmons battles for the loose ball 17 points and Meighan
against Stanford forward Kailee Johnson, right, during Simmons 15 to lead the
the first half of Saturday's game in Stanford, Calif. LadyVols (10-1).

No. 25 Gonzaga 69, The loss ended Colorado's streak of 33 North Carolina (11-2) opened with a
Washington St. 62: In Pullman, straight victories in nonconference, 47-28 lead at halftime.
Wash., Haiden Palmer broke out of a regular-season games. Marist 76, No. 20
slump with 20 points, and Gonzaga M rs 7, .6 1 6 n u 2
(10-2) closed the firsthalfona15-4 run, Rutgers 61, No.16 Oklahoma 69: ln Poughkeepsie,
including11 from Palmer, en route to Georgia 58: In Piscataway, N.J., N.Y., Sydney Coffey and Casey Dulin each
building a 36-28 lead. Tia Pressley Kahleah Copper and Betnijah Laney each scored four points in the final 33 seconds

of her 19 in the first half for Washington scored 18 points to lead Rutgers (9-2), to give Marist the upset win. Emma
State (6 6). which led by four at the half. Shacobia O'Connor drilled a 3-pointer and followed
SBarbee finished with 18 points 17 it with a layup to give Marist (7-4) the
No. 19 Nebraska 87, of them in the second half- to lead lead, 53-51 with under 10 minutes left.
South Dakota 53: In Lincoln, Georgia (11-1). M, I.qC..... AA, C;-

Neb., Jordan Hooper scored 19 points and No. 13 Oklahoma State
grabbed seven rebounds for Nebraska 68, Georgia Tech 60: In San
(9-2), which opened with an 11-0 run Juan, Puerto Rico, Liz Donohoe scored 2
in the game's first four minutes and Juapoints Oklahoma State (10 i0). Gesorgiaed 27
had a20-point lead by halftime. Tear'a pits Olaom Stt (100) Georgia
had a 20 point lead by halftime. Teara Tech (8-3) was led by Tyaunna Marshall's
Laudermill had 15 points with five 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kaela Davis
rebounds. and Sydney Wallace both had 13 points
,, _, ,,in the loss.
No. 7 Louisville 69, No. in the loss.
11 Colorado 62: In Louisville, No. 14 North Carolina
Ky., Shoni Schimmel had a season-high 103, High Point 71: In Chapel
30 points and Bria Smith added 13 as Hill, N.C., six North Carolina players
Louisville handed Colorado its first loss. scored in double figures, led by Xylina
Lexy Kresl led Colorado with 17 points. McDaniel's 16 points and eight rebounds.

INU. ,23 byracuse b4', alnl
Joseph's 62: In Syracuse, N.Y.,
Brittney Sykes scored six of her 20
points in the final 2:37, including the
game-winning layup with 3 seconds to
play for Syracuse (10-1).

No. 24 Florida State 72,
Long Beach State 57: In Long
Beach, Calif., Natasha Howard scored 16
points and pulled down 15 rebounds for
the Seminoles (11 -1), who received 14
points apiece fromYashira Delgado and
Morgan Jones. Long Beach (7-5) was led
by Alex Sanchez'21 points.


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FSN Southern U. at Baylor 11 Max Franz, Austria, 1:57.62.
FS1 E.Washington at Seton Hall 13. Erik Fisher, United States, 1:57.7
7p.m. 16. Marco Sullivan, United States, 1
FS1 -California at Creighton 17. Hannes Reichelt, Austria, 1:58.14
NFL FOOTBALL 19.Travis Ganong, United States, 1:5
I P.M.
X-Tampa Bay at Bt. LouAtVal d'Isere, France
FOX Tampa Bay at St Louis 1. Marianne Kaufmann-Abderhalde
4:25 p.m.
CBS New England at Baltimore zerland, 1:47.28.
8p.m. 2.Tina Maze, Slovenia, 1:47.57.
NBC Chicago at Philadelphia 3. Cornelia Huetter, Austria, 1:47.80
SOCCER 4.TinaWeirather, Liechtenstein, 1:4
8:25 a.m. 5. Lotte Smiseth Sejersted, Norway,
NBCSN- Premier League, Tottenham at 6. Fraenzi Aufdenblatten, Swit
Southampton 1:48.30.
10:55 a.m. 7. DominiqueGisin, Switzerland, 1:4
NBCSN Premier League, Everton at 8. KajsaKling, Sweden, 1:48.47.
Swansea City 9. Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany, 1:4
WINTER SPORTS 10. Elisabeth Goergl, Austria, 1:48.5C
2 p.m. Others
NBC USSA, CopperMountain Grand Prix, 14 Leanne SmithUnited States,1:
ski slopestyle and snowboard halfpipe, at 21.Julia Mancuso, United States, 1:4
Frisco, Colo. (same-daytape)
1 p.m. P h c
ESPN California vs. UConn, at NewYork NHL

Pro football

Atlantic Division



en, Swit-






NFL Boston 36 24 10 2 50 100 75
East W L T Pt PF PA Montreal 38 22 13 3 47 96 84
NewEngland 10 4 0 .714 369 311 Detroit 38 17 12 9 43 99 105
DOLPHINS 8 6 0 .571 310 296 Toronto 38 18 16 4 40
NY.Jets 6 8 0 .429 246 367 Ottawa 38 14 17 7 35 106 126
Buffalo 5 9 0 357 300 354 PANTHERS 37 1418 5 33 87 117
South W L T Pdt PF PA Buffalo 36 924 321 64104
y-Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 338 319 Metropolitan Division
Tennessee 5 9 0 357 326 355 GP W LOT Pts GF GA
JAGUARS 4 10 0 .286 221 399 Pittsburgh 38 27 10 1 55 121 83
Houston 2 12 0 .143 253 375 Washington 36 19 13 4 42 115 109
North W L T Pet PF PA NewJersey 37 15 15 7 37 90 94
Cincinnati 9 5 0 .643 354 274 Philadelphia 36 16 16 4 36 89 103
Baltimore 8 6 0 .571 296 277 Carolina 36 14 14 8 36 83 101
Pittsburgh 6 8 0 .429 321 332 N.Y Rangers 36 16 18 2 34 82 100
Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 288 362 Columbus 36 15 17 4 34 97 103
West W L T Pet PF PA N.Y Islanders 37 1020 7 27 93 129
x-Denver 11 3 0 .786 535 372 WESTERN CONFERENCE
x-KansasCity 11 3 0 .786 399 255 Central Division
San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 311 GP W LOTPts GF GA
Oakland 4 10 0 .286 295 393 Chicago 38 25 7 6 56 140 105
NATIONAL CONFERENCE St. Louis 34 23 7 4 50119 81
East W L T Pet PF PA Colorado 35 23 10 2 48 102 83
Philadelphia 8 6 0 .571 364 349 Minnesota 37 20 12 5 45 86 88
Dallas 7 7 0 .500 393 385 Dallas 34 17 12 5 39 99 102
N.YGiants 5 9 0 .357 251 357 Winnipeg 37 16 16 5 37100 108
Washington 3 11 0 .214 305 434 Nashville 36 16 16 4 36 83 103
South W L T Pet PF PA Pacific Division
NewOrleans 10 4 0 .714 359 270 GP W LOT Pts GF GA
Carolina 10 4 0 .714 328 208 Anaheim 38 26 7 5 57 124 96
BUCS 410 0 .286258 324 LosAngeles 37 25 8 4 54 104 71
Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 388 SanJose 35 21 8 6 48113 88
North W L T Pet PF PA Vancouver 38 21 11 6 48 104 92
Chicago 8 6 0 .571 406 391 Phoenix 35 19 10 6 44110 108
GreenBay 7 6 1 .536 353 362 Calgary 36 13 17 6 32 91 115
Detroit 7 7 0 .500 362 339 Edmonton 37 11 23 3 25 95 127
Minnesota 4 9 1 .321 363 425 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for
West W L T Pet PF PA overtime loss.
x-Seattle 12 2 0 .857 380 205 Friday's results
San Francisco 10 4 0 .714 349 228 Vancouver3,Chicago2,SO
Arizona 9 5 0 .643 342 291 Anaheim3,NewJersey2,OT
St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 316 324 N.Y Islanders 5, N.Y Rangers 3
x-clinched playoffspot Washington 4,Carolina 2
y-clinched division Winnipeg 5, PANTHERS 2
Today's games Saturday's results
BUCS at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Los Angeles 3, Colorado 2, SO
Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Detroit 5,Toronto 4, SO
Denver at Houston, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh 4, Calgary 3
DOLPHINS at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Phoenix 4, Ottawa 3, OT
New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. NewJersey5,Washington 4, OT
Dallas atWashington, 1 p.m. Columbus 6, Philadelphia 3
Cleveland at NY Jets, 1 p.m. Montreal 4, Nashville 3, OT
Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Boston 4, Buffalo 1
Tennessee at JAGUARS, 1 p.m. LIGHTNING 3, Carolina 2, OT
Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Anaheim 5, NY Islanders 3
N.Y Giants at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, late
Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, late
Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. Today's games
New England at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. Minnesota at N.Y Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Vancouver, 8 p.m.
Monday's game Monday's games
Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m. Phoenix at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Toronto at N.Y Rangers, 7 p.m.
Anaheim atWashington, 7 p.m.
College football Columbus at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
FCS PLAYOFFS NY Islanders at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Semifinals LIGHTNING at PANTHERS, 7:30 p.m.
Friday's result Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
North Dakota State 52, New Hampshire 14 NewJerseyat Chicago,8p.m.
Saturday's result Boston at Nashville, 8 p.m.
Towson 35, Eastern Washington 31 St. Louis at Calgary, 8 p.m.
Championship Winnipeg at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 4 Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
At FC Dallas Stadium Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.
Frisco, Texas
North Dakota State (14-0) vs. Towson (13-2), ECHL
2p.m. Friday's results
Evansville 6,Wheeling 3
DIV. I PLAYOFFS South Carolina 4, Gwinnett 2
Championship Toledo 2, Kalamazoo 1
Saturma result Greenville 4, Florida 1
Saturday's result Cnint ,Emr
At Braly Municipal Stadium, Florence, Cincinnati 5, Elmira 0
Ala. Reading 5, FortWayne 1
S ~Ontario 3, Stockton 2, SO
Northwest Missouri State 43, Lenoir-Rhyne Ontario 3, Stockton 2, SO
28 Colorado 6, San Francisco 3
Alaska 4, Utah 1
Saturday's results
Skiing South Carolina 3, Gwinnett 2
Greenville 8, Florida 4
MEN'SWORLD CUP DOWNHILL Wheeling 3, Evansville 2, OT
AtVal Gardena, Italy Kalamazoo 2,Toledo 1
1. Erik Guay, Canada, 1:56.65. Reading 2, FortWayne 1, SO
2. Kjetil Jansrud, Norway, 1:56.77. Cincinnati 5, Elmira 4, OT
3.Johan Clarey, France, 1:56.89. Bakersfield at Idaho, late
4. Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway, 1:56.94. Colorado at San Francisco, late
5. Bode Miller, United States, 1:57.04. Ontario at Stockton, late
6. Patrick Kueng, Switzerland, 1:57.28. Utah at Alaska, late
7. Manuel Osborne-Paradis, Canada, : Today'sgames
1:57.45. Colorado at San Francisco, 5:15 p.m.

Stockton at Ontario, 6 p.m.
Greenville at Orlando, 7 p.m.
Bakersfield at Idaho, 7:10 p.m.

Saturday's results
Toronto 5, Charlotte 2
Springfield 2, Hartford 1, SO
Portland 3, Providence 2, SO
Manchester 2, Bridgeport 1
Worcester 3, Hershey 2
Lake Erie 3, Rochester 2, OT
Binghamton 3, Albany 2, OT
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Syracuse 1
Norfolk 3, Adirondack 1
Chicago 3, Grand Rapids 2
Texas 7, Oklahoma City 2
Milwaukee 3, Rockford 1
Iowa 3, San Antonio 2, SO
Today's games
Abbotsford at Hamilton, 3 p.m.
Albany at Bridgeport, 3 p.m.
Milwaukee at Chicago, 5 p.m.
Worcester at Hershey, 5 p.m.

Pro basketball
Atlantic W L Pet
Boston 12 16 .429
Toronto 10 14 .417
Brooklyn 9 17 .346
NewYork 8 18 .308
Philadelphia 8 20 .286
Southeast W L Pet
Miami 20 6 .769
Atlanta 15 12 556
Washington 12 13 .480
Charlotte 13 15 .464
Orlando 8 19 .296 12
Central W L Pet
Indiana 21 5 .808
Detroit 13 16 .448
Chicago 10 16 .385
Cleveland 10 16 .385
Milwaukee 6 21 222 15
Southwest W L Pet
San Antonio 21 6 .778
Houston 18 10 .643 3
Dallas 15 11 .577
NewOrleans 11 13 .458
Memphis 11 15 .423
Northwest W L Pct
Oklahoma City 22 4 .846
Portland 22 5 .815
Denver 14 11 .560
Minnesota 13 14 .481
Utah 8 22 .267
Pacific W L Pct
LA Clippers 18 9 .667
Phoenix 15 10 .600
Golden State 14 13 .519
L.A. Lakers 13 13 .500
Sacramento 8 18 .308
Friday's results
Philadelphia 121, Brooklyn 120, OT
Cleveland 114, Milwaukee 111, OT
Miami 122, Sacramento 103
Atlanta 118, Utah 85
Charlotte 116, Detroit 106
Indiana 114, Houston 81
Toronto 109, Dallas 108,OT
Phoenix 103, Denver 99
L.A. Lakers 104, Minnesota 91
Saturday's results
Memphis 95, NewYork 87
Washington 106, Boston 99
Sacramento 105, Orlando 100
Houston 114, Detroit 97
Utah 88, Charlotte 85
Chicago 100, Cleveland 84
Milwaukee 116, Philadelphia 106
Oklahoma City 113, San Antonio 100
Dallas at Phoenix, late
New Orleans at Portland, late
LA. Lakers at Golden State, late
Denver at LA. Clippers, late
Today's games
Boston at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at LA. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

College basketball
Anderson (SC) 76,Winston-Salem 71
Appalachian St. 100, Milligan 68
Arkansas St. 83, Marshall 82
Boston U. 83, Maryland 77
Campbell 95,Johnson &Wales (NC) 64
Charlotte81,SC-Upstate 76
ETSU 84, Austin Peay79
Florida 66, Fresno St. 49
Florida St. 60, UMass 55
Gardner-Webb 90, Hiwassee 54
Georgia 65,W.Carolina 63
Georgia College 76, Lenoir-Rhyne 72
James Madison 55, Hampton 49
Kent St. 58, Coll. of Charleston 54
Kentucky 93, Belmont 80
LSU 86, UAB 63
Limestone 79, Catawba 59
Lincoln Memorial 83,Virginia-Wise 57
Louisville 85, FlU 56
Lyon 55, Grambling St. 54
MaryWashington 51, Randolph 50
Memphis 77, SE Missouri 65
Miami (Ohio) 79, Tennessee St. 64
N. Kentucky 72, Navy 65
NC State 90, East Carolina 79
North Carolina 97, Davidson 85, OT
North Florida 68, Bethune-Cookman 64
Old Dominion 69, UNCWilmington 57
SC-Aiken 69, King (Tenn.) 63
SE Louisiana 80, UT-Martin 76
Spalding 78,Transylvania 69
Tulane 84, Alabama St. 66
UCF 86, Rio Grande 58
VCU 82,Virginia Tech 52
Vanderbilt 76, Georgia Tech 63
Virginia 57, N. Iowa 43



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3B |





W. Kentucky71,MurraySt. 64
Wake Forest 59, UNC Greensboro 51
Wilmington (Del.) 65, Md.-Eastern Shore 62
Wittenberg 87,Thomas More 70
Wofford 62,Winthrop56
Xavier 77, Alabama 74
Canisius 87, Lamar 74
Coastal Carolina 65, CCSU 62
Columbia 82, Fairleigh Dickinson 59
Dartmouth 84, Longwood 64
Duquesne 95, Mass.-Lowell 77
GeorgeWashington 74, UMBC 61
Harvard 74,Vermont 68
Holy Cross 74, NJIT 55
Lehigh 69, Quinnipiac 58
Manhattan 84, Buffalo 81, OT
Monmouth (NJ) 87, Fordham 78
Northeastern 62, Milwaukee 59
Pittsburgh 73, Cal Poly 56
Providence 94, Maine 70
SaintJoseph's88,Loyola (Md.)77
Slippery Rock94, Cheyney 70
St. Bonaventure 74, Niagara 72
St.John's 96,Youngstown St.87
Temple 101, LIU Brooklyn 65
Villanova 88, Rider 67
Adrian 60, Lawrence 42
Ashland 76, Ohio Christian 69
Augustana (SD) 77,Wayne (Neb.) 55
Butler 68, Evansville 59
Cincinnati 69, MiddleTennessee 48
E.Michigan 81,Oakland 79,OT
Ferris St. 96, Cornerstone 75
Findlay 114, Notre Dame (Ohio) 82
Grand Valley St. 85, Grace Bible 71
Green Bay 74, Fairfield 58
IPFW 86, E. Illinois 65
Illinois 65, Missouri 64
Indiana St.81,IUPUI61
Kansas 86, Georgetown 64
Kansas St. 72, Gonzaga 62
Lewis 75, Malone 71
Michigan Tech 83,Wis.-Parkside 79
Michigan-Dearborn 80, Indiana-East 77
Minn. Duluth 79, St. Cloud St. 78
Minn. St.-Mankato 67, Concordia (St.P.) 58
Missouri St. 68, Alabama A&M 47
N. Dakota St. 90,Towson 82
Nebraska 77,The Citadel 62
Northern St. (SD) 70, Minn. St.-Moorhead
Ohio St. 64, Notre Dame 61
S. Dakota St. 77, North Dakota 70
S. Illinois 66, Ball St. 58
SW Minnesota St. 63, Sioux Fallsi51
Saint Louis 79, NC A&T57
Toledo 71, Cleveland St. 67
Valparaiso 89, Southeastern (Fla.) 46
W. Michigan 92, PrairieView 53
Winona St. 78, Upper Iowa 68
Wis.-Oshkosh 70, North Park 57
Wis.-Stevens Pt. 75, St.Thomas (Minn.) 62
Wright St. 61, UMKC 49
Arkansas 72, South Alabama 60
Charleston Southern 97, Cent. Arkansas
Concordia-Austin 92, Schreiner 88
Houston 54, Rice 52
Michigan St. 92,Texas 78
North Texas 81,Wayland Baptist 77
Oklahoma 64,Texas A&M 52
Oral Roberts 69, Dallas Baptist 55
Stephen F. Austin 83, Elmhurst 49
TCU 70,Tulsa 58
Texas St. 73,Texas-Tyler 54
Texas-Arlington 79, CS Bakersfield 75, OT
Arizona St. 76,TexasTech 62
Cal St.-Fullerton 59, Sacramento St.51
Long Beach St. 82, Montana St.-Billings 75
Loyola Marymount 100, La Sierra 83
Pacific 71,Bradley55|
Pepperdine 76, Houston Baptist 64
San Diego 67, S. Utah 52
San Jose St. 73,Westminster (Utah) 66
UC Davis 80, Air Force 74
UC Irvine 63, Denver 50
UC Santa Barbara 61,W. Illinois 55
UTEP64,Washington St.51

American U. 64, Coppin St. 42
Ball St. 67, N. Kentucky 63
Bellarmine 77,Trevecca Nazarene 67
Bucknell 71, Longwood 47
Charlotte 76, Davidson 60
Chattanooga 70, ETSU 61
Coll. of Charleston 71, South Florida 64
Columbia 78, Kennesaw St. 61
E.Illinois 76,Air Force 44
GRU Augusta 66, Coker 55
Georgia College 50, Limestone 45
Grambling St. 70, Philander Smith 64
Hampton 86, Kansas St. 75,20T
lona 78, UCF 66
King (Tenn.) 75, Mars Hill 53
Lenoir-Rhyne 73, Clayton St. 66
Louisville 69, Colorado 62
Marshall 62, Delaware St. 47
MiddleTennessee 59, S. Dakota St. 44
Murray St. 81, Bethune-Cookman 70
North Carolina 103, High Point 71
North Florida 56, Georgia Southern 47
Oklahoma St. 68, Georgia Tech 60
Old Dominion 60,William & Mary 49
SC-Upstate 65, Furman 55
Southern Miss. 83, New Orleans 61
St. Augustine's 90,Wilmington (Del.) 62
Stetson 74, Nicholls St. 65
Tulane 89, St. Francis (Pa.) 67
UAB 67, George Mason 64
UTEP 88, Belmont 74
Vanderbilt 83, UNC Asheville 57
Virginia 85, Florida Gulf Coast 56
VirginiaTech 82, Radford 33
William Smith 91, Potsdam 66
American International 76, Chestnut Hill 52
Boston College 77, HolyCross 60
Buffalo 78, Niagara 70
E.Michigan 69,Wagner 56
Felician 60, Pace 50

