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Title: Venice gondolier sun
Alternate Title: Venice gondolier
Gondolier
Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Venice Gondolier Sun
Publisher: Venice Gondolier Sun
Place of Publication: Venice Fla
Publication Date: August 8, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
Frequency: semiweekly
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Subject: Newspapers -- Venice (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Sarasota County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Sarasota -- Venice
Coordinates: 27.098611 x -82.438889 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for April 4-6, 2001 also called April 4, 2001.
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Volume ID: VID00396
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Deputy shoots


suspect in chest


BYTOMMY MCINTYRE
STAFF WRITER

A Sarasota County sheriff's
deputy shot a suspect Mon-
day who charged at him and
two other deputies with a
knife.
John W. Ansink, 40, 200
block San Carlos St., Noko-
mis, was charged with two
counts of aggravated assault
on a law enforcement officer
and armed burglary with a
knife.
Robert Kramer, the deputy
who did the shooting, is on
paid administrative leave
pending the outcome of a
routine: investigation. All
agency shootings are investi-
gated internally and by the
state attorney.
Lt. Chuck Lesaltato said
the sheriff's office first does its
own criminal investigation
and turns the evidence over
to the state attorney.
"Then, while the state
attorney is looking at it, we
have -our shooting review
board investigation to make
sure no department policies
'were violated," Lesaltato said.
"I'm hoping it will be wrap-
ped up pretty quickly, a cou-
ple of weeks."
SLesaltato said Kramer, who
was on his second day of field
training, had four years expe-
rience with the Brevard
County Sheriff's Office before


coming to Sarasota. Lesaltato
also said Kramer is one of the
two new helicopter pilots
recently hired by the sheriff's
office.
Entry
The incident started when
the Spanish Lakes Mobile
Home park manager told
deputies Larry Carmack, Ray
Vleck and Robert Kramer he
heard someone inside a
mobile home that was sup-
posed to be vacant.
The manager said the ten-
ants had been evicted July 30.
Ansink, one of the former ten-
ants, had been arrested Aug. 3
at the home and charged with
trespassing.
Carmack, Vleck and Kra-
mer went inside.
Ansink came out of the
bedroom waving a knife.
The deputies repeatedly
told him to drop it.
Instead, Ansink charged at
them with the knife.
Kramer fired once. The
bullet hit Ansink in the chest.
Ansink was flown by emer-
gency helicopter to the Bay-
front Medical Center in St.
Petersburg. He is listed in crit-
ical but stable condition.
Ansink has a criminal his-
tory that includes possession
of cocaine, Lesaltato said.

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Who represents Sorrento Ranches?


Neighborhood associations vie for members in a
tug of war over area development.


BY GREG GILES
'NEWS EDITOR


When Bob Graf helped
form the Sorrento Ranches
Homeowners Association
Inc. in 2005 he didn't antici-
pate two years later he would
splinter off into another
group the Sorrento Area
Residential Association.
It started in 2003 when
developers came up with
plans for Vdila Lago. on a 46-
acre parcel northeast of
Sorrento Ranches in North
Venice. The revised project is
now called Bella Citta. a pro-
posed 180-unit townhouse
that is in limbo while policy-
makers haggle over its com-
patibility with surrounding
uses.
To protect its tranquil set-
ting of 5-acre ranches, Sor-
rento Ranches homeowners
formed SRHA.
Previous arguments against
development by Sorrento
Ranch owners have been
about environmental im-
pacts, scrub jay habitat,
flooding threats, monotony of
design and its being out of
character with neighboring
properties.
"We were in agreement ini-
tially this would have an
adverse impact on our prop-
erty," Graf said. "It scared us."
A licensed real estate asso-
ciate, Graf then dug deeper
and found the development
could actually increase the
value of his property.
"The (original) homeown-
ers association was formed to
fight development. I was a
part of that: We broke out
when we found the basis it


was built upon was not cor-
rect.
"It's not a battle of individ-
uals," Graf said of his former
association and its president
Dr. Robert Burrus, who was
out of town and unavailable
for comment.
"It's a philosophical differ-
ence over how we value our
properties."
By the numbers
The battle over Bella Cirta.


represents Sorrento Ranches.
SRI-A may garner more
representation within Sor-
rento, but SARA has greater
numbers, partly because it
covers a larger area and partly
because of the way it counts
members.
SRI-A claims 100 percent
membership in Sorrento
Ranches, consisting of the
owners of 23 lots (one mem-
bership per lot), including 19
within Sorrento Ranches, and
four along Kilpatrick Road.
An estimated 75 percent of
the original lot owners sup-
port the SRI-LA's position on


SUN PHOTO BY JEFF TAVARES, jtavares@venicegondolier.com
Bill Welle, Bill Lee, Bob Graf and Ernie Wolfer meet to discuss
Sorrento Area Residential Association business. The associa-
tion supports moderate growth, and has come out in support
of the Bella Citta project proposed for construction on adja-
cent land.


however, has taken on a life of
its own, with city and county
officials mired in their own
dispute over the joint plan-
ning agreement that guides
developments like Bella Citta.
SRHA and SARA are push-
ing their own agendas one
against the project, the other
for it.
Naturally, city and county
officials want to know who


Bella Citta, according its pres-
ident Dr. Robert Burrus, who
testified last month before
city council.
SARA, on the other hand,
claims 101 members -by
counting each registered vot-
er per household in Sorrento
Ranches and the surrounding
area.

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Driving range a casualty of airport plan


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

The public got a chance to
review an update of the air-
port master plan at a commu-
nity meeting Aug. 3.
The Airport Advisory Board
will get its chance to query air-
port consultant MEA-Hanson
Inc. on Wednesday about the
update.
The board already signed
off on the master plan, but
city council requested addi-
tional information, and asked
the advisory board to consid-
er it again.
Council wanted the board
to take another look at the
accuracy of takeoff and land-
ing data and the precise im-
pact on the Lake Venice Golf
Club, and get a more detailed
explanation of "modifications
to standards" being requested
to increase airport safety.
Modifying standards is
nothing new to municipal air-
ports. In fact, it's common.
It's what allows the city to
request a waiver from Federal
Aviation Administration run-
way protection zones that
would otherwise require en-
tire residential areas to be va-
cated at the end of runways,
and to leave Harbor Drive in
place.
MEA-Hanson again antici-
pates the FAA to sign off on
proposed modifications to
extended safety buffers,
"especially when considering
existing runways for which no
expansion is proposed."
Intentions
Areas closer to the pre-
pared runways, called run-


way safety areas, however, are
another story.
Based on consultations
with FAA staff, MEA-Hanson
is recommending removal of
the Lake Venice Golf Club dri-
ving range and a portion of
the parking lot inside the RSA
in order to meet federal regu-
lations.
-A new fence will also re-
quire elimination of the golf
cart area, and several holes
along the fence line.
There are other options,
according to MEA-Hanson,
but they could have unin-


runway 13-31 ... (and) in-
crease noise impacts in the
Golden Beach and SouthVen-
ice areas."
MEA-Hanson didn't back
off its estimates for takeoffs
and landings, even though it
agreed they appear inflated.
There's no advantage, and
no drawback, to changing its
estimate of 168,000 landings
and takeoffs per year at VNC,
consultants said, noting the
figure includes a substantial
number of touch-and-go
landings used by flight train-
ers and students.


Based on consultations with FAA

staff, MEA-Hanson is recommending

removal of the Lake Venice Golf Club

driving range and a portion of the

parking lot inside the RSA in order to

meet federal regulations.


tended consequences.
Redesignating runway 5-
23 a B-II runway for smaller
aircraft is unlikely since the
FAA just spent $5 million
repaving its full length and is
unlikely to tear it up.
This option, or simply tell-
ing aircraft users they can
only travel a shorter distance
on that runway, "would limit
or eliminate its use by opera-
tors of jet equipment," said
MEA-Hanson in a discussion
paper.
"Under most conditions,
this traffic would be shifted to


The advisory board is likely
to adopt the plan, moving it
for the second time before
city council for consideration.
Following council action,
the plan will be considered by
the FAA.
The meeting takes place
Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 1:30
p.m. in council chambers.
For more information, visit
the city of Venice Web site at
venicegov.com and click on
'"Airport news" at the bottom
of the page.

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them declined by almost 200


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sides of each island that will
shield them from erosion.
New fill, mangroves and
saltmarsh grass will be added,
creating a permanent struc-


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protected bird-nesting sites.
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Only one South Florida bridge in trouble


BY JOHN HACKWORTH
STAFF WRITER
Florida's bridges which
are inspected at least once
every two years are in pretty
good shape, according to a
spokeswoman for the Florida
Department of Transporta-
tion.
Few bridges in South Flor-
ida compare in size and traffic
volume to the one in Min-
neapolis. Ironically, the one
bridge that quickly comes to
mind the Skyway Bridge
that crosses Tampa Bay into
St. Petersburg was the last
one to fail, and that had no
connection to worn infra-
structure.
In 1980, a 1,000-foot sec-
tion of the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge collapsed after it was
struck by a freighter. Several
cars and a passenger bus
plunged 150 feet into the bay,
killing 35 people.
It seems the biggest danger
to Florida's bridges comes
from large ships or hurri-
canes.
'"After Hurricane Charley
(in 2004), we sent a lot of peo-
ple to Charlotte County to
inspect their bridges," said
FDOT spokeswoman Pam
Griffiths. "That happens after
every hurricane in Florida."
The state transportation


SUN PHOTO BY JEFF TAVARES, jtavares@venicegondolier.com
Venice's three bridges, including the Hatchett Creek Bridge, shown above, are inspected regu-
larly. All three are recent refurbished or rebuilt.


department is responsible for
more than 6,100 bridges in
the state with counties, mu-
nicipalities 'and private enti-
ties overseeing another 5,000
or so.
Scoring system
Griffiths said bridges are


inspected every two years
and are rated on a 1-to-10
scale. If a bridge receives a
score of 4 or lower, it is con-
sidered structurally unsound.
, "That does not mean
they're not safe," said Debbie
Tower, with the FDOT. "It just
means there is enough wear


and tear on a bridge to make
it time for us to consider
improvements or possibly
even building a new bridge."
Tower said there is only
one bridge in her 12-county
district which ranges from
Polk .and Hardee counties
south to DeSoto, Charlotte,


Lee and Collier that is rated
a 4 or worse. That is the
Wilson-Pigott drawbridge on
State Road 31 in Lee County,
just north of State Road 80.
"It is an older bridge, and
we have done a lot of work on
it. There is not much traffic on
the bridge, but the traffic we
do have includes a lot of
heavy trucks."
In Sarasota County, 124
bridges are actually main-
tained by the county. Each is
on its own individual inspec-
tion schedule, according to
Bob Reddy, spokesman for
the county.
There are several Sarasota
bridge projects going on right
now including the bridge
over Gottfried Creek on
Dearborn Street in Engle-
wood, which is part of a road-
widening project. This week,
maintenance began on the
Blackburn Point Bridge to
Casey Key. That 60-year-old
bridge will undergo routine
maintenance, which includes
putting support jackets on
two of the columns.
Staff writers Steven Smith
and Carolyn Quinn con-
tributed to this report.


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Tacy's setback minor
Venice City Council Mem-
ber Rick Tacy may have suf-
fered a mild heart attack July
31, but that isn't stopping him
from diving back into council
matters.
Tacy said the setback was
the result of complications
from surgery he had July 20.
Doctors aren't actually sure
whether it was a mild heart
attack or not.
"I was having a problem
with blood pressure. It did do
a little bit of damage to the
outer wall on the left ventri-
cle," he said. "They're treating
it with beta blockers. The car-
diologist thinks it should
repair any damage that was
done. The damage was very
minor."
Doctors told Tacy it will be
four to six weeks before he's
allowed back into a wheel-
chair.
Meanwhile, staff is deliver-
ing his e-mails, memos and
other paperwork every other
day.
Tacy will participate in
council meetings by confer-
ence call beginning Aug. 14.

