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11/02/2017 ISSUE 43


Cameras rolling. P6 Athlete advocate. P26 History for the holiday

Video surveillance slated for Proper treatment is the name
beachside Hightower Park. of the game for sports doctor.

Dress-up is a ‘Timeline’-honored
tradition at Montessori. PAGE 10


Schools, teachers at impasse on pay hikes

Founder’s Day, 1964. STORY BY JAN WESNER CHILDS CORRESPONDENT non-binding mediation in the est performing teachers. That individual performance.
hopes of coming to a resolu- includes the across-the-board Those numbers have the
Satellite Beach: Brevard Public Schools and tion. 1.5 percent increase the school
60 years young the union that represents the board has already said is its Brevard Federation of Teachers
– and thriving county’s approximately 5,000 The school district is tout- “best and final offer,” as well as calling foul.
teachers remain at an impasse ing raises of up to 4.1 percent annual state bonuses based on
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER over salaries and are headed to next year for the district’s high- “It’s really disheartening that
[email protected]

$200K upgrade
for popular park
called ‘win-win’

the incorporation of the [email protected]
City of Satellite Beach, to
be held Nov. 4, marks the Users of Oars and Pad-
amazing transition of a for- dles Park in Indian Harbour
mer uninhabited palmetto Beach are applauding nearly
barrier island to a thriving, $200,000 in improvements re-
nearly-built-out residential cently approved by the county
beachside community with Tourist Development Council .
a strong and growing self-
identity. The improvements are the
result of a series of meetings
Since incorporation in with neighbors earlier this year
1957, the Founder’s Day seeking more efficient – and
event has taken on special less noisy – use of the park, its
pier and canal.
The $199,495 will fund an

Improvements at Oars and Paddles Park will include the addition of a new pier and 60 more parking spaces. PHOTO: RYAN CLAPPER CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

WEED WHACKED: POT SHOPS BANNED ON BARRIER ISLAND County may try to salvage ‘green’
if golf course hits financial rough
STORY BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER marijuana dispensaries, or fact that 70.8 percent of Bre-
[email protected] enacted a moratorium while vard County voters favored STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER the picturesque course just
challenges to the new state legalizing medical marijua- [email protected] south of the Melbourne Beach
The six local elected laws shake out – despite the na on last November’s ballot. town limits, golfers can see
boards and councils with Local golfers don’t want the Indian River on one side
jurisdiction over Bre- The statewide vote Spessard Holland Golf Course and, with a little craning of the
vard’s south barrier on Amendment 2 was messed with, or privatized. neck, the ocean on the other
island from the Se- 71.3 percent in favor, And they definitely don’t want side. Few courses in Florida
bastian Inlet to the well over the 60 percent it shut down.
Pineda Causeway have required supermajor- CONTINUED ON PAGE 7
all either banned the ity. The legislature still From the putting green at
operation of medical

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TEACHER RAISES sentative for Indialantic Elementary the state average of $47,858. Median SATELLITE BEACH ANNIVERSARY
and a sixth-grade teacher, told board income for teachers nationwide is
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 members those stories were not un- about $54,000. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
they would consider a state bonus and Colucci points to the five counties significance and has helped raise mon-
intermingle that with a raise offer,” “They come to us with their con- adjacent to Brevard – Indian River, ey for charities (about $8,500 annually)
union vice president Anthony Colucci cerns, their tears, their frustration with Volusia, Osceola, Seminole and Or- through the participation and leader-
said. “What’s coming from the state is the school board,” Olinger ship shown by the Satellite BeachWom-
a bonus. It’s not being added into our said. ange – for compari- en’s Club and its later establishment of
salaries.” son. He said Brevard a related “marketplace” this year with
She added: “Teachers used to rank highest in 90 vendors, said longtime member Dee
BPS spokesperson Matt Reed said vote, and we will remem- teacher pay among the Anderson. “It started out as an event
in a recent written statement that, ber what you did to us this six counties. Numbers held in August and it was just too hot
under the combined 1.5 percent pay year.” from the Florida De- so we moved it to November and put it
raise and state bonuses, about 90 partment of Education, in conjunction with marketplace. Now,
percent of Brevard’s teachers would Reed conceded that the however, show that people look forward to it and it’s a huge
receive an annual average raise of pay increases are nominal. Brevard ranked fourth draw,’’ she said.
$775 and a bonus next year of $1,200. among them in teacher
Those numbers apply to teachers “The modest sal- pay last year. Compared to older Brevard cities, the
rated “highly effective” on their eval- ary raise in the proposal history of Satellite Beach is relatively
uations. represents a difficult Teacher pay through- short but significant in its parallel with
compromise in a school out Florida varied the U.S. Space Program, which at the
Most of the rest of the county’s district where teach- last year from about time was centered largely at nearby
educators – those rated “effective” – ers, administrators and $34,000 a year in rural Patrick Air Force Base, according to the
would see an average raise of $631 school board members Holmes County in the town’s former official historian John
and a state bonus of $800. all generally believe that Florida Panhandle to Fergus, who has written extensively on
educators should earn almost $57,000 in Mon- the subject.
Several teachers who spoke at the more,” he wrote. “Al- roe County, which encompasses the
school board’s most recent meeting though this year’s proposed 1.5 per- Florida Keys. As late as April 1951, there was no
became emotional as they recount- cent raise would be BPS’ fifth in a The next step in the impasse is a development in the five miles between
ed the financial hardships of their row, the Consumer Price Index for the hearing before a special magistrate, Canova Beach, on the eastern end of
teaching careers. The teachers said Southeastern United States increased who will then issue a recommenda- Eau Gallie Boulevard, and Patrick Air
they often work longer hours than 2.5 percent for 2016-2017.” tion to the school board. The magis- Force Base. Building residences on
required, but struggle to make ends trate’s recommendation is not bind- the roughly 5,000 properties on that
meet for their families. Many spoke Last year’s salary increase was 1.3 ing. Colucci said the hearing could section of the barrier island was later
of potentially leaving their jobs, or percent. The highest raise in recent happen later this month or in De- made possible by construction of State
friends that already have. years was 5.1 percent in 2016. cember.  Road A1A by Joe Wickham, a local na-
tive who was a developer and active in
Michelle Olinger, the union repre- Average teacher pay in Brevard Brevard County government. Wickham
County is $47,723 a year, just below also was instrumental in dredging the
mosquito control canal (now called the
Program Expo will educate you about school choice Grand Canal) between 1954 and 1958
to fill a mosquito-breeding mangrove
Want to learn more about school find the right niche for your child’s The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 swamp on the western shore of the
choice and open enrollment in Bre- passion and interest,” according to p.m. at the Educational Services Fa- barrier island along the Banana River,
vard County? Stephanie Archer, BPS assistant su- cilities offices, 2700 Judge Fran Ja- according to city history.
perintendent of equity, innovation mieson Way in Viera.
Brevard Public Schools will hold and choice. “At first it was way out in the Boonies
a Program Expo Saturday featuring Saturday is also the opening date and all there was were palmettos --
information on the district’s myriad Archer said all the district’s vari- to start applying for school choice that’s how rural this place was. From
public school options, including ca- ous choice programs will have a and open enrollment. The applica- 1951 to 1957 there was almost a perfect
reer academies, special academic table with a display and other in- tion deadlines vary according to example of exponential growth and
programs and magnet schools. formation. Some will have students program. later it became a bedroom community
on hand to talk about their experi- for the space program. It was sort of
All students and parents are in- ences, while others will showcase More information is available upscale at the time with a requirement
vited to attend. projects or particular classes. from the BPS Office of Equity, Inno- for the homes to be built with block,’’
vation and Choice.  Fergus said.
“It’s an exploratory opportunity to


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Early developers were building the special demographic. As engineers of the culture,’’ Fergus said. The event will have a “Let’s go to the
community in which they wanted to live and technicians they were used to The Satellite Beach Annual Founders Hop” theme. The parade will start at 11
and that attitude helped attract a unique problem solving. a.m. from the Delaura Middle School
group that remains today, he said. Day and Marketplace, featuring more parking lot off Jackson Avenue and wind
“Self-reliance, as you see in some of than 100 craft and specialty vendors, through Satellite Beach streets before
“Folks that were asked to move here the city’s sustainability efforts today, is will be held Nov. 4 at the DRS Commu- ending up at the DRS Community Cen-
were educated, intelligent and repre- part of the ethics here and it’s carried nity Center, 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite ter, 1089 S. Patrick Dr., Satellite Beach. 
sented a set of families who had a very the city through all these years. It’s part Beach. Admission is free.

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POT DISPENSARIES 1 vote, with Mary Jo Kilcullen opposed  Indian Harbour Beach City Coun- OARS AND PADDLES PARK
to the prohibition. cil on Oct. 10 voted unanimously to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ban medical marijuana dispensaries CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
 Brevard County Commissioners in their city rather than continue to
needed to approve enabling legislation approved on first reading Oct. 10 a leave a moratorium in place until Jan- additional pier, repairs to the existing
detailing the nuts and bolts of how this moratorium on establishing dispen- uary 2018. Indian Harbour Beach City pier, installation of pilings, gangways
new enterprise would be regulated. saries. It comes up for a second read- Councilman Gene Newberry noted and railings, and an additional 60 park-
The technical term for the dispensa- ing Oct. 24. The ordinance sunsets on that about 70 percent of the Indian ing spaces, all of which should help al-
ries is a Medical Marijuana Treatment either the last day of the 2018 regular Harbour Beach voters approved the leviate the situation, which prompted
Center, or MMTC. session of the legislature or the enact- measure but added that other cities in 17 speakers at the March 14 Indian
ment of an ordinance regulating dis- Brevard would have dispensaries. Also Harbour Beach City Council meeting.
After Amendment 2 passed, munici- pensaries, whichever comes first. voting for the ban was Mayor David
pal officials were advised to delineate Panicola, Deputy Mayor Scott Nickle The 4.7-acre park, taken over from
specific areas where MMTCs could  Melbourne City Council adopt- and council members Jim Nolan Sr. the county last year by Indian Har-
operate by tweaking their zoning regu- ed an ordinance on Oct. 10 that also and Frank Guertin. bour Beach, is an important public
lations. But Florida House and Sen- banned medical marijuana dispen- access point to one of the world’s best
ate members in a June special session saries within the city limits includ- Law enforcement officers – sheriffs winter flat-water training areas – the
passed a compromise bill with a baf- ing beachside, according to Cheryl A. and police chiefs local leaders know Indian River, Banana River and Grand
fling amendment that leaves local gov- Dean, city planning manager. and trust – have urged the elected of- Canal – and is used by the 120-mem-
ernments hamstrung with regard to ficials to ban these treatment centers, ber Space Coast Crew and other crew
regulating the location of the dispen-  Satellite Beach City Council on saying it makes their job of fighting teams, dragon boat paddlers, Stand
saries. A town, city or county can either Feb. 1 unanimously approved an or- drugs and drug dealers even tougher Up Paddlers, kayakers and canoeists.
ban them entirely within its borders, dinance establishing a nine-month if there’s legal pot being sold in town.
or allow them anywhere a licensed moratorium on medical marijuana The proposal for improvements
pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens could dispensaries, directing staff to develop The local regulation dilemma has using TDC funding came about af-
operate. The law pre-empts the regu- proposed land development regula- been so confusing and so hotly debat- ter sometimes heated discussions
lation of the MMTCs to the state. tions. The council was scheduled to ed that the Florida Bar Journal pub- between City Manager Mark Ryan,
reconsider the matter this week. May- lished an article in the local and gov- Space Coast Crew, Space Coast Drag-
Here’s how your local elected boards or Frank Catino, Vice Mayor Steve Os- ernment law section of its November on Boat Club and representatives
voted on the issue: mer and City Council members Mark 2017 issue about the sticky position from the Harbour Isles Homeowners
Drimer, Mindy Gibson and Domi- elected officials now find themselves Association. The park is increasingly
 Melbourne Beach voted 4-1 to nick Montanaro, commented that in, tasked with carrying out the will of busy during winter months, prompt-
prohibit marijuana dispensaries on the moratorium “would provide the their constituents while also protect- ing complaints of noise in the canals,
June 21, with Wyatt Hoover the dis- time needed to see what parameters ing neighborhoods and business dis- overuse and parking problems, mak-
senting vote. In this case it involved re- the Legislature will set to ensure that tricts from the perceived ill. ing for traffic within the park and on
pealing a prior decision to permit such changes made by the city would be in local roadways.
dispensaries. compliance with the state,’’ according “This area of the law, regulation of
to meeting minutes. medical marijuana, is entirely new. ”We certainly want to be as good
 Indialantic voted to prohibit mari- The Florida Legislature’s attempts to neighbors as possible and these im-
juana dispensaries on Sept. 13 by a 4 to establish some sort of regulation is provements should enhance what
laudable. However, the government the neighbors experience,’’ said Rick
closest to the people is most equipped Baney, head coach for Space Coast
to address the health, safety, and gen- Crew.
eral welfare of its constituents. For that
reason, Senate Bill 8-A’s preemption, The club, and all other users, will
as codified in F.S. §381.986(11) (2017), now have twice the amount of dock
is a gigantic step in the wrong direc- space for launching and taking ves-
tion,” columnists Patricia D. Smith and
Andrew P. Lannon wrote. PHOTO: RYAN CLAPPER

The medical marijuana permit- sels out of the water, which should
ted by the 2016 referendum can be improve the efficiency of the park and
high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) keep boats from having to stage in the
which is the psychoactive compo- canal while trying to keep the crew
nent of the cannabis plant. Patients members quiet, he said.
with cancer or other chronic illnesses
seeking relief who do not have time to The expanded parking lot will es-
wait for lawyers to fight this one out pecially help during weekends when
can still get the low-THC or zero-THC many of the cars are there for people
cannabis products known as “Char- to run or bike on nearby Tropical Trail
lotte’s Web” that have been legal since on Merritt Island, he said.
passage of the 2014 Compassionate
Use of Low-THC Cannabis Act, ei- Baney also noted that the park has
ther with a prescription or from area improved since being taken over from
health food stores and smoke shops the county in 2016 with the addition
carrying CBD oil and edibles contain- of sidewalks and the use of temporary
ing therapeutic cannabinoids. These kayak racks for the elite paddlers who
compounds, which deliver medicinal spend winters in training.
benefits of the hemp plant without
the “high,” have been used to treat The TDC will give final approval of
patients with seizures, chronic pain, each project package including the
rheumatoid arthritis and other seri-
ous conditions.