Fordham 71, Manhattan 46 Russell Athletic Bowl
GeorgeWashington 80, NC A&T54 At Orlando
Hartford 70, Sacred Heart 64 Louisville 3 31/2
Harvard 60, Hofstra 41 (561/2) Miami
Loyola (Md.) 56, UMBC 49 BuffaloWild Wings Bowl
Maine 72,Towson 58 AtTempe,Ariz.
Manhattanville81,OldWestbury60 KansasSt. 3 31/2 (55) Michigan
Marist 76, Oklahoma 69 Dec. 30
Mount St. Mary's 85, Md.-Eastern Shore 61 Armed Forces Bowl
Northeastern 95, UMass 76 At FortWorth, Texas
Penn46,Drexel44 Navy 61/2 61/2(551/2) MiddleTenn.
Providence 54, Rhode Island 51 Music City Bowl
Quinnipiac 65, Canisius 55 At Nashville, Tenn.
Rider61,CCSU58 Mississippi 21/2 3 (571/2) GeorgiaTech
Robert Morris 76, Cornell 63 Alamo Bowl
Rutgers 61, Georgia 58 At San Antonio
Seton Hall 74, NJIT 48 Oregon 101/2131/2(671/2) Texas
Shippensburg 81, Seton Hill 72 Holiday Bowl
Siena 49, Binghamton 41 At San Diego
SlipperyRock77,Cheyney66 ArizonaSt. 111/214 (71) TexasTech
St. Rose 67, Dominican (NY) 51 Dec. 31
Stony Brook69,Monmouth (NJ) 52 AdvoCareVlOO Bowl
Syracuse 64, Saint Joseph's 62 At Shreveport, La.
W. Kentucky57,Georgetown55 Arizona 7 71/2(571/2) Boston
West Virginia 88, Duquesne 80 College
Auburn 66, UCLA 60 At El Paso, Texas
Cincinnati 47, Xavier 26 UCLA 71/2 7 (471/2) VirginiaTech
Edgewood 62, Marian (Wis.) 57 Liberty Bowl
Gustavus 66, Augsburg 51 At Memphis,Tenn.
IPFW 84, Detroit 73 Mississippi St. 7 7 (501/2) Rice
Ill .-Chicago 58,Wisconsin 56 Chick-fil-A Bowl
Illinois 77, UT-Martin 62 At Atlanta
lndiana107,ClevelandSt. 73 TexasA&M 111/2121/2(741/2) Duke
Indiana St. 62, Butler 56 NFL
Iowa 73, Drake 51 Today
MichiganTech 80,Wis.-Parkside67 FAVORITE 0 T 0/U UNDERDOG
Milwaukee Engineering 61, Lakeland 55 Miami 21/2 21/2 (43) at Buffalo
Minn.Duluth75,St.CloudSt.66 atCarolina 3 3 (461/2) NewOrleans
Missouri St. 77, SE Missouri 66 Dallas 21/2 3 (531/2)atWashington
N.Iowa66, N. Illinois64 atSt.Louis 51/2 4 (43) TampaBay
Nebraska 87, South Dakota 53 at Philadelphia 4 3 (551/2) Chicago
Northwestern 72, IUPUI 61 atN.Y.Jets 1 11/2(401/2) Cleveland
SaintLouis 50,Evansville49 atKansasCity 61/2 7 (45) Indianapolis
Sioux Falls 66, SW Minnesota St. 53 at Cincinnati 7 8 (48) Minnesota
Wayne (Neb.)64, Augustana (SD)56 Denver 91/2 10 (53) at Houston
WichitaSt.86,AustinPeay64 Tennessee 51/2 5 (44) at
Winona St. 60, Upper Iowa 44 Jacksonville
Wis. Lutheran 71,Concordia (Wis.)56 atSeattle 91/2101/2(431/2) Arizona
SOUTHWEST at Detroit 91/2 91/2 (49) N.Y. Giants
Abilene Christian 76,Jacksonville 72 at San Diego 71/2 10(501/2) Oakland
Arkansas St. 73, Cent. Arkansas 61 atGreenBay 21/2 21/2(441/2) Pittsburgh
Nebraska-Omaha 73, Texas-Pan American at Baltimore 2 21/2 (45) NewEngland
61 Tomorrow
SMU 84, NorthTexas 79, OT at San Franciscol101/213(451/2) Atlanta
Texas-Arlington 75,TexasA&M-CC64 FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG
WEST atWestVirginia 7 Purdue
Arizona 75, UC Riverside 59 at Richmond 6 Ohio
Arizona St. 75, Miami 73 Georgia St. 11 at UTSA
BYU 84, Utah St. 74 at Northwestern 7 Brown
Cal St.-Fullerton 55, Seattle 53 at Bowling Green 21/2 Detroit
DePaul 79, Louisiana-Monroe57 Boston College 1 at Auburn
Gonzaga 69,Washington St. 62 at UCF 3 Valparaiso
Nevada 77, UC Santa Barbara 66 at Miami 3 La Salle
North Dakota 68, N. Colorado 65 UConn 51/2 atWashington
Oregon St. 74, Clemson 41 at UC Riverside 4 N. Illinois
Pepperdine 74, N. Arizona 51 at Dayton 12 Southern Cal
Portland 76, Portland St. 49 at Creighton 91/2 California
Saint Mary's (Cal) 72, CS Northridge 60 at Illinois St. 1 DePaul
SanJoseSt 81, UMKC76 Louisiana Tech 5 at La.-Monroe
Southern Cal 66, Hawaii 55 Milwaukee-x 10 Alabama St.
Stanford 76,Tennessee 70 Northeastern 41/2 atTulane
UC Davis 63, Houston Baptist 58, OT Elon 2 atFAU
Utah 69, Samford 49 Penn 21/2 at Marist
Washington 76, Pittsburgh 69 at Nevada 11/2 lona
Wyoming 72, Idaho 64 at Seton Hall 71/2 E.Washington
TOURNAMENT atWyoming 9 N.Colorado
Beach Classic at UCLA 15 WeberSt
Championship at Indiana 29 Kennesaw
Florida St. 72, Long Beach St. 57 at Penn St. 16 Mount St. Mary's
Third Place x-at New Orleans
Pacific 59, Richmond 57 Diamond Head Classic
Christmas City Classic At Honolulu
Championship First Round
Delaware 77, Lehigh 64 Iowa St 11/2 George Mason
Third Place Akron 11/2 Oregon St.
Youngstown St. 74,Vermont 67 Saint Mary's (Cal) 8 South Carolina
Fairfield Inn Christmas Classic atHawaii Pk Boise St
First Round Las Vegas Classic
McKendree 104, Davis & Elkins 95 First Round
Missouri-St. Louis 84, Kentucky Wesleyan South Florida 41/2 Mississippi St.
56 at UNLV 11 Santa Clara
Gator Holiday Classic NBA
Florida 90, FlU 74 atlIndiana 101/2(190) Boston
Third Place at Oklahoma City 11 (205) Toronto
La Salle 66,Tennessee St. 58 at LA. Clippers 6 (209) Minnesota
Glantz-Culver Line at N.Y. Rangers 115 Minnesota 105
atVancouver -175 Winnipeg +155
Monday Transactions
Beef'O'Brady's Bowl
At St. Petersburg BASEBALL
FAVORITE 0 T 0/U UNDERDOG National League
EastCarolina 121/2 14(621/2) Ohio WASHINGTON NATIONALS Agreed
Tuesday to terms with C Chris Snyder on a minor
HawaiiBowl leaguecontract.
At Honolulu FOOTBALL
Oregon St. 11/2 3 (64) Boise St. National Football League
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Davone Bess on the reserve/non-football
At Detroit illness list.
Bowling Green 51/2 41/2 (50) Pittsburgh GREEN BAY PACKERS -Placed TE Brandon
Poinsettia Bowl Bostick and DT Johnny Jolly on injured re-
At San Diego serve.
N.Illinois 2 11/2 (58) Utah St. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Placed TE John
Friday Carlson on injured reserve. Signed RB Joe
Military Bowl Banyard and DE Justin Trattou from the
At Annapolis, Md. practice squad. Waived CB Robert Steeples.
Marshall 1 21/2(621/2) Maryland HOCKEY
Texas Bowl ECHL
At Houston ECHL Fined Elmira G Maxime Clermont,
Minnesota 41/2 4 (471/2) Syracuse Toledo D Richard Nedomlel and Alaska LW
Fight Hunger Bowl Tommy Mele undisclosed amounts as sup-
At San Francisco elementary discipline for their actions in
Washington 3 3 (60) BYU games on Dec. 20.
Saturday COLLEGE
Pinstripe Bowl DUKE Suspended sophomore RB Jela
At NewYork Duncan from school for an undisclosed vi-
NotreDame 151/2141/2(521/2) Rutgers olation of itsacademic policy.
BelkBowl FLORIDA- Announced junior F-C Damon-
At Charlotte, N.C. tre Harris has left the basketball program
North Carolina 3 21/2(571/2) Cincinnati and was granted permission to transfer.

SThe Sun/Sunday, December 22, 2013


USC routs Fresno St.

Kessler paces

Trojans with

four TD passes

LAS VEGAS Southern
California wrapped up its
rocky season by rolling
over Fresno State in the
Las Vegas Bowl.

344 yards and a bowl-re-
cord four touchdowns in
the Trojans' 45-20 victory
over the 21st-ranked
Bulldogs on Saturday
under Clay Helton, their
third head coach in less
than three months.
Marqise Lee and
Nelson Agholor had
two touchdown catches
apiece, Javorius Allen
rushed two more scores,
and the Trojans (10-4)

Cody Kessler passed for answered every question

about their motivation by
dancing on the sideline
while routing a BCS
contender for the storied
program's first postseason
victory since 2009.
Derek Carr passed for
217 yards and two TDs in
his final game at Fresno
State (11-2), which fell
behind 35-6 at halftime
and failed to secure the
first 12-win season in
school history.
From Kessler's smooth

offense to a dynamic defen-
sive effort against Fresno
State's FBS-best passing
game, USC was uniformly
outstanding in its only
game under Helton.
The offensive coordi-
nator filled the one-game
gap between coaches
Ed Orgeron and Steve
Sarkisian, but USC picked
up right where Orgeron
left off after its desultory
start to the season under
Lane Kiffin.

Southern California coach Clay Helton celebrates with wide receiver
Nelson Agholor after Agholor's 17-yard touchdown reception
against Fresno State in Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday in Las Vegas.

"I was trying to get my
teammates other shots,"
Ivankovic said. "You don't
need to force it. We had
the lead, we just had to
keep it."
The foul-shot spurred
victory was even better for
Charlotte since that has
been a trouble spot this
season. The Tarpons were
led by Dwight Reynolds at
the stripe as the senior hit
13 of 16 free throws.
"We have not shot free
throws very well (this
season)," Charlotte coach
Tom Massolio said. "But
we're starting to see signs
the last three or four
games that we're getting
where we should be."
Reynolds finished
with 17 points and 13

Charlotte High School
girls basketball team took
third place in the Seffner
Christian Christmas
Tournament with a 60-58
victory against Lakeland
on Saturday.
Nine players scored for
the Tarpons (3-11), led
by freshman Kayla Lamb
with 11 and senior Rachel
Bartell with nine.
Michelle Bunch,
another freshman, was
named to the all-tourna-
ment team after scoring
four points and pulling
down 14 rebounds on
"We've got good talent,
and I know the record
doesn't show it we're
really showing a lot of
improvement," Tarpons
coach Mike Robishaw said.

Preston Grimm led
Island Coast with 12
As much as Ivankovic
fired away from long
range early, Island Coast
did its best to keep up.
The Gators hit 2 of 16
3-point attempts in the
first half.
But the love affair with
the 3-pointer also did in
the Gators. After Island
Coast had whittled the
Charlotte lead to 36-35,
the Gators missed their
next six shots all from
behind the arc as the
Tarpons pulled away.
"They shoot the 3-ball
pretty well at times, so
they're going to make runs
here and there," Massolio
said. "Once we were able
to get out and contest
some 3s, I thought we did
a good job of rebounding
and increasing the lead."
The Tarpons didn't

The Tarpons lost
Friday's semifinal game
to Seffner Christian
Academy 66-8.

Port Charlotte 76,
Lakeland Christian 42: The
Pirates won the Lakeland Christian
Holiday Tournament by beating the
host school. Nicksen Blanc led the
way with 17 points, along with 11
from Kyle Collins, nine from Jacob
Smarjesse, and seven each from Tyler
Specht and Keyshawn McLeod.
Port Charlotte (7-1) beat previ-
ously-unbeaten Cambridge Christian
74-35 in the first round on Friday.
Pirates coach Bill Specht said that
he saw plenty of things that his team
still needs to work on in both games
of the tournament, but that the
tournament provided a good bonding
experience for his players.
His team will be back on the
court on Monday for a game against
Berkeley Prep as part of the City of
Palms Classic in Fort Myers.

Charlotte High
School's Nick
Montoya makes a
layup after getting
S past Island Coast's
Marrell Hopson
during Saturday's
game at the
Mariner Christmas
Tournament in Cape
Coral. Montoya had
four points as the
Tarpons beat the
Gators 60-52.
actually make a field goal
in the fourth quarter
until Mason Bokon fed
Nick Montoya for an easy
basket cutting to the
hoop with 2:04 left. But
Charlotte was more than
happy to be taking the
"You've got to do that,"
Massolio said. "When
you've got leads, you've
got to be able to knock
(foul) shots down to win."
Contact Rob Shore at 941-206-1174 or
CHARLOTTE 15 15 10 20- 60
ISLANDCOAST 8 10 18 16- 52
CHARLOTTE (60): Dwa. Reynolds 6,
Montoya 4, Adrian Ivankovic 19, Dwight
Reynolds 17, Bokon 7, Tyler 5, Laishley 2.
Totals:15 (5)25-3160.
ISLAND COAST (52): Casimir 6, King 6,
Preston Grimm 12, Hopson 3, Muhammad
1, Foreman 9, Gunning 2, Hillard 7, Jean-
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- Jared Roberts made a
41-yard field goal with 3
seconds left and Colorado
State overcame a 22-point
deficit to beat Washington
State 48-45 on Saturday in
the New Mexico Bowl.
It was a dramatic
comeback to open the
bowl season and came as
both quarterbacks threw
for close to 800 years
With less than 2
minutes left, Colorado
State's Shaquil Barrett
forced Cougars running
back Jeremiah Laufasa to
fumble at the Cougars 33.
That set up Kapri Bibbs'
1-yard run scoring and
Garrett Grayson's two-
point conversion that tied
it with 33 seconds left.
Then, Washington
State's Teondray Caldwell
fumbled a kickoff return at
the Cougars 24, setting up
the winning field goal.
Grayson threw for
369 yards and Bibbs ran
for 169 yards and three
touchdowns for Colorado
State (8-6). The Rams
overcame three early turn-
overs, but were helped by
Washington State's two
fumbles with less than 3
minutes remaining.

San Diego St 49, Buffalo
24: In Boise, Idaho, Adam Muema ran
for 230 yards and three touchdowns
and Quinn Kaehler threw two scoring
passes in San Diego State's victory in
the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The Aztecs took control at the
midway point, putting up 21 straight
points during a 5-minute span in the
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Grandview 35,
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Cumberlands (13-1).
Fulton was selected the most
outstanding offensive player, and
Grand View senior linebacker Jason
Gladfelder, who was in on 15 tackles,
took defensive honors.

Towson 35, E.
Washington 31: In Cheney,
Wash., backup quarterback Connor
Frazier scored on a 1 -yard run with 17
seconds left to seal Towson's win in a
Football Championship Subdivision
semifinal game in foggy, wet conditions.
Towson (13-2) took over on its
29 with 1:35 left in the game and
went 71 yards for the winning points.
Eastern Washington (12-3) got the ball
back with 12 seconds left, but Vernon
Adams'first pass was intercepted.
Towson will play two-time
defending champion North Dakota
State (14-0) in the national title game
on Jan. 4 in Frisco, Texas.


Saturday's results
New Mexico Bowl
At Albuquerque
Colorado State 48, Washington State 45
Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
At Boise, Idaho
Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), late
New Orleans Bowl
Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4),
Monday's game
Beef'O'Brady's Bowl
At St. Petersburg
Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 2 p.m.
Tuesday's game
At Honolulu
Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 8
p.m. (ESPN)
Thursday's games
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
At Detroit
Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6
p.m. (ESPN)
Poinsettia Bowl
At San Diego
Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5),
9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday's games
Military Bowl
At Annapolis, Md.
Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m.
Texas Bowl
At Houston
Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m.
Fight Hunger Bowl
At San Francisco
BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m.
Saturday's games
Pinstripe Bowl
At NewYork
Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon
At Charlotte, N.C.
Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20
p.m. (ESPN)
Russell Athletic Bowl
At Orlando
Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m.
BuffaloWildWings Bowl
At Tempe, Ariz.
Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15
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other and with each other
in Kemble's club, and now
they're practice partners
on Kemble's high school
team with state title
"Me and him whoop
each other's butts all the
time," Flenard said. "We
make each other bleed, we
give each other black eyes."
The reason they do this
to each other is simple.
"Just to make each
other better," Cruz said.
They also take pride in
making their teammates
better. Flenard said that
his teammates, most of
whom he's known since
his club days, look up to
him and Cruz and often
want to wrestle against
them in practice. None of
the Bobcats are surprised
by the success Cruz is
having in his first months
of high school wrestling.
"John's been wrestling
with us as a high schooler
for years in the summer
when he was in seventh
and eighth grade," Kemble
said. "He's been coming to
camp with us, so the kids
know him real well. Most
people were just waiting
for him to come up."
Now that he's up and
doing well, he and Flenard
are excited about what
the future holds. Flenard
smiled when thinking
about what the team will
look like when he's a se-
nior and Cruz is a junior.
"It's gonna be crazy,"
Flenard said.

Port Charlotte makes
strong showing with small
contingent: With several wrestlers
sick or at other commitments, the Pirates
brought four wrestlers to Immokalee.
The team went 2-7 in duals, but the four
wrestlers combined to go 23-9 in their
matches. Nick Dowling and C.J. Maler
both went 7-1 with six wins by pin.
Coach David Winger said that a lot
of the credit for the teams'continued
improvement goes to assistant coach
Kim Thwaits. Thwaits has 40 years
of experience in wrestling, including
head coaching experience in Texas,
and Winger calls him a "technician"
because of his extensive knowledge
of wrestling technique.
ContactZach Miller at 941-206-1140
At Immokalee
1. North Port 9-0,2. Indian Rocks Christian
8-1, 3. Sebring 8-1, 4. Immokalee 7-2, 5.
Oasis 7-2,6. Clewiston 6-3,7. Dunbar 6-3,8.
Gulf Coast 5-4,9. Okeechobee 5-4,10. East
Lee 3-6, 11. Port Charlotte 2-7, 12. South-
west Florida Christian 3-6, 13. Evangelical
Christian 1-8,14. LaBelle2-7,15. Lehigh 1-8,
16. Gateway Charter 0-9.
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left her feet to rise up on
a set, there was silence
in the gym. As she put
down the kill, a chorus of
"Ohhhhhhhhh"s rumbled
through the bleachers.
In the lull between sets,
signs of all sizes waved,
proclaiming allegiance to
Riley and Bulldog nation.
It was an awesome
feeling, Riley said, to look
across the court and see
all the support.
"It is so cool, and I'm
very humbled that peo-
ple would come to watch
me play," she added. "I'm
just thankful, and very
grateful for everything
that's happened to me.
I'm really blessed."
Riley came to the
DeSoto County volley-
ball court as green as
a freshman could be.
Then-varsity coach Dave
Bremer still remembers
their first few encounters.
"(Coach White and
I) watched her some in
middle school, and in
the offseason before her
freshman year," he said.
"She could jump and she
had this great power, she
just needed a little work
on her approach, so we
worked on it."
The two coaches
strung a rope that cut the
court into portions, and
Riley went up again and
again. Slowly but surely,
her approach was honed
into the attack that has
taken several opponents'
breath away when the

Middle hitter
Charlotte Senior
About Jenny:
"Jenny has been
a really strong
offensive backbone J
of our team for the
past four years.
She has always led
in blocks (50-plus
per season) and hitting percent (.300-
plus) and in kills the past three years.
Overall she's a tremendous girl. Her
and Marisa are our energy-getters.
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upbeat. Jenny just motivates
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"She just absorbed
everything," Bremer
said. "She wasn't happy
if it didn't go right, and
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went right."
Riley can hit a ball set
at 8 feet, 9 inches, a full
foot higher than any of
her teammates. It is her
leaping talent that made --
her shots deadly, fast and
straight down.
"I wouldn't want to get
hit with that," Lemon
Bay outside hitter Devyn
Main said, of Riley's kills.
"I bet that would break
my nose."
For her efforts,
Riley received a full
athletic scholarship to
attend Central College
of Florida, where she
will continue her career.
White said as good as
Riley is, there is room to
get even better and she
wouldn't be surprised
if she was turned into a
true power hitter while
with the Patriots.
"When she gets to col-
lege, and starts working
with a setter who can put
the ball exactly where
she wants it, she is going
to be unstoppable."
Bremer, who coached
DeSoto County for 27
seasons before White
took over in 2011,
"I had some hitters
who could hit the ball,
but never one who could
hit the ball hard and
down," he said. "That's
just that raw ability, and DeSoto County's Tishonna Riley spike
she's still getting better." match this season.


Setter/outside hitter
Charlotte Junior
About Marisa:
"Marisa is just a a
very hard worker.
She'll go through
walls for anything.
It doesn't matter
whether it's in
practice or in a
game, she gives 100 percent all the
time. She never has to fake it. She
spent half of the season with a bad
ankle, and didn't mention it until the
very end!' coach Michelle Dill

Middle/outside hitter
DeSoto County Senior
About Casey:
"Casey provided
a good balance
for our attack, so
all the pressure
wasn't always
on Tishonna. We
had more options
with her up there, and she has a
solid swing. She also was a great
floor leader, she was the one the
girls looked to, to calm them down
or whatever they needed."- coach
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About Devyn:
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kills (149) and
blocks (66), and
finally reached
her 10-foot
jump-height goal in her senior year.
She was the go-to player when
we needed the kill, but I think her
favorite part was shutting down
hitters with a block when the game
was on the line'."- coach Stacy

DeSoto County Senior
About Lucero:
"She was one
of those quiet
contributors. She
got the job done
and was steady...
when she (wasn't
on the court), we
definitely missed her out there. The
one game she missed, we were pretty
bad defensively but as soon as she
came back, everything was clicking
again."- coach Laura White

Middle hitter
Lemon Bay Junior
About Caitlin:
"Monty is one of
the best overall
players and is I
usually moved
anywhere and
everywhere on
the floor. Once she
got the middle position this season
though ... no one can take her spot.
As a junior, her stats are already
closing in on and passing seniors'. Next
season she'll be fun to watch."-
coach Stacy De Wolfe

Middle hitter
Port Charlotte Senior
"Courtney is a
great competitor
and is consistently
accurate. I never
had to worry about
her having bad
nights. She's a finesse player who
knows how to put it in certain areas.
On top of that she had the highest
serving percentage, kills and second
in the highest digs and serve-receive
percentage on the team'."- coach
Christine Burkhart

CHARLOTTE senior libero Gabby Weitzel, senior setter Autumn Scott;
DeSOTO COUNTY- sophomore outside hitter Bethany Bonville; LEMON
BAY- senior outside hitter Maddy Keller, senior outside hitter Jessica Garza,
sophomore setter Jessie LeClerc; NORTH PORT junior outside hitter Aspen
Davidson, senior libero Morgan Wier; PORT CHARLOTTE junior setter Haley
Dionisio, senior libero Jenna Sutter


Boys basketball
Mariner Christmas Tournament
Charlotte vs. Lehigh, 4 p.m.
City of Palms Showcase
Port Charlotte vs. Berkeley Prep,
1:45 p.m.

Challenge-round, 10:15 a.m.
Consolation championship, noon
Fifth-place game, 3:30 p.m.
Third-place game, 5:15 p.m.
Tift County (Ga.) vs. Lake Highland
Prep, 7 p.m.
Championship game, 8:45 p.m.

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"I love talking about the Englewood
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Klein said that he and Dr. Mark
Asperilla the duo instrumental in
founding the much larger Virginia B.
Andes Volunteer Community Clinic
in Charlotte County are frequently
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and running a free clinic.
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of Dr. Raymond James, an emergency
room physician with Gulf Coast
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husband. And he was doing some
free care out there at churches but he
wanted to do the whole ball of wax.

So he assembled a bunch of doctors
and some community leaders, and
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to come in and talk about how to get
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getting in the way of them getting
the medications they need for their
diabetes or thyroid issues or ongoing,
long-term medical issues," James said
in a video interview. "There were folks
that had a need and weren't taking
care of themselves, so we decided to
create a clinic that was truly a free
clinic that allowed us to volunteer our
services and our time to give back to
the community."
The clinic's mission is to provide
no-cost episodic medical services
to the uninsured and working poor
in the Englewood area, and its
vision is to improve the quality of
life for low-income residents in the
Englewood area by providing access
to quality health care in a caring
environment. Its patients are the
underserved residents of Charlotte
and Sarasota counties who are 18 to
64 years old who are without health
insurance and Medicaid, and whose
income falls at or below 200 percent
of the federal poverty level. Currently,

about one in four people in the
greater Englewood area lack health
insurance. The clinic serves to close
the gap between those who have
access to quality medical care and
those who do not.
And since opening in 2011, it has
been succeeding.
The a fortunate partnership with
Charlotte County government, the
clinic is able to lease its premises for
$1 per year. So far, more than 15 phy-
sicians have been recruited and
nearly as many physician specialists
who have agreed to provide specialty
care to patients in their respective
offices as well as more than two
dozen nurses. But its success also
depends on the numerous volunteers
who serve as administrative support
staff, front office assistants and inter-
preters, and in many other roles.
"You need a lot of committed
people from the community," Klein
emphasized. "For every patient, there
has to be the doctor and about 10
people in the background doing the
charting, the appointments. You need
the support of the local hospital, the
local specialists and the support of
the community people to help you
raise money, you need a grant writer,
you need a medical director to con-
trol the continuity of care. You need
a lot of people. You can't just do it as
a lark, where they'll show up once in
a while. You've got to do it. To me, I
expect the same standard that you'd
get at a hospital or in my office."
Although the clinic is only open
two nights a week, Mondays and

Location: 6868 San Casa Drive, Englewood.
Hours: 5-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday
Contact: 941-681-3765

Thursday, no appointment is
necessary, since patients are seen
on a walk-in basis. Klein estimates
the clinic serves between 30 and 40
patients a week.
But the clinic still has needs. It is
always looking for volunteers not
just physicians and nurses but sup-
port staff such as financial screeners,
receptionists and clerical workers.
It also invites schools, churches and
community groups to organize sup-
ply drives to meet the clinic's clinical
and nonclinical needs.
What impresses Klein is how the
clinic breaks down any class barriers.
"Englewood has a wonderful
group of doctors and it's a wonderful
community very supportive,"
he said. "They really look out for
each other. The real big community
leaders the bigwigs will come
into the community clinic and get
their hands dirty; it's really some-
thing to see. The board members
work at the clinic one day a month.
On a typical clinic night, you'll see
some of the wealthiest people on the
planet working there and some of the
poorest people you can imagine all
working together trying to get things
done, and to help people."

