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About 150 Seminole County
teachers were told this week
that they do not have a job
next year, as the School
Board attempts -to balance
a budget without knowing
how much state funding
will be coming its way.
The state budget will not
. be finalized until Friday,
May 8, said Seminole
County Public Schools
u$erintendant Bill Vogel.
Once that. happens, many
teaching jobs will be
brought back to the SPCS
budget after a Thesday, May
12 School Board workshop.
"Some will be depend-
ing on what happens, in
the Legislature but many of
those teachers will hope-
fully be notified that their
positions are available,"
e are u t=
cit for Seminole County
Public Schools, while the
House proposed a $566,000
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M M 1 2009

SPlay ball

Third death at gun range

The third person in three
weeks has died after being
shot at the Shoot Straight
Gun Range in Casselberry.
Jason McCarthy of
Winter Springs shot himself
in the head at about 5:30
p.m. Monday after renting
a gun from the establish-
ment. -
The suicide was the third
violent death to occur at the
gun range in the month of
April. Earlier in the Month
Marie Moore of Altamonte
Springs shot and killed her
son before turning a hand-
gun on herself at the same

gun range.
McCarthy, 26, had
entered the gun range
Monday morning, but
departed before filling out
paperwork to rent and use
a handgun, according to
a police report. When he
returned later that evening,
he filled out the paperwork,
was taught how to use the
gun, and then practiced
using it in the range for
about five minutes.
Authorities have cam-
era footage of McCarthy

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tinue to actively seek out new leas-
ing opportunities at each center." .
Shoppers shouldn't be able to
detect the company's restructuring
under Chapter 11.
"We don't expect any of our visi-
tors to notice any difference in our
quality of service to customers,"
Adam Metz, chief executive officer
of GGP, said in a press release. "Our
. tenant retailers, restaurants, movie
theaters and everyone at our malls
staEd ready to serve you just as we
have in the past."
General Growth also owns the
West Oaks mall in Ocoee, along with
11 other centers across Florida. It
manages .the Festival Bay Mall at
International Drive, which isn't
affected by.the filing.

A chtink of the debt owed is a
result of its acquisitioneof the Rouse
Company in 2004, the former
owner of the Marketplace. But the
Company points to the breakdown
of the credit market as the source of
their troubles.
"It wasn't so much Rouse as the
credit market simply shut to any
refinancing," Noland said.
There are several forms of bank-
ruptcy. While Chapter 7 usually
leads to liquidation, Chapter 11
protection allows a company to
reorganize or rehabilitate without
closing down, freeing it from credi-
tors' lawsuits.

that originally matured Dec. 1.
While the company is not look-
ing to get out of its financial trouble
through the wholesales of its more
than 200 properties, "it is conceiv-
able that what we determine to be
non-strategic assets will be sold,"
GGP President and Chief Operating
Officer Tom Noland said during a
media conference call April 16.
In November, the Altamonte
Mall was thriving with a 97 percent
occupancy rate, but the Oviedo
Marketplace was not. Mall manage- .
ment said in November that the
occupancy was 75 percent; several
tenants have left since that date. -
Molho declined to comment on
the malls' current occupancy rates,
but did say the company "wili con-

former City Manager Ron
Mayor John Bush said at
Monday's City Commission
that the current manager
and police chief should
review the criteria, but
Bruhelle said he's happy
with the way it's set up.
"When you're doling out
$125 tickets, you alivays
want to err on that side of
it," he said, adding that "the
criteria can be changed at
any time."
Casselberry, Apopka and
Orlando already have a
red-light camera enforce-
ment system. Longwood's
City Commission gave final
approval in, March to install
Winter Springs isn't stop-
ping at one camera along
434, Brunelle said. The city
also plans to install cam-
eras where the state road
intersects Vistawilla Drive,
Tuskawilla Road, Hayes

Road, Moss Road and the Senate Ways and Means
Edgemon Avenue. The cam- Committee May 19, and a
eras cannot be on state road similar bill moving through
property. the House, would increase
The camera at the the fine for motorists cap-
Tuskawilla intersection tured by the cameras tb
is stalled because the city $150.
hasn't secured a right- The Legislature has been
of-way easement from unsuccessful in the last two
the property owner, City years to get red-light cam-
Manager Kevin Smith said. eras on its books.
The cameras at Vistawilla Currently, of each $125
and Hayes are oa hold while violation, Winter Springs
the city installs decelera- is slated to keep $85.while
tioii lanes a safety feature the rest goes to its vendor,
that allows drivers to get off American Traffic Solutions.
434 before slowing down to Per the Senate's bill, if
make a turn. it's a city- or county-issued
About 35 Florida cities violation, $40 goes to the
and counties already have state's general fund and $20
red-light camera programs. to hospital trauma centers.
While the municipalities The House would have $30
givetheirred-lightprograms go to the transportation
some gas, the Legislature is trust fund and $30 to trau-
getting ready to vote on a ma centers.
bill that would OK red-light This would result in a
camera systems for traffic decrease of revenue for the
enforcement. city or county. For instance,
The bill, approved by after paying its vendor,

Winter Springs would end
up with about $50, a $35
If it's a state-issued viola-
-tion, the entire $150 would
go to the state general fund.
Many governments have
been chastised for seeming-
ly viewing red-light camera
programs as revenue gener-
ators. But Brunelle said he's
never looked at it as a way
to augment a lean budget,
and he's indifferent to the
state legislation.
"I don't care what hap-
pe11s," he said. "I just want
people to realize they have
to stop for .these. lights.
Revenue doesn't do any-
thing for the police depart-
ment, but saving some-
body's life does."
If the bill is approved,
municipalities with run-
ning programs won't have
to comply until Sept. 30,


Winter Springs began hand-
ing.out $125 fines Saturday
to red-light runners, and by
Monday had issued 39 tick
IVIany were a result of
drivers not stopping .com-
pletely before making -a
right-hand turn, the police
chief said.
A red-light camera
installed at State Road
434 and Winditig Hollow
Boulevard had been snap-
ping photos of motorists
entering the intersection
on red for the past month.
Between March 25 and April
.24, the Police Department
mailed 166 warning notices
to violators.
On Saturday, the warn-
ing period ended and the
system went "live," Police
Chief Kevin Brunelle said.
To be found in violation,
the entire vehicle has to be
on the other side of the stop
line wheri the light changes
to fed. During the warn-
ing period, 407 violations
were thrown out because
the vehicle was not fully
beyond that line, Brunelle
said. That stipulation was
set by the Commission and

