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GENT SAYS SCHOOLS Citizens don’t waste chance
PREPARED TO MEET to vent on composting rules
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Nearly a dozen people spoke be-
[email protected] [email protected] fore the commission, many from
PGA Village and Tradition, the
When a school year ends, it’s If you weren’t part of the communities that would be most
good to take stock of the year that 100-strong audience at the St. likely impacted by any commercial
has just completed and to think Lucie County Commission meet- composting facility. Such facilities
ahead to the upcoming one. Su- ing last week to address proposed can only be located on land zoned
perintendent E. Wayne Gent of rules for composting human waste, Agriculture-5, which is essentially
the St. Lucie Public Schools and you’ll get another chance on July 5. all the unincorporated land west of
I have had these discussions sev- Interstate 95.
eral times and they are always an The commission moved forward
enlightening look at where prog- its proposed ordinance governing And while there are no current
ress has been made and what commercial composting of biosol- applications for a facility making
challenges loom ahead. ids – think sludge from wastewater their way through the government
treatment plants – after hearing channels, a farm – Sunbreak Farms
“Our main accomplishment is from several residents who, mostly,
more than 3,000 graduates and supported the rules. CONTINUED ON PAGE A11
approximately $24 million in
scholarships,” he said. “(When BUNT FOR WEBB, CURRENT
the graduation rates come out) OF THE D.C. POLITICAL CRISES
we anticipate it will be around 90 HITTER HAVE FAMILIAR FEEL
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer
This is particularly notewor- [email protected]
thy, because the district is now
13th in the state, when not long For Horace Webb, today’s political events
ago it stood at 45th.
and investigations are create a sense of déjà vu. HORACE WEBB
Gent noted that the scores on
standardized testing have also The PGA Village resident, about whom I wrote
two years ago, had a window on history. On Oct. 30, 1973, President
“The third-graders improved
3 percent,” he said. “We’re con- Richard Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliott Richardson to fire
tinuing to move in the right di-
rection, but it represents the Archibald Cox, the special
biggest challenge. We can cele-
brate the gains but continue to prosecutor investigating
CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 Fort Pierce Central High School All-Star Brandon Stone bunts for a hit for the North team Watergate. Richardson and
during the annual Mike Picano Treasure Coast Senior All-Star Game at First Data Field in his deputy, William Ruck-
St. Lucie West last Thursday. See more photos on Page B15. PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN
elshaus, refused and re-
Brazen car burglars strike twice in St. Lucie West signed, in what came to be
known as “The Saturday
Night Massacre.” Solicitor
A famous Washington Post front page from 1973. General Robert Bork fired
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer mind to swipe them. reminding drivers to stow away Cox. Webb, deputy director for public information for the Justice De-
[email protected] After two vehicles in separate valuables in their cars, and keep
them out of sight of would-be partment, was in the meetings that led to those events.
Out of sight, out of mind? Ap- parking lots were forcibly bro- burglars.
parently for burglars, the op- ken into by unknown thieves last I checked back with Webb a few weeks ago to get his take on the
posite is true – valuables were week in St. Lucie West, the Port In both cases, the vehicles
in sight, and they had it in their St. Lucie Police Department is events unfolding today, including investigations of possible Rus-
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‘IMPOUNDMENT TOUR’ HAS THE GOODS ON MOSQUITO CONTROL
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent “These mosquito impoundments pre- About 450 to 500 died. produced in muscles. The carbon dioxide of
vent mosquitoes by preventing hatch-outs,” Yellow flags went up around the city as breath? Not much can be done about that.
It’s probably no surprise that St. Lucie she said. “A hatch-out is when mosquito Mosquito repellents do help, Lemire said,
County had the second mosquito control eggs hatch into larvae.” families warned others Yellow Jack, as yellow even if it doesn’t seem like it.
district in Florida, following Indian River fever was often called, was present. Many
County. Both districts were established in The salt marsh mosquito doesn’t lay eggs turned into black flags. Residents tried to Oh, and it’s not your imagination – Lemire
the 1920s. in water as other species do. It lays eggs in flee the city, but others took up arms to keep said he’s seen anecdotal evidence there real-
mud that’ll later get covered with water. them back and quarantine Jacksonville. ly are mosquito magnets. “Some people are
Gene Lemire, senior etymologist at St. That’s when the eggs hatch and larvae start more attractive than others,” he said.
