Better cellphone service comes
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MY VERO Old guard makes
late bid to thwart
BY RAY MCNULTY Vero electric sale
Can Vero High make it
to football Final Four?
When Lenny Jankowski was ‘This may be the best thing that ever happened to Vero Beach’ BY LISA ZAHNER
hired to be Vero Beach High Staff Writer
School’s football coach in Jan- – Bill Kelley, Moorings resident and former Dean of University of Pennsylvania Medical School
uary 2011, his assignment was The sale of Vero Beach elec-
to restore the program’s fad- Leaders of Indian River Medical Center, the Hospital District and Cleveland Clinic Florida listen to public comment. PHOTO BY LEIGH GREEN tric to Florida Power & Light
ing glory and, sooner rather might represent the city’s fu-
than later, compete for state Cleveland takeover of hospital moves ahead ture, but next week’s hearing
championships. before the Florida Public Ser-
BY MICHELLE GENZ leaders of the hospital and the and a half, a deal had been re- vice Commission is starting
That meant he needed to Staff Writer Hospital District bordered on vealed a week ago that could to look like Throwback Tues-
win – win quickly, win often, giddy. define healthcare in Vero day, with former mayors Tom
win when it mattered most. Even before this week’s final Beach for the next three-quar- White and Jay Kramer filing
votes on a Cleveland Clinic After multiple meetings ters of a century. testimony opposing the PSC’s
For the most part, he has takeover of Indian River Med- about hundreds of pages of approval of the sale.
done so: Now in his eighth sea- ical Center, the mood among documents costing millions The taxpayer-owned com-
son, Jankowski has compiled to arrive at over the past year White and Kramer are prob-
an impressive 76-10 record at CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 ably the highest profile anti-
Vero Beach, where his teams sale voices from the past tes-
have won 49 consecutive regu- tifying to bolster the case of
lar-season games, dating back the Civic Association of Indian
to 2013, as well as four consec- River County, which is object-
utive district titles and 15 con- ing to the deal – though former
secutive district games. councilman Ken Daige and
longtime utilities commit-
His fun-to-watch Fighting tee member Herb Whittall are
Indians also have reached the both set for cameo roles.
Class 8A playoffs in each of
his seven previous seasons, The attorney representing
advancing to four regional the long moribund Civic As-
semifinals and the regional sociation is one-term council-
final in 2013, when they fell
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Trial of accused killer of Diana Duve One local golfer to tee off in Senior Women’s
seen finally starting early in new year Amateur Championship at Orchid Island Club
BY FEDERICO MARTINEZ Jones, 35, is accused of stran- BY RAY MCNULTY U.S Senior Women’s Amateur
Staff Writer gling Duve, a resident of The Staff Writer Championship, which starts
Moorings, at his Vero town- Saturday at the Orchid Island
More than four years after the house, then putting her body Bermuda Bay resident Lau- Golf & Beach Club.
gruesome murder of 26-year- in the trunk of her black Nis- ra Carson will be the lone local
old nurse Diana Duve, her one- san Altima and driving to Mel- golfer in the 132-player field “It’s always harder to be
time boyfriend Michael David bourne where he abandoned when she tees off in the 57th the one – out there with
Jones is expected to finally the car in a Publix parking lot.
stand trial in early 2019. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
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Diana Duve murder trial nesses and is waiting for the prosecu- launched, with the Vero Beach Police The case has dragged on as Jones
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 tion,” Glenn told Cox. “We’re ready.” Department as the lead agency since faced court proceedings in Broward
the young woman was last seen alive County and attorneys played a game
Jones could face the death penalty if Jones, who has pleaded not guilty at What-a-Tavern on Royal Palm Pointe of legal chess by making motions and
convicted. to the first-degree murder charge, on the night of her death. counter motions, including Glenn’s
did not appear in court for the status attempt to get the death penalty dis-
Assistant State Attorney Brian Work- hearing. Jones and Duve had a history of missed for his client.
man and Assistant Public Defender violent, destructive behavior, accord-
Stanley Glenn, who is representing Workman said he needed a little ing to depositions from friends and Cox in July denied nine out 10 of the
Jones, informed Judge Cynthia Cox more time to interview the last few co-workers. Jones, who was working defense’s motions related to disallow-
during a Sept. 26 hearing that they are witnesses, including the medical ex- as a banker at the time of his arrest, ing the death penalty. One motion re-
wrapping up the last witness inter- aminer, who had a last-minute sched- had previously been convicted of ag- sulted in a compromise whereby pros-
views and are almost ready to start the uling conflict. gravated stalking in Broward County ecutors and defense attorneys would
trial. A Dec. 6 status hearing has been in an incident involving a different agree on proper jury instructions to
scheduled to determine if a trial date Duve was found by police after her woman and was on probation when emphasize that the jury’s recommen-
can be set. mother reported her missing and co- police tracked him to a Fort Pierce dation on the death penalty upon con-
workers became concerned when she hotel room after Duve’s body was viction is significantly more binding
“The defense has deposed all wit- missed her shift as a Registered Nurse found. than just advice to the judge.
at Sebastian River Medical Center.
A multicounty investigation was
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one game shy of the state’s Final Four.
Vero Beach is 6-0 heading into Oc-
tober and again, it appears, headed to
the playoffs. This time, though, there’s a
real reason to believe this season might
be different, maybe even special.
Three of Vero’s victories have come
on the road – against defending Class
7A champion Venice, perennial Class
1A power Pahokee and the best St. Lu-
cie West Centennial team in years.
“I think playing a difficult sched-
ule and overcoming adversity helps,”
“We’ve played three road games
against strong programs with teams
that are doing well this season,” he
added. “You’d hope those kinds of ex-
periences would have some value as
the season progresses.”
To win a second state championship
– Vero Beach’s only such title came in
1981, one year after the arrival of legend-
ary coach Billy Livings – the Fighting In-
dians need to win tough games against
upper-echelon opponents away from
the friendly confines of the Citrus Bowl.
Clearly, Jankowski knows what it
will take to bring home a title, though
he said he has always tried to put to-
gether the best schedule possible,
balancing the program’s competitive
needs with the financial benefits of
playing in front of big crowds at home.
“I’m also the athletic director, and
I’ve got to fund 49 varsity and sub-var-
sity teams,” Jankowski said. “Football
makes money. When we play a home
football game, we make money.”
Same goes for visiting non-district
teams, which is why so many of them
are willing to make the trip toVero Beach
and take home a share of the gate.
But a state championship – or even
a run to the state’s Final Four – would
be worth far more, at least in terms of
stature and, possibly, in additional rev-
enues generated by appearances on
ESPN, which nationally televises open-
Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 4, 2018 3
ing-week, high school games involving here, against the advice of some Jankowski, however, saw possibili- ing,” he added. “I believed if we did the
marquee teams with top recruits. friends who warned him that the Vero ties where skeptics saw problems. little things, big things would happen.”
job wasn’t what it was a decade earlier.
“Top programs playing out-of-state “I had a good job at Walton, made a They have.
games is becoming a big thing,” Jankows- He was told people had stopped good living and had a nice house, but I With Jankowski running the show –
ki said, “and I think it would be great to coming to games, the best athletes remembered what Vero Beach football at times, that’s what his passing attack
get ESPN to come to the Citrus Bowl.” on campus weren’t playing football, was – the Citrus Bowl, the crowds, the resembles – the Fighting Indians con-
and that Vero hadn’t been in any seri- tradition – and I believed we could be tinue to play a brand of football that is
With that in mind, Jankowski began ous conversations regarding the state’s successful there,” Jankowski said. as entertaining as it is successful.
exploring the possibility of scheduling better programs since the late 1990s. And now that they’ve taken their act
what he called a “game of national sig- Worse, he was told Fighting Indian “I was confident we would play the on the road, Vero Beach fans are eager
nificance” two years ago. football was becoming irrelevant. type of game the players would enjoy to see how far they can go.
playing and the fans would enjoy watch-
Those efforts resulted in Vero
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“We’ve definitely embraced the
challenge of playing on the road
against teams of that caliber, and our
kids have handled it,” Jankowski said.
“But scheduling these games isn’t
easy,” he added. “The hardest thing
about scheduling in high school? You
don’t know how good your team is
going to be, and you don’t know how
good the other teams are going to be
– because it can change from year to
year. You also have to get the other
“The last couple of years, our sched-
ule has played out well for us.”
Only home games remain on Vero
Beach’s regular-season schedule, which
will bring Fort Pierce Westwood, Trea-
sure Coast, Fort Pierce Central and Se-
bastian River to the Citrus Bowl.
Then, barring an unlikely collapse,
the Fighting Indians will return to the
playoffs and resume their quest for a
“It’s such a long process and there are
so many things along the way that have
to work in your favor,” Jankowski said of
chasing a championship. “If you spend
time looking too far ahead, you’ll mess
up what’s right in front of you, so you
can’t get ahead of the task at hand.
“But I do believe in being goal-orient-
ed and dangling the carrot,” he added.
“It’s OK to let the kids know what’s pos-
sible, but you’ve got to keep your focus,
because it’s a grind just to get to Friday
night. Once that’s over, you start again,
and you do that every week.
“Even then, there’s so much outside
your control, but that’s all part of the
It’s the challenge the former John
Carroll High player and coach accept-
ed when he left his position as football
coach and athletic director at Walton
High in DeFuniak Springs and moved
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Cleveland Clinic takeover That policy will be a boon to lower care will save Indian River County tax- The $250 million capital commit-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 income families. It will include free care payers an estimated $195 million over ment – which may or may not include
– both emergency and medically nec- the next 30 years, according to Boyles. construction of a wing of new patient
munity hospital that has limped along essary – for those making 250 percent Those savings will be far greater if the rooms, depending on whether Cleve-
financially for years at break-even or of federal poverty guidelines, or $62,500 lease is extended for the three 15-year land concludes they are needed –
below appeared to have secured its fu- for a family of four. That’s up from the increments, for a total of 75 years. “And breathes life back into the hospital.
ture under the auspices of an interna- current 150 percent limit for cover- we expect they will,” said Boyles. “It’s viability, it’s staying alive. There
tionally vaunted brand. age by the Hospital District. For those was some real question about IRMC’s
earning up to 400 percent of poverty “I’ve read a lot of these policies over viability going forward,” said Jordan
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hos- guidelines – an income of $100,400 for the years; this is a very robust policy.” Shields of Juniper Advisory, hired last
pital – the new name that has been a family of four – Cleveland Clinic will fall to advise hospital leaders on the
selected – could be a reality by early provide discounts on a sliding scale. Boyles’ estimate was in present sale.
2019. value dollars and is viewed as being
And if a patient’s hospital expenses received in lieu of rent for the District- “Leaving aside the benefit of the
“Just in time for the Vero Beach total more than 15 percent of a fam- owned hospital. Currently, the hospi- Cleveland Clinic relationship, what
Centennial!” said Ann Marie McCrys- ily’s gross annual income, Cleveland tal’s rent is prepaid through 2034 as you do know is you’re going to have
tal, a trustee who with her husband Clinic will provide discounts to ease part of the existing IRMC lease. $250 million invested in this commu-
Dr. Hugh McCrystal has decades of that burden. nity,” Shields said. “You can very con-
history with the hospital. “Maybe we “Rent will begin in year 31 should fidently say you wouldn’t have had it
should put the agreement in the time During that 30-month transition, CCF decide to renew, and every year otherwise. IRMC would have had you
capsule.” the Hospital District will pay $15 mil- after that until year 75 when the lease use your taxing authority to issue mu-
lion in indigent care costs in $500,000 ends,” explained District Board chair nicipal bonds, and the taxpayer would
“It won’t fit,” said the Hospital Dis- monthly increments. That phase-in Marybeth Cunningham. have been responsible for all that.”
trict’s lead transaction attorney, Wil- of Cleveland’s indigent coverage is
liam Boyles, smacking one fat packet intended to ease the transition of the At the end of the lease, Cleveland Cleveland also assumes all IRMC li-
of documents on the table. hospital out of its current precarious Clinic has promised to return a “work- abilities.
financial state into profitability. The ing facility” to the District, and will
The documents included a $250 half-million dollar amount is less than offer any “specialized, cutting edge” Shields spoke to the District in a
million capital commitment over the the average $620,000 a month the Dis- equipment at a depreciated rate, a presentation last Wednesday along
first decade of Cleveland Clinic con- trict is currently paying, clause added at the District’s insis- with the financial analysts, the day
trol; a 30-year lease with the Hospital tence so as not to deter the new sys- after the Cleveland Clinic deal details
District plus three 15-year renewal “What we wanted to do in our ne- tem from holding back on buying new were revealed.
terms for a total of 75 potential years; gotiations with Cleveland Clinic is equipment as the lease expiration date
and a significantly expanded hospital provide a bridge between where the approaches. On Tuesday, it was IRMC transac-
indigent care policy, the cost of which hospital is now and where it will be in tion attorney Lou Glaser who outlined
would be assumed in full by Cleveland several years,” explained Boyles. As District trustees in a separate ses- many of the details of the Cleveland-
Clinic 30 months after the deal closes. sion last week listened to outside con- IRMC agreement, including how the
Cleveland’s offer to assume indigent sultants analyze the deal, there was governing board of the hospital will
more to consider than dollars and cents, change under Cleveland Clinic Florida.
Trustee Michael Weiss pointed out.
While the board will still have 17
“The quality of care is going to in- members, only three will be members
crease. That’s truly of value to the tax- of the existing IRMC board. The cur-
payer.” rent chair of the IRMC Foundation
board as well as the chair of the Hos-
District Board treasurer Allen Jones pital District board will become ex-
agreed. He also called the $250 million officio members – non-voting mem-
capital outlay “huge,” even though it bers who serve because of their posts.
technically shows up in the IRMC plus A community representative will be
column, not the District’s. He noted chosen by Cleveland Clinic from a
that the outlay covers maintenance slate of residents provided by the Hos-
while adding value to a District-owned pital District Board, and there will be
property. two representatives of the hospital’s
medical staff. The nine remaining
Furthermore, the generosity of members of the board will be chosen
Cleveland Clinic’s financial assistance by Cleveland Clinic.
for low- and moderate-income pa-
tients would offer free care to at least Cleveland Clinic will also be choos-
another 10,000 residents, Jones esti- ing a new CEO, Boyles said. It will likely
mated, along with some degree of help a physician, in keeping with the physi-
for many thousands more. cian-run tradition of Cleveland Clinic.
“I think it’s important the public has If at the end of the lease term or its
some grasp of what’s happening here renewal periods, the Hospital District
because a lot of it is getting lost,” Jones wants to sell the properties, Cleveland
said. “Our obligation is not just to the Clinic has a right of first refusal. A sale
taxpayer, though that’s important. It’s would require a county-wide referen-
to the entire community. We’re trying to dum.
measure what kind of real impact this is
going to have to people. If you factor in The agreements spell out the terms
quality of care, access to care and avail- of a member substitution, the typical
ability of care, that’s even more.” “road map,” as Glaser put it, for one
nonprofit to assume control over an-
For years, the hospital has sur- other, in this case, Cleveland Clinic
vived in part because of Hospital Dis- Florida over IRMC. Along with the hos-
trict and philanthropic support. Had pital, Cleveland Clinic Florida will as-
Cleveland Clinic or another partner sume control of IRMC’s subsidiaries,
system not come into the picture, tax- including the IRMC Foundation and
payers would likely have faced a hefty the entities that own Vero Radiology
bond request in addition to a tax levy and the Health and Wellness Center.
for indigent care to keep the hospital’s
doors open, consultants said.
Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 4, 2018 5
At the end of the lease term, those one day be owned by taxpayers like and post-partum care to mothers who one service line that few want to see
properties will remain with Cleveland the rest of the District’s real estate. can’t afford it. At a current price tag of disappear. The Cleveland Clinic agree-
Clinic Florida/IRMC. They will not re- $1.7 million a year, it dates to the 1990s ment specifies that maternity care,
vert to the District, Boyles said. “And The Hospital District, meanwhile, and is aimed at reducing the high in- gynecology and in-patient well-baby
they never would have,” he added, is expected to continue its financial fant mortality rate in the county. care are “required services” during the
dispelling a broadly held notion that support for the Partners in Women’s 10-year “commitment” period. The
properties acquired by IRMC would Health program, a collaborative ini- With IRMC providing the only ma-
tiative to provide pre-natal, obstetric ternity care in the county, OB/Gyn is CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
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Cleveland Clinic takeover District board Thursday that those directors and the trustees of the Hos- people. This is a great reminder to all
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 centers will retain their names. pital District, which owns the hospital of us that it’s a privilege to be part of
properties on behalf of the taxpayers. this process.”
same is true for cardiac, cancer, gas- Employees of the hospital can ex- The boards were to vote separately
troenterological and mental health pect to keep their jobs at the same and both had to approve the deal. “This is phenomenal to hear all these
care. rate of pay and benefits, though IRMC things and have people throw out these
employee policies may shift to better “It would be nice if it was unani- challenges,” said Wael Barsoum, MD,
But there is an out: Any of those align with those of Cleveland Clinic. mous,” said District Board chairwoman president of Cleveland Clinic Florida,
service lines can be discontinued if Cunningham. She, along with Wayne at the end of the sessions’ public com-
“comparable” care becomes available As for public reporting, Cleveland Hockmeyer, IRMC chairman of the ment period. “I give you my word that
from another healthcare system “at a Clinic will not operate under Florida’s board, were the two boards’ designated we will do everything we can to make
healthcare facility or hospital” within Government in the Sunshine laws, negotiators in the deal. sure you get the care that you all de-
“the greater of” Indian River County or as the Hospital District must. In the serve.”
a 25-mile radius of IRMC. amended lease, the few requirements Assuming the boards voted in favor
for public reporting and meetings im- of the takeover, the deal must now be “I’m excited to see that Cleveland
Cleveland Clinic must first meet posed on IRMC are gone. approved by state and federal agen- Clinic is excited,” said District Trustee
with the Hospital District and if Cleve- cies, a process that could take three Tracey Zudans.
land decides to go ahead with shutting But in an effort to build a positive to four months, bringing the deal to a
down a line of service, it must give 90 relationship with its landlord, the Hos- close in January or February 2019. Vero electric sale
days’ notice to the public, the Hospi- pital District, Cleveland has agreed CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
tal District and a four-person group to report twice a year to the District Glaser, a 30-year veteran of health
established in the agreement as the trustees – once in writing, once ver- system transaction law, remarked on woman Lynne Larkin, so it will be like a
Commitment Integrity Committee. bally – on the health services it of- the packed room at Indian River State big ol’ reunion in Tallahassee of all the
fers or is considering offering; capital College’s Richardson Center last week, people who fought selling their beloved
During that same 10-year commit- spending; annual goals; benchmarks an audience that included not only old- electric utility for more than a decade.
ment period, Cleveland can’t “cause a and achievement rates for quality; er, affluent residents tied to the medical
change of control” of the hospital. It and the amount of indigent care it has community but about a dozen young In his statement summary, Kramer
also can’t change the mission of the provided. It will also share a copy of men and women in dark green scrubs, says: “A higher public interest exists
IRMC Foundation: to raise money in the annual report it must file with the healthcare workers and students. than merely the vague promise of low-
support of the hospital, primarily for state’s Agency for Health Care Admin- er rates, that of making an informed
capital improvements. istration, or AHCA. “In this day and age, you can do a opinion based on facts.”
transaction without ever seeing a cli-
Asked about naming rights on cen- This week’s final votes on Wednes- ent,” Glaser told the group. “When “The facts set forth by FPL about the
ters of excellence built through phi- day – taken after this issue of 32963 you come into a room like this you’re rates and fees being charged are not
lanthropy, attorneys told the Hospital had gone to press – involved two Ve- reminded that what you’re really doing
ro-based boards: the IRMC board of is about communities, patients and
Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 4, 2018 7
supported by the facts and call into sale to FPL is the will of our commu- A delegation from the Shores, in- The Office of Public Counsel, which
question the alleged benefits to the nity. Despite the protests of a small few cluding former mayor Brian Barefoot, said it would not preemptively ob-
public interest of a sale,” White’s sum- who appear unhappy with the political is traveling to Tallahassee next week, ject to the PSC’s June 5 vote, has since
mary says. “The [Civic Association] ... process, we shall continue moving for- hoping to have a chance to speak. “It’s jumped into the fray and hired a con-
where I’ve been a member for many ward, not back,” Howle said Monday. worth it to fight for our community and sultant who argued that Vero ratepay-
years, has always spoken about it.” that’s why we’re going,” Barefoot said. ers should reimburse the 4.9 million
“I believe the PSC knows this too. So, existing FPL customers for a $116.2
Anti-sale activists claimed during we look forward to the hearing as an A pre-hearing conference was set million acquisition adjustment.
their time in office that rate disparities opportunity to reiterate this and the for this Wednesday, with a defined, six-
between Vero Electric and Florida Pow- very important fact that this sale will fold purpose – simplifying the issues; By some calculations, that figure rep-
er & Light were exaggerated, and that benefit not only Vero Beach but all of identifying the positions of the parties; resents the difference between the $185
one day soon, Vero’s rates would be the FPL’s existing customers.” attempting to identify admissions of million FPL is paying and the market
same as or less than or FPL rates. fact to whittle down disputed points; value of the nuts and bolts of the system
Indian River Shores Mayor Tom identifying exhibits to be admitted into and its nearly 35,000 customers.
That much-anticipated day never Slater said he’s optimistic going into evidence; establishing an order of wit-
came, and White’s City Council en- next week’s proceedings. He sees the nesses; and finally, considering other In its statement, the OPC asserts
tered into a wholesale power deal that PSC approval of the sale as solving matters “which may aid in the disposi- that, “Granting FPL’s rates and ser-
ended up only making Vero’s long- three big problems for the Shores. tion of the matter.” vice to COVB customers may be in the
term entanglements even worse. public interest; however granting re-
Slater says the Shores is in the electric All the parties filed pre-hearing covery of the acquisition premium as
County Attorney Dylan Reingold battle for the long haul, wherever that statements laying out their positions proposed will harm the general body
said Kramer has so far not made him- might take the town. Taxpayers have on 20 different issues, large and small, of FPL customers.”
self available to be questioned on his already spent more than $1 million in from whether or not they think the
statements. Reingold will be repre- legal fees on regulatory efforts and liti- three objectors – Brian Heady, Michael That was also the argument set forth
senting the county next week. Bruce gation in an effort to get the Shores off Moran and Larkin’s Civic Association by the Florida Industrial Power Users
May of Holland and Knight will be rep- Vero’s system. “Having the PSC make a – indeed have standing, to whether Group prior to FIPUG dismissing its
resenting Indian River Shores. FPL will fair settlement means the suits would or not Vero’s situation represents “ex- objection.
have its legal team there and Vero will be dismissed, plus it would take care of traordinary circumstances” and what
be represented by attorneys from the the issue of having the town divided, they think the PSC should do. The PSC hearing is set for all day
Carlton Fields law firm that has nego- 75 of the population on Vero electric Tuesday, with general public com-
tiated and shepherded the transaction and 25 percent already on FPL,” Slater The 3-2 approval of the sale by the PSC ment scheduled for 5 p.m. There will
these past two years. said. “It would also resolve the issue of in June was based upon a finding of “ex- be an additional hearing day for evi-
two different rates being charged in the traordinary circumstances” that would dence and testimony on Wednesday, if
Current Vero Mayor Harry Howle town, higher rates on the Vero system allow FPL to pay significantly more for needed. After the hearing the PSC staff
is staunchly behind the sale. “I know, than FPL rates.” Vero’s system than it is technically worth. will weigh in and a formal ruling is ex-
beyond a shadow of a doubt, that this pected before the end of 2018.
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Tourney at Orchid Island Vero Beach area. The 2015 U.S. Mid- “Bruce was a pro in charge of tourna- when she felt her game was ready, she
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Amateur was played at John’s Island. ments and I was working in the pro began competing again.
everyone’s expectations and people Carson already has contributed to “I played a lot of golf and it was a lot
rooting for you,” Carson said. “I expe- the cause: She has written a short ar- Shortly afterwards, they married of fun,” Carson said. “It was all brand
rienced some of that a couple of weeks ticle for the tournament program. and started a family, and Carson’s golf new again. I played as much as I could.”
ago, during the qualifier at the Vero game went on hiatus. “I didn’t play
Beach Country Club. “The marketing people asked me much from ages 23 to 50,” she said. Nowadays, she plays four days each
to write something – about me and week and practices on two others.
“You hear it, you feel it, and there’s Orchid Island, being part of USGA She did manage to play her way into
pressure because you want to do well,” events, how golf is a game for a life- a couple of national championships in “I just love playing golf,” she said.
she added. “But I’m excited about it. time,” Carson said. “I was very nervous 1987 – the U.S. Women’s Amateur in “To me, it’s the greatest game there is.”
This tournament is a big deal, and get- about it, because a lot of the people I Rhode Island and U.S. Women’s Open
ting to play it in front of people you know are going to read it. But I sent it in New Jersey, where she birdied the It was during her return to the game
know can only add to the experience.” in and they didn’t change a word.” first hole. that she realized the abandonment
of her dreams of playing professional
The same goes for her familiarity Carson, 62, has an interesting story “My name was up on the leader- golf was a blessing, because remaining
with Orchid Island’s Arnold Palmer- to tell. board,” Carson said. “Not for long, but an amateur provides her with more
designed course, a picturesque layout it was fun seeing it up there.” opportunities to compete.
that challenges golfers with water on She grew up in northwestern Penn-
17 of 18 holes. sylvania, 90 miles south of Buffalo, She was 29, and for the next 20 years, In fact, she has played in 11 tourna-
N.Y., with three brothers who got her she played golf only on rare occasions, ments over the past 24 months, finish-
Though she is a member at Bent involved in athletics. During her teen such as when her father would visit. ing sixth in the Florida Women’s Se-
Pine, Carson said she has played at Or- years, her father advised her to focus She did not play competitively. nior Open in August at the Quail Creek
chid Island four times in the past four on one sport, preferably one at which Country Club in Naples.
months. Also, her husband, Bruce, was she could excel. Then, when she was 49, she attend-
the club’s first head golf pro when the ed a family reunion, during which she “I can play in a lot more tournaments,
course opened in 1991. Carson chose golf, which she went joined several of her relatives on the especially in my age group,” Carson
on to play at Florida’s Rollins College, golf course. said, “so I wouldn’t change a thing.”
So she’ll have the home-course ad- where she qualified for the NCAA Divi-
vantage. sion National Championships as a se- “It was terrible,” Carson said. “I don’t Over the years, Carson and her hus-
nior. After graduating, she still played have a classic golf swing. I have a very band moved from Vero Beach to Nar-
“I feel I know the course,” Carson competitively as an amateur and had unique swing that needs repetition; it ragansett, R.I., to Lake Forest, Ill., be-
said. “Not like I know Bent Pine, but thoughts about turning professional. takes more practice and timing. And I fore both retired and returned here in
I’m comfortable at Orchid Island. It’s a hadn’t played. 2014. And when she tees off Saturday
great match-play course and it’ll be a To keep her hopes alive, she would at the Senior Women’s Amateur, she’ll
wonderful championship.” find winter jobs that would allow “So I decided right then and there be the home team.
her to play golf during the summer that I’d either take the game serious-
The Senior Women’s Amateur, sched- months. That’s how she ended up in ly again or I wouldn’t play at all,” she “I prefer stroke play, where it’s just
uled to run through Oct. 11, will be the Vero Beach, where she would meet her added. “And I decided to try again.” me against the course, but match
second United States Golf Association future husband – on the practice put- play is so much a part of the game
national championship played in the ting green at John’s Island in 1979. She spent hours on the practice that I’ve gotten better at it,” Carson
range and greens, refining her quirky said. “My golf game is good and I’m
“We both worked there,” Carson said. swing and rediscovering her touch on happy with it – but that could change
and around the greens. Eventually, next week.”
Publix moving slowly ahead on north island supermarket
BY RAY MCNULTY WindCrest Development Group, the erty, close to the road, with a parking “They consult with us,” said Rich Sz-
Staff Writer firm hired by Publix to develop the prop- lot behind the buildings, adjacent to pyrka, the county’s public works direc-
erty in preparation for construction. the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s tor, “but 510 in that area is totally the
As of Monday, Publix still hadn’t golf course. There would be a driveway DOT’s responsibility.”
submitted an application to build a In his email, Vitter wrote: into the property on each side.
much discussed shopping center in “The Jungle Trail driveway being According to Szpyrka, Publix wants
the southeast corner of Orchid, Town set back in a turn lane is something The photos show a crosswalk at the FDOT to install a traffic signal at the
Manager Noah Powers said. DOT might object to.” eastern driveway, but there’s no obvi- western driveway into the shopping
“Without the right turn, vehicles ous marking for a traffic signal, which area, across from Fire Rescue Station
However, a developer and engineer- will turn from the through lane, thus Publix has said it wants. No. 11.
ing consultant hired by Publix has been slowing down traffic on 510 and mak-
communicating with Indian River ing it safer for pedestrians and bikes.” Contacted last weekend, Vitter re- “We’re waiting to see what they ulti-
County and Florida Department of “The right-turn lane creates an ferred all inquiries to Publix, which mately propose and we’ll act when they
Transportation officials regarding the additional lane of traffic for pedestri- has not responded to phone messages make a final decision,” Szpyrka said.
traffic improvements needed to ac- ans and bikes to cross. or an emailed request for an interview.
commodate the proposed supermar- “A good chunk of existing vegeta- At a packed public meeting in April,
ket-anchored center on State Road 510. tion will be removed from Jungle Trail “The developer and consultant have Publix officials outlined their plans to
to meet sight-distance lines.” reached out to our public-works and build a down-sized, 31,000-square-
A Sept. 10 email sent to county of- “A large concrete drainage struc- planning people, and we’ve had con- foot supermarket that would anchor a
ficials by Jim Vitter of the Vero Beach ture will need to be modified to ac- versations with them,” County Admin- six-store shopping center.
office of Kimley-Horn & Associates – a commodate the turn lane.” istrator Jason Brown said last week.
planning, engineering and design firm – Vitter asked county and FDOT of- “They’re looking at the roadway, drain- Two months later, Publix informed
expressed concerns about the proposed ficials to review and respond to these age, traffic signals – things like that – town officials of its intention to move
installation of a westbound right-turn potential problems. but it’s still very early in the process.” forward with the plan and submit the
lane approaching the project’s eastern Attached to his email were two sat- necessary application to build, prom-
driveway, near the Jungle Trail. ellite photographs marked with pro- It’s also not the county’s call. ising that the architectural design of
posed changes to the roadway. While the county’s input on traffic the development would reflect a West
His concerns apparently stemmed As planned, the Publix and other improvements is welcomed, the ulti- Indies theme.
from a Sept. 7 meeting with county and stores would be at the front of the prop- mate decision rests with FDOT – be-
FDOT officials, as well as Craig Buchan- cause 510, from U.S. 1 to State Road Powers said he didn’t know when
an and Tom Murray of Orlando-based A1A, is a state roadway. It’s a county Publix would file the required paper-
road from U.S. 1 to State Road 512. work for consideration by the Town
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Mardy Fish tennis tournament returning to Boulevard
BY RAY MCNULTY GHO Homes, which is building and prize money increasing from $15,000 The new system reduces the number
selling villas there. to $25,000, will feature higher-ranked of players with ATPWorld Tour andWTA
Staff Writer players – and better-quality tennis – Tour rankings from 3,000 to 1,500 – 750
“Parking will be a challenge for than in previous years. men and 750 women. Last year’s tour-
Vero Beach’s annual pro tennis tourna- us, but we’re exploring some differ- nament in Vero Beach attracted players
ment is moving down the street – again. ent ideas, both on and off the site,” That’s because professional tennis ranked from No. 1,219 to No. 402.
said Randy Walker, the tournament is changing its tournament structure
With a larger purse and stronger co-chairman. “There are parking lots in 2019, eliminating the entry-level Fish and Walker said they plan to
field of players, the Mardy Fish Chil- nearby, and we could also use a shuttle circuit that included the Vero Beach pursue a jump to the Challenger Tour,
dren’s Foundation Tennis Champion- a bus. We’ll have it figured out before event, reducing the number of play- the men’s tennis version of Triple-A
ships are returning to The Boulevard the tournament starts.” ers playing professional tennis and baseball, just one level below the ma-
Tennis Club after a two-year stay at increasing prize money to allow more jor-league ATP World Tour. To do so,
Grand Harbor, where the wildly popu- This year’s tournament is sched- players to make a living.
lar spring event was founded in 1995. uled for April 29 to May 5 and, with CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
“Up until a few weeks ago, we were
planning on going back to Grand Har-
bor, but they’ve had a management
change there, and they’ve changed their
philosophy on what types of events
they’re going to host,” saidWindsor ten-
nis director Tom Fish, who is chairman
of the foundation created by his son, a
former top-10 tennis player who grew
up in Vero Beach.
