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Boys Town > 3
The Oviedo campus opens a
new activity center

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June 18 July 1,2010

Slump streak > 11
Sanford trying to reverse its
fortunes after two losses


Sanford airport
flying high


With the recession still
shadowing over many busi-
nesses in the Central Flori-
da area, one business is still
managing to soar through
the hard times.
The Orlando Sanford
International Airport is
anticipating more growth
in the next few years to
come, despite the recent
loss of airlines, and cut back
on flight traffic, the airport
still has great optimism for
its continuing growth, and
economic impact on Semi-
nole County.
"We had our ups and
downs, just like everybody
else has in this worldwide
recession," Orlando Sanford
International Airport Presi-
dent and C.E.O. Larry Dale
said. "International traffic's
down due to what's hap-
pening over in Europe, and
that volcano didn't help us
Although the airport lost
a lot of money to European
airlines, they're still going
ahead with plans to grow
and make capital improve-
Dale said they are about
75 percent finished with
updating their 20-year mas-
ter plan; a plan that they
like to update about every
five years.
"The forecasting is going

> turn to AIRPORT on PAGE 3

A father and daughter tend to their personal plot in a new community garden in Sanford, where green thumbs flourish.

After breaking ground with donated supplies, this new concept is growing fast

Edward Browder and his
daughter Victoria meticu-
lously pulled weeds from
their plot on Tuesday, pre-
paring the soil to sprout
okra and peppers.
Years ago, Sanford was
known for its agriculture,

earning the moniker "Cel-
ery City". A little bit of that
past was rekindled recently
with the groundbreaking
of the city's first commu-
nity garden.
Browder said he has
always had a green thumb,
but cannot grow at home
because his house has poor

built on an old celery farm.
"I am excited to meet
neighbors and grow some
things," he said. "This way I
know what is being put on
my food, and no pesticides
are involved."
Ground was broken in
mid-May with the help of
residents and local busi-

irrigation because it was nesses such as Lowes, who

donated supplies, and Leu
Gardens, which helped res-
idents chose the best crops
to plant during each sea-
son on the 56 plots.
The idea originated as
part of the employee sug-
gestion program. Kristi
Aday, the deputy city man-

> turn to GARDEN on PAGE 6

Taxable values down for third year

Property appraiser says he's never seen a market as bad as the current one

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The cities in Seminole
County were reminded of
the sluggish economy on
June 1, when the estimat-
ed taxable values for 2010
were released. All of the
cities saw a decrease for a
third straight year.
Seminole County Prop-
erty Appraiser David John-

Whats.I In

The p IrodctinIo
"Wondrlan" is omin

thisweeendto he ayn

son understands why this
has happened, but he is
uncomfortable as the
county heads into unchart-
ed waters.
"This is a new arena for
us," he said. "We have never
seen a market like this."
In a faux victory, the
cities of Winter Springs
and Oviedo had the least
amount of decrease as they
saw their property tax val-

Celery Stalks ..................... ...... 4
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Interests............. ............. 7
Athletics ............ .... ......... . 11
Letters ........................11
Young Voices.......................... 12
Classifieds and Games ................... 13

ues drop by 6.51 percent
and 6.27 percent respec-
tively, while commercial-
rich epicenters such asAlta-
monte Springs and Cassel-
berry saw large decreases
at 14.83 percent and 12.49
percent respectively.

Winter Springs
Kevin Smith, Winter
Springs' city manager, said
Winter Springs faired bet-

ter because it is nearly 90
percent residential and
was therefore not exposed
to the large increase seen
in other more commercial-
dense areas.
With the Save Our
Homes Cap, an amend-
ment to the Florida consti-
tution that limits the annu-
al increase in the assessed
value of homesteaded

> turn to TAX on PAGE 2

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Page 2 June 18 July 1,2010 Seminole Voice

THIS WEEK in history

Near Montana's Little Bighorn River, the infamous Battle of Little
Bighorn takes place. Chief Sitting Bull and Chief Crazy Horse led the

Colonel George Armstrong Custer to retreat.

FCAT scores delay ties hands

The cat's out of the bag on planning for the coming school school administrations and par- to be pushed back in order for the
s to b e fr t year. ents. districts to be able to compile that
who's to blame for the delayed Seminole County Public Schools "Everyone measures the schools information."
release of 2010 FCAT scores spokeswoman Regina Klaers said by what grade they get, and they "The lack of performance by the
Sth stat those facing the brunt of the impact don't release the school grades state's new testing contractor, NCS
across the state. from the delay are school admin- typically until a month after they Pearson, is absolutely unaccept-
NCS Pearson, the company istrations. Without testing results, release the scores, so we may not able," Education Commissioner
signed last year to a $250 million she said, administrators cannot use know the school grades which Eric Smith said in a June 8 release.
contract through 2013 to grade the time usually spent during the everyone brags about, or boasts Smith further said in his state-
and administer FCAT testing results, early summer months matching about or frets over until proba- ment that he was "outraged and
encountered problems matching students to the correct level classes bly mid- to late-July now," he said. frustrated" by the situation and
demographic data with student's for next year. Klaers also said that Adequate plans to impose "significant finan-
scores that have so far led to a "They can make a guess with Yearly Progress reports will also cial penalties" against Pearson for
two-month delay in writing score some of the kids based on their be affected. Under No Child Left not meeting contract deadlines.
distribution and a month delay for performance this year," she said, Behind, parents can send their "Please be assured that the
reading, math and science scores. "but we don't have all the quality children to higher-performing dis- Department's focus remains on the
Pearson expects to release the data we need to make those sched- trict schools if their school fails the integrity and accuracy of the stu-
scores on June 28. As a result of ule adjustments." Progress report. dents' scores that are issued, and
the delayed scores, school dis- Orange County Public Schools "There's a definite domino effect although delayed, these results will
tricts across the state, including public relations director Dylan from the scores coming out later," uphold the same level of quality
in Orange and Seminole counties, Thomas said the release of school she said. "Some things that have and reliability that our stakehold-
have to decide how to proceed with grades is another concern for both some summer deadlines may have ers rely upon," he said.

TAX I Reducing costs has been a mantra for cities struggling to balance budgets

< continued from the front page
properties, tax value
increases are minimal. Cur-
rently there are more than
53,000 homesteaded prop-
erties throughout Seminole
County, according to John-
son's report.
Smith andWinter Springs
Mayor John Bush have been
actively evaluating what
was already expected to be
another budget deficit.
Smith started the process
last year, when he changed

the budget style to a zero-
based budget paradigm.
Essentially, this budget style
forces Smith to justify every
dollar spent and his staff
to figure out what is truly
"We had to get out our
pencil, sharpen it up and
figure it out," he said.
Smith said his main goal
was to reduce costs with-
out sacrificing the level of
service the city of Winter
Springs currently provides.
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increasing taxes out of
the question, they are also
exploring ways to reduce
the costs of pension plans
and benefits, but also with
When there is an open
position, Smith evaluates
whether he can delegate
that position's responsibili-
ties to current employees or
if he needs to fill it.
"We cut over $1.7 mil-
lion last year," he said. "But
we did so without one level
of service decreasing."

