Title: Venice gondolier sun
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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: November 18, 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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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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Group urges

anti-septic measures


The face of poverty has


changed in Sarasota County


BY BROOKY BROWN
SUN EDITOR


SUN PHOTOS BY JEFF TAVARES. jtavares@,Qvenicegondol0er.com
Kathleen Pickering, South County Food Pantry
Inc. volunteer, prepares food for those in need
as person after person of the new working poor
in Sarasota County receives food assistance
from the pantry.

Psychologist Chris Cortman offers the
following tips for coping in this economy:
* Be grateful. Regardless of your current circumstan-
ces, there is much to be grateful fdr. Gratitude is goo
for one's psyche. Send cards or notes or make phor
calls to those people who provided encouragement
some other positive in ecrelrlife'. ''
* Attempt to make a difference in-someone lfe s life
will keep the focus off what you may not.have. For
example, volunteer at a soup kitchen or with i orga
ization that .works witl children orielde'd i
* Do your best to 0iaR6ean to i,, what's rIibssai
Marshal resources.' It canbe 'imrra ssing to ask fo
help, but it's OK. Sometimes y i't' ihn a position to g
and sometimes you..need'to rec 0 See$the. su.ipc
of family, service clubs,groups a'drgaatins-'lt'
OK to seek'out.help,.wIen you.need it.:. -


Soaring gas prices, insur-
ance rates and property
taxes have changed the face
of the hungry in Sarasota
County. Layoffs by the city,
county, PGT Industries and
others have transformed
many of the working class
into the working poor.
"'The homeless numbers
have kind of leveled off and
now we're seeing working
people and their children,"
said Dan Dunn, executive
director of All Faiths Food
S Bank, which serves-some
133 agencies that feed the
hungry in Sarasota and De-
Soto counties.
"They have to take jobs
for less money," he said.
"But the mortgage pay-
ments and other expenses
remain the same or even in-
crease."
Vera and John Wolf, vol-
unteers for 21 years with
South County Food Pantry
Inc., agreed.
"One woman cleaned,
houses for a builder when
d he finished building the
ie houses," Vera said. "Then
or she lost her job."
Many hare lost their jobs
9. It in South County and know
they can get help from the
in- pantry, which serves Laurel,
Nokomis and, Venice. Vol-
ry. unteers at the pantry serve
r some 250 families.
ive. Pantry volunteer Bill
ort Pickering said this is the
s worst it has been since the
1980s. Pantry buyer Dick
Sloan echoed Pickering.


"Up until about two years
ago, the demand and sup-
ply were about equal," he
said. "That's not so in the
last two to three years."
The food pantry ended
its fiscal year in September.
It served 13,000 individuals
compared to three to four
years ago when it served
8,500 and two years ago
about1,000.
"We're only one month
into our new fiscal year, and
we've already served 15-20
percent more people," Sloan
said. "If that continues, we'll
be up in the 15,000 range of
individuals served." -
Dunn put the numbers
in other terms.
"The need has increased
from 2 million ,pounds of
food last year to 4 million
pounds this year," he said.
Dunn said All Faiths
Food Bank and the agencies
it serves are working hard to
see that the working poor
have food for their families,
but the situation is still
heartbreaking.
"We have grown men
crying," he said. "They come
to us and tell us they've
never had to do this before,
but their families are hun-
gry.
Psychologist Chris Cort-
man said those tears often
stem from feelings of emas-
culation because not being
able to provide for his fami-
ly makes a man feel less
than a man. He has an im-
portant message for them.
"This isn't something they

Please see POVERTY, 5A


12A


BY GERALD A. ROGOVIN
CORRESPONDENT

Manasota-88, the Nok-
omis-based citizens environ-
mental organization, has ur-
ged local governments in the
region to require larger lot
sizes for septic systems, and
cap the number in a subdivi-
sion with wells and septic
tanks.
Thousands of such tanks
in South Sarasota County
were built before regula-
tions were imposed, said
Glenn Compton of Man-
asota-88.
"They have been a signif-
icant problem in the past,
and will continue to be a
significant problem in the
future," he said.
State regulations require
sewer connections in devel-
opments of more than 50
units. Compton's group is
worried about approvals by
local governments of fewer
than 50 units at a time.
"State regulations might
be met. But what are the


cumulative effects and sub-
sequent long-term conse-
quences for septic tank pol-
lution?" he asked.
In a statement, Man-
,asota-88 expressed concern
about Florida's coastal wa-
ters' ability to handle cur-
rent nitrogen run-off.
"One day we will learn
the land and sea cannot
support the cumulative eff-
ects of all the existing septic
tanks together with those
that are likely to be app-
roved in the future.
"Because each project
stands alone, the problem
may not become apparent
until it is too late and too
costly to fix," the organiza-
tion stated.
A December 2005, study
by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency reported
that even "properly operat-
ing systems can contribute
.nutrients to wetlands th-
rough groundwater inputs.
Failing systems can have an-

Please see SEPTIC, 5A


Crist to visit Sarasota

County Monday

Gov. Charlie Crist will join county commis-
sioners and guests at Twin Lakes Park Monday
to receive an award honoring his efforts in pro-
tecting Florida's air, water and natural
resources.


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER

It'll be a green day in
Sarasota County on Mon-
day.
Gbv. Charlie Crist will
kick off Thanksgiving week
by appearing at Twin Lakes
Park, 6700 Clark Road, in
Sarasota at 12:15 p.m. to
receive an award celebrat-
ing his efforts and commit-
ment in protecting Florida's
air, water and natural re-
sources.
The event is expected to
last until 1:45 p.m. and the
public is invited to attend.
"We are especially proud
that the governor has cho-
sen to honor Sarasota with a
visit, since our own com-
munity has shown such
vision in creating a center of
sustainability here in the.
state of Florida," said Cou-.
nty Commissioner Shan-
non Staub.
. Expected at the ceremo-


ny will be many state, coun-
, ty and local public officials
including:
* State Sen. Michael Bennett
* State Reps. Ron Reagan,
Doug Holder, Keith Fitz-
gerald and Michael Grant
* Sarasota County Comm-
issioners Nora Patterson,
Shannon Staub, Jon Thax-
ton, Joe Barbetta and Paul
Mercier
* Sheriff Bill Balkwill
* Supervisor of Elections
Kathy Dent
* Public Defender Elliott
Metcalfe
Commitment
Crist earned his acco-
lades by signing a set of ex-
ecutive orders in June esta-
blishing the Governor's Ac-
tion Team on Energy and
Climate Change. He char-
ged this 21-member group
with creating and evaluat-
ing comprehensive actions

Please see CRIST, 5A


Circus folk help one of their own raise money


. EDITOR'S NOTE: former Lynn Berousek
You"carrmake at ifferne-i,'-'directed 100 birds-oristage
in the life of someone or help while her husband leaped
an organization that desper- through an obstacle course
ately needs it. of swords. Today they are
If you're unsure how you going another type of obsta-
can help, but want to get cle course cancer treat-
involved, visit the Friendship ment without health insur-
Volunteer Center at friend- ance.
shipvolunteer.com or call (941) Berousek known as
953-5965. the "plant lady" because she
Get involved .:. and make, and husband, Veno. operate
a difference. a nursery in Venice has
been diagnosed with stage-
BY SUSAN CAIRO three breast cancer.
STAFF WRITER Despite worries about
how to pay her medical
Twenty years ago circus per- bills, throughout


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chemotherapy Berousek
kept a good attitude.
"She has a great spirit
and is a very positive per-
son," said Margie Riggle,
owner of The Last Straw,
where the Berouseks have
their nursey. "That's why we
all wanted to help."
On Oct. 27, in The Last
Straw's parking lot,
Berousek's friends held a
fundraiser. With the help of


circus entertainers, nursery
customers and a lot of
strangers who just wanted
to help a person in need, it
turned out a huge success.
According to Riggle the
event Was a good example
of community spirit in
action. She said that
Berousek has developed a
following of friends who feel

Please see CIRCUS, 5A


SUN PHOTO BY SUSAN CAIRO
Circus performer Linda Lapointe, left, and Clayton Rosaire, right,
came out to help Lynn Berousek, center, raise money to pay her
medical bills.


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AGUSTUS MARION WILSON moved to Miakka in 1877 when
Manatee County reached from Tampa Bay to Charlotte
Harbor. He opened a general store and the Miakka Supply
Company and purchased property to raise cattle. In 1878,
he opened the Miakka Post Office and remained postmaster
for 33 years. He served on the school board, the Manatee
County Commission and the County Division Committee,
and was the first tax collector in Sarasota County. Wilson
was elected to the Florida State House of Representatives
in 1913 and elected state senator in 1915.


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Education Foundation awards 112 grants


Reaping the fog

In Chile and Peru, it's
called fog harvesting.
Collecting moisture from
fog and dripping it into pub-
lic water supplies helps meet -
the water needs of some vil-
lages. It's been done since
the '60s.
The fogmeets a fine mesh
screen and- liquefies, drip-
ping into a trough that leads
to a cistern. The size of the .,
nylon mesh screen helps
determine how much water
is collected.
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water dripping from the toes
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Drawings occur Tuesday and Friday


FROM THE EDUCATION
FOUNDATION OF
SARASOTA COUNTY


Cindy Kaiser, executive
director of the Education
Foundation of Sarasota
County, announced 112
Education Foundation
Building Blocks for Success
Grants totaling $125,334
have been awarded to edu-
cators at 39 Sarasota County
public schools, alternative
schools and programs.
The grants of up to
$1,200 each will be imple-
mented during the first


semester of the 2007-08
school year.
The winning proposals
are a result of careful
reviews by an independent
volunteer panel composed
of community leaders and
school district and sponsor
representatives who read
and scored 182 submitted
applications. The total dol-
lar amount awarded this
year is 22 percent higher
than last year's total.
Now in its 10th year,
Building Blocks for Success
Grants are funded through
the generosity of the William


G. Selby and Marie Selby
Foundation, Bank of Amer-
ica Client Foundation,
Julius Brandenburg Legacy
Fund and Washington
Mutual.
Dedicated to quality ed-
ucation for all children, the
Education Foundation' of
Sarasota County is an inde-
pendent, nonprofit organi-
zation that works in part-
nership with the communi-
ty and Sarasota County
public schools.
With the support .of indi-
viduals, families, compa-
nies and foundations, the


Education Foundation
awards more than $1.5 mil-
lion each year to initiatives
including the, TeXcellence.
Home Computer program,
classroom grants, aQademic
competitions, fine arts pro-
grams, cutting edge tech-
nology and educational
leadership.
For more information
about the Education Foun-
dation and the Extra Edge of
Excellence it provides to the
children in Sarasota County
public schools, visit Ed
Foundation.net or call 927-
0965.


