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    • Animal shelter seeks DeSoto location OUR TOWN PAGE 1 CharlotteSun MISSION TO MARS LANDS INDIANAPOLIS 500 AND WEEKLY HERALD Phoenix Lander touches down on Martian soil; NASA DIXON DRINKS THE MILK New Zealander wins iconic American race. SPORTS preparing to conduct experiments. FRONT PAGE 2 PAGE 1 AN EDITION OF THE SUN VOL. 116 NO. 147 AMERICA’S BEST COMMUNITY DAILY M O N D A Y M AY 2 6 , 2 0 0 8 www.sun-herald.com 50 cents This Memorial Day, veterans and their families predict how Iraq, Cummings: Afghanistan conflicts will be remembered County should hire Roger Baltz By JOHN HAUGHEY commissioner, Cummings STAFF WRITER said he has interviewed Charlotte County Com- candidates for nine admin- missioners Tuesday will istrator or executive direc- decide whether to launch a tor positions with the nationwide search for a county, the Peace new county administrator River/Manasota Regional or hire the candidate most Water Authority, the feel is ideally suited — Southwest Florida Regional Interim County Administra- Planning Council and other tor Roger Baltz. entities. “When you got the right “The most difficult part is man in front you, use him,” getting a handle on the Commissioner Adam character of the person,” he Cummings said. said. Baltz, an assistant county That’s not an unknown administrator, was named quality with Baltz, Cum- interim administrator April mings said. 8, after Bruce Loucks “We have worked with resigned. Roger Baltz for years and we Commissioners gave know he has the right stuff,” Baltz a 60-day contract with he said. a $13,860 raise, bringing his Cummings said it would annual salary to about be “unfair” to invite other $140,000. candidates in a “pointless” Although they can extend and expensive executive the contract, Cummings search. and several fellow commis- Commissioner Tricia sioners want to resolve the Duffy has suggested matter in Tuesday’s meet- conducting a free candidate ing, which begins at 9 a.m. search through the Florida in commission chambers at City and County Manage- the County Administration ment Association. SUN PHOTO BY PAM STAIK, pstaik@sun-herald.com Center, 18500 Murdock You can e-mail Circle. John Haughey at Carl Gause, 62, of Arcadia, says the U.S. has no other choice but to stay the course in Iraq. In his 14 years as a jhaughey@sun-herald.com. Sun staff writers Jason Witz, Pam Staik, Ed Scott and Steve Smith interviewed area veterans and their families and asked them how the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will be remembered by veterans in 10 or 20 years. Here are their responses. Mahoney honors Becky Hall and Vietnam veteran Carl Gause have experienced war in two dramatically different ways. veterans and Their experiences will color how they recollect the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hall will always remember the Middle East conflict active personnel as the most tragic event of her life. By PAMELA STAIK tion briefings. STAFF WRITER After leaving “It was the war that took my son’s innocence,” she said. “It took his childhood, and it took his life.” Paying homage to India, Eric Hall wasn’t the same when he returned from veterans and active service Mahoney will Afghanistan in 2004. He could no longer remember personnel was a priority meet with simple things and his behavior had become erratic. for U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney President The 24-year-old U.S. Marine was deployed to Iraq Sunday. Pervez in 2005. His tour ended several months later when “I can tell you that on MAHONEY Musharraf in Sun File photo a roadside bomb severely wounded his leg. this Memorial Day, Ameri- Islamabad, Doctors repaired the bone and muscle, but Hall ca has a lot to be proud Pakistan. Becky Hall says the war of,” Mahoney, D-Palm Despite his various in Iraq took her son Eric’s never recovered mentally. Hall, who was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress Beach Gardens, said stops, the most inspira- innocence and life. Eric Hall, disorder, disappeared in February following a war during a media conference tional for him was at a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, returned home with flashback. He was found inside a drainage pipe near call while in New Delhi. Landstuhl Regional post-traumatic stress disorder his aunt’s Harbour Heights home March 9. “The veterans should be Medical Center in Ger- and went missing from his “I still cry every day,” Becky Hall said. very, very proud because many, where Mahoney met Charlotte County home. He was Gause, 62, of Arcadia, served for 20 years in the their legacy is being with staff members and found dead days later. United States Army, beginning in 1963. carried on by this genera- wounded soldiers. He retired in 1983 with the rank of special forces tion of the military.” Mahoney reported that master sergeant. The call came during morale was high. Considering the things he saw in his life and his Mahoney’s weekend trip, “As we went from room experiences in the military, Gause said the war in Iraq which took him to a to room and talked to the will probably be looked upon as a necessary evil. hospital in Germany, as soldiers, these men and “We didn’t want to go,” he said, “but we needed to.” well as Kabul, Afghanistan, women, it’s inspirational,” where he attended Drug REFLECTIONS | P6 Enforcement Administra- MAHONEY | P7 China aftershock AP PHOTO Chinese walk on a collapsed bridge destroys 71,000 homes following the May 12 earthquake at Xiaoyutong near Pengzhou town, By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN explosives to unblock a debris- southwest China's ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER clogged river threatening to flood Sichuan Province CHENGDU, China — A powerful homeless quake survivors. Sunday. One of the aftershock destroyed tens of thou- The fresh devastation came after a most powerful sands of homes in central China on magnitude 6.0 aftershock — among the aftershocks to hit Sunday, killing two people and most powerful recorded since the initial quake-ravaged straining recovery efforts from the May 12 quake, according to the U.S. central China country’s worst earthquake in three Geological Survey. The China National damaged thousands decades. More than 480 others were Seismic Network said the aftershock of homes, killing one injured. person and injuring Meanwhile, soldiers rushed with CHINA | P7 dozens more Sunday. INDEX| FRONT: State 2 | Nation 2,5,8,9 | World 5,9,10 | Health 13 | Weather 14 | TV Grid 13,14 | OUR TOWN: Police Beat 3 | Obituaries 5 | Abby 17 | Crossword 16 Daily Edition 50¢ High Low MAKE A WISH CHARLIE SAYS ... Grillin’ and chillin’ are great, but just 89 66 Sunny and less humid A teen cancer survivor from North Port and her family go to Hawaii. OUR TOWN PAGE 1 remember those who sacrificed so you could have the opportunity. 7 05252 00025 8 Send suggestions to charliesays@sun-herald.com
    • Front Page 2 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com STATE/NATIONAL NEWS The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 | STATE Lotto jackpot Phoenix spacecraft makes soft landing on Mars grows to $41M PASADENA, Calif. (AP) study whether the ice ever — A NASA spacecraft melted at some point in TALLAHASSEE — The plunged into the atmos- Mars’ history when the jackpot in the Florida phere of Mars and suc- planet had a warmer Lotto game has grown to cessfully landed in the Red r. environment than the at least $41 million after Planet’s northern polar current harsh, cold one it no one matched the six region on Sunday, where it currently has. winning numbers in the will begin 90 days of Scientists do not expect latest drawing, lottery digging in the permafrost to find water in its liquid officials said Sunday. to look for evidence of the form at the Phoenix A total of 63 tickets building blocks of life. landing site because it’s matched five numbers to Cheers swept through too frigid. But they say that win $6,563 each; 3,802 mission control at NASA’s if raw ingredients of life tickets matched four Jet Propulsion Laboratory exist anywhere on the numbers for $88 each; and when the touchdown planet, they likely would 79,080 tickets matched signal from the Phoenix be preserved in the ice. three numbers for $6 each. Mars Lander was detected Phoenix, however, The winning Florida after a nailbiting descent. cannot detect signs of Lotto numbers selected Engineers and scientists alien life that may exist Saturday: 19-30-36-41- hugged and high-fived one now or once existed. 44-52. another. The only other time “In my dreams it NASA searched for Amber Alert couldn’t have gone as chemical signs of life was girl found ‘OK’ perfectly as it went,” AP PHOTO during the Viking mis- project manager Barry This undated photo released by NASA made available from the European Space Agency sions. Neither lander BELLEVILLE, Ill. — The Goldstein said. “It went shows an artist’s rendering of NASA’s Marian lander “Phoenix,” which landed on the Red found conclusive evidence father of an Illinois girl right down the middle.” Planet Sunday night. of life. found in Florida with a 49- Among Phoenix’s first Phoenix avoided the year-old man says he’s heat shield and backshell, chutes and cushioned air Like a tourist in a foreign doom of its sister space- tasks were to check its been told she’s OK and will and firing thrusters to slow bags to bounce to the country, the lander initially craft, the Mars Polar power supply and the be home in a few days. to a 5 mph touchdown. surface. will take in the sights health of its science Lander, which in 1999 Husien Ahmad’s daugh- The radio signal confirm- Phoenix’s landing is a during its first week on the crashed into the south instruments, and unfurl its ter disappeared from ing the landing came at relief for NASA since Mars Red Planet. It will talk with pole after prematurely solar panels after the dust Belleville East High School 4:53 p.m. PDT. has a reputation of ground controllers settled. Mission managers cutting off its engines. The on Tuesday. A school “Touchdown detected!! swallowing spacecraft. through three Mars said there would be a two- Polar Lander loss, along surveillance camera We’re on the surface of More than half of all orbiters, which will relay hour blackout period as with the earlier loss of an caught images of 15-year- Mars and there is celebra- nations’ attempts to land data and images. Phoenix conducted the orbiter the same year, old Roza Ahmad being tion in Mission Control!!” on Mars have failed. Phoenix is equipped checks while out of view forced NASA to overhaul picked up in the school JPL engineer Brent Phoenix’s target landing with an 8-foot-long arm from Earth. its Mars exploration parking lot by a man. Shockley blogged from site was 30-mile-wide capable of digging trench- program. Phoenix plunged into Authorities in Florida inside mission control. shallow valley in the high es in the soil to get to ice the Martian atmosphere at Phoenix, named after arrested Heriberto Torres It’s the first successful northern latitudes similar that is believed to be more than 12,000 mph the mythical bird that is Rodriguez on Friday, soft landing on Mars since in location to Earth’s buried inches to a foot after a 10-month, 422 reborn from its ashes, saying a tip led them to a the twin Viking landers Greenland or northern deep. Then it will analyze million-mile voyage inherited hardware from a residential address in touched down in 1976. Alaska. The site was the dirt and ice samples through space. lander mission that was Opa-Locka, Fla., where NASA’s twin rovers, which chosen because images for traces of organic It performed a choreo- scrapped after the back- the girl was found. successfully landed on from space spied evidence compounds, the chemical to-back Mars losses, and graphed dance that The father says FBI Mars four years ago, used of a reservoir of frozen building blocks of life. included unfurling its carries similar instruments agents have seized his a combination of para- water close to the surface. The lander also will parachute, shedding its that flew on Polar Lander. daughter’s personal computer. He says his daughter is now with police, and he’s told she’s well. “People tell me she’s OK,” he says. Clearwater eyes sewage for drinking water Authorities earlier had CLEARWATER (AP) — While the permitting water for crops and residents. The county the treated water to the said the girl met Clearwater residents process alone takes lawns for decades. But, plans to double the aquifer, said Robert Rodriguez in Puerto Rico could someday be about five years, the most recognizing the differ- plants capacity next year. Fahey, the city’s utilities about a year ago. drinking treated sewage. difficult part of the ence between giving To turn sewage into engineering manager. City officials are change could be con- treated wastewater to drinking water, lightly Each well could cost as looking to meet the ever- vincing residents that it’s plants and giving it to treated wastewater is much as $1 million. Body of missing increasing demand for safe. So at a public people, city officials have processed through a Not everyone is sold on swimmer found drinking water with meeting in the next few engineers looking at microfilter to remove any the change. Critics claim PANAMA CITY BEACH, purified wastewater. months, Clearwater’s city other areas that have solids or bacteria. The the process is too vulner- — Authorities have found They say recycling manager and mayor plan already started using the water is treated again to able to human error, and the body of a swimmer wastewater would take to drink water from a relatively new technolo- remove any viruses, drugs dangerous contaminants who went missing in pressure off the aquifer, community that is gy. or contaminants. Ultra- could pass through the Panama City Beach, but cut the amount of already using purified In California, Orange violet light and hydrogen filtration process. are searching for another sewage running into wastewater. County has become one peroxide are used to Thomas W. Reese, a St. missing swimmer. local waters and eventu- “We’re going to have to of the first places in the remove anything else. The Petersburg attorney who Bay County Sheriff’s ally trim water bills. drink a glass to demon- country to treat sewage water is then pumped specializes in environ- Office spokesman Sgt. Clearwater’s plan is to strate the credibility to to a level fit for human into the ground, and it mental law and water Robbie Newsome says treat the sewage, and our discussions,” City consumption. The takes about six months to issues, cited a 1998 21-year-old Pierre E. then pipe it into the Manager Bill Horne told county opened the reach residents. report from the nonprofit Allen of Water Valley, ground to recharge the the St. Petersburg Times. world’s largest water- Clearwater has the group National Research Miss., was spotted by a aquifer. That’s where Recycling wastewater is purification project in equipment to upgrade Council that said recy- helicopter Sunday most communities in nothing new in Florida. January. It’s a $500- wastewater to drinking cling wastewater should morning about 100 yards the state get their Many communities have million plant that serves water but needs at least be a last option. off shore in 15 feet of drinking water. been using reclaimed about a half-million four injection wells to get water. He was close to the location where he was last seen Saturday afternoon. Real-life inspiration for NEED CASH? Sell your items in the Classifieds. Miami officer shot MIAMI — A Miami- ‘Family Circus’ mom dies Call (941) 206-1200 Dade County Police PHOENIX (AP) — The Australia. She was a officer is recovering after Thelma Keane, the Associated native Australian work- authorities say he was inspiration for the Press from ing as an accounting HARDEE/DESOTO ENGLEWOOD shot in a gunbattle trying Mommy character in his home secretary, and Bil CIRCULATION CIRCULATION to catch as many as three the long-running in Paradise worked next to her as a Customer Service Customer Service burglary suspects. “Family Circus” comic Valley on promotional artist for 863-494-2434 941-681-3000 Police say the 27-year- created by her husband, Sunday. the U.S. Army. Fax: 863-494-3533 Fax: 941-681-3008 old officer, who has not Bil Keane, has died. She KEANE “When the “I had this desk info@sun-herald.com been identified, was was 82. cartoon alongside the most airlifted to Jackson She died Friday of first appeared, she beautiful Australian 18- Classified Classified Memorial Hospital’s Alzheimer’s disease, the looked so much like year-old girl with long 863-494-2434 941-475-2200 Ryder Trauma Center on family said. Mommy that if she was brown hair,” Bil Keane Fax: 863-494-3533 Fax: 941-485-3036 Sunday. His condition is “Family Circus,” which in the supermarket said. “And I got up unknown. Keane began drawing in pushing her cart enough nerve to ask her Police say officers were 1960, depicts the good- around, people would for a date.” NORTH PORT CHARLOTTE responding to a burglary humored life of two come up to her and say, The two married in CIRCULATION CIRCULATION call at the North Miami- parents and their four ‘Aren’t you the Mommy 1948 and moved to Bil Customer Service Customer Service Dade home around 1 children. It is now in ’Family Circus?’ and Keane’s hometown of featured in about 1,500 she would admit it.” Philadelphia. They had 941-429-3000 941-206-1300 p.m. As they searched for Fax: 941-423-2318 Fax: 941-629-2085 the suspects, gunfire newspapers. Bil and Thelma “Thel” five children and moved info@sun-herald.com info@sun-herald.com erupted. “She was the inspira- Keane met during World to the Phoenix suburb tion for all of my suc- War II in the war bond of Paradise Valley in Punta Gorda Herald office Classified ads 941-205-1000 cess,” Bil Keane, 85, told office in Brisbane, 1958. — From wire reports 941-429-3000 Port Charlotte Town Center mall kiosk President..........................................Derek Dunn-Rankin....................941-206-1001 Display Advertising 941-206-1700 Sun Newspapers i J? 