Staff Writers Bill Sokolic and George
White contributed to this report. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 2, 2017 5


Oars and Paddles improvements be- they’ll have to come back to us with a Palm Bay Nature Center and Camp- ty TDC recognized the value of the
fore funds are disbursed, said TDC project that is shovel ready,’’ he said. ground ($1.7 million), Cape Canaveral park,” said Beth Gitlin, captain and
Chairman Jim Ridenour. Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Museum, founder of Heart and Soul Dragon
The project must be started within ($500,000), Titusville Multi-Use Sports Boat Team. “It’s a win-win situation
“That whole project is huge because two years, or else the funding approval Arena ($7 million) and Viera Regional for the TDC to improve the park to be
(paddling/rowing) is a growing area for would be withdrawn. Sports Complex ($5 million). able to handle the use” by so many
tourism in Brevard County. We’re care- groups of paddlers. 
ful about what we give the money to so Other projects also receiving initial “We’re super pleased that the coun-
approval for TDC funding include:

6 Thursday, November 2, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly



PHOTO: RYAN CLAPPER STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER video surveillance more than 10 years cil on Oct. 18 approved the $40,000
[email protected] ago, but that system malfunctioned purchase, which will piggyback onto
within just a few months, said Satellite an Osceola contract to expedite the
Once again, Hightower Park in Sat- Beach Police Chief Jeff Pearson. transaction. The new system will in-
ellite Beach will soon be under the clude eight high-resolution cameras
watchful eye of video surveillance – “We have wanted a video system in with storage capability intended to
this time a real-time feed to dispatch- that park for years, but the quality was “support the protection of life and
ers and at times even patrol cars – to just not there and it was a nightmare. property” at the key recreational of-
add a new level of safety to the loca- After that, they economy went into fering.
tion where a brutal sexual assault oc- the downturn and we didn’t have the
curred earlier this year. money to do it,” he said. The cameras will monitor the High-
tower Beach access, parking lot, en-
The park had a pilot program for The Satellite Beach City Coun- trance, exit, exterior of the restroom
building and two main pavilions,
which will have new, 180-degree
panoramic cameras. The real-time
streaming camera system will have
low-light and facial-recognition ca-
pabilities. Challenges include how to
combat salt spray on lenses and cor-
rosion of metal components.

Video from each camera in the sys-
tem will be recorded and maintained
for at least two weeks so that law en-
forcement personnel will be able to
go back and view an incident that was
reported after the fact, Chief Pearson

Had a video surveillance system
been up and running, it may have
led investigators to a suspect in the
sexual assault case sooner by being
able to get the license plate number of
the suspect. However, Pearson said it
would not have replaced the solid po-
lice work from that point on, includ-
ing a DNA match, that led to the later
arrest of Winter Haven resident Harry
Page, 37, a registered sexual predator.

Page, who is being held in Brevard
County Jail, faces charges of attempt-
ed murder, aggravated sexual battery,
burglary of an occupied vehicle, ag-
gravated battery, robbery and false
imprisonment. A docket sounding on
the case is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the
Moore Justice Center in Viera.

Patrol cars with laptops will be able
to log on to the new system for real-
time video feed, but the cameras will
not be monitored 24/7 and will mostly
be used for evidence after the fact,
Pearson said.

Satellite Beach City Manager Court-
ney Barker said the city has sought
video surveillance at its beachside
parks and other public facilities for
years, including a sizeable allocation
earmarked each year in the city bud-
get under capital improvement proj-

Next up for high-resolution camera
systems is Pelican Beach Park, possi-
bly followed by the city skate park/dog
park complex, she said.

“We know that just having the cam-
eras there will serve as a deterrent’’ to
crime, Baker said. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 2, 2017 7


SPESSARD HOLLAND GOLF playing the front nine last Friday and many a day. “I also participate in a lot remain a park of some type clouds the
relaxing in the snack bar adjacent to of women’s tournaments,” Myers testi- decision.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the pro shop. fied before the commission on Oct. 24.
“There are a lot of women golfers. Lot Jeff Fern of Grant has other ideas. A
can match such a view. But according The two men turned in respectable of high school students, too.” frequent golfer at Spessard Holland,
to a study done for the county commis- scores: 35 for Neubauer and 41 for Fern told the commission he’d like to
sion by a South Beaches consultant, Heath. They planned to tackle the back Commissioners voted 3 to 1 to table help save the course. “There are solu-
the view may not be enough to keep nine on the short par-67 Arnold Palm- the discussion for 60 days, with John tions,” he said.
the county-owned course attracting er-designed links Saturday. Tobia voting to take immediate action
the golfers necessary to keep from los- to get out of the golf course business. “I think the consultant did an awe-
ing money. “This is a beautiful course,” Neubau- “I did not know we are losing money,” some job. He gave the worst-case sce-
er said said Tobia, whose district includes nario. The county can come out whole
The 2018 budget projections in the Spessard Holland. “Our recreational and not lose $500,000. There’s a win-
report by Greg Christovich, of Chris- Said Heath, “I agree this is a special parks are losing money but they do not win deal. I could buy all three. But the
tovich & Associates, show an operat- place.” have competition.” last thing do is convert it into a for-
ing loss of $537,000 without any capital profit situation. Golf is not dying. But
improvements for Spessard Holland The decline at the county courses When it comes to Spessard Holland, you need to get young people involved.
and two county courses, The Habitat in reflects what’s happening nationwide. a deed restriction requiring the land to Offer free golf.” 
Grant-Valkaria, and The Savannahs on Christovich said the number of golfers
Merritt Island. in the U.S. has declined by nearly 24 JUST LISTED IN THE CLOISTERS!
percent since 2003, and over 5 percent
In his report, Christovich said “the in the last two years alone. Courses Building Confidence Through Relationships
capital investment required to up- have closed at a rate of close to 200 per
grade these courses, coupled with the year. On top of that, Brevard County 321.890.9911 321.729.6000
downside risk of decreasing demand has 25 public-access golf courses in-
for golf, are prohibitive to any future side its borders. Neubauer and Heath
stability, even for Spessard Holland. We acknowledged there was no wait time
would suggest marketing the interest to play the front nine last Friday de- THE HOUSING MARKET IS MOVING FAST - DON’T GET LEFT BEHIND.
in the courses at a price of somewhere spite a sunny, pleasant day.
between $1.25 and $1.5 million, as-is, BUYING OR SELLING
where-is, all cash and a closing prior to Spessard Holland, named after a WE’LL GET YOU WERE YOU NEED TO GO.
year-end.” 1940s Florida governor and war hero,
has seen a faster decline in rounds 397 SOUTHAMPTON DR. • INDIALANTIC, FL 32903
According to Christovich, Spessard played than the other two, from 47,371
Holland has the highest market value in fiscal year 2010 to 34,819 in fiscal
of the three course in terms of a sale year 2017, with a further decline pre-
to a private entity or individual. “The dicted in the coming year. Still, the
golf course is in relatively good con- report said those who live beachside
dition, is in a decent location and in a don’t like to go over the bridge if they
balanced competitive marketplace. It don’t have too, and the perception is
maintains a reasonably stable market that Aquarina is too far south on A1A.
share, an established brand, and loyal “That said, the market is extremely
following. Spessard Holland has the price sensitive and the Spessard Hol-
highest number of annual pass holders land clientele – mainly senior retired –
and discount cardholders of the three.” are bargain-shoppers.”

With average annual revenues of Revenue at Spessard Holland ex-
$925,000 – $1.1 million when including ceeded expenses from 2011 to 2016, a
food and beverage – the course should claim the other two courses could not
fetch in the $850,000 range. make. But Christovich predicted that
would not be the case this year.
Mark Neubauer and Kirk Heath
hope the course stays open. It’s one In an interview last week, golfer Gail
of their favorites if for no other reason Myers of South Beaches brought out
than it’s close to their winter homes in an essential element not part of most
the South Beaches. “We play here at other county-owned activities: “I pay
least once a week,” Neubauer said after to play and I play quite a bit.”

Myers chooses Spessard Holland on

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‘Timeline’ honored tradition

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At Montessori, dress-up’s a ‘Timeline’ honored tradition

[email protected] bour Montessori for 21 years and
Timeline has been going on since be-
In a holiday season known for silly fore I started,” said Sabrina Bethur-
and scary costumes, one beachside um, who teaches the combined fifth
school has made a tradition of meld- and sixth grades.
ing kids’ love of dress-up with their
natural curiosity of the world. “They do research on a person
of their choosing who has made a
Indian Harbour Beach Montessori positive contribution to the world
has presented its Historical Timeline in some way. They learn how to do a
program since well before any of the report, find out facts and then dress
students in the private preschool and like their character and present their
elementary were even born.

character for the whole school com- was a national leader. She helped Afri-
munity and their families,” she said can-American people get their rights
afterward. and she helped them escape slavery.”

Holding a placard with a significant As Neil Armstrong, Emery Frie-
year in the life of their character, the del, 6, nearly stole the show in his
kids marched into the gym to Nikolai space suit with a Styrofoam cooler
Rimsky-Korsakov’s solemn “Proces- strapped to his back like a life-sup-
sion of the Nobles.” With what looks port system. The Melbourne Beach
like a lot of practice under their belts, first-grader has become fascinated
the first- through sixth-grade ver- with space since moving to Florida
sions of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, two years ago from North Carolina.
Jacques Cousteau, Buzz Aldrin, Tay-
lor Swift (yes), Julius Caesar and 54 Friedel’s favorite detail? “He was
more took their seats in the middle of the first one to walk on the moon.”
the gym. Will he ever? “No! Well, I might. I re-
ally want to be a diver,” he said.
School Administrator Denise John-
son welcomed families, explained Marley Laughlin, 11, of Rockledge
the program to all and, importantly, had one reason she wanted to pres-
held the microphone as each student ent 15th century French heroine
presented his or her character. Joan of Arc: “God gave her a vision.”

Bailey Smith, 12, of Suntree has Brothers Noah and Ethan Marku-
been an influential African-Ameri- lin of Cocoa Beach chose more per-
can in each of her years at Montessori. sonal characters. Noah, 8, dressed in
She has previously immersed herself a flight suit, gave a short history of
in the lives of the first female African- his uncle, physician and World War
American astronaut, Mae Jemison; II pilot Gino Narboni.
the first female African-American
secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, Ethan, 6, enlightened the crowd
and the first African-American first about Tyler Toney, one of the found-
lady, Michelle Obama. ers of the YouTube sports entertain-
ment group Dude Perfect. Why him?
Smith explains this year’s choice “I really like YouTube. We want to
of abolitionist Harriet Tubman: “She watch it every day but we can’t,” he
said with a glance at his dad. 


