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Thursday, July 13,2006 Vol. 92 No. 4 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents
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The next Regular City
Council Meeting will be held
Monday, July 24, at 6 p.m.
The City would like to
announce, the Regular City
Council Public Meetings for
July, August and September
will be held the second and
fourth Monday of the month.
Frostproof City Hall is
located at 111 First Street. For
more information call 635-
The Frostproof Art Gallery
is looking for volunteers to
work at the' gallery. The
Gallery's hours of operations
are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday
through Friday Please call
the Frostproof Art Gallery at
planned July 25
A public hearing will be
held during the July 25
school board meeting to con-
sider changing attendance
zones from Frostproof Ele-
mentary and Ben Hill Griffin
Jr. Elementary to Spook Hill
Elementary for students opt-
ing out of attending charter
school Janie Howard Wilson
Elementary. The rezone
hearing will take place
immediately following a pre-
viously scheduled 6 p.m.
public hearing on the budget.
Information: Carolyn Finch,
The Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library is hosting their annu-
al summer children's pro-
gram to be held every
Wednesday morning during
July. Each Wednesday at 10
* a.m. the library will hold
story time and crafts for chil-,
All programs are FREE
and open to the public. No
registration is required.
Special entertainment will
be provided on the following
Friday July 14 and 28 at 10
a.m. with such entertainers
and guests as Lyndel the
Magician, John Storms The
Reptile Man, Polk County
Sheriffs canine demonstra-
tion, the:Grimmy Brothers
interactive storytellers, and
t he Earthlings Recycling pro-
For more information
please call the Latt Maxcy
Memorial Library at 635-
Classifieds .... .. .....7-8'
S. See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
SCommunity Links. Individual Voices.
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Habitat Home dedicated
The Chamber of Commerce
sponsored the first Habitat for
Humanity house in Frostproof
with Ted Nelson pioneering
Habitat for Humanity here and
leading the way on that project.
The second house was dedi-
cated on Sunday, June 25, 2006,
the Tim and Rebecca Sharpe
home at 21 Blackjack Avenue.
Although the Chamber is a busi-
ness advocacy group and was
not directly involved with the
second house, the Chamber
supported this worthwhile
endeavor, congratulating all
involved, and appreciates the
economic impact Habitat has
on our community.
Wesley Wise of Keystone
Realty, who is active on the
Community Affairs Committee,
was Site Foreman for the proj-
ect. About 50 people attended
the dedication of Habitat for
Humanity of East Polk County
House #66. The home was
sponsored by Bagwell Lumber.
Wesley Wise said that a third
home will be started in five or
six months and he is seeking
sponsorship for that project.
Habitat advertises in the
local newspapers when they
will hold an application night.
Potential new home owners
have to qualify in a number of
ways. The home is not free to
the people who qualify.
Payments are made back to
Habitat, but there is no interest
on the loan. Anyone who wants
to apply can, but it is a needs
Income cannot be too high
or too low, credit must be good,
and ability to meet the pay-
ments must be shown. A selec-
tion committee visits the, exist-
ing home and meets with
perspective families. Certain
other criteria must also be met.
"The program is a helping
hand up, not a handout," Wes-
ley Wise explained. The mort-
gage is based on actual cost of
the house without interest. The
Independence Day: Locals enjoy holiday celebration!
Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
Several floats entered this years' Frostproof Fourth of July Parade. Children from the
First Baptist Church enjoyed riding in the parade.
family invests sweat equity on
their house and other Habitat
"We appreciate all the volun-
teers who come out. This is a
great way to build relationships
and to meet new people. I just
want to encourage our local
churches and civic organiza-
tions to get involved in Habitat
for Humanity, it is a very
rewarding experience," Wesley
The Tim & Rebecca Sharpe
Family and Habitat's Board of
Directors gratefully acknowl-
edge the extraordinary support,
interest, help and voluntary
contributions of: Bagwell Lum-
ber Company, Lyrin's Drafting
Service, Dan Frodge Engineer-
ing, The Whirlpool Corporation,
Square D & Schneider Electric,
Pastor David Trimmier, Colle-
giate Challenge Groups from
Congregation ,Shaarey Zedek,
University of Georgia, Stonehill
College, Badcock & More of
Frostproof owners- Jimmy and
Beverly Scarborough, Hutto
Construction- Billy "Fuzz"
Hutto, Jim Kaylor- Plantation
Realty and Wesley Wise Volun-
teer Site Foreman.
* For more information on
Habitat for Humanity please
contact Wesley Wise at (863)
Citizens Bank and Trust Pres-
ident Greg Littleton announced
plans for a 9th office for the
bank, "We continue to strive to
exceed the expectations of our
customers everyday. Our recep-
tion in the Winter Haven market
has been overwhelming and
we're excited to be expanding
our services there. We are look-
ing forward to offering our wide
range of products and services,
along with our friendly service
at our Winterset Office."
SThe new office will be locat-
ed in the High Pointe Business
Centre on Cypress Gardens
Boulevard in Winter Haven. The
office completion is expected in
early 2007 and \vill be approxi-
mately 3,500 square feet.
"With our existing Winter
Haven office being our fastest
growing.banking center, we feel
there are other opportunities in
Winter Haven for our bank.
Adding another office to better
serve our Winter Haven cus-
tomers was something we felt
we needed to do," commented
P. T. Wilson, Chairman of the
Founded in 1920 and under
the same family management,
Citizens Bank & Trust is the old-
est bank in Polk County and
consistently ranks as one of
Florida's safest five-star institu-
tions.-The bank has assets oi
290 million and in addition to
the Winter Haven banking cen-
ter, has locations in Auburndale,
Dundee, Frostproof, Haines City,
Indian Lake Estates and Lake
Free or reduced
First Assembly Church on the Ridge provided live music
for the Independence Day celebration. Pastor Wayne Lee
is seen singing 'God Bless the U.S.A.'.
Newcomer to Frostproof
Craig Gotwalt was the win-
ner of the pie eating con-
test held on July 4. Gotwalt
cleaned his pie plate in no
,time at all.
Applications are now avail-
able at each Polk County pub-
lic school for the 2006-2007
free and reduced price meal
Polk public schools, under
the National School Lunch
and Breakfast program,
serves free and reduced price
meals for needy children
See Meals-Page 2
FP City Attorney to
By Cindy Monk
Frostproof may soon have a
nev city manager
Under the direction of the
council, Frostproof's City Attor-
ney Brian Haas will prepare a
contract for the councils review as
decided at the July 10 Regular City
Council Meeting in order to begin
negotiations with Edward P.
Sparks, the recycling and safety
coordinator for Polk County.
