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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2018-10-18 23:09:45

10/18/2018 ISSUE 42


Judge loosens bail conditions for
acupuncturist Jaynes. P10
Kids show skills at
‘Float Hope’meet. P16
State to hold A1A bike lane,

sidewalk hearings on Tuesday. P8

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Sebastian River
hospital rocked
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Staff Writer Staff Writer

In the historic vote to join Lawnwood prepares to with plans to invade Indian county other than Indian Riv- As Indian River Medical
Cleveland Clinic, the Indian build an ER on the former River County and build a free- er Medical Center and Sebas- Center officials celebrated a
River Medical Center board site of the Quilted Giraffe. standing emergency room. tian River Medical Center. unanimous vote to become
of directors was voting itself part of the Cleveland Clinic,
out of existence. That disso- PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE If completed – as soon as The facility also marks the Steward Health’s Sebastian
lution hasn’t happened yet, of next summer, provided per- entry of hospital giant HCA River Medical Center has been
course; the deal isn’t expected BY MICHELLE GENZ mits are forthcoming – it into the southern Indian Riv- in the throes of leadership up-
to be final until early next year. Staff Writer could become the only 24/7 er County market; currently heaval this month, having to
healthcare facility in the replace a quartet of top exec-
But at some point in the Relief for Indian River Medi- CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 utives, endure a nerve-wrack-
coming months, a new board cal Center’s crowded emergen- ing accreditation inspection,
will come into existence to cy department may be coming and brace itself for the update
govern Cleveland Clinic Indi- from an unlikely – and perhaps on last May’s “F” safety grade.
an River, the hospital’s future unwelcome – source. HCA,
name. Meanwhile, the elect- owner of Fort Pierce’s Lawn- With CEO Kelly Enriquez
ed Hospital District Board will wood Regional Medical Cen- stepping down unexpectedly,
remain in place, its trustees ter, is moving forward quickly marketing director Donna
serving as proxies for taxpay- Jones announced her resig-
ers in ownership of the hospi- nation Oct. 8; she was gone a
tal’s real estate. day-and-a-half later. By then,
senior director of operations
All concerned were warned Matt McGill was also out, ap-
in the partnering process that parently with no notice at all.
changeover in leadership

MY Successful USGA tournament at Orchid Island

increases likelihood of future championships in Vero

BY RAY MCNULTY Is Vero Beach now on the onship at the Orchid Island Lara Tennant playing the 17th hole of the Senior Women’s Amateur Championship.
Staff Writer USGA’s radar for more such Golf & Beach Club. “You’re a
events in the future? member of the USGA family.
In the afterglow of anoth-
er wildly successful United “I don’t know if I’d call it “We’re always looking for
States Golf Association na- ‘on the radar,’ because it’s great sites for our national
tional championship played more than that,” said Tracy championships, and we’ve
in our neighborhood, it’s fair Parsons, tournament direc- played two of them in the
to ask: tor of last week’s U.S. Senior Vero Beach area,” she add-
Women’s Amateur Champi-

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My Vero the club, which has hosted U.S. Open brought some of the nation’s top col- Orchid Island and its picturesque,
qualifying tournaments and Florida lege teams to Vero Beach. Arnold Palmer-designed course en-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 State Golf Association events, isn’t seek- joyed similar applause last week as
ing any particular championship. “We’d have to take a year off, and the host site for the Senior Women’s
ed. “I don’t see why there wouldn’t be we’d need to have plenty of notice so Amateur, which provided a spectacular
more, if there were clubs that formally “For us, because of the heat and rain these teams could fill that date on their stage for a USGA major as well as the
requested to host them.” and the agronomy in Florida, we really fall schedules, but we could do it,” Giv- perfect venue to promote both the club
couldn’t do anything during the sum- en said. “May works well for us, too.” and community nationally.
At least one already has. mer months,” he explained. “And we
Kevin Given, Quail Valley’s co-own- wouldn’t want to do it when we’d in- It was just three years ago that Vero “Our mission statement was to pro-
er and general manager, said his club convenience our members. So if we’re Beach’s first USGA national champion- vide an exceptional and memorable
submitted such a request “a while going to do anything like that, we’re ship – the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur – was experience for everyone involved,”
ago,” and that the USGA has made in- probably talking May or October.” held at John’s Island, which received said Ted Hutton, chairman of the
quiries regarding some of its national rave reviews from players, caddies and club’s host committee. “We also want-
championships. If the USGA offered an October date, tournament officials for its organization, ed to use this tournament to showcase
“They know we’re interested and however, the club would need to sus- hospitality and challenging West Course. Orchid Island and Vero Beach. We ac-
they’ve reached out to us, but the dates pend for a year the annual Quail Valley complished our mission.
didn’t work out,” Given said, adding that Collegiate Invitational, a men’s tour- The event also drew praise from lo-
nament that for the past six years has cal merchants who welcomed the off- “We have one of the best golf cours-
season boost in business. es in Florida, but, because we’re such
a small club, people don’t know about
it,” he continued. “Hosting a USGA
national championship here certain-
ly raises a club’s stature, and we re-
ceived so many favorable comments
throughout the week.

“I can’t tell you how many people –
players, caddies, USGA officials – told
me they never knew about Vero Beach
and couldn’t believe how nice it is
here,” he added. “These people are
going to go back home and talk about
Vero Beach and Orchid Island and their
experiences here.

“Will some of these people eventual-
ly find their way back to Vero Beach or
Orchid Island? Time will tell. But we’ve
given them something to think about.”

Or as Mary Shepperd, chairwoman
of the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur
committee, told Hutton: “Orchid Is-
land knocked it out of the park.”

Orchid Island’s first-rate hospitality
included a cocktail reception and ban-
quet for the players, and a massage ta-
ble on the practice range – perhaps the
most talked-about perk of the week.

“The players were excited about
what they’ve seen here,” Parsons said.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if some of
them talk about retiring here.”

Without question, the Senior Wom-
en’s Amateur was the right fit for Or-
chid Island, which sought that particu-
lar championship because it brought
together competitors and members
who shared the 50-and-over age de-

Several players, in fact, commented
about the friendly embrace they re-
ceived at Orchid Island, where they
said they were treated as members.

“It has been something special,”
said Australia’s Sue Wooster, a veteran
of USGA championship events and
the tournament’s runner-up. “You’ve
got a beautiful oasis here . . . I can’t say
enough about the atmosphere, mem-
bers, volunteers.

“What a wonderful week.”
The highest praise, though, came
from Oregon’s Lara Tennant, the 57th
Annual SeniorWomen’s Amateur cham-
pion, who uttered words sure to appear

Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 18, 2018 3


in Orchid Island’s marketing brochures: A point-by-point look at the makeup by IRMC’s lead attorney for the trans- 17 members, including three who are
“I’d join here if I lived in Florida.” of the new board-to-be should reassure action, Lou Glaser, the new Cleveland on the existing board, all residents of
residents that Vero’s small-town hospi- Clinic Indian River governing board this county. The chair of the Indian
That alone justified Hutton’s $250,000 tal isn’t going to disappear, that familiar will actually include one more voting River Foundation gets another seat at
budget. voices could still hold sway. member than the existing IRMC board. the table as an ex officio director – cur-
rently that is Tony Woodruff. Another
“She nailed it,” Hutton said. Nor will the voting powers of cer- Once the deal with Cleveland closes – director will serve ex officio – whoever
So did Orchid Island, which, like tain members go away (was misstated maybe December, but more likely Janu- is in the job of Hospital District Chair,
John’s Island three years earlier, gave in an earlier article), including those ary or even February, according to con- currently Marybeth Cunningham.
USGA officials every reason to remem- who will serve ex-officio – appointed sultants – the new board will take over.
ber Vero Beach fondly. Even the weath- as a result of their jobs. As explained CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
er cooperated – as Hutton promised it Like the old group, it too will have
When the USGA awarded the early Exclusively John’s Island
October tournament to Orchid Island
five years ago, Hutton boldly guaran- Nestled along a quiet, private street is this beautiful 3BR/3.5BA
teed the event would not fall victim to lakefront home with desirable SE exposure and breathtaking water
a hurricane. And it didn’t. views. The gracious living room with fireplace and expansive lanai
Instead, Hurricane Michael devas- open to outdoor living areas, perfect for entertaining or relaxing by
tated the eastern half of the Florida the pool. Sited on .67± acres, the 3,960± GSF home offers an island
Panhandle, and only its outermost kitchen with breakfast area, dining room, wet bar, luxurious master suite,
winds were felt here. updated bathrooms, wood floors, new impact windows and 2-car garage.
“I’d say we dodged a bullet, but I feel 771 Shady Lake Lane : $2,295,000
terrible for the people of the Panhan-
dle,” Hutton said. “We were watching
the storm, but we had the USGA’s mete-
orology experts tell us it was too far from
us, so we were never really worried.”
Nor was the USGA, which, for the
second time in three years, entrusted
a national championship to the Vero
Beach area at the peak of the Atlan-
tic hurricane season and was thrilled
with how the tournament was sup-
ported by the community.
“The hurricane stirred up some
wind, but we adjusted,” Parsons said.
“As for everything else – the golf course,
the site, the people – I couldn’t imagine
this tournament going any better than
it did.”
Orchid Island’s longtime general
manager, Rob Tench, attributed the
tournament’s success to the hard
work done by his staff and Hutton’s
committee. He said he’d welcome the
opportunity to play host to a future
USGA national championship, if the
members choose to do so.
Next up, though, could be QuailValley.
“If we do it, it’s simply because we
want to support the USGA and it’s a
great thing for our community,” Given
said. “That’s why we’ve been support-
ive of the tournaments at John’s Island
and Orchid Island. There’s no finan-
cial incentive for us, because we don’t
have real estate to sell, but we’d love to
do it if we can make the dates work.”
In the afterglow of another wildly
successful championship played in
our neighborhood, you can be sure the
USGA will be checking its calendar.
Remember: We’re family. 

Cleveland’s new local board three championship golf courses : 17 har-tru courts : beach club : squash
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 health & fitness center : pickleball : croquet : vertical equity membership

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Cleveland’s new local board ers the hospital buildings and land. HCA invades Indian River approval and the building permit,”
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 They get to be landlords, minus the CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 said Rick MacDonald, project execu-
plumbing repairs, and minus the tive at Proctor Construction.
Still another local – not on the rent checks – by the terms of the HCA has no presence along the coast
board of the hospital, and not on takeover deal, Cleveland’s rent is pre- north of Fort Pierce until you reach The 11,000-square-foot, single-
the Hospital District Board – will be paid through 2034. Jacksonville. story facility is expected to take eight
picked by Cleveland Clinic execu- months to build once permits are is-
tives from a slate provided them by The Hospital District board also will Last fall, HCA made it to the final sued, according to MacDonald, It will
the Hospital District Board. That per- continue in its state-mandated mis- round in the bidding to take over In- include an ambulance bay, a CT scan,
son, referred to as the community sion to reimburse healthcare agencies dian River Medical Center. After en- X-ray rooms, and a bariatric treatment
representative, will be able to vote for services provided to low-income tertaining Vero hospital leaders at its room.
too. residents who don’t qualify for Med- Aventura and Coconut Grove hospi-
icaid. tals – Lawnwood was notably not on MacDonald would not discuss
Then there will be two physicians the tour – HCA lost out to Cleveland costs, but a similar facility being built
from the hospital staff. And finally, As for the new CEO of Cleveland Clinic last January. by HCA near the Mall of the Millle-
nine people chosen by Cleveland Clinic Indian River, Cleveland Clinic nia in Orlando is expected to cost $10
Clinic. A glance at the boards of direc- is known for appointing physicians Cleveland’s IRMC takeover has been million, according to news reports.
tors of other hospitals taken over by from within the organization as pres- approved by local hospital leaders and Two other HCA freestanding ERs are
Cleveland indicates many if not most ident/CEO. currently is moving through govern- planned for Orlando and Sanford.
of those board members will likely be ment regulatory hurdles. Cleveland
familiar in the community. Bankers, But not always. also has announced plans to acquire Proctor Construction submitted a
funeral home directors and real estate In December, Dr. Neil Smith vis- the Martin Health System, which in- bid in late July and won out over sever-
brokers all got picked for other Cleve- ited Vero along with Cleveland Clinic cludes a hospital in Tradition just 15 al large, out-of-town general contrac-
land Clinic boards. top executives. Smith is president miles on the other side of Lawnwood. tors, including one who had built 13
of Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospi- freestanding ERs, according to Mac-
So the only person left standing tal and an independent physician. Beyond feeling surrounded, Lawn- Donald. “They like to use local folks,
when the music stops? The president He still practices family medicine in wood was jolted in July when three of so they came to us,” he said.
of the hospital, who will not have a Cleveland and owns his practice. its highly specialized neurologists de-
seat on the new board. Not ex officio, And before Smith, a registered camped for Vero to turn IRMC into a Proctor built the Scully-Welsh Cancer
not voting. nurse led Fairview; she went on to comprehensive stroke center. Center at Indian River Medical Center,
become chief operating officer in among several other projects at the
As for the Hospital District Board, Abu Dhabi. But last Thursday night, the news hospital. The company’s work at IRMC
whose members are elected or in The presence of these two was was more positive for Lawnwood dates back to 1985, when it did the first
some cases appointed by the gover- meant to indicate that Cleveland when its South Vero project got a par- renovation of the emergency room.
nor when a resignation occurs, they Clinic is open to independent doc- tial green light from the Indian River
still own on behalf of the taxpay- tors, and also, that there is room at County Planning and Zoning Com- Demolition has already begun on
the top for nurses.  mission. “We’re waiting for site plan the Quilted Giraffe site, which is zoned
for general commercial use and is ad-
jacent to the South Vero Square shop-



