The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 01-22-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, January 22, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 10 | 50 cents w ww.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 81 58C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Nice with a few clouds F orecast Question: Should the City of Sebring keep its archivist? Next question: Should a candidates sexual history be a campaign issue? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online O bituaries Barbara Oppold A ge 78, of Sebring Lucinda York Age 88, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 47.6% No 52.4% Total votes: 42 Arts & Entertainment5B Books9B B usiness9A Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Pause & Consider13B Places to Worship8B Outdoors10B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 1 1 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comWAUCHULA Chloe Goss i snt an ordinary toddler. Her little body has to work overtime just to share a sweet smile withh er mommy or daddy. Diagnosed with a very rare d isease known as PelizaeusMerzbacher Disease (PMD year-old Chloes parents, Sara and Justin, were recently told that the disease is potentially terminal. C hloes disorders (circular nystagmus and Auditory N europathy Spectrum Disorder) cause her to be unable to see and hear properly. The conditionss topped her growth, causing little Chloe to be unable to hold her h ead up, crawl, stand, sit or roll over. e have been told that she may never walk. Each time, the news is even more devastating and each time I cry myself and Chloe to sleep, searching fora nswers, Sara Goss said. Chloe was taken and admitted t o the Miami Childrens Hospital for two days in November wheres he underwent days of extensive testing. It was then that theG osss were given the diagnosis. Incurableis not in our v ocabulary. There are new studI I n n c c u u r r a a b b l l e e i i s s n n o o t t i i n n o o u u r r v v o o c c a a b b u u l l a a r r y y C ourtesy photo Chloe Goss and her parents, Sara and Justin, a re preparing to travel to China for a special treatment for Chloes rare disease. Family headed to China in search of miracle See FAMILY, page 8A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING Superintendent of Schools Wally Cox has not yet a nnounced whether he intends to run for re-election. Two other individuals, however, have Roberta Peck, a retired teacher, and William PeH utchinson III, who has long been active in schools and concerned about educational issues. Hutchinson made his official announcement at The School Boardo f Highlands Countys regular meeting Thursday night. 2 declare intent to run for Coxs job Superintendent hasnt said if he plans to run again By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Champions are made from something they have deep inside them; a desire, a dream, a vision. That quote, from boxings flamboyant but undisputed top athlete Muhammed Ali, captures the spirit of those who wish to carry forward the traditions that has earned Avon Park the title City of Champions. Charles Devlin, along with a group of others who have played sports and supported almost every other aspect of the community, decided to start the Avon Park Champions Club. The organizations is designed to Champions Club forming in Avon Park Plans Hall of Fame Banquet March 3 See TWO, page 7ADrink up!A guide to healthy hydration PAGE1 4BSqueaking byS ebring does just enough to beat L ake Gibson for f irst district v ictory PAGE1 B Target: Box officeR eal Red Tailshope m ovie soars to success PAGE1 0BMore jobsU nemployment r ate drops PAGE2 A By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Fans know the 12 Hours of Sebring is right around the corner when the yearly event posters begin appearing in the windows of local shops. But this week a very special poster will go on sale commemorating the 60th year of Americas premier road race. Created by Roger Warrick, the rendering is a compendium of Sebring icons that will keep fans and longtime attendees busy combing through the picture looking for interesting bits and pieces representing not only the race but the city as well. Easily spotted are the previous 59 race winners, with each of the cars depicted in a Le Mans type start. Theres also an interesting compendium of pit structures, including the track as it looks today, with the old scoreboard, VSpecial poster to honor 60th 12 Hours Courtesy illustration Roger Warrics depiction shows all 59 Sebring winners, as well as many other historic sights. See POSTER, page 8A See CHAMPIONS, page 6A Flight fans flock to Expo By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The sky was filled with aircraft and the ground was covered with people one of them very small and flat Saturday during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at Sebring Regional Airport. s Flat Stanley and hes here all the way from Connecticut, Robert Cyr of Avon Park said and his family gathered in front of the Renegade aircraft near the entrance of the Expo to pose for pictures with the paper cutout, which he held next to the propellor. The Expo, which is expected to draw 20,000 people, will continue through today with numerous things s till left to enjoy. Atotal of 165 exhibitors showing everything aircraft related lined the walkways and spaces at the airport giving air enthusiasts plenty to get excited about. Florida exhibitors ranked near the top with 64 exhibits. Thirty-one other states and six countries are also represented, Byplane rides, engine specialists and instructors are just a few of the things available to the public at the Expo. 8th annual event expected to draw 20,000 See EXPO, page 6A N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS F red Schieszer talks about the Renegade Falcon Saturday morning during the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo at the Sebring Regional Airport. Recently retired from University of Central Missouri Schieszer was an aviation professor for 35 years.


C M Y K B y NEILSIMPSON Special to the News-SunSEBRING Alan and Nancy Holmes, high school sweethearts from the littlet own of Augusta, Ill. (Pop. 600), arrived in Sebring in 1 989. Alan had sold his two convenience stores, HoBos (Holmes Boysw ith Edward Jones in St. Louis. Once he had complete d his federal securities exam and had the required insurance licences, he was offereda choice of six Florida locations to start an Edward Jones office. Nancy and Alan d rove south, spent two weeks visiting the six locations and a fter checking out Sebring, Nancy asked What do you think? to which Alan replied, Honey, were home. T heir son and daughter attended middle school here and graduated from Sebring High School while Alan built his business focused on helping people to meet their financial needs. A fter 22 years here, Alan has a thriving business, four g randsons and the time to pursue shared interests with Nancy ... hunting, fishing, travel and hot rods. Alan gives back to T anglewood because Tanglewood residents have supported him. He has sponsored the Tanglewood Actors Guild productions and thea nnual 50th Anniversary dinners. This year he is heavily involved with the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit. He is providing lunch on Jan. 28, following two of the fundraisers Walk in the Park and Ride for the Cure. He is also co-sponsor of the Golf F ore a Cure Tournament being held on Feb. 4. On Jan. 16, Alan wowed the hundreds gathered in the clubhouse for morning coffeew hen he and Nancy arrived on a Rhoades bike, which he had completely refurbished himself to donate to the Cancer Benefit as a rafflep rize. This years cancer benefit has extra special meaning for Alan as he is constantly on standby to get to his 54-year old sisters side back in Augusta, Ill. where she is battling brain cancer. Aftert wo rounds of treatment, she has been given just 3 to 6 m onths to live. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or 3 for $10 at Monday coffees and many of the Tanglewood Cancere vents. At 3 p.m. on Feb. 21, the winning ticket will be drawn and some lucky Tanglewood resident will ride away on a fabulous tour-i ng bike built for two and even more money will be have been generated for cancer research. By JEN BROWN S pecial to the News-SunThis just in another Centennial event is planned. The Womans Club of Sebring is h aving a Centennial Sweetheart Dance and the exciting Skylarks will be there providing big band entertainment throughout the night. The dance will be from 7-10 p.m. V alentines Day, Feb. 14 at the Womans Club, 4260 Lakeview Drive, overlooking beautiful Lake Jackson. Did you know the Womans Club is one of the oldest institutions inS ebring? Twelve women organized the Womans Club of Sebring in 1919, which adopted a constitution and bylaws that October. They furnished a circulating public library by that December, and established itself as The social and cultural force in the young new town (Sebring original circulating library, the W omans Club of Sebring, with the assistance of the Board of Trade and a Green Tea and Book Shower that netted $30 and 50 books, the Sebring Library was on its way. T he club members served as librarians, procurers of books, and all of the necessary roles to maintain this new venture. One time during building repairs, the women toted the books inw heelbarrows to their homes until the work was completed. After 45 years, the city of Sebring accepted the responsibility of the library, and a few years later it evolved as the HighlandsC ounty Library system. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Womans Club helped start Sebring library Centennial Notebook See CENTENNIAL, page 8A Tanglewood residents Cancer Benefit giving back C ourtesy photo A lan and Nancy Holmes (centeranglewood residents the Rhoades bike, which he has completely refurbished. Holmes gave the bike to be raffled off for the Tanglewood Residents Cancer Benefit this year. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS H ALLO benefits from mystery showAVON PARK ATaste f or Wine and Murder Mystery Show will benefit Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization. Set for 3-5 p.m. Saturday,J an. 28 at Paradise Grill in Highlands Ridge, tickets are $15 and includes wine and hors doeuvres. There will be door prizes a nd a raffle will take place. There will also be a lot of audience participation (which means a lot of fun This play is presented by T he GFWC Lake Placid Womans Club as a community project for the ben-e fit of HALLO. Proceeds go to help with the organizations post-rehab pro-g ram and their support groups for people in the c ommunity living with physical challenges. Tickets are available at t he Sebring Chamber of Commerce or by calling 3 85-6415 or 385-1196. You can visit the Facebook page at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization or www.halloinc.orgSnake enthusiasts are Audubons peakerL AKE PLACID Snake enthusiasts Javon Bauder a nd Zack Forsburg will speak at the monthly Audubon meeting Tuesday, J an. 24. Bauder and Forsburg, both associated with Archbold Biological Station, will inform members of the eastern IndigoS nake habitat found on the Lake Wales Ridge. Additional information can be obtained on the website www:Orianne Society.org. The public is invited to attend. Covered d ish supper begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodg e o n the corner of Park and Main Streets in Lake Placid. Bring utensils and a covered dish to share and j oin Audubon for dinner at 6:30 p.m. or arrive at 7:30 p .m. for just the presentation by Bauder andF orsburg.Library Friends plan dinnerL AKE PLACID The Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library will ho st their annual dinner and membership drive at theL ake Placid Womans Club, 1 0 N. Main Ave., at 6 p.m. M onday, Jan. 30. The guest s peaker for this year will be B.F. Oswald. O swald has written seve ral books but only one, Echoes of Ellen, has been published in printf orm. Five more have been p ublished as e-books. He w ill discuss the current ebook publishing format an d o rdering of e-books. Given all the members who received Kindles, Nooks a nd like readers as holida y g ifts, it should be a very i nteresting and informative presentation. O swald can be found at h is interesting website, w ww.bfoswald.com. Fran k H artzell will again be c atering the meal. The Friends of the L ibrary is a non-profit organization of library sup porters who provide funds through membership fees, b ook sales, gifts and donat ions that are used to prov ide things for the library Continued on page 5A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The unemployment rate in Highlands County dropped to 10.4 percent in December, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The FDEO report released on Friday showed that 1,327 more people in Highlands County had jobs in December compared to November of 2010, and reflects a regional and statewide trend of declining unemployment. Within the Heartland Workforce Region 19, Highlands held the highest number of unemployed compared to the 9.9 percent rate for DeSoto and 8.9 percent in Hardee County. Out of a labor force of 69,079, there were still 6,854 unemployed throughout the region. The unemployment rate for Florida slipped to 9.7 percent in December compared to the 9.8 percent in November. That rate reflects the lowest statewide seasonally adjusted unemployment since April 2009, according to the FDEO. The U.S. rate of unemployment bumped up to 8.3 percent in December compared to the 8.2 percent the month before. Floridas rate has been higher than the rest of the nation since February of 2008. Overall, Highlands County faired better in December of 2011 with a 1.1 percent drop from December of 2010. The Heartland Workforce region showed gains in natural resources and mining, up 1,744 jobs; government (up 141); education and health services (up 98 struction (up 54 The greatest job losses were posted by professional and business services, which recorded a negative 84 jobs; financial activities, which decreased 79 jobs and manufacturing, which showed a loss of 38 jobs. Unemployment continues drop in County, but still high By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Adelaide Shores RV Resort is holding its fourth annual Cruise-In Classic Car Show today, and now the public can enjoy the fun usually reserved for residents. They wanted to invite visitors form outside the park. This is the first year weve done that, said David Greenslade, the parks new activities director. This is a great show for car enthusiasts. There will be a lot of fun as well as an ice cream social and hot dogs for sale, Greenslade added. Entrance is free to the public. We do it for the fun of it. The show runs from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday in the RVpark at 2881 U.S. 27 and there will be a 50/50 raffle as well as entertainment, according to Greenslade. Anyone interested in displaying their car or is seeking additional information can contact Greenslade at 453-2226 or call organizer Bill Pigg at 987-250-1077. Adelaide Shores Cruise-In today Open to public this year


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 22, 2012Page 3A HIGHLANDS CO. PROPERTY APPRAIS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus one; 1/20,22; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 0 0 2 2 5 5 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 2 2 0 0 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING After debate regarding the d ates for the Christmas break, The School Board of Highlands County approved the school calendar for 2012-2013. Because Christmas falls on a Tuesday, one week will have to be broken. The debate wasw hether to have the partial week going into the vacation or coming out of it. T he board decided to begin the Christmas break on Dec. 20, a Thursday, and begin school again on Jan. 7, a Monday. This allows families vacation time following ChristmasD ay. The 2012-2013 school year begins on Aug. 20 for students. The Thanksgiving holiday is the week of Nov., 19-23. Spring break is March 11-15. The last day of school for stu-d ents is June 6, a Thursday. The student school year is comprised of 180 student days, 1 90 for teachers. 2012-2013 school calendar set B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Early voting f or the Republican preference primary began Saturday. It continues until Saturday, Jan 28. There is no voting for the final three days before thee lection itself, on Tuesday, Jan. 31. That means there are only eight early voting days. Three polling sites are open: The Highlands County Government Center at 600 Commerce Avenue inS ebring; the Avon Park City Council Chambers at 123 Pine Street; and at Lake Placid Town Hall at 311 W. Interlake Boulevard. E ligible voters may vote at any of the sites regardless of where they live. Polling places are open every day except Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday the polls are openf rom 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are 26,604 Republicans eligible to vote. Only Republicans may vote in the preference ballot,w hich is confined to candidates for president. Primaries for partisan local offices occur in August. Early voting under way until Jan. 31 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS C hili Captain Bill Miller hands out samples of the Positive Medical Transport teams chili Saturday at the inaugural Crazy Pepper Chili Cook-Off at Firemens Field. Team members include Trent Miller, Robert Lane adn Bob Morris. Have some chili