The owner of the Oviedo and
Thursday, April 16, that it has filed
for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protec-
The local malls will remain
open, conducting busitiess as
usual, General Growth Properties
Assistant General Manager Chris
Molho said.
"Day-to-day operations and our
shoppers' experience will not he
affected," he daid.
Einbattled General Growth
Properties has been unable to
extend the deadline for or refi-
nance about $900 million in debt

'~Lounge ownerupset about raid


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Oviedo died Tuesday,. April from Banfield Funeral Home
14, 2009. inWinterPark

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shut it down."
Police said underage
drinkers they sent in were
allowed to purchase drinks;
they cited three employees.
Patel said Medicl had never
;been cited for selling to
underage drinkers before,
and that police wouldn't tell
him whom his bartenders
had served illegally. He said
this wasn't the first time he
or his customers had been
"Two Fridays ago a man
walked into Medici, asked
where the nearest ATM.was,
walked to the ATM, and the
police stopped him for a
DUI check and did it with

him while he was standing
on the street," Patel said.
Though he said that he's
friends with much of the
city's police force, a few may
not like his business.
"The majority of them are
amazing," Patel said. "But
there are a few who have a
bad taste in their mouths."
said it was a routine opera-
tion that the city performs
on all drinking establish-
Two days before the raid,
Patel had asked the city to
recognize Medici as a bar,
so that he could bypass a
city rule requiring he make

less than 49 percent of his
lounge's sales from alcohol.
Persampiere said that Patel
had already been breaking
that rule for years, and has
never proven otherwise,
nor has he kept to agree-
ments for how his business
would be run.
"When he was going
through this process four or
five years ago, what I asked
him repeatedly was what
his vision was for this facil-
ity, and it's nowhere near
what he'd said it would be,"
Persampiere said.
Persampiere said Medici
is catering to a University of

Central Florida crowd, and
he thinks Patel should do
business elsewhere.
"I don't know what
the demographics are,"
Persampiere said. "All I
know is the types of people
who hang out there are UCF
Patel said that
Persampiere doesn't
patronize his bar, and that
if he did he'd see it's mostly
older customers, despite the
proximity to UCF.
"If Dominic is so against
being in a college area, he
should move." Patel said.

Mitch Patel wasn't expect"
ing a raid on his Oviedo
cigar lounge last Wednesday
night, but he said the tim~
mg of it was more than a
coincidence. He's calling it
retaliation by the city. Now
a city councilman is call~
ing Medici Cigars, Bar and
Lounge a habitual breaker
of city rules.
"They tried to humiliate
me," Patel said of the April
22 police operation..' They
came in wearing masks,
turned off the music, and

Donations being collected
JENNY ANDREASSON Donations of new or slightly
THE VOICE used clothes, bedding and linens,
household items, small applianc-
es, etc. are being accepted :tt The
ter Springs condominium Highlands' office. Larger appliances
g, home to seven families, and furniture donations should be
stroked in a two-alarm fire listed in an e-mail to highlandsho-
l 19. Two people were taken meowners@gmail.com along with
hospital for non-life-threat- a name, address and telephone
injuries. number.
nole County firefighters The approxim:ite ages of
ded to the Baytree Village involved residents are five women
minimums, at 220 Moree Loop in their 30s, two women in their
Highlands at 10:45 p.m. 50s, one 11-year-old boy and one
9. All eight of the building's 17-year-old boy.
ere deemed a total loss, fire "The community outpouring to
ment spokesman Greg Kirby the victims has been very hearten-
ing," Commissioner Sally McGinnis -
Baytree Village -Relief Fund said at Monday's. City Commission
en established at Colonial meeting.
t 801 E. State Road 434 to Kirby said it took about an hour
he families, The Highlands and 40 firefighters to extinguish S
wners Association President the fire. Two residents were taken
egow wrote .in an e-mail. to the hospital, one for back pain. A
lonial branch can accept Seven families were displaced. g
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aP e A4 Ma 1 May 14 2 9

to register a float for the
parade and/or participate
as a sponsor. This is the
only daytime parade in
the Central Florida area -
don't miss it! We can always
use extra hands in food
preparation, kids' games,
parking control, horse
logistics, etc. Our next
meeting will be Saturday
morning, May 2, at 8:30
a.m. at the Community
Center. The following
meeting will be on June 6.
Contact Richard
Creedon at 407-349-
1266 with questions or at

Please share your thoughts about
Geneva at 407-221-7002,
with "Stetson's Corner" in the sub-
ject line, or fax 407-349-2800.
De er f se di esdo '
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.

Grandma and Gramps!
Attention all you bikers
and biker mamas! There
will be a Relay for Life
Poker run next Saturday,
May 9, leaving at 11:30
a.m. and probably get-
ting back about 4 p.m. or
5 p.m. The route will start
at Devaney's Too (Alafaya
and 50) leaving at 11:30
a.m. and leaving Kiwi's
Cork Room around 4 p.m.,
with the Hitching Post and
Black Hammock stops in
the middle. It will be a fun
day for only $20 per per-
son including food, or $10
per person without food.
Raffles, bake sales, vendors
and lots of fellowship will
make this a great day and a
worthy cause.
The Geneva/Chuluota
RFL group has 24 teams
with a goal of 25 and
there's still time to add one
more. Two hundred twen-
ty-four participants have
raised nearly $30,000 in the
last six or seven months
with great events like the
River Rats kayak and camp-
ing trip, hoedown, poker
run, equestrian events and
If you or someone you

know is a cancer survivor
or if you'd like to volun-
teer with the overnight
Relay event on May 15 and
16, call Betsy Patterson at
407-843-8680 ext,2502
or e-mail Betsy.Patterson@
cancer.org for more infor-
mation. Volunteers are
needed for accounting,
registration, luminarias,
entertainment, setup, tear-
down and more. During
the evening of May 15 and
the early morning of May .
16, the goal is that one
member of each team will
be on the track taking laps
around nonstop, symbol-
izing that cancer never
sleeps. Held this year at The
Little Big Econ Forest at
1350 Snow Hill Road, it will
be a busy and memorable
time, honoring those lost
to cancer and celebrating
the courage of the many
survivors.. .
Looking down the road:
For our annual 4th of July
Parade and Festival, we can
definitely use more volun-
teers and participants for
the event. The theme is
"Flags Over Geneva" and
you, your family, neighbors
and business are welcome

