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09/28/2017 ISSUE 38

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More beach repair. P2 Rolling by the river. P4 Board certified!

County tackles new sand-loss Learn about living docks at ‘Regular Joes’ make waves, earn
woes as Irma exacerbates erosion. FIT’s classroom on wheels. raves at surf festival. PAGE 12

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Boat grounded on South Beaches is going nowhere fast $28M increase
bumps revised
budget to $1.17B
STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER
[email protected]

A 45-foot sailboat run It’s Brevard County’s responsibility to remove this sailboat that ran aground in the South Beaches. PHOTO BY VIC HUBACEK PAL STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER
aground in the sand in the [email protected]
South Beaches was a curios-
ity last week, but it could be- At the Sept. 19 budget hear-
come a serious eyesore, if not ing, the Brevard County Board
a hazard, before it is gone. of Commissioners approved an
increase of more than $28 mil-
The Cuki washed up on lion over the tentative $1.14 bil-
shore last week near Spes- lion spending plan introduced
sard Holland South Beach in July for 2017-18. The revised
Park. Because the beach budget comes in a little over
lies in unincorporated Bre- $1.17 billion.
vard County, it’s the county’s
problem to get rid of the “This is an increase of 2.53
vessel. percent, or $28.9 million,” said
Jill Hayes, Brevard budget di-
According to Don Walk- rector. But the aggregate mill-
er, county spokesman, the age rate of 6.3268 remained
removal could take any- the same. The rate represents
where from two weeks to a 4.02 percent reduction from
two months. “The deter- the current fiscal year aggre-
mining factor is how much gate rate of $6.59 per $1,000 of
and how soon we can hire a taxable property value.

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Emergency fencing New K-9 needs a
safeguards against nyoaumrec–reuantilveiatsyh!
potential pool peril
John Duba and Eric Tippins install fencing. STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER Officer Philip Martinez with the Satellite Beach Police Department’s new K-9. PHOTO BY BENJAMIN THACKER
STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER [email protected]
[email protected]
Satellite Beach Police have
Amid Hurricane Irma, a taken to social media for help
brainstorm by Satellite Beach naming their new K-9 offi-
Fire Department and city offi- cer: a 16-month-old German
cials has led to city firefighters Shepherd-Malinois mix.
installing free perimeter emer-
gency fencing to keep pools Only the department’s third
with downed fences from be- K-9 since 2002, the new dog

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NEWS PHOTO BY JULIAN LEEK

Eric Tippins and John Duba. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER

POOL FENCES course we would like to see it catch County faced with more sand-loss
on,’’ he said. woes as Irma exacerbates erosion
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
One note of caution: The emergency STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER $8.4 million. The county share is an-
coming a post-storm hazard. fencing being provided is a quick fix [email protected] ticipated to be 12.5 percent or almost
The idea was hatched about 2 a.m., for the perimeter yard fencing only, $1.1 million, with the balance picked
not the more critical required fencing Among the many problems caused up by FEMA and the state.
in the thick of the storm, by Building closer to the pool (or the screened pool by hurricanes, one of the more vexing
Official John Stone and Satellite Beach enclosure) meant to keep children and is the havoc they play with beach ero- McGarry said the Tourism Devel-
Fire Marshal Cmdr. Dave Abernathy. non-swimming adults out of the pool. sion. Brevard County hasn’t fully re- opment Council Beach Improve-
All Satellite Beach police and fire de- stored all the sand lost during Hurri- ment Budget holds $1 million in re-
partment personnel, as well as city In a related move, the city will be cane Matthew last October, and along serve specifically for responding to
staff, were on the job for the storm, waiving fence permit fees associated came Irma to muck up the works. unexpected circumstances or storm
with many on overtime to make sure with storm damage through Dec. 31, events. “This will provide the bulk of
the city remained safe. 2017. On Sept. 19, the Brevard Board of the $1.1 million,” he said.
County Commissioners debated two
Of the 5,100 homes in Satellite Beach “It is important that when a permit options for Irma beach repair: rene- The project approved by the
the men guessed correctly that night is required that you still apply for a no- gotiate with the low bidder selected to board is earmarked for stretches
that at least 40 percent of the homes fee permit as this will insure that the replace Matthew sand loss, or go out of shoreline not managed by the
with pools had their fences damaged contractors are checked out for proper to bid for a new contract but one with U.S. Army Corps. The Army Corps
or destroyed by Hurricane Irma. license and insurance,’’ Stone said. a shorter selection window. The com- project to restore 3.8 miles through
mission elected the first option figur- Indialantic and Melbourne Beach
“During a storm you have to tri- Studies show that in California, ing it would speed the process up. and 9.8 miles in Cape Canaveral
age (prioritize) what you can do to Arizona and Florida – states in which and Cocoa Beach, was already in
focus attention on possible hazards. home swimming pools are very popu- “I think we can negotiate a lower process before Irma. That project is
To have the bright orange fencing up lar and in use during much of the year price with a better rate,” Vice Chair expected to be completed between
over the gaps in the fences, we’re cre- – drowning was the leading cause of ac- Rita Pritchett said. December and May 1, 2018.
ating awareness that there is a haz- cidental death in and around the home
ard to be addressed there and to stay for children under the age of five. Said Commission Chair Curt “The beaches are vulnerable,” said
away. We’re just trying to close up the Smith, “We are way ahead of the Virginia Barker, director of the Natu-
openings that have been blown down The U.S. Consumer Product Safety game if not going out to bid. It ral Resources Management Depart-
around pools,’’ Abernathy said. Commission staff reviewed data on might come in cheaper.” But Com- ment. “We have 12- to 14-foot cliffs in
drownings and child behavior, as well missioner Kristine Isnardi said: “I’m the dunes now.We will experience the
The idea was extremely well-received as information on pool and pool bar- more comfortable going out to bid.” highest high tides of the year in Octo-
and could be applicable for other barrier rier construction and concluded that ber and November when the eleva-
island cities with a high percentage of the best way to reduce child drown- Michael McGarry, beaches program tion in the ocean eats away at dunes.”
homes with pools and children to whom ings in residential pools was for pool manager for the county’s Natural Re-
they could become a surprise hazard fol- owners to construct and maintain sources Management Department, And there is still two months left
lowing a hurricane, Stone said. barriers that would prevent young said bids tend to be higher after a storm. to hurricane season. “We do not
children from gaining access to pools. know the impact of other potential
Within a couple of days after the The existing contract with J.P. storms,” Barker said. “For this and
storm, more than 700 feet of emergen- However, local and national officials Donovan Construction in Rock- other reasons, there is a lot of de-
cy fencing had already been installed agree there are no substitutes for dili- ledge is $28.80 a cubic yard. “My mand for sand resources. A lot of pro-
at 40 homes by Satellite Beach fire gent adult supervision. existing price must hold or I will go cessing is needed to produce quality
fighters in their down time, he said. out to bid,” McGarry said. sand. You also have to get out there
For more information, contact the before neighboring communities.”
“We think it’s a good idea and of Building Department at 773-4409.  The new contract calls for approxi-
mately 228,000 cubic yards of new Sand production will start now.
sand from upland sand mines on The project requires beach-quality
unincorporated beaches in the Mid sand taken from upland quarries
Reach and South Beaches area. At in Titusville, Vero Beach and Fort
the existing price, the figure comes in Pierce. But McGarry said actual
at $6.6 million. The total project cost beach placement will not start be-
including design, permitting, con- fore the Nov. 1 end of marine turtle
struction oversight, surveys, sea oat nesting season. 
installation and three years of envi-
ronmental monitoring will be about

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VESSEL RUNS AGROUND FWC documents derelict vessels as a number of felony counts including Beach County during the Irma evacu-
part of the disaster recovery review sexual assault, cocaine possession ation. He remains in Palm Beach.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 submitted to the state and FEMA. and evidence tampering. Monroe
County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Becky The stranded boat is not as uncommon
contractor to move it. Plus, we have to The owner has no say in the matter. Herrin said he remains in custody, as it sounds. “We often get rafts and Cu-
allow Florida Fish and Wildlife Com- Not that Jeffrey Ray Sundwall could but did get sent from Stock Island ban vessels that wash up on shore here,”
mission to do its due diligence before help anyway. He’s in jail. Sundwall, 47, Detention Center to the jail in Palm Walker said. “I also suspect this won’t be
we move it.” of Key West, was arrested in March on the last one to wash up from Irma.” 

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TOWN BUDGET plan is one that does not include a tax rates set by the Board in July for these we would seek to verify the individu-
increase.” programs are the same rates approved als are not receiving other county dol-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 last week,” Hayes said. lars or money from FEMA. We want to
Vice Chair Rita Pritchett disagreed make sure people understand there
How is that possible? According to with Tobia’s analysis. “The overall Another issue that drew divisions could be other services out there from
Hayes, during the month of August, millage rate is lower so it is a tax cut,” among the commissioners had to do other agencies.”
various departments and agencies Pritchett said. “Our budget is not any- with refunding emergency client ser-
had the opportunity to update their where near where it should be with our vices in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Commissioner Jim Barfield argued
tentative budgets as more details population.” to restore the funding. “People live
arose about planned projects and “The $184,942 appropriation is paycheck to paycheck, many in areas
grant availability. Commissioner Kristine Isnardi voted funded with existing general fund re- without power,” he said. “These are
in favor of the budget but with reserva- sources and does not change the over- extenuating circumstances.”
“This change is primarily due to in- tions. “We did make some decent cuts. all budget,” Hayes said.
creases in anticipated balance forward But I wish we had done a little better.” Isnardi wondered whether it’s the
for projects, as well as grants. These Ian Golden, the county’s director county’s role to fund such programs.
changes did not impact the county Despite public pleadings through- of housing and human services, said
millage rates,” Hayes said. out the process for retaining the bud- these dollars are set aside for those “There will always be a need. You
get for the Environmentally Endan- “who fell through the cracks. These can’t fill all the needs. I’m not sure
Still, the increase in the overall gered Lands and parks and recreation are people who could be faced with where the onus of responsibility is but
budget garnered a no vote from Com- programs, the budget did not cut ei- no place to live. Maybe they have no I do not know if our job as government
missioner John Tobia, who represents ther. “There were no original cuts to money for a security deposit while is to fill this void. We all want to help
the South Beaches. “A responsible EELs and Parks and Rec. The millage waiting for the old deposit back. But and feel good, but is that our role?” 

FIT rolling classroom will shed light on living docks

STORY BY BILL SOKOLIC STAFF WRITER Oyster mats ready for deployment in Cape Canaveral. PHOTO COURTESY OF FIT
[email protected]

Living docks are taking on increasing
significance along the Indian River as a
way to not only improve water quality
but to provide nourishment to fish and
other creatures.

Consisting of mesh mats of dead and
dried oyster shells wrapped around a
dock or pier piling, these structures at-
tract living oysters and other organ-
isms that grow on the shells, filter water,
provide a habitat for smaller crabs and
shrimp and a food source for certain fish.

To better understand the connec-
tion, the Indian River Lagoon Research
Institute at Florida Institute of Tech-
nology will park an educational recre-
ational vehicle – a portable classroom
– at the Melbourne Beach Municipal
Complex near the pier from 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. on Saturday.

