Naples Florida weekly

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V. 1 no. 1 (October 2, 2008) -

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'twas 'Another Night'Gulfshore Playhouse stages a new twist on a Christmas classic. C1 COLUMN A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES' HISTORY A10 HEALTHY LIVING A18 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B8 & 9 REAL ESTATE B11 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C19, 20 & 21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 11 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-17, 2008The good professorLisa Rice-McGarity of Edison State College sees the Light(house). A6 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: DECEMBER 11, 2008 POSTAL CUSTOMERSecond time around Consignment and pawn shops enjoy a boom when the economy goes bust. B1 An Eden Florida affairAnd other festivities around town. C19 & 21 Once again, it seems, its that doggone cat. The big one, Puma concolor coryi, the Florida panther. Already, its brought Collier government to a near standstill from time to time; created an apparent mockery of the once universal truth that when you own land, its yours to do with as you wish; and inspired huge bureaucracies of environmental red tape to swing into action. The majority of big cats that remain on the planet probably between 80 and 120 happen to live in or near Collier County. And unfortunately for Collier Enterprises, the countryside the Florida panther likes most is theirs. The company aims to build Big Cypress Town with a first phase of about 9,000 homes on 2,800 acres, from south of Oil Well road to south of Randall Boulevard in eastern Collier County, its managers say. If they can get the permits. Once again, man and cat are about to go head-to-head, toe-totoe, panther-toshopping plaza, in a direct confrontation. Heres how the opponents stack up. SEE RUMBLE, A8 BY ROGER WILLIAMS ______________________ rwilliams@ oridaweekly.comA SHOWDOWN IS BREWING OVER BIG CYPRESS TOWN THAT PITS DEVELOPMENT AGAINST NATURE ... AGAIN Like the five counties it serves, Edison State College is evolving. The college now offers four-year bachelors degree programs at its Lee County campus, with similar programs planned for Collier and Charlotte counties. Edison College also changed its name to Edison State College to reflect the expanded curriculum as part of the state university system. Edison District President Kenneth P. Walker says this development will greatly benefit Edison students and the community. When college officials first considered offering four-year baccalaureate degrees, they polled students on the proposed changed. Students overwhelmingly supported the move, with 89 percent of those surveyed saying they would remain at Edison to complete a bachelors degree if given the opportunity. BY ARTIS HENDERSONnews@ Edison State College curriculum evolves to meet changing demands RUMBLEin the in the FLORIDA WEEKLYMoving Big Cypress Town's first phase of development outside of a higher panther traffic zone should be more conducive to preserving our wildlife, according to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.In one corner of the ring of progress, the big cat represents what remains of wildness and wilderness. Telemetry tracking has identified more than 60 marks across the proposed development land alone places where panthers have been and verified five panther ranges or home territories, where the creatures live and hunt. And in the other corner, Collier Enterprises represents big development, but with a gentle touch that old Barron G. Collier himself, who first bought land in theTOWN OF BIG CYPRESS Immokalee Rd.Everglades Blvd.Oil Well Rd. Golden Gate Blvd. Vanderbilt Beach(proposed extension) CYPRESS PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT D D D D D D CONSERVANCY'S REQUESTED CHANGE E E E E E E E E E PANTHER HABITAT "If man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat." Mark TwainSEE EDISON, A14