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: 05-20-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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 By SAMANTHA GHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Its become much easier to say goodbye to all those useless,expired and dangerous medications that have long crowded medicine cabinets all over Highlands County. Drug Free Highlands and each of Highlands Countys police departments teamed up Friday to unveil the newest additions to the community:the permanent medicine drop boxes. The disposal drop boxes are available for use during regular business hours (8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday) of each of the three police departments. Drop box NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, May 20, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 64 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 89 67C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Partly sunny with a T-storm in the P.M. F orecast Question: Do you think Facebook stock will prove to be a good long-term investment? Next question: Has the recently released evidence changed your opinion in the Trayvon Martin case? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online O bituaries Marian Donkin Age 88, of Sebring Milton Lacy Age 82, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 21.7% No 78.3% 099099401007 Total votes: 83 Arts & Entertainment3B Books7B Business1C Chalk Talk4B Classifieds3C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2B Pause & Consider2B Sports On TV2D 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 9 9 5 5 6 6 8 8 Courtesy photo This damsel fly is one of the many images captured by Melissa Platt for the Lake Ridge Project that is now under way. T T h h e e b b e e a a u u t t y y a a l l l l a a r r o o u u n n d d u u s s Local artists documenting what makes Lake Wales Ridge special By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING A million years a go,give or take a decade,the Florida peninsula was a chain of sandy islands covered in scrub mostly palmetto palms and small oaks. It was an extremely harsh,b ut hardy,environment able to weather everything from hurricanes to all-engulfing brush fires. As the ocean waters receded,the islands slowly connected,growingi nto the peninsula of today. One remainder of those earliest days is the Lake Wales Ridge,the spine running north/south through central Florida created by the highest elevations of the former islands. The Ridge begins near Clermont and ends near Venus,a distance of about 150 miles. For the most part, U.S. 27 runs right along the top of the spine,or immediately alongside it. Isolated for millennia,a unique ecosystem evolved. In fact,Bill Parken,coordinator of the Fish & Wildlife Commissions volunteer organization the Ridge Rangers,told the News-Sun that Highlands and Polk counties have among the highest concentrations of endemic species in the United States.Endemic is the scientific term used to describe plants and animals found only in one particular area. Two endemic species on the Courtesy photo A photograph by Chuck Oliver for the Lake Wales Ridge Project. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Animal Control Director Daryl Scott is advisingH ighlands County citizens to be aware t hat several cases of rabies have been reported in PolkC ounty. So far,only one c ase of rabies has been confirmed (in Highlands County),a fox,but folksn eed to be aware of their environment,Scott said. The Polk County Sheriffs Office Six rabies cases in Polk Co. O nly 1 case here, but Animal Control says to be aware By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Members of the city council listened to a presentation by City Manager Julian DeleonM onday night regarding the introduction of curbside recycling. The council is in favor of recycling as a matter of philosophy and had alreadyo pened a bidding process in order to weigh options. It made no decisions Monday,pending more information. The movement toward increased recycling in Florida began in 2010 when then Governor Charlie Crist signed SB 403.706 into law. Known as the 75 Percent Bill,it sets a goal of recycling 75 percent of AP studying options for recycling Scott Deleon Prescription drug drop boxes get their permanent homes News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Avon Park Director of Public Safety John King (leftgaran dispose of her unused prescription pills in the newly installed drop box at the APPD Friday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Highlands County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held its first ACT-SO luncheon May 12 at Faith Pentecostals Multipurpose Center. According to Rasheeda Moorer,the ACT-SO,or Academic,Cultural, Technological,and Scientific Olympics,is a year-long enrichment program for high school students designed to mentor and educate in the areas of academic and creative excellence culminating in an Olympics of the Mind competition. Contestants are required to be of Afro-American descent, a U.S. citizen and currently enrolled in school in grades 9-12. There are 26 categories of competition,which include the sciences,humanities,performing arts,visual arts,and business,Moorer said. This is a new thing this year. It was put together here locally in August and so we put it together quickly this Olympics of the Mind started in Highlands See ARTISTS,page 5A S ee RABIES,page 6A See RECYCLING,page 5A See NAACP,page 6A See DROP,page 6A LIVING,1B The undefeatedG oinPostal stays perfect i n Dixie Boys season SPORTS, 1DWhy Indian names?H istory of Sebrings Indian S treetsgoes way back PAGE2 A Centennial Notebook


C M Y K By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING Gloria Gilchrist was all smiles Friday morning as she witnessed a long time dream ofh ers come true right before her eyes. G ilchrist has been a Highlands County Habitat for Humanity volunteer fort he past several years,and though she has put in countl ess hours helping build homes for her fellow homeowners,she has been patient-l y waiting for the day she will get to call one of the many Habit homes her own. For six years,Cynthia has been waiting. She had the o pportunity to get a home in Masons Ridge,but she said no. She wanted to wait on this spot,said John Hawthorne,executive direc-t or of Highlands County Habitat. Amongst a crowd of local dignitaries,Rotary Clubs and friends,Gilchrist broke the ground on the foundation that will soon become herf amilys new home on Recreation Drive. A ccording to Hawthorne, Gilchrists future home will be the 165th built by Highlands County Habitat. Seven local Rotary clubs h ave teamed up as one of the major sponsors for the project. The clubs include Avon Park Breakfast Rotary,Lake Placid Noon Rotary,SebringS unrise Rotary,Rotary Club of Avon Park,Rotary Club of Highlands County,Rotary Club of Lake Placid and Rotary Club of Sebring. Greig Drury,assistant district governor of Rotary,was thrilled to be a part of the project and to see so many of the clubs come together. s good to see us all,all the clubs work together like this,said Drury. Gilchrists home is already special in her eyes,as she made clear in her address to the crowd. I cant say thank you enough. Thank you. Its been a long time,six years and Im happy. Thank you,she said. Habitat Director of Development Sarah Pallone noted how hard Gilchrist hasw orked through the years in order to get to where she is today. Cynthia worked two jobs for many years. She worked at Walmart in Avon Park before being transferred tot he Sebring location and she worked at Lowes. She has p ut in many sweat hours building homes for others and now its her turn,said Pallone. Greg Harris,District 5 C ounty Commissioner and CEO of the Highlands County YMCA,congratulated Gilchrist on her home before giving her and herf amily a free membership to the nearby YMCA,which Gilchrist happily accepted. Now you can come over and swim and work out with us as you watch your house being built,Harris said. Other sponsors,including Dale & Lori Grubb,Florida Hospital,The Jarrett Family and Gramatica SIPS International (owned by former Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Martin Gramatica), were also present at the ground-breaking. The Grubbs are the foundation sponsors for the home while SIPS International will provide the s ix insulation panels for the home. Reverend Ronald DeGenaro,Jr. closed out the ceremony praying for contin-u ed prosperity for Gilchrist, her family and her soon-tobe home. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, May 20, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 5 5 2 2 1 1 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery general; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 6 6 1 1 May 16 2527434447x:5Next jackpot $3 millionMay 12 31417323334x:2 May 9 1614172134x:2 May 18 720243234 May 17 3452531 May 16 2591834 May 15 48171826 May 18 (n 3177 May 18 (d 5122 May 17 (n 8235 May 17 (d 0273 May 18(n 854 May 18 (d 195 May 17(n 375 May 17 (d 074 May 18 216233315 May 15 2124344310 May 11 1314253914 May 8 172131438 May 16 37212843 PB: 2Next jackpot $100 millionMay 12 1024355358 PB: 22 May 9 17115556 PB: 1 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Mic-co,Mi-la-kee,Nabaw,Hi-ta-kee,Ta-seschee,Stene-wah-hee,Hoti-yee,Kat-ca-la-ni,Shont ee,Mat-lo,Tus-ca-wil-la. These are all names of streets and places in Sebring,which have created a great deal of intere st. Although the origin of these names have been explained in newspapers several times,thesep apers are normally disc arded and new residents ask the same questions. The information from the files of the lateH istorian,Allen C. Altvater,Sr.,Notes that, when George Sebring laido ut the subdivision k nown as Lakeview P lace,he asked his wife to supply names for the streets. Mrs. Sebring hada copy of a book, Seminoles of Florida, authored by Mrs. Minnie Moore Willson in 1896, and in the appendix was al ist of names of Indians living at that time. From this list,she selected enough names to design ate all the streets in the s ub-division. The only alien name was Hiawatha. Fortunately for us,she didnt select some of the o ther names that appeared on that list,such as Foston-sto-noc-ee-la or Slashing-to-goth-la-gee,or Fo-so-was-l-tos-to-nock-e e. In the early days of the famous Florida land boom,G.T. Nelson b ought Lakeview Place and promoted the sale of lots in that sub-division. In July of 1925,the following account of the City Council appeared ina local newspaper: Threatened By City Council Nelson Agrees To Anglicize Street Names in Lakeview. One councilman said as he joined the others in the attack on the defenseless Nelson, saying that anyone living on the hill would have to walk down to the corner and see what street he lived on every time he wrote a letter. Nelson admitted that he himself keeps a blueprint handy to make sure he isnt selling a Ho-ti-yee street lot to a perspective buyer of a site on Hi-takee Street. If the City legalizes the action,ll be the last one to object to changing the names,declared Mr. Nelson,and I suggest that they be named after the members of the Sebring City Council. The streets still carry the same Indian names today. Of special interest is the name Nan-ces-o-wee, which was not only applied to the street,but also to the hotel built by Mr. Sebring. For a number of years,efforts were name to change the name of Lake Jackson to Lake Nancesowee,but the public just wouldnt accept the change. Those who knew George E. Sebring personally admired and respected him and after his death in 1927,many citizens wanted to keep Indian names have long history Centennial Notebook CO MMUNITYBR IEFS By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands County Sheriffs Office stated Friday that they are seeking assistance in locating a teen missing since April. Public Information Officer Nell Hays stated in a press release Friday that Dulce Torres,15,was residing at the Hanson House at 4300 Sparta Road in Sebring and was last seen on Thursday,April 12. Dulce is a Hispanic female,approximately 5foot-11 and 105 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a yellow tank top, pajama pants with smiley faces on them,white socks and black Adidas slide shoes. Dulce has piercings in her eyebrow,tongue,ears,nose and lip. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dulce Torres is requested to contact Highlands County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Giguere at 863-402-735 or call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226TIPS(8477 Fred Wild SAC meets ThursdaySEBRING The Fred W ild Elementary School Advisory Council (SAC) will meet on Thursday at 2:45 p.m. in the media center of the school.P articipants do not need to be a voting member to attend and join in the SAC meeting. If you are a parent with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations in order to attend a school meeting,or if you need a translator,call thes chool at 471-5400 no later than three days before the meeting. APHS choir spring concert ThursdayAVON PARK The A von Park High School Choir spring concert will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdaya t First Baptist Church, 100 N. Lake Ave. A dmission is free. For more information,contact Director Joy Loomis at loomisj@highlands.k12.fl.u sor 452-4311 ext. 263.ExperienceWorks questions answeredT uesdayL AKE PLACID ExperienceWorks (formerly G reen Thumb) for seniors age 55 and older is currently offering paid training l and employment opportunities. A representative will be available to provide information and answer ques-t ions at the Lake Placid Memorial Library,205 W. Interlake Blvd. at 10 a.m., Tuesday. They may be able to help you update your job skills while earning wages. They also offer job search and resume developmenta ssistance. Call Gwen at 385-3672 ext. 324.Drum Circle set for todaySEBRING The C ommunity Drum Circle will take place behind the Sebring Civic Center,355W Center Ave.,overlooking Lake Jackson,from 3 -5 p.m. today. Everybody is welcome. B ring a chair. Bring an instrument if you have on e. B ring something to drink. B ring a friend (all ages J oin the Primal C onnection and make a j oyous sound. No experience is necessary. Play along,dance or just enjoy t he music. Some percuss ion instruments will be available for the public to use. This is a fun event fo r t he whole family. For more information c ontact Fred Leavitt, P rimal Connection,4028 238 or fred@primalconnection.org. For more information on the Primal Connection,go to primalconnection.org/.Heartland Community Chorus is back againSEBRING Director Sue Lewis has announced that the Heartland Community Chorus,whic h has performed in the past with the HeartlandS ymphony Orchestra,wil l begin rehearsals on M onday at 7 p.m. at the St. Continued on page 7A Candidate for Supervisor of Elections Gerald JedSecory was inadvertently omitted in Fridays report on individual candidate campaign finances. Secorys petition cards were successfully submitted well before the May 7 deadline. His paperwork shows no financial activity as of March 31. Snapshots See INDIAN,page 5A Habitat breaks ground on Gilchrist home News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Rotary Club presidents, local dignitaries and sponsors dig into a future home site on R ecreation Drive in Sebring Friday morning. The home will be owned by Cynthia Gilchrist, a long-time Highlands County Habitat for Humanity volunteer. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLARSoon-to-be homeowner Cynthia Gilchrist (right proudly with Highlands County Habitat for Humanity Director of Development Sarah Pallone Friday morning as sponsors and volunteers prepare to break ground at the site o f Gilchrists future home. Missing teen sought


C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIAL 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.comM ITCH COLLINSE xt. 507mcollins@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, May 20, 2012Page 3A In 2010 a student was considered on grade level when scoring a 3 on a scale of 0-6. In 2011,a student had to achieve a 3.5; this year a 4.0 A ccording to the Associated Press, however,preliminary results for this years FCAT writing test show only 27 percent of fourth graders achieved the new 4.0 threshold. That is a drastic drop from the 81 perc ent of fourth graders who reached it last year. Similar drops were recorded f or eighth and 10th graders. Setting a higher bar was only half of this years change. The new FCAT 2.0 isa more difficult test than the original FCAT. T here were concerns from the beginning about the changes,and how they would affect students,teachers and schools. The key to Floridas measurement system is annual yearly progress. That is,students have to show a years worth of progress in order to advance. Teachers have to show they helped theirs tudents achieve that years progress in order to keep their jobs. Schools have to show they helped the lowest 25 percent of struggling students improve their yearly progress by 50 percent or lose an entire grade. T he sharp drop in FCAT scores leaves everyone in the school system vulnerab le to consequences and the state open to ridicule from outside. Lower test scores do not come as a s urprise to most teachers and administrators. Concerns were raised early. T he state Board of Education,however,is amazed. Perhaps that amazement is why its response was closer to Carl Hiaasen than Horace Mann. In an emergency conference call m embers of the state board lowered the raised goal back down to the 2010 level o f 3.0 for one year only.This casts doubt on current scores and will make next years annual yearly progress math more complicated. Florida has a reputation for spending as little money as possible on education. At the same time it is gaining a reputation for being in the forefront of reform. The problem is,this years FCAT mess shows there is very little actual reform. Instead,it makes the states Department of Education look ridicul ous,threatens individual careers and treats students unfairly. H ow can a student from Florida,for e xample,compete with the cream of the crop from other states when our state test scores are so compromised? I t is time Florida set realistic goals t hat are achievable. A nd it is time to work on creating a different measurement system,one that accurately reflects a students place relative to others and his or her own potential. Isnt it time to get this straight? Me mbers of the State Board of Education decided t his week to lower the FCAT bar marking grade l evel skills after raising it each of the last two y ears. First the important news: Last Saturday James M. Ware graduated cum laude from Freed HardemanU niversity with a bachelors in Business A dministration (management). Yes,Don and I are very proud. We are alsop atting ourselves on the back for getting our y oungest child through college. We are now two for two. Yay us. A fter the graduation ceremony and the reception that followed it (where D on and I got to thank a few of Jamesteachers for p utting up with him) we swiftly went to the home we were staying at to get ready for the trip home. Don was going to fly backt o Florida,while I was going to ride back with James in his car. This was so I could have some mother-son time with my new grad before he and his father took off for theB ritish Isles for a few days. James was happy to have m y company.Two reasons played a factor here:one, with another driver in the car chances were wed make it straight through toF lorida without having to stop for minor details like sleep,and second,I had a credit card,which meant I was paying for everything.I m sure he also looked forward to spending time with me. Since we were both hungry,we decided to stop at a local Pizza Hut for lunch before hitting the road. As we sat there chatting,we began to notice that our pizza was taking a very long time to get to us. As in,more than 30 minutes long. To the restaurants credit,our server kept checking on us and apologizing for the delay. He even gave us free cheesy breadsticks and refilled our drink pitcher. I guess under certain circumstances I wouldve been ticked,but James and I were really enjoying our conversation and neither of us felt as if we wanted to rush. When we finally got out of the restaurant,we were approaching four oclock. Clouds covered the sky as we set off on what James GPS told us would be a 13hour trek to Sebring. There are some things that GPSs are unable to predict,I learned. Things such as a major rainstorm t hat cut down our speed and visibility. James was driving at the time,which Iw as grateful for. I was even more grateful for the fact t hat he drove safely,something that isnt a guarantee with a 23-year-old male. N ight gradually fell on us as we travelled through Tennessee,Mississippi, A labama,and Georgia. I was behind the wheel when w e hit Atlanta and braved the insanity that is their road system while gritting my teeth,remembering to wave at my friend Tinaw ho lives in the area and has the misfortune of driving there all the time. How did James and I pass the time? We listened to Disney soundtracks (we both enjoy them). Mostlyw e talked. Philosophy had a turn,as did his hopes and p lans for his future. We debated the concept of time for a few miles. I watched with weary eyes as time ticked on,u nable to sleep,thanks to caffeine and the need to keep James alert while he was driving. We both watched the sun come upi n the early morning hours as we headed towards home. A little more than 15 hours after wed left Pizza Hut,we pulled into our driveway here. Home and safe. I had been awake nearly 24 hours. I felt awful. I was exhausted. After saying to Don and making sure everything was OK I stumbled into bed for some much needed sleep. Monday I was still catching up on it. I wouldnt recommend pulling an all-nighter to anyone else at the tender age of 54. But to spend time with my youngest like we did? Yeah,d do it again. In a heartbeat. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail 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. Pulling an all-nighter 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.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 tt dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Ah,to be French. In the face of high taxes,high unemployment, poor economic growth,massive government spending and powerful public-sector unions that are gobbling up tax dough,the French people just voted against austerity measures to get their finances in order. President Nicolas Sarkozy, a conservative,was defeated by Socialist Francois Hollande,who promises to hire more government employees and increase the tax rate for the richto 75 percent. Im just an English major, but even I know it sounds too good to be true and therefore,probably is. The only way France can meet its massive financial obligations is to unleash its private sector to produce growth that will increase tax revenues. But that would require real reform and a bit more austerity,so to heck with that. Surely many French folks understand that increased spending cannot work,but I have to admire them for their pluck. The truth be told,I am tired of being a fiscal conservative. Im tired of having the freedom to rise or fall based on my own decisions and actions. Im tired of paying for my own health insurance,tired of worrying about bills and taxes and business insurance policies to protect against lawsuits in the event that somebody slips on a banana peel in front of a piece of ground I own. The truth be told, a part of me has rooted for President Obama, the closest thing weve ever had to a French president. I dreamed of free health insurance that somebody else would pay for. Id be able to quit working so hard and worry so much less. I dreamed of a powerful federal government that hired lots more federal workers. Could I attain such a job and the job security that goes with it? I would gladly give up the stress of having to satisfy communications clients endlessly to ensure thell keep giving me work. I dreamed that the president would use more taxpayer funds to support the arts. Might I get a massive financial grant that would allow me to cease working altogether,so I could work on the great American novel? Or maybe America could provide generous unemployment benefits like France does,allowing me to live off the fruits of otherslabors for a good long while. Sure,I know Frances socialist ways will be that countrys undoing. I know that if Frances new Socialist president actually carries out his plans,the French could face real economic collapse and be in for a world of hurt. I know that America isnt that far behind France, where our financial situation is concerned. We cannot sustain our current spending unless our economy begins to undergo massive growth and that growth will not be possible without massive reforms to our tax system and entitlement spending. But Obama hasnt shown any interest in that. Still,I dream of a government-mandated,stress-free existence. I dream of enjoying several weeks of vacation,basking in the waters of some exotic location. I dream of sitting around quaint cafes,sipping cognac and nodding approvingly as pretty women stroll by. I dream of finally being able to relax,knowing that if anybody tries to take away my government job or vacation or generous unemployment benefits,millions of people,also on the government dole,will march into the streets in my defense. Nice as it would be if America could be more French,even for a little while,I know it is just a dream. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh TribuneReview, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Easy life in France just a dream Guest Column Tom Purcell


