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    Section A: Main: Obituaries
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    Section B: Our Town
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    Section B: Coffee Break
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    Section B: Venice Venue
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    Section B: Milestones
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    Section B: Pets
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Anderson running for Detert's seat


The retired county commissioner aims to put
local knowledge to work in Tallahassee.


BY JJ. ANDREWS
ASSISTANT EDITOR


So many people regret
deciding to retire,
Former Sarasota County
commissioner Bob Anderson
is no different, calling his
retirement decision in 2000
the "biggest mistake of my
Life."
Now 68 years old, Ander-
son is ready to toss his hat
back into the political ring-
and make a run for the State


year to represent Venice,
Nokomis, Englewood, North
Port and'parts of Sarasota.
This spot is being vacated by
Rep. Nancy Detert.
Public service is what's
been missing the most in his
life the past five years, said
Anderson, who is single and
has three grown children.
"Within a year, I, knew it
was a mistake. I think I saw
every movie there is," Ander-
son said.
The former 20-year county


House District 70 seat next commissioner believes th


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BY JJ. ANDREWS
ASSISTANT EDITOR


Land-use attorney Jeff
Boone told Venice City
Council on Tuesday a story
about how 15 years ago,
everyone loved the idea of
creating a Venetian Gateway
District leading into th p ity.
Back then, Boone was a
member of planning com-
mission, and claims he was
the only one pointing put the
"unintended consequences"
of creating such an architec-
tural design standard.
Today people are asking
why everything looks the
same along East Venice Ave-
nue.
City council has risked
doing the same thipg again by
passing the Height Overlay
District along the stretch of
West Venice Avenue leading
to the beach, according to
Boone.
"We all thought having
Venetian Gateway was a good
idea, and look now, 15 years
later and everything looks the
same," Boone told council.
"You have to be prepared for
your legacy to be a solid block
of three-story buildings be-
cause of this."
Council disagreed, and-
nearly two dozen residents
applauded when the 35 feet
height limit passed by a 6-0
vote. Council member Fred
Hantmett was absent from
the meeting.


Relieving fears
Fears that flat-roofed, box-
ek shaped homes will pop up in
to the area along Venice Avenue
west of Armada Road to
Venice Beach were overcome


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by a more detailed explana-
tion showing that pitched
roofs would be allowed.
More than anything, resi-
dents wanted to make sure
large condominium projects
do not pop up in their back
yard. They .is pointed out
that Boone represents many
of the developers wanting to
build tall buildings on Venice
island.
Council members passed
two ordinances Tuesday that
change how height issues are.
handled. The other ordi-
nance, called conditional use,
gives final approval for height
exceptions in other parts of
the city to council members.
"(City staff) have con-
vinced me it'S easy to get three
stories in under 35 feet," said
council member John Sim-
monds, who was hesitant to
approve the height cap on its
first reading. "But when we
start moving down Venice
Avenue with this, then we
need to worry about these
issues."
No exceptions
Unlike other city land laws,
there is no variance proce-
dure in place to allow for
exceptions to height in this
district.
Planning and Zoning Di-
rector Tom Slaughter relieved
some of council members'
fears when he showed a
graphic detailing how height
is measured and discounted
the claim only flat roofs
would be allowed. He also
pointed out that steeples,
chimneys and elevator shafts
are not included in height -
Please see HEIGHT, 6A


Detert has done a good job
and said he is only running
because Detert has announc-
ed plans to campaign for the
13th Congressional District,
vacated by fellow Republican
Katherine Harris. Harris, a
two-term Republican repre-
sentative from Sarasota, has
announced she will run for
the U.S. Senate in 2006.
Detert was elected to the
House in 1998 and defeated
Libertarian Don Wallace by
more than 50 percentage
points in the 2004 election.
Anderson, a Republican,
was a member of the Sarasota'
County Commission from
1980 until 2000, and before


that served on the Venice City
Council. The Robert L. An-
derson Administration Cen-
ter in Venice,
s serving South
County resi-
dents, nwas
named for,

"I was .really
humbled by
that," Ander-
son said of
Anderson the dedica-
tion, done
during his final year in office.
"I 'never expected anything
like that."
Anderson has lived in Ven-
ice since 1954. He owned and


operated R.L. Anderson and
Co. until 1979.
He said he would set up a
campaign account in the next
month, but did not expect the
race to heat up until after the
next legislative session.
His agenda
If elected, Anderson plans
on defending a county's right
to levy impact fees on new
developments. Sen. Mike
Bennett of Bradenton and
Rep. Donna Clarke of Sara-
sota sponsored legislation
during the past session to
reduce the amount counties
Please see ANDERSON, 6A


S', SuN PHOTO BM JEREMY ROTTGEN
A city employee examines a city of Venice garbage truck that was wedged under the
Venice Avenue Bridge near the train depot Monday afternoon. City workers had to cut the
truck free.


Council OK with Venice hospital plans


The members align themselves with the private
hospital as Sarasota Memorial continues to
consider expansion within the city.


BY JJ.ANDREWS
ASSISTANT EDITOR

,Venice City Council was
treated to a rare glimpse into
the plans of private hospital
Venice Regional Medical
Center on Tuesday.
Once the top four hospital
executives finished talking,
not a single council member
asked even one question.
Following that, Mayor
Dean Calamaras threw his
support behind VRMC and
talked about how council
needs to help protect the
facility owned by Health
Management Associates Inc.
- from Sarasota Memorial
Hospital and its expansion
plans into North Venice for a
medical facility.


Calamaras went on about
how the city received more
than 40 letters from Venice
doctors opposing SMH com-
ing to the city. The mayor did-
n't mention all but one of
these were nearly identical
form letters circulated by
VRMC administrators with a
memo encouraging their
doctors and business part-
ners to write to council.
When asked about the let-
ters afterward, the mayor said
they're a "valid petition" from
concerned doctors.
"We don't want to see
(VRMC) adversely affected by
Sarasota Memorial," said
Calamaras, who is an unpaid
member of the VRMC Board
of Trustees. "The big boy on
the block is looking to move


"We don't want to see
(Venice Regional
Medical Center)
adversely affected by
Sarasota Memorial.
The big boy on the
block is looking to
move in and that's
problematic."
Mayor Dean
Calamaras

in and that's problematic. ...
It's some uneven competition
from a subsidized hospital."
Big plans
Venice's hospital is a pri-
vate facility for the first time
in its 50-year history, which
Please see HOSPITAL, 6A


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Thomas Whealey is pursuing a lawsuit and is
also asking to mediate the dispute over his
efforts to turn the Flying Bridge property into
condominiums.

BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN filed June 6 by Valencia
CORRESPONDENT Development Company. The
company is trying to compel
A writ of mediation citing the Sarasota board of county
the 20,03 Bert Harris Act was commissioners to reopen its


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petition to rezone the Flying
Bridge restaurant property in
Osprey for a $32 million con-
dominium community.'
Thomas Whealey, presi-
dent ofValencia, said that the
act, created by the, Florida
Legislature, permits "the
company to seek to reopen
the matter because we have
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The proposal had sought
to change the 2.38-acre prop-
erty from commercial marine
to. residential single-family
with a marine park, and call-
ed for 14 luxury townhouses
in three three-story buildings.
It was denied on a 2-2 tie vote
of the commissioners in April.
A later request to resubmit
the petition was also denied.


The Bert Harris Act is in-
tended to protect private
property interests against
"inordinately burdensome
government regulations." It
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a local government they feel
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Bud Hendrickson wades out well past the mangr
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with the sunrise to take advantage of low tide.

Some things in life are taken for granted: The
sun will rise and set, the cost of living will con-
tinue to go up, and no matter what the light or
.financial means, there will always be fisher-
men.


Catch of the day: Rotonda's Harvey
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during an afternoon of pier fishing at the
Beach Road bridge in Englewood.


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than in water-friendly Englewood, where
anglers can be found casting under bridges,
wading in mangroves or just day dreaming
on a park bench.


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WEDNESDAY. JUNE 15. 2005


Gravity of county


zoning errors sinking in


Aprevious county zoning administrator
a horized permits for duplexes on
ngi-conforming lots. The official's decision
b ame an internal policy that may have gone
uW detected for 30 years.
BY| KGURNEY neighborhood advocate
PE; -PRESS the revelation that for mn
years county building per
en Sarasota County offi- have been issued for dupl
ci$ unilaterally authorized on undersized lots in RM
ale of permits to develop- (residential multi-fan
er o they could build duplex- zones, which only allow u
n undersized lots that six dwelling units per acre
d to conform with the Who initially made thed
z( ng code, they created a sion to sell permits for du
le 'mess that could cost tax- construction on non-confc
p rs a lot of money. ing lots is still in question,
hegravity of an escalating how long the practice has t
di nmma that has only recent- going on, how many tim
Iv' cbme to light began to sink has happened, and how n
in on bewildered county com- promissory letters to deve
nTi-sioners who attempted to ers are still out there.
identity quick fix solutions ZoningAdministrator \
anrd were cautioned by Coun- Beth Humphreys, who
ty Atorney Steve DeMarsh to been a county employee
b6Ak off. 17 years, took over the p
ePveral suggested the tion only 18 months ago.
cot rin honor promissory let- recently went public by bl
te;, authored by zoning ing the whistle on an e
o'ICials that indicated devel- neous internal decision ha
ope'rs can build duplex struc- ed down by one of her pr
trues on non-conforming cessors.
lots; even though it has since "The interpretation was
been determined the projects consistent with the zoi
wtalld be a code violation, code or the county's corn
DNIflarsh waved a red flag. hensive plan. They both
MWe could support a deter- density," she told the conm
mination that the code has sion. "The density regulate
provided a density cap since have not changed since 1
1975," he said. "If this board This interpretation
decides to honor those letters, against the code and plan
we'll do our best to defend an error I cannot support.'
the county. But I believe a After looking at the p:
determination that the code lem from all angles-- boti
has limitations based on den- the mainland and bar
sity is more defensible." islands commissioner


Unknowns
At the crux of a problem
unearthed by Siesta Key


Thaxton suggested the cou
may have to provide comp
station to developers
made investments based


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erroneous letters from zoning
officials.
"It may not be 100 percent,
50 percent or even 20 per-
cent," he said, "but we may
need an appraiser to tell us
how much of these invest-
ments were lost because now
they can't build in areas like
Siesta Key."
Just the thought inspired
commissioner Shannon Staub
to respond, "Gee."
Mistake of law
While legal solutions are
explored, Humphreys sug-
gested the commission could
amend housing tables so they
more clearly delineate what
can be built in zoning dis-
tricts, and allow single-family
homes on some small Siesta
Key lots that aren't big enough
for duplexes.
But with respect to the
erroneous promissory letters
currently in the hands of
developers, DeMarsh said,
"They are a mistake. If not, the
(zoning) staff could legislate.
In my opinion, this was a
mistake of law. The law is the
law, and fact is fact."
Humphreys will attempt to
identify how many non-con-
forming RMF-1 lots are on
both the mainland and the
county's barrier islands, and
how many promissory letters
have been erroneously circu-
lated, when she reports back
to the commission on June
28.
Her report will be for in-
formation purposes. Because
DeMarsh and key members
of his staff will be out of the
office in early July, the com-
mission will not be able to
,explore legal solutions until
regularly scheduled meetings
on either July 26 or 27.


South Siesta Key channel



dredging project in works


Crews would clear a depth of 4 feet in the channel
just south of Turtle Beach Lagoon, and property
owners could pay to dredge more deeply.


BYJACKGURNEY
PELICAN PRESS


definitive numbers.
"No boat could be launch-


Preparations are under way
-for a Sarasota County dredg-
ing project to remove shallow
spots in the channel between
Turtle Beach Lagoon and the
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at
the south end of Siesta Key, a
popular outlet for recreational
boats and kayaks.
On May 25, the county
commission directed coastal
resources officials to provide
cost estimates for work that
could be financed with West
Coast Inland Navigation Dis-
trict grants, if private property
owners are not tapped for a
portion of the bill.
"District administrative
funds could be used to update
a state permit and survey,
calculate volumes, and draw
up bidding documents," said
Laird Wreford, the county's
coastal resources manager. 'A
district grant could pay for the
dredging, which could cost up
to $400,000."
An existing Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Pro-
tection permit would allow
dredging crews to remove
sand up to a depth of 4 feet.
If property owners along
the channel want additional
depth, they would have to
pay for an amended permit
and the extra work.
"Do we have any idea how
many folks are using the
channel, and what percentage
are using the boat ramps at
Turtle Beach Lagoon versus
the docks in front of private
properties?" commissioner
Jon Thaxton asked. Wreford
responded the county has no


ed at those
ramps that
draws more
than about .
three feet,"
commission- ,. _
er Nora Pat-
terson said.
"Maybe that
will give. the
property Patterson
owners a rea-


son to sign something if they
want greater depth. This
channel won't get dredged if
we don't take the initiative."
Ramped down
The commission has be-
come sensitive to the short-
age of North County public
boat ramps, especially since it
muffed a chance to buy side-
by-side marinas near the
mouth of Phillippi Creek and
recently lost them to a private
investor.
Sarasota attorney Stephen
Voight Jr., signed an $8.4 mil-
lion contract to buy Marina
at the Landings and Phillippi"
Shores Marina after county
property officials had sporad-
ically negotiated a purchase


price with the owners for
more than two years.
Turtle Beach Lagoon
could become a beehive of
activity if the county decides
to upgrade two public,
ramps, increase parking for
boat trailers and dredge the
channel. But such a decision
would require additional
parking near the public
beach area, which may not
be possible.
Parks Director John Mc-
Carthy recently told the com-
mission, 'A new finger pier
between the ramps could
speed up the process of get-
ting boats in and'out of the
water, but there is no way to,
significantly increase parking
capacity because'of the high
demand for beach parking."
Channel dredging would-
n't produce enough compati-
ble sand for a full-blown
beach restoration project at
the south end of Siesta Key,
but it could be available for
erosion hot spots either in
front of threatened beach-
front homes or along public
beach areas.
"We may be talking about
10,000 cubic yards of materi-
al, or less," Wreford said. "This
is something we wouldn't
know without taking a closer
look. The material could be
available in a year or two, and
help us to construct dune
systems."


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County attorney subject of bar complaint


The grievance is the latest salvo in a dispute
between residents of Warm Mineral Springs and
the operator of a residential community for the
disabled they say was improperly approved.


BY GEORGE MCGINN
STAFF WRITER

"We either have laws, or we
don't," Ray Stoner said.
On Monday, Stoner, for the
community and Friends of
Warm Mineral Springs filed a
complaint with the Florida
Bar against the Sarasota
County attorney for not en-
forcing and obeying the
county's own laws.
County Attorney Stephen
DeMarsh was unavailable for
comment.
Stoner's complaint alleges
the county allowed permit-
ting that is jeopardizing pub-
lic health, safety and existing
buildings on Sevilla Street,
where Renaissance Manor
built six homes. to house 36
residents.
In his complaint, Stoner
alleges:
The new construction is
causing flooding to existing
homes.
Construction of new
structures without determin-
ing load bearing of geologic
surface strata in an area of
sinkholes arid underground
water courses, creates the
potential for a massive build-
ing collapse.
Public health and safety
are compromised.
Existing home values are
being compromised by the
new construction at higher



CITY NOTES
GCCFV project
should be annexed
Land targeted for a large-
scale affordable housing pro-
ject by Gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice should
be annexed into Venice, ac-
cording to City Manager
Martty Black.
GCCFV is expected to de-
cide in July whether it wants
to purchase about 150 acres
of vacant land along Laurel
Road east of Interstate 75. If
the deal goes through, the
land has the potential for up
to 500 homes.
Black has spoken with
GCCFV CEO Teri Hansen
about the project and told her
the city would welcome the
site and encourages annexa-
tion. The land is adjacent to
city limits, with the Eastside
Wastewater Treatment Plant
along the site's western
boundary.
The city manager believes
GCCFV would benefit from
city utilities and public ser-
vices such as law enforce-
ment two areas Black be-
lieves the county is not pre-
pared to adequately handle
along Laurel Road.
In exchange, Black would
like the city, rather than the
county planning department,
to have control over land-use
and development issues.
"We would welcome them
into the city," Black said.
"From a law enforcement and
fire protection and utilities
standpoint, it does make
sense for them (GCCFV)."
Water outage tomorrow
Residents at 666-676 West
Bird Bay Drive in Venice will
not have city water from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday due
to utility working the area. City
utilities workers will raise and
exchange a2-inch meter.
As a precautionary, resi-
dents affected by the shut-off
should use boiled water or
bottled water until 2 p.m.
Saturday. All affected homes
received door hangers to
inform them of this work last
week.
For questions, call 486-
2770.

Compiled by Assistant
Editor J.J. Andrews


elevations.
Construction on top of
known archaeological sites
was allowed, which violates
statutes.
Two strikes
Stoner cites a county ordi-
nance that states "communi-
ty residential homes with six
or fewer residents shall not be
located within a radius of
1,000 feet from another exist-
ing such home with six or
fewer residents."
Florida Statutes defines a
community residential home
as a house for a physically dis-
abled or handicapped per-
son; a developmentally dis-
abled person; a nondanger-
ous mentally ill person; or a
child as defined by law.
"The residents should be
evicted until the matter, is
straightened out," said
Stoner, who added that
Renaissance Manor should
not be allowed to use the
houses until the U.S. District
Court makes its ruling.
"They (Renaissance) have
been ruled against twice,"
Stoner said. "Once by (Mary
Beth) Humphreys, (Sarasota
.County Zoning and Code
Compliance manager) and
again at a public hearing."
Stoner said the certificate
of occupancy was issued one
day after the public hearing.


Due process
County Commissioner
Shannon Staub was unaware
of the complaint, and ques-
tioned why Stoner filed it.
"We have due process that
we must follow and our folks
will do what ever the law
allows," Staub said, adding
some people might think the
county needs to move quick-
er than the courts.
Staub is also concerned no
one gets the vxrong impres-
sion when it comes to the
county's view on rehabilita-
tion.
"I support assimilation of
disabled or rehabilitated per-
sons into a community,"
Staub said. "But it should be
one house, one area where
the occupants can become
part of neighborhood and not
the entire neighborhood."
In October 2003, after
many public hearings, the
county changed its zoning
laws to allow four unrelated
occupants to live in a home
instead of six, according to
Staub.
Renaissance Manor pro-
vides affordable housing and
support to individuals with
disabilities including those
who has mental illness or
recovering from substance
abuse. It purchased the
Tammi House, in Warm
Mineral Springs, from Sharon
Mays-Tremain in 2003, and
eventually built six other
dwellings to house 36 addi-
tional residents, six per home. -
You can e-mail George
McGinn at: gmcginn
@sun-herald.com.


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At the core of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida and now a Florida
Bar complaint against the county attorney, are the rows of community residential homes
owned by Renaissance Manor on Sevilla Street.


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Bay decision could affect Midnight Pass opening


A Florida agency may remove Little Sarasota Bay.
from a "potentially impaired" list. The decision
could affect a Sarasota County permit request
for Midnight Pass restoration.


BY JACKGURNEY
PELICAN PRESS

State environmental regu-
lators have thrown Midnight
Pa consultant Karyn Erick-
s_ a curve ball that could
i e her bid to obtain Mid-
nit Pass restoration permits
for:8arasota County more dif-
ffcilt. But then, nobody ever
promised it would be easy.
"East week, the Florida De-
partment of Environmental
Protection sent Erickson a
second round of information
requests and questions, most
of. which are routine. But
one that has to do with the
ctirrent health of Little Sara-
sota Bay may not bode well
for the project.
A copy of the 18-page doc-
ument obtained by the Pel-
icanT Press indicates the state
,agency may remove Little
Sarasota Bay from a 1998 list
,of "potentially impaired wa-
ters," if Department Secretary
Colleen M. Castille agrees to
a staff finding.
Little Sarasota Bay is lo-


cated adjacent to the former
Midnight Pass coastal inlet,
which has been closed since
1983. The bay has been on
the agency's list of concern
for seven years because of
"nutrient enrichment" that
feeds algae and chokes oxygen
out of the water.
"The Department has re-
assessed Little Sarasota Bay
using methodology contain-
ed in the Identification of
Impaired Surface Waters IRule
(in the Florida Administrative
Code)," the document states,
"and determined the bay is
not impaired ... ."
It continues, "This project
does not appear to meet the
requirement that the reop-
ened inlet will restore water
quality in disturbed coastal
ecosystems to acceptable De-
partmental water quality
standards ... ," and invites
Erickson to submit contradic-
tory evidence.
More questions
Some other questions ad-
dress: 1) the grain size of sand


to be dredged; 2) sand stock-
pile areas; 3) alternative sand
disposal sites; 4) the Turtle
Beach Lagoon access chan-
nel; 5) a hard bottom area off
Casey Key; 6) endangered
species; and 7) seasonal wave
action.
"The Department is con-
cerned that the majority of
dredge material is incompati-
ble with the beaches chosen
for placement," the document
states. "The silt content of the
tidal channel material to be
used for beach replacement
ranges from 30 to 72 times
higher than the native [beach]
sand."
It also warns, "The Depart-
ment (of Environmental Pro-
tection) and Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission would
not support altering the high-
er quality sands on Casey Key
to be more like the sediments
on Siesta Key, where (sea tur-
tle) nesting densities are
lower."
The Midnight Pass permit
picture is also uncertain with
the Army Corps of Engineers,
which has yet to decide
whether it will require an en-
vironmental "impact assess-
ment" or a full-blown "impact
statement" as part of the
application process. A state-,
ment would take longer.