Councilman Larry Sullivan
said he had spoke with Mr. Sparks
earlier Monday prior to the Regu-
lar City Council Meeting and said
he was impressed with Mr.
Sparks. He added he thought the
council should make an offer to
begin negotiations. Councilmem-
Sber Kay Hutzelman agreed.with
Mr. Sullivan an added she thought
.the background check was very
good. Mayor Damon Nicholson
said he felt Mr. Sparks met at least
half of the criteria he himself was
looking for. The council discussed
offering Mr. Sparks a salary of
$65,000, a car allowance of $400
a month, a severance package up
, to three months (one year= 1
month, two years=2 months),
and vacation time. The council
plans to require the city manager
live within the city limits. Follow-
ing a motion by Mr. Sullivan and
second by Ms. Hutzelman, roll
was taken and, all five members
agreed Attorney Haas should
draw up a contract.
Reading of .several ordinances
listed on the agenda were differed
for a later date since they were not
contiguous at this time.
Urban Core representative
Carl Cheatham asked the council
for aid in acquiring a permit from
the city for the Thompson Build-
ing. Mr. Cheatham explained to
the council the denial of the per-
mit is holding the renovation job
in limbo. Mr. Cheatham stated
Urban Core has met all of the
necessary requirements to
obtain the permit and is still
being refused. The council reas-
sured Mr. Cheatham they would
be checking into the discrepancy
and get back to him as soon as
See, Contract Page 2
Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
FP Rotary welcomes new member
The Frostproof Rotary Club welcomed new member MaryRuth Wilson at the June
29, 2006 meeting. Pictured left to right; Bill McDonald, MaryRuth Wilson and Mary
2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, July 13, 2006
Frostproof celebrates an Old Fashion Fourth of July
Continued From Page 1
unable to pay the full price for
meals. Households must com-
plete one application for all stu-
dents in the household.
Criteria for program eligibility
includes household size and
income. Children of families
that receive food stamps or
TANF, Temporary Assistance to
Needy Families, are also eligible.
For complete information,
guidelines and eligibility
requirements on the free and
reduced price meal program,
call the Polk County Public
Schools Foodservice Depart-
ment at (863) 534-0588.
There are specialized appli-
cation instructions for foster
children, families of homeless
and migrant children and chil-
dren considered transient with-
out permanent addresses. Fami-
lies with children in these
circumstances should consult
with the individual schools or
call the Foodservice Department
about how to apply.
Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
Officer Christy Smith drove the lead car in the Frostproof
Independence Day Parade.
,- Most horses entered in parades are quite large but this
Local residents rode four wheelers in the Independence miniature horse attracted a lot of attention at the Frostproof
Day Parade. .Independence Day Parade.
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Several antique vehicles were entered in the Frostproof Fourth of July Parade.
Kendalyn Spurlock and her
puppy Kiya enjoyed the
Fourth of July festivities
First Assembly Church on the Ridge provided live music at the Fourth of July festivities.
The Florida Stunners girls' softball team sold Hot Dogs
and Cokes to raise money for their trip to the ISA World -
Series in Aiken, S.C. at the Independence Day festivi- Howard Lee and David Duke spent several hours grilling
ties. sausage, peppers and onions on behalf of Church on the
mM r ., N. '. Ridge at the Fourth of July celebration.
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This little piggy was greased up and ready to run at the July Watermelon is always a Fourth of July favorite. Many con-
4th celebration. testants participated in the Watermelon Eating Contest.
Continued From Page 1
Longtime resident Doyce Cot-
ton moved to the podium and
expressed a public i'Thank you" to
Mayor Nicholson and the council
for their efforts with the ongoing
street sign dilemma. Mr. Cotton
had spoke of his concern on sever-
al occasions in the past year as to
why so many streets did not have
signs depicting their name.
Mr. Cotton made the council
aware of three yards in his neigh-
borhood that are caving in'follow-
ing last weeks four inches of rain.
He asked if the company that con-
verted the septic systems to the city
sewage would be responsible. He
said he hopes that these dangers
could be addressed. Mayor Nichol-
son said the council would look
into the problem.
Another concern to Mr. Cotton.
is there are a few homes in the
neighborhood that have needed
Code Enforcement to step in and
address the owners with violations
because of dangers that exist, such
as public safety and sanitary rea-
son, as well as being an eyesore in
the community. Mr. Cotton was
asked by Code Enforcement officer
Stan Ducher to please contact him
on Tuesday and Mr.Ducher would
see what could be done.
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Family Life Church
Family Life Church meets at
the Frostproof Middle/Senior
High School cafeteria, Sundays
at 10 a.m. there is nursery, and
children's church. For informa-
tion please call 635-2704.
Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God,
104 Highway 630W, Worship
Services, Sunday School 10
a.m., Sunday Morning.Worship
10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening
Worship 6:30 p.m., Wednesday
Evening 7 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 863-635-3556.
:God By Faith
Reverend Anderson, Jr.
Church Of God By Faith, 208
.Hopson Rd., Worship Services;
,Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wor-
ship Service 11 a.m., Sunday
Evening service 7:30 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening Bible study
7:30 p.m. For more information
First Assembly of God
First Assembly of God Church
On The Ridge, 825 County Road
630A, Worship Services; Sun-
day, 8:3,0 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.,
nursery available, Sunday
evening service 6 p.m. Youth Fel-
lowship and Bible study
Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.
For more information call 863-
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof, 96 West B Street is offer-
ing a new Celebration Worship
Service on Sunday's, at 8:15
a.m. This service offers a more
contemporary style of music,
while the Celebration Worship
at 10:50 a.m. will remain more
;traditional in nature. Childcare
will be available for both servic-
ies. For more information call
;Church of Frostproof
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof, 2241 County Road 630 W,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wor-
ship Service 10:15 a.m., Sunday
Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednes-
day Evening Bible Study 6 p.m.
For more information call 635-
First Christian Church
of Babson Park
First Christian Church of
Babson Park, 1295 Scenic High-
way N., Babson Park, Sunday
School 9:30 a.m., Morning Wor-
ship 10:30 a.m., Sunday
Evening Bible Sunday 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
6:30 p.m. For more information
Church of Frostproof
First Presbyterian Church,
101 N. Palm Ave., Worship Ser-
vice, 10 a.m. (No Sunday School
beginning June 4) For more
information call 635-3955.
First United Methodist
,Church of Frostproof
James C. Isaacson, Pastor
First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof, 150
Devane St., Sunday School 9:30
a.m., Traditional Worship Ser-
vice 10:30 a.m. For more infor-
mation call 635-3107.