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Giving props: Designers deserve ‘Spamalot’ of credit

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT Mark Papson, Kim Welborn and Dusty Ray. Pat Carlson and Kim Welborn.
[email protected]
Go to the theater and take a look at
the program. There, beyond the ti- to the United States where she be-
tle, you’ll notice the setting and the came fascinated with historic cos-
scene list. On the following page is tuming.
usually the cast list. Continue flip-
ping and you’ll see page after page Welborn majored in fashion de-
of those who don’t take a bow, but sign in college but put it all on the
are just as integral to the show as back burner while raising and
the actor. homeschooling her four children.
She got involved again when her
Indeed, designers creating cos- daughter was selected to perform in
tumes and lights, and prop masters a renaissance dance company and,
insuring the actor has a sword when of course, Welborn just had to vol-
the script calls for it, are key to any unteer her help.
show. But especially for “Monty Py-
thon’s Spamalot,” the raucous musi- That led Welborn to the job of
cal poking elbows in the side of the costume designer for “Horn in the
Arthurian Legend. It opens Friday at West,” the famous North Carolina
Surfside Playhouse in Cocoa Beach. outdoor drama. Many outdoor pag-

“In this show in particular, light-
ing, costume and props have got to
stay true to the aesthetic created
by ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus,’”
said director Bryan Bergeron. “They
have to look as though the show is
being performed on a Vegas stage.”

So Bergeron turned to a trio of
designers with professional back-
grounds in their fields: lighting
designer Dusty Ray, props master
Mark Papson and costume designer
Kim Welborn.

Charged with dressing the dozen
performers in a bevy of costumes
from King Arthur and knights to
plague victims and chorines, Wel-
born has created 17 sets of costumes.

While this is no small task, Wel-
born has a deep background in cos-
tume design and currently design
costumes for Orlando Opera. Grow-
ing up in the Middle East, Europe
and Asia gave her “great exposure to
culture of all kinds,” she said.

Welborn started designing cos-
tumes during high school in Bang-
kok. Soon after, her family returned

eants later, she found herself com- idea when it led her to be a finalist
missioned to make costumes for the in the 2012 Oxford University Global
New York Metropolitan Opera. Entrepreneurship Competition.

She’s currently working on a fair- But all this background and
trade clothing company project achievement didn’t prepare Wel-
which she plans to launch next year. born for the biggest challenge she
She was greatly encouraged in that experienced with “Spamalot” –

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That led to working be closer to family. “I got there and lo and behold, I’m
on Broadway for “A Life at Surfside is a bit more simple able to shed some light on props,”
he said. “We’re small. It’s been very
Funny Thing Hap- than dealing with “continuity” in nice. Coming from where I worked
pened on the Way filming or supplying food on a “hot for so many years, you get to become
to the Forum” set” – a frequent occurrence in “The egocentric. This has taken me down
Big Bang Theory.” to right size.”
with Nathan
Lane and “The “A food scene is a little more “Monty Python’s Spamalot” opens
Tempest” with tricky,” he said. “They’ll do it five Friday, Nov. 3 and runs through Nov.
Patrick Stewart. or six times. That means you have 19 at Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp
He designed to have five or six pies or five or six Road (5th Street South), Cocoa Beach.
fresh turkeys … The extras, basically Tickets are $25 general and $22 se-
lights for the the crew takes a little of it. The cast niors, military and students. Call
off-Broadway doesn’t. The rest usually went to my 321-783-3127 or visit SurfsidePlayers.
production of house. Those are the little perks.” com. 
“Never Tell,”
which earned Papson joined Surfside because
him a nomi- his wife volunteered him.
nation for the
Hurricane Irma, New York In-
which bit a chunk out of novative The-
prep time.
“Some pieces I could prepare for in atre Award
advance,” she said. “I purchased fabric for Light
for the knights in New York in August.” Design.
But most of the work had to wait He’s also
until the cast could assemble, and
that was delayed one week. You don’t worked at the
know the size of a costume until you iconic Goodspeed Opera
know who’s going to be filling it. House in Connecticut as well as at
“This is a huge show under the best Radio City Music Hall.
of circumstances,” she said. “But put- Ray returned to Melbourne in
ting together this many costumes in 1990 and worked with Bergeron and
four weeks has been crazy. Our volun- at Satellite High School. He current-
teers really stepped up … Everything ly is the lighting director for Calvary
is about this show is a hack.” Chapel of Melbourne.
The Lady of the Lake’s costume in- Put this all together, though, and
cludes a 1950s prom gown and plas- he still took a breath before tackling
tic sheeting; knights’ armor uses “Spamalot.”
baseball gear and EVA foam (the “The biggest challenge with this
material used in interlocking exer- one is the sheer scope of the show,”
cise mats); and the Knights of Ni get Ray said. “Large cast, many loca-
spray foam for their antlers. tions. Surfside is an older theater, in
The funniest part of her experi- terms of dimmers and equipment.
ence costuming “Spamalot” was in- Funny, actually many of the lights
structing her crew of lady volunteers I’m using today I used 20 years ago.”
in the “proper direction for the cod- Typically, musicals will use a kind
pieces to point.” of light called a follow spot that
While lighting designer Dusty Ray lights up a performer as he or she
may not have quite the same ribald sings and moves across the stage.
funniest experience, he did get a Ray’s hack here was to program
kick out of Bergeron asking him to moving lights to lead the actor.
create a “very expensive forest” with “Tricky to program, but should
just lights. look great,” he said. “It’s pretty
“OK, we can do that,” Ray said. much non-stop with very little ac-
Indeed. If you need lights to create tual blackouts between scenes. The
something like that, then Ray is the concept is to use colors and gobos (a
person to ask. cut-out pattern used to create tex-
After getting a BFA in theatrical tured light) to create different loca-
lighting and set design from Florida tions as seamlessly as possible and
State University’s nationally recog- to give the musical numbers a lot of
nized theater department, the Bre- rich color.”
vard native moved to New York City Like the other two, prop master
and joined the famed Public Theatre, Mark Papson has a rich professional
where he worked on lights for the or- background in his field.
ganization’s Shakespeare in the Park. A quiet man who does not like to
talk about himself, he eventually
gave up that he worked on props on
variety shows including the Dean
Martin and Flip Wilson shows and
multiple TV sit-coms including
“Seinfeld,” “Growing Pains” and
“Boy Meets World.” He was assistant
properties master on “Big Bang The-
ory” before moving from the Holly-
wood, Calif., area to Cocoa Beach to

14 Thursday, November 2, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly


Coming Up: Music makers unite for ‘Home of the Brave’

(aka “The Lady of Tradi-

tion”) and her bluegrass

band, Carolina Road, will

take the stage at Faith City

Church, to bring you an

evening of true, tradition-

al bluegrass music. Caro-

lina Road’s performance,

according to a show pro-

mo, is a traditional sound

with a fresh approach,

Artistic Director and Conductor including “invigorating ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot.’
Aaron T. Collins. instrumentals, smooth
blending vocals, and all

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER the energy that you can Playhouse in Cocoa

[email protected] stand!” In 2015, Jordan and her band Beach. With the

1 With Veterans Day approach- collected a trio of trophies from the stage adaptation of
ing, the Space Coast Symphony International Bluegrass Music As-
the hugely success-

Orchestra will host an evening of sociation Awards event: Female Tra- ful comedy film

powerful, patriotic music – “Home ditional Vocalist of the Year for Jor- “Monty Python and

of the Brave” – a concert of celebra- dan; Song of the Year for the band’s the Holy Grail,” the

tion honoring the men and wom- “That’s Kentucky”; and Banjo Player popular commu-

en who have served in the United of the Year for band member Ben nity theatre brings

States Armed Forces. More than 250 Greene. Jordan is currently mentor- us the perfect anti-

musicians will participate in the ing 17-year-old banjo prodigy Gar- dote to all our post-

free event, which takes place this rett Newton, who’s already grabbed hurricane stress

Sunday, and combines the talents of the attention of the bluegrass world (and any other

instrumentalists and vocalists from with his freshman album “Young free-floating nega-

the SCSO, the Melbourne Com- Heart, Old Soul.” This young ris- tivity). “Spamalot,”

munity Orchestra, the Indialantic ing star will be joining the band on of course, is the

Chamber Singers, the Melbourne stage in Titusville. Tickets are $21. mega-hit parody of

Municipal Band, the Brevard Cho- Music starts at 7 p.m. the classic King Ar-

rale, the Quartet Movement, the thur legend, popu-

Space Coast Highlanders and the 3 The hysterical, way-off-the- lated with not only
Swingtime Jazz Band. Space Coast wall, three-time Tony-winning
the requisite King

Symphony Orchestra Artistic Direc- musical, “Monty Python’s Spama- Arthur, knights in

tor and Conductor Aaron T. Collins lot,” opens Friday at the Surfside shining armor and

is excited about this oppor- beauteous ladies

tunity to showcase “eight of the court, but

incredible performing arts tossed into the me-

organizations in one eve- dieval mix a bunch

ning to show our gratitude of new, zany char-

to those who have served acters and crazy

our nation with distinc- situations. Believe

tion.” “Home of the Brave” me, you won’t be

will take place at the Scott able to get away John Cleese.
with tittering deli-
Center for the Performing

Arts at Holy Trinity Epis- cately into your

copal Academy in north hanky: This is a belly-laugh show. ridiculous variety, please. His Face-

Melbourne. Suggested Director Bryan Bergeron leads a cast book page states: “John Cleese is a

donation is $20. Proceeds of 22. Show times are Fridays and tall person who likes lemurs, coffee

support the Wounded War- Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at and wine. He’s also been known to

rior Project. Although the 2 p.m. through Nov. 19. Tickets are write and act a bit.” On Wednesday,

concert is free, you’ll need $25 for adults; $22 for seniors, mem- Cleese plans to talk about his life

a ticket. Call toll free, 855- bers of the military and students. and career, and he says you “just

252-7276. You are encour- may finally find out the air-speed of

aged to wear red, white 4 Take full advantage of all the an unladen swallow, ” a topic about
Monty Python you can get. which fans of Monty Python will be
and blue. The concert be-

gins at 7:30 p.m. Prepare to laugh until you fall over familiar. Speaking of – before Cleese

in a heap when comedy legend John takes the stage, the audience will get

2 Lovers of the blue- Cleese comes to the King Center to watch, in its entirety, the afore-
grass genre will want
this Sunday for what is billed as, mentioned and hilarious “Monty

to be in Titusville come and will no doubt be, a truly unfor- Python and the Holy Grail.” Unless

Saturday. From their home gettable evening of zany, hysterical you don’t like to laugh, don’t miss

state of North Carolina, conversation and audience Q&A. your chance to see true “comedy

in the heart of Bluegrass Lorraine Jordan. Cleese has politely requested that royalty” live on stage. Tickets start

country, Lorraine Jordan questions be only of the absurd and at $56. Curtain is 7 p.m. 

16 Thursday, November 2, 2017 THE MELBOURNE Barrier Island Newsweekly



The Museum of the Bible, a massive new insti- modest: “The museum has fence posts – limits. It lace than with saving souls. All the museum asks is:
tution opening later this month just south of the doesn’t overtly say the Bible is good – that the Bible Just try reading the Bible.
Mall in Washington, DC, is just as notable for what is true,” said Steve Green, the Hobby Lobby chief
it includes – vivid walk-through re-creations of the executive and chair of the museum. “That’s not its The museum, which will be among the largest
ancient world, one of the world’s largest private col- role. Its role is to present facts and let people make in a city chock-full of museums, presents broad,
lections of Torahs, a motion ride that sprays water their own decisions.” sometimes abstract concepts about the Bible, com-
at you, a garden of biblical plants – as for what it municated through cutting-edge technology and
leaves out. Much has changed in the years since the Greens immersive experiences.
began building the museum. Their company be-
The $500 million museum, chaired and largely came a byword not just for craft supplies but also Children’s arcade games about “courage.” A sen-
funded by the conservative Christian family that for a battle in the Supreme Court against all forms sory room with images of animals, minor-key music
owns Hobby Lobby, doesn’t say a word about the of mandatory contraception coverage for employ- and creaking boat sounds meant to evoke the “cha-
Bible’s views on sexuality or contraception. The ees. os” on board Noah’s Ark (a marked contrast from
museum doesn’t encourage visitors to take the Bi- the Ark Encounter recently opened in Kentucky,
ble literally or to believe that the Bible has only one The family’s lightning-fast acquisition of troves of which presents a life-size literal vision of Genesis).
correct form. And on floor after gleaming floor of historic artifacts wound up in federal court, landing And many, many examples of the Bible’s effect on
exhibitions, there is very little Jesus. them a $3 million fine for trafficking in thousands things as diverse as calendar systems, fashion and
of smuggled goods. And Washington changed, too language – most presented without overt judgment
This isn’t the evangelism that the billionaire – from a capital where white evangelical Christians on whether that influence was good or bad.
Green family first promised a decade ago when felt they were under attack to one where the man
they set out to build a museum dedicated to Scrip- evangelicals voted for in overwhelming numbers, The point, staff members say, is simply to engage
ture. At the time, the museum’s mission statement President Trump, is shaking up the halls of power an America that is losing its connection with the
promised to “bring to life the living word of God . . . just blocks from the new museum. Bible.
to inspire confidence in the absolute authority” of
the Bible, the book at the institution’s center. In this new moment in America, the museum “Our goal isn’t to give answers but to arouse cu-
that is set to open Nov. 17 has a simpler message for riosity,” said Seth Pollinger, a biblical scholar who
The approach today, while still viewed with the nation, a pitch that seems to have more to do is the director of the 430,000-square-foot museum’s
skepticism by some scholars, appears to be more with capturing the attention of a distracted popu- content.