“We will have examples of oyster
shells which have been exposed in the
Indian River Lagoon as part of living
docks, to demonstrate the type of or-
ganisms which will settle or grow on the

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oyster shells. There will be microscopes sistant professor at FIT’s Center for sioner Wyatt Hoover said. “We can Riverside Park with an outfall north of
set up, for viewing of different types of Corrosion and Biofouling Control. make it a river day.” the causeway,” said FIT’s Robert Weav-
plankton and other small critters. Peo- er, an associate professor of ocean en-
ple will be able to assist with making Members of the Surfrider Foundation FIT has had success creating living gineering.
oyster mats, and helping deploy them will also be setting up a table to show- docks in Cape Canaveral and Eau Gal-
on dock pilings to create a living dock,” case their work around the community. lie. Another is underway at Riverside “We’ll get oysters, mussels all kinds
said Dr. Kelli Hunsucker, research as- Park in Indialantic. of creatures which play a role in filtra-
“Having this RV is cool for the com- tion of water.” 
munity,” Melbourne Beach Commis- “There is a natural recruitment at

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K-9 COP “These dogs not only take drugs and important heritage of the program, rest of a violent offender by the Mel-
bad guys off of the street but also find said Frost, who was the handler for bourne Police Department by detect-
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 missing people and conduct demon- the department’s first K-9 named ing a gun that had been hidden. Astor
strations at community events,’’ he said. “Flex.” was able to give his handler (Frost) an
is scheduled to start K-9 School Oct. 1 alert and the gun was located on the
along with his handler, Officer Phillip Once the new K-9 completes school One of Flex’s major accomplish- second story roof of the apartment
Martinez. and becomes certified, it will replace ments was the apprehension of Mikal complex.
the retiring K-9 named Astor. Funds Mahdi, who killed a police officer and
The naming contest highlighted on for this K-9, as well as the first two, a convenience store clerk in the Caro- “This was a major accomplishment
the department’s Facebook page is were provided by a generous anony- linas. Mahdi attempted to run from a as the gun was such a long distance
open to all residents and the winner mous donation. The average cost of a traffic stop at the Park Avenue beach away from the dog. A ladder was ob-
will receive recognition at an upcom- green (K-9 with no or little training) is access and hide in a condominium on tained and the gun was recovered,’’
ing city council meeting. around $9,000. the beach, Frost said. Frost recalled.

“All three of our dogs will have been The K-9 will reside with Ofc. Mar- “Flex and I were able to track him The new K-9 will start patrol train-
named by the public. As you can see by tinez at his home and with his fam- and take him into custody. He was ing next month after completing the
the Facebook response, there are some ily, and in off-duty hours will enjoy sentenced to death and is on death course by the Brevard County Sheriff’s
good names to pick from. We will nar- the life of a mostly normal, yet highly row,’’ he said. Department. Once the team has com-
row it down to three names and put it disciplined companion. But when it pleted the patrol certification they will
back out on Facebook for a vote,’’ said comes time to work, just like his han- The department’s second K-9, “As- start a narcotics detection course. The
Lt. Darren Frost, Patrol Supervisor, K-9 dler, the new K-9 will spring to action, tor,” was purchased in 2009, again new K-9 team is expected to be up
Supervisor. eager to serve, and be all business. with donated funds and is handled and going, and visible all over Satellite
by Cpl. Steve Owens. One of Astor’s Beach by February 2018. 
Established in 2002, the K-9 program The new K-9 will become part of an accomplishments involved the ar-
immediately began to pay dividends.

Officials open to more public comment on Mathers schedule

STORY BY GEORGE WHITE STAFF WRITER While the City Council restated its change he spoke with nearly 200 boat PHOTO BY BENJAMIN THACKER
[email protected] neutrality on the issue, they wanted owners who also were in the dark and
all sides to be given a chance to learn opposed the operational change to who in turn discussed the matter with
Boaters opposed to Mathers Bridge about the change from the coast guard openings on the half hour. county public works before making the
opening at regular half-hour intervals and Brevard County Public Works offi- official request to the U.S. Coast Guard.
rather than on-demand convinced U.S. cials who are required to maintain the Nebeling contended that the change
Coast Guard officials to restart the pub- drawbridge. would cause additional boat mainte- The county conducted traffic stud-
lic comment before any change in the nance costs by having to wait longer, ies and reviewed bridge logs which
schedule for the two-lane overpass con- First up at the workshop was op- that boaters could not plan exactly when showed the change would alleviate ve-
necting Merritt Island to Indian Har- ponent George Nebeling of Indian they would need the drawbridge, and hicle traffic without adversely affecting
bour Beach takes place. Harbour Beach, the most vocal of the that county records did not prove that vessel traffic.
boaters who said after learning of the the change would reduce maintenance
The action came at the end of a costs to the county. Additionally, vessels that can transit
workshop meeting held on Sept. 18 by under the bridge without an opening
the Indian Harbour Beach City Coun- County Public Works Interim Direc- may be asked by the bridge tender
cil after council members contended tor Andy Holmes said that the policy to do so. Mathers Bridge is a swing
they had not been informed of the of on-demand openings – sometimes bridge. It has a vertical clearance of 7
change that will impact many of its several in a single hour – in fact cause feet at mean high water in the closed
citizen boaters. the main bearings on the bridge to over- position.
heat. Scheduled bridge openings, which
The original period for public com- would not occur if no boat is present, The proposed new schedule for open-
ment started April 24 and ended June would allow time for the bearings to cool ings: On the hour and half hour Sundays
23, with 20 out of the 23 responses sub- down, minimizing the wear, he said. through Thursdays, between 6 a.m. and
mitted being in favor of the change to 10 p.m. On Fridays, Saturdays and feder-
hourly openings. The expectation is that “We thought it was a good idea from a al holidays, the draw will open 24 hours
with the extension of the public com- maintenance standpoint,’’ he said. a day on the hour and half hour.
ment period, the ratio will change to
show more boater opposition. The one exception to the new rules is Interested members of the public can
the bridge will open on signal if at least view and make comments on the pro-
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Spine and dandy:
Chiropractor hails
treatment’s benefits

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Spine and dandy: Chiropractor hails treatment’s benefits

STORY LYN DOWLING CORRESPONDENT Coastal Chiropractic says with great Dr. Lee Smith with Andrea Leon.
[email protected] good nature. “My profession has done
a poor job at marketing.” PHOTO: BENJAMIN THACKER
Lee Smith doesn’t think his fellow
chiropractors do a very good job of The Melbourne-born Smith does it,
explaining themselves and he jokes however, having returned in 2014 from
about them knowing much about the Boca Raton, originally with the inten-
spine and nerves and little about pub- tion to semi-retire but unable to stay
lic relations. away from work he loves. He wants
the world to know that chiropractic is
“Eighty percent of the public has based on real science and uses real di-
no idea what we do, and 99 percent of agnostic techniques; in Smith’s offic-
physicians don’t know,” the owner of

es, radiology is crucial. He also wants care, also sees chiropractic as filling a
it known that chiropractic not only is health care gap of sorts.
beneficial in its own right, taken inde-
pendently, but is a worthy adjunct to “What we do is similar to the way
mainstream medicine. osteopathic physicians worked in the
past, when osteopaths also practiced
Explanations should start with a massage and manipulation. But (os-
definition, this one from the National teopathy) has kind of been absorbed
Institutes of Health’s National Center into medicine and osteopaths really
for Complementary and Integrative are no different than medical doctors.
Health: “Chiropractic is a health care They usually don’t do spinal work-ups
profession that focuses on the rela- any more. We do. Our primary focus
tionship between the body’s struc- is to remove interference in the spinal
ture, mainly the spine, and its func- column.”
tioning. Although practitioners may
use a variety of treatment approaches, Within that focus is the subluxation,
they primarily perform adjustments which is defined by the American Chi-
(manipulations) to the spine or other ropractic Association as “a complex of
parts of the body with the goal of cor- functional and/or structural and/or
recting alignment problems, allevi- pathological articular changes that
ating pain, improving function and compromise neural integrity and may
supporting the body’s natural ability influence organ system function and
to heal itself.” general health.”

Invented in the 1890s as “a science In other words, a vertebra is out of
of healing without drugs,” by Daniel position (“the bone moves out of place
David Palmer, who said he received and is essentially stuck,” the plain-
the inspiration for it “from the other spoken Smith explained), and chiro-
world,” chiropractic now has fairly practors believe they can realign the
widespread acceptance by the medi- spine through manipulation.
cal profession and insurance compa-
nies alike, but practitioners like Smith But not, Smith stresses, until the
believe it still can use some explana- problem is seen and recognized for
tion. what it is, accurately.

“For example, one of the biggest “We do digital motion X-ray stud-
things is that people don’t think they ies,” he said. “Let’s say there’s pain
need us unless they’re in pain, though around your chest. I do some X-rays,
pain doesn’t always tell the story,” he but also a motion study, in which I
said. “Our principle is to manipulate have you bending. X-rays are taken
the spine to facilitate nerve flow. The from both sides, and while you are
nerve flow can be disrupted long be- bending, and then I overlay the X-rays
fore you feel the pain. And we treat the together to get a complete picture. I
entire body.” usually know what your X-rays will say
because I can feel it, but I want to have
Smith, whose practice includes (confirmation). The point of X-rays is
corrective, post-accident, pediat- to rule out contraindication and too
ric, spinal rehabilitation and sports many chiropractors have gotten away
from it. We haven’t.”

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Diagnosis does not stop there, he for any condition. Given the possi- vention for any condition.” tioners for of manipulation.
added. “We talk to our patients, sit bility of adverse effects, this review The problem, such researchers What matters, chiropractors say,
down and discuss what brought them does not suggest that spinal manip-
to us. They don’t realize that their ulation is a recommendable treat- state, is that too many studies are is that their patients feel relief from
(gastrointestinal) problems or their ment.” improperly conducted, biased to- their conditions.
headaches may have something to do ward or against chiropractic, or sim-
with nerve flow and that we can help. In 2011, “Spinal Manipulation: An ply done in such a way that no con- “You want to feel better – you want
We also talk about diet and exercise. Update of a Systematic Review of clusions may be drawn. to be well – and our patients feel bet-
Treatment of every patient is individ- Systematic Reviews,” ter after we see them,”’ Smith said.
ualized.” Nevertheless, chiropractic has “I’m now studying functional medi-
A study of chiropractic by Ernst millions of believers. The 2007 Na- cine (which focuses on focuses on in-
Smith, a fine conversationalist, and P. Posadzki in New Zealand tional Health Interview Survey teractions between the environment
tells stories of the young woman, di- Medicine, now in the National Insti- (NHIS) reported that more than 18 and the gastrointestinal, endocrine
agnosed with Crohn’s disease and tutes of Health’s National Center for million adults and some 2 million and immune systems) now, and we
prescribed expensive medications, Biotechnology Information, stated, children had received manipula- do a lot of functional rehabilitation
whose actual problem, according to “Collectively these data fail to dem- tion in the previous 12 months, and in our office. Our patients see us to
the chiropractor, was pressure on the onstrate convincingly that spinal that adults in the United States spent have corrections and then they see
nerves leading to her digestive system. manipulation is an effective inter- about $3.9 billion on visits to practi- us for maintenance. It works.” 

“I asked her how much water she
drank; she drank about six ounces a
day and was virtually dehydrated,” he
said. “She wasn’t eating well or sleep-
ing. I told her to drink more water, eat
real food, sleep properly and get exer-
cise.”

Scornful of medicinal drug culture,
with most of the blame to be placed
at the feet of pharmaceutical compa-
nies, Smith nevertheless far from be-
lieves all medications can or should
be eliminated. (“My mother is a re-
tired nurse. She takes Coumadin and
monitors it properly because it is nec-
essary.”)

“Frankly, I think we’re one of the
biggest answers to the drug epidemic.
Do you know how many patients we
see who are on pain management?
It is an epidemic and I do not blame
the doctors, but the pharmaceutical
industry. It is beyond belief, what the
pharmaceutical industry is allowed
to do. You cannot escape its ads; they
convince people they need drugs
without knowing anything about
them, without knowing the whole sto-
ry. We help those people.”

Smith sees some of those afore-
mentioned patients because they are
referred to him by physicians and he
does like the idea of treating patients
in conjunction with them.

“For example, if I have a cancer pa-
tient, I must work with the oncologist,”
he said. “I can’t manipulate a verte-
bra that may be brittle or weakened;
I could do more harm than good. It’s
the same with other (specialists). But
we may be able to heal . … Wherever
there’s a nerve, there’s an artery, and
by taking pressure off that nerve, we
take pressure off the artery. As an ex-
ample of what we can do, the nerve
near the C2 (second cervical) vertebra
goes right into the sinuses. Chiroprac-
tic can help relieve sinus pressure.”