Dioste Ama Spanish
Iglesia Bautista Dios Te Ama
(Dioste Ama Spanish Baptist
Church) lugar (located) 1000
US Highway 98 West, Frost-
proof, annunciate y ivitcion
(announces an invitation) Oir la
Palabra de Dios (to hear the
Word of God) Domingo (Sun-
day), at 11 a.m.'
South Lake Wales
Church of God,
South Lake Wales Church of
God, 210 Presidents Dr., Lake
,Wales, Sunday School 9 a.m.,
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday Evening Worship 6
p.m., Wednesday Evening Wor-
ship 6:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 638-1019.
WSC offers two
Lake Wales Teachers and
other working professionals in the
field of education are invited to an
Information Session about Warner
Southern's Master of Arts in Educa-
tion (M.A.Ed.) Degree Program.
ITwo sessions will be offered: the
first will be held on Tuesday, July 18
at 6 p.m. and the second will take
place on Thursday, July 27 at 6 p.m.
Both sessions will be in the Rigel
Student Center on the college's
west campus and are open to the
public. Telephone the college at 1-
800-309-9563 for more informa-
Warner Southern College, a
Christian liberal arts college found-
ed in 1968, is located five miles
south of Lake Wales at 13895 High-
Warner Southern College is
accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Associa-
tion of Colleges and Schools to
The Frostproof Area Chamber
of Commerce Economic Devel-
opment Committee will host a
public Visioning meeting for the
City of Frostproof's residents
Thursday, July 20 from 5:30 until
8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 22, 9
a.m. until 1 p.m. If you would like
to attend, please contact the
Frostproof Chamber at 635-9112.
An RSVP would be helpful to
determine- the location of the
meetings. Forms are available in
the Chamber Newsletter at sever-
allocations in town.,
Doug Leonard, City Planner
and consultant for the City of
Frostproof will be directing the
meeting. The Chamber's Eco-
tiomic Development Committee
is providing a service to the City,
as part of the mission agreement,
by hosting the event.
Area residents traveling north
on US Highway 27 within the
past year have witnessed exten-
sive growth taking place in the
four corner region.
The City of Frostproof will
grow, but how it gro\\s will be
determined by careful planning.
This can be achieved with input
from the citizens of Frostproof,
the EDC and the City Planner.
award the Associate, Bachelor, and
CFDC wins Best Internet
Design at Statewide Economic
Bartow, Fla. The Central
Florida Development Council of
Polk County (CFDC) received the
2006 Promotional Materials
Award for Best Internet/Website
representing an economic devel-
opment agency. The award was
presented by the Florida Econom-
ic Development Council (FEDC)
at its annual conference held in
Orlando on June 27. The website,
www.cfdc.org, presents an inno-
vative locator for available land
and buildings, detailed demo-
graphics, a monthly economic
barometer and numerous other
features detailing the community
and economic development
assets of Polk County.
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ing an informative and attractive
marketing tool in our website,"
said Tom Patton, Executive Direc-
tor of the CFDC. "It has become
our chief means of marketing to
site selection consultants, busi-
ness owners and managers and
for serving our existing business-
Reward: For return
of four wheelers
A $1000 reward is being
offered for the return of two Four
wheelers which were stolen
Thursday, July 6 out of a barn
located Orange Avenue, Frost-
proof. One is a red Artic Cat 400,
and the other is a blue Polaris with
a black second hard shell seat.
If anyone has any information
on the whereabouts of these vehi-
cles please contact the Frostproof
Police Department 635-7849.
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The City of Frostproof, Florida is accepting applications for the position of
Public Works Director.
Five (5) years experience in progressively responsible position in Public
Works and two (2) years supervisory experience.
Possess a valid Class "C" Water License and Class "C" Wastewater
License. Knowledge of all phases of Public Works facilities, fleet mainte-
nance, recreation, water, wastewater, streets and drainage. Knowledge of
the equipment, tools and supplies required to accomplish all operations.
Ability to plan, direct and coordinate a wide range of public works systems
and activities. Ability to supervise employees and ability to create a posi-
tive image to the public relative to the Public Works.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Send resumes to: The City of Frostproof
Attn: City Manager
Post Office Box 308 -
Frostproof, FL 33843.
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dents who need a little help with App
utilities or housing payments to in Bart
get back on their feet, can
receive assistance from Polk
County's Emergency Food and Pol
Polk County's Community
Health and Social Services Divi-
sion was awarded Federal funds
under the Emergency Food and
Shelter National Board Program.
This funding assists those quali-
fied with a one-time payment
for shelter and/or utilities. (f
Last week, Governor Jeb.Bush
signed into law a bill affecting
would-be, first-time hunters and
those wanting to hunt during Flori-
da's newly established crossbow
. Effective Aug. 1, 2006, anyone
16 years or older and born after
May 31, 1975 can hunt under the
supervision of a licensed hunter, 21
or older, without having to com-
plete the state's hunter safety certi-
fication. The' newly established
"Hunter Safety Mentoring Exemp-
tion" enables those persons to pur-
chase a Florida hunting license and
hunt during a one-year trial basis.
The new mentoring exemption
was passed by the Florida Legisla-
ture to help persuade more people
to experience hunting. It is
designed to encourage experi-
enced hunters, to teach novice
hunters about safety, ethics,
wildlife, hunting skills and respect
"The Emergency Food and
Shelter Program provides assis-
tance for individuals who have
had a recent reduction in
income and are behind on their
housing or utility payments,"
said Wilma Daniels, Program
Manager for Social Services. "It's
geared to help those who start-
ed a new job and need help to
get back on track."
The individual must be able
to demonstrate that their situa-
tion is now stabilized and that
they will be able to meet next
month's expenses. The assis-
tance is available on a one-time
basis through December of
Bartow, Fla. -As of July 1, the
Polk County Historical Museum
is featuring a new exhibit by the
Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Min-
eral and Fossil Society. A wide-
ranging and colorful collection
of minerals and fossils --many
discovered by. people in Polk
County will be displayed
through August in the muse-
um's changing exhibit gallery.
The exhibit will include gem-
stones from around the world
and some that have been made
Arrowhead hunters have
much in common with the rock,
mineral, and fossil collectors -
such as the love of outdoors.
Recently the museum complet-
ed a new permanent exhibition,
highlighting the heritage of the
Paleoindian. The display con-
tains stone and wood tools left
behind by the prehistoric people
or Paleoindian of Polk County.
Combine the natural and cul-
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is featuring grab-bags contain-
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for aspiring new collectors.