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CITY NOTES


Reward for good grades


Traffic advisories
The Florida Department
of Transportation will con-
tinue working on mainte-
nance projects through
Nov. 30, along U.S. 41 and
U.S. 41 Bypass in the fol-
lowing areas:
U.S. 41 Bypass, north
of:,Corporation Way, con-
st iicting new driveways
for the1n-eW cmrdealership,
causing intermittent
northbound lane closures
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
U.S. 41, between Cen-
ter Road and Circus Bridge,
repairing drainage struc-
tures, closing the left
northbound lane between
8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
U.S. 41, between Jaca-
randa Boulevard and Bird
Bay Drive, tree trimming
and edging along the curbs
and sidewalks, causing in-
termittent northbound
and southbound lane clo-
sures between 8:30 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m., as well as
slow-moving traffic and
delays.
Farmers market, craft
fair up for discussion
Two popular weekend
events are having a hard
time finding a home.
* Council is seeking pub-
lic input about whether the
Saturday morning.Farmers
Market should be moved
from Miami Avenue to its
former site in Centennial
Park along West Tampa
Avenue.
Also to be discussed is
whether having a February
special' event on Miami
Avenue is appropriate. The
Venice MainStreet Miami
Avenue craft fair on Feb. 9
and 10 is being challenged
by a Miami Avenue restau-
rateur.
The meeting will be held
Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 1:30
p.m. in council chambers
at city hall, 401 W. Venice
Ave.
Meetings canceled
Due to the upcoming
Thanksgiving holiday, the
following city board meet-
ings have been canceled:
Planning Commission,
I


SARASOTA BRIEFS


Paint giveaway Nov. 27
Sarasota, County invites
homeowners to take advan-
tage of its annual free recy-
cled paint giveaway from
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Tuesday,
Nov. 27.
The paint will be avail-
able to county residents at'
the county's Househqld
Chemical Collection Center,
8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sara-
sota, until supplies arp
gone.
Residents who wish to-
pick up paint must own and
occupy the home that they
are going to paint, and that,
residence must be located
within Sarasota County.
Homeowners must show


Nov. 20, and Architectural
Review Board, Nov. 22.
City Hall will be closed
Nov. 22 and 23 for the holi-
day.
The city Parks and Rec-
reation Board will meet
Monday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m.
in council chambers. On
the agenda is smoking on
public beaches, updates
on Venice becoming a
bicycle-friendly communi-
ty and the city arboretum.
Council actions
-The following actions
were taken by Venice City
Council on Nov. 13:
Adopted a resolution
supporting the expansion
of the Florida Wild and
Scenic River Designation
for the Myakka River to
include Sarasota, Manatee'
and Charlotte counties.
Presented the Venice
Fire Department's Helping
Hands Award to 16-year-
old Phillip Hansen for sav-
ing the life of a diver off
the Venice pier. According
to Fire Chief John Reed,
a female diver was strug-
gling in the water when she
gasped "Help" and went
underwater. Hansen
jumped from the 25-foot-
high pier into, the water,
gave the woman a bucket
to keep her afloat and
pulled her back to the
beach.
Presented the national
Life Safety Award to the
Venice Fire Department in
recognition of no deaths
due to structure fires.
Fewer than 800 fire depart-
ments throughout the
United States received the
award last year.
Presented a proclama-
tion to Caroline Zucker,
director of community
outreach and volunteer
services, Jewish Family
and Children's Service of
Sarasota-Manatee Inc.,
designating Nov. 18-24 as
Florida National Family
Week.
Reappointed Barbara
Fraser and Charles R. Miles
to serve terms from Nov.
12, 2007 to Nov. 12, 2008 on
the General Employees


Retirement Plan board of
trustees.
Directed the city clerk
and city attorney to pre-
pare an ordinance or reso-
lution requiring Venice
Housing Authority board
members to file financial,
disclosures. A recent state
law exempted housing
boards from the require-
rient to "filffiMhlffali'-
closures, unless local gov-
erning boards made it a
requirement.
Approved the follow-
ing expenditures under the
city manager's administra-
tive report.
' A contract for federal
legislative lobbying ser-
vices with Marlowe and
Company not to exceed
$40,000. Past services
helped secure funding for
beach renourishment and
transportation (road con-
struction).
The emergency replace-
ment of the audio-visual
system in council cham-
bers at a cost of $3,270.
The execution of a
maintenance agreement
between the city of Venice
and the Venice Municipal
Home Owners Association
Inc.
An amendment to a city
contract with the Florida
Department of Environ-
mental Protection to reim-
burse the city for funds
spent on beach renourish-
ment.
Under the city clerk's
report, council postponed
a three-year contract with
the Gondolier Sun, for
agenda advertising in
order to put it out for bid.
The proposed contract
included the same adver-
tising rate under the previ-
ous three-year agreement
with no rate change. The
Herald Tribune chose not
to seek the contract, said
City Manager Marty Black
during a press briefing
early Tuesday.

Compiled by News
Editor Greg Giles.


ggiles@venicegondolier.com


State Rep. Doug Holder, right front, presents a check for $22,650 to Vicky Marble, principal of
Student Leadership Academy, who is surrounded' by several students of the charter school.
The school was designated an "A+" school, earning a.state bonus based on enrollment. The
award is earmarked by the board as incentives for teachersThis is the second year in-a row
the charter school has received the "A+" designation.


Sarasota County to mull

stormwater contract amendment


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER

In a shortened Thanks-
giving-week meeting Tues-
day, the Sarasota County
commissioners will consid-
er approving $68,950 more
to consulting firm Wilson
Miller for additional engi-
neering services for the
Englewood Community Re-
development Area Storm-
water Improvement Project.
According to information
supplied by the county,
WilsonMiller will look to
revise the project's scope,
addressing lift-station de-
sign as well as redesign of
the stormwater vault's size,
a parking lot over the Cedar
Street vault, revisions to
stormwater modeling and
additional surveying.
"Due to property acquisi-
tion issues and design
changes, additional services
are necessary to complete
the Englewood CRA storm-


water design," said Interim
Executive Director Nancy L.
Fisher in a written state-
ment. "This additional work
was not included in the
original scope of work."
On Nov. 15, 2006, the.
commissioners approved a
$309,267 contract for sur--
vey, design, permitting and
post-design services for the
project. The additional
allotment will raise the cost
for those services to
$378,217 and will include
fees for a revised budget to
encompass the following:
Lift-station design -
$14,000
Electrical engineering
services $12,950
Stormwater vault
redesign-$16,200
Cedar Street parking lot
- $8,000,
Stormwater model revi-
sion- $3,000
Additional topographi-
cal data- $9,800
.Project contingency -


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proof of occupancy and
ownership that matches
property appraiser records.
Only people listed on the
county's records may re-
ceive paint. New homeown-
ers may bring the deed that'
shows their name and
address of their home to
satisfy the giveaway re-
quiremefits.
This is a one-time dona-
tion for residents, who can
receive up to 10 gallons of
paint. Residents who have
received free paint in the
past from the county do not
qualify for free paint again.
Recycled paint that is not
part of the giveaway may be
purchased for $5.35 per gal-


lon, including tax.
Colors available are
Almost Ivory (off-white),
Spanish Moss (green), Dol-
phin Dance (gray), Haci-
enda Clay (gold) and Pale
Portabella (tan). The flat.
latex paint is for interior or
exterior use and is recycled
locally by Scott Paint Com-
pany. .; /
For more information,
call 861-5000 and ask to.
speak with a Solid Waste
customer service represen-
tative.
'Change a Light'
challenge
Sarasota County is asking
residents to join the U.S.


Environmental Protection
Agency, U.S. Department of
Energy and National Asso-
ciation of Counties .annual
ENERGY STA "Change a
Light, Change the World
campaign to reduce Ameri-
ca's energy consumption.
Sarasota County is par-
ticipating in the national
challenge to collect the
greatest number of pledges
from residents committing
to change one light in their
home to one that's earned
the ENERGY STAR label for
energy efficiency.
Through Nov. 30, when
residents pledge online at
www.scgov.net, they will
receive a thank-you email


that includes a $3 discount
coupon from Office Depot
toward the purchase of a new
ENERGY STAR light bulb.
For more information
about energy-efficient pro-
ducts, visit the ENERGY STAR
Web site at,www.energystar.
gov, or call 861-5000 and ask
for Sustainable Sarasota.


MEETING DATE
SET
The Sarasota County
Commission will meet
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday at the Sarasota
County Administration
Center, 1660 Ringling
Blvd., in Sarasota. For a
complete agenda, log on
to www.scgov.net and:
click on "Meetings and :
Agendas." Then click on
"Sarasota County
Commission Meetings on
Demand."


$5,000
The current estimated
construction cost for the
project is $5.2 million.
Funding for the project
design is currently budgeted
in the West Dearborn Water
Attenuation capital im-
provement plan.
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SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2007


Robert "Bob" Ralph
De Vaney

Robert "Bob" Ralph De
Vaney, age 87, of Nokomis,
Fla. died August 14, 2007.
Bob wasborn in Russell-
ville, Alabama on June 24,
1920 and moved to the Mi-
ami areain 1936. He served in
the Army Corps of Engineers
in Trinidad during WWII.
After WWII he was the pro-
prietor of a grocery store in
Miami until 1948. He relocat-
ed to Osprey in 1948.


Bob owned the Osprey
Texaco Station, then Pure Oil
Station, and Bob's Used Auto
Parts from 1948 to 1971. Bob
was instrumental in forming
the South Trail Volunteer Fire
Department and served as
Lieutenant for many years.
Bob purchased the first am-
bulance for the South Trail
Fire Department. Bob spon-
sored many of the events at
the Osprey Elementary Sc-
hool. He was an avid hunter
in the Florida Everglades for
many years.


Surviving family members
include his wife of sixty-seven
years, Louise, his son Robin
and wife Debbie of Nokomis,
grandsons Rob De Vaney of
Bradenton, Adam De Vaney
and wife Raina of North Port,
great grandsons Justin, Et-
han, and Grayson; and bro-
ther Gene "Buddy" De Vaney.
Services: Visitation will be
from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday,
Nov. 19th at Farley Funeral
Home, Venice Chapel. A
graveside service will be at
11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20


at Sarasota Memorial Park.
To send condolences, visit
www.farleyfuneralhome.com.

Ronald Raymond
Kane
Ronald Raymond
Kane, 71, North Port,
formerly of Evergreen
Park, Ill., diedTuesday,
Nov. 13,2007.
He served two years in
the U.S. Armed Forces as a
Radar Technician. He work-
ed for Northern Illinois
Gas Company for 40 years,


which later
became
N.I.C.O.R.
After his re-
tirement, his
wife and he
retired to Fl-
oridain 1996.
Kane He then
worked for
Pelican Pointe Country Club
inVenice.
Survivors include his wi-
fe, Paulette; his daughter and
son-in-law Dawn and Bill
Forrest and grandchildren


Zachary and Sara of Sarasota;
sons Sean and Timothy Kane;
sister, Pat Denham of Crest-
wood, Ill.; and nephews Wil-
liam
Denham of Tinley Park, ll.
and David Denham, of Al-
sip, Ill.
Services: A Mass of Res-
urrection will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19
at St. Patrick's Catholic
Church in Sarasota. He will
be laid to rest in the Mem-
orial Garden at St. Patrick's
Catholic Church.


Congressman seeks $900


million to combat gangs


Scenic highway designation


just down the road


BY NICHOLAS AZZARA
BRADENTON HERALD

U.S. Rep.
Vern Buch-
anan has
proposed
spending al-
most $900
million over
five years to
improve
BUCHANAN gang inter-
vention and
prevention efforts.
During each year from
2009 to 2013, Buchanan's Ga-
ng Reduction, Investment
and Prevention Act would
allot $75 million to tackle
crime in high-intensity gang
areas; $35 million for com-
munity-based crime pre-
vention; and $20 million to
ex-pand Safe Neighborhood
programs.
The bill also calls for $20
million a year for new pros-
ecutors; $10 million annual-
ly to expand the witness pro-
tection program; and $10
million a year to expand st-
reet gang enforcement and
establish a National Gang
Activity Database that the
Department of Justice would
use to collect and share in-
formation.
The bill also includes sm-
aller annual allotments for
nonprofit grants and for a
mentoring program for
minors in the justice sys-
tem.
"I believe the best ideas
to address problems come
from Lhe. community, nor
Washington. D.C.." Buch-.
anan told a gathering in a
gymnasium at the Manatee
YMCA on 59th St. W. "Fol-
lowing this year's gang-re-
lated shootings, we wanted
to see what we could do to
help."
Over the past four mon-
ths, Bucharian has met with
community, church, law efi-
forcement and elected offi-
cials to brainstorm ideas
about how to address one of


the area's most serious pro-
blems. Several of those lead-
ers were on hand, including
Manatee County Sheriff Brad
Steube and Sarasota County
Sheriff William Balkwill. St-
eube said the legislation
would be an effective tool in
the effort to curb gang activ-
ity.
"This is a comprehensive
bill that covers a lot of areas
that need to be covered," St-
eube said. "If we could get
this thing on the prevention
end, we'd do a lot better.
And we need more prosecu-
tors dedicated to pursuing
these bad guys."

