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April 3 - April 16, 2009
The Florida Film Festival features "Oviedo
Chickens" and a UCF grad's film Saturday.
Facing a $56 million budget
shortfall, Seminole County
Public Schools unveiled a
list of cost-saving measures
at Tuesday's work session.
include eliminating 317
staff positions and closing
three facilities, including
the Environmental Studies
Superintendent Bill Vogel
was given the go-ahead to
begin notifying staffers that
35 their jobs are being cut. The
other proposed items, such
Studies Center, the Student
Museum and the Seminole
Truancy Alternatives for
Youth Center, will be dis-
cussed further at the School
Board's April 21 work ses-
The School Board asked
the community to sub-
mit suggestions as to ways
to reduce the $56.4 mil-
lion shortfall. One of those
included adjusting school
thermometers from . 76
degrees to 77 degrees, a net
savings of $500,000 a year.
Closing the Museum and
the two centers would save
Sales tax revenues - a
main education fund-
ing source - continue to
decline as property values
fall. Since the beginning of
the 2007-2008 school year,
SCPS has shed almost $40
million from its budget,, a
reduction of 6.7 percent per
student. Enrollment also
continues to decrease.
The Friends of the
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Margie Hopkins had to leave her
tiny home when Tropical Storm
Fay flooded it last August. Now
the relocated Sanford resident
may never live there again, after
it was put up for condemnation
Monday, March 23.
Nine properties were under
consideration to be condemned
and leveled by the city, after code
enforcement officers cited them
for numerous violations.
Hopkins' nearly 50-year-old,
"92-square-foot home was one of
them. She was forced to evacuate
after water spilled in from torren-
tial rains that blanketed the area
during Tropical Storm Fay, which
Funding for roads takes hit
It's funding season for local
governments, and Oviedo is
looking north. The city sent
a contingent to Tallahassee
and Washington, D.C., in
March to try to scare up
some money and put a face
to a name among bigger
political circles. They came
back with good and bad
news from afar.
The bad news is a big
funding source for Oviedo's
State Road 419 and State
Road 426 road expan-
sion projects has seen its
own coffers gutted by the
declining home building
Regional Incentive Program
is supposed to help pay for
the construction costs of
the widening, which goes
through the middle of
Oviedo's old downtown.
But that TRIP program is
largely funded by a tax on
home sales, which can be as
much as 70 cents per $100
in home value.
"We knew that the TRIP
funding sources are down,"
Schenck said. "But we didn't
know by how much. They
dropped from $500 million
to $15 million this year."
That massive falloff in
revenue had some state leg-
islators talking about elimi-
nating the TRIP funding
"That sort of died on the
vine," Councilman Dominic
Officials at the state level
told Oviedo representatives
that TRIP funding could
recover in the next few
years, and that funding will
likely be available when the
city needs it.
Persampiere said that he
didn't expect to come back
with more money after
traveling to Tallahassee on
Monday, but that it would
pay off in the long term.
"Sometimes folks feel
like you're going to come
back with a check in hand,"
he said. "It's really just
about waving the Oviedo
flag, putting a face to the
name Oviedo, and getting
Schenck shook hands
with Florida Secretary of
Kopelousos and discussed
other ways to bring funding
to the multi-million dollar
But they looked even
further when Persampiere
went to Washington early in
March. The city had already
gotten $1.5 million as of
last year, but this time they
asked for $23.5 million as
part of a new appropriation
bill for highway funding.
The funding bill that
would provide that money
is still being written, and
may not be put to a vote
,until early next year.
"If it passes we feel very
confident that we could get
that money," Persampiere
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Chuluota dodges statewide water hike
Thousands of water users
throughout the state will
have their water rates hiked
by as much as 75 percent in
the next year, but Chuluota
residents won't be among
The Seminole County
village was the only com-
munity spared when Aqua
Utilities of Florida met with
the Florida Public Service
in Tallahassee to ask for a
massive rate hike. And the
water utility company got
what it asked for - a 75
percent increase in water
and sewer charges to cus-
But Chuluota avoided
the increased bill thanks
to a massive campaign
by residents and activists,
plus a late-pinch-hit home
run by Florida Rep. Sandy
Adams. She stood before the
Commission to give a final
speech on behalf of her
constituents, despite objec-
tions from Aqua Utilities'
"When I have constitu-
ents that are paying a high
amount for water that they
feel isn't safe to drink or
bathe in, there's a problem,"
Adams told the Commission.
"This is an issue that's been
"I told them to serious-
ly consider [Aqua Utilities'
Chuluota plant's] record,
and I think they did," she
Aqua Utilities had long
felt pressure from the local
commimity to avoid rais-
ing rates to customers of
its Chuluota water treat-
ment plant. For more than
a decade, residents have
complained about water
quality problems. The water
is cloudy and smells like
eggs, local activist Deborah
Schafer said, and residents
are afraid to drink it.
"People have sewer prob-
lems too," Schafer said.
"They've got water backing
up into their bathtubs."
Though the water utility
provider has taken steps to
upgrade the Chuluota water
treatment facility to pro-
vide better water, residents
continue to complain about
issues that have plagued the
city far into distant mem-
When residents discov-
ered that Aqua Utilities was
attempting to raise rates for
the third time in two years,
they were furious, starting
a letter-writing campaign
and lobbying the FPSC to
not allow the rate hike. They
succeeded, for now.
"My guess is they really
thought about everything
that we brought to them
and realized that it wouldn't
be fair until we had water
quality that was drinkable,"
Schafer said. "I don't think
Aqua Utilities' Chuluota plant continues to work on improving the water quality.
we've won the war, but this
was a pretty big battle."
