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Title: Venice gondolier sun
Alternate Title: Venice gondolier
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Physical Description: v. : ill. (some col.) ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Venice Gondolier Sun
Publisher: Venice Gondolier Sun
Place of Publication: Venice Fla
Publication Date: August 13, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 56, no. 7 (April 4-6. 2001)-
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airport board


Whirlwind


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

Depending on your political
persuasion, Tuesday morning
was either the highlight of Ven-
ice City Council's first nine
months in office, or the ugly and
disgraceful end of a saga marred
by conflict and distortion.
Council took the drastic
action Tuesday of voting to dis-
band one of its advisory boards a
week after Mayor Ed Martin
learned that three of the seven
Airport Advisory Board mem-
bers were unlikely to resign, as
council requested. The request
was made through a council res-
olution passed two weeks ago.
Holdouts were airport board
chair Paul Hollowell, John
Yurosko and Susan Balsinger.
Council voted 4-3 in favor of
adopting an ordinance to do
away with the board. Voting for it
were Sue Lang, John Moore, Er-
nie Zavodnyik and Martin. Vot-
ing against were Rick Tacy, John
Simmonds and Vicki Noren.
The board had become a
lightening rod over the last year
and a half after proposals to
develop airport land were con-
sidered and rejected, and later, a
new master plan and airport lay-
out plan came under scrutiny.
Both would have affected the
Lake Venice Golf Club a fact
that drew hundreds out to city
council meetings prior to the
November council election.
'Rubber stamp'
During Tuesday's debate,
Simmonds admonished council
for its action, saying it was
unnecessary to abolish the
board.
"We've overturned decisions
by the planning commission,
but aren't asking for their resig-
nations," he said. "In my entire
political career I have never seen
a board asked to resign ... That's
insulting, You don't want a rub-
ber stamp (board)."
Tacy agreed with Simmonds,
then upped him one by pro-
ducing a rubber stamp that he


held over his
head and of-
fered to fellow
council mem-
bers. Tacy 'W,
handed Lang
the rubber
stamp before
City Attorney d
Bob Anderson Lang
stepped in to
end the drama.
"While I admire the political
theater,"
said Mayor' .I
Martin, "I dis- aFr,
agree with the
premise of it."
"We didn't -\ .|
want the air- -
port board to
agree with us,"
just give us a
recommenda- Martin
tion on the
alternative airport layout plan
and the request for quotation for
a new airport
consultant,
Martin said.
"They gave it
back. That's ,
different than | .-
giving a rub- -
ber stamp.
Twice we ask-
ed for alterna-
tives and sug- Tacy
gestions, and
in neither case did we get them."
The fact that some board
members re-
fused to resign,
said Martin,
was a "contin-
uation" of the
board not do-
ing what coun-
cil asked.
"It's a situa-
tion that can't
be remedied. I Noren
am sorry it's
nonfunctional. They are intelli-
gent people, and well inten-
tioned ... but we have a dysfunc-
tional board and I am prepared
to disband."

Please see VOTES, 6A


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Melissa Rogerro and Ben Florio spotted this waterspout south of Venice Beach Friday.




Renaissance passes hurdle


BY JON BRANTHOOVER
STAFF WRITER

The Venice City Council on
Tuesday approved the 1B phase
of Waterford's 73-acre
Renaissance development,
located between 1-75 and the
Willow and Chase community
in north Venice. Initially pro-
posed in November 2007, phase
1B includes a large retail center,
similar in size to Wal-Mart, and
had been rejected by the
Planning Commission because
of traffic and aesthetic concerns
raised by some residents of
nearby communities.
The commission required
that Waterford amend its plans
before being allowed to pro-
ceed. Among the the stipula-
tions to the proposed building
site plan, the commission
demanded that Waterford
enhance the buffer on Laurel
Road, limit parking spaces and
prohibit overnight parking. They
also asked that Waterford pay for
the expansion of Laurel Road
along the Renaissance property
lines by adding more lanes to
accommodate increased traffic.
After extensive revisions to
the plan, Waterford resubmitted
phase IB on Tuesday, Aug. 12, to
a receptive crowd of nearly 100
onlookers. Attorney Daniel


SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL, jfennell@venicegondolier.com
Marshall Happer, who appealed the Renaissance project's development,
looks at an ariel view of the site at Tuesday's city council meeting.


Lobeck, who spoke on behalf of
Marshall Happer and other con-
cerned residents, said that after
months of negotiations around
80 percent of the Venetian Golf &
River Club residents had been
satisfied with Waterford's revi-
sions.
City Attorney Bob Anderson
said that it was great news to
hear that an appellant (Happer)


and an applicant (Waterford)
can get together to work on
issues.
"We've been in a stalemate
since June 23," Happer said, "we
had a big box proposal with not
much input from the communi-
ty."
Happer said residents were

Please see HURDLE, 6A


Can city council afford the plans it made?


Department heads from the city of Venice give coun-
cil an update on services and outline the costs
involved in carrying out new city projects.


BY GREG GILES
NEWS EDITOR

It's budget season. After near-
ly a year defining a new direction
for the city, Venice City Council
is now poised to answer two key
budgetary questions regarding
its new initiatives and projects:
What will it cost? And, how are
we going to pay for it all?
Council members spent
Monday trying to answer the
first question.
They listened to 14 depart-


ment budget presentations.
Each painted a picture of a lean
city department that has steadi-
ly reduced staff over three years,
and dealt with rising costs,
mostly due to higher oil and gas
prices.
"We cut 10 percent of the
workforce, so we have cut a lot
out," said Jeff Snyder, finance di-
rector. "There are wholesale
slaughters going on. We did that
over the last two years" to be in
"a much better place. We have
been asking staff to do more


Black Bramble


with less. It's very impressive
(their response), quite frankly."
Former City Manager Marty
Black presented a balanced
2008-09 budget in late July with-
out an increase in the 2.779 mill-
age rate. At his and Snyder's rec-
ommendation, council then
adopted a higher millage rate of


BUDGET WORKSHOP
A second budget workshop
will take place Thursday, Aug.
14. City council members will
make decisions on whether to
fund new projects and initia-
tives. The meeting takes place
from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in
council chambers at city hall.


3.3588 as a working tax rate to
create a "safety margin." (A mill
is $1 per $1,000 of a home's tax-
able value.) That rate can be ad-
justed downward, but not rais-
ed, as council goes through the
budget-adoption process.
The problem facing council is


the old millage rate will bring in
$2 million less next year than it
did this year. Adopting the high-
er rate generates only enough to
make up for the loss in tax rev-
enue generated by lower proper-
ty values and negates any sav-
ings tax payers might have real-
ized had the 2.779 millage rate
remained in place.
Snyder said about $1 million
will be required to simply keep
pace with inflation.
Below are highlights of bud-
get recaps by department heads:
Finance: Went from 17 em-
ployees two years ago to 12 to-
day and merged the purchasing
department into the finance de-
Please see AFFORD, 6A


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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2008


Candidates fish for support in South Venice


BY STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER

It was an evening of can-
didates, constituents and
compatriots, all crowding
the clammy confines of a
cacophonous clubhouse to
carry on their campaigns.
The South Venice Civic
Association's meeting hall
at 720 Alligator Ave., little
more than a stone's throw
from the Intracoastal Water-
way, was a fitting place
Monday night for the can-
didates to fish for votes.
The main meeting hall was
filled to the brim with
dozens of political hopefuls
running the gamut from
Congress, state senate and
county commission to tax
collector, property apprais-
er and school board.
They all endured the
stifling heat and humidi-
ty to press flesh, trade
barbs and convince any-
one who would listen
that they deserved atten-


Redding


tion and votes.
"This office needs to be
far more transparent than
it is right now," said Levko
Klos, an independent can-
didate for Sarasota County
Supervisor of Elections.
"You have to know, walk-
ing into that voting booth,
that you are on a level
playing field."
Incumbent Kathy Dent,
a Republican, dismissed


Klos' negative implication
of how she has performed
her job.
"I've never lost my
integrity," Dent said. 'And
I've run into quite a few
voters here who were
pleased to meet me and
shake my hand."
Deficit
As for the voters, several
came to find out exactly
how tuned-in the candi-
dates were to specific issues.
"I just asked (District 1
County Commission can-
didate Jono Miller) how he
felt about having a new
playhouse on Dearborn
Street," said Englewood
resident Russ Kyper, new
development coordinator
with Lemon Bay Playhouse.


"He was aware of it, but not
to the degree I'd like to see."
Miller, a Democrat per-
haps best known for vari-
ous roles he's played on
behalf of the local and
regional environment,
acknowledged he might
have bigger fish to fry.
"My biggest obstacle is
the 35,000 deficit in voter
registration between Re-
publicans and Democrats,"
he said. "They just need to
know my name and know
my record."
Outnumbered
Miller's opponents -
Republicans Carolyn Ma-
son and Richard Redding,
who face each other in the
Aug. 26 primary, along
with Independent John


Mullarkey were also
working the room, trying
to show their interest in
South County issues.
"I recently did a radio
(call-in) show on WENG
(in Englewood)," Mason
said. "Didn't get one call.
But I didn't take that nega-
tively. Maybe people liked
what I said."
Redding saw South
County's issues as similar
to North County's, but on a
"smaller scale." He believes
that an "in-reach" between
the two was just as impor-
tant as an "outreach,"
meaning North and South
County need to believe
they are part of the same
jurisdiction and embrace
each other.
Mullarkey saw his inde-


pendent status as an
advantage.
"I'm getting a lot of peo-
ple from both parties seek-
ing me out and saying,
'John, I'm going to vote for
you,' he said. "There's a
very strong undercurrent
of dissatisfaction (voters
have) with the overall poli-
tics of both parties."
Voter and Englewood
activist Tom Minnich was
thoroughly enjoying the
proceedings not to
mention the attention he
was getting from the polit-
ical hopefuls.
"This is fun," Minnich
said. "I see a lot of people
here that I know. And there
are probably more candi-
dates here than there are
voters."


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OPINION


WEDNESDAY
AUG. 13,2008


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


OUR VIEW


Staub deserves fourth term as commissioner


North Port City Commissioner Bar-
bara Gross brings an impressive
record of public service in North
Port to her race against incumbent Sara-
sota County Commissioner Shannon
Staub in the Aug. 26 Republican primary.
It's an uphill battle.
Gross trails far behind Staub in cam-
paign funding and lacks the incum-
bent's exposure throughout the county.
Twelve years after she was first elected,
Staub remains a popular figure. There
are good reasons for this.
Staub is intelligent, energetic and
personable. She is an outstanding poli-
tician, able to engage the public with an
apparent ease.
Staub doesn't take a back seat on
board assignments, twice assuming the
chair of the Peace River Water Authority.
In a recent interview, Staub spoke
strongly in favor of regionalism, some-
thing we care about deeply.
Dubbed "the Queen of Green," Staub


is the undisputed champion of environ-
mentally friendly building practices,
low-impact transportation and sustain-
ability in the county.
In addition, she is often a moderating
voice on the commission. She took the
lead in behind-the-scenes discussions
that resulted in a historic agreement
between development and slow-growth
advocates earlier this year. She spear-
headed a community task force looking
for creative ways to pay for the needed
upgrade of River Road.
Staub also has close ties to the Eng-
lewood community, and is appreciated
for her work with the old village Com-
munity Redevelopment Area.
But friendly feelings do not run as
deeply in North Port, a substantial por-
tion of her district, where many feel
county government ignores their needs
and Staub falls short of vigorous repre-
sentation. Accurate or not, the impres-
sion exists, and we feel the incumbent


MORE INFORMATION
For biographical information and
interviews with Barbara Gross and
Shannon Staub, see the Primary
Election Guide inside today's paper.


has to shoulder some blame for the sit-
uation.
For that reason, we find Barbara
Gross to be an inviting candidate. She
has served her city well as a commis-
sioner since 2000. During that time, she
too has been deeply involved in water
issues as the city's nonvoting represen-
tative to the Peace River Water Authority
Board.
Gross has worked to advance the
city's interests in the Legislature. She
was involved with establishing the U.S.
41 design standards and the projects to
widen Sumter and Toledo Blade boule-
vards.


She has voted for North Port's effort
to strengthen the city's tax base, in an
effort to offset the costs created by the
city's thousands of standard residential
lots. It was a smart strategy.
Gross is critical of the county's atti-
tude to the cities, and would like the
county commission to think of the cities
as partners, not as adversaries. We agree
it's time to change past adversarial pos-
tures and look forward to a new era of
rapprochement after this year's elec-
tions. It's simply something that must
happen.
We feel a commissioner from North
Port might help heal the rifts. While
Gross' track record is impressive, and
while we agree the emerging southern
city needs a strong voice on the county
commission, we cannot overlook
Staub's dedication and hard work.
That is why we recommend Shan-
non Staub for a fourth term on the
Sarasota County Commission.


Take some advice


BOB VEDDER
PUBLISHER


The new and old city
councils have had a bad
habit that has been very
costly- unless you are the
city attorney, who proba-
bly doesn't mind being
able to bill a lot of hours.
On at least two rather
large issues council has
gone against the recom-
mendation of staff and
gone forward with a law-
suit.
Certainly the issue of
short-term rentals and
how many people were in
some rental houses was
something that needed
attention. The issue was
emotional, with some very
vocal and influential resi-
dents complaining to the
city and to the planning
commission.
The problem was, while
no one wanted these
short-term, multiple-resi-
dent rentals in one house,
there was no code provi-
sion to prohibit it. The
code needed to be chang-
ed.
Knowing that there was
no law to back the desire to
stop this action, the plan-
ning commission recom-
mended changing the
code to prohibit an expan-
sion of this practice.
Council, however, against
the advice of staff and the
city attorney, wanted to
take it to court. A lot of
time and money later, los-
ing the case showed it
might be good to follow
the advice of the experts.
The second such case is
the Sharky's lease. While
an agreement had been
reached under the former
city manger, council felt
that it was not a proper
contract and it had a good
point.
The city wrangled with
Sharky's over a protracted
period and finally, after
more than a year, came to
a new, more favorable and
well-defined proposal.
Again, the city attorney
and city manager recom-
mended accepting the
new agreement. The old
council turned it down.
It went back for some
further negotiations and
another proposed agree-
ment was reached with
more clarifications and
benefits for the city. Again,
the staff recommended ac-
ceptance and once again
council turned it down.


Sharky's has said
enough is enough and is
opting to go to court. The
court date is set for Jan-
uary.
How much money will
we spend this time even
though there was advice to
settle?


By's Crack. A nudist
camp is where, weath-
er permitting, men and
women air their differ-
ences.

******
One of our great sub-
scribers, Kathi Cellura,
sent in a national maga-
zine, The Week. It had a
short story, a snippet of a
Chicago Tribune story
about how great Venice is.
It said: 'A beach town in
a state rotten with beach
towns, Venice is neither
historic nor sophisticated.
But it has a main drag like
no other."

I remember not that
long ago when a gallon of
gas was cheaper than a
pack of cigarettes.

Did you know there are
17 gangs in Sarasota
County with 350 mem-
bers? The Venice Wrecking
Crew is the main one in
Venice. Florida, unfortu-
nately, had the biggest rise
in gang activity in the
country.

Today's Ism (on a nap-
kin in North Florida): Does
wine count as having fruit?

Do not be surprised to
see MCC applying to be-
come a four-year college.
Last year the Legislature
made this option available
to community colleges; 20
of 28 have already applied
and only two have said
they are not interested.
MCC would do this in
concert with its partner,
USE In talking with Dr.
Lars Hafner, MCC's new
president and a former
state legislator it seems
this is likely.

United Way, under the
great leadership of Exec-
utive Director Steve Brett
and Campaign Chair Me-
linda Mudge, exceeded
the goal of three-quarters
of a million. Thanks to the
community for such great
support.

It is time to get your sea-
son tickets for Venice High
football. It will be one very
exciting season as the In-
dians now have the poten-
tial future quarterback for
the Florida Gators in Trey
Burton. Trey has been
offered a scholarship, al-

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Ends are getting farther apart


Editor:
I would think that with all the prices of everything
going up, your paper would like to do an article on where
an average person's money goes and what he has left at
the end of paying bills.
I have documented proof of what I earn as a retiree
and what I can spend. I have it all down on paper. I think
that the people would like to see just how bad our situa-
tion is.
If I keep doing what I normally do, I will have $47.74
at the end of the year to spend on clothes, repairs on my
house and truck. I also forgot medication and little
things like stamps to pay my bills.
I would like to send you a copy of my bills so that you
can see that it is true. I do not have cable TV or long-dis-
tance calling, and I had to quit smoking and going to the
VFWs, AMVETS, Moose Lodge and the American Legion.
We are in trouble.

Steven Podhaski
North Port


Obama carries
dubious baggage
Editor:
Barack Obama spent
the week leading up to the
Fourth of July attempting
to convince voters that he
is patriotic a task John
McCain will not have to
participate in, and an odd
endeavor for any presi-
dential hopeful to deem
necessary. But for candi-
date Obama, it is indeed a
chore born of necessity.
In 1992, Obama joined
the far-left group Associ-
ation of Community Or-
ganizations for Reform
Now, to operate its voter
registration effort, later be-
coming ACORN's lawyer in
cases concerning election
law. ACORN members
have been found guilty in
voter-fraud scandals.
In 1995 former Weather
Underground members


William Ayers and Berna-
dine Dohrn, his wife, held
a fundraiser at their Chi-
cago home for Obama.
Ayers participated in the
Underground's bombings
of the Capitol, the Penta-
gon and the New York City
police headquarters in
protest of America's partic-
ipation in the Vietnam
War.
In 1996, Obama won an
Illinois Senate seat with the
assistance of the "New
Party," a radical activist
group composed of staunch
socialists and ex-commu-
nists, whom Obama cam-
paigned for their support.
Throw into this mix
Obama's admiration for
Nation of Islam's Louis
Farrakhan, whose 1995
Million Man March Oba-
ma attended; is 20-year
membership in wacko
Rev. Jeremiah Wright's


church; his long associa-
tion with Father Michael
Pfleger; the disappear-
ing/reappearing flag lapel
pin; and his wife Michelle's
anti-American remarks;
and it becomes easy to un-
derstand why Obama be-
lieves he needs to plead
his case of patriotism and
persuade America to ig-


nore the plagu
bious past.


Not as simp


e of his du-


Dennis Dodd
Nokomis
le as


slowing down
Editor:
A 55 mph speed limit?
Why not? The economy is
slow, let's slow it down
even more. Last time, it
was the most-ignored law
since Prohibition, so let's
do it again.
Governments are reel-
ing from lost revenues and
cutting back on vital ser-
vices like law enforce-
ment, so let's use our re-
maining highway officers
to try to enforce this. Do
we really need to waste the
time and money replacing
every speed limit sign on
every highway in the
nation right now?
As Americans, you have
the right to conserve all
the fuel you wish (in the
slow lane). As for me, I pre-
fer to drive my very thrifty
little Malibu at the posted
speed limit we have now
and not deal with all those
motorists who will be
spending more time on
the road in a lousy mood.
We hear about all the
millions that will be saved,


but we never hear about
the schedules that have to
be altered, the cost of the
children who have to go to
day care a half-hour earlier
and get picked up a half-
hour later, the commercial
delivery times that have to
change and all the other
unintended consequences
that occur when some
bureaucrat decides he
knows what's best for us.
Fuel consumption and
miles driven have de-
creased significantly be-
cause of the price of gas as
is. Can't we manage to do
anything by ourselves
without the "help" of the
government?

Dennis Halpin
Englewood
Think about the last
eight years, then vote
Editor:
The new about-face by
George Bush and his sup-
porters concerning oil
exploration is now an indi-
cation of the purpose of
the invasion of Iraq: to
instill fear in the American
people to embrace the
invasion of Iraq, in order to
establish a permanent
presence of military bases
in the Middle East.
A longtime association
with big oil companies has
now fostered record prof-
its for Exxon Mobil and all
the rest of the petroleum
conglomerates.
Big oil, in concert with
the Bush administration,
facilitated the need to drill
for more oil, instituted

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2008


Ethanol isn t the energy answer


GLENN COMPTON
GUEST COLUMNIST


The misguided energy
policy of using ethanol as
an alternative energy
source is becoming more
and more apparent. The
recent article entitled "Eth-
anol: Fuel or Fad," written
by Sun Staff Writer Steven J.
Smith, points out some of
the misconceptions about
ethanol, but there are many
other disadvantages of the
"food-to-fuel" energy poli-
cy our country is currently
pursuing.
Ethanol production is
likely to have little or no
impact on reducing air
pollution or reducing our
dependence on foreign oil.
Policymakers need to fo-
cus not on questionable
alternative fuel sources
such as ethanol, but on
more important issues
such as producing energy-
efficient vehicles and con-
serving energy.
Congress passed the
2005 energy bill so ethanol
producers will get billions
of dollars in tax breaks and
require oil refiners to dou-
ble their use of ethanol in
gasoline.
Environmental pollu-
tion by ethanol produc-
tion has been a cause of
serious concern. Accord-


ing to a report done by
Cornell University profes-
sor David Pimentel, nu-
merous scientific studies
have concluded that eth-
anol production does not
provide a net energy bal-
ance; is not a renewable
energy source; is not an
economical fuel; and its
production and use con-
tributes to air pollution
and global warming.
Corn and sorghum
grain are primarily used in
the production of ethanol.
According to a report pub-
lished by University of
California Professor TadW.
Patzek and Pimentel, it
takes 29 percent more
energy to make a gallon of
ethanol than is actually in
the finished fuel.
Corn production caus-
es more total soil erosion
than any other food prod-
uct, uses more herbicides
and insecticides than any
other crop produced and
uses more nitrogen fertil-
izer than any other crop.
Corn production is a ma-
jor contributor to water
pollution.
Other studies question
whether government sub-
sidies paid to the ethanol-
producing industries are
cost efficient, whether there
is any positive air-quality
benefits and whether eth-
anol production entails
other environmental costs
such as soil and water
degradation.
Although Florida is not
a major corn producer
when compared to other
parts of the country, Flor-
ida is the major supplier of
the phosphate needed to
produce the fertilizer to
grow the corn and other


food products being used
for ethanol production. An
increase in ethanol use
has contributed to an in-
crease in demand for
phosphate resources min-
ed in Florida.
The phosphate indus-
try is creating an econom-
ic and environmental bur-
den for the taxpayers of
Florida in the form of
increased air pollution,
destruction of roads, de-
pletion and degradation of
drinking water supplies,
loss of nonrenewable min-
eral resources and increas-
ed health costs.
A proper economic as-
sessment of Florida's phos-
phate use to grow crops for
ethanol production can
only be made when the
following are considered:
costs for irretrievable use
of fossil fuels to generate
the electrical needs of the
phosphate and ethanol
industries; the irretriev-
able commitment of chem-
icals used in processing; the
hazards associated with
redistribution of uranium
resources and increased
national security costs; the
costs of contamination of
surface waters; the costs of
changes in hydrology; and
costs of loss and distur-
bance of wetlands and
other natural resources.
Burning ethanol in-
creases the emissions of vol-
atile organic compounds,
which is a major contributor
to the formation of smog.
Once in the atmosphere,
ethanol combines with ni-
trogen oxide to form smog.
Acetaldehyde, classified as
a probable human carcino-
gen by the EPA, is also emit-
ted when ethanol is burn-


There is no question
that automobile emissions
are contributing green-
house gases. A warming of
the oceans temperatures
worldwide is expected,
along with an increased
frequency of storm activity
and a rise in sea level. An
increase in vehicle emis-
sions will certainly create
serious, adverse effects on
the health of our populace.
Industry representa-
tives, policy makers and
individuals have the re-
sponsibility of reducing
the impacts of air pollu-
tion. It is up to all of us to
conserve energy. However,
the current use of ethanol
as a alternative energy
source is without merit
and is doing our nation
more harm than good.

Glenn Compton is pres-
ident of the environmental
group Manasota-88.


VEDDERfrom Page 4A
though since he is only a
junior he cannot officially
accept it for a year.
Season tickets are avail-
able at the Boone Law
Firm, which has been han-
dling this for decades. The
best deal is the all-sports
pass and for an extra $10
you get football.

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



Exercise your
right to vote


LLE II Eb S from Page4A
record price hikes in oil
and gas to hit the public
where it hurts the most, in
the pocketbook.
We also have a cata-
strophic situation in the
mortgage industry, as well
as high inflation and de-
valuation of the American
dollar.
Do we need four more
years of a Republican ad-


SUN NEWSPAPERS 5A

ministration? If anyone
thinks so, they're either de-
nying the obvious or shut-
ting the truth out of mind.
The most important is-
sue of the 2008 presiden-
tial election is not the ex-
perience of the candi-
dates, but the experience
of the American citizens
for the last eight years.
Marvin D. Myszka
North Port


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6A SUN NEWSPAPERS

HOW THE VOTE
WENT
How council members
voted Aug. 12 on first
reading of an ordinance
abolishing the airport
advisory board:
NAY Rick Tacy made
his point by passing out
a rubber stamp
YEA Sue Lang gave
the loudest "Yes" vote on
record
YEA John Moore
said he never wanted
the board
YEA Mayor Ed Martin
called the board non-
functional
NAY John Simmonds
called the ordinance an
unnecessary act
NAY Vicki Noren
chastised council and
the AAB for e-mails
undermining each other
YEA Ernie Zavodnyik
was ready to make a
motion creating a new
board


VOTES from Page 1A
'Shocked'
Moore gave several
reasons to supporting the
board's demise, and said


HURDLE from Page 1A
concerned about Laurel
Road becoming congested
by traffic going to and from
the proposed "big box"
commercial center and
asked that engineers do a
study to determine wheth-
er or not the existing infra-
structure could handle the
development.
As it turned out howev-
er, FDOT had already
made plans to improve
parts of the 1-75 ramps on
Laurel Road as part of
expanding 1-75 into a six-
lane highway. Waterford
also has promised $2 mil-
lion in contributions for
offsite roads, in part by
expanding Laurel Road to


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2008


E-MAILS SHOW BATTLE OVER AIRPORT
Below are excerpts of e-mails uncovered through public information requests. In the first, Council Member Sue Lang writes to Mayor Ed Martin
on a Sunday evening (Dec. 2, 2007) using their home computers, just two weeks after being elected to Venice City Council, indicating her wish
to disband the Airport Advisory Board.

Lang: "Mayor Ed, Since Marty [Black, city manager] and [City Attorney Bob] Anderson said that we can discuss off the record our individual
choices/requests re: assignments, I thought I'd send you a note to let you know my latest thinking. I previously sent you my request for my top 3
choices and indicated I'd be willing to do VHA also ... I also wanted to tell you that while I would like to be assigned to the Planning Com-
mission, if John Moore has a real interest in it, that would be ok with me. I really hoped that John would take the Airport, but I have a feeling
that he won't request it; you would have to ask him to do it.... the important thing is to replace Carlucci and Bartanowicz in February, and as
soon as possible, disband and replace this Board."

The second e-mail excerpt is from airport board chair Paul Hollowell to then-AAB member Nick Carlucci. It is linked to a March e-mail in
which Carlucci recaps a recent council meeting.

Hollowell: "Reading your e-mail and listening to the reports and reading the newspaper accounts reminds me of the Cold War Containment
Strategy. We won by a series of holding actions (containments) such as NATO and Forward Deployed Troops in Europe and Korea and a few
others overt and covert. We will win this the same way. ... Just like they thought we would all fall over and play dead when they were elected
the same is true of the fight over the JACIP [an airport capital projects list.] I also believe that in standing up to the Anti-Airport Nazis (AAN) we
gain momentum and strength over time."


there were reasons the
city didn't even need an
airport board.
"I lost that (debate) in
2005 when they voted to
keep the board," he said.
Now, he said, "I'm dis-
tressed at how they per-
formed."
"This board, in my
opinion, (has taken steps)
to discredit the city coun-
cil and undermine the
efforts of the city (over
issues) that I consider to
be legitimate interests of
the city, including run-


four lanes between Knights
Trail and the entrance of
Willow Chase.


way protection zones
over 24 homes in the Gulf
Shores area of the city.
"If anything has come
out of the sunshine (law-
suit), it has demonstrated
that in the past year
members of the board
have been e-mailing back
and forth" in a manner
that constitutes "insubor-
dination," Moore said.
Without naming the
parties involved, Moore
pointed out one e-mail
from Hollowell to then-
AAB member Nick Car-


VGRC Community As-
sociation Vice President
Michael Rigdon who previ-


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lucci that referred to per-
sistent airport complaints
by "anti-airport Nazis."
"I was shocked to go
through those e-mails," he
said.
'Disgusting'
Noren pointed out the
same could be said of e-
mails by certain council
members who were un-
dermining the airport
board.
"Even since last De-
cember" they were un-
dermining the board, she


ously spoke against phase
IB, on Tuesday asked that
council support the en-


said, "talking about, 'of
course we want this
board disbanded ... it
might take some time.' I
find that disgusting as a
public servant."
She was referring to an
e-mail from Lang to
Martin in which she out-
lined her desire to replace
former AAB members
Bart Bartanowicz, a long-
time FAA official, and
Carlucci, president of the
Venice Aviation Society
Inc., a pilots association
at Venice Municipal


hanced site development
plan. He said that he was
glad Waterford agreed to


Airport.
"The important thing
is to replace Carlucci and
Bartanowicz in February,
and as soon as possible,
disband and replace this
Board," Lang wrote.
A second and final vote
on the draft city ordinance
disbanding the AAB will
take place at council's next
meeting, Aug. 26.


ggiles@
venicegondolier.com


expand the Laurel Road

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OBITUARIES

Donald D. Kent Jr.
Donald D. Kent, Jr., 42,
ofVenice, formerly of Rock-
ville, Ind., died Sunday,
Aug. 10, 2008.
Survivors include his
wife, Christine, of Venice;
sons Donald D. Kent III,
Dillon Kent, Kenny Gib-
son, Steven Gibson and
Ashden Marucci; daugh-
ters Christina Twombly,
Jessica Andrews and
Bailee Kent McGinnis; his
parents, Donald D. and
Mary Kent; brothers Dale,
Danny, David, Brad, Brian
and Dusty; sisters Connie,
Gail and Cindy; and six
grandchildren.
He was loved by so
many, and to so many he
was kind, a friend, a father,
a better person, you could-
n't find.
Services: A service will
be held at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, at
Venice Assembly of God.
Burial will be in Rockville,
Ind. Ewing Funeral Home
is in charge of arrange-
ments.
Dale L. Laning
Dale L. Laning, of Ven-
ice, born in St. Louis, Mich.,
passed away Wednesday,
Aug. 6, 2008, at the
age of 93.
He leaves his
wife, Julia (Cousins),
and several nieces
and nephews and their
children.
He was an accountant
before enlisting in the U.S.
Army in 1940, and served as
a major in Gen. Douglas
McArthur's headquarters
from Australia through New
Guinea, the Pacific islands
and back to the Philippines.
After the war, he went to
NewYork, where he was the
office manager for White
and Case, an international
law firm. He worked there
for 33 years before retiring
to Venice in 1982.
Contributions: Memorial
donations may be made to
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care, 5955 Rand
Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.
Harry Little
Harry Little of Venice,
Fla., died Sunday, Aug. 10,
2008. He was 80.
He was born March 6,
1928, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Harry was an active
member of the Venice
Yacht Club and a greeter at


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Epiphany Cathedral.
Survivors include his
wife, Peg, of Venice; chil-
dren Rick, Tom, Jim and
Catherine; six grandchil-
dren; and one sister,
Virginia Joseph-Adkins.
He was preceded in death
by his first wife, Irene Little.
Services: Visitation will be
held at Farley Funeral
Home, Venice Chapel,
from 5 to 7 p.m.,
Wednesday, Aug. 13. A
Funeral Mass will be held
at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug.
14, at Epiphany Cathedral.
To share a memory with
the family, visit www.
farleyfuneralhome.com.
Contributions: Memorial
donations may be made to
either of Harry's favorite
charities: American
Cancer Society, 2801
Fruitville Road, Suite 250,
Sarasota, FL 34237; or
Our Mother's House, P.O.
Box 2240, Venice, FL
34285.
Mildred M. Sherwood
Mildred M. Sherwood,
84, of Nokomis passed
away Friday, Aug. 8, 2008.
She was born May 18,
1924, in West Seneca, N.Y
to Fred and Mabel (Mohr)
Berger. Mildred moved
from Lockport, N.Y. to
Nokomis eight years ago.
She was a member of
First Baptist of Lockport,
N.Y. and Venice-Nokomis
Methodist Church.
Mildred will be greatly
missed by her husband of
62 years, William; daugh-
ter Patricia Ann Jenks of
Cleveland, Ohio; sons
Kenneth of Sanborn, N.Y.,
David of Venice, Fla., and
Douglas of Newfane, N.Y.;
brothers Edward Berger
and Richard Berger, both
of NewYork, Robert Berger
of California and Fredrick
Berger of North Port, Fla.;
sisters Eleanor Piper and
Mickey Benthin, both of
New York; seven grand-
children; and four great-
grandchildren.
Services: A memorial ser-
vice will be at 2 p.m., Aug.
18, at Venice-Nokomis
Methodist Church, 206
Palm Ave., Nokomis, Fla.
Arrangements are by
Larry Taylor Funeral and
Cremation Services.
Contributions: Memorial
donations may be made to
Venice Nokomis Methodist
Church.


