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Publication Date: May 7, 2010
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Ex charged

in death

An Oviedo woman called
police at 2:40 a.m. Tues-
day with a stab wound in
her abdomen. Less than 14
hours later, she was charged
with murder in the death
of her recently ex-husband.
Now police are saying she
stabbed herself to make it
look like he attacked her.
Robert Cline III was
already dead when police
arrived to investigate the
scene, the apparent vic-
tim of multiple gunshot
Oviedo Police Lt. Mike
Beavers said Cline and Anita
Smithey had an "on-again,
off-again" relationship dur-
ing three years of marriage
and after their divorce.
That ended for good after
Beavers said it appeared
Cline visited Smithey at her
home on Corbin Court, and
the two got into an alter-
cation that quickly turned
Cline was shot at least
two times by a .38-caliber
revolver, and police say that
afterward Smithey stabbed
herself with a small folding
knife to make it appear like
Police were called to end
a domestic dispute between
the couple last November,
which launched an inves-
tigation into Cline possibly
obstructing justice. He was
never charged.

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Women take charge in Seminole County

Teenager Karen Mills dis-
covered a career by lis-
tening to her best friend's
father tell stories of cops
on the beat.
"I never thought about
the danger. It was all about
helping people," said Mills,
Commander of the East
Region, Seminole County
Sheriffs Office.
Twenty-four years later
she oversees one third of
Seminole County's uni-
formed law enforcement
division comprised of 100
personnel including Depu-
ty Sheriffs, COP volunteers,
sergeants, field officers,
and investigators.
Mills is even-tempered,
talks respectively even
to the bad guys, but her
phone, radio, asp, taser and

pistol are always within
reach. Her office is lined
with trophies and honors,
including the prestigious
Diana Turner Award of
Excellence Female Officer
of the Year in 1993.
Mills' canine partner
BOLO rode with her for
nine years working many
potential bomb threats
after 9-11. They were wel-
come participants at the
schools' DARE programs.
Her loyal partner has
passed away, and at times
she can still hear the clink
of his collar chains.
Mills' career advice to
young women considering
law enforcement, "Don't
try to be one of the guys.
Be yourself, stay mentally
strong and well trained
using all the tools avail-

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Stetson's Corner............ ............5
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Letters ................ . ...........12
Young Voices .........................12
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Lt. Karen Mills remembers her canine partner BOLO, a bomb specialist police dog
who visited local schools during DARE week.

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The transcontinental railroad is completed when the presidents of
the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads drove the last spike
HI.I into the rail line in a ceremony in Promontory, Utah.

A future without water

Keep Seminole Beautiful talks about a rapidly shrinking supply that could leave the county dry

Michael Barr carries his
passion for conserving
Florida's water like most
people carry a purse on
their arm it goes with
him wherever he goes.
"When I moved here ... I
mentioned the word envi-
ronment and people barely
knew what it meant," Barr
said. "Well, I found out I
was wrong they do know
what it means and they
have the same basic envi-
ronmental problems here."
The executive director
of Keep Seminole Beautiful,
Barr has been trying to
get these environmental
problems addressed ever
since he moved to Florida
32 years ago, and on April
22, he continued to pursue
his quest with the help of

Seminole County League of
Women Voters.
The event took place over
Italian cuisine at Sergio's
Italian Restaurant in
Sanford, but Italian cuisine
was not the main course
- water ruled the menu
on this Earth Day, as Barr,
discussed the problems of
serious water use and con-
servation challenges.
"Our current water prac-
tices are insane," Barr said.
"All decisions with regard to
water border on insulting...
and anybody with any level
of common sense should
understand we should be in
a major conservation sta-
tus, and we should be cre-
ating some serious innova-
tive ways of dealing with
the problem.
"Instead we're doing the
typical government thing

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years, four years, and that's
as far as my horizon goes."'
Barr is trying to change
Florida's water practices
and help people believe
that conserving the fresh
water we do have is more
important than most peo-
ple realize.
"It's so ludicrous that
we are walking down this
path when we don't have
to," Barr said. "And we are
all going to pay the price, a
horrible price."
He said that every day
we are losing valuable fresh
water because we are pump-
ing more water out of the
Florida aquifer than what is
being replenished.
"Now I'm not sure what
you would describe as
sustainability, but I know
what you would describe as

not sustainable, and that's
where you are taking more
than you are giving," Barr
said. "And eventually we are
going to run out."
He said one of the big
misconceptions on con-
serving water is that some
people think because we
have had rainy weather, we
have enough water, but this
is a misconception, because
only a very small percent-
age of fresh water perco-
lates into the aquifer, and
the minute amount that
actually reaches it will also
not be used for a hundred
"And most of the high
percolated areas, we have
developed, and we develop
more every day," he said. "So
we get less and less water in
the aquifer every day."
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most astonishing thing she
learned during this event
was that valuable fresh
water is being pumped out
of the St. John's River, for
free, to be bottled and sold.
"This is crazy," Currie
said. "You have to make
them (our politicians)
accountable ... the best way
to get them to change their
behavior is to shame them
into it, or vote."
Environmental Studies
Center founder Pat Burkett
is also behind Barr all the
"We are going to have
to look at ourselves are
we succeeding because we
are sustaining?" Burkett
said. "We can't keep pav-
ing over our land and using
up our land and using up
the water and saying it's all
in the means of progress,
and our economy's going
to die unless we do all these
things, our economy's going
to die if we can't supply the
water for what we have."
The president of League
of Women Voters said the
best way to conserve water
is to help others find a sim-
pler way to live.
"What you do impacts
the rest of the world," Jane
Lane said. "So live simply, so
others can simply live."


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Time for a road trip? I'm in!

The weather is great now,
and school is not quite out,
so my friends and I have
decided it is road trip time.
This way you venture places
without all the children
on the road with families
- less traffic and ideal
weather. I am always ready
when someone mentions
a road trip just tell me
a date and time; I will be
A road trip took place
last week with 17 dear
friends from the Oviedo
Woman's Club. It was off
to Deland's Woodland
Boulevard for shopping,
eating and enjoying the
friendship among us. It
was a road trip alright -
four SUVs heading north
on Interstate 4. We cer-
tainly had a fun day and
what even made it more
exciting was the fact that
we found free brochures
on spots to eat and shop
such as quilt stores, col-
lectables, antiques and
several boutiques. I don't
think we missed any of the
shops. Although we split
into groups, the shop own-
ers said, "Are you with the
group from Oviedo? Those
ladies just love to shop and
they are so nice." We felt
very welcome and certainly
will go again.

