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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2018-11-08 15:29:32

11/09/2018 ISSUE 45

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November 9, 2018 | Volume 5, Issue 45 Newsstand Price: $1.00

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PAGE B8 3 FRACTURED-SKULL CASE 4 SEBASTIAN CLAMBAKE PAGE 8
MOVES CLOSER TO TRIAL LAGOON FEST IS A HIT
SCHOOL DISTRICT CHEATS B7
EMPLOYEES ON INSURANCE

Slay suspect has BEACHES BACK TO NORMAL AFTER RED TIDE SIEGE Vero council
struggle in court election saga
representing self With the red tide gone, Conn Beach returns to normal. PHOTO: LEIGH GREEN not over yet

By Federico Martinez | Staff Writer By Sue Cocking | Staff Writer River County. But the local tourism eco- nomy was By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer
taken by surprise and hit hard by the toxic algae’s [email protected]
Asbury Lee Perkins, who is rep- The island’s ocean beaches are again open, the totally unprecedented two-week siege.
resenting himself in his first-de- sea air is fresh and clean, and strollers on the Conn Just when it seemed the Vero
gree murder case, hasn’t gotten Beach boardwalk and sunbathers on the sand be- “It’s safe to say losses are close to a million dollars Beach City Council election mess
any more skillful at lawyering low are once more enjoying the best of what this for beachside hotels and restaurants,” said Allison couldn’t get any more baffling, a
since his last court appearance a seaside community has to offer. McNeal of the Indian River Chamber of Commerce court order set this Tuesday’s elec-
year ago. Director of Tourism, who conducted a survey of lo- tion and would-be candidate Lin-
The noxious red tide that closed island beach- cal businesses. “They’ve all suffered losses.” da Hillman’s court case on parallel
At a hearing on Oct. 30, Judge es, caused respiratory problems, and killed tons of journeys – with a plot twist.
Cynthia Cox rejected 10 out of ocean fish is gone from Vero and the rest of Indian CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
12 motions filed by Perkins, as Hillman sued to be included
he scrambles to find documents on the ballot as a candidate for
and evidence to build a defense City Council in a special election,
against changes of premeditated claiming she was unfairly removed
murder in the shooting death of from Tuesday’s ballot.
his estranged wife at her South
Beach home on Seagrape Drive. By the terms of the ruling, Tues-
day’s regular city election omitting
Perkins, 60, was arrested Nov. her was allowed to move forward,
4, 2015, and charged with the but voters were to have no clue if
shooting death of Cynthia Betts. the results would ultimately count.
63.
The only thing known for sure
When Indian River County was that the current five-member
Sheriff Deputies arrived at the Vero City Council will remain in of-
house in Oceanside, they found fice until the mystery unravels and
Betts’ body wrapped in carpet in new members are seated.
the laundry room with multiple
gunshot wounds. Circuit Judge Paul Kanarek Mon-
day issued a temporary order pre-
Deputies said at the time that
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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INSIDE MLB SEEN MAKING DODGERTOWN HUB OF YOUTH PROGRAMS

NEWS 1-7 PETS 14 By Ray McNulty | Staff Writer
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HEALTH 8 GAMES B17
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To advertise call: 772-559-4187 Peter O’Malley’s lifelong affection for Vero Beach and
For circulation or where to pick up connection to Dodgertown has been well-chronicled,
your issue call: 772-226-7925 especially in recent years, as he fought to make sure Vero
Beach’s once-iconic spring-training complex didn’t dis-
© 2016 Vero Beach 32963 Media LLC. All rights reserved. sipate into a foggy baseball memory. PHOTO: LEIGH GREEN

That’s why the former Los Angeles Dodgers owner
rode to the county-owned facility’s rescue in 2011, put-
ting together a five-way partnership that pumped mon-
ey and life into the place, preventing it from being shut-
tered after Minor League Baseball failed to turn a profit
and announced it was pulling out.

CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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RED TIDE wrasse, croaker, sea robin, pinfish, mul- VERO ELECTION SAGA ney Mark Herron claim that City Clerk Bur-
let, sea trout, bonefish, surgeonfish, sick bore the responsibility to alert Hillman
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 sardine, yellowtail snapper, bluefish, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 and give her a chance to correct the incom-
catfish, grunt, sea bream, jack crevalle, plete paperwork.
The Chamber is encouraging small porgy, tarpon and eels, according to the venting the three-member Vero Beach Can-
businesses to apply for no-interest, short- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation vassing Board from certifying the results of Kanarek has not ruled on that question;
term loans of up to $50,000 being offered Commission’s Fish Kill hotline database. Tuesday’s election in which four candidates he only said Hillman met the threshold to
by the Florida Small Business Emergency It’s too soon to know if the bloom dam- were competing for three seats on the Vero temporarily prevent the city from seating the
Bridge Loan Program in counties afflicted aged fish populations. Beach City Council – but the order was pro- winners of Tuesday’s vote. If the court even-
by the red tide. visional. tually finds that the city was at fault, mean-
FWC is recommending continued wa- ing Hillman should have been on the ballot,
It’s also applying for an $80,000 grant ter testing at county and city beaches and The twist was that Kanarek’s injunction the city would have to pay the $25,000 cost
through VisitFlorida – the state’s tourism in Sebastian Inlet State Park. would only go into effect if and when plain- of a new election to Supervisor of Elections
arm – to put together an advertising cam- tiff Hillman paid a $25,000 bond to the Clerk Leslie Swan.
paign beginning Nov. 19 letting prospec- Said Indian River County Coastal Engi- of the Court to cover the cost of the special
tive visitors know that beaches are open neer James Gray: “We had red tide back election she seeks. Hillman’s bond was ac- By not telling Swan to alter her normal
and it’s business as usual, and launching in 2007-08, but it wasn’t to the point that cepted by the court on Tuesday. course of action, which includes reporting
“Back to the Beach, A Restaurant Celebra- we had fish kills. From my standpoint, ballots cast Tuesday for Vero incumbents
tion” Nov. 6-8, offering locals discounts at this was unprecedented – absolutely the Election results are scheduled for certifi- Tony Young and Laura Moss, plus challeng-
participating restaurants worst I’ve experienced in my 10 years cation at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 at city hall, when ers Robbie Brackett and Robert McCabe, the
with the county.” City Manager Jim O’Connor, City Clerk order preserves the outcome of that vote
Meanwhile, the cleanup of dead fish Tammy Bursick and City Attorney Wayne while Kanarek decides whether or not that
from the more than 22 miles of coun- The red tide, which has plagued Flor- Coment would normally read the vote tal- election is valid.
ty beaches is nearing completion, with ida’s Gulf coast for more than a year, ar- lies publicly and declare the winners to be
more than 150,000 pounds of carcasses rived in southeast Florida last month, and sworn in. Kanarek’s order did not impinge upon
removed since Oct. 20 by Vero Beach and was first reported in Vero Beach Oct. 15. Election Day. “The order enjoins the city
county workers and contractor Ceres En- But Hillman’s lawsuit has called that into from taking certain actions, but does not im-
vironmental Services. Although it occurs naturally in deep question. She sued city officials after saying pact the conduct of the Supervisor of Elec-
Gulf waters, it creates problems when she was wrongly removed from the ballot tions during tomorrow’s election,” County
The cleanup effort got a major assist it comes ashore, causing sneezing and due to a blank signature page in her quali- Attorney Dylan Reingold said Monday, in his
from the Florida Department of Envi- coughing, itchy eyes and sometimes re- fication packet. Since it was too late to add capacity as counsel for Swan.
ronmental Protection, which kicked in spiratory distress. According to the Flor- her name back on the Nov. 6 ballot, Hillman
$522,000. Those funds were among a ida Health Department, 14 people went wanted a special election re-do as a remedy, The parties are scheduled to appear at
total of $1.3 million awarded to the five to emergency rooms in Indian River but the City Council rejected this option, noon Friday before Kanarek to review what
red-tide-affected counties. County complaining of red tide-related tossing the decision to the court. actions each party has taken to comply with
problems during the bloom, and anoth- the injunction and to move the case forward.
Fish killed by the red tide in Indi- er 15 from the county called poison con- Kanarek’s order on Monday allowed Hill-
an River County included parrotfish, trol hotlines.  man to make her case in court after Tues- Should the court ultimately find that Hill-
day’s election. man was wrongfully removed from the bal-
lot, and a re-do is in order, Swan needs 60
Hillman and her Tallahassee-based attor- days’ notice to conduct a special election. 

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School district cheats employees on health insurance

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer perintendent of Finance Carter Morrison $60 more per month of each employee’s dent of Human Services Bruce Green,
s[email protected] to the Florida Department of Insurance, insurance premium for 12 months, re- who had been negotiating for the school
which oversees the financial viability of ducing the amount employees have de- district, resigned the same month. Jayne
When the county school district ran self-insurance programs like the one in ducted from their checks and adding up Purcell was hired to replace Green, but
up a $7 million deficit in its self-insured place at the school district. The district to approximately $1.56 million, union then she went on leave, and the district
employee health plan two years ago, the had already paid $2.3 million into the president Liz Cannon said. had no lead negotiator for months.
School Board imposed stiff rate increases health insurance fund when the letter
on employees to make the fund solvent was written, Morrison said, and $1.56 That request has been on the table for Other school district managers could
going forward, but pledged not to make million would be paid in each of the next half a year but contract negotiations have have been assigned to lead the negotia-
workers pay off the shortfall, which had three years. been in limbo because of personnel dis- tions, said Cannon, who believes the fail-
resulted from poor management. array at the district. ure to appoint a top negotiator shows a
The district made a second payment “lack of good-faith effort.”
Now the outgoing School Board has re- the following year, but this year the School The union’s three-year contract ex-
neged on that promise. Board passed a budget that reneges on the pired in June but Assistant Superinten- CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
third payment, claiming the deficit is gone
At the time the $7 million deficit came and no payment is necessary.
to light, the teachers’ union tried to fight
off stiff premium hikes, claiming the That means the employee premium
district had the cash to make the fund hikes – which were supposedly calculat-
solvent, but lost that fight when negoti- ed to only cover future costs – were actu-
ations ended up in impasse. The School ally figured in such a way as to pay off a
Board imposed the rate hikes on 1,100 big chunk of the $7 million shortfall.
teachers and the rest of the district’s em-
ployees in December 2016. Shawn Frost, Dale Simchick and
Charles Searcy were on the School Board
But in several public meetings, the when the promise was made to the
School Board promised the premium teachers, but they saw no problem with
hikes would only be used to cover current the way things worked out.
costs – not make up the deficit, which
the School Board and the school district In its current contract negotiations with
committed to paying off out of district the school district, the teachers’ union is
funds over a four-year period. fighting to recover money it believes was
unfairly taken from its members.
The promise was memorialized in an
Oct. 17, 2017 letter from Assistant Su- The union is asking the board to pay

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Suit by student whose skull was fractured moves closer to trial

By Federico Martinez | Staff Writer If the mediation fails to produce a set- nage’s classroom at the Freshman Learning did not intervene until Turnage had been
tlement, a pre-trial hearing will be held on Center attacked him on Jan. 28, 2013, after beaten for several minutes, according to
A lawsuit filed by the family of a local Feb. 18 to schedule a trial date. Turnage, becoming angry that Turnage had “looked the Turnages’ complaint.
student, whose skull was fractured when now 20, and his parents, Dustin D. and at him.”
he was severely beaten by another student Nancy A. Turnage, filed their complaint The school district did not respond to
in class while a teacher allegedly stood by with the court on May 8, 2015. The suspect, who was also a minor at the a query about whether Krystoforski still
without intervening, is moving closer to time of the incident, is only identified by works for the district and Krystoforski
trial after five contentious years of legal Attorney Kenneth Carman, who is repre- the initials “L.C.” in court documents. L.C. could not be reached for comment.
maneuvering. senting the school district, did not return is not listed in the lawsuit.
phone calls seeking comment. Nancy Tur- The suspect threw Turnage against the
A last-ditch mediation hearing between nage declined comment. L.C. allegedly threatened out loud that front classroom wall where Turnage hit the
attorneys representing former student he was going to “punch him in the face,” side of his head and jaw, causing him to fall
Dustin R. Turnage and the School Board of According to the complaint the family but the teacher in the room, Brian Krys- to the ground, according to the Turnage
Indian River County is scheduled for Dec. 17. filed with the court, another student in Tur- toforski, allegedly ignored the remark and family’s court complaint.

The suspect then jumped on Turnage
and continued to slam his head against the
ground.

The teacher finally intervened and sent
the injured Turnage to the school’s clin-
ic where the Turnages contend that the
school’s health assistant “ignored or failed”
to recognize the severity of the youth’s inju-
ries and confused condition.

Instead of calling 911 and transporting
the student to the hospital, school officials
called his father, Dustin D. Turnage, who
transported his son to the Indian River
Medical Center, according to court docu-
ments

Medical staff noticed the youth’s pupils
were unequal, and he was airlifted to St.
Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach
and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit,
where they discovered he had suffered a
skull fracture, brain hemorrhage and ar-
terial bleeding, according to court docu-
ments.

The school district’s written court re-
sponse argued that it was Turnage’s own
negligence that lead to the altercation.

One reason the case appears to have
dragged on for so long is due to the volumi-
nous number of motions and counter mo-
tions filed by both sides over the years. 

SCHOOL BOARD RENEGES

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3

Executive Director of Human Services
Edwina Suit and Assistant Principal Kelly
Ward “have been sitting across from us
for several years,” Cannon said, yet the
School Board didn’t give them authority
to negotiate.

After months of delay, the district fi-
nally hired an outside attorney, Wayne
Helsby of Allen Norton & Blue, as its lead
negotiator.

At Helsby’s first meeting with the
teachers union on Oct. 27, Cannon said,
“They are willing to pay your fee and then
tell us, ‘We don’t have the money to pay
for your proposals.’ We feel that’s a slap
in the face.”

Helsby repeatedly said, “I can’t do any-
thing about what took place in the past,”
and admitted he had no authority to ne-
gotiate until he met with the new School
Board later this month. 

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HISTORIC DODGERTOWN “The two sides have made great prog- the Board of County Commis-
ress,” O’Malley said. “I think it’s going to
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 happen, and I’m glad it’s going to happen. sioners in early December, after
This is the best possible outcome for the
That’s why O’Malley made it his mission county. lawyers from both sides review
last year to find a successor to take over
Historic Dodgertown’s multi-sport opera- “When everything is final and the lease the agreed-upon, five-page term
tions, which county officials say has a $15 is signed, I’ll happily hand the keys to Ma-
million annual impact on the local econ- jor League Baseball and offer to help in sheet and draw up the necessary
omy. any way I can.”
paperwork.
That’s why O’Malley, at age 80, was gen- According to County Administrator Ja-
uinely thrilled to learn last week that his son Brown, the county has a “handshake “They’re still working on the
efforts to bring together the county and agreement” with MLB, which, if the deal is
Major League Baseball were successful – finalized, would assume control of Histor- language, but I don’t anticipate
that the two parties had agreed in princi- ic Dodgertown’s operations and make Vero
ple on a long-term lease for Historic Dod- Beach the hub of its youth programs. anything going wrong,” Brown
gertown.
Brown said the proposed lease is for 10 said. “I’m quite comfortable rec-
years, with three five-year options – a deal
ommending the lease be ap-
PHOTO: LEIGH GREEN proved, and I’m confident the

that requires the county and Major League board will approve it.

Baseball to share the costs of renovating “Major League Baseball has indicated

and making other improvements to the they’re in this for the long haul.”

aging facility. Once signed, O’Malley’s lease with the

Brown hopes to present the lease to county would immediately be terminated

– it expires in May, anyway – and Histor-

ic Dodgertown’s operations would be in

MLB’s hands for at least the next decade.

Brown said the county has agreed to pay

to renovate the facility, which is in need

of several new roofs, repairs to Holman

Stadium’s press box, and other “deferred

maintenance” before MLB arrives later

this year.

“Those projects needed to be done, any-

way, for anybody to continue to operate

the facility,” Brown said, adding that the

county currently spends roughly $325,000

annually on maintenance there.

MLB will then contribute up to $10 mil-

lion in improvements – including $5 mil-

lion for an indoor practice field – with the

county matching up to half that amount in

reimbursements over the duration of the

10-year lease.

Brown said the county will use sales

and tourist tax revenues to cover the re-

imbursements, which could run as high

as $800,000 annually through the first five

years of the lease, then dropping to a max-

imum of $400,000 annually through the

last five years.

“Major League Baseball wants to pre-

serve the business already there and en-

hance the operations by bringing in its

own programs and activities,” Brown said.

“With their resources, the calendar is only

going to get fuller, which will increase an

already-significant impact on the local

economy.

“As Major League Baseball gets things

going here, we expect that $15 million an-

nual impact to grow.”

MLB is expected to bring to Historic

Dodgertown activities and tournaments

Your Local Agency for related to its youth programs, such as Re-

viving Baseball in Inner Cities, Youth Acad-

emy and Elite Development Invitational.

O’Malley said MLB is familiar with the

facility – where the players can eat, sleep

and play on campus – because it has held

programs there each of the past three years.

Brown said MLB wants to embrace the

history of the complex, which was the

spring training home of the Dodgers, from

Brooklyn to Los Angeles, from 1948 to

2008, when the team moved its preseason

headquarters to Arizona.

“That’s what drew them here, especially

the ties to Jackie Robinson,” Brown said,

referring to the former Dodgers great who

Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS November 9, 2018 7

broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947. developer offered $2.43 million in hopes of
“Major League Baseball is well-posi- building an urban market that included a
hotel, office buildings and restaurants.
tioned and well-suited to elevate that his-
tory to a national stage, which would in- O’Malley encouraged the county to try
crease the county’s exposure.” again to buy the property, thus assuring
the overflow parking MLB needs.
Brown said the agreement requires the
county to provide 2,000 parking spaces for The county currently has a parking
MLB events at Holman Stadium – an obli- agreement with the city to use the proper-
gation that likely will prompt the county to ty when necessary.
make another attempt to buy the former
Dodgertown Golf Club property from Vero Brown said the county is fortunate to
Beach. have O’Malley as an ally who used his
connections and influence to attract MLB,
The City Council rejected the county’s which he said is a “perfect fit and the best
$2.4 million offer last month, deciding to possible partner to write the next chapter
keep the 35-acre parcel as open space. A for Historic Dodgertown.” 

PERKINS STRUGGLES IN COURT

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

Perkins admitted to killing her because she Asbury Lee Perkins in court in December 2017.
took money out of a bank account without
his knowledge and said she continually don’t know if they have them,” Cox said.
nagged him. “You can’t just harass people.”

Perkins told investigators that he had Cox also explained that Perkins need-
planned to put his wife’s body in the trunk ed to specify the name of any entity he is
of the car and drive it into a lake, but ran seeking public records from and exactly
into “complications with his plan,” accord- what records he wants.
ing to the arrest affidavit.
“I don’t know who has [floor plans],”
Cox rejected Perkins’ motions last week Perkins replied.
because the documents “don’t exist,” were
“already provided” or because the requests Cox did approve two motions – Per-
were so vague, they can’t be addressed. kins was previously granted permission
to undergo hypnosis, but said he had not
Perkins’ motions became more baffling received a response from any hypnotists.
as the hearing went along, eventually try-
ing the judge’s patience. “Why are we here? Weary of delays, the state attorney vol-
We’ve already dealt with most of these,” a unteered to help Perkins schedule that
visibly agitated Cox asked Perkins at one procedure. The state attorney also agreed
point. “What is it you’re asking?” to help Perkins obtain phone records from
AT&T. 
Perkins first motion was to try to sub-
poena another judge for unspecified ques-
tioning, which Cox quickly rejected be-
cause, “well, you just can’t do that.” By law,
a judge is not subject to deposition.

Cox then rejected a motion by Perkins
to subpoena the new owners of his for-
mer residence to force them to turn over
the floor plans to the house where the al-
leged crime took place – although Perkins
admitted he didn’t know if they had those
documents. He also wanted to subpoena
“public records” to obtain the floor plans.

“You can’t just issue subpoenas if you

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Biologics: The benefits and risks of new asthma drugs

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer Dr. Diego Maldonado.
[email protected]
PHOTO: DENISE RITCHIE
Dr. Diego Maldonado, a pulmonologist
and critical care specialist at Indian River
Medical Center, is among a growing chorus
of doctors trying to spread awareness about
a new generation of asthma drugs.

Biologics.
These drugs target a specific type of in-
flammation that affects a majority of asth-
ma patients.
According to the National Institutes of
Health, “asthma is the result of an exagger-
ated immune response.”
As NIH explains, “when the mucous
membranes lining the lungs come into
contact with certain irritants, the muscles
of the airways contract. Typical symptoms
include episodes or ‘attacks’ of wheezing,
coughing and shortness of breath.”
Roughly 25 million Americans – includ-
ing 7 million children – suffer from some
form of asthma, and Asthma.net says
these allergic reactions are responsible for
nearly 2 million emergency department
visits each year. Of those 2 million ER vis-
itors, some 439,000 people are admitted to
the hospital.
Another grim statistic: 3,400 people
die from asthma attacks each year in the

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“And that’s what I have to explain to my out-of-pocket cost still runs somewhere
patients,” Maldonado says. “Some of them around $200-to-$400 per month. Fasenra
ask, ‘Why can’t you give me [the shot] here? and Nucala can be even pricier at $15,000 to
Why not do it in the doctor’s office?’ And $35,000 a year.
the answer is because you need to be in
a controlled environment,” where, if you And while Maldonado says Medicare will
were to suffer an anaphylactic reaction help cover the cost for its enrollees, that’s
five, 15 or 20 minutes after you get the no help for younger patients.
medicine, you could be treated with epi-
nephrine immediately. Moreover, these new biologic drugs do
not replace inhalers for those with asthma.
Current FDA regulations for Fasenra, Their job, in essence, is to help asthmatics
Nucala and Xolair mandate that patients reduce their intake of corticosteroids while
must be at least 12 years old for the shots – hopefully – improving overall breathing
and 18 years old or older for the IV. And they functions.
aren’t cheap.
Dr. Diego Maldonado is the director of pul-
Xolair can cost as much as $20,000 a monary service at the Indian River Medical
year. Even with various pharmaceutical Center. His office is at 3450 11th Court, Suite
company programs and insurance, the 306. The phone number is 772-794-5800. 

United States. Now, according to Maldonado, “they
Until quite recently, says Maldonado, the came out with this idea called ‘eosinophilic
asthma phenotypes.’ They started measur-
first – and sometimes only – line of defense ing eosinophil levels [particularly interleu-
against asthma attacks was high doses of kin five] in the patient’s blood.”
inhaled corticosteroids such as prednisone.
Eosinophils are a type of inflammatory
However, as researchers at the Firestone cell and Maldonado says patients who have
Institute for Respiratory Health point out, elevated levels of eosinophils are possible
prolonged use of corticosteroids is “asso- candidates for these biologic medications.
ciated with serious side effects, including
multi-organ toxicities and suppression of That is good news since, according to
the immune system.” research, a majority of adults with asth-
ma have eosinophilic asthma, also called
So, for years, respiratory scientists and e-asthma.
physicians have been looking for an al-
ternative – or, at the very least, an adjunct The biologic drugs that counter eosin-
medication to reduce dependence on corti- ophils don’t come in the inhalers people
costeroids. are familiar with seeing. Of these drugs –
Fasenra, Nucala and Xolair – two are deliv-
Roughly ered by injection and one is administered
25 million intravenously.
American
- including Like most medications, these biologics
7 million come with risks.
children - suffer
from some form “We give this therapy in what’s called in-
of asthma. fusion centers,” Maldonado says, because
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Study: Marathoners have less arthritis than non-runners

By Amby Burfoot That fact is of considerable interest be- week, and finishing 48 marathons. Despite moderate-impact sports.
The Washington Post cause, according to alarming new data this, they had an arthritis prevalence of 8.8 If you’re running healthy, stay the
from the Centers for Disease Control and percent vs. 17.9 percent for non-runners.
A new study comes to the somewhat Prevention, arthritis now represents a $300 Aging past 65 did increase the marathon- course, advises Thomas Jefferson ortho-
counterintuitive conclusion that marathon billion annual burden. ers’ arthritis rate – to 24.5 percent – but this pedist Danielle Ponzio. If you’re thinking
runners have less arthritis than non-run- was still roughly half the 49.6 percent of about beginning a running program but
ners. Researchers from the orthopedic depart- non-runners older than 65. are concerned about arthritis, don’t worry.
ment at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson Just begin slowly and progress moderately.
Most people might assume serious run- University compared arthritis rates be- The team from Thomas Jefferson be-
ners face a high risk for arthritis of the hip tween 430 U.S. marathoners and a matched lieves marathoners and other runners may “Running is not harmful to healthy hips
and knees. Yet prior research has generally sample of non-runners in the National Cen- gain arthritis protection from muscle de- and knees,” Ponzio says. “In fact, it pro-
failed to uncover such a connection. The ter for Health Statistics database. velopment, body weight control, decreased motes joint and general health.” Those run-
most recent study, published in the Journal levels of inflammatory agents and the well- ners who do develop arthritis often get it af-
of Bone and Joint Surgery, actually found The marathoners (average age 46, and known bone strengthening that follows ter earlier injury or surgery, or from family
that veteran American marathoners had 51 percent women) had been running for genetics. 
only half as much arthritis as non-runners. an average of 19 years, logging 35 miles a

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Are allergy shots right for you? Check with a specialist

By Fred Cicetti | Columnist you may be sensitive to indoor allergens Before starting allergy shots, your doc- The shots won’t give you immediate re-
such as dust mites, cockroaches, mold or tor may use a skin test to confirm that you lief. You’ll probably see improvement in the
Q. Is it worth getting shots for my allergies? pet dander. have allergies and determine which specific first year of treatment. The most noticeable
allergens cause your signs and symptoms. improvement often happens during the
Immunotherapy, also known as allergy The common symptoms of allergic rhi- During the test, a small amount of the sus- second year. By the third year, most people
shots or vaccinations, can alleviate allergy nitis are itchy eyes, nose or throat; nasal pected allergen is scratched into your skin are desensitized to the allergens contained
symptoms. However, shots don’t work on all congestion, runny nose, watery eyes, chest and the area is then observed for about 20 in the shots.
allergies or all people. congestion or wheezing. If your eyes also minutes. Swelling and redness indicate an
become red and swollen, you suffer from allergy to the substance. For some people, successful treatment
Doctors advise against allergy shots if allergic conjunctivitis. leads to a life without allergy symptoms. For
you take a beta blocker for high blood pres- others, shots must continue on a long-term
sure or heart problems. If you’re consider- basis to keep allergy symptoms at bay.
ing immunotherapy, seek the advice of a
good allergist. An allergic reaction is a complex chain of
events that involves many cells, chemicals
Allergy shots are a series of scheduled and tissues throughout the body. While
injections meant to desensitize you to there is no cure for allergic disease, there
specific allergens – the substances that are many medications available to lessen
trigger an allergic response. The usual symptoms. About 50 million Americans
schedule is a shot once or twice a week suffer from an allergy.
for about three to six months. After that,
you’ll need a shot about once a month for Major allergic diseases include: allergic
three to five years. rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, asthma,
atopic dermatitis (eczema), hives (urticaria),
Allergy shots are commonly used to treat and reactions to substances such as food, la-
allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma. Aller- tex, medications and insect stings.
gy shots may also control allergic reactions to
stinging insects, such as bees, yellow jackets, We don’t know why some substances
hornets and wasps. But the shots are not ef- trigger allergies and others do not. We also
fective for food allergies. don’t understand why every person does
not react to allergens. A family history of
If you have seasonal hay fever, you may allergies is the single most important fac-
be allergic to pollens from trees, grasses or tor that predisposes a person to develop
weeds. If you have year-round discomfort, allergies. 



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Bonzo says Vader is a playful ‘Force’ of nature

“Let’s start with how you work. She’s fine stayin’ home all

Hi Dog Buddies! met your Forever Famly.” day. I think that’s cuz she’s a cat.

This week I had a fun yap with an en- “OK. Well, about three years Her name’s Maggie-the-Cat.
ergetic, happy liddle rat terrier/chihua-
hua mix, Vader Crawford, who has a really ago Mom’s brother went to She’s got short black-an-white
fun job: Chief Security Officer an Official
Greeter in a kite store! An, Dog, can he Heaven, an Mom was real, fur in a kinda cow pattern. I
greet! Soon as me an my assistant walked
in, he pranced right over with some wel- real sad. Her frens decided she sometimes call her ‘Cow-cat.’
coming woofs and the most enthusiastic
Wag-an-Sniff EVER. It was ackhully a Wag- needed puppy therapy. Us dogs But she doesn’t really have a
WagWagWagWag-n-Sniff. An it wasn’t just
Your Basic Tail Wag. It was a Full Body Wag, have a gift for making humans sense of humor. We get along
sniffer to caboose. Impressive. And a liddle
dizzying. Vader’s a middle-sized pooch, feel much better, you know.” OK as long as everybody re-
short black coat, wearin’ a Cool Kibbles
black vest with the word ‘SECURITY’ in “You’re absolutely right,” I members she’s Boss.”
white.
agreed. “It’s probly the most “Do you swim?”
“WELLcome Mr. Bonzo an Mr. Bonzo’s
Assistant! I’m Vader Crawford. THIS is my important thing we do.” “I’m sorta tryin’ to learn, but
Mom, Lisa, an my Dad, Brian. Just sit any-
where you want. I hope you found us OK.” “I was livin’ with Mom’s frens I’d rather just float on my body

“We sure did,” I told him. “Soon as we at the time. They’d named me board. I do enjoy rollin’ in the
spotted those colorful kites an flags an
twirly thingys out by the road, we knew it Yaeger(meister), for Lassie’s sand. I wouldn’t mind goin’
was your place.”
Sake. I was like, ‘What’s up with in the water so much if it just
“Ah mumpf pfo,” he said.
“’Scuse me?” Vader had grabbed a char- THAT?’ wasn’t so – WET.
treuse tennis ball, which filled his entire
mouth. He dropped it at his Mom’s feet an “Mom came to see me, and “Mom gives me special
took off like rocket toward the back of the
store, past rolls of shiny material in all col- we liked each other right away. food with meat an vege-tub-
ors. His Mom tossed the ball. After a cou-
pla rounds of Fetch, Vader, the ball firmly She was like, ‘You’re gonna be bles, made by a lady called
clutched in his mouth, plopped down on a
liddle square of carpet and began to roll. my dog! But we gotta change Rachel. An occasionally (he
An roll. An roll. Then he popped up, an
came scootin’ back. that name!’ An I’m like, ‘Work’s lowered his voice) some Peo-
“It’s my favrite toy! I sleep with it, even!”
He gave the soggy ball a nudge with his for me!’ So pretty soon Mom ple Food accidently falls off
nose. “I also like paper plates. An those
spinny things. Mom calls ’em tops. She has took me home, an changed my Dad’s plate. Then that rule
’em for the human kids, but I sometimes
sneak one to play with. Mom says I’m a name to Vader, cuzza my black PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER Vader applies.”
Dork. Anyway, you’re gonna ask me some coat (she mostly calls me Darth “Which rule was that?”
stuff, right?” Vader-roosky). To tell you the “You know, the one that

truth, Mr. Bonzo, I woulda been states once People Food

totally okey-dokey with Fido or me Treats. That’s a Perk of the Job! An Dad hits the floor, it’s officially considered Fair

Rover, or even Fred, cuz I got the perfect has a sign store right next door, so I do my Game. Dad knows the rule. But don’t tell

Mom an Dad. You know what us pooches rounds in both places.” Mom, OK?”

say: ‘You can call me anything, as long you Just then, a man walked in. Vader “Oh, THAT rule. My lips are sealed.”

call me for dinner.’” jumped up, grabbed his ball, and brought “I also get the teensiest bit spoiled

“Seriously, Vader? That one’s older than it to the man. whenever Mom an Dad go elsewhere an I

Lassie.” We laughed. “Anyway, you did end “This is my co-worker, Walter,” he said. can’t go with ’em. Then I stay with Gramma

up with a Totally Cool Kibbles name! So, Vader an Walter enjoyed a brief game of Annette an Grampa Robert. Dog, are they

tell me a liddle about your routine: playin,’ Fetch, after which Vader an his ball had a ever FUN. An, of course, what happens at

workin,’ eatin,’ stuff like that.” quick roll on the carpet. Gramma an Grampa’s STAYS at Gramma

“I always wanna be wherever Mom is, “Are you an Only Pet?” an Grampa’s.”

which is mostly right here at work. So I “I have a step-sister. She never comes to “Word,” I said.

started on-the-job training right away. I’m Heading home, I was wonderin’ wheth-

a natch-rull: I can tell frenly humans from DON’T BE SHY er my Gramma an Grampa know about the
not-nice ones. When a cus-tummer comes Fair Game rule.

in, I give ’em my Welcome Woofs. But, if We are always looking for pets Till next time,
there was ever a Bad Guy, I would use my with interesting stories.
Other, Fuh-ROE-shuss Woof! So far, all The Bonz
the humans have been nice. I notice that To set up an interview, email
pretty kites an flags make humans happy. [email protected]

PLUS, the cuss-tummers are always givin’

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Coveted villa model comes on the market at Pointe West

By Kathleen Sloan | Staff Writer months on end with no worries. And the
[email protected] size is just right for many buyers – 1,544
square feet, with two bedrooms, two
If the award-winning Pointe West devel- baths and a den that can handle guests.
opment could go back in time, undoubt- No wonder these homes rarely come on
edly more “villas” would have been built the market.
– a housing type featuring two attached
single-story units – since they have proven Built in 2005, 7524 15th St. has had one
to be wildly popular. owner who seldom used it but neverthe-

“Everybody wants them,” Berkshire Ha-
thaway Home Services listing agent Chip
Landers said. “They are low maintenance,
similar to a condo, but they’re on one floor,
offering more convenience and privacy.”

The usual communal-property and yard
maintenance, as well as communal-pool
use are included in the homeowners’ asso-
ciation fee. But because villas are attached,
synchronized upkeep is necessary, so this
home’s $274-a-month fee also includes ex-
terior maintenance, such as roof replace-
ment, painting and power washing.

Young professionals, retirees and snow-
birds can leave at a moment’s notice for

less put in regular upgrades, such as pen- many residents rolling up their garage
dant and other specialized lighting and doors for hours while they tinker on a fun
lovely plantation shutters, even on the project, stopping to chat as dog walkers,
sliding glass doors. strollers and neighbors come within their
orbit. The alleys are where the action is.
It’s in Central Village, developed first
among four villages, where the trees and The houses have covered porches in
plants have reached kingly heights offer- front that are used for quieter pursuits,
ing mothering shade. since the usual auto traffic is siphoned off
by the alley design.
Pointe West is known for its “tradition-
al neighborhood” design, each village of- For more action, buyers can join the golf
fering varied housing – townhouses, sin- and country club. The villa is close to both
gle-family homes and villas – that attracts the club house and golf course – which was
people of all ages, heterogeneity being one designed by John Sanford and is part of the
of the community’s charms. Palmer Advantage network. The country
club restaurant has noted chef John Corso.
The design promotes neighborliness. Various levels of memberships are on offer.
The garages are in the back on an alley,

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In the other direction, within sight, is and great room, a counter seating four the Add beauty and
the pool. “All the residents can use any of favored spot for cocktails or coffee. The natural light to your
the pools – each village has its own – and counters are practical Formica made to EXISTING entryway
all are gas heated, getting use all year,” look like granite. Wooden cabinets paint-
Landers said. ed white, white appliances and white tile in about an hour!
flooring give a crisp look.
At the end of the block is a pond, where • Glass patterns • Patio & Sliding
paddling ducks and basking turtles beck- A bi-fold door hides the pantry, another for every style Glass Doors
on walkers and cyclists to pause before hides the washer and dryer. and budget
embarking on longer rambles. • Framed /
The owner’s suite includes a walk-in • Customize to Frameless
The villa was built by KB Homes, which closet, a bathroom with a walk-in shower your style Shower Units
has won energy-efficient design awards and over-large tub. It’s located at the back
and touts A-list equipment and materials of the house, far from the front bedroom. • Impact Glass • Etching
partners, offering quality at good prices, A sliding-glass door to the covered back • Wood Interior/ • Schlage & Emtek
having attained economies-of-scale – the porch adds another secluded spot to the
company built 40,000 homes and took in suite. Exterior Doors Hardware
$9 billion in revenue in 2005. • Fiberglass • Mirror Wraps
The garage is overlarge, with a window
The villa meets the state-mandated next to the garage door, shedding light on Doors
Standard for Hurricane Resistant Residen- an area big enough to install a craft bench.
tial Construction. The reinforced garage
door is rated to withstand 100 mph winds. The low-maintenance convenience
The 9-foot-4-inch ceilings, rounded-dry- and neighborhood pleasures will win
wall corners, gently arched doorways and over the next owner, the villa remaining
ceramic tile flooring are some of the quali- true and steady while the owner alights or
ty-construction features. leaves.

The kitchen is open to the dining area Landers will hold an open house from 1
p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11. 

FEATURES FOR 7524 15TH ST.

Neighborhood: Pointe West, Central Village
Year built: 2005

Lot size: 42’ by 125’ • Home size: 1,544 square feet
Construction: Concrete block with stucco
Bedrooms: 2 • Bathrooms: 2

Additional features: Over-size two-car garage, front porch,
covered patio, breakfast bar, ceramic tile, pendant lighting,

hurricane shutters, plantation shutters, ceiling fans
Listing agency: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Listing agent: Chip Landers, 772-473-7888
Listing price: $229,900

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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: OCT. 29 THROUGH NOV. 2

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

A smashing week on the mainland real estate front saw 49 single-family residences and lots change
hands from Oct. 29-Nov. 2 (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was in Vero Beach, where the residence at 2775 Whippoorwill Lane – first
listed in September for $1,095,000 – sold on Nov. 1 for $975,000.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Roger L. Smith of Alex MacWilliam, Inc. Repre-
senting the buyer was agent Rick Wykoff of Alex MacWilliam, Inc.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS

ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$975,000
VERO BEACH 2775 WHIPPOORWILL LANE 9/4/2018 $1,095,000 11/1/2018 $515,000
VERO BEACH 1164 RIVER WIND CIRCLE 10/17/2017 $549,000 11/1/2018 $395,000
VERO BEACH 295 43RD AVENUE 6/23/2018 $450,000 10/30/2018 $350,000
VERO BEACH 5574 51ST AVENUE 8/23/2018 $359,000 10/30/2018 $350,000
VERO BEACH 4680 HAMILTON TERRACE 10/23/2017 $395,000 10/30/2018 $325,000
VERO BEACH 2180 4TH LANE SW 8/22/2018 $349,000 10/29/2018 $324,000
VERO BEACH 971 48TH AVENUE 3/21/2018 $369,000 10/29/2018 $289,000
VERO BEACH 3632 2ND STREET SW 6/1/2018 $317,500 10/30/2018 $275,000
VERO BEACH 4167 W 16TH SQUARE 6/29/2018 $279,000 10/29/2018 $275,000
VERO BEACH 4740 SAINT ELIZABETH TER UNIT#S 4/25/2018 $324,900 10/29/2018 $260,000
VERO BEACH 1931 SW GREY FALCON CIRCLE SW 7/24/2018 $279,900 11/2/2018 $255,000
SEBASTIAN 165 DICKENS AVENUE 10/9/2018 $275,000 10/30/2018 $254,873
VERO BEACH 2198 HARWICK CIRCLE 5/16/2018 $260,125 10/31/2018 $241,090
VERO BEACH 2144 HARWICK CIRCLE 7/12/2018 $241,550 10/31/2018

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

1164 River Wind Circle, Vero Beach 295 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 10/17/2017 Listing Date: 6/23/2018
Original Price: $549,000 Original Price: $450,000
Sold: 11/1/2018 Sold: 10/30/2018
Selling Price: $515,000 Selling Price: $395,000
Listing Agent: Cheryl Burge Listing Agent: Sam Robbins

Selling Agent: Berkshire Hathaway Florida Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

Jim DiMarzo Jim Belanger

DiMarzo Realty, Inc Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

5574 51st Avenue, Vero Beach 4680 Hamilton Terrace, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 8/23/2018 Listing Date: 10/23/2017
Original Price: $359,000 Original Price: $395,000
Sold: 10/30/2018 Sold: 10/30/2018
Selling Price: $350,000 Selling Price: $350,000
Listing Agent: Shaun Welsh Listing Agent: Jim Knapp

Selling Agent: Billero & Billero Selling Agent: Alex MacWilliam, Inc.

Jon Clements Jim Knapp

Sand Dollar Realty Group Inc Alex MacWilliam, Inc.



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AT CITRUS CLASSIC

Coming Up!

BROADWAY TENORS Pride marches to beat of Adam Schnell.
TO BRING MAGICAL Vero Beach Pipes and Drums PAGE B2
MUSIC TO RIVERSIDE PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE

By Samantha Baita | Staff Writer
[email protected]

1 We love Broadway musicals!
Riverside Theatre promises
an evening filled with music from
“some of the most exciting Broad-
way shows in history” this coming
Wednesday. You mustn’t miss it.
None other than the Broadway Ten-
ors take the stage to perform a pro-
gram that runs the musical gamut
from “Broadway’s Golden Age to
the newest hits currently being per-
formed on stages around the world,”
thrilling, iconic songs from “Phan-
tom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables,”
“West Side Story,” “Wicked,” “My
Fair Lady,” “South Pacific,” “Jesus
Christ Superstar,” “Kiss Me Kate”
and many more. Leading men –
all multi-award-winning – Brent
Barrett, David Burnham and John
Cudia have performed in original
productions and revivals of all these
beloved musicals. According to the
Riverside promo: Barrett has per-
formed on Broadway, the West End,
concert halls, recording studios

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Pride marches to beat of Vero Beach Pipes and Drums

Drum Major John Thompson, Kevin Swanson, Ron Dunbar, Liam Ritchie, Marion Hamilton, Pipe Major Jacob Craig,
Pipe Sergeant Jack Anderson, Alex Ross, Richard O’Connor, Stephen Mallow, Betty Ledingham and Shelia Lougheed.

PHOTOS: LEIGH GREEN

Join us for the 58th By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer holds its practices. He credits piper Ian Clark
Season of the [email protected] with the band’s creation, adding that it took a
little over a year to develop a core group com-
A.E. Backus Museum Love it or hate it, there is no mistaking a mitted to the idea of weekly rehearsals, per-
& Gallery bagpipe’s distinctive sound. To some, it’s formances and eventually competitions.
akin to a caterwaul, but to others, its rich res-
with The Best of the Best onance can elicit a range of emotions, from The youngest player is Liam Ritchie, now
Annual Juried Art Exhibition poignant tears while listening to an emo- 13, who started from scratch with Craig
October 14 - November 16, 2018 tional lament, to a swelling of fierce, cultural three years ago. Craig also provides instruc-
pride as a band marches by during a parade. tion to some of the other band members,
including Stephen Mallow, 17, who comes
Our own home-grown Vero Beach Pipes down from Melbourne every week.
and Drums formed in 2015 and, under the
direction of Pipe Major Jacob Craig, Drum “We’re a traditional regimental Scottish
Major John Thompson and Pipe Sergeant pipe band,” says Craig, stating that they
Jack Anderson, currently numbers 12 bag- hope to enhance the community by ex-
pipers and five drummers. pressing culture through music. The band
frequently plays at community and private
Craig, who is also an accomplished pianist, functions, and will be highly engaged in
is director of Music and Arts at First Presby- Vero Beach Centennial activities.
terian Church of Vero Beach, where the band

Exhibition
Sponsored by

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

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On Nov. 10, the band will be joined by the “There’s a town in Florida that has cap-
Vero Beach High School Celtic Club String tivated the whole pipe band scene over the
Ensemble for its only fundraiser of the year. last year and that’s Dunedin,” says Thomp-
son. “They have set a model up for how a
“It’s going to be the two groups for the community embraces the whole pipe band
whole night. We’re going to be doing some concept and the tradition of that. They have
collaborative pieces and some individual pipers in the middle schools, they have pip-
pieces by the pipe band and the Celtic Club,” ers in the high schools and they have their
says Craig. The concert also includes a fid- community band.”
dle performance by Vero Beach High School
graduate Emri Stenn, home for a semester Thompson says they would like to do some-
from Ireland where he’s pursuing a degree in thing similar here, offering instruction to stu-
Irish Music at the University of Limerick. dents and establishing a juvenile pipe band
that could feed into the community band.
Over the next five to 10 years, Craig says they “We’ve got some really good guidance already.
hope to accomplish three goals: to become There’s no reason why Vero Beach can’t be-
competitive, to begin a juvenile pipe band, and come a Dunedin as far as the pipes go.”
to possibly host a Scottish Games here in Vero
Beach. “If that’s a 10-year plan, let’s make that “What we really want to do is compete,”
year nine,” says Craig with a smile.
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B3 Alex Ross and “The more you get into it the more you tional regimental aspects, explaining: “Be-
Richard O’Connor. realize that it’s really complex and compel- cause I’m the drum major, I’m the guy who
says Craig. “Every one of us is striving to get ling,” says Thompson. has to do the drilling and the deportment.
better with our instruments, whether it be “With the bagpipes, there’s not an option I’ve got a military background so I like that
pipes or drums. The best way to mark your to dabble. You have to dedicate yourself “It’s very difficult to put into words,” aspect of marching.”
progress is through different types of per- fully until you can actually make a sound,” Craig adds. “There’s a very unique, quality of
formances and, of course, competition.” agrees Craig, explaining that there is no pride that comes from the fact that you can He remarks that dress is also very import-
option to just try it out. “In order for you say you’re a piper. There’s something very ant, noting that their kilts are custom made
Competitions, whether as bands or indi- to play tunes on the bagpipes, just to make specific about it but something very hard to in Scotland using the Ancient Ramsey Blue
vidually, take place at sanctioned Highland the instrument function, you have to have make tangible.” tartan. The thought behind that choice was
Games, including the five that are within already learned fingering, tunes and those that the color is reflective of our beachside
three hours Vero – Orlando (Winter Park), types of things. It’s probably a minimum of As drum major, Thompson leads the location. The downside is that it’s only avail-
Sarasota, Dunedin, Jacksonville and Fort a year before you can make any sound that’s band in marches and appreciates its tradi-
Lauderdale. actually close to good.”

Bagpipes of varying designs and con-
struction date back several millennia – by
some accounts to Egypt before 2500 BC –
with numerous nationalities boasting their
own versions. Bagpiping angels and shep-
herds are even in paintings celebrating the
birth of Jesus.

But it’s surely the Scots who can be cred-
ited for making them famous.

“Playing the bagpipes is unlike a lot of
other instruments. It’s really strongly tied to
a deep and rich culture; almost more than
any other instrument,” says piper Alex Ross,
the group’s treasurer. “And that’s a very im-
portant element of it. What we’re bringing is
not just music; we’re bringing a rich tradi-
tional culture to a society that has rejected a
lot of deep, rich, cultural traditions.”

“If you think about the rich tradition of
the tunes that we take for granted – ‘Amaz-
ing Grace,’ ‘Scotland the Brave,’ ‘Old Lang
Syne’ – these things all originated from our
roots,” says Thompson in agreement.

“All of us have some ancestral heritage. At
some point we have to consciously choose
to embrace it. Pipe bands allow an opportu-
nity for an awakening of that; or a reclaim-
ing of it in some fashion. For me it was just a
personal thing; I really liked the bagpipes,”
says Craig, whose family is Scottish “on both
sides all the way back as far as we can go.”

“It takes some work; the pipes are more
intimidating from the start than a lot in-
struments are,” Ross explains. “It’s very
simple instrument when you look at it;
it’s barely an octave. But while you can sit
down at the piano and in a few minutes
play a couple of simple tunes, you can’t do
that with the pipes.”

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able in heavy wool, more conducive to the ent about this instrument. It’s really interest-
wilds of Scotland than the tropics. ing and fun. People are really drawn to it.”

Thompson says they are seeking to hire Thompson recalls that after playing at
a drum sergeant who could grow and take a Main Street Vero Beach event recently, a
over the drumline, which currently has two woman rushed over, crying with emotion,
bass, two tenor and one snare drum. “To and gave him a hug.
be a competitive pipe band we need two
snares,” he explains. “She and her husband were just visiting
from Scotland she was poring over the fact
They also gave a shout-out to Annie Pad- that we sounded and looked so traditional,”
nuk, an accomplished piper among other he says. “That made my whole night; really
instruments, who plays in Kilt the Messen- kind of cool.”
ger, a “Celtic punk and all-American rock-
abilly” band. “We’d love to have her,” says The Vero Beach Pipes and Drums fund-
Craig. “She’s outstanding. We love Annie!” raising concert with VBHS Celtic Club String
Ensemble takes place 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
Noting that the reception the band re- 10 at First Presbyterian Church. No ticket
ceives has been astounding, Ross says, “I needed; $10 donation appreciated. 
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 cluding motifs from the folk music of their of home as well. The blend: Americana; se- and-crazy audience request show, there will
own countries,” including the United States, lections from the Sacred Harp; the spiritual be a special appreciation moment with patri-
and television, recently reprising the role Mexico, Armenia, Austria and Russia. The “My Lord, what a mornin,’” the Gospel-style otic music and confetti cannons. As always,
of Billy Flynn in “Chicago.” He received 2018-2019 season marks the orchestra’s 31st “Unclouded Day”; patriotic favorites such as when you arrive early (6 or so), you get to en-
an Olivier Award nom for his starring role year bringing music to the Treasure Coast. “God Bless America” and “Battle Hymn of the joy Live in the Loop, the free, pre-party party:
in the London premiere of the “Kiss Me, Time: 7 p.m. Admission: free. A $10 donation Republic”; songs of remembrance, includ- live music under those iconic Riverside oaks,
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a production in Germany (performed in stice Day, this Sunday, Nov 11, the Jupiter theme from Holst’s “The Planets”; by Southern Vine on Friday, and classic rock
German). Burnham just ended a two-year Vero Beach Choral Society will perform its and Mechem’s “Blow Ye the Trumpet.” Time: by the Jacks Band on Saturday. Times: Howl
run starring in the glitzy, uber-glamorous fall concert, “Songs of Home,” at the Com- 4 p.m. Tickets: general admission, $20; stu- at the Moon, 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.; Live in
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replace Donny Osmond as Joseph in the was thinking about those soldiers in war to this Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9-10, with Center this Friday Nov. 9. (And bring
national tour of “Joseph and the Amazing whom the thoughts of home must have been a “Red, White and Blue Party,” featuring du- your castanets.) The torrid chords of fla-
Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Cudia is a stand- foremost in the mind,” he explains, adding eling pianists extraordinaire Amy Keith and menco music are not what you’d imme-
out as the only actor to have performed on that the concert adds other musical concepts Ken Gustafson. In addition to the usual wild- diately associate with a German guitarist.
Broadway as both the Phantom in “The Until you get an earful of multi-faceted,
Phantom of the Opera” and Jean Valjean Grammy-winning, platinum-selling gui-
in “Les Mis.” He’s only the 12th performer tarist, songwriter and producer Ottmar
to play the Phantom in its record-break- Liebert, who is actually best known, says
ing, 25-year Broadway run. Also a classical Wikipedia, for his Spanish-influenced
crossover artist, Cudia sang lead roles in music. He has 38 gold and platinum cer-
“La Traviata” and “Rigoletto,” and has per- tifications in the United States, and cer-
formed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the tifications in Canada, Australia and New
Irish Repertory, Indianapolis Opera and Zealand. His 1990 debut album “Nouveau
Vancouver Opera. Show time: 7:30 p.m. Flamenco” became the biggest-selling gui-
Tickets: $45. 772-231-6990. tar album of all time. Liebert’s fascinating
background certainly set the stage for his
2 Linking the physics of music to mo- musical leanings. According to Wikipedia,
tion and emotion, the Treasure Coast Liebert was born in West Germany to a
Youth Symphony concert “Dance Vibrations: Chinese-German father and a Hungarian
Hoedown to Ballet to Mexican Danzon” may mother, and spent most of his childhood
surprise you with its sophistication and chal- traveling throughout Europe and Asia
lenging college-level orchestral repertoire. It with his family. He began playing classical
will most certainly engage you, as the most guitar at 11, and studying flamenco guitar
talented young musicians selected by annual at 14, so the story goes, “after he found a
audition from Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin Flamenco LP in the bargain bin at a local
and northern Palm Beach counties explore supermarket.” The intimate King Center
powerful dance themes by composers from Studio Theatre seems the perfect setting
around the world, this Monday, Nov. 12, at in which to thoroughly enjoy an evening
the First Presbyterian Church. The prem- with Liebert and his band, Luna Negra, as
ise: “A desire to physically express oneself they bring Liebert’s intellectual, yet vis-
through movement is a universal human ceral spin to the music: “from rumba to
reaction to the vibrations of musical instru- Bossa Nova to classical to Christmas tunes
ments.” According to the Symphony promo: to lullabies,” Liebert has explored and ex-
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Shell yes! It’s the Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival

Mary McGee, Diane Nicolini, Barbara Munson, (back row) Ruth Hills, Pat Lockwith and Eileen Faust.

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Popular Demand!

Folks enjoyed a weekend of clammin’ do throughout the weekend besides
and jammin’ during the 16th annual dining on scrumptious seafood. At-
Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festi- tendees enjoyed craft vendors, a kids
val at Riverview Park. Periods of rain zone, live musical entertainment and
didn’t deter visitors as they clamored various demonstrations. The Sebas-
for a taste of the festival’s namesake, tian Clambake Foundation distrib-
cooked every which way, including utes proceeds to local nonprofit cap-
steamed, fried, in chowder or in sauces ital projects. This year’s beneficiaries
poured over linguine, as well as a host are the North County Ecumenical
of other tasty fare. Pareidolia Brewing Food Pantry, City of Sebastian, Trea-
Co. was on hand with craft beers to sure Coast Rugby Foundation, Kashi,
wash down the mouthwatering mol- Elks 2714, Roseland United Method-
lusks. Among the popular choices? ist Church, Sebastian Sharks Football
ClamaJama. There was also plenty to and SRHS Rowing Club. 

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Citrus Classic scores big for Scholarship Foundation

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer mission of serving the stu- Caleb Gillespie. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE AND LEIGH GREEN
[email protected] dents in Indian River County,” Julia and Jim Keenan.
she added.
The Friday Night Lights burned bright- “The need in this community is still
er than usual last week at Vero Beach High huge,” said board member Gaye Ludwig.
School as the Citrus Bowl filled with a sea “We have a range of people with differ-
of red and blue for the 13th annual Schol- ent income levels and different abilities
arship Foundation of Indian River County to pay. But at almost every level – middle
Football Classic and Pre-Game VIP Bar-
becue.

Fans didn’t let the rain deter them,
turning out in force to cheer on the Vero
Beach High School Fighting Indians and
the visiting Sebastian River High School
Sharks, while at the same time making a
touchdown for education.

The Scholarship Foundation, found-
ed in 1964 by Dan K. Richardson and
members of the Rotary Club, has since
awarded need-based scholarships to
the tune of $11.8 million to 2,920 In-
dian River County students.

“This past May we awarded 112
scholarships to 55 students for a total
of $699,500,” said Camilla B. Wainright,
executive director, noting that recipients
attended 19 colleges and universities in
seven states and Washington, D.C.

“We are fortunate to benefit $2 from
each ticket sold for the game tonight. So
thank you to all who attended and helped
make it possible for us to continue our

Sebastian Waldrop and Josh Waldrop. Angela Waldrop with Beckley Waldrop.

class to people with great need – it’s very
difficult to cover their cost of school. We’re
helping kids go to college, but more sig-
nificantly, reducing the amount of debt.
Some of these kids couldn’t go at all if we
weren’t helping them.”

“Dollars for Scholars made it more
possible for me to go on to college,” said
Courtney Smith, a 2009 scholarship re-
cipient and University of South Florida
graduate, who now teaches second grade
at Osceola Magnet. “It gave me extra mon-
ey, where I wouldn’t have tons and tons of
student loans.”

A tradition since 2006, the Football
Classic is one of the most anticipated
games of the season with its north/south
county rivalry. The Fighting Indians again
trounced the Sharks with a final score of
21-0 amid a torrent of raindrops and mud
puddles, continuing their undefeated 2018
season with a 10-0 record.

Scholarship applications are avail-
able now for 2019 awards; the application
deadline is Jan. 30, 2019.

For more information, visit sfindianriv-
er.org. 

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Mary Ellen Replogle, John Replogle, Karen Egan and Diane Parentela. Jon Sternberg with Chris and Alan Ryall, and Gaye Ludwig. Eleanor Sexton, Bobby Sexton, Isabel Sexton and Natalie Sexton.

Camilla Wainright, Gail Fredrickson and Mary Johnston. Bill Miller with Russell and Karen Mann and Norm Miller. Brenda Smith, Courtney Smith and Reggie Smith.

Dr. Marc McCain with daughters Mollie and Rebecca McCain.

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Ladling out luscious lunch at Samaritan ‘Soup Bowl’

By Stephanie LaBaff | Staff Writer Aly Nanney, Ellyn Giordano, Pam Sommers and Rose Simpson. PHOTOS: LEIGH GREEN Jenna Hogan.
[email protected]
tion and life skills,” said Linda Schlitt
Hungry residents spread out county- Gonzalez. “We got involved 27 years
wide last Thursday, visiting more than ago. We make our livelihood on hous-
40 locations for the 26th annual Samar- ing, so doing something to help people
itan Center Soup Bowl to benefit the Sa- who don’t have housing is near and dear
maritan Center, a program of Catholic to our hearts.”
Charities.
The Vero Beach Museum of Art en-
Folks had their pick of a mouthwater- joyed its second year as a soup stop,
ing myriad of liquid lunch donated by 75 with the added draw of a display of
of Vero’s finest chefs plus a whole slew of artistic soup tureens created by local
soups donated by volunteers. Offerings
were a veritable alphabet soup, with ev-
erything from bisque and bouillabaisse
to chili and chowder.

Attendees also purchased from a se-
lection of 1,000 hand-crafted bowls,
created by volunteer potters over the
summer.

Coldwell Banker Paradise Ed Schlitt
Realtors took their popular show on
the road this year, relocating to Bethel
Creek House where they dished up a di-
vine display of nearly 30 culinary con-
coctions.

“The Samaritan Center is a homeless
center that focuses not just on tempo-
rary housing for families that are home-
less, but it helps them get on their feet.
It helps them with employment, educa-

Virginia Schwerin and Sally Smith.

potters, which were being raffled off to Dawn Miller and Bonnie Wetherell.
support the cause.

The Samaritan Center is a long-term
transitional residential facility for homeless
families, where residents can regroup and
develop the life skills needed to reestablish
their lives and gain self-sufficiency. 

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Strolling for dollars at popular Walk to Remember

Bruce McEvoy with Este Brashears and Randolph McEvoy. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE Saige and Crystie Lupo. Supporters of the Alzheimer and
Parkinson Association of Indian Riv-
Front: Charla Hall and Kendrick Joseph. Back: Kaden Wheeler, Hanna Barrows, er County stepped up in a big way for
Peggy Cunningham, Katelyn Joseph and Sandra Hall. the 15th annual Walk to Remember
last Saturday morning.

Roughly 550 walkers gathered at
Riverside Park to help the local or-
ganization support, educate and
empower individuals impacted by
memory and motion disorders and
their caregivers.

This was the fifth year that Tiffa-
ny Tripson chaired the event, which
was expected to meet an ambitious
goal of raising $123,000, the largest
in its 15-year history.

A quiet walk through Veterans Me-
morial Island Sanctuary was includ-
ed in the roughly 2-mile route. “We
are the only ones who get to do this;
we ask for permission every year,”
said executive director Peggy Cun-
ningham.

She explained that Alma Lee Loy
was instrumental in getting them
that privilege, recognizing that
many of our local veterans rely on
the programs and services provided
by the nonprofit, which in turn relies
solely on charitable donations.

For more information, visit alz-
park.org. 

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A visit to Shanghai, the Mecca of steamed dumplings

By TIna Rondeau | Columnist But finally we had a couple of baskets Xiao Long Bao.
[email protected] of pork and black truffle dump-
lings. I absolutely loved these
Just as San Francisco’s iconic dish is – sensational, with the
cioppino, Kansas City’s is barbecue and truffles imparting fla-
Philly’s is cheesesteak, Shanghai’s sig- vor to the soup.
nature food is xiao long bao — a delicate
steamed dumpling containing a savory Along with
pork meatball and luscious juice (the our xiao long
soup). bao, we had
a plate
I just love dumplings, so on a visit last of stir-
week to the Mecca of xiao long bao, at the
top of my “to do” list was digging into a
steaming bamboo basket (or baskets) of
this Chinese delicacy.

While there are literally thousands of
dumpling joints in this incredibly large
city – and it would have been wonderful to
go where the locals go – the better part of
valor led us to Din Tai Fung in the French
Concession area of Shanghai for our xiao
long bao fix.

This restaurant actually originated al-
most a half century ago in Taipei, started
by a Chinese expatriate who had fled the
mainland. But notwithstanding the Tai-
wanese connection, Din Tai Fung – with
10 outposts in Shanghai – is regarded in
local food circles as the place synony-
mous with xiao long bao.

For starters on our visit, we ordered a
basket of the basic pork
dumplings.

Jai Lin. somewhat closer to home in Seattle or I welcome your comments, and
Los Angeles. encourage you to send feedback to me at
[email protected]
But find one you must, for the xiao long
bao are wonderful. The reviewer dines anonymously at
restaurants at the expense of Vero Beach
32963. 

You pick these fried jai lin, Hairy Crab Roe
delicate dumplings a vegetable also Xiao Long Bao.
up with a Chinese soup known as Chinese broc-
spoon – so you do not prematurely rupture coli that was accented with slivers of gar-
the delicate skin with your chopstick – and lic. An excellent accompaniment.
then puncture them to capture the broth We greatly enjoyed dining at Din Tai
in the spoon. After savoring the broth, you Fung, which has an open kitchen allow-
pop the dumplings into your mouth. It’s ing those interested to observe the art of
almost a religious experience. dumpling-making.
One of my Shanghai food-critic col-
Next, we tried a dumpling stuffed with leagues noted that the price of the dump-
pork and hairy crab (it was hairy crab sea- lings at Din Tai Fung – which we thought
son and these fresh water crabs – a huge quite reasonable – “runs about 10 times
autumn delicacy in Shanghai – were fea- the going rate of a street-side stall.” While
tured on menus everywhere. It seemed that may be true, the high standard of
about as big of a deal as stone crab season these beauties was well worth it.
in Florida). Din Tai Fung has expanded globally in
recent years, so if you have no immediate
This dumpling apparently added the plans to visit China, you can find a branch
hairy crab roe and meat to the basic xiao
long bao. It was not my favorite.

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Making your wine last longer after the bottle’s open

By Dave McIntyre
The Washington Post

One of the biggest myths about wine It’s easy to use, and the slight hiss when There’s a caveat: The wine needs to be est. There’s no minimum price level that
is that it starts to fall apart the instant we I pull the rubber stopper from the bottle good to start with. A strong, healthy wine guarantees quality, unfortunately. We
open the bottle. is a reassuring sign that the vacuum has will not only survive a few days after open- need to find the good wines ourselves – an-
indeed protected the wine. But lately I’ve ing, but might even improve. other reason to consult your local retailer.
Sure, a really old wine may gasp and questioned whether even this simple step
die as soon as it touches air, but how often is necessary. This is a very informal, unscientific test Although the wine industry would
are we opening one of those? The maxim I use to evaluate wines to recommend in love to sell us those gadgets to preserve a
that oxygen is the enemy of wine, or that I’ve found that merely resealing the bot- this column. A well-made wine that tastes half-emptied bottle of wine, there are oth-
wine really wants to turn to vinegar, is ir- tle with its original cork or screw cap works as good or better two or three days after er options for those of us who just want a
relevant to us in our daily consumption of perfectly well in protecting the wine, at opening as it did when it was first opened glass or two at dinner. Cans, pouches and
wine, because the decay does not happen least for several days. This is true whether is demonstrating its quality. Poorly made boxed wines offer some f lexibility in por-
that fast. I leave the wine on my kitchen counter or wines tend to fall apart and accentuate tion sizing, and better-quality wines are
stick it in the refrigerator. Wines with screw their flaws. increasingly available in these formats.
And that’s a good thing, because many caps, which create a tight seal, can last for So the industry is finally packaging wine
of us do not finish a bottle every evening. weeks and still be good. This is another reason to search out to match the way many people drink it. 
I hear this all the time: One spouse drinks quality wines and not settle for the cheap-
beer, the other prefers wine. Or a wine
lover lives alone, but still wants to enjoy
a glass or two with dinner. Some people
show remarkable restraint in not finish-
ing a bottle in a single sitting.

If that’s you, the wine industry has some
gadgets it would like to sell you. From cans
of inert gas (nitrogen or argon) that you
squirt into the bottle to blanket the left-
over wine and protect it from oxygen, to
the popular Vacu Vin, rubber stoppers and
a pump that allow you to create a vacuum
that protects the wine for several days,
these products offer you peace of mind
that your leftover wine will be as pristine
when you return to it as it was when you
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I wrote about several of these gizmos
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IF NOT BY HOOK, THEN BY CROOK WEST NORTH EAST
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By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist KQ654 92 J873
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Albert Einstein said, “Nature hides her secrets because of her essential loftiness, but Q8 97643 K
not by means of ruse.”
SOUTH
Bridge experts sometimes hide their secrets by means of ruse — as in this week’s deal. K53
It was played by Australian junior international Andy Hung (South) and was described A 10
by Ron Klinger, that country’s most prolific writer-teacher-player. A Q 10
A J 10 5 2
East’s two-diamond opening showed a weak major two-suiter. (This gadget is becoming
increasingly popular in the tournament world.) Hung started with a takeout double, Dealer: East; Vulnerable: North-South
being a tad wary about his short holdings in the majors, but when West pre-empted to
three hearts, Hung bid three no-trump, hoping for the best. The Bidding:

After West led the heart king, and East encouraged with the three (upside-down SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
signals), what did declarer do? 2 Diamonds
Dbl. 3 Hearts Pass Pass LEAD:
South had eight winners: two spades, one heart, four diamonds and one club. Extra 3 NT Pass Pass Pass K Hearts
winners could have been established in clubs, but that involved losing the lead and,
presumably, watching the opponents run their hearts. Was there a possibility?

Hung found a play that would have occurred to almost no one. At trick two, he returned
the heart 10! Yes, West, given his partner’s signal at trick one, should have played low,
but he won with his queen and shifted to a spade.

Declarer won with dummy’s ace, cashed the diamonds, then played the ace and another
club. The heart suit was blocked, so the defenders took only one club and three hearts.

If South’s ruse had not worked, he would have rued not being in five — or, here, six! — clubs.

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3 Circular band (4) 2 Natural (8)
9 Lots of paper (5) 4 Musical dramas (6)
10 Not genuine (9) 5 Plot in advance (3-4)
11 Puzzle (5) 6 One-liners (4)
12 A station shop (9) 7 Russian ruler (4)
15 Pillar (6) 8 Burden (4)
17 Smooth out (eyebrows)(6) 13 Maintained firmly (8)
19 Illusion (9) 14 Acts as sub (6,2)
21 Trunk (5) 16 The Virgin Mary (7)
23 Proposes (9) 18 Shrewdness (6)
24 Find out (5) 20 Rosé colour (4)
25 Skin problem (4) 21 Story (4)
26 Norse god (4) 22 Authentic (4)

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ACROSS 106 Lemony cooler 61 Talked and talked The Washington Post
1 Cusack and Rivers 107 77 65 Imparting a false true to
6 “Co-starring ...” 114 Start of a Faulkner title 66 Salt Lake players
10 Slug, for example 115 Tall folks do it 67 “___ sow ...”
14 High one from Hingis 116 71 + 79 68 Eldest of the Pleiades
17 Classified info? 120 Marsh 69 Certain capture, in old chess
19 Mental morsel 121 Agreement
20 Aware of 122 Director Riefenstahl notation
21 Family Ties production 123 They’re in the army now 70 “Mio” intro
124 Work unit 71 Trade
company 125 Setting 72 Rice dish
22 78 126 Actor Morales 76 Inits. on some jets
24 Photographer Adams 127 “No turn ___” 77 Kelly’s possum
25 “Peace,” to Pasternak 79 Uh-uh, in Ulm
26 75 DOWN 80 Huguenot’s “huh?”
29 Wood whacker 1 Moonbeam carrier, 81 Extremely
32 Bible bk. 82 “___ a vacation”
33 Farm girls? in a song 83 Cup, in Caen
34 Fanny follower, 2 Lyric poem 86 N.Y.C. div.
in finance 3 Rainbow, for one 90 Driving force
35 Buy alternative 4 Lye formula, in chem. 91 Paint using dots
37 72 5 Great advances 92 Marner and Lapham
43 Collar 6 “As a man ___ a dish” (II 94 Conductor
45 Hero of The Knight Templar 96 Spanish article
46 “___ way!” Kings 21:13) 97 Like Robin’s men
47 Lili St. ___ 7 Day in Caesar lore 98 “___ gettin’ through to ya,
49 Norma Rae director Martin 8 Cranky infant, perhaps
50 Hinge part 9 “If this ___ an actual kid?”
53 Entrance hall 99 Year da Vinci was born
55 ___ San Lucas emergency ...” 100 With “school,”
56 73 10 Old gas-pump sound
60 Dollar bill image 11 Facto lead-in a teacher
62 Ancient Greek theaters 12 British gun 105 Sleeveless attire
63 Throw ___ 13 Part of a Chinese menu? 107 In there, at Fenway
14 Chopping centers 108 Exploitive one
(get really mad) 15 “Alice’s Restaurant” officer 109 Vocalist Tennille
64 The fruit of Chapman’s 16 Godzilla star Raymond 110 Houlihan portrayer
18 Slight lead 111 Head over there?
labors 20 Medieval merchants’ guild 112 Comedian Carvey
65 76 23 Not ajar 113 Not quite immediately
71 Malice 27 Gary’s place: abbr. 117 Rocky hill
73 With “ball,” a boardwalk 28 ___-jongg 118 Pal of George of the Jungle
29 Tocsin 119 Subject of Huxley’s The
game 30 Having desertlike conditions
74 Dog breed, Lhasa ___ 31 Jimi Hendrix’s “third stone Doors of Perception
75 Learns one’s lesson
78 74 from the sun” PUZZLE OF THE DECADE By Merl Reagle
84 Cry of regret 36 Bristle
85 Like a judge 38 All ears NEWLY RENOVATED! LIMITED OPENINGS!
87 First name in English tea 39 Cheer word
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89 Comrade 41 Modest reply
90 Shakespearean ensign 42 Danning, but not Shepherd .25 Single Includes tax $ .25 Family Includes tax
91 Govt. checks to those in 44 Jack Webb Marine drama of 1331 1757$

need 1957 9 Hole Facility Weekly Men’s & Ladies
93 Plays to the balcony 48 Took Greyhound Tournaments
95 70 51 In ___ (quickly) Designed by
101 Part of a South American 52 K-ration stuff Join our Ladies Golf Association
53 More clement “Joe Lee”
capital 54 Reversible name Take lessons from PGA/LPGA
102 Space 55 Fear or Horn Professional, Kathy Cassese
103 Literary boy detective 57 Gets the short end
104 Early man’s home 58 She’s a loaner, sometimes
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Riverside Theatre: Smokey Joe’s Café on the Moon Red, White & Blue Cel- fet, entertainment and auction. $85. 772-562-6877 of Art outreach programs, 3 p.m. at Marsh Island
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or Holmes for the Holidays thru Nov. 18. Coast Food Bank, with cocktails, dinner by Wild tion, 6 p.m. at Quail Valley River Club,
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River Land Trust, with cocktails, buffet dinner, danc- hosted by Indian River County Historical Society. School Celtic Club, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. ents Dance Vibrations: Hoedown to
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VB&IRC, with wine tasting, savory bites, designer Beach Marina, 3 p.m. procession followed by ing Foundation docks at western end of Alma Lee 14 Riverside Theatre Friends’ Fall Lun-
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