Schafer and Adams said
they expect an appeal from
Aqua Utilities to allow the
statewide rate hike to take
effect in Chuluota as well.
Aqua Utilities assured
Adams that they were work-
ing on two new treatment
methods to improve water
quality for the area.
In the meantime,
Chuluota residents will have
the same water, at the same
"I don't believe my con-
stituency is asking for any-
thing unreasonable," Adams
said. "I think they deserve
better water at a reasonable
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Sheriff's Office employee
arrested on abuse charge
A Seminole County Sheriffs
Office employee was arrest-
ed Monday, March 30, and
charged with one charge of
lewd and lascivious behav-
ior on a victim
between 12 j '
and 16 years of
William I. a
39, of Sanford
was a telecom-
Office for the past nine
years. He was fired Monday.
The victim, now in her
late teens, told an adult that
West had "touched her inap-
propriately for the past five
years," spokeswoman Kim
Cannaday wrote in a news
release. West confirmed the
Grow house uncovered in
Oviedo Police Officers cart-
ed more than 60 marijuana
plants and 15 pounds of
marijuana out of a home in
Alafaya Woods March 26.
The police closed down
the drug operation after
receiving an anonymous
tip. The property was for
rent but was unoccupied.
Response Team is working
toward making arrests on
numerous felony charges.
Rewards of up to $1,000 can
be earned for anonymous
information leading to a
felony arrest or warrant.
Call CrimeLine at 800-423-
W.S. woman confesses to
A Winter Springs woman
shot her husband in the
chest early Sunday morn-
ing, the Seminole County
Sheriffs Office said. His
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cious noise in
and was shot.
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that Kimberly Boo
her husband in the
garage with a .357
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Kim Cannaday wrote in a
news release. "The motive is
unknown at this time."
Kimberly was arrested
and charged with one count
of attempted first-degree
Oviedo man dies from
44, of gunshot wound
A 20-year-old Oviedo man
who was shot in the head
at a Daytona Beach hotel
died Wednesday, March 25,
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charged 27-year-old James
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:r story On March 21, Drosky
was shot three times, in the
investi- head, hand and upper leg.
crmined Drosky was' staying
ne shot on the eighth floor of the
couple's Ocean Sands Hotel on
revolv- North Atlantic Avenue with
woman friends during spring break.
According to the incident
report, the suspect, Costa,
knocked on his door and
offered to sell him drugs.
Costa was asked to leave
and became angry.
That's when witnesses
told police Costa pulled
out a gun and pointed it
at Drosky, shot him three
times and fled. Police found
the suspect hiding in the
sand dunes about a block
away from the hotel and
recovered a .38 caliber gun
with the suspect's aban-
Well-wishes have been
flooding into a Facebook
group page dedicated in
"I love you Jerry Lee,"
one person wrote. "He is my
younger cousin, and it really
makes me proud to see so
many people on here who
MUD I Residents can show support for the Environmental Center on April 21
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Center is not leaving the Center's
fate in the county's hands. Last year,
they raised $20,000 in private dona-
tions to keep the Center's fifth-grade
program going, which includes the
popular "mud walk." This year, they
hope to double that, and are already
well on their way, raising more than
$27,000 in private donations.
They don't know yet how much
it's going to cost to keep the Center's
current staff - one teacher, two
full-time assistants and two part-
time assistants, said Pat Burkett,
who co-founded the Center near
Longwood. She is still hoping the
School Board will cover s6me costs.
"We are hoping they will be able
to give enough to keep them open
- so they don't have a brain drain,"
she said. "Once it's lost it will be
nearly impossible to get it back."
Seminole County's two-day nature education program, known best for its mud walk,
needs donations to keep going. Donate online by visiting KeepSeminoleBeautiful.
org/SCESCDonations.aspx. You can also send donations to the Friends of the
Environmental Studies Center, P.O. Box 522161, Longwood, FL 32752-2161. Make
checks payable to the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools, and write
Environmental Studies Center Program Fund in the "for" or "memo" line.
The Center houses an assortment
of animals that will be forced to
relocate if the Center shuts down.
"We would have to give some-
body our snakes and let the turtles
loose," she said, citing that such
hands-on learning is a critical part
of the student program. "It sounds
like a silly concern, but it's a real
Opponents to the cuts flowed
into Tuesday's. budget workshop,
many wearing homemade mud
walk T-shirts. One attendee was a
fifth-grader who went on his first
mud walk earlier that day.
"We had some people come out
that we weren't expecting who talk-
ed to the Board about the impor-
tance of keeping us," said Deborah
Harris, Environmental Education
Specialist at the Center. "It was very
The Center is in the first tier of
cuts, but has been moved toward
the end of the list, she said.
The clock is ticking.
"They're trying to give us time to
find some funding," she said, "and
they're trying to find ways to help.
The Board doesn't want to cut us, it
just comes down to the dollars."
