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Serving Greater Oviedo and Winter Springs for more than 17 years!

SOctober 31 November 6, 2008 Just -35

Immigrant drama
The Beck family of Oviedo has a new baby,
but no resolution to its immigration problem.

Lawton Garden
After being drown by Fay's floodwaters,
Lawron Elementary's garden needed a dredge.

Goodbye daylight
On Sunday, Nov. 2, remember to set
your clock back from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m.


Offers to

buy candy

from kids


Kenan loves candy so much
that he would like to eat it
every day. Halloween is the
11-year-old's favorite time of
year because he gets to go
house-to-house and collect
as much candy as possible.
This year his older sister has a
better idea.
When 17-year-old Tirzah
Brittlebank heard that
Oviedo Orthodontist David
.... ~ Lach was offering to buy
d Halloween candy from chil-
dren this year, she made an
agreement with her younger
brotlier. If she takes him out
with her on Halloween night,
he will give away most of the
candy on Nov. 3 at Lach's first
> turn to CANDY on page A4

Donors asked to fund city's festivals

The Veteran's and Military
Services Memorial Dedication
Ceremony will be held on
Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Winter
Springs Town Center.
The event will include
fireworks, a
service and a
for more

Twelve ~volunteers have
pledged to save all of Winter
Springs' community events
from extinction.
Tight times led the City
Commission to slice fund-
ing for every event from
the budget. To proceed, the
events have to be free to the
"If we can't get sponsors,
the events don't happen,"
said Mary Alice Wilder, head
of the newly formed special
events committee.
Wilder and a handful of
volunteers sat at a table out-
side Beef 'O' Brady's restau-

rant just one day before the
city's Hometown Harvest
event in the Town Center.
The group raised the event's
$9,500 in just two weeks,
thanks in part to a sponsor-
ship from Progress Energy.
"It's a challenge," said
Chris Carson, Winter Springs
Parks and Recreation super-
visor and committee mem-
ber, about funding and orga-
nizing the nearly monthly
events in the midst of an
economic downturn.
They've got what they
need to host the Veterans
Memorial Dedication
Ceremony.on Tuesday, Nov.
11, and they're working on

> turn to EVENTS on page A5

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Abbey Martin, 5, paints a pumpkin sculpture at the recent Hometown Harvest.

Winter Springs' special events committee is looking for sponsors for
all community events. E-mail Chris Carson at
ccarson@winterspringsfl.org or call 407-327-6593 if you can help
search or want to be a sponsor.

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A ___ --i ,K -THIS WEEK in history

0* j The New York Stock Exchange decided to keep its doors open on a
presidential election day for the first time in 193 years. The move
didn't sit too well with traders, who responded to the news with a
chorus of boos and hisses. Fortunately, the Dow did manage to post
WK a 15-point gain on the day.

Scottish mom faces new hurdles


The Becks welcomed a
healthy baby girl into their
family, but their immigra-
tion woes are not over yet.
The Voice first report-
ed the story of Miriam
Beck, who is married to
an American citizen, in
May when she was denied
health care for her unborn
child. She began her jour-
ney through the immigra-
tion maze in 2005, initially
filling out the wrong forms
and hitting snags seemingly
in every part of the process.
In July, Miriam got a
break she started receiv-
ing care from Winnie
Palmer Hospital and an
immigration law firm took
her case pro bono.
"Their case is pending
and headed in the right
direction," said Rebecca
Morgan, attorney in the
immigration division of
the NeJame, LaFay, Jancha,
Ahmed, Barker and Joshi
law firm.
If all goes well, Miriam
will have her physical
exam this week and then
her interview with immi-

Miriam Beck is nearing the fin-
ish line to become a U.S. Citizen
but fees are holding up the pro-
cess. If you would like to help,
donate to the family fund at the
Washington Mutual at 3 Alafaya
Woods Blvd. in Oviedo. The
account number is 3173678241
and the routing number is

gration officials will be
scheduled. After the inter-
view, Miriam will be mailed
a decision an anticipated
document that Morgan says
could come in days or could
take a whole month.
"It is a very long, some-
times heart-wrenching pro-
cess for people in the U.S.
who want to start their lives
together and then they hit
this big speed bump," she
said. Innocent people such
as Miriam get trapped in the
system all the time because
they aren't counseled on
which forms to fill out.
The whole process from

start to finish for an immi-
grant to adjust their status
based on marriage costs
$2,000, and that doesn't
include the cost of an attor-
ney, document translations
for non-English speak-
ers and document copies,
Morgan said.
Without a Social Security
card, Miriam has been
unable to work, leaving her
husband Stuart, a carpenter,
as the only income earner
for them and their four chil-
dren. The eldest is 13.
"I can't work; there's no
money," she said. "It's such
a struggle."

Stuart didn't earn enough
from his small business,
Becks Custom Trim, to qual-
ify as the sole sponsor for
Miriam's residency. Luckily,
family friends David and
Sandy Ribakoff stepped in
as a co-sponsor, but it only
meant more paperwork,
Miriam said.
It's almost been four
years since they moved to
Oviedo from Scotland for
the American dream, she
said. "We've come so far now
... it seems like the end's just
nowhere in sight."

The Beck family is working to get
Mom citizenship, as they now care for a
healthy new baby girl.

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October 31, 2008

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Two vie to protect water and soil

Barnes asking for a second

term; Adolphe wants a shot


The polling place may be
the first time residents
hear about a low-profile
elected position the Soil
and Water Conservation
District's Group 2 supervi-
sor race. Incumbent Steve
Barnes is challenged by Bob
Adolphe, a former Seminole
County Environmental
Services director.
The district is a volunteer
board with zero funding
responsible for educating
residents and community
leaders about conservation
and stewardship of natural
resources. Oviedo recently
sought help from the board
to implement its H20
Oviedo program, which
offers incentives for hom-
eowners to install drought-
resistant landscaping.
Conservation Districts
were created by Congress
in 1935 in the height of the
Dust Bowl, a decade where
America's topsoil rapidly

eroded, devastating farms
and spurring massive dust
storms. As Seminole County
has become less rural, the
five-member board has
evolved to focus on water
Here's a look at the two
candidates vying for the
District's Group 2 supervi-
sor job:

Bob Adolphe
Adolphe spent six years as
the director of the county's
Environmental Services
Department and has more
than 20 years of experience
with environmental initia-
tives, he said.
Adolphe cited that 50
percent of water is used
outdoors for irrigation pur-
poses, but cities can reduce
that by implementing direc-
tives such as H20 Oviedo.
He said conservation edu-
cation in the schools is of
utmost importance.

Early voting continues through the weekend, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the
Seminole County Library at 310 Oviedo Blvd.
On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, voters must go to their designated
precinct. Call the supervisor of elections voter hotline at 407-585-
8683 or visit VoteSeminole.org for more information.

Seminole County candidates Steve Barnes, at left, and Bob Adolphe are running against each other for a volunteer office.

