Naples Florida weekly

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

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In JeopardyDefensePubliche U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to a fair trial, and that means having an attorney. But there might not be enough money in state coffers to provide adequate representation for the poor. The courts take on thousands more cases every year, yet the state Legislature has responded with budget cuts, said Kathleen Smith, the public defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit. Further cuts will mean some alleged criminals might not be provided a public lawyer. It will come to a point where Ill have to ask the court to not be appointed some cases, Ms. Smith said. America was founded on that right: access to the courts and adequate representation. We feel that is being jeopardized by our eroding budgets and staff. Its really impeding us carrying out our mission.TBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ SEE DEFENSE, A8 A National event returns to townThe Naples National Art Festival will draw 300 artists/exhibitors and tens of thousands of visitors to downtown Naples this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-22. Its been 30 years since the Naples Art Association held the first festival, and those who have been involved for much of that time are impressed by how it has evolved. In 2008, Sunshine Artist magazine rated the Naples National as the fifth best art festival in the country. People didnt quite realize what a jewel they had, said Kathleen Dennison, who owns Dennison-Moran Gallery with her husband Robert and fellow artist Mary Moran. About 15 years ago, she and Ms. Moran wereBY ROBIN DEMATTIA _________________________Special to Florida Weekly The court system, in effect, is imploding under this weight of the bad economy, State Rep. Darryl RousonLawmakers cuts could mean some criminals get off scot-free r t d r>>Inside: A8Percentage of cases by county Kathleen Smith20th Judicial Circuit Public defender staffPublic defender cases200520062007200840,000 41,000 42,000 43,000 44,000 45,000 46,000 47,000 48,000 49,000 50,000 51,000 52,000 53,000 54,000 55,000 48,951 42,945 49,214 54,742200620072008125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 140 135 128SEE ART FESTIVAL, A10 ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B9, 10 & 11 REAL ESTATE B13 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 & 7 SOCIETY C23, 24 & 25 DINING CAPSULES C26 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 20 FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 19-25, 2009Picture-perfectTips for photographing the next spectacular sunset. A21 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: FEBRUARY 19, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERNo Doubt about it Gulfshore Playhouse production will make you think. C1 Naples Art Association celebrates festivals 30th year downtown If you go>>What: The 30th annual Naples National Art Festival presented by the Naples Art Association >>Where: Throughout Cambier Park and along 8th Street South, Naples >>When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 21-22 >>Cost: Suggested donation $4 to bene t the NAA programs at The von Liebig Art Center >>Info: 262-6517 or www.naplesart.orgReading is funAnd so are Ferraris on Fifth and more cool events around town. C23, 24 & 25 Education benefitsFlorida Gulf Coast University study shows schools economic impact on SWF. B1