“The Boulevard has invited us back,
and we’re excited to take the tourna-
ment back there,” he added. “The new
ownership has really turned things
around. Everything there, from the fa-
cilities to the programs, has improved
so much in the past couple of years.
“There’s a reason they’ve tripled their
membership: They’ve made The Boule-
vard the hub of tennis in Vero Beach.”
The tournament was played at Grand
Harbor from 1995 through 2009 before
moving to The Boulevard in 2010. Af-
ter seven years, the event returned to
Grand Harbor in 2017.
Now, it’s again headed south on In-
dian River Boulevard.
Christophe Delavaut, The Bou-
levard’s tennis director and part of
the three-way ownership group that
bought the club in January 2017, saw
the tournament’s departure as a loss
and asked Fish to call if he ever needed
to move the event out of Grand Harbor.
That happened earlier this month.
“I think Tom was surprised Grand
Harbor didn’t want the tournament,
but I told him when we bought The
Boulevard to keep us in mind,” said
Delavaut, who worked at Grand Har-
bor for 20 years before leaving in April
2016. “We’re better-equipped to host it,
and we see this as a great opportunity.
“Not only does it give us more expo-
sure and keep our momentum going –
we’ve got over 300 members now – but
it also helps promote Counter Culture
and our food-and-beverage operation.”
The only potential problem is on-
During the tournament’s previous
run at The Boulevard, spectators used
a vacant, grass-covered lot south of the
clubhouse for overflow parking. That
property, however, was purchased by
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Mardy Fish tennis tourney tournament in Vero Beach a good fit, rounds, which, in years past, had draws add a second feature match on the
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 geographically and on the calendar. of up to 128 players. tournament’s weeknights, starting one
at 5 p.m. and another at 7 p.m.
however, they’d need to put up $75,000 “Getting to the Challenger level is still “The qualifying field is so much small-
or $50,000 in prize money plus hotel our goal,” Fish said. “We had more lo- er now and we won’t need to provide In addition, Walker said it’s possible
rooms for the players. cal businesses jump in to give us more nearly as many courts, so our members other local clubs could play host to pre-
support this year, and we’d need to go will not be inconvenienced,” Delavaut tournament events in which the win-
Challengers already are played in beyond even that.” said. “We can host the tournament and ners will be awarded wild-card berths in
April and May in Sarasota, Tallahassee still accommodate our regular programs the qualifying and main draws.
and Savannah, Ga., making a mid-May The tournament in Vero Beach and the members who want to play.”
will have a 32-player main draw and Sea Oaks and The Moorings are
24-player draw for the qualifying Fish and Walker said it’s likely they’ll among the possible sites.
Vero man arrested for trying to sell homemade bomb
BY RAY MCNULTY was arrested later that day. If convict- Panayotta Augustin-Birch, both based silencer was ready and that Condon had
ed, he faces up to 10 years in prison, a in Fort Pierce, would say where Con- offered to sell it for $300. The source said
Staff Writer $250,000 fine and three years’ proba- don is being held or offer any com- Condon also told him he would have
tion on each of the two felony counts. ment on the case. “additional explosive devices available
“Vietnam meets ISIS.” for purchase” when they met.
That’s how a 35-year-oldVero man de- At a detention hearing in Fort Pierce, The ATF learned of Condon’s illegal
scribed a homemade bomb he offered U.S. District Court Judge Shaniek activities on July 5, when a confidential The source agreed to meet at Con-
to sell to a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, To- Maynard, citing the dangerous nature source contacted the Florida Depart- don’s home at 5 p.m. Aug. 30 and brought
bacco and Firearms undercover agent, of the crimes and the “substantial” ment of Law Enforcement’s West Palm along the undercover agent, who com-
according to federal court records. weight of the evidence, ordered that Beach office, Christy wrote in his report. pleted the purchase, which was made in
The bomb was “comparable” to the Condon be held without bond. the garage with three $100 bills.
two pressure-cooker devices detonat- According to the report, the source
ed near the finish line of the Boston The judge acknowledged that Con- had a pending felony case against According to court records, Condon
Marathon in 2013, which killed three don does not have a “significant crimi- him in state court and was hoping the then showed the agent a home-made
people and injured hundreds of others. nal history.” FDLE would intervene on his behalf bomb, which Condon affectionately
Three weeks ago, a federal grand in exchange for information about called “Napalm” and described as
jury in Fort Pierce handed down an However, Maynard wrote that he someone who was “manufacturing si- “Vietnam meets ISIS,” and offered to
indictment charging Derek Matthew couldn’t ignore Condon’s ability to lencers and machine guns for sale” in sell it to him for $1,200.
Condon with possession of unregis- make home-made bombs using mate- the Vero Beach area.
tered firearms – two improvised explo- rials readily available to the public, or After leaving Condon’s home at
sive devices (IEDs) and a silencer for Condon’s willingness to sell the explo- FDLE contacted the ATF, and Christy 5:25 p.m., the undercover agent told a
an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle – and sives to “someone he’d been incarcer- – along with FDLE agents Thomas Ba- member of the St. Lucie County Sher-
the illegal transfer of a firearm, refer- ated with,” referring to the confiden- con and Raul Perez – interviewed the iff’s Office’s bomb squad he had ob-
ring to the sale of the silencer. tial source, and “someone he did not informant, who said he had met Con- served a pressure cooker, a clear plastic
ATF Special Agent Seth Christy al- know,” meaning the undercover agent. don while both were in the St. Lucie jar containing clear fluid, a dismantled
leged in his report that Condon sold County Jail, where Condon told him alarm clock, a 9-volt battery, a kitchen
the silencer to the undercover agent Maynard also noted Christy’s testi- of his “ability to manufacture silencers timer, lamp fuel, charcoal briquettes,
for $300 on Aug. 30; during the same mony that the bombs could be deto- and to convert semi-automatic AR- loose wires and a soldering iron.
meeting Condon offered to sell the nated inadvertently by being exposed 15 rifles into fully automatic machine
bomb for $1,200. The purchase was ar- to excessive heat in Condon’s garage. guns,” court records state. Bomb squad members concluded
ranged by a confidential source who that the agent’s observations were
accompanied the agent to the garage at “Thus,” the judge wrote, “the de- Court records state that the source “consistent with a destructive device,”
Condon’s home on 1600 block of 20th fendant’s activity created a danger not had covertly recorded one of his weap- and the ATF obtained a search warrant.
Avenue SW in Indian River County. only to those who would be harmed in ons-related conversations with Con-
Condon, a New York native who has an intentional bombing situation, but don and played the recording for the A search of Condon’s home uncov-
lived in Florida for 17 years and worked also to those in close proximity to him agents, prompting the ATF to begin ered a second pressure cooker; an ex-
locally as a glass and mirror installer, and his home.” recording “controlled phone calls” in plosives expert said both devices were
which the source negotiated the pur- “readily convertible to being fully func-
Maynard placed Condon in the cus- chase of a silencer from Condon. tioning bombs” that met the federal
tody of the U.S. Marshals Service, but statute definition of a destructive de-
neither Assistant U.S. Attorney Marton On Aug. 22, the source told the ATF the vice, court records state.
Gyires nor Federal Public Defender
Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 4, 2018 11
AT&T TAKES THE LEAD IN
SHORES CELLPHONE SERVICE
BY LISA ZAHNER run to the Indian River Shores Public
Safety Complex up to the tower and
Staff Writer installing AT&T transmitters.
Indian River Shores cellphone cus- Only one company can be actively
tomers with AT&T wireless service, in- working on the tower and testing its
cluding Mayor Tom Slater, now have signal at a time, so now that AT&T
four bars of signal indoors, an achieve- technicians have closed out the proj-
ment more than 12 years in the making. ect, Verizon told Jones that they want
to fast-track plans to bring a strong
“I can talk on my phone inside my signal to Verizon customers, too. Many
house,” said Slater, a John’s Island resi- town residents, plus all the Shores
dent who added that he also gets four Public Safety communications equip-
bars of service inside the Town Coun- ment, are on the Verizon system.
cil chambers now. “The dead spots up
and down A1A where calls used to get Before he left office, former Mayor
dropped are gone.” Brian Barefoot predicted that if Verizon
got up and running a long time before
Making sure calls got passed to and AT&T, residents might start switching
from the new tower from towers to carriers. AT&T seemed to take notice, so
the north, south and west is what en- nowVerizon is the one playing catch-up.
gineers did in September, said Curt
Jones, CEO of Datapath Tower, the firm Jones estimated it will take about two
that planned, permitted, marketed months for Verizon to get up and run-
and built the tower. “It took a while to ning if contractors keep to the aggres-
make sure all those handoffs were tak- sive timetable they’ve laid out. Verizon
ing place,” Jones said. has already submitted construction
drawings, so the next step will be per-
Verizon signed on first to lease the mitting of the transmission equipment,
primo spot on the tower, but once which should go quickly as the Shores
the tower was finished AT&T jumped has its own building department.
at extending fiberoptic cable already
HOSPITAL DISTRICT TO FUND
SCHOOL VIOLENCE PREVENTION
BY MICHELLE GENZ tervention program addresses a grow-
Staff Writer ing problem that has been identified
as critical throughout our nation,” said
The Hospital District last week per- Trustee Ann Marie McCrystal who ini-
formed a last-minute resuscitation of tially proposed to the MHA that they
a program the board itself had asked to develop a program that the Hospital
see developed: a school violence pre- District could support.
vention and intervention program to
be run in public high schools through “Ninth-graders are at a stage of tran-
the Mental Health Association. sition from childhood to adulthood and
are on the cusp of that time in their lives
The program includes training for when they will be making independent
all ninth-graders as well as counseling and in many cases life-changing deci-
for students deemed at-risk of harm- sions that will produce positive or nega-
ing themselves or others. It also pro- tive outcomes in their lives,” she told the
vides for emotional support campus- board, as she asked that funding be full
wide after a traumatic event occurs. and not just a partial sum, as the board
had agreed to in prior budget hearings.
The $76,000 program had been in
limbo for months, as District trustees de- “This is the time to offer a proven pro-
bated whether the School Board should gram of preventing poor choices and the
provide at least part of the funding. ability to intervene at an appropriate level
of understanding as needed. It is my be-
But in a last-minute appeal last week, lief that if one child’s life can be saved as
the Mental Health Association’s clinical a result of this mental health program for
director, Jeanne Shepherd, pointed out our ninth-graders, then I would expect
schools are already providing support the taxpayers of our community would
by making available their classrooms share in the celebration of that life.”
and teachers for the effort.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
“The school violence prevention in-
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Sea trout spawning sounds offer hope for lagoon
BY SUE COCKING Inlet and the 17th Street bridge, he was ore, founder of Estuarine Coastal and duce based on the sounds they emit
Staff Writer happy with what he heard: The spot- Ocean Science (ECOS), told a small from vibrations in their gas bladders.
ted sea trout were making some seri- group of recreational anglers aboard He visits those sites year after year at
Vero Beach marine scientist Dr. ous whoopee. Captain Paul Fafeita's pontoon boat. night from April through late Septem-
Grant Gilmore was out on the lagoon "It's a barometer of water quality – not ber around the full and new moons.
last Tuesday night, wrapping up sev- Grant’s hydrophone picked up loud just spawning."
eral months of research funded by a clickety-clacking, freight train-type Gilmore, who is widely considered
$25,000 grant from the Coastal Con- noises some 10 feet below – signs that Gilmore has been studying the the most eminent expert on fish spe-
servation Association. males and females were still enthusi- spawning calls of fish in the 150-mile- cies in the lagoon, zeroed in on sea
astically propagating their species. long lagoon since he began his career trout because it's an important recre-
When he lowered an underwater at Harbor Branch Oceanographic In- ational species and a prime indicator
microphone to the bottom of the In- "The sound is directly proportion- stitute 40 years ago, mapping more of overall lagoon health.
dian River Lagoon between Fort Pierce al to eggs in the water column – the than 100 sites where sea trout repro-
more sounds, the more eggs," Gilm- Gilmore believes the waters near
Vero Beach are the most important
spawning grounds left in the lagoon.
That is due, in large part, to tidal flush-
ing from the nearby Fort Pierce and Se-
bastian inlets that help maintain better
water quality and seagrass growth here
compared to the rest of the estuary.
This summer, Gilmore partnered
with the Coastal Conservation Asso-
ciation of Florida – a statewide recre-
ational fishing and research-support
organization with more than 20,000
members – to expand his research. The
CCA awarded him a $25,000 grant, pur-
chased three complete hydrophone
sets, and deployed three small teams –
CCA members Gilmore taught to listen
in on and identify fish spawning calls.
Andy Steinbergs of Vero Beach,
chairman of the habitat committee for
CCA Florida, is one of the newly-mint-
ed trout eavesdroppers.
Steinbergs said his group will con-
tinue to listen in on trout next season,
feed the information to Gilmore and
"let him tell us whether the stocks are
getting better. CCA represents families
and fishermen and we want to make
sure our grandkids get to fish."
School violence prevention
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
Board Chairwoman Marybeth Cun-
ningham seconded McCrystal’s motion.
“I’ve had a couple of calls from
School Board members wanting to
talk about this and wanting to partner
in the future in other activities. I think
it’s very positive for the community
for government entities to partner and
talk to each other. But on this one par-
ticularly, I kept thinking, why is this so
hard for us? Because everything Ann
Marie says is true on how important
this is for ninth graders. It’s a tough
time. I think the pressures on young
people right now are unbelievable.
I’m glad I’m old and don’t have to go
through that again.”
The motion carried four to three,
with Michael Weiss, Tracey Zudans
and Barbara Bodner dissenting.
ORCA RECRUITS TEAM FOR LAGOON
‘LIVING SHORELINE’ PROJECT P. 17
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Lines in the Lagoon: Angling to make a difference
Liz, Bill and Ben George. Owen Collins and Edie Collins. PHOTOS CONTINUED ON PAGE 16
Rylie, Anne and Logan Patrick.
Lines in the Lagoon Committee. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE Charlie and Archie Challenor. ized vessel or along the shoreline.