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    • Monday, May 26, 2008/ The Sun NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS www.sun-herald.com D/E/N/C Front Page 5 | NATION Indiana Jones gets box office gold As WWII vets die, their memories are preserved NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Reunions tell the story beaches on D-Day in June LOS ANGELES — They were a swashbuck- of the decline. 1944, and fought its way to Indiana Jones unearthed ling lot — parachuting The PT boat organiza- Germany. box office gold at domes- behind enemy lines, tion Peter Tare Inc., for “There were only four tic theaters, according to charging onto sandy example, held its last veterans at this reunion,” studio estimates Sunday. beaches as bullets reunion in 2007 with only said McDonough. “Some Estimated ticket sales: whizzed by, liberating 16 members after meeting of them aren’t in real good 1. “Indiana Jones and countries from a totalitari- since 1947. health, and getting around the Kingdom of the an grip. “I miss the reunions,” is hard. Crystal Skull,” $101 They jitterbugged the said William Paynter, 91, “We’re coming to the million. nights away, sang about who commanded both a end of the line, soon there 2. “The Chronicles of faraway sweethearts and PT boat and a squadron in won’t be anyone around Narnia: Prince Caspian,” painted the noses of their the South Pacific. “But age who was part of that war.” $23 million. B-17 bombers with bawdy is catching up with us and The World War II 3. “Iron Man,” $20.1 pinups. “They’re overpaid, AP PHOTO time is running out.” museum has a small million. over-sexed and over here,” Paynter, who received television studio where it 4. “What Happens in A woman walks with her two daughers between the graves the British groused about during Memorial Day ceremonies at the Henri-Chapelle the Navy Cross and gave records everything on Vegas,” $9 million. their American allies. his World War II history to high definition video, said cemetery in Hombourg, Belgium, on Sunday. This 57-acre 5. “Speed Racer,” $4 And now, they’re dying World War II cemetery contains the graves of 7,992 the Navy, added: “There spokeswoman Clem million. off, and with them the Americans. was a time when it was Goldberger. In addition 6. “Made of Honor,” memories that defined difficult to talk about there are four museum $3.4 million. what has been called the of Congress and the U.S. “I think that’s low now,” some parts of it. But not historians who travel the 7. “Baby Mama,” $3.3 Greatest Generation. Latino and Latina WWII said Martin Morgan, any more. Now it’s impor- country “almost continu- million. As their ranks shrink, Oral History Project. historian for the World tant to get it down.” ously,” collecting histories, 8. “Forgetting Sarah the National World War II Once 16 million strong, War II Museum in New John McDonough, 84, of she said. Marshall,” $1.7 million. Museum is one of several U.S. veterans of World War Orleans of the number of Plainview, Texas, last The museum now has 9. “Harold & Kumar organizations rushing to II are dying at a rate of vets dying each day. “But summer attended what over 3,000 histories. It is Escape from Guan- preserve the personal more than 1,000 a day and judging by the passing of likely was the final reunion now collecting based on tanamo Bay,” $900,000. accounts of veterans. now number about 2.5 the World War I veterans, of the Army’s 554th anti- upcoming displays, such 10. “The Visitor,” Other such efforts are million, the Department of we’re predicting they will aircraft battalion. The unit as the Battle of the Bulge, $800,000. sponsored by the Library Veterans Affairs estimates. all be gone by 2020.” landed on the Normandy Goldberger said. United Steelworkers to merge with British union 20 missing after severe storms rip into Minnesota LONDON — Britain’s HUGO, Minn. (AP) — Ericson said. Many of the area, but that hadn’t and then I bear-hugged on when a possible tornado largest union said Sunday Severe thunderstorms them could be out of town been confirmed by the top of them,” Petree said. touched down near it is merging with United packing large hail and for the holiday weekend, National Weather Service. As he huddled in his Parkersburg, authorities Steelworkers, creating the possible tornadoes rum- he said. Emergency crews basement against a said. first trans-Atlantic labor bled across the nation’s Ericson said a 2-year-old descended on the town to foundation wall with his Jim Waterbury, a organization. midsection on Sunday, child died. look for those who hadn’t wife and 2 1/2-year-old spokesman for Allen UNITE, which repre- killing at least one person, “It’s horrible,” Ericson been accounted for and to daughter, Petree said they Hospital in Waterloo, said sents more than 2 million injuring nine others and said. “The citizens are very assess the damage. heard the thunderous people came from nearby workers in Britain’s damaging dozens of shook and scared.” Hugo Public Works sound of their house Grundy Center, Aplington transportation, energy homes. Hugo Fire Chief Jim Director Chris Petree said coming off the ground. and Eldora for treatment of and public sectors, is set At least 20 people were Compton said nine people, his family took shelter in “All you hear is glass mild to moderate injuries. to join United Steelwork- unaccounted for after a including a child in critical the basement before the breaking and wood tearing “It looks like most of ers, which has 850,000 swift storm blew through condition, were taken to storm lifted his house off and breaking in half,” them are fractures and members in the United the St. Paul suburb of area hospitals for treat- the ground and completely Petree said. broken collarbones,” States, Canada and the Hugo, damaging about ment. wiped out the second floor. 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    • Front Page 6 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com FROM PAGE ONE The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 Pause for a minute at 3 p.m. today to remember all those who have given their lives to protect our freedoms. ROBERT ‘RADAR’ BAILEY, ARCADIA Army “buck” sergeant Robert “Radar” Bailey, 61, of Arcadia spent ¦ seven and one-half years in the service, fighting in Vietnam. He said it’s difficult to guess what the American public will think about the war in Iraq, especially since many of the people he talks with today compare it to Vietnam. I. While he said he hopes the two conflicts aren’t looked at in the I same light, particularly in how the returning soldiers are treated by the `5^ - rest of society, he said the end result will probably be the same. “The main thing is when it is over, we’ll ask ourselves, ‘What did we accomplish?’” he said. “And the answer is, not a damn thing.” FIEFL ZTiNC SUN PHOTO BY PAM STAIK, pstaik@sun-herald.com TOM SKYM, ARCADIA Korea veteran Tom Skym, 61, of Arcadia, - ? n served for one year before exiting the army as a private. In his opinion, Skym thinks the war in Iraq will be regarded the same as many of the other wars the country has been involved with over the years. “All we’ve been doing in all these wars is put a white feather in someone’s hat at the White House and wasting taxpayer’s money,” he said. While Skym said he proudly fought for i s the government and the red, white and blue, this current war is nothing but political nonsense. “We’ll see that this was a worthless fight,” he said. “It was political RANDY SPENCE, deal and we’ve got our young men and EL JOBEAN women dying every day for what? A white The Vietnam feather in someone’s cap.” SUN PHOTO BY PAM STAIK reference rings true to Air Force veteran Randy Spence. The El Jobean man CHARLES FALZONE, spent two years in the ROTONDA WEST SUN PHOTO BY MOLLY DEMPSEY, mdempsey@sun-herald.com Communist country. Charles Falzone says when we look back some day, William Trahan, 84, is an Englewood veteran of World War II. While he will always people will believe the United States made a colossal He spent four months on Anzio. He said the U.S. should not support the troops, mistake by invading Iraq in 2003. And now, many lives be in Iraq. Spence said Iraq — have been destroyed because of that decision. The like Vietnam — will be 87-year-old Rotonda West man served in the U.S. known as a political war. “When we went Army during a time of political unrest in post-Nazi Germany. Evidence of the Cold War was everywhere. In Veterans, families reflect into Vietnam, it was a no-win situation,” said this circumstance, Falzone said U.S. leaders used poor intelligence to justify the Iraq War, when the real on Iraq, Afghanistan conflicts Spence, the former threat was Afghanistan. “I just feel we got ourselves REFLECTIONS, FROM PAGE 1 Trahan would not commander of the VFW involved in something that we didn’t have proper speculate on how we’ll Post 10476. “I believe intelligence on,” said Falzone, a former military WILLIAM L. TRAHAN, recall Iraq and Afghanistan Iraq is a no-win doctor, who served in Korea and Germany. “It was the ENGLEWOOD in the next 20 years or so. situation.” same in Vietnam and even Korea.” William L. Trahan, of SUN PHOTO BY MOLLY DEMPSEY “There’s no telling what Englewood, is 84 and a will happen there,” Trahan veteran of World War II. said. “I wouldn’t be able to FRED MILLER, VENICE He still recalls his serial guess anything like that. Miller is the commander of the Clyde number: 31319603. My dad always told me not E. Lassen Memorial VFW Post 10178, Trahan served in the to talk politics or religion, 550 N. McCall Road. He is a veteran of Army as a private first but I saw a sign on the Desert Storm. He attained the rank of class and said he refused road the other day that E-8, Senior Chief in the Navy, second several promotions said ‘Support Our Troops. from the top highest enlisted rank. claiming, “I had enough “Well, we’re committed,” Miller said, Bring Them Home.’ That ? people to look after says it for me.” of the Iraq war. “And I just wish it was V I over and they were home. We’re without having more.” Trahan would not PHOTO BY STEVE SMITH absolutely justified, if that’s where our His was part of the mince words about how commander in chief sends us. We’re famed 3rd Division, he feels the Iraq war is FRED SCHANTEK, committed to him and that’s who we which also boasted Audie going. ENGLEWOOD support.” SUN PHOTO BY ED SCOTT Murphy and James Arness. “We should get the hell Schantek was a Trahan spent four months out of Iraq,” Trahan said. “I Marine in World War II, on Anzio as part of that don’t feel we’re right in attaining the rank of famous, pivotal battle. He spending (the lives of) our platoon sergeant. had two older brothers, youth over there. Leave Schantek’s two older Raymond and Leo, both (Iraq and Afghanistan). brothers, Rudy and _ 1 now deceased, who also Give them all the guns Steve, served in the Marines and Navy, served in that war. they want and let them respectively. Raymond went on to serve shoot each other. But keep in Korea, as well. our young people here.” .F N.0RlH P-0RT, “As far as Iraq goes, they screwed up in the beginning by not ". T having enough troops WILLIAM and not securing the JOHN MAXCY, borders,” Schantek NORTH PORT: said. Johanna Maxcy of “With open North Port is proud borders, everybody’s coming in.” of her son, a U.S. Army Schantek believes specialist in explo- now is the time to get sives and mines who local governments has “worked in involved in taking over Baghdad five times,” their own conflicts. she said. U.S. Army “They’ve got all Master Sgt. William that oil revenue now,” John Maxcy, 43, is he said. “Why should stationed in the we keep paying for United States now, but their safety when they is still on active duty. can do their own SUN PHOTO BY ED SCOTT, escott@sun-herald.com When her son was in thing? (Meanwhile) Baghdad, Johanna Halliburton’s making JEFFREY RENNISON, VENICE: Maxcy “had him on billions of dollars. To U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Rennison of Venice returned from Iraq in May of last year every prayer list in me, it’s asinine. Let’s and is in the inactive reserves. Cpl. Rennison, who was at the North Port VFW Thursday, town,” she said. “I get the hell out of was stationed nine months in Ramadi, Iraq, where the infantry “tried to reduce the thank everybody for there, before more violence in the city and reopen businesses and schools. “We reduced violence by 98 their prayers. When I lives are endangered. percent while my unit was in the city,” he said. Ten or 20 years from now, Rennison said see a guy in uniform, I It’s ridiculous. Let he hopes people remember that the soldiers “made a difference. A lot of people want to say, ‘Would you like a those countries take ‘pull out now, pull out now.’ But (considering) the guys we lost when we were over there, mother’s hug?’ and care of their own.” to us, it’s all for nothing. Let’s finish the mission.” they hug me back.” SUN PHOTO BY ED SCOTT
    • Monday, May 26, 2008/ The Sun FROM PAGE ONE www.sun-herald.com D/E/N/C Front Page 7 CHINA: Serious aftershock destroys MAHONEY: Representative pays tens of thousands of homes homage to military personnel FROM PAGE 1 safe for habitation. Chinese government has FROM PAGE 1 year in office, but also that need to be asked She had spent most of appealed for tents to help make him better pre- and they need to be was the strongest of dozens the time since the quake shelter survivors. he said. “Their No. 1 pared to support the asked now,” he said. in the nearly two weeks caring for her 95-year-old State television report- concern is to get well so next president, who will Mahoney also spoke of after the disaster. mother. ed Sunday that a survivor they can get back with be assessing the situa- the Pakistani govern- The new tremor killed “I don’t know if we’ll be trapped by the initial their comrades, their tion overseas. ment’s “instability,” and two people and injured back,” she said as her quake was rescued alive buddies.” As to how the govern- that the U.S. must work more than 480 others, 41 husband handed her part Friday, more than 11 days But Mahoney’s trip ment should tackle this, aggressively with the seriously, the official of a cooking stove through after the disaster. abroad was not only to Mahoney said several Pakistani government to Xinhua News Agency said. the front window of their Xiao Zhihu, an 80-year- honor those serving their questions need to be “root out” al-Qaida and Some 71,000 homes that ground floor apartment. old bedridden man, was country. answered, including find Osama bin Laden. had survived the original “These apartments weren’t found in Mianzhu north of He said he wanted to figuring out what Ameri- You can e-mail quake were leveled, and that safe before the quake. Chengdu, the report said. examine the situation in ca’s national priorities Pamela Staik at another 200,000 were in My husband worked for He survived because his Afghanistan, making sure are, whether the U.S. is pstaik@sun-herald.com. danger of collapse from the coal mine and it’s wife was able to get food he has the facts so he winning the war on the aftershock that caused supposed to rebuild the to him through the rubble can be better informed. terror, and whether the S TAY H A P P Y— office towers to sway in company apartments. But of his collapsed house, but This, he said, will country’s mission in S TAY H E A LT H Y ! Beijing, 800 miles away. who knows when.” there were no further enable him to not only Afghanistan is to build a Before the aftershock, More than 15 million details given or a reason support President nation or to fight al- Feeling Fit the Cabinet said the homes were destroyed in for the two-day delay in George W. Bush during Qaida. 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    • Front Page 8 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com NATIONAL NEWS The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 ‘Laugh-in’ comic Dick Martin dies in California LOS ANGELES (AP) — women dancing in take acting lessons, and Dick Martin, the zany half bathing suits with politi- Martin, who had written of the comedy team cal slogans, or sometimes gags for TV shows and whose “Rowan and just nonsense, painted on comedians, was tending Martin’s Laugh-In” took their bodies. Other times, bar in Los Angeles to pay MLK’s first television by storm in the Gibson, clutching a the rent. grandchild born at 1960s, making stars of flower, would recite Rowan, hearing Martin Atlanta hospital Goldie Hawn and Lily nonsensical poetry or was looking for a comedy Tomlin and creating such Johnson would imperson- partner, visited him at the ATLANTA — The first national catch-phrases as ate a comical Nazi spy. bar, where he found him grandchild of slain civil “Sock it to me!” has died. “Laugh-In” astounded eating a banana. rights leader Martin He was 86. audiences and critics “Why are you eating a Luther King Jr. is a girl. Martin, who went on to alike. For two years the banana?” he asked. A family spokeswoman become one of television’s show topped the Nielsen “If you’ve ever eaten says Arndrea Waters King, busiest directors after ratings, and its catch- here, you’d know what’s wife of Martin Luther splitting with Dan Rowan phrases— “Sock it to me,” with the banana,” he King III, gave birth to in the late 1970s, died “You bet your sweet replied, and a comedy Yolanda Renee King on Saturday night of respira- bippy” and “Look that up team was born. Sunday at Northside tory complications at a in your Funk and Wag- Although their early Hospital in Atlanta. hospital in Santa Monica, nall’s” — were recited gigs in Los Angeles’ San Spokeswoman Sandra family spokesman Barry across the country. Fernando Valley were Tarver says the mother Greenberg said. Stars such as John often performed gratis, and baby are healthy. The baby was named “He had had some Wayne and Kirk Douglas they donned tuxedos for after her aunt, Martin pretty severe respiratory were delighted to make them and put on an air of Luther King Jr.’s eldest problems for many years, brief appearances, and success. daughter Yolanda, who and he had pretty much even Richard Nixon, “We were raw,” Martin died in May 2007, stopped breathing a week running for president in recalled years later, “but Tarver says. ago,” Greenberg said. 1968, dropped in to shout we looked good together Martin had lost the use AP FILE PHOTO a befuddled sounding, and we were funny.” of one of his lungs as a This 1966 file photo shows comedians Dan Rowan, left, “Sock it to me!” His They gradually worked ALMANAC