Admission to the Polk County
Historical Museum is free. The
. museum is open Tuesday thru
Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,. and Sat-
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Until now, everyone 16 or over,
and born after May 31, 1975, need-
ed to complete the hunter safety
requirement before they were
allowedto buy a hunting license.
"This should be a great incen-
tive for getting more people to give
hunting a try, and hopefully, we
can hook some of these folks on
the hunting tradition," said Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission hunter safety coordi-
nator Bill Cline. "If a novice hunter
enjoys the sport, we hope they take
the hunter safety course and con-
tinue the experience for years to
Individuals taking advantage of
this try-before-you-buy approach
would have to take and pass a
hunter safety class to be eligible to
purchase a hunting license and
hunt the following year.
Another part of the law estab-
lishes a $5 permit fee for hunters to
participate in the state's new cross-
bow season. The new permit is
similar to the archery and muzzle-
loading gun permits that also cost
$5 and are required for those hunt-
ing during the archery and muzzle-
loading gun seasons.
The crossbow season will run
Oct. 9-13 in the South Hunting
Zone, Oct. 23-27 in the Central
Zone and Nov. 27.- Dec. 3 in the
Northwest Zone. Hunters will need
to purchase the $5 crossbow per-
mit to hunt during these periods
when only crossbows and bows
can be used.
The new crossbow season is
offered on private lands only and
not available on any of the state's
wildlife management areas.
For more information on the
hunter safety mentoring exemp-
tion or crossbow season, call Tony
Young at (850) 488-7867.
dale, Lake Wales, Winter Haven,
ointments are available and Haines City by calling (863)
tow, Lakeland, Auburn- 534-5594.
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The City of Frostproof, Florida is accepting applications
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Attn: City Manager
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FDIC state profiles highlight generally positive economic picture
Job market conditions
remained generally positive in
most of the U.S. through the first
quarter of 2006, with some
pockets of weakness along the
Louisiana Gulf Coast and the
auto-dependent upper Midwest.
FDIC-insured institutions also
continue to record strong earn-
ings, supported by low credit
losses and growth in both real
estate and commercial lending.
However, many states show
signs of an emerging slowdown
in housing market activity. These
and other state-level economic
and banking trends are summa-
rized in the Summer 2006 edi- '
tion of FDIC State Profiles
"Most regions are seeing solid
job growth and strong economic
activity, which are helping to
support loan demand," said
FDIC Chief Economist Richard A.
Brown. "We also see housing
market activity slowing in a
number of regions, as affordabil-
ity continues to be a challenge. It
appears that housing will proba-
bly not be a leading sector for
the U.S. economy in the second
half of the year."
Home sales activity appears
to be slowing across many areas
of the country, and inventories of
unsold homes are increasing.
FDIC regional analysts note that
affordability continues to be a
challenge for homebuyers, par-
ticularly in the Middle Atlantic
and Western states. Recent data
show that rates of home price
appreciation have recently
decelerated in many states,
although prices have declined
outright in only a few metropoli-
tan areas. Meanwhile, rising
energy costs continue to pres-
sure consumer finances, particu-
larly among lower-income
The banking industry report-
ed a fifth consecutive year pf
record earnings in 2005, and this
strong financial performance
has continued into 2006. Howev-
er, rising short-term interest
rates, a flattened yield curve, and
growing dependence on non-
core funding sources are pres-
suring net interest margins, par-
ticularly among mortgage
FDIC analysts note that mar-
gin compression has been offset
to some extent by strong loan
growth, notably in the construc-
tion and development (C&D)
segment of the commercial real
estate (CRE) portfolio. Concen-
trations of C&D and CRE loans
are rising, particularly among
institutions in states in the Mid-
Atlantic, Southeast, and West.
Loan performance currently
remains favorable across all loan
categories, including farm-relat-
ed credits held by agricultural
FDIC State Profiles are quarter-
ly state-by-state snapshots of eco-
nomic and banking trends. The
current round of State Profiles
highlights trends through the first
quarter of 2006 and features:
analyses ol recent job
growth by Census region,
an overview of activity in
regional housing markets,
an assessment of the effects
of narrowing net interest margins
on insured institution profitability,
an overview of insured insti-
tution loan growth and credit
quality across the country.
Congress created the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation in
1933 to restore public confidence
in the nation's banking system.
The FDIC insures deposits at the
nation's 8,790 banks and .savings
associations and it promotes the
safety and soundness of these
institutions by identifying, moni-
toring and addressing risks to
which they are exposed. The FDIC
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FDIC press releases and other
information are available on the
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be obtained through the FDIC's
Public Information Center (877-
275-3342 or 703-562-2200).
Swish and swipe your way to cleanliness
It all starts with that shiny sink.
This feeling is contagious. When
you walk into you kitchen I want
you to smile. I want peace to open
up-its arms and hug you when you
walk in the door.
I know you can't see the impor-
tance of shining your sink when
the rest of the house is overwhelm-
ing you. But you have to start some
place, and this is where I started.
Go shine your sink and practice
keeping shining. When you do
this, the dishwasher will get emp-
tied because you need a place to
put your dirty dishes. You can't put
them in that clean and shiny sink
after all. Then your counter tops get
clear because the sink is beautiful.
Then the stove says clean me too,
andbefore you know it your whole
kitchen is gleaming and all you
really did was shine your sink. This
doesn't happen all at once.
If we did it all at once we would
crash and burn. You know how
you used to clean your bathroom.
We have all done this. Wait till we
just could not stand it another day
and then spend four hours trying to
by Maria ,
get rid of the crusted on gunk. After
we had pushed ourselves past our
limit; we don't ever want to clean
another bathroom and guess
what? We don't.
One morning I did an interview
with a magazine. Sondra had done
a story about us for her little maga-
zine a few years ago. She told me
that she had to clean her bathroom
before she called me. She asked
me how long it took me to scrub
my tub. I told her 30 seconds and
she could not believe me.
I went on to explain our bath-
room zone and swish and swipe.
Every day when I was letting the
water drain from the tub I would
take my little bathtub scrubby ball
and put some of my bath gel on it
and wipe down one side. The next
day I would do the other side. Then
the third day I did the bottom of the
tub at the front then on the fourth
day. I did the bottom at the back.
On the fifth day, I did the edge of the
tub where I set my bath stuff. Thirty
seconds once a month when we
are, in this zone and while I am
already in the tub is not much to ask
of yourself. You don't have to put on
'rubber gloves and wear a mask to
clean your tub. It doesn't take harsh
chemicals either. It is the same soap
you put on your body that makes
the ring anyway. Soap is Soap. Soap
cleans Soap. All you have to do is
focus on doing just a little every day
and your bathroom will never look
and feel yucky. If you are not going
into your bathroom several times a
day; it could mean that you are not
drinking enough water.