Prevention touted
Not everyone was sold
on Buchanan's plan. Kyra
Jennings, Southern regional
spokeswoman for the Dem-
ocratic Congressional Cam-
paign Committee, pointed
out that Buchanan in July
opposed a bill that included
$3.3 billion for state and
local law enforcement and
prevention programs.
"Vern Buchanan opp-
osed funding enforcement
and prevention programs
that will put more cops on
the street and actually pre-
vent the gang violence seen
in Manatee County," Jenn-
ings told the Bradenton
Herald. "He may be touting
his own legislation, but it
looks like political cover for
voting against law enforce-
ment."
Another group said the
dollars could be better sp-
ent on more prevention eff-
orts. Studies by Justice Stra-
tegies, a New York-based
nonprofit organization that
researches mass incarcera-
tion, show cities like New
York, which spend more on
preventive programs, are
more successful combating
gang violence than cities
like Los Angeles, which
pours millions into enforce-
ment efforts.
"The'bottom line mes-


sage of our research is that
cities that have invested hea-
vily in enforcement have not
achieved a record to suggest
that these strategies are
working at all," said Judy
Greene, a justice policy ana-
lyst for the group. "(Buch-
anan's legislation) has at
least $3 in enforcement for
every $1 on prevention. At
the least, flip the ratio to
benefit programs that could
really make a difference in
lives of families and an over-
all difference in public safe-
ty-"

In the bud
The bill is the latest in a
series of proposed legisla-
tion to address gang crime.
Buchanan also is co-spon-
soring two bills that would
increase penalties for gang-
related, crimes and would
allow the attorney general
to designate certain areas in
* states as high-intensity,
,interstate-gang-activity
areas.
The Gang Deterrence
and Community Protection
Act of 2007 is aimed at rip-
ping apart criminal gang
networks by increasing re-
sources for law enforce-
ment and mandating tough
sentences for violent crimi-
nal gang acts. The bill previ-
ously passed the House of
Representatives twice in the
109th Congress but failed to
pass the Senate.
Buchanan said that since
gang violence is a growing
problem throughout the na-
tion, he thinks he can find
the support he needs to
pass the legislation.
'"A lot of communities are
a lot worse in Florida," Buch-
anan said, "but we want to
nip this in the bud."



Bradenton Herald Wash-
ington correspondent Lesley
Clark contributed to this
report.


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It's so close they can taste
it.
The Corridor Advocacy
Group met Friday at the En-
glewood Recreation Center
to focus on the stretch run to
its Feb. 20, 2008, goal offi-
cial scenic highway designa-
tion of about 26 miles of State
Road 776.
The decision will come
from a Tallahassee commit-
tee composed of representa-
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Sarasota, FL 34236
Telephone: (941)-955-1717
PUBLISH: November 18, 25, 2007
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DMSION
IN RE: ESTATE OF,
ALFREDO E. DUARTE
Deceased.
File No. 2007-CP-009057-NC
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of


ered:
* Eventual incorporation as a
nonprofit entity.
* Acquiring letters and signa-
tures of public support.
* Organizing a contingent for
the Tallahassee trip.
* Gathering more local part-
nerships.
* Adding the designation to
Charlotte County's compre-
hensive plan.
The group, abi-county cit-
izens collective formed in
2005 to attain scenic highway
designation for the road, was
buoyed by the presence of
Jane Grogg, Sarasota County
manager of neighborhood
services and Debbie Marks,
interim coordinator of the
Community Redevelopment
Agency.
"We're thankful to have
Debbie and Jane here for us,"


said Bret Clark, group chair.
"The good thing about this
program is that it's citizen-in-
itiated. The public has direct
input into how its communi-
ty develops along the corri-
dor."
"Everything needs an or-
ganizational base and that's
what we're doing," echoed
group member Gary Harrell,
a principal planner with the
Charlotte County-Punta Gor-
da Metropolitan Planning
Organization. "We're talking
about a lot of benefits that
could be coming to this area
of the county. A lot of bene-
fits."
Those benefits include in-
creased awareness and tour-
ist traffic to the area, many
group members believe.

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LEGAL NOTICES


19 NOTICE OF AUCTION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s) will be
auctioned for unpaid towing & stor-
age charges only, per FS 713.78.
Vehicle @ Jimmie's Firestone,
6025 S SR53, Madison, FL 1.
1999 Ford, F150, Pk, Bge,
1FTRX17W4XKC09985. 2. 1998
GMC, C6500, Tk, Yel,
1GDJ7H1PXWJ851554.
On 12/5/2007 at 9:00 a.m. at
171 S Jackson Rd, Venice 34292.
PUBLISH: November 18, 2007
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
The following vehicle/vessel(s) will be
auctioned for unpaid towing & stdr-
age charges only, per FS 713.78
Vehicle @ North Collier Collision,
Inc. 16210 Old 41 S. Naples. 1.
1989, Baic, LeSabre, Sw, Whi,
1G4BR8lY1KA402040. 2. 1994
Eagl, Talon, 2D, Whi,
4E3CF44EORE026132. On
12/5/2007 at 9:00 a.m., 171 S.
Jackson Rd, Venice, FL 34292.
PUBLISH: November 18, 2007

20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF,
DORIS M. BOYCE,
Deceased
File No. 2007-CP-012177-NC


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
ALFREDO E. DUARTE, deceased,
and whose social security number
is 031-36-4274 is pending in the
Circuit Court for SARASOTA County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 2000 Main Street, Sara-
sota, FL 34230 mailingg address is
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, Florida
34230-3079). The names and
addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.


20 NOTICE TO
CREDITORS

DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is NOVEMBER 11, 2007.
Personal Representative:
MICHAEL KEYWORTH


All creditors of the decedent and 4272 N. Prairie View Driv
other persons having claims or Sarasota, FL 3423;
demands against decedents estate
on whom a copy of this notice is H. Greg Lee
required to be served must file their Attorney for Personal
claims with this court WITHIN THE Representative:
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE Florida Bar No. 0351301
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION H. GREG LEE, P.A.
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS 2014 Fourth Street
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF Sarasota, Florida 34237
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON Telephone: (941)-954-0067
THEM. Facsimile: (941)-365-1492
PUBLISH: November 11, 18 2007


All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME


38 OTHER NOTICES

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR THE COUN-
TY OF SARASOTA,
STATE OF FLQRIDA
IN RE:
Forfeiture of:
1991 FORD BRONCO (TEAL)
VIN: 1FMEU15N2MLA09125

Case No: 2007-CA-013081-NC
Division: A
Judge: Robert W. McDonald Jr.
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ANY AND ALL PERSONS WHO
CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOW-
ING PERSONAL PROPERTY:
1991 FORD BRONCO (TEAL)
VIN: 1FMEU15N2MLA09125
NOTICE -IS given pursuant to Sec-
tions 932.701 through 932.707,
Florida Statutes (2005), that the Peti-
tioner, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
HIGHWAY SAFETY MOTOR VEHI-
CLES, through its division, The Flori-
da Highway Patrol, seized the above-
described property on or about
OCTOBER 3, 2007, in Sarasota
County, Florida, and is holding the
property pending the outcome of for-
feiture proceedings. All persons or
entities who have a legal interest in
the subject property may request a
hearing concerning the seized prop-
erty by contacting Diana R. Esposi-
to, Assistant Attorney General,
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.
501 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite
1100, Tampa, FL 33602-5237. A
Petition for Forfeiture has been filed in
the above-styled Court. On Novem-
ber 6, 2007, the trial court entered
an Order Finding Probable Cause. If
there is no response by Claimants,
Petitioner will seek a Final Order Of
Forfeiture.
PUBLISH:
November 11, 18, 2007

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LEGAL NOTICE, CALL
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BERTHA L. GEIB
Deceased,
File No. 2007-CP-013256NC
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
BERTHA L. GEIB, deceased, whose
date of death was September 5th,
2007, and whose Social Security
number is XXX-XXX-2486 is pending in
the Circuit Court for Sarasota County
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 3079, Saraso-
ta, FL 34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, having claims or
demands against decedents estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE. FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED, WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRSt PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
NOVEMBER 11, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Clarence Karl Eppler
c/o 240 Nokomis Avenue South
Suite 200
Venice, FL 34285


TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION Attorneys for Personal
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS Representatives
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF DANIEL A. BECHTOLD, ESQ.
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE.ON Bechtold & Corbridge, P.A.
THEM. 240 S. Nokomis Ave S
All other creditors of the decedent Suite 200
and other persons having claims or Venice, FL 34285
demands against decedent's estate Telephone: (941)-488-7751
must file their claims with this court Florida Bar No. 0678880
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE PUBUSH:NOVEMBER 11, 18 2007
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-


NOTICE TO CREDITORS PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
The administration of the estate of ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS
DORIS M. BOYCE, deceased, is OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
pending in the Circuit Court for Sara- DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
sota County, Florida, Probate Divi- BARRED.
sion, File Number 2007-CP-
012177-NC; the address of which is The date of first publication of this
P.O. Box 3079, Sarasota, FL Notice is November 11, 2007.
34230-3079. The names and
addresses of the personal represen- Personal Representative:
tative and the personal representa- BRENDA J. RIZZO
tive's attorney are set forth below. 4464 West 156th St.
All creditors of the decedent and Cleveland, OH 44135
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate, Attorney for Personal
including unmatured, contingent, or Representative:
unliquidated claims, and who have STEPHEN HILLEBRAND, ESQ.
been served a copy of this notice, Florida'Bar No. 359971
must file their claims with this court 46 N. Washington Blvd,
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS Suite 20
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST Sarasota, Florida 34236
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR Telephone: (941) 365-5900
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS PUBLISH: November 11, 18, 2007
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
and other persons having claims or SARASOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA
demands against decedent's estate, PROBATE DIVISION
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their IN RE: ESTATE OF,
claims with this court WITHIN 3 DENISE L. KEYWORTH
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS Deceased.
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL File No. 2007-CP-009163-NC
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME NOTICE TO CREDITORS
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY The administration of the estate of
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR DENISE L. KEYWORTH, deceased,
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS whose date of death was June 8,
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. 2007, File Number 2007-CP-
The date of first publication of this 009163-NC, is pending in the Circuit
Notice is NOVEMBER 18, 2007 Court for Sarasota County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
Personal Representative: which is P.O. Box 3079, SARASO-
DAVID A. BOYCE TA, FL 34230-3079. The names
621 Shady Lane and addresses of the personal repre-
Marion, NC 28752 tentative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
Attorney for Personal All creditors of the decedent and
Representative: other persons having claims or
Paul A. Moran, P.A. demands against decedent's estate,
Attorney on whom a copy of this notice is
Florida Bar No. 320137 required to be served must file their
46 N. Washington Blvd claims with this court WITHIN THE
Suite 25A LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE


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SEPTIC irom Page 1 A
even greater impact on wet-
land water quality by releas-
ing bacteria and other pol-
lution into the groundwa-
ter."
The study cited lack of
maintenance as a major
contributor to septic sys-
tem failure. Typical failure
rates range from 5-30 per-
cent in some regions of the
country, according to the
EPA.
Manasota-88 recom-
mended that when sewer
hook-up is not an option, a
situation that exists in
Manatee County, that en-
hanced nutrient removal
be considered at onsite
wastewater treatment sys-
tems. That county does not
require annual inspections
of septic systems.


