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DETOUR FROM A DANGEROUS ROAD INTERESTS, 5 Knights get revenge on USF After a month-long losing streak, UCF rebounds against the Bulls. ATHLETICS, 6 Is love really a drug? How romance changes your brain. HEALTHY LIVING, 7 Kid show hits the stage Richard Scarry is the right kind of fun for children of all ages. CULTURE, 8 CALENDAR .................... 4 INTERESTS .................... 5 ATHLETICS .................... 6 HEALTHY LIVING ............... 7 CULTURE ..................... 8 VOICES ...................... 10 CLASSIFIEDS .................. 11 MARK YOUR CALENDAR Probably the biggest garage sale in the Oviedo area is coming up this weekend, with so many eletronics, antiques, toys, furniture and more, it needs a warehouse to hold it all. MORE IN CALENDAR, PAGE 4 USPS 00-093 Publisher statement on page 4. In home delivery by Friday, Feb. 21 A Longwood Libertarian lead er is out to rid the community of what he believes to be two of the greatest threats to civil liber ties in the country: red-light and surveillance cameras. His next planned move toward getting them removed: a pending law suit against a local surveillanceusing city. David Leavitt of Longwood said he believes the devices vio late the rights of the American without their consent and, he cess. They dont consider that theyre giving up their liberties, Leavitt said. I dont think they think about it that much. His own outrage over the state of liberty in local and U.S. gov ernments, compounded with the increasing presence of the camer as, led Leavitt to form the Liber tarian Party of Seminole County last May. Leavitt has been speaking out at city meetings throughout Or ange and Seminole counties ever since. He most recently took is sue with the Winter Springs City Commission, which accepted a grant from the Department of Homeland Security last October to install surveillance cameras throughout the city. The idea of installing these cameras to prevent terrorism in Winter Springs is quite frank ly absurd, Leavitt said at last weeks Winter Springs City Com mission meeting. What are you signing up for and what are you subjecting your citizens to with the feds by ac cepting this grant? Orlando Attorney Jacob Stu art said its both unconstitutional and against Florida law for a city to use such devices in a public setting to record people without proper notice or consent. Thats a fundamental viola tion of the due-process right, Stuart said. Theres no question that crimes occur and we dont want crimes to occur, but we shouldnt just steamroll the rights of others and overall enjoyment of life un der this blanket of public safety. The Libertarian Party of Semi nole County, Leavitt said, plans of Winter Park for failing to pro lar surveillance cameras planted throughout the city, including up and down its downtown Park Avenue. At the state level in Tallahas see, efforts to stop cities from installing red-light cameras also House Rep. Frank Artiles (R-Mi ami), which would ban the cam eras moving forward after July 1, moved its way through the pipe line Jan. 9 as it was approved by a vote of 10-3 by the Houses Trans portation and Highway Safety Subcommittee. Retired Florida Highway Pa trol Lt. Paul Henry launched additional local opposition to the cameras last year after he released research showing that intersections with red-light cam eras in Winter Park hardly see any crashes related to red-light running to begin with. Henry also noted that from 1994 to 2010, the Department of Transportation released a sum mary of all the crashes in Florida Facts, which included when, The surveillance war TIM FREED The Voice PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE As Tallahassee lawmakers push to ban new cameras and cut camera ticket nes in half, members of the Libertarian Party are working to stop them locally. Please see CAMERAS on page 2 A group of burglars steal ing from unlocked cars across Central Florida just got smaller thanks efforts by local police. Seven arrests have been made in connection with a slew of car burglaries in Orange and Semi nole counties earlier this year, Oviedo Police Chief Jeffrey Chudnow announced Monday. There are 18 more individu potential suspects, all believed to be within the same group hitting Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, he said. Over the course of an inves tigation, with a combination of the Orange County Sheriffs Of and Winter Springs, we were able to identify a vast majority, if not all, of the individuals involved, Chudnow said. The detectives did an excel lent job running down leads, go ing through a lot of pawn slips and matching up credit cards to individuals that were in the area. Everybody combined did an ex cellent job to put a lot of those people in jail. An Oviedo Police investiga tion began following a rampant series of car burglaries within the city over the past two months. The city has seen 79 car burglar ies this year as of Feb. 6, gaining on the 109 total car burglaries from last year The Lake Rogers, Waverlee Woods and Alafaya Woods sub Car burglary suspects arrested Please see BURGLARS on page 2 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Burglars suspected of more than 100 heists were arrested in the past week. TIM FREED The Voice 20th Anniversary1995 2014 March 8th, 2014 Sponsored by: Some possibly still on the loose after car burglary spike Longwood resident prepares lawsuit to challenge surveillance cams