teenager, and needed and Dick Martin, hosts of “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.” opponent, Vice President up to the top night spots Today is Monday, May 26, the supplemental oxygen for Martin died Saturday night at age 86. Hubert Humphrey, was in New York, Miami and 147th day of 2008. There are most of the day in his offered equal time but Las Vegas and began to 219 days left in the year. This is later years. political satire and Rowan provided the voice declined because his appear regularly on the Memorial Day observance. He was surrounded by madhouse antics from a of reason, striving to handlers thought it would television. family and friends when cast of talented young correct his partner’s appear undignified. In 1966, they provided Today in history he died just after 6 p.m., actors and comedians absurdities. Martin, Rowan and Martin the summer replacement One hundred years ago, on Greenberg said. that also included Ruth meanwhile, was full of landed the show just as for “The Dean Martin May 26, 1908, the first major oil “Laugh-in,” which Buzzi, Arte Johnson, bogus, often risque their comedy partnership Show.” Within two years, strike in the Middle East took debuted in January 1968, Henry Gibson, Jo Anne theories about life, which was approaching its they were headlining their place as engineers working for was unlike any comedy- Worley and announcer he appeared to hold with zenith and the nation’s own show. British entrepreneur William Knox variety show before it. Gary Owens. unwavering certainty. counterculture was The novelty of “Laugh- D’Arcy and led by George B. Rather than relying on a Presiding over it all Against this backdrop, expanding into the In” diminished with each Reynolds hit a gusher more than series of tightly scripted were Rowan and Martin, audiences were taken mainstream. season, however, and as 1,100 feet below ground in song-and-dance seg- the veteran nightclub from scene to scene by The two were both major players such as Masjid-i-Suleiman, Persia (Iran). ments, it offered up a comics whose standup quick, sometimes psyche- struggling actors when Hawn and Tomlin moved steady, almost stream-of- banter put their own delic-looking visual cuts, they met in 1952. Rowan on to bigger careers, On this date consciousness run of distinct spin on the show. where they might see had sold his interest in a interest in the series In 1521, Martin Luther was non-sequitur jokes, Like all straight men, Hawn, Worley and other used car dealership to faded. banned by the Edict of Worms because of his religious beliefs and writings. In 1938, the House Un- American Activities Committee Gasoline not the only rising cost for drivers was established by Congress. WASHINGTON (AP) — Travel agency AAA tomer, whose car needed losing less money on But Benjamin Sann, In 1940, the evacuation of Does filling the gas tank estimates that the a transmission fluid flush claims and face competi- founder of the Web site Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, leave your wallet empty average cost of owning asked if it could last tive and regulatory bestparking.com, which began during World War II. and spirit sputtering? 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    • Monday, May 26, 2008/ The Sun NATIONAL, WORLD NEWS www.sun-herald.com D/E/N/C Front Page 9 | WORLD Man, 76, climbs Oil prices stir worries over week on Wall Street Mount Everest NEW YORK (AP) — Wall third weekly gain after vacationers to reduce how KATMANDU, Nepal Street ended a week of big surging to a record far they plan to travel for — A 76-year-old losses with more selling $135.09 a barrel on the holiday. Nepalese man reached Friday as rising oil prices Thursday. Some “It is taking a toll on the the summit of Mount again raised worries that investors are buying on consumer and it remains to Everest on Sunday and strained consumers will the belief that global be seen how that will became the oldest cut back spending and demand from countries impact corporate earnings.” person to climb the hurt the overall economy. like China and India will Beyond consumers, world’s highest moun- The Dow Jones industrials outstrip supply. A weak investors worried about tain, a tourism official fell nearly 150 points in dollar also makes each the harm higher energy said. the final session before the barrel more expensive. prices are having on Min Bahadur Sher- three-day holiday week- “Crude oil is still weigh- businesses. The rise in oil chan reached the end. ing on the market and hammered sectors such as 29,035-foot summit Investors are uneasy particularly because this is airlines. Continental early in the morning about consumers, who at a traditional driving Airlines Inc. fell nearly 27 with his climbing the start of Memorial Day holiday,” said Chris percent for the week, while guides, said a Nepal weekend are paying Orndorff, director of AP PHOTO United Airlines parent Tourism Ministry gasoline prices that have equity strategy at Payden A gas tanker truck flies by a gas station price sign in Port- UAL Corp. dropped nearly official, Ramesh Chetri. gone up nearly 20 percent, & Rygel in Los Angeles. land, Ore., Wednesday. 46 percent. Sherchan was just 25 or 65 cents a gallon, in the The concerns sent Dow Bond prices rose Friday days away from his 77th past year. down 145.99, or 1.16 and the Nasdaq fell 3.33 its close of 11,740.15 on as investors sought the birthday, Chetri said. Wall Street’s fear is that percent, to 12,479.63. percent. March 10, when credit safety of government debt. consumers, who account Broader stock indicators The economic fallout concerns weighed on the The yield on the bench- NATO: Insurgents for more than two-thirds also declined. The Stan- from higher energy prices market. mark 10-year Treasury rise in Afghanistan of U.S. economic activity, dard & Poor’s 500 index fell commanded Wall Street’s “I think while the eye of note, which moves oppo- will pare spending to make 18.42, or 1.32 percent, to focus during the week. the credit storm may have site its price, fell to 3.85 KABUL, Afghanistan room in their budgets for 1,375.93, and the Nasdaq Stocks managed to post passed, the tidewater is percent from 3.92 percent — Insurgent activity is gas that has topped $4 a composite index slid gains Thursday following still rising on the con- late Thursday. rising in Afghanistan gallon in some parts of the 19.91, or 0.81 percent, to the Dow’s biggest two-day sumer and investors can’t The dollar fell, while despite recent peace country. 2,444.67. loss since late February. lose sight of that,” said gold prices rose. agreements between Light, sweet crude rose For the week, the Dow Despite the declines in the Jack Ablin, chief invest- Orndorff said the spike the new government of $1.38 to settle at $132.19 lost 3.91 percent, suffer- major indexes for the ment officer at Harris in oil has rekindled neighboring Pakistan per barrel on the New ing its worst week since week, stocks are off their Private Bank in Chicago. concerns about stagflation and Islamic militants in York Mercantile February, while the S&P mid-March lows. The Dow He noted that higher gas — when stalling growth a tribal area along the Exchange. Oil saw its 500 gave up 3.47 percent is still up 6.3 percent from prices had led some accompanies rising prices. countries’ border, a NATO official said Sunday. Meanwhile, a suicide bomber struck a Fed: Further cuts in interest rate unlikely Canadian military WASHINGTON (AP) — two decades may be cent, a four-year-low, at its Here’s what Fed policy- vote for a new president, convoy in southern Sounding a gong couldn’t winding down — finally. next meeting on June 24- makers are up against: Cut some analysts said. Afghanistan and killed have made it clearer. The cuts started in Sep- 25 and probably through rates and bolster a weak “The Fed has spent the a boy, while a U.S.-led Federal Reserve officials tember and take months to much, if not all, of 2008. economy where employers last eight months ushering coalition soldier was are putting out the word work their way through the Holding rates at this level are eliminating jobs and homeowners with killed in an operation that further interest rate economy. should help foster better consumers are pulling adjustable-rate mortgages in the west, officials cuts are unlikely. That does not mean the economic and employ- back; raise rates and fend to safety by repeatedly said. Fed Governor Kevin economy, badly bruised by ment conditions and off inflation. cutting interest rates. They NATO spokesman Warsh ditched the central housing, credit and moderate inflation, Kohn With the housing market won’t want to throw them Mark Laity said militant bank’s cryptic word tangles financial woes, is out of the said. still flailing and foreclo- back under the bus by violence in Afghanistan and actually waxed poetic. woods. The Fed, though, is “The Fed’s advertised sures at record highs, raising interest rates too seems to be getting “Even if the economy were hoping its powerful doses reluctance to cut again is a policymakers probably much, too soon,” said Greg worse as Pakistan to weaken somewhat of cuts, along with the wise one,” said Terry would shy from pushing McBride, senior financial pursues peace with further, we should be government’s relief plan of Connelly, dean of Golden up rates — even with the analyst at Bankrate.com. militants in an effort to inclined to resist expected, tax rebates and breaks will Gate University’s Ageno specter of inflation — as “Candidates would have a end a wave of bomb- reflexive calls to trot out help lift the economy in School of Business. the country prepares to field day,” he said. ings that have killed the hammer again,” Warsh the second half of this year. hundreds of Pakistanis said, referring to the Fed’s Zooming prices for in recent years. key interest rate. energy and food and other Filipino marines battle militants Speaking more central- bankerly, the Fed’s No. 2 official, Vice Chairman commodity prices are raising some concerns that inflation could take off and Need a safer car to drive? 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    • Front Page 10 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com WORLD NEWS The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 | WORLD Mugabe threatens to expel US envoy Iraqi military: Al-Qaida fleeing Mosul BAGHDAD (AP) — Al- military spokesman Rear HARARE, Zimbabwe Qaida fighters and other Adm. Patrick Driscoll. — President Robert Sunni insurgents have “We will not allow them Mugabe threatened largely scattered from the to reorganize them- Sunday to expel the U.S. northern city of Mosul in selves.” ambassador for provid- the face of a U.S.-Iraqi After past sweeps, ing advice to the sweep, fleeing to desert Sunni insurgents have opposition opponent in areas further south, an regrouped to carry out the upcoming presiden- Iraqi commander said major attacks and domi- tial runoff. Sunday. He vowed the nate other cities to use as Mugabe, speaking at forces will not allow them a planning base. the formal launch of his to regroup. U.S. and Iraqi officials campaign for the June The U.S. military said have been taking a more 27 runoff, said Ambas- al-Qaida in Iraq was “off- confident tone over sador James McGee had balance and on the run” security gains in Iraq in publicly urged opposi- but remains a very lethal recent weeks, particularly tion leader Morgan threat, tempering since the high profile Tsvangirai to return to remarks by the U.S. crackdowns in Mosul and Zimbabwe to lead his ambassador a day earlier Sadr City, and the south- embattled supporters. that the terror network ern city of Basra. Those Tsvangirai returned was closer than ever to sweeps aim to impose being defeated. AP PHOTO Iraqi government control Saturday after more than six weeks abroad. The comments came An Iraqi policeman guards arrested suspects in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thurs- in areas that have been “As long as he carries amid a flurry of attacks in day. Some 1,300 people were detained since the start of the Iraqi army operations in under the control of on doing that, I will kick Baghdad and other areas, Mosul last week. Shiite militias or Sunni him out of the country,” most likely attributable to insurgents. Mugabe said of McGee, Sunni insurgents. A said. Police officials in military have called suspicion, he said. U.S. Ambassador Ryan a Vietnam War veteran. roadside bomb targeted a both cities spoke on Mosul the last remaining He said some 2,000 al- Crocker said Saturday “I don’t care if he fought patrol of U.S.-allied Sunni condition of anonymity urban stronghold for al- Qaida and other Sunni that Iraqi forces have in Vietnam. This is Arab fighters near a because they were not Qaida in Iraq after insurgent fighters were made important progress Zimbabwe, not an mosque in northern authorized to talk to the successes against the believed to have been in in confronting extremists, extension of America.” Baghdad, killing one of press. terror network in Baqou- the city before the sweep adding, “You are not the so-called Awakening Iraqi security forces ba and major towns in was launched. He could going to hear me say that Council members and also conducted their first the western province of not say how many al-Qaida is defeated, but Lebanese wounding three others, a major roundup of Anbar. remained in the city, but they’ve never been closer parliament names police official said. weapons caches in Iraqi Defense Ministry said most who managed to defeat than they are new president Bombings and shoot- Baghdad’s Shiite district spokesman, Maj. Gen. to flee were believed to be now.” BEIRUT, Lebanon — ings killed three people in of Sadr City, where troops Mohammed al-Askari, taking refuge in deserts Driscoll sounded a Lebanon’s parliament and around the city of and police deployed last said security forces had near the cities of Tikrit cautionary note, however. elected a new president Baqouba, north of week — a move that arrested some 1,030 and Ramadi, further He said that while al- Sunday, taking a step to Baghdad, where U.S. could raise tensions in people during their south. Qaida in Iraq fighters stabilize the country forces waged a fierce the military’s truce with sweep the past week in “Now they are in a “certainly are off-balance after a long, violent offensive last year to the powerful Mahdi Army Mosul. Another 251 confused situation,” he and on the run,” the political crisis and break al-Qaida domina- militia. detainees had been freed said at a joint news group “remains a very ushering in a shift in tion of the city, police The U.S. and Iraqi after being cleared of conference with U.S. lethal threat.” the balance of power in favor of Iranian-backed Hezbollah. The election of army chief Michel Suleiman Donors pledging aid to cyclone-ridden Myanmar brought palpable relief YANGON, Myanmar had been reached in Myanmar’s prime in through Yangon port.” distributed by non- to ordinary Lebanese (AP) — Donor nations said getting Myanmar’s isola- minister, Lt. Gen. Thein That seemed to nix plans governmental organiza- who feared in recent they were ready to provide tionist junta to allow Sein, said international aid for U.S., British and French tions. weeks that their country Myanmar with more than foreign aid workers “with no strings attached” warships loaded with The French government was in danger of $100 million to help it unhindered entry into the was welcome. But he humanitarian supplies to said it is “particularly another civil war. recover from Cyclone devastated Irrawaddy hedged on the sensitive join in the relief operation. shocked” by the refusal to Celebratory gunfire Nargis, but warned the delta. issue of direct access, The ships have been off accept the aid directly, but reverberated across the ruling junta Sunday they “I’m cautiously opti- saying only civilian vessels Myanmar’s coast for more believes in the “responsi- capital Beirut as the will not fully open their mistic that this could be a could take part in the aid than a week. bility to protect” the needy. election results were wallets until they are turning point for Myanmar operation, and they would France said Sunday it Myanmar’s leaders have announced in the early provided access to the to be more flexible, more have to go through Yan- would unload the 1,000 virtually barred foreign aid evening. Glittering hardest-hit areas. practical, and face the gon. tons of aid on its ship, the workers and international fireworks lit the night U.N. Secretary-General reality as it is on the “Relief supplies can be Mistral, in Phuket, Thai- agencies from the delta sky over downtown a Ban Ki-moon, speaking to ground,” Ban told the AP . transported by land, air or land. The aid, which because they fear a large couple hours later as The Associated Press after But Myanmar’s leaders sea,” he said. “But if relief amounts to 30 planeloads influx of foreigners could cars formed motor- a one-day meeting of 51 — and potential donors — supplies have to be of supplies, would then be lead to political interfer- cades and honked their donor nations, said he continued to take a transported by water, taken to Myanmar by the ence in their internal horns. believed a turning point guarded tone. civilian vessels can come World Food Program and affairs. “He will be the savior. He is the hope for the future,” Amer Eido, 29, said of Suleiman as he French classroom drama tops Cannes fest awards watched the fireworks. CANNES, France (AP) Matteo Garrone’s day, forced me to this. ... Turkish filmmaker Nuri “Lorna’s Silence,” about “All the people are — The French film “The “Gomorrah,” a study of He was there pushing it, Bilge Ceylan was named an immigrant woman placing hopes on him Class,” a frank tale about the criminal underworld and he pushed all of us.” best director for “Three who enters a sham and, God willing, he will classroom life using real in Naples, took the grand Soderbergh directed Del Monkeys,” which centers marriage to gain Belgian bring prosperity.” students and teachers at a prize, while Paolo Sor- Toro to the supporting- on a father who takes the citizenship. junior high school, won rentino’s “Il Divo,” a lively actor Oscar for 2000’s rap for his employer’s The prize for a film by a 50 people dead top honors Sunday at the portrait of former Premier “Traffic.” crime in exchange for first-time director went to in South African Cannes Film Festival. Giulio Andreotti, won the Sandra Corveloni was financial support for his British filmmaker Steve violence wave Directed by Laurent jury award. chosen as best actress for wife and son, only to have McQueen’s “Hunger,” set Cantet, “The Class” Benicio Del Toro won “Linha de Passe,” in which the scheme backfire amid at a Northern Ireland JOHANNESBURG, (“Entre les Murs”) was the the best-actor prize for she plays the mother of bitter repercussions. prison where IRA volun- South Africa — South first French film to win “Che,” Steven Soder- four brothers struggling to Belgian siblings Jean- teer Bobby Sands and Africa has been dis- the main prize, the Palme bergh’s four-hour-plus make better lives for Pierre and Luc Dardenne, other inmates seeking graced by a wave of d’Or, at Cannes since epic about Latin Ameri- themselves in a Brazilian two-time winners of the Irish independence violence against “Under Satan’s Sun” in can revolutionary Che slum. It was her first role Palme d’Or, received the staged a hunger strike in foreigners that has left 1987. The docudrama was Guevara. Presented as two in a feature film. screenplay prize for 1981. at least 50 dead, shot in a raw, improvisa- films, “Che” follows President Thabo Mbeki tional style to chronicle Guevara and Fidel Castro’s said Sunday. the drama that unfolds triumphant guerrilla In a 10-minute, prime time nationally over one school year. The win was a unani- campaign to overthrow Cuba’s government in the Take Our Town with you televised address on mous decision among the late 1950s and Guevara’s the state broadcaster, nine-member Cannes downfall and execution Mbeki said South jury, said Sean Penn, who after trying to foment a Africans’ heads were headed the panel. similar rebellion in Bolivia “bowed” and called the “The movie that we in the 1960s. violence an “absolute wanted to make had to Del Toro, who co- disgrace.” resemble French society, starred in Penn’s “21 “The shameful had to be multifaceted, a Grams,” also won in a actions of a few have bit teeming, complex, and unanimous jury vote, blemished the name of had to sometimes portray Penn said. South Africa,” he said. frictions that the film didn’t “I’d like to dedicate this He said South Africans try to erase,” Cantet said. to the man himself, Che should remember their Italian films won the Guevara,” said Del Toro. economy was built second-place grand prize He also thanked Soder- with the help of and third-place jury prize. bergh, “who got up every migrants from across the continent, and its neighbors had helped s1 a s rri, fight apartheid and dition un E-e The S 99 0 some had died for their efforts. 