Alzheimer's disease education
A presentation for spouses and
caretakers of those with Alzheimer's
will be held upstairs of the Calusa
National Bank in Punta Gorda from 11
a.m.-noon on Jan. 9. Angel Duncan of
the Neuropsychiatric Research Center
of Southwest Florida and Ben Graham
of Nico Miles Wealth Management
will speak at each session.
Duncan will present "Innovations
in Brain Fitness: Lifestyles to a better
brain in reducing dementia." She will
discuss normal memory vs. signs and
symptoms of dementia and when to
become concerned.
Duncan will cover lifestyle factors
that increase and decrease the risk of
dementia. She will also cover some
research outcomes and debunking
Alzheimer's myths.
Graham will present 'Avoiding
Financial Surprises: Where is the good
news?" He will discuss four common
financial surprises and what you
might do to potentially avoid them.
Included in the discussion are com-
mon misconceptions about investing,
risk management and health care

Vision & hearing assistance
Lions Foundation offers hearing
and vision help. The Punta Gorda
Lions Foundation offers eyeglass-
es and surgeries to help prevent
blindness in individuals with vision
The foundation also offers hearing
aids and examinations for those who
are hard of hearing. These services are
offered to those who otherwise would
not be able to get help. Volunteers
coordinate requests from those in
need with action through the board of
directors funding actions and medical
professionals who participate.
In Punta Gorda, contact Ringelstein
at 941-637-9979. In Port Charlotte,
contact Teri Parson at 941-624-5705.
In North Port, contact North Port
Penny Gregrich at 941-740-2860. In
Englewood, contact Jeri Zomes at

Alzheimer's support groups
The Alzheimer's Association Florida
Gulf Coast Chapter-affiliated support
groups are for family members,
caregivers, and others interested in

learning more about Alzheimer's dis-
ease. Meetings are open to everyone
and free of charge.
For program information and to
verify meeting dates, times, and
locations, please call 800-272-3900 or
941-235-7470. Local meetings are held
at the following locations:
*Royal Palm Retirement Center,
2500 Aaron St., Port Charlotte, meets
at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of
the month.
*South Port Square (Harbor
Terrace), 23033 Westchester Blvd, Port
Charlotte, meets at 3 p.m. on the third
Tuesday of the month.
*Saint Maximilian Kolbe Catholic
Church, 1441 Spear St., Port Charlotte,
meets at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth
Thursday of the month.
*Port Charlotte United Methodist
Church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port

Charlotte, meets at 3 p.m. on the third
Thursday of the month.
*Charlotte Harbor Healthcare, 4000
Kings Highway, Port Charlotte, meets
at 10 on the second Friday of the
*Life Care Center, 450 Shreve St.,
Punta Gorda, meets at 3 p.m. on the
third Monday of the month.
*Punta Gorda Isles Civic
Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta
Gorda, meets at 3 p.m. on the second
Tuesday of the month.
*Desoto County Public Library, 125
N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia meets at
11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the
For information concerning sup-
port groups, or for more information
on services provided through the
Alzheimer's Association, please call
800-272-3900 or 941-235-7470.

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2013 year in review

Tom Cappiello

I was diagnosed with stage 3A locally advanced
adenocarcinoma (nonsmall cell lung cancer) in
October of 2007. lam one of thefewsurvivors of
this terminal disease.
My diary is written to give cancer patients hope and
understanding about life after a cancer diagnosis.
This is for those who are being treated for cancer
and those caring for a loved one.
If you are interested in becoming involved in lung
cancer awareness, research and early detection,
contact Tom Cappiello at

It is hard to believe that this calen-
dar year is nearly over. So much has
happened. Time seems to just race by
and accelerate each successive year.
My good friend and Rotary brother
Geoff Lorah, says, "Life is like a roll
of toilet paper the closer you get
to the end, the faster it goes." Geoff's
eloquent observations are funny and
profoundly true.
I am not that old, but I sometimes
wonder where the weeks and months
have gone. It makes me think that
I should pause, take a breath, and
review what has been accomplished
and what is still left to do.
In January we began work on
the formation of the Lung Cancer
Research Council, Inc., a new
nonprofit created by lung cancer
survivors, like myself, and run by vol-
unteers. We have no paid staff. Our
concept is to focus on lung cancer
screening and early diagnosis in our
local community using money raised
By May we were incorporated; by
July we had submitted the paperwork
necessary to be designated a 501(c)3
public charity by the IRS. Between
July and September we got our
website up and running and created
all the needed collateral materials for
our annual 5K race. We launched our
first awareness campaign in October
by putting on a theatrical production
of "Love Loss and What I Wore."
Helping organize The Lung Cancer
Research Council ate up a signifi-
cant portion of my spare time. At

this writing we have raised roughly
$78,000 to get the organization
underway and create all the neces-
sary infrastructure. We still have a
very long way to go. We are shy of
the $100,000 we hoped to raise by
Dec. 31. If you would like to make a
holiday gift to help us meet our fund-
raising goal visit our website: www. Next
year we'll be working on programs.
In addition to advocating for lung
cancer, which includes writing this
"sometimes weekly" column for the
Sun, I have also been deeply involved
with the Virginia B Andes Volunteer
Community Clinic (VBA), which
has become a vital resource for our
I am very proud of the work that
is being done by the VBA and how
we have grown from a small $75,000
a year organization to a substantial
charity with over 200 volunteers
serving many uninsured and un-
der-insured in Charlotte County.
Despite the Affordable Care Act, there
will continue to be a need to provide
access to health care for the poor. I
am rolling off the Board of the VBA at
the end of this year, but I will contin-
ue to be involved as a volunteer and
Another health care-related ac-
tivity I became involved with this
year is CHIP Community Health
Improvement Partnership. This is
an initiative of the Charlotte County
Health Department to bring new pro-
grams to Charlotte County, aimed at

improving overall community health
through prevention. CHIP is made
up of many concerned organizations
in the community: our initial focus
will be on chronic disease, access to
health care, and mental health.
I serve as a member of both the
Steering Committee and the Chronic
Disease Committee. You'll be hearing
more about CHIP in the coming
months and years ahead. If you or
your organization are interested in
becoming involved, let me know.
My inspiration to volunteer comes
from a life-long association with the
dedicated men and women of Rotary.
I am a member and past president of
the Peace River Rotary Club, a group
that quietly goes about doing all
sorts of good things for the youth of
Charlotte County. In January we had
our annual golf tournament to raise
funds for college scholarships. In
May we helped organize the annual
Project Graduation celebration at
Charlotte High School to keep our
graduating seniors safe.
In June we sent a number of
students entering their senior year
of high school to Lakeland to attend
The Seminar for Tomorrow Leaders.
For an international service project,
we sponsored a medical mission to
Jamaica to provide dental services to
the poor.
In September Rotary clubs together
purchased and distributed dictio-
naries to every third grader in the
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E-cigs: Just how safe are they?

So, 1 1 i n i i M 1 ,"i, ,,, ,i

Olie trle gieait rtiiiUl\eied qtues-
timn toii l -,okei, k lie h ;-iie tivnlg to,
quit iiifd t-i, the advioc;ic ,\ 1,ioups
tn\ ig to lielp themln i hliethlei
electil,'iic cilg-iiette aiie fiieiide 0,1
Ull eiel t\ of N Illie o,:,ta ie,eaicli ei,
ann t, iddie. tlihit dileinin;i withli ;i
studhl\ exvlnliig exacil\ vh[ liat ,ik-
ei, mlilale \\lieil tlie\ hieatlihe e-cig;i-
rette \aipoii ;lid lio:, \ ;ipmll g iaffects
the bhid\ Ree-iicliei m ill collect
blood, 11ile ; ll\i ahla samplel, fi_-,n
ai leait '-'5 invkci hli-, use ,:,il\
e-cil.iiretter aiid ;-it leaict ''5 \hlii tl- e
them withli t militio,;il cigii-etterr
Thle hif t step iS to ,,i\, \\ell. lio:,n
toc'h aie tliesee pioducth--' \\-h;-i iS
actiiuall in tliem-n' -ai-l Diiiitli\
H ;Ittlk;lll. I S, ,cl iite l ectli (-,i
c;iIIcei pieveiiltii ;inid coiiol ii trle
ulleiemtV'S, C.I,-,lIIh Cfilcei Ceiitei
E-cigilettes., iechalLgealble devices,
that heaitht liquid hcotlie ,,1 their i
flE-ivoied .iit.iclice Ito ;-i vc;ipoil that
tihe tilei iliaile li;i\e bee iiilaiketed
as ai aitei iacltei i ii\ke ro1 ibkicci Y-er
a lack of ie'Ull;iioln o-n ri n hel Iiiti-
factuie ;iid coiiteitrI, mike, it lirid t,
ki ,-,\v if tlievle -iteil tlh;-i tiadlit-,al

cil.iieltte ;-iid \lietliei tlie\ c;iii be
1.ued o a.ifel\ hlielp ve;iii people off
[ol icco,. H;-itSLk;-Ii l -id
It' like ai \ ild \\et our ti[heiei. hlie
s;- Ihd
_,-lm e e-cig -iette [ thiat ;-ie p ,_-,io ,_-,i-
ed ,-i iicIhirie-fiee. tI:i e simple. li;i\e
beeii fioulid to io_-Ciiii tlie ;iddicive
tiihb triii ce. \\liile iotliei. ci, t;~ill little
-i iio iihiolil e despite cllimri i,, t lie
COiiltir 1 v
Soline pilevioil su-tudies lihiae cliemi-
caill\ ;iii l\zed tlie coliiteit, c i e-cig-
iiettel, Thle llmiell-[t;i ithud\ ;-ii to
=' ;-i tep tuiliei bh evIiinimii lio. h,
tlie coliirteti -,i diffeieii kid ,-, -
e-cig-iiette affect tlie bhod\
Thle miiiket ,i :i e-cil;iiette lihia
iH_ 11i i pmd k .sles lihi\e dctlibled
;-iiiil;-ill\ iice '-'008 ;-id ;-ie expected
to ieaicli $1 1 6 _illil,, tli i, \e ii Al out 16
peicemr i: i -idultl, l;ie i led thliem. ;iiid
thlie ,liaie If nglih cli clil lthudelt vli-
liie tl med thliem limt 10 peicemi laist
\eil. aicco-idmg t, tlie U Ceintei f(i-i
Di-)le-ie Clnilol lmid Pieveitl,-iio
Heidi _cli,'ltz L0. ai Ge(im-iii ;ild
thlieiatei tudelt ;it Hliinlmile Ui L eiertV.
tl med lic i .t i-:,ie tv- \ell ii ~\i,_,-
hecaiueIe hlie ;-i, tiled o f go g u it-
side in tlie ,i-, in ;_1 d co-ld ri i.l,-,ke
Befoic ,loniig. hlie ;ihd. lie ;i tl, uL.ig
,o-,l\ e-clgi-ettes, a id \IS tluipili ed

;it h liait liippenied lien tlie t \eatliei
k\miiled up ;ilid lie tiled ;i cigaiiette
It tlisted dleISIIItig." she s hd
N,\' Sclih lrtz uses i,,lll e-cig.aiiettes.
;ild lihis kicked ;i clg-iiette hliibit thli t
st-ii ted \lien slie \ais 15 A clise
i ielid tiled thliem ;it he lii mimig. bhut
liOv uses both
ttld ies ;itil,;-ill\ ila e pilOdtuced
mixed lestults ibo,,lut hliethei e-cig-
-iiettes lielp people quitt 0i reduce
smoking I i,1 simpl\ stupplelmelt ie;il
t,,b cc,, Cle \v Illm i esot;I. ;I a II,-,-
piOi t q lut-s. l ,-klmokig _gi,-'up. liiS trikeii
; iiiIoIcoIinnul ttil Srtaiice oii thliem
_pAkes.lnii Mike SlieldMii, said
it's gieit if rlie\ hlielp somen people
quit But. lie added. thlie lack if
scielice ;iho ut tr lieii cli _itels mikes
it liiid tr, elnd' ise thliemn i\ei pilk\ei
st,:p-slmoki,,klg sti-itegles if ctiou selmio
col inhmied withli sucli \ell-studied
stupplemnelts ;-s IIicile p.iatclies ,1

The lecemit iicieaise in v,\utli use ,if
e-cigiiettes ailso is titluhlmg. Mlield-iin
sud \\e just doiint liinc eniiougli
aihout tl iese. lie said
The Nhlmieso,,tai Cleain hid',iiil Ai
Act does oiiiit aippl\ tor e-cig-iiettes.
\ihclih c;ii be smo,_-ked ilmdis tliless
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Teens' use of e-cigarettes is growing

By Ana Veciana-Suarez
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.ibeit tiled Ils hist electtil-imic
cig.iiette larst v\earii. lieu lie ;-is 14
He liked it s I much mirt IS lis
fa, ite fi\oi, tliihat lie \ipes withli
his fi lelids lihelievci ;-I~ioutp of tliemn
hais eioogli iif these tiiieLtglirted.
vapi-olh 1_s toi p iss ;.ii1.Oiid
It's thlie coolest ili g out," ;i\s thlie
Milami killhaii HighI loIth giadei
NIrst adults tlink ,thiein-ise .lbeit.
wli asked thaliit is lie;iil iime iii-it be
used lecituse lis p.iielitS do-,it kiii-,v
his \;ipming liihts,. ;-iie p-iit r Iif hli-it
putlhc lieailthi , co-ilhei ;-I
gionig tield that sna\ e-c.igaiette use
am'iog mmili,,S dcluble ii ;-i sigle \eaii
E~ell ;-is tl;iditioll;_il .aiette use
is deciieaismig. ;-i icepoit ieleaised laist
moilit bv tlie Celiteis ,-i -Dise-ise
C-ntil ;-Iid Pieentirn siihli-ed ai
sliaiip spike iII e-cig expeiimelntatioii
am'niii:g U S middle amind Ingli schli
studeiits betrveeii 2011 ;aid 2-01-
Thait liais iaiused co_-mcei iiin-, bo-th
edutcat,:is iand pubhlc health ,:,1lc.ials.
wlio feii thaliit e-cIns m;i\ be ,iil eti\V
piiI t,, thlie use io c-_imiemi,-mial
tobiccO, plOdLhCtS

\\e lki,, thaliit if kids stit withli
e-cigaiiettes. tlieie's thlie potemitial fii
tlihem t,, move oiiI t,, c.iiettes. s*hid
Tim N IcAfee. diecti -ii thlie C)DC
Ofilce ,1 _imok1 ;ii d Healthh Aout
'q) pe-ceiit ,, ll sm-kes beg,1 simok-
mg, ;is teeiiaigeis,. its \ ei \ impOii-ti t
thliait e keep :,mI \ii:ng people finom
L iIg ,I e\peiim eitmi:_g itli iY\
,_,D;ICCo- plOdUCht"
.ii eStmiLited 1 milli-iio childiei
;ild teeis iII thlie IU T used e-ci:s laist
\e;ii. iccoidiII: ,-, th lie CDC iepoi t.
nIii\ oI thliem pi,:,mpted b\ ther e;is\
;iccessil_ itm ;id thlieii col-ie, s fict-ii
E-cig iiettes ,loo,,k like ti;idlmii-mil cig -
iettes but aiie hiattei\ pokeied devices
rli-il pio Vide doses ,cif mihcoiie ;imid
ithei ;-idditlm es iii ,il aieios-,ol Tlie\ 'ie
;ilso che;ipei ;-ild o_-l e ia ;-i v;i et\
of design s ;iiid -iv,_-, Tlie\ v ile ,o tel
used as a ti l tI,: hlielp snmokeis quit
o-imiemitiom;i cigiiettes. ;iid fiie seeii
b c some ais less h tli mitl altei miat\e
But NIcAfee ;-iId ,ihieis ;iie skeptical
'i tliese cl-imls
.s tlie Fo'''d ,a id Di tlg
Adn11mu111ti tii-, s1Rtudies h,'lion tr- deal
tlith e-clgs, state iild licil hifh ilcalS
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sclii::l \e;-iI
\\e'ie niit lieailg tliait it's i piOhb-
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;-iot tis. Nieves s;-had \\e'ie cOl-
ceimed to-,ii ,-ml \, li, rhat liils I;-i\ be
aIn eii \.;-i\" oi ie:gutl; i cigiiettes
I[ T];-i ill;-issee ;i Seiiaite bill spoii-
soied b\ Lizbetli Beiiaicqtiiist,. ;-i F';Ii
M\eis ,Repubhlican. ii;IIImoIIIs\
passed thlie iegulated ildtustiies
oimninttee iii No-Vemlhei alid ind oved
oii to tlie cilminil justice collmninttee

Cleai \a\ nouldu suppilt e\xtedilig
tlie Sliate blni r, e-cig.aiiettes. lield,-ii
said H-[,,\evei. ;i l,:,I p iI ,If Lunm ei
cig-iiette slmikeis liai\e ,i, Iimed tlie
Mmiiesai \ iVapeis .Ad\oc;icv (Giioup rio
eight thlie ideai
Tlie ,gioup's piesidell. Ma.itt Black.
said Ills lhist e-cig.aiette m e;-il Ils last
ieil cig.iiette A device tliit pli\sicaill\
llmimicked is siu,_-,moklnlg m;imei s
;-is ke\ tri- qurttmig
FoII 7 \ea is. [ \\;-is c,,i ismiilih IiiiId
,i, in'l utlli i itli ;i clg-iiettei.. Black
said I \;-is bloVnig ioiurt smoke I
;-is lie;lllitlig diffeieil\ All oA those
tlilgs, pla\ a lole Il i lII t h iddictiOll
\\e o- ld ;-i \;IV to, ml ilt; il those
li bits Iim ; -i \v;iv th iit's i,, o ig-, -, kill
Black said lie liopes tlie U shtud \ ill
ultlimlitel\ hid e-cigiiettes sie, sfe.
moic people niotuld use thliem tr: quit
Ie;il cig letters
H;-itstuk;inu s;id ;i ke\ aspect of tlie
stud is lV ookig ;it thlie diffeieit t\pes
ot e-cig.iiettes tI, see i[ s,,lme aie inl ic
l ralii d tul i rtlie iiieis
Although the Im ,oi tm of- the
pldLhtS do-ll't 0O 1_-ltllll t,_-,h llltS th lt
aie c iucei -c iu' iirIIrg. t elie iie ;-i tev
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Keeping our independence as we age


Adhering to an active lifestyle as
we age is extremely beneficial. As we
get older, our bodies begin to break
down. Exercising is a form of preven-
tive medicine. Physical activity will
increase energy, enhance a feeling of
independence, help manage illness
and pain, and increase strength.
Having more strength and energy
will enable you to continue to do
everyday activities like opening a
jar, gardening, mowing the lawn and
doing household chores. Exercising
also will improve your mind, memory
and overall mood. If you feel you
need help in planning an exercise
program, enlist the help of a personal
You are never to old to exercise. The
most difficult aspect of exercising is
motivating you to begin as soon as
possible. The longer you put it off, the
more excuses you come up with.
First things first: If you have had
medical problems, get clearance from
your physician before embarking on
your exercise program. Make sure

your doctor lists any limitations you
may have. That will help you and
your trainer develop a safe exercise
Begin slowly and cautiously. Once
a routine has been established, build
up that routine in small increments
as you begin to gain strength. There is
a tendency to try to do more than you
actually should. Make sure you do
not strain when exercising; this will
only lead to possible injury.
Set a schedule for yourself and stick
to it. Select a time that is convenient
for your workout (2 or 3 days a week
at a minimum).
Begin the NewYear with the
thought of improving your health
and independence which will in
turn make you a happier person.
Good luck! From all of us at the
Fitness Salon of the Cultural Center
of Charlotte County, have a joyous
and happy holiday season and a very
happy New Year.
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In the war against overeating, the
holiday season presents a virtual
minefield of tempting sweets and
sumptuous feasts that can result in
unwanted pounds.
Faced with these dangers, do we
just hoist the white flag of surrender?
"No," say dietitians. Arm yourself
with strategies to sidestep the kind
of indulgence that leads to remorse
when January rolls around.
The pervasive "overabundance
of treats and food" makes healthy
holiday eating difficult, said Mandy
Burbank, registered dietitian,
Grand Forks, N.D., Public Health
"Whether it's the treats that are
brought to the workplace or the
tradition of getting together to
make Christmas cookies, there's an
overabundance of calories. And it's
around us all the time," she said.
"It's hard to say 'no' when you walk
into the break room and see all those
treats," she said.
In cold weather, people tend to
turn to comfort foods, "cooking like
Grandma did and with less healthy
ingredients," said Jennifer Haugen,
registered dietitian with Altru Health
System in Grand Forks.
People today "are more sedentary;
we're not walking behind a plow," she
said. "We're sitting and tapping at
a computer. But our (eating) habits
don't really change. We have to make
it a priority to be active or to schedule
(physical activity)."
The risk of gluttony lasts "from
mid-November to the first of the
year," Burbank said, "when that New
Year's resolution attitude kicks in."
During the holidays, she suggests
finding ways to get more exercise.
"Sneak in more physical activity natu-
rally, like parking in another lot that is
farther from work," Burbank said.
On the job, don't keep candy at your

desk, she said. You'll cut 125 extra
calories a day by placing the dish out
of sight or six feet away from your
Plan ahead, said Haugen. "Have
healthful foods, like low-fat yogurt,
available so you don't go to the break
room and have to have that brownie."
When you bring a healthy snack
to work and tell yourself, "This is my
snack," you're engaging in "mindful,"
not mindless, eating.
Try to include fruits and vegetables
into meals and snacks, she said.
Choose foods that are high in fiber, vi-
tamin-rich, are more filling and have
fewer calories.
-Stay hydrated throughout the day,
Burbank said. "The body doesn't dis-
tinguish between hunger and thirst,"
she said. Drinking plenty of water
"can stave off the hunger pangs that
come with trying to restrict calories."
Make the foods you usually eat
more appealing by incorporating
cranberries or other colorful fruits,
Burbank said. "Add cinnamon and
Craisins or raisins to a bowl of oat-
meal. When foods are more attractive,
people will usually choose it." This is
especially true for children, who are
drawn to food that's "fun-looking and
really bright, really colorful."
Presentation is paramount, too,
when you're hosting a party at home,
Burbank said. "When you serve
healthy food as the first items on a
buffet and on fancy dishes, people
generally take more," she said.
"Start the line with really pretty
fruit, a nice vegetable tray or fruit
kabobs," she said.
When meal planning, Haugen said,
she was taught "to always look at the
A meal of turkey, mashed pota-
toes and corn "is a 'tan plate,'" she
said. Switch out some elements for
"Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes,
or a spinach salad with pomegranate
seeds and vinaigrette. You get all the

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You can alter your genetic destiny with a healthful diet


