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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 15 MINUTES A6 NAPLES HISTORY A10 BUSINESS B1 NETWORKING B7 & 8 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6 MOVIE REVIEW C13 SOCIETY C24 & 25 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. I, No. 41 FREE WEEK OF JULY 16-22, 2009 DATED MATERIAL PLEASE RUSH POSTMASTER REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JULY 16, 2009 POSTAL CUSTOMERHats offJames Lilliefors scores a playful, perceptive home run with Ball Cap Nation. C12 Golden opportunityTrio of retrievers need new homes after tragedy. A9 No fearFind out how Peter Pan flies at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. C1 Resourceful retailersIt takes more than price cuts to attract recession shoppers. B1 VANDY MAJOR/ FLORIDA WEEKLYMissy Saracino of Naples has been a ballroom dance student for two years. She is dancing with Jeffrey Hajko of Fred Astaire Dance Studio.BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ TS A THING CHILDREN DO EFFORTLESSLY AND ARTLESSLY but then, they can love effortlessly, too. They dance. But they dance without the grammar, completely lacking the discipline and form that adults can employ to find the ageless joy of shared movement. Along with movement comes something else, too: a graceful etiquette of opportunity that encourages both touching and communing between the sexes. Along the Gulf coast, in ballrooms and dance studios seemingly sprung from a vibrant bouquet of European and Latin cultures, formal dance is once ISEE STEPPIN, A8 STEPP N OUT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT T R R T RT R T R RT RT T T RT T T T R T T R R R T T T T T T LE LE LE L LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE LE L LE LE LE LE LE LE L LE L L LE L E L LE E LE SS S SS S SS SS S S S SS SS S S S SS SS SS S S SS SS SS S SS SS S SS SS SS SS S S S S S S SS S S S S S S LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY LY L LY LY LY LY Y LY LY L LY Y LY L L L LY Y Y LY LY L L LY Y L L L L L L Y L L Y Y L Y Y L o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o. o o. o. o. o o o. o o o o o o. o. o o o o o o ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce e e ce e ce e e ce e e c c e e s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu u tu tu tu tu tu tu tu tu u u tu t t t tu tu tu tu t tu u u tu u u t t u u u et e et et et t et et t t et et t t et et et et t t t t e t t t t et et t t t t t i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s on on on on on on on on o on on on on on on on on on on on on n n n n on o on o n n n on n on o o n n n n n n o on n n n n n n on n o ce ce ce ce c ce ce ce c ce ce ce ce ce ce ce e e e e e ce c ce ce c ce ce e e e e ce ce e e e e c ce e c e e e ce e ce e e ce c e ce e c A spin around the dance oor opens all sorts of opportunities Save the date for Dancing with the Stars. A8 >>inside:Florida Weekly writers, designers win top honorsFlorida Weekly took home 11 awards Saturday at the Florida Press Associations 2008 Better Weekly Newspaper Awards ceremony in Palm Beach. Judges singled out Florida Weekly for overall graphic design (first place), general excellence (second place) and front-page makeup (second place). Our design staff works hard to create the best weekly news product in Florida, said Creative Director Jim Dickerson. These awards are testament to their professionalism. Writers Evan Williams and Artis Henderson won first-place awards for businessNewspaper earns 11 awards from Florida Press Association >> For a list of Florida Weeklys 2008 Florida Press Association awards, go to page B3. list of awards FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORTnews@ SEE AWARDS, A8 Earth Day And other eve society. Vol. II, No. 4 FREE Solid gold Bradleys Fine Jewel precious metal to lifeWEEK OF APRIL 23-29, 2008TwaThe Do brings country BY ROGER Medical technology and procedures are advancing so fast that its difficult for consumers to keep up. This is part five of Florida Weeklys eight-part series examining whats new in medicine in Southwest Florida. NEXT WEEK: Pain management. What you don't know about heart disease can kill youSouthwest Floridians, like other Americans, live in a world filled with pink ribbons, innocent-looking icons of awareness that many women also see as harbingers of a dreaded breast cancer diagnosis. Many a survey places breast cancer as the top female health concern. By the same token, Gulf Coast men (and those who care about them) worry about