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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, May 20, 2012Page 5A WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 6 6 6 6 Lake Wales Ridge,for example,are sand skinks and scrub jays. While the scrub habitat c an take what nature throws at,Parken said,it doesnt r eact as well to bulldozers. Which is one reason he works with the RidgeR angers to educate and raise awareness about the rare gift C entral Floridians have inherited. When one looks at the s tate of scrub habitat and development in Florida, Parken said,there are two v iews one seeing the glass half-empty,the other s eeing the glass half-full. Yes,it is true,he said that 85 percent of the preColumbian scrub is gone, but that means that 15 per-c ent is left. Thats good news, Parken said,especially because a large portion of the surviving scrub is now protected by one agency or a nother. It remains important,however,Parken added,to keep people awake to what exists. This is more than sentimental. The fact is,Parken s aid,we stand on our water supply.It is critical to preserve drainable land so rain can percolate into the aquifer. T his is why,in 2011, P arken reached out to Fred L eavitt,president of the Highlands Cultural Alliance, with the idea of a special, year-long art project area artists capturing the amazing bio-diversity of the Ridge throughout the four seasons and then putting together as how of their work. The project is now at the h alfway mark,the artists at w ork for the last six months. This is about our background,said Leavitt,referring to the overall project during an interview. It is about our home. He added there was another factor.Our local artists have been underestimated int he past,he said. This is an o pportunity to turn them l oose to go out and express (the natural world around them). At the end of the year there will be a body of work of 100s of images. That will be winnowed down to 50 works that willt ravel throughout the state o n display. Our ambition is t o get an exhibit up and trave ling that shows the beauty and the science of the Ridge. Leavitt said that part of the project will depend on private donations. Money is especially needed to frame the images in preparation for touring. F or more information or to h elp,call Leavitt at 4028238. C ontinued from page 1A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING The Florida Forest Service and the Florida Fish and WildlifeC onservation Commission Ridge Rangers Program is looking for volunteers to help plant 2,500 pine tree seedlings. T he project is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon on the weekend of June 1-2 (a Friday and a Saturday). The goal is to restore damage done to an area of the statef orest near Frostproof. The pines to be planted are l ong-leaf and slash pines. e are providing volunteers with special shovelst hat make the planting process quick and easy,Bill P arken said. Parken coordinates the Ridge Rangers,an organization of volunteers who work with conservation agencieso n and near the Lake Wales Ridge,helping to restore h abitat. The site is well into the forest,Parken said. It willb e fun for people wholl get to see some things they w ouldnt see otherwise. Parken highly advises volunteers to wear long pants,l ong-sleeved shirts and hats. Sun block and insect repellent are also recommended. W ater will be provided and a building near the site prov ides bathroom facilities. For more information call Parken at 699-3742,ext. 102 or go online to see details at http://outreach.myfwc.com/ev ent/seedlingsLWRSFDAY1 or the same address and LWRSFDAY2. Maps are posted at the website. A chance to heal a forest Artists capturing beauty of the Ridge Courtesy photo Melissa Platt captures an American bald eagle in flight. Year-long project to culminate with traveling exhibit s olid waste by 2020. The first major deadline comes December of this year when communities should be recycling 40 per-c ent of their waste. By 2014 that figure should be 50 percent; by 2016,70 percent; and by 2020,75 percent. A major purpose of the l egislation is to raise awareness and increase recycling overall. A single stream system is recommended. That means all recyclables may bem ixed together into one bin and sorted by a third party a fter collection. Deleon said a plan that has worked well in otherc ounties could also work here. It calls for only one g arbage pickup a week and one recycling pickup each week. Different bins would be provided,one for the refuse garbage,the other fori tems like plastic or glass bottles,aluminum or steel c ans,cardboard and newspapers. Deleon said the city has t wo basic options from which to choose. O ne the one hand,the city could collect in-house, using its own employeesa nd trucks. The city would deliver reusable materials to the countys recycling site on Skipper Road. There would be no fee for tipping, so the city would save money. O n the other hand,the c ity may contract the service to an outside firm. Three companies do this kind of work in Central Florida:Choice Environment,Republic and W aste Management. Until t he bidding process is complete it will be impossible to tell which company can o ffer the best deal to the city. Avon Park currently services 4,061 residential cust omers and 146 commercial accounts. Deleon said contracting out could free four employees from solid waste collect ion,allowing them to be u sed elsewhere to better e ffect. The suggested term of agreement for a contract is f ive years with two renewal o ptions. T he contractor will have t o provide the collection b ins,which will revert to the city at the close of the first five year contract. Bins would be in two sizes,64 g allons for recyclables,and 9 6 gallons for common household garbage. Continued from page 1A Recycling options discussed in AP TALLAHASSEE A fictitious hurricane is head-i ng for Tampa Bay. Hurricane Gispert next week will test Floridas ability to respond to a storm hitting the region during what state officials describe as a special event withi ncreased population. Tampa,in fact,is hosting such an event,the Republican National Convention. Fictitious hurricane heads for Tampa Bay next week


C M Y K locations are:Avon Park P olice Department 304 W. Pleasant St.; Lake Placid Police Department 8 N. OakA ve.; and Sebring Police Department 307 N. R idgewood Drive. Over the past year, Operation Medicine Cabinet, h eaded by DFH,has created ample opportunity for residents to correctly dispose of unwanted,unused and potentially dangerous medications. T he OMC program has collected thousands of pounds of pills and other drugs during its four events. In an effort to continue cor-r ect disposal as well as keeping the medications out of the h ands of Highlands County youth,DFH came up with thes olution to create these three permanent drop boxes. I was at a Drug Free Highlands meeting when they were discussing this idea fort hese boxes,said Jeff Roth executive director of The Childrens Advocacy Center. Roth basically jumped on the idea and began workingo n getting it presented to another organization. I brought it before the (Childrens Services Foundation) Council and they were wholehearted about it,Roth said. The three drop boxes were distributed to the Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring police department stations. Each of the three boxes were painted by a different business in order to bring a different personality for each of the three stations. This box was painted by donations from Bill Jarrett to match our squad cars,said Avon Park Police Sgt. Nathan Coogan. Chief John King was happy with how the box turned out and appreciative to it for cutting back on additional staff work. e inadvertently gave the police more work to do when we started these prescription t ake-backs,Roth said. According to Coogan,the APPD would get visits several times a week from residents looking to dispose of their medicines. Each time we took somet hing we had to open a case, make a case number,document it ... its a lot of hours. Now with this we collect allw e can and then just have one case open,document it and after we get the OK we can have it disposed of and incinerate it,King explained. Over at the Sebring ribbon c utting,Chief Tom Dettman was also excited to get the box in the police department. Several volunteers and i nvolved parties joined Dettman and Roth at the unveiling,each showing supp ort of the new addition to the local community. The Champion for Children Advocacy Center is one of the major sponsors oft he boxes funding the entire project,which cost $3,000. DFH Project Coordinator Amanda John and her team have worked on getting theb oxes in their permanent h omes for the past three months. John and Roth both stated that there is a fourth drop box already purchased with plans to be fixed permanently at theH ighlands County Sheriffs O ffice if and when the office d ecides to move from its downtown location. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, May 20, 2012www.newssun.com CITY OF SEBRING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; main A; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 6 6 3 3 SEBRING GAS CO.; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 5/20/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 7 7 8 8 Animal Control Section confirmed Wednesday the sixth positive rabies case int heir county for 2012. On May 11,a resident of Sand Mountain Road in Fort Meade found his two dogs with a dead raccoon. T he resident notified Animal Control and the raccoon was impounded ands ent for rabies testing. The Polk C ounty raccoon was confirmed p ositive for rabies by the state laboratory Wednesday. Distemper is a bigger problem r ight now here. We are seeing a lot of raccoons with distemper,Scott said. S cott advised anyone who even s uspected that an animal might be acting strangelys hould contact Animal Control immediately. Dont go near the animal,keep your pets away and call Animal Control, S cott said. Scott added that some simple steps could help prevent a rabies outbreak within the county. Dont feed your pets outside. If you have to feed outside,try and keep the feed cleaned up. Make sure you have your pets rabiesv accination up to date. According to a PCSO p ress release,the first case reported in Polk County was on Jan. 12,when a two-year-old dog attacked and killed a raccoon in the4 800 block of Elam Road, Lakeland. The second case was reported on March 9 when the owners of a 9-year-oldL abrador retriever found their dog barking at a bat in their yard on Lake T ennessee Drive in Auburndale. The third case w as reported on March 17 when t hree stray dogs entered onto the property on FloodC ourt in Bartow and together a ttacked and killed a raccoon. The fourth case was reported on April 29 when ar esident of Broken Arrow T rail,in Lakeland,found his dogs with a d ead raccoon. The fifth Polk case was r eported on May 4 when a man encountered a bat in the driveway of his resid ence on Pine Street in Mulberry. Scott wanted to remind residents that bats and raccoons are among the mam-m als considered to be high risk species or rabies vector species(RVS). If you think you or your pet has had an exposure,c ontact Animal Control at 655-6475. Continued from page 1A year. We only had six participants this year,and no participants from LakeP lacid. I think it was because it was our first year,Moorer said. e can accommodate as many as can apply and look for next year to have a larger range of participants, she added. Avon Park High freshmen Curtisa Wooden, Darius Burns,Leon Anderson,Josianne Fils,a junior at APHS,and APHS senior Diane Patrick competed along with Alexia Bullard,a freshman at Sebring High School. Wooden was the only student to place. She took a win a Bronze medal at the local competition for her contemporary vocal performance in the performing arts category. Each year,Gold medalists throughout the country travel to compete at the NAACP National Convention and have opportunities to win cash prizes,awards and scholar-s hips. The Highlands County ACT-SO Program is a5 01C-3 organization that can award scholarships to high school students of Highlands County. The big award is for local students to showcase their talent at both the NAACP State and National Convention. Moorer said that the Highlands County Branch of the NAACP is asking for public support in an effort to show the state and the country the talent local young people have. e are currently seeking donations so that we can provide $500 scholarships as well as pay for competitors who make nationals,Moorer said. For more information or to make donations,contact Moorer at 873-3693. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR E xecutive Director for the Childrens Advocacy Center Jeff Roth cuts the ribbon at the Sebring Police Departments permanent prescription drug drop box Friday morning. Roth is joined by (from left) SPD Chief Tom Dettman, CEO of Childrens Advocacy Center Kevin Roberts and Drug Free Highlands Program Coordinator Amanda John. Drop boxes offer permanent place to get rid of old pills Rabies cases on rise in Polk County NAACP starts ACT-SO program in county Distemper i s a bigger p roblem r ight now here. We are seeing a lot of r accoons w ith distemperD ARYLSCOTT Animal Control director GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE B y MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL A new private supply ship for the International Space Station remained stuck on the ground Saturday after rockete ngine trouble led to a last-second abort of the historic flight. All nine engines for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared to life Saturdaym orning. But with a mere half-second remaining b efore liftoff,the onboard computers automatically shut everything down. Soi nstead of blasting off on a delivery mission to the s pace station,the rocket stayed on its launch pad amid a plume of engine exhaust. Even NASAs most seas oned launch commentator was taken off-guard. Three,two,one,zero and liftoff,announced commentator GeorgeD iller,his voice trailing as the rocket failed to b udge. Wve had a cutoff. Liftoff did not occur. SpaceX president G wynne Shotwell said that high combustion chamber pressure in e ngine No. 5 was to blame and that technic ians would conduct an inspection later in the day. If the engine needs to be replaced,a spare is available. T uesday is the earliest that SpaceX can try again to send its cargo-laden Dragon capsule to the space station. S paceX rocket launch aborted