The nonprofit museum’s projects also include a

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high school Bible curriculum that organizers hope INSIGHT COVER STORY terpretation but also more context about the devel-
will be used in schools around the world and a re- opment of the rabbinical Talmud.
search arm that invites scholars to study Green’s
massive collection of artifacts. Admission to the The team dodged a host of modern-day contro-
museum will be free. versial topics by ending its tapestry that illustrates
U.S. history in 1963 with the Rev. Martin Luther
Mark Noll, one of the country’s most prominent King’s “I Have a Dream” speech (rich in Bible vers-
experts on American Christian history, served as an es).
adviser. He compared the Museum of the Bible to
the Newseum, another huge private museum. Housed in a former design center at Fourth and D
streets SW, the museum is built to awe from the first
“Obviously the museum is there to make people moment visitors pass through two 40-foot, 2.5-ton
think better or think kindly about the effects of bronze doors showing the text of Genesis 1 – back-
Scripture in U.S. history,” he said. “But I did think ward, in Latin. The feeling inside is just as soaring,
they were trying to be as nonpartisan as they could.” with much of the interior made of imported Jerusa-
lem stone.
Some remain skeptical that the museum’s view-
point will be neutral. Steven Friesen, an officer at The museum could quickly become a popular
the Society of Biblical Literature, the largest asso- draw for evangelical families – about one-quarter
ciation of biblical scholars, said there is debate in of the U.S. population – for whom the Bible is daily
the academic community about whether to do re- reading in many homes. In a 2014 Pew Research
search involving the Greens’ collection. He would Center poll, 45 percent of Americans said they
advise fellow scholars to steer clear. seldom or never read Scripture, but 63 percent of
evangelicals said they read it at least once a week.
Friesen hasn’t seen the museum, but he believes
from reading the website that its materials subtly Some conservative evangelicals might be frus-
promote a singular version of Scripture; indeed, the trated with parts of the museum, both in what is
museum mostly omits discussion about how the and isn’t there. This museum doesn’t try to prove
Bible was compiled and which religious traditions the historical veracity of the Bible or argue that
believe which disputed books belong in the Bible. Earth is about 6,000 years old, as the Creation Mu-
seum in Kentucky does.
Museum staffers say the place for discussing is-
sues such as sexuality and abortion, which aren’t It devotes a display to the Virgin Mary, a biblical
mentioned in the exhibits, might be at events figure who evangelicals say has been elevated too
hosted at the museum; Friesen thinks those events highly by Catholics. “Some people are going to walk
are meant to draw in influential people to hear the up and say, ‘That’s not the Bible,’ ” Pollinger said
Greens’ opinions on the culture wars. about the historic paintings in the museum that
depict Mary as a saint.
“My guess is that they’ve worked very hard at cov-
ering what they would like to do, trying to hide the Jesus is also curiously not central to the muse-
agenda that is behind the museum,” he said, defin- um’s presentation of the biblical story. Visitors walk
ing that agenda as the promotion of their deep faith through a multiroom saga of the Old Testament,
in the literal truth of the Bible. and they can visit a re-creation of a 1st-century vil-
lage in Galilee where actors will tell them what the
The Bible has shaped cultures from Africa to Asia, villagers think of this controversial preacher Jesus.
Muslim to Mormon. But the 20-member leadership They can watch a movie about John the Baptist. But
of the museum is almost entirely white, male and the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection is al-
evangelical. most absent.

Grant Wacker, an expert on Christian history, said The museum opens at a moment of fierce con-
that he declined an invitation to join the leadership flicts about religion – from Trump’s comments
team because he was asked to sign a statement of about athletes kneeling during the national anthem,
faith. Wacker said he considers himself an evangeli- to the battle between conservative religious rights
cal Christian but that the statement went too far for and LGBT rights, to a host of other sensitive issues.
him. Pollinger said many advisers to the museum were
motivated by a desire to soothe the supercharged
“It stressed, shall we say, factual accuracy [of the climate around religion in American public life.
Bible] more than I could endorse,” he said.
“Rather than fragment into greater hostility, this
Instead, he agreed to be one of the many schol- is a time to find out how we can work for the good,”
ars from diverse religious traditions to weigh in on Pollinger said. “This is a time to . . . find out how we
drafts of some of the museum displays. The leader- can learn from difference.”
ship team sought input repeatedly during the three-
year construction process from experts from Prot- The question for the museum and its small army
estant, Catholic, Jewish and secular backgrounds. of diverse advisers will be how well the stated goal
of being nonsectarian can be balanced with the his-
Pollinger said that originally, the museum tory of the museum’s leadership.
planned to discuss historical evidence that dem-
onstrates proof of the stories in the Bible. Eventu- Mark DeMoss, a museum board member and
ally, the team decided to drop that idea; instead, prominent evangelical public relations executive,
the historical section documents the Bible’s spread said people just need to get in the door and see for
across the world, and it even shows the Bible’s roots themselves.
in other ancient cultures, opening the door to the
suggestion that biblical stories predate Judaism “I know no one person or two or three people
and Christianity. are responsible for the story of how the Bible is be-
ing told in this museum. It’s the product of dozens
When the leaders sought input from African and dozens of people from a wide range of back-
American scholars, they revised their panel on the grounds,” he said.
importance of the biblical Exodus story, spirituals
and black churches in fortifying the African Ameri- “The fact that it is as broad and ecumenical and
can community during and after slavery. nonsectarian as it is, I think there will be criticism
from the religious left and the religious right –
With the input of Jewish scholars, they added which would mean to me that we probably got it
lines to the script of a film to be shown at the mu- just about right.” 
seum so it includes not just Protestant biblical in-


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ed Joan Blondell: “White Heat” (famous for Cagney’s “The Great Train Robbery.” Midway
catchphrase “Made it, Ma! Top of the through, the contraption broke down,
“She could sing, world!”) and “Psycho,” both centered and 11-year-old Jack grabbed the floor
on a son’s perverse love for his mom. to sing “Sweet Adeline.” As depicted
she could dance, There he goes summing up the War- by Thomson, it’s a fraught moment.
ner brothers’ affinity for gangster Already Jack is displaying “all the en-
she could handle a movies: “The humble upstart who ergy of a natural showoff reluctant to
seizes power was a very winning fan- be subdued by the order and anxiety
joke.” James Cag- tasy – it matched the ascent of people of his family.” Half-a-century later,
like the Warners, who had gained so- Jack will stay in character by staging a
ney, who made cial heights without education, class coup that leaves him in sole charge of
privilege, or old family money, and Warner Bros.
seven movies with without abandoning the aura of east-
ern European Jewry.” There were to be other, better pro-
Blondell, said he jectors; the first talkie; box-office
After rating “To Have and Have triumphs; best-picture Oscars; and
would have mar- Not” “a masterpiece,” Thomson adds contract disputes, notably with Bette
this kicker: “While Warner Bros. was Davis and Olivia de Havilland. Be-
ried her if he wasn’t happy to make very good, entertain- sides those gangster pix, the studio
ing films, it had not the least interest specialized in backstage musicals
already hitched. in masterpieces.” He is even fonder and gritty melodramas, recurring to a
of “The Big Sleep,” made a year later homegrown theme that transcended
Thomson calls (1946) by the same director, Howard genres: an “obsession with sibling ri-
Hawks, collaborating with the same valry and pals who become enemies.”
her “the one girl sexily bantering leads, Humphrey
Bogart and Lauren Bacall, to pro- Thomson acknowledges that in
who liked Jack duce what Thomson calls “114 min- the studio’s salad days – the 1930s
utes of splendor.” Speaking of Bogie, and ’40s – the Warners’ output was
Warner,” the Thomson puts his finger on one of outclassed by foreign films such as
the features that make “Casablan- Jean Renoir’s “Rules of the Game”
youngest brother ca” such a treat: “Rick likes nearly and domestic ones such as “The Shop
everyone.” Around the Corner” (Metro-Gold-
but also the domi- wyn-Mayer), “His Girl Friday” (Co-
The standard biographical ap- lumbia) and “Citizen Kane” (RKO).
nant one. When proach may not be Thomson’s main But he contends that “you risk misun-
concern, but he doesn’t neglect it en- derstanding America in those same
Jack screened a tirely. The family name was originally years if you don’t take into account
Wonsal or perhaps Wonskolasor, and ‘I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang,’
1933 movie called they hailed from a village 50 miles ‘Gold Diggers of 1933,’ ‘The Adven-
north of Warsaw. The paterfamilias, a tures of Robin Hood,’ ‘The Letter’ and
“Convention City,” shoemaker, came ahead to Baltimore ‘Casablanca.’”
in 1888; a year later, he was joined by
he was appalled his wife and several of their children. David Thomson is an immigrant,
The four brothers were Harry, Abe, too, born in England. You risk misun-
by how much of Sam and Jack (the only one born in derstanding America if you don’t read
the New World). There were also sev- him on the movies. 
Blondell it bared. eral sisters, who stay in soft focus.
“I believe in show- The Warners, as they restyled them- The Making of an American Movie Studio
selves, were living in Youngstown,
ing [actresses’] Ohio, around 1903 when Sam bought By David Thomson
a kinetoscope, “a primitive movie Yale University Press. 220 pp. $25
forms,” he wrote projector, made by Thomas Edison.”
The clan gathered for a showing of Review by Dennis Drabelle
to the film’s pro- The Washington Post

ducer, “but, for

Lord’s sake, don’t

let those bulbs stick

out.” Blondell her-

self admitted that

“Convention City”

I can imagine only one thing more was “the raunchi-
pleasurable than reading this book:
writing it. est thing there ever has been.” Alas,

The fun started, I suspect, when “Convention City” is now – to bor-
David Thomson thought to take lib-
erties with Yale’s Jewish Lives series, row a line from another Warners
in which “Warner Bros” is the latest
entry. Thomson concentrates less on Bros. movie – the stuff that dreams
the brothers than on the cinematic
factory they built and ran. The same are made of: Every last copy seems
mind-set might have inspired anoth-
er series contributor, Steven Gimbel, to have been destroyed or lost, bulbs
to demote Albert Einstein and write a
biography on the Theory of Relativity. and all.

Thomson takes palpable delight Then there are the countless exam-
in celebrating the Warners’ stable of
stars, especially the rather neglect- ples of Thomson’s insight as filtered

through his encyclopedic knowledge

of cinema. (“Encyclopedic” is no ex-

aggeration. Thomson is the author of

the strapping “Biographical Diction-

ary of Film,” now in its sixth edition

and as vital as ever.) Here he is, rec-

ommending an unusual double bill:


1. Quick & Dirty 1. Endurance BY SCOTT KELLY 1. My Journey to the Stars
2. Leonardo da Vinci
2. The Cuban Affair 2. The Mermaid BY JAN BRETT
3. Hillbilly Elegy BY J.D. VANCE 3. Dog Man Unleashed
BY NELSON DEMILLE 4. The Riviera Set
(Dog Man #02) BY DAV PILKEY
3. Origin BY DAN BROWN BY MARY S. LOVELL 4. Leo: A Ghost Story
4. Deep Freeze
5. Andrew Jackson and the BY MAC BARNETT
BY JOHN SANDFORD Miracle of New Orleans
5. Dog Man: Tale of Two Kitties


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Bonzo says Sandy, from Far East, is far out!

Hi Dog Buddies! – we get rescue an bring to here. So we firmed. “But we got stuff figured out “Hurrycane,” said Harry.