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BOATING from Page IA
Enforcement, Boating and
Waterways Section. ,
So the FWC is preaching a
gospel of salvation to boaters
- salvation of lives and prop-
erty, that is. The report allows
the commission to review the
most common factors in-
volved in boating accidents,
as well as precise locations
where the greatest numbers
of incidents occur.
According to the report
itself, the agency uses the sta-
tistics to formulate proactive
plans to get or at least keep
- the numbers down.
"There are occasions when
data ends up being used to
identify areas where there are
specific areas of safety haz-
ard," said Capt. Richard
Moore, the FWC's state boat-
ing law administrator. "We'll
see if there needs to be an
extra regulatory measure put
in place, such as a speed
zone."
But, Moore said, the area
he's proudest to be involved
in is public awareness.
"I've been in this business
nine years," he said, "and I'm
committed to trying to
change our boating culture.
Our ultimate goal is saving
people's lives, so we've got to
find a way to change boaters'
behavior a little bit. We've
even started an ad campaign
statewide."
That has to be a tough job
when the number of regis-
tered boaters in Florida is at
an all-time high, at more than


The following statistics are
from the 2006 Boating
Accident Statistical Report,
released last month by the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
Division of Law Enforcement,
Boating and Waterways
'Section.

TOP 10 COUNTIES FOR
BOATING ACCIDENTS
Monroe, Palm Beach, Miami-
Dade, Pinellas, Lee, Broward,
Collier, Brevard, Escambia and
Duval.

View the report
The full report is available on
line at MyFWC.com/law!boat-
ing.


1 million an increase of
14,000 over 2005. That doesn't
include the estimated 350,000
unregistered boats in the
state.
Although Florida is the top
state in the nation for the
number of recreational ves-
sels, it is second (behind Cal-
ifornia) for the most boating
accidents.
The FWC began a pilot
campaign in 2005 in Lee
County, Moore said, to edu-
cate boaters about the top
safety hazards.
"Over and over again, there
were three topics of concern,"
he said. "We found out three
were too many to focus on
properly, so we narrowed it
down to two."


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2006 VESSEL
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ACCIDENTS BY COUNTY
Note: Accident rate = number
of recreational vessels divided
by number of accidents.

Sarasota
Recreational vessels: 24,525
Total vessels: 25,306
Reportable accidents: 10
Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 8
Property damage: 569,500
Rank 23
Accident rate: 1:2,725

Charlotte
Recreational vessels: 21,961
Total vessels: 22,680
Reportable accidents: 9
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 10
Property damage: S 108,750
Rank 22
Accident rate: 1:2,440

DeSoto
Recreational vessels: 2,382
Total vessels: 2,443
Reportable accidents: 0
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Property damage: $0
Rank: 67
Accident rate: N/A


2006 PERSONAL
WATERCRAFT
REGISTRATION AND
ACCIDENTS BY COUNTY

Sarasota
Pleasure: 2,767
Rental: 46
Total: 2,813
Accidents: 1
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Property damage: $2,000
Rank 32
Accident rate: 1:2,767

Charlotte
Pleasure: 1,569
Rental: 29
Total: 1,598
Accidents: 2
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 2
Property damage: $1,250
Rankp 25
Accident rate: 1:784

DeSoto
Pleasure: 184
Rental: 0
Total: 184
Accidents: 0
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 0
Property damage: $0
Rank 67
Accident rate: N/A


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mon sense, but apparently
that's not so common.
"First and foremost, acci-
dents occur because some-
body's not paying close atten-
tion to what's going on
around them," Moore said. "If
you're' attentive, chances of
you running into something
- or something running into
you are pretty slim."
One person who would
agree with that assessment is
Capt. Bruce LaMotte, owner
of Lemon Bay Tours in Eng-
lewood, which runs sightsee-
ing and nature cruises aboard
a 49-passenger catamaran.
He said he sometimes dreads
going out on the water on
weekends.
"One problem on the
weekend is boaters who have
had way too much to drink or
are not paying attention,"
LaMotte said. '"A lot of people
get in their boat and don't
have a clue about the rules of
the road. Some people have
the hammer down, going 40
mph and I can't see their
faces because they're looking
at their GPS to see how fast
they're going."
Alcohol (and other abused
substances), though not in
the top two, is certainly an is-
sue. It contributed to 15 per-
cent of all fatal boating acci-
dents.
Drinking while driving a


boat is as dangerous or
perhaps even more so than
drinking while driving a car,
said Captain Ralph Allen,
owner of King Fisher Fleet, a
cruise and fishing charter ser-
vice operating out of Fisher-
men's Village in Punta Gorda.
"On a boat, there are no
white lines like there are on
the road, to at least keep them
going straight," he said.
The second factor
The second factor in boat-
ing accidents is as logical as it
is preventable.
After careful analysis to
determine the primary type
of fatal accident, Moore said,
"it came back pretty quick
that the majority are falls
overboard."
Surprisingly, it's not the
less aggressive waters of the
Gulf where most incidents of
this type occur. A whopping
73 percent of fatal falls over-
board take place on calm,
inland waters such as lakes,
ponds, rivers and creeks.
The problem of people
falling overboard is not the
main concern, however.
"People are going to acci-
dentally fall overboard from
time to time," Moore said.
"And there are a lot of things
we could say, but it would get
confusing.

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"When you look at Coast
Guard statistics, one of the
things they said in their na-
tional report is 85 percent of
the people who drowned in
boating accidents could have
been saved if they were wear-
ing a life jacket."
Moore compares life jack-
ets on boats to seat belts in
cars. They won't eliminate fa-
talities but they sure will
reduce them.


"The only thing the law re-
quires is having enough life
jackets on boat for the amount
of passengers," Moore said. 'A
lot of these people (who be-
came fatalities) had enough
jackets on the boat but it
wasn't doing them any good
because they weren't wearing
them."
Moore noted that life jack-
ets do not have to be bulky,
obtrusive or uncomfortable.
"They even have inflatable
life jackets that look like a


fanny pack," he said. "They're
flat until you inflate them. It's
comfortable to wear in Flor-
ida's heat, and it won't even
ruin your tan lines."
But how do you persuade
boaters to do the right thing?
State of concern
Like Moore, LaMotte feels
that education should play a
larger role in boater safety.
"I don't like a lot of govern-
ment," he said, "but I believe
people who take boats out


should have some kind of
(mandatory) education or
class."
But there's something else
he would like to see: more
marine patrols.
"I don't see them out there
during the busiest times,"
LaMotte said. "It would be
nice to have them enforce no-
wake zones a little bit more.
Maybe if they (the offenders)
got a ticket, they wouldn't do
it as much."
LaMotte is not alone in his


desire to see more enforce-
ment.
In the commission's 2006
Florida Recreational Boating
Survey, nearly half (47 per-
cent) of boaters indicated
they want to see more agency
enforcement on public
waters.
A huge 81 percent want
greater enforcement on care-
less or reckless boaters, while
more than half (56 percent)
want the FWC to crack down
on boaters impaired by alco-


hol or other substances.
Allen said it doesn't seem
as if 2007 will be any better in
the state.
"It's sad that we have such
a high accident rate and fatal-
ity rate," Allen said, adding
that Florida has had a string
of fatal accidents this year all
around the state.
"It looks like this will be a
record year, the way we're
going."

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RANCH from Page 1 A


Crossover membership
looks like this: seven of the
original 19 lot owners in
Sorrento Ranches are SARA
members.
Values questioned
Graf disagrees with one of
Burrus' underlying assump-
tions that Bella Citta will hurt
the area.
He's convinced it will actu-
ally enhance area property
values.
"When you look at the
assessed value and the mar-
ket value you can't find it
impacted our properties neg-
atively," Graf said.
"I've looked at the value of
the Sorrento Ranches proper-
ty bordering the develop-
ment. Some went up 50 per-
cent in 2006 during a.year
that Villa Lago was undergo-
ing a comprehensive plan
amendment," he said.
For further proof,. Graf
points to Bella Citta property.
In 2003 its assessed value
was $16,000 per acre (or
$736,000), he said.
Within a few days of being
annexed, the 46-acre proper-
ty was sold for $940,000.
In 2004, the parcel was
reappraised for $450,300.
Following a 2005 compre-
hensive plan amendment
that changed county zoning
designations to city designa-
tion, the property assessment
jumped again from $450,000
to $2,406,500, he said.


At the end of 2006, the 46-
acre Bella Citta property was
valued at $4,296,800, Graf
said.
JPA questioned
He thinks Sorrento Ranch-
es, which is not within city
limits, would realize the same
financial gain if it were an-
nexed.
Here's how it works.
The county's moderate
zoning density for Bella Citta
allowed two to five units on
the 5-acre parcels, but under
the same moderate zoning
designation within the city,
up to 13 units can be built on
same property, Graf said.
"This is why city property
is worth at least three times
more than county property...
because you can put more
units on the property. It's far
more valuable to the city.
"If we ever were able to be
annexed, what do you think
would happen to our proper-
ties? It's pretty clear. Just the
availability of annexation
alone would raise the poten-
tial value," Graf said.
SARA is trying to get city
leaders to change JPA agree-
ment language so the Sor-
rento Ranches area can be
annexed sooner than later. Its
current designation could
mean the area isn't brought
within city boundaries for up
to 40 years.
"We're already on the bor-
der of Venice and we feel that


MEMBERSHIP

Sorrento Ranches Homeowners Association Inc.
Membership: SRHA claims 100 percent membership. Its mem-
bership consists of owners of 23 lots (one membership per lot), 19
within Sorrento Ranches and four along Kilpatrick Road. An esti-
mated 75 percent support its position on Bella Citta, according to
SRHA President Dr. Robert Burrus.
Position: Opposes the Bella Citta project, a proposed 180-unit
townhouse development on 46 acres abutting Sorrento Ranches,
because it's inconsistent with the neighboring 5-acre parcels that
make up Sorrento Ranches.

Sorrento Area Residential Association
SARA claims 101 members (counting each registered voter per
household) in Sorrento Ranches and the surrounding community.
Seven of 19 lot owners in Sorrento Ranches are SARA members.
Position: Supports moderate-density zoning in the Sorrento
area and the Bella Citta project, which it says is an appropriate
buffer from planned commercial projects to north and east.


potentially 40 years is a long
period of time to rule out any
thought of annexation of our
area," Graf said. "I'd like to see
it in my lifetime."
Inevitable
Graf dismisses the charac-
terization that SARA mem-
bers are a group of greedy in-
vestor types.
He sees growth in the area
as inevitable.
"None of us have our prop-
erties up for sale," he said. "If
it's going to be built, here's an
opportunity to go in with low
intensity."
"The reason why we sup-
port Bella Citta is because we
believe it provides a good


transition and buffer from
higher intensity development
to the north," said Graf, refer-
ring to the S&J housing devel-
opment and the Sarasota
Memorial Hospital facility to
be built at Laurel Road and I-
75.
"If you took a vote, people
would say we don't want to
grow. But the reality is Flor-
ida's population is growing by
some exorbitant number.
Where are they going to go? If
everybody says 'no growth,'
what do you do with them?
"Rather than ignore that
fact, let's plan on them com-
ing and where growth fits."
Not that he wants Sorrento
Ranches to be annexed im-


mediately.
"We don't want to be
annexed tomorrow, but 40
years?" Graf said. "We don't.
want to be kept out for 40
years. It seems unfair."
Shut out
Last month, city leaders
got a chance to witness some-
thing they don't often see -
citizens testifying in support
of a development project.
SARA members spoke in
favor of Bella Citta, while
SRHA's Burrus testified
against it.
Council didn't act on the
rezone petition because of
county pressure to wait until
it had a chance to discuss it.
Officials are still disputing
which set of set of rules -
county or city to apply and
what standards apply when it
comes to compatibility is-
sues.
The lull has given SARA a
chance to make its point,
again, seeking a JPA redesig-
nation.
"It makes sense to us," said
Bill Welle, a SARA director.
"We knew the area was ripe
for development. We're happy
it took this long to do. But the
JPA took away (our right) to
sell to the highest bidder.
"(Under the, JPA) we can
only sell to an individual now,
not to a developer."


