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May 21 June 3, 2010

Youth crime

Youth crime is decreasing
in Seminole County, and
the county sheriff said the
county's focus on youth
crime will snip adult crime
in the bud too.
Seminole County Sheriff
Don Eslinger's goal at the
Seminole Youth Crime Con-
ference, held May 7, was to
increase awareness of the
current programs and com-
plexities of the juvenile
justice system. Attendees
included a wide range of
educational, judicial, law
enforcement and commu-
nity leaders.
Of the 65,000 children in
Seminole County schools,
1,901 entered the juvenile
justice system last school
year compared to 2,201 in
2005. Eslinger said at-risk
youth children 10-17
years of age are responsi-
ble for most of the county's
daytime burglaries.
He believes the key
to solving adult crime is
addressing youth crime.
"Every one of my 1,000
adult inmates didn't start
these behaviors at age 18 -
they had issues as children,"
Eslinger said. "Although not
all truants become career
criminals, everycareercrim-
inal I've talked to admits
they started with truancy."
Laura Bosco, Assistant

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Some local cities already have red-light cameras, but a new law authorizing them may siphon money to the state level.

Crist signs law authorizing cameras, changing penalties and payouts

While Gov. Charlie Crist's
pen glided across the page
making red-light cameras
legal in Florida on May 13,
local officials planned their
next step in implement-
ing the systems. For some,
there isn't much of a plan
at all.
"I just know we've asked

him not to sign it," Winter
Springs Mayor John Bush
said. His city had already
implemented cameras at
three intersections, and
was waiting to see if they'd
be made part of a state
system that would funnel
money outside of the juris-
dictions where cameras are
Others fretted about
whether changes the law

would reduce revenue gen-
erated by cameras and pos-
sibly penalize red light run-
ners less.
Revenue was a big ele-
ment in the state legisla-
ture's bill, with estimates
of nearly $30 million being
generated in the first year
for the state by snapshots
of license plates of cars
that show drivers running
red lights. The state esti-

mates that local govern-
ments could receive more
than $10 million in the first
Those large sums would
come from hundreds of
thousands of red light run-
ners paying $158 per vio-
lation, and paying it as a
civil penalty that would
not incur points on driver's

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Jetta Point project questioned

After years of park preparation, Seminole County ambushed by opposition


A sports complex proposed
for the corner of State
Road 434 and Highway
417 was slammed by its
Winter Springs neighbors,
and now a county commis-
sioner is considering giv-
ing them another chance
to voice their concerns.
The county says the Jetta
Point Park project will be
an economic driver for the
county and the city, bring-
ing in sports leagues and
fans from all over the state.

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It's slated to have four soft-
ball fields, multi-purpose
fields, a concession build-
ing, an equestrian area and
a playground.
"With these tournaments
and different events, those
are dollars that would be
going to other communi-
ties that will come right to
Seminole County and spe-
cifically Winter Springs,"
Seminole County Commis-
sioner Mike McLean said.
The Winter Springs resi-
dents at the May 10 meet-
ing and a workshop held
at City Hall on April 28 -

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agreed the project is a wor-
thy one, but not one suited
for their backyard.
"It was a park, a neigh-
borhood park," said resi-
dent Kevin Cannon, "and
suddenly Seminole County
... decided they could draw
in NCAA tournament teams
and bring in traveling ball
leagues and high school
leagues to draw in revenue.
The idea is a nice idea, but
the location stinks."
But McLean said tour-
naments and leagues in a

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Coaching students for college

A local assistance program takes the stress out of finding and enrolling for higher education

As high school gradua-
tion grows near so do the
stress levels in 18-year-old
graduating senior Christine
Prevel's home, as she pre-
pares for the long-awaited
college admission process.
"The college process was
all very overwhelming,"
Prevel said. "It just seemed
like my school just threw
me out to an open sea of
colleges, and I just had to
find one that worked for
But with the help of
Melissa Bishop, an expert

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college coach, Prevel was
able to get the direction
and guidance she needed
during this stressful and
confusing time.
As an expert college
coach, Bishop offers a vari-
ety of assistive programs
designed to troubleshoot
and streamline the various
aspects of the college appli-
cation process, as well as
a comprehensive coaching
plan that guides each stu-
dent from the beginning of
the school year to college
acceptance, beginning as
early as seventh grade.
Prevel said that with the
help of Bishop, she was
done with the whole col-
lege admission process in
just three months, and by
November of her senior
year she was at ease.
"Being done with every-
thing by November was
such a load off my back,"
Prevel said. "All my friends
were still stressing like crazy
when it came time for win-
ter break, their Christmas
holiday was basically spent
writing essays, whereas I
just got to relax."
Bishop's services are
offered as either private
in-home coaching or small
group workshops that will
be held July through August.
She also offers online virtu-
al counseling options.
"In addition to being an
educator, I really want to

help students with this dif-
ficult transition," Bishop
said. "The whole focus is
getting the college appli-
cation from the beginning
to the end finished within
the scope of the program.
I want to give students the
strategy to get them where
they want to go."
She also said she hopes
that her services will help
make Florida students just
as qualified as students in
the Northeast applying for
admissions to Ivy League
colleges across the nation.
"I know that Florida
students really tend to be
underrepresented in top-
tier schools, and in the
Northeast and on the West
Coast there are people
who do this kind of col-
lege coaching ... and so our
students who are applying
at places like this are up
against many, many appli-
cants who have had the
strategic advantage of a col-
lege coach," Bishop said.
Perry Norflus, education
program liaison for College
Application Preparation
Strategies (CAPS), starting
working with Bishop after
he realized they shared the
same passion to help
Florida students have the
same opportunities as kids
in the Northeast.
"It's not fair that the kids
in our state are being reject-
ed... and are overlooked

College coach Melissa Bishop, right, helps high school senior Christine Prevel to
prepare to enroll in college. Coaches help to simplify the application process.

(from colleges), simply
because the guidance coun-
selors are overwhelmed,"
Norflus said. "It's not that
these kids don't have the
skills, they have the skills,
but there's no one to give
them the added edge that
these kids in the Northeast
are getting."
As Prevel gets ready to
move to her newly found
home at Wellesley College
in Massachusetts, she hopes
she can continue to rep-

resent Florida as an out-
standing student in the vast
ocean of students all com-
peting for one thing a
good education.
"Students from Florida
are just as capable, talent-
ed and special as anywhere
else in the country," Bishop
said. "But I think Florida's
getting ignored, and Florida
students should be on the
playing field; I think they
have a lot to offer."