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Bush said that tough
decisions have been made
but they do not want to
spend money that does not
need to be spent.
"We don't have any fat
in our budget anymore," he
Kevin Smith said it is his
responsibility and the
responsibility of all the cit-
ies in Central Florida to
do what is best for the citi-
"There is an outcry from
citizens for government to

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reinvent themselves," he
said. "And we are trying to
evaluate everything we do."

In Oviedo, Bob Bentkofsky,
assistant city manager and
budget director, and his staff
are contemplating a num-
ber of ways to approach the
budget as they face an esti-
mated $1.4 million deficit.
Like Winter Springs,
increasing taxes is out of
the question, but they are
considering outsourcing
some services provided by
the city and, like last year,
possible layoffs.
"The strategies we are
looking at are a wide vari-
ety," Bentkofsky said. "But
we are discussing a work-
force reduction."
Oviedo commercial val-
ues are estimated to drop
by 15 percent. Bentkofsky
said commercial real estate
is crucial to the commu-
nity, but is a double-edged
sword: The more commer-
cial property a community
has, the more it influenc-
es the amount of taxable
"Communities that heav-
ily revolve around a com-
mercial base are the ones
suffering the most," he
said. "The hit on us is not
as bad as it is in Altamonte
Oviedo mayor Mary Lou
Andrews said that this is
a direct impact from the
world and national econo-
my and that it needs to be
taken into perspective.
Even though Oviedo has
a smaller deficit than the
other municipalities, the
6.27 percent deficit still is
an issue that affects every-
"For the people who are
affected, it feels more like it
is 100 percent," she said.

June 18 July 1,2010 Page 3

Boys Town opens new center June 25

Old, unused facility completely renovated to make new activity center for Boys Town residents

The Boys Town Oviedo campus will
celebrate the opening of its new
activity center on Friday, June 25.
The Central Florida organiza-
tion will also be giving tours of
its facility, which has been help-
ing children and their families for
more than 23 years.
A complete renovation of an

unused building will give Boys Town
residents a new place to relax and
play. Board games, family activities
and a foosball table will fill the cen-
ter. The Steinway Society of Central
Florida donated electric keyboards
to help make the new family envi-
ronment a fun place for kids.
"It really will be a great place
for them to hang out," said Laura
Richeson, Boys Town marketing
consultant and former board of

trustees chairwoman.
The ceremony starts at 11 a.m.
and will celebrate the opening of
the activity center, as well as the
more than 3,000 children helped
through Boys Town Central Florida
in 2009, at the Demetree Campus,
975 Oklahoma St. in Oviedo. It is
free to the public.
Mary Demetree, chairwoman of
the William C. Demetree Jr. Foun-
dation, has committed to match all

donations to as much as $400,000.
After two years, the donations are
in excess of $250,000, and Richeson
hopes to meet the maximum by the
year's end.
Boys Town has been saving chil-
dren and rescuing families for more
than 23 years in Central Florida.
Visit BoysTown.org for more

AIRPORT I Orlando-Sanford airport going through with massive expansion

< continued from the front page

to change some, in fact it's
probably going to go down
some from the last one
(master plan). Things were
on the up and up when we
did that one, we were one of
the fastest growing airports
in the world at the time,
and the fastest growing
airport in North America,"
Dale said. "So our forecasts
based on those projections
were doing good until last
Orlando Sanford Inter-
national Airport Vice Presi-
dent of Administration
Diane Crews said they began
working on the plan, which
addresses every aspect of
airport operations, last July,
and anticipate the plan to
take 18 months to be com-
She also said although
the projections for this mas-
ter plan may be different

than the 2003 plan, they
are still optimistic and are
not anticipating the slump
in the economy will last.
Projects for the new
plan include such addi-
tions as a new $4.7 million,
53,351-square-foot hangar,
which will be an office and
maintenance facility for
the aircraft repair firm Avo-
cet Maintenance and Engi-
A $300,000 in-line bag-
gage system will also be
added, as well as improve-
ments to the rental car sta-
Another big change
the airport is planning -
extending the main run-
way. The project plans to
lengthen the main com-
mercial runway from 9,600
feet to 11,000 feet, and is
projected to be complete by
2013. One of the grants the
airport has received toward
this $22 million design is

$1.2 million funded by the
Federal Aviation Adminis-
Airport officials are very
excited about these addi-
tions to the airport, which
directly impact the Central
Florida economy.
"We really are a multi-
districtal operation in so
many ways," Crews said.
Many Central Florida
businesses not only relay
on aviation for production,
but according to the Florida
Department of Transporta-
tion (FDOT) 2010 econom-
ic impact study, the airport
also supplies 18,025 jobs,
and brings in a total of $2.5
billion in economic activity.
The study also shows that,
by using air transportation,
annually, the efficiency
of Florida businesses are
increased by an estimated
$94.5 billion.
"We've been pretty good
to plan our growth, with-

out having incompatible
growth hinder us," Dale
This growth has been
slightly hindered with the
loss of several international
airlines, such as XL Airways
and Flyglobespan, which
have both recently filed
Dale said XL Airways
filed bankruptcy so quickly
that he had to seize one of
the planes left sitting at the
"They actually pushed off
and were told to come back
to the gate," Crews said. "It
just hits you right out of the
blue when that happens."
Allegiant Air will also
end scheduled service
between the airport and
Hagerstown, Md. on July
19, due to low demands for
the flight stop.
Although the airway may
be canceling some of its
flight service, Allegiant Air

passenger Kelly Bloomquist
said she was very satisfied
with her direct flight from
Duluth, Minn. to Orlando
Sanford International Air-
"I'm very pleased with
the fast service," she said.
"It was a great flight, at a
very good price."
Airport officials also
continue to stay pleased
with the overall delivery
of service, and continue to
stay positive when it comes
to predicting the forecast
for the future.
"Right now we are sort
of in a valley and we just
need to get back up to that
peak were we were two
years ago," Dale said. "And
we will."
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'Tis the season for outdoor fun

Lately the weather has been
miserable for most of us -
either too hot or too much
rain. Hey, we need the rain
with the hot, dry weather,
and now that you are all
complaining about the
weather, I have to tell you
that the first day of summer
starts on June 21. Do you
feel a wee bit warmer? Get
started with early exercise
outside, chores and yard
work, then stay inside for
the hottest part of the day.
I enjoy working in the early
evening and seem to get
more accomplished then.
Fits my schedule; try it.

I really had to chuckle the
other day. I was coming
home on Broadway Street,
turning left on Central
Avenue passing the Town
House Restaurant park-
ing lot, and I was not able
to proceed farther north.
Why? Mr. Rooster was in
the middle of the street
helping his lady hens cross.