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ping center anchored by a Publix. Ac- undergoing demolition. “The fence Freestanding ERs, while new to ters because like a hospital ER, they
cording to county records, two parcels went up last week and we’ve been nib- Vero, have been a trend for the past charge a facility fee as well as fees for
totaling 1.29 acres were sold to Lawn- bling at the building,” said MacDonald. decade; one expert tallied 400 in 32 professional services. HCA’s freestand-
wood in July for a total of $1.99 million. states in 2016, and projected another ing ERs are required by the federal law
A recently posted sign out front has 800 to 1600 in the future. known as EMTALA to accept all pa-
Today, the former restaurant and a mock-up of the new ER, with a ban- tients with life-threatening emergen-
a small office building on the site are ner, “Your go-to ER is coming soon!” Costs at freestanding ERs are signifi-
encircled by a chain link fence and are next to the HCA logo. cantly higher than at urgent care cen- CONTINUED ON PAGE 6



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HCA invades Indian River The south Vero facility will be the The Martin Emergency Center at St. prices, and, according to one analysis,
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 first freestanding ER affiliated with Lucie West was built in 2009. patients with the same diagnosis can
Lawnwood. HCA’s other hospital in St. be charged 10 times the fee they would
cies regardless of ability to pay. Typi- Lucie County, St. Lucie Medical Center, While freestanding ERs do not have pay at an urgent care facility.
cally, though, such off-site ERs tend to has a freestanding ER 10 miles away in in-patient rooms, they sometimes
treat less severe conditions and symp- western Port St. Lucie. Built three years spawn micro-hospitals or full hospi- Experts worry that convenience
toms, more in line with what an urgent ago, the 11,000-square-foot facility at tals. Two weeks ago, Florida Hospi- rather than the severity of an injury or
care would treat. Darwin Square has a bay for ambu- tal announced its freestanding ER in illness may be driving consumer use of
lances, separate pediatric rooms, a lab, Winter Garden will be expanded with freestanding ERs, and that in turn will
Last year, HCA Holdings announced a and imaging and diagnostic equip- a seven-story, 100-bed hospital. That contribute to soaring healthcare costs.
broad expansion of its urgent-care and ment including a 32-slice CT scan. required a certificate of need from the
free-standing emergency departments state; freestanding ERs do not. Contrary to HCA’s move here, free-
in 14 of its biggest markets, including In addition to freestanding ERs, standing ERs are typically going up in
Orlando. HCA had a record capital bud- HCA owns the urgent care clinic brand Indian River County, the south Vero middle- to upper-income neighbor-
get that year of $2.9 billion, and planned CareNow, a privately-held company location, is close to ample vacant land. hoods where residents are more likely
to open 19 new locations by the first part acquired by HCA in late 2014. Along Apart from the adjacent shopping pla- to have commercial insurance – and
of this year. With multiple HCA market- the Treasure Coast, there are five Care- za, “it’s sitting out there all by itself,” providers are more apt to be paid.
ing personnel not responding to 32963 Now clinics in south Fort Pierce, Port said MacDonald.
inquiries, it’s not clear whether the Vero St. Lucie and Jensen Beach. HCA has instead chosen a location
project is tied to that expansion, which It is also near the intersection of U.S. convenient to moderate- or low-income
was to have added 48 urgent care clinics “While we can’t predict the im- 1 and the recently widened Oslo Road, neighborhoods along the Oslo Road cor-
and 19 freestanding ERs system-wide pact this (new Lawnwood ER) will which is slated for an interchange on ridor, to its north along U.S. 1 and south
by the end of 2018. have on healthcare ... the healthcare I-95 due to be completed in 2027. to Indrio Road in St. Lucie County.
landscape is changing everywhere,”
HCA is the largest investor-owned said Cleveland Clinic spokeswoman While other healthcare systems are Though the freestanding ER will
healthcare company in the nation. It Heather Phillips. “Our focus remains scaling back on freestanding ER con- be affiliated with Lawnwood, it is
has 169 hospitals and posted revenues on our commitment to advance care struction, HCA’s president and COO not known whether patients needing
of $41.5 billion in 2016. The company and access across southeast Florida Sam Hazen – soon to become CEO – more intensive treatment or overnight
courted IRMC aggressively, promising and work together for the benefit of pinned its expansion to heavy volume stays would be taken exclusively to
the largest capital outlay if they were se- patients.” in its hospital ERs, according to Modern Lawnwood, a Level II trauma center,
lected: $386 million over 10 years, plus Healthcare. or if they could opt for Indian River
an additional upfront payment of $75 While Cleveland Clinic Florida Medical Center, which is considerably
million. hasn’t built freestanding ERs in Flor- Freestanding ERs have gener- closer, not only for emergency transfer
ida, it is about to acquire one in its ated considerable controversy in the but for visiting family members.
takeover of Martin Health Systems. healthcare industry. Unlike urgent
care centers, the nation’s 400 free- At HCA’s Port St. Lucie freestanding
standing ERs can charge hospital ER, there is an arrangement with an

Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 18, 2018 7


ambulance company to transport pa- plete a plan to resolve them, known as Medicare penalty in the state for its low Just seven years later, in May of last
tients needing more extensive care or Evidence of Standards Compliance. scores in patient readmissions with- year, Steward acquired Sebastian River
an overnight stay to the ER’s affiliated in 30 days. The Florida Times-Union as part of a bundle of eight hospitals
hospital, St. Lucie Medical Center, and Once that’s approved, a decision quotes Sanders as blaming a joint re- that were part of Community Health
requests to go elsewhere may require will be rendered on accreditation. Sig- placement program that was “growing Services. Along with Sebastian River
extra arrangements and incur added nificant or insignificant, those issues rapidly” when Medicare began track- and two others in Brevard County, five
costs, according to a staffer there.  will never be made public. ing readmissions. He said the rate had more CHS hospitals were acquired in
“improved as the program matured.” Ohio and Pennsylvania. Then, in the
SRMC rocked by changes Neither Steward nor departing exec- same month, Steward swallowed Iasis
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 utives would comment on the reason Sanders also served as system vice Healthcare, an operator of 18 hospi-
for the dismissals of Enriquez and Mc- president of population health man- tals in six states. Overnight, that made
Another executive, chief of nursing Gill. But the turmoil may trigger some agement. Most recently, he was presi- Steward the largest private for-profit
Anna Brooks, had earlier announced memories, both at Sebastian and In- dent of St. Vincent’s Health Partners, heath system in the nation.
she would be retiring in November. dian River. an accountable care organization, or
ACO. That is common ground with Capital for that deal came in part
As for that safety report card, the Enriquez had been CEO since Steward executives; before its expan- from a $1.2 billion investment in 2016
release of the latest Leapfrog Hospital March 2014, when she stepped in on sion, Steward Health was known as the by the healthcare REIT, Medical Prop-
Safety Grades has been delayed un- a moment’s notice – literally – when largest ACO in New England. erties Trust, in a real estate sale and
til November due to Hurricane Irma. then-CEO Steve Salyer resigned with- lease buy-back transaction, plus a $50
Steward, though, had a chance to pre- out notice. Memories of that move are They may also have faith in com- million equity investment in Steward.
view the grade – and the data that ac- bound to be unpleasant not only for mon, at least historically. St. Vincent’s
counted for it – in the weeks before the Sebastian but for Indian River Medical Healthcare is a subsidiary of Ascen- Since then, Steward has closed one of
door slammed behind the departing Center, which promptly hired Salyer as sion Healthcare, the largest Catholic those acquired CHS hospitals. North-
executives. COO, stepping squarely into a lawsuit. health system in the world, and the side Regional Hospital in Youngstown,
largest nonprofit health system in the Ohio, shut down in September, leaving
On top of all that, there was an unan- Enriquez’s replacement at Sebas- nation. 468 people without jobs, according to
nounced visit from the Joint Commis- tian River, Kyle Sanders, may be up published reports. Steward cited a 71
sion, a critical hospital accreditation for the hospital’s latest challenges. Ar- Steward Health had its origins in a percent decline in patient volume over
agency. An exhaustive survey of 250 riving from Jacksonville’s St. Vincent’s small Catholic health system in Mas- the past decade, while other neighbor-
standards wrapped up Sept. 28. The Health System, he too has coped with sachusetts, Caritas Christi Health Sys- ing hospitals grew.
hospital now has 60 days to fix what- a worst-in-state safety ratings. (Sebas- tem. That system was struggling finan-
ever issues the survey found, and com- tian River’s “F” grade was one of two in cially when, in 2010, Steward took over Youngstown city officials had hoped
Florida.) its six hospitals with an investment another health system would take over
from the powerful private equity firm the Northside hospital, namely Cleve-
In 2014, when Sanders was president Cerberus. land Clinic. That didn’t happen. 
of St. Vincent’s Medical Center South-
side, that hospital received the highest

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BY RAY MCNULTY work could be delayed for as much as a
Staff Writer year if the plan is significantly changed.

As it turned out, all those emails, “We’d pretty much have to scrap
phone calls, letters and petitions the original proposal and start over,”
grabbed the attention of the Florida Pessoa said. He said FDOT also might
Department of Transportation, which need to reapply for funding for the
is reconsidering its plan to construct project, because he can’t simply use
a sidewalk along the east side of State the sidewalk money to pay for widen-
Road A1A through Indian River Shores ing the bike lanes.
as part of a road-resurfacing project.
“It doesn’t work that way,” Pessoa
Project Manager Donovan Pessoa said. “I can’t just flip the money, be-
said FDOT also will consider widening cause the money comes from different
the road’s shoulders to accommodate places. If we take away the sidewalk or
safer bike lanes. widen the bike lane, it becomes a dif-
ferent project.”
Both matters will be discussed at a
pair of public workshops scheduled for Last month, the Indian River County
Oct. 23 at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront Metropolitan Planning Organization’s
in Vero Beach. Two-hour sessions will board passed a resolution requesting
be held at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. that FDOT remove the east-side side-
walk from its $7.5 million plan to resur-
“We don’t operate in a vacuum,” Pes- face a 6.4-mile stretch of A1A from Tides
soa said. “We received a lot of feedback Road (north of Jaycee park) to Coco
from the community.” Plum Lane (near Wabasso Beach).

The year-long project, which also in- FDOT automatically includes in-
cludes traffic-signal and drainage im- stalling sidewalks as part of routine
provements, was scheduled to begin road-resurfacing project to improve
next summer. However, Pessoa said the walkability of Florida’s roadways.

Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 18, 2018 9


However, Indian River Shores residents natures from her own neighbors, and and town officials want FDOT to reduce the safer bike lane,” County Commis-
opposed the east-side sidewalk, citing said she has been able to contact 20 of A1A’s speed limit in part of that area sioner Bob Solari, whose district in-
the need to tear up established land- the town’s 30 communities and “resi- from 50 mph to 45 mph and expand the cludes Indian River Shores, said dur-
scaping along the right-of-way and dis- dents are adamantly against” adding a road’s 4-foot-wide shoulders to accom- ing a commission meeting last month.
rupting the entrances to communities. sidewalk on the east side of A1A. modate wider, safer bike lanes. “Ditch the unneeded sidewalk on the
east side and put in a safer bike lane
Bermuda Bay Association President In addition to removing the 6-foot- “The political reality is that we’re ... This is the way to go for safety.” 
Penny King collected 119 petition sig- wide sidewalk from the plan, county not going to get both the sidewalk and

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Judge loosens bail conditions for acupuncturist Jaynes

BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ “My original decision forbidding her speak during the hearing and declined Jaynes was arrested on Aug. 22 and
Staff Writer to work at, or in any way be involved with to comment after leaving court. charged with fraud and racketeering,
Absolute Integrated Medicine, stands,” with bail set at nearly $1 million. Pegg
Vero acupuncturist Jill Jaynes, fac- Pegg announced in court. “However, She is facing five felony charges that a few days later agreed to reduce bail
ing multiple charges of fraud and rack- she’s not forbidden to work someplace she conspired with others to defraud to $455,000 but also added three con-
eteering, can remove her GPS monitor else as an acupuncturist – if anyone will an insurance company by submitting ditions, including that she forfeit her
but remains banned from having any hire her – and as long as she has nothing false or incomplete information, ille- passport, wear a GPS monitor and no
involvement with her once-booming to do with insurance or billing.” gally waived patient copayments and longer be involved with Absolute Inte-
clinic Absolute Integrated Medicine. deductibles, and unlawfully paid others grated Medicine.
The judge’s ruling appeared to con- who referred patients for treatment.
Circuit Court Judge Robert Pegg re- fuse many of the 40 friends, patients and Last week, Pegg was swayed to al-
jected Jaynes’ request to return to work relatives of Jaynes who crowded into She filed a written not guilty plea low Jaynes to remove the GPS device,
at the clinic during an Oct. 10 hearing. the small courtroom. Jaynes, 56, did not with the court on Sept. 20. A trial date despite concerns by Assistant State
has not yet been set. Attorney Lev Evans that Jaynes could
be a flight risk.

Evans said that despite Pegg’s or-
ders, it appeared Jaynes was still in-
volved with Absolute Integrated Medi-
cine’s day-to-day operations. Jaynes is
also still listed as the business owner.

“We’re concerned that the clinic
is still open and active,” Evans said.
“Our concern is that she’s still doing
that. But law enforcement has told us
that they don’t have the resources to
watch her.”

Attorney Brooke Butler, who is rep-
resenting Jaynes, did not address Ev-
ans’ allegations. She argued that it was
unfair to prevent Jaynes from working
while her case is still pending.

“It’s undue process,” Butler told
Pegg. “Right now, she’s innocent. She’s
abandoning everything she’s ever
known all her life.”

Butler said news articles published
by Vero Beach 32963 prompted the
State Department of Health to recent-
ly launch an investigation into Jaynes’
business actions and Absolute Inte-
grated Medicine.

She suggested the court allow the
health department to determine if
Jaynes’ license should be suspended
and her if clinic should be shut down.

“DOH can shut the business down
immediately if they find it unsafe or
discover any other problems,” Butler
said. “They’ve been investigating and
haven’t come in and suspended any-
body’s license. There’s nothing in this
case; it’s about billing practices. It’s
not up to you or the state attorney to
decide whether she can practice.”