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Correction
In an article on sea tur-
tles that appeared in the
Venice Gondolier Sun on
Sunday, Aug. 5, an incor-
rect phone number was
given. Sea turtle disorien-
tations should be reported
to the Mote Marine La-
boratory sea turtle line at
388-4331 or to the Florida
Fish & Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission Division
of Law Enforcement at
(888) 404-FWCC ((888)
404-3922) during regular
business hours. The Gon-
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OPINION


EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
PHONE: (941) 207-1101
FAX: (941) 484-8460
bmudge@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



If we could save Venice in a bottle ...


All you native Venetians, raise your
hands. One, two, three ... hmm, not a
lot of you, comparatively speaking.
OK, then, how many of you moved here
50 years ago? Forty? Still not a lot.
Ten years? Five? That's what we thought:
Most of us came here from somewhere else,
relatively recently in the history of our 80-
year-old city.
Continuing our little exercise, let's sup-
pose you moved to Venice about 20 years
ago. Here's a thumbnail sketch of what it
was like here then:
Venice's hospital was Venice Hospital,
with no open-heart surgery program, no
health park and no parking garage. There
was no community foundation, either.
The city's wastewater treatment plant
was located along the Gulf and the only fire
station was on the island.
The Venetian Waterway Park didn't exist.


Neither did Service Club Park, Shamrock Park,
the Senior Friendship Center, Bypass Park, the
Gene Whipp Center for Special Athletes,
Michael Biehl Park, the gazebo downtown,
Graser Park, much of Heritage Park...
The Venice Public Library was half its
current size and the Frances T. Bourne
Jacaranda Library didn't exist.
The Venice Little Theatre, the Venice Art
Center and the Venice Yacht Club were
about half their current capacity, with far
fewer amenities.
The train depot was a train wreck.
There were fewer golf courses in the
area, and the ones that did exist were not
nearly as nice as they are now.
U.S. 41 through the island was two
lanes, with bottlenecks north and south.
The Hatchett Creek Bridge was lower and
opened more frequently, and the other two
bridges were in need of work. The bypass


was four lanes through South Venice.
There was no South County Court-
house. In fact, there wasn't much between
the State Road 776 turn-off and North Port.
There wasn't much beach, either.
Nourishment was seven years away.
If you moved here within the last few
years, would you like to turn back the clock
to 1987, or did some of the changes over the
last two decades add things to Venice that
attracted you here? We bet they did.
Is everything better? Of course not.
Change sometimes can be a zero-sum pro-
cess, with something getting worse when
something else gets better. And there's
always the risk of putting the law of unin-
tended consequences in play.
On the whole, however, we believe Venice
is a much better place to live than it was 20
years ago; it was a great place then and it
will be a better place in the future.


So forgive us for thinking the reports of
Venice's demise if the airport is developed
are greatly exaggerated.
The Great Depression didn't killVenice. The
departure of the Kentucky Military Institute
didn't kill Venice. The loss of the Ringling Bros.
and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows didn't
kill Venice. If Venice survived those catastro-
phes, chances are good it will make it though
whatever happens at the airport.
And even if nothing happens at the air-
port, theVenice of five years from nowwon't
be the Venice of today, anymore than
today's city is the same as it was in 2002 or
any other year you could pick.
Change and progress aren't synonyms, but
there is no progress without change. Venice's
challenge is not to stop change no one ever
has but to try to control and influence it for
the greater benefit of all Venetians, present
and future.


New Urbanism?


BOB VEDDER
COLUMNIST


In the last couple of years
there has been a cry to keep
the John Nolen concept for
the city of Venice. It is that
design and the quaintness of
the town that have been a big
draw to the city.
The Nolen Plan is consid-
dred a New'Urbanism con- i
deptfwith an activity center
that features mixed uses in-
cluding retail and residential,
usually with more density
closer to the center.
The city has taken that
directive and fashioned its
definition of New Urbanism,
which includes lots of density
in the center marked by mid-
rises. At least, that is what it
looks like in a project slated
for Laurel Road and the pro-
ject downtown.
Nowhere, however, does it
say in the New Urbanism
bible that there needs to be
seven- to 10-story buildings
in the center. On the contrary,
there are a lot of examples of
much less than that. I have
visited three this year.
Aboca, near Jupiter, is
delightful. I couldn't find any-
thing higher than three sto-
ries. Celebration, near Disney,
is another great example, with
the same kind of height in the
core city.
Then, around my son's
wedding, we visited South-
wood, which is just develop-
ing. It's very quaint and not
that dense. They all were New
Urbanism and are all three
stories or less.
This is this definition of
John Nolen and New Urban-
ism that the people in the city
want, not the one the city has
been following so far. Let's not
follow a developer's point of
view instead of what the peo-
ple really want.

By's Crack: I still say
that if we can close mental
institutions and put the
patients on the streets, the
least we could do is the
same for Congress.


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lost two fantastic employees in
the last month to cancer. Both
had 18 years of experience with
the company.
Frank Naughton was a
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about as loyal an employee as
you could find.
Deborah Pizzuto was the
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for our company and was one
of those rare people who lit


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She had a quick wit, yet a
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These two will be sorely
missed.

At the airport charrette
(why would we take a name
from the French?), the ques-
tion was raised, who paid for
the airport special section we
did? There was an implication
that a developer or maybe the
city paid for it to slant it some-
how.'
On the contrary, the Gon-
dolier Sun footed the bill and
very purposefully did not sell
advertising in itWewantedthis
to be very balanced and, more
important, to contain all the
facts without any appearance
of there being a bias.
Unfortunately, a lot of peo-
ple did not read it or they
would have learned a lot
about the misconceptions
about the airport, which were
very apparent at the meeting.
I'll share my thoughts on that
Sunday.
These special airport sec-
tions can be picked up at the
Gondolier Sun or city hall.

Today's Ism: If con is the
opposite of pro, is Congress
the opposite of progress?

Starting this year and for
several years to come, Venice
High School was expected to
have lower enrollment. This
year it was to drop a hundred
or so.
Oops.
The school is 120 students
more than projected around
2,200 now and school hasn't
started. This means it will be
short four or five teachers.
Administration has to wait
until after the 10-day count to
do anything. How can you
hire four teachers a couple of
weeks into the year and not
affect the output?

I got my utilities bill for a
house I have in the city. The
itemized items added up to
$48 but the total was $78.
Ends up that the big item
- the pickup charge, which is
$30 was added but not
itemized. This was one of
many items that had gone
wrong with the new program
and the change in rates.
The city has a real pro, life-
long Venetian Kelly Treat,
working the counter, answer-
ing the questions..

United Way was $90,000
over goal, thanks to a great
job by Steve Brett, CEO,
Kathy Turner, campaign
chair, and Evan Duke, presi-
dent of the board.

It's the last few days of the
tax holiday for most school
supplies and clothes under
$50.
Robert A. Vedder writes a
twice-weekly column in this
paper,


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS


A B-II airport in C-II clothing


Editor:
On the subject of airport classification (from the Internet):
The classification C-II has two components.
The "C" is the approach category. It is a grouping of aircraft
based on their stall speed at maximum weight. The document
goes on to say, "This aircraft group must generate or be fore-
casted to generate at least 500 total operations. The highest cat-
egory of aircraft to meet this standard is established as the crit-
ical aircraft at the airport."
The approach speed for "B" is listed as 91-120 knots, "C" is
121-140 knots.
The second component, II, is the design group. 'Airplane
design group is a grouping of airplanes based on wingspan of
an airport's critical aircraft." This determines runway widths,
etc. Wingspan for aircraft in category II is 49 to 78 feet.
'Actual and recommended airport designations are based
upon the fleet mix of aircraft currently operating, or forecasted
to operate, at a particular airport."
It seems obvious from these numbers that single-engine
planes should be designated the "critical aircraft at the airport"
now and in the future.
Only the length of runway (more than 4,300 feet) qualifies
the airport for a "C" rating. They can shorten the runways by
marking themoff. I believe they did that already because of the
Circus Bridge.
By accepting this classification, it seems city council, past
and present, has wanted to upgrade the airport for jet traffic for
some time. It might be interesting to see the goals set in the
contract with MEA.

Dick Alexander
Venice


Put some lawyers
out of work

Editor:
My recent guest column
about 50 years of insurance
problems got little response.
A solution I offered was to
rewrite laws to be clear, con-
cise and limit the power of
lawyers and politicians.
Those who agreed said
pessimistically that they won't
let that happen. But I recently
read in the Wisconsin State
Journal that its assembly
passed a bill to cut funds for
Wisconsin law schools.


The legislator who intro-
duced the bill said Wisconsin
has too many lawyers, and
they primarily generate more
work for themselves. He said.
funding should support fields
that have greater needs.
The Journal said the bill
probably won't become law.
But it does underscore grow-
ing resistance to tyrannical
lawyer power.
An article in the August
Business 2.0 magazine is
headlined: "We Don't Need
No Stinkin' Lawyers." It re-
ports that a Spanish firm, Ne-
gonation, has a Web site,


Tractis, that enables users to
create, manage and execute
contracts with no lawyers
required.
But Wisconsin also has a
new 28-page law for licensing
small brewers that nobody
understands. One brewer said
it could have been written
more clearly in a paragraph at
the most.
So the need persists to
rewrite all laws to be clear and
concise and avoid needless
work by lawyers. I think we
have a unique opportunity to
do that in Florida with a con-
stitutional amendment.
Well-written state laws can
lead the way for other states
and better national laws. It
sure seems worth a try.

Bob Byler
Venice

Find a way to
balance interests
Editor:
The airport guide that has
been provided by the Venice
Gondolier Sun for the citizens
poses many questions that
need to be answered.
We have an airport with
needs that are to be discussed
and then we have land use
surrounding this airport. It
will be quite futile to have
concrete plans for land use if
we are trying to solve prob-
lems at the airport with the
least intrusive consequences
to the golf course.
I hope we do not lose sight
of the main objective, that
being the city of Venice hav-
ing a viable, safe, profitable
land use plan at the airport
without destroying pristine
land and recreational uses


that affect all of Venice.
The Federal Aviation Ad-
ministration has said we need
to generate funds at the air-
port to maintain a financially
stable operation. The FAA
also says small airports are
encouraged to apply for
grants for major repairs.
The FAA is mainly con-
cerned with land that is
leased at fair market value. We
again need to emphasize that
this land will be impacted,
but at what degree?
I will trust -that no deals
have been solidified and the
paper is blank for the public
to fill in the spaces.
This will be all about ethics
and conservation and insight
into the land we all love, that
being Venice.