JETTA I Seminole County is not sure if Amendment 4 would impact its plans

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multi-modal facility was
the vision from the start.
"That's always been the
concept of the Jetta Point
The residents claimed
flooding problems in their
area would worsen, traffic,
noise and lighting would
be unbearable, and that an
eagle's nest, there for 27
years, would be disturbed.
They suggested moving the
project to Soldier's Creek
Park, where it wouldn't
back up to exclusive gated
"Our sister subdivision is

called Eagles Watch for a
good reason," he said.
The environmental
and impact concerns have
already been addressed,
McLean said, as the project
has been in the works for
five years. He said these res-
idents are getting involved
later in the process and the
county may hold anoth-
er education session to
address concerns.
"Perhaps we didn't do a
good a job as we should
have to address these con-
cerns," he said. "We don't
want to keep the appear-
ance that we're running
people over with this or it's
something they're not com-

fortable with."
Seminole County's 2-cent
hotel bed tax is funding the
$10 million project. Origi-
nally, the county's general
fund was supposed to pay
for it. The county will pay to
maintain the park through
general revenue.
The 46-acres for the proj-
ect are in unincorporated
Seminole County as well as
in parts of Winter Springs
and Oviedo, said John
Metsopoulos, U.S. 17-92
program manager for the
county's growth manage-
ment department.
Although Winter Springs
isn't putting money into
the project, its Commission

has to approve an aesthetic
review, which the citizens
at the meeting urged them
not to do.
The County Commis-
sion will have to approve
a land-use change to move
forward, and they expect
bidding for the project to
begin in the fall, he said.
McLean said the coun-
ty is not sure yet how the
passage of Amendment 4
could affect the project. The
amendment, also known
as Hometown Democracy,
would require voters to
approve comprehensive
plan changes.
"We don't know," McLean
said. "The problem with

Amendment 4 is the legal
debate that if it passes as
written, what it means to
land use. This is public land
use." The county attorney is
researching it, he added.
Winter Springs Mayor
John Bush, when asked
by a resident at the May
10 meeting, said citizens
would have to vote on the
park's land-use change if
the amendment were in
"This could be quite the
coup for the pro-Amend-
ment 4 people," resident
Paul Huston said.

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The new look of mental health care

Seminole Behavioral Healthcare expands to serve a growing number of patients in Seminole County

Carolyn Boyd understands
the grip of addiction.
As a child in North Car-
olina, Boyd was sexually
abused, and as a young
woman, she lost two babies
at childbirth. For 13 years,
only cocaine could ease her
grief and depression.
When she moved to
Central Florida and com-
pleted drug rehabilitation,
she was referred to Semi-
nole Behavioral Healthcare
to continue her healing.
She credits SBH's day treat-
ment program, called Turn-
ing Point, with keeping her
clean every day for the past
five years.
Boyd is one of more than
4,000 Seminole County resi-
dents served last year by the
private, nonprofit organi-
zation, which treats poten-
tially life-threatening men-
tal illness, addictions and
behavioral issues stemming
from crisis and abuse.
SBH recently expanded
its Crisis Stabilization Unit,
which includes a new wing
of 10 rooms with 30 dorm-
style beds. On Monday, May
24, the CSU will officially
open for new clients who
will enjoy an attractive
common sitting area with
modern black upholstered
chairs and a flat-screen tele-

The new Crisis
Stabilization Unit at
Seminole Behavioral
Healthcare, located
919 E 2nd St., Sanford,
will open on Monday,
May 24.

Visit www.seminole-
cares.org or call

vision, adjacent to an out-
side courtyard with shaded
benches and picnic tables.
The open design supports
client and staff interaction
with additional areas for
table games, reading, din-
ing and group activities. An
average stay in the CSU is
three days and the unit pro-
vides a safe environment
for individuals to overcome
thoughts and behaviors that
might make them a danger
to themselves or others.
The center helps adults
with behavioral issues that
are severe and persistent
such as bi-polar disor-
der, schizophrenia, major
depression and addiction
and is the only public facil-
ity in Seminole County to
receive Baker Act patients.
Law enforcement will use a
monitored private entrance
with nearby interview and
holding rooms.
SBH President and CEO
James Berko said planning
for the $585,000 expan-
sion began in October 2008
and was primarily funded
by a $400,000 federal grant
applied to county services.
Berko hopes to bring
awareness to the commu-
nity by displaying the new
"Seminole Cares" message
wrapping a Lynx bus, which
runs from Sanford to Fern
Park along U.S. Highway
On its multi-campus
complex, SBH also provides
case management ser-
vices, medication services
and residential treatment,
including a 16-bed area for
patients transitioning from
state hospitals back into
the community.
Charlotte Giuliani, direc-
tor of Forensic and Diver-
sion Services, said mental
health programs were not
significantly cut in the state
budget thanks to efforts
of State Representatives

Carolyn Boyd told her success story at Seminole Behavioral Healthcare, which helped her conquer trauma and addiction.

Sandy Adams and Lee Con-
"We know there is a cost
savings for people coming
to this type of facility ver-
sus going to the emergency
room," she said.
SBH was chosen to rep-
resent Florida in managing
an educational program
called Mental First Aid, a
12-hour certification course
designed to help educate
the public about mental ill-
ness. Giuliani said people
are hesitant to seek services
because there is still a stig-
ma associated with mental
health issues.
James Berko said, "Our
organization is seeing an

increase in demand for our
services, and now thanks
to our community partners,
we will continue to meet
that demand with a top-
notch facility."
Rena Tillman is the lead
day treatment counselor at
SBH and also helps clients
with resume writing and
job training skills.
"We also have specialized
groups to talk about things
they don't want to share in
the big group, and they also
can receive one-on-one
counseling. We have lots
of success stories," Tillman
Boyd is one of them. She
appreciates the help she

gives and receives in her
groups at Turning Point.
"When I first came here
I wouldn't talk to anyone.
Now I tell the new people
to stay strong. I see people
with the same problems I
had and I can give them
advice. I am accomplish-
ing so much. I am proud
that I gave myself a second
Boyd is two courses away
from finishing her GED,
plans to go to community
college and train to be a
youth counselor.
"Life is hard but I'm liv-
ing proof that it can be
done," she said.

CRIME I School officials and police agree: Lifelong criminals start as truant kids

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State Attorney Circuit 18,
Juvenile Division Chief,
"Ifwe are to have an effect
on crime it must start in the
juvenile system only 5
percent will repeat, most
we will not see again so
that 5 percent is our focus,"
Bosco said.

Alternatives to prosecution
Bosco praised the county as
one of the few in Florida to
have a Juvenile Assessment
Center and the only one
run by a sheriffs depart-
Although some offenders
may be released on scene
to parents, most visit the
center after apprehension.
Juveniles are screened men-
tally and physically, photo-
graphed, fingerprinted and
assessed to determine if
they will stay in detention,
go to Prosecution Alterna-
tives for Youth (teen court),

or receive sanctions from a
"I don't give passes," Sem-
inole Circuit Judge John
Galluzzo said. "A first-time
offender has one chance,
a gift if they do the PAY
program, they can do it in
three months or they can
be on probation for five

Breaking the cycle
Seminole County School
Superintendent Bill Vogel
said studies link truancy
to law-breaking behaviors,
and in Seminole County,
truancy primarily occurs
when adult supervision is
Law enforcement agen-
cies work together to iden-
tify truants who are brought
to the center. Vogel said
that he is hopeful that Gov.
Charlie Crist will soon sign
a Florida law reinstating
the sharing of information
between law enforcement,
the school and the judicial
systems effective July 1 if

Studies also show that
students who participate
in extracurricular activities
are less truant.
"We call it the A-A-A
experience for academ-
ics, arts and athletics," said
Vogel, who described infor-
mation sharing as 'essen-
A high percentage of
juvenile offenders are from
single-parent families, have
diagnosed learning disabil-
ities and more than half
have been abused, neglect-
ed or abandoned, he said.
Judges Galluzzo and
Kenneth Lester may see a
child in both dependency
and delinquency court.
Galluzzo admits to some
frustration with an under-
funded dependency system.
When parents are unable
to complete court-ordered
services due to a lack of
immediate funding, help is
delayed for the child and
his family.
"Child protective servic-

es is the best juvenile delin-
quent prevention because
children who are aban-
doned, neglected or abused
are 14 times more likely
to fall into delinquency,"
Eslinger said.
University of Central
Florida professor Roberto
Potter spoke about the role
of community, faith-based
organizations and family
in prevention, and Eslinger
who welcomed the univer-
sity's partnership.

