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Published by Vero Beach 32963 Media, 2018-08-02 14:26:18

08/03/2018 ISSUE 31

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August 3, 2018 | Volume 5, Issue 31 Newsstand Price: $1.00

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PAGE 8 8 B2POST-WAR PRINTS MAKE DINING REVIEW: PAGE B6
‘IMPRESSION’ AT MUSEUM 12A BUOY IN FT. PIERCE
SRMC SECURITY GUARD B8
PROTECTS AND SAVES

AMBERSAND BEACH BONANZA ... Indian River
proposing $50
copay for ER

Ambersand Beach’s biggest-ever house is being built by a man who appears to have won one of the largest lottery jackpots in history. See story, Page 12. PHOTO: BRUCE CADY By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer
[email protected]
LARGE POWER USERS POSE REAL THREAT TO VERO ELECTRIC DEAL
Even as lawyers research wheth-
By Lisa Zahner | Staff Writer & Light’s largest commercial cus- The Florida Industrial Power With hearings on the group’s er it’s legal for Indian River Medi-
[email protected] tomers, but Vero’s 34,000 unsus- Users Group (or FIPUG) object- complaint scheduled for Oct. 10 cal Center to charge poor people
pecting ratepayers had no clue ed to the Florida Public Service and 11 in Tallahassee, the hoped- copays, the hospital has decided
Somebody in charge of the the group wielding power to po- Commission’s proposed approv- for Oct. 1 sale closing date is out on an amount – $50 – that it wants
Vero Beach electric sale should tentially block them from getting al of the Vero deal on the basis it the window unless the FIPUG to get from people deemed med-
have known the $185 million low FPL rates come October even would unfairly take money out of challenge, plus three less credible ically indigent who come to the
deal was on a collision course existed until last week. FIPUG members’ pockets. Emergency Room with non-emer-
with a coalition of Florida Power CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 gencies.

INSIDE Laura Riding Jackson house is likely That amount is more than three
moving to Indian River State College times the maximum paid by Med-
NEWS 1-5 PETS 10 icaid patients and it includes no
DINING B8 By Samantha Baita | Staff Writer treatment – only an exam to deter-
HEALTH 6 GAMES B13 mine whether the patient’s com-
CALENDAR B16 The Laura Riding Jackson house, one of Indi- plaint is threatening to life or limb.
REAL ESTATE 11 an River County’s most historic and picturesque
B1 buildings, has likely found a new home on the Vero If the medical problem is
ARTS Beach campus of Indian River State College. deemed a non-emergency and
the patient chooses to go ahead
To advertise call: 772-559-4187 College Provost Casey Lunceford told Vero with treatment at the ER, they
For circulation or where to pick up Beach 32963 that “we are in the process of prepar- will be charged the full amount of
your issue call: 772-226-7925 ing a memorandum of understanding” that should care, “which could be in the thou-
go before the college Board of Trustees at its Au- sands of dollars,” George Eighmy,
gust or September meeting. “I’m excited about it,” Historic Laura Riding Jackson house at the ELC. hospital CFO, told the Hospital
he said. District Board at a recent Chair-
man’s Meeting. “And [the indigent
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 patient] would be responsible for
the entire bill.”
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CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

Boca hospital not joining
Vero in Cleveland Clinic

By Michelle Genz | Staff Writer
[email protected]

Boca Raton Regional Hospi-
tal, a hoped-for link in the future
Cleveland Clinic Florida expan-
sion that Indian River Medical
Center expects to be part of,
has chosen a different hospital
system, Miami-based Baptist
Health, as its potential merger

CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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LAURA RIDING JACKSON HOUSE a meeting to gather ideas and options sewer infrastructure; land-
from the public and was overwhelmed
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 with the positive response: “We have felt scaping at the new location;
alone – but we’re not,” said Stiefel. “There
Last year, the Laura Riding Jackson is so much support – it is a tribute to the and achieving ADA compli-
Foundation board was surprised and people of Vero Beach.”
dismayed to learn that the 118-year-old ance.
structure, one of the few remaining ex- Several governmental entities and pri-
amples of Florida Cracker architecture vate organizations offered support and If the college board of trust-
and home of the widely noted 20th Cen- relocation ideas. The college, via Lunc-
tury poet and environmentalist, would eford, was one of the most enthusiastic: ees approves the proposal as
have to be relocated from the site it had The Vero Beach campus of Indian River
occupied on the Environmental Learn- State College, he said, offers a conve- expected, the transportation
ing Center campus for a quarter century nient location, plenty of space, sufficient
to accommodate the Center’s multimil- parking and a venue compatible with the cost alone – moving the cen-
lion-dollar expansion project. home’s numerous historic and literary
associations. tury-old structure from south
The home was moved to the ELC cam-
pus years ago to save it from being de- “It’s ideal,” Lunceford said at the time. of the Wabasso Causeway to
molished, and the Foundation has since “We like the educational aspect. The west
paid $2,100 a year to the ELC, via a 5-year side of our campus is very open and nat- the West Vero Corridor on
renewable lease. At the ELC’s island lo- ural. Accessibility is not a problem. We
cation, the charming house served as a have the space, and we’d be glad to host State Road 60 – would run at
gathering place for well-attended literary [this important historic house].”
and educational events, and provided a least $150,000, Stiefel said. The
tangible example of sustainable architec- ELC leaders have been helpful as well.
ture and a sense of history on the other- Executive Director Molly Steinwald made board continues to seek fund-
wise modern campus. it clear the ELC expansion master plan
would indeed require all the campus’ ing though grants and other
With the current lease set to expire in acreage but said there was no immedi-
December, no funding on hand for the ate deadline for removing the house, and PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD avenues.
move, and no new location identified, in July, the learning center extended the
the fate of the house seemed precarious lease renewal deadline for a year, giving Of the potential partnership
when ELC leaders announced it did not the Foundation more time to finalize re-
fit into their plan for the Center’s future. location plans. is excited about the possibility of moving between the Foundation and the college,

After a January story in Vero Beach Foundation board member and Indi- the irreplaceable structure to the college Stiefel says: “There are lots of wonderful
32963 revealed the home’s plight, Foun- an River County’s first poet laureate Sean
dation President Marie Stiefel scheduled Sexton has said that being forced to relo- campus near the Indian River Mall. possibilities. The synergy is terrific.”
cate could well be blessing in disguise. He
Sexton said the college location would Lunceford shares Stiefel’s enthusiasm,

offer convenient access for visitors, seeing a significant benefit to the college

events and classes, along with a ready- in “the mission of education the Laura

made demographic focused on education Riding Jackson group brings to the table.”

and inclined to appreciate the home’s Stiefel’s ultimate vision for the house is

historic and literary value: In May, it was for it to become, someday, “a fully func-

named by the Florida Trust for Historic tioning author house museum, a place of

Preservation as among “the most threat- historical, environmental and literary sig-

ened historic properties in the state”; it’s nificance” such as the Hemingway House

also listed as a Friends of Libraries USA in Key West; Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’

Literary Landmark. home in Cross Creek; and Robert Frost’s

The Foundation board is now com- home in Vermont – “promoting literary

piling a list of expenses related to the programs that nurture passion for the

move, including painstakingly disassem- written word; a place of literary legacy

bling and then reassembling much of the and history, and a center for education

house; hooking up to electric, water and and personal growth through writing.” 