Lucie County Mosquito Control & Coastal their lives. In about a week, they become At the time, some scientists suspected
Management Services, lived here back in the biting, adult mosquitoes that can the mosquitoes’ role in transmitting yel- For example, his wife. Lemire said she
1960s. If you think mosquitoes are bad now travel upwards to 25 miles. Im- used to complain about mosquitoes when
… “during the summertime you couldn’t poundment is keeping areas low fever and other diseases. The he detected none. “I thought she was crazy
walk out,” he said. covered in enough water Jacksonville outbreak helped at first,” he said. “I couldn’t find a mosquito.”
that the mosquitoes have prove it. It also moved the
Impoundment has greatly reduced the fewer places to lay eggs. State Legislature to create But over time, he did notice that she’d
population of St. Lucie’s most troublesome the Florida State Board of have mosquitoes swarming around her
mosquito species – the salt marsh mosquito. The strained relations be- Health, what’s now the Flor- while they largely left him alone.
“We’ve turned St. Lucie County into a place tween humans and mosqui- ida Department of Health.
where people can go out even in the sum- toes have existed on the Florida Mosquito-control efforts start- Lemire said mosquitoes are much more
mer and enjoy the environment,” Lemire Peninsula since humans stepped foot on than annoying ectoparasites, so even if he
said. it. When the state was a territory, Mosqui- ed in the Sunshine State. had the capacity to eliminate all mosqui-
to County covered from modern-day Palm Lemire said there are more than 80 spe- toes from St. Lucie County, he’d hesitate to
Albeit, with a few mosquito bites, Lemire Beach County north to Volusia, and west to cies of mosquitoes in Florida. “(St. Lucie res- do that. “It’s a hostile life for a mosquito,”
admitted. But consider this: When Jonathan Polk. Mosquitoes have been far more than a idents) don’t realize there’s at least 46 species Lemire said. “Mosquitoes are part of the
Dickinson shipwrecked on Jupiter Island nuisance at times. Sometimes they’ve been of local mosquitoes,” he said. food chain. There’s all kinds of things that
in 1696, his small party resorted to burying deadly. Lemire said there’s a well-known Some will target humans for blood. Oth- munch on mosquitoes.”
themselves in sand to escape billows of mos- cautionary tale among those in the mosqui- ers don’t. “There are some mosquitoes that
quitoes. to-control business. don’t bite people at all,” Lemire said. “They To reserve a spot for the mosquito im-
bite lizards.” poundment area tour, call Underwood at
On Saturday, July 1, county staff will show In 1888 a single sick traveler and large Or birds. Lemire said mosquitoes are in- the Oxbow Eco-Center, (772) 785-5833. Un-
folks around the mosquito impoundment mosquito population turned Jacksonville credibly well-adapted feeders with sophis- derwood warned that the county’s mosqui-
areas on Hutchinson Island. The “Managing into a dying zone. In a city of about 20,000, ticated systems for finding food by seeking to-related programs are popular and spaces
Mosquitos – an Impoundment Tour” will be about 5,000 were infected with yellow fever body heat, lactic acid and carbon dioxide. are limited, so there’re no guarantees any will
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wren Underwood, mosqui- transmitted by some species of mosquitoes. He said long sleeves and pants can help be available by publication time. More about
to education coordinator, said if mosquitoes mask body heat and lactic acid, which is Florida’s mosquitoes is at www.mosquito.
don’t exist, they can’t sting. ifas.ufl.edu.
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and Ray Swanson; sister, Lori Russo; and mentary School for 30 years. She enjoyed
many other loving family members and many things in life, but her greatest joy
friends. was spending time with her family.
TIMOTHY RAY JONES, 61 She is survived by her children, Kay
Port St. Lucie Rheinholtz, Laura Huggins and Tammy
Agosto; grandchildren, Elaine, Amber, Ste-
Timothy Ray Jones, 61, of Port Saint fany, Justin, Leigh, Thomas (Brittani) and
Lucie passed away June 18 in Lake Worth, Tiffany; great-grandchildren, Anthony,
Fla. Mr. Jones moved to Port Saint Lucie six Derrick, Armani, Aubrey, Eli, Lucas, Lucy
years ago, coming from near Lake Beach, and Alijah; siblings, Frederick Gillen and
Ill. Bernadine Lawerance; and loving nieces,
nephews and family.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years,
Carol Ann Jones; son, Chad (Sara) Jones of Elizabeth is preceded in death by her
Waukegan, Ill.; daughter, Jennifer (Harold) cherished husband of over 50 years, Ed-
Siguenza of Peoria, Ariz.; son, Joe Jones of ward Thomas Stewart; brothers, Edwin,
Port St. Lucie; daughter, Krystina Jones of Richard, Sidney and Nelson; and sister,
Port St. Lucie; grandchildren, Olivia and Mildred Randazzo.