The relationships that
he's built with cities and
agencies throughout the
county, he said, will great-
ly aid in the District's mis-
sion. For instance, he served
on the interlocal planning
group for the St.Johns Water
Management District while
he was with the county.
He disagrees with his
opponent about the pur-
pose of the board. He said
that by taking a position on
the St. Johns water issue, the
board is acting as a "regula-
tory agency." "I don't think
that's the place of the board
at all," he said.
Board memberJeff Bauer,
who along with member
Tim Brodeur opposed the
board's resolution, said he
agrees with Adolphe that
the board shouldn't try to
influence government poli-
cy, potentially straining ties
with agencies.
"He has a practical view
of conservation issues,"
Bauer said. "He's dedicated
to promoting education

from a balanced perspec-
tive. I feel that's what the
board needs."
Adolphe said he's right
for the job because he's had
a career in this field. "This is
not my advocation, it's my

Steve Barnes
Barnes was appointed to the
Soil and Water Conservation
District in May.
In order to be on the
board, Barnes said, he had
to give up his job as an
Orlando Sentinel reporter,
where he spent 12 years
researching and reporting
on environmental issues.
Barnes said through edu-
cation, the boardcan change
the way people view water.
Half of the county's water
consumption goes to water-
ing lawns, water that could
be saved by using reclaimed
water or cisterns which
allows reuse of rainwater
and washing machine run-
Another option is to

pull more water from the
St. Johns River, a plan the
Conservation District
voiced opposition to in a
resolution earlier this year.
Barnes said it would
result in a loss of wetlands
and also draw down the
Florida aquifer as springs
pump up more water to
maintain balance. "It's not
just for the wildlife," he said.
"It's about our quality of life
and not leaving a burden
for our kids."
District chairwoman
Deborah Schafer, who sup-
ported the resolution, said
Barnes has been a "breath
of fresh air" since being
appointed six months ago.
"I don't believe we could
find a better advocate for
soil and water."
He said he's right for
the job because he's more
qualified and more pas-
sionatethan his opponent.
"I'm on there working hard
and I will continue to work

Cameras OK'd; city pulls $17M

I Hii' hi 1ISAAC BABCOCK i, ll t A 'I: It-
Cameras to catch red-light runners will be installed within weeks in Winter Springs.

The Winter Springs City
Commission on Monday
unanimously approved an
ordinance that makes red-
light running a code viola-
tion instead of the moie-
common moving viola-
tion. This allows the city to
install cameras monitoring
six intersections along State
Road 434. Motorists who
enter the intersection on a
red light will be mailed a
$125 ticket complete with
photographic evidence.
When the cameras go
up, violators will receive
warnings for the first 30
days. A start date has not
yet been determined. The
Commission also designated
the city's Code Enforcement
Board to review ticket

City to pull $17M
out of fund
The Winter Springs
Commission directed the
city manager Monday to
begin the process of yank-
ing its $17 million out of The
Reserve U.S. Treasury Fund.

Last Friday, The Reserve
suspended redemption
rights of 12 of its municipal
moneyfunds. Commissioner
Rick Brown said that their
fund could be frozen as well
and they should get the
money out as soon as a new
custodian is secured. Mayor
John Bush agreed. "I don't
think it's gonna fold but let's

not take the chance."
The city's money lies
in federal-government-
backed U.S. Treasury Bills,
but because ownership is
via a money market fund,
the city own shares, said
Steve Alexander of PFM
Asset Management. The city
now plans to buy Treasury
Bills directly.

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raThe day before and theuuday after

The day before and the day after

SBy Karen McEnany-Phillips

Americans have had a
rocky relationship with
voting. Reality televi-
sion resurrected voting a
decade or more ago when
it reached into our homes,
hooked us with a unique
cast of characters, and
invited us to participate
in voting someone off the
Reality show junkies get
to look at performances
week after week at a pre-
determined time and
make their predictions and
choices. The next morning
fans debate performances
over the water cooler,
excitement mounts, and
everyone waits breath-
lessly to hear the results.
Throughout the process
some excellent talents are
cast aside for lack of votes,
assuming support was inev-
Why are people drawn
to this process, part spec-

tator sport and part judge
and jury? Something draws
us to be part of something
bigger, to join others we
don't know but who share
our opinion. We analyze
performance, strategy and
technique to ultimately
decide who deserves the
Obviously there is no
comparison between the
consequences of voting on
a reality show and voting
for a presidential candi-
date. Why do we choose
to participate in one pro-
cess and not so much in
the other? Political voting
has not received much
participation in the last
few decades. We tend not
to research the issues or
candidates so we are left
to weed through political
ads, sound bytes, and not-
always-objective media
The one thing the two

' processes have in common
is that we tend to vote
when there is something
important at stake. We
often see that folks who
don't vote during the early
weeks of American Idol
often vote when it comes
down to the last two can-
didates. In both parties,
folks who haven't voted in
years are motivated at last.
And so we come to
November 2008 with the
American presidential
election days away. I voted
at the Seminole County
library last week and, as
always, it was interesting
to notice who was in line,
along with changes from
the last four years. More cell
phones were evident, and
at the check-in desk, gone
were the stacks of detailed
printouts. Now they were
armed with laptops and
mouse clicks and the sys-
tem seemed more in-sync
with today's technology.
Contrary to popular
belief, it was not only
retired and elderly resi-
dents who were voting.
I went on a Thursday
morning and was fasci-
nated to see such diverse
demographics in the mere
20 minutes I spent there.

I saw young people with
T-shirts and ponytails
who could have been vot-
ing for the first time. I saw
several women with stroll-
ers, a woman dressed in
Muslim attire, and folks of
Hispanic, African-American
and Asian heritage. It was
a true cross section of
America 2008 showcased
in Oviedo, Fla. It was won-
derful. I saw shorts, san-
dals, jeans, sneakers, canes,
iPods, BlackBerries, per-
manent waves, Botox, buzz
cuts, and business casual.
No matter who wins
the presidency, all of us
must be ready on Day One.
We must hold our elected
officials accountable, from
local commissioners and
board members to state
and national congressional
representatives and sena-
It starts with our neigh-
borhoods and homeowners
associations, grows to our
districts and counties, and
evolves to our state and to
Washington, D.C. Here's a.
great place to start: If you
live in the Geneva area,
come attend the Geneva
Citizens Association
Meeting on Monday, Nov.
3, at 7 p.m. This is a great

grass-roots example of an
organization where citi-
zens and community lead-
ers voice opinion, commu-
nicate and negotiate with
local government leaders,
and vigilantly protect our
history and values that resi-
dents in unincorporated
Seminole County hold dear.
This meeting will cover
several topics, including
discussions on progress
of the Lake Jesup bridge
construction, the proposed
borrow pit on Jungle Road,
final report on the July 4th
Parade & Festival, discus-
sion on a possible New
Year's Eve gathering, and
the Geneva-Chuluota Relay
for Life 2009 event.