Page 2 | Feb 21 2014 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY FEB. 25, 1862 The U.S. Congress passes the Legal Tender Act, authorizing the use of paper notes to pay the govern divisions saw 35 burglaries in just one weekend at the beginning of this month. January had 43 car burglaries, taking place in subdivisions along Lockwood Boulevard. Chudnow said that the vast majority of stolen items have been recovered, from cameras and GPS devices to laptop computers and wallets. A car stolen by burglars after they discovered the keys in side was later recovered in Osceo la County. We werent the only ones that were being hit by this group, Oviedo Mayor Dominic Pers ampiere said. All the detectives worked together and were able to apprehend the folks responsible for it. Great job by not only the Oviedo Police Department and detectives, but all the agencies in volved. Orange County saw a spike in car burglaries this year as well. There were 25 reported burglaries in a 30-day span along the Apop ka-Vineland corridor, according to an alert on the Orange County Items were stolen from cars with no sign of forced entry in the North Bay, Sandpointe, Torey Pines, Pembroke and Bay Ridge subdivisions. Another call police received regarding car burglaries resulted in the death of Orange County Pine last week. The deputy had been investigating the group of car burglaries along the ApopkaVineland corridor when he came across 28-year-old suspect Benja min Holtermann. scene and fatally shot Pine when he followed in pursuit. Holtermann was later found dead with what appeared to be a A number of the arrested sus pects tied to the car burglaries are on probation for similar crimes, Chudnow said. They could face time. Police are continuing to build a case against the 18 remaining sus pects, but residents should contin ue to lock their cars at night and keep valuables out of plain sight, Chudnow said. Lock your doors and remove your valuables, please, Persamp iere said. It makes the police de partments job much easier. where and why each crash took place. But in 2011, the reports no longer listed the causes of each crash, he said. Florida had begun widely using the red-light cam eras during the previous year. The bottom line is that not only do they not reduce these crashes, theses cites and the state are going out of their way to hide this data, to not release it, Henry said. Ive never gotten a concrete answer as to why they wont pub lish this data. Leavitt knows theres still plenty of work to be done to pre serve the civil liberties of resi dents, never forgetting the im portance of the document that outlines their rights. I think the Constitution is the basis of what we need to go by to keep us strong as a country, Leavitt said. Its our guiding light. It still is. BURGLARS | Many caught thanks to local detectives, but other tri-county burglars may be on the loose CAMERAS | C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE How do local lawmakers feel about marijuana being on the ballot in November? Theres still plenty of fear of Reefer Mad ness scenarios if the law passes. The Florida Supreme Courts approval on Jan. 27 of a medical marijuana initiative on the gen legalization in the hands of Flor ida residents in the November election. The Sunshine State could join 20 other states that have already legalized medical marijuana if passed, but the potential for legal ization raises questions among lo cal law enforcement and govern As a healthcare provider and as a mayor, I would never want to stand in the way of medicine from getting to people that would have Ken Bradley said. If you peel this onion back in multiple ways and you look at the ordinance from afar that Ive seen in Colorado and Washington state, you have to ask yourself Is this being used for medicinal purposes or not? That to me is a very important distinction. But Bradleys greatest concern revolved around whether drivers would be impaired by marijuana, opening the door for more car ac cidents throughout the state. The hot topic of marijuana le galization comes before the U.S. with interesting timing, Bradley said. I listened to Jay Lenos last show and he said he never thought that 22 years later he would see tobacco being incred ibly outlawed and marijuana be ing brought in, Bradley said. You really cant smoke any where, but you can smoke mari juana freely. Pro-legalization activists point by states like Colorado and Wash ington State since legalizing mari juana. Colorado pulled more than $5 million in tax revenue during medical marijuana sales. But Winter Park Commissioner Steven Leary remained skeptical of that theory justifying legaliza tion. I think theres other ways to raise revenue without putting in place something that could pos sibly be detrimental to peoples health and could be a gateway drug to youths, Leary said. I think unfortunately its probably being used as a pawn in the effort to get certain groups to come out and vote. I think some of the work behind this effort is disingenuous. Other local cities such as Mait land and Oviedo are already pre paring for a potential legalization. Maitland City Attorney Cliff Shepard proposed that the city look into drafting municipal regu lations for potential medical mari juana sales before the legalization initiative goes up for citizen vote in November. Other Florida cities, such as Cocoa Beach, are already crafting ordinances relegating where medical marijuana dispen saries could set up shop to get ahead. Shepard said in other states where medical marijuana has been legalized, the cities with pre existing regulations were able to keep their statutes in place once federal mandates took hold. So, he said, if Maitland wants to have its own control of where dispen saries could pop up instead of folding to federal rules it needs to get working on an ordinance before November. I want to make sure we dont get behind the curve, he said. The Maitland City Council set plans to discuss the drafting of a potential ordinance an upcoming Council meeting. Oviedo Mayor Dominic Pers ampiere, City Manager Bryan Cobb and Police Chief Jeffrey Chudnow have already started discussions on how their city can get a leg up on issues that may come out medical marijuana. Some feel that medical mari juana for medical uses has a good purpose, and it probably does, Persampiere said. What con cerns me and its probably what would concern most in law en those who will try to skirt around the system and use it recreation ally. Well just have to wait and see. Floridas previous history of pain medication left Persampiere cautious of marijuana legaliza tion. Rampant drug addiction emerged throughout the state in 2010 due to hundreds of pain clin ics excessively selling medication and writing illegal prescriptions. The year-long crackdown that followed in 2011 resulted in po lice removing nearly half a mil lion pills off the streets and mak ing 2,150 arrests, including 34 doctors, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website. I just certainly hope