Chiropractic does have its critics.
In a study of chiropractic published
in 2006 in the Journal of the Royal So-
ciety of Medicine, E. Ernst and P.H.
Canter wrote, “Collectively these data
do not demonstrate that spinal ma-
nipulation is an effective intervention

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YOUR HEALTH

Many old nutrition ‘facts’ no longer carry weight

STORY CARA ROSENBLOOM THE WASHINGTON POST mended approach for weight control linked to insulin resistance and Type loss was explained very simply in
and good cardiovascular health. 2 diabetes, so it’s not good for diabet- nutrition school: You’ll lose weight
A friend of mine is trying to lose ics after all. Too much fructose is also by cutting calories from food and in-
weight and wanted to check whether Check your menu. If you are still associated with metabolic syndrome, creasing calories burned through ex-
her strategies were sound. She said eating pasta without olive oil or bread obesity and cardiovascular disease. ercise. That’s it – just eat less and move
she counts every calorie, avoids nuts without peanut butter, you’re doing Fructose from fruit is fine, but high more. Obesity was blamed on laziness
because of the high fat content and yourself a disservice. Fat should not be consumption of fructose in the form and overconsumption.
snacks only on fat-free foods. Was she feared. Certain fats, especially from of sweeteners is not recommended –
on track? nuts, seeds, olive oil, fish and avoca- whether you have diabetes or not. Now we know that obesity is much
do, are beneficial for heart health and more complex than that. It involves
If that conversation took place in weight control, and can help reduce All calories are equal: I distinctly genetics, physiology, activity level, en-
1993, she’d get kudos for her nutrition the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. remember my nutrition professor say- vironment, diet and socioeconomic
knowledge. But those bits of wisdom They should be enjoyed as part of the ing, “It doesn’t matter if you eat 300 status.
are badly outdated. Nutritional sci- daily diet. calories from apples or from chocolate
ence changes quickly, and knowledge – a calorie is a calorie.” In the mid-90s, Plus, researchers are heavily study-
gleaned from a 25-year-old nutrition Fructose (fruit sugar) is better calories were all treated the same, no ing how obesity relates to hormones
textbook can be downright laughable for diabetics: My nutrition textbook matter the source. such as leptin and ghrelin, which are
today. from 1995 says that “fructose does not not even mentioned in my 1990s text-
cause problems of high blood sugar That was dietetic tunnel vision. books. In 2017, we aim to treat obesity
Here are some old and outdated nu- for people with diabetes.” Fructose We now recognize that calories from as a disease and not lay blame on the
tritional ideas that many people still naturally occurs in fruit, and is fine in soda, candy and other treats deliver people who have it. And we still don’t
believe in: small doses. But in the 1990s, fructose sugar but offer no vitamins, minerals, have all the answers to the weight
was heavily used as a sweetener for fiber or protein. That’s different than control riddle.
All fat is bad: I remember the on- processed foods because we thought calories from vegetables, legumes or
campus breakfast I ate most often in it was healthier than white sugar. Re- fish, which provide nutrients in ev- In fact, we don’t have a lot of an-
1994: a huge New York-style bagel with member Frookies, the fructose-sweet- ery bite. If you still count calories but swers about nutrition, which is a
nothing on it. We all believed that ened cookies for people with diabetes? don’t consider much else, consider relatively new science. The research
“fat makes you fat,” so butter, cream Yikes. making an appointment with a dieti- evolves as humans evolve, and today’s
cheese and peanut butter were off- tian to learn why nutrient-dense foods theory may not carry weight tomor-
limits. Fat-free foods were deemed It turns out that excessive con- are a better option. row. It will be interesting to read this
better for health, so nuts, seeds and sumption of fructose – mostly as article in 25 years to see the progress
avocado were frowned upon. A low- high-fructose corn syrup – has been Calories in, calories out: Weight we’ve made. 
fat, high-carb diet was the recom-

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‘Regular Joes’ catch waves,
earn raves at surf festival

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SEEN & SCENE

‘Regular Joes’ catch waves, earn raves at surf festival

Justin Eckhoff. Eric Schwarz. Martin Jeri.

PHOTOS: RYAN CLAPPER

STORY BY SUE DEWERFF CORRESPONDENT what the Surfrider Foundation repre-
[email protected] sents – keeping our oceans and beach-
es clean,” Sorensen said.
While afternoon storms brought 25-
to-30 mph winds and choppy waves Members of the Melbourne High
Saturday to Sebastian Inlet’s First School and Florida Institute of Tech-
Peak, and left organizers of the Fifth nology surf teams spent the morning
Annual “Regular Joes” surfing event cleaning up the walkways and beach,
no choice but to postpone remain- collecting everything from driftwood
ing heats, surfers and beach cleanup and tree debris to cigarette butts and
volunteers were just happy to have plastic bottles, cans and other miscel-
enjoyed the first morning of the week- laneous garbage washed ashore by the
end fundraiser. past several hurricanes.

“We certainly can’t predict the Members of the Sebastian Inlet Sur-
weather,” said Alec Buchness, Sebas- frider Foundation offered free event
tian Inlet Surfrider Foundation chap- T-shirts to volunteers who chipped
ter chairman. “After rescheduling in on the effort to tidy the beach and
this contest from our original date of park area.
last weekend because of power out-
ages due to Hurricane Irma, we were “Since we missed the opportunity to
thankful to have just gotten in what get down here due to the parks closure
we did.” last Saturday (Sept. 16), the official
‘International Coastal Clean-Up Day,’
More than 60 surfers came out to an initiative of the non-profit Ocean
compete in 20-minute heats in mul- Conservancy whom we partner with,
tiple divisions, representing what or- we ask folks at our event to help this
ganizers dubbed “the surf contest for weekend. Hurricane Irma left a lot of
the rest of us.” debris here, so it was greatly needed
and much appreciated,” said Buch-
Brody Sorensen, 33 , an ultrasound ness.
technician, put on a show during the
early heats, hoping to rack up two “The Regular Joes event is one with
high-scoring waves to position him- many unique components – not only
self for an opportunity to defend his does it give competitors the opportu-
title from last year as “King of the nity to ride uncrowded waves … but
Joes.” He was just glad to be able to it allows folks in the community to
catch a few chest-high waves. support a cause for cleaner, healthier
waterways and beaches,” said John
“This is a great contest and both the Robson, co-organizer and owner of
cause and vibe is awesome. It’s about Sebastian Inlet Surf and Sport. 
sharing camaraderie and supporting

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SEEN & SCENE

Jay Whalen. Brody Sorensen. Steve Sherard.

Jay Whalen, Brody Sorensen and Sara McFarlane.
David Byrd, Eric Benton, Sha-Ron Rosin and Joey Couturier.

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SEEN & SCENE

Breaking good: Scouts honor vet by removing damaged fence

STORY BY CYNTHIA VAN GAASBECK CORRESPONDENT Howard Crisp, homeowner. Mike Kaul and Joshua Ryan.
[email protected]
PHOTOS: BENJAMIN THACKER Samuel Litzenberg and
For any beachside resident who is Evan Kaul with troop 309.
still hauling debris and detritus to fence suddenly seemed daunting and
the curb after Hurricane Irma blew Crisp was overwhelmed with emo-
through, the old proverb that “many tion. That’s all it took for Ryan to mus-
hands make light work” couldn’t be ter the (Boy Scout) troops.
more true.
“I put a call out to all Scouts of the
One Indian Harbour Beach resi- Riverside District, Central Florida
dent, Howard Crisp, did not seek as- Council. And we got Troops 314, 285,
sistance – it came to him, Sept. 20, in 309, 528. The goal is to help Howard so
the form of Boy Scouts and city of- that he can take care of his wife. We’ll
ficials. take care of the fence,” Ryan said.

Crisp, a 90-year-old U.S. Navy vet-
eran of World War II, went to City
Hall merely to determine the prop-
erty line on his home on Mayaca
Drive. The 150-foot wooden fence
in his backyard had partially blown
down and he wanted to see who was
responsible for it, he said, finding
out that it was indeed his fence and
that he would have to tear it down.

City Manager Mark Ryan was in
the office Sept. 18 when the 27-year
resident stopped by. Crisp’s story
soon came out: His wife, Eleanor, is
terminally ill and he can’t leave her
side for long. Removing the damaged

NOW OPEN This is a city official who isn’t separate the sections.
Physical/Occupational Therapy afraid to get a little dirty in pursuit Seeing Indian Harbour Beach Po-
of public service. Immediately be-
Dr. Steve Ryland PT, DPT fore, Ryan had attended the legisla- lice Chief David Butler tearing away
tive delegation meeting at the Gov- boards and digging out posts under-
Graston Technique Included ernment Center in Viera and had to scores the spirit of community in the
hustle back to change his clothes beach town.
We get results! 3 convenient locations and mindset for the hands-on com-
munity involvement. “I was available and thought I’d
321-802.5810 (phone) First Choice Medical Group come out and lend a hand. We have a
321-802-5811 (fax) 709 S Harbor City Blvd., Ste 200 “Howard has enough on his plate very close-knit community and our
www.myfcmg.com Melbourne, FL 32901 right now,” he said, wiping sweat officers do this kind of stuff all the
from his brow. time,” said Butler, who himself was
Hours: Beach Physical Therapy not a Scout but whose nephew is.
8am-5pm Monday-Friday 2030 S Patrick Dr. Ryan had left a message on the “It was a great opportunity to come
Most Insurance Accepted Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937 Riverside District’s Facebook page, out and help one of our community
seeking volunteers among a group of members,” he said.
Beach Physical Therapy young people known for their good
5445 Murrell Rd. Ste 105 deeds. The call was answered with Inside a circle of onlookers was Fe-
Viera, FL 32955 about 16 Scouts, parents and lead- lix Freeman, 11, of Troop 285, swing-
ers. Ryan’s own son, Joshua, has two ing a sledgehammer with a railroad
sons in West Melbourne’s Troop 314. builder’s confidence. The object,
Joshua and son Dylan, 11, methodi- of course, was to loosen and break
cally dismantled and hauled away apart the stump of a cemented-in
fence sections and posts with other fence post.
troop members.
But, he admitted, the physical ac-
Troop 309 Scouts Evan Kaul and tivity was exhilarating. “Getting to
Samuel Litzenberg, both of Satellite use the sledgehammer was the best
Beach, worked as a team, breaking part. It feels like exercise!” he said.
down the 6-foot-by-4-foot panels
and carrying them to the growing When asked how he feels about
pile on the front curb. the Scouts and leaders descending
on his home to do what he could not,
The 14-year-olds used an arsenal Crisp smiled broadly as he watched
of tools from Crisp’s tidy backyard two Scouts cart off a section of the
shed: sledgehammers, shovels, saws, weathered fence. “They are great,”
clippers, whatever it took, really, to he said. “There’s not very much of
this going on.” 

SURFSIDE PLAYERS
HAVE A HITCH IN
THEIR ‘39 STEPS’

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ARTS & THEATRE

Surfside Players have a Hitch in their ‘39 Steps’