Harris urged supporters of the
Center to attend the April 21 work
session, wearing a mud walk or
green-colored shirt. The Friends
are taking online donations at
"If we could get $10 or $20 from
a whole bunch of people, that
would do it," Friends member Pat
Southward wrote in an e-mail to
supporters. "We could save the
entire program that the kids love
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Page A4 April 3 - April 16, 2009
Pray for the Fargo flood victims
By Karen McEnany-Phillips
Please plan on attending
the first major community
meeting of the Seminole
County rural areas to define
the final plans for the first
phase of the Rural Heritage
Center. The workshop will
be held on Saturday, April
4, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. at the Historic Geneva
School House at First and
Here is the state-
ment from Christopher
Stapleton, president of
the RHC: "We are in the
final stages of assuming
responsibility of the deed
to the Historic Geneva
Schoolhouse for the pur-
pose of creating a com-
munity learning center
celebrating our living rural
heritage with hands-on
informal education. Its
purpose is to bring families
and communities together
by exploring the rich and
diverse heritage of rural
Florida that includes many
generations, cultures and
"Nestled along the banks
of the American Heritage
River of the St. Johns,
the rural east Seminole
County is one of the few
last remaining living rural
heritage areas of Central
Florida. From the stables
of Chuluota, the farms
and orchards of Black
Hammock to the ranches
and wilderness areas of
Geneva, this area repre-
sents a tradition that is still
strong but is in constant
threat from urban sprawl.
"This center will be
designed to offer all of
Central Florida an appre-
ciation and reason to cel-
ebrate the importance of
rural heritage from the
past, for the present and
into the future."
I've been trying to push
out of my mind that in less
than five months it will be
the one-year anniversary
of Tropical Storm Fay and
the historic flooding that
we're still recovering from.
Last August the river rose
three feet in less than one
day and we found ourselves
in uncharted, very watery
territory. Folks near the St.
Johns River are still replac-
ing lost landscaping, fixing
fences, building up low
areas, and making repairs,
wondering if it will be
-enough to stave off hurri-
cane season 2009.
But lest we feel too sorry
for ourselves we have only
to look out west to Fargo,
Bismarck and towns along
North Dakota's Red and
Missouri rivers, and we rec-
ognize that those folks are
facing even greater chal-
Imagine filling, lifting
and tossing hundreds of
sandbags in bitter winds,
cold and snow. I listened
to a Web cast of a young
woman, Jennifer Sondag,
in Fargo who made a short
video diary a few days
before the projected crest.
The snow slows down the
river but makes the enor-
mous sandbagging process
miserable. "We want to go
inside and be warm, but
we can't," Sondag said. "We
have to sandbag."
Police escorts took the
sandbag trucks to needed
locations and volunteers
lined the rivers, building
up dikes that seemed high
enough two weeks ago
before new projections
moved the river crest up
even higher. We under-
stand that a few inches
can mean the difference of
water in your house. They
faced another two or three
feet. Remember how we
watched the NOAA graphs
every hour to see where the
river was and where it was
projected to rise? They use
them as well and it's crazy
to see it off the chart in the
major flooding section -
it's as if they need to create
So we continue to pray
for Fargo and the folks
along those icy, blustery
banks. We wish them less
frigid temperatures but
not so much that the snow
melts too quickly. The rest
of the country assumes
the story is over. The river
crested and everyone's
pretty safe. We river people
know how fragile that bal-
ance is during the cresting
period and how people
live with the flooding for
months after the news cov-
erage is over. They seem
like resilient, tough folks
who were just living their
lives and got handed a life-
threatening challenge from
Mother Nature. We wish we
could bring you coffee.
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 - if will be better.
HOMES I Three Sanford homes condemned, face final hearing
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zigzagged over Central Florida for
nearly four days.
Seven months later, her home
was one step away from being bull-
dozed when she stood up at the
Sanford City Commission meeting
to ask them to spare it.
"It was my permanent residence
until the flood came," she said. In
front of city heads, Hopkins related
her fight to rebuild the home to
code. "I filed for permits - I did
everything but handing [the city]
Hopkins was granted a reprieve
from the city, and allowed to rebuild
her home within six months. If she
doesn't finish by then, she could be
in the same place again.
Homeowner Scott Wright was
baffled that his two adjacent homes
were even on the list when he stood
before the Commission at the same
meeting. Staring at pictures of his
home taken by the city that he
called outdated, he asked why the
city hadn't noticed that he'd fixed
the homes it was threatening to
"It doesn't look anything like this
anymore," Wright said. "There's new
carpet, paint, everything. I don't
understand the problem here."
Wright said he'd hoped to finish
turning the homes into affordable
housing for low-income Sanford
residents. But six months from
completing the project, he said the
city had left notices of condemna-
tion on the buildings, sometimes
conflicting with each other.
"One notice said the grass needs
to be mowed at one house, and the
other house's grass was fine, which
is impossible because they're both
mowed at the same time," Wright
The Commission spared half a
dozen of the homes, at least tempo-
rarily, after pleas from homeown-
ers, but not without stern warn-
ings from Mayor Linda Kuhn. She
said that at least one property had
been in bad condition for a decade.
Another home on Celery Avenue
was also a chronic problem, she
"The property has been in a state
of disrepair for more years than I
can count," Kuhn said, scolding a'
homeowner. "Having been in this
position before - if we don't pro-
ceed with condemnation - then
we're right back where we started."
Three homes were condemned
by the city, and will be up for a final
demolition hearing before the bull-
dozers move in. That's a position
Kuhn said she doesn't want the city,
or homeowners, to be in, but that
it's the city's last resort for buildings
"It's not our desire to see the
building torn down," Kuhn said.
"But we like to see some progress."
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Bargains galore at Mt. Dora fair
I love a fun day. Once a
month my daughter-in-
law Donna and I meet for
lunch somewhere between
Oviedo and Leesburg; usu-
ally Mt. Dora. Love that
neat town. Well, last week-
end we hit the jackpot
with an antiques fair on
Donnelly Street, the main
drag in the city's down-
town. Bargains galore.
