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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2018-10-04 17:00:57

10/05/2018 ISSUE 40

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PAGE B2 8 B7MAKING A DIFFERENCE DINING REVIEW: PAGE 8
AT ‘LINES IN THE LAGOON’ POMODORO GRILL
STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT B8
VENOUS INSUFFICIENCY

MY TAKE Cleveland takeover of hospital moves ahead Old guard makes
late bid to thwart
BY RAY MCNULTY ‘This may be the best thing that ever happened to Vero Beach.’ Vero electric sale

Can Vero High make it – Bill Kelley, Moorings resident and former Dean of University of Pennsylvania Medical School. By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer
to football Final Four? [email protected]
PHOTOS: LEIGH GREEN
When Lenny Jankowski was The sale of Vero Beach electric
hired to be Vero Beach High Leaders of Indian River Medical Center, the Hospital District and Cleveland Clinic Florida listen to public comment. to Florida Power & Light might
School’s football coach in January represent the city’s future, but next
2011, his assignment was to restore By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer the new name that has been selected – could be a week’s hearing before the Flori-
the program’s fading glory and, [email protected] da Public Service Commission is
sooner rather than later, compete reality by early 2019. starting to look like Throwback
for state championships. Even before this week’s final votes on a Cleve- Tuesday, with former mayors Tom
land Clinic takeover of Indian River Medical Cen- “Just in time for the Vero Beach Centennial!” White and Jay Kramer filing testi-
That meant he needed to win – ter, the mood among leaders of the hospital and mony opposing the PSC’s approval
win quickly, win often, win when it the Hospital District bordered on giddy. said Ann Marie McCrystal, a trustee who with her of the sale.
mattered most.
After multiple meetings about hundreds of pag- husband Dr. Hugh McCrystal has decades of his- White and Kramer are probably
For the most part, he has done es of documents costing millions to arrive at over the highest profile anti-sale voices
so: Now in his eighth season, Jan- the past year and a half, a deal had been re- from the past testifying to bolster
kowski has compiled an impressive vealed a week ago that could define health- the case of the Civic Association of
76-10 record at Vero Beach, where care in Vero Beach for the next three-quar- Indian River County, which is ob-
his teams have won 49 consecutive ters of a century. jecting to the deal – though former
regular-season games, dating back councilman Ken Daige and long-
to 2013, as well as four consecutive The taxpayer-owned time utilities committee member
district titles and 15 consecutive community hospital that
district games. has limped along finan- CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
cially for years at break-
His fun-to-watch Fighting Indi- even or below appeared ATTORNEY FOR VERO
ans also have reached the Class 8A to have secured its future MAN SEES AN UPHILL
playoffs in each of his seven previ- under the auspices of an BATTLE IN SLAY TRIAL
ous seasons, advancing to four re- internationally vaunted
gional semifinals and the regional brand. Cleveland Clinic By Federico Martinez | Staff Writer
final in 2013, when they fell one Indian River Hospital –
game shy of the state’s Final Four. An attorney representing a Vero
Beach man charged in the murder
Vero Beach is 6-0 heading into of his girlfriend admitted in court
last week that his client faces a
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 tough legal challenge because al-
most all of the witnesses are police
tory with the hospital. “Maybe we should put the officers.

INSIDE agreement in the time capsule.” Alteria Woods, the deceased
girlfriend of Andrew Coffee IV,
“It won’t fit,” said the Hospital District’s lead was shot by Indian River Coun-
ty sheriff’s deputies who riddled
NEWS 1-7 PETS 14 transaction attorney, William Boyles, Coffee’s home with bullets, killing
DINING B8 the victim as she lay in bed, but
HEALTH 8 GAMES B13 smacking one fat packet of documents on Coffee has been charged with her
CALENDAR B16 murder.
REAL ESTATE 15 the table.
B1 Attorney Adam Chrzan, one of
ARTS the attorneys representing Coffee,
made his comments following a
The documents included a $250 million
CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 capital commitment over the first decade
For circulation or where to pick up
your issue call: 772-226-7925 of Cleveland Clinic control; a 30-year

lease with the Hospital District

plus three 15-year renewal

terms for a total of 75 poten-

tial years; and a significantly

expanded hospital indi-

gent care policy, the cost

of which would be as-

Wael Barsoum. CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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MY TAKE

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

October and again, it appears, headed to the Vero Beach High School football team’s game against Centennial drew a full house at Port St. Lucie’s South County Stadium on Friday night. PHOTO: ANTHONY INSWASTY
playoffs. This time, though, there’s a real rea-
son to believe this season might be different, When we play a home football game, we With that in mind, Jankowski began ex- “We’ve definitely embraced the challenge
maybe even special. make money.” ploring the possibility of scheduling what he of playing on the road against teams of that
called a “game of national significance” two caliber, and our kids have handled it,” Jan-
Three of Vero’s victories have come on the Same goes for visiting non-district teams, years ago. kowski said.
road – against defending Class 7A champion which is why so many of them are willing to
Venice, perennial Class 1A power Pahokee make the trip to Vero Beach and take home a Those efforts resulted in Vero Beach’s sea- “But scheduling these games isn’t easy,”
and the best St. Lucie West Centennial team share of the gate. son-opening trip to Virginia in 2017 to play he added. “The hardest thing about schedul-
in years. state runner-up Oscar Smith High. ing in high school? You don’t know how good
But a state championship – or even a run your team is going to be, and you don’t know
“I think playing a difficult schedule and to the state’s Final Four – would be worth The Fighting Indians won the game, how good the other teams are going to be –
overcoming adversity helps,” Jankowski said. far more, at least in terms of stature and, which ESPN declined to televise because because it can change from year to year. You
possibly, in additional revenues generated Jankowski’s team didn’t have any five-star re- also have to get the other team’s cooperation.
“We’ve played three road games against by appearances on ESPN, which nationally cruits on its roster, and returned to Florida to
strong programs with teams that are doing televises opening-week, high school games win at Wellington – the first time since 1988 “The last couple of years, our schedule
well this season,” he added. “You’d hope involving marquee teams with top recruits. that Vero Beach had opened a season with has played out well for us.”
those kinds of experiences would have some consecutive road victories.
value as the season progresses.” “Top programs playing out-of-state games Only home games remain on Vero Beach’s
is becoming a big thing,” Jankowski said, Jankowski followed up by scheduling this regular-season schedule, which will bring
To win a second state championship – “and I think it would be great to get ESPN to season’s high-profile road games against Fort Pierce Westwood, Treasure Coast, Fort
Vero Beach’s only such title came in 1981, come to the Citrus Bowl.” Venice, Pahokee and Centennial. Pierce Central and Sebastian River to the
one year after the arrival of legendary coach
Billy Livings – the Fighting Indians need to
win tough games against upper-echelon op-
ponents away from the friendly confines of
the Citrus Bowl.

Clearly, Jankowski knows what it will take
to bring home a title, though he said he has
always tried to put together the best sched-
ule possible, balancing the program’s com-
petitive needs with the financial benefits of
playing in front of big crowds at home.

“I’m also the athletic director, and I’ve got
to fund 49 varsity and sub-varsity teams,”
Jankowski said. “Football makes money.

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COFFEE IV MURDER TRIAL the Coffee residence shortly before 6 a.m., cords. Coffee said he fired several rounds injured or arrested.
March 19, 2017, to conduct a drug raid in in self-defense, to scare away the intruder. Coffee III and IV were arrested during
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 which they were targeting Coffee IV’s fa- When he realized it was law enforcement
ther, Andrew Coffee III. he dropped his gun, according to the af- the drug raid, but the younger Coffee was
status hearing with prosecutors and Judge fidavit. also charged with second-degree murder
Cynthia Cox on Sept. 25. Chrzan told Cox Coffee IV, who was inside the home, lo- for the death of Woods. In addition, he
that defense attorneys are still taking cated in the 4500 block of 35th Avenue in Woods, who was lying in bed next to was charged with shooting or throwing a
depositions from witnesses. “The victim Gifford, shot at officers after they smashed Coffee, was shot at least 10 times by offi- deadly missile, possession of a firearm by
is dead, and all of the witnesses outside of windows to enter the home, including a cers who continued firing into the home, a convicted felon, and three counts of at-
the home are officers,” Chrzan said. “That window in the bedroom where Coffee and according to sheriff’s office reports. tempted first-degree murder on a law en-
makes this case very difficult.” Coffee IV Woods were lying in bed, according to the forcement officer by discharging a firearm.
was not present at the hearing. arrest affidavit. Deputy Kelsey Zorc, who was shot in
the shoulder, was treated and released Coffee III, was charged with possession
According to sheriff’s office reports, the Coffee said he woke up, saw the barrel from Indian River Medical Center. of cocaine, multiple counts of possession
sheriff’s SWAT team, which was armed of a gun sticking through his window, and of a controlled substance, resisting arrest
with specialty weapons, arrived outside thought somebody was trying to break Neither Coffee IV or his father were shot without violence, and possession of mari-
into the home, according to arrest re- or injured during the incident. Two other juana and drug paraphernalia. 
women in the home at the time were not

Citrus Bowl. Then, barring an unlikely col-
lapse, the Fighting Indians will return to the
playoffs and resume their quest for a state
championship.

“It’s such a long process and there are so
many things along the way that have to work
in your favor,” Jankowski said of chasing a
championship. “If you spend time looking
too far ahead, you’ll mess up what’s right in
front of you, so you can’t get ahead of the task
at hand.

“But I do believe in being goal-orient-
ed and dangling the carrot,” he added. “It’s
OK to let the kids know what’s possible, but
you’ve got to keep your focus, because it’s a
grind just to get to Friday night. Once that’s
over, you start again, and you do that every
week.

“Even then, there’s so much outside your
control, but that’s all part of the challenge.”

It’s the challenge the former John Carroll
High player and coach accepted when he left
his position as football coach and athletic
director at Walton High in DeFuniak Springs
and moved here, against the advice of some
friends who warned him that the Vero job
wasn’t what it was a decade earlier.

He was told people had stopped coming to
games, the best athletes on campus weren’t
playing football, and that Vero hadn’t been
in any serious conversations regarding the
state’s better programs since the late 1990s.
Worse, he was told Fighting Indian football
was becoming irrelevant.

Jankowski, however, saw possibilities
where skeptics saw problems.

“I had a good job at Walton, made a good
living and had a nice house, but I remem-
bered what Vero Beach football was – the
Citrus Bowl, the crowds, the tradition – and
I believed we could be successful there,” Jan-
kowski said.

“I was confident we would play the type
of game the players would enjoy playing and
the fans would enjoy watching,” he added. “I
believed if we did the little things, big things
would happen.” They have.

With Jankowski running the show – at
times, that’s what his passing attack resem-
bles – the Fighting Indians continue to play
a brand of football that is as entertaining as
it is successful.

And now that they’ve taken their act on
the road, Vero Beach fans are eager to see
how far they can go. 

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VERO ELECTRIC SALE the facts and call into question the alleged able to be questioned on his statements. Re- we look forward to the hearing as an op-
benefits to the public interest of a sale,” ingold will be representing the county next portunity to reiterate this and the very im-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 White’s summary says. “The [Civic Associa- week. Bruce May of Holland and Knight will portant fact that this sale will benefit not
tion] ... where I’ve been a member for many be representing Indian River Shores. FPL only Vero Beach but all of FPL’s existing
Herb Whittall are both set for cameo roles. years, has always spoken about it.” will have its legal team there and Vero will customers.”
The attorney representing the long mori- be represented by attorneys from the Carl-
Anti-sale activists claimed during their ton Fields law firm that has negotiated and Indian River Shores Mayor Tom Slater
bund Civic Association is one-term council- time in office that rate disparities between shepherded the transaction these past two said he’s optimistic going into next week’s
woman Lynne Larkin, so it will be like a big Vero Electric and Florida Power & Light were years. proceedings. He sees the PSC approval of
ol’ reunion in Tallahassee of all the people exaggerated, and that one day soon, Vero’s the sale as solving three big problems for the
who fought selling their beloved electric util- rates would be the same as or less than or Current Vero Mayor Harry Howle is Shores.
ity for more than a decade. In his statement FPL rates. That much-anticipated day never staunchly behind the sale. “I know, beyond a
summary, Kramer says: “A higher public in- came, and White’s City Council entered into shadow of a doubt, that this sale to FPL is the Slater says the Shores is in the electric
terest exists than merely the vague promise a wholesale power deal that ended up only will of our community. Despite the protests battle for the long haul, wherever that might
of lower rates, that of making an informed making Vero’s long-term entanglements of a small few who appear unhappy with the take the town. Taxpayers have already spent
opinion based on facts.” even worse. political process, we shall continue moving more than $1 million in legal fees on regu-
forward, not back,” Howle said Monday. latory efforts and litigation in an effort to
“The facts set forth by FPL about the rates County Attorney Dylan Reingold said get the Shores off Vero’s system. “Having the
and fees being charged are not supported by Kramer has so far not made himself avail- “I believe the PSC knows this too. So, PSC make a fair settlement means the suits
would be dismissed, plus it would take care
of the issue of having the town divided, 75 of
the population on Vero electric and 25 per-
cent already on FPL,” Slater said. “It would
also resolve the issue of two different rates
being charged in the town, higher rates on
the Vero system than FPL rates.”

A delegation from the Shores, including
former mayor Brian Barefoot, is traveling
to Tallahassee next week, hoping to have
a chance to speak. “It’s worth it to fight for
our community and that’s why we’re going,”
Barefoot said.

A pre-hearing conference was set for this
Wednesday, with a defined, six-fold pur-
pose – simplifying the issues; identifying
the positions of the parties; attempting to
identify admissions of fact to whittle down
disputed points; identifying exhibits to be
admitted into evidence; establishing an
order of witnesses; and finally, considering
other matters “which may aid in the dispo-
sition of the matter.”

All the parties filed pre-hearing state-
ments laying out their positions on 20 dif-
ferent issues, large and small, from whether
or not they think the three objectors – Brian
Heady, Michael Moran and Larkin’s Civic As-
sociation – indeed have standing, to wheth-
er or not Vero’s situation represents “extraor-
dinary circumstances” and what they think
the PSC should do.

The 3-2 approval of the sale by the PSC in
June was based upon a finding of “extraordi-
nary circumstances” that would allow FPL to
pay significantly more for Vero’s system than
it is technically worth.

The Office of Public Counsel, which said it
would not preemptively object to the PSC’s
June 5 vote, has since jumped into the fray
and hired a consultant who argued that Vero
ratepayers should reimburse the 4.9 million
existing FPL customers for a $116.2 million
acquisition adjustment.

By some calculations, that figure rep-
resents the difference between the $185
million FPL is paying and the market value
of the nuts and bolts of the system and its
nearly 35,000 customers.

The PSC hearing is set for all day Tuesday,
with general public comment scheduled for
5 p.m. There will be an additional hearing
day for evidence and testimony on Wednes-
day, if needed. After the hearing the PSC staff
will weigh in and a formal ruling is expected
before the end of 2018. 

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CLEVELAND CLINIC TAKEOVER And if a patient’s hospital expenses total and where it will be in several years,” ex- “Our obligation is not just to the taxpayer,
more than 15 percent of a family’s gross an- plained Boyles. though that’s important. It’s to the entire
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 nual income, Cleveland Clinic will provide community. We’re trying to measure what
discounts to ease that burden. Cleveland’s offer to assume indigent care kind of real impact this is going to have to
sumed in full by Cleveland Clinic 30 months will save Indian River County taxpayers an people. If you factor in quality of care, ac-
after the deal closes. During that 30-month transition, the estimated $195 million over the next 30 cess to care and availability of care, that’s
Hospital District will pay $15 million in years, according to Boyles. Those savings even more.”
That policy will be a boon to lower in- indigent care costs in $500,000 monthly will be far greater if the lease is extended
come families. It will include free care – increments. That phase-in of Cleveland’s for the three 15-year increments, for a total For years, the hospital has survived in
both emergency and medically necessary indigent coverage is intended to ease the of 75 years. “And we expect they will,” said part because of Hospital District and phil-
– for those making 250 percent of federal transition of the hospital out of its current Boyles. anthropic support. Had Cleveland Clinic or
poverty guidelines, or $62,500 for a family precarious financial state into profitability. another partner system not come into the
of four. That’s up from the current 150 per- The half-million dollar amount is less than “I’ve read a lot of these policies over the picture, taxpayers would likely have faced a
cent limit for coverage by the Hospital Dis- the average $620,000 a month the District is years; this is a very robust policy.” hefty bond request in addition to a tax levy
trict. For those earning up to 400 percent of currently paying, for indigent care to keep the hospital’s doors
poverty guidelines – an income of $100,400 Boyles’ estimate was in present value dol- open, consultants said.
for a family of four – Cleveland Clinic will “What we wanted to do in our negoti- lars and is viewed as being received in lieu
provide discounts on a sliding scale. ations with Cleveland Clinic is provide a of rent for the District-owned hospital. Cur- The $250 million capital commitment –
bridge between where the hospital is now rently, the hospital’s rent is prepaid through which may or may not include construction
2034 as part of the existing IRMC lease. of a wing of new patient rooms, depending
on whether Cleveland concludes they are
“Rent will begin in year 31 should CCF needed – breathes life back into the hospi-
decide to renew, and every year after that tal. “It’s viability, it’s staying alive. There was
until year 75 when the lease ends,” ex- some real question about IRMC’s viability
plained District Board chair Marybeth Cun- going forward,” said Jordan Shields of Juni-
ningham. per Advisory, hired last fall to advise hospi-
tal leaders on the sale.
At the end of the lease, Cleveland Clinic
has promised to return a “working facility” “Leaving aside the benefit of the Cleve-
to the District, and will offer any “special- land Clinic relationship, what you do know
ized, cutting edge” equipment at a depre- is you’re going to have $250 million invested
ciated rate, a clause added at the District’s in this community,” Shields said. “You can
insistence so as not to deter the new system very confidently say you wouldn’t have had
from holding back on buying new equip- it otherwise. IRMC would have had you use
ment as the lease expiration date approach- your taxing authority to issue municipal
es. bonds, and the taxpayer would have been
responsible for all that.”
As District trustees in a separate session
last week listened to outside consultants Cleveland also assumes all IRMC liabili-
analyze the deal, there was more to consid- ties.
er than dollars and cents, Trustee Michael
Weiss pointed out. Shields spoke to the District in a presen-
tation last Wednesday along with the finan-
“The quality of care is going to increase. cial analysts, the day after the Cleveland
That’s truly of value to the taxpayer.” Clinic deal details were revealed.

District Board treasurer Allen Jones On Tuesday, it was IRMC transaction at-
agreed. He also called the $250 million capi- torney Lou Glaser who outlined many of the
tal outlay “huge,” even though it technically details of the Cleveland-IRMC agreement,
shows up in the IRMC plus column, not the including how the governing board of the
District’s. He noted that the outlay covers hospital will change under Cleveland Clinic
maintenance while adding value to a Dis- Florida.
trict-owned property.
While the board will still have 17 mem-
Furthermore, the generosity of Cleveland bers, only three will be members of the ex-
Clinic’s financial assistance for low- and isting IRMC board. The current chair of the
moderate-income patients would offer free IRMC Foundation board as well as the chair
care to at least another 10,000 residents, of the Hospital District board will become
Jones estimated, along with some degree of ex-officio members – non-voting members
help for many thousands more. who serve because of their posts. A commu-
nity representative will be chosen by Cleve-
“I think it’s important the public has
some grasp of what’s happening here be-
cause a lot of it is getting lost,” Jones said.

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land Clinic from a slate of residents provid- collaborative initiative to provide pre-natal, attorneys told the Hospital District board ham. She, along with Wayne Hockmeyer,
ed by the Hospital District Board, and there obstetric and post-partum care to mothers Thursday that those centers will retain their IRMC chairman of the board, were the two
will be two representatives of the hospital’s who can’t afford it. At a current price tag of names. boards’ designated negotiators in the deal.
medical staff. The nine remaining members $1.7 million a year, it dates to the 1990s and
of the board will be chosen by Cleveland is aimed at reducing the high infant mortal- Employees of the hospital can expect to Assuming the boards voted in favor of the
Clinic. ity rate in the county. keep their jobs at the same rate of pay and takeover, the deal must now be approved by
benefits, though IRMC employee policies state and federal agencies, a process that
Cleveland Clinic will also be choosing a With IRMC providing the only materni- may shift to better align with those of Cleve- could take three to four months, bringing
new CEO, Boyles said. It will likely a physi- ty care in the county, OB/Gyn is one ser- land Clinic. the deal to a close in January or February
cian, in keeping with the physician-run tra- vice line that few want to see disappear. 2019.
dition of Cleveland Clinic. The Cleveland Clinic agreement specifies As for public reporting, Cleveland Clinic
that maternity care, gynecology and in-pa- will not operate under Florida’s Govern- Glaser, a 30-year veteran of health system
If at the end of the lease term or its re- tient well-baby care are “required services” ment in the Sunshine laws, as the Hospital transaction law, remarked on the packed
newal periods, the Hospital District wants during the 10-year “commitment” period. District must. In the amended lease, the room at Indian River State College’s Rich-
to sell the properties, Cleveland Clinic has The same is true for cardiac, cancer, gastro- few requirements for public reporting and ardson Center last week, an audience that
a right of first refusal. A sale would require a enterological and mental health care. meetings imposed on IRMC are gone. included not only older, affluent residents
county-wide referendum. tied to the medical community but about a
But there is an out: Any of those service But in an effort to build a positive rela- dozen young men and women in dark green
The agreements spell out the terms of lines can be discontinued if “compara- tionship with its landlord, the Hospital Dis- scrubs, healthcare workers and students.
a member substitution, the typical “road ble” care becomes available from another trict, Cleveland has agreed to report twice a
map,” as Glaser put it, for one nonprofit to healthcare system “at a healthcare facility year to the District trustees – once in writ- “In this day and age, you can do a trans-
assume control over another, in this case, or hospital” within “the greater of” Indian ing, once verbally – on the health services action without ever seeing a client,” Gla-
Cleveland Clinic Florida over IRMC. Along River County or a 25-mile radius of IRMC. it offers or is considering offering; capi- ser told the group. “When you come into a
with the hospital, Cleveland Clinic Florida tal spending; annual goals; benchmarks room like this you’re reminded that what
will assume control of IRMC’s subsidiaries, Cleveland Clinic must first meet with the and achievement rates for quality; and the you’re really doing is about communities,
including the IRMC Foundation and the Hospital District and if Cleveland decides to amount of indigent care it has provided. It patients and people. This is a great remind-
entities that own Vero Radiology and the go ahead with shutting down a line of ser- will also share a copy of the annual report it er to all of us that it’s a privilege to be part of
Health and Wellness Center. vice, it must give 90 days’ notice to the pub- must file with the state’s Agency for Health this process.”
lic, the Hospital District and a four-person Care Administration, or AHCA.
At the end of the lease term, those prop- group established in the agreement as the “This is phenomenal to hear all these
erties will remain with Cleveland Clinic Commitment Integrity Committee. This week’s final votes on Wednesday – things and have people throw out these
Florida/IRMC. They will not revert to the taken after this issue of 32963 had gone to challenges,” said Wael Barsoum, MD, pres-
District, Boyles said. “And they never would During that same 10-year commitment press – involved two Vero-based boards: the ident of Cleveland Clinic Florida, at the end
have,” he added, dispelling a broadly held period, Cleveland can’t “cause a change of IRMC board of directors and the trustees of of the sessions’ public comment period. “I
notion that properties acquired by IRMC control” of the hospital. It also can’t change the Hospital District, which owns the hos- give you my word that we will do everything
would one day be owned by taxpayers like the mission of the IRMC Foundation: to pital properties on behalf of the taxpayers. we can to make sure you get the care that
the rest of the District’s real estate. raise money in support of the hospital, pri- The boards were to vote separately and both you all deserve.”
marily for capital improvements. had to approve the deal.
The Hospital District, meanwhile, is ex- “I’m excited to see that Cleveland Clinic
pected to continue its financial support for Asked about naming rights on centers “It would be nice if it was unanimous,” is excited,” said District Trustee Tracey Zu-
the Partners in Women’s Health program, a of excellence built through philanthropy, said District Board chairwoman Cunning- dans. 

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Venous insufficiency: Straight talk about ‘silent disease’

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer to your heart. Normally, the valves in your
[email protected] veins make sure that blood flows toward
your heart. But when these valves don’t work
Venous insufficiency, says vascular and well, blood can also flow backwards. This
endovascular surgeon Dr. Hadi Shalhoub, is can cause blood to collect (pool) in your legs.
“the silent disease.” If this condition is not treated, you may have
pain, swelling, cramps, skin changes, vari-
That is probably one reason he is so vocal cose veins and leg ulcers.”
about it. Another is that, by his count, “70 to
80 percent of patients who come into [Sebas- Or worse.
tian’s] Wound Care Center with a chronic It’s all about those tiny valves inside your
wound come in with a venous insufficiency.” veins, according to Shalhoub, a member of
the Steward Medical Group.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, If those valves fail, it can – and usually
“venous insufficiency occurs when your
leg veins don’t allow blood to flow back up

Dr. Hadi Shalhoub.

PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE

does – cause blood pressure to build up in blocked by one of those faulty valves, may
the legs. That increase in pressure prevents thicken into a mass that becomes solid,
nutrients and oxygen from getting to tissues, forming a clot that potentially can travel to
causing cells to die and wounds to form. one of your lungs and make breathing diffi-
cult or even cause death.
In a worst-case scenario, your blood,

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The National Institutes of Health points considered to be hereditary. You may have sphygmomanometer If they are, don’t look for Shalhoub to
out that fully 10 percent of the U.S. popula- been born with a predisposition for devel- (blood pressure cuff) break out his prescription pad. There are, he
tion has some type of vascular problem and oping it. available to self-diagnose states, “very few medications” that can suc-
ones like venous insufficiency are generally venous insufficiency. To cessfully treat this particular problem.
Unfortunately, there’s no take-home spot the signs of a po-
tential problem, people Instead, it’s more likely Shalhoub will
should look for signs such close-off the malfunctioning vein and valve
as small spider veins or “a and allow other nearby veins to take over.
very visible blood vessel
that dilates and shows on “Once the [damaged] vein is closed, less
somebody’s leg.” blood pools in the leg, and overall blood
flow is improved,” according to University of
Asked how venous in- Rochester Medical Center
sufficiency is confirmed
and treated, Shalhoub “We figured out if we close [the veins
says “every patient usual- with malfunctioning valves], they do ac-
ly has a full clinical eval- tually improve the symptoms in the legs,”
uation and we find out Shalhoub says.
whether there are other
abnormalities to their “The nice thing about this procedure is
vein structure. Some- that it’s an office-based procedure where
times the heart has to be an ultrasound technician comes and scans
evaluated also, because if the veins and we enter the vein percuta-
the pump is not working neously with the needle stick, without any
and it causes backup pres- sight of blood. I mean it’s like starting an
sure onto the lower veins, IV. And a catheter is placed inside the vein
that can cause swelling in and monitored under ultrasound for its po-
the legs too, and that has sitioning.
to be understood.”
“The catheter,” Shalhoub continues, “is
A key part of this eval- used with radio frequency that generates an
uation is a highly special- amount of heat that brings this vein to a close.”
ized form of ultra-sound
called a “VNUS Grade Doppler” which, Shal- Pausing, he firmly states, “radio frequen-
houb explains, “is designed to visualize all cy ablation is the superior method of taking
of these valves and grade them to see if they care of this problem.”
are incompetent.”
Dr. Hadi Shalhoub is with Advanced Sur-
gical Associates and the Steward Medical
Group. His office is at 13100 U.S. 1 in Sebas-
tian. The phone number is 772-581-8900. 

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Too much wine or caffeine among possible causes of AFib

By Fred Cicetti | Columnist is the most common form of irregular heart- stroke than the general pop-
beat. It is an abnormal heart rhythm origi- ulation.
Q. Whenever I drink a little too much wine, nating in the atria, the upper chambers of the
I find that I wake up at night and my heart heart. The rate of impulses through the atria Infrequent and brief ep-
seems to race for a while. Can wine do that? can range from 300 to 600 beats per minute. isodes of atrial fibrillation
can be triggered by overin-
The short answer is yes. But, first, it sounds Because the atria are beating rapidly and dulgence in alcohol, caffeine
like you haven’t told a doctor about this. And irregularly, blood does not flow through and food. Doctors sometimes
you should –immediately. What you’re de- them as quickly. This makes the blood call AF “holiday heart.”
scribing could be atrial fibrillation. The risk more likely to clot. If a clot is pumped out
of atrial fibrillation increases with age, par- of the heart, it can travel to the brain, caus- However, some of the most
ticularly after age 60. ing a stroke. People with atrial fibrillation common causes of AF are high
are five to seven times more likely to have a blood pressure; a variety of
Atrial fibrillation – also called AF or AFib – heart problems such as coro-
nary artery disease; chronic
lung disease; and pulmonary atrial fibrillation. There are also medica-
embolism, which is a condition tions to prevent blood clots. In addition
that occurs when an artery in to taking medications, there are lifestyle
your lung becomes blocked. changes you can make. These include: quit-
ting smoking, limiting alcohol and caffeine,
In at least 10 percent of AF and avoiding activities that seem related to
cases, no underlying heart dis- your irregular heart rhythm.
ease is found. In these cases,
AF may be related to alcohol or When initial remedies don’t correct or
excessive caffeine use, stress, control AF, a procedure such as electrical
certain drugs, electrolyte or cardioversion may be necessary. In this
metabolic imbalances, or se- procedure, an electrical shock is deliv-
vere infections. In some cases, ered to your chest wall to restore a normal
no cause can be found. rhythm.

Among the tools commonly used to di- Then there are devices such as an im-
agnose atrial fibrillation are the electrocar- plantable atrial defibrillator that delivers
diogram (ECG); a Holter monitor, which is a low-dose therapy to convert AF to a normal
small external recorder usually worn for one heart rhythm.
to three days; and a portable event monitor
that enables a patient to record an AF. Patients with chronic AF not relieved by
medication or procedures are candidates
Many people live for years problem-free for surgical treatment. Many of these ap-
with atrial fibrillation. However, chron- proaches can be performed with minimally
ic atrial fibrillation can cause problems. invasive (endoscopic or “keyhole”) surgical
Besides stroke, there is the danger of clots techniques. 
traveling to other parts of the body (kid-
neys, heart, intestines), causing damage.
AF can decrease the heart’s pumping abil-
ity by as much as 20 percent to 25 percent.
AF combined with a fast heart rate over a
long period of time can cause heart failure.

AF symptoms include a racing or flutter-
ing heart, fatigue, dizziness, feeling faint,
chest discomfort and shortness of breath.
However, you can have atrial fibrillation
without symptoms.

Initially, medications are used to treat



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FDA pushes for development of non-opioid pain meds

By Laurie McGinley Commissioner
The Washington Post Scott Gottlieb.

The Food and Drug Administration is
planning new steps to encourage the de-
velopment of nonaddictive alternatives to
opioid pain medications, Commissioner
Scott Gottlieb said in an interview.

As part of the effort, the agency plans
to withdraw its existing 2014 guidance to
the drug industry on pain medicines. That
document is overly broad, Gottlieb said,
and is sometimes a barrier to new products
and innovations. The current guidelines
call for a large number of studies to get FDA
approval for general use for chronic pain,
he added.

Over the next six to 12 months, the
agency plans to issue several documents
intended to spur development of medica-
tions for specific types of pain. The result
should lead to smaller clinical trials, faster
approvals and quicker launches of novel
therapies, Gottlieb said.

One of the advisories will provide drug
companies information on what the FDA is
looking for in non-opioid medications for
chronic pain, while another will detail how
manufacturers can show that their product
reduces patients’ exposure to opioids for
acute pain. Yet another will update drug-

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‘... FDA analyses gally market unapproved medications. It It’s marginally helpful if the FDA says we utive of Shatterproof, a nonprofit organi-
suggest that doctors directed the networks to immediately stop will give you a faster review. But your main zation working to combat addiction, ap-
selling the products. concern is that if doctors see pain, they say, plauded Gottlieb’s announcement and said
are providing too that means Vicodin.” it will raise the bar for FDA approval of opi-
many pills for many Other FDA officials say they hope that oids as well as promote the development of
common pain issues.’ new road maps for bringing non-opioid Gary Mendell, founder and chief exec- non-addictive alternatives.
pain medications to market will encourage
– Commissioner drug companies to focus more intently on As more non-opioid pain medicines en-
Scott Gottlieb the field. And overall, they say, the drug ter the market, he added, pressures will
industry is moving toward more-targeted mount for more doctors to prescribe them
makers on how they should assess the risks therapies and away from the broad use of and more insurers to pay for them.
of illicit use of their drugs, a factor in FDA medications.
reviews of drugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Pre-
Keith Humphreys, a Stanford University vention has reported that prescriptions for
The move is the latest of varied FDA ef- psychiatrist, praised Gottlieb’s efforts on opioids have declined somewhat in recent
forts to combat the opioid epidemic, which the opioid epidemic overall but expressed years, but a recent Mayo Clinic study found
Gottlieb has repeatedly said is a top agen- skepticism that new guidance would make that opioid use over the past decade has not
cy priority. Last Tuesday, for example, the a big difference. He said that the biggest substantially decreased.
agency sent warning letters to four online problem is not a lack of non-opioid alterna-
networks operating 21 websites that ille- tives but that physicians are still prescrib- In any case, there is widespread agree-
ing opioids too often. ment that people in the United States still
rely too much on prescription opioids – the
“Doctors have been trained since the per capita usage rates are much higher
1990s that when they hear about pain, they than for other countries, Humphreys not-
pull out their pads and write prescriptions ed. “We are still way out of whack on that,”
for opioids,” he said. “If you are a pharma- he said.
ceutical company, that’s what worries you.
Last week, Gottlieb said the agency
plans to contract with the National Acad-
emies of Sciences, Engineering and Medi-
cine to develop evidence-based guidelines
for the prescribing of opioids for acute and
post-surgical pain. He said that FDA anal-
yses suggest that doctors are providing too
many pills for many common pain uses.
Excess pills get diverted to illicit markets
or used by families or friends, he said. In
other cases, the patients themselves may
become addicted. 

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Bonz gets kick out of ol’ Tattoo and tiny Tierra

FIND THEIR FOREVER I ackshully feel more like

Hi Dog Buddies! FAMLIES.” a Pug, hangin’ out with

This week I yapped with Tattoo an Tier- “I got this,” said Tattoo for so long.)
ra Kotkin. Tattoo’s an older pooch, a Pug,
mostly watches animal shows on TV an Tattoo before Tier- “We do like our leash
naps. And Tierra, well, Tierra is the abso-
lutely teeniest pooch I’ve ever seen in my ra could open her walks. We get two walks
entire life. Maybe 2 pounds. She’s a long-
haired Teacup Chihuahua, an she’s Queen mouth. “Our Momma a day, morning an
of the House.
usta have big dogs, noon.”
So, anyway, soon as we knocked,
there was a lotta barkin.’ Tattoo an Tier- Boxers, but one day “Walks? Walks, did
ra’s Momma, Jill, opened the door an
there was Tattoo: black squished nose, about 11 years ago, I you say?” Tattoo sat up.
flopped-over ears, an clicky toenails, and
a nice cream-colored coat. His tongue buh-leeve it was, she “Ah, yes. There’s this
was hangin’ out on one side, sorta jaunty,
I thought. He looked like a liddle loaf of was browsing through Pooch Perfect liddle gal
bread. All the barkin’ was comin’ from a
dainty redhead, yappity-yappin’ like crazy, the Pooch Depart- I run into on our walks
standin’ tall (all 10 inches) an channeling
a German Shepherd. She was ferocious an ment at the Vero Beach – Bella. She’s a Jack
hilarious.
Humane Society. As PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE Tattoo and Tierra Russell.” He sighed.
I mustered the most non-threatening, usual, there was a LOT- “Whatta pooch.” He
non-growly voice I could. “A gracious good TA barkin.’ Everybody nodded off again.
afternoon. I’m Bonzo the Columnist an
this is my Assistant. Thank you for agree- was showin’ off. Well, “The funnest thing
ing to an innerview.” I pointed to my note-
book. The yappin’ ceased. except for me. Hadn’t line, with a pickshure. I belonged to a lady we both like is Campin!” Tierra continued.

“Oh, right! Sorry, I didn’t ree-lize it was been there too long. My memry isn’t what in St. Cloud who hadda mobile dog groom- “We go to Long Point: us an Momma’s fren
you at first. You’re wearin’ a hat in your
picksure. I’m Tierra!” it used to be, but I recall running through ing service. Of course, Momma couldn’t re- an two other pooches, Lulu, she’s a French

After the Wag-an-Sniffs, she made the the streets, no idea where I was, when I got sist me. I mean, who could, right?” Bulldog, an Darby, a Golden Retriever.
introductions an led us in. Tattoo plopped
down on a rug by the patio sliders. picked up by some humans, who took me She tossed her fluffy ears an smiled. She Momma sets up this sorta playpen so we

From her Momma’s lap, Tierra said, “I’m to the shelter. I didn’t have one of those was right – who could? won’t get lost.”
spokespooch. Tattoo doesn’t hear so good.
He’s, like, a hundred in human. We always chip things, and I didn’t remember much. “How was it when you an Tattoo first “Any favorite food?”
read your column.” She turned to Tattoo.
“THIS IS MR. BONZO FROM THE PAY-PER! They figured I was a Runaway, but nobody met?” “Mostly just regular dogfood. But we
I TOLD HIM I’M THE SPOKESPOOCH!”
came to claim me, so they got me all tidied “We got along great right away. We’re sometimes get to eat people food. If it
Tattoo smiled. “Welcome, Young Fella. I
like your column. Didn’t recognize you at up and ready to find a new home. BFF’s. He’s like a wise ol’ uncle, an I help hits the ground, it’s called Fair Game. Like
first without your hat.”
“They were awful nice, but I was con- him with stuff cuzza him being old an meat, tomatoes, carrots, green beans. But
Ismiledback.“ANHONORTOMETYOUSIR.
I’M ALWAYS INTRESTED IN HOW POOCHES cerned and a little bit scared, wonderin’ mostly deaf.” not BROCCOLI! Tattoo has this special

what would happen to me. When Momma “Whaddya do for fun?” food dish called a Maze Bowl cuz he’s a

came to browse, the other pooches were “Well, Momma usta get toys, but we’re Gobbler. It has a buncha narrow passage-

bouncin’ around lookin’ all perky, an there not into toys that much. An we’re mostly ways in circles, so you can only nose out a

I was, lying in a heap like a bowl of soggy indoor pooches. Tattoo usually just hangs coupla kibbles atta time. It makes you slow

kibbles. I’d just had the No Puppies Proce- out an watches animal TV. An naps. Some- down, whether you want to or not. With a

dure an I can tell you, Young Fella, THAT times he goes outside. He has this Doggie regular bowl, Tattoo would totally inhale

was no Walk in the Park. I was a liddle woo- Door to the patio. He lies on the grass in his food, an get Tummy Troubles.

zy, just tryin’ to think Positive Thoughts the sun, an thinks about stuff. Very Zen. I “At night, we watch TV with Momma,

and not toss my kibbles. But the reality NEVER go out cuzza hawks. I’m the per- then go to sleep in our comfy beds.”

was, I was an Older Dog, not a cute pup- fect Snack Size. (To tell you the truth, Mr. Heading home, I was thinking about the

py, anymore. Then, low an behold, there Bonzo, sometimes I forget how liddle I am. many different combinations of humans

was Momma, lookin’ right at me. I couldn’t an animals that make up happy Forever

buh-lieve it!” DON’T BE SHY Families. An wondrin’ if I should dig out
Tierra interrupted. “Momma knew they that hat. Or update my headshot.

were MFEO! Isn’t that so Cool Dog Biscuits, We are always looking for pets Till next time,
Mr. Bonzo?” with interesting stories.
The Bonz
“Totally! Um ... what’s MFEO?” To set up an interview, email
“Meant For Each Other,” Tierra ex- [email protected]
plained. “So, 5 years ago, Momma decided

to get Tattoo a pooch pal. She found Me on

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s tapped
to sell new Grand Harbor homes

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Grand Harbor taps Treasure Coast Sotheby’s to sell new homes

By Steven M. Thomas | Staff Writer Grand Harbor’s main clubhouse, with the The Falls, which is laid out between
[email protected] Indian River Lagoon in the background Indian River Boulevard and U.S. 1, will
have 64 homes at buildout and is about
Grand Harbor developer GH Vero Laguna Village: Renderings of a finished home and interior. two-thirds complete. The houses, which
Beach Development LLC is launching have a bright Florida Cottage look, come
a new effort to “increase awareness of ditioned space with 3,775 under roof, to rently listed on the MLS at prices from with courtyards and small pools and
Grand Harbor near and far.” To that end, 3,560 under air with 5,250 under roof. $924,547 to $1,079,000. Fifty-nine homes have 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. A
the company is ramping up its building are planned in the first phase of The Re- number of houses are under construction
program in three neighborhoods within Base prices for these golf-course serve, which is bordered to the north by in the neighborhood and builder inven-
the sprawling country club community homes range from $825,000 to $919,000. hundreds of additional buildable acres tory homes are offered from $426,500 to
on Indian River Boulevard, and has hired Four builder inventory homes with op- that belong to the developer. $615,000.
island real estate brokerage Treasure tions such as swimming pools are cur-
Coast Sotheby’s to market and sell the Sotheby’s new sales office is in The Falls.
new homes. Joe Colasuonno, president of GH Vero
Beach Development LLC, says his compa-
“The developer told us that when we ny chose Sotheby’s to broker its new homes
sell one, they will start two,” says Sothe- because “we wanted a fresh approach that
by’s co-owner and broker Michael Thor- matches our plan to increase awareness of
pe. “There are about a dozen new homes Grand Harbor near and far. The Sotheby’s
under construction and they just pulled brand and resources as the World’s Luxu-
10 new building permits.” ry Real Estate company made our decision
easier. We are investing and building in
New homes in three distinct architec- anticipation of a record result for the 2018-
tural styles priced from about $450,000 to 19 season!”
$2.5 million are going up in The Falls, The The Thorpes say their approach will
Reserve and Laguna Village. center on selling Grand Harbor’s country
club lifestyle, as opposed to simply mar-
The Laguna village offerings are the keting the houses based on their features
most dramatic – big modernist homes be- and value.
tween 4,000 and 5,000 square feet, most “Grand Harbor offers so much – two
with direct river frontage. There will be golf courses, 10 tennis courts, two beau-
23 homes in the community, with 3, 4 or 5 tiful clubhouses with restaurants, includ-
bedrooms and between 3 ½ and 5 ½ bath- ing a beach club, a deep-water harbor on
rooms. With glass rear walls overlooking the river and a full slate of social events,”
the Indian River and a full suite of luxury says Michael Thorpe. “Those amenities
features and finishes, the homes fill a gap are our superpower when it comes to sell-
in the riverfront luxury market. ing homes here.”
“We are coordinating closely with the
“There are no new, direct riverfront
communities on the island,” says Sothe- A model home in The Reserve.
by’s co-owner Kim Thorpe. “If you want
to build a new riverfront home on the is-
land, you have to tear something down.”

The developer’s website shows list prices
for three Laguna Village models that range
from $1.78 million to $2.49 million, though
Thorpe says those prices may be adjusted.

In The Reserve, located at the end In-
dian River Boulevard, where it makes a
90-degree bend and becomes 53rd Street,
the developer is offering beautifully de-
signed and finished “transitional” homes,
with many modernist features, that range
in size from 2,690 square feet of air-con-

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club to market the community,” says corporate Sotheby’s will be kicking in End of Add beauty and
Kim Thorpe. “When one of our agents with additional advertising,” says Mike Summer
is working with a prospective buyer Thorpe. Clearance! natural light to your
interested in the Grand Harbor life- EXISTING entryway
style, the club will offer a round of golf, “They are very excited that we have
a tennis match, lunch or dinner at the been chosen to represent Grand Harbor,”
main Clubhouse or Beach Club, and, of says Kim Thorpe.
course, tours of their beautiful recently
redecorated facilities. We are discussing Grand Harbor was founded in 1988,
according to its website. It includes hun-
dreds of single-family homes, townho-

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in one of the models [for prospective more than two dozen named neighbor-
buyers].” hoods. Besides its wide range of sporting
and social amenities, the community is
The Thorpes say Sotheby’s worldwide known for its lush landscaping and abun-
network of brokerages and auction hous- dant wildlife. Much of the adjacent acre-
es will serve as feeder network to bring in age to the north and south along the Indi-
buyers from the Northeast, South Florida an River Lagoon is conservation land that
and other regions. has been preserved by the Indian River
Land Trust and will never be developed. 
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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: SEPT. 24 THROUGH SEPT. 28

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A very strong week in the mainland real estate market saw 37 single-family residences and lots sold from
Sept. 24-28 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was in Vero Beach, where the residence at 2142 Falls Circle – originally on the
market in January for $625,000 – sold for $663,745 on Sept. 28.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Stacey Lynn Morabito of Dale Sorensen Real Estate
Inc. Representing the buyer was agent Maria Caldarone of Berkshire Hathaway Florida.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS

ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$663,745
VERO BEACH 2142 FALLS CIRCLE 1/18/2018 $625,000 9/28/2018 $580,000
VERO BEACH 5360 HARBOR VILLAGE DRIVE #102 7/3/2018 $619,000 9/27/2018 $520,296
VERO BEACH 4736 FOUR LAKES CIRCLE SW 8/29/2017 $460,000 9/25/2018 $370,000
VERO BEACH 1120 ANSLEY AVENUE SW 8/6/2018 $385,000 9/24/2018 $365,100
VERO BEACH 2425 3RD PLACE SW 8/8/2018 $365,000 9/28/2018 $359,900
VERO BEACH 6145 SPICEWOOD LANE 7/25/2018 $379,900 9/28/2018 $310,000
VERO BEACH 5568 55TH TERRACE 8/2/2018 $315,000 9/27/2018 $289,000
VERO BEACH 4090 12TH PLACE SW 8/24/2018 $289,000 9/28/2018 $275,000
VERO BEACH 1260 43RD COURT SW 8/17/2018 $279,000 9/27/2018 $271,500
VERO BEACH 651 HONEYBELL COURT SW 7/30/2018 $274,500 9/24/2018 $270,000
VERO BEACH 728 HONEYBELL COURT SW 7/23/2018 $274,900 9/24/2018 $260,000
VERO BEACH 5998 RIDGE LAKE CIRCLE 5/22/2018 $277,990 9/25/2018 $259,900
VERO BEACH 1370 BUNKER COURT 6/1/2018 $269,900 9/28/2018 $255,000
VERO BEACH 1106 21ST COURT 8/7/2018 $259,900 9/25/2018

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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REAL ESTATE SALES.

5360 Harbor Village Drive Unit #102, Vero Beach 4736 Four Lakes Circle SW, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 7/3/2018 Listing Date: 8/29/2017
Original Price: $619,000 Original Price: $460,000
Sold: 9/27/2018 Sold: 9/25/2018
Selling Price: $580,000 Selling Price: $520,296
Listing Agent: Diane De Francisci Listing Agent: Megan Raasveldt

Selling Agent: Alex MacWilliam, Inc. Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

Karen Smith Megan Raasveldt

Alex MacWilliam, Inc. Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

1120 Ansley Avenue SW, Vero Beach 2425 3rd Place SW, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 8/6/2018 Listing Date: 8/8/2018
Original Price: $385,000 Original Price: $365,000
Sold: 9/24/2018 Sold: 9/28/2018
Selling Price: $370,000 Selling Price: $365,100
Listing Agent: Melinda Pampallona Listing Agent: Jane Pires

Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty

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Sea Turtle Real Estate LLC NOT PROVIDED



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A ‘SILENT DISEASE’ SUPPORT FOR LAGOON POMODORO GRILL

Coming Up! ‘Access’ the wonders of Adam Schnell.
Riverside like never before PAGE B2
BEHOLD OODLES PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
OF ART AT ANNUAL
‘AUTUMN IN PARK’

By Samantha Baita | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 Always a pleasant and pop-
ular early fall event: It’s the
Treasure Coast Pilot Club’s “Au-
tumn in the Park” juried arts and
crafts show, and it’ll be all set up
along the winding paths, and be-
neath the beloved oaks of Riverside
Park this Saturday and Sunday, Oct.
6-7. This will be the show’s 31st year
(!) and the Pilot Club organizers
have it down to a science: Antici-
pating 4,000 or so visitors over two
days doesn’t fluster them at all. It’s
good to know that, unlike lots of
arts and crafts shows, the items so
appealingly displayed within those
dozens of tents – all the jewelry,
plants, crafts, pottery and fine art
– have been made by the 140 exhib-
itors themselves. “There is no com-
mercial resale,” the Pilots promise.
Good to know. In addition to all
those tempting art and craft items,
you’ll also be tempted by a whole
herd of food and bev vendors. There
will also be roaming performers,
live music and children’s activities,

CONTINUED ON PAGE B4

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‘Access’ the wonders of Riverside like never before

By Pam Harbaugh | Correspondent Lois Appleby, M.J. Grant, Charles and Pat Harvin “Mame” was being held, music director Ken
[email protected] with Kevin Quillinan. Clifton spoke for an hour.

From Broadway-quality productions to bet- PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE “We have such a resource here,” she says.
ter-than-Broadway comfort, Riverside Theatre Backstage Access began three years ago and
has long set its sights on growing its audience. show’s history and famous names asso- ‘Wait a minute. We’re going to change that.’ continues to grow in popularity. Students are
ciated with it. Then, classes move into River- That was fascinating.” so enthusiastic some are even expanding their
With its electrifying 45th season of block- side’s own production of the musical or play. own theatrical horizons into the children’s the-
buster shows, including “Evita,” “My Fair The final class is held after the students have ater productions, Quillinan says.
Lady” and“Next to Normal,” Riverside is about Occasionally, students venture into the seen the show so they can share their unex- Students usually number between 15 and
to pull even more people into its ranks of ador- main Stark Stage venue or the smaller Waxlax pected insights into the production. 25, but for the more “splashier” shows, that
ing patrons. Stage to watch a rehearsal. number can get as high as 30, he says.
Quillinan also makes sure to always leave This is all about staying true to Riverside’s
Add to the mix Riverside’s innovative “Back- “You get to go onstage and see the sets time for actors, dancers or singers to visit overall mission to broaden the cultural hori-
stage Access” series of adult theater classes as they are being completed and find out the class. zons of the general community, Quillinan says.
designed to educate and motivate, and resis- how they’re moving the stairway in, or how For “Evita,” Backstage Access will focus on
tance to Riverside’s allure is, well, futile. they change the furniture around between “That’s a favorite part for the students,” the life and times of Eva Peron and the chal-
scenes,” Harvin says. he says. lenges of adapting her story to the stage for
Just ask Patricia Harvin, who says that when this wildly popular Andrew Lloyd Webber and
she and husband Charles moved toVero Beach “One time, during dress rehearsal, the di- Grant agrees. She says at the “Gypsy” and Tim Rice musical. It will also examine River-
from New York City, she felt lost. rector started walking through and he’d say, “Private Lives” classes, popular director James
Brennan spoke. Then, when the class for side’s artistic choices in its production and
“There was a gasp: ‘What am I going to do costumes, ranging from the working class and
now?’” she recalls. “I discovered Riverside and revolutionary to the political elite and power-
just ate it up.” ful, will be studied.

The shows drew them in, but they’re now With “Next to Normal,” students will look
also hooked on Riverside’s Backstage Access at new works of the theater, such as this Pulit-
classes. The couple is already excited about zer Prize-winning musical drama, the newest,
the kickoff to the series. The first class begins most contemporary and most serious selec-
Oct. 18 and will explore Riverside’s production tion of the season. This 2009 award-winner
of “Smokey Joe’s Café,” which opens Oct. 23. borders on rock opera style in both compo-
sition and lyrics. The class will examine how
Led by Kevin Quillinan, Riverside’s director style and substance might merge. The score’s
of education, that class will focus on the popu- driving nature emphasizes the libretto’s
lar music and writing team of Jerry Leiber and
Mike Stoller, as well as Riverside’s artistic goals
for the production.

More than an intellectual pursuit, the
Backstage Access also literally takes stu-
dents backstage to see scenery being built
or painted, lights being hung, or the sound
being tested. Sometimes they get to watch a
rehearsal and speak with the actors, dancers,
directors or designers. And then, apart from
the syllabus, there are the impromptu lunches
with all those creative forces, which make the
class experience even more fun.

“It’s so diverse and it’s never the same,” says
Mary Jane Grant, one of Riverside’s patron pro-
ducers and an avid class member.

The classes run from 10 a.m. to noon and
are held once a week for three weeks begin-
ning in the Richardson Room of the Agnes
Wahlstrom Youth Playhouse. Each three-week
class explores one production, including the

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subject matter: a family striving to be as “nor- how producers insert song and dance into an electrifying score of music, from created a more sympathetic, albeit witty, story.
mal” as possible in the face of crushing issues their Broadway shows and how choreography her penniless origins to the pinnacle “Ghost Writer” runs March 26-April 14 on
caused by the mother’s bipolar disorder. moves a show. of power as the first lady of Argentina
and her early death. the Waxlax Stage. There is no Backstage Access
The classes exploring “My Fair Lady” will The 2018-19 Season Lineup and Backstage class scheduled for this production. Written
explore the history of this iconic 1956 Lerner Access schedule (classes all run 10 a.m. to “Next to Normal” runs Jan. 22- by the award-winning playwright Michael
and Loewe musical plus its source material, noon) is below: Feb. 10 on the Waxlax Stage; the Hollinger, the play concerns Myra, a secretary
George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.” Sets and Backstage Access classes run Jan. 7, to a writer who dies mid-sentence. Myra forg-
costumes are always a highlight of this elegant, “Smokey Joe’s Café” runs Oct. 23 to Nov. Jan. 14 and Jan. 28. This 2009 rock es his work, leaving people wondering if she is
fun show and will demand a lot of the class’ 11; Backstage Access are Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and opera musical has book and lyrics trying to steal his legacy or his love. Hollinger
attention, Quillinan says. Indeed, the 1965 Nov. 1. by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom has written multiple plays, all considered art-
movie adaptation won costume designer Cecil Kitt; it scored them a Tony Award for ful in their execution, including “Opus” and
Beaton an Oscar. Expect to look at costume de- The crowd-pleasing musical revue takes best original score. The startling sub- “An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf”
sign transitions from flower girl street urchin to audiences into the world of famed American ject matter revolves around a wife and which Riverside produced in early 2017.
high tea elegance. songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. mother of two as she tries to cope with
The pair created a mind-blowing list of stan- bipolar disorder. Although a musical, it “Legally Blonde” runs April 16-May 5; the
Finally, with “Legally Blonde,” Quinillan dards in the American rock ’n’ roll songbook, won a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Backstage Access classes run April 11, April 18
will take students into a subject matter that including “Hound Dog,” “Dance with Me,” “The Last Romance” runs Feb. 5-24. There and April 25. The Nell Benjamin and Laurence
has caused critics to shake their heads for “Poison Ivy” and “Stand By Me.” is no Backstage Access class scheduled for this O’Keefe musical, book by Heather Hach, is
decades – the Broadway trend of mount- production. Written by popular playwright based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon movie
ing musical productions of popular movies. “Evita” runs Jan. 8-27; the Backstage Access Joe DiPietro, the play concerns a love affair about a blonde pre-law student who solves a
Noteworthy adaptation strategies include classes run Jan. 3, Jan. 10 and Jan. 17. This win- between two seniors. DiPietro is known for crime while also giving advice in love and fun
ner of seven Tony Awards, including for Best his sentimental works, including the popular to her hairdresser. The popular, upbeat musi-
Musical, follows the life of Eva Peron through plays and musicals including “Over the River cal ran on Broadway for a year and a half and is
and Through the Woods,” “I Love You, You’re a favorite of regional and community theaters.
Perfect, Now Change” and “Memphis.” Riverside’s show is being co-produced with
“My Fair Lady”runs March 12-31; the Back- Philadelphia’s venerable Walnut Street The-
stage Access classes run March 7, March 14 and atre, America’s oldest theater.
March 21. This 1956 Lerner and Loewe musi-
cal is based on the 1913 play, “Pygmalion,” by Riverside Theatre is at 3250 Riverside Park
George Bernard Shaw. It concerns a London Drive, Vero Beach. Backstage Access tuition for
phonetics expert, Prof. Henry Higgins, who each three-week class is $70 with discounts for
takes on the mission to improve the speech of Riverside Theatre members; tuition is free to
flower girl Eliza Doolittle, thereby improving Patron Producers and Upper Level members.
her lot in life. However, unlike Shaw’s cynical Class sizes are limited. Single tickets to the pro-
attitude in “Pygmalion,” Lerner and Loewe ductions begin at $35. Call 772-231-6990 or vis-
it RiversideTheatre.com. 

Join us for the 58th
Season of the

A.E. Backus Museum
& Gallery

with The Best of the Best
Annual Juried Art Exhibition

October 14 - November 16, 2018
Members’ Opening Reception Free Admission Open House
Saturday, October 13 Sunday, October 14
5:00 - 8:00 pm 12 Noon - 4:00 pm

Exhibition
Sponsored by

500 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
772-465-0630 www.BackusMuseum.com

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as well. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Admission: free.

2 This Saturday, Oct. 6, marks the 1 “Autumn in the Park” this weekend at Riverside Park.
opening of the Vero Beach Museum
of Art’s powerful and compelling exhibi- 2 “Made in Germany: Art Since 1980” Saturday at VB Museum of Art. 4 Another excellent exhibition
tion “Made in Germany: Art Since 1980.” opened Thursday, Oct. 4, at First
The exhibition of 60 works was selected The presentation promo promises “ani- Lighthouses of the Sunshine State” will Presbyterian Church in Vero. It’s the Fall
from more than 500 objects of contempo- mated stories, stunning photographs, and kick off the Emerson Center’s 12th annu- 2018 Art Rotation of the “Galleries at First
rary German art by pioneering artists from historical anecdotes describing our many al Florida Humanities Series. Time: 7 p.m. Pres,” and features artists Anne Whitney,
the late 20th and 21st centuries, part of the efforts to illuminate Florida’s coast.” “The Admission: free. 772-778-5249. Henrimae Bell and Peter Coe. The show
Don and Mera Rubell family collection, promo says Whitney has been intrigued
says the museum. This exhibition features with faces all her life, as you will discover,
“cutting-edge painting, sculpture and pho- and she believes artists should have the
tography from some of the most important freedom to go where their creativity leads
practitioners of contemporary art,” includ- them. Bell’s art is illustrative of the visu-
ing Anselm Kiefer, Andreas Gursky, Thom- al and cultural aspects of her extensive
as Schutte and Candida Hofer. The Rubells global travels; Coe’s paintings clearly re-
have established one of the first private flect his love of coastal environments, and
museums of contemporary art, says the he’s lived in several: the diverse coasts of
Museum, and it “has become an interna- California, New York and Florida. The art-
tional model.” “Made in Germany” will be ists’ works will remain on display through
exhibited in the Holmes and Titelman Gal- the end of the year. A formal reception is
leries. Times: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to set for Oct. 21, when you’ll be able to meet
4:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ad- and chat with the artists. If you’ve not yet
mission: Adults, $10; Seniors (65 and up), visited the “Galleries at First Pres,” you
$9; Students with ID, $5. 231-0707. must. They’re stylishly and creatively set
up throughout the church campus, the
3 Lighthouses are among the most fas- art well presented. Gallery hours: 12 noon
cinating reminders of a bygone era to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 772-
in our maritime history, when their lights 562-9088. 
shone through the darkest nights and
fiercest storms to guide seafarers to safe
harbors. If you are intrigued by these silent
sentinels, you’ll want to be at the Emerson
Center this coming Thursday, Oct. 11, for
“The Lighthouses of the Sunshine State,” a
presentation by maritime archeology Bren-
dan Burke, associate director of archeolo-
gy with the St. Augustine Lighthouse and
Maritime Museum. Burke, according to
the Emerson, will guide his audience on a
“tour” of the 50 or so lighthouses that have
served along Florida’s 1,300 miles of coast-
line, “from St. Augustine’s 16th century sig-
nal tower to the inland lighthouse at Lake
George” and discuss how these sturdy tow-
ers have managed to endure shifting sand-
bars, reef-strewn shallows, hurricanes,
earthquakes, and even military attacks.”

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Lines in the Lagoon: Angling to make a difference

Liz, Bill and Ben George. Owen Collins and Edie Collins. Rylie, Anne and Logan Patrick.

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer The Indian River Lagoon is consid- ments raised roughly $170,000 to help grade, fished from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. last Sat-
[email protected] ered an estuary (where the river meets fund programs at the Ocean Research & urday and pulled up 199 fish.
the sea) of national significance, but its Conservation Association and the Coast-
Young anglers reeled in an abundance well-being, along with that of the marine al Conservation Association of Florida. Participants were told they had to
of support for the Indian River Lagoon life it supports, continues to decline. By hook, catch and land their fish without
last Saturday during the fifth annual raising awareness, these fishing enthusi- Typically, when someone starts a assistance and could do so in the lagoon
Lines in the Lagoon Tri-County Junior asts hope to ultimately reverse the dam- narrative with ‘Back in my day ...’ or ‘I from kayak, motorized vessel or along the
Fishing Tournament. Its founders hope age that has already been done. remember when …,’ the storyteller has shoreline.
to inspire an equal passion in others of more than a few birthdays under their
their generation to protect and improve In addition to attracting like-minded belt. The sad truth is that the high school Since all fishermen are renowned for
the health of our waterways. preservationists, the first four tourna- students who founded the tournament their tall ‘fishtails,’ digital photos were
were only in their early teens when they sent in as proof that their accounts about
recalled better days and decided to em- the ‘reel’ big fish they landed were true.
bark on a mission to raise awareness and Participants snapped photos of each haul
funds toward lagoon research and repair. and posted the relevant data on the iAn-
gler Tournament app.
“When I was little the lagoon was
clean. It’s dirty now and getting worse. After a long day of casting, participants
We need to start helping the environ- gathered at Capt. Hiram’s Sandbar for an
ment,” explained high school student awards ceremony and celebration, where
Rylie Patrick, the only female committee a raffle offered up coolers, sunglasses,
member. tackle and fishing rods and reels, along
with the featured Dragonfly Boatworks
As stewards of this fragile and unique paddleboard.
ecosystem, members of the LITL crew
want to get junior anglers out on the wa- Will Russell hooked the title of Grand
ter. By educating their peers at an early Champion, landing seven snook that mea-
age, they hope to impress upon them the sured a total of 156 inches. Awards were
importance of the lagoon not only as a also given for largest snook, redfish and
place to fish and frolic, but to nurture sea trout, the biggest non-premium fish,
and preserve for future generations. ugliest fish, youngest angler and mystery
fish.
Edie Collins, LITL parent organizer,
was born and raised in Vero Beach and Spanning 156 miles along Florida’s
recalls fishing with her dad as a child. East Coast, the lagoon is one of the most
“We would eat fish out of the river all biodiverse ecosystems in North Ameri-
the time. There were even shrimp in ca and serves as a spawning ground and
the river back then. Now a lot of the fish nursery for more than 700 oceanic, lagoon
have worms inside and growths on their and shellfish. Within this watery wonder-
heads. The fish aren’t as healthy as they land, 2,200 species of animals and 2,100
used to be.” species of plants have been documented.
It is home to one of the most diverse bird
She said that like their father, all three populations in America and approxi-
of their sons love fishing and have been mately one-third of the nation’s manatee
involved with the event since the begin- population lives in or migrates through
ning. “I feel like our kids need to give back the lagoon. In addition to its ecological
to the community. This was a way to give importance, the lagoon is of major eco-
back while doing something they love.” nomic significance, with an estimated
$3.7 billion price tag according to a 2015
The catch and release tournament is EPA report.
always open to youth in Brevard, Indi-
an River and St. Lucie counties. Hoping For more information, visit linesinthel-
to reel in the big one, about 70 anglers, agoon.com. 
ranging from kindergarten through 12th

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Andrea and Matt Beam. Hannah, Andrew, Dahlia and Kim Flores.

John Berryman, Cade Fallis and Cody Berni. Raffle winner Catherine Colton. Tanner Lenhardt with Lines in the Lagoon
Grand Champion Will Russell, and Chase Cornell.

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Pomodoro Grill: Delightful dishes have never been better

By TIna Rondeau | Columnist Mussels in White Wine
[email protected] and Garlic Broth.

For going on a quarter century, we have
been dining every couple of months at
Pomodoro, an unpretentious restaurant
tucked back in the corner of an office
building at the southern end of Cardinal
Drive.

We don’t just go there for reviews.
We dine there regularly for consistently
well-prepared seafood, veal, chicken and
pasta dishes at reasonable prices. I love
Chef Amedeo Amelio’s light, flavorful
sauces.

After a couple of visits in recent weeks,
I would have to say the dishes have never
been better.

An evening at Pomodoro starts with the
smell of garlic knots. You pick up the scent
of these hot baking rolls the minute you
come through the door of the attractively
decorated Tuscan trattoria.

As soon we placed our wine order last
Thursday night, a couple of these olive
oil-based beauties arrived on
the table. “Going to
need more of

Eggplant Parmigiana.

these,” my husband muttered. Fortunate- doro’s marina- tion to its colorful dining Linguine Vongole.
ly, our excellent server twice returned with ra, and baked room, Pomodoro has an
reinforcements. in their oven attractive outside garden Hours:
with a side of that when the weather cools is perfect for Monday to Saturday,
For appetizers, we started by sharing an rigatoni. This dining al fresco (or enjoying a cappuccino 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
order of cozze bianco and the pepperoni is one of the after dinner). Beverages: Beer & Wine
abbracciati all’ Italiana best eggplant parms I am frequently amazed when I encoun-
to be found anywhere. ter friends from mainland Vero who have Address:
The Prince Edward Island mussels, My husband’s linguini in a never visited this island favorite. For a 3055 Cardinal Drive
sautéed with garlic and white wine, were white clam sauce was also excellent. great selection of Italian dishes in a casual
plump and juicy. The fire roasted tri-color yet elegant trattoria setting, Pomodoro is a Phone:
bell peppers, marinated with extra virgin On an earlier visit, I opted for the Ocea- restaurant that is hard to beat. (772) 234-1123
olive oil, capers, calamata olives and fresh no – little neck and baby clams, jumbo I welcome your comments, and encour-
herbs, were delicious. shrimp and mussels over penne served age you to send feedback to me at [email protected]
with fra diavolo sauce – and my husband verobeach32963.com.
Following the appetizers, we moved to enjoyed the veal piccata, a scallopini sau- The reviewer dines anonymously at
the field greens-and-tomato salads that téed in a very tasty lemon butter caper restaurants at the expense of Vero Beach
are included with entrées – I had mine chardonnay sauce. Both were winners. 32963. 
with a tangy tomato basil vinaigrette,
while my husband opted for the creamy I would also be remiss if I didn’t men-
Vidalia onion dressing. tion Pomodoro’s excellent pizzas, which
typically come with a very thin crust, nei-
Then for entrées, I chose the eggplant ther limp nor cracker-like, but crisped to
parmigiana and my husband went for the perfection. One of the best around.
linguine vongole.
Dinner for two, accompanied by a
My entrée consisted of slices of breaded modest bottle of wine, generally comes to
eggplant layered with fresh basil, Romano about $100 before taxes and tip. In addi-
and mozzarella cheese, topped with Pomo-

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Climate change boosting quality of German wines

By Iain Rogers crazy year for us, but the quality is good. The same kind of wines as 40 or 50 years ago. Still, German winemakers are well aware
Bloomberg sugar content is excellent, the ripeness is very But in general, most of the effects of climate of the risks posed by global warming. Ex-
high and the aroma is great.” treme weather events have become more
The Braunewell family has been practic- change have been positive for the country’s common, and less predictable forecasting
ing the ancient art of viticulture in the pic- The favorable weather conditions also vintners, according to Stuart Pigott, a British is prompting vintners to hedge their bets by
turesque hills above the Rhine River since boost quantity, with Germany’s Federal Sta- wine expert based in Eppstein near Frankfurt planting different grapes in various parts of
the middle of the 17th century. This year’s tistics Office predicting a 30 percent jump in who has been writing about the industry in their vineyards, complicating the produc-
grape harvest, at the end of Germany’s sec- volume this year. Germany for 35 years. tion process.
ond-warmest summer on record, is their
earliest ever. Germany’s three biggest wine-growing re- “Reds is the field where the leap forward, “We’re experiencing climate change in a
gions – Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden – pro- thanks to climate change, has been the most very extreme way,” said Gehring. “You can see
Across Germany, the “Weinlese” is in full duce two-thirds of the nation’s grapes and had dramatic,” Pigott said. Two decades ago, a how nature is being influenced by industrial-
swing, and vintners are delighted with what their second-hottest summer on record while high-end Pinot Noir selling for at least 100 eu- ization and the depletion of the rain forests,
promises to be an excellent year in one of the not suffering to the same extent as the rest of ros a bottle could be made three or four times how the climate is changing. In the end, wine
unique upsides to global warming. For Stefan Germany from drought. a decade, whereas now they can be produced is a product of nature.” 
Braunewell – who runs his family’s vineyard in every year, he said.
Essenheim near Mainz with his grandfather, “So far, the producers are extremely pleased
parents and brother – that means gathering with the quality of the wines,” said Monika Re- A Modern Diner with fresh local ingredients
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As Braunewell and his peers can attest, stomachs,” Theo Gehring said in an interview
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for winemakers above and beyond the ear- the town of Nierstein in the Rheinhessen re-
ly harvest. Ample sunlight increases sugar gion. “We’re getting white wines this year more
content, while dry weather keeps fungi from like ones from the Mediterranean.”
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NORTH

HERE IS ANOTHER DEAL WITH LINES A AND B 10 8 7

By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 653

Lea Michele, an actress and singer, said, “I always knew that I wanted to work, and I knew J4
I wanted to be a singer and an actor. I knew that every choice I made would help me get
to that point. So the better the choices I made, the more of a chance I would have to get AK752
to where I wanted to be.”
WEST EAST
That has been our theme this week. In this last example, how should South play in seven —
spades after West leads the heart queen? What are his choices? Q J 10 9 8 652
K 10 6 3
In the auction, I strongly agree with North’s three-club response, which showed at least 10 8 4 3 742
a five-card suit and eight or more points. South’s final bid was a slight gamble because if
North had the club ace and king, South did not know where the diamond queen would go. 985
Still, the grand slam rated to be at worst on the diamond finesse.
QJ96
With 12 top tricks, declarer can make his contract if either the diamond finesse works
or the clubs break 4-4. So, after taking the first trick, South should play a trump to SOUTH
dummy’s seven, ruff a low club with the spade jack, cross back to dummy with a trump
to the eight, ruff a second low club high and draw East’s last trump by leading the spade AKQJ943
nine to dummy’s 10. Now declarer cashes the club ace and king, discarding his two low
diamonds. AK

Are the clubs 4-4? If so, South throws his diamond queen on the club seven. If not, he takes AQ72
the diamond finesse. Altogether, the odds of success are an acceptable 66.36 percent.


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1 Alter (6) 1 Deep thought (13)
4 Unit of volume for liquid (6) 2 Lure (7)
9 Maze (7) 3 Radiance (4)
10 Boredom (5) 5 Sufficient (8)
11 Test (4) 6 Type of sarong (5)
12 Thrive (8) 7 Community (13)
14 Mentors (6) 8 Ability (5)
15 Atelier (6) 13 Striking (8)
18 Gathering (8) 16 Predicament (7)
20 Smudge (4) 17 Group of birds (5)
22 Bay or cove (5) 19 Divide (5)
23 Capital of Sri Lanka (7) 21 Appeal (4)
24 Observe (6)
25 Risk (6)

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ACROSS (employee’s plaint) 47 Sacred picture The Washington Post
1 Familia guy 99 Ascent 48 Hog-wild
4 Scenery chewers 101 Nap spots 49 Sun ___-sen DOIN’ THE CELEBRITY SHUFFLE By Merl Reagle
8 Michael Jackson album 104 Model or puzzle 51 Anatomical entrances
11 Overdue for ___ (underpaid) 106 “There but for the grace of 52 Hovering bird
17 22 Across, shuffled 54 “Sorry, out of the question”
20 Grammy-grabbing guitarist God ___” 58 Beam of light
22 Knute Rockne portrayer 109 Fleeing the MPs 60 Mad, in Marseilles
23 20 Across, shuffled 113 Greek letters 63 Part of RSVP
24 Have ___ many (overdo it) 114 Moral writer 65 Steiger or Stewart
25 School misfits 116 Christie’s “Express” train 67 Shade tree
27 Shapiro of NPR 119 124 Across, shuffled 69 Member of Cong.
28 Shredded 122 “Bette Davis Eyes” singer 70 Unconvincingly
29 Greenspan’s group, 124 Roman Holiday Oscar 71 Aficionado
72 Slang for a $100 bill
the ___ nominee 73 “___ little late for that”
30 “Don’t you have 125 122 Across, shuffled 74 Allegations
126 Curiouser and curiouser? 75 Celebrity lives, after their
___ to go to?” 127 Top exec
32 Al’s rube 128 Gen. Robt. ___ bios?
34 Calf-length skirt 129 Wily 76 Carry (out),
36 Eastwood in Rawhide
39 Eminent follower? DOWN as justice
44 Test for jrs. 1 The ___ the iceberg 78 Show spunk
46 Carol Burnett Show regular 2 Daffy or goofy 81 Dog owner’s order
50 ___ profundo 3 Chose 82 Prying types
51 “Nuts!” 4 Train jumper 83 Type of carpet
53 46 Across, shuffled 5 To Europe 86 Name mentioned in
55 The mark of Frankenstein 6 ___ tai (cocktail)
56 Carnaval city 7 Person in the pool Lennon’s “Come Together”
57 Wading birds 8 Grille covers 88 Goal of a verb’s action: abbr.
59 Get to the ___ 9 Voice, as a grievance 90 That, in Tijuana
10 1983 taxi movie starring Mr. 92 Abbr. in ages
the problem 94 Take to court
61 Snack T 97 “___ and yet so far”
62 Elephant obstacles of 11 Part of SHAEF 100 Philomela’s sister, turned
12 Actress Charlotte
218 B.C. 13 Secy.’s calendar listing into a swallow
64 Playing with a full deck 14 Put ___ (ask) 102 Gather up, as a flag or sail
65 Make a Top Ten list 15 Yvette’s evening 103 Easy ___ (elementary)
66 Make do? 16 Noun ending 105 Maestro Jones of car-horn,
68 Coquettish 18 Plant woe
70 Macaroni 19 Quaid-Gossett sci-fi film of pot-lid fame
71 Earthquake hotlines? 106 They’re trait-laced
72 Snake, at times 1985 107 Actress in The Bad News
73 Topped tortes 20 Part of EOM
75 Arabian Sea nation 21 Farmer’s ears Bears
77 Whom Festus or Chester 26 Jumps when 108 Lesley Gore’s “___ Party”
109 Gulf off Somalia
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79 Science org. 31 Mega-seller
80 Mortar masher 32 In a faint Know-It-All?”
82 Lays out 33 Do what Dillinger did 111 Auto pioneer
84 Comparative ending 34 Clarke who received 112 Twice XXX, minus VII
85 Nobel-winning 114 With flot, a Russian airline
Cagney’s grapefruit facial 115 Summer in D.C.: abbr.
physiologist Meyerhof 35 Hankering 117 Steeplechase
87 A Different World star 37 Playskool product 118 Like “go,” as
89 Surprise-ending specialist 38 Envelop
91 Wee 40 Bucolic parents a verb: abbr.
93 87 Across, shuffled 41 42 Down, shuffled 120 Andy’s aunt
95 The Y, e.g. 42 Violin virtuoso 121 Caddie’s gadget
96 Mitt misses 43 Compass heading, in 123 Thou, squared
98 “I hate ___!”
Cancún
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