Traffic was tied up for a
short period of time. Hey,
that is part of our town's

Corn on the cob
Right around the corner
Chuluota and Taintsville
are holding their first
Corn Fest and Craft
Show from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Saturday, June 19 at
Yonkin's Produce, C.R. 419
in Chuluota. There will
be craft booths, food and
fun activities for children.
The event is free and open
to the public. If you need
more information, please
call Larry at 407-927-5408.

Garage sailing
Palm Valley will be hold-
ing a community garage
sale on Friday, June 25
from noon until 3 p.m. and
Saturday the 26th from 8
a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale
will be held in the club-
house (indoors where it is

cool). Palm Valley is locat-
ed 3700 Palm Valley Drive,
off Alafaya Trail. Goodies
brought by local residents
will fill 30 tables. If you
need more information,
please contact Lou Reeves
407-977-1933 or John
Pachler 407-365-1513.

Red, white and blue
I know that the Fourth of
July is right around the
corner, and I want you to
mark your calendars for
this celebration. The "best"
ever all-American Fourth of
July parade will be held on
July 3 this year (as the 4th
is a Sunday) in Geneva. The
parade will start at 10:30
a.m., and to have the best
seat in the house, come
early and bring a blanket or
lawn chair. I went last year
and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Cookie grams
I know many organiza-
tions bend over backward
to help others in our
community and truly it is
wonderful. I thought since
I was given this piece of
information you might like
to know about the Military
Support Update from the
First United Methodist
Church. Thanks to all our
wonderful bakers we were

able to mail 4,300 cook-
ies to Brave Company and
other soldiers serving in
the war theater. Their next
meeting for this group will
be June 27 at noon in the
Fellowship Hall. Sgt. Caudill
from Brave Company will
be briefing members on
how things are going for
Brave Company as they
begin the second half of
their tour in Kuwait.

Walking for Dad
Father/Child Walk and
Barbecue will be held
Saturday, June 19 at the
Winter Park YMCA Family
Center, 1201 N. Lakemont
Ave., Winter Park. Celebrate
the 100th anniversary of
Father's Day with a Father/
Child Walk at 9 a.m. fol-
lowed by a barbecue cel-
ebration. Admission is free.
Need more information?
Please call 407-644-1509.

Happy Father's Day to all
on Sunday, June 20 and
may you have many more
to enjoy with family and

Taxes? Yes, please.
Fair Tax, a program pre-
sented by the Seminole
Country, will present a
program about the 'win-

win" of taxes. The event
will be held 7-8:30 p.m.
on Tuesday, June 22 at
the Memorial Building,
38 S. Central Ave., Oviedo.
Admissions are free and for
more information, please
call 407-492-4248.

Thrifty times
The Thrift House and
Boutique at the First
Methodist Church of
Geneva is open every
Wednesday and Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is
located on Church Street
behind the church and
playground. All donations
are tax deductible. All pro-
ceeds go toward church
missions. For more infor-
mation, call 407-493-4383.

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Seminole Voice

Honoring our fathers

SBy Karen McEnany-Phillips

My dad was a quiet hero.
My memories of him
were only after he retired
from the U.S. Navy and
was medically disabled
from several heart attacks.
I never knew the young
chief petty officer who did
damage control on ships
and submarines in the
Pacific. He never talked
about his experiences as he
made repairs in the eye of
Japanese torpedoes.
This slight, quiet man
had a roguish smile and
twinkling blue eyes. Photos
of him in his younger days
remind me of Gene Kelly.
He loved westerns, wres-
tling and carpentry. My dad
could fix anything and he
had a precise eye for qual-
ity and design. He loved
to eat but he was never
overweight, and above all,
he was kind. Growing up,
our many cats all loved
him and slept content-
edly in his pajama-clad
lap. He brought elephant
collectibles from all over
the world many from
the Orient home to my
mother. He was a Cracker
Jack pinochle player and he
could carry a tune. I mostly
heard him sing in church,
but later in life my parents'
travel partners admitted
that sometimes he belted
out popular songs along
the open road.
Although I was adopted,
I had a lot in common
with my dad. We were both
quiet, a little shy and we
loved travel, animals and
silly jokes. Conflict made
us nervous, giving made
us happy and sad mov-
ies made us cry. Although
it's been nearly 25 years
since he passed on, I know
he watches over me and

is carving some great f
niture in heaven. Happy
Father's Day to all you

Got beef?
Locally we'd like to rec
nize the Seminole Cou
Cattlemen's Associatio
helping to make Fathe
Day special in our com
munity. Their generou:
donations to Boys Tow
Central Florida in Ovie
and to The Russell Hot
in Orlando will help fe
at-risk kids and those
severe mental and phy
disabilities. In times wl
nonprofit organization
struggling, it is so greal
see organizations step
to contribute in a prac
cal way. The folks at th
SCCA echo the strong f
ily values and tradition
rural life such as integr
strength and loyalty as
ated with fathers. Imog
Yarborough, an active
cattlewoman, reminds
the importance of eati
balanced diet, getting
cise and of course inch
ing beef in our diet. Th
ounces of beef provide
percent of the daily val
for protein, 38 percent
zinc and 14 percent of
Beef makes a great gift
Father's Day that Dad (
nitely will enjoy.
Did you know that
the Florida and Semin(
County Cattlemen's
Association is open to
anyone in any area of
culture and rural life, n
just cattle? In a time w
more of us are growing
own gardens, going or
and becoming more se
sufficient and sustaina
check out www.florida
cattlemen.org or conta
President Brock Dalryi

at brock@seminolecoun-
tycattlemen.com for more
information about mem-
Since the 1950s, orga-
nizations like these con-
Stinue to provide great
networking opportunities,
with more than 300 allied
partners. There are also
ur- chances to support local
?y 4H clubs and the Junior
dads! Cattlemen as well, which
teach our new generations
how to be good stewards
og- of the land and of their
nty character.
)n for Grandma Russell's three
r's daughters continue her
I- legacy at The Russell Home
s in South Orlando by caring
n for severely disabled kids
edo and adults. "All our kids
ne are perfect in their own
-ed way," said Marie Fannin,
with daughter of Mrs. Vantrease
sical Russell.
hen Terry Knox, develop-
ns are ment director at Boys
t to Town Central Florida, said
up staff works with at-risk
ti- youth who have been vic-
e tims of abuse, neglect or
fam- family chaos. "There are
is of so many stressors on fami-
rity, lies today, we put kids in a
;soci- positive, motivating envi-
gene ronment," Knox said. More
than 1,300 children were
us of directly helped in 2009 by
ng a this local campus, which is
exer- the second largest outside
ud- of Boys Town in Nebraska.
iree For more information
51 on Boys Town, visit www.
lue boystown.org/central-flor-
tof ida or call 407-588-2170
Siron. and for Russell Home visit
for www.RussellHome.org or
defi- call 407-855-8063.