Donna was looking for
pieces for her second home
in North Carolina and I was
just looking. Well, between
an old trunk, Depression
glass, porcelain roosters,
jewelry, old bowls, etc., we
did well. Now mind you, we
looked like gypsies or bag
ladies carrying all that stuff
to the car. Good thing she
had her SUV with her that
Of course, the day wasn't
complete without having
lunch at one of our favor-
ite restaurants; we chose
one near the lake to dine
outside, as it was such a
lovely day. Can't do this in
Oviedo - no place to shop
or dine near a waterway
with music. At least Winter
Springs has more to offer in
Speaking of outdoor
entertainment, try Barnie's
Caf6 any Sunday night from
6-9 p.m. for their Sunday
Night Acoustic performers
from our area. Songs of all
genres and decades - from
classics that everyone loves
to catchy originals - are
played. Enjoy the acoustic
sounds of guitar, bass and
percussion while enjoying
a wide variety of Barnie's
This Sunday is Palm
Sunday and the following
week is Easter week and
we all have big plans with
family and friends. Have a
* happy and fruitful time and
I hope the Easter bunny is
good to all the little ones.
A few things to do for
fun or places to go: The
World Festival, 4-9 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, will be
held at the Metro Life
Church, 910 S. Winter Park
Drive, Casselberry. The
Rotary Club of Casselberry
will feature 11 perfor- '
mances of authentic folk
dance, music and acrobats
of Asia, Middle East, Europe
and Central America.
Performers will be fully
adorned in their colorful
costumes. There will be
ethnic cuisine vendors and
cultural art and craft exhi-
bitions. Free to the public.
For more information, call
-There will be a bunco
game from 3-5 p.m. on
Saturday, April 4, presented
by The Woman's Club of *
Casselberry, 251 Overbrook
Beginners are welcome;
bring $5 to play. For more
information, please call
There's a jazz series from
4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 4,
in Magnolia Square, 200
Magnolia Ave., Sanford. The
Jazzed in Sanford concert
series will feature singer
and cabaret artist Jaimie
Roberts. Free admission.
Antique Roses, 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 5, at Harry
Leu Gardens, Garden
House, 1920 N. Forest Ave.,
Orlando. The Orlando
Area Society will present
the program "Roses in the
Culinary World" by Chef
Mark Engler, who will offer
a tea and food tasting with
rose influences. He will also
demonstrate garnish tech-
niques using fruit and vege-
tables. Doors open at 2 p.m.
Adinission is free; if you
need more information,
please call 352-556-3936.
It's just about here -
our own "Taste of Oviedo"
runs from 10 a.m. to 6
p.m. on Saturday, April
18. This year's location is
Oviedo Boulevard between
and County Road 419. The
15th annual Taste celebra-
tion features live enter- "
tainment, arts and crafts,
specialty foods from area
restaurants and children's
activities including rock
climbing and inflatables.
Saving the best for last,
the Oviedo Preservation
Project will have the Citrus
and Celery Cook-off for
best recipes using citrus
and celery. Admission is $2
for adults and $1 for chil-
dren ages 3-12. All-you-can-
play wristbands are $5 and
St. Luke's Concert Series
2008-2009 presents the
Orchestra, Saturday, April
18, at 7 p.m. The program
will be "1900-1925: Rags
to Riches" and will explore
the birth of jazz with clas-
sics by composers Igor-
Jelly Roll Morton
Debussy ("Golliwog's Cake-
Walk"), Scott Joplin ("The
Entertainer") and more.
The public is invited to this
free concert at St. Luke's
Lutheran Church, 2021 W.
State Road 426, Oviedo.
A thought: "It is all right
to hold a conversation but
you should let go of it now
- Richard Armour
Send word to Janet Foley about
events and let her know what's
going on around town by e-mailing
Boston University awarded aca-
demic degrees to 1,536 students
in January including Winter Springs
resident Robin L. Long, who received
a Master of Science in Human
Boston University is the fourth,
largest independent university in the
United States, with an enrollment of
more than 29,000 students in its 17
schools and colleges.
Altamonte Springs-based Tri-City
Electrical Contractors, Inc. is under
way on $1.6 million of tenant
improvements at Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt Co.'s new 95,000-square-
foot offices located at 1300 South
Park Center in Orlando, under its
contract with Brasfield'& Gorrie, Lake
Altamonte Springs-based gen-
eral contractor and construction
manager Roger B. Kennedy, Inc.
is under way on the distinctive
new $2.6 million Lake Nona Village
Center, a 2-story, 32,000-square-
foot mixed-use building designed
by Charlan Brock & Associates in.
Maitland. Located at 9685 Lake Nona
Village Place, Orlando, construction is
slated for completion in June accord-
ing to company president Roger B.
Altamonte Springs-based Tilt-Con
Corporation is underway on the new
LEED Certified Kohl's Department
Store at 801 S. University Drive in
Plantation, under its contract with J.
Raymond Construction, Longwood.
Slated for -completion in May, Tilt-
Con's scope of work includes foun-
dations, slab-on-grade, and tilt-up
concrete wall panels.
John Crossman CCIM, president
of Crossman & Company, one of
Central Florida's largest retail
leasing and property management
Mr. Robert Brown, 82, of
Oviedo, Fla. died Wednesday March
Mr. PhilipJason, 87, ofFairhaven,
Mass., formerly of Oviedo, Fla., died
Sunday, March 22, 2009 in St. Luke's
Hospital in New Bedford.