that this doesnt turn into another round of the pill mills that we all dealt with involving the oxycodone, Pers ampiere said. Those are the types of things that law enforcement will have to prep themselves for. The concept of legalization alarmed Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle from a law enforcement perspective. Mari juanas potential of leading to harder drugs could eventually in crease drug crimes, Brunelle said. Can I attribute all of that be cause of marijuana? No, Brunelle said. But you could attribute the fact that most burglaries arent people trying to get money to feed their families, theyre trying to feed their addictions. The ballot items language it self raises other questions. Medi cal marijuana can only be used to treat debilitating illnesses, which creates a gray area for what I understand our politicians who get up there and say things like Its only going to be used for medical purposes. You can only get it with a prescription, Brunelle said. Lets be honest. Do you think 75 percent of the people in Colorado and Seattle who get bilitating disease? What is a debilitating dis ease? Residents in Colorado and Washington State no longer need marijuana after Jan.1, as per an amendment allowing recreational use passed by voters in the 2012 general election. Cities brace for medical marijuana vote TIM FREED The Voice Some still harbor 1930s-style Reefer Madness fears


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Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS Patti Green & Jeff Babineau USPS #008-093 Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Seminole Voice, 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 Publisher reserves right to edit or refuse all advertisements, announcements, articles and/or letters to the editor. Submission does not guarantee publication. Columnists opinions are made independently of the newspaper. All rights reserved. Seminole Voice 2014 Calendar FEB. 21 Kids at Indian Trails Middle School have put together a Broadway-style show featuring fantasy and reality col liding in a closet. Its the tale ofa little girl and her friends nding a monster in her closet, only the monster is more scared of them than they are of it. What happens when Emily has all her friends over for a slumber party to try to cap ture Missy? Do they capture Missy or someone else from Dreamland? Find out how friendship, ingenuity and a sprinkling of magic lead to a delightful solution to Emilys monster problem. Its all at Indian Trails Middle School for three days and four shows. Friday, Feb. 21 showtime is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 showtimes are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23 showtime is 2 p.m. Tickets are only $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Fore more information call 407-320-4350. FEB. 21-22 The Oviedo Womens Club annual Ga rage/Flea Market Sale is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 22. Its a huge indoor sale with antiques, artwork, jew elry, clothing, electronics, books, baby items, toys, furniture and more. Its at 414 King St. in Oviedo. FEB. 22 The Geneva Rural Heritage Center will be hosting the Seminole County Sher iffs Ofce on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. to dis cuss safety in the rural areas Its at 101 East Main St. in Geneva. The Rural Heritage Center is also looking for craft vendors for the Founders Day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22. Con tact Gail at or call 407-349-5579 for info on booth space. FEB. 24 The Seminole Cultural Arts Coun cils inaugural Golf Classic starts with registration at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at The Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes, 1700 Alaqua Lakes Blvd. in Longwood. Theres a shotgun start at noon. For more information, visit seminolecultur or call 407-302-1099. FEB. 26 Back by popular demand, Februarys Bagels and Business will be a speednetworking event hosted by Steven Placey from Rock Your Business. Neighboring chambers have been in vited to improve the pool of networkers and its free to attend! Its 8 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at the Oviedo Mall Community Room. Visit for more information. South and York, a Winter Springs farm-to-table bistro is holding a grand opening event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, including live music, door prizes and complimentary hors doeuvres courtesy of South and Yorks Chef Edgar Cruz. Its at 158 Tuskawilla Road, Suite 1300, in the Winter Springs Town Center. For more information, call 407-327-1600. FEB. 22 St. Lukes Concert Series presents Mu sic Knows No Borders! conducted by Laszlo Marosi at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at St. Lukes Lutheran Church in Oviedo. A preconcert Masterworks dialogue featuring guest composer Juan Trigos whose work Bartok will be played at the per formance is at 6 p.m. Also included in the program are Mussorgskys beloved Pictures at an Exhibition and Night on Bald Mountain, as well as UCFs 2013 Concerto Competition winner Michael Gribbroek performing Concerto for Ma rimba and Strings. Both events are free. Its at 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. For more information, visit stlukes-oviedo. org/concert-series or call 407-365-3408. The city of Casselberry invites all resi dents who can paint inside the lines to its rst-ever Street Art Project: a mu ral painting party at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. The life-sized paint-by-number party will take place at the intersection of Lilac Road and Palm Drive. The citys mural painting party will feature an origi nal design stenciled onto the street with sections numbered to correspond with a paint color. On painting day, residents of all ages will grab a paintbrush and make their mark on the owered streets, leav ing behind a masterpiece that will be unique to the neighborhood. Residents selected the illustration, created by local artist Marla E, in a January vote. Seminole State College of Floridas Cen ter for Information Technology will host the fth annual Hot New Technologies Expo on Saturday, Feb. 22, on the San ford/Lake Mary Campus. This free familyfriendly event will feature