POVERTY from Page 1A
chose to do," he said. "It's a
result of circumstances be-
yond their control."
Cortman said they may
not feel like men, but they
are men fathers even -
and that's important to re-
member.
"Children are watching,"
he said. "If they see a father
defeated and throwing in
the towel, that's how they'll
deal with adversity."
Cortman also thinks a sen-
se of humor is key to getting
through the tough times.
He referred to Proverbs
17:22: 'A merry heart does
good like a medicine."
"We need to recreate and
laugh," he said. "We need a
sense of humor when it feels
like everything is caving in."
bbrown@venicegondolier.com


The South County Food Pantry's most-needed food


* pasta 1-pound bags or
boxes of spaghetti
* spaghetti sauce
* peanut butter
* jelly
* canned vegetables
* canned fruit
* fruit juices apple,
grape, cranberry, etc.
* pork and beans
* canned fish tuna and
salmon
* canned spaghetti or
ravioli
* canned chili
* canned beef or chicken
stew
* macaroni and cheese


* tomato products
* rice 1-pound bags
" canned soup
" cake mix
* frosting
* cereals hot or cold
* bar soap
* toilet tissue
* dishwashing detergent
To make a monetary dona-
tion to the South County Food
Pantry, mail your check to 790
South Tamiami Trail, Venice,
FL 34285. Drop off your food
donations at the pantry, locat-
ed in the back of Emmanuel
Lutheran Church at the same
address.


Donations to All Faiths Food Bank may be dropped off br
mailed to 717 Cattleman Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. You
can make an online donation at allfaithsfoodbank.org.


Two-car tangle


SUN PHOTO BY AUDREY BLACKWELL
Benedict Cararo of Venice was traveling north in the left lane of the 600 block of South Tamiami Trail at 12:08 p.m. Nov. 14,
when William Sublette of Orlando drove across the roadway from the Rialto shopping center and struck the car he was driving,
according to a Venice Police Department accident report. Cararo was driving Jose Papa of North Port to the hospital for treat-
ment of a previous injury to his arm, the report said. Sublette was cited for careless driving.


CITYNOTES


CIRCUS from Page 1A


fortunate to know her.
'Anyone who has met
her loves her, so there was a
great outpouring of sup-
port," she said.
All pitched in
Riggle said that commu-
nities can do good when
they pull together. She said
that when her customers
found out Berousek needed
help, they were literally
standing in line asking what
they could do.
"We felt like we were all
in this together," said Susan
Riley, a Venice massage ther-
apist who was at the event.
"Many of my clients have suf-
fered through breast cancer
and we wanted her to know
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ROBERT A. VEDDER
PHONE: (941) 207-1000
FAX: (941) 484-8460
8A
SUNDAY
NOV. 18,2007


OPINION


GONDOLIER SUN EDITOR
BOB MUDGE
bmudge@venicegondolier.com
SUN EDITOR
BROOKY BROWN
bbrown@venicegondolier.com


OUR VIEW



River Road task force a good first step


Only a decade ago, estimates were
that it would take all of $23 mil-
lion to upgrade and rebuild Riv-
er Road from Englewood to Interstate
75.
Today, the figure commonly being
tossed around is $96 million. But it's
probably more in the neighborhood of
$130 million-$150 million. Notice that
the range between those numbers is
roughly the same as the total projected
cost in 1996.
That's the biggest reason to finally
get the River Road project moving as
soon as possible. The rebuilding will be
done some day, but the price tag will
only continue to rise.
The River Road task force that as-
sembled recently is an excellent first
step in what will be a long march to-
ward getting the larger road built. Tom
Minnich, the head of the South County


Alliance of Homeowners Associations,
is to be commended for assembling a
strong group of local leaders to work
on the matter. The group should pro-
vide focus and create political momen-
tum that could finally get something
accomplished.
No one doubts there is a need for a
larger roadway from State Road 776 in
Englewood to U.S. 41 and 1-75 to the
east. As Charlotte County Supervisor of
Elections and former county commis-
sioner Mac Horton noted at the meet-
ing, River Road is roughly the same
today as it was 50 years ago when 6,000
people populated the Cape Haze
peninsula. The population today is
more than 10 times larger.
Getting as many of those people as
possible off the cape in the face of an
impending hurricane is a "catastrophe
in waiting," Charlotte County Emer-


agency Management Director Wayne
Sallade told the group. River Road has
been dubbed the Englewood interstate
Connector for obvious reasons. It is the
way from here to there for cape resi-
dents of Sarasota and Charlotte coun-
ties.
There's nothing new about any of
this. Discussions about the importance
of a new River Road stretch back dec-
ades. The Englewood Interstate Conn-
ector has been high on planners' lists
for years. What may now be new is the
local structure -necessary to devise a
solution.
Minnich's task force included repre-
sentatives from the two counties, the
city of North Port and the West Villages
District, the political entity responsible
for development of the Thomas Ranch
development, which borders a long
stretch of River Road to the north.


Also present was a member of the
staff of Rep. Vern Buchanan, the Re-
publican representative from the 13th
Congressional District. Buchanan is a
member of the House Transportation
Committee, and hopes are high locally
he will be able to use his "earmark"
power to bring home some high-ticket
bacon.
The price tag is the problem. But the
task force tossed out funding ideas be-
yond the usual "get federal money."
Those included the possibilities of
floating a bond based on future impact
fees, setting up a toll road of some sort
or forming a special taxing district to
help defray the cost.
These are all early ideas. Neverthe-
less, it's critical to have a group that fo-
cuses on the problem and builds polit-
ical will to solve it. There's a long way to
go, but this is an encouraging first step.


The things they said


BOB VEDDER
COLUMNIST


During the election cam-
paign we had a lot of oppor-
tunities to talk to the candi-
dates about the issues and
see how they handled
themselves in public, some-
times under fire.
From those encounters
we learned a lot. For in-
stance, the candidates tend
to use some good sound
bites, many sounding alike
but many quite different.
Fred Hammett, for ex-
ample, had as his top prior-
ity "to retain the grace and
charm" of Venice. Ernie Za-
vodnyik'said we need "to
retain the small-town
charm," very close to a part
of JimWoods' platform. Bill
Willson was more specific,
and commented that we
"need to preserve the amb-
iance of downtown."
This was the -central
theme of the election -
what the candidates were
talking about and what the
people wanted, it appeared.
However, there were
some funny or -different
comments. For instance, at
the Realtors forum when,
asked his platform, Jim
Woods said, "My platform is
to build a platform," refer-
ring to his being short. Sue
Lang concurred, saying she
needs a booster chair her-
self.
Gary Budway said he
didn't understand "why the
policemen get $1,500 to
shoot a pistol straight." He
thought this was their job
and they should not be re-
warded for doing their job.
He never got extra pay for
that as a guard in a prison
system.
Ernie had some of the
more colorful quotes. He
said the villages component
of the new comp plan of the
city was a "stalking horse,"
and when referring to the
plan for more height said it
was a "Trojan horse." He ob-
viously likes horses.
He's also a man after my
own heart, inventing new
words. Speaking about the
comphrenhensive plan, he
referred to the "canyoniza-
tion" of our city, and anoth-
er time to "portionability,"
referring to heights and how
they need to be in the 35-
foot to 45-foot range. Web-
ster's Dictionary had better
be on the lookout for these
new words.
Bill, referring to getting
the bypass widened, said, "If
you are waiting on the MPO


money, you will be waiting
the rest of your life."
Sue commented that the
comp plan had "suburban
style with urban density,"
and she also said that the
villages outlined in it wer-
en't really villages. She fur-
ther thought that the North
Venice area needed a mas-
ter plan, not just a comp
plan.
There were many new
ideas, or at least ones not
mentioned often in the
campaign that are worth
thinking about.
Gary thought we could
save by sharing the pistol
range with the county, and
also by sharing Nokomis'
fire training facility.
Ernie had several envi-
ronmental ideas that were
the centerpiece of his plat-
form. He thought there ought
to be an environmental re-
view board, and that the city
should adopt the county's
fertilizer ordinance. He also
felt we should promote eco-
tourism. When possible, he
said, we should be involved
with red tide research.
There were a few ideas
for revenue for the airport.
Gary said we should investi-
gate landing fees, while a
couple of others thought we
should add hangars. One
candidate thought that
Sharky's not having a deal
was costing the city rev-
enue.
After talking to many
businesses, Ed 'Martin th-
ought we should look at the
permitting process and the
way we deal with business-
es. He felt we could improve
our relationship and move
their projects faster.
Gary thought we did not
need to spend money on a
public safety officer, and he
also thought that replacing
a part-time historian with a
full-time one was not in
keeping with cost-cutting.
When asked what func-
tions the city is performing
that might be better done
by private enterprise, there
were a few suggestions. Bill
thought we could look at
tree trimming, while Jim
suggested waste collection
could be looked, at similar
to what the county does.
How to connect better to
the citizens was brought up.
Ed had this as an important
part of his platform. He th-
ought there should be more
workshops, even an evening
meeting once in a while for
those who work. Gary and
Ernie suggested holding
some meetings in other parts
of the city so residents in the
east part of the city have gov-
ernment come to them.
Gary felt the city was run
too much by people living
on the island and that we
should look at redistricting
to ensure the eastern part of
the city gets represented bet-

Please see VEDDER, 9A


LETTERS FROM OUR READERS




California has a system


Editor:
No one thinks it fair for one homeowner to be paying
twice as much as his neighbor for the same value property.
California is not the first place I usually think of when seek-
ing a solution, but in this case, I think they are on to some-
thing.
Some years ago, California legislated a cap on property
taxes, prohibiting taxes of more than 1 percent of the prop-
erty's market value. Have our legislators and governor con-
sidered such a proposal?
The benefits are clear. The taxpayer would know what to
expect in taxes when purchasing property, and could be
assured of not incurring huge tax increases each year.
Current homeowners would be free to move up, nonresi-
dential owners would no longer pay more than their share.
The burden would be spread evenly.
This would help local businesses, because the new
homeowners would be making all sorts of purchases to
customize their new home to their tastes. It would give
some deserved relief to nonresidential property owners.
The main problem to be resolved with this proposal is
that some long-term homesteaded properties would incur
a disproportionate increase. For example, if a property were
purchased in 1998 for $100,000, and immediately home-
steaded, the taxes on that property are probably less than
$2,000 today. But the market value has probably increased
five times. If the property were to now be taxed on the
$500,000 current value, the property tax would increase
from $2,000 to $5,000.
The challenge is to find some way to more gradually
implement such an increase.


All signs pointed to
'No'

Editor:
The recent approval of
Sarasota county of an in-
crease from 1,000 homes to
7,000 in the headwaters
area of Gottfried Creek over
the adamant objection of its
planning staff, a tie vote of
planning commission and
strenuous public objection
makes one wonder what


same time, these commis-
sions are fighting over who
gets what water from which
source.
Most folks are not against
reasonable growth. Didn't
these rezoned areas already
allow building at a lower
density?
It is particularly galling
since it appears probable
this property has been held
for years with very low tax
rates under the Green Belt
law. Guess who had to pay
higher taxes to keep the
county running?
I heard no opposition
from Park Forest or Fox
Wood at the hearing. You
may want to come to the
final hearing if Tallahassee
approves these 7,000 homes
being put next door to you.
You just might flood like
some of us do on Oxford
Drive if these homes go in
and fill up the recharge area.