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Gregory, killed in the line of duty
on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never
be the same because of Deputy
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From my

to yours

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Think global; eat local

Globalization of the world's food
supply provides us with many
exotic and troubling options. With
seasons reversed south of the equa-
tor and industrial storage facilities
hooked into continental distribu-
tion plans, we can obtain any food
product on a whim. When quan-
tity abounds, quality often suffers.
Personal choice beyond the physi-
cal produce may trend toward
esoteric issues of dependability,
trust, economics and environment.
Pomegranates instead of poppies

from Afghanistan farmers may
sound politically correct, but I bet
we can find some wonderful tropi-
cal fruit from our own local Florida
Planting a garden and a few
citrus trees in the yard is as local a
source of a food supply as you can
get. But with many neighborhood
property owner association rules
requiring yards of singular appear-
ance, even growing a tomato
plant in a plastic pot is forbidden!
There are exceptions: My brother's

yard in a subdivision resembled
an orange grove, and he shared
bushels of fruit with his cul-de-sac
neighbors. (He has since moved.)
Reserve a plot in a community
garden if a backyard farm is not
Exploring beyond the backyard
will take some research. With the
Internet at our fingertips, alternate
sources for obtaining fresh food
are easily located. Local food co-
ops exist where growers network
with consumers using the effi-
ciency of information technology.
Home deliveries of weekly food
packages come in many flavors.
Some plans even include a freezer
unit. Other resources can be found
at county extension offices, local
newspapers and word of mouth.
With the example of many
remaining nearby farms growing
nothing but sod and ornamental
plants, I'm surprised we have any
locally grown food crop choices
available. Luckily, the rural zones
ringing many cities are seeing a
resurgence of family farms and
U-Pick market gardens. Whether
this is a result of a bad job market

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or insightful neighbors honing in
on enlightened demand, growing
crops instead of sprawl is a refresh-
ing trend! (Disclosure: my U-Pick
operation, Sundew Gardens, grows
vegetables, citrus, herbs and eggs.)
Commercial produce markets,
health food retailers, restaurants
and roadside stands seek local
growers like I've never seen before.
But compared to global availability,
seasonal local produce selection is
limited. During the summer's off
season, the only local and fresh
citrus will be grapefruit. Other
summertime crops include col-
lard greens, okra, black-eyed peas
and Seminole pumpkins. By eat-
ing local, in-season crops, we sup-
port local producers and will help
guarantee their return next season.
Think global; eat local!

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Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a
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quickly found interest from
the city's urban forester,
Elizabeth Harkey,
Nathan Anthony, the
president of the Garden
Council, is excited at the
prospects of growing his
own food over this sum-
"I really look forward
to this," he said. "Growing
things like sweet potatoes,
garlic and tomatoes It is
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Harkey and Mayor Linda
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the rest of the Garden Coun-
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ceremony as residents wait-
ed eagerly to receive their
keys and get to work, as the
city held the grand open-
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park on 18th Street and US
This location will serve
as the pilot project for the
city, but Harkey hopes to
expand in the future.
"Hopefully in the future,"
she said. "But it will likely
be in places that are already
maintained by the city right
now, such as patches of land
that the city has to mow."

Harkey does stress that
the gardens are not limited
to city property, and could
be beneficial to the com-
"Residents can, and are
encouraged, to start gar-
dens on their private prop-
erty," she said.
Rene andJeff Leukel have
lived in Sanford for the last
six years and are using the
garden as an opportunity to
reconnect with their child-
hood and to finally meet
their new neighbors.
"I have had a green
thumb since I was young,"
Rene said. "As a little girl,
my father always had some-
thing growing at home.
There is too much shade at
our home and now we final-
ly get to know our neigh-
One such neighbor they
will have the opportunity to
get to know is the mayor of
Sanford, Mayor Linda Kuhn.
Kuhn has two plots and
says she has always loved to
garden. She plans on grow-
ing various herbs along
with some tomatoes and
"This really builds a true
sense of community," she

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THIS WEEK in human history

1R IHendrik Willem van Loon's The Story of Mankind is awarded the
first Newbury Medal for children's literature, acknowledging it as the
year's best children's book. Other Newbury winners include: "When
you reach me" by Rebecca Stead (2010), and "Island of the Blue
I E Dolphins" by Scott O'Dell (1961).

Beep, beep: Slow down!

Using a tiny box that plugs into a car and transmits wirelessly, drivers can learn to drive efficiently

Daniel White's truck is its
own back seat driver. When
he jabs the gas too harsh-
ly or brakes too abruptly,
it tells him to take it easy.
Now he says he's a better,
more efficient driver, all
because of a little box that
watches how he drives,
then beeps when he's driv-
ing too aggressively.
"It's a nagging beep that
teaches me to be a better
driver; I call it my paradigm
shift," White said. "To me
it's just one of those ah-ha
(moments); I get better gas
mileage just by driving bet-
White is speaking about
the CarChip Pro, a new
Zippo lighter-size device
that plugs into his truck's
on-board diagnostic port to
record information about
that way he drives, directly
from the truck's ECM com-
The device can be set to
a certain speed, and alerts
drivers when the speed is
reached, as well when they
are accelerating too quickly
or braking too harshly. The
chip helps drivers become
aware of their driving habits
and trains them to become
better drivers, while saving
money on fuel, and decreas-
ing carbon emissions.
Although the device
is still in its early stages,
CarChip Pro company

owner Michael Braggssaid
the goal of his product is to
bring efficiency to smaller
business owners to help
them deal with the rising
fuel costs, while improving
safety and reducing risks all
at the same time.
"I started doing research
and started learning about
eco-driving, mostly out of
Europe," Bragg said. "And
found that the quickest,
easiest way to reduce your
carbon-footprint is to have
drivers drive more gently."
Bragg is now reaching
out to drivers and giving his
product a name for itself
through his Web site fuel-
clinic.com, a site that not
only offers the purchase of
the CarChip Pro, but also
gives consumers a way of
tracking and improving
their gas mileage.
"We have over 3,400
members who have tracked
over 8.4 million miles of
driving, and have improved
fuel mileage an average of 5
percent," he said. "We want
to be the one-stop shop,
where we have the whole
FuelClinic.com also
recently won second place
in ITS America, the U.S.
division of the Intelligent
Transportation Society's,
global challenge. The
Congestion Challenge was
judged by a community of
4,000, with more than 116
startup companies from 20
countries participating.

Michael Bragg, left, started FuelClinic.com to monitor driving habits wirelessly from a CarChip, which helps drivers save money.