I believe the same ladies
have another road trip in
mind toward the Winter
Haven area, and yes, count
me in for whatever date
they decide. Some of the
gals from the Oviedo
Woman's Club like to end
their year of hard work
with fun and excitement.

Bojangles opens
Guess you all know the
new restaurant Bojangles
opened on May 3 at 5:30
a.m. Just a little too early
for me, but I understand
this place is lovely to look
at, and the food is good as

Celery winners
I have been asked by lots
of our town's people who
won the Taste of Oviedo's
Citrus and Celery Cook-off.
So I checked with organizer
Megan Sladek, and she was
kind enough to furnish this
Grand Prize: Celery
Meringue by Alyson
Citrus Division: 1st place
Zesty Pulled Pork Mike
Celery Division: 1st
place Celery Meringue Pie
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B&B Mac Salad -J.B.
Buffalo Chicken and
Celery Blue Cheese
Sammich Robert King
Congratulations to all.
I didn't have a taste of the
goodies, but I sure am get-
ting hungry writing this.
For more information,
check out the Web site
at Oviedotraditions.org/

Giving smiles
I am very happy to
announce all the excel-
lent work that the Oviedo
Woman's Club's Sewing
Group for Operation Smile
(a donor matching fund)
has done. As of last week,
the group raised $1,800 and
that equals seven opera-
tions. When doubled, that
means 15 operations for
children with clef pallet
surgery in foreign coun-
tries. Check out the Smile
Train Web site: www.smi-
letrain.org, Also, the gra-
cious women are showing
their support by making 30
quilts, 300 gowns and just
more than 100 smile bags
that these children will
need before and after their
operations. Wonderful
ladies! All of these items
will be sent to headquarters
this week.

Pizza time
Keeth Elementary's Annual
Senior Alumni Pizza Party
celebrating this year's
graduating seniors will be
held Wednesday, May 19 at

2 p.m. in the media center
at the school, 425 Tuskwilla
Road, Winter Springs. Come
visit with your teachers and
enjoy the refreshments. For
more information, please
call the school 407-320-

Here's the right one
Oops! I did a goof last issue
with the Artistic Hand's
Web address. The correct
one is www.artistichan-
Don't forget, you still have
time to register for summer
set which begins the week
of June 14 and adult sum-
mer classes will begin the
week of May 31. For more
information or to sign up,
please call Del Seaman 407-

New officers and a barbeque
The Oviedo Historical
Society held its last general
meeting of the 2009-2010
year. During the business
meeting the following slate
of officers were elected:
President- Lars White, 1st
VP- Jim Richardson, 2nd
VP- Bea Gestrich, Secretary-
Mindy Starling, Treasurer-
E.P. Bruce and Historian-
Gary Scarboro along with
the two members-at-large-
Dawn Jenson and Janet
Foley. The meetings pro-
gram was History Awards
for the fourth grades of our
city's elementary schools.
The society had a full house
of 75 with participants,
parents, and society mem-
bers enjoying everything,
especially the light refresh-

Just a reminder, The
Historical Society is putting
on an outdoor event on
Saturday, May 22 from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lawton
House. Bring a blanket or
chair and enjoy music of
all types blue grass, R&B,
gospel and more played by
local bands and groups. We
will also have eats burg-
ers, hot dogs, chips, drinks
and cookies all for $1
each. Hope to see you there.
Watch for upcoming fliers.

Happy Mother's Day
In a few days, we will be
celebrating Mother's Day,
all due to the efforts of
Anna M. Jarvis back in
the early 1900s. The first
Mother's Day services were
held on May 10, 1908, the
anniversary of her mother's
death. It was in 1914 that a
bill was passed by Congress
to establish the second
Sunday in May as National
Mother's Day. Happy
Mother's Day to all!

A thought
In a little lighter vain,
this is one of my favorite
thoughts, especially com-
ing from a child like my
great granddaughter. The
son said, "Dad, were you a
single parent before Mom
came to work for us?"

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May 7 May 20, 2010 Page A5

Mothers make us feel at home

By Karen McEnany-Phillips

May is known for Mother's
Day of course, and it brings
us joy and tears as we cele-
brate the commitment that
truly powers our planet,
giving us pause as to why
we call it mankind. It's hard
to put into words what it
means to have a devoted
mother or mother figure at
any point in our lives. Some
lose their mother too soon.
When it is illness such as
cancer or a random traffic
accident, there is an empti-
ness and yearning that feels
raw and resentful. When
mothers are taken from us
by forces such as addiction,
violence, divorce and aban-
donment, the pain feels
deeply personal.
Women who selflessly
fill in as mothers are so
gratefully appreciated
when they warm those
empty heart spaces. These

nurturers are everywhere
and come to the job with-
out expectation, sometimes
without experience.
They are colleagues,
acquaintances, teachers,
nurses, waitresses and
women of every profes-
sion. They are sisters, aunts,
neighbors and mothers of
our best friends who see us
shake off the loss as if it's
no big deal but who just
know we need a hug, a hot
meal and a shoulder. They
are women who may have
never seen an ultrasound
or experienced a labor pain
but who care enough to
give advice, lend a hand,
intervene if necessary,
throw together a dinner
and make a midnight run
to the pharmacy.
It even happens in the
animal kingdom. Did you
see the piece about the gray


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tabby named Zoe who is
nursing four bobcat kittens
so they imprint with a sim-
ilar species? Wildlife moms
are so amazing. I haven't
seen my deer moms yet,
but a few days ago I did
see a turkey mom with a
dozen or so little fluff balls
ruffling through the grass
behind her.
So make this Mother's
Day special for all the
women in your life who
care for you and yours. Tell
them, show them and tell
them again how much they
mean to you. It will mean
more than chocolates and

Rural Heritage Center BBQ
Don't forget the first annu-
al Rural Heritage Center
BBQ Saturday, May 15. It's
a great family event and a
chance to visit the RHC if
you haven't had an oppor-
tunity yet. This is where the
BrenDon Squares square
dancers have taken resi-
dence every week, where
classes from basket weav-
ing to quilting to pho-
tography and calligraphy
have been happening since