Each time you are in your bath-
room put one thing away or throw
something in the trash! While you
are sitting on your throne, survey
the landscape to see what you
could put away after you have fin-
ished. Don't jump up right then.
Oh and if you running out of toilet
paper then let your "Do It Now"
principle kick in. Get out another
roll when you finish. Nothing says I
love you like a fresh roll of toilet
paper when you really need it.
Who knows, you may be blessing
yourself by this action.
Cleaning your bathroom does-
n't have to be recipe for Crash and
Burn. Take the baby steps each
day and your bathroom will never
seem that dirty again. Practice a
"Swish and Swipe" each morning
and you are going to smile every
time you walk in there.
For more help getting rid of
your CHAOS; check out her Web
site and join her free mentoring
group at www.FlyLady.net or her
book, "Sink Reflections" pub-
lished by Bantam and her new
book," Body' Clutter. Copyright
2006; Maria Cille; Used by permis-
sion in this publication.
Florida's Just Read annual conference held
LAKE BUENA VISTA Just
Read, Florida convened its fifth
annual Leadership Conference
Monday, July 10' in Lake Buena
Vista. The all-inclusive conference
was open to superintendents, prin-
cipals and reading coaches for a
nominal registration fee. There
were more than 300 concurrent
sessions, many led by principals
and reading coaches Horn across
iite slate, shaiirin reading education
arid best practices
State and national leaders, read-
ing experts and celebrities will
speak during the three-day event.
Governor Jeb Bush, who made
reading a top priority in his adminis-
tration, spoke at the event on Mon-
day. Governor Bush was joined by
Florida State Board of Education
Chairman Philip Handy, renowned
author and screenwriter Antwone
Fisher,., and Just Read, Florida!
Director Evan Lefsky, Ph.D. On
Tuesday, Education Commissioner
John L. Winn, former Disney's
American Teacher of the Year Ron
Clark, K-12 Public Schools Chancel-
lor Cheri Pierson Yecke, Ph.D., and
Florida Lottery Secretary Rebecca
Dirden Mattingly spoke. Lt. Gover-
nor Toni Jennings and literacy
expert Bill Brozo, Ph.D. was sched-
uled to speak Wednesday, July 12.
Anthvone Quenlonfisihel \'rtks
as a screenwriter, author and film
producer. New York Times Best-
seller Finding Fish: A Memoir, is the
inspiring story of his incredible life's
journey. The film, Antwone Fisher,
written by Fisher himself reflects on
his life as a sailor and as a child
growing up in Cleveland. Through
his collection of poetry titled, Who
Will Cry For The Little Boy?, now
one of the best selling, books of
poetry of all time, Fisher reveals the
inner truths that took him from a
tumultuous childhood to the man
he is today. Fisher was scheduled to
speak during the opening session
Monday and share his personal
struggle about learning to read and
the importance of literacy.
: Ron Clark has been called
"America's Educator." His work
with disadvantaged students in
rural North Carolina and inner-city
Harlem garnered worldwide atten-
tion. Currently, Clark is working to'
open a school in Atlanta for low-
income students. The Ron Clark
Academy will apply a curriculum
focused on international adven-
tures. Clark will address conference
attendees Tuesday to discuss what
it takes to be an effective teacher.
William G. Brozo, Ph.D.,is Pro-
fessor of Literacy in the Graduate
School of Education at George
Mason University. He has taugihl
reading and language arts in junior
and senior high school and is the
, author of numerous articles on lit-
eracy development for children and
young adults. Brozo writes a regu-
lar column for the International,
Reading Association's Thinking
Classroom entitled "Strategic
Moves". Brozo spoke on Wednes-
day discussing ways of enriching
the literate culture of middle and
secondary schools, enhancing the
literate lives of boys and making
teaching more responsible to the "
needs all students ..
Just Read, Florida! makes read-
ing a priority in Florida's public
schools and among the community
groups and volunteer organizations
that support them. It is based on the
latest reading research, which
includes emphasis on phonemic
awareness, phonics, vocabulary,
fluency and comprehension. For
more information about Just Read,
Deadline for ag award nominations coming soon
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture Commissioner Charles H.,
Bronson has announced that nom-
inations are being accepted for the;
2006 "Woman of the Year in Agri-
culture" au ard. The award, now in
its 22nd sear, recognizes \\omen,
who have made outstanding con-
tributions to Florida agriculture.
"This award spotlights the %ital
role of women in Florida agricul-
ture and serves to encourage other
\\omen to get involved in the busi-
ness," Mr. Bronson said. "Man\
women have made significant con-
tributions over the years in devel-
oping and sustaining this impor-
tant industry, which has an overall
economic 'impact estimated at
more than $87 billion annually."
Those nominated for the award
\\ill be judged bN a panel familiar
\with Florida agriculture. The award
\\ill be presented in February at the
opening-day luncheon of the 2007
Florida Slate Fair in Tampa
The Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services,
which sponsors the event, has sent
nomination forms to agricultural
organizations around the state. The
deadline for submitting nomina-
tions to,the Department is Nov. 1,
2006. Nominations remain active
for two years; after that time they
must be resubmitted in order to be
For more information about
the "Woman of the Year in Agri-,
culture" award including screen-
ing criteria and biographies of.
previous winners, or to obtain
nomination forms, call Richard
Gunnels at (850) 488-3022 or visit
- Previous local winners of the
"Woman of the Year in Agricul-
ture" award include:
1995 Louve "Vee'" Frierson
Platt, of Clewiston, 1994 Anne
Wardlaw' Dickinson, of Frost-
proof, and 1986 Ruth Wedg-
worth, of Belle Glade.
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Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Elementary Soccer Field
The City of Frostproof is accepting bids for contract services for
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Books & Magazines 535
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Wanted to Buy 740
REFRIGERATOR, 18 cu. ft., 4
yrs. old, $150.
STACKABLE W/D- Frigidaire,
White, Like new. $375.
STOVE/OVEN & HOOD, White,
GE, electric. Good condition.
$100 or best offer.
WASHER & DRYER, Maytag.
WASHER: Heavy Duty $75.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER &
Excellent condition. $400.
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
BUILDING SALE! "MANUFAC-
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Extensive range of siz-
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Starting at $1,115.00
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Sizes From 12x21, 60x200
Starting at $2,395.00
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WITH 2 WINDOWS
Starting at $795.00'
Sizes From 12x21,60x200
BEHR SEALANT DecP water-
proofing 5 gallon never
opened Ouantity(6) $480 or
all, will sep 18631697-2032
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New. 4-,W 38 L
3" insulation, $2000 ti a311
will sell sep 8631763-5011
METAL ROOFING SAVE I.$$
Buy Direct From Mariuiacrur-
or. 20 colors in stocR. with ai
Accessories Quick lurn
around' Delivery Av.ailable
Toll Free (8881393-0335
PAINT- (8) 5 gal coriiaincer.