Erickson, an environmen-
tal engineer, moved her offices
from Gainesville to Sarasota
in anticipation of a protracted
process. Last Nov. 24, she
mailed off permit application
copies to the Department of
Environmental Protection
and Army Corps.
Making the cut
The application asks that a
dredging crew be allowed to
remove 360,000 cubic yards of
sand from the former inlet, an
adjacent sand trap and a tidal
channel that would connect
with the Gulf Intracoastal
Waterway. It estimates 330,000
cubic yards would be suitable
for placement on nearby
beaches.
If approved, the crew
would make a direct cut
from the Gulf of Mexico to
the Gulf Intracoastal Water-
way. It would affect 3.5 acres
of mangroves and 12.9 acres
of sea grass beds, so a mitiga-
tion plan would have to be
approved that addresses
adverse environmental im-
pacts.
,Erickson has been down
this difficult road before. In
2002, she consulted with New
Hanover County, N.C., to re-
locate and restore unstable
Mason Inlet without the use'


County student receives elections scholarship
h *.


STAFFREPORT *

Sarasota County Supervisor
of Elections Kathy Dent has
announced that Charity
Carbo received a Florida State
Association of Supervisors of
Elections 2005 scholarship
award.
"Charity, a political science


major at ManateeCommunity
College, was awarded a $1,200
scholarship on June 8 at the
association's summer confer-
ence.
The Florida State Associ-
ation of Supervisors of Elec-
tions' Scholarship Foundation
was formed for the purpose
of providing scholarships to


deserving students to assist
in furthering their college edu-
cation in the field of political
science and public adminis-
tration or journalism and
mass communications.
Funds are derived from
gifts and contributions from
the Florida State Association
of Supervisors of Elections


and contributions from the
general public.
Applicants for scholarships
are required to be full-time
students in a college or uni-
versity in the state of Florida.
For scholarship application
information, contact the Su-
per\isor of Elections Adminis-
tation Office at 861-8600.


of seawalls, rocks or other
hardened structures, and
provide a long-term manage-
ment plan to keep it open.
She initially estimated it
would cost $15 million to
dredge open Midnight Pass'
and maintain it for 30 years.
Later, she amended the figure.
to more than $22 million by
adding an inflation factor and
increasing the number of
maintenance dredging pro-
jects from six to eight.
No long-term financing
plan has been devised, but it
appears that most of the
$22 million would .probably
come from the county's
tourist development tax.
Efforts would also be made
to supplement the package


with grants from federal and
state programs.
Midnight Pass historically
separated Siesta Key from
Casey Key, but it became
unstable in the. 1970s and
was closed with the county
commission's permission
after it migrated northward
and threatened to undermine
two expensive Siesta Key
beachfront homes.
In 1988, the county sub-
mitted a, Midnight Pass re-
storation proposal that was
denied by state authorities
in 1991. An administrative
.appeal failed. The closure has
been an unresolved political
problem that has challenged
advocacy groups and com-
missioners.


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VALENCIA from page lA
The statute gives both par-
ties 10 days to agree on a pro-
fessional mediator who is not
a member of the judiciary.
That person has 60 days to set
a date for a mediation hear-
ing. Whealey estimates that
such a hearing could be con-
ducted as early as mid-
August.
lawsuit too
Valencia followed the
Monday filing three days later
with a lawsuit against the,
commissioners in the 12th
Circuit Court of Appeals with
the same purpose. Such liti-
gation would probably take
longer to resolve than the
mediation, said Whealey.
At the time of the April 13
denial of his petition by the
commissioners, Whealey de-
scribed himself as "perplexed
by the failure of the commis-


HOSPITAL from page lA


has prompted public com-
plaints about patients being
turned away based on prof-
itability.
Atno time did council mem-
bers ask about this. Instead,
they listened to VRMC CEO,
M lelody Trimble outline exten-
sive renovation, medical ex-
pansion and job creation plans.
"We are committed to. this
city," Trimble said at the end
of the presentation. "We are
committed to the people. We
are here for the long run."
Since HMA bought Venice
hospital four months ago, it has
invested $2.3 million to repair
and resuirface the entire build-
ing to match city appearance
standards and $1.9 million to
replace the roof. Trimble also
pointed to more than $1.5 mil-
lion in local donations to area,
charities.
Proposed improvements -
-Lii to be approved by HAI LA -
include a $4 million renovation
of 4 South as a dedicated ortho-
pedic wing, $2.5 million to
complete the Cardiovascular
Intensive Care Unit, a $3.6 rnil-
lion renovation of the York
Ei'iiing on Nokomis Avenue:
b hind the hospital and
$500,000 to "freshen .up" exist-
., patient rooms.
\'RMIC also pointed out
i-,at it is the city's second
largest employer, has an aver-
.-e employee salary of more
J -an $43,000, will give away
$23 million in free medical
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sioners to respond to our ques-
tion of just what. services we
can provide to satisfythe public
need for waterfront access."
In that hearing, Mary Beth
Humphreys, county zoning
administrator, received no
response from the commis-
sioners to her question,
"What do you mean by public
access?"'
Whealey has reported that
county staff personnel, who
worked with Valencia on the
proposal, supported the peti-
tion rejected by the commis-
sion.
"We believe we are respon-
sible developers," he said
then. "And we believe that we
have made. an exhaustive
examination of the best uses
of that property. They are
reflected in our proposal."'
Closed
In its petition, Valencia had
also proposed to improve the


start a 15-minute guarantee
in its emergency room.
No vote on SMH
Council members were so
impressed, they sidestepped
passing a resolution on
whether or not they endorse
Sarasota Memorial's plan to
buy 65 acres at Pinebrook and
Laurel roads. SMH board
members and officials visited
Venice last month to outline
their plan, and council said it
would issue an opinion be-
fore the public hospital's July
2 deadline to buy the land.
When Vice Mayor John
Moore brought up the issue
of a resolution, no other
council members comment-
ed and none of them made a
motion of support or opposi-'
tion to the public hospital.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital's.
board meets June 20, which is
the soonest an official deci-
sion can be made.
In council member Rick
Tacy's opinion, SMH is com-
ing to South County no mat-
ter what city council says. The
key for him is to decide.
,whether supporting SMH is a.
smart financial decision.
* 'As far as I'm concerned,
(VRMC) showed to me they're
committed to the conmunui-
ty." Tacy said.
The land SNH is looking at
is already zoned to handle all
of the proposed outpatient
and office uses. The public
hospital only needs council.


waterfront, and provide 38
deep-water covered boat
slips. Fourteen would be as-
signed to the 14 townhouse
owners, and 24 would be
available for sale to owners
and the public.
Together with the adjoining
Bellagio condominium devel-
opment, Valencia had begun
dredging a deeper channel
from the marine park between
the two properties .-out to. the
Intracoastal Waterway. Bellagio
plans to build a fuel dock and a
restaurant, both of which will
be open to public use, and a
"high-and-dry" structure con-
taining 186 boat racks for sale
to Bellagio owners and the
public.
The Flying Bridge restau-
rant, which, with three small
office buildings, occupied the
Valencia site under several'
managements on Blackburn
Point Road for 35 years. It
closed on May 31.


support five or more years
from now if it attempts to
'build an inpatient facility,
which concept plans have at
as many as 160 beds.
Venice hospital has 312
beds and was built in 1951.
Tax impact
Council members also are
.worried about Venice's tax
base and the lost revenue by
allowing SMH to build in
North Venice, a spot ear-
marked for commercial
development. The total prop-
erty taxes for the fully devel-
oped medical campus is esti-
mated at only $330,000 by
2009, with roughly $80,000
going directly to the city.
Venice' hospital, which
lacks a public-status exemp-
tion for the first time, esti-
mates paying $1.1 million in
property taxes and $300,000
in sales taxes this year. About
25 percent of that will go
directly to the city.
"It is clear from the finan-
cial information prepared by
the hospital that there would
be significant reduced prop-
erty and sales -tax revenues.,.
directly amibuted at the pro-
posed site from a change to
medical offices and 'services
from the original primary
retail uses expected," City
Manager Marty Black wrote .
in a memo to council.
You cane-nail.J. 1
Andrews at: jandrews
(@i'eniiicegondolier.com.


Comp plan hearings set for June


Sarasota County urges the
public to become involved in
the updating of its compre-
hensive plan by reviewing
draft amendments to the plan
and providing feedback at
planning commission public
hearings scheduled for June.
Draft amendments are
being made available online
at scgov.net/ear or at the
county's Planning Senices
office on the fifth floor of the
Adminiistration Center, 1660
Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.
The schedule for the June
public hearings is:


Future Land Use Chapter
including the 2050 Plan 6
p.m., Wednesday, June 15,
Sarasota County Adminis-
tration Center, 1660 Ringling
Blvd., Sarasota.
Future Land Use Chapter
continuation, 6 p.m., Wed-
nesday, June 22, Sarasota
County Administration Cen-
ter, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sara-
sota.
Future Land Use Chapter
continuation, including re-
quests for map designation
changes --6 p.m., Thursday,
June 23, Sarasota County


Administration Center, 1660
Ringling Blvd., Sarasota:
Continued public hear-
ings as necessary 6 p.m.,
Thursday, June 30, Sarasota
County Administration Cen-
ter, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sara-
sota.
Residents who are unable
to attend the public hearings
can provide written com-
ments to Sarasota' County
Planning Services, 1660 Ring-
ling Blvd., fifth floor, Sarasota,
34236, or by tSing the public
input form link at scgov
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HEIGHTfrom page 1A


another fear that this district
would eliminate those.
City staff was directed by
council to draft additional
height restriction' districts
that, move east along Venice'
Avenue from Armada Road. A
timeline for when this will
come up for a vote has: not
been set.


But when it does, encom-
passing the heart of the
downtown business district,
council members do want to
see some type of flexibility so
historic downtown Venice
'doesn't' turn into another
Venetian Gatewav District
that lacks creatity., as Boone
warned it could become.


"There will be situations in
the future where everyone is
going to scratch their heads
and ask, 'Why didn't they
allow for 36-or 37 feet?'... My
fear is the law of unintended
consequences," Boone said.
You can e-mail J..
Andrews at: jandrews
@venicegondolier.com.


ANDERSON r .i .. ..


collect in impact fees. The ini-
tiative failed in Tallahassee,
but Anderson believes it .will
return.
Saying that some people
refer to him as the "father of
impact fees," Anderson noted
this revenue stream is all that
local governments have to
recover money from new
developments that strain
public schools, roads,
libraries and other public ser-
vices.


"The state is trying to wipe
that all out on behalf of devel-
opers. ... I've, always been in
favor of grow-th that pays its
own way." Anderson said.
This is the first time
Anderson has wanted to dive
into the "meat-grinder" that
is Tallahassee politics, and
more than any specific issue,
his goal is to bring a little
sunshine into state govern-
nient.
Anderson wants to shed a'


little light on the closed-door
decisions that wind up shift-
ing responsibilities off the
state's plate and onto local
governments without provid-
ing solutions, hlie said.
"I've finally decided, I
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CONTACT US
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SPORTS EDITOR
(941) 207-1107
lewis@venicegondolier.com


SPORTS BRIEFS
Vikings signups June 18
The Venice Vikings youth
football and cheerleading
organization will hold regis-
tration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
on Saturday, June 18, at Let-
son Stadium, Wellfield.
Kids ages 5-15 are welcome
to participate. They should
bring a birth certificate and
final 2004-2005 report card.
Kids are also required to bring
a photo. For more informa-
tion, call 423-3329.
Figure 8 Boat Race at CCS
As if having a straight-up
boat race wasn't enough.
Charlotte County Speed-
way owner/promoter LeRoy
Davidson has decided to add
to the excitement this Satur-
day night, June 18, by making
his boat race a Figure 8 boat
race. The boat race involves a
car, a trailer, and a boat on the
trailer. The first to run 20 laps
with all three still hooked up
will be the winner. The race
will pay $500 to that skilled
person. No trucks are allowed.
Eight, six and four-cylinder
cars can enter. It is recom-
mended that smaller four-
cylinder cars pull smaller
boats. The race will go a
whopping 20 laps.
For questions on entering
the race, call (941) 575-7223.
Also on tap this Saturday
night at Charlotte County
Speedway is a 50-lap Sports-
man race and regular features
for the Action Glass Super
Stocks, Thunder Trucks, Road
Warriors and 4-Cylinder'
Adults and Kids. The Pocket
Bikes will also be back racing
at the Punta Gorda 3/8-mile
paved oval.
After being rained out the
past two weeks, racers and
fans will no doubt be hungry
for short track action this
Saturday night.
The grandstand gates open
at 4 p.m. and racing begins at
7p.m.
Admission is'$15 for adults,
$13 for senior citizens and $5
for children ages 11 and
under.
Charlotte County Speed-
way is located in the Airport
Industrial Park on Piper Rtoad
in Punta Gorda.
Summer beach runs for kids
School is out for summer.
What can kids do with all that
free time? Sarasota County
Parks and Recreation has an
answer Kids Summer
Beach Runs. Beach runs are
offered at two locations, Siesta
Beach Pavilion, 948 Beach
Road, Siesta Key, and Venice
Fishing Pier, 1600 Harbor
Drive.
The Siesta Beach Runs are
held every Tuesday at 6:30
p.m. through Aug. 2. Venice
Beach Runs are held every
Wednesday at. 6:30 p.m.
through Aug. 3. Registration
begins at 5:30 p.m. at both
locations.
The beach runs are free
one-mile runs. After partici-
pants complete four runs,
they will receive a free T-shirt.
The runs can be completed all.
at one location, or at both
beaches. All runners win a
ribbon and a free ice-pop
each time they run. Parents
can come along and enjoy
the beach, play with the kids,
and meet other parents.
For more information,
check out parksonline.scgov.
net or call the Sarasota Coun-
ty Call Center at 861-5000.
Tsunami scramble
The Marine Corps Reserves
and Toys for Tots will hold its
third annual golf benefit July
9 at Bent Tree Country Club in
Sarasota.
The cost per person for the
scramble is $75. It includes
lunch, beverages and a cart.
There will be prizes for hole in


one, closest to the pin, putting
and longest driv6.
The shotgun start will be at
8:30 a.m. Registration will be
at 7:30 a.m.
Proceeds will benefit tsu-
nami victims in Thailand and
India.
To enter, call Ray McGuire
(485-6005) or Top Harrison
(485-9045).


Babe's rallies for win


BY CLAUDE LEWIS
SPORTS EDITOR


Sometimes a slowballer
can throw a team's timing off
big time.
Having not played in a
week, the Babe's Hardware
bats were a bit rusty in
Tuesday night's Little League
County Cup winners' bracket
game against the Sarasota
Marlins.
Facing a crafty pitcher like
Jeff Young made it even
tougher for the Bambinos.
But the Venice team used a
fifth-inning rally to squeeze
out a 4-3 victory over the
Marlins at Twin Lakes Park.
Babe's, the lone Venice
Little League team still alive
in the winners' bracket,
advances to a showdown
against the Sarasota Mariners


at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Babe's, the regular season
dynamo in the VLL, had just
enough. to get past the
Marlins.
The Bambinos trailed 3-1
entering the bottom of the
fifth. They rallied for a three-
spot. Fano Cavallaro started
of the rally with a single. Jeff
Blackburn picked a great time
for his first hit of the season to
put men on first and second.
Michael .Iorio came up clutch
with an RBI single. Blackburn
was safe at third, just sliding
under the tag. Iorio moved up
a bag on the throw. A wild
pitch then proved to be the
difference. Blackburn scored
the tying run. When the throw
from the catcher got past the
pitcher, lorio danced home
with the go-ahead run.
Iorio had an RBI triple in


the third inning to cut the
score to 2-1.
Winning pitcher Clay
Burton fired a three-hitter. He
fanned eight and walked four.
Derek Frye will get the start
against the Mariners Thurs-
day. He will face one of the
top pitchers in all of Sarasota
in Mitch Martinez.
The winners' bracket final
is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Friday and the losers' bracket
final for 7:30 p.m. Friday. The
championship will be at noon
Saturday and, if needed, also
at 2 p.m.
In a losers' bracket game
Tuesday night, Nationwide
defeated Newtown to ad-
vance to a game at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday against the Sara-
sota Braves.
Kiwanis stayed alive Mon-
day with a losers' bracket


SUH PHOTOS B' CLAUDE LEWIS
Kyle Ridley of Kiwanis delivers to a Padre batter in the second inning of their County Cup game
Monday at Twin Lakes Park.


Jose can you hit?


The fifth annual Coach
Velez Hitting and Fielding
Clinic is taking place this
week at the Venice High
baseball complex.
The clinic is run by Jose
Velez, who currently is the hit-
ting coach for the VHS
Indians. Velez was born ih
Puerto Rico and played col-
lege ball at Chipola Junior


College. He played profes-
sional ball in the Rangers
and Angels chains.
More than 60 kids were
at the clinic on Tuesday,
moving from station to sta-
tion and getting instruction
on various aspects of the
game.
The clinic will run through
Friday.


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Jessie Newton, 9, gets set to smack
a ball off a tee.


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Christian Santiago of A.G. Edwards fouls off a pitch during
Monday's County Cup game against the Sarasota Padres.


victory over the Sarasota
Indians. Kiwanis will take on
the Lawyers at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday.
The Lawyers advanced in
the losers' bracket, winning
two games by forfeit. On
Monday the Attorneys beat
the Lions by forfeit and on
Tuesday the Lawmen topped
the North Port Braves via for-


feit. The Braves were dIe of
the top teams in North Port.
Venice-Nokomis Rotary is
still alive in the losers' bracket
and will play the Sarasota
.Cubs at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
A.G. Edwards bowed out of
play with a loss to the
Sarasota Padres Monday. It
was Edwards second loss in
the tourney.


.Michael Knott of Kiwanis gets set to lash out at a pitch during
the first inning of Monday's County Cup game against the
Sarasota Indians. Kiwanis scored nine times in the first inning
en route to victory.


SUN PHOTOS Bi CLAUDE LEWIS
Zach Brower hits in the cage with balls served up by Ray
Sinibaldi.


Instructor Jason Staszewski, right, watches the flight of a
rubber ball slugged by Michael Miller, age 7.


VENICE BASEBALL WATCH


JON KNOTT- (VHS 1996)
Portland Beavers (AAA San
Diego Padres, Pacific Coast
League). Jon hit safely in
four of the seven games he
played this past week includ-
ing belting two, two-run
homers. Both came in the first
inning. One on June 6 against
'the Tacoma Rainiers (Ma-
riners) which propelled the
Beavers to a 6-3 win. The
other on June 10 against
the Tucson Sidewinders
(Diamondbacks). Onr the
week he went 6-for-25 .240
with two hom-ers and four
RBIs. For the season, he is hit-
ting .271 with 13 HR and 41
RBIs. He leads the Beavers in
doubles, home runs, RBIs and
slugging percentage and he is
fourth in the PCL in homers.
Thirty five of Jon's 63 hits on
the year have been for extra
bases.

ADAM PAVKOVICH -
(VHS 2000) Salt Lake Stingers


(AAA LA Angels of Anaheim,
Pacific Coast League). "Pak"
hit safely in four of the five
games he played this week
(6-for-19 .316), having, two-
multiple hit games, scoring
two runs and plating three
RBIs. He has now hit in 14 of
his last 18 games (18-for-63
.286). On the season, he is
hitting .290 with three home
runs and 19 RBIs for the
Stingers who have now won
seven games in a row. Com-
bining his time with the
Arkansas Travelers at the start
of the season, Adam is hitting
.308 with four homers and
22 RBIs.

I ARNOLD HUGHEY -
(VHS 2001) Eugene Emeralds
(A Short Season, San Diego
Padres, Northwestern
League). A 13th round draft
pick of the Padres, the
Emeralds will begin their
season on June 21 against
the Spokane Indians.


Jose Velez gives instruction to kids in the batting cages at the Venice High baseball clinic.


SUMMER SPORTS

SPOTLIGHT-
Frank lorio guided Babe's Hardware to a first place finish in the Venice
Little League Majors American League and has the team still alive in the
County Cup. He will also be a manager of the American 11-1 All-Stars
this year. His wife Diane is very active in 'the league. Sons Joey anid
Michael are, heady ball players and excel in a lot of sports. Daughter
Lisamarie is a. track standout for Venice High., The lorios are an All-
American sports family. .


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SPORTS BRIEFS
Powell catches big bass
Don Powell caught a bass
nearly 10 pounds, but he still
couldn't place in the top three
in the June Tournament of the
Venice Bass Club held Sunday
on appropriately named Lake
June.
Powell's lunker tipped the
scale at 9.6 pounds.
Mike Keyso won the tour-
ney with 17.11 pounds of fish.
Joe Czuprynski was second
at 16.2.
Ward Curry was third at 13
even.

Free fishing seminars
Boater's World Marine
Center located in Bird Bay
Plaza on the Bypass is pre-
senting free fishing seminars
June 23 and 30.
The June 23 seminar fea-
tures Jesse Beye of the Mud
Slinger. He will talk about
back country fishing. The
June 30 seminar will have Jack
Hartman of Luckey Dawg
Charters discussing summer
fishing.
Each will start at 7 p.m.
For more information, call
412-0310.