Born in New Bedford, he was
a son of the late S.P. Jason and
Helen A. (Logan) Jason. He lived
in Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Mashpee,
and Oviedo for the last 20 years
before returning to Fairhaven in
A graduate of Fairhaven High
School, he worked as a steamfitter
for Anderson Olson in New Bedford.
A veteran of the United States Navy,
he served during World War II and
received many medals.
He is survived by one sister,
Barbara Chase, one brother, Chester
Jason, one grandson, Michael Tofuri,
many nieces and nephews, and his
extended family in Oviedo.
His private funeral services are
in the care of the Waring-Sullivan
Home of Memorial Tribute at
Fairlawn. Contributions in his honor
may be made to Wareham Hospice,
577 Main St., Fairhaven, MA 02719.
Visit www.waring-sullivan.com for
Obituary information from
Banfield Funeral Home in Winter
firms, recently told mentor par-
ticipants in a Florida CCIM Chapter
conference in downtown Orlando
that the real estate cycle has bot-
tomed out and now is the time to
expand and prosper.
"That doesn't mean there's not
more bad news coming," Crossman
cautioned. "But whenever there is
turmoil, there are opportunities," he
said, "and there are people who want
to take advantage of those opportuni-
Trotwood Park's splash
playground will not open as
planned on April 11. The city
is waiting for Seminole County
Health Department permits. A
parks and recreation staffer
said they are hoping to open
the first weekend in May.
An annual pass for Seminole
County residents is $10.
Families can subscribe annu-
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Shoplifter complains of high prices
BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
Crime, arrests and
public safety news from
the Oviedo Police Department
By Lt. George Ilemsky
Coughing for a buzz
On March 24 Oviedo Police
responded to the Winn-
Dixie to take a report of
shoplifting. Evidently, one
of the perpetrators stated
he stole three bottles of
Zicam cough medication so
he and two of his friends
can "get a buzz." He further
stated he would not steal
if Winn-Dixie's prices were
not so high. He received a
notice to appear in court
and a juvenile compan-
ion was turned over to his
mother. This one just makes
you say, "hmmm!"
Can't "stand" the hot dog
On March 26 three indi-
viduals showed up at the
7-Eleven on Alafaya Trail
and parked in the handi-
cap space in the parking
lot while one of the inebri-
ated subjects went inside
the store to purchase a hot
dog. The intoxicated indi-
vidual started to take hand-
fuls of condiments without
using the supplied serving
utensils and began flinging
the condiments all over the
counter and the floor, con-
taminating the condiments.
Then he fell backward into
the coffee bar. These actions
subsequently resulted in his
arrest for disorderly intox-
ication and criminal mis-
Burglaries and thefts
On March 24 a vehicle bur-
glarywas reported, although
the exact whereabouts
where it may have occurred
is uhknown. The complain-
ant stated he was primarily
in the Oviedo area. The com-
plainant told police that he
received morphine from
the VA clinic and placed
it in his medicine bag and
left it in the front passenger
seat. The complainant told
police that he never locks
On March 26 a vehi-
cle burglary was reported
at Courtesy Collision on
Alafaya Trail. The complain-
ant .stated that he dropped
off his vehicle on- March 16
about 8:50 a.m. for repairs
and picked up his vehicle on
March 17 and drove home.
Evidently, the complainant
told police that his vehicle
remained in his driveway
until March 24 and when he
went to check on it, a pair
of Oakley sunglasses was
missing out of the center
On March 26 a residential
burglary was reported on
the 1500 block of Bullbush
Way where the complain-
ant discovered a HP Pavilion
Laptop computer was stolen
from the coffee table in the
living room and a couple of
jars of cash and some credit
cards. It was also discovered
that unauthorized charges
were made on the com-
plainant's credit cards. The
rear sliding glass door was
reportedly left unsecured
along with the front door.
On March 28 a 2003
blue Nissan Sentra SE-R was
reported stolen from the
parking lot of the 7-Eleven
on Alafaya Trail. The com-
plainant told police that he
left his vehicle in the park-'
ing lot of the 7-Eleven when
he was arrested on March
26 and when he returned
on March 28, the vehicle
On March 28 a Hispanic
male was described as the
individual who filled a shop-
ping cart full of groceries
from the Albertson's super-
market and left all points
o'f sale without making an
attempt to pay for the gro-
ceries. The perpetrator then
abandoned the groceries on
the outside of the supermar-
ket and fled the area toward
Mitchell Hammock Road.
Albertson's waived prosecu-
tion since they recovered all
On March 29 a vehicle
burglary was reported on
Forest Trail. The complain-
ant stated to police that he
discovered the driver's side
door open and the contents
of his center console and
glove compartment was left
on the floor. Additionally,
the complainant stated his
wife's purse was also emp-
tied out on the floorboard
but nothing appeared to be
On March 29 police
responded to the parking
lot of LA Fitness in refer-
ence to a vehicle burglary.
The complainant stated
to police that she parked
her vehicle in the parking
lot and returned to her car
about 10 minutes later and
realized the front passenger
side window was smashed
in and her purse was taken.
On March 28 a traffic stop
for unlawful speed resulted
in the driver being caught
with a pick-up truck load
of recently stolen sod from
the Live Oak Subdivision. Is
this a great example of lawn
On March 24 a traffic stop
for unlawful speed resulted
in the driver being charged
with possession of marijua-
na after Oviedo Police K9
Flash alerted and indicated
the presence of marijuana.