A different route
Seminole County provides
extensive programs for
children in the delinquen-
cy system including educa-
tion, counseling, training,
mentoring, community ser-
vice and peer review.
Martin Kirsch, principal
for Alternative Education,
and Mike Icardi, principal
of Journeys Academy, said
there are seven alterna-
tive educational programs
available to juvenile youth.
Seminole County Public

Schools took over the alter-
native education programs
in 2007 and placed them
under one umbrella. They
share resources, curricu-
lum, educators and tech-
nology with the district.
These diverse programs
serve students who are
unable to attend school in
a traditional environment.
The schools also help tran-
sition the students into
community colleges, the
workforce, vocations and
the military.
"We believe that more
than any other county in
the state, we offer higher
levels of innovative pro-
gramming and collabora-
tion aimed at reducing juve-
nile crime," Sheriffs Office
Captain Scott Ballou said.
"We also hope to enlighten
our community that juve-
nile crime still needs all of
our influence to continue
the positive trends, includ-
ing funding for these pro-

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May 21 June 3, 2010 Page 3

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Get ready for fun at the Lawton House

Just where did the month
of May go? Almost every
organization that I belong
to is having their end-of-
the-year meeting. Great, I
was just enjoying the lovely
month of May. Is that a
song title or close to it? The
month of May, it seems is
the last hurrah before sum-
mer and those long hot
days. Some of those long
hot days have been here
recently, getting us pre-
pared for what lies ahead.

The Oviedo Woman's Club
held their last general
meeting of the 2009-2010
year on Friday, May 14. It
was quite an event as their
new officers were installed
for the 2010-2011 year
and they are as follows:
President-Nancy Garlanger,
1st Vice President- Betty
Anderson, 2nd Vice
President- Cindy Drago, 3rd
Vice President- Charlene
Darby, 4th Vice President-
Roberta McQueen,

Reporting Secretary- Grace
Ross, Corresponding
Secretary- Rosemary Gritz,
Treasurer- Kathy Mallard,
Asst. Treasurer- Ruth
Gaines and Nominating
Chairman- Joni Thomason.
Club members are looking
forward to another new
and exciting year help-
ing out our community
with different projects and

Last Wednesday, May 12,
the Oviedo Woman's
Club held their yearly
Philanthropic Awards
Ceremony at their club-
house, 414 King St. These
awards (proceeds from
Great Day 2009) are given
out for high school schol-
arships, non-traditional
scholarships, Art Fest
Winners and to various
non-profit organiza-
tions in our community.
Attendants, about 90, were
treated to light refresh-
ments and good conversa-

tion along with receiving
their awards. These were
special awards, but the
woman's club makes dona-
tions to more than nine
organizations throughout
the year.

What are you doing
Saturday, May 22? Nothing
exciting, I bet. Round up
your family, friends and
whoever and come to the
Oviedo Historical Society's
Open House Inaugural
Music Fest on the Green.
Our event will start off
with a ribbon cutting at the
Lawton House at Broadway
and Lake Jessup Streets
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
you will love the entertain-
ment of African-American
church choir, rhythm
and blues and light rock
bands and more. That is
four hours of great music
so bring the lawn chairs
and blankets to sit and
listen. You will not starve
as the society is selling hot
dogs, hamburgers with
or without cheese, chips,
drinks and of course some
homemade cookies for
a small donation. Dick
Adicks will be selling our
book "Oviedo Biography
of a Town" and he will be
glad to sign your copy. It

will be fun for everyone
and it has been a long while
since we have had such an
event for our city residents.
Do visit the inside of the
Lawton House and you will
be amazed at the historical
artifacts, and perhaps you
will learn a little bit of the
history of your town.

While you're out this com-
ing Saturday, why not visit
the Artistic Hand and Art
Gallery to see the new art-
ist displaying his work in
their gallery. The artist,
Robert Lawarre, is a nation-
ally known potter, interna-
tional prize winner, Oviedo
High School Teacher and
the Monday night pottery
teacher at the Artist Hand.
Also on display are some
unique marbleized vessels
made by Chuluota resident
Dr. Jim Bomhard.

How about a field trip
on June 11? The Oviedo
Gymnasium & Aquatic
Facility, 148 Oviedo Blvd.,
is sponsoring a trip to the
Seminole Hard Rock Casino
in Tampa. The bus will
depart at 8 a.m. and return
at 5:30 p.m. Please get your
registrations in before
May 27. A $25 fee includes

bus transportation, $25 in
machine play and a $5 meal
voucher. Feel lucky, and
then please call 407-971-

You might want to mark
your calendar for the annu-
al July 4th 5K Watermelon
Run to be held this year at
Mead Garden, Winter Park.
My family likes this race
and we have participated
many times. So if you are
staying in town, be around
on the 4th, a Sunday, at
7:30 a.m., which is when
the race starts. Register
online at www.TrackShack.
com. The race supports
our troops and benefits the
Track Shack Foundation.

Memorial Day is coming up
soon. You all have a great
day and stay safe.

A thought- A little kind-
ness from person to person
is better than a vast love for
all humankind.
-Richard Dehmel

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Take control of your government

By Karen McEnany-Phillips

Are you paying more atten-
tion to politics these days?
Maybe politics isn't the
right word. This is a tre-
mendously pivotal time
for positive and negative
change that transcends
political parties. The role of
government, liberty, truth,
honor, credibility, history
and accountability hang in
the balance.
Florida is taking center
stage with the major races
for governor and the U.S.
Senate. And then there
are the local U.S. House of
Representative and Senate
races that cannot demand
too much of our attention.
By the time November
closes in, who knows what
the affect of the oil spill will
be on the Southeast and
Florida? In the midst of the
chaos that we know about,
there will be issues that

may not steal the national
stage but are nonetheless
Hometown Democracy
(Amendment 4) comes to
mind. This amendment is
said to be controversial,
giving voters the power
to decide the growth and
preservation of communi-
ties. Those against it say
that it will cost jobs and
increase costs, adding
uncertainty to the land-use
approval process.
To me, HDA is a great
example of an amendment
I wish didn't have to exist,
meaning that in a perfect
world those in a position
to make land-use decisions
would listen to all sides and
not the clink of the gold
jingling in the hands of spe-
cial interests and develop-
ers. Look at our state. Every
corner reeks with examples

of out-of-control develop-
ment and exceptions made
to perfectly crafted plans.
It's a great example of
politicians and govern-
ment agencies saying one
thing and doing another,
especially when money is
at stake. Sound familiar?
Rural residents have
always paid attention to
land-use plans in an effort
to preserve individual
rights and historical integ-
rity. They may not always
win but they show up with
honest arguments and a
commitment to soil the
earth as it was meant to be,
not paved over in concrete.
Like many current issues,
facts about this amend-
ment have been distorted.
If you haven't formed an
opinion, I urge you to visit
the Web sites to read the
amendment and the fre-
quently asked questions on
democracy.com. It does
not apply to re-zonings,
annexes, variances or per-
mits. More than a million
people signed the petition
to get this amendment on
the ballot. If you have a
chance to attend forums on

the issue to listen to both
sides, please make the time
to do so.
"Few initiatives have
the possibility to have
such a profound effect
on the future of our state
as Amendment 4," said
League of Women Voters
Seminole President Jane
Lane. "Voters deserve to
have as much information
about it as possible, which
is why we're co-sponsoring
this forum." The LWV held
a forum in March.
In a time when we seem
to be quietly losing liberties
and freedoms at every turn,
this seems to be a gift to the
residents of Florida to take
control of one piece of our
lives. Get involved, find out
the facts and make your
decision now while you still
have time to digest it.
There are many issues
and races that will and
must demand your atten-
tion. Do your homework.
Don't just listen to your
friends and family, the
national networks and the
talking heads. Do some
research, put things in con-
text and prepare to make
informed choices at the

ballot box while you still
Five months and count-
A great time was had by
all at the Rural Heritage
Center last Saturday and
here's an invitation to
come back on Saturday,
May 29 to the Bijou Theater
inside the RHC. A spe-
cial showing of the clas-
sic "Invasion of the Body
Snatchers" will be featured
including a costume con-
test. Come dressed as the
heroine or a body snatcher,
and you may get free pop-
corn. The movie starts at 7
p.m. and pizza is available
at 6 p.m. Come enjoy clas-
sic Sci-Fi with your friends
and neighbors.