Since all fishermen are renowned
BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF Typically, when someone starts nizer, was born and raised in Vero
Staff Writer a narrative with ‘Back in my day ...’ Beach and recalls fishing with her for their tall ‘fishtails,’ digital pho-
or ‘I remember when …,’ the story- dad as a child. “We would eat fish tos were sent in as proof that their
Young anglers reeled in an abun- teller has more than a few birthdays out of the river all the time. There accounts about the ‘reel’ big fish
dance of support for the Indian under their belt. The sad truth is were even shrimp in the river back they landed were true. Participants
River Lagoon last Saturday during that the high school students who then. Now a lot of the fish have snapped photos of each haul and
the fifth annual Lines in the Lagoon founded the tournament were only worms inside and growths on their posted the relevant data on the iAn-
Tri-County Junior Fishing Tourna- in their early teens when they re- heads. The fish aren’t as healthy as gler Tournament app.
ment. Its founders hope to inspire called better days and decided to they used to be.”
an equal passion in others of their embark on a mission to raise aware- After a long day of casting, par-
generation to protect and improve ness and funds toward lagoon re- She said that like their father, all ticipants gathered at Capt. Hiram’s
the health of our waterways. search and repair. three of their sons love fishing and Sandbar for an awards ceremony
have been involved with the event and celebration, where a raffle of-
The Indian River Lagoon is con- “When I was little the lagoon since the beginning. “I feel like our fered up coolers, sunglasses, tackle
sidered an estuary (where the river was clean. It’s dirty now and get- kids need to give back to the com- and fishing rods and reels, along
meets the sea) of national signifi- ting worse. We need to start helping munity. This was a way to give back with the featured Dragonfly Boat-
cance, but its well-being, along with the environment,” explained high while doing something they love.” works paddleboard.
that of the marine life it supports, school student Rylie Patrick, the
continues to decline. By raising only female committee member. The catch and release tournament Will Russell hooked the title of
awareness, these fishing enthusi- is always open to youth in Brevard, Grand Champion, landing seven
asts hope to ultimately reverse the As stewards of this fragile and Indian River and St. Lucie counties. snook that measured a total of 156
damage that has already been done. unique ecosystem, members of the Hoping to reel in the big one, about inches. Awards were also given for
LITL crew want to get junior anglers 70 anglers, ranging from kindergar- largest snook, redfish and sea trout,
In addition to attracting like- out on the water. By educating their ten through 12th grade, fished from the biggest non-premium fish, ugli-
minded preservationists, the first peers at an early age, they hope to 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. last Saturday and est fish, youngest angler and mys-
four tournaments raised roughly impress upon them the importance pulled up 199 fish. tery fish.
$170,000 to help fund programs at of the lagoon not only as a place to
the Ocean Research & Conservation fish and frolic, but to nurture and Participants were told they had Spanning 156 miles along Flor-
Association and the Coastal Con- preserve for future generations. to hook, catch and land their fish ida’s East Coast, the lagoon is one
servation Association of Florida. without assistance and could do so of the most biodiverse ecosystems
Edie Collins, LITL parent orga- in the lagoon from kayak, motor- in North America and serves as a
spawning ground and nursery for
more than 700 oceanic, lagoon and
shellfish. Within this watery won-
derland, 2,200 species of animals
and 2,100 species of plants have
been documented. It is home to one
of the most diverse bird populations
in America and approximately one-
third of the nation’s manatee popu-
lation lives in or migrates through
the lagoon. In addition to its eco-
logical importance, the lagoon is of
major economic significance, with
an estimated $3.7 billion price tag
according to a 2015 EPA report.
For more information, visit line-
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PHOTOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Hannah, Andrew, Dahlia and Kim Flores.
Andrea and Matt Beam.
John Berryman, Cade Fallis and Cody Berni. Raffle winner Catherine Colton. Tanner Lenhardt with Lines in the Lagoon
Grand Champion Will Russell and Chase Cornell.
Bethany Hall, Matt Hall, and Aiden Hall. Nick Ramos, Jeff Dobbertien and Larry Parks.
Jodi Smith and Kristen Simpson. Payton, Heidi and Haley Andrews.
Dylan O’Connor, Todd Marchant, Blake Mazzarella and Riker Pratt.
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ORCA recruits team for lagoon ‘living shoreline’ project
BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF their role in this system and how they not just plants and animals.
can help improve it.” “We’re all part of the problem. We
“Within a few months, you’ll start can all be part of the solution. We need
From the beginning, the Ocean seeing recruitment and biological informed citizens who know their role
Research and Conservation growth on that shell substrate. Mussels in the system and how they can help.
Association has taken a collaborative and worms and oysters will take hold People don’t intentionally harm the
approach to its Living Lagoon Project. and biologically cement the shells to- environment; they just don’t know how
ORCA received a $100,000 Impact gether,” said ORCA associate scientist they’re impacting the environment,”
100 grant in 2017 for the project, Matt Beam, to students standing waist said Rohm.
partnering with the Indian River deep in the water. He noted that the
Land Trust and students from local health of the lagoon affects everybody, For more information, visit teamorca.
schools to rebuild waterfront areas org, ysfirc.org or irlt.org.
by growing and planting a living
shoreline. PHOTOS CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
ORCA developed the project based “Having the Youth Sailing
on research gathered through its Foundation kids help is incredible,”
Kilroy water quality monitoring he said. “To use these children as
systems and Exotoxicity sediment volunteers is a wonderful educational
sampling program, which help experience. They’re on the water.
monitor the health of the Indian They’re connected to the lagoon
River Lagoon. Data was used to probably more than anyone else in
identify those IRLT properties that the community.”
could benefit from plant and animal
habitat restoration and shoreline Water quality is an important
reclamation, thereby stabilizing consideration for sailors, said Stu
shorelines and improving water Keiller, YSF executive director.
“In the extreme case, the water is
Last week, more than 75 Youth so polluted that it’s unsafe; you can’t
Sailing Foundation sailors from go sailing. We have to assume that
Beachland Elementary, Osceola these kids are going to get immersed
Magnet, Gifford Middle School and in the water,” said Keiller. “Without
the Freshman Learning Center that water vista and the natural
volunteered to help “take back the aquatic park that the lagoon creates,
lagoon.” The students sailed upriver the character of Vero Beach would
with 18 tons of fossilized shell be completely different. To preserve
(previously bagged by volunteers) to the lagoon just makes common sense
construct a breakwater at the Land from an economic point of view, from
Trust’s Bridgeview property. It is one an aesthetic point of view and for the
of nine project sites from the Wabasso quality of life. There’s almost nothing
Causeway to south of The Moorings. more important.”
Once there, students formed Keiller said he hopes to impress
a bucket brigade to unload 600 that importance in budding sailors
50-pound bags of shells. After they’re through this and other projects,
constructed, the six breakwater noting that actually standing in the
structures will help with erosion is- muck alongside ORCA scientists
sues, slow the intrusion of muck and makes quite an impact, especially
stormwater, create an intertidal habi- “when your shoe gets sucked off and
tat and a surface for a variety of shel- you can’t find it because the visibility
tered and attached organisms, aid in is less than a foot.”
nutrient and sediment removal, and
improve water quality. Retta Rohm, ORCA education
coordinator and research
As part of the program, local assistant, said they want to inspire
students have also been propagating environmental stewardship. “We
native coastal vegetation in want the students to understand
schoolyard nurseries, which will be
planted once the structures are in
place to provide species habitat.
Earlier this year breakwaters
were erected along the shoreline
bordering the Toni Robinson
Waterfront Trail. The results have
been impressive, with indications of
sediment accretion, fish utilization
and seagrass growth, according to
David Heuberger, IRLT director of
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Finn Genoni and Jean Leon-Suazo with Matt Beam.
PHOTOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE Rhianna Stanley.
ORCA’s Matt Beam with students from Beachland Elementary.
Retta Rohm. Natalie Williams. Matt Beam and Jonathan Giessert.
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County agency on front line of substance-abuse fight
BY MARY SCHENKEL
According to a Surgeon General’s Carrie Lester.
Report on Facing Addiction in Amer-
ica, “the number of people with a sub- PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
stance use disorder exceeds the num-
ber of people diagnosed with cancer they die of hypoxia.” and adults, says Lester. them drink at home. A lot of parents
– any kind of cancer.” Even more In 2010, the Substance Awareness “Some people believe that alcohol do it with the best of intentions, but
frightening, opioid overdose deaths science says a consistent ‘no’ mes-
were five times higher in 2016 than in Center began instituting a Prevention isn’t as harmful, or kids are going to
1999. Works initiative primarily aimed at drink anyway so we might as well have CONTINUED ON PAGE 20
But substance abuse is just a big
city problem, right? Wrong. Indian Currently, every sixth- through
River County has its fair share – from eighth-grade student receives 30 weeks
alcohol abuse to opioid overdoses. of the evidence-based, comprehensive
Lifeskills Training (LST) curriculum,
The Substance Awareness Center of a national substance abuse and anti-
Indian River County, the lead agency violence prevention program that
of SAFIR (Substance Abuse-Free builds through grade levels. It was
Indian River Coalition), is doing all it extended this year to include fifth-
can to keep numbers down through graders in the majority of elementary
its prevention, treatment and recovery schools. An additional ReDirect
programs. Counseling Program targets youth
who have indicated risky behavior.
“We, as an agency, follow the
science that says that prevention “Science says that it’s really about
works; that we can prevent substance skill building, behavior rehearsal,
abuse disorders,” says Carrie Lester, social skills training. One-shot pre-
LMHC, CAP, who was appointed sentations aren’t proven to have long-
executive director in July when Robin term effectiveness,” Lester explains.
Dapp retired. “The research behind Lifeskills Train-
ing is that it is going to have long-term
“It’s our mission to lead our com- impact, carrying our students all
munity to a healthier lifestyle by re- through high school.”
ducing the incidence of substance
abuse,” says Lester. “Nationally, the The results are encouraging as far
problem is that a significant number as young people are concerned. In
of people who have a substance abuse 2017, as tragic as they were, there were
disorder, whether alcohol or opiates, just 5 deaths under age 21, versus 75
don’t see that they have the disorder drug overdose deaths between the
and so don’t get treatment.” ages of 21 and 54 and a surprising 50
people aged 55 and older.
They clearly have their work cut
out for them. According to Assistant Additionally, prior to LST, Indian
Chief Cory Richter, IRC Fire Rescue River County’s reported 30-day use of
Division, there were 139 drug overdose alcohol was ranked one of the highest
deaths in 2017; 74 of those in the first in Florida for underage drinking. It is
six months. Yet as of mid-September now at about state average, according
2018, there were already 130 overdose to a Florida Youth Substance Abuse
deaths; 96 in the first six months. survey.
As in most of the country, the However, alcohol abuse is still the
majority of those deaths involved county’s No. 1 problem for adolescents
heroin laced with either fentanyl
or carfentanil, extremely powerful
synthetic opioid analgesics. Richter
explains that fentanyl is 200 times
more potent than morphine.
Carfentanil – “what they use to knock
out elephants” – is 5,000 more potent
than heroin and 10,000 more than the
same unit of morphine.
These devastatingly destructive
drugs depress the vital portions of the
brain that control breathing, heart
rate and body temperature, causing
them to stop functioning.
“That’s why it’s killing these people,”
says Richter. “It’s a huge sedative that
is knocking out their respiratory drive;
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sage reduces substance use. Teens and people can’t enter recovery if live sober? It’s a whole new way of Lester says research indicates that
who are allowed to drink in the home they’re not alive.” thinking and behaving.” about 90 percent of people released
will actually drink more outside of from a typical 28-day residential
the home than teens who aren’t al- Narcan isn’t a fail-safe. When fen- Lester says the SAC provides drug- treatment program will relapse within
lowed to drink.” tanyl or carfentanil is involved, the testing services, explaining “we look the first year, whereas about 50 percent
normal 0.4 mg. dosage may not be at it as the intersection of prevention relapse after a minimum three month
Adults and teens are sometimes re- enough. Richter says they sometimes and treatment, because it supports stay in a sober living environment.
ferred to SAC as a result of DUIs, says have to administer up to 10mg just to both. It supports our prevention
Lester. “People come in not identify- get someone to breathe. methods with the kids, and with “Our program is probably about a
ing at all, and then as we really peel the adults it supports our treatment good nine months to move through.
it away, they maybe start to look at Lester says Vivitrol, a longer last- program. We use it therapeutically to There’s a lot to learn. The addiction
the truth. They see the way the alco- ing medication, also non-addictive drive treatment or prevention.” takes you down roads that would
hol was impacting different areas of and without street value, can be have been unimaginable,” says Les-
their life.” administered in conjunction with Program costs are zero to minimal. ter. Noting that addiction hijacks
Treasure Coast Community Health. “We don’t refuse services based on the instinct portion of the brain, she
And, like a bad game of whack- A once-monthly injection, it has inability to pay,” says Lester. “We adds, “and that’s why you engage
a-mole, while tobacco use among been found effective in significant- really serve the underserved; those in behaviors you would have never
young people is down, vaping has ly reducing drug and alcohol crav- who are most in need. We serve thought possible.”
become a problem, says Lester. “Our ings by blocking opiate receptors for that gap of people who don’t have
big concern with vaping is that what about 28 days. insurance and don’t qualify for Such was the case for Vero Beach
ultimately happens is once you’re Medicaid.” resident Meghan Rose, whose life spi-
addicted to something you’re going to “It’s an expensive injection, but we raled out of control after a series of bad
go to the cheaper alternative, which have funding through the Florida Al- Recognizing that juvenile choices. Her story is chronicled in the
might ultimately be cigarettes.” cohol and Drug Abuse Association if arrest records can hinder newly released book “Dancing with the
we have to offset insurance copays, college, employment or military Devil,” written by her mother, Gretch-
Similarly, as prescription opiate or 100 percent for people without in- applications, the SAC advocates with en Rose.
restrictions continue to increase, surance,” says Lester. “They would law enforcement for civil citations
limiting their availability, people get all their medical work done in lieu of arrests for misdemeanor Meghan Rose began abusing drugs
are switching to heroin as a cheaper, through Treasure Coast Community adolescent offenses, such as and alcohol in high school, getting her
more accessible alternative. Health and they would participate in possession of marijuana, alcohol or first DUI at age 19, and for almost a de-
our Substance Abuse Treatment pro- petty theft. cade it was downhill from there. Work-
To help counter overdoses, the gram.” ing as a stripper at a club in Daytona
SAC makes Narcan – a potentially “It’s about that lack of impulse fueled her addiction, as did numerous,
lifesaving, non-addictive nasal They also partner with TCCH to control, that risk taking, that sometimes dangerous men.
spray – available to anyone at risk make it available to inmates before sensation seeking,” says Lester.
of overdosing, their friends, family they leave jail. “With a civil citation for risky She eventually sobered up at a faith-
members or just concerned citizens. behaviors those kids will not have a based rehab facility run by three car-
“Everyone has the greatest of criminal history if they complete the ing former addicts, and in 2013 even
Opiates sit on receptor cells in intentions when they’re in jail and program.” completed a Navy SEAL Challenge. To-
your brain, Lester explains. When they walk out those doors. But then day, she attends college and continues
someone overdoses, those receptors the pathways light up in their brain A criminal history can also be to face her biggest challenge – lifetime
are blocked and begin to shut down and they see the street corner and daunting for adults, she adds, recovery.
involuntary receptors – such as they’re right back doing what they especially for somebody newly
breathing. Narcan counters those were doing,” says Lester. sobered and in recovery. They expect to host a book signing
effects. event at the Vero Beach Book Center
She stresses that, to be effective, For adults, SAC counselors provide in early 2019, in conjunction with the
“But what we drill into people, is any medication-assisted treatment outpatient substance abuse treatment Mental Health Association.
call 911,” says Lester. “Because you’re must still be combined with a programs, and they operate several
going to have someone who wakes up comprehensive counseling program Recovery Assistance group homes For more information about the
in withdrawal; they’re going to need of treatment and recovery. “They – MAP (Men’s Assistance Program) Substance Awareness Center, visit
medical attention and you’re going really need to learn the coping skills; and WRAP (Women’s Recovery sacirc.org.
to need assistance. But it saves a life, a new way to react to life. How do you Assistance Program).