Pat McDonald
Venice
Wants his regular
dose of Dave
Editor:
By all means, keep printing
Dave Barry's columns. He's
very funny, clever and topical.
We need humor in today's
twisted world.
The Let'em Have It caller
who claims Barry's reprinted
columns waste space, wasted
space by calling in a ridicu-
lous complaint. Furthermore,
how can a person who forgot
where they left their teeth last
night remember if Barry's
columns are repeats?
Has anyone seen my glass-
es? I'm pretty sure I had them
just a few minutes ago.
Damn!
Tom Johnson
Venice
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A lesson missed in kindergarten


ED MARTIN
COLUMNIST


Venice spent almost $1,000
of the taxpayers' money be-
cause Mayor Fred Hammett
asked City Attorney Bob
Anderson to review the legali-
ty of the county commission-
ers' actions to promote the
March referendum.
Specifically, the mayor
expressed annoyance that the
county spent funds express-
ing its views on the value of
the referendum.
The mayor asked council
to continue Anderson's legal
research at a meeting on the
day the referendum was pass-
ing overwhelmingly. City and
county citizens voted (about.
70 percent, positive), that they
would like the county to have
a role in city annexation,
rezoning and so on, of prop-
erties affecting the county.


At the time a few council
members gently suggested
other courses of action than
Anderson's legal research, but
when pushed by the mayor,
they acquiesced to the An-
derson study, which, of
course, came to naught.
Lo these many moons
later, after several requests, I
have finally been able to
secure the figures Anderson
billed for this municipal exer-
cise in pique 5.5 hours of
research at $175 an hour for a
total of $962.50. (Anderson
and partner Wayne Hall's fees
seem reasonable and mod-
est.)
The issue is particularly
relevant because some coun-
cil members, including the
mayor, at their recent meet-
ing again seemed to. be itch-
ing for legal action with the
county.
"Let them sue," Hammett
said, when informed the
county suggested it might
pursue legal action if the city
did not meet the terms of the
joint planning agreement's
dispute resolution process.
The city had been "stiff-
arming" the county, an all-
too-frequent posture. One
has to assume City Manager
Marty Black is not driving this
antagonism, but is, instead,


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'There was a book written some time ago that
suggested that everything important about
human relations was learned, or should have
been, in kindergarten ..."


reflecting council's views.
Cooler heads
As this is written, a meet-
ing is scheduled between
Black and County Adminis-
trator Jim Ley and their staffs.
Meanwhile, there has been a
trail of correspondence con-
cerning whether the joint
planning agreement covers
the Bella Citta area, which is a
multi-family, multi-story de-
velopment that abuts the Sor-
rento Ranch area and nearby
homes, which are in a one-
unit-per-5, acres county zon-
ing area.
The issue is compatibility
- the county feels that the
Bella Citta development is
not compatible with its near-
by neighborhood.
As I follow the argument, at
first the city said the county
"has no horse in this race," in
somewhat less-colloquial terms.
Then the issue was expressed


- Ed Martin, columnist



differently: The county was
not entitled to action under
the joint planning agreement
and Ley had not stated his
request appropriately.
In the meanwhile, the city
planning commission, city
staff and a letter from the
mayor all basically rejected
County Commission Chair
Nora Patterson's letter asking
for a hold on city action until
staff had a chance to meet
and resolve the matter.
Hammett gratuitously,
it seemed to me in a letter
to Patterson suggested that
the attorney for Bella Citta,
Jeffrey Boone, should meet
with the commissioners and
enlighten them. Somehow
they weren't impressed with
that opportunity.
Is this leadership?
There was a book written
some time ago that suggested
that everything important


about human relations was
learned, or should have been,
in kindergarten most espe-
cially, how to play nicely with
others.
It is clear our city council
has mostly been bashing the
county and its commission-
ers in public meetings, and
the planning commission
members with the notable
exception of three members,
on this Bella Citta postpone-
ment issue have been
moving their lips while coun-
cil provided the voice.
Hello, out there! When the
city and the county clash,
time and money are wasted,
and if it gets to legal fees,
more money is wasted. Cit-
izens of Venice lose both
ways, because we pay taxes to
both governments.
While the city has some
realistic complaints over cer-
tain county actions in the
past for example; develop-
ing nearby areas without con-
sultation those issues were
before the joint planning
agreement.
The point is that grown-up
leaders solve problems, rath-
er than exacerbate them out
of pique and competitive-
ness.
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Editor:
I read the letter by D.K.
Bailey concerning future
water requirements for the
11,000 planned new homes
slated for Charlotte County
and share his concern about
sustainability. I believe his
usage values are understated.
My water bill says I use 83
gallons per day, per person. A
Google search say the average
consumption is about 100
gallons per day per person.
Using this number, the
additional demand will be
closer to 400,000,000 gallons
per person per year. This does
not include the additional
water demand placed on the
supporting infrastructure:
restaurants, car washes, pub-
lic restrooms, etc.
But one factor is universal:
When we run out we're out.
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Mass movement. No new taxes for roads. New roads. Old
roads. Future roads. This is the wrong way to go today. We have
almost paved over the entire country. Gasoline will continue to
get more expensive. It's time to focus on efficient, convenient
mass transit, which moves people at much less cost than the
one-car, one-person approach this country has taken for years
and years. And thank you for this column. I read it in every
issue, and I think it's great to be able to Let'em Have It.


Part of the job. Interesting
to see the new contract fig-
ures for the Venice Police De-
partment. They definitely
need to pay decent wages to
stay competitive. However,
unless I'm reading this wrong, I
was very surprised to see that
taxpayers have to pay an
.incentive to officers if they get
fit and stay fit. It seems like that
would automatically be a
requirement for the job itself.
Isn't being fit necessary for per-
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cers want to stay as fit as
humanly possible to protect


themselves in dangerous situ-
ations? The soldiers in Iraq
don't get incentives for getting
and staying fit. Aren't we tax-
payers automatically paying
for a yearly membership at a
local YMCA for all city em-
ployees so they can all take
personal time to get fit and stay
fit? We're not talking a lot of
money here, but it seems that
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will have to say that dogs are
much more behaved than the
children at restaurants. Par-
ents don't give a care what
their children do at a restau-
rant making noise and
walking around, getting in the
way of everybody, having fits,
etc. I agree, they should go
through a dog training course
before being allowed in pub-
lic. Kids control the parents
and the parents don't seem to
care. There's nothing worse
than sitting next to a table
with bratty kids. Dogs behave
themselves.
Bright spot. Regarding the
person who complained
about the children's fountain
in downtown Venice: I'm 80
years old and there's not a lot
of bright spots in my life, what
with the bad news every-


where on TV, papers, etc. I
cherish the bright spots, and
the one I like the best is when
I walk past the fountain and
hear the little kiddies laugh
and squeal. Makes my day. No
matter how much mess this
old world gets into, at least the
little children will remember
what fun they had in the
fountain. And I'm sure they
must be recycling the water so
they are not using much
water.
Apples, oranges. This is to
the fella who praised the
Japanese auto. He needs to
compare apples to apples and
get his facts straight. In the
early '40s it was almost im-
possible to buy an automo-
bile as Americans were busy
making weapons: planes,
trucks, ships and automobiles
needed to fight the manufac-
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Julie Williams, Lt. Tom McNulty and Administrative
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR Service.
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PUBLISH
IN RE: ESTATE OF AUGUST
DOMINICK FRAGOMENI, AUGUST
Deceased, AUGUST
AUGUST
Case No: 2007-CP-005986-NC
Division: Probate IN THE
Tut: I


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE, the administration
of the estate of DOMINICK
FRAGOMENI. deceased. File
Number 2007-CP-009p6.-NC0,
a pending ,r, me ,.Cuf' Coudf u7
S 'aso ', 'ounry, Flr,,.3, Probarl.
Division, the address pf which is
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, Flori-
da 34230-3079. The name and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims, or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
MUST FILE THEIR CLAIMS WITH
THIS COURT WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE,
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice Is August 8, 2007.
Personal Representative:
FRANK GIANNINI
c/o 6624 Gateway Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34231

KURT F. LEWIS
ATTORNEY for Frank Giannini
Florida Bar NO. 119630
6624 Gateway Avenue
Sarasota, FlorIda 34231
Tele: (941) 921-5595
Fax: (941)-921-3950
PUBLISH: August 8, 15, 2007

NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE
BOARD OF
NURSING
IN RE: The license to
practice nursing of
Glenn Frye, C.N.A.
4956 Brookmeade Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34232
Case No. 2006-33865
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NOTICE OF AUCTION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
Pursuant to F.S. 713.585(6), Elsie
Title Services, LLC w/power of
attorney will sell the listed autos to
the highest bidder subject to any
liens; Net proceeds deposited with
clerk of court per 713.585;
owner/lienholders right to a hear-
S ing per F.S. 713.585(6); td post
bond per F.S. 559.917; owner may
redeem vehicle for cash sum of
DA lien; all'auctions held w/reserve;
inspect 1 wk prior @ lienor facility;
DR cash or cashier's check; 25% buyer
SC prem; anyone interested ph (941)-
486-0800. Sale date
8/27/2007 @ 9:00 am 0 228
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BUCK Ml lien amt $727.60
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34285 Reg #MV51777, (941)
485-8559


Lawrenceburg, Indiana PUBLISH: August 8, 2007
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that PUBLIC VEHICLE AUCTION
and action has been filed against The following vehicle/vessel(s) will
you and you are required to serve a be auctioned for unpaid towing and
copy of defense or objection, if storage charges only per FS
any, to the PETITION FOR CHANGE 713.78. Vehicle @ Flagship Tow-
OF NAME OF NICHOLAS ANDREW Ing & Automotive, LLC, 106
MYERS, to RICHARD ANDREW Corporation Way, Unit 11,
GLAZIER care of his attorneys, Venice.
LEGAL AID OF MANASOTA
whose address is 1900 Main On 08/24/07 0 10:00 AM, at the
Street, Sarasota, Florida, abvoe address.
34236 on or before August 20,
2007, and must file the original 1. 1992 CHEVY VAN
with the Clerk of the Court at 4000 1GBDM19Z7NB190277
S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, Florida 2. 1992 OLDSMOBILE
34293, before or immediately after 1G3HN53LONH360370.
service on Petitioner. Failure to do
so may result in a default against PUBLISH: August 8, 2007
you and a grant of the relief
demanded in the Petition. NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s) will
Copies of all court documents in be auctioned for unpaid towing &
this case, including Orders, are 'storage charges only, per FS
available at the Clerk of the Circuit 713.78. Vehicle @ Jimmie's Fire-
Court's office, You may review stone, 6025 S SR53, Madison,
these documents upon request. FL 1. 1999, Chev, Venture, Vn,
Blu, 1GNDX03E6X0221665. 2.
You must keep the Clerk of the Cir- 2002 Mazd, Protege, 4D, Red,
cuit Court notified of your current JM1BJ245621610327,
address. Future papers in this law- On 8/29/2007 at 9:00 a.m. at
suit will be mailed to the address 171 S Jackson Rd, Venice
on record in the Clerk's office. 34292.
PUBLISH: August 8, 2007
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Family Law Rules of Procedure, Johnson's Towing of Venice
requires certain automatic disclo- gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
sure of documents and information, and Intent to sell these vehicles on
Failure to comply can result in sanc- 08/22/2007, 09:00 a.m. at
lions, including dismissal or striking 604 Tamlami Trail N, Nokomis,
of pleadings. FL 34275-2137, pursuant to sub-
section 713.78 of the Florida
WITNESS my hand and seal of said statutes. Johnson's Towing of
Court on this 10th day of July, Venice reserves the right to
2007 accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
KAREN E. RUSHING, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT 1996 TOYOTA
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bond per F.S. 559.917; owner may
If no contact has been made by deem vehicle for cash sum of
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sons needing a special accom- y icud
modaltion to participate In this MODU M1 lien amt $50.00
proceeding should contact the 2000 Ford Mustang 2D, Whi,
Individual or agency sending81FAFP42X9YF269586 / llenor;
this notice not later than seven Modular Madness Speed Cen-
days prior to the proceeding at ters, Inc, 2017 Wigtfield Park
the address given on the notice. Dr, Sarasota,, FL 34243. Rag #:
Telephone: (850)-245-4640, 1- MV63365, (941) 758-8765.
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770(VM, via Florida Relay PUBLISH: August 8, 2007