high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and the specter of a fatal heart attack. This year, however, BY LIBBY MCMILLANSpecial to Florida Weekly YEARS YOUNG THE SHORT COLORFUL HISTORY OF LEE COUNTY $$PPHOTOS COURTESY OF THE FLORIDA HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND THE FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION BY BY Y Florida Weekly highlights more Lee history in weeks to come.Historical:Inset: Lee County was named for Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee. Photos left to right: Thomas A. Edison, John Burroughs and Henry Ford lived on McGregor Boulevard, First Street as it looked 50 years ago and a Seminole indian in Lee County waters.EHere as much as anywhere, perhaps, the past is never dead. Its not even past, as William Faulkner wrote in his novel, Requiem for a Nun. But its hard to see that truth in the motion and expansion of a place where cows outnumbered people probably until the 1980s unless you look just under the surface. Beginning today, Florida Weekly celebrates what we were and are as a contemporary county sliced a mere 85 years ago from the original Lee, which stretched at one time as far east as Lake Okeechobee, and as far south as Marco Island and Everglades City. When that original county was formed from Monroe County in 1885, about 300 people lived in or near Fort Myers. But in 1923, when separate count ies were cast of Hendry and Collier and a new, trimmed-down Lee County was shaped out of 804 square miles of land, and about 408 square miles of water, everything changed. When I came here that year from Massachusetts, says Barbara B. Mann, speaking from her home on W. Riverside Drive last week, I was 10 years old. aught in the blink of a proverbial eye, contained in the breath of a single long life, preserved in the still-warm amber of the 20th century, with a few runt years of the 21st century thrown in to boot, lies the modern history of Lee County.CSEE LEE COUNTY, A8 COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Elizabeth Cosmai-Cintron from Florida Heart AssociatesexaiSEE HISTORICAL TIMELINE, A11 Meet the in town {B1}POWER WOMEN RitSpring FAnd other e society. C19 Vol. II, No. 13 FREE A long jouA Sanibel logge a detour throug landing the GulfWEEK OF JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2008ActioSit in on Florida R writer N Hospital system adding new facilities at breakneck pace Cancer campus set to open this fallLee Memorial Health System, already one of the 10 largest hospital systems in the U.S., is getting even bigger, spending nearly $300 million on three major developments set to open in Lee County soon. The four-story Lee Regional Cancer CenteCl September, with an 80,000-square-foot Outpatient Center opening just down the street six months later. Soon after, additions to Gulf Coast Medical Center on Daniels Parkway and Metro Parkway, will almost quadruple the size of the existing hospital, adding more than 10-acres of patient facilities. When completed,theLeesystemill BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________Florida Weekly Correspondent Divorce can leave scars that last a lifetime, especially on children. Yet, the nasty court battles over money or custody dont need to be so bloody. Thats the message Lee Circuit Judge Hugh Starnes and Fort Myers family attorldShellyFinman are sendh process Finman termed The Cooperative Skills Model. His new Web site, respectfuldivorces. com, promotes a lessb ruising legal method of ending marriage. It includes getting lawyers from both sides to work together and avoid court, unlike the standard adversarial method which pits two sides against each other. The Cooperative method requires all sides to meet regularly with lawyers, financial planners, psychiatrists or whatever other experts are needed, to resolve differences. And i f the two sides cant agree outside of court, a judge steps in to mediate the proceedings in court, but the group still works as one team. The method aims for sensitivity, to both the swirl of emotions and practical, financial concerns that can make splitting up overwhelming. SummerAnd other society. C2 Vol. II, No. 17 FREE OnlLoca in a bWEEK OF JULY 23-29, 2008Multi-talentMeet Patricia Idl resident who's a TV and in the th SEE HOMELESS, A8 Can you adopt today? Pets that need saving.