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Howard S. Wood
Howard S. Wood, 67, of
Venice, Fla., passed away
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at
his home.
Howard was born on
Aug. 16, 1940, in CoalValley,
Ala., the son of the late
Travis E. and Mary (Bearid)
Wood. Howard and his
wife, June, moved to Florida
in 2000 after his retirement
as senior vice president of
Lanier Worldwide located
in Atlanta, Ga. He attended
the Venice Assembly of
God; was a member of the
United States National
Guard and served with the
National Guard Reserves;
and was a member of the
Order of the Elks of Venice.
He enjoyed playing golf and
spending time with his
family and friends. He was
a natural-born athlete.
He is survived by his wife
of 45 years, June M. Wood of
Venice, Fla.; son Tracy and
wife, Rebecca, Wood of San
Clemente, Calif.; daughter
Kristan Wood of Venice;
brothers Troy Wood of
Jackson, Miss., and Johnny
Wood of Canton, Miss.; sis-
ters Geraldine Whitten of
Canton, Miss., and Joan
Garland of Morton, Miss.;
and grandchildren Sarah
and Caroline Wood, both of
San Clemente, Calif.
Services: A celebration of
Howard's life will be held
at 11 a.m. on Wednesday,
Aug. 13, at Venice
Assembly of God. To send
condolences visit www.
farleyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by
Farley Funeral Home,
Venice Chapel.
Contributions: Memorial
donations may be made to
the American Heart
Association, P.O. Box
840692, Dallas, TX 75284-
0692; or the American
Cancer Society, South
Sarasota/DeSoto Unit,
2801 Fruitville Road, Suite


250, Sarasota, FL 34237.
Ward A. Wright Jr.
Ward Alley Wright, Jr.,
85, of Venice, passed away
on Sunday, July20, 2008, at
home.
He was born on
Dec. 29, 1922, in
Medina, N.Y., to
Ward and Charlotte
Wright. He came here 50
years ago from Rochester,
N.Y.
He was a member of St.
Mark's Episcopal Church in
Venice. He was a U.S. Navy
veteran. He was a life
member of the Optimist
Club International, life
member of the DAV mem-
ber of Phi Beta Kappa
Fraternity, a more than 30-
year member of the Florida
Sheriffs Association, mem-
ber of the Indian Guides
and volunteer at Venice
Regional Medical Center.
He was a graduate of
Brockport University in
1957 and was a teacher.
He is survived byhis wife
of 39 years, Alma; sonsWard
A. (Becky) Wright of Venice,
Dr. George (Deana) Ricker
of Boston, Mass., Hugh
Ricker and William Ricker,
both of Hendersonville,
N.C.; daughters Michelle
(Scott) Milnes of Talla-
hassee, Fla., Denise Brady of
Starts Draft, Va., and Paula
Slagle of Tallahassee, Fla.; a
brother, Donald Wright of
Rochester, N.Y; 16 grandchil-
dren; and four great-grand-
children. Arrangements by
James A. McKee Funeral
Home, North Port.
Services: A memorial ser-
vice will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, at St.
Mark's Episcopal Church,
508 Riviera St., Venice.
Contributions: In lieu of
flowers, memorial dona-
tions may be made to
TideWell Hospice and
Palliative Care, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.


Man charged with
felony battery
On Aug. 9 at 7:59 p.m., a
Venice Police Department
sergeant was stopped by a
neighbor reporting a fami-
ly disturbance at 1400 The
Rialto. The neighbor said
the female resident was
heard screaming. The resi-
dents are known to the
VPD night shift from previ-
ous disturbances.
An investigation revealed
that Jason E Hoxsie, 25,
became irritated when the
child who lives in the
apartment placed a toy in
his mouth. Hoxsie pulled
the toy from the child and
threw it at the child. The
child was hit in the face,
but received no injury.
The adult victim then hit
Hoxsie with the TV remote
control. Hoxsie was not
injured, but became very
angry. Hoxsie then struck
the adult victim in the back
with a hair brush. A bruise
in the shape of the brush
was visible on the lower
back of the adult victim.
After receiving a Miranda
warning, Hoxsie admitted
to knowing that the adult
victim is four months
pregnant.
Hoxsie was arrested on
charges of aggravated bat-
tery and felony battery.
Purse snatching
On Aug. 7 at about
11:50 a.m., a female victim
reported that as she walked
into the parking lot of Pine-
brook Plaza, 840 Pinebrook
Road, she was approached
by a white female driving a
four-door silver compact
car (possibly a Chevy
with tinted windows).
The female asked her for
directions to North Port.
As the victim began to
tell her, a black male
described as 5 feet 3 inch-
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jumped out of the rear of
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ed that she give him her
purse. The suspect told
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and detectives arrived on
the scene shortly after the
robbery occurred but were
unable to locate the sus-
pects. A canvas of the area
took place with negative
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The scene was turned
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ther investigation. A patrol
request was initiated for
the victim's home because
keys for the home as well
as her ID were stolen.
Anyone with informa-
tion regarding this crime is
requested to contact the
VPD detective division,
486-2444.
Venice Police
Department arrests
Shelley Bezanson, 23,
100 block Base Ave., Venice.
Charge: petit theft. Bond:
$120.
Elmer 0 Chirino, 100
block Clemson Road, Ven-
ice. Charge: driving with
suspended license. Bond:
$250.
Virginia Cote, 39, 100
block E Airport Ave., Venice.
Charge: false report of child
abuse. Bond: $1,000.


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CONTACT US
TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR
(941) 207-1107
tmiller@venicegondolier.com


Scanning the globe...

Former Venice High School
tailback Tre Smith ('01) is having
a successful first season in the
Canadian Football League.
Smith is third in the CFL in all-
purpose yards after seven weeks.
Working as a running back and
return man for the Hamilton
Tiger-Cats, he has piled up 648
kickoff return yards, 193 punt
return yards, 283 rushing yards
and 26 receiving yards for a com-
bined total of 1,150 yards.
Dominique Dorsey of the Toronto
Argonauts leads the league with
1,376 all-purpose yards.
Smith holds nearly every
rushing record at Venice High
including yards per carry (8.6 in
2000), yards in a season (1,634
in 2001), yards in a game (327
vs. Bloomingdale in 2001),
touchdowns in a game (six vs.
Bloomingdale in 2001) and
career yards (4,691).
After leading Venice to a Class
5A state championship and No. 7
national ranking as a junior in
2000, Smith played 54 games over
five years at Auburn University. As
a Tiger, Smith carried the ball 196
times for 1,023 yards and 13
touchdowns. He added 27 recep-
tions for 267 yards and three
touchdowns. He returned 77
punts for 617 yards and a touch-
down.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Every week,
the Gondolier Sun will be check-
ing up with Venice athletes who
have gone on to bigger and bet-
ter things in the wide world of
sports. If you have a tip, please
contact sports editor Tripp Miller
at 207-1107 or miller@
venicegondolier.com.



SPORTS BRIEFS

Shark's Tooth
Golf Tournament
The Shark's Tooth Golf
Tournament at Mission Valley
Country Club benefits theVenice
High School Foundation. Cost
for the Aug. 17 tournament is $75
per player ($85 after Aug. 14).
Format is separate flights for
mixed couples scramble and
four-man scramble with an
8:30 a.m. start. For registration
information, call Marty Tarala
at 488-8686 or Andy Britton at
408-8008. The Venice High
School Foundation benefits the
the Rotary Futures Program,
mini-grants for teachers, schol-
arships for VHS grads and the
VHS boys golf team.
Countdown
to kickoff: 16 days
Season tickets forVenice High
School football are on sale now
for $36. Ticket package includes
one reserved seat in the "B" sec-
tion at Powell-Davis Stadium for
all six home games. All-sports
passes are also available for
$60 per person and $150 per
family. Call the Boone Law Firm
at 488-6716 for more informa-
tion or to purchase tickets.
Single-game tickets will be
available during the week lead-
ing up to each game for $6 and
will be available at the gate for
$7. Call Venice High School at
488-6726 to purchase single-
game tickets beginning Aug. 25
for the preseason classic against
Cardinal Mooney
Chain crews needed
The freshman and junior
varsity football teams at Venice
High School need volunteers
to work the first-down chains
at home games this season.
Freshmen play four home games
beginning Sept. 17 and JV plays
five home games beginning Sept.
4. Freshmen play Wednesdays at
7 p.m. and JV plays Thursdays at
7p.m.
Those interested should call
JV head coach Pete Dombroski
at 488-6727, ext. 65548.
Florida Fusion basketball
The Florida Fusion basketball
program is looking for players
for two of their competitive
teams. Girls entering the fifth
grade and boys entering the sev-


enth grade from Venice, Engle-
wood, North Port, Port Charlotte
and Punta Gorda are welcome to
try out. Call Brian at 258-7007 for
more information.


Are you ready for some football?


The offensive line at
Venice High School figures
to be one of the team's
strengths again in 2008.

BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

It's officially here.
Venice High School kicked
off the 2008 football season
Monday at 7 a.m. with its first
practice of the fall. Two-a-days
will continue all this week with
offensive sessions at 7 a.m. and
defensive sessions at 6 p.m. The
Indians strap on the pads
Thursday, and fall practice cul-
minates Aug. 22 with a 7 p.m.
scrimmage between the junior
varsity and varsity teams at
Powell-Davis Stadium.
For the next two weeks we'll
be taking an in-depth look at the
2008 team that has its sights set
on a repeat District 5A-11 cham-
pionship and a possible state
title run. Today we begin with
one of Venice's biggest strengths
last season, the offensive line.
"We're going to be big up
front, we're going to be strong up
front, we're going to be good,"
offensive line coach Dave Butler
said. "I think overall we have the
potential to be better up front
than we were last year."
The Indians must replace
starting center and leader of the
offensive line Brock Rydecki,
who will be playing NCAA
Championship Subdivision foot-
ball with Murray State University
this season. Filling in that lead-
ership role is returning starter
and senior left tackle Mike
Lopez, who has worked hard this
offseason to come down to 297
pounds from 340 at the end of
last season, allowing himself to
be quicker off the ball and
lighter on his feet.
"Lopez looks different," Butler
said. "I'm anticipating a big year
out of Lopez."
After the end of last season,
Lopez started a diet and exercise
regimen that had him up at
5:30 a.m. running before school.
The 340-pound bruiser was eat-
ing salads for lunch. He says it
paid off, big time.
"I feel a lot better," he said. "I
can actually get the linebackers,
I can do a lot of stuff... I love the
feeling of being light lighter."
Butler said Lopez needs to


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Quarterback Trey Burton atop a human pyramid made up of the VHS offensive line.


work on developing a mean
streak the way fellow returning
starter and right tackle Billy
Nagle has. Nagle dropped about
20 pounds this offseason to
come down to 310. The goal is
still to lose an additional 10
pounds before opening day.
"If he can get to 300 pounds,
he's gonna be that much quicker
coming off the ball," Butler said.
"I think if he can get down there
he'll be a little bit quicker yet and
he'll still maintain his strength."
At right guard is returning
starter and senior Kyle Gilbert,
who Butler says should be
improved this season. Replacing
2007 starter Jamie Owen at left
guard is Billy Howe, for now.
"He's gonna have to step it up
a little bit," Butler said. "That's
going to be a position where we
may have to fill in (defensive
tackles James) Auxier and Ben
Steele if things don't work out,
but we're hoping Billy can take
that over."
Rydecki's replacement at cen-
ter is junior Brian O'Leary.


O'Leary started every game at
the junior varsity level last sea-
son, so he has only one varsity
start against Tarpon Springs
High School in the spring game.
Butler doesn't seem worried
about inexperience.
"I think our guards will be as
good or better than last year and
we've got a junior center in
O'Leary that's doing a really
good job," he said.
Venice's tight ends will once
again be a strong point on the line
as well as in the passing game.
Butler said sophomores Beckett
Wales and Clay Burton, along
with junior BrandonWilkinson all
have NCAA Division I potential.
"We're stacked at tight end,"
he said.
Wilkinson (11 receptions for
210 yards and two touchdowns
in 2007) is the returning starter
from last year and Wales (five
receptions for 72 yards and a
touchdown in 2007) had his fair
share of playing time at the var-
sity level late last season. Burton
is the up-and-comer of the


group with plenty of potential at
6-feet-3-inches, 210 pounds.
After you get past the starting
lineup, though, things are pret-
ty thin up front. Guard Joe
Barone and tackle Donald
Schillinger bring some experi-
ence to the second-string offen-
sive line, but the drop off in size
and experience everywhere else
is significant.
Butler said that in case of an
injury, the situation would likely
call for a platoon effort between
defensive linemen James Auxier
and Ben Steele to fill in. They
would switch off each offensive
series while continuing to play
every down on defense.
"We've got a little bit of depth
there at guard, so I'm hoping we
won't have to do it too often,"
Butler said. "But if it gets a little
rough, a little tough in there,
that's what we're going to have to
do. At the end of the day, we've
got to have our best guys out
there playing."

tmiller@venicegondolier.com


Young blood for Venice volley-


BY TRIPP MILLER
SPORTS EDITOR

You would be kidding yourself if you
called this volleyball season at Venice High
School anything but a rebuilding year.
But that doesn't mean the expectations
won't be high for a program that's won 12 of
the last 14 District 5A-12 championships.
Seven seniors, which were part of the 2005
state championship as sophomores, are
gone. Only four varsity players return -
Jillian Allen, Taylor Capasso, Dorothy Rahal
and Whitney Steranko.
The rest, unless you arrived to the Teepee
early enough for the freshmen and junior
varsity games last year, are probably unfa-
miliar to you.
"Our team is going to look a lot different
from day one to the last day of the season,"
head volleyball coach Brian Wheatley said.
"We're going to look really bad at times, but
we're going to look really good at times, too.
We're not going to have that consistency for
a while."
Tryouts took place Monday and the
new varsity roster has been released. With
so many young players, Wheatley said the
coaching staff plans to take things slow


"We're going to
look really bad at
times, but we're


for a while.
As far as sched-
uling goes, though,
there's been no
slow down. Ven-


going to look ice's home sched-
ule includes vol-
really good at leyball powers Fort
times, too. We're Lauderdale St.
not going to have Thomas Aquinas
High School, Tampa
that consistency Berkeley Prepara-
for a while." tory School, Fort
BrianMyers Evangelical
B- an Christian School
Wheatley, VHS and Fort Myers
head High School. The
schedule also fea-
tures a road trip to
Tallahassee Leon
High School.
"We're throwing them right to the fire
right away," Wheatley said.
New additions Autumn Duyn, Morgan
Shattuck, Emily Daniels, Katie Paschke,
Brittany Burrows, Jessica Costanzo, Kate
Herschberger and Kelly McManus will cut
their teeth on that schedule, along with an
improved district lineup.


"Our No. 1 goal is we've got to get through
our district," Wheatley said. "I think there's a
couple teams that will be pretty good com-
petition. Manatee should be excellent,
Southeast is pretty good."
Although the team is made up of many
new faces, Wheatley isn't worried about their
skills. McManus, a sophomore transfer from
Riverview High School, was a starting out-
side hitter for the Rams as a freshman.
Herschberger has impressed coaches this
offseason, jumping from the freshman team
to varsity in just one year. Shattuck touches
at a team-best 9 feet, 9 inches. The 6-foot-3-
inch Paschke brings some height to the
team.
For now, Venice is working on the little
things, Wheatley said. This week it's commu-
nication, getting back to the base defense
and going after every ball.
"You've got to take care of the little things
first before great things happen," he said.
"Last year we did a lot of opponent scouting.
This year we've got to make sure Venice is
doing what Venice is supposed to be doing.
If they're not, it doesn't matter what the
other team is doing."

tmiller@venicegondolier.com


GOLF RESULTS


CALUSA LAKES GOLF CLUB
Aug. 6
MGA (2 BB of 3): 1. -17 Louis Ortt,
Herb Rich, Werner Meudt.
LAKE VENICE GOLF CLUB
Aug. 6
Women's 18H (poker hand): Class A: 1,
Jeannette Wilder, straight; 2. Jackie
Wheeler, full-house. Class B: 1. Grace
Babcock, full-house; 2. Helen Burnell, full-
house.


Aug. 9
MGA (QP): Class A: T1. Don Hummel +4;
T1. Bill Hanisits +4; 3. Gary Snyder +3.
Class B: 1. Wandy Cox +5; 2. Dick Titus
+4; 3. Fred Hersey +2. Class C: T1. Rich
Nicholas +1; T1. Bob Lytle +1; 3. John
Covert E. Class D: 1. Doug Roach +8; 2.
Roy Coughlin +7; 3. Cort Hobbs +6.
Aug. 11
Monday Group (QP): 1. +13 Sam
Teitsma, Ron Zanger, Roland Bosse,
John Covert; 2. -4 Bob Copas, Don


Hummel, Gary Beck, Randy Pait.
Individuals Ron Zanger +8; John
Covert +5.
MYAKKA PINES GOLF CLUB
Aug. 6
All Stars (QP): 1. +32 John Kieck,
George Vogt, Harold Bowers; 2. +30 Al
DeLuca, Tom Milazzo, Buck Waters.
Aug. 7
9H Ladies (3 clubs and a putter): Class
A: 1. Lynch Anderson 51. Class B: 1. Dorla


Long 50; Class C: 1. Margo Hughes 54.
18H Ladies (QP): Class A: 1. Caroline
Jasper +12. Class B: 1. Jan Huegen +16.
Class C: T1. Kathy Wallis +4; T1. Dorothy
Beyer +4.
Aug. 8
Men's Shootout (QP): 1. +11 Jim
Kieck, Casy Boczar, Dick Marker, Tom
Milazzo; 2. +6 Geo Vogt, Harry
Batchelder, Chuck Corey, Ewen Brown; 3.
+5 Ted Kellogg, John Long, Ernie
Guilmain, John Clark.


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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2008


LET 'EM HAVE IT: SHOULD RUNOFFS BE REINSTATED SO THAT WINNING POLITICAL CANDIDATES GET AT
LEAST 50 PERCENT PLUS ONE OF THE VOTES CAST? CALL US AT 207-1111.


While you're cutting salaries ...


Fair's fair. I sincerely believe that if the Sarasota
County School Board cuts teachers' salaries, their own
salaries should be cut by the same percentage. That
would apply to all Sarasota County School District
employees, including the superintendent of schools.


No drilling. In answer
to your question regarding
drilling in the Gulf, my
answer is absolutely not.
Fossil fuels will not last for-
ever. This country is way
past due to use alternative
energy sources. Any oil
found by drilling in the
Gulf will only be a drop in
the bucket, and would
take approximately 10
years before reaching the
gas pumps here in the
U.S., providing it doesn't
go to China first. We all
know the intense harm oil
spills can cause, and they
do happen. An oil spill
would wreck our beaches,
our wildlife and our tourist
dollars. No to any oil
drilling in the Gulf of Mex-
ico.
Overdue. Widening the
bypass to six lanes? This is
way past due, and I'm real-
ly glad something is finally
going to be done about it.
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the economy is bad, but if
you can't afford to leave a
tip when you go out to a
restaurant then you might
as well just stay home. It's
getting a little ridiculous.
Also, with the price of
cable going up all the time,
how come we have to pay
for Mexican channels when
we don't speak Mexican?
That's not fair.
On a limb. I live in
South Venice. A few weeks
ago, we received a post-
card that said that they
would be checking the
trees to see if they went
into the wires when the
storm season starts. When
we had the hurricane a few
years ago, we were without
power for a couple of days;
it wasn't the storm, it was
the overgrown trees. Those
same trees are now over-
grown and the man sold
the lot, so they just sit
there. We have sparks all
the time, but the electric


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company never comes
out. It's just waiting for
another storm. We could
lose our power. The county
used to check all this stuff,
but no one ever checks it
anymore in South Venice.
GOP's fault. I am re-
sponding to a pair of read-
er letters in the July 25
Gondolier Sun. They claim
that liberals won't let us
drill and construct refiner-
ies and the Democratic
environmentalists prevent
drilling, thereby leading to
failing airlines, collapsing
financial institutions and
manufacturing closings. I
contend that the fault lies
with Republican presi-
dents and Congresses that
brought deregulation, lack
of oversight and disdain
for the little people. It was
deregulated speculators
who raised the price of oil;
lack of oversight has made
a mockery of trade agree-
ments. Our manufacturing


must compete with slave
labor and artificially set
monetary values. Finan-
cial institutions were free
to practice predatory lend-
ing. Nor do the rich appre-
ciate the need to educate
all of our people so that
they are not so dependent
on mindless factory jobs. It
is clear to me we need a
new direction in our lead-
ership. Eight years ago, I
was ashamed of my coun-
try for voting against its
own interests. Now that
just the disaster I feared
back then has happened, I
wonder if we will be just as
foolish this time. Do you
really think that Repub-
licans would be pushing
for more drilling if it were
to be undertaken by the
Army Corps of Engineers
and under the control of a
Democratic Congress in-
stead of the greedy fat cats?
Obviously, we need to
develop green energy. PS.
Rumor has it that massive
oil reserves have been
identified just outside of
the jettys. I hope someone


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can prevent the plans to
drill, to run a pipeline up
through the Venice Avenue
median and to build sever-
al refineries just the other
side of 1-75.
Try helping. To the
caller about the Center
Road slum, I take offense
at your comment. I live on
Center Road: to be exact,
number 340. If you don't
like what you see when
you drive down Center
Road between 41 and
Jacaranda Road, then I
suggest you take another
route. If you have a prob-
lem with any of the homes
on this route, then I sug-
gest you take it to the
Venice Gardens Home-
owners Association. Many
of these people are hard-
working homeowners or
renters that are trying to
put food on their tables
and keep a roof over their
heads, so if you see recy-
cling bins or trash cans, so
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SUN NEWSPAPERS 9A

work vehicle in front of
their home, thank God
they have a job. In these
hard times, with the cost of
living on the rise and
salaries remaining the
same or getting lower, I
can't worry about the
height of the grass or a
boat parked in someone's
front yard. I worry more
about people and how
they are getting along. So if
this offends you, be a per-
son who stops and asks
these people, "Can I help
you?" instead of calling the
area a slum. To end, I live
in a nice neighborhood
with nice neighbors, not a
slum.
Plastered. Shame on
whoever is responsible for
plastering old newspapers
on the plate glass window
of the former Bill Evans
store on West Venice Ave-
nue. I thought Venice had
rules on how store fronts
are to appear. How very
disrespectful.


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10A SUN NEWSPAPERS


Celebrate your right to be left-handed


BY JESSICA MILLER
INTERN

Prince William, Marilyn
Monroe, Leonardo daVin-
ci and Jimi Hendrix.
Henry Ford, John E
Kennedy, Albert Einstein
and Nicole Kidman.
What links such accom-
plished individuals?
They all lived, or are liv-
ing, in a world backward to
what comes naturally to
them.
Despite the fact that
nearly one out of 10 peo-
ple are left-handed, al-
most everything people
come into contact with on
a daily basis is designed
with just right-handers in
mind.
From a computer mouse
to a pair of scissors and
kitchen implements to
power tools, lefties must
learn in a way unnatural to
what their brain is telling
them.
Left-handers, you are
now in luck.
Online Web sites sell
numerous items especial-
ly designed for the left-
handed population.
In addition, entire
stores are dedicated to the
minority all around the
country.
University of Florida
Sophomore Liz Pomiak is
left-handed but has made
sure to not be left out.
"There is a lefty store in
Seattle I always go to," Po-
miak said. "I am amazed
by the new products that
they come out with every
year."'

Brain works
The brain is "cross-
wired" so that the left
hemisphere controls the
right side of the body and
the right hemisphere con-
trols the left.
Hand dominance is


thus connected with brain
dominance of the oppo-
site side, which is why it is
said that only left-handers
are in their right minds.
Lefties are said to show
more creativity, emotional
expression and imagina-
tion because those are ele-
ments of the brain that the
right hemisphere controls.
On the other hand, the
left-hemisphere-domi-
nant right-handers tend to
have more scientific,
mathematical and logistic
skills.
There is no significant
evidence that a right-han-
der is more linear-thinking
than a left-hander, but
brain dominance is an ele-
ment.

Left-handed
language
Although left-handers
can fairly say they are
unique and rare, they have
been linguistically abused
for years.
"The divine right of
kings," "it will all be right
in the end," and "left out,"
are all sayings where right
is good and left is essen-
tially bad.
A dancer would not
want the accusation of
having "two left feet," and
no one wants to be a vic-
tim of a "left-handed com-
pliment."
Despite the negative
connotation of left versus
right, most left-handers
appreciate their difference
from the majority.
North Port Resident
Nancy Heaton has a 13-
year-old son, Dalton, who
is left-handed. "Dalton
mastered juggling and
drums quicker than any-
one I know," Heaton said.
"I know there is a connec-
tion between his creativity
and left-handedness."
Venice Resident Jay Mill-


ner grew up with teachers
forcing him to do it "right."
"I am very close to be-
ing ambidextrous," Mill-
ner said. "I was taught to
do many things, including
writing, with my right
hand growing up. It was
not until years later I real-
ized how natural using my
left hand felt."
For left-hander Donna
Nichols, her left-hand
dominance may have
been her advantage as a
teenage girl.
The Venice resident
could easily and quickly
write backward.
"I would write letters to
my boyfriend without my
parents knowing what it
said," Nichols said. "He
[her boyfriend] would take
it home and hold up a mir-
ror to read them."

Beware or be glad?
Along with creative
ability, some studies have
shown that left-handed
individuals my have high-
er health risks.
Venice Resident Dave
Wardall is aware of the
risks associated with his
left-handedness.
"I read somewhere that,
on average, lefties live
eight years less than right-
handers," Wardall said.
Lefties do have some
advantages despite living
in a right-hand world.
When handing a trans-
action at a drive-through
window, their dominant
hand is already closest,
making it easier to never
miss a toll booth.
To all left-handers, al-
though a minority, you are
in good company and in
the right state of mind.
Today is National Left-
hander's Day. Celebrate
your right to be left.
miller@
venicegondolier.com


AFFORD from Page lA

apartment.
According to Snyder,
costs will increase due to a
recalculation of the group
rate that takes into ac-
count "the implicit sub-
sidy" for group retirement
and medical insurance.
The recalculation is man-
dated by state law. The fis-
cal impact is as yet un-
known.
Arbitrage midway
through the city's 10-year
bond means the federal
government will likely get
its cut.
"If we are investing for
more than we are giving
out, then Uncle Sam wants
a piece of that," Snyder
said.
He also asked for $35,000
to better track financial
operations in the city.
Public works: Len
Bramble, who oversees
three department bud-
gets, said the parks budget
proposal is to eliminate
one of two "frozen" posi-
tions, reducing the budget
from $884,000 to $810,000.
The increasing cost of
fuel "will likely impact the
budget," he said, as will
"bringing other parks on-
line," like buying the old
Cemex property and turn-
ing it into Legacy Park,
which is not currently in-
cluded in the budget.
Negotiations over the
purchase price for the


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lanes, citing the road
would be unable to handle
emergency vehicles in its
current state with in-
creased traffic demands.
"We were concerned
that an emergency could
become a crisis."
Council members and
participants from the com-
munity expressed their
delight with the way that


Cemex property are ongo-
ing, although the Trust for
Public Lands has commit-
ted to paying roughly half,
or $3.5 million.
Mayor Ed Martin fur-
ther warned that the
county's agreement to
maintain some city parks
is about to expire in two
years and the county may
want to redefine its com-
mitment.
"If they don't want to
continue to maintain, we
may have additional
costs," Martin said.
The proposed budget
does include funds for
beach renourishment, My-
akka River Park and en-
hanced landscaping for
the northern Business
41/41 Bypass intersection.
The price of gas is get-
ting lots of attention.
Bramble noted the Florida
Power & Light increase of
16 percent already approv-
ed by state government has
cost the city another
$250,000. The gasoline bud-
get for city departments
went up from $108,000 last
year to $186,000 this year,
Bramble said.
Planning and zoning:
Staff has been reduced
from eight and a half three
years ago to four today,
said Planning and Zoning
Director Tom Slaughter.
He estimates it will take
an additional $250,000 to
implement new council
initiatives, like continued


Waterford and the com-
munity worked together to
solve their differences.
Venice resident C.J. Fish-
man said that he thinks
that this should be a
model for all future devel-
opments in Venice. Mayor
Ed Martin agreed, saying
that this practice will be-
come more standard in
the community.