C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, January 22, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Thats a good thing. Without these goals, both county staff and the commissioners would lack focusa nd consistency. Their goal setting not only allowed the commission to take control of the overall direction for progress, but also allowed the public to benchmark that progress. Thats accountability. That kind of g overnment gives voters a way to determine if their ballot was put in the right p lace. The goal setting also allowed the commission to measure how well thec ounty administrator and staff is doing when they conduct their upcoming evalu ations. That allows the accountability to trickle down from the voter. Several of the original goals were organized around election promises, including more transparency. Atermt hat sounds good, but has no measurable benchmarks for rating success. Most of the goals were clearly defined and outlined. M aybe a suggestion would be to do like the Clerk of Courts did with their goal setting of having most public records accessible from the website and to have E-Recording in place and working before the end of 2011. T hat was measurable, had a deadline and was succeeded early. Access and t ransparency were achieved through well-defined goals. Despite some dates and definitions, o verall the goal completion was not a bad effort. T hrough the hard work of staff, and the administrator, the commission was able to check off 23 of their 39 goals with just 16 still in progress. Some of the projects, like the sheriffs b uilding, were just too time consuming not to run over into another year. But, like Commissioner Greg Harris said, its been in the works for more than five years now. Maybe 2012 is the year of the sheriff. Other items, like the possibility of a c harter-based county and a sustainable budget, are very important, but not accomplished yet. I t is good to see those items still on the list. Some very obvious items were left off o f the countys goal list, and those will h opefully be addressed in the course of t he upcoming year. One of those items missing a clear d efinition of core services. D ont get us wrong, the News-Sun is grateful for what has been accomplished so far, and thank staff and commission-e rs for their dedication to see these goals through. Additionally, we are hopeful that our e lected officials continue on this yearly g oal setting path. Its a good tradition to have. County goals a good thing Is good to have goals. The county commissioners reviewed their progress of last years short term goals and last Tuesday set some new ones for the current year. S o Im surfing the Web, looking for news as I s ometimes do. I happen u pon The Drudge Report. Among other things it is d isplaying the current c over of Newsweek magaz ine. T here is a picture of P resident Obama on the cover. Next to it, the foll owing question: Why Are Obamas Critics So Dumb? I am not kidding. Its not a parody. It is the real cover. R eally, Newsweek? You went there? The headline refers to an a rticle by Andrew Sullivan, titled How Obamas Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics. Now I grant you that it is a long title and probably couldnt fit on thec over. But did they have to replace it with that ques-t ion? I read the article on the Daily Beasts Website. No, I did not go out and buy the magazine to read the thing. After reading that question I wasnt about to let the magazine see a penny from me. T o his credit, Sullivan is very honest about his bias. Hes been an Obama sup-p orter since 2007. He supports a number of the Presidents policies. So it s hould come as no surprise that the article is very praiseworthy about what Sullivan claims that President Obama has accomplished. And Sullivan isnt just jabbing at the right. He also aims at those on the left who complain that Obama hasnt gone far enough with his policies and plans. He pretty much says if wed only look at the facts as hes laid them out wed see that the President is pretty much doing a good job. And deserves four more years to do it in. Am I shocked that Newsweek chose as a cover story a biased article that puts the president in the best possible light? No, Im not shocked. In my humble opinion, anyone who thinks Newsweek isnt slanted to the left hasnt read the magazine lately. I used to be a subscriber to Newsweek, because I like to get my news from m ore than one source. Yes I watch Fox News, but Ia lso get news alerts from CNN and MSNBC. I figure if I catch several points ofv iew I might land on the truth. B ut after a while Don and I decided to spend our money on something elseb esides a Newsweek subscription. So it went byebye. This latest move on t heir part doesnt make me regret the decision. I s one thing to call your opponents mistaken. To disagree with their views. After reading the article, Im sure Mr. Sullivan and Iw ould find a lot to disagree on. But to call your opponents dumb? Give me a break. That is insulting, demeaning and dismissive. It should be beneath an ational magazine. (Note: I have no idea if A ndrew Sullivan had any input on the cover blurb and Im not blaming him for it. He does, however, use adjectives like unhinged and deluded in describing some of the Presidents detractors.) Heres a news bulletin for Newsweek to ponder: Ia m not dumb. Unhinged? That may depend on who you ask, but thats probably a topic for another column. I have legitimate concerns about the direction that President Obama is taking this country. There are a lot of people like me out there. Our concerns do not make us stupid or deranged. Newsweek owes people like me an apology. They should put it on their next cover. Who knows? Show people like me something other than contempt and maybe you can win us back into the fold. Until then, dont expect me to buy your magazine anytime soon. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Dear Newsweek: I am dumb Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominate d by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Impressed with Santorum, PaulEditor: I want to commend all those who responded to Sandra Oleeskys opinion on the Republicans. When I read her letter, my thinking was she must know Republicans that I know but enough of that. I hope all of you have been watching the Republican Primary debates, etc., which is still in progress. It is refreshing to see they are not only recognizing the candidates with the most money but also those who are getting their message out the old-fashioned way. Im really impressed with Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. I challenge all of you to pray with me that the candidates nominated will be Gods man. Someone who will uphold our Constitution, enforce the laws we have and cease adding more continually. I understand Obama is pushing passage of many more laws 4,000 I believe. It would be nice if he would push obeying the laws we have, rather than suing those who are trying to enforce them. He talks about construction as a way to create jobs, but he is referring to the Super Highway, which most of us are against. We dont need more Chinese and other foreign imports. We need our products made in the U.S.A. This would bring back jobs that have been sent overseas. He talks about killing Osama Bin Laden as one of his achievements. I believe it was the Navy Seals who did that. In his recent speech, he is reducing the debt, but he doesnt get the message of cutting the right things and our military should be our top priority. He conducted the war in Libya not letting the U.S. Military do their job; now, its my understanding they are governed by the Muslim Brotherhood. I saw on the news where three churches in New York had been attacked. Thats getting close to home. These people are destroying churches, homes, killing Christians and making it literally unbearable for a Christian to have a peaceful life in these Muslim countries. Sharia law has no place, but destruction for the Christian. He talks about ending the war in Iraq; there was no victory, we just walked out. I am reminded of World War II; Hitler just took over one little country after another increasing his power continually. When the Muslims control all the little countries over there, they will be more equipped to confront us. If we are going to contribute to these countries, we should see that Christian people are protected. Make no mistake; their goal is the same as Hitlers was, controlling the world. When one of the people converts to Christianity, they are subject to death, even by their own families. Death there is carried out in the most brutal of ways. May God give us wisdom showing us what He would have us do and the courage to do it. In His holy name. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud SebringLet people see behind VAEditor: Transparency in wages and benefits of those in the VAwho have the final decision on VAclaims. Are the incomes of those in the VA system, who decides who gets benefits and who does not, in line with those who actually receive benefits. If the system is run like the rest of government programs, then those who decide may receive better wages and benefits by denial of benefits to many veterans in this part of the big picture? There are more than 100,000-plus veterans claims and growing at an alarming rate. The system sucks. Are they hoping the veteran will die and the claims will simply die with them? Let the American people have a look at those making the decisions, wages and benefits package. I am 81 years old and have not been able to work since 1993. I have asbestosis service-connected disability. Yet the claim has not been allowed. I wonder if VicePresident Cheneys previous company, Haliburton, and its lobbying on Congress on asbestos damage have any effect on military asbestos claims as well as the millions of Americans who have asbestos damage? Do I trust the American Congress to do right by the veteran and the American people when it comes to representing the people? No. How many like myself, over 80, veterans are to be left behind? Billie E. Jewett Sebring


C M Y K t hat are not adequately funded by the state or county. This year we are proud to have been able to purchase extra computers for the pub-l ics use and additional shelving to make DVD selections easier. Memberships remain the same at $15 for Silver (sin-g le), $30 for Gold (family), Platinum membership is $50 and Professional is $100. Dues can be paid at the door, brought to the library or sentt o the Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library, c/o Carol Sheets, Treasurer, 205 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, Fl 33852. Call the library at 699-3705 toa ttend. The big spring book sale b egins Tuesday in the conference room. Writers group to meet SundaySEBRING Scribes Night Out, an informal gathering of local writers, meets at 6:30 p.m. today atB rewsters Coffee Shop, just south of Home Depot. N ow entering its second year, the group, sponsored by Brewsters and theH eartland Cultural Alliance, allows local writers of all a ges to read a sample of their work, published or not, to other writers and the gen-e ral public. Sundays get-together includes a group discussion o n the organization of SNO, plans for the coming year a nd an open mike for writers sharing their writings. For more information, call Larry or Elaine Levey at 385-8618. Garden Club meets MondaySEBRING Garden Club of Sebring Inc. January meeting will be held at thed owntown Civic Center at noon Monday. L unch will be served, followed by guest speaker Shirley Berger, president of the Lakeland African Violet Club. The topic will be African Violets, Americas favorite houseplant. B usiness meeting to foll ow. For more information, call 471-0657 or 385-0759.Sebring Village presents Matilda and Patrick ShowSEBRING Matilda and Patrick Show will entertain at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Sebring Village. Expect tob e amused and amazed as the charming Matilda bloss oms to life in the hands of t his flawless ventriloquist, puppeteer and humorist.T ickets are $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 3860045 or 471-0760Bridal Showcase is todayS EBRING The H ighlands County Fair Convention Center will host T he Heartlands Premier B ridal Showcase and Festival 1-4 p.m. today. Brides will have the chance to meet with several wedding vendors from all over t he Central Florida area, i ncluding photographers, c ake decorators, florist, c aterers, bridal shops, tuxedo r entals, venues, transportat ion and more. T wo grand prizes will be handed out just before the conclusion of the show. The first will be Win a Wedding. One lucky bride o r groom will have the c hance to win services from a ll the show sponsors: A Premier Entertainment, Gini BethsWeddings and More, Sebring Florist, Elizabeths Bridal of Lake Placid, Golden Palms Catering and LB Gallery Photography. The second grand prize is for an all-inclusive cruise.W inners of both prizes must b e present to win on the day of the show. B rides will also enjoy appetizers, refreshments, entertainment, a style station by Poshe Day Spa, for all the latest trends in hair and make-up, goodie bags andd oor prizes. Brides can purc hase tickets at the door for $7. Call 382-2255 or 2145 584, by e-mailing to sales@hcfcc.net, or visit the website at www.hcfcc.net forf urther information.Doug Gabriel entertains at TanglewoodS EBRING Tanglewood hosts one of Bransons longest running and best shows today. The Doug Gabriel Show and his everchanging, quality show that visitors, year after year, keep coming back to see. Gabriel w ill entertain with a variety of different music styles such as Pop, Country, Classic Rock, Easy listening,F ifties and Gospel. T he Doug Gabriel show is one of the most popular shows in Branson and is nowt he eighth longest running show in town. Gabriel has b een voted Bransons best male vocalist seven times a nd his morning show has been voted best morning s how six times. Gabriel is known for his powerful v oice, singing songs such as Unchained Melody American Trilogy, The I mpossible Dream and many other classics plus his talents on piano and classical guitar will entertain us for s ure. This year he was voted Male Vocalist of the Year Tanglewood is one-half mile north of Walmart on U .S. 27. Doors and snack bar opens at 6:15 p.m., witha n outstanding show at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door, cost$ 10.Highlands Park VFD has annual meetingLAKE PLACID The Highlands Park VolunteerF ire Department will hold its annual election of officers during the January business meeting. T he meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the firehouse at 1317 Columbus St. in Highlands P ark. All area residents are encouraged to attend. If you have questions, call Chief Richard Gavagni at 243-9441.Orchid Society meets MondayS EBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Meetings are held at theB ert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center at 4509 George Blvd. This month the speaker will be Mike Dorris, labora-t ory manager at Hills Raingreen Tropicals in Lithia. His presentation willb e on Jewel Orchids and he will have plants for sale. Guests are always welc ome and participants do not have to be knowledgeable of o rchids to attend. The society is preparing for its annual show, whichw ill be March 24-25. For additional information, call 4 65-2830, e-mail at oshc9@aol.com or go to the web site http://orchidsocietyhighlands.org/. Sebring Village hosts Health FairSEBRING AHealth Fair will be held at theS ebring Village clubhouse from 8:30-11 a.m. Tuesday. Health for Mind and Body is open to the public and will provide information o n local health services and providers available, as well as many free screenings. A lipid profile (cholesterol only $10 is also offered. Youm ust fast (call for which tests). Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. T here will be door prizes and light refreshments. For f urther information, call Mary Ann Mangold at 382-9 865 or Carol DeArmitt at 385-1517. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 22, 2012Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; hospice (cornerstone 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 3 3 7 7 MARTIAL ARTS (pp TRHP, Main; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 5 5 3 3 ADVANTAGE FLOOR COVERING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1/18,22; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 9 9 5 5 3 3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 1/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 BARBARAL. OPPOLD Barbara L. Oppold, age 78 passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 in Topeka, Kan.S he was born in Algona, Iowa to Walter and Cora (Lenzill. Mrs. Oppold was retired from the United TelephoneC ompany, she was a member of the Resurrection Lutheran Church where she was active in several groups including Busy Bodies, which providet he Teddy Bears for Florida Hospital. She previously lived in Alexandria, Minn.,and had been a resident of Avon Parks ince 1977, coming from Alexandria, Minn. She is survived by her son, R ev. Dr. Michael Steenhoven (Rose Topeka, Kansas; daughtersL inda Froemming (late Jeff) of Alexandria, Minn. and B ecky Jordan (Robert Avon Park; sister Ruth Johnson of Sibley, Iowa;s even grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. S he was preceded in death by her infant son, Ricky Wade, first husband Donald Steenhoven and her second husband, Albert Oppold. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a .m. in the Resurrection Lutheran Church with Pastor John Grodzinski officiating.M emorial contributions may be made to the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 324 East Main Street, Avon Park, Florida 33825 or GoodS hepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, Florida 33870. L UCINDAMAE YORK Lucinda Mae York, age 88, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in Sebring. She was born inL ogan, W. Va. on August 22, 1923 to Peter and Daisy (Ellis administrative assistant for a sporting equipment compa-n y. She is survived by her daughter, Candy (DarrellS mith; son, Jim (PattyYork; grandchildren, Christopher York, Stephanie York, AdamY ork, Todd York, Vicki (Mike) Jarvis, Greg (Traci) S mith and eight great grandkids. She was preceded in death by her husband, ElmerY ork. Acelebration of life will b e held at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to Good Shepherd Hospice or the Alzheimers Association. C remation arrangements have been entrusted to: S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida w ww.stephensonnelsonfh.com OB ITUARIES CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued from page 2A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING School board members discussed the countys plan to align its ordinances regarding the sale of liquor near schools with state laws. Highlands County currently does not allow package stores or places where liquor is consumed within 1,500 feet of a school. The state, however, has set the distance at 500 feet. The board did not vote on the issue, but all agreed 500 feet is too close. School board member Bill Brantley, who had been contacted by the county, was tasked with notifying county officials about the boards position. School board opposes liquor sales closer to schools Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, January 22, 2012www.newssun.com S T. CATHERINE SCHOOL; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main A; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 0 0 9 9 6 6 help provide for the needs of those who aspire for something more. We are looking to add support to the community and to the various programs both sporting and academic. We are known as the City ofC hampions. Several of us have talked about this for some time, so we got organized, Devlin said. Although discussed by seve ral different groups at different times, Devlin said the spark came when one of AvonP arks champions was looking for a way to raise funds. Coach (Ronnie c alled several people together to talk about a banquet f undraiser. The group was looking for the best way to use those funds to supports everal efforts, so we decided at that meeting to put the f unds into an organization that could apply them in several areas throughout the whole community, Devlin said. If we just gave them to the high school, then other s chools would be left out of the support. This club gives us the flexibility to help ins everal areas and work with great organizations like the F ootball Boosters and the Diamond Club as well as the pee-wee and middle school s ports and possibly even a spelling bee, Devlin said. e believe in supporting academics as wells as sports. The group is still in the o rganizational phase, but filed for non-profit status with the state on Jan. 12 when they selected the Devlin as their first president. Well, it is a real group effort. Devin Donaldson, t reasurer, filed for the nonprofit status. Doug Lemler s tepped up as secretary. Seth Lambert volunteered to be the vice-president and several others have volunteered to work on committees for membership and future nominations, said Devlin. T he Champions Club has already begun work on a m embership drive and planned its first signature e vent, a Hall of Fame Banquet, on March 3. Coach (Jackson idea of having a banquet to i nduct several famous sports p layers into a Hall of Fame. A t a later meeting, we added h is name to those inducted, although he argued against it. I cant think of anyone else in recent memory that has helped all the sports programs as much as he has, Devlin said. Other inductees for the banquet include Thomas Gordon, Joe Franza, Lucy Derkman, G uy Garrett, Bill Jarrett, the 1 955 State Champion baseball t eam and three-time track and cross-country state champion James Brown. The 1955 baseball team is really excited about the idea. They are all chipping in to make this happen, Devlin said. Everyone is facing a budget crunch. We hope we can h elp to lighten the load for t hose who are working so h ard to represent the commun ity on the field and in the classroom. Champions in all aspects, Devlin added. Those seeking to participate, or who wishes more information, can contact Devlin at DevTech Sales,8 00-366-9041 or Monica Germaine and Lambert atA von Park High School, 4524 311. Continued from page 1A Champions Club to honor APs legacy By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comS EBRING The 15 tons of snow that was piled high earlier in the morning had melted substantially by noon, but that didnt stopk ids from having a great time playing in it at Saturdays Winter Fest. This is my first snow time, said 4-year-old TylerC arr. Carr and his older brother, 5-year-old Raymond, tossed chunks of ice at one another then at their grandpa fors everal minutes. Both the boys were thrilled at their first snow experience. K aden Gonzales and his parents, Shanna and Phillip, spent their turn on the snowS aturday. Kaden ran circles around his dad trying to avoid being hit with a massive snowball. Before leav-i ng the pile Kaden managed to nail his dad right in the face as Shanna laughed andc ongratulated their son. This was his first time ever seeing snow, Gonzales said. E vent volunteer and Sebring High School 11th grader Junior Bautista rakeds now after each of the