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Americana music puts guests in a giving groove
BY MARY SCHENKEL PHOTOS CONTINUED ON PAGE 22 organizations, programs and
Staff Writer projects that really make our Indian
Jeff Pickering, Louise Kennedy, Marie Stiefel and Andrew Duhon. PHOTOS: LEIGH GREEN River County community better.”
An intimate crowd gathered at the
Laura Riding Jackson Foundation’s Weeks on bass and vocals and all- py.” He added that the foundation The LRJF, which Pickering noted
Writing Center on 14th Avenue around groove, these are two of the helps individuals and families orga- has an “incredibly spirited and
last Monday evening for a special most special people I know in the nize and carry out their charitable special mission,” was recently
House Concert with Grammy entire world; they make incredibly giving. one of nine local charitable
nominee Andrew Duhon, hosted amazing music.” organizations in the rollout of a
by the Indian River Community “If we do our jobs well, many Jumpstart Fundraising Program,
Foundation. Before guests were treated to of those folks will leave an estate which awarded a total of roughly
their hauntingly beautiful music, gift and create a legacy with our $50,000 from the IRCF Better Giving
Jeff Pickering, IRCF president/ Pickering provided a little informa- foundation,” said Pickering. “We Fund.
CEO, put the event together after tion about the IRCF, which he said use that capital that they leave to
learning that his friends Duhon is “building a better community us, from a charitable perspective, Louise Kennedy, chair of the
and Myles Weeks would be passing through donor-driven philanthro- to go out and find, fund and follow English department at Saint
through town after opening in Edward’s School and a LRJF board
shows for Leanne Womack in south member, gave a brief synopsis of the
Florida. highly regarded poet Laura Riding
Jackson, calling her “an incredible
He had learned about the new writer and a woman ahead of her
LRJF Teen Writers Camp for middle time in many ways.”
school students this summer and
decided it would be an ideal benefi- The historic cracker house she and
ciary of a concert by the gifted New husband Schuyler Jackson lived in
Orleans songwriter and storyteller. is currently maintained by the LRJF
on the campus of the Environmental
Duhon received a Grammy Learning Center, but plans are in
nomination for his album “The the works to relocate it to the Indian
Moorings,” and Rolling Stone River State College campus.
recently named the song “Coming
Around” from his newest album, The LRJF also sponsors teen and
“False River,” as one of the 10 best adult writing workshops at the
country and Americana songs of the Writing Center, Poetry Open Mic
week. Nights at the Kilted Mermaid and an
annual Poetry & Barbeque event at
“American Roots rock and the LRJ home site. Money raised at
Americana music has truly made a Monday’s concert will help fund the
resurgence, and that’s due in large successful new Teen Writers Camp
part to people like the artists you’re for middle school students started
going to hear this evening,” said this past summer.
Pickering, who first met Duhon
in Bakersfield, Calif. “Backed For more information, visit
by my other good friend, Myles ircommunityfoundation.org,
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PHOTOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Jessica Schmitt with Ryan and Kristen Heaney.
Ryan and Melissa Weaver with Monica and Charlie Jennings.
Joe Biedenharn, Charles Croom and Jeff Minton. Roman Ortega-Cowan and Sasha Fradin with Sarah and Adam Logemann.
Donna and Steve Clark. Stephanie Pickering and Tom Tierney.
Heidi and Andrew Hartline with Karen and Greg Schlitt.
‘ACCESS’ THE WONDERS OF
RIVERSIDE LIKE NEVER BEFORE
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ARTS & THEATRE
‘Access’ the wonders of Riverside like never before
Lois Appleby, M.J. Grant, Charles and
Pat Harvin and Kevin Quillinan
PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE
BY PAM HARBAUGH With its electrifying 45th season of theater classes designed to educate built or painted, lights being hung, or
Correspondent blockbuster shows, including “Evita,” and motivate, and resistance to River- the sound being tested. Sometimes they
“My Fair Lady” and “Next to Normal,” side’s allure is, well, futile. get to watch a rehearsal and speak with
From Broadway-quality productions Riverside is about to pull even more the actors, dancers, directors or design-
to better-than-Broadway comfort, Riv- people into its ranks of adoring patrons. Just ask Patricia Harvin, who says ers. And then, apart from the syllabus,
erside Theatre has long set its sights on that when she and husband Charles there are the impromptu lunches with
growing its audience. Add to the mix Riverside’s innova- moved to Vero Beach from New York all those creative forces, which make
tive “Backstage Access” series of adult City, she felt lost. the class experience even more fun.
“There was a gasp: ‘What am I going “It’s so diverse and it’s never the
to do now?’” she recalls. “I discovered same,” says Mary Jane Grant, one of
Riverside and just ate it up.” Riverside’s patron producers and an
avid class member.
The shows drew them in, but they’re
now also hooked on Riverside’s Back- The classes run from 10 a.m. to noon
stage Access classes. The couple is ex- and are held once a week for three
cited about the kickoff to the series. The weeks beginning in the Richardson
first class begins Oct. 18 and will explore Room of the Agnes Wahlstrom Youth
Riverside’s production of “Smokey Joe’s Playhouse. Each three-week class ex-
Café,” which opens Oct. 23. plores one production, including the
show’s history and famous names as-
Led by Kevin Quillinan, Riverside’s sociated with it. Then, classes move
director of education, that class will fo- into Riverside’s own production of the
cus on the popular music and writing musical or play.
team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller,
as well as Riverside’s artistic goals for Occasionally, students venture into
the production. the main Stark Stage venue or the
smaller Waxlax Stage to watch a re-
More than an intellectual pursuit, hearsal.
the Backstage Access also literally takes
students backstage to see scenery being
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“You get to go on- the newest, most contemporary and tumes are always a highlight of this el-
stage and see the sets most serious selection of the season. egant, fun show and will demand a lot
as they are being com- This 2009 award-winner borders on of the class’ attention, Quillinan says.
pleted and find out rock opera style in both composition Indeed, the 1965 movie adaptation
how they’re moving the and lyrics. The class will examine how won costume designer Cecil Beaton an
stairway in, or how they style and substance might merge. The Oscar. Expect to look at costume de-
change the furniture score’s driving nature emphasizes the sign transitions from flower girl street
around between scenes,” libretto’s subject matter: a family striv- urchin to high tea elegance.
Harvin says. ing to be as “normal” as possible in the
“One time, during dress face of crushing issues caused by the Finally, with “Legally Blonde,” Qui-
rehearsal, the director mother’s bipolar disorder. nillan will take students into a subject
started walking through matter that has caused critics to shake
and he’d say, ‘Wait a min- The classes exploring “My Fair Lady” their heads for decades – the Broadway
ute. We’re going to change will explore the history of this iconic trend of mounting musical produc-
that.’ That was fascinating.” 1956 Lerner and Loewe musical plus tions of popular movies. Noteworthy
The final class is held af- its source material, George Bernard adaptation strategies include how pro-
ter the students have seen Shaw’s “Pygmalion.” Sets and cos-
the show so they can share CONTINUED ON PAGE 26
their unexpected insights
into the production.
Quillinan also makes sure
to always leave time for ac-
tors, dancers or singers to
visit the class.
“That’s a favorite part
for the students,” he says.
Grant agrees. She says
at the “Gypsy” and “Pri-
vate Lives” classes, popu-
lar director James Bren-
nan spoke. Then, when the
class for “Mame” was being
held, music director Ken
Clifton spoke for an hour.
“We have such a resource
here,” she says.
Backstage Access began
three years ago and contin-
ues to grow in popularity. Stu-
dents are so enthusiastic some
are even expanding their own
theatrical horizons into the
children’s theater productions,
Students usually number be-
tween 15 and 25, but for the more
“splashier” shows, that number
can get as high as 30, he says.
This is all about stay-
ing true to Riverside’s
overall mission to broad-
en the cultural horizons
of the general community,
For “Evita,” Backstage
Access will focus on the life
and times of Eva Peron and
the challenges of adapt-
ing her story to the stage for
this wildly popular Andrew
Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
musical. It will also examine
Riverside’s artistic choices in
its production and costumes,
ranging from the working class
and revolutionary to the po-
litical elite and powerful, will be
With “Next to Normal,” stu-
dents will look at new works of
the theater, such as this Pulitzer
Prize-winning musical drama,
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ducers insert song and dance into their wife and mother of two as she Loewe created a more
Broadway shows and how choreogra- tries to cope with bipolar dis- sympathetic, albeit witty, story.
phy moves a show. order. Although a musical, it
won a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for “Ghost Writer” runs March
The 2018-19 Season Lineup and drama. 26-April 14 on the Waxlax Stage.
Backstage Access schedule (classes all There is no Backstage Access class
run 10 a.m. to noon) is below: “The Last Romance” runs scheduled for this production.
Feb. 5-24. There is no Back- Written by the award-winning
“Smokey Joe’s Café” runs Oct. 23 to stage Access class sched- playwright Michael Hollinger,
Nov. 11; Backstage Access are Oct. 18, uled for this production. the play concerns Myra, a sec-
Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. Written by popular play- retary to a writer who dies mid-
wright Joe DiPietro, the sentence. Myra forges his work,
The crowd-pleasing musical re- play concerns a love af- leaving people wondering if she
vue takes audiences into the world of fair between two seniors. is trying to steal his legacy or his
famed American songwriting duo Jerry DiPietro is known for his love. Hollinger has written mul-
Leiber and Mike Stoller. The pair cre- sentimental works, in- tiple plays, all considered artful
ated a mind-blowing list of standards cluding the popular plays in their execution, including
in the American rock ’n’ roll songbook, and musicals includ- “Opus” and “An Empty Plate
including “Hound Dog,” “Dance with ing “Over the River and in the Café du Grand Boeuf”
Me,” “Poison Ivy” and “Stand By Me.” Through the Woods,” which Riverside produced in
“I Love You, You’re Per- early 2017.
“Evita” runs Jan. 8-27; the Back- fect, Now Change” and
stage Access classes run Jan. 3, Jan. 10 “Memphis.” “Legally Blonde” runs
and Jan. 17. This winner of seven Tony April 16-May 5; the Backstage
Awards, including for Best Musical, “My Fair Lady” runs March 12- Access classes run April 11,
follows the life of Eva Peron through 31; the Backstage Access classes run April 18 and April 25. The
an electrifying score of music, from March 7, March 14 and March 21. This Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe
her penniless origins to the pinnacle of 1956 Lerner and Loewe musical is musical, book by Heather Hach, is
power as the first lady of Argentina and based on the 1913 play, “Pygmalion,” based on the 2001 Reese Wither-
her early death. by George Bernard Shaw. It concerns a spoon movie about a blonde pre-law
London phonetics expert, Prof. Henry student who solves a crime while
“Next to Normal” runs Jan. 22-Feb. Higgins, who takes on the mission to also giving advice in love and fun to
10 on the Waxlax Stage; the Backstage improve the speech of flower girl Eliza her hairdresser. The popular, up-
Access classes run Jan. 7, Jan. 14 and Doolittle, thereby improving her lot in beat musical ran on Broadway for
Jan. 28. This 2009 rock opera musical life. However, unlike Shaw’s cynical a year and a half and is a favorite
has book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and attitude in “Pygmalion,” Lerner and of regional and community the-
music by Tom Kitt; it scored them a Tony aters. Riverside’s show is being
Award for best original score. The star- co-produced with Philadelphia’s
tling subject matter revolves around a venerable Walnut Street Theatre,
America’s oldest theater.
Join us for the 58th
Season of the Riverside Theatre is at 3250
Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.
A.E. Backus Museum Backstage Access tuition for each
& Gallery three-week class is $70 with dis-
counts for Riverside Theatre
with The Best of the Best members; tuition is free to Pa-
Annual Juried Art Exhibition tron Producers and Upper Level
members. Class sizes are limited.
October 14 - November 16, 2018 Single tickets to the productions
Members’ Opening Reception Free Admission Open House begin at $35. Call 772-231-6990
Saturday, October 13 Sunday, October 14 or visit RiversideTheatre.com.
5:00 - 8:00 pm 12 Noon - 4:00 pm
500 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
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Coming Up: Behold oodles of art at ‘Autumn in the Park’
BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA tem- Maritime Museum. Burke, according
Staff Writer to the Emerson, will guide his audi-
po- ence on a “tour” of the 50 or so light-
1 Always a pleasant and popular rary houses that have served along Florida’s
early fall event: It’s the Treasure art, 1,300 miles of coastline, “from St. Au-
gustine’s 16th century signal tower to
Coast Pilot Club’s “Autumn in the Park” 1 “Autumn in the Park” this weekend at Riverside Park. the inland lighthouse at Lake George”
and discuss how these sturdy tow-
juried arts and crafts show, and it’ll be ers have managed to endure shifting
sandbars, reef-strewn shallows, hur-
all set up along the winding paths, and ricanes, earthquakes, and even mili-
tary attacks.” The presentation promo
beneath the beloved oaks of Riverside promises “animated stories, stunning
photographs, and historical anecdotes
Park this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. describing our many efforts to illumi-
nate Florida’s coast.” “The Lighthouses
6-7. This will be the show’s 31st year (!) of the Sunshine State” will kick off the
Emerson Center’s 12th annual Florida
and the Pilot Club organizers have it Humanities Series. Time: 7 p.m. Ad-
mission: free. 772-778-5249.
down to a science: Anticipating 4,000
or so visitors over two days doesn’t flus-
ter them at all. It’s good to know that,
unlike lots of arts and crafts shows, the
items so appealingly displayed within
those dozens of tents – all the jewelry,
plants, crafts, pottery and fine art –
have been made by the 140 exhibitors
themselves. “There is no commercial
resale,” the Pilots promise. Good to 4 Another exhibition opened
Thursday, Oct. 4, at First Presby-
know. In addition to all those tempt-
ing art and craft items, you’ll also be terian Church in Vero. It’s the Fall 2018
tempted by a whole herd of food and Art Rotation of the “Galleries at First
bev vendors. There will also be roam- Pres,” and features artists Anne Whit-
ing performers, live music and chil- ney, Henrimae Bell and Peter Coe. The
dren’s activities, as well. Hours: 9 a.m. show promo says Whitney has been
to 4 p.m. both days. Admission: free. intrigued with faces all her life, as you
will discover, and she believes artists
2 This Saturday, Oct. 6, marks the should have the freedom to go where
opening of the Vero Beach Mu-
their creativity leads them. Bell’s art is
seum of Art’s powerful and compel- illustrative of the visual and cultural
ling exhibition “Made in Germany: Art aspects of her extensive global travels;
Since 1980.” The exhibition of 60 works 2 “Made in Germany: Art Since 1980” Saturday at VB Museum of Art. Coe’s paintings clearly reflect his love
was selected from more than 500 ob- of coastal environments, and he’s lived
jects of contemporary German art by in several: the diverse coasts of Cali-
pioneering artists from the late 20th says the Museum, and it “has become era in our maritime history, when their fornia, New York and Florida. The art-
an international model.” “Made in lights shone through the darkest nights
and 21st centuries, part of the Don and Germany” will be exhibited in the and fiercest storms to guide seafarers ists’ works will be on display through
Holmes and Titelman Galleries. Times: to safe harbors. If you are intrigued by
Mera Rubell family collection, says the Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; these silent sentinels, you’ll want to the end of the year. A formal reception
Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission: be at the Emerson Center this coming
museum. This exhibition features “cut- Adults, $10; Seniors (65 and up), $9; Stu- Thursday, Oct. 11, for “The Lighthous- is set for Oct. 21, where you’ll be able
dents with ID, $5. 231-0707. es of the Sunshine State,” a presenta-
ting-edge painting, sculpture and pho- tion by maritime archeology Brendan to meet and chat with the artists. If
Burke, associate director of archeology
tography from some of the most im- with the St. Augustine Lighthouse and you’ve not yet visited the “Galleries at
portant practitioners of contemporary First Pres,” you must. They’re stylishly
art,” including Anselm Kiefer, Andreas and creatively set up throughout the
Gursky, Thomas Schutte and Candida church campus, the art well presented.