Please share your thoughts about
Geneva at 407-221-7002,
with "Stetson's Corner" in the sub-
ject line, or fax 407-349-2800.
This column is dedicated to
Deputy Sheriff Gene "Stetson"
Gregory, killed in the line of duty
on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never
be the same because of Deputy
Gregory it will be better.

CANDY I Dentist hoping cash lures children away from decay

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Halloween Candy Buy Back. After
all, it generally takes until Christmas
to consume the amount of candy
they typically collect, said Tirzah.
Lach has offered to purchase
Halloween candy from children
in the community for $1 a pound
with 50 cents going to the March of'
Dimes charity and 50 cents going to
the child.
"We have always supported the
March of Dimes because they do a
great job supporting and educating
new mothers," Lach said.
"It makes a lot of sense," said
Tirzah, who has had braces for two
years. "A. You are not supposed to
eat certain candy with braces and B.
It's better for children. We also like

that we will be supporting March of
Dimes," she said.
"We love to encourage our com-
munity toward healthy habits and
avoiding sweets is certainly a good
one," said Lach, who sees all sorts of
damage done to teeth due to candy
consumption. He is also concerned,
he said, with childhood obesity.
"The worst types of candies for
braces are hard, sticky and chewy
types and/or hard brittle pieces.
Candy or sugar is the primary sus-
pect in causing cavities or 'caries'
on teeth as harmful bacteria in the
mouth utilize this in order to depos-
it acid on the teeth, which in turn
results in deterioration or break-
down of the tooth," Lach said.
Lach suggests families give out_
healthier treats or prizes to trick-

or-treaters on Halloween night.
Several grocery and discount stores
offer snack-pack sized pretzels, for
example, or Halloween spider rings
and pencils.
Lach said October is the ideal
month to remind families about
taking care of teeth since it is also
National Orthodontic Health
Month. He offers free screening
exams for any child 7 years and
Lach said he is prepared for the
crowds of children, and he's armed
with a postage scale for the weigh-
in. "We expect lots and lots of candy
to show up on our doorstep," Lach
said. He has not decided what to do
with the candy he collects.
"We would like as many people
as possible to participate in this

Dr. David Lach of Oviedo will buy back
Halloween candy at his office on Monday,
Nov. 3, at 4250 Alafaya Trail, Suite 180.
Hours for the candy buyback
will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

year's event in order to promote
dental health and also earn some
extra allowance money in order
to treat yourself in a healthy way,"
Lach said.
Tirzah said she hopes to turn in
enough candy to collect a few dol-
lars. "I haven't decided what to do
with the money yet. Depending on
how much we collect, maybe we
will go to a movie, or out to lunch."

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Coming soon: Great Day in the Country

I do hope you picked up
your candy and pumpkin
and have carved it for the
trick-or-treaters that are
coming Oct. 31. I am all
ready to be invaded by
monsters, ghosts and their
There's lots of action
taking place around the
* city, including early vot-
ing. The Oviedo Woman's
Club is gearing up for its
35th annual Great Day in
the Country Arts and Crafts
Festival on Saturday, Nov. 8,
at the Lawton Elementary
Schools grounds at Lake
Jessup and Broadway. We
have two exciting features:
the rock climbing wall
from last year, and new this
year is the Police Explorers
Dunk Tank. Ought to be


Gras planned
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the funding for the Holiday
Parade and Tree Lighting,
although this year's parade
may be a little different.
Carson said policing
costs would go down dra-
matically if the parade
participants march down
Tuskawilla Road by the
Town Center instead of
State Road 434. That's a
tweak that may make all
the difference.
The committee meets
to discuss plans every,
Friday at 2 p.m. at the
Civic Center, and members
spend countless other days
scouring the area for spon-
sors. That work is daily
for some such as Wilder.
"We want to go outside of
Winter Springs (for spon-
sors) and let them know
who we are," she said.
Despite having so many
events to save, the commit-
tee plans to partner with
the Rotary to bring a brand
new one to the city next
year a Mardi Gras event
with a royal court made up
of community leaders.
A resolution will
soon be submitted to
the Commission that, if
approved, will make the
committee official, lend-
ing the members more
credibility when dealing
with sponsors.
So why in these hard
times are these events even
worth saving?
The answer's simple,
said Arnie Nussbaum,
committee member and
longtime volunteer MC for
the city. "They are the one
thing that holds the com-
munity together."

quite interesting. Also,
after several years of asking
for an ATM machine, the
.Woman's Club was able to
grant visitors their wish.
Just a word about parking:
It will not be as handy due
to the new building of the
Baptist church, but there is
parking behind the church
on N. Lake Jessup, at the
Methodist church and
around the city. Please con-
sider using the free parking
at the high school and ride
the free shuttle bus to and
from the event. Come visit
the country store and get
your bean soup mix, drinks
and food. There will also be
children activities and the
student art fest. Free admis-
sion. See you there!
Early voting seems to

be very popular and as a
poll worker I am all for it.
The early voting gives us
workers a few minutes to
breathe, and it is not as
stressful for the voters and
us. We can at least take a
second or so to chat and
thank them for coming in.
I noticed the other day that
even the chickens at the
library were in line on the
grassy area. Do you suppose
they wanted to vote early?
The Winter Park
Concours d'Elegance car
show runs from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2,
in downtown Winter Park,
Park Avenue. Free admis-
The Empty Bowls
Luncheon to benefit
Second Harvest Food Bank
of Central Florida will
be held at noon on Nov.
11 at the Winter Park
Civic Center, 1050 W.
Morse Blvd., Winter Park.
Admission is $35. For more
information, please call
Date Night at Leu
Gardens will hold an

outdoor screening of
"Dirty Dancing" at 8:30
p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Leu
Gardens, 1920 N. Forest
Ave., Orlando. Admission
is $7 for adults and $2 for
children. For more infor-
mation, call 407-246-2620.
Just around the corner:
The Oviedo Historical
Society will meet at 7 p.m.
on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the
Oviedo Memorial Building;
30 S. Central Ave. The guest
speaker for the evening is
Lillian Casselberry Selph,
talking on the founding of
Fern Park and Casselberry.
For more information,
please call Mr. Adicks at
Like to play Bingo? The
Oviedo-Winter Springs
Lions Club presents Bingo
on Thursday evenings at
6:45 p.m. at the St. Albans
Cathedral, 3348 W. State
Road 426, Oviedo. For
information, please call
Cathy at 407-679-9585.
Coming up: St. Luke's
Concert Series presents the
UCF Symphony Orchestra
with Laszlo Marosi, con-