STORY BY PAM HARBAUGH CORRESPONDENT Joanne Maio appears as a detective looking for State University, said he course, ‘The 39 Steps.’
[email protected] murder suspect Richard Hannay. thanks “Monty Python” “The best way to put it, is it’s sketch
comedians for inspira-
It may seem pretty smooth and nor- PHOTOS BY: BENJAMIN THACKER tions: John Cleese for comedy driven by the script.”
mal on the stage, but take a look behind his policeman role, and There is so much humor and so many
“The 39 Steps” and you’ll find a choreo- Michael Palin for his
graphed dance of mad dashes. salesman. He thanks quick changes, he said, that the hardest
“Austin Power” star part for a director is keeping the story
That’s not to be confused with fran- Michael Meyers’ over- line clear and clean.
tic. Indeed, despite the show’s demands the-top portrayal of Fat
and nature’s interruption (Hurricane Bastard for his “rough, Especially daunting are the several
Irma forced a week’s postponement of growly” sound when he escapes that Hannay makes.
the opening), Surfside Players is primed has to slip into a Scot-
to entertain with laughs galore in this tish accent. “In the movie, he actually runs into
send-up of Alfred Hitchcock suspense. a parade on the streets,” Bergeron said.
In all, the “clowns” “That’s complicated with a four-per-
“Some of the costume changes, char- go from vaudeville per- son show. So we have a parade on the
acter changes and location changes are formers and thugs to screen.”
so complicated they’re almost Cirque cops and mysterious
du Soleil theatrical,” said the show’s di- walk-ons and much Behl-Hill said Bergeron’s vision is
rector, Bryan Bergeron. more. In fact, in this cast unique and that the audience will en-
joy it.
The play is based on the 1935 Hitch-
cock film, which was in turn based on It’s certainly fun for the actors, Ray
John Buchan’s 1915 novel. The movie said.
had 29 characters enacting the story
of espionage, murder, an international Having spent 16 years in New York
spy ring and top-secret information.
has her panicked, she says, is when Joanne Maio and Dusty Ray on a train with escaped murder
Set in pre-World War II, Richard Han- she turns from Pam into Margaret. She suspect Richard Hannay played by Kirk Murphy.
nay happens upon a German spy who darts backstage, hurriedly removes a
entreats him to take her back to his coat, dress and hat, dons a blouse, skirt of four, only one actor – Kirk Murphy – City as a professional lighting designer
London flat. There she tells him about and bustier, and wipes off her lipstick. plays the one role throughout, that of and master electrician, Ray worked
a Nazi plot to steal top-secret informa- story’s hero, Richard Hannay. with big names like Patrick Stewart at
tion. When she is murdered, Hannay is She also flips from an English ac- both the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare
the prime suspect. While he escapes, cent into a Scottish accent and quickly “For me, it’s fairly easy,” Murphy said. in the Park and on Broadway. He also
he meets Pam, who becomes his un- morphs into a different posture. “I’m the straight man.” was assistant lighting designer for “A
willing accomplice. They end up in an Funny Thing Happened on the Way to
inn in Scotland, where the murdered “It’s pretty crazy,” she said. “It’s a lot But it sounds like a “straight man” the Forum” with Nathan Lane.
spy had planned to go. The story even- of fun and it’s exhausting.” is just what is needed to be the stable
tually returns to London. fulcrum between jokes that swing from Now, he’s back in his hometown
But it’s nothing compared to the two silliness to nods to Hitchcock classics. working for Calvery Chapel in Mel-
This stage adaptation, written by people who play the so-called “clowns” bourne. Surfside, he said, is his theatri-
Patrick Barlow and based on an earlier – Dusty Ray and Joanne Maio. They “The audience becomes involved cal “home base.”
concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon play so many characters that no one with the incredibly fast pace that the
Corble, uses the conceit that “The 39 seems to have an exact number. show must maintain,” Bergeron said. And “The 39 Steps,” he said, is a win-
Steps” will be played by a cast of four. “The actors break fourth wall. The au- ner. “Oh, yeah … it is SO funny,” he
That means casting actors who are tal- “The costume changes are the big- dience becomes complicit. There are said. “It is outrageous, this show. And
ented, skilled and clear-headed enough gest thing,” Ray said. “There’s no break. true moments of tension and drama. Bryan’s done a great job taking the
to keep their characters distinct. We’re backstage, running to grab the But it’s an overt, wacky comedy.” Hitchcock thing and really playing it.”
next costume. So it’s a bit nuts.”
Take Becky Behl-Hill. She plays three And that is easy picking for Bergeron, “The 39 Steps” runs through Oct. 1 at
roles – the German spy; Pam; and Mar- Ray plays 17 characters. When he who’s known for creative takes on hu- Surfside Playhouse, 301 Ramp Road (5th
garet, a Scottish farmgirl. turns from a thug into the Scottish inn- mor. Street South), Cocoa Beach. The show
keeper, he has to remember to roll up is at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
The one full costume change that his pants and put on a kilt, a vest and a “There’s a plane chase à la ‘North 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 general,
beret with sideburns attached. He also by Northwest’ – we do shadow pup- $22 seniors and students. There is a $1.75
changes his accent. pets for that,” he said. “We have a processing fee per ticket. Call 321-783-
projection screen as part of our set, 3127 or visit SurfsidePlayers.com. 
Showing off his skills with accents, so there are a number of parodies of
Ray, who studied theater at Florida Hitchcock’s famous movies, like ‘Rear
Window,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Psycho’ and, of

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Coming Up: Jazz jams spread across area this week

STORY BY SAMANTHA BAITA STAFF WRITER tired dentist and a Heidi’s regular for through May, “on Friday or Satur-
[email protected] the last four years; on stage from 8:30 day evenings nearest the full moon.”
p.m. to midnight it’s the Ron Teixeira Cool, right? Concerts are free with
Ron Teixeira Trio. Trio (see above). Saturdays, 8 p.m. to regular park admission, and you can
midnight, Hella Ayelet Gal owns the buy pop, water, burgers, dogs and
stage. Hella is an Israeli writer and snacks at the Inlet Grill. Bring a fold-
singer, widely known for her unique, ing chair and enjoy the music and the
international style. She began per- sunset over the beautiful inlet, cer-
forming at 18 while serving, as all tainly one of the most unique concert
young Israelis must do, in the Israel venues around. Enter on the north
Defense Forces. Since being discov- side of the inlet, 9700 S. A1A, Mel-
ered by a producer and introduced bourne Beach. Music starts at 7 p.m.
her to the music industry, she’s per-
formed all over the world and is cur- 4 In another Irma re-schedule, a ‘Dreams and Wishes, Birds
rently a popular regular Heidi’s. pair of major jazz artists – Steve and Fishes.’

‘20th Street Jazz Band.’ Oliver and Marion Meadows – will

take the Studio Theatre stage this Sat- rently works in (very) mixed media:
acrylic paint, paper, found objects,
1 It’s time to get your cool on be- urday at the King Center Melbourne. textiles and beeswax, always with
cause we’re heading into an the goal of creating work that is “un-
According to Wikipedia, Oliver hit the predictable and inviting.” The exhibit
runs through Oct. 29.
upbeat, jazz-centric week. The ac- jazz scene 10 years ago with a “fresh,

claimed Ron Teixeira Trio, scheduled upbeat” sound that made him an in-

for mid-September in the Henegar stant favorite. With charisma, guitar

Center’s Jazz Legends Series, got style and vocal skills, he continues

blown into October by Irma and will to be a sought-after jazzman, and his 6 Looking for something a bit un-
usual, and perhaps gain some
now appear this Wednesday. Teix- albums have remained on Billboard’s

eira, as you jazz buffs know, is music contemporary jazz charts for years. insight into a virtually unknown (to us)

director at Heidi’s Jazz Club in Cocoa Meadows started playing the clari- culture? How about the current exhibit

and has earned major cred up and net and studying classical music at at FIT’s Ruth Funk Center for Textile

down the eastern seaboard – NYC, the tender age of 9, and took up the Arts: “Cloth as Community: Hmong

Boston, etc. – over decades in the biz. sax in high school, according to his Textiles in America.” According to the

Wednesday will be especially cool be- bio. He has 13 albums out, and, says exhibit promo, flower cloth (or paj

cause pianist/organist Teixeira will Wikipedia, has collaborated over the ntaub) is one of the world’s great textile

be performing “live at the Henegar,” 3 Jazz is also on the bill as the Se- years with such luminaries as Brook traditions and “an excellent example
bastian Inlet State Park’s popu-
recording a new CD with his trio – Benton, Eartha Kitt, Michael Bolton of cloth as community.” This complex

jazz organist Teixeira; Rich Walker, lar concert series, Night Sounds, be- and the Temptations. Show time is art was virtually unknown outside Asia

guitar and vocals; and Walt Hubbard, gins its season this Saturday at the 7:30 p.m. until Hmong refugees arrived in the

drums. Show time is 7:30 p.m. park’s Coconut Point pavilions. The United States after the Vietnam War.

5 “Dreams and Wishes, Birds and The works illustrate the “profound
Fishes” is the irresistible name
Heidi’s Jazz Club. relevance of textiles as infrastructure

of the exhibit opening this Tuesday in the Hmong culture,” and, as an art

at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery In form, has adapted to fit new realities.

Melbourne’s Eau Gallie Arts District. The exhibition works by members of

Artist and Indialantic resident Re- the Hmong community features 28

nee Decator wanted this collection textiles: flower cloths and embroidered

of her work to be “dreamy and full of story clothes. See “Cloth as Commu-

surprises,” and it promises to be just nity: Hmong Textiles in America” Tues-

that. Decator enjoys challenges and days through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4

“creative problem solving,” and cur- p.m. It’s free. 

2 Widely considered the hottest 15-piece 20th Street Jazz Band will be
spot for jazz on the Space Coast, laying down “traditional jazz stan-
dards, favorite swing and pop,” and
Heidi’s Jazz Club has the kind of at- they invite audience members to “cut
the rug” should the beat move them
mosphere you’d expect. Located in- to do so. Sponsored by the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
side the Heidelberg Restaurant, it’s tection and hosted by the Friends of
Sebastian Inlet State Park, the Night
cozy and hip, with a music calendar Sounds concert season is September

filled with jazz hot regulars and the

coolest, hottest guest performers.

Fridays, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., it’s Steve

Kirsner and Friends. Kirsner’s a re-





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NOW COMES THE REAL TEST FOR IRAQ

BY LIZ SLY AND AASO AMEEN SCHWAN the fighting, returning millions of dis- and its reincarnation in the form of sumer goods, such as cellphones, air
WASHINGTON POST placed people to their homes, and rec- the Islamic State after 2011, Iraqis conditioners and satellite dishes, that
onciling the communities that once and other observers say. were banned or hard to find under Is-
Two months after Iraqi and U.S. welcomed the Islamic State’s brutal lamic State rule.
forces drove ISIS from of Mosul fol- rule as preferable to their own govern- But it is a vast and potentially insur-
lowing a brutal occupation, the Iraqi ment’s neglect and abuse. mountable challenge, laid bare in the In the ravaged west, which bore the
city is coming back to life. traumatized communities of Mosul. brunt of the fighting, entire neighbor-
A failure to manage the post-con- In the city’s relatively unscathed east, hoods have been leveled beyond re-
The collapse of the Islamic State in flict situation risks a repeat of the cy- life has bounced back. Traffic clogs pair. In the Old City alone, 230,000 peo-
its most important Iraqi strongholds cle of grievance and revolt that fueled the streets, music blares from markets ple have been left without habitation,
has brought a rare moment of hope the original Iraqi insurgency in 2003, and stores are piled high with con- and “they are not going home soon; the
for a country mired in war for most of whole district has to be rebuilt,” said
the past four decades. Lise Grande, the deputy special repre-
sentative of the U.N. mission in Iraq.
It is also a moment of peril, as Iraq
emerges from the fight against the So far, there is no sign of any recon-
militants only to be confronted with struction effort on the scale that will be
the same problems that fueled their required, said Hoshyar Zebari, a for-
spectacular rise in 2014. mer Iraqi foreign minister who is from
Mosul and now works as an adviser
Old disputes between Sunnis, Shi- with the Kurdish regional government.
ites and Kurds over territory, resourc-
es and power already are resurfacing “All the writing is on the wall that
as the victors of the battles compete there will be another ISIS,” he said, us-
to control liberated areas or jostle for ing an acronym for the Islamic State.
political advantage in the post-Islam- “The scale of frustration. The lack of
ic State landscape. hope. The lack of government stepping
in. What can you expect?”
These rivalries now are compound-
ed by the mammoth task of rebuild- Meanwhile, distractions loom as
ing the towns and cities destroyed by Iraq’s focus shifts to the long-stand-

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ing political rivalries that were put on The militias are needed because there tion that Islamic State fighters have reconstruction and corruption inside
hold by the imperative of confronting are not enough police and other securi- bought their way out of prison. the government.”
the Islamic State. ty forces personnel to keep the city safe,
said Mohammed al-Sayyab, a business- Omran Mohammed Bashir, 32, But Iraq has no budget for recon-
The Kurdish region is pressing ahead man originally from the majority-Shiite who runs a laundry in eastern Mosul, struction, government officials say.
with a referendum on independence – city of Basra who heads a small Sunni ticked off on his fingers the former Years of declining oil prices and the fi-
over the strenuous objections of Iran, fighting force controlled by the minister Islamic State members he has seen nancial demands of the war against the
Turkey and the United States – that has of education. “We cannot say it is 100 around his area and elsewhere in the Islamic State have left the country bank-
the potential to ignite a new war be- percent safe. It is 70 percent safe,” he city. Among them are a relative who rupt, forced last year to take a bailout
fore the present one is over. The vote said. “There are still ISIS sleeper cells. has not been detained, even though from the International Monetary Fund.
is reopening the contentious question We are working to clear them, but we her father reported her to the security
of where the borders of the Kurdistan are up against a very clever enemy.” services, and a man who commanded The absence of a discernible recon-
region lie, and tensions are rising in the fighters in Bashir’s neighborhood; struction plan in turn fuels perceptions
areas where the Kurdish peshmerga Few think the Islamic State has gone Bashir ran into the man while visiting among Sunnis that the Shiite-led gov-
forces and Iranian-backed Shiite mili- away. Everyone, it seems, has a story a different part of Mosul. ernment is neglecting them, said Hassan
tias have been brought face-to-face by about someone they know who was Alaf, the deputy governor of Nineveh,
the war against the Islamic State. with the militants and has reappeared “I don’t think there will be any the province in which Mosul lies.
in their neighborhoods, sometimes support for another insurgency. The
Rifts are emerging within Iraq’s gov- after being detained and freed. Cor- people of Mosul have learned a les- “It seems some of the politicians are
erning Shiite majority, which rallied be- ruption within the security forces and son,” he said. “But it’s unpredictable not keen to bring life back to Mosul,”
hind the country’s security forces and judiciary contributes to the percep- what will happen, especially if the he said. “We still suffer from sectarian
militias – known as al-Hashd al-Shaabi, situation continues like this, with no conflict, and its implications are re-
or the popular mobilization units – for flected in the reconstruction.”
the sake of fighting the Islamic State.
It will be left to the international com-
There are sharp divergences, how- munity to come up with the money to
ever, over the future identity of the repair the damage, much of it caused
country, over whether it should tilt by the relentless airstrikes and artil-
further toward Iran or maintain an al- lery bombardments conducted under
liance with the United States, and over the auspices of the U.S.-led coalition
how far to go to reconcile minority formed to fight the Islamic State, accord-
Sunnis with the Shiites. ing to Grande, the U.N. representative.

