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09/16/2016 ISSUE 05

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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 5 YOUR INDEPENDENT LOCAL COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

POST-RECESSION New lots could alleviate
PROGRESS SEEN Crosstown parking woes
IN RESILIENT PSL
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer in the public transit bus bump-ins
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer [email protected] as well as on side streets in adjoin-
[email protected] ing neighborhoods.
The 6.5-mile linear park that
“Port St. Lucie has a bright future parallels Crosstown Parkway in “That’s probably not the safest
ahead,” outgoing City Manager Jeff Port St. Lucie has caused some way to deal with things,” Dennis
Bremer said, kicking off his final unintended headaches for the res- Murphy said during the second
City Update address to the St. Lucie idents who live nearest to it. While public hearing regarding proposed
County Chamber of Commerce. some are close enough to walk to parking improvements along the
the park and take in an evening trail. Murphy is a representative
The city, he said, was the “poster stroll or early-morning run, others from Culpepper & Terpening, the
child” of extreme contrasts, noting are not so lucky. contractor tasked with building
that it was the fastest growing com- two new parking lots to alleviate
munity in the mid-2000s. Those unfortunate souls who the parking troubles.
can’t walk to the park instead drive
“We were on a meteoric rise.” to it – and then park their vehicles The two sites will be located
Port St. Lucie leaders annexed wherever they can find a patch of along Crosstown on either side of
1,000 acres with a planned popula- asphalt. Some have been parking
tion of 400,000 once fully built-out. CONTINUED ON PAGE A6
“Everything was rolling.”
SYMPOSIUM PUTS
And then the bottom dropped A SPOTLIGHT ON
out. MENTAL HEALTH

All the progress the city had A solemn remembrance BY MARY SCHENKEL | Staff Writer Art Ciasca, CEO of Suncoast. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
made – the mega-investments it Former New York City firefighter Andy Clark of Port St. Lucie pauses before the perpetually [email protected]
took on, the increased property Art Ciasca, Suncoast CEO,
values, the building industry – it all running water of the 9/11 memorial at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center prior to the start of “I recently learned that every shared statistics from the Center
evaporated in the Great Recession. 18 minutes in the United States for Disease Control that indicates
the annual remembrance ceremony Sunday. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN of America, someone chooses to an increase in suicides across ev-
The taxable value of properties end their life. That means that ery age, gender and ethnicity. In
in the city dropped 51 percent. during the course of this program 2014, more than 1 million Amer-
Development stalled. Digital Do- today, 10 individuals will have
main, City Center, Torrey Pines, ended their lives by suicide,” said CONTINUED ON PAGE A8
VGTI – they all faltered and most Deb Pizzimenti, Suncoast Men-
failed. Torrey Pines is still holding tal Health Center director of out-
on, Bremer said. reach, at the start of a World Sui-
cide Prevention Day Symposium.
But for all of that, Port St. Lucie
has begun to recover. Budgets were The event last Friday morning
trimmed back, staff was slimmed at Tradition Town Hall was spon-
down – but the level of services was sored by Martin Health Systems
held to the same standard. “The and Suncoast, which serves the
events of the past have not defeat- behavioral and health needs of
ed us,” Bremer said. residents in St. Lucie, Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties.
Port St. Lucie currently is the
eighth largest city in Florida, over-
taking Fort Lauderdale, with a
population of more than 180,000.
Forbes magazine recently named

CONTINUED ON PAGE A12

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LOCAL NEWS A1-A10 satirists. Page B1

CRIME A11 ARTS/PEOPLE B1-B6

OBITUARIES A12 DINING B8-B10

HEALTH B12-B17 REAL ESTATE A15-A24

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Man of letters: Local illustrator creates alphabet book

Author and illustrator Michael Castro with wife Dina and BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent easy. “Parenthood is tough,” he said. “I con- Castro sat with Isabella and Sophia and
children Isabella, Sophia and Michael. [email protected] sider myself a patient guy, but it’s one day asked them what they thought when they
at a time.” thought of a letter. “I took notes,” he said.
Isabella Castro, 8, and her sister Sophia, “There were a lot of objects and I’d put a
6, have a favorite book, “Silly Alphabet Pages A typical day is taking his wife to work and scene together. I’d show them each page and
for All Ages.” They even have favorite letters. Isabella to school and then walking Sophia to
Isabella likes the silly rhinoceros and rooster Palm Pointe, close to where they thought it was a hilarious.”
on the letter R page and Sophia loves the rain- they live. He settles Michael Castro put the book togeth-
bow-colored zebra on the Z page. What they down for a nap to get some
love most, though, is that they watched their work done and then it’s time er on Create Space, an Amazon
dad, Michael Castro, a freelance illustrator, for lunch, more work, errands company, which provides on-
create the book. and the return trip. line tools for self-publishing.
As a picture book, the proof-
“He’s an illustrator and author,” Sophia The idea for the book came reading was quick and he had
said, with some helpful translation from her from his familiarity with kids his book back in 24 hours.
dad as she got to the big words. “He’s giving through his work in video
(copies) to my old teacher and my other old game design and with animat- Create Space has a number
teacher and my teacher.” ed characters. of different distribution chan-
nels and Castro chose them
Castro and his family, which also includes “The reason I went to school all; he recently discovered
wife Dina and 3-year-old Michael, live in Tra- is that I love creating art,” it on Barnes & Noble online.
dition. Dina is a pharmacy buyer at St. Luc- he said. “One day I just started w r i t i n g . He would love to have it in hard copy and in
ie Medical Center and Michael works from I thought it would be cool to do a book. I libraries and schools, but ultimately found
home, taking the older children to school and was working full-time when the girls were self-publishing was easier than trying to get
caring for little Michael while he works. born, but I’ve been with my son since birth. a traditional publisher.
I’ve watched him develop and taught him Castro said his children, especially the two
Castro was born in Puerto Rico and his ABCs and numbers. It’s fun for me to do older ones, are very excited about the book.
grew up in Maryland and Florida, where something like a children’s book with some- “They said, ‘Wow, my daddy’s an author-il-
he moved for his junior year of high school. thing educational. In the beginning, I created lustrator.’ They learned that in school. When
He earned a bachelor’s degree online from each page and used the kids as a focus group. they read a book, they’re asked, ‘Who’s the
Full Sail University in Orlando and was vale- I would show them things and Michael author, and who’s the illustrator.’”
dictorian of the gaming design graduates. would pick out figures. They sent a proof and They know that in at least one case, it’s
Staying home with the kids allowed him to he wouldn’t let it go. He went from A to Z.” their daddy. 
concentrate on school, but it wasn’t always

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YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTRICIAN Port St. Lucie civil engineer Colt Schwerdt (far right) answers questions posed by residents regarding the proposed
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Saving Benefits of our Safety The linear park, which is more a recre- current and future enforcement of on-street
Savings Plan Membership ational trail consisting of a walking and parking and the need for more trash cans
biking path, runs along the Crosstown Park- along the trail –particularly for dog-walkers.
Enjoy $25 Off ANY Electrical way’s right of way and is an easy jaunt for
many who live in St. Lucie West, especially “Those are easy,” Murphy said, explain-
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nia. be passed along to the Port St. Lucie Police
Save this coupon, Department and that, if the budget allows,
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you with the expert results needed to complete your job be for the handicapped parking spot at each the other the following year. The city has
professionally and cost effectively. lot and the driveway apron. earmarked about $150,000 each year for the
parking lots, Murphy said. The funds are
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CORRECTION: Morgan wins PSL council seat

An article published in the Sept. 9 edition of St. Lucie Voice Stephanie Morgan
erroneously reported that Port St. Lucie District 1 City Council
candidates Stephanie Morgan and John DiMola would be facing
off in the November general election.

Morgan placed first in the three-way race and garnered more
than 50 percent of the votes. In such an instance, the top finisher
automatically wins the seat.

Had Morgan not won with more than 50 percent of the votes
cast, she would have faced DiMola in November.

As it is, Morgan won the District 1 seat in the August primary
and will serve two years on the council, filling out the remainder
of Linda Bartz’s term.

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HIGH HONOR FOR IRSC

Indian River State College was named one

of 10 finalists for the 2017 Aspen Prize for

Community College Excellence, the nation’s

preeminent recognition of high achieve-

ment and performance in America’s com-

munity colleges.

The $1 million prize fund will be award-

ed in March 2017 in Washington, D.C. to the

winner and up to four finalists with distinc-

tion. The prize, awarded every two years

since 2011, recognizes outstanding institu-

tions selected from an original pool of more

than 1,000 public community colleges na-

tionwide.

“Indian River State College’s efforts to get

and keep students on clear program path-

ways aligned with labor market needs serves

as a model for community colleges across

the country,” said Joshua Wyner, executive

director of the Aspen Institute’s College Ex-

cellence Program in Washington, D.C. “IRSC

students have access to advisors that guide

them from their first day through gradua-

tion, helping them define goals, map the

most direct routes to achieving them, and

continually chart their progress.”

IRSC, with an enrollment of 24,000 stu-

dents, earned a place on the top 10 finalists’

list for a second time after being named a fi-

nalist in 2015. The institution stands out as

one of the nation’s top community colleges

for many reasons, including:

 49 percent of students graduate or

transfer within three years (compared to 39

percent nationally)

 Associate degree earners who go on to

the upper-level at IRSC or transfer to other

institutions (and attend full-time) earn a

bachelor’s degree at a rate of approximately

73 percent within four years.

The other 2017 finalists are: Anoka-Ram-

sey Community College, Coon Rapids,

Minn. Broward College, Fort Lauderdale;

Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, Ca-

lif.; Lake Area Technical Institute, Water-

town, S.D.; Northeast Community College,

Norfolk, Neb.; Odessa (Texas) College;

Pasadena (Calif.) City College; San Jacin-

to College, Pasadena, Tex.; and West Ken-

tucky Community and Technical College,

Paducah  – CONTRIBUTED

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TRADITION SYMPOSIUM it-yourself approach. But professional help suicide were veterans,” said Borowicz. “The statistics that in the U.S., 112 firefighters
is available and can change your life. Many VA is doing everything it can to provide ed- and EMTs were lost to suicide in 2014, 129
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 successful, competent men and women ucation and monitoring for high-risk veter- in 2015 and 90 to date in 2016. “It is time
have succeeded in life in spite of debilitat- ans. There are no quick solutions, but help that we work together and recognize that
icans attempted suicide and more than ing depression. It can happen to anyone at is available.” PTSD and suicide is a real thing among our
41,000 succeeded, making it the 10th lead- any time and it takes many forms.” public safety workers.”
ing cause of death, more than twice the Borowicz stressed the need to open up
number of homicides. Rep. Gayle Harrell, chairman of the Chil- a dialogue and allow people to talk about Torrey Dalgleish, a mental health thera-
dren, Families and Seniors Committee in their feelings, especially men who are less pist at Suncoast, said that while there is no
In Florida alone there were 2,900 sui- the Florida House of Representatives, spoke inclined to do so. single cause for suicide, some of the leading
cides; in local counties, 46 in St. Lucie, 26 briefly and said she wants to make mental causes include chronic pain from serious
in Indian River, 24 in Martin and eight in health and substance abuse a key focus of “Listen more than talk; let them know medical conditions, stressful life events,
Okeechobee. Among groupings, the largest the legislature. that what they have to say is important,” he exposure to another person’s suicide and
numbers are among white males and pre- said, noting that a critical question should having access to lethal means. She advised
teen females. Women are three times more “We need to talk about mental health be, “Are you thinking about suicide?” opening up the conversation if you notice
likely to attempt suicide, but because men in the same way we talk about physical warning signs such as changes in mood or
tend to utilize firearms, they are four times health. Suicide among our young people, While changes in behavior are often behavior, comments about being a burden,
more likely to succeed. 10 to 15, is huge. It is just overwhelming to signs of suicidal thinking, and there are or self-medicating through drugs or alco-
think that someone that young has no one some veteran-specific suicidal risks, such hol.
“By midnight tonight, 11 youth under the to turn to,” said Harrell. She added that she as frequent deployments and difficulties
age of 24 will end their life by suicide, and would like to see school districts getting in- readjusting to peacetime, he stated some “Open up the conversation. You will NOT
that will happen again tomorrow and the volved, training teachers in the signs and people show no signs of intent to harm increase the chances of someone commit-
next day and the next day,” said Ciasca. symptoms, and destigmatizing the issue of themselves before doing so. ting suicide by asking about it,” said Dal-
mental health. gleish.
He went on to stress the importance of Travis Martin, a decorated St. Lucie
education and awareness, increased ac- Fred Borowicz, LCSW, a retired Army of- County firefighter who took early retire- The very real danger of cyberbullying
cess to care and decreasing the stigma at- ficer who is now a clinician with the U.S. ment after 18 years on the job, related his was also brought up, with Ciasca stressing
tached to mental health issues. Ciasca said Department of Veterans Affairs West Palm own personal story, sharing that the stress that even children sitting at home in their
suicide is a sign of extreme distress, not a Beach Suicide Prevention team, spoke of his position contributed to a downward living room are no longer safe.
harmless call for attention, and that often about the ways they are working to com- spiral of alcohol abuse, anger and depres-
people don’t realize that the pain they live bat the high number of suicides among sion, before he hit rock bottom and almost “This is a fairly new issue that we as a so-
with might stem from an easily treatable veterans, which the latest data indicates is ended it all with a bottle of rum and a pis- ciety have to deal with,” said Ciasca, add-
condition. roughly 20 per day. tol. With help from a therapist, he began to ing that unlike schoolyard bullies, who may
understand that he was not alone in need- taunt in front of small groups of children,
“It does not mean that you or an afflicted He also discussed components of the ing help and is now creating a foundation cyberbullying has the potential to reach
loved one is evil or weak or lazy or nuts. Full- training program, Operation S.A.V.E. (Signs to assist others through mindfulness and thousands of people.
blown clinical depression is a real disease of suicide, Asking about suicide, Validating alternative therapies such as medication,
like diabetes or heart disease,” said Ciasca. feelings, Encouraging help and Expediting yoga, art and music. “There is help available, and it’s OK to ac-
“It is not under the control of the person treatment). cess that help,” said Ciasca.
who has it and it is not amenable to a do- “Suicides within our public safety com-
“Eighteen percent of all U.S. deaths from munities are on the rise,” said Martin, citing For more information, visit suncoast-
mentalhealth.org. 

MONEY UNDER THE MATTRESS

It’s 2 AM and you wake up to a hissing this money should be used to pay down debt while others believe it’s
not enough.
sound. You step out of bed and find
Our City has a better than average potential to be exposed to hurricanes.
yourself ankle deep in water. Your hot This is why we conduct a Hurricane Preparedness seminar every year.
In 2004, this city spent $27 million because of hurricanes. We did
water heater sprang a leak in the middle of eventually get reimbursed $19.2 million between Federal and State
agencies, and another $3.6 million from insurance. The actual out
the night. Don’t worry, you can call the all of pocket cost of the hurricane came to $4.2 million. Factoring in the
cumulative rate of inflation from 2004 to 2016, that amount would now
night plumber to fix it, but you don’t have be $5.3 million. Is that amount sufficient? Should we add that amount
to our contingency fund policy now that we have the funds to do it? The
the cash to pay him, and your credit cards City Council will weigh increasing our contingency fund against paying
down debt. These are the kinds of decisions the council must make.
are maxed out. So you call Aunt Millie and If the contingency fund is too little, it could be considered reckless, too
much, and it might be considered overly conservative.
Linda Gausten ask for a loan. Hopefully, Aunt Millie has
some money under her mattress that she I spent over three decades as a financial executive making these kind
of risk management decisions. My platform is on my website. The way
can lend you. But she responds, “You owe a person thinks tells you what kind of council member that person will
be. Please visit my website and learn how I think. I am available to
me hundreds of dollars already, and it’s going to take years for you to answer questions and have conversations. Please call me at
772-345-6669.
pay it back. I’m not lending you any more money.” And you, yourself,
- Linda Gausten, Candidate for City Council
could never afford to put money under the mattress for emergencies.
- http://lindagausten.com
What do you do?
- Facebook: Linda Gausten
During the recent budget retreat, our city council faced a similar

dilemma. How much money should the city put under the mattress,

or as financial professionals call it, the “contingency fund”. Our city
has a contingency fund. Do we use it to pay off some of our debt, or
save it for a rainy day? This is not rocket science. General accounting
principles use what’s known as “best practices” to serve as a guideline.
First, we establish a formal policy based on general risks like the next
economic downturn, and the risks which are unique to this city, such

as hurricanes, and a higher than normal level of debt. Right now,
our policy is that we keep two months’ of our general fund operating

expenditures in the contingency fund. There are those who believe

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To All Port St. Lucie Residents

Before voting for the Port St Lucie City
Council District 2 here are some important facts
you should know and questions you should ask

• City Council Candidate Linda Gausten has lived in Port St.

Lucie for two years.(1) According to the required August 26,
2016 elections finance report filed with the St. Lucie Supervisor
of Elections, she has had $13,608 in monetary contributions.

• 99% of those contributions were from Gausten herself and

a host of large contributions from wealthy donors in affluent
communities, like Grenwich, Ct., New Hyde Park, NY.,
Washington D.C., Mill Valley, Ca., Aventura
and Delray Beach, Fl. (2)

LESS THAN 1% ($100) IS FROM PORT ST. LUCIE OR ST LUCIE COUNTY RESIDENTS.

BIG QUESTION:

Why is newcomer Gausten trying to buy the election and
WHO are these wealthy out-of-town donors that are trying to
influence a Port St. Lucie City Council election???

ANOTHER QUESTION:

When you see Gausten ask her why she hasn’t posted this
important information on her FaceBook page.

(1) Source: St. Lucie County Property Appraiser
(2) Source: St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections Website

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A taste of the postseason CRIME BLOTTER SEPT. 3-11

The St. Lucie Mets’  Shronda Evette Handy, 41, 1413 G Terr.,  Christopher Charles Teays, 25, 5260
first Florida State Fort Pierce; Arrest Location: 6000 NW E. NW Gamma St., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Lo-
League playoff ap- Torino Pkwy., Port St. Lucie; Arresting cation: Same; Arresting Agency: Port St.
pearance since 2012 Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Department; Lucie Police Department; Charge(s): Bat-
ended all too quick- Charge(s): Felony cocaine possession and tery – touch/strike.
ly last week, as the misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Bradenton Marauders  Steven Anthony Lewis, 30, 9000 B
swept the local team  Anthony Bono, 19, 6451 NW Frenze Sandshot Way, Port St. Lucie; Arrest Lo-
in the South Divi- St., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 900 N. cation: Same; Arresting Agency: St. Lucie
sion series. Pitcher Rock Rd., Fort Pierce; Arresting Agency: St. County Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s): 2 Fel-
Chris Flexen gave up Lucie County Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s): 2 ony counts of burglary of an unoccupied
5 earned runs in the Felony Warrants – Burglary of a dwelling convenyance and larceny grand theft be-
first inning on Sept. and dealing in stolen property. tween $300 and $5,000.
6 at Tradition Field
in an 11-6 defeat. St.  Michael James Bono, 19, 6451 NW  Jessica Amanda Chiorazzi, 25, 5508-
Lucie was eliminated Frenze St., Port St. Lucie; Arrest Location: 2 NW East Torino Parkway, Port St. Luc-
the following day in 900 N. Rock Rd.; Arresting Agency: St. ie; Arrest Location: 4800 Selvitz Rd., Fort
Bradenton. But the Lucie County Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s): Pierce; Arresting Agency: St. Lucie County
news wasn’t all bad: 1 Felony Warrant – Burglary of a dwelling. Sheriff’s Office; Charge(s): 2 counts mari-
Last week the Mets juana possession and possession of drug
announced they had  Deandre Walter James Woods, 19, Ft. equipment.
signed Florida legend Myers; Arrest Location: 1758 SW Colum-
Tim Tebow to a mi- bia St., Port St. Lucie ; Arresting Agen-  Elijah Woods, 18, 517 SE Fallon Dr.,
nor-league deal. The cy: Port St. Lucie Police Department; Port St. Lucie; Arrest Locatiwon: 1675 NW
former Heisman win- Charge(s): 1 Felony count of burglary of St. Lucie West Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Arrest-
ner, trying to make a an unoccupied conveyance. 2 Misde- ing Agency: Port St. Lucie Police Depart-
career of baseball, will meanor counts of larceny/petit theft 2nd ment; Charge(s): Larceny petit theft – 2nd
soon be gracing Tra- degree and damage of property/criminal degree.
dition Field. Now that mischief between $200 and $1,000.
should be a blast.

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harmony for a more balanced & fulfilled life. Intellectual, Social, Physical, Bremer said that for all the gloom PSL has
Emotional & Spiritual. Come & Check out the various programs seen in recent years, there is nothing but
we offer to our residents. good in the future.

• Independent, Assisted • Weekly house • Active social, Development is picking back up. Homes Port St. Lucie City Manager Jeff Bremer gives his fourth
& Memory Care keeping and recreational and that are being built are for homebuyers, not
personal laundry on spec. And while there are some scars from and last City Update before the St. Lucie County Chamber
• Five Star Rehab educational programs the past that need to be resolved – VGTI and
on-site service • Scheduled local City Center, to name two – “we’re working of Commerce. PHOTO DEBBIE CARSON
our way through it,” Bremer said.
• Fine Dining to include • All utilities and transportation
City leaders have plans to address infra-
three nutritious meals basic cable available structure needs, including sidewalks and
street maintenance, but they need to find
per day, plus snacks funding sources. To that end, they are con- Bremer, who explained the city is working
sidering a half-cent sales tax, which would go with the Department of Environmental Pro-
501 NW Cashmere Blvd. Port St. Lucie West, FL 34986 a “long way” to covering the $7.5 million in tection and the county to take and test water
annual needs. “It certainly is a path,” Bremer samples from the north fork of the St. Lucie
772-344-7441 said. River to determine sources of pollution.

www.ThePalmsOfStLucieWest.com On the horizon are plans to improve and “We have done everything we can” to be in
maintain the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, front of water protection issues, Bremer said.
License #AL10438 © 2012 Five Star Quality Care, Inc. which is eight years old and in need of $5
million of identified maintenance. As for the past, Bremer said, “we survived
it in fine fashion” and the future remains “so
Bremer said the city is also reviewing bright.” 
neighborhood plans to make improvements
throughout the entire city. One of the first ac-
tions to be taken is the wrapping of unsightly
utility boxes with scenic photos of art.

And the Indian River Lagoon and the St.
Lucie River continue to be at the forefront
of environmental concerns, according to

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IN LOVING MEMORY TREASURING LIFE

BETTY ANN CASEY, 84 dren; and many other family members and “T‰easu‰e Coast Hospice
Port St. Lucie friends. Mrs. Gleason met her husband, lifted a weight
Thomas, when they were 8 years old. They off ou‰ shoulders”.
Betty Ann Casey, 84, of Port St. Lucie were married for 60 years and never parted.
passed away surrounded by her loving fami- She put family first and was a loving mother, With our support, families “Peggy cared for our mom at home
ly on Friday, Sept. 9, at her residence. great worker, loved life and Jesus Christ. can be more confident during a long illness so Mom could be
with the family she loved. But in the
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been a resident of Port St. Lucie for the past Home – Byrd, Young & Prill Chapel, 1170 quality time together. got worse, her doctor recommended
12 years. She was preceded in death by her SW Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie, with the Treasure Coast Hospice. They provided
loving husband, Frederick Casey, and her funeral at St. Lucie Catholic Church in Port To learn more, call us at expert care for Mom, supported our
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Froehle; one sister, Marie Maggiaro; one Port St. Lucie
grandson, Michael (Nancy) Casey; one Serving all, regardless of – Ellen and Peggy
granddaughter, Christine (Raymond) Hull; Jane Ethel Moscato, 92 of Port St. Luc- ability to pay. Margaret’s daughters
and five great-grandchildren, Derrick Casey, ie, passed away Sept. 3 at St. Lucie Hospice
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Services were held Sept. 12 at Aycock Fu- moved to Port St. Lucie in 1989.
neral Home, 1504 SE Floresta Drive, Port St.
Lucie, with Pastor Dale from Christ Lutheran She was a member of the Church of Na-
tivity in Port St. Lucie, and was a volunteer
JOAN C. GLEASON, 79 there for many years. She also volunteered
Port St. Lucie at St. Lucie Medical Center for many years.

Joan C. Gleason, 79, of Port St. Lucie, de- Moscato was preceded in death by her
parted this life Thursday, Sept. 1. husband, Anthony Moscato.

Mrs. Gleason is survived by her loving Survivors include daughters Mary Jane
husband, Thomas Gleason; children Diana Garrett of Lumberton, N.J, Elizabeth Leo of
Cleveland, Thomas Gleason, Mark Glea- Venice, Fla., Sandy Nicolai of Port Orange,
son, John Gleason and Joanna Macaluso; Fla., and Shirley Wurth of Marlton, N.J. She
10 grandchildren; two great-grandchil- is also survived by nine grandchildren and
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A little holiday malaise settled over the local real estate market last week, as a mere four homes sold
from Sept. 5-9.
The top sale of the week was the home at 209 NW Magnolia Lakes Boulevard. First put on the market in
January for $339,000, this 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2,737-square-foot residence fetched $308,000 on Sept. 8.
The second-best sale of the week was the house at 10286 SW Canossa Way. Originally listed in June for
$262,900, this 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 1,826-square-foot residence sold for the asking price on Sept. 6.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$308,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 209 NW MAGNOLIA LAKES BOULEVARD 1/14/2016 $339,000 9/8/2016
6/1/2016 $262,900 9/6/2016 $262,900
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Coming Up! Embarrassment of riches for ‘Unelectable’ gang

THEATRE GUILD’S
COMEDY ‘SYLVIA’
IS DOGGONE FUN

BY MICHELLE GENZ | Staff Writer Members of the cast of
[email protected] ‘Unelectable You: The Second
City’s Completely Unbiased
1 The Vero Beach Theatre Political Revue,’ will present
Guild opens its new sea- a satirical look at this year’s
son this weekend with the 1995 election Sept. 23 at the
off-Broadway comedy “Sylvia.” Sunrise Theatre.
Directed by Ben Earman, it fol-
lows a stray poodle-lab cross from PHOTO COURTESY OF KIRSTEN MICCOLI
Central Park into the home of a
couple of empty-nesters. Played BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent bers of The Second City and Second City revues, she has also this year.
by a human actress – in this case, [email protected] Slate magazine’s political revue performed at the Lyric Opera in “It’s an embarrassment,” she
Abby Bolduc – Sylvia becomes de- “Unelectable You,” 2016 is the Chicago with Patrick Stewart
voted to her new master, raising the For political satirists, the gift that keeps on giving. and Renee Fleming in “The Sec- said. “There’s a lot to choose
hackles of the master’s wife. Daniel 2016 election season is the stuff ond City’s Guide to the Opera.” from. The hardest thing is what
Hall plays Greg, the financial trad- of which dreams are made. Carisa Barecca is a member will last because it’s coming so
er smitten with his new friend; his The rest of us may feel like it’s of the Sunrise Theatre-bound I asked Barecca if there were fast. The nice thing is we have
wife Kate, played by Heather Sta- a nightmare, but for the mem- ensemble. An alumna of several an embarrassment of riches
pleton, is an English teacher who CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
has declared a no-dog zone in their
newly unencumbered coupledom.
As the tensions rise, three char-
acters intervene – a dog-walker, a
socialite and a marriage counselor,
all played by Austin Peer. Michael
Naffziger designed the set; he’s
the drama director at Indian River
Charter High School.

Stapleton and Bolduc shared
the stage in “Sweet Charity” two
years ago, also directed by Ear-
man. Bolduc was also in Earman’s
“Hairspray” in 2015. Earman, born

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More shows must go on! Lyric adds numerous acts

BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Correspondent who cover more than 60 songs Cruz and Eddie Palmieri.
[email protected] Torres has dedicated his life to
from ABBA to Led Zeppelin.
The Lyric Theatre has announced several promoting peace and education
additional shows to its 2016-2017 season. The show is enhanced with Pants Down around the world, and has received
videos and more than 100 Circus rolls many awards for his humanitari-
The first, DeadPhish Orchestra, is new costume changes. into the Lyric an work. He developed the Nestor
to me. It appears to be what you’d get if on April 2. Torres Foundation, an organization
the Grateful Dead and Phish had a love designed to inspire social change
child, a jam band weaving the music of It’s the week of St. Pat- through music and education in
the two great bands together. They take south Florida. In 2012, he worked
the bluesy sound of the Dead and the edgy rick’s Day, and flautist Gary with the Educational Foundation
funk of Phish and blend it together. The of Martin County to conduct mas-
band, which started as a group of Colorado Arbuthnot brings his “Celtic ter classes with talented area high
friends playing Phish songs, has become a school musicians.
popular band around the country, playing Connections” show to the
favorites like “Bertha,” to “Harry Hood” The Pants Down Circus troupe
and more. They hit town Oct. 7. Lyric March 12. Arbuthnot re- comes to town April 2 and goes rock
’n roll. The act is part circus act and part rock
A dream band would have Eric Clapton, turns to the Lyric with a new concert, and is inspired by everyone from
John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. John Aerosmith to Joan Jett to AC/DC.
Mayall, the “Godfather of British Blues,” spin on Celtic classics and The group was founded in 2011 and is
was able to assemble these and other made up of Joshua Phillips, the acrobat;
great rockers in the Bluesbreakers, a band beloved Irish melodies. The Hannah Cryle, the strong woman; Idris Stan-
that put the blues on the map in Britain. ton, the clown; and Caz Walsh, the aerialist.
John Mayall has championed the blues for show will feature music made You’ll see the fun of the circus, set to great
more than 50 years and is still touring and music. The show is at 5 p.m. and is ideal en-
recording. This year, he was inducted into famous by Sir James Galway, tertainment for the family.
the Blues Hall of Fame. He’ll come to the
Lyric Oct. 14. with whom he studied, the The Lyric Theatre is located at 59 S.W.
Flagler Ave., Stuart.
Decades Rewind take its audience on a Chieftains, the Dubliners, Riverdance and launched the career of Little Big Town.
trip back in time with hits from the 1960s, A Lyric favorite, Nestor Torres, returns For ticket information, call (772) 286-7827
’70s and ’80s. The Nov. 16-17 concert in- Lord of the Dance. Arbuthnot has won nu- or order online at www.lyrictheatre.com. 
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merous musical competitions and worked Aires.” The Grammy- winning flute player
will explore the music of Latin America,
with a number of international symphonies with a special nod to the sounds of Cuba
and Argentina.
including the Royal Liverpool Philharmon-
Torres was born in Puerto Rico and be-
ic and the Opera de Lyon. He also appears gan playing the flute at the age of 12. He
came to New York City as a teen, and at-
on cruise lines and was voted Entertainer of tended the Mannes School of Music and
the New England Conservatory of Music.
the Year by Crystal Cruises. He moved to Miami and began to impro-
vise using a Cuban dance style called “Cha-
Country music superstar Clint Black ranga,” playing with artists including Celia

returns to the Lyric March 8-9. The sing-

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A MYSTERY THRILLER aster Jeweler and Gemologist Terry Rieger’s 42 year career
had an unusual beginning. As a traditional artist in her early
Sept. 23rd – Oct 9th 2016 20’s, Terry’s culinary hobby provided an additional
outlet for display of her artistic talent. She delighted
Featuring: Kendall Krueger, Clarissa Allie, Keith in designing confectionery masterpieces. If she
Lawson, Rozanne Sehayik, Marty Dillis, Jennifer wasn’t creating exquisitely decorated wedding
cakes for friends and family, she was sculpting
Willis Adams, & Paul Harwood whimsical, mouthwatering candies, or
designing sugar Easter eggs
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The occupants of those windowed eggs
A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror were meticulously detailed, right down to
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bunnies. One of those Easter eggs, a gift to
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brooding, mid-Victorian mansion. The visitors her lifelong career in jewelry. The family friend
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he, that he insisted her designs must be produced
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alleged to possess. arranged for a full compliment of jewelers tools to be
delivered, and arranged for her to be first and only student even
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JazzScat: A shout-out to our musicians

“Your BY WENDY DWYER | Contributor riffing with likes of Berna- Donna Bires coordinate the
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When you pay your $6 and find a seat sons Project and John Seca- ket featuring Arts and Crafts
Salon” at the Sunrise Black Box Theatre in Fort da? The answer is simple in historic downtown Fort
Pierce on any given Tuesday evening, you – the members of the Fort Pierce adjacent to the Satur-
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not realize those unassuming folks have for local high schools. members of the Fort Pierce
• Color, Cut, Accent Foils actually played with stars including Tony Jazz and Blues Society are
Bennett, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, These same dedicated always the first to say yes to
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rin, the Supremes, Guy Lombardo, Sting one lessons for students who have been in the community, providing music for
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‘UNELECTABLE YOU’ advice on what another candidate who affecting all of us. Regardless of party, we be,” she said, “This is what’s wrong, this is
wants to get into political should do, based have something for you, identifying with what’s right and this is what we can do to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 on Hillary Clinton.” how people are reacting to the insane cir- fix it.”
cus that is this election.”
room to update and stay current.” For the women of the troupe, having a We agreed that if someone pitched the
The revue bills itself as “The Second woman candidate is a gift in itself. Barecca said the show is a collaborative storyline of this election cycle as a movie,
process, which is typical of The Second it would be dismissed as too unbelievable.
City’s Completely Unbiased Political Re- “We are thrilled with the opportunity to City. “We take a bunch of pieces and ask
vue,” so we took each of the major candi- speak as her and from that perspective,” what this is missing,” Barecca said. “There “A studio would reject it,” she said.
dates in turn. Barecca said. “There’s so much ground to may not be enough Trump or it needs a “(They’d say) it has no truth or heart. It
cover, and we do. There’s enough material woman’s perspective. We looked at mate- seems out of this world. But we’re living it,
“Donald Trump makes a good subject,” in their marriage. If you like Bill Clinton, rial; and picked the best and left enough so we might as well laugh at it.”
Barecca said. “He’s constantly in the media you’ll enjoy his cameo in this show. If he to wiggle around. We have to be ready to
and constantly giving us gifts. We’re on the knew he was (just) a cameo, he’d be most pivot.” “UnelectableYou: The Second City’s Com-
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she’s done right and wrong, and we give is about how we’re reacting and how it’s is how depressing this election season can

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CONSULTATION CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 at the Vero
Beach Theatre
and raised in Vero Beach, is a graduate of Guild.
the University of Tampa who taught high
school drama in Port St. Lucie. He is now PHOTO DENISE RITCHIE
community relations director at the Senior
Resource Association.

“Sylvia” runs through Sept. 25.

OFFICE FURNITURE 2 The East Texas blues singer and gui- III plays drums. As one critic pointed out, writer) Kate Shanaphy Maingot. Ed Jr. will
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all of our stress disappear.’” around and said ‘You really And, of course, surf music. Roberts has
always loved music. He played trombone
Looking out over what need to plant these palm trees in high school and got a music scholar-
ship to Indian River Community College.
Roberts calculates are six all over the place. The most (He plays bass in his band, learned years
later.)
miles of trellises, the young important thing you can do
In 1979, he started a wholesale land-
vines, some now in their is have your winery represent scaping business, selling plants from two
locations. In 1998 he bought a third, a 10-
eighth year, are beginning the vibe of the geographical acre tract on Johnston Road north of Fort
Pierce.
to form a vista of shimmer- area it’s in.’
Then came the housing industry col-
ing green. They surround “I though, yeah, that makes lapse in 2007, when construction slowed
and landscaping plants weren’t worth the
the vast open-air shelter sense. When you visit other plastic pots they were growing in.

housing the stage and a bar wineries, you want that local “We were hemorrhaging,” says Roberts.
“We had 10 acres we needed to something
that serves not just the win- feel. You want people to have with and I couldn’t sell the plants I had.”

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wines and a dozen beers. Well, I’m an old Florida surfer; CONTINUED ON PAGE B10

Guests can order food from Summer Crush winery owner Gary Roberts. PHOTO DENISE RITCHIE I’m not a sophisticated wine

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grill and then take in the music at a sea “Originally I was going in the direction the rules and go for a Florida sun and surf

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boards are part of Roberts’ collection of Indrio Oaks,” he says. Then he hired a so different that people wouldn’t forget it.

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says. The tables are his “beaters,” he says. I did anything he came down and looked the whole experience.”

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Impressive stent technology is state-of-the-artery

BY TOM LLOYD | Staff Writer dramatically reduce the risk of a heart Dr. Charles Croft and
[email protected] attack. ARNP Jennifer Konowitz.

Some of the biggest breakthroughs in But stents can also lead to life-threat- PHOTO DENISE RITCHIE
medicine come in the smallest packag- ening problems.
es.
According to the affable Croft, with
Take, for example, the stent. earlier generations of stents there were
Looking very much like a miniatur- two main things that could cause prob-
ized version of a spring from a click-top lems.
ballpoint pen, stents have been in use to
treat blocked arteries, or arteriosclero- “One,” he says, “is they could clot up,
sis, since 1986. But according to inter- and two is they could re-narrow,” just
ventional cardiologist Dr. Charles Croft like an artery does before a stent is in-
at the Sebastian River Medical Center, stalled.
a new and potentially game-changing
stent technology is now available. Those problems, also known as “in-
These new “bio-absorbable polymer stent thrombosis” and “restenosis,” have
drug-eluting” stents were approved by plagued doctors and patients for years.
the FDA this year.
According to the American Heart WebMD says in-stent thrombosis
Association, when a coronary artery – (blood clots forming inside that mesh
an artery feeding the heart muscle – is tube), along with the development of
narrowed by a buildup of fatty deposits restenosis (scar tissue forming inside
called plaque, it reduces blood flow. If the artery causing it to re-narrow), have
blood flow is reduced to the heart mus- sometimes forced doctors to re-perform
cle, chest pain can result, and if a clot the stenting procedure after only a few
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still recommending that everyone over six most easily spread viruses in the world.
months old should get vaccinated.
Getting vaccinated as early as possible
That leaves the needle, much to the dis- is important because “it takes about two
may of most children and all others who’d weeks after vaccination for antibodies to
rather not get a literal “shot in the arm.” develop in the body and provide protec-
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Data on the effectiveness of the na- according to the CDC.
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year’s flu season was recently released by Consult your physician or pharmacist
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Bonz’s Basset bud Huck is all ears … and all fun

Hi Dog Buddies! sweep away the morning dew.’ Mine did do
that, and they got all soggy and ukky. I was
This week I got to meet Huck Martin, Huck. PHOTO BY LEAH DUBOIS me, they had Radar and Mako, who looked real glad when I grew into ‘em. I don’t think
he’s almost 2. He’s a Mostly Basset Hound a lot like me. Then, it was so sad, Mako ate Shakespeare was a Basset Hound.”
and, since I haven’t interviewed too many brother, Finn, who’s VERY bouncy. He’s my one of those frogs you’re not s’pose to eat
Bassets, I thought I should bone up on the age. He’s the only non-Basset in the family. and went to Dog Heaven. Well, when Mom “Probly not,” I agreed, then asked,
breed (get it, bone up?). I did remember But he looks like me anyway, ’cept taller.” and Dad took my human brother Tyler to “What’s your favorite thing to do?”
their pawsome bark. Made me wanna take college in North Carolina, they found Finn
voice lessons. Anyway, I Googled and found “This is gonna be fun,” I thought, open- in a shelter. He was a stray and he couldn’t “CHEW BONES! Mom freezes beef
out Bassets are friendly, outgoing and play- ing my notebook. “I’m ready when you are,” even lift his head, he was so weak. So they bones, then I slurp ’em all day long. When
ful. Yep, I remembered that part, and that I told him. made an exception to their Bassets Only the yummy stuff is all slurped up, she puts
they have, like, the best sniffers in the World. rule and rescued him. Mom and Dad think ’em in a bone basket and we chew on ‘em
“Mom and Dad are Basset People. Before he’s sorta a Coon Hound with maybe some till they fall apart. And there is one other lit-
Huck and his Mom were waiting for us German Shepherd. Soon as they got back tle thing I love to do. Guess what?”
at the door. “Welcome Mr. Bonzo,” he said, home they got a call from the lady they
and came right up for the Wag-and-Sniff. had got Mako from. She said Mako’s pooch “I have no idea.”
He was a nice black and tan with white Mom and Dad were having another litter. “Pillow corners!”
places and Really, Really Big Paws. And WELL, Mom called right away and said she “How’s that?”
loooong ears. And then aNOTHER Basset HAD TO HAVE FIRST PICK. ABSOLUTE- “I have always loved chewing pillow cor-
Hound, a white and tan one, also came up LY! NO MATTER WHAT! So guess who she ners off. Mom would rather I didn’t, and I
for the Wag-and-Sniff. picked out of that big pile of puppies?” sometimes sorta try not to, but there they
ARE! All fluffy! With those delicious corners.
“Er …” I said brilliantly. I took a wild guess. “Um, you?” I mean, what’s a pooch s’pose to do? And
The white and tan pooch nudged Huck. “Yep! ME! So, guess what. I’m Mako’s lit- sometimes a lot of fluff falls out and goes
“So, Huckleberry, introduce us, why don- tle brother.” everywhere. Talk about FUN! Once when
cha.” “That is Totally Cool Dog Biscuits!” I ex- Mom came home and found pillow pieces
“Oh, right. I’m Huck, I’m the claimed. “What was it like when you first and fluff everywhere, and we didn’t wan-
Spokespooch. THIS is my older brother, Ra- got to your Forever Home?” na rat each other out, she said, “NO MORE
dar, and my Mom, Jennifer. Our Dad, Eric’s “Mom had her hands full, with three BONES TODAY!”
back in the back somewhere with our other pooches and two little kids. At first, me “Bummer! Where do you guys go when
and Finn each had our own Baby Crates. your folks are at work?”
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(with 109 Across) easily 117 Across
26 Stowe character square insert: categorized) 69 Music notes
27 1971 Santana abbr. 5 Come in wrong, 72 See 85 Across
hit, 79 The Dark at the e.g. 77 VP who resigned
“___ Como Va” Top of ___ 6 Reagan’s “Star 80 Claw
28 Beginning 81 Switch from Wars”-like missile 81 Together again
29 Pompeii topping, paper to idea: abbr. 82 Shade providers
A.D. 79 7 Like a bikini’s 84 It may have a
30 ___ of the plastic, perhaps coverage black eye
tongue 83 Long, swinging 8 Holder of the bag 86 See 67 Across
32 1939 E & O film 9 Realizing remark 87 Look up to
35 Z state strides 10 Cloth in arts and 88 Dance with a lot
37 “Good for what 85 With 72 Down, a crafts class of pelvis action
___ ya” 11 “Just so you 89 Israel’s Yitzhak
38 “___ live and type of missile know”: abbr. 90 “___ shall die”
breathe!” 86 He wrote Norma 12 Too big for one’s (from “It Must Be
39 Rather large, as 88 Tied another britches Him”)
a sum 13 They’re nuts 91 “Not ___ too
40 Goals of knot? 14 Tablet dosage, soon”
advanced 89 Dune buggy often 92 Ex-coach
student 15 ___ Romeo Auerbach
sculptors: abbr. safety feature 16 See 67 Across 95 So far
42 Argue noisily 93 Reported but not 17 Some Cadillacs 99 Tears down
44 Nut-bearing trees 18 Goes by 100 Alter again,
46 Northern confirmed 24 Cancels as a dress
Exposure mascot 94 Initials on meat 25 Ravel’s La ___ 101 Rush
47 Gets boiling mad 95 Root for 31 1940 E & O film 103 Half a truck,
48 Colleague of 32 Small amount perhaps
Chevy and John, Polynesians 33 Start to “centric” 105 Do-well preceder
once 96 Andy Capp’s 34 Fr. abbr. of 106 To be, to Guy
49 Ballet costumes “company” 110 Young one
50 Special exams: place 35 More full of pizazz 111 Letters on the telly
abbr. 97 Deeply 36 Gets ready, briefly 112 Game of Clue
51 Herding horses 40 Fran need
55 Adam’s fascinated by Lebowittizism 113 SASE, e.g.
contribution 98 Pier wigglers 41 1938 E & O film 114 Us, in football-
57 Beginning 100 1938 E & O film, 43 Rocky and play notation
Bullwinkle’s
The Adventures favorite Greek
of ___
102 Braces
104 Short dog?
105 “___ remind you
...”
107 Dough-
dispensing
device, briefly
108 Got one’s fill
109 See 23 Across
115 Multi-faceted

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By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 3

Li Ka-shing, a Hong Kong business magnate, investor and philanthropist, said, “We A2
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or a skill ... it demands a broader vision, capabilities in critical thinking and logical Q J 10 3
deduction without which we cannot have constructive progress.”
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Playing bridge well requires clear thinking and logical deduction; perhaps, because QJ9
declarer made one play, he must have this, or cannot have that. Q87 K6
K Q 10 8
West misdefended this deal by not thinking clearly. It was sent to me by Steve Conrad 982 J96542
of Manhasset, New York.
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In the bidding from a pro-am, the “am” sitting North preferred that her expert partner
be the declarer. However, knowing about the eight- or nine-card spade fit and having 76
a singleton, she should have corrected three no-trump to four spades, which would
have made with an overtrick. SOUTH

Against three no-trump, West led the diamond king. Declarer won with dummy’s ace, 83
crossed to his hand with a club, and led a spade. When West nervously inserted her
jack, South played low from the dummy. A K 10

Now East should have overtaken with his king and returned the diamond nine, which J764
would have held declarer to his contract. Minus 400 would have been a top for East-
West. When East actually played low, West led another club. South won, played a AK54
spade to dummy’s ace, and led another spade. West cashed her diamond queen to
hold South to 10 tricks. But minus 430 was still a top. Dealer: North; Vulnerable: East-West

West should have played low on the first spade, because if South had held the king, The Bidding:
he would have cashed that honor first.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
3NT Pass 1 Spades Pass
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