ducting "Beethoven
Forever." The event will be
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15,
at the St. Luke's Lutheran
Church, 2021 W. State
Road 426, Oviedo. The con-
cert will feature Laurent
Boukobza, perform-
ing Beethoven's "Piano
Concerto No. 4," plus
the "Leonore Overture"
and "Symphony No. 5."
Individual donors and
grant support make free
admission to the concert
series performances possi-
ble. For more information,
please visit StLukes-Oviedo.
Happy Halloween to all!
A thought "One of the
best ways to measure peo-
ple is to watch the way they
behave when something
free is offered."
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a fighter.
"We almost lost her a
few times" in the hospital;.
she had to be resuscitated
at least once in ICU," said
mother Laurie Johansen.
"She has beaten the odds
of this disease; there are
very few children who have
the liver disease and are 10
years old," she added.
Today, Ashley lives a life
filledwith friends, her favor-
ite books and dance class
twice a week. "Dancing is
the only (physical) thing
her doctors will let her
do. She loves it so much.
She tells me that when she
dances she forgets she has
liver disease," Laurie said.
Unfortunately, some of her
activity has to be limited
now because of her ten-
dency to bruise and bleed
so easily, and her bones are
very susceptible to break-
While ultimately in need
of a new liver, Ashley can-
not be placed on the list
for a transplant until she
has a life-threatening bleed
due to her enlarged spleen
or the three masses on her
liver become cancerous.
In the meantime, Ashley

takes five medications and
visits Shands Hospital in
Gainesville several times a
year.to monitor the liver.
While the Johansens have
been hesitant over the years
to accept financial help, as
Ashley gets older, they real-
ize they will have to prepare
not only for the inevitable
transplant, but also for a
lifetime of care.
Deanna Morey, whose
family is responsible for the
fundraising, said her fam-
ily has been decorating for
Halloween for years and
they had been looking for
an organization to support
when people offer them
donations toward the cost
of lights. "My 11-year-old
daughter came up with the
idea to give the money to
Ashley, since she knows her
estimated there are close to
10,000 lights, 11 floodlights
and a couple dozen tomb-
stones in the display, many
handmade by the family.
All donations received go
directly to Ashley's ongo-
ing medical care and future
liver transplant. The Morey
family plans to fundraise
again during the Christmas
season when they decorate
their house with thousands

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The Johansen family needs help to raise $750,000 for surgery to
save daughter Ashley. They'll accept donations at any time, but
thanks to the Morey family, who have an elaborate Halloween
decorative display at their home at 1021 Cox Court in Oviedo's
Alafaya Woods neighborhood, there's even more reason to pitch
in. Stop by and see the home at night through Nov. 1.
Visit OurFundraisers.blogspot.com for more information.

of holiday lights.
Laurie said she is touched
by the generosity of neigh-
bors. "It took a lot for me to
even say yes to fundraising,"
she said. But when the insur-
ance company estimated
Ashley's transplant will cost
about $750,000, not includ-
ing the long-term care, they
realized it was time to begin
planning for the future.
In an effort to raise addi-
tional money, theJohansens
also compiled a cookbook
of family recipes called
"Love for Ashley, Recipes
for Life Cdokbook," which
is available online for $12.
At first, Laurie said she
only imagined asking for
financial and emotional
support from extended fam-
ily and friends. To her sur-

prise, she said, a substantial
amount of donations have
been from complete strang-
ers. "It's very surprising how
people come together, not
knowing Ashley, and feel it
in their hearts to give. It
swells my heart with pride,"
Johansen said. "It's made
me proud to be a part of the
Ashley said she likes to
visit the house and point
out her favorite parts of
the scene. "The lights are so
cool and the music is scary,"
Ashley said. "Even if peo-
ple don't have the money
to donate to my transplant
fund, they should at least
come see the lights."

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Boys pass fake bill at the border

Crime, arrests and
public safety news from
the Oviedo Police Department

SBy Lt. George Ilemsky

Boys will be boys ... but
you still have to pay
On Oct. 20, two juveniles
purchased food from Taco
Bell with a counterfeit $10
bill and left the store with
food and change. They left
the store giggling but were
detained by store employ-
ees. The juveniles then paid
for the food with'a genu-
ine $10 bill and the coun-
terfeit one was surrendered
to police but store employ-
ees allowed the juveniles to
leave the scene before the
arrival of police. This time
they seemed to have got-
ten away but ... on Oct. 22,
a couple of juveniles were
taken into custody after they
were caught and admitted
to police that they passed a
fake counterfeit bill at two
local fast food restaurants.
It is just a matter of time!

Brothers and porn
On Oct. 20, a fight between
brothers over the inappro-
priate behavior and view-
ing of pornographic mov-
ies from a computer that

they shared in the same
bedroom resulted in one of
the boys being taken into
custody for domestic bat-
tery. There is just so much a
brother can take!

Burglaries, thefts and
criminal mischief
On Oct. 22, a burglary to a
residence was reported on
the 600 block of Yorkshire
Drive. There was no evi-
dence of forced entry but
a Sony PS3 game and two
controllers from a table
located inside the office
area of the residence were
reported as stolen.
On Oct. 22, three air
conditioning units were
reported stolen from the
Centerline Homes construc-
tion site located at the 1000
block of Garden Sage Drive.
On Oct. 22, a vehicle bur-
glary was reported on the
1000 block of Seminole
Creek Drive. A Garmin Nuvi
660 GPS, its power cord and
cradle were reported as sto-
On Oct. 23, a report of

a criminal mischief com-
plaint lodged against an
acquaintance in order to
make it appear as if it was
perpetrated by the accom-
plice backfired and the
complainant is having
charges levied against him
to be reviewed by the State
Attorney's Office for filing
a false report. Keep to the
On Oct. 23, a burglary
was reported to a business
located on the 8000 block
of Red Bug Lake Road. A flat-
screen television was force-
fully removed from the wall
and brackets, which caused
damage to the wall.
On Oct. 23, a vehicle bur-
glary was reported at Kids
'R' Kids on Alafaya Woods
Boulevard. The victim
reported she discovered the
driver's side window shat-
tered and her purse with
all her contents stolen. A
short time later, the victim
learned that there was an
unauthorized purchase on
her Discover card at a Shell
gas station.
On Oct. 25, a brick was
thrown through the wind-
shield of a vehicle while
it was parked in a drive-
way at the 1100 block of
Sugarberry Trail.
On Oct. 25, a burglary
was reported on the 1600
block of River Birch Avenue
in which a medium-sized
code key safe was reIorted
stolen. The safe contained

a Star 9 mm semi-automat-
ic handgun, video camera,
cash, jewelry, ammunition
for a 9 mm and miscella-
neous papers.

After-hours wine
On Oct. 25, a female asking
to use the bathroom and
make a phone call because
her vehicle allegedly broke
down was granted access
after business hours by a
good-Samaritan Publix
manager and was subse-
quently placed under arrest
for shoplifting a four pack of
white Zinfandel wine. The
female shoplifter drank one
of the bottles and placed
the other three in her purse.
The shoplifter was arrested
and trespassed from Publix
in Alafaya Square. Publix ...
Where shopping is a plea-
sure... as long as you pay and
it's during business hours!