50 ly 3t.h! 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    • Front Page 14 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com WEATHER / TV LISTINGS The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 TODAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY THE NATION -10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s ot l Five-day forecast Seattle 68/53 provided by WINK-TV Sunny and less humid Partly cloudy Partly cloudy, isolated Scattered afternoon Scattered afternoon rain rain rain channel 11/cable Billings 53/36 Minneapolis channel 5. Tune in 89° / 66° 90° / 68° 91° / 70° 90° / 72° 90° / 72° 66/45 Detroit New York Jim Farrell at 6 and 11 p.m. 0% chance of rain 20% chance of rain 20% chance of rain 40% chance of rain 40% chance of rain 2 ?i22 N, 79/53 81/63 SPECIALS , MOVIES NEWS San Francisco Denver 64/44 SPORTS Chicago 80/49 KIDS Washington CONDITIONS TODAY AIRPORT I I Plant City 9 67/54 85/68 Kansas City UV Index and RealFeel Temperature® Today Possible weather-related delays today. Check with Clearwater 86/65 J Winter Haven 86/62 00 your airline for the most updated schedules. 86/70 1 NICE 86/66 ?" r Los Angeles Hi/Lo Outlook Delays 70/56 10 10 0. 0 Tampa Brandon k Atlanta Ft. Myers 87/68 sun none 83/64 88/67 i 86/66 El Paso 6 6 2 2 0 0 2 Sarasota 87/67 sun none Bartow r 92/64 0 0 86/64 SUN AND MOON Shown are noon posi- Houston 90/74 70 78 87 89 88 83 St. Petersburg 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. The Sun Rise Set 87/71 Apollo Beach tions of weather systems HOT Miami 87/65 Ft. Meade The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index™ number, the Today 6:36 a.m. 8:15 p.m. 85/64 and precipitation. Temperature 85/73 greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Tuesday 6:35 a.m. 8:16 p.m. bands are highs for the day. Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme. The Moon Rise Set Fronts Precipitation RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather.com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather Today 12:52 a.m. 12:01 p.m. factors. Tuesday 1:25 a.m. 12:58 p.m. Wauchula Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow Ice Last New First Full Bradenton 87/63p l , i AIR QUALITY INDEX 3, 84/68 `' Y . Today Tue. Today Tue. Air Quality Index readings as of Sunday r City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W 0 Longboat Key r Myakka City i r I l Limestone Albuquerque 83 56 s 87 58 s Jackson, MS 89 70 t 87 67 t 39 82/67 f 88/65 0 88/62 Anchorage 62 45 s 67 43 s Kansas City 86 62 t 68 53 t N w o May 27 Jun 3 Jun 10 Jun 18 Sarasota Atlanta 83 64 s 84 65 pc Knoxville 86 63 s 84 63 t 0 50 100 150 200 300 500 87/67 Baltimore 85 65 s 82 57 t Las Vegas 79 60 s 87 66 s 0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 SOLUNAR TABLE Osprey Arcadia I Billings 53 36 c 55 45 c Los Angeles 70 56 pc 72 56 pc Very Unhealthy; 301-500 Hazardous Minor Major Minor Major T Birmingham 85 67 s 84 66 pc Louisville 87 71 pc 79 52 t 83/67 88/62 Boise 72 55 t 74 55 pc Memphis 89 72 t 86 63 t Main pollutant: ozone Today 11:35a 5:24a 11:58p 5:47p Tue. 12:23p 6:12a ---- 6:34p Venice Boston 78 62 pc 78 51 t Milwaukee 78 43 t 52 42 pc Source: scgov.net 85/66 North Port Hull Buffalo 74 53 t 56 41 t Minneapolis 66 45 c 63 48 pc Wed. 12:46a 6:57a 1:08p 7:20p Shown is today’s weather. 88/62 Temperatures are today’s 89/63 Burlington, VT 76 55 t 63 40 t Montgomery 86 65 s 88 66 s POLLEN INDEX The solunar period schedule allows planning days highs and tonight’s lows. Charleston, WV 86 65 s 79 57 t Nashville 87 67 pc 82 60 t Pollen Index readings as of Sunday so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting Port Charlotte in good cover during those times. Major periods 89/66 Charlotte 84 60 s 86 62 pc New Orleans 87 73 t 87 70 pc Trees 11 begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 Englewood Chicago 80 49 t 58 42 pc New York City 81 63 s 77 55 t Grass 7 hours. The minor periods are shorter. 87/65 Cincinnati 83 63 pc 73 48 r Norfolk, VA 83 63 s 86 66 pc Weeds 6 Gulf Water Punta Gorda Cleveland 81 56 t 63 44 r Oklahoma City 90 70 pc 88 63 t Molds o- o 10461 TIDES 87/65 Columbia, SC 87 62 s 88 65 pc Omaha 79 53 t 64 51 pc Temperature Placida absent low moderate high very high 87/65 Columbus, OH 84 65 t 68 44 r Philadelphia 83 64 s 79 58 t High Low High Low Source: National Allergy Bureau Punta Gorda 81° Boca Grande 0 Concord, NH Dallas 79 60 pc 94 74 pc 78 45 t 93 69 s Phoenix Pittsburgh 89 65 s 82 62 t 94 71 s 70 46 t Today 10:13a 2:57a 7:17p 1:22p 82/69 Denver 64 44 t 60 43 r Portland, ME 71 58 pc 73 45 t ALMANAC Tue. 10:36a 3:43a 8:33p 3:17p Forecasts and graphics, except for the Fort Myers Des Moines 83 52 t 66 47 pc Portland, OR 69 54 c 70 56 c Punta Gorda through 5 p.m. Sunday Englewood Detroit 79 53 t 62 40 pc Providence 78 60 s 76 52 t WINK-TV 5-day forecast, provided by 87/68 Temperatures Today 8:50a 1:13a 5:54p 11:38a AccuWeather, Inc. ©2008 Duluth 54 32 sh 60 38 s Raleigh 85 61 s 88 64 pc High/Low 93°/69° Tue. 9:13a 1:59a 7:10p 1:33p Cape Coral Lehigh Acres Fairbanks 59 43 pc 57 41 c Salt Lake City 68 50 t 72 53 c Normal High/Low 90°/68° Boca Grande 87/66 89/67 Fargo 58 35 pc 65 40 s St. Louis 87 66 t 69 49 r Record High 96° (1986) Today 7:55a 9:59a 4:59p --- Hartford 79 61 pc 82 51 t San Antonio 91 75 s 91 72 pc Record Low 58° (1967) Tue. 8:18a 12:20a 6:15p 11:54a MARINE Helena 56 41 c 64 45 c San Diego 67 61 pc 69 60 pc Precipitation (in inches) Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland Sanibel Honolulu 86 73 s 86 73 s San Francisco 67 54 pc 68 52 pc El Jobean Houston 90 74 s 92 72 s Seattle 68 53 c 70 54 c 24 hours through 5 p.m. Sunday 0.00” direction in knots in feet chop 82/71 Today 10:45a 3:26a 7:49p 1:51p Indianapolis 84 64 t 69 43 r Washington, DC 85 68 s 83 60 t Month to date 0.25” Tue. 11:08a 4:12a 9:05p 3:46p Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Bonita Springs Normal month to date 2.09” ENE 10-20 1-3 Light 87/67 Venice WORLD CITIES Year to date 10.60” Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Today 7:05a 10:17a 4:09p --- AccuWe ather.com ® Normal year to date 11.14” Today Tue. Today Tue. Record 1.16” (1991) Tue. 7:28a 12:38a 5:25p 12:12p E 8-16 2-4 Light City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Amsterdam 68 58 r 69 63 c Mexico City 79 51 t 76 49 t MONTHLY RAINFALL FLORIDA CITIES Baghdad 106 81 s 106 75 pc Montreal 77 51 t 61 44 pc Month 2008 2007 Avg. Record/Year Today Tue. Today Tue. Today Tue. Beijing 95 66 s 84 57 s Ottawa 77 50 t 60 42 pc Jan. 1.61 1.01 2.21 7.07/1979 City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W Berlin 72 52 c 76 58 c Paris 67 56 r 70 64 r Feb. 1.72 1.28 2.32 11.05/1983 Apalachicola 82 65 s 83 65 s Key West 84 76 pc 84 75 pc Pompano Beach 82 76 pc 84 75 s Buenos Aires 63 48 c 55 37 sh Regina 57 34 pc 65 36 s Mar. 3.04 0.06 2.73 9.26/1970 Apr. 3.98 1.30 1.70 5.80/1994 Bradenton 84 68 s 84 68 s Kissimmee 84 65 s 86 68 s St. Augustine 81 66 s 82 66 s Cairo 90 66 s 93 65 s Rio de Janeiro 80 69 s 82 71 pc May 0.25 0.83 3.15 9.45/1991 Clearwater 86 70 s 87 70 s Lakeland 86 66 s 86 67 s St. Petersburg 87 71 s 89 70 s Calgary 56 40 c 62 43 pc Rome 83 63 s 89 63 s Jun. 3.75 8.45 23.99/1974 Coral Springs 82 74 pc 85 74 s Melbourne 80 70 s 81 68 s Sanford 84 66 s 86 67 s Cancun 91 69 pc 89 69 t St. John 85 78 t 87 78 t Jul. 5.72 7.78 14.22/1995 Daytona Beach 79 67 s 83 66 s Miami 85 73 pc 85 73 s Sarasota 87 67 s 87 67 s Dublin 57 48 r 57 48 r San Juan 88 75 pc 86 75 pc Aug. 6.62 7.82 15.60/1995 Fort Lauderdale 83 76 pc 84 75 s Naples 86 67 s 87 70 s Tallahassee 87 62 s 89 63 s Edmonton 65 41 pc 68 45 s Sydney 66 48 pc 63 48 sh Sep. 5.37 6.75 14.03/1979 Fort Myers 87 68 s 89 69 s Ocala 84 60 s 88 63 s Tampa 88 67 s 89 69 s Halifax 60 46 pc 59 41 sh Tokyo 75 63 pc 75 63 s Oct. 3.11 3.12 10.88/1995 Fort Pierce 81 69 s 82 69 s Okeechobee 81 69 s 82 69 s Titusville 79 67 s 82 66 s Kiev 59 44 pc 66 45 pc Toronto 77 50 t 58 42 pc Nov. 0.03 1.88 5.53/2002 Gainesville 84 60 s 86 61 s Orlando 83 66 s 86 68 s Vero Beach 81 70 s 84 67 s London 63 54 r 74 61 c Vancouver 67 56 sh 68 55 c Dec. 0.31 1.77 6.83/2002 Year 10.60 29.39 49.68 (since 1931) Jacksonville 81 59 s 84 63 s Panama City 84 65 s 84 67 s West Palm Beach 83 73 s 83 73 s Madrid 68 54 c 68 54 c Winnipeg 52 32 s 62 41 s Totals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. Key Largo 81 76 pc 82 75 pc Pensacola 83 68 s 85 68 s Winter Haven 86 66 s 89 69 s Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice. 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    • ARREST: PAGE 3 Escaped Crossroads teens captured MONDAY, MAY 26, 2008 DAVID MORRIS IN YOUR CORNER Travel agency accused of hotel switch OUR TOWN Charlotte Sun Editor – Lorraine Schneeberger 941-206-1168 Animal shelter seeks move to DeSoto ‘A ttached you will find a letter recently mailed to Vision Travel complain- By JOHN LAWHORNE Kings Highway. put down. Commission, which is not ing about some unfair and STAFF WRITER The site is located at 2895 When EARS went before the bound by the Planning Com- deceptive actions on their part DESOTO COUNTY — The Southwest County Road 769, DeSoto County Planning mission’s recommendation. perpetrated against a group of EARS Animal Rescue Sanctuary north of Environmental Lab Commission in November “We are anticipating the Senior Citizens from Kings Gate. will go before the DeSoto Street, on the west side of 2007, that board recommend- community will support us,” The letter was sent certified mail County Commission at a County Road 769. ed denial of the request by a 6- said EARS chairman Jaxzann on April 15th but no response public hearing on June 23 to EARS describes itself as a 1 vote, based on incompatibili- Riggs-Berkowitz. She declined has been received to date. request a special exception “care-for-life animal sanctu- ty of the facility with the to speculate what EARS would Documentation is available that would allow the nonprofit ary” and is part of a national surrounding area. do if the special exception is which shows a reservation for organization to build a no-kill no-kill initiative, in which EARS pressed ahead to our group was made at the shelter on a 25-acre site along healthy, homeless pets aren’t present its case to the County EARS | P6 Promenade Hotel on January 15th and canceled on April 2nd without notification to us. Any assistance you may be able to provide will be greatly appreciat- ed.” — Addie DiGregorio, Port Charlotte. Hawaii trip is a wish fulfilled APP, Addie, I contacted Noelle Connolly, activities director for Kings Gates Homes, who verified everything in your letter. She organized the trip and said Vision Travel had confirmed reservations for all 38 of you for three nights at the Promenade Hotel in Savannah’s historic i district. It was a surprise to Connolly as well, when your bus went to a Days Inn 17 miles away. She too has been unable to contact anyone at Vision Travel. y After many repeated attempts, I finally got a return call from Richard Brown. Brown is the husband of Victoria Brown, who is listed as the principal agent for 4et A . Vision Travel of Pinellas County ' t Inc. in Seminole. All Brown would say was that in their literature, “everything is subject • to change without notice.” When t . . . ? i ? t i ?1 ti I asked why they switched the hotels, his reply was “no com- ment.” When I questioned if there was any financial relief that could be offered since the Days Inn was approximately $50 a night cheaper than The Prome- y. nade, his response was “no r comment.” And then he hung up. That doesn’t happen to me very often. Since I was unable to get any help from the company, I went to the Florida Department of SUN FILE PHOTO BY KHARLI ROSE, krose@sun-herald.com Agriculture & Consumer Ser- vices. This is the state’s clearing- Cancer survivor Kerri Donnelly, 16, left, led the first lap during the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Relay For Life of North Port at Butler Park. house for consumer complaints. Donnelly and her family recently left for Hawaii on a trip that was made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. While able to help mediate any dispute, the Division of Con- sumer Services actually regulates Young cancer survivor experiences a trip of a lifetime a few industries including motor vehicle repair shops, health By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER A-Wish Foundation. North Port High School. The throats and couldn’t get rid of studios and gyms, intrastate STAFF WRITER It’s been a difficult year for family car has logged more them, and we got all kinds of movers and sellers of travel. NORTH PORT — For the the Donnellys. Their 16-year- than 5,000 miles traveling to antibiotics, but it wasn’t the Companies in violation of Donnelly family, leaving their old daughter, Kerri, was diag- Orlando and Gainesville for step throat.” regulations can be fined, lose home at 5 o’clock Friday nosed with Hodgkin’s lym- Kerri’s treatments. Since 1980, the Make-a- their license to do business in morning was absolutely worth phoma in September 2007, and “She was actually sick for Wish Foundation has helped the state or — in the case of it. They were on their way to spent most of this year hospi- over a year,” Kerri’s mom, criminal fraud — face possible Hawaii, courtesy of the Make- tal-bound instead of attending Cindy, said. “She had strep WISH| P6 arrest. That’s why it’s vital to file a consumer complaint with DOACS, especially involving companies it directly oversees. Vineland student places Complaints are also public record and can be accessed by consumers and other state second in state flag-drawing contest agencies. By DANA SANCHEZ Ladies Auxiliary, Rotonda Post “We were very pleased To file a complaint or verify a STAFF WRITER 10476. because we’re a small auxiliary company’s proper registration ROTONDA WEST — Brittany Brittany’s flag drawing fea- to begin with,” said Olga and check a history of any filed Sangiovanni, a fifth-grader at tured a yellow ribbon around a Durham, chairperson of the complaints, call 800-HELP-FLA. Vineland Elementary School, tree and a squadron of troops. contest. “We were working with Complaints can also be filed won second place in a state She beat out hundreds of one school so we were lucky to online by going to contest for her drawing of the students by winning at the local have gone that far.” www.800HELPFLA.com. American flag. and district levels before taking The auxiliary has about 11 Addie, DOACS has your The contest was hosted locally second place in the state com- by the Veterans of Foreign Wars petition. CONTEST| P6 MORRIS | P6 BRITTANY SANGIOVANNI INDEX TODAY IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COUNTY AGENT: PAGE 7 Calendar ....................2 North Port celebrates Memorial Day at Veterans Park — American Legion Post 254 and the city of North Port will sponsor a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m., at Veter- Will grass grow in shade? Police Beat ................3 Find out what to do about growing grass in shady areas. ans Park. ......... ......... ......... ........ . Obituaries ..................5 American Legion Post 110 Memorial Day remem- COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: PAGE 9 brance ceremony, at 3152 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Viewpoint ................18 Honor veterans and also the memory of those who have given their lives for our country. The post will be open to Who will remember...? Who will remember those who have fought for us? Who will Opinion ....................19 the public. 941-629-7446. remember those suffering the after effects of such bravery?