groups. This is my first year doing this event, saidB autista. My big brother told me about it so of course I came out to help. Event coordinator Kiko Vasquez estimated 1,500p eople were in attendance for Winter Fest. Gina Taylor, BBBS media relations coordinator, was pleased with the turnout fort he event. This has been way more than we expected. The weather is beautiful and everyone here is having ag reat time. We couldnt have done anything different. Its a great turn-out, Taylor s aid. The proceeds from Winter Fest benefit the Big BrothersB ig Sisters of Highlands and Hardee County. Piles of fun at Winter Fest News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kaden Gonzales, 5, and his dad Phillip have a snow ball f ight Saturday morning during the Winter Fest event at the Sebring International Raceway. Saturday also provided the live aircraft auction for a ttendees who came exclusively to purchase an aircraft or related item. Revo Evolution Trikers of Tampa has shown at the Expo for the past few years. This year the organization i s back and thrilled to be a p art of the event. W ith big accolades for the Revo Trike the past two y ears it won Grand Lite S port Champion 2011 at S un n Fun and Most I nnovative Design the g roup is dedicated to bringing a fun, unique aircraft to t he public eye. It comes with everything y ou would need to fly it priv ately: GPS, transporter r adio, throttle locks, ballistic parachutes. It is extremely efficient, Amy Saunders, pilot and market-i ng and design director, said. T he Revo aircraft seats two in small, open bucket seats. The small enginel ocated at the rear of the aircraft is the only part of t he aircraft constructed outside of the U.S. These fly under helicopt er rules, Saunders said. e can fly really close to the ground and kind of just hover or glide or we can fly 8,000 feet in the air up to1 15 miles an hour. To me it feels like Im a bird when Im in one of these. Unlike my single-engine plane, the carriage doesnt move. Inm y plane my seat is bouncing and rocking around, but i n this the wings move and t he seat is just still. Its a smooth ride. The Revo Trike begins a round $60,000 and can go up to $92,000 if a buyer wanted a fully loaded aircraft. My favorite thing to do o n the Trike is to fly to the beach. I get really low maybe a couple feet above the water and just glide. Its just a great feeling,S aunders said. Today is the final day of t he Expo. Attendees can s top in and join the model airplane contest from noon until 2 p.m., enjoy the n umerous fly-bys that take place beginning at 11 a.m. or just walk around and enjoy the aircraft themselves. C losing ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. with an awards ceremony followed by the Sebring Send-Off of 12 aviators simultaneouslyd eparting the airport headed to the next expo in the B ahamas. Continued from page 1A Expo draws fans, flyers to Airport N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo is zooming with activity Saturday morning with a large crowd, lots of aircrafts and nice weather. The expo ends today at 3 p.m.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 22, 2012Page 7A WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, wells new cars p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 9 9 5 5 0 0 F LORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 1 1 2 2 Peck, who taught art in district schools for 33 years most recently at Hill-Gustat Middle School said she initially decided to run to save school art programs, but s he is also concerned about t eacher morale and thinks more savings can found in t he budget. In the past, she has made c ost-saving recommendat ions which, she said Cox told her, have saved the district more than $300,000.O ne example is making sure l ights are turned off when not needed. Im going to be pecking a way at the budget, she said, adding that she would turn 25 percent of her salary back over to the district. She said she is a creative, practical person who believes solutions can come from anyone, whether a school princip al or a custodian. Everyone in the system is equally worthy, she said. We need to get all the ideas on the table. P eck said a superintendent of schools is in a position to create change. At this point I can make a difference, she said. I dok now what teachers go through. We cant just comp lain, thats a low level of conscious-n ess, we have to do somet hing. Hutchinson said he has b een planning on running for superintendent for some time, and spent the past several years preparing. In addition to tak-i ng educational courses at South Florida Community College, he has volunteered 1,000 hours working in every school exceptM emorial Elementary. He has attended conferences in W ashington D.C. and San Francisco, gone to meetings o f the Florida School Board and School Superintendent A ssociations and visited Tallahassee to speak with legislators. Ive observed and listened, he said, and learneda bout the politics. Its been a phenomenal experience. I w ant to credible, and have worked hard to gain credentials. I feel like I have thek nowledge to move forward. H utchinson, among many concerns, believes a key to success is more parental i nvolvement The important thing is to keep kids in school. Achild isnt learning if they arent in the classroom. I will be good aboutg oing to homes and speaking to parents. He laughed at one point, s like asking for a free ride on the Titanic, he said. The politicians will have to put it on the line for the k ids. Continued from page 1A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comS EBRING William Pep Hutchinson III, after announcing his candidacy for superintendent at the school boards regular meeting Thursday night, said Highlands County is the lowest, low-performing school districti n Florida. Hutchinson said he reached that determination through a statistical analysis of all school districts. He said 90 percent of Florida districts have n o low performing schools; that 8 percent of districts have from 10 to 18 percent low performing schools, and 2 percent have 18 percent or higher. With 16 schools, three of them low performing, Hutchinson said Highlands County has 18.75 percent low performing schools, and is in the bottom 2 percent. B efore the board meeting ended Becky Fleck, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, presented members of the press with district grade information released by the state. B ased on student achievement, she said, except for 2008 and 2010 (when it received Cs), Highlands County as a whole has received a B grade since 2004. Only 34 percent of the states districts have e arned Bs. The three D schools are Avon Park High School, Avon Elementary School and Lake County Elementary. This year, Lake Placid High School improved from a D to a B. Candidate for superintendent says district is lowest of the low C ox Two plan runs for superintendent, Cox hasnt announced plans yet


C M Y K During its first year, the club paid the salary of the music instructor for the pub-l ic school. In 1922, it purchased $400 worth of science equipment so the high school could gain accreditation. Asewing machine was bought for the school, and sewing clubs were estab-l ished. In 1927, the club served milk in the schools. F rom its onset, The Womans Club has been involved in making our community better. In 1920, it pushed to have a garbagec ollector and to declare outdoor privies outlawed in Sebring.Since its inception the members participated in clean-up and beautifica-t ion activities. It paid for dental work, medical services, clothing and groceries ata time when welfare did not exist. It organized several Girl Scout troops, and over the years members have had radio programs. The Womans Club today continues to help our community and has invited all of Sebring to this Centennial Sweetheart Dance. So, calling all singles and couples alike, please join the Womans Club on Valentines Day for the one and only Centennial Sweetheart Dance. A$10 donation gets a great night of food, drinks, dancing and fun. Live band, various wines and appetizers set forth, its sure to be a great time. The combined efforts of the Womans Club of Sebring, the Highlands County Social Singles Club, Sebring Centennial Celebration Committee and Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce and are making this event possible and ify ou would like to help out, please let us know. Mayor George Hensley urges all citizens, groups, clubs, societies and businesses to join in the yearlong celebration. TheC entennial Planning Committee meeting is held t he first Thursday of each month and the public is invited and encouraged to attend, its at 4 p.m. at the Jack Stroup (SebringC enter. The Centennial board and Mayor Hensley hope that all people in the community get involved to help make this a greatC entennial year. Thank you to all the terrific sponsors that are joining in our Centennial year, helping to move Sebring into the next 100 years. G o to the website, www.Sebring100.com, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Celebrat eSebringCentennial, call 655-5554 or email events@sebring100.com tog et involved. Special thanks to the N ews-Sun for allowing us the opportunity to keep everyone up to date and informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. R ead this article every Sunday for details and upcoming events and you wont miss a thing. J en Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, January 22, 2012www.newssun.com idol; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; idol; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 3 3 9 9 6 6 E .O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 0 0 4 4 AFFORDABLE CARE**********; 3.639"; 8"; B lack; IO25420 main a; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 1 1 9 9 Continued from page 2A ies taking place all the time we just need to find something, anything, that willh elp Chloe to fight long enough to stop the degeneration, Goss said. Currently, little Chloe is looked after by her grand-m other. While Sara and Justin work full time to offset the medical bills and save for their daughters treatment,C hloe undergoes routine therapy throughout the week to help improve her skills. My mother-in-law is with her during the week. She takes the directions of thet herapists. The PTO (physical therapist assistant), the O TA(occupational therapist assistant) and the speech therapist all worked with hert hroughout the week, Goss said. E ach of the therapists visit Chloe in her home with the exception of the speech therapist. According to the doctors and therapists, Chloe iso nly on a threeto fourmonth-old level in most of h er motor and speech skills. Goss sincerely believes that the hardest thing a par-e nt will ever have to do in their lives would be to bury a child, and Goss simply refuses to do that with their daughter. D octors concluded recently that a certain treatment could possibly save Chloes life and the Gosses have spent every waking momentt rying to prepare for the possible miracle. The cost of the treatment is $26,300. e almost have enough t o cover the treatment, Goss said. The total amount we need is around $35,000. C hloes treatment must be done in China. The precise procedure w ould have to take place overseas to ensure Chloe has t he best medical team possible. The United States has yet t o begin performing the procedure for that the disease. T he one drawback is coming up with all the funds. Our deadline is in April. We have to come up with the money by then. The totali ncludes flight, boarding, food, everything we would n eed to be there for 30 days for follow-up care, Goss said. T he Gosss continue to do all they can to raise the funds to get Chloe to China for her treatment. The family and friends h ave set up several fundraisers in hopes of collecting the remaining funds for their trip and the procedure. Abarbecue fundraiser will b e held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at First Christian Church in Wauchula. Cobb Construction will host ay ard sale in the Gosss honor on Feb. 4, and at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, FirstC hristian Church will host a concert featuring Heather Williams. F or tickets to the upcoming fundraising events cont act Goss at 773-9243. Atrust has also been created at MidFlorida CreditU nion. Any contributions can be given at any of the H ighlands County branches. Contributions should be made to the Chloe Goss Trust. For more information r egarding Chloes condition or to donate visit www.youc aring.com/ and type in Chloes journey in the find a fundraiser searchb ox. C ontinued from page 1A shaped leader board and Jaguar tower added for good measure. The sky is full of vintage aircraft (although the blimp did not make itt here are displays featuring former sponsors such as Camel GT, Shell and AlItalia Airlines An impromptu contest already has started with sharp-eyed aficionados finding the LaB omba Cruiser and a depiction of the electric cars once made at the airports industrial park but still looking for the Sebring Cows and other icons. In addition to this years commemorative p oster, Warrick has done all the event posters for the race since 2005. He said that putting the commemorative piece together took about six weeks. The work in the last three weeks was p retty solid, he said Warrick began designing the poster just after last years Race. He said the idea was t o show the evolution of pit road then put all the winning cars in front of it. He started by getting photos of all the cars. Some he had, others were obtained through the Internet. I have a lot of books but Google help ed out a lot, Warrick revealed. The original rendering was done in acrylic and, he said, the actual painting is n ot much larger than the poster as it will be presented for sale. The commemorative rendering has been l imited to just 600 copies. It goes on sale this week at a price of $30. Continued from page 1A Family needs help to fund daughters fight for life Centennial Sweetheart Dance planned at Womans Club Feb. 14 Poster honors 60th Race COLUMBIA, S.C. (APWith the race i n South Carolina here seemingly between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, R epublican hopeful Rick Santorum is bracing for a setback and looking ahead to the next contest. Thats the Florida primary. S antorum planned to visit polling locations and attend an evening rally in C harleston on Saturday before his campaign moves south. Santorums advisers say he will have no reason to exit the four-man race for the GOP n omination after voting ends. His allies say hes going into primary day a winner in I owas lead-off caucuses and with a better showing than Gingrich in New Hampshire. During campaign stops leading up to S aturdays poll openings, Santorum had cast himself as a Goldilocks candidate: just right w hen compared to Gingrichs too hot rhetoric and Romneys too cold personality. Santorum already eyeing next stop: Florida The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K Associated PressN EWYORK General Electric Co. is bracing for a nother volatile year. The global conglomerate expects to see emerging markets fromC hina to South America continue to grow while Europe f alls into a recession. Its own results are also telling two different stories: Fourth-quarter profit improved when the results ofs old-off businesses are excluded. But revenue fell s hort of Wall Streets expectations, partly because of a slowdown in Europe. I n a conference call with analysts, CEO Jeffrey Immelt c alled the last three months of 2011 a good quarter (that could have been even better B ut, he added: I like our momentum, and really we feel good about where we are and what we can get done in 2012. T he CEO held onto his prediction for double-digit earnings growth for the company, whose products range from jet engines to lightb ulbs, despite some areas of concern. Revenue in the energ y infrastructure division, GEs biggest, rose 19 per-c ent, but its profit was flat. Health-care division profit was off by 5 percent. Profit at the home and business solutions divisions, whichi ncludes appliances, dropped 41 percent. GE said infrastructure orders rose 15 percent in the final three months of 2011,l eaving it with its biggestever order backlog of $200 billion. In a note to clients, Citi analyst Deane Dray said the backlog, combined with a 23 percent increase in equipment orders in the quarter, sets the company up to meet the lofty double-digit earnings growth goal. Including discontinued businesses, profit dropped 18 percent in the fourth quarter. GE also said growth slowed in Europe, and its ongoing effort to make its GE Capital financing arm more efficient reduced revenue at the unit by 9 percent. Still, GE Capitals profit jumped 58 percent. That is the companys second-largest segment. The overall revenue d ecline of 8 percent reflects GEs sale of its majority stake i n NBC Universal to Comcast last year. The transportation division was a bright spot.R evenue there grew by 43 percent. The division is the l argest producer of dieselelectric locomotives in North America and also makes drive systems for wind turbines and m ining trucks. Excluding discontinued b usinesses and certain pension costs, earnings were 39 cents per share. That toppeda nalystsforecast of 38 cents, based on a FactSet survey. B ut revenue of $37.98 billion fell below Wall Streets $40.05 billion estimate. For all of 2011, the compan y earned $14.15 billion, or $1.23 per share, up 22 percent c ompared with $11.64 billion, or $1.06 per share, in 2010. Immelt said he believes s trong orders and margins rebounding from some slugg ishness last year will drive the companys earnings growth in 2012. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 22, 2012Page 9A DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; january ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 0 0 HICO DEMOCRATIC PARTY; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 1/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 0 0 9 9 5 5 24/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 8 pcs chicken 9.95; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 0 0 8 8 BUSINESS/MONEY Getting paid to go shopping may sound like ad ream job, but buyer beware: For each legitimate mystery or secret shopper opportunity, probably hundreds more are scams. Inf act, the National Consumers League (NCL says complaints regarding fraudulent mystery shopper and work-at-home schemesw ere up nearly 9 percent during the past six months. Why the increase? Its d ue in part to our nations high unemployment rates and how desperate peoplea re to earn money while seeking full-time employm ent. Plus, many people are lured by offers that sound too good to be true( and are). Here are tips for spotting b ogus mystery shopper programs: Many retailers hire marketing research companies to gauge their employeesq uality of customer service. Those companies in turn h ire mystery shoppers to make purchases anonymously and fill out ques-t ionnaires documenting their experience. Many r esearch firms belong to the Mystery Shopping Providers Association ( www.mysteryshop.org), a trade organization that links businesses with mystery shopping providers. (MSPA also provides a searche ngine where people can register for mystery shopping assignments.) Unfortunately, scammers increasingly are usingn ewspaper and Internet job ads, emails and phone calls t o snare unsuspecting consumers with promises ofq uick, easy money for minimal effort. Heres how a typical mystery shopping scam might work: You answer an ad and a re hired as a mystery shopper to evaluate its clientsbusinesses. The company sends an officiallooking employment packetc ontaining the business evaluation forms you'll supposedly use. But first, youll be required to complete a so-called training assignment to make sure youre a suitable employee. Thats where the fraud comes in: The company claims its evaluating a money transfer service like Western Union. They send you a large check with instructions to deposit it in your personal checking account. You are told to keep a certain amount as your fee and then to pose as a customer by wiring the balance to a third party usually within 48 hours. You then submit a report a bout your customer experience. What you may not reali ze is that the original check was fake. Scammers k now that by law, banks generally must make deposited funds under$ 5,000 available within a few days. They count on y our completing the transaction before the check has been cleared by the issuing bank, which may take several weeks. Once your bankd iscovers the fraud, it will bounce the check and you a re on the hook for the whole amount you wired plus your wasted time. C ommon red flags include: Legitimate companies will never ask you to send a money transfer for any p urpose. Legitimate companies dont charge shoppers a fee to work for them. Be suspicious if youre h ired on the basis of an email or phone call without any interview or background checks. Companies that promi se you can make a lot of money as a mystery shopp er are almost certainly scams. If mystery shoppers are asked to make purchases, its usually for very small amounts for which they will be reimbursed. Mystery shoppers are paid after completing their assignments and returning the questionnaires. Shoppers never receivec hecks upfront. Good resources to learn more about bogus mystery shopper and other fake check scams, include the FBI (www.fbi.gov/scamssafety), the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov), the Consumer Federation of America (www.consumerfed.org), and the National Consumers League (www.fakechecks.org/index 2.html). Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Follow him on Twitter www.twitter.com/PracticalMo ney. Beware of mystery shopper scams Personal Finance Jason Alderman Special to the News-SunAVON PARK At Clinical Pharmacology Advice Network, C linicial Pharmacology consultant Dennis Mungall will use his expertise in assisting patients as well as clinicians on a number of topics. M ungall has 25 plus yearsexperience as a Clinical Pharmacology consultant with outpatients and inpatients. He has lectured to Highlands County consumer groups on medication safetyf or the past six years. Topics that M ungall will discuss will range from supplying clinician drug information, medication consulting with patients as well as clinicians, reviewing of a patients hospitalization and answering consumer medical questions. In addition, he will evaluate patient m edications for any possible drug inte raction as well as cost and alternative cost effectiveness of other drugs. CPAN is open for business at 203 W. Main St. For additional information, call 368-0286 or visit the website at w ww.clinpharmadvice.com. Highlands County Economic Development Commission accepted the CPAN into the Business Accelerator Program. Clinical Pharmacology Advice Network opens in Avon Park GE expects 2012 to be volatile year