These issues are expected to come The United Nations is planning a
to the fore in elections due in the fundraising conference in Kuwait at
spring that could become a focus for which it will seek up to $100 billion in
conflict as the political parties be- donations for Iraqi reconstruction.
hind the Iranian-backed militias that
played a big role in the fighting seek But the countries that enthusiasti-
to capitalize on their victories by win- cally prosecuted the war are proving
ning a bigger share in parliament. less willing to pay to fix the resulting
damage, U.N. and aid agency officials
The country’s Sunnis are in disar- say. The U.S. military has spent $14.3
ray, scattered among refugee camps or billion on fighting the Islamic State
returning to wrecked homes in towns in Iraq and Syria over the past three
and cities that have been laid waste. years, according to Pentagon figures,
Some 2 million of the 5 million people but just 10 percent of that – or $1.4 bil-
displaced by the fighting over the past lion – on repairs.
three years have returned home. But
3.2 million still live as refugees, main- The State Department has asked
ly in dismal camps, according to the for $300 million to fund basic repairs
United Nations. Many have no homes such as fixing electricity and wa-
to which they can return, and others ter systems in 2018, but the United
fear retribution from neighbors or the States does not plan to contribute to
security forces, Grande said. the reconstruction effort. The U.S.-
led military coalition “is not in the
In Mosul, there is relief that the mili- business of nation-building or recon-
tants have gone but also trepidation struction,” Secretary of State Rex Til-
about what the future holds. Multiple lerson said earlier this year.
militias roam the streets, loyal to a va-
riety of political masters, government One glimmer of hope lies in a recent
ministers, tribal leaders and members rapprochement between the Iraqi gov-
of parliament. The government secu- ernment and Saudi Arabia, which have
rity forces are spread thin, and some been icily estranged since the 2003
have been withdrawn and deployed U.S.-led invasion brought a Shiite-
elsewhere for the other battles still to dominated government to power in
be fought before the final territorial de- Baghdad. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider
feat of the militants. al-Abadi has visited the kingdom, and
so has the Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada
Some of the armed men in ¬Mosul al-Sadr, who has broken ranks with
are local Sunnis, trained as part of a Iran’s Shiite allies in Iraq to champion
U.S.-promoted initiative to include calls for reconciliation with Sunnis.
locals in the city’s future security ar-
rangements. Others are members of U.S. and U.N. officials hope the
the Iranian-backed Shiite militias that wealthy Arab states of the Persian Gulf
were kept out of the battle for fear they will provide much of the funding. But
would inflame sectarian tensions, but they are embroiled in their own con-
that have moved in to set up offices flicts, disputes and budget shortfalls,
and recruit local allies. and may not have the will or inclina-
tion to come up with the many bil-
lions of dollars required. 

ARE YOU AN INPATIENT OR OBSERVATION PATIENT? PART II

If you’re enrolled in “Original Medicare,” your Eligibility for Medicare coverage in a skilled as an inpatient, Medicare cannot cover the cost
doctor and hospital follow Medicare guidelines nursing facility (SNF) after your hospital stay de- of a SNF stay.
to determine whether your hospital stay is desig- pends upon whether you have a “qualifying inpa-
nated “inpatient” or “observation” status. tient hospital stay” of at least three days in a row If you don’t have a three-day inpatient
(counting the day you were admitted as an inpa- hospital stay and you need care after your dis-
When it’s not clear if you can safely be dis- tient, but not counting the day of your discharge). charge from a hospital, ask if you can get care in
charged home or need to be admitted, you are as- other settings, like home health care, or if any
signed observation status. This is a decision-making Justification for inpatient admission goes be- other programs like Medicaid or Veterans’ ben-
period that is typically less than 24 hours but can yond a physician’s subjective opinion; inpatient efits can cover your SNF stay.
sometimes be as long as 72 hours. Even if you stay status requires a valid medical need. Unless
overnight in a regular hospital bed, you might be you meet the impartial criteria for three days of The scenarios below will help you under-
considered an outpatient (observation patient). continuous care that includes three midnights stand what Medicare Parts A and B cover for
inpatient and observation care.

SCENARIO INPATIENT OR OUTPATIENT? PART A PAYS PART B PAYS

You come to the ER with chest Outpatient until you’re formally When you were advanced to Doctor services.
pain and the hospital keeps you admitted as an inpatient based inpatient status, the entire stay
for two nights. One night is spent on your doctor’s order. Inpatient became inpatient and is covered
in observation and the doctor following such admission. by Part A
writes an order for inpatient
admission on the second day.

You go to a hospital for outpatient Outpatient. Nothing. Doctor services and hospital out- © 2017 Vero Beach 32963 Media, all rights reserved
surgery, but they keep you over- patient services (i.e., surgery, lab
night for high blood pressure. Your tests, or intravenous medicines).
doctor doesn’t write an order to
admit you as an inpatient. You go
home the next day.

Your doctor writes an order for Outpatient. Nothing. Doctor services and hospital
you to be admitted as an inpa- outpatient services.
tient, and the hospital later tells
you it’s changing your hospital
status to outpatient. Your doctor
must agree, and the hospital
must tell you in writing – before
you’re discharged – that your
hospital status has changed.

For more information, ask your doctor and/or visit www.medicare.gov/publications to view the Medicare & You handbook, or call 1.800.MEDICARE
(1.800.633.4227). Your comments and suggestions for future topics are always welcome. Email us at [email protected]

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Ian Fleming’s first James Bond police of any and all commu- bates are left to others on the ground Above all, though, Ripley conveys
novel, “Casino Royale,” appeared in nist countries and a variety of that, to paraphrase E.B. White: dis- something of why these books are
1953, and Jack Higgins’ “The Eagle “super-rich and power-mad secting a thriller is like dissecting a exciting. Adam Hall’s Quiller “nei-
Has Landed” – about a Nazi plot villains, traitors, dictators, frog – few people are really interested ther drinks nor smokes, only works
to kidnap Churchill – came out in rogue generals, mad scien- and the frog dies.” alone, and takes on the most danger-
1975. In the two decades between tists, secret societies” and ous missions for the Bureau, a very
these two famous books, the British “ruthless businessmen.” For the most part, Ripley doesn’t shadowy part of British Intelligence,
thriller dominated English-language They were seldom books that linger over writers who made their confident that he has a security rat-
adventure fiction. It was, as those asked “Whodunit?” but rath- mark before the Second World War, ing of ‘9’ meaning he is reliable under
of a certain age know, a particularly er “How will the hero ever even if they continued to publish into torture.
blissful time to be a youthful reader, manage to survive?” As Rip- the 1950s and beyond. Consequently,
especially if you were a teenage boy ley notes, a thriller is usually you will find only passing allusions He knows firearms and ballistics,
in a small, provincial town, where about a conspiracy rather to Graham Greene (“This Gun for though never carries a gun. He knows
nothing ever seemed to happen. than a crime. Hire”), Eric Ambler (“A Coffin for unarmed combat, but also sleep-
Dimitrios”) or Geoffrey Household mechanisms, psychotropic drugs,
As Mike Ripley writes in “Kiss Kiss, Even now, their titles (“Rogue Male”). Far more valuably, fast-driving techniques, G-forces in
Bang Bang” – the title derives from a ring with a distinctly mas- Ripley reminds us of titles meriting jet aircraft, and the personality pat-
phrase used by Fleming to character- culine poetry: “The Guns rediscovery. At the back of my copy of terns of suicides. … The reader is
ize his 007 novels – these books dealt of Navarone,”“The Ipcress “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” I’ve scribbled never in doubt that Quiller is always
in color and excitement and provided File,” “From Russia With a list of some I’ll be looking for: Des- in danger, never off-duty, and never
escape from England’s gray post- Love,” “The Rose of Tibet,” mond Bagley’s “High Citadel,” Alan relaxed.”
World War II years of austerity. Their “The Spy Who Came in From Williams’ “Snake Water,” Peter Van
heroes regularly confronted Nazis, the Cold,” “The Day of the Greenaway’s “The Man Who Held In his last chapter, “Endgame,” Ri-
ex-Nazis and proto-Nazis, the secret Jackal,” “The Pass Beyond the Queen to Ransom and Sent Par- pley briefly glances at modern Amer-
Kashmir.” Their authors – in liament Packing,” Victor Canning’s ican thrillers: Donald Hamilton’s
the above, Alistair MacLean “The Rainbird Pattern,” Francis Clif- Matt Helm series, the beautifully
, Len Deighton, Fleming, ford’s “The Grosvenor Square Good- written spy fiction of Charles McCar-
Lionel Davidson, John le bye” and Brian Callison’s “A Flock of ry, Robert Littell’s award-winning
Carré, Frederick Forsyth and Ships.” This last was acclaimed by “The Defection of A.J. Lewinter” and,
Berkely Mather – were nearly MacLean as “the best war story I have least of all, Robert Ludlum’s interna-
always male and had usually served ever read. ” Like many of the others, tional bestsellers, starting with “The
in the war or worked as journalists or it has recently been reissued by Os- Scarlatti Inheritance.”
spies. Moreover, by the time of Flem- tara Publishing.
ing’s early death in 1964, there were More than 125 pages of appendixes
dozens of fictional secret agents hop- Ripley usefully distinguishes be- then provide short biographical ap-
ing to outdo James Bond, including tween spy fantasies and spy fiction: preciations of individual authors,
Adam Hall’s unstoppable Quiller, Pe- James Bond and SPECTRE on the one ranging from the world-famous, such
ter O’Donnell’s sexy Modesty Blaise hand, George Smiley and the Circus as Dick Francis, to those who should
and James Munro’s John Craig, hero on the other. He points out books be better known, including John
of “The Man Who Sold Death,” a su- that shy away from sex, such as Ham- Blackburn, Gavin Lyall and Anthony
perb thriller now largely forgotten – mond Innes’ sea stories, and those Price.
though not by me. that stress the glamour or perils of
A longtime reviewer as well as a faraway places. He examines the rise While “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” ob-
crime novelist himself, Ripley writes of fictional moles after the defection viously provides a nostalgic walk
with breezy, infectious enthusiasm. of traitors Guy Burgess and Donald down memory lane, it is also, as Lee
As he announces in his introduction: Maclean, eventually followed by the Child says in his foreword, “a catch-
“There will be little, if any, discus- even more notorious Kim Philby. He up manual,” a guide to books worth
sion of heroic mythology, social in- also reminisces about the popular- reading, or rereading, today. 
dividualism, the atemporality of the ity of Berlin as a setting for intrigue
appeal of the thriller, the symbiotic and calculates that 1966 was the KISS KISS, BANG BANG
relationship between hero and con- high water mark for spy films, with The Boom in British Thrillers from
spiracy, or genre theory. Those de- 22 released that year in the United ‘Casino Royale’ to ‘The Eagle Has Landed’
Kingdom.
By Mike Ripley
HarperCollins. 448 pp. $27.99