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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Tom Carey k -

Gardeners will save the world

With all the talk of the problems
associated with global warming
and greenhouse gases, gardeners
are rarely mentioned as part of the
solution. Gardening as a crucial
link between mankind and the
earth provides many important
opportunities to solve these mod-
ern dilemmas. Not only by reduc-
ing the output of troubling gases,
but by reducing the quantities
of greenhouse gases that already
exist, gardeners help save the
world as we know it.
Compost is the foundation to
soil improvement for all of our
gardening efforts. What is this

crumbly, black soil so highly val-
ued? The short answer would be
carbon, in a stable but interactive
form, created from the decompo-
sition of existing plant materials.
Plant debris exposed to sunlight
and air will oxidize essentially
burn back into gaseous carbon
dioxide. This is why Florida's dirt
doesn't accumulate black topsoil
like other regions of the Earth.
Through the efforts of bacteria in
a cow's stomach, fungus hiding on
the forest floor or a slimy earth-
worm in our compost pile, carbon
is stabilized in a form of humic
acid (humus).

Mix together billions of micro-
organisms, trace elements in min-
eral form, plant fibers and sand
and you have compost. Why all
these accolades to the gardener?
By creating and using compost, its
carbon component will be seques-
tered into the ground to be held in
place for many years or centuries.
Carbon sequestering on the scope
and scale of America's farmland
would be a huge step toward
lowering greenhouse gases in the
atmosphere. At the same time,
composting improves the quanti-
ties and qualities of our produce
in healthful ways, benefiting all of
Compost, for all its intrinsic
values, is relatively easy to cre-
ate. The four basic components
are: chopped up plant material,
water, microbes and the pile. Lawn
trimming season is upon us as
we speak. By backyard compost-
ing, municipal waste services save
motor fuel and tax dollars by
not transporting our landscape
debris to the county landfill. The
chopped surface areas of plants
exposed to the myriads of microbe
types present ample opportunities
for unseen food chains to flourish.
Of course, life requires water, but

not too much, as excess moisture
excludes oxygen, creating a smelly
anaerobic stew. Collected rainwa-
ter is a fitting complement to our
efforts already under way. The pile
assures the critical mass for humus
formation so the carbon is not
lost back to the atmosphere. Our
sporadic efforts at turning the pile
accelerate the process as required.
Summer, Central Florida's gar-
dening off-season, is perfectly
timed for compost production.
Like any recipe, cooking a batch
of compost takes practice. Poke,
prod, sniff and experience the
mini universe baking in the cor-
ner of your garden. When autumn
arrives, the finished product of
our pile will help us on our way to
harvesting some wonderful food
grown in our garden and the sat-
isfaction of knowing we helped
save the world one garden bed at
a time!

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

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licenses. Even fines from
police officers not camer-
as would be subject to the
same red light fine system.
As such, automotive insur-
ance companies would not
be allowed to increase pre-
miums based on red light
Winter Springs Mayor
John Bush feared that the
change in fines and their

distribution to the state
could cause problems for
the city, and had previously
urged Crist not to sign the
Some large organiza-
tions, such as the American
Automobile Association,
had urged Crist not to sign
the bill, arguing that only
10 percent of that money
would go toward programs
to stop red light running.
Oviedo City Council-
man Dominic Persampiere,

whose city recently adopt-
ed a resolution in support
of the cameras and has
begun researching their
implementation, said he
worries that systems could
too easily ticket red light
runners who stop beyond
the white stop bar, which is
illegal but rarely enforced,
or don't stop completely
before turning right at a red
"We were very specific
that this would be done for

safety, not to generate rev-
enue and to be nit picky
on people just for rolling
through a right on red a
little bit," he said.
Maitland Mayor Doug
Kinson agreed that he'd
like to see some elements
of the camera rules ironed
out, including customizing
the systems to not ticket
drivers who accidentally
stop with their car's nose
over the stop bar.
"There's kinks that need

to be worked out," Kinson
For Winter Park, which
had voted on an ordinance
authorizing a red light cam-
era system in January 2009,
there may be little moving
forward until other city pri-
orities are addressed, Mayor
Ken Bradley said.
"It's certainly not in our
strategic plan," Bradley
said. "I think it's important
but it's not on our radar

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I THIS WEEK in human history

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IN T E R E S T, United Kingdom in a ceremony on this day.

A gym without the gym

Dominic Lucibello has taken a bare-bones exercise concept and made it remarkably effective

Breakthrough Fitness isn't
like other gyms. There are
no requisite treadmills fac-
ing televisions or lines of
weight machines. It's a bare
bones setup, truly just the
basics a free weight area,
exercise balls, little orange
cones to jump around and
various ropes.
Owner and personal
trainer Dominic Lucibello
doesn't believe in exercise
machines. When training
his clients, he uses what he
calls "functional exercise."
In life, no muscle works in
isolation, which is how a
machine trains muscles, he
said. Clients throw medi-
cine balls, lift weights and
do pushups from ropes
bolted to the wall, using
many muscles instead.
"We train movements,
not muscles," is one of
Lucibello's favorite mottos.
Lucibello, who has a
bachelor's degree in exer-
cise science and wellness,
has been doing in-home
and in-nature personal
training in Oviedo for the
past two years. Not satisfied
with just that, he's opening
his first club, Breakthrough
Fitness, with a grand open-
ing party scheduled for
June 3. The gym is different
not only because it doesn't
have exercise machines,
but because personal atten-
tion to clients is integrated
into membership.
"I wanted to have more
of a coaching center," he
Each new member gets
an evaluation by a trainer,
and that trainer then cre-
ates a special fitness pro-
gram for them based on
their current fitness level
and goals, including nutri-
tion advice. The program is
changed every month or so
to suit the member's devel-
oping needs. And, depend-
ing on the membership
plan, includes group train-
ing classes and personal
training sessions.

Breakthrough Fitness
is currently open and
located at 269 Aulin
Ave. in Oviedo. The
grand opening celebra-
tion will be on June 3
from 5:30-8 p.m. There
will be refreshments
and special member-
ship rates.
For more information,
visit www.break-
throughfitnessfl.com or
call 407-542-5910.