By Kaare M~anyPilis

Relay For Life is just around
the corner, culminating in
the Geneva-Chuluota Relay
For Life Event May 15 and
16. There are still events in
play leading'up to the big
show in two weeks. '
This Saturday, May 2,
come to Shane Kelly Park
on Lockwood Road ih
Oviedo for the Kick Out
Cancer The Equestrian Way
equestrian relay. During
the event, from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., you can ride or walk .
your horse or walk yourself
around the Winter Miles
Horse Track to help raise
money and awareness
for the American Cancer
Society. There will be a
free question and answer
booth, farrier, dentist and .
veterinarian on-hand.
If you bring your horse,
you must show negative
Coggins for each horse at

the entrance gate. Contact
Linda Wiggins at The Tack
Shack at 407-366-1892 or
Tacksupply@aol.com with
any questions.
Also on May 2, the
Geneva Historical and
Genealogical Society May
Day Picnic starts at 11 a.m.
at Fort Lane Park. It's a fam-
ily event with lots of food'
and fun in a beautiful set-
ting. Just bring a side dish
or dessert enough for your
family and the GHGS will
provide meat and drinks.
Admission is $5 for non
GHGS members and free
for members. This is also
a great time to purchase
a commemorative brick
for our Save The Historic
Geneva School driVe. We
will also be on-hand to
record old memories about
Geneva and the Historic
Geneva School, so bring


McLemore. had control over .
every contract and bid within the
city. "This calls all agreements into
question to see if they were com-
petitively bid and if the work per-
formed was warranted," they write.
. Per the motion made by Brown,
in the upcoming budget year, the
Commission will discuss moving
forward with a review of other
areas. City Manager Kevin Smith's
recommendation was to move for-
ward with four sections immedi-
ately, costing $39,500.
"If these were good times that's
OK," Cortimissioner Sally McGinnis
said, "but we're having serious bud-
get shortfalls here."

mishandled funds. Commissioner
Rick Brown expressed in January
that there weren't adequate checks
and balances' on the manager's
In Phase -I, which cost $7,000,
auditors interviewed Winter
Springs' city officials and some staff
to determine the need for a deeper
any wrongdoing on McLemore's
part, but the city ofHeials they inter-
viewed suspected that he was not
always acting in the city's best inter-
"We heard concerns that the
lack of internal control inay have

allowed the prior manager to treat
the city as his personal business
and checkbook," the firm writes in
its report, adding that "serious defi-
ciencies" exist in financial report-
The auditing firm was directed
to move forward on reviewing con-
tracts the city entered into with
businesses to determine whether
proper procedures were followed.
This could cost as much as $25,000.
According to city policy, pur-
chases less than $2,500 require one
quote~ while purchases after that
require three. Anything more than
$25,000 requires a formal request
for proposal, or soliciting of bids.

voted unanimously to move to the
riext level of'a municipal audit. -
The first phase of the forensic
audit was presented to the City
Commission at its Monday meet-
ing. Deede Weithorn of Berkowitz,
found anything too serious yet.
"Believe me, .I've seen bad and
this is not bad," she said. "I don't see
a house of cards falling apart here."
The audit was initiated after
concerns arose that former City
IVTanager Ron McLemore may have

didn't even know where
Longwood was."
Simmons said he hopes
the city will narrow the
pool of candidates to five,
and then determine who is
right for the city.
"It's like I tell people -
there are five good-look-
ing women out there, but
only one is right for you,"
Simmons said.


Longwood has hit the reset
button on its search for a
new city administrator, and
now the company hired to
find that new hire is calling
Longwood's system flawed.
The hunt for a new
administrator has taken
months so far, as the city
has gone through the pro-
cess of finding, interviewing
and vetting applicants for
the city's top governing job.
.The position was set to
go to Kevin Grace, whom
the City Commission had
voted for as the top appli-
cant, but Grace refused the
city's job offer of more than
$120,000 including incen-
tives and benefits.
Due to some provisions
in the city charter, the city
was then forced to start over

again, searching through a
new group of 10 applicants
for the job, something that
Richard Simmons of the
headhunting firm the Range
Riders said is new to him.
"You have a very unusual
city charter," Simmons said.
"You had some really strong
applicants apply to your
job. You had five of those.
Why you want to jump to
the next five is strange to
had with the city's recom-
of 10 applicants was the
inclusion of one he saw
as significantly less quali-
fied than the remaining
"Almost all of them
have at least 10 years of
experience," Simmons
said. "This woman has a
little less than two years

as a manager."
But .Simmons said his
agency would agree to
do what the city wanted,
regardless of the protracted
length of the process.
"We're here to help
you, not to have a stand-
off ... where we give you 8
to 10 applicants, and you
don't want any of them,"
Simmons said. "We have no

axe to grind with you."
Commissioner Butch
Bundy advocated cutting
down on the pool of can-
didates, and taking a bet-
ter look at how invested
candidates are in the city of
"I want people in here
who know what we're fac-
ing," Bundy said. "Some of
these guys came in here and

May a busy month for Relay for Life

Oviedo's the talk of the town lately

SCHOOL I Good news for the Environmental Studies Center and Student Museum

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The Friends of the Environmental
Studies Center will host art open house/
fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m-
Saturday, May 2 at the Center at 298
Osprey Trail in Longwood. A donation of
$2 per adult and $1 per child is recom-
mended, a maximum of $5 per family.
It needs to raise $14,000 to keep the
. Center's flfth-grade program intact.
the School Board members.
The news at the April 21 meet-
ing wasn't all negative. Deputy
Superintendent Anna-Marie Cote
recommended that the funding for
the Environmental Studies Center