Assistant state attorney Evans and
ultimately Judge Pegg disagreed.

Evans argued that the charges
against Jaynes aren’t just about bill-
ing procedures and said the acupunc-
turist is accused of being involved in
a criminal enterprise that hurt many
residents and businesses.

Evans pointed out that Jaynes ear-
lier agreed to the conditions in order
to get her bond amount lowered. She
shouldn’t be allowed to return now
and ask for all those conditions to be
discarded, he added. 


Moorings Life Savers: Marilyn Kolar,
Marsha Sherry, Jane Sease
and Kate Schmidt

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L’amour the merrier at Heritage’s ‘Evening in Paris’

Karren Walter, Mark Wygonik and Quentin Walter. Angela Morgan and Michelle Zinda.

Isabel Power, Lee Markham and Leisa Englert. PHOTOS: STEPHANIE LABAFF BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF et l’amitié (love and friendship) filled
the air as guests enjoyed an evening of
Staff Writer Parisian-style shopping along les rues
de Paris beneath twinkling lights and
Francophiles took a virtual trip to bead-draped chandeliers, La Tour Eiffel
France last Thursday evening at the looming nearby. The marketplace over-
second annual An Evening in Paris flowed as nearly 30 local vendors show-
fundraiser at the Heritage Center, a na- cased their wares, including vintage
tional landmark property built in 1935. clothing, scarves, handcrafted jewelry,
homemade jams and essential oils.
Proceeds from the evening benefit
Vero Heritage Inc., which is dedicated A street mime mingled among the
to preserving, educating and celebrat- crowd, paying homage to Marcel
ing local heritage. Vero Heritage main- Marceau and speaking volumes with-
tains and operates the Heritage Center out uttering a word in the “art of si-
and its adjacent Indian River Citrus lence.” Les Femmes de Moulin Rouge
Museum, which chronicles the history cabaret-style dancers from Power En-
of Indian River County as a leader in tertainment Productions also took to
the citrus industry. the stage to high-kick the evening off
in une grande manière (a big way).
“There are an awful lot of amazing
nonprofits in this town, and it’s be- Later, models from the Parisian Host-
coming more and more important to ess presented a saucy selection of vin-
distinguish your fundraisers as being tage French couture – the laissez-faire
affordable and creative,” said executive attitude of the ladies as they strolled
director Heather Stapleton, explaining along the Champ de Mars catching the
that the Parisian theme enabled them eye of two hommes de charme (charm-
to do something other than a gala or ing men) enjoying an outdoor café.
golf tournament.
Leaving the intensity of la Ville de
“Oddly enough, this kind of harkens L’Amour (City of Love), guests were
back to exactly what the Heritage Cen- given a taste of Cognac, France, known
ter used to be all about – folks com- for the brandy produced in that wine-
ing together to have a good time with growing region. The terrace overlook-
music and food. The Heritage Center ing the Heritage Center lawn under-
is still such a vital part of the commu- went a continental transformation,
nity. It has such amazing charm and is becoming Cognac Courtyard for the
steeped in history,” added Stapleton. evening. Guests savored their drinks
while listening to French-inspired jazz
In the true spirit of community, played by the Indian River Charter
when the food sponsor’s refrigera- High School Jazz Band.
tor gave out, rendering them unable
to provide the anticipated French-in- On New Year’s Eve, the Heritage Cen-
spired hors d’oeuvres, other local food ter will host an elegant dinner show
vendors stepped up to help out. with Broadway-style entertainment in
conjunction with the Main Street Vero
Fruit and Nutella filled crepes and Beach street party, culminating with
cheesy profiteroles from Bistro Four- the Vero ball drop and centennial fire-
chette, and a shitake, leek and crum- works at midnight.
bled Stilton cheese tart from Blue Star
were among the petites bouchées sa- For an event schedule, visit veroher-
vored by guests. 

After enjoying a glass of bubbly, hors
d’oeuvres and French wines, l’amour

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PHOTOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Darby Boggess, Kristine Davis and Tina Tedesko.
Tracy Tomlinson, Daphne Stewart and Lindsey Hansen.

Blake Green and Jennifer Astrup. Sierra, Olivia and Lynn Daniels. Nancy Karpowicz and Christina Fratcher.

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Pool of talent: Kids show skills at ‘Float Hope’ meet

BY MARY SCHENKEL fans alike were treated to a tasty swim, but also to provide them with On Friday the excitement was
Staff Writer BBQ dinner and enjoyed free time a skill set that can help them com- palpable, as youngsters eagerly
on the waterslide. pete in life. awaited the chance to show off their
Close to 90 swimmers, cheered on skills, beaming and positively wig-
by a large crowd of family members The nonprofit Float Hope of Indi- Swimmers in the program come gling in anticipation. Middle school
and friends, gave it their all last Fri- an River County was founded by re- from the Vero Beach, Sebastian and high school Treasure Coast
day evening as competitors in the tired executive Jeffrey Powers with and Fellsmere Boys and Girls Clubs Swim Club volunteers assisted
Float Hope Third Invitational Swim Scott Barlow, head coach of Trea- and the Gifford Youth Achievement with checking people in, corralling
Meet at the North County Aquatic sure Coast Swim Club, to not only Center, all of which coordinate the swimmers for the various heats and
Center. Afterward, participants and teach low-income elementary and signups and logistics. “They’re an as timers for the races.
middle school-aged children how to integral part,” said Powers.
As part of TCSC, Float Hope en-
rollees are also registered with Flor-
ida Swimming and with USA Swim-
ming, the national governing body
for the sport, affording them a true
entry into the sport.

“We started with the concept that
if you look at Indian River County,
87 percent of all minority kids do
not know how to swim,” said Pow-
ers. His thought behind the organi-
zation’s creation was the realization
that competitive swimming could
be a way for these children to gain
confidence and possibly earn col-
lege scholarships.

“It’s taking children without
means, at a young age, and giving
them a tool so that when they get to
high school they’re somebody to be
reckoned with,” Powers explained.
“The idea is to make them competi-
tive at life. The goal is for them to
kick the doors of high school open,
because they have a friend group,
they are confident and they are in a
varsity sport out of the gate.”

The children swim a minimum of
three days per week, 52 weeks per
year at either the North County or
Gifford Aquatic Centers and must
attend 80 percent of practices – and
maintain good grades – to stay on
the team. “They go from not being
able to float to swimming laps to
going to swim meets and swimming
three or four strokes,” said Powers.

Roughly 170 children have gone
through the program to date and
100 are currently enrolled.

“It’s been an astonishing growth,”
said Barlow, who coaches with wife
Holly McClain. “Kids that were
afraid last year to even get into the
pool are now traveling to meets and
encouraging the newbies.”

“We’ve been in existence less
than two years and what we’ve got
now is what I think is a well-oiled
machine,” said Powers, noting that
earlier participants are competing
in swim meets in Orlando and West
Palm Beach.

For more information, visit 

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Angelia Perry, Jeff Powers and Freddie Woolfork with Ka’ Lynn (7). Siblings Keianie and Kelton from the Vero Boys & Girls Club. Scott Barlow and Holly McClain with Boys & Girls Club swimmers.

Elizabeth Thomason, Isabella (6) and Mary Grimm McClellan. Gifford Youth Achievement Center swimmers. PHOTOS: MARY SCHENKEL Mackenzie Miller, Taylor Hatton and Caterina Meier.

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‘Stride’ right: Parade of pink at Breast Cancer walk

Staff Writer

A wave of pink flooded Riverside Maj. Eric Flowers, Lynda Miller and Capt. Milo Thornton. PHOTOS: STEPHANIE LABAFF Jenny Davis, Dan Chappell and Theresa Woodson.
Park last Saturday morning as hun-
dreds of folks gathered to take a huge Dr. Nancy Baker received the 2018 ABC event lead Laura McGarry, Institute team won the T-shirt design
stride forward in the fight against Power of Pink Award and remind- thanking participants for their contest. Raffle prizes were awarded,
breast cancer during the American ed attendees that breast cancer support. “You are making a dif- attendees visited the Wall of Hope and
Cancer Society’s annual Making doesn’t discriminate. ference!” sat in a giant pink chair, as children
Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, blew bubbles, colored and threw their
presented by Seacoast Bank. “This is lovely to see so many McGarry explained that last hips into Hula Hooping with youthful
people here in a sea of pink. This year ACS nationwide handled abandon. The Good Life Fitness Stu-
In a rainbow of pink from pale pig- is very close to my heart. My more than 1.3 million calls and dio dancers, aided by the Vero Beach
gy to brilliant fuchsia, more than 400 dad had breast cancer. People High School cheerleaders, warmed
participants comprising 74 teams par- forget that men can get breast live chats from individuals up the crowd before they commenced
ticipated in this year’s walk to raise cancer,” said Baker. This year an with questions and concerns with the rose-hued stroll.
awareness and funds to help save lives. estimated 2,500 men will receive about cancer, and is granting
that diagnosis, with a 20 percent fatal- $62 million for breast cancer re- To date, the Indian River walk has
More than 1 million passionate, ity, according to ACS data. search. raised nearly $71,000 of its $120,000
pink participants walk together in “We’re helping doctors understand goal. Donations will be accepted until
unity nationwide to make a difference “Today we take action by raising more about how to prevent breast can- Dec. 31 toward this year’s campaign,
each year. Proceeds from these events the critical dollars that will allow the cer, detect it early and more effectively according to Jenny Davis, MSABC
fund research, education and support. American Cancer Society to invest treat the disease,” said McGarry. “The community development manager.
According to ACS data, more than in breast cancer research and pro- American Cancer Society is only able
266,000 women will be diagnosed with vide free information and support for to do this because of walks like this.” To make a donation or for more infor-
breast cancer in 2018, and of those those facing the disease today,” said The festivities also included the mation, visit
nearly 41,000 will lose their battle. breast cancer survivor and 2018 MS- announcement that the Florida Eye indianriverfl or 

In celebration of survivors and in
remembrance of those who have lost
the valiant fight, participants, cancer
survivors and caregivers gathered for
an inspiring opening ceremony, where
pacesetters, survivors and Real Men
Wear Pink participants were recog-

Much to the amusement of the
crowd, Dan Chappell, currently the
top Real Men Wear Pink fundraiser,
had challenged Seacoast Bank to raise
$20,000. They did, and Chappell took a
pie to the face as his just desserts.

Longtime breast cancer advocate

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Elaine Coppola, Dr. William McGarry, Melanie Coppola and Mary Grace Coppola. Kathryn Butler, Sharon Harris and Michelle Spencer. Josh Bernhardt with Dr. Daniel and Robin Glotzer.

Jaylen Pledger, Jaquan Pledger, Dashon Thompson and Michael de Vosjoli. Real Men Wear Pink participants Mayor Harry Howle and Will Watkins. Team Texas TaTa’s: Kim Nance, Mary Keeton, Judy Flippin and Patti Hackett.

Laura McGarry and Maureen Leu. Johnny Thomas and Evelyn Hayes. Ariana Decosa, Kandice Hoffman and Murphy. Katherine Renz and Eveline LeBlanc.

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Artists wing it at Indian River Bird & Nature show

BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF The show is held in celebration of Na-
Staff Writer tional Wildlife Refuge Week, always
the second full week of October.
The fourth annual Indian River
Bird & Nature Art Show took flight “This was our biggest show ever
at the Sebastian River Art Club last with 100 submissions,” said Deb-
weekend. The juried art show, hosted bie Avery, event organizer. “People
this year by the Sebastian River Art are drawn to birds because they are
Club and the Pelican Island Preserva- familiar and they’re easy to interact
tion Society is literally for the birds. with. It’s something you can do any-
where you go.”

Toni Hill – Best of Show. PHOTOS CONTINUED ON PAGE 22


Ryan and Melissa Weaver, Agency Owners Carol Hansen – First Place, Photography. niversary of its establishment. As the
Ryan Weaver Insurance, Inc. is a locally owned nation’s first wildlife refuge, Pelican Is-
The art show featured birds and land was the basis for the development
independent agency that has been serving other nature-themed artwork, with of the National Wildlife Refuge System,
Indian River County for over 12 years. proceeds benefiting the art club and which now numbers more than 500 in
PIPS, a nonprofit citizen support orga- the United States.
All lines of commercial or personal insurance available. nization, supports and promotes the
efforts of the local Pelican Island Na- The two-day art show began with a
OLD DOMINION tional Wildlife Refuge, and the Nation- Plein Air paint out Friday, with artists
INSURANCE COMPANY al Wildlife Refuge System in general, to spending the day immersed in native
conserve habitat and wildlife. flora and fauna at the North Sebas-
A member of Main Street America Group tian Conservation Area adjacent to the
“This is the perfect partnership,” SRAC or in Vero Beach at the Pelican Is-
855 21st Street – CenterState Bank Building explained Tim Glover, PIPS treasurer. land Refuge area. Friday evening guests
2nd Floor – Vero Beach “PIPS is focused on the environmental enjoyed a reception at the art club, pe-
aspect of preserving wildlife and the rusing show submissions which cap-
(772) 567-4930 • [email protected] Sebastian River Art Club preserves na- tured the essence of nature in a variety ture through their art.” of mediums. Roseate spoonbills waded
in the shallows, dolphins frolicked in
Conveniently located just off of Miracle Mile, PIPS is an environmental educa- the clear blue water and osprey soared
across from Classic Car Wash on US-1 tion organization formed in 1993 to through the air.
raise awareness about the Pelican Is-
land National Wildlife Refuge, estab- Toni Hill took Best in Show for her
lished in 1903. Its volunteers conduct digital watercolor “Stick Marsh Egret”;
environmental education workshops Lorrie Goss received first place for her
and they host the annual Pelican Is- 3-D sculpture “Nurturing Family”
land Wildlife Festival each March at in hand-sculpted clay; the Plein Air
Sebastian’s Riverview Park, across the winner was Vicky Lada for her “Se-
water from the Pelican Island National bastian Garden” in acrylic, and Carol
Wildlife Refuge, to celebrate the an- Hansen’s photo “Happy Birth Day” of
a sea turtle emerging from its egg re-
ceived first place in the photography

Saturday’s agenda included a Florida
Scrub Jay walk with Jane Schnee at the
North Sebastian Conservation Area,
and keynote speaker Missi Hatfield
discussed the “Migratory Bird Treaty
– 100 Years of Conservation” during an
afternoon gathering at Capt. Hiram’s.