"We get results by design,
not by coincidence,"
Lucibello said.
When client Melissa
Barry started working with
Lucibello over a year ago,
she thought his process
was a little crazy. But once
they started the workouts,
she knew that his way was
the right way. Barry has lost
four dress sizes and feels
strong and energized.
"My energy level is out
the roof," she said. "I was
a couch potato before and
was always sluggish in the
afternoons, now I feel slug-
gish when I don't exercise."
Barry said she also
liked the "vibe" she got
from Lucibello. She'd
been a member at two dif-
ferent gyms before, and
found them intimidating
and impersonal. But she
described Lucibello as intu-
itive and knowledgeable.
"I think people like
working with him because
he's really easy to get along
with," said Leslie Roper,
Lucibello's fiance and
administrator for the gym.
"He's not like a drill ser-
There's also simplicity in
the workouts that you can't
find in a gym, Barry said.
At other gyms she'd just go
on the treadmill and look
wonderingly at the rows
of machines, not knowing
where to start.
Client Debbie Irons
loves the simplicity, too. A
mom of four with a full-
time career, she said she
loves that the program can
be done at home when she
doesn't have time to get
to the gym. When she met

Melissa Barry trains at Dominic Lucibello's Breakthrough Fitness in Oviedo, which focuses on functional exercise.

Lucibello, her goal was to
be bikini ready for a "girls
cruise" she had in two and a
half months. Irons met her
goal, and said she had no
worries when the cameras
came out on the trip.
"It was incredible," she
said. "It's beyond how the
clothes fit, it's the confi-
dence it gave me."
And that's what Lucibello
said motivates him.

"Our focus is on our
member results," he said.
"I want them to feel their
best, perform their best
and look their best. It all
comes down to feeling bet-
ter about yourself."
Results and personal
attention do come at a
price, so Lucibello admits
that his gym isn't for every-
one. Memberships cost
anywhere from $89 to $349

per month for a year con-
tract. Irons said it's worth
it, though.
"When you look at the
cost it may make you leery,
but you could pay $20 for a
gym that does nothing and
not get results," she said.
"That's throwing money
away. Give me a full plan for
each week, as a busy person
that's so worth it."


Strengthening the Foundation
of Our Community

Page 8 May 21 June 3, 2010



"Cretaceous Countdown:
Investigating the Death of
Dinosaurs" will examine theories
related to dinosaur extinction
from 8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturdays
through May 22 at the Planetarium
at Seminole State College of Florida,
located at 100 Weldon Blvd.,
Sanford. Visit www.seminolestate.
edu/planet for more information.

Come join on an adventure into
the natural world during Seminole
County Natural Lands Programs'
Outdoor Adventure Series. The
series covers a variety of outdoor
adventure topics for $8 per class.
From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday,
May 22 is Backyard Camping at
Red Bug Lake Park. Call 407-
349-0959 or e-mail jmillen@
seminolecountyfl.gov for more

Doggie Social Hour is being held
from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, May 29
at Riverside Park, 1600 Lockwood
Blvd., multi-purpose field area.
Residents and their canine friends)
can join in for a late afternoon social
hour. All dogs must be leashed,
and attendees are responsible
for cleaning up after their dog(s).
Attendees may bring a lawn chair or
blanket. Local area businesses will
be available with information and
special items to enjoy or purchase.
Contact Jenette McKinney at
407-971-5591 or jdmckinney@

The Star Spangled Showcase will
be taking place as part of the city
of Winter Springs Celebration of
Freedom on Sunday, July 4. Similar
to American Idol, Winter Springs
residents will showcase their vocal
abilities. Auditions for the top three
of these classifications: Junior
(Middle/High School Ages) and
Adult divisions, will take place at the
Winter Springs Senior Center, 400
N. Edgemon Ave., 10 a.m. to noon
on Saturday, June 5 and Saturday,
June 12. Finalists will perform
at the Celebration of Freedom at
Central Winds Park. Please call
407-327-6593 or e-mail ccarson@
winterspringsfl.org for details.

The city of Winter Springs
opened registration for Camp
Sunshine for June 14 through
Aug. 13 to children entering first
through sixth grades. Activities
include: field trips to Disney Quest,
Kennedy Space Center, movies,
sports, roller skating and much
more. Camps will take place at
the Winter Springs Civic Center
(400 N. Edgemon Ave). Hours are
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enrollment
is $90 per week for residents and
$110 for non-residents. To enroll,
contact the Parks and Recreation
Department at 407-327-6593.

Summer Mini Camps: Flute Fever
and Flute FUNdamentals offers
flute instruction for beginners to
intermediate students (grades four
through nine) during morning and
afternoon sessions beginning June
14 in Winter Springs. Small groups,
focus on tone, technique, note
reading and ensemble skills. Get a
jump-start on middle/high school
band skills! It's $70-80 per session.
Call 407-977-0286 for details.

Seminole Voice

A child jumps off the edge of the pool deck into the arms of his awaiting Sharks and Minnows swim instructor.


Learn-to-swim programs for children are abundant in Seminole County cities


With the temperature get-
ting hotter, what better way
to spend the day than at the
pool in the summer?
For those children who
haven't yet learned the
safety and proper swim
techniques, here are a few
swim lesson programs that
will have children splashing
around, swimming like fish-
es and cooling off from the
summer heat in no time.

Swim Squad
Offering an at-home swim
program for children as
young as 6 months, the
Swim Squad provides les-
sons feet away from a hom-
eowner's backdoor in order
to provide a safe and famil-
iar environment for chil-
dren to learn in, whether
it be a community pool or
their very own.
Swim Squad serves all of
Central Florida by teach-
ing children how to navi-
gate the swimming pool
safely while learning sur-
vival techniques and prop-
er form that will give them

the confidence to be good
swimmers, said Jordan Me-
her, aquatics director of
Swim Squad.
"We are proudly differ-
ent from all other swim
programs in the country
because we strictly provide
swimming lessons one-on-
one or in small groups at a
parent's home or commu-
nity pool, while parents are
able to choose the schedule
of their lessons," he said.
"We are able to customize
our lesson plans to teach
the children to be safe in
the pools they are most ex-
posed to."
Visit www.theswim-
squad.com or call 407-415-
7577 for more information.

As the song says, "It's fun
to stay at the Y-M-C-A" for
swim lessons. Offering par-
ent and child lessons, youth
lessons and a pre-school
program with fun aquatic-
themed levels, the YMCA of-
fers pool safety and lessons
for the whole family with
locations all over Central
Florida. Andrew Aguirre,
aquatics coordinator at the

Oviedo YMCA Family Cen-
ter, said children not only
get swim lessons that can
be life-saving, they also get
to experience safety activi-
ties outside of the pool such
as lifeguard techniques.
"Our aquatics program
furthers our five YMCA val-
ues: faith, caring, honesty,
respect and responsibility,"
he said.
Aguirre said the pre-
school (for children 3 to
5) and youth (6 to 12) pro-
grams teaches children
techniques such as floating
on their backs, proper arms
movements, breathing pat-
terns, diving and tread-
ing water as they progress
through each program. For
more information on the
aquatics program at your
local YMCA, visit www. Cen-
tralfloridaymca.org. Pool
programs times, availabil-
ity and schedule vary from
location to location. Call
407-359-3606 for more in-

Sharks and Minnows
The Sharks and Minnows
swim lesson program has
been around since 1990
and has around 25 Central
Florida locations ranging
from Oviedo to Avalon Park,
where lessons are taught
by certified swim instruc-
tors who went through
the Sharks and Minnows
Offering group classes
(three to five students), pri-
vate and semi-private (max-
imum of two students),
Sharks and Minnows pro-
vides a lot of individual
attention to swimming
students by giving them a
positive and safe environ-
ment to learn in, said Andy
Heinrich, owner/programs
director of Sharks and Min-
nows. Children as young as
6 months can start the pro-
gram as minnows and swim
their way to shark status.
"Our goal is when they
finish the program, that

they feel they had a fun,
positive experience," Hein-
rich said.
The program is open to
all ages and has several in-
door locations, so it's of-
fered year round, he said.
For a full list of locations
and schedule of when class-
es are taking place, visit
com or call 407-699-1992
for more information about
the Sharks and Minnows
program in Central Florida.