You probly remember, back a few getting ready to be pets, not lunch.” between us pretty quick. I taught her “Hurrycane. Branches are crisp an
months ago, when a buncha pooches
got rescued from South Kor-EE-uh, “How’re things going for you so far, how to be a member-of-the-family fun for crunching, I find. I’m still very
which is wa-ay around on The
Other Side, and got brought to Miss Sandy?” pooch. How to play an do Dog Stuff. much jumpy. Also barky. I barking at
the Humane Society.
“We were not in so good shape. Much And that nobody’s gonna take her bicycles, cars, humans, ’specially the
This week I interviewed one
of ’em, Sandy Brost, whose sto- skinny. I had CAT-uh-racks, also. Hadda food or toys away. And to NOTchew human who brings bits of paper Har-
ry gave me the Utter Willies at
first, but, Thank Lassie, it has a have operation. Still get drops in my chairs.” ry calls ‘mail’; also the dishwasher an
happy ending. Sandy’s a pretty
yellowy-creamy color, nice eyes each day, an now I see much “I not ever see toy before. Now have the scary, loud thing that makes cool.
pink sniffer, looks sorta like a
Lab, ’specially in the face, but m o r e my own basket full. They make lid- “I’m learning to call O-mo-nee an
smaller body. She lives with
her new pooch big brother, dle sounds Harry calls Ah-bo-jee Mommy an Daddy, like
Harry; two cats, Bella an
Bently; an her new Mom an Harry doing.
Dad, Kelley an Greg.
“They teaching to
Sandy an Harry were both
barkin’ when me an my as- me about good behav-
sistant knocked, but, since
Sandy was still kinda ner- ior, how to sit calm an
vous an figurin’ stuff out,
Harry did the intros. He’s a still for my eye-drops –
rescue, too, about the same
size as Sandy, only with and giving me treats for
dark fur. An he’s from Tai-
WAN, which is also around eating when I remem-
on The Other Side. (The
cats were Elsewhere, as ber what they teaching
cats often are, in my ex-
perience.) to me. Harry calls treats

“I’m pleased to make Positive Re-enforcement
your acquaintance, Miss Sandy,” I
said politely. “I’d like to hear all about an calls O-mo-nee an Ah-
you, whatever you’d like to share, an
I’ll just write it down right here in my bo-jee ‘Treatmasters.’”
notebook, OK?”
“I learning most from
Sandy smiled timidly. “Man-na-seo
ban-ga-wo-yo. Is nize to meeting you. Harry. We run in back yard
My Eng-leash is slow.”
together for playing. When
“No worries, Miss Sandy. My writ-
ing’s pretty slow, too.” I sleepy, I wanting snuggle

“I think I first must explaining a very closely to him an he
big something different from here, in
Korea. It is, as humans here calling – lets me.
Sandy Brost “He is good big brother.
I was all ears.
“Here many humans eat cow, chig- Did you know, Mr. Bonz, that
gan, pig. Is not bad thing. So, in Korea, when Harry coming to Cali-
many humans eat dog. Is called Gae-
gogi. Is not bad thing there. But bad FOR-nya from TaiWAN, he
for dog, of course.”
“Woof,” I gulped. “That is Dismal was needing to have
Dog Biscuits.”
“Now, with help from Innernation- Immigration Pa-
al Humane Society humans,” Sandy
continued, “many in Korea try to pers? An they
change law so no more dog for lunch.
But also must find new job for hu- were ALL in
mans who work in dog farms. Happy
news for me and friends in dog farm Chinese. He

have them

better. Lizards are funny PHOTO GORDON RADFORD still. He show-
ing them to me

looking. I never know that before. ‘s q u e a k s .’ once.”

“When first arrive, I not do well in Also, since my eyes “That is

shelter, so put in foster home with now work good, I Super Cool

very nice human lady. Meanwhile, my discover whole new Kibbles!” I

Forever O-mo-nee ...” world full of lizards!” said to Harry.

“That’s Korean for ‘Mom,’” Harry “She does great in the “I guess so,” he replied.

said. car, too,” Harry said with pr ide. “I was a liddle pupster an don’t

“She volunteer at Humane Society,” “When that hurrycane, Irma, was co- remember much about that time.

Sandy explained. “She an my Ah-bo- min’, we drove all the way up to South I’m just happy to have a great For-

jee …” Carolina in our Ultima. The humans ever Family now. I even enjoy being

“Dad,” said Harry. there were very pet frenly. We stayed Sandy’s big brother, but don’t tell her

“They came see me. I could tell they in a nice motel, then drove all the that.”

good. I go right up to them, got all way home, and we both did great, the He winked.

comftubble an happy for first time. whole way. We didn’t whine or toss Heading home, I was thinking

So they keep me. I didn’t know about our dog biscuits an we always waited about Sandy an her happily blended

playing, or chasing lizards, or what for Pit Stops to Do Our Doodie.” Forever Family. An about how many

a toy is, or tummy rubs. Harry says I “An,” said Sandy, also sounding different combinations of Happily

was jumpy.” proud, “I helping pick up branches all Blended Families there are. An how

“She was REAL jumpy,” Harry con- over yard from that, that – I forgot …” lucky we are to know that, when we

Don’t be shy! get home, there’ll always be a nice
bowl of kibbles, an a fluffy bed – an a
We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up tummy rub.
an interview, please email [email protected].
-The Bonz

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Q 10 4
Eli Broad, the only person to build two Fortune 500 companies in different industries WEST 10 7 6 2 EAST
(KB Home and SunAmerica), said, “How absurd that our students tuck their cellphones, J962 A J 10 8 2 A75
BlackBerrys, iPads and iPods into their backpacks when they enter a classroom and pull 94 A Q83
out a tattered textbook.” Do you agree? 3 KQ75
J 10 7 6 4 3 SOUTH 982
The result in this week’s deal rested primarily on South’s play at trick one. This K83
depended on his reading of West’s diamond-three opening lead. Was that a singleton AKJ5
or low from length with an honor in the suit? 964
Suppose declarer judges it to be from length and plays low from the board. How should
the defenders continue from there? Dealer: South; Vulnerable: North-South

North might have raised one no-trump to three no-trump in the hope that his club ace The Bidding:
would help shore up that suit. Here, that would have worked well. But using Stayman
could hardly be called an error. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 NT Pass 2 Clubs Pass
After East takes the first trick, he should return the diamond seven (or, even better, 2 Hearts Pass 4 Hearts All Pass LEAD:
his other honor!), a suit-preference signal telling partner that he has an entry card in 3 Diamonds
spades. West will ruff, shift to a spade and receive a second ruff to defeat the contract.

With this layout, if South wins the first trick with dummy’s diamond ace, he then has to
guess the trump suit as well. The normal play would be: heart to the ace, club to the
ace, heart to the jack. Here, as you can see, that works swimmingly.

What about Broad’s comment? In some ways, I agree, but children should not be
allowed to use calculators to do math.

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5 Tubes (5) 2 Existence (5)
8 Set of three (5) 3 Within a building (7)
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10 Gather (7) 5 Cost (5)
11 Occasion (5) 6 Saying or adage (7)
12 Thoughtless (13) 7 Impatient (5-8)
15 Paperwork (informal) (5) 13 Deletion (7)
17 Wrap (7) 14 A few (7)
19 Creates (7) 16 Silky fabric (5)
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INSIGHT GAMES & CO. Simulcast Wagering
Doors Open @ 11:45
ACROSS 62 Eastwood apology connections 50 Musical cabinet The Washington Post
after opening a 51 Makes up (for)
1 “What ___ running machine? 117 Letters after 52 Come up KEEP IT CLEAN By Merl Reagle
thinking?” 54 Greek letter
68 Money maker Latvian, 56 Bowls over
5 Registered 69 Take by force 59 “___ you could
symbols: abbr. 70 20 Across once
do it!”
8 Crony’s goddess of love 118 Ailment ending 60 Moves like Elvis’s
conclusion and beauty
71 Bird’s cry DOWN hips
11 Derive by 74 Letters in letters? 61 Blue diamond,
reasoning 75 Ointment 1 “It ___ the first
76 Truffaut’s The time” for one
16 The ___ Heights Story of ___ 63 Quisling’s crime
17 Zip, to Zola 77 LBJ VP 2 Star Wars actor’s 64 “Don’t ___ soul”
19 Alcohol arrest, 78 Magnum, P.I.’s first name 65 Copyreading
briefly abbr. 3 Greet, in a way instruction
20 Culture that gave 79 1969 film about 4 Small bay 66 They’re looking at
people 5 Axioms
us the word who ruthlessly 6 Ho Chi follower you, kid
“berserk” yank your wash 7 Passover-eve 67 Morse bit
21 Washday folks out before it’s 71 At the home of
who didn’t check done? event 72 Sighing words
their pockets? 81 Brontë and Post 8 The germ of an 73 Result of using
24 Oreo filling 83 Of the north wind
25 Makes sure no 84 Singer Marvin ___ too much Clorox?
one steals any 85 Epsilon follower 9 Excess 75 Leb. neighbor
Fab or Tide? 86 Major work 10 Went wide 76 Seven Days in
26 Was an accessory 88 A movie channel, 11 Cuzco dwellers
to in 12 Ex-strongman of May actress
27 Alert from the P.D. TV-listing 79 Trig func.
28 Bite aftermath, shorthand Panama 80 Marketplaces
perhaps 90 Wilbur’s pet 13 Favorite actor of 82 Penny on TV
29 Map abbr. 94 “___ we speak” 83 Francis X. of the
30 Filmed, in Variety 96 Harmonizing laundromat
32 David Copperfield music, owners? silents
embezzler ___-wop 14 Mrs. Hoggett in 87 Cuomo’s
34 Class for new 99 Smack or switch Babe
Americans: abbr. add-on 15 Oboist’s need successor
36 Sport with belts 102 Feathered giant 16 Freak out 89 Bunnies’ boss
37 Water-diluted rum 103 Cut in a certain 18 Orioles’ home 91 School break
40 Drops on your way 21 Exaggerated kiss 92 Overact
head? 105 With 110 Across, sound 93 French painter
43 Four-legged body- what laundromats 22 Make ___ (display
surfers affect? one’s anger Raoul
47 Stick around 109 Maker of the loudly) 95 Checks out
49 Folks who are arcade game 23 Norma McCorvey,
serious Missile Command in a famous court books?
about cleaning? 110 See 105 Across case 96 One behind the
52 Bordeaux buddy 111 Lacks 31 ___ feat (quite an
53 Lead paint 112 With Kan, a dog accomplishment) wheel: abbr.
monitor: abbr. food 33 Come before 97 Trompe l’___
54 Sticker numbers 113 Like Amahl 35 Speaker, in Latin 98 Alaskan cruise
55 Rotates 114 Actress Rainer 36 Sammy Davis and
56 Composer 115 McCourt Lon Chaney sights
Khachaturian bestseller, 38 Word of apology 100 Greek weights
57 They’re right in Angela’s ___ 39 Tiny insect 101 “Fish ___ bait”
front of U 116 Company 41 “Poor People’s 103 “So funny I forgot
58 Less risky March”
59 Heavy, as dump leader of 1968 to laugh”
trucks 42 They, in Nantes 104 Landing guesses,
60 She put on a 44 Lose on purpose
happy face 45 Sampras, for one briefly
46 Hosp. areas 106 Wet wigglers
48 Clock info 107 Thanksgiving fare
49 Historically 108 Four, on some old
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When duty calls, he answers … but I get a busy signal

STORY BY CAROLYN HAX THE WASHINGTON POST nus quiet-evening-togetherness visits. You’ll get this indefinitely, then you talk to your boyfriend
him back in full soon enough. about the future – goals, dreams, realities.
Hi, Carolyn: My boyfriend and
I moved in together two months Try to make it work by finding other productive, Then you decide accordingly whether this rela-
ago. We’re very much in love, and interesting or just fun things to do with the time tionship is where you really want to be.
I feel comfortable discussing is- you’d normally spend with him. Do this till the
sues and feelings with him. season ends. You’ll be happier about this whole answer,
though, and happier in general, if you come up
Although, I have always strug- When you’ve had him back for a while and got- with it (and others like it) on your own.
gled with bringing up things that ten some distance from the emotions you’re feel-
make me upset (I’m working with ing now, reflect on the whole experience – includ- So, here’s a rough set of commandments to get
a therapist on this). ing his sacrifice in extending his commute. If at you there:
this point you decide you don’t want to live like
His job is seasonal, and fall 1. Do not take personally what isn’t personal.
is exceptionally busy. This is the first fall we have He is driving, working, driving and resting; he is
been together so I was not emotionally prepared not purposefully avoiding you.
for long amounts of time we are spending apart.
He takes a large amount of pride in his work and 2. Do not confuse desires with expectations. You
making sure his customers are satisfied. I love and want to chat after a long day, but that doesn’t mean
respect this about him. it’s fair to expect him to chat after a long day. Ex-
pecting it introduces disappointment and blame,
Coupled with his commute – he moved farther intimacy-killers both. Don’t dismiss the wanting,
from work so we could live together – he’s gone from though; it can tell you what matters to you.
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every weekday, and they will be
adding Saturday hours, too. He’s exhausted when 3. When you don’t get what you want, try lik-
he gets home (which I understand) and not in much ing what you actually have. Each fall, you have
of a mood to talk and reconnect. the security and promise of a shared love plus
the freedom of “found” time. What good ways
However, I’ve been home for a few hours at this can you use that? And, how can you make your
point and miss him and really want to chat. When couple time both restorative for him and satisfy-
he’s not wiped out, we can talk for hours. What ad- ing to you?
vice to do you have for getting through this hard
time of year? 4. Put away any preconceived notions of how
a relationship “should” be and let your content-
– Chatty and Wide Awake ment, or lack of it, tell you whether it works. Don’t
fight your reality – be patient, live it and listen to
Chatty and Wide Awake: Treat him like he’s de- it. See what will and won’t change – not because
ployed. He’s gone for the fall except for some bo- you want it to, but because it does. Then trust the
answer you get. 