At one time, if your mother had
cancer, your genetic destiny for
this disease seemed to be etched in
stone. At least that was the old way of
thinking about genetic predisposition
for diseases, such as cancer and heart
disease. But there's been a paradigm
shift in the way experts understand
our inherited genetic profile, accord-
ing to Dr. Roderick H. Dashwood, who
spoke on genetics and nutrition at
the 10th Annual Nutrition and Health
Conference in Seattle in May.
Just as we pass down genes for eye
color and body frame from generation
to generation, so also we pass down
genes for disease susceptibility. But
Dashwood reports that scientists now
know that genes can be switched on
and off. DNA and other proteins in
the gene contain molecular "tags"
that instruct a gene to be active or
inactive. Environment and lifestyle
can trigger these tags to be added or
removed essentially turning the
gene on or off.
Basically, you can alter your gene
expression the process by which
inheritable information from a gene is
translated and made into a functional
gene product in the cell and thus
suppress the path of disease. For
example, in the case of a genetic risk
for cancer, Dashwood noted, "This
has led to the idea that we might be
able to drive cancer cells the other
direction. You can turn on tumor
suppressor genes to silence cancer
The understanding of genetics took
a giant leap forward because of The
Human Genome Project, a landmark
endeavor which called upon a team
of international researchers to map all

of the genes together known as the
genome of our species. Completed
in 2003, it gave scientists the ability to
read our genetic blueprint, and also
opened up our knowledge of how we
can modify the negative effects of our
genetic profiles.
Since then, the field of nutrigenom-
ics the study of how foods affect
our genes, and how individual genetic
makeup can make people respond to
foods and nutrients in different ways
- has grown. One of the most excit-
ing aspects of nutrigenomics is its
potential for opening up new avenues
for preventing diseases that people
are genetically predisposed to, such
as diabetes, obesity, inflammatory
disorders, cancer and neurodegenera-
tive diseases.
What you put on your plate may
make a big impact on your genetic
profile and even on that of your
offspring. Animal studies have even
shown that maternal diet can impose
long-term alterations in the genetic
expression of children. For example,
a high-fat maternal diet can change
the offspring's gene expression and
behavior toward a desire for more
palatable foods (Endocrinology, 2010).
Your overall diet pattern, calorie
intake, consumption of particular
compounds and nutrients in foods,
exposure to food chemicals, as well
as lifestyle may affect how your genes
function. While many foods and
nutrients are being studied, here are
some of the most exciting areas of
interest in the field of nutrigenomics:
1. Diet pattern. A healthy diet pat-
tern may shift your genetic expression
towards cancer protection, according
to a 2013 study published in Nutrition
Journal. Canadian researchers com-
pared the effects on genetic profile
of a healthy diet, which included

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For those of you with a sweet tooth,
remember: Not all sweeteners are
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a high glycemic index and contribute
to obesity and diabetes. The artificial
sweetener aspartame lacks nutri-
ents and has been shown to cause
problems such as dizziness and
Many agave syrups contain 70-80
percent fructose more than what's
found in high-fructose corn syrup.
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There are two star sweeteners that
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pure maple syrup. In small amounts,
these sweeteners actually offer some

Blackstrap molasses
High in iron and calcium, this
sweetener offers health benefits
while bestowing a sweet and tangy
flavor. Blackstrap molasses has less
sugar and a higher nutrient content
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especially with beans and pork and
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bone strength and blood clotting.
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Take simple precautions to prevent injuries when you exercise


Whether you've been exercising for
years or are just starting a fitness pro-
gram, it's important to avoid injuries
so you can keep moving toward your
fitness goals. We become more vulner-
able to injuries as we get older, in part
because we're less agile than we used
to be, and we've also lost some of our
former bone and muscle mass.
"Recovery from injury can also slow
with age," said Dr. Eric Berkson, an
instructor in orthopedic surgery at
Harvard Medical School and director
of the Massachusetts General Hospital
Sports Performance Center. "It can
take longer to recover from a smaller
injury, and the injured areas remain
vulnerable during the recovery
Some of the most common exer-
cise-related injuries Dr. Berkson sees
1. Sprains: Injuries to ligaments,
the tissues that connect bones to one
2. Muscle strains: Injuries to muscles
or tendons, the tissues that connect
muscles to bones.
3. Tendinitis: Inflammation of a
tendon, often due to overuse.
4. ACL and meniscus tears of the
knee: A rip in one of the ligaments
that helps stabilize the knee or carti-
lage that cushions the knee joint.
5. Rotator cuff tears: Rips in the
group of muscles and their tendons
that hold the arm in the shoulder

To avoid getting laid up for days -
or even weeks with an injury, take
these precautions when you work out:
1. Talk to your doctor. Don't start
any exercise program without first
checking with your primary care
provider. Your doctor can determine
whether you're healthy enough to ex-
ercise, and what, if any, modifications
you'll need to make to your program.
"Exercise programs should be cus-
tomized to the individual whenever
possible to account for any limitations
and ongoing medical conditions,"
Berkson advised.
2. Choose your workout carefully.
High-impact exercise programs aren't
ideal for women with conditions like
arthritis or osteoporosis. Non-impact
exercises, including swimming or us-
ing an elliptical exercise machine, will
give you aerobic conditioning without
stressing your joints.
3. Learn the proper technique.
Don't start any new exercise without
first learning the correct form. Work
with a trainer at home or in the gym,
or consult a physical therapist to help
you tailor a workout to your health
conditions and physical capabilities.
4. Get the right gear. Buy a pair of
sturdy, comfortable sneakers that
provide good arch support and have a
cushioned heel to absorb shock. Wear
loose, comfortable clothing that gives
you room to move and breathe.
5. Start gradually. Don't jump into a
new exercise program. "The greatest
risk of injury comes with changing
an exercise program or adding a
new exercise," Berkson said. Start

slowly. If you're cycling, for example,
set the bike's controls on the lowest
speed and tension, and pedal for just
a few minutes your first few times.
Gradually increase the speed and
intensity only when you feel ready.
6. Warm up. Cold muscles are more
injury-prone. "A proper warm-up can
improve blood flow to the working
muscle and reduce stiffness, poten-
tially lowering the risk of injury," said
Berkson. Your warm-up should be
active, meaning that you walk or do
dynamic stretches, such as arm or
leg lifts, for five to 10 minutes. Avoid
passive stretches in which you assume
a position and hold it, because they
can lead to muscle tears. Use the right
form when you exercise to prevent
7. Stay hydrated. When you work
out, you sweat, and that means you
lose some of the essential fluids your
body needs to take you through your
exercise program. Try to drink a glass
of water before you exercise, and
then take a few sips of water every 15
minutes throughout your routine.
8. Cool down. Finish your workout
with a slow walk or gentle stretch for
five or 10 minutes to cool down and
maintain flexibility.
9. Vary your workouts. Even if you
love yoga, alternate it with other
programs, such as dancing, tennis, or
water aerobics. The variety will work
different muscle groups, prevent bore-
dom, and give your body a chance to
recover between sessions.
10. Know when to stop. You never
want to work out to the point of pain.

No preventive strategy is foolproof. If you
do wind up with a sprain or strain, here are
some tips for treating it at home:
1. Ice it. Right after the injury, apply an ice
pack for 15 to 20 minutes at a time, about
once an hour. Cover the ice with a towel to
protect your skin from the cold. Reapply
the ice about four times a day. After 48
hours, you can put heat on the injury if the
warmth feels good.
2. Wrap it. Wrap the injured area in an
elastic bandage. The bandage should be
snug, but not too tight.
3. Rest it. Avoid using the injured area
until it heals.
4. Relieve it. Take an over-the-counter
nonsteriodial anti-inflammatory drug
(NSAID), such as ibuprofen, to bring down
swelling and reduce pain. Of your doctor
said you should not take NSAIDS, acetamin-
ophen can help relieve aches and pains.

If an activity hurts, stop doing it right
"Playing through pain can often
prolong your healing time and take
you away from the game or exercise
you enjoy," Berkson said. "Remember
to seek the advice of a medical profes-
sional whenever pain seems abnormal
or is not improving." Get help imme-
diately if you suddenly feel dizziness,
shortness of breath, or chest pain.

Right diagnosis key to effectively treating foot pain after walking


Q: After walking about 1 kilometer,
the balls on both feet are really sore.
And I find it hard to walk around for
about 2 hours after. What could this
A: Pain in the balls of the feet is a
common problem. The medical term
is metatarsalgia. Some people de-
scribe it as "walking on marbles."
There are a number of causes,
1. Poorly-fitting shoes (especially
ones with a high heel and narrow toe)
2. Certain types of arthritis, espe-
cially gout and rheumatoid arthritis
3. A swelling along nerves near the

toe joints (called a Morton's neuroma)
4. Flat feet or high arches
5. Callouses
6. Trauma
7. Loose ligaments or weak muscles
in the feet
8. Obesity may be a risk factor for
metatarsalgia. Many people have
more than one risk factor (such as
obesity and flat feet).
Treatment depends on the cause.
Options include:
a) Wearing shoes that provide
cushioning and more room for the
front of the foot
b) Shoe inserts (orthotics) that take
pressure off the metatarsal-phalange-
al joint
c) Filing down callouses

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d) Exercises to strengthen the small
muscles of the feet
e) Loss of excess weight.
f) Pain medicine (such as acetamin-
ophen or ibuprofen)
g) Medicine directed against a par-
ticular type of arthritis. For rheuma-
toid arthritis, a number of treatments
are available to reduce inflammation
and modify function of the immune
system. For gout, drugs that reduce
inflammation and lower uric acid
levels are effective.
h) Steroid injections
i) Surgery. For instance, a Mortons
neuroma that does not improve with
other treatments may require surgery.
If properly diagnosed, most people
with metatarsalgia can be treated ef-
fectively. So, see your doctor for eval-
uation. He or she may recommend
that you see a podiatrist, orthopedist
or rheumatologist, all specialists in
conditions that cause foot pain.


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Rigorous at-home fitness programs can render results, may pose serious risk


The turning point for Kevin Praska
came three years ago, when he lost
his breath tying his shoes.
"I knew then, something's gotta
change," he said.
That realization prompted him to
begin P90X, a rigorous fitness pro-
gram, which ultimately helped him
shed 50 pounds and forge a commit-
ment to leading a healthier lifestyle.
The results he got from the
program were "amazing," he said,
considering "overall strength, core
(strength), balance and agility."
While fitness programs like P90X
and others, packaged on DVDs for
at-home use, "are very popular and
offer a lot of benefits," they are not
for everyone, according to Kendall
Railing, a strength and conditioning
specialist with Sanford Power Center
in Fargo, N.D.
"There are drawbacks," he said.
These types of fitness programs at-
tract buyers because they are "quick,
easy and you see a lot of results in a
short amount of time," he said. 'And
results motivate people."
Some people, especially those who
are not used to exercising strenuous-
ly, may not be ready for the physical
intensity of such programs, he said.
In fall 2010, Praska was going

through a difficult time after the
death of his father, he said. Until
then, he had been exercising some
weight-lifting and walking.
"When my dad passed away, I got
away from it. I probably took on too
much afterward," he said. "It was a
depression kind of thing."
He paid scant attention to his
physical fitness or his diet. "I ate and
drank whatever the heck I wanted to,
I didn't really care."
Then, the 35-year-old Grand Forks,
N.D., man took "loving ribbing" from
his family when they'd gather for
meals. "They'd say, 'Better get your
food before Kevin does,'" he said. "I
didn't think I was that big."
Weighing 240 pounds at his peak,
"I knew it wasn't the way I wanted
to look. I knew I needed to get into
better shape, choose a healthier
He realized that "walking wasn't
going to cut it," he said.
A friend invited Praska to join him
in a P90X workout.
"I'd always been kind of active," he
said. "I thought I'd see if this really
can work."
They met in his friend's basement
in pre-dawn hours to work out every
day for three months.
The P90X program leads partici-
pants through a daily regimen of 60
to 90 minutes of exercises focused

on developing core strength and
balance, he said. It also includes
yoga poses and uses bands and free
A higher level of the program,
P90X2, involves different moves and
poses, he said.
The brainchild of trainer and
fitness expert Tony Horton, the P90X
workout is a 90-day, step-by-step
program. The seventh day of each
week is devoted to rest and stretch-
ing, Praska said.
The pattern of exercises is changed
frequently to promote "muscle
confusion," he said, maximizing the
calorie-burning and muscle-building
"We basically stuck to the regimen.
After a week or two, I couldn't move
my arms" they were so sore, he said.
"It's pretty strenuous stuff.
"It's tough. It pushes you to the
extreme. I was using muscles I hadn't
used in a long, long time."
He and his friend "motivated each
other," he said. "We're both really
They completed the program
shortly before Christmas 2010.
Following program requirements,
he cut out breads, carbohydrates and
alcohol, he said. "No sweets. You eat a
lot of protein."
Success is based on a combination
of exercise and adherence to strict

nutrition guidelines, he said. "I watch
what I eat."
He changed his diet in favor of
salads, chicken and tuna, he said, and
moved away from cream and butter.
"No mayonnaise on buns," he said.
The P90X program promotes its
own protein shakes, but he preferred
to buy similar foods at nearby shops.
His waist has shrunk from 38 to 32
"It's a lifestyle change," said Praska,
who still practices aspects of P90X
but has largely replaced it by exercis-
ing regularly at a local fitness center
to maintain his weight at 175 pounds.
He would recommend the program
to others, he said, but "it's best to
consult a physician before starting,"
noting that anyone with bad joints or
heart problems should be wary.
Fitness programs like P90X attract
customers because people can
exercise in their own homes and the
programs "are pretty time-efficient,"
Railing said.
"You get a lot of exercise done in a
short amount of time. You don't need
to drive to and from a gym."
Railing suggested that anyone
considering starting P90X or a similar
program meet with an exercise pro-
fessional to evaluate their readiness.
"It might cost you up front, but it
could save you from injury (later) that
will keep you from exercise," he said.

Pay attention to those aching feet to protect your mobility


You're not alone if you've developed
pain in your feet since the tempera-
tures outside have dropped.
"Colder weather makes you realize
there's a problem," said Dr. Jim loli,
assistant professor of orthopedic
surgery at Harvard Medical School.
"You're no longer wearing sandals,
and your feet are enclosed in shoes.
That brings pain to your attention."
Address these ailments as soon as
1. Fallen arches: Age, obesity and
inflammatory diseases such as rheu-
matoid arthritis or lupus can cause
the primary tendon in your foot (the
posterior tibial tendon) to stretch and
lose elasticity. It results in pain in your
arch, behind the ankle and up the leg.
"Unfortunately, the loss of elasticity
is permanent," said loli.
Quick fix: Wear a running shoe that
has good arch support and a deep
heel counter. Supplement with over-
the-counter inserts for arch support if
Long-term fix: Try custom arch
supports called orthotics, or a brace

called an ankle-foot orthosis if the
condition is severe.
2. Achilles tendinitis: Obesity,
overuse, and high heels can shorten
and tighten the Achilles tendon at the
back of the heel, where you feel pain.
This usually goes away with rest and a
lower shoe heel.
Quick fix: Rest, elevate and ice the
painful area, and take nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
such as ibuprofen (Advil) if your
doctor said it's okay. Do calf stretches
when you're feeling better. Switch to
shoes with heels no higher than an
inch and a half.
Long-term fix: "You'll want to
immobilize the heel in a walking cast,
which will rest the tendon. Physical
therapy with iontophoresis can help.
It uses electrical current to push
cortisone through the skin into the
heel," said loli.
3. Pinched nerve: Bunions, ham-
mertoes, and shoes or boots that are
tight in the toe put you at risk for a
Morton's neuroma. It's a thickening of
the nerve, usually between the third
and fourth toes, and it feels like you're
standing on a pebble, causing sting-
ing, burning and numbness.

Quick fix: Elevating the foot won't
help, but you can rest and ice your
foot, take NSAIDs with a doctor's OK,
and get shoes with more room in the
toe. A metatarsal pad placed below
the pad of the foot can help.
Long-term fix: "You may need a
series of three steroid injections over
a period of six months. If that doesn't
work, we operate to remove the
neuroma," said loli.
4. Ingrown toenail: This results
when a border of the nail grows into
the skin and causes infection. It
typically gets hot, red, and swollen
and develops drainage. "I see this
frequently," said loli. "People have in-
grown nails they've tried to trim, but
their eyesight is faulty and it caused a
Quick fix: As long as you're not dia-
betic you can soak your toe in warm
water and put an antibiotic ointment
and a Band-Aid on it.

Long-term fix: If the infection isn't
gone in five days, a podiatrist can
remove the offending portion of the
nail or cauterize the nail chemically,
so it doesn't grow back in one corner.
5. Plantar fasciitis: Overuse
commonly causes heel pain where
the plantar fascia, a ligament-like
structure along the bottom of your
foot, attaches to the heel bone, but
this condition may also result from
obesity, foot structure, or inflammato-
ry disease. This can become a chronic
Quick fix: Rest, elevate, and ice your
heel, and take NSAIDs with a doctor's
okay. Over-the-counter arch supports
and calf stretching can also help.
Long-term fix: "This condition
responds well to physical thera-
py," said loli. "You may also need
custom orthotics and sometimes a
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An old hand at pull-ups


This wasn't going to be a fair fight.
Everyone knew that going in. On
one side was Dan Durante, trim and
fit, but seven decades on in life. On
the other, about 20 members of the
Liberty High School football team in
Bealeton, Va., and 10 cheerleaders, all
in fine shape and more than 50 years
younger. This one had mismatch
written all over it.
Yes, Durante crushed them. Score
one for the old guys.
The contest was to see who could
do the most pull-ups, an exercise
Durante practices every day and the
kids do not. At home, on his own
pull-up bar, he routinely does more
than 50 in less than 60 seconds.
"There's life after 20," he told the
teenagers as they gathered in the
high school weight room for the
friendly competition. Pull-ups, he
said, are a "very specific exercise. If
you don't do it, you won't be able to
do a lot of them" today.
"But it says what you can do."
Indeed it says what we all can do.
Fewer than 15 percent of people age
65 and over do any regular strength

training at a time in life when it is
especially critical.
Sarcopenia the natural decline
in muscle mass that occurs as we
age and accompanying problems,
such as osteoporosis, falls, obesity
and difficulty climbing stairs, can
be held at bay long into old age by
simple weight-bearing exercises,
experts say.
None of that was on anyone's mind
last weekend. The pull-up challenge
Durante issued to the teens was a
fundraiser. For every pull-up (palms
facing outward) or chin-up (palms
in) they could do, he would con-
tribute a dollar to the football team,
which needs more than $15,000
every year for equipment and travel
costs that the school doesn't cover.
The top boy and girl would each
earn $200 for the team. And if any of
them could get within 10 pull-ups
of Durante's total, he'd pay $10 per
"This is all Dan's idea. This is some-
thing he wanted to do for the team,"
head football coach Sean Finnerty
told the group in the weight room,
which included a few parents who
came to watch.
Durante, he said, had come to

every football game, cheering as
Liberty won its conference cham-
pionship and made it to the second
round of the playoffs.
"If he can do this at age 70, what
can you do as high school kids by
pushing yourselves?" he asked.
Finnerty is also Durante's stepson-
in-law. They hatched the fundraiser
sitting around on the deck after a
barbecue one day. The first one, in
March, raised more than $900. This
time, unfortunately for the kids,
Durante had more time to train.
As a teenager in Quincy, Mass.,
Durante did pull-ups to rehab a
shoulder injured playing sandlot
football, and he never stopped. Now
a master's sprinter, he ramped up his
pull-up training when a knee injury
halted his training recently.
The knee is better now, and
Durante hopes to compete in 2014
national and world meets in the
60-meter dash.
He went first on Saturday, record-
ing 39 pull-ups in 53 seconds before
he exhausted his arms. The pull-up
bar at Liberty had a bit of sway in it,
he said, reducing his total a bit.
Up first for the football team was
... no one. Like rockers refusing to

follow Jimi Hendrix on stage, none
of the kids was willing to be the first
compared with Durante.
"Don't make me pick," Finnerty
Finally, middle linebacker Matt
Nailor stepped up and did 18. Keith
Miller did 9. Daniel Jackson did 16.
Tailback Brent Smith clocked 20, and
Anthony Spagnoletti, a receiver and
safety, did 21.
"It's amazing," he said of Durante
after he caught his breath. "Not many
people like him can do that. He's got
A couple of 300-pound linemen did
one each before Kevin Nailor, Matt's
twin brother, achieved the team high
at 26.
On a lower bar, Haileigh Hurst, all
of 14 years old, topped nine other
cheerleaders with seven chin-ups.
Deonae Carter-Beale did five. "I hope
I can do that when I'm that old," she
said of Durante's total.
The event raised $613 for a small-
town football team that can use every
hard-earned dollar. And Durante
promised more.
"A year from now, I'll be back," he
said. "I expect you to challenge me.
At least get within 10."

Quinn on nutrition: Diet for optimal health


Is there a diet plan that is best for
overall health? A way of eating to keep
our heart strong, blood vessels clear,
and bones sturdy? A food pattern that
will stave off diabetes and cancer?
One is certainly emerging from
scores of scientific studies, according
to the Oregon State University's Linus
Pauling Institute (LPI).
Named for the sometimes contro-
versial scientist, the late Dr. Linus
Pauling, this respected organization is
now dedicated to understanding the
role of specific nutrients and other
components in food that can en-
hance our health and prevent disease.
It's food (and some supplements)
after all, that deliver the materials to
power our bodies through this life.
Here's a food formula for healthy
adults to stay that way based on
findings from top researchers around
the world:
*2 cups of fruit and 2-1/2 cups of

vegetables every day. (Sorry, French
fries and other potato products don't
count as part of this tally, says the
LPI.) A high intake of fruits and vege-
tables may activate certain genes that
suppress the development of breast
cancer, for example.
*Eat fish 2 times a week. And use
foods rich in alpha-linolenic acid
(a plant form of omega-3s) such as
walnuts, flaxseed meal, and canola
oil. Omega-3s can change the compo-
sition of heart cells and help protect
against heart failure, say researchers.
*For cooking and salad dressings,
choose oils rich in unsaturated fats
such as soy, corn, safflower and olive
oil; snack on nuts. Plant-based fats
are associated with healthier hearts.
*Cut back on foods that are high
in saturated fat (the kind we tend to
stock up on for holiday cooking) such
as high-fat meats, butter, whole milk
and cheese.
*Avoid smoked or cured foods and
charred fish, meat, and poultry. These
may contain substances that increase

our risk for cancer.
*Eat more whole-grain foods and
fewer white foods such as refined
bread, flour and rice. Whole grains
contain nutrients that may protect
against heart disease and diabetes.
*Eat a variety of lean and low-fat
protein foods such as seafood, eggs,
meat, poultry, low-fat milk, cheese,
yogurt, legumes (beans and peas),
nuts, seeds and soy products. Protein
is vital for maintaining muscles and
immune function.

*Steer clear of foods with more cal-
ories than nutrients such as cookies
(except at your annual Christmas
Cookie Exchange), candies, chips,
and sugary breakfast cereals
*Drink water throughout the day to
stay hydrated. Unsweetened coffee
and tea are OK, too, but be aware of
the caffeine content.
*Choose nonfat or low-fat dairy or
soy milk. Avoid sugary soft drinks and
limit intake of fruit juice to 1 cup (8
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Treating insomnia, but without the medications


She lacked energy, had trouble
focusing on the task at hand, and
often felt down or depressed.
And no wonder: Dana Albright had
been struggling with insomnia for
more than a decade.
The Philadelphia teacher would
sleep well one night, and then sleep
less each night after that, until for a
night or two she wasn't sleeping at all.
She totaled two cars in fatigue-related
accidents, and although no one was
seriously injured, she became so
concerned she stopped driving for a
year. She was prescribed a succession
of sleep medications Lunesta,
Ambien, Zaleplon but the drugs
were ineffective or too expensive, or
the side effects were too burdensome.
And then a few months ago her doc-
tor suggested something completely
different: cognitive behavioral therapy
for insomnia (CBT-I), or roughly six to
eight talk therapy sessions focused on
adopting sleep-promoting attitudes
and behaviors.
"It's eight weeks, and it can change
everything," Albright, 32, said of
She now sleeps an average of
slightly less than eight hours a night,
she said. She's much happier and
more alert, and she has the energy
she needs for her job.
The National Institutes of Health
recognizes CBT-I as the preferred
treatment for chronic insomnia, and

a 2012 review of the medical literature
in the journal BMC Family Practice
found evidence that CBT-I is more
effective in the long run (six months
to two years) than sleep medications,
with improvements along the lines of
30 to 60 minutes of total sleep time
per night.
"What the studies in general show is
that in the short run, while people are
in treatment, medication and CBT-I
are equally effective. But if you look
over the long term, CBT-I has much
better long-term gains than medica-
tion," said University of Pennsylvania
assistant professor of psychology
Philip Gehrman, a co-author of the
2012 study
Yet, CBT-I has been slow to catch
on, with only about 200 providers
certified in the field by the American
Board of Sleep Medicine (For a list, go
Among the reasons: Insomnia tra-
ditionally hasn't been taken seriously
as a distinct mental health issue; it's
been viewed as a symptom of depres-
sion or anxiety.
CBT-I involves sleep hygiene
practices such as using the bed only
for sleep and sex; relaxation exercises
to combat sleep-related anxiety; and
sleep efficiency training, in which
you're asked to limit the amount to
time you spend in bed but not sleep-
ing. If, for instance, you're in bed from
10 p.m. to 7 a.m. but only getting an
average of six hours of sleep at night,
you may be asked to go to bed at 1
a.m. and get up at 7 a.m.