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Miss Venice Coach Pitch takes ISA event


BY CLAUDE LEWIS
SPORTS EDITOR


The Miss Venice Fastpitch
Softball Coach Pitch All-Stars
captured first place in the ISA
Tournament held in Braden-
ton.
The locals won all three of
their games.
Miss Venice opened with a
22-4 victory over Port Char-
lotte. The locals were led by
Logen Lincoln, Rachel Light-
ner, Lauren Mattmuller, Brit-
tany Clipse and Elaine
Garris, who all brought their
A games.
Venice then disposed of
North Port, 11-5. Carolyn
Syzonenko, Carly Rosa, Tootie
Waggoner, Hailey Albrecht,
Datie Simes, Erin Moran,
Maddie Hanson, Megan
Fowler and Teri Deniro all
had hits.
The last game was against
Manatee.
Venice prevailed 22-11.
Erin Moran, Waggoner, Rosa,
Lightner and Albrecht were
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SEC launches watershed program


STAFF REPORT

The Science and Environ-
ment Council of Sarasota
County was recently awarded
a grant from the Southwest
Florida Water Management
District to design and pro-
duce the Southern Coastal
Watershed Leadership Pro-
gram, which also is supported
by Gulf Coast Community
Foundation of Venice.
The Science and Environ-
ment Council is a coalition of
Sarasota County's science
and environmental organiza-
tions, including local govern-
ment agencies.
The program will consist of
four workshops on water and
watershed management for
invited participants that rep-
resent local government deci-
sion-makers, community
leaders, developers, business
representatives, and private-
use planners. A video will be
produced based on the ideas
and results of the workshop
discussions for others to view,
including audiences of the
local TV channel, Access Sara-
sota Channel 19.
The program will be interac-
tive and provide participants a
chance to have a deeper dis-
cussion of how the local natur-
al systems work; how infra-
structure investments have
modified the system; current
and future capacity of water-
shed investment strategies;
demand management, restor-
ation, watershed manage-


ment, and other opportunities
for existing and new commu-
nities to restore the health and
productivity of our natural sys-
tems.
The program supports
Sarasota County's Integrated
Watershed Management In-
itiative and Swiftmud's edu-
cation goals by educating
potential cooperators and
other decision-makers about
watershed management is-
sues.
The first of the four work-
shops was held Thursday at
Oscar Scherer State Park Na-
ture Center, one of the mem-
bers of the SEC. The theme
was "Water in Sarasota Re-
gion the big picture, water
as a natural system."
The project will be con-
cluded by the end of the year
with three more workshops
on. the reality of water uses,
future uses and conflicts and
sustainable use in the future.
The workshops promise new
ideas and approaches for A
more sustainable water fu-
ture in the Sarasota region.
"These workshops will
provide our community with
much-needed consensus for
the future of growth and wat-
er use implications," said Dr.
Kumar Mahadevan, chair of
the Science and Environment
Council Board and president
of Mote Marine Laboratory.
Raymond Kaiser, Kaiser
Consulting, and Julie Morris,
New College, are the co-direc-
tors for the program.


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Wednesday
High 92, Low 75
Partly cloudy with
isolated afternoon
rain.
Thursday
High 91, Low 75
More clouds and
scattered rain.

Friday
High 89, Low 75
Morning and
afternoon storms
possible.
Saturday
High 88, Low 74
Morning and after-
noon storms
possible.


Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs:
(Including Sarasota and Charlotte counties)
East winds at 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 1ito 2 feet, light chop.
Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola:
East winds at 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 1 to 2 feet, smooth chop.


High Tuesday 93
Low Tuesday 75

Rainfall
Total this week 0.00
Total this year 20.74
Normal YTD 13.17
Rainfall totals are for a 24-hour
period ending at 6p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday as recorded at the
offidal weather station in
Venice.


Sunrise/set
Tonight's sunset
Tomorrow's sunrise
Moonrise/set
Moonrise
Moonset


Above
normal
for
June




' June
rain
09.92


8:26 p.m.
6:35 a.m.


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2:19 a.m.


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SSARSOTA COUNfTY BMEFS


Community conversations
The public is invited to a
series of community conver-
sations to discuss conununity
values and the kind of com-
munity residents want to cre-
ate for future generations.
The meetings will be hosted


by Jim Ley, Sarasota County
administrator.
Residents are asked to con-
tact the Sarasota County Call
Center at 861-5000 to reserve
a spot at the most convenient
meeting date and location. All
of the sessions are 5:30-7


p.m.:
S* Monday. June 27, Bay-
front Community Center, 803
North Tamiami Trail, Exhi-
bition Hall, Sarasota.
Thursday, July 7, Engle-
wood Sports Complex; 1300
South River Road, Engle-


wood.
Monday, July 18, Twin:
Lakes Park, Conference Room.:
A, Green Office Complex.'
6700 Clark Road, Sarasota.
Tuesday, Aug. 9, George"-
Mullen Activity Center. 4956
City Center Blvd., North Port.:


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LEGAL NOTICES


NOTICE OF ACTION NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF is 049-28-0697 has been entered
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL in the Circuit Court for Sarasota
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR County, Florida, Probate' Division,
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA the address of which is 4000 S.
Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL
CASE NO: 34293. The total value of the
2005-DR-4833-SC estate is $24,000.00 and that the
names and addresses of those to
CONSTANCE MARIE HAWK, whom it has been assigned and
Petitioner .their attorney are set forth below.
JOHN HAROLD HAWK, .'i'All creditors of the decedent and
Respondent. other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR .estate, including unmatured, con-
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
TO: JOHN HAROLD HAWK :erved rr,ut .re i he.r claims with
281 Taconic Rd. this Court WITHIN THE LATER OR
Venice, FL 34293 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
has been filed against you and that AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
yoi are required to serve a copy of OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
your written defenses, if any, to it THEM.
on CONSTANCE M. HAWK,
whose address is 3311 Papaya All other creditors of the decedent
Rd, Venice, FL 34293 on or and persons having claims or
before June 24, 2005, and file demands against the decedent's
the original with the clerk of this estate, including unmatured, con-
Court at 4000 S. Tamiamj Trail, tingent or unliquidated claims, must
Venice, Florida 34293, before ser- file their claims with this court
vice on Petitioner or immediately WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
default may be entered against you TION OF THIS NOTICE.
for the relief demanded in the peti- ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
tion. WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
-NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
Copies of all court documents in PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,
this case, including orders, are ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
available at the Clerk of Circuit YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
Court's office. You, may review DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH
these documents upon request. IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
You must keep the Clerk of Circuit ir, hNore .s June 15. 2005.
Courfs office notife of vour cur- I I f


UUL UsIIom ce no IUUIve o your cur-I
rent address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family
Law Form 12.915.) Future papers
in this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in sanc-
ton ,ricludrig T d,.-'im l ur .irngg
ol pleading
Dated May 18, OO05.
'KAREN E; RUSHING
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: P. Frank
Deputy Clerk
PUBLISHED:
MAY 25, 2005
JUNE 1, 2005
JUNE 8, 2005
JUNE 15, 2005

NOTICE OF AUCTION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicles will be auc-
tioned off for unpaid towing & stor-
age charges only. 713.78 per F.S.
SALE DATE: June 26, 2005,
@ 10:30 A.M.
1., 1987 Mercury, 2D, Whi, VIN
1MEBM603XHH601986
2. 2000 Nissan, 4D, Tan, VIN
JN1CA31D7YT516057
3. 1992 Mercury, 4, 4D, Red, VIN
3MAPM10J2NR609972
Tom's Chevron Towing
105 N. Tamlami Trail
Nokomis, FL 34275
PUBLISH: June 15, 2005

- NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
REGINA LEE COZZA,
a/k/a REGINA L. COZZA,
a/k/a REGINA COZZA,
Deceased,
File No. 2005-CP4921-SC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
An Order of Summary Administra-
tion of the estate of REGINA.LEE
COZZA, a/k/a REGINA L.
COZZA, a/k/a REGINA COZZA,.
deceased, File Number 2005-
CP-004921-SC, whose date of
death was November 13, 2003
and whose Social Security Number


Persons to whom estate has
been assigned:
\. Lyda D. Meyer
919 Lakeside Dr
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Elizabeth M. Pfriem
P.O. Box 340
Southport, CT 06890
Deborah L. Flore
3466 Gowanda Rd.
North Port, FL 34287
Attorney for Lyda D. Meyer,
Elizabeth M. Pfriem and
Deborah L. Fiore
DAVID R. CORNISH
Florida Bar No. 0225924
355 W. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941)-483-4246
PUBLISH: June 15, 22, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PATRICIA S. DOWNEY,
Deceased.
File No. 2005-CP-5029-SC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
PATRICIA S. DOWNEY, deceased,
File Number 2005-CP-5029-
SC, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Sarasota County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division; the address of which
is Sarasota County Courthouse,
Probate Division, P.O. Box 3079,
Sarasota, FL 34230-3079. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representatives and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must
file their claims with this' court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS


NOTICE TO CREDITORS


NOTICE TO CREDITORS


NOTICE TO CREDITORS


NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE OF SALE


NOTICE OF SALE


I n UDATE OF FIRST PUBLICA.- ueceased. ADDRESS c/o 151 Center ao, other persons having claims or IN 1E U;I.UII i OUUI ur best bidder for cash, at the Sara-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS JUNE 9690 Rte. 240 Venice, Florida 34285 demands against decedent's THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR- sota County Courthouse, 2000
15, 2005. File No. 2005-CP-005542-NC West Valley, NY 14171 estate, including unmatured, con- CUIT IN AND FOR SARASOTA Main Street, Historic courtroom,
Attorney for Person tingent or unliquidated claims, on COUNTY, FLORIDA East. Wing, Sarasota, Florida
Personal Representative: NOTICE TO CREDITORS NAME Giving Notice: whom* a copy of this notice is 34237 at 11:00 a.m. on
HAROLD R. DOWNEY The administration of the estate of Kathleen McMahon Andrew J. Britton, Esq. served must file their claims with Case No. 2004-CC-004177-SC 07/20/05. The highest bidder
2300 Falcon Trace Lane SOPHIA K. O'NEIL, deceased, Attorney for Marilyn. C. Berry this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF Division: Civil shall immediately post with the
Nokomis, FL 34275 whose date of death was June 4, ADDRESS Florida Bar No: 213500 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the
2005, is pending in the Circuit 144 Harding Ave. 151 Center Rd. THE FIRST PUBLICATION OFSARASOT OUNTY, A POLITICAL final bid. The deposit must be cash
Attorney for Personal Court for Sarasota County, Flori Edison, NJ 08820 Venice, FL 34285 THIS. NOTICE OR 30 DAYS SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF or cashiers check payable to the
Representative: da, Probate Division, the address of Telephone: (941).408-8008 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE FLORIDA -Clerk of tche Circui t Court. Final
JERREL E. TOWERY whichis P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, ALL INTERESTED PERSONS PUBLISH: June 8, 15, 2005 OF A COPY OF THIS T OSICEN Plantff(s), paymlerk of the m ircuit Cbemaourtde Final
JERREL E. TOWERY, P.A. Florida 34230-3079. The names ARE NOTIFIED THAT: THEM. m: o the dat on or
Fla. Bar #267351 and addresses of the personal rep- Ail .:ridr.:. :,of the estate of the IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR Ai ltoer creM.iors ., Ie de,:eder, vs sale by cash or c 5 : p. r.:f t ae.:
304W/Venice Ave #220 ,., resentative and the personal repre- 4,~, ,-,.. :,rml persons having SARASOTA COUNTY. FLORIDA r, per:,:,,: r,,ir,,. ,T: .:"r.
Venice, FL 34285 tentative's attorney are set forth claims or demands against the PROBATE DIVISION Tema,,,.: i,,, t ire .e. -..,r 0. E. BLUEHORN AND DOROTHY R. Publish 06/15/05
Phone: (941) 485-3391 below. estate of the decedent other than estate must file their claims with BLUEHORN, TRUSTEES FOR ORIYA 06/22/05
PUBLISH: June 15, 22, 2005 All creditors of the decedent and those for whom provision for full IN RE: ESTATE OF this court WITHIN HREE MISSION AND WILLIE M. GOOD- 06/22/05
other persons having claims or payment was made in the Order of HAZEL M. TERLECKY, MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF WYN AND ALICE GOODWYN, HUS- Orginal notice to be returned to the
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR demands against decedent's estate Summary Administration must file Deceased. THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF BAND AND WIFE, Clerk of the Circuit Court Bill and
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA on whom a copy of this notice is their claims with this court WITHIN THIS NOTICE. Defendants). duplicate of nohce to be mailed to
PROBATE DIVISION uire o served t THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW. File No. 2005-CP-4799-SC ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO Attorney for Plaintiff: Kanetsky
claims with this court WITHIN TH ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS Division: Probate FILED WILL BE FOREVER NOTICE OF SALE Moore & Deboer PA 22
IN RE: ESTATE OF LATER OFTHREE 3 MONTHS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV- BARRED. Notice is hereby given pursuant to Moore & Deboer IPA, 227F
WILLIAM THOMPSON AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST ER BARRED NOTICE TO CREDITORS The date of the first publication the final judgmentorder entered in 3428 AVE VENICE, FL
MANDERLLIAMTHOMPSON SR. ORTHIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER NOTWITHSTANDING ANY The administration of the estate of of this notice is June 8, 2005. the above noted case, that I will sell
a/k/a, WILLIAM THOMPSON THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERI- HAZEL M. TERLECKY, the following property situated in KAREN E. RUSHING
MA/k/aDERSON, COPY OF THIS NOTICE O OD ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) deceased, whose date of death Personal Representative: Sarasota County, Florida, des- Clerk of the Circuit Court
a/k/ MA THEM. YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE was April 30, 2005, and whose Diane E. Hall cribedas: Sarasota County, Florida
DeceWILLIAM T. MANDERSON All other creditors of the decedent DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH Social Security Number is 141-18- 3321 Meadow Run Cr. By: Suzanne M. Perleau
Deceased, and other persons having claims or IS BARRED. 7533 is pending in the Circuit Venice, FL 34293 TRACT 7 AND WEST HALF OF By: Szanne M. Pomerlea,
File No. 2005-CP-5207SC demands against the ecedents The date of the first publication of Court for SARASOTA County, Flori- enice 34293 TRACT 8 DESCRIBED AS FOL-lerk
File ion: Probate estate must file their claims with this Notice is June 8, 2005. da, Probate Division; the address of W. GRADY HUIE, ESQUIRE LOWS BEGIN AT NW CORNER PUBLISH: June 15, 22, 2005
division: Probate this court WITHIN THREE (3) which is Karen E. Rushing, 143 East Miami Avenue OF LOT 25 LILLYS SUBDIVI
NOTIE TO CREiTOnRS MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF Person Giving Notice: Clerk, Probate Department, Venice, FL 34285 SION; THENCE E ALONG N LINE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF Clare V. McMahon P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL (941) 488-8551 OF SAID LOT 96.8 FEET FOR
An Order of Summary Adminiof stra- THIS NOTICE. c/o 151 Center Rd, 34230-3079. The names and FL Bar No. 192724 POB THENCE CONTINUE EAST OTHER NOTICES
THOMPSON MANDERSONtate of WISRLLIAM ALLCLAIMS NOT SO FILED Venice, FL 34285 addresses of the personal repre- Attorney for Personal 66.8'; THENCE SOUTH 0.-
a/k/a, WILLIAM THOMPSONM N WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET sentative and the personal repre- Representative degrees 46'30" EAST & PARAL-
a/KN/aD. WILLIAM aHM ON FORTH'IN SECTION 733.702 OF Attorney for Person tentative's attorney are set forth PUBLISH: June 8, 15, 2005 LEL TO WEST LINE OF SAID LOT NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
MANDERSON a,1a WILLIAM THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE Giving Notice: below. _._ 25,, 115.18'; THENCE WEST & PROCEEDINGS
T. MANDERSON .-.. Fil. e WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Andrew J. Britton, Esq. All creditors of the decedent and IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PARALLEL TO NORTH LINE OF
Number 2005-CP-5207-SC, NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME Attorney for Clare V. McMahon other persons having claims or SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA SAID LOT. 66.8' THENCE TO: All Pe.:, ,.ho l, ,,r...
whose datedeath was October PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE Florida Bar No: 213500 demands againstdecedent's estate PROBATE DIVISION NORTH 0 degrees 46' 39" est in the ll:,,ii "rrt -
22, 2004 and whose Social Secu- ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 151 Centet Rd. on whom a copy of this notice is WEST & PARALLEL TO WEST' '
rity Number is 421-60-6370 has YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE Venice, FL 34285 equried to b served mustfiletheir IN REi ESTATE OF LINE OF SAID LOT 115.18' TO One Thousand Eight hundred and ;
.been entered in the Circuit Court DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH Telephone: (941) 408-8008 re ried to be served must fHIN THE MIN RE:ESTATE FPOB. Sixty-Four Dollars ,
fcr Sarasota Lournry fir PrO IS BARRED. ".PUBLISH: June 8, 15, 2005 LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER SCOTT STREET; PARCEL ID ISt.864.001 U.S Currency
t.I-ie L.,:,ir., Ire a.,lr. ,siw,,:r, THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA- THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI Deceased #0384-04-0027.
s 40 S. Tamam Trail, THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI- Dceed.
Venice, FL 34293. The total, TION OF THIS NOTICE IS JUNE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 Trh. s.r,,,., ,:,u,,r, ,.hr.n ;
value of the estates $,375.00 2005 SARASOTA COUNTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- File No. 2005-CP-005401-NC at public sale, to the highest and C'- ,:-ed I,..lr: '_r.. '. .
and that the names and addresses RP t PROBATE DIVISION VICE OF A COPY OF THIS Probate Division best bidder for cash, at the Sara-. t. ,,, Aprl 27. 2005 i or rer i
and that the names and addresses Personal Representative: NOTICE ON THEM sota County Courthouse, 2000 526 West Green Street, Engle- ,
of d thosto whom t has been RICHARD J. ONEIL IN RE: ESTATE OF All other creditors.of the decedent NOTICE TO CREDITORS Main Street, Historic Courtroom, wood. Sarasota County, Floriea.
ssih below eir arney are se 503 A. Caribbean Drive MARVN M. SCHLESINGER, and other persons having claims or The administration of the estate of East Wing, Sarasota, Florida Fr, cI, I I.: rair .:1, ",e ,
Al creditors of the decent and Key Largo, Florida 33037 Deceased. demands against decedent's estate MELIDA R. ZEA, deceased, whose 34237 at 11:00 a.m. on reri 16 ,-,,-;, r,i .,reT,,,.,r.,.ry
other persons having claims or Attorney l I,u ,, r i,, ,,T,- r,: ,, iuriu .te,:.fd-. hwas May 30, 2005; 07/07/05. The highest bidder hfr"'t u,'.:.-'i reqjuer ,mrle i o',
demands against the decent's Representative File No. 2005-CP-004396-NC WTHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE File Number 2005-CP-005401- shall immediately post with the o- .r ,r r :.ra.I. cu:6 .
estate, including unmatured, con- RAYMOND E. MILLER Division: DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- NC, is pending in the Circuit Court Clerk, a deposit equal to 5% of the .'.:: ['e m:. .'l.a,r, ir, it.iour -,
tingent or unliquidated claims, on Attorney for Richard J O'Neil TION OF THIS NOTICE. for Sarasota County, Florida, Pro. final bid, The deposit must be cash ": ":"ri A r'.,ne '...T.P,,, r, c.
whom a copy of this notice is Flora Bar No: 115596 NOTICE TO CREDITORS ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED bate Division, the address of which or cashier's check .payable to the t.. Ie, ,r, ,he i.:u. iC,;,ur, 'T
served must file their claims with 218 Harbor Drive South (Summary Administration) WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL Clerk of the Circuit Court. Final ,' *-'i:',r,. Fh:,,d.n ter, -
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OR Venice, Florida 34285 FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF 34230-3079. The names and payment must be made on or C.,s ri 2005-CA-5585-NC. -'
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF Telephone: (941) 488-9641 TO ALL PERSONS HAVING THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE addresses of the personal repre- t,r. 5. (. m. ,:,' pf.A, r, .1 it i jN. I
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF PUBLISH: June 15, 22, 2005 CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. sentatives nr,.j r,.t personal repre- le I, x ,:r :.'"...: ,::r.r,-. KURT A. HOFFMAN. ESQUIRE
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS THE ABOVE ESTATE: NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME sentatives' attorney are set forth General Counsel
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE "IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, below.. Publish: 06/15/05 Sarasota County
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON SARASOTA COUNTY You are hereby notified that an ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) All creditors of the decedent and 06/22/05 Sheriffs Office "
THEM. PROBATE DIVISION Order of Summary Administration YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE other persons having claims 'or Post Office Box 4115
All other creditors of the decedent has been entered in the estate of DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH demands against decedent's Original notice to be returned to the Sarasota, Florida 34230
and personshaving claims or IN RE: ESTATE OF MARVIN M. SCHLESINGER, IS BARRED. estate, on whom a copy of this Clerk of the Circuit Court. Bill and Telephone (941) 861-4059
demands against the decedents JOHN E. MCMAHON, deceased, File Number 2005-. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI- notice is required to be served duplicate of notice to be mailed to (941) 861-5800
estate, including unmatured, con- Deceased CP-004396-NC, by the Circuit CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS must file their claims with this court Attorney for Plaintiff: MILAN
te ng un aed c: ur F. Sarasota County, Flori- JUNE 8, 2005. WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 BRKICH, ESQ, 1660 RINGLING PUBLISH: June 15, 22. 2005 ,
fie their claims with thiscourt File No.2005-CP-005128-NC .. headdresses of MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF BLVD, 2nd FLOOR, SARASOTA, FL
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE Division: which is P.O. Box 3079, Saraso- Personal Representative: THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF 34236. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
DATE 9F THE FIRST PUBLICA- ta, Florida 34230-3079; that the P SHARON PEARCE THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS PROCEEDINGSTURE
TION OF THIS NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS decedent's date of death was 12 Bob White Court AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE KAREN E. RUSHING .S
ALL CLAIMS NOT 0O FILED (Summary Administration) March 17, 2005; that the total Forked River, NJ 08731 OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON Clerk of the Circuit Court -,-0 An e tl,, o,,-, f nr-, ,r, .L ,r
WLL E NFOREVEBAR ED.N value of the estate is $53,227 and THEM. Sarasota County, Florida ,
NTWITHSTANDING THRE TIME TO ALL PERSONS HAVING that the names and addresses of Wellbaum & Wolff, P.A. All other creditors of the decedent By: Suzanne M. Pomerleau, ",
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST those to whom it has been Attorneys For Personal and other persons having claims or Deputy Clerk Nine Hundred and Ninety-Six '
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) THE ABOVE ESTATE: assigned by such order are: Representative demands against decedent's estate i e"Dollars
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE are hereby notified that an NAME 686 North Indiana Ave. Suite A must file their claims withthis court PUBLISH: June 15, 22, 2005 ($996.00) U.S. Currency
DECEDENRT'S DATE OFDEATH You are hereby notified that an NAME Englewood, FL 34223 WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
IS BARREDENT'S DATE OF DEATH Orderof Summary Administration Marilyn C. Berry 94-474-3241 DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF e Sarasota County .
Th date of the first publication of Ha Ee entered i eeate of R. W. WELLBAUM, JR., ESQ. TION OF THIS NOTICE. THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR Srst C
JOHN E. MCMAHON deceased ADDRida Bar N. 0176816 ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED CUT IN AND FOR SARASOTA Office seized the describe r
this Notice is June 15, 2005. File Number 2005-CP-005128- 444 Lake of the Woods Dr PUBLISH: June 8, 15, 2005 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. COUNTY, FLORIDA Mauty on AprLoul 5, 2005, at r
Persons to whom estate has NC, by the Circuit Court for Sara, Venice, FL 34293 *NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME Mni Way, Sarasota, Sarasota "
Persons to whom estate has sota County, Florida, Probate Divi- PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, Case No. 2005-CA-000918-SC ouy, FloSarasota, rao
W Tbeen assigned sion, the address of which is RP. ALL, INTERESTED PERSONS ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Division: Ciil advisedat you have a right to an,.
SWilliam T. Maderson, Jr. Box 3079, Sarasota, Florida ARE NOTIFIED THAT: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE / adve at you have a right to an
1229 16th Ave. 34230-3079; that the decedent's All creditors of the estate of the THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH FAIRWAY VILLAGE OF SARASOTA adversarial preliminary t hear ,,r
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 date of death was December 20, decedent and 'persons having COURT IN AND FOR IS BARRED. HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. h pore abe ae t r o
2004; that the total value of the claims or demands against the SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA The date of first publication of Plaintiffs), whether probable cause
and estate is $50,000.00 and that the estate of the decedent other than PROBATE DIVISION this notice Is June 8, 2005. maintain forfeiture complaint has bee f
names and addresses of those to those for whom provision for full vs.. forfeiture complaint has ber fl
Elizabeth Manderson whom it has been assigned by such payment was made in the Order of MARY ELLEN WRASSE, Personal Representatives: inhe Fr C ae N
67 The Downs order are: Summary Administration must file Deceased. MICHAEL P. ZEA KARIN HEALY, County, Florida, being Case No49
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 their claims with this court WITHIN 1609 Silver Creek Dr. Defendantss. 2005-CA-4904-NC.