Bragg said although his
site did not place first, he
is still proud of second and
believes the exposure will
greatly help his company.
Plans to commercialize
could already be under-
way for the CarChip, as a
partnership with the city
of Sanford begins its early
stages of development.
Cityof Sanford Economic
Development Director Bob
Tunis said an agreement in
principal to test the device
in a selection of about ten

city vehicles has been made,
although details of the deal
are still in the works.
"We really think this
could have an effect on our
fleet fuel consumption,"
Tunis said. "So we are happy
to be used as a test fleet for
this device."
He said this test is being
done for no cost to either
side as a way to prove the sys-
tem works, and is also very
happy to be working with
a the Sanford University of
Central Florida Business

Incubator, the place where
the FuelClinic.com is
"It's perfect timing,
because look at the price of
gas right now. It's already
close to $3 a gallon in the
middle of the worst reces-
sion since 1930," Tunis said.
"Who knows what it will
be like when the economy
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The Star Spangled Showcase
will take place as part of the city
of Winter Springs Celebration
of Freedom on Sunday, July
4. Similar to "American Idol",
residents will showcase their
vocal abilities. Finalists will
perform at the Celebration of
Freedom at Central Winds Park.
Please call 407-327-6593 or
org for details.

The Center for Cultural
Interchange (CCI) is looking
for families to host foreign
exchange students from their
Academic Year Program (AYP),
for the 2010-11 school year. AYP
offers students the chance to
be fully immersed in a cultural
experience in America. All of the
students placed are 15-18 years
old and are proficient in English.
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Foundation's "Student
Leadership Board" is available
for high school students who
want to gain valuable leadership
skills while earning community
service hours that go toward
Bright Futures Scholarships.
Resumes for the 2010-2011
Student Leadership Board
are currently being accepted,
and interviews start in July.
Interested students can contact
Kerri Rossi at 407-339-2978 or

Looking for the perfect gift for
Father's Day? Instead of opting
for a tie, grilling utensils or golf
balls, try a gift that will impact
the life of someone in your
community. This Father's Day,
Habitat for Humanity Orlando is
asking for donations in the name
of dads everywhere. Habitat will
send a letter to those honored
by a donation acknowledging
the contribution in their name.
Those interested can go to the
Habitat Orlando website, www.
habitat-orlando.org and click
"Donate Now."

The Wayne Densch Performing
Arts Center (South Magnolia
Avenue) in Sanford is going to
have another year of fantastic
Summer Camp fun! This camp
will teach students about all
aspects of theater production.
Camp will include games,
movement, singing time,
stagecraft, and rehearsals. Price
is $225 for children grades K-5,
and will run July 12-16, Monday
- Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). For
grades 6-11 cost is $400, and
will run July 19-30, Monday
- Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
Registration and scholarship
forms are available on www.
WDPAC.com and at The Wayne
Densch Performing Arts Center.
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forms is June 30.


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A mother and daughter work on a gift for dad on June 5 at Painted by Hue in Waterford Lakes. There are lots of ideas for Father's Day gifts listed below.

Make Father's Day fun on any budget with these gift ideas and activities


No need to resort to the typ-
ical tie and greeting card.
This year make Father's
Day exclusive to your dad's
favorites while sticking to
your budget. From motor-
cycle lessons to a steak din-
ner, there's something go-
ing on in your area that is
sure to show Dad how much
you care. Father's Day, Sun-
day, June 20, is right around
the corner so here are some
ideas to help get you start-

Kennedy's All-American
Barber Club
How often does dad get
to enjoy an old-fashioned
haircut and straight razor
shave? With locations in
Winter Park and Heath-
row/Lake Mary, Kennedy's
All-American Barber club
can give your dad just that.
A haircut includes a hot
towel, shampoo, condition-
ing treatment and scalp or
shoulder mini-massage. He
will be offered a cool bever-

age, a collection of groom-
ing products, a shoeshine
and can even pick out his
own music.
"Membership is a great
gift idea for dad so he can
look good all year-round,"
said employee Jorge More-
Book an appointment
by calling 800-31-SHAVE or
for more information, visit

Hard Knocks
If dad wants something
extreme this Father's Day,
then Hard Knocks, an in-
door combat simulation
arena, has the perfect day
planned for him. On Mon-
day, June 21 from 2-8 p.m.,
dads can enjoy free admis-
sion with one child admis-
sion purchase. A special Fa-
ther's Day combat mission
will be offered.
"Our Father's Day pro-
motion is very popular be-
cause it's good, clean fun
with an edge," said owner
Joe Wheeler. "Instead of
watching an action movie

with your son, you can pre-
tend to be in one."
Hard Knocks is located
at 5707 Dot Con Court Ste.
1025, Oviedo. For more in-
formation, visit www.hard-

Leu Gardens
If you're looking for an in-
expensive time with dad
this Father's Day then Harry
P. Leu Gardens has some-
thing just for you. Leu Gar-
dens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.,
will be offering dads free
admission on Father's Day,
June 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Leu Gardens features scenic
walkways through South-
ern style gardens. "This is
a great way to give dads a
break from their own lawn
care as they come see ours,"
said Tracy Micciche, the Leu
Gardens marketing and
event coordinator. General
admission is $7 for adults
and $2 for children.

Harley Davidson
Has dad always wanted to
ride a Harley or is he already
a motorcycle pro? East Or-

lando Harley Davidson,
11898 Lake Underhill Road,
Orlando, is a great gift cer-
tificate idea. Dads can buy
Harley merchandise, rent
a Harley for a day, or even
purchase a lesson.
Tanja Nazzal, who works
in the merchandise depart-
ment at Harley Davidson,
recommends buying dad a
gift card for the amount of
a class. "A lot of men love
Harley's and have never had
the chance to learn to ride,"
she said.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
There is no better way to
let dad know you appreci-
ate him than with a three-
course steak dinner. On Fa-
ther's Day, June 20, Ruth's
Chris Steak House in Winter
Park Village will be opening
early to start serving up a
special $39.95 three-course
"Dad can choose his own
entree with a salad, side-
dish, and dessert," General
Manager David O'Bannon
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Doors are open from
2-10 p.m. Make a reserva-
tion by calling 407-622-
2444 or make one online at

Painted by Hue
Create something dad will
keep forever at Painted by
Hue, an art entertainment
studio in Waterford Lakes
that offers pottery paint-
ing, clay, glass and T-shirt
painting for kids and adults.
Moms and kids can come in
to get a head start on a cre-
ative Father's Day gift with
special deals on dad-geared
"Our most popular ideas
for dads are BBQ platters,
beer steins, coffee mugs,
picture frames and business
card holders," said business
owner Gisela Rogero.

They are also offering Fa-
ther's Day painting on Sat-
urday, June 20 from noon
to 6 p.m. Dads will receive
10 percent off. Visit Paint-

Little Fish Huge Pond
Little Fish Big Pond, "a cra-
zy little urban pub", will
be dishing up some unique
activities on Father's Day.
There will be father-son or
father-daughter karaoke,
a 'flip-flop' competition
where dads will dress as
their kid and kids their dad,
and the owner, Moire Wis-
dom, will be brewing what
she calls some "specialty
dad beers."
"This is a fun thing to do
to bridge the gap," Wisdom
said. "It's a chance to wear
your father's shoes -literal-
ly." Little Fish Huge Pond is
located in downtown San-
ford at 309 E. First Street.


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early 20s who nearly drown in a Fern
Park pool on June 12 is on life support
and authorities are trying to identify
him. Authorities are also looking for
a Hispanic male that may have been
with him before the incident. Call
Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS or the
Sheriff's Office at 407-665-6650 if
you have any information.