    • Our Town Page 2 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 | DESOTO EVENTS | CHARLOTTE EVENTS | NORTH PORT EVENTS | ENGLEWOOD EVENTS Editor’s Note: All phone numbers All phone number area codes are The Community Calendar is a free All phone number area codes are 941 have the local area code of 863 941 unless otherwise indicated. forum listing events in North Port unless otherwise indicated. unless otherwise noted. and surrounding areas. Listings ■ TODAY will run the day of the event, and ■ TODAY ■ TODAY possibly in advance on a space Gulf Pines Memorial Day Service • DeSoto County AMVETS ■ SPECIAL NOTICE available basis. E-mail cal@ A Memorial Day Service, “Veterans Memorial Day Ceremony at the Charlotte County administration Remembering Veterans” will be presented sun-herald.com. Please do not AMVETS Post 60 building on U.S. offices, the Charlotte County Jus- by VFW Post 10178 and VFW Post 10476 send attachments. All area codes to honor fallen veterans, beginning at Highway 17 South at 9 a.m. tice Center and Punta Gorda City are 941 unless otherwise Hall will be closed today in observance 9:30 a.m. at Gulf Pines Memorial Park, 2401 • 52nd British Memorial Service specified. Englewood Road. More than 1,800 flags will of the Memorial Day holiday. Also at the Oak Ridge Cemetery will be placed on veterans’ graves. 474-2413. closed will be schools, Edison College, begin at 10 a.m. most local banks, libraries, the state ■ SPECIAL NOTICE • Memorial Day Service at Department of Children and Families, America’s Boating Safety ■ UPCOMING 11 a.m. at the DeSoto County Court congregate meal sites and post Course — 6:30-9 p.m. on June 4, House Veterans Memorial, on the offices. 6, 11 & 13, taught at the U.S.C.G. ■ TUESDAY south side of the courthouse. Auxiliary Station, 7030 Chancellor Chamber Early Bird Exchange, the • Brownie Troop 606 meets from ■ EVENTS Blvd. This is a 10-hour course Englewood-Cape Haze Area Chamber of 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Arcadia VFW Post 5690 Memorial Day spread over four evenings. Upon Commerce Early Bird Exchange will be Girl Scout House, 619 Oak St., in services, 11 a.m. at Restlawn Ceme- successful completion of the pro- held from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at the host, Arcadia. This is open to girls from tery on Forrest Nelson Boulevard, Port gram participant will receive a Farlow’s on the Water, 2080 S. McCall first through third grade. You can join Charlotte. Veterans graves will have certificate from the Coast Guard Road. Members, $3; prospective members anytime. flags placed on them that will remain Auxiliary and a Boating Safety or guests, $5. Bring lots of business cards • Cub Scout Pack 39 meets at until after the services. Congressman Education ID card from the State of and a door prize to promote your business. Tim Mahoney from Florida’s 14th Florida. Registration is required For more information or to schedule an 6:30 p.m. at the Trinity United District, keynote speaker. Other state Early Bird Exchange, call Angela Hernan- Methodist Church. Call Sandy Wolfe before classes begin. Cost is $40 and local officials will also attend to dez, Peninsula Bank, 474-7738. at 884-2351 for more information. honor all veterans from all combat for materials. Call Al Yeno at 235- Luncheon and Card Party, the Engle- • Boy Scout Troop 39 meets at operations. Full dress color guard, 21- 1362 or e-mail oneytwo@ wood Does 203 Luncheon and Card Party 7 p.m. at the Boy Scout House on gun salute and taps. Memorial ser- embarqmail.com. For more informa- will be held at 11 a.m. at the Englewood 610 Oak St. All boys in grades 6-12 vices inside the chapel in the center of tion on the US Coast Guard Auxil- Elks Lodge, 401 N. Indiana Ave. This event are welcome to attend. Call Sandy the cemetery. Additional parking iary, call Commander Jim Hamilton is open to the public. Cost is $5 and Wolfe at 884-2351 for more available at the First Baptist Church at 423-5611 or Vice Commander reservations are required. Call Jackie at information. parking lots. 629-4200. Liz Frey at 627-3837. 474-2470. SUBSCRIPTIONS Fishing For Home Delivery Rates: Newspaper designated market: TODAY’S ADVERTISERS FR (Front), OT (Our Town), SP (Sports), B (Business) A New City Zone- Carrier home delivered 7 A.C. REFRIGERATION FUNERAL HOME/CEMETERIES Nobile Hearing Aid ...................FR13 Edward Jones .............................OT7 days. 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    • Our Town Page 4 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 • Barbara Jeanetter POLICE Allen, 23, 3600 block of • Brett Anthony Root, 26, 1700 block of Bridge Charlotte. Charge: uttering forged bills and Drive, Punta Gorda. Charges: possession of Fla. Charge: no driver’s license. Bond: $500. FROM PAGE 3 Easy Street, Port Char- Street, Englewood. petty theft. Bond: cocaine, possession with • Preston Deon lotte. Charges: driving Charges: habitually $20,000. intent to sell and posses- Edwards, 30, Myakka while license is suspend- driving while license is • Tammy Anne Suttles, sion of drug parapher- City, Fla. Charges: introduction of contra- ed or revoked with suspended or revoked 44, 2000 block of Placida nalia. Bond: $8,500. driving while license is band into detention knowledge, possession and not having motorcy- Road. Charge: battery. suspended or revoked, facility, and two counts of a controlled sub- cle endorsement. Bond: Bond: none. 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    • Monday, May 26, 2008/ The Sun LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS www.sun-herald.com D/E/N/C Our Town Page 5 | OBITUARIES | DESOTO NEWS BRIEFS CHARLOTTE Bliss and Quinten Bliss Golf Tournament bring their own lunches. Sign up Rodeo Cost is $89 per week for summer Association both of Port Charlotte; his The Rams Booster and includes a materials football camp meetings father, Martin (Jean) Bliss Memorial Elementary Maxine Sandretto of Stockbridge, Mich.; his fee. School four-person The Teen Leadership The second annual The Arcadia Rodeo Maxine Sandretto, 82, of mother, Mary (Ken) scramble golf tourna- Program, for youth ages Darrel Nicklow and Association meets on Port Charlotte, Fla., and Rysenga of Kalamazoo, ment will be held May Mich.; his siblings, 13-16, or entering Kenny Christian Foot- the following dates: formerly of Waukegan, Ill., 31 at 8 a.m. Shotgun grades seven through ball camp will be held June 19, July 17 and died on Sunday, May 18, Deedee (Todd) Mortimer, registration is at 7 a.m. 10, will engage June 23-27. It will be Aug. 21. All meetings 2008, at St. Catherine’s Jenny Love and Brian Bliss; and four grand It will be at the City of teenagers in activities held from 9 a.m. to 3 start at 6 p.m. and will Hospital in Pleasant Arcadia Golf Course on that foster self-confi- p.m. at DeSoto County be held at the rodeo Prairie, Wis. children. A visitation will be from N. Highway 17. It costs dence and self-esteem, High School. DCHS clubhouse unless She was born Sept. 12, $220 and includes head football coach otherwise noted. Addi- 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thurs- teamwork and group 1925, in Red Bay, Ala., and lunch. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gary Morton will be the tional meetings will be day, May 29, 2008, at the dynamics. Pool and gym moved to Waukegan in special guest. scheduled before each Kays-Ponger Funeral place finish. Longest activities will be includ- 1950, from Calumet, Home, 2405 Harbor Blvd., drive, closet to pin, cash ed. Tuition is $79 per To sign up, you must rodeo. For more infor- Mich. Port Charlotte, FL. The prizes, door prizes and week and includes be ages 6-17. The fee is mation, call 863-494- Maxine retired in 1981 from Goodyear Tire and funeral service will follow a 50/50 raffle. All materials. Space is $75 per person. All 2014. Rubber Company in at 12 p.m. at the funeral proceeds will benefit limited. participants will receive North Chicago, Ill., and home. To leave the family Physical Education Registration forms are a T-shirt. Lunch will be SFCC tours prior to that, had worked condolences and to sign Equipment. Please mail available at the Web provided. You will learn Austria, Germany at Deep Freeze. She also the online guestbook, entry to 3144 S.E. site, the fundamentals of the and Switzerland worked, during World War visit kays-ponger.com. Creekwood Terr., Arca- www.southflorida.edu, game as well as team II, in a Panama City, Fla., Please direct memorial dia, FL 34266. Or turn it or by calling Communi- work, leadership and Have you ever donations toward the self discipline. Develop- dreamed of traveling to ship yard, doing welding in at the golf course pro ty Education at 863-784- for the war effort. She was family of Martin Bliss to 7388, 863-784-7422, or ing basic skills and love a fairy-tale land com- help them through these shop. Entry deadline is a member of the Moose, 863-784-7392. for the game will helps plete with castles, snow- difficult times. May 30. For more Elks and American make the camp a capped mountains and Arrangements are by information, call 863- forests? How about Legion, all of Port 990-2299. Hospital offers successful one for Charlotte. Kays-Ponger Funeral attendees, on and off touring a gothic cathe- Home, Port Charlotte sleep apnea dral or sampling some She is survived by her the field. For more two sons, Robert (Bar- Chapel. Summer presentation information, call Darrel of the world’s finest bara) Sandretto of Day Camp DeSoto Memorial at 863-444-0722 or chocolate? Perhaps you DESOTO Winthrope Harbor, Ill., The Arcadia Parks and Hospital’s Better Breath- Kenny at 734-717-3777. have wanted to take a and Michael Sandretto of Recreation Department ing Club will hold a step back into the Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; two Earl L. Moore will be offering a sum- presentation about Sign up early world’s more recent and grandchildren, Daniel mer day camp for youth obstructive sleep apnea for sheriff’s solemn history with an (Kim) Sandretto and Earl Lester Moore, 40, of Tuesday from 2 p.m. to excursion to Dachau, between the ages of 6- summer camp Michelle (Daniel) Arcadia, Fla., passed away 3 p.m. in the McSwain site of a Nazi concentra- 12, to be held at the Michael; five great- Saturday, May 24, 2008. room. The DeSoto County tion camp. Now you can grandchildren, Marshall He was born Feb. 16, Speer Recreation Center. The first session Skip Brant, a sleep Sheriff’s Office and the when South Florida and Dylan Sandretto and 1968, in Arcadia. Florida Sheriff’s Youth Community College Jacob, Nicholas and Ryan Lester enjoyed hunting is June 12 through July 2 consultant from from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Respironics, will share Ranches will present sponsors an affordable Michael; and one sister, and fishing. his knowledge of sleep “Harmony in the 12-day educational tour Irene Petty of Zion, Ill. She He is survived by his and the second is July 8 through July 25 from 9 apnea, including symp- Streets” summer camp through Austria, Ger- was preceded in death by father, Gerald A. Moore of many and Switzerland a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Chil- toms, diagnoses, how to for the fifth year, from her husband, Raymond; Arcadia; fiancée, Alicia in May 2009. two brothers, Gilbert and Hutto of Arcadia; one dren must bring their get tested, and treat- June 9-13. The camp own lunch. There is a ment options. Brant will will be held at the The price of the trip Frank Hall; and her brother, Burrell Moore of limit to the number of be talking about com- DeSoto County fair- includes round-trip parents, Columbus and Gainesville, Fla.; one stepsister, Vicki Lowery of children who may plications of sleep grounds. Registration airfare, 10 overnight Pearl Hall. Visitation will be from 5 Arcadia; and several attend, so please pre- apnea and will give tips will be held for the stays in hotels with p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednes- nieces and nephews. register. Anyone inter- about how to live with mobile camp until 5 private bathrooms, day, May 28, 2008, at Lester was preceded in ested in registering can CPAP/BIPAP machines. p.m. May 30, for those complete European Kays-Ponger Funeral death by his mother, Lois call 863-494-2000 or Some of the common children ages 6 to 12 breakfast and dinner Home, 2405 Harbor Blvd., A. Moore. stop by the parks and symptoms of sleep years. daily, full-time bilingual Port Charlotte. Mass of Visitation will be from 6 recreation office located apnea are snoring, not Registration forms tour director, six sight- the Christian burial will p.m. to 8 p.m. today, May in the Speer Center (185 feeling refreshed when seeing tours, one will be available be at 10 a.m. Thursday, 26, 2008, at Ponger-Kays- W. Winifred St.) for a list waking, and falling walking tour, two through your school May 29, 2008, at St. Grady Funeral Home, 50 of camp fees and field asleep during the day. orientation tours, and resource officer and can Charles Borromeo N. Hillsborough Ave. trips. The purpose of Better be obtained in the lobby seven visits to special Catholic Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Breathers is to educate attractions, including of the Sheriff’s Office. an excursion to beauti- Entombment will be at Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at SFC offers the public about breath- Rest Lawn Memorial Ponger-Kays-Grady Enrollment is limited to ful Mount Pilatus. Gardens. Chapel. Burial will follow summer programs ing problems improve that they can and ways the first 60 children Students and area Arrangements are by at Joshua Creek Cemetery. for youth their quality of life. The applying, but a waiting residents who are Kays-Ponger Funeral On-line condolences group is co-sponsored list will be taken in an interested in learning South Florida Com- Homes, Port Charlotte. maybe made at www. by the American Lung attempt to accommo- more about this educa- munity College’s Com- pongerkaysgrady.com. Association. The group date as many as possi- tional tour should call munity Education ENGLEWOOD Arrangements are by ble. The fair association Dr. Theresa James at Department is register- meets on the fourth Ponger-Kays-Grady Tuesday of every month is providing its facility 863-453-6661, 773-2252, There were no deaths ing students for its Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. in the and grounds for free, 465-5300, or 494-7500, reported in Englewood on Youth Enrichment Cremation Services, McSwain room. including use of utili- ext. 7185. Sunday. Arcadia. Summer Program and Teen Leadership Pro- The meeting will be ties, to support this The deadline to lock gram. followed by a blood program. For more in prices is Saturday. All NORTH PORT HARDEE information, contact Both run June 9 pressure clinic from of SFCC’s educational There were no deaths through Aug. 1 from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Harry Evers, Sheriff’s tours are available to In Memoriam reported in Hardee on 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the For more information, Office public informa- the general public and Sunday. SFCC Highlands Cam- call Dian Cox at 863- tion officer, at 863-993- can be taken for college Martin R. Bliss pus, Avon Park. Early 491-4245. 4700, ext. 236. credit or no credit. Martin Randolph OBITUARY POLICY dropoff times and late “Marty” Bliss, 45, of North Obituaries are accepted pickup times are A Thought Port, Fla., passed away on from funeral homes only. extended a half hour. Saturday, May 24, 2008. There is no charge for The Youth Enrich- He was born Aug. 25, publishing an abbreviated ment Summer Program To 1962, in Jackson, Mich. death notice once. Full is open to youth ages Marty graduated with obituaries and repeat death 7-12, or entering his bachelor’s degree in notices will be subject to an grades two through six. business from Cleary advertising charge. Faxed Remember Activities will include College in Michigan. He obituaries must be received computer technology, was a third-degree black by noon and e-mailed language arts, science, belt in Tae Kwon Do, obituaries must be received math, art, swimming second in the world in sparring and first in by 2 p.m. for next day publication. The American and gym. Participants by flag accompanying an may enroll by the Ken Roberson sparring in Michigan. He obituary indicates a veteran week. Lunch will be loved the beach and of the U.S. Armed Forces. available at no addi- scuba diving and spend- ing time with his family. Please send e-mails to tional cost, and partic- obituaries@sun-herald.com ipants are welcome to Through wars around the world, American blood has been shed He was a CW 5 Pilot in the Army National Guard. He in the cause of freedom. Those whom we honor each year on married his wife, Jennifer Memorial Day paid the highest price anyone can pay - their lives. 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    • Our Town Page 6 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 Sunny skies kick off week MEMORIAL DAY CLOSINGS Charlotte County Charlotte County administration offices, the Charlotte County Justice Center and Punta Gorda STAFF REPORT with a slight wind gusting weather trend in the 90s, with both days having an City Hall will be closed today in observance of the While sunny skies and as high as 24 mph. as a calm wind blows expected high near 91. Memorial Day holiday. Overnight, the sky will through the area. The rain chances will Also closed will be schools, most local banks, warm weather are expect- libraries, the state Department of Children and ed for Memorial Day in be mostly clear with a low Wednesday night, the continue into the evening Families, congregate meal sites and post offices. Southwest Florida, the of 64. skies will be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s. Garbage collection in Charlotte County will not National Weather Service The service reports that with a low around 67. The service also reports be affected. Residential and commercial cus- reported that the week Tuesday will have a high A 20 percent chance of a 30 percent chance of tomers will receive their regularly scheduled near 89, and a low showers and thunder- showers and thunder- pickups. The Charlotte County Landfill will close at may end with some rain. 1 p.m. Monday will have a around 66. storms is predicted for storms on Saturday, with Residents of the city of Punta Gorda will see no high near 88 degrees, Wednesday will begin a Thursday and Friday, a high near 91. change in their trash or yard waste collection. All areas of the Charlotte Campus of Edison College in Punta Gorda, including the Child Care Center and YMCA Fitness Center, will be closed. The Sun business offices will be closed Memo- rial Day except for circulation calls between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. The Punta Gorda office will be closed, but the kiosk at the Port Charlotte Town Center mall will be open during regular mall hours. Sarasota County Sarasota County government offices, including libraries, will be closed today. Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) bus service will not operate today. Collection for trash, recyclables and yard waste will not change. • The Chemical Collection Center at 8750 Bee =z, Ridge Road in Sarasota and the South County Center at 250 S. Jackson Road in Venice are - closed on Monday. • The landfill administration office will be closed. (The landfill will be open normal hours.) • The Sarasota History Center will be closed. • All Sarasota County recreation centers will be closed. Open on Monday, May 26 are the following: • The landfill will be open normal hours. (The landfill administration office will be closed.) • The Arlington Park pool will be open noon- 5 p.m. • The Payne Park Tennis Center will be open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. • The Sarasota County Visitors Center and History Center Museum, 701 Tamiami Trail N., will be open. • The Citizens Convenience Center at 4010 Knights Trail Road in Nokomis will be open from PHOTO FROM SPOTTED 8 a.m.