Vernon Davids
Englewood


John Burton Light up for the kids
Venice Editor:
The Democrats have dr-
motivations impel such astically altered the existing
judgment. At least two com- State Children's Health In-
missioners had the com- surance Program, raising
mon sense to vote against it the age of eligible children
and I thank them for their from 16 to 25 and defining a
courage. family earning $83,000 a
If I understand it correct- year as poor, therefore eligi-
ly, some Sarasota and North ble also.
Port commissioners have When President Bush ve-
approved more than 20,000 toed the Democrats' revised
additional homes at or ab- SCHIP bill, he was instantly
ove the Englewood Water labeled a despicable cad
District recharge area with- who takes joy in ignoring
out blinking. And, at the the needs of poor children,


even though the president
intends to add $5 billion to
the program in support of
its continuation.
The Democrats rectified
this increase in SCHIP mem-
bership and the $35 billion
more it will entail by declar-
ing it won't cost taxpayers a
cent; it will all be financed by
simply adding a 61-cent
increase to the existing tax on
every pack of cigarettes bou-
ght in the United States.
If we follow the Dem-
ocrats' logic that President
Bush is an ogre for vetoing
their newly proposed plan,
it only stands to reason that
if Americans truly love chil-
dren, we should all smoke.
- "Do it for the children," Sp-
eaker Nancy Pelosi will plead
to us from the House floor.
Restaurants that don't
allow smoking will be deny-
ing children needed health
care. Airlines will be looked
upon as baby abusers. Ex-
pect stern looks of castiga-
tion from the CVS clerk
when you ask for Nicorette
gum.
Chain smokers, with the
ensuing hackers cough, will
be looked upon as saintly,
caring contributors to Am-
erica's poor children. You'll
smile when you see cigarette
butts lying on the streets and
beaches, knowing someone
cares about the children. So
why aren't you smoking?
Don't you like kids?

Dennis Dodd
Nokomis

Please see LETTERS, 9A








SUNDAY. NOV. 18. 2007 SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A


VEDDER from Page 8A

ter. Gary also said he would
only serve one term and
would take no pay. That
might have been the best
money saver of the bunch.
In a similar vein, Ed th-
ought council's insurance


coverage might be looked
at, that those serving on
council should be treated as
city employees rather than
the better deal they get.
He also thought we need
a parking garage in down-
town Venice.
Overall, we had very


good candidates who had
good ideas. A desire com-
mon to all was that as we
grow we keep the wonderful
small-town feel that has
made our community so
well liked and the reason it
is one of the best places to
retire.


Bumper sticker: Sorry for
driving so close in front of
you.


Robert A Vedder writes a
twice-weekly column in this
paper


LET 'EM HAVE IT: SHOULD THE PLANNED MEDALLION AT
U.S. 41 AND COLONIA LANE STILL BE INSTALLED NEXT
YEAR? CALL US AT 207-1111.

Road delays don't deserve a medal

Jiggled. Road projects like inlaid medallions are a waste of
taxpayers' money. In Orlando, the illustrious mayor put
bricks all over the roads, tore up all the intersections and
bricked them up, and now it's almost impossible to have a
smooth ride without your back hurting and jiggling all the
way down Orange Avenue in Orlando. I like a smooth ride.
I think the roads here are much improved and wonderful to
be on. I think medallions are a waste of money. I live in
Nokomis and the one on Albee Farm Road is ridiculous.


Where it's at. I cannot
believe after all that's said
and done that the Gondo-
lier Sun would support a
person who has only writ-
ten for its newspaper rather
than done anything else for
the citizens of Venice. I am
shocked and surprised and
I, for one, will absolutely,
stop my subscription to the
Gondolier Sun. I'm sorry
you've come out for the
position that you have. It's a
shame that the man has
done so much for the citi-
zens of Venice, and you
come out for a man that has
just complained and written
a column for you. I'm sorry to
saythatyou are nowhere the
people ofVenice are at.
Editor's Note: Our en-
dorsements are a recom-
mendation, not a predic-
tion. If they were, this would
have been the one race of
the three we got "right."
Reversed psychology.
This call will probably not
be published until the up-
coming city council elec-


tion. I wasn't sure who I was
going to vote for until I
received a letter from a local
contracting company. They
were recommending three
of the candidates. What did
that tell me about who to
vote for? You got it. I then
went ahead and voted for
the other three candidates. I
don't want any candidate
that is obligated to any de-
veloping company that
determines the future of
Venice.
Switched. As a patriotic
American, I just switched
my political.party affiliation
to Independent from Re-
publican. The Mike Miller
Republican-sponsored let-
ter supporting the incum-
bent council members did
it. This is supposed to be a
nonpartisan race. I think
that sacrificing the public
good for private partisan
privilege and profit is not
what freedom is all about. It
is time we the people took
back our country locally
and nationally.


Where the young men have gone


BY BETTY PORRAZZO
GUEST COLUMNIST

As I entered the hotel
lobby, I was taken aback by
the number of old men -
many white-haired, many
bald or balding standing
around laughing, hugging
or just chatting.
All looked rather scruffy
in either old combat jackets
or black jackets that were
decorated with large emb-
lems on their backs identi
fying the name of the state
they represented. Some had
come from as far away as
Alaska.
I tried not to stare as I
wondered how they got so
old. Their posture was no
longer military straight. And
I know the men in wheel-
chairs had stood tall and
strong those many years
ago.
Wasn't it, only yesterday
they were young men with
smooth faces wearing green
camouflage, anxious to show
the world what they could
do? Feeling invincible as only
the young can feel?
My son, three granddau-
ghters and I registered at the
desk and looked very out of
place among these honor-
able men. I wanted. to feel
the camaraderie I saw and
sensed, but I knew I was not
one of them.
I knew that the four of us
also carried the scars of that
war, but they were hot visi-
ble in that room.
We left the lobby and
went to our rooms while the
men, their wives and their
friends continued their bon-
ding experience. For a mom-
ent, Iwished that I could have
been one of them.
The following morning
my little family ate breakfast
and proceeded to walk from
the hotel to the staging area.
There I found eight other wo-
men wearing the hats of Gold
Star Wives. What an incredi-
ble experience, after 40 years,
to finally meet other women
who had lost their husbands
in Vietnam. Imagine 40
years and never once had I
met anyone who had also


"been there."
We took our seats for the
opening ceremony, which
was very moving, especially
the final speech given by Paul
Bucha, a Congressional Me-
dal of Honor winner. His
speech was halted in the
middle when everyone sto-
od and gave him a standing
ovation. At the end, he re-
ceived another one.
He was so moved by his
speech, my son chose to
find Bucha and speak to
him before we went to get in
the convertibles that would
carry us in the parade. He
returned with tears in his
eyes as he recounted his
conversation with this in-
credible man. I wonder how
many lives Bucha has tou-
ched over the years.
The parade, which in-
cluded 1,000 motorcycles,
men from every state, and or-
ganizations such as Gold Star
Mothers, Gold Star Wives,
Blue Star Mothers and more,
was only a mile in distance,
but it was a thousand miles
in gratitude.
All along the route veter-
ans who weren't marching,
their families and other citi-
zens of the United States
cheered us and yelled "th-
ank you." Veterans came up
to the car and shook my
hand to say thanks. Never
had anyone said that to me.
I knew it took a long time
to thank those who had
served, but never did I think
someone would thank me
for my sacrifice. I thanked
them, too. They did the same
things my husband did, only
theywere the lucky ones- or
so we think.
The parade ended and
we later returned to the ho-
tel to retrieve our bags and
car. The lobby was now fill-
ed with handsome men
dressed in tuxedos ready to
spend the evening at the
many scheduled reunions
parties. They cleaned up
well.
This is where the young
men went who didn't go to
graveyards.
Betty Porrazzo is a resi-
dent ofVenice.


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Tell Mosaic:
'Hands off'
Editor:
II remember swimming
in the Peace River as a teen-
ager in the '70s. It was a kid's
dream swinging from
rope swings and dropping
into the deep river and see-
ing the abundance of wild-
'life: turtles, gators, rac-
coons, otter and a wide vari-
ety of waterfowl.
It breaks my heart to see
it in its current condition.
Reasons for this are a lack of
rain, overdevelopment and
phosphate mining.
Now Mosaic says it'll
help protect it while it uses
it. Hogwash. The best way to
protect it is to leave it alone.
We need to tell Mosaic to
hit the road, Jack, and don't
come back no more. Say no
to Mosaic and anyone who
wants to use its waters for
profit. Phosphate isn't the
only source. for fertilizer.
There's a more organic one
that Mosaic has been trying
to feed us.
Protect our river now. Be-
fore it's too late.

Johnny Martin
Englewood
Parties are
the problem
Editor:
Over the. past 20 years or
so I have seen our country's
bright, shining star get dim-
mer and dimmer, and our
flag's colors fade.
I am a proud veteran of
the Korean War. I served my
country with tremendous
pride being an American.
Unfortunately today, I do
not feel the pride I once had
and held so dear to my
heart..
I asked myself, why? A
myriad of reasons have en-
raged, angered and disgust-
ed me.
In my opinion, the major
culprit is the two-party sys-
tem of our once great na-
tion, the Democrats and Re-
publicans. They both strive
to serve their parties' inter-
ests, not the interest of "we
the people."
An example of this would
be to control our porous bor-
ders. This is a difficult task,
but one that can be accom-
plished. The problem is that
the Democrats want the
illegal aliens' vote and the
Republicans want the illegal
aliens' cheap labor. Neither is
what "we the people" want.
Look at all the financial
burdens, health insurance,
education costs, etc., we are
generously giving to these
illegal aliens, while our own
American people are suffer-
ing and cannot get health


insurance or jobs, afford gas
or support their families.
Does anyone not get
this? When will this insanity
stop?
We need a great indepen-
dent to come to our rescue
and reunite us, take us out
from the darkness and let us
see the bright red, white and
blue in our flag, stand proud
and tall as an American and
believe once again in "we
the people."

Jerry Smith
Venice
It's time to
pull together
Editor:
The mention of World
War III by President Bush
should make us all con-
cerned, if not very worried.
Putin's visit to Iran can-
not be taken lightly, as no
Russian president has visit-
ed Tehran since Josef Stalin
in 1943.
I don't think this recent
visit by Mr. Putin was in the
interests of admonishing or
trying to persuade Iran to
dismantle its nuclear weap-
onry, but to show his sup-
port for the program, and
I'll tell you why: Putin has
been making noises of.
becoming a superpower
once again, and gaining the
support of the likes of
Turkey, Syria and Iran as
allies will be to his benefit in
stepping up to the status of
dominance in the Far East.
Mr. Putin also has criti-
cized President Bush's stan-
ce in Iran's nuclear program
rather than, side with the
United States in the hope of
unity against these war-
mongering small countries.
With all the politicking
going on these days, one sh-
ould concentrate on the pro-
blems in the Far East as the
No. 1 concern, and not the
economy or health care iss-
ues. These really take a back
seat to the problem of attain-
ing world peace.
Having said that, I am
concerned that the voters in
the next presidential elec-
tion, whether Republican,
Democratic or Indepen-
dent, will really weigh the
individual presidential con-
tenders' portfolio of military
background, education, po-
litical background, moral
character and leadership
values when they enter the
voting booth in 2008.
We, Republicans, Dem-
ocrats and Independents,
must unite, pull together
and work together in order
to ensure our children's and
grandchildren's welfare.