PUBLISH: AUGUST 8, 2007
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s) will
be auctioned for unpaid towing &
storage charges only, per FS
713.78 Vehicle @ North Collier
Collision, Inc. 16210 Old 41 S.
Bonita Springs. 1. 1990 Hood,
Accord, 4D, Sil,
1HGCB7659LA031105.
On 8/29/2007 at 9:00 am, 171
S. Jackson Rd, Venice, FL
34292.
PUBUSH: AUGUST 8, 2007

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARINA ISETTA DUVAL,
Deceased,

File No. 2007-CP-008818-NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARINE ISETTA DUVAL,
deceased, whose date of death
was December 13, 2006; File
Number 2007-CP.008818-NC,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Sarasota County Florida, Probate
Division; the address of which is
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL
34230-3079. The names and


NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS

addresses of the personal repre- Sarasota, FL 34241
sentatives and the personal repre-
sentatives' attorney are set forth H. Greg Lee
below. Attorney for Personal
All creditors of the decedent and Representative:
other persons having claims or Florida Bar No. 351301
demands against decedent's H. GREG LEE, P.A.
estate, on whom a copy of this 2014 Fourth Street
notice is required to be served, Sarasota, Florida 34237
must file their claims with this court Telephone: (941)-954-0067
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE PUBLISH: AUGUST 1, 8, 2007
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF IN THE
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) IN THE CIRCUIT COUNTY, FORIDA
DATE AFTER THE DATE OF SER- SARASOTACOUNTYFLORIDA
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS PROBATE DIVISION
* NOTICE ON THEM..
All orhEr crea.torM 1 thre de.ae.-. il tE ESTATE OFF
and other persons having claims or ALBERT J. MINGER,
demands against the decedents Deceased.
estate must file .their claims with le No: 2007-CP-008143-NC
this court WITHIN THREE (3) File No: 2007-CP.008143-NC
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF Division: Probate
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. NOTICE TO CREDITORS
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED The administration of the estate of
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET ALBERT J. MINGER, deceased,
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF whose date of death was May 12,
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE 2007, is pending in the Circuit
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Court for Sarasota County, Flori-
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME da, Probate Division, the address of
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, which is: Post Office Box 3079,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Sarasota, FL 34230-3079. The
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE names and addresses of the co-
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH personal representative and the co-
IS BARRED. personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA- All creditors of the decedent and
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS other persons having claims or
AUGUST 1, 2007. demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
Personal Representative: required to be served must file their
MASSIMILIANO LEONCINI claims with this court WITHIN THE
219 Burney Road LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
Osprey, FL 34229 THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
Attorney for Personal DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
Representative: VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
Mary Lynn Desjarlals NOTICE ON THEM.
Florida Bar No. 347469 All other creditors of the decedent
Mary Lynn Desjarlals, P.A. and other persons having claims or
2750 Stickney Point Road demands against decedent's
Suite 201 estate, must file their claims with
Sarasota, FL 34231 this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
Telephone: (941) 923-3388 AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLISH: August 1, 8, 2007 PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
PROBATE DIVISION WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
IN RE: ESTATE OF, PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
LISA KREIDER ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
LISA KREIDER, YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
Deceased. DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
File No. 2007-CP-005568-NC IS BARRED.
Probate Division THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AUGUST 1, 2007.
The administration of the estate of Merle D. Mlnger
LISA KREIDER, deceased, whose Mchael D. Horl ck, rA.
date of death was Maroh 12 c/o Michael Horlick, P.A-Su
2007, File Number 2007-CP- 1314 E. Venice Avenue Sute D
005568-NC, is pending in the Cir- Venice, Florida 34285
cuit Court for Sarasota County,
Florida, Probate Division, the Attorney for Personal
address of which is P.O. Box Representative:
3079, SARASOTA, FL 34230- MICHAEL D. HORUCK
3079. The names and addresses Florida Bar Number: 292583
of the personal representative and Michael D. Horlick, P. A.
the personal representative's attor- Ven31ice, FVenice Ave, Suite D
ney are set forth below.. (941) 484-5656
All creditors of the decedent and P(B4Augutl 8 2007
other persons having claims or PUBLISH: August1,8, 2007
demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
must file their claims with this court SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 PROBATE DIVISION
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF PROBATE DSION
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF IN RE:ESTATEOF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS JUNE QUENQUA,
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE Deceased.
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON ceased.
THEM. .File No: 2007-CP-008880-NC
All other creditors of the decedent Division: Probate
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate NOTICE TO CREDITORS
must file their claims with this court The administration of the estate of
WITHIN 3 MON THS AFTER THE U- JUNE QUENQUA, deceased,
ATEOF T ?E Rwhose date of death was July 11,
TION OF THIS NOTICE. 2007, is pending in the Circuit
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH- Court for Sarasota County, Flon-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET da, Probate Division, the address
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF a e Judicial Cener
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE of whi2 Rinch ins the udiciard Sa Centr,
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. 2002 Ringting Boulevard Sara-
NOWL BESNDG E TBME D sota, Florida. The names and
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME addresses of the personal repre-
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, sentative and the personal repre-
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO () sente's attorney are set forth
YEARS OR MORE AFTER TH below.
DECEDEN DATE OF DEATH All creditors of the decedent and
IBAR. -'" mother persons having claims or
The date of first publication of demands againstdecedent's esta
this notice Is AUGUST 1, 2007. enoh o ofti sesi


Personal Representative:
MIRIAM KREIDER
.4451 Hackamore Road


required to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER


NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS


THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLI- IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF 2007
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR-
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER- CUIT IN AND FOR SARASOTA
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS COUNTY, FLORIDA Lu
NOTICE ON THEM. PROBATE DMSION
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or IN RE: ESTATE OF
demands against decedents estate RICHARD A. SMITH, A. BR
must file their claims with this court Deceased. 3986
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE Venk
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- File No: 2007-CP-8268-SC (941
TION OF THIS NOTICE. Attor
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN NOTICE TO CREDITORS Florii
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH The administration of the estate of PUBL
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE RAYMOND J. ULWELLING, File
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL Number 2007-CP--82682,SC is .
BE FOREVER BARRED. -pending in the Circuit Court for
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME SARASOTA County, Florida, Pro-
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, bate Division, the address of which
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE Florida 34230-3079. The names IN
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH and addresses of the Personal Rep- T
IS BARRED. resentative and the Personal Repre-
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICA- sentative's attorney are set forth SAR
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS below. *
AUGUST 8, 2007 All creditors of the decedent and Case
other persons having claims or
Personal Representative: demands against decedent's PLAII
VINCENT J. QUENQUA estate, including unmatured, con- COM
24 Lincoln Road North tingent or unliquidated claims, on OF S
Plainview, NY 11803 whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with DEFE
Attorney for VINCENT J. QUEN- this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF SCO0
QUA 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SCHI
Snowden S. Mowry THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF OF A
Florida Bar No. 0939129 THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
217 Nassau Street South AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
Venice, FL 34285 OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
(941) 480-0333 THEM. Notic
PUBLISH: AUGUST 8, 15, 2007 All other creditors of the decedent the fi
and persons having claims or the al
demands against the decedent's the f
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR estate, including unmatured, con- Sara:
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA tingent, or unliquidated claims, desci
PROBATE DIVISION must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER Lot 8
IN RE: ESTATE OF THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI- 2, as
PATRICIA L. YARLETT, CATION OF THIS NOTICE. Plat
Deceased, ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED throu
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. lic R
File No. 2007-CP-007066-NC The date of the first publication Florid
Division: Probate of this notice Is AUGUST 1,
2007. at pu


Personal Representative
cy Anderiie, Personal Rep.
5816 Cleveland Road,
Venice, FL 34293

RENT McPEEK, ESQ.
6 S. Tamiami Trail
:e, Florida 34293
) 492-3400
ney for Petitioner
da Bar No.: 0003905
ISH: AUGUST 1, 8, 2007


NOTICE OF SALE

THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
ASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
e No: 2007-CA-001992-SC


NTIFF(S)
MUNITY NATIO
ARASOTA COU
ENDANT(S)
IT A. SCHIEB,T
EB AND UNITE
MERICA,
NOTICE OF
e is hereby give
nal judgment/ord
above noted case
following property
sota County
ribed as:
2, Laurel Oaks E
s per plat there
Book 34, Pag
gh 11M, inclusive
records of Sara
da.
iblic sale, to the


NOTICE TO CREDITORS best bidder for cash,
The administration of the estate of Personal Representative: sota County Courth
PATRICIA L. YARLETT, deceased, GERALD SMITH Main Street, Historic
whose date of death was June 7, 226 Como Drive East Wing, Sara
2007, is pending in the Circuit Venice, FL 34285 34237 at 11:00
Court for Sarasota County Florida, 08/24/2007. The h
Probate Division, the address of A. BRENT McPEEK, ESQ. shall immediately pc
which is P.O. Box 3079, Saraso- 3986 S. Tamiami Trail Clerk, a deposit equa
ta, FL 34230-3079. The names Venice, Florida 34293 final bid. The deposit
and addresses of the personal rep- (941) 492-3400 or cashier's check p.
resentative and the personal repre- Attorney for Petitioner Clerk of the Circuit
sentative's attorney are set forth Florida Bar No.: 0003905 payment must be
below. PUBLISH: AUGUST 1, 8, 2007 before 5:00 p.m. of ti
All creditors of the decedent and sale by cash or cashier
other persons, having claims or
demands against decedent's estate IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF IF YOU ARE A PERSON
on whom a copy of this notice is THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIR- RIGHT TO FUNDS
required to be served must file their CUIT IN AND FOR SARASOTA AFTER THE SALE, YO
claims with this Court WITHIN THE COUNTY, FLORIDA A CLAIM WITH THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS PROBATE DIVISION LATER THAN 60 DAY
AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST SALE. IF YOU FAIl
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IN RE: ESTATE OF CLAIM, YOU WILL N
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE RAYMOND J. ULWELLING, TLED TO ANY REMAIN
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF Deceased. AFTER 60 DAYS,
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. OWNER OF RECORD
All other creditors of the decedent File No: 2007-CP-2762-SC DATE OF THE LIS P
and other persons having claims or CLAIM THE SURPLUS
demands against the decedent's NOTICE TO CREDITORS
estate must file their claims with The administration of the estate of Date: July 30, 2007
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS RAYMOND J. ULWELLING, FIle
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST Number 2007-CP-2762-SC is KARE
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. pending in the Circuit Court for CLERK OF CIS
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN SARASOTA County, Florida, Pro- By: Suzanne
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH bate Division, the address of which
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE is P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota,
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL Florida 34230-3079. The names PUBLISH:
BE FOREVER BARRED. and addresses of the Personal Rep- AUGUST 8, 2007
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME resentative and the Personal Repre- AUGUST 15, 2007
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, tentative's attorney are set forth
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) below.
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE All creditors of the decedent and NOTICE OF,
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH other persons having claims or
IS BARRED. demands against decedent's At public sale by co
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBUL- estate, including unmatured, con- ding on Friday, Augu
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS tingent or unliquidated claims, on at 12 pm, SOU
AUGUST 1, 2007. whom a copy of this notice is STORAGE, (941)-4
served must file their claims with premises where said
Personal Representative: this Court WTHINTHE LATER OF red and which are
Terrance L. Yadett 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
c/o 240 S. NokomisAve THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF SOUTH VENICE STO
Suite 200A THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS 20 CIRCLEWOOD D
Venice, FL 34285 AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE VENICE, FLORIDA 3
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
Attorneys for Personal THEM. JERRY SEMER (flOx
Representatives All other creditors of the decedent
R. PHORDING, ESQ. nd persons having claims or All auctioned units mu
Bechtold & Corbrdg, P.A. demands against the decedent's in cash and emped
240 S. Nokoml s Ave estate, including unmatured, con day of sale. Lits IIst
Suite 200 tingent, or unliquidated claims, may be wthdrawn wit
Venice, FL 34285must file their claims with this court
Venice, FL 34285 51 WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER PUBLISH: August 8,
Telephone: (941-488-7751 THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
Florida Bar No. 0038740 CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
PUBLISH: AUGUST 1, 8, 2007 ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED, U S
The date of the first publication
of this notice Is AUGUST 1,