This is hopefully the
place that our next gen-
erations will learn about
rural traditions that are
still alive and sustainable.
This event is new and will
also be a fundraiser to help
motivate more of us to sup-
port this fragile vision that
many have worked so hard
to bring to reality. Come
inside and see the beauti-
ful wood floor that was
made and laid by our own
Geneva residents, and enjoy
the rooms, quilts, antiques
and history the center
represents. Volunteers are
always needed to help with
repair, construction, resto-
ration and administration,
so come out for the fun
and fellowship and find a
niche that suits you. Find
more information at genev-

July 4th Geneva
Parade and Festival
It won't be long until the
July 4th Geneva Parade
and Festival is here. This
year it will be celebrated on
Saturday, July 3 and plans
have been under way for a
few weeks. Volunteers run

the event and more are
always needed. Come to the
next meeting on Saturday,
June 5 at 8:30 a.m. in the
Geneva Community Center
if you want to help out.
This parade and festival is
one of the few in Central
Florida that features horses,
tractors, bike brigades,
volunteer marching band,
fire trucks, local celebrities
and, of course, floats that
compete for prizes. The
theme this year is Geneva,
Southern Style, and I hear
there might be fireworks
courtesy of the Geneva
Baptist Church in the
evening. It's a not-to-be-
missed event, so come out
and help make it happen!

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

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From my

to yours

Tom Carey

Fun with edible flowers

Pretty, easy, fun, and tasty are all
descriptive of the nasturtium, a
plant all of us should be growing
in our gardens. The brightly col-
ored flowers of red, orange, yellow
and peach liven up our landscape
and provide many benefits to the
grower. The ultimate goal is the
peppery flavored flowers, but there
are several reasons to include this
crop in every garden plan.
Seeds are commonly available
or you can save your own. The
large quarter inch seeds, placed a
half inch deep in a well-drained

soil planting mix, germinate in a
week. I plant six to eight seeds in
an eight-inch pot set in a partially
shaded area, such as under a cit-
rus tree. In a few weeks, thin and
transplant the spouted seeds to a
garden bed while leaving a few in
the pot. Moderate fertilization and
irrigation are all that are required
for a successful crop. I always have
nasturtiums in several phases of
growth around the garden.
As the plants grow, the round
leaves trail off the flexible stems.
Hanging baskets are an optional

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growing method. In five to six
weeks, flower buds appear, with
a hint of color peaking out of the
tip. The next day, bright colored
flowers up to two inches in diam-
eter will be nestled amongst the
Companion planting nastur-
tiums in the garden helps to repel
several varieties of beetles and cat-
erpillars. Squash grown in Florida
is especially susceptible to numer-
ous insect pests repelled by nastur-
tiums. This pest control is also true
for the brassicas, which include
broccoli, collards, mustards, and
radishes. Imagine the panorama
of brightly colored flowers dotting
the garden, knowing the pests are
being kept at bay by this pretty
The entire plant is edible. Pinch
the flower's stem about an inch
back. The leaves can be harvested
this same way. Provide a safe col-
lection basket for your edible flow-
er harvest, as they are quite fragile.
I'm all the time savoring a flower
in the fresh air of the garden for
the thrill of the immediate burst
of flavor. Keep the harvest shaded
and cool. Rinse the flowers ever so

lightly to avoid bruising the col-
ored petals. (No wonder you can
never find nasturtiums available at
a retail produce counter.)
The bright colors top a salad of
mixed garden greens surprisingly
well. Don't mix the flowers into
the salad since this will damage
the effect. The leaves mixed with
the other salad greens add their
subtle peppery flavor. The leaves
are also an excellent addition to
stir fry blends, although the flow-
ers wouldn't survive the wok at all.
By protecting the plants from
the extremes of winter and sum-
mer weather, a nasturtium crop
can be grown year round in
Central Florida. With the motiva-
tions of beauty, companionship,
flavor, and just plain fun, every
gardener could be taking part in
this joy of growing. I do, and so
should you!

Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a
you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the
Sundew Gardens Facebook page.

WOMEN I Female fire chief started at the bottom as a volunteer firefighter

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Lt. Jennifer Jenkins
Commander of the North
Region, Seminole County
Sheriff's Office
NewJersey native, Lt. Jenni-
fer Jenkins was fascinated
with police work and fol-
lowed her brother into law
enforcement. After mov-
ing to Florida she worked
undercover in the high
schools with the Seminole
County drug unit. "That


was great training for me, it
taught me how to self-man-
age and understand how
quickly things can change,"
recalls Jenkins, who was
promoted to Lieutenant in
June 2009.
Her bright smile por-
trays a woman who loves
her job. "I truly enjoy being
with my team. My goal is to
get everyone to their career
goals," said Jenkins. She
advises young girls, "Follow
your dreams."

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his lieutenants, "They have
phenomenal dynamics and
are compassionate leaders
who put the best interests
of the citizens and their
team above their own."

Fire Chief Leanna Mims,
Seminole County Fire
Fire Chief Mims is part of
a select group. She is one
of only six female metro
fire chiefs nationwide. At
17 she became a volunteer
firefighter and remembers
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scene as a new EMT. "It was
chaotic but being able to
intervene, I realized what I
wanted to do."
Mims said fire services
have changed from the
traditional picture of a fire
truck and Dalmatian to
an all-hazard emergency
response operation which
includes medical, auto
crashes, special hazards,
spills and technical rescues.
"You never know what
you'll walk into," said Mims,
whose responsibilities
include 400 personnel, 18
stations, and 28,000 service
calls annually.
"It's not about being the
woman in charge, you have
to set vision and commu-
nicate that to key people,
empowering them to be
leaders. It's not a one-per-
son show."
Command structure
and chain of command is
critical. "It's imperative we
respect it, otherwise we risk
losing the edge in a chaotic
situation," she said.
She admits that drops in
funding and resources can
affect morale.
"I have to always think
about what we can do to
take care of the team who
takes care of the commu-
nity," she said.
Her career advice to
girls: "Find something that
bothers you and try to fix it.
No matter what career you
choose, keep your princi-
ples and never give up your
Mark Oakes, SCFD Assis-
tant Chief of Operations
said Mims had a lot on her
plate when she became
"During her tenure,
Chief Mims has had to take
a quickly changing orga-
nization and reshape it to
prepare for the future while
maintaining and building
traditions," Oakes said.
Maria Santana, interim
director of University of
Central Florida's Women's
Studies Program, believes
the keys to success for
young women in any career

are leadership and commu-
nication. Girls under 8 years
old are vocal and enjoy
being noticed. But later they
doubt themselves, become
uncomfortable in leader-
ship and are bombarded by
media influences.
"We need to cultivate
strong hearts and minds
so they can be empowered
at whatever career choice
they make regardless of
gender. Programs like Girl
Scout and the UCF Young
Women's Leadership Pro-
gram can give them con-
fidence. I believe our girls
hold great promise."