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Advocacy is name of game for sports doc Dominguez

STORY BY LYN DOWLING CORRESPONDENT memories of autumn afternoons.
[email protected] He took what he learned to Duke

David Dominguez understands ath- University School of Medicine and
letic competition. then to Texas A&M University, where
he completed an orthopedic residency,
A football star at Melbourne Central and then did trauma surgery at Holmes
Catholic High School, he went to the Regional Medical Center and an addi-
University of Florida because of his aca- tional fellowship in sports medicine at
demic, rather than gridiron, prowess, the Sports Orthopaedic and Rehabili-
and then tried out for the Gators as a tation Medicine Associates in North-
walk-on. He made the team and derived ern California. There, he worked with
from his experience there far more than

David Dominguez.


the team doctors of the San Francisco studies report that females are four to
49ers and Giants, among others, and eight times more likely to tear this liga-
served as physician to various teams. ment,” physical therapist Marc R. Ber-
nier of the National Center for Sports
Then he returned home to found 3D Safety wrote for U.S. Youth Soccer, the
Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Cen- part of the United States Soccer Federa-
ter in Indian Harbour Beach, where tion that governs children’s play in this
he treats the usual injuries, but takes country.
it further.
“We have a high volume of ACL in-
• He travels to area high schools to do juries in girls who play soccer because
low-cost or free sports physicals because girls are naturally predisposed to them.
he believes that people who possibly The hip-knee-ankle alignment is al-
could suffer, or have suffered, injuries to most in line, a vector to tear the ACL.
bones or muscles should be examined But if girls are taught to land correctly,
by a doctor who specializes in them. for example, there is less predilection,”
Dominguez said.
• He is adamant about the impor-
tance of professional athletic trainers, Girls and women who play soccer
some of whom he has hired to work also have a predilection for reinjury or
as physician assistants at his practice. new surgeries, and he believes that one
After work, they go to eight Brevard type of surgery he performs can elimi-
County high schools to which they are nate or limit that likelihood.
assigned sports teams, and sometimes
Dominguez, otherwise team physician “What makes me unique (in the area)
at MCC, drops in on them. is that I do a minimally invasive quad-
riceps-tendon ACL (autograft, using the
• And long before it was the topic in patient’s own tissue, rather than the
sports medicine, Dominguez was talk- traditional allograft, which comes from
ing about, and doing things about, a donor),” he said, and again, studies
head injury. show him accurate.

He is, in the words of Trish Talbert, “The quadriceps tendon autograft is
who organizes the annual Indialantic known as an effective graft for anterior
Boardwalk Triathlon, “the athletes’ ad- cruciate ligament reconstruction and
vocate.” shows a similar functional outcome
to the bone-patellar tendon-bone in
Dominguez says some of the condi- randomized controlled trials, with a
tions he treats most frequently may lesser incidence of complications,” Drs.
surprise some people, not least the Etienne Cavaignac, Benoit Coulin and
prevalence of tears of the anterior cru- Philippe Tscholl wrote in the March
ciate ligament, the small ligament that edition of the American Journal of
stabilizes the knee, in female soccer Sports Medicine, having done a year-
players, and professionals involved long study of the subject in 2012.
with the game bear him out.
As for American football, he now
“Numerous research studies that sees a far larger number of players with
have been conducted over the past 10 shoulder injuries, “possibly because
years indicate that females are indeed
more susceptible to ACL injuries; most

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they’re now relying more on arm tack- He now informs patients about “the stifling their kids’ progress. There’s a antic Boardwalk Triathlon next year,”
les,” he says. stuff that is out there” for testing, and reason it’s ‘football season’ or ‘basket- he said. “I’ve wanted to do it but haven’t
the Florida High School Athletic Asso- ball season.’ There’s also a reason it’s been able to because I’m its medical di-
He also sees gymnasts as young as 8 ciation’s protocols for post-head injury/ called a game. Sometimes you’ve got to rector. But next year I’ll be in it.”
or 9 years old, many with wrist or elbow concussion return to participation. let a kid be a kid.”
problems. “One little girl went from a Next year the Melbourne Beach resi-
normal elbow to one she couldn’t (fully “Unfortunately, a lot of it is subjec- As for Dominguez, though his foot- dent may do a bit of expansion too, with
extend),” he said sadly. tive; you can’t measure (recovery from ball days may be behind him, the prospects for opening offices in Palm
head injury,” he said. “But we inform games go on: He is a fisherman, a diver, Bay and Viera, where services are need-
And then there is head injury, and them about what we do for concussion; a snowboarder and a standup paddle- ed. He will not, however, move from In-
that is personal. we tell them about these subjective sys- boarder, and now that he has an ad- dian Harbor Beach.
tems, especially parents, and they start ditional orthopedic surgeon, foot spe-
After Dominguez, who “broke six to understand.” cialist Dr. Allison Wade, at 3D, he may “We’re kind of growing out of this of-
face masks in high school,” walked onto actually participate in triathlon he fice, but we won’t leave here,” he said.
and made the Gators’ football team, he He wants to get treatment, whether sponsors, and at which he has volun- “Everything we do will be based on
participated in a study of athlete cog- surgery or otherwise, right the first teered for four years. sound, ethical decisions, and our pa-
nition conducted by physicians from time, and cannot abide the notion that tients are here … No, I wouldn’t leave
Michigan State University. an athlete not well enough should con- “I’m planning on (racing) the Indial- the beach.” 
tinue to play.
“The people I was working with said,
‘Wow, you’re probably one of the smart- The common thread in all these mat-
est players we’ve tested,’ and I was so ters is education, and Dominguez does a
happy with that,” Dominguez said with great deal of it. No athlete should return
an ironic chuckle. “Fast-forward that to participation too soon or unprepared,
two years, after playing two years of he insists, and he has felt the push-back,
college football, and I was asked to take from coaches who want their star play-
the same test. Not as good. They said, ers in the lineup, parents concerned
‘You’re still really smart, but we can see about scholarships and athletes who
the difference.’ Yeah. I definitely had simply want to do what they love.
concussions that I convinced myself
were just headaches, or that I just felt He stresses rest.
sick. I was fooling myself.” “We’re seeing a lot more year-round
athletes, especially kids, who have
Dominguez, who sees four to six con- camps and tournaments all the time,
cussion patients each year, refuses to so we have that talk about how impor-
fool anyone else, and is straightforward tant it is to rest,” he said. “That surpris-
about it, having tried to introduce testing es some parents. They don’t realize that
to local schools: “Head injury, concus- they’re going overboard and actually
sion, should never be underestimated.”


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Sleep-disordered breathing can be a crisis for kids

[email protected] uses, hints at the impact of the condi-
tion that she calls a silent crisis among
Concerned parents from across Flor- America’s children.
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bour Beach, often as a last resort. breathing, snoring, restless sleep, bed-
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tive therapies for children who suffer fections, dark circles under eyes, head-
obstructed airways but who suffer so aches, arrested growth, crooked teeth
much more as a result. and swollen adenoids and tonsils.

Sleep-disordered breathing, the

Dr. Claire Stagg with Michelie and Jason Kaufman. PHOTO BY JULIAN LEEK

Where does it all start? Are children breathing, and if you mouth-breathe,
born with the syndrome? Stagg says the palate is underdeveloped. So you
no, the problem is structural and can get a super-narrow upper arch. There
be reversed. She says the structural ab- is no space for the tongue and the only
normalities are the result of obstructed way the person is going to breathe is to
breathing, which may be brought on by extend the neck, ending up with a for-
a trigger such as an allergy. ward head posture,” Stagg explained.

“If you are not breathing through Common treatments are steroid shots
your nose, you’re going to start mouth- for allergies, tooth removal for crowded

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mouths, are anxious to see if it relieves her To- beth Gourdet, has been wearing the when she began using the DNA appli-
urette symptoms. DNA appliance for a year and is elated ance. “Immediately we saw improve-
braces for with the results. ment. Her grades have gotten better
Said Michelle Kaufman: “She has vo- and she loves to read,” she said.
DNA malocclusion, cal, motor, complex and facial tics. If we “Exactly what Dr. Stagg said would
Appliance. surgical removal can improve on that, a better quality of get fixed was exactly what got fixed,” Again, salvation comes at a cost. “It’s
rest, then it could possibly relieve, not said the Kissimmee mother of three. extremely costly. I’d say $8,000-$9,000
of swollen tonsils and ad- eliminate, Tourette’s symptoms.” and insurance does not pay. But any-
“Every doctor that I was taking her to thing for my daughter,” she said.
enoids, and medication and counseling A sleep analysis concluded that there just wanted to put her under the knife
is a spike in tics while she sleeps, she is to take her adenoids out, her tonsils, be- Tatiana’s mother would like insurers
for behavioral issues. restless in her sleep and that she snores cause of her snoring and sleep apnea.” to understand this: “Down the road, she
mildly. An exam by a local ENT found was going to have all kinds of problems
Stagg contends these treatments are no surprises, Jason Kaufman said, and The 13-year-old’s symptoms were so with her jaw, all kinds of problems with
they were cleared to begin treatment disruptive her parents pulled her out of her breathing. Insurance companies
addressing only the symptoms and not with the appliance. school. are going to be involved at that point,
when she’s going to need surgery. Why
the root cause. Further, she says she “I’m hopeful, that this will work. I re- “She was very tired and would take put a child through that when you can
ally am,” Michelle Kaufman said. naps frequently throughout the day. prevent it?” Lorenti questioned. 
can reverse the physical characteristics She was getting sick often,” she said.
Jennifer DelValle’s daughter, Eliza-
and improve the behavior of children Elizabeth was re-enrolled last year

suffering SDB.

“Instead of putting a Band-aid on

and trying to alleviate the symptoms,

why can’t we figure out what’s going

wrong?” Stagg said.

How is this achieved? Several re-

tainer-like appliances are on the mar-

ket that over time broaden the palate

and adjust jaw placement to widen

obstructed airways without surgery.

Treatment does not come cheaply, with

parents estimating a total cost from

$8,000 to $10,000.

Jennifer Lorenti of Windermere calls

the expensive treatment an investment

in her daughter’s life. Lorenti estimates

that she and her husband, commer-

cial pilot Dominic Lorenti, have paid

$10,000 to correct their child’s maxilla.

Lorenti said she had sought Stagg for

her daughter Tatiana, 13, after a trou-

bling exam by an orthodontist.

“They had specifically asked what

her confirmed diagnosis was. I said

that her palate is ridiculously narrow

and I’m concerned about that and the

orthodontist said, ‘Eh, we’ll make it

work.’ I didn’t want her to lose teeth if

she didn’t have to,” Lorenti said.

Stagg has treated about 100 patients

for SDB and she says the results are as-


Tatiana, who is homeschooled, was

a mouth-breather who snored a little.

She had completed a pediatric sleep

study and was found to have no sleep

apnea. Like many children with SDB,

she had a receding lower jaw.

Last year Tatiana was fitted for a de-

vice called the DNA Appliance, made by

Denver-based Vivos BioTechnologies.

Any change? “Oh, my gosh. It’s un-

believable. You could barely put your

thumb up in the roof of her mouth. Her

mouth was so narrow; her palate was

so narrow. She no longer has a gummy

smile. Her jaw – it’s definitely come up.

It’s remarkable, the physical appear-

ance,” Lorenti said.

“My husband fought and fought with

the insurance company, trying to get

them to pay for it.” It was a losing battle,

she said.

