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									A2                                                                                    SOUTH LAKE PRESS                                                                     Friday, May 14, 2010

          What do you think the Magic’s chances are of
                       winning the title?

  I don’t follow basketball at all,      They keep playing the way              Fantastic.                                I think it’s real good. They’re          Despite their losses, they might
so I don’t know.                       they’re playing and they’ll go all                         Paula Robinson        just as good as the other team but        make it. You never know.
                   Frank Adasczik      the way.                                                              Clermont   they’ve got a better bench; much                                Miguel Diaz
                           Clermont                      Luis Hernandez                                                 better back up.                                                       Minneola
                                                                 Minneola                                                                      Robert Bush

                I N M E M O RY                                  Lawyers: Grace interview of Duckett not an ambush
                                  Cynthia Elaine Kinat, 59,                 MILLARD K. IVES                    prised during Melinda Duckett's               points — which she read during the
     Death Notices              of Clermont died Friday, May
                                                                                Staff Writer
                                                                                                               appearance on the Nancy Grace pro-            taping of the program. It goes on to
                                                                  OCALA — Cable TV host Nancy                  gram was Melinda herself," Orlando            state that Duckett’s outlined topics
                                7, 2010. Becker Family
Louis Babins                    Funeral Home, Clermont.         Grace’s interview of Melinda Duckett,          lawyer Judith M. Mercier of Holland &         including her being prepared to
                                                                mother of the still missing toddler            Knight argues in the first statement of       answer     questions
  Dr. Louis Babins, 82, of                                                                                                                                   related to where she
                                Veronica Palacios               Trenton Duckett, was far from an               the motion.
Clermont died Sunday, May                                                                                        Mercier represents Grace and CNN.           was the weekend
9, 2010. Cremation Choices,                                     ambush, according to a motion filed
                                  Veronica Palacios, 87, of                                                      Duckett reported Trenton missing            Trenton went miss-
                                                                Friday by lawyers for Grace and CNN
Minneola.                       Clermont died Thursday,                                                        Aug. 27, 2006 to the Leesburg police.         ing and being asked
                                                                in federal court.
                                May 6, 2010. Becker Family        The motion was an effort to throw            She told investigators that she was           about a polygraph
Rosa Basdeo                     Funeral Home, Clermont.                                                                                                      examination.
                                                                out a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by          watching television with some friends
  Rosa Basdeo, 99, of                                           Duckett's estate that contends the             when she peeped in the child’s room              “…All of the evi-
Clermont died Monday, May       Norma Iris Rivera               young mother was tricked into the              and noticed him gone. A tear was              dence unequivocal-
10, 2010. Becker Family           Norma Iris Rivera, 63, of     Sept. 7, 2006 interview in an attempt          found in a nearby screen.                     ly    shows     that
Funeral Home, Clermont.         Clermont died Friday, May 7,    to accuse her of murdering the then              But eventually police begin to sus-         Melinda knew pre- Duckett
                                2010. Cremation Choices,        two-year-old Trenton. It was an inter-         pect her, and today she’s still consid-       cisely what she
Frederick L. Blanchard                                          view in which the Duckett estate’s law-        ered the only suspect in the abduction,       might be asked on
  Frederick Leo “Uncle Fred”                                    suit paints as a surprise that pushed          according to Leesburg police.                 Nancy Grace, and — word-for-word—
Blanchard, 72, of Fruitland     Epifanio T. Rodriguez           the mother to commit suicide with a              The motion adds that Duckett not            how she planned to respond,” the
Park died Monday, May 10,         Epifanio Torrez Rodriguez,    shotgun the following afternoon —              only publicized her upcoming inter-           motion added.
2010. Cremation Choices,        67, of Mascotte died Friday,    just before the taped interview was to         view with Grace on a local radio sta-            A printed copy of the script was
Minneola.                                                       be broadcast that night.                       tion, but she used her laptop comput-         allegedly found at the scene of her
                                May 7, 2010. Brewer and
                                                                   “The only person who was not sur-           er to prepare a script of her talking         death, according to the motion.
Lakesha Carmichael              Sons     Funeral     Home,
  Lakesha       Carmichael,
infant, of Apopka died
Wednesday, May 5, 2010.
Unity Memorial Funeral
                                Juanita Grace Ryan
                                  Juanita Grace Ryan, 62, of
                                                                Schools find good news in budget review
                                Clermont died Friday, May 7,
Home, Inc., Wildwood.                                                          LARRY ELL                       reduction in sales tax revenues.              deficit of about $6 million. But with a
                                2010. Cremation Choices,                        Staff Writer                   However, the tide may be starting to          $6.1 million reserve, if the board chose
James Milus Carter              Minneola.                                                                      turn.                                         to use it all, MacLeod said the budget
                                                                  TAVARES — Now that the regular ses-
  James Milus Carter, 70, of    Wanda M. Schmitz                sion of the Florida Legislature has               “At this point we may be looking at        could be balanced at its current level
Kissimmee died Saturday,                                                                                       four instead of six,” MacLeod said. “This     with a surplus of about $39,000.
                                  Wanda M. Schmitz, 56, of      ended, school systems across the state
May 8, 2010. Becker Family                                                                                     is going to be the hardest part this year.       “I'm saying this as vaguely as I can
                                Clermont died Wednesday,        are expecting to get a clearer picture of
                                                                                                               Though sales tax collections are still        because I don't want to give the impres-
Funeral Home, Clermont.                                         their revenues as they continue working
                                May 5, 2010. Brewer and                                                        down, they're starting to show the tee-       sion that it's good,” MacLeod said. “It's
                                                                on budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.       niest bit of increase. It's certainly noth-   just not as bad.”
Christopher Gomez               Sons    Funeral    Home,
                                                                  At a workshop Monday, Lake County
                                Clermont.                                                                      ing that's going to change any recom-            “In building this budget, we will be
  Christopher       “Chris”                                     Schools Chief of Business Services Carol       mendations, we still need to be very          conservative like we have always been
Gomez, 20, of Sorrento died     David William Shibler           MacLeod gave the School Board a budg-          conservative.”                                in the past,” School Superintendent
Sunday, May 2, 2010.                                            et review that seemed to have a hint of           MacLeod’s numbers showed the net           Susan Moxley said.
                                  David William Shibler, 55,    encouraging news.
Cremation          Choices,                                                                                    projected expenditures for 2010-2011 to          School Board members also got a
                                of Groveland died Friday,         Over the past couple of years,               be $289,113,617.00 and projected gen-         report about the status of the vacant
                                May 7, 2010. Becker Family      MacLeod said the district has had to set       eral revenues to be a little over $283        and soon-to-be vacant ancillary facili-
Cynthia Elaine Kinat            Funeral Home, Clermont.         aside money to account for a six percent       million. That would leave a budget            ties around the district.