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TEBOW GETS THE CALL ... HORACE WEBB Senate. There is definitely a strong parti-
san tint to what’s happening now. In 1972,
Most Class A minor-leaguers batting FILE PHOTO: MITCH KLOORFAIN CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 it was more bipartisan. There are partisan
.222 with 3 homers and 69 punch-outs relationships rather than the belief to do
in 63 games don’t earn promotions … to warrant the step up to St. Lucie. sian interference in the American election what’s right for the country.”
but most such minor-leaguers aren’t Said Mets General Manager Sandy process. He said that it all seemed familiar.
named Tim Tebow. Webb believes that money in politics
Alderson: “All of the indications are pos- “I think the operative phrase, the trite bears some of the blame. “It takes much
The University of Florida football itive in terms of various things that we phrase, is that it’s not so much the crime as more money to run an election,” he said.
legend and lightning rod, now 29 and look at. … The bottom line is the average the cover-up,” he said. “It may be difficult “You have to cater to the moneyed interests
giving professional baseball a go, ap- isn’t there, but he’s improving.” to prove allegations of a crime, but there is of the party to fund re-election.”
parently did enough with the Columbia a process of explaining away or protecting
Fireflies in the eyes of Mets management The bottom line for St. Lucie County’s or deflecting from an investigation or alle- He questioned whether an altruistic or
Tebow fans: He’s here, and if you want to gations of a crime and crimes may be com- patriotic stand, rather than a partisan one,
judge for yourself, head on over to First mitted.” could lead to defeat at the polls.
Webb noted that Richardson resigned “It’s difficult,” he said. “All of us want to
• Battery - Ask About Our because he refused to break an oath. “El- see our president succeed, no matter what
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Powered that he would not interfere with the special right in the world and at the same time, we
Portable Oxygen prosecutor,” Webb said. “Had he carried cannot sit by and watch a foreign power in-
Concentrators out the president’s order, Elliott would have terfere in the democratic process.”
committed perjury because in his confir-
mation hearings he swore not to interfere In the end, the question of recording
with the prosecutor in any way,” holds special interest for Webb, as Nixon’s
tapes contributed to his resignation.
Webb said that Attorney General Jeff Ses-
sions may be facing “matters of concern.” “[Former FBI Director James] Comey
said he hopes there was a recording,” Webb
“It’s already been stated that Sessions said, prior to President Trump tweeting out
mistook or had to correct (the record),” last week that he did not record his con-
Webb said. “The fact was that he was under versations with Comey. “If there was a tape
oath when he testified about contact with or a recording and the conversation has
the Russians, it may not be true.” been destroyed, I’m not a lawyer but a high
school debate student could prove obstruc-
Webb said that there are similarities and tion of justice.”
differences in the current situation.
At the time that we spoke two years ago,
“The Justice Department is conducting an Webb said that he hadn’t realized he was
investigation into the actions of the Trump living history. It was a difficult time and he
administration and Trump campaign,” he said that every time [Bob] Woodward and
said. “It was (like Watergate because it dealt [Carl] Bernstein had a story in the Washing-
with) matters before and after the election. ton Post, the phone would ring at 1 or 2 a.m.
Nixon didn’t have to break in. (Note: the with a reporter doing fact-checking. It gave
president was not directly implicated in the him a new appreciation of our government.
break-in at Democratic headquarters.) He
could have paid $15 and they would have “We didn’t know what would happen,”
sent the material from a mailing list.” he said then. “It was virgin territory for pol-
itics. As it turned out, it was a time in our
Webb said that the biggest difference be- history that was exciting, nerve-wracking
tween the two times was the political mood. and emotional. It proved that even with
that level of attack on our form of govern-
“The system of checks and balances now ment, it survived.”
are a little problematic,” he said. “The Re-
publicans have a majority in the House and It’s a lesson worth remembering.