Jason and Michelle Kaufman’s

daughter, Ryleigh, 9, has had her DNA

appliance for about two weeks. It’s too

soon to tell how she will benefit, the

Rockledge father said, but he is optimis-

tic. In addition to the device widening

her palate and airway, the Kaufmans

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Ichabod’s Bar & Grille: Casual dining worth discovering

[email protected]

“Ponce DeLeon Drank and Loved Blackened Mahi.
That statement, one of the many
messages posted on Ichabod’s mar- SFeianrTeudnYae.llow thought it was Grilled Steak. lisamel-
quee at some point is, of course, a tall overcooked be-
tale, but most everyone who has voy- Caprese Salad. cause of the dark color, but once he cut bournebeachsid-
aged beachside has downed a cock- into it we realized it was juicy and a
tail or two at Ichabod’s Bar and Grille with mozzarella perfect medium-rare on the inside but [email protected].
in Indialantic over the past 34 years. and large, fresh basil wood-fired and seared to a slight crisp
Countless memories of spirited and leaves came out from the kitchen, plated on the outside. It was tender and fla- The reviewer is a Brevard resident who
even raucous nights spent dancing with an expertly drizzled balsamic re- vored like a backyard cookout. The tiny
until the wee hours have been made duction. Very tasty. This was promising. red-skinned potatoes dressed with a dines anonymously at restaurants at the
there. Weather Channel storm chaser I ordered the Island Salad with delicious garlic-parmesan sauce were a
Jim Cantore even enjoyed a locals’ hur- blackened mahi and the jalapeno perfect side. The jasmine rice was light expense of this newspaper. 
ricane party there in October 2016 as ranch dressing ($14.25) and my son or- and fluffy.
Hurricane Matthew approached. dered the 10-ounce ribeye steak with Dinner with a couple of happy-hour RESTAURANT HOURS
garlic-parmesan potatoes and jas- beers at Ichabod’s totals out to around Daily 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
But how many people have sampled mine rice. ($15.00). Both dishes were $50. They don’t serve dessert, but with
anything out of Ichabod’s kitchen? very good. The Island Salad, which can the full liquor bar, you could sip a glass BEVERAGES
be ordered on its own with no protein of your favorite Scotch or other libation Full liquor bar
A completely unscientific poll of a added, consists of green leaf lettuce, and relax while dinner settles, or grab a
half-dozen beachside residents showed tomatoes, red onions, grilled pineap- tropical drink and head on out to the tiki ADDRESS
that the extent of most patrons’ culi- ple, bacon, fire-roasted peppers and a bar and deck if the evening is nice and 2320 N. Hwy A1A
nary experience at the very casual bar shredded cheese mix. The colorful mix enjoy the sea breeze right across from
and grille (emphasis on bar) has been of flavors and colors was wonderful, Indialantic’s Paradise Park. Indialantic
appetizers and a rare burger, which set off by the smoky taste of the pine- We encourage you to send feedback to PHONE
they gave rave reviews. I apple and the peppers, and the savory (321) 777-0214
vaguely remember eating chunks of crisp bacon countered the
some chicken wings delicate mahi quite well.
at the side bar circa When my son’s steak arrived we

Intrigued af-
ter seeing Icha-
bod’s impressive
menu online,
we headed in
for an early din-
ner on a stormy
We d n e s d a y.
There were exact-
ly six people in the
entire establishment
who had ducked in out
of the rain for a drink. No-
body was eating. My son gave
me “that look,” questioning my
judgment, but I urged him to have faith.

Don’t expect much in the way of am-
biance at Ichabod’s, it’s not that kind of
place. Two bars inside, one bar outside,
spartan décor and a fireplace that you
wonder if it’s ever been lit – or should
ever be lit – or if it’s just to make the room
more homey. It’s decorated so that noth-
ing gets broken when the crowd gets
rocking on the dance floor on a busy

But the food is pretty darn good. The
bartender came out to serve us at a table
and I ordered a bottle of Stella Artois
($3.25) and my son asked for water and
some chips and salsa ($5.25) as a starter.
I spotted the caprese salad ($5.75) and
decided that would be a decent dish to
sample while we looked at entrees.

The caprese salad was, well, beautiful.
Elegantly plated tomato slices paired

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Please send calendar information NOVEMBER registered nurses and volunteers. Hours are 9 10-12 Native Rhythms Festival, 10
at least two weeks prior to your a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gleason Park, Indian Harbour a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Sat-
2 Florida Tech Homecoming 5K, 6 p.m. be- Beach. The cost to attend is $5 per child or $10 urday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Wickham
event to ginning and ending at Meg O’Malley’s. for more than one child in the same family, and Park Ampitheatre celebrating the Native American that includes lunch and arts and crafts. Schol- Flute with concerts, demonstrations, exhibitors,
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Friday, October 27. Space is limited. Call (321) event.
ONGOING 2 Bad Moms 2: A Bad Moms Christmas mov- 434.7622.
ie premiere, 7 p.m. at Premiere Oaks 10 11 Turkey Creek 5K Trail Run and Commu-
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 theater, 1800 Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, hosted 5 Space Coast Classic 15K and 2-Miler, 6:45 nity Food Drive, 7:30 a.m. from Palm
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park by Dr. Anita Saluja, dermatologist. Admission in- a.m. from Gleason Park, Indian Harbour Bay Community Center through Turkey Creek
cludes swag bag for each guest, refreshments, Beach. Sanctuary, with donations of non-perishable
Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Tues- information about microneedling and cool food items to make Thanksgiving special for
days at Ocean Side Pizza, 300 Ocean Ave. #6, sculpting, and a drawing for one guest and three 5 Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents those in need.
Melbourne Beach. friends to win an in-office complimentary treat- “Home of the Brave.” Musical groups com-
ment event (valued at $2,000). RSVP by Oct. bine to benefit Wounded Warriors Project, 7 12 Haven Holiday Kickoff, 3 to 7 p.m. at
Saturdays on the Sand with Melissa Faith 30, 2017 at [email protected] or call p.m. at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts, The Lamb Shoppe, 1765 S. Patrick
Yoga, 7 a.m. Saturdays at the Indialantic Board- (321)241-1160. 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940. Drive, Satellite Beach. Pictures with Santa, re-
walk across from Starbucks. Free admission, Free, but suggested donation $20. www.Space- freshments, children’s shopping area. www.the-
mats and blankets provided. Bring water and 4 Fall Bazaar, Rummage, and Bake Sale be-
other essentials. gins at 8 a.m. at Eastminster Presbyte-
rian Church. 106 N. Riverside Drive, Indialantic. 7 Blood Drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at At- 12 Tom Petty tribute dinner and concert
Porch Music - come sing, play, dance, en- Plants, household items, jewelry, sporting goods lantis Urgent Care, 2254 Hwy A1A, Indian featuring Petty Hearts band, 5 to 8
joy jam music on the porch of the Melbourne and food. Sale proceeds will be shared between Harbour Beach. p.m. at Iron Oak Post, 2023 Melbourne Ct. Tick-
Beach Old Town Hall History Center, 2373 mission work and church hurricane repairs. ets $16.66 to $33.33 www. Brownpapertickets.
Oak St. 1:00-2:30, First and Third Saturday 8 Relay for Life of South Brevard Beaches com or (321) 327-8479.
of the month. Rhythmic dulcimers form the 4 Satellite Beach Founders’ Day and the Team Captain meeting, 6 p.m. at Satellite
core of the jam band. Free. Small donation to city’s 60th birthday celebration, 9 a.m. to 3 Beach Civic Center, 565 Cassia Blvd. 15 Northrop-Grumman Retirees Club Space
historic site appreciated. Call (321)327-4871 p.m. at at the D.R. Schechter Recreation Center, Coast Chapter meets very third Wednes-
for details. hosted by City of Satellite Beach and the Satellite 9 Pediatric sleep disorders free presentation day of the month at Suntree Country Club, 11:00
Beach Woman’s Club.. Let’s Go To The Hop! is for parents, 6 to 8 p.m. by Dr. Claire Stagg a.m. social hour, noon lunch. Interesting and perti-
Beginner Yoga Stretch and Meditation Class, the theme of this year’s Founders Day & Mar- Health Connections Dentistry, 2120 Hwy A1A, nent monthly guest speakers. Contact Bob Prais at:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at Siren Salon ketplace, featuring more than 100 craft and spe- Indian Harbour Beach. Tickets at www.smilepro- [email protected] or (321)242-5782.
and Spa Services, 3270 South Highway A1A, cialty vendors, flea market and bake sale. Parade
Suite 104 in Beachwoods Plaza. Free, all are kicks off at 11 a.m. from DeLaura Middle School, 18 Second annual Downtown Melbourne
welcome. Mats , water and fruit provided. up Jackson Avenue to the DRS parking lot. Lim- 10 Brevard Ballet Academy Formal Fund- Food and Wine Festival, 5 to 9:30 p.m.
(321)614-7706. ited vendor space remains. Call (321)773.6458 raiser, 6 to 10 p.m. at Tortoise Island in Historic Downtown Melbourne, featuring sips
Club, 727 Loggerhead Island Dr, Satellite Beach. and samples from Brevard restaurants, live en-
Tai Chi and Qigong, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Glea- 4 Camp Bright Star is a healing experience The event will feature a ballet performance, live tertainment and cooking competitions. $75.
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581 A1A #302, Monaco Condominium, in Satellite Beach: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,980-square-foot,
oceanfront condo with huge balcony offered for $482,500 by Coldwell Banker Paradise Realtor

Thomas Englert: 561-632-9636

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Spacious condo features wondrous ocean views

STORY BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER CORRESPONDENT home at 581 A1A was built in 1996 and door directly to the kitchen, the room hot water heater and the air condi-
encompasses 1,980 feet of living space. could easily accommodate a live-in tioner, making it handy to be able to
No. 302, a third-floor end unit The bright, spacious foyer opens on housekeeper if desired. change the AC filter from within the
in the Monaco Condominium, is a the westside of the condominium home. The shared guest/living area
choice piece of oceanfront property with residents arriving from a secure The eat-in kitchen, with view bathroom that features a large show-
on a sweet little beach on State Road lobby and elevator to the third floor. through the dining and living rooms er, sink and water closet is found in
A1A in Satellite Beach. The large, to the ocean, has a built-in table and this area.
well-appointed apartment has a wide “This is a unique opportunity to features stainless steel appliances,

balcony that provides unobstruct- have a full-size apartment home with one being a large side-by-side refrig- The high-ceiling dining room
ed views of the Atlantic Ocean and three bedrooms in a condominium erator. Light wood upper and lower space can accommodate furniture
south-facing windows looking out large enough for a family,” Englert cabinets with granite countertops to seat six comfortably with room for
onto a seaside nature preserve where said. “It is unusual to see a three-bed- surround the kitchen. Two features a china hutch. A built-in china cabi-
no one will ever build. room with two full bathrooms that are the large pantry and a breakfast/ net with granite countertop doubles
is a true oceanfront location. Every- entertainment bar with seating for as a dry bar. Because the condomin-
“Being an end unit, the building thing here is top-of-the-line.” five or six guests. ium is an end unit, a large window in
is fully exposed to the view and resi- the dining room faces south looking
dents don’t have to look at neighbors,” Two medium-sized bedrooms, Opposite the kitchen across the out onto a preserve of palmettos and
said Thomas Englert, realtor for Cold- with room for queen beds, flank the hallway is the laundry room complete sea grapes adjacent to the property
well Banker Paradise, agent for the hallway upon entering. One bedroom with washer and dryer, a utility sink,
property. is currently being used by the owner
as an office. However, with its access
The three-bedroom, two-bath

TOP 1% OF BREVARD “Todd is highly motivated, very ambitious and is
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ties in the area, interest in real estate and willingness to go above and beyond
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He specializes in marketing unique properties and water properties by using
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Overall he has single handedly closed over 300 transactions which equals
well over 125 Million Dollars of Real Estate since starting in 2007/2008. This
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that all his clients are happy!

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 2, 2017 35


581 A1A, UNIT 302

where no one will ever build. view of the adjacent preserve through spacious cheery home with light-col- Location: Satellite Beach
High ceilings continue to the liv- a large window to the south. The side ored walls. A jewel in this unit are the Year Built: 1996
windows add an extra touch to open pocket sliding doors pushed aside for Architecture:
ing room with the spectacular view the condominium to lots of Florida easy access to the wrap balcony that
looking beyond the balcony to the sunshine and light that brightens the looks down on the beach. Concrete block/stucco
ocean while also sharing another Home Size: 1,980 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Waterfront: Large balcony over-
looks the Atlantic Ocean
Additional Features: Corner
end unit overlooking preserve/
ocean, secure lobby/elevator,
permanently installed storm
shutters on balcony and side
windows, abundance closet
storage, ceiling fans, tile/carpet
flooring, granite counter tops,
window treatments, breakfast
bar and eat-in kitchen, cats/
dogs accepted to 40 pounds.
Listing agency:
Coldwell Banker Paradise
Listing agent:
Thomas Englert,
Listing price: $482,500

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A roomy master bedroom with a REAL ESTATE own private security code to gain en-
grand wakeup view of the Atlantic, trance to the lobby and access to the
is off the living room and offers a set elevators. Indoor stairs also accom-
of sliding glass doors with balcony modate residents. The condominium
access. The master bathroom, with unit has a one-car parking space in
separate granite-topped vanities, is the ground-floor garage that also of-
complete with large walk-in shower fers additional storage space. Among
with glass doors, a jetted garden tub expenses covered by the Home-
and two walk-in closets. owners Association fees of $630 per
month, are pool and grounds mainte-
“When they were building, I walked nance, building insurance and water
into this unit and said, ‘this is mine, and sewer. Pets are restricted to dogs
I want this one,’” said Eugene Polan-

ski, the original owner who is from and cats. Maximum weight for each
New Jersey and is now selling to re- pet is 40 pounds.
turn north permanently. He and his
family moved to this location from a The location provides easy access
homesite on the Banana River in Co- to golf boating and shopping, the
coa because they had always wanted Suntree golf course just across the
a home on the ocean. bridge on the Pineda Causeway, and
is not far from the Veterans Adminis-
Beach access is through a private tration Hospital in Viera.
gate from the community pool and
patio area. The patio is equipped with Thomas Englert is the Coldwell
tables and chairs inviting conversa- Banker Paradise Realtor showing the
tion. property, which is offered for $482,500;
he can be contacted at 561-632-9636 or
Each condominium unit has its [email protected]. 