Chief of Police Val B.
Demings, Orlando Police
Florida State University
Criminal Justice major Val
B. Demings viewed police
work as a way to pay for
law school but she quickly
realized that rescuing oth-
ers was her calling. Patrol-
ling the streets, she learned
a fundamental truth she
shares with recruits today.
"When people are in crisis,
they call us to make things
right, that's what I love
about what we do."
Her historic appoint-
ment in December 2007
gives her responsibility
for over 1,000 personnel
including 750 sworn offi-
cers. In her 26th year in
law enforcement Demings
strives to create an environ-
ment where the communi-
ty is engaged and people
are motivated to do their
Her career advice to
young women, "Don't
focus on who is in the field,
focus on preparing yourself
through education, train-
ing and volunteer oppor-
tunities, like our Explorer/
Cadet program for exam-
How does Demings stay
balanced? "I refuel with
meditation, yoga, worship
and strong support from
close friends and family."

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ITT THIS WEEK in human history

Lafayette Ron Hubbard, more commonly known as L. Ron Hubbard,
publishes a book entitled, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental
Health." The book quickly caught on and eventually led to the belief
IN T E R E S T .1-J, system known today as Scientology.

Midway molding bright futures

Zymetris Acree is one of many benefitting from the arts school, which just dedicated its new campus

When Zymetris Acree
walked into Midway
Elementary school nearly
four years ago, the kinder-
gartener was quiet and shy.
But RamonaAcree recog-
nized her son's musical tal-
ent shared by his two older
brothers who sang with
their mother and grand-
mother in church, even if
he didn't.
"We couldn't even pay
Zymetris to sing," said
his mother who grew up
in Midway and attended
Midway Elementary.
But everything changed
for Zymetris after expe-
riencing magnet school
Midway Elementary's
Artful Learning teaching
model that incorporates
arts and creativity into the
academic curriculum. He
also received encourage-
ment from teachers like
Ivy Maxwell who teaches
musical theater and piano.
Maxwell encouraged her
young students to try small
solo performances in class
and to participate in class-
room plays.
"He grew bolder with
each one," Maxwell said.
It didn't matter that the
school was over six decades
old and stood in a histor-
ic but economically poor
community. It didn't mat-
ter that a new campus was
still years away, temporarily
confined to a flat blueprint.
Each year Zymetris grew a
little braver as he learned
about creative movement,

instrumental music, vocal
instruction and art.
Nine-year old Zymetris
is now about to complete
third grade and he sings
with confidence in both
solo and group performanc-
es. "Now we can't stop him
from singing," his mother
Maxwell admires his abil-
ity to focus. "Zymetris' voice
is versatile and mature. He
can sing high and low notes
with runs and rips, and he's
willing to take risks with
his voice."
Zymetris is an exam-
ple of Principal Sharon
Tanner's mission, "Growing
scholars at Midway." Using
a model developed by com-
poser Leonard Bernstein,
students experience four
elements of learning: expe-
rience, inquiry, creativity
and reflection. The method
improves academic perfor-
mance and instills a love of
learning. Zymetris can read
at a fifth grade level, which
his homeroom and lan-
guage arts teacher, Barbara
Kellar describes as 'quite
common" at Midway. With
this type of learning model
students can progress at an
accelerated pace up to an
eighth grade level.
But Zymetris is still a typ-
ical boy who shares a room
with his older brother, loves
mac 'n cheese, video games,
superhero books, and his
chihuahua Charlie.
Singing comes naturally
to Zymetris but bragging
about it does not. Maxwell
describes him as "humble
and a wonderful young man

with a fantastic attitude."
Kellar and Maxwell
applaud Zymetris' par-
ents for always being on
hand for his performanc-
es. "Zymetris' parents are
extremely supportive, they
never miss a beat."
Ramona remembers her
parents' faces in the audi-
ence when she performed
in the Midway chorus. "I
was shy too. It's important
for me to be there for him
because my parents were
there for me."
Each class incorporates
a Master Work art form like
Kellar's third graders who
have learned about Frank
Lloyd Wright's Falling Water
house. "They learn that
building a house is more
than leveling trees."
The students also learn
the balance of man and
nature through an active
earthworm compost pile in
their classroom.
Kellar said Midway stu-
dents don't shoot hands
up in the air when asked a
question. They are required
to spend a few moments
thinking about the question
in order to give thoughtful
answers a process that
works for Zymetris.
"This school has opened
him up," Kellar said. "He
doesn't mind giving answers
in class and he backs up his
answers in more depth. He
has gained academic confi-
dence from his singing abil-
ity. It takes courage to come
out on stage."
During the dedication
of the new campus at the
end of April, Mary Larsen,


Third-grader Zymetris Acree practices for his performance of John Lennon's
'Imagine'. He's no longer microphone shy since attending Midway Elementary.

mother of a Midway stu-
dent, thanked the teach-
ers and staff "for teaching
my child to think, which is
Zymetris performed
"Imagine" with three other
students at the school's offi-
cial dedication on April 28
and he recently performed
the entire song solo for the
first time for an event at the
Sanford Student Museum.