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2008

work on the comprehen-
sive plan, revamping the
land development code,
implementing design-bas-
ed standards, drafting a
resort rental land-use poli-
cy, a new harbor plan, eco-
friendly initiatives and
new advisory board sup-
port for newly formed
Environmental Task Force,
Lifestyles Committee and
Economic Task Force.
The city is also contem-
plating taking over the
permitting process for
docks, something the
county currently handles.
Once you "get over the
sticker shock of what this
would cost," Slaughter
said, "we could backload
and tweak some numbers
to see where cost savings
(can be found)."
Additional tax-cutting
measures are expected
from the Florida Legisla-
ture next year, including
the possibility of capping
local rates or restricting
the amount they can be
increased.
That could further leave
the city without funds to
pay for new initiatives.
On Thursday, council
will learn more about its
revenue options, and
could give an indication of
whether it will seek a shift
in its policy on tapping the
fund balance.

ggiles@
venicegondolier.com


Waterford President
Michael Miller was all
smiles after council's ap-
proval.
When asked for a reac-
tion, Miller said, "now if
only we can get council to
bring Wal-Mart back."


jbranthoover@
venicegondolier.com


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New FPL rates will hike electric bills


BY DANA SANCHEZ
STAFF WRITER

Your electric bill just
went up.
A $746 million fuel sur-
charge approved by the
Florida Public Service
Commission went into
effect Friday.
The average monthly bill
for 1,000 kilowatt hours will
increase 8 percent, from
$102.63 to $110.77 through
the end of the year, accord-
ing to FPL. Next year, it will
increase another 10 per-
cent, to $122.
Of that $110.77, more
than half- 54 percent -
will be for fuel.
The Public Service Com-
mission approved an ad-
justment on pass-through
fuel surcharges in June,
allowing FPL to increase
customers' bills and recov-
er unanticipated fuel costs.
Fuel costs are based on
customer demand and
can be adjusted if they
come in 10 percent higher
or lower than projected,
according to law.
The PSC and FPL em-
phasize that the power
company will not profit
from the increase to your
electric bill.
"It's not something the
companies are trying to
stick to the customers,"
said Cynthia Muir, media
director for the PSC in
Tallahassee. "The bottom


line is, the cost of fuel has
gone up."
Though FPL does not
profit from the fuel sur-
charge, public perceptions
can have a life of their
own.
"I don't think anyone
feels better paying higher
utility bills," said Justin
McCann, senior equity
analyst with Standard &
Poor's in New York. "It's
also not good for the com-
pany and how the cus-
tomer sees them. The per-
ception is they will profit."
Unlike fuel surcharges,
rate increases that are
passed on to customers
can be beneficial for pow-
er companies when they
help fund things like new
power plants, McCann
said.
Florida customers are
not alone in seeing their
electric bills go up. Xcel
Energy in Colorado will
raise rates by as much as
46 percent, according to
McCann.
What to do
Want to offset that sur-
charge? Turn off the lights.
Turn up the air condition-
er. Only wash clothes in
cold water. Turn off the
fans when you leave the
room.
Those energy-saving
tips cost nothing. Unfortu-
nately, other options for
improving energy efficien-


TIPS TO SAVE
Here are some easy things you can do to save
money on your electric bill:
Keep your AC at 78 degrees, and raise it to 82
degrees when you're away.
Install a programmable thermostat to adjust the
temperature automatically.
Clean the AC filter monthly.
Run the pool pump six hours a day in summer
and four in winter.
Only use as much water as you need for a load in
the washing machine.
Clean the lint filter in the dryer and use the auto
sensor function, if it has one.


cy in the home require an
added investment, not
something many home-
owners can consider, giv-
en the economy.
If you're in a position to
do so, consider investing
in energy-efficient appli-
ances. Newer washers and
driers have sophisticated
motherboards that sense
water level and volume of
clothing.
Unfortunately, they tend
to cost more and customers
rarely ask for the expensive
ones, according to David
Sanders, operations man-
ager at Allstar Appliance
Repair.
"People don't want to
pay $700 for a washing
machine when they can
get one for $300," Sanders
said. "Right now, price is a
factor for everyone. If they
want to upgrade their ap-
pliance, they want some-


thing affordable."
With a more expensive
energy-efficient appliance,
will you save what you spent
over the life of the machine?
"I don't know," Sanders
said.
In response to the econo-
my, his company is accept-
ing more 15-day billings
than ever.
"People don't have
money," he said. "We'll
take half down and 15 days
to pay the rest."
Water wise
The cost of running an


average-size swimming
pool will increase from $45
to $70 a month with the
new fuel surcharge, ac-
cording Rich Casa, owner
of Custom Pools by Pre-
cision. Add another $1.50
a day for heated pools.
There are energy effi-
cient alternatives for pool
pumps and salt genera-
tors, and something called
a smart pool, but, like
appliances, people aren't
asking for them, Casa said.
A smart pool circulates
water from the bottom as
well as the top, and re-
quires running the pump
just five hours a day in-
stead of eight.
But it has to be installed
at the time of construc-
tion.
Casa recently lost sales
to people who got sticker
shock when they learned
how much a pool would
raise their electric bill.
Window of
opportunity
Katie Atwood, manager
of Triad Building Products
in Venice, recommends


double-paned windows
with an air gap in between
for good insulation. Many
owners of older homes
don't have them, and want
them, until they hear the
price, Atwood said.
"In the long run, if you
have 30-year-old windows
and change them to insu-
lated windows, you are
going to notice a differ-
ence (on your electric
bill)," Atwood said.
Florida Power has a
range of options to in-
crease energy efficiency in
your home.
Some require an invest-
ment.
You can pay FPL to test
your duct system and even
repair it.
If you install new insu-
lation and a roof that
reflects the sun's rays on
homes built before 1982,
FPL will pay incentives.
FPL offers about $300
as an incentive to buy effi-
cient air conditioners. AC
can account for more than
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'OKLAHOMA' AT VENICE THEATRE 8B


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Robert Furman, owner of the Venice
Burger King, was named to the
2008 Burger King Hall of Fame.


BY KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR
The Burger King restaurant on U.S.
41 Bypass North in Venice is just
one jewel in the crown of Robert
Furman.
Furman, who operates 31 Burger
King restaurants in Florida and Illinois,
recently earned the parent company's
2008 Hall of Fame award. He is the
longest-running Burger King operator in
the company's history.
"It wasn't much of a business in those
days," Furman said. "It was a humble
place and a kindred group of people
who all trusted one another."
Furman's first Burger King, in North
Miami Beach, was purchased to be a
retirement job for his father, Royal G.
Furman, who had retired from the post
office.


businessman," the son said.
The younger Furman took a leave
from his job in the insurance industry in
Chicago to help out at the restaurant.
"They are probably still looking for
me," he said.
Furman stayed on to run that restau-
rant until 1962 when he opened
Chicago's first Burger King in 1962, on
the west side of that city. It, too, was suc-
cessful and by 1970 he had five in the
Chicago area, where he was named
executive vice president of Burger King
and a member of its board of directors.
He moved to Sarasota in 1976 and
began scouting sites along the West
Coast from Fort Myers to Palmetto,
including the one in Venice. He has 25
Florida restaurants and more than 900
employees. Some of his top managers
have been with him more than 30 years.
Furman was a hands-on franchisee who
supervised construction of each of the
properties.
Furman said he used to take daugh-
ter Jennifer with him on restaurant
rounds when she was just six. He has
two grown daughters and five grandchil-
dren.
The parent company also has grown
and now has more than 11,400 restau-
rants in 50 states and 70 foreign coun-
tries and U.S. territories around


"They had an ad in the the world. According to the
Chicago Tribune and company, about 90 percent
my father sent a are owned by individuals
two-cent post card such as Furman.
in requesting a
brochure," he Franchising
said. "They today
didn't have For those inter-
brochures." ested in opening a
Despite franchise,
that, the two whether Burger
Furmans King or anything
flew to else, he had
Miami to some basic
check it out, advice:
purchasing "Hire a gray-
the company's haired lawyer
12th restaurant. who knows a lot
It opened May 11, about franchise
1959, and two laws and contracts
weeks later, Royal was and take a good look at
in the hospital. the quality of the fran-
"He was a postman, not a chisor."


PHOTOS COURTESY OF BURGER KING HOLDINGS INC.
Robert Furman, left, of Sarasota, receives his Hall of Fame award from Burger King CEO John
Chidsey last month in Miami.


The current economy is having an
impact on all businesses, including fast
food chains like Burger King and
McDonald's.
"It happened in 1974 and it's happen-
ing now," Furman said. "We are doing all
right in the burger segment."
Restaurants like his are gaining cus-
tomers from the mid-range restaurants
like Applebee's and Chili's, he said,
although the average check is smaller. In
recent weeks, Bennigan's announced it
is closing company stores, Sam Seltzer is
reorganizing under federal bankruptcy
laws and Starbucks is closing some 800
outlets.
People continue to eat out but they
are watching what they spend, he said.
Furman's award
The Hall of Fame Award honors long-
time associates who have become role
models and leaders within the compa-
ny. Eligibility for the award is limited to
those who have been associated with
the company for at least 20 years and
possess "an exceptional track record
across all of the company's strategic ini-
tiatives including people, marketing,


operations and development and a
strong commitment to improving their
local communities."
Other awards have piled up for his
work with United Cerebral Palsy, MDA,
Easter Seals Southwest Florida, United
Way and the Boy Scouts of America. A
company spokesperson said Furman's
restaurants are known for giving back to
the community, especially its schools
and arts venues.
Within the Burger King family of com-
panies, Furman serves on marketing
groups. He was president of the Florida
Caribbean Franchisee Association.
Furman learned to cook in his grand-
mother's kitchen and still cooks today.
"I have a better kitchen at home than
most restaurants," he said.
Does he ever suggest recipes to
Burger King? Yes, although he does not
claim personal credit for the "Whopper"
or even "Cini-minis."
Not all business all the time, he is
family oriented and it is said he plays a
good game of golf.
All because of the royal burger.
kcool@venicegondolier.com


We want you in our 2009 calendar


KIM COOL
FEATURES EDITOR


Each year the Venice Gondolier
Sun creates a 12-month calendar


that lists the major events of orga-
nizations in and around our
town.
The 2009 calendar will cele-
brate the 50th anniversary of the
Venice Art Center and will honor
the many arts organizations
with which we are blessed here
on the cultural coast of Florida.
While the calendar has won
many prizes over the years for its
design and service to the com-
munity, it is only as good as the
information contained within its
pages. To make it even better
than ever, we want to include
every organization that will host
a fundraiser, dance, art sale, play,


musical event, special lecture, or
whatever other event your group
might hold that will be open to
the public. Space does not per-
mit the listing of weekly or
monthly events because the
events are noted on the calendar
day squares, but we don't want
to miss your annual craft sale,
concert, fashion show, after-
noon tea, boat parade, art show
or tournament.
Most organizations should
have received an event form for
the 2009 Community Calendar
by now. If your group has not
and wishes to have an event
included on the calendar, send


an email to Kathi Walsh at
kwalsh@venicegondolier.com
listing the name of the Organiza-
tion or Sponsoring Group, Title
of the Event(s), Date(s) and Firm
Time(s), Location of Event and
whether the event is open to the
public. Include a contact phone
number.
Information must be sent in
no later than Friday, Sept. 19.
If you have questions, call
207-1011.
Your group will be added to
the list of community groups so
that you will not miss being part
of future calendars.
Continue to send notices


about weekly or monthly events
or milestones such as weddings
and anniversaries to Audrey
Blackwell, Venue editor, at
ablackwell@venicegondolier.com.
Photo Album photos and outlines
should be sent to Rob Broyles at
rbroyles@venicegondolier.com.
Notices for the Well Being pages
should be sent to Kurt Ludke at
kludke@venicegondolier.com
and notices for the Religion page
should go to Lou Kennedy at
lkennedy@venicegondolier.com.
Thanks for helping us to be a
better community newspaper
for all our readers.
kcool@venicegondolier.com





2B SUN NEWSPAPERS


MILESTONES


WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2008


Jaime Lynn Mills, of
Lakeland, Fla., daughter of
George and Donna Mills,
ofVenice, Fla., became the
bride of Robert Franklyn
Barber, of Lakeland, on
April 19, 2008.
He is the son of Thomas
and Deborah Barber, of
Avon Park, Fla.
The 4:30 p.m. ceremony
was performed at Venice-
Nokomis United Methodist
Church with Rev. Ralph
Burton officiating. A re-
ception followed at Mis-
sion Valley Country Club.
Maid of Honor was
Jennifer Sawyer, of Palm
Bay, Fla., a friend of the
bride. Bridesmaids were
Courtney Francese, of
Venice, cousin of the bride;
Misti Neutzling, of Lake-
land, Fla., friend of the
bride; Monica Johnson, of
Venice, friend of the bride;
and Joleen Cacciatore of
Gainesville, Fla., friend of
the bride.
The Best Man was
Matthew Colman, of Avon
Park, friend of the groom.
Groomsmen were Timothy
Mills, of Venice, brother of
the bride; Eric Barber, of
Plant City, Fla., brother of
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of Avon Park, friend of the
groom.
Flower girl was Maggie
Johnson, of Venice. Ring
bearer was Gavin Abell of
Avon Park.
The bride is a 2000 grad-
uate of Cardinal Mooney
High School in Sarasota,
Fla., and a 2004 graduate of
Florida Southern College
in Lakeland. She majored
in sociology and criminol-
ogy and is employed by
the Peace River Center as
a counselor/client advo-
cate.
The groom is a 2002
graduate of Avon Park
High School in Avon Park
and a 2007 graduate of
Florida Southern College
in Lakeland. He majored
in agriculture and is
employed by Dallas Bull of
Tampa Inc. as a mainte-
nance supervisor.
After a wedding trip to
the Western Caribbean,
the newlyweds will reside
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Dornan S. and Priscilla
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their 65th wedding anni-
versary on Aug. 26. They
were married Aug. 26,
1943, in New Bedford,
Mass., and have lived in
Venice eight years.
They are the parents of
Donna Craig, of Fayetteville,
Ga.; Judith Travis, of Steam-
boat Springs, Colo.; and
Stephanie Craig, of Port-
land, Ore. The couple has
four grandchildren.
Dornan Craig has been


Charles and Julie Bender
joyfully celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary on a
cruise with their daughter
in June, and they spent
their anniversary weekend
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a pilot since Aug. 15, 1941,
having flown for the U.S.
Army Air Corps, Pan
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ican Airlines and the U.S.
Air Force. He retired in
1985 as an air carrier oper-
ations inspector for the
Federal Aviation Adminis-
tration.
Priscilla Craig has been
active in church affairs,
having recently retired as
manager of the gift shop
at St. Mark's Episcopal
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WEDNESDAY,

AUG. 13
Kayaking safety
Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
Where: North Jetty/Snake
Island
Notes: Learn about enter-
ing/exiting, paddling,
basic equipment, tides,
how to get into your kayak
if it overturns and how to
help rescue another.
Cost: $40
Call: Terry Brawley, 960-
5505
Evening book club
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd.
Notes: Share a book
Call: 861-5000
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Lunch

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion
No-Vel Post 159, 1770 E.
Venice Ave., Venice
Notes: Burgers and music
Bingo
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: American Legion,
1770 E. Venice Ave.
Notes: Bingo at 6 p.m.,
food available from
5-7 p.m.
Call: 488-1157
Kids beach run
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: Venice Pier, 1600
Harbor Drive
Cost: $1 one-time registra-
tion fee
Notes: A 1-mile fun run
for kids. Weekly registra-
tion held on site at
5:30 p.m. Race is 6:30 p.m.
Participants receive a rib-
bon with every run. Free
T-shirts are earned after
completing four runs.
Ends today.
Call: 861-5000
Game day
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Venice Art Center,
390 S. Nokomis Ave.
Notes: Play a variety of
games at the center.
Call: 485-7136
Link: veniceartcenter.com
Story Wednesdays
Time: 10-10:30 a.m.
Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave.
Notes: Train Time
Call: 861-1348
Walking
Time: 8:15 a.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic Drive
Notes: Wednesday Walkers
Call: 584-0075
Link: seniorfriendship.
com
Put brush to canvas
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic Drive
Notes: Watercolor art
Call: 584-0075
Link: seniorfriendship.
com
Play cards
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic Drive
Notes: Euchre
Call: 584-0075
Link: seniorfriendship.
com
Senior dancing
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive
Notes: Senior Fitness Plus
and Line Dancing
Call: 584-0075
Link: seniorfriendship.
com
Spaghetti dinner
Time: 5-7 p.m.


Where: VFW Post 8118,
832 East Venice Ave.,
Venice
Notes: Includes dinner,
salad, garlic bread, cake


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The world-premiere reading of the new play by Romulus Linney will be part of
the Venice Theatre's Stage II productions' Summer Repertory Series. The "Rep"
is an integral part of choosing which plays the theater will produce. The series
runs every day from Aug. 12-24. Single-show tickets are $12, and full subscriptions
are $35. Your feedback after performances will become part of the selection commit-
tee's decision-making process. Individual plays will be "Trumbo," "The Little Dog
Laughed," "Regrets Only" and "Love Drunk." "The Graduate," Aug. 12, and "King
Lear," Aug. 24, can only be viewed by those who purchase full subscriptions. Call the
theater at 488-1115 for all dates and times.
theater at 488-1115 for all dates and times.


and coffee.
Cost: $7 donation
Call: 484-8118
Art history
Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Where: Selby Public
Library, Jack Geldbart
Auditorium Masters and
Masterpieces of Music,
1331 First St., Sarasota
Notes: Dr. John Goodman
holds a six-week class
about Gilbert and
Sullivan. Classes are free
and no prior knowledge
of music is required.
Call: 861-1120
Link: vneumann@
scgov.net
Business ideas party
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Lightharts Retreat
Center, off of Blackburn
Point Road, Osprey
Notes: Brainstorm ideas
for your business or the
business you wish to cre-
ate. Facilitated by Creative
Visioning Coaches Helena
and Anne Hart.
Cost: $10
Call: 966-6190 for reserva-
tions and information
Free oral cancer
screenings
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Where: Village Pharmacy,
1095 N. Tamiami Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Venice dentist
Shelly McAvoy will provide
free oral cancer screenings
to the public.
Call: 480-1087

THURSDAY,

AUG. 14
Venice-Nokomis
Rotary Club
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
Where: Grace Methodist
Church
Link: www.Venice
NokomisRotary.org
Gardening answers
Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Venice Public
Library, 300 S. Nokomis
Ave.
Notes: Sarasota County
Extension Service experts
answer your gardening
questions.
Call: 861-1350


Big brush
watercolor
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Nokomis
Community Center, main
hall, 234 E. Nippino Trail,
Nokomis
Notes: Big-brush painting
class allows students to
use watercolors and/or
inks on a variety of large
format paper. Wet into
wet and dry brush tech-
niques will be taught. All
levels are encouraged to
enroll.
Cost: $65 per month or a
daily fee of $20
Call: 861-5000
Beginning
tap dance
Time: 9-10 a.m.
Where: Nokomis
Community Center activ-
ity room, 234 E. Nippino
Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Learn beginner's
level tap dance with cer-
tified dance instructor
Ellen Swope.
Cost: $10 per class
Information: 861-5000
Intermediate
tap dance
Time: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Nokomis
Community Center activ-
ity room, 234 E. Nippino
Trail, Nokomis
Notes: Learn intermedi-
ate level tap dance with
certified dance instructor
Ellen Swope.
Cost: $10 per class
Information: 861-5000
Club food
Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Lunch

Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis
Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: All you can eat
spaghetti dinner

Time: 5-8 p.m.
Where: American Legion,
1770 E. Venice Ave.
Notes: Chicken tenders,
burgers and music
Club fun
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Venice-Nokomis


Elks Lodge, 1021
Discovery Way, Nokomis
Notes: Trivia Games with
$50 prize
Poetry
Open Reading
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Sand Dollar
Bookstore, 272 Miami
Ave. W, Venice
Notes: Voices of Venice,
free-open to all
Call: 480-1030
Link: www.poetsrule.com
Easy exercise
Time: 9 a.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive
Notes: Easy Yoga
Call: 584-0075
Link: seniorfriendship.
corn
Making crafts
Time: Noon
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive
Notes: Arts & Crafts
Call: 584-0075
Link: seniorfriendship.
corn
Dancing
Time: 3:15 p.m.
Where: Senior Friendship
Centers, 2350 Scenic
Drive
Notes: Learn Ballroom
Dancing
Call: 584-0075
Link: seniorfriendship.
corn
Amateur Radio Club
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Community Roof,
GCCF, 601 So. Tamiami
Trail, Venice
Notes: Meeting, then
Sanford Yoder, K3SY,
"What Really Happens
When Your Lights Blink
or Go Out?" Anyone
interested in amateur
radio is welcome.
Call: 475-1929
Dance
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Where: Venice
Community Center, 326 S.
Nokomis Ave., Venice
Notes: Summer dance
with Jimmy Spoto. Free
dance lesson with Marilyn
and Vito at 6:30 p.m.


Cost: $5 at the door
Call: 497-3227

COMING SOON
Back-to-school
extravaganza!
Date: Aug. 15
Time: 1-10 p.m.
Where: Centennial Park,
Venice
Notes: Venice MainStreet
is holding a concert with a
new band every hour, a
skateboard exhibition and
competition. Local bands
will perform in the
Gazebo all day. The YMCA
and Ollie's is setting up a
skate course for kids. The
kids can skate all day, but
a skate competition will
be at 2-3 p.m. Anyone
who wants to participate
in the skating portion
must sign a waiver and
wear a helmet and pads.
Kids can skate on the
course all day for $5. To
compete in the skate com-
petition and to skate all
day is $10 per person. The
following bands will play:
Matt Gerhardt, Third
Society, The End of April,
Signal 76, Twenty Twelve,
The Real Muphin
Chuckers, Bootleg and D.J
XXXotic. The event is
sponsored by Venice
Honda and Nifty Nic Nacs.
Call: 484-6722
Sarasota Ballet
Date: Tickets on sale now,
season or single
Time: Varies, Oct.-April
Where: Varies at three
locations: FSU Performing
Arts, Sarasota Opera
House, Van Wezel
Performing Arts
Notes: Ballets include
Roccoco Variations, The
Lilac Garden, Troy Game,
Pineapple Poll, Les
Patineurs, The Two
Pigeons, Les Sylphides,
The Rake's Progress,
Facade, Sarasota Ballet
Presents, Touring
Company, Anna Karenina
and The Trilogy
(Wolfgang Amadeus
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Cost: Varies
Call: 351-8000; 800-361-
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Date: Aug. 16
Time: Noon
Where: Players Theatre,
838 N. Tamiami Trail,
Sarasota
Notes: Actors, singers,
dancers for: "Company,"
"Bye Bye Birdie," "Little
Women" and "The
Spitfire Grill." Actors
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logue and 1-minute
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time.
Call: 365-2494
SCORE business
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RSVP: Must preregister on
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Date: Aug. 23
Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon
Notes: SCORE counselors
to America's small busi-
ness presents "Building
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Sarasota County
Technical Institute. This
FREE workshop details
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contemplating starting a
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businesses.
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Moonlight Walk
Date: Aug. 16
Time: 8 p.m.
Where: Meet at
Caspersen Beach. If it
rains, change to Sunday,
Aug. 17, 7 a. m.
Notes: Four-mile beach
walk with swim. Must
wear sturdy shoes, bring
water, sunscreen, insect
repellent. Sponsored by
the Manatee-Sarasota
Sierra Club.
Call: Reserve with Sally,
484-4113.
Cost: $5 donation, mem-
bers and nonmembers
Walk a Hound,
Lose a Pound
Date: Aug. 16
Time: 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Where: Woodmere Park,
3951 Woodmere Park
Blvd., Venice
Notes: Walk the inside
perimeter of our Paw Park
and you have walked a
mile. Bring your dog and
walk with your best
friend. The Paw Park is
open from dawn to dusk
daily.
Call: 861-5000
Jungle Gardens
Date: Aug. 16
Time: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Where: Sarasota Jungle
Gardens, 3701 Bay Shore
Road, Sarasota
Notes: "Back to School
Bash" and "Stuff the Bus."
Kids ages 3-12 register for
$400 back-to-school shop-
ping spree. Bring a new
school supply and get in
free.
Cost: $5 annual pass
Call: 355-1112, ext. 313
Link: www.sarasotajungle
gardens.com
'Married & Loving It'
Date: Aug. 18
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of
Lourdes, 1301 Center
Road, Venice
Notes: All day workshop
"Married & Loving It (Most
of the time)," will include
tools to survive and thrive
in the modern world, talk-
ing in a safe zone, win-win
conflict resolution.
Call: 927-3481, Sue and
Larry Haag
Divorce: The
financial facts
Date: Aug. 18
Time: Noon-l:30 p.m.
Where: Women's Resource
Center, 701 Center Road,
Venice
Notes: Learn about the
facts you need before you
sign away your financial
future with facilitator


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one spade promises at least four
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you hold:
*8 9 AQ10653 K 10 5 *983

The bidding has proceeded:
SOUTH WEST NORTH FAST
2 Pass 3(v Pass
What do you bid now?
A You have a super-maximum for a
weak two-bid, not vulnerable.
However, that does not mean you
should bid again. Partner's raise is
pre-emptive and it would be a breach
of partnership trust for you act again.
Pass.
Q 5 Vulnerable, as South you hold:
J 10 8 7 4 A 9 6 5 4 K73

Partner opens the bidding with one
no trump- What action do you take?
A You have just enough to invite
game, but that does not mean you
should raise to two no trump. If part-
ner has four hearts, the hand might
piay better in a suit contract. Use
Staymrnan to check and, should he
rebid two hearts, invite game by rais-
ing to three hearts.

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you hold:
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What is your opening bid?

A Open one club only if you are
prepared to rebid one no trump (or
one spade!) should partner respond
one heart. Our choice would be to
prepare for a rebid by opening one
diamond, intending to rebid two
clubs.
(Tannah Hirsch welcomes readers'
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Cruising with old date may


cause friction with 'Mr. New'


DEAR ABBY
COLUMNIST

DEARABBY: I am a sin-
gle woman who dates and
is not in a serious relation-
ship right now. I'm enjoy-
ing my life, having fun, but
have met someone along
the way who is becoming
important. I'm getting the
same vibes from him.
Before meeting "Mr.
New," I booked a
Caribbean vacation with
someone I have dated off
and on for a few years.
Now I'm worried. What if
things progress with Mr.
New? How will I tell him,
and how will he feel about
my going on vacation with
"Mr. Standby"? I don't
think lying is the answer,
but I could say I was going
with a girlfriend. But what
if we become something
more and he finds out I
lied to him?
The trip is coming up
soon and I don't know
when or if I should
tell Mr. New. Who knows?
We could be over by then,
although I hope not. Any
advice would be appreci-
ated. SINGLE GIRL IN
PINE HILL, N.J.
DEAR SINGLE GIRL: I'm
surprised you would still be


enthusiastic about "trip-
ping" with Mr. Standby
while you're falling for Mr.
New. Do not lie. The truth
has a way of coming out,
and if you do, it will wreck
your credibility and the
romance as well.
I advise you to level
with Standby and let him
know you met someone.
He needs to find another
travel companion ASAP.
There will probably be a
penalty for assigning your
pre-purchased ticket to
someone else. If there is,
offer to pay it. It's the price
of being honorable.
PS. If Mr. New does not
turn out to be Mr. Right,
you can always take anoth-
er trip with Mr. Standby
next year if he is still willing
to date you. (However, if he
reads Dear Abby and rec-
ognizes that you consider
him only "Mr. Standby," he
may not be.)
DEAR ABBY: My hus-
band and I are expecting
our first child and selected
names some time ago. If
it's a boy, we'll name him
Ethan; if it's a girl, we'll call
her Ardith.
My father sent us a
nasty e-mail telling us
he's praying we have a
boy because he couldn't
imagine "saddling a child
with a name like Ardith."
This from a man who
named his son "Seymour
Herbert" and stuck with a
last name that is an insult
in two languages. (My
brother and I grew so sick
of being reminded of it
that we changed our last


name.) It wasn't even our
original family name, but
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name-gone-wrong that
was laid on our grandfa-
ther when he came to this
country.
My husband and I
found my father's remarks
extremely hurtful and
wrote him to explain why
we chose the name Ardith,
but Dad persists in saying
how much he hates our
choice.
We know the name is
old-fashioned and unusual.
But considering what some
celebrities name their chil-
dren these days, Ardith
doesn't seem weird to us. If
she dislikes her name, we'll
help her change it later, but
I doubt that will happen.
Meanwhile, how do we deal
with my father when he
keeps bugging us? -
EXPECTING ANY DAY
NOW IN CALIFORNIA
DEAR EXPECTING: By
standing your ground and
refusing to be intimidated.
The privilege of choosing
a child's name belongs to
his or her parents. If
Grandpa doesn't like it,
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daughter "Darling," or
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but Nix was a cruel man
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things he did. When Jimmy
Dale learns that the
rumors are true, he shanks
Nix and runs north.
Temporarily deputized,
Dave Robicheaux tries to
make sense of everything.
Why were those kids killed


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When Detective Robi-
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Clete, and some fly-fish-
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was going to be relaxing.
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The Wellstone family -
Ridley, with his aluminum
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like author James Lee
Burke's work.
"Swan Peak" is one of
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Kastor-Capps


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Shannon Kastor, of
Morganfield, Ky., daugh-
ter of Margo Kastor, of
North Port, Fla., and
David Kastor, of Braden-
ton, Fla., became the
bride of Eugene Capps,
of Morganfield on June
28, 2008.
He is the son of Pattye
Brummett of Pride, Ky.,
and Robert Capps of


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The 4 p.m. ceremony
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tian Golf & River Club
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North Port, sister of the
bride. Bridesmaids were


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Port, friend of the bride;
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Monea, of Fort Erwin,
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Flower Girl was Madison
Meyer, of North Port, niece
of the bride.
The Best Man was Mike
Lamintinia, of Spring Hill,
Fla., friend of the groom.
Ushers were Matt Palmer, of
Hudson, Fla., friend of the


groom; Shawn Muff, of
Marion, Ky., friend of the
groom; and Billy Brummett,
of Pride. Ring Bearer was
Coltin Capps, son of the
bride and groom.
The bride is a 2000
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is a stay-at-home mom.
The groom is a 1996
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miner.
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CONTACT US
FRAN VALENCIC
SOCIAL COLUMNIST
franvalencic@comcast.net
SUN NEWSPAPERS


Ben Caswell
enjoys perform-
ing at the
Venice Theatre
for the first
time. He played
the peddler in
"Oklahoma."


Casey Lima and Evan Glantz starred as Laurey and Curly From left, Natasha Turner and Hayley Balliet greet guests at the
in "Oklahoma." Venice Theatre before performing in "Oklahoma."



'Everything's things goin' my way


FRAN VALENCIC
SOCIAL COLUMNIST

"It's been my joy and
honor to work with them
each day," said Brad Wages in
describing everyone associat-
ed with the summer stock
program at the Venice Theatre.
Wages directed "Oklahoma"
which gave theatergoers a
chance to enjoy a lively pro-
duction of familiar song


and dance.
Evan Glantz made the
audience want to sing along
to his, "Oh, What a Beautiful
Mornin' and "Surrey With
The Fringe On the Top." Kim
Gaesser played a likable Ado
Annie Cames and sang a ter-
rific, "I Cain't Say No." Will
Betterton, who grew up at
the Venice Theatre, portrayed
a scary Jud Fry. AlyTufenkjian
showed her fabulous dancing
and theater regular Lori
Chase was the perfect Aunt
Eller.
"You've got to be hardy,"
she told the group at one
point and that seemed great
advice for anybody any place
any time. Bravo to director
Brad Wages and everyone
associated with "Oklahoma."
Visit venicestage.com for
theatre information or call
488-1115.