Mortgage rates climb to highest levels since July

STORY BY KATHY ORTON WASHINGTON POST is 0.01 percentage point.) “Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) continue to
The movement of long-term bonds tends to be see pressure as expectations of tax reform passing
Pushed higher by rising bond yields, mortgage continues to increase as does the speculation that
rates reached their highest levels since July last one of the best indicators of where mortgage rates we will see a new Fed chair appointed by Trump
week. are headed. When yields go up, home loan rates whose approach will be more pro-growth,” Shek-
tend to follow. har said. “As we know, good news for the economy
According to the latest data released last Thurs- is usually bad news for MBS and hence the mort-
day by Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate average, which puts out a weekly mort- gage rates. So expect the rates to continue to inch
jumped to 3.94 percent with an average 0.5 point. gage rate trend index, found that more than half of up in the coming weeks.”
(Points are fees paid to a lender equal to 1 percent the experts it surveyed say rates will rise further in
of the loan amount.) It was 3.88 percent a week ago the coming week. Shashank Shekhar, chief execu- Meanwhile, mortgage applications declined last
and 3.47 percent a year ago. tive of Arcus Lending, is one who predicts rates will week, according to the latest data from the Mort-
move higher. gage Bankers Association. The market composite
The 15-year fixed-rate average climbed to 3.25 index – a measure of total loan application vol-
percent with an average 0.5 point. It was 3.19 per- ume – decreased 4.6 percent. The refinance index
cent a week ago and 2.78 percent a year ago. The dropped 3 percent, while the purchase index fell 6
five-year adjustable rate average rose to 3.21 per- percent.
cent with an average 0.4 point. It was 3.17 percent a
week ago and 2.84 percent a year ago. The refinance share of mortgage activity ac-
counted for 49.5 percent of all applications.
“Rates increased late last week as the market
responded to news of a Senate budget plan which “Refinance applications decreased 3 percent in
may positively impact tax reform progress and response to the bump up in rates,” Kan said. “Appli-
more speculation around the future leadership of cations for home purchase loans decreased 6 per-
the Federal Reserve,” said Joel Kan, an economist cent over the week but were still almost 10 percent
with the Mortgage Bankers Association. higher than the same week a year ago. Additionally,
the average loan amount on purchase applications
Investors’ enthusiasm for equities caused a sell- last week increased to $317,000, the highest since
off in the bond market, driving prices lower and May 2017, as home prices remain elevated due to
yields higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury tight inventory.” 
bond shot up to 2.44 percent Wednesday, an in-
crease of 10 basis points in a week. (A basis point

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, November 2, 2017 37


GOP tax bill may heavily affect all aspects of real estate

STORY BY KATHY ORTON WASHINGTON POST nitely in play. Any of these changes income tax bracket. (Deductions, un- home builders association, told me
would lower revenue. Limiting SALT like credits, vary based on tax brack- his group is seeing “serious interest”
The political jostling and frenetic deductions to property taxes but not ets; the higher your bracket, the big- in the credit idea. “There is a recog-
lobbying on Capitol Hill over the Re- income or sales taxes, for instance, ger your deduction.) nition that a properly crafted credit
publican tax overhaul bill are pro- would cost the government an es- would provide a broad, meaningful
ducing unexpected developments timated $300 billion over 10 years. J.P. Delmore, a top lobbyist for the tax incentive to millions of middle-
that could prove important to home- But compromising on SALT would class homeowners who do not item-
owners, sellers and buyers. solidify political support for the tax ize currently,” he said.
plan among blue-state Republicans,
The drafting of legislative language whose votes could be essential to pas- In a speech last week, House Ways
is a work in progress behind closed sage. and Means Committee Chairman
doors, but it appears that there have Kevin Brady (R-Tex.), confirmed
been some key changes in thinking Another noteworthy area where that he is open to reexamining the
since the White House and congres- there’s been some rethinking: the mortgage-interest deduction, includ-
sional Republicans released what mortgage-interest deduction. Under ing ways to open it up to “all phases
they call their “framework” for the the framework proposal, this popu- of homeownership.” A credit, which
tax bill Sept. 27. lar benefit would be left untouched in would be available to non-itemizers,
the tax code. But doubling the stan- would fit that description, say sup-
One of the biggest shifts involves dard deduction would mean that far porters of the idea.
deductions of state and local taxes. fewer homeowners would choose
Republican tax plans have called for a to itemize and claim it. As a result, Where’s this all headed? Repub-
doubling of the standard deduction – critics say, the deduction would be lican leaders hope to pass their tax
to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 watered down as a financial spur to overhaul bill before the end of the
for joint filers – paired with the elimi- home-buying. year. That’s optimistic. But keep this
nation of a slew of popular write-offs, in mind: Whatever happens to the
including state and local taxes. The 1.2 million-member National bill, there’s a surprising willingness
Association of Realtors has been out- afoot to reevaluate decades-old ap-
This “SALT” deduction is among spoken in demanding that tax writ- proaches to encouraging homeown-
the most widely used in the U.S. tax ers preserve the effectiveness of the ership with tax benefits while simpli-
code, and it includes income taxes, deduction. But in recent weeks, other fying the tax code. 
general sales taxes and property tax- major housing groups, such as the
es. Eliminating it would raise federal National Association of Home Build- Tight inventory: Home searches
revenue by an estimated $1.3 trillion ers and the Mortgage Bankers Asso- are up – but listings are down
over the coming 10 years. Zeroing out ciation, have expressed willingness
SALT has been a crucial element in to explore alternatives – and that has STORY BY MICHELE LERNER WASHINGTON POST percent from 55.6 percent.
the Republican tax framework, which helped spark interest in creating a During the second quarter of
badly needs revenue-raisers to coun- new form of subsidy: a mortgage tax Listings have fallen year-over-
ter deep losses caused by rate cuts for credit, perhaps in conjunction with a year for 26 consecutive months. 2017, Trulia’s data shows that 27.8
corporations and other taxpayers. substantial reduction in the current While that statistic demonstrates percent of all home searches were
$1 million ceiling on deductions for the difficulty facing buyers today, a for starter homes, but only 19.8
Homeowners, especially in the mortgage interest. recent report by Trulia shows that percent of listings were in that
high-tax corridors of the Northeast the lack of inventory has a varied price range.
and in Washington, Maryland, Vir- Under the credit concept, borrow- degree of impact in different price
ginia and parts of the Midwest and ers might be able to subtract some ranges and housing markets. On the opposite end of the
California, are among SALT’s heavi- percentage – say, 10 or 15 percent – price spectrum, 39.5 percent of all
est users. Most of these areas have of interest payments off their federal Trulia compared searches for searches were for luxury or premi-
higher-than-average home prices and tax bottom line, no matter what their housing to listings and found that um homes, but 54.2 percent of all
household incomes. They tend to vote the “mismatch gap” nationally listings were in that price range.
Democratic but have some Republi- between the supply of homes and
can representation in the House and demand grew between the second The trade-up category was
Senate. quarter of 2016 and the second evenly matched between listings
quarter of 2017 for starter homes and searches, but 33.7 percent of
Those blue-state Republicans, in and trade-up homes. searches were for luxury homes,
fact, have been a key force behind while 43.8 percent of listings were
the rethinking on SALT. They know While searches are fairly evenly in the luxury price range. 
that their constituents would be dis- matched between starter, trade-
proportionately affected by a total up and premium homes or luxury
elimination of the SALT deduction, properties, there are more premium
and they’ve lobbied House and Sen- homes available than starter homes.
ate tax-writing committee leaders for
relief. Among the possibilities: This year, the share of listings
classified as starter or trade-up
A● llowing homeowners to write properties decreased to 45.8 per-
off property taxes but not income or cent of all listings compared with
sales taxes. 46.5 percent a year ago. At the
same time, searches for starter
G● iving homeowners the choice of and trade-up homes rose to 60.5
either writing off state and local taxes
or mortgage interest, but not both.

S● etting a household income ceiling
for eligibility to take the SALT deduc-

It’s not clear which, if any, of these
might show up in a final legislative
package, but the SALT issue is defi-

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Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Oct. 20 to Oct. 26

The first fall weather saw a cooling of the real estate market last week in island ZIP codes 32951, 32903 and
32937. In a slow week, Indialantic led the way with 6 sales, followed by Satellite Beach with 5, Melbourne
Beach with 2, and Indian Harbour Beach reporting 1.
Our featured sale of the week was of a home in Aquarina. The residence at 260 Hammock Shore Drive was
placed on the market July 28 with an asking price of $619,000. The sale closed Oct. 20 for $550,000.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Mary Ellen Troilo of Triad Realty. The purchaser was
represented by David Settgast of Treasure Coast Sotheby’s.



$619,000 $550,000
RIVER OAKS AT AQUARI 260 HAMMOCK SHORE DR 7/28/2017 $530,000 $619,000 10/20/2017 $430,000
BCH WDS STG 7 PHS 2R 3120 RIVER VILLA WAY 5/5/2017 $459,900 10/23/2017


OCEAN SD VIL P3 RPLT 416 PIRATES MOON CT 5/22/2017 $650,000 $650,000 10/26/2017 $640,000
CORAL PALMS CONDO 2875 N HIGHWAY A1A 604 8/29/2017 $575,000 $575,000 10/24/2017 $555,000
CORAL REEF 1177 N HIGHWAY A1A 502 6/5/2017 $530,000 $530,000 10/26/2017 $520,000


VILLA DEL MAR SEC 2 165 DESOTO PKWY 7/3/2017 $324,770 $317,500 10/24/2017 $310,000
HARBOR BEACH CLUB A 1029 STEVEN PATRICK AVE 9/30/2016 $329,900 $329,900 10/23/2017 $341,350
THE HORIZON CONDO P3 405 HIGHWAY A1A 334 8/8/2017 $465,000 $445,000 10/26/2017 $387,000

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Bch Wds Stg 7 Phs 2R, Address: 3120 River Villa Way Subdivision: Coral Palms Condo, Address: 2875 N Highway A1A 604

Listing Date: 5/5/2017 Listing Date: 8/29/2017
Original Price: $530,000 Original Price: $575,000
Recent Price: $459,900 Recent Price: $575,000
Sold: 10/23/2017 Sold: 10/24/2017
Selling Price: $430,000 Selling Price: $555,000
Listing Agent: Sarah Munkacsy & Alan Munkacsy Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter & Kirk Kessel

Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Sarah Munkacsy & Alan Munkacsy David Curri

Coldwell Banker Paradise Curri Kirschner Real Estate Group

Subdivision: Coral Reef, Address: 1177 N Highway A1A 502 Subdivision: Ocean Sd Vil P3 Rplt, Address: 416 Pirates Moon Ct

Listing Date: 6/5/2017 Listing Date: 5/22/2017
Original Price: $530,000 Original Price: $650,000
Recent Price: $530,000 Recent Price: $650,000
Sold: 10/26/2017 Sold: 10/26/2017
Selling Price: $520,000 Selling Price: $640,000
Listing Agent: Sherra Cameruci Listing Agent: DeWayne Carpenter & Kirk Kessel

Selling Agent: Cameruci Realty, Inc. Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc

Bruce Flickinger Patrick McLoughlin

Florida Oasis Realty National Realty of Brevard

Subdivision: Harbour Lights Ph1, Address: 131 Island View Dr

Listing Date: 9/5/2017
Original Price: $670,000
Recent Price: $670,000
Sold: 10/24/2017
Selling Price: $660,000
Listing Agent: Michelle Mckinney

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Interactive

Joel Ludlow

Curri Properties

Subdivision: Waterway Estates 5th, Address: 436 Eagle Dr

Listing Date: 6/5/2017
Original Price: $515,000
Recent Price: $499,900
Sold: 10/24/2017
Selling Price: $489,000
Listing Agent: Thomas Taranto

Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty, Brevard

Jason Shinpaugh

Island Tradition Properties





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