C M Y K alive the memory of his dynamic personality by dedicating one day each year as ounders Day.To add a romantic touch for publicity purposes,it was to be known as Nan-ces-o-wee Day. This idea was first put into action on Feb. 15,1930. The afternoon was devoted toa thletic events and a parachute drop from a plane piloted by Wes Raymond when Joe Crane made a perfect spot landing on the home plate at the ball field. Immediately following the close of the days program, plans were being made for next years Nancesowee Day, everyone agreeing that it had been such a great success from start to finish. The following year,elaborate plans were made for a repeat observance but an unexpected storm forced the cancellation of all events except the dedication ceremonies at Firemans Field and the morning parade, which was an outstanding success. Doyle Schumacher managed the parade again for the third Nancesowee Day Festivities,which were staged on Feb. 15,1932 and were even more colorful than the two previous occasions. Two new events were introduced that year:a flower fashion show and a street dance on West Center Avenue. Miss Eileen Elliot was a beautiful Princes Nancesowee in the parade and in the landing ceremonies at the pier. On February 15,1933,the format was changed again slightly. In place of the baseball game in the afternoon, the Sebring Firemen presented a water carnival at the pier,which was warmly received. That year,there was no parade and no landing of the princess. The reaction to the omission of the landing of the princess was so emphatic that,in 1934, the Founders Dayagenda was centered around and elaborate pageant. The Staff and Book Club provided authentic Indian costumes and organized the cast of nearly 100 citizens. A noted theatrical director from New York who happened to be wintering in Sebring directed the production. The pageant was so enthusiastically received that the following year Gov. Dave Sholtz and State Comptroller Lee came to Sebring to enjoy it. All the schools in the county were dismissed so all pupils could witness the legend of Nancesowee as portrayed by Mrs. Faith (Catogniarker as the Princess and Fred Wilde as the Prince. The legend was a beautiful romance and its production drew many visitors from all parts of the state. Again,the Staff and Book Club arranged all details and the day ended with a great fireworks display.They were ounders Daycelebrations in 1936 and in 1937. No guess is hazarded why the performance was discontinued. Stop by the Historical Society to find out more about the history of ounders Dayhere in Sebring,and while youre there,be sure to get your copy of the book Years of Sebring. Mayor George Hensley urges all citizens, groups,clubs,societies and businesses to join in the celebration. Call 863-655-5554,email events@sebring100.com,go to the website www.Sebring100.com and Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sebring Centennial. Thanks to the News-Sun for the opportunity to keep everyone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Reference this article every Sunday and you wont miss a thing! Jen Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, May 20, 2012Page 7A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 8 8 0 0 M ARTIAL ARTS (pp ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 4 4 9 9 5 5 SALA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 5/20/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 6 6 4 4 A gnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. The accompanist for the group will be Emily Hayner. Since many say that there is little to do during the summer in Sebring,herei s an opportunity for all singers. The rehearsals and concert will take into consideration the summer travels of all involved. The concert is being considered for September,so dont let yours ummer travels hamper your participation. There are no auditions and all are welcome. Call Lewis at 314-9315.SHSchorus concert TuesdaySEBRING The Sebring High S chool Choral Department will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in South Florida Community CollegesA uditorium. The public is invited to come enjoy a variety of musical selections includingc lassical,pop and spirituals performed by six choirs. The program will also f eature performances by senior vocal students who qualified for State Festival this year. Senior choral stu-d ents will be recognized at the concert. The Sebring Choirs are under the d irection of Luanne Hawk.Shrine Ladies play buncoAVON PARK The public is invite d (men,too) to play bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club,2604 S.R. 17 South on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Thee vent is open to new or experienced players. Cost is $3 per person. Call 4 71-2425 for information.Dessert Card Party slatedSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring at 4260 Lakeview D rive will host a dessert card party at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.The event is open to players of cards,bridge and other games. Cost is $3 per person. Call 214-1267 o r 382-2023 for reservations.Events at local lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFW Post 9853 in Avon Park,will host the following events this week: F riday Music by Lora Patten from 5-8 p.m. Saturday Karaoke 5-8 p.m. For more information,call 452-9853. L AKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host the following events this week: Today NASCAR (call for time Karaoke with Wild Bill (call for time Monday LOOM Officersmeeting 6 :30 p.m. House Committee 7 p.m. WOTM 7 p.m. LOOM General 7:30 p .m. Wednesday Karaoke with BobKat 6:30-9:30 p.m. T hursday Music with Frank E. 6:30-9:30 p.m. F riday Music with Larry Musgrave 7-10 p.m. Saturday Music with Big Freddie 710 p.m. Call the lodge at 465-0131. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid E lks Lodge 2661 will host the following events this week: Monday BPOE Board meeting 7:30 p .m. Tuesday BPOE Initiation 7 p.m. C all the lodge at 465-2661. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of F oreign Wars 3880 in Lake Placid,will host the following events this week: Friday Music with Tom (call for time). Saturday Bingo 2 p.m. For more information,call 699-5444. L AKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 Memorial weekend activities will be as follows: Saturday At 10 a.m.,the American Legion and Legion Riders will placef lags in the cemetery. Sunday,May 27 A barbecue from 2-4 p.m.,with music by Buddy Canova from 5-8 p.m. Monday,May 28 The flag will be l owered from 9 a.m. to noon in accordance with the law and a ceremony will be done in the big hall at 5 p.m. The ceremony will start with the Presentation of the Colors by the LakeP lacid High School JROTC led by Col. Johnson. The prayer will be done by Suzanne Krueger of the VFW Post3 880 and the featured speaker will be retired MSgt. Curt Roy,who has 30 years active service and 16 years withJ ROTC. Snacks will be served after the service. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 in Lake Placid,willh ost a Memorial Day picnic at 5 p.m., Sunday,May 27. Music to be a nnounced (call for time For more information,call 699-5444. SEBRING AMVETS Post 21 at 623 U.S. 27 South will host Euchre at1 :30 p.m. every Sunday and at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. T he post will have karaoke with Gary Daniels from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday. Pizza will be on sale. SEBRING The Sebring Elks L odge 1529,will host a Friday Buffet from 5-6:30 p.m.,on Friday. Dance to Uptown Country from 6:30-9:30 p.m. F or details,call 471-3557. Continued from page 2A S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK The significant increase in the prevalence of diabetes andc ardiovascular diseases across the United States has been a source of concern to local health care providers for several years now.S tudies have shown that the prevalence of diabetes has increased by 33 percento ver the last decade as a result of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle,the epi-d emic of obesity,the growth of ethnic groups at r isk for the disease and the aging of the population. To help address this issue t he Heartland Rural Health Network,Inc. received a R ural Health Care Services Outreach grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration, Office of Rural HealthP olicy.The grant is for a three-year period totaling $ 450,000. The funding for subsequent years is based ona vailability of funds. This grant program supports p rojects that demonstrate effective models of outreach and service delivery i n rural communities. Through this funding, HRHN will have an opportunity to expand several services while adding somen ew services that positively impact both providers and patients in chronic disease management within Highlands,Hardee,DeSotoa nd rural portions of Polk counties. B ased on the continued success of the FloridaA cademy of Family Physicians Foundation Diabetes Master Clinician Program in local practitionersoffices,HRHN willh ave the ability to offer this program to other providers interested in utilizing a data registry to help track quality indicators on diabetesa nd cardiovascular care. Funding will also continue supporting the Community Health Worker program that provides individuals with chronic disease education and support in communityb ased settings. HRHN will also be implementing a Healthy Living Nutrition Program developed by the NationalC ouncil on Aging that focuses on maintaining or improving patient wellness,w ith particular emphasis on chronic diseases,through a six-week health educationc urriculum. The last component of this grant funding i ncludes the implementation and evaluation of remote monitoring systemsi n patient's homes. Remote monitoring systems enable m edical professionals to monitor a patient remotely using various technological devices. e are truly excited a bout the opportunity to utilize several effective mode ls to increase outreach and service delivery efforts in regards to chronic diseasem anagement within our rural communities,said K elly Johnson,HRHN's Health Planning director. e anticipate that these s ervices will improve health resource utilization and adoption of healthier behaviors while contributing to quality chronic diseasem anagement within our service area. Rudy Reinhardt,executive director,stated,he Heartland Rural HealthN etwork is enormously pleased with the support a nd the financial assistance being provided by theH ealth Resources & Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy by the funding of this grant. H RHN is one of nine notfor-profit rural health networks in the State of Florida. For more information on these services oro ther programs offered by HRHN visit www. hrhn.org or call 452-6530. HRHN receives $450K grant to focus on Chronic Disease Management Continued from page 2A Indian street names picked by founders wife CO MMUNITYBR IEFS MARIAN DONKIN Marian Jean Donkin,88, went home to be with theL ord on Sunday,May 13, 2012. She was a resident of Sebring,Fla.,and was in hospice care. She was born on Aug. 19, 1923 in Burr Oaks,Mich. She was married to Ralph F.D onkin in 1949. She was a secretary and m usic instructor. Marian is survived by her loving daughter,Carolyn Donkin of Sebring,Fla.; step-daughters,Pat Hogan ofO zark,Mo.,and Joanne Johnson of San Marcos, Calif. She was preceded in death by her father,Dean M.H atch; her mother,Mary J. Hatch,and her husband, Ralph F. Donkin. A memorial service will be held at The Palms of Sebring with Pastor Joe DeHart offi-c iating on Tuesday,May 22, 2012 at 10 a.m. MILTON LACY Milton R. Lacy,age 82,of Lake Placid,passed away onM ay 18,2012. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude Lacy; sons,Milton Lacy Jr. (RitaH endricks (Donna ter,Carol Strock (Chuck s ister,Kay Grob; brother, Allen Lacy; and two grandchildren. Cremation arrangements by: S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home S ebring,Florida OBITUARIES TALLAHASSEE (AP Floridas unemployment rate dropped to 8.7 percent even though the state lost jobs in April because thousands of people left thel abor force. The Department of E conomic Opportunity reported on Friday that Aprils seasonally adjusted rate declined by 0.3 percentage point to its lowestl evel in more than three years but it remained above the national jobless figure. Federal officials earlier this month announced then ations unemployment rate dropped from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent in April mainly because more people gave up looking for work. Thats also what happened in Florida. The states civilian labor forced eclined by 28,000 workers in April,leaving 804,000 F loridians unemployed out of a labor force of nearly 9.3 million. Gov. Rick Scott,though, hailed the unemploymentf igures as good news,saying the continued drop in Floridas unemployment rate is proving our economy is on the path to recoverya nd Floridians are getting back to work. States jobless rate drops to 8.7 percent In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


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C M Y K LIVING B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, May 20, 2012 Photos courtesy of Getty ImagesFAMILY FEATURES When was the last time you ate three meals in a day? What was the last snack you had? If you can answer the snack question faster than you can answer the meals question,its not surprising. Todays on-the-go,24/7 lifestyle has created a nation of snackers. In fact, about half the nation eats fewer than three meals in a day,according to a survey for EmeraldBreakfast on the go!Blends. Instead,people average two meals and three snacks in a 24-hour period. And no matter how health-conscious people are,more than two-thirds (69 percent on what they want vs. foods with the nutrients they need. The good news is,that if you do it right,snacking can help you satisfy your cravings and give your body what it needs.Snack AttacksS nacks can help boost your energy in between meals and keep you from eating too much when you do sit down for those meals. But not everyone is snacking wisely. Nearly half (48 percenteyed said they would be more embarrassed to tell people what they snacked on during the last week than reveal how much they weigh. Banishing enjoyable snacks altogether,however,may just increase your cravings. T he Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says its ok to give in to cravings when looking at the total diet or overall pattern of food eaten. The organization says all foods can fit into a healthy eating pattern if consumed in moderation with appropriate portion size and regular physical activity. Making some smart substitutions and indulging in the occasional treat can go a long way toward helping you stick to your healthy eating goals. (See sidebar,What are you hungry for?for substitution tips.)Become a Fan of Fruit The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that reaching for fruit can help satisfy a sweet tooth at the same time it gives you nutrients like vitamins A and C,folate,potassium,fiber and phytonutrients. Here are some delicious fruit snack ideas:Fruit pops:Freeze pureed fruit or juice in ice cube trays or paper cups with wooden sticks. Try mango,papaya,apricots or orange juice.Fruit mix:Mix dried fruits in a zip-top bag:apple slices,apricots,blueberries,cherries,cranberries,pear slices and raisins.Frozen chips:Slice bananas,seedless grapes,and/or berries into thin rounds and spread them flat on a baking pan and cover. Freeze and serve frozen as a fun snack.Frugurt:Slice favorite fruits to top low-fat yogurt.Mix Things UpCombining the craving food with a wholesome one is a great solution says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. For example,if you crave sweets,a banana dipped in chocolate sauce or almonds mixed with chocolate chips are good options. As a beneficial bonus,youll satisfy a craving and get positive nutrients from those good-for-you foods. If youre a chocolate lover,try Emerald Breakfast on the go! Smores Nut Blend. Cocoa roasted almonds,honey roasted peanuts and granola give you some energy,protein and fiber while you also enjoy the sweetness of chocolate,marshmallows and coconut.Size MattersIts easy to get carried away with the size of your snacks. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that 100 to 200 calorie,nutrient-dense snacks can satisfy hunger,keep you on your weight control plan,and make your mouth happy. Here are some great tasting,portion-controlled snacks that will help keep you on track:1 cup sliced bananas and fresh raspberries2 cups of carrots3 1/2 cups air-popped popcorn5 Melba toast crackers,rye or pumpernickel2 tablespoons of peanuts2 domino-sized slices of low-fat Colby or cheddar cheese1 fat-free chocolate pudding cupEmerald Breakfast on the go! Oatmeal and Nut Blends You really can enjoy eating healthier all it takes is a little snack sense. For more information and money-saving coupons,visit www.emeraldbreakfastonthego.com. SurveySays...The Emerald Breakfast on the go! survey revealed some interesting insight into Americanssnacking habits:Most snacking happens in the late morning (43 percent afternoon (41 percentOnly17percentsaidthatmomwouldapproveofalltheirsnackchoices.A lot of people are like kids in a candy store when it comes to choosing snacks. 31 percent said they buy whatever snack catches their eye.Snacks rule 46 percent couldnt live without their favorite TV show,but 54 percent couldnt live without their favorite snack. WhatAreYou HungryFor?The next time you find yourself craving some chips or a few cookies,try one of these better choices for your snack:Sweet Instead of cookies or ice cream,try creamy lowf at Greek yogurt sweetened w ith honey.Salty If you want chips and dip,try dipping veggies into a mixture of Greek yogurt and onion soup mix. Chocolate Buy some bitesized candy bars,or sugar free chocolates. Limit yourself to one. Also,sip some low fat cocoa made with skim milk.Creamy Dip carrots or whole grain pita bites into guacamole.Starchy Try a baked sweet potato. Its full of vitamins,minerals and antioxidants.Crunchy Crunch on Emerald Breakfast on the go! Berry Nut Blend,with nuts, fruit and granola clusters.Meaty Enjoy chicken or turkey on whole grain bread.46% of people wouldnt be able to live without their favorite TV show. 54% couldnt live without their favorite snack.46% 54%


C M Y K Dear Abby: My father a bsolutely refuses to turn off the ignition when fueling his car,despite the warning signs at the pump. How can I convince him to stop endangering himself and my mother? Worried Down South Dear Worried: Motorists are instructed to Stop Motorwhile refueling for good reason. Gasoline is highly flammable. However, it is not actually the liquid that burns. Even at temperatures as low as 45 degrees, gasoline gives off vapor. It is the vapors that ignite. Gasoline vapor is heavier than air,so when it ignites,it does so at ground level. All it takes to create a violent explosion is fuel vapors, enough oxygen and a source of ignition. A spark from a cigarette,a hot exhaust pipe, faulty wiring,static electricity or the vapor reaching an open flame all can cause gasoline vapors to explode. Please show this item to your father. Perhaps it will convince him to be more safety conscious. If there is an attendant at the gas station your father frequents, frankly,I am shocked that the person hasn't insisted your father turn off the engine. Dear Abby: My husband loves to cook and hes very good at it. Every night whenI get home from work,he greets me with a huge meal. Problem is,I feel obligated to eat it even when Im not the least bit hungry. Every morning,he asks me what I want for dinner. I prefer my main meal at noon and a very light meal or none at all at the end of the day. How can I get him to stop cooking for me without hurting his feelings? I know he does it because he loves me, but I feel I am being forced to eat food I really don't want. Stuffed in San Antonio Dear Stuffed: I presume youre a new bride,because otherwise you would have already learned how to communicate openly with your husband while still being tactful. Try this: Honey,youre killing me with kindness. If I keep eating like this,ll have to invest in an entire new wardrobe. My metabolism works better if I have my main meal at noon and very little if anything in the evening,so please help me by not making these large dinners because they're too t empting to resist. P.S. If cooking is his creative outlet,why not suggest he go all out once a week and invite another couple? Dear Abby: My daughter recently became engaged to a wonderful young man. I have looked forward to planning her wedding for years. She always said she wanted to be married in our hometown, but now she says they want to get married near where he lives,which is four hours from where I live. I feel she has been persuaded to do this. Im paying for the wedding and work full time,and I'm really stressing about planning the dream wedding she wants from far away. Weddings are usually in the brides hometown for obvious reasons,but Im concerned her mind was changed by his family for their convenience. What do I do? Just the Brides Mom Dear Just: Have a frank talk with your daughter and ask why she changed her mind. Tell her that you have dreamed of planning her wedding for years,but the c hange of venue is causing stress for you. Then ask if she would prefer you just give her a check for the amount you can afford,and whether it would be more practical for her to do the planning herself. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was found ed by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, May 20, 2012www.newssun.com FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 5/18/12 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 0 0 1 1 DIVERSIONS INSERTABLEB y W. NEDIGER & A. 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Sparks' org. 81 Shepherd's comment83 Cookout aid 85 Missing something 88 Title for Brahms 90 Berry rich in antioxid ants 94 Tugboats, at times 9 5 "CHiPs" actor 96 Watering hole 98 One issuing a citat ion? 100 Penetrate the mind1 01 Gulf War reporter P eter 102 Father on a base 1 04 Slyly cutting 1 06 An official language of Sri Lanka 108 Knockoff1 09 Sec 110 Hodgepodge 112 River originating in Cantabria 114 DH stats1 16 Simple earring 118 Short order? 120 Criticize 1 21 Big Band __ Solution on page 7B In my own plans and thoughts,I would have orchestrated thingsa bit differently. But,at that particular time in my life having beena single mom for a bout seven years I had finally yielded my future to the Lord. So when my son and I went biking at a new parkw hile meeting up with a Christian singles group I a ssociated with occasionally,my only plan was to have a great day with mys on and some fellowship with other believers. B ut God had some different plans. That day I would meet my future husband. Coincidence or P rovidence? Children of God dont s ee unexpected events as coincidence because we believe in Gods providen-t ial hand on our lives every detail. Therefore, e ven though I didnt know Ken or if Id even see him again,the day unfolded in aw ay that caused my mind to swirl and my heart to beat a little faster. I found that if I tried to dismiss the thought (even w hile praying!) Kens smile infiltrated my thinking. This was a bit stressful since the Lord also included another little gem (two actually)t hat I hadnt considered in my old plans two more sons. However,when we yield to the Lord and open our hearts to his ways,he blesses us beyond what we can think,hope or imagine. I love that verse in Isaiah5 5:8,NKJV,that says,or My thoughts are not your thoughts,nor are your ways Myw ays,says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth,so are My ways higher than your ways,and My thoughts thany our thoughts. There were times I tried t o help God out in orchestrating everything. But I learned to let him unfoldt he beauty of this new relationship and unravel any t angles that snagged it. Therefore,it was good for me to focus on the Lord in prayer and his word; then watch for him throughoutt he day.With my mind and heart filled with his word a nd having on-going conversations with him,I became like a child on tip-t oes looking out the window for an expected visitor. T hat picture is real when our grandchildren know we are coming. Their everym ovement is with tiptoe expectancy,checking at the window often to see if we a re pulling into their driveway. It is how we should l ive in Gods presence everyday. So the next time you hear yourself say,What a coincidence!Stop. And insteadr emember Providence. Selah J an Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Coincidence or Providence? M etro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries,you have been working hard and this diligence is starting to pay off. This week you may experience a setback,but keep working hard and youll handle it. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,its all about your career goals this week. If you run your own company,use this time to scout for new business. If not,its time to seek a new position. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Its an exciting time for you,Gemini. You may decide to head to the airport and book a trip somewhere off the beaten path. Otherwise,a series of day trips could be fun. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,you have finances on the mind,and with good reason and mostly out of necessity. That is because youve had a few expensive purchases that are tallying up. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,this is an enjoyable time because you are being pushed along by dreams and inspiration,opening upa score of possibilities to keep you busy and happy. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,responsibilities and hard work have dominated your days,leaving little time for moments of pleasure. Things will even out soon enough. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,you have built up some momentum on projects that are dear to you,but expect things to slow downa little bit now.You may need a final push of inspirat ion to finish the goal. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,if you have been pitching a new creative idea,you will likely get word this week about whether the idea will come to fruition and be successful. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius,for some reason the smooth course you have been on takes a sharp detour in the next few days. Either you can adjust to the change or be left behind. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,there are only a few more opportunities to seek a pay increase. Muster the strength to go into a supervisors office and make your case known. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,if there is an important person you need to see or talk to,now is the time to do so. Dont wait any longer because it will relate to some future activities. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,a shift of the stars brings about remarkable change in your personal life. Positivity reigns fora few weeks. Famous birthdaysMay 20 Tony Stewart, NASCAR champ,41; May 21 Lisa Edelstein,actress, 46; May 22 Ginnifer Goodwin,actress,34; May 23 Jewel,singer,38; May 24 John C. Reilly,actor, 47; May 25 Lauryn Hill, singer,37; May 26 Lenny Gemini is ready to schedule a trip ... or two Father fueling car as engine runs is taking dangerous risk P ause And Consider Jan Merop Dear Abby Your Daily PaperDelivered the same way for the past 85 years. s