eS minole Voice

May 1 May 14 2009 Page A5

Sunday, May 3, in the audi-
torium of the Seminole
County Extension Service,
250 W. County Home Road,
Sanford. Come and learn
about water conservation
and create and decorate
a rain-harvesting device.
Registration deadline is
today and cost for device
materials is $80 which
includes purchase of the
barrel, materials and paint.
For more information, call
Movie in the Park will be
held Saturday, May 2, in the
Riverside Park Complex,
1600 Lockwood Blvd.,
Oviedo. Please bring blan-
kets and picnic baskets to
view High School Musical
3. The movie will begin at
dusk; snacks and drinks
will be available for pur-
chase. Free admission. Call
407-971-5575 if you have
Exciting Mother's Day
Tea, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 9, will be
held at Lake Lily Park, 840
Lake Lily Drive, Maitland.
The Maitland Historical
Society event will include
a tour of the Waterhouse
Residence Museum. Learn
about life in Florida dur- .
ing the Victorian Age.
The tea party will feature
sandwiches, croissants, *
cookies and a variety of
teas. Registration required.
Cost is $30 for each adult/
child pair and $10 for each
additional participant. Call
407-644-2451 for more
Speaking of Mother's
Day, it's Sunday, May 10,
and I hate to announce it
but it's also my special day.
Should have twice as much
fun. Anyway, we can thank
Congress for passing a bill

in 1914 (not the year of
my birth) designating the
second Sunday in May as
Mother's Day.
At this time, I would
like to include a favor-
ite Mother's Day poem
of mine, compiled by an
old friend, now deceased,
Emma Taapken, in her
pamphlet "Devotions."
Stephen Jarrell wrote this
for his wife.
"You can always tell a
mother, they're basically all
the same.
They teach their chil-
dren to tie their shoes,
And when to come iix
from the rain.
. And if that little boy or
girl falls down and skins a
Nobody else can take
her place, it's Mom they run
to see.
Yes, Mom cleans the
house as well as clothes,
And makes great things
to eat,
I know for sure that
without a Mom, a house is
not complete.
Now if you ever wonder
what mothers actually do, -
Wait till one gets sick in
bed, and leaves the house
to you?"
Have a happy Mother's
Day! In a lighter vein, let
us turn to a small child's
thinking. In the comics
some time ago, Dennis said,
"Dad, were you a single par-
ent before Mom came to
work for us?" Think on that
.. ..

Send word to Janet Fole about
events and let her know what's
going on around town by e-rnailing

friends and I shop there.
The mall person-
nel asked the walkers to
update their files, and a few
of us did so, thinking that
all was OK Two days after
signing, a friend of ours
that did not sign was asked
to sign. She wanted more
details. The mall personnel
then told her that walking
hours wei*e changed from 8
2.m. to 10 a.m. when the
- mall opened to 9 a.m. to
10 a.m. effective May 1. The
reason was that we could
walk and then shop, and
we all said, "Where?"
We proceeded to the
mall office and the nice
lady behind the counter
said, "We are changing the
hours for safety reasons.
You know they use that big
floor-scrubbing machine
and the ladies that mop the
store areas." I am sorry but
- the Mall Walkers have been
dodging these workers for
years and have had no trou-
ble, nor have we ever seen
or heard of an accident.
The crew is finished by 8:30
a.m., so tell us, what's the
real reason for not letting
your nearby citizens walk.
Come to the flea mar-
ket, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 .
p.m. Saturday, May 2, at
Lutheran Haven on Aloma
Avenue and Chapman Road
in Oviedo. Browse items for
sale at very low prices, such
as appliances, computers,
electronics, linens, house-
wares, jewelry, books, bikes
and many more goodies.
Stay for lunch: hot dogs,
hamburgers, sweets and
drinks wm be sold. Best sale
in town!
Just what we need how
to be preparSd! A rain bar-
rel workshop will.be held
from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on

Wow! Oviedo is famous
all of a sudden as we have
made the headlines this
past week for being select-
ed as a top-100 city to live
in (by relocation) and the
bankruptcy of our own
Oviedo Marketplace mall.
I don't know which items
should be the leading story.
Let's go with reloca-
tion: As a guest speaker
at the Oviedo Historical
Society's last meeting on
April 21, Mayor Mary Lou
Andrews announced that
drose Oviedo as one of
America's Top 100 Places to
Live for 2009. On its Web
site, the outfit gave reasons
why we were chosen, but
apparently they did not
consider that.we have-no .
hospital, our chamber of
commerce is on our bor-
der with Winter Springs,
our small retail outlets
have many vacancies, and
our Big Oviedo Mall is in
bankruptcy. What is the
other big attraction to our
area? Open green space and
chickens? (I like the chick-
ens)1t certainly isn't fine
dining and nightly enter-
tainment we have no
town ceixter and our his- .
torie district is slowly being
torn down. Oh, don't forget
the widening of Broadway
to Lockwood shortly.
Wonder what city is No. 1!
I guess we all figured
that sooner or later the

Oviedo Marketplace would
go into bankruptcy. One
walk through the mall-
would tell you that it was
in deep trouble. On your
journeys through the mall,
ever play the game "Guess
which store closed over-
night"? Does that total
bring us to 20 stores now?
It's like walking in a tomb.
Thank goodness they now
have the music back on,
while the Mall Walkers
enjoy their morning exer-
cise. We are serious about
our walking, mainly for .
health reasons and fellow-
When the mall opened
back in late 1996, mall .
persoAel advertised
walking from 8 a.m. to 10
a.m. and a slew of com-
munity citizens including
the Oviedo Woman's Club
signed up to be part of the
walking group. They had
planned breakfasts with
guest speakers on health
issues at 8:30 a;m. on sev-
eral Wednesdays, which we
all enjoyed. Now there's
no attraction to the mall,
unless it's going to the
movies. There are no events
for the public to attend,
and I think ghis looks bad
for the community and the
mall's public relation with
nearby communities. One
now goes to the mall just
to purchase a quick needy
buy. Our nearby malls have
much more to offer and my

very understanding. Everybody
understands the situation is beyond
our control."
Pat Burkett, a Seminole teacher
for 28 years and founder of the
Environmental Studies Center said
the School Board is in a tricky spot.
"It's a big problem," she said,
"having to say they may just have
to let people go because they know
they don't have money for it and
then hire them back again."
The Senate proposal would leave
SCPS with a $14.1 million shortfall.
The House proposal would give it a
surplus of $17.3 million, of which a
large part would be used to rehire
the 154 teachers and to prepare for
the severe drop off in monies when
the federal funding expires after
two years, Vogel said in a memo to

and the Student Museum be kept at
the same level as this year, but that
fees would likely increase from $3
to $5.
"It was quite heartening to see
them keep us because on the pro-
gram beside our name was 'TBD',"
said Burkett, who helped found the
Center in a portable building in
1977 and is now a member of the
volunteer group the Friends of the
Environmental Studies Center.
They have :Mready raised $7,000
toward keeping intact the fifth-
grade program, which includes the
famed mud walk. An additional
$14,000 must be collected, Burkett
said. On Friday, May 2, the Center
will host an open house fundraiser.

