The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 12 No. 1 - October 19, 2011


Bowes Imaging lights up third quarter

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Nicholas Yatros, of Island Dental Spa, and Cohen Moore,
of Bowes Imaging Center, race to the ball in 4-5-year-old action.

The Sun sports game of the week was an adult co-ed basketball game between Agnelli Pools & Spa and Bowes Imaging. This was a matchup to see who would move into the second place spot in the six-team league.

The first half of play seemed to be pretty equal. It was apparent from the start that Nate Coleman for Agnelli Pools had the hot hand and scored four points in the quarter, while Mark Templeton for Bowes Imaging was a force in the paint and also scored four. In the second quarter, Michael Kasten and Steven Aryes picked up the outside game for Bowes Imaging. Kasten led the way and scored six points and Aryes added four. Coleman added five more points to his total in the second, one of which was a big three-pointer for Agnelli Pools towards the end of the half, and Aaron Duduks added four points. Halftime score 21-18 Bowes Imaging.

In the third quarter, Bowes Imaging lit up the scoreboard and scored 22 points. Tyler Bekkerus led the way and scored 10 of his 17 points in the third. Kasten added another eight to his game high total of 19. Nick Schweitzer and Templeton added the other two each for Bowes. Frank Agnelli scored five points in the third for his team, and Coleman added four, but they could only answer with 13 points as a team for the quarter.

To try and slow the game down, Agnelli Pools turned to fouling and putting the Bowes players to the foul line. A good strategy, but the Bowes Imaging team shot an amazing 16 for 20 at the free-throw line, and Bekkerus was a perfect seven-for-seven in the second half. Aaron Duduks tried to rally his team back scoring 11 of his team high 17, and Will Langston scored five of his nine in the fourth, but in the end Bowes Imaging won 58 to 47.

Adult co-ed soccer results

Florida Discount Signs – 3
Island Pest Control – 3
Matt Kretzmann scored two goals and Cody Sullivan added one for Florida Discount Signs. Enrico Bissert, Scott Eason and Tony Fradukis each scored one goal for the Island Pest Control team.

Jessie's Island Store – 4
West Coast Air Conditioning – 1
Aaron Duduks scored a three goal hat-trick, and Robert McClaughlin added one goal in the Jessie's Island Store win. Mark Pennell scored the lone goal for West Coast Air.

Don Meilner & Son Construction – 5
Wash Family Construction – 2
Jeff Christianson scored two goals, and Zach Gilliland, Kim Terhern and Lindsey Weaver each scored one goal for Don Meilner & Son team. Tyler Krauss and PJ Smargisso each scored one goal for Wash Family.

Ross Built Construction – 3
Sato Real Estate – 2
Guy Virgilio scored a three goal hat-trick for the Ross Built Construction win. Rich Bell and Matt Plummer each scored a goal for Sato Real Estate.

Adult co-ed soccer schedule

Oct. 20, Thursday, 6 p.m.
Wash Family Construction vs. Florida Discount Signs
Oct. 20, Thursday, 7: p.m.
Don Meilner & Son Construction vs. Sato Real Estate
Oct. 20, Thursday, 8 p.m.
Jessie's Island Store vs. Euphemia Haye
Oct. 20, Thursday, 9 p.m.
Ross Built Construction vs. West Coast Air Conditioning

Youth soccer results
Division III (8-9-year-old)

Island Pest Control – 5
Island Real Estate – 2
Sean Rodriquez scored four goals, and Morgan Horesh scored one for Island Pest Control. Tyler Brewer scored two goals for Island Real Estate.

West Coast Surf Shop – 6
The Movable Feast – 5
Luke Marvin scored five goals and David Daigle added one for West Coast Surf Shop. Gerardo Serrano scored all five goals for Movable Feast.

Division II (10-11-year-old)

Eat Here – 1
Jen Crady Massage – 1
Joey Theil scored for Eat Here, and Olivia Glavan scored for Jen Crady Massage in the tie game.

LaPensee Plumbing – 6
Eat Here – 1
Sullivan Ferreira scored two goals, and Adra Dupris, Corbin Gregg and Joe Rogers each added one goal for LaPensee Plumbing. Brenden Murphy scored the lone goal for Eat Here.

Division I (12-14-year -old)

Wash Family Construction – 4
Mr. Bones BBQ – 3
Nico Calleja and Tyler Yavalar each scored two goals for Wash Family Construction. Ben Connors scored two goals, and Dylan Joseph scored one goal for Mr. Bones BBQ.

Autoway Ford – 2
Spinnakers Vacation Cottages – 2
Michael Latimer scored both goals for Autoway Ford. Henrick Hellem-Brusso and Jacob Talucci each scored one goal for Spinnakers Vacation Cottages.

Premier League (15-17-year-old)

Ace Hardware – 8
Beach Bistro – 9
Helio Gomez scored five goals, Austin Wash added three and Kyle Parsons added one goal for the Beach Bistro win. Chandler Hardy scored five goals; Julius Gomes added two and Gabe Salter scored one goal for Ace Hardware.