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county library system has a joint-use fa- One thing is certain: Predictions that
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Campus, in St. Lucie West. That’s 25,000 en’t come true. “We have seen a growth
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Library is 4,400, and the Morningside “The online services are forming as a par-
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The library system’s online services got
Hours of Operation: She said the Creation Station at the about 345,000 visits.
Lewis Branch will be the largest yet.
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm “We’re going to expand that here,” Jacob There’ll be a grand opening at the Pau-
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With the 2017 hurricane season now relocate or go to a shelter health care provider to dis-
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ment did not help prevent a recurrence impacting the United States, Women’s during a storm. cuss whether it is safe for you
of the hives, as 30 percent of patients in Health Specialists says now is the time
the prednisone group reported relaps- pregnant women and their significant When possible, always to leave prior to the storm or
es, compared to 24 percent in the pla- others should take steps to be prepared
cebo group. for a hurricane or tropical storm. bring medications in their if it would be better for you
Dr. Patrick Ottuso, M.D., a Treasure According to Dr. Laura McCurdy, M.D., original prescription bot- to go to a hospital or general
Coast dermatologist and fellow of the FACOG, an OB-GYN at Women’s Health
American Academy of Dermatology, is Specialists, hurricane season can be a tle. In an emergency, an shelter during the storm.
familiar with this study and others that stressful time for all Floridians, but espe-
have preceded it. cially for a pregnant woman. “The more emergency decree allowing Dr. McCurdy recom-
prepared you are the more comfortable
He says there is some controversy in and safe you will be should a hurricane pharmacies to refill medi- mends pregnant women and
the medical community about the role of or tropical storm threaten the Treasure
prednisone in the treatment of an acute Coast.” cations may be made, but their caregivers should also
case of hives – the type of attack that can
precipitate a visit to the ER. Some studies The Florida Department of Health of- you must have the original consider the aftermath of a
indicate that prednisone can help boost fers the following tips for pregnant wom-
the effect of antihistamines; even those en: bottle. hurricane or tropical storm.
studies express caution about the use of
prednisone, due to its many side effects. MEDICATIONS Place your medications Dr. Laura McCurdy “One of the most critical
Prepare a current list of all prescrip- in a sealable plastic bag to times is after a hurricane or
In a fact probably known to very few tions and prenatal vitamins you are tak-
outside the healthcare profession, the ing. Put this list in sealable plastic bag keep them dry and protect tropical storm has passed.
medical name for hives is urticarial. Suf- then in a secure place among the belong-
ferers know well that hives are welts; pink ings you plan to take with you if you leave the information on the label in case you Pregnant women should take extra pre-
swellings that can appear on any part of your home.
the skin, and even in the eyes or mouth. Bring at least a two-week supply of need to obtain refills. cautions while clean up and storm recov-
In an outbreak, an individual hive lasts all medications with you if you choose to
a few hours, fades away without leaving CALL YOUR PHYSICIAN ery is underway. If you have any concerns
a trace, and is replaced with new hives.
While usually small, hives can join to- Communicate with your health care over your health or that of your unborn
gether to cover broad areas of skin. In ad-
dition to the often intense itch, hives can provider’s office to let them know where child, you should contact your physician
sometimes burn or sting.
you will be; if you plan to leave town bring right away.”
CONTINUED ON PAGE A14
a copy of your medical records includ- Additional information about Women’s
ing prenatal record, immunizations, and Health Specialists can be found at www.
current medications with you. Make sure whsfl.com. Women’s Health Specialists
that your healthcare provider has a cur- main office is located at 3498 N.W. Federal
rent telephone number of where you will Highway, Jensen Beach, Florida with a sec-
be staying. ond office in downtown Tradition at 10771
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HIVES reaction to certain foods – including Some people suffer from chronic urti- CU affects about 1 percent of the pop-
nuts, chocolate, fish, tomatoes, eggs, carial (CU), which is when the hives per- ulation. Dr. Ottuso says the condition is
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A13 fresh berries or milk. sist for a long period of time or recur re- exceedingly frustrating for both the suf-
peatedly over months or years. Although ferer and their dermatologist – in part
Hives are very common; one in five Dr. Ottuso says other causes of attacks hives are considered chronic if they last because the vast majority of cases are
people have at least one episode in their are many and varied, including allergens more than six weeks at a stretch, studies “idiopathic,” meaning a cause cannot be
lifetime. A single attack of hives is often (pollen, dander, insect stings), environ- have shown that many people with the determined. In many of these idiopathic
due to a virus or an infection; repeated mental factors (heat, cold, sunlight, ex- condition have hives for months or even cases, the best guess is that the suffer-
attacks can be triggered by an allergic ercise, emotional stress), and almost any years on end. er’s immune system is overactive – it is
type of medication.