C M Y K By MESFIN FEKADU A ssociated PressL ike the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul,Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty the Queen of Disco. Y et unlike Michael Jackson or Aretha Franklin, it was a designation she wast comfortable embracing. I grew up on rock n r oll,Summer once said when explaining her reluctance to claim the title. Indeed,as disco boomed then crashed in a single decade in the 1970s,S ummer,the beautiful voice and face of the genre with p ulsating hits like I Feel Love,ove to LoveYou Babyand Last Dance,w ould continue to make hits incorporating the rock roots s he so loved. One of her biggest hits,She Works Hard for the Money,came in the early 1980s and relied on a smoldering guitar soloa s well as Summers booming voice. Y et it was with her disco anthems that she would have the most impact in music,a nd its how she was remembered Thursday as news s pread of her death at age 63. Summer died of cancer T hursday morning in Naples, said her publicist Brian Edwards. Her family r eleased a statement saying they are at peace celebrati ng her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Luminaries from Aretha Franklin to Dolly Parton and Barbra Streisand mournedt he loss,as did President Barack Obama,who said he and Michelle were saddened to hear of the passing of the five-time Grammy winner. Her voice was unforgettable,and the music industryh as lost a legend far too soon,he said. Our t houghts and prayers go out to Donnas family and her dedicated fans. It had been decades since that brief,flashy momentw hen Summer was every inch the Disco Queen. Her glittery gowns and long eyelashes. Her luxurious hair and glossy,openl ips. Her sultry vocals,her bedroom moans and sighs. She was as much a part of the culture as disco balls, polyester,platform shoes and the musics pulsing, pounding rhythms. Summers music gave voice to not only a musical revolution,but a cultural one a time when sex,race, fashion and drugs were being explored and exploited with freedom like never before in the United States. Her rise was inseparable from discos itself,even though she remained popular for years after the genre she helped invent had died. She won a Grammy for best rock vocal performance for Hot Stuff,a fiery guitar-based song that represented her shift from disco to more rock-based sounds,and created another kind of anthem with She Works Hard for the Money,this time forw omens rights. Elton John said in a statem ent that Summer was more than the Queen of Disco. Her records sound as good today as they ever did. That she has never beeni nducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace especially when I see the second-rate talent that has been inducted,hes aid. She is a great friend to me and to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and I will miss her greatly. Summer may not have liked the title and later became a born-again Christian,but many remembered her best for her early years,starting with the sinful Love to LoveYou Baby. Released in 1975,a breakthrough hit for Summer and for disco,it was a legend of studio ecstasy and the genres ultimate sexual anthem. Summer came up with the idea of the song and first recorded it as a demo in 1975,on the condition that another singer perform it commercially. But Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart liked the track so much that he suggested to producer Giorgio Moroder they re-record it, and make it longer what would come to be known asa disco disc. Summer had reservations a bout the lyrics Do it to me again and again but imagined herself as a movie star playing a part as if she were Marilyn Monroe. Sos he agreed to sing,lying down on the studio floor,in darkness,and letting her imagination take over. Solo and multitracked,she whis-p ered,she groaned,she crooned. Drums,bass, strings and keyboards answered her cries. She simulated climax so many times that the BBC kept count:23, in 17 minutes. What started as a scandal became a classic. The song was later sampled by LL Cool J,Timbaland and Beyonce,who interpolated the hit for her jam Naughty Girl.It was also Summers U.S. chart debut and the first of 19 No. 1 dance hits between 1975 and 2008 second only to Madonna. Summer,real name LaDonna Adrian Gaines,was born in 1948 in Boston. She was raised on gospel music and became the soloist in her church choir by age 10. There was no question I would be a singer,I just always knew. I had credit in my neighborhood,people would lend me money and tell me to pay it back when I got famous,Summer said ina 1989 interview with The Associated Press. Before disco,she had already reinvented herself several times. She sangM otown songs with local groups in Boston as a teenager,then dropped out of school in the late 1960s and switched to pyschedelicr ock after hearing Janis Joplin. An attempt to get a part in the musical Hair led her to get the principal role in Munich. She stayed in Germany for five years,w orked in other productions and modeled. M eanwhile,she was performing in operas,singing backup for Three Dog Nighta nd other groups and releasing songs of her own. A marr iage to Helmuth Sommer didnt last,but the singer did hold on to her ex-husbands last name,changing it to Summer.By 1974,she hadm et producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte a nd released her first album, Lady of the Night,to success in Europe. T hen came Love to Love You Baby,her memorable U .S. debut. Through the rest of the disco era she burned up the charts:She was theo nly artist to have three consecutive double-LPs hit No. 1,Live and More,Bad G irlsand On the Radio. She was also the first female a rtist with four No. 1 singles in a 13-month period, according to the Rock Hall of Fame,where she was a nominee this year but wasp assed over. Musically,she began to change in 1979 with Hot Stuff,which had a tough, rock nroll beat. Her diverse sound helped her earn Grammy Awards in the dance,rock,R&B and inspirational categories. S ummer said grew up on rock nroll and later covered the Bruce Springsteen song Protection. I like the Moody Blues, t he Beatles and the Rolling Stones as well as Aretha Franklin,Dionne Warwick, the Supremes and Temptations,she said. Id idnt know many white kids who didnt know the Supremes; I dont know many black kids who dont know the Moody Blues. Warwick said in a statem ent that she was sad to lose a great performer and dear f riend. My heart goes out to her husband and her children,W arwick said. Prayers will be said to keep them strong. S ummer later became a born-again Christian and was accused of making anti-gay comments in relation to the AIDS epidemic a particu-l ar problem for a woman who was and remains a gay i con. Summer denied making the comments,but became the target of a boycott. R eligion played an important role in her later life, s aid Michael Levine,who briefly worked as her publicist. Her passion in her life, besides music,was God, spirituality and religion. She h eld a bible study class at her home every week,he s aid. Summer released her last album,Crayons,in 2008. It was her first full studio album in 17 years. She alsop erformed on American Idolthat year with its top female contestants. Summer is survived by her husband,Bruce Sudano,and three daughters,Brooklyn, Mimi and Amanda. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, May 20, 2012Page 3B 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 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 5/6, 20; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 5 5 1 1 8 8 GOSSETT LAW OFFICE; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 5/13,16,20,23,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 7 7 3 3 5 5 Disco Queen Donna Summer endured after era faded MCT photos Donna Summer, shown above in 2010 and at right in 1979, died of cancer Thursday in Naples. She was 63. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Her records sound a s good today as they e ver did. That she has never been inducted into the R ock n Roll Hall of F ame is a total disgrace especially when I see the second-rate talent that has been inducted.ELTONJOHN m usic legend 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 Page 4BNews-SunSunday, May 20, 2012www.newssun.com PRECISION SAFE & LOCK; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 5 /6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 5 5 2 2 5 5 LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 5 5 6 6 6 6 Courtesy photo Bruno Litwinski presents a memento, a flag, to the Avon Park High School Air Force Jr. ROTC cadets in appreciation for their sponsoring his Honor Flight to Washington D.C. on May 12. A plane took 52 World War II veterans to see the memorial dedicated to them on the mall in DC; it was a thrilling and touching event for them and also the Rotary members that were guardians on the trip. Cadet Major Katherine Norman accepted the flag on behalf or her classmates. Standing with them was Chief Dennis Green, who has been a great asset to the community, helping the cadets with many volunteer projects over the years. S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Lake Placid H igh School junior Niel Matheis earned the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240 $1,000 flight training scholarship. N iel has flown as an EAA Young Eagle and is a student i n the Lake Placid High School Aerospace program. EAA Chapter 1240 awardsf light training scholarships to high school juniors that will h elp the student earn their pilot's license by the time they graduate high school. Last year's recipients LPHS high school senior R honi Gavagni completed her pilot training on May 7. L PHS senior Taylor Allcorn has soloed and is completing his training. T he Experimental Aircraft Association has thousands of c hapters world-wide where members pursue their passion and interest in aviation. Thisi ncludes building and restoring aircraft,flying vintage and historic Warbirds and b ringing people together who have an interest in aviation. O ne of the major goals of EAA is to involve more youth in aviation as they explore their interest in aviation,supporting the school's STEMc urriculum (Science, Technology,Engineering, and Math) and helping youth explore career opportunities in aerospace and aviation. Additional information about EAA and the EAAY oung Eagles program is available on EAA's home p age is available at www.eaa.org. The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org. EAAC hapter 1240 meets every third Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Sebring Regional Airport. Student and family memberships are available. L PHS Matheis earns EAA Flight Training scholarship Special to the News-SunTAMPA The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety just released a study that shows a strong associa-t ion between the number and age of passengers present in a vehicle and the increased risk of a teen driver dying in a traffic crash. The report,Teen Driver Risk in Relation to Age and Number ofP assengers,found the likelihood of a 16or 17-year-old driver being k illed in a crash,per mile driven, increases with each additional young passenger in the vehicle. C ompared to driving with no passengers,a 16or 17-year-old driv ers fatality risk: Increases 44 percent when carrying one passenger younger than 21 (and no older passengers Doubles when carrying two p assengers younger than 21 (and no older passengers). Quadruples when carrying three or more passengers younger than 21 (and no older passengers C onversely,carrying at least one passenger aged 35 or older cuts a t een drivers risk of death by 62 percent,and risk of involvement in any police-reported crash by 46 per-c ent,highlighting the protective influence that parents and other adults have in a vehicle. T he study analyzed data on crashes and the number of miles driven b y 16and 17-year-olds to assess the effect on a teen drivers safety with passengers in the vehicle. Despite recent progress,the new report confirms that carrying youngp assengers (under 21 major risk factor for 16and 17year-old drivers. e know carrying young passengers plays a large role with teen drivers. Not only does it represent the freedom to be with friends,buti s sometimes the lending hand that parents rely on for picking up y ounger siblings from school,said Michele Harris,AAA director, Traffic Safety Culture,The Auto Club Group. These findings should send a clear message to familiest hat parents can make their teens safer by refusing to allow them to get in the car with other young people,whether there behind the wheel or in the passenger seat. Additionally,given the significant d ecrease in risk seen when adults 35 and older were present,parents and guardians can also help protect novice teen drivers by spending more time with them in the vehicle. C onsider these steps for keeping your teen safe behind the wheel: Know the graduated driver licensing system for your state,and remember:even if the law doesnt set a passenger limit,parents can. Sign a parent-teen driving agreement that stipulates teens will not ride as passengers of teen drivers without a parents advance permission. Provide transportation alternatives for teens who honor that pledge. Talk with other parents so they know the rules for your teen and will help enforce them. Spend time as a passenger when your teen is behind the wheel.Y our presence and your guidance help make your teen a safer driver. Visit http://www.teendriving.aaa.com/ for resources that can help teens become safer drivers. AAA and the AAA Foundation f or Traffic Safety have long-standing commitments to improving teen d river safety through research and the development of science-based tools and resources. For a copy of the study,or to learn more about our work in thisf ocus area,visit http://www.aaafoundation.org/. For additional resources,visit http://www.teendriving.aaa.com/. More teens in car with young driver means more danger CHALKTALK Teen driver fatality risk quadruples with three or more young passengers Metro Services A recent study shows that the more teens that are in a car being driven by a teen, the more danger there is of a fatal accident. Litwinski present flag to APHS JROTC These findings should send a clear message to families that parents can make their teens safer by refusing to allow them to get in the car with other young people, whether theyre behind the wheel or in the passenger seat.MICHELEHARRIS A AA director of Traffic Safety Culture The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K What can be bigo r small, shallow or deep,but always resultsf rom the same geologic process? The a nswer is sinkholes, a phenomenon that may strike fear into any homeowner. T he idea of the earth opening up and swallowing whatever sits on its surfacei s not a comforting one. But how does this opening of the earths crust happen?W hat causes sinkholes and why do they happen in one l ocation and not another? The place we now call Florida was once coveredw ith water. The shallow seas that b lanketed the land held a combination of chemicals in the water,plants and animals. These combined elements r esulted in limestone deposits beneath the sea. A s years went by,the water level dropped and the land became exposed leavinga sandy covering over the limestone base. T his limestone is thousands of feet thick and is laid down in layers. E ach layer has a different chemical makeup. Some layers are harder and thicker than others. Because of the variation in t hese layers,often they may crack,break and dissolve. Sinkholes are generally found where the limestone rock below the land surfacei s dissolved by circulating ground water,which is usua lly slightly acidic. As the rock dissolves,spaces and caverns are formed underground. T he land on the surface may stay in tact for some t ime above these open spaces. But once the support gives way,a sinkhole isf ormed. Sinkholes are not always a c ompletely natural phenomenon. Man has attributed greatly to the development o f these openings in the earths surface. Retention ponds,buildings,heavy traffic,changes in drainage,drilling vibra-t ions and sudden decline in groundwater levels can all contribute to the development of sinkholes. According to the S outhwest Florida Water Management District,there a re different types of sinkholes. Limestone solution sinkholes occur when limestonei s exposed at the surface of is covered by a thin layer of s oil. The limestone is subject to both physical and chemi-c al processes that break down the rock. When this b reakdown occurs,it usually forms a cavity or void. Due to the natural diss olving of limestone,these sinkholes develop continuously,but slowly. Cover-Subsidence sinkholes occur where the sandl ayer may be as thick as 50 to 100 feet,with very little clay below it. The dissolving limestone is replaced by granules ofs and that cascade down to fill the void. T hese types of sinkholes are only a few feet in diameter and depth. Their small size is due to the fact thatt he cavities in the limestone cannot develop to appreciab le size before they are infilled with sand. Cover-collapse sinkholes occur when the clay bridge that is formed collapses.T here is generally more clay in deeper sediments. The clay acts as a cohesive in the soil,which may create a bridge type of struc-t ure over the cavities that have formed underground. When the clay bridge collapses,this type of sinkhole is formed. F ortunately there are some warning signs that can be heeded regarding sinkhole development. Take notice if a door or w indow in your home begins to jam. If your door suddenly doesnt close,knocksa gainst the top of the frame or scrapes the carpet,it may indicate that your housesf oundation has shifted. Windows may also stop slidi ng and stick halfway when opening. Watch for tilting fence p osts and trees. Look for cracks in f loors,walls,pavement and the surfaces of the ground. Beware of small ponds that form when it rains where they never collectedw ater before. Check nearby wells for t urbidity in the water. Be aware of circular areas of vegetation that wilt, which may be an indication that moisture that was previo usly available is draining into the sinkhole below the ground. Watch out for cracks on sidewalks and driveways. Look for previously buried parts of your house foundation becoming exposed. Check for exposed tree r oots that previously were underground. These signs may not necessarily mean you have a sinkhole under your house,b ut it wont hurt to do a periodic check just to be on the safe side. I f you are unfortunate enough to experience a sinkhole on your property makes ure to provide safety measures to family and pets. S ecure any valuables if it is possible to do so safely. Get in contact with your i nsurance company,and building inspector. M ake sure to mark the sinkhole area so that others are aware that it is there. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, May 20, 2012Page 5B PREVENTION PLUS/KANDI LAMBERT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, n ew satellite office; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 0 0 2 2 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main university cente; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 7 7 4 4 Sinkholes strike fear in any Florida homeowner News From T he W atershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo S inkholes are generally caused by water that erodes certain types of rock. This erosion takes place under the ground and is similar to how caves are formed. NEWS-SUN 385-6155