Youth soccer schedule Instructional League (4-5-year old)

Oct. 25, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Bowes Imaging vs. Island Dental Spa
Oct. 25, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
The White Egret vs. Gulf Bay Realty
Instructional League (6-7-year-old):
Oct. 19, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
Beach Bums vs. Coastal Orthopedics
Oct. 19, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. Tyler's Ice Cream
Oct. 21, Friday, 6 p.m.
Air & Energy vs. Beach Bums
Oct. 21, Friday, 7 p.m.
Coastal Orthopedics vs. Tyler's Ice Cream

Division III (8-9-year-old)

Oct. 19, Wednesday, 6 p.m.
West Coast Surf Shop vs. Island Pest Control

Division II (10-11-year-old)

Oct. 19, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Eat Here vs. LaPensee Plumbing

Division I (12-14-year-old)

Oct. 21, Friday, 6 p.m.
Autoway Ford vs. Mr. Bones BBQ.
Oct. 21, Friday, 7 p.m.
Spinnakers Vacation Cottages vs. Wash Family Construction

Premier League (15-17-year-old)

Oct. 25, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Beach Bistro vs. Ace Hardware

Adult basketball results

Beach to Bay Construction – 56
Island Sun – 43
Nick Diaz scored 32 points, Tommy Tyrell had eight, Chuck Bucky and George Imes had six points and Scott Eason had four points for the Beach to Bay Construction win. Billy Malfese scored 16 points, Larry Berkery had 12, Jarell Quesenberry had eight, Scott Dell had 5 and Chris Smith had two for Island Sun.

Southern Greens – 39
Unique Mobile Detailing – 54
Brent Moss scored 25 points, Ryan Moss added eight, Jonathan Moss and Josh Sato had seven, Justin Jones had six and Jason Sato had two points for the Unique Mobile Detailing win. Robby Bennett scored 25 points, Kevin Austin had 10 and Wayne Grant had four points for Southern Greens.

Adult basketball schedule

Oct. 18, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Beach to Bay Construction vs. Unique Mobile Detailing
Oct. 18, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Bowes Imaging vs. Island Sun Newspaper
Oct. 18, Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.
Agnelli Pools & Spa vs. Southern Greens


The real cost of disease

I felt that this story is so important, I thought I'd "retweet" it from USA Today and others. It illustrates why I am spending the rest of my life trying to reduce this problem with relatively easy (compared to heart surgery, stomach stapling, losing limbs to diabetes) solutions such as simple diet and lifestyle changes.

Unless current health trends are reversed, five common, non-infectious diseases – cancer, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and mental health problems -– will cost the world $47 trillion in treatment costs and lost wages.

That's the conclusion of a new report, The Global Economic Burden of Non-communicable Diseases, released by the World Economic Forum before the start of a United Nations summit on non-communicable disease.

"Until now, we've been unable to put a figure on what the World Health Organization (WHO) calls the 'world's biggest killers.' This study shows that families, countries and economies are losing people in their most productive years. The numbers indicate that non-communicable diseases have the potential to not only bankrupt health systems, but to also put a brake on the global economy. Tackling this issue calls for joint action by the public and private sectors," Olivier Raynaud, senior director of health at the World Economic Forum, said.

The World Health Organization offered several steps that could help avert the impact of these chronic, non-communicable diseases. They include alcohol and tobacco taxes, smoke-free environments, and public-service campaigns to get people to cut down on their consumption of salt and trans fats. The organization said countries that have implemented such programs have already seen a "marked reduction" in the incidence of disease.

These non-communicable diseases are now the leading cause of death worldwide by a wide margin. That's why health experts and leaders from 193 nations are meeting at the United Nations in New York City to discuss strategies to lower the death toll.

"This will be the first time that the U.N. has actually focused on the major killer of most people," said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society.

"Cancer, for example, kills more people in the world than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined."

A report issued last week by the World Health Organization says non-infectious diseases are responsible for roughly 36 million fatalities worldwide every year. The loss in terms of life-years and productivity is staggering, since about nine million of these deaths occur under the age of 60.

According to Dr. Gordon Tomaselli, president of the American Heart Association, "If current trends continue, well before the middle of this century non-communicable diseases will be responsible for more than three-quarters of the deaths around the world."

Heart disease currently accounts for the lion's share of these deaths, with WHO saying that 48 percent of non-communicable disease fatalities are attributable to cardiac illness. A little more than one in five non-communicable disease deaths are due to cancer, while respiratory illness is linked to slightly more than one in 10 fatalities. These are followed by diabetes, which claims the lives of 3 percent of non-communicable disease patients.

The WHO report found that non-communicable diseases account for 87 percent of all deaths in the United States. Not coincidentally, the United States is increasingly weighted down by an obesity epidemic, a largely inactive population (with a 43 percent sedentary rate), a 16 percent smoking rate, and markedly rising blood pressure and glucose levels.

This is only the second time the U.N. has taken up a health issue – the first, in 2001, created the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Before this report, I had spoken and continue to speak all over the country on radio programs and at various events. I talk not only about how much money you save at the grocery store, but how much you save by avoiding preventable diseases and the doctors, drugs, surgeries and hospitals these diseases require.

Every talk ends with, "Preventable diseases are not sustainable, no matter who pays for it." My audiences at least, seem hungry to dodge bullets of the predicted global bankruptcy from collapsing health. You know how to reach me.

You can follow Island resident Ellen Jaffe Jones on her Facebook page and keep up with her just released book:,"Eat Vegan on $4 a Day," or her website: She is also a nationally certified personal trainer and running coach. For training in a gym or private hire, contact Ellen at or 941-704-1025.

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