NAME


Attorney for William T. Mander- Lynn Combs
son, Jr. and Elizabeth M. Man-
derson ADDRESS
DAVID R. CORNISH, ESQ. 1952 Zimme
Florida Bar No. 0225924 Fairborne, 01
355 W. Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285 NAME
Telephone: (941)-483-4246 Jeanne Ellis
PUBLISH: June 15, 22, 2005
IN THE CIRCUIT FOR ADDRESS
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA 619 E. Main
PROBATE DIVISION Springville, N


IN RE: ESTATE OF
SOPHIA K. O'NEIL,


rman Rd.
SH'45324



St.
IY 14141

e


NAME
Patricia Lisbe


THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERI-
OD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED.
The date of the first .publication of
this Notice is June 8, 2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Marilyn C. Berry


File No: 2005-CP-005028-NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS


Lynchburg, VA 24503
H. Greg Lee
Attorney for Personal


The administration of the estate of Representative
MARY ELLEN WRASSE, Florida Bar No. 0351301
deceased, File Number 2005- H. GREG LEE, P. A.
CP-005028-NC, is pending in the 2014 Fourth Street
Circuit Court for Sarasota County, Sarasota, Florida 34237
Florida, Probate Division, the' Telephone: (941)-954-0067
address of which is 4000 South Facsimile: (941)-365-1492
Tamiami Trail, Venice FL PUBUSH: June 8, 15, 2Q05
34293. The names and addresses
of the Personal'Representative and
the Personal Representative's attor- Advertise in
ney are set forth below. Th la ifi
All creditors of the decedent and The Classifieds!


NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pursuant to
the final judgment/order entered in
the above noted case, that I will sell
the following property situated in
Sarasota County, Florida, des-
cribed as:
LOT 38, FAIRWAY VILLAGE,,
PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 38, PAGE 1, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, to' the highest and


KURT A. HOFFMAN, ESQUIRE 4.
General Counsel 1
Sarasota County*4
Sheriff's Office *
Post Office Box 4115
Sarasota, Florida 34230"*
Telephone (941) 861-4059 1
(941) 861-5800.
PUBLISH: June 15, 22, 2005
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OPINION


PUBLISHER
ROBERT A. VEDDER
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FAX: (941) 484-8460
13A
WEDNESDAY
JUNE 15, 2005


OUR VIEW




Hope lives on for 1-75 funding
. :'.

irst-year Congressman Connie Mack
says there is still hope for federal fund-
ing to widen Interstate 75 in Southwest
Florida. We share Mack's hope.
The Republican congressman worked
hard this past year to get $72 million to widen
what has become a dangerous road espe-
cially in Lee and Collier counties. The appro-
priation was included in the House highway;
bill that called for $284 billion in spending.
The Senate upped the number to $295 mil-
lion but did not itemize how the funds would
be spent.
President George Bush has made it clear
he will veto any bill that carries a price tag of


more than $284 million. After all, someone
has to put a stop to the multi-trillion-dollar
deficit.
Why the president selected the highway
bill as an issue to make a stand on is baffling
- considering the tax cuts, trade deficits,
and money spent on homeland security and
the war in Iraq. Nevertheless, that is the situ-
ation Congress must deal with.
The two versions of the highway bill will
go into conference this week and next as des-
ignated negotiators from the House and
Senate attempt to work out their differences
on spending priorities. If they succeed, and
keep the spending at a level that is accept-


able to the president, the bill should survive. 86 cents or so per every dollar in tax money
Mack pins his hopes for the 1-75 funding' spent.
on the fact that two Florida Republicans Mack's office said to just get 90 cents back
John Mica and Mario Diaz-Balart-- will have on the dollar would make a big difference in
a voice on the conference committee that how many Florida roads could be improved.
will try to work out a compromise on the bill.' A spokesman for Mack said he 'had no
If congressmen are fair, Florida should information on what other state road pro-
receive its share of funds and 1-75 would be jects were left hanging on the outcome of the
at the top of the list. compromise. There are a number, however,
Florida has long been a donor state giv- and most all relate to the tremendous growth
ing more tax money to the highway fund the state has experienced and expects to
than it receives in return from Washington. continue in the coming years.
Debates on Capitol Hill over how much Keep your eye on Congress these next two
money each state receives are nothing new, weeks. Write other members, and the presi-
but it is time Florida received more than the dent. Perhaps 1-75 can still be made safer.


What do you value


in a community?.


JIMLEY
GUEST COLUMNIST


That was the question we
recently asked a group of resi-
dents in South Venice as we
began a series of six commu-
nity conversations that will
occur throughout the sum-
mer. We're urging you to share
with us what you perceive as
community values and to
delve into a deeper discus-
sion about our community's
future the legacy we want
to leave for our children and
our grandchildren.
Our purpose for these con-
versations is to explore how
we can continue to work
together to create a commu-
nity that keeps the best of
what we have and encourages
the things we value.
We all recognize that
Sarasota County is a special
place. But all too often we
focus solely on our problems.
Focusing on our assets, our
strengths, is a proven way to
bring us to a common under-
standing about the possibili-
ties that lay before us and take
the combined responsibility
to make it happen. This is the
basis of a "high performance
community."
This week Sarasota County
will host a conference on
transforming local govern-
ment sponsored by The In-
novation Groups. One of the
central themes Sarasota,
County will discuss, during
the conference is our effort to
foster a high-performance
community, one where citi-
zens aren't content to -simply
sit back and let government
govern, but instead take an
active role in the debates and
discussions that form public
policy.
A few years ago, we held a
number of listening sessions
throughout the community
and identified a number of
community issues. The com-.
munity conversations this
summer are the next logical,
step not of identifying
problems, but of creating an
opening for something new
to emerge.
We all have our own ideas
of place and government,
often driven by what we hear.
Our geography and social
diversity complicate matters
further.
But we need the combined
intensity of your passion to


work together to find oppor-
tunities for this legacy we
want to leave behind.
During the first communi-
ty conversation in South Ven-
ice, citizens identified a num-
ber of specific qualities -
such as our beaches, our
parks and the weather that
they value. Despite the differ-
ences in age, income 'and
neighborhoods, common
themes began to emerge from
the group discussions. Those
included economic sustain-
ability, affordable housing, a
strong educational system
and proactive planning.
When asked what their
role is in creating this com-
munity of the future, many of
the South Venice citizens
mentioned participation, vol-
unteering or setting an exam-
ple for others.
My challenge to you as res-
idents of Sarasota Countyis to
become more than a commu-
nity of taxpayers or con-
sumers of services. My chal-
lenge is to seek your active
engagement. Become involv-
ed in these conversations that
will shape our community of
the future, the legacy we leave
behind.
Legacies just don't happen.
They occur through careful
planning, hard work and con-
stant attention to details.
Make the issues that face
us today your issues. Faced
with budgetary and fiscal re-
straints on the one hand, and
mandates by state arid federal
officials on the other, local
governments are being push-
ed to the limit as they attempt
to balance the competing de-
mands of many stakeholders
and communities of interests.
Government alone can't
solve all the problems of, a
community. But through a
participatory, engaged citi-
zenry who have taken owner-
ship of an issue, local govern-
ment can move forward with
a shared vision for our future.
I invite you to join one of
the upcoming. community
conversations, in your own
neighborhood and I look for-,
ward to your participation.
Thank you very, very much
for your interest.
Jim Ley is Sarasota County
administrator. Upcoming
community conversation
dates are:June 27, Bayfront
Community Center
Exhibition Hall, 803 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; July
7, Englewood Sports
Complex, 1300 South River,
Road, Englewood; July 18,
Twin Lakes Park Conference
Room A Green Office
Complex, 6700 Clark Road,
Sarasota;Aug. 9, George
Mullen Activity Center, 4956
City Center Blvd., North Port.


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erRS FROM OUR READERSs parking, but notparks

Miller's plans address parking, but not parks


Editor:
At Mike Miller's presentation of his Waterfront Business.
District plan at the Venice Taxpayers League, the first thing I
noticed was a huge map with locations of the parks in Venice. I
wondered what Venice parks had to do with his proposal.
Then, as the presentation progressed, I knew. He was trying
to imply that Venice has plenty of parks and therefore there was
no need for him to leave any green space in his Waterfront
Business District.
I disagree. To gain permission to build those three gigantic
waterfront towers, he promised to build a park.
His plans now show no green space. The entire area will be
covered with structures too large for that small area. Why so
much?
I spoke with two shopowners on Venice Avenue and asked if
this new business district would negatively impact them. They
felt it would and joked about how customers would be able to
cross Business 41 to get to Venice and Miami avenues.
He said he plans to run shuttles from his business district to
other parts of the city. Will he pay for the shuttles, or will the
riders or the taxpayers?
He needs to rethink his plans. Scale it down. Leave some
decent-size green spaces. Consider his neighbors.
Although he has proposed building two movie theaters for
Venice, for which everyone is overjoyed, he should not be given
carte blanche in any of his upcoming building proposals.
Perhaps building the theaters should be first on his priority
list.
Maxine Barnitt
Venice


Quit stalling in
aviation stories
Editor:
As a life-long pilot and avi-
.ation journalist, I am on a
one-man mission to educate
all newspaper reporters on
one aspect of aviation knowl-
edge: stalls.
An airplane engine never
"stalls out." An airplane en-
gine quits, shuts down, or
stops operating, but never,
and I mean never, stalls.
In aviation, a stall means
that the wing is no longer de-.
veloping lift, usually due to
not enough airspeed. Na-
turally, the complete story is a
little more complicated, but
please remember that by def-
inition, an airplane engine


may quit, but can never
"stall."

James Aronovsky
Venice

Housing initiative will
have ripple effect
Editor:
Hooray for the initiative by
Gulf Coast Community Foun-
dation of Venice to promote
workforce housing in the I-
75-Laurel Road area. It is good
news for local professionals
who have been seeking
homes closer to where they
work.
There can also be some
cause for joy among nonpro-
. fessional workers waitress-
es, retail workers, tradespeo-


ple, bus drivers who will
have the possibility of moving
into the safe and healthy
rental sites that the profes-
sional employees will vacate.
The area from Nokomis to
North Port is blessed with
many intelligent and caring
people. These folks who con-
tribute so much to the social
capital of our area could do
even more with another grub-
stake from the foundation
and the donation of escheat-
ed lots into a land trust by
North Port and Sarasota
County.
Also, any envisioning of a
better housing future cannot
ignore the expertise of the
developers from the private
sector. Profits and dividends
of goodwill flow to those
entrepreneurs who are willing
to partner with their fellow
citizens from the public and
nonprofit sectors to enhance
the housing opportunities in
our community.'
In Venice itself, there will
be seven remediated acres at
Pinebrook Park as part of the
EPA deal with the city that
could be developed. Instead.
of earmarking them for recre-
ational purposes, perhaps
they can be offered to a devel-
oper who would commit to
building a combination of
workforce homes and afford-
able rental housing for mu-
nicipal employees, plus dwell-
ings for some of the needy
among our elderly citizens.
Lawrence Glynn
Venice

Give up freedoms
and terrorists win
Editor:
Venice Municipal Airport is
a public airport, the keyword
here being "public," just like


an interstate highway is a
public road. There is a fence
around the airport to keep
hazards out, but the airport
still belongs to all of us, the
public.
The one thing terrorists
despise about us is our free-
doms; however, in the name
of fighting terrorism there are
those who are willing to give
up those freedoms, thus al-
lowing the terrorists to pre-
vail.
You wouldn't let your
plumber take out your ap-
pendix, so why in the world
would we leave airport secu-
rity decisions.in the hands of
reporters, politicians and oth-
ers?
Timothy McVeigh rented a
truck to blow up a building
and kill dozens of innocent
lives, but there are no head-
line stories about the numer-
ous truck rental businesses in
town. The USS Cole was
attacked by terrorists using a
small boat, but I don't see
anyone challenging weekend
boaters at the public boat
-ramps. So; why all the hype
about a guy being able to walk
around the airport and look at
the small planes?
I have the privilege of be-
ing a commercial pilot and
my job is flying a police heli-
copter. I got the bug, to fly
because as a child, my dad
and I walked around a public
airport, looking at the planes.
My dad flew in the Navy and
he became interested in fly-
ing because as a child he was
able to ride his bicycle around
his local airport.
Airplanes, rental trucks or
small boats don't inflict ter-
rorism on anyone. It's radical
extremists that do, but until
we put aside political correct-
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Just leave sex offenders alone


Victims. It is absolutely ridiculous that your newspaper has
printed ".Guess who lives next door." There are no circum-
stances to what these people were convicted for, if they were
convicted. There's a person on here I know in particular who
was not convicted. It is in the papers in the court. Now you're
going to scare all these people into thinking these people are
attackers when they're not. It could be when they were 18 and
the person they had a relationship with was 16 and the parents
decided to press charges. This is ridiculous and ludicrous.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The names in this story came from the state's list of
registered sex offenders. If you know someone whose name is wrongly
on that list, he should take steps to have it removed.


Keep their cars. I am so in
favor of the opinion, Drive ille-
gally, lose your car. I was rear-
ended in a collision that totally
demolished my car. The driver
of the car that hit me had no
insurance and a revoked
license for reckless driving..
Then three or four days later I
saw him coming out of the
party store with a six-pack of
beer and drive away.
De-board. Regarding Sara-
sota Memorial's briefing city
council on its plans to come
to Venice: How magnanimous
of the mayor to state that he is
an unpaid trustee on the
board of the Venice Regional
Medical Center and expects
the public to believe he has
no conflict of interest. Re-
member, he had his picture
plastered all over billboards
for the heart center when it
was Bon Secours. Is he naive
or does he think the public is
stupid? Public officials should
not serve on such boards and
should be prevented from
doing so.
Height fan. Not everyone
in Venice is against tall build-
ings. I for one feel the Wharf
condominium project would
be a real aesthetic addition to
the city. It would certainly
improve the northern en-
trance to the city to have con-
tlominiums on the west side
of Business 41 balancing the
condominiums on the east
side of Business 41.
Float on. I feel the no-wake
zones around Venice should
be expanded. The last time I
was in Venice Inlet, these
small boats were going so fast


Iwas afraid theywere going to
hit something. They most
definitely need to be expand-
ed and enforced. They need
to have personal flotation
devices also. They're an acci-
dent waiting to happen: They
either hit something or fall in
the water.
Congress inaction. Con-
gress recently passed an $82
billion emergency spending
bill to fund military opera-
tions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It took several months be-
cause congressmen on both
sides of the aisle piggybacked
special projects know as pork.
These consist of such expen-
ditures as a fish hatchery in
Montana, national park roads
in California, emergency wet-
land protection in California
and a water treatment project
in Mississippi. These projects
slowed down the original bill.
Congress should be ashamed
of itself, putting our troops in
jeopardy with these delays.
Now Congress is debating the
funding for the Veterans
Administration for the year
2006; it is recommended to
receive a 2.4 percent increase,
barely enough to cover the
increased cost of living for the
staff, let alone expected pa-
tients growth. Again, shame
on Congress. My vital med-
ication, which I have been
receiving for a number of
years, has been discontinued
and is no longer available in
light of the pork projects.
Thanks a lot, Congress, for
putting your interests ahead
of the veterans.
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hand here is that of ignorant.
human beings causing this
planet's demise. The more
buying, selling and building
we do, the more we are de-
stroying this great land and all
of its wonderful creatures. We
are setting ourselves up for
disaster, and eventually there
will be no land left to walk on,
never mind financially to
profit from. Is it really worth
the sacrifice and suffering of
humans and animals just for
a few bucks? What difference
is it going to make when we all
become extinct? So, if you
"own" a piece of Mother
Nature's precious land that
belongs to an endangered
species, leave it alone. Give it
back to Mother Nature and
help her to replenish the
endangered species popula-
tion. We as human beings
have stolen so much from
Mother Nature, it's time to
give her back as much as we
can before it's too late.
Not making sense. I'm ap-
palled at the Venice City Coun-
cil even considering stopping
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
from moving to Laurel Road.
The better of the hospitals will
survive. That's the way of life.
Venice City Council should
stay out of it, Sarasota Mem-
orial Hospital has a good track
record; they're a nonprofit; our
tax base goes to them. Sounds
like we're supporting a for-
profit hospital. It doesn't make
sense.
Go around. I have a remark
to make about senior drivers.
Most of them appear to be
pretty careful and I have
parents who are seniors -
but there's one thing I just can't
understand: The senior driver
in the right lane stopped, wait-
ing to hop into the left lane to
make a left turn at an intersec-
tion. Now, this is a person who
has all the time in the world.
Why can't they just go around
the block and get to their desti-
Tnation from another way,
rather than cut across traffic
and hold up traffic?
Use cops. Instead of wait-
ing for the installation of cam-
eras to catch those who run
red lights, why can't the police
be stationd on both sides of
41, especially at Venice Ave-
nue? Cruising Capri Isles and
Pinebrook to catch an occa-
sional speeder isn't the best
use of their time.


Talking about drug use is Step 1


BY LISA PHILLIPS
GUEST COLUMNIST


In Sarasota County, results
of the 2004 Sarasota County
Florida Youth Survey of high
school students indicate that
one out of two drinks alcohol
on a regular basis, one out of
three reports episodes of
binge drinking and one out of
four smokes marijuana on a
regular basis.
Results of the 2004 Com-
munities That Care Survey of
middle school students indi-
cate that about one out of five.
drinks alcohol on a regular
basis, one out of 10 reports
episodes of binge drinking
and one out of 20 smokes
marijuana on a regular basis.
Sarasota children's average
age for beginning drug use is
13 years, 4 months.
Why is this of concern? The
younger a person is when
beginning drug use, the more
likelihood there is for addic-
tion. There is also an in-
creased likelihood for epi-
sodes of juvenile, delinquen-
cy, teen pregnancy, becoming
a school dropout, violence
and associated problems.
More than one in 10 par-
'ents say they have never spo-
ken to their kids about drugs,
double the rate of six years
ago, according to a new sur-
vey conducted by the Part-
nership for a Drug-Free,
America.
Moreover, while few par-
ents currently use drugs,
many who came of age in the
late '70s and early '80s ex-
pressed little concern about
drug experimentation among
their own kids.
"While the vast majority of
parents have left old habits
behind, they're carrying old
attitudes and beliefs for-
ward,"' said Steve Pasierb,
president and CEO of PDFA.