demonstrations and workshops on diverse technological topics such as cloud computing, gam ing, Windows 8 and computer security issues. New this year, the expo will offer two breakout sessions one each for elementary and middle school grades that focus on the basics of coding game apps for Android systems. This event be gins at 9 a.m. in the breezeway in front of the Wayne M. Densch Partnership Center. Early registration is recommended, but it is not required to attend. For more infor mation or to become an event sponsor, email Melinda White at whitemc@semi, or call 407-708-2447. To register for the expo, visit seminolestate. edu/it/techexpo FEB. 26 Represent your school for Boings end of the month dodgeball tournament It starts at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at 532 S. Econ Circle in Oviedo. A $75 entry fee includes open jump until close. Visit boingjump. com or call 407-542-7844 for more info. Dr. Gary D. McDonald OPTOMETRIC PHYSICIAN Oviedo VISION Center Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Glaucoma Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management FAMILY CALENDAR


Seminole Voice | Feb. 21, 2014 | Page 5 IN T ERES T S THIS WEEK IN HUMAN HISTORY FEB. 27, 1915 The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle is published. Sherlock Holmes had been a popular character Zach Brown took a long, treacherous route to adulthood. At age 5 he was adopted by his grandparents, but when his be havior both at home and school got out of hand, he was sent back into foster care. Separated from his half-sisters, he was again ad opted at the age of 12. A troubled kid, Brown admits he was hard to handle. I was always rebelling, getting into trouble at school, he said. At home I just couldnt seem to bond with my new mom. Just after his 18th birthday, he mom over some of his belongings that were missing. He went to school, believing everything was place to live. With no place else to turn, the Winter Park High School senior spent time at friends houses, even sleeping in a friends closet, until he ended up being invited to stay with his girlfriends family. He stayed there for a couple of months until a spot opened up for him at Covenant House, a group home facility for homeless teens and young adults. Then Robin McLeod, of Walk Their Shoes Inc., came into his life. McLeod is a volunteer guard ian ad litem for the 18th Judicial Court and said she personally knows the needs of teens aging out of foster care. She herself was once a ward of the courts, and knows well the tion to adulthood with little to no help. The mission of Oviedo-based Walk Their Shoes is to provide individualized assistance to teens ageing out of foster care in the way of transportation, childcare, or help getting or furnishing an apartment. Everyone who receives as sistance is also required to pay it forward in some way, by speaking to middle or high school kids or volunteering at local charities. While Zach did not strictly age out of foster care, he still need in life, McLeod said. The state of Florida recently recognized the needs of kids like Brown by passing new legislation that went into effect Jan. 1. The law, called the Nancy C. Detert Common Sense and Compassion Independent Living Act, allows kids in foster care to remain there until age 21 (previ ously 18) as long as they meet cer tain conditions, the goal being to give them more time to progress into adulthood while still having a stable home base. While Browns situation is dif ferent from those in foster care, his needs are not. McLeod stepped in during one of Browns darkest hours and helped him take important steps toward a good future. I wasnt expecting anyone to help, Brown said. Then sudden ly she was there. She just has this vibe, this attitude that says every thing is going to be OK. I realized I cant do this by myself, I need support, and Ms. Robin was there for me. Nearly a year after entering Covenant House, Brown moved December. McLeod provided Brown with living room furniture and took him shopping for essentials like dishes and clothes to furnish his new place. Just a few weeks ago, he Cobalt. Brown still has the bike he received through McLeod from an anonymous donor. Until he got the car, his trusty bike was what got him back and forth to his job washing cars at Fields BMW. Now 19 years old, Brown dreams of moving up at the car dealership, perhaps going into management. He got his GED while at Cov enant House a month earlier than he would have graduated from high school and hasnt ruled out going to college one day. With a steady job, a stable home and a vehicle, things are looking up for Brown, but there is one important element missing in his life. Id still like to have the kind of family I always wanted. Id like to be a good dad someday and raise a family the way I wish I had been raised, he said. Until then, McLeod and her family have taken Brown under their wing. We still talk or text at least once a day, she said. Ms. Robin treats me like fam ily, Brown said. I can always come back to her, knowing she will be there. Brown said just knowing that someone is there for him makes all the difference. Learning to walk a less-treacherous path PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBIN MCLEOD Zach Brown had his life turned around thanks to an Oviedo-based program. ALLISON OLCSVAY The Voice Walk Their Shoes is having a chili cook-off, hosted by Hour glass Brewery of Longwood on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. with all proceeds ben $10 to enter the contest, $5 to taste the entries. You also get $1 off beer with admission. The grand prize is $250. Visit walk for more infor mation on the cause. 5900 Oleander Dr., Orlando, FL 32807Thursday, Feb. 27th5 p.m. 11 p.m.Good Shepherd Night$15 all you can rideFriday, Feb. 28th5 p.m. 11 p.m.$15 all you can rideSaturday, Mar. 1st12 p.m. 11 p.m.$25 all you can ride (12 p.m. 11 p.m.) Sunday, Mar. 2nd12 p.m. 6 p.m. For Tickets Call 321.268.1125 Or Visit Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc


Page 6 | Feb 21 2014 | Seminole Voice AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY FEB. 20, 1927 Golfers in South Carolina were arrested for violating the Sabbath. Two years later to the day, the Boston Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field, which was also home of the Boston Braves. FORECLOSURE DEFENSELAW OFFICE OF TIMOTHY A. MORANCertified Florida Specific Foreclosure Prevention CounselorTel: 407-366-TLAW (8529) Fax: 407-366-8528 1750 W. Broadway St., Ste. 118 Oviedo, FL 32765Initial Consultation FREE! 2013 Voted Best Law Firm in Oviedo The Knights got revenge and righted their season in one game on the hard court at the University of South Florida on Feb. 15. After losing in overtime 10 days earlier to the Bulls, the Knights edged them 75-74 and snapped a ninegame losing streak at the same time. Isaiah Sykes needed 27 points to keep the Knights within a shot seconds, his last shot would seal the deal. I think this is the best game weve played as a team, Sykes told after the than a month the Knights shot better than 50 percent as a team, with four players entering double digits. Justin McBride would again prove himself a scoring machine from the bench, dropping 13 points in the basket in just 14 min For the Knights, it was only their second win in 11 games of American Athletic Conference play. Their two wins have come by a cumulative three-point mar gin. Thankfully their wins over USF and Temple the other two teams in the bottom of the confer ence have kept them out of last place. Wednesday night at press time they faced the AACs top team, No. 7 Cincinnati (23-3, 12-1), at home. High school basketball A defensive slugfest kept Ovie gional tournament with a 49-46 win over Wekiva on Tuesday. R.J. June and Matt Milon each had a dozen points in the game, though the Lions spread the ball around with three others nearing doubledigit scoring. The game against Crestview have to play on the road this post season. Crestview, which won 6765 over Tallahassees Lincoln, has won both its regional games by a cumulative margin of just four points. The Lions trounced Buch The game against Crestview tips off at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Crest view, near Pensacola. Knights have their revenge on Bulls PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE The Knights bounced back from a nine-game losing streak to beat USF Feb. 15. ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice


Seminole Voice | Feb. 21, 2014 | Page 7 HEAL T HY LIVING Several years ago, National Geographic produced an article on the chemistry of love. Re searchers had shown that falling in love pro duced el evated levels of dopamine, the chemical that produces feelings of in tense energy and exhilara tion. Maybe dopamine is why people in love so often act dopey! The bad news is that a dopa mine-rush tops out at 18 months or so. That is why people fall out of love after a while. Unless, of course, oxytocin, the chemical of bonding and wellbeing kicks in in the meantime. Then the re lationship could last for years, though perhaps without the do pamine kick. So, what causes the dopaminevary. Some researchers believe it is visual (waist-to-hip ratio in fe males, rugged lookswhatever those arein males). An even more fascinating theory has to do with smell. A Swiss scientist had a sample of 49 women smell the sweaty T-shirts of a variety of men with a range of genotypes (genetic variations). The women tended to pick the shirts of men who had very different genotypes from them as best smelling. I guess op posites really do attract! With all this biological infor mation now available about love, I was wondering how it might change some of our love songs: Killing Me Softly with His Smell Ill Be There, as Long as the Oxytocin Holds Out I Just Called to Say My Neu ro-receptors Are Going Wild Always in My Nose Crazy (cant improve on this one since Serotonin levels in lovers and OCD people are the same) Well, you get the idea. Im glad scientists are doing so much to help us understand how the human brain works. Im not so sure that all human experience is reducible to chemistry, though. I just participated in the renewal of vows for a couple who have been married for 61 years. Their take on love was a little different than National Geographics. The man wrote: Understanding and respect ing each others strengths and weaknesses, accepting and loving each other, just as we are, without criticizing or trying to change the other is really our secret for 61 years of loving, living, and look ing forward to eternity together. With Gods help, they built a life that has survived the ups and downs of dopamine and oxytocin, and thrived. Kind of makes you wonder if love isnt really more about theology than biology? For a tongue-in-cheek look at the chemistry of love check out Lauren Slaters article: http://bit. ly/1gNQibW The chemistry of chemistry (of romance) Jim Govatos Reality Lines Like a vampire, high blood pressure can be silent and de structive, yet manageable. Hyperten sion, or high blood pres sure, means the pressure on the walls of your arteries is high. Think of what happens to a garden hose with pro longed high pressure. The hose gets stiff, cracks, and leaks. Or explodes, which is what can happen with a stroke. Over time, the high pressure damages the elasticity of the blood vessels, so the pres sure increases and the heart has to pump harder, leading to a cascade of risks for bad medical events as you age. In general, normal, healthy blood pressure is lower than 120/80 (with both numbers lower). The first number (sys tolic) is the pressure when your heart beats. The second number (diastolic) is the pressure when the heart rests between beats. Blood pressures that are usually between 120/80 and 140/90 are considered prehyperten sion a warning that now is a good time to bring that pressure down. A consistent blood pres sure at or above 140/90 is high and may need both lifestyle changes and medications to bring the pressure down. People with other health conditions, such as diabetes, may need to aim for lower blood pressures. About one in three adults have high blood pressure. As we age, more of us develop it. Your kidneys, hormones, nervous system, blood vessels, and water and salt in your body all influence your blood pres sure. Having a relative with high blood pressure, being overweight, no physical activ ity, smoking, and drinking too much alcohol raise your risks of