Cop Talk
Remember that leaving a
vehicle running unattended
is a violation and may result
in a citation. It is a violation
whether or not you leave
the vehicle just for a few
seconds. It just makes sense
to secure your vehicles and
property so that you don't
become easy prey and at the
same time you won't get a
ticket! It makes sense and
it's the law!


Boaters regain access
to Lake Jesup ramp
The Lake Jesup Park boat ramp,
located at 5951 South Sanford Ave.
in Sanford, can once again be used
to launch watercraft.The ramp was
closed on Aug. 25 after floodwaters
from Tropical Storm Fay submerged
it, making it inaccessible.
Other Seminole County boat
ramps operated by Greenways and
Natural Lands remain closed due to
high water.

Winter Springs son
heads to Iraq
Army National Guard Spec. James
E. Beaver has been mobilized and
activated for deployment overseas
to a forward operating base in sup-
port of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Beaver, a chemical operations
specialist with four years of mili-
tary service, is normally assigned
to the 377th Chemical Company
Detachment in Richmond.
He is the son of June M. Finley
of Willa Creek Drive in Winter

Leasing director earns
special designation
Oviedo resident Heidi C. Adams,
director of leasing for Winter Park-
based Taurus Southern Investments
LLC received the prestigious
Certified Commercial Investment
Member designation. Recognized
experts in the disciplines of com-
mercial and investment real estate,
only six percent of the estimated
150,000 commercial real estate
practitioners nationwide hold the
CCIM designation.

Keeth Elementary School 425 Tuskawilla Rd. Winter Springs

A Day of

Helping Orphans Prosper



adoption foster care a mentoring outreach

Saturday, November 8, 9 am-4:30 pm
125 N. Interlachen Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 0 407-644-2906
Expo and lunch registration at fumcwp.orglhope
(Lunch may be purchased from Chick-Fil-A.)
There are 143 million orphans in the world today. This is a mind-boggling
number that must be reduced. We can make a real impact by tackling it together.
Every step taken will bring HOPE to orphans.
We can bring HOPE to orphans in many ways: adoption, foster care,
mentoring, and orphan care.
A Day of HOPE offers the wisdom of many experts on hand to educate and
inspire us to do great things on behalf of orphans. There will be booths and
breakout sessions on a variety of topics.
Visit the Web site at fumcwp.org/hope to see a complete list.
Tom Davis is the CEO and president of Children's HopeChest, an international out-
reach ministry to orphans in Russia and Africa. Tom was a pastor for ten years and
is the author of three books: Fields of the Fatherless, Red Letters: Living a Faith
That Bleeds and Confessions of a Good Christian Guy. Additionally, Tom maintains
"Notes from the Field," a blog where readers can get an in-depth view of the latest
developments in orphan ministry.

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S Nate Huss was only three weeks old when he was placed in the arms of his loving
adopted family, the Huss Family of Phoenix, who had. seven other adopted children
from around the globe. Today, at 23, he is one of the most promising new artists in
contemporary Christian music. With his debut album, Here With Me (Slanted
SRecords), Nate is speaking out as a voice of support for National Adoption
Awareness Month in November.

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Springs. He was born to Paul and Julia Megis on Oct. 24, 1929 in Bethlehem, Pa.
William was a retired senior fire rescue battalion chief.
His funeral was held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Winter
Springs, with Father John J. Bluett presiding.
William is survived by wife Patricia A. Megis, daughter Jeanne M. Tracey, sister
Theresa Arsenault, grandson Michael Tracey and granddaughter Mairedith Tracey.

Keeth Elementary School's

Book Fair

Nov. 3 Nov. 7

Join us Nov. 4 for
Family Fun Night from
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
We will have food,
movies, crafts and
bounce houses. Parents
can shop kid-free on
Nov. 5 for Parents Night.
Come out, have some fun
and support our school!

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had to say about their
Halloween plans.



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Halloween. My
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pretty it is purple
and blue.
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Iron Man is my cos-
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is red and yellow, and
it has a round part
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New Year's plans
The Geneva Citizens Association
will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov.
3 at the Geneva Community Hall,
at 161 First St. Topics include a
New Year's Eve event. Call Dick
Creedon at 407-349-1266 or
e-mail rtcreedon@netzero.com
for more information.
UCF Library hosts
signing for Florida book
Cynthia Barnett will give a lec-
ture and sign her book, "Mirage,"
about Florida's water supplies,
from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
5 at the UCF Library.
See Alice in Wonderland
in Winter Springs
Join Alice's musical madcap
adventures Nov. 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7
p.m. and Nov. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.
The play is at 1425 Tuskawilla
Road, #145. Tickets are $10.
Visit www.WinterSpringsArts.
org for more information.
Author Kendall
Hawthorne signs books
Kendall Hawthorne, author of
children's book- "Friends Are
Like Shoes," will sign copies at
the Borders bookstore in Oviedo
from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.



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We were trying to take pro-
active stance for both rea-
sons," Groetsch said.
Andrewssaid the relation-
ship between the schools
and the school board is
important to the city. "The
Lawton Butterfly Garden is
an important learning tool
for the students, and it is
also an opportunity for stu-
dents and their families to
learn about this local eco-
system," said Andrews, who
offered to lend a helping
hand in the gardening.
The environmental study
area was originally designed
13 years ago using nearly
two acres of wetlands locat-
ed on the southwest corner
of the school campus. A vol-
unteer base of teachers, par-
ents and people from the
community completed the
wooden outdoor classroom
in 1996.
Over the years, the plant
base increased significantly
with donations of plants
such as plumbago, firebush,
lantana and pentas, provid-
irg the ideal environment
for butterflies to flourish.
Students have been able to
witness the butterfly life
cycle first hand or take sam-
ples of the water to enhance
science curriculum.
Today the area sits par-
tially submerged in water.
"About 95 percent of the but-
terfly plants were destroyed.

The dock and pavilion need
to be checked to make sure
they are structurally sound,"
Groetsch said. "The shed lid
flew off and the weed eater
sat in 6 inches of water and
two benches need repair,"
she added.
"Even now we have one
down tree and once the
remaining water recedes,
we may need to take more

down," Groetsch said. The
goal for the year is to dredge
the water, clean up some
of the invasive plants and
remove all the flowers that
are dead, she said.
Anxious to get the revital-
ization under way, Groetsch
has planned workdays for
people in the community to
contribute to bringing the
garden back to life.

"The funny part is that
when we were out there a
week ago picking out the
deadstuff, Isawmorewildlife
than I had seen in months,"
Groetsch said. "There were
butterflies, unique birds I
have never seen out there
before, hawks, frogs and
crickets. I guess some things
keep going."