Antique Wnile, interior Lale.,
$560 for all will sell separate
TODDLER BED- Linie Tykes
fink.wnile, blue. nodd set up
ike a iouse. $50
CRYSTAL, Walerford, siem-
ware. decanters, specialtry
pieces. Al aa pallerr. 500
LADIES 3X CLOTHES- NEW
Casual & Dressy $300 lor o10
or will sell seperaielv
NASCAR TIRE TABLE- with
glass lop $395
COMPAQ PRESARIO LAPTOP
1ghz, 40gb HD, 512 mb ram,
XP home + extras. $375
DELL PENTIUM 4- XP PRO,
Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse.
Like new. $400.
BED, Single, adjustable, excel-
lent condition. $250
COMPLETE DINING ROOM-
Nice, Glass'top table, 6
chairs, Hutch/buffet, Light
wood. $600. (863)801-3815
COMPUTER TABLE wood,
large, lots of storage. Good
cond. $50. (863)697-6618
CURIO CABINET, Curved
glass. $100 (863)675-0600
DRESSER, Tall, wooden. In
good condition. $50
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
LIVING ROOM SET, Couch,
chair, loveseat & 3 tables.
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
SECRETARY DESK- Cream,.
Glass showcase on top, 4
SLEEPER-SOFA, Queen size,
$125. 239-822-5955 LaBelle
SMALL TABLE- good for sew
machine, wooden, w/ 3 side
drawers $75 (863)824-8749
SOFA, le new, $125.
SOFA, LOVESEAT & CHAIR-
,ij ri Tiul- i i:iic l iio ri: jI
1'5Q, i.6 J824-8749
REVOLVER 38 CAL Stainless
steel Taurus, 2" barrel, like
-*new with extras, $375
RIFLE, 22 Cal. & 12 Gauge
shot gun single shot. $175.
RIFLE AMMO- Win. 30 30
. Reminton. 150/170 sftpt.
200 rounds boxed $70. Ask
4 Ross (863)983-8661
RUGER- single 6, new model,
22 cal., $130
EXERCISE BIKE- New Bal-
ance, 6.0, like new Orig.
$750 asking $300 or best
CUSTOM DRAPES Burdines
Pattern: Jolettina Adobe.
Length 5'5". Rt. & Lt. panels &
sgl. $50/panel. 863-763-6216
DIAMOND RING, Ladies, Euro-
pean Cut, 30 point. 14kt white
gold. .$550. (863)357-2233
Okee area. .
NECK CHAIN: 18 kt., 20".
$700 or best offer.
863-634-9620 Okee area.
ELEC POWER CHAIR- joystick
oper, four wheel base, chrger,
footrest, instruction book,
WHEELCHAIR- Padded with
extra seat cushion. Excellent
ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100/Both or pos-
sible trade. (863)357-2773
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ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call
CAR HAULER- '89, Wallo Mo,
Hauls up to 4 cars, Needs
axles. $700. (863)357-3981
DEHUMIDIFIER, Like new,
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
* 800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pnr) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977. *
GATSBY WHIRLPOOL TUB -
Rectangular, seats 4. Kept in-
side, great condition. W/Cover.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Linens,
TV, Sewing machine, dishes.
$200/all. Will sell separate.
SPA With COVER- Seats 8
Therapeutic jets. Excellent
condition. $2500. or best of,
BASS AMPLIFIER: Carvin
PB-200, 160 watt, 15" speaker
& horn, high quality. Almost
new. $285 (863)357-7406
MIXER: Mackie, Power Amp.
& Cross Over. $1100 for all,
will sep. (863)357-2882
SPEAKERS: Crate Guitar Stack
& JVS. $1200 for all,, will sep:
Cal ,6 ".iK -j __
BLACK LAB- 2 1/2 yrs old
Male. Purebred, Papers, ID
chipped. Trained for hunting
& field trial. $4000.
BLUE HEALER/BORDER Collie
Lovable, great w/kids. $50.
,663-634-1343 after 5pm..
CURR PUPS Proven line.
Shots, wormed. $150.
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
HUNTING DOG, Male, 4 mos.
old. $120 (863)673-1877
LAB PUPPIES- AKC, yellow,
Champ Bloodline, parents on
premises, S/W/HC, $650
DEMO HOMESITES WANTED
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Pool! .The Above Ground
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SAVE Up to $4,000. Call,
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POOL, 'above ground, 16x3,
with accessories. $75
BEACH WHEELS- Catamaran
.Dual Trax, Fits 14'-20', Excel-
lent condition. $300.
ALPINE SPEAKERS- 12", Set,
Type S woofers, in box with
V12 amp. $200.
CAR CD PLAYER- Pioneer Pre-
mier 860, 2 mo old. $300.
NEW COMMERCIAL CARGO.
TRLR w/warr, 2 new JBL
spkrs 15" w/horn, 1 15" sub,
w/ built in amp, 1 QSC pow-
er amp w/complete rack, and
EQ graphic equalizers, 2 PV
Impulse Spkrs w/stand &
cases, New 32 channel
Yamaha fixer w/warr, all
cables & access incld, New
Pro One 88 key Keyboard
w/road case w/ Aleses mini
verb effects. $8500 or best
SURROUND SOUND- RCA
150 watts, charcoal/blk,.ask-
ing $125 (863)697-8906
TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,:
35" Works good. $150.
TV, Hitachi, 50" LCD,
widescreen, as new. $900
GENERATOR, 7200 watt,
240v, single phase, portable
w/wheels, good cond.,
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate, 4000 watts, de-
pendable power, $250
GENERATOR- Guardian, 12KW
w/ATS LP or Nat gas, New
$2500. (863)467-9390 ,
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with anacnments. 4
HP wet/Ory evc cond $20
RAINBOW VACUUM, wacces-
sories. $550 or best ofter.
VACUUM CLEANERS, 12), Kir-
by wini all aliacr.ments
$300 will sell separately
DVD'S- 70 Toial, $350 tor ail
will sell separate. Good Flea
Mar eit iem (863)763-4961
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing lo ada to my collection
Please call to sell coins &
paper mohey 239-693-4891
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
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APPALOOSA GELDING white,
12 years old. $1000
HORSE, TRAILER & TACK-
Pkg deal. Beautiful Quarter
horse, 12 yr old Mare.