-5 p.m. What is it? DeSoto County All DeSoto County and Arcadia government offices will be closed today. In the caption, “gaylynn829” writes that it is done. But does anyone possibly know what it is? Check it out on “You There will be no trash pickup today. Today’s Spotted.” Just go to www.sunnewspapers.net and see all that “gaylynn829” posted there. And, if you’ve got some- route will be picked up on Tuesday, and Tuesday’s thing to post, go ahead and do it. It’s easy, it’s free and all you need is a picture or two. route will be picked up on Wednesday. Thursday’s and Friday’s routes will remain the same. MORRIS: Travel agency’s deceptive tactics inconvenience travelers FROM PAGE 1 business” if there’s no the hotel and confirm the might want to compare a While Savannah’s Prome- for the group upon arrival” timely response. Any other reservations personally,” it similar itinerary with other nade Hotel sales manager, if you so choose. complaint and sent it to members of the travel notes. “Also, ask the hotel travel agencies. Jana Biggins, confirmed Something tells me Vision Travel with a letter group who want to should personnel about their One way to do that is to Vision Travel’s April 2 arrangements won’t be explaining it has 30 days to file separate complaints. knowledge of and relation- go to the American Society cancellation of the Kings made through Vision Travel. respond with a warning On its Web site, DOACS ship with the travel of Travel Agents and search Gate group, she had no Do you have a consumer that “the matter will be recommends obtaining company.” for an accredited member other information as to why issue or problem? Contact IN forwarded to the Investiga- specific information and Additionally, make sure by destination or special it was done just four days YOUR CORNER c/o The Sun, tive Section to perform a details of your trip in you understand all cancel- areas of expertise like prior to your arrival. Biggins 23170 Harborview Road, compliance audit and writing directly from the lation policies before ecotourism or historical- wants your group to return, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 or possibly initiate administra- travel agent. “If accommo- making your purchase. To educational. ASTA’s Web site though, and would like to e-mail inyourcorner@ tive action against your dations are included, call see if the price is fair, you is www.travelsense.org. “offer a welcome reception sun-herald.com. EARS: No-kill animal rescue shelter seeks a home in DeSoto County FROM PAGE 1 of the project is $200,000 Riggs said EARS antici- The sanctuary would be foot receiving and admin- If the special exception for land development and pates becoming opera- a “no kill” shelter in which istration building, and 19 is approved, EARS must turned down. “We are $250,000 for a “flex tional within 12 to 18 animals — cats and dogs octagonal “dormitory” submit an improvement focusing on June 23.” building” that could also months after approval by — would be cared for buildings at build out, a plan for the first phase of Riggs said EARS had be used for an adminis- the County Commission. indefinitely or until they landscaped park area and the kenneling facility adequate funding to tration building and a The 25-acre tract is could be fostered out. parking facilities. The within three months. begin developing the storm shelter. currently zoned Agricul- In its application for the dormitory buildings would You can e-mail property. She said the The first two pods, each ture-5, and kenneling special exception, EARS house up to 70 animals John Lawhorne anticipated cost of being 2,500 square feet, facilities are allowed in A- provided a site plan each with a potential for atjlawhorne@ developing the first phase would cost about $250,000. 5 as special exceptions. depicting a 5,200-square- 1,330 animals at build out. sun-herald.com. WISH: Hawaiian trip is a dream come true for cancer survivor FROM PAGE 1 who are terminal,” Cindy Now that Kerri is better, “It’s absolutely great said. “Kerri has lym- the family, plus Kerri’s that they have these trips children with life- phoma. It can go into best friend Megan — “her and things for the kids, threatening conditions remission, but it can number one choice” — because there’s not very achieve their dreams. To always come back.” are taking the trip of a much support and receive a wish, a child And Kerri is in remis- lifetime: five days in groups and places to go r' . . must be diagnosed with sion after three rounds of Waikiki. in this area for a child i a life-threatening chemotherapy. “She’s thrilled,” Cindy with cancer; you have to medical condition — a “Lymphoma reacts very said. “Actually, she go to St. Pete, Tampa or progressive, degenera- well to chemo,” Cindy wanted to go to Italy, but Orlando,” she said. “And tive or malignant said. “They did a biopsy with all the walking and it’s hard when kids are condition — that has and removed a tumor stairs, people at the sick and traveling back placed the child’s life at from her neck, and that’s Make-A-Wish Foundation and forth. I just wish a?4 risk. how they knew she was in didn’t think she’d be up to there was someplace Wishes aren’t granted remission. it, so they suggested here.” just for terminally ill “Non-Hodgkin’s lym- Hawaii. They’ll go snorke- For more about the children, though. phoma is the bad one. All ling, swimming with Make-A-Wish Founda- “(The Make-A-Wish the doctors told me, if she dolphins, and we’re going tion, visit www.wish.org. Foundation) is for chil- had to have any type of to a luau.” You can e-mail SUN PHOTO BY KHARLI ROSE, krose@sun-herald.com dren who have life- cancer, (Hodgkin’s Cindy said the Make-A- Anne Klockenkemper at Traveling in a limo, Kerri Donnelly, 16, left, and her family threatening illnesses, but lymphoma is) the one to Wish Foundation has aklockenkemper@ left North Port at 5 a.m. Friday for their trip to Hawaii, it’s not just for children have.” been wonderful sun-herald.com. courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. CONTEST: Vineland Elementary student places second in state competition FROM PAGE 1 increase children’s aware- Brittany won $50 and Valerie Cotton, art teacher “Some faces were angry. when she learned she had ness of Americanism and received a ribbon, certifi- at Vineland. Only Brittany Some didn’t know what to placed second in the state posts in the local district patriotic activities. cate and letter of com- drew an entire troop. feel. Some had confident contest. and 26 districts in the “Many children are not mendation. “She did her own thing,” faces,” Brittany said. “I didn’t think I was state, according to exposed to much patrio- To be eligible for the Cotton said. “It was the “There’s a leader and he going to make it that far,” Durham. tism and we want them to contest, each child had to most unique.” has an American flag in she said. The Ladies Auxiliary be aware of the history draw a yellow ribbon Brittany said she his hand, and he raises it You can e-mail sponsors an annual and the purpose of being along with a flag “done in thought about each up high.” Dana Sanchez at contest at Vineland to patriotic,” Durham said. a respectful way,” said soldier as she drew. Brittany was surprised dsanchez@sun-herald.com.
    • Monday, May 26, 2008/ The Sun LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS www.sun-herald.com D/E/N/C Our Town Page 7 What is the deal with grass and shade? Empire, has a moderate as it is weaker and has Harborview Road, Suite Peachland Promenades W hen we think of a lawn, we shade tolerance close to less density. Perhaps the 3 in Port Charlotte. Publix, second Saturday often have Floratam. Bahia grass biggest problem faced in Our Plant Clinics are of the month; Home images of a sunny and Bermuda grass will a shaded lawn is the available across the Depot Murdock, Punta inviting expanse of not tolerate shade at all. competition from trees county: Gorda and Englewood, Ralph There are some man- in the landscape. Trees Demonstration Gar- the third Saturday of the green studded with landscape features. Mitchell agement practices that have extensive and den, 6900 Florida Street month; Lowe’s Garden What happens when we can enhance the toler- aggressive roots that will Punta Gorda Thursday Center Murdock, fourth expect grass to grow in Ralph.Mitchell@charlottefl.com ance of shade-tolerant take up space, water, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday of the month. filtered, dappled or full received in the form of grass in your landscape. oxygen and nutrients. Englewood Charlotte Resource: Trenholm, L. shade? While we cannot partially filtered light at Remember that the lack This competition will Public Library every E. (2008) Growing expect common grass the edge of trees. Of all of light is a stress on affect grass growth. Thursday from 10 a.m. – Turfgrass in the Shade. species to look as good the grass species avail- grass that we must try to Removal of trees or 1 p.m. The University of Florida in shade as they do in able, certain St. Augus- reduce or limit. For trimming may help Mid-County Regional Extension Service, IFAS. full sun, certain types of tine varieties do the best instance, increase your alleviate this issue. Library first and third Ralph Mitchell is the turf and turf cultivars in dealing with moder- mowing height. This While our local grasses Thursday of the month county extension direc- can tolerate some shade ately shady conditions. action will not only leave will grow best in full sun, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. tor/horticulture agent for and can be managed as As a matter of fact, some more grass blade and the sometimes there are Edison College Learn- the Charlotte County useful and ornamental. types of St. Augustine ability to absorb light, areas in our landscape ing Resources Library Cooperative Extension First, keep in mind will tolerate a degree of but it will also influence that are shaded or third Tuesday of the Service. You may contact that there are limits as to shade — up to about 30 the grass to develop partially shaded creating month from 1 p.m. to him by e-mail what grass will take percent filtered sunlight. deeper roots. Grass that a challenging growing 4 p.m. Ralph.Mitchell@charlot- regarding shade. If grass Of all of the cultivars of is growing in the shade condition. Selecting the South Gulf Cove tefl.com. You may also does not get sufficient St. Augustine grass, the needs less fertilizer. Less right grass, and using learning garden third contact a volunteer sunlight, you will notice most shade tolerant are nitrogen fertilizer in a proper management Wednesday of the month Master Gardener from 1 long, spindly leaves as Seville, Delmar, Flo- slow-release form will techniques, will help from 9 a.m. to noon. p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, they attempt to survive. raverde and Captiva. accomplish this goal. assist you in doing the Monthly Plant Clinics Wednesday and Friday at With time, loss of carbo- These cultivars are noted Water less in shade best in up to 30 percent are Saturdays from 764-4340 or by e-mail hydrates will reduce turf as being able to do well areas. Water only as shade — it can be done! 9 a.m. to noon at the Master.Gardener@ vigor and overall health. with five to six hours of needed (when the lawn For more information following locations: charlottefl.com. If shade is a common sunlight per day. 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    • Our Town Page 8 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 | ENGLEWOOD NEWS BRIEFS SCAT Summer 26 Summer Camp Fund span from 5 Points-Selby Bunker Road, Rotonda Boil notice for Youth Passes available is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 31 at Key Agency, across from Park to Orange Avenue. Local and national crafters will show off West, FL 33947. Optimist golf Burnt Store lifted The popular Sarasota Beach Road. their sculptures, jewelry, STAFF REPORT County Utilities. tournament The notice affected County Area Transit Chicken and rib dinner pottery, clothing and The precautionary boil (SCAT) Summer Youth with all the fixings: more. The popular Green The sixth annual water notice for the customers served by CCU Pass is now on sale. The coleslaw, beans, roll, Market will showcase Optimist Club of Engle- Burnt Store Service Area from the Burnt Store $10 pass allows youths $8.50; additional dona- orchids, scented candles wood Golf Tournament was lifted Sunday morn- Marina northward up to age 19 unlimited tion gets you a car wash and even kettle corn. For will take place May 31 at ing following the satisfac- including the Tern Bay ridership on SCAT buses also. Buy your tickets more information, visit Lemon Bay Golf Club, tory completion of a Development. from June 1-Sept. 1. now; available at Sterns www.artfestival.com. Call 9600 Eagle Preserve bacteriological survey If you have any ques- The Summer Youth Tire, Curves in Rotonda, 813-962-0388 or 954- Drive. The format is an showing that the water is tions, contact the CCU Passes are available at Country Hound, or call 472-3755. 18-hole foursome safe for consumption, customer service depart- the SCAT office, 5303 941-474-8087 for more scramble. Only $65 per according to Charlotte ment at 941-764-4300. Pinkney Ave., Sarasota, information. IU Alumni person. Registration will Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- be at 7 a.m. with an 8 Association a.m. shotgun start. 4:30 p.m.; the Downtown School Transfer Station ticket family picnic Prizes, beverages, year closing LOOKING FOR booth, 1565 First St., Local Indiana Universi- barbecue lunch, and top Sarasota, Monday- celebration ty graduates and/or men’s and women’s SOMETHING? Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 The Merchants and friends are invited to join teams win prizes: Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! p.m., and Friday, 7:30 community organiza- members of the IU closest to pins, longest a.m.-3 p.m. and North tions of West Dearborn Alumni Association, drive, straightest drive, Port City Hall, 4970 City Street, invite parents and Florida Sun Coast raffle prizes, 50/50. Call Hall Blvd., North Port, children to come and Chapter, for a family Phil Eason for more Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- celebrate the closing of picnic to be held from 11 information at Renaissance 5 p.m. another school year. a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at 941-475-1581. Real Estate Proof of age is Check out the fun from the Englewood Sports Consulting required, and accepted 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur- Complex shelter, 1300 S. New hours forms of payment are day. Activities, art, food, River Road. The cost will at Lighthouse cash or check (cash only games, specials and fun be $10 for anyone over Museum at the Downtown Trans- are the plans for the day. 13, $5 of which goes SELL YOUR HOUSE! fer Station). Credit cards are not accepted. The Events and features include sidewalk chalk directly into the scholar- ship fund for local Effective June 1 the Boca Grande Lighthouse AVOID FORECLOSURE! 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OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS THE MATTER MAY BE HEARD DURING THE COURSE OF ACTION. THE HEARING WILL BE HELD IN COMMISSION CHAMBERS, ROOM 119, FIRST FLOOR, BUILDING A, THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER, 18500 MURDOCK CIRCLE, PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA. COPIES OF THE PETITION WITH COMPLETE LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS AND SUBSEQUENT STAFF REPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY GROWTH MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, AND ALL CHARLOTTE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES. A MEETING AGENDA AND PETITION PACKETS MAY BE REVIEWED AT THE FOLLOWING INTERNET ADDRESS: http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/agenda.asp ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE URGED TO ATTEND THIS PUBLIC HEARING. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO SPEAK; THERE WILL BE A FIVE-MINUTE TIME LIMIT FOR EACH CITIZEN’S PRESENTATION ON AN AGENDA ITEM. IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT A STAFF PERSON AT ANY TIME IN ADVANCE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING(S). PLEASE CALL 941-764-4903 AND MENTION THE PETITION NUMBER OF THE MATTER YOU WISH TO DISCUSS. PETITIONS Planned Development Zoning District revision Legislative Countywide An ordinance amending the Planned Development Zoning District, Section 3-9-49 of the Charlotte County Code of Laws and Ordinances, regarding certain design criteria, development standards and procedures of the code; Applicant, Board of County Commissioners of Charlotte County. Revision to Zoning Definitions Legislative Countywide An Ordinance Amending Chapter 3-9, Article I, Section 3-9-2, Rules of Construction; Adding new definitions and amending the definition of open space; providing for conflict with other ordinances; providing for severability; providing for an effective date: Applicant, Board of County Commissioners of Charlotte County. SHOULD ANY AGENCY OR PERSON DECIDE TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING, A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDING IS REQUIRED, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. The Charlotte County Commission meeting room is accessible to the physically disabled. However, if you need assistance or require auxiliary aids and services please contact our office at 941-743-1392. FM Sound Enhancement Units for the Hearing Impaired are available at the Front Desk. If Sound Enhancement Units are insufficient for you, please contact our office TTY # 941-743-1234. P.O. #: 2008001986-K 337143 Publish: May 26, 2008