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"Our new school is big-
ger and the classrooms
look better. We can take
dance, music and art class-
es, but we also study math
and reading," said Zymetris,
who wants to be a profes-
sional gospel singer.
Zymetris will perform in
this year's dinner theater
"Thoroughly Modern Millie
Junior" the first year that
third graders are included.
Kellar believes in his
future. "Zymetris is one of
those children who will be
very successful because he
is confident now."
Midway Elementary
School of the Arts is open
to any student in Seminole
County through an applica-
tion process. By the end of
April the school had accept-
ed 205 applications out
of 300 submitted. Midway
Elementary actively works
with community artists
and arts organizations to
provide additional resourc-
es for gifted students. The
Steinway Society for exam-
ple donates pianos to select
students for free as long as
they continue piano les-
Tanner thanked the
Midway community and the
Seminole County School
Board for supporting both
the old and the new cam-
pus and to her surprise
the cafeteria/auditorium
was named in her honor,
The Dr. Sharon Tanner
Performance Hall.



150,000 grandparents in Florida are
raising grandchildren not exactly the
retirement they pictured
BRITTNI JOHNSON get housing assistance. She
GUEST REPORTER started paying rent with her
credit card and got deep
Florida's known for its retir- into debt.
ees. Sunny beaches, golf "It was a struggle to try .f..
courses and warm weather to clothe and feed her," she -,.
lure the over 60 crowd with said.
the hopes of a recreational When she finally gave up nI -t
life. But for some Florida her home, she gave up her i
seniors, this is not reality. granddaughter, too. Ciera
In this state, 150,000 grand- went back to her mother. I.
parents are raising their "It was hard for both of, .
grandchildren. us the day that she left ....
"My retirement was going me we cried," Friend said. "It V 'I
to be much different I was like I had her myself."
had plans to do this and do Friend was one of a dozen
that," said Orlando resident grandmothers gathered at
Yvonne Friend. the Rock Lake Community
But once she retired, her Center in Orlando for a sup-
life changed. Friend raised port group for grandparents
her great granddaughter raising grandchildren on
from birth to 6 years old. The April 26. Nonprofit group
mother never gave her any Informed Families organiz-
money, and the father was es the meetings. Employees
not involved. Two years ago, host educational speakers,
she went through a tough guide talks about wellness
time financially. The child's and helping the community,
mother wouldn't sign over as well as take the women PHOTO BY BRITTNI JOHNSON THE VOICE
custody, so Friend couldn't uThe grandmothers pose after their meeting at the Rock Lake Community Center in Orlando on April 26. Yvonne Friend, far
custody,> turn to SENIORS on NEXT PAGE left, and Rounette Fulse, fifth from right, have both helped raise their children's children.

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Family Physicians of Clermont-Dr.
Beth Oliver, Ignite Fitness and Liberty
Medical are sponsoring the first
Diabetic Symposium in Clermont. The
event will take place on Thursday,
May 13 at Ignite Fitness Gym, 1705
E. Hwy 50 (across from Perkins) in
Clermont from 12:30 to 3:45 PM.
12:30-1:30 p.m.-Diabetic Vendors
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1:30-2:00 p.m.- "Q and A" on "Enjoy
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2:00-2:45 p.m.- "Live with Diabetes
the Easy Way" presentation by Myra
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2:45-3:45 p.m.- "Shake Your Sugar
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All attendees will received a two-
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more! Free glucose meters will be
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From the Orange County
Commission On Aging Newsletter
May 2010:

Counsel for Caregivers Seminar -
Learn about America's most popular
living will, the "Five Wishes", which
is written in everyday language and
helps start and structure important
conversations about care in times
of serious illness May 20 at 12:10
p.m. in downtown Orange County
Library-3rd Floor, Albertson Room,
101 E. Central Blvd. It's free. Lunch
is provided to the first 50 who RSVP
to 407-836-7446 or officeonaging@

Seniors vs. Crime- There is now a
Seniors vs. Crime office in Orlando at
440 S. Semoran Blvd., south of Lake
Underhill and adjacent to Denny's
Restaurant. For info call 407-219-

5542 or visit www.seniorsvscrime.

Senior Expo 2010 -The annual Expo
is May 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Not
only is admission and parking free
but a free Olive Garden lunch will be
given to the first 500 people attend-
ing each day. Visit www.SRAFlorida.
org for the flyer.

Empowering the Aging Woman
Seminar Visit www.flgeronurse.org
for information about this May 13
seminar being held at the Clarion Inn
in Altamonte. CEUs for nurses and
social workers.

Florida Discount Drug Card This
card, initially offered to qualifying
seniors and low-income families,
is now available to all Floridians
regardless of age or income. Visit
for info!

Quality Senior Living Award If you
know a person / group making a big
impact on the lives of older Floridians,
now's the time to nominate them for
one of four awards, valued at $400.
Visit www.fcoa.org for info.

Other News:

Cool Web site www.helpguide.org/

Exercise Tips The National
Institutes of Health has a new web-
page to help older adults start or
restart an exercise program. Visit

Health Literacy Training The CDC
has launched a new online training
program: "Health Literacy for Public
Health Professionals." Limited health
literacy affects nine out of ten adults
and impacts their capacity to fully
manage their health. It's free at www.

Health Stats Statehealthfacts.org
provides free, up-to-date, and easy-
to-use health data on 500 topics in all
50 states. Visit www.statehealthfacts.

Medicare Primer Visit www.
kff.org/medicare/7615.cfm to learn
about the key elements of Medicare,
including costs and benefits.

Partner Paragraph: The Florida
Council on Aging is the statewide
agency on aging. And, you can learn
more about them and the statewide
conference coming to Orlando this
August! Vendor and volunteer oppor-
tunities are available at www.fcoa.
org. They also have e-blasts and a
monthly newsletter on Florida aging