Malcolm A. Whitaker
Venice


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SOUTH COUNTY RECORD


I0Morgage oreclsursNo.- S


* Glenwood Manor Owners
Association v. Jackson U.
Everts and Deborah L.
Everts
* Avelo Mortgage v. Keith A.
Rouleau, Renar Kirkpatrick,
et al.
* Midfirst Bank v. Peter J.
Apostol, et al.
* Suncoast Schools
Federated Credit Union v.
Beverly J. Brown, Vivienne
B. Brown, Trevor Brown, et
al.
* Countrywide Home
Loans v. Jose H. Zavala, et
al.
* U.S. Bank National
Association v. Evan D.
Rimes, Melissa Rimes, et al.
* Bank of America v. Franco
Puri, Matilde Puri, et al.
* Taylor Bean and Whitaker
Mortgage v. Ive D. Fadley, et
al.
* Bank of NewYork v.
Valente R. Pedroso, Ela B.
Pedroso, et al.
* Wells Fargo Bank v. Bobby
Youst, et al.
* Suntrust Mortgage v.
Deborah J. Gliotti, et al.
* Cemex Construction
Materials v. Jens Hundseid,
Betty Hundseid
* Everhome Mortgage
Company v. Chad M.
Thomas
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. RadoslavVlahovic,
Ivan Radosavljevic, et al.
* Chase Home Finance v.
Kathleen Holmes, et al.
* Countrywide Home
Loans v. Patricia Bullock,
Wayne Bullock, et al.
* DLJ Mortgage Capital v.
Gary J. Kenney, Kurvin J.


Glatfelter, Nora Kenney, et
al.
* Citigroup Global Markets
Realty v. Lucy E Pokrywka,
William J. Pokrywka, et al.
* Washington Mutual Bank
v. Robin L. Miller et al.
* HSBC Bank v. Vasiliy
Shmachin, Sofiya
Shmachin, et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Dennis L. Arnold,
Kathryn M. Arnold, et al.
* Central Mortgage
Company v. Nora K. King,
et al.
* U.S. Bank National
Association v. Radim
Adamovsky, Jennifer R.
Adamovsky, et al.
* National City Mortgage v.
Thomas Armillotti, et al.
* Fremont Investment and
Loan v. William Houser,
Kritin Houser, et al.
* Suntrust Mortgage v.
Elizabeth Hunt, et al.
* LaSalle Bank v. Alicia
Herb, William Glennon, et
al.
* Washington Mutual Bank
v. Caryn D. Gignilliat,
Andrew Kisseberth, et al.
* HSBC Bank v. John E.
Ridley, et al.
* US Bank v. Ronald D.
Felicita, Heide Felicita, et
al.
* GMAC Mortgage v. James
E. Simpson, Stephanie B.
Simpson, et al.
* Washington Mutual Bank
v. Joseph A. Gaeta, Kolleen
E. Gaeta, et al.
* Washington Mutual Bank
v. Marie McFarland, et al.
* US Bank National
Association v. Ruzicz


Djordjevic, et al.
* Deutsche Bank Trust
Company v. Dennis W.
Vaughan, et al.
* DLJ Mortgage Capital v.
Richard W. Newfield, Tara
Newfield, et al.
* Deutsche Bank Trust
Company v. GeraldW. Fox,
Nikka A. Fox, et al.
* Countrywide Home
Loans v. Frank Schilling, et
al.
* Wells Fargo Bank v.
Claudia Dellmar, et al.
* Mortgage Electric
Registration Systems v.
Andrew J. Beliveau, Dawn
E. Beliveau, et al.
* Freemont Investment &
Loan Company v. William
Houser, Kristen Houser, et
al.
* US Bank National
Association v. Angela Gall,
Kenneth R. Gall, et al.
* HSBC Bank v. Brian
Mason, Karen Mason, et al.
* Bank of NewYork v. John
Rehak, Sladana Rehak, et
al.
* Chase Home Finance v.
Lynn C. Behre, et al.
* Deutsche Bank National
Trust v. Dustin Bennett, et
al.
* Deutsche Bank Trust v.
Jams S. Reynolds, et al.
* US Bank National
Association v. Victor
Kononenko, et al.
* Central Mortgage v.
Blanca Ibarrondo, Hector
Rodriguez, et al.
* US Bank National
Association v. Michael
Kerrigan, Elizabeth
Kerrigan, et al.


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* Donald Caselden v. Shelly
A. Caselden
* Rozila Robillard v. Bangali


Toure
* Milton W. McLaren v.
Cheryl A. McLaren


* Alice M. Willey v. Scott T.
Willey


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* Jon C. Leonard and Jodie
M. Saylor
* Anthony Zappasodi and
Laura A. Mulhall
* Charles W. Power and
Janet G. Blake
* Antonio J. Rodriguez and
Ashleigh D. O'Neil
* Jonathan L. Malley and
Emma Hall
* Michael A. Jenner and


Brandy L. Wheeler
* Troy D. Wendland v.
Joann M. Lombardi
* Matthew S. Hattaway and
Christine A. Phillips
* William H. Sills and
Bonnie L. Campbell
* Joshua C. Rizzo and Sally
M. Benton
* Neil E Rothery and
Marlene M. Bolyard


* Brian E. Joseph and Julie
M. Toutant-McGee
* Derick L. Aarnink and
Jennifer L. Sullivan
* Reynaldo P Ochoa and
Rhonda L. Stackhouse
* David A. Lowell and Stacie
N. Nokes
* Benno Von Hopffgarten
and Connie S. White


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* Hans J. Matz v. Robert
Grannan: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* LVNV Funding v. Brent
Beyer: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v. Steve
D. Maul: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Pamela Boyd v.
Montgomery Carpet:
between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Jason Gnoza and Lisa
Gnoza v. Ronald DeSantis:
between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. Karen
M. Cook: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* Wells Fargo Financial
Florida v. Emmanuel D.
Harris and Jennifer Harris:
between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* MJRA Corporation v.
Michael Masselli: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* MJRA Corporation v. John
B. Weekes: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.


* MJRA Corporation v. Jerry
Mannlein: between $500.01
and $2,500.
* MJRA Corporation v. Amy
Behr: between $500.01 *and
$2,500.
* MJRA Corporation v. Eric
S. Lindsay: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Coast Pump & Supply v.
Fernando A. Rivas and
Olabisi Olakolade: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Coast Pump & Supply v.
Robert L. Denis: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Tri County Trucking v.
Keystone Pavers: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Gulf Coast Assistance v.
Lynda A. Alexander:
between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Gulf Coast Assistance v.
Schelly L. Kartis: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Asset Acceptance v.
Robert J. Lattanzio:
between $500.01 and
$2,500.
* Elite Recovery Services v.,


Gregory D. Webb: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Asset Acceptance v.
Brenda Jaterka: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v. James
R. Slyvester: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Midland Funding v.
Douglas M. McMahon:
between $2,501.01 and
$5,000.
* Midland Funding v.
Ashley Forman: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Midland Funding v.
Melissa Spicer: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* Capital One Bank v.
Theresa Pipitone: between
$500.01 and $2,500.
* LVNV Funding v. Ivanilda
0. Santos: between
$2,501.01 and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v. James
Foley: between $2,501.01
and $5,000.
* Capital One Bank v.
Douglas A. Palmer:
between $500.01 and
$2,500.


* Larisa Moshinskaya
Shkuro v. Victor Shkuro
* Leslie A. Weed v. Vincent
R. Weed


* Maryann Fegan v. Jarred
Fegan
* Robert A. Markuson v.
Nancy E Markuson


* Maria V Valenzuela v.
Pedro J. Valenzuela
* Mary Edsall v. George
Edsall


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County Calendar
Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trail Advisory Committee Nov. 20
5:30 p.m., First Floor, Training Room, Administration Center
1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-0891
Board of County Commissioners Nov. 19
12:15-1:45 p.m., Gov. Charlie Crist visit (A celebration of
Gov. Charlie Crist's leadership in ensuring a sustainable
Florida) Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota
Call 941-861-5000
Board of County Commissioners Nov. 20, 9 a.m.
Commission Chamber, First Floor, Administration Center
1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Call 941-861-5344
Community Alliance Ad Hoc Data Group Nov. 19
10 a.m., Conference Room 201, Sarasota County Health
Department, 2200 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota
Call 941-861-2877
Parks Advisory and Recreation Council (PARC)
Nov. 19, 3:30 p.m., Conference Room F Venice Community
Center, 326 S. Nokomis Avenue, Venice. Call 941-861-9859
Sarasota Partnership for.Children's Mental Health
Social Marketing Work Group Nov. 20, 10 a.m.
1751 Mound Street, Suite 205, Sarasota.
Call 941-539-2191
Solid Waste Management Citizens Advisory Board
Nov. 21, 9 a.m., Central County Landfill Administration
Building, 4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis
Call 941-861-1532
Advisory Board Vacancy
APPLICATION APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Nov.24, 2007
Advisory Board: Citizen's Oversight Committee for Public
School Facility Planning. Information: Tate Taylor, Principal
Planner, Planning Services, 941-861-5140
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Advisory Board: General Contractors Licensing and-
Examining Board. Information: Planning and Development
Services, Betsy Bollinger, 941-861-6126
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open until Filled
Advisory Board: Historical Commission
Information: Sarasota County History Center,
Jeff LaHurd, 941-861-6090
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Advisory Board: Integrated Pest Management
Information: Lyman Roberts, 941-861-9723 or
Patricia Wilken, 941-861-9722
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Advisory Board: Keep Sarasota County Beautiful Advisory
Board (KSCBAB) Information: Environmental Services,
Sandra Washington 941-861-6733
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Advisory Board: Mechanical Contractors Licensing and
Examining Board Information: Planning and Development
Services, Betsy Bollinger, 941-861-6126
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
Advisory Board: Solid Waste Management Citizens Advisory
Board Information: Solid Waste Management,
Lois Rose, 941-861-1532

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Government offices close for
Thanksgiving holiday
All Sarasota County Government offices, including
libraries, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and
Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bus
service will not be offered by Sarasota County Area
Transit on Thursday, Nov. 22.
Open on a holiday schedule Friday, Nov. 23 are
Arlington Park, Noon to 5 p.m. and Payne Park, 7
a.m. to 9 p.m. Knight Trail Park will be closed on
Friday, Nov. 23.
Residents who live in unincorporated areas of the
county will not have yard waste, recyclables or
garbage collection Thanksgiving Day, Thursday,
Nov. 22. For residents whose regular collection day
is Thursday, yard waste, recyclables and garbage
will be collected Friday, Nov. 23. For residents
whose regular collection day is Friday, yard waste,
recyclables and garbage will be collected Saturday,
Nov. 24. Because collection times vary, residents
should place refuse materials at the curb by 6 a.m.
the day of pickup.
Sarasota County's landfill and all three chemical
collection centers will be closed Thanksgiving
Day. The chemical collection centers at 8750
Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, and 250 S. Jackson
Road, Venice, will be closed Friday, but will
reopen Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The Citizen's
Convenience Center at 4010 Knights Trail Road,
Nokomis, will be open Friday and Saturday, Nov.
23-24 from 8 a.m. 4 p.m.
The landfill at 4000 Knights Trail Road, Sarasota,
will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information on Thanksgiving week trash
collection, contact the Sarasota County Call Center
at 941-861-5000 and ask for Solid Waste Customer
Service.

Recycled paint giveaway
scheduled for Nov. 27
Sarasota County invites homeowners to take
advantage of its annual free recycled paint
giveaway from 7 a.m. 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov.
27. The paint will be available to county residents
at the county's Household Chemical Collection
Center, 8750 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, until
supplies are gone.
This is a one-time donation for residents, who
can receive up to 10 gallons of paint. Residents
who have received free paint in the past from
the county do not qualify for free paint again. For
more information or to determine if your home is
included, contact Call Center at 941-861-5000
and ask to speak with a Solid Waste customer
service representative.