As a result, this prompted
the violator to cooperate
with officers on the scene
and he was subsequently
issued a notice to appear in
On March 25 a traffic
stop for improper equip-
ment resulted in the driver
being charged with pos-
session of marijuana after
police K9 Flash alerted and
indicated the presence of"
marijuana. The driver was
issued a notice to appear in
On March 28 a traffic
stop in the area of State
Road 434 and the Alafaya
Square Shopping Center.
for an inoperable headlight
resulted in the driver being
issued a notice to appear for
possession of marijuana.
On March 29 a traffic
stop on Reed Avenue and
Jackson Street for illegal
tint resulted in the driver
being charged with posses-
sion of more than 20 grams
On March 29 a traffic
stop for a minor moving
violation resulted in the
driver and a juvenile pas-
senger being charged with
possession of marijuana
and cocaine. Some may say
we have nothing better to
On March 28 a juvenile was
taken into custody after
becoming enraged over
her mother's request to do
household chores. The situ-
ation escalated to the point
that the juvenile picked
up and smashed a couple
of flower vases. A domestic
battery case is also pending.
On March 29 an argu-
ment between father and
son over the father's request
to have his son take care of
his sister resulted in the son
being charged with domes-
tic battery. The son was play-
ing video games, and when
he attempted to leave, the
father allegedly punched his
son in the back of his head,
prompting the son to turn
around and push his father
who subsequently fell. A fry-
ing pan and mop were also
instruments in the fracas.
Additionally, the father's
role is being requested to
be reviewed by the' State
Attorney's Office to see if
more charges may be filed.
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CBS canceled the most popular show on TV, "The Smothers
R^ Brothers Comedy Hour," because the brothers failed to submit
IV^J Ian episode to network executives before its broadcast. Among
other controversial content in the show, the network executives
objected to anti-war guests, including Pete Seeger, who sang a
I N TR Vietnam protest song on the air.
Locals featured in film festival
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Three local filmmakers will make their debut at the 18th
annual Florida Film Festival in Maitland.
The festival, hosted by the Enzian Theater, runs from
Friday, March 27, to Sunday, April 5. Organizers expect
more than 20,000 people to attend screenings of hun-
dreds of films at both the Enzian, at 1300 S. Orlando Ave.,
and Regal Winter Park Village, at 510 N. Orlando Ave.
University of Central Florida gradu-
ate Robin Cowie is best known for
being one of the producers of "The
Blair Witch Project." His film "Sev-
enth Moon" starring Amy Smart will
make its East Coast debut at the En-
zian midnight Saturday, April 4.
Although Cowie lives three
streets away from the Enzian, this
is a homecoming of sorts for him.
The full-length cut-of "Blair" played
at the Enzian long before the film
"I've had a long and happy rela-
tionship with the Enzian, but this
Is the first time one of our films has
been in the festival," Cowie said.
"Seventh Moon"depicts an Amer-
ican couple trapped in China during
"It's based on real Chinese my-
thology that happens every year on
the seventh moon," he said. "De-
mons called hungry ghosts roam
the countryside for one night ... all
kinds of crazy things happen."
The Maitland resident's 87-min-
ute film will be released in October
by Ghost House Underground/Li-
ons Gate Films.
"Sam Rivers: Jazz Master
of the Moment"
Also new to the festivities is Sanford
resident and UCF radio/TV instruc-
tor Stephanie Rice, who directed
"Sam Rivers: Jazz Master of the Mo-
The documentary on the Mait-
land musician will make its world
premiere at 1:30 pxm., Saturday,
April 4. at the Regal Win.ter Park
Rice's film focuses on- the re-
nowned jazz musician and com-
poser's "Loft Era." Duririg the
1970s, Rivers and his wife, Bea,
ran a noted jazz performance loft
called Studio Rivbea in New York
City's NoHo district.
"His family lived upstairs but he
invited all the musicians to come
into his downstairs and jam," Rice
There were clubs,. she said, but
the loft was, a new con4cpt that at-
tracted the likes of Miles Davis and
Her team shot te l5-minute
film when Rivers. and ~kl the folks
he used to perfotn with at the loft
converged at Colunbia University.
At 85, Rivers still performs on a
"He's written over,4AO-$igiral
compositions andi '1tfllwittix_
she said.- He's a pretty
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The Orlando Science Center
is hosting a variety of spring
break day camps for students
.in kindergarten through -fifth
grade. The session will continue
until Friday, April 3. Classes are
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but early
and late care are also available
and included in the cost. You can
pay by the day or for all five days.
These camps, themed to the new
exhibit, Grossology: The Impolite
Science of .the Human Body, are
designed to challenge, entertain
and enrich the children's lives.
Students can discover their
inner grossness with Human
Grossology-GROSS Me Out Camp
the next Monday through Friday.
Visit www.osc.org or call 407-
514-2112 for more information.
This springthe Orlando Museum
of Art is hosting a variety of art
programs for students entering
grades one through five. The
session will continue until Friday,
April 3. Students will learn about
American artists inspired by
Florida's sights. The spring camp
at OMA will include creating
masterpieces each day and
exploring the current exhibition
"Therman Statom: Stories of the
New World," a glass installation
by a Florida native.
Students will be able to do
a variety of art projects, from
watercolor painting to sculpture.
Call 407-896-4231 for more
On Saturday, April 11 at noon,
Guitar Center, located at 520 N.
Orlando Ave., will be hosting
Camp Jam's "Ready-Set-Rock
Tour," a free, interactive event.
The event includes a live band
karaoke contest for moms, a
rock solo contest for children 7
to 17 and an open jam session.