While at the Venice Theatre,
visit the Mitzi Voelker Gallery
to view "The Chained Heart."
The abstract paintings by
award-winning actor and
singer MaryBeth Antionette
will be on display until Sept.
27.
Happening today
Rush to the Venice Art
Center to hear John Seerey-
Lester tell the stories behind
his paintings this morning at
10:30. This rare opportunity is
open to all.
Simplify
If your to-do list includes
simplifying your life, call 497-
3506 and someone from the
Knights of Columbus Fr. John
J. Walsh Council 7052 will
pick up your unwanteds. The
group is having a yard sale on
Sept. 12 and 13 to benefit Our


Mother's House in Venice.
One of our best
The special person of this
week is John Seerey-Lester.
This fabulous artist shares his
love of nature through his
paintings and brings them to
life with his story telling. John
takes the time to talk to every-
one who has any questions or
interest in his work. He enjoys
talking to young people
about their work.
John captures the spirit of
animals in his paintings. He
shares that spirit and his pas-
sion for art and nature through
his stories. John's work makes
him an important historian.
He also has a terrific whimsy
about him and a great sense of
humor that warms the heart.
John Seerey-Lester is one
of the artists who make
Venice a great place to live.


From left, Jake Fricke and Steven Emery sing
and dance in "Oklahoma."


From left, AlexaTeebo and Stacey Gibson per-
form in the ensemble in "Oklahoma."


Preston Boyd and Jack Aland enjoy some the-
ater talk before "Oklahoma" at the Venice
Theatre.


MaryBeth Antoinette displays her Chains of Love Art at the Venice
Theatre.


Clair Lockeyear and Ela Kitapci enjoy their last visit at the Venice
Theatre for a while. The duo is moving to California, where Ela will
be attending the Coronado School of The Arts.


Brehonna Hugg practices at the Venice
Symphony summer camp.


Marina Pope directs a student orchestra at the Venice
Symphony summer camp.


Ashley Sboray and Alex Bracken enjoy music and
friends at the Venice Symphony summer camp.


Rob Tibbits and Peggy Horkan enjoy the reception for the
Chains of Love Art Exhibit at the Venice Theatre. Peggy is the
featured artist's mom.



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Michael Kramer rests
after practicing with
the summer school
orchestra at the
Venice Symphony
summer camp.


Cassie Urmano is an expert on the baritone saxophone at the
Venice Symphony summer camp.






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025 Port Charlotte
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1020 HOUSES FOR
SALE

Bank Foreclosures
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Bud Trayner Realty
941-766-7278
BUY! 4/B HUD $29,900!
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Venice
2/2 Oxford $120,000
NORTH PORT


3/2 Vizza
3/2 Sultan
3/2 Biscayne
3/2 Look out Ln
2/1 Biscayne
2/1.5 Chicopa St.
2/2 Margarita


$102,600
$120,000
$95,000
$113,050
$47,500
$42,000
$45,600


PORT CHARLOTTE
3/2 Cottonwood $132,000
2/1.5 Yates $63,200
1/1 Mallory $32,300
PUNTA GORDA
2/1 McKenzie $124,000
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Never Lived in
Log Home
5 Acres North Fort
Myers, 4 BR's, 3 Full
BA's, Den w/ Fireplace &
Wood Laminate Firs. 2
Decks, $289,900.
877-507-1122

1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

132 Kings Drive -
3 Bedroom Pool Home on
two lots. Excellent! $209k
103 Mark Twain Ln.
3/2/2 Fam Rm & Huge
lanai $188k
8 Par View Rd. 3/2/2
Pool home in Long Mead-
ow $219K
48 Bunker Circle
Huge 3/2/2 pool home on
Golf Course $244k

Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside
2/2 Handyman Special +
bonus rooms, 1 car
garage, built 1987.
$59,900. 941-815-8649.
2/2 NEW 1200sf
100% Owner Financing
No Money Down-$750/mo
Owner: (239)-643-6672
6432 Thorman Rd.
newer. 3/2/2 Pool Home.
Excellent! $178k

820 E. 5th St. Large 3
or 4 Bedroom with Water
& Sewer $146K
824 E. 5th St. 3BR/2BA
totally updated. Water &
sewer. $159K
Terry Long 941-830-
2347 RE/MAX Bayside


1022 ENGLEWOOD
FOR SALE

711 Boundary Blvd.
Huge 4/2/2 w/ pool Over-
sized bt $289k
248 Medalist Rd. Brand
New 3/2/2 Pool Home abuts
the Golf Course $319k
207 Rotonda Blvd.
Newer Huge 5 Bedroom
Pool Home $330k Terry
Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.
Bank Foreclosure. Remod-
eled 3/2/2, new Paint, car-
pet, appliances, pool
remarcited. 9406 Gulf
Stream Blvd. $99,900 Sun
Real Estate 941-376-7653
New Homes
3/2/2 1311SF $129,900
6166 Avila St

3/2/2 + Den 1480SF
$139,900
6161 Blueberry Dr

3/2/2 + Den 1825SF
$159,900
6169 Blueberry Dr.
Coastal Living Realty
newenglewoodhomes.com
Rotonda West Heated pool
home on canal. New roof.
Great condition,
$146,900.941-223-8159

1024 NORTH PORT

3/2/2 1200sqft. CASH
$135k OTHERWISE
$149K w/2 yrs mtg
pymnts pd. Worth $189k
800-870-8041 ext 37
HOME WILL BE SOLD
Aug 17 Bank Foreclosure
Huge 2/2/2 1800 sf, New
Roof, City Water. Sold for
$203K in '06 Opening bid
$68K (941)-922-4200

1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE


2/1/Den/Cpt
Central A/C,
New Roof 941


$70,000.
Scr Lanai,
764-0676


3/1, 25082 Harborview
Rd. Needs rehab. Will
finan. $900dn, $370/mo.
$45,000. 727-644-7219
3/1, Drastically Reduced!
Remodeled! $120,500.
Owner financing available
@ 5%. INT 941-629-6329
3/1, move in condition,
3267 Easy Street
$61,000.
(941)-457-7077
4/2, move in condition,
21440 Midway Blvd.
$87,000.
(941)-457-7077
All Closing Costs Paid by
Seller. 3/2/2 Pool home.
20167 Holland Ave
$119,900 Sun Real Estate
941-376-7653
BIG NEW!! 3/2/2
No Down Closing Costs
$1,290 mo. Must See
Details 407-923-2232
FSBO single family single
story home @ 3538 Pine-
tree St. 3BR, 2BA,
attached garage,
$280,000.315-685-1248
PC, Gulf Cove Canal Home
3/2/2, caged pool
5281 Boyle Terrace
$174,900 941-926-0022
PC, Saltwater Canal
Steal this home, NO
bridges to open water
3BR/2Bath/lcg
18414 Van Nuys Circle
$139,900 941-926-0022
PORT CHARLOTTE
2/2, large lanai, carport,
shed, clean. $54,900. Call
941-764-0875.


1025 PT CHARLOTTE
FOR SALE


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IN THE
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1026 PUNTA GORDA
FOR SALE

Wash. Loop/ 20 acres,
4/3/2, pool, barn, horses
OK. No fees, $425,000.
(941)-639-1797

SOUTH VENICE
FOR SALE

All Closing Costs Paid by
Seller. 3/2 Newer Roof &
Kitchen. Prvt Beach.
Owner will paint & replace
carpet. 837 Poinciana Rd
$119,900 Sun Real Estate
941-376-7653

1028 VENICE FOR
SALE

Lakes of Jacaranda Like
new 3BR/3BA pool, court
yard plan. Guest Apt.
$345k Angelia Young
A Young Realty Group Inc
941-966-8889

1030 WATERFRONT
HOMES

2002, 3/2, pool, deck,
dock. Fresh & Clean. By
owner 297M
Gulf Access. 375-2723
EMERALD POINT, PG.
Condo Boat dock, fur-
nished, pool, tennis, 1 & 2
bdrms. SALE or RENT
941-626-3350 Financing
Free waterfront MH w/3
years lot rent paid in adv.
55+ park on lake. Call
for more info: 813-965-
3092/951-733-9322 or
visit www.dinnerlake-
haven.com.

NW P.C. 3/2.5/2, pool
home, SW canal, $319K,
(941)-429-2258
www.forsalebyowner.com/list-
ing/EB074
PC, 3/2/1 Gulf access,
needs some work,
$245,500 Near Vo Tech
/PCHS 941-629-6329

Port Charlotte 3/2/CP
1800sf. under air, 650ft.
lanai w/jacuzzi, dock, boat
lift, tile and laminate
throughout. New cabinets
& appliances. Must see!
$229K (941)-457-9439
PUNTA GORDA ISLES
old sailboat section,
needs partner, low $$
down. (800) 685-5341.
WATERFRONT HOMES
5066 Ackley Terrace -
Right on the Myakka River
Gulf Access Wonderful
River Views. 2 Lots with
Protected Side Canal for
Boat Docking $495,000
1985 Georgia Ave. Over-
sized Lot WATERFRONT
Home with no bridges to the
Gulf f Mexico $345k Bring
Offers
135 Wilhelm Drive -
Walk to beach. Totally
updated! Metal Roof!
$329,900.
Terry Long
941-830-2347
RE/MAX Bayside.

1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE


1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE

AFFORDABLE Gated,
Waterfront community,
w/dock, pools, club house
w/exercise room & restau-
rant. 2/1 furn. sale or rent,
possible owner financing.
$123,900. (863)-558-
1004
Birdbayrealty.comrn
In Bird Bay Village
Golf, Tennis, Pools,
Clubhouse
PRICES DOWN TO
2/2 Waterfnt Condo $205,500
2/2 Waterview $169,000
1/1 Gardenview $94,900
2/2 Gold Course $180,000
1/1 Lakeside/Elevator $143K
3/2 Lakeside/1st Class $154K
2/2 Corner Golfcourse $165K
3/2 Corner, grnd fir $165,000
2/2 Villa $189,900
1/1 2nd fir, tile fir $119,000
2/2 Lakeside $199,999
1/1 Corner, Price!!! $85,000
Call For Full Inventory
730 US-41 By-Pass N.,
Venice, FL 34285
(941)485-4804 or
1-800-464-8497
Chestnut Creek villa.
844 Bayport Cr 2/2/1
Well maintained 55+ Low
maint. fees.
Pool/tennis.FSBO
$175/obo 941-964-0410

NEW VILLAS!
Developer Says...
Make Me An Offer!
Last 2 Units-
2 Bedrooms + Den,
2 Bath-Beautiful!
Close-Out Price-
$179,900.
+ Incentives
Visit Our Model at
325 Monaco, P.G.
Open Thurs.-Sun.
12-4 (or by appt.)
FLORIDA
HERITAGE REALTY INC.
941-637-0132

PG, BSI. Mondovi, '04
Grnd. Fir. 3/2/1, Tile.
1540sf U/A.$169,000
(216)-973-8111

1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

55+, Happy Haven,
Osprey lbr/lba/cp, lanai
12x50 $6000 obo
(941)-961-7476
Dbl Wide, Furnished Ridge-
wood 55+, Pool & Clbhse.
Close to all. $27K (440)-
964-6536
HANDYMAN SPECIAL in
Punta Gorda, 2bd, 1 bath,
approx 12x50, Owner
Fin., Total house pmt & lot
rent under $400/mo. w/
$2000 dn, 941-416-3800
Inverness Adult Park 1981
14x52 2br/1.5ba, laudry
off FL Room, Plywood
floors, Ceiling fans, Central
heat & air, Central water &
sewer. $215 mo lot rent
inclds mowing. Will accept
best cash offer. 352-615-
3167
Mobile Home in Arcadia
Park for Sale $8000 or
Best offer for more infro-
mation 863-993-9969
PG- TROPIC ISLE- New
2/2/CP w/ 12x28 Florida
room. Includes Shed.
$68,000. 941-637-1122
Polynesian Village
MHP.1495 Alamander
Ave, EngI Resident
owned, walk to Manasota
Beach, dbl wide resales
941-474-3636.
Pre-Owned Units,
26-feet to 42-feet. Ready
to tow or
FREE local delivery.
Charlotte RV Center, Tami-
ami Trail at Kings High-
way, Port Charlotte.
(941)-883-5555


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE

Small but Sweeti
1BR, 55+ park, no dogs
$5000
941-474-1353

VENICE ISLE REAL
ESTATE SALES, INC. 55+
Resident Owned Comm.
Lic. R.E. Broker. 941485-
7743 Many homes to
choose from.

VENICE RANCH
12x56 2/1 Asking $3500
Furnished.
24x48 2/2 Asking $15K
Furnished.
55+ Comm. NO PETS. Oth-
ers to choose. www.venicer-
anch.com
Dick or Steve 941488-5672

1205 LEASE OPTION

RENT TO OWN. PC 2/2/2
Murdock section. Corner
lot + 1/2. Call for info.
941-627-8032.

1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

$4,000 mo. Jamaica Way,
PGI, Harborfront 5/4/2,
5000 sf., Brian Keele,
RE/MAX Harbor (941)-
639-5661
$675 clean, historic PG,
2/1/cp, close to eat/
shop/park. Incl. lawn cut,
sm pet ok, 941-575-0481
$825/mo 3/2/2 East
Englewood
$900. Golf course
views Cape Haze condos.
Many others available
Remax Anchor Realty
Call Cathy Allford
941-830-2111
Floridahomeshere.com
$895, 3/2/2, Lake Suzy,
pets OK, golf course
comm. close to every-
thing. (239)-218-5085

3 & 4br Brand New,
Spacious, N. P. Rental
homes Flexible Terms
941-223-6067
owner broker
2/1 Gulf access, dock,
700sf. house, fenced yard,
dogs okay, $625 mo.
(239)-821-5551
2/2/1 w/dock @ PGI.
Nice water view & area. 1
month free. $850. 561-
6854938
Punta Gorda Isles 210 Dell-
do Ct. WATERFRONT, 3/2/
1.5, $875 mo. 1st, last &
sec. Must have excellent ref-
erences & verifiable income.
941-626-2293

24 Homes, 9 Condos
Call for info on
FREE RENT
All Florida GMAC
Real Estate
941-629-1121
www.allfloridarealty.co
m

Burnt Store Isles 286
Madrid Blvd. 3/2/2.5 luxury
home w/ in ground spa on
Twin Isles Golf Course.
$1300. 1st, last & sec.
Must have excellent refer-
ences. 941-626-2293
3/2/2 Saltwatercanal nice
home minutes to rt44, all
appliances,AC also in
Lanai. avail sept 15 $850
401-486-4667
juliann41@cox.net
3000 SF, brand new,
3BR/2.SBA/2CG, Ig. kit.
Burnt Store Lakes. $1300
mo. Lawn & pest incl. 1st,
last & sec. 941- 815-4013

3Bed/Rm 625.00
Close to downtown.
Surfside Realty
941-473-4050


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

3BR+ loft, 2.5BA, 2CG,
brand new 2 story on cul-
de-sac, 2855 SF. Burnt
Store Lakes. Rent $1100
mo or sell $275K. (239)-
273-7693

Adorable & affordable
1BR house, $545 mo.
$350 sec. 4943 Grobe
St. North Port
1-866-586-2412



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3/2/2 Fletcher
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BRAND NEW 3/2/1
Trop Gulf Acres, 12433
Catalina Dr. $795/mo.
(310) 613-8779

BSI- 3/2.5/2 on Canal w/
Pool, Boat Dock & Lift.
Annual Lease. $1600. mo.
(941)-726-1722

Buffalo Ave. PC. Brand
new 2/1.5 w/FL rm. Lots
of storage. Nice yard &
area. $750 mo. + $750
sec. + $200 water sec.
941- 456-6288.

BUY! 4/B HUD $29,900!
Only $238/mo. 5% Down,
20yrs @ 8%. For listings
800-366-9783 ext 7584

DEEP CREEK New 4/2/2,
Washer & Dryer, screen
lanai, liv. & din. rm $1050
mo 321-213-0168

E. Engl 3/2/2 1800 sf,
Pool, Split plan, New carpet,
sod, yd care $1195 mo lyr
Ise 505-2630434
E.Englewood 2/2/2 $795
3/2/2 $825 lst+sec
863-840-1825


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT





El Jobean
1/1 Harbor Village
$1000/S
North Port
3/2 Hartsdale $850/A
3/2 Affinity $950/A
3/2 Cosgrove $950/A
3/2 LaCoco $900/A
Englewood
COMM Fray St $800/A
3/2 Pine $1100/A
2/2/1 McFadden $800/A
2/2 Pool Dearborn $900/A
2/1 Pennsylvania $650/A
Rotonda
3/2 Oakland hills pl $900/A
2/2 Natures Trail $800/A
2/2 Apts. Dogs ok $650/A
Port Charlotte:
3/2 Sailboat water $1200/A
3/1 Lucerne $650/A
Cathy Ledford, Mgr.
(Need Help?)
941-681-1189
941-475-7011
website: www.icre.us

Engl, 2/2/1 newly renovated,
Irg encl. lanai, fenced yard,
lyr lease $950/mo 1st &
Sec (941)474-5036
EngI, Clean 2/2, Near
Beaches, Boca & Boat-
ing. NS/ Pet ok. $800.
(941)-350-1288
Engl-Waterfront, fish from
dock. 2/2 Unfurn. mins to
beach. $900/mo + sec.
water incl 1493 Maryknoll
941-798-9173

3Br/2Ba Executive
Pool home & 2br/2ba
Condo in Rotonda.
Furnished $995/mo -
$1400 Incls all utili-
ties. Avail Now Jan.
941-268-5275
www.LKVillas.com

ENGLE/N., 2/1 Large
enclosed sunroom. Tiled &
Clean. NS/NP $800
Ist/sec 941474-2462
ENGLEWOOD
Lg 2/2/1 FL rm
Dock htd pool $1095
OVERBROOK 2/2/1
1951sqft $825
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
www.RentalsFlorida.net
ENGLW $550, 1/1 cot-
tage, canal w/no bridges 1-
2 adults, n/s n/p, 1st/
Lst/Sec. (941)-474-7272




For a Complete List Go To
eraportcharlotte.com
or caffll for info.
$1395, pool, canal 3/2/2-PC
$850................ 3/2/2 PC
$995...........3/2/2, pool PC
$1495, Pool, Acreage
..............................3/2 /2 PG
$750...2/2.5 Golf Course- DC
$875 ..... ........ 3/2/2 DC
$895 ..... ........ 3/2/2 NP
$925 ..................3+/2/2 NP
Available Sunday

FREE Rent Until Sept. 1,
2008, Absolutely the
Best Deal! North Port
4br/2ba/2cG,
1471sf., Single-Fami-
ly Homes, $828/mo.
No Application fee,
$199 move in fee on
approved credit.
(941)-613-1469

GARDENS GULF COVE
3/2/1 comm pool $700
GULF COVE newer 3/2/2
granite counters $900
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
www.RentalsFlorida.net

GOT DOCK IN PC
Ship Shape 3/2/2, on
SAILBOAT CANAL. Flex term.
$1100. with lawn care
941-753-7433


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A Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, Real Estate Classified


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

Gulf Cove 3/2/2, unfur-
nished. 5569 Gillot Blvd.
$850. mo., 1st., Last,
Sec. (941)-624-0355


GULF COVE, 3/2/2,
on canal w/boat
dock. Easy access
to Myakka River.
Exc. cond $1100 mo.
469-766-0641

Harlem Heights 2B/1B for
rent. 1st & Sec. Deposit
$500 ea 863-494-3141



HOMES IN GATED
COMMUNITY
15 Homes!
Furn./Unfurnished
Annual or Seasonal
(941)-629-3337 or
(313)-600-5238
www.mbgvacationpropertes.com

N P Spotless 3/2/2's
Manila Ave, Billingham
Ln & Rhumba Ter
$850/$975
(941)-927-9176
N Port 3/2 on Canal.
Avail 8/14/08
$950/mo 1st + Sec
941-234-8123
N Port REMODELED
1BR/1BA $595
2BR/1BA $695,
F & S 941-423-8029
Northport/PC Line
New 312/2 all apple's,
Pet Friendly $950 /mo
321-239-0647
N. Port 34BR, Lrg
Fenced yard, Completely
tiled throughout. New
fixtures & appliances,
Spacious Garage. Great
Neighborhood
$1,200/mo. lst/L/Sec
(941)-232-8312
N. Port- Newer 3/2/2 on
corner lot w/ large yard.
*** Move in Special***
$1,000. (813)-777-8578
N.P. 2/1 + carport,
RV/Boat parking, 6' fenced
yard. Pets OK. $650
mo.941-815-8649.
N.P. 3/2/2, spa, fenced
yard, Small pets ok, close
to schools &1-75. $850/
mo. (941)-544-4060
N.P. New 4/3/3, all appl.
w/d, furn/unfurn. min
from Murdock Cir. Pets
okay (941)876-3541
N.P. Rent or Lease to
Own No Bank Qual.
Low $ down. $1,000-
$1,250/mo, 1-yr lease.
New in '06. 1942sf,
4br/2ba/2cg, applia.
Scrnd lanai. Rudy
(231)-590-3729
i-NEED A RENTAL-S
Paradise Properties
& Rentals, Inc.
941-625-RENT

No Port 3BR/2BA
RENT TO OWN
Move right in, Easy
qualify, city water, 4 to
choose from. $900
dwn/
From $750/mo
(941)-716-4451
NOKOMIS, new, 2550sf,
3/3/2, near beach, lanai,
$1500 (941)-539-5506
freewebs.com/house4rent
NOKOMIS, Sorrento East,
3/2/2 w/pool, recently
remodeled. On cul-de-sac,
lakeview, fenced yard.
$1395/mo. 941-234-2400
North Port 1/1, carport,
1,100 sf home, $475/mo +
until. 1st, last, sec. No pets.
94)716-3090
North Port Duplex -
Gallatin Lane, 2BR/1BA,
CHA, city water. $550
mo +util. Sec. dep. req'd.
Avail. now. 860-604-1125
NORTH PORT HOUSE FOR
RENT
3/2 2 CARS GARAGE
$950
786423-5382
North Port LARGE NEW
3/2/2, formal living, dining
& family room, 18" tile,
screened lanai, $999
Lease option avail.
(941)457-0727
N. Port 3BR + Den/
2bA/2CG, 2 yr. old HM,
Near 1-75. $825 mo.
CALL 888-701-4001
NORTH PORT, lbr/ iba,
$500/mo. water includ-
ed. First & Deposit. 941-
426-7297
North Port, 3/2/2 built
2005, soaring ceiling,
separate living/dining
$925. (941)-391-2665
NORTH PORT,
3BR/2BA, 2CG. Extra
Clean. $850/mo. 941-
812-4922
North Port, new, 5 min.
from Murdock Cir. 3/2/2
Lanai, San Mateo Area


$950 mo. 941-993-9887


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

North Port, Recently built
4/2/2 2200 sf under air.
Sec 8 Welcome. $1250
941-426-6217
941-423-0999 9-6
North Port. Like new
2/2/2 Cath Ceilings, Great
room 3481 S. Chamber-
lain $775/mo (941)-815-
1273
North Port newer 3/2/2,
$850. Convenient area.
1st, last & security. Annual
lease. No smoking. Sm.
pet OK. Call Gloria
(941)429-4292.
NORTHPORT 3/2/2
LANAI,BLT IN 03,ALL
APPLIANCES,895/MO+
500SEC 426-5904
NP 2/2/1 NEAR SCHOOL
& shops, Compl Renov,
tile,hdwood floors,patio,
$695 mo 941426-7240
NP 3/2/2 Quiet area,
close to PC $900/mo &
sec. 941- 544-3377
NP Newer 3/2/2 Beauti-
ful location on Greenbelt
Near 175 & 41 $895/mo
941-240-5555 or 928-1506
NP, 2006 3/2/2,Heather
Terrace, Grt Loc., Near
41 & 75, $975/mo. Pets
ok. Call (941)-544-7623
P.C. 2/2/1, Split Plan, w/
Lanai. Close to Kings Hwy.
$725 mo. Small Pet OK.
(941)-661-5388
P.C. 3/2 All Tiled, Pets OK
$900. month or $225.
week or Lease/Option
(941)-769-4720
P.C. 3/2 Available now,
lawn service, pets OK
$600. plus $250 sec 941-
815-8649


P.C. 3/2/1, waterfront,
$760 mo. Annual, Small
pet okay. 2/2 condo,
water incl. no pets. $600
1st., last + sec.
(941)-380-9212
P.C. spacious duplex,
2/2, lanai, w/d, $695
25038 Harborview.
941-766-1928
PC (3) 3 Bdrm. SW, nr. Jr.
High, very clean. Starting
@ $625. N/S., ref's 941-
7694077 or 740-6431
PC 2/2 or 3/2, tile, lanai,
appl. w/d $675-$995 mo.
1st + sec. Ann. Sm. pet ok
(941)-626-1514
PC 1587 Beacon $685
2/2/CP Avail. Immed.
Screened porch w/shed
941-628-9810
PC 3/2, carport, 1 blk to
boat ramp. Near Elemen-
tary school. $800 mo. Pet
OK. (561)-843-2332.
PC, 3/2/1 w/pool, fenced
yard, pets okay, quiet area,
$1200 mo. + Sec. (941)-
624-3149
PC, 4/2, 1627 Beacon
Dr. tile floors, F.W. canal,
extra storage. $795 mo. +
sec. (941)-764-3904
PC, 4bed/2bath/Pool
Beauty. $900.
ACCEPTS SEC. 8
(941)-228-7781
PC, STOP RENTING
OWNER FIN. Bad Credit
OK. Low Down. Low 30 yr.
fixed rate. $140K 3/2/1,
all tile, heated spa, pond,
fenced yard, shed. 22318
Priscilla Ave. 941-286-
5861.
PC-Reduced 2/1/1 WF
$675 2/2/lanai $575,
new roof, all tile, good
loc, (941) 240-1749.
PGI 2/2/2, Canal home
w/dock, screened lanai,
10 min. to Harbor, $875
mo. (562)-397-2755
PGI tip lot 207' on water,
4/2/2, pool & dock,
$1,400 + sec. Annual
lease. 941-505-2037
Port Charlotte Lrg., 2
bdrm, 1 bath, central
heat & air NEW blinds
& carpets, No Pets
$575 (941)-743-3489


Port Char. 3/2/2 In desir-
able Section-15, eat-in
kitchen, oversized lanai,
located near 1-75.
$750 per month + securi-
ty & utilities, pets nego.
732-330-3026

or arlotte
22072 Beverly, 3/1,
2287 Cornelius, 3/2/2,
North Port


3028 Velvet, 3/2
fenced in yard, $800.
Pets Welcome
941) 628-4494'
Port Charlotte 3/1, all tile,
pets okay. $700 mo. or
$175/wk. Available now.
(941)-769-4720
Port Charlotte, 2/2/1
$500 mo. 2/2/2 $625
mo. Both in move in cond.
(941)-661-6511


1210 HOMES FOR
RENT

PUNTA GORDA, 2/1/1,
near Library & Shopping.
$650 + Dep. 941- 575-
7638, 941-2044837
Punta Gorda, 3/2,
patio, beautiful area.
6041 Riverside Dr.
$795 941-740-4769
Rotonda West, 3/2/2, all
appl., lanai, near beaches.
$1,000 mo. + dep. Pets
ok 781-953-6653
S Venice 3bd/2ba Nice area,
close to walmart $575 mo
+ sec Short term ok Pets ok
544-7299
S VENICE, 3/2/1, file firs,
stone fireplace, Ig country
kitchen, quiet area. (941)
485-7135 or 492-7515
S VENICE, Very cute
1BR/1BA with loft,
Lg. shed big yard,
$800/mo. (941)4885700
S. GULF COVE
New 3/2/2 on canal Master
suite garden tub fireplace wine
cooler. Sm pet ok $1350
WEST COAST PROP. MGT
941-473-0718
www. RentalsFlorida. net
S. Venice 2/2/1, updated
lanai, hot tub, ann. lease,
$850 +. Take 9/1 save
$150. 941-330-5093
S. Venice 2/2/2 Great
Area Ist/last/sec $800
mo 941-4734071
S. Venice 2BR/1.5BA
/1CG w/ CP fenced yard,
shed, 1st & sec $850/mo
941-408-9264
S. Venice 2BR/2/1 + Den
.Serious inq. only. No prior
Evictions $795/mo 1st &
sec. 941-258-5061
S. Venice 3/2 New kitchen,
covered patio, 837 Poin-
ciana $845, 1st & dep.
941-376-7653
S. Venice Treasure 2/2/1
End sun room, huge yrd, 2
blocks to prvt. bch $875
(727)467-0202
S. VENICE Waterfront on
Myaka, 2/2/CP, Furnished
w/ Boat lift $775/mo 1st &
Sec 941-809-7072
SOUTH VENICE, 3/2/2, 6
yrs. old., 6 appliances,
weekly lawn care. $1125
(941)-346-9319

TO ADVERTISE
IN THE
SHOWCASE
OF HOMES
CALL JILL,
941-206-1200
jilld@sun-herald.com

Venice 3/2/2 in exclusive
Jacaranda CC, 2700sqft
$1300/mo. +Dep. Annual.
N/S. (941)-955-1331
VENICE EAST
2br/2ba/2cg prof painted,
spotless, fenced yard, scr
lanai, w/d hook ups, Refs.
$825/mo. Last & Sec.
(941)-488-6695
Venice Gardens. Charming
remodeled, Ig. 2/2/2,
1500sf, on cul-de-sac, lanai
$925/mo. 941-927-7524
VENICE GREAT HOMES
$850-$900
Gulf Coast Rentals & Real
Estate Co. (941)492-
4280


venice Isl spacious corner
unit, 2BR/2BA. Lanai, furn,
cable TV. 55+ near shops
& Hosp $800/mo. (941)
483-3407 or 713-517-1745
VENICE, 3BR/2BA, fenced
back yard. Pets ok. 608
Country Club Way,
$950/mo. 941-2324725
WATERFRONT CANAL
Home w/Gulf Access In
PGI, 3BR 2 full bath in quiet
area. A seawalled property
w/sailboat access min.
from harbor. 2CG, A/C,
appliances, deck. pool
(service incl. $1250 mo. If
interested, call 262-689-
5356.

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

$575 Deep Creek, spa-
cious & luxurious 1 bed
1.5 bath, wet bar, 1st fir,
on golf course, covered
parking, 941-628-8570
$99.00 MOVES YOU IN!
First Month FREE with annual
lease. 3/2/1 luxury 1425SF
under air. Small Pets OK.
OPEN DAILY AT
4520 S. Biscayne Dr.
North Port
941-350-2704 or
Toll Free 1-888803-3100
MARK V DEVELOPMENT
13355-C Tamiami Trail, N.P.
*2/2 waterview like new
condo. Island of Venice
$875/mo
941-488-8143


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

2/2 Gulf Cove Pt, Water
View Furn villa, 13100
McCall Rd. Avail now! Rent
negot. 941497-0599 or
961-7178
2/2 PGI End unit condo in
gated complex w/1 car
garage, granite, stainless
steel appliances, W/D &
huge heated pool. Call Alex
at 512-750-3524 $850
per month
2/2, beautiful pool &
spa, elevator, near hospi-
tals, $625 mo, very nice.
(239)-671-3511
2BR/2BA, water view,
new condo, Rolls Landing,
PC W/D, lanai, storage.
marina, 24hr sec. 795/mo
incl water/ cable Almar
Rentals MgmtSrvcs 941-
627-1465.
AFFORDABLE PGI 2/2
start @ $495. Others at
www.flarentals.net
Rlty Mgmt. 625-3131.