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THREAT TO ELECTRIC DEAL know FIPUG’s history and who he rep- the pressure of public opinion might be BOCA NOT JOINING CLEVELAND
resents. brought to bear on those members and if
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 they knew how much they were potential- CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
“Utilities typically do not challenge who ly hurting the larger Vero Beach commu-
objections filed by local opponents to the our members are, because over the years nity, they might be persuaded to yank the partner. That leaves Martin Health’s three
sale, are dropped. they have an understanding that we repre- objection so the sale could proceed. hospitals, two in Stuart and one in Port
sent large users of electricity,” Moyle said. St. Lucie’s Tradition, to join Indian River
“The reason we are pursuing this is be- As speculation swirled last week about Medical Center in the Cleveland family if
cause we are concerned about FPL rate- Sometimes FIPUG loses and gets its ob- which if any local corporations might be- negotiations here go as expected.
payers and FIPUG members being asked jections flat-out denied, but sometimes long to FIPUG, FPL spokesperson Sarah
to pay for an acquisition adjustment of Moyle and other industry groups or large Gatewood said FPL had been told that Cleveland Clinic and IRMC this week
$200 million,” Moyle said, citing figures in commercial customers are able to eke out Piper Aircraft was a member, but Piper of- missed what had been a tentative July
the PSC’s staff report alleging FPL is paying last-minute concessions from FPL, Tampa ficials flatly denied that. deadline for a definitive agreement. But
too much for the Vero system. Electric or other companies. on an encouraging note, Indian River
“To be clear, Piper Aircraft is not affiliat- Hospital District trustees have been asked
FPL contends the deal is a major win- The group, shadowy or not, seems to be ed with the Florida Industrial Power Users to make their vacation schedules known
win for everyone and that it was “carefully an ever-present fly in FPL’s ointment, but Group and does not support their objec- through August.
crafted” to not negatively impact custom- why would huge companies like paper tives in seeking to block this sale. Piper be-
ers across the state. and lumber mills, cement manufacturers, lieves that the advantages provided by FPL That’s because any agreement must be
chemical companies, retail chains and should be made available to all of those reviewed by trustees in a meeting that re-
According to extensive public record, soft drink giants be interested in the Vero within Indian River County and not solely quires 10 days advance public notice. The
FIPUG challenges FPL and other inves- electric sale? It’s all about the precedent, those represented by the Florida Industrial Hospital District, established by the state
tor-owned utilities just about every time according to Moyle. Power Users Group,” said Piper Senior Di- legislature, is a taxing district and must
they mount a rate case or ask the Florida rector of Marketing and Communications operate in accordance with Florida’s Gov-
Public Service Commission to allow them “We doubt that this is the last time a Jacqueline Carlon, who underscored Pip- ernment in the Sunshine laws.
to book the costs of a new power plant, so- muni (municipal-owned electric utility) er’s pro-sale position.
lar facility or technology and wrap that in- will be purchased by an investor-owned Cleveland Clinic attorneys have moved
vestment into the rates of FPL’s 4.9 million utility,” Moyle said. “We are focused on the “Piper Aircraft is a proud manufacturer on from examining the workings of the
customers. merits of the case regarding the acquisi- of seven different models of aircraft and Vero hospital to reviewing issues involv-
tion adjustment; that the acquisition ad- an employer of nearly 1,000 individuals in ing the Hospital District, which owns the
FIPUG acts very publicly – challenging justment is something that should be fairly Indian River County, Florida. As such, op- hospital buildings and land on behalf of
decisions via the Florida Public Service considered.” erating costs are a key focus for our com- county taxpayers. Because the deal pro-
Commission’s objection processes and pany and Piper Aircraft supports the sale posed with Cleveland Clinic involves two
also appealing matters directly to the Flor- Moyle takes the PSC to task for not delv- of Vero Beach Utilities to FPL,” Carlon said. nonprofits, it would be in the form of a
ida Supreme Court – but internally, FIPUG ing into an evidentiary hearing and calling member substitution, not an outright
operates largely in the shadows. Its mem- upon experts to testify in defense of FPL’s The next step in the PSC process is a sta- sale, and will require revisions to the lease
ber list is secret, and its finances are not numbers. FPL claims that the addition of tus hearing scheduled for Oct. 3 to check the District currently has with IRMC’s
subject to public record requests. Its board Vero’s customers to its system will yield on various deadlines objecting parties management company.
of directors is not known, if it even has a net-positive financial benefits in the long and FPL must meet to keep the hearing on
board of directors. run for its existing base of ratepayers. FI- track to begin Oct. 10.  CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
PUG contends this is not the case.
Attorney Jon C. Moyle Jr. is the prima- A Common Sense Business
ry face of FIPUG, and he denied Vero The Florida Office of Public Counsel Approach for our School System.
Beach 32963’s request Monday for a also criticized FPL’s numbers, as did the
member list. Moyle said FIPUG’s private PSC staff and Chairman Art Graham, but • Educator with over 2000 hours of classroom experience
internal business is private, period. “We a majority of the five-person panel sided • Florida Dept. of Education Volunteer of the Year
have a practice of not naming members,” with FPL.
he said. When asked to characterize his • Parent of a 7th grader at Storm Grove Middle School
membership by industry, he said only, On June 5, the PSC voted 3-2 to approve • 4O years of a successful business career
“We represent large users of electric that the Vero electric sale, complete with a
typically use energy on a 24/7 basis, some $116.2 million cost adjustment above the • Increase the oversight of the Superintendent
365 days a year.” book value of the utility under the prem- • Retain our teachers by enforcing the discipline policy
ise that the $185 million purchase price
A Tallahassee native and University constitutes “extraordinary circumstances” H: (772) 794-1327 I C: (786) 512-7017
of Florida law school graduate practic- due to Vero’s 61 percent of customers out- www.randyheimler.com
ing utilities and government law for 31 side the city limits and Vero’s neighbors’
years, Moyle took over for FIPUG’s found- morass of legal and regulatory challenges Paid for by Randy Heimler for School Board District 4
er, the late Tampa-based attorney John prompted by rate disparities of more than
McWhirter, who, after operating a success- 30 percent.
ful law practice in Tallahassee and else-
where, established FIPUG to advocate for The PSC voted to allow FPL to absorb
the economic interests of Florida’s largest that adjustment without hitting Vero cus-
commercial electric consumers. tomers with a surcharge. Moyle claims his
members who pay FPL commercial and
Moyle is a registered lobbyist with the demand rates will bear the brunt of that
State of Florida, and records show that, $116.2 million, plus the loss of return on
in addition to FIPUG, he represents the that investment, the full impact on FPL’s
Florida Inland Navigation District, Waste base totaling more than $200 million.
Management, the Florida State Universi-
ty Board of Directors, Woodbury Health Indian River Shores Mayor Tom Slater
Products, Wheelabrator Technologies and expressed his frustration with the FIPUG
the Children’s Services Council of Palm challenge, saying he felt they are trying
Beach County. to prevent other large users of power in
Vero from having the same playing field.
Moyle, who has served as chief litigator “They’ve been enjoying low rates all along,
for FIPUG for more than a decade, said the but they don’t want anyone else to get
clout of his FIPUG members rarely comes those rates,” Slater said
under scrutiny when he files protests of
proposed rate hikes or regulatory actions. Slater pointed out that Indian River
Though there is no public list of members, Medical Center alone is expected to save
he said, the courts and regulatory agencies $700,000 per year on FPL after the deal
closes. Slater suggested that if the public
knew which companies belong to FIPUG,

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BOCA NOT JOINING CLEVELAND is their only experience in Florida, is not they have had to develop is a brand-new tion of at least part of the hospital’s treat-
a safety net hospital, so they have other policy ... which I think is all positive. I ha- ment costs for the medically indigent.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 hospitals that they can refer [patients] to ven’t seen it, but it is to take care [of the The cost of that care totaled around $7.5
for indigent care and that kind of thing. It poor] as we have or better. But I want to million this year, when the millage rate
In addition, the policy covering the has taken them time to come to grips with see it.” for the District was .8894.
charity care Cleveland Clinic provides to the fact that we are a safety net hospital,
poor patients must be redrawn, District that there is no alternative for people in The delay has left the District in limbo “I would point out that the biggest
Chairman Marybeth Cunningham told our community. with its 2018-2019 budget, which is due to amount of increase in this is for IRMC,”
the board at its Wednesday Chairman’s be finalized in September. said Jones. If, with Cleveland’s contribu-
meeting. Originally, it was thought that “Their [Weston] policy doesn’t work for tion, that falls to $5 million, the millage
Cleveland Clinic Weston’s policy would us, so [a new policy] has to be developed,” Last week, Board treasurer Allen Jones rate would drop to .78, he said. “And if it
apply to all its future Florida hospitals. said Cunningham, who is representing convinced the board to OK an increase in turns out to be less than that, then it falls
the District Board at large in the dealings the millage rate to .9405 as the trustees, even further.”
“It’s probably one of the most critical is- with Cleveland to date. “We’ve had a lot of who are elected or appointed by the gov-
sues,” said Cunningham. “Weston, which meetings to get them to understand what ernor, try to define their mission in light “I do believe we will have enough defi-
of Cleveland Clinic’s expected assump- nition on where we’re going before the
September vote to be able to adjust it,”
said Cunningham.

The budget and property tax rate will
be discussed again in August and Sep-
tember.

Boca Regional, a nonprofit like Cleve-
land Clinic, until its decision to go in an-
other direction last week would have been
the largest in what the Ohio-based system
envisions as a Cleveland Florida division.
It has 400 beds and a large teaching pro-
gram with Florida Atlantic University.

The committee charged last June with
making the choice for Boca Regional’s fu-
ture partner considered 12 hospital sys-
tems before narrowing the field to Baptist
and Cleveland. The Boca Regional board
of trustees made the final decision.

“While this was a most difficult choice,
one that was between two of the finest
healthcare providers in the country, our
Trustees believe Baptist is the best fit for
Boca Regional,” Boca Regional CEO Jerry
Fedele said in announcing the decision.

Cleveland Clinic offered this comment
through media relations manager Tora
Vinci. “We appreciate Boca Raton Region-
al Hospital for the opportunity to partici-
pate in this process. While disappointing,
we remain optimistic about our growth
opportunities in Florida and continue
discussions with Indian River Medical
Center and Martin Health System.”

Baptist Health, already the largest
health system in south Florida with 2,251
beds, will become a 10-hospital system if
the deal with Boca goes through. Its flag-
ship, Baptist Hospital, snatched the top
U.S. News rating in the state away from
Cleveland Clinic Weston last year for hos-
pitals in Palm Beach, Broward and Mi-
ami-Dade counties. This year’s ratings are
due later this month.

Boca would be Baptist’s third hospital
in Palm Beach County. Last year, it ac-
quired Bethesda Health’s two hospitals in
Boynton Beach.

Cleveland Clinic has none, and with no
certificate of need to build its own hospi-
tal, it has made clear it intends to partner
with an existing one.

Boca is one of two that are not already
part of a larger system; Jupiter Medical
Center is the other, and it has said it in-
tends to remain independent.

Cleveland’s last-minute back-and-
forth with Boca may have contributed to
the delay in reaching a definitive agree-
ment with Indian River. 

Serving mainland Indian River County VeroNews/Sebastian River News | LOCAL NEWS August 3, 2018 5

$50 ER COPAY tion Act passed by Congress in 2005. care was charging,” answered CEO Davis. of a deterrent than lower copays generally
Along with not significantly deterring pa- “It has to hurt a little bit,” said Deigl, who found ineffective in studies.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
tients from coming to the ER with non-emer- is on the hospital’s emergency department He also said he feels “there are better an-
The hospital is banking that the emotion- gencies, the Medicaid copays, ranging from diversion committee. swers” and that he is researching them fur-
al jolt of a $50 copay to an already sick or $3 to $15, proved expensive to administer. ther before presenting them to the board.
injured person would keep them away from IRMC officials are braced for exactly that. It took Miranda Hawker of the Health In the meantime, he wants to support CEO
the emergency department next time. The process Eighmy described would in- Department, who works daily with poor Davis, who he said has personally taken on
volve new hires not only as navigators but in patients, to note the danger in such a pen- the hospital’s problem-plagued ER, and so
In the optimal scenario, according to billing and social services, and he admits the alty. “What I worry about is the potential far appears to be achieving significant im-
Eighmy, patient navigators would connect plan would cost the hospital money. “If this that they have a condition that they do have provement. The issue of the legality of the
the non-emergency patient to low-cost goes through, we will be taking a financial to treat and now they’re afraid to go to the copay is being reviewed by the same attor-
primary care physicians at Treasure Coast hit, but I think it’s important,” said Eighmy. Emergency Department because they might neys working on the deal with Cleveland
Community Health, Whole Family Health incur a fee,” Hawker told the board. Clinic. The board expects to have an answer
Center or the Health Department. The Hospital District covers the health- by its next meeting, later this month. 
care of any uninsured resident of the coun- After the meeting, District Board treasurer
Interim hospital CEO Karen Davis made ty, including undocumented immigrants, if Allen Jones said the $50 copay may be more
the $50 sum known to the Hospital District they earn 150 percent or less of federal pov-
board last week after months of meetings erty guidelines; the District is considering
over how to combat the crowded Emergen- raising that percentage to 200.
cy Room.
Cleveland Clinic, which is slated to take
The charge seems intended more as a control of the hospital later this year, is cur-
bluff than an actual fee since the hospital rently working out its own new policy for
has no intention of going after people who indigent care after learning that IRMC func-
don’t pay on the spot, Eighmy said. “It would tions as a so-called safety-net hospital that
be written off as a no-pay,” he said. takes patients other hospitals won’t cover,
apart from stabilizing them after their arriv-
Presumably, that would not be explained al in the ER.
to the patients. Instead, they will be told that
if they go on to a different healthcare pro- The proposed copay at IRMC would go
vider for their malady, the $50 fee would be toward the cost of screening the non-emer-
waived or refunded. An expanded navigator gency patient, not for any actual treatment.
staff would intervene with the patient, guid- Eighmy described the process to trustees:
ing them through a list of providers. “When a patient walks through the door,
medical screening will assess the patient, di-
“That’s the best framework we would agnose the patient and determine the level
have,” Eighmy said. of treatment. If the patient is determined to
be non-emergency, they go over to our fi-
But the copay is still in question. nancial counselors.”
The proposal has stalled over a clause in
the Hospital District’s rules listed within a Those advisers find out if the patient has
Special Act passed by the legislature. That private or public insurance (Medicaid and
clause reads “the indigent sick shall be enti- Medicare are public insurance), or if they
tled to medical care without charge, subject are “self-pay” intending to pay on their own.
to the rules and regulations prescribed by
said board of trustees,” and goes on to say, “If they are determined to be District-el-
“such board may collect from patients fi- igible, we would say, ‘There’s a $700 screen-
nancially able such charges as such board of ing exam fee.’ Based on that, the District
trustees may, from time to time, establish.” normally pays about 12 percent of charges,
Prior to the Chairman’s Meeting where so that comes to $87, of which you would
Eighmy explained the plan, the board be responsible for $50. If you want to have
learned that its attorney, Jennifer Peshke, treatment, you have to pay $50 and then you
had reviewed the clause and determined the would incur charges which could be in the
copay was legal. But District Trustee Tracy thousands of dollars and you would be re-
Zudans asked for outside counsel to give a sponsible for the entire bill.”
second opinion on the matter.
The hospital is pushing for the copay to The counselors will then suggest treat-
solve an overcrowding problem at the ER, ment at a different location besides the hos-
typically caused by patients coming in for pital. “And as a further incentive, we would
routine or other non-emergency care be- be willing to waive the $50 if they are willing
cause they have no insurance or money to to go see the doctor,” Eighmy went on.
pay a doctor’s office. With a navigator pro-
gram already in place and funded by the At that point, even the strongest copay
District, indigent patients are still using the supporter, Karen Deigl, seemed confused.
ER for primary care, hospital officials say. “Why would you be charging the fee to be-
The problem is widespread at hospitals gin with?” she asked. “They’ve done what
around the country. Many approaches have they need to do.
been tried elsewhere, from 24/7 call lines to
help people determine whether they have “They came through the emergency
a true emergency, to opening hospital-run room, that’s set, and that’s an obligation:
urgent care and primary care centers steps they owe the $50 to the hospital. We would
away from the ER. ask for it, and then they don’t have it, and we
Multiple studies show that copays, also re- would bill it. If they could prove [they went
ferred to as financial penalties or cost-shar- to a doctor], we would reverse it. That’s an
ing, have not had much success reducing added wrinkle.”
crowded conditions in hospital emergency
departments since they were first allowed “When we were talking originally about
for Medicaid patients by the Deficit Reduc- the hospital copay, we were talking about a
very minimal copay,” said Trustee Michael
Weiss. “Fifty dollars is lot of money if you’re
indigent. That’s not $5.”

“It had to be higher than what primary

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Hospital’s dietitians battle epidemic of malnutrition

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer and are losing weight, but not knowing why,”
[email protected] says Robinson, the hospital’s clinical nutri-
tion manager.
Sebastian River Medical Center regis-
tered dietitians Brittany Robinson and And the problem is not confined to the
Laurie Beebe just dropped a bombshell on Treasure Coast.
this Mecca for retirees.
Becker’s Hospital Review reported in May
Malnutrition, they say, is far more com- that, nationwide, up to “50 percent of all pa-
monplace on the Treasure Coast than most tients are malnourished upon admission to
people realize – especially among hospital a hospital.”
patients in general and seniors in particular.
A second article in the same publication
“I would say 70 percent of our patient pop- states “the impact of malnutrition will no
ulation are patients that aren’t eating be- doubt become more prevalent as the popu-
cause they’re sick or have decreased energy lation ages and has more chronic diseases.

SRMC dieticians Laurie Beebe
and Brittany Robinson.

PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE

About half of all U.S. adults – 117 million patients with kidney disease, diabetes, heart
people – have one or more chronic health disease and wounds as being among the
condition, according to the Centers for Dis- prime candidates for the Sebastian hospital’s
ease Control. As this group ages, they are at medical nutrition therapy program or MNT.
even higher risk for poor nutrition.”
MNT is an evidence-based medical ap-
Becker’s also takes aim at the economic proach to treating certain chronic conditions
impact of malnutrition in hospital patients. through the use of individually-tailored nu-
“The consequences of malnutrition,” it says, trition plans – ordered and approved by a pri-
“can include longer hospital stays, more fre- mary care physician – and implemented by
quent readmissions, increased costs of care registered dietitians like Robinson and Beebe.
and higher risk of complications such as
pressure ulcers, infections and falls.” The National Institutes of Health calls
MNT “critical for patients with chronic kidney
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refer patients to a registered dietitian,” since When it’s best to donate your blood to yourself
MNT can “delay chronic kidney disease’s pro-
gression, prevent or treat complications and By Fred Cicetti | Columnist
improve the patient’s quality of life.”
Q. Is it possible to donate your own blood
“Another really common diagnosis to yourself?
here,” Beebe interjects, “is congestive heart
failure. And if people don’t watch their so- Yes you can. This is called “autologous” ishes the fluid lost from donation in about • A Rh-positive, 31 percent
dium intake, they can come in month after blood donation. It’s done in the weeks be- 24 hours. The red blood cells that are lost • A Rh-negative, 6 percent
month after month because when they eat fore non-emergency surgery. The blood are generally replaced in a few weeks. • B Rh-positive, 9 percent
a lot of salt, that holds fluid in and it just is stored until the operation. Autologous Whole blood can be donated once every • B Rh-negative, 2 percent
starts swelling up … making it difficult to donation is most often employed in sur- eight weeks. • AB Rh-positive, 3 percent
breathe.” gery on bones, blood vessels, the urinary • AB Rh-negative, 1 percent
tract and the heart, when the likelihood of What is the most common blood type? In an emergency, anyone can receive
And then there are cancer patients. transfusion is high. The approximate distribution of blood type O red blood cells, and type AB indi-
According to Beebe, “cancer is a big one. types in the U.S. population is below. Dis- viduals can receive red blood cells of any
Lots of people come in and one of the symp- This form of blood donation is good for tribution may be different for specific ra- ABO type. Therefore, people with type O
toms of cancer is a huge, quick weight loss. So the patient, but it’s beneficial to society, cial and ethnic groups. blood are known as “universal donors,”
we’re trying to get them strengthened up so too. • O Rh-positive, 39 percent and those with type AB blood are known as
that they can go through radiation, chemo- • O Rh-negative, 9 percent “universal recipients.” 
therapy or whatever their treatments are and People over the age of 69 require half of
just to get a little stronger again.” all whole blood and red blood cells trans-
Robinson adds “a large part of what we fused, according to the National Blood
do is educating people, so that when they go Data Resource Center (NBDRC). Giving
home they understand how to read labels and blood to yourself cuts down on the demand
go grocery shopping and stick to their recom- for blood.
mendations – whether it’s for diabetes, kidney
disease, cancer or congestive heart failure. Typically, each donated unit of blood, re-
“We recommend people eat foods they ferred to as whole blood, is separated into
like. We’ve never told somebody there’s multiple components, such as red blood
something you have to eat. But we do en- cells, plasma, platelets, and antihemophil-
courage people to find things from a list ic factor, for transfusion to individuals with
we provide of what they can have and eat different needs.
things that they enjoy.”
And while Robinson jokingly interjects With an aging population and advanc-
“I find that men particularly don’t like es in medical treatments requiring blood
vegetables at any age,” these two often transfusions, the demand for blood is in-
have bigger fish to fry. Or, more accurately, creasing. On any given day, more than
cooking lessons to teach. 40,000 units of red blood cells are needed.
“I have one lady,” Beebe explains, “who
didn’t know you could cook chicken a dif- Volunteers donate almost all the blood
ferent way than frying it. Her parents fried transfused in the United States. Using cur-
it, she fried it and she said, ‘There’s anoth- rent screening and donation procedures,
er way to cook chicken? Tell me about it so a growing number of blood banks have
I can do it.’” found blood donation by seniors to be safe
Whether it’s exploring new cooking op- and practical; if you’re a geezer, you proba-
tions, employing herbs and other season- bly can help the cause.
ings in lieu of salt or any other nutrition-re-
lated topic or technique, highly-trained To be eligible to donate blood, a person
registered dietitians like Beebe and Robin- must be in good health. In general, donors
son can help open doors to a healthier life. must weigh at least 110 pounds. Most blood
banks have no upper age limit. Donors are
Robinson and Beebe are part of the medical screened for AIDS, hepatitis, other diseas-
nutrition therapy program at the Sebastian es, and other possible problems.
River Medical Center at 13695 U.S. 1. The hos-
pital’s phone number is 772-589-3186.  Adult males have about 12 pints of blood
in their circulation and adult females have
about nine pints. The donor’s body replen-

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Highly skilled SRMC security guard protects and saves

By Tom Lloyd | Staff Writer bathroom,” Ferraro recalls. “While I was SRMC security guard wait. But he was really stumbling on his way
[email protected] washing my hands, I heard a nurse in the next Matt Ferraro. out so I followed him. He fell on the way to
room say, ‘Oh my God’ and then kind of just a his truck and then he got back to his feet.
Hospital security guards are often de- coughing – almost like a gargling sound. PHOTO BY DENISE RITCHIE
scribed in online ads as “someone who does “So I’m just following him to make sure
not provide treatment to patients, but is a very “I thought maybe she was talking on the afraid that maybe I hurt her, or if what I did he doesn’t get in his truck, but he does, and
visible hospital employee, often greeting pa- phone at first, or something. Maybe arguing didn’t work, so but apparently it did.” then starts it. And then I hear one of the
tients when they enter the facility. Their main or joking with somebody and laughing. But nurse supervisors say, ‘Get his keys.’ [But]
duty is to protect people, property and infor- when I walked out, she was all red in the face Ferraro was able to help the nurse be- he backs out really fast.”
mation as well as the hospital’s reputation.” and pushing things all over the place. There cause he had taken a Basic Lifesaving
was coffee all over the floor and on her shirt. Course before being hired by the hospital. At the same time, two people were walk-
Sebastian River Medical Center security She had tried to flush whatever it was that was According to the American Heart Asso- ing across the lot, in the path of the im-
guard Matt Ferraro more than lives up to lodged in her throat, but because it blocked it, ciation, the BLS course “trains people to paired man’s vehicle.
that description, especially the part about all the coffee just came out of her mouth. promptly recognize life-threatening emer-
protecting people. gencies and give high-quality chest com- “I jumped on the step of his truck and
“She was really, really red and panicking, pressions,” like cardiopulmonary resusci- cut the wheel and hit the brakes and took
In the span of less than a month, Ferra- so for a second I thought maybe I should get tation (CPR) and the Heimlich maneuver. his keys,” Ferraro says.
ro hopped onto a moving truck to prevent a paramedic from the emergency room but
a medically impaired driver from running then I remembered that I was BLS (basic Ferraro, it seems, was a good student. That was another good decision, accord-
over two nurses in the parking lot and, a life support) certified so I figured I would “I actually paid for that [course] before I ing to Jason Redding, the hospital’s director
few weeks later, leapt into action in a hos- just do it and get a paramedic after.” came here,” Ferraro explains. “The job actu- of emergency services. “Matt took immediate
pital break room to prevent an emergency ally didn’t require that but I got it on my own and decisive actions to prevent an intoxicated
room nurse from choking to death, using It was a good decision. accord. It was a $35 investment that paid off.” person from running over an elderly pedestri-
training he paid for out of his own pocket. “I made sure I got one proper thrust and A few weeks earlier, this young native an and a staff member,” says Redding.
I managed to dislodge it. It didn’t come New Yorker had to take on what may have
“Patient and staff safety are our No. 1 out but it did dislodge and she was able to been an even scarier task in the hospital “Matt was able to detain the driver un-
priority at Sebastian River Medical Center,” swallow whatever it was she was choking parking lot. til police arrival. The pedestrian credited
says hospital president Kelly Enriquez. “On on. And she looked up and said, ‘I’m OK.’” “A man almost backed over two people,” Matt’s actions with saving her from being
two separate occasions, Matt’s expert skills Discretion being the better part of valor, says Ferraro, “and I had to jump in his car and hit by the vehicle.”
and quick responsiveness saved lives. We Ferraro immediately set off to get one of stop him from backing over them and leaving.
are appreciative to have him on our team.” the hospital’s paramedics to come check “It was a man who was leaving under the That’s a good deal more than just greet-
out the now not-choking ER nurse. influence AMA (against medical advice),” ing patients, protecting property and being
Like most emergencies, the choking in- Almost blushing, Ferraro adds, “I was Ferraro explains. “We were trying to find visible. 
cident came when it was least expected. him a ride and I guess he was reluctant to

“I went into the break room to use the



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Bonz bedazzled by Branco, the Portie Water Dog

Hi Dog Buddies! “You’re not Woofin’ about that! So tell tuguese fishing boat dog, way out in the ancestors had, so they could swim faster,
me about the competitions.” ocean, swimmin’ fearlessly through the without a lotta heavy wet hair draggin’ ’em
This week I yapped with Branco Cham- wind an waves, carryin’ a real important down, but still keepin’ their chests warm.
bers, a han-some, athletic Portuguese Wa- “As you probly know, Porties are in the message that HAS to be delivered or it’ll be This is called a Lion Trim. It’s s’pose to
ter Dog who comes from a line of champi- Workin’ Group. We always HAFTA have a curtains for the free world.” make me look strong an regal. Whaddya
ons and followed in their pawsteps. But he job. Our ancestors worked for Portuguese think?” He sat up straight and put a Very
isn’t a Snobnose at all. fishermen, guarding the boats an nets in “Woof, Branco, you sure do get into it.” Serious Expression on his face.
port, retrievin’ stuff that fell overboard, “Yup. It works, too. I almost al-
Branco an his liddle step-brother Jaeg- “I think you look like a Rock Star. Defi-
ger came up for Wag-an-Sniffs. Then we all Branco ways win. I don’t wanna brag, but I was one nitely Top Dog. Do you still compete?”
settled in. of the youngest Portuguese Water Dogs
PHOTO: GORDON RADFORD ever to earn a water title in competition. I “No. I’m kInda getting Up There. But I
“It’s great to meet you Bonz. May I call was only 6 months old. I’m a Master Agility still practice an stay in shape, eat raw veg-
you Bonz? I feel like I know you cuz we al- and carryin’ messages from boat to boat. Champion, too. That’s running over, un- gies and fruit an chiggen. I still belong to
ways read your column.” They’d leap off the boats and swim, swim, der, around an through stuff as fast as you the Vero Beach Agility Club, an me an Mom
swim. They hadda be strong an fearless. can.” run a mile anna half every day. Plus, now
“Well, thanks, Branco. Sure, Bonz is Plus, they also herded fish.” I’m doing something that’s just as fun, an
fine.” I’d been noticin’ Branco’s haircut. Very I ackshully think it’s more important than
“Shut the doghouse door! Are you woof- On Trend. Lotsa wavy hair from sniffer fame an glory.”
He introduced his Mom, Lori, an Jae- in’ me right now?” to shoulders, real full around his head an
gger, a mix who was totally rockin’ a man shoulders, and super short from shoulders “No Woof? What?”
bun. “Me an Jaegger are best frens,” Branco “No woof! They’d swim in circles around to caboose. I asked about it. “See, Mom doesn’t teach just pooches,
said. “I always protect my liddle bro. He’s the fish an ackshully herd ’em toward the she also teaches people. She’s what’s called
just three anna half. He’d be lost without boats. So that’s kinda what we do in our wa- “This is sorta like the original cut our a Special Ed teacher, an her students have
me. An, dog, can he swim. He thinks he’s a ter competitions, except the herdin’ part: Difficult Circumstances. So she thought I
Portie, too.” we don’t use ackshull fishing boats, tho. DON’T BE SHY might be able to help ’em by lettin’ ’em read
The trainer (Mom) rows us out in the water stories to me. Some other dogs do it, Mom
I opened my notebook. “I can’t wait to on a liddle boaty/rafty thing and another We are always looking for pets told me, and since I am well-behaved and
hear about your competition background boaty/rafty thing goes out with just hu- with interesting stories. frenly, an I love liddle humans, I agreed.
an your histry.” mans. Mom throws a pouch into the water Well, Bonz, it was wunnerful! The kids sat
and, when I get the signal, I take a flying To set up an interview, email in a circle around me, an you wouldn’t
“Stop me if I yap too fast. Mom’s been leap off the boaty/rafty thing and swim to [email protected] buh-LEAVE how many pats an tummy rubs
training Porties for a long time. She taught it, grab it, an swim to the other boaty/rafty I got. They were laughing and all happy.
me evrything I know. She had two Porties thing and one of the humans takes it. Then They took turns readin’ to me and showing
before me, both AKC champs. Buh-lieeve I swim back to Mom. We hafta show we’re me the picksures, even. Sometimes they’d
me, I had big paws to fill. BIG! Bacchus, my eager, intense, pawsome swimmers and hold my paw. I coulda spent the whole day
half brother, won so many trophies an rib- retrievers. I always pretend I’m on a Por- with ’em. They even wrote letters to me
bons an medals you can’t even count ’em. later. There was this one liddle girl who
had never, ever, ever read in the circle. Not
“After he went to Dog Heaven, an Mom even one word. But one day, when it was
finally felt up to it, she wanted a puppy her turn and Mom gently passed the book
from the same pooch dad. Well, there’s this to her, she put her hand on my fluffy paw.
innersting thing humans figured out how And began to read. Honestly, Bonz, just
to do: they saved special puppy-making thinkin’ I had helped a liddle human have
stuff from our Dad an used it to make more con-fuh-dunce is better than the best blue
puppies. So that’s how I came along. That ribbon I ever got, you know?”
was 12 years ago.” “I think I do, Branco.” I wiped my eyes
with my paw. “I think I do.”
“Woof! I never heard of that! That’s Ma-
jorly Cool Dog Biscuits!” I exclaimed. The Bonz

“I KNOW! Right? Anyway, I guess I got all
the Portie skills my Dad an Bacchus had,
cuz, with Mom’s training, I’ve done pretty
well.”

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Ambersand’s largest home now under construction

By Steven M. Thomas | Staff Writer On the day he picked up his winnings, 13090, paying $2.175 million in cash in a He immediately commissioned a soil test,
[email protected] Buxton hid his face from photographers transaction handled by a Brevard broker. that was reported back in October with a
behind a large symbolic check and told thumbs-up for construction.
The largest house by far that has ever California Lottery officials he planned to After he bought the three lots next door
risen in Ambersand is being built on an set up a charitable foundation focusing on to his current house, Buxton applied to the The Florida Department of Environ-
ocean-to-river lot two miles south of the county property appraiser’s office to com- mental Protection gave its approval early
Sebastian Inlet, apparently by a very pri- “pediatric health, child hunger and educa-
vate man who appears to have won one of tion.” bine them into a single tax role parcel that PHOTO BY BRUCE CADY
the largest lottery jackpots in history. totals 4.82 acres. More than two-thirds of
The Buxtons must have found Amber- that property is part of the river bottom, in 2016, issuing a permit on Feb. 12.
Situated, like all houses in Ambersand, sand congenial because, one year after classified as “submerged lands.” Buxton filed a Notice of Commence-
on the east side of A1A, the 18,810-square- buying the house at 13090 A1A, in August
foot poured-concrete and concrete-block 2015, they bought the three lots south of Buxton seems to have bought the lots ment, which had to do with site work, in
fortress will have seven bedrooms – in- with the big house project already in mind. March 2016, and a flurry of applications
cluding a 2,100-square-foot master suite – and permits continued throughout the next
nine bathrooms and two massive garages. year, including permits from the county,

Construction began in April 2017 and
the shell is now complete, stretching for
120 feet along the scenic state highway on
the north island, with the finished roofing
material in place and windows ready to be
installed.

The three-story home is being built for
Barton Raymond Buxton, according to
county records and other sources. Buxton
could not be reached to comment on the
house, but the history of project is spelled
out in detail in 170 pages of county build-
ing department records and other public
documents.

Buxton and his wife Cynthia arrived in
Ambersand in August 2014, when they
bought the home immediately north of
the house under construction, paying $2.1
million for a three-story, 6,500-square-foot
residence that sits on a 1.35-acre lot at
13090 Highway A1A.

Four months earlier, a California res-
ident with the identical name and with a
wife named Cynthia had come forward
on April Fool’s day to reveal himself as
the winner of $425 million in the Febru-
ary 2014 Powerball Lottery. He collected a
$242-million lump sum check.

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The island is only 400 feet wide at the be entered via the front exterior steps and
site and the maximum elevation is just 3 porch that are visible from A1A and lead to
feet above sea level. Instead of bringing in the front door.
a mountain of fill to raise the home safely
above a 100-year storm surge, the house The third floor can be reached via the
was designed, like most others in Amber- elevator, a grand semi-circular front stair-
case or a utilitarian back staircase.

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The first level of the house includes two ing in ocean, river, island, inlet and every-
large garages, each one approximately thing else for many miles around.
2,000 square feet – the size of an average
3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-car garage house – Environmentalist and north island res-
and another 2,000 square feet of storage ident Bob Bruce said the Ambersand area
space. was originally intended for ramshackle
An elevator goes up from the ground fish camps. More recently, a scheme was
level to the second floor, which includes floated to fill the shallow edge of the la-
a 2,000-square-foot great room, the goon 1000 feet out to build condomini-
2,100-square-foot master bedroom suite, ums. The organization that became Peli-
four en suite guest rooms, a small parlor can Island Audubon Society was formed to
fight that plan, which it did successfully. 

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MAINLAND REAL ESTATE SALES: JULY 23 THROUGH JULY 27

TOP SALES OF THE WEEK

The mainland real estate market experienced an active week to close out the month of July,
as some 30 single-family residences and lots changed hands from July 23-27 (some shown
below).
The top sale of the week was in Vero Beach, where the 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 3,174-square-
foot home at 1020 66th Avenue sold for $400,000. It was first put on the market in April for
$425,000.
The seller of the property was Kathleen Davila of RE/MAX Crown Realty in Vero Beach.

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS

ORIGINAL SELLING
PRICE
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
$400,000
VERO BEACH 1020 66TH AVENUE 4/5/2018 $425,000 7/25/2018 $400,000
VERO BEACH 4355 AMELIA PLANTATION COURT 1/20/2018 $500,000 7/23/2018 $399,000
VERO BEACH 6420 MCRAE PLACE 5/21/2018 $399,000 7/23/2018 $365,000
VERO BEACH 5543 55TH TERRACE 4/25/2018 $369,000 7/27/2018 $350,000
VERO BEACH 7435 16TH MANOR 11/20/2017 $429,900 7/26/2018 $340,000
VERO BEACH 6435 PALM PLACE 5/9/2018 $349,500 7/23/2018 $325,000
VERO BEACH 4225 ABINGTON WOODS CIRCLE 10/13/2017 $334,900 7/23/2018 $314,500
VERO BEACH 4617 56TH LANE 6/1/2018 $325,000 7/27/2018 $275,000
VERO BEACH 601 TANGELO CIRCLE SW 4/27/2018 $279,900 7/26/2018 $270,945
VERO BEACH 2020 46TH AVENUE 11/17/2017 $229,000 7/25/2018 $259,000
SEBASTIAN 1525 POLYNESIAN LANE 5/8/2018 $264,900 7/24/2018 $255,000
VERO BEACH 4420 12TH MANOR SW 4/25/2018 $295,000 7/23/2018 $240,000
VERO BEACH 1125 17TH PLACE SW 5/3/2018 $250,000 7/23/2018 $234,400
SEBASTIAN 744 BREAKWATER TERRACE 5/22/2018 $234,400 7/24/2018

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

4355 Amelia Plantation Court, Vero Beach 6420 McRae Place, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 1/20/2018 Listing Date: 5/21/2018
Original Price: $500,000 Original Price: $399,000
Sold: 7/23/2018 Sold: 7/23/2018
Selling Price: $400,000 Selling Price: $399,000
Listing Agent: Ken Bradley Listing Agent: Elizabeth Sorensen

Selling Agent: Florida HomeTown Realty Inc. Selling Agent: Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.

Sherrie Coleman Peggy Hewett

Sea Turtle Real Estate LLC Berkshire Hathaway Florida

5543 55th Terrace, Vero Beach 7435 16th Manor, Vero Beach

Listing Date: 4/25/2018 Listing Date: 11/20/2017
Original Price: $369,000 Original Price: $429,900
Sold: 7/27/2018 Sold: 7/26/2018
Selling Price: $365,000 Selling Price: $350,000
Listing Agent: Sharon Davis Listing Agent: Mike Boyd

Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty of VB Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise

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1 Balletomanes (such as my-
self) will certainly have
cleared this Friday/Saturday on
your Absolutely Must Do calen-
dars for the sixth annual River-
side Dance Festival, an exciting
partnership between Ballet Vero
Beach and Riverside Theatre.
Making this already special
event even more compelling is a
first in the Festival’s history, one
full evening-length work, pre-
sented by Ballet Vero Beach and
performed by the professional
Atlanta-based contemporary
dance company, CORE Dance.
The recently premiered work
“Memorial. Memory. Relation-
ship” was created by D. Patton
White, choreographer and CORE
company manager, following the
unexpected and untimely death
of his brother, Claiborne. The
piece explores “love, loss and
life’s passages,” and White found
the creation process cathartic as

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Post-war prints make an ‘Impression’ at Vero Museum

By Ellen Fischer | Columnist spelled collagraphy), the art- PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
[email protected] ist creates a low relief collage
on the printing support,
A selection of American prints is on display which is then inked. Trans-
through Sept. 23 in the Titelman Gallery of the ferred in an intaglio press
Vero Beach Museum of Art. onto paper, the ink from the
collage creates a print with
“Post-War Impressions: Printmaking in rich visual texture.
the United States after World War II” is a se-
lection of artworks chosen by VBMA curator There is one print in the
Danielle Johnson from the museum’s collec- exhibition whose technique
tion of 272 prints. will be familiar to anyone
who has ever ironed their
Johnson says that when she was looking favorite cotton shirt on too
through the flat files to decide on a checklist, high a setting.
she found the post-World War II printmaking
collection particularly robust. Artist Rudolph Mon-

“It really it reflects the explosion in the print tanez’s “…That Pass in the Night” of ney Biennial and was included in four group
industry after the ’60s,” she says. 1979 is composed of scorch marks shows at MoMA PS1 in 1977 and 1978. The
from electric steam irons on paper. The trail of his exhibition career goes cold after
That explosion included a number of tech- sienna-colored burns are from the soleplates 1985. Montanez retired from a 30-year career
niques, both old and new, that artists felt free of two different irons, placed side by side on teaching art in New York’s public school sys-
to use, including lithography, woodcut, mez- the paper, pointy end up. tem about 2011.
zotint and etching.
“It was fun for me to bring this one out,” The source of the print in the VBMA collec-
There are also techniques on display you says Johnson, who laughs as she points out tion was the Alternative Museum, an arts in-
may not have heard of, including serigraphy, that the print is notated as an artist’s proof in stitution devoted to showing new work by un-
siligraphy and collography. Serigraphy refers its lower left margin. derrepresented artists. Founded in 1975, the
to the screen printing process which, by the museum moved several times, finally shutting
1950s, was becoming known as a fine art me- That might make you wonder if the artist its doors in 2000 in favor of an online presence.
dium rather than a commercial one. Siligra- made, or had the intention to make, an edition In 1990, after its board decided the museum
phy, also known as waterless lithography, uses from this prototype. would be an exhibiting and educational insti-
silicone to selectively repel and attract ink on tution only, the Alternative Museum’s collec-
different parts of a printing support; the result Despite the humor inherent in its offbeat tion of artworks was dispersed. The then-Vero
resembles a lithograph. In collography (also process, there is also a certain ruefulness Beach Center for the Arts received the gift of 85
about these monochrome brandings, placed of paintings, drawings and prints from it.
Discover just so on the paper. As the title suggests, they
Where look something like the bottoms of two par- Other prints currently on display are
Florida allel boats. Rather than passing in the night, by very well-known artists, including Ro-
Art Began! however, the marks evidence the fateful mo- mare Bearden, Jasper Johns, James Rosen-
ment when hot iron met paper. quist and Andy Warhol. Also in the show, a
Discover nearly Eye of the Beholder by A.E. Backus 1992 Richard Diebenkorn print titled “High
100 original Backus (American, 1906-1990) In her label for the print, curator Johnson Green, Version II” is the promised gift of Da-
paintings. Visit the Florida wrote that the technique “reflects the open- vid and Georgia Welles.
Highwaymen collection. ness of the art community to new tech-
Shop the Museum Store for niques and effects, particularly from the While those names would be a feather in
unique gifts. Browse the 1960s onward.” any museum’s cap, the works of lesser known
consignment gallery. artists from the VBMA collection present a
Not a lot is known about the artist of this strong showing next to the production of their
Open Summer Hours Photos by Aric Attas Creative piece. Born in 1941, Montanez graduated with
Saturdays 10 - 4 an MFA in Sculpture in 1972 from California
Sundays 12 - 4 A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery State University in Fresno. After moving to
500 N. Indian River Drive New York City, he exhibited at the 1975 Whit-

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more famous colleagues. house to the structure of a “Blue Sliced Descending Form” was pur-
Take, for example, “Structure highway overpass. chased by the VBMA for its collection in
2008.
of a Dream,” the painterly, 95-col- Dinkin, notes John-
or serigraph on display by Maho- son, is not primarily a Some of Littleton’s gifts to the museum
pac, N.Y.-based Larry Dinkin. printmaker, but a painter. were created by his teaching colleagues in
“Structure of a Dream” is Madison. They include Warrington Colescott,
“When I first saw it in storage, based on one of his paint- whose 1966 intaglio print 1966 “Dillinger: The
it looked like a painting – it’s so ings. Under his supervi- Great Mason City Raid” is on display. The gen-
lush, so dense – and that’s obvi- sion, the serigraph was tle surrealist John Wilde, another of Littleton’s
ously a product of the number made in 1995 at Fine Art colleagues, is represented in the show by his
of screens used to produce the Printing in Long Island City, N.Y. lithograph “Wildeview” of 1985.
print,” says Johnson. Born in Brooklyn in 1943, the artist took his
training in New York City at Pratt Institute and Littleton also received prints from artists
The print’s imagery hints at all the School of Visual Arts after minoring in art he invited to create prints at his North Caroli-
sorts of industrial environments, at City College of New York (where he earned na Studios. His print atelier produced intaglio
from the interior of a ware- a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology). Dinkin and siligraph prints using glass plates as print-
subsequently made a name for himself the as ing matrixes. Littleton coined the word “vit-
the founder of International Food Marketing, reograph” to designate a printed image pulled
a New Jersey-based advertising firm that mar- from a sandblasted, acid-etched or siligraph
keted frozen foods. He gained one of his big- processed glass plate.
gest accounts, Marie Callendar, in 1988. Before
he retired from the position in 1994, Dinkin Prints originally given to Littleton as a to-
served as president of that company. ken of friendship are also here. One of them is
Not everything in the Titelman Gallery has the Oregon-based Margaret Prentice, whose
its origins in New York, however. 1992 wood cut on handmade paper, “Flying
“A few of the prints here are from the Mid- Dream,” was produced as part of a commis-
west,” notes Johnson. sion for the Oregon prison system.
Many of those were the 2000 gift of
sculptor Harvey K. Littleton, who at the The print’s theme is escape; it shows prison-
time wintered on the Treasure Coast. A re- ers being propelled to freedom by the powerful
tired professor of art, Littleton was affiliat- jet of a magic fountain.
ed with the University of Wisconsin-Mad-
ison, where he installed the country’s first Also in the show is a siligraph by Geor-
hot glass studio. Known as the Father of the gia-based Susan Nees titled “Thank you
Studio Glass Movement, his 1988 sculpture Harvey,” whose subject is a toy telephone on
wheels.

“It’s a quiet image; it’s also a nice homage to
communication and collaboration among art-
ists,” Johnson says. 

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 1 CORE Dance company at Riverside Dance Festival this weekend. 5 At Terra Fermata Friday.

he dealt with his own loss and grief. The Luck at Riverside Theatre, with River- 4 The Tiki Bar and Grill is a cool little harmonica – and sings, in several genres,
other Festival program will be presented side’s just-for-fun-and-some-prizes ca- place smack on the Indian River off from classic rock to blues to country.
by Festival students and their instruc- sino gaming; free, free, free Live in the Sebastian’s India River Drive, well worth Loaded Dice starts rollin’ at 7 p.m. 772-
tors, a culmination of two intense weeks Loop concert, plus food, beverages and, a little jaunt north. The building itself 388-1080.
of classes and workshops. The students this weekend, Dueling Pianos, the Howl has had several iterations over the years,
– dedicated dancers from 10 and up – ex- at the Moon Experience (whereby you and the owners, who call themselves Two 5 Or take a little road trip in the other di-
perience master classes, open rehearsals can let your hair down, sing along, dance Nuts and a Clam, are lifelong friends and rection, down to Stuart’s popular out-
and technique classes with professional even, and help pick the music). Duking remember it from “back when.” They’ve door music venue, Terra Fermata, a palm
instructors: CORE dancers and River- it out across the ivories this week – and spiffed it up quite a bit (but not too much), trimmed oasis in the middle of town with
side’s dance faculty, led by Adam Schell, daring you to suggest a tune they can not so it still has that slow-down, sandy, island hammocks, twinkle lights stung through
artistic director of Ballet Vero Beach and play – it’s Howl faves Ken Gustafson and vibe, thanks in no small part to live music the greenery, craft beers, food and a laid-
Riverside’s director of dance education, Katie Pinder Brown, playing non-stop till nightly. There’s homemade foodstuffs, as back, tropical vibe. This Friday, Aug. 3, Terra
culminating in the creation of their own 10:30 p.m. Bringing the free concert tunes well (super good dogs, as I recall). This Fri- Fermata is bringing to the stage a musician
work to be performed alongside CPC in will be the pop stylings of Cyndi Rapp day, grab a beer, put your toes in the sand it calls “one of South Florida’s most pow-
a free, mixed repertory showcase to con- and Rappture; and the Jacks Band’s clas- and enjoy the music of Cover Story, play- erful blues and rock guitarists.” The Johan
clude the festival. Student Showcase: sic rock. Live in the Loop concert: 6 p.m. ing “eclectic music you know and love,” 7 Danno Trio (aka JDT) will be laying down
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m. Tickets: free. to 9:30 p.m. Howl at the Moon Dueling p.m. to 11 p.m. Come Saturday at 1 p.m., originals and covers – current, ’90s and clas-
Professional CORE Dance performanc- Pianos: 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. seatings. it’s Chris Fenn, an experienced, self-pro- sics. The trio’s website describes its style as
es of “Memorial. Memory. Relationship” Tickets: $12, seating only; $18 to $22, table claimed “one-man band.” Chris plays a “a cocktail of sounds and good vibes ‘on the
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4, 8 p.m. seating.772-231-6990. variety of instruments – guitar, sax, flute, rocks,’ with folk rock, a dash of reggae and
Tickets: $10 to $75. 772-231-6990. soul funk.” Time: 7 p.m. Doors open: 6 p.m.
Ages: 21 and up. Next: Saturday night al-
2 “A Bond Unbroken” is the fitting ti- ways rocks at Terra Fermata. This Saturday,
tle of the week-long art exhibition Aug. 4, it’s courtesy of the Midnite Johnny
currently on display in downtown Vero’s Band. The promo calls Midnite Johnny “one
galleries through this Wednesday, Aug. 8. of South Florida’s most powerful blues and
Whether you experienced this tumultuous, rock guitarists,” with a style reminiscent of
heart-breaking, divisive era yourself or Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Freddie King
have simply heard the stories, you will be and Buddy Guy; and his band has a fan fol-
moved by this tribute to Vietnam War vet- lowing through the U.S. and Europe. Time:
erans, presented by Next Generation Veter- 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cover $5. It is said that no
ans and the Cultural Council, and featuring two nights are alike at Terra Fermata. Might
Vietnam-themed work by local artists. On as well check it out for yourself. 772-286-
Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., there’ll be 5252. 
a reception at the Heritage Center on 14th
Street, with refreshments, cash bar and an
auction of many of the works, all in sup-
port of Next Generation Veterans. Clips
will be screened from the documentary, “A
Bond Unbroken,” the powerful documen-
tary narrated by well-known broadcast
journalist Bob Woodruff, which traces the
emotional 40-year journey of Navy SEALs
to reunite with their Vietnamese combat
interpreter, according to Vimooz.com. Re-
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‘Beauty’ cuties enthralled by ‘Be Our Guest’ party

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer Heidi Peters (front) gets a photo op with Emily PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE tumed as Mrs. Potts, Belle, Lumière and
[email protected] Olsson, Sam Kmetz and Ricky Rivera. Cogsworth, respectively.
Shawn Bagley and Brianna Baker.
There were more than a few moments Inclement weather brought the chalk- “It’s sort of a take on our monthly Star-
of cuteness overload as the Heritage Cen- art indoors, where long strips of white pa- ry Night on the Green nights, but it’s sum-
ter began to fill with children and families per taped to the floor became works of art, mer and it’s hot and you never know what
last Saturday afternoon at a free Be Our as did the large “Beauty and the Beast”- the weather might do, so we decided to do
Guest party that featured a screening of the themed coloring pages. one indoors instead. And this is a fantastic
2017 live-action version of “Beauty and the turnout,” said Stapleton. “What was mean-
Beast.” Many of the little girls came dressed As some children waited to have their ingful to me was that books were so im-
in bright yellow gowns and twirled about in faces painted, others shyly posed for cell- portant to Belle, so that’s why we have the
imitation of the beloved character Belle. phone shots with members of the Vero book swap today.”
Beach High School Drama Department
“No one cares about an historic build- – Emily Olsson, Samantha Kmetz, Ricky As youngsters poured over a tableful of
ing unless they’ve had a chance to make Rivera and John Stallings – who were cos- books, 7-year-old Tauni had difficulty se-
their own memories there,” said Heather lecting one, excitedly exclaiming, “There’s
Stapleton, special events coordinator for some new books here I love!”
the nonprofit Vero Heritage Inc., which op-
erates and maintains the Heritage Center It was a little difficult to hear her over the
and adjacent Indian River Citrus Museum. squeals of laughter and screeches of glee as
“And that is the whole point of trying to children ran about clutching bags of aro-
have activities for various age groups. We matic popcorn, but local storyteller Ginger
hope that these kids will remember this ex- Heller gave it her all.
perience and will grow up to be adults who
care about preserving the Heritage Center.” One of the books they chose was “The
Storybook Knight,” about a little mouse
“I am blown away with this turnout,” who is a knight, but instead of slaying with
said presenting sponsor Kim Piston, own- a sword, uses stories and books. The other
er of Inside Track Almanac. “I really love was “Rosie Revere, Engineer,” an engaging
the Heritage Center and want to try to do story about a little girl who is “a brilliant in-
whatever I can to help out. Vero can always ventor of gizmos and gadgets.”
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LaPorte Farms ponies up for Back to School barnyard bash

Laura LaPorte and Ginger Marousky. Isabella Sikora. Seth Williams enjoys a rocking horse. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE

By Mary Schenkel | Staff Writer imals to exotic wildlife and birds. a devastating car accident that left her
[email protected] The five-acre, handicap-accessible partially paralyzed, a stroke that ren-
dered her a quadriplegic, and the loss of
Old MacDonald has nothing on Laura farm was overrun with children and a kidney.
LaPorte. The LaPorte Farms petting zoo families last Saturday at its third annu-
on Roseland Road in Sebastian boasts al Back to School Family Fun Day – al- “But I’m good; I’m awesome,” said
everything from standard farmyard an- though school was very clearly not on the LaPorte with a big smile. “We are now a
nonprofit; Friends of LaPorte Farms is a
Blake Childers rides Bodacious. 501(c)3.”

minds of the little ones that day. There After seeing a need in the community,
were far too many interesting things go- she developed the Back to School event
ing on. three years ago, quickly garnering help
from the Sebastian Rotary Club. “They
In addition to interacting with all the jumped right in the game with me.”
friendly critters, visitors enjoyed nu-
merous activities throughout the entire She noted that any bags left over will
farm – pony rides, hammering away with be donated to homeless students and to
Home Depot volunteers to make wood- school teachers needing help. They are
en helicopters, and even taking turns on also collecting various toiletries and
‘Bodacious’ the mechanical bull. gift cards to distribute throughout the
year to seniors, the homeless and “any-
“This isn’t ice cream,” stated one lit- body needing a hand up. They’re always
tle girl, her brow furrowed in confusion welcome to call. If we’ve got something
as she peered at carrot slices sticking to share, we will be honored. It’s not go-
up from an ice cream cone. LaPorte ex- ing to be a one-time shot; it’s a lifetime
plained that the local McDonald’s is thing.”
helping them become eco-friendly, by
supplying cones to hold critter food. The The community-oriented event was
animals happily eat the empty cones as one of many hosted by the farm since its
well. founding in 1994. They regularly sched-
ule school and afterschool groups and
At the end of the day, youngsters took also cater to special needs children and
home roughly 600 free book bags filled adults.
with school supplies donated by lo-
cal residents and businesses, as well as Annual events include a Fall Festival
goodies handed out at a host of vendor in October, a Cowboy Christmas with
and nonprofit booths. thousands of twinkling lights, and Eas-
ter on the Farm. Next up: They’re a par-
LaPorte’s indomitable spirit contin- ticipant in the Aug. 10 Sebastian Cham-
ues to triumph over the challenges life ber of Commerce Grill Out Night, and
has thrown at her – Muscular Dystrophy, will host a Sept. 8 Kids’ Fishing Tourna-
ment and a Sept. 29 Special Needs West-
ern Hoedown.

LaPorte Farms is open Monday to Fri-
day, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday and Sun-
day, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free;
donations appreciated. For more infor-
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Alexia Thaler and Isabella Geer make ‘angels’ in the corn.

Anyla Denrard ‘milks’ a cow. Back to School at Laporte Farms.

IRSO Deputy Richard Henson and his K-9 Falko are Stephanie Iaria with granddaughter
visited by Eve Bechard. Penelope Coffindaffer.

Antonia Caruana.

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12A Buoy: For fresh seafood, this is the place

By Tina Rondeau | Columnist You can always count on finding fresh Seafood Tower. Bacon Gorgonzola
[email protected] ocean fish on the menu here. If not sword- Encrusted Ribeye
fish, it might be wahoo or snapper. If not PHOTOS BY GORDON RADFORD
After almost a decade, most every sea- golden tile, it could well be cobia or grou- Candied Bacon
food lover within a 30-mile radius of the Sushi Grade Wahoo. Appetizer.
12A Buoy knows that the little shack on the
edge of Fisherman’s Wharf in Fort Pierce is per. And the 12A’s plump, juicy scallops For dessert, there are three homemade
the place to go. are also one of my favorites. Pan-seared choices: a key lime pie, a peanut butter
medium rare, they just melt in your pie, and a fudge brownie a la mode. We
Never mind that the wait for a table – mouth. concluded this most recent visit with a
the 12A doesn’t take reservations – is fre- slice of the mile-high key lime ($5).
quently as long or longer than the drive
from Vero. If you really like fresh seafood, this is
the place. The 12A Buoy is the best in our
You put your name in when you arrive, area.
grab a glass of wine or a craft beer at the
bar – the 12A doesn’t serve cocktails – and I welcome your comments, and I encour-
join the throng hanging around outside age you to send feedback to me at [email protected]
the front door waiting for the text on your obeach32963.com.
cellphone that a table is ready.
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bar vibe; no white tablecloths here – is Hours:
relatively cramped and noisy. And the aw- Wednesday through Monday
nings that cover the outside deck, a spa-
cious area where you can enjoy your meal (closed Tuesdays)
al fresco, are more effective at shielding 11 am to 9 pm
diners from the sun than from showers.
(10pm Fridays and Saturdays)
When we arrived at the 12A a couple of Beverages: Beer and Wine
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closed for the evening in anticipation of a Address:
downpour, so the wait for an inside table 21 Fisherman’s Wharf,
that night had been a bit longer than usual.
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we got a table pretty quickly. Phone:

For starters on this visit, I decided to 772-672-4524
pass up one of my favorite appetizers, the
steamed clams, and instead try the 12A’s
cold gazpacho ($4 for a cup, $6 for a bowl).

Forgoing the steamed clams was a
tough choice because they are always
wonderful – steamed in a garlic herbed
butter and sherry sauce, and served with
a chunk of grilled bread perfect for mop-
ping. But the 12A’s rendition of gazpacho
– a cold soup made of raw, blended vege-
tables – turned out to be an excellent riff
on this classic of Spanish cuisine.

My husband stuck with one of his fa-
vorites – the creamy, clam-filled New
England clam chowder ($5 for a cup, $8
for a bowl) – which he insists is the best
around.

Then for entrées, I went for one of the
evening’s specials, the blackened golden
tile fish ($27), and my husband ordered
the evening’s fresh catch, swordfish ($25).

My husband’s thick piece of swordfish
was grilled perfectly, and was served with
a large baked potato and asparagus. His
view is that when it comes to preparing
fresh seafood, simple is better.

But the 12A always has a couple of in-
novative preparations on the menu, and
sometimes these are great as well. My
golden tile was served over a wild mush-
room risotto, and was topped with a crab
imperial sauce and wilted spinach. A
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FUN TO BLUFF TO SAVE A LOSER WEST NORTH EAST
J92 AQ743 10 5
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 4 J85 Q 10 9
AQ852 J96 10 7 4 3
Tori Amos, a singer-songwriter, said, “I’m not like a poker player. I’m not into bluff. My 9875 AJ 6432
way is to look someone in the eye and tell them the way I’m intending to go. My cards
are always on the table.” SOUTH
K86
At the bridge table, you occasionally have to bluff, keeping your cards close to your AK7632
chest. How should South try to make six hearts in this deal after West leads the club K
nine? K Q 10

When North raised hearts, South decided to keep his spade support up his sleeve, Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Neither
which worked to his advantage in the play. He jumped immediately into Blackwood.
The Bidding:
If West had led the diamond ace, it would have killed the slam; but that was not obvious.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST
Declarer won the first trick with dummy’s club ace and dropped his queen under it. Then 1 Spades Pass
he took his two top trumps to learn that he had a loser there. How could he also avoid 2 Hearts Pass 3 Hearts Pass OPENING
conceding a diamond? 4 NT Pass 5 Hearts Pass
6 Hearts Pass Pass Pass LEAD:
In theory, South had to find East with three or four spades. But, as you can see, he 9 Clubs
had only a doubleton. Declarer spotted a ruse. He played a spade to dummy’s queen,
feigning the finesse, cashed the spade ace and continued with a third spade. To East, it
looked as though South was about to ruff, so that he did not need to “waste” his trump
trick. However, after East discarded, South produced the spade king from his back
pocket, overtook the club 10 with dummy’s jack and pitched his diamond king on the
spade seven.

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1 Stopwatch, say (5) 1 School emporium (4,4)
5 Gloss (5) 2 Makes a catty noise (6)
8 Contribution (5) 3 Rabble (4-4)
9 Husks (5) 4 Shocks (6)
10 Home sharers (9) 5 Flower’s stick (4)
11 Do needlework (3) 6 Thrilled (6)
12 Glitzy (event) (4-7) 7 Tidings (4)
15 Text checker (5-6) 13 Ebbing current (8)
19 Wriggly fish (3) 14 Chumps (8)
20 Wedding recorder (9) 16 Parts of the body (6)
22 Private educator (5) 17 Brussels lawmaker (4,2)
23 Soup from Louisiana (5) 18 Lease (6)
24 Sticky stuff (5) 20 Frolic (4)
25 Flows upward; small city (5) 21 Oracle; herb (4)

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ACROSS 67 Mystery writers’ organs from 62 Not right now The Washington Post
1 Hard to award 123 Secretaries, at 64 “Easy ___!”
65 Put your clothes
pronounce 68 Consequently times
9 “Bones” on the 70 Withered woman on
71 Witness, in the DOWN 66 Fall off
Enterprise 1 Movie promo 69 Cut a little, again
14 Landing-in-fog Bible 2 Tear anew 74 ___ patterns
72 Israel’s Shimon 3 Semiprecious
aid 73 Bakery workers (eye art)
19 Make lawful 75 Soda can stone 76 Crawlers in a
20 Chicago hub 4 Presidential
21 Where features can, for example
77 Banking nickname 78 “___ bleu!”
Ambrose Bierce 5 Introduction to a 81 Air show
disappeared conveniences,
22 Creator of commonly maniac? attractions
Rosemary 79 Too much, to 6 Phony-baloney 82 Long-distance
Woodhouse Toulouse 7 Astronomer’s
23 Southwestern 80 Alert of a sort number
sights 81 Top ___ (star) projections 83 Greenland settler
24 Like a short play 84 Game show 8 “Open 24 Hours” 85 Slightly wet
25 Fruit stone prize 9 Soccer ___ 88 Secluded valley
26 Govt.-run oil 86 “May ___ 10 Mind game 89 Home of Lamb
agency excused?” 11 Hermosillo home
of 21 Across 87 TV cop on 12 C source and Woolf
28 Baseball field, wheels 13 Response to 91 The Simpsons
in the city 90 How Oz appears
30 ___ culpa in the 1939 film, “Will you take out disco guy
31 It’s in the bog as opposed to the trash?” 94 Prize for the wall
33 Pigmented eye Kansas 14 Oscar de la ___ 96 Almost never
layers 91 British gun 15 Budget cutter? 98 “For sale by ___”
35 1989 auto debut 92 Liven (up) 16 Mitsubishi model 100 Rib
36 Get used (to) 93 Beddy-bye time 17 He takes the 102 Bonn’s river
38 Straw hats 95 Actor Peter of prize 103 Assertive one,
40 Stiller’s long-time A Shock to the 18 Certain muscles
partner System 21 Pastoral sound perhaps
42 “What am I 97 Prop for Rogers 27 Desertlike 106 Fool
getting ___?” 99 Certain paper 29 Knowledge 107 Makes deletions
43 In a position (to) size: abbr. 32 Mr. Vigoda 109 Make deletions
46 Suzanne on 100 Electricity wizard 34 State in NE India 111 Actress Harper
Three’s 101 Distinctive 37 Bewitched
Company appearance co-star of Tender
48 One who goes 104 Outstanding 39 32 Down, for one Mercies
over copy 105 Former 40 Magoo and 113 Part of a Latin
50 “This is as far as 60 Minutes guy others conjugation
___” 108 Snuffy Smith 41 Tennis score 115 The Red or the
51 Abrupt speech young’un 43 Usher’s domain White
patterns 110 White House 44 Chuck Berry 117 Chop (off)
53 They work on monogram classic,
comics 112 ___ land “Johnny ___” CHOICE WORDS By Merl Reagle
54 Old French coin (battle zone) 45 Bar with
55 Sampling of 114 Blue shades comfortable
opinion 116 Rising and falling chairs
56 Dispirited regularly 47 Grocers of old
57 Racing’s 118 He played Mingo 49 Cockney of the
“Brickyard,” on comics
briefly Daniel Boone 51 Peloponnesus
58 The ___ the law 119 Bonkers power brokers,
61 Printed again 120 The Devil’s once
63 Perform some disciples 52 IHOP
alpine or Opry 121 Madrid mister dispenserful
music 122 Remove certain 57 In the form of a
question
59 Places for fuel
60 Unit of
capacitance

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