"If old habits die hard, the
data suggest lax attitudes
about drugs die even harder."
How can you tell if your
child is using drugs or alco-
hol? It is difficult, because
changes in mood or attitudes,
unusual temper outbursts,
changes in sleeping habits
and changes in hobbies or
other interests are common
in teens. What should you
look for?
Watch list for parents
Changes in friends
Negative changes in
schoolwork, missing school
or declining grades
Increased secrecy about
possessions or activities
Use of incense, room
deodorant or perfume to hide
smoke or chemical odors
Subtle changes in conver-
sations with friends, e.g. be-
ing more secretive, using
"coded" language
Changes in clothing choic-
es; new fascination with
clothes that highlight drug use
Increase in borrowing
money
Evidence of drug para-
phernalia, such as pipes, roll-
ing papers, etc.
Evidence of use of in-
halant products (such as hair-
spray, nail polish, correction
fluid, -common household
products); rags and paper
bags are sometimes used as
accessories
Bottles of eye drops, which
may be used to mask blood-
shot eyes or dilated pupils
New use of mouthwash
or breath mints to cover up
the smell of alcohol
Missing prescription
drugs, especially narcotics
and mood stabilizers
Parents and other older
adults are the first line of
defense when it comes to a
child's drinking or drug use.


And you do make a differ-
ence.
Simple steps to
prevent problems
Set rules. Let your teen
know that drug and alcohol
use is unacceptable and that
these rules are set to keep him
or her safe.
Praise and reward good
behavior for compliance and
enforce consequences for
noncompliance.
Know where your teen is
and what he or she will be do-
ing during unsupervised time.
Talk to your teen. While
shopping or riding in the car,
casually ask him how things
are going at school, about his
friends, what his plans are for
the weekend, etc.
Keep them busy, espe-
ciallybetween 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
and into the evening hours.
Check on your teenager.
Occasionally check in to see
that your kids are where they
say they're going to be and that
they are spending time with
whom they say they are with.
Spend time together as a
family regularly and be in-
volved in your kids' lives. Cre-
ate a bond with your child.
Get to know your teen's
friends (and their parents) by
inviting them over for dinner
or talking with them at your
teen's soccer practice, dance
rehearsal or other activity.
Take time to learn the
facts about marijuana and
underage drinking and talk to
your teen about their harmful
health, social, learning and
mental effects on young
users.
For information or to sched-
ule a presentation, contaqt922-
7233 orinfo@scosa.org.

Lisa Phillips is executive
director of Sarasota Coalition
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LETTERS from page 13A


ness and go after the real
problem, our freedoms will
continue to disappear and,
sadly, the terrorist will prevail.

Jeffrey Hesoun
Venice
Points for all to ponder
Editor:
People can change their,
minds, attitudes, or clothes,
not their natures.
Children see what theywant
to see, but repress the rest


Showoffism indicates a
deep inferiority complex of
severely damaged souls.
Should we not let the United
Nations be the world police-
men for the next generation?
Forcing democracy on other
countries by arms and war is
the oxymoronic politics.
The only time we will have
true peace is when the prince
of peace returns.
Too many can never do
anything right, and they
whine about it constantly.


Two losers have never
evolved into a household of
winners with children.
With all the muld-billions
spentso far, howmanyterrorists
have been brought to justice?
I am certainly glad that we
are not nation-building in the
Middle East.
We need some "foresight"
leaders rather than "hind-
sight" crusaders.

Thomas W. Simmons
Sarasota


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Sable Trace lawsuit settled


A development dispute between North Port,
homeowners and the golf course's parent
company has been worked out, with the area
getting a championship replica course and
more condos.


BY GEORGE MCGINN
STAFF WRITER


City officials asked for
"wow," and they got it.
What Charlotte Golf offi-
cials presented to North Port
was an 18-hole champi-
onship course and residential
development called "Valente
at Sabal Trace," said Rob
Robinson, attorney for the
city.
It also will be a replica
course, where nine of the 18
holes will be reproductions of
famous holes from golf cours-
es from around the world.
"An example is the 18th
hole, which will be a replica of
the famous par-3 island green
at St. Augustine," Jim Blucher,
vice chair of the Sabal Trace
Homeowners Alliance, wrote
in a statement.
The city and Charlotte Golf
Partners have reached an
agreement in principle, Rob-
inson reported to city com-
missioners Monday.
After a 12-hour mediation
Friday, the city, Charlotte Golf
and the Sabal Trace Home-
owners Alliance reached a
deal that may put'an end to
the more than two years of lit-
igation.
At the most recent media-
tion in May, Robinson said he
"hammered it in" to Charlotte
Golf its plans they filed were
bland and only pertained to
high-density housing.
"They abandoned their
plans and started from
scratch," Robinson said.
"To offset the cost, they
(Charlotte Golf) are going to
build approximately 625
homes made up of four-story
condos located at the en-


trance and along the new
aqua driving range and the
new 18th replica signature
hole," Blucher stated.
"There will also be 26 clus-
ters of five-plex, two-story
townhouses located on the
fairways," Blucher stated,
adding these homes will be
built along holes one, two,
three, five, seven, eight, 11, 12
and 16.
"With this new project, all
current homes will increase
in value based on the quality
of the, new golf course,"
Blucher said.


"With this new project,
all current homes will
increase in value
based on the quality
of the new golf
course."
Jim Blucher, Sabal
Trace Homeowners
Alliance vice chair


Concessions
In a separate statement,
Jack Fournier, chair of the
alliance, wrote, "It had be-
come apparent that the city
was ready to approve a plan
presented at the opening
three-party meeting."
Fournier continued his
statement: "In our estimation
the city was not going to take
any chances at all that they
would be liable for an $18
million judgment in favor of
the Charlotte Golf Partners.


As an intervener in the medi-
ation, we had only one vote
and it became quite evident
that if we withdrew that the
city and golf course would
settle on the plans presented
without changes."
Fournier stated the al-
liance supported a number of
concessions to the plan, in-
cluding:
Withdrawal of Charlotte
.Golf's current plan for 800
homes with the present
course intact but with com-
promised fairways.
Construction of a new
"replica" golf course. The
course will qualify for Senior
Tour and LPGA tourna-
ments.
Charlotte Golf lowering
the height of the fairway
buildings from three stories
to two stories.
A reduction in density
from 800 homes to 625.
The elimination of two
townhouse sites.
Charlotte Golf's agree-
ment to grandfathering cur-
rent member fees for five
years.
Charlotte Golf's agree-
ment to pay for traffic calm-,
ing, lights, lanes, etc.
Making it a deed-restrict-
ed community.
"We will have a very
unique golf course; nothing
like it (exists) in Florida,"
Robinson said.
Robinson said Charlotte
Golf will have to go through
all the development review
processes, and will start by
redesigning the golf course
first.
"They (Charlotte Golf) will
keep one nine open while
working on the other,"
Robinson said. "The course
will be closed for 60 days
while they prepare their
grand opening."

You can e-mail George
McGinn at: gmcginn
@sun-herald.com.


This Florida scrub jay has just found some food. The Florida scrub jay is protected under both
state and federal laws. In addition, scrub habitats, nests and eggs are also protected by these \
regulations.

Scrub jays: Unique, interesting, problematic


BY GEORGE MCGINN
STAFF WRITER


Habitat
current
help p


The Florida scrub jay is the The
only bird that is restricted with m
exclusively to the Florida ing and
Peninsula, does not migrate Meese
and mates in lifelong pairs. The
These reasons, combined direct
with growth in the area, mean ment,
the scrub jay population in
Sarasota County is decreasing Cnrisis
by 6 percent annually, said Sarx
Amy Meese, manager of Sara- habitat
sota County's Natural Re- habitat
source Department. jays, v
At this rate the decline birds i
means local extinction is like- Meese
ly eventually. The
Meese estimates more lar in
than 85 percent of scrub jay- migrat
compatible habitat has been, spring
lost or altered by humans in establi
the last 50 years. Scrub j
City commissioners and in an
residents heard a presenta- remov
tion from Meese on the status there;
of the scrub jay and its habitat die.
in North Port. City
Meese also explained the sa Can


at Conservation Plan
.tly being developed to
protect the scrub jay.
* plan is one of action,
management, monitor-
d acquisition segments,
said..
e scrub jay's habitat is in
conflict with develop-
she said.


asota County is seeing
t loss, fragmentation of
t and even loss of scrub
with the population of
n the county at a crisis,
said.
Scrub jay is so particu-
territory it does not
:e, Meese said. Male off-
; will look nearby to
sh their own territory.
jays already established
area that has habitat
ed might try to survive
but most likely they'll

commissioner Vanes-
rusone was concerned


about the timing of the up-
date.
"Sarasota, built out; Venice,
built out; Nokomis, built out.
That's why we have (no) scrub
jay habitat," Carusone said.
Meese said North Port was
first surveyed in 2004 because
of the abandoned lots that
were central to a recent dis-
pute between the county and
city.
Meese said the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service went one
step further and worked with
the city's planning staff and
identified, by parcel ID, lots
that have scrub jay habitat or
scrub jays on them.
The bottom line is there
are no unbuildable lots in
Sarasota County and the reg-
ulations will remain the same
for developing on lots with
,scrub jay habitats, Meese
said.


You can e-mail George
McGinn at: gmcginn
@sun-herald.com.


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OBITUARIES


16A VENICE GONDOLIER SUN


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2005


Steven A. Aslakson
Steven Alan Aslakson of
Nokomis died Monday, June
13, 2005. He was 51.
He was born Feb. 27, 1954,
in Minneapolis, Minn., and
came to the area three years
ago from there. He was an en-
trepreneur.
Survivors include his wife,
Louise of Nokomis; his step-
mother, Evie of Edina, Minn.;
two sisters, Jan Niederer and
Pam Berene, both of Minne-,
sota; and two brothers, Bruce
and David, both of Minne-
sota.
Ewing Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, 34238.
Walton G. Bowers
Walton Grey Bowers of
Venice died Saturday, June 11,
2005. He was 93.
He was born Aug. 14,1911,
in Franklin, WVa., and came
to Venice in 1972 from East
Northport, N.Y. He was an
aeronautical engineer for the
Space Craft Division of Re-
public Aviation Corp., which'
is now Fairchild Hiller, in
Farmingdale, N.Y. 'He was a
member of the South Venice
Civic Association and attend-
ed Emmanuel Lutheran


Church.
Survivors include a son,
Jeffrey of Venice; and a sister,
Mary Alice Grove of Cleve-
land, Ohio.
Services: Visitation will be
Wednesday, June 15, 11 a.m.-1
p.m. with services following at
Lemon Bay Funeral Home,
Venice Chapel. Burial will take
place at Gulf Pines Memorial
Park in Englewood.
Ford R. Dunn
Ford Robert Dunn of Ven-
ice died Saturday, June 11,
2005. He was 88.
He was born Dec. 29, 1916,
in Pinckneyville, Ill. He was a
school teacher in Perry
County, Ill., for more than 40
years. He was a member of
the First Baptist Church of
Pinckneyville, where he
taught Sunday school.
Survivors include his wife,
Clodine; two daughters, Jack-
ie Ann Gann of Jonesboro,
Ga., and Jill Marie Baue of
Cartersville, Ga.; and a step-
daughter, Erin Witherspoon
of Florida.
Services: Services will be held
Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m., at
the First Baptist Church,
Pinckneyville. Interment will be
in the Mueller Hill Cemetery,
Pinckneyville.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to the,


Alzheimer's Association.
Marvel R. Houseworth
Marvel R. (Shalter) House-
worth of Edgar Springs, Mo.,
formerly of Venice, died Sat-
urday, June 11, 2005. She was
84.
She was born Jan. 8, 1921,
in Continental, Ohio.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Linda Sherbno of Edgar
Springs; a son, Gary ofVenice;
a brother, Richard L. Shalter
of Continental; seven grand-
children; and six great-grand-
children.
Services: Memorial services will
be at a later date in Venice. Fox
Funeral Home of Licking, Mo., is
in charge of arrangements.
Skyler Kuzniarek
Skyler Kuzniarek of Venice
died June 12, 2005. He was 9.
He was born in Colorado
Springs, Colo., on Oct. 27,
1995, and came to Venice
three years ago from Macoh,
Ga. He was on the Venice
Little League Alley Cats team
and was involved with Cub
ScoutPack 311..
Survivors, include his par-
ents, Tom and Elisa; his bro-
ther, Julien; his paternal
grandparents, Richard and
Margareta of Las Vegas, Nev.;
and his maternal grandpar-
ents, Alvin and Carol Laugh-


lin of Guatemala.
Services: The family invites any-
one who wishes to celebrate his
life to a memorial service to be
held at Venezia Park underneath
the Australian pines on
Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m.
Farley Funeral Home is in charge
of arrangements.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Venice
Little League, P.O. Box 2154,
Venice, 34284.
Tressie L. Okamoto
Tressie L. Okamoto of Bra-'
denton, formerly of Venice,
died Thursday, June 9, 2005.
She was 84.
She was bom Feb. 14, 1921,
in Nellis, W.Va. She was em-
ployed by Michigan Bell as an
operator manager, retiring in
1978.
She was a member of the
Harmswood Red Hat Society,
The Villages, .Telephone Pio-
neers of America, and the
Venice Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 11 years, William K.;
two stepdaughters, Grace
Smith of North Port and
Carolyn Hatfield of Center-
line, Mich.; a brother, Okey
Burgess Jr. of Estero, Fla.; five
grandchildren; and 10 great-
grandchildren.
Services: Services and inter-
ment will be in White Chapel


Cemetery, Troy, Mich. Ewing
Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements.
Patterson memorial
A Remembrance of Life
Celebration for family and
friends in honor of Barry
Patterson will be' held
Saturday,
June 25, 1-5
p.m. at Oscar
Scherer State
Park, Osprey.
There will be
a pig roast,
hamburgers
and hot dogs.
Bring your Patterson
own drinks
and a covered
dish and come celebrate
Barry's life.
Charles P. Powell
Charles P Powell of Venice,
died Friday, June 10, 2005. He
was 87.
He was bornApril21,1918,
in Pittsburgh, Pa., and came
to Venice 20 years ago from
there.
He was the owner of C.
Powell Chevrolet and C.
Powell Pontiac in Pittsburgh
and Washington, Pa., before
he retired in 1980.
He was a 32nd degree
Mason and 50-year member
of the Pittsburgh Masonic


Lodge.
In Venice, he was a mem-
ber of the Capri Isles Golf
Club and Venice Presbyterian
Church.
Survivors include his wife,.
Aline of Venice; and a daugh-
ter, Pam of Stamford, Conn.
Services: Services will be pri-
vate. Farley Funeral Home is in
charge of. arrangements.
Truman Schmidt
STruman Schmidt of
Nokomis died Satur-
day, June 11, 2005. He
was 89.
He was born Aug. 31, 1915,
in Detroit, Mich., and was a
retired office manager for
Michigan Mutual Liability.
He served in the U.S. Air
Corps during World War II
and attended Epiphany Ca-
thedral in Venice.
Survivors include his wife,
Virginia; a son, William Terry
of Harrison Township, Mich.;
a stepson, James Perkins of
Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister,
Marie Marsh of New Balti-
more, Mich.; and five grand-
children.
Services: A memorial service
will be held at 10 a.m. Friday,
June 17, at Epiphany Cathedral.
Contributions: Memorial dona-
tions may be made to Hospice
of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, 34238.


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Body found
A man's body was found in
the ABC Liquor store parking
lot, 1741 South Tamiami Trail,,
Saturday morning.
The man was identified as
Lorenzo M. Buglione, 46, 1200
block Cambridge Drive, Ven-
ice. He was an unemployed
machinist, according to the
police report.
"We have no indication
that the death was a homi-
cide," Sarasota County Sher-
iff's Lt. Chuck Lesaltato said,
"so the medical examiner has
him and we're waiting for the
toxicology report. It is an open
investigation."
Buglione's body, was dis-
covered by a store employee
at 8:15 a.m.
Police believe the body had
been there for up to several
hours.
Investigators alsc learned
that Buglione had a room at
the Days Inn, across the
street.
They discovered Buglione's
room was in disarray.
Motel workers .reported
seeing Buglione about noon


Friday. They said he appeared
to be under the influence of
alcohol or drugs.
Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office arrests
. Craig M. Hoggan, 33, 200
block South Parkview Drive,
Venice. Charge: probation
violation. Bond: $2,500.
David R. Aronson, 50,300
block Lake Road,. Venice.
Charge: leaving the scene of
an accident without giving
information, reckless driving,
Bond: $750. *.
Catherine P. McLoughlin,
33, 200 block Pecan Lane,
Nokomis. Charge: probation
violation. Bond: $5,000.
Peter K. Donovan, 23, 500
block Pavonia Road, Noko-
mis. Charge: probation viola-
tion, contempt. Bond: $500.
James E. Arnold, 34, 700
block Bird Bay Way, Venice.
Charge: aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon. Bond:
$1,500.
Raymond E. Morrison, 38,
1500 block Lemon Bay Drive,
Venice. Charges: no valid dri-
ver license, no motorcycle


endorsement on driver li-
cense. Bond: $620.
Stephen N. McDonough,
32, 200 block West Palmetto
Road, Nokomis. Charge: DUI.
Bond: $500.
Robert Pittman, 47, 6100
block Pheasant Road, Venice.
Charges: tampering with
physical evidence, possession
of cocaine, possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond: $500.
John R. Frederick, 41, 100
block N. Revenna 'St., Noko-
mis. Charge: false report of a
crime. Bond: $120.
Maria E. Hernandez, 24,
400 block Kenwood Ave.,;
Nokomis. Charge: neglect of a
child. Bond: no listing.
Timothy C. Nuhn, 36, 300
block Otter Creek, Venice.
Charge: fugitive warrant.
Bond: no listing.
Nicole Burt, 19, 100 block
W. Firenze Ave., Venice. Charge:
petit theft. Bond: $120. '
Shawn E Edgecombe, 39,
500 block South Tamiami.
Trail, Nokomis. Charges: pos-
session of cocaine, resisting
arrest with violence. Bond:
$2,000. .,


SCAT offers ride for dime to area youth


Sarasota CountyArea Tran-
sit is once again offering its
popular "Dime a Ride" Sum-
mer Freedom program, which
allows students up to age 18
to ride the bus one way on
any regular SCAT route for
only 10 cents from May 25-,
Sept. 3.
. That's a sizeable drop from
the regular bus fare of 50
cents per ride; or 25 cents for
seniors (age 65 and over) and
persons with disabilities. Plus;
said Mobility General Man-
ager Jim, Harriott, "All the

SHARON GRAY
Sharon "Sheri" Gray, 51, Houston,
Texas formerly of St. Petersburg,
Florida, died May 7, 2005 at
Hermann Memorial Hospital,
Houston, Texas.
She was the daughter of Grigsby J,
and Ola Vee Wrede Montgomery.
The granddaughter of Thomas M.
and Ola B. Wrede, the great
granddaughter of Alfred and
Rebecca Caroline Wrede, and the
great. great granddaughter of Rev.
Jessie Knight.
She was a graduate of St.
Petersburg High School, St.
Petersburg College and receive her
Bachelor of Accounting, at Florida
State University. Tallahassee. She
was employed for twenty-five years,
Controller, River Oaks County
Club, Houston.
She is survived by her mother Ola
Vee Wrede Montgomery, cousins
Charles and Jeanne Wrede, Atlanta,
Georgia, Kareii Wrede Greeson,
Lakeland, Florida.
A Memorial Service will be held at
Lakeview Presbyterian Church,
1310 22nd Avenue South, St.
Petersburg, Florida, June 17th at
2:30. Interment will be in the
Knight Historical Cemetery,
Nokomis, Florida June 18 at 2:00
o'clock. 225176


buses are equipped with bike
racks, so it's easy to bring your
bicycle along. It's an inexpen-
sive way to get to jobs, the
beaches, parks, camps, li-
braries and movie theaters."
No bus passes are required
to receive the discounted rate,


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although proof of age may be
requested from older teen-
agers.
The rate is good on all reg-
ular SCAT routes, excluding
SCAT-Plus and the Veterans
Bus.


LaMorte hires California lawyer


BY TOMMY MCINTYRE
STAFF WRITER'


Accused child molester
and former Venice High
School swim coach James La-
Morte Sr. has hired a Cali-
fornia attorney.
"We were contacted first
when it became clear that
action was going to be taken,
by the (Florida) state attor-
ney," said Kristine Burk, of the
Woodland Hills, Calif., law
firm Criminal Defense Asso-
ciates. "I've already met with
him face-to-face."
. Burk would not say where
the meeting took place. na!
LaMorte, 63, is free on a
$100,000 bond after turning,
himself in to authorities June
9.
He is charged with sexual
battery, handling or fondling
a child under 16 years old
(two counts) and sexual activ-
ity with a child by a person
over 18 years old.
At least five adult men have
told investigators that La-
Morte molested them when
they were teenagers.
In hiring Burk, 38, LaMorte
is defying conventional wis-
dom.
"Why wouldn't it make
more sense to hire somebody
local, somebody who knows
the system, knows the play-
ers, knows their way around
here," one well-known attor-
ney said.
Burk has been described as


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Plaque hold the acids released by bacteria in firm, prolonged contact
with the tooth. These acids react chemically with the minerals in the
enamel and dissolve them. Decay usually begins with a tiny pit on the
surface, which enlarges to become a cone-shaped "soft spot" of
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a "hotshot" by another local
attorney.
She said that didn't sur-
prise or offend her.
"I guess that's kind of an
underhanded compliment,"
she said. "I suppose to a small
town any lawyer from Cali-
fornia is a hotshot." .
Pandora's box
Burk said she believes that
LaMorte's original $1 million
bond may have been driven
by public outcry.
"In my part of the country,
yes," she said, "a $1,000,000
bond.would have, been-con-
sidered politically motivat-
ed."
Burk said bonds are not
designed to punish. She said
they are only meant to ensure
that a defendant will show up
in court.
She said the state law
(ES.S. 775.15(b)) that allowed
prosecutors to move forward
appears to be fraught with
problems.
ES.S. 775 states essentially
that the statute of limitations
may be eclipsed if a "public
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is, or was, a public employee
even though the statute does
not specifically include teach-
ers.
"That is an aggressive
interpretation of 775," Burk
said, "a novel theory that I
think could open Pandora's
Box."
She said she hopes a court
will toss the case out before it
even gets to trial.