Infant Swimming Resource
Infant Swimming Resource,
located at 2572 W. State
Road 426 in Oviedo, is a pro-
gram that provides children
aged 6-12 months and 1-6
years of age the skills neces-
sary to survive in the water
and practice basic swim-
ming skills. Customized
and taught one-on-one by a
certified ISR instructors, the
program emphasizes safety
and gives children the com-
petence, confidence and
skills of aquatic safety by
teaching self-rescue tech-
niques, which could mean
life or death, according to
the ISR Web site. For more
information on the courses
taught in the program, as
well as the schedule and lo-
cation of lessons, visit www.

Jewish Community Center
The Jewish Community
Center of Greater Orlando,
located at 851 N. Maitland
Ave., is offering several swim
programs over the course of
the summer. Visit www.or-
landojcc.org/ and click the
JCC aquatics programs icon
to see a calendar of events
or call the JCC at 407-645-
5933. Contact Dana Penrod
at dana@orlandojcc.org to
learn more about the Slip-
pery Fish swim program for
ages 6 months to 3 years old
starting June 2 and the Min-
nows swim school for ages
3 to 5 starting June 14.

May 21 June 3, 2010 Page 9


Teachers at Bentley Elementary, an
A+ school in Seminole County, have
initiated several community service
projects this year that correspond to
the district's Keysto Good Characterfor
grades K through five. Two programs,
Quarters for Haiti and Baskets of
Love, are community service projects
students have participated in this year.
For the Baskets of Love campaign,
hundreds of food items, toiletries and
other supplies were given to Harvest
Time International for distribution to
deserving families. Students donated
quarters to help Haiti earthquake
victims; providing more than $800
for the American Red Cross. Both
projects were spearheaded by
Sandra Fink, a fourth grade teacher
at the school. The last project will
be for local animal shelters that rely
on community support to improve
the plight of homeless animals in
Seminole County. With the help
of faculty members, students and
parents, the school hopes to raise
at least $2,000 and provide supplies
that do not qualify for government

875 Clark Street,Suite A
Oviedo, FL 32765

Pet Rescue by Judy, in Sanford,
through online voting, has brought
home a $1,000 prize in The Animal
Rescue Site's first $100,000 Shelter+
Challenge of 2010. The group
received the most votes of any animal
welfare group in the state from Jan.
18 to April 18. A total of 84 grants
equaling $100,000 were given out.
A complete list of all winners can
be found at The Animal Rescue Site,

Winners of the 2010 Seminole County
Public Schools Middle School Math
Festival were: 1st place is Markham
Woods Middle, 2nd is Sanford Middle,
and 3rd is Rock Lake Middle.

The East Altamonte branch of Boys &
Girls Clubs of Central Florida received
a new PC laptop from GSN (Game
Show Network) and Bright House
Networks as part of the companies'
celebration of the addition of GSN
to the Bright House Networks Digital
Cable TV lineup on channel 138 as of
April 30.


Seminole County teacher Lucille
Case received a surprise visit on May
5 from a representative of Bright
House Networks who officially notified
the teacher that she is a recipient
of a prestigious national 2010 Star
Teacher Award.

FOX Sports en Espanol and Bright
House Networks recognized two
student athletes who have been
selected as the 2010 Latino Student
Athletes of the Year at the Orlando
Magic's last regular season game on
April 14, at Amway Arena.
Two Central Florida high school
students were recognized and each
awarded a $5,000 college scholarship
during the pre-game activities. Sara
Ardila of Lake Howell High School
and Daniel Rodriguez of Hagerty High
School were selected as the 2010
Latino Student Athletes of the Year
because they have demonstrated
achievement in the classroom and
in their chosen sports. Additionally,
FOX Sports en Espanol and Bright
House Networks will donate $1,000
each to Lake Howell and Hagerty high

schools, so these institutions can
continue to educate stellar student-
athletes and citizens.

Teague Middle School geography
teacher, Dave King, began an
incredible project with his sixth grade
students. Nothing But Nets (www.
nothingbutnets.net) is an organization
that works closely with the World
Health Organization and the United
Nations Foundation in providing bed
nets to families in Africa.
A simple $10 donation will buy one
net to save a life. The goal is to end
malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. So
far King's classes, along with other
geography classes, have raised
$600.00! For more information,
contact Evelyn Phillips at 407-320-

Five outstanding GED students were
presented scholarships to continue
their education at Seminole State
College of Florida during the GED
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degree. Other winners were: Allyson
Pfeifer, of Sanford, whose goal is an
education degree. Michael Miller, of
Casselberry, who plans to enroll in
the Automotive Technology program
at Seminole State and eventually
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Barngrover, of Longwood, who intends
to earn her A.A. degree at Seminole
State, with a focus on science. Her
ultimate goal is medical school and a
career as a forensic pathologist. Nina
Mahl, of Sanford, who will pursue
courses that will give her the medical
background necessary to succeed in
pharmaceutical sales.

Troy Beasley, co-owner of Beasley &
Henley Interior Design, was awarded
the Seminole State College of Florida
Distinguished Alumni Award during
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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). Norris, of
Mims, creates her still lifes on small,
or medium, size canvases, keeping
objects no larger than life size.
Chenet, of Longwood, focuses her art
on Central Florida, primarily Seminole
County. The exhibit runs through
Thursday, June 3. For more information
on cultural events at Seminole State,
visit www.seminolestate.edu/arts, or
call 407-708-2040.

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) is having a Welcome
to Medicare birthday party from 2-4
p.m. Friday, May 21 at Oakmonte
Village, 1021 Royal Gardens Circle
in Lake Mary, for those who would
like more information regarding
Medicare. SHINE will be providing a
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The Oviedo Historical Society (OHS)
will host Music Fest on the Green from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May
22. The half-day outdoor event, open
to the public, marks the organization's
announcement that it will move into
the city's historic Lawton House
located at 190 W Broadway St.,
Oviedo, thus establishing an official
home for the nonprofit group for the
first time in 37 years.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday,
May 22, UCF alumni and supporters
are invited to attend the Knights Tour
event at Central Park on Park Avenue
and have the opportunity meet
several UCF coaches and student-
athletes. Football head coach George
O'Leary will be on hand to offer fans
a preview of the 2010 season for the
Knights. Families are encouraged to
attend, as kids will have the chance
to get autographs and participate
in interactive games with UCF
student-athletes. The event is free
compliments of the Golden Knights

Club and UCF Athletics. For more
information, call 407-823-2086.

Support the 27th annual National
Night Out program. National Night Out
will be held on Aug. 3. Leaders in the
community, like yourself, are invited to
an organizational meeting on Monday,
May 24 at the COPS and Volunteer
Center at the Oviedo Marketplace
Mall (next to Dillards). RSVP to the
Oviedo Police Community Relations
Officer at 407-971-5708 or by e-mail
to grobertson@cityofoviedo.net.