For information about the Pelican
Island Wildlife Refuge and the Peli-
can Island Preservation Society, visit For information about
Sebastian River Art Club, visit sebas- 

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PHOTOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 Gwen McNenney, Sofia Carmona and Ana Telleria. Vicky Lada – First Place, Plein-Air.
Alex Melo.

Lee G. Smith, Caroline Frederiksen and Mary Ann Hall.

Dan Smalley and Bob Smith.

David Simpson and Dee Fairbanks-Simpson.

Tim Glover and Debbie Avery.

Viola Frierson, Stephanie Lovallo and Theresa Prokop.

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Miracle on 64th Avenue: A haven of ‘Hope’ for kids

BY MARY SCHENKEL Abby Bass, Verna Wright and Glenn DeSimone. PHOTOS: MARY SCHENKEL the corner of CR 510 and 58th Avenue,
Staff Writer where youngsters would congregate
“We’re not a babysitting service,” tion,’ ‘I want to do better’ or ‘I want to do their homework.
Like a warm hug, residents of the Wright stresses. It is instead a place a career,’ rather than just settling for
Windsor and John’s Island communi- to change children’s lives. “We’re whatever comes their way. “Verna’s mother had been a good
ties are enveloping the Dasie Bridge- changing the way they think, the friend of ours; she was terrific. She
water Hope Center with their support way they do things. It doesn’t happen The center’s creation was indirect- died of leukemia but she had put five
and business acumen. Through a overnight; it takes time. ly through the development of the kids through school,” says Schwerin.
newly launched awareness and fun- exclusive RedStick Golf Club. Long- Wright approached him about using
draising campaign, they have brand- But we have to break that cycle of time John’s Island resident Warren one of several residences on the Red-
ed it: “The Miracle on 64th Avenue: poverty and the cycle of ‘gimme.’ Schwerin, a RedStick founder, ex- Stick property to start an afterschool
A safe place for children to envision That’s my whole focus.” plains that for years Wright’s mother, program in her honor.
their future and create a productive and later Wright herself, had a won-
life for themselves.” She says she encourages children derful fruit and vegetable stand at “We saw firsthand the impact that
to think in terms of ‘I want an educa- Verna’s mother and she were mak-
“It’s such a good theme for what ing on the young kids right around
we want to do: create a level playing our development and I thought it
field so that these kids will have the was pretty important to give them a
same opportunity as those who are hand,” says Schwerin.
well off,” says board member Glenn
DeSimone, a John’s Island resident. Dasie Hope initially found a home
in the former Wabasso Masonic
The Wabasso-based nonprofit, Lodge building and two years later
which provides afterschool and sum- the county agreed to its relocation
mer programs to children in grades into the then abandoned Fredrick
K-12, was founded in 2001 by Verna Douglas School on 64th Avenue, off
Wright in memory of her mother, CR 510.
Dasie Bridgewater. “I put the ‘Hope’
on the end of it to give the kids that The Warren and Virginia Schwerin
come here hope,” says Wright. Family Foundation has enabled a
number of major improvements to


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the facility as well as much-needed is such an extraordinary woman and of the parents of these children to use it. It’s very personal; it’s a good life
equipment and supplies, and even I felt the kids should have a more level this opportunity to learn new skills,” program.”
a fundraising initiative through the playing field with everybody else.” adds Graham. “I think this is going
Hope Thrift Shop on U.S. 1. to be a real game-changer for Dasie She should know. After Schwer-
Hackett says the expansions have Hope.” in gave her a set of golf clubs, Bass
“Verna’s had a major impact on added to what Wright has already ac- quickly developed her game. She
that community; she’s really a leader. complished, changing its trajectory “We’re not going to be a Boys and played on the Sebastian River High
During the two hurricanes the Dasie with the STEM Lab. The availability Girls Club, but we still do good work golf team and earned a golf scholar-
Hope Center became the center of the of computers is particularly impor- and we need support,” says DeSim- ship to FIT in Melbourne, from which
community; it goes far beyond just tant, as many of the students come one. “Our ultimate goal is to cre- she graduated with a bachelor’s de-
the kids. There’s an outreach there from households where technology is ate awareness so that Verna can run gree in business in 2013. Bass is cur-
that’s important to the whole Wa- a luxury. this without having to worry about rently employed as a mortgage loan
basso community. Wabasso is a very where the next dollar comes from. originator – the youngest in the tri-
special little place,” says Schwerin “I would like to see Dasie Hope She now has a facility that is very spe- county area – at Caliber Home Loans.
who, while no longer on the board, achieve a more secure financial foun- cial. What we want to do is allow her
remains committed to the organiza- dation going forward and be able to to have funding that comes in on a Wright shares a story about anoth-
tion. RedStick also maintains close raise more money based on what they regular basis.” er young man who was in the sixth
ties to the community. have already achieved,” says Hackett. grade when he started at Dasie Hope.
“I think they have an exceptional role Each student – 100 are currently “The first day he came, he wanted to
“My vision is for kids to get out of to play in helping these children in enrolled – is assessed and monitored know what we were doing here. I told
the cycle they’re in. They need strong Wabasso. I think it’s been difficult to determine individual growth and him we were tutoring kids so they
computer and reading and writing for them to raise money in the past areas of concern, efforts are coordi- could do better in school. He said,
skills. There are plenty of opportu- but now with the STEM Lab and the nated with local teachers and extra- ‘Oh I don’t want to do that. I’m going
nities, but if they haven’t got those basketball court and the building in curricular activities are plentiful. to come back tomorrow and tear this
skills they’re not going to be able to great shape, I think they’ll be able to place up.’ I said ‘OK, you come back
seize them,” says Schwerin. function in a way that is very compel- Their accomplishments are im- tomorrow.’”
ling to donors statewide and coun- pressive: 95 percent pass the annual
Windsor resident Cynthia Bardes trywide.” FSA (Florida Standards Assessments) He did return, but with two friends
introduced the organization to that exams and 100 percent have graduat- who appreciated what the program
community, including fellow resident The board sees 2019 as an impor- ed high school (58 to date). Of those, could do for them, and decided he
Barbara Hackett. The two worked on tant year in terms of fundraising. 10 are currently enrolled in college had changed his mind. “That same
a Windsor Dog Show fundraiser and Board treasurer Stuart Graham, an- and 26 have received college degrees. kid went through our program
both now serve on the board. other John’s Island resident, said he through 12th grade and ended up go-
was hooked the first time he showed Abigail Bass, one of many success ing to college in Tallahassee. He fin-
Hackett also facilitated the fund- up to help out in the afterschool pro- stories, remembers meeting Wright ished and now he’s working for the
ing for significant donations which gram. as a Sebastian River High School Department of Agriculture in Tal-
enabled further expansions, includ- sophomore. Bass needed volunteer lahassee. And I hear from him every
ing an “iWonder” STEM (Science, “Verna is so dedicated to these hours as an enrollee in the Inter- Christmas; he sends me a Christmas
Technology, Engineering and Math- kids. And now with the generous gift national Baccalaureate program so card,” says Wright.
ematics) Lab, where two retired sci- of a major benefactor, I think that the Wright told her to stop by and visit.
ence teachers now volunteer, and an STEM lab in particular will be very She did, and 10 years after graduating “Dasie Hope is my heart; when I say
outdoor sports area for tennis and significant for those children who do still relishes their relationship. that it means the kids are my heart.
basketball. not choose to go to college,” says Gra- I wish you could see passion,” says
ham. “It’s a very well-rounded program Wright. “I just want to expose these
“I was always just enchanted with – everything from helping little kids kids to a different way of life in terms
what Verna does there with these He notes that with a completion with their homework to making great of – you’ve got to think different to be
kids. It felt like an extraordinary or- certificate from a rigorous STEM cur- friendships. You meet lots of extraor- different. And to be different you’ve
ganization. They were just really on riculum, students can get high-pay- dinary people in the community. It got to do different.”
their own; this little community that ing jobs in many industries, particu- stays with you,” says Bass. “It creates
had very important needs that were larly computer sciences. some invaluable relationships. It’s For more information, visit dasie-
not being met,” says Hackett. “Verna more than just the education side of 
“It’s also a way, perhaps, for some


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‘Made in Germany’: Museum revels in Rubell collection

BY ELLEN FISCHER Anna and Brady Roberts with Mera and Don Rubell. PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE bells responded by sending him images
of all 500 German works in their collec-
Columnist emerging artists – in New York City in Vero is not that far from Miami, and tion from which to select the Vero show.
the 1960s. Since 1993 they have shared many of our art-loving residents have
The latest offering at Vero Beach exhibitions from their vast holdings made the pilgrimage to see the Rubell “They are very generous people,”
Museum of Art fills three of its exhibi- with the public in a large building they Collection in situ. After Roberts moved Roberts says.
tion spaces, the Stark Rotunda and the own in Miami’s Wynwood business here to assume the VBMA’s directorship,
Holmes and Titelman galleries, with an district. Next year the couple will move the Rubells were not far from his mind. Upon entering the museum, the first
impressive show the likes of which has the collection from its present location glimpse of the show is an 8-foot-high
not been seen before in this city. to a 2 ½-acre property just a few miles “When I came here and saw some bronze figural sculpture that glitters
away in Miami’s Allapattah District. holes in our exhibition schedule, I called like gold in the Stark Rotunda. Titled
That is because “Made in Germany: them up,” he says. “Grösse Geister (Big Ghost) #2,” it was
Art since 1980” was curated by VBMA created by artist Thomas Schütte, who
director Brady Roberts from the fa- With so much to choose from in the lives and works in Düsseldorf.
mous Rubell Family Collection of Mi- Rubell Collection, why specifically Ger-
ami. Comprising mainly paintings man art? Roberts is quick to explain that
– several of them of ambitious size the sculpture’s title does not refer to
– photographic print, and four sculp- In the mid-1980s Roberts, then a “things that go bump in the night.”
tures, the exhibition is a look at the art Bachelor of Arts candidate at the Uni- And, although the figure has the flac-
of Germany from just before the fall of versity of Illinois, spent his final semes- cid form of a deflated Michelin man, he
the Berlin wall to the first decade of the ter of study in Vienna, Austria. He took says this “ghost” refers to the spiritual
present century. Because it is on view that opportunity to travel in Europe, vis- nature of art.
through Jan. 6, 2019, there is no excuse iting Germany when it was still a divid-
for not catching this exhibition. ed state. More than a dozen years later As in English, “geist” can denote a
Roberts, then curator at the Phoenix Art spooky apparition; it can also refer to the
When Roberts was chief cura- Museum, visited a reunified Germany concept of “spirit” or “essence.” The word
tor at the Milwaukee Museum of Art, in preparation for that museum’s 2006 got its start as a philosophical term the
he worked with collectors Don and exhibition, “Constructing New Berlin.” early 19th century with Hegel’s treatise
Mera Rubell to bring a portion of their “Phänomenologie des Geistes” (The Phe-
7,500-piece collection to that institu- It was also in the mid-1980s that the nomenology of Spirit). The word eventu-
tion. The Rubells began collecting art Rubells turned their attention to col- ally found its way into discussions of the
– specifically, cutting-edge works by lecting German art. They began by pur- cultural arts right up to World War I. Af-
chasing pieces from galleries in Cologne ter that catastrophe, Germans had little
and Dusseldorf, and later added a sig- time for such ponderings.
nificant number of works by Leipzig art-
ists to their trove after 1989, the year the Heading into the Holmes Gallery,
Berlin Wall crumbled. Roberts notes that “there is a geography
and a history in this show.”
Says Roberts, “The Rubells and I
knew a lot of the same artists and Most of the artworks on display there
had a lot of the same interests. I are the creations of Berlin and Leipzig-
asked them if we could do the based artists, he says.
‘Made in Germany’ exhibition
that San Antonio’s McNay Mu- “There are also different generations
seum had presented from their of artists on display. Some of them were
collection in 2016.” children when the wall came down,

After receiving their assent and have no memory
to bring the exhibition to Vero of a divided Ger-
Beach, Roberts, evidently not many. Others
wanting to offer exactly the same show lived their
that Texas had enjoyed, proposed that early adult-
“we change up the checklist a little bit.” hood in