You can e-mail Tommy
McIntyre at: tincintyre
@venicegondolier.com.

LYNN F. HAMMETT
62, of Venice, FL died June 13,
2005. She was born October 14,
1942 in Nashville, Tennessee and
moved to this area in 1965 from
Clearwater.
She graduated from Winter Park
High School in 1960 and graduated
from the University of Tennessee.
Memphis with a Registered Dental
Hygienist Degree. She was a Dental
Hygienist and a Realtor for Michael
Saunders for 11 years, retiring in
1991. She.was a member of St.
Marks Episcopal Church .
She is survived by her husband Dr.
Richard G. Hammett of Nokomis.
FL; son Trey & Kris Hammell or
Atlanta, GA; son Chuck ,& Bobbi
Hammett of Tallahassee, FL; sister
Leslie Meffer of Marble, NC; father
Charles L. Furr of Melhourne, FL;
grandchildren Tatc, .Adidison.
Jonathan, & Reagan.
A Memorial Service will be held on
Friday, June 17, 2005, 11:00 AM at
St. MNlark Episcopal Church. .
Memorial Donations to be made to
St. Marks Episcopal Church, Lynn
Hammett Memorial Fund, 508
Riviera Street, Venice, FL 34285.
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summer

Betsy Carter, author of
"Orange Blossom," published
by Algonquin Books, will be
signing books at 7 p.m. today,
Wednesday, June 15, at
Sarasota News & Books, 1341
Main St.
June 17, Les Standiford,
author of "Meet You in Hell:
Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay
Frick and the Bitter Part-
nership That Transformed
America," will be at the store
to sign books at 7 p.m. To
reserve signed copies of either
book, call 365-6332.

While you are doing the
Stingray Shuffle in the shallow
water along the Venice Beach
this summer, imagine getting
up close to still more marine
creatures. Oceanic Society
Expeditions give adventure-
some travelers a choice of
natural history and research
expedition trips to a variety of
intriguing destinations.
Space is still available on
summer 2005 trips to Belize,
where participants will get up
close to dolphins in the wild
on an authentic research
expedition. No previous re-
search experience is required.
Work with field biologists as
part of the team. Trips are
going out of Miami for seven
days, July 2, July 9, July 16,
Aug. 6, Oct. 22 at various
intervals throughAug. 5,2006.
Other research expeditions
involve diving, coral reef
monitoring and studies of
Costa Rica humpback whales,
Suriname sea turtles and
some additional dolphin pro-,
jects. Prices range upward
from $1,400 per person, plus
airfare.
Natural history expeditions
are educational experiences,
guided by an Oceanic Society
naturalist, and, when possi-
ble, local guides. Considered
"soft adventures," these trips
can be enjoyed by anyone in
general good health. Some of
the opportunities include an
eight-day Amazon Odyssey,
nine days in Antarctica, a Baja
West Coast Whales & Sea of
Cortes, snorkeling in Belize,
seeing whale shale sharks in
Belize in April and May 2006,
a trip to the Galapagos Is-I
lands, a Kenya safari and
Chumbe Island snorkeling,
snorkeling in Micronesia or
checking out orcas and grizzly
bears at Vancouver Island.
Costs range upward from
approximately $2,000 per per-
son, plus airfare for the natur-
al history expeditions.
To learn more about these
or other opportunities to par-
ticipate in either research or
natural history expeditions,
call (800) 326-7491 or (415)
441-1106 or visit oceanic-
society.org.

Venice Area Schools are on
display through November at
the Venice Archives and Area
Historical Collection, 351 S.
Nassau St. The exhibit con-
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information of the 1896
Venice School, Laurel School,
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BY AUGUST V. PAREDES MD, FACC
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Finally, 13 years and $2.5
million later, the .new USDA.
pyramid is out. It -will be use-
ful for computer-literate indi-
viduals who must also have a
PDF or Adobe reader software
in their machines. This detail
probably excludes a big seg-
ment of the population,
namely more than 25 million
people older than 65 and
younger ones who do not
possess computer skills or do
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er.
The old pyramid
The old pyramid, released
by the USDA in 1992, was col-
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to interpret and follow.
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being displayed even in cere-
al boxes and on posters in
schools.
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population and the food
industry into the false con-
ception that it was healthy to
gorge yourselves on carbohy-
drates and to develop a fear
for fats, eggs and meats that
ranged almost to the level of
paranoia.
This has partially con-
tributed to the raging obesity
epidemic in the country.
Natural consequences
were also the increasing
numbers of diabetics (pre-
dicted to reach 30 percent of
the population in the year
2050 if present trends persist)
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white bread and rice, pastries,
potatoes, pasta (refined car-
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Thirty-five firefighters received their journeyman firefighter certification from the Sarasota County Fire Department in
a ceremony May 23. The certification is awarded after 7,000 hours of training and periodic testing. Among the new
journeymen are, standing, Sean Murphy, Mike Bussell, Gilbert Hernandez, Juergen Nicola, Russ Holeman, Mike Cooper
and Randy Allen. Sitting are Curt Tellbuescher, Dave Gentry, Billy Green and Paul Dyer. Not present for the ceremony
were Sean Buckwalter, Stewart Bradley, Justin Eskew, Tom Didiego, Wayne Fitzpatrick, Kent Hayes, Jason Hickox, Sean
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Help train future firefighters through donations and raffle


STAFF REPORT


A special car wash and raf-
fle is being held Saturday,
June 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Matthews Currie Ford in
Sarasota to raise funds to,
send the Youth of Sarasota
County and future firefighters
to a- specialized training-
school. Lisa Matthews and
Pier 57/Twisted Metal Motor-
sports Powerboat Racing
Team, along with Ed Bielen,
vice president of Matthews
Currie Ford, have teamed up
with the Nokomis Fire De-


apartment to ensure these,
future firefighters receive.
training to keep the commu-
nity safer.
The Pier 57/Twisted Metal
NA'torsports offshore race
is a nationally ranked
W.erboat team led by driver.
.Lisa Matthews and is based:
' in Sarasota. Lisa is presently
racing on the OSS and AFBA
tours this summer and has
placed in the winner? circle
for the last few races. Mat-
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Raffle tickets are available
for $20; the car wash is free
and donations are accepted.
Hamburgers and hot dogs as
well as sodas available for
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WEDNESDAY
JUNE 15, 2005


WEDNESDAY,
JUNE 15
Marines meet
The First Marines Division
Association, Southwest Flor-
ida Chapter, meets for a noon
lunch at the Family Table
Restaurant, 14132 South Tam-
iami Trail in North Port. All
Marines and spouses wel-
come. For more information,
call Fred at (941) 255-1828.,
Lunch bunch
The Sarasota-Manatee Chi
Omega Alumnae Association
holds its monthly Lunch
Bunch at 11:30 a.m. at the
Hillview Grill, 1920 Hillview
St., Sarasota. The group meets
the third Wednesday of every
month. RSVP to Virginia at
371-5106.
It'sa zoo out there!
The Manatee-Sarasota Chap-
ter of the Sierra Club sponsors
a Zoo Nite at Tampa's Lowry
Park Zoo July 22 and 23. Bring
your sleeping bags and pil-
lows and find out what the
zoo is like when the sun
goes down. The, adventure
includes crafts, hikes, behind-
the-scenes with zookeepers,
animal encounters, snacks
and more. Cost is $40 for
children and adults. Full-day
admission to the zoo is $7.
Deposits and reservations
due by June 15 to Gayle at
923-5903.
Democrat meeting
Winning Democratic Cam-
paigns is the topic at the
Democratic Club of Sarasota's
discussion, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at
the Fruitville Library Meeting
room, 100 Cobum Road. The
public is welcome to this free
event.

Serenity Gardens, 530 South
U.S. 41 Bypass, Brickyard
Plaza, Venice, 486-3577,
serenityofvenice@aol.com
* 6-7 p.m., Guided Meditation
with Veronica. Registration re-
quired: donations requested.
* 7:30-8:30 p.m., Introduction
to Emotional Freedom Tech-
nique, with Sophia Cayer.
Accupuncture without nee-
dles. Registration required;
donations requested.
Dancing
* Lola Miller leads line dance
lessons on Wednesdays at
Venice United Church of
Christ, 620 Shamrock Blvd.
Beginners lessons, 5:30-6:30
p.m.; intermediate, 6:30-8:30
p.m. Cost: $4. Call Miller at
493-9665.
* The Senior Friendship Cen-
ter at Epiphany Parish Hall,
305 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice,
holds free ballroom dancing
Wednesday at 10 a.m. No
partner required. Donations
accepted. Call Kathie Mc-
Murrian at 584-0052.
* Gotta Dance Studio, 4-Bays
Center, 303 South Tamiami
Trail in Nokomis, holds ball-
room dancing every Wednes-
day and Friday. Group lesson
7-8 p.m.; open dancing until
10 p.m. $7, snacks included.
Call 486-0326.
Paralegal dinner
Southwest Florida Paralegal
Association Inc. holds its
monthly dinner meeting 6-
8;30 p.m. at the Sarasota
Yacht Club, 1100 John Ring-
ling Blvd. Psychologist Chris-
topher M. Cortman discusses
Things Someone Should
Have Taught You By Now.
Visit swfloridaparalegals.com
or callVicky at 364-2489.

Senior Friendship Centers,
Epiphany Parish Hall, 305 W.
Tampa Ave., Venice
* Quilting with Liz, 9:30 a.m.
Call 493-3065.
* Beginners Spanish, 1-3 p.m.
Call 584-0052.

Senior Friendship Centers,
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice,
584-0052
* Yoga In/Around a Chair,
Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
*Wednesday Walkers, 9 a.m.


* Italian, Wednesdays, 2:45
p.m.
* Attorney consultations,
Wednesday 9:30-11:30 a.m.


with Elizabeth Weis, Anomey
Emeritus with Legal Aid of
Manasota. Reserve your time
slot by calling 584-0075.
Wednesday bingo
6 p.m. at the American Legion
No-Vel Post 159, 145 E. Venice
Ave. Call 488-1157.

THURSDAY,
JUNE 16
Card party
The Venice-Nokomis Drove
No. 141 BPO Does hosts a
Guys and Dolls Card Party,
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the
Venice Elks Club, 119 E. Venice
Ave. Snacks and desserts will
be served and prizes awarded.
Donation: $4. Call 488-5448.
Legion entertainment
Lee & Char perform and burg-
ers and wings served 5-8 p.m.
at the American Legion No-Vel
Post 159, 145 E. Venice Ave.
Call 488-1157.
Federal employees
The National Active and Re-
tired Federal Employees Asso-
ciation, Chapter 717, meets at
11 a.m. at the Venice Holiday
Inn, 455 North U.S. 41 Bypass.
Cost of the meal is S 13.All fed-
eral retirees and employees
and their guests are welcome.
Newly elected second vice-
president Wally Roepke dis-
cusses legislative issues and
convention highlights. Call
492-6916.
Dancing
Gotta Dance Studio, 4-Bays
Center, 303 South Tamiami
Trail in Nokomis, holds be-
ginners dance night even'
Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m. Learn
steps all evening with four
teachers available to help. $5,
snacks included. For more
information, call 486-0326.
Elks dinner
The Venice Nokomis Elks
Lodge holds a spaghetti din-
ner; 5-7 p.m. at 119 E. Venice
Ave. Cost is $6. Call 486-1854.

Senior Friendship Center, 2350
Scenic Drive, 584-0052
* Quilting for Fun with Helen
Magan, Thursdays, 9-11:30
a.m. Bring own materials.
* Beginner Bridge, Thursdays,
9 a.m.
* Shell craft class, Thursdays,
1-3 p.m. in the Transportation
Building.
Music
* The band G-Force performs
6-9 p.m. at the Ca d'Zan Ter-
race at The John and Mable
Ringling Museum of Art, 5401
Bay Shore Road in Sarasota.
$3 cover charge, cash bar and
food vendors. No reservations
required. Call 359-5700.
* The Lemon Bay, Chord
Company,: the Englewood
Chapter (P-038) of the Barber-
shop Harmony Society, meets
Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at
Christ Lutheran Church, 701
N. Indiana Ave. For more
information, call 493-6417 or
visit harmonize.com/lbcc.
Bowling
Florida Wheelers Bowling
Association welcomes wheel-
chair- and standup bowlers,
Thursday at 3 p.m. at AMF
Venice Lanes, 1100 South U.S.
Bypass. No experience neces-
sary. Call Leon Thompson at
475-1369 or YolaLevenson at
493-5849.

Thursday bingo
* 11 a.m. Senior Friendship
Center, 2350 Scenic Drive. Call
493-3065.
* noon, The Jewish Commun-
ity Center of Venice, 600
Auburn Road, nonsmoking.
Hard cards available for sight-
impaired players. Doors open
at 10 a.m. Lunch available. For
more information, call 493-
7558.

Women's Resource Center of
Sarasota County, 806 Pine-
brook Road, Venice, 485-9724,.
* Beginners yoga Thursdays,
10-11:30 a.m. and 5:45-7 p.m.


Bring a mat. Men welcome.
Fee: $5.
* Starting Over: A Support
Group, 3:30-5 p.m. Fee: $5.


BEI ,BETS
THE LOCAL SCENE JUNE 15 JUNE 17


PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRISTOPHER OZ


Magic fun for kids
Elsie Quirk Library hosts "The Magical Genie of Abackar,"
Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at 100 W. Dearborn St.,
Englewood. This free program for ages 5 and older features a
magic show with illusionist Christopher Oz. Individual registra-
tion not required; groups, call 861-1212.

Kayak trip
Take a full moon quie water kayak trip on Little Sarasota Bay,
Wednesday, June 15, 7; 0 p.m. See birds, fish, the Neville
-Preserve and other islaN .in the.bay, led by naturalist John
Sarkozy of the American Littoral Society. Equipment and train-
ing.provided. Cost; $20 for ALS members, $25 for nonmembers.
SRSVP to 966-7308.
Volunteer coffee
Venice Regional Medical Center invites you to a continental
breakfast Wednesday, June 15 at 9 a.m. in the Manor Dining
Room at the Club House at Plantation Golf & Country Club, 500
Rockley Road In Venice. A brief overview of volunteer services w
will be presented and volunteers will be available to answer
questions about the services they perform for Venice Regional .
Medical Center. Volunteers are needed for the thrift store, gift
shop and coffee kiosk. RSVP to 483-7050.

Showtime'
* Venice Public Libraty hosts thriller-chillers, Thursdays at 6 p.m.
in June. See "The Verdict" on June 16 at 300 S. Nokomis Ave.
* Jacaranda Public Library shows high-demand recent movie
releases, Thursdays at 2 p.m..in June. June 16 see "Meet the
Fockers" at 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd. in Venice.


FRIDAY
JUNE 17


Club entertainment
* The Tony D Band performs at
dinner, 7-10 p.m. at dinner at
the American Legion No-Vel
Post 159, 145 E. Venice Ave.
Call 488-1157.
* The Venice Elks Club pre-
sents live music in the lounge
Friday, 7-10 p.m. at 119 E.
Venice Ave.. Members and
guests welcome.

'An A Capella
Extravaganza'
The Chorus of the Keys 2005
International Representatives
present a fabulous evening of
music and entertainment at
7:30 p.m. at The Venice Little
Theater, 140 W. Tampa Ave.
This special event features
Special Edition, My Three
Sons, Harmony' Bay, Sweet
Adeline Quartet "In the Mix,"
and special guests, The Ditch-
field Family Singers. Proceeds
benefit the Sarasota Chorus of
the Keys' Travel fund to the
2005 International Competi-
tion in Salt Lake City in July.
Tickets are $15; call theVLT at
488-1115 :
Pasta
'Lotsa Pasta is available 4:30-
7:30 p.m. Friday at the Italian
American Club of Venice, 1375
Ringling Blvd. Cost is $7. Take
out is available. For more
information,; call 486-1492.
Mason meeting
The Venice Council #41 R &SM
holds a stated assembly at 7
p.m. at 118 E. Venice Ave. All
members of the order are wel-
come. Call 484-0311.
Hurricane seminar
The Senior Friendship Center


of Venice, 2350 Scenic Drive,
hosts a Hurricane Disaster
Preparedness seminar at 10
a.m. on the terrace, presented
by the American Red Cross.
For more information, call
584-0075.
Exhibit, reception


PHOTO COURTESY OF
METAMORPHOSIS GALLERY
"Blue Burn & Red Flower,"
acrylic/pastel on canvas, is
part of "JAEGER / REGEAJ," a
collection of recent paintings
and drawings by Tim Jaeger,
featured artist at Metamor-
phosis Gallery, 1950 Adams
Lane in Sarasota. An opening
reception for the artist takes
place at 7 p.m. today. Jaeger's
work will be -on exhibit
through June 30. For more
information, call 373-9101, :

Senior Friendship Center, 2350
Scenic Drive, 584-0052
* Balance movement class,
Friday, 9 a.m. Includes
warm-ups and simple
strength building. It is recom-
mended that individuals at-
tend the Balance Matters
Falls Prevention introduction
before starting this class. Call
556-3223.
* Duplicate Bridge, Fridays, 1,
p.m.


Friday Fest


Guitarist arid composer Les
Sabler and Citiheat kick off
Friday Fest on the Bay at the
Van Wezel Performing Arts
Hall, 5-9 p.m. at 777 North
Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. This
free music series is held once a
month, June-October. Bring
lawn chairs or blankets; food
and craft vendors available.
Admission is free. For more
information, call 953-3368.
School Daze
Every Child Inc. presents
School Daze, 7 p.m. at Payne
Park Auditorium. Feast on a
Jamaica Me Ribs buffet, enjoy
root beer floats, vote for prom
king and queen, dance and
ha.g out. Tickets are $75 for
open bar and food. Proceeds
benefit Every Child's efforts to
provide children with proper
school materials. Call 955-
5506.


Story program
Banks "liggleMan" Helfrich
Entertains kids ages 6 and
'. older at 10:30 a.m. at Selby
S'_L Public Ubrhr-,,,Geldbart Aud-
''"i-6ri'LIu-1. 33X.Fir-st SL: Sara-
s aRseeOe' is pan of
the ReadcAround Florida sum-
mer storytime program.
Friday Night walk
Towles Court in Sarasota fea-
tures artwork and entertain-
ment, including The Killer B's
Band, 6-10 p.m. in the one-
block area at 1938 Adams
Lane. Call 957-0609 or visit
: towlescourt.com.


SATURDAY,
JUNE 18
Skate party


The Community Youth Devel-
opment Party and the Venice
*YMCA. present -Skate.-Park
Party for teens in grades 6-12,
7- 10-p.m. at the Venice YMCA.-
Youth Center, 701 Center
Road. There will be contests
and '. live entertainment
throughout the night. Refresh-
ments served. Bring photo ID.
Call 492-9622, Ext. 133.