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AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 1988 HONDA 1HGCA5649JA142989 January 22, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of ALL-STAR GUN & PAWN, located at 1909 Scarlet Sage Terrace, Sebring, Florida 33875, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State. DATED at Lake Placid, Florida, this 17th day of January, 2012. LAWMAN ENTERPRISES, INC. By: /s/ Thomas D. Ouverson THOMAS D. OUVERSON, President January 22, 2012 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2 2/08/12 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE. Sebring, FL 33870. 2006 PACE 4FPFB12136G102290 SALE DATE 2/24/2012 1993 BUICK 1G4CW53L2P1643299 January 22, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 2000 PLYM 1 P3EJ46X8YN119718 ON FEBRUARY 3RD, 2012, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 January 22, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-706CGS DIVISION/JUDGE: J. David Langford JERRY ROCCO, Plaintiff, vs WISSAM ELZOOR, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment dated January 4, 2012, entered in Case No. 2011-706-CGS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein JERRY ROCCO, is the Plaintiff and WISSAM ALZOOR is the Defendant, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 30th day of January, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 59, BLOCK 74, PLACID LAKES SECTION 7, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; PARCEL C-14-37-29-071-0740-0590. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on January 5, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp DEPUTY CLERK ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. January 15, 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-06 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES S. SINGLETARY a.k.a. JAMES SINGLETARY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES S. SINGLETARY a.k.a. JAMES SINGLETARY, deceased, whose date of death was December 15, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-6667, is pending in the Circuit Court for H ighlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE F LORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 22, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Thomas Stewart Singletary 2786 Nautilus Drive Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863 January 22, 29, 2012 cash, in the Jury Assembly Room located in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes (2008 A.M. on the 7th day of February, 2012. NOTICE: Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 SIGNED this 11th day of January, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk January 15, 22, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-172 GCS ESPERER, LLC, a Virginia Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, -vsLILLIAN PARK, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, BERNARD WINKLER, and HERITAGE BANK OF FLORIDA, a banking association, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 1: A parcel of Land comprising of all or part of Block A, Block 65, Lots 5 to 11 inclusive and lots 27 to 30 inclusive of Block 77, a 20 foot strip of land between Blocks 65 and 77, Beach Drive and Block B; PLAT OF UNIT ONE OR LAKE LILLIAN SECTION HIGHLANDS LAKE SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page 77, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Northeast Corner of said Block A for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 38 degrees 39'21'' East along the East Line of said Block A, same line also being the Westerly right of way line of U.S. Highway 27 for 437.91 feet; (the next 3 calls are along said Westerly right of way line of US Highway 27); thence South 34 degrees 02'59'' East for 400.76 feet; thence South 57 degrees 51'58'' West for 38.00 feet; thence Southeasterly along a curve concave to the Southwest, having a radius of 2993.67 feet, central angle of 6 degrees 33'45'', a chord bearing of South 28 degrees 51'09'' East along the arc for 342.89 feet; thence North 85 degrees 50'21'' West crossing Lots 11 and 27, Block 77, Beach Drive and Block B for 470 feet, more or less, to the shoreline of Lake Lillian; thence meander said shoreline in a Northerly and Northwesterly direction for 940 feet, more or less, to the intersection of a line that bears South 5 degrees 22'34'' East from Lake Lillian Drive; thence North 5 degrees 22'34'' West for 72 feet, more or less, to the intersection of a curve concave to the North, said curve being the Northerly Line of said Block A; thence Easterly along said curve having a radius of 651.20 feet, central angle of 29 degrees 09'22'', chord bearing North 65 degrees 55'02'' East along the arc for 331.38 feet to a point of tangency; thence North 51 degrees 20'39'' East for 105.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-545 IN RE: ESTATE OF JASON EDWARD DAYMON JR. aka MICHAEL DAVID YARROW Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JASON EDWARD DAYMON JR. aka MICHAEL DAVID YARROW, deceased, whose date of death was November 30, 2011, and whose social security number is 266-84-3304, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 15, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Brooke Shook 3938 Cincinnati Street North Port, FL 34286 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Susan T. Rhodes Florida Bar No. 321151 The Rhodes Law Firm, LLC 370 East Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: 863-465-2899 January 15, 22, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-08 IN RE: ESTATE OF ELEANORE A. LEJEUNE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELEANORE A. LEJEUNE, deceased, whose date of death was January 2, 2012, and whose social security number is 181-12-4468, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 22, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Martin N. LeJeune, Jr. 4456 Joy Chapel Road Loganville, GA 30052 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 January 22, 29, 2012 NOTICE OF BOARD WORKSHOP SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT The Spring Lake Improvement District Board of Supervisors will be conducting a Board Workshop on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at the District Office, 115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida to continue discussions on the future of the community center and parks. The regularly scheduled Board meeting convenes at 10:00 a.m. and after the agenda items for that day a short recess will take place prior to the workshop. After the workshop the Board will reconvene for any necessary action items. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. 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Must sell. $29,500 Call 630-631-8722 8400RecreationalVehiclesINFLATABLE BOAT9 ft. / Oars / Foot pump / Electric pump /Trolling motor / Battery / Trailer / Cover. $450 863-382-6741 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies VILLAGE YARDSALE SAT. JAN. 28TH 8AM NOON RAIN DATE FEB. 4TH MARANATHA VILLAGE Arbuckle Creek Rd, ST. AGNESEPISCOPAL CHURCH 20th Annual *Trash & Treasure Sale* Sat. Jan. 28, 8am 12pm. 3240 Lakeview Drive., Sebring Don't Miss This One! SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY Fri.-Sat. Jan. 27 & 28, 8am-4pm. 4017 Elson Ave. Women's clothes, some CD's, furniture. Don't miss this one! SEBRING -Multi-family community wide sale @ Hickory Ridge Drive (2.5 m iles E on 98) before RR tracks, turn right & follow signs, Jan. 27-28, 8am-4pm. 1971 Chev. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Making less than half of your free throws wont usually turn out too well when seeking a win. But the Blue Streaks did j ust enough to get past visiting Lake Gibson Friday night to notch the teamsfirst district win, 60-57. H aving dropped both contests to district leader Winter H aven and their first meeting with Kathleen, Sebring was e ager to get their initial win and begin the climb up the s tandings. Though it started out a bit rough with the visiting Braves jumping out to a 62 lead. But Jared Cannon scored inside and split a pair at the line before Davaris Faulk hit a jumper to get Sebring itsfirst lead at 76. Lake Gibson would grab it right back on a Norris Cooper steal and score, but Matt Taylor scored inside and Faulk got a steal and lay-in to put the Streaks up three. Devion Harrison drove the baseline to cut it to one, though Jared Cannon worked through the lane for a score to make it a 13-10 score. But the Braves would cut it to one on a follow and Harrison drained a three to put the visitors back up. The Sebring press caused a turnover and lead to a Taylor dunk to tie it, though Cooper would close out the quarter with a lay-up for a 17-15 Lake Gibson edge. Ezell Gammage opened the second period, however, with two free throws, which was followed by a Jonathan Tookes steal and score and a free throw from Cannon to put the Streaks up 20-17. Harrison would drive for two, but Decaris Jones answered with a three. Back and forth it went from there, with each team grabbing a brief lead, only to see it taken back. Josh Austin put Sebring back up, 25-24, with two free throws late in the period, but SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section P hilbin hired by Dolphins . . .3B NFL Playoffs . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, January 22, 2012 Special to the News-SunSEBRING In Sebring 60+ Softball action this week, scoreboard operators were kept busy as the number piled up. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Cubs outlasted the RedS ox by two runs, 29-27, w ith Kyle Saunders and Fred Richardson each going 4-for-4. Saundershits included a triple and two doubles, while Rudy Pribble, along with being the winning pitcher, went 3-for-4. G ene Tomlinson also had three hits, including two doubles, while John Boja blasted a home run, a double and single for the Cubs. Leading the way for the Red Sox, Bill Todd had five singles and a double, Todd Martin had a triple, two doubles and two singles, Bob Poular had four doubles and a triple, MoeP ier rapped out five singles and Ray Trudell had a pair of doubles and singles. The two teams total of 5 6 runs was nearly equaled in the White SoxA ngels match-up, with the Sox coming out ahead by a 3 8-17 score. J.C. Brown totaled six h its in the contest, John Kloet had five and Don Rabbit Cunningham blasted two home runs among his four hits. Also going deep were Bill Scarse and Bob Roth, among their four hits, and totaling four base-knocks were Chuck Fluharty, Curt Brown, Steve Blazing and George Lavoie. Brown got the win on the mound. For the Angels, Larry Lane had two doubles and two singles, Brian Plunta had three singles and a dou-b le and Dennis Mitchell p owered one out of the yard to go with two singles. Gene Phillips, Woody Woodward and Roy Petrodic all added three singles. The scoring was up slightly from the Monday, J an. 16 contests, with the Cubs topping the Angels 19-12 and the battle of the Sox going to the Pale Hose by a 23-15 score. In the former tilt, Gary Tankersley went 5-for-5, Robert Fanstock was 3for-5 and Don Dobbert and Larry Ambuel both went 4-for-4. Fred Richardson and Kyle Saunders both went3 -for-4, with Rudy Pribble getting the pitching win. Charlie Quinn, while taking the loss on them ound, was 4-for-4 at the plate while Brian Plunta h ad three hits. In the stockings shootout, l eading the way for the White Sox were winning p itcher J.C. Brown and John Kloe, both collecting four hits, with George Laudle, Gary Steeves and Rabbit Cunningham all adding three. Todd Martin, Bill Todd, Moe Pier and Jesse Hathaway each swatted three hits for the Red Sox. Sebring 60s puttin on the hits Special to the News-SunSEBRING The second week of the Sebring Senior Seventy Softball League began Tuesday, Jan. 17, with another highscoring duel at the Highlands County Sports Complex in Sebring. This time it was between Millers Heating and Air Conditioning and Highlands Merchants with Millers on top 24-23. MillersJim Quartier had two doubles and three singles in his 5-for-6 hitting streak. Victor Rodriquez went 4-for-5 including a triple. Doug Hammond was 4for-5 (double Schmidt 2-for-4 (double and Ron Lewis was 2-for5 with a double. Highlands Merchants were close, but not close enough, to overcome the two-run deficit. Bob Fox had 4-for-5 including a home run and a triple. Harold Baucom was 4for-5 (double and Bob Fahnestock each went 4-for-5 and Jim Hensley was 3-for-5. Allstate Insurance and Silent Salesman played a low-scoring pitchersduel with Allstate and pitcher Rudy Pribble emerging victorious 7-5. The Salesman only scored in three innings as potential rallies were nipped in the bud by three slick double plays turned by the Allstates infield. Allstates Eddie Lindberg and Jerry Kaufman each went 2-for3 with a triple. Russ Moody was 3-for-3 (double) and Jim Johnson 2for-3 (double Salesmans Fred Moore upped his consecutive hitting streak to 11 by going 3-for-3. Richard Godfrey had three hits, including a double and a triple, and scored three times. Kyle Saunders and Bob Roth chipped in with two hits each. Royal Palms and Buttonwood Bay held a close score of 10-8 with the Palms as winners. Their Charlie Quinn went 2-for-4 and was also the winning pitcher. Each having two hits were Bob MacCarrick, Dick Schiltz and Dale Baughman. The leading hitter for Buttonwood Bay was Moose Tom Morrissette, going 3-4. On Thursday, Jan. 1 9, Millers Heating and Air had a 19-10 win over Buttonwood Bay. MillersJim Longm an went 3-for-5 with a home run and Jim Quartier was 4-for-4 (double The group of sluggers having a double were Doug Hammond, Don Sheets, John Schmidt, Ray Concepcion and Victor Rodriquez. Highlands Merchan ts had a 21-16 victory over Allstate Insurance with Bobby Fox going 4-for-5 including a double. Don Day was 4-for-5. All coming up with 3for-5 were Bob Fahnestock, Glenn Wearsh, Jim Hensley and Some heavy hitting for Sebring Seniors See SENIOR, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Matt Taylor, left, and Jared Cannon were all smiles after the Blue Streaks picked up their first district win Friday night. Streaks squeak by Sebring60Lake Gibson57 See STREAKS, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Avon Park senior Jeff Satine has full control of his opponent in the early going of the Spiegel Memorial wrestling tournament at Sebring Saturday. Satine would soon win this match by pin as 22 schools descended upon Sebring for this sizeable annual meet. Action continued throughout the day and results for area grapplers will be in the Wednesday, Jan. 25 edition of the News-Sun. Throwin down at the Spiegel By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO If Orlando center Dwight Howard is eventually traded to the Los Angeles Lakers before seasons end, he will be joining a team the Magic continue to dominate at the Amway Center. Playing their fourth game in five nights, the Magics energy wasnt always great Friday night, but they came alive when it counted in a 92-80 win over the Lakers Orlandos sixth victory in the last nine regular-season meetings between the two. Howard scored 21 points and grabbed 23 rebounds to guide his team through a tough shooting performance. Jameer Nelson added 17 points and nine assists, and J.J. Redick had 15 points as all five starters reached double figures. Earlier in the day, Magic general manager Otis Smith alluded to Howards preseason trade request and desire to play with a different point guard as the culprits in Nelsons unusually slow start this season. The teams Howards agent can talk with are the Lakers, Dallas and New Jersey. But Nelson, who came in averaging career lows in points (8.3 ing (38 percent showed some assertiveness offensively. s more important for us to win against a good team, Nelson said. Its not about a Jameer game or myself individually. Ill get myself going. During the course of a season youre gonna have ups and downs as an individual and as a team. So the way you handle them as a person coming through the next game after a bad game that says who you are. Kobe Bryant scored 30 points and Pau Gasol chipped in 13 for the Lakers, who lost their second straight and posted a season low in points to drop to 1-6 on the road. The Magic were also Howards big night carries Magic past Lakers See MAGIC, Page 3B News-Sun file photo by D AN HOEHNE T he Red Devils slipped up F riday night, dropping a 7770 game at DeSoto. It was just the first district loss for Avon Park, the second of the regular season and just fourth overall. The team was at the Hoop Mountain Classic in Lake Wales Saturday against Class 1A power Chipley. DeSoto defeats Avon Park Associated PressCHICAGO Patrick Kane ended a seven-game goal drought and set up linemate Jonathan Toews breakaway score in the Chicago Blackhawks3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Defenseman Duncan Keith added his first goali n 30 games to help C hicago take the NHL lead, a point ahead of Detroit. The Blackhawks have won three straight and are 5-0-1 in their last six games. Ray Emery made 18 saves, allowing only Jason Garrisons power-play goal 43 seconds into the third period. The Panthers dropped their eighth straight on the road and slipped to 1-3-3i n their last seven overall. T oews, who leads Chicago with 27 goals, has goals in four straight games. Blackhawks beat Panthers