Seminole County Cattlemen's
Association is giving beef for Father's
Day by donating $500 each to The
Russell Home for Atypical Children

and to Boys Town Central Florida. To
find out more about the SCCA, visit

Florida Power & Light Company
employees recently transferred power
lines, transformers and switches to
newer, stronger poles as part of storm
preparation efforts to secure the main
power line serving a Seminole County
fire station, a 911 communications
center, and Lawton Chiles Middle

Seminole County's top 31 high
school athletes were honored
May 27 at the Bright House Sports
Network Breakfast of Champions.
The award recipients are online at
SeminoleVoice.com > This Week >

The 2010 PTA Reflections
Program National Winners have
been announced. Claire Pelletier, a
third grade student at Lake Orienta
Elementary, has received a National
Award of Merit for her painting
'Beauty is .... Miss Liberty.'

Tara Davis of Longwood will join

about 50 squad mates in September
to leave the comforts of home and
embark on the World Race. Eleven
months traveling around the globe in
community, serving far-flung villages
and sharing the love of Jesus Christ as
they go. For more information on the
World Race, go to www.theworldrace.

South Seminole Middle School
students Sierra Collins,Amy Columbus
and Hannah Krug of the team "Del Sol
Ninjas" were congratulated recently
by Bright House Networks Director-
PublicAffairs & Communications Brian
Craven after they won third place in
the Solar Chef competition of the 2nd
Annual Bright House Networks Solar

875 Clark Street,Suite A
Oviedo, FL 32765

Energy Cookoff at the Florida Solar
Energy Center in Cocoa on May 1.
The statewide competition to build
workable solar cookers included
more than 200 students.

John Horan, Oviedo resident and
Orlando attorney at Foley & Lardner
LLP, was recently named one of 2010
Florida "Super Lawyers" by Law &
Politics. Horan is also currently in the
running for the District 2, Seminole
County Commission seat.

Tuscawilla Country Club announces
that it is currently re-grassing all of
the greens on its 18-hole, Joe Lee-
designed championship golf course
and will reopen in July. For more


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Richard D'Arata of Oviedo graduated
from St.Andrews Presbyterian College
with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Peter Mundo of Winter Springs
graduated from Villanova
University (Villanova, Pa.) during
a commencement ceremony held
on Sunday, May 16, in Villanova

The following students made the
Dean's List for spring 2010 at the
Georgia Institute of Technology:
Miles Brupbacher of Longwood,
Daniel Mongiove of Winter Springs,
Chancellor Shafor of Casselberry.

Tonjanika Smith, a graduating senior
of Lyman High School in Longwood,
has been awarded a scholarship
from the nation's largest and most
successful scholarship program, the
Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Central Florida Regional Hospital
has been named Business of the Year
by the Seminole County Regional
Chamber of Commerce.

The Winter Springs 8U All Stars
just won their district championship
in Ocala this weekend and have
qualified for the State tournament.


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Watch the 2010 World Cup in 3-D
at Buffalo Wild Wings in Orlando (504
N. Alafaya Trail). Buffalo Wild Wings
in Central Florida will be the first
restaurants/bars in the country to
offer live 3-D sporting events.

The Museum of Seminole County
presents "Where the Wild Things
Are!" from June 15 to Aug. 14. The
Florida wildlife exhibit presents the
work of 14 local artists and sculptors.
Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for
students and children over age 4. The
museum is open Tuesday-Friday from
1-5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. For more information, call 407-

The musical children's play
production of "Wonderland" is coming
June 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. and June
20 at 2 p.m. to The Wayne Densch
Performing Arts Center in downtown
Sanford (South Magnolia Ave). Tickets
are available online at www.WDPAC.
com and by calling the box office at

Come celebrate Bosco the Birthday

Bear's birthday Friday, June 18
at the Birthday World Family FUN
Center (995 N. State Road 434)
from 6:30-10 p.m. with music,
games, contests and unlimited rides
and bounces. Admission is free for
adults, $5 for kids two and younger
and $10 for three and up. Visit www.
birthdayworldorlando.com for more

The planetarium at Seminole State
College of Florida will entertain
stargazers with three events in June.
"Skies Down Under: Southern
Astronomy" on June 18 from 8:30-
9:30 p.m.: The sky is set for Sydney,
Australia, consisting of six to eight
constellations that can be viewed only
from southern hemisphere skies.
-"Sol" on June 19 and 26 from 8:30-
9:30 p.m.: Explore our mostimpressive
stellar neighbor, investigating the
origins of the sun and the powers it
holds deep inside its core.
-"Gift of the Nile: The Egyptians" on
June 25 from 8:30-9:30 p.m.: Explore
the culture of the ancient Egyptians
and their contribution to the study of

For more information, visit www.
seminolestate.edu/planet or call 407-

Golden Rule Housing & Community
Development Corporation is hosting a
free First-Time Home Buyer Workshop
Saturday, June 19 in Oviedo. Down
payment assistance is available and
reservations are required. Call 407-
878-3759 for more information.

Come Saturday, June 19 from
8-10 a.m. for a guided hike at Black
Hammock Wilderness Area in Geneva.
Admission is $3 and the topic will be
snakes. Please register in advance at

Come for a free evening of old-
time music at the Geneva Jam at
the Geneva Community Center on
Saturday, June 19 from 6-7 p.m. Food
and drinks on sale. The music starts
around 6:30 p.m. and includes a 50-
50 raffle.

Bring the kidsto PangeasAdventure
Racing's yearly race for this Father's
Day event on June 19 and, with

map and compass, navigate through
natural communities surrounding
the Wekiva River at Katie's Landing,
Wekiva Park Drive in Sanford.
For more information, visit www.

Want to preserve those garden
vegetables or fruit you have been
growing or buying from the farmer's
market? At the Rural Heritage Center
(Historic Geneva School House), there
will be a Food Preservation Class
Wednesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. Cost
is $10 (hands-on, take some home,
$15). Call Bonnie Banda to sign up at

Come Friday, June 25 at 11 a.m. to
join the ribbon-cutting ceremony for
the opening of the new activity center
at the Boys Town Central Florida
Demetree Campus (975 Oklahoma
St.) in Oviedo. The event is free to
the public. For more information, call

Here's a listing of Fourth of July
events in Seminole County:

Don't miss Geneva's unique small
town Independence Day Parade &
Festival. The "4th of July Parade"
will be on July 3 this year so as not
to interfere with Sunday church.
Make a float, decorate your bicycle or
your horse, win a prize. The theme is
"Geneva Southern Style".
Weather permitting, the parade will
start at 10:30 a.m. with a flyover of old
planes, by the Spruce Creek Gaggle
flying club. The parade will proceed
from 1st and Main going down 1st,
Pine, 2nd, and finally Avenue C. The
Festival starts immediately after the
parade at the Geneva Community
Center with free parking in the back

Come see the largest fireworks
display in Central Florida on Saturday
July 3 from 4-11 p.m., at Cranes
Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte near
the intersection of Interstate 4 and
State Road 436. Red Hot & Boom is
an Independence Day celebration with
free, family-friendly entertainment
and the largest fireworks display in
Central Florida. For more information,
visit www.UptownAltamonte.com or
call 407-571-8863.