Conceivably amused by Roberts’ “ask
for an inch, take a yard” strategy, the Ru-

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communist Germany, which is very of 2006. The nearly 10-foot-tall, 14-foot- HOT GLASS
much part of their psychological make wide painting is notable for its steep
up,” says Roberts. top-left-to-lower-right diagonal com- The Treasure Coast’s largest collection of
position. In it, an oppressively pink sky contemporary glass and one of America’s
Time, place and circumstance are the appears behind a precarious arrange- Coolest Stores, right here in Vero Beach.
factors that make this exhibition a sam- ment of human figures, a banquet ta-
pler of German contemporary art from ble and a house which appears on the SEE THESE AND OTHER FINE THINGS AT VERO’S FINEST
the closing years of the 20th century to verge of tumbling right off the bottom COLLECTION OF AMERICAN-MADE ART AND JEWELRY
the first decade of the 21st. edge of the picture.
Every artist in the show has a unique In this artist’s work, says Roberts, “the VERO BEACH, FL
take on the times. Berliner Anselm stage is set, you have a cast of characters 7 72 . 2 3 4 . 6711
Reyle’s untitled mixed media on canvas and a dream-like set up.”
work is an unapologetically decorative
take on color field painting (think Gene The mystery, and some of the politics,
Davis in reflective acrylic foil). Three continues in the Titelman Gallery, where
huge photo portraits of a dour-faced Ru- almost all the artists were either profes-
bell family (Mera, Don and son Jason) sors or students at Kunstakademie Düs-
by Thomas Ruff are objective: What you seldorf. Dominating the gallery’s rear
see is exactly what you see. wall, the work that will drop you in your
tracks is an untitled painting by Anselm
Formalist works in the show include Kiefer. Created in 2006, this bleak land-
five architectonic paintings by David scape is composed of charcoal, branch-
Schnell in which the conventions of geo- es, plaster and metal chairs (the latter
metric perspective exert a force more affixed to what amounts to the scene’s
powerful than gravity. There is a nod to foreground). Unlike the people-filled
art history in Albert Oehler’s 2008 paint- paintings of Rauch, Kiefer aims to get
ing “Ice”; an exercise in pop art overlaid your attention through the absence of
with abstract expressionism. Homage is figures. His foreboding landscape might
paid to German Expressionism of 1920s remind you of a vineyard in winter, or a
Berlin in two paintings by Christoph forest of felled trees. More ominously,
Ruckhäberle: “Big Fan” of 2006 and the it also brings to mind a no-man’s land,
compelling “Woman with Pearl Neck- where row upon row of hastily erected
lace” of 2004. posts hold unseen strands of barbed
wire. The six empty chairs that jut from
And then there are four socio-po- the bottom of the canvas underscore the
litical works, represented in imposing picture’s theme of apocalyptic absence.
scale by Neo Rauch. He, like Schnell and
Ruckhäberle, are considered members Near this, four small abstract works
of the Leipzig School, a contemporary – knitted textiles, really, made on an in-
art movement that, beginning is the dustrial machine – by Rosemarie Trockel
late 1970s, centered on artists taught or are a counterpoint to the emotional out-
studied at Leipzig’s Academy of Arts. pourings of the likes of Kiefer and Rauch.
Also on display from this artist is a small,
Neo Rauch, a Leipziger by birth, art brown-painted plaster sculpture, mod-
training and, after reunification in eled in the shape of an upturned ape’s
1990, by choice, is a painter of messag- head. The pursed lips of the beast hold,
es. Rauch grew up under communism as though balanced, a plaster egg. Titled
in the German Democratic Republic “Grosse als Form (Size as Form),” the
(East Germany). According to Roberts, sculpture was created in 1984, the same
Rauch once remarked that when he year in which Trockel created a suite of
was a young man, there was nothing he drawings of empathetically rendered
wanted more than to escape to the West. chimpanzee faces.
Almost 30 years old when the Berlin wall
came down, Rauch subsequently decid- In contrasting the unaffected free-
ed to stay in Leipzig. That city has since dom of animal expression with the ar-
become a center of economic prosperity tificial, ordered world of human culture,
and culture in Germany. Trockel has said, “Jedes Tier ist eine Kün-
stlerin (Every animal is an artist).” 
The largest painting by Rauch on
display is “Vorführung (Presentation)”

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Coming Up: Get fired up for Riverside opener ‘Smokey Joe’s’

BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA they wrote hits for the Drifters, the ny Jazz Orchestra is polishing
Staff Writer Coasters, Peggy Lee and others. All
in all, over four decades, this prolific its brass for a concert at Vero
duo wrote hundreds of songs, includ-
ing 75 that hit top 10 on the music Beach High School Perform-
charts. And you’ll hear a lot of them
1 Broadway’s long-running (2,036 in “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” including ing Arts Center. They’re call-
performances) jukebox musi- “Hound Dog,” of course. Other num-
bers you’ll be singing along to (hope- ing this one “jazz at its finest,”
fully) under your breath: “Jailhouse
cal “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” opens at Riv- Rock,” “Stand By Me,” “Yakety Yak,” and from what I’m hearing,
“On Broadway,” “Spanish Harlem” et
erside Theatre this coming Tuesday, al. Don’t miss this hand-clappin,’ toe- that’s no understatement.
tappin’ rock ’n’ roll revue, specially
Oct. 23, and runs through Nov. 11. written by Stephen Helper, Jack Viertel To its already jazz-fabulous
and Otis Sallid to showcase and cel-
Yea! So here’s a little jukebox trivia: ebrate Leiber and Stoller’s work. BTW, musicians, the orchestra is
a production is currently playing Off-
When you hear “You ain’t nothin’ but Broadway at Stage 42 in New York City. adding some of the state’s
Curtain: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
a hound dog,” who do you think of? Of Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Sat- top jazz artists, for an after-
urdays, 8 p.m.; matinees Wednesdays,
course! But did you know that the guys select Thursdays, Saturdays and Sun- noon of music by such icons
days, 2 p.m. Tickets: start at $35. 772-
who penned that rock ’n’ roll classic, 231-6990. as Duke Ellington, Theloni-

legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber ous Monk, Count Basie, Ar-

and Mike Stoller, wrote it early on, be- turo Sandoval, Miles Davis,

fore they were legendary. Elvis heard George Gershwin and more.

it, liked it, recorded it and performed Stylings include traditional

it all over TV and – boom – Leiber and New Orleans jazz, of course,

Stoller were headed for the stars and as well as Blues, Swing, Ska,

forever linked to Elvis. The pair first Funk, Pan-Caribbean Salsa,

met in the ’50s at an L.A. music store Boogaloo and Go-go. And

where Leiber worked and Stoller was check out some of the selec-

a customer. They discovered a mutual tions: “Caravan,” “Dig,” “It 1 At Riverside Theatre starting Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Ain’t Necessarily So,” “April
love of rhythm and blues and began

writing together. After “Hound Dog,” in Paris” and “Advanced

they wrote several more hits for The Funk.” (You can hum at least three general, $10 Museum members. 772-
King, including the title songs for his 2 All that … jazzzz! Find your red of these, right?) Making this ter-
felt tip and circle Sunday, Oct.
films “Loving You,” “Jailhouse Rock,” rific afternoon even cooler: Dancers

and “King Creole.” In the early ’60s 21, 3 p.m. The Space Coast Sympho- Joanne Collins and Kaitlyn Cahalen 4 A diverse new exhibit of pho-
tography and mixed-media wall
will perform alongside the musi-

cians. Time: 3 p.m. Tickets: general sculptures is now open in the Foyer

"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" admission, $25; 18 and under, free. Gallery of Art at the Emerson Center.

855-252-7276. Four photographers with very dif-

ferent through-the-lens views of the

3 The romance and allure of Spain natural world, particularly of the lo-
will open the Vero Beach Muse-
cal birds and flora: Arlene Willnow,

um of Art Concerts in the Park series Lisa Willnow, Shelly Stang and Bar-

this coming Thursday, Oct. 25, with bara Whitlam; mixed-media sculp-

the sophisticated, soulful music of the tor Ruth Feldman; and nautical artist

Don Soledad Group. A native of San Paul R. Davis. Nature photography

Jose, Calif., Soledad was inspired by has been a hobby for Fort Pierce resi-

flamenco legend Paco de Luca, and dent Arlene Willnow since she was 8,

developed his unique style and mu- and nature continues to be her favor-

sicianship in San Francisco and the ite subject. Award-winning photog-

Napa Valley wineries: Weddingwire. rapher Lisa Willnow, from Tucson,

com describes Soledad’s music as “or- Ariz., loves photographing “birds

ganic rhythms blended with modern and unspoiled nature.” Michigan na-

upbeat jazz, bossa nova and Spanish tive and award-winning photogra-

Silent Film Presentation classical guitar.” After moving to the pher Stang has traveled extensively
Accompanied by
East Coast, Soledad’s classic, romantic through the U.S., the U.K., the Carib-
Andrew Galuska, Organ
Sunday, October 28, 2018 sound has definitely found a home in bean, Costa Rica and South Africa,

6:00PM Florida. On his Facebook page, Sole- and photographs nature through-

dad speaks of his Thursday Museum out her travels. After locating to

gig: “Joining my trio on stage are two Vero from Ohio in 2011, Whitlam’s

great female artists, Orlando’s Niki Om interest in photography as a hobby

on vocals and violin, and Melbourne re-bloomed, and she’s won awards

artist Jamie Younkin on trumpet and throughout the state since then.

flugelhorn.” You’ll find the Concerts Feldman has titled her Mixed Media

in the Park venue is not your typical wall sculptures “Rooted in Memory.”

park. It is, instead, the museum’s won- These works will continue on exhibit

derful Beckwith Sculpture Park. You’ll through November. Award-winning

relax with Soledad’s romantic, soulful artist Davis’ paintings of seascapes

music within a “garden” of sculpture, and boats are on exhibit in the Lob-

trees and flowers. Along with the won- by Gallery through the end of this

derful music and alluring venue, a full month. Hours: Monday through Fri-

bar will also be available. Time: 5 p.m. day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.

to 7 p.m. rain or shine. Admission: $12 to 1 p.m. 772-778-5249. 

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They showed up at restaurants. They rallied out- We’ve seen some of this before. The country is only ment and high-profile protests will result in a stronger
side senators’ homes. They dogged officials at eleva- about 50 years removed from the turmoil and riot- democracy – or further undermine the nation’s insti-
tors and airports, they crowded hallways and offices ing that marked the civil rights movement – a chaotic tutions and split its people apart.
on Capitol Hill, and they broadcast everything in real era that ultimately affirmed fundamental rights for
time on social media. women and African Americans and other minorities. “Seeing people be politically involved is a very good
American democracy was built to allow space for dis- thing. Seeing them care enough to do these kinds of
And although in the end Brett Kavanaugh became sident and minority groups to air their grievances. things is very positive,” Professor Mutz says. “It’s just
a Supreme Court justice, the activists who protested unfortunate that the grounds of consensus have be-
for weeks ahead of his confirmation have shown few A woman who said she is a come so small … that we’re all experiencing a sense of
signs of slowing down or changing their strategy. survivor of a sexual assault sheer conflict exhaustion.”
confronts Republican Sena-
Already Republicans are accusing them of pro- tor (Arizona) Jeff Flake. The Thursday before the Senate voted to confirm
moting anarchy by employing “mob tactics” against Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Alison
conservative officials. Activists say they only want to But social media has propagated and intensified Turkos took the 6 a.m. train from Brooklyn to Wash-
hold those elected to represent the people account- what in the 1960s would have been covered almost ington. For the next 30 hours, she all but slept on
able for their decisions and are using every tool at exclusively by daily newspapers and nightly news Capitol Hill: One minute, she was at the offices of Sen.
their disposal to do so. programs. It has encouraged the public to participate Susan Collins of Maine to urge the lawmaker to vote
in politics in new and exciting ways, even as it further against Kavanaugh; the next she was chanting with
Somewhere in the middle are the bewildered casu- drives a partisan wedge between them. fellow protesters on the steps of the Supreme Court.
alties – like the the D.C. restaurant where protesters
confronted Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas last month, or the The question, political analysts say, is whether the One video shows Ms. Turkos confronting Sen. Joe
Virginia community where one restaurateur declined current period of highly-charged political engage- Manchin of West Virginia – the only Democrat to vote
to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee to confirm Kavanaugh – at an elevator, asking him why
Sanders. Average citizens are finding themselves sud- he was supporting the nominee. “How do you know
denly caught in the center of pitched partisan battles. how I’m going to vote?” he responds before disappear-
ing into the lift.
Welcome to the new normal: a potent mix of pub-
lic outrage, political polarization, and broadband- On Friday morning, Turkos sits on a bench at the
speed publicity combining to create a reactionary atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building. Her sharp
and deeply partisan protest culture that is bleeding black blazer and bright red lipstick project strength,
into every corner of American life. “It feels like a po- but Turkos – a rape survivor – admits to feeling broken.
litical crisis on a day-to-day basis,” says Diana Mutz, She’s devastated that the senators put Kavanaugh on
director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute the bench. She questions putting herself through the
for the Study of Citizens and Politics. agony of retelling, and reliving, her own trauma.

Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 18, 2018 31


Protesters demonstrate against
Supreme Court nominee Brett
Kavanaugh outside the office of
Republican Senator from Maine
Susan Collins, shortly before
being arrested by Capitol Police
on Capitol Hill.

“But I don’t know what else to do,” Turkos says. Alison Turkos of New York linois University Edwardsville. “Their guard goes up.
“The only option that’s left is for me to come to them.” wears a pink button support- It’s, ‘How dare you do this?’ ”
ing Christine Blasey Ford, the
Her experience, echoed by other activists, is cen- Palo Alto University professor Minutes before Turkos walks into the Hart Build-
tral to the strategies that organizations like the Cen- who accused Supreme Court ing’s foyer, Laura Murphy wanders in, wearing a
ter for Popular Democracy have been honing for Justice Brett Kavanaugh of navy T-shirt that proclaims, in big block letters, “I
the past year. Their idea is to train people, mostly sexual assault in testimony stand with Brett.” Her take on the events leading
women, to create situations where they can con- during his confirmation hear- up to the justice’s confirmation? “It’s shameful,”
front their elected officials about their concerns and ings, at the Hart Senate Office she says. “I see a lot of disrespect for authority. I
broadcast the exchange to the world. Building in Washington, D.C. don't see civil discourse.”