Review by Michael Dirda
The Washington Post

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PETS

Bonzo falls for marvelous Maya, a pretty kitty

Hi Dog Buddies! an ahhhh-ing over us cuz we were all back porch. We can climb way up

For this week’s interview, I again ven- spiffed up an irresistible. Most of ’em got or just lounge around.
tured out of my species comfort zone
into the meow-y, mouse-y world of the ’dopted. But Mom stuck to me like glue When we wanna
Cat. Ackshully, ever since I broadened
my interview-ee horizons a while back, so, after my check-up an the No-Kit- go out there, we
I’m getting much better with cats. Maya
Stewart is just 4 months old, slender and tens proSEEDure, I got to come home have a special
graceful, still real liddle, short black an
white fur, an gold-green eyes. with her! Wasn’t that purr-fect?” liddle door from

Maya was right at the door with her “Totally Cool Catnip!” I replied, the laundry room.
Mom. “Hello, Mr. Bonzo,” she said, do-
ing that rubby cat thing against me an hoping that wasn’t too much of a It’s safe, too, cuz we
my assistant’s legs, frenly as anything.
“I’m Maya. This is my Mom, Barbara. stretch. Just then, this sleek black can see the garden
My big sister Pavi’ll be around pretty
soon.” cat came strolling in, plopped but we can’t ackshul-

“It’s a pleasure, Miss Maya,” I told down on a little cushion and be- ly GO out there, so
her, getting out my notebook while she
settled into her Mom’s lap. “So, tell me gan casually licking her little we can’t get grabbed
about yourself.”
white paws. “Hi, everybody. I’m by scary animals that
“OK, well, me an a buncha other kit-
tens had recently arrived at the Humane Pavi, Maya’s big sister.” want to have us for
Society. See, the thing about kittens, Mr.
Bonzo, is, lotsa times we’re ACKsidents, “Delighted!” I said. “You both lunch.”
an our humans can’t keep us, no matter
how adorable we are. It’s like this hu- have really cool names. How’d “Sweeet!” I said. “By
man, with a funny name I can’t remem-
ber, wrote: ‘The trouble with a kitten is you get ’em?” the way, how did you la-
THAT, eVENually it becomes a CAT.’
Pavi started to answer, dies make it through that
“Anyway, Mom’s a Humane Society
volunteer an, soon as she saw me, she but Maya piped up, “Oooo, hurry-cane?”
said, ‘I MUST HAVE that kitten!’ An as
lemme tell. See, our Mom is “We freaked out,” said
soon as I saw her, I said, ‘My MOOW
MARRGHH meoow mmmaaamow!’” a ballet dancer and teacher, Maya.

“’Scuse me?” I interrupted. so she named us for fa- “Totally!!” said Pavi.
“Oops, sorry! I said, ‘I MUST HAVE
that Mom!’ But the Human In Charge mous Russian ballerinas: “We knew it was comin’
said I was already picked to go to this
pet adoption uh-vent at Dyer Au-duh- me for Maya Plisetskaya, even before Mom did. I bet
MO-duv. There was this big showroom
which usually has lotsa cars in it but an Pavi for Anna Pav- that happened to you, too, Mr.
was showin’ us cats an dogs off that day.
About a zillion people were oooo-ing lova. PLUS me an Pavi Bonzo. Animals have way bet-

are real graceful. Pavi ter in-stinks than humans.”

even has white ballet I nodded. Everybody knows

slipper paws. AN my that.

o-RI-ginal name was Maya Stewart. PHOTO GORDON RADFORD “We kept running around,
WILma, for Garfield’s meowin,’” said Maya. “When
Sake, which we all thought the hurry-cane came that night,
was totally dopey for me.” we hid under stuff and listened to

“How’d things go when you first got Weapon of Mass it making scary noises. Then we

here?” I asked. Destruction.” heard some REAL BIG KA-BOOMS!

This time, Pavi jumped in. “At first, Maya crossed her little paws deli- Scared the catnip out of us. Ev-

Maya hadda stay cately. “I just happen to have a lot of en- ery single hair stood straight up. We

in the guest bed- ergy to use up an, when my Inner Lion- looked like fluffy balloons.”

room with her food ess comes out, I HAFTA let her run Wild “What happened,” said Pavi, “was

an potty box, until an Free! Anyway, I’m still a kitten. That’s a big ol’ tree fell on Mom’s car and

we (mostly me) got What We Do!” smushed it. An another big limb

used to havin’ an- Pavi rolled her golden eyes an winked smashed right into the front win-

other cat around. at me. “Well at least you should teach dow, but didn’t go through ’cuz Mom

She was still on kit- your Inner Lioness about the traffic pat- had just got special window covering

ten food, an if she terns around here.” She turned to me. called anti-terrorist film, thank Gar-

could, she’d gobble “One time, Mom noticed her makeup field.”

up my adult cat brushes had begun to disappear. Then “Woof! That was some experience.

food in two sec- one day she caught Maya red-pawed, I’m glad you’re okey-dokey now. Got

onds and then have carefully placing them all in a row on any favorite toys?”

tummy troubles. the rug.” “We love our feathers-on-bouncy-

PLUS, Maya is a kit- “But,” said Maya, “that was just cuz I sticks,” said Maya. “I’m also very fond

ten who only knows saw Mom using liddle brushes to paint of Mom’s socks. She says I’m part re-

one speed: full-me- pick-sures of cats an dogs sittin’ in flow- triever cuz I sneakily retrieve ’em

owin’-out! I mean, it er gardens an thought I could do it, too, from the laundry hamper an bop ’em

was like a NASCAR but I didn’t have any brushes. Or paper. around. An, no matter what Pavi says,

track around here. Or paint. Or thumbs. So it didn’t work we BOTH enjoy Zooming Up an Down

She’d rush at stuff full speed, knock over out anyway. the Stairs. It’s good exercise.”

potted plants, fly up an down the stairs “Hey, Mr. Bonzo,” she continued, “you Heading home, I was realizin’ that,

at 100 miles an hour. Mom still calls her a should see our nice little screened-in during the whole innerview, I wasn’t

Don’t be shy! thinkin’ about Maya an Pavi bein’
cats. We were just three animals
We are always looking for pets with interesting stories. To set up havin’ a fun time together. Woof! That
an interview, please email [email protected] is a big step for me. Big.

-The Bonz

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INSIGHT GAMES & CO.

IF WINNING LOSES, MIGHT LOSING WIN? NORTH
98742
Vin Scully, who just retired as the Los Angeles Dodgers commentator, said, “Losing WEST A J 10 6 EAST
feels worse than winning feels good.” KQJ 10 5 3 10 3
5 4 72
Do you agree? I have a feeling that it depends on what you are winning or losing. In K74 Q9862
bridge, whether you win or lose a trick can decide whether you win or lose — or lose or Q 10 9 5 3 2 SOUTH KJ86
win — a contract. A65
KQ9843
In this deal, how should South plan the play in five hearts after West leads the spade AJ
king? A7

North’s three-heart response was pre-emptive. With game-invitational values or more, Dealer: South; Vulnerable: North-South
he would have cue-bid three clubs. This probably should have persuaded South to
double West’s five-club sacrifice, which would most likely have gained 300 (after The Bidding:
North’s heart-ace lead), but could have brought in 500 if North had led a pointed suit,
and South got a diamond ruff. SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
1 Hearts 2 Clubs 3 Hearts 4 Clubs
Yesterday, we looked at West’s defense after South won the first trick, drew trumps, 4 Hearts 5 Clubs Pass Pass LEAD:
and returned a spade. West had to shift to a diamond to establish a third defensive trick 5 Hearts Pass Pass Pass K Spades
there.

This week, South, with three potential losers in two spades and one diamond, should
see that he needs to establish dummy’s spade suit before the opponents can take their
diamond trick. He has one other valuable card on the board: the diamond 10.

Declarer must duck the first trick. If West leads another spade, South wins, draws
trumps, and leads a third spade. Or, if West shifts to a diamond, declarer takes East’s
queen with his ace, draws trumps, and returns the diamond jack. A spade loser
evaporates on the diamond 10. He loses only one spade and one diamond.

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INSIGHT GAMES & CO.

SOLUTIOSONLSUTTOIONPSRTEOVIPORUESVIIOSUSSUIESS(USEEP(STeEpMtemBEbeRr 2211)) OONNPPAAGGE E3254

ACROSS DOWN
1 Truthful (6) 2 Danger (6)
4 Javelins (6) 2 Titles (5)
9 River in Africa (7) 3 Style of hat (7)
10 Tag (5) 5 Aviator (5)
11 Perils (5) 6 Egg white (7)
12 Try (7) 7 Greet (6)
13 See-through (11) 8 Vanished (11)
18 Energy (7) 14 Actuality (7)
20 Rattle (5) 15 Echo (7)
22 Corrects (5) 16 Respect (6)
23 Teach (7) 17 Acute (6)
24 Chaos (6) 19 Problem (5)
25 Stick (6) 21 Conscious (5)

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

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ACROSS 87 Mineral ___ 28 Little dickens 91 French churches
88 Surface holes 29 Crisis call 92 Tourist’s eyeful
1 Out of alignment 90 The Day of the 33 Elvis hit, “In the 95 “C’mon! Giddyap!”
5 Bryn ___ 96 Flea attacks
9 Hand holders? Locust author ___” 97 Bother
13 Koi or gripe 93 Alfonso’s aunt 34 Painter Auguste or 98 Body extreme
17 Sung soliloquy 94 See 26 Across 99 “Parking ___”
18 Competition foil 101 Ethiopian of director Jean 100 Burger option
19 Console features 35 Opined 104 Sweat unit
21 Original Videos puzzledom 105 Ex-name of Exxon
102 Time enough to sonorously 106 Test
host Bob 36 ___ mind (in 107 (To) microwave:
22 Help you can drop evolve a little
23 Speaker of 103 Crooner Redbone agreement) slang
104 See 26 Across 37 Nine, in Nice 108 First murder
baseball 112 Beau ___ 38 Former Spice Girl
24 Near, as beer 113 Ooze scene
25 Sadistic 114 Hardly any effort Halliwell 109 Steve Martin’s
26 You’ve seen it 39 Donkey and
at all Texas birthplace
on America’s 115 Site of mon stallion’s offspring 110 Nifty
Funniest Home 40 Almanac guts 111 Nobel-winning
Videos oncle’s monocle 41 Lacking a charge
30 Scoreless football 117 Las Vegas and 42 Low level author of The
game, perhaps 48 Tape alternatives: Counterfeiters
31 “___ little rusty ...” Palm 112 Petroleum, e.g.
32 Orgy regular Springs abbr. 116 Murphy has one
33 See 26 Across 118 Occupied 50 Clock-stopping
43 That boat 119 Maple genus (or 51 Agenda infinitive The Washington Post
44 Presuming that one who cruises 53 “___-you-are”
45 “I can ___ all now through a test?) 54 The face ___ LET’S GO TO THE VIDEOTAPE By Merl Reagle
...” 120 Zip, to Zapata
46 Boys Town st. 121 Dump emanation angel
47 Make into a 122 The ___ room 55 Com or fat
statute 123 Sanguine
49 On strike 124 Prepare prunes preceder
52 Twenty-cup server 57 Crude street
53 Schmoozefest DOWN
56 See 26 Across weapon
61 Slipknotted 1 Dickensian 58 Insinuate
apparel exclamation 59 Language of Iran
62 Philippine shoe 60 ___-frutti
queen 2 Olympian Heiden 65 Lobby
63 Western Arizonan 3 Name that
64 Mun. Code item announcement
65 Very soft, to a Hirschfeld hides in 67 Variety
virtuoso his caricatures 68 Utah lily
66 Actors Dick and 4 Arm art 70 Gulf War reporter
Susannah 5 Ways
69 Brunch time 6 Based on logic Peter
70 Opposite of rej. 7 Gewürztraminer, 71 Orange acid
73 Former U.S. $10 to a German 72 Old quarter of
gold coin 8 Pass over again
75 Tijuana time-out 9 Shelley’s elegy to Algiers
77 Cold, in Keats 73 Harris and
Cuernavaca 10 Engagement
78 See 26 Across clincher Sullivan
83 Korea’s former 11 Gunsmoke guy 74 Shiner over
name 12 Serb, for one
84 Lady of Sp. 13 Part of a woman’s Mexico
85 ___-wop music juggling act 76 Demonstrated
86 Sour in taste 14 Water, to Juanita 77 Simile start?
15 There’s film all 78 Plain Dealer’s
over it
16 Disgraced TV club state
20 Apathy opposite 79 Lounge (about)
21 Cancel a mission 80 Major players who
27 Burger option
know the score:
abbr.
81 Munro’s nom
82 ___ of the arts
83 Wheel tooth
88 Lois Lane’s paper
89 Supreme Court
justice appointed
by Ford

The Telegraph

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INSIGHT BACKPAGE

Is it time to look at your parents from a new perspective?