Workers and donations are wel-
come. Saturday, Dec. 6, from
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bring
gloves and labeled non-electric
equipment to restore the butter-
fly garden. Community service
hour cards will be signed. For
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541 N. Alafaya Trail
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Page A12 October 31 November 6, 2008 The Voice

THIS WEEK in sports history

SMontreal Canadrian Jacques Plante becomes the flrst NHL goalten-
der to wear a full facemask. Once it caught on, most goaltenders
wore Plante-designed masks until the end of the 1960s, when
Soviet goalies introduced cage-style masks that made it easier
ATHLETIC to see.
Rival clash leaves Lions victorious

Rmlval clash leaves L~ions victorious


Blake Bortles was smiling,
but exhausted as he stepped
off the field Thursday night.
He had just engineered a
come-from-behind shocker
to beat No. 9-ranked Winter
Springs, and he did it in Bear
"I knew it'd be a good
game," Bortles said. "But we
,executed right where we
needed and did what we
had to do."
That offensive execution
had come down to the wire
for both teams, but it was
Bortles who put his Lions
over the top. After two failed
passing attempts at the
goal line, he sprinted to the
right and evaded defenders
in the final minute of the
game, taking the lead 35-34,
which would be the win-
ning score.
After the Lions scored,
Winter Springs had little
time to make a final drive.
On the kickoff, disaster
struck for the Bears, who
saw a dropped kickoff turn
into an Oviedo fumble
recovery, sealing the game
But that Win took a long
battle in the second half,
which featured a string of
six touchdowns on consec-
utive drives. Only once in
the entire game did a team
score twice unanswered,
when the Lions ended the
first half on a touchdown
pass to Trey Lundquist, and
started the second half with
a TD run by Bortles.
Bortles would shine at

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Just when-the Bears thought they had the win in the bag, the Lions scored in the last 60 seconds. The final score was 35-34.

quarterback, with a 22-32
completion record, three
TD passes and two TD runs.
Winter Springs' Al-Terek
McBurse ran for 221 yards
and three touchdowns. The
Bears' Junior Boykins had a
career game, catching two
touchdown passes.
About the win, Lions' run-
ning back Collin Christmas
said, "It feels great... they've
been our rival for a long
time, we had three losses in
a row, so it's been coming
for a long time."
Christmas had added
much of the fuel to the

Lions' offensive engine on
the ground, providing need-
ed yardage in the middle of
the field before short gains
brought the Lions to the
end zone.
The Bears, who had only
lost one game all season,
were also desperate for a
win in the district, as their
only loss was to district rival
Lake Brantley. The loss was
devastating for the Bears
(5-2), who are tied with
the best overall record in
the district, but the second-
worst record against district

Hagerty High School
Defense finally arrived
in force for the Hagerty
Huskies, who beat the Lake
Howell Silver Hawks 20-10
The Huskies went into
the game the favorite for
the first time in their varsity
team's history. They slowly
blazed their way into the
end zone three times, with
quarterback Jeff Driskel
providing much of the
team's offensive firepower
from the ground.

footbaI action

Hagerty vs. Mainland
7:30 p.m. at Hagerty
3225 Lockwood Blvd.,

Lake Howell vs. Pine Ridge
7:30 p.m. at Lake Howell
4200 Dike Road,
Winter Park

Winter Springs
vs. Lake Mary
7:30 p.m. at Lake Mary
655 Longwood-Lake Mary
Road, Lake Mary

Oviedo vs. South Sumter
7:30 p.m. at South Sumter
706 N. Main St.,

The only real excite-
ment in the air came from
a very unlikely place Lake
Howell's Anthony Bowie,
who threw a 77-yard touch-
down for the final score of
the game.

Hagerty Huskies Sports Review


Football -
District.win sets up playoff
push for the Huskies
A 20-10 victory over the Lake Howell
Silver Hawks sets the table- for a
Husky playoff run with two district
opponents remaining on the sched-
ule. A win over either Mainland or
Pine Ridge would solidify a spot for
the Huskies. In the win last Friday,
the offense scored three rushing
touchdowns. Quarterback Jeff Driskel
accounted for two of the scores on
1-yard quarterback sneaks in the
second and third quarters of play. In
the fourth, Willie Dubose scampered
6 yards for the score. Dubose finished
with 56 yards rushing while Caleb
Amon led all rushers in the game with
106 yards.
Defensively, the first team provided

its best effort of the year. Trace Kamitz
led the unit with seven tackles and
one and a half sacks. Also contribut-
ing were J.R. Rozier (five tackles),
Luke King (five tackles), and Brandon
Ausburn with one and a half sacks.
The Huskies will face district oppo-
nent Mainland on Friday night at
7:30 p.m. at home-in Sam Momary

Cross Country -
Compher and Licari pace teams
at Holy Trinity Fall Classic
In cross country action last Saturday
in Melbourne, senior Shannon
Compher and freshman Peter Licari
led their respective teams with their
performances in the 43-team fields.
Compher crossed the line 10th overall
in a time of 19:26 to lead the group
to a 10th-place team finish. Following
Compher and completing the team
score were Ashley Seymour (20:48),

Shannon Dunne (21:32), McKinlee
Hand (21:59) and Sarah Ankli (22:30).
Licari completed the 5K course
in a time of 17:15 (29th) to lead the
Huskies to a 12th-place team fin-
ish. Following Licari and completing
the team score were Sean Mendes
(17:19), Alex Ruedas (18:15), Kyle
Burton (18:27) and Colin Tardrew

Volleyball -
District play up next with
regular season complete
A win over the Lyman Greyhounds
(25-18, 25-20, 25-15) and losses to
Lake Mary (19-25, 19-25, 15-25) and
.Seminole (22-25, 22-25, 25-27) com-
pleted the regular season for Hagerty.
The team will head to FHSAA district
tournament play this week with an
overall record of 8-12 and a district
record of 3-1.
In the victory over the Greyhounds,

Alex Teixeira accounted for 24 points
on 23 kills for the Huskies. In the loss
to the Rams, Teixeira added 11 points.
In the regular season finale, Lauren
Colton posted eight kills and four
blocks in the contest with Seminole.

Bowling -
Big wins over Lake Mary, teams
ranked in the Super Six
Alyssa Stephan and Mark Thomas led
their respective teams to impressive
273- and 342-point wins over the
Lake Mary Rams last week in tenpins
action. The showings helped move
the teams up in the Sentinel Super
Six rankings system to third for the
girls and fourth for the boys. In the
match, Stephens rolled a 572 series
while Thomas tossed a 729 total for
the Huskies.
In Baker action to finish the week
of play, the girls defeated Lake Howell
4-3 while the boys lost to Lake Howell

4-2. Both squads are now 11-3 over-
all as they head into the FHSAA dis-
trict tournament this week at the
Oviedo Bowling Center.