News you can use

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increase in funding. Those numbers
include anticipated funding from
the federal stabilization package,
about $21 million. .
Friday was the deadline to noti-
fy employees under contract if
they would have jobs ne>it school
year. About 340 positions are on
the chopping block as the School
Board wrestles with an estimated
$35 million shortfall amidst declin-
ing enrollment and rising health
insurance costs.
Without the numbers from the
state, Vogel had no choice but to
tell the employees their jobs are
being eliminated.
"We've got a timing situation," he
said. "But the principals are being


Police football fest benefits Kids House

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

By Lt. George Ilemsky

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Rogers was off to the races,
running back the punt 100
yards to put Oviedo up 6-0.
The 2-point conversion
failed. It did not take Winter
Springs long to bounce back
as they mounted a good
drive, scoring a touchdown
on the ensuing kickoff. The
point after was good and
Winter Springs sprung to
a 7-6 lead. That would be
the only time the flag foot-
ballers from Winter Springs
would hold the lead. The
stars were aligned and it
basically became all Oviedo
after that. .
There were MVP-type
performances from quar-
terback Andrew Moore,
who completed 26 of 35
passes for 355 yards and
three touchdowns, and Matt
DePanicis, who caught nine
passes and had one rush for
a net of 162 yards and two
touchdowns. Big contribu-
tions were made by Tony
DiSerafino with six drive-
sustaining receptions with
some decent runs after the
catch, and Nelson Genao's
five receptions for two
touchdowns. Larry Serafin
also had .made: up with a
2-point conversion after
he sneaked around on the
right side of the line and
was on a receiving end of
a Moore pass to make up
for an earlier flubbed point
after conversion.-
On the defensive side of
the ball, Wade Weaver led
the Oviedo defense with
seven solo tackles followed

closely by Brett McNeil and
Adam Egert's six. McNeil
did more than just snatch
the flags as he also had two
passes he defended well and
was 1-1 in passing on a trick
Winter Springs Police,
in their very competitive
nature, would not lie down
and go away. The competi-
tive juices were flowing,
which contributed to the
overall excitement of the
game. With the strong arm
of Nick Romano, who was a
former cornerback with the
UCF Knights in the Asante
Samuel (Philadelphia
Eagles) era in 2001, and
the blazing speed of Kevin
Chaulk, the deep bombs
would fly in an attempt to
get back into the game.
Oviedo's stellar corner-
back Joe Bologna success-
fully defended three deep
passes and contributed
with three tackles. There
were also vital contribu-
tions from other players
that would not necessar-
ily show up on a stat sheet.
Linebacker Justin Varkony
would rush the Winter
Springs quarterback Nick
Romano, applying pressure
and forcing him to either
get rid of the ball quicker or
move outside of the pocket
and out of the passing lanes.
The pressure paid off as Nick
Romano hurled a deep pass
again in an attempt to get
some points on the board
for Winter Springs, but
this time, Charlie Crutcher

pulled out his dagger and
in the heart late in the game
by intercepting the ball and-
running it all the way back
deep into Winter Springs'
territory before having his
flag snatched from behind
by the ultra-fast Chaulk.
As time dwindled and
Winter Springs had no
more timeouts, quarterback
quarterback for Plantation
High School) took a knee,
letting time expire and pre-
serving the final score of
32-7. Immediately after the
final whistle, both teams
filed out onto the field and
with a show of great sports-
manship shook hands
and greeted one another.
I took a victory lap with the
Oviedo Police Department
Inspector Clueless then
presented the Inaugural
Championship Trophy to
Chief Chudnow and the
members of the Oviedo
Police Flagateers! A great
time, for a great event, for a
There were only winners on
this day as the event raised
more than $2,500 for the
Kids House of Seminole!
It is not too late to get
the inaugural flag football
T-shirts in Oviedo blue or
Winter Springs white for
a low cost of $5.. Get them
while supplies last and help
a great cause!

dividends for the mem-
bers of the Oviedo Police
Flag Football Team! Things
started moving in the right
direction for the boys (and
girl) wearing blue right at
the onset of the coin toss.
Oh ... this was not going to
be your ordinary coin toss
where .traditionally a coin
is flipped, and the team get-
ting the call gets to pick
whether to kick or receive,
This coin toss pitted the
opposing chiefs in a punt,
pass and kick contest. Chief
Jeff Chudnow prevailed in
this pressure competition
by out-dueling Chief' Kevin
Brunelle of Winter Springs.
Oviedo decided to kick
off to Winter Springs in a
strategy to put the defense
on the field first to possibly
get a stop, build confidence
and to gauge what type
of offense Winter Springs
would be fielding. The move
paid off after Winter Springs
got a couple of first downs
but then was stopped and
forced to punt.
Steve Rogers of Oviedo
PD was set back deep to
receive the punt and bam!
- from his own goal line,

The Oviedo Police
Department defeated
the Winter Springs Police
Department by a score of
32-7 at a charity flag foot-
ball event at the John
Courier Field at Oviedo High
School, which was geared
to raise money for the Kids
House of Seminole. It was
an absolutely gorgeous day
that was enjoyed by every-
One who attended. There
was a raffle, a bounce house
for the kids, face painting
by Mary Mathews of Face
Fantastic, and the Oviedo
Optimist Club volunteered
and prepared the food,
which included turkey legs,
while Brewater's Ice Cream
provided tasty treats.
There were the Oviedo
and Winter Springs Pop
Warner cheerleaders, a K-9
DJ, and of course there were
plenty of fans. Additionally,
Ashton Photography was
there to take pictures with
anyone wishing to have
their photograph taken
with Oviedo K-9 Flash.
The game itself did not
disappoint as the months
of weekly practices paid


The incident was similar to what
happened with Moore a few weeks
earlier. Both Moore and McCarthy
were shown how to use the guns at
the range. Both pulled the trigger
with a bystander less than 10 feet
away. Both had rented their guns at .
the range.