"The theory behind it is that the
sleep drive the need for sleep -
builds up and it gets to the point
where it overrides the anxiety (about
not being able to sleep)," Gehrman
The harder you try to fall asleep, the
harder it is to do it, Gehrman adds,
and sleep efficiency training shifts
a patient's focus from trying to fall
asleep to trying to stay up: "It takes off
some of that pressure, that effort to

Albright said she lost sleep ini-
tially during CBT-I at the University
of Pennsylvania Behavioral Sleep
Medicine Program but now she's
sleeping longer and better than she
has in years.
"I don't think a lot of people know
that this exists, or where to get it, or
how to get it" she said. "I think if there
were more places that could offer this,
it would be much more popular."

Can't fall asleep? Over-the-counter aids have a mixed record


Every morning I am greeted by
Facebook friends complaining of
sleepless nights or awakenings. I
know the feeling as do many other
In a 2005 survey of 1,506 Americans
by the National Sleep Foundation, 54
percent reported at least one symp-
tom of insomnia difficulty falling
asleep, waking a lot during the night,
waking up too early or waking up
feeling unrefreshed at least a few
nights a week over the previous year.
Thirty-three percent said they had
experienced symptoms almost every
If insomnia visited me that often,

I'd be tempted to pick up something
at the pharmacy something easy,
something safe, something that didn't
involve making a doctor's appoint-
ment. Indeed, 10 to 20 percent of
Americans take over-the-counter
sleep aids each year, according to
the American Academy of Sleep
The way they're marketed, over-
the-counter sleep aids sound very
appealing: The new product ZzzQuil
(yes, from the maker of NyQuil)
promises "a beautiful night's sleep;"
an ad said you'll "fall asleep faster
and stay asleep longer" after using
Unisom. Companies marketing the
herb valerian root and the hormone
melatonin as over-the-counter sleep
aids make similar claims.

But what's the evidence that sup-
ports these claims? "It's quite lean,"
said Andrew Krystal, who directs
the sleep research program at Duke
Over-the-counter sleep aids work
differently from prescription drugs
for insomnia. Most are simply
antihistamines in sheep's clothing.
(Yes, that's a joke.) The majority of
them ZzzQuil, TylenolPM and
Unisom SleepGels contain diphen-
hydramine as the active ingredient,
the same compound in Benadryl.
(Unisom SleepTabs use doxylamine,
another antihistamine.)
The clinical studies testing diphen-
hydramine for insomnia are minimal,
Krystal said: There have been only
two, which together involved 204
people. "That's it. That's all we have,"
he said. (Other studies have looked at
daytime sleepiness with the drug.)
The studies looked at people with
primary insomnia meaning that
their sleep problems were not the
result of other medical issues such as
depression, anxiety or pain.
The first study included a compar-
ison of the effects of diphenhydr-
amine (50 milligrams, a typical OTC
dose) with those of a placebo in 20
elderly people with insomnia. The
participants reported slightly fewer
nighttime awakenings with diphen-
hydramine than with the placebo, but
no difference in how long they took to
fall asleep, how well they slept or how
long they slept.
The second study tested 25-mil-
ligram doses of diphenhydramine
against a placebo and an herbal
preparation of valerian and hops
in 184 adults with mild insom-
nia. Compared to a placebo,

diphenhydramine improved sleep
efficiency (the percentage of time
in bed spent sleeping) based on
participants' feedback but not on
automated readings of brain, eye and
muscle activity. Neither did it affect
sleep onset or total sleep time.
What these studies did find with
diphenhydramine was side effects,
including dry mouth, dizziness and
headache. Other side effects that can
occur with diphenhydramine are
constipation and urinary retention,
Krystal said.
The valerian-hops combination
helped, to some degree: People who
took that mixture reported that it
took slightly less time to fall asleep
and that their insomnia was less
The problem with valerian root is
that there's so much variety in the
preparations, said Vivek Jain, who
directs the Center for Sleep Disorders
at George Washington University
Hospital in Washington. You can't be
certain how much active ingredient
you're getting, he said, and because
these products are regulated as
supplements rather than drugs,
their composition can vary from one
maker to the next.
Krystal concurs. "You never know
what you're getting. It's an extract
from a root.... No two batches will
be the same."
The bottom line is that the evidence
has not shown more than modest
effects of valerian, Krystal said.
What about melatonin? Jain said
there is some evidence that it helps
people fall asleep more quickly. A
2011 study of prolonged-release


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Beat cavities by stepping up your oral hygiene


Cavities are practically a given today
and no age or ethnic group seems to
be immune.
Cavities, or tooth decay, start when
plaque forms on the teeth. Plaque is
the sticky substance that forms on
teeth and combines with the sugars
and starches in the foods we eat.
This combination produces acids
that attack tooth enamel. If we don't
develop a sensible daily dental health
plan, the result can be cavities. Left
too long, you can face tooth loss, root
canal surgery and other problems.
Tooth decay is the second most
prevalent disease in the United States,
with the common cold earning top
honors. Fortunately, cavities can be
easily prevented.
The mouth can be a busy place for
bacteria, those tiny colonies of living
organisms constantly moving on
your teeth, gums, lips and tongue. Of
course, bacteria in the mouth is nor-
mal, and while some bacteria can be
harmful, most are not. Some are even
helpful. We do have to worry about
bacteria that attach to hard surfaces
in the mouth, including the enamel
covering your teeth. If it isn't removed,
the bacteria will multiply and grow in
number until a colony forms.
Once a colony is established, more
bacteria of different types attach
to the colony already on the tooth
enamel. Proteins in saliva mix in and
the bacteria colony becomes a whitish
film on the tooth. This film is called
plaque, and it's what causes cavities.
So how do you avoid plaque and the
cavities it can cause? Here are some
simple tips:

1. Brush regularly. In the fight
against cavities, it's essential that you
brush your teeth properly at least
twice a day with a toothpaste contain-
ing fluoride. As part of your brushing
regime, make sure you brush long
enough, in the right direction, etc.
Check with your dentist or dental
hygienist about proper brushing
2. Floss daily. Food debris gets
caught in between our teeth when we
eat. If the debris is not removed, it can
lead to cavities. Flossing every day is
the best way to remove food debris
from in between teeth. Some research
shows that brushing and flossing can
also lead to better heart health.
3. Eat healthy. Proper nutrition
plays an important role in good den-
tal health. Eating nutritional snacks
and limiting sugary drinks helps
prevent plaque from forming. Cut
down on the amount of soda, artificial
fruit juices and candy you consume.
Good dental health can lead to overall
good health.
4. Visit your dentist. Many cavities
can only be detected by a dentist or a
dental x-ray. Visiting your dentist for
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New device may track treatment response in ovarian cancer


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oped by Harvard Medical School
investigators at Massachusetts
General Hospital may greatly simplify
the monitoring of patients' response
to treatment for ovarian cancer-the
most lethal form of gynecologic can-
cer-and certain other malignancies.
Ascites fluid from ovarian cancer
patients is introduced through a filter
into an inlet (left) where magnetically
labeled benign cells are trapped.
The remaining fluid passes through
a microchip containing microwells
where antibody-labeled tumor cells
are captured (inset) for collection, im-
aging and additional analyses. Image:
Hakho Lee and Jaehoon Chung,
Mass General Center for Systems
BiologyAscites fluid from ovarian can-
cer patients is introduced through a
filter into an inlet (left) where magnet-
ically labeled benign cells are trapped.
The remaining fluid passes through
a microchip containing microwells
where antibody-labeled tumor cells
are captured (inset) for collection, im-
aging and additional analyses. Image:
Hakho Lee and Jaehoon Chung, Mass
General Center for Systems Biology
The team from the Mass General
Cancer Center and the hospital's
Center for Systems Biology reported
using the device to isolate and identi-
fy tumor cells from ascites, an accu-
mulation of fluid in the abdomen that
often occurs in abdominal cancers.
The PNAS paper also describes devel-
oping a panel of four protein markers
to accurately identify ovarian cancer
cells in ascites.
"We were able to demonstrate that
simply squirting small amounts of
otherwise discarded ascites fluid into

our device allowed us to quantify
tumor cells and explore mechanistic
markers of tumor progression without
the need to process liters of ascites
with advanced instrumentation not
readily available in many community
hospitals," said Cesar Castro, HMS in-
structor in medicine at Mass General
and co-lead author of the PNAS
paper. "Moreover, achieving point-of-
care readouts of tumor cell markers
from repeatedly collected ascites at
different time points could allow for
frequent monitoring of treatment
response without having to wait for
the next imaging scan."
The ability to track treatment
response reliably lets caregivers know
whether a particular anticancer drug
should be continued or if another
option should be tried. Tumor re-
currence begins before metastases
become visible on imaging studies,
so several options for non-invasive
"liquid biopsies" are being investigat-
ed, including analysis of circulating
tumor cells and other factors found
in the blood. Because ovarian cancer
metastases are usually confined to the
abdominal cavity and ascites com-
monly form in advanced disease, the
research team theorized that ascites
fluid could be an alternative, if not
better, option than blood for treat-
ment monitoring.
Isolation of ascites tumor cells
has been challenging because they
constitute less than 1 percent of the
cells in ascites fluid. Ascites tumor
cells themselves vary greatly in size,
and other fluid contents-inflam-
matory and blood cells, cells from
the abdominal lining and additional
debris-often form large clumps that
clog typical microfluidic devices.
Along with removing the non-tumor-
cell components of ascites fluid, the

team also needed a way to accurately
identify ovarian cancer cells and
analyze their molecular properties.
Lengthy laboratory work compared
ovarian cancer cells with benign cells
and compared ascites samples from
ovarian cancer patients with samples
from individuals with noncancerous
conditions like cirrhosis. That process
led investigators to identify four
protein markers that specifically iden-
tified ascites tumor cells from ovarian
cancer patients. They confirmed the
accuracy of the four-protein panel,
called ATCDX, in two separate sample
sets, comparing ascites fluid from
ovarian cancer patients with either
noncancerous fluid or with ascites
from patients with other types of
Before the ascites fluid passes
through the device, called the ATC
chip, the sample is labeled with
magnetic nanoparticles that bind to
noncancerous inflammatory cells. The
sample is introduced into the three-
inch-long ATC chip through a filter
that screens out clumps of debris. The
sample then passes by a magnet that
traps the magnetically labeled benign
A mixture of antibodies to the
ATCDX proteins, which label the
markers for imaging detection, is also
added to the device. After the magnet-
ic sorting, the sample passes over a
series of successively smaller microw-
ells, which collect ascites tumor cells
while even smaller leukocytes pass
through the device. The concentration
of ascites tumor cells captured on the
chip is 1,000 times greater than it was
in the original fluid sample.
The investigators initially tested
their device by analyzing ascites sam-
ples collected from a single ovarian
cancer patient over a 14-week course

of treatment, first with standard che-
motherapy and then with antiangio-
genic therapy after disease progres-
sion resumed. The ATC chip revealed
that the number of ascites tumor cells
fell during initial treatment response,
rose with tumor growth and fell again
as antiangiogenesis treatment relieved
the patient's symptoms.
By analyzing the molecular prop-
erties of ascites tumor cells from 46
ovarian cancer patients, the research-
ers could distinguish between those
whose tumors responded to treat-
ment and those whose tumors did not
"This device far exceeded our
expectations," said Ralph Weissleder,
the Thrall Family Professor of
Radiology at Mass General and senior
author of the PNAS paper. "Coupled
with our diagnostic panel, we were
able to clearly distinguish between
tumor cells and the extensive cellular
debris commonly found in ascites.
The ATC chip and the set of protein
markers we uncovered, which reliably
identified ovarian cancer cells floating
in ascites, provide a novel platform
for extending ascites tumor cells
analysis to settings where the expen-
sive equipment and labor-intensive
techniques that ascites tumor cells
isolation previously required would
not be feasible."
The research team noted that large-
scale production of the ATC chip is
already being planned. If future stud-
ies confirm their results, the device's
ease of use and low cost-estimated
at less than $1 each-would make
ascites tumor cells analysis a prac-
tical, valuable tool for both treating
and researching ovarian cancer, and
possibly other cancers whose tumors
induce the formation of ascites,
including pancreatic cancer.

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anti-cholesterol drugs such as stations

appear to diminish the effect of this
estrogen-like molecule.
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27HC that mimics the hormone
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MRI not intended to be used in place of a mammogram


Dear Mayo Clinic: Why is a mam-
mogram the standard screening
tool used to look for breast cancer?
Wouldn't MRI catch the disease
For most women, mammograms
work well as a screening test for
breast cancer. Magnetic resonance
imaging of the breast, or breast MRI,
can be useful in some cases along
with a mammogram. But MRI is not
intended to be used in place of a
mammogram. Although it is a sensi-
tive test, breast MRI may miss some
breast cancers that mammography
can detect.
A mammogram is an X-ray image
of the breast. Most mammograms are
digital images that appear on a com-
puter screen. Breast MRI is an imag-
ing technique that captures multiple
images of the breast. Those images
are combined using a computer to
generate detailed pictures. Both tests
can reveal tumors and other breast
Mammography remains the rec-
ommended first test in breast cancer

screening for several reasons. First,
mammography is widely available.
Most women have access to a clinic
or hospital that offers mammograms.
Second, the test is well-established
and standardized among health care
facilities. That means the way mam-
mography is done is very similar from
one place to another throughout the
United States.
Breast MRI, on the other hand, is
a newer technology, and is not as
widely available as mammography. In
addition, breast MRI is not well stan-
dardized. Large differences exist in
the way the procedure is performed,
as well as in the kind of machine and
other equipment used. So the same
test is not necessarily going to provide
the same results from one place to
another. Breast MRI studies also are
much more expensive than mammo-
grams. Finally, there are some abnor-
malities that can be found using a
mammogram that may not be evident
on MRI, such as calcium deposits in
breast ducts and other tissues. These
calcifications may be associated with
cancer in some cases.
Having breast MRI after a mammo-
gram can be a useful way to screen

for breast cancer in certain situations.
For example, women who are at high
risk for breast cancer due to a family
history of the disease or other factors
may benefit from both a mammo-
gram and MRI.
Breast MRI also may be recom-
mended for women who have very
dense breasts. Dense breast tissue can
make it harder for abnormalities to
be found on a mammogram because
dense tissue can look similar to an
abnormality on the mammogram
image. In those cases, breast MRI may
be able to detect problems that could
go unnoticed on a mammogram.
No matter what the individual situ-
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Not all organizations agree on how
often that needs to happen. For
instance, the U.S. Preventive Services
Task Force mammogram guidelines
recommend women begin breast can-
cer screening at age 50 and then have
a mammogram every two years after
that. The American Cancer Society
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screening begin at 40 and continue
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Fears, willingness to help make seniors appealing targets for scams


Told he had won $10 million in a
sweepstakes, an older man insisted
that he was going to Florida to collect
despite objections from his family
and even an explanation from the
Arizona Attorney General's Office
that he was being scammed.
Similar to the plot of the current
movie release "Nebraska," in which
an aging man travels from Montana
to Nebraska in pursuit of $1 million
promised in a scam, it's the kind of
thing that Stewart Grabel sees reg-
ularly as ombudsman for the Pima
(Ariz.) Council on the Aging.
Like many older people, this Pima
County, Ariz., man was too willing to
believe that those offering the prize
were telling the truth.
"He said, "Ed McMahon wouldn't
lie to me,'" Grabel said.
With 20 percent of Arizonans
forecast to be 65 or older by 2020,
many more residents will be part of
a demographic increasingly preyed
upon by scams taking advantage se-
niors' of fears, such as facing poverty
or losing medical coverage, and their
willingness to help others, such as
giving money to those pretending to
be relatives in trouble.
"I have clients that tell me, 'I
looked him in the eye and shook his
hand, and I knew he was an honest
guy,'" Grabel said. "And he wasn't an
honest guy."
State Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson,
said officials needs to do more to
protect this vulnerable population.
"There's a lot of potential abuse
that can happen financially, with the
population of seniors we have," he
Dot Esler, senior program manager
for senior impact strategies at the
United Way of Tucson and Southern
Arizona, said seniors are also more
susceptible to scams because they
spend more time at home, making
them available for phone calls and
in-person pitches. When someone
is socially isolated, he or she can be
even more vulnerable, Esler said.
"They may be making the decision
based on an emotional reaction that
if they had an opportunity to talk to
somebody else, they might be able to
see through that it was a scam or a
fraud," she said.
Kathleen Waldron, professor at
Arizona State University's New
College, said the embarrassment
might also lead seniors to not report

that they have been scammed.
"That embarrassment factor can
also cause them not to want to tell
anyone what's happened, which can
then cause more stress," she said.
Miranda Garcia, a Phoenix-based
inspector for the U.S. Postal Service,
said that mail fraud is traditionally
underreported because of the embar-
rassment factor.
"They don't want their family
members or friends to know that
they've been "duped" or lost money,"
she said.
Kathleen Winn, the Arizona
Attorney General's Office's commu-
nity outreach director, said business
and investment scams are popular
in Arizona because many seniors
are on fixed incomes. When seniors
investors don't make money, the
scam artists will try to sell them
more investments with promises of
returns, she said.
While the Attorney General's Office
does a good job taking down these
businesses, new ones quickly sprout,
Winn said.
"It's like Whac-a-Mole," she said.
Garcia, the postal inspector, said
foreign lotteries and sweepstakes
scams are the most common scams
committed by mail, adding that
scammers will victimize a person
again and again once they find
"Unfortunately, if a victim does
fall for one of these scams let's
say it's a foreign lottery or a sweep-
stakes-type deal they're name is
put on a list and is essentially sent
out to all these other scammers," she
Glen Spencer, program director
for benefits assistance with the Area
Agency on Aging in Phoenix, said
scammers now use the Affordable
Care Act as a way to obtain a senior
citizen's personal information,
threatening tax penalties someone
doesn't provide a Social Security
number, for example.
"Thieves and criminals are playing
on that fear factor with vulnerable
populations that sometimes aren't
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The so-called granny scam, in
which someone posing as a grand-
child calls or emails to say he or she
is in trouble in a foreign country and
needs money, is another popular
method of preying on the elderly,
Spencer said.
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up the phone and call the individual,
they find that they're right where
they're supposed to be in their
own safe neck of the woods in the
United States and not travelling and
not in need or emergency funds," he
Farley, the Tucson lawmaker,
authored unsuccessful bills during
the past two legislative sessions that
aimed to prevent financial exploita-
tion of senior citizens. They would
have required financial institutions
to report suspicious activity, like
withdrawals and wire transfers to
Nigeria, to the Attorney General's
"There are people who are out
there who are unfortunately preda-
tory upon seniors who see them as
being vulnerable, which they are,"
Farley said. "Instead of protecting
that vulnerability, they take advan-
tage of the vulnerability. And that's
something that we have to crack
down upon."
Melanie Starns, assistant direc-
tor of the Arizona Department of
Economic Security's Division of
Aging and Adult Services, said edu-
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community to educate older
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how to protect themselves," Starns
David Mitchell, Arizona AARP's
senior state director, said the AARP is
launching a pilot program, the Fraud
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to inform individuals about new
scams and frauds through email
"The thieves are pretty smart. They
try to get out there and take advan-
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The Fraud Watch Network is
designed to not only protect par-
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Mitchell said.
"Empower the individual and
create a desire in that individual to
share that information with their
friends and loved ones," he said.
Tina Dannenfelser, program
administrator for Adult Protective
Services, part of the state
Department of Economic Security,
said that even with education some
seniors will believe in a scam.
"We have seniors that have sent
literally tens of thousands of dollars
to the lotteries," she said. "Doesn't
matter how many pamphlets we
take them, doesn't matter how many
times we tell them it's a scam. They
continue to believe that they are
going to be getting that money."
Waldron, the Arizona State
University professor, said families
should prepare for the possibility
that elderly family members may lose
their cognitive abilities and become
vulnerable to scams.
"Those are conversations people
need to have in their families before
these things become an issue," she
said. "But families don't like to talk
those things."
Robert Schneiderman, a Scottsdale,
Ariz., resident whose father was a
victim of financial exploitation in
California, families should have
plans for children to eventually
assume control of their parents'
finances, even if it requires some
difficult conversations.
"Knowing that your family is pro-
tected I don't just mean financially
protected, but legally protected -
from outside intrusion should make
a family feel good," he said.

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researchers set out to determine
whether this estrogen activity was
sufficient on its own to promote
breast cancer growth and metastasis,
and whether controlling it would
have a converse effect.
Using mouse models that are
highly predictive of what occurs in
humans, McDonnell and colleagues
demonstrated the direct involvement
of 27HC in breast tumor growth, as
well as the aggressiveness of the can-
cer to spread to other organs. They

also noted that the activity of this
cholesterol metabolite was inhibited
when the animals were treated with
antiestrogens or when supplementa-
tion of 27HC was stopped.
The studies were substantiated
using human breast cancer tissue.
An additional finding in the human
tissue showed a direct correlation
between the aggressiveness of the
tumor and an abundance of the en-
zyme that makes the 27HC molecule.
They also noted that 27HC could be
made in other places in the body and
transported to the tumor.
"The worse the tumors, the
more they have of the enzyme,"
said lead author Dr. Erik Nelson,

a post-doctoral associate at Duke.
Nelson said gene expression studies
revealed a potential association
between 27HC exposure and the
development of resistance to the an-
tiestrogen tamoxifen. Their data also
highlights how increased 27HC may
reduce the effectiveness of aromatase
inhibitors, which are among the
most commonly used breast cancer
"This is a very significant finding,"
McDonnell said. "Human breast
tumors, because they express this
enzyme to make 27HC, are making
an estrogen-like molecule that can
promote the growth of the tumor. In
essence, the tumors have developed

a mechanism to use a different
source of fuel."
McDonnell said the findings
suggest there may be a simple way
to reduce the risk of breast cancer
by keeping cholesterol in check,
either with stations or a healthy diet.
Additionally, for women who have
breast cancer and high cholesterol,
taking stations may delay or prevent
resistance to endocrine therapies
such as tamoxifen or aromatase
The next steps for research include
clinical studies to verify those po-
tential outcomes, as well as studies
to determine if 27HC plays a role in
other cancers, McDonnell said.

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holiday colors (as well as) healthful
Add fruits, such as apples or pears,
into stuffing recipes, she said.
"By blending cranberries with
Brussels sprouts, for example, and
using seasonal vegetables to get good
colors into food, you're blending
different flavors."
Haugen recommends tweaking
traditional and comfort foods. In
mashed potatoes, for example, omit
sour cream, cheese and butter, she
said, and used mashed cauliflower
instead. "It gives a creamy texture,
and you've added a vegetable," she
Burbank suggests reducing your
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Before the party, eat a snack from
two food groups, Burbank said.
"Eating something high in fiber and
something high in protein will keep
you feeling fuller longer."
She recommends eating a piece of
fruit with low-fat cheese or whole-
grain bread "so you're not famished"
when you go to the party.
When you're hungry, those
high-calorie foods "will look twice as
tempting," she said.
"What foods look best when you're
hungry? Those that are high-fat and
high-sugar," Haugen said. "Don't skip
meals, with the idea that you're going
to 'save up' calories for later. If you
don't skip meals, you're more likely to
make wiser choices."
At the party, use a smaller plate,
Burbank said. "You will eat less."
She suggests drinking one calo-
rie-filled beverage followed by one

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non-caloric beverage, such as water.
People are not aware of the calories
they consume from beverages as
much as those from food, she said.
"So, it's a pretty good place to overin-
dulge even with fruit punch, and
especially if they've added 7-Up to it
or a calorie-full soda, which often-
times they do."
Give nonfood gifts that encourage
physical activity, such as passes to a
local water park or bowling, she said.
Or, instead of food, give a service,
such as free baby-sitting.