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The following have filed
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SARASOTA COUNTY
James W. Gilmartin, 579
S. Indiana Ave., Englewood.
Nov. 7. Chapter 13. 07-
10727.
Michael Allen Snider,
7794 Einstein St., North
Port. Nov. 2. Chapter 13. 07-
10606.
Victor Torres, 2317
Pickard Lane, North Port.
Nov. 2. Chapter 13. 07-
10604.
Robert Goberman, 1113
Myrtle Ave., Venice. Nov. 5.
Chapter 7. 07-10642.
Kathryn A. Haren, 3921
Hialeah Road, Venice. Nov.
4. Chapter 7. 07-10636.
Robert Alan Nezelek,
4142 Asteria Terrace, North
Port. Nov. 6. Chapter 7. 07-
10681.
Jennifer K. Silver, 762
Baja Viejo, Englewood. Nov.
7. Chapter 7. 07-10741.
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Michael A. Grace, 175
Cambridge Drive N.W, Port
Charlotte. Nov. 7. Chapter
13.07-10753.
ThomasA.Thomas, 2100
Cornelius Blvd., Port
Charlotte. Nov. 2. Chapter
13.07-10613.
Albert Benjamin Bailey,
1384 Neapolitan Road,
Punta Gorda. Nov. 1.
Chapter 7. 07-10551.


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Seahawks slip away, Venice one and done


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Turnovers, penalties,
dropped passes, missed
tackles and off-the-mark-
passes plagued Venice High
School in their 27-10 playoff
loss to Cape Coral High
School Friday night. Sea-
hawks quarterback David
Pasquale didn't help mat-
ters.
The senior ran it 43 yards
for a touchdown on Cape
Coral's first offensive play
from scrimmage. He added
two more in the fourth
quarter to put the Indians
away for good.
"We had him dead to
rights, especially on the
fourth-down play ,when
they took the lead," Venice
Head Coach John Peacock
said. "We had a blitz called
and he broke containment."
The Venice defensive line
got solid pressure on Pas-
quale, they just couldn't get
him in the backfield. The
slippery quarterback es-
caped tacklers on multiple
occasions, most notably on
fourth and goal in the
fourth quarter.
Venice had just sacked
him on third down, result-
ing in a five yard loss, and
had broken through the line
again. Pasquale ran back-
wards, to the left and then
into the end zone to put
Cape Coral up 13-10 with 8
minutes to play.
Pasquale finished the
game with 92 yards on 15
carries.
On offense, Venice could
not get the running game
going against a defense that
gave up an average of more
than 200 yards during the
regular season. Aside from
an 80-yard touchdown run
by quarterback Trey Burton,
Venice had just 106 rushing
yards.
"They had two weeks to
prepare for us and they did
a good job, my hat's off to
them," Peacock said.


The Seahawks even used
the exact same flea-flicker
play that beat the Indians in
their final regular season
game. Pasquale dropped
back and tossed it to wide
receiver Alex Coviello in the
flat. Coviello then dropped
back and hit a wide-open
Jaylen Watkins for a 31 yard
gain that gave Cape Coral a
first-and-goal at the 10. On,
the very next play, Pasquale
scored his third and final
touchdown on another 10-
yard run to put Cape Coral
up 20-10.
Venice had plenty of
opportunities to win the
game, though.
After a sloppy first half in
which Venice was shut out,
the Indians found them-
selves trailing by just six. It
could have been much
worse.
Cape Coral kicker Bran-
don Mulloy missed his first
extra point of the season
thanks to a bad snap, keep-
ing Venice within 6. Even
after Burton threw an inter-
ception that gave Cape
Coral good, field position,
the defense held on fourth-
and-three at the Venice 23.
It seemed luck was be-
ginning to shift. On the next
play, wide receiver Billy
Marsden broke away from a
defender in the middle of
the, field. The wide-open
receiver then fell down, but
caught Burton's 42-yard
pass on his back. The In-
dians proceeded to drive
the ball down to the Cape
Coral 10, but a third-down
fumble resulted in a nine-
yard loss. Kicker Ed Dela-
hanty came in to try a 34-
yard field goal that would
have cut the lead to three,
but he missed.
Another missed field goal
followed on the other end of
the field, when Mulloy
missed a 29-yarder, his first
of 'the season. Mulloy had
yet another shot to extend
the Seahawks' lead after
Burton's second intercep-


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SUN PHOTO BY JEFF TAVARES, jtavares@venicegondolier.com
Venice High School's Jimmy Laurie turns to chase an errant toss from Trey Burton during second quarter action in Friday's Regional
Quarterfinal game against Cape Coral High School. Venice recovered, but had to settle for a missed field goal attempt.


tion, but another bad snap
led to a blocked field goal as
the first half expired.
No second-half
heroics
Slow starts and strong
finishes had been the
Indians' trademark in home
games. It looked like this
game would be no different.
After the opening kickoff
in the second half, the
Indian defense stuffed Cape
Coral on fourth down at the
Venice 20. On the next play,
Burton ran it 80 yards for
Venice's first score of the
game. With the lead at 7-6,
momentum was wearing
green.
Three plays later, Ethan
Mix- came down with an
.interception at the .Cape
Coral 35. Venice drove it
down to the five, but anoth-
er third-down fumble led to
a 22-yard Delahanty field
goal that put Venice up 10-6.


It would not be the last scor-
ing opportunity for the
Indians, but it would be the
last score.
Cape Coral's next drive
began with a 15-yard un-
sportsmanlike conduct
penalty on the Venice side-
line. The Seahawks took
advantage of the good field
position and took the lead
with 8-minutes to play.
Venice had two shots at
the end zone on their next
possession and neither one
of them ended in six. From
the Cape Coral 44, Burton
hit a wide-open Gerry
Hunek down the sideline
but Hunek was out of
bounds. On fourth down
from the 36, it happened
again.
Cape Coral's flea-flicker
and ensuing touchdown
followed. Venice, down 10,
again had a long-shot at a
comeback with 1:44 left.
Burton threw his last pass of


the game and Seahawk
defensive back Cameron
Hall came down with it and
took it 55 yards for the pick-
six.
With the loss, Venice
ends its season 7-4.
"My hat's off to these
seniors," Peacock said.


GAME STATISTICS:
Cape Coral 27, Venice 10
At Venice


Cape Coral
Venice


First downs
Rushes-yards
Passing
Total offense
Comp-An-Int
Fumbles-lost
Penalties-yards
Punts-Avg.


"They've been through a
lot and you can't take any-
thing away from them. They
went from 1-9 to winning a
district championship. Not
too many teams can go
from 1-9 to 7-4."
miller@
venicegondolier.com


2nd 3rd 4th F
0 0 21 27
0 10 0 10


Venice
8
40-186
73
259
4-19-3
2-0
6-40
2-23


Cape Coral
11
34-193
95
' 257
8-16-1
1-0
4-30
1-30


iNDIVIDUAL STATISTICS:
RUSHING Laurie (VHS) 15-43, Costanzo (VHS) 7-20, Burton (VHS) 15-108, Cody Reinart (VHS) 3-15; Pasquale (CCHS) 15-92 3-TD, Boyd (CCHS) 19-101

PASSING- Burton (VHS) 4-19-3-73 TD, 3-INT; Pasquale (CCHS) 8-16-1-64 INT, Coviello (CCHS) 1-1-0-31.

RECEIVING Hunek (VHS) 2-24, Reinart (VHS) 1-7, Marsden (VHS) 1-42; Holloway (CCHS) 3-18, Boyd (CCHS) 2-8, Coxiello (CCHS) 2-14, Hall (CCHS) 1-24, Watlkins (CCHS) 1-31.

SCORING SUMMARY:


First quarter
CCHS Pasquale 43-yard TD run (9:54) kick failed
Third quarter
VHS Burton 80-yard TD run (7:28) Delahantv kick
VHS Delahanty 22-yard FG (1:27)


Struble named PGA


chapter president


FROM PLANTATION GOLF
& COUNTRY CLUB

Plantation Golf & Coun-
try Club's owvn director of
golf, Keith Struble, has been
appointed the president of
the Southwestern Chapter
of the North Florida PGA of
America. Also voted into
office is the new PGA chap-
ter vice president, Paul
Barone, general manager at
Heron Creek Golf &
Country Club in North Port,
and PGA chapter secretary,
Tim Beckwith, director of
golf at The Oaks Club in
Sarasota.
The PGA of America
divides the country into 41
geographical sections, and
within those sections are a
few .chapters. In August,
Struble accepted the nomi-
nation and vote to serve as
the. president of the South-


western Chapter of the
North Florida PGA. The
office of the president holds
a two year, term. Struble
recently completed terms
as the chapter's vice presi-
dent/treasurer and has also
held the office of secretary.
Among the chapter's
many goals is to continue
the PGA tradition of serving
their members and the
community in not only the
game of golf, but in other
charitable endeavors as
well.
Some of the local chari-
ties that benefit from this
chapter are Big Brothers Big
Sisters, Greater Sarasota
Junior Golf Association,
Adaptive Golf for the dis-
abled, Boys and Girls Clubs
of America and the Make-
A-Wish Foundation. The
PGA initiative has also pro-
duced great funds for the


hurricane relief programs
for the last three years.
Struble is in his 20th sea-
son as a golf professional at
Plantation Golf & Country
Club. Struble became the
head professional in 1992
and in 1996 accepted the
position of Director of Golf.
He is a Class A PGA profes-
sional with a number of
awards earned in his indus-
try such as the prestigious
Bill Strausbaugh, 2004; PGA
President's Award, .2006;
three consecutive PGA
assistant honors in the 90s;
the PGA Professional of the
Year in the North Florida
Section, as well as many
other professional accom-
plishments. Plantation Golf
& Country Club is proud to
have one of the finest PGA
professionals in the indus-
try leading the golf side of
their Country Club.


Read local sports by Tripp Miller every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday in
the Sun Newspapers.


Second quarter

Fourth quarter
CCHS Pasquale 10-yard TD run (8:00) Mulloy kick
CCHS Pasquale 10-yardTD run (1:44) Mulloy kick
CCHS Hall 55-yard INT return from Burton (00:55) Mulloy kick


Thomas sets personal record


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

Ben Thomas peaked at
the right time of year.
He placed in the top-15
at the district and regional
meets to become the only
Venice High School cross


country runner to qualify
for the Class 3A state meet.
Thomas placed 59th out
of 190 runners Saturday at
Little Everglades Ranch in
Dade City with a time of
17:06. It was his best time of
the season.
His previous record was


17:08, which he ran at G.T.
Bray park in Bradenton Oct.
13.
"It's always nice when
you run your fastest at the
end," Venice boys cross
country coach Jason Potter
said. "I'm happy for him, he
worked hard."


Club volleyball tryouts
The Venetian Bay Volley-
ball Club is holding tryouts
Nov. 18 at Venice High
School.
Girls ages 15-18 should
arrive for registration be-
tween 12 and 1 p.m. Try-
outs will be from 1 to 3 p.m.
Girls ages 12-14 should
arrive for registration be-
tween 2 and 3 p.m. Tryouts
will be from 3 to 5 p.m.
Before you can try out,
you must register on the
Web and bring the paper-
work to tryouts.
For instructions on how
to register, visit the Ven-
etian Bay Volleyball Club
Web site at http://myweb
pages.comcast.net/vene
tianbayvbc.


