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Shunned by baseball

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Dermatologist calls $2.5M fraud settlement a ‘shakedown’

BY BETH WALTON | Staff Writer Government. The move comes tology offices in St. Lucie, Indi- Ioannides’ deal does not ad- part of an integrity agreement.
years after a former patient told an River, and Martin counties, mit liability and the allegations The patient who brought the
A healthcare fraud case against authorities the physician alleged- insisted he had done nothing against the doctor were nev- original complaint to the govern-
the founder of Treasure Coast ly billed Medicare for a procedure wrong. He called the government er proven. His medical license ment will receive $475,000 in the
Dermatology was dismissed in she never had, a violation of the and its lawyers corrupt, and is unaltered, though his billing multimillion-dollar settlement
federal court last week after Dr. False Claims Act. termed what happened to him a practices and books will be now deal. The False Claims Act allows
Tim Ioannides agreed to a $2.5 “shakedown.” subject to additional audits as
million settlement with the U.S. Ioannides, who owns derma- CONTINUED ON PAGE A12

COUPLE DIVES INTO
TRICKY BUSINESS OF
LIONFISH TRAPPING

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer
[email protected]

They’re not supposed to be here.

They’re not supposed to be eating

anything and everything that’s small-

er than them. They’re not supposed to

reproduce by the thousands and wreak

havoc on the ecosystem.

And yet, here they are – lionfish.

A creature native to Asian waters – a Lionfish on display in the aquarium at the Manatee Observation Center. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
creature that, presumably, has some

natural predator preying on it or its spawn – a crea- trying to harvest lionfish one at a time has proven a

ture that, beautiful as it is, should not be freely challenge. The fish’s depth ranges from a meager 2

swimming the Atlantic waters around Florida and feet to a staggering 1,500 feet, making it quite diffi-

up the east coast. cult to know exactly where to search for them.

For recreational divers Bob and Maria Hickerson, CONTINUED ON PAGE A10

In Tradition, a plan for Residents sound
mini-golf to the max off on traffic noise

BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent
[email protected]
Port St. Lucie City Council mem-
This could be a stroke of genius. ber John Carvelli said he’s hearing
a lot of complaints from commu-
CATCH OF It will have 36 holes of miniature golf – but nities near the corner of St. Lucie
THE DAY! West and Cashmere boulevards,
it is so much more than the typical putt-putt, but folks have to speak up over the
PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN traffic these days.
according to owner Greg Bartoli, who hopes to
Neamyia Davis and Caden Turner both go for the ball during a youth football game “I went inside King’s Isle and
between the Goon Squad and the Ravens at Sportsman’s Park in Port St. Lucie recently. break ground soon on Pop Stroke – Eat Play Drink. said, ‘God, it is loud,’” Carvelli said.

Bartoli envisions a golf entertainment facility, a place that provides The traffic-noise volume,

activities for those of all ages and abilities. Want to golf a champion- CONTINUED ON PAGE A6

ship course half-way around the world? There are three golf simula-

tors loaded with 200 courses from all over the globe. Want a fun atmo-

sphere to catch the big game and enjoy CONTINUED ON PAGE A11

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Area marine biologist reels in prestigious Explorers Club award

BY KATHLEEN SLOAN | Staff Writer past exploration techniques, Widder historic Coast Guard Station on the

Last weekend, local marine biologist and uses technology to attract and iden- Fort Pierce Inlet. Soon after forming
deep-sea explorer Dr. Edie Widder became
just the sixth woman to receive a Citation of tify, not attack and capture, deep sea ORCA, Widder traveled the area giv-
Merit from New York City’s famed Explorers
Club. Founded in 1904, the club was home species. ing presentations, warning that the
base for Robert Peary, Sir Edmund Hillary,
Thor Heyerdahl, Neil Armstrong and many To effectively lie in wait for the giant lagoon, “once the most biologically
of the other of the most notable 20th centu-
ry explorers. squid in a small submarine, at a time diverse estuary in the U.S.,” was ap-

The club has given the Citation of Merit when multiple teams of scientists were proaching “a tipping point, beyond
award since 1962, but didn’t admit women
members until 1981. Widder, founder and vying to find and film the massive and which it would collapse into an al-
chief scientist at the Ocean Research and
Conservation Association in Fort Pierce, re- mysterious animal, Widder first had gae-dominated system.”
ceived the award at the club’s 114th annual
dinner in Manhattan on March 10. to quiet the submersible’s propulsion Her warnings were prophetic and

The Citation is given to recognize an and power source so sea creatures shortly afterward a tipping point was
“outstanding feat of exploration or services
to the Club.” In Widder’s case, that feat was wouldn’t flee as the sub dropped half indeed reached when unprecedent-
the sighting and video recording of the gi-
ant squid in its natural habitat in 2012, an a mile down into the waters off Japan’s Dr. Edie Widder of ORCA in Fort Pierce. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD ed algae blooms infested much of
accomplishment called, “the holy grail of
natural history cinematography.” Ogasawara archipelago. the lagoon, killing off a majority of

Widder, who earlier received a MacAr- Second, she had to develop a strong red images of the most elusive of all, the giant the seagrass that is the foundation of the
thur Genius Award for her work explaining
bioluminescence, the phenomenon of sea light so she and her team could see and squid, once known as the kraken, thought estuary’s ecosystem.
creatures that give off light, has spent years
adapting and creating technology to lure record the giant squid without being seen to devour ships and apt to be mistaken for The blue-green algae bloom along St.
and view denizens of the deep. Reversing
in return by the near-mythical creature. an island. Lucie County’s stretch of the lagoon was so

Infrared light “is absorbed instantly in the After working at the Monterey Bay large “it could be seen from outer space,”

water,” she said. Most sea creatures can Aquarium in California and at Harbor Widder said. The brown algae tide around

only see blue light, an adaptation due to Branch Oceanographic Institute for 16 Titusville depleted the oxygen, “causing a

blue light traveling great distances in ocean years as a senior scientist, Widder founded massive fish kill.”

water. ORCA in 2005 as a nonprofit dedicated to Widder hopes her latest prize will draw

Third, Widder created a quiet and re- saving the ocean and Indian River Lagoon donations and support to carry on ORCA’s

motely operated sea camera that detects from pollution. work, which has included a network of re-

and measures bioluminescence and re- “After receiving so much from the ocean, al-time water testing and monitoring de-

cords sharp images within the red-light it was time to give back,” said Widder, who vices called Kilroys and a range of research

spectrum. She calls it the “Eye-in-the-sea.” used her $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship programs aimed at finding ways to reduce

Fourth, Widder developed a lure to at- to launch the research and advocacy or- pollution and reverse the decline of the In-

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SHUNNED BY BASEBALL The wanted the spineless Selig,
who presided over the cancellation of
the 1994 World Series and the “steroid
era,” a scandalous chapter that trans-

Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent lives just up the road formed baseball’s once-sacred record
book into a grim fairy tale.

from spring training – but is a world away from game he loves Vincent, it’s worth noting, had sent
a memo to every team in 1991 warn-

ing that the use of illegal steroids was

prohibited by law and, thus, prohibit-

Now 79 and more than a quarter century removed from never regretted what they did. ed in baseball, too – although the policy

his tumultuous tenure as Major League Baseball’s eighth “But I understand why,” he added. “They was unenforceable without the union’s

commissioner, Fay Vincent remains reluctant to say he weren’t happy with me as commissioner. I was cooperation.

feels “hurt” by the shabby way he was treated by his suc- there at the wrong time. They were at war with Baseball needed something to bring

cessor and the team owners who pushed him out of the the players. They wanted to break the union. Fay Vincent. PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD back disgruntled and disenchanted fans

RAY McNULTY game he still dearly loves. And they thought I was too soft on the union. after a nasty, all-or-nothing labor dispute
Too often throughout our “Every time I sat down and talked with Don Fehr, who between the owners and players ended the 1994 season

MY TAKE 50-minute conversation, ran the union, they felt I was betraying them.” and wiped out the World Series.
however, there was a melan- What galled the owners most was Vincent’s refusal to With Vincent out of the way and no commissioner to

choly tone to his words, a noticeable pain in his voice. relinquish the commissioner’s power to act in the “best stop them, the owners had embarked on their plan to bust

Which was understandable. interests of the game” in matters pertaining to collective the union. Predictably, they failed.

The Indian River Shores resident continues to be bargaining. “As it turned out, my leaving was the best thing to hap-

viewed by baseball’s brass to be a persona non grata – a They hired him. They paid his salary. They wanted him pen to the owners, because 1994 was a watershed year for

not-so-subtle shunning that began upon his departure to act in their best interests – not conduct himself as a baseball,” Vincent said. “The players had to have the war

from the commissioner’s office in September 1992, three fair and objective arbiter who put the game ahead of his to prove to the owners the union couldn’t be broken.

years after he replaced his longtime friend, Bart Giamat- bosses. Vincent, though, couldn’t do that. “After ’94, the owners realized they had no choice but to

ti, who died of a massive heart attack only 154 days into A former Columbia Pictures chairman and Coca-Cola work with the union and, from then on, baseball has been

what was supposed to be a five-year term. executive vice president, Vincent accepted Giamatti’s offer in a glorious position,” he added. “We’ve had 25 years of

Not once during the past 25 years has Vincent been to be his deputy commissioner because he possessed a labor peace and prosperity that have been beneficial to

invited by the commissioner’s office to attend a World genuine love of baseball. everyone.”

Series, or an All-Star Game, or even the playoffs. Then, having inherited the top job in September 1989, Vincent said he believes the owners and players will

Only once has Vincent been invited to throw a ceremo- he believed – as did Giamatti – that the game needed an eventually “marry” and become business partners, which

nial first pitch – by New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon to independent commissioner, beholden to no one. And would enable owners to finally be rid of the union and

celebrate Opening Day in 1993 – and he has since attend- he was fiercely protective of the vast powers historically avoid labor conflicts and, at the same time, allow players

ed only one other regular-season game. That was in June entrusted to the office. to share in profits.

1997, also at Shea Stadium. In fact, Vincent admitted to collusion by the owners in Leading that effort is likely to be Rob Manfred, who

For all intents and purposes, Vincent was cruelly, spite- the 1980s, when the owners agreed to work together to succeeded Selig as commissioner.

fully and disgracefully banished by baseball’s Sanhedrin, avoid competitive bidding for players. The union went to Vincent described Manfred, who has worked full-time

specifically a wrongheaded-but-influential faction led by court and the owners eventually settled three claims for in baseball since 1998, as a “very experienced, knowledge-

team owners Jerry Reinsdorf of the Chicago White Sox and a total of $280 million. “I warned them about collusion; I able guy” – one smart enough to appreciate the strength,

Bud Selig of the Milwaukee Brewers. told them they couldn’t do that,” Vincent said. “Selig and cohesiveness and long-running success of the players’

After Vincent was ousted, in fact, Selig served as base- Reinsdorf disagreed. They fought it. They were wrong. And union. “He’s a labor lawyer, which is probably what base-

ball’s acting commissioner from 1992 to 1998, when his they paid for it.” ball needs now,” Vincent said, “because the success of any

fellow owners formally elected him to the office, which he What ultimately ended his run as commissioner, commissioner is based on maintaining labor peace with

occupied until his retirement after the 2014 season. though, was his staunch opposition to owners who want- the union.”

Rarely during his reign did Selig mention his predeces- ed to bust the union. As much as baseball needed a strong Vincent tried to make that happen. The owners

sor’s name – and certainly not in any positive way. Never leader devoted to promoting and defending the best inter- wouldn’t allow it and got rid of him. He hasn’t been to a

did he seek his counsel. ests of the game, that’s not what the owners wanted. big-league ballpark in more than 20 years.

“To do such a difficult job for them and not be appre- They wanted someone who would side with them, Instead, his connection with baseball now is limited to

ciated was very disappointing,” Vincent said. “It would’ve someone who would put their bottom line first, someone watching games on television. “I follow the teams in New

been nice to get even tepid applause on the way out, but who would see the players as an enemy that needed to be York and Boston, but nothing like I used to,” he added.

there wasn’t even that. They wanted me gone, and they defeated. They wanted one of their own. CONTINUED ON PAGE A6



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TRAFFIC NOISE an indoor conversation. However, volume
is only one part of how people perceive
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 sounds. Conversations, for example, have
breaks, whereas turnpike traffic is often un-
Carvelli said, is created by the St. Lucie West relenting for hours.
Services District’s recent Basin 4E-5 Inter-
connect project and Harvey Stormwater The same study found traffic noise from
Storage Project. Both involved removing Cashmere as heard along Pleasant Grove
trees that Carvelli said were acting as sound to average about 5 decibels louder. That
diffusers. Without them, he explained, doesn’t mean Cashmere’s traffic drowns out
there’s now a line without sound breakers the turnpike’s. For example, when traffic de-
between the Florida Turnpike and residen- creases on Cashmere, the sounds from the
tial communities. turnpike are often still present.

“It opened a channel for the sound of the Sounds often also have a cumulative ef-
turnpike to move up,” Carvelli said. fect. For example, a dishwasher is generally
louder than a running faucet, but most can
Dennis Pickle, manager and utilities di- still hear a faucet while a dishwasher is op-
rector at the district, said the district will erating. The combined sounds can irritate
work with the city to see what can be done someone who’s unbothered by them indi-
to reduce the noise. However, he pointed vidually.
out the city approved the projects and the
district paid the city $201,000 for mitigation Pickle said the district had to remove the
related to the tree removals. trees for both the Basin 4E-5 and Lake Har-
vey projects. It did plant some replacement
Pickle has tentatively offered the city up trees that are growing. Pickle said the district
to $15,000 toward any sound mitigation was limited in the space for preserving and
projects it might decide to undertake. He replanting vegetation. In addition to the ar-
had said the district’s board of supervisors tificial waterways taking up some of the land
would likely have to consider any additional where trees and vegetation had been, there’s
expenses or efforts for sound mitigation. the issue of accessibility for maintenance.

“I feel for (affected residents) and want to “To us, we feel we’ve done everything we
be a good neighbor, but I have to pay atten- could possibly do,” Pickle said.
tion to the taxpayers,” Pickle said.
Carvelli said he’ll push the city and district
Carvelli said three communities have to keep looking for solutions to the traffic
been most affected by the new noise dy- sound problems. Carvelli chided the district
namics. “It’s Magnolia Lakes, the Palms (of for what he considers to be predictable and
St. Lucie West) and King’s Isle,” he said. avoidable fallout from the work. Among oth-
er things, Carvelli said the district probably
The district took sound readings last didn’t have to remove as many mature trees
spring along Northwest Pleasant Grove as it had. “Realistically, they could have done
Way in Magnolia Lakes, which runs parallel something to stop the channel the sound
to Northwest Cashmere Boulevard. Pickle that’s coming through,” he said.
said a representative from Magnolia Lakes
brought up the noise complaints then. The Pickle said the city has asked him to at-
district hadn’t commissioned any readings tend a special meeting on Monday, March
before the Basin 4E-5 work to compare re- 19, at the council chambers, 121 W. Port St.
sults, and Lake Harvey was completed since Lucie Boulevard, to discuss the problem.
the readings were taken. That meeting is scheduled for 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Sounds from the turnpike, according to Carvelli lives in one of the affected com-
the study, averaged about 55 decibels during munities and represents St. Lucie West on
the daytime. That’s about the volume of the City Council. 

MY TAKE fell four stories while attempting to escape
through a window.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A4
He regained his ability to walk, but in his
“Today, I don’t root for anybody. I don’t even 50s, the injuries combined with arthritis
watch more than the first few innings of the to restrict his mobility and force him to
World Series games, because they start too use a cane. He now relies on a walker and
late on the East Coast. a wheelchair, so even if invited, attending
games would require some effort.
“But I still enjoy the games.”
And he still misses being at the ballpark, “If I called the Mets and asked, ‘If I came
talking with players and umpires, reminisc- down there, would you take care of me?’ ...
ing with old friends, being part of the game. I’m sure they would,” Vincent said. “But I
After making the Shores his winter home don’t want to impose.”
– he’s here from mid-October to mid-May
– Vincent would occasionally visit Dodg- It would be wonderful if someone,
ertown and spring-training sites in Port St. perhaps Manfred, reached out to Vincent,
Lucie and Jupiter. embraced his respected place in baseball
However, it has been five years since he history and expressed an appreciation for
has made such a trip. his service to the game.
Vincent suffered severe back and leg in-
juries during his freshman year at Williams Someone needs to bring him back to the
College, where his roommate locked him ballpark for a World Series, or an All-Star
inside his dorm room as a prank and he Game, or the playoffs. He should be publicly
recognized, honored, made part of the
festivities.

He deserves to be remembered. 



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LIONFISH lionfish love structures, which said, explaining that he’ll prob-

CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 got Hickerson to thinking: ably take the traps to the Carib-

At least, that was a challenge until the Could a trap be developed to bean for the initial testing.
Hickersons – who are also known as Team
Frapper – discovered that lionfish are quite catch only lionfish? If all goes well with the trap,
at home among structures. Pylons, reefs,
anything that gives them shelter and helps A diver has a limited and assuming the government
them hide.
amount of time underwater to gives Team Frapper the green
“We’re behind the curve,” Bob Hick-
erson told a standing-room only crowd harvest lionfish. Traps, on the light to implement it, Hicker-
during the Manatee Observation and Edu-
cation Center’s monthly Lunch and Learn. other hand, can stay under- son hopes to be able to retrofit
“Way behind the curve.”
water for as long as needed. lobster traps with the gates and
Since before the mid-1980s, lionfish
have been entering the waters of Florida But where a diver can control camera/artificial intelligence
and the Caribbean. Scientists believe the
fish were released by those who had house what is harvested, a trap tends so lobster trappers can catch
lionfish in their home aquariums.
to accept anything that comes lionfish during the off season.
The first documented lionfish catch was
off Dania Beach, Fla., in 1985. its way. Thinking bigger, Hickerson

In 2009, the Hickersons were diving in “That’s tricky,” Hickerson said he could see their tech-
the Caribbean when they speared a lion-
fish – their first. It was then that they real- said of designing a trap that nology being tweaked to tar-
ized something needed to be done to get
rid of this pesky, destructive, invasive fish. would have zero by-catch. get other invasive species, too.

“I’m kind of a waterbug,” Bob Hickerson In the marine lab set up at And while Team Frapper
said after the talk, adding that he loves to
see the waters healthy. Lionfish, however, his Vero Beach home, Hicker- continues pursuing a lionfish
disrupt the health of the water. “It’s kind of
a cause for us.” son has developed a trap that trap, Hickerson encourages

Since 2009, the Hickersons have worked is now in the final stages of the general public to find a
with marine scientists at Harbor Branch
and F.I.T. to study lionfish behavior. testing – and it shows promise. way to help.

The research led to the discovery that The trap has an entrance He suggests they give lion-

– a gate – that allows the lion- fish a try the next time they see

fish to approach. An onboard it on the menu at a restaurant

camera analyzes the fish to or when it’s on ice in the sea-

determine that it is, in fact, a food department at the gro-

lionfish, and then opens a sec- cery store. They have a white,

ondary gate into the trap. Bob Hickerson discusses lionfish at the Lunch and Learn lecture. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN flaky and sweet-tasting meat,

Lionfish in the lab have in- according to Hickerson, some-

deed approached the trap and have gone A 3-D test using stuffed animals, too, has where between a flounder and hogfish.

in – without the camera standing guard. shown promise that the programming will Don’t see it on the menu or at the gro-

The camera and its associated artificial work. cery? Request it, Hickerson recommends.

intelligence have not yet been installed. But there is one other roadblock, ac- The more people show interest in lionfish,

However, they have been tested on a com- cording to Hickerson. It’s illegal to trap fish the sooner the fishing industry will re-

puter, being fed images of lionfish, and in U.S. waters without the proper permits. spond.

then tested with other species thrown in. “It’s an issue we’ll have to overcome,” he “It’s all good,” Hickerson said, explain-

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ing that there is no need to feel guilt eating POP STROKE Mayor Gregory Oravec teased Cara- County to host meeting on
lionfish. ballo for her modesty and suggested the local mitigation strategy
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 possibility of a Council vs Citizen mini-
And there’s no need to worry about golf tournament. On Wednesday, March 21 at 9 a.m., St.
poisoning from eating lionfish. Lionfish time with friends? There’s a party deck
do have venomous spines, but they don’t complete with 15 screens so you won’t “Let’s go for it,” Caraballo said. Lucie County’s Public Safety Department’s
affect the fish’s flesh. Nor do they hurt miss the action. When told of the council’s tournament
you unless they prick the skin. “They’re idea, Bartoli said that was something he Division of Emergency Management will
tricky to handle but easy to clean,” Hick- But for all the non-miniature golf offer- could get behind. Already, he has an app
erson said. But there is no antidote for the ings, the highlight at Pop Stroke will be, no in development that would serve as a lea- host the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)
venom, which causes throbbing pain for doubt, the three 9-hole courses of varying derboard so golfers can track their scores
hours or days, depending on how bad the difficulties. against others. Steering Committee and Working Group
injury is. “It is extremely painful.” Along with tournaments, Bartoli said
“It’s not like your old school” mini-golf, he expects Pop Stroke to play host to for a general meeting of its public and pri-
Running non-scalding but hot liquid Bartoli said. There are no wacky windmills fund-raisers, private parties, company
over the affected site helps to denaturize or smiling clowns trying to knock your golf get-togethers and other such events. vate-sector membership. This meeting is
the venom, he said. ball out of play. Beer, wine and ice cream will be served
up at Pop Stroke and golfers can bring open to the public and will be held at the
For those who aren’t keen on eating fish, Instead, lush tropical landscaping pro- food out to the mini-golf courses.
Hickerson suggests considering a dona- vides all the scenery necessary. Bartoli said he landed on the Tradi- St. Lucie Transportation Planning Organiza-
tion to Team Frapper to continue research tion location because of Port St. Lucie’s
and development for the trap and partici- The Port St. Lucie City Council re- growing market. He said there are lots of tion, 466 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard, Suite
pate in the various lionfish events coming cently approved the major site plan for families coming to the area – and as they
up this spring. the 2-acre facility in the Southern Grove support restaurants, he suspects they’ll 111, Port St. Lucie.
area of Tradition. The site will be located support the golf facility, too.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva- south of Tradition Parkway just north of “Tradition is the center of commerce,” The LMS Working Group is comprised of
tion Commission will host its annual Li- Innovation Way, and east of SW Village he said. “I zeroed in on that.”
onfish Derby May 19-20 in Pensacola. On Parkway. Bartoli expects to break ground in late county, municipal and community partners
the Treasure Coast, there’s the Sebastian April and have Pop Stroke up and running
Lionfish Fest in Indian River County May According to the city’s paperwork on by the end of the year. that prepare and promote local strategies
19-20 that includes a lionfish fishing tour- the project, Pop Stroke is expected to have While the prices haven’t yet been
nament and a cook-off and Capt. Don’s Li- approximately five employees. ironed out, he said the hours will be 10 and projects to reduce long-term risks to life
onfish Safari in Fort Pierce June 9-11. a.m. to midnight daily, including Sundays.
Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo was A website and Facebook page with more and property from natural, technological,
For more information about the Hick- enthusiastic in her approval. information are under development. 
erson’s pursuit of the lionfish trap and and human caused disasters. The resulting
what is being done to combat the invasive “For those who are not as good at golf as
species, visit www.TheFrapper.com or log some, I’m excited to see a putt-putt place pre- and post-disaster mitigation strategies
into Facebook and go to facebook.com/ coming along because I’m pretty good at
thefrapper.  it,” she said during the council meeting. and projects are supported by a variety of
“It’s a great recreation opportunity.”
state and federal programs and funding

sources, in accordance with the Disaster

Mitigation Act of 2000. Topics will include

updates on the LMS program, mitigation

funding streams, and the project prioritized

list (PPL).

For more information, please contact

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Manager Gustavo Vilchez at 772-462-8107,

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BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer izing in oral care for older adults. “When Dr. Jenna Katz Schwibner. Schwibner says patients “don’t typically
breathing is interrupted your body reacts think that they’re sick when they have sleep
Everybody knows – or thinks they know by increasing your heart rate in order to PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE apnea. A lot of times they have no idea they
– what to expect from a trip to the dentist. maintain proper oxygen levels. Over time, have it. It’s a silent killer, if you will. If we can
But Dr. Jenna Katz Schwibner at Dental this may cause other changes to your body tists are becoming part of the first line de- notice these things on regular check-ups,
Partners of Vero Beach is quick to point out and lead to poor breathing and increased fense with sleep apnea,” Schwibner says. that’s a really big advantage, and then we
there’s a lot more to modern dentistry than carbon dioxide levels.” “We’re one of the primary practitioners to can get them in to see their doctor.”
just a twice-a-year cleaning and filling cav- help with it.”
ities. And it turns out dentists are in a good The diminutive Schwibner is quick to
position to spot the signs and symptoms of Schwibner continues: “When people see add “a dentist cannot tell a patient or diag-
Like, for instance, saving your life. this serious condition that doctors might their medical doctor, it’s often more of a nose that they have sleep apnea. You always
OK. Life-saving and dentistry might not always pick up on. sick visit. They see their doctor only when need a sleep study to confirm the diagno-
sound like a big slice of hyperbole pie from they’re not feeling well. But the majority of sis,” but there are signs a dentist is likely to
an American Dental Association advertis- “It’s getting to the point now where den- our patients aren’t in pain when they come spot that a primary care doctor, a cardiol-
ing campaign, but it’s not. in. They’re just getting their teeth cleaned ogist or other specialist might not notice
According to the Centers for Disease and getting maintenance and so we see immediately.
Control, more than a quarter of the U.S. people a lot longer.”
population suffers from some kind of sleep For example, “a lot of people, they stick
disorder, and the National Institutes of out their tongue and they actually have lit-
Health estimates about 18 million Amer- tle indentations on the side of their tongue.
icans have a potentially lethal affliction We call that a scalloped tongue. It goes into
called “obstructive sleep apnea,” or OSA. the indentations all around the teeth on the
The American Journal of Respiratory and inside and 81 percent of people who have
Critical Care has linked OSA to an increased that have some form of sleep apnea. And
risk for developing diabetes, depression, that’s something that only a dentist would
memory loss or confusion, sexual dysfunc- see.”
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“OSA occurs when your throat muscles at night; Schwibner says teeth grinding is
over-relax, causing the airway to collapse, “a big sign for us” that they might well have
blocking proper airflow, and temporarily OSA.
preventing you from breathing,” accord-
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possible (at least 80 percent of the time), but also enjoy higher risk of obesity, while eating fast food more than tabolism. A small study of 12 healthy young men found
the occasional less healthy food (less than 20 percent of twice a week was associated with a higher risk of meta- eating junk food for just five days led to a reduced ability
the time), if that’s what you really want. bolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and death from coronary of their muscles to turn glucose into energy, even though
heart disease. they didn’t eat more calories as part of the study. Over the
I’ve seen this approach work well with my clients who long term, this change could lead to insulin resistance
were previously chronic dieters yet hadn’t been able to This is disturbing considering nearly half of American and eventually type 2 diabetes.
lose weight. Once I give them permission to have “forbid- adults eat fast food at least once a week. Another effect of just a couple of days of junk food is
den foods,” those foods lose their power and they’re able poor digestion. Because junk food lacks fiber, eating too
to make healthier choices the bulk of the time. SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF JUNK FOOD much of it could lead to constipation.
It’s human nature to think about benefits and risks over ONE JUNK FOOD MEAL
There is some evidence that “cheat meals” (although I the short term rather than considering the impact our That single fast food meal can narrow your arteries,
hate that term) can help boost fat loss and mental health leading to an increase in blood pressure.
among dieters. Yet I wanted to give my client a more And the quick spike in your blood sugar from eating
quantifiable answer. Could a few days of junk food or junk foods high in refined carbohydrates and added sug-
even a single fast food meal make a difference in your ars can cause a surge in insulin, leading to a quick drop
overall health? in blood sugar. That leaves you feeling tired, cranky and
hungry for more.
JUNK FOOD AND FAST FOOD DEFINED Just one serving of junk food can increase inflamma-
What is “junk food”? Essentially any food that is high- tion throughout your body. Further, an Australian study
ly processed, high in calories and low in nutrients. Junk suggests that in people with asthma, a fast food meal high
food is also usually high in added sugars, salt and satu- in saturated fat can increase inflammation in the airway,
rated or trans fats. Some evidence points to junk foods as potentially making an asthma attack more likely. So it
being as addictive as alcohol and drugs. seems the quick hit of junk food, while fleetingly reward-
“Fast food” is food that is prepared quickly and is eaten ing, does carry short-term risks.
quickly or taken out. Although there are a growing num- THE GOOD NEWS: EVERY HEALTHY MEAL HELPS
ber of healthier fast food options, most fast food can still The amount of inflammation and oxidative stress your
be classified as junk food. body will experience after eating occasional junk food
LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF EATING JUNK FOOD
Eating a poor-quality diet high in junk food is linked to CONTINUED ON PAGE A18
a higher risk of obesity, depression, digestive issues, heart
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Nurses, nursing aides, home these things before, and it’s re- CONTINUED FROM PAGE A17
health aides and medical tech-
nologists are in high demand ally eye-opening. And we have seems to be a function of the “big picture”
locally. Hospitals, clinics and of your choices over time.
health services have more open all these opportunities that are
positions than qualified appli- If you want to enjoy junk food once in a
cants. A group of Treasure Coast available to us, and it’s really go- while but are concerned about the impact
educators and employers is do- on your health, take a look at your overall
ing something about that. ing to prepare us for the future.” health habits. Do you smoke or overdo it
on alcohol? Are you exercising regular-
On March 6, 162 St. Lucie and “This student conference is ly and eating plenty of nutritious foods
Martin county high school stu- such as vegetables, fruit, legumes, fish,
dents attended the first Future just one of the initiatives the nuts and seeds, and whole grains? When
Healthcare Professionals of the it comes to your health, it seems you can
Treasure Coast Conference at Healthcare Roundtable has been “get away with” the occasional junk food
the Port St. Lucie Community more easily when you follow a healthy life-
Center. The conference, organized by the working on,” said Pete Tesch, style most of the time. So think about your
Healthcare Roundtable of the Treasure ratio of healthy to less healthy foods. Are
Coast, offered the students workshops in president of the Economic De- you achieving 80:20 or is there room for
soft skills, financial aid opportunities, ca- some improvement?
reer pathways, and task management/crit- velopment Council of St. Lucie
ical thinking. When you’re making the choice be-
County (EDC). tween a healthier option and junk food,
“Our goal was to introduce high school consider that just one healthy meal a day
students who have expressed interest in a “Opening up the lines of com- worked into the typical American diet
healthcare career to the educational and could reduce overall stress and inflamma-
job opportunities that are out there for munication between students, tion in your body. Every meal is an oppor-
them, and to highlight some of the under- tunity to positively impact your health.
lying skill sets that can make the difference educators and trainers, employ-
between success and disappointment in Based on the current research, my
their field,” said Leslie Haviland, Health- campus of Keiser University. ers and other healthcare professionals is advice to my client essentially remains
care Roundtable chair and associate direc- “A lot of students know what nurse is, the same: Once you’re aware of all of the
tor of student services for the Port St. Lucie an outgrowth of the Skills Gap Study the short-term and long-term impacts of junk
and what a doctor is, but they don’t know food and you still really want some, have
about a physician’s assistant, or a respira- EDC sponsored last year, it is a way to be- it less than once a week and really savor it.
tory therapist, or a dietitian does. So that’s Then get right back to enjoying nourish-
what we’re trying to do, to show them that gin bridging the gap.” The roundtable is an ing, nutritious foods. 
there are lots of different career paths,” said
Haviland. EDC committee.

“I want to become a traveling nurse “It’s not just clinical and technical skills
because that’s just really what I’m into.
I love traveling, I love seeing new places that tomorrow’s healthcare workforce will
and I really love helping people. So, I feel
that would be the perfect job for me,” said need,” said Brian Bauer, President/CEO
Centennial High School student Courtney
Maloy. “Today’s event was actually very of CareerSource Research Coast. “This
helpful because I’ve never heard some of
conference will help the students discov-

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have considered before, learn about how

to finance their education and hopefully

understand more about the soft and criti-

cal thinking skills they’ll need to land and

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area and trees, and are adjacent to the spec- FEATURES FOR 8111 LINKS WAY room, 16-by-18, has views of the golf course
tacular kitchen. It’s 12-8-by-15-6 and was and is another great space for entertain-
custom-designed with high-end cabinetry Neighborhood: Cypress Point in PGA Village ing or for kids or grandkids to play games
that has crown molding atop the cabinets, Year built: 2002 and watch movies. There is a formal dining
a Wolf range, Subzero appliances, granite Construction: CBS room that is 11-by-13-6 that is perfect for
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Security: manned gate
Additional features: garden and golf views, impact glass, pro- CONTINUED ON PAGE A29
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A solid week on the Port St. Lucie real estate front saw 16 single-family residences and lots
change hands from March 5-9 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the home at 8032 Links Way. First listed in February for $459,000,
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The week’s next-best sale was the residence at 565 SW Romora Bay. First listed in January for
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TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD $450,000
$375,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8032 LINKS WAY 2/1/2018 $459,000 3/9/2018 $357,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 565 SW ROMORA 1/15/2018 $375,000 3/6/2018 $349,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 2537 SW GALIANO ROAD 11/21/2017 $379,000 3/5/2018 $329,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5299 NW SOUTH CRISONA CIRCLE 9/28/2017 $369,000 3/9/2018 $300,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8410 BELFRY PLACE 1/2/2018 $329,900 3/9/2018 $274,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 425 SW CRABAPPLE COVE 10/16/2017 $319,900 3/5/2018 $220,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5280 NW ARROWHEAD TERRACE 1/18/2018 $274,900 3/8/2018 $214,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 397 NW BREEZY POINT LOOP 12/13/2017 $229,000 3/7/2018 $207,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 10912 SW DARDANELLE DRIVE 1/6/2018 $235,000 3/9/2018 $202,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 425 NW SPRINGVIEW LOOP 1/26/2018 $239,888 3/6/2018 $200,100
PORT SAINT LUCIE 602 SW TREASURE COVE 1/22/2018 $204,900 3/6/2018 $194,000
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

565 SW Romora, Port Saint Lucie 2537 SW Galiano Road, Port Saint Lucie

Listing Date: 1/15/2018 Listing Date: 11/21/2017
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Sold: 3/6/2018 Sold: 3/5/2018
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Listing Date: 9/28/2017 Listing Date: 1/2/2018
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Sold: 3/9/2018 Sold: 3/9/2018
Selling Price: $349,000 Selling Price: $329,900
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BY SAMANTHA BAITA | Staff Writer

1 “Early Debussy and Late
Schubert” is the program
this Saturday morning at the
Blake Library in Stuart, the
next in the Atlantic Classical
Orchestra Chamber Music Se-
ries. Debussy’s Piano Trio in G
Major L. 3 is a work with which
you might not be familiar: It
was written by an 18-year-old
Claude Debussy in 1880 in Fie-
sole, Italy. According to Wiki-
pedia, in 1984 the music critic
Harold Schonberg wrote of the
trio that “you can have a lot
of fun … asking your learned
friends who the composer is.
Nothing in the music suggests
Debussy. It is sweet, sentimen-
tal and sugared; it verges on
the salon.” On the other hand,
Schubert’s Piano Trio in E-flat
Major, Op. 100, was one of the
composer’s last completed
compositions, dated November
1827. It was published in late
1828, shortly before Schubert’s
death and is among the few of
his late compositions he heard
performed. The musicians are:
Aleksandr Zhuk, violin; Chris-

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ENTERTAINMENT SEASON STILL HAS MUCH IN STORE

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Trumpet player Chris Botti comes songwriter Kris Kristofferson May 3-4. Call 772-286-7827
[email protected] to the Sunrise Theatre April 19. or visit www.lyrictheatre.com.

I know I say this every March, but it is hard to believe PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SUNRISE THEATRE The Barn Theatre in Stuart has the comedy “Breaking
that the season is almost over. Every year, it seems that Legs” though March 25 and Noel Coward’s “Waiting in
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ger seasons as more people are here year-round. As the the Wings to Fly Dance Company March 24-25, singer/ A.C.T. Studio Theatre, whose season extends into
weather gets warmer, going to a show is a great way to songwriter Al Stewart March 26, the Outlaws April 7, the summer, has the comedy “The Little Dog Laughed” April
pass a hot afternoon or relax in the evening. Youth Arts Celebration April 21, and legendary singer/ 7-22; “Walls,” a comedy by director Richie Lester, May
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HUMOR YOURSELF AND SEE ‘THE SENSUOUS SENATOR’

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer IRSC students rehearse Michael “I’ve done three of his other plays and he said. “British farces seem much more
[email protected] Parker’s farce “The Sensuous Senator.” they’ve always been popular with the audi- wordy. There are whole sections where
ences,” he said. “The students enjoy it. They they’re standing and saying things. Michael
Farce can be difficult to pull off. Part of the PHOTO COURTESY OF INDIAN RIVER STATE COLLEGE love these kind of shows. It has a good-sized Parker has action, action, action. They’re
reason why British farces don’t always trans- cast and it has been a nice way to end the very physical, with lots of people coming
late well for American audiences is that there who is running for president on a “morali- season.” and going. His plays seem simpler and more
are many word differences, nuances, idioms ty” platform who finds himself in the midst understandable.”
and cultural touchstones. A joke about a fa- of a collection of shady characters. This Moberg agreed that British farces can be a
mous person behaving badly is only a joke if was some 30 years ago and things haven’t problem for American audiences. Moberg said that the students love the
you know who the famous person is. changed much. physical nature of the action, with doors
“This (American) one is very accessible,” opening and closing and people moving all
Playwright Michael Parker was born David Moberg, director of the performing over. “The students love the physical em-
in England and toured with the National and visual arts department at IRSC, spoke broidery,” Moberg said. “Parker is pretty
Shakespearean Youth Company. Eventually, recently about why he chose this play to end specific on his stage directions about what
he landed in Florida and realized why Amer- IRSC’s season. should happen to make the plot go forward.
ican theater groups had such trouble with You build on it. I try to thicken it out so it’s
British humor, or humour, as they would not just the baseline or single-thread joke.
spell it. He decided to write farces that would As a director, that’s my challenge. The stu-
appeal to American audiences. The first re- dents are so eager and so excited to share
sult of what has become a cottage industry ideas that are exciting them. They’ve obvi-
was “The Sensuous Senator,” which will be ously thought about it and wanted to share.”
presented by students at Indian River State
College April 5-7. In an interview with him In the end, this is just comedy with no
last fall, Parker explained how it came about. higher purpose than to entertain.

“I auditioned for a role at the Delray “It’s just fun and in a world that is unusu-
Beach Playhouse,” he said. “I said to the ar- ally serious, it’s just fun, a good night out
tistic director, ‘Why don’t you do a British from reality.”
farce?’ I gave him some scripts and he said
they didn’t translate well.” Indian River State College, 3209 Virgin-
ian Ave., Fort Pierce, presents “The Sensuous
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Entertaining ‘Gypsy’ leaves a (long) lasting impression

BY PAM HARBAUGH | Correspondent Girl,” in which Tulsa (handsome and talent-
ed Christian Probst) performs a superb song
Vero Beach’s Riverside Theatre gathered and dance number.

its significant resources and sure-footed As expected, the show is nearly stolen in
the second act by three well-seasoned strip-
confidence to mount one of the greatest pers – Mazeppa (Mary Callanan), Electra
(Pam Bradley) and Tessie Tura (Susan Cel-
American musicals ever, “Gypsy.” Indeed, la) – who perform the hysterical number
“Ya Gotta Get a Gimmick,” complete with
this is a big, brawny show steeped in legend, bumps, grinds and a trumpet.

and Riverside has the muscle to produce it. It’s all typical “Gypsy.”
Ultimately, though, Riverside’s well-oiled
At nearly three hours in length (that in- production gets in its own way with the de-
mands of moving the episodic story along.
cludes intermission), the show will send The deeper emotional moments don’t reso-
nate, undercutting the big payoffs. Instead
you home with almost everything you ex- of understanding Mama Rose’s sacrifice, we
see her as a self-serving, impossible stage
pect in this mountain mother. Herbie barely shows any hurt when
he breaks up with Rose. And despite years of
THEATRE of a musical: show girls, emotional abuse and the type of treatment
REVIEW terrific songs, great that would today alert child services work-
tap-dancing, lady-like ers, a grown Louise avoids the gut-wrench-
ing confrontation with her mother.
striptease and a stage As Rose, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan brings a
lot of energy and brassy swagger to her big
mother’s big number. voice. She exposes Rose’s irritating pushi-
ness but misses that deeper chord which
Based on the memoirs of the legendary lays the groundwork for her dramatic melt-
down in “Rose’s Turn.” Her heart-wrenching
burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, the 1959 mu-
CONTINUED ON PAGE B8
sical has a book by Arthur Laurents, music by

Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Subtitled “A Musical Fable,” the show be-

gins with Mama Rose, the quintessential neglected, raven-haired daughter. As vaude- ville’s national circuit into the seedy con-
ville gasps its final breaths, Louise turns to fines of burlesque.
brash stage mother, hauling her two daugh- burlesque, becoming the legendary Gypsy
Rose Lee. The show is often toe-tapping and fre-
ters, June and Louise, through the vaudeville quently funny. After a long expository begin-
The long show has long musical numbers, ning, which seems relentless in its pursuit to
circuit. Rose quickly meets Herbie, a gentle here led by conductor/music director Ann reveal the dismal side of show biz, it sparks
Shuttlesworth. They are the iconic “Every- to life with “Dainty June and Her Farmboys,”
soul who falls in love with her and agrees to thing’s Coming Up Roses,” “Let Me Entertain when director James Brennan gets to show
You” and the signature “Rose’s Turn.” It takes off some of his high-spirited choreography.
become their booking agent. Years pass and the audience through the heyday of vaude- That is soon followed by “All I Need Is the

vaudeville begins its slow death. June elopes

and leaves the act, but still Mama Rose is

determined to remain in show business.

She turns her eye to Louise, her heretofore

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know that Paris always catches my eye, with a number of productions which

but in a more serious vein, I have been were locked into purely oval perfor-

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Mr. Lissner is no spring chicken. people who aren’t performers to come

He’s 65, but he is not wedded to what to the theater.

has been done before. Mr. Grey quotes I also think that kids, who love visual

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a stripper’s gown, is surprised by her own
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B6 physical beauty, and then walks on stage.
Bohmer has some fun moments with the au-
lament, “I was born too soon and started too dience and goes through various strip tease
late,” does not land. numbers where a glove is doffed, a shoulder
strap slipped off and eventually, ooh la la.
BobWalton makes a sweet Herbie and has Not only is she beautiful, she also has fun in
a nice ease in song and dance. He is likable this sequence.
in his scenes with Rose and the grown Lou-
ise. But we really want to see his angry, hurt With the myriad of depression-era,
vaudeville and burlesque garb, Kurt Alger
moment when he finally finds the courage continues to show his smart flair and talent
to tell Rose off. And we need that. We need for costume design. His elegant gowns for
him to be the audience’s voice and tell the Gypsy Rose Lee are gorgeous and functional.
stage mother just how awful she is.
Cliff Simon’s scenic design employs a
The biggest character arc of course comes two-dimensional motif evocative of vaude-
from Louise, played by the elegant and ville. His best nod, though, is with the
charming Austen Danielle Bohmer. Con- beautifully carved false proscenium arch,
stantly put upon and verbally abused, Lou- complete with four-leaf clovers, an army
ise shows her sacrifice and love to the family of footlights flanking the stage and vaude-
villian-style placards. Michelle Habeck’s
lighting design dazzles, especially in “Rose’s
Turn.” And again, Craig Beyrooti’s sound
design makes the whole thing feel acoustic,
which is appropriate given the setting.

For sure, Riverside has amassed a talent-
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Treasure Coast Authors Book Fair branches out to Lewis Library

BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent library are Robert Albert; Larry P. Auerbach; grew up in New York in the 1940s and ’50s. “We just opened a Little Maker Space,”
George A. Bernstein; Fred Berri; Cornelius “A few of the authors live in Tradition,” she said. “(Children) can make all kinds
Local writers will be at the Paula A. Lewis Blake; Ann-Marie Broomfield; Ruth Bu- of things in there with paper plates, paper
Branch Library on Saturday, March 17, from chanan; George DeLorenzo; James Fantauz- Hammer said. “One is George Jackson.” bags.”
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. zo; Camille Frazer; Vic Gillings; Karen How- Fantauzzo, a St. LucieWest resident, wrote
ard; George Jackson; Lily Wong Lai; Megan The library has the gaming computers
The annual Treasure Coast Authors Book Loughlin; M.A. Maggiano; Maritza M. Me- “On the Shoulders of Leaders,” a book about youths want. It also gets adults into the tech
Fair is making its inaugural appearance at jia; Margie Miklas; Samantha Noyes; Yashi workplace leadership. scene. “We have a virtual reality machine,”
the new library at 2900 SW Rosser Blvd., Port Nozawa; Virginia Nygard; Ned Schwartz; Jim Gallagher said.
St. Lucie. Spina; Harriet Vogel; Chuck Waldron; and “In past years when we had this at the
Cherise A. Williams. Morningside (Branch Library) we were so She’s tried a couple of the virtual reality
“This year we have 37 authors participat- busy,” Hammer said. “We got 300, 400 peo- programs. “One I really like is underwater,”
ing,” Carolyn Hammer, program assistant at “I think it’s fun for the public to know and ple at each (participating) branch.” she said. “You’re on a ship under water and
the library, said. meet these people,” Hammer said. She said there are dolphins coming by.”
the writers represent numerous genres and With the opening of the Lewis Branch in
The fair is split between the Port St. Lucie subgenres of writing. the fall, it made sense to have the authors Another Gallagher mentioned is a virtual
library and the Susan Broom Kilmer Branch fair there. The 21,400-square-foot building is Vincent Van Gogh painting.
Library, in Fort Pierce. Last year the St. Lucie “(Loughlin) wrote a book of scary stories,” the county’s second largest library. Hammer
County Commission renamed that library, Hammer said. That’s “Phobos: Fifteen Tales said most of the fair visitors are avid readers, “You’re actually in the paining and you
which was long known as the Fort Pierce to Freeze Your Blood.” Loughlin also wrote but many are also aspiring writers. can look 360 degrees around,” she said.
Branch Library. It’s at 101 Melody Lane, Fort “Wolf’s Bane” and others.
Pierre. “I think this is very encouraging and in- Authors who’ll be at the Kilmer Branch
DeLorenzo takes readers for a bit of a walk spiring to people who want to write,” she include Britt C. Anderson; John D. Brigh-
This is the fourth year, and Hammer said through the tough Italian neighborhoods of said. “They can talk to these authors and get ton; Wendy Dwyer; Monique Goulet; Arthur
there’s never a shortage of writers. “We have old. “He’s written a book, ‘Brooklyn, The Way ideas.” Hansen; Margaret Hawke; Viviana MacKade;
a very active writers group in St. Lucie Coun- I Remember It,’” Hammer said. The author Willie Ortiz; S.E. Smith; Linda R. Smolarek;
ty,” she said. Maureen Gallagher, branch manager, said Christos Tzanetakos; John P.M. Wappett; and
the event is also a chance to see the offerings Mary Willock. 
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sauce and Chicken Pot Pie. We have great vegetarian dishes and of course our 6 or 8 open and filled with lots of stuff for children own regular funding similarly to how many
course, High English Tea. We serve fine Tuscany Wine, Homemade Sangria full of fruit and families. “There’s face-painting and full-time missionaries do. All the pilots dou-
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“We moved (to St. Lucie County) in 2006,” year,” Karabensh said. “It’s really taxing.”
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in West Palm Beach.” The open house will be until 3 p.m. Mis-
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Bonz hangs with Hunter, an ‘Ale’ fellow well met

Hi Dog Buddies! “The first outing me an Mom went on Hunter with owner Ciera Reed. Loved to run around in
was tourin’ a brewery. Ah was just a puppy, it, jump into the piled-
This week I had a great yap with a good all excited an wiggly, an ah knocked a glass PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD up snowbanks, try to bite
lookin’ poocheroo, Hunter Ale Reed, a of ale over. Embarrassing!” the snowflakes. But Mom
young Border Collie/Heeler from Colora- her. And she’d REE-lize she wasn’t feelin’ couldn’t do her job any-
do. He’s just 4 anna half and his story is in- “That’s huh-LARRY-us!” I said. right. Finally, she decided to go to a dok- more, so we moved back
SPY-ring. I bet you’ll think so, too. “Anyway, we were born in Colorado. ter to find out what was goin’ on.” to where she was from: Se-
Perfectly good cattle dogs. But for some bastian! An now ah have a
Hunter an his Mom work inna animal reason, all eight of us got dumped by the “What WAS goin’ on?” GRANDpa. We go out in a
hos-pittle, which is where me an my as- side of some random road, like ol’ socks. “The dok-ter told Mom she had Epi- boat on the laGOON, an
sistant went to innerview him. His Mom But we got rescued, an our pickshures got lepsy, and she’d been havin’ SEEzures an we fish. Ah even learned
was sittin’ at the reCEPshun desk. I didn’t put on Craig’s List. Mom’d been on line she didn’t even know it. But somehow ah to SWIM. Finally. It took
see him at first, but soon as I introduced lookin’ for a Heeler (an Australian Cat- had sensed it an had been tryin’ to alert a while for Mom to con-
myself, Hunter popped up from behind tle Dog) an when she saw my pickshure her.” vince me about that. It’s
his Mom’s chair. she called IMMEDIATELY cuz ah was “Woof!” not fluffy like snow.
egg-ZACKLY what she was lookin’ for. “The dok-ter said Mom’d need a spe-
“Howdy, Mr. Bonzo!” He trotted around “Well, Bonzo, ah couldn’t of ever found cially trained dog to help her when she “My favorite toy’s a Ted-
the desk for the Wag-an-Sniff. “Ah’m Hunt- a better Forever Mom. An, as it turned out, was havin’ a SEEzure.” dy Bear ah’ve had since
er Ale Reed. Jus’ call me Hunter. This is my ah was perfect for her, too.” “But she had you already, right?” I said. puppyhood. Ah push it
Mom, Ciera. She’s a Veterinary Technician “How so?” I asked. “Yep, but pooches who are pets aren’t all over the floor with
and Patient Supervisor an ah’m Assistant “Mom had a lotta experience trainin’ s’posed to be SEEzure Dogs. Thank Lass- my paws. Ah also like re-
Manager. Ah also provide client support pooches, an she got me up to speed pret- ie, the Humans In Charge knew ah had trieving. But ah Don’t
in Difficult Times. Come’on back to my ty quick. Not to brag, but us herdin’ dogs natch-rull ability, so ah got special per- Like Squirrels. Those lid-
office, take a load off, and I’ll tell ya my are real smart, an real sensitive to our mission to go through the training.’ Ah dle fuzzballs scare me.
story.” humans, too. So, when ah was about 6 hadda go to school in Montana for three They’re MEAN. An LOUD.
months old, ah began to REE-lize some- months. Ah’d never been away from Mom
Hunter led the way back, and we all got thin’ wasn’t right with Mom. Ah didn’t before, an ah missed her so much. But “Ackshully, Bonz, most
comftubble. He sat down right smack next know exactly what, but ah knew fer SURE ah learned everything ah was ’posed to, of my best buddies are
to his Mom, an I opened my notebook. ah needed to stick close to her like burrs an now my Most Important Job is bein’ human. Did you know
“Ready when you are,” I said. “Say, how’d on fur. To proTECT her. Sometimes ah’d Mom’s Official SEEzure Dog. Ah know ah’m the Only Male Mem-
you get that cool middle name, Ale?” whine, or pull her pantleg, an sometimes how to do stuff to protect her, like barkin’ ber of the Junior League?
she’d wake up an ah’d be lying on top of to alert humans called Caregivers when An ah have lotsa frens here at the animal
she’s havin’ a SEEzure, or getting’ right up hos-pittle, employees an clients.”
EXTENDED GROOMING HOURS! against her so she won’t get hurt. Ah wear Hunter lowered his voice and spoke
a special vest when we’re Out In Public, behind his paw. “I have the humans
Mon,Tues,Wed, Fri until 6pm, Saturday - until 3pm so humans’ll know I’m At Work.” trained to bring me snacks. An the staff
“Woof! That is Serious Dog Biscuits!” I ladies share their ice cream with me. It
PROVIDING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1986 hadda take a liddle breath and wipe my kinda reminds me of eating snowflakes
paw across my eyes. back in Colorado. But only the vanilla.
A FULL SERVICE VETERINARIAN CLINIC “So, Hunter, you’re A Pooch of the (Dogs aren’t s’pose to have chocolate.) Ah
We at Kelly’s Animal Hospital are the West. How’d you get all the way down to like bacon an pancakes, too, but ah don’t
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TEMPLE BETH EL ISRAEL INVITES OFFICIALS
TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY ON HATE CRIMES

Rabbi Bruce Benson, right, with Gerah Peoples and Benjamin Greenberg. In light of recent events around community on Tuesday, March 6. of crimes but were unwavering in
the country and a local event They spoke to a large audience their commitment to our commu-
where a hateful flyer was taped to nity to respond in partnership with
the door at Temple Beth El Isra- of concerned members, neighbors our local police and the St Lucie
el. as well as on poles around Port and friends regarding the issues of Sheriff’s Department.
St. Lucie, Rabbi Bruce Benson ar- hate crimes, the ongoing investi-
ranged for the U.S. Attorney for the gation of the activity affecting our There were many questions
Southeast Florida Department of community as well as nationally. answered that were asked by the
Justice, Benjamin Greenberg, and These issues are of great interest to audience, and we are so grateful
Gerah Peoples, special counsel to all of us. for their sharing information and
the U.S. Attorney, to address our taking the time to bring us their in-
Both men spoke of the chal- sight and advice.  ­– CONTRIBUTED
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wow March 23-25. Gallant said there’ll be a broad repre- the military that go in uniform will get in
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“We’ll have Native-American vendors, eight or 10 different ones,” he said.
food, dancing, singing and drumming,” “Our goal is to educate the public to
said Richard Gallant, president of the as- On Friday, the powwow will go until 10 Native-American dancing and song,” Gal-
sociation. p.m. There’ll be a grand entry at 7 p.m. lant said.
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ACROSS 71 On a slant DOWN one: abbr. The Washington Post
72 Jewelry-case liner, 68 Guitarist Paul
1 Cause of cling 1 Commonfolk? 76 A real turn-on? FINAL BALLOT By Merl Reagle
7 Amenhotep was often 2 Get ready for UPS 81 Draw around
73 First of the double 3 Soulful Franklin 82 Prefix meaning Bottle Shock
one 4 Nervous reaction
14 Ristorante digits 5 Concert finale? “eye”
74 Certain microchip 6 Chocolate source 86 Actor Alastair
rundown 75 Top 7 Birds, at times 87 Type of agency or
20 Yacht spot 77 Maigret’s river 8 Henry V’s
21 Otalgia 78 Woodpile tool trailer: abbr.
22 Emulate Vlad 79 Recession nickname 88 Abbr. on a
23 Emetic plant 80 Fermentation 9 Tanker guy
24 Jefferson’s second 10 Campaigned (for) mountain sign
vessels 11 Use the Method 90 A tribute to the
VP 81 Truth, in 12 Cry of discovery
25 Actor Anthony 13 Muppet family? way things are
26 Holiday in Hué Tiananmen 14 Arouse run?
27 Invite Square 15 ___ Darya 92 Kicked off the
29 5-centime piece 83 Serb or Croat ticket
31 Abner’s radio 84 With 68 Across, a (Asian river) 93 “To everything
Bogart-Robinson 16 Home-gym there is ___”
chum film 95 Hit hard
32 “Whadja say?” 85 Mortarboard alternative 96 “... that England
33 Do one’s thing as features 17 “Old Rough and should crouch
87 Break in shooting down ___ and
a 89 They play to the Ready” yield” (Shak.)
responsible citizen balcony 18 Make reference 97 Anagram of AL
(continues at 39 91 “___ the pits” 19 Appeared GORE
Down, backwards 92 He never drinks ... 28 “The Racer’s 98 Old Pontiac model
to 105, and up wine 99 Mr. Symington
to 33 to form a 94 A letter from Edge” 101 Spanish money
square around Lesbos 30 He had 511 career unit
the “X”) 95 Nickname of 102 Vocalist Don or
40 To a Skylark, e.g. basketballer homers Phil
41 Bowler’s save Maurice Stokes 33 Do one’s thing as 103 Relatives of
43 Corporate head 98 Lacking decorum cappuccinos
44 No turns ___ 100 Strip of Chief Executive 106 Abrasive
46 And the rest, membership (continues at substance
briefly 104 Suffix for 105 Across, etc.) 107 Approves
48 Closet skeletons collectibles 34 Second in 114 Essential cell
49 Stop for the 105 See 33 Down command component
Sunset Ltd. 108 Duarte of 35 First name in 115 Tourmaline or
50 Word coined by Argentina bologna turquoise
Frank 109 High school 36 Flagging 117 Clark and
Lloyd Wright debate org. 37 Idyllic places Marilyn’s Misfits
54 Great effort 110 Janitor’s prop 38 Racetrack docs co-star
55 Controversial 111 Kamchatka bird 39 See 33 Across 118 H. Norman was
injection 112 Type of point or 42 House mbr. one
59 Lager cousin theory 45 Ford’s 34 Down: 119 Sky king?
60 Small glass vessel 113 Last king of inits. 120 They usually run
62 Some chart England 47 Big House E and W
checkers, 116 Bellerophon’s members 121 Tell tale site?
familiarly mount 49 Whoopi Goldberg, 123 Permit
63 Young Cleaver, 122 Victoria’s consort to Caryn Johnson 124 Cold remark?
to Wally 125 Breadwinner 50 Euro-nightspot
64 Introduction to 126 Part of EKG 51 Woodcutter in The WINE TASTING
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successes cutting-room floor
70 Hemic trio 57 Librarian, at times
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A POOR LEAD AND WORSE PLAY WEST NORTH EAST
KJ942 A7 Q63
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist Q 10 5 4 AJ982
3 K Q 10 8 5 42
Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk who lived in the 5th or 6th century, said, “Many roads AJ85 K 10 7 6 3 Q92
lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice.”
SOUTH
Trying to find the best opening lead at the bridge table requires reason, and one’s 10 8 5
judgment will be improved with practice. K763
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Look only at the West hand. What would you lead against five diamonds? 4

North used the Unusual No-trump, showing at least 5-5 in the minors. East’s three- Dealer: West; Vulnerable: Both
spade raise indicated the values for a single raise: 6-9 points. (With a normal game-
invitational limit raise, East would jump to four spades. The theory is that West will play The Bidding:
the cards more accurately than usual, knowing so much about the deal’s distribution.)
South jumped to five diamonds, thinking that it might make or be a cheap save. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
5 Diamonds 1 Spades 2 NT 3 Spades
In a social game, West made the bad lead of the club ace. There was no reason to Pass Pass Pass LEAD:
believe that partner was short in the suit. West continued with a second club. South ??
won with dummy’s king and discarded a spade. He drew trumps ending on the board,
ruffed a club, crossed to the spade ace and ruffed another club, but now he could not
take 11 tricks. He still had to lose a spade and a heart.

Declarer would have survived if he had led a heart from his hand instead of a spade to
the ace, but much better would have been a heart toward his king after drawing trumps
(or even before touching trumps). Here, he would have cruised home.

If West had led a “boring” spade, the contract would have had no chance, the
defenders taking one trick in each side suit.

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