Food is part of our culture,
Burbank said. "It's tied into all those
feelings that go with it. We like to
treat ourselves. We like to treat each
Those emotional underpinnings of
tradition make it tougher to choose
healthier options.
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Pediatricians advise pregnant women, children against drinking raw milk


The American Academy of
Pediatrics warned that pregnant
women and children should not
drink raw milk and said it supports
a nationwide ban on the sale of raw
milk because of the danger of bacteri-
al illnesses.
The group's statement said it
supports federal health authorities "in
endorsing the consumption of only
pasteurized milk and milk products
for pregnant women, infants and
The academy also "endorses a ban
on the sale of raw or unpasteurized
milk and milk products throughout
the United States, including the sale
of certain raw milk cheeses, such
as fresh cheese, soft cheeses and
soft-ripened cheeses."
Thirty states allow the sale of
raw milk. The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration prohibits the inter-
state shipment of raw milk for human
consumption, though it allows
transport of some clearly labeled raw
Advocates say raw milk is delicious
and provides health benefits, includ-
ing protection against asthma and


Senate Bill 224 prohibits the sale of
electronic cigarettes and other alter-
native tobacco products to minors.
"Nicotine," McAfee said, "is highly
addictive. Just because it's safer
than a cigarette doesn't mean it's
safe. We already know that nicotine
can interfere with adolescent brain
Though the e-cig market is frag-
mented, growth has been explosive. A
Wells Fargo Securities study predicted
retail and online sales would jump by
240 percent or more this year.
"They're crazy popular," Miami-
Dade School Board member Raquel
Regalado said, "and not just as a
(smoking) cessation device. Kids are
buying them without a problem."
Many blame the increased use of
e-cigs by teens on the lack of federal
regulation. Selling regular cigarettes
to minors is illegal, but there is no
such law for e-cigarettes. "You can
just go out and buy them," said Arlett
Gonzalez, president of the Students

lactose intolerance. And when the
animals are raised properly and the
milk is treated carefully, they say, raw
milk poses little danger to human
Recently, health officials in
Minnesota warned that raw milk
could be making more people sick
than previously recognized, based on
a 10-year study. They estimated that
more than 17 percent of the state's
residents who drank raw milk got sick.
Raw milk has long been identified
as a source of foodborne illness
outbreaks, but it is also responsible
for uncounted sporadic illnesses, the
Minnesota officials said.
And, in another study, scientists
who looked at hundreds of samples
found that organic whole milk offered
more of the fatty acids good for
the heart than conventional milk.
"We were quite surprised to see the
magnitude of difference in milk
from organic farms," said Charles
Benbrook, lead author of that study
and a program leader at the Center
for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural
Resources at Washington State
Raw milk from cows, sheep and
goats is a source of pathogens such
as listeria, salmonella and E. coli

Working Against Tobacco preven-
tion club at Westland Hialeah High
School. "There's no age limit and no
one asks you any questions."
Arlett has noticed more of her peers
vaping every year, even as her club
members diligently hand out infor-
mation about e-cigs and help with
special educational programs, such
as the Great American Smokeout in
November. "I see them in the movies,
in the mall, anywhere teenagers hang
out," she added. "They're not hard to
The FDA has announced its intent
to issue a rule regulating e-cigs and
other tobacco products under the
Family Smoking Prevention and
Tobacco Control Act, but this may
take months, and the FDA does not
comment on proposed regulations.
In a prepared statement, a repre-
sentative said in an email: "Further
research is needed to assess the
potential public health benefits and
risks of electronic cigarettes and
other novel tobacco products."
No one doubts that the FDA will
get around to regulating e-cigs. In the
meantime, the debate over the risks
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- which can cause serious, even
fatal, illness, the pediatricians' policy
statement said. And it contends
that the benefits of raw milk "have
not been clearly demonstrated in
evidence-based studies" and do not
outweigh the risks.
That assessment is confusing, said
Mark McAfee, head of a raw milk
dairy with products sold in 625 stores.
"I could not disagree with them more
profoundly. And it's based on sci-
ence," he said.
What he sells "is not the raw milk
we saw 50 to 75 to 100 years ago,"
he said. Raw milk that's regulated by
state officials and produced under
strict standards is safe and beneficial
to people, he said.
Pasteurization, introduced in the
U.S. in the 1920s, kills bacteria by
heating milk. Before that time, the
pediatricians' statement said, raw
dairy products were responsible for
hundreds of outbreaks of infection.
"Pasteurized milk and milk prod-
ucts are extraordinarily healthy, nutri-
tious and safe for children," said Dr.
Mary Glode, a co-author of the policy
statement. The academy's statement
supports the position of the FDA, the
American Medical Association and

product has grown more heated. The
e-cigarette industry association backs
a ban on sales to minors.
"We consider this a tobacco prod-
uct," said Tom Kiklas, CFO of the
Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette
Association. "We agree this should
not be sold or marketed to minors."
Some local retailers agree. Eric
Stein, store manager at Navarro
Pharmacy in Memorial Hospital in
Broward County stocks one brand
of e-cigs and uses them himself, but
he refuses to sell them to teens. "My
policy is I don't do it. I don't promote.
I don't think children should be
smoking anything."
VMR, the parent company of V2,
the Miami-based, third-largest e-cig
vendor in the country, does not sell
or market to minors. They voluntarily
label their products "Underage Sale
Prohibited" and support youth bans.
AVMR spokesman said in an email
that the company helped found
the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade
Association to engage "state and fed-
eral agencies to craft and implement
needed, responsible regulations, for
issues like youth access."
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Maureen Bligh, a registered di-
etitian nutritionist, said she agreed
"wholeheartedly" with the American
Academy of Pediatrics' stand. "They
instituted pasteurization for a rea-
son to ensure safety for the entire
population, and it's especially import-
ant for children and anyone else who
is vulnerable."
To her, the risks are not worth any
benefits that advocates say come
from raw milk.
The pediatricians estimate that 1
percent to 3 percent of dairy products
consumed in the U.S. are not pasteur-
ized. From 1998 to 2009, that led to
1,837 illnesses, two resulting in death.
The popularity of raw milk products,
including soft cheeses, has been on
the rise.
"We have no scientific evidence that
consuming raw milk provides any ad-
vantages of pasteurized milk and milk
products," Dr. Yvonne Maldonado,
lead author of the policy statement,
a professor of pediatrics at Stanford
University School of Medicine and an
infectious-disease expert, said in a
statement. "But relative to the amount
of raw milk products on the market,
we do see a disproportionately large
number of disease and illnesses from
raw milk."

maintain that, regardless of the
industry association's position, e-cig
manufacturers and retailers are
taking a page from Big Tobacco's
playbook to market the product to
minors. Valencia Morris, the Tobacco
Prevention Specialist in Miami-Dade
for the Florida Department of Health,
cites celebrity endorsers, including
TV personality Jenny McCarthy and
rock musician Courtney Love, as an
example of the effort to attract teens.
"They make it sound like the
product is cool and trendy and sexy,"
Morris said of ads featuring such
stars. "The kids see that and they
want to try it."
Teens who use e-cigs believe they're
safer than traditional cigarettes.
Albert, the 10th grader who vapes
socially, said he's confident he won't
get addicted. "I don't have an affinity
for it," he said. "If it's present, I'll try I
don't go looking for it."
That sentiment is not uncommon.
The American Journal of Public
Health reported last year that 53
percent of young adults who had
heard of e-cigs thought they were less
harmful that traditional cigarettes,
and the FDA maintains there hasn't
been enough research to pass final
judgment.. However, a 2009 FDA
analysis of 19 varieties of e-cigs found
that half contained nitrosamines,
the same carcinogen found in real
cigarettes, and many contained
diethylene glycol, the poisonous
ingredient in antifreeze.
The CDC's McAfee calls e-cigs a
"starter product" with the potential
to hook kids on more serious tobacco
products. Industry spokesman Kiklas
calls such statements "irresponsible.
If you're going to say they are a
gateway product to cigarettes, then
show me the study."
For school board member
Regalado, the potential for harm goes
beyond the vaporized chemicals.
She's alarmed at the e-cig's growing
popularity and adults' lack of
knowledge about them.
"I've talked to a lot of parents,"
she added, "and they're completely
clueless about them."

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Traveling this. holidavi!


Even if you're traveling, you can make great holiday memories with your family.

Take your family traditions on the road

Traveling this holiday
season? Even if you aren't
in the comfort of your own
home, you can make the
experience special for your
family. From decorating
your hotel room to welcom-
ing Santa, there are ways
you can still enjoy those
holiday traditions that are
near and dear to you.
By taking your traditions
on the road, your family can
capture the holiday spirit
in your temporary home-
away-from home. Here are a
few tips for making the time
special, no matter where
you are:
Tell your destination
if you are celebrating

something special before
you arrive.They may be able
to accommodate or assist
you with your plans.
Just because you're not
at home, doesn't mean
Santa won't deliver. Don't let
those presents go un-
opened until you get back
home. Bring them with you
on the road.You can even
consider setting up a small
Christmas tree in your hotel
Bring your family's elf
along for the ride to keep
your little ones on their
toes and on the"nice" list!
Whether he's peeking out of
the drapes or hanging from
the fan, a hotel room offers
some creative hiding spots.
Try asking the front desk

to have milk and cookies
delivered (quietly) late at
If possible, book a suite
with a fireplace and bring
along the stockings to hang.
You may not be able to
pack up your kitchen and
bring it with you, but you
can still have a delicious
holiday meal. Many hotels
and lodges serve up all
the seasonal favorites, like
turkey, mashed potatoes,
roasted pork and holiday
desserts. Reserve a spot for
dinner in advance so you
don't miss out on a home-
style meal.
Home is where the
heart is. So celebrate the
season with your family -
wherever you are.

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Giving back this holiday season


While this is the season
for buying, it's also the
season for giving. And did
you know the more you
give, the better you feel?
"Donating or giving back
is a great way to keep your
spirits up," said Lisa Dietlin,
a philanthropic adviser and
charity expert. "Research
shows that people who
volunteer live longer, and
people who work in the
nonprofit sector are happier
in their jobs."

Volunteering as a family is
a great way to fill the time
when you have kids home
from college or houseguests
looking for something to
do, Dietlin said.
"And some people may be
experiencing a loss during
this time of year or they're
going through a divorce,"
she said. "Maybe there
are conflicts with certain rel-
atives which is causing you
stress. This is a way to take
your mind off the negative
things going on while you
focus on doing something

Here are Dietlin's tips for
making the most of your
time and resources when
giving back this holiday
Seek out the veterans or
senior living facilities.
"Whether you're going
to the local VFW Hall or the
nearby senior center, there
are plenty of seniors and
veterans who are alone and
they want to share their
stories," she said. "Get the
entire family and serve a
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and tunes
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35 Special mall event
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40 Amarillo-to-Dallas
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47 Without ___
48 It may be full of
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61 Words that precede
"Born is the King

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of Man's Desiring"
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109 Like a rendition of
"Deck the Halls"
110 He's no Einstein
111 Boo-boos
112 Thriller writer
113 Rural storage
114 Preserve, in a way
115 China producer
116 Nettle
117 Half of a noodle

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5 River of Pisa

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14 [See blurb]
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foreign diplomat
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51 One of 11 pharaohs
52 Bedub
53 [See blurb]
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57 Item in Santa's
60 Eastern holiday
62 Ransacks
63 See 27-Across
65 Home of Thunder
Bay: Abbr.
66 ___ Rao, "The
Serpent and the
Rope" novelist
68 Tailors' inserts

69 Sister of Helios 84 "Cloud Shepherd" 97 Millennia on end

70 [See blurb]
71 Charged
73 In the role of
78 Guest-star in, say
80 Nile deity
81 Mideast ruler
82 Symbolic effort in
support of equal

85 Departs
87 Writer Ann
88 Mideast national
89 Self-sealing bag
91 Vintage wedding
gown fabrics
93 Mideast ruler
94 Spanish cession
in the Spanish-
American War

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101 Charge carrier
102 Greek diner order
105 Winter sports
108 Son of __
109 Bit of winter
sports equipment


Tips on keep your dog safe this holiday season

(MCT)- The holiday
season is a time to enjoy with
loved ones, but it can prove to
be more dangerous than fun
for your four-legged friend.
Many holiday staples, such
as decorations and food, can
be harmful to pets. To keep
your dog happy and healthy
during the holidays, the
American Kennel Club (AKC)
offers the following safety
When decorating for the
holidays, avoid using food

such as popcorn or cranberry
strands. If eaten, they can
cause blockages, which can
require surgery to remove.
Place ornaments, tinsel,
glass bulbs, and things that
sparkle and catch your dog's
eye higher up on your tree
where he can't reach them.
Ingesting ornaments can
cause major problems for
your dog or puppy.
Poinsettias, holly, and
mistletoe should be kept out
of your dog's reach, as they

can be poisonous to pets.
Consider having an
artificial Christmas tree, but
if you choose a natural one,
make sure your dog doesn't
swallow the pine needles or
drink the tree water, which
can cause stomach irritation
or contain poisonous plant
food. Try putting a gate
around the tree to keep the
puppy away.
Exposed wires from
holiday lights pose a threat
to your inquisitive little friend

- if your dog chews on
them, he could be electrocut-
ed. Tape indoor wires to the
wall and outdoor wires to the
side of the house where your
dog can't reach them.
Common holiday foods
such as chocolate, butter,
turkey skin, fat, and candy
can make your dog very ill.
Don't let your puppy's cute
face convince you that he
should be given table food.
Take care to keep these foods
out of reach.

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tune, offer to perform
in a lobby," she said.
"Whether it's a business,
senior living facility or
community center, they
often have pianos you
can use that can be put
to good use. And if you
have a group of singers,
organize an outing to
sing Christmas carols.
You can make this a
family tradition."
Be a layaway angel.
"Wal-Mart and Kmart
re-established their
layaway programs,
where people can put
down a little bit of
money on things each
week'," she said. "Since
then, they allow people
to be layaway angels.
So you can go in, and
ask the clerk to find an
item that is in vnur nrice

range, and then pay off
their layaway. Then the
clerk calls the person to
come and pick it up. So
it's a great way to help
if you feel like being
Get groceries for
those in need.
"Call your local food
pantry and see when
they are accepting
donations, and then get
the family in the car and
go to the store and buy a
meal you would want to
eat," she said. "Don't just
empty the cupboards of
the things you don't like.
Put together a big feast
that you would feed your
family. Items that are in
demand are foods high
in protein such as meat,
nuts and produce."'
Visit vnur oIncal house

of worship.
"If you don't know
where to start, consider
reconnecting to your
house of worship or find
one that is nearby," she
said. "A lot of them have
ornaments on the back
wall saying things like
'14-year old girl needs.'
and you can grab an orna-
ment and get them a gift.
They might also know of
a family that has fallen on
hard times either with
medical bills or perhaps
they're having a hard time
feeding their family.":'
Head to the hospital.
"There are so many pa-
tients who have nobody
visiting them, and the
loneliness can be mag-
nified during the holiday
season," she said. "Check
with the children's hos-
pital to volunteer to play
games or even to donate
presents, and see if there
are any patients getting
chemotherapy who have
nobody to talk to. Each
hospital has a different
protocol for how they
choose volunteers so be
sure to call or go on their
website to see how you
can be of service ahead
of time."
Go green and recycle.
"Instead of lining up at
the popular department
stores, people may want
to consider shopping
at thrift stores run by

nonprofits," she said.
"In Chicago, we have
many. There are the
traditional ones like
Goodwill and Salvation
Army but we also have
(the Brown Elephant, the
resale shop of the Howard
Brown Health Center) in
Lakeview. I found these
hand-painted champagne
glasses to match my sister-
in-law's set of gorgeous
glasses at (the Brown
Elephant), and they were
originals! You can really
find some nice deals."
Plant the seed to
future generations.
"A lot of individuals
want to teach the gift
of philanthropy to their
children and grand-
children, so instead of
buying gifts, give them
an amount of money
and tell them that they
have to give that to a
charity,";' she said. "Ask
them to research which
charity they want to give
that money to and
there are over 1.6 million
so they will have plenty
to choose from. Then
have them explain
why they want to give
to that charity. I know
people who have made
this a tradition and the
children look forward to
it. This teaches kids how
to give, rather than just
focusing on what they
will be receiving"

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Look what I found!




A rare kind of music

ost mechanical music
boxes use either teeth
that protrude from a roll
that hit different metal pieces to
produce notes, or a metal disk
with holes punched in the disk
which were"programmed"to
activate devices in the machine
to produce music.
The result is live music with, in
most cases, an incredibly beauti-
ful sound. As the boxes shrink in
size from large stand-up (up to
6-feet tall) machines to smaller
machines, the sound deteriorates.
The photograph with this
article is a Monopol Upright Disk
Music Box As you can see, some
of these metal disk music boxes
are wonderful pieces of furniture.
After you insert a large punched
diskand press start you won't
believe the quality of the sound.
The disks are still available on
the Internet at sites like eBay
and several music sites such as
Musical Treasures offers some
of the finest rarest machines
available. Owning one of these
will show visitors you have an eye
for the best and most interesting
pieces of music history. I would
recommend a day trip over to
Musical Treasures showrooms
for one of the best museum
experiences you'll ever have.
As the complexity of some of
these machines grows, they add
musical instruments to the mix
for a real band sound drums
are struck, stringed instruments
are bowed and horns blare.
There are smaller versions
made by companies such
as Regina, Polyphon and
Symphonia. In Europe, Gustave
Brachhausen manufactured
the Polyphon, one of the most
famous disc-operated music
boxes. In 1892, Brachhausen
moved to the United States

where he opened the Regina
Music Box Company in Jersey
City, N.J. He produced beautiful
table-top machines, along
with stand-ups, and some that
could play both metal discs and
regular records.
On the Internet I copied the
following information from a site
where you can join the Musical
Box Society International at "This is a nonprofit
dedicated to the enjoyment
study and preservation of all
automatic musical instruments.
Members receive a journal,
Mechanical Music, covering edu-
cational articles, relevant events,
activities, news, information,
and advertisements, and the
biennial Directory of Members,
Museums, and Dealers. Regional
chapters located in the U.S.
and Japan enable members
to visit collections where
they swap ideas, information,

and sometimes instruments.
Members who attend the an-
nual convention enjoy speaker
presentations, workshops,
organized tours to private and
public collections and the lively
Mart where instruments find
new homes."
In the smaller music boxes
and the figural ones, you can
find both antique and new de-
vices that play a wide variety of
music from classical to pop and
from show tunes to spirituals.
You might just find one that
plays your favorite song, or a
song from a wedding or one
that was a family favorite. You'll
find animals, clowns, pianos,
houses, snow globes and more.
The nice thing about the older
complicated ones is that they are
harder to reproduce, though you
still need to know who you're
dealing with when you make
your purchase.


Herb Fayer has been collecting for over 30 years and
knows his stuff. Please feel free to email him with
questions or comments at


Some last-minute music suggestions

appy Holidays to all mv
loyal readers and music
lovers. As I mentioned
last week, until the first of
the year there are no new re-
leases, so this week I figured,
what could I do to help you
with your holiday shopping?
Well that question
was an easy one: Let's
run a Holiday gift guide
for all the folks on your
holiday list who love
music and you might have
All of these releases will
be from 2013 and are the
top-sellers here at my shop.
Here we go.

In the country genre we
1) Blake Shelton, Basedon
a True Story
2) Band Perry, Pioneer
3) Tim McGraw, Two Lanes
of Freedom
4) Brad Paisley, Wheelhouse
5) Luke Bryan, Crash My

In the rap genre:
1) Eminem, Marshall
Mathers LP2
2) Drake, Nothing was the
3) Yo Gotti, lAm
4) Robin Thicke, Blurred

51 Jay-Z, A logno Corto
Holy Grail

In the blues genre:
1) Buddy Guy, Rhythm &
2) Tedeschi Trucks Band,
Made Up Mind
3) Joe Bonamassa, An
Acoustic Evening
4) Jonny Lang, Fight For
My Soul
5) Walter Trout, Luther's

In the hard rock genre:
1) Black Sabbath, 13
2) Avenged Sevenfold, Hail
to the King

31 Altei Buidge, Fortress
4) Korn, Paradigm Shift
5) Nine Inch Nails,
Hesitation Marks

In the pop genre:
1) Justin Timberlake, 20/20
2) Paul McCartney, New
3) Katy Perry, Prism
4) Lorde, Pure Heroine
5) Imagine Dragons, Night

And last but not least the
top selling albums at my
shop. Yes, readers, these
are ALBUMS, like the old,
dusty items in your closet

or garage ... the things your
teenagers are getting back
1) Jimi Hendrix, anything
2) The Beatles, again
3) Pink Floyd, any of them
that are still in decent shape
4) Kiss, all of them, when
they still had makeup on
5) Grateful Dead, any of the
albums you didn't play when
you were partying
I hope this list helps you
find the right gift for the
right person. Give the gift of
music and shop locally. Have


a wonderful holiday season
and remember take the time
to spend it with loved ones.
All of our time is limited, and
it is the best gift you have to
Merry Christmas, be safe
and keep rocking'

Tom Koontz is the owner ofTJ's CDS &
More at 3275-ATamiami Trail in Port
Charlotte. He loves reader comments,
and can be contacted at tjscds@

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It's the final sprint to
Christmas, and only the
most gifted gift-givers can
claim to have checked
off everyone on their
list. Every year, everyone
struggles to buy for a few
stragglers, those nearest
and dearest for whom find-
ing the right present is al-
ways a last minute dash.
Don't despair, though:
leaving shopping until
now can prove a canny
move if you know how
to wrangle the deals
that lurk hidden in plain
sight at every mall or on

every website.
I'm an avowed dis-
count-chaser, having spent
two years researching
my new book, "Bargain
Fever: How to Shop in
a Discounted World"
(Portfolio Hardcover,
$26.95), which spotlights
our newfound obsession
with deals and sales.
"Bargain Fever"took me
across the country, from
the coupon-clipping cap-
ital of the world (Tampa,
Fla., where one lady earns
more than $1 million each
year reselling coupons)
to the elite sample sales
of New York City, where
sharp elbowed socialites

descend into scrums to
save on fancy frocks. There
was one constant, though:
now that almost half of
everything sold in America
is marked down, I learned
that no one should ever
pay full price for anything,
From my research, I
developed the P.A.S.S. sys-
tem for that very purpose:
following this four point
plan, whether in the final
hours before Christmas
or an ordinary shopping
week, is a foolproof way of
finding a sale almost every
Prepare. A little
research goes a long way.