38 UNFURNISHED UNITS
CALL OR VISIT OUR
NEW WEBSITE FOR
COMPLETE LISTING
ALMAR-RENTALS.COM
SHORTTERMFURNISHEDALSO AVAIL
AMAZING CONDO! 1200
sq. ft. 2/2 walk to down-
town PG. $640 mo. Call
Josh 941-661-3720.
Bird Bay Viliage,
Unfurn/furn 1/1/CP,
Lanai, Pool, Tennis, Golf,
W/D, N/S $795/mo inclds
water, cable, trash etc
726-5828
D.C. 2/2, lanai, cath. ceil.,
tile, wood cab., granite,
w/d inc. Pets ok $675+ up
941-661-4539
D. Creek, 2/2 condo W/D,
pool, new appl, $600/mo.
+ dep. N/S, N/P. 941-
268-3875
Deep Creek 2/2 lakefront
condo, pool, tennis, club-
house. W & S incl. $650,
No pets. (941)-628-1745
DEEP CREEK 2B/2B
CONDO, LANAI, W/D,
POOL,TENNIS. $650.
N/P 941-255-9144
Deep Creek Gardens, 2/2,
1st. fl., w/d, pool, tennis,
No Pets $700 mo. + sec.
(941)-575-7559
Deep Creek Lakes
Edge, New 2 Possible
3/2/CP, Lakefront,
2nd. Fl, W & D, Pool,
Annual $750 mo., N/S
Available 8/15
941-286-0276
ENGLEWOOD 1ST
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf, pool $399.
moves you in $799/rm
941-4730450
ENGLEWOOD Sandpiper Key,
Furn 2/2 lanai, Sundeck, 2
pools, near beach, boat slip
$795 (941)-475-8191
ENGLEWOOD waterfront,
55+, close to Manasota
Key. 2/2/CP, pool,
$850/mo. 941-627-1058
FUN NEIGHBORHOOD
1 BED/2 BED/3 BED
Condos available as low
as $725/mo. All utilities
incl. Except elect. In
North Venice City Limits.
BIRD BAY REALTY
Venice office 484-6777
or 1-800-464-8497
GATED GOLF COMM
Brand New 3/2/1 Htd
pool, Tennis courts and
more! $900/mo
941-525-3127
HARBOUR HGTS. 27235
Adams Dr. 2/2 condo-cpt.
1 yr old. $595 mo. Pets
allowed. 216469-2944
Heritage Lake Park, 3/2,
w/d, cov. pkg., lakefront,
gated, pool, clbhse, N/P
$725. (941)-637-9842


HERITAGE OAK PARK,
2/2/CP. Like New!
1st Fir. All Ammenities.
$800. mo.
941-457-6811
If you are 55+... we have
one 2/2/2 at $795. avail
July 15. Sunrise Villas of
Rotonda 941-662-9369
IN VENICE CITY LIMITS
Lovely first fir. Condo
2b/2b. Overlooking lake,
$825/mo. New carpet &


paint, lanai & deck. BIRD
BAY REALTY
941-484-6777
Lg. 2/2 2nd. fl. $650 fur-
nished, $600 unfurnished.
Incl. cable & water, N/S,
N/P (941)-380-2823 or
204-2303
N. PORT, Free Standing Villa
2/1.5BA w/gar. Shows very
nice. 55+ comm. Pets ok.
$650. Pino, ERA Pref. Prop.
(941)-7164308


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

N.Port. 3/2/1, Gated
comm. $1200 Furn. $1000
Unfurn. Seasonal avail. 941-
3914018
Nice Lrg 2/2. New Apps &
w/w carpet. Convenient
Location $750 + elec. 941-
473-7425
NOKOMIS 55+, 2/2,
VILLA, fireplace, pool,
unfurn, nice, quiet,
$800/mo. 941-716-0844
NOKOMIS, Sorrento
South, 2BR/2BA, gar.
Lanai, w/d, $775/mo.
941-223-1171
PC 2/2, laundry, pool, ten-
nis, FREE WATER $675+,
1st. & 2nd. fl. Sm pet ok.
941-624-5967
PC, 1st, floor end unit
2bd/2ba completely reno-
vated, all tile floors, lanai,
covered parking, $750
mo. (401)-954-5090
PC- 2/2 Furnished Condo,
1st Floor Unit. Good Loca-
tion! 1 Year Lease w/
Option to Buy. $750. mo.
(941)-286-4186
PG Newer Condo 3/2
gated, W/D, top fir, eleva-
tor, pool, tennis. $975
mo. 562-397-2755
PG, 2/2, 1276 SF, W/D,
pool, no pets. $700/mo,
1st., last, sec. annual,
(941)-639-8125
PGI 2/2 condo $485. PGI
3/2 house, dock $650.
BSI 3/2 house, boat lift
$795. (508)-528-3057
PGI 2/2 Waterfront $600
3/2/1 w/dock, $995
Call Debra Peters @
ReMax Anchor Realty
800-898-7353

PGI WATERFRONT
2504 Magdalina Dr.
Condo. Spacious
2/2, lanai w/water
view. Off of Aqui
Esta. 4 unit com-
plex. $600, First +
security. Small pets
okay. No age limits.
239-939-7674 M-F
9-5, 805-698-9835
after 5:00pm
& weekends

Port Charlotte ibed bath
Water included Near Shop-
ping, $550 + Sec (941)-
697-5015


1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT

PUNTA GORDA ISLES
New Furn. 2/2, Club-
house, Elevator. Annual
www.trueswflorida.com
(239)-210-1521

SOUTH PUNTA GORDA
Country Tropical Acres,
Furnished 1 Bedrm, Lrg
Pool, Spa, Pond, W & D
on 3 Acres. $600 mo.
(239)- 225-8416

Ven-Las Palmas, 2/2,
screened Lanai, Pool, Club-
house, Laundry, RV & Boat
storage, Walk to shopping,
Adult Comm, Ann Rental-
$875mo, $500 first month
(941)650-5085

VENICE ISLAND
2/2 spacious, located steps
to white sandy beach, beauti-
ful sunsets. (941)485-7645

Venice Island 55 + 2/2
New Carpet & Appliances.
Water/Cable Incl. $800
(941)-730-3174

Venice, 2/2 1000 sf in
Plantation Golf & CC $800
Patricia Calkins, Agent
941-493-3359

VENICE, new 2/2 + study,
furn or unfurn. Lake view.
Pool. $975 mo. short/
long term. 630-917-0202

VENICE: LAWN MOWER
NOT NEEDED, 2BR plus
den, 2nd floor corner
condo, lake view, com-
ing avail. Aug.,
$850/mo All until. paid
except elec. in "Fun"
Subdivision. Call owner,
941-350-0441

Villa Esta II, Deep
Creek 2/2/CP, villa,
pool, golf course. RENT
or SALE
941-627-3500

WATERFRONT PUNTA
GORDA. Furnised 1 2
bdrm. Bring suitcase &
boat. (941) 626-3350

1280 TOWNHOUSES
FOR RENT

3 Story, New 3/2/2,
3,200sf. prvt. elevator,
pool, $1095. 3929 Cape
Haze Dr. 786-255-2805


AMERICAN REALTY OF VENICE, INC.
941-484-8080
Great Location! Spacious one bedroom
ground floor condo only 4 blocks to the Gulf of
Mexico or downtown Venice. Low monthly fees
and one month rentals allow for a great
investment for seasonal rental and vacation
getaway. Small pets allowed. $87,900

Ready for your vacation or year-round living.
Enjoy the pleasant view of lake and golf course
from the glass-enclosed lanai. This nicely
furnished 2 bed 2 bath condo offers community
pool & clubhouse, and laundry in unit. Short
Sale! $129,900

Location, location. Blocks to beach &
downtown. A great second home or investment.
This 2 BR, 2nd floor end unit has extra
windows & a nice screened balcony. $135,000

CENTURY 21 SORRENTO REALTY
941-966-3602
Access to ICW! 3/2.5 with den/office, pool
home. Waterfront park, community boat ramp
and dock. $498,900

Scrub Jay survey done and none were found.
Survey is good for 1 year. Adjacent to Mission
Valley this property is located in the vicinity of
schools, shopping, Gulf and golf. High
elevation and central water. $149,900

Mission Valley. Lowest priced in area. Owner
wants an offer! In a small subdivision of 7 1
acre lots offering central water, high elevation,
cul-de-sac street. Easy access to Hwy. 41 &
1-75. $149, 900

Drastic reduction Mission Valley. Bring
offers! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, great room with
fireplace, eat-in kitchen, caged pool, one acre
lot nicely treed and landscaped. Seller will
consider trade. $319,900

REMAX ALLIANCE
941-321-6858
Investor alert. Two blocks to private deeded
Golden Beach. Turnkey furnished in Tommy
Bahama style. 2 BD/2BA/1CG with large lot.
Finished Florida room adds another 180' of
living space. $279,900


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

$100 CASH BACK
Annual Lease PC 2/1, duplex
apt. quiet, but close to US41
clean. Small pets OK. $575.
Incl. Pest, Lawn. 1st & $500
Sec.
941-423-2856 or 716-2177
Port Char. 2/1 Completely
remodeled, tile throughout,
large, lanai, $600 mo.
(941)-639-2823
A GORGEOUS PUNTA
GORDA Big 2/1 brand
new kitchen, appls. & tile.
Large yard. Pets okay
$595mo.(786)-255-2805
Deep Creek, new 2/2/1,
living, dining, kitchen,
lanai, Ig. yard. Nomad Rd.
$775 mo. 1st. + Last.
Avail now. 941-743-4761
Deep Creek 2/2/1,
Screened lanai. Great loca-
tion! $650. mo. + deposit.
(941)-629-9101
Deep Creek 2bd/2ba,
Close to Exit 170,
$650/mo
(941)-737-7037
E Engl 2/2 Small pet OK.
$700/mo. Yrly Lease. 1st
Mo Free. $1000 sec
moves you in. Adobe Real-
ty Inc. 485-3998
Marcel 468-2529
E Englewood. 2/1 Lrg
Lanai, Tile, W/D hookup
Sm pet OK $625 incl lawn
serv. (941)-460-9403
E. Englewood. 2BR/2BA.
Annual. Unfurnished. Imm.
Occ. $725/mo. $550 Dep.
(941)474-5367
ENGL: Lg. 3br, 2 BA,
tile floors, stack W/D
incl. Clean, Very nice,
$750/mo 1st, last & sec.
989-585-3326
ENGLEWOOD New 2/2/1
all tile, large kitch, priv.
entry/lanai, $675/mo. +
sec. (941)-302-0629
ENGLEWOOD, 2br/lba,
W/D, quiet, N/S, No dogs.
Ist & Lst. $575.
(941)-473-7847
EngI, nr beaches, 1/1,
Inclds water, sewer, w/d,
lawncare $600/mo.
Ist/L/Sec. (941)-468-
8771
FREE MTH RENT 2/1/1
CP w/ tile floors & scr.
lanai. Venice. $600/ MO
941-2234488


1300 DUPLEXES
FOR RENT

Harbor Hts. large 1/1
$550. $300 deposit Pets
okay (239)-229-3716
Murdock Area, 2/2/1, Ig.
walk-in closet, pantry,
water incl. $625 941-423-
0486
MURDOCK, 2/1.5, w/w
carpet, screened lanai,
W/D hook-up, fans, lawn
care included, no pets.
$500/mo. Call 941-769-
6548 Days or 941-639-
8829 evenings.
Nokomis Free Rent! 2
Bd/lba Clean, Close to
park. Move in special.
(941)-809-3869
Nokomis Walk to beach,
room for boat, Ig.
1B/2B/2CG. Pvt. setting.
$800/mo. 941-232-5440
NORTH PORT-2/1 Fur-
nished, lanai, $600/mo.
Sec 8 Welcome
941-426-6217,
941-423-0999 Call 9-6
P.C. centrally located 2/1,
tile, clean, $550, 1st. +
sec. Small pets okay.
(941)-916-1535
PC, 2/1, scr. lanai, tile
throughout. $600/mo.
Water included.
(941)-685-7612
Pt Char 2/1 + bonus rm.
tile & carpet throughout,
quiet area, W/D incl. $600
mo. 941-661-4771
RENT TO OWN, PGI:
2/2/CP all appliances,
$700/mo, no pets,
F/L/sec, immediate
occup. (239)731-5188
VENICE EAST 2/2, large
lanai, very clean, storage
$750/mo. lst/Lst/Sec.
(941)-716-0844

1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT

(2) 2/1 & 2 Efficiencies
Starting at $600/mo
941-474-7171
**1 BEDROOM APT.
1/2 Block to Nokomis
Beach. $700/mo,
Less with maint. Assis-
tance. 1st, Last & sec.
941-488-5672
*DOWNTOWN VENICE
Embassy lbr apt.
$600/mo. + $600 Sec.
Walk to beach & churches.
N/P. (941)2440700


New price great buy. 2 bedroom, 2 bath + den
in Southwood on a lake with a beautiful rock
spa. Won't last at this price of $210,000

Family love boating? This canal front 4BD/
2.5BA/2CG/POOL home is just what you
need! Located on a tip lot on the Zephyr
Waterway and is only a short boat ride to the
Myakka River. $399,900

WHEELER REAL ESTATE
941-496-8700
Island lovers must see. Minutes to Beaches-
Boating-Island Shops. Tropical
3/2/2 w/pool & security system. $695,000

PARADISE REALTY OF VENICE
941-488-1111
Like New! 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with
family room and screened carpeted lanai,
domed kitchen, tiled roof, double garage and
large shed/workshop! $489, 900

Near Gulf! Huge 3 bedroom, 3 bath home,
family room with fireplace, eat-in kitchen,
large patio, double garage, plus extra 1
bedroom rental apartment. $527,000

Short Sale! Long on features, 3 bedroom, 2-
bath plus caged heated pool in Venice historical
district, walk to shops and hospital, bike to
beach and all Venice Island offers. $295,000

South Venice! Really nice 2BR, 2BA great
room plan, screened lanai, fenced pet yard,
recent painting and improvements plus double
garage in quiet shaded setting. $174,000

HACKWORTH REALTY GROUP
941-485-9147
Pool home. 3/2/2 on corner lot with lots of
upgrades & just 2 miles to Manasota Beach.
Large open eat-in kitchen, all new windows &
flooring, large enclosed lanai. $275,500

Close to Historic downtown Venice & the
beach. Three bedroom home features 2 master
suites, newer roof, alarm system. Plenty of
room for boat or RV parking. $124,500

DREAMTEAM REALTY
941-918-8000
1448 under air, 2/2/2, with family room in a
great location. Home prewired for computers.
Short sale. Offers wanted. $137,000


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Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, Real Estate Classified


1320 APARTMENTS 1320 APARTMENTS
FOR RENT FOR RENT

1BR starting @ $475, VENICE ISLAND, Efficien-
2BR $595. With 12mo cy, studios & several lbr
lease, 3rd mo free. No apts, available now! Nice.
dep. PG (941)-639-0663 (941)-7354020
lbr/lba, 3 blocks from VENICE ISLAND, Lg 1BR/
Venice Beach, off Venice Tile Floors, Fans, Spotless,
Ave. New appls & W/D. Walk to Beach, $640Ann.
$695/mo 941-716-1431 (941)484-7644


1ST MONTH FREE
VENICE- Newly Remodeled,
lbr $650, 2BR $725.
N/Pets. Sea Jay Apts, under
new mgmt. 941-232-9893
2/1 VENICE: 2 miles to Beach,
walk to Publix, Shops & bus.
Immaculate, Tile Carpet.
$699/mo. Annual. No pets.
(941)-374-3401
2BR/1 BTH private
entrance North Port off
41, $525 + utilities. 941-
815-3117
2BR/1.5BA, Deep Creek,
$700 mo. 1st & last
required. Call 941- 204-
3224.
Hampton Point Apts.
currently is offering 2, 3 &
4 bedrooms starting at
$449. Located off Ram-
part Blvd. Call
(941) 979-1002 today
for move-in specials.
CHAR. HARB. 2/2 CHA,
new kitchen, w/d hook up,
N/S. $575. mo. (941)-
505-8530
CHAR. HARB., 1/1, 2/2
Near Park. W/D Hook-up.
No P/S $600.-$700. mo.
Lease Sec 941-743-4663
Char. Harbor unfurnished
studio, elec. H20, inter-
net & washer inc. $625
mo. NS 941-628-0136.
CHAR. HARBOR 1/1 updat-
ed, incl. water, pool, scr.
lanai, no pets. $550 mo.
941-628-3759.
Eff $150 week, 1 Bedrm
apt $175 wk. Incl until.
Triangle Motel Punta
Gorda 941- 639-8356
Englewood P.C. 3 months
FREE. 2/1, just remod-
eled, tile, new paint. Pets
ok. $600 mo. Call (239)-
398-5473
ENGLEWOOD 1ST
MONTH FREE 12 mins
from Venice 2br w/ den
2 ba 1300sf,pool$399.
moes you in $799/mo 941-
4730450
ENGLEWOOD WATERFONT
1/1, Very Clean, Close to
Shopping, N/P $580/mo
941475-5409
ENGLEWOOD: 1/1 Gulf
front, furn., walk out door
onto priv beach. $650/mo.
+ elec. 9414754913

ISLAND OF VENICE
Eff, 1 & 2 br, 1-yr lease.
Immed. occup. No pets.
(941)416-5757
MANASOTA Key 1BR on
beach, very quiet area. Big
porch. Small pet ok. $850
mo. Incl Utils 941-661-7120
MANASOTA Key, 2/1 Furn
W/utilities & cable,Long
term $270/wk
941-716-3660
P.C. clean, priv. entrance &
bath, TV, Micro,
furn./unfurn. $350 + sec.
941-627-9933
Pt Charlotte 1/1 W/D pool,
$525 Olean near hosp.
Annual, N/S, N/P Call Flip
(941) 505-0482
PUNTA GORDA 1BR, quiet,
charming old Florida, River-
side Dr. $385/ security.
941-740-4769
Punta Gorda, Historic Dis-
trict, studio, immaculate,
water incl. NP/NS. $550
mo. (850)-841-9414
jWoodmerek
,,/ Apts of
Venice. Luxury
Community
SUMMER
SAVINGS!

1 bd apts/$688
2/bd apts $782
941-496-4161


Toledo Club
Apts. Luxury



Studio's /$527
Ibd apts/$605
2bd apts/ $647
941-423-6600

VENICE ISLAND 1 bedoom,
clean & neat. Walk to beach-
es & downtown $595 1-
800-7464030
VENICE ISLAND 1BR/1BA,
near beach & downtown,
nice grd fir villa style unit,
Sm pets ok $650/mo.
1st/Sec. $300 (941)485-
2578 or (941)468-8228
Venice Island newly
reno, furn/unfurn Near
shops,beach 2/1 $750
incl wtr. (941)-586-8966
Venice Island, 2/1.5, all
new, near beach, N/S,
1st., last & sec. (941)-
626-0413


VENICE, furn, 1BR/1BA, LR
& kitchen dishes, linens, TV,
etc., utils incl. $190/wk
(941)-4974970
VENICE-Spacious 2/1.5,
Unfurn, Close to shopping,
$700mo, 1st Last + Sec
(941)-966-2762 aft 6pm
VICTORIA POINTE APTS.
1&2 BR apts. located
along Sumter Greenway
in North Port
(941)-423-8720




VILLA SAN CARLOS II
22250 Vick St. PC.
Now Available -1 bedroom
For 62 or Older HUD
Subsidized Rents, income
limits apply. Call for appli-
cation. 941-6244404.



Villa San Carlos
Apartments
Now accepting applications
for housing for the elderly,
62 and older, or needing
features of accessible units,
income limits apply. Limited
availability. Please call 941-
624-2266




1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT

$200 OFF FIRST MONTH
RENT -1 & 2 BR TRAILERS
$450-$525/mo. + sec. PG
941-740-6000.
Arcadia 3/2 Mobile Home
in Rural Setting. Fireplace
& Porches, $800. mo.
(863)-558-2452
Country Setting beside
lake, fully furnished, $120/
week. Move in for $170.
Near 1-75 exit 164. (941)-
575-9577
NOKOMIS:
1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA
(941)-914-2760
Several Available From
$400 -$750. Punta Gorda,
Nocatee & Kings Hwy. Incl.
CHA. 1st, Last, & Sec.
941-624-0355

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT

All 2 Rm Suites, DSL. Trop-
ical Bay Waterfront, Sunny-
brook, $170 wk. & Up.
941-625-3004.
BANANA BAY MOTEL
Extended Stay Program
Furn. from $175 week
incl. utilities, pool & dock
(941)-743-4441
ENGLW, furn, $400/mo
includes all utilities, w/yr
lease. 55+ park, no pets.
(941)-474-1353
North Port, very clean,
utilities included. Close to
41 and 1-75. 5 min from
MCC (941)-323-0674
P.G. Furn. Studio/ lanai,
overlooks Peace River
NS/NP. 1st last & sec.
$625. (941)-505-8291
CLEAN furn. eff. apts. So.
PG $150-180 per wk, incl
util/cable, no pets. 941-
740-0491.

1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

CLEAN & SOBER Recov-
ery Housing in PC. Men
& Women. Interested in
sobriety 941-624-3748
Female.Full house privi-
leges. Own bath. Inside
laundry, Pool, cable, Util
incl. Very clean. $120/wk
941-628-5516
ONLY $100/Wk in PC/
Engl. Priv entr, cable, ac.
All u.dl incl.941-276-3134,
681-1161 or 276-1025


P.C. furnished, private
bath, house priv., utilities &
cable incl. $120 wk. No
pets. 941-625-2617
P.C. pool home, furn., priv.
ent. & bath, fridg, micro,
TV. $120 wk., $100 dep.
941-625-0792
PC Clean & Quiet, $120
wk. $450/mo incl utils,
furn'd, refs. 941-743-
3070. 941-740-2565
PC Furnished room near
Cultural Ctr & Hospital
$120/wk
(941)-769-5003
PG, FREE RENT! Furn., all
incl. $125 wk. 2-3 BR apt.
$325 wk. N/P, 941-639-
1089,941-623-7921
PG, $75 a week for
single $95 for couple,


(941)-626-3230


1360 ROOMS FOR
RENT

Prvt Bedroom & bath in our
home incis cable & utilities
for Female, N/S $400 mo
941-496-4514

1370 RENTALS TO
SHARE



2 roommates to share
beautiful 3 bedroom pool
home off Peachland. (941)-
876-6876
3br/2ba SHARE DUPLEX
in Venice. $400/mo. Call
(941)-321-3578
Share Home. Priv. Bdrm. &
Bath, for older woman, in
exchange, do housekeeping
& errands. 941485-2266
Share My 3/2/2 Newer
home. $425/mo 1st &
sec Non drinker, 30 +
941-268-7732

1390 VACATION/SEAS
RENTALS


*Venice Island Condo on
Canal. Ideal for couple.
Heated Pool on Gulf.
$2500 203-375-4151
Franklin N.C., furn. 1/1 in
town, deck & yard. $300
wk. $800 mo. Sec. & ref's
845-265-2443 or email
icwfrog@iuno.com
PC 2/2/2, neat & clean,
close to beach & shop-
ping, move right in. Furn
Seasonal/Annual. 941-
456-1640
VENICE, 2br/2ba HOME,
fully furn, 50+ resort fac.
Wkly, Mo, Yearly. 516-728-
7487 or 516-728-2991

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

$11,000 North Port over-
sized corner lot assessed
$29,100. Must sell. Own-
Agent 561-644-2100
10 Acres mostly dry, E.
Charlotte. SW canal lot, 1
bridge to Gulf by owner,
$95K obo.941-875-8974
2 Adjoining lots on
Wymore, NW Port
Charlotte $25,900 for
both. 941-815-1990

AUCTION!!
5 Lots,Tamiami Trl.
COMMERCIAL
GENERAL
MUST BE SOLD!!
Auction ends 8/26
BID NOW!
Call for
bidder info & location
941-

743-4277

WE BUY LOTS
SCRUB JAY OK
Gulfcoast Realty Int'l
941-766-7091
Your best North Port buy?
Canal lot Oceanside St.
$11K, 0% int,
$500 mo. till paid.
941-378-3780
www.mrlandman.com

1600 BUSINESS
FOR SALE

Manufacturing; Price
$52K; Patented product;
sales $120K Annually;
Be your own boss.
(941)-505-8022
Pizzeria seats 55, take-
out, delivery, 2-COP, Publix
Anchored Center near 1-75.
$355,000. Utopia Comm
Rlty941-815-0711
Pool & Lawn Co. with or
without truck & trailer. 20
Lawn accounts & 18 Pool
accounts. 941-875-3052


1610 BUSINESS
RENTALS

1250 2500 sf
Commercial/Retail
Former Bistro Sandwich
Shop. Good Location!
Albert 941-628-2883
CENTRAL PARK
4161 Tamiami Tr. PC
Two Suites Available
Suite 801 3122 SF
Suite 802 3460 SF
Both Suites Beautifully
Decorated & Ready for
Occupancy. Network Hard-
wiring in Place
Price Negotiable
Triple Net Lease
(941) 380-7901
Class A Office or Retail
space, corner of 41 & Mid-
way. 2,000sf. ready to
move in. Call Tommy 941-
6614138
Comm/Prof Office space
avail 900sf-4000sf,
Walk to casey key
Starting at $927.
Angelia Young 966-8889
A Young Realty Group Inc
800-1600 sf, OMI,
1 MONTH FREE.
Best in Murdock.
941-624-3055
ENGELWOOD, 2135sf,
AVAILABLE NOW office
space (941)-474-8599
Murdock Area
Prof. Plaza-41 Frontage
Approx. 650 sf & 980 sf
All Florida GMAC
Real Estate
941-629-1121
N. PORT US 41
1,000 sf Profess/Office
Reception, 3 offices, conf.
rm., internet ready.
Ample parking, signage &
visibility. $1,400/mo.
(941) 685-5702
North Port Park
of Commerce
2583 Toledo Blade Blvd.
3000 SF Free Standing
Building
Will build out to suit.
(941) 380-7901
Office & Retail space. 700-
3000 SF. $10/SF on Tami-
ami Tr in Port Charlotte
(941)-204-3224
OFFICE/WAREHOUSE
3349 Technology Dr.
1-75/Laurel Rd. Exit 195
1633-6532 sf $122. sf
Lease/Option Available
Frank Logan
941-223-0489
Century 21 Sorrento Realty
Commercial Division 941-
966-3602




Port Charlotte
Executive Office Suites
Receptionist, all util. &
other support svcs.
Omni Executive Center
A Friendly Place to be!
4055 TAMIAMI TRAIL
Across from Bob
Evans. Call Marj or
Jan 941-627-9755
PAULSON CENTRE
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES
18245 Paulson Drive, PC
80 s.f. to 230 s.f. Offices
Includes all utilities
Virtual Offices available
Call (941)206-2200 for info
PIK-N-RUN PLAZA
Peachland Blvd.
Retail/Office/Profes-
sional, Newly Renovat-
ed, Plenty of Parking.
1,200 sq. ft. @
$15.00, based on
annual lease, includes
CAM (941)-627-3500
6 MTHS FREE RENT.
VENICE AVENUE
RETAIL OR OFFICE USE
750SQFT $750/MO OR
1500SQFT $1500/MO
(941)-497-0775
Venice Offices/Warehous-
es & office-warehouse
combo's, All sizes and
locations aval 485-1119


1620 COMMER./
INDUST. PROP.

215-255 CENTER CT.
Office & Warehouse
space avail. 1400sf,
Rent for $1050.
941-321-8720 or
941-223-2944
4.3 Acres in P.C. Owner
Financing. $1,390,000.
Real Estate Broker, Jack
Porter (941) 268-0861
Approx 1000sf, 950 NN,
Central Englewood location,
water & utilities provided.
Call (941)650-5084
Desoto County, for sale or
rent 14,000 +/- s.f. on 5
acres, fenced, zoned I.L.
Rent $3.75 s.f. (863)494-
2651

DOWNSIZE!
Venice, 2000sf Industri-
al/Office/Warehouse.
14' oh doors, 3-ph elec-
tric, near 175 & Jacaran-
da. (941)-488-2021

Englewood, San Casa.
2000 SF, fenced yard.
Showroom WH, $1500
mo. 941-204-7352

For Lease Florida St.
PG, Warehouse or Office
w/ OH doors. Units from
600-6000sf, $6.sf & up.
New owner. 941-724-0048
Great Access! Warehouse
space in Murdock from
900 s/f to 8200 s/f.
Call 628-9016
Industrial Office Ware-
house, 1500 sf. for lease
$1700. per mo. 1st mo.
FREE. Call Larry Bailie
(239)-821-8027, Florida
Foundation Realty, LLC
PC. Prime office space,
3 units 1,000sf. each.
Brand new. Sandhill Blvd.
Turnkey/Fully built out.
(941)-624-5992

1640 WAREHOUSE
& STORAGE

3,000 6,000 SF.
Warehouse Space
Available. Excellent
Locations! Call Albert
(941)-629-2558 or
(941)-628-2883
4,000 sf. w/bath, O.H.
Doors. Also avail. 2,000,
1,400 & 400 sf. Paulson
Dr. CHEAP 941-626-0416
800 to 3000 SF Ware-
house/office space Mur-
dock & Char Harb. Start
$400 mo 941-639-7532.
LAST ONE 1200SF ware-
house. $550mo+ dep.
Storage America, 1145
Capricorn Blvd. Deep
Creek. (941) 627-9999

New 20'x80' Warehouse in
P. G. Lease. O.H. doors ea.
end, Ig park lot. $800
mo/Tax. 239-248-0020

North Port 400 w/sm. off,
800 & 1600 sf warehouse.
$250 mo. + tax for 400 sf
bay. (941)-661-6720 or
941-575-1908
WAREHOUSE SPACE for
Lease in NP 6000sf Great
Price & located close to 1-75
(941)4238100 ex17
Warehouse units avail.
1000 Sf with office,
clean, great location.
(Paulson Dr. ) 1st month
FREE starting @ $500
mo. Only 4 available.
(941) 815-6208
WAREHOUSE/work shop,
3000 SF, will divide, 12'
doors, close to 1-75, exit
164. Units from $350 mo.
(941)-575-9577
Whidden Ind. Pk.
1250 SF, 10' OH dr.
w/office & bath.
$650 mo. 941-204-7352


2000


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Restaurant/Hotel
2050 Skilled Trades
2060 Management
2070 Sales
2090 Child/Adult
Care Needed
2100 General
2110 Part-
time/Temp
2115 Home Based
Business
2120 Position/Job
Wanted


2001 HELP WANTED

Due to our increase of our
business we are seeking
for responsible, accurate
and sociable persons.
Easy! Up to $3k/month.
http://
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cies.html

2010 PROFESSIONAL

H.& R. BLOCK the nations
largest tax firm has open-
ings for TAX PREPAR-
ERS. Experience pre-
ferred but will train. Earn
great seasonal income.
Call (941) 629-0624.
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MASTERS LEVEL
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Exp. wkg. w/ troubled
youth pref.
Excellent benefits.
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Fax resume to:
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MORTGAGE BROKER
Local company seeks
experienced individual to
capitalize on recent
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Experience needed. Great
pay. FT/PT. Call Richard
Santos. (941) 456-4359

2020 CLERICAL/
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ADMINISTRATIVE
OFFICE ASSISTANT
needed FT. Minimum
3 years experience in
Quick Books & Excel for
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2030 MEDICAL

ALLPRO HOME HEALTH
Is looking for
Occupational Therapist
for Charlotte County.
Psych Nurse, for Char-
lotte & surrounding
counties. Excellent
Benefits, Flexible
Schedule & a great
working environment
(941)258-3355
or fax resume to:
(941)-258-3358

BEST CHANCE CPR &
FIRST AID TRAINING.
Now offering classes at
your convenience. Amer-
ican Heart Asssociation
two year certification: We
specialize in Child Care,
Medical/Dental Workers
and anyone interested in
learning to save a life.
Call 941-255-0675 or
Cell 865-776-9260

Busy Home Care
Department seeking full
time HOME SCHED-
ULER & OFFICE STAFF.
Computer experience a
must. Please fax
resume to:
(941) 766-1644

BUSY Orthodontic
office in PC seeking
assistant lab tech. Den-
tal knowledge a PLUS.
Will train 4 days a
week. Fax resume to
(941) 627-6716

Certified Medical Assis-
tant & NP/PA, wanted
for a family
practice clinic in
Englewood. No experience
necessary. Fax CV to
(941)-473-3583


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(941) 488-1111 (800) 330-6720
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Sun


BUSINESS & SERVICE


S Venice

Gondolier


E DIRECTORY


- t


B&L Building Contractor, Inc
GENERAL CONTRACTING
Let us help you with your unpermitted & expired permits
CARPORTS GARAGES SCREEN ROOMS POOL CAGES
* DECKS ROOM ADDITIONS SHEDS CONCRETE STORM PROTECTION

S74348858 66148398 SA
CBC1254660
QuaityWok- omeitive riin efrece


TH.S. INC.
TAYLOR HOME SERVICES
Building & Remodeling Contractor
Additions Doors & Windows
Baths Free Estimates
Kitchens Lic. & Ins.
Mike Taylor
Cell 941-626-3750 941-426-1496


Accurate
General
Contracting, LiC
A/C, Hurricane
Protection, Remodels
& Custom Homes.
941-270-0576
941-698-1501
accuratecgc@aol.com
) Licensed & Insured


Your business or
service for only
I-^^^^


4


Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
Englewood, North Port
& Arcadia


F"Istu20
ti sin g


Tour business or
service for only



Area covered includes Venice,
Pt. Charlotte, Englewood,
North Port & Arcadia

Ide -i W s


I, 'I =,U

A
I n


12)Oittus' Safflt& i@.FLa
M~.*qhterukh7LO


Muin P Ir of 'i ,,I I I


4 Specializing in:
Additions
HRemodeling
Kitchens & Baths
Interior Trim Work
SCustom Homes

,__ ILeVasseur
.. Building Re fdclIrng. Ini.
License#CRC1327092 & Insured I -el


Steve LeVasseur, President |
For all your construction needs, call us tod
941-698-9045
www.levasseurbuilding.com


Ceramic Tile
& Marble
Quality Installation
Custom Design
Service Experience
$1.50 Sq. Ft. Installed
(941)
445-0681
Lic./lns. Commercial,
Residential & New Construction
FREE ESTIMATES


CleanTime
SERVICES, LLC
* Dependable
* Meticulous
* Professional
* Insured
& Bonded
When It's Time
To Clean...
Call Clean Time!
(ww.CleanTime-Services.com
941-320-0023


Discount
Maid
Thorough
a Energetic,
.Dependable
& HONEST



Call
941-258-2092


D&G
Concrete, Inc.