hypertension. Diabetes, gout, and kidney disease also raise your high blood pressure risks. Foods high in sodium, like just about anything canned and any frozen entrees, increase your blood pressure. Reading the sodium content on food labels is usually shocking. The good news is that the medications for high blood pressure work well, once you and your health care provider have the right medication and dose figured out. Fresh fruits and vegetables, low fat diet, drinking in moderation and regular physical activity can help lower your blood pres sure or prevent it from rising. Exercise and healthy eating can make a big difference. Even a small weight loss can bring the numbers down. It helps to keep a record of your blood pressures and bring it to your medical appoint ments. That way your health care provider can see what your blood pressure has been in your daily life, not just when you are in his or her office. You can purchase a home blood pres sure monitor at drugstores and medical supply stores. You can also get it checked at most fire houses and drugstores. Think of it as akin to a speedometer that tells you how you are doing. Tips to help you calm hypertension Dr. Nancy Rudner Lugo Health Action Its TAX time. Appointments Available 7 Days a Week!Tax Form Processing LLC4070 Aloma Ave., Suite 1010 Winter Park, FL 32792Tel: (407) Proudly Serving the Orlando Area for 19 years! Scan QR Code 40$ 00OffTax PreparationMust present this coupon at time service is provided. Offer valid for one-time use. Cannot be combined with any other offer. 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Page 8 | Feb 21 2014 | Seminole Voice Now through March 30 Busytown (for children of all ages) Richard Scarrys stories and characters come to life in Busy town through March 30 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. Using imaginative music and movement, Huckle Cat takes the audience on a tour of his neigh borhood introducing Farmer Pig and Grocer Cat, Construction Worker, and Fire Chief all work ing together to keep Busytown busy. For children of all ages, call 407-896-7365 or visit orland Feb. 21 to March 2 The Orlando Premiere of Terminus The Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration) will present Mark ORowes darkly visceral and very Irish work Terminus at the Shakespeare Center from Feb. 21 to March 2. The often hilari ous and always-surprising play mother, and an awkward young man living in a world of singing serial killers, avenging angels and lovesick demons. First produced at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2007, call 407-328-9005 for reservations. Feb. 21 and 22 Concertos by Candlelight: Vivaldi and Bach The 2014 Concertos by Candlelight presents a playful and passionate program featur ing Vivaldis Bassoon Concerto and Credo for choir coupled with violinist Lara St. John performing Bachs Violin Concerto No. 1 and Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Bach Festival Orchestra. Perfor mances are set for Feb. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Rollins College. Call 407-646-2182 or visit bachfes Feb. 22 A tribute to Louis Armstrong Since 1989 Byron Striplings tribute to Louis Satchmo Arm strong has been performed before 50 orchestras throughout the United States. Striplings trum pet virtuosity and vocal stylings have brought classics like Sweet Georgia Brown and Minnie the Moocher to audiences at Lin coln Center and Carnegie Hall. In two performanc es, on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Stripling will join the Orlando Philharmonic at the Bob Carr PAC to celebrate the musicianship, wit and showmanship of Louis Armstrong. Call 407-477-1700 or visit Feb. 22 Live from Orlando Its Science Night Live! Us grown-ups get to take over the Orlando Science Center when its reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Guests will cel ebrate Thomas Edisons birthday by witnessing the electrify ing High Voltage show; experience the premiere of Flight of the Butter CineDome; view stars and planets through the giant tele scope in the Observato ry; conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dares Laboratory; delight in food and adult beverages; and engage in science trivia to win prizes. Dress code is casual science nerd. Call 407-514-2000 or visit Feb. 22 Cocina 214s Margarita Madness Recipe Contest Frozen, on the rocks or straight up with a salted rimmargari tas are the libation of choice on Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. as Cocina 214 celebrates National Margarita Day with the Margarita Mad ness Recipe Contest. Contenders submit margarita recipes for a chance to win a $100 gift card and have their recipe featured on the drink menu. The top three contestants will go head-to-head, making their margarita recipes at the celebration with complimen tary samples offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cocina 214 is at 151 E. Welbourne Ave. in Winter Park. Visit or call 407790-7997. Feb. 22 and 23 Downtown (Orlando) Food & Wine Fest The annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Feb. 22 (noon to 9 p.m.) and Feb. 23 (noon to 7 p.m.) for the thou sands of foodies and wine-lovers who wish to experience unique cuisine paired with wines from around the globe. Located in Or lando at Lake Eola, the two-day Fest features tastings from 40 of Orlandos premier restaurants, wine tastings, and live entertain ment. New for 2014 are ticket choices that include the Ultimate Fest Experience, the Wine Tasters K4 12th grade Oviedo Campus 407-971-2221.MA.e Master's Academy, a community Christian school, admits students of any race, color and national ethnic origin. Thank you for voting TMA Best Private School! Josh Garrick Culture for your calendar Chicken Chomp Contest Chicken Citrus Celery 20 Wings 20 Celery 20oz Orange Juice Sponsored by:Register at www.TasteofOviedo.org10 / $20 gi cards to local restaurants1st place:Entry fee$20Presented by: Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ Please see CULTURE on next page TRIBUTE TO LOUIS