Every morning, I always
check a site like Slickdeals.
net (they also have two
apps available on iOS and
Android for those on the
go), which collates and
aggregates every sale to
see if there's a promotion I
should apply. This season,
many stores including
Best Buy, Target and
Walmart are offering to
price-match competitors'
deals, so it's even more
worthwhile spending
five minutes browsing
the forums there. It's also
worth creating a dummy
email to sign up for alerts
and newsletters from your
favorite brands: these will


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give a heads up about
upcoming promotions,
and you'll sometimes
even receive personal
promo codes. Take Banana
Republic, for example,
which sends a 25 percent
off online promo code
as a simple thank you for
signing up.
Ask. There are plenty
of hidden deals lurking in
store for those brave -
and polite enough to
ask. Perhaps one of those
promos was emailed to
subscribers? The sales as-
sistant might allow you to
apply the same code, too.
Was there a mailer sent out
by post? Sometimes, there
are spares underneath the
cash register again, the
staffer might rummage
around to find one just
for you. Is the item going
on sale any time soon?
Offer to buy it right now
if the store will offer that
upcoming promo price.
Stack. Loyalty is re-
warded almost every time.
Instead of buying a family
supply of jeans piecemeal,
bulk that purchase and
buy all four pairs at once. It
will pay off two-fold. Firstly,
stores often run promo-
tions where the more you
spend, the more you'll
save there's no discount
under $50, perhaps, but
a 20-percent markdown
kicks in once you've spent
more than that. Secondly,
sales assistants remember
big spenders: introduce

yourself and ask if they can
alert you when sales are
coming up. In higher-end
department stores, this is
a process called clienteling
and you'll be invited to
VIP-style pre-sales, when
regulars are allowed to
shop at discount up to a
week before the official
sale begins.
Smile. It costs nothing
and might save you a lot.
These three sales strategies
will be even more effective
if you're sunny. A little
humor can break the ice -
winking then asking, "Is this
the widows'and orphans'
price?" for example, when
you're trying to negotiate
helps start the conversa-
tion. Gruffly demanding a
coupon might work, but
asking sweetly if there's a
spare behind the counter
will be far more effective.
Remember, too, that
last minute shoppers
can benefit from stores'
desperation: expect plenty
of price-slashing in the
final days up to Christmas
to clear excess merchan-
dise. Whatever time you're
shopping, though, remem-
ber one simple rule: no one
should ever pay full price
for anything, ever again.
And that includes you.
Mark Ellwood is the author
of "Bargain Fever: How to
Shop in a Discounted World."
(Portfolio Hardcover, $26.95).
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Little words of love,
Make our earth an Eden,
Like the heaven above.
Julia Carney
these last few days I feel as
though I've been chopping
in tall cotton! The last week
before Christmas always has me
in a frenzy.
Dodie, a reader, called last
week and asked for Arlene's
Pineapple Cake recipe, which
ran earlier this year. I've had so
many delightful responses to
the recipe which is so easy to
make, and delicious. So Dodie,
here's the recipe, courtesy of
Arlene enjoy.
While on the subject of
sweets, lets add a few more
desserts for the holidays!
Thanks for reading and have
a wonderful Christmas and New

1 box angel food cake mix (be
sure egg whites are in the mix,
not in a separate envelope)
1 20-ounce can of crushed
pineapple, in its own unsweet-
ened juice
In a large mixing bowl, pour
in pineapple and then the cake
mix. Whisk GENTLY together,
do not over mix but be sure
cake mix gets moist. The batter
will foam up. Pour cake batter
into an ungreased 9-by-13-inch
baking pan. Bake at 350 for
25-35 minutes top of cake
should be golden brown. This

light dessert is good without
frosting, but you can add fruit or
whip cream on top for a col-
orful dessert. I have also made
cupcakes out of this moist cake
mix, time can be reduced about
5 minutes. Arlene.

25-30 chewy caramels, light
colored ones only
2 cups milk
3 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons cornstarch
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 baked 9-inch pie shell
Cool Whip
Melt caramels in one cup of
milk in top of double boiler. Beat
egg yolks well and add to 1 cup
of milk and cornstarch. When
caramel has melted, mix with
egg mixture adding salt. Return
to top of double boiler to heat,
stirring constantly till thick. Add
vanilla and pour into baked pie
shell. Top with Cool Whip.

40 marshmallows
2 cups milk
2 eggs
1 20-ounce can crushed
pineapple, drained
1 small jar cherries, drained
and chopped
12 pint whipped cream (or
Cool Whip)
Heat marshmallows and milk
over low heat till marshmallows
have melted, stirring constantly.
Slowly add 2 well-beaten eggs
and continue stirring, about

3 minutes. Remove from heat
and cool. Add pineapple,
cherries and whipped cream to
first mixture. Place in refrigerator
tray and freeze, stirring several
times while freezing.

3 tablespoons cornstarch
A teaspoon salt
1 3 cups water
14-ounce can sweetened
condensed milk (not evaporated
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 tablespoons butter or
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 medium bananas, divided
Lemon juice
9-inch baked pie shell
Cool Whip
Dissolve cornstarch in water
in medium saucepan. Stir in
condensed milk and egg yolks.
Cook and stir on medium heat
till thickened and bubbly.
Remove from heat, add butter
and vanilla, cool slightly. Slice
two bananas, dip in lemon juice
and drain. Arrange on bottom of
baked pie shell. Pour filling over
bananas. Cover and chill 4 hours
till set. Spread Cool Whip over
filling. Slice remaining banana,
dip in lemon juice and drain.
Garnish top of pie.

1-pound 13-ounce can
peaches in heavy syrup
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup sugar, divided
3 tablespoons reserved

peach syrup
3 eggs
V3 cup buttermilk
2 cup melted butter or
1 teaspoon vanilla
Unbaked 10-inch double crust
pie shell
2 tablespoons melted butter
or margarine
2 tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 400.
Drain peaches, reserving
3 tablespoons syrup. Combine
cornstarch and 2-3 tablespoons
sugar; add 3 tablespoons peach
syrup. Add remaining sugar,
eggs and buttermilk, mixing
well. Stir in melted butter and
vanilla. Pour over peaches and
stir till peaches are coated.
Pour filling into unbaked pie
shell. Moisten pastry edges
with water. Roll top crust same
as bottom Lift onto filled pie.
Trim 2 inch beyond edge of
pie plate. Fold top edge under
bottom crust and flute. Cut slits
on top crust. Brush top crust
with melted butter and sprinkle
with sugar. Bake at 400 for 45
minutes or till bubbly and gold-
en brown. Cool prior to serving.

2 cups cooked rice
1 cup milk
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1' cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
or margarine
cup raisins
12 teaspoon vanilla
Dash nutmeg

Cool Whip
Heat oven to 350. Combine
rice, milk, eggs, brown sugar
and butter in 1-quart baking
dish. Place dish in baking pan
and fill with enough water to go
halfway up. Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven. Stir in raisins
and vanilla. Return to oven and
bake 30 more minutes. Serve
hot or chilled topped with Cool
Whip. Serves 6-8. (My grandkids
love this dish!)

16 Ritz crackers, finely
1 cup chopped walnuts or
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 pint of whipped cream (or
Cool Whip)
Combine chopped nuts and
Ritz crackers. Beat eggs whites
stiff and add sugar. Fold into nut
mixture, add vanilla. Pour into
a 9-inch pie pan. Bake at 300
degrees for 45 minutes or till
golden brown. (This cooks like a
meringue.) Cool and refrigerate.
Top with whipped cream or ice
cream prior to serving. May be
made a day before.

Mary Kleiss welcomes calls, suggestions
and recipes for her column. Email her at, or call 941-889-7297.

Ugly Christmas

sweaters in demand


Vicki Vespoint pulled on
her boots and parka and
headed into the winter
weather in search of ugly
Christmas sweaters.
You know the kind the
ones so hideous they make
babies cry. So disgusting
they evoke groans from
adults.Threads revolting
enough to earn the top prize
at the company's annual
Ugly Christmas Sweater
contest. But bah humbug!
The Grinch must have gotten
to the thrift stores before
Vespoint and snapped up
the most outrageous for
"Every day people ask
about them,"said Amy
O'Brien, manager of the
Clothes Mentor, a store in
Akron, Ohio, that buys and
sells stylish, gently used
clothing. "We can't keep
them in. The more stuff that's
on them (like blinking lights
and garland) the quicker
they sell'."
Ditto at many other
secondhand stores.
Because of the season
and the popularity of parties
that require guests to wear
ugly sweaters, employees at
Goodwill of Akron, which has
13 retail stores and an outlet
in the five-county area,
know that the demand will
increase around the holidays.
To prepare, they stockpile
the seasonal clothing until
that time Even with that, the
pickings aie slimn so close to
Chiistnias Day
Because Vespo50Lt, of
Cuvahoga Falls, Ohio,
planned to give two ugly

sweaters away as gag gifts at
a NewYear's Eve party, she
was looking for pre-owned
items, rather than new,
expensive apparel available
at department stores. And
during a visit to theVillage
Discount Outlet on Waterloo
Road in Akron, she found
that what they had was, well,
too pretty.
"They (customers) about
wiped us out," said Delorse
Lumley, retail manager at
the store. "There was a lady
in here who decided to glue
cotton balls on a red shirt to
make a snowman."
After days of looking,
Vespoint was at her wits'end.
That is, until a friend told her
about a man in Akron with a
warehouse stuffed with 600
Troy Zulich has a success-
ful e-commerce business,
so when an Akron woman,
whose name escapes him,
found him on the Internet,
she asked if he was inter-
ested in buying her stash
of sweaters. It seems she,
her family and high school
students she hired were in
the business of embellishing
dull sweaters to make them
good and ugly to sell. But
she was ready to liquidate
and move on to something
else. So Zulich, who has an
MBA in finance, reasoned he
could sell them on eBay.
Currently Zulich has
about 80 reasonably priced
sweaters on the auction
website, a fact that Vespoint
didn't realize
Inside the waiehouse,
VespoiIIt I uLininaged
though bo.:es stuffed Vwith
neatly folded swveatei s
Some were gcja nlshedc with

Vicki Vespoint, of Cuyahoga
Falls, right, and her husband,
Jim, search through the stash
of ugly Christmas sweaters
and vests owned by Troy Zulich
at his warehouse, Dec. 11, in
Akron, Ohio.
stuffed animals, hot-glued
to the chest. Others sported
garland, beads and glitter.
Asked to point out a par-
ticularly ugly sweater, Zulich
strolled to the side of the
room where he keeps the
items for sale on the Internet
and pulled out a beauty a
little number with snowmen
that had 6-inch protruding
felt noses.
After a 45-minute search
through boxes, Vicki
Vespoint finally settled on a
knitted vest and a Christmas
tie for a lucky gentleman
and a hideous red sweater,
complete with a stuffed
Santa, for a lady friend.
Now that Christmas sweat-
ers are getting hard to find,
Goodwill's Morrison believes
there is a new trend about
to raise its ugly head the
Christmas skirt.
"Yes, people are repur-
posing Christmas tree skirts
into actual skirts to wear;'she
So, don't throw out that
ugly skii t beneath VOLUh tiee
InsItead, attach a stuffed
animal, gai land and a zipple,
and you will be the belle of
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Holiday joy

With only days before
Christmas and New
Year's Eve, holiday parties
are everywhere.
For professional kitchen staff
this is a busy time of the year,
with catering jobs galore. For the
Fire Department its a busy time
with winter weather, uncleaned
fire places, and the occasional
over-zealous cook who lights an
unexpected fire in their kitchen
that needs our attention. In either
case, there is always time to get
together with family and friends
to celebrate this joyous time of
the year.
A few things that we can do
to stay a little safer this season

1 block cream cheese
1 12-ounce can chicken
1/4-1/2 cup of Buffalo wing sauce to

is change the batteries in our
smoke detectors, if you didn't do
it when the time changed. Clean
your chimney if you have one.
Clean your oven and vent filter
above your oven. Make sure you
have at a minimum, a small fire
extinguisher in the kitchen that's
easy to get to.
If you're cooking with grease,
make sure you have a lid for the

Mi all iriqreie-J ri in pan iwer
medium heat until melted together.
Serve with your favorite choice of
tortilla chips.
For an extra added kick, add sliced
jalapenos to the mix to taste and enjoy.

pan you are using, or some flour
handy in case the oil catches fire.
If you can safely place the lid over
the burning oil, this will remove
the oxygen, thus smothering the
fire. Flour does the same thing,
but never, never, never use water
on a grease or oil fire the
grease or oil will float on the
water still burning, and will start
one of those fires in your kitchen

that needs our attention. If you
want a house full of firefighters,
stop by the station and invite us
to the party, we like it better that
This week's recipe comes from
one of my best friends and a huge
supporter of the fire department.
She loves to entertain, and small
get-togethers with family and
friends are always enjoyable when
she hosts. This Buffalo Chicken
Dip is a quick, easy delight that
is sure to get compliments when
served. It's easy to make at home


for the party or at the station for
an easy snack while watching our
favorite game or holiday flick.
And that's bringing the
firehouse home!

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Maybe some big ones?
Here's the Captain Comics
gift guide for all my fellow
nerds of any size.
If you're serious and
related to BruceWayne -
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most awesome gift of the
year: the Stern Pinball Star
Trek machine. Based on the
reboot of the Trek movie
franchise (the one starring
Chris Pine and Zachary
Quinto), the StarTrek pinball
machine "puts players in
Captain James Kirk's chair
of the U.S.S. Enterprise,
embarking on a journey
to protect and defend the
planets of the Federation"
So says the press release
about the machine, which
is as close as this ink-stained
wretch will ever get to
one. That's because they
go for $5,395 (Pro Version),
$7,495 (Premium Version)
and $8,795 (Limited Edition
But if you can afford it
(or have a rich friend), you'll
discover it isn't your daddy's
pinball machine. StarTrek is
Stern's first all-LED version,
with colored-coded routes
for six"casual"missions and
18 "complex"treks. Most of
them seem to be predicated
on destroying something
called the U.S.S. Vengeance

with, naturally, phasers and
photon torpedoes. You can
also collect bonus features
by battling classic Trek
villains like Khan, Nero and
the Klingons.
Go to www.sternpinball.
corn for more information,
and if you buy it my
number's in the book. I'll
bring snacks.
Speaking of websites,
there are a number of them
that are geek heaven. In
fact one of the best is a site
named www.ThinkGeek.
And, oh, what a treasure
trove it is! From a Doctor
Who Sonic Screwdriver TV
remote ($99.99) to a Boba
Fett hooded bathrobe
($69.99) to an Avengers
polo shirt ($32.99) to the
classic Star Trek Enterprise
pizza cutter ($29.99) to
Game of Thrones coasters
($9.99), there's something
for every budget. From "Big
Bang Theory"to "Walking
Dead"virtually every major
genre or geek property is
When I checked on Cyber
Monday, most of the items
listed above were on sale,
with free shipping. While
that's probably not true
anymore, once you're on
ThinkGeek's mailing list
they'll alert you to sales
throughout the year.
Speaking of sales, I found
much the same situation at

Marvel bottle openers include Infinity Gauntlet, Galactus and

the Punisher symbol.
corn, the official site for
DC Comics superheroes,
like Superman, Batman
and Wonder Woman. On
Cyber Monday, a host of
statues, action figures, busts
and Green Lantern Power
Batteries were on sale, with a
$24.95 Cyborg action figure
tossed into the deal. Sweet!
Once my wife discovered
this site a few years ago, I
have accumulated endless
amounts of clothing from
bathrobes to boxers with
a Batman symbol on it. And
I'm not complaining!
If it's Marvel superheroes
you're interested in that
would be the likes of
Spider-Man, X-Men and the
Avengers- that publisher
has posted a holiday-specific
My eye was drawn immedi-
ately to the flashy expensive
stuff, like the Marvel
Cinematic Universe Phase
One ($199.99), a S.H.I.ELD.
briefcase containing a glow-
ing Tesseract and the first six

Marvel movies, from "Iron
Man"to "The Avengers" But
there's wallet-friendlier fare
like"Thor:The Dark World"
action figures ($24.99),
Spider-Man bedding
(starting at $16.50) and
the ever-popular Galactus
bottle-opener ($18). Let the
planet-eater help you with
your meals!
Finally, Diamond Comic
Distributors Inc. which
distributes the vast ma-
jority of comics in North
America also posted a
gift guide available online.
There are 72 pages in the
Previews Holiday Gift Guide
docs/2013 holiday -
gift-guide), so set aside a
little time!
The vast majority of the
material is, naturally, comics
-collections, hardbacks,
trade paperbacks and the
like. But there are games,
toys, statues and apparel
as well, from every major
publisher, including the ones

The Stern Pinball Star Trek
machine, based on the reboot
of the Trek movie franchise.

RISK: The Walking Dead
Survival Edition has a different
playing field and rules than
the regular RISK game.
I've already mentioned. Like
Think Geek, Diamond covers
the spectrum of geekery.
I'm content recommend-
ing the RISK: The Walking
Dead Survival Edition game
($49.99) found therein,
which is not only an inter-
esting variation of RISK, but
a unique game in its own
right with play mechanics
not for the faint of heart. But
you'll also find the Game of
Thrones Lunchbox ($18.99),
a Batman: The Court of Owls
Book & Mask Set ($24.99),
"My Little PonyVolume 1:
Friendship is Magic" ($17.99),
'The Mighty Thor by Matt
Fraction Volume 1 "($22.99)

The Stern Pinball Star Trek
machine, based on the reboot
of the Trek movie franchise
(the one starring Chris Pine
and Zachary Quinto), goes for
$5,395 (Pro Version), $7,495
(Premium Version) and $8,795
(Limited Edition Version).
and the Star Wars: Boba Fett
Bust Bank ($22.99). That
covers a lot of ages and
The drawback to this web-
site is that you can't order
directly; you'll likely have to
go to your local comic shop
and ask the friendly folks
there to order things for you.
If you don't know where the
closest comic shop is, go
to www.comicshoplocator.
So go ye forth, fellow
Homo Nerdimus, and shop!
Somewhere in all of that
is the perfect gift to leave
under the Bat-Signal this

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is not a standalone device.
The watch works with your
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bike or do anything else
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get dangerous. With early

sunsets, motorists can have
a hard time spotting runners
and cyclists. The Amphipod
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help reduce that risk The
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lights on the front and back,
plus reflective material
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Whether you're carrying
a pack on a day hike or
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down with textbooks and
athletic gear, a good back-
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The packs come in various
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For decades, runners have
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Giving a gym member-
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intentions. For many people,
a fully loaded gym can be a
confusing and intimidating
place where they're left to
wander and guess the right
way to exercise. Instead,
consider hiring a good,
certified personal trainer or
sports-specific coach who
can teach the right way to
train toward their goals.

One of the most common
excuses I hear for not
working out is "I don't have
anybody to work out with."
It's totally unnecessary,
of course, but whether
you are ripped or just
starting down the road
to good fitness, exercise
always is more fun and less
intimidating with a trusted
Offering yourself up
as a workout buddy can
be a great gift for several
reasons: First it's a cheap
gift. Second, you're bound to
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it works out the person who
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Have your kids trim this cookie tree for sweet holiday memories


In a Perfect Holiday
World, you are done with all
your Christmas shopping,
have all your baking (and
freezing) checked off the
to-do list, decorated the
house to the nines and now
you have a nice relaxing
few weeks to celebrate
the warmth of the holiday
season with your family
and, especially, the kids.
Hilarious, right?
I know: From
Thanksgiving to Christmas
you barely get a minute
to yourself. My advice? It's
OK to take some shortcuts.
Really. And I am queen of
"make everything from
Below is a great example
of a how to take a little

shortcut that no one will
notice. This cookie-deco-
rating project from Betty
Crocker perfect for enter-
taining the kids over their
winter break has you sub
in a cookie mix instead of
the DIYing it.The beauty of
this project is, it's really all
about the decoration; a mix
just makes your life easier.
So go ahead and bake up
the edible canvas ahead of
time and get all your deco-
rating goodies pre-made
frostings, colored sugars,
sprinkles and more set
up. Then surprise the kids
with this project that could
become a holiday tradition:
time to "trim" the cookie
tree! The kids will be busy
making a parent-approved
mess and the parents
get a minute to sit and
enjoy watching creativity in

action all while making
merry holiday memories for
the whole family.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Start to Finish: 50
Serves: 20 (210 calories/
1 pouch sugar cookie mix

13 cup butter, softened
1 egg
Green food color
1 container whipped
fluffy white frosting
Assorted candies and
sprinkles, as desired for
1. Heat oven to 375
degrees. Line 15-by-10-
by-i-inch pan with foil or

2. In medium bowl, stir
cookie mix, butter and egg
until soft dough forms. With
moistened fingers, press
dough in bottom of pan.
3. Bake 10 to 14 minutes
or until light golden brown;
cool completely, about 30
4. Carefully remove
cooled cookie from pan by
lifting foil or parchment.
5. Cut tree shape from
baked cookie. If you need
help, create a tree template
with some scrap paper or
lightweight cardboard.
Place the template on
the baked cookie and cut
around it using a sharp
6. Stir food color into
frosting as desired.
Decorate cookie tree
with frosting, candy and

(Recipe from www.

*You can make the
cutout cookie the day
before the fun begins. Store
cookie covered with plastic
wrap or foil.
Try a variety of sugared
gum drops, candy-coated
sunflower nuts and
cinnamon candies for fun
designs and colors.
Cut shapes out of the
scrap cookie; a star to
decorate the top of the tree
or squares and rectangles
to make gifts to go under
the tree.
Chocolate chip cookie
mix can be substituted for
the sugar cookie mix. Stir
some chopped nuts into
the dough for an indulgent

Budget gizmo gift guide


Gift shopping on a bud-
get this year? Try Gizmo
Guy's affordable stocking
stuffers for gadget and
electronic entertainment
SVideo games: When
new game systems (PS4,
Xbox One) are introduced,
prices invariably drop on
older-format consoles
and software. Nab classic
PS3 and Xbox 360 titles
in the "Grand Theft Auto,"
"Batman Arkham City,"

shopping until the last
minute, we bet she has
just realized that she
spaced on the boss, or
your 3-year-old, or her
cranky Aunt Trudy.
Fear not frenzied,
last-minute shopper
(and trust us your
friend is reading this,
too): We've tapped some
of the pros at America's
favorite stores, and
asked them for "sure-
fire" gifts under $30.
Many had suggestions
that serve two purpos-
es: For those who are
looking to boost the
excitement level on
Christmas Day, many
of these choices are
small enough to fit in a
"The stocking is
sometimes opened
last or even first, so it
should be filled with
small treats and gifts
that are sure to delight,"
says Jessica Joyce, public
relations manager for
Bed Bath & Beyond.
Slippers are loved by
all, she says, especially
if you look for comfy
Sherpa slippers for
adults, or critter slippers
for children. And if
you're trying to find a
gift to make any child
happy, look to classic
games, like the store's
wood peg game set.
Aimee Beatty, in-
house stylist with Pier 1
Imports, also says the
old adage that good
things come in small
packages is true this
time of year.
"No gift is too small,
no matter what our age
may be," she says. And
the most fun gifts to
hunt for are those tiny
gifts, she says, adding
that Pier 1, naturally, is
a perfect place to find
small treasures.
We've collected a
few treasures sure to
please anyone, from tot
to grandfather. If you're
worried it's too late for
online shopping, buck
up, stop panicking, and

"Madden NFL"and "Call
of Duty"franchises in
"Greatest Hits" editions
that list for $20 to $25 and
discount as low as $15!
Alongside its relatively
new, sophisticated Wii U
system, Nintendo is court-
ing younger garners with
stripped-down hardware
that works with old-school
games. We're talking a
downsized Wii Mini console
that's just $99 and the stur-
dy, two-screen Nintendo
2DS portable game system
for $129.99. Heritage
game titles are reduced

as "Nintendo Selects" in
2-for-$20 bundles spotted
Elmopalooza: Earlier
animatronic versions of
the fuzzy red monster
don't wrap arms around
you or make snoozing
sounds like 2013's hit,"Big
Hugs Elmo"($59.95). But
there's lots of fun left in
Playskool/Sesame Street's
earlier"Let's Rock Elmo,"
seen online for as little as
Streaming dreams: The
Wi-Fi Internet-connected
Google Chromecast

dongle that plugs into
flat-panel TVs to stream
Netflix, YouTube and more
has earned love with its
$35 price tag. Also consid-
er latest-edition streaming
video devices from Roku,
starting at $49.95 (with
remote control!) and
delivering hundreds of
more choices, many free,
to your connected TV.
Feeling bluish: Stuff
a stocking with one of
this year's mighty-mite
Bluetooth wireless
portable speakers. The
palm-sized Divoom


Bluetune-Bean ($29.99, is super
cute, sonically sweet and
comes in colors. A UE
Mini Boom ($78-$100)
cranks well and pairs up
for stereo. Bose SoundLink
Mini ($199.95) earns the
"best of breed" ribbon.
Old phones, new deals:
An 8GB iPhone 4S was a
super phone at $199 in
2011. Now it's even better,
for free, with a two-year
contract from AT&T, Sprint
orVerizon. Gizmo Guy's
also spotted deals on new,
lower-profile smartphones

Make every sip count with this
glossy monogrammed mug.
Kate Spade New York Mono-
gram Mug, ($15,

like the Nokia Lumia 925,
$49 at AT&T with contract.
Boasts a very fine Zeiss
lens camera and the
Windows Mobile operating
system surprisingly fun
and useful. Microsoft aims
to buy your love with this
bargain. Let it.