Called “bird-dogging,” the tactic draws from civil Laura Murphy shows her support for She adds that the antagonism from liberal activ-
rights-era civil disobedience strategies and is meant Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh ists has only served to fire up Republicans ahead of
to both hold lawmakers accountable in public spaces with a shirt and button at the Hart November’s elections, when Democrats are expected
and empower individuals to stand up to authority. Senate Office Building. to turn out in record numbers in a bid to retake the
House. Conservatives, Ms. Murphy says, “are going
“What you see is women who are tired of being ig- vestigation on the sexual assault allegations against to come out and vote in the midterm elections. They
nored and using tactics that refuse to allow people in the judge. don’t like what they see on the side of the left.”
power to make decisions that impact our lives with-
out looking in our eyes and recognizing us as human But Senator Flake, who is retiring, is the excep- That surge underscores one short-term conse-
beings,” says Jennifer Epps-Addison, the center’s co- tion, not the rule. quence of confrontational activism, especially when
executive director. magnified by social media: Both sides tend to dig in
“Most people, if they’re confronted in a way that their heels, further shrinking the odds of meaning-
From a big-picture perspective, this blend of sit-ins, they don’t expect or in a way that they don’t feel is ful conversation or compromise.
street marches, and in-your-face confrontations – all appropriate, they’re not receptive to the message,”
amplified by social media – could be a good thing, says Laurie Rice, a politics professor at Southern Il- Some conservatives warn that by harrying public
political observers say. It motivates people, and when officials, protesters are endangering the very notion
people are motivated, they participate in the process- of representative government. “The only way that
es that strengthen a democracy. we have any power is if our members of Congress
are free to act according to the wishes of their con-
Some exchanges, like the one between Sen. Jeff stituents,” writes political historian Jay Cost for the
Flake of Arizona and a pair of activists at an elevator, National Review.
even seem to lead to direct change. The senator later
agreed to give a “yes” to advancing Kavanaugh to a full Lawmakers themselves have spoken out. Republi-
vote only on the condition that the FBI conduct an in-

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can Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida tweeted in defense of among the protesters who confronted Senator Paul “Maybe they do feel attacked,” Turkos says of sena-
Senator Collins, whose decisive vote in support of Ka- at the airport, says it’s not activists’ job to make law- tors. “But guess what? I feel attacked.“
vanaugh was met with everything from disappoint- makers or even fellow citizens feel comfortable. Not
ment and derision to vulgar calls and violent threats. when there are people suffering because of the deci- As yet, there’s hardly incentive for anyone to back
sions public officials make. off. With the midterms a month away, candidates
Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul’s wife, Kelley, wrote and supporters are doubling down on their positions.
in a CNN op-ed that she now keeps a loaded gun They’re using social media to boost the us-versus-
by her bed after violent encounters with protesters, them mentality, and – because the most extreme,
including at a Washington, D.C. airport a week ago. emotional, and moralistic proclamations are often
Majority leader Mitch McConnell described Repub- the ones with the biggest payoff – pushing the narra-
lican senators as being “literally under assault” dur- tive that democracy itself is at stake.
ing the hearings.
Other observers point to the fact that political
The Republican response has in turn further en- participation on the upswing is ultimately strength-
raged the other side. Ms. Epps-Addison, who was ening, if painful, for the country.

Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 18, 2018 33


“People are engaging. Wherever you fit on the po- for the kind of patience or self-reflection that lead to “People don’t feel heard at all,” says Deana
litical spectrum, we’re seeing a renaissance of democ- thoughtful decisions or compromises. The pace of Rohlinger, a professor of sociology at Florida
racy,” says Dana Fisher, a sociologist at the University technological development, and therefore political State University. “’Til [our leaders] can figure out
of Maryland and author of the coming “American Re- churn, has made it impossible to stop and ask what the ways in which people they’re representing feel
sistance,” a book on Trump-era activism. “That’s got standards of our interactions with one another should empowered, we can expect a lot more interrup-
to be good.” be, much less set those standards. Which then leads to tions at dinner and confrontations in the eleva-
more shouting, less listening, and more division. tor.” 
But it’s a political culture that leaves little room

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One of the most satisfying moments in any spy They used malware tools with names such as“Game-
thriller is when the bad guy – the black-hat operative National Security Agency and its foreign partners. fish,” “Chopstick” and “X-tunnel.” They dumped their
who has been killing and tormenting his adversaries (Three of the Russians had also been named in July’s hacked information by sending direct messages on
– does something dumb and gets caught. That’s es- indictment of 12 GRU officers for meddling in the Twitter to 116 reporters and exchanging emails with
sentially what’s been happening recently with Russian 2016 U.S. presidential election.) 70 journalists.
President Vladimir Putin’s pet spy agency, the GRU.
Last week’s indictment is a treasure trove for spy For the past few years, the CIA, NSA and FBI have
What’s fascinating about the GRU revelations is mavens. One GRU hacking operation sought to sabo- watched as hackers and whistleblowers (perhaps with
that they seem to reflect an aggressive pushback af- tage the World Anti-Doping Agency’s effort to punish a helping hand from Moscow) revealed the agencies’
ter several years in which Putin (chiefly through the Russia for systematically drugging its Olympic ath- hacking techniques. For U.S. intelligence officials, re-
GRU) launched recklessly aggressive covert actions letes; a second, chilling GRU hack stole information venge is a dish best served cold.
against the West. from Westinghouse about advanced U.S. nuclear-
reactor technology. The most astonishing disclosure came from the
The West is retaliating (at least in part) with pub- Dutch, who caught four GRU officers red-handed in
lic information that blows GRU covers and operating A third targeted two investigations of the Novichok The Hague as they were hacking the headquarters
methods and, frankly, makes them look clumsy and nerve agent used in the Skripal hit, one by an interna- of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical
incompetent. tional chemical weapons group in The Hague and an- Weapons.
other by a chemical laboratory in Switzerland. These
These disclosures are the latest in a string of disas- were brazen operations, but they were also messy. As Dutch intelligence officers intervened, “the
ters for the GRU, a military spy service known for its conspirators abandoned their equipment,” includ-
panache and daring. Now, we should add sloppiness The dry pages of the indictment reveal tradecraft se- ing a backpack and other gear that revealed tech-
to that list of operational trademarks. The GRU’s spy- crets that could animate a half-dozen spy novels. The niques and a string of other operations, according to
craft occasionally looks closer to TV’s Maxwell Smart GRU operatives used spoof websites to “spearphish” the indictment. The Dutch even found a taxi receipt
than John le Carre’s vaunted fictional spymaster, Karla. victims into revealing login information (creating a showing that a member of the team had left the rear
“” site, with the misspelled entrance of the GRU headquarters in Moscow and
The latest exposé of the GRU’s not-so-secret tra- “q,” for example). They made payments in bitcoin and headed to the airport.
decraft came last Tuesday, when a British investiga- other cryptocurrencies. (Weren’t those supposed to
tive group shredded a layer of the lies surrounding be untraceable?) The implicit message in all of this: If you hit us, one
Russia’s attempt to poison former agent Sergei Skri- of the ways we will retaliate is by exposing your op-
pal in March. It was the equivalent of the tough guy in eratives, sources and methods.
the trench coat getting caught with his undershorts
around his ankles. There are other reprisals underway, but these pub-
lic disclosures undermine the GRU’s operational ca-
Bellingcat, as the group calls itself, presented pho- pabilities. And they must make the Russian spy ser-
tographic evidence showing that a suspect in the Skri- vice wonder: What else do the Americans and their
pal attack, who the Russians had claimed was a tourist allies know? If agent A is blown, then what about his
named Petrov who worked in the sports nutrition busi- colleagues B, C and D?
ness, is really a GRU doctor named Alexander Mishkin.
The CIA and its foreign allies don’t normally like to
Last month, Bellingcat had exposed another sus- divulge secrets like these, because they reveal how
pect, whose cover identity was Ruslan Boshirov, as much they know about their adversary.
GRU Col. Anatoliy Chepiga.
The revelations are a public warning to Pu-
The most detailed exposures of GRU tradecraft tin: Knock it off; you’re more vulnerable than you
came in a Justice Department indictment that was think. 
unsealed Oct. 4, in tandem with supporting state-
ments from Britain and the Netherlands. This article by David Ignatius first appeared in The
Washington Post. It does not necessarily reflect the
The indictment, which named seven GRU offi- views of Vero Beach 32963.
cers, included details about Russian spy operations
that could have been collected only by the CIA and

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o Cough and kidney failure)
Last time we began a discussion of the dif- o Fatigue
ference between the common cold and flu. o Fever (not everyone with the flu will LIFE-THREATENING COMPLICATIONS –
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and are not as severe as flu. If symptoms o Headache Two of the most serious complications of
last longer than a week or two – or if you o Runny or stuffy nose the flu include pneumonia and sepsis. Pneu-
start to feel like you are recovering and then o Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting monia is lung inflammation in which the air
suddenly get worse – see your primary care o Sore throat sacs fill with pus. Sepsis is a condition that
physician (PCP) or go to a walk-in/urgent SEEK HELP WITHIN 48 HOURS arises when the body’s response to infection
care center to find out if you have developed IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE THE FLU injures its own tissues and organs.
another infection. If your symptoms are severe, it’s important
to seek testing and treatment within the HOW LONG AM I CONTAGIOUS?
SECONDARY INFECTIONS first 48 hours. Antiviral medicines can be Symptoms of the flu start one to four days
Secondary infections like ear infections, prescribed to shorten the duration and se- after the virus enters your body. Most
bronchitis and pneumonia are common verity of illness. Not everyone needs to take healthy adults are contagious from a day be-
complications of both colds and flu. If you antiviral medicines; but those at high risk fore symptoms develop to five to seven days
develop a secondary infection, see a doctor can benefit from them significantly. after becoming sick. Children may pass the
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ILLNESS/FLU-RELATED DEATH? you may pass on the flu to someone else be-
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Unlike a cold, the flu hits full force. You may older, pregnant women and people with you are sick. Some people can be infected
feel fine when you go to bed but wake up certain chronic medical conditions, such with and spread the flu virus even if they
with fever, body aches and cough. The se- as chronic lung disease and heart disease never show any symptoms.
verity of symptoms is a major indicator that  Asthma sufferers
you have the flu, not a cold.  People with inflammation of the heart Stay tuned. Next time we’ll discuss diagnos-
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If the confirmation of Brett accountable branches.” has earned criticism even from Justice Ruth Bader
Kavanaugh to the Supreme In Kaplan’s telling, Roe Ginsburg, who is otherwise a great defender of abor-
Court – and the brutal Senate tion rights. Likewise, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s more
fight preceding it – raised fears radicalized Republicans recent opinion recognizing a constitutional right to
that the court may be sliding to- who began to view the same-sex marriage was faulted by scholars of both
ward alarming partisanship, Da- court as a political insti- parties who argued that he failed to make clear where
vid Kaplan has some news for us tution and the justices’ in the Constitution or case law he found the constitu-
all. The court, in his view, lost its seats as political prizes. tional right to “equal dignity” on which the marriage
legitimacy as an apolitical arbiter After Roe, the court be- right was based. Just as damning are Kaplan’s legal
of the nation’s most important came a forum for parti- critiques of recent decisions gutting Voting Rights Act
constitutional disputes long ago. san battles in the guise protections for minority voters (notwithstanding Con-
gress’s overwhelmingly bipartisan endorsement of the
In his book “The Most Danger- of constitutional law law) and anti-corruption laws regulating campaign
ous Branch,” Kaplan describes the questions. The justices finance (regulations that had also won bipartisan sup-
American system of government – selected through an port). In all of these cases, the justices struck down
as providing a distinctly limited increasingly partisan popular, democratically enacted laws not because the
role for the unelected members of confirmation process Constitution or the court’s prior cases required it but
the Supreme Court. The justices – were only too happy because, as Kaplan argues, the five justices in the bare
could properly weigh in to interpret to take on the cases. majority didn’t like what those laws did.
only rights made explicit in the text Kaplan explains that
of the Constitution, such as Fourth Yet the story Kaplan presents here – that a “run-
Amendment protections from un- the result is the kind of away court” has wrongly seized power from elected
reasonable searches and seizures. court we have today, legislatures and thereby “squandered its institutional
The court could also step in to pro- where justices decide capital” – is easier to argue than to prove. Even setting
tect the rights of minorities, for the politically fraught dis- aside his contested view of the court’s proper role, his
Constitution’s framers recognized putes along partisan attack on the Supreme Court’s recent behavior is hard
that the popular will could not al- ways be trusted lines on the basis of to credit on his own terms. Accepting, as Kaplan does,
to safeguard the basic rights of a disfavored group. And legal reasoning that amounts to that the court has some role to play in policing laws
the court could intervene to make sure that the crucial little more than political preference. that harm minority or disadvantaged populations,
processes of democracy, such as voting and elections, To build his case, Kaplan devotes the first half of the cases involving gay rights and even reproductive free-
were running smoothly. Beyond that, Kaplan main- book to illustrating the political theater of recent confir- doms seem quite plausibly within the proper realm of
tains, all other questions of public debate were to be mation hearings. He provides minor anecdotes intend- judicial concern. Likewise, cases on campaign finance
left to the rough and tumble of electoral politics. In key ed to reveal the healthy egos of the men and women and voting rights squarely address questions related
respects, Kaplan’s portrayal of the court’s role conflicts on the current court. Many of the stories of lunchtime to preserving democratic processes, an area that Ka-
with the view of many scholars of the court and the chats among the justices and their clerks are too slight plan also believes falls within the court’s purview. It
Constitution. to convey meaningful insights. Still, for a court where is certainly possible to criticize the outcomes in these
a figure like Justice Hugo “Ego” Black served for more cases and the logic of the opinions the justices pro-
Kaplan argues that the Supreme Court remained than three decades, it is not hard to believe that mod- duced. But those complaints are different from Ka-
within the limits he outlines, with few exceptions, for esty is an elusive trait. plan’s claim that the court acted in a constitutionally
much of its history, until its 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. The book’s latter half provides the bulk of Kaplan’s ar- illegitimate way in engaging the cases at all. 
In that case, Kaplan contends, the justices got fully into gument, focusing on a handful of the Supreme Court’s
the business of recognizing individual rights that are most controversial decisions since Roe – from Bush v. THE MOST DANGEROUS BRANCH
not explicitly listed in the Constitution, without logi- Gore to Citizens United – to show how the justices take
cally or persuasively explaining why the Constitution and rule on cases that they have, in Kaplan’s view, no INSIDE THE SUPREME COURT’S ASSAULT ON THE CONSTITUTION
should be read to protect a right to abortion. “Roe v. legitimate role in deciding, and on the basis of legal rea-
Wade … was an inflection point for the Court,” Kaplan soning that only barely masks partisan goals. BY DAVID A. KAPLAN | CROWN. 464 PP. $30
writes, “when the justices needlessly placed themselves The small set of high-profile 5-to-4 opinions Kaplan REVIEW BY DEBORAH PEARLSTEIN, THE WASHINGTON POST
in the middle of a matter best left to the democratically highlights are deserving targets. The ill-defined consti-
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The stock market has hit creasingly starved of re- velop a universal basic-income policy, force firms to
a record high, soaring past sources and hence less share their profits with employees by insisting that
26,000. Unemployment has accessible to younger performance-based compensation for executives be
fallen below 4 percent, to a 50- generations hoping to balanced with profit-sharing schemes for workers,
year low. All in all, an odd time match or exceed their equalize educational opportunity, increase compe-
to ask “Can American Capital- parents’ income. Over- tition in industry through more vigorous enforce-
ism Survive?” all the message is that ment of anti-trust law and, above all, reduce the role
of shareholder value in corporate governance. These
But that is the central ques- these different layers policies would, Pearlstein believes, create a new po-
tion posed by author Steven of social experience litical vocabulary, one conducive to a kinder and
Pearlstein, a distinguished eco- – from the highest more sustainable capitalism.
nomics journalist, winner of the reaches of the corpo-
Pulitzer Prize and thoughtful rate landscape to the As a diagnosis of the ills of “late capitalism,” this
critic of our times. His answer? ordinary lives and book delivers a trenchant critique of the ravages of
“Yes, but …” or maybe “Only educational pathways inequality and a passionate cry for greater balance.
if …” followed by a blistering of American families It is not clear to me that capitalism will fail to survive
critique of the excessive pay of these excesses. For those at the top, this form of capi-
corporate executives. With their – are shaped by an talism is just fine, and those at the bottom have so
average compensation now hun- American capitalism little power to right the wrongs Pearlstein chronicles
dreds of times that of ordinary that has completely that his solutions seem appealing but far from immi-
workers, a reward for boosting forgotten how to nent. Nonetheless, we need this voice to remind us of
short-term profits that redound dampen the impact what is at stake when seemingly anodyne legislation
to shareholders at the expense of of inequality. In- governing tax, pensions, and even where polls are
productivity (or even the survival stead, it is working located and how long they remain open is debated.
of some firms), the book argues Inside antiseptic language lie the mechanics of the
that we are reaching the edge of an overtime to amplify inequalities Pearlstein has brought to our attention
economic abyss. those gaps. in this powerful, idealistic book. 