HORSE TRAILER, 2-horse,
.needs some work, tongue
pull, good floor. $500 or best
PALOMINO GELDING- 5 yrs,
15.3 hand, Not a beginner
Thoroughbred Mare, in foal to
German warm blood stallion,
super sweet, $2500.
CLASSIC WHEEL HORSE -
Tractor 42" cut, all pullies, lots
of grease fittings, cast iron,
FINISH MOWER- 5ft, Bush
Hog, $500 excellent condi-
LAWN MOWER, Snapper,
16hp, runs good. $275
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 42"
cut, 3wks new, paid $1000,
sell for $700 (863)357-3632
ROTO TILLER- Troy built,
Used 2 seasons, good con-
dItlon $300 (863)357-3632
SNAPPER YARD MACHINE
0 turn, 33" cut, exc.cond.
BARBARDOS BLACK BELLY
SHEEP (3), 1 female w/2
male babies, 3 mos. old.
$150 for all. (954)520-6707
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REESE 5TH WHEEL HITCH-
for 15K Ib trailer weight,
Seadoo, '95, runs good,
$1500 or best offer.
MERC ALUMINUM PROP-
Like new, Fits 90hp. Hub kit
OMC BOAT MOTOR, 14hp.
HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD '74. $3000 Call for de-
tails. (239)357-6889 LaBelle
SUZUKI VOLUSTIA INTRUDER
2002, Garage kept. 1 Owner.
1900 org. mls. $4,600 Firm.
Call (863)763-3451 Okee
5HP GO CART Good condi-
tion, runs. $400.
ARTICAT DVX 250 06, 4
Wheeler. Auto., Like new.
Low hours. $3500 or best
offer. Nick @863-697-0383
GO CARTS- (2) Manco 6.5hp
2 seater, new tires. Murray
6hp 1 seater. Both run great,
.JET SKI, '96, 3 sweater, $2500
or best offer or trade for four
SUZUKI 125'83- w/Reverse.
Runs great! $400 or best offer
SUZUKI 2001 80HP- Runs,
excellent cond. $2200.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4(135
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045 ,
Pickup Trucks 40506
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
CADILLAC DEVILLE '99-
showroom cond., fully load-
ed, metallic silver, gray int.,
$8000 neg. (863)675-9293
CHEVY CORSICA '91, 82k,
runs excellent. $1000
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- 4dr,
power brakes, cd player, good
on gas, 6 cyl., no AC, good
cond. $900 (863)763-7609.
DODGE INTREPID '96- new
tires, no dents, runs very
good, $2000 (863)675-6245
after 5pm (LaBelle area)
FORD TEMPO'93 runs good,
4 dr., auto,= must sell!! $600.
Pest control rules change in time for termite season
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-'
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is announcing that a set of
new rules has gone into effect that
provide improved protection for
consumers who contract with
pest control companies for ter-
All contracts issued by pest
control companies for termite
control must now clearly tell con-
sumers if the contracts cover sub-
terranean termites, drywood ter-
mites, or both. If they don't cover
Formosan termites, a particularly
aggressive form of subterranean
termite, the company has to clear-
ly state that.
"The average homeowner may
not understand that there are dif-
ferences in the types of termites
that can invade their homes as
well as differences in the kinds of
protections that address each
insect," Mr. Bronson said. "We
have found that many people do
not realize they are not protected
against one or the other until their
home is damaged and it is too
late.," Another important change
that goes into effect immediately
is that companies that perform
only "spot" treatments post that
.information on treatment stickers
in the structure. Existing homes
may be treated prior to being sold,
especially when pre-sale inspec-
tions show some termite activity.
Sellers may opt for a less expen-
sive spot treatment rather than a
full treatment. Until now the treat-
ment sticker did not have to speci-
fy that it was a "spot" treatment.
"This is especially important
for home buyers," Mr. Bronson
said. "Buyers of existing homes
may be told that a house has been
treated before they buy it, but not
informed the treatment was only
to a limited part of the building.
Now they will know if the treat-
ment was full or partial."
Other changes in the contract
rule require that pest control com-
panies re-treat infestations cov-
ered by a contract within ninet,-
days (180 days for multiunit struc-
tures). Previously there was no
time limiton when the service had
to be provided. Companies are
now also prohibited from denying
re-treatment or repairs if they
were aware of a construction
defect or other condition con-
ducive to termite infestation, such
as a water leak and did not inform
the property owner and allow.
them to repair it.
Nearly all contracts have limita-
tions and exclusions under which
treatment or repair does not have
to be done, for example if there is
a plumbing leak. Prior to this rule
change, a company could be
aware of a defect, collect renewals.
for several years, and then deny re-
treatment or repairs when they
became necessary. Pest control
companies have a year to change
their contracts to reflect these
"The practices these rules
require are already common to all
good pest control companies, but
we need these rules to prevent a
few from taking advantage of con-
tract loopholes and not protecting
'consumers from termite dam-
age," Mr. Bronson said.
Mr. Bronson says the rule
change information is particularly
valuable to consumers right now
because July is the drywood ter-
mite season and homeowners
need to take steps to protect their
homes from these damaging
pests while at the same time pro-
tecting their rights in pest control
. Consumers. can get more infor-
mation on termite protection, the
difference between subterranean
or drywood termites or file a com-
plaint against a pest control com-
pany by calling 1-800-HELP-FLA or.
logging onto www.floridatermite-
Fruit flies aboard
space shuttle studied
Fruit flies aboard the Space teaching at UCF in 1997, focuses
Shuttle Discovery will help Univer- most of his research on the effects
sity of Central Florida (UCF) and of steroid hormones on the devel-
University of California, Da\is, opment of fruit flies. Because of
biologists learn more about-how their genetic similarities to
prolonged time in space could humans, the flies, provide a good
affect human immune sNystems. model for understanding how
The flies will need little care. steroids can affect the develop-
during their 12-day stay aboard mentof humans, he said.
the shuttle, which launched on The flies on the shuttle will
Tuesday, July 4, from Kennedy travel in 10 small containers; each
Space Center. Astronauts \\ill only of'which is about the size of a
have to replace their food :tray computer zip disk. Two separate
Once. groups of flies will be kept in a
When the flies return to earth, Kennedy Space Center research
Laurence "Laurie" von Kalm, an lab during the mission.
associate professor of biology at To help researchers rule out
UCF, %ill work with Deborah Kim- variables aside from gravity that
brell, a UC Davis associate could affect the flies, one group
research geneticist, to evaluate will be subjected to the same tem-
their responses to bacteria and peratures and vibrations experi-
,fungi and compare them to the enced during space flight. The
responses of flies that did not go other group will be kept in normal
intospace. room conditions.
