Naples Florida weekly

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Naples Florida weekly : your news and entertainment source
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V. 1 no. 1 (October 2, 2008) -

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COLUMN A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES' HISTORY A10 HEALTHY LIVING A18 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B6 & 7 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C16, 19 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 2 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 9-15, 2008Learning the ropesWhen business times are tough, a team adventure can help re-energize colleagues. B1 The kangaroo clubCatching up with relief zookeeper Breanne Bain in the trenches at the Naples Zoo. A6 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: OCTOBER 9, 2008 POSTAL CUSTOMERNaples Harbor Yacht ClubCelebrating the RedSnook tourney and other events.16, 19 & 21 Stamps are a form of history, and as such have generated millions of hobbyists worldwide who collect them for their tiny windows on the world of dinosaurs, movie stars, TV shows, wars, space exploration, ducks and hundreds of other things. Some of the most rare or soughtafter stamps are worth big money to collectors. But philately, the practice of collecting and studying stamps, is a dwindling hobby. And even serious philatelists say making a living at buying and selling stamps takes an unusual level of expertise and dedication. That might be why New England Stamps is the only full-time stamp business in Southwest Florida. Inside the office at 4987 Tamiami Trail East in Naples, millions of postage marks from all over the world are archived in a collectors paradise, each waiting for the right person to seek it out. New England Stamps was started in Boston in 1893. The current owner, Robert Hausin, 65, bought the collection from the estate of the original owner, who died in 1986 after moving his stamp store to Naples in the 1960s. Mr. Hausin said he ended up with all the stamps because he was the only one who wanted to continue the business. Everybody wanted to buy the inventory, but nobody wanted to keep the store open, he said. Its about the oldest stamp company in the U.S. Id hate to see it close. His son, Gary Hausin, 38, is also an owner and works at the store full time.Postage gets its due at New England Stamps SEE STAMPS, A15 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.comSo you think your government officials are getting rich. You think theyre hauling in the big bucks and working bankers hours. You think, perhaps, that every time you see litter in the park, or no cop to catch a speeder, or the county manager shaking hands and grinning at a public function, or a building going up where you dont want it (or a building not going up where you do want it), somebodys not manning the helm of the ship of government. Well, maybe. But not likely, say the The lowdown on what you are paying your public officialsWHOSMAKINGWHATtop officials in county and city government here. The demands of their jobs almost universally require long hours (50 or 60 is ordinary and sometimes on the low side), tightened budgets, a reduced staff and the competing needs now of almost 350,000 residents, according to county estimates. True, they get paid for it, and paid well by many standards. Most of them make more than twice the personal per-capita income of people working in Collier County. That figure was cited at $49,492 in 2005, according to U.S. Census statistics, which ranked Collier at 37 among the top 50 counties in the United States (almost 4,000 counties exist from sea to shining sea). A North Carolina study in 2007 showed a median family income in Collier County of almost $70,000, with $100,000 $50,000 $150,000 $200,000 $250,000 $300,000 $350,000 $400,000 $450,000 $500,000 $0 Dick Cheney$208,100U.S. VICE PRESIDENT George Bush$400,000U.S. PRESIDENT Wilson Bradshaw $325,000 FGCU PRESIDENT Dennis Thompson$240,000 SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS Jim Mudd$182,032 COLLIER COUNTY MANAGER William Bill Moss$177,000 NAPLES CITY MANAGER Kevin Rambosk$140,736 COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF Dwight Brock$132,141 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT Donna Fiala$75,756 COUNTY COMMISSIONER Bill Barnett $30,000 NAPLES MAYOR *annual incomesSEE MAKING, A8 A8List of what you're paying public officials.>>inside: BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly.comEVAN WILLIAMS/FLORIDA WEEKLY Gary Hausin and his father, Robert Hausin, owners of New England Stamps in Naples. The business was started in 1893. Setting the stageGoing behind the scenes with set design for 'The Goodbye Girl.' C1