The Oviedo Police Department is
offering a 12-hour Rape Aggression
Defense Class (R.A.D.) from 6-9:30
p.m. on Tuesdays May 25, June 1,
June 8, and June 15 at the Oviedo
Police COPS & Volunteer Center at
Oviedo Marketplace Mall. Cost is
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movie premiere of "Sex and the City
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complimentary martini, and more. To
purchase tickets call 407-970-3804.

"Doing Business with Local &
State Governments," will be held
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday,
May 26, and from 8 a.m. to noon
Thursday, May 27, at the SBDC at
UCF's office, located in the Disney
Entrepreneurship Center, 315 E.
Robinson St., Suite 100, in downtown
Orlando. For additional information
or to register for this workshop, call
407-420-4850 or visit www.bus.ucf.

The Casselberry Chamber of
Commerce will host Survivor
Expo 2010 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26, at the Home
Builders Association building, 544
Mayo Ave. in Maitland.
If you are interested in building your
small business and meeting face to
face with other successful businesses
within Seminole County, you do not
want to miss the 2010 Survivor Expo.
This is your chance to connect with
hundreds of potential contacts in the
area. The expo, free for all attendees,
provides tremendous networking
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Mike Schaffer at 407-221-6293 or
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The Seminole County League of
Women Voters will host candidates
for county judge and the 18th
judicial circuit at its next Hot Topics
luncheon. The event begins at 11:30
a.m. Thursday, May 27 at Sergio's
Restaurant, 2895 S. Orlando Ave. in
To RSVP, e-mail LWVSeminole@
gmail.com or call 407-339-9266.
Checks and cash will be accepted at
the door. The cost is $15 ($13 for LWV
members) and includes buffet lunch,
beverage, tax and tip.

Free employment seminar,
presented by Christian HELP and
Central Florida Employment Council,
for job seekers 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday,
May 27 at College Park Baptist
Church Fellowship Hall located at
1914 Edgewater Drive, Orlando.
Reservation is required: job seekers
may reserve their seat by visiting
www.CFEC.org, click on the banner,
and complete a quick form! Seating
is limited, so reserve your seat today!
If you cannot visit the Web site to
reserve your seat, e-mail cfec@cfec.
org or call 407-834-4022. Dress is
business professional and no cost to

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without Borders" Haitian Relief 11 a.m.
- 3 p.m. Sunday, May 30 atAltamonte
Chapel 825 E. Altamonte Drive (State
Road 436) in Altamonte Springs.
Dozens of paintings and art items
donated by Central Florida artists.
Refreshments, artists painting, music
playing. To donate paintings, please
call Tom Swartz at 321-388-8046 or
e-mail at hswartz@cfl.rr.com.

As high school graduation
ceremonies and summer approach
Oviedo police are taking steps to
prevent alcohol-related fatalities
involving teens and young adults
using education and enforcement to
ensure compliance with Florida law.
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being hosted by the Oviedo Police
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Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages
and Tobacco. The 1 -day sessions will
be from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday,
June 2 and Thursday, June 3, at the
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Center in the Oviedo Marketplace
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THIS WEEK in political history

and tells them that his goal is to send an American to the moon
by the end of the decade. (Though JFK was assassinated in 1963,
Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon in
VOI E 1969.)

Want a job? Learn to network

EMPLOYMENT Council's Web site cfec.org has a where you can get help. The Career tion for this free event is online at
wealth of information for job seek- Management Network maintains www.cfec.org. Coffee and snacks
ers. There is an online job board, a networking calendar to help job will be served.
career website links to major seekers find groups they can plug Please let me know if I can help
companies in Central Florida, net- into. with your search.
San i working groups for job seekers and Meetup.com is another great
employers, job fair information, resource.
tips for job seekers, a blog, resourc- On May 27,1 I will be speaking
es, and more. about job search survival at the Re-
Searching for a job is a difficult There are other great local charge and Re-energize your job TA SANDI
task for most people. Jobs are still resources too including Goodwill, search employment seminar. It will
available. I am seeing more help Workforce Central Florida, and be from 6:30-9 p.m. at College Park Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian
wanted signs and hearing of more Orlandojobs.com. Baptist Church in Orlando. Lisa HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council,
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people who are getting positions. Networking with other job Maile, image consultant, will also resources experience. Please send questions
The challenge is standing out from seekers can be a good use of time. be speaking on power interview- about employment by fax 407-260-2949, sandi@
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Central Florida Employment groups will know who is hiring and More information and registra- HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707.

Letters to

Vote yes on Amendment 4 to represent the desires of One of the best exam- ceed, including developing neurial ecosystem that we
Our Florida Legislature has those who elected them. ples of this new model of strategies for commercial- can draw on. With seven
just given those who care Please don't let this economic development ization and establish pro- facilities across the Greater
about preserving what's left once in a lifetime and truly exists right here in Central tocols for marketing, sales Orlando community, the
of rural Florida a big slap golden opportunity to pass Florida. and distribution. UCF Incubation Program
in the face. The arrogance us by. Vote for Amendment Since 1999, the UCF The National Business is a collaboration that
of the elected boggles the 4 and talk to your friends Business Incubation Incubation Association includes the University of
mind. It has refused to re- and neighbors to do like- Program has helped more will meet in Orlando in Central Florida, Orange
authorize the Department wise. It is our people power than 140 emerging compa- May. More than 600 del- County, Orlando, Seminole
of Community Affairs. This against their money. David nies create more than $800 egates are expected to County, Winter Springs,
is the land planning agency versus Goliath. Which side million in annual revenues attend from all across the Sanford, Lake County, the
that reviews comprehen- are you on? and more than 1,600 new country. Most importantly, City of Leesburg, Osceola
sive plan changes desired -Richard Creedon, jobs with an average salary this year's convention has County and the St. Cloud,
by counties and cities. It is President of $59,000. attracted a record num- and the Florida High Tech
the last line of defense for Geneva Citizens Association A recent national study ber of local community Corridor Council.
us concerned citizens. And shows that this form of economic development Currently, the UCF
now it is about to go away. Grow your own economy economic development specialists who are eager to Business Incubation
There will be no one or As the U.S. struggles to produces cost-effective establish new models for Program serves more
nothing to stop the build- overcome the worst results and is a valuable economic growth, than 90 client companies
ers' and developers' lobbies recession since the Great addition to traditional eco- Just as Victory Gardens engaged in everything from
from trying to pave over Depression, many local nomic development strat- helped turn the tide during photonics to medicine to
more and more rural areas communities are learning egies such as the recruit- World War II, homegrown computer gaming, biomet-
so that they can continue that the most effective path ment of companies to a economic development ric technology, government
to fill their pockets at our to economic recovery is to region. strategies promises a major and construction.
expense. "grow your own." Careful study of the boost to U.S. economic The future of the U.S.
Fortunately, we do have Across the country, hun- enterprise process and recovery. The costs are min- economy appears bright.
an ace in the hole. But only dreds of local communities equally careful experimen- imal, the results are sustain- Business incubation, when
if we dare to use it. Please have begun to establish station have resulted in a able, and the benefits affect done well, and as a part
vote for Amendment 4 resources that can identify proven model for "grow- the entire community, of an overall economic
(Hometown Democracy promising startup enter- ing your own" economic creating economic engines development infrastruc-
Amendment) in November. prises and assist them in development. Proposed that will power communi- ture, makes the future even
This would give power back accelerating their growth, enterprises are rigorously ties for generations. brighter.
to the people. The power producing jobs, tax rev- vetted, and those that It takes an entire com- -Tom O'Neal
that our elected "represen- enues and economic vital- qualify for incubation help munity to make the Founder of the University of Central
tatives" have effectively ity that benefits the entire are provided with technical economy work. There are Florida's Business Incubation
stolen from us by refusing community. assistance and resources to many organizations in Program
help them grow and suc- Central Florida's entrepre-

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This is my first play,
it's been fun to sing
with my friends and
wear a microphone.
-Jarrett D.
12 years old

My character is Miss
Dorothy and she is a
little dumb and silly.
I wanted to be in the
play but at first I was
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-Madison C.
10 years old

I play the main char-
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THIS WEEK in sports history

IMajor League Baseball holds Iheir first-ever nighttime game. (The
Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.) The minor
league teams held their first night game five years before their
A lLI J Major League counterparts.