    • Monday, May 26, 2008/ The Sun LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS www.sun-herald.com D/E/N/C Our Town Page 9 Who will remember…? | NORTH PORT NEWS BRIEFS Volunteers seek donations, gas money hospitalized. The group is raising funds to help buy gas cards to give as tunity for all who are those who care with their W ho will remem- gifts to the families. With ber our men interested in making a passions — with the Volunteers from The gas at almost $4 a gallon, and women difference in our world — causes that matter. Place, a North Port The Place wants to help who have fought for us … and particularly in our For more information, church, will travel June the families for whom in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in community. We are or to contribute to the Vietnam? Who will Carolyn pleased to have an Eric Hall Memorial Fund 12 to the Ronald McDon- the cost of fuel prevents ald House in St. Peters- them from seeing their remember those who Freeland opportunity to work with at Charlotte Community burg to help parents of children. Tax-deductible have returned and are Becky Hall and Marge Foundation, call me at hospitalized children. donations can be made suffering from PTSD — Baker in establishing the 941-637-0077, e-mail me The volunteers will be by June 8 to “Church at post traumatic stress and my husband, Tom, Eric Hall Memorial Fund at ccf@charlottecommu- plans to participate in the at the foundation. CCF, doing chores for the The Place,” during the 10 disorder, an illness that nityfoundation.org, or ride — with me as pas- with its recognition of explore CCF’s Web site at residents so they can a.m. service on Sundays affects thousands of our spend more of their day senger. We do hope you complying with the www.charlottecommuni- or to the office at 2500 military veterans retuning will plan to join us in National Standards for tyfoundation.org. with their children. The Bobcat Village Center from the horrors of war. supporting this very Community Foundations, group will also prepare Road, Unit F, North A young marine, Eric important cause. will continue to be good Carolyn Freeland is lunch for the parents and Port, FL. For more Hall, returned from Iraq The Charlotte Commu- stewards of our commu- executive director of the families to lower the high information, visit www. in 2005 and in early March of this year, he was nity Foundation offers nity’s funds — and most Charlotte Community costs of staying with ChurchAtThePlace.com found dead in a drainage such a wonderful oppor- importantly, connect Foundation. their children who are or call 941-240-2421. pipe here in our commu- nity. While initially SPRING SPECIALS diagnosed with a person- ality disorder, he died because he was suffering from PTSD. We have read much about this debilitating ----------- ----------- condition over the past several months here in $100 A TON $50 OFF the Charlotte Sun. TRADE-IN ON Unfortunately, it is not an uncommon outcome for A NEW SERVICE our military men and women who have experi- enced events that the rest I I SYSTEM Good Through 12-31-08. REPAIR Good Through 12-31-08. ? Before you -- ----------- Must Present Certificate. Must Present Certificate. of us could only imag- [iiiiiiiiiiiiiii ine—and prefer not to. call just any Service Company to fix your air To guarantee that Eric is not forgotten, and to ensure other veterans conditioning, pool heater, appliances, or marine a/c, A/C TUNE-UP receive the needed mental health services, please call Grande Aire Services Inc. for prompt, $79.50 Good Through 12-31-08. Must Present Certificate. Eric’s mom, Becky Hall, professional service you GRANDE11 and his aunt, Marge can trust. Baker, have established the Eric Hall Memorial i SERVICES,INC Fund at the Charlotte Community Foundation. TOLL FREE: 1-888-494-2473 t , 322253 Their plans are to support veterans and Serving all of Charlotte & Sarasota Counties their families suffering Lic# CA C054727 • www.grandeaire.com • Bonded & Insured . from, but not limited to, post traumatic stress CALL FOR A FREE IN-HOME CONSULTATION • 24/7 EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE disorder and chronic pain management. It is their intention that the Eric Symbiont Service Corp Hall Memorial Fund will last in perpetuity and, as such, only income from the fund will be distribut- ed annually. To help eliminate “band-aid approaches,” and truly improve the mental health care opportunities for returning veterans and their families, friends of Eric, along with Becky Hall and Marge Baker, plan to increase the corpus of the fund named for Eric, through several fundraisers. The first is scheduled for June 14. It will be a motorcycle ride in memory of Eric Hall for Rece ive u to a p r?ti?s , 72 the “Home Front Fight.” Ride registration at Black N P ym . ts, o Widow Harley Davidson- Get Set I f r e d Interes t ee r Buell begins at 10 a.m., with the start at 11:30 am. for the Finan inc ? Fees for the event are $12 with the purchas e of an qualif yi y ng for one rider and $5 for a with the purchas e of any qua fy in li g Season i-enn ox? Lorne comfort system passenger. Food and Lennox ¢ home comfor t syste m with an additional music are included, and $200 savings* participants even receive a commemorative T-shirt. 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If you do not, finance charges will be assessed on the 322320 promotional purchase balance from the date of purchase and minimum monthly payments will be required on the remaining promotional purchase balance. Standard account terms apply to Also, June 14 will be the non-promotional purchases and after promotion ends, to your promotional purchase. Variable APR is 21.15% as of 01/01/2007. Variable delinquency APR of 23.99% as of 01/01/2007 may apply if you fail to pay your minimum payment by your due date for two consecutive billing periods. Minimum finance charge $1.50. Offer void where prohibited by law. ©2008 Lennox first day of my retirement, Industries Inc. See your participating Lennox dealer for details. Lennox dealers include independently owned and operated businesses. B14247
    • Our Town Page 10 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 | DESOTO Get Hooked! Read WATERLINE every Thursday only in the NEWS BRIEF High school ? ?Cori offers free ? r iall . Ipir yir1t % sports physicals ?ci DeSoto County High School, along with many numerous community health professionals, are offering Free Sports Physicals at 4 p.m. June 2 in the high school PAULSON CENTRE gymnasium. All DeSoto FOR LEASE FOR SALE • Live in your Business - 3 bedroom home, PIK-N-RUN PLAZA Middle and DeSoto High • Com. Condo, build out complete near I-75 $1,000/mo Zoned CG Executive Office Suites Peachland Blvd. • Office Building. US 41, various sizes. School athletes who will Call for info. High Profile Location • Com. Building on 1 acre fenced C.I. Zoned. 18245 Paulson Drive, PC Retail/Office/Professional, Bus. Available 699K be participating in • Office/Medical N.P. Various Sizes (behind Charlotte Honda) • Veteran’s Blvd. Ind. Condo’s Your choice. Newly Renovated, sports for the upcoming • Ind. Condo P.C. 2,250 sq. ft. Brand New Zoned IL $119K ea. or 2 units $225K 80 s.f. to 230 s.f. 6.50 NNN • Com. Condo built out near I-75. High profile Includes Receptionist, Utilities Plenty of Parking. 2008-2009 school year • Side x Side Ind. Units P.C. Make offer, location $134,900. Zoned CG must have a physical on ready now. Rent concessions! & use of Conference Rooms. 1,200 sq. ft. @ $15.00, file. A parent or COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL Virtual Offices also. based on annual lease, guardian must be INVESTMENT GROUP INVESTMENT GROUP includes CAM Call Wilma or Alicia @ present and bring ID for 941-255-5300 941-255-5300 notarization of forms. www.mycig.com www.mycig.com (941) 206-2200 for info. (941)-627-3500 Also, please bring a copy of your child’s birth CALL FOR A FREE LIST 3,000 - 6,000 s.f. 1,250 - 2,500 s.f. Commercial OMI certificate. 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    • Monday, May 26, 2008/ The Sun LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS www.sun-herald.com D/E/N/C Our Town Page 11 Commissioners deny group’s request to use chamber for meetings By JOHN HAUGHEY “My understanding is, over again.” the room, although geon Club have had a for the community.” STAFF WRITER in the past, we’ve said no Curmudgeon Club long-standing commis- large array of county However, she added, “I Charlotte County and I see no reason to President Dale Watson sion policy was to use it officials on the dais and also understand there Curmudgeon Club change that policy now,” formally requested the for only government and a room full of has to be some restric- members have earned Commissioner Tom use of commission functions. citizens. What more tions” because of addi- their reputation as Moore said. “This is the chambers in a May 17 “We would submit that ‘governmental’ use can tional costs in security unmerry cranksters government’s house.” letter e-mailed to this use of the room you desire?” and maintenance. through their frequent “Government and commissioners. should be classed as Commissioner Tricia criticism of local government only,” Watson said the club ‘governmental,’” Watson Duffy called the decision You can e-mail government. concurred Commission- and Sun Newspapers wrote. “How could it be “a tough one,” noting, John Haughey at But last week, when er Dick Loftus. wanted to co-sponsor more? Past town halls “The Curmudgeons are jhaughey@ Charlotte County com- “We’ve had this con- three-hour town hall hosted by the Curmud- doing something good sun-herald.com. missioners were pre- versation repeatedly,” meetings in the room ? ? 1 14 ? 16 9 sented with a club Commissioner Adam two to four times a year. -? 1 7 request to use commis- Cummings said. “My He said County Attor- LET DAD KNOW sion chambers for town answer hasn’t changed ney Janette Knowlton JUST HOW IMPORTANT HE IS TO YOU hall meetings, it was and I’m getting frustrat- told the club there were In a very special way… commissioners who ed by being asked the no legal prohibitions With a Special Father’s Day note from YOU! sounded a bit cranky. same question over and banning public use of Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th and here is how you can show him how much he means to you… Place your Special Greeting here and simply drop off, call in or mail in the form below FEELING CRAMPED? Sell It In The Classifieds. 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    • Our Town Page 14 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS The Sun /Monday, May 26, 2008 Florida inmate confesses to double murder in Immokalee By RYAN MILLS News to contact the ain’t going to come to do is make sure he like to work.” question if it is real.” NAPLES DAILY NEWS State Attorney’s Office home,” he said. don’t try something He said he remem- Investigators scoured The letter arrived in on his behalf. The night the couple crazy,” Crawford said. bered the directions to missing persons late February, with the “Maybe you could was slain, Crawford said, “I’ve got no illusion I the grave, because he databases in Florida and return address “Florida have played middle- he and Peanut were can’t be overcome. I can planned to go back and across the country, and State Prison.” man,” Crawford wrote, “jacking and robbing” be conquered. I don’t move the bodies to make found nothing matching Inside was a fantastic “and explain to them people. have any illusions about sure Peanut couldn’t give the description he gave. tale of kidnapping and they will never find the They would steal that.” him up. Instead, Craw- They also interviewed murder, written in small, bodies unless they agree someone’s car, use it in a After taking the couple ford was arrested less Crawford, who only gave neat handwriting by — in writing — not to robbery, and then get rid hostage, Crawford said than two months later. them additional descrip- Calvin Cyler Crawford seek the death penalty.” of it; Crawford said they he got nervous. He said “If you had a metal tions of his alleged Jr., a convicted murderer never kidnapped any- he was afraid that if he detector, you could find victims. serving a life sentence in ••• body until the night and Peanut let the man it,” Crawford said of the But it was an inspector Florida’s most secure Peanut decided to take a and woman go, they grave, citing the metal at the prison who shared lockup. To simply enter the couple driving a Honda would be able to identify chain he said the man a piece of information Crawford said in the Florida State Prison in south on I-75. him because of his wore. that really led investiga- letter that in August Raiford, visitors must Crawford described stutter and the notice- Toward the end of the tors to question Craw- 1991, after he was pass through row upon both the man and able scar on his face. interview, when asked if ford’s claims. released from his first row of barbed wire fence woman as white, in their He directed Peanut to go he’d ever written a letter “He related that this prison stint at age 19, he and metal bars. early-to-mid 20s and somewhere to let the to a newspaper before, isn’t the first letter this and an Immokalee man After checking in at casually dressed. couple out. After driving Crawford admitted guy wrote,” Roberts said. he knew only as the front desk and The man was about 5 to Immokalee, Crawford writing to the Miami According to sheriff’s “Peanut” hooked up to passing through a feet 10 inches tall, had said he remembers Herald and Miami Times reports, in July 2007 commit robberies. security detail, visitors blond or brown hair, and taking a left at a gas confessing to a conve- Crawford sent a letter to With some detail, pass through four more wore a metal chain on station, heading east on nience store murder in the Glades County Crawford described metal gates before his neck, he said. The Lake Trafford Road until 1987. He said authorities Courthouse explaining forcing a young couple reaching a nexus in the female had shoulder- they arrived in an area were aware of the that acquaintances of off Interstate 75 in Lee prison that guards call length hair and a “regu- that was “nothing but location of the murder his placed an explosive County and kidnapping “Times Square.” On a lar” build. woods.” and the identity of the device in the building. them. Afraid of being late March afternoon, in “She was nice, There used to be a gas victim. No device was found. caught violating proba- a room down the hall- though,” Crawford said. station at the intersec- “They just don’t know Less than a month tion he received in St. way to the right of “I think that’s probably tion of State Road 29 and who did it,” he said. later, he confessed to a Lucie County, Crawford “Times Square,” Craw- why Peanut want to keep Lake Trafford Road, Hernando County wrote that he and ford waits at an octagon- them; take them with us. investigators confirmed. ••• murder featured on the Peanut brought the shaped table. I’m just speculating right Crawford said in the back of the cold case couple to woods off Lake He’s wearing a blue jail there.” Daily News interview Though confession playing cards. Trafford Road in jumpsuit and slippers, In his original letter, that he lied to investiga- letters from inmates On Aug. 31, 2007, the Immokalee, where he and is cuffed at the Crawford said he tors about the direction frequently turn out to be Monroe County Court- executed and buried wrists and ankles. thought the couple may he and Peanut traveled. bogus, Roberts said they house received a letter them. One guard says Craw- have been tourists from Crawford said he always are taken seri- from Crawford again “I feel I’m doing a ford’s nickname in New York, but did not ordered the couple out ously. stating that there was a good thing,” Crawford prison is “Jitterbug,” explain why. of the car at gunpoint, A previous article writ- bomb in the building, wrote. “At least to these which upon meeting “I know it was the tag and followed them into ten by the Daily News reports said. That same people family. And I feel him seems an appropri- on the car, or the way the woods. He said he about the Crawford case day, while meeting with I’ve just took a load off ate moniker. During a they talk,” Crawford said shot the woman in the could have damaged the a psychological special- myself (sic).” conversation, Crawford in the interview. “New back of the head, and Sheriff’s Office’s investi- ist, Crawford stated that has difficulty maintain- York people talk funny, then shot the man twice gation, he said. he killed a Circle K clerk ••• ing eye contact, and like they gay or some- in the face. “Reading the letter, for $75 in Miami. despite a stutter, he thing. ... Not that I’m an He and Peanut fled the initially, it sounds a little In his March letter to After three months of speaks at a machine- expert at accents.” scene, and then returned bit far-fetched based on the Miami newspapers, investigation into the gun’s pace. Crawford said he and a short while later to our experience,” Roberts Crawford wrote that in letter, which the Daily At times during the Peanut put the couple in bury the bodies, Craw- said. “But there was November or December News turned over to the interview, a wide smile Peanut’s car — the man ford said. quite a bit of detail in 1987, he shot to death Collier County Sheriff’s crosses Crawford’s face. riding in the back seat “Peanut had a shovel,” there that piques your Office, deputies believe “I usually smile when with Crawford, the Crawford said. “Don’t interest and makes you FLORIDA | P15 it is nothing more than a people look me in the woman sitting in the ask me why he had it, well-written hoax, eyes too much,” Craw- front passenger seat and because I don’t have the penned by an inmate ford said. Peanut driving. 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FLORIDA: Inmate confesses to double murder in Immokalee; authorities think it’s a hoax FROM PAGE 14 searched the wooded Crawford has been Still, in his interview, “Unless an investigation Daily News interview area near the intersec- transferred to nearby Crawford said he “don’t is turned over to us by that “once you do it one the clerk of a Circle K or tion of Lake Trafford Union Correctional feel like dying right law enforcement, we time, there is nothing to 7-Eleven on Northwest Road and Marjorie Institution, also in now,” and said he still would not be involved at it no more.” 22nd Avenue near the Street. This is the same Raiford. wants a guarantee from this stage.” Despite his life in intersection with 83rd area Crawford pointed to Initially, Crawford said the State Attorney’s Crawford said he prison, Crawford, who Street or 84th Street in when investigators gave he wouldn’t show inves- Office that he won’t be would like to get out of says he grew up with the Miami-Dade County. him an aerial map tigators where he buried put to death. prison one day, vowing Bible, said he still He said he stole $47. during their interview the bodies unless he “I’m not a racist that upon his release the believes in God. “Our guys checked with him, reports indi- received a written person, but I am a only way he would ever “I don’t believe the into it and found noth- cate. guarantee that he realist,” Crawford said. “I see another prison world just came out of ing even remotely Roberts conceded that wouldn’t get the death feel that if a black would be if he drove nowhere. I do believe in similar to what the the area they searched penalty, but in his most person killed two white past it. creation,” he said. “If inmate was talking isn’t the area Crawford recent letter to the Daily persons ... he’s going to He said he has no there is a heaven or hell, about,” Miami-Dade described in the letter. News he backed off that death row first class.” intention of killing I think I’m hell-bound to police spokeswoman “He was describing statement. Though she wouldn’t again, but added in the tell you the truth.” Nelda P. Fonticiella said back toward the east “To put an end to all speak about a hypotheti- in an e-mail. “We see actually,” Roberts said. this talk about attention- cal scenario, Samantha this every now and then “Back toward the east, seeking, you asked me if Syoen, a State Attorney’s where an inmate starts even in those days, was I would be willing to Office spokeswoman in confessing to all sorts of all residential. There come show where the Fort Myers, said any heinous crimes just to were no open fields like bodies were buried. I negotiations would start draw attention to them- he described.” told you no,” Crawford with the law enforce- selves.” Roberts believes wrote. “Now, I’m more ment agency that inves- To diversify your portfolio with a steady, tax-free Aida Rivero, a foren- Crawford made the story than willing to come and tigates the case. income source, consider: sics records technician up to entertain himself show where they are. If “Our office has not with the Miami-Dade and for the opportunity only to prove I ain’t been involved in this San Francisco City Airport Bond Medical Examiner’s Office, checked all unsolved murders from to spend some addition- al time out of his cell meeting with investiga- playing any games.” - - - -House- - -Filter - ✁ ✁ - - Water - - matter,” Syoen said. ✁ ✁ 5.00% YTWC late 1987 and also found tors. 