That practice is now suspend-
ed by the establishment pending a
lobbying effort to state legislators
to allow Shoot Straight to perform
background checks on gun renters
before they're allowed to use the
range's guns. In the meantime the
store will not allow any handgun

State law requires mandatory
criminal background checks for
purchasers of handguns, but not
for rentals.
Patrons will still be allowed to
use their own guns at the range
without a background check.

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then turning the gun on himself
and shooting himself in the heat;l,
which left him mortally wounded,
By the time paramedics arrived, he
was already near death, with a weak
pulse and fatal injuries. -

Rick Lee, President and CEO of
Citizens Bank of Florida, applauded
the long and distinguished careers
of Chairman of the Board Edward
Ondick and Vice Chair Pennie Olliff
when they officially retired from duty
on.March 25, at the annual meeting
of the shareholders.
On April 8, the board elected Arthur
Evans chairman of the board and
Jonathan Lukas vice chairman.

Global Network Solutions, of Winter
Springs, specializing in-data secu-
rity for small- and medium-sized
businesses and professional asso-
ciations, recently earned profes-
sional designation that certifies the
company's ability to meet security
compliance regulations of the U.S.
Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act.

Fairwinds Credit Union's launch of
its 2009 tree planting project with
an Earth Day tree planting in Sanford's
18th Street Park on Wednesday, April
22. Volunteers from the FCU and KSB
planted trees.
"This is, a great precursor to the
Earth Day Everyday Festival that will
be held at this park on Saturday,"
said Mike Barr, executive director of
is pleased to announce Joseph M*
Dowd .has joined its firm as a
sales associate. He will specialize in
residential and commercial property

sales in the Central Florida area.
Dowd recently completed extensive
training and licensing through the
Century 21 Real Estate Professionals
office in Long wood. .
Latina Style Magazine named Liza
Qrdonez Orlando's Entrepreneur of
the Year. Ordonez is the c(i-founder,
president and CEO of NR Electronics,
a Winter Springs firm that special-
izes in hard-to-find electronic com-
Ordonez was born in Zaragoze,

Spain, and earned her B.F.A. degree
from Kansas State University. She
was honored-at a special event at the
Wyndham-Orlando Resort.
pleted its new 4,000-square-foot
Charles J. Eidel Training Facility at
its Altamonte Springs office. The facil-
ity houses the' company's Corporate
Safety Department. It is named in
honor of Charles. J. "Papa" Eidel,
a co-founder of Tri-City Electrical
who believed employee safety was of

paramount importance.
Mercantile Capital Corporationone
of the nation's leading providers of
U.S. Small business Administration
504 loans for small businesses,
recently appointed Monica Perez
senior loan officer. Perez, a gradu-
ate of UCF, has more than five years
of commercial loan experience.
NAIOP Central Florida, the
Commercial Real Estate
Development Association, raised

Tim Trier


Seminole Voice May 1 May 14, 2009 Page A7

THIS WEEK in human history

(( nected in Promontory, Utah. This made transcontinental railroad
travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. Journeys that had
taken months by wagon train or weeks by boat now took only
I days.

Oviedo pizza maker shines in Italy.

For more information about the
U.S. Pizza Team and to watch
video of their performance visit
USPizzaTeam.com. For more
information about Backstreet
Pizza visit BackstreetPizza.net
or call 407-365-4922.

Pizza when it opened in
Oviedo last September
and Angels Laise recog-
nized bloore as an asset.
"We encourage and support
the participation in the
Li.S. Pizza Team and we are
proud to have David Moore
at Backstreer Pizza. He has a
Ior of talent, is great at mak-
ing the perfect pizza, and is
also gearing up his skills in
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acrobarre lossing.
The Li.5. Pizza Team is
made up of dough-acepbars
and pizza makers whose
mission is to promote good-
will and talent in the pizza
Industry. Internationally
recognized champion Ryan
LaRose worked with Moore
and introduced him to pizza
Working at Backstreet
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uated from the University of
Central Florida last August
with a degree in business
management and continues
to gain knowledge abour
the industry from his job at
Backstreet Pizza in Oviedo.
Angelo and Staley Laise
Pizza and are proud of
Aloore's accomplishments
"Dave is responsible and is a
very focused individual. He
is meticulous about his pies

Dave Moore's drearn
is to "own a suc-
cessful pizzeria near
the beach" and this local
pizza maker and same
chef came one step closer
to his goal when he com-
pered at the 18th World
Pizza Championship in
salsomaggiore, Italy. More
than 30 countries partici-
pared in the competition
held in northern Italy near

Local~:,"mh~, piza akr Dave Moore snows ch as secnd-f~astetu mkr, plaque arid

and puts a for of care into
each one he makes," they
wrote in e-mail.
Last fall Moore com-
peled in the National Pizza
Competition in Orlando
where he won second
place in both the fastest
pizza maker and longest
dough stretch categories.
His dough stretch was just
One inch away from the
gold. His performance won
him a slot on the 2009 Lis.
Pizza Team and a trip to the
world competition, which
was a thrill for his family.
"My ancestors are from Italy
so they were excited that I
was the first one to go back
to Italy. Moore said. "Italy
was great. totally different.
Pizzerias are usually family-
owned cafes that serve very
good food.
Moore grew up in
Longwood and Altamonte
Springs. He has been a pizza
maker for eight years and
credits working in a fast-
paced environment with
developing his cubnary
skills. I started working at
15 or 16 years old in a few
pizza places and they taught
me different methods and
ways to handle dough, he
Moore joined Backstreet




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Oviedo and Winter Springs police battled
on the football field last Saturday to raise
= st"ve'dhekn idsdHt g thSee t aTrthee
before Oviedo unleashed an offensive blitzkrieg
and outhustled Winter Springs to the tune of a
32-7 score.

and beer stein holding contests.
Admission is a $5 donation; kids
younger than 12 get in free. For more
information, call 407-834-0574.
The Jewish Community Center
of Greater Orlando invites the
community to celebrate Yom
Ha'Atzmaut, the 61st anniversary
of Israel's independence. Admission
is free to the event, which runs from
3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 3,
at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte
Springs, Headlined by Kova Tembel,
a performance troupe from Kiryat
Motzkin, the day-long celebration will
feature a variety of Israeli entertain-
ment, culminating in a spectacular
fireworks display. For more informa-
tion, visit israeldayorlando.org.
Books for Vets Inc., a non-profit
organization that collects and
ships books for our veterans in
community living facilities, will be
holding a fundraiser golf tourna-
ment at Twin Rivers Gow course in
Oviedo at & a.m. May 16.
This tournament fundraiser will
cover the shipping expenses for
thousands of books to U.S. veterans
in veteran nursing facilities through-
out the United States. Prizes will be
The cost for a single is $75 and
one book and a foursome costs
$260 and four books. To register,
visit www.booksforvets.com or call
Wendy Shiner at 407-696-7778.