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Joey, young Alberts beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and caught up in an extraordinary journey as Albert, too young to enlist, embarks on a treacher ous mission to bring him home. music and song, packed theaters in London and New York. With the theatricality of life-sized pup pets that bring to life galloping horses, call 800-448-6322 for your tickets. Feb. 26 Chili for Charity The Rotary Club of Winter Parks Chili for Charity event returns with creative chili recipes with a Winter Park attitude. Local restaurants, caterers and businesses compete for the coveted Peoples Choice award while having their dishes evalu ated by a panel of judges as live entertainment, drinks, dessert and a live auction round out the evening at the Winter Park Farm ers Market. 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Marlows Tavern, and The Meat House are three of the more than dozen competitors in this upscale chili cook-off set for Feb. 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Feb 26 Wine & Wit: A roast celebrating Dick Batchelor Raise your glasses to toast (and roast) one of Central Flori das most respected and admired community leaders Dick Batch elor, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives and current businessman, politi cal analyst, and child advocate. The evening will include live music, a special menu from 4Riv ers Smokehouse and The COOP with live cooking demonstration by Chef John Rivers, silent auc tion and the entertaining roast honoring Dick Batchelor. Begin ning at 6 p.m. at Quantum Leap Winery in Orlando, the Roastmaster is Scott Maxwell of the Orlando Sentinel. Other roasters include Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Mayor Buddy Dyer, Congressman Lou Frey, Mark NeJame and more. Call 407-215-0095, ext. 211, or email mdearth@impow Feb. 28 Don Quixote by the Moscow Festival Ballet Rich in Spanish tradition (and Russian ballet bravado), Don Quixote (the ballet) brings Cer vantes masterpiece to life in the timeless story of an aging knight and his imaginary adventures. Setting out to rescue the lady of his dreams, Don Quixote leads a charge against invisible rivals, puppets and windmills. The Moscow Festival Ballet merges the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach for one performance only at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28. 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Page 10 | Feb 21 2014 | Seminole Voice VOI C ES THIS WEEK IN POLITICAL HISTORY FEB. 21, 1885 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 17, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 17, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 17, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 17, 2014 EDITORIAL CARTOONS Grade school earth science taught us that rocks get pummeled into smaller bits through freezes and thaws, ero sion, wind, and gravity. Eventually reaching the size of bacterially digestible powder, the miner als of the rocks are then released into biologically neces sary soil amend ments. Usurped by plant roots and incorporated into the living layer on the surface of our planet, we end up with what is known as dirt. Spreading some garden limestone powder over our lawn is a common practice. Let us take this simple landscaping technique and ramp it up to an epic scale. Ice ages, which send glaciers over vast stretches of our continental landmasses, routinely cycle through our weather pat terns in time frames lasting hundreds of thousands of years. The inter-glacial pe riod we are now enjoying usually lasts for ten to twelve thousand years. We are now into year eleven thousand of our vacation from the glaciers. Leading into the ice ages, vast amounts of moisture are deposited onto sheets of ice over the poles by storms brewed in equatorial regions. This ice, recognized as glaciers, slowly moves downhill, grinding the bedrock into smaller pieces. (Liquid water run-off from modern day glaciers is called glacial milk, and is considered very nutritious.) So much moisture is locked into the glaciers that much of the Earth is very dry; sea levels drop hundreds of feet. As the glacial rock dust spews into the wind, it is spread over the planet, fertil izing the soil, muddying the glaciers, and eventually bringing the ice age to another inter-glacial respite. What we call global warming is merely the precursor to climate change, which will be the next glaciation. The hu man-exacerbated amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere provoke weather responses that we recognize as gradually stronger storms. The near-term of a chang ing climate will be seen as a warming trend, even melting the Arctic icecap, dis rupting weather patterns, dislodging even more violent storms upon a now matured civilization. What we experience as routine weather is merely the calm between the normalcy of severer storms. Humanity can make a difference in the foregone conclusion of climate cycles by managing the amounts of greenhouse gases stockpiled in the air we breathe. Sequestering carbon by making compost or bio-char is a practice used by many gardeners. Use rock dust fertilizers to emulate the best of a portending disaster. Spread some greensand, (a potassium rich fertilizer), locally mined rock phosphate, limestone, and mineral accumulating seaweed on the garden to accelerate plant growth. We have spurred on our immi nently unhappy climate coda, but we can also eschew its eventual outcome. Soil, minerals, the ice age and glacial milk Tom Carey From my garden to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and email him at WHO IS CAREY > The United Way represents many things. We are a community impact agent. We are a fundraiser. We are a bridge that links a diverse community. We are local people solving local problems, with local solutions We Live United. But in our community we cant do it alone. Every day in almost every way government laws, rules and regulations shape how we address our most pressing community problems. Sometimes they help, sometimes they hinder, but they al ways have a tremendous impact on how suited for us in Central Florida. The Heart of Florida United Way is join ing the other 31 United Ways across Flor ida to help our policymakers understand how they can help us locally by support ing policies that will assist our efforts dur ing the 2014 legislative session that begins on March 4. Our 