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    • Our Town Page 16 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com LEISURE The Sun /ZMonday, May 26, 2008 HOROSCOPE ARIES (March 21-April 19). Beware of THE Daily Crossword Edited by Wayne Robert Williams the impetus to buy your way into “there” (wher- ever “there” may be). The perfect doors open easily to you. ACROSS TAURUS (April 20-May 20). While others 1 Writer Dinesen use a measuring stick to see who is more suc- 5 Soft stroke cessful, you use your holistic vision and see true accomplishment. 11 "Washboard" GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It may feel muscles right to pay someone’s way, tip huge or live 14 Moon goddess large. Does it still make sense when you crunch the numbers? Probably not. And yet, you still 15 Female grad feel good about it. 16 Uncooked CANCER (June 22-July 22). Practice and 17 __'acte drill the information until it’s second nature. (intermission) What good is being in the right place at the right time if you don’t make the most of it? 18 TV classic, "__ LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You outwardly Room" project that you’d prefer that anyone snap to 19 Uno e due your terms of acceptable discourse, but you’re secretly amused by those who won’t conform. 20 An easy VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you don’t crossword know how to overcome the problem, waiting puzzle, say it out is always a valid option. Time heals eventually. 23 Bundle of grain LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Cut out any 24 Brandy letters information to the contrary and shun the quali- 25 Temporary fiers that will only dilute your message. Be brief and direct and you can’t lose. money Cryptoquip © 2005 by King Features Syndicate SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A deadline isn’t a deadline if there’s no one to “kill” you 26 Bowler or beret 27 Fidel's when you miss it. Enlist help by asking some- one to play watchdog to your goals. comrade SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). 29 Attention- You’re in the habit of highlighting the best about getting shouts your life, which serves you well now, as people want to get closer to you. 31 "Undercover CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re Angel" singer not one who would stand by when, obviously, 33 Altar needs are going unmet. So it’s up to you to be on the lookout for what others might have become constellation numb to. 35 A/C measure AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll find 36 After-school 4 Destiny out a piece of news that shakes up your fantasy of how things should be or will be. Your dream detention, e.g. 5 Sagan or could still come true. 42 Actor Gibson Perkins PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If a choice is 43 Help waiting 6 Medicinal foolish, it doesn’t matter if a million people 44 Trudge through houseplant choose it — that doesn’t make it any less dumb. You swim against the current and will be glad 45 Side by side 7 Hindquarters you did. 49 Coll. period 8 Place on the 51 Barge puller payroll GOREN BRIDGE 52 Product name 9 Bygone dagger 53 Esq. affixer 10 Circus Hall of Answers to weekly bridge quiz 55 Highlanders Fame location Q 1 - Both vulnerable, as Q 3 - Both vulnerable, as Q 5 - Both vulnerable, as 57 X on a map, 11 Conductor South you hold: South you hold: South you hold: perhaps Toscanini ♠9 ♥62 ♦A8543 ♣KJ872 ♠ A J 9 ♥ 10 5 4 ♦ K 10 5 2 ♣ K 6 3 ♠ 10 8 7 4 3 ♥ Q 10 6 5 ♦ A ♣ A 9 8 60 Wind dir. 12 Latino quarter The bidding has proceeded: 61 Record 13 Ratings' week WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH The bidding has proceeded: Partner opens the bidding keepers 21 USA rank ♥ 1♥ 3♣* Pass ? NORTH EAST SOUTHWEST with one heart. What do you *pre-emptive 1♣ 1♠ ? respond? 62 Skedaddles 22 Go straight What action do you take? What do you bid? 64 Affirmative downhill A - Again, it depends on 65 French classful 23 Restaurateur A - Partner has shown little A - You have a flat hand with your methods. If you play 66 "__ Baltimore" Toots defensive strength and, from two potential stoppers in the forcing jump raises, by all your holding, the opponents enemy suit and the right means bid three hearts; if not, 67 Don’t get up 28 Flags down might be cold for a slam. strength for a bid of two no bid whatever you use as a 68 Ridicule 30 Beyond tubby 40 Casino game 50 British sports Make it as difficult as trump. While you would like forcing raise. Don’t even 69 "South Park" 32 Man of Sana'a 41 Faberge cars possible for them to investi- to have a heart stopper, in think of bidding your poor co-creator 34 Priest's collectibles 54 Fountain of gate in an orderly manner. which case you could do five-card spade suit, or try to Jump to five clubs. without one of the minor-suit convince us that you are not Parker vestment 45 Monasteries coins kings, life is seldom perfect. good enough for a game 37 Soundproofed 46 Sultanate on 56 Anything Q 2 - East-West vulnerable, Bid two no trump anyway. force. You must upgrade your DOWN 38 Gathered, as Borneo whatever as South you hold: queen of trumps and add in 1 __-de-France volunteers 47 Most 58 Pineapple firm Q 4 - Both vulnerable, as your distributional values. ♠ Q J 10 3 ♥ K J 9 3 ♦ A 6 ♣ K Q 9 South you hold: 2 Parasol, e.g. 39 Like some unavailable 59 African fox Q 6 - Both vulnerable, as 3 1862 battlefield motives 48 Shred 63 Slightly shifty The bidding has proceeded: ♠ 7 6 2 ♥ J 10 8 3 ♦ K Q 7 ♣ 9 5 2 South you hold: WEST NORTHEAST SOUTH 1♣ ♦ 2♦* ♥ 2♥ ? Partner opens the bidding ♠ K Q J 10 8 5 ♥ K 7 ♦ 9 ♣ A Q J 4 ADVERTISEMENT Fishing For *pre-emptive What do you bid? with one heart. What do you respond? Partner opens the bidding A New ALL THE NEWS ASK LUKE A - Most of your values are A - That depends on your with one diamond. What do you respond? Career? YOU NEED, Real Estate Q & A secondary, so you have too methods. If you play that a SEVEN DAYS A many fast losers to make any response of one no trump is A - Even by modern stan- three-level or higher contract. forcing, this is the time to dards, you are good enough WEEK. However, you might be able employ that weapon; if not, for a jump shift to two to inflict a significant loss on you must choose between spades. Your suit is self- your opponents. East’s bid of one no trump and two hearts. sustaining and by telling two hearts is forcing, so don’t Since we hate to suppress partner immediately he do anything to suggest to the goodish four-card support for doesn’t have to worry about opponents that they do not partner’s major, we would spade support, you will be Check Out The have the upper hand. Pass, opt for the little white lie of a able to explore the possibili- WILSON SMART CORE and see what develops. raise to two hearts. ties in an orderly manner. 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    • Monday, May 26, 2008/ The Sun COMICS www.sun-herald.com D/E/N/C Our Town Page 17 FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston ARE ?/OU GIRLS CoMFoRrgsLE ITS TAKING A LONG you TWo ARE AWFULLY BUTNOf AIAUD. Mother of three wants to flee empty nest BAG< THERE? TIMETo GET DOWN- QUIET! DON'T you HAVE DEAR ABBY: I am a 54- to cry on, a favor or, more L)H-HuH. TO THERESso WN. ANyTHINGTo TOE=ACH SAY. MUCH TRAFFIC. 0 HEK? year-old divorced woman recently, someone to brag YEAH! who raised three kids on to about her “good SURE - ° my own for 15 years. I fortune.” 1 l o r ' ? would now like to make a Dina’s “fiance” (I’ll call major change in my life him “Ethan”) has divorced s and move to a small town his wife to be with her. He ? Q B in a Southern state. My has physically and emo- fi CKA kids are grown except for tionally abused Dina in t r my youngest, who will the past, and continues to ? fcK ,I graduate from high school Dear Abby use drugs. I have loaned this summer and probably her money and helped her attend college. out in more ways than I PEANUTS By Charles Schulz My parents, who don’t before making any hard- can count. even live in this town, are and-fast decisions, please Ethan recently got a big IHAVEA DENTAL I'LL SEE YOU WHEN HAVE A GOOD DAY opposed to the idea. They answer some honest settlement, so Dina had APPONTNENT50I YOU GET HOME„• AT SCHOOL,., say I am “abandoning my questions: $10,000 worth of plastic UiONT BE kA "' To SCHOO WRH olAw LEARN children,” and my siblings What will you do if your surgery done and took a sH THINGS! are asking how I can move parents become too ill or trip to the Caribbean. But YOU TODAY so far away from my frail to travel? Once your she has never once offered elderly parents, which children marry and your to repay me what she makes me feel guilty. grandchildren start owes. 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    • Our Town Page 18 D/E/N/C www.sun-herald.com The Sun /Monday, May26, 2008 T HE S UN VIEWPOINT Brian Gleason Derek Dunn-Rankin EDITORIAL PAGE EDITOR PRESIDENT Howard James David Dunn-Rankin EDITORIAL WRITER PUBLISHER Buddy Martin Chris Porter EDITORIAL WRITER EDITOR Stephen Baumann EDITORIAL WRITER To submit letters to the editor, please e-mail to: letters@sun-herald.com Phone: 941-206-1133 OUR VIEW I DoNlTNIKK WE SNOULD NAVE YoV ;EN OUR PNEST THE CooANWERE FoR hEl R tAL DAB , MAy% V l CvFCUR?aIL L' WRIFICEE WE In memory C*CQSTS COULD JU4T STAY 15aMETIME5,NAVE f of those who ° TOONIUCN. / .. 0EAN9 0KIU. / STEAKS? To MAKE. / gave all for us OUR POSITION: Honoring those who gave all for their country is a powerful unifying bond that rein- forces the fabric of our divided nation. h Oo Q9 N o matter how divided the nation, nothing unifies us more than our duty to honor tilt those who sacrificed all for their country. No matter our feelings on the commencement or execution of a .< 1 '" OtJ war, the gratitude of all citizens to those who answered their country’s RIGHT, call is indivisible. In Southwest Florida, with its tens of thousands of veterans of popular, unpopular and forgotten wars, Memorial Day is an especially poignant and often painful day. Memories of fallen comrades are never far below the surface and 0 U N Memorial Day, as it was intended, Ti ll i ? gives all of us a chance to share those memories, grieve those young lives lost and honor their service. A common theme in the stories our veterans have shared with us and our readers over the years is that the bond between soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines is as great as the LETTERS TO THE EDITOR call of duty. The legion of battlefield Jails differ your boat in the middle of party’s actions. But so is the years past oversights have heroes is full of men whose final act the harbor and you see those Conservative. happened, but I urge your on this Earth was in defense not of from prisons dark, nasty approaching You also seem to be a bit reader to not give up on her their country, but of their unit and Editor: clouds with a torrent of rain racist when you refer to the donation as nearly everyone their buddies. When we see a tear in I am writing to respond to already pouring out and it’s middle-eastern people. knows of a church-based the eye of an aging World War II Ira Josowitz’s May 18 letter. heading directly for you. Again the words of a feeble food pantry that will gladly veteran, who lost friends on foreign I am not in agreement with Scary thought. For those mind. Your words speak accept the donation. As great fields 65 years ago, we understand her letter referencing the who have lived this experi- volumes on the type of a success as the food drive how deep that bond runs. When we placing of county jail ence, you know what I mean. person you are and your was, our local pantries see strangers show up to search for a detainees in some kind of For those who haven’t, actions, by writing me at estimate the shelves will be troubled Iraq War veteran, we under- tent city with no A/C or TV consider yourselves lucky. home and not signing your bare in two months or less. and making them work for Now, consider this, you’re name, shows the cowardice Thank you for giving your stand how powerfully the bond binds in the harbor with such a of your nature. time and donations, please their food. All of us are across distance and time. feeling the difficult times we storm approaching but One final word. You are continue to give. There are no good wars, but atti- are in and we all are scurry- you’re in luck, there is a right my wife is a strong and Joe Henschen tudes toward our nation’s wars has ing for ways to economically quick access to the Isles wonderful person. You on Punta Gorda evolved since World War II. All deaths tighten our belts. canal system, a quick access the other hand sound angry are tragic, but the sense that some That being understood, is that will get you home before and disturbed. Jail expansion have died in vain or were forsaken by she aware that according to the storm hits. Robert Groetzinger not needed now their leaders has crept into the the sheriff’s office, about 80 Wouldn’t you want that Port Charlotte lexicon of remembrance. More percent of the jail population quick access? I know I would. Editor: regrettable is that some deaths have are classed as “detainees” I do not have the luxury of Letter carriers Our county commissioners awaiting trial? These individ- living on a canal (like thankful for food must be true visionaries. become political wedges used to uals’ only guilt so far is that Bayview) that is only five Despite county population drive people apart. We saw this with they were not able to make minutes away from the Editor: declines in each of the past the deaths of Pat Tillman and Casey bail and be released prior to harbor and offers immediate On May 15 an Arcadia three years, and no reason to Sheehan. There is a time to debate their trial. So, they sit in jail safety during such a crisis. reader commented on the expect a turnaround in that the politics of war, there is a time to awaiting trial. Remember the For those who live in such May 10 letter carrier food trend anytime soon, the demand accountability. Memorial phrase innocent until found areas, imagine how you drive in our area. Her dismay commissioners see things Day is a day to honor sacrifice, not guilty? Did she know that would feel if your quick centered on the failed differently. Even though the tarnish it with ideological jockeying. some of these persons will access was blocked and the collection of a donation to jail is currently operating at We can and do honor those sacri- not be convicted at all? only way home was through the drive. This was the 16th less than full capacity, Sheriff fices today, but we also owe it to Now I will agree that if such a proposed cutout. year of our food drive. The Davenport is forecasting that those we honor to pass their stories these “detainees” are con- We are talking about $100 drive is part of the National demand for inmate beds will victed, and sentenced to yearly for five years. That’s it. Association of Letter Carriers more than double by 2012. on the next generation, to our chil- To say only those who would incarnation, I stand with her community involvement County commissioners, dren and grandchildren. Few of us about forcing them to live in use this access is very selfish programs that include eye fearing that costs might think much further back than World less than a pleasant environ- on your part. on the elderly, efforts with escalate dramatically, have War II. Even those who seek to honor ment, but not until they And to say you would not the Muscular Dystrophy opted to spend almost $12 Civil War sacrifices, seem intent on have been tried and convict- vote for the City Council Association and recognizing million to build an 80-bed doing so in a divisive way, such as the ed. May we never forget the members who support it is your letter carriers for facility right now. Florida legislator who sought to put rule “innocent until proven not only childish, ignorant exhibiting heroic acts in Just maybe, a little over- the Confederate flag on some state guilty.” Many of the general but extremely unneighborly. their communities while in crowding of the existing jail license plates even as the Legislature public forget that county Margaret Brennan the performance of deliver- facility might prove to be a was debating the racist words in our Jails differ from prisons. Punta Gorda ing the U.S. mail. deterrent to criminal activity, state song. County jails are generally This year’s food drive making the expansion Going back even further, it was holding facilities for those Anonymous letter collected over 522,055 unnecessary. It’s too bad, but awaiting trial or in some showed cowardice pounds of food for the our politician’s “proactive” painfully obvious in the recent HBO cases persons serving community food pantry’s in approach to squandering series, “John Adams,” based on the sentences of less than one Editor: the circulation area of the millions on huge unneces- excellent book by David McCullough year. Prisons are usually To the person that lives at 8 Charlotte Sun. In order to sary expenditures for “envi- that the American Revolution we all reserved for the convicted Bush Ave., Republican, Fla., complete such a task, your ronmentally sensitive” take for granted today was a tenuous persons serving time for 88888, I understand how you letter carriers rely annually on swampland, 800-plus vacant more serious crimes. must feel after voting for hundreds of volunteers from acres at the top of the affair at best. “His Excellency,” Joseph Steve Barker Bush twice. Quite a letdown. the community and associate speculative market, an J. Ellis’ biography of George Washing- Port Charlotte But you are not alone if you union members to help unnecessary parking garage ton, recounts how the weeks leading read at all. You see that his collect, sort and distribute with empty stores and now up to the war-ending siege at York- Support Alligator approval rating is the lowest the donations to those the jail boondoggle have town were among the darkest of the Creek cut-through of any president ever. individuals in the community tainted the request for the 1 conflict. We owe it to those men and It takes a strong person to who have to make choices percent sales tax. If taxpayers women to honor the very earliest Editor: admit that they may have relating to personal finances could just see what the Living in Florida, especially been wrong, used bad and/or food. commissioners see, they sacrifices for our nation. judgment. But to blame the Although it is always done might be more inclined to on the water, we all know So on this Memorial Day, we pause how quickly storms can blow Congress on the state of the in cooperation with the support this sales tax exten- to remember not only the first to die through our area. Many of nation after only holding a United States Postal Service, sion request and many for our country, but the next and them come straight through slight majority for one and a It is your letter carriers who worthwhile projects could be pledge to honor their sacrifices in our the Gulf while others hit us half years shows weakness in make this happen. Every one funded. hearts, in our thoughts and in our from the north. not being able to accept should be proud of partici- Dave Hofer deeds. Imagine now, you’re on some responsibility for their pating in the event. As in Punta Gorda
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