Hofer. The Rubells have established 3 Lighthouses are among the most Gallery hours: 12 noon to 3 p.m. Mon-
fascinating reminders of a bygone
one of the first private museums of con- day to Thursday. 772-562-9088.
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ARTS & THEATRE
Anticipation soaring for ‘Symphony Youth Orchestra’
BY ANNETTE CLIFFORD and attentive as their directors helped
Correspondent them tune up.
The talk at Faith Viera Lutheran “Our goal is to make sure everyone
Church was of bowings, beats and who wants to play, gets to play,” says
measures, tempos, codas, sharps and Program Director Jensee Lee, a music
flats. It was only the second evening teacher at Holland Elementary in Satel-
of rehearsals for the new Space Coast lite Beach. In all, there are 96-100 per-
Symphony Youth Orchestra, but the formers, ages third grade through 12th
young performers with their violins, grade, with three levels of participation
violas, cellos and basses were serious determined by the students’ years of
experience. The Academy Orchestra
Mark Nelson conducting the Orchestra.
PHOTOS BY JULIAN LEEK
is for beginners, Symphonic Orches- more difficult by the sounds of the Phil-
tra serves intermediate pupils and the harmonic students playing in a nearby
Philharmonic Orchestra the more ad- room at the church.
vanced musicians with five or more
years of experience. The beginning-level orchestra,
whose players already have a year or
Renowned local conductors will lead two of experience, show great matu-
the performers through a season of rity as they listen to the instructions of
four performances. Among the pieces director Carey Moorman. Moorman
the orchestras are now working on are is also Concertmaster for the Space
arrangements of “The Barber of Se- Coast Symphony and string consultant
ville,” by Gioachino Rossini, “Evening for public schools that feed into Satel-
Prayer,” by Engelbert Humperdinck, lite High School, including DeLaura
and “Stonehenge,” by Michael Story. Middle School and Sea Park, Surfside
and Ocean Breeze elementary schools.
Mark Nelson, artistic director for the
top-level orchestra and longtime Bre- The youth symphony is “a non-
vard County conductor and teacher, profit organization and all about stu-
says its members benefit because they dents,” Moorman explains, “with low
“get to experience literature they nor- tuition fees and high-quality direc-
mally won’t get in public school.” That tors and music.”
will include standard and contempo-
rary pieces approaching professional One grandmother standing at the
levels, along with “a few hidden gems.” door as the Academy players heartily
Ten of the Philharmonic players have agrees. “She just loves it,” says Satellite
already performed with the Space Beach resident Mary Louise Cattaneo
Coast Symphony, and more will do so of her 9-year-old granddaughter. “She
next season, according to Nelson. sleeps with her violin. We were amazed
when she told us [she’d be part of the
As for the benefits to the public from youth orchestra.]”
having such a challenging opportu-
nity for young musicians? “There’s lots For more information, visit space-
of writing by Plato and Socrates about coastsymphony.org/space-coast-sym-
how a classical upbringing is very good phony-youth-orchestra.
for community,” Nelson says.
The intermediate-level orchestra
will be led by Samantha Felber, a vio-
linist and native of Brevard County
with a bachelor’s of music education
from the University of North Florida.
She performs at numerous Space
Coast venues and is currently the
orchestra director at Heritage High
School in Palm Bay.
At the practice session, she led the
group in an arrangement of “Danny
Boy,” sure to tug the hearts of audi-
ences. She plays along on her violin to
help students stay in tempo, a feat made
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INSIGHT COVER STORY
BY CHRIS MOONEY | WASHINGTON POST danger, or the theatrics, of methane. what secrets Esieh Lake might yield.Was thaw,” Walter Anthony said. “It’s an ac-
In 2010, the University of Alaska at it simply a bizarre anomaly? Or was it a celeration.”
KateyWalter Anthony has studied some Fairbanks posted a video of the media- sign that the thawing Arctic had begun
300 lakes across the tundras of the Arc- savvy ecologist standing on the frozen to release an ancient source of methane There was only so much the team
tic. But sitting on the mucky shore of surface of an Arctic lake, then lighting that could worsen climate change? would learn from the instruments
her latest discovery, the Arctic expert a methane stream on fire to create a they had hauled here. To get a first-
said she’d never seen a lake like this one. tower of flame as tall as she is. One thing she was sure of: If the hand look, they would have to get in.
warming Arctic releases more planet-
Set against the austere peaks of the So now, in the Arctic’s August warmth, warming methane, that could lead to. . . They’d brought their wet suits.
Western Brooks Range, the lake, about she had come back to this isolated spot more warming. Scientists call this a
20 football fields in size, looked as if it with a small research team, along with feedback loop. ARCTIC LAKES THAT
were boiling. Its waters hissed, bubbled her husband and two young sons, to see DON’T FREEZE
and popped as a powerful greenhouse “These lakes speed up permafrost
gas escaped from the lake bed. Some Walter Anthony, who grew up close
bubbles grew as big as grapefruits, Clockwise from top left: 1. Graduate student Janelle Sharp accompanied researcher Katey Walter An- to Lake Tahoe, was captivated by Arctic
visibly lifting the water’s surface sev- thony to Esieh Lake. The team brought shotguns as protection against grizzly bears, which frequent lakes at 19, when she spent a summer
eral inches and carrying up bits of mud the area. 2. Research technician Philip Hanke pulls the boat carrying scientific supplies through a at Siberia’s picturesque Lake Baikal.
from below. narrow passage. 3. Hanke moves a measuring chamber that records greenhouse gas fluctuations. 4.
Katey Walter Anthony and her son Jorgen, 6, collect gas samples. “I love the solitude of remote lakes
This was methane. and the mystery of what lies beneath
As the permafrost thaws across the the water surface.”
fast-warming Arctic, it releases carbon
dioxide, the top planet-warming green- Two decades and several academic
house gas, from the soil into the air. degrees later, she was asked by a Na-
Sometimes, that thaw spurs the growth tive Alaskan group, the NANA Region-
of lakes in the soft, sunken ground, al Corporation, to search for methane
and these deep-thawing bodies of wa- seeps in northwest Alaska, since the
ter tend to unleash the harder-hitting gas, despite its climate downsides,
methane gas. could provide a fuel source for re-
But not this much of it. This lake, mote communities.
which Walter Anthony dubbed Esieh
Lake, looked different. And the volume How do you find a lake in Alaska that
of gas wafting from it could deliver the leaks methane? Well, there’s one telltale
climate system another blow if lakes sign: They don’t fully freeze over.
like this turn out to be widespread.
The first time Walter Anthony saw In April 2017, Walter Anthony put
Esieh Lake, she was afraid it might ex- out word among residents of Kotzebue,
plode – and she is no stranger to the Alaska, that she was looking for weird
lakes. An email that month from a pi-
lot led her to the Noatak region, not far
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‘OUT OF THIS WORLD BUT UNDER THIS WORLD’
above the Arctic Circle. Last September, Peter – also a scientist at the Univer- bon-rich remains never fully decom- it can come out and whether changes
she made her first visit to the lake – set sity of Alaska at Fairbanks – was a co- posed, and the soil preserves them in will be gradual or rapid.
against sloping hills covered with rust- author. an icy purgatory. Now, though, as the
colored mosses and blueberry bushes. Arctic warms, decomposition is start- That’s where Walter Anthony’s work
She brought her family and a graduate The research tackled the central ing up – and it gives off greenhouse came in.
student to the spot, so remote it re- question now animating scientists gases.
quired several days of camping and was who study permafrost soils, which can The authors examined the prevalence
completely off the grid. reach depths of nearly 5,000 feet and Scientists know the permafrost con- of thermokarst lakes, which form when
were laid down over tens of thousands tains an enormous amount of carbon the wedges of ice within permafrost melt
At first, the sheer volume of gases at of years or more as generations of – enough to catastrophically warm the and create voids that then fill with wa-
Esieh Lake was slightly terrifying, but plants died and sank beneath the sur- planet if it were all released into the at- ter. And they found that the continuing
as Walter Anthony grew accustomed face. Because of the cold, those car- mosphere. But they don’t know how fast growth of these lakes – many of which
to the lake’s constant spluttering, her have already formed in the tundra –
fear gave way to wonder. could more than double the greenhouse
gas emissions coming from the Arctic’s
Her sounding devices picked up huge soils by 2100. That’s despite the fact that
holes in the bottom of the lake. Pock- the lakes would cover less than 6 percent
marks, she called them, “unlike any- of the total Arctic land surface.
thing I’ve ever seen in any Arctic lake.”
Scientists have been puzzling over a
Most of Esieh is quite shallow, aver- dramatic spike in atmospheric meth-
aging only a little more than three feet ane levels, which since 2006 have av-
deep. But where the gas bubbles clus- eraged 25 million tons more of the gas
ter, the floor drops suddenly, a plunge per year. Walter Anthony’s study found
marked by the vanishing of all visible that Arctic lakes could more than dou-
plant life. ble this increase as well.
Measurements showed that the lake Overall, if Walter Anthony’s findings
dips to about 50 feet deep in one area are correct, the total impact from thaw-
and nearly 15 feet in another. When ing permafrost could be similar to add-
they first studied them, Walter Anthony ing a couple of large fossil-fuel-emitting
and her graduate student Janelle Sharp economies – say, two more Germanys
named these two seep clusters W1 and – to the planet. And that does not take
W2, short for “Wow 1” and “Wow 2.” into account the possibility of more
lakes like Esieh, which appears to be a
The next discovery came from the lab. different phenomenon from thermo-
When the scientists examined sam- karst lakes, emitting gases faster.
ples of the gases, they found the chem-
ical signature of a “geologic” origin. The NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulner-
In other words, the methane venting ability Experiment, or ABoVe, partly
from the lake seemed to be emerging supports Walter Anthony’s work and
not from the direct thawing of frozen has been using aircraft to study Arc-
Arctic soil, or permafrost, but rather tic methane emissions. It found that
from a reservoir of far older fossil fuels. the land surrounding Esieh Lake is an
If that were happening all over the emissions “hotspot.”
Arctic, Walter Anthony figured – if fos-
sil fuels that had been buried for mil- “We think that the permafrost thaw-
lennia were now being exposed to the ing processes at work in the lake are
atmosphere – the planet could be in also at work in the neighboring land-
even deeper peril. scape,” said Charles Miller, the deputy
science lead for the project.
‘HOTSPOT’ ‘IT’S KIND OF FREAKY’
For the second trip, Walter Anthony If it weren’t for the bubbles, the large
had brought a larger team of research- patches of silty water they create and the
ers, more equipment and her family – slightly unsettling fact that you could
her husband, Peter Anthony, and sons, light the emerging gases on fire, Esieh
Jorgen, 6, and Anders, 3. Lake might be an idyllic scene. But these
features, combined with the fact that
The team brought instruments for it appears to be frequented by grizzly
sampling gases, four inflatable boats, bears, render it more alien than bucolic.
large crates of food, eight tents, a sat-
ellite phone for emergencies and two But Walter Anthony and research
shotguns. As with much of the Alaskan technician Philip Hanke, 25, were deter-
wilderness, the lake is frequented by mined to explore it from within. On the
grizzly bears, and the bear scat around second day of the trip, they donned wet
the camp kept everyone keenly aware suits and snorkels and plunged into the
of their surroundings. cold water, which was below 60 degrees.
A week before the trip, Walter An- They wanted to see the methane seeps
thony had published a major study up close and learn what they could by
delivering worrisome news about swimming among the bubbles.
Arctic lakes in general. Her husband,
STORY CONTINUED ON PAGE 32
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Hanke went first, venturing into the Katey Walter Anthony prepares for a day of work at Esieh Lake. could be liberated into the atmosphere.
more vigorous bubble site, Wow 2. The holes in the bottom of Esieh
There was very little visibility. But, grop- big climate problem on its own, but if thony wouldn’t have all the new data
ing in the darkness, Hanke could feel there are many more lakes like this one processed for a while, but she did have Lake could therefore be an underwa-
the shape of things. – well, that’s another story. a pretty good hypothesis about what is ter cousin of odd craters that have ap-
happening at Esieh Lake. peared in the Siberian tundra in recent
“It’s kind of freaky,” he reported after A TROUBLING HYBRID years, suspected to have been caused
he surfaced. “Right where the hole goes Permafrost contains a lot of carbon – by underground gas explosions.
in, it slopes, and it’s flattened out, and it After four nights of camping, the but in some locations, permafrost soil,
coned back down, and that was where team packed up to make the two-hour and its characteristic wedges of embed- If this is right, then Esieh Lake be-
some really loose sediment was, and I boat trip to Kotzebue, Alaska, the first ded ice, also sits atop ancient reserves of comes a kind of hybrid – and a worry-
could stick my hands into it.” leg on the journey home. Walter An- fossil fuels, including methane gas. So as ing one.
the Arctic warms – which it is doing twice
“So there’s different ledges, you’re as fast as the rest of Earth – these gases It’s not a pure thermokarst lake,
saying?” Walter Anthony asked. though some thermokarst appears to
be forming around the lake’s expand-
“Yeah, it was a ledge.” ing edges, tipping shoreline trees as
The second, much deeper site was less the ice in the permafrost melts and the
murky, more peaceful. Walter Anthony ground destabilizes. But the thawing of
was still in awe when she came up for air. permafrost at the lake bed might also
“You’re just looking down into this have unleashed older fossil gases from
stream of bubbles coming up right a reserve that had been sealed – creat-
into your face, and they’re so soft they ing another kind of worrisome lake.
go all around you,” she said. “And the
sunlight’s on them. It’s like out of this “This is an additional source,” Walter
world but under this world.” Anthony said.
Another scientist, Frederic Tha-
lasso, had traveled from Mexico City Carolyn Ruppel, who leads the Gas
and spent days taking gas measure- Hydrates Project at the U.S. Geologi-
ments around the lake. Later, after cal Survey, said Walter Anthony’s the-
processing his data, he produced an ory makes sense. Permafrost thawing
initial estimate that the lake was pro- could indeed release ancient fossil fu-
ducing two tons of methane gas every els in areas where they intersect.
day – the equivalent of the methane
gas emissions from about 6,000 dairy But it would take more study to prove
cows (one of the globe’s biggest meth- that this phenomenon is leading to
ane sources). That’s not enough to be a widespread emissions across the Arc-
tic, she said. Nobody knows how long
ago the seeps started bubbling or what
the trigger was.
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The fact that these lakes are emitting Methane hits the atmosphere hard planet rapidly in the short term; the The coming years will probably re-
methane rather than carbon dioxide and fast and then mostly dissipates other, steadily in the long term. veal what’s behind Esieh and whether
engages a thorny debate over which of after a decade or two (leaving behind, it has many cousins across the top of
the two quite different gases is worse. that’s right, carbon dioxide). Carbon Meanwhile, some scientists say the world.
dioxide, meanwhile, is less immedi- they’re not sure yet how bad Arctic
Methane is often described as be- ately potent but lingers for centuries lakes will be for the climate or wheth- By then, we may also see whether the
ing more powerful than carbon di- or even millennia. One warms the er they will indeed cause emissions Arctic’s great thaw will have thwarted
oxide, but it’s not quite that simple. from permafrost to double. attempts to stop global warming.
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A BRIGHTER FUTURE? MANY ARE KISSING OPTIMISM GOODBYE
BY ROBERT J. SAMUELSON and the future? Unfortunately, Pew says Bruce Stokes, Pew’s director of nomic views, accepting the reality they
– a nonpartisan think tank – doesn’t global economic attitudes. see all around them for the present but
It has long been an accepted axiom have an answer. It started asking about using the Great Recession as a point of
in the United States – and also in many future well-being only in 2013. This Still, overall trends are suggestive. reference for the future.
other advanced democracies – that means it can’t tell whether today’s pes- “The financial crisis had a huge impact
the future would be better than the simism is long-standing or just recent, on people’s psyches,” says Stokes. Peo- People – not just Americans – may
past. People took it for granted that liv- ple may compartmentalize their eco- also have unconsciously broadened
ing standards would rise and that life their definition of well-being to in-
would be more comfortable and sta- clude harsher recessions, reflecting
ble. Well, kiss that optimism goodbye. recent experience. In the past, surveys
of economic well-being implicitly con-
A new survey of 27 countries finds cerned wages, salaries and household
that confidence in the future is weak, incomes. If these slow, as they recently
especially in the richest societies. have, and damaging recessions occur
more often, the future might well be
One question asked whether “chil- worse than the present. This would
dren will be better off financially” than also be true if economic inequality
their parents when they’re adults. Only continues to siphon income from the
33 percent of respondents in the United poor and middle class.
States answered yes; the comparable
figures were 37 percent for Germany, It’s also possible that the combina-
19 percent for Italy, and 15 percent for tion of slow economic growth, social
Japan and France. unrest and aging populations will over-
whelm post-WorldWar II welfare states,
Among the 18 advanced countries forcing them to raise taxes or cut gov-
surveyed, only Poland (59 percent) ernment benefits. These, too, would
and Russia (51 percent) had majori- almost certainly be regarded as reduc-
ties who felt the future would be better tions in living standards – a tomorrow
than the present. that is worse than today.
What’s curious about the survey, Losing faith in the future is a big deal,
conducted by the Pew Research Cen- especially for Americans who believe
ter, is that the expectations for the fu- that life is – or ought to be – a constant
ture are much more downbeat than upward trajectory of economic and so-
views of the present. cial progress.
These have risen sharply from their The larger issue concerns the last-
low points after the 2008-2009 finan- ing influence of the financial crisis
cial crisis and Great Recession. Here and Great Recession on consumer and
are confidence ratings in the same business behavior and attitudes. We
countries when asked whether their should hope that the Pew survey sim-
“current economic situation is good”: ply reflects a passing moment, and not
the United States, 65 percent; Ger- a permanent new reality.
many, 78 percent; Japan, 44 percent;
France, 43 percent; Poland, 69 percent; This article from The Washington
and Russia, 42 percent. Post does not necessarily reflect the
views of Vero Beach 32963.
The obvious question is: What ex-
plains the gap between the present
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Some years ago, the reader and former book- against these distinguished Organized alphabetically
seller James Mustich asked himself: “What if I had a by author’s name and
bookstore that could hold only 1,000 volumes, and I predecessors, largely enlivened with numerous
wanted to ensure it held not only books for all time illustrations (author photos,
but also books for the moment, books to be savored because of its scope jacket covers), “1,000
or devoured in a night? A shop where any reading in- Books to Read Before You
clination – be it for thrillers or theology, or theologi- and diversity. Here one Die” devotes three or four
cal thrillers – might find reward.” This, he concluded, paragraphs to describing
would be “a browser’s version of paradise.” It would finds children’s classics,
also be an apt description of his deeply impressive each chosen title. Doubtless
“1,000 Books to Read Before You Die.” such as William Steig’s the desire to save space
explains why so few of
I can legitimately say “deeply impressive” because I’ve “Abel’s Island” and Ruth these mini-essays proffer
read three-quarters of Mustich’s chosen titles and be- quotations to illustrate
cause – shuffles feet modestly – I’ve written my own (very Krauss’s “A Hole is to Dig,” a particular book’s
different) guides to good reading in my essay collections distinctive style or charm.
“Classics for Pleasure” and “Bound to Please,” the latter masterpieces of science
generously described here under the category “books on What Mustich says is
books.” In the interests of what is usually called full dis- fiction (the novels of Philip invariably intelligent, but
closure, I should also add that I’m quoted several times one frequently yearns to
in these pages and have occasionally contributed essays K. Dick, Samuel R. Delany’s hear an author’s actual
about neglected classics to the online Barnes & Noble voice. Some entries could
Review, which Mustich once edited. “Nova”), polemics by Jane also use a bit more salt.
What first strikes anyone who picks up “1,000 Books to Jacobs, Betty Friedan and resorts to the desperate reviewer’s
Read Before You Die” is the freshness of what its subtitle go-to epithets, “compelling,” “gripping” and
calls this “life-changing list.” According to Oscar Wilde, Ta-Nehisi Coates, high spots “mesmerizing.”
only an auctioneer can appreciate all forms of art, but That said, most people will find that “1,000 Books to
Mustich comes a close second. Who else would have of modern fantasy (Mervyn Read Before You Die” invites rapturous browsing even
included Madeleine Kamman’s “When French Women while eliciting, and expecting, argument.
Cook,” Eugen Herrigel’s “Zen in the Art of Archery” and Peake’s Gormenghast All in all, the literate public – what novelist Robertson
“The 9/11 Commission Report”? Davies dubbed the clerisy – can only be grateful for, and
trilogy, Ursula K. Le Guin’s awed by, this product of 14 years of reading and research,
There have been plenty of previous guides for most of it clearly undertaken by Mustich himself, though
readers, though these have generally concentrated on “A Wizard of Earthsea,” John he did enlist some specialist advisors and the assistance
long-established authors and titles. Think of Charles W. of co-authors Margot Greenbaum Mustich, Thomas
Eliot’s Harvard Classics, Clifton Fadiman’s “The Lifetime Crowley’s “Little, Big”), science Meagher and Karen Templer.
Reading Plan,” Mortimer J. Adler’s often-mocked Still, all that effort paid off: It’s hard to imagine that
“Great Books of the Western World” and, confusingly, popularizations such as Paul such a massive compendium could have been done bet-
“1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,” edited by ter or demonstrate a more supple and catholic taste.
Peter Boxall with the help of many contributors. More de Kruif’s “Microbe Hunters”
personal, and the better for it, are Martin Seymour- 1,000 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE
Smith’s exceptionally lively “The New Guide to Modern and Stephen Jay Gould’s “The
World Literature” and eminent critic Harold Bloom’s A LIFE-CHANGING LIST
“The Western Canon,” while John Sutherland’s “How Panda’s Thumb,” intellectual
To Be Well Read” risks becoming almost too breezy in BY JAMES MUSTICH WITH MARGOT GREENBAUM MUSTITCH,
its otherwise awe-inspiring familiarity with 500 great and military histories (Elaine
novels. THOMAS MEAGHER AND KAREN TEMPLER | 948 PP. $35
Pagels’ “The Gnostic Gospels,” REVIEW BY MICHAEL DIRDA, THE WASHINGTON POST
Still, Mustich’s “1,000 Books” more than holds its own
Shelby Foote’s “The Civil War,” John K e e g a n’s
“The Face of Battle”) and inimitable humor from James
Thurber, S.J. Perelman and Dawn Powell.
Let me quickly stress, though, that Mustich doesn’t
neglect the usual golden oldies, such as Plato’s dialogues,
Shakespeare’s plays and Jane Austen’s novels. He does
favor modern Anglo-American literature and certain
once-trendy bestsellers, but he also celebrates dozens
of idiosyncratic titles, among them some of my favorite
books. For instance, he includes James Lees-Milne’s
hilarious autobiography, “Another Self,” Cyril Connolly’s
reflections on the writing life, “Enemies of Promise,”
Robert K. Merton’s Tristam Shandyish history of the
phrase“On the Shoulders of Giants,” that great American
novel about literary failure, Frederick Exley’s “A Fan’s
Notes” and even the best of all comic mysteries, Edmund
Crispin’s “The Moving Toyshop.” Most surprising of
all, there’s an entry on the six volumes of the addictive,
deliciously bookish correspondence between retired
Eton teacher George Lyttelton and publisher Rupert
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HERE IS ANOTHER DEAL WITH LINES A AND B 10 8 7
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 653
Lea Michele, an actress and singer, said, “I always knew that I wanted to work, and I knew J4
I wanted to be a singer and an actor. I knew that every choice I made would help me get
to that point. So the better the choices I made, the more of a chance I would have to get AK752
to where I wanted to be.”
That has been our theme this week. In this last example, how should South play in seven —
spades after West leads the heart queen? What are his choices? Q J 10 9 8 652
K 10 6 3
In the auction, I strongly agree with North’s three-club response, which showed at least 10 8 4 3 742
a five-card suit and eight or more points. South’s final bid was a slight gamble because if
North had the club ace and king, South did not know where the diamond queen would go. 985
Still, the grand slam rated to be at worst on the diamond finesse.
With 12 top tricks, declarer can make his contract if either the diamond finesse works
or the clubs break 4-4. So, after taking the first trick, South should play a trump to SOUTH
dummy’s seven, ruff a low club with the spade jack, cross back to dummy with a trump
to the eight, ruff a second low club high and draw East’s last trump by leading the spade AKQJ943
nine to dummy’s 10. Now declarer cashes the club ace and king, discarding his two low
Are the clubs 4-4? If so, South throws his diamond queen on the club seven. If not, he takes AQ72
the diamond finesse. Altogether, the odds of success are an acceptable 66.36 percent.
Dealer: South; Vulnerable: East-West
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
2 Clubs Pass 3 Clubs Pass
3 Spades Pass 4 Spades Pass LEAD:
4 NT Pass 5 Diamonds Pass Q Hearts
5 NT Pass 6 Diamonds Pass
7 Spades Pass Pass Pass
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SOLUTIONS TO PREVIOUS ISSUE (SEPTEMBER 27) ON PAGE 60
1 Alter (6) 1 Deep thought (13)
4 Unit of volume for liquid (6) 2 Lure (7)
9 Maze (7) 3 Radiance (4)
10 Boredom (5) 5 Sufficient (8)
11 Test (4) 6 Type of sarong (5)
12 Thrive (8) 7 Community (13)
14 Mentors (6) 8 Ability (5)
15 Atelier (6) 13 Striking (8)
18 Gathering (8) 16 Predicament (7)
20 Smudge (4) 17 Group of birds (5)
22 Bay or cove (5) 19 Divide (5)
23 Capital of Sri Lanka (7) 21 Appeal (4)
24 Observe (6)
25 Risk (6)
How to do Sudoku:
Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
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ACROSS (employee’s plaint) 47 Sacred picture The Washington Post
1 Familia guy 99 Ascent 48 Hog-wild
4 Scenery chewers 101 Nap spots 49 Sun ___-sen DOIN’ THE CELEBRITY SHUFFLE By Merl Reagle
8 Michael Jackson album 104 Model or puzzle 51 Anatomical entrances
11 Overdue for ___ (underpaid) 106 “There but for the grace of 52 Hovering bird
17 22 Across, shuffled 54 “Sorry, out of the question”
20 Grammy-grabbing guitarist God ___” 58 Beam of light
22 Knute Rockne portrayer 109 Fleeing the MPs 60 Mad, in Marseilles
23 20 Across, shuffled 113 Greek letters 63 Part of RSVP
24 Have ___ many (overdo it) 114 Moral writer 65 Steiger or Stewart
25 School misfits 116 Christie’s “Express” train 67 Shade tree
27 Shapiro of NPR 119 124 Across, shuffled 69 Member of Cong.
28 Shredded 122 “Bette Davis Eyes” singer 70 Unconvincingly
29 Greenspan’s group, 124 Roman Holiday Oscar 71 Aficionado
72 Slang for a $100 bill
the ___ nominee 73 “___ little late for that”
30 “Don’t you have 125 122 Across, shuffled 74 Allegations
126 Curiouser and curiouser? 75 Celebrity lives, after their
___ to go to?” 127 Top exec
32 Al’s rube 128 Gen. Robt. ___ bios?
34 Calf-length skirt 129 Wily 76 Carry (out),
36 Eastwood in Rawhide
39 Eminent follower? DOWN as justice
44 Test for jrs. 1 The ___ the iceberg 78 Show spunk
46 Carol Burnett Show regular 2 Daffy or goofy 81 Dog owner’s order
50 ___ profundo 3 Chose 82 Prying types
51 “Nuts!” 4 Train jumper 83 Type of carpet
53 46 Across, shuffled 5 To Europe 86 Name mentioned in
55 The mark of Frankenstein 6 ___ tai (cocktail)
56 Carnaval city 7 Person in the pool Lennon’s “Come Together”
57 Wading birds 8 Grille covers 88 Goal of a verb’s action: abbr.
59 Get to the ___ 9 Voice, as a grievance 90 That, in Tijuana
10 1983 taxi movie starring Mr. 92 Abbr. in ages
the problem 94 Take to court
61 Snack T 97 “___ and yet so far”
62 Elephant obstacles of 11 Part of SHAEF 100 Philomela’s sister, turned
12 Actress Charlotte
218 B.C. 13 Secy.’s calendar listing into a swallow
64 Playing with a full deck 14 Put ___ (ask) 102 Gather up, as a flag or sail
65 Make a Top Ten list 15 Yvette’s evening 103 Easy ___ (elementary)
66 Make do? 16 Noun ending 105 Maestro Jones of car-horn,
68 Coquettish 18 Plant woe
70 Macaroni 19 Quaid-Gossett sci-fi film of pot-lid fame
71 Earthquake hotlines? 106 They’re trait-laced
72 Snake, at times 1985 107 Actress in The Bad News
73 Topped tortes 20 Part of EOM
75 Arabian Sea nation 21 Farmer’s ears Bears
77 Whom Festus or Chester 26 Jumps when 108 Lesley Gore’s “___ Party”
109 Gulf off Somalia
would pester scared, e.g. 110 “What do ___ now, Mr.
79 Science org. 31 Mega-seller
80 Mortar masher 32 In a faint Know-It-All?”
82 Lays out 33 Do what Dillinger did 111 Auto pioneer
84 Comparative ending 34 Clarke who received 112 Twice XXX, minus VII
85 Nobel-winning 114 With flot, a Russian airline
Cagney’s grapefruit facial 115 Summer in D.C.: abbr.
physiologist Meyerhof 35 Hankering 117 Steeplechase
87 A Different World star 37 Playskool product 118 Like “go,” as
89 Surprise-ending specialist 38 Envelop
91 Wee 40 Bucolic parents a verb: abbr.
93 87 Across, shuffled 41 42 Down, shuffled 120 Andy’s aunt
95 The Y, e.g. 42 Violin virtuoso 121 Caddie’s gadget
96 Mitt misses 43 Compass heading, in 123 Thou, squared
98 “I hate ___!”
44 He played Laverne’s dad
45 44 Down, shuffled
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INSIGHT BACK PAGE
There’s a name for her brother’s actions: Bullying
BY CAROLYN HAX tilence, and maybe it “shouldn’t” bother me, but it you list – abuse of power. Racism and sexual harass-
Washington Post does. ment are abuses of power. War, an abuse of power
and/or an effort to stop some other entity’s abuse
Hi, Carolyn: How do I get him to just stop it, without causing of power. Pestilence? Longer story, but worsened by
Dear Carolyn: My younger some kind of rift? We get along well except for this. abuses of power.
brother – we are both adults – calls
me by an old name – one I was Your brother sees power in your discomfort and
given at birth, and have loathed – Not in Fourth Grade Anymore seizes it whenever he can. Thus your anger: It’s a
since age 3, and have not willingly natural response to a sense of powerlessness, espe-
used since I was 10. – Not in Fourth Grade Anymore: This is not a tiny cially when it involves your very identity. You feel
The name I use – on my passport, paychecks, ev- problem! unable to define yourself on your terms, because
erything – is a shortened version of the given one. My your brother uses his leverage to grab that power
other five siblings call me by the name I prefer. Seriously. from you. I felt rage on your behalf just reading
Brother does this with the sole aim of irking me. It is a tiny expression of a serious problem, the your letter today.
He won’t stop. He interrupts me when I’m introduc- same problem behind every serious sub-problem
ing myself to people, to say, “She’s really [old name],” Often methods like yours suffice to thwart bullies
which I grit my teeth and smilingly correct for the – yes, your brother is one – or a bully just gets bored
new (confused) friend. and moves on. But since your brother apparently
I have asked him politely to stop; he laughs and retains his full appetite for putting you down, you’ll
says, “OK, [old name].” I have addressed him by need to work the levers to reclaim your authority.
distortions of his own name, awfully childish and
doesn’t work anyway. I have laughed it off; this First, remain calm. He feeds off your distress.
makes him laugh and continue to misname me. I’ve Second, be plainly truthful, without emotion, to
snapped, “Grow up already.” I’ve deleted Facebook people who witness your brother’s embarrassing
posts where he calls me by this name. act. You already have the words: “I believe I’m en-
I have a lot of built-up, unwanted anger at this; I titled to the basic respect of being called by my own
feel like I’m being bullied and disrespected. My ob- name. My brother thinks otherwise.” Facts only, to
jections are “overruled” as “oversensitive.” I believe fill in the salient blank: Is this warmhearted sib-
I am entitled to the basic respect of being called by roasting? No. It is not. “I apologize for my brother”
my own name. I know it’s a tiny problem in this big is fine shorthand, calm as a pond on a windless day.
world of racism, sexual harassment, war and pes- Third, trust that good people will make the con-
nection, especially if he “overrules” you as “over-
sensitive,” and don’t engage your brother on this
one bit beyond your stated position. Pointedly, let
him make a name for himself.
STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT
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Venous insufficiency: Straight talk about ‘silent disease’
BY TOM LLOYD come in with a venous insufficiency.” tion is not treated,
Staff Writer According to Johns Hopkins Medi- you may have
Venous insufficiency, says vascular cine, “venous insufficiency occurs
and endovascular surgeon Dr. Hadi when your leg veins don’t allow blood
Shalhoub, is “the silent disease.” to flow back up to your heart. Nor-
mally, the valves in your veins make
That is probably one reason he is so sure that blood flows toward your
vocal about it. Another is that, by his heart. But when these valves don’t
count, “70 to 80 percent of patients work well, blood can also flow back-
who come into [Sebastian’s] Wound wards. This can cause blood to col-
Care Center with a chronic wound lect (pool) in your legs. If this condi-
Dr. Hadi Shalhoub.
PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE
Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / October 4, 2018 45
‘We figured out if we close [the If they are, don’t look for Shalhoub they do actually improve the symp-
to break out his prescription pad. toms in the legs,” Shalhoub says.
veins with malfunctioning There are, he states, “very few medi-
cations” that can successfully treat “The nice thing about this proce-
valves], they do actually improve this particular problem. dure is that it’s an office-based pro-
cedure where an ultrasound techni-
the symptoms in the legs.’ Instead, it’s more likely Shalhoub cian comes and scans the veins and
will close-off the malfunctioning we enter the vein percutaneously
– Dr. Hadi Shalhoub vein and valve and allow other near- with the needle stick, without any
by veins to take over. sight of blood. I mean it’s like starting
pain, swelling, cramps, skin changes, an IV. And a catheter is placed inside
varicose veins and leg ulcers.” “Once the [damaged] vein is closed, the vein and monitored under ultra-
less blood pools in the leg, and over- sound for its positioning.
Or worse. all blood flow is improved,” accord-
It’s all about those tiny valves in- ing to University of Rochester Medi- “The catheter,” Shalhoub contin-
side your veins, according to Shal- cal Center. ues, “is used with radio frequency
houb, a member of the Steward Medi- that generates an amount of heat that
cal Group. “We figured out if we close [the
If those valves fail, it can – and usu- veins with malfunctioning valves], CONTINUED ON PAGE 46
ally does – cause blood pressure to
build up in the legs. That increase in
pressure prevents nutrients and oxy-
gen from getting to tissues, causing
cells to die and wounds to form
In a worst-case scenario, your
blood, blocked by one of those faulty
valves, may thicken into a mass that
becomes solid, forming a clot that
potentially can travel to one of your
lungs and make breathing difficult or
even cause death.
The National Institutes of Health
points out that fully 10 percent of the
U.S. population has some type of vas-
cular problem and ones like venous in-
sufficiency are generally considered to
be hereditary. You may have been born
with a predisposition for developing it.
Unfortunately, there’s no take-
home sphygmomanometer (blood
pressure cuff) available to self-diag-
nose venous insufficiency. To spot
the signs of a potential problem,
people should look for signs such as
small spider veins or “a very visible
blood vessel that dilates and shows
on somebody’s leg.”
Asked how venous insufficiency
is confirmed and treated, Shalhoub
says “every patient usually has a full
clinical evaluation and we find out
whether there are other abnormali-
ties to their vein structure. Some-
times the heart has to be evaluated
also, because if the pump is not work-
ing and it causes backup pressure
onto the lower veins, that can cause
swelling in the legs too, and that has
to be understood.”
A key part of this evaluation is a
highly specialized form of ultra-
sound called a “VNUS Grade Dop-
pler” which, Shalhoub explains, “is
designed to visualize all of these
valves and grade them to see if they
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 45 Dr. Hadi Shalhoub is with Advanced
Surgical Associates and the Steward
brings this vein to a close.” Medical Group. His office is at 13100
Pausing, he firmly states, “radio fre- U.S. 1 in Sebastian. The phone num-
ber is 772-581-8900.
quency ablation is the superior meth-
od of taking care of this problem.”
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FDA pushes for development of non-opioid pain meds
BY LAURIE McGINLEY the FDA is looking for in non-opioid efforts on the opioid epidemic overall surers to pay for them.
The Washington Post medications for chronic pain, while but expressed skepticism that new The Centers for Disease Control and
another will detail how manufacturers guidance would make a big differ-
The Food and Drug Administration can show that their product reduces ence. He said that the biggest problem Prevention has reported that prescrip-
is planning new steps to encourage patients’ exposure to opioids for acute is not a lack of non-opioid alternatives tions for opioids have declined some-
the development of nonaddictive al- pain. Yet another will update drug- but that physicians are still prescrib- what in recent years, but a recent Mayo
ternatives to opioid pain medications, makers on how they should assess the ing opioids too often. Clinic study found that opioid use over
Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in risks of illicit use of their drugs, a fac- the past decade has not substantially
an interview. tor in FDA reviews of drugs. “Doctors have been trained since the decreased.
1990s that when they hear about pain,
As part of the effort, the agency The move is the latest of varied FDA they pull out their pads and write pre- In any case, there is widespread
plans to withdraw its existing 2014 efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, scriptions for opioids,” he said. “If you agreement that people in the United
guidance to the drug industry on pain which Gottlieb has repeatedly said is are a pharmaceutical company, that’s States still rely too much on prescrip-
medicines. That document is overly a top agency priority. Last Tuesday, for what worries you. It’s marginally help- tion opioids – the per capita usage
broad, Gottlieb said, and is sometimes example, the agency sent warning let- ful if the FDA says we will give you a rates are much higher than for other
a barrier to new products and innova- ters to four online networks operating faster review. But your main concern countries, Humphreys noted. “We are
tions. The current guidelines call for 21 websites that illegally market un- is that if doctors see pain, they say, that still way out of whack on that,” he said.
a large number of studies to get FDA approved medications. It directed the means Vicodin.”
approval for general use for chronic networks to immediately stop selling Last week, Gottlieb said the agen-
pain, he added. the products. Gary Mendell, founder and chief cy plans to contract with the Na-
executive of Shatterproof, a nonprofit tional Academies of Sciences, En-
Over the next six to 12 months, the Other FDA officials say they hope that organization working to combat ad- gineering and Medicine to develop
agency plans to issue several docu- new road maps for bringing non-opioid diction, applauded Gottlieb’s an- evidence-based guidelines for the
ments intended to spur development pain medications to market will en- nouncement and said it will raise the prescribing of opioids for acute and
of medications for specific types of courage drug companies to focus more bar for FDA approval of opioids as well post-surgical pain. He said that FDA
pain. The result should lead to smaller intently on the field. And overall, they as promote the development of non- analyses suggest that doctors are
clinical trials, faster approvals and say, the drug industry is moving toward addictive alternatives. providing too many pills for many
quicker launches of novel therapies, more-targeted therapies and away from common pain uses. Excess pills get
Gottlieb said. the broad use of medications. As more non-opioid pain medi- diverted to illicit markets or used by
cines enter the market, he added, families or friends, he said. In other
One of the advisories will provide Keith Humphreys, a Stanford Uni- pressures will mount for more doc- cases, the patients themselves may
drug companies information on what versity psychiatrist, praised Gottlieb’s tors to prescribe them and more in- become addicted.
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What is Saint Laurent saying about female empowerment here?
BY ROBIN GIVHAN
The Washington Post
Under the twinkling lights of the Ei- with a focus on women and their sexual-
ffel Tower, with hundreds of young Pa- ity. Over the years, as the brand dressed
risians perched on a nearby stone wall the likes of Catherine Deneuve, it firmly
and tour buses moving extra slowly embedded itself into French culture. Its
on the adjacent streets, models for the archive has served like a temple of mo-
spring 2019 Saint Laurent show splashed dernity, influencing generations of de-
their way through a shallow infinity signers around the world.
pool. They were perched atop chunky-
heeled sandals, wearing flat-topped Saint Laurent has always had a man at
wide-brimmed hats. They wore slim, its creative helm, so it has always viewed
tailored blazers with Saint Laurent’s women’s sexuality through masculine
classic strong shoulders. And they wore eyes, interpreted and defined by a man.
teeny-tiny shorts, sometimes in snake- And those men have told women that it
skin, at least once in frayed denim. is empowering and satisfying to wear
teeny-tiny snakeskin shorts with tower-
They wore sheer black chiffon and ing heels, to splash through shallow wa-
leopard print dresses that revealed their ters with breasts bared on a night chilly
breasts. One model’s breasts were fully enough that guests were swaddled un-
exposed but adorned with feathers. One der blankets. They have told them that
hesitates to call them pasties because the ideal female form has the spindly
they were a cut above. But still. legs of a filly – so immature and scrawny
that one half expects the model to col-
It was a collection that brought to- lapse in a heap from the sheer exhaus-
gether the points-of-view of the design- tion of having to walk upright.
ers who have had the biggest influence
on this storied French brand. It was The models walked out with their fac-
firmly rooted in the vision of its founder es set in an expression of determination.
and namesake, Yves Saint Laurent, who Perhaps some were feeling especially
celebrated female sexual power by blur- powerful and self-confident. Surely oth-
ring gender norms and experimenting ers were simply thinking about not slip-
with androgyny. It recalled the work of ping in the water while keeping their
Hedi Slimane, now at Celine, who in- gaze focused on the bank of photogra-
fused the brand with the rebellious at- phers at the end of the runway. Some
titude of contemporary youth culture most definitely looked as though they
in which girls looked like they were tak- were willing themselves not to shiver.
ing their hangovers to the next music
festival or underground rock club. And Yes, the female form is beautiful. It’s
it speaks to the sensibility of current inspirational. But what has it inspired?
creative director Anthony Vaccarello, And has that been empowering to wom-
whose motto might well be: When in en or simply satisfying to men?
doubt, show a lot of leg.
Designer Tom Ford is also part of the
Saint Laurent legacy. For one of his run-
way presentations in the early 2000s, he
painted the models’ nipples purple.
Yes, the female form is beautiful, but
is it made more beautiful by borrowing
clothes from the boys, by wrapping it in
a cloud of debauchery, by having parts
exposed in a way that makes a woman
“all legs” instead of full human?
This isn’t to say that the collection was
bad or offensive or improper, only that it
raised questions. And raising questions
is good, particularly in this moment
when the culture, both here and in the
United States, is considering its male
and feminine norms and realizing that
for generations many of those norms
have been wholly abnormal. When the
comedian Hannah Gadsby makes one
rethink the masters of Western art and
their legacy of reclining nudes and bath-
ing nudes, it’s hard not to reconsider the
codes of Western fashion.
Saint Laurent was founded in 1961
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Dior and Gucci offer fashion alternative to the madness
BY ROBIN GIVHAN like some exotic runway bird – backs spring collections opened here by fo- about taking a moment to shut out the
The Washington Post arched, tushes tucked under, arms cusing on the power of alternative nar- noise and listen to the quiet.
beating the air like powerful wings. ratives. At Dior, creative director Maria
The spring 2019 womenswear col- Grazia Chiuri offered a kind of medita- In her show notes, Chiuri includes
lections opened here last Monday with The dance was a thing of beauty. A tive poetry, a distillation of the human a quote from choreographer Eyal
a dance: an exploration of beauty and kind of human witchcraft in which the body to its essential beauty of lines, about dance: “It’s not a question of
grace on stage at Dior. It began with a body is transformed into pure grace angles and curves. Her palette of blush bodily perfection, but of flexibility and
singular body in a form-fitting catsuit and emotion. They are mesmeriz- tones and desert landscape neutrals, strength of movement.” It is a tenet
rising up like the tide under a spotlight ing when they move individually. But along with the midnight blue of the that could be used in a host of circum-
in the middle of a darkened Hippo- when they flow in unison, they are al- night sky, was soothing balm in a world stances. We shouldn’t hold ourselves or
drome de Longchamp. most a miracle. that has become a red-hot firestorm. others to the standard of perfection but
There were not many new design ideas instead honor the work and recognize
Choreographed by Sharon Eyal, the Lord knows a little human grace is in Chiuri’s collection. There were fa- human flaws, stay strong but not at the
solo dancer was soon join by seven needed right now. We need a remind- miliar flowing dance skirts and form- expense of flexibility.
others – both men and women – who er of what can be accomplished when fitting tops, blazers cinched with slim
moved in unison and yet with indi- chaos gives in to harmony. Is there a belts, berets and ballet slippers. But this “Fashion is more powerful than you
vidual aplomb. The dancers were both need for an accounting of all the tur- time, Chiruri’s argument for why these think,” says Alessandro Michele, cre-
tall and petite, some as perfectly etched moil, the many storms? No. Everyone clothes are needed now was more con- ative director of Gucci, during a conver-
as Vitruvian Man and others with the knows. They are personal, societal, vincing than it has been in past seasons. sation with journalists after his show.
gravity-defying heft of a Mark Morris political, existential. They are the mon- These are not the clothes for marching Fashion can take you to a different place;
star. Each body throbbed to the rhyth- sters that haunt our dreams, that turn in the streets or storming the corporate it can change your mindset, he says.
mic music, their intake and exhalation social media into a cesspool of bad boardroom. These clothes epitomize
of breath transformed into full-body news and recriminations. self-care. If they have a message, it is The Italian designer had decamped
poetry. They strutted on their toes from his usual venue in Milan to pres-
Fashion has a choice: to reflect the ent his collection at the Palace Theatre,
madness or offer an alternative. The a place that once had the buzzy vibran-