OTHER NOTICES
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR THE
COUNTY OF SARASOTA,
STATE OF FLORIDA
IN RE:
Forfeiture of:
1997 ISUZU
4 fOOR (RED)
VIN: 4S2CK58V8V4312513

Case No: 2007-CA-006962-SC
Division: C
Judge: Debra Riva
NOTICE O FORFEITURE
PROCEDIMGS

TO ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO
CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE FOL-
LOWING PERSONAL PROPERTY:
1997 ISUZU
4 DOOR (RED)
VIN: 4S2CK58V8V4312513


NOTICE IS given pursuant to Sec-
tions 932.701 through 932.707,
NAL BANK Florida Statutes (2005), that the
NTY, Petitioner, FLORIDA DEPART-
v. MENT OF HIGHWAY SAFETY
MOTOR VEHICLES, through its
TAMMY J. division, The Florida Highway
D STATES Patrol, sAized the above-described
property on or about May 9,
2007,. in Sarasota County,
SALE Florida, and is holding the proper-
ty pending the outcome of forfei-
n pursuant to ture proceedings. All persons or
der entered in entities who have a legal interest in
, that I will sell the subject property may request a
y situated in hearing concerning the seized
Florida, property by contacting Gerald D.
Slebens, Assistant Attorney Gener-
al, OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GEN-
states, Sectio ERAL, 501 East Kennedy Boule-
!f recorded in vard, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL
es 11, 11A 33602-5237. A Petition for Forfei-
e, of the Pub- ture has been filed in the above-
ssota County, styled Court. On June 29, 2007,
the trial court entered an Order
Finding Probable Cause. If there is
e highest and no response by Claimants, Petition-
, at the Sara- er will seek a Final Order Of Forfei-
ouse, 2000 ture.
c Courtroom,
isota, Florida PUBLISH:
a.m. on AUGUST 1,2007
highest bidder AUGUST 8, 2007
ost with the
I to 5% of the
must be cash
payable to the !
Court. Final
made on or
he date of the
her's check.
)N CLAIMING A
REMAINING
'U MUST FILE 1"
E CLERK NO- "
S AFTER THE
L TO FILE A
NOT BE ENTI-
NING FUNDS.
ONLY THE
AS OF THE
ENDENS MAY


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M. Pomerleau
Deputy Clerk




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ted for aucton
thout notice.
,15,2007


CinRCUiiT INAND rn,
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORID
CASE NO. 58 2007 I
005822
Me HARO ANIREWA.CLAZIER.
Petihoner/Father -

CRYSTAL KAY MYERS
Mother.
NOTICE OF ACTION BY
PUBLICATION
TO: CRYSTAL KAY MYERS
At Last known address of:
2004 Basket Lane


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OBITUARIES


VENICE GONDOLIER SUN 9A


Janet Carlton
Janet Carlton, 70, of
Gainesville, and formerly of
Venice, died Aug. 1, 2007.
James A. McKee Funeral
Homes, North Port, is in
charge of arrangements.
Deborah Marie Pizzuto


Deborah Marie "Deb" Pizzuto

Deborah Marie "Deb"
Pizzuto, 48, of Sarasota, for-
merly of Bridgeport, Conn.,
died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007.
She was born March 1,
1959. She worked for 18 years
at the Venice Gondolier Sun,
where she was' the general
accounting manager for Sun


Coast Media Group Inc. (the
parent company of the Sun
newspapers and Venice Gon-
dolier Sun). Deborah was so
much to so many people. She
touched many lives, both per-
sonally and professionally.
She will be greatly missed
by her family, including her
husband of 19 years, Ralph;
two sons, Michael and
Nicholas; her sister, Nancy
Darby of Sarasota, Fla.; her
brother, William T. Lizzio of
Johnson City, Tenn.; and her
parents, Alfred and Florence
Lizzio of University Park, Fla.
Rev. Lukas Schmidt
The Rev. Lukas Schmidt,
O.Carm., died Friday, Aug. 3,
2007. Farley Funeral Home,
Venice Chapel, is in charge of
arrangements.
Maria C. Vecchio
Maria C. Vecchio, 72,
Venice, was born Oct. 28,
1934, in Messina, Sicily, Italy,
and moved to Venice in 1980
from Albany, N.Y She was a
homemaker and member of
Calvary Bible Church in
Venice.


Survivors include her sons,
Frank (Ofelia) Vecchio of
Venice and Philip (Catherine)
Vecchio of East Greenbush,
N.Y.; five grandchildren,
Katherine, Karen, Philip,
Laura and John; a sister,
Josephinna Riccardi of Italy; a
brother, Paul (Josephine)
Citone of Albany, N.Y; and
sisters Giovanna Abate of
Italy, Yolanda Foglino of San
Diego, Calif., and Palma Fiaco
of Defriestville, N.Y. Mrs.
Vecchio was preceded in
death by her sister Maria.
Services: Visitation will be from
2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8
at Calvary Bible Church, 1936 E.
Venice Ave., Venice. The service
will begin at 4 p.m. at the
church. Burial will be in Saratoga
National Cemetery, Saratoga,
N.Y. Palms Funeral Home,
Sarasota, is in charge of arrange-
ments.
Ted G. Yeatts
Ted G. Yeatts, age 65,
of Venice, died Thurs-
day, Aug. 2, 2007. He
was born June 29,
1942, in Alcoa, Tenn.,
and came to the Venice area


in 1974 from Orlando.
He graduated from the
University of Florida with a
bachelor's degree in civil
engineering. Ted was the city
engineer for the city of Ven-
ice, and was the owner of Ted
G. Yeatts, Consulting Engin-
eer.
He also served as a Venice
City Council member and
was a member of the Amer-
ican Arbitration Association.
Ted was very involved with
the Salvation Army.
He served in the U.S. Army
during the Vietnam War.
Surviving family members
include his former wife and
high school sweetheart, Beth
Yeatts of Venice; sons Theo-
dore G.Yeatts Jr. (Leah) of Fort
Myers, and Gavin Yeatts of
Venice; and a sister, Linda M.
Yeatts of Ocala.
Services: Visitation will be from
5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8
at Farley Funeral Home, Venice
Chapel. A funeral service will be
held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9
at the funeral home. Interment
will be private. To send condo-
lences, visit www.farleyfuneral-
home.com.


POLtCE BEAT


Venice Police
Department arrest

Michael T. Porter, 23, 800
block 7th St., Englewood.
Charges: possession of a con-
trolled substance, DUI. Bond:
$1,500.


Sarasota County
Sheriffs Office arrests


James Demaio, 24, 2300
block Gentian St., Venice.
Charge: obstructing or op-
posing an officer without vio-
lence (two counts). Bond:


$2,250.
Quentin E. Schrock, 25,
10000 block Melanie Ave.,
Englewood. Charge: proba-
tion violation attaching
plate not assigned. Bond:
$1,500.
' *. Maurice L.Walker, 69, 600
block Coquina Court,


Nokomis. Charge: probation
violation -. driving while
license suspended. Bond:
$2,000.
JoshuaW Fowler, 32, 1000
block Florence St., Nokomis.
Charge: possession of a con-
trolled substance. Bond:
$1,000.


Founder of Osprey parish dies


STAFF REPORT


The Rev. Lukas Schmidt,


Schmidt


Little Flower


O.Carm., the
founding pas-
tor of Our La-
dy of Mount
Carmel Parish
in Osprey,
died Friday,
Aug. 3, 2007.
Born in Bal-
timore, Md.,
he attended
Shrine of the
School, then


went to the Carmelite Junior
Seminary in Hamilton, Mass.
He obtained a bachelor of
arts degree from St. Bonaven-
ture University, then earned a
graduate degree in theology
at Whitefriars Hall in Wash-
ington, D.C., as well as a de-
gree in canon law from the
Catholic University of Ameri-
ca. He also earned a master of
arts degree in Pastoral Coun-
seling from Loyola University
in Baltimore.
Following his ordination,
he taught at Mount Carmel
College in Niagara Falls,
Ontario; Joliet Catholic High
School in Joliet, Ill.; and
Carmel High. School in
Mundelein, Ill. After attend-
ing a program for novice
directors at Aquinas Institute
in Dubuque, Iowa, he became
the Carmelite novice director
in 1975.
He was later the director of
formation at Carmel Hall, a


residence for Carmelite semi-
narians attending Marquette
University in Wisconsin. He
later became the rector at
Whitefriars Hall, a residence
for students studying Theol-
ogy at the Washington Theo-
logical Union.
He was involved in parish
ministry at St. Joseph's
Church in Demarest, N.J.;
Our Lady of Mount Carmel in
Tenafly, N.J.; Our Lady of
Mount Carmel in Newport
News, Va.; and Epiphany
Cathedral in Venice. He
became the founding pastor
of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
in 2000.
He was an active and
respected member of the
American Carmelite province
of the Most Pure Heart of
Mary. He was a counselor to
four provincials, and elected
the regional superior of
Carmelites living in Texas,
Arizona and California. He
was also elected a delegate to
attended international Car-
melite meetings in Italy, Peru,
Spain, Portugal and Britain.
He is survived by a broth-
er, Earl; a sister-in-law, Verla;
and several nieces and
nephews.
Memorial donations may
be made to the building fund
of Our Lady of Mount
Carmel Church, P.O. Box
1097, Osprey 34229. To send
condolences online visit
www.farleyfuneralhome.
com.