SENIORS I Grandmas typically don't mind caring for their children's children

< continued from the front page

shopping, out to eat and to
the movies.
Program facilitator
Sharon Warner said that the
grandmothers' situations
are all different, but a lot of
them end up taking care of
their grandchildren because

of the parents' drug use.
This was the case for
Rounette Fulse, 80, who
raised a 22-year-old grand-
child and is currently rais-
ing her 16-year-old grand-
son. Her daughter was on
drugs and living in a house
with other drug addicts
when Jalen, 16, was 2. Fulse

got the police involved and
took over custody of the
children then. Things were
hard, but Fulse was deter-
mined to give Jalen a good
"Even with all the diffi-
culties, I put the baby first,"
she said. "He wasn't respon-
sible for what he was going
She also had to adapt to
the new parenting ideals.
"The times were so differ-
ent for when I was raising
Jalen, from when I was rais-
ing my children; now there's
no spanking and scolding,"
she laughed.
Fulse took parent-
ing classes at Valencia
Community College, but the
support group also offers
help in this area. At a certain
age, disciplining becomes

more difficult.
"When you're older,
you don't have that kind
of energy, so some need
other ideas to circumvent
some behaviors," said Diane
Payne, assistant facilitator.
While grandparents do
have some struggles, the
experience of the child
isn't necessarily different or
worse from a child raised by
their parents, said Kimberly
Renk, an associate professor
at the University of Central
Florida's psychology depart-
The grandmothers are
generally happy to take care
of their grandchildren.
"The grandchildren bring
movement and life into the
home," Payne said.
Fulse thinks she success-
fully raised Jalen. He has

a job, works at his church
and plays on the Boone
High School football team.
He hopes to be a profes-
sional football player and
Fulse said she encourages
him all the way. His mother
has lived with them for the
past year and is helping to
raise him.
For Friend, the ending
isn't so happy. She worries
about Ciera and looks to
the day she can pay off her
debt and get a place of her
own, one to share with her
granddaughter. To those
who tell her to give up, she
talks about the day Ciera
was born.
"Other kids have fathers
and mothers this child
has no one; ever since the
day she opened her eyes
she's been looking at me."

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The University Carillon United
Methodist Church in Oviedo will be
hosting Family Fun Fest from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. May
8. The free event will feature food,
water slides, an obstacle course
and dodge ball. Go to www.ucunc.
nel for more information.

In the Eco Adventures class from
1-3 p.m. on Sunday. May 9. youth
ages 8-16 and their mothers will
enjoy learning about slithering
snakes. Cost is $4. It's held at
the Ed Yarborough Nature Center.
To register call 407-349-0959 or
e-mail imillen-5'seminolecountyfl.

Family Bingo Night will be held at
7 p.m. Friday. May 14 at Riverside
Park. 1600 Lockwood Blvd. Prizes
will be awarded to the winners of
each game. Cost is $2 card per
person with live ma-imum. Call
Jenette McKinney at 407-971-
5591 or e-mail idmckinney,5'

Ride, Rock, & Roll will be held
from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
May 15 at Riverside Park Skate
Park 1600 Lockwood Blvd. There
will be giveaways. raffles. vendors
and big events.

The Orange County Health
Department's annual "Get Your
Vaccinations Before Summer
Vacation" event will take place on
Saturday. May 15 from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m. at the Central Health Center
located at 832 W. Central Blvd in
Orlando. All immunizations are free
for children. Call 407-836-2517 or
visit wwwvv.orchd.com.

The Major League Baseball Pitch.
Hit. & Run Sectional Competition
will be held on Sunday. May 16
at 10 a.m. at the Oviedo Sports
Comple.. 1251 E. Broadway St.
Winners from all local competitions
across Central Florida will compete
to have a chance to move onto the
team championship in June at a
Tampa Bay Rays game.

Parents will have the opportunity
to meet and interview qualified
babysitters during a fun-filled
event at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, May 16.
Parents will have a few minutes to
size up each babysitter before the
bell rings at the Spark Enrichment
Center in Winter Springs. Register
online at www.getpumpedonline.
org Speed Sitting Event.html

Oviedo Police are partnering with
Allstate Insurance Company to host
a "Protect Teen Drivers" program
for teens and their parents on
Tuesday. May 18 from 5:30-6:30
p.m. at the Oviedo Police C.O.P.S.
& Volunteer Center at Oviedo
Marketplace. Contact instructor
Kristy Bolin at 407-657-5867.

"Cretaceous Countdown:
Investigating the Death of
Dinosaurs" will e-amine the
theories related to dinosaur
e-linction from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. on Saturdays through May
22 at the Planetarium at Seminole
State College of Florida. which
is located at 100 Weldon Blvd..
Sanford. Visit www.seminoleastae.
edu planet.

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Relaxation is on the menu for Mother's Day, with some unique ideas for keeping mom happy. Chocolate, jewelry and flowers are all available for last minute buys.


Whether it's taking them
out to brunch, giving them
a card and candy, sending
them flowers or treating
them to a spa day, moth-
ers deserve to be treated
just a little more special
on Mother's Day. Here are
some events and gift ideas
from area businesses that
will make Sunday, May 9 a
day to remember.

Last minute jewels
Looking for a last minute
gift for mom? Precious Fine
Jewelers in the Oviedo Mar-
ketplace Mall is offering up

to 70 percent off gold, sil-
ver and diamond jewelry
at their Mother's Day sale,
which is going on until May
15. They're located in the
Dillard's wing of the mall.
For more information call
The Oviedo Marketplace
Mall is also offering a $10
mall gift card if you spend
$75 or more on May 7, plus
you can enter to win a Las
Vegas getaway for two.

Mother's Day brunch
Looking to go Greek on this
Mother's Day? Stop by the
Athens Greek Restaurant in
Winter Springs for a Moth-
er's day Brunch from 9 a.m.

to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. They're
serving everything from
gyros to traditional Ameri-
can fare. Athens is located
at 5965 Red Bug Lake Road.
Call 407-696-4282 for more

Give mom a new face
Mom would probably
love to have a new look this
Mother's Day, and the Face
Place Day Spa in Altamonte
Springs is ready to make
her into a new woman with
massage therapy, a high
tech dry infrared sauna,
whole body vibration and
more. There's always com-
plimentary champagne,
wine and water to help her

relax all day. They're even
offering personalized cus-
tom designed gift certifi-
cates you can print at home
instantly. The Face Place is
located at 689 Douglas Ave.
Suite 101. Call 407-77-2544
for details.