)riveways, Sidewalks &
Patios at affordable
prices. Quality work.
Lic & Ins.
141.780.5968


HIGH QUALITY LOW PRICE


* Driveways Sidewalks
Patios A


Free Est.


MIKE
* Lic. & Ins.


V-41 SS6-4A


An Occupational
License may
be required by
the city and/
or county.
Please call for
the appropriate
Occupational
Licensing
Bureau to verify.


CTI ofSarasota & Charlotte County


Concrete Techn*ogy Incorporated
"Bringing Design &
Beauty to Concrete
Around The World"
P.O. Box 7405 o4
North Port, FL.
34287'
Call Mark @ 941-627.0022


& LANDSlA
Pae Dieay rsueCenn


SCHULTE
CONCRETE
Specializing in
Walks & Drives,
Foundations &
Pool Decks,
Flocrete
No Job Too Small
J.D. Schulte
941-493-1803
Cell 941-416-3092
Since 1978


* Custom Home Builder
* All Types of Home
Repairs/Remodeling
* Aluminum
Cages/Lanais
* Custom Garages
* All phases of
construction
* Plans Consulting
941-426-1489
LICENSED & INSURED
CB-C058694


Your business or
service for only



Area covered includes Venice,
Pt. Charlotte, Englewood,
North Port & Arcadia

- STIT K^iM3




Krauth Construction

* Custom Homes
* Additions
* Detached Garages
* Remodeling Decks
Lic. & Ins. #CRC1327458

941-809-0473


MOTHER'S
HELPER

Everything
Domestic


941-321-4137


In WALL &
PAINTING
Painting
STexturing
Ceiling Repair
*Water Damage & Repair
497-1313
Licensed & Insured
Lic.#RX00646598


Mike Schnell
Electrical
Maintenance
Service Inc.
Residential & Commercial
"All Your Electrical Needs"
Service Upgrades
Lic.#ER13012824
941.697-5726


Aroht Coahtl, Inc.
A unium!roRatoraflotgo..
Nor 30 1% *""MIN
4lW4in...
ROW RsWihri
*ON44 TWUpA up W


Hugh Morn
Misr


Handyman
Specialists
Residential & Commercial
Repairs or
Improvements
* Interior/Exterior
Free Estimates
All phases of work.
Licensed & Insured
Call 941-301-9663


, PARROT
INC.
Retired Northern Custom
Builder at your service.
Tired Of
High Costs,
Poor Quality?
Call Blaine:
941-662-0266
Full explanation w/free
estimates Quality interior/exi
work w/references Prompt
completion w/guarantee
License & Insured


W
Dave Beck
The Handyman, LLC
Kitchen & Bath
Countertops
Drywall
Texturing/Painting
Ceramic Tile
Aluminum Screens
941-423-1267
CRC 1327942
Licensed & Insured
Member BBB


CONSTRUCTIONN
AND PAINTING
Home Remodeling
Tile Drywall & Finishing Texture
Pressure Washing Framing & Roofing
WE DO IT THE RIGHT WAY!

941-628-2151 or
Nextell 161*55176*1


A Carpenter
Around
the House
Interior/Exterior
Remodel & Finish Work
Cabinet, Door &
Window Installations
Full Handyman Services
James M. Okell
941-270-1693
A Registered FL Co. Since 1993
Licensed/Insured


HANDYMAN
Painting
Pressure
Washing
and Much More!
Over 30 Years
Experience &
Satisfied
Customers
493-6736
Lic. & Fully Insured
Call For FREE Estimate


HALL'S TRUCKING
SERVICES
Stone Washed Shell
Fill Dirt Mulch
Shell Driveway Installed
Small Tree & Brush Removal
Commercial & Residential Clean-Ups
Reasonable Rates & Reliable Service
(941) 485-5717
Cell (941) 716-3650


Since 1984


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Venice

Sun BI Gondolier


BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY


Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
Englewood, North Port
& Arcadia
,ME =


J & K
HANDYMAN
* Driveway Repair
* Chimney Repair
& Cleaning
* Stucco & Brick Work
* Fences Carpentry
* Roofing
" House Painting
* Window Caulking
* Light Electric
& Plumbing
941.928.1883


30 Yrs. Retired
Electrician.
* Home Repairs A-Z
* Installations
* Maintenance
Fair Price &
Dependability

(941)-429-2219


Progressive
Remodeling, LLC.
All phases of home improvements.
Insured
2.. Free Estinates
1 25+ Years Experience
. ib chens& Baths
-jj CE. ^' *NewAdditions
P painting
Electric
SPlanning & Design
Don't see it? Just Ask.


Ai
Home Maintenance
Installations &
Repair Service




George
941-475-5600
Licensed & Insured


SERVICE ANY
HOT TUBS
* Covers & Cover Lifts
* Heaters & Ozonators
* Parts & Pumps
* New & Pre-Owned
Hot Tubs
* Green Retailer
ALL AMERICAN
HOT TUBS
941-484-9059
Lic CPC053298


Repairs &
Irrigation
'*' also V
Outdoor Lighting
25 Years Exp.


941426.-3237


I


Kitchen & Bath
On The Isle
A DIVISION OF DUYN CONSTRUCTION LLC
NEED IDEAS?
COME WORK WITH US
* Complete Kitchen & Bath Showroom
* Kitchen & Bath Design
* Replace or Upgrade Kitchens & Bath

488- 2284
3E. Milan Ave.-Venice,.FL


11 FA 1W*4Q174lty 111. VA .T.U ,t,,-1aUa lJ*~VU Jykj M, o


Dave Beck
The Handyman,
Kitdtfen &
Bath Remodels
Ceramic Tile
941-423-1267
CRC 1327942
Licensed & Insured
Member BBB


Oscar lZago
Complete Lawn &
Handyman Services.
Let me do magic ^
for you! -
* Will meet & beat your service
* By the job or contract
* Lic./ns. i}
* On Time Everytime
* Always return your calljobTh,
*JOB SATISFACTION
941-214-8406 or
Cell 941-539-1521


l_ vLawn & Garden Maintenance Landscape Design
f Mowing, Edging & Trimming Irrigation, Lighting, Drainage
r| |Fertilizer & Insect Control Arbors, Pergolas & Cabanas
Mulching Fountains, Pools & Spas
I/I 9-h. A- . -V ,-


II


941-485-1272
Visit our 90 acre nursery for Palms, Trees & Shrubs
2401 N. River Rd. Venice, FL www.hazeltinenurseries.com
Licensed Florida Landscape Architect(FL.L.A.)
Licensed Florida Certified Landscape Contractor(FCLC)
In business since 1982, fully Insured and Licensed For Sarasota,
Manatee, Charlotte and Lee County


KUSTOM
KUTS
& TRIM
1st Cut $16.99
Monthly Contracts
Available


JESSE'S
LAWN
CARE
Tree Trimming
Free Estimates


T.J. Milazzo, Sr.
475-0058
Lawn Mowing
Landscaping Design
Weeding
Mulch
Bed Irrigation
$65/mo. Most
Lawns or $25 per
cut when needed.
Dependable
Licensed & Insured


INDEPENDENT
LAWN SERVICE
Mowing
Trimming
Edging
Blow Off
504-4465
SENIORS' DISCOUNT
NEW ACCOUNTS BY
WEEK OR MONTH


COMFORT
LAWN SERVICE
Turf Management &
Complete Lawn Services!
Monthly Maintenance
& Total Lawn Cleanup
FREE ESTIMATES
Over 20 Years Experience
CALL PAUL BROPHY
941-234-5831


His & Hers
Lawn Care
* Maintenance
* Pressure Washing
* Odd Jobs


Licensed & Insured
941-429-0829


The State of Florida
requires all contractors to
be registered or certified.
Be advised to check license
number with state by calling
1-850-487-1395
or on the web at
myfloridalicense.com


LANDSCAPING, INC.

r Mowing
I Mulch
SStone
Design
Installa on
Trees
Shrubs
S Lawns
Locally Owned & Operated
Great Equipment
Great Work Ethic
Satisfied Customers
FREE ESTIMATES.
941-426-7844
Lie. Ins.


Browning services
(941)276-0762 or (941)276-1220
Lawn
Maintenance
Annual Contract ,
or by the job!! r
Charlotte County Licensed
FREE ESTIMATES!
Owners Darrall and Mary Browning are
Lifetime residents of Charlotte County.
We appreciate your business.


PROFESSIONAL
LAWN
SERVICE
SERVING
SINCE 1988
Now Accepting
New Accounts

941-219-2048


ev-nos



941-445-4150

Starting at $80/nlnth


Your business or
service for only



Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
Englewood, North Port
& Arcadia

M E


Pottle's
Masonry &
Concrete
Over 30 yrs.
Experience
941-475-6211
or
207-214-8450
Licensed & Insured


Moving & Delivery
Reliable, Courteous,
Very Low Rates
15 yrs. Experience
Lic. & Ins.
941-237-1823


Sandpiper
Painting, Inc.
Husband & Wife
Painting Team
I " "




Interior/Exterior.
18 Years Exp!
941-484-8495


Interior/Exterior
CUSTOM
PAINTING
Reasonable Rates
Interior is My Specialty
Pressure Cleaning
Concrete Staining
Any surface, any color
JAMES D. ROOT
488-3112
Local Owner/Operator Since 1984
Local, Satisfied Residents
Licensed & Insured


Your business or WILLIAMS PAINTING Affordable
service for only 'P
serv ~~Ik A&M & DRYWALL INC. Plumbing
7A&M *w *Residential Plumbing
kQua lity Free Estimates Repairs & Alterations
ityW sured terHeater Replacements
PaintingT ^ 9. ..^Licensed & Insured
Area covered includes Venice, Painting Pressure Washing Water Treatment
Pt. Charlotte, Englewood, Interiors & Exteriors Commercial & Residential *Reverse Osmosis Installation
North Port & Arcadia 25Yrs Experience Local 15 Years Experience* References Available (941)423-6231 or
SFEE ESTIMATES Bill Williams, Owner-941234-5602 (941)504-0794 or
Aderin W941-697-8620 Anita 941.586.1621 (941)4F96-9400


ALLPHASE HOME

TREATMENTS
Pressure Treating
Painting
Coatings
No Job too BIG or small!

941-321-0637



ProTek Plumbing
& Drain Specialists
DO YOU HAVE SLOW DRAINS???
"WE OFFER COMPLETE ROOTER SERVICES"
"ALL YOUR
PLUMBING
REPAIR NEEDS"
license # CFCO57933 5

475.3949 or 575.7324


* Slab & Wal
* Repipes
* Replace &
* Backf low
* Remodels
State Certified
Master Plumber


I Leaks One Call
Repairs Does It All

q23-3058
Precision Plumbing
and Leak Detection


DOUBLE
DIAMOND
Because, Pools
are Forever!
Cleaning, Service
& Supplies
Free Estimates &
Chemicals Checks
941-475-7514
Licensed, Bonded, Insured


Rays
Pool Cleaning
* Experienced
* Mature
* Dependable
$69.00 Mo.
(Includes Chemicals)
House Watching
Available $25.00
941-223-7786


Ennance THe LOOK & value
Of Your Investment.
* Pool deck renovations
* Driveway designs
* Garage floors
" Patio's
" and more
* Licensed & Insured
* Sr. Discounts

Quality Decks
941-375-1103


Pool Clean Service
Pumps Chlorinators
Lic. & Ins.
941.526.7589


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BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY


Venice

Gondolier


-


Ine State oft lorlda
requires all contractors to
be registered or certified.
Be advised to check license
number with state by calling
1-850-487-1395
or on the web at
myfloridalicense.com


Kirsten Decks
& Pools, Inc.
Pool Renovations
Pool Tile
Pool Coping
Brick Pavers

941-423-6604
941-815-3412
FLLic #SCC1 31149982


Jim Davis
Pressure Cleaning
* Exterior/Interior
* Driveways
* Pool Deck
* Lanai's
Osk about oar
driveway special
497-1890


VENICE
PRESSURE
CLEANING
"TILE ROOF
SPECIALISTS"
"Also House Painting
& Roof Coating"
497-2493
Same Cleaning
Since 1984
Associations Welcome!
Lic./Insured Free Est.


Nelzco
Remodeling,
Inc.
Free Estimates
On Time/On Budget
30 Yrs Exp.
Licensed & Insured

941.408.3868
#CRC1329693


Randy Haskett
Screening
Licensed & Full Insured
25 yrs. of experience
SPECIALIZING IN RESCREENING
POOL CAGES & LANAIS
Also Repairs, Entryways, Garage, Sliders
No Job
foo Sna809-1171


Rescreens
amily Owned & Operate
*Pool cages
*Lanais
*Entryways
*Garage Sliders
Honest, Dependable,
Quality Service
References Available.
=REE ESTIMATES
Ucensed & Insured.
94 1-9 15-7793
or 493-4570


Reroof Roofovers
Repairs
I.I $$
: GUARANTEED
O SAVINGS
O $$
2 473-7464
" 484-7474
O JH Maintenance Serv.
9 #CCC1328319


I


RUSSELL
SCREEN REPAIR
SERVICES


Repair & Re-Screen On:
Pool Cages, Lanais
Front Entryways
Gutter Repairs
Internal Soffit Repair
Repaint Pool Cage
Screen Doors
Garage Screen Sliders
Member Chamber of Commerce
& Better Business Bureau.
ag: 941.473.8951
Licensed & Insured



TE 61
WATER'.co
* Shingles, Slots,
Metal,Tile, Repairs
* Old Roof Removal
Our Specialty
* Full Carpentry
#CCC058184
* Free Estimates
* Fully Insured
483-4630


I ~


Resurfacing A-1 COATINGS
Pool Decks
P Driveways. BOND CONTRACTORS, INC.:
Old & new cement. Water Proofing Roof Coatings
Why Replace it! Save it and Save $!
e 12Yr Warranty Extends Preserves & Rejuvinates Roof Life
Increases Wind Protection Mildew Resistant
Unly$.99 pr sq.ft Any Color Even Clear R-24 R-Valve Shingles
Built Up -Tile Foama Polyester Metal Flat Roofs & More
Bogdan 426-9354 496-8316 800-221.6751
Pendakov, Inc. Lic# CCC058170

94C13800071 10% Discount .
94 1-38 0-0071 :- - -- - -- -- - -


iREAT ROOFING, LLC
& CONSTRUCTION
Experts:
Repairs & Re-Roofing


Deal Direct with owners. No Salesman
941-718-6188
Lic#CCC1327052 Roofing
Lic# CGC1513331 General Contractor


Roof Problems?
We have your solutions
James Weaver
Roofing, Inc.
Free
Estimates /
Family owned
& Operated Z l
Since 1984
Lic#CC1325995 & Insured
Shingles, Metal & Flat
Roofs, Replace, Repair,
New Construction
941-426-8946


He-Hooting & Hepair specialists
LEONARD'S ROOFING, INC.


I ~


* Shingle
Tile
* Built-Up


Family owned and
operated since 1969
Single Ply
Metal
Full Carpentry
Service Available


Reagan Leonard 488-7478
Lic.# RC 0066574


We } SHUTTLE SERVICE
Save Gas Money!
Save Parking Fees!
WC Save The Hassle!
S3r77 Q.3894 We shuttle to Tampa,
41 C -377 -34 o- Sarasota/Bradenton,
r Hurricane Fabric Pete
Sage, Lanai, Door Clearwater/St. Pete
& Window Re-Screens & Ft. Myers Airports.
* Retractable Screen Doors I Al Seaport.
* Pet & Solar Products ii Also Tampa Seaport.
SCREENMO E Reasonable Rates!
'w.w9ruimahiI n Call
941-468-8180


RICH LANDERS
STUCCO, INC.
New Constriction & Remodels
Rusted bands & wire lath repair.
Spraycrete &
Dry-wall repair.

(941)497-4553


Your business or
service for only



Area covered includes Venice,
Pt. Charlotte, Englewood,
North Port & Arcadia

-,V Sp m 2 #


marc rowers
Installer Repairman
SFormerly weriezon
*39 Years Exp
Business &
Residential
Telephone Services
SCAT 5E/6 Computer Networks
* Jacks & Wiring
SRepairs & Troubleshooting
SBusiness Telephone Systems
941-918-2377
Serving Sarasota &
Charlotte Counties


CERAMIC TILE
SALES AND/OI
INSTALLATION
35 YRS EXP.
NO JOB TOO SMALL
12 yrs. In Rotonda West.
Free estimates.
Installer/Owner.
Call Jim
941-697-5948


DIRTY CRAIG'S
C ANAI? CARPET CLEANING
Carpets & Upholstery Now that Pool Season
*Tile & Grout is here. Don't power
*Patios & Lanais wash your Lanai, that
Professional just sprays the dirt
SDependable around, onto your
Affordable Rates screens, etc. We will
Owner Operated extract the dirt from your lanai, without
SLicensed & Insured making a mess, leavingit bright and
SResidential &
Commercial Services as ew
Appointments At Your Convenience:
CALL 234-8444
NO JOB TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL, FREE ESTIMATES.


U Tile Masters
remodeling repairing rejuvenaOtJtinle
"Kitchens, Baths, Flooring
from one tile to 10,000
We are your source for professional
tiling services and products.
Hollow Cracked or loose tile?
We are Re-Bonding specialists!
Call 662-0069 for your
free estimate today
www. tilemastersonline. corn


For all your Tile Needs
"When Quality Counts"
LEMON BAY
TILE
Specializing in
remodeling. FREE in
home estimates.
30 yrs. experience.
474-1000
Licensed Insured -
Bonded


STEVEN'S
TREE SERVICE
941-493-0012
"We Leave Your
Yard Clean"
Good Work
Reasonable Prices
Over 30 Years In Venice
Fully Insured


WALKER'S
FILE LTD. CO.
Ceramic Tile &
Wood Flooring
Installer
Free Estimates
Professional Installations
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed & Insured
941.237.1850


_Freferred
property
Care
TREE DIVISION
* STORM PREPARATION*
*TREE REMOVAL*
*TRIMMING SHAPING
* 50 FT. BUCKET TRUCK.
* CHIPPER BOBCAT *
941-716-3428
COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL
LICENSED/INSURED


Your business or
service for only



Area covered includes
Venice, Pt. Charlotte,
Englewood, North Port
& Arcadia

WE-=N


An Occupational
License may
be required by
the city and/
or county.
Please call for
the appropriate
Occupational
Licensing
Bureau to verify.


f AQUAFLOW LLC
You deserve
better water!!
4-Stage under sink r/o drinking water system
$379.99 (installed)
Reverse Osmosis Filter Service
$49.95 (Includes 2 carbon filters & labor)
Well Equipment Service 20 point check & tune up
$39.95(free 601b salt)
Fast & friendly repair service on most
water treatment systems.
Night & weekend service available at no extra charge!
941-258-4532 www.aquaflowwater.com
Licensed & Insured Visa/MC


Window
Treatments &
Custom Sewing
for your home.
Draperies & Cornices,
Blinds & Shutters
1,000's of fabrics.
Decorative Hardware
25 YEARS OF EXP.
Call Karin
941-716-0962


WINDOW
CLEANING
Pressure Washing
Husband &
ife Tea
Free Estimates Local
Gil & Rhonda
Since 1989
941-400-3090
Lic & Ins.


Customjiome R(epairs, Inc.

Windows, Doors & more...
Your Complete Handyman Service
Jeff Reinhardt
* Silverline ImpactWindows Maintenance, Repairs, Install
* Hurricane Shutters & Accordions Big Job or Small...We Do It All
* Entry Doors & Interior Doors Fast, Dependable Service
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2030 MEDICAL 2030 MEDICAL


DENTAL ASSISTANT
CDA or Expanded duties
w/exp. preferred.
Benefits & salary
commensurate w/exp.
Established solo practice.
(941)-639-1124
Fax resumes to:
(941) 639-6527

DENTAL ASST, F/T,
some front desk, new
Venice ofc. Exp reqd.
Email resume:
lkvda@yahoo.com
EMT needed for mobile
unit. Fax resume to 407-
320-0820 or contact 407-
947-0071

Food Service
Director
Charlotte Harbor Health-
care is seeking a dynamic
& creative individual to
direct our food service
operations. The ideal can-
didate will have a strong
hospitality background.
CDM certificate and proof
of successful sanitation
survey history preferred.
CHHC wants to change
the way people think
about food service in
health care. If you are
excited by this challenge
please fax or email your
resume to: tbell@hpclini-
cal.com or (941) 255-
9006.
Attention: Administrator

FRONT DESK MEDICAL
RECEPTIONIST, P/T,
must be experienced
w/insurance knowledge.
Punta Gorda/North Port
area. Ability to multi-task
and handle several tasks at
a time. Energetic, friendly
disposition. Medical assist-
ing experience helps and is
a plus. Email: ofb@itdcon-
sulting
inc.com or fax resume to
(941) 347-8244
FT & PT FARM MAINT.
POSITIONS AVAIL.

INCL. SOME WEEKENDS.
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT
NOT LIMITED TO:
MOWING, WEAD EATING,
GENERAL CARPENTRY,
PVC REPAIR, MOVING
MATERIAL W/ FRONTEND
LOADER, GRADING, STALL
CLEANING,
SIMPLE TRACTOR MAINT.
MUST HAVE CLEAN DL.
INFORMATION OR
RESUME TO: EMAIL:
VENICEFRM@AOL.COM
FAX: 941-484-8245
NO PHONE CALLS
PLEASE!!!!



HHA/ CNA/ Homemak-
ers needed for immediate
placement in Port Char-
lotte, Arcadia, Venice &
Englewood. Competitive
wages. Health plan &
401K available. Call today,
work tomorrow. Call Mon -
Fri., 8am-4pm. 941-764-
0880 or 941-480-0880.
ALL STAT HOME
HEALTH

HOME HEALTH
RN Case Mgr. Full
Time
LPN Part Time, 20
hours per week




Human Resources
Desoto Memorial
Hospital
900 N. Robert Ave.
Arcadia, Fl. 34266
OR
www.dmh.org and look
under Careers
OR
Fax Resumes to:
863-494-8400
E-mail: hr@dmh.org
863494-8405

immediate opening, part
time, front desk, physical
Therapy office, exp. pref.
Please fax resume
941-255-5943

INSURANCE BILLER -
Accounts Receivable
Specialist P/T for med-
ical office in Punta Gorda.
Medics Elite experience
helps and is a plus. Email:
ofb@itd
consultinginc.com or fax
resume (941) 347-8244
LPN's and RN's needed.
Great starting pay! Work
when you want! Start
immediately! Most of the
work is in Desoto Coun-
ty. Must be dependable.
Call Affordable Staffing @
941-743-5912 9a-6p
MA, RMA, CNA P/T for


medical office in Punta
Gorda. Email: ofb@itd
consultinginc.com or fax
resume (941) 347-8244

NURSING SUPERVISOR for
Ambulatory Surgery Center,
20-24 Hrs Weekly, No
Nights/Weekends. Fax
Resume 941484-9690


Murdock Family Medicine
is currently seeking a
Florida Licensed
Nuclear Medicine
Technologist.
Must possess NMTCB or
ARRT. Qualified candidate
will have at least 2 yrs of
experience administering
radiopharmaceuticals in
diagnostic and therapeutic
studies following state
guidelines regarding
radioactive materials. Abili-
ty to handle and possibly
lift patients, dynamic per-
sonality, team oriented and
strong computer skills a
must.
Benefits include: health,
dental, Retirement w/co
match, Life, STD, AFLAC,
paid vacation, sick and hol-
idays. DFWF
Murdock Family Medicine
is currently seeking an
experienced
LPN/CMA/RMA
for fast paced family prac-
tice. Qualified candidates
must be either LPN or CMA
or RMA and will have at
least 2 years experience in
family practice/ office set-
ting and possess strong
computer skills, teamwork
skills, fantastic attitude,
and ability to multi-task.
Knowledge of medical
manager software (Elec-
tronic Medical Records) is
a HUGE plus.
Benefits include: health,
dental, Retirement w/co
match, STD, Life, Vol Life,
AFLAC, paid vacation, sick
and holidays.
Qualified candidates may
fax resume to Human
Resources at
941-235-7148. DFWF
Optical Lab Tech, experi-
enced & Customer Serv
Rep needed for Lab in
Sarasota 941-276-9581
Phamacy Tech. Experi-
ence required. No nights,
Sunday or Holidays. Ex
wage/benefits package.
LTC experience a +
941488-8800 Venice
PHYSICAL THERAPIST
PHYSICAL THERAPIST
ASSISTANT, LICENSED
MASSAGE THERAPIST
needed F/T in out
patient clinic. Please
fax resume to:
(941)-766-1644
Physical therapist or
PTA needed for one-on-
one patient care at pri-
vate practice in Engle-
wood. Full or part time.
Fax resume to: 941-
474-0547
PT Medical Asst. or LPN
Approx. 2 to 3 days
per week. Fax resume
to: 941-639-0466
RECEPTIONIST
Full-Time for busy med.
office. Must be EXPERI-
ENCED, detail oriented
and able to multi task.
Excellent wages, health
ins., 401K, PTO. Free uni-
forms. Friendly work
atmosphere. Please fax
resume to 941-255-1085
RECEPTIONIST needed
for busy Surgeon's Office
in P.C. Immediate opening.
Medical office
experience a MUST!
Fax resume to:
941-624-0941

RELIEF COOK
F/T Must be experi-
enced In LTC, diets &
regulations. Excellent
Salary & Benefits. Call
for an appointment
(941)426-8411
EOE DFWP

2035 MUSICAL

CHORUS DIRECTOR
needed for Local Sweet
Adelines Ladies Barber-
shop Chorus. 941-743-
3050 or 941-575-7669
MOTIVATED WOMEN
SINGERS WANTED.
Peace River Harmony
Women's Barbershop Cho-
rus meets every Monday
night @ American Legion
Post #103, Taylor Rd.,
Punta Gorda in the
Women's Auxiliary room
from 6:30 9p. Holding
open call for performing
season. (941) 743-3050
or (941) 423-0290




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2040 RESTAURANT/
HOTEL

A+ BARTENDER
School. Ages 18+
Placement Assistance
239-334-6300
Ft. Myers
www.BartenderDealer.com
COOK
for busy ALF. with Fine
Dining, hotel & buffet
experience a plus. Call
between 9-4.
(941)-426-9175
Cook, Dayshift, Full Time.
Great Pay/Benefits. Call
Nancy 941468-6419

FT Dietary Aide
84 Unit Senior bldg. seek-
ing a flexible, energetic,
super customer friendly
team player. Wkend rota-
tion. NO late hours,
Crim/Drug Test req.
Restaurant exp. helpful.
Medical Benes+ Apply in
person at: 2305 Aaron
Street, PC
KFC MANAGEMENT
Opportunities. Exc.
salary, Bonus & Benefits
package. Apply at any
KFC or fax resume to
239-997-2891.

LINE COOK
EXPERIENCED
Fulltime
Apply in person:
Mon-Fri. 1-3PM.
Jacaranda West CC,
1901 Jacaranda Blvd,
Venice. EOE,
D/F/W/P

2050 SKILLEDTRADES

APARTMENT
MAINTENANCE

Hampton Point Apart-
ments is currently
accepting resumes for
Maintenance Supervi-
sor position. Experi-
ence and HVAC certifi-
cation required. Mini-
mum 3 years of multi-
family experience.
Come join our winning
team!