Pearlstein’s chief complaint is not the workings of Why is this unsus- CAN AMERICAN CAPITALISM SURVIVE?
capitalism per se but the excesses of inequality that tainable? That is not entirely clear. At the end of this
characterize the particular form it has taken in the road are societies like Brazil or South Africa, where WHY GREED IS NOT GOOD, OPPORTUNITY IS NOT EQUAL,
United States. Indeed, the core question of his book the wealthy barricade themselves behind walls
is just how much inequality capitalism can really topped with jagged glass to thwart home invasions AND FAIRNESS WON’T MAKE US POOR
accommodate without bursting at the seams. The or travel with security guards to ward off carjackings.
speed with which the truly rich have been pulling The social costs of economic polarization will be- BY STEVEN PEARLSTEIN | ST. MARTIN’S. 244 PP. $27.99
away from the rest of the country has been acceler- come, or perhaps have already become, intolerable. REVIEW BY KATHERINE S. NEWMAN, THE WASHINGTON POST
ating since roughly the mid-1970s, when an oil em- But the signs of that intolerance are not yet at the apex
bargo shoved the world into a deep recession. That stage. True, teacher strikes have emerged in the red-
unfortunate moment ended a prolonged period of dest of red states, while
shared prosperity that had persisted since the end of unexpected progressive
World War II. victories emerged in the
Massachusetts and Flor-
In its place, the United States saw rising rates of ida Democratic prima-
income inequality. This disparity was driven not so ries. For those looking
much by the hidden hand of the market but, as Paul for an opening to thwart
Pierson and Jacob Hacker showed in “Winner-Take- Trumpian extremism,
All Politics,” by overt policies that favored the top 1 there has been some
percent, who benefited from a variety of engineered good news.
policy changes, from sharply tilted tax reforms to
government-sanctioned “shareholder capitalism” to But powerful signs of
constraints on union organizing and a frozen mini- popular revolt do not
mum wage. Pearlstein ties galloping inequality to this appear very often. In-
form of capitalism, in which executive compensation stead, we encounter
is linked to stock performance. Corporate captains, extremist efforts to re-
fearful of hostile takeovers, have been incentivized to tract health insurance
cut workers’ wages by busting unions, and by migrat- from people who are
ing assembly lines to low-wage regions of the coun- struggling, the denial
try and then to Mexico or China. Unholy increases of government support
in their own pay and stock portfolios have followed. for the poor, continued
agitation to build a wall
Several seemingly unrelated forms of inequality and deport legal immi-
reinforced the increasing “stickiness” of social im- grants, and the list goes
mobility. For instance, where or to whom a young on.
man or woman was born began to dictate more and
more sharply where he or she ended up. Pearlstein Pearlstein argues
relies on the work of economists such as Princeton’s that the right response
Alan Krueger, whose “Great Gatsby Curve” shows that to galloping inequality
those born poor are increasingly likely to be stuck is a resurrection of po-
at the bottom of the class structure and that those litical guardrails against
born rich remain in their elevated perches. For extra monied interests and a
measure, Pearlstein calls upon the research of Har- return to robust forms
vard economist Raj Chetty and his Brown University of income redistribu-
colleague, John Friedman, to show that some very tion. Under the heading
important institutions, including low-cost public “A Better Capitalism,”
universities, have made enormous strides in promot- he argues that we must
ing intergenerational mobility. However, they are in- overturn Citizens Unit-
ed through a constitu-
tional amendment, de-

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Bonz’s Irish eyes smile at funny puppy Big Red

Hi Dog Buddies! “I really missed were smilin’ an I was smiling.’ I can’t
wait to go back.”
This week I innerviewed a totally my litter, and all
joyful, frenly Irish Setter puppy, Red “Any special pals?”
Simpson, who’s full of fun an smiles. that fluffy-ness. “Oh, woof, yes! My total best fren is
Even though he’s just a sprout, 10 a liddle human, Kenzie, she’s my cuzz-
months old, he’s 65 pounds, an taller So Mom and Dad in. She’s 5. She visited for her birthday
than me. He hasn’t quite grown into an we had the Best Time. She READ to
his legs, but already runs like one of had this soft red me. Mostly Garfield. He’s a Cat. I never
those thoroughbred horses. He still met a real one. I did meet a landcrab
acts like a sprout, though. rug and a fluffy once. I barked an barked. But I didn’t
touch it. I mean, have you SEEN those
Red had sent me a woof-mail, invit- Welcome Bear big, grabby things? They could bite my
ing me for a visit, an right away I knew nose off!
it’d be a fun innerview. He wrote, “My for when I ar- “My other human fren’s Sharina,
name is Red, I bed you can’t guess she’s my trainer. My pooch pals are
why,” an included a picksure of him rived.” Dillon, a Yellow Lab; Apollo, a Ca-
with his litter Mom: two bee-ooti-ful tahoula; and my Pooch BFF Abby, a
pooches, with the sunshine reflectin’ “Aww, that Black Lab.”
off their dazzlin’ red coats. “Any special toys?”
Red. was so nice!” He picked up a soggy yellow some-
Soon as we knocked, the door thing. “Thith wub!”
opened an there he was, waggin’ and PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE “Before I Then he petooied it. It was a stuffed
wigglin’ an jumpin.’ He had long feath- Imogie. He left an returned carryin’
ery-fluffy tail an legs, anna red collar “Absolutely.” learned The a soggy white something else with
an leash. Looked like a movie star. “OK, so, guess what? I’m duh-sended boogly eyes.
from a Movie Star.” Rools, I sorta “Thith wubs by FABEbrud!”
“Hi, Mr. Bonzo! It’s ME, RED! I’m SO “No Woof? Who?” Petooey!
ex-CITED! I kept running to the door “His ackshull name was Red Aye crunched stuff. It was a big stuffed flea. I woof you
all morning! Come’on in. I’m tryin’ to Scraps, but everybody called him just not! A stuffed flea with boogly eyes
ruh-member my MAN-ers.” Scraps. He starred in that Walt Disney Like the remote. An shoes. But only wearin’ a T-shirt that said “Bite Me.”
movie ‘Big Red,’ 392 years ago in 1962. I was laughin’ pretty much all the way
While he was rememberin,’ he He played Big Red himSELF. He was a one from each pair. That seems fair, home, just thinkin’ about happy Red,
grabbed his leash and did a few laps CHAMP-yun, an he even won a special the 65-pound lap puppy. An thinkin’ if
around the table. dog Oscar. Isn’t that so Cool Kibbles?” right? I also usta swipe hankies, sox an I got a statement T-shirt like his stuffed
“Totally! I gotta say, Red, you look flea had, mine’d probly read, “Where’s
“Oh! I know.” He petooied the leash. like a movie star yourself. Where are golf gloves and put ’em in the yard. The the Bread?” Just sayin.’ 
“We’re s’pose to do that wag thingy. you from?”
Right?” “Really, Mr. Bonzo? Thanks! I was Mom an Dad’d run around gatherin’ The Bonz
born in Alabama, there were eight of
“Yep, Red, you got it right. The Wag- us. Our pooch Dad was Guinness Big ’em back up. They didn’t like that game Don’t Be Shy
an-Sniff.” Irish, he was really SOMEthin.’ Mom
an Dad went up to look at all of us. We as much as me, tho. We are always looking for pets with
After that, Red innerduced his Mom had different color ribbons to tell us interesting stories.
an Dad, Tim an Nelva. Just like any apart. Mom an Dad wanted the big- “Now I got stuff figured out. I get
frenly puppy would, Red plopped him- gest, the red ribbon pupster. But he To set up an interview, email
self into my assistant’s lap for some was taken, so they picked the next big- beach leash walks, an I gotta big fenced [email protected].
snuggles, then jumped off and an re- gest: Thank Lassie! It was ME! Plus,
settled in his Dad’s lap, long legs dan- I had a green ribbon which was more backyard to gallup in. I relax in the grass
gling an his Dad mostly hidden. Irish. Just to be sure, I laid my head on
Dad’s lap an gave him The Puppy Look. next to Dad’s chair. It’s called Bonding.
“I get to talk about me, right Mr. No human can resist that. Also, I gen-
Bonzo?” tly grabbed his finger with my liddle Oooo, an Mom an Dad took me to see
puppy teeth an held on so he wouldn’t
“Right, Red.” accidently forget me.” the Clydesdales, the gi-normous horses
“Oh, goody. Can I start now?” “That should work. How’d you ad-
just?” that pull that fancy wagon fulla beer an

have fluffy feet, cuz I’ve always wanted

to meet the Famous Clydesdales’ Dal-

matian, Brewer. THAT was exciting.

“To keep us siblings from missin’

each other an getting’ all droopy, we

have a Facebook page: me, Rafi, Clo-

ver, Reagan, Tiger, Malley, Penny, Katie

an our humans. We Keep In Touch an

we’re gonna try to ackshully get togeth-

er, too.”

“Pawsome Dog Biscuits!”

“One time, at the Dog Park, I was

sayin’ hello to this nice human, an he

asked Mom if I could come visit him

an his frens. So we DID. They live in a

big house called a nursing home. It was

great. They said, ‘Hey, there’s Red!’ I

got to meet lotsa nice humans, an they

were really happy to see me, too. They

Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 18, 2018 41


Q 10 3 J9854 —
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist K Q 10 9 7 3 2 A6 85
J4 A32 Q 10 9 7 6
Jean Cocteau, a French novelist, playwright, artist and filmmaker who died in 1963, said, 2 J74 K Q 10 9 8
“Mirrors would do well to reflect a little more before sending back images.”
That is subtly clever. At the bridge table, hands with mirror distribution have the same AK762
number of cards in each of the four suits. For declarer, they are usually bad news because J4
there is no way to take a discard or score a ruff until the mirror is broken. K85
In this week’s deal, South had to overcome not only mirror distribution but also a bad
trump break. How did he make four spades after West led the heart king? Dealer: West; Vulnerable: East-West

West almost led his singleton, but rightly decided that since he probably had a natural The Bidding:
trump trick, he did not need to work for a ruff.
When the dummy came down, declarer noticed that the mirror distribution seemed 3 Spades 3 Hearts Pass Pass
to leave him with four unavoidable losers: one heart, one diamond and two clubs. Pass 4 Spades All Pass LEAD:
Then matters got worse. After winning the first trick with dummy’s heart ace, South K Hearts
led the spade jack (tempting East to cover if he had all three missing trumps) and was
unpleasantly surprised to see East throw a club (playing black on black).

Now declarer had only one chance: To find West with 3-7-2-1 distribution. South drew
two rounds of trumps, took his minor-suit winners, then led the heart jack. West won,
cashed the spade queen and, perforce, played a heart. Declarer discarded a diamond
from dummy and a club from hand. Then, on the next heart, he ruffed on the board and
pitched his last club. He crossruffed the last three tricks and lost only two hearts and one
spade. Well envisioned.