Don't forget the chocolate
Did You Say Chocolate? Well
the custom chocolatier in
Winter Springs sure hopes
so. Offering hundreds of
chocolates made to order,
Did You Say Chocolate can
put your personal touch on
a Mother's Day gift. Stop by
at 521 E. State Road 434, or
call 407-706-1385 for more

Race for cancer funds on May 16

After Beate Johnson of
Longwood returned from a
cruise with her husband in
2001, she noticed her stom-
ach looking a little fuller
than usual. Too much cruise
food, she thought, and she
went on a diet.
Still bloated weeks later,
Beate realized that some-
thing was seriously wrong
and went to the emergency
room. It was there she was
told she had stage-three
ovarian cancer.
"I thought it was a death
sentence," said Beate. "'Can-
cer' is such a scary word."
After undergoing a hys-
terectomy and completing
chemotherapy, Beate is now
cancer free. However, with
the likelihood for ovarian
cancer recurrence at more
than 70 percent, Beate
knows that she's not in the
clear, and has used her ex-
perience with the disease to
help other cancer patients.
"I had no idea about this
illness and its symptoms,"
said Beate. "I wanted to help
educate women about ovar-
ian cancer."
Beate joined the Ovarian
Cancer Alliance of Florida,
a non-profit organization
that aims to increase aware-
ness of the disease and pro-
vide support to victims, sur-
vivors and their families.
The Longwood-based
OCAF helps to fund re-
search locally at the Florida

Hospital Cancer Institute
and at M.D. Anderson Can-
cer Center, which recently
received a $360,000 grant
to research ovarian cancer.
OCAF will host its sec-
ond annual Teal Ribbon 5k
Run & Walk at 7:30 a.m. on
Sunday, May 16, at Oviedo
Marketplace to raise funds
to continue ovarian cancer
study and encourage wom-
en to be aware of the dis-
ease's symptoms.
"It's a mean, ugly disease,
and we want to do some-
thing to raise awareness,"
said Marsha Boesch, an ad-
ministrative assistant at
OCAF and an ovarian can-
cer survivor. "What we're
doing is directly benefiting
the people in this area."
According to Carol
Dierksen, communications
manager for OCAF, ovarian
cancer is the eighth most
common cancer for wom-
en. However, it's not on
people's radar like breast
cancer, for example, be-
cause there aren't as many
ovarian cancer survivors,
she said.
"Unfortunately with
ovarian cancer, most wom-
en are diagnosed in the late
stage, and most of those
women won't be alive in
five years," Dierksen said.
"We do lose a lot of peo-
ple, and we don't have the
numbers of survivors and
happy stories that breast
cancer has," Boesch added.
Although the five-year
survival rate for early diag-

Last year's Teal Ribbon 5k was the first year of the event, held at the Oviedo mall.

nosis of ovarian cancer is
93 percent, common symp-
toms for ovarian cancer
seem ordinary, and can in-
clude bloating, indigestion
and urinary problems.
"Knowing the symptoms
and knowing your body is
paramount for early diag-
nosis," said Dierkson.
OCAF Board President
Dr. Jasmin Johnson, Beate's
daughter, said many wom-
en are also under the false-
impression that Pap smear
tests, which can detect cer-
vical cancer, can also dis-
cover ovarian cancer.
Jasmin said ovarian
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through blood tests, MRIs
and trans-vaginal ultra
sounds, but that those are

typically responses to a
medical need, and not pre-
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better than anybody else,"
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soon as you realize some-
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Last year's 5k had more
than 200 participants, ac-
cording to OCAF, and they
are hoping to triple the
turnout this year. Boesch
said the event is the perfect
way for friends and families
to support and honor their
loved ones.
"We want to be active
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The Seminole Audubon Society
May program on Sunday, May 9 from
2-4 p.m. will focus on identifying
those long-legged wading birds
you see along the water's edge, or
flying overhead. The meeting will be
held at the Seminole County Library
in Sanford, 150 N Palmetto Ave.,
Sanford. The program is free. To
R.S.V.P. and for more information call
407- 977-4389.

The Fine Arts Gallery at Seminole
State College of Florida concludes its
2009-10 season with an exhibit by
Florida artists Terry Trambauer Norris
and Kathleen Kent Chenet in the
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus Fine Arts

Gallery (building G), starting with an
opening reception on Thursday, May
13 at 5 p.m. For more information,
please visit www.seminolestate.edu/
arts, or call 407-708-2040.

The Central Florida Zoo's annual
party featuring organizations and
businesses with sustainable practices
or eco-friendly products and services
will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 15. The Zoo is at 3755
NW Hwy 17-92 in Sanford.

The Rural Heritage Center will host
its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. May 15 at the Historic Geneva
Schoolhouse, First and Main Street in

Geneva. After a year of hard work, the
citizens debut the rural traditions of
Seminole County's past, present and
future. Visit GenevaSchoolHouse.org
to R.S.V.P.

Resident artists at Gallery on First
in Sanford will present their first
"Masterpiece in a Day" event and
silent auction on Saturday, May 15.
Using watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel,
and ceramics, each artist will create
'a masterpiece' throughout the day
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A reception
from 5-6 p.m. will follow. Gallery on
First is at 211 E. First Street, Sanford.
Visit www.galleryonfirst.com.

The UF/IFAS Master Gardeners
of Seminole County are sponsoring
a unique opportunity for gardeners
and garden lovers. The Fourth Annual
Garden Walk is scheduled for Sunday,
May 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call
Jan at 407 366 9474 or visit Garden
Walk 2010 on Facebook.

Weddings Around the World Take
2 will be held from 1- 4 p.m. on
Sunday, May 16 at Cranes Roost
Park in Altamonte Springs, 1/4
mile west of the Altamonte Mall.
Brides can pre-register for 2 for 1
$5 food sample armbands at www.
WeddingEventDesigners.com. The
first 250 brides receive a beautiful

Weddings Around the World tote bag
filled with goodies.

The Seminole County Economic
Summit 2010, sponsored by the
Seminole County Regional Chamber
of Commerce, will be held on
Thursday, May 20 at the Orlando
Marriott Lake Mary from 8:30 a.m.-
11 a.m. Registration and networking
will begin at 7:30am.This year's
theme is "What Drives the Seminole
County Economy?" Tickets for the
Summit are $25 for members; $35
for non-members. Contact Jo Alaniz
at jalaniz@seminolebusiness.org.


The Jefferson Awards-Deloitte
Students in Action is proud to
announce that Seminole High School
and Lake Brantley High School were
selected at the 2010 Students in
Action Spring Competition as the
Seminole Recipient For Outstanding
Service By a High School.