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SPORTS


Move up in rankings on


pro beach volleyball tour


BY DEBBIE KIEWIET
SPORTS EDITOR

The pro beach volleyball '
team of Chara Harris and ''
Brooke Langston seems to
just keep getting better and
better with every tournament.
"We've qualified for four
tournaments in our first year,"
Harris said. "We're very excit-
ed and happy. We just hope
we can do even better."
Harris teaches biology at ~ ****
Venice High School, and
Langston works at Fitness Hl
Quest Physical Therapy in
Sarasota.
Earlier this summer, the
two qualified for the Asso-
ciation of Volleyball Profes-
sionals tournaments in Louis-
ville, Ky., and Seaside Heights,
N.J. They also compete on the .' e-at '
Florida Zephyrhills Dig The ... -Sg
Beach tour where they took
first place in Clearwater and
Fort Lauderdale and second
at Siesta Key.
At the July 19-22 Bud Light
AVP Open in Long Beach,
Calif., Harris and Langston
placed 25th out of 57 teams
and brought home $500 in
prize money. They advanced
to the main draw by defeating
Lancon/Regner, 21-19, 21-16,
and Boyer/Cooper, 21-11, 21-
13, in the qualifying bracket.
Harris and Langston lost to .
Manole/Van Fleet, 21-16, 21-
11, and Hochevar/McPeak
21-8, 21-10, to finish 25th
overall.
Winning the Long Beach :
tournament was the leg-
endary team of Misty May-
Treanor and Kerr Walsh who
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earned enough points to 21-9, 21-16, before 'losing to Jenny Johnson Jordan. ,
bypass the qualifying round Fendrick/Leibl, 21-5, 21-14, Harris and Langston will-
and go straight to the main and Lindquist/Lindquist, 21- be competing at AVP tourna-
draw where they improved 9, 21-12. 1 ments later this month in-
their final standing to 17th, Winners in the Chicago Brooklyn, N.Y, and Cincin-


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nati, Ohio. They would like'to
travel to Boston for the Aug.
16-19 AVP Open at Marina
Bay but more sponsors are
needed to help cover costs.
Potential sponsors can con-:'
tact Harris at charalise@


yahoo.com.
The two will be competing
in the Zephyrhills National
Championships Sept. 15 in
Miami, and their final tourna-
ment of the season will be
Sept. 22-24 in Huntington,


Calif.
For schedules and results,
visit avp.com and digthe
beach.com.

dkidewiet@
venicegondolier.com


SPORTS BRIEFS
Chain gang
Anyone interested in doing,
chain duties for the Venice
junior varsity and freshmen
football games is asked to call
Coach Dombroski, 228-0936.
Medals at junior masters,
Crystal Smith, a member
of the Venice High School
girls golf team, medaled in
the Nolan Henke/Patty Berg
Junior Masters Golf Tourna-
ment Aug. 1-3. Her scores
were 76-79-74, 229. The tour-
*nament was held at the
Cypress Lake Country Club in
Fort Myers.
Smith won by 12 strokes
over the nearest girl golfer.
She was fourth overall in the
tournament among both
boys and girls.
Fall ball registration
Get ready for the Venice
Little League Fall Ball season.
Registration will be held at
the Chuck Reiter Complex
Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to
noon, and Friday, Aug. 24, 6 to
8 p.m. Anyone interested in
being a manager, call 486-
8006 or visit venicelittle
league.com. A manager meet-
ing will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Chuck
Reiter.
Venice Little League is also
looking for some new, ener-
getic people to join the board
of directors. The annual
meeting for the election is
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Anyone interested in joining
the board should call 486-
8006 or visit venicelittle
league.com.
Shark's tooth golf tourney
The Shark's Tooth Golf
Tournament, which will ben-
efit the Venice High School
Foundation, will have an 8:30
a.m. shotgun start Sunday,
Aug. 12, at Mission Valley Golf


GOLF RESULTS


& Country Club. The tourna-
ment will include separate
flights for mixed couples
scramble and four-man
scramble with many prizes.
The entry fee is $75 per
player or $85 after Aug. 10.
Proceeds will be used for the
VHS boys golf team, scholar-
ships, mini grants for teach-
ers and the Rotary Futures
Program. Checks with con-
tact information and team
member names should be
sent to Venice High School
Foundation Inc., 151 Center
Road, Venice, FL 34285.
Volleyball alumni game
The annual Alumni Vol-
leyball Game will be 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9, at the
school gym. Admission is
free. Volleyball alumni inter-
ested in playing are welcome
to join in. For information call
Coach Brian Wheatley at 483-
3242.
Linebacker Club
kicks off season
The Linebacker Club will
kick-off the 2007 season at
noon Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the
Honoluana Island Grill, 222
Airport Ave. in Venice.
Featured will be highlights
and insights from Venice High
School Head Coach John
Peacock and his staff about
the previous week's game and
the upcoming opponent.
The club ,also presents
awards for the practice player
of the week (Rudy Award),
offensive, defensive and spe-
cial teams players of the
game. Award sponsors are
Darby Buick, Regions Bank,
Babes Ace Hardware and
Porter Paints and the Nautical
Trader.
The lunch is open to any-
one interested in supporting
Venice football at all levels,
and no reservations are nec-


essary. Cost for lunch is $10.
Meetings will be held every.
Tuesday throughout the foot-
ball season and play-offs.
Volleyball open gym
Open Gym Volleyball at the
Venice YMCA is offered Tues-
day and Thursday evenings in
August, 7-9 p.m., for adults
and high school level players.
Tuesday evenings are for
more experienced, competi-
tive players; Thursday even-
ings have separate courts
available for experienced
players and less experienced
players interested in recre-
ational play.
Cost for open gym is $3 per
player per night for nonmem-
bers; free for YMCA members.
For more information contact
YMCA Sports at 492-9622 Ext.
131 or sports@veniceymca.
org.
Openings for coaches
Venice High School will be
interviewing next week for a
new varsity girls basketball
coach and a boys soccer
coach, according to athletic
director Larry Sandburg.
Anyone who is interested in
either position should call the
athletic department at the
high school, 488-6726, Ext.
65538.
Venice YMCA Tnathlon
Sharky's on the Pier has
partnered with the Venice
YMCA for the 2007 Venice
Triathlon on Labor Day week-
end. The triathlon includes a
400-meter swim, a 10-mile
bike ride, and a 5k run. The
USAT-sanctioned event will
start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday,
Sept. 1, at Sharky's on the Pier,
1600 Harbor Drive S.
To register for the Venice
YMCA Triathlon online, visit
active.com. Online registra-
tion ends Aug. 30. : ;


JACARANDA WEST
COUNTRY CLUB
Tuesday Women, Aug. 7
Gross Front 9, Net Back 9
Flight 1: Gross, 1st, Marty
Plageman, 43; 2nd, Ethel Molezzi, 46;
Net, tie 1st, Mary Jane Meehan, Chris
Evering, Carolyn Wolf, 38.
Flight 2: Gross, 1st, Missy Cerrito,
49; 2nd, Dot Seelow, 50; Net, tie 1 st,
Ginny Ross, Marcia Franson, 36.
Flight 3: Gross, 1 st, Betty Kiernan,
49; 2nd, Mimi Christie, 52; Net, 1st,
Ruth King, 33; 2nd, Joan Erickson, 34.
Jacaranda Jills, Aug. 7
Throw Out Worst Hole
1 st, Anna Hohmann, 23; 2nd, Sara
Peterson, 28; tie 3rd, Pat Blem, Sue
Kennedy, 30.
Saturday Men, Aug. 4
3 BB 4 with Overkill
Bud Gerow, L.V. Reed, Bill Zane,
George Kennedy (proxy), -13; Frank
Rodriguez, Ed Hock, Ernie Skinner,
John Schultz, -7.
LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB
Monday Group
Aug. 6, Quota Points
.1 st, Ron Longley, Bob Copas,
Randy Pait, Earl Legge, -1; Sam


Teitsma, Tony Moreira, J.P. Smith, Al
Capps, -9.
Individuals: Ron Longley, +3; Bob
Copas, +2.
MYAKKA PINES GOLF CLUB
18-Hole Men
Aug.6,1 BBof4
1st, Dan White, Richard Dorman,
Ed Delapiana, Curt Van Slyke, -17; two
teams tied for 2nd, -16.
GREATER SARASOTA
JUNIOR GOLF
ASSOCIATION
Venetian Golf & River Club
18-Hole Tournament of
Champions
Aug. 4-5
Boys 16-18 (6,931 yards): 1st, Craig
Stevenson, 76, 72, 148; 2nd, Chase
McCarthy, 76, 79, 155; 3rd, Walker
Yaw, 78, 78,156.
Boys 14-15 (6,553 yards): 1st,
Griffin Severson, 79, 78,157; 2nd,
Michael Barone, 8, 78, 158; 3rd, Kyle
Phillips, 81, 78, 159.
Boys 13 & under (5,457 yards): 1 st,
Michael Visacki, 75, 68, 143; 2nd,
Connor Baldwin, 71, 81, 152; 3rd,
Hunter Sagar, 82, 77,159.
Girls (5,038 yards): 1st, Crystal
Smith, 70, 71, 141; 2nd, Abigail Rolfe,


82, 76, 158; 3rd, Ericka Schneider, 80,
82,162.
Sabal Trace Golf &
Country Club
July 16
Boys 10 & under: Hunter Rieth, 1 st,
45,Josh Bonynge, 2nd, 47; Todd
Williams, B0; Jeremy Perna, 51;Trent
Bell, 61; Blake Williams, 61; Devon
Srodes, N/C.
Boys 11-12: Benjamin Boulch, 42;
Lorenzo Tabares, 53; Matthew Seat,
65.
Boys 13 & over Colin Ewing, 40;
Tyler Stahl, 49; Vincent Franke, 53;
Jack Zarling, 56; Drew Lalor, 57.

Jacaranda West
Country Club
July 9,18 Hole Division
Girls: Crystal Smith, 1st, 72; Casey
Kennedy, 2nd, 73; Kristin Swindell,
3rd, 76.
Boys 13 & under: Michael Visacki,
1 st, 72; Connor Lynch, 2nd, 74; Cole
Johnson, 3rd, 74 (playoff for 2nd).
Boys 15-16: Erick Bennett, 1st, 73;
Tyler Jones, 2nd, 78; Tim Garafalo, 3rd,
78 (playoff for 2nd).
Boys 16-18: Chase McCarthy, 1 st,
73; Sean McNaughton, 2nd, 76; lan
Booth, 3rd, 78.


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Sarasota Bay scientists


excited by scallop find


Kids found more than 60 scallops while cleaning up the Manatee River
shoreline. The return of healthy scallops could signal bay water cleanup
programs are working.


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BY JACK GURNEY
PELICAN PRESS

Scallops used to be plenti-
ful in the Sarasota Bay sys-
tem, but the degradation of
sea grass beds and water
quality over the past 50 years
has almost wiped them out.
So, it was a surprise when
some were discovered recent-
ly at the mouth of the
Manatee River.
"It was the largest popula-
tion of scallops found in this
region for the last 25 years,"
said Gary Raulerson, Ph.D.,
the Sarasota Bay Estuary Pro-
gram's senior scientist. "We
were working with some kids,
and within an hour they
found 64 of them in a 200-
square-meter area."
The find was immediately
reported to the Florida Wild-
life Research Institpte in St.
Petersburg, which is the sci-
entific arm of the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission. It provides shell-
fish population estimates for
Charlotte Harbor, Sarasota
Bay and Tampa Bay.
"Scallops are on our Sara-
sota Bay Estuary Program
logo," Raulerson said, "and
they're sort of the gold stan-
dard for what we've been try-
ing to do for almost 20 years.
If populations are reappear-
ing in the bay system, it


means we're succeeding."
July 12, without a lot of fan-
fare, a group from the
Manatee Boys and Girls Club
were cleaning up shoreline
debris at Emerson Point near
the DeSoto Memorial. Scallop
hunting was not part of the
morning agenda.
"Some of the kids were
snorkeling and one of them
came back with scallops,"
Raulerson said. "When they
found more, we got excited.
We'd had reports from some
fishing guides that scallops
were being found in Sarasota
Bay, so this was very encour-
aging."
Faces in the water
Scallops became an early
victim of population-growth
when road filth and construc-
tion silt spilled into the bay
system with stormwater run-
off. When bay waters became
cloudy and choked with suf-
focating nutrients, that led to
the death of sea grass beds
and demise of shellfish.
The former Sarasota Bay
National Estuary Program -
now the Sarasota Bay Es-
tuary Program was the
first to-work with regional
governments on remedia-
tion plans. It was followed by
the Charlotte Harbor Na-
tional Estuary Program and
Tampa Bay National Estuary


Program.
One of their primary ob-
jectives has been to clean up
stormwater runoff and re-
establish sea grass beds in
delicate estuarine systems
where saltwater mixes with
fresh water. The educational
challenge in high-growth
development communities
has been a struggle.
Evidence gathered from
aerial photographs of the
Sarasota Bay system has indi-
cated an increase in dense sea
grass beds since 1988 and a
decrease in patchy beds. The
biggest gains have been in the
northern bay system, while
areas south of the Siesta Key
Bridge have lagged.
One of the reasons is the
heavy concentration of nutri-
ents' that spill into Roberts
Bay and Little Sarasota Bay
from Phillippi Creek, the
largest Sarasota County drain-
age ditch. An ambitious septic
tank replacement project
should improve the situation.
"The water quality in the
north end of our bay system
is better," Raulerson said.
"Based on what we've just
seen along the Manatee River,
we'll have to put our faces in
the water here (in the Sara-
sota area). There are still a lot
of issues to deal with, but
something's. being done
right."