Winners of the two contests will
get a free week to Camp Jam
summer camp. To sign up or for
more information, visit CampJam.
YMCA Camp Wewa,an overnight
camp in Apopka, is accepting
reservations for the summer.
They offer residential and day
camps for children 7 to 15 years
of age. For more information visit
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Chloe Kimmig, 2, smiles for the camera while her mother teaches a Baby Boot Camp class in Sanford. The class teaches new mothers how to get back in shape.
How new mothers get their old bodies back
It's a bit dark inside as three women lit
by dim ceiling bulbs bang out impro-
vised pushups on wood benches, sur-
rounded by locked-down metal doors.
It's 9 a.m. on a Monday and boot camp
is in session.
For the next hour or two they'll
lunge down hundreds of yards until
their legs burn, do pushups until their
arms say "stop," and walk a few miles
in between, pushing a stroller all along
as they chase a bit of Heidi Klum's
The famously fertile supermodel
managed to strip away all evidence of
motherhood within months of giving
birth to her babies, just about the time
that a new fitness company was giving
other mothers a shot at a postpartum
physique to die for.
Welcome to Baby Boot Camp, where
certified personal fitness trainers whip
mothers back into shape. The idea
came about in 2001 from a California
personal trainer - and new mother
- who wanted to bring new moth-
ers and babies together in a fitness
class, eliminating the hassles of hir-
ing babysitters, scheduling personal
training sessions and getting a. gym
Three and a half years ago when she
was sporting her own baby bump, that
idea caught Sanford resident Kimberly
"I saw it in a magazine years ago
when I was pregnant with my first
daughter, then after I had my son I
thought I'd do it," Kimmig said. Only
a few months later, she was teaching
her own class.
A Stetson grad and certified per-
sonal trainer who was trained by real
boot camp instructors, Kimmig settled
right into teaching mothers how to
get their pre-baby bodies back.
Rolling along the sloping tiles inside
the Seminole Towne Center Mall,
Kimmig's 2-year-old daughter Chloe
shoots a grin toward her mother as she
picks up speed. Six-month-old Ezekiel
in the next stroller seat closes his eyes
as the rhythmic thrum of each passing
floor tile sings him to sleep..
"The fact that you can show your
kids how to exercise, it's really neat,"
Kimmig said. "Chloe actually likes it."
Inside the cool setting of the mall,
Kimmig breezes along in between
stops, trailed by a small handful of
mothers chasing firmer physiques in
a more comfortable setting than the
Just as they roll past the Bath and
Body Works, they stop to pick up some
exercise bands and start building mus-
They're nearly alone inside the mall
at this hour. It's not open until 10 a.m.,
so the hundreds of yards of quiet cor-
ridors are all theirs.
They'll stretch against pillars and
work out with the help of benches as
they turn the shopping center into
their own air-conditioned personal
They'll also race through the empty
parking lot, chasing each other on
centipede runs, one mother leapfrog-
ging the other as they play catch-up
and burn fat at the same time. It's all
a carefully orchestrated exercise in
"That's part of the whole concept -
the founder wanted it to be a simple
class, using stuff around you and just
being creative," she said. "We just try to
have fun out there."
Lunging forward through an empty parking lot, Kimberly Kimmig pushes a stroller as her class creeps along in the
morning sun. The class is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Seminole Towne Center Mall before it opens.
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The Rotary Club of Casselberry presents
"The World's Festival: Understanding
Culture through Performing Arts," Saturday,
April 4, at the Metro Life Auditorium. Enjoy the
festival of dance, music and art from around
the world and raffle for top prizes. Auditorium
is located at 910 S. Winter Park Drive in
Casselberry. Admission is free to the public.
Doors open at 3 p.m. For more information,
visit RotaryFestival.org, call 407-831-0176 or
send e-mail to email@example.com.
Bring the kids to the Easter Eggstravaganza
on Saturday, April 11, at Fort Mellon Park in
Downtown Sanford. The egg-citement begins
at 10 a.m. with the arrival of the Easter Bunny,
and then the egg hunt begins! All children ages
12 and under are invited to join for this fun-
filled event! Park is located at 600 E. First St.
For more information, call 407-688-5120.
The city of Lake Mary's Movie in the Park
presents "Bolt," Thursday, April 9, in Central
Park at 100 N. Country Club Road, next to the
Lake Mary City Hall. Admission is free, and
don't forget to bring a blanket and lawn chairs.
Show starts at 8 p.m. For more information,
The 15th Annual Taste of Oviedo is coming
Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in its
new location on Oviedo Boulevard, an extension
of the former Division Street, located between
County Road-419 and Mitchell Hammock Road.
Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for children 3-12
years old and free for children under 3. All-
You-Can-Play wristbands are $5 and include
admission. Interested exhibitors should contact
the chamber at 407-278-4871 or sign up on
the Web site at TasteofOviedo.org.