Dances
* Music. by The Jammies and
dance caller Susie Rudder
headline the Venice Contra
Dance at the Laurel Park'
Community Center, 509 Col-
lins Road. Lesson at 7:30 p.m.;
band plays 8-11 p.m. No part-
ner ot experience necessary;
all ages welcome. Adults: $10,
students: $8. Call Edna at
485-2880 or visit flowcom
.com/contra/.
* Disabled American Veterans
holds a dance 8 p.m.-mid-
night at 600 Colonia Lane,
Nokomis. Music by Bandana.
All are welcome. Call 492-6697
or 488-4500. -- -
* Gotta Dance Studio, 303
South Tamiami Trail in Noko-
mis: Free beginning, dance
lessons Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.;
Bronze Beginner l Class of
ballroom basics -with Brian
and Olivia, Saturdays, 11-a.m.-
noo6ESingles welcome. $6 for
couples, $4 for singles; 'and
ballroom dancing -Saturdays.
Groip less6i 8-9 'p.i.; open
dancing until :11 pm. $7,
snacks- included.- For -more
information, call 486-0326.
Fishing tournament -
The fourth annual. Juvenile
Diabetes"'Research Founda-
tion's Catch-A-Cifre fishing
tournament takes place at the
Sarasota Outboard Club on
City Island. A shotgun start
begins the tournament 'early
Saturday morning. Register
'for Catch-A-Cure by calling
929-0621 orf e-mail lcolton


@jdrf.org. For more informa-
tion about the foundation,
visit jdrf.org or call 929-0621.
Deaf social
A Deaf social will be held in
Venice at the Calvary Bible
Church, 1936 E. Venice Ave.
There will be a cookout 2:30-
11 p.m.; guests are welcome
to .come and go at anytime.
Meat and drink provided;
covered dishes welcome.
Come socialize with fellow
Deaf locals and have some
summer fun. To learn more,
e-mail Sarah at sharris@
ccdhh.org.
Concerts


PHOTO COURTESY OF VAN WEZEL
The Van Wezel Performing
Arts Hall welcomes Dave
Mason and Starship featuring
Mickey Thomas (above) at 8
p.m. at 777 North Tamiami
Trail in Sarasota. Tickets avail-
able through the Charge-It
Line, 953-3368; toll-free at
(800) 826-9303, or online at
vanwezel.org.
Market
Visit the Farmer's Market
every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon
downtown Venice in Centen-
nial Park, at the corner of
Tampa and Nokomis ave-
nues. For information, call
484-3801.
Getout
*The American Littoral Soci-
ety, Southeast Region, leads a
Bayshore critter search at Bird
Key, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Collect,
identify and learn about local
fish and invertebrates with
ALS biologists. Wear hard-
soled sneakers and sun-
screen. Call Ruth at 366-9479.
* The Manatee-Sarasota
Sierra Club holds a 5-mile
Oscar Scherer State ParkWalk
at 8 a.m. Wear sturdy shoes
and bring water and lunch if
you like. RSVP to Sally at
484-4113.
Black Republicans
The SaraMana Black Repub-
lican Club will have a booth
at the Newtown Juneteenth
Celebration, 3-11 p.m. at the
Newtown Community Cen-
ter, 1845 34th St. in Sarasota.
Juneteenth is a festival com-
memorating the empancipa-
tion of slaves by President
Abraham Lincoln. Volunteers
needed. For more informa-
tion, call Vivian at 313-0098.
Health careers camp
The South County Family
YMCA and the Gulf Coast
South Area Health Education
Center hold orientation 9-
10:30 a.m. for a special camp
introducing health careers
available in Sarasota County.
Designed for high school
sophomores, juniors and
seniors, the camp runs June
20-July 2 and includes discus-
sions on cardiology, opto-
metry, veterinary medicine,
emergency room physicians
and more. Students must
apply. For more information,
call Melanie at 492-9622.
Described movie
Jacaranda Public Library
shows "LA Confidential" as a
described movie for the visu-
ally impaired, 2 p.m. at 4143
Woodmere Park Blvd. in
Venice. No reservations nec-
essary, but seating is limited.
Author appearance
Robb White visits Selby Public
Library, Geldbart Auditorium,
1331 First St., Sarasota, at
10:30 a.m. to discuss his book,
"How to Build a Tin Canoe:
Confessions of an Old Salt."
The public is welcome. Call
861-1174.
Selby Saturday
The John and Mable Ringling
Museum of Art and many
other local attractions are
Please see VENUE, 7B


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4B VENICE GONDOLIER SUN M MILESTONES WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2005


60TH ANNIVERSARY

Curwood


Charles and Margaret Curwood celebrat-
ed their 60th wedding anniversary on
Thursday, June 9, 2005.
The Curwoods, of Cariton, Ga., are origi-
nally from Venice and were in town recently
to visit family and friends.


Four generations of Curwoods include:
standing, Rick Curwood; kneeling, Debbie
Curwood; seated left to right, Chuck Halback,
Kim Curwood Halback and baby Taylor
Halback; and the happy couple, Charles and
Margaret.


STUDENT
HONORS


PHOTO COURTESY OF LYNN ANTHEIL


ENGAGEMENT

Gueterman-Antheil


The engagement of Amy
Marie Gueterman of Boca
Raton to Michael Thomas
Antheil has been announced.
She is the daughter of
David and Susan Gueterman
of Jacksonville. He is the son of
Daniel and Lynn Antheil of
Osprey
The bride-elect graduated
from Bishop Kenny High
School in 1998 and Florida
State University in 2001. She
majored in education and is
employed as a first-grade


teacher by Addison Mizner
Elementary School in Boca
Raton.
The bridegroom-to-be
graduated from Venice High
School in 1997 and Jack-
sonville University in 2002. He
majored in sociology/geogra-
phy and is employed as a
financial consultant by Cap-
ital Growth Financial in Boca
Raton.
The 'wedding will take
place March 18, 2006, in Key
Largo, Fla.


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Rogers receives
scholarship
Kacie Rogers, a senior
accounting major at Florid,
Southern College, has beer
awarded the Bayliss & Com-
pany Scholarship. The awarc
was announced at Honon
Convocation April 20. Kaci(
is the daughter of David anc
Beverly Rogers of Venice.
Wetherill graduates
with honors
Sarah Elizabeth Wetheril
graduated from the Uni.
versity of South Florida or
May 10, 2005. She receive
her bachelor of science
degree in business adminis.
station. Her major area o:
study was marketing with a
minor in economics. Saral
graduated with honors and i,
a member of Phi Sigma Theta
National Honor Society. She
was a member of FBLA, a
business organization, anc
competed in business com-
petitions for the university. A,
a member of the Ambassa-
dor Program, Sarah assisted
prospective students of th(
university. She also was a
member of the 2004 Home.
coming Court. Sarah is a 200(
graduate of Venice Higt
School and is the daughter o:
Gary and Pam VWetherill o
Venice.
Other graduations
* Robert Scott Nuzum o:
Venice graduated from thf
College of William and Mar3
with a bachelor of arts degree
* William P Schmitt of Casco


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logical chemistry. A dean's.list
1 student, he participated in
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a mit. He is the son ofW. and
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- ly graduated from the
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a Design in Georgia. Vigil
i received a bachelor of fine
s arts degree in graphic design.
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Dean's Honor Roll
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students, 2004-05
f Megan Adams of Venice,
f Venice High School
Kristopher R. Alspach of
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* Danielle S. Clarke of Noko-
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* Kelsey A. Cober of Venice,
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* Matthew Devine of Noko-
mis, Venice High School
* Amber Doyle of Venice,
Lemon Bay High School
* Sarah Ellis of Venice, Ven-
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* Samatha Everett of Venice,
Sarasota Military Academy
* Drew E. Hanson of Osprey,
Venice High School
* Mike Hazeltine of Nokomis,
Cardinal Mooney High
School
* Stephen C. Heymann of
Osprey, Pine View School
* Jenna L. Leclerc of Venice,
Venice High School
* Evan G. Long of Nokomis,
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* Robyn G. Long of Nokomis,
Pine View School
* Greta Lynch of Osprey, Pine
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* Craig V. Morrison of Venice,
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* James G. Rau of Venice,
Venice High School
* Heather Sumer of Venice,
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CONTACT US
DEBBIE SHULMAN
PET EDITOR
(941) 207-1106
dshulman@venicegondolier.com


PETS


5B
WEDNESDAY
JUNE 15, 2005


Bronson urges residents to


keep safety and pets in mind


during hurricane season


STAFF REPORT


Florida Commissioner of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services Charles H. Bronson
is reminding residents to take
steps to protect their homes,
pets and livestock now that
the 2005 hurricane season is
under way.
"After last year's horrific
hurricane season, people are
taking storm preparations
very seriously," Bronson said.
"But while people are stock-
ing up on batteries, food and
water, we want to be sure
other critical issues are also
addressed, including their
animals," Bronson said.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services includes the Division
of Animal Industry, which
assists citizens in evacuating
livestock, providing assis-
tance to farmers after a storm
and helping people find pet
friendly shelters and hotels.


The department also oversees
food safety as well as the safe
sale, use, storage,/handling
and transportation of pro-
pane gas. Bronson is provid-
ing some tips for residents to
use to prepare for the hurri-
cane season.
Propane gas
If forced to evacuate, turn
off the propane tank service
valve and the shut-off valve
on all propane appliances.
Appliance and equipment
controls that have been un-
der water should be inspect-
ed by the gas company and
the controls replaced prior to
being put back into service.
Food safety
Stock up with foods that
require no refrigeration, prep-
aration or cooking.
All food contaminated by
flood water (except undam-
aged metal cans) should be
discarded.


Undamaged cans as well
as refrigerators, counters,
cookware dishes and glass-
ware contaminated by flood
water should be washed,
rinsed and sanitized in a solu-
tion of 2 teaspoons of un-
scented household bleach
per gallon of room tempera-
ture potable water.
Keep several gallons of
bottled water available. If
under a boil water notice, do
not use tap water or make ice
without bringing the water to
a rolling boil for at least one
minute.
Environmental
Store lawn chemicals and
fertilizers off the ground and
in a location not subject to
flooding.
Pets and small
animal safety
Keep ID tags and vaccina-
Please see SAFETY, 6B


Adopt-a-pet


PHOTO COURTESY OF HUMANE SOCIETY OF SARASOTA COUNTY
Demetrius is a lab mix with a very energetic personality. He'll
be a great pet for a family with the time to work with him and
help Demetrius grow into the great dog he can be. Can you
give Demetrius a home? Visit the Humane Society of Sarasota
County at 2331 15th St., Sarasota, or call 955-4131.


PET BRIEFS,


Dog club
The Greater Venice Florida
Dog Club meets at 7:30 p.m.
the fourth Tuesday of each
month (June 28) at the South
Venice Community TInter,
720. Alligator Drive. TRi)earn
more, visit venicedfdclub
.org.
Doggie Tales
* Children are invited to read
to dogs at Jacaranda Public
Library, 4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice, Tuesdays, June
14-July 26, 3-4 p.m. Read, to
trained pet therapy dogs from
the Suncoast Humane So-
ciety. Enjoy a craft while wait-
ing to read or visit with the
dogs. Call 861-1270.
* Kids can read to furry
friends at Gulf Gate Library,
7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota,
Wednesday, June 8-July 20,
3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 5 and
older and invited to read to
certified' pet therapy dogs
from the Humane Society of
Sarasota County. Call 861-
1241.
Obedience classes
* The Greater Venice Florida
Dog Club offers classes in,
puppy training ($50), basic
obedience ($70) and confor-
mation classes ($6 per night)
Tuesday nights at the South
Venice Civic Association
Building on Alligator Drive.
Class sizes are limited and are
offered in seven-week ses-
sions. Call Terri at 423-6945
for more information and


registration.
* Suncoast Humane Society
presents Angeldogs Dog
Training Classes for 2005,

using positive training meth-
ods no choke chains or
prong collars only treats
and praise. Classes include
Puppy Preschool, Basic Obe-
dience and Intermediate
Canine Good Citizen. Call the
shelter at (941) 474-7884 or
Victoria Angeldonis at Angel-
dogs at (941) 484-3647.
Calling all cat lovers
St. Francis is looking for
individuals interested in hav-
ing a great time, meeting new
friends and helping aban-
doned and homeless animals.
Just a few hours a week can
make a difference and many
opportunities are available
for all age groups and skills.
Opportunities include
thrift store sales, pricing and
stocking merchandise, clean-
ing cat areas, adoption coun-
selors, off-site adoption assis-
tance, newsletter photogra-
phers and writers, communi-
ty feral cat feeders and more.
Join us and make a difference.
To learn more, call Grace at
485-8082 or visit St. Francis at
1925 South Tamiami Trail, just
south of Seminole. The
Adoption Center can be
reached at 492-6200 Monday
through. Thursday 1-5 p.m.
and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Cattery Thrift Store can
be reached at 492-6210 Mon-
day through Saturday, 9 a.m.-


4p.m.
Venice-area
'puppy walkers' needed
The Guide Dog Foun-
dation for the Blind Inc. seeks
local dog lovers who are inter-
ested, in raising a guide dog
puppy. The program wel-
comes individuals and fami-
lies of all ages and back-
grounds, including those with
other pets in the home. The
Guide Dog Foundation has
been breeding and training
guide dogs since 1946, and it
wouldn't be successful with-
out this dedicated group of
volunteers known as Puppy
Walkers. Puppy Walkers pro-
vide a loving home and care
for Foundation puppies until
the dogs are old enough to
begin formal guide dog train-
ing. PuppyWalkers take home
a 7-week-old puppy until it is


12-14 months old. They
housebreak the puppy, social-
ize it in different environ-
ments, teach it to be well
mannered and provide the
loving attention it needs.
When the dog is about a year
old, the family returns the dog
to the Guide Dog Foundation
so it can move ahead with its
new career.
With the rising demand for
guide dogs, there is a growing
need for more PuppyWalkers.
You can help by opening your
heart and home for our spe-
cially bred puppies. Your role
is essential in helping them
become guide dogs for the
blind. You'll receive love and
affection from the dog, plus
endless pride and satisfaction
from the volunteer experi-
ence.
Please see PET, 6B


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JULY 1ST ALUMNI MEET & GREET 7 PM to Midnight
1; A $10 donation at one location get's you into any of the following locations.
Receive a wrist band, special drink prices and appetizers. Transportation is
available between locations at no charge from 8 PM to Midnight.
Left Coast Seafood Co., 750 us 41 Byp N. Classes of 1930 to 1969
T.J. Carney's, 231 W. Venice Avenue The 70's
'ABuffalo Bills Holiday Inn, 455 US 41 Byp N. The 80's
Bogey's Restaurant, 652 E. Venice Ave. Classes of 1990 to 2005


JULY 2ND PARTY IN THE PARK &
Centennial Park Downtown Venice
10 AM to 4 PM Visit the Venice Archives and view
a special display of Venice Schools at the Triangle
Inn on Nassau Street. Take a tour of the Historic
Train Depot.
12 PM Kids' Play Area and Food Vendors Open
Blood Drive by the Florida Blood Centers until 4 PM
1 PM to 3 PM Live Music by Soul Source
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Wacky W.arrior Games
4 PM to 6 PM Live Music by Vertigo
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Children's Hearing

Help Fund gets boost


STAFF REPORT


On May 24, Governor Bush
signed a new option into law
for low income children to
have access to better hearing.
A significant barrier to suc-
cessful intervention out-
comes has become very ap-
parent since the implementa-
tion of the enactment of Flor-
ida's Universal Newborn
Hearing Screening Law,
Statute 383.815. Following
diagnosis, it is not unusual for
some infants to experience
delays of six months or more.
prior to hearing evaluation
and hearing aid fitting due to
a variety of issues primarily
related to funding and/or
parental uncertainty of how
to proceed.
The new law authorized
the Department of Motor
Vehicles to include a $1 dona-
tion check-off box on every
driver license renewal form
that allows funds to be col-
lected to aid families who
don't have the means to pay'
for hearing aids for children
who have been found to have
hearing loss.
The Children's Hearing
Help Fund (CHHF) will be
used to provide assistance for
qualifying families with mi-
nor children, from newborns
to 18 years of age, for services
such as hearing evaluations,
loaner hearing devices, per-
manent hearing devices or
the ongoing maintenance
and replacement of the de-
vices if necessary until the
child reaches 18 years of age.
Hearing loss is the most
common birth defect, with
three out of every 1,000 new-
borns being found to have a
permanent hearing problem
that causes them to be at high
risk for developing communi-
cation delays unless early
help is provided to their fami-
lies. Florida can expect ap-
proximately 600 new children
to be confirmed as hearing
impaired annually. About 37
percent of families have in-
surance and/or financial
resources; insurance, howev-
er, rarely covers even a por-
tion of hearing aids and most
families with young children
cannot readily afford to pay
. forb.earingaids,. each of
which can cost as much as a
refrigerator ($1,000-$3,000)
and may need to be replaced
every three years. Approx-
imately 43 percent of children
will have Medicaid coverage
that could be applied to meet
the cost of permanent ampli-
fication devices and an addi-
tional 20 percent are found to
be from financially needy
families that have no re-
sources available. Therefore
many families are faced with
trying to purchase expensive
hearing aids, typically five or
six times before the child
becomes an adult.
Charitable funding sources
for families to turn to for
assistance with purchasing
amplification for children
have historically been very
limited. Early intervention
and quality education is nec-
essary to prevent develop-


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becoming a Puppy Walker,
call the Guide Dog Foun-
dation Puppy Department
toll-free at (866) 282-8046 or
(631) 930-9060.. For more
information, or for the Puppy
Walker application form, visit
guidedog.org and click on
"Puppy Program."
Animal Services
adoption program
Sarasota County Animal
Services has many cats and
dogs eligible for adoption.
The adoption program is just
one of the many services that
Animal Services provides to
Sarasota County. Animal
Services aims to find respon-
sible. homes for the dogs and
cats that are not claimed or
are unwanted by their own-
ers, or animals that must be
given up.
To adopt an animal, call
861-9500 or visit 8451 Bee
Ridge Road in Sarasota.


mental delays in language
and learning. The Children's
Hearing Help Fund will exist
to provide the necessary
funding to enable children
from financially needy fami-
lies to obtain amplification for
their children (loaner or per-
manent) within 30 days of
recommendation for hearing
aid fitting, when no other
funding options are available.
The Children's Hearing
Help Fund is administered by
the Sertoma Speech & Hear-
ing Foundation of Florida,
Inc.
For more 'information,
contact Craig McCart, execu-
tive director, at (866) 999-2443
or visit childrenshearinghelp
fund.org.


SAFETY from page 5B
tons up to date.
Prepare a pet survival kit,
including food for two weeks,
a manual can opener, med-
ications, a pet carrier, bed-
ding and vaccination records.
If you plan to board a pet,
make written arrangements
in advance, well before a
storm threatens.
Contact hotels and motels
along your evacuation route
to check policies on accept-
ing pets and keep the list
handy.
The Humane Society of the
United States (HSUS) has pre-
pared a helpful brochure,
"Disaster Preparedness for
Pets," which can be accessed
on the Web at: hsus.org/ace/
18732.
Horses and livestock
Keep vaccinations and
other health requirements up
to date.


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shelter along your evacuation
route. Make sure your horse
trailer is "ready to go" or other
transport arrangements are
prepared well in advance.
Carry your vaccination record
and health papers with you.
If not evacuating, make
sure animals have access to
high ground in case of flood-
ing.
Check all gates, fences and
enclosures for loose parts and
overall sturdiness.
Secure equipment, small
sheds and other items that
may become flying debris
and injure animals.
Price gouging
It is illegal in Florida to
charge excessive prices for
essential items such as gas,
food, ice, lumber and lodging
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Residents should report any
price gouging by calling (800)
HELP FLA.
Post-disaster scams
Con artists may prey on
residents who suffer home
damage by offering to repair
the damage with materials
leftover from a previous job.
Citizens can protect them-
selves by checking with the
local building department or
with the Florida Department
of Business and Professional
Regulation to make sure the
contractor is licensed. They
should also ask for and verify
local references.
Charity scams often sur-
face following a disaster.
Before you give, ensure that
the charity is registered with
the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services by calling (800) HELP
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individual.
Bronson says consumer
who are educated about th
potential dangers a natun
disaster presents to health
home and pocketbook ai
more likely to avoid bein
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safety tips and animal welfai
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open, free of charge, to cele-
brate the 50th anniversary of
the William G. Selby and
Marie Selby Foundation.
These special Selby Saturdays
are made possible through a
grant from the foundation.
The museum is located at
5401 Bay Shore Road in
Sarasota. Call 359-5700 or
visit ringling.org.

SUNDAY,
JUNE 19
Let's hear it for Dad!
* The Italian American Club
of Venice holds its annual
Father's Day breakfast at 8
a.m. Sunday, June 19, at 1375
Ringling Drive. Enjoy eggs,
pancakes, bacon, sausage,
home fries, fruit, toast, juice
and coffee. Tickets are on sale
now: $5 for members and $6


for nonmembers. Call Carol
at 493-6279.
* Disabled American Veterans
hosts a Father's Day ham din-
ner by Tony, 2-4 p.m. at 600
Colonia Lane in Nokomis.
Donation: $5. All are wel-
come. For more information,
call 492-6697 or 488-4500.
Legion entertainment
The Larry Williams Band per-
forms 4-8 p.m. at the Amer-
ican Legion No-Vel Post 159,
145 E. Venice Ave. For more
information, call 488-1157.
Tenor concert
Local Julliard tenor, Chris-
topher Tiesi, performs at
Church of the Redeemer at 9
and 11 a.m. at 222 S. Palm
Ave., Sarasota. Tiesi, who
recently performed in the
church's Puccini-Fest, will
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Music makers
* The Venice Gondoliers
Men's Barbershop Chorus
rehearses Mondays at 6:30
p.m. at Venice-Nokomis
United Methodist Church,
208 Palm Ave., Nokomis. All
men who like to sing are wel-
come. For more information,
call 484-6333 or 484-3966.
* The Venetian Harmony
Chorus rehearses Mondays at
7 p.m. at United Church of
Christ, 620 Shamrock Blvd.,
Venice. All area women are
welcome. Call 907-9545.
* Hear live acoustic music at
Books-A-Million, 4230 South


Tamiami Trail inVenice, every
first and third Monday, 7-9:30
p.m. Call Richard Brobst at
408-9515.
Dancing
Intermediate line dance
classes take place at Jaca-
randa Trace, Mondays, 7:15-
8:45 p.m. $4 per class.
Instructor: Jackie Wheeler.
Call 493-2776.
Masons
The Venice Lodge 301 F &AM
holds a stated communica-
tion at 7:30 p.m. at 118 E.
Venice Ave. All members of
the order welcome. For more
information, call 484-0311.
Association meeting


Patrick Jaehne of Waterford
Companies are speakers.
Dessert and coffee after the
business meeting. All are wel-
come. This is the last general
meeting until September.
Call 493-0006.
Estate planning
Attorney Charles E Wheeler
leads an Estate Planning for
Peace of Mind seminar at 10
a.m. at Jacaranda Public
Library, 4143 Woodmere Park
Blvd. in Venice. Wheeler will
assist with living wills and
trusts and will touch on
recent tax law changes affect-
ing estate planning. No reser-
vations necessary. For more
information, call 861-1270.