The grand opening of Winter
Springs' Trotwood Park Splash
Playground will be held at 10 a.m.
Sliturday, May 2 at Trotwood Park,
701 Northern Way. Season Fees for
the splash pad is $10 per Seminole
County resident. Family Rates are
$10 for the first family member and
$5 for each additional member, for a
maximum of $30 per family. For more
information, call 407-327-6597.
Oviedo Recreation & Parks will be
offering a free movie in the Park at
dusk on Saturday, May 2 at Riverside
Park, 1600 Lockwood BIvd. The movie
showing is "High School Musical 3"
rated PG. Snacks and drinks will also
be available for purchase: Call 407-
971-5575 for more information,
Come to the Spring Flea Market at
Lutheran Haven from 8 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. on Saturday, May 2. It is located
on Aloma Avenue and Chapman Road
in Oviedo. Stay for a lunch that will
include hot dogs, hamburgers, pop-
corn, soff drinks and coffee.. Alf pro-
ceeds benefit the nursing home.
The German American Society of
Central Florida will celebrate its
traditional Annual Spring Fest from
3 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, May
2, located at 381 Orange Lane in
Casseberry. Come for the fun-filled
festival of authentic German cui-
sine and German beer on tap. Stay
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The U.S. Team brought
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silver medal for team acro-
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his craft. "Sometimes we do
dough tricks for our cus-
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If you missed one of the Earth
Day events in April, you'II have
another chance at Lake Eola on
Saturday, May 2. Organized by
Vegetarians of Central Florida, the
fourth Central Florida Earth Day
will take place at 195 N. Rosalind
Ave. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Restaurants, co-ops, and
natural markets will serve vegan
food (containing no animal
products), and there will be many
raw food options, including many
from locatand organic sources.
Visitors will 'also enjoy IIve
entertainment from more than
15 musical performers and many
local artists. An Earth Kids Zone
will have educational and fun
activities for children including a
labyrinth and rock wall climbing
Visit www.cfearthday.org or
call 321-331-1859 for more

The Maitland Public Library, at
501 S. Maitland Ave., hosts the
following programs this week:
Friday, May 1
Relay for Life of Maitland at the
Maitiand Center, 555 Winderley
Place, Maitland, 6 p.m. to 10

p in the Library staff as they
host a bake sale and other
activities at their Relay for Life
Sunday, May 3
Workshop: Make an onginal
Mother's Day card for the special
person you celebrate at 2 p.m.
eiworks p istration is
Monday, May 4
Computer Class: Caring for
your home PC, 10 a.m. to 11:30
Topics include: cleaning your
computer, hard drive utility and
virus protection. Free class, btil
registration is required. 407-647-
Bedtime Stories and craft at 7
p.m. for all ages.
Tuesday, May 5
Preschool"Stories and craft at
10:30 a.m. ages 36 months to
5 years.
Computer Class: Consumer
Health information on the Internet,
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This class is designed to lead
consumers to quality health
care information on the Internet.
Participants will learn to use
a number of sites, including
MedlinePlus, NIHSeniorHealth,
and more. Free class, but
registration is required.407-647-
- 7700.
Thursday, May 7
Baby and Toddler Mingle and
Story Time, 10:30 a.m. ages
infants to 36 months.
Reading Buddies at 4 p.m.
Earliest readers through fifth-
graders read to each other and
play reading games.
Knitting and Crocheting Club, 7
p..m. to 8:30 p.m.
Spend the evening with follow
rafters working on your projects.
AII levels welcome.

hves m Winter Park and per-
formed the Broadway musi-
cal numbers "A Wonderful
Guy" and "Unusual Way."
"I love singing and chal-
lenging myself," Milbrath
said. "I never expected to
win. The. judges' comments
were incredibly helpful."
Judge Cleare summed up
the evening:
"This was an important
new experience for Orlando
to showcase great local tal-
ent, and I was glad to see
an eclectic range of voices
and styles," Cleare said. "The
contestants should judge
the event not by the win-
ning but if they gained from
the experience. I commend
the Opera Guild and hope it
will grow as a cultural event
-for Orlando."
Although the competi-
tion was not an operatic
contest, the Opera Guild,
the judges and members
of the audience expressed
hope that The Orlando
. Opera Company will find a
way to operate in the future
and that opera and the
arts will "grow and find its
voice" despite the difficult
The Orlando Opera
Company suspended opera-
tions Thursday, April 30, due
to a lack of funding. It has
filed for Ch. 7 bankruptcy

KAREN McENANY-PHILLIPS the contest for "the oppor-
THE VOICE unity to sing in a public
square" and that he appre-
clated the "honest feed-
Fourteen hopefuls took the back from judges who have
stage April 17 iix hopes of made a.living in music." -
winning the Orlando Idol The youngest semifinal-
Voice Competition, a fund- ist was 11-year-old Tiana
raiser organized by the LaBianco from Geneva who
Orlando Opera Guild to beamed after her perfor-
.benefit the Orlando Opera mance.
Company. "It was fun; I love it," she
Inside the Trinity .Prep said of performing.
auditorium, eight ladies and LaBiance has already per-
six gentlemen performed formed in two operas and
before the audience was described as "coura-
whose votes counted for 60 geous," "plucky" and "ador-
percent of the outcome -, able" by the judges, who
and a four-judge panel with suggested LaBianco work on
impressive credentials. 'her phrasing and diction.
The judges -- 191ichael "Their feedback really
Andrew, Rudi Cleafe, Susan helped," she said, adding
Neves and Burma Davis that she chose a different
Posey gave constructive song at the last-minute.
feedback after each perfor- Twenty-one-year-old
manceandthenheldupa .OviedoresidentandMasters
scorecard between 1 and Academy alumnus Nate
10. Larsonwasthelastperform-
Audience reaction did er, and he wowed the judges
not always translate to and the audience with the
votes, however. The first classicsong"Unforgettable,"
performer, Vinnie Zarletti securing himself a place in
of Winter Springs, who is the top five.
the music pastor at Calvary Judge Posey told Larson,
Assembly of God in Winter "You have a unique, recog-
Park, performed an original nizable voice." -
ballad written -for his wife Judge Cleare added, "I
seven years ago on their would kill to have your voice
wedding day and received or have you as a student."
loud applause, but it was All four judges strongly sug-
not enough so secure him a tested that Larson would
place in the top five. benefit from the training
Zarletti said he entered and discipline of an experi-