SUN PHOTO BY BOB MUDGE
Gondolier Sun Editor Bob Mudge took this photo of a Florida bobcat across the street from
his house in Pinebrook South.


Highway committee plans public meeting


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER

The Lemon Bay-Myakka
Trail Scenic Highway Com-
mittee has set tentative dates
for a public meeting in Sep-
tember, when the community
will be invited to participate
in the project.
The committee, whose goal
is to attain scenic highway sta-
tus for State Road 776, is eager
to get the community in-
volved, according to Kathryn
Ortega, the group's facilitator.
"The public meeting is
going to be either Sept. 18 or


20," Ortega said. "It will take
place at the Tringali Center, at
3460 South McCall Road in
Englewood, from 4 p.m. to 7
p.m. It's going to be an open
house, where the public can
ask questions and get infor-
mation about what we're try-
ing to do."
The public will also have
an opportunity to view an
informative video about what
is planned for the scenic
highway, Ortega said.
"We want public input on
the project," Ortega said.
Boards, displays, maps and
comment sheets will also be


on hand, offering attendees
the chance to supply feed-
back on the plan.
After the public meeting,
the group's next scheduled
meeting will take place Oct.
12 at 9:30 a.m. at the
Charlotte County Sports Park,
2300 El Jobean Road (State
Road 776) in Port Charlotte.
The public is always invit-
ed to attend all meetings.
"We're still looking for
members;" Ortega said. "We
still want help and people to
come join us."
ssmith@sun-herald.com


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BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


Chris and Betsie Shiparski
are pedaling for a cure to
Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes.
Aug. 18, they will be in the
Canadian Rockies, pedaling
105 miles in a single day,
climbing some 15,000 feet
vertically while they pedal.
The event is the Ride to Cure
Juvenile Diabetes, and is
sponsored by the Juvenile
Diabetes Research Founda-
tion International.
Riding 105 miles in a day is
a challenge in itself. Riding
105 miles uphill on a moun-
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feet above sea level is a
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especially for two riders who
live in Venice, which is rough-
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"Joe was diagnosed at the
age of 19," Chris said. "Now, at
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Each day brings its own set of
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Type I is the one affecting Joe
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Usually strikes during adoles-
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insulin injections daily or
continuous infusions for life.
It is an autoimmune disease
in which one's pancreas stops
producing insulin, a 'hor-
mone that enables people to
get energy from food. Type 2
is a metabolic disorder that
usually shows up in adult-
hood although increased
obesity within the nation's
younger population group
has led to a marked increase
in the disease among young
adults. In Type 2, the body still
creates insulin but does not
use it effectively.
Insulin is no cure for either
type, nor does it prevent the
eventual side effects, which
strike many of those afflicted
with the disease.
According to information
from the JDRE more than 6
million Americans have dia-
betes but have not been diag-
nosed. Worldwide, more than
194 million people are afflict-
ed, a number that is more
than the combined popula-
tions of Mexico and Germany
in 2003, according to infor-
mation found in the World
Factbook. Statisticians of the
World Health Organization
predict that number will dou-
ble by 2030.
"Through knowing Joe, we
have learned of the daily
complications and dangers of
this disorder," Shiparski said.
"As Joe matures, he will be
at risk for damage to his kid-
neys, eyes, nerve endings and
circulatory system. Unfortun-
ately, we all know a 'Joe'...
In the United States a new
case of diabetes is diagnosed
every 30 seconds, totaling
more than 1.3 million people
per year. JDRF figures show
that diabetes accounts for 32




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Betsie and Chris Shiparski ride along the Venetian Waterway
trail on a recent day, practicing for their 105-mile ride in the
Canadian Rockies to earn money for juvenile diabetes
research.


CANADIAN ROCKIES DONATION FORM
Complete and return this form with your donation to support the
Canadian Rockies Challenge, benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation

Sponsor Name:
Rider Name: Chris and Betsie
Shiparski. Venice, Fla.

Address:

City:

State: Zip:

Day Phone:

Circle Donation amount:
$25 $50 $75 $100 $150 $200 $250 $500

Credit card number Exp.
date
Circle card type:
.!American Express Discover Mastercard VISA

Signature:

Fax to JDRF office at (414) 453-4919
or, mail check, made out to: Canadian Rockies Challenge, to Chyis,
anrd Betsie Shiparski, 103 Casa del Lago Way, Venice, 34292.


SUN PHOTOS BY KIM CO(
Wearing their Canadian Rockies Challenge cycling shirts,
Betsie and Chris Shiparski take a break from training.


percent of all Medicare ex-
penditures and $132 billion in
healthcare costs per year,
making it the single most
costly ,disease. People with
diabetes incur medical costs
that are 2.4 times higher than
those without the malady.
"Children and adults with
type 1 diabetes must take
insulin in order to stay alive,"
Shiparski said. "The exact
cause of juvenile diabetes
remains unknown, but scien-
tists believe that autoim-
mune, genetic and environ-
mental factors are involved."
Diabetes attacks many
organs, and is the leading
cause of nerve damage, heart
attacks and strokes, kidney
failure, adult blindness and
non-traumatic amputations.
It is the sixth leading cause of
death in the U.S., shortening
one's lifespan by seven-10
years.
Research funding
JDRF is the world leader in
funding for research to find a
cure for type 1 diabetes and
its complications.
The organization provided
more than $90 million in
research funds in 2005, and
has provided more than $900
million in direct funding
since its founding.
Grant reviewers include


patients and family membe
of those afflicted with the di
ease to ensure that funds g
where they can make th
quickest impact, wherever
that might be in the world.
Major cure goals ar
restoration of normal blood
sugar, preventing and rever
ing diabetes-related comp]
cations and the prevention
the disease. To that end funi
ing has been directed at bas
research in islet transplai
tolerance, beta cell regenera
don and diabetes prevention:
The foundation create
multi-disciplinary program
uniting researchers from vat
ous institutions and disc
lines.
More than 80 percent
funds collected go toward r
search and research-relate
education.
Volunteers


lenge Ride to Cure Juvenile
Diabetes is one of the more
unusual fund-raising pro-
grams, bringing riders from
OL around the world to Jasper for
an uphill 105-mile bicycle
ride that might be said to par-
allel the uphill battle to find a
cure for diabetes.
rs "Aug. 18, Betsie and I will
s- bicycle in this single day
go event ... through the Cana-
ie dian Rockies. We have been
er training for this event for two
months by taking training
e: rides up to 60 miles. Our pur-
)d pose for participatingin this
s- event is to raise awareness
li- and funds for the founda-
of tion."
d- During one of their most
ic recent training rides they
nt both took a nasty spill but
a- they resumed training within
n.
es
ri-
i-


e-
d


Founded in 1978 by par-
ents of children with type 1
diabetes, JDRF has a core of
volunteers with a personal
connection and commitment
to finding a cure for the dis-
ease.
Volunteers are the driving
force in the foundation's
fundraising efforts in more After a ride, Chris Shiparski
than 100 locations around the takes his bicycle apart in
globe. ) order to fit it into the back of
The Canadian Rockies Chal- his car.


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days and are working on rid-
ing faster, running faster and
swimming faster to push their
heart rates in preparation for
the high-altitude ride ahead
of them. Their young daugh-
ters are going along to help
pass out food and beverages
to riders during the day. Chris
said the girls will be super-
vised, "otherwise, knowing
how much they love both
Gatorade and granola bars ...
there wouldn't be much left to
pass out"
Shiparski said he and his,
wife hope to raise $8,000 in
sponsor gifts for JDRF A rider-:
sponsor pledge form form:
accompanies this article. For.
a pledge to count toward the:
Shiparski's fundraising goal, it
must reference them and be'
submitted by Aug. 10. Do-
nations are 100 percent tax
deductible.
"Having accepted the
physical challenge of com-
pleting this ride, we do think
about the long climbs and
burning legs and wonder if
we will reach a point where
we feel unable to complete
the ride," he said. "We hope to
pull strength and momentum
from remembering that suf-
ferers of Juvenile Diabetes
can, at no point, turn back
from the daily challenges of
living with the disease until a
cure is found."
For more information on:
JDRF visit jdrf.org or call (800)
533-CURE. For more infor-:
mation on the Ride for the:
Cure, visit canadianrockies
challenge.com.

kcool@venicegondolier.com
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Area dogs and children both need a little help right now


KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


Doggone cute
Rabbi Ann White, the spiri-
tual head of the Jewish Center
of Venice, needs the help of
some fellow dog lovers. In the
process of saving hard-to-


place dogs from the pound or
possible death, she now has
eight animals in search of
owners willing to take on the
extra challenge of caring for
an animal with special needs.
The animals are from
Underdog Rescues and must
be placed within Florida, and
there are fees involved,
although that is usually the
case at most shelters too.
In her e-mail to me about
the dogs, she added descrip-
tions, which I am repeating
here, with some editing for
space limitations.
Toby is an 8-pound dog
with a neurological problem
that causes its head to bob as
it walks in circles, making it
difficult for it to eat non nmally.


White said Toby is cuddly,
does not bark and is defense-
less so cannot be placed with
a dominant dog. On a leash
Toby can walk straight and
likes walks, which is good
because the dog is not house-
broken and not likely to
become housebroken.
Princess Daisy is an adult
rat terrier described as "fun-
ny, playful, spunky and fairly
well trained." Daisy also is a
good lap dog and knows "go
to your room."
Kenya is a 1-year-old, 30-
pound cocker that is slightly
overweight, somewhat hard
of hearing and learning dis-
abled. When called, it takes
some time to process the
information but then it


comes. Not bright, Kenya
makes up for that by being
lovable and can be crated
when the owner is away from
home. Kenya was hit by a car
before ending up in an
euthanasia ward in Miami
where it was rescued. Kenya
is good with other dogs, but
needs a fenced yard because
of its hearing impairment.
Helen Keller is a blind and
deaf hound dog. It quickly
learns the boundaries and
obstacles and gets around
fine. It would be better in a
home without little ones to
trip over. It does get on well
with other dogs but also
needs a fenced yard to play in.
In its former home, it was
crated when unsupervised. It


plays and acts and loves like a
normal dog. Its bad habit
(which is fine if you are a neat
person) is that it stands up
and checks out what is on the
counter and in the sink. One's
home needs to be Helen-
proof. In change, Helen has
much love to give.
If you know of a good
home for these dogs, call
Rabbi Ann White at 544-6687.
Bigs news
With the school year
approaching, Big Brothers
and Big Sisters of the Sun
Coast Inc. is looking for vol-
unteer mentors in either a
school-based or community-
based program. All it takes is
one hour a week to make a


big difference in the life of a
child. Studies show that:
young people matched with a
mentor improve in school'
and make better life choices.
The Venice area has boys and
girls who are waiting to be:
matched with a mentor.
To learn more about the
program and the way in
which you can help, come to
an informational meeting at 7
p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, at
the Venice office of the Bigs,
101 WestVenice Ave., Suite 34.
For more information about
the organization or to prereg-
ister for the meeting, call
Kathleen Glcnnev, mentor
manager, at 488-4009.

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