The Seminole County Democrats invite you
to the Discovery Center at the Central
Florida Zoo for the 2nd Annual Denim &
Diamonds Gala on Saturday, May 2, at 6:30
p.m. Go wild and celebrate the first 100 days of
a New Era! Tickets are $50 per person. Center
is located at 3755 Northwest U.S. Highway
17-92 in Sanford. For more information, call
407-745-1173 or send e-mail to chair@semi-
Gallery On First 2009 summer art classes
instructed by Cherie Dacko at 211 E. First St.
in Historic Downtown Sanford:
Art from Junk, ages 7 to 12
Use your imagination and recycle junk into
works of art. Each day we will explore the work
of a famous artist that uses throwaway items
to create their art. Monday, June 22, to Friday,
June 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $105 (includes all materials)
Old Masters for Young Artists, ages 7 to 12
From Leonardo da Vinci to Georges Seurat,
learn the techniques master artists used to
make their art so memorable. Monday, July
6, to Friday, July 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
Cost: $105 (includes all materials)
Teen Class - mixed media, ages 13 to 16
Each day will be an exploration into com-
bined mediums including clay, fabrics, sketch-
ing, stitching, painting, glazing, wiring and
beading. Monday, July 13, to Friday, July 17,
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost $105 (includes all materials)
Art Safari, ages 7 to 12
A class based on African arts and folk crafts,
featuring five countries within the continent,
exploring the traditions of each. Monday, July
20, to Friday, July 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
Cost: $105 (includes all materials)
Please contact Cherie Dacko at 407-772-
4548, mobile by 407-496-9524 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
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1:30 p.m. Saturday, April
4, at Regal.
The six-minute docu-
mentary details the sig-
nificance of the herds of
free-roaming chickens in
downtown Oviedo. Pro-
vost interviewed author
and former Voice colum-
nist Ben Wheeler for the
This is the New York
resident's first film festi-
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get to see it," he said.
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festival, visit FloridaFilm-
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THIS WEEK in sports history
Jackie Robinson made his debut as the first black baseball player
on a modem major league team, the Brooklyn Dodgers. Fifty years
Later, the MLB permanently retired his uniform number, 42, for all
players on all league teams.
It's the final month of baseball
before the playoffs, and four teams
in Seminole County could end up
neck and neck as they approach the
Lake Mary, Lake Brantley, Lake
Howell and Lyman all are pressing
deep into the season with strong
But Lyman may prove a team to
watch, after dominating some local
teams and coming close to upset-
ting 6A powerhouses Lake Mary and
Lake Brantley earlier in the season.
: Tonight at 7 p.m. could be the
game of the week as Lake Mary
takes on Lyman in Ram country.
The teams have met only once this
season, with the Rams coming away
with a narrow 3-2 win over the
Greyhounds - and the Rams did
that at Lyman.
That was one of the closest games
of the year for the teams, which are
both capable of offensive slugfests,
but have relied more heavily on
dominating pitching and defense to
keep other teams' batting in check.
But the Greyhounds have proven
shaky in some situations, including
confusing losses to Seminole and
Oviedo. The Lions teed off on the
Greyhounds with a 10-1 win last
Friday. This game against Lake Mary
will be the Greyhounds' chance at
Lake Howell is looking for its
own share of the limelight, with
a strong streaking season so far.
Twenty games in, the Silver Hawks
haven't had back-to-back losses all
year, while stringing together four
streaks of three or more wins.
The Hawks have proven vulner-
able against some underappreci-
ated teams, though, losing handily
PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK - THE VOICE
to Hagerty on March 17 by a score
The Hawks will get a second
shot at Seminole on Tuesday, before
entering two weeks of facing the
toughest teams in the county.
The Patriots will be looking to
double up on Oviedo, traveling to
the Lions' den tonight, April 3, at 7
p.m. to try for a second win. On St.
Patrick's Day the Patriots won 6-3
over the Lions.
But the Patriots won't get a shot
to avenge two losses to Lake Mary
until the playoffs, which start in a
little more than three weeks.
Knights fall in NCAA tournament in Chattanooga
The odds were stacked
against the Lady Knights
as they marched onto the
court in Chattanooga,
Tenn., for their first NCAA
tournament appearance in
10 years. By the end, they
shocked a national basket-
ball powerhouse, even if
they did leave the court on
the losing end of the score-
The Knights would fall
85-80 to the Tar Heels, after
a run in the final minutes
that would set UNC's play-
ers on their heels, trying to
stop a relentless comeback.
And sophomore Chelsie
Wiley was at the center of it
all, with a 22-point perfor-
mance that led her team in
a surprising turnaround.
"We had a little break-
down here and there, but
for the most part I think our
basketball team did a fantas-
tic job," Coach Joi Williams
said in a post-game press
The Knights were down
by 14 points with only 33
seconds left in the game
- the biggest point gap
they faced the entire game.
But when UNC's defense
seemingly shut down, the
Knights' offense fired up,
going on a wild shooting
spree that would bring
them within two shots of a
The Knights' scoring
stampede took them to
within 5 points, as they
scored 9 points and stole
turnovers from the Tar
Heels repeatedly to bring
the score ever closer.
But as the clock ran out
on the Knights' comeback,
they ran just short of an
upset on the scoreboard.
The Knights would out-
score the Tar Heels 46-41
after halftime, having trailed
by 10 points near the break.
Wiley's strong shooting
over the course of the full
game would net the Knights
15 points from 3-point
range alone. She shot 5-11
from outside the arc.
Cannon scored 15 of her 18
points after halftime, and
racked up 14 rebounds for
the Knights - besting all of
Three of the Knights
would score in the double
digits in the high-scoring
game, despite some long
bench time for players when
fouls got out of hand.
will return next year with a
long playoff run under their
belts. The Knights team,
comprising almost entirely
freshmen and sophomores,
will return at nearly full
strength next season, as
they'll suffer little attrition
After their third first-
round loss at the NCAA
tournament in the team's
history, they could be on
their way back next season.
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THIS WEEK in political history
The Chicago eight, indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to
convention in Chicago, pleaded not guilty. The trial turned into a
circus as the defendants and their attorneys used the court as a
Platform to attack President Nixon, the Vietnam War, racism and
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