Knights go to NCAA championships

Softball makes an at-large tournament berth, while baseball struggles to right its conference wrongs

The UCF softball team is
NCAA tournament-bound
after finishing the season as
Conference USA's runner-
The Knights trounced
UTEP and Memphis in the
early rounds of the C-USA
tournament to make it to
the championship game
against East Carolina.
Heroes had emerged in
both of the first two games.
Abby McClain slammed a
3-run homer in the opening
round of the tournament to
lift her team over the Miners
4-2. Then in the next game
Hillary Barrow ended the
game with a bang, hammer-
ing a 2-run double to put
her Knights over the top
against Memphis.
But against East Carolina
there were no heroics at
the plate. Pirates pitcher
Toni Paisley threw a com-
plete game 3-hitter to end
the Knights' chances of a
championship. The Knights
would fall 3-1 in that game.
Now the Knights (35-
21) face off against Florida
International in the first

round. They hadn't played
the Panthers (36-19) this
season. That game starts
at 3:30 p.m. Friday in

UCF baseball
After losing two straight
games to East Carolina,
the Knights decimated
the Pirates in a 14-1 rout
In the process, UCF slug-
ger Chris Duffy hammered
his 18th homerun of the
year, tying the school's sin-
gle-season homerun record.
The power-hitting Knights
knocked three over the wall
to set a team record with
70 home runs in a single
The massive turnaround
for the Knights (31-21, 8-13)
marked the first time since
2008 that they had caused
officials to invoke the run
rule and end the game early
due to the 14-1 scoring dis-
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Bears lose to

state champ

Winter Springs gets to play thanks to a court ruling, then goes
10 innings before falling to the eventual state champion

Winter Springs softball play-
ers learned the meaning of
victory from defeat Friday,
when they lost in the state
semifinals in a dramatic
final inning. They'd never
made it that far in the play-
offs before, and had it not
been for a court ruling that
morning, they wouldn't
have even taken the field.
And all that drama hap-
pened because their coach
allowed an ineligible team-
mate to cheer on her team
from the dugout while
wearing flip flops, jeans and
a jersey.
The ineligible player, who
was serving a two-game sus-
pension for colliding with
a catcher at home plate,
wasn't dressed to play, and

never picked up a bat or a
glove, Coach Mark Huaman
said. But after the Bears won
the game, Fletcher High
School, which had lost, sent
pictures of the player to the
Florida High School Athletic
Association. The FHSAA
immediately stripped the
Bears of their playoff spot,
effectively nullifying the
greatest achievement in
team history.
Winter Springs High
School Principal Mike
Blasewitz accepted the for-
feiture in writing, but the
team fought back. A circuit
court in Sanford on the
morning of May 14 ruled
that the FHSAA had violated
its own due process rules
in removing the Bears from
the playoffs.
In tears Friday morning,

they learned they could play
later that evening.
For nine innings, the
Bears held a 1-1 stalemate
against Palm Beach Gardens
- the team which would go
on to win the state cham-
pionship. But in the 10th
inning, the nervous ten-
sion of a long day for the
Bears finally took its toll.
After holding Palm Beach
Gardens nearly hitless into
extra innings, the Bears gave
up 6 runs.
The game ended 7-1,
with the Bears getting what
Huaman said he had wanted
his team to have: the chance
to win or lose on the field.

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Deciding to work with a
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Homeowner Consequences

Issue Foreclosure Successful Short Sale
Future Fannie Mae A homeowner who loses a home to foreclosure is A homeowner who successfully negotiates and
Loan Primary ineligible for a Fannie Mae-backed mortgage for a closes a short sale will be eligible for a Fannie
Residence' period of 5 years. Mae-backed mortgage after only 2 years.
Future Fannie Mae An investor who allows a property to go to An investor who successfully negotiates and closes
Loan Non-Primary2 foreclosure is ineligible for a Fannie Mae-backed a short sale will be eligible for a Fannie Mae-
investment mortgage for a period of 7 years. backed investment mortgage after only 2 years.
On any future application, a prospective borrower
will have to answer YES to question C in Section
Future Loan with any VIII of the standard 1003 form that asks "Have you There is no similar declaration or question
Mortgage Company had property foreclosed upon or given title or deed regarding a short sale.
in lieu thereof in the last 7 years?" This will affect
future rates.
Only late payments on mortgage will show, and
Score may be lowered anywhere from 250 to more after sale, mortgage is normally reported as 'paid
Credit Score than 300 points. Typically will affect a credit score as agreed', 'paid as negotiated', or 'settled'. This
for over 3 years, can lower the score as little as 50 points if all other
payments are being made. A short sale's effect can
be as brief as 12 to 18 months.
Foreclosure will remain as a public record A short sale is not reported on a credit history.
Credit History permanently, and on a person's credit history for 10 There is no specific reporting item for 'short sale'.
years or more. The loan is typically reported 'paid in full, settled'.
Foreclosure is the most challenging issue against a
security clearance outside a serious misdemeanor
or felony conviction. If a client has a foreclosure On its own, a short sale does not challenge most
Security Clearance and is a police officer, in the military, in the CIA, security clearances.3
security, or any other position that requires a
security clearance, in almost all cases clearance
will be revoked and position will be terminated.
Employers have the right and are actively checking
the credit of all employees who are in sensitive A short sale is not reported on a credit report and is
Current Employment positions. In many cases, a foreclosure is reason therefore not a challenge to employment.4
for immediate reassignment or termination.
Many employers are requiring credit checks on all
Future Employment job applicants. A foreclosure is one of the most A short sale is not reported on a credit report and is
Future Empoyment detrimental credit items an applicant can have and therefore not a challenge to future employment.5
in most cases will challenge employment.
In 100% of foreclosures (except in those states In some successful short sales, it is possible to
Deficiency Judgment where there is no deficiency), the bank has the convince the lender to give up the right to pursue
right to pursue a deficiency judgment. a deficiency judgment against the homeowner.
In a foreclosure, the home will have to go through
an REO process if it does not sell at auction. In In a properly managed short sale, the home is sold
Deficiency Judgment most cases this will result in a lower sales price at a price that should be close to market value, and
(amount) and longer time to sale in a declining market. This in almost all cases will be better than an REO sale
will result in a higher possible deficiency resulting in a lower deficiency.
Chart provided by Distressed Property Institute
Fannie Mae Announcement 08-16: Michael A. Quinn, Senior Vice President, Single-Family Risk Officer
2 Fannie Mae Announcement 08-16: Michael A. Quinn, Senior Vice President, Single-Family Risk Officer
Short sales are currently not explicitly reported on a credit report.
Short sales are currently not explicitly reported on a credit report.
Short sales are currently not explicitly reported on a credit report.



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