>>Inside: A9Civility, anyone? Lee courts hope couples consider itSEE DIVORCE, A17 economic strain creating more homelesspetsFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT _________________________news@ oridaweekly.comoving. Cant afford. The landlord says the pet has to go. These are the chief reasons people are giving when they surrender their pets to local animal shelters. In a gush of tears, one family, forced to live in its car due to the economic hard times, brought their beloved four-legged friend to the Gulf Coast Humane Society so that it could get the care it needed. Gulf Coast Humane Society Executive Director Don Cohen sighs when he recalls that recent episode at his downtown Fort Myers facility. They did the responsible thing, he said. But doing the responsible thing as far as family pets go during a rough economy doesnt seem to come easily. Area animal shelters are swelling with unwanted and abandoned pets. At Gulf Coast Humane Society, Cohen said he used to get about three surrendered pets a week. Now he sees about that many a day. On one recent day Cohen recalls owners giving up eight pets. The shelter takes in about 1,000 animals a year. So far this year, Cohen estimates that between 30 to 50 percent more animals are on the books." MFLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOBianca, a young Chihuahua is one of the lucky dogs. She was adopted last Saturday. BY EVAN WILLIAMS ____________________ewilliams@ oridaweekly. comCooperative divorce settlements catching onStarnes Finman ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 NETWORKING B10-11 ARTS C1 C6&7 CUISINE HOMESCAPES REALESTATE PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE POSTAL CUSTOMER Vol. II, No. 30 FREE WEEK OF OCTOBER 22-28, 2008 'BorThe ti opens Oct. 2AR tOcAnd soc Getting in tune with Edison State's new music directorThomas Smith arrived at Edison State College in Fort Myers in late August, to become only the second music director in the schools history. He moved into the office that Dennis Hill had occupied as music director for more than 30 years. Looking in on the music room in the Humanities Building, the office is now filled with the new directors books, pictures and assorted trumpets. Dr. Smith, 55, earned a doctorate in music arts from the University of Texas in Austin, where he studied under trumpeter Raymond Crisara, one of the great playerperformer-teachers of all time, he says. As with most great teachers, he taught by example. Dr. Smith hopes to attract students toBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ MILLIONMARKTHELee and Collier county population is about to reach...(projected)1940s 1,000,000 1,150,000 550,000 700,000 850,000 400,000 250,000 100,000 0 1980Lee County populationCollier County population1990200020072010 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ TodayWeve done it now. Weve crossed the line, and theres no going back. Forevermore, Southwest Floridas Gulf coast from Naples to Fort Myers can be defined as a center of heavy population or we can call it a sprawl, a wedge, a mass, a fat dollop, or a swollen growth. Sometime this autumn, the population of Collier and Lee counties together will likely hit the unofficial standard of an urban core: 1 million permanent residents. That prediction is based on numbers released last week by the University of Florida that show a total two-county population of about 951,000 18 months ago, on April 1, 2007, and a projected population of about 1.17 million 14 months from now, in 2010 (projected figures vary). Dont worry about putting the big 1 million in lights; it already is. The refracted nightlight visible from space illuminates the sky for about 50 solid miles along the coast, from Marco Island in the south to Cape Coral in the north. Five short decades ago, in 1958, roughly 60,000 people lived in the two counties, which together amass 2,830 square miles of land. Almost 55,000 of those people lived in Lee, much the smaller county, with 804 square miles of land. More than 5,000 people lived in Collier, most of them Naples residents but Collier includes a whopping 2,025 square miles of land. Nowadays, 80 percent of that, about 1,620 square miles, is owned either by theSEE MILLION, A8 SEE MUSIC, A13 SATELLITE IMAGE FROM NASA, HISTORICAL PHOTO FROM THE FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES AND MODERN PHOTO A FLORIDA WEEKLY IMAGE LEE COLLIER EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThomas Smith is only the second music director in Edison State College's history. For me, dancing is a different way of expression. You can write a poem, you can tell a story or you can do the same thing with dance. Jeffrey Hajko, Fred Astaire Dance Studio