The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 11 No. 52 - October 12, 2011


Euphemia Haye comeback falls short

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story

Mike Brusso, of Don Meilner & Son Construction,
plays the ball up-field.

The Sun sports game of the week was an adult co-ed soccer matchup between Don Meilner & Son Construction and Euphemia Haye.

Dominant first half play by Don Meilner & Son Construction gave it a four to nothing score at halftime. The scoring started when Lindsey Weaver scored on a long shot just five minutes into the game, 1-0. Just two minutes later, Weaver crossed the ball to the left side, and Zach Gilliland shot into the corner for the goal, 2-0. Not soon after, Gilliland picked up a loose ball at the top of the box and one timed it into the lower corner, 3-0. Just before the half, Gilliland sent a heal pass to Kim Terhern who ripped a shot of the right post and in for the 4-0 score at half.

Approximately 10 minutes into the second half, David Greene scored with a close range shot in the box, 5-0. Sughi Lahrer then started the spirited comeback when he scored Euphemia Haye's first goal on a long shot to the left corner, 5-1. A few minutes later, Lahrer sent a corner kick onto the waiting foot of Paul Hayward, who banged it home for the goal, 5-2. Hayward then picked up his second goal on a nicely placed shot from the left side into the lower right goal, 5-3. With three minutes left in the game, Tim Tedesco got his team within striking distance when he dribbled down the right side and scored into the lower left goal, making it 5-4. The momentum had switched to the Euphemia Haye team, but time was not on its side and the Don Meilner & Son Construction defense, led by the goaltending of Troy Shonk, held strong. Kim Terhern sealed the win with her second goal as time expired. The final score was 6-4, and the Don Meilner & Son Construction claimed victory.

Adult co-ed soccer results

West Coast Air Conditioning - 1
Florida Discount Signs - 3
Chad Mandingo scored two goals, and Matt Kretzmann added one for the Florida Discount Signs win. Ryan Moss scored the lone goal for the West Coast Air Conditioning team.

Island Pest Control – 8
Wash Family Construction - 1
Scott Eason led all scoring with four goals. Enrico Bissert added two goals, and Pedro Gonzalez and Oliver Petereit each scored one goal in the Island Pest Control win. Brent Laudicina scored the lone goal for Wash Family Construction.

Ross Built Construction - 2
Jessie's Island Store - 3
Aaron Duduks, Anthony Rasulo, and Sean Sanders each scored a goal for the Jessie's Island Store win. Eric Howe scored both goals for the Ross Built Construction team.

Adult co-ed soccer schedule

Oct. 13, Thursday, 6 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. Florida Discount Signs
Oct. 13, Thursday, 7 p.m., Jessie's Island Store vs. West Coast Air Conditioning
Oct. 13, Thursday, 8 p.m., Don Meilner & Son Construction vs. Wash Family Construction
Oct. 13, Thursday, 9 p.m., Ross Built Construction vs. Sato Real Estate

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

Island Real Estate - 7
The Movable Feast – 7
Tyler Brewer scored six goals, and Katherine Burgess added one goal for Island Real Estate. Gerardo Serrano scored four goals, Jaclyn Schlossberg scored two and Giancarlo Didilla added one goal for the Movable Feast.

The Movable Feast - 3
Island Pest Control – 1
Gerardo Serrano scored two goals, and Jaclyn Schlossberg added one goal for Movable Feast. Julius Petereit scored the only goal for Island Pest Control.

Island Real Estate – 3
West Coast Surf Shop – 3
Tyler Brewer scored three goals for Island Real Estate. David Daigle scored three goals for West Coast Surf Shop.

Gettel Toyota – 5
Island Pest Control – 1
Jack Groves and Daniel Sentman each scored two goals, and Daniel Fritz added one goal for Gettel Toyota. Sean Rodriquez scored the lone goal for Island Pest Control.

Division II (10-11-year-old)

Eat Here – 1
Jen Crady Massage – 6
Aidan Grumley scored three goals, Olivia Glavan, Hannah McCracken, and Trent Shackleford each added one goal for Jen Grady Massage. Joey Theil scored the only goal for Eat Here

Jen Crady Massage - 2
LaPensee Plumbing – 4
Sullivan Ferreira scored three goals, and Jean-Paul Russo added one goal for LaPensee Plumbing. Aiden Grumley and Trent Shackleford each scored one goal for Jen Crady Massage.


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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