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
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PORT SAINT LUCIE 9320 SCARBOROUGH COURT 8/17/2016 $625,000 6/19/2017 $344,420
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8057 LINKS WAY 12/21/2016 $499,900 6/19/2017 $342,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 18017 SW COSENZA WAY 2/28/2017 $339,800 6/21/2017 $266,400
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5808 NW BURRI COURT 4/2/2017 $369,000 6/21/2017 $242,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 6443 NW FAYE STREET 3/18/2017 $329,900 6/20/2017 $230,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 424 NW SUNVIEW WAY 3/25/2017 $254,900 6/20/2017 $225,000
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Listing Date: 12/21/2016 Listing Date: 2/28/2017
Original Price: $499,900 Original Price: $339,800
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1 Terra Fermata, if you’ve
not yet been, is a unique,
very popular outdoor concert
venue smack in the heart of
Stuart, with a laid-back, Key
West vibe, Tiki huts, twinkling
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brew. When they say no two
nights are alike there, believe
it. This Friday, from 7 p.m. to
10 p.m., the Bryce Allyn Band,
out of South Florida, takes the
stage with a message of spiritu-
al awareness and a passionate
style. Tomorrow, also 7 p.m. to
10 p.m., the Tallahassee-based
band Taller Trees will bring
what they term soul rock, made
up of elements from funk and
pop that is “singable, dancable
2 Chicago (originally Chi-
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and the Doobie Brothers have
teamed up for a North Ameri-
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they’re appearing for one night
only at the Perfect Vodka Am-
phitheater in West Palm Beach
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MUSEUM’S PHOTO EXHIBIT GOES ‘ABOVE’ AND BEYOND
BY ELLEN FISCHER | Columnist Dan Gunderson. 1960s, alongside the likes of Funk found- components he crafted for the purpose.
ing artists Robert Arneson, William T. Since that time, having enough of the
An exhibition currently on display at PHOTOS: GORDON RADFORD Wiley and David Gilhooly.
the Vero Beach Museum of Art is to sum- right elements on hand has been key to
mer museum shows what the 700-page house with a four-car garage. The latter Gunderson landed a job in the art de- Gunderson’s creativity.
novel is to the beach: It will keep you oc- housed but one car – and “had a floor you partment at Stetson just two years out
cupied when nothing much else is going could eat off.” of graduate school, in 1976. He has been Around the turn of the millennium
on, and despite its size (50 colorful art there ever since, teaching classes in ce- he collected brooms. “And until you
works), you can get through it in a flash. Smiling, she says, “And now, I have just ramics, drawing and sculpture. As the get enough of them, you can’t really do
This Holmes Gallery pot-boiler packs enough room to park my car.” director of Stetson’s Hand Art Center something with them.”
enough sizzle, pow and “gee whiz!” to from 1991 to 2012, he exercised his talent
make you feel your vacation downtime Gunderson’s collections include vin- for collecting by building a fine collec- In 2004 Gunderson knew he had col-
was well spent. tage toys, American Indian handicrafts, tion of contemporary ceramics for the lected enough brooms to create a sculp-
folk art and contemporary ceramic art. museum. ture from a section of downed telephone
“A View from Above: Dan Gunderson” pole. He drilled 365 evenly spaced holes
is a color photography show featuring And that’s just the stuff he keeps at As an artist, Gunderson has evolved into the pole for the placement of as
kaleidoscopic still-life arrangements home. over the decades from making pedes- many red, green, blue and yellow broom
that visually pop from their square black tal-displayed ceramic sculptures, to in- handles (sans the bristled ends). The
backgrounds. Seen from a distance, the A professor of art at Stetson University stallation artworks, to his current series telephone pole, which is held off the
compositions suggest fiery blooms on in Deland for more than 35 years, Gun- of color photos. floor in a horizontal position by the leggy
the Fourth of July, a Ferris wheel’s spokes derson has a private studio on campus broomsticks, “looks like a wooly worm,”
twinkling at night, or a cathedral’s illu- that contains shelving units full of an In the mid-1980s he created a series Gunderson says.