Please fax resume to:
941-979-1003
DFW/EOE

ELECTRICIAN NEEDED
for SERVICE WORK.
Must be able to trouble
shoot.
(941)-484-6410
FT Marine Mechanic
Yamaha or Mercury
Certified only apply.
Noah's Marine 474-3300
Local excavating company
is seeking a motor grader
operator with at least 10
years of experience in
heavy highway and local
municipal and commercial
construction in the state of
Florida. Applicants must
have proven work experi-
ence in fine grading lime-
rock base and crushed
concrete. Applicants must
also be self starters and
willing to accept responsi-
bility. Interested parties
should contact the main
office number 941-756-
6760 for an application.
E.T. Mackenzie of Florida,
Inc. is an equal opportunity
employer.
MARINE CONST
Venice based company
seeks experienced
Dock builder. Clean DL
req'd Please call
941-716-4987 between
9am-3pm Mon-Fri Only

MOLD & WATER
REMEDIATION
Must be Mold &
Water Certified.
Top $30K Per Year.
Possibility for
Advancement.
Drug Free Workplace

Apply in person to:
Southwest Restora-
tion, 4290 James St
Unit 8. Port Charlotte
(941)-743-4466

PAINTER NEEDED
5 yrs exp. a must.
(941)-234-5038

2070 SALES

APPOINTMENT
SETTERS

P/T DAY & NIGHT
HRS.


* $8.00/Hr. Day
* $9.00/ Hr. Night
* Great Bonuses
* No Exp. Needed
* Paid Training
* RT. 41 Location

Call 941-613-1870
Ask for Virginia

CAREER Changing Oppty. 6
Business Minded, ambitious
people needed to work from
home Top benefits! Pd wkly.
Call 941-375-2655


2070 SALES 2100 GENERAL 2100 GENERAL


Communications, one of
the fastest growing high
tech telecommunica-
tions companies in
Southwest Florida, is
seeking a professional
Sales Account Manager
in Port Charlotte, FL
area. Excellent benefits.
Telecommunications
experience preferred. e-
mail resume to:
Beth Lowmaster
b.lowmaster@daystar.net
Phone: 941-206-7802
Fax: 941-6294452

EXP. R.E. AGENTS, Solid
Company building our
core team, no fees!! R&W
Realty (941)-474-7570
Inside Sales Associate
position available
at local company.
Experienced in
telecommunications
a plus.

Job Summary:

The Inside Sales
Associate is responsible
for increasing
business sales for
communication's
company by setting
appointments in order to
expand business in our
existing markets.

The position is also
responsible for acquiring
new customers and new
business opportunities.

This position evaluates the
market, develops leads,
contact prospects, makes
appointments and deter-
mines needs.

Apply with resume and
salary requirements to:
g.sprnmont@daystar.net

Realtors!
We're busy! When the
market slows, you need
more advertising. That's
what we've done and it's
working. Call for your
confidential interview.
ERA Advantage RIty.
(941)-255-5300
RECRUITERS NEEDED
EXCELLENT INCOME
POTENTIAL,
Commission only email
jcrumbaugh@allisonjamesestates.com

2090 CHILD/ADULT
CARE NEEDED

TEACHERS, CDA cert. &
for afterschool program
for new child care facility.
FT/PT 941-625-8733
YMCA
AFTERSCHOOL
Group Leaders,
Kitchen Help &
Front Desk
Apply at YMCA
19333 Quesada Ave.
Port Charlotte, FL

2100 GENERAL

100 WORKERS NEEDED
Assemble crafts, wood
items Materials provided.
To $480+ wk. Free info
pkg 24 hr. 801428-4893
Become a tax preparer.
FREE TUITION TAX
SCHOOL @ LIBERTY
Classes starting soon
941-276-3618
Bus Driver needed for
before & after school pro-
gram, Part Time.
(941)-255-5544
CREATIVE Workers: Assem-
ble crafts, wood items or
sewing. Materials provided.
To $480+ a wk. Free info
24hr 801-4284664
EARN $3200/MONTH
PROCESS HUD REFUNDS
HUD-INFO-HOTLINE
941-556-1300
Electrician Helpers FT
Must be Dependable
Call- 941-979-8527
WWW.EAOFSWFL.COM
EXP. LAWN MAINT. TECH:
Must have valid DL. Com-
pany located in Desoto
County is looking for some-
one with verifiable experi-
ence in commercial land-
scape maintenance. 494-
2614
HOUSEKEEPER. PT hours
5am-11am. Apply in per-
son, 9AM-11AM at 4400
Lister St Port Charlotte.
JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!
Check Our Opportunites!
www.shaveremployment.com
Lawn & Tree Services
Experience ONLY!
863-884-9600
8am-5pm, Mon.-Fri. only


MODELS NEEDED
Print, commercials, fash-
ion shows, promos etc. No
experience nessessary, No
fees or tuitions. All ages &
types. 5yrs & up. Under
18, must have parent or
guardian call. 955-9128

PERFECT FOR RETIRED
COUPLE Caretakers for
country property: Male:
Grounds & pool etc.
Female: Household, some
cooking & assisting
w/elderly lady. Cottage,
electrical, water provided
+ monthly salary. Refer-
ences w/experience.
The Domestic Register
(941)-365-7004

PROPERTY
MANAGER

position currently
available in the Port
Charlotte area. Posi-
tion requires strong
customer service
skills, high energy
and individuals that
possess a "Team Play-
er" attitude. Experi-
ence required. Please
send resume to: The
Charlotte Sun, Box P,
23170 Harborview
Rd., Charlotte Harbor,
FL 33980

DFW/EOE

Refund Processors Need-
ed. No Exp necessary. Will
train. F/T & P/T available
1-877-788-4176

RETAIL POSITION
Computer literate, outgo-
ing and flexible. Pool
experience a plus.
(941)-575-2525

Sales Associate, FT/PT,
hard worker, organized,
motivated. Apply in per-
son3642-A Tamiami Tr,PC

TELEMARKETERS, PC
area. $9/hr+ comm. &
bonuses. Avail. now.
Ronald @ (310)-753-3625

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2 Part Time Shift's
Available

8am tolpm
1pm to 5pm

The Sun Newspaper
offers an opportunity for
highly motivated individ-
uals, seeking an oppor-
tunity to join our team.
We are looking for an
experience telemarketer
with a positive attitude,
that enjoys working in a
pleasant work environ-
ment. The successful
candidate's will work
with existing clients, and
new. If you have excel-
lent sales skills and the
ability to express ideas
verbally as well as in
writing, you may be the
person we are looking
for.
Please E-mail Resume
To:
jodit@sun-herald.com

Warehouse & Shipping
Dept. Immediate Openings
FT, Responsibilities include:
packing, labeling & receiv-
ing, must be able to pass
both background drug test-
ing. Starting at $9.50/ hr.
Apply at: 3439 Technology
Drive, Unit 8 N. Venice.

2110 PARTTIME/
TEMPORARY

HOUSEKEEPERS
Needed, energetic &
dependable, flexible hrs.,
Saturday required. Call
Eve 941-639-8721. Apply
in person Fishermen's Vil-
lage Resort 2nd fl office

2115 HOME BASED/
BUSINESS

ACCESS TO A COMPUTER?
$25-$75/per hr. PT or FT
877-212-3568 go to:
www.dreamsdocometrue4us.com

Cash From Home
Returning Calls. Up to
5K/wk. No Selling.
888-481-9111

No Selling, Work from
home, Make money 24/7
www.money2morrow.com
Prices killing You? Fight
back, get ahead. Its easy.
sunshinemoneysystem.
com 941-423-1571

Recession Proof Income.
Earn $500 to $2,000 per
month. Home based busi-
ness with full training.
Simple to learn. Diane at
941-350-5959


3000









NOTICES


3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS






PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST

(PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

7 a.m. 1 p.m.
2 p.m. 4 p.m.

(941) 205-1000


3015 HAPPY ADS




PLACE YOUR
HAPPY AD FOR
ONLY $8.75
3 LINES 1 DAY
ADD A PHOTO
FOR AN ADDI-
TONAL SMALL
CHARGE.
941-206-1200
Pt. Charlotte
or
941-207-1200
Venice/N.Port
Englewood



3020 PERSONALS

PAMELA
HOT SUMMER RATES!
941-237-1356

BRANDY
LOWEST RATES!
941-237-1157


3020 PERSONALS

HOT DATES AWAIT!
Sarasota 941-906-8855
Ft. Myers 239-590-9210
St. Pete 727-319-8336
Call Now! 18+ Ad#8888

SENSUAL RELAXATION
www.RelaxationMichelle.com
Walk in's Welcome !!
941-584-8013
Senior man needs a
mature understanding
woman for a serious rela-
tionship, great security
now. No Smoke/Drugs,
(941)-629-0543
Stress Release
Therapy. Incall/Outcall
Now Hiring
(941)-554-7141
ALONE?
SENIORS DATING
BUREAU! SAFEST since
1977! (Ages 45-90)
1-800-922-4477
24 hours. or log on to:
www.RespectedDating.com
A Sensual Body Rub
An older woman.
For total relaxation
239-540-2191
SUMMER RATES
Wine, Dine & Dance
w/sexy classy lady. Aford-
able companionship (941)-
718-9319
MORNING DELIGHT
(941)-623-2091

3060 SCHOOLS
& INSTRUCTION

2 WEEK CNA Class $300
SPECIAL Books Included.
State testing onsite.
941-822-2273

3070 BURIAL LOTS/
CRYPTS

2 SxS Lots Restlawn Gar-
dens w/2 vaults & dual
Marker, $9000 value. Sell
$4500. 941-629-1120

3080TRAVEL/TICKETS

3 day 2 night stay at Palm
Island for 2. Secluded
Island, everything incl.
$300 obo. (941)-766-
9126

3090 LOST & FOUND

FOUND orange striped cat,
yellow eyes, Harbour
Heights area. 941- 629-
3290
FOUND in Arcadia on
Sat. Schnauzer, call to
identify. 863-990-3424,
Little Angels Rescue.
FOUND: Black & White
Border Collie,
Area of River Rd. To
Warm Mineral Springs.
Call 941-426-2806


Where to to



What to Do? I


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LOOKING FOR CUS-
TOMER SERVICE REPS
FLEX SCHEDULE WITH
PAID TRAINING. 1-888-
832-1124 TO APPLY
Lot Attendant Clean FL DL
a must & Dependable
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A# ,Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, Real Estate Classified


3090 LOST & FOUND

Lost black Pug, 5 years
old. Flat nose, curly tail.
Reward. Needs medica-
tion, please return ASAP.
Went missing from rela-
tives house in Harbour
Heights.

Please call (941) 456
1091 ANYTIME
Lost Cat Black &
white/tuxedo male, red
collar, Call anytime,
941426-2595


5000







BUSINESS SERVES


5050 CHILD/ADULT
CARE
Al I (LiI I RFADCAE A(II I


-t--- --I- ALL UI IILU' lL I ILI-
LOST KITTEN, female TIES MUST INCLUDE WITH
approx. 6 mos., white/ ADVERTISEMENT STATE


gray spots, big fluffy gray
tail. name "Patches".
Haberland Blvd. N. Port.
Fri. AM Aug. 1. (941) 429-
9848
Lost: Black & Tan German
Shepherd, Female in North
Port Estates. 751bs
Friendly & "IN HEAT" 941-
726-6558
Lost: DOG, Pitbull,
blonde brindle w/ white
chest. on August 1st
Near Venice Ranch
MHP. Female, Spayed,
chipped.
941-780-3936


OR LOCAL AGENCY
LICENSE NUMBER.
CNA, OFFER TLC.
NO JOB TOO SMALL.
REFS. AVAIL.
941-623-6903
CREEPERS & TOTS 04 Yr
Near new Middle School in
NP. Snacks/meals. No reg
fee $85/PT $115/FT Exc
refs. 9414296160
Deep Creek mother will
give your child a clean, fun,
caring and safe enviro-
ment. Weekdays age 1-5,
(941)-627-4763
FI LRIDIA STATF I AW


Sm, 301bs or so Female Pit requires all child care cen-
Bull, Brindle/White Nice, ters and day care busi-
Oak Hill Ave 863-494- nesses to register with the
5280 leave message State of Florida. The Sun
Newspapers will not know-
STOLEN, (3) 4-wheelers & ingly accept advertising
utility trailer from Storage which is in violation of the


America in Deep Creek on
8/1/08. Any info which
results in the recovery will
pay up to $10,000
REWARD. 941-769-9341


4000








FINANCIAL

4010 BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES

GET PAID TO GO
Hunting, fishing, golfing,
boating and more. Great
benefits. Call now
(941)-623-8878

4050 INVESTMENT
OPPORTUNITIES

Learn to Trade Stocks
responsibly, cheaply,
without emotion. The
traders tutor. Free initial
consultation. Local res.
(800) 685-5341

4080 LOANS/
MORTGAGES

Are You UPSIDE down on
your mortgage?
House worth less than
you owe? Call today. We
have the newest pro-
grams to lower interest
rates & payments. 100%
loans are still available.
Eagle Mortgage Co.
941-496-9800

PRIVATE MONEY
Real Estate Only
625-7001 or 475-7755
PRIVATE MONEY
Real Estate Only
625-7001 or 475-7755


5000







BUSINESS SERVICES


FREE Pre-K for 4-year-
olds at Chutes 'n' Lad-
ders, www.chutesnlad-
ders.net 828-0080

5053 COMPUTER
SERVICE

* 1A+ COMPUTER
REPAIR & TUTOR... IMIYOUR
HONE
Reasonable & Prompt!
Sr. Disc. 941-615-7888
Computer repairs,
upgrades, training & virus
removal. (941)-743-9787
or (941) 815-4692 cell.
Infotech Computer
Solutions. Repairs &
Service. 15% off 1st time
calls. 941-875-8107
Scotts Computer World
New & used computers,
upgrades & repairs.
941-492-9207 Venice

5060 DOMESTIC
CLEANING SERV.

Houses, Apts., Offices.
Anytime, Anywhere!
(941)-467-2954
References. Lic#176566

5080 EXCAVATING/
BUSH HOG

Pete Root's Bush
Hog Service
Vacant lots, Acreage
mowing, Hauling,
Debris removal. Serv-
ing PG, PC, NP Arca-
dia areas. Lic/Ins.
(941)716-4814

5088 HEALTH &
BEAUTY

HOME BOUND?!? I am an
exp'd licensed hair dresser
who will come to you for your
hair needs. (941)4730135
Licensed, Exp'd hair-
dresser for homebound
Englewood & Pt. Charl
(941)-697-7442 Carol
or 941-662-8781
PRIVATE GENTLE YOGA
INSTRUCTION IN YOUR
HOME OR MINE.
(941)4730135

5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.


An Occupational License
may be required by the *CONCRETE@
City and/or County. Please High Quality Low Price
call the appropriate occu- Driveway, sidewalks, patios
national licensing bureau LIC. & INS. FREE EST. 941-
to verify. 497-0907 or 586-4512

Bill's Handyman Service
Ceiling fans, lights,
S I. ..... etc. Call 941-661-8585


PUNTA GORDA
OFFICE

HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST

(PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

7 a.m. 1 p.m.
2 p.m. 4 p.m.

(941) 205-1000


CARPENTER, INC. One
call does it all. Licensed &
insured. #RR0067689.
Phil 941-627-0657.
CONCRETE
Driveways, Sidewalks,
& Room Additions
Michael Hodge
941-743-4364
DAN THE HANDYMAN
I do it all with just one call.
Painting, Carpentry, Any-
thing? (941)-697-1642
JACK OF ALL TRADES,
No Job Too Big or Small.
Lic/Ins. Free Estimates.
Call (941)-623-3374
Michael's Home
Repair
Painting, miscellaneous
repairs. Licensed,
Insured, References.
863-285-9300.


5100 HOME & COMM.
IMPROVE.

Michael's Home
Repair
Painting, Miscella-
neous Repairs.
Licensed,
Insured, References.
863-285-9300.

5110 LAWN/GARDEN
&TREE

A+ Tree Cutting,
Stump Grinding, Debris
Loading & Hauling.
Local, 27 yrs. Good
work, very
reasonable prices
(941)-629-0020

DIFFLEY & DAUGHTERS !
$ AFFORDABLE $
**LAWN SERVICE**
Spring Cleanups, Mowing,
Trimming, Edging, Plantings,
Mulching,Tree Service
LANDSCAPE DESIGN
& INSTALLATION
#941-726-9677
Patrick Diffley
**FREE ESTIMATES**

A + LAWN CARE
Professional, Depend-
able "Now Accepting
New Accounts"
(941)-661-4783

** Weeding, Trimming &
Clean Up. Local, Reliable,
Reasonable. Donna
(941)-697-5423



*MARK DOUGLAS*
LAWN CARE
Mowing, Edging, Prun-
ing, Landscaping, Tree
Trimming, Seasonal,
Annual, Odd Jobs!
Call 941-234-2486
Mark Douglas -
Venice Native
Owner/Operator

A[TPRO w ARL
Now accepting new accts1
Nokomis, Ven & Island. Lic
& Ins. For exc. lawn car
Call 4884462

An Occupational License
may be required by the
City and/or County. Please
call the appropriate occu-
pational licensing bureau
to verify

BALLINGER'S
Lawn Maintenance
Full Service By the
Cut or Contract. Lic. &
Ins. 941-628-9291

Beautiful Boundaries
Mowing, Landscaping &
Tree Service.
(941)-875-3559

JIM BLAIS LAWN MAINT
OVER 15 YEARS EXP.
NOW ACCEPTING ANNUAL
ACCOUNTS. 941-9154677

JMS MOWING SER-
VICES, Great rates & ser-
vice! Per cut or monthly.
(941)-628-1283

Lawn Mowing & Bush Hog-
ging Service Lic & Ins. Rea-
sonable prices call (863)-
558-0232

Robert's Lawn service &
Landscaping now accept-
ing new clients. $$ Moder-
ate (941)-697-1243

SANDEFUR'STREE
TRIMMING,
LANDSCAPING,
PRESSURE CLEANING
& MORE. 941-484-6042

5130 MOVING/HAULING

FREE Pick-up on AppI.
Mowers, Grills, Engines,
ACs, Scrap Metals....
ETC! (941)-623-5673

SKIP'S MOVING Local &
Long Dist. 1 item, whole
house! Fla. Movers Reg.#
IM1142 Lic/Ins 766-1740

5140 PAINTING/
WALLPAPERING


Alexander's Paint
In/Out Pressure Wash
Home/Drive Redo-
Remove-Install Too!
Pre Rent/Sale Spe-
cials 30 yr Exp., Lic.,
Ref., Free Estimates
Bob 941-496-9131 or
2230941


5230 MISCELLANEOUS

CREDIT REPAIR! Can't


get a credit card or a loan?
Repair your credit legally
ASAP. Call me at 941-815-
7178. FREE Consultation


6000


MERCHANDISE

MERCHANDISE
GARAGE SALES
6001 Arcadia
6002 Englewood
6003 Lake Suzy
6004 Nokomis
6005 North Port
6006 Pt. Charlotte
6007 Punta Gorda
6008 Rotonda
6009 Sarasota
6010 South Venice
6011 Venice
6015 Flea Market
6020 Auctions
6025 Arts & Crafts
6027 Dolls
6030 Household Goods
6040 TV/Stereo/Radio
6060 Computer Equip
6065 Clothing/Jewelry
6070 Antiques/
Collectibles
6075 Fruits/Veges
6090 Musical
6095 Medical
6100 Health/Beauty
6110 Trees & Plants
6120 Baby Items
6125 Golf Accessories
6128 Exercise/Fitness
6130 Sporting Goods
6135 Bikes/Trikes
6138 Toys
6140 Photography/
Video
6145 Pool/Spa &
Supplies
6160 Lawn & Garden
6165 Storage Sheds
/Buildings
6170 Building Supplies
6180 Heavy Constr.
Equipment
6190 Tools/Machinery
6220 Office/Business
Equip & Sup.
6225 Rest. Supplies
6230 Pets & Livestock
6250 Appliances
6260 Miscellaneous
6270 Wanted to Buy/
Trade


6001 ARCADIA AREA
GARAGE SALES

08/13/08





Place your garage
sale ad in the Arcadi-
an for only $11.50 1
day, $17.50 2 days
or $22.50 3 days.
Deadline for your
garage sale ad is
3pm the day before
you want it to appear
in the paper. Give
Tami a call in your
friendly local home-
town office 494-
7600 or email her at:
tjewell@sun-herald.com

6002 ENGLEWOOD AREA
GARAGE SALES


MON-SAT 9-4PM
197 S. McCall Rd.
S.H. TREASURES
Close-Out Sale
LOST LEASE
Liquidation Sale!


6006 PT. CHARLOTTE
GARAGE SALES

Best Prices paid for GOLD,
STERLING, COINS & JEW-
ELRY. D'Legacies
Antiques. 941- 8754667

D-GOING OUT OF
BUSINESS SALE!
Sun Dollar Store @ Sun
Flea Market. Every-
thing 2 for 1. Fri. Sun.
9-4. Behind the big fer-
ris wheel. Paulson Dr.

-SAT. 8AM ? 26186
lChesterfield Rd. Off
Rio de Janiero. Deep
Creek. Furniture, baby
clothes, toys, much more

ITHURS. & FRI., 8am-
?, 2797 Cabaret St.
Household, Small Appli-
ances, Lamps, Bedding,
Tools & MUCH MORE!!

6007 PUNTA GORDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

|Thu- Sat. 8-4, 27510
Pasto Dr. Moving
Sale! Something for
everyone!

6008 ROTONDA AREA
GARAGE SALES

D THURSFRI&SAT8-5,
249 Rotonda Blvd N.
Girls clothing 0-2; Car seats,
walkers, Headboard, patio
set, refrig, Ent center, Toys,
pictures and much more.


6011 VENICE AREA
Need Cash? GARAGE SALES
Have A
Garage Sale Seize the sales

with Classified!


6011 VENICE AREA
GARAGE SALES






Suncoast
Humane
Society
will have "Adorable
Adoptables" at our
Store Sat. August 16,
10AM-2PM.
Also 20% Off Sale.
9AM-3:30PM
Adoptions have a
reduced fee. $50 or
$35 instead of $75.
Thrift Store at
656 S Tamiami Trail,
Venice, Rialto
Shopping Center



(941)-480-9811





D-Thurs, Fri & Sat 8-3
1444 Graham Rd.
MOVING SP games, movies,
furn, Yamaha mtrcycle, Dish-
es THIS IS IT. All must go!

6020 AUCTIONS

VISIT THE
VENICE AUCTION
EVERY THURSDAY AT
5:15PM & 6PM
SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR
PICTURES
VeniceAuction.com
941-485-4964

6025 ARTS AND
CRAFTS

Doll items: wigs, molds,
slip, furn, clothes, jewelry,
eyes. Everything you need.
$15 and under excluding
molds 941-423-1789
Some dolls

6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

ABSOLUTE BARGAIN
BEDS. Twin $160
Full $225 Queen $275
King $350 Free delivery.
(941)-815-6727
(2) Extra long Twin Bed
frames W/ newer mat-
tresses $45/ea; (3) Shelf
Book Cases ; Desk wood,
2 draws $10; TV Table
wood $10; All good cond.
(941)-493-5069

NEED CASH
NOW?
We Buy Quality
Home Furnishings,
Coins, jewelry,
antiques, autos or
anythi of value!
94n1-485-4964*

A FURNITURE SHOPPE
1552 S. McCall Rd., Engl.
Buying Quality Used Fum.
M-F 10-4. 941-473-1986

**WHOLESALE
FURNITURE
Bedroom, Dining room
Living room & more.
Many to choose from.
50-80% off Retail. Pkg
deals avail. Can
Deliver(941)-815-
6727

2 Little Tykes Racecar
Beds $150/ea big leather
chair $35 941-626-3102
Area Rugs 8x10 & 4x5.5
Lapis Blue $150 both,
Desk w/chair $250,
Lamps (2) $100, Coat
Rack $75, TV Stand, $50,
Wall Cabinet, small $75,
Sofa, sleeper $175 (941)-
408-8172 after 4
Armchair, Blue nubby
material, Clean $35 (941)-
488-0865
BAR STOOLS (2), Decora-
tive Wrought Iron. $75. for
pair. 941-661-4708
Beautiful! Almost new! Dia-
mond button tufted SOFA,
never used Queen Sleeper,
matching LOVE SEAT,
reversible cushions,
beige fabric small pattern.
Both $475. Punta Gorda.
941-637-8048
Bed, Double, frame,
boxspring/mattress. $70
(941)-488-0865
BRAND NEW MODEL
HOME Furnishings. Round
table w/ 4 Chairs, Sofa,
Love Seat & 3 Tables,
$2700. For All or Call
(941)-380-8935
BUYING DVD's, Costume
Jewlery, Gold, Silver,
Household, Misc, Tools,
Toys, Etc (941)-875-3442


Chairs, Livingroom 2
matching upholstered Flori-
da colors, new cond. $100
ea. PGI 639-5166
Coffee table, end tables &
sofa table, glass & marble
look Ex Cond. $200 (941)-
457-6161
Computer Armoire Mission
oak, pd $1400 take
$350. 941-637-9639


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

Computer Armoire Mission
oak, pd $1400 take
$350. 941-637-9639
COUCH, NATUZZI black
100% leather, like new.
$350 obo. **SOLD!!**
Couch & Love seat, great
cond, dark green, $350
(941)-875-8077
DESK, large oak $75;
Computer Desk $75.
(941)-426-0825
DINETTE Chromecraft,
white VGC $250.
(941)-828-3661


Dining game table, wood
burled 46sq, 18" leaf, 4
upholstered wheel chairs
$450, (941)-575-1778
DINING RM TABLE solid
wood w/large leaf and 4
chairs, $95. 941493-2108
DINING room, formal,
round oak pedestal w/ leaf
& 4 chairs, excellent.
$595/obo 941-916-0137
Dining set 2 attch'd drop
leaf, 6 chairs, hard wood,
$195 Baldwin Organ
$150.(941)-426-9797
DINING TABLE palm leaf
wood pedestal w/glass top
and 4 wood/leather chairs.
Like new. $500 941-423-
1267.

nu-lzjIm


Dining table, wood, Broyhill
w/ 2 leaves & 2 pc. china
closet w/ 2 glass shelves
& mirrored back. Exc.
cond. $400. (941)-627-
6514
DOLCE 10 pc. Din. Rm.
It. finish, pd. $2300,take
$900. (941) 637-3772.
Downsizing: Broyhill 3 pc
Armoire Ent Ctr w/TV. Med
Finish Cost $1200 Sell
$350. 941-637-7348
DRESSER, triple, w/ mirror
& match. armoire, $500.
941-916-0137
EASY CHAIR, Large very
comfortable, Dark blue
leather, wingback, w/large
ottoman, excellent cond.
Cost new $1000, $200
(941)488-2838
Entertainment center, light
oak, great cond. $300.
(941)-629-8821
Glass Shelved curio cabi-
net $25, Toaster Oven,
$25, Bicycle $25, Crib,
Bumpers, 2 sheets, boost-
er seat & pool float &
stroller like new $150
(941)-698-1446
JB. Van Sciver Co. 7pc.
King, It. finish, gold trim,
$1200. (941) 637-3772.
LARGE EASY CHAIR. Quality
Dark blue leather wingback
w/ ottoman. Very comfort-
able. Exc. cond. $200
(941)488-2838
MOVING Rofrigrat:r
$4-9--Stove $300; Gra#s-
man Riding mowor $275;
Cement mixer $100;
stackable washer & dryer
$100 All Excellent
(941)-426-8932
MOVING sale 2 bedroom
sets, dolls, misc. (941)-
743-5314
MOVING: STACK Wash-
er/dryer, bikes, Champion
juicer, lots of shelving
units, CD players, Misc.
furn. Iron Dbl bed. Wicker,
etc... (941)-497-6636




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331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST

(PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

7 a.m. 1 p.m.
2 p.m. 4 p.m.