On Sunday July 4, the city of Winter
Springs is celebrating their 50-year
anniversary as part of the Celebration
of Freedom 10. There will be live
music, kids games and activities, food
vendors, and fireworks for the family
to enjoy! The Celebration of Freedom
event will take place at Winter
Springs' beautiful Central Winds Park
(1000 E. S.R. 434). This event is Free
for the public and shuttle parking is
available at Trotwood Park and the
Venetian Plaza. Gates open at 5 p.m.;
for more information, please call 407-

Come join the annual
Independence Day Celebration at
the Oviedo Gymnasium (148 Oviedo
Blvd) on Sunday July 4, from 3-9
p.m. Participants will enjoy live
entertainment, great food, games,
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Rats fall behind Dawgs

After jumping out with a big streak to start the season, Sanford has entered its first slump

Sanford is on a slide after
jumping out to the Florida
Collegiate Summer League
lead early in the season.
Now they're stuck in sec-
ond place with a string of
two losses haunting them
going into the weekend.
Last week, the Winter
Park Diamond Dawgs blast-
ed by them on the FCSL
ladder on the strength of a
10-game winning streak.
In the meantime, the
Rats, who opened the sea-
son on a five-game winning
streak, are 6-4 in their last
10 games.
What the Rats do have
is some stars keeping them
alive in the chase for the

league title, and that list
starts with Tyler Benzel,
who has hammered 20 hits
in just 10 games, picking up
10 RBIs, 2 home runs and
batting .444 in the process.
That incredible hitting
streak, which has contin-
ued for all 10 games, includ-
ed two singles in the River
Rats' 2-1 shocker loss to
DeLand the worst team
in the league, on June 13.
After a pair of games at
press time, the Rats will
return to their home field
for a 7 p.m. showdown
against Winter Park on
The Rats will need more
than just a win to catch the
streaking Diamond Dawgs.
They're 3.5 games out from
the lead.

Despite some key players bolstering their offense, and a pitching staff that's kept things close, the River Rats have had
trouble generating enough runs to win games as of late. Against the worst team in the league DeLand they lost 2-1.

Miami edges Kraze in OT thriller

In U.S. Open Cup national tournament, Central Florida held tie with top ranked team until 110th minute

While the U.S. national soccer team was
battling England to a historic draw on the
pitch in Rustenberg, South Africa, Central
Florida's top team took on Miami FC in a
national tournament, holding a draw until
110 minutes into an overtime game.
That's when Paulo Araujo Jr. shocked the
Kraze with four goals in less than 10 min-
utes to seal a win in overtime.
The Kraze (3-1-2) entered the special
mid-season tournament on a down note,
having just picked up their first loss of the
season against their archrival Bradenton
That game went deep into the second
half before a score finally gave the Athletics
all they'd need to triumph in their rematch
with the Kraze. Taylor Morgan's only look
at the net was all he'd need to penetrate

with a goal at the 73rd minute.
After that, the Kraze, who had only eight
shots in the match, couldn't find a way to
equalize. In the two teams' last meeting on
June 5, in which the Kraze had more than
twice as many shots, neither team managed
a score.
For keeper Wes Giachetti, the Kraze's
first loss was especially trying as he had
only given up three goals all season.
After the U.S. Open national tournament,
the Kraze will return to the field with yet
another rematch against Bradenton. The
Kraze will hope to pick up valuable champi-
onship points in the Premier Development
League chase, as their recent loss dropped
them from first place in the Southeast
Division and down to a tie for fourth.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24 they'll be at
Winter Park's Showalter Field for their final
matchup with their rival for the season.

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Despite brilliant defense early in the season, the Kraze's lagging offense has failed
to triumph against teams who have barely touched the net themselves.

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THIS WEEK in political history

murder the former U. S. President George Bush during his Kuwait
visit) by ordering U.S. warships to fire missiles in Baghdad at the
I Iraqi intelligence headquarters.

Take the time to Google yourself

EMPLOYMENT norm for recruiters. One statistic on social media it is important to times I have been able to look at
said 80 percent of recruiters use know what is out there about you. pictures of people even if they are
A lk Linkedln. I am not sure if that is Take time to Google yourself and not my "friend". I am just saying
accurate, but I can tell you that see what appears. One recruiter that it is great to be social because
many are on it. found seven pages of information it increases your chances of being
Sanldi One new thing I learned is that on herself and was able to use it in found, just make sure you control
not using social media can be det- her interview process to show how the information.
rimental to your search when you proficient she was on the Internet.
are put up against someone who If there is bad stuff out there Until next time,
Do you ever wonder what recruit- is very familiar with its use. The about you, now is the time to clean Sandi
ers are thinking about social reason for this is since many com- it up. Untag those college and high
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minds quite a bit. I went to a net- branding and advertising, they are increase your privacy. It is amaz- TALK AN
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ing were discussed. You would be The downside is there is so number for someone so I found HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council,
amazed at the conversations, much information out there a friend of theirs on Facebook with more than 10 years of recruiting and human
Some co anies ha ben resources experience. Please send questions
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Letter to Editorial

Staying safe in the water Invest in proper-fitting, When your family is boat-
Pools, lakes, ponds and Coast Guard-approved flo- ing, assign a designated
beaches mean summer fun tation devices (life vests) driver.
and cool relief from our and use them whenever a
hot weather. But water can child is near water. Check At the beach
be dangerous for kids if weight and size recommen- -Teach kids to always
proper precautions aren't dations on the label, then swim when and where a Oorighod l'
taken. have your child try it on to lifeguard is on duty. They S
Nearly 1,000 kids die make sure it fits securely. shouldn't swim close to
each year by drowning. The Make sure your kids piers or pilings because Sndi l U Vd Coni n
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to keep your kids safe in in a pool is different from may cause collisions. fm mml w
the water. Below are safety swimming in a lake or the -The beach has special ilbl lComm l ws rir
tips from KidsHealth.org, ocean there are different dangers such as currents
the largest and most-visited hazards for each. Here are and tides. Check with the
site on the Web providing tips specific to lakes, ponds lifeguard when you arrive
doctor-approved health and beaches: to find out about the water
information about chil- conditions.
dren. At the lake orpond -Don't allow kids to
It's a good idea to learn -No swimming without swim in large waves or
to swim, and all kids older adult supervision. undertows, and tell them or Portuguese man-of- Following these tips will
than 4 should take lessons. -Beware of hidden jag- never to stand with their wars can be painful; tell help keep your family safe
Don't assume that a child ged rocks, broken glass or back to the water because kids to avoid them in the all summer long. For more
who knows how to swim trash. a sudden wave can easily water and alert an adult or information on water safe-
isn't at risk for drowning. -Wear foot protection; knock a child over. lifeguard immediately if ty and other summer tips,
It's important to super- even in the water (water -Teach kids that if they're stung. visit www.KidsHealth.org.
vise kids while they're in shoes). they're caught in a rip cur- -Whether at the lake or
the water, no matter what -Watch out for weeds rent or undertow, swim the beach, teach your child Freddie Guyer, M.D.
their swimming skill level, and grass that could entan- parallel to the shore or to get out of the water dur- Division of Hospitalists Service,
Also, children should never gle a leg or an arm. tread water and call for a ing bad weather, especially Nemours Children's Clinic,
swim alone. -Boating accidents are lifeguard's help. lightning. Jacksonville
usually related to alcohol. -The stings of jellyfish

Here's what kids said
About bike riding at the
cj Oviedo Bike Rodeo.