enced vocal coach. -
"I felt relaxed and was
excited for the opportunity
to perform," Larson said,
adding that his another's side
of the family is very musical
and his family is very loving
aird supportive of his music.
"I was very appreciative of
the judge's feedback," he
The competition< was
hosted by two celebrity
impersonators: Gary Alan,
who played Jay Leno, and
Billy Parks, who played
Drew Carey. Both bore
strong resemblances to the
The audience was treat-
ed to four additional per-
formances by contestants
who were in the first level
of competition. Then by
applause the audience
voted-for "The People's
Choice Award" from those
four competitors and the
nine semifinalists. Zarletti
was the runner-up next to
audience favorite 7-year-old
MacKendrick Zavitz, who
sang "Tomorrow" dressed
head-to-toe in an Annie
Lancaster, Chas Zito, Jerome
Ferreras, Nate Larson, and
winner Alexandra Milbrath,
who was awarded a check
for $1,000.
Milbrath is a 17-year-old
junior at Circle Christian


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THIS WEEK in sports history

San Francisco Glants outfielder Willie IVlays hit his 512th career
home run to break Mel Ott's National League record. Mays would
finish his career with 660 home runs, good for third on the all-time
list at the time of his retirement.

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The Lake Howe~ll Silver Hawks hit for the fences during their game against Hagerty last week. The Silver Hawks won the district championship, but both teams lost out in the first rou~nd~ ~:~~aaKaeo~f;- regona payoffs

der, Trinity Prep was putting a hurt
on The Villages, with a 3-0 win pro-
pelling the perennial district cham-
pions into the second rourid of
Now both teams are set for a
Friday night matchup. The Bears
retain home-field advantage and
play Boone at 7 p.m. The Saints also
keep their home field, which has
beep a good-luck charm in recent
years. They play Lake Highland at
4:30 p.m.
With wins in those games, those
local teams could be playing for the
regional championship on Tuesday.
With a loss, it's all over,

elimination series with hopes of a
championship on the other end.
Winter Springs, Oviedo and
Trinity Prep are also taking the
trip, with a championship pedigree
already built into their histories.
But for Lake Howell and Hagerty,
it was a Sisyphean struggle that
repeated itself again this year. Lose
a game and you're done. Both SA
teams felt the sting of that rule last
year'when they bowed out of the
first round of the championship.
Their opponents, Auburndale and
George Jenkins, were both power-
house teams. One made it to the
final four last year. -
. This year, the Silver Hawks and

they swapped them this time, with
Hagerty facing Auburndale near
Lakeland, and Lake Howell get-
ting home field advantage against
George Jenkins.
Both local teams lost again
though, in heartbreaking one-run
games, ending their championship
run again in the first round.
The Winter Springs Bears fell
to an old rival in their 6A district
championship, losing to Oviedo.
But the Bears had the lastinugh in
the regional quarterfinals Tuesday,
as they snuck a win from Timber
Creek 2-1 to advance. The Lions fell
to Boone 1-0, ending their champi-
onship hopes.
That same night on the 3A lad-

of a championship.
On that same field the
same night, the boys Patriots
team also faced defeat.
They'd battled through
three rounds to make it to
the state championship,
only to come up against
another perennial state
contender St. Andrew's.
. Once again a Patriots
team was forced to play
the reigning state champ
for the chance at the title.
Once again, they fell, this
time by a score of 19-5. It
was ddjit vu for the Patriots,
who were in the same posi-
tion last year, also losing to
St. Andrew's.

those wire goggles lurked
a certainty of purpose that
would propel Lang and
the Winter Springs Bears
beyond doubt and beyond
all odds to make it to the
state lacrosse final four.
They shocked perennial
state contender Bartram
Trail with a 1-point win in
that game, propelling them
into a semifinal matchup
against Lake Brantley. The
Only problem was, they had
to do it in Patriot country.
That didn't bode well
for the Bears. In two years
of sanctioned postseason
Florida High School Athletic
Association competition,

the Patriots had only lost
once on their home field.
That included two district
championships in two sea-
sons and four wins in the
state championship series,
If the Bears managed
another miracle, they would
have added another black
mark for the Patriots, and
ensured themselves a ticket
to a Saturday-night finale.
But that moment would
never come for the Bears,
who fell to the Patriots in
another nail-biter game
that came down to one final
point. A 9-8 finish was the
lowest-scoring affair of any
game in the state series.

And with that win, the
Patriots were propelled
toward the state champion-
ship game. They only had to
beat one team, and it was
the returning state champs.
Vero Beach had rarely lost
in the last two years. In the
first two games of this year's
state championship series
they'd won by a combined
score of 56-2.
By Saturday's end,. the
score seemed a formality.
The Patriots couldn't stop
the crushing force of a team
bound for a back-to-back
win. With the score 16-7
on the board, the Patriots
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THIS WEEK in political history

'0 The Soviet government announced a boycott of the 1984 Summer
Olympic Games, held in Los Arigeles. Although the Soviets cited
security concerns, the boycott was more likely due to America's
I generous aid to Muslim rebels fighting in Afghanistan.

The business world is online. Are you?
whelming if you don't know where quickly. If you are serious about will be one of the topics.
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Dear Sandi: resume on the site and get recom- are also great tips and articles on
I heard you speak on social media Inendations from others. You can Twitter for the job-seeker.
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On Aprill4, SJRWMD staffer The big losers in this grab will be
Dwight Jenkins testified that there the people of Central Florida who
is no conflict between lawn-water- must fund additional facilities for
ing restrictions placed on home- alternate water supplies, while
owners and the granting of Niagara Niagara Bottling sells our cheap 9
Bottling's permit to pump from water out of state. If you think
the Floridan-Aquifer. "It's apples privatization of water is a good .
to oranges," Jenkins said. Calling thing, ask the residents of Chuluota ,
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