Softball -
SAC Tournament Results 2008
A first-round win and a second-round
loss eliminated the Huskies from the
SAC Slow-Pitch Softball tournament
to conclude their season. The team
defeated Lake Howell 7-4 to create
a matchup with Lake Brantley in the
second round.
Versus the Patriots, the Huskies
opened up a 5-0 lead only to see it
slip away for a 13-7 loss. For Hagerty,
Erin Wagstaff and Kelsey Carpenter
continued their leadership roles on
the mound and at the plate. The team
finished the year with a record of 10-6


The Voice October 31 November 6, 2008 Page A13

THIS WEEK in political history

Residents of the District of Columbia cast their ballots In a
presidential election for the first time. The passage of the 23rd
Amendment in 1961 gave citizens of the nation's capital the right
..-; to vote for president and vice president.

Winter Springs: Voice chooses Gilmore, Poe
Winter Springs decides. honest leader with nearly Hovey vs. Poe dent of the state Parent- she take office, which could
on two City Commission five years of making deci- The race to replace depart- Teacher Association, was amount to a city-level revo-
races on Election Day, sions for the betterment of ing Commissioner Robert a surprise entrant on the lution.
Nov. 4, one an open seat Winter Springs. Miller, another incisive ballot. Her supporters are Considering the qual-
contest. The other decides It would take an extraor- steward of good govern- familiar to the city, though, ity of life Winter Springs
whether to re-elect Don dinary candidate to beat ment, pits newcomer Jean as they've repeatedly and residents get for their
Gilmore or replace him Gilmore, and Bonner is Hovey against Bill Poe. unsuccessfully sued the remarkably low tax rate,
with Gary Bonner. In the not one. His salesman- Poe has built a successful city, only to complain this sort of change isn't in
latter contest, the choice like response to questions non-profit agency to put about how much the city order. Poe is supported by
is an easy one. Gilmore belies any earnestness, in developmentally disabled pays for legal bills, and people responsible for that
has been a steady hand on a time when words don't adults to work, one that is mounted an unsuccessful quality of life, and deserves
the Commission, using his matter as much against closely linked to the city, recall campaign two years the chance to guide the
engineering background to the strong track record of called the Seminole Work ago against then-Commis- city into the future. The
the fullest in asking prob- the incumbent. The Voice Opportunity Program. Poe sioner Michael Blake and Voice endorses Bill Poe
ing questions no one else endorses Don Gilmore also sits on the Planning also Gilmore. This group for Winter Springs City
on the Commission consid- for Winter Springs City and Zoning Board. Hovey, will undoubtedly expect Commission Seat 1.
ers. He's a straight-talking, Commission Seat 3. who is the incoming presi- Hovey's complicity should

Oviedo Council: Voice chooses Burns, Thrift

The path a city takes is no
more firmly established
than by how it uses its land.
When a city creates a road,
generally speaking, it stays
that way. The road doesn't
turn into a park in 10 years.
It's more likely that road
will just get bigger,
The same goes for pri-
vate land. If a city grants
the request of a landowner
to change the zoning of
a property, say from agri-
cultural to residential, and
lets that owner build as
many houses as he can fit,
the impact is long-lasting.
Whatever stood before is
replaced with houses, and
those houses, if they ever
fall into disuse, just get
replaced with other houses.
They don't turn into forest
or grassland again.
Whether Oviedo's lead-
ers have considered that
as the city has grown, it's
clear there has been a lack
of foresight in allowing
what was a country town
to slowly transform into
a bedroom community of
Orlando, gradually losing
its identity.
Without exception,
when you ask an Oviedo
leader, past or present,
why they chose to live in
the city above all others,
they say it's the small-town
charm. Again and again,
though, they have granted
requests for more sprawl-
ing neighborhoods and
more characterless strip
malls. They struggle with
how to handle traffic flow,
but continue to add to it.
It begs the question:
Just how much can Oviedo
grow, and just how simi-
larly can it grow relative to
the rest of Orlando, before
it loses its small-town
charm? There's a tipping
point. Some think there's
room left to grow outward.
Some say we're right on
that tipping point now.
Some longtime residents

say we passed that point
long ago.
The pace and charac-
ter of the growth seen in
the last decade show that
there's little vision for
how to responsibly man-
age Oviedo's growth, to a
point where it maintains
the character that brought
people to it in the first
place. It's almost as though
the city's leaders are afraid
to say no to requests from
developers, to requests
from landowners for more.
And so here we are, fac-
ing another election, one
pitting two sitting city
councilmen against men
who earnestly believe
they're better for the job.
Councilman Dominic
Persampiere, Oviedo's lon-
gest-serving Council mem-
ber, a man with a remark-
able grasp of the intrica-
cies of infrastructure and
enough time legislating city
issues to know all there is
to know, faces a familiar
challenger in Rick Burns.
The surveying company
owner, who ran against
Persampiere in 2004, is
again running with a cam-
paign built on character.
Burns has been attacked
for being less knowledge-
able and less experienced
than Persampiere. It's
difficult to possess more
knowledge about a job
than someone who has
it already. Burns, though,
isn't tainted by the poor
judgment exhibited by
Persampiere in the past,
most glaringly by colluding
with fellow Council mem-
bers on what was essential-
ly a secret organization to
reduce voter choice in an
important election.
Experience only mat-
ters if you can be trusted
to use that experience for
the betterment of the city,
both by being forthright
and possessing the vision
to ensure those that live in

Oviedo will see their qual-
ity of life maintained, and
that the character of their
city won't vanish into the
homogenous broth of sub-
urban Orlando.
What Burns lacks in
experience is made up in
sound judgment, a sharp
mind and a genuine love
for his community, rather
than love of political office.
Through the countless civic
groups with which he has
worked and continues to
aid, Bums' sincerity is clear,
and his character difficult
to impugn.
Though Persampiere has
more specific knowledge of
infrastructure and has had
a hand in city projects for
nearly a decade, his vision
in those years has either
failed in guiding the city
or hasn't existed. Oviedo's
true downtown still faces
bulldozing for a road that
is far from being built, one
needed to support the con-
tinual sprawl of Greater
Oviedo into the country-
side. Its high-concept new
downtown is still dirt,
languishing as it did even
when the housing boom
saw property value rise all
around us.
The Oviedo Marketplace,
too, is suffering, and
mom-and-pop businesses
are closing up. Residents
remain frustrated that their
roads aren't paved. When
Councilman Steve Henken,
arguably the most effec-
tive city leader, talks of his
efforts to do the will of
the people, he's frequently
mocked by Persampiere,
the man now asking for a
renewed chance to lead.
Though Oviedo is a
city that appears to have
weathered the financial
storm this year, its tax rate
is higher than most cities in
the area. It's no wonder the
city has been better off.
Burns has kept an eye
on Oviedo's changes,

both good and bad, and
has requested a chance to
change the city for the bet-
ter, in part by reining in
aimless and character-sap-
ping growth. He deserves a
chance to lead the city with
integrity, down a path that
preserves Oviedo's unique
charm and character. The
Voice endorses Rick Burns
for Oviedo City Council
Group Four.