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1 Excessive publicity (4) 2 Freshness and vitality (12)
4 Mess (around) (6) 3 Impose (7)
7 Greek letters, N (3) 4 Religious chant (5)
9 Expert (4) 5 Individual teacher (5)
10 Lawyer (8) 6 White heron (5)
11 Nocturnal bird (3) 8 Reduction in inhabitants (12)
12 Burn slightly (4) 14 Thespian (5)
13 Endurance test (8) 15 Rear part (3)
16 Holding irrational beliefs (13) 17 Not processed (3)
19 Inconvenient (8) 18 Whole number (7)
23 Hard wood (4) 20 Aquatic mammal (5)
24 Sheep (3) 21 Consent (5)
25 Arcane (8) 22 Decompose (5)
26 Method of moving (4)
The Telegraph 27 Feeling of wonder (3)
28 Blood vessel (6)
29 Harangue (4)

How to do Sudoku:

Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
and three-by-three

The Telegraph

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ACROSS 92 Wellsian travel medium sneezing The Washington Post
1 Common Latin abbr. 95 “You said it, brother!” 56 Springsteen’s birthplace
4 Egyptian VIP’s first name 97 Reverberate twice
9 Lamprey 99 “What am ___ do?” 58 Chassis
12 Joyce Carol 100 Old music note 60 JFK’s marital successor
or Warren 101 Skater Sonja 61 Foreign: prefix
17 Greek letter 103 Lower regions 62 Jiggly dessert
18 SUGAR 104 GATOR 64 Like sushi
21 Dozer’s eye action 108 Give ___ whirl 67 The Steelers, e.g.
22 ORANGE 69 Popular cookie
24 RNA sugar 110 BLUEBONNET 70 Cradled
26 ___ trombone 111 Catch (a crook) 74 Fungus with a spacy name
27 Toe total 112 Silver money once used in 76 Atomic energy
28 ___ long way (last) org., once
29 Land a role (in) China 77 Nickel, for one
30 Sudden wallop 113 Author Deighton 78 Eyeball
31 Car ornament site 114 “___ the loneliest number” 79 Don Juan’s dollar
32 Wall, in Alsace 115 “___ you still here?” 80 Jacuzzi relatives
33 Employer of Columbo and 81 “Oh, excuse me!”
DOWN 83 Conk out
Hunter: abbr. 1 Do a human thing 84 No serf, he
34 Holiday meat 2 You 86 Cheat (sheet)
35 Ghost-to-ghost call? 3 PEACH
37 Once more 4 Bank robbery 87 Tristram Shandy author
39 First fall guy? 5 Heraldic border 93 ___ France
6 T-shirt size choices: abbr. (former province)
40 COTTON 7 Foul-smelling 94 BLT spread
45 The ’eftiest Cartwright 8 “___ else fails ...” 95 H ___ Block
46 Huge amount of medicine 9 Oklahoma city 96 Take a wrong route
48 Clothes: slang 10 Kovacs’s Adams 97 Sleigh controls
49 Stuck in ___ 11 Island garland 98 Fencing sword
51 Continue, as a subscription 12 ___ ed Euridice (Gluck 101 Nest, e.g.
52 Ticket receipt 102 Verve
53 Words on an Uncle Sam opera) 103 Twice CCLIII, plus one
13 Blake of Gunsmoke 105 Tic-___-toe
poster 14 President pro ___ 106 Super Bowling league?
57 Baseball honorees, briefly 15 Mysterious things 107 Earth treasure
58 ___ hasty retreat 16 Gateway Arch city 109 Stovepipe sporter
59 White jackets
60 Of an X or Y line 18 Tango minimums BOWL GAMES By Merl Reagle
62 Singer Mitchell 19 Give off
63 Cheerless 20 Concerning
65 “Aw, dat’s a ___ hooey!” 23 Knitter’s material
66 Scheduled anew, 25 LIBERTY
in headlinese 29 Explosion sound
68 “Out of the question!” 30 Jack in Chinatown
70 Wild bunch, ca. 400 A.D. 31 ___ polloi
71 Crazily 34 Holds
72 In ___ (lined up) 35 Famed huffer
73 Really wide shoe size and puffer
75 Actress Patricia 36 Go-aheads
76 Son of 39 Across
77 Sudden taste of winter 38 ROSE
40 Car rescues
80 Sot’s sound 41 Within reach
82 FIESTA 42 Clumsy oaf
85 Tee cry 43 European who gets rich in
86 Honors your invitation
88 The rocks India
89 Type of tickler 44 Latch on to
90 Salamanders 47 Vacate a DC-10
91 Part of ERA: abbr. 50 Lacking definition?
52 Legislator: abbr.
53 “Now ___ me down to sleep”
54 SUN
55 The Fred that Edison filmed

The Telegraph

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She wants mom in the delivery room. Is that a problem?

BY CAROLYN HAX – Enough of a “Bulldog”: The only thing that had be wise to think and talk about this without hold-
Washington Post me reaching for a feminist grenade (I keep them ing back, drawing from all relevant information
on my desk, next to the bonbons) was your stupid about their own strengths and weaknesses and the
Hi, Carolyn: aside about feminist grenades. Come on. Every- strengths and weaknesses of the potential birth at-
So, I’m a guy with a serious girl- thing else about your letter says you’re better than tendant – and come to the decision that suits them
friend. No children, but it’s been that. best as long as it comports with relevant hospital
talked about – after marriage, policy. The bearer of the child gets the tiebreaker
which has also been talked about. A bit shaky on history, though. Women across vote; you’re right about that part for sure.
Mid-30s. time have gone through labor with the support of
And my girlfriend told me her preference is to have other women. So yes, it is “a thing.” It’s also possible for a woman to find her mother/
her mom in the delivery room with me when the sister/mother-in-law/friend useful or comforting
time comes. That doesn’t mean it has to be your and your without snubbing the partner in the room; medi-
Let’s just say, I’m mid-processing how I feel about maybe-someday-wife’s thing. Each couple would cal staff are already there, right? It’s a team effort re-
this. On one hand, my girlfriend would be the one gardless. Labors can be long, and their demands on
doing all the work. So, whatever makes her comfort- a support team extensive. One is the hand-holder,
able. And her mom and I get along. Hey, anything say, and one is the fetcher of things.
that spares me a headache I should be on board
with, right? Her mom can also be in the room for the hours of
But, my gut tells me this is a moment I would want labor – the support marathon – and step out for the
to be just the two of us. Also, one reason my girlfriend sprint of the actual birth, to preserve that moment
wants her mom in the room is because she doesn’t for you.
feel I would be enough of a “bulldog” (which she says
in most other situations is a good thing). I’m biased, There is just no one answer that’s “right” – except
but I’m confident in my ability to step up and proac- for you both to be honest with each other and with
tively advocate for my girlfriend mid-chaos. yourselves, and for you both to feel heard and re-
Now I’m making this some sort of litmus test. If she spected.
doesn’t trust me in the delivery room, then what does
that say about us? Is it really a thing that grandmas So don’t brush off the “bulldog” thing, or even
are in the delivery room (said ducking for cover from postpone it till gestation time. That’s your real issue
feminist grenades)? Any help would be appreciated. here: What does this say about “us” (including joint
– Enough of a “Bulldog”
It’s the right question to pose to her, and answer
for yourself by observing day-to-day life. See what
she says about your role in your lives together, then
let actions confirm what she means. 


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Bladder cancer: ‘Crummy disease’ common but beatable

BY TOM LLOYD have seen more bladder cancer in the
Staff Writer last five months here than I did prac-
ticing in an urban hospital in Dallas
Bladder cancer, says the Mayo [Texas] probably in the last 15 years.”
Clinic, “is one of the most common
cancers, affecting approximately Orlando’s Florida Hospital adds that
68,000 adults in the United States the most jarring sign of bladder cancer
each year,” and apparently it’s even (technically called urothelial carcino-
more common here in Vero Beach. ma or transitional cell carcinoma) is
hard to miss: blood in the urine.
As Indian River Medical Center urol-
ogist Dr. Carrington Mason puts it, “I That, along with anemia, high
blood pressure, frequent and pain-

Dr. Carrington Mason.


ful urination, and persistent fatigue when bladder cancer is highly treat-
are among the signs the American able.”
Cancer Society says should send you
scurrying to your physician. That said, Mayo points out that
even early-stage bladder cancers fre-
That’s actually a good thing in the quently recur so, typically, patients
eyes of the Mayo Clinic. It says “about tend to need follow-up tests for years
seven out of every 10 bladder cancers after initial treatment and those
diagnosed start out at an early stage treatments are no walk in the park.

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As Mason puts it, “I always tell ‘... seven out of every 10 bladder where a small, 6-inch segment of in-
people it’s not Disney World, but the cancers diagnosed start out at an testine is disconnected from the in-
ride’s a little shorter.” early stage when bladder cancer is testinal segment. And we attach the
kidneys to this, and then bring the
A type of rigid tube called a resec- highly treatable.’ end of it up to the skin where a bag
toscope is placed into the bladder will collect the urine on the skin.”
through the urethra (in men, that’s – Mayo Clinic
through the penis). The resectoscope Mason sums up by simply call-
has a camera and a wire loop at its ing bladder cancer “a crummy dis-
end and is used to remove any abnor- ease” and urges anyone with any of
mal-looking tissue. the above symptoms to immediately
seek medical help.
“So, typically,” Mason continues,
“what we’ll do is we’ll look in the Dr. Carrington Mason is with the
bladder, we’ll identify a tumor, and Indian River Medical Center. His office
then we go do an outpatient proce- is at 3450 11th Court, Suite 303. The
dure called a transurethral resection phone number is 772-794-9771. 
of a bladder tumor, where, with the
patient asleep, we go in and scrape
down the tumor and send it off to the
pathologist. And we’re looking main-
ly for two things. One is the level of
aggressiveness of the bladder cancer,
and then No. 2 is the depth of pene-
tration through the bladder wall.

“Those two bits of information
give us much of the guidance as to
what sort of therapeutic options we
have. For many patients who have a
low-grade superficial tumor, we’ll
just look in the bladder every three
months to six months to a year.”

Shockingly, Mason says there are
even cases when your physician
might treat your bladder cancer by
giving you tuberculosis – sort of.

“If you have a more aggressive tu-
mor,” says Mason, “we may use …
BCG [which is] an inactivated tuber-
culosis that creates an immune re-
sponse within the bladder so that the
recurrence of tumor is significantly

Not scary enough? The Mayo Clinic
adds “any remaining cancer may be
treated by fulguration or burning the
base of the tumor while looking at it
with the cystoscope or by using a high-
energy laser through the cystoscope.”

And the root cause for all this scrap-
ing and burning? Mason and the
American Cancer Society point the
finger squarely at cigarette smoking.

Even if the patient quit smoking
years ago, residual toxins that have
built up inside the bladder can still
trigger this disease and – aside from
death – the worst possible result from
all those Marlboros might be need-
ing a radical cystectomy or the total
removal of the bladder.

Surgery to remove the bladder (and
any lymph nodes or nearby organs
that contain cancer) is incredibly
complex; in men, nearby organs that
are likely to be removed are the pros-
tate and the seminal vesicles, while
in women it’s the uterus, the ovaries
and part of the vagina.

Moreover, when the bladder is re-
moved, another way for urine to leave
the body must be created. As Mason
explains, “the most common thing is,
we create what’s called an ileal loop,

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Queasy does it: Causes and cures for motion sickness

BY FRED CICETTI eyes see the unmoving walls of your and next to a window. Face forward. patch or in oral form.
Columnist cabin. If you are susceptible to motion Minimize head movement. There are other treatments for mo-
sickness, this below-deck scenario is al- Avoid strong odors and spicy or
Q. What causes motion sickness? most guaranteed to make you look for a tion sickness that may benefit some
porthole to get rid of your last meal. greasy foods immediately before and people, but they have not been proven
Many people – including me – suf- during your travel. Don’t overeat. to be consistently effective. High levels
fer nausea when traveling by boat, car How about the example of reading of ginger have helped some. There’s an
or airplane. It also happens on rides in in the car? Well, your body is picking Don’t smoke or sit near smokers. acupuncture point of the wrist that pro-
amusement parks and playgrounds. up all kinds of cues that you’re in mo- Before your travel begins, take vides relief of nausea during pregnancy
The symptoms of motion sickness are tion, but your eyes see only the un- motion sickness medicine recom- and after chemotherapy, but there is
caused by conflicting messages arriv- moving pages of your book. mended by your physician. There are contradictory evidence about its effec-
ing at the central nervous system. over-the-counter drugs. There is also tiveness in treating motion sickness. 
Here are some tips to avoid motion prescription medicine in an adhesive
Different parts of your body let your sickness:
brain know where you are and what
you’re doing. The inner ears let you Always ride where your eyes will see
know if you’re turning, or moving for- the same motion that your body sens-
ward-backward, side-to-side and up- es. For example, sit in the front seat of
and-down. The eyes also monitor the the car and look out the windshield to
directions of motion and where the distant scenery; don’t stare at the rap-
body is in space, such as upside down. idly passing telephone poles outside
Skin pressure receptors tell you what the passenger window. I prefer driving
part of the body is touching the ground. so I am forced to look straight ahead.
The muscle and joint sensory receptors
tell what parts of the body are moving. If you’re on a boat, go up on deck
and watch the horizon. Request a
If all the signals tell the same story, cabin in the forward or middle of the
there are no problems. However, sup- ship, or on the upper deck.
pose you’re below deck in a heaving sea.
Your body is getting information that On an airplane, sit by the window
the boat is moving violently. But your and look outside. Also, choose a seat
over the wings where there is the least
motion. Direct the air vent at your face.

On a train, take a seat near the front

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Supermodel recalls when no one cared if you gained a few pounds

Patti: Today Patti: 1977

BY ROBIN GIVHAN good bone structure. She eventually the supermodel Amazons of
The Washington Post graduated to Vogue, to iconic Calvin the 1980s. Her face, her body
Klein advertisements and ultimately, and her demeanor helped de-
Patti Hansen began her storied ca- the pages of pop-culture history. fine the idealized beauty of
reer in the pages of Glamour magazine the 1970s, an era of realism in
when she was just a teenage model – a Discovered at a Staten Island hot dog fashion – or at least as realistic
freckled-face blonde with long legs and stand, she came to fashion after the as fashion would deign to get
waifish Twiggy of the 1960s and before for a very long time.

“I started my career at 120
pounds and immediately
went up to 130,” she recalls.
“Photographers were always
calling up [my agent] and say-
ing, ‘Is Patti fat or skinny right
now?’ ” But her career never
suffered for it. “They’d sort of
giggle at it, the weight thing,”
she says. Editors would
squeeze her into clothes and
get on with the shoot. And
the fact was, she really wasn’t
that much larger than most
of the models with whom she
worked. The size 00 manne-
quin had not yet taken over
the industry.

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