Anyone, from child to grand-
parent, would treasure this
natural little bird, which will
decorate the tree for years to
come. Natural Bird Ornament

You can't go wrong in the cold days of winter with a gift that will keep everyone's toes warm.
Sherpa Slippers for adults or Critter Slippers for kids ($4.99 and up,

get out the door. We
promise: Carry along
a list with a few of our
ideas, and shopping will
be a snap.
Apt. 9 Twill Wrap,
($20, This
eye-catching wrap will
accent a dress, or keep
your shoulders and neck
warm. And with the rain-
bow of colors offered,
you're sure to spot your
friend's favorite shade.
Mini Diffuser -
sugared cinnamon
($5.95, The
delicate aroma from
this little diffuser won't
overwhelm the room.
Kate Spade New
York Monogram Mug,
($15, Make
every sip count with this
glossy monogrammed
Cook's One Line a
Day ($16.95, crateand- Ever wish
you'd taken notes on the
spices you tossed into
that amazing chili? Or
perhaps you've wished
you'd written down
that sweet comment
your daughter made
when you were making
cookies together. Keep
track like a pro with this
treasure, which will give
new meaning to "food
Holiday Wrapped
Soap ($3.50,
It's the packaging of
these festive little soaps
that caught our eyes.
Eddie Bauer Wooden
Pocket Knife, ($20, kohls.
com). What can we say?
Your favorite sportsman
(or sportswoman) can
saw, scale a fish, remove
a hook, open a bottle

of wine, and even keep
those nails filed, all in
the same evening.
Taste of Vermont
Syrup Sampler ($24.95,
Some like it dark and
rich, others lighter in
shade. But those who
truly love the "real stuff"
- maple syrup right
from the tree will
treasure this sweet gift.
Club Champ Electric
Putting Partner, ($25, Who needs
a warm, sunny day on
the course to sharpen
those putting skills. This
handy "partner" features
automatic ball return,
and it adjusts for long or
short shots.
Gem Calculators
($10, Even a
calculator can use a bit
of sprucing up. This gift
combines practical with
Sherpa Slippers for
adults or Critter Slippers
for kids ($4.99 and up,
com). You can't go
wrong in the cold days

of winter with a gift that
will keep everyone's toes
warm. The whimsical
slippers for children
might be the one cloth-
ing item that will delight
even the boys.
Old Town Garlic Extra
Virgin Olive Oil ($17.50, It's
a best-seller for good
reason. If you love garlic,
this will bring the power
of the mighty clove to
pizza, pasta and any
number of dishes.
Natural Bird
Ornament ($4.95, pier].
com). Anyone, from
child to grandparent,
would treasure this
natural little bird, which
will decorate the tree for
years to come.
Sphere Ice Molds
($10.99, bedbathand Prepare
to add a festive touch
to your friends'New
Year's Eve celebrations
with these molds. Best,
sphere-shaped ice is
slow melting, so those
drinks stay chilled

Some like it dark and rich, others lighter in shade. But
those who truly love the "real stuff" maple syrup right
from the tree will treasure this sweet gift. Taste of
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On the Cover

Fall Season Failures

FYI Televsion, Inc.
There are some in the televi-
sion industry who believe we are
in a Golden Age when it comes
to the small screen. But it doesn't
matter how great the show is if it
doesn't find an audience quickly,
it's gone. Sometimes it's the writ-
ing and casting, other times it's a
premise that audiences just aren't
interested in seeing. We're taking
a look at a selected list of fall pro-
gramming that didn't quite hit the
mark for viewers or the networks.

"Back in the Game" had every-
thing going for it, including a great
cast with Maggie Lawson and James
Caan. It even did OK in the ratings.
The show never quite picked up the
buzz a comedy needs to survive these
days. The network will air all of the
original 13 episodes, but it didn't
order anymore to finish out the sea-
son. It's one of those shows that just
didn't quite come together in the
execution. And vi. i ..,y this a great
deal, but comedies should be funny.
Oh, "Betrayal," you tried so hard,
but it's difficult to connect with two
hot people cheating on their spouses.
Doesn't help that those spouses hap-
pen to be decent people. And then
there's the complication of all that
political stuff going on in the back-
ground. This is one of those shows
that can't really decide what it wants
to be. We don't mind mixing genres,
especially romance and suspense,
but it needs to make sense. It's a
good thing the network planned
to keep the runi of the show brief.
"We've constructed ["Betrayal"]
as a 13-episode run, and we're re-
ally making it like a cable series in-
asmuch as we are very happy to push
the boundaries on that show," says
Paul Lee, president of the ABC En-
tertainment Group, about "Betrayal."
"Once Upon a Time in Won-
derland" is another one of those
shows on the bubble. It hasn't been
canceled, but the ratings have been
less than stellar. Is there a quota for

how much fantasy
viewers can handle
in a week? Or is it
the competition
on Thursday night
that is killing this

one? We keep wondering why the
network didn't piggyback this one
with its sister show "Once Upon
a Time" Why not hold on to that
audience for as long as possible?
We're not really sure how "Lucky
7" ever made it on the air. A bunch
of friends/co-workers win the lotto.
They proceed to have absolutely mis-
erable lives. While that maybe truth-
ful when it comes to what really hap-
pens to lotto winners, most people
dream the lotto will make a positive
change in their lives. And once again
ABC failed in the character depart-
ment. There was certain charm on
the British version that is missing
in the Americanized one. You have
to make the audience want to take
the journey with the characters, and
that didn't happen with this show.

We warned audiences that "We
Are Men" was a hot mess, and view-
ers agreed. The show only aired a few
episodes and then disappeared. It's a
shame since the cast, which ,ii i i 1, 1 ,
Tony Shalhoub, Jerry (ui'.. ii II.
Kal Penn and Christophel Nit I..-
las Smith, was stellar. But tin 'I., ii-
ing on this one was so coini i I it
hurt to watch. Every bad I .. In ..i
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aren't so sorry to see thi.- i i .
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promise, but the rating,
have fallen off. The show
was said to be only 15
episodes, and CBS is
committed to see-
ing it through. We
wouldn't expect
there to be any
extension or new
premise for the
series beyond
that. We're torn.
We want it to
work because we
love this cast It is
difficult to keep the level
oftension and believabil-
itywhere it needs to be
for a show like this.
We're hoping the

writers have sometwists andturnsup
their sleeves that will make us want
to see more of this one in the future.
"Mom" received afull-season pick-
up from the network, which means
the network is more patient with this
show than we are. We love the ac-
tors. We love that the show is taking
risks. We hate that it's a comedy that
doesn't have a single laugh in most
episodes. We have high hopes it will
find the balance it needs to survive.

No one can outdo Raymond Burr
as "Ironside," noteven Mr. HottyBlair
Underwood. The show only lasted a
few episodes. We have no problem
blaming the writing on this one,
and making Underwood's version of
Robert Ironside pretty unlikable. We
might sound like a broken record,
but a show can't succeed if the view-
ers can't connect to the characters.
"Sean Saves the World" has an
adorable cast. Everyone I know
watches just to see Linda Lavin's
one-liners. Unfortunately, a cute
cast and some great lines don't al-
ways make a hit. We'd be surprised
to see NBC extending this one be-
yond the four scripts it just ordered.
What's that we hear? America
doesn't find teen pregnancy funny?
That is so surpris-
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patience test weekly and so
do viewers when it comes
to "Mom," airing Monday at
9:30 p.m. on CBS.

the actors were wonderful, the writ-
ing fell flat. We did love the multi-
cultural aspect of the series, but the
execution of the show not so much.

"Us & Them" we know what
you're thinking. What show is that?
It was the BBC's "Gavin & Stacey"
remake that never made it to the
air. Trust us, it was charming and
romantic, which is probably why
FOX nixed it before it ever hit the
air. (It hasn't officially been can-
celled, but insiders say production
stopped on the show months ago.)
FOX seems to prefer contrived
comedies like "Dads" which, to
our horror, received a full-season
pickup. But "Dads" is on hiatus, so
maybe FOX will forget about it

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Sports ..................................... 4-5
Soap Update ............................. 21
Radio/News/Weather............... 5
Q&A ........................................... 11
TV Crossword .......................... 42
Movies ..................................... 48

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player from Venezuela
to play major-league

2. In 2013, Clay Buch-
holz became the fourth
pitcher in Boston Red
Sox history to have five
victories in April. Name
two of the first three.

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Washington Redskins
QB before Robert Grif-
fin III in 2012 to throw
and rush for touch-
downs in consecutive

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time before the 2011-
12 season (Lorenzo
Brown) that a North
Carolina State men's
basketball player led
the ACC in steals per

5. How many combined
seasons did hockey
great Wayne Gretzky

play in the WHA and
the NHL?

6. In 2013, swimmer Ka-
tie Ledecky set a new
U.S. women's record in
the 1,500-meter free-
style, with a time of
15:47.15. Who had held
the mark?

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9t The best concert of
te summer -- by far, in
my opinion -- was the
New Kids on the Block,
98 Degrees and Boyz II
Men extravaganza. Can
you tell me what my
favorite of the bunch, Jeff
Timmons of 98 Degrees,
has in the works now, and
where I can see him sing?
-- Janice W., Massillon,

A: Jeff is putting his
singing talents and super-
hot bod to good use
by touring the country
with Men of the Strip, a
musical male-revue show.
I spoke with Jeff recently
about his latest project,
and he told me how it
all came about: "I was
hosting the Chippendales
a few years ago and

thought the formula of a
boy-band singer/emcee
was perfect for the
audience I was seeing. I
felt there could be a more
contemporary, younger,
cooler, sexier and more
mainstream type of male
revue, so I got together
with Glenn Douglas
Packard and Mike Foland,
and we put the plan in
I can safely say his plan
has been a hit with the
ladies around the country
(especially those whose
favorite movie is "Magic
Mike"): "The reception
has been incredible," Jeff
reports. "We're 17 shows
in, and we're selling out
venues. These guys are
stars. I envisioned this
type of growth with the
fans, but not as fast as
it's happened. We're
Head to menofthestrip.
corn to see what all the
hubbub is about, and to
see if the show is coming
to your area soon.

0: Can you tell me if
"Call the Midwife" will
be back on PBS soon? --
Dorothy B., via email
A: The BBC period
drama, which airs on BBC
One before hopping the
Pond to the U.S., will be
back for a third season of
eight episodes. Season
three will air sometime in
2014, once it concludes its
run in the U.K.

0: When are the People's
Choice Awards? I seem
to remember it airing
around the holidays, but
I haven't seen anything
about it yet. -- Kellie F., via
A: The upcoming
People's Choice Awards
ceremony, which airs
Wednesday, Jan. 8, at
9/8c on CBS, marks the
40th anniversary of the
event. While voting for
this year's nominees
ended Dec. 5, you should
still watch to see if your
favorites made the cut.

Jeff Timmons

Write to Cindy at King
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The Sound of Music
7 p.m. on ABC
Sent to serve as governess
to a stern Austrian naval
officer's difficult children,
a novice nun with doubts
about her future teaches
her young charges the joy
of music as the family deals
with the growing power of
Germany's Third Reich. V

The Real Housewives
of Atlanta
8 p.m. on BRAVO
"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"
After a rough start to their
trip, the ladies finally head
to Savannah; NeNe's friend
Mynique continues to ruffle
everyone's feathers, espe-
cially Phaedra; everyone
learns the truth behind
Mynique's husband and
his past relationships.

Four Christmases
8 p.m. on TNT
Trying to avoid their parents
during Christmas, a couple
plans a secret trip and tells
everyone they are helping a
charity, but when the trip is
interrupted, they must visit
each of their divorced par-
ents, which leads to trouble
and revelations. E0 (HD)

Call of the Wildman
9 p.m. on APL
"Turtleman Takes Manhat-
tan" Ernie "Turtleman"
Brown, Jr. and Neal take
their down-home ways to
Manhattan, where they
meet the cast of Broad-
way's Annie, see fine art
and dine at Katz' Deli, and
quickly find that "The Big
Apple" New York is a whole
lot different than Kentucky.

Kevin Hart:
Seriously Funny
9 p.m. on COM
Known for his roles in "Not

Easily Broken" and "Death
at a Funeral," comic Kevin
Hart performs his stand-up
routine and talks about his
family, his fears, cursing at
school teachers, and figur-
ing out the right time to
have phone sex. (HD)

9 p.m. on HBO
"Sunset on Lousianne"
While Davis McAlary cel-
ebrates his 40th birthday,
Toni makes some progress
in her case, Annie decides
to leave her band behind,
Albert wants Delmond to
take his place as Big Chief
after he is gone, and some-
one returns to New Orleans.

Ax Men
9 p.m. on HIST
"Large Barge" Shelby must
carefully go through a
narrow canal surrounded
by homes and docks to
reach a cache of logs; Gabe
risks his own life for work;

Debuting Sunday at 8 p.m.,
the humorous PBS special
"Mr. Stink" stars Hugh Bonn-
eville as the titular character
whom young Chloe sees
every day, but she's never
spoken to him, which isn't
surprising, because he's a
tramp and he stinks.

poachers are discovered; a
team suffers a crippling in-
jury; a new logger is taught.


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TMP 30 30 3 3 3 Lemony (:35) The Perks of Being a Wallflower ('12) A Step Up Revolution ('12) **/2 (:] 0) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1
TM 350 350 350 350 350 5 385 ('04) freshman befriends two seniors. Love and dance. (CC) (HD)) ('11) Marrying Edward. (CC)
TOM 65 6565 65 169230 Ben-Hur ('59) A Jewish merchant seeks revenge against the The Robe ('53) A dissolute Roman tribune is assigned to pre- King of Kings ('61) The
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Shrek the Halls
8 p.m. on ABC
The curmudgeonly ogre
Shrek tries to overcome
his case of the holiday
bah-humbugs and enjoy a
relaxing Christmas with his
family, but when Donkey,
Puss-in-Boots, Gingerbread
Man and the rest show up,
his plans for peace and joy
get sidetracked. (HD)

The Real Housewives
of Beverly Hills
8 p.m. on BRAVO
"She Hearts You, She Hearts
You Not" Yolanda invites
the women to her home
for an elegant evening, but
unknowingly divides the
group after naming her,
Brandi and Lisa the 'dream
team'; Joyce finally reaches
a breaking point after
Brandi once again offends
her while drunk.

Almost Human
8 p.m. on FOX
"Pilot" After awakening
from a 17-month coma
to find his leg has been
replaced with an artificial
one, a depressed Detective
John Kennex, who rejects all
synthetics, learns he must
work alongside a discontin-
ued android that possesses
emotions to fight crime.

The Sing-Off
8 p.m. on NBC
"Finale" After a whirlwind
couple of weeks, the re-
maining groups prepare for
the final performances of
the season before a winner
is announced; the previous-
ly eliminated groups return
to help crown the ultimate
winner of the $100,000 prize.
Bakery Boss: Bigger &
8 p.m. on TLC
"Oteri's Italian Bakery" Still


Ridge explained why he chose
to come back home. Quinn told
Steffy that she still had a chance
with Liam if she hurried back.
Wyatt offered Hope a piece of
Quinn's jewelry to wear on her
wedding day. Eric tried to keep
Bill and Brooke's romance a secret
from Ridge. Meanwhile, Brooke
and Ridge picked up right where
they left offwith a passionate
kiss. Steffy flew to Los Angeles to
crash Liam and Hope's wedding.
Quinn told her son not to leave
for Hawaii -- that there was still a
chance for him and Hope. Ridge
apologized to his father for not
being around when Stephanie
died. As Hope watched through
the window, Steffy professed her
love to Liam and sealed it with a
kiss. Wait to See: Quinn gets her
job back at Forrester Creations.
Brooke makes a startling discov-
ery about Liam. Eric remembers
past holidays with Stephanie.

Daniel was appalled when he
heard about the lie that Nicole

told Eric. Will confronted Sami
about her big secret. Abigail
confided in EJ about her father.
JJ carried out a plot to neutralize
Theresa once and for all. Adrienne
set Jennifer up with a new man.
EJ tried to trick Gabi into reveal-
ing all. A desperate Sami got into
a huge fight with Ciara. Hope re-
ceived a shocking phone call from
Bo. Daniel was rattled when he
overheard Jennifer making plans
for a date. EJ made a startling dis-
covery and later confronted Sami
with what he'd learned. Eric expe-
rienced a disturbing dream about
Nicole. Kate and Jordan shared a
tense moment when they showed
up at Rafe's new place at the same
time. Wait to See: Stefano returns
to Salem. Victor tries to make
amends with Maggie. Brady falls
off the wagon.

The shootout at Sonny's
warehouse escalated with Julian
taking aim at Sonny and igniting
a firefight. Morgan was ordered to
execute his father, but Max inter-
vened before Morgan was forced
to make a decision. Diane dropped
in on Ava to inform her that a de-

reeling from the recent loss
of her father, Lisa may not
be able to keep his Philadel-
phia bakery afloat, espe-
cially if her family members
refuse to make any updates
or changes; Buddy works to
convince the owners that
change is needed. (HD)

Sleepy Hollow
9 p.m. on FOX
"John Doe" When an uniden-
tified child comes to Sleepy
Hollow, he is brought to
Ichabod and Abbie, who re-
alize that the little boy is a
sign of a bad omen, and so
they go on a hunt to track
down where he comes from,
only to find a shocking real-
ity of the future. (HD)

Christmas in Norway
with the St. Olaf Choir
9 p.m. on PBS
At the Nidaros Cathedral
in Norway, the a cappella
St. Olaf Choir and the all-
female Nidaros Jentekor
choir perform a variety of

tective with the NYPD had called
the gallery. Sam and Silas found
Rafe in the ER being treated for a
minor injury. Later, Rafe admitted
that his wound was self-inflicted,
a result of losing his temper after
losing Molly. Patrick made a
decision about his future. Bobbie
and Luke shared a sweet moment
as they remembered Ruby. Felix
encouraged Sabrina not to give up
on a future with Patrick. Wait to
See: Maxie arrives at Lulu's door.
Patrick's choice might not be final.
Silas fesses up to Sam.

Fen told his parents that
he needed to disappear for a
while. Sharon worried about her
mental health when she started
having visions of Cassie again.
Adam realized that he could be a
good person if he stayed true to
Chelsea and their son. Billy and
Kelly found they had something in
common when talking about how
tragedy can negatively impact a
marriage. Cassie's spirit encour-
aged Sharon to tell Nick the
truth about Summer's paternity.
Kelly reminded Adam that they
met once before. Hilary thanked
Devon for coming to her defense.

Monday at 9 p.m. on ABC,
the time has come for
Michael Moloney (pictured)
and Sabrina Soto (both from
"Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition") to judge who has
won overall in a contest in-
volving a home makeover of
a different kind "The Great
Christmas Light Fight."

Christmas songs, Norwe-
gian hymns, folk songs and
gospel songs, including
"This Little Light of Mine."

After reading the truth about his
father, Dylan understood why
Nikki gave him up for adoption.
Paul found a key piece of evidence
that could lead him to Carmine's
true killer. The police prepared to
make an arrest in Delia's hit-and-
run. Wait to See: Billy opens up to
Jill. Friends and family celebrate
Christmas in Genoa City. Adam
and Chelsea discuss their future.


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7 p.m. on AMC
A small town sheriff takes a
man responsible for killing
an innocent victim in a bar
fight into custody, but the
murderer's wealthy brother
sends his men to get his
brother out of jail, which
leaves the town in a huge
battle. V (HD)

Dr. Seuss' How
the Grinch Stole
8 p.m. on ABC
A mean-hearted hermit de-
scends into an unsuspect-
ing town, looking to act out
his plan to ruin Christmas
which involves stealing all
of the presents, food and
decorations, but he ends up
learning the true meaning
of the holiday instead. (HD)

It's a Wonderful Life
8 p.m. on NBC
On Christmas Eve, a dis-
couraged, suicidal man
gains a new perspective on
life when his guardian angel
grants him a chance to see
what the lives of his friends,
family and neighbors in
his small town would have
been like if he had never
been born. (HD)
A Christmas Story
8 p.m. on TBS
A 9-year-old boy growing
up in 1940s Indiana tries to
convince his parents to get
him a Red Ryder BB gun for
Christmas, but his mother
only sees the harm it could
cause, and at the same
time, his parents attempt
to handle their own holiday
chaos. [ (HD)
Boston's Finest
9 p.m. on TNT
"Protecting the Home"
The Gang Unit embarks
on a frantic chase after


We've been waiting
since last May for the
debut of the new series
"Intelligence," starring
former "Lost" star Josh

Josh Holloway

Holloway. On Tuesday,
Jan. 7, at 9 p.m., CBS
is airing a special
preview of the new
show. Holloway plays
Gabriel, a high-tech
intelligence operative
who has a microchip in
his brain. Gabriel can
connect directly to the
Internet and satellite

data. His brain also
holds a database full
of information on bad
guys, and he can re-
create crime scenes.
Marg Helgenberger
plays Lillian Strand, who
is Gabriel's boss. She's
the one who assigns
Riley (Meghan Ory) as
Gabriel's partner/keeper.
He's not one to follow the
rules, so someone has
to look out for him. This
is high-action spy fun.
We don't know if it's the
right show for CBS, but
one can hope Holloway
and crew will be around
for a while.

Former Venezuelan
soccer player Juan
Pablo Galavis begins his
search for love on "The
Bachelor," premiering
Monday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m.
on ABC. He lost out last
season when Desiree
Hartsock picked another
bachelor, so now it's
the charming, single
dad's chance to find love
- again. The 27 women
come from all over the

gunshots cause chaos at
a party; Officer Chambers
takes on the daunting task
of planning a large event in
the hopes of raising money
for an organization that has
made a big impact on his
son's life. (HD)
The Mindy Project
9:30 p.m. on FOX
"Josh & Mindy's Christ-
mas Party" When Mindy
throws a Christmas party
for her colleagues at her
apartment, she is eager for
everyone to meet her new
boyfriend, Josh, but plans
go awry when she discovers
a secret he's been keeping;
Jeremy deals with doling
out office holiday bonuses.

Marshal Law: Texas
10 p.m. on TNT
"Unforgiveable" Deputy U.S.
Marshal Pellegrin becomes
determined to find a profes-
sional killer after learning
of his crimes; Detective

world to vie for his
heart. He's determined
to find a good partner,
as well as a stepmother
for his daughter,
Camila. One of the
bachelorettes shows up
seven months pregnant.
Yes, that happens. The
contestants on this
reality series are always
eclectic, but this season
they are also eccentric.

Pleased with the success
of Dick Wolf's "Chicago
Fire," NBC has green-
lighted "Chicago PD,"
premiering Wednesday,
Jan. 8, at 10 p.m. The
show follows the
men and women of
the Chicago Police
Department's District
21. The department is
different in that it has
cops on the beat, and
an Intelligence Unit
that combats the city's
organized crime, drug
trafficking and high-
profile murders. Sgt.
Hank Voight (Jason
Beghe)heads the
Intelligence Unit. He isn't
exactly afraid to cross
the lines if it makes his
city safer. Also starring

When the gang attempts
to juggle multiple holiday
parties in one night, Jess
(Zooey Deschanel) tries to
avoid a remorseful Sam on
"New Girl," airing Tuesday
at 9 p.m. on FOX.
Stewart uses his feroc-
ity to his advantage while
searching for a violent meth
dealer; a rookie helps out
with a big case. (HD)

on the new drama are
Jon Seda, Sophia Bush,
Elias Koteas, Patrick
John Flueger, LaRoyce
Hawkins, Marina
Squerciati and Archie
Kao. In addition to Wolf,
"Chicago Fire" executive
produces Matt Olmstead,
Derek Haas, Danielle
Gelber and Michael
Brandt head the new
series along with Peter
Jankowski and Mark

On Thursday, Jan. 2, at
10 p.m., ABC is trying
something a little dif-
ferent. "The Assets" is
an eight-part miniseries
based on the real life of
CIA counter-intelligence
officer Sandy Grimes
(Jodie Whittaker). The se-
ries begins in 1985 when
Sandy and her partner
Jeanne Vertefeuille (Har-
riet Walter) are intent
on taking down a mole
before their agents in the
Soviet Union are killed.
It isn't easy since Sandy
lives a double life. She's a
wife and mother keeping
a big secret. Paul Rhys,
Stuart Milligan and Julian
Ovenden also star.

DEC. 24

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