mined rose window. estimated 10,000 toys, all neatly sorted of sphere sculptures; simple orbs of hol-
into bins by color. He calls his bins the low clay that Gunderson painted with Gunderson next found that he had
Upon closer examination, those orga- “palette” from which he selects the hues glazes to suggest complex architectural collected enough injection-molded hap-
nized dots and dashes of glowing color he wants to predominate in any given perspectives that negated the sphere’s py-meal type toys (from flea markets,
resolve into gaudy toys that the artist photo set-up. round surfaces. yard sales and resale shops) to begin
painstakingly arranged for each photo- forming sculptures with them. He would
graph. It requires up to a dozen or more Gunderson began his art career as a After that, Gunderson made sculp- drill and then skewer toys onto metal
individual Minions, Pinocchios, Shreks, ceramic artist with an M.F.A. from the tures of found steel and wood, some- rods, like beads on an abacus, before as-
Baloos and Simbas – among other famil- University of Wisconsin. An early influ- times accented with multiple ceramic sembling the rods into 10-foot-high stick
iar toys – to compose one photo. ence on Gunderson’s work was Clayton figures or house shapes.
George Bailey, aka “Dr. George Glad-
If you are old enough to remember stone,” a California Funk ceramist who According to his wife, this series took
the June Taylor Dancers on the Jackie first gained notice for his offbeat sculp- an emotional toll on Gunderson.
Gleason variety show (we are talking the tures and performance art in the late
1960s here), you will remember the ka- “It just broke his heart to destroy the
leidoscopic patterns, videotaped from objects,” de Parry declares.
above, of the dancers lying on the floor
in a circle and moving their heads, arms “So Dan started to think, ‘Maybe I
and legs to create different patterns. I don’t need to do that. Maybe I can just
was wowed by them as a kid. And we only assemble and reassemble and reassem-
had a black-and-white set. ble, and never use the toys up.’”
That’s the same principle behind art- And with that, Gunderson “kind of fell
ist Dan Gunderson’s work. Of course, the into” arranging intact toys to be pho-
toys he arranges in concentric circles on tographed and shown as prints, says de
a tabletop and photographs from above Parry.
can’t move their jointed limbs of their
own volition. Gunderson has to do that Gunderson agrees that his catch-and-
for them before he snaps the picture. release technique “just came natural.”
“This one right here is from Monsters “Once I got enough of the toys I started
Inc.,” says Gunderson, as he points out lining them up. I liked the repetition, the
a one-eyed green creature, 10 copies of toys lined up like rhythms in music,” he
which were used in one of the composi- says.
You might ask yourself, why use toys?
“I can’t remember what his name is. Why not arrange seashells or cicadas or
He’s a good guy. He’s kind of an alien.” steak knives into rhythmic composi-
There are also lots of superheroes, in-
cluding Captain America, Batman and For Gunderson, it’s been “a very in-
Robin, Spiderman and The Hulk. To fill teresting thing” to take someone else’s
in the gaps between the toys in his com- creativity (those artists who originally
positions, Gunderson has recently tak- designed the characters the toys depict)
en to using other novelty items – fake and use them as a starting point for his
spiders, cockroaches, rats ¬– recreating own art.
them via the miracle of #D printing in
the quantities and sizes he needs for the Because most people will already have
composition at hand. a relationship with the cartoon figures
he employs, they will be able to connect
As you may have guessed by now, Dan with an idea that Gunderson has taken
Gunderson is an avid collector of stuff. into the abstract realm.
Just ask his wife of 13 years, Astrid de “It’s a lot like a mandala, too,” he says.
Parry. “A mandala does the same kind of
thing: When you are drawn into it into it,
She says that before she married Gun- you can lose yourself – your physical self”
derson, she lived in a spartanly furnished in his photographs.
And that’s why “Dan Gunderson: A View
from Above” is just like that page-turner
you simply can’t put down.
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For Sheriff’s Office, credit where reaccreditation’s due
Sheriff Ken Mascara announced last cies are measured against industry-rec- couraged the Florida Sheriffs Association
week that the Commission for Florida ognized standards of excellence.
Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) (FSA) and the Florida Police Chiefs As-
has re-accredited the St. Lucie County “The fact that our agency has yet again
Sheriff’s Office for another three years been re-accredited is a testament to the sociation (FPCA) to create an indepen-
and re-affirmed its status as an Excelsior innovative and high efficiency of our
agency. agency and the dedicated work each and dent voluntary law enforcement agency
every day by our employees to keep our
The mission of the CFA is to establish community safe,” said Mascara. accreditation program. The movement
standards, oversees an accreditation pro-
gram, and awards accreditation to com- According to the sheriff, the agency by law enforcement professionals to cre-
pliant Florida law enforcement agencies. has maintained “Excelsior” status with
The Commission strives to improve the the CFA having achieved five or more ate accrediting bodies is in response to
ability of law enforcement agencies to de- consecutive on-site assessments without
liver professional public safety services. any conditions for improvement. In addi- a need to ensure the public that quality
tion, the agency remains one of the first in
According to the sheriff, the CFA facil- Florida to achieve accreditation and the services are delivered in accordance with
itates a peer-led evaluation process every first to be awarded the Excelsior status.
three years by which participating agen- recognized and accepted standards. Rep-
In 1993, Florida Statute 943.125 en-
resentatives from FSA and FPCA devel-
oped an accreditation program, modeled
after the national accreditation program,
From left: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Accreditation which requires compliance with more
Manager Heather Blount, Chief Deputy Garry Wilson,
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THINK ABOUT SWING AS A CHAIN-LINKED ACTION Kevin’s
I heard one well-known coach and golf fixed point and is moving freely. action is their ability and mastery of feeling
researcher of our game say one time in The second part of the above statement the weight of their clubhead, while at the action of your wrists.
a lecture that “the golf swing is a chain- same time feeling various pressure points 3. When hitting a 50-yard pitch shot over
linked action.” I thought to myself, that is is chain-linked action. The best way to ap- in their body. The pressure points help
a brilliant and insightful description of the preciate and understand a chain-linked define each component from the adjacent a bunker, as you approach the top of the
golf swing. action is to simply imagine a chain on a bi- component. backswing, feel the slight pressure point
cycle. The entire chain is connected, but it created near the top of your left shoulder
Let’s take a closer look at this description is connected in a linked fashion, allowing Let me give you a simple example to and left shoulder blade. Start your down-
and give you a couple of “Kures” to help you for freedom and independent movement of help you understand the feeling. When you swing by shifting your knees and hips
feel and appreciate its true meaning. its many components, but remains linked swing a hammer vertically up, the weight slightly down and forward, keeping your
together. Most of us watch great players on of the hammer places pressure on your arms and shoulders fairly still for a split
First, the golf swing motion must be a television and it looks like their entire mo- wrist. The pressure placed on your wrist second during the initial start of the down-
swinging action. This means free motion, tion is fused, when in reality it is a linked allows you to appreciate and understand swing. As a result of the slight hold with the
with a sense of effortless power and feeling action; it is a harmonious blending of dif- that the wrist is connected to the arm but upper body, you will feel the pressure point
the effects of gravity and employing the ferent components of the swing and, at separated slightly because of the wrist in the left shoulder increase. In summary,
proper type of tension. The muscles should times, different parts moving at the same joint. So clearly, the wrist is a chain, linked the three above “Kures” are a good start in
elongate rather than contract excessively. time in the opposite direction. What allows to the arm and the hammer. Therein lies appreciating that the golf swing is in fact, a
A good picture of the swinging motion is a these great players to feel this chain-linked one of the great secrets of the full swing. chain-linked action.
grandfather clock. It is suspended from a With that in mind, you can begin to dis-
cover your ability to have one part of your Kevin Perkins is a PGA Master Profession-
STAR SEARCH? HERE THEY ARE! body move in one direction, while another al. He operates his Golf Academy at The Ev-
part holds slightly, creating pressure and ergreen Club, has hosted and produced his
torque, leading to a well timed and pow- own television and radio shows, and has au-
erful motion. Let me give you a couple of thored the golf instructional book “Golf Ev-
“Kures” to help you tap into this coordinat- eryone,” published by Hunter Textbooks. Per-
ed and powerful feeling: kins may be reached at 561-301-3783. Email:
[email protected] or visit his website at
1. Make a backswing with a 6-iron and www.kevinperkinsgolfacademy.com.
swing your arms longer than your normal
size backswing. As a result of the longer
arm swing, the arms will cause the shoul-
ders to move beyond what is comfortable,
causing the shoulder and back muscles to
2. On the putting green, practice hit-
ting putts of approximately 30 feet. During
your transition from the back swing to the
forward swing, feel your arms moving for-
ward and feel the weight of the putter head
lagging behind, creating a slight hinging
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