STORY BY CAROLYN HAX THE WASHINGTON POST could provide a fuller and fairer picture. Were their who meant no harm but had no clue. People who
parents that way with them? Was the culture around might have interesting things to say if you asked
Dear Carolyn: In my childhood, them one of “seen and not heard” and “spare the them different questions, and/or with a different
criticism from my parents was the rod” orthodoxy? Did they tend not to question things objective in mind. Not “I want them to say they’re
constant theme. My grades were about life in general, their parenting views among sorry” or “I want just once for them to be warm and
never good enough, my room was them? Was one of them softer but not strong enough welcoming,” but maybe “I want to see them as their
never clean enough, whatever. As a to counteract the other? friends do,” or one of my favorite suggestions from a
result, I feel little to no affection for long-ago chatter, “I want to approach them as an an-
my parents now that I’m an adult, And: What did they become after their active child- thropologist would and see what I find out.” 
and I don’t spend much time with rearing years were over? Did they remain locked in a
them or talk to them much. I just cold orthodoxy, or did they bloom a little when the
don’t like them very much. weight of responsibility was removed? Are they try-
However, some people who know this say I’m going ing to get to know you now, or are you still 12 to them?
to regret distancing myself from them when they’re
gone. Do you think that’s true? Should I make more of Do you know them all that well as people, or did
an effort to spend more time with them now so I don’t you distance yourself effectively enough that your
regret it later? last real impression of them was formed as you fled
their home after high school?
– Criticized
I ask these questions entirely without judgment.
Criticized: Your friends would regret distanc- People have their natural, even reflexive ways of
ing themselves, if they were in your position. That looking out for their own health, and kids of unhap-
doesn’t mean you will. py childhoods can even have this need as their cen-
tral motivation. It makes sense.
So, no, I don’t think that is universally true that
distance equals regrets. But when you get to the point where you’re asking
whether this is the right way to go, my inclination is
However, I do believe that seeing parents as peo- to suggest that you keep asking questions and see
ple, instead of just as parents, is a more useful way to where your inquiry leads you. If you don’t feel up to
determine how to adapt your relationship with them digging all that out, that’s reasonable. Your preroga-
over time. tive. It might also make sense to spend a few sessions
with a skilled therapist.
What you describe of your parents is a child’s view
of people who, apparently, thought that being a par- And it might be liberating just to try, once or twice,
ent meant being strict and teachy all the time. I agree with no great expectations, to talk to your parents
with you that it’s a cold way to go, and tough to for- with a different image of them in mind as you do it.
give, but there are other aspects of parenthood that
They’re people. Possibly kind of stunted people



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FINE & CASUAL DINING

Meg O’Malley’s: Enjoy Irish pub fare at its finest

REV.IEW BY LISA ZAHNER STAFF WRITER Bangers and Mash.

[email protected] PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN THACKER

Reviewing Meg O’Malley’s Restaurant Mussels.
& Irish Pub in Historic Downtown Mel-
bourne is a wee bit bittersweet, as it was
my Scotch-Irish mother’s favorite eating
and drinking spot around town. I re-
member when it came onto the scene in
2000 because the pub was supposed to
be open by my 30th birthday in January.
I’d hoped to gather a bunch of my crazy
journalist friends for a celebration there,
but things got delayed and it debuted in
time for St. Patrick’s Day.

That part of Melbourne hadn’t had an
authentic Irish pub with live, traditional
Irish music since Durty Nelly’s in the old
Steak and Ale building on U.S. 1 (turned
into a day spa, now a law office) had shut
down in 1998. So the thirsty, orphaned
locals were ecstatic when Meg’s opened
her doors and booked many familiar
faces to play on the weekends. Some-
how the owners managed to take an old
space and create a brand-new bar that
felt instantaneously like home.

You’ll likely wait for a table unless you

Fish and Chips.

visit at off-times, and the place is popu- Roast ($12.99) and my son wolfed down answer to it, because Irish ale, farm- HOURS
lar for good reason. The secret to Meg a half-rack of Baby Back Ribs ($11.50). house cheddar and Dubliner cheese Mon/Tues 10:30am - 10pm
O’Malley’s success is that it serves gener- We also had a couple of vegetarians dine served with chunks of soda bread and Wednesday 10:30am - 11pm
ous portions of hearty fare that is consis- and they enjoyed the traditional Fish & Irish brown bread can outdo the Swiss Thursday 10:30am - 12am
tently superior in quality and presenta- Chips ($11.99), which is exactly the pip- version any day. Meg’s soups are all ex- Fri/Sat 10:30am - 1:30am
tion. Service is always friendly and they ing hot, lightly battered, flaky white fish cellent. Never pass up the 18-cent mug
know how to pour a proper pint of Guin- and crispy fries you want when you’re of Irish Parliament Bean Soup (yes, it’s Sunday 11am - 12am
ness, with a smile. My son also likes the craving that dish, and a new addition actually 18 cents, the same price it origi- Sunday Brunch 11am - 2pm
Catholic schoolgirl kilts the waitresses to the menu, the Veggie Pot Pie ($10.99), nally sold for at the lunch counter of the
wear (sigh). He’s taken up Mom’s place which they said was very tasty. Irish Parliament). It’s so good the recipe BEVERAGES
at the table with me to enjoy the home- is posted on no less than 10 foodie web- Full bar
cooked favorites and the camaraderie All of Meg’s pub fare selections are ex- sites, listing the pub as the source.
you’ll always find at Meg’s. I have photos cellent, but the Bangers & Mash ($10.50) ADDRESS
of him when he was a toddler – blue-eyed is especially good, served on a mound of If you’ve ever been to the Emerald Isle 812 E. New Haven Ave,
and pink-cheeked, wearing a tweed cap colcannon with Guinness brown gravy, and want to take a sentimental journey
mesmerized watching Irish step dancers buttered cabbage and brown bread. back there, wander into Meg’s when they Melbourne
on St. Patrick’s Day. have live music. Order a pint of Guinness PHONE
A few things you may not have tried and don’t forget to toast, Sláinte!!
Over the past 17 years I’ve tried virtu- at Meg’s that should be on your list: The (321) 952-5510
ally everything on the menu, so this re- steaks – you won’t be sorry. The salads; We encourage you to send feedback to
view is more of a compilation of many all of Meg’s salads are exceptional and [email protected]
satisfying meals, plus our most recent fresh and more than a meal unto them-
one when I enjoyed the Guinness Pot selves. The cheese & ale crock ($7.99). If The reviewer is a barrier island resident
you’re a fan of fondue, this is the Irish who dines anonymously at restaurants at
the expense of this newspaper. 

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THE MELBOURNE
FINE & CASUAL DINING

When looking for a great place to dine check out
the Fine and Casual Dining Pages of The Melbourne Beachsider.

The area’s best restaurants, many offering weekly specials.

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CALENDAR

ONGOING R. Schechter Center, Satellite Beach to benefit 30 One Senior Place presents “Every Day a.m. at Gleason Park, Indian Harbour Beach.
Satellite High School AFJROTC. Runningzone. is Veterans Day” patriotic concert Register at uprunningracemanagement.com
Satellite Beach Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 4 com featuring the Space Coast Symphony Winds
p.m. Thursdays at Pelican Beach Park and Chorus, 2 p.m. at the Scott Center for the 7 Will Run for Chocolate, Won’t Stand for
30 National Public Lands Day Celebration Performing Arts, 5625 Holy Trinity Drive, Mel- Violence 5K, 7:30 a.m. at Field of Dreams
Saturdays on the Sand with Melissa Faith with exotic plant removal beginning at bourne, Free. Call 321.751.6771 or go to www. Park, Melbourne to benefit Zonta Club of Mel-
Yoga, 7 a.m. Saturdays at the Indialantic Board- 8 a.m. at Sebastian Inlet State Park. Meet at the OneSeniorPlace.com bourne, raising awareness of violence against
walk across from Starbucks. Free admission, picnic area on the Brevard County side of the women and girls worldwide. Zontaspacecoast.
mats and blankets provided. Bring water and park, under the palm trees. Bring sunscreen, wa- 30 Night Sounds Concert Series at the org
other essentials. ter and a hat. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring Sebastian Inlet, 7 to 9 p.m. at BG Surf-
work gloves. Call (772)388-2750. side Grill on the Brevard County side of the Inlet, 7 International Coastal Cleanup make-up
Tai Chi and Qigong, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at with the 15-piece 20th Street Jazz Band. Tickets day, 8 to 10 a.m. at Coconut Point Park,
Gleason Park, north side of lake. Donation of 30 Living Docks Project, 9 a.m. to noon at available through the BG Surfside Grill facebook Melbourne Beach, hosted by Keep Brevard
$5-$10. www.beachsideqigong.com Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach by page. Beautiful. Volunteers can receive community
the Indian River Lagoon Research Institute and service hours. Materials for cleanup are provid-
Melbourne Beach Rotary Club meets at 7:30 Florida Tech. Volunteers needed to show up, get OCTOBER ed, including trash bags, gloves, sunscreen and
a.m. Tuesdays at Ocean Side Pizza, 300 Ocean wet and attach oyster wraps and bags to docks, tools.
Ave. #6, Melbourne Beach. www.melbeachro- and also to assist on land. https://give.fit.edu/ 1 Tahitian Dance Workshops hosted by the
tary.org irlri-techcon. Brevard Hawaiian Dancers, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 The Rotary Club of Melbourne Beach an-
at the Gleason Park Recreation Center. Various nounces Golf-tober-at Aquarina Beach &
SEPTEMBER 30 Touch-A-Truck Festival featuring tons classes and prices, register at www.brevardha- Country Club located at 7500 S Hwy A1A, Mel-
of different vehicles from fire engines waiiandancers.com bourne Beach, FL 32951 to benefit Nana’s House
28 Girls Night Out, Woman Made - Mel- to big rigs, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Melbourne home for neglected, abused, needy, or aban-
bourne Artist Jill Collier debuts her Auditorium. Games, prizes and a first-ever kids’ 1 Petals and Pearls Bridal Showcase, 1 to doned children Cost is $85 per player or $325
Passion for Handbags Collection, 6 to 8 p.m. at rummage sale. 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne per foursome for golf, cart and awards luncheon.
the Foosner Art Museum in the Eau Gallie Arts Oceanfront. Florists, venues, bakers, bridal and Registration deadline Sept. 25. Sponsorships
District. For more information, call (321)265- 30 Sea Turtle 101 and beach cleanup, 2 formal wear, photographers and other wedding available. Sign-up sheets are available at Aqua-
1897 p.m. at the Brevard County Barrier Is- vendors. Tickets $5. www.petalsshow.com rina G.C. clubhouse, Melbourne Beach Market,
land Center. Learn about nesting sea turtles and or by contacting Adam Wilke (321) 412-9940.
29-30 Merritt Island Terror Nights then help by cleaning the beach. www.barrieris- 3-29 Dreams & Wishes, Birds & Fish-
opening weekend, 7 to landcenter.com es, a solo exhibit by member 7 Creatures Fest featuring live creatures
10 p.m. at 555 Fortenberry Road, Merritt Is- Renee´Decator. At Fifth Avenue Art Gallery on big and small, animal games, eco-arts,
land. This year, the 13th season of the event is 30 Space Coast Pride Festival, 3 to 10 p.m. Highland Ave in the Eau Gallie Arts District. The sanctuary searches for creatures, conservation
themed, “The Black Death: Ashes to Ashes” and on Highland Avenue in the Eau Gallie First Friday Opening Reception will be 5:30 to mermaid, puppets, children’s author, lionfish,
runs every weekend night culminating on Hal- Arts District. Music, food, vendors and crafts. Pa- 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Artist’s talk at 1 p.m.Oct. 14, at food carts and more, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
loween. Admission is free with donations ac- rade starts at 5 p.m. www.spacecoastpride.org 1 PM, Free event and open to the public. www. Brevard Barrier Island Center, 8385 S. Hwy A1A,
cepted. www.merrittislandterrornights.com fifthavenueartgallery.com Melbourne Beach. Costumes are encouraged.
30 For the Girls 5K, 5 p.m. at Wickham Parking is limited, but admission is free. www.
30 Long Doggers Kids’ Marathon and Park to benefit For the Girls Founda- 7 Seventh annual Sprint for Sight 5K run/ barrierislandcenter.com
Half Marathon, 7:30 a.m. from David tion, providing Doctor of Women’s Health PT walk fundraiser for the Brevard Association
& OT treatments and compression garments to for the Advancement of the Blind (BAAB), 7:30 8 Vern Boushell Concert Series “Orchestral
patients in need. Runningzone.com Masterpieces” Central Florida Winds plays
masterworks, 3:30 p.m., Riverside Presbyterian
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6 YAM 4 ASPS
8 HIPPOPOTAMUS 5 DOTING 10 Free Medicare information seminar by
10 UPHOLD 6 YUMMY local resident Kim Adkinson-Cowles, 6
12 ENZYME 7 MISCELLANY p.m. Melbourne Beach Library, 324 Ocean Ave.
13 SUING 9 SUNGLASSES Call (321)305-2554.
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15 MAIL 12 ENTRY 14 fRocky Water Brewfest, 1 to 5 p.m. at
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Spacious riverfront condo
loaded with amenities