Schenck vs. Thrift
In the other contest the
decision is far easier. Steve
Schenck, though a likable
character with respectable
civic ties, has proven inef-
fective as a city council-
man, with little to stake a
legitimate claim on. While
others have made difficult
decisions and pushed for-
ward new ideas, Schenck
has been comfortable to
say yes, or say nothing. His
suspiciously abrupt depar-
ture from a Council race
against then-Councilman
Jim Greer in 2006 left resi-
dents wondering if Schenck
had been threatened or
bribed to leave the race. In
any case, he gave Greer a
free pass by dropping out,
and not surprisingly re-
emerged when Greer's seat
became available.
His convictions are easy
to question as evinced by a
flip-flop when the Council
was deciding on a new
city manager. Persampiere
himself said voting as a
consensus was the right
thing to do, but voting your
conscience and the way
you truly believe is much
more admirable. Schenck
may possess the character
of a civic steward, though
he has failed to produce as
a councilman.
Rob Thrift, a business-
man and youth sports
director, has an impres-
sive grasp of city issues
and the drive to do what
must be done to pull the

city through an economic
downturn, while not leav-
ing development to go
Thrift said he's running
because he's tired of leaders
who don't speak from the
heart and don't vote with
conviction. Basically, he
doesn't want to see the city
run by politicians. He wants
it to be run by community
leaders, and he is certainly
one of them.
Where Schenck has
been a caretaker, content
merely to hold office, Thrift
is more likely to help the
city by pushing for what
he believes, and what the
city's residents ask of him.
He knows the city's past
and has a vision for its
future. The Voice endorses
Rob Thrift for Oviedo City
Council Group Three.

Schenck responds with
letter to the editor
After reading your endorse-
ment online I had to com-
ment back. Your choice,
although I disagree, is yours
to make, but your accusa-
tions and innuendo are
inaccurate and insulting.
You make a reference
to a "suspiciously abrupt
departure from a Council
race." I know I am a pub-
lic figure, and my life in
many ways becomes an
open book, but you still
hope that there are things
involving your family that
you can keep private. I
dropped out of the race
because I did not know the
prognosis for my mother
and I could not take time
away from my family.
After dropping out of the
race I received a certified
letter that stated I had been
charged with an ethics
complaint. This complaint
was filed by the next door

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neighbor of my competitor (cozy
huh). This is the ethics complaint
Mr. Thrift mentions in his cam-
paign. This is all public record, and
I was completely cleared by the eth-
ics commission.
As to the city manager decision,
it's quite funny that building con-
sensus has become a bad thing. I
pushed Mr. Crawford as my No. 1
choice repeatedly, until there was
no more reason to. I chose instead"
to go to my No. 2 choice, a person
who was on everyone's radar. We
discussed it and the vote passed.
I can only surmise that you
think the only way a member of
Council can show that they believe
in what they are saying is to yell at
other members and pontificate.
To actually listen, show respect,
and make adjustments in your
decision based on the input from
fellow Council members, staff and
the public is something no Council
member should ever do lest they
be called the dreaded flip-flopper.
I have long said that I respected

your viewpoints, but I have lost
respect for you in the manner in
which you have chosen to write
your endorsement.
Stephen W Schenck, Oviedo City Council
[Editor's note: This letter was edited for space.]

Dog park shouldn't be
political scapegoat
As the former president and found-
er of Friends of Leash Optional
Parks, I have lobbied the city since
2001 to establish a permanent off-
leash dog park in our city. We have
made great strides in our efforts
to fill this inexpensive niche in
the Winter Springs parks system.
However, in recent days it seems
the words "dog park" have become
a lighting rod for some folks who
are running for public office.
In the last Winter Springs City
Commission election cycle we
had several folks run for office
that had rarely if ever shown up
for a Commission meeting. Their
lack of knowledge and complete
ignorance of how city government
works was clear to most citizens.
The stakes are much higher now.

Our city has been elevated to a
national rating of one of the top
cities in the country to live and
raise a family. This wasn't achieved
by accident nor by a wild spending
of taxpayer dollars. It was achieved
by hard work and an ability to
work within the system, by submit-
ting requests for state and federal
grants and using the accounts of
government as they were intended.
These grants are available for
very specific purposes. A parks
grant can only be used for a park. It
has nothing to do with the general
fund account. If a city wins one of
these grants and doesn't use it, it
will be used for a park in another
city. Bill Poe and Donald Gilmore
know this and will use these
grants to enhance the city without
depending on city tax revenue.
The simple truth of the matter is at
least one of the other candidates
would allow this grant money to
go to another city. There would be
no effect on my taxes and yours
either way, but we would lose the
opportunity to add a wonderfully
diverse feature to our parks system.

Do we want knowledgeable
leadership or uninformed com-
mands that pander to the concerns
we are all experiencing in today's
economic environment?
Bob Rucci
Winter Springs

Obama's Democratic agenda
limits freedom
When you peel back the overheat-
ed rhetoric, overblown promises
and attacks, this election comes
down to a question of power.
If you believe what will move
America forward is for the people
in government to have more
power to tell the rest of us what to
do, then vote for Obama, because
that will be his agenda. With
Congress controlled by Democrats,
much of that agenda will be imple-
mented. If you believe that what
makes America strong is that we,
the people, have the freedom to
decide for ourselves what we will
do, then vote for McCain, because
he will pull in that direction.
Jeffrey Payne
Winter Springs


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Case No.: 08-DR-866-02-DL
JUDI S. KING, Petitioner
PAULT. KING, Respondent
TO: (name of Respondent) PAUL T. KING
(Respondent's last known address) ADDRESS
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 (name
of Petitioner) JUDI S. KING, whose address is 105
or before November 6, 2008, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at (clerk's address) 301
before service on Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered
against youfor 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 docu-
ments 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.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain "automatic
disclosure of documents and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated October 2, 2008.
Maryanne Morse,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Nancy R. Winter
Deputy Clerk
10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
Pursuant to Florida Statute 713.585, Mid-Florida
Lien And Recovery, will sell at public sale for cash
the following described vehicle located at lienor's
place-to satisfy a claim of lien. 2003 HYUNDAI
VIN: KMHWF25S83A894922. Lien Amt: $1443.85.
SANFORD, FL 407-688-9399. Sale Date: November
17, 2008, 10:00 AM. At Mid Florida Lien & Recov-
ery 3001 Aloma Ave. Winter Park FL 32792. Said
vehicle may be redeemed by satisfying the lien
prior to sale date. You have the right to a hearing
at any time prior to sale date by filing a demand
for hearing in the circuit court. Owner has the right
to recover possession of vehicle by posting a bond
in accordance with ES. 559.917. Any proceeds in
excess of the amount of the lien will be deposited
with the Clerk of Circuit Court in the county where
the vehicle is held.

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