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My bike is pink -
riding it is a breeze.
We ride on the
Seminole Trail I've
been riding my bike a
long time!

-Hallie H.
9 years old

My bike is a brown
Mongoose stunt
bike it can't rust.
I ride on the trails,
but I really like to do

-Robert G.
12 years old

My bike is dark pink
and I like to ride it to
the park. Sometimes I
ride my bike on vaca-
tion it's fun!

-Andi H.
5 years old

My bike is red and
I ride it on the trails
near our house.
Sometimes my mom
rides her bike too.
I've seen rabbits and
-Raphael M.

8 years

It's good exercise to ride your
bike. Our whole family rides on the
Seminole Trail and on vacation at
Hilton Head sometimes we see
birds. My bike is purple.
-Kaitlyn. H.
11 years old

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Realtors oppose Amendment 4

The Orlando Regional
Realtor Association stands
firmly in opposition to
Amendment 4. This oner-
ous amendment, to be
included on the 2010 ballot
in November, would bring
every proposed change to
the comprehensive plan of
all Florida city and county
to a voter referendum.
Under Amendment 4,
the taxpayers will be forced
to fund expensive refer-
enda for every technical
change to their local com-

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prehensive plans. Orange
County alone has averaged
40 technical changes to its
comprehensive plan for the
past four years!
"The bottom line is
that ORRA is opposed to
Amendment 4 because it
will impede and even stop
reasonable growth in our
area," says ORRA Chairman
of the Board Kathleen
Gallagher Mclver, RE/MAX
Town & Country Realty.
"Amendment 4 would dev-
astate not only the real

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estate industry but any
future economic growth
and the Florida economy as
a whole."
Here's how:
-Under "modest" and
"most likely" scenarios,
amendment approval
would impact Florida's eco-
nomic growth potential,
causing a yearly decline
in Floridians' standard of
living. It would dampen
employment and slow
growth within major indus-













-A recent economic
study indicates that
Florida's tax revenues
would sharply slow follow-
ing Amendment 4's passage
as fewer commercial and
residential properties are
developed because of the
increased costs and uncer-
tainty associated with each
comprehensive land-use
plan referendum.
-That same study, by the
Washington Economics
Group, shows that
Amendment 4 is likely to

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cost more than 260,000
jobs and reduce Florida's
economic output by more
than $34 billion per year.
-A cutback in commer-
cial taxes would force local
and state governments to
raise taxes, cut services, or
-Public schools, public
safety, and local health
care services would suffer
from the direct impact of
Amendment 4 (less fund-
ing for daily operations and
for capital investments)
and the indirect impact
of fewer tax revenues
(delayed construction
pending approval at the
next election).
ORRA is not the only
organization to oppose
Amendment 4; more than
200 others have taken a
public stand against the
amendment because of
its impact on Florida's
economy, environment and
quality of life. The Florida
Chamber of Commerce has
called the measure a "jobs
killer" and 1000 Friends
of Florida the state's
top growth management
watchdog group has
expressed that Amendment
4 may "encourage sprawl-
ing patterns of develop-
"During these difficult
economic times, the last
thing we need is an amend-
ment that will lead to
fewer jobs and a weaker
economy," says Gallagher
McIver. "ORRA is encourag-
ing Realtors and all who
have an interest in Florida's
economy to vote "No" on
Amendment 4."
For more information,
visit the Orlando Regional
RealtorAssociation website
at www. orlrealtor com.
Orlando Regional

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Homeowner Consequences

Issue Foreclosure Successfu 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
e Empl t job applicants. A foreclosure is one of the most A short sale is not reported on a credit report and is
uure mpoymen 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
SShort sales are currently not explicitly reported on a credit report.
SShort sales are currently not explicitly reported on a credit report.
SShort sales are currently not explicitly reported on a credit report.


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Guide to Summer Food on the Go
courtesy of


Summer's On! That means road trips,
camping and lazy days at the beach.
But you know that wherever we go, we
always have one thing on our minds:
"What are we going to eat?"
Sail past those fast food traps and
enjoy the best that summer offers in the
way of easy meals and seasonal summer
snacks to keep you eating well, no matter
how far you are from home.
The Secret Ingredient: Preparation
When it comes to preparing summer
picnics, road food or beach snacks keep
two words in mind: simple and good. So
first things first. Just like when you're
cooking at home, a little common sense
planning before you head out the door
helps ensure stress-free dining on the
road. Think ahead about where and when
hunger will strike:
Hitting the road? Pack healthy
snacks. Make sure at least some of them
don't need to be in the cooler to avoid
frequent opening and closing.
Going camping or to the beach
where you can cook out? Pre-marinate
fish, chicken or tempeh to cook on your
first night out.

Packing Up the Good Stuff
With food-on-the-go, we classify "appe-
tizers" as finger foods that don't require
additional preparation when you're ready
to eat.
Whole-grain breads, pita bread, all-
natural snack crackers and chips.
Dips and spreads packed with corn

chips, sliced cucumbers or baby carrots
for dipping.
Prepared trail mix, or throw together
your favorite dried fruits, nuts and seeds
to make your own.

Preparing salads ahead of time makes on-
the-go meal time a snap. The best advice
we can give you for green salads is to
pack the ingredients separately, then as-
semble and dress the salads just before
serving. Check out our web site, whole-
foodsmarket.com for summer salad in-
spiration, including Carrot Salad with
Almond Butter Dressing, and Grilled
Tofu and Melon Salad.

Eclectic Edibles
Looking for a little something out of the
ordinary? Try packing these treats, sure
to keep your fellow travelers on their
Portobello Spring Rolls with Cilan-
tro-Tahini Dip: combines rice noodles
with red cabbage and greens in a tidy rice
paper wrapper.
Stuffed Chard Leaves: tidy little
packages of rice, goat cheese, pine nuts
and raisins.
Chilled soup like Tropical Gazpa-
cho or avocado-cucumber pure in a
For more tips on Summer Food on the
Go and to learn more about Whole Foods
Market Winter Park, visit wholefoods-

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secured residence for those with memory loss.

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