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with an exchange student for the
school year and enrich your own
lives. Host families provide a bed,
meals and inclusion in daily activities.
Students come with spending

money and medical insurance. Local
orientation and support is provided for
students and host families. For more
information, visit www.afs.org or call

The Leadership Seminole Character
Video Contest Breakfast was held
on April 23. This year the students
were charged with producing a video
that focused on one of the critical
issues including drug/alcohol use,
body image, depression and conflict
resolution. The winners for this year
are: First Place: Oviedo High, Second

Place: Winter Springs High and Third
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Costa DeVault-awordwise company,
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2010 Orlando Area Chapter's Florida
Public Relations Association's Image
Awards competition for its work with
Midway Elementary School of the
Arts, Seminole County's only fine arts
cluster elementary magnet school.

The Polio Tropical in Oviedo is
undergoing an exciting transformation
to offer a new, "elevated" experience

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sangria and wine list. A grand re-
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May 8 at 4 p.m. Festivities include a
red carpet greeting, complimentary
new menu item food sampling, music,
a visit from the Polio Tropical mascot
and a chance to win $5,000.

Starting on May 11, three Seminole
County schools will be competing
in some friendly fundraising in the
Polio Tropical Charity Challenge,
where the winner will be named
the Charity Champion and receive a

bonus $1,000 contribution from the
restaurant. It features three local
schools: Tuskawilla Middle School,
Lawton Chiles Middle School and
Lawton Elementary School. Each will
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Need to get on your feet? Call 211

EMPLOYMENT you through financial crisis. Here are a few suggested
I spoke with Michele at the resources: I have found the people at the
sk United Way about local resources United Way to be extremely help-
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column. When we started it three health and human service pro- Employment Seminar on May 27.
years ago, it was in response to the grams. Staffed by highly trained, -Seminole County Community
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survival during unemployment, clothing, 24-hour crisis and suicide HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council,
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Letters to the Editor
City forgives fines and Commission spent a good to emulate Washington, so, this reduces pollution Florida residents to encour-
throws expensive parties hour once again debat- D.C. by utility providers, as the age benevolent behavior
On April 12, the cartog- ing the celebration of the Look around and get power we create is truly and than failing to provide
raphers that make up Fourth of July a national involved. It's easier than clean, these incentives is akin to
our Winter Springs City holiday with ingrained you think! Florida's rebate incen- "bait and switch" in a retail
Commission were charting patriotic ramifications God bless our city and tives are among the best environment.
the road to the future of because of an expense of our country and all its citi- in the country and should Expect lawsuits to be
our mid-sized city. $19,000. zens. be. Thousands are gainfully filed against suppliers and
The first item taken up They then proceed -Edward Martinez Jr. employed in manufactur- contractors that represent-
dealt with forgiving a city- to establish a Bicycle Winter Springs ing, selling and installing ed the rebate program in
operated business $18,000 Pedestrian Advisory solar energy-related prod- their sales materials. Expect
in fines and accepting a Committee and a The green bait and switch ucts. companies to go under as
settlement offered by the Recreation Advisory In 2006, the state passed From a personal stand- a result of the weight of
owner of said business Committee with initial the Solar Energy Incentives point, this is where our pending litigation. Expect
totaling $500. costs of $3,076 each and a Program to provide incen- satisfaction ended. We job losses when these com-
What has not been Board Appreciation Dinner tives to citizens and busi- came to find out that the panies fold and further job
mentioned nor taken into costing another $3,000. nesses to utilize solar rebates offered under the losses when consumers
consideration is the fact I have nothing against renewable energy here in program are not available cease buying these systems.
that the owner withheld the Bicycle Advisory the Sunshine State. We per- unless funding is appropri- Expect a class action suit
payment until he had a Committee nor the Board sonally "stepped up" and ated by the Legislature and against the state by hom-
friendly Commission in Appreciation Dinner, in assumed our responsibility approved by the governor. eowners, who will insist
place and after the former spite of members of some to use renewable energy We came to find out that on payment of the rebates
city manager was history. boards receiving a stipend in our home by installing promises made by the state by Florida. None of this
The City Commission very for their attendance. solar photo voltaic cells on are not necessarily prom- would necessarily occur if
willingly approved a land However, in retrospect, our roof. We laid out more ises kept. the governor does the right
use and zoning change for the city has been an auton- than $27,000 for a system The budget awaiting thing and vetoes the bud-
the property in question omous political subdivision that can generate 3.24 Gov. Charlie Crist's sig- get and insists that he will
that increased the value of for 50 years and never ever Kilowatts of power and nature does not contain not sign it unless the rebate
the property by the mil- before needed such com- many times make more appropriations to pay program is funded and the
lions. The trail is owned by mittees while developing power than we use provid- rebates for solar energy state's promise to the peo-
the Seminole County gov- and surfacing into the 21st ing the balance back to the projects to more than 9,600 pie kept.
ernment. century. power grid for others to residents that undertook -Ed Riordan
In addition, the Each day it appears that use. Additionally, by doing projects similar to ours. Winter Springs
we are making every effort Offering incentives to

Here's what kids at
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and about their moth-

Thank you for caring
for us during your
fight with breast
cancer. I admire my
mom for all she went
-Sarah P.
16 years old

My mom takes us to
the park and plays
on the swings with
me. She cooks good
macaroni and hot
-Thomas S.
8 years old

My mom cares about
us and helps me with
my homework. She
plays with us and
takes us to fun places
like the pool and
-Alyssa S.
8 years old

My mom
and I like
kisses me
the water
swim. I Ic
a lot.

My mom takes care of me when I'm
sick. We go shopping together. Thank
you for all you do for me. I hope you
have a great Mother's Day.
--Jackie B.
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park and
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-Tyler M.
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THIS WEEK in sportshistory

SI The Kenlucky Derby tlhe first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred
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ISAAC BABCOCK regional ladder. put 4 across home plate against In the first round, the Bears edged
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ment with a 15-10 record with a Olier pitching a complete game thriller, then barely squeaked by
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teams that made it into the first of the regular season. would fall 6-4. 2-1 win in the second round.
round of the regional tournament ButTimber Creekhad just enough With a win over Fletcher, the
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To schedule an appointment with the Women's Imaging Center,
please call 321.842.1005. For more information,
visit southseminolehospital.com.


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