2014 Florida United Way Consensus Legislative Agenda is grounded in the philosophy that government should maximize revenues, invest in cost-effective and proven programs, allow local commu nities to determine the best use of resources and, to the greatest extent possible, orient spending to prevention programs. While Floridas United Ways will main tain our advocacy in 2014 for elder care, parent skill-building, mentoring, abuse and neglect prevention, behavioral health, chil dren with disabilities, and more, our focus will be in three areas critically important to our communities. We will urge legislators and our congressional delegation to: quality early learning programs for all chil dren. credits for low income households. health coverage for all Floridians. We hope you will join us in this impor tant advocacy work. Make a call to a policy maker about any of these issues or any other issue important to you. Help us work together to create policies that support our community. Live United! Robert H. (Bob) Brown, President & CEO of Heart of Florida United Way Boosting education, income and health BOB BROWN Heart of Florida United Way CEO


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Page 12 | Feb 21 2014 | Seminole Voice MindGym February 17, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 17, 2014 King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 17, 2014 MindGym February 17, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your efforts in behalf of a colleague do not go unnoticed, let alone unappreciated. Meanwhile, arrange to spend more time investigating that troubling fact you recently uncovered. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Devoting a lot of time to a current career move means having less time for those in your private life. But once you explain the circumstances, they should understand and be supportive. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Organizing your many duties in order of importance should help you get through them pretty quickly. Addi tional information puts that still-to-bemade decision in a new light. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Lin gering bad feelings over a recent misunderstanding should fade as recon ciliation efforts continue. Meanwhile, vacation plans might need to be revised because of new developments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Love dominates the Lions heart this week, with Cupid shooting arrows at single Leos and Leonas looking for romance. Partnered pairs also enjoy strengthened relationships. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Getting to Know You should be the single Virgos theme song as you and that special person discover more about one another. That workplace situation needs looking into. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might be upset at having your objectivity questioned in the handling of a dispute. But it would be wise to re-examine your feelings to make sure youre being fair with both sides. SCORPIO (October 23 to Novem ber 21) A family dispute creates mixed feelings about how you hope it will be ultimately resolved. Best advice: Stay out of it and let the involved parties work it through by themselves. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Making an effort to smooth over even the smallest obstacles now will go a long way to assuring that things run smoothly once youre set to move on with your plans. CAPRICORN (December 22 to Jan uary 19) A challenge to your authority can be upsetting, but your longtime supporters want you to defend your position so you can win over even your most adamant detractors. AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febru ary 18) Being unable to get involved in a friends problem calls for an honest approach. Provide explanations, not excuses. Another friend might be able to offer support for your decision. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You find yourself swimming in circles, looking for some way to get back on a straight course. But things get easier once youre able to refocus your ener gies. BORN THIS WEEK: Youre known for your charm and your wis dom, and theres no one who wouldnt want you to be part of his or her life. 2014 King Features Syndicate March 6, 1475, Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, is born in the vil lage of Caprese. His most important early work was the Pieta (1498), which showed the body of Christ in the lap of the Virgin Mary. He extracted the two perfectly balanced figures of the Pieta from a single block of marble. March 8, 1862, the Confederate ironclad Virginia wreaks havoc on a Yankee squadron off Hampton Roads, Va., when it attacked the U.S.S. Cum berland. Other Union ships fired back, but the shots were, in the words of one observer, having no more effect than peas from a pop-gun. March 3, 1931, President Her bert Hoover signs a congressional act making The Star-Spangled Banner the official national anthem of the United States. In 1814, Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics after witnessing the massive overnight British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812. March 4, 1944, Louis Lepke Buchalter, the head of Murder, Inc., is executed at Sing Sing Prison in New York. Lepke was the leader of the countrys largest crime syndicate throughout the 1930s. His downfall came when several members of his notorious killing squad became witnesses for the government. March 9, 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. Barbies appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German comic-strip character, and originally was marketed as a racy gag gift to adult men. March 5, 1977, the Dial-aPresident radio program, featuring President Jimmy Carter and CBS news anchorman Walter Cronkite, airs for the first time. Approximately 9 million calls flooded the radio studio during the two-hour broadcast. March 7, 1987, Mike Tyson defeats James Bonecrusher Smith to unify the WBA and WBC heavy weight titles. At age 20, Tyson became the youngest undisputed heavyweight champion in boxing history. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. King Features Weekly ServiceFebruary 17, 2014 MindGymFebruary 17, 2014 MindGym February 17, 2014