(941) 205-1000


6030 HOUSEHOLD
GOODS

SOFA, La-Z-Boy,
Green Color., $150.
(941)-743-9424.
SOFA, leather, dark blue,
Thomasville, $300. Sofa,
$75. (304) -542-0596
SOFA, light beige leather,
$120. Recliner, blue, $60.
(941)-743-5815


Sofa, loveseat, chair &
ottoman, leather, medium
brown, 3 yrs. old. Good
condition. $750 obo,
(941)-624-6646
SOFABED, 55", nearly new,
neutral. Paid $500 Asking
$125. 941429-1952
Tables, Rattan, 1 coffee, 2
end, $100, (941)-391-
5674


6090 MUSICAL

12 Channel Maki Mixer
w/vocal eliminator $220
941-323-5863
BASS AMP, Yorkville, 400B,
15" spk. 315 Wtts at 8
Ohm, 725 wtts at 4 Ohm.
10 Band eq. Exc. compact
combo amp. $400/obo.
941-429-2043
Bass Player needed for
Mature Clasic R & R Band
828-8870 Englewood
BLACK HAWK Prof. 5 pc.
Drum Set, high hat, cymbal
stand + 20" cymbal $750.
941-870-4878.
Free Introductory Guitar
Bass Banjo Piano Lessons
College trained profession-
al musician 941-447-9117
Keyboard, Casio 3500 Ex
Cond w/adaptor stand &
manual $200 941-320-
9474


Whirlpool Dryer $70 941- PIANO Kohler & Campbell
Wh468-3552lpool Dryer $70 941upright with bench seat
468-3552 $1000 6274245


6040 TV/STEREO/
RADIO

37" TV, cost $1,400, sell
$325. Panasonic home
theater sys. DVD/VCR, 5
speakers, sub-woofer
$250. Stereo AM/FM
receiver $50. All exc.
cond. (941)-629-8821
52" RCA Projection TV,
$500., 25" Magnavox Con-
sole TV, $50. Both in Per-
fect Working Cond! (941)-
624-3033 Lv. Msg.
60" PHILLIPS MAGNOVOX
PROJECTION TV $300.
(941)-716-8112
65" Toshiba 3 years old,
paid $2100 $1000 firm
call 941-3912509
JVC color 32" TV $150.
JVC color 36" TV $200.
Call 941-8704878.
MITUBISHI 60" proj. TV,
removable plastic screen
$750. 941-870-4878.
Sony 32" TV. Excellent
Condition. $125
(941)-698-1727

6060 COMPUTER
EQUIPMENT

#941-629-6337 Dave in-
house-office computer
repair, set-up Serving Char-
lotte Co. 9+ years
Compaq laptop,400Mhz
internet ready,
$100. 941 475 7453
Custom AMD Phenom
Quad Core 9600 Vista
$600 obo 941-889-7957

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6070 ANTIQUES
COLLECTIBLES

ALWAYS BUYING
Sterling Silver, Quilts.
Paintings, Furniture.
NEW ENGLAND
ANTIQUES
(941) 639 -9338
NORTH PORT COINS
IS BUYING
Turn Your Old Coins into
Cash, We are Buying US &
Foreign Coins, Old Paper
Money & All Bullion Gold & Sil-
ver in any cond. Also Buying
All Gold Jewelry Used or Bro-
ken.
North Port Coins
14291 Tamiami TrI
(Winn Dixie Shopping Center)
or call 941-240-5560
DRESSER old Victorian
style antique w/mirror &
marble top, $130. Call
SOLD!
95 pcs P&D State Quar-
ters. Uncirculated 99-08
$80. (941)-697-9491
Rocking Chair, End Table,
Beer Knobs & Cans, Neon
Lights call for prices Brad-
ford Exch. Titianc 1st edi-
tion. Halley Comet Big
telescopes (863)494-
5305
Bruce Lee statue, seen in
the movie "Green Hornet"
$1,000 obo
(941)-759-0123
War World 1/11 Austrian
/German Transitional Hel-
mut $750 941-917-0900


Private PIANO LESSONS.
Englewood Area.
Experienced Teacher 941-
697-8653
TAYLOR accoustic elec.
guitar w/case, Fishman
pickup, very good cond.
$390. (941) 628-5709

6095 MEDICAL

Elec Wheel chair lift, crane
$300, Elec Wheel chair lift,
ride on. $400 941468-
5119
Elec Wheel Chair, Whizz
Joystick operation w/built
in charger. $800 (941)-
468-5119
Elec. Scooter for Handi-
capped, Elite Traveler,
4wheel, new. lOmi on
charge $1000 Firm (863)-
494-5305
Golden Alante Electric Pwr
Wheel Chair, Perf. cond.
$1000 obo (863)-494-
5419
Hospital bed w/trapeze
bar & pillow-top mattress,
1$1000 obo call 941-627-
1582
Light beige lift chair $500
obo call 941-627-1582
Merits brand power scoot-
er w/lift $1000 firm call
941-627-1582

6110TREES & PLANTS

1 Very Large Yellow Water
Lily, $35 (941)-623-0346
COCONUT PALMS,
Queen Palms, Oaks,
E Pulatka holly.
(941)-474-0527
Viburnum, Eugenia, Good
privacy hedge, Poinciana
Travelers tree, Coconut,
Adonidia, Many other
palms. 941-488-7291

6125 GOLF
ACCESSORIES

2007 YAMAHA Golf Cart
w/charger, used 10 hrs.
$4195. 941-769-0141.
CLUB CAR 2 pass 48V
programable speed.
Dealer maint. $1500
(941)-423-3739


E-Z GO golf cart, extreme-
ly nice, new batteries,
newer lift kit, tires, carpet,
simulated wood dash, rear
seat, side curtains & mir-
rors, w/s, $3,750/obo.
(941) -575-0766
EZ GO GOLF CART
new batteries & charger
$850/firm 941-416-2165
EZGO. Street Legal.
High spd. chip, $5475.
(941) 629-2279

6128 EXERCISE/
FITNESS

Browning Citori 0/U shot-
gun 26" bbl; grade 1 w/
Briley chokes $795/obo
(941)-445-3807
TREADMILL Nordic Track.
Like New! Originally $800.
Sell for $250. obo. (941)-
575-4653

6130 SPORTING
GOODS

1 Walk in Freezer,
8'x8'. $2,500.
(941)-575-6622
12 gauge pump Norinco
$200, Remington .22 rifle
w/scope $100
(941)-493-2803
12 Gauge Winchester
model 1400, semi auto-
matic shotgun w/extended
chokes, $425,
941-423-6075
30 30 Winchester Lever
Action Riffel w/ scope
$195 941488-6537
38 COLT Detective Special
w/trigger lock and cleaning
kit. $450. 941497-5357
Browning Bar 300 Win
Mag Nikon Scope $900.
call 941-624-2421


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Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, Real Estate Classified


6001 Arcadia Area
6002 Englewood Area
6003 Lake Suzy Area
6004 Nokomis/Osprey Area
6005 North Port Area
6006 Port Charlotte Area
6007 Punta Gorda Area
6008 Rotonda Area
6009 Sarasota Area
6010 South Venice Area
6011 Venice Area


DESOTO COUNTY /


70 6001
\70 Arcadia




iice e.
- Cpntpr Rd

SOso. Venice 6005
S41 North Port

7 \ Murdock Deep /


CHARLOTTE COUNTY


Boca
Grande


B u rnt7tStore


SARASOTA COUNTY


6145 POOL/SPA/ 6165 STORAGE SHEDS 6225 RESTAURANT
& SUPPLIES /BUILDINGS SUPPLIES


FREE 3 YR OLD 24'
ROUND ABOVE GROUND
POOL, with pump & filter.


You Remove & it's yours.
941-423-9907
Mark III Hydrospa seats 4
perfect cond. Cover. Multi
colored light. $1800/obo
(941)-698-9054


Concealed Carry Classes
$59. 941-235-0278.
SPA, 8 person, less than 1
FLORIDA CONCEALED yr old. multi color lights
Weapons Permit Class w/strobe, AMFM CD &
(941)697-1885 MP3 player. New $7995
asking $2800/obo. 941-
GLOCK Mod. 19, 9m hi 4570001
cap & std. mag flat hand


grips, $450. US Spring-
field 30-40 Craig, 2 boxes
ammo, good cond. $300.
Call 941-769-1367.


GUN COLLECTORS! SKS
Chinese 7.62, excellent
PRISTINE condition $325
obo 941-286-5601
Paintball gun, Spider Imag-
ine Select w/ acc. great
cond $200 (941)-875-
8077
POOL TABLE EX. Cond.
New felt, inclds high end pool
cues & rack $1200/obo
(941)484-8169
POOL TABLE, 9', Solid
Oak. Blue felt w/ Cover.
$650. (941)-639-2829
Savage 92R17 .17 HMR
BSA 3-9x50 $300 Custom
camo 12ga $160 941-
234-2901
Stainless Steel S&W
9mm, 2 clips & holster.
Perfect Cond. $500 (941)-
460-1527
TAURUS 608 .357MAG 6"
ported barrel, blued, C-
MORE optical reflex sight,
ammo, excel cond. $450
941-724-0522
Water Ski Vests $15/ea; 2
full wet suits $90/ea
Mens lO0spd bike $45;
new paint ball gun $75.
(941)-426-7870
WIN. MOD. 94 .33, Golden
Spike. Comm. New in Box.
$700. 941-564-6581

6135 BICYCLES/
TRICYCLES

2 Diamond Back & 1 10
Spd. Raleigh Bike, All 3 for
$100. 941-661-4708
CAR TOPPER Sears 20-SV
Pd $199 Buy $90. BIKE
RACKS fit 2" hitch $29
941-426-2306
Ladies and Man's 26"
16 speed Mongoose
Bikes, excel. cond, $50
each. S 0 L D

6138 TOYS

NINTENTO Wii Fit, new,
never opened, $125. Call
941-764-7474.
Wii Game console, games
& access included $250
(941)-423-9653

6140 PHOTOGRAPHY/
VIDEO

CANON VIXIA HF10 cam-
corder
Brand New, comes with
cables, software, remote
control, case, tripod
Must sell $850 OBO
941-276-4677


SPA/HOT TUB 5 person,
never used, perfect cond.,
cover, light, delivered to
you $1,800 (727)-466-
7065
SPAS & MORE
Your LOCAL Dealer
EVERY DAY Special
Pool Vac. $189
WE BUY USED SPAS
(941) 625-6600

6160 LAWN & GARDEN


Marlow

Werner
2005 Ford F-350, Flat
Bed, Powerstroke,
Turbo Diesel, A/T, A/C,
Side Tool Box, 24,597
Mi. $17,700.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
42" CUT John Deere 4
1/2x6' trailer $1250 obo
for both. 941-234-3355.
42" Riding Mower, MTD
Yard Machine, used twice,
must sell, 7-speed, shift-
on-the-go. $750 (orig.
$900). 941-979-8429
6x7 Trailer $750 42" cut
rider, gas hedger, self prop
mower etc $950 626-3102
Attention: Organic Grow-
ers! Worm Compose Fertil-
izer great for Rose beds,
Potting plants, Raising a
fine garden. $7.00 per
501bs, $260 ton, call for
deliver prices 863-990-
7059
Craftsman Riders and
Push Mowers $50-$500
Call for Details 941-
623-6946


Mac gas
like new,
4572


chain saw, 16",
$55. (941)-575-


McClane Greenskeeper
Mower 10 blade reel
mower 4.5hp, self pro-
pelled, 20in cut, good
cond. $200 obo (863)-
494-0071
Mower 50" riding Toro, like
new $1,100 obo, (941)-
916-2948
Mower Honda, self pro-
pelled, mulcher, exc. $150
(813)-727-9255
Power washer gas,Honda
5.5 2500 psi 2.4 gpm
$225 (941)423-8310
Riders & Push, satisfac-
tion guaranteed $50 to
$500. 941-268-0917
WANTED- Unwanted rid-
ing mowers.
FREE Removal
941-628-9715
WANTED-Any used mow-
ers-Cash Possible-FREE
Pick-Up 941-623-6946


40' STORAGE TRAILER w/
tires & wheels $1000. obo
(863)491-0447
8x10 TEDS SHED, 1 win-
dow, electrical wired,
$700 obo 941-769-2111
Build a Shed $1000 doors,
windows, straps, etc $595.
or trade 941-626-3102

6170 BUILDING
SUPPLIES

Brick Pavers, never used
approx. 250 sq. ft. $300,
(941)-875-4689
DESIGNER LAMINATED
FLOORING- Never used
30% thicker. $.59 sq. ft.
Must sell 239-334-4839

ENERGY SAVING TTIAN
TANKLESS WATER-
HEATERS Save
money Save space
$249.00 FACTORY
DIRECT PRICE!!!
www.gulfcoastenergysaver.co
m
(941)-492-5675

Four sheets 3/8 BC Ply,
Seven sheets interior 3/8
$110 (941)-473-2424
Granite counter tops-sev-
eral colors. $35 per sq ft
941-416-7966.
ALL STEEL BUILDINGS
AG BUILDINGS ON SALE!!!
Hay Storage,
Barns, Arenas
Factory Directoto Site
www.scg-grp.com #OJN
941-6234383

6190 TOOLS/
MACHINERY

DRYWALL TEXTURE
MACHINE, Exc. Cond!
$400. (941)-624-3033
New 1500 Watt Power
Inverter 12V-120V $125
941-323-5863
Tool box for Full size Pick
up $100 (941)-473-2424

6195 FARM
EQUIPMENT



Case 510B, 4 cyl., gas,
w/loader, PTO, 3 Pt.
$5,500, (941)-639-7613
JOHN DEER 755 Midsize
Diesel Tractor 3pt hitch
Width woods 550; 60" cut.
1300hrs $4500. (941)-
426-5469
TRACTOR, Kioti DK45S,
2006, 120 hrs. comes w/
front loader, rotary cutter,
box blade, $16,500. 941-
457-6806

6220 OFFICE/BUSINESS
EQUIP. SUPPLIES

HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFITTERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215
HUNDREDS OF Pre-
owned desks, files, chairs,
conf tables, workstations.
OFFICE OUTFITTERS
881 E Venice Ave., Venice
485-7015, 800-330-9215


Used
Desks,
Details


office furniture.
chairs & more.
941-575-5626


6130 SPORTING
GOODS
Dillon RL 550B Reloading
complete package Has
Everything. $850/obo
941-917-0900
EAGLE ARMS AR15
Preban, $750
(941)-379-8687
FED. Firearms Instructor
Learn to Shoot. NRA Cert.


6233 DOGS 6260 MISCELLANEOUS


SHIH-TZUS, SMALL &
adorable, $500ea 941-
764-6898
STUD SERVICE Male Mini
Poodle, Silver, 121bs, AKC
Proven 941-697-1679
Yorkshire Terrier puppies,
2-Females 1-Male, 7
wks., (941)-916-0536

6234 MISC. PETS
Butterfly Koi-3 at approx
24" ea $100ea or $250
for all. (941)-408-7802

6235 LIVESTOCK


12 yr. old TB gelding, rides
English, jumps 2'9" cours-
es. Owner must sell imme-
diately. $1,900, (941)-
740-1630
Treeless saddle, brand
new cond. $625 obo call
941-391-5833

6236 PET SUPPLIES
& SERVICES
Dog Kennel, 20 X 20 X 6'
w/gate. Exc. cond. $400
(941)-276-1884

6250 APPLIANCES
$40 SERVICE CALL The
Areas most trusted Appli-
ance Repair Service, serving
PC, N.P. EngI, Venice. We
can fix iti 941473-9484
2ND HAND TREASURE
Stoves $95+ Refrig $125+
Washers $110+ Dryers $95+

Dryer Good Condition $50.
743-8605
Elec Range, Maytag, New,
never used, white $500
(941)-697-1273
Fridge side by side, H20,
ice $550. GE elec. stove,
& D.W. $150 ea. $800 all
white. Delivery available.
(941)-916-2948
GE DISHWASHER, used 1
month, exc. cond. $145.
Call 941-626-7682.
Refridgerator $120, Lg
Dorm refrigerator $60,
941-830-1328
Refridgerator/Freezer,
many features, $450 obo.
(941)-627-8957
UPRIGHT white freezer, 4-5
yrs old. exc. cond. $250.
941- 235-0142.
W/D set $249 delivered.
Dryer $90 Washer $155 Irg
mini fridge $45. 626-3102
WASHERS/DRYERS
$139. each or
$270. Set
1 Year Warranty.
941-766-0226
Washer & Dryer Fridigair
Lg. cap, Heavy Duty, Like
new $300 941-493-4870
Ken Washer& Dryer $100ea
* Upright Freezer $85
* GE Range $100
*Refridg $125
(941)-492-6698
Washer GE, Dryer Ken-
more. Good cond. $125
both. (941)-743-4682
Washer, Whirlpool $75,
Dryer, Roper $50 (941)-
488-0865
WASHER/DRYER Maytag
bsq. $375. Stove g/top
$350. Refrig. SS blk. pd.
$2834 sell $1150. Refrig
SS wh. pd. $1673, sell
$950. 941-456-9269.


*FREE Removal of Appli-
ances, Batteries, Mowers,
Grills, A/Cs, Motors
Sheds etc 941-276-5453
4 METAL fold down
awnings, perfect shape
incl. all fastening hard-
ware, $50 ea. 505-9718.
CAR TOPPER-Sears 20-SV
Pd $199 Buy $88.
BIKE RACKS fit 2" hitch $32
941-426-2306
GREAT SALE! Come check
us out, Household furn,
kitchen tables, etc, beds and
frames, antique hall tree, drill
press, band saw, etc. Tables
& chairs. Little of everything
for everyone. 2 Kilns, table,
pedal, everything you need
for ceramics, Dodge 1990
Van Loaded. $2500 obo.
305 Ortiz, N Port. 94

6270 WANTEDTO
BUY/TRADE

A COLLECTOR BUYING
wristwatches & pocket
watches, working or not,
costume jewelry, knives,
swords, weapons, military
& fire dept, +cigarette
lighters. (941)412-9391

AUTOS WANTED!
Let me take the hassle
out of selling your car.
Cash Offered Today!
Call Mike 941-713-2277


7030 CADILLAC 7070 FORD


1989 Cadillac Deville, 4
Dr., a/c, runs great, 105K
actual mi. $950 obo cash
now! 941-626-3674
1995 Cadillac Deville, 88K
mi., garage kept, tan/tan
leather, $2,700, (941)-
8334216
1996 Sedan DeVille,
only 69k mi. loaded,
very clean, $4,000.
(941)-979-6234

7040 CHEVROLET

1985 CORVETTE, full
power, runs good, new
tires $2800./obo
1-508-292-3069 aft 4pm
2000 Impala, Champagne
V-6 auto, all power, Alum
wheels,new tires. 65k mi.
$5,995. 941-423-2708
2000 Malibu All power,
new brakes, v6, Ex.
cond 29k miles,
$4550. Sold 1st Day'!
2002 Chevy Tahoe perfect
Cond, 68K mi, Loaded
w/cloth interior, very
clean. $7000 obo (863)-
673-0130
2002 Chevy Tracker LT,
new tires, new brakes
58Kmi $5000. 255-0203

Marlow
Werner


2005 Chevy Aveo.
7000 SUPER Gas Mileage.
31,774 Mi. $6,995
(941)-639-3175
J marlowwerner.com


GENE GOIMN
PREFERR"
PWTA GORDA
2003 FORD FOCUS ZX3
COUPE, 5 SPD. ALL
PWR! SPORTY! $6,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com


GENE
GORMAN'S
2003 MUSTANG, 1000W
MACH STEREO. AUTO, 6
CYL! $9,990.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com
2004 FORD Mustang
Conv. 3.9, Red w/Tan Int.,
27k mi., Pony Pkg. Brand
new tires, new dual
exhaust, tinted windows!
$16,000. 941-286-1486
2007 Fusion SE Gas
Saver 34 MPG! 4cyl
Loaded $13,900 obo
(941)-926-1443




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GENE 7080 JEEP
SGORI AN'S 1995 Jeep Wrangler. Nice
TRAMSPORTATIO o2005 EQUINOX, cond. $3,900 obo (941)-
T iRA OiR liTilON LOW MI! ABSOLUTELY 628-3408 Dealer.
GORGEOUS! $11,990.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
''t h www.genegormans.com GENE
.SU N -, 2006 HHRLT, burnt orange GOR AN'S
color, 18kmi. $11,995. 2004 GR. CHEROKEE
239-218-3710 LAREDO, 6 CYL., LOW
PUNTA GORDA 2007 Cobalt 4cyl Factory MI! MINT! $9,990.
OFFICE Warranty 34 MPG 625-2141, Pt. Char.
$10,200 obo www.genegormans.com


1 Walk in Freezer,
8'x8'. $2,500.
(941)-575-6622

6231 BIRDS

PARROT SALE
WE FINANCE!
Small Down,
Easy Payments
Take that sweet
Baby Macaw or
Cockatoo home
today!
941-475-1728

Parrot Outreach
Society
We will accept the bird
that you can no longer
care for. We also adopt
out to approved
homes. Small
parakeets and
cockatiels to large par-
rots and macaws.
Pam 815-0879
Patricia 575-7702
Judy 629-1594

6232 CATS
KITTENS & 2 adult cats
Loving to approved home.
941-276-4478

6233 DOGS

**TOY BREED
PUPPIES
Adorable, Reg.,
Shots, Teacup Size
Available, Credit
Cards OK.
(941)-780-1630
tinypuppiestogo.com
$295up
2 Boston Terrier adult FE,
Vet checked $300ea/
obo. (941) 276-2589
Akitas to Yorkies
PUPPYS PUPPYS PUPPYS
Many to Choose From
Our Quality Puppies
Are worth your Drive
Puppies starting at
$288 Petland of Sara-
sota 941-343-9752
Fruiville Rd. next to Target
Blue Pitt Pups, razor edge
bloodline. $300. 941429-
4883 or 941-237-1180
Free to good home:
Beagle f 4 years old
Australian Shepherd Mix f
1 year old
Both dogs have all shots,
for more info. Call Arne
(941) 240-1715
Jack Russell Terriers pup-
pies. Super sweet & laid
back $350-$450.
(941)-475-1728
Male English Bull Dog
Puppy, 16 wks. old.
AKC, 1st Shots. $1200
941-628-5760
PIT BULL PUPPIES for
sale 4 females 5 males
$450 female $400 male
941-244-0345
SHEARER'S
GROOMING
Summer Sale
$5 Off your next
Doggie Groom.
(941)-488-1549
SHIH POOS 3 adorable
white & black males.
Raised in clean family
home w/parents. 8 wks on
8/8/08 $400/obo 941-
475-5341
SHIH TZU Pups AKC mf
AKC healthC lO0wks $200
-$400. (941) 639-2332.


(941)-926-1443
Kevin's Car Sales
El JoBean, Florida
(941)-268-4395
Why Pay Hwy. 41 Prices?
02 Kia Spofrtage $5995
00 Ford Explorer $4995

7050 CHRYSLER

1997 Sebring Conv. New
Top, Runs & Looks Great
$3500 (941)-488-9005
2001 PT Cruiser, white,
5sp. runs good, $2,995.
(239)-218-3710
2004 Sebring LX1 Conv,
40K Showroom cond.
$10,300 (941)228-7918
2007 PT Cruiser 4cyl
Auto Loaded. Great on
gas. 35 MPG!
$8900 obo
(941)-926-1443

7070 FORD
1995 Crown Vic.
1 owner, 59K, loaded,
almost perfect, $3950.
(941-979-6234
1997 FORD ESCORT,
Great Cond! AC, Serviced.
$2,500. (941)-268-1315
1998 FORD TAURUS,
loaded cold air. $2000
obo. Call 941-769-2111.


GENE GOM&AN
"PREMIERB"
PUTA GORDA
2006 JEEP LIBERTY,
ONLY 8K Mi. PRISTINE!
$11,990
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com
2006 Rubicon 4x4 12.5K
mi Mint Cond. Warranty
$17900 (941)-497-8612

7085 LEXUS

2003 LEXUS GX470 SUV
fully loaded, gps, tow pkg
$21,500 (941)-391-4014

7090 LINCOLN

2001 Lincoln Touring
Sedan, Excellent cond!
ONLY 43K MILES!! $8,500.
(941)-255-9679

7100 MERCURY


Marlow

Werner
1999 Merc. Mistique.
Great Ride! Lotta' Miles.
CHEAP! $2,995
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com


1 day *11.50
4 lines ($5.00 ea. add'l line)
2 days 1 7.50
4 lines ($5.00 ea. add'l line)
3 days -$22.50
4 lines ($5.00 ea add'l line)
7 days -$28.50
4 lines ($5.00 ea add'l line)
Rates not valid with multi-family
or community sales.

To place your ad call:

Arcadia

494-7733

Charlotte

206-1200

Englewood

475-2200

Venice/North Port

207-1200

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* WITH ANY AD .


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HAS MOVED

From
331 SULLIVAN ST
to
312 SULLIVAN ST

(PURPLE HOUSE)


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday Friday

7 a.m. 1 p.m.
2 p.m. 4 p.m.

(941) 205-1000

7020 BUICK

08/13/08
1985 Lesabre 4dr, auto,
ac, 78k, new tires 1
owner $950
(941)-468-1489
1995 Buick LaSabre 80K
mi., cold a/c, moonroof,
black. $1,750 obo
(941)-628-3408 DIr.
1998 Buick Century, Great
A/C, Runs well, 150K,
$1,250.
Call 941-625-8561


I






AI,^ Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, Real Estate Classified


7100 MERCURY 7200 NISSAN 7252 BUDGET BUYS


2005 Mariner, 26K mi. V6,
silver/blue, w/tan int. PL,
PW, cruise, cd, alum
wheels, super nice with
great economy. $11,900.
obo. (941)-518-1321

7110 OLDSMOBILE

1995 Delta 88 6cyl Auto
A/C 90K orig mi, Loaded
Nice Cond, Must sell!!
$1900/obo
941-737-4847
1995 Olds Cutlass
Supreme Conv. New tires,
top & AC. Exc. Cond!
$3,200. (941)-286-0226
1999 OLDS Alero, 72K
cold air, well maint. great
mi. runs like new. $3000
obo. *SOLD**

7135 SATURN


1
V
a
(9


2004 Sentra S, 56K, 5
spd, stereo, CD, 35+
mpg, cold a/c. Asking
$8,900. 575-7843 dlr


GENE
GORMAN'S
2005 NISSAN SENTRA
1.8S, AUTO, PWR OPTS!
GAS SAVER! $9,990.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com

7205 SPORTS CARS

1993 Corvette convert.
86k mi, auto, Rare Aqua
metalic & White. $12,000
239-218-5454
Located in Venice

7208 SUZUKI


.997 SC 1, 2dr, 5sp. sil- GENE
er, clean, new tires, cold
ic, runs perfect, $2,975 U I AWI9
941)-505-7744 2007 XL7, 3RD ROW,
ONLY 16K MI!
M li BRAND NEW! $15,500.
arow 625-2141, Pt. Char.
Werner www.genegormans.com

2007 Saturn Ion, AT, 7210 TOYOTA
A/C, 4 Cyl., CD, Only
452 Miles! $15,995 1995 Camry LE 4cyl Auto
(941)-639-3175 Cold A/C 135K mi
marlowwerner.com 35MPG! $2400 obo


7140 MISC. DOMESTIC
AUTOS

Mod-Lite, needs finished.


941-315-127/9
1995 Toyota Corolla, a/c,
114K mi., $3,300. 1991
Camry 67K mi., a/c,
$5,000, both exc.


#1 Top $$ Paid
For Your CARS
& TRUCKS
(941)-626-9120
1992 Buick Regal, cold
a/c, 103K mi. $1500.
(941)-286-4599
1996 MERC VILLAGER,
Runs good, clean, a/c,
good shape. $1850.
(941)421-8804
1997 Chev Blazer LT, 4dr,
6cyl, Cold ac, good cond.
141k mi, Runs excellent
Tow Pkg. $2450/obo 314-
753-5084
1999 Dodge Neon 4-dr,
approx 85k mi, ice cold
a/c, new timing belt, water-
pump, battery $1500obo
941-5444300
Police Impounds 93 Honda
Civic $400, 94 Acura
$700, for listings 800-
366-9813 Ext. 3964

7260 AUTOS WANTED

CASH FOR
YOUR CAR
941-286-4599


Top Dollars Paid
for Cars, trucks,
vans, any cond.
(941)-650-5785
WE BUY CARS
$300 CASH +UP
Frank 276-0204


$3,500 obo (954)-494- cond. (941)-916-0380
1990 Mike ALL JUNK
GENE GOIMAN VEHICLES WANTED
7160 HONDA "PREMER" $300- $5,000
PU ,TA GORDA Free pick up.
2002 TOYOTA RAV4, 941-623-5118
r_.3LL&zLi ALL POWER, GREAT GAS
1998 HONDA ACCORD MILEAGE. $10,990 941- *Junk Cars Wanted*
4-dr, 1 Sr owner, always 639-7300 24/7 Fair $ paid
garaged. Full power, www.genegormans.com 241286-31224
like new inside and out. 2002 Toyota Solara SE, 2 941- 623-5550
NO DISAPPOINTMENTS Dr. coupe, auto, a/c. Gas $$ TOP CASH $$
$5375obo (941)468-3375 Saver. Loaded. Nice cond. o A. 11.$


2001 Passport High miles
KBB $5300 will sell for
$2900, for pics & info
http://sarasota.craigslist.
org/car/779620563.html
or call 941-223-8627
2005 Element, 22K, auto,
loaded,4 cyl Wholesale
$14,995. Finan WAC
$14,995. 575-7843 dlr
HONDA ACCORD LX 105K
mi $5,900. 30+ mpg
Excellent condition. 941-
626-6157.

7177 KIA

2001 Rio 4dr, auto, AC,
low miles, Gas Mizer
$2700 (941)-391-5786


7270 AUTO PARTS/
ACCESSORIES

Tires 2205/70R15, used
$50, 2 175/70R13 Like
new $50, 1 Yokohama
P205/65R15 like new
$40- Chevy Motor 4.3
liter 80K mi, new top end
$500 941-626-3265

7290 VANS
1992 FORD Conversion
Van, hi top, new tires, Nice!
$1950 (941)626-3102
1995 Astro cargo van,
V6,. auto, runs good,
$850. 769-1336
1996 Chevy Lumina Van
auto, AC, V6, good cond.
$1400 great on gas.
(941)-391-5786
1996 Dodge Caravan
104K mi V6, Runs $1250
(941)-475-5054
1996 Dodge Grand Cara-
van, runs great, well main-
tained $1,400 obo, (941)-
766-7659
1997 Chevy Express pas.
van, 112K, exc cond.
$3875. (941)-474-7387
1998 FORD WINDSTAR,
auto, ac, 7-pass, exc cond
$1,999 (941)-623-3095
1999 Ford Windstar LX,
3.8, 94K mi 17/24 mpg
$5300 941-828-8871
2002 Ford Windstar SE,
66K, Quad Seats, rear a/c,
loaded, CD. $6,900. Finan
WAC 575-7843 dlr
2003 Ford E150 V6 68K
mi. New tires. Well main-
tained. $9895 (941)-488-
8016
2004 GMC SavanaT, 28K
Mi. $10,500 347-992-
6413
2004 Nissan Quest SL,
auto, PW, PL, AC, 6 cyl.
Exc. cond. Must see. Can
be seen @ 18000 Paulson
Dr. Mon-Fri. 10-2. $9,500.
769-1336.


$3,995. 941-255-0097 DEAD OR ALIVE. 485- GENE GORAN
ralpr 79 19


7300 TRUCKS/
PICK-UPS

1996 Sonoma, AC, 86K
mi. 3 doors, good cond.
$3,995. (941)-467-2827
1997 DODGE 1 TON Dump
truck New trans, tires, radi-
ator, Good running
$3500/obo
(941)-284-3155
1997 DODGE 1500
Laramie ext., 84K exc.
con. loaded, cold air, 2nd
ownr.$4200. 916-1134.
1997 Ford F-150, X-cab,
V8, Triton, auto, great
tires, $2,000 SOLD!
1999 Ford Crew Cab, Dual-
ly, New Rears, Good Shape
XLT Lariat $8950 o.b.o.
916-0190 Anytime
2001 Chevy S10, 4 cyl.,
41K mi. Auto. Tow pkg.
$5900. (941)-916-0137
2002 Ford Ranger, XLT, X-
Cab, Loaded, 65K Mi.,
Very Nice $8450. Roy
941-916-2842. Agent
2002 S-10 ZR2 4x4,
Loaded...very sharp
$7500. 941-716-1433

GENE
GORMIAN'S
2003 DODGE RAM
1500 QUAD CAB. AUC-
TION PRICE! $9,990.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com
2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Quad Cab. Black w/5.7
Hemi, Leather, Bed Liner,
Running Boards. Under
36,000 miles. One
owner. $10,000
OBO..941-830-1527
2003 Nissan Frontier Crew
Cab, power everything,
well kept, leather,
$9,500/obo. (941)-624-
3149 or (941)380-6885.
2004 GMC Sierra 2500
SL, H/D,Crew Cab, 4x4,
Low Mi. ,Diesel,Leather
Loaded,Dealer Serviced,
$17,000 941-661-8991


...... /i"PREMIER"
CASH AG DA Marlow
GENE FOR YOUR CAR 2005 CHEVY UPLANDER
GORMA 'S OR TRUCK LT,LEATHER, DVD. Werner
ANY YEAR OR MAKE CLASSY] $12,990. erner
2003 TOYOTA TACOMA, (941) 966-7111 941-639-7300 2005 Ford F-350, Flat
4DR, LEATHER. www.genegormans.com Bed, Powerstroke,
r9iDrF lci 1 UOEO A IT11 11ITY Turhn fDiesel A/T A/C


625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com VJunkCLES REMOV
COULD BE WORTH
GENE 697-7222 OR 475-!
GORMAN'S * *
2004 TOYOTA HIGH- MAXIMUM TA
LANDER, 4 CYL., 3RD WRITE OFF!
ROW. CLEAN! $13,990. DONATE YOU
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com RESELLABLE


2003 Spectra 4dr A/c GENE GORMAN
5spd 34 MPG 40K mi "PREMER"
$4850/obo P AGO
(941)-468-1489 PUTiAG 0DA
2005 TOYOTA HIGH-
LANDER, 3RD ROW,
7180 MAZDA GOOD MPG! $14,990.
941-639-7300
GENE GO11 0 www.genegormans.com
fREE 2007 CAMRY CE, 31MPG
"PREmER" 29K. 6 disc CD, sunroof
PUITA GORDA Very clean. $16,800. 941
2004 MAZDA RