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08/23/2018 ISSUE 34

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MY VERO Hospital takeover
agreement to be
BY RAY MCNULTY unveiled Sept. 25

School Board candidates
all favor curbs on Rendell

In case you haven’t noticed BLUE CYPRESS LAKE: The county tries to save a no-longer-pristine crown jewel. Story, Page 8. PHOTO BY BRUCE CADY BY MICHELLE GENZ
all the campaign signs: We’ve Staff Writer
got a lot of folks running for Cleveland Clinic seen moving quickly on telemedicine
the School Board. It’s official: The long-await-
BY MICHELLE GENZ health, making Florida one of other reimbursement rates for ed definitive agreement bring-
Nine candidates, in fact, are Staff Writer the last states without a policy, Skype-style remote healthcare ing Indian River Medical Cen-
vying for three seats on the even as other states are ap- “visits,” even though a state ter under the umbrella of the
five-member board, and none Florida is late to the health- proaching the new technology Telehealth Advisory Coun- world-renowned Cleveland
of them is an incumbent. care game – again. with open arms. cil formed in 2016 gave clear Clinic will be unveiled at a
guidance on the issue, recom- public meeting at the Richard-
That’s a good thing – be- In the last legislative session, The failure was blamed on mending that remote consul- son Center on Sept. 25.
cause the current board, as a the legislature failed, once legislators’ inability to decide tations be billed just like in-
group, hasn’t proved up to do- more, to craft a policy on tele- on insurance coverage and person visits to doctors’ offices. A vote finalizing the agree-
ing the job it was elected to do ment by two of the three boards
in the way that best serves our AT&T to beat Verizon in providing Now it appears telehealth ex- involved locally – the IRMC
community. improved cell service to the Shores pansion is happening in Flor- board of directors and the Indi-
ida, and at break-neck speed, an River County Hospital Dis-
School Superintendent Mark Rendell. BY LISA ZAHNER installation of transmission with or without a state-sanc- trict Board – will not take place
Staff Writer equipment to provide im- tioned framework. that day; by law, the vote must
Time and again, this board proved service by October, be at least seven days from the
has proven itself too weak to One of the major cell- while the other has yet to In Vero, the pending part- initial presentation, said Mary-
challenge the superintendent, phone carriers contracted begin construction. nership with Cleveland Clinic beth Cunningham, who chairs
Mark Rendell. Too weak to de- to transmit from the new could very quickly introduce the District Board.
mand the transparency, acces- cell tower in Indian River Shores residents have al- telemedicine to the offer-
sibility and accountability that Shores is moving along with ways had notoriously bad ings at Indian River Medical That vote is now expected
those of us who pay his salary Center, since the Ohio-based sometime in October – early
deserve from him. Too weak CONTINUED ON PAGE 7 health system was an early October if the two boards vote
to stop him from putting our adopter, launching a tele- the same way; later if there is
school district in bad situations. negotiating still to be done.
CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
This board, collectively, has CONTINUED ON PAGE 4
proven itself to be too weak to
be his boss. Delay in Vero Electric
sale not likely to create
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 budget problems for city

BY LISA ZAHNER
Staff Writer

Contrary to election-season
speculation by former mayor
Dick Winger that the sky is
falling at City Hall because
the Vero Electric sale has been

CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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My Vero and the disappointing performance of The board’s failure to properly over- and is supposed to direct the super-
the district,” he added. “There are a lot see and closely monitor the superin- intendent and provide the checks and
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 of problems here, and the voters are tendent has resulted in the mishan- balances,” said Merchon Green, one of
aware of it. That might have something dling of a headline-grabbing cheating four candidates running for the Dis-
“The No. 1 question I’m getting is: to do with why three incumbents de- scandal, embarrassing defeats in court, trict 2 seat being vacated by Dale Sim-
What are you going to do about the cided to walk away. mismanaging the employees’ health- chick. “Right now, we don’t have that
superintendent?” said Randy Heimler, care insurance fund, poor morale that functionality.
one of three candidates seeking the “Something is wrong, maybe very prompted the departures of too many
District 4 seat being vacated by Charles wrong, and I pin a lot of it on the su- good teachers and administrators, a “We have a superintendent-led dis-
Searcy, who, along with District 3 board perintendent.” thinly veiled decline in the academic trict, and it’s not working.”
member Laura Zorc, often has tried to performance of our schools, a student
do the right thing only to be outnum- Heimler isn’t alone. code of conduct so unnecessarily con- Or as Ruben Bermudez, another
bered by board members who don’t All of the candidates I interviewed last voluted and complex that it needed to District 2 candidate, put it: “The board
seem to understand the concept of week cited the School Board’s willing- be shelved, and, more recently, the sus- members have to work with him, but
oversight. ness to cede its power to the superinten- picious squirreling away of $2.3 million they should be telling him what to do,
dent and approve his sometimes-wrong- in accounts where it wasn’t needed. not the other way around. Instead, the
“The superintendent is on very shaky headed recommendations – many used superintendent says, ‘Jump,’ and they
ground with all the scandals going on the term “rubber stamp” – without ques- “The board works for the taxpayers jump.”
tioning Rendell’s reasoning.
District 4 candidate Stacey Klim said
it was bad enough this board has “cre-
ated a system where the superinten-
dent is in charge of everything,” but
she warned that some on the board
“want to keep it that way.”

And she’s right.
How else do you explain the board’s
recent decision to extend Rendell’s
contract, despite grading his job per-
formance at an unspectacular 3.44 of a
possible 5.0?
“I wonder how many teachers
would’ve had their annual contracts
renewed with a grade like that,” said
Eugene Wolff, one of two candidates
for the District 1 seat currently occu-
pied by board chairman Shawn Frost,
who decided to not seek re-election.
Certainly, there’s no good explana-
tion for District 5 School Board mem-
ber Tiffany Justice, who curiously re-
mains Rendell’s staunchest supporter,
giving him a 4.5 – his highest mark and
.25 above the grade he gave himself –
and saying the criticism of her favorite
superintendent was undeserved.
Unfortunately, she’s not one of those
stepping down.
There is reason for hope, however,
and possibly change.
Based on what they’ve said, this crop
of candidates seems to endorse a differ-
ent power structure, one in which the
board would embrace a strong, more
authoritative role and take a harder
look at Rendell’s recommendations and
actions.
Both District 4 candidate Teri Baren-
borg and District 1 hopeful Mara Schiff
were among those who said they em-
braced the concept of the School Board
functioning as a board of directors
overseeing a chief executive officer.
“The board should be responsible
for the well-being of the organization,
determine policy, oversee the CEO and
set the route the ship is sailing,” Schiff
said. “The superintendent should run
the day-to-day operations of the dis-
trict in accordance with the board’s
policy and directions.”
Said Barenborg: “The board is ac-
countable to the public, and the super-
intendent is accountable to the board,
or should be.”

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Among those charged with holding It’s as if Rendell and his backers see with them,” she said. “And I don’t mean our public-school system is a business
both the board and superintendent the local news media – some of us, just talking to the media and providing – one that services 18,000 students
accountable are those of us in the lo- anyway – as the enemy of the district information to the public, but also get- and operates under a $290 million an-
cal news media, but Rendell has made and blame reporters for exposing their ting input from the community. nual budget.
our jobs tougher, often with the back- mistakes.
ing of some on the board. “In business, that kind of communi- The School Board is, in essence, a
District 2 candidate Devon Dupuis cation is part of customer service,” she board of directors, and the superin-
Unlike our dealings with the other lo- said that thinking needs to change. added. “Maybe, because they’re run- tendent is the CEO. The board mem-
cal government entities, including law ning our schools and not a business, bers work for us. He works for them.
enforcement, we can’t merely ask the “I believe that when you are repre- they don’t feel a need to do it.”
school district for a copy of a school dis- senting the people of a community, And as Green said: “If you want your
trict document or record that, by law, is you have to be willing to communicate In many ways, though, operating job, you do what’s required.” 
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He never called back. He clearly
thought he didn’t need to – because
this School Board lets him get away
with hiding from the media and pub-
lic accountability.

Hopefully that will change, though,
after the election: All of the candidates
interviewed said they will urge the su-
perintendent to be more cooperative
with the local news media.

“I would encourage transparency in
every way,” Bermudez said. “We should
all be accessible and answer questions
for the media, and not hide behind the
meetings. Over the years, I’ve found
that if someone is dodging you, there’s
usually a reason for it.”

The candidates said they understood
not everyone has the time or ability to
attend School Board meetings, and that
many residents rely on their local news-
paper to stay informed on the govern-
mental goings-on in their community.

They also know that there are school-
related issues that need further expla-
nation, sometimes from the superin-
tendent, and they said he should make
himself more accessible to reporters.

“I get that, as superintendent, he’s a
very busy man,” Schiff said. “If he had
to answer every call from the media or
a member of the public, he couldn’t
get his work done. But there’s no rea-
son his assistant or public informa-
tion person couldn’t take your name
and ask, ‘Could he call you back at 5?’

“There’s a big difference between
doing that and not talking to the news
media or the union or a parent,” she
added. “But that’s part of the culture
that has evolved in this district. There’s
a lack of connection, of transparency,
of a willingness to engage.”

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Hospital takeover expressed hope for public comment the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 without Telemedicine may be coming
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 during the final meetings. knowing how Cleveland Clinic will par- CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
ticipate in those costs.
Cunningham said it’s likely each Along with interested taxpayers medicine platform in 2015.
board will hold one or two more meet- and presumably future patients, the Still, the partnership process has Cleveland Clinic Express Care of-
ings after the September presenta- September meeting is expected to been relatively transparent compared
tion to discuss the agreement before be attended by the IRMC board and to similar transactions between other fers a 10-minute visit with a doctor
the final vote. Each board must sepa- District Board as well as attorneys for health systems and hospitals because who will review symptoms, make a
rately approve the final terms before each entity; Dr. Wael Barsoum, presi- IRMC’s buildings are publicly owned diagnosis and send in a prescription
the Cleveland Clinic takeover can be dent and CEO of Cleveland Clinic through the Hospital District, which to your pharmacy at any time of day
submitted to state and federal regula- Florida, and possibly other executives must operate under Florida’s Govern- or night, with or without an appoint-
tors for approval. from the health system. ment in the Sunshine laws. ment. The cost without insurance is
$49 or less with an app downloaded
“While this has taken longer than Also on hand will undoubtedly be Part of the definitive agreement from the app store.
any of us anticipated – it is a more representatives of Juniper Adviso- will deal with the terms of a new lease
difficult thing when you have three ry, the Chicago-based firm that has agreement between the District and And the Indian River Hospital Dis-
different entities involved – things guided the partnership process on Cleveland Clinic. The current lease trict Board – charged with healthcare
are still moving along, they’re still the Vero end, and possibly Stout Ad- with IRMC’s management company delivery to people who were left when
being positive,” District Board chair- visory, hired by the District to give an includes a clause that certain hos- Florida’s governor refused to accept
man Marybeth Cunningham said opinion as to whether the transaction pital board meetings be open to the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid –
last Thursday. The third entity she conveys fair market value to taxpay- public. The new lease is expected to is already considering the program,
referred to is the IRMC Foundation, ers who own the hospital through the free Cleveland Clinic of any obliga- seeing a strong connection between
which raises money for capital proj- District. tion to run the operation under Sun- the virtual visit technology and pa-
ects. shine laws. tients isolated by illness or poverty.
“Part of the reason it’s so far out is
Cunningham said a few items re- we still have some things to clean up The public meeting at the Richard- Hospital District Board treasurer
main in the due diligence process, in- but also to give time to ensure all the son Center on the Vero campus of In- Allen Jones has been quietly investi-
cluding a Phase 1 environmental as- boards can be there,” Cunningham dian River State College is expected to gating telemedicine as one of several
sessment. There is also what she calls said. last four hours. If all goes well, consul- options to address primary care needs
“legal finalization.” tants will spell out detailed results of of Gifford and Wabasso residents who,
Some board members have been more than six months of negotiations rather than establish themselves with
“I fully expect the definitive agree- juggling vacation schedules since July, on member substitution, a term used primary care physicians at low-cost
ment . . . and the amended lease to be in anticipation of the all-important when two nonprofits combine. care centers like Treasure Coast Com-
ready” by Sept. 25, she said. “If not, we vote on the definitive agreement. munity Health, continue to go to the
will go through what we have.” It would allow Cleveland Clinic to hospital emergency room for non-
The wait means that at its own Sep- take over the independent hospital, emergency care.
As she often does, Cunningham tember meeting, the Hospital District assuming its assets and promising to
will have to approve its final budget infuse it with enough cash to ensure Recently, Indian River hospital offi-
for indigent care at the hospital during its future here. It would also bring its cials proposed slapping a $50 copay on
world-renowned brand to the small those visits as a disincentive to the poor.
community hospital. But the proposal has serious draw-
backs, according to numerous studies
Just last week, U.S. News ranked – either the copays are rarely collected,
Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in and therefore fail to deter people from
Ohio No. 2 in its Best Hospital Honor coming; or they keep people away even
Roll for the third year in a row, trail- when they have true emergencies. One
ing only Mayo Clinic. Cleveland Clinic emergency physician, interviewed on
Weston, the healthcare system’s only the subject, predicted deaths would re-
presence in Florida so far, rose to No. sult if the fee is imposed.
1 in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area.
Baptist Health was second; Boca Re- Already, one Hospital District agency
gional was third. utilizes telehealth. A year ago the non-
profit New Horizons mental health and
Boca Regional just rejected Cleve- primary care agency implemented a
land as a partner in favor of Baptist program they call Telepsych, using a
Health. That leaves the Vero hospital psychiatrist in another state.
and the three Martin Health hospitals
in Stuart, Palm City and Tradition as Moves here to include telemedicine
the only Florida hospitals confirmed in indigent care here won’t be the first
to be negotiating to join Cleveland in Florida. In May, in Polk County,
Clinic Florida. home to the cities of Lakeland and
Winter Haven, a free program offering
Cleveland Clinic’s CFO Steven Glass mental healthcare via telemedicine
earlier told the business newspaper was put in place for indigents. It will
The Bond Buyer that, if negotiations be funded through a half-cent sales
go well, he expected to reach a defini- tax there that generates $40 million a
tive agreement with Martin Health “in year for indigent healthcare, a tax that
the same time frame,” as the Vero deal. voters in 2016 extended by referen-
dum for another 25 years.
But Martin Health spokesman Scott
Samples, while giving a tour to Vero In Indian River County, with a
Beach 32963 of the recent three-story population one-fourth the size of
addition to Tradition Medical Center, Polk County, the Hospital District
gave no indication that system is any- levies a property tax for indigent care
where near an agreement with Cleve- that brings in more than $13 million
land Clinic on full membership. a year, which is distributed among
a half-dozen agencies including In-
“We’ve been busy with the Cleve- dian River Medical Center.
land Clinic Heart Center affiliation,” he
said. That affiliation was announced
in January. 

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Last year, during Hurricane Irma, As the hurricane approached, while increase in the number of people who there were 40 to 50 a day, the paper
two Central Florida hospitals offered it was here and in its immediate after- installed the CareConnect app as Irma reported. The director of urgent care
telemedicine for free: Nemours Chil- math, both Nemours and Florida Hos- approached, with 270 children seen programs there, Dr. Timothy Hendrix,
dren’s Hospital, whose pediatricians pital’s telemedicine apps were flooded through the app in the three days sur- a self-described old-school doctor, is
practice at IRMC; and Florida Hos- with calls from people seeking virtual rounding the hurricane’s hit. now “a total convert.”
pital, which at one point was in the doctor visits, reported the Orlando
running to take over IRMC. Sentinel. Nemours saw a 500 percent At Florida Hospital, where normal- Hendrix told the paper the spike in
ly four or five people a day phone in,
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Telemedicine may be coming maybe we can find out how their resi- icine. And Google Cloud just gave a eas is growing, and in 2016 stood at 623.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 dents have responded to the service.” one-year contract to former Cleveland The federal government predicts
Clinic president and CEO Toby Cos-
use of Florida Hospital’s eCare app “re- Jones said District Executive Direc- grove, who came to Vero in November Florida will be short 3,060 primary
ally made me realize the potential of tor Ann Marie Suriano is looking into to make the initial pitch for acquiring care doctors by 2025, all but assuring
telemedicine and the potential ways telehealth providers in Florida and Indian River Medical Center. that telemedicine will be a major part
we can use technology during natural plans to arrange a presentation to the of future healthcare in the state. 
disasters.” Trustees. Cosgrove, among the most respected
hospital executives in the nation, is a Vero sees no budget problems
Florida Health has since been re- Suriano’s research may take her champion of using technology to im- CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
named AdventHealth, a change an- to grocery stores. In the Tampa area, prove patient experience and stream-
nounced last week. Publix has joined forces with BayCare line care delivery, and has long advocat- delayed, local governments will not
Health System to open 25 telemedi- ed the use of virtual visits and electronic go off the fiscal cliff on Oct. 1 while
If the apps were consoling to parents cine kiosks in its stores by the end of health records. the Florida Public Service Commis-
and the elderly during Irma, when ur- the year. Virtual visits to a board-certi- sion decides whether the $185 million
gent care centers and clinics were shut fied doctor are a flat $45 fee. Prescrip- At the federal level, the recently ap- deal can close under current contract
down, they could serve the same pur- tions can be filled at the store’s phar- proved budget includes coverage for terms.
pose after hours here, posits Jones. In macy or called in to the pharmacy of virtual visits through private Medicare
a small town like Vero, where urgent the patient’s choosing. Advantage plans, a move sure to boost City Manager Jim O’Connor and Fi-
care centers typically close at 7 p.m. or usage among seniors, making Florida nance Director Cindy Lawson prepared
8 p.m., the need for alternatives to hos- Last week, CVS launched a telehealth even more ripe for telehealth compa- a budget analysis extending operations
pital emergency room care is obvious. program through the Teladoc platform nies. And earlier this month, the FCC of Vero Electric until at least Dec. 31,
that operates through customers’ own announced a $100 million initiative and the impact to the city budget and
“My current thinking is to investi- mobile devices. Those visits, at $59, for the Connected Care Pilot Program property taxes is nonexistent. The max-
gate this as a means to provide after are already available in Florida, just as telehealth initiative, hoping to reach imum tax rate of $2.52 per $1,000 in tax-
normal business hour care for the indi- they are with the MedLive app through low-income Americans, particularly able property value still stands.
gent,” said Jones. “If it is well received, Walgreens. And late last month, Wal- in rural areas.
we could expand it, depending on a greens launched the Find Care Now The cash infusion that was expected
number of factors, to provide normal feature on MedLive, connecting pa- Most importantly, expanding tele- from the sale proceeds and franchise
business hour care. Cleveland Clinic tients not only to services at Walgreens health will increase access to care at fees on Florida Power & Light bills will
does have some capability in the ser- clinics and pharmacies but with local a time when the numbers of primary be covered by the normal transfers
vice, and it may be a natural fit here for providers, labs and urgent care cen- care physicians are dwindling across from the electric utility into the gen-
us to investigate with them. Of course, ters. the country. In Florida, the latest data eral fund. The additional $54,132 in
if Polk County is already doing this, shows the number of federally desig-
Nationally, Amazon’s secret 1492 nated Health Professional Shortage Ar-
team is said to be working on telemed-

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expenses to be incurred for warehouse Brown said. “So, the revenue reduction gain by a budget reduction of about “We anticipate that AT&T turn-on
staff servicing the electric utility will counteracted the electric savings for us.” $700,000 annually once FPL rates are date could be as soon as the middle
be paid directly out of electric utility in effect, but requests to hospital of- of October,” he said. “They still need
revenues. Vero electric ratepayers – residents ficials to verify those numbers – and to test, optimize and ensure the site
and businesses alike – will be the big- to find out whether the hospital bud- is part of the network with correct
Vero’s water-sewer utility, a large gest losers every day the sale has not geted based upon an anticipated Oct. handoff between the adjoining sites.
user of power, will incur $62,000 worth closed, with the 28 percent rate dis- 1 closing date – went unanswered. AT&T has completed the fiber optic
of unbudgeted electric bills, but that parity adding an estimated $55,000 connect.”
will be more than offset by savings per day to their bills. The PSC will take up multiple chal-
from being able to continue sharing lenges to the approval of the Vero Residents may have noticed crews
the cost of the utility customer service “Essentially, we weren’t planning for Beach electric sale to FPL on Oct. 9 laying fiber optic cable leading to
staff for three months. a net gain for County operations. The and 10 in Tallahassee.  the tower site over the past couple of
sale was always about savings for our weeks.
The Indian River County School citizens, businesses and taxpayers,” AT&T to be first on cell tower
District, despite having multiple large Brown said, clarifying that the county CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 “In regards to Verizon, the terms of
facilities in Vero electric territory, for will get a revenue boost the following their contract have commenced on
some unknown reason budgeted to year when all the assets purchased by cell service and it has taken years for their lease [but] . . . we still have not re-
pay increased power rates this coming FPL go onto the tax rolls. the town to approve a cell tower proj- ceived further update as to when they
year, so there will be no negative im- ect to remedy the situation, but some will start construction,” Jones said.
pact on the schools’ budget. Indian River County Utilities and the progress finally is being made.
county Solid Waste Disposal District The tower has the capacity to sup-
Indian River County did budget have most of their high-power-usage Curt Jones, CEO of Datapath, the com- port up to five providers, but town
based upon the expected FPL rates, and facilities on the FPL system already, but pany that planned, permitted and built officials insisted that at least Verizon
County Administrator Jason Brown said Utilities DirectorVincent Burke said he’s the tower for the Shores, said Monday and AT&T be on board to make the
the delay will necessitate some amend- having to tweak his numbers a bit. that “AT&T will complete their physical project viable and serve town resi-
ing of budget line items, but that the net work on the tower and site this month dents’ communication needs. Data-
result is basically a wash, “We should “We do however have 88 lift stations (August).” path owns the tower, but the town
be able to absorb the change within the and a couple storage tanks served by shared in construction costs in ex-
budget that was developed.” the City of Vero Beach as well as our op- The antenna “socks” that camou- change for a portion of the lease pro-
erations center off 41st Street,” Burke flage the equipment to look like a tall ceeds.
“The budget included a decrease of said. “We will need to revise our Oct. 1 pine tree have been delivered and are
a little less than $400,000 in electric ex- estimates for fiscal year 2018-19 with re- scheduled for installation sometime The nearest operational towers to
penses. However, we also budgeted a re- spect to these COVB-served locations.” this week, Jones said. the Shores are atop the Village Spires
duction in franchise fee revenues of over condominium in Vero Beach to the
$500,000 since customers will be paying Local officials from Vero and Indian south, and on a stealth flagpole in the
the fee based on lower electric rates,” River Shores have stated that Indian Sea Oaks community to the north. 
River Medical Center will stand to

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BY KATHLEEN SLOAN ommendations by the end of the year. Acetaminophen, hydrocodone and which was passed by the county in
Staff Writer Much of the company’s work will sucralose are being considered by July and expires in January.
FDEP and SJRWMD as human waste
The Indian River County Commis- involve coordinating with the Florida markers that could tell scientists and The county must have evidence
sion has hired an engineering firm to Department of Environmental Protec- policymakers if the pollution is com- that biosolids are polluting the lake
analyze Blue Cypress Lake’s deterio- tion and St. Johns River Water Man- ing from biosolids, Burke said. before extending its ban on their
rating water quality. agement District. Both agencies are use as fertilizer or face accusations
still discussing testing protocols for Sucralose, which is found in human of interrupting farming operations,
Long regarded as one of Indian determining the source of pollution. waste, doesn’t break down readily, and which are protected under the state
River County’s crown jewels, the once- should provide a traceable path of bio- farming act.
pristine lake – located about 20 miles Indian River County Utilities Direc- solid runoff into the lake, if that oc-
west of Vero and surrounded by 29,000 tor Vincent Burke said FDEP and SJR- curred. No biosolids have been applied The thousands of tons of biosolids
acres of marshes, swamps and cypress WMD are taking a “holistic” approach, near the lake since May. dumped on Indian River County farm
forests – had until recently seemed not just considering the recent increase fields are coming from South Florida
protected by its remoteness. in treated human waste applied on Jones Edmunds has been tasked governmental entities that pay farm-
farms near the lake, but also whether with finding the cause of lake pollu- ers to take them. Indian River County
But earlier this summer, the lake “legacy load” chemicals from fertilizer tion by the end of the year, when it doesn’t sell its own biosolids, but rath-
erupted with a toxic algae bloom, are migrating from Osceola County will give a presentation to the county er disposes them in the county landfill.
joining the Indian River Lagoon and and polluting the 6,555-acre lake. commission and public.
Lake Okeechobee further south on The increase in biosolids applica-
the sick list. The water quality started deterio- The reporting deadline was set to tion here began after the use of the
rating five or six years ago, Burke said, beat the end of a six-month morato- material was banned in watersheds to
While the dark blue waters of the which pre-dates increased application rium on human waste application, the south for ecological reasons. 
lake still appear pristine from the air, of biosolids – a polite name for the out-
a closer look in some areas reveals put of sewage plants – on nearby farms. MORE FINES IN CENTRAL BEACH
green pieces of algae floating beneath FOR VIOLATING VERO ORDINANCE
the surface. Chemicals such as nitrogen and THAT PROTECTS BABY SEA TURTLES
phosphorous that can come from ei-
Jones Edmunds and Associates, with ther fertilizer or human waste have
offices in Gainesville, Titusville and begun to feed algae blooms in the
Tampa, was hired to perform the pol- lake, some toxic, that cloud the water
lution analysis for $63,500, with a man- and consume oxygen, undermining
date to report its conclusions and rec- the aquatic environment.

BY SUE COCKING citation, "we immediately started work-
ing on what we needed to do to remedy
Staff Writer the situation.

Police Code Enforcement officers “We didn't want to move forward
have issued a $150 citation against the without knowing exactly what would
Vero Beach Hotel and Spa for multiple be the best course of action, so we
violations of the city's 'dark beach' met with our engineering team and
ordinance aimed at protecting baby the Vero Beach Police. Now that we
sea turtles from crawling toward man- know what needs to be remedied, we
made light instead of being guided are currently taking the necessary ac-
into the ocean by moon and starlight. tions to fix ASAP."

It's the third case of a fine levied for Meanwhile, the local nonprofit con-
turtle lighting violations in Central servation and education group Coastal
Beach in recent weeks. Connections rescinded Vero Beach
Hotel and Spa's designation as a turtle-
The resort located at 3500 Ocean friendly business.
Drive was cited on Aug. 2 for walkway
lights, second-floor hallway lights, The resort is the latest beachfront lo-
rope lights on a beach walkway hand- cation to run afoul of the city's sea turtle
rail, and bright interior lights through- protection ordinance. The law, which
out the building that were clearly vis- into effect in the 1990s, says lights must
ible from the beach. not be visible from the beach at night
during turtle nesting season March 1
Then, last Tuesday and Wednesday, through October 31. That's because the
after nothing was done to correct the animals confuse manmade light with
problems, dozens of baby loggerheads moon and starlight reflecting off the
that hatched from two nearby nests water and crawl to their deaths on land
were found near the property and at instead of back to the ocean.
least one was killed. Members of the
Indian River County sea turtle team Three weeks ago, Mulligan’s Beach
corralled the others and returned House was visited by Vero Beach Police
them to the ocean. Code Enforcement officers after a nest
full of hatchlings crawled toward the
When code enforcement officer Mel- restaurant instead of into the ocean.
ody Sanderson returned to the hotel
for a follow-up late Friday, she found George Hart, who owns the Sex-
some fixes had been made, but not all. ton Plaza restaurant and seven other
Mulligan’s along Florida’s central and
Lee Hunter, the hotel's director of south coast, reacted quickly to the
sales, wrote in an Aug. 16 email to Vero warning.
Beach 32963 that following the Aug. 2

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"I'm going to be out there with my ‘He’s on it!’ Hunting alligators in the Stick Marsh
maintenance team tomorrow and try
to cover the east side of both signs,” BY SUE COCKING with a heavy line attached to the arrow holding random drawings for limited-
he told Vero Beach 32963 when he Staff Writer for a quick dispatch on the surface. entry permits for numerous rivers,
learned about the problem. “We're go- lakes and marshes.
ing to try to correct this issue as quickly Captain Scott Swartley and passen- As Swartley held the snapping ani-
as possible." gers Joe Avila and Cal Stewart watched mal next to the boat, Stewart jammed The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
anxiously from the deck of Swartley's it point-blank in the head with a bang servation Commission calls Florida's
After visiting the site Hart said he airboat as an 8-foot alligator swam to- stick – a cartridge attached to the end gator population today "stable" and
directed his maintenance supervisor ward a floating beef lung tied to their of pole that fires when shoved against estimates it at 1.3 million. This season,
to replace the white lights illuminating fishing line. the gator’s hide – which stopped it the agency issued more than 7,500
the restaurant's signs with red lenses to temporarily. permits, allowing each hunter to take
comply with the protective ordinance. "Pop it, pop it again," Swartley di- two gators of any size.
rected Avila, who picked up a fishing "He's not dead and he can still bite
Earlier, Code Enforcement officers stout rod and jigged it a few times to you," Swartley said. "Tape his jaws." Legal hunting methods include:
fined the Village Spires Condominium make the bait bounce on the Stick bow-and-arrow; crossbow; gig; har-
at 3554 Ocean Drive and the owners of a Marsh's placid surface. Stewart quickly wrapped a few lay- poon; spear; snare; snatch hook; and
rental house on Ocean Drive and warned ers of electrical tape around the rough, fishing rod.
the Racquet Club for having bright lights "He's on it!" Stewart whispered ex- toothy maw, and then cut the ani-
visible from the beach after scores of citedly as the reptile gulped the bait. mal's spinal cord with a pocket knife. Unlike on some popular hunting
hatchlings crawled toward busy Ocean It stopped moving altogether, and the television shows, pistols and rifles are
Drive where at least four were killed. Avila cranked the reel as Swart- three men heaved it onto the deck. not allowed. And hunters may not use
ley started the engine and caught up a baited hook on a fishing line to catch
Lt. Dan Cook, who is in charge of Code with the fleeing gator, invisible on the "That's a rush," Stewart breathed of an alligator. The bait Swartley used
Enforcement, says his officers write an murky bottom except for some surface his first-ever gator hunt last week. was secured to the line with a wooden
average of a dozen 'dark beach' citations bubbles. The captain cast out a heavy peg – not a hook.
during sea turtle nesting season. three-pronged snatch hook tied to a The three men were among thou-
rope and snagged the gator, struggling sands of Floridians and out-of-staters The annual hunt is so popular it
"The primary goal of code enforce- to pull it to the surface. who participated in the Aug. 15 open- usually sells out or comes close to it
ment is to educate," Cook said. "We ing night of Florida's annual statewide every year. And it's not cheap.
don't want to fine anybody unless they As the gator emerged, thrashing and public gator hunt which runs through
are not doing the right thing. We want bashing the side of the airboat, Stewart Nov. 1. Florida residents fork over $272 for
to make sure everyone comes into shot it behind the head with a crossbow a permit; out-of-state residents pay
compliance. We want to make sure – not intending to kill it (which wouldn't Each summer since 1988, after the a whopping $1,022. While plenty of
the turtles make it to the ocean. We're have worked anyway), but to secure it animals were removed from the fed- hunters are self-guided, many others
doing everything we can to make that eral endangered species list, the state
happen . . . [and] we're going to get ag- has conducted the recreational hunt, CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
gressive with it." 

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Hunting alligators Kentucky resident enters U.S. Marine taken that measured 11 feet or longer. Senior Women’s golf
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Corps officer candidate school in Vir- Though only a little over 8 feet, the final at Orchid Island
ginia next month. to be filmed by FOX
choose to hire a professional guide party's first gator of the night more
such as Swartley – a veteran nuisance "I like to go with the best, whether it's than made up for its relatively small BY RAY MCNULTY
gator trapper and tour guide operator charter fishing, hunting, whatever," Avi- size with feistiness. Their second tar-
who lives in Malabar. la said. "You waste a whole lot less time get – about the same size – was bested Staff Writer
and money if you learn to do it right." much more quickly.
Swartley charges $750 for a night of A FOX Sports crew plans to shoot
hunting aboard his airboat, including Avila was one of 43 lucky sports- Swartley's headlamp picked up its footage of the final round of the 2018
all necessary equipment, and he's pret- men drawn for the Stick Marsh – a ruby-red eyes in the dark; he ran up on U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Cham-
ty well booked throughout the season. bountiful 6,500-acre impoundment it with the airboat and Stewart nailed it pionship, scheduled for Oct. 6-11 at Or-
in northwestern Indian River County through-and-through with the cross- chid Island Golf & Beach Club.
Avila – Swartley's neighbor – is an ex- revered for big bass and huge alliga- bow using a laser sight. The gator was
perienced hunter, but not with gators. tors. The flooded former farm field quickly dispatched with the bang stick According to Sarita Meinking, direc-
He said he wanted to go with Swart- holds the distinction of harboring the and pocket knife. tor of field operations for FOX Sports,
ley to learn the ropes and to treat his largest average length in the state for the footage will be included in a sea-
friend Stewart before the Lexington, gators harvested in 2017 – 10 feet, 1.6 The hunters said they planned to son-ending golf special the network
inches. Last season, 26 animals were feast on gator meat and maybe have will air Thanksgiving weekend.
mounts made of the heads. 
“We’ll send out a small crew to fol-
low the two finalists in match play, then
shoot the trophy presentation,” she said.

Ted Hutton, an Orchid Island Club
past president who is serving as the
tournament chairman, said he was
thrilled to learn last week that the tour-
nament would receive TV coverage –
something that didn’t happen when the
2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship
was played at the John’s Island Club.

“It’s certainly positive news,” Hut-
ton said. “When we submitted our bid
for the tournament, we assumed there
would be no TV coverage because, as
far as I know, it’s never been done be-
fore for this type of championship. So
it’s a very pleasant surprise.

“One of the reasons a small club like
ours wants to host these tournaments
is the publicity and exposure they gen-
erate, especially in the golf world,” he
added. “When you host a USGA major
championship, more people become
aware of your golf club and your com-
munity. Getting even a little bit of TV
coverage only expands your reach.

Orchid Island originally had re-
quested the 2015 Senior Women’s Am-
ateur but settled for 2018 after the 2015
Mid-Am – the first USGA major cham-
pionship played in the Vero Beach area
– was awarded to John’s Island.

The Senior Women’s Amateur, first
played in 1962, is open to women ama-
teurs ages 50 and up with a handicap
that doesn’t exceed 14.4. Championship
play is preceded by 18-hole sectional
qualifying tournaments conducted by
state and regional golf associations.

One of the qualifying tournaments
is scheduled for Sept. 17 at Vero Beach
Country Club.

From the sectional qualifying, 132
players will compete in 36 holes of
stroke-play qualifying Oct. 6 and 7 at
Orchid Island, where 64 of them will
advance to the match-play bracket that
will determine the champion.

The quarterfinal and semifinal
rounds are scheduled for Oct. 10. The
final is set for 8:30 a.m. Oct. 11. 

SMITHS HONORED WITH
CROSSOVER MISSION
UNITY AWARD P. 18

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Night sights amaze at ELC’s Perseid Meteor Shower

Sarah Christopherson and Adrian Palmer. PHOTOS: STEPHANIE LABAFF David Guibert. PHOTOS CONTINUED ON PAGE 14
Matthew Smith and Allie Shabdue.

Scott and Karin Jones with children Maxwell and Marlee. Walter and Molly Steinwald. Jesika Alvarez and Jason Alvarez.

BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF joy nature – at any time. and lawn chairs for the big show, chil- better viewing of the celestial bodies.
Staff Writer “When people think of the envi- dren were kept busy making binocu- The Perseid Shower blasts across
lars, listening to the story “My Name
More than 200 starry-eyed astro- ronment they think of trees and the is Stardust,” visiting the touch tank the sky each year during the North-
philes gathered at the Environmental water,” she said. “I’ve always thought and chatting with NASA Solar System ern Hemisphere’s summer, as Earth
Learning Center recently for an inau- of the night sky as a big part of the en- Ambassador Melissa Sleeper. passes through a string of debris
gural Perseid Meteor Shower & Star vironment. This was a great opportu- from the Swift-Tuttle comet. The
Party. The earlier storms that had nity for us to get people out there to Adults enjoyed listening to a talk shower was named after Perseus the
rolled in cleared the skies and left an enjoy the great outdoors.” on the Shuttle Era given by Adrian Hero, because the meteor trails meet
inky black canvas to serve as a back- Palmer of the Brevard Astronomical within the boundaries of the constel-
drop for the evening’s light show. Christopherson said that the night Society that was accompanied by a lation.
sky is vitally important, explaining slide presentation.
Generally, ELC visitors immerse that the earth’s daily cycle of light “This year’s shower is particularly
themselves in the natural surround- and dark affects the reproduction, Once the sun went down, folks spectacular because it coincides with
ings during daytime outings to view feeding and sleep cycles of plants gathered in a clearing and all eyes the new moon, making the sky excep-
the native flora and fauna. The cam- and animals, while it also serves as a were turned heavenward to glimpse tionally dark for optimal viewing,”
pus is seldom open for nighttime means of protection from predators. the cosmic event. noted Christopherson.
events, making the Saturday evening
experience even more interesting. Using the darkness as a platform, To help aid in locating stars, planets On Sept. 15 the ELC will host Na-
she shared information about the and constellations, Christopherson tional Estuaries Day, preceded by a
Sarah Christopherson, ELC natu- damaging environmental conse- suggested viewers use the SkyView Lagoon Cleanup in conjunction with
ralist, said a big part of the ELC mis- quences of light pollution on hu- app, and members of the Brevard the International Coastal Cleanup
sion is to get people outdoors to en- mans, wildlife and climate change. Astronomical Society assisted by set- Day Celebration. For more informa-
ting up high-powered telescopes for tion, visit discoverelc.org. 
Before settling down on blankets



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PHOTOS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Miranda Beulieu and Liz Mayo. Scott Jones and son Maxwell with Fred Anderson.
Genevieve Presti.

Valeria Vieira with Vanessa,
Victoria, Ricardo and Roxana.

Cora Baumberger.

Carol Codd Brown and Liza Hunter.

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Fair fetes TC Community Health’s invaluable services

Vicki Soulé. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE

BY STEPHANIE LaBAFF Medical Center, the clinic became the from all over the county. As a result, the uninsured, immigrants, migrants and
Fellsmere Medical Center. Through board decided to open a south county seasonal farm workers, with payments
Staff Writer grants, the nonprofit was able to make location on Oslo Road and changed the on a sliding scale based on an ability to
improvements to the building and in- organization’s name to Treasure Coast pay.
First Presbyterian Church of Vero creased services to include dental and Community Health.
Beach was abuzz with healthy chatter eventually behavioral health counsel- Additionally, the government re-
last Wednesday at a Health Fair hosted ing. TCCH is the only Federally Qualified quires the majority of board members
by Treasure Coast Community Health Health Center (also known as a Com- to also be consumers of the services
to raise awareness of its care centers After hurricanes Frances and Jeanne munity Health Center) in the county, themselves.
and to commemorate National Health hit in 2004, they saw a substantial in- according to TCCH CEO Vicki Soulé.
Care Week. crease in clients needing their services, FQHCs serve all patients, including “Not in a light way like getting a flu
including many patients coming in low-income, homeless, under- and shot but really seeing doctors, dentists
Attendees could visit with 36 of
TCCH’s health-related community CONTINUED ON PAGE 16
partners, whose numerous services
run the gamut from in-home and as-
sisted living senior care to rehab and
chiropractic services.

“It’s kind of a one-stop shop,” says
Colette Heid, TCCH communications
director. “We provide primary medi-
cal, dental and behavioral healthcare.
A lot of the ancillary services need to
be referred out. This is a great way for
people to find out what services are
available in the community.”

The nonprofit health organization
earned its silver stripes this year, hav-
ing spent the past 25 years helping
Indian River County residents to live
healthy, productive lives by eliminat-
ing barriers to healthcare, no matter
their socioeconomic status.

TCCH developed out of the Fells-
mere Community Health Coalition,
a small clinic established in 1993 by a
volunteer doctor and nurse to provide
medical care to under- and uninsured
workers during the migrant season.
They soon realized the need was great-
er than they could handle alone.

Two years later, with the support of
the U.S. Department of Health, Fells-
mere community leaders, Indian River
Medical Center and Sebastian River

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and behavioral health specialists for nity: two in Fellsmere, one in Sebastian
the majority of their primary care ser- and in Vero Beach, two medical offices
vices,” Soulé explains. and one dental office. They also plan
to add an optional service, particularly
While the Oslo facility was under for patients with chronic conditions,
construction, a temporary clinic was connecting them with RNs to act as
set up in central Vero Beach, and with- health coaches and advocates.
in 18 months the number of patients
there quadrupled. In the 10 years Soulé has been with
TCCH, the number of unduplicated
“That clearly demonstrated there patients has more than doubled from
was a need in this part of the county 8,000 to more than 19,500 individuals.
and they were doing the right thing,”
says Soulé. “They come because our caregivers
do a great job with them,” she says.
The nonprofit has continued to ex-
pand and currently operates out of six The TCCH client base has also
locations; each developed in response changed from the generationally
to a growing need within the commu- poor – individuals who were either

Dr. Juliette Valeriano and medical assistant Altansas Gordon.

not taught to take good care of them- that has worked for almost 55 years
selves or who never had the financial as a community health service un-
wherewithal to do so – to those who der the Bureau of Public Health, and
may have lost their job as a result of it’s adaptable enough that it works
the recession or who cannot afford whether you’re in an urban area or a
medical insurance or care and have rural area, whether you have a lot of
needed to seek alternative health care patients or a few patients.”
options.
The reason, she says, is the flexibil-
“The general population is us- ity of having a local governing board
ing our services,” says Dennis Bar- that can give feedback as to what
tholomew, TCCH director of business they identify as local needs versus re-
development. “There certainly still is sources.
that core group that has always come
to us, who are the people in need and A recent relocation of the TCCH ad-
can’t afford to go anywhere else. But ministrative offices to a building on
as we’ve grown over the years, we’re Indian River Boulevard has opened
seeing people who are working in the the doors to more collaboration with
community but, because of the cost other related nonprofits. TCCH shares
of insurance and medical care, they the second floor of the building with
need our help.” the Healthy Start Coalition, the Kin-
dergarten Readiness Collaborative
“Our costs are escalating in the and Tykes & Teens.
United States, versus the outcomes
when you compare it to other na- “We serve about 7,500 kids, so that’s
tions,” says Soulé. “This is a model a very dynamic part of our business.
We’re all very engaged, as is this

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Emily Thompson, Colette Heid and Dr. Sandra Wechsler. Mary Carter and Scott Duncan. Amy Lloyd gives a chair massage at the TCCH Health Fair.

Tadd Richards, Kara Seng and Danielle Johnson.

whole community,” says Soulé. “We back and we’ll figure out something
meet once a month and talk about else.’ We want to keep them whole
things that we could do together to and healthy,” says Soulé.
support each other and to better help
our patients.” They also offer prescription as-
sistance, translation services, social
For example, Kindergarten Readi- service referrals for food and housing,
ness received a donation of 7,000 Medicaid eligibility/enrollment and
books for their One Book One Read assistance understanding the Federal
program and TCCH will distribute Health Insurance Marketplace.
2,000 of them through their pediatri-
cians to mothers, encouraging them Because they do not refuse patients
to read to their children. for an inability to pay, TCCH relies on
local donations to supplement costs.
TCCH offers comprehensive pri- Donors can donate to a general fund
mary care, including medical, dental or can specify a specific area of care.
and behavioral health services.
“Philanthropy is important because
“There are no requirements. You we need some stability for those indi-
just walk on in. We accept all kinds viduals who come to us without in-
of insurance. And for people who do surance,” says Soulé. Despite pockets
not have insurance, we ask that they of great wealth, much of Indian River
bring their financial documents. We County is considered a low-income,
have a sliding fee scale discount pro- medically underserved area.
gram,” says Soulé, noting that dis-
counts, based on family size and in- “We’re a Federally Qualified Health
come, are in accordance with federal Center, which covers about 18 per-
poverty guidelines. cent of the budget. Insurance covers
a bunch, but there’s always the miss-
“We’re not the Cadillac of charges. ing piece of the puzzle,” explains Bar-
We aim to be the Cadillac of quality,” tholomew.
says Soulé. Through services such as
cancer screenings, diet modification, People can also contribute through
blood pressure and diabetes monitor- fundraisers such as road rallies, golf
ing, she says, they try to keep patients’ tournaments and their upcoming
health on track. Duck Derby, which takes place Oct. 14
at Capt. Hiram’s Sandbar.
“The reality is we have them before
us for a very short time, so it has to “I want to sell one duck to every-
be something the patient engages in body in Vero Beach. It’s just $5,” says
and says, ‘Yeah I want to try this and Bartholomew.
if it doesn’t work, I’m willing to come
For more information, visit tcchinc.
org. 

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Smiths honored with Crossover Mission Unity Award

BY MARY SCHENKEL
Staff Writer

John and Stephanie Smith were Cathy De Schouwer, Stephanie and John Smith, Quincy Jefferson and Antoine Jennings. PHOTOS: DENISE RITCHIE
honored as this year’s recipients of the
Crossover Mission Unity Award for De Schouwer noted that the Smiths and talented, I knew that there was Board president Brad Lorimer said
their continued and enthusiastic sup- have been involved of the Cross- tremendous talent in that group.” that the need for their services contin-
port of Crossover Mission. Founded over Mission since its very first year. ues to grow.
in February 2014 by Antoine Jennings Among other things, in addition to Earlier, friends, family members
and Cathy De Schouwer, the organiza- financial support, they have attended and supporters watched as Jennings “We need greater capacity to serve
tion works to empower at-risk youth every basketball game, tutored nu- coached his ‘Under 16’ team to a win these kids. We have about 75 active
to reach their full potential through merous students and have also men- against the ‘Punishers’ from Sebas- kids in the program and we have at
sports and education. tored some adults. They volunteered tian. least 200 kids that could be really
countless hours to help set up the helped,” said Lorimer, noting that in
The Unity Award was presented last Crossover Center, they advocate for “He’s the kind of guy that any par- addition to funding, they need volun-
Saturday afternoon just prior to their students in the school system, take ent would want their kid to grow up to teer tutors, mentors and coaches.
fourth annual Sheriff’s Exhibition students to cultural events and give be like,” said Rev. Dr. Bob Baggott of
Basketball Game at the Gifford Youth financial training courses. Jennings, who has overcome great ad- “We’re dealing with kids that are
Achievement Center gymnasium, pit- versity to become an exemplary role truly at-risk; kids that generally have
ting Indian River County Sheriff’s Of- “We appreciate you more than you model to the entire community. limited, if any, support from tradi-
fice players against Crossover Mission know,” said De Schouwer. tional supporters, family basically,”
coaches and volunteers. “He takes these kids and he molds he added. “And so the leadership of
“We’re both teachers,” said Stepha- them into the best they can be, to the Cathy De Schouwer and Antoine Jen-
The Smiths were the third recipients nie Smith, when asked what initially best of their abilities and talents. If nings provided a way to fulfil some of
of the award, which was presented prompted them to volunteer. “For me, you ever think the world is going to that need. They’re remarkable people,
last year to Freddie Woolfork, and in and probably for John, the fact that hell in a handbasket, just sit down remarkable leaders.”
its inaugural year to the Community it was kids who were at risk was very with Antoine and have him tell you
Church of Vero Beach. important to me. As a teacher of gifted the story of some of these kids and For more information, visit cross-
what they are achieving.” overmission.com. 
“As most of you know, Crossover
Mission is a basketball and academic
program working to lift up young peo-
ple in our community,” said De Schou-
wer. “But Crossover was also formed as
a bridge between people who are dif-
ferent – people of different races, ages,
genders, religions, educational levels
and socioeconomic standing from
within our community, in hopes of in-
spiring friendship and understanding.
In fact, unity, to help erode the walls of
separation which continue to divide
our society.”

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Ashton Saint-Eloi. PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD Rob Segroves.
Antoine Jennings.
Ramar Dobson.

Rev. Gregory Pitts, Brad Lorimer, Rev. Bob Baggott and Linda Knoll. Robi Robinson, Lakisha Ferguson and Sandy Robinson.



PROS OUTWEIGH ‘CONS’ IN
‘DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS’

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Pros outweigh ‘cons’ in ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’

BY ANNETTE CLIFFORD evitably leads to a “may-the- makes for lively, witty dialogue and ac- tesy of musical director Kim Dickman
Correspondent b e s t- c on-m a n-w i n” tion. and choreographer Heather Mowad, as
contest re- well as the immensely talented cast of
Don’t try to con a con man, the say- Just as much of the show’s magic actors. From provocative, tango-style
ing goes. But that kind of double hood- Rob Kenna, Dana Blanchard comes from its music and dance, cour-
winking is the very funny essence of and Terrence Girard star in
“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (book by “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”
Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David
Yazbek). The rollicking musical com- plete with sight gags, sexual innuendo
edy is playing at the Melbourne Civic and outright raunchy repartee. The
Theatre through Sept. 9. chemistry in contrasts between Girard
and Blanchard, two seasoned actors,
Based on the 1988 film of the same
name, the play is set on the French Riv-
iera and follows the duplicitous doings
of two con men, Lawrence Jameson
(Terrence Girard) and Freddy Benson
(Dana Blanchard), as they try to milk
young American heiresses of their
riches.

Director Peg Girard deftly poses the
debonair, urbane Lawrence – a fake
prince – against the crude and lascivi-
ous, hip-swiveling Freddy, who preys
on the sympathies of naïve females
with tales of his poor, ailing grand-
mother.

When Lawrence takes Freddy un-
der his wing to train the sleaze out of
his shtick, the odd-couple pairing in-

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Left: Female leads and ensemble members. Right: Muriel Eubanks, played by Tracey Thompson

footwork to down-home Oklahoma homa gal who hopes to rope Lawrence
barn stomps to rap parody, the lead into matrimony, is adroitly played by
characters and ensemble members Mary Carson Meyer, whose Okie ac-
transform themselves and the stage cent and attitude are spot-on.
with 22 musical numbers.
The show’s scene and lighting crews
Christine Colgate (Holly McFarland create the necessary illusion of the
Karnes), one of the purported heiress- Riviera setting. Simple elements – a
es the con men try to fleece, particu- Mediterranean backdrop framed by
larly stands out for her versatile vocal palm trees, a balcony with white bal-
chops. ustrade overlooking the sea, trailing
ivy and flowers in urns and pots –
An astonishing variety of costumes combine and make possible the mul-
greatly enhances the show’s visual ap- tiple, rapid set changes that keep the
peal. Croupiers, bellboys, sailors, hotel musical moving.
maids, begowned and bow-tied resort
guests, tacky American tourists, nuns, Spotlights focus on the conceited
cowgirls and cowboys, you name it, Lawrence as he preens and practices to
the company changes style in fast- deceive. An occasional moon appears
paced scenes that keep the audience over the waters, just hokey enough to
smiling. fit with the all-round fakery of the sto-
ryline.
As does the hilarious sub-plot fea-
turing shady French police chief An- For all its ribald tone and rascally
dre Thibault (Rob Kenna), who per- plot, however, “Dirty Rotten Scoun-
fectly delivers Gallic shrugs, smirks, drels” is not without its heartfelt mo-
offside remarks and seductions while ments. Even grifters have their tender
helping Lawrence pluck his wealthy sides, it seems.
pigeons. Andre is complemented by
the voluptuous and ardent Muriel This superb production has been
Eubanks (Tracey Thompson) in an enormously popular so far, and is not
unlikely romance that ends farci- to be missed, a welcome interlude of
cally well. laughter and escape in the dog days
of summer. Grab tickets, which range
Oil heiress Jolene Oakes, an Okla- from $29 to $31, before they’re gone. 

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Coming Up: Three chamberworks will charm this Sunday

BY SAMANTHA ROHLFING BAITA concerto full of rousing hunting calls element, sound, as a factor of equal Riverside Theatre heralded as “hi-
Staff Writer and fanfares.” Ravel was only 27 when importance.” Completing the program larious, wild and untamed,” it’s the
he wrote his incredible String Quartet will be Giuseppe Cambini’s String Comedy Zone. This Friday and Sat-
1 A trio of stunning chamberworks: in F Major. Although modeled on De- Quintet No. 84 in D Major. The ensem- urday’s laughmeisters will be Frankie
“Ravel and Beethoven,” a free bussy’s celebrated Quatuor from 1893, ble includes two violins, two violas, two Paul and Viet Huynh (pronounced
this early work displays the careful French horns and a cello. Time: 3 p.m. “hwin”). The show promo says Paul,
concert from the Space Coast Sym- craftsmanship and sense of color and No ticket is required. 855-252-7276. who’s been touring professionally for
melody that is all Ravel. While melody, close to 30 years, has a “unique knack
phony Orchestra, will be performed harmony and rhythm are typically con- for taking typically unnoticeable situ-
sidered the most important ingredients ations to new levels of hysterics.” Paul
this Sunday at Vero’s First Presbyterian of music says the symphony promo, covers topics such as marriage and
Ravel’s string quartet “added a fourth family with a “lovable, animated ap-
Church. Described by the orchestra 2 Make ’em laugh: You have a pearance and an inoffensive attitude”
couple of opportunities to ditch audiences find irresistibly silly and
promo, Beethoven’s Sextet in E-flat Ma- hilarious. Born in South Carolina and
launching his stand-up career in At-
jor, Op.81b, for two virtuoso horns and all that serious weekday stuff and get lanta, Huynh, says his bio, gets a lot
of his humor from his own life – being
string quartet, is a “passionate chamber your grin on this weekend. At Vero’s an Asian-American growing up in the
South. He abandoned a structural en-
gineering career to follow his dreams
of making toys (custom action figures)
and “talking in front of drunk people;
all while continuing to disappoint his
parents.” In addition to the comedy,
if you get there an hour before the
show, you’ll have the opportunity to
enjoy food and a free concert, Live in
the Loop, outside beneath Riverside’s
famed oaks. On stage Friday will be
The Mixers, with an evening of rock,
R&B and soul. Saturday’s free concert
features Mighty Flea Circus, bringing
their own inimitable style of swing,
rockabilly and blues. Show times: Live
in the Loop free concert: 6 p.m. to 9:30
p.m. Comedy Zone: 7:30 p.m. and 9:30
p.m. Tickets: $12 to $18. 772-231-6990.

3 Do you think of riding a bicycle
when you hear “Raindrops Keep

Fallin’ on My Head”? BJ Thomas “owns

one of the most distinctive voices in

American pop music,” his bio states,

and you’ll be able to enjoy his “reas-

suringly masculine timbre” live this

linus Saturday, Aug. 25, at the King Center.

Known for his 1960s and 1970s hits,

which made it onto pop, country and

Christian music charts, says Wikipe-

dia, Thomas’ best-known recordings

include his first hit “I’m So Lonesome I

Could Cry,” from 1967; the Burt Bacha-

rach/Hal David hit “Raindrops Keep

Fallin’ on My Head” from the movie

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance

Kid”; and the original version of Mark

James’ “Hooked on a Feeling.” Thom-

as extended the theme that winds

through much of his music – seeking

some level of positivity to overcome

the proverbial universal battle with

loneliness – “into his successful late

70s-early 80s venture into gospel mu-

sic,” states the show promo, earning

him the first four platinum albums in

the genre’s history. Show time: 8 p.m.

Tickets: $59. 321-242-2219. 



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The former first couple, who were
born in Plains, Ga. returned to the town
after leaving the White House. About
700 people live in the town, 150 miles
south of Atlanta, in a place that is a
living museum to Carter.

JIMMY CARTER SHUNS RICHES, LIVES give speeches for big money because, even a children’s book written with his
MODESTLY IN HIS GEORGIA HOMETOWN he says, he didn’t want to “capitalize fi- daughter, Amy Carter, called “The Little
nancially on being in the White House.” Baby Snoogle-Fleejer.”
PLAINS, Ga. – Jimmy Carter finishes No Natz to repel the swirling clouds of
his Saturday night dinner, salmon and tiny bugs. Then they catch each oth- Presidential historian Michael Be- With book income and the $210,700
broccoli casserole on a paper plate, er’s hands again and start walking, the schloss said that Gerald Ford, Carter’s annual pension all former presidents
flashes his famous toothy grin and calls former president in jeans and clunky predecessor and close friend, was the receive, the Carters live comfortably.
playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosal- black shoes, the former first lady using first to fully take advantage of those But his books have never fetched the
ynn: “C’mon, kid.” a walking stick for the first time. high-paid post-presidential opportuni- massive sums commanded by more re-
ties, but that “Carter did the opposite.” cent presidents.
She laughs and takes his hand, and The 39th president of the United
they walk carefully through a neigh- States lives modestly, a sharp contrast Since Ford, other former presidents, Carter has been an ex-president for
bor’s kitchen filled with 1976 campaign to his successors, who have left the and sometimes their spouses, routinely 37 years, longer than anyone else in his-
buttons, photos of world leaders and a White House to embrace power of an- earn hundreds of thousands of dollars tory. His simple lifestyle is increasingly
couple of unopened cans of Billy Beer, other kind: wealth. per speech. rare in this era of President Trump, a
then out the back door, where three Se- billionaire with gold-plated sinks in his
cret Service agents wait. Even those who didn’t start out “I don’t see anything wrong with it; I private jet, Manhattan penthouse and
rich, including Bill Clinton and Barack don’t blame other people for doing it,” Mar-a-Lago estate.
They do this just about every week- Obama, have made tens of millions of Carter says over dinner. “It just never
end in this tiny town where they were dollars on the private-sector oppor- had been my ambition to be rich.” Carter is the only president in the
born – he almost 94 years ago, she tunities that flow so easily to ex-presi- modern era to return full-time to the
almost 91. Dinner at their friend Jill dents. Carter was 56 when he returned to house he lived in before he entered pol-
Stuckey’s house, with plastic Solo cups Plains from Washington. He says his itics – a two-bedroom rancher assessed
of ice water and one glass each of bar- When Carter left the White House af- peanut business, held in a blind trust at $167,000, less than the value of the
gain-brand chardonnay, then the half- ter one tumultuous term, trounced by during his presidency, was $1 million in armored Secret Service vehicles parked
mile walk home to the ranch house Ronald Reagan in the 1980 election, he debt, and he was forced to sell. outside.
they built in 1961. returned to Plains, a speck of peanut
and cotton farmland that to this day “We thought we were going to lose Ex-presidents often fly on private
On this south Georgia summer eve- has a nearly 40 percent poverty rate. everything,” says Rosalynn, sitting be- jets, sometimes lent by wealthy friends,
ning, still close to 90 degrees, they dab side him. but the Carters fly commercial. Stuckey
their faces with a little plastic bottle of The Democratic former president says that on a recent flight from Atlanta
decided not to join corporate boards or Carter decided that his income would to Los Angeles, Carter walked up and
come from writing, and he has writ- down the aisle greeting other passen-
ten 33 books, about his life and career, gers and taking selfies.
his faith, Middle East peace, women’s
rights, aging, fishing, woodworking,

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“He doesn’t like big shots, and he The general store, once owned by and tool belt, he will be working on second president ever to reach 94;
doesn’t think he’s a big shot,” said Ger- Carter’s Uncle Buddy, sells Carter mem- homes for low-income people in Indi- George H.W. Bush turned 94 in June.
ald Rafshoon, who was Carter’s White orabilia and scoops of peanut butter ice ana later this month. These days, Carter is sharp, funny
House communications director. cream. Carter’s boyhood farm is pre- and reflective.
served as it was in the 1930s, with no But it is Plains that defines him.
Carter costs U.S. taxpayers less than electricity or running water. After dinner, the Carters step out of The Carters walk every day – often
any other ex-president, according to the Stuckey’s driveway, with two Secret Ser- down Church Street, the main drag
General Services Administration, with The Jimmy Carter National Historic vice agents walking close behind. through Plains, where they have been
a total bill for him in the current fiscal Site is essentially the entire town, draw- Carter’s gait is a little unsteady these walking since the 1920s.
year of $456,000, covering pensions, an ing nearly 70,000 visitors a year and $4 days, three years after a diagnosis of
office, staff and other expenses. That’s million into the county’s economy. melanoma on his liver and brain. At As they cross Walters Street, Carter
less than half the $952,000 budgeted for sees a couple of teenagers on the side-
George H.W. Bush; the three other liv- Carter has used his post-presidency The Carters have dinner at their friend walk across the street.
ing ex-presidents – Clinton, George W. to support human rights, global health Jill Stuckey’s house, where they drank
Bush and Obama – cost taxpayers more programs and fair elections worldwide ice water out of plastic Solo cups and “Hello,” says the former president,
than $1 million each per year. through his Carter Center, based in with the same big smile that adorns
Atlanta. He has helped renovate 4,300 each had a glass of bargain-brand peanut Christmas ornaments in the
Carter doesn’t even have federal re- homes in 14 countries for Habitat for chardonnay. general store.
tirement health benefits because he Humanity, and with his own hammer
worked for the government for four a 2015 news conference to announce “Hey,” says a girl in a jean skirt, greet-
years – less than the five years needed his illness, he seemed to be bidding a ing him with a cheerful wave.
to qualify, according to the GSA. He stoic farewell, saying he was “perfectly
says he receives health benefits through at ease with whatever comes.” The two 15-year-olds say people in
Emory University, where he has taught Plains think of the Carters as neighbors
for 36 years. But now, after radiation and chemo- and friends, just like anybody else.
therapy, Carter says he is cancer-free.
The federal government pays for an “I grew up in church with him,” says
office for each ex-president. Carter’s, in In October, he will become the Maya Wynn. “He’s a nice guy, just like a
the Carter Center in Atlanta, is the least regular person.”
expensive, at $115,000 this year. The
Carters could have built a more elabo- “He’s a good ’ol Southern gentleman,”
rate office with living quarters, but for says David Lane.
years they slept on a pullout couch for a
week each month. Recently, they had a Carter says this place formed him,
Murphy bed installed. seeding his beliefs about racial equality.
His farmhouse youth during the Great
Carter’s office costs a fraction of Depression made him unpretentious
Obama’s, which is $536,000 a year. Clin- and frugal. His friends, maybe only
ton’s costs $518,000, George W. Bush’s half-joking, describe Carter as “tight as
is $497,000 and George H.W. Bush’s is a tick.”
$286,000, according to the GSA.
That no-frills sensibility, endearing
“I am a great admirer of Harry Tru- since he left Washington, didn’t work
man. He’s my favorite president, and I as well in the White House. Many peo-
really try to emulate him,” says Carter, ple thought Carter scrubbed some of
who writes his books in a converted ga- the luster off the presidency by carry-
rage in his house. “He set an example I ing his own suitcases onto Air Force
thought was admirable.” One and refusing to have “Hail to the
Chief” played.
But although Truman retired to his
hometown of Independence, Missouri, Stuart E. Eizenstat, a Carter aide and
Beschloss said that even he took up res- biographer, said Carter’s edict eliminat-
idence in an elegant house previously ing drivers for top staff members back-
owned by his prosperous in-laws. fired. It meant that top officials were
driving instead of reading and working
As Carter spreads a thick layer of but- for an hour or two every day.
ter on a slice of white bread, he is asked
whether he thinks, especially with a “He didn’t feel suited to the gran-
man who boasts of being a billionaire deur,” Eizenstat said. “Plains is really
in the White House, any future ex-pres- part of his DNA. He carried it into the
ident will ever live the way Carter does. White House, and he carried it out of
the White House.”
“I hope so,” he says. “But I don’t
know.” Carter’s presidency – from 1977 to
1981 – is often remembered for long
Plains is a tiny circle of Georgia farm- lines at gas stations and the Iran hos-
land, a mile in diameter, with its center tage crisis.
at the train depot that served as Carter’s
1976 campaign headquarters. About “I may have overemphasized the
700 people live here, 150 miles due plight of the hostages when I was in
south of Atlanta, in a place that is a liv- my final year,” he says. “But I was so
ing museum to Carter. obsessed with them personally, and
with their families, that I wanted to
do anything to get them home safely,
which I did.”

STORY CONTINUED ON PAGE 28

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When Carter looks back at his presi- The Carter’s walk home natha Baptist Church on the edge of He tells the congregation that he’s
dency, he says he is most proud of with Secret Service agents town, and people line up the night be- planning a trip to Montana to go fish-
“keeping the peace and supporting along West Church Street. fore to get a seat. ing with his friend Ted Turner, and that
human rights,” the Camp David ac- he’s going to ride in his son’s autogiro –
cords that brokered peace between “I didn’t know that for years,” she says This Sunday morning happens to be a sort of mini-helicopter.
Israel and Egypt, and his work to nor- with a smile. his 800th lesson since he left the White
malize relations with China. In 2002, House. “I’m still fairly active,” he says, and
he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize They are asked if there is anything everyone laughs.
for his efforts. they want but don’t have. He walks in wearing a blazer too big
through the shoulders, a striped shirt He talks about living a purposeful
Carter says he thinks the Supreme “I can’t think of anything,” Carter and a turquoise bolo tie. He asks where life, but also about finding enough time
Court’s Citizens United decision has says, turning to Rosalynn. “And you?” people have come from, and from the for rest and reflection. Then he and Ro-
“changed our political system from a pews they call out at least 20 states, salynn pose for photos with every per-
democracy to an oligarchy. Money is “No, I’m happy,” she says. Canada, Kenya, China and Denmark. son who wants one.
now preeminent. I mean, it’s just gone “We feel at home here,” Carter says.
to hell now.” “And the folks in town, when we need When they reach their property, the
it, they take care of us.” Carters turn right off the sidewalk and
He says he believes that the nation’s Every other Sunday morning, Carter cut across the wide lawn toward their
“ethical and moral values” are still intact teaches Sunday school at the Mara- house.
and that Americans eventually will “re-
turn to what’s right and what’s wrong, Carter stops to point out a tall magno-
and what’s decent and what’s indecent, lia that was transplanted from a sprout
and what’s truthful and what’s lies.” taken from a tree that Andrew Jackson
planted on the White House lawn.
But, he says, “I doubt if it happens in
my lifetime.” They walk past a pond, which Carter
helped dig and where he now works on
On Church Street, Carter points out his fly-fishing technique. They point
the mayor’s house with his left hand out a willow tree at the pond’s edge, on
while he holds Rosalynn’s with his right. a gentle sloping lawn, where they will
be buried in graves marked by simple
He points out the Plains United stones.
Methodist Church, where he spotted
young Eleanor Rosalynn Smith one They know their graves will draw
evening when he was home from the tourists and boost the Plains economy.
Naval Academy. The Carters already have deeded the
property to the National Park Service,
He asked her out. They went to a which will one day turn it into a mu-
movie, and the next morning he told his seum.
mother he was going to marry Rosalynn.
Their house is dated, but homey and

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comfortable, with a rustic living room selves. “By that time, we had worked paints in the garage; the paint is still cook for themselves, often together.
and a small kitchen. A cooler bearing with Habitat so much that it was just wet on a portrait of a cardinal that will They make their own yogurt.
the presidential seal sits on the floor in second-nature,” Rosalynn says. be their Christmas card this year.
the kitchen – Carter says they use it for On this summer morning, Rosalynn
leftovers. Rosalynn Carter practices tai chi and They watch Atlanta Braves games or mixes pancake batter and sprinkles in
meditates in the mornings, while her “Law and Order.” Carter just finished blueberries grown on their land.
In a remodel not long ago, the couple husband writes in his study or swims in reading “The Innovators” by Walter
knocked down a bedroom wall them- the pool. He also builds furniture and Isaacson. They have no chef and they Carter cooks them on the griddle.
Then he does the dishes. 

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INFLATION IS BACK. WILL IT KILL THE ECONOMY?

BY ROBERT J. SAMUELSON understand the high inflation.) Here are workers tried to get ahead of the pro- market stagnated from the mid-1960s
four significant takeaways. cess by preemptively raising wages and to the early 1980s.
Inflation is back.What do we do about prices.
it? For starters: Don’t ignore it. (1) Don’t buy into the argument – (3) People hated high inflation. For
made often in the late 1960s and early (2) High inflation is ultimately harm- most of the 1970s, Americans listed high
The latest consumer price index 1970s – that a “little bit more infla- ful to the economy, because it subverts inflation as the nation’s No. 1 problem.
(CPI) – the government’s best-known tion” won’t be harmful and will help both stability and growth. From 1969 to High and rising inflation created enor-
inflation indicator – reported a 2.9 reduce unemployment. Superficially, 1982, there were four recessions (1969- mous uncertainty. People had more
percent increase from July 2017. The this sometimes seemed true, but “a 70, 1973-75, 1980 and 1981-82) as the trouble planning for the future. They
last time the year-over-year gain was little bit more inflation” led to “a little Federal Reserve vacillated between didn’t know whether their incomes
higher was in December 2011. Though bit more” and then “a little bit more.” fighting inflation and joblessness. Both would keep up with their expenses;
hardly a cause for panic, it suggests in- Soon, there was a lot of inflation, which got worse. Monthly unemployment there was (or so it seemed) a random re-
tensifying price and wage pressures in created an inflationary psychology. Ex- peaked at 10.8 percent in 1982. Even distribution of income among groups,
an economy straining at its produc- pecting more inflation, companies and before adjusting for inflation, the stock depending more on luck or political
tive capacity. The Trump administra- clout than any economic logic. In a
tion and its critics should be watching post-election interview with journalist
closely. Theodore H. White, President Jimmy
Carter singled out inflation as a crucial
Consider. Rents rose 3.6 percent from factor in his defeat.
a year earlier; hospital prices increased
4.6 percent, gasoline 25 percent and (4) Productivity matters. As is now
eating out 2.8 percent. Still, some price understood, high productivity growth –
increases were small or nonexistent, off- efficiency – makes it easier for firms to
setting some gains. New vehicle prices avoid raising prices. Gains in efficiency
edged up a mere 0.2 percent, electricity cut costs; the savings can be passed
was down 0.8 percent and airline fares along to workers in higher wages, share-
dropped 4.1 percent. holders in higher profits or consum-
ers in lower prices. Prices need not be
The reason for paying attention to boosted. Unfortunately, U.S. productiv-
inflation is that, once it accelerates, it’s ity growth languished in the 1970s; the
hard to stop. That’s what happened in same is true today. This makes it harder
the 1960s and 1970s. The quest to re- to contain inflation.
duce unemployment led to easy money
that spawned double-digit inflation. Since late 2015, the Fed has been
CPI inflation went from about 1 percent gradually raising interest rates in hope
in 1960 to 6 percent in 1969 to 13 per- of heading off future inflation increases.
cent in 1979. It was crushed only in the This focus is surely justified. But it’s not
early 1980s when the Federal Reserve clear whether the Fed’s moves amount
raised interest rates sharply. to too little too late, or too much too
soon. The Fed’s forecasting record is at
This searing episode taught many best spotty. If we get this wrong, it could
important lessons, but we’re in danger kill the economy. 
of forgetting them because a majority of
today’s Americans didn’t experience the This column written for The Wash-
high inflation. (In 2017, the U.S. popu- ington Post does not necessarily reflect
lation was 326 million; roughly two- the views of Vero Beach 32963.
thirds weren’t alive or were too young to

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING, PART II your agent, should be familiar with your values and wishes.
This means that he or she will be able to decide as you would
Living Wills and Healthcare Care Surrogates when treatment decisions need to be made. A surrogate can
be chosen in addition to or instead of a living will. Having a
Hopefully, you’ll never face a medical situation unable to healthcare surrogate helps you plan for situations that can-
speak for yourself to make your wishes known. But if you do, not be foreseen, like a serious auto accident.
by making informed decisions and letting others know in ad-
vance, you’ll gain peace of mind and take a great burden off ARE THERE OTHER ADVANCE CARE
loved ones. PLANNING DOCUMENTS TO CONSIDER?
In a previous column we introduced the concept of advance You might also want to prepare separate documents to express
care planning. We explained that an advance directive is a your wishes about a single medical issue or something not al-
legal document that includes two elements – a living will and ready covered in your advance directive. It would be helpful
appointment of a healthcare surrogate to be the patient’s to give your healthcare surrogate specific instructions about
spokesperson. An advance directive is only used if you lack other issues, such as blood transfusion or kidney dialysis.
the capacity to make your wishes known and need certain
emergency or special measures to keep you alive. You are While this is a difficult topic, by thinking about it and letting
able to change your advance directive at any time. others know how you feel now, the better prepared you and
your loved ones will be for the future. For more informa-
WHAT IS A LIVING WILL? tion and to obtain forms for the state(s) in which you live,
A living will is a written document that helps you tell doctors call 1.800.677.1116 or go online to www.eldercare.gov. In
how you want to be treated if you are dying or permanently Florida, you do not need an attorney. Documents need to
unconscious and cannot make decisions about emergency witnessed, but not notarized.
treatment. In a living will, you can indicate specific proce-
dures you would want, which ones you wouldn’t want, and Next time we’ll discuss three medical issues that might arise
under which conditions each of your choices applies. at the end of life: do not resuscitate (DNR) orders, organ and
tissue donation, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
WHAT IS A HEALTHCARE SURROGATE? Subsequently, we’ll review thought-provoking questions to
When you fill out and sign a form that indicates who you consider as you prepare your advance care plan. 
want to be your healthcare surrogate, you are authorizing
that person to make medical decisions for you at times when Your comments and suggestions for future topics are always
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INSIGHT BOOKS

American militarism was born in the blood and Washington’s coverup U.N. forces occupied all of
rubble of the Korean War. During that famously for- served a global peace. North Korea and marched
gotten conflict in the early 1950s, the United States north to the Chinese border.
became a self-righteous bully. It overreacted to tri- Yet Pembroke’s book At the same time, the U.S.
fling threats and bumbled into an endless series of does deliver crucial in- government ignored repeat-
distant conflicts, waging war in the name of peace. formation that Ameri- ed back-channel warnings
cans need to understand from China that it would
That is the provocative argument Michael Pem- the permanent crisis in not tolerate an American
broke, an Australian historian and high court judge, northeastern Asia.
makes in “Korea: Where the American Century Be- army along its northeast
gan.” Pembroke, whose father fought in a pointless For starters, Pembroke border.
battle at the end of the Korean War, has written an shows how the 1945 di-
anti-American diatribe that is alive with disturb- vision of Korea was an Under Mao Zedong, Chi-
ing facts sure to discomfort readers who know little all-American idea and na was true to its threat.
about the Korean War and its legacy. His book is a bone-headed blunder As winter approached in
timely, readable and deeply researched. that all but guaranteed 1950, it sneaked about
war. Trying to stop Stalin’s 200,000 troops into North
It is also exasperating. Pembroke all but ignores armies from occupying all Korea – a mobilization
the spectacularly prosperous and democratic state of the Korean Peninsula at that MacArthur’s intel-
South Korea has become – with the steady help of the end of World War II, the
the United States. He mostly sidesteps the cruelty U.S. government drew an ligence team completely
and incompetence of North Korea’s founding dicta- arbitrary line along the 38th missed. The Chinese then
tor, Kim Il Sung, who sweet-talked Joseph Stalin into parallel, offering the north humiliated the United
backing the surprise invasion that sent Soviet-made to the Soviet Union and tak- States in what Pembroke
tanks and North Korean troops into South Korea on ing control of the south. The accurately characterizes
a Sunday morning in June 1950. border became a flash point as “an epochal horror”
for skirmishes between two of relentless attacks, hor-
With a polemicist’s distaste for ambiguity, Pem- aggressive puppet states, each led by egocentric rific American losses and the longest
broke cherry-picks events of the Korean War, em- dictators, one financed and armed by Moscow, the retreat in U.S. military history. MacArthur had bum-
phasizing American outrages that support his ar- other by Washington. bled into what he called “an entirely new war.” Soon,
gument while omitting successful U.S. efforts to the Chinese clawed back all of North Korea’s territory.
confine the conflict’s savagery to the Korean Penin- The United States, to be sure, did not start the Ko- In its last two years, the war settled into a blood-
sula and prevent it from becoming World War III. A rean War; North Korea did, with the connivance of soaked stalemate during which the United States
case in point: During the first year of the war, Ameri- the Soviet Union. But once the conflict was under- conducted a pitiless – and often pointless – bomb-
can pilots fought and died in the world’s first all-jet way, as Pembroke explains with considerable preci- ing campaign that devastated North Korea, blow-
dogfights. Their lethal adversaries were ace Russian sion, the Americans made the war two years longer ing up cities with conventional explosives, burning
pilots pretending to be Chinese. They wore Chinese and incalculably more murderous than it should them down with napalm and killing countless civil-
flight uniforms and painted their Soviet-made MiG- have been. It took little more than three months ians. Pembroke accurately says America’s bombing
15 fighters with Chinese or North Korean markings. for the United States, fighting with a United Na- “lacked any sense of proportionality.” It also gave
If shot down, the Russians were under orders to ex- tions mandate and with troops from South Korea North Koreans an enduring reason to hate and fear
plain their white skin by saying they were European and many other countries, to repulse the invasion. the United States, sentiments that have been stoked
Chinese of Soviet extraction. Americans, of course, U.S. forces destroyed most of the North’s army and by decades of propaganda under three generations
knew who their enemy was, having overheard them returned to the American-invented border between of dictators named Kim. 
speaking Russian on aircraft radio. Still, the Truman the two Koreas. But they did not stop there. Wash-
administration kept this information secret. It wor- ington’s anti-communist blood was up, Pembroke KOREA
ried that if the public learned Russians were blast- explains, and it “lost sight of the limitations implicit
ing American boys out of the sky, popular pressure in the moral principle of repelling aggression.” WHERE THE AMERICAN CENTURY BEGAN
would increase for a retaliatory war against the So-
viet Union, which by then had the atomic bomb. Under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur BY MICHAEL PEMBROKE | ONEWORLD. 346 PP. $27.95
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INSIGHT BRIDGE

DO NOT JUMP TO YOUR CONCLUSION WEST NORTH EAST
J A 10 9 K87643
By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist 5 Q 10 4 7632
10 7 6 5 4 3 2 KQJ8 9
Alfred North Whitehead, an English mathematician and philosopher, said, “If a dog KJ96 732 10 8
jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is
because your lap is warmer.” SOUTH
Q52
I disagree, believing that the more time you put into your cats, the stronger their AKJ98
affection for you will be. But if you faced this deal at the bridge table, with no warning A
bell ringing, you would jump to defeat if you played too quickly. AQ54

South is in six hearts. After West leads the spade jack, what should declarer do? Dealer: North; Vulnerable: Both

South’s two-club rebid was New Minor Forcing. It guaranteed at least game-invitational The Bidding:
strength and asked opener to describe his hand further. Then, when North indicated
three-card heart support, South jumped to six hearts, giving the defenders no more SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
information. 1 Diamonds Pass
1 Hearts Pass 1 NT Pass LEAD:
Declarer seems to have 12 easy tricks: two spades, five hearts, four diamonds and one 2 Clubs Pass 2 Hearts Pass J Spades
club. It looks obvious to win with dummy’s spade ace and to draw two rounds of trumps. 6 Hearts Pass Pass Pass
If both opponents follow suit, South unblocks his diamond ace, draws the last trump
with the heart queen and claims.

Here, though, the trumps break 4-1. Now declarer needs a dummy entry to reach the
three diamond winners. What is it?

The entry has to be in spades, and that requires South to throw his spade queen under
dummy’s ace at trick one.

Did you avoid jumping forward to trick two with undue haste?

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INSIGHT GAMES SOLUTIONS TO PREVIOUS ISSUE (AUGUST 16) ON PAGE 54

ACROSS DOWN
4 English composer (6) 1 Wave about wildly (5)
5 Legend (4) 2 Female monarch (5)
7 Trousers; long steps (7) 3 Empire (7)
10 Outing (5) 4 Responsibility (4)
11 Thick liquid medicine (7) 6 Obstruct (6)
12 Direct (5) 8 Makes larger (7)
14 Grandeur (7) 9 Physics, e.g. (7)
15 Small fish (5) 10 Fairness (7)
16 Male bird (7) 13 Life force (6)
20 Dice game (5) 14 Cartography (7)
21 Equestrian horse (7) 17 Plain (5)
22 Armoured vehicle (4) 18 Unscrupulous man; jack (5)
23 Cowardly (6) 19 Signify; stingy (4)

The Telegraph

How to do Sudoku:

Fill in the grid so the
numbers one through
nine appear just once
in every column, row
and three-by-three
square.

The Telegraph

Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / August 23, 2018 37

INSIGHT GAMES

ACROSS 110 Put-on 50 This instant The Washington Post
1 With 22 Across, a 111 Protest endings 51 In a dilemma
112 See 125 Down 52 Sewing case SCANDI-KNAVERY By Merl Reagle
non-winner in the “Visit 113 Engaging part of a car 53 Hairy one at 25,000 feet
Norway” jingle competition? 115 Relocate 58 Key piece of evidence
5 Gen. Arnold’s nickname 117 Mason Williams classic, “ 61 Calif. city, on baggage
8 “Forbidden” perfume 63 John P. Marquand novel,
12 Has a mind like ___ Classical ___”
18 Thingum ending 118 Verlaine verse H.M. Pulham, ___
19 Tiparillo “tip-off” 121 With 132 Across, solvers’ 65 Car pioneer’s inits.
20 Without warning? 68 King of Siam’s exclamation,
22 See 1 Across reason for tolerating puzzles
26 Alert to a PT like this one? “___ puzzlement!”
27 Crimson Tide st. 126 Brooding Laugh-In regular? 69 Grosbeaks’ beaks
28 Bones 127 Works on a wall 70 A real hip dance
29 “It’s either them ___” 128 ___ fan tutte 71 Café au ___
30 Shoulder elevator 129 Colors anew 72 Crosshairs sight
31 Tree or Street 130 Horus’s mom 73 Hilo hi’s
32 Addams Family cousin 131 Public wheels 74 Wacko
33 Mustangs’ univ. 132 See 121 Across 75 American, to a bandido
34 Bargain basement condition DOWN 76 In front of the TV camera
35 Literally and figuratively? 1 Robert of Airplane! 79 Palindromic name
42 Area of San Francisco 2 Peek follow-up 80 Light rowboats
43 Reign of Terror victime 3 Hugo’s you 81 Amt. of time
44 Lovey-dovey sound 4 “If this had 82 Indulge till you bulge?
45 The Jedi, for example been an actual emergency 83 Commotion
49 Naive? ...” org. 85 Good reason
54 Sizzler forte 5 Penance unit, 86 Like Ernest movies
55 Dolby enhances it in a way 88 Calendar listing
56 Worn out 6 Mystery dog 89 Without a woman
57 Jackie’s designer 7 Greek letter 92 Maui memento
59 Lake with slots 8 Warm from the fire 94 Originally named
60 The Shrivers, 9 Landon and others 95 Wild partiers
to Arnold, once 10 Southern California? 97 Takes out again,
62 Voiture venue 11 Subj. of many a grainy photo
64 Shroud’s home 12 ___ as a skunk as a dog
66 Bailey’s middle name 13 Takei role 102 Peshkov’s pen name
67 “Hey, baby, wanna hear 14 Rolf and Tarbell 103 Poe avians
my Sibelius collection?” 15 Summer time in S.C. 104 Cake finisher
72 Treater’s pick-up 16 Al Gore and others, for short 105 Part of MIT: abbr.
75 The Mother of all 17 Big Red, once 106 Go against the grain?
nursery rhymes 21 Kitchen emanation 107 Drama show
77 Sine ___ non 23 Beach or Springs preceder
78 In stores 24 “I am ___ crook” lgth., often
81 Long 25 Fabric meas. 108 Water barrier
84 E prelude 31 Female adviser 113 Actor Cooper
87 Propaganda, usually 32 Words to a genie 114 Nobelist Wiesel
90 Tire city 33 Shallow area 115 Rolling stone’s lack
91 Tire 34 Sea of Lesbos 116 What Missssippi is missing
93 Tired spouse’s 35 “I like New York ___ ... 117 Spiritual leader
after-work query? how about you?” 118 Melville novel
96 More rock-oriented? 36 “Gray matter” 119 Lucy’s guy
98 Japanese apricot 37 Some defendants 120 Delete, e.g.
(or backwards, a bird) 38 Part of SAG: abbr. 122 Break off
99 Saccule site 39 Agenda heading 123 Bat stat
100 U.S. energy org. 40 Switch positions 124 Public wheels
101 Beware of these? 41 Ness foe Frank 125 With 112 Across, a fuel
106 Falcon guy 46 Shout of doubt
109 Jeremiad subject 47 M.S.G. decision ingredient
48 Compass pt.
49 The price of freedom

The Telegraph

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INSIGHT BACK PAGE

Bro’s going to pot. Should sis ‘leaf’ well enough alone?

BY CAROLYN HAX How can I do this in a way that will communicate loving you feel moved to supply in the course of
Washington Post your normal relationship with Justin. But not as
my love and concern, not make me feel so terrified, anyone’s agent.
Dear Carolyn:
I’m a 23-year-old woman living and help him share his feelings instead of shutting The problems here predate the weed anyway
across the country from my fam- and are possibly the soil in which it grew (if you
ily, and my brother “Justin” is an down? will). You say Justin shuts down for hard conversa-
18-year-old high school graduate. tions and your parents’ weed is bad/“religious and
Justin is living at home and work- – Sister, Not Parent moral responsibility” code-orientation hints at an
ing, and he might go to university next year. authoritarian parenting style. Authoritarian mean-
My parents just called to share that he has been – Sister, Not Parent: Your parents are asking you to ing a strict set of rules and expectations they’ll be
caught with marijuana multiple times, always with cross a boundary, and to indulge them will cross a followed, no discussion.
friends, and most recently by the police. boundary no matter what glitter or ribbons you ap-
My parents asked me to talk to him. Their mor- ply. If true, Justin has been trained either to live exactly
al code is that weed is bad, and that to do nothing as his parents expect, or to make sure any deviations
would be to absolutely shirk their religious and mor- Be a sister. That’s your prerogative, your job and from their rules are on the sly and undiscussed.
al responsibilities as parents. I totally understand your place. It can also involve all the listening and
that – they love him and want to see him flourish, Dialogue won’t spring from this dynamic natu-
and getting caught with weed could cause major rally. Because what’s to discuss in “their moral code
consequences. is that weed is bad”?
My parents feel they can’t persuade Justin to stop
smoking, partly because he has a tendency to imme- Tell your parents no, you won’t intervene.
diately “shut down” during hard conversations, but In case they ask your advice: If they want Justin to
mostly because they’re his parents and he just doesn’t talk, then they need to listen.
listen to them. If they want to do the talking, then they can ex-
They believe if the message came from me, he pect deaf ears.
would listen, because we have a good relationship If they want a loophole, through you or other-
and he respects me. wise, then they need to accept there isn’t one.
I’m inclined to help them, to help Justin, but I don’t If they just want a weed-free household, then
want to drive him away or act like a third parent. My they need to ask Justin to quit using or move out.
hope is that I can offer to be a listener and translator And if they want to know why they’re losing
instead of a messenger. their grip on their son, then they need to rethink
“grip.” For any parent and (adult) child, and for
any two humans.
Maybe raising that topic with Justin is a way to
open him up. 

SOLE MATE:
PODIATRIST CAN HELP
RELIEVE THOSE ACHING FEET

40 Vero Beach 32963 / August 23, 2018 Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™

HEALTH

Sole mate: Podiatrist can help relieve those aching feet

BY TOM LLOYD one kind or another, and for those
Staff Writer with chronic foot pain caused by
bunions, hammer toes, heel or an-
For millions of people, the idiom kle pain, fractures and diabetic foot
“stand on your own two feet” some- reconstruction, that pain can be
times is a medical impossibility. downright debilitating.

That’s because, according to Just ask Dr. David Haile, a podiat-
the National Pain Report from the ric surgery specialist with 24 years of
American Podiatric Medical Asso- experience at Indian River Medical
ciation, “nearly eight in 10 Ameri- Center.
cans have experienced foot pain” of
Foot pain, says Haile, can pro-

Dr. David Haile. PHOTOS BY DENISE RITCHIE

foundly impact quality of life. Fully “Bunions,” Haile explains, “are a
half of all adults say that foot pain has complex deformity that is caused
restricted their ability to walk, to ex- by rotation of the first metatarsal,
ercise or even just to be able to stand the bone behind the big toe. People
up when they want. don’t actually grow a bump on their
foot. The problem occurs because
It is something of a numbers game. the metatarsal becomes misaligned
As Haile puts it, his practice treats and then the toe goes in the oppo-
“the lower extremity from the knee site direction of the metatarsal. The
down.” classic bunion bump you see is actu-
ally the normal head of the metatar-
That covers a surprising amount of sal, but in the wrong place.”
territory.
Your feet are complex – and some-
While there are only two bones times finicky – anatomical structures.
(the tibia and the fibula) in the hu- Mechanically speaking, they function
man leg below the knee, there are 27 as all-in-one stabilizers, shock ab-
bones in each foot and, simply put, sorbers and propulsion engines that
more bones mean more things that play a vital role in your overall health.
can go wrong.

Take, for example, bunions.

Bunion surgery model.

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HEALTH

“In the old days,” Haile explains, ther back into the foot where the apex cally have a new bearing put in the
“people used to shave off the bump of that deformity is.” toe. It acts like a little bumper and ba-
to fix the bunion, but that’s not really sically just replaces the cartilage that
the correct thing to do.” He points to a new and patented has all been worn away.”
treatment called Lapiplasty and says,
The “shaving” procedure is still simply, “I’m a real big fan of that and I Many things can go wrong with
done by some practitioners, but a am a real big fan of minimal incision the feet, but new procedures along
more modern and sophisticated ap- surgery.” with a better medical understanding
proach appeals to Haile. of the root causes of foot pain mean
Speaking of new, Haile adds, “we consulting a podiatric specialist like
“Lately we have really appreciated have another really cool new proce- Haile might bring real relief for your
better how that deformity occurs dure for people who have an arthritic aching feet.
and how to address it. And most of big toe joint.
the time the surgical correction for Dr. David Haile is with the Indian
a bunion really doesn’t even involve “We have this implant called the River Medical Center. His offices are at
working on the area where the bump Cartiva and the literature behind 1424 U.S. 1, suite A in Sebastian. The
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strong. It enables people who have
“It’s usually involved working fur- bad arthritis in their big toe to basi-

Opinions vary on the root cause of
bunions.

In April the Harvard Medical
School said, “Shoes with narrow toes
can trigger a bunion, but they’re not
the underlying cause. Bunions run
in families, because foot type (shape
and structure) is hereditary and
some types are more prone to bun-
ions than others.”

Low arches, flat feet, and loose
joints and tendons all increase the
risk. The shape of the metatarsal
head (the top of the first metatarsal
bone) also makes a difference: If it’s
too round, the joint is less stable and
more likely to deform when squeezed
into shoes with narrow toes.

“High heels can exacerbate the
problem because they tip the body’s
weight forward, forcing the toes into
the front of the shoe. This may help
to explain why bunions are 10 times
more common in women than in
men.”

“Bunions can also result from ar-
thritis,” according to Johns Hopkins.
“This often affects the big toe joint.”

Whatever the cause of a bunion,
surgery is not necessarily the best
option.

“Before surgery is considered,”
states Johns Hopkins Medicine,
“your healthcare provider may rec-
ommend first wearing comfortable,
well-fitting footwear (particularly
shoes that conform to the shape of
the foot and do not cause pressure
areas). He or she may also suggest
using splints and orthotics (special
shoe inserts shaped to your feet) to
reposition the big toe and/or provide
padding. For bunions caused by ar-
thritis, medicines may help reduce
pain and swelling.”

Haile wholeheartedly agrees but if
surgery is required, he says there is
some good news about that.

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“Thanks, Mr. Bonzo. It’s real exciting tried out for some stuff. I was a finalist “I’m not Woofin’! I
to be innerviewed. I got innerviewed up for the title role of The Dog in a Broadway have more clothes than Don’t Be Shy
in New York once when I was a puppy. show called ‘Sylvia.’ The theater humans Dad. There’s my Super-
That made me kinda nervous. But this is took our pickshurs, an us finalists got to man hoodie. An my cozy We are always looking for pets
gonna be fun. This is my Dad, Brandon. meet the human actors. I was a liddle green trench coat. There with interesting stories.
My Mom Veronique’s at work. She teach- nervous, but mostly excited. I nailed the were these cool boots to
es yogurt. We just moved here from New audition, and my pickshur was in that match, but they didn’t To set up an interview, email
York City. It sure is different.” Broadway book, ‘Playbill.’ But they chose have my size.” [email protected]
“You’ll hafta tell me more about livin’ a pooch who was a blonde. Typical. I also “Bummer,” I mum-
in New York,” I said. “But first off, how’d did some modelin,’ an I was up for a gig bled.
you an your Mom an Dad get together?” with Amazon. But I didn’t get it.” “An I have a buncha
Bowery ran over an started licking my swedders. I always put my
assistant, who thought it was adorable. “Well,” I sympathized. “That’s show paw up so Dad can help me with the
Then he ran back. “Oops. Sorry. I just biz.” sleeves. Down here, I don’t need clothes
love humans. And fellow dogs. I always so much. An one thing I LOVE here we
wanna give ’em frenly liddle licks. Dad “Yeah. I’m hoping to maybe get some didn’t have in New York … A YARD. I have
says I should go to Lickers Anonymous. modelin’ gigs or a commercial down a big fenced yard an I can run and play
So anyway, buh-leeve it or not, Dad had here. I’m in Mom’s yogurt videos. An and chase geckos till I fall over in a heap!
NEVER had a dog!” Mom an Dad’s catalog. You know, Mr. It’s GREAT! Me an Dad do guy things,
“No Woof!” I said, incredulous. Bonzo, I think they should call it some- like wrestling.’ Me an Mom mostly just
“No Woof! So he an Mom decided it thing else. It doesn’t have anything to do snuggle or snooze in the hammock.”
was About Time. They didn’t wanna get with cats. How ’bout dog-a-log. Whadda “Do you swim? There’s lotsa pools.
a pet shop pooch, so they did a buncha you think?” And the ocean.”
research an found this couple that had to “We Frenchies don’t swim.” he said
find another home for their puppy – ME – “Works for me,” I agreed. firmly. “We sink.”
after they’d had me for just a week. I was “Oh, an guess what? Dad named his “Oh. So what’s your sleepin’ an meal-
10 weeks old and only 7 pounds, so you promotion business after me. I’m the time routine?”
can imagine how cute an cuddly I was.” MAS-cot! It’s called All Ears, cuzza my “I have a sensitive tummy, so I don’t
By that time Bowery was back licking great big, pointy ears.” eat meat or People Food. (Except when
my assistant. “So, why did they want to “That is Super Crispy Dog Biscuits, Dad accidently slips me something.) I get
get rid of you?” Bowery!” lotsa other nutritious stuff. An carrots for
“When I was a puppy, I couldn’t keep treats. I sit politely in front of my dish an
both my ears up at the same time. They’d wait ’til Mom or Dad says OK. (That was
keep floppin’ over. So I looked sorta lop-

Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Style Vero Beach 32963 / August 23, 2018 43

How Escada’s new design director plans to bring the joy back

BY CAROLINE ISSA
The Telegraph

“If a woman wants more excitement Niall Sloan. Better still, Sloan and Es-
in her life, she can wear it!” So said cada are putting their money
Margaretha Ley, a former Swedish from the 1990s. Precision tailoring where their mouth is, donat-
model who co-founded, with her hus- (this is a German brand, after all) ing 5 percent of the profits
band Wolfgang, the German luxury with sharp shoulders and shaped from the upcoming Heart bag
label Escada in 1979. Helping to define waists will serve the new generation range to Women for Women
the heady fashion of the 1980s, chan- of Escada #GirlBosses very well. International. Sloan’s first and
nelling the decade in all of its excess- soon-to-be iconic bag calls
es, Escada was about the loudest color, The archive is a constant refer- back into action the heart mo-
pattern and print. ence point for Sloan. Even the ear- tif, originally used in Escada’s
rings seen in the lookbook are vin- perfume line, a motif that
Jackets might have featured a se- tage Escada pieces that he found on Ley was particularly fond of.
quinned tiger on their backs; an oth- eBay while he was interviewing for Fashion with heart: It’s just as
erwise standard sweater would have the role. Luckily for Sloan, there is a Margaretha Ley would have
an intarsia bulldog woven in. These plethora of brand codes to riff on, and wanted. 
were clothes for the bold, the power- the new head has clearly been rolling
ful and, above all, the exuberant. up his sleeves.

Forty years later, after the mini- “Fashion is about self-expression,
malism of the 1990s, the death of Ley it’s about how we live our lives and
in 1992 and the economic crisis of experience the moment we’re in,” he
2008, and Escada has a new modus says. “Escada’s heritage is bold, col-
operandi, driven by Niall Sloan, its orful, confident, and I want to bring
new global design director. that sense of joy and freedom to peo-
ple. Our woman knows who she is
Having cut his teeth at Burberry, and I want to make clothes that help
where he rose from an accessories her look and feel good.”
designer to leading Burberry Pror-
sum under Christopher Bailey’s So many classic motifs resonate
charge, Sloan then spent four years with his love of glamour, a passion
heading up Hunter’s design studio. that can finally be fully expressed.
With his new role at Escada, however, And Escada’s female-first perspective
the designer has finally entered the extends well beyond the studio.
limelight.
The brand now has a female CEO in
Sloan’s debut collection picks up Iris Epple-Righi and a female owner
where Margaretha Ley left off. His in Megha Mittal, who acquired Es-
clothes celebrate color, joy and love; cada in 2009, not to mention a Mu-
his designs are an exercise in brash nich design studio led by women who
statement-making. “Escada is a spir- worked alongside Ley and have been
it, and that spirit is strong and self- long waiting for the chance to bring
confident,” he writes to me via email back her trademark exuberance.
when I ask him what his vision for the
brand is. We are in an age where heritage
brands are being constantly revi-
“Margaretha Ley really embodied talized. Nostalgia is the order of the
that strength; she was a very entre- day – think Versace’s all-over prints,
preneurial woman who led the com- Prada’s nylon bags and Fendi’s logo-
pany to international success. It is mania. What better time, then, for
that fearless, independent spirit that Escada to breathe new life into future
I most want to bring back. It’s what collections by embracing the brazen
I have in mind when I am designing girl power of previous styles?
the collections – this mindset influ-
ences everything from strong colors,
to bold prints, to new silhouettes.”

Macro, floral jacquards are rich and
pretty, translated across coats, dress-
es and knitwear. Rainbow tweeds
with large gold buttons take shape in
dresses and coats. These high-impact
designs are worn by Amber Valetta in
the new brand campaign as Sloan
also nods to Escada’s history with top
models.

Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, Yas-
meen Ghauri, Yasmin Le Bon, Pauli-
na Porizkova and Cindy Crawford are
just a few of the stars who adorned
the covers of the brand’s catalogues

44 Vero Beach 32963 / August 23, 2018 Style Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™

11 ways to start your new season wardrobe

BY VICTORIA MOSS have you running to the nearest Uniqlo of as a cult classic. Finding the perfect You’re either going to roll your eyes
to stock up on a Steve Jobs uniform of fuzzy (faux, obviously) friend is a life- at the thought of a white shoe or be all
The Telegraph black knitwear and no-name jeans. long mission. “I was there the first time around and
I liked it.” They go with everything.
After a colleague pointed out that What we need is a safe house in the 2. Hair! They will get scuffed on the bus. Your
there are barely 18 months left before crazy. I offer this counsel as there are a call. (I LOVE them!). Extra points for
we have to reel off all manner of end of lot of new season offerings that I’d per- Maybe you haven’t considered a hair heel-kookiness.
the decade surmations, I’ve been think- sonally file under “not on my watch.” accessory since elementary school, but
ing a lot about its aesthetic offerings. Some are rushing through with the I’m getting very taken by adding a little 5. Dot, dot, dot
What began as a reaction to the naff notion that you need to dress like as je ne sais quoi to my barnet. Scrunchies,
Noughties (Naffties?), all pared back though it’s 1989, all spangled lurex and pearl-covered barrettes and gold-a-like The polka dot has been bubbling
minimal-ness and stiff white shirts, has knicker-grazing “dresses.” Others are clasps are also happening. Something around for a couple of seasons, and I
morphed into something that, while very keen on head-to-toe pillar box red. to mull over perhaps. have a great affection for the things,
retaining in essence that idea of simple There’s a movement toward leopard, but am always slightly skeptical when
wardrobing (crombie coats, jeans, great zebra and snake prints (yes, all at once); 3. Blooming winter the spots get too big. This Ganni
knitwear), has an altogether more exu- if you’re going to cocoon yourself in a dress, for me, is doing a lot of every-
berant burst of life to it. satisfyingly chunky honey hued coat, A wear everywhere dress is one of thing right. Note the giant sneaker:
then you must offset it with a Mr. T gold the best developments of the past very now. I’m also a big fan of a teeny
Whether in response to the glum necklace to add punch (to be fair, this I few years and we’re very spoiled for dotty dot.
state of world politics or in spite of it, am all for). choice now with the things. How-
fashion has put its head into a pit of ever, you may be tiring of the boho- 6. Honey hues
rainbow colored sand. There’s an abun- There is, diplomatically, really some- ish bent of some of them. Why not try Call it camel if you like, but in the
dance of crystal embellishments, gi- thing for the any-aesthete. If one had to this blossoming Kitri number? Great interests of progress I’ve moved on.
ant sleeves, over-zealous ruffles, prints pinpoint one message of this autumn now with a sandal, and just as lovely Honey-nuts, tauny-browns, a crisp
upon prints, shoes with weird heels and season, I’d say it’s FUN. Add a jaunty later with gray tights and a cosy over- chartreuse that can’t quite decide if
ones that are just plain ugly; combined jolt to your everyday mix and match, do sized cardigan. it’s yellow or orange, are what some
of late, with such a breathless explosion something a little bit wrong: we’re still might call “key.” They are very flat-
of color that the Pantone marketing in the teenage throws of this century, 4. The white foot forward tering no matter your pallor. This
department must surely be getting all might as well dress like it. With that in M&S suit is very good, as you could
round bonuses. mind, herewith are my picks for a just-
enough jazz-hands stylish fall ward-
The proliferation of this fashion joie robe refresher.
de vivre has also given rise to atrocities
on which we will surely look back on 1. Wildlife
with confusion. Are Crocs the new Ugg Leopard, snake and
boot? I ask, as they’ve morphed from a zebra prints in vari-
practical footwear option for toddlers ous guises are com-
and NHS staff to something crystal em- ing from all angles
blazoned, platformed, and even with a in all incarnations.
stripper-stiletto tagged on the heel – as I can’t wear a leop-
spotted last night on Instagram (where ard print shoe
else). Unfortunate. anymore without
being reminded
Is this a style era which counsels that of Theresa May,
anything goes with everything? The and so for that
persistent underlying idea is that we reason, I’m out.
must be free to wear whatever we want I will however
– from Burka to dental-floss bikini. consider a
Of course within this, strong ideas of jacket or coat,
conformity exist, throwing out mixed which I think
messaging: wear what you like! But
also, wear this, like that. It’s enough to

Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Style Vero Beach 32963 / August 23, 2018 45

When I saw these Polly Pocket ear-
rings crafted by the riveting duo of hot-
newcomer Mimi Wade and jewelry stal-
wart Vicki Sarge, I was duly charmed
and amused: This is where your fun
comes in. See also Chinti and Parker’s
newly launched Hello Kitty range. You
couldn’t have a bad day wearing either
of these.

9. The pleated skirt

plump the jacket with jeans and look 11. Check it out
very Jackie O. Equally, for a low-key Your take home on winter’s heri-
work outfit, try the trousers with a tage tartans and checks is that you
black sweater. want roomy and swaddling. If it
gets too cold, you’ll be able to wear
7. Hikers not bikers a trailing scarf, blouse and a blazer
underneath. 

I don’t make the rules, but biker We’re going to have to start call-
boots are a bit non-grata this season. ing this a “modern classic” because
Instead, on offer is the nifty hiking- it returns season after season. It
influenced boot. A hardier, more solid does solve a lot of problems. Pretty
offering that does sterling work off- with a T-shirt, smart with a blazer
setting a flouncy dress, or adds edge and blouse and adds just enough
to slightly cropped trousers or jeans. flounce. For extra interest, a button
Final note: Moc croc is a fast rising through version offers a pleasing
“thing” – ergo these Kurt Geiger beauts Seventies twist.
tick off two trends if you’re concerned
about such fripperies.

8. Something to make you smile

10. Straighten up your jeans
Denim is a very personal prefer-
ence, I understand that. But if one
can be persuaded, the current best
fit is to go for something in a simple
mid-blue with a straight leg. A high
waist is also very au courant. I’m pro,
as I find it to be the most flattering.
Current/Elliott has refreshed its core
collection offer with a pleasingly
simplified menu – three cuts in three
washes – its fit is excellent.

46 Vero Beach 32963 / August 23, 2018 Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™

DINING REVIEW

Casa Amigos: Good authentic Mexican food nearby

BY TINA RONDEAU
Columnist

For years, we’ve lamented Vero’s lack Tri-Color Enchiladas. Mango Salmon. Flaming Parrilla.
of a restaurant serving good Mexican
dishes. cent visit, I ordered the arroz con pollo chunks of pork, deep-fried until crispy PHOTOS GORDON RADFORD
($12.99), my husband went for the car- on the outside and tender and juicy on
But there’s hope, at last, nearby. If nitas ($13.99), and our companion opt- the inside, topped with grilled onions. [email protected]
you are willing to drive about 40 min- ed for a jumbo shrimp fajita ($16.99). The pork was perfectly cooked, and was The reviewer dines anonymously at
utes south from Vero on U.S. 1, a new served with delicious rice, refried beans
restaurant called Casa Amigos in Port My arroz con pollo – strips of grilled and pico de gallo. Another excellent dish. restaurants at the expense of Vero Beach
St. Lucie is offering authentic and tasty chicken with a flavorful creamy, 32963. 
comida Mexicana. On a previous visit, I tried the steak,
cheesy rice and a side of chicken and shrimp fajita ($16.99) and Hours:
Still not much more than a month black beans – was juicy and my husband had the arrachera ($16.99). Daily, 11am to closing
old, this family-run cantina – housed full of aromatics. The fajitas again were excellent, and my Beverages: Full Bar
in a large building newly repainted Our companion husband’s dish – grilled marinated skirt
bright yellow and red – has been pretty gave high marks steak topped with chimichurri sauce – Address:
much full on our two recent visits. And to the fajita, was perfectly cooked medium rare, and 7950 South U.S. 1,
many of those dining there were Mexi- loading his torti- accompanied by rice, steamed veggies
cans. llas with shrimp and black beans. Port St. Lucie
along with lettuce, Phone:
We were only seated for seconds sour cream, pico de The dishes, with their excellent use
when a basket of complimentary chips gallo, bell peppers, of Mexican spices; the creative variety 772-204-2744
and delicious, slightly spicy salsa ar- onions and guacamole. of the drinks; and the attentive service
rived at the table, and while I was trying My husband’s carni- on our two visits were almost too good
to appraise a menu with a wide array tas consisted of seasoned to be true. If Casa Amigos can keep it
of choices, the eyes of my husband and up, my guess is people will be flocking
our companion quickly focused on the there from miles around for a Mexican
plentiful drink options. food-fix.

Casa Amigos offers a dozen differ- I welcome your comments, and en-
ent varieties of Margaritas, as well as a courage you to send feedback to me at
number of traditional and not-so-tra-
ditional mixed drinks and beers. Our
companion went for the jumbo house
Margarita ($9.25) and apparently liked
it because a half hour later he ordered
another.

My husband and I, meantime, de-
cided to try the homemade red sangria
(glass $5.99, pitcher $21.99). I found it a
bit too sweet for my taste, but my hus-
band thought it was a perfect compan-
ion for spicy Mexican food.

In lieu of appetizers on both visits,
we went for the guacamole made at
tableside ($8.99). The show here is not
as elaborate as at some big-city res-
taurants we’ve visited like Rosa Mexi-
cano, but the price is more than right
for a two-avocado bowl of guacamole
as fresh and authentic as you will find
anywhere.

Then for entrées on our most re-

El Molecajete.

Your Vero Beach Newsweekly ™ Vero Beach 32963 / August 23, 2018 47

WINE COLUMN

The next generation of wine coolers tastes like fun

BY DAVE MCINTYRE The Negroni Sbagliato resembles its liliter cans, with straws, is a fun, tasty
namesake cocktail with flavors of drink for picnics, patios, pools or aper-
The Washington Post bitter orange, if not gin. Rosé Lime itifs. At 6 percent alcohol, it doesn’t
is another refreshing flavor, and pack much of a punch. With 7 grams
Remember wine coolers? added sugar per can, as disclosed on
Bartles & Jaymes, those two old the company has introduced a the nutritional label, it resembles a
guys, one in suspenders, sit- Harvest Pear Palmetto blend for soda almost as much as a cocktail. So,
ting on a front porch or flying fall. brunch, picnic, feel-good quaff before
a biplane while thanking us
for our support? Bruce Wil- Pampelonne, marketed in dinner? Yeah. 
lis strutting through a packs of four 250-mil-
bar singing about Sea-
gram’s wine coolers –
“It’s wet and it’s dry”?
Those ads were all over
the airwaves during
the 1980s.

The ads may be rel-
egated to YouTube, but
the flavored wine bev-
erages are still with us.
Bartles & Jaymes, pro-
duced by E & J Gallo, re-
mains a malt beverage
“wine cooler” with a
wide variety of flavors.
Seagram’s now sells
Seagram’s Escapes, with
fanciful flavors like Ca-
lypso Colada and Bahama
Mama.

The rising popularity of cans for
wine over the past few years has given
a boost to flavored wines. Cans are fun
and casual, and they bend the rules that
say wine should be in glass under cork.

The lines between wine, beer and
cocktails have blurred even more.
Infinite Monkey Theorem, a winery
based in Denver, markets a sauvignon
blanc infused with hops. It tastes
rather like an India Pale Ale, with
the lighter body and higher acidity of
wine. It’s an identity crisis in a can.

A popular line of “sparkling wine
cocktails” is Pampelonne, a brand start-
ed in 2013. “The inspiration came from
our enthusiasm for the sparkling wine
cocktails like Aperol Spritz we enjoyed
in France and Italy, and a desire to make
them accessible to everyone back home,”
says Wyatt Carder, co-owner along with
Erik Weller. Pampelonne taps into the
current vogue for craft cocktails, bring-
ing the bar home in a can, with a straw.

Pampelonne uses white wine im-
ported from France as its base. In ear-
ly years, it used Melon de Bourgogne
(the grape of Muscadet) from the Loire
Valley, switching in 2017 to ugni blanc,
a grape widely grown in Gascony.
Both are fairly neutral whites, without
much inherent flavor but with good
acidity to make a refreshing base for a
blended drink.

At the company facility in Modesto,
Calif., the base wine is blended with
sparkling wine and natural flavorings.

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