"The primary question being The shuttle also. will carry ,a
asked is whether the immune sys- small amount of a fungus known
tem. is compromised from pro- as "Beauveria bassiana,\" an
longed space travel, Mr. von approve ed organic pesticide that is
SKam said. "Are they more suscep- not harmful to humans. Ms. Kim-
S tible to infection than the flies that Kam and their col-
d' Iball, Mr. von Kalm and their col-
don't travel into space?" leagues will examine whether the
NASA provided Ms. Kimbrell reduced gravity makes the fungus
\with a giant to fund the research, morepotent
and Kennedy Space Center is pro- r pon
hiding a lab c Chere M ir. on Kalm, Flies will be exposed to fungi
SMs. Kinmbell and their cole Kuesm from the shuttle and fungi kept in
will test the lies for [too aeeks a lab, a move that will help deter-
alter the shuttle returns. Scientists mine if various effects are results
from NASA's Ames Research Cen- 01 he Ilies weakened immune
ter, Rice Liniversity and the Univer- systems or the fungi becoming
sity of Nevada, Las Vegas, are also 'norevirulent in space
part of the research team. The future direction of this
NASA's goal is to find out how research will depend on the
extended sta3s in.space, such as a results of the upcoming experi-
trip to Mars, could affect the health ment and the level of cutbacks in
of astronauts, Mr. von Kalm said. funding for NASA's life sciences
Fruit flies can help NASA move research.
closer to that goal because certain The shuttle launch will be the
aspects of the genetic makeup of second NASA mission in the last
their immune systems and two months with ties to UCF.
humans' are similar. Also, a 12-. research.,
day stay in space qualifies as' pro- UCF optics professor James
longed for fruit flies because they Harvey and two graduate'students
only live for about four to six designed the Solar X-ray Imager
weeks. on board the GOES-N satellite that
Ms. Kimbrell sought Mr. von was launched in May. The new X-
Kalm's help because of his experi- ray telescope will help to improve
ence working with fruit flies and the monitoring of weather activity
because of UCF's proximity to such as hurricanes. It also will aid
Cape Canaveral. Four of Mr. von in monitoring and predicting
Kalm's graduate, students and a space weather, which can disrupt
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Researchers study watermelon disease
GAINESVILLE Your crop is a'
week or two from harvest when
vinds and leaves begin to yellow,
crumple and die in a matter of
days. Or you've shipped produce
cross-country, where unsuspect-
ing customers cut into fruit that
looks fine on the outside, but
brown and gummy inside.
Both scenarios have been real
for Florida watermelon farmers hit
by' a fast-moving disease called
vine decline, which has ruined an
estimated $60 million worth of
crops since it first appeared in
southwest Florida in the spring of
But University of Florida scien-
tists who've been studying vine
decline since then say they believe
they've discovered what causes it -
and can now begin working on
waysto control it.
Pam Roberts, an Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences
plant pathologist, said. researchers
now think the silverleaf whitefly
spreads a virus to ihe watermelonr
by. feeding on infected plans and
moving on to new healthy ones.
"There's still some confirma-
tion work to be done," she said.
"We're not 100 percent sure but
we've got pretty conclusive field
evidence that has confirmed the
role of the virus." .
The whitefly is an old enemyin
agriculture, but one that's tradition-
ally plagued tomato farmers, she
"There's been some kind of a
shift, where now' they're really
shifting to watermelons, "said Ms.
Roberts, who is based at UF's
Southwest Florida Research and
Education-Center in Immokalee.
Now that they've zeroed in on
the likely culprit, Ms. Roberts said,
researchers can begin looking at
ways farmers can control the virus-
spreading flies, whether by using
things like reflective mulch or dif-
To determine. the cause,
researchers put squash inoculated
with the virus in the field with
healthy watermelons, Some of the
watermelons were in cages-that
protected them from the whitefly,
while others were exposed., '
Of the exposed watermelon,
about 98 percent suffered vine
decline, Ms. Roberts said, while the
caged watermelon stayed healthy.
Now they're testing the unhealthy
plants to be sure they have the
virus, and to ensure the disease
hasn't been transmitted to the pro-
"But just by looking at it, it's fair-
ly obvious %%hat happened," she
Ms. Roberts led a' team that
included Scott Adkins and Benny
Bruton of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, UF extension agents
Phyllis Gilreath and Gene McAvoy,
assistant professor Rosa Muchovej,
and LiF nematology and entomol-
ogy experts Phil Stansly and Susan
Bob Mornssey, executive direc-
tor of the Plant City-based National
'Watermelon Association, said vine
decline has been so devastating
that some farmers have bailed out
of farming altogether:
"It's cost the Florida growers
alone over $60 million in the last
four years," he said. "If that doesn't
state what the problem is, then
nothing really will. Sixty million to
-the watermelon industry is
David: Coates. who owns
Coates Farm Produce Inc.,. is a
major watermelon producer and
shipper, farming in both Florida
and Indiana. His crops have been
hit by vine define about six times.
Florida Select Insurance ordered into rehabilitation
TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial offi-
cer, announced today that a judge
has ordered/Florida Select Insur-
ance Company into rehabilitation.
Under the order, the company's
70,000 homeowners policies are
not cancelled at this time and the
company may continue to' write
new and renewal business while
the department reviews its finan-
Leon County Circuit Court
Judge Thomas Bateman ordered-
Florida Select Insurance Company
into rehabilitation as a result of the
expiration of its reinsurance on
June 30, 2006. Reinsurance is
insurance for insurance compa-
The judge also appointed the
Department of Financial Services
as receiver for the. company. As
receiver for accompany in rehabili-
tation, the department steps in to
administer the insurer's opera-
tions and assets, and to help the.
insurer gain financial strength to
continue to doing business.
"O6ur first priority is to the policy
holders, and making sure they'
have coverage during the hurri-
cane season," said Gallagher, who
oversees the department. "This.
action will protect homeowners
while conserving the company's
assets, with the goal of helping it
regain enough financial strength
to actively compete for business."
Gallagher said that Florida
Select policyholders should con-
tinue to pay premiums in order to
maintain their insurance cover-
Policyholders who need to
report a new claim can contact 1-
888-700-0101, Policyholders who
would like to check on the status
ofan existing claim should contact
1-888-617-1145.; For' all other
inquiries, consumers may visit the
company's website' at www.flori-
daselect.com or call Florida
Select's helpline at 1-888-700-
0101. Additional information .is
available through the Department
of Financial Services at
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