C M Y K AP softball registrationAVON PARK Avon Park Girls Softball will be holding registration for girls, ages 4-15, on Saturdays, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the girls field on Anoka Street. N eed to bring a copy of the childs birth certificate. Any questions, please call Kim Bennett at 443-1043.Sebring Senior SoftballS EBRING Asenior 70-and-over softball league began Tuesday, Jan. 10. I nterested players must have been born in 1943 or before. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. All interested softball players should contact Harry Bell at 382-0542 or see him at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.SFCC Volleyball CampAVONPARK The Lady Panther Volleyball program will be holding a four-day camp on Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 24, 26, 31 and Feb. 2 at the Panther Gym for players grades 5-8. Cost is $60 and the camp runs each evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact SFCC Volleyball head coach Kim Crawford at 784-7037 or Kimberly.Crawford@southflorida.edu .Hammock Half MarathonSEBRING The 4th Annual Highlands Hammock Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk are set for Hammock State Park at 8 a.m on Saturday, Jan. 28. The half marathon (13.1 miles feature overall male and female awards, age group awards in 5-year age divisions, deluxe tee-shirts and plenty of refreshments. There is also a team competition in the half marathon with runners forming teams of two, three or four individuals to cover the 13.1-mile distance. The 5K Run/Walk will feature custom medals to all participants. Entry fee for the half marathon is $35 through January 20 and $45 after January 21 and on race day. Only pre-registered are guaranteed shirt size, so sign up early. Entry fee for the 5K is $17 prior to January 20 and $22 after. You may receive an email application form by contacting Chet Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or 385-4736. Mail entries to Highlands Hammock Half, C/O Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. Checks made payable to Central Florida Striders. Proceeds of the race benefit Highlands Hammock State Park. Come join the challenge of running trails in our beautiful state park.Scholarship GolfSEBRING The Second Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, March 31, at the Country Club of Sebring. The four-man scramble with handicap flights has a $65 entry fee per person. R egistration is at 7:30 a.m. with a shotg un start 8:30 a.m. Entry fee includes greens fee, golf cart and lunch. Contests: Great prizes for Hole-in-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. M ake checks payable to Wings of Faith CWC Scholarship Fund. For questions contact Alvin Walters at 381-5706 or Jerome Matthews at 2732533. Submit entries by Monday, March 26. All proceeds benefit college-bound senior graduates, Class of 2012.GOLS Indoor Soccer LeagueAVON PARK Registration for GOL S Indoor Soccer League is Saturday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to Noon at First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Sign-ups will take place in the Family Life Center (old Avon Park Recreation Center across from the tennis courts downtown Avon Park). The GOLS Indoor Soccer League is a co-ed league for 13to 18-year olds. R egistration is $12 and is limited to the first 40 players to sign up. For insurance purposes, please bring identification with proof of age. Each team plays one game a week at 6:30 p.m. (Tuesday or Thursday) from Feb. 14-Apr. 19, ending with a tournament. GOLS (Goals Of Life and Soccer its ninth year as a ministry of First Baptist Church of Avon Park. Participants learn soccer and team skills from certified coaches. For more information, contact Coa ch Severn at 452-1250 or Coach Virkler at 385-3235.Rotary Day at the Ball ParkAVONPARK ABarbeque benefitting the South Florida State College baseball and softball programs will be held Saturday, Feb. 4. Tickets are $8, which gets you pulled pork, cole slaw, baked beans, bun and ice tea from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Action on the field gets underway with a baseball doubleheader beginning at Noon and a softball doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.Womens Club TourneySEBRING The Sebring Womens Club will be hosting itssecond annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 18, o n the Turtle Run Course at Sun N Lake. Check-in is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The tournament is a 4-person scramble format, open to both men and women. Cost is $55 per player, or $220 per team, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart fee, lunch and prizes. Aputting contest is available, as well as a $2,000 Hole-In-One prize being sponsored by The Cohan Radio Group. Entry forms are available at local pro shops and are to be sent to The Womans Club of Sebring, P.O.Box 8174, Sebring, FL33872. Registration deadline is Monday, Feb. 13. To obtain an entry form or more information contact Johnell West at 382-0824. All proceeds are to benefit The Womans Club of Sebrings numerous community projects WILD-CARD PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 7 Houston 31, Cincinnati 10 New Orleans 45, Detroit 28 Sunday, Jan. 8 New York Giants 24, Atlanta 2 Denver 29, Pittsburgh 23, OT DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS Saturday, Jan. 14 San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32 New England 45, Denver 10 Sunday, Jan. 15 Baltimore 20, Houston 13 N.Y. Giants 37, Green Bay 20 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Sunday, Jan. 22 Baltimore at New England, 3 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 6:30 p.m. PRO BOWL Sunday, Jan. 29 At Honolulu NFC vs. AFC, 7 p.m. SUPER BOWL Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis NFC vs. AFC, 6:20 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Philadelphia114.733 New York69.4005 Boston59.357512New Jersey411.2677 Toronto412.250712Southeast Division WLPctGB Orlando114.733 Miami104.71412Atlanta115.68812Charlotte312.2008 Washington213.1339 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago143.824 Indiana104.714212Cleveland68.429612Milwaukee59.357712Detroit313.1881012WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio106.625 Memphis86.5711 Dallas97.5631 Houston87.533112New Orleans312.200612Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City123.800 Denver115.688112Utah95.643212Portland96.6003 Minnesota78.4675 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Clippers85.615 L.A. Lakers107.588 Phoenix69.4003 Sacramento610.375312Golden State510.3334 ___ Thursdays Games Houston 90, New Orleans 88, OT Miami 98, L.A. Lakers 87 Dallas 94, Utah 91 Fridays Games Portland 94, Toronto 84 Denver 108, Washington 104 Philadelphia 90, Atlanta 76 Phoenix 79, Boston 71 Chicago 114, Cleveland 75 Memphis 98, Detroit 81 Milwaukee 100, New York 86 Orlando 92, L.A. Lakers 80 Sacramento 88, San Antonio 86 Indiana 94, Golden State 91 Minnesota 101, L.A. Clippers 98 Saturdays Games Cleveland at Atlanta, late Portland at Detroit, late Philadelphia at Miami, late Denver at New York, late Charlotte at Chicago, late San Antonio at Houston, late Dallas at New Orleans, late Sacramento at Memphis, late Oklahoma City at New Jersey, late Minnesota at Utah, late Sundays Games Boston at Washington, 1 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Charlotte at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 6 p.m. Indiana at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. LEAGUE LEADERS Scoring FGFTPTSAVG Bryant, LAL18911851630.4 James, MIA1439438929.9 Durant, OKC1389539726.5 Anthony, NYK11910036025.7 Love, MIN11611037024.7 Rebounds OFFDEFTOTAVG Howard, ORL6218024216.1 Love, MIN6914821714.5 Bynum, LAL4912817713.6 Griffin, LAC4710515211.7 Varejao, CLE649115511.1 Assists GAMESASTAVG Nash, PHX1414010.0 Rondo, BOS131229.4 Calderon, TOR161449.0 Rose, CHI131138.7 Lowry, HOU131128.6 3-Point Percentage 3FG3FGAPCT Brewer, DEN1117.647 Sefolosha, OKC1221.571 Allen, BOS3562.565 Rush, GOL2241.537 Ginobili, SAN1427.519 Steals GAMESSTLAVG Paul, LAC9252.78 Shumpert, NYK11292.64 Conley, MEM12312.58 Rubio, MIN15352.33 Teague, ATL16362.25EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Rangers291246212694 Philadelphia2714458150133 Pittsburgh2617456145122 New Jersey2618254127130 N.Y. Islanders1821642110135 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston301316116089 Ottawa2716660153151 Toronto2318551143141 Buffalo1923543115144 Montreal1721943120131 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington2519252128130 Florida21151052116130 Winnipeg2220549120134 Tampa Bay1923442128160 Carolina1724842127156WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago2913664159136 Detroit3115163152107 St. Louis281266211794 Nashville2716458128123 Columbus1328531110152 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver2815460151117 Colorado2521252124137 Minnesota2218751107122 Calgary2220650114134 Edmonton1725438116132 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose2613557126104 Los Angeles23151056106107 Dallas2420250123131 Phoenix2119850124128 Anaheim1622739119140 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Detroit 3, Phoenix 2, SO Calgary 2, Los Angeles 1, SO Toronto 4, Minnesota 1 Boston 4, New Jersey 1 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 N.Y. Islanders 4, Philadelphia 1 Nashville 3, Columbus 0 St. Louis 1, Edmonton 0 Winnipeg 4, Buffalo 1 Ottawa 4, San Jose 1 Fridays Games Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 4, SO Carolina 3, Washington 0 Tampa Bay 2, Dallas 1 Chicago 3, Florida 1 Saturdays Games N.Y. Rangers at Boston, late Philadelphia at New Jersey, late San Jose at Vancouver, late Ottawa at Anaheim, late Montreal at Toronto, late Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, late Columbus at Detroit, late Florida at Winnipeg, late Buffalo at St. Louis, late Chicago at Nashville, late Tampa Bay at Phoenix, late Dallas at Minnesota, late Calgary at Edmonton, late Colorado at Los Angeles, late Sundays Games Washington at Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim, 8 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS Malkin PIT253055 H. Sedin VAN114152 Stamkos TB312051 Lupul TOR203151 Datsyuk DET133851 Kessel TOR252550 D. Sedin VAN203050 Spezza OTT203050 Giroux PHI183250 Hossa CHI183250 Toews CHI272249 Tavares NYI172946 Pominville BUF172946 2 tied with 45 pts.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANSAgreed to terms with OF Ryan Spilborghs and INF Gregorio Petit on minor league contracts. NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with OF Brett Gardner on a one-year contract. TEXAS RANGERSAgreed to terms with 1B/OF Brad Hawpe on a minor league contract. National League CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with RHP Ryan Madson on a one-year contract. COLORADO ROCKIESAcquired RHP Zach Putman from Cleveland for RHP Kevin Slowey and cash. HOUSTON ASTROSAgreed to terms with C Chris Snyder on a one-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAgreed to terms with RHP Sergio Romo on a oneyear contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALSAgreed to terms with OF-1B Michael Morse on a two-year contract. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District Tournament,TBD FRIDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Okeechobee,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District Tournament,Auburndale,TBD THURSDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. SFCC F RIDAY: Baseball vs.Daytona State College,2 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Seminole State College,1 p.m. SUNDAY,Jan.29: Baseball at Lake Sumter Community College,1 p.m. MONDAY,Jan.30: Baseball at Webber International University,6 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Lake Region,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at District Tournament,TBD T HURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at George Jenkins,6/7:30 p.m. N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Baltimore at New England . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N.Y. 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C M Y K helped by Los Angelessecond consecutive game shooting under 40 percent. The Lakers80 points also erased the season low they set inT hursday nights loss at Miami. Orlando was only slightly better at 41 percent but con-n ected on 12 3-pointers. I just think we came out a nd were aggressive from the beginning of the game, H oward said. We ran, we did a good job with our d efensive assignments and we got a good win. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy did some lineup shuffling to give his team some fresher legs against the Lakersbig front line. With forward Hedo Turkoglu sitting out, Van Gundy opted to start Redick i n his place forming a t hree-guard lineup with Jason Richardson and Nelson at the point. It did help neutralize the Lakersheight advantage and led to several fast break opportunities for Orlando. There is still room for improvement, though. I thought our first half was excellent energy-wise, Van Gundy said. I thought in the second half the energy was not so good. But I also thought what happened was we hit a stretch in the third quarter where it was foul, f oul and the game just slowed down. Id like to get our pace up. The strategy also worked b ecause the matchup between Howard and Lakers 7-footer Andrew Bynum was diminished barely 2 minutes into t he second quarter when B ynum picked up his third foul. o get three the same way is pretty tough, Bynum said. He returned, but left again late in the third after getting whistled for his fourth. Los Angeles also tried s ending Howard to the foul line. That, too, was ineffective as Howard managed to rack up nine points from the charity stripe. The Lakers cut the Magics lead to 74-66 midway t hrough the fourth quarter, but a technical on Bryant ignited an 8-0 Orlando spurt to push the lead back to 16. T he Magic mostly were able to cruise from there. e just have to keep playing, Lakers coach Mike B rown said. Theres no m agic dust or no magic potion to be able to get us to get wins on the road. We have to just keep trying to executive offensively Both teams struggled at times shooting in the first half, but the Magic caught fire withj ust over 4 minutes to play before halftime, and Ryan Andersons 3-pointer broke a streak of seven straight missed shots for Orlando. With Bynum out, Howard also had a relatively easy time inside and was good on 6 of 8 free throw attempts to finish the half with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Bryant scored 15 first-half p oints, but it was the lone early bright spot for the Lakers. The Magic led 22-10 after one, with the Lakers struggling mightily on the offensive end. Relying on a lot of perimeter shots, the Lakers were just 4 for 21 in the period, including Gasol missing all four of his shots. Orlando wasnt much better at 9 for 20, but managed to build as much as a 12point cushion thanks to a 102 advantage on points in the paint. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 22, 2012Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 6 6 3 3 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 9 9 5 5 2 2 By STEVEN WINE A ssociated PressMIAMI New Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin takes over a team that hasnt been to the Super Bowl since 1985 and missed the playoffs nine of the past 10 years. Maybe thats why one of his predecessors, Jimmy Johnson, offered this tweet Friday: Joe Philbin new Dolphin coach..good luck! The former Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator became the seventh coach i n the past eight years for the Dolphins, who are coming off a third consecutive losing season, their longest such stretch since the 1960s. The hiring was the latest turn in an emotionally wrenching month for Philbin, whose 21-year-old son recently drowned in an icy Wisconsin river. Philbin had been with Green Bay since 2003, working as offensive coordinator since 2007. Coach Mike McCarthy called the plays, but Philbin put together the game plan for one of the NFLs most prolific offenses. The Dolphinstop choice, Jeff Fisher, turned them down a week ago to become coach of the St. Louis Rams. Miami owner Stephen Ross and general manager J eff Ireland then conducted a second round of interviews this week with Philbin, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Todd Bowles, the Dolphins interim coach at the end of the season. Joe has all the attributes that we were looking for when we started this process, Ross said in a statement. Jeff Ireland and I felt Joe was the right choice to bring the Dolphins back to the success we enjoyed in the past. Despite the Dolphins woes of recent years, including a 6-10 record in 2011, Philbin called them one of the premier franchises in professional sports. At 50, hes old enough to remember the 1972 Perfect Season. The Dolphins have a strong nucleus to build around, he said in a statement. And working with everyone in the organization, I know that together we will return the team to its winning tradition. Philbin, who has never been a head coach, first interviewed with Miami on Jan. 7. The body of son Michael, one of Philbins six children, was recovered the next day in Oshkosh. After spending a week away from the Packers, Philbin rejoined the team last Sunday for its divisional playoff loss to the New York Giants. Ross fired Tony Sparano last month with three games to go in his fourth year as the Dolphinscoach. When the search for a new coach began, Ross said he would like to give the franchise much-needed stability b y hiring a young Don Shula. Instead he chose Philbin, who has 28 years of coaching experience, including 19 years in college. With Philbins help, the Packers have ranked in the top 10 in the NFLin yardage each of the past five seasons, including third in 2011. Ayear ago they won the Super Bowl. huge congratulations to Joe Philbin, Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley tweeted. No one deserves it more than this guy. The Pack will miss him! The hiring might give the Dolphins an edge if they decide to pursue Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who becomes a free agent this offseason. Flynn set Packers records w ith 480 yards passing and six touchdowns in their regular-season finale. Philbin played a major role in the development of Flynn and Pro Bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Assistants becoming firsttime NFLhead coaches ha ve had mixed results in recent years. The group includes the RavensJohn Harbaugh, the SaintsSean Peyton and the SteelersMike Tomlin, but also three coaches recently fired Jim Caldwell by the Colts, Todd Haley by the Chiefs and Steve Spagnuolo by the Rams. Before joining the Packers, Philbin was Iowas offensive line coach for four years. The former small-college tight end has been an offens ive coordinator at Harvard, Northeastern and Allegheny College. Philbin will now begin assembling a staff. Bowles might remain as a replacement for defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, who took the same job this week with the Atlanta Falcons. New coach Philbin will try to turn around Dolphins Continued from 1B Magic cruise past Lakers, Howard posts a 20-20


C M Y K Harry Bell. Royal Palms and Silent Salesman made no big splash in the scoring department as the two teams scored a total of 12 runs. The Palms scored three runs in the first, sixth and eighth innings to come out on top 10-2. Palms Moe Pier manager went 3-for-4 including a double and Bob MacCarrick was 2-for-4, also with a double. Dale Baughman went 4for-4 and Don Cunningham was 3-for-4. The Salesmans Richard Godfrey and Kyle Saunders departed from the games normal pace and led the Salesman with two hits each. The outstanding players of the game were the pitchers, Ken Filppula and Galo Gonzalez for the Salesman and Charlie Quinn for the Palms. On defense, Kyle Saunders was outstanding at third base. The games are played each Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Complex. By BARRYWILNER A ssociated PressNo complaining about these championship matchups: prolific offense vs. stingy defense, or old foes renewing a storied rivalry. Whichever suits your preference, the NFLhas it this weekend. When the New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday for the AFC title, four players who have come to represent the highest levels of achievement will be on each side of theb all. T om Brady, seeking a fifth start in a Super Bowl, and Wes Welker on New Englands offense, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed on Baltimores defense. How juicy. Theyve got a lot of guys o ver there that are very explosive, said Reed, the Ravensstar safety. Obviously, they score a lot of points, and weve all seen that. Its going to be an allday affair for our defense. The other championship affair Sunday is at Candlestick Park, where the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers have played some memorable games, regular season and postseason. Despite the geographic separation, these franchises have quite a history with each other. ou know there are a lot of memories, former Giants quarterback Phil Simms said of the rivalry. They went from maybe the greatest to the worst in lots of ways. The games were awesome. It could shape up as an awesome weekend. Certainly an intriguing one. N ew England (14-3t w on the AFC crown since 2007, when it was unbeaten until the Giants pulled off a shocker in the Super Bowl. The Patriotslast NFLtitle came in January 2005. To get their fourth league championship under coach B ill Belichick and with Brady at quarterback, theyll need to have their offense in high gear, which it has been nearly all season. The Patriots scored at least 27 points in all but three games and averaged 32.8, including last weeks 45-10 rout of Denver, their ninth straight victory. But New England didnt beat an opponent that finished with a winning record, and lost to its two most difficult foes, Pittsburgh and the Giants. Baltimore (13-4 assuredly presents a difficult challenge, with a defense that yielded 266 points, more than only two teams. I think we have a lot of confidence, we are a confident type team, have a lot of good players and they feed off each other, All-Pro receiver Welker said. We feel someone will step up and m ake a play ... and it makes it tough on defenses. I understand we are playing a great football team this week and have to be on top of everything. No mental errors, no bad mistakes, knowing your job and taking care of your business. Brady usually does that, although before the romp past Denver, he and the Patriots had lost three straight postseason games. He is 4-0 in regular-season meetings with the Ravens, but lost their only playoff matchup. If he isnt at his best, it will be because of Lewis, Reed and that staunch Baltimore D. The Ravens are as physical as anyone, and one thing that historically has slowed Brady has been when a defense gets in his face, disrupts his rhythm and hits him. Many times. s more important that we stop their whole offense, said Reed, whom Belichick called the greatest safety he has faced during his coaching career. We cant focus on one particular player, because Brady doesnt. Brady throws it to everybody. Ive been saying that all week. Hell throw it to an offensive lineman. Were looking at everybody thats eligible thats going out on a route and not going out on a route. Were paying attention to everybody. Everybody has a responsibility. They have 11 guys on the field. We have 11 guys on the field. Everybody has to do their responsibility The 11 guys on each side of the ball at Candlestick Park for the NFC championship game will carry on a tradition of notable meetings that dates back to when the 49ers (14-3) and Giants (117) were dominating the conference in the 1980s. Their only faceoff in the title game was in January 1991, when New York kicked five field goals for a 15-13 victory, preventing San Francisco from going after a third straight Super Bowl trophy. While its fun to conjure up memories of Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Ronnie Lott, Lawrence Taylor and Matt Bahr, this years participants are more concerned with adding to a winning legacy. This is the 49ersfirst playoff appearance since the 2002 season, when they wona wild 39-38 wild-card game against the Giants. New York, of course, won it all four years ago. inning is what its all about and it definitely makes coming to work a lot better than hearing, Whos going to be your new head coach or defensive coordinator?AllPro defensive tackle Justin Smith said. Ill take this over the other for sure. No worries on the coaching front after Jim Harbaug h m ade his first year in charge o ne of the most successful for any rookie coach. Harbaugh doesnt have much of a feel for Giants49ers, though; he didnt play for either team. Giants coach Tom Coughlin, who was on the 1990 championship staff, knows all about it. I have thought about that and we will talk about some of the things that occurred there, Coughlin said, but only from the standpoint of the history and the tradition and what a great event thatw as at that particular time. That was a long time ago and I think some of our players, b ecause they are historians, w ill know a little about that g ame and the great players that played in that game. More appropriate, perhaps, is the 27-20 win by the 49ers in November, a game decided only when Smith blocked Eli Mannings last-minute pass deep in San Francisco territory. It was the latest installment of a grand rivalry. Until Sunday. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, January 22, 2012w ww.newssun.com S PRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 12/30/11; Jan 2012; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 3 3 9 9 7 7 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; january ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 4 4 5 5 9 9 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 1/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 0 0 6 6 24/7; 5.542"; 4"; Black; the newest most efficient; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 0 0 9 9 Continued from 1B Sebring Senior Softball warming up J ason Oliveras hit one from downtown just before the h alf to get the Braves a 27-24 lead at the break. A nd the momentum of that shot carried over to start the third, with Lake Gibson rolling off the first nine points of the period. The Streaks would chip away, slowly but surely, with Jones scoring eight and Cannon six. Taylor, riding the pines for long stretches due to foul trouble, then hit a spinning lay-up to bring Sebring all the way back and take a 4746 lead into the fourth. Again, the Braves would start the quarter strong, going up 49-47 on a Joseph Shepard free throw and a Trevor Jackson jumper. But Taylor hit a free throw, as did Jones. And when Jonessecond attempt missed, the Streaks corralled the rebound and Austin put it back in Taylor then scored inside again, but Ryan Johnson went for four straight points to tie it at 53-53 with 3:39 remaining. Cannon tossed in a reverse lay-up and Oliveras split a pair at the line to make it 5554. Jones then drove for two and drew a foul, but missed a chance to add on to the lead w hen the ensuing free throw caromed off the iron. C annon, though, hit both of his upcoming foul shots a nd the 59-54 lead with 47 seconds left to play looked l ike it might just be enough. The Streak defense held and Jones hit one-of-two at the line to edge it up to 60-54 with 27 seconds left. Taylor then blocked a Shepard shot and Jones was fouled. But the first of the oneand-one was missed, as was another chance to add to the lead. Jackson then hit a three to cut it to 60-57, but with just four seconds left, it was too little too late for the Braves s about time and its good to get off the hump, head coach Princeton Harris said. We didnt execute on offense as well as I would have liked, but the guys kept fighting. We made some crucial turnovers at times when we could have extended the lead. And if wed hit some free throws that would have helped. The Streaks ended the night just 13-of-30 from the line, though the Braves helped them out a bit, going 14-of-24 themselves. But the key, when all was said and done, was getting the district win. ere now 1-3 in district, so is Lake Gibson and weve got Kathleen, with two wins, here on Tuesday, Harris said. Then its back up to Lake Gibson Friday. This is it, right here. This is it. The home stretch of the district schedule which will determine the seeding for the District 9-6Atournament, which starts Monday, Feb. 6 at Kathleen. Cannon lead the Streaks with 16 points, Jones added 15 and Taylor 13. Harrison paced the Braves with 15. C ontinued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jared Cannon powers in for two of his game-high 16 points in Sebrings win Friday night. Streaks edge into District race Classic matchups for spots in Super Bowl The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K NEWYORK (AP Bruce Springsteens new album, Wrecking Ball, will be out March 6, and hes just released a new single, We Take Care of Our Own. Although the song is musically upbeat, it references the current struggles of America with lyrics like, Wheres the promise, from sea to shining sea? Other songs on the 11track album include Death to My Hometown, This Depression and Easy Money. The announcement was made Thursday morning on the rockers website. Springsteens manager, Jon Landau, who is also the executive producer of the album, calls the writing on the disc some of the best of his career recking Ball is Springsteens 17th album and the first since the death of E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons last year. Springsteen and the band are due to go on tour this year, but it hasnt been revealed who may step in for Clemons. S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Jon Kral began taking pictures as a kid when hisg randfather gave him a small box camera. As he got older, he noticed unique things and how people would often just pass them by unnoticed, soh e decided to capture them with his camera. I wanted to be places where things were happening, but I didnt want to be involved int hem, Kral said. I just wanted to photograph them. One of the unique things t hat appealed to Kral was Floridas ranches and cowboys. Having grown up inF ort Pierce, Kral had many friends who lived and grew u p on ranches. He spent much of his free time photographing them. I fell inl ove with the pictures I would take of the working c owboys, their tools, lifestyles, and their ethics, he said. As years went by, Kral noticed that Floridas ranch-e s were disappearing. All of Disney World and K issimmee was ranch land once, he said. The area had the most beautiful vari-e ty of trees you could ever see. Now, developers will c lear out every last tree on the land and give the subdivisions names like Hidden O aks. Kral wanted to document images of the land before it was gone and, perhaps, help slow down the loss of thel and and this unique way of life. Between 1970 and 2000, he photographed the daily lives of ranchers and their families at more than1 5 Florida ranches. I wanted to show people how they l ived, how hard they worked, how weathered they weref rom their work, and how much they loved it, Kral said. O ver the years, Kral took thousands of black and white p hotographs and captured everything from cattle drives through swamp land, dailyf ence repairs, the friendly and not-so-friendly wildlife, and the families and children o f ranchers inside their homes. Some of these ranche rs welcomed him with open arms, but others were apprehensive and would not open up to him right away. So Kral put down his cameraa nd worked with them, doing many of the same jobs they did to earn their respect. I learned as much as they would teach me, he said. I worked side by side with them, doing many of the same manual jobs they did. That not only made them seet hat I was no different than they were, but it helped me l earn what pictures I should be taking. Kral took many of his p hotographs on horseback. This often proved to be difficult at times. During the L ast Florida Roundup, a threeto four-night trip in w hich cowboys, or cow hunters as they prefer to be called, led a group of cattle from Yeehaw Junction to Kissimmee, Kral had am ishap on a horse. I was taking a picture, and my reigns fell. Someone came over and tried to grab them for me, but the horse I was on bucked. I realized later that some of my film had fallen out of my pocket. I lost several photographsb ecause of that. However, one picture that w as not lost, titled Last Florida Roundup, is one of Krals favorites in the col-l ection. It was early in morning, he said. The sun was rising, and it was foggy. I t created this haze over the cowboys in the background w ho were just about to start the ride for the day. It added to the romanticism of the ride. In 1998, Kral released a b ook of some of his photographs, called Cracker: Floridas Enduring Cowboys. Before the book was released, the term crackerwas a misnomer and considered a derogatory word for the poor people oft he south, he said. These people were said to have k ept large barrels filled with soda crackers, which they would eat directly out of theb arrel. However, the word crackeris a term that has been widely used by the F lorida cowboys about themselves. To them, the word m eans someone who was born in Florida, works on a ranch, and uses cow whips to move cattle out of the shrub and swamps.A ccording to Kral, once the book was released, the name then became more widely accepted by those outside of the life. The book contains 66 of h is favorite photographs taken over the years. Another one of Kralsf avorite pictures in the collection is of rancher Junior M ills on a horse. Its a closeup of the same picture that is seen on the cover of the book. Mills was a storyteller, he said. When he first began his life as a rancher, there were no roadso r running water. He enjoyed telling stories about those days, and how they got along back then. In the picture, you can almost see hiss tory through the detail on his weathered hands. I t is through the subjects of his photographs that Kra l s hows just how difficult the life of a Florida cowboy is, but also what will be lost ift his unique way of life is not p reserved. Its hard to find a cowboy that is dishonest or a thief, or who hunts just for the kill, Kral said. These ranchers are the stewards o f the wildlife and natural envi-r onment. Once the land is g one, so is the way of life. W ithout them, there wont be anything left, and well never get it back. K rals collection, Cracker: F loridas Enduring Cowboys, will be on exhibit at South Florida Community Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture (SFCC MOFAC) from Feb. 1-March9 SFCC MOFAC is open to the public from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and for group tours by appointment. Admission is free. For more informat ion, call SFCC MOFAC C urator Mollie Doctrow at 784-7240, visit the website at http://mofac.org/, or on Facebook like www.face-b ook.com/mofac. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 22, 2012Page 5B HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 1/11-22; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 7 7 5 5 0 0 BORDER TOWN CANTINA; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 1/22,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 0 0 3 3 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Cracker: Floridas Enduring Cowboys exhibit set for SFCC Leslie Tyson by John Kral New Bruce Springsteen album out March 6 www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Junior Mills by John Kral


C M Y K C M Y K C M Y K C M Y K Page 6BN ews-SunS unday, January 22, 2012www.newssun.com www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, January 22, 2012Page 7B S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK The Tschaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, a9 0-piece ensemble, is the largest orchestra to perform at South Florida Community College, marking the inaugural trans-continental tour for the orchestra. T his performance of the SFCC Artist Series takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. T he Russian ensemble will perform well-known, popular pieces and opens with The Flying Dutchman Overtureb y Richard Wagner. The second number is Ludwig Van Beethovens Piano Concerto No. 2,w hile the final piece is the popular Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, arranged by Maurice Ravel. T he Tschaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra was founded in the years following World War II. During this time, the orchestra successfully worked in different musical gen-r es and received broad acknowledgement and popularity throughout Russia. Since the 1990s the orchestra has held a regular subscription series ina ddition to standard concerts throughout Russia. The Tschaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra toursr egularly around the world and has had successful concert tours in Europe, China, and Japan. R oman Leontiev, music director and chief conductor of the Tschaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the preemi-n ent Russian conductors of his generation. As music director of the schaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in 2004, he led the orchestra in performances through-o ut Russia. He has also led other orchestras of Russia including the Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, and USSR State Symphony. A dditionally, in France he conducted a series of important concerts, which included appearances at the Palais desC ongrs, Notre Dame Cathedral, and at the UNESCO Conference. Leontiev lead the Tschaikowski St. P etersburg Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of the work Vladimirskaya Square in commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of thef ounding of the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. This performance is sponsored by Barbara APlatte, D.D.S. and Robert Gillmore as well as Swaine and LeidelW ealth Services. Tickets range from $33 to $40 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. T ickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 7847178 or by visiting the SFCC BoxO ffice from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, in the front of the Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600W College Drive. St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra performs at SFCC Jan. 30 C ourtesy photo The Tschaikowski St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, a 90-piece ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 in the S FCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Frank Hnat is a painter specializing in wild birds and wildlife done in pen and ink with pastels and watercolors. Hnat has work in the Smithsonian Institute of Natural History and has done w ork for the National W ildlife Federation. Along with many other artists including Tom Freemana nd several Florida H ighwaymen including K elvin Hair. He will be participating in the 25th annual Lake Placid Art League Show at the Bert J. H arris Jr. Agricultural Center, U.S. 27 South, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Admission is free and door prizes donated by more than 55 vendors will be awarded all day.Hnat to be featured at Lake Placid Art League Show Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Folk musicians Three on AString will per-f orm during South Florida Community Colleges Matinee S eries at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, Highlands Campus. This dynamic trio performs c lassic standards, country, bluegrass and folk mixed with comed y. Their three-part harmony has a unique and pleasing blend, which has delighted audiences o ver their 40 year history. Jerry Ryan is known as the master of ceremonies, guitar, andh armonica player. He is the director on stage, delivering timely p unch lines and enjoying every second in the spotlight. He is known to say I hate it when I have more fun than you do. Like most men, he found a hobby lateri n life; unlike most men, however, his hobby was building a drum s et he would play with his feet. Brad Ryan, bass and fiddle player, grew up with Three On AS tring. He was 6 years old when his dad, Jerry Ryan, started Three O n AString. He worked as a roady through his teenage years and later joined the band. Brad has ventured out on his own, producing theme songs and jingless uch as the Rick and Bubba theme song. He has joined Jeff O twell of Nashville Star in the country band, Brushfire. He also has a new solo CD, Have A G ood Time. An expert musician, Bobby Horton plays anything that aintt ied down, quips Jerry Ran. But it is probably his physical humor t hat has endeared himself to Three On AString audiences throughout the years. Horton has found a niche as a music historian and sought after music pro-d ucer. His series of Homespun Songs of the Civil War has been f eatured in many publications and won numerous awards, and his show, Songs and Stories oft he Civil War, has been presented at SFCC twice. I have two p assions, says Horton. Music and history. Ive been able to combine the two and do something I love to do. The 2012 Matinee Series is s ponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Bassetti, Lampe and K iefer Hearing Aid Center, Inc., and The Palms of Sebring Retirement Community. T ickets range from $15 to $20 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week,a t http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purc hased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, in the front the of the SFCCT heatre for the Performing Arts, 600 W. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, January 22, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listingin this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239 0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families; Joy Loomis, music director; Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. orchestra rehersal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 6 p.m. evening worship. Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. mission programs. Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services withC hildrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6p .m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL33852 (863ebsite: www.fbclp.com. Email: information@fbclp.com. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. The church is at 119 E. Royal Palm St., Lake Placid. For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at theR OC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study a nd Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31 Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP A ssociated PressLOS ANGELES Etta James performance of the enduring classic At Last was the embodiment of refined soul: Angelic-soundings trings harkened the arrival of her passionate yet measured vocals as she sang tenderly about a love finally realized after a long and patient wait. I n real life, little about James was as genteel as that song. The platinum blondes first hit was a saucy R&B number about sex, and she was known as a hell-raiser who hadt empestuous relationships with her family, her men and the music industry. Then she spent years bat-t ling a drug addiction that she admitted sapped away at her great talents. T he 73-year-old died at Riverside Community Hospital, with her husb and and sons at her side, De Leon said. She was one of musics original b ad girls. Jamesspirit could not be cont ained perhaps thats what made her so magnetic in music; it is surely what made her so dynamic as one of R&B, blues and rock nrolls underrated legends. The bad girls ... had the look that I liked, she wrote in her 1995 a utobiography, Rage to Survive. I wanted to be rare, I wanted to be n oticed, I wanted to be exotic as a Cotton Club chorus girl, and I wanted to be obvious as the most flamboyant hooker on the street. I just wanted to be. Its a tremendous loss for her fans around the world, he said. Shell be missed. Agreat American singer. Her music defied category Despite the reputation she cultiv ated, she would always be remembered best for At Last. The jazzinflected rendition wasnt the original, but it would become the most famous and the song that wouldd efine her as a legendary singer. Over the decades, brides used it as their song down the aisle and carc ompanies to hawk their wares, and it filtered from one generation to the next through its inclusion inm ovies like American Pie. Perhaps most famously, President O bama and the first lady danced to a version at his inauguration ball. The tender, sweet song belied the t urmoil in her personal life. James born Jamesette Hawkins was b orn in Los Angeles to a mother whom she described as a scam artist, a substance abuser and a fleeting presence during her youth. She never knew her father, althoughs he was told and had believed, that he was the famous billiards player M innesota Fats. He neither confirmed nor denied it: when they m et, he simply told her: I dont remember everything. I wish I did, b ut I dont. She was raised by Lula and Jesse Rogers, who owned the rooming house where her mother once lived in. The pair brought up James in theC hristian faith, and as a young girl, her voice stood out in the church c hoir. James landed the solos in the choir and became so well known, s he said that Hollywood stars would come to see her perform. But she wouldnt stay a gospel singer for long. Rhythm and blues lured her away from the church, ands he found herself drawn to the grittiness of the music. My mother always wanted me to be a jazz singer, but I always wanted to be raunchy, she recalled inh er book. She was doing just that when bandleader Johnny Otis found her singing on San Francisco street corners with some girlfriends in thee arly 1950s. At the time, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters had a hit with Work With Me, Annie,and we decided to do an answer. We didnt think we would get in show busi-n ess, we were just running around making up answers to songs, J ames told The Associated Press in 1987. And so they replied with the s ong, Roll With Me, Henry When Otis heard it, he told James t o get her mothers permission to accompany him to Los Angeles to make a recording. Instead, the 15year-old singer forged her mothers name on a note claiming she was1 8. At that time, you werent a llowed to say rollbecause it was considered vulgar. So when Georgia G ibbs did her version, she renamed it Dance With Me, Henryand it went to No. 1 on the pop charts the singer recalled. The Gibbs song was one of several in the early rocke ra when white singers got hits by covering songs by black artists, often with sanitized lyrics. After her 1955 debut, James toured with Otisrevue, sometimese arning only $10 a night. In 1959, she signed with Chicagos legendary Chess label, began cranking out the hits and going on tours with performers such as Bobby Vinton,L ittle Richard, Fats Domino, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Everly Brothers. We would travel on four buses to all the big auditoriums. And we had a lot of fun, she recalled in1 987. James recorded a string of hits in t he late 1950s and s including rust In Me, Somethings Got a Hold On Me, Sunday Kind ofL ove, All I Could Do Was Cry and of course, At Last. (Chess Records founder Leonard Chess was the most aware of anyone, James said. He went up and down the halls of Chess announcing, Ettas crossed over!E ttas crossed over!I still didnt know exactly what that meant, e xcept that maybe more white people were listening to me. Legendary blues singer Etta James dies in California ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT MCT Etta James was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 22, 2012Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mailr edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-2346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org P RESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morn-i ng worship: Informal service, 8 a.m.; traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school and nursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have as pecial Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon P ark, FL33825. (863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer S hawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. Were at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George (Dutton Adult 2. Private: Number 1 Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro( Little, Brown) 3. Gideons Corpse by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (Grand Central Publishing) 4. Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. 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C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunSunday, January 22, 2012www.newssun.com H IGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 1/15,18,22,25,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 8 8 7 7 8 8 Hallo 3x10.5 BW 00016127 Its not a typical winter morning in Florida. Most of the state is 70 degrees and its January. Everything out-s ide is brown, bare and dull. The only noise is the rustling of leaves and the coo of mourning doves. Then, loud and clear in t he distance I hear the caw of a crow. As the morning continues, o ther crows join and the lone call becomes chatter. Are they telling each other abouta nearby predator or laughing about something funny? T hese all-jet-black birds (from beak to feet crafty, intelligent, socialc reatures that live in family groups. C rows, ravens and other black-plumaged birds are often seen as dark, scary or mysterious. However, there are many positive legendsa bout these clever birds that people dont know. I n many Native American legends crows are messengers to the gods and carryp rayers. Ravens, a species similar to the American crow b ut much larger in body and beak, are important legends of the English Crown. T hey are as famous as the Tower of London. Legends say if the ravens ever leave the Tower, it and the monarchy will fall. D espite the legends, good or bad, American crows are extremely social birds and congregate in flocks, sometimes by the hundreds. Theys ay there is power in numbers, and this is true for t hese birds. Often when a predator such as an owl or hawk appears, crows willa ttack and harass the offending animal until it leaves the a rea. Once at a local lake I witnessed these actions firsthand. The day was sunny and q uiet when suddenly the loud, distinctive caw of c rows interrupted the silence. It was borderline annoying, but then I saw ther eason for their ranting. A beautiful Coopers hawk g lided through the air and into a nearby tree. The noise was almost d eafening as the crows took on the hawk. This often misrepresented bird is a good problemsolver and has been knownt o make tools from twigs and other objects to forage for edible treats such as worms, grain, seeds, nuts and berries. C rows are omnivores and also enjoy small mammals, e ggs, clams and mussels from oceans or lakes. While crows are found in F lorida year-round, the best places to see them is an open s pace that offers a few trees to perch in and a reliable source of food. This is almost anywhere: fields, parks, lakes, backyards andn ear bodies of water. Learn more about A merican crows and other birds by downloading the free iPhone application Nature Viewing Along the Great Florida Birding and W ildlife Trail(other platforms coming soon) or by visiting f loridabirdingtrail.com. Click on Birding Resources in the left-hand menu to take part in the Wings Over Floridaprogram and learna bout the FWCs Junior Birder Program. You can also download a copy of the Bird Detective checklist. Contact Jessica.Basham@MyFWC.com/. Legends of the crow OUTDOORS Backyard Safari J essica Basham M etro Services Crows, ravens and other black-plumaged birds are often seen as dark, scary or mysterious.


C M Y K WASHINGTON (AP The world last year wasnt quite as warm as it has been for most of the past decade, government scientists said Thursday, but it continues ag eneral trend of rising temperatures. T he average global temperature was 57.9 degrees Fahrenheit, making 2011 the 11th hottest on record, the National Oceanic andA tmospheric Administration said. Thats 0.9 degrees warmer than the 20th century average, officials said. In fact, it was hotter than everyy ear last century except 1998. One reason 2011 was milder than recent years was the La Nina cooling of the central Pacific Ocean. La Ninas occur every few years and generally cause global temperatures to drop, but this was the warmest La Nina year on record. And 2011 also was the warmest year on record for Spain and Norway, and the second warmest for the United Kingdom. In the United States, it was only 1 degree above normal, which made it the 23rd warmest on record. But 17 cities including Houston, Miami, Trenton and Austin had their warmest years. This marks the 35th straight year that global temperatures were warmer than normal. NOAAs records for world average temperatures date back to 1880. It would be premature to make any conclusion that we would see any hiatus of the longer-term warming trend, said Tom Karl, director of NOAAs National Climatic Data Center. Global temperatures are continuing to increase. N ASA, which calculates global temperatures in a s lightly different way, announced essentially the same temperature for the year. But NASAs recordkeeping calls it the ninthw armest ever. Both NASAclimate scientist James Hansen and University of Victorias Andrew Weaver said theye xpect that in the next few years the world will set yet a new record high temperature. 2010 tied for the hottest on record. NOAAalso released new figures for extreme weather. The agency recalculated the number of billion-dollar weather disasters in the U.S., bumping the total from 12 to 14. How many lakes are in HighlandsC ounty? That is one popular question if you happen to work for the Parks & Natural ResourcesD epartment. The answer is 113. The beautiful lakes in our county bring thousands of visitors asw ell as give the locals plenty of enjoyment. They provide recreation in the way of swimming, skiing and fishing. In addition to recreation, these sparklingb odies of water are a huge enhancement to the diversity a nd beauty in the natural environment. The interesting thing about l akes is that they are all different. Its not just a hole in the g round with water in it; the makeup of each lake is unique. Many folks seem to think that all lakes can be lumped together as far asw ater quality. But different types of lakes hold different t hings within their waters. The lakes within Highlands County are separated intot hree regions: the Southern Lake Wales Ridge Region, T he Lake Wales Ridge Transition Region and the Kissimmee-OkeechobeeL owlands Region. The lakes located within the Southern Lake Wales Ridge Region are c alled ridge lakes. These lakes generally appear clear because thes oils on the bottom are mostly made up of sand. They dont usually have a lot of nutrients in them andt hey are excellent for swimming. Examples of ridge lakes are Lake Tulane and Lake June-in-Winter. T he lakes in the Lake Wales Ridge Transition Region are known as muck lakes. These are the lakes that appear brownish like tea. The col-o ration is caused by high levels of tannins and other nutrie nts. Because they are called muck lakes one would probably assume the bottom of thel ake was covered with muck. That is not always the case a nd many of these lakes actually have sandy bottoms. The water is stained from the muck type soils that are found within their watersheds. Thesel akes are excellent for fishing. Examples of muck lakes are L ittle Red Water and Lake Josephine. The lakes within the K issimmee-Okeechobee Lowlands Region are referred t o as lowland lakes. These lakes, which include Istokpoga, have surroundingw atersheds that are low lying grasslands, flatwoods and swamp forest. Lake Istokpoga c overs nearly 28,000 acres and contains 60 percent of the public access surface area ino ur County. Fishermen travel from all over the nation to fish this lake. N o matter what type of lake you may use or live near, i t is important to take care of it. Water quality is impacted by all activities that take place in the lakes watershed.A ctivities such as mowing grass, fertilizing the lawn and simply throwing trash on the ground can severely impact our beautiful lakes. If grass cuttings or fertilizer shoulde nd up in the lake, the nutrient level in that water body will rise. Once nutrients are higher than they should be, algae blooms and explosions of plant growth will occur. Even if you dont live on a lake, runoff is a huge problem r egarding water quality. Just remember, everything that goes down that storm drain will end up in the lake it leads to. There are many simple s teps that can be taken to maintain the nutrient levels in our lakes. Everyone loves a beautiful, green lawn and having one doesnt have to hurt our lakes. Make sure to keep fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides out of driveways and streets. Dont use more than t he label requires. By overspraying and getting these substances on the street or driveway, when it rains they are carried into storm drains then to the lakes. When you mow, make sur e the grass cuttings dont end up in the lakes by bagging them up. Grass and plant cuttings add excessive nutrients and make the lake unbalanced. Dont litter. Just remember t hat every candy wrapper, can of oil, and plastic bag that is thrown on the ground may very well end up in the lake. A nd dont dump anything down a storm drain. Any sub stance that goes into the storm d rain will end up in the lake. There are many other steps t hat can be taken to take care of our lakes. Most of them ares imply common sense. Highlands County is known l argely for our 113 diverse lakes. L ets all take the necessary steps to keep them clean and healthy. C orine Burgess is and E nvironmental Specialist for the H ighlands County Parks and N atural Resources Department. G uest columns are the opinion o f t he writer, not necessarily those o f the News-Sun. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 22, 2012Page 11B C OUNTRY CLUB REALTY; 7.444"; 10.5"; Black; open house; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 0 0 9 9 8 8 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 1/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 1/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 0 0 2 2 2 4/7; 7.444"; 3"; Black; breakfast; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 1 1 0 0 Highlands Countys 113 lakes are very diverse OUTDOORS C ourtesy photo Lake Istokpoga is one of the 113 lakes in Highlands C ounty. It is approximately 28,000 acres and contains 60 percent of the public access surface area in Highlands County. Anglers travel from all over the nation to fish here. N ews From T he Watershed Corine Burgess World not quite as hot in 2011; ranks 11th


C M Y K By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. Tuskegee Airman HerbertC arter flew 77 missions during World War II and crashed landed only once, impressive numbers that challenged those skeptical oft he abilities of black aviators. Decades later, he and the other legendary AfricanAmerican airmen he flew with must once again provet hemselves at the box office. Red Tails, a movie c hronicling the heroism of the Tuskegee Airmen and starring Cuba Gooding Jr.a nd Terence Howard, opened Friday in 2,500 theaters n ationwide. Star Wars creator George Lucas has been blunta bout his 23-year struggle to make the film. He said execu tives at every major studio rejected it because they didt think mainstream viewers would pay to see an allblack cast. T he 94-year-old Carter sees the hesitation by studios a s history repeating itself. It goes back to the old axiom that the all-blackf ighter squadron, in their estimate, wasnt going to do w ell, said Carter, who made a career of the Air Force and retired as a lieutenant c olonel. It ... doesnt surprise me. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black aviators in the U.S. military. Theyw ere trained in Alabama at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, as a segregated unit during World War II. A fter being admitted to the Army Air Corps, they w ere prohibited from fighting alongside white counter-p arts and faced severe prejudice, yet went on to become one of World War IIs most respected fighter squadrons, successfully escorting count-l ess bombers during the war. And once back home, many became affluent businessmen and community leaders, despite the contin-u ed racism they faced. My heroes, those original airmen, set the pace for us younger people, quipped 77-year-old Leon Crayton, a former Air Force flier and member of the honorary Tuskegee Airmen chapter in Tuskegee, Ala., one of 55 in the U.S. Lucas had several of the s urviving airmen join him for a screening of the movie i n New York last week, including Dr. Roscoe Brown, Floyd Carter, Roscoe Draper, Shade Lee, Charles McGee, Eugene Richardson andT heobald G. Wilson. Nate Parker, who plays the r ole of a flight leader in Red Tails, said he and the other actors were motivatedb y the leadership and bravery of the airmen, who dist inguished themselves by painting the tails of their planes red, and formed a circ le of prayer before many of their missions. They all strove for excellence, said Parker. Excellence is the drivingf orce through adversity, in everything we do. Syndicated radio host Tom Joyner, whose father was an early cadet in the TuskegeeA irman program, agreed. He said airmen like his father i nspired him at one time to do a morning show in Dallasa nd then fly to Chicago for an afternoon show, earning the nicknames The Fly Jock and The Hardest Working Man in Radio. W hile the big studios may calculate that a movie focused on blacks cant be a box office success, promoters of Red Tails are play-i ng up the aerial thrills and heroism that should appeal to all viewers, regardless of their race. These are American heroes whose story just needs to be put on the largest, biggest, widest screen possible, said Tirrell Whittley, head of Liquid Soul Media, which is mark eting the film. Carter and other surviving a irmen, some of whom were advisers during the making of the movie, say theyre appreciative to Lucas for spending nearly $100 milliono f his own money to make and market the film. Its a wonderful feeling that finally there is some recognition thats being donei n a manner that is credible to the Tuskegee Airmen, C arter said. Black filmmakers and actors are pulling for the m ovie to be successful because they realize its success could mean more opportunities for them. Every black film thats m ade seems to have a bearing on whether black filmmakers get an opportunity said Terverius Black, a filmmaker in Huntsville, Ala. Iw ant to see it be successful. Joyner said he too wants t he movie to have strong box office numbers, buta cknowledges it will be challenging. ou have to make twice the money that you put in just to break even, Joyners aid. You put in $100 million, you got to make $200 million. So this will be pretty monumental. Some historians and s cholars believe the movies general war theme will be an attraction to all audiences. Bobby Lovett was a history professor at Tennessee State University in Nashville for nearly 40 years before recently retiring. He often invited some of the Tuskegee Airmen to speak to his students, who w ere fascinated by their stories. Theres a sort of romanticism attached to pilots and aircraft, he said. I dont know of any other story you could pull out of World WarI I that would be as appealing to an audience. V anderbilt University professor Alice Randall said the movie could introduce somet o a portion of black history theyve never heard. We have an opportunity to ... educate viewers, even as we entertain them, about t he rainbow of Americans who have performed patriotic duty for this country said Randall, a writer-in-residence in African Americana nd Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt. Tennessee Rep. Tony Shipley, a Kingsport Republican and retired AirF orce lieutenant colonel who has attended events with the T uskegee Airmen, said the war could have gone a different direction had it not b een for the airmen who escorted bombers deep into G ermany. Those guys were ... absolutely awesome, said Shipley, who is white. And if anybody pays attention to the story who cares black, white, green, yellow they were Americans. People area live today whose grandfather would have been killed had it not been for the Tuskegee Airmen. Vernice Armour, the n ations first black female combat pilot, said the airmen helped pave the way for men and women in the military, and noted a phrase at theb ottom of a poster advertising the movie that reads: Courage has no color Without their honor, courage and sacrifice, I wouldnt be where I am,s aid Armour, who served two tours during the Iraq W ar as a Marine. The Tuskegee Airmen were awarded theC ongressional Gold Medal for their service in 2007 by P resident George W. Bush, and were invited to attend President Barack Obamas inauguration in 2009. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, January 22, 2012www.newssun.com church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 HEARTLAND HARMONIZERS; 5.542"; 7"; Black; 1/8,22; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 6 6 8 8 9 9 JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 1/22,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 1 1 0 0 7 7 MOVIES Red Tails airmen have new target: box office MCT Red Tails is the story of the famed Tuskeegee Airmen from World War II. George Lucas struggled for years to get the movie made because, he says, studios didnt think a movie with an all-black cast could be a mainstream hit. CROSSWORDSOLUTION


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, January 22, 2012Page 13B F AIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; m ovies 1/20/12 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 6 0 0 8 8 1 1 DIVERSIONS PA JAMAPA RTYB y JEFFCHEN ACROSS 1 Closes tightly 8 Lets out 1 3 Get down from 19 Baja California city 20 Great Seal symbol 21 Uniform adornment 23 April first activity 25 Servile followers 26 Some tabloid pairs 27 Beverage nut 28 Place to connect 30 Wax partner 31 Blow, as a lead 33 Delights 34 Commercial flier 40 Crazes 4 2 1976 raid site 4 3 Moving through water, in a way4 5 Dexterous 4 9 Mother __ 5 0 Skin lotion ingredient 5 4 Hot under the collar 55 Not seasoned 56 Eponymous Hungarian inventor 5 7 Strike lightly 5 8 Tim Tebow teammate 6 2 What you will 63 Many a bar 67 Jordan neighbor 72 Unkempt 7 3 Military material 7 8 Klondike Gold Rush f igure 8 2 Key near F1 83 Consumed 84 Pia colada ingredient 88 "Black Swan" director Aronofsky 89 Madrid Ms. 90 2007-'08 NBA Rookie of the Year Kevin 91 Real 92 Good 23-Across, say 94 Local connection vehicle9 7 Capital west of Baton R ouge 101 K-6 103 Hayworth of Hollywood 104 Unlikely beauty contest entrant 106 Hawaii's coffee capital 107 Cuba o Majorca 111 Typical sudoku entry 112 Being hoist with one's own petard 117 Most stretched 118 Finished 1 19 Only place where s ome ideas look good 1 20 Wears 121 Winter fabrics 122 Some younger lovers, in slang DOWN 1 "The Racer's Edge" 2 Green land 3 "Iliad" hero 4 Fortune founder 5 Nearly four-hr. exams 6 Cycle starter 7 FedEx delivery 8 Hall of Fame pitcher known as "Bullet Bob" 9 Delhi prince 1 0 Source of chutzpah 1 1 Fraternal order memb er 12 Oozes 13 Blood: Pref. 14 Made a suggestion, say 1 5 Judging groups 1 6 Mystical board 17 A&W offering 18 Illicit dealer22 Clucking sounds 24 Crackerjack 2 9 One often seen a mong Bunnies 3 0 Seattle Storm's gp. 3 1 "O, let me not be mad" speaker 32 Another, in Argentina 34 It may come before four3 5 Birth of __ 3 6 Band 3 7 Handle 38 "Beverly Hillbillies" star 39 Mark (down 41 "Son of __!" 4 4 Seine sight 45 Fifth bk. of the Torah 46 1814-'15 exile site 4 7 Dart 4 8 Kid 50 Place for un piquen ique 51 Furry moon dweller 52 Bubbly name5 3 Some 5-Down takers 55 HR consequence 5 9 Mu followers 60 NCO below Sgt. 61 Eye, to Eduardo 63 Plunk down 64 Crude gp. 65 __ dixit: assertionw ithout proof 66 Lincoln Ctr. locale 67 AOL et al. 68 Dark time in Dijon 69 Squirt 7 0 Bailiwick 7 1 Child-care writer LeShan 7 3 Sandra's "The Lake House" co-star 74 __-scarum 75 Anchor position 76 Southern New H ampshire city 7 7 Private 79 Prom coif8 0 Allergen found in most bread 81 HRH part8 5 Joke 86 "One" on a one 8 7 "__ be my pleasure!" 88 Start of a familiarity illusion 91 Find work 92 Impostor 93 Not seriously9 5 iPhone alternatives 96 "The Mod Squad" role 9 7 Make __ stop 98 Radii neighbors 9 9 Showed sudden interest 100 Connect with1 02 Skunk seeking l 'amour 105 Liberal group? 1 06 "Hooked on C lassics" label 1 07 '60s Cosby/Culp series 108 55-Down, for one 109 Slimming option, for short 110 __-deucy 113 John __ Lennon 114 Former name for Tokyo1 15 Game with colorful c ards 1 16 MD workplaces Solution on page 12B Seven months is a long wait for grandparents tos ee their grandchildren.But, its even harder on a 6-year-old who would turn 7 whenw e saw him next. In between, phone conversations had us laughing and sharing sto-r ies; but, inevitably the question came, When are you coming to see me? followed by, Its been too long already Struggling with the lump i n my throat, I promised wed come as soon as poss ible. His 2-year-old sister, who would be 3 during ourv isit, knew even less about time and distance. We d oubted she really knew who Gramma and Pop-Pop were. As we traveled to see them, Mommy and Daddyh ad told them we were on our way. They eagerly w atched for us and threw open the door to greet us. Jonathon threw himself i nto my arms and I thought hed never let go. L ittle Hayleys eyes brightened at the sight of my husband, Ken, and shec ried out, Pop-Pop and ran for a hug. Months and miles melted a way in that hugging time and only got better with e ach passing day as we got to know each other all over again. To know and be known by those we love is such a need in our souls.B ut it goes even further. God knows us and longs for us to know him. He wants an intimate relationship with us. But, just whati s intimacy? It is being transparent so that nothing is hidden. It is loving uncond itionally. It is showing trust and being trustworthy. It is deliberately gaining knowledge of theo ne known so we can hear the heart and not just the words. Its spending time with one another. In Psalm 139:1-3, NIV, the Psalmist David express-e s this kind of knowing that God has for us when h e says, O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sita nd when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from a far. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. In order to develop intim acy with God, we must increase our knowledge a nd discernment of him by reading his Word, praying and belonging to a churchf amily. After we played, ate, w ent places and had quiet time together, intimacy increased so that we knewo ur grandchildren much better and they knew us better. And so it is with G od. To know and be known b y Godthat is the ultimate knowing!Selah J an Merop is a News-Sun correspondent. Guest colums are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the NewsS un. T o know and be known P ause And C onsider Jan Merop Special to the News-SunA ries (March 21-April 20) Aries, put aside any selfish thoughts and give any and all tasks your utmost energy today. Energy is better spent on others, so keep this in mind when you get busy. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, your coworkers are all excited and fussing over something that is evidently a bigger deal to them than it is to you. Dont try to rain on their parade. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, your love life is in a really good place this week, which enables you to spend some quality time with the one you love. Aromantic dinner sounds like the ticket. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Your partner is the most important person in your life right now, Cancer. So much so that this week every bit of your attention will be devoted his or her way. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23 Leo, money is burning a hole in your pocket, so you may want to go on a spending spree. Keep in mind that there are a few big-ticket purchases waiting in the wings. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22 Virgo, you dont always have to be decisive. Sometimes you can kick back and let someone else call the shots for a change. This is a great way to recharge your batteries. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Afew tasks need to get done, Libra. But afterward you should have enough time for some social interaction, whether that be a party or simply a movie night out. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Its time to be a bit introspective, Scorpio. Think about the things you want instead of what other people want. Its alright to be a little selfish once in a while. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, youre having fun this week and so are all the other people around you simply for being in your presence. This situation will continue in the days ahead. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, the next challenge on your list is a big one. But if there is anyone who can handle the pressure it is you. Dont be afraid to call on friends if you need them. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Get out into the world and try a few new things, Aquarius. Your social energy and curiosity are peaking this week, and you need new experiences to feel satisfied. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Your finances need an overhaul, Pisces. This could mean taking a new job or expanding what youre doing to earn more. Notable birthdaysJan. 22 Guy Fieri, chef, 44; Jan. 23 Mariska Hargitay, actress, 48; Jan. 24 Mischa Barton, actress, 26; Jan. 25 Alicia Keys, singer, 31; Jan. 26 Ellen DeGeneres, TVhost, 54; Jan. 27 Patton Oswalt, comedian, 43; Jan. 28 Elijah Wood, actor, 31. Virgo can recharge their batteries Horoscope D earAbby: I hope you can help me pass along some tips on drive-through eti-q uette to your readers. I work in the fast food industry, and on behalf of my fellow workers, may I dish out the following: Please have a general idea of what youd like before you reach the speaker. The corporate office has us on a timer, which starts ticking as soon as you pull up. Please be patient. We know youre tired of waiting behind the car ahead of you, but were trying our best to make sure you get quality food. If you have a large order or a special request, please come inside to order if possible. The people in the car behind you are waiting for their food, too. Speak clearly (but dont yell!) into the speaker. Also, although it may seem cute to you, I can barely understand your 4-year-old when she asks me for her kiddie meal. If you cant hear yourself over your car radio, I cant either. But if youre talking on your cellphone or to someone in your vehicle, I can hear you and Ive heard some wild stuff. If its raining, please turn off your windshield wipers before you reach my window. Otherwise, I get splashed. Finally, please treat me with respect. Yes, I know I only work the drivethrough at your local burger joint, but you want that burger, dont you? Working the Window in Georgia DearWorking the Window : I hope your letter will be taken to heart because it deserves to be. Personnel in the food service business often must deal with customers who are less than at their best people who are stressed, hungry and more but thats no excuse to treat the server rudely. Your suggestions are good ones, to which I would add that please and thank you are always appreciated. Now, may I please have a double with extra-crispy fries? Thank you. DearAbby: I am a single mom raising two kids. I work and also attend college full time. Every day we hear so many stories about whats wrong with the world, it makes it difficult to appreciate the good in society. Sometimes its hard for me to make my paycheck stretch throughout the entire week. The other day, I was at the store and had just enough money between my bank card, my cash and loose change to buy a small bottle of laundry detergent. Well, my bank card was declined. Abby, I was mortified. Near tears, I told the cashier to go ahead and cancel my purchase. Just then, the woman behind me set some money on the register to cover it. I thanked her. This woman, a complete stranger, helped to pick up the slack for someone she may never see again. How many people would do that? Id like to think its karma for my having helped others in the past. I would love you to print this. Maybe shell see it and know how her kindness helped me to regain trust in a society where bad eventsu sually outweigh the good. You never know when an angel is in your presence yet one was standing behind me in a checkout line. Touched in Oklahoma DearTouched: Im glad you wrote, because it gives me a chance to remind folks that while bad events do occur, they do not overshadow the good ones. The problem is that the negative events are the ones that are highlighted in the media because theyre attentiongrabbers. There are millions of caring and generous people in this country and one of them was the woman who helped you. Its very possible that someone helped her in a similar situation. Good deeds are like pebbles thrown into a pond. The ripples can spread far beyond the original splash. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send a business-sized, selfaddressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) Common courtesy turns drivethrough lane into smooth ride Dear Abby News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.


C M Y K LIVING 14B PA GE News-Sun Sunday, January 22, 2012 Sip Smart F AMILYFEATURES Getting fit and losing weight are two of the most c ommon goals people set for themselves each y ear. Between gym memberships, the latest diet t rends and miracle-promising supplements, billions of dollars get spent each year on achieving fitness goals. B ut what if one of the simplest things you could do for yourself wasnt found in a costly diet book or in an e xpensive pill?Healthy Hydration and H2OB elieve it or not, being properly hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your body. That means being i n balance the water your body loses from perspiration, breathing and other body processes is replaced by the water you consume. B ased on clinical trials on adults, published in the journal Nutrition Reviews in 2005, scientists have identified that dehydration has an impact on physical and mental performance. Even mild dehydration a loss of 1 to 2 percent of body weight can impact your mental and physical performance. In addition to being thirsty, m ild dehydration can cause headaches, decrease your alertness, concentration and memory, and reduce your endurance. So making sure you stay healthfully hydrated is an important part of taking good care of your body. And water is the key. Easy Ways to Stay HydratedGood hydration is at the heart of a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips for getting water into your daily routine: 1.Choose water instead of caloric, sweetened beverages, especially during mealtime. 2.For an easy and inexpensive thirst-quencher, carry bottled water throughout the day. 3.Give your water variety by adding slices of lemon, lime, cucumber or watermelon. 4.Choose flavored sparkling water as another zerocalorie option. 5.Drink a cup of water before and after workouts, and more if its hot or your workout is long and strenuous. Sip water throughout the workout for steady rehydration.Drink in the Facts 38 out of 50 states have obesity rates higher than 25 percent. According to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens Americas Future 2011, a report funded by Trust for Americas Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, twenty years ago no state had an obesity rate above 15 percent. The average person gets more than 20 percent of their total caloric intake each day from beverages. Research suggests this number should be closer to 10 percent. To achieve that goal, pay attention to the calories per serving in all your beverages. We drink about 450 calories a day. In 1965 we consumed only 225 calories from beverages. A2010 study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that soda, energy and sports drinks including sweetened water products are the number 4 source of calories for Americans, providing an average of 114 calories/day. Unlike soft drinks and sweetened juices, water has no calories. In fact, making a simple switch such as replacing one 140-calorie sugared beverage a day with water can reduce 50,000 calories from your diet each year, as reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Choosing water is one small healthy choice that can make a powerful difference. To learn more about healthy hydration, visit www.nestle-waters.com. Water-Containing FoodsDid you know you can also keep hydrated by eating certain foods? Food% Water Lettuce (1 1/2 cups95 Watermelon (1 1/2 cups92 Broccoli (1 1/2 cups91 Grapefruit (1 1/2 cups91 Milk (1 cup89 Orange juice (3/4 cup88 Carrot (1 1/2 cups87 Yogurt (1 cup85 Apple (one medium84Information from the American Dietetic AssociationThe Beverage PyramidThe beverage pyramid shows how many calories hide in beverages and provides a guide to how many calories per day should come from beverages. USDANational Nutrient Database for Standard ReferenceOccasion Morning coffee shop run Lunchtime combo meal Afternoon break Dinnertime Instead of... Medium caf latte (16 ounces with whole milk 20-ounce bottle of non-diet soda with your lunch Sweetened lemon iced tea from the vending machine (16 ounces Aglass of non-diet ginger ale with your meal (12 ounces Calories 265 227 180 124 796 Try... Small caf latte (12 ounces with fat-free milk Bottle of water or diet soda Sparkling water with natural lemon flavor (not sweetened Water with a slice of lemon or lime, or seltzer water with a splash of 100% fruit juice Calories 125 0 0 0 calories for the water with fruit slice, or about 30 calories for seltzer water with 2 ounces of 100% orange juice. 125 Total beverage caloriesP hoto courtesy of Getty Images