Senior games results
Alan Raynor of Venice
won four track and field
medals in the annual Sara-
sota Senior Games held
Nov. 10 at the Gene Whipp
Sports Center.
Raynor qualified for All-
America status with his long
jump (11 feet 8 inches), his
high jump (3 feet 10 inches)
and his 200-meter dash
(34.7 seconds).
The Sarasota Senior
Games serve as a qualifier
for the Florida Senior
Games scheduled this year
in Fort Myers Dec. 12-14.
Play soccer overseas
United Soccer Academy is
looking for players, male and
female, between the ages of


10 and 18 to compete in
South America and Europe
for winter, spring and sum-
mer 2008-2009. The spring
tour goes to Italy March 15-
25. The summer tour goes to
England July 15-28, and the
winter tour goes to Brazil
Dec. 26, 2008 to Jan. 4, 2009.
United Soccer Academy
will be holding a clinic/try-
out for interested players
Dec, 9 at Garbrandt Soccer
Complex at Wellfield Park in
Venice 3-5 p,m.
Players are asked to bring
a soccer ball, water and a $15
registration fee, Preregister at
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Adriana's Army


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE YMCA
The Venice YMCA Tae-Kwon-Do team traveled to Walt Disney's Martial Arts Festival Oct. 27.
The majority of the team competed in sparring and forms. These competitors did a great job.
Front row: Master Adriana Adamcyk. 2nd row from left to right: Lucas Galarza, Alex Wyatt,
Kelli Kennedy, Sarah Helms, Katrina Hartman, Tyler Helms, Ely Perez, Max Syrisko. 3rd row:
Beth Walters, Coach Donny McBrayer, Cody Hitt, Benedicta Read, Coach Mark Christofferson,
John Alpaugh, Coach and Competetor Tyler Read, Bobby McCue, Michael Burke, and Tomas
McBrayer. Missing from photo is Zachary Exler.


Miss Venice Fast Pitch


Softball results released


PHOTO COURTESY OF VENICE PYTHONS
The Venice Pythons pose for a picture with their state-championship trophy and medals. Front row,
left to right: Brandon Burke, Cooper Hammond, Brett Smith, Colton Lightner, Michael Friedman,
Flynn Angley. Top row, left to right: Coach Jeff Lightner, Drew St. Pierre, Jared Zech, Zack Quillian,
Austin Davis, Tyler Hosey, Coach John Truelove, and Coach Randy Smith. Not pictured are Devin
Cruz-Klein and Chris Ridley.



Venice Pythons take


state baseball title


Game 1
North Port Pirates def.
Venice Braces (10-4)
Taylor Constantino had two
singles while Nikki Kovalsky
and Katelin Davis each had
one hit. Pitchers Kovalsky
and Davis combined for
eight strikeouts, but errors
in the field led to the sea-
son-opening defeat.
Game 2
Englewood Bombers def.
Venice Braces (9-6)
Davis and Constantino each
had doubles while Kaylah
Yungbauer and Delaney
Frazier each had singles.
Kovalsky had two hits, the
second of which brought
the Braces to within one run,
in the final inning. Kovalsky
pitched for the Braces and
struck out 11 batters, but
the Bombers escaped with
the win.
Game 3
Venice Braces def. Port
Charlotte (10-8)
Davis and Kovalsky com-
bined for nine strikeouts
and a win. Danielle Koche
got her first hit of the season
and Davis was three-for-
three at the plate. Kovalsky
and Frazier had two hits
each. The Braces were trail-
ing in the bottom of the last
inning with two outs and
nobody on, but rallied to
win with a bases-loaded
triple from Frazier.
Game 4
iVenice Braces def. Port
Charlotte (7-5)
Kovalsky struck out eight
batters in the Braces second
straight win. Davis and
Constantino led the team
with hits. Taylor Koohns and
Koche combined for two
runs and three stolen bases
in a great team effort.
Game 5
PGT def. Venice Braces
10-7
The Braces took an early 3-0
-lead, but couldn't hold on
against their in-town rivals.
Lauren Mattmuller, Brittany


Clipse, Diana Taylor. and
Megan McDaniels led PGT
with two runs each. Davis
pitched a complete game
and struck out five batters.
Koohns, Yungbauer, Davis
and Constantino each had
hits for the Braces. Amanda
Perisho added a late score
for Venice.
Game 6
Venice Braces def. Port
Charlotte Chargers (10-6)
Davis led the Braces with
two hits and three runs
scored. Constantino, Koche
and Frazier also had hits.
Constantino and Kovalsky
combined for the win on the
mound. /
Game 7
Veriice Braces def. Waves
(13-0)
Constantino and Frazier
combined for 3 hits and five
runs scored. Carli Briandi
hit a long double to drive in
Elaina Garris and Lyndzi
Artz to secure the win.
Game 8
Venice Braces def.
Panthers (12-4)
Eight different players got
hits including Yungbauer,
Briandi and Koohns to lift
the Braces over the Panthers
on the road.
Game 9
Venice Braces def.
PGT (8-1)
Frazier extended her four-
game hit streak to five
games by going three for
three at the plate with three
RBI. Perisho, Briandi, Davis
and Constantino also had
hits. Mattmuller pitched
well for PGT with nine
strikeouts. McDaniels laid a
skillful bunt and had a
stolen base late for PGT.
Game 10


Stanley Dean def. Venice
Braces,(12-5)
This in-town matchup was a
two-run game until the last
inning when Kaylie Bick-
erstaff and Emily Banks
blew the game open with
back-to-back hits to start
the last inning. Garris and
SivonYouhan also scored in
the win. Perisho, Davis,
Constantino and Kovalsky
all had hits for the Braces.
Game 11
Venice Braces def. Pan-
-thers(11-7)
Kovalsky struck out 12 bat-
ters in the home playoff
game. Frazier had another
huge game with three hits,
including one' double.
Koche and Briandi also had
hits for the Braces.
Englewood Bombers def.
Venice Braces (4-2)
Savannah Morgan's two
hits and Ashton's 14 strike-
outs led the Bombers.
Briandi led the Braces with
three hits while Frazier and
Kovalsky each had two hits.
The Braces ended their
season this week with a win-
ning record at 7-5.


FROM THE VENICE
PYTHONS


Following the tradition of
Venice High School, the
Venice Pythons 13-under
traveling baseball team won
the Fall State Champion-
ship the weekend of Nov.
2nd in Winterhaveri. I
The Pythons won their
final four games of the tour-
nament run, ruling two of
the four teams. The Pythons
beat the Naples Hawks 7-6


in 10 long innings to win the
championship game. Trail-
ing 4-1 and facing their last
at bat, the Pythons hung
four runs on the board to go
ahead 5-4. Naples came
back in the botton of the 7th
inning to tie the game and
send it to extra innings. The
Pythons pulled out the win
in the 10th inning with out-
standing pitching, hitting
and defense.
Clutch hitters were Jared
Zech, Devin Cruz-Klein,


Austin Davis and Cooper
Hammond. Tyler Hosey,
Brandon Burke, Flynn
Angley and Chris Ridley
provided outstanding de-
fense. Colton Lightner,
Michael Friedman, Zack
Quillian, Drew St. Pierre and
Brett Smith dominated
from atop the mound.
The Pythons will play in
the Elitt 8 tournament over
Thanksgiving break and the
Winter Nationals over the
Christmas break.


SENIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Silver Division. Nov. 14 games
Affordable Tree Service def. Builders Specialties (21-19)
Peluso Air def. Tu Be Computer (35-29) .
Palmer Ranch Travel def. WGACA Trainers (16-11)
Rugs As Art def. Critter Ridge Landscaping (22-12)

Silver Division standings
Team W L GB
Builders Specialties 8 4 -
Palmer Ranch Travel 8 4 -
Rugs As Art 7 5 1
Peluso Air 6 6 2
Affordable Tree Service 5 6 2.5
Tu Be Computer 5 6 2.5
WGACA Trainers 4 7 3.5
Critter Ridge Landscaping 3 8 4.5


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WILDLIFE WATCH 11B


Venice grad is


helicopter crew


S... chief in Air Force


Even though Branden is so far away,
especially with the holidays approach-
ing, he has always told me this is the
path God has chosen for him and he loves
the Air Force. We are very proud of Branden
and all the men and women in the military.
Branden has two sisters and a brother. Bran-
den is an idol to his 11-year-old sister Toni,
Marie, and she says when she grows up, she
too will join the Air Force. We miss Branden
very much and hope everyone will keep all
military personnel in their prayers.


Branden Parisi's mother, Kelly



So that others may live


BY MICHAEL TOLZMANN
ARMY & AIR FORCE HOMETOWN NEWS SERVICE
ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, ENGLAND In a quiet hall-
way here, airmen busily shuffle by a small plaque hang-
ing on the wall as though it does not exist. The rigors of
the military day with flight schedules, maintenance
requirements and essential-skills training seem to con-
sume them as they walk by.
The plaque reads: "These things we do so that others
may live."
For the son of aVenice couple, this motto is so ing-
rained into his unit's culture, there is no need for it to be
recognized as they pass by.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Branden Parisi, son of John
and Kelly Parisi of Venice, is a member of the 56th Aircraft
Maintenance Unit and di-
rectly supports the 56th i4; ;
Rescue Squadron, a unit I
recognized as the premier
combat search and rescue
squadron in Europe.
They exist to provide
worldwide deployable
combat rescue and reac-
tion force response with -
10 elite Air Force parares- ;.
cue specialists who operate
from five HH-60G Pave
Hawk helicopters, and a
supporting cast of pilots,
mechanics, trainers and '.
leaders.
Parisi is a helicopter
maintenance apprentice.
"I'm a helicopter crew chief
and am responsible for
inspecting and maintaining
the helicopter. I provide
general maintenance to -
keep the helicopter fully
mission capable," said
Parisi, a 2004 graduate of
Venice High School. L- ..
The 56th Rescue Squad-
ron stands ready to provide
humanitarian assistance, Members of 56th Rescue Squad
noncombatant evacuation, training mission at an undisclo;


disaster relief and long-range rescue any-
where within the U.S. European Com-
mand's area of responsibility that poten-
tially spans from anywhere in Europe to
a large portion of Africa. And while our
country engages in a worldwide battle
against terror, airmen here know they
may be called to the fight.
Parisi understands the gravity of the
rescue motto and his unit's mission.
"My mission is important because I keep
copters flying and we can't afford to have th
So I take my work very seriously," said Paris
In 2006 the squadron was moved from N
Station Keflavik, Iceland, to England. Now l
miles northeast of London and not far from


Iron "strap in" before taking flight on an HH-60G Pa'
sed location in England.


PHOTO COURTESY OF DAREN REEHL


Air Force Airman 1st Class Branden Parisi is a helicopter maintenance
apprentice supporting the 56th Rescue Squadron, a unit recognized as the
premier combat search and rescue squadron in Europe.

the 56th Rescue Squadron shares this British base with
the heli- the U.S. Air Force 48th Fighter Wing, the only American
iem grounded. F-15 fighter wing in Europe.
3i. Parisi finds living in England to be interesting.
aval Air "Living overseas is a new and wonderful experience. I
ocated 70 am able to see, experience and learn from a different cul-
Cambridge, ture. I visit and see so many different places that I never
thought I'd see. I miss my
family and friends back
home, but I'm very grateful
that I can call home very
often, said Parisi.
Parisi has served in the
Air Force for about one
year. He attended basic
military training at Lack-
land Air Force Base, Texas,
and technical training at
Fort Eustis, Va., before mo-
ving to England for his first
permanent duty station.
One day an American
pilot may be downed in a
hostile foreign land and
need immediate rescue. Or
people under duress at the
hand of a drug-financed
militia may pray for some-
one to help separate them
from their captors. And,
although they don't think
about it, the airmen of the
56th Rescue Squadron will
continue to pass by a motto
hanging on the wall here,
PHOTO COURTESY OF ERIKA BROOKE and one day execute a mis-
Psion they've come to un-
ve Hawk helicopter during a recent parachute derstand as the basis for
their culture.




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