215 Ballyshannon St., Unit C102 in the Wexford Condominium: 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,920-square-foot riverfront
condo offered for $429,000 by Treasure Coast Sotheby’s sales associate Laura Downey: 321 795-6866

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, September 28, 2017 35

REAL ESTATE

VITAL STATISTICS
215 BALLYSHANNON ST.,

UNIT C102

en, gathering room and a ping pong pier and outdoor pool with umbrel- in that fantastic view across a well- Neighborhood:
room. las,” a great place from which to enjoy manicured lawn to the clubhouse. Wexford Condominium
gorgeous sunsets over the river.
“It’s a smaller [more private] com- “When I’m sitting here you see the Year Built: 1989
munity,” Downey said. “Here you have The main living area of the second greenery and the water. It’s almost Bedrooms: 3
the private tennis courts and a fishing floor unit is perfectly situated to take eye-level. It’s an expansive view and Bathrooms: 2

Square footage:
1,920 square feet

Construction:
Concrete block, stucco
Additional features: Hardwood
floors; designer kitchen with
stainless appliances, cherry
cabinets, granite countertops,
breakfast bar; ceiling fans and
window treatments; master
bath with double vanities,
walk-in closets, jetted bathtub,
shower; private beach access
with full cabana; riverfront
clubhouse with sauna and
gathering rooms; fishing pier,
swimming pool and tennis
courts; under-building parking
with assigned storage.
Listing agency: Treasure Coast
Sotheby’s International Realty
Listing agent: Laura Downey,

321-795-6866
Listing price: $429,000

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you can see all the way across to the beach access. There is a covered deck imity of the complex to shopping, a church is within walking distance.
mainland or see a boat going by,’’ area on the beach and a cabana with rarity for many residents living along You’re three miles from Ocean Av-
Downey said. facilities. There’s not many that do the barrier islands. enue and that’s nice,’’ Downey said.
have facilities like that on the beach,’’
Security and convenience for the Downey said. “You have all your amenities right “It’s a very well maintained beach-
short trip to the beach are also a plus. here as far as sustaining you – a vari- side oasis.’’
Also convenient is the close prox- ety of shopping, a gym, Publix and the
“You have keyed entry private The unit is listed at $429,000. 

Barrier Island Newsweekly THE MELBOURNE Thursday, September 28, 2017 37

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Equifax hack could lead to years of grief for home buyers

STORY BY KENNETH R. HARNEY WASHINGTON POST accounts. You sign a contract to buy a cent years – runs another credit check Clemans said he would advise con-
house, and you apply for a mortgage. to make sure no new debts have been sumers to “lock down your files” with
The catastrophic theft of 143 mil- The lender pulls your credit and con- added since your application. But in fraud alerts or credit-file freezes. The
lion consumers’ personal data from fronts you with shocking news: Your the meantime, identity-theft crimi- latter can prevent criminals from cre-
national credit bureau Equifax could FICO credit score is too low for you to nals have created a new account or ating accounts in your name by deny-
cause financial grief for years for qualify for the loan because you’ve run up charges on one or more of your ing access to your credit reports.
home buyers and mortgage appli- been running up too much debt on credit cards, knocking your debt-to-
cants. one or more accounts. Your “utiliza- income ratio out of sight. The former signals potential credi-
tion ratio” on your available credit is tors to take extra steps to verify iden-
The odds are that some of your sen- too high, and that has depressed your At the very least, whatever rate tity before issuing new credit in your
sitive information was stolen – pos- score. Or there’s a newly established locks you had could be blown as you name.
sibly your address, Social Security account in your files that has put you scramble to get your files corrected.
number, driver’s license and credit deep in debt, even though you had Or your entire loan transaction could The Federal Trade Commission,
card numbers – and could now be up nothing to do with it. be jeopardized if the process takes which, along with the Consumer
for grabs to the highest bidders on a too long. Financial Protection Bureau, regu-
Dark Web site. Equifax and the other lates the credit arena, offers defen-

two national bureaus, Experian and It turns out that financial thieves Terry W. Clemans, executive di- sive guidance at consumer.ftc.gov/
TransUnion, keep files on approxi- have been racking up thousands of rector of the National Consumer Re- blog/2017/0 9/e qu i f a x- dat a-bre ach-
mately 220 million individuals, so dollars in debts at your expense, and porting Association, many of whose what-do. The FTC also has help-
roughly two-thirds of consumers are now – smack in the middle of a major members provide the merged credit ful information on identify-theft
potentially at risk from the breach. lifetime investment – you’re stuck with bureau reports used by mortgage countermeasures at consumer.ftc.
having to get the file corrected, which companies to evaluate applicants, gov/fe at u re s/fe at u re- 0 014-ident it y-
Ironically, the people who are takes time and can be a pain. In the told me that given the extent of the theft.
called “credit invisibles” – the mil- meantime, what happens to your pur- data theft at Equifax, “there’s bound
lions of Americans with little or no chase contract? Will the sellers bear to be a lot of damage” to all types of Another good site if you’re think-
information in the bureaus’ files – with you, essentially putting off the credit users, including those seeking ing of doing a freeze is uspirg.org/
may be the least affected by Equifax’s transaction indefinitely and possibly to finance, buy and sell houses. r e s ou r c e s/u s p/pr ot e c t-y ou r s e l f-
security lapse. blowing up their own plans to move against-new-account-id-theft.
into another house on a specific date? He said the theft of driver’s licens-
Home buyers and mortgage appli- es is especially worrisome because, You can also avail yourself of the
cants, on the other hand, tend to have It could all get really messy. combined with stolen names, ad- free, three-bureau credit monitoring
significant information on file at the Another scenario: Say your lender dresses, Social Security numbers and service being offered by Equifax at
bureaus and could run into compli- already has approved you for a mort- other data, license numbers could equifaxsecurity2017.com. Most im-
cations soon or down the road. gage or a home-equity loan. Before help cyber thieves “create a more portant first step: Check your three
the scheduled closing, the loan officer credible fake ID” – credible enough credit reports free at annualcreditre-
Take this scenario: Say your Equi- does what has become standard prac- to fool lenders into believing they are port.com and see whether anyone
fax file was looted but you’ve done tice in the mortgage industry in re- dealing with the real you. has been tampering with your ac-
little or nothing to detect fraudulent counts. 
activity on one or more of your credit

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REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Sales on South Brevard island: Sept 15 to Sept. 21

The week after the hurricane saw the real estate market begin to return to life in island ZIP codes 32951,
32903 and 32937. Indialantic led the way with 6 sales, followed by Satellite Beach with 4, Indian Harbour
Beach with 3, and Melbourne Beach reporting 2.
Our featured sale of the week was of a home with 100 feet of grand canal footage in the gated community
of the Fountains in Satellite Beach. The residence at 699 Seville Court was placed on the market July 28 for
$1.999 million, and the sale closed Sept. 21 for $1.4 million.
The seller in the transaction was represented by Lourdes Sliwa and Roderick Warden of Curri Properties.
The purchaser was represented by Lindsey Whitney of National Realty of Brevard.

SALES FOR 32951

SUBDIVISION ADDRESS LISTED ORIGINAL MOST RECENT SOLD SELLING
ASKING PRICE ASKING PRICE PRICE

$1,058,000
MELBOURNE SHORES 1ST 6015 S HIGHWAY A1A HWY 2/15/2016 $1,395,000 $1,150,000 9/15/2017 $250,000
WINDJAMMER TWNHS P3 1712 ATLANTIC ST 6C 4/12/2017 $259,000 $249,900 9/20/2017

SALES FOR 32903

RIVER SHORES 1ST ADD 1731 SHORE VIEW DR 8/7/2017 $724,000 $724,000 9/19/2017 $725,000
INDIALANTIC BY SEA 405 7TH AVE 8/4/2017 $599,000 $599,000 9/19/2017 $595,000
CLOISTERS PHASE 1 T 1780 CANTERBURY DR 5/1/2017 $589,000 $549,000 9/19/2017 $551,000

SALES FOR 32937

SEACOAST SHORES U5S3 202 MARION ST 8/1/2017 $395,000 $380,000 9/18/2017 $370,000
MONTECITO PHASE 2B 720 VENTURA DR 7/28/2017 $324,900 $324,900 9/15/2017 $324,900
SILVER SANDS CNDO P1 295 HIGHWAY A1A 205 5/5/2017 $345,000 $335,000 9/19/2017 $305,000

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Here are some of the top recent barrier island sales.

Subdivision: Melbourne Shores 1st, Address: 6015 S Highway A1A Hwy Subdivision: Windjammer Twnhs P3, Address: 1712 Atlantic St 6c

Listing Date: 2/15/2016 Listing Date: 4/12/2017
Original Price: $1,395,000 Original Price: $259,000
Recent Price: $1,150,000 Recent Price: $249,900
Sold: 9/15/2017 Sold: 9/20/2017
Selling Price: $1,058,000 Selling Price: $250,000
Listing Agent: Robert Lukow Listing Agent: Gibbs Baum

Selling Agent: Premier Properties Real Estate, Inc Selling Agent: Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

Not Provided Ann Linda Barrow

Not Provided Coldwell Banker Paradise

Subdivision: Indialantic By Sea, Address: 405 7th Ave Subdivision: River Shores 1st Add, Address: 1731 Shore View Dr

Listing Date: 8/4/2017 Listing Date: 8/7/2017
Original Price: $599,000 Original Price: $724,000
Recent Price: $599,000 Recent Price: $724,000
Sold: 9/19/2017 Sold: 9/19/2017
Selling Price: $595,000 Selling Price: $725,000
Listing Agent: Mary Goodwin Listing Agent: Angelica Bellino

Selling Agent: Curri Kirschner Real Estate Group Selling Agent: EXIT 1st Class Realty

Amanda Gonnella Paula Zima

Re/Max Alternative Realty RE/MAX Elite

Subdivision: Seacoast Shores U5S3, Address: 202 Marion St

Listing Date: 8/1/2017
Original Price: $395,000
Recent Price: $380,000
Sold: 9/18/2017
Selling Price: $370,000
Listing Agent: Douglas Addeo

Selling Agent: Community Realty

Joan K Wear & Debra Henderson

Keller Williams Realty, Brevard

Subdivision: S Patrick Shores 1S, Address: 124 SE 3rd St SE

Listing Date: 7/12/2017
Original Price: $205,000
Recent Price: $205,000
Sold: 9/20/2017
Selling Price: $190,000
Listing Agent: David Dicioccio

Selling Agent: RE/MAX Elite

Gibbs Baum

Treasure Coast Sotheby’s Intl

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