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Senior Friendship Center in
Venice, 2350 Scenic Drive,
584-0075
* Camera Club, Mondays, 10
a.m. Free, donations encour-
aged.
* Dancercise, Mondays, 11
a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Shuffleboard
Venice Shuffleboard Club
meets at 9 a.m. every Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday. Les-
sons available. Call Barbara
at 485-1678.
Trippin'
Women on the Go Solo meet
every third Monday, 2:30-4
p.m. at Venice Public Library,
300 S. Nokomis Ave., to dis-
cuss travel tips and local trip
planning.
Seniors group
Seniors ; Without Partners
meets at the VFW Hall, 832 E.
Venice Ave., Mondays, 12:30-
3:30 p.m.. for a meeting and
cards. Call 485-8739.
Meditate
Kelsang Donwang leads a
beginners Buddhist medita-
tion, Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., at
Woodmere Community Cen-
ter, Room: 2-B, 3951 Wood-
mere Park : Blvd., Venice.
Donation:' $5-$9. For more
information, call 373-1600 or
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Extravaganza'
The chorus of, the Keys 2005
International Representatives
present a fabulous evening of
music and entertainment
Friday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. at
The Venice Little Theater, 140
W. Tampa Ave. This special
event features Special Edition,
MyThree Sons, Harmony Bay,
Sweet Adeline Quartet "In the
Mix," and special guests, The
Ditchfield Family Singers.
Proceeds benefit the Sarasota
Chorus of the Keys' Travel
fund to the 2005 International
Competitionin Salt Lake City
in July. Tickets, are $15; call
SVLT at 488-1115.
School Daze'
Every Child Inc. presents
School Daze, 7 p.m. Friday,
June 17, at Payne Park Aud-
itorium. Adults 21 and older
will feast on a Jamaica Me
Ribs buffet,, enjpy root beer
floats, vote for prom king and
queen,, dance and hang out.
Tickets are $75 for open bar
and food. Proceeds benefit
Every Child's efforts to pro-
vide children with proper
school materials. For more
information, call 955-5506.
Skate party
The -Community Youth
Development. Party and the
Venice Y NICA present Skate
Park Party for teens in grades
six-12, Saturday, June 18, 7-10
p.m. at the, Venice YMCA
Youth Center, 701 Center
Road. There will be contests
and live entertainment
throughout the. night. Re-
freshments served. Bring
photo ID. Call 492-9622, Ext.
133.
Juneteenth
The SaraMana Black Repub-
lican Club will have a booth at
' the Newt0wn Juneteenth
Celebration Saturday, June
18, 3-11 p.m.at the Newtown
Community Center, 1845 34th
St. in Sarasota. Volunteers
needed. For more informa-
tion, call Vidian at 313-0098.
Health careers camp
The South County Family
YMCA" aid"the Gulf Coast
South Area Health Education
Center hold' orientation Sat-
urday, June 18, 9-10:30 a.m.
for a 'special camp introduc-
ing health careers available in
Sarasota County. Designed for
high school sophomores,
juniors aind seniors, the camp
runs June 20-July 2 and in-
cludes discussions on cardiol-
ogy, optometry, veterinary
medicine,; emergency room
physicians and more. Stud-
ents must apply. Call Melanie
at 492-9622.


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BROTHER CRAIG
GUEST COLUMNIST


I read some time ago in the
Venice Gondolier Sun that it
looks like Venice will have two
movie theatres or whatever
they are called now with 32
screens. I'm so excited! Of
course, there is no reason why
I should be as monks don't go
to the movies. It is one of the
benefits of our lives. The last
film I saw at a theater was
"Mary Poppins" and I'm told a
better film hasn't been made
since. But think of it? Thirty-
two screens! The possibilities
for films with various forms of
violence is impressive! We
might get more films about
serial killers or even "Troy
Story 2."
I fear however that there
won't be what one used to go
to the movies for? Enter-
tainment. Gone are films like
"Broadway Melody of 1938" (I
saw it on video long after it
first came out. Let me make
that clear.) or other happy
musicals with Shirley Jones,
Jeanette MacDonald and
Nelson Eddy and of course
those with Fred and Ginger.
(Young readers please ask
your parents what their last
names were.)
Now, some readers will not
agree. That's fine. From my
mail I learned that usually
most of my readers disagree
except for a singer from Ice-
land who has a fine career in
Mongolia. But growing up
and being in several Broad-
way musicals gives me the


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notion that movies are for
entertainment. In fact there
was even a song, "That's En-
tertainment."
From what I'm told TV
shows have become increas-
ingly more violent and sit-
coms dialogue alternates
between insults and vulgarity.
(By the way the word sitcom
really comes from sit-down-
and-we'll-con-you-into wast-
ing time.)
Call me old fashioned (and
I'll take it as a compliment)
but I miss the days of "I Love
Lucy" and "Leave it to Beaver"
and later "The Brady Bunch."
Back to movies. Last year
we were treated to a woman
boxer which is too horrid to,
try to comment on with
words. Only screaming would
be appropriate. This year
Russell Crowe plays a boxer.
(Dear Mr. Crowe, you're por-
trayal of a math professor
who was a genius in '"A Bril-
liant Mind" was what is called
acting. Playing a gladiator
(some years ago) is what is
called a waste of time. Now, a
boxer?
Oh well, give me George
Bums and Gracie Allen, Gene
Kelly, Judy Garland, Debbie
Reynolds, Donald OfConnor
and of course, Eddie Cantor.
Well, there you have it. I
have made my opinion clear.
No doubt the poor editor of
the paper, the name of which
I've forgotten, will be sent
many letters calling me an
idiot. (Which is not true. The
real meaning of idiot is one
who speaks only his or her
idiom or mother tongue. I
also speak Italian.) But I never
read Letters to the Editor. Why
would I read anyone else's
mail? Back to films. Silly me, I
think entertainment should
be entertaining.
Brother Craig can be con-
tacted through his communi-
ty's Web site at www. monks
ofadoration.org.


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Meetings are held once a
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Events include dinner-
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.Dues are $20 per year.
Contact the membership
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Young sailors looking for land


BY RACHEL ALEXANDER
STAFF WRITER


The sports options for Eng-
lewood youth are seriously
lopsided toward landlubbers.
That doesn't make sense to
George Marriott, a member of
the Englewood Sailing Asso-
ciation, which runs the YMCA
Youth Sailing Program, espe-
cially since Englewood is a
waterfront community.
"They should provide for
us what they do for baseball,
football and soccer. After all,
why do we live here?" he ask-
ed this week.
Marriott and a small band
of people are determined to
do something about it.
"What we're looking for is
the county to make a step for-
ward and allocate to nonpow-
ered, small watercraft a por-
tion of land," he said.
The YMCA Youth Sailing
Program camp opens in a
couple of weeks and will like-
ly have to turn students away
because it must limit partici-
pation to 12 students.
It's not because there aren't
enough boats or water, but
because volunteers who
teach the sailing classes will
have to cart by trailer all the
boats necessary to run the
program.
They carry them from near
Morris Industrial Park on
River Road to Indian Mound
Park on Lemon Bay every
morning before class begins
and back again every evening.
That, head instructor Bob
Hill said, is draining on the
volunteers and adds to the
program's limitations.
Expanding the youth sail-
ing problem could be done
easily if small boat clubs had a
place on Lemon Bay for boat
storage and launch.
"One of our problems we
have is not having land," Hill


SUN PHOTO BY JONATHAN FREDIN
When not teaching kids to sail, John Richter of the Englewood Sailing Association keeps the
club's fleet in his back yard. A lack of proper storage is a problem for the 3-year-old association.


said. "Having to tow, we have
to have a lot of people to do
whatever we do."
Saying no
It's not just the young sail-
ors who could use the proper-
ty. Kayakers, rowboaters and
Englewood's crew racing
association are also joining
the initiative to find a place to
store boats.
I Right now, the crew racers
have been given permission
to keep their shells on Mi-
chael Saunders and Com-
pany property on Lemon Bay:
But it's always a concern that
circumstances may change
and the crew club also will
have to find a place, Marriott
said.
Marriott and others have
pursued the issue with the
Sarasota County Commis-


sion, the Englewood Area
Planning Zoning Advisory
Board and the Community
Redevelopment Association.
But Marriott said the coun-
ty doesn't believe there's
enough need or interest.
He said that isn't the case.
He often has to turn away
children and adults who are
interested in learning to sail.
Marriott said he is trying to
get enough interested people
to help expand the program,
but the program cannot
expand very much if it must
continue to trailer boats for
its classes and camp.
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www.englewoodsailing.org
and e-mail all Sarasota Coun-
ty commissioners urging
them to allocate some land.
The Youth Sailing Program,
which was inspired by the


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9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily June 27-
July 1.
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members and $90 for ESA
and YMCA members. The
YMCA also offers scholar-
ships for the camp, which is
for students ages 10 and up.
Membership in the Engle-
wood Sailing Association is
$25 per family, which permits
10 percent discount on class-
es. The club also offers ad-
vanced classes on faster per-
formance boats. A fall session
will likely begin July 16.
For more information on
the camp, call the Englewood
YMCA at 475-1234 or Warren
Spear at (941) 698-1811.

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partner on the hot seat and he will
never be able to judge that you have
some help for him in high cards and
support for his suit. Bid three spades,
even if you play four-card majors
a one-spade opening bid rates to be
five cards long. Partner will realize
that, on the auction, you are not
promising the world.
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ing bid?
A The textbook way is to open one
club and rebid one heart over one
diamond. But what do you do if part-
ner responds one spade or one no
trump? You either have to distort the
strength of your suit or of your hand.
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diamonds and open one no trump.
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with one heart at our first turn. Now,
however, you can bring both your
suits into play with a takeout double.
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mond pre-empt is passed round to
you. What do you bid now?
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with some values, but there is no
way to determine what they are or
how well the hands fit. You can't
afford to take the chance of having
partner jump in spades, so don't
make a takeout bid of any sort.
Whatever partner produces will sure-
ly give you play for four hearts, so
why not bid it?
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bidding with one club. What action do
you take?
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takeout double, especially since the
queen of clubs might be of no value
at all. Still you have the perfect dis-
tribution and it is less risky to enter
the auction now than later. Double is
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ancing overcall is limited to about' 11
high-card points, and you double for
takeout with hands that are stronger.
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Elementary, Venice-Nokomis
High School, Venice High
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African American School and
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Yearbooks and memorabilia
are also on display as are pho-
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FITNESS BRIEFS


First-time triathletes
Southwest Florida Triath-
Ion Club will host the First
Timer's Clinic for new triath-
letes this Thursday.
The clinic will be held at
the South County Family
YMCA in Venice at 7 p.m. June
16. New triathletes 12 years
old and older are welcome to
attend.
SWFT members partici-
pate for free. There is a $5 fee
for those who are not mem-
bers of SWFT.
For more information, call
Mike Norton at 492-9622.
Beach yoga even earlier
The beach yoga program at
Service Club Park on Harbor
Drive is going strong, but
organizers with Venice YMCA
are moving the start time back
another half hour because of
the heat.
As of last week, the new
start time is at 8:30 a.m. every
Monday andWednesday. Cost
is $5 per class.
Contact Melanie at Mel-
anieM@veniceymca.org or
call 492-9622.
Summer beach
runs return
Summer beach runs spon-
sored by Manasota Track Club
and Siesta Key Association
have returned to Siesta Key
Public Beach. Runs are held
every Tuesday with registra-
tion at 5:30 p.m., fun runs for
children at 6:30 p.m. and the
adult beach run at 7 p.m.
The upcoming schedule
includes:
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June 28--Wall Run (3.77
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Contact MTC Beach Run
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at edurand@hotmail.com.
Morning walkabout
Venice Area Beautification
Inc., South County YMICA and
the Venice Area Chamber of
Commerce meets at 8 a.m.
Saturday, weather permit-
ting, at the Gulf Coast Com-
munity Foundation ofVen-ice
parking lot at the juncture of
Golf and Guild drives.
Routes vary, but will be
primarily on the Venetian
Waterway Park. Walk at your
own pace; everyone is wel-
come. Call Faith at the cham-
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Healthy, active kids camp
The South County Family
YMCA has developed the
Mini-Me program for chil-
dren 5-7 years old and the-
Pre-Teen program for those
10-12 years old that both use a
fun approach to help children
become both more active and
eat healthy.
These half-day programs
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hands-on activities ranging
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rock climbing and more.


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June 27 to July 1, and July 11-
15. The Mini-Me camps are
from 9 a.m. to noon, and the
Pre-Teen camps are 1-5 p.m.
Cost for YMCA members is
$45 for the weeklong camp,
and $60 for nonmembers.
Late fees are applied on reg-
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Wednesday of the week prior
to any given camp. ,
To find out more about
these two camps, call the
YMCA at 492-9622.,
Wednesday walkers
Senior Friendship Centers,
2350 Scenic Drive, Venice,
welcomes Wednesday Walk-
ers at 9 a.m. Join Marilyn
Madill and stroll the safe,
paved, tree-lined path of the
center.
Walk at your own pace;
wear comfortable clothes and
shoes. Call Kathy Booth at
584-0075.
Venice morning runs
Area joggers are invited out
to informal morning training
runs inVenice. These runs will
start at 6 a.m. Wednesday.and
Friday mornings on the island
and meet at the main parking,
lot, called Centennial Park, in
downtown Venice near the.
public restrooms.
Runners of all abilities and
ages are encouraged to partic-
ipate in these runs that are
over by 7 a.m. Distances and
running pace vary based on a
person's ability.
Send e-mails seeking more
information to jandrews@
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207-1103.
Swim practices
The Venice ,Bonefish Mas-
ters Swimming Team has
organized practices available
for swimmers 19 and older at
the Venice YMCA.
Practices are Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, 5:30-7 a.m. Monthly.
and walk-i rates are avail-
able.
Contact NMike Norton at
492-9622 for additional infor-


Birthday meal of vegan chicken-fried steak


J.J. Andrews
BACK OF THE PACK

What do you cook for your
vegan girlfriend on her birth-
day?
Chicken-fried steak,
mashed potatoes and peach
dumplings her favorite
'meal from those pre-vegan
days many years ago and
something she wishes could
still be on her menu.
How, you might ask your-
self, is this possible when
animal products cannot be
used in any way, according
to vegan philosophies?
Very carefully.
And you might ask again,
how does this have anything
to do with running and fit-
ness?
Lower fat. less calories and
no cholesterol, helping any
person get more bang for


nation.
Venice Triathlon Club
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Southwest Florida Tri-
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training sessions, seminars,
and coaching are available
through the club.
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their buck in every workout.
As a meat-eater, I've dis-
covered eating vegan is not
so bad as long as the chef
keeps the emphasis on being
creative. This vegan "replace-
ment" meal became my ulti-
mate objective once I found
out it used to be her favorite.
Monday's birthday dinner
went off without a hitch, and
even I walked away feeling
satisfied.'
And from a runner's per-
spective, I had plenty of those
healthy carbohydrates in my
system instead of heavy fat
solids. That's great fuel no
matter the workout.
Vegan replacements
Remember, I'm not a
nutritionist or cooking expert.
I'm just a guy who wants food
to make me smile instead of
grimacing in disgust.
Accomplishing this re-
quires key animal-product
replacements, which I'll run
through right now:
Chicken-fried steak-- In
my recipe, we need to replace
the beef, eggs and milk. All
other ingredients were spices,
flour and vegetable oil.
Use any type of soy-based
burger pattyin place of round
steak.In my meal, I went with
thawed Boca Original Vegan


patties. As for the milk-egg
batter to hold on the flour, I
used plain soy milk and a nice
powder product I found at the
local health food store called
Ener-G Egg Replacer (works
great for cookies and brown-
ies, too). Most egg substitutes
found in the refrigerated sec-
tion are not vegan because
they still use egg or other ani-
mal products.
With these items, follow
normal preparation instruc-
tions and remember to only
cook it long enough to brown
the outside because the soy
'patty is precooked.
Garlic mashed potatoes
- Remove the milk and but-
ter and replace with soy milk
and squeeze Parkay mar-
garine. Sorry, but this is the
'only name brand of mar-
garine I know is OK. I'm sure
there are others out there.
Follow normal instruc-
tions for mashed potatoes,
and I suggested plenty of
garlic and drop in some
shredded mozzarella soy
cheese for extra kick.
Peach dumplings All
needed substitutes for your
dough are already listed
above.
In wrapping up amateur
hour in my kitchen, let me
drive home the nutritional


benefits of this tasty meal.
First off, there's no cho-
lesterol in it. Only recently
did I learn, cholesterol is
limited to foods that contain
animal products. Any. per-
son combating high choles-
terol (Dad, I hope you're
reading this) should consid-
er tossing in some vegan
meals to lower cholesterol
intake. There are 71 grams of
cholesterol in just 3 ounces
of round steak.
Secondly, let's talk about
fat and calories. Three ounces
of your typical round steak
has 153 calories and 4 grams
of fat, but that 3-ounce vegan
patty comes in at 71 calories
and 0.5 grams of fat. Mar-
garine and butter compar-
isons, as well as eggs vs. egg
replacer, have similar results.
And before you completely
discount my opinion about
this meal's taste, just remem-
ber one thing.
Everything tastes better
when it's battered and fried
in hot oil even soy burgers.

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three years, studying at the
conservative Academie Ju-
lian, but was increasingly
drawn to the work of the
French Impressionists. MFAs
chief curator, Dr. Jennifer
Hardin, said the painting,
"The /'Home, Sweet Home'
Cottage. East Hampton, LI."
(1916) is the first major
American painting purchased
by the museum since 41995.
The museum has some
Hassam prints and an early
watercolor on extensive loan,
but this is the first oil painting
by the artist to be in the MFA
collection. The painting
depicts the 18th century
childhood home of John
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MFA hours are 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-
5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is
$8 for adults, $ for seniors 65
and older and $4 for students
with ID. Children older than 6
and museum members ad-
mitted free. The MFA is at 255
Beach Drive Northeast in
downtown St. Petersburg, just
a short walk from the Pier and
from the historic Renaissance
Vinoy Hotel.
The Collectors Circle's next
goal is to raise the funds nec-
essary to acquire Vlaminck's
"Cahatou," circa 1909.
For more information
about the museum, visit fine-
arts.org or call (727) 896-2667.


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FRAN VALENCIC
SOCIAL COLUMN i


Venice

honors

veterans

Several hundred people
dressed in red, white and blue
gathered at Patriots Park to
honor the memory of the men
and women who died serving
our country.
"As a nation we grieve,"
Greg Putman, commander of
No-Vel Post 159 told the
group. "Remembering the
dead should have our atten-
tion, not our tears," he added.
Venice Mayor Dean Cala-
maras read a city proclama-
tion. "It's always an inspiration
to see the young kids in the
community here,".the mayor
added.
The Venice High School
ROTC and band participated
in the events. The students
are fine representatives of
their school and this commu-
nity. The band played minus
its seniors who graduated
recently.
County Commissioner
Shannon'Staub gave details
about a site being considered
for a national cemetery in
Sarasota. She urged all citizens
to remember those who have
died not just on Memorial Day
but every day.
The ceremony ended with
the traditional 21-gun salute
and Taps played eloquently by
Rick Louis. The silence of the
moment after, under the per-
fect Venice blue sky and sever-
al"large birds adding their
beauty to the time made it a
holy moment.
On this special day as I
looked around at the crowd, I
was especially pleased to see
the number of young children
on hand. As a former teacher,
I know the lessons these boys
and girls learn in seeing the
community honor veterans
are far greater than any they
can learn from books in a
classroom. Three cheers to
the parents and grandparents
who brought the youngsters.
Special thanks to Top Har-
rison for helping organize the
event and to the veterans
groups who participated.
Some were especially
thoughtful and passed out
flags and water. Thanks to all
the citizens who came out for
this special day. It is an honor
to be part of this community.

In the evening, many vet-
erans and their families join-
ed Bill Millner and the Venice
Concert Band in a musical
salute to veterans. As always,
the First Baptist Church of
Venice held a sell-out crowd
dressed in traditional clothes
representing the flag and the
U.SA. The program featured
plenty of patriotic music to stir
the soul, especially .Sarah
Rideout Slight singing "God
Bless America."
This was the last concert of
the season. Bill announced
nearly 700 season tickets were
sold and no more would be
available. The Venice Concert
Band starts its winter season
in November.
Memorial Day in Venice
honored veterans in a respect-
ful soul-stirring way

The special person of this
week is Greg Putman, com-
mander of No-Vel Post 159.
This nice man helped orga-
nize the Memorial Day Cere-
mony at Patriots Park and
represents the men and
women who serve the United
States in the Military.
Greg Putunan is one of the
veterans, who helps make
Venice special.
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Michael and Kristin Drennan representing VFW Post
8118, pass out bottled water at Patriots Park.


SUN PHOTOS BY FRAN VALENCIC
Venice High School ROTC members Cpl. Kelly Nanson, Cpl. Stephanie Boulette and Cadet Capt. Rian
Barnes get ready to present the colors at the Memorial Day event.


Jane Pauman Sr. vice commander of VFW Post
118 and Donna Sutcliffe, president of the VFW
Pat Baier delivers one of the wreaths to Post 8118 Auxiliary, enjoy the beautiful weather
Patriots Park. and ceremonies at Patriots Park.


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Rick Bradley, member of the Vietnam Brotherhood and Sgt.
Maj. Stan Roberts of the Venice High School ROTC, take time
for a visit at Patriots Park.


Venice High band members Jimmy Pappas and Kyle Johnson Bill Millner and members of the Venice Concert Band get ready
get ready to perform at Patriots Park. to perform their last concert of the season.


..- Justin Schrewsberry, scout
master of Boy Scout Troop
267, gets his members ready
Greg Putman, No-Vel Post 159 commander, and Top Harrison to participate in the Memorial
check the program details for the ceremonies at Patriots Park. Day ceremonies.


Jean and Nick Catsakis examine Bob Kaltenbaugh's euphoni-
um at the Memorial Day Concert. The beautiful instrument was
manufactured in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1932 by the H.N. White
Company. The etchings on the horn are a spectacular work of'
art.






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