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it is to reach out and make a dif-     come through after the storm,”        for the children and youth of              President Bea Meeks said.                supports one another,” New
ference in other people’s lives,       she said.                             the area, including those who                Attendees hung around after            Beginnings Director Steve Smith
and demonstrate your beliefs             Dr. Jeff Barnes of Real Life        are homeless or involved with              the breakfast, seemingly eager to        said.
through actions and daily works.       Church led attendees in three         adoption agencies.
                                                                                                                        exchange views and insight.                “Prayer? It definitely doesn’t
   “It’s hard to say it’s great when   sections of prayer — prayers for        “You all are very special and
it’s tough, but if you can say it      national leaders, prayers for         obviously by being here, it                  “I feel very blessed to be in          hurt,” Clermont councilman and
then, you are trusting God by          local government, officials and       shows that this really means               this country with the freedom to         Kiwanis Club member Keith
believing that the sunshine will       community leaders, and prayers        something to you,” Kiwanis                 worship in a community that              Mullins said.

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                                     Labor Service
                                   • Tree Trimming              an empty saddle — denoting a fallen            or black (uniform) and it just instantly      sentenced to death.
                                                                officer.                                       brings my brother to mind,” Koester             Vic Koester reminded officers, family
                                      & Removal                   One highlight of the event had lead-         said.                                         members of slain law enforcement
                                    • Light Bobcat              ers from respective law enforcement              Deputies, including Koester, were           officers, and audience members they
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                               • Licensed Citrus Dealer         er for the event, said he is reminded          with a shotgun, rushed out and fired at       but added he no longer feels the sad-
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                                                                times he shared with his brother, who
                                                                would have been 38 now.
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                                                                                                               ture, Wheeler was found guilty and
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