C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, May 20, 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 listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake P lacid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 1 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 A waiting His Coming.orshiping 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 471-0924. 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, FL 33825.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 at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. 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:4536986.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. M orning 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.childres 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 with Childrens 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 6 p.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, FL 33852 (863Website: 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 the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 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, FL 33825. 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, FL 33876.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 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half 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, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the 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.A nursery 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 and 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, past or.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 3823695 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.CONFESSION: First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.; Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.;Or by appointment with any priest. WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday Vigil:4 p.m.;Sunday:8 and 10 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass:noon;Last Sunday of the month:2 p.m.(Creole/French); Sunday Family Mass 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).DAILY MASS SCHEDULE:Monday through Friday:8 a.m.and noon;Saturday:9 a.m. 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 Cornerstone Christian Church 1850 US 27 South, Avon Park, FL 33825 (Saxon Hall in Reflection Community).Bill Raymond, Minister.Sunday, 10 a.m.Worship; Communion is available each week.Thursday, 7 p.m.Home Fellowship Group.Our goal is:Love Christ Love People.For more information call 453-7679 or 4538929. 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; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First C hristian 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, FL 33870.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, FL 33875.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 at4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free 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, FL 33870. 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, FL 33870;385-7443. Minister:Kevin Patterson.Times of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Bible Class, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 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, FL 33852. 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 ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. 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 By JOCELYN NOVECK A P National WriterN EW YORK ( You could call Elisabeth Badinter a very lucky woman. Its not just that shes wealthy,successful,a respected scholar and a best-selling writer inh er home country,France (yep,she gets to live in Paris,too.) Its also that Badinter,who specializes in provocative books about feminism and motherhood i ncluding The Conflict,just released in the United States has never heard the expression Mommy Wars. Ah,quelle horreur!is her succinct response upon hearing thet erm (Translation:How awful!) The unspoken corollary:the M ommy Wars are a very American phenomenon. And they are very much in the n ews these days. The confluence in less than a month of a campaignt rail scuffle involving Mitt Romnes wife,Ann; Badinters new book; and most of all a provocative magazine cover conveniently tied to Mothers Day has led to a burst of online chatter and a renewal of those Mommy Warsheadlines. But it has also led to reflection, and calls for a cease-fire in those same wars,as well as a jettisoning o f the phrase itself. Arent we finally ready,some are asking,to give it a rest,and acknowledge what many already feel that there are lots of ways to be a goodm other? s time to end the Mommy Wars,wrote Jen Singer recently on her blog,Mommasaid.net. How about we all stop arguing over which mom works harder andw hether or not Ann Romney worked at all and who bakes a bett er cookie,Hillary Clinton or Barbara Bush? So whos with me?wrote a nother prominent mommy blogger,Katie Allison Granju. Who w ill join my proposed campaign of non-violent resistance against the mommy wars? The term Mommy Warshas been around for at least twod ecades it appeared in a 1990 Newsweek piece on the struggle b etween working and stay-at-home mothers. But the term seems to have expanded to encompass any divisive parenting issue,and its r ecycled every time a new motherhood controversy arises. So headline writers sprung to action when a Democratic consultant remarked on CNN in April thatA nn Romney never worked a day in her life and thus was illequipped to educate her husband on the economic concerns of American women. When Romney countered that r aising five sons was hard work indeed,the consultant,Hilary R osen,quickly apologized and called for peace in this phony war.But the episode dovetailedn icely with the U.S. release soon after of Badinters book,The C onflict:How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women, which argues that women are held back,imprisoned even,by the current emphasis on naturalmother-h ood including extended breastfeeding,co-sleeping,and so-called attachment parenting. The 68-year-old Badinter emphasizes that shes not writing about American women in her book. But i s clear to her and everyone else that the issues she addresses are more pressing in the United States than in France. Its true that it exists more in your country,shes ays,speaking in French. Its a small minority in France,but I am still hearing it here,from young women,and I wanted to write about it to stop it from getting bigger. B adinter has caused controversy before,arguing,for example,that t here is no such thing as a maternal instinct.She has long been associated with feminist causes,b ut this time,she feels whats holding women back is not men,but o ther women,and even (unwittingly) children,with the demands of naturalmotherhood. Especially the emphasis on breast-feeding. We assign this guilt to women who dont breast-feed,she says. Think how that weighs on each mother. Its a duty!A duty of health!I fight against that. Which brings us to last weeks Time Magazine cover. T he article was about attachment parenting and its longtime guru, Dr. Bill Sears. But on the cover was not Sears but Los Angeles stay-at-home mom Jamie LynneG rumet,26,with her 3-year-old son standing on a chair,suckling at her breast. As attention-getting as the photo well,maybe not quite was the headline:Are YouM om Enough? Some moms were certainly angry enough. No,I am not Mom enough, wrote family columnist Lisa Belkin at the Huffington Post. I am notM om enough to take the bait. (Others wondered if there would e ver be a cover asking men,Are You Dad Enough?) Rita Colorito,mother of a 6y ear-old son in Glen Ellyn,Ill., says moms like her dont even have t ime for such debates. Im too busy being a mom to worry about what the heck any other moms do with their time or think of me, says Colorito,a freelance healthw riter. I think the war exists for those i n the Ivory Tower who get paid to continue this ridiculous waste of everyones time. Are we ready for a cease-fire in the Mommy Wars? PARENTING A rent we finally ready, some are asking, to give it a rest, and acknowledge what many already feel that there are lots of ways to be a good mother?


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, May 20, 2012Page 7B EPISCOPAL 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 9 a.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, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening: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. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Church of the Way EFCA, 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 A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org 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 CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay 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 WELCA meets 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 a nd 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,F aith Child Development Center, 385-3232.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 a.m.to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday 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 school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL 33852;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 10 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, 67:30 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, 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.A small 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.A nursery 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, FL 33872.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 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors 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 Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org 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. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 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, FL 33825.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, FL 33870.385-0107.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.Traditional Worship 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship 11 a.m., Sunday School for adults to grade school will be from 10:1010:50 a.m.Wednesday evenings: Adult Bible Study (7 p.m.), Youth Group (Middle and High School (7 p.m.), RockSolid (Kindergarten through fifth grade) 7 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.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 a special 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, FL 33876.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 A von Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 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.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE 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,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary,C ontemporary 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 Park, FL 33825.(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 Shawl 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 Methodist 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, FL 33872.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 Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyd e 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.Wre 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. th Hour by James P atterson & Maxine Paetro ( Little, Brown) 2 Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Holt 3. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris (Ace 4. 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C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunL AKE PLACID The Lake Placid Health Care Center introduces Joel Rosario as its new transportation coordinator. R osario has lived in the Highlands County area for seven years. H e brings with him three years of transportation experience and great customers ervice skills. When asked what his f avorite part of his job is,he responded,alking to the families and residents duringt ransport. I enjoy getting to know them. T o continue the facilitys customer service,Lake Placid Health Care Center has a new transport van. The van can accommodate 15p assengers and two wheelchairs at a time. e are so thankful to have such a vehicle to transport our residents and fami-l ies to doctors appointments, special activities and community events. The detailing is extraordinary. It features rehabilitation patients andt herapist on both sides and a forest like setting with a bridge supporting our motto, The bridge from hospital to homeon the back,saidM ichelle Jackson,marketing director for the center. BUSINESS C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, May 20, 2012 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 6 6 7 7 Courtesy photo Joel Rosario has joined the staff at Lake Placid Health Care Center as its new transportation coordinator. Lake Placid Health Care Center welcomes two new additions Im usually a pretty savvy traveler,but a recent car rental mishap reminded me that even when you take every precaution,t hings still can go awry. While planning a family v acation to Panama,I searched online for rental cars. One lower-cost rentalc ar agency Id never used before offered a signific antly lower rate than the others. Ignoring the little voice in my head,I decided to try them. Long story short: A lthough our flight was only one hour late,when I a rrived bleary-eyed at the counter I was told that my car had already been givena way but I could upgrade to the next level for twice t he price. After getting the runaround from the compans U.S.-based customers ervice department and learning that everyone elses rates had climbed e qually high,I was basically stuck. T hat experience taught me three lessons:A reservation isnt necessarily a guarantee; when traveling abroad,use trusted vendors especially if it sounds too good to be true; and do better due diligence by researching travel columnists and message boards for rental tips,possible pitfalls and customer complaints. S everal car rental methods are available: Book directly from a rental agency (usually cheaper online than byp hone). Comparison shop at w ebsites like Priceline, Orbitz or Hotwire (although,ll now be waryo f buying a blindrental where you dont learn the carriers name until after y ou pay). As part of a package i ncluding airfare and lodging. I usually open several browser tabs to compare rentals side by side. Ratesc hange constantly,so todays price may be much lower (or higher Avoid rude rental car surprises Personal Finance Jason Alderman S pecial to the News-SunF or the sixth year out of the past eight,financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfact ion with full service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power and A ssociates 2012 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study. The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full service investment firms based on seven factors:investmenta dvisor,investment performance, account information,account offerings, commissions and fees,website and problem resolution. Edward Jones places its branch offices in the communities where its c lients live and work. This practice, which enables its branch teams to provide personalized service to all clients, h as helped the firm attain the highest score in the "Investment Advisor" categ ory of the study. e are gratified that our clients find it convenient to work with us on their long-term financial goals,Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddles aid. We enjoy working one-on-one with our clients and believe that builds a collaborative relationship. Edward Jones also received high marks in the Account Information" category,an important factor in the s tudy. Hearing that we did particularly well in the account information factor is e specially meaningful as we strive to help our clients make sense of investi ng,Weddle said. Edward Jones' overall score climbed 15 points over last year,highest among the 14 largest firms rated,as well as 28 points above the industry average. E dward Jones ranked highest in investor satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates in 2010 and 2009,from 2005 through 2007,and in a tie in 2002,when the study began. Edward Jones tops in investor satisfaction S ee RENTAL,page 2C


C M Y K t omorros. Other tips: Book the best deal you can now and check back forl ower rates. Incorporate additional f ees and taxes into your comparison sometimes they dont all show up until the Totalpage. Look for discount codes from membership organizations like AAA, AARP and airline frequent flyer programs. Consider picking up your c ar at a non-airport location where rates are usually although not always muchl ower. O ther decision-making factors include: Airport shuttle convenience. Fees for exceeding mileage allowances,alternate location return,late r eturns,or additional drivers. Fuel refilling charges; you may do better refilling t he car yourself. Use a website/phone app like G asBuddy to find cheaper gas in the area. Surcharge for drivers under 25. Rental agencies offer their own collision,liability,theft and other insurance coverage. Conventional wisdom says to avoid this route if your own insurance plans orb enefits available from your credit card provide similar coverage. However,before automatically rejecting agency coverage,ask your insurancec ompany and credit card issuer whether you are fully covered. Consider factors that may exclude coverage such as: Renting longer than 30 d ays. Certain models are excluded. Travel outside specified s ervice areas. Whether or not you c arry comprehensive and collision coverage on your own car. Violating rental agreement terms (reckless driving,u nauthorized drivers,etc.). B efore you take possession,thoroughly inspect the car for any pre-existing dam-a ge and note it on your contract; otherwise you could r eceive a hefty bill for someone elses minor scratches and dents. And,conduct a thorough walkthrough when your eturn the car. B ottom line:Dont gamb le your precious vacation on simply finding the cheapest deal. Sometimes you getw hat you pay for. J ason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: w ww.twitter.com/PracticalMoney Page 2CNews-SunSunday, May 20, 2012www.newssun.com DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 5/13,20 27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 7 7 3 3 9 9 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 5/20/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 6 6 8 8 S ue Dean/ReMax; 5.542"; 3"; Black; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 9 9 2 2 C ontinued from page 1C BUSINESS S pecial to the News-SunWINTER HAVEN All About Aging,LLC,has hired Stacie Cleveland to bea new Geriatic Case M anager in Polk and Highlands County. Cleveland,previously an employee of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, will be assessing clients,d eveloping care plans,coordinating in-home bare and a ccompanying clients to physician visits to monitor conditions and diagnosesa nd medications. All About Aging coordin ates care of individuals with the goal of maximizing independence while minimizing risk to help people age in place. Cleveland willp lay a pivotal role in assessing those risks and creating a nd implementing a care plan to achieve that goal. Prior to working with All A bout Aging,Cleveland was a Human Services C ounselor with the Agency f or Persons with Disabilities,where she reviewed medical,psychol ogical and educational records to determine eligib ility for enrollment in state programs. S he also assisted families in finding community support resources to accommod ate their needs. Cleveland received a masters degree in Social a nd Applied Philosophy f rom Marquette University w ith a concentration in Ethics and a bachelors in E nglish and Philosophy from Carthage College. S he and her husband, J oshua,live in Dundee. For more information, contact Barbara Herrington, A ll About Aging LLC,P.O. Box 2745,Winter Haven, F L 33883; phone number (863 Barbara@allaboutagingllc.c o m; website: w ww.allaboutagingllc.com. All About Aging names Cleveland Geriatric Care Manager for county Special to the News-SunLocal business owner Barbara Herrington,of All About Aging,recently attended the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers( NAPGCM) Annual Conference. The conference w as held in Seattle,Wash. More than 300 professional Geriatric Care Managers from across the country attended the eventt o share their best business practices and knowledge. These care managers are intimately involved in the day-to-day care of theirc lients,creating a care plan, arranging caregivers or companions,accompanying clients to physician visits and advising families on future care decisions. The main topics of the conference included: Ethics of client confidentiality (HIPAA),being a formal mediator,legal issues with assessing mental capacity. Business development through new technologies and software,hiring and training new Geriatric Care Managers and marketing strategies. Medical issues of vascular cognitive impairment, managing multiple chronic illnesses and understanding Parkinsons and Lewy Body dementia. Enriching clients lives through effective care coordination,reducing hospital re-admission rates and preserving their dignity by treating clients with compassion and kindness. The NAPGCM was established in 1985 as a trade association for the members of a developing new field, geriatric care management. The goal of the Association and its members is to set the standard for excellence in dignified care of oldera dults and their families by maintaining the clients independent for as long as possible. T he Association now has almost 2,000 membersa cross the country,including Polk Countys BarbaraH errington. All About Aging,LLC, was founded in 2006,to answer Polk Countys need for a professional to help coordinate care for individuals between family, friends,caregivers,physicians and representatives. All About Aging strives to provide the best quality of care and advice for its clients,taking into account the concerns of all parties involved in the situation when developing a care plan. The goal is to find solutions that are comfortable for everyone and to keep open lines of communication available at any time for questions or emergency situations. For more information, contact Barbara Herrington, M.A.,C.M.C.,All About Aging LLC,P.O. Box 2745, Winter Haven,FL 33883; phone number (863 7604; Fax (863 Local certified Geriatric Care Manager attends national conference Rental car problems to avoid Metro B e sure to check that you have adequate insurance coverage when renting a car so you dont have to pay out of pocket if the vehicle is damaged.


C M Y K IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000811 JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, ALMA HATHAWAY HEFLIN, DECEASED, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, ALMA HATHAWAY HEFLIN, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: DWELLING NO. 1-C, INTERLAKE APARTMENTS, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 378, PAGE 276, AS THEREAFTER AMENDED, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Ronald R. Wolfe & Associates, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000681 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD R. HIRSH A/K/A RICHARD RAYMOND HIRSH, et al, D efendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 03, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000681 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and RICHARD R. HIRSH A/K/A RICHARD RAYMOND HIRSH; DEBRA L. HIRSH; HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; LAKE HAVEN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 25, LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, SECTION 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 61, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5329 IVORY DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33875-0000 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on May 4, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k D eputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11029031 WELLSLPS-SPECFHMA-R-brobles,Team 1 F11029031 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. May 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000581 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JONATHAN BAILEY, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 03, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000581 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and JONATHAN BAILEY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JONATHAN BAILEY N/K/A ELAINE WILLIAMS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 300, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 14, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9 AT PAGE 73, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6504 COLMA AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on May 4, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11012844 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-jmyers-Team 2 F11012844 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000086 DIVISION: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JERRY WALDRON, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 03, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000086 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and JERRY WALDRON; CHARLAN WALDRON; CHELSEA WALDRON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIV IDUAL DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISSES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 30th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 214 AND 215, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7017 ASTER PLACE, SEBRING, FL 33872 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on May 4, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10003073 COUNTRY-CONV B/C/--Team 2 F10003073 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. May 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No: FC 12-357 Division: Shinholser IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF: HECTOR M. AROCHO, Petitioner/Husband, and JOSEFINA LAURA FLORES RANGEL, Respondent/Wife. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE NO PROPERTY OR CHILDREN TO: JOSEFINA LAURA FLORES RANGEL Aramberri 1433 Otc entre Julian Villareal y Alvaro Obregon, Centro de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico 64000 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Petitioner/Husband's attorney NICHOLAS G. SCHOMMER, P.A. whose address is 329 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, 33870 before service on Petitioner/Husband or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office. Dated this 10th day of May, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Cyndi Dassinger Deputy Clerk May 20, 27; June 3, 10, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-169 IN RE: ESTATE OF EVERETT V. NUSSMAN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Everett V. Nussman, deceased, whose date of death was February 27, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is May 13, 2012. Personal Representative: James Bauer 1704 Ridge Street Sebring, FL 33870 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com May 13, 20, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000053-A U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RAMP 2006NC3, PLAINTIFF, VS. ROBERT ELLSWORTH, ET AL. DEFENDANT(S NOTICE OF ACTION (Constructive Service Property TO: SANDY ELLSWORTH LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 667 CLAREMONT AVE LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 ROBERT ELLSWORTH LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 667 CLAREMONT AVE LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOT 31, IN BLOCK 216, OF A REVISION OF A RESUBDIVISION OF A PORTION OF PLACID LAKES SECTION ELEVEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 77, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 667 Claremont Ave, Lake Placid, FL 33852 Attorney file number: 10-08172 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Pendergast & Morgan, P.A., the Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 6675 Corporate Parkway, Suite 301, Jacksonville, FL 32216, within thirty (30 the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in THE NEWS-SUN. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Sebring, Florida, on the 7th day of May, 2012. Clerk Name: ROBERT GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court H ighlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this hearing should contact ADA Coordinator not later than one (1 proceeding at Nick Sudzina. For the haring and voice impaired 863-534-4686. May 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-667GCS MCKINLEY LAW FIRM, P.A., a Florida professional association, f/k/a MCKINLEY & BLENK, P.A., Plaintiff, vs. JASON DUNFORD A/K/A JASON ERIC DUNFORD, THOMAS LONG, Unknown Tenant #1 and Unknown Tenant #2, his wife, and the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditor, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against them, Defendant. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JASON DUNFORD A/K/A JASON ERIC DUNFORD and THOMAS LONG YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to FORECLOSE an ATTORNEY'S FEE CHARGING LIEN on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 250, SEBRING HIGHLANDS SECTION ONE, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 13, Page 75, Public Record of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on ALBERT C. GALLOWAY, JR., ALBERT C. GALLOWAY, JR., P.A., whose address is Post Office B ox 3339, Lake Wales, Florida 33859-3339 within thirty (30 this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 11th day of May, 2012. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 NOTICE If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. May 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000230 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4, Plaintiff, vs. ANNABELL RODRIGUEZ A/K/A ANNABELLE RODRIGUEZ; LUCIANO RIVERA, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s ANNABELL RODRIGUEZ A/K/A ANNABELLE RODRIGUEZ (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN Last known address: 903 W. BELL STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Additional address: 1638 KENDRICK DR. APT E, KISSIMMEE, FL 34741 Additional address: 5218 LONG LAKE CIR APT 206, LAKELAND, FL 33805 LUCIANO RIVERA (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address: 903 W. BELL STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Additional address: 8512 PAMIE ST, TAMPA, FL 33614 Additional address: 512 PAMIE ST, TAMPA, FL 33614 Additional address: 1638 KENDRICK DR, KISSIMMEE, FL 34741 Additional address: 5218 LONG LAKE CIR APT 206, LAKELAND, FL 33805 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for F oreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 2, BLOCK 1, ``S'' AND ``H'' HOMESITES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 903 W. BELL STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Mark C. Elia, Esq. at VAN NESS LAW FIRM P.A., Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 1239 E. NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, SUITE #110, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442 on or before June 29, 2012 a date which is within thirty (30 the first publication of this Notice in the NEWS S UN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. This notice is provided to Administrative order No. 2065 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. 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N OTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of IRENE MARIE SCHOENER, deceased, File Number PC 12-178, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was January 28, 2012; that the total value of the estate is $65,000.00 and the name and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Karen Rideout, as Trustee of the Irene M. Schoener Revocable Living Trust Dated December 11, 1990, as amended. 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C M Y K IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000411 Division Civil CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. JENI J. ALTERMAN AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 3, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 5092 AND LOT 5093, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2750 W. SOUTHAMPTON RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on May 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons 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. Dated this 4th day of May, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 13, 20, 2012 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicle will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2 1118 WEIGLE AVE. Sebring, FL 33870. SALE DATE 6/7/12 1987 ISU JAABL14A4H0745720 1995 FORD 2FMDA5143SBB45057 May 20, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1994 HONDA 1HGCD5646RA054226 ON JUNE 1, 2012, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 May 20, 2012 NOTICE OF POLICY AMENDMENT SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES The following policy will be considered at the regular Board meeting to be held Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Highlands Campus at 600 W. College Drive, Sebring, FL. The general public is invited. Policy Development: Proposed amendments to the following policy. Policy 2.05 Signing Authority For additional information, interested parties may visit the college website at www.southflorida.edu/trustees or contact the Office of the President, South Florida Community College at 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. May 18, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 10-000876GCS LAS PALMAS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a non-profit Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. RALSTON G. PHILLIPS, MICHELLE E. RICHARDS-PHILLIPS, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., et. al.; Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of April, 2012 and entered in Case No. 10-000876GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in ad for Highlands County, Florida, wherein LAS PALMAS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a non-profit Florida corporation, is the Plaintiff, and RALSTON G. PHILLIPS, MICHELLE E. RICHARDS-PHILLIPS, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. are the Defendant(s the highest bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot No. 650 Block No. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A LOT 650 EXHIBIT A A PORTION OF LOT 12, BLOCK 4, TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 33 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY (OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART), FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 12; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59'48'' EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 12, 322.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 12'35'' EAST, 325.81 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 47'25'' EAST, 25.99 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 29 DEGREES 15'33'' EAST, 58.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 60 DEGREES 44'27'' EAST, 26.70 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 29 DEGREES 15'33'' WEST, 58.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 60 DEGREES 44'27'' WEST, 26.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 600 E CANFIELD STREET #650 AVON PARK FLORIDA 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom 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. DATED this 27th day of April, 2012, in Highlands County, Florida. BOB GERMAINE, as Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 13, 20, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of GISSENDANNER VETERINARY C LINIC, located at 2203 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State. DATED at Lake Placid, Florida, this 15th day of M ay, 2012. ELTON J. GISSENDANNER, L.L.C. By: /s/ Elton J. Gissendanner, Managing Member May 20, 2012 DISTANCE OF 58.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 27'16'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 26.70 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 32'44'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 58.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 316 BLANCO COURT AVON PARK FLORIDA 33825 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. DATED this 27th day of April, 2012, in Highlands County, Florida. BOB GERMAINE, as Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk May 13, 20, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-000639GCS LAS PALMAS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a non-profit Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF PEOPLE'S CHOICE HOME LOAN SECURITIES TRUST SERIES 2005-4, et. al.; Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th day of April, 2012 and entered in Case No. 11-000639GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in ad for Highlands County, Florida, wherein LAS PALMAS RESORT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a non-profit Florida corporation, is the Plaintiff, and HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF PEOPLE'S CHOICE HOME LOAN SECURITIES TRUST SERIES 2005-4, is the Defendant(s cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on the 29th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot No. 644 Block No. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A LOT 644 EXHIBIT A A PORTION OF LOT 12, BLOCK 4, TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,R ANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 33 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY (OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART), FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 12, BLOCK 4; THENCE RUN NORTH 90 DEGREES 00'00'' WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT A DISTANCE OF 102.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 09'06'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 524.97; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59'48'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 218.29 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 12'35'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 146.31 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 47'25'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 41.84 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 27'16'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 26.70 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 32'44'' EAST IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11000920GCS FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. JOEL SUAREZ; MARILYN SUAREZ; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 3, 2012, and e ntered in Case No. 11000920GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and JOEL SUAREZ; MARILYN SUAREZ; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNK NOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on May 30, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: PARCEL A, LOT 1, LESS THE EAST 3.96 FEET THEREOF OF BLOCK B, ORANGE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 55, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO DESCRIBED AS THE SOUTH 129.25 FEET OF THE WEST 67.04 FEET OF BLOCK B, ACCORDING TO THE REPLAT OF ORANGE HEIGHTS, A S RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 129, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. Dated this 4th day of May, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Dated this 4th day of May, 2012. Important In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 your receipt of this (describe notice hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. May 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09001393GCS BAN OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. EFFIE P. SIMMONDS, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 10, 2012, and entered in Case No. 09001393GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (hereafter ``Plaintiff'' FIE P. SIMMONDS; BRIARWOOD II VILLAS CONDOMINIUMS OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC. A/K/A BRIARWOOD II VILLAS CONDOMINIUM OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, at 11:00 a.m., on the 11th day of July 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: UNIT NO. 8 OF BRIARWOOD II VILLAS CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 698, PAGE 928, AND ALL EXHIBITS AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. LYING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF LOTS 8 AND 9, IN BLOCK 250, OF SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administrator, (863 within two (2 Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 lay Service 711. Dated this 11th day of May, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk May 20, 27, 2012 with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 7th day of May, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk May 13, 20, 2102 1050L egalsPage 4CNews-SunSunday, May 20, 2012www.newssun.com


C M Y K SLIM, ATTRACTIVE,BRUNETTE, 45. Seeks Marriage Minded Man, 45-60. Must have good values. Call 954-330-9475 OUTGOING LADY(50 blonde hair, brown eyes, likes dining out, movies, boating, fishing and companionship. Wants to meet gentleman (55-70 Send photo & phone no., with brief info about yourself. Lonely In Sebring, P.O. Box 7996, Sebring, Fl 33872 1150Personals 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NO.: 11-000474-GCS LANSDOWNE MORTGAGE FUNDING, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, and U.S. CENTURY BANK, a Florida banking corporation, Plaintiffs, v. JOEY D. KOVATCH, individually, RHONDA G. KOVATCH, individually, SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-for-profit Corporation, et. al. Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, at the Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m., on May 29, 2012 the following property: LOT 15, BLOCK I, SPRING LAKE SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; P roperty Address: 6101 Sherman Terrace, Sebring, Florida 33876. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE L IS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated on April 26, 2012 CLERK OF COURT OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk Ryan Tables, Esquire STOLZENBERG, GELLES & FLYNN, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 1401 Brickell Avenue Suite 825 Miami, Florida 33131 M ay 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 11-248 GCS IBERIABANK, Plaintiff, v. JOY THOMPSON; DEROY THOMPSON; SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; AND SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1 UTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment on Foreclosure entered on April 26, 2012 in Case No. 11-248 GCS of the Circuit Court of the Judicial Circuit for Highlands County, Florida, in which IBERIABANK is Plaintiff and JOY THOMPSON; DEROY THOMPSON; SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; AND SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC. are Defendants, I, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Highlands County, Florida, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot 25, Block A, Spring Lake Village VI, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, page 21 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida Property address: 6209 Pebble Lane, Sebring, FL 33876 The sale will be held on May 29, 2012 at 11:00 am EST to the highest bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 on the prescribed date in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes. /s/ Priscilla Michalak CLERK OF COURT May 13, 20, 2012 1050L egalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified Classified ads get fast results DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 20, 2012Page 5C


C M Y K 1 994 E150FORD CUSTOM VAN Half Back. All NEW tires, battery, radiator & many other parts. Cold A/C. Drive needs transmission adjustment. Asking $2800. Call 863-465-7278 9450A utomotive for Sale 9000 Transportation2006 HONDACRF 100F Dirt Bike, Excellent Condition. $900. Also, For Sale, ATV 4 Wheeler, Make Offer. Call 863-273-0665 or 863-382-0192 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationPEAS! WEPICK! $22 Per Bushel. K onchs, Black Eyes, Purple Hulls. Sebring 863-441-2711 or 863-381-9526 7540Fresh Fruits &Vegetables SHIH TZUPUPPIES FOR SALE 1 Boy & 3 girls, had their vaccines. 2 black & white and 2 brindle. $300. Home number 863-382-3808 or Cell 863-446-4218.NOTICEFlorida 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 & SuppliesSEBRINGMULTIFAMILY SALE! 311 Wren Ave. Fri-Sat-San, 5/18-19-20, 7am-? Electronics, tractor, baby items, salon products, trailer, tools, new/used clothing, household items,antiques 7320Garage &Yard Sales TV 32"Sylvania (not a flat screen Great Picture. $45. obo 863-382-9762 or 863-253-9440 SOFA OVERSTUFFEDw/recliners on e ach end. Neutral colors. $50 Call 863-242-3529. REFRIGERATOR /New / White $60. 863-414-8412 LADDER -Large 12 foot. wooden. Excellent condition. $65. 863-699-1911 JUICER *CHAMPION*,Heavy Duty, for juices or nut butters. $80. 863-873-3801 HANDICAPPED -Stinless steel Trapeze triangle "hoist", includes floor stand. $45. 863-699-1911 EXERCISE BIKE/ DP Fit For Life / Good Condition. $50 obo. 863-260-0730 7310B argain Buys DINNERWARE /Assorted Corning & Corell. All for $30. 863-655-0342 BICYCLE -6 months old, 26", electric type Hybrid, heavy duty. $100. 863-873-3801 ANTIQUE -Horse Collar Mirror w/ brass & wood. Haines attached ea. side Beautiful! $65. 863-402-2285 5 OLDPower Tools Belt sander, Recip saw, Planer, Router, 1/2" drill. All for $100. 863-402-2285 3 1LB.ROLLS / SILVER SOLDER / Lead Free $30. 863-402-2285 2003 HONDASHADOW 780CC $100. obo 863-414-8412 12 SCRUBTops Floral print & 4 Scrub Bottoms blue solid. Like new cond. XL size. All for $20. 863-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys 7180Furniture 7000 M erchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING COUNTRYESTATES 2/2/1 Screen Porch. A Modern Home w/new tile. Low electric bills. Appliances Incl. No pets or smoke. $725/mo. + deposit. 1 year lease. Call 863-381-3990 SEBRING -Nice Immaculate 3/2/2. Lg. Single Family, Lg. Kitchen, New Appl., New Paint, Lg. Glass / Screen Porch, Mostly Tiled, Great View. No smokers. $875++. Incl. Lawncare. RENTED! SEBRING -502 W Fairview Rd Spacious 3BR, 2BA, W/D hookup, Lg. Screened Porch, C/H/A. Very Nice & Clean / Great Location! No Pets. Rent Negotiable Includes Lawn Care. 863-465-9100 6300U nfurnished Houses SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 CG $ 800/Monthly No Smoking, No pets. 863-402-1142 6300U nfurnished Houses SEBRING Free Cable Large / Very Clean 1BR, 1BA. New paint, Tile floors, Mini blinds. Quiet / Safe No last Mo. (1st Mo. $300 + security Reduced Rent. 863-385-1999 AVON PARK* LEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Pets OK! Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. I ncludes water. $395/mo. C all Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsR ELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR & 2BR Apartments. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedA partmentsPLACID LAKES/ Studio Apartment. Kitchenette, Fully Furn., W/D avail., Golf Course. 2 People Maxim. Monthly or Yearly. $425. incl. all utilities & cable. No pets. 954-805-5630 6150FurnishedApartmentsPLACID LAKESDuplex 2BR, 2BA Nicely Furnished / Immaculate, C/H/A, near Golf & Fishing. Monthly/yearly. 863-699-0045 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals55 +PARK Rent with option to buy. Many Mobiles to choose from. 2 BR, 1BA, Nice Fully furnished in Oakridge M.H.P $525 Mo. W/S/G, pickup & lawn care included. Call 863-385-1754 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORVILLAGE New 2012 Models-Doubles & Singles 15K Off All Homes 800-622-2832 ext 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 M obile Homes2 LOTSat Lakeview Memorial Gardens, located in Mathew area, at front of the Gardens. Asking $1900 ea. or both for $3600. Contact Juanita 864-497-2234 or Jenner 864-494-9126 4280Cemetery Lots 4000 Real Estate 3000 F inancialTEAM &SOLO DRIVERS. Immediate positions available! 48 CPM split for teams. 35 CPM for solo drivers. Drop & Hook available. No touch freight. Weekly pay + insurance. CDL-A w/1year OTR req'd. Food grade tank carrier. 800-877-2430. www.indianrivertransport.com 2100H elp Wanted THE CITYof Sebring is accepting applications for vacancies on the following voluntary board: Sebring Police Officers' Trust Fund's Board of Trustees To be a member of this Board you must reside within the City limits of Sebring. The application for submission is located on the City's web site at: www.mysebring.com Click on City Board member applications. Please submit your completed application to City Hall, attn: Kathy Haley, City Clerk, at 368 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring or send by e-mail to: k athyhaley@mysebring.com City Hall is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Vacancy notice will remain open until filled. SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Clerk needed to work in Sebring Location Cash handling experience A plus Fax Resumes to: 863-678-2170 SEBRING LARGESENIOR APARTMENT COMMUNITY SEEKING Apartment Manager. Duties incl: Marketing, Budgeting and Consumer Service, Strong Computer skills a must. Send Resume to: lpaolo@wrhrealty.com EOE SEACOAST SUPPLY Class B CDL driver to deliver building materials. Call 863-382-4566. DFW/EOE LAKE PLACIDOffice/Receptionist needed for Lake Placid Podiatry office. Pleasant personality and good computer skills required. Call 863-699-0710 2100H elp Wanted DIALYSIS EQUIPMENTTechnician need for an in-center dialysis clinic. Will consider training someone with a background in electronics and hydraulics. Fax Resume to 863-382-9242 Attn: Clark CLERICAL /SECRETARY For Real Estate. Part Time 10-15 hours weekly at $10 per hour. Send resume to Box 115, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870. CHILDCARE WORKERFor Nursery on Wednesday Nights & Special Occasions. Must have experience, back ground check & CPR. Wage will be discussed at interview. Please contact Janet 863-655-0212 ASSOCIATE REPS SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY Immediate FT/PT openings, Customer sales/services, no exp. necessary. Conditions apply. All ages 17+. Call 863-448-9332 2100Help Wanted 2000 E mployment DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00019969 DUMMY 2012 MEMORIAL DAY AD PROCESS COLOR 3X10.5 AD # 00019492CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00019818 SFCC HUMAN RESOURCES 2X3 AD # 00019935AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00019399 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00019398 NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3 AD # 00019570Page 6CNews-SunSunday, May 20, 2012www.newssun.com


C M Y K May 6, 1998. It was 1,200 miles, 14 years and 12 days ago Friday. It was a day that made all things seem possible, a nd yet on Friday it all came to a very different end. It was a typical late spring afternoon in the Chicago area: overcast, cool with a misty rain falling. There I sat on my couch, 23 miles away from Wrigley Field, a perch upon which Id sat for plenty of magicalm oments: countless leaps to nab line drives by my childhood hero, shortstop Ivan DeJesus, the mightys wings of Dave Kingman that could as easily result i n a monster home run or showstopping strikeout. B ill Buckner, prior to his infamy in Boston, was r emarkable to watch. Hobbled as he was by numerous ankle injuries, with two strikes, he would often throw his bat at a pitch he was fooled by. And more than a few times, he somehow made contact. The 1984 season I took in from our family room in Deerfield, rollicking in the long-overdue, successful ride that team took all of us fans upon. Various moments in years to come, like the two phenomenal rookies, Jerome Walton and Dwight Smith in coupled with the emergence of Greg Maddux in years to come. The entire career of Ryne Sandberg and the windfall of the signing of Andre Dawson. So many memories, so many positives amongst a lifetime of ultimate dissapointment. The bombastic arrival o f Sammy Sosa began an upward spiral that we thought would amount to a singular hero to enjoy amidst the losing. But then that May day in started to make the impossible seem more possible. SPORTS D SE CTION News-Sun Day, Month ##, 2012 MCTphoto C hicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood tips his cap to the f ans at Wrigley Field after throwing his 20th strikeout in just his fifth major league start back in 1998. N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE B rendan Doty connects with the clincher, an RBI triple, to finish off Publix in Goin P ostals 10-3 win Thursday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Publix shortstop David DeGenaro gave it all he had, making this diving throw on a liner that deflected off pitcher Alex Gomez, but Adam Greenslade beat out the infield hit in Thursday Dixie action. B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Seasons have their ups and downs, but the GoinPostal team in the Dixie Boys league is pushing straight through theirs, moving to 10-0 with Thursdays 10-3 win over Publix at the Max Long Recreational Complex. Adam Greenslade got the start on the mound for the Postal players, and worked through a scoreless first, getting around a lead-off walk to David DeGenaro and a two-out Alex Gomez single. And it was Gomez on the mound for Publix that found a lot of trouble in the bottom of the first. Jordan Acevedo worked a walk to start it, with Gehrig Blackman promptly bringing him around with an RBI double deep to left. One out later, Tyler Farmer ripped a double and Lou Martinez laced a triple to right. Greenslade then lined one back up the middle that G omez was able to deflect, his first of numerous hockey goalie moves on shots back at the mound on the night. DeGenaro raced in from short, bare-handed the ball and fired to first on the fly, but Greenslade beat it out and the fourth run of the inning came in. Back on the hill, Greenslade got past a hit batter and walk in the second to hold the 4-0 lead, but Gomez retired the side in order to keep the difference in check. Publix then halved the lead in the third. Luis Lugo singled with one out, but was nabbed trying to stretch it to a double. But with two out, Gomez walked and Garrison Dick ripped one through the right side to put runners on the corners. Dick then stole second before Gomez scored on a wild pitch, which moved Dick to third. Then in a daring move, head coach Israel Gomez put on the steal sign and Dick s ucceeded in a rare steal of h ome, making it a 4-2 game. GoinPostal then went passive over itsnext two at bats, though Blackman, on in relief, was holding down the Publix bats as well. Things held at 4-2 until the bottom of the fifth, when a nother rare feat took place as Acevedo, Blackman and Marcus Wright hit back-toback-to-back triples, scoring two runs, with the third score coming on Farmers ensuing single, to make it a 7-2 contest. P ublix answered back in the top of the sixth, but not as much as they may have. After Gomez singled to lead off the frame, Dicks shot up the middle looked to add another runner. B ut shortstop Brendan Doty made a diving grab of the liner to record the out, though Gomez alertly got back to first. After Shaka Machado walked, Blackman made a nice snare of a comebacker off Donte Carpenters bat and got Gomez in a fielders Goin Postal stays perfect See POSTAL, Page 4D Goin Postal10Publix3 And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne What might have been See WOOD, Page 5D By TOM WITHERS Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS As panic ensued along South Beach and the national scrutiny intensified, the Miami Heat decided to chill out. After the storm, there was silence. One day after they lost by 19 points and Dwyane Wade lost his cool in Game 3 against a balanced Indiana team growing in confidence and not getting nearly enough credit, the Heat canceled Fridays practice and media availability. They stayed back in their downtown hotel to recharge mentally and physically. Miami needed a shortterm escape. Ateam that loves the spotlight dodged it for a day. Trailing 2-1 in the bestof-seven Eastern Conference semifinals and with Chris Bosh unlikely to return in this series, the Heat are in trouble and have two days to regroup before a Game 4 that LeBron James has already deemed vital to the teams NBAchampionship chase. s a must win, honestly, the league MVPsaid after Game 3. Weve just got to go out and play The Pacers also took advantage of the two-day break per NBArules, teams are not typically required to meet with the media when there are two off days between games and they do not practice between games to rest and recover. They chose not to practice either, but coach Frank Vogel doesnt have nearly the issues facing Miamis Erik Spoelstra, whose team appeared to unravel during Thursdays loss. As the Pacers pulled away in the third quarter, Wade, having one of the worst playoff games of his career, got into an ugly sideline exchange with Spoelstra. An angry Wade appeared to swear at his coach before brushing him aside and then had to be steered away from the coachs huddle by several teammates. eve got a lot of alpha males in this locker room, said veteran forward Udonis Haslem, who managed to settle down Wade. s all constructive criticism. I dont think its personal with anybody. Emotions get high. Its the playoffs. Spoelstra tried to dismiss the confrontation with Wade following the game, but the damage was done and the sight of one of Miamis Big Three arguing with his coach raised questions about the Heas future should they again fall short of a title. ere all connected, Spoelstra said. Dwyane and I have been together for a long time, a long time. Weve been through basically everything. Alot of different roles, a lot of different teams. That really is nothing. That type of fire, shoot, thats good. That is the least of o ur concerns. Our concern is getting ready for Sunday Wades health, howeve r, is a major worry. The eight-time All-St ar is clearly not himself. Hes not making explosive moves to the basket and settling for jump shots that arent falling. He scored just 5 points his second-lowest output in 95 career postseason games on 2 of 13 shooting. He didnt score in the first half and didnt adequately support James, who has had to move to power forward with Bosh out with a strained abdominal muscle. If not for Mario Chalmers kicking in 25 Heat regroup, relax after shocking loss to Pacers See HEAT, Page 3D Weve got a lot of alpha males in this locker room. UDONISHASLEM Heat forward


C M Y K C itrus Golf DaySEBRING Highlands County Citrus Growers Association and Heartland National Bank present Citrus Golf Day 2012, slated for Thursday, June 7, at the Country Club of Sebring. The event will begin with a Noon lunch and check in, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Team cost of $300 includes greens fee for four players, lunch, post-tournament hors douevres, water, soft drinks and beer on the course. Also, $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the winners of special events, including Long Drive and Closest to the Pin for A, B,C and D handicap players. Range balls and a participation prize raffle ticket will be included for all golf-i ng participants. F or additional information call 3858091.Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign up for The YMCA/Eagle Youth Flag Football League. Registrations are for ages 5-15 years of age. For questions call 382-9622.SFCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is right around the corner, which means plenty of opportunities for aspiring area volleyball players to sharpen their skills and learn some new things at the SFCC Summer Camps, lead by head coach Kim Crawford and members of the Lady Panther squad. T hree indoor camps are going to be held, in addition to two sand volleyball camps. Four-day indoor camps will be offered M onday through Thursday, June 25-28, July 9-12 and July 30-Aug. 2. E ach day, campers going into grades 68 will meet from 9 a.m.-Noon, campers g oing into grades 9-12 from 1-4 p.m., with all campers then enjoying open pool t ime from 4-4:45 p.m. Cost for the indoor camps are $100 per week, or $30 per daily session. Out on the sand court, four-day camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 18-21 and July 16-19, with campers going into grades 6-12 meeting from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost for the sand camps is $60 per week or $20 per daily session. Individual, private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round for $20 per hour. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu/athletics/volleyball, click on volleyball camp and print out the Application Form. Mail the completed form, or bring to the Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, call Coach Crawford at 835-2377 or email kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .Sebring Cheer ClinicSEBRING The Blue Streak Cheerleaders will be hosting a cheer clinic from Monday through Thursday, June 11-14, in the Sebring High School gym. The clinic is open to children from age 4 through eighth grade and will meet each day from 3-5:30 p.m. There will be a different theme of c rafts, fun and cheers each day and attendees will be taught cheers and chants from the nationally ranked and four-time state champion Blue Streak squad. The clinic culminates with a Pep Rally at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, and attendees will also perform at a Sebring football game. Cost is $50 before June 1, $60 after, and there are discounts for multiple family members $50 first child and $35 each additional member of same family. For more information, contact Wendy Cloud at cloudw@highlands.k12.fl.us .Sebring Pool HoursSEBRING The Sebring High School P ool will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, May 1, with availability Mondays through Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and from 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and S undays Additional hours will be added once school is let out for the summer. C ost is $2 per swimmer, with family passes available at $50 for first member a nd $20 for each additional family member. Other activities at the pool include Water Aerobics, which begin Tuesday, May 8 and meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per class, though with a summer pool pass, the cost is trimmed to $1. Swimming lessons are also going to be offered throughout the summer. The first session runs from June 11-22, the second from June 25-July 6, the thirdf rom July 9-20 and the fourth from July 23-August 3. Cost is $50 for each two-week session. To register for swim lessons, come to the front office of Sebring High Schoolb eginning Monday, May 7, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The office secretaries will be able to sign you up. F or more information or questions on all pool activities, call and leave a message for Ms. Pat Caton at 471-5500, ext. 229, or email catonp@highlands.k12.fl.us.APHS Summer Cheer ClinicAVONPARK The Red Devil C heerleaders will be hosting a summer cheer clinic Monday through Thursday, June 11-14. E ach day, the clinic will run from 9 a.m.-Noon in the Avon Park High School gym, for aspiring cheerleaders from age 4 through eighth grade. Cost is $40, with additional children from same family costing $25. Lunch and a camp T-shirt will be provided and all clinic cheerleaders are invited to perform at the Devils first home football game this upcoming season. For any questions, or more inform ation, contact Tammy Williams at 41 47660 or Rose Kirby at 452-4311. CONFERENCE SEMIFINALSE ASTERN CONFERENCEBoston 2, Philadelphia 2 Boston 92, Philadelphia 91 Monday: Philadelphia 82, Boston 81 Wednesday: Boston 107, Philadelphia 91 Friday: Philadelphia 92, Boston 83 Monday, May 21: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 or 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 23: Boston at Philadelphia, TBD x-Saturday, May 26: Philadelphia at Boston, TBD Indiana 2, Miami 1 Sunday: Miami 95, Indiana 86 Tuesday: Indiana 78, Miami 75 Thursday: Indiana 94, Miami 75 Sunday: Miami at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22: Indiana at Miami, TBD x-Thursday, May 24: Miami at Indiana, TBD x-Saturday, May 26: Indiana at Miami, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEOklahoma City 2, L.A. Lakers 1 Monday: Oklahoma City 119, L.A. Lakers 90 Wednesday: Oklahoma City 77, L.A. Lakers 75 Friday: L.A. Lakers 99, Oklahoma City 96 Saturday: Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, late Monday, May 21: L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Wednesday, May 23: Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, TBD x-Sunday, May 27: L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, TBD San Antonio 2, L.A. Clippers 0 Tuesday: San Antonio 108, L.A. Clippers 92 Thursday: San Antonio 105, L.A. Clippers 88 Saturday: San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, late Sunday, May 20: San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 22: L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, May 25: San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Sunday, May 27: L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, TBD CONFERENCE FINALSEASTERN CONFERENCEN.Y. Rangers 1, New Jersey 1 Monday: NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0 Wednesday: New Jersey 3., NY Rangers2 Saturday: NY Rangers at New Jersey, late Monday, May 21: NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 23: New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m. x-Friday, May 25: NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, May 27: New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m.WESTERN CONFERENCELos Angeles 3, Phoenix 0 Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 2 Tuesday: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 0 Thursday: Los Angeles 2, Phoenix 1 Sunday: Phoenix at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 22: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. x-Thursday, May 24: Phoenix at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. x-Saturday, May 26: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore2614.650 Tampa Bay2416.6002 Toronto2218.5504 New York2118.538412Boston1821.462712Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland2217.564 Detroit1920.4873 Chicago1921.475312Kansas City1523.395612Minnesota1326.3339 West Division WLPctGB Texas2515.625 Oakland2020.5005 Los Angeles1822.4507 Seattle1724.415812___ Thursdays Games Cleveland 6, Seattle 5, 11 innings Minnesota 4, Detroit 3 Oakland 5, Texas 4, 10 innings Baltimore 5, Kansas City 3 Chicago White Sox 6, L.A. Angels 1 Toronto 4, N.Y. Yankees 1 Boston 5, Tampa Bay 3 Fridays Games Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Baltimore 2, Washington 1, 11 innings Philadelphia 6, Boston 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Cincinnati 0 Miami 3, Cleveland 2 Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 0 Toronto 14, N.Y. Mets 5 Atlanta 5, Tampa Bay 3 Texas 4, Houston 1 Arizona 6, Kansas City 4 Minnesota 11, Milwaukee 3 Seattle 4, Colorado 0 L.A. Angels 7, San Diego 2 San Francisco 8, Oakland 6 Saturdays Games Cincinnati at N.Y. Yankees, late N.Y. Mets at Toronto, late Miami at Cleveland, late Oakland at San Francisco, late Pittsburgh at Detroit, late Atlanta at Tampa Bay, late Minnesota at Milwaukee, late Seattle at Colorado, late Arizona at Kansas City, late Baltimore at Washington, late Boston at Philadelphia, late Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, late Texas at Houston, late L.A. Angels at San Diego, late Sundays Games Cincinnati (Cueto 4-1. Yankees (Sabathia 5-1 Miami (Jo.Johnson 1-3 (D.Lowe 6-1 Pittsburgh (Correia 1-4 (Scherzer 2-3), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-3oronto (H.Alvarez 3-3 Baltimore (W.Chen 4-0) at Washington (Strasburg 3-1 Boston (Beckett 3-4 (Cl.Lee 0-1 Atlanta (T.Hudson 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Price 6-2 Texas (Lewis 3-3) at Houston (Lyles 00), 2:05 p.m. Arizona (Miley 4-1 (Teaford 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Marquis 2-3 (Greinke 4-1 Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-1 Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-2 Seattle (Beavan 1-4 (Guthrie 2-1 L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-6 Diego (Bass 2-4 Oakland (Colon 3-4 (Lincecum 2-3NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta2515.625 Washington2316.590112Miami2118.538312New York2118.538312Philadelphia2119.5254 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis2217.564 Cincinnati1919.500212Pittsburgh1821.4624 Houston1722.4365 Milwaukee1623.4106 Chicago1524.3857 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles2613.667 San Francisco2019.5136 Arizona1822.450812Colorado1523.3951012San Diego1426.3501212___ Thursdays Games N.Y. Mets 9, Cincinnati 4 Arizona 9, Colorado 7 San Francisco 7, St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 5, Washington 3 Atlanta 7, Miami 0 Houston 4, Milwaukee 0 Philadelphia 8, Chicago Cubs 7 L.A. Dodgers 8, San Diego 1 Fridays Games Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Baltimore 2, Washington 1, 11 innings Philadelphia 6, Boston 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Cincinnati 0 Miami 3, Cleveland 2 Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 0 Toronto 14, N.Y. Mets 5 Atlanta 5, Tampa Bay 3 Texas 4, Houston 1 Arizona 6, Kansas City 4 Minnesota 11, Milwaukee 3 Seattle 4, Colorado 0 L.A. Angels 7, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, St. Louis 5 San Francisco 8, Oakland 6 Saturdays Games Cincinnati at N.Y. Yankees, late N.Y. Mets at Toronto, late Miami at Cleveland, late Oakland at San Francisco, late Pittsburgh at Detroit, late Atlanta at Tampa Bay, late Minnesota at Milwaukee, late Seattle at Colorado, late Arizona at Kansas City, late Baltimore at Washington, late Boston at Philadelphia, late Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, late Texas at Houston, late L.A. Angels at San Diego, late St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games Cincinnati (Cueto 4-1. Yankees (Sabathia 5-1 Miami (Jo.Johnson 1-3 (D.Lowe 6-1 Pittsburgh (Correia 1-4 (Scherzer 2-3), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-3oronto (H.Alvarez 3-3 Baltimore (W.Chen 4-0) at Washington (Strasburg 3-1 Boston (Beckett 3-4 (Cl.Lee 0-1 Atlanta (T.Hudson 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Price 6-2 Texas (Lewis 3-3) at Houston (Lyles 00), 2:05 p.m. Arizona (Miley 4-1 (Teaford 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Marquis 2-3 (Greinke 4-1 Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-1 Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-2 Seattle (Beavan 1-4 (Guthrie 2-1 L.A. Angels (E.Santana 2-6 Diego (Bass 2-4 Oakland (Colon 3-4 (Lincecum 2-3 St. Louis (Lohse 5-1 (Billingsley 2-3BASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLBSuspended umpire Bob Davidson one game for his repeated violations of the standards for situation handling. Suspended Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel one game for the onfield incident in the top of the eighth inning of a May 15 game against Houston. Suspended New York Mets 2B Daniel Muno (St. Lucie-FSL after testing positive for a metabolite of Drostanolone and San Francisco RHP Luis Rojas (San Jose-Cal after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol under the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. American League CLEVELAND INDIANSSent OF Nick Weglarz outright to Akron (EL TAMPA BAY RAYSRecalled RHP Alex Cobb from Durham (IL Josh Lueke to Durham. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSActivated OF Chris Young from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF A.J. Pollock to Reno (PCL CHICAGO CUBSSelected the contract of C Blake Lalli from Iowa (PCL Optioned RHP Chris Volstad to Iowa.FOOTBALLNational Football League BUFFALO BILLSSigned OT Cordy Glenn. INDIANAPOLIS COLTSClaimed G Zane Taylor off waivers from Philadelphia. Waived G Matt Murphy. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSSigned LB Lavonte David to a four-year contract. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Atlanta at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Boston at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs . . . . W W G G N N 8 8 p p . m m . S t. Louis at L.A. Dodgers . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . A tlanta at Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Toronto at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Toronto at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N N N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . M iami at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . San Antonio at L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Philadelphia at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . I ndiana at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Clippers at San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TN N H H L L P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . Phoenix at Los Angeles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CTimes, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . NASCAR Pioneer Hi-Bred 250. . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . NHRA Summer Nationals . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . PGA BMW Charity Pro-Am . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . P GA Byron Nelson Championship. . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . LPGA Sybase Match Play . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 7 7 p p . m m . EuroPGA Volvo World Match Play . . . . G G O O L L F FC C O O L L L L E E G G E E S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2W W N N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Phoenix at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K Associated PressLANDS END, England British sailing hero Ben Ainslie has kicked off the torch relay for the 2012 London Olympics with a stroll through teary, flagwaving crowds who cheered the arrival of the flame. Hundreds held up mobile phones as he jauntily walked past and banged on plastic tambourines handed out by sponsors, creating a roar that shook the hillsides of this picturesque spot the furthest point west in England. The sun rose and sprinkled light across the moors, lifting spirits at a place known for its fog. It was just a picture postcard for the start of the event, which lasts for 70 days and ends with the lighting of the cauldron to start the games on July 27. Organizers of the London Olympics almost assume the rest of the world is excited about the Olympics. But what they are really working on is the people who live here the people who are paying 9.3 billion pounds ($14.7 billion event and are wondering if this is money well spent. They need the torch relay to inspire excitement in Britain ahead of the games. And for the first day anyway, it was working. People got up as early as 4 a.m. to watch the flame rise with the sun. s iconic, isnt it, said Beverly Wills, 47, who came with her husband and her son. Its not going to happen again in our lifetime. It brings everyone together The flame arrived on British soil Friday night, a week after being captured by the suns rays in ancient Olympia. Soccer legend David Beckham and Princess Anne headlined the dignitaries who came to collect it, flying it on BAflight 2012 to the Royal Naval Air Station at Culdrose. The air rescue pilots then flew the flame over to Lands End in the morning. They took a spin over the crowd, and hundreds of hands reached into the air to wave and to cheer. The crowds goodwill was not just for the flame. This is an island after all, and the search and rescue team often do rescue people. It was a great way to celebrate the search and rescue guys, said Paul Deighton, the organizing committees chief executive. Thats what our torchbearers are to do honor unsung heros. From here on out, it journeys around the country in an 8,000 mile jamboree featuring the same number of runners. It will make appearances at Stonehenge and in Scotland, in Durham and at Dover, in London and in Liverpool. Organizers are proud of saying that the flame will come within 10 miles of 95 percent of the British population. They are hoping, together with tourism officials, to create a video calling card of all things pretty and British a sort of running come and visit us commercial. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 20, 2012Page 3D HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports may ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 9 9 6 6 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 5/20/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 7 7 1 1 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 5/20/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 7 7 2 2 S pecial to the News-SunThe Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter has a slew of activities on tap for the month of May to enjoy the wonders of nature throughout the area. Date: Sunday, May 20 Activity: Nature Walk Location: Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Road), Lakeland Description: Approx. 3 mile walk to view birds and o ther wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring: Walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact: Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net. for meet-up time and other details. Date: Friday Sunday, May 25-27 A ctivity: Memorial Weekend Camping Trip, Kayaking, Bike Ride, and Potluck Dinner Location: Hillsborough River State Park Directions: 9 miles north of Tampa and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills on US Highway 301. From 1-75, take the Fowler Ave. exit #265 east to Hwy. 301, travel north for 9 miles, and the park will be on your left-hand side. Description: Come to camp; or come for kayaking on Sunday or bicycling on Saturday, as day trips. Contacts: RSVP Camping site #, Bicycling on Saturday, and Pot Luck Dinner to Maureen Jones at 293-5036 or mjones206@tampabay. rr.com meet-up time and o ther information. RSVP Kayaking: Eileen V alachovic at 956-2145 for m eet-up time and other information. Florida Trail Association H eartland Chapter May Activities points, many coming on aggressive drives, the Heat would have been beaten even worse. Wade has reportedly been receiving extra medical treatments for lingering leg soreness. He doesnt have his usual lift, which could account for many of his jumpers being short. Hes never been one to make excuses, and Wade, who missed 17 games this s eason with assorted injuries, wont start now. At this point of the season, no one is 100 percent, Wade said, refusing to disclose if he has a serious injury. To be fair, Wade isnt the only reason the Heat are in hot water. Miamis bench hasnt stepped up. The Heat are 5 of 42 on 3pointers, and Miamis front line is being outrebounded by Indianas big men, who have thrown their weight around inside. The Pacers are punishing the Heat. e will not back down or take anything from any team, said forward David West, who has delivered some well-placed elbows intoJ amesback on defense. We are not going to be pushed around. Center Roy Hibbert domin ated at both ends of the floor in Thursdays win, r acking up 19 points, 18 r ebounds, five blocks and an unspecified number of alterations. Of all Miamis problems, the 7-foot-2, 260-pound Hibbert could be its biggest. The 25-year-old is beginning to put it all together, and his maturity is a major reason the Pacers have risen from also-ran status to contenders this season. Hibbert has been getting tutelage from an unlikely mentor, San Antonio center Tim Duncan, who has been helping him with his skills in the paint and outside the lines. We sat down and talked to see how he goes about his business, Hibbert said of the Big Fundamental. He doesn t get too high or too low. I model my game after him. He t exts me after every game. I m very appreciative. Vogel was grateful he had Hibbert in Game 3. One of the best games Ive ever seen him play, he said. Without Bosh, Spoelstra, who started Dexter Pittman at center in Game 3, doesnt have an answer inside for Hibbert, who helped the Pacers outrebound the Heat 52-36. Miamis next rebound, though, must be to even the series at 2-2 and get back to Florida, where Bosh has remained to get extensive rehab so he can return in then ext round. Aloss on Sunday would put the Heat on the brink of elimination, well short of a c hampionship Miami has craved since losing in the f inals last season. W hile others have their doubts about Miamis chances, Spoelstra believes his team can bounce back. Everything can change in the next two days with a win, and we have a lot of veteran guys who understand that, he said. ere fine and that extra day of rest will be a help to us. Continued from 1D Heat hampered by Hibbert MCTphoto The Heat have a tall task in trying to have an answer for Indianas 7-foot-2 Roy Hibbert. Associated PressThe Big 12 and the Southeastern conferences have announced a deal that will pit their football regu-l ar-season champions against each other in a New Years Day bowl game for five years beginning in2 014, positioning themselves for the expected s witch to a four-team playoff. I n fact, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive a ll but said its coming in Fridays announcement of the agreement between two of the most successful BCS conferences. new January bowl tradition is born, Slive said in a statement. This new game will provide a great matchup between the two most successful conferences in the BCS era and will complement the exciting postseason atmosphere created by the new four-team model. Most importantly, it will provide our studentathletes, coaches and fans with an outstanding bowl experience. If one or both of the league champions are selected to play in the playoff, another team would be selected for the Big 12-SEC bowl showdown on Jan. 1. The move will establish the equivalent of the Pac 12 vs. Big Ten Rose Bowl, minus nearly a century of tradition. Those two conferences have pushed for a new format preserving that matchup for the Rose Bowl, which Slive has indicated he doest favor. Our goal is to provide the fans across the country w ith a New Years Day prime-time tradition, acting Big 12 Conference Commissioner Chuck N einas said. This is a landmark agreement between two of the most successful f ootball conferences during the BCS era to stage a posts eason event. The creation of this game featuring the c hampions of the Big 12 and SEC will have tremendous resonance in college football. Specific details for the matchup, including host sites, will be announced later. BCS executive director Bill Hancock has said 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dames athletic director will present a small number of options two to seven configurations for a four-team playoff to their leagues at conference meetings this summer. SEC teams have won the past six BCS national titles, including Alabamas victory over LSU in January. The Big 12 and SEC have each had a top-four team in the final standings in 11 of the 14 seasons since the BCS was created, the most of any league. They share the top spot with 14 teams apiece finishing in one of those fo ur spots. The two league champ ions have met twice in BCS bowl games since 1998, both in BCS championship games. In 2010, Alabama defea ted Texas, 37-21, in Pasadena, Cal., and in 2009 Florida defeated Oklahoma, 24-14, in Miami. The move is especially noteworthy for the Big 12, which was scrambling to hold itself together just two years ago after losing four teams. Nebraska left for the Big Ten, Colorado went to the Pac-12 and, as of July 1,M issouri and Texas A&M will be in the SEC. The Big 12 is adding TCU and West Virginia this year to remain at 10 member schools. This agreement rei nforces that the Big 12 is e xactly what weve been saying for some time a strong, stable, vibrant conference that is at the forefront of intercollegiate athletics, said Dr. Sheahon Zenger, the Kansas athletic director. Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis agreed. What a great day for the Big 12, he said, To be matched with the champion of the SEC places the two most successful conferences in the BCS era head-tohead. All Big 12 fans should be happy today Big 12, SEC have deal for football champs to play Associated PressTAMPA The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed second-round draft pick Lavonte David to a four-year contract. The linebacker out of Nebraska was the 58th overall selection in the draft. He is expected to compete for a starting job on a defense that ranked among the worst in the NFL last season. David was a highly productive player in two seasons with the Huskers, finishing his college career with 285 tackles fourth most in Nebraska history. 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C M Y K By ERIC OLSON Associated PressTaking batting practice and infield practice are rituals in baseball. S liding practice? Not so much. Ask a player at the highest levels of the game when he l ast rehearsed the art of getting down and dirty on the b ase paths, and hell probab ly tell you he cant remember. Some might tell you never. Even if done right, sliding is one of the most common causes of injuries in the game. Its an assumed risk. Still, former major-leaguer Darin Erstad said sliding is something he probably should address more now that hes head coach at Nebraska. As I was brought up, it wasnt even talked about, he said. I can count on one hand how many times in spring training we broke out the sliding mat and slid. You just got to base as quick as you could. The great debate is whether sliding feet-first or headfirst is more efficient. Ty Cobb was known for going in with cleats up. Base-stealing stars such as Maury Wills, Lou Brock and Davey Lopes were feet-first guys. Pete Rose came along and popularized the headfirst slide. All-time steals leader Rickey Henderson went headfirst, as do many of todays top stealers. Baseball people say a player always should go feet-first into home and first baseb ecause of the risk for head, shoulder, wrist and hand injuries. But because there are varyi ng circumstances from the angle the runner is leani ng to the position of the d efensive player its not uncommon for headfirst slides to occur in any circumstance. Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees said he has scraped up his hand sliding headfirst into home and tries to avoid it. Same goes for diving into first base. Into third, I think you get leaning a little bit, especially if its a triple, he said. You get a little fatigued, youre leaning forward and just momentum takes you down that way Two years ago, Minnesotas Justin Morneau suffered a concussion sliding into second base against Toronto. Baltimores Brian Roberts got one going headfirst into first base last year and Texas slugger Josh Hamilton broke his right arm going in the same way to home. Arizona States Cory Hahn was left paralyzed from the chest down last season after going into second base headfirst. He fractured a vertebra in his neck when his head struck the knee of New Mexicos second baseman. Hahn said he typically preferred to slide feet-first, but was leaning forward andw ould have had to slow down to adjust his stride to go in feet-first. I feel feet-first is safer, a nd I feel you can get hurt regardless, Hahn said. Its o ne of those things where if youre in the wrong place at t he wrong time and everything has to go wrong for something to happen you can get injured. Hahn is among nine players since 1982 who were paralyzed as a result of headfirst slides, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Countless ankles, feet and legs have been broken from what would have appeared to have been harmless feet-first slides. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends that players under 10 shouldnt be taught to slide, and Little League bans head-first sliding except when the runner is retreating to a previously held base. David Peters, an engineering professor who studies baseball physics at Washington University in St. Louis, said his research suggests headfirst sliding gets the runner to the base faster, b ut barely. Thats because the tips of the runners fingers are farther from his center of gravity, giving him a 6to 8-inch advantage when he stretches out for the bag. That advantage, of course, is reduced if the runner clenches his hands into fists as he goes into the bag to avoid finger injuries. Either way, its a millisecond of time, but you give yourself some extra distance, Peters said. Jose Reyes of the Miami Marlins said he started sliding headfirst because he injured an ankle going feetfirst in 2003. H e said he learned the style as a little kid and has fun doing it. When you play baseball a nd youre a little kid, you love to dive, he said. Im 28 and I still have that passion. I love it because I feel like I do something for the team. Erstad said he and other coaches avoid having players work on sliding at practice because to do it right, it has to be done at full speed and its hard to simulate game conditions without risk of injury. Erstad said he wants his players to slide the way they a re most comfortable. If that means headfir st, knock yourself out, he said. But given the injuries to Hahn and some of the major-l eaguers the past few years, Erstad said he plans to discuss with his players the appropriate circumstancesf or going in headfirst or feetfirst. ere going to stress feet-first, Erstad said. 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C M Y K Already having a massive offensive force in Sosa, and now, suddenly, we had a star on the rise on the mound. We had heard bits and pieces about this fireballer from Texas, one Mr. Kerry Wood, and had started to get some glimpses. Hard throwing, humble and still trying to work his way in. On this day, it all came together. AHouston Astro team t hat, while not exactly a murderers row, had a strong, hard-hitting lineup that most pitchers, veteran or rookie, would not envy facing. And yet on that day, 14 years ago, what soon became apparent, was that this lineup would have rather faced anyone than this fresh-faced, flame-throwing phenom. And, at times, it was a wonder to see the first couple innings go by and these fearsome Astros Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and Moises Alou looking feeble against Woodsthree-figure fastball and a knee-buckling curve. It was just a matter of time, I thought, before they locked in and gave the rookie a dose of his own medicine. I t was, after all, the 20year oldsfifth major league start. But inning by inning went b y, and the dumbfoundedness of these veteran AllS tar hitters continued. R idiculous flinches on strike-three curves, hurried swings on third-strike, 98 mph fastballs, feeble swings on strike-two curves that missed by a good foot. On and on it went. The curious becoming the common. The initial astonishment was replaced by hilarious giggles at the haplessness of the Houston hitters. Other than a hit batter, and a topped grounder that young third baseman Kevin Orie saw glance off his glove for a hit that could just as easily have been called an error, it was the most miraculous pitching effort I hade ver seen, and to this day have ever seen. Arookie pitcher making grizzled veterans look like hapless Little Leaguers. All things, as a Cub fan, seemed possible that day. With the monster, and heightened, talents of Sosa on offense, and a pitcher with the potential to make a mockery of the Houston Astros to the tune of 20 strike outs, it seemed I would see not only a potential World Series from my Cubs, but a possible dynasty. And for the next five years, despite the inevitable Tommy John surgery Wood would undergo, he kept battling back and the Cubs were, in fact, formulating a franchise that was building toward a perennial contender. Culminating, of course, in the 2003 season. Wood was Herculean in his efforts. The rest of the team, not so much, as things, inevitably, fell apart in the NLChampionship Series against the Marlins. But, as heart wrenching as that was, the hope was still there. A nd yet, it was never to be. Injuries, a change from s tarter to reliever in an effort to reduce the stress on his oft injured arm, and a few location changes that saw a stop in Cleveland and the Bronx, Wood and the Cubs were never quite the same. It came to an end Friday, with Wood announcing hew ould retire after his next outing. Now a middle-reliever and set-up man, the overall damage to his arm and the everyday grind that it took to even make it possible to pitch on any given day became too much. At the tender age of 34, Kerry Wood retired after striking out a batter during the interleague loss to the crosstown White Sox. The promise we saw that day, 14 years ago, lifted all of us up a level as Cubs fans. T hings never seem to pan out, though, for those of us most faithful. Yet, through the dissapointment, we revel in the mettle he showed throughout the rest of his career never bowing to the ailm ents, always busting his butt to work his way back. As Joe DiMaggio once said as to his never-ending hustle, game after game, There might be someone in the stands that never saw me p lay. I want to give that person their moneys worth. Wood might never have matched that most memorable outing. He may have never reached the promise that his talent teased us with. And his career ending this day, far short of where we all expected it to end after h aving seen that rainy day in W rigley, wasnt what any of us would have imagined. But out of respect for his embattlement, in honor for his humility, for the enjoyment of him going out in his o wn way and for the shining couple of hours 14 years ago, where all seemed possible, Kerry Wood, for Cub f ans everywhere, I can only say a pained thank you. D an Hoehne is the Sports Editor for the News-Sun. He can be reached at daniel.hoehne@newssun.com. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, May 20, 2012Page 5D COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; may ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 5 5 7 7 1 1 FIRST CHOICE AUTO PAINT; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; 5/20/12 make good; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 9 9 7 7 3 3 Continued from 1D MCTphoto C hicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood acknowledges the crowd in the eighth inning against the C hicago White Sox at Wrigley Field on Friday. After striking out the only batter he faced in the inning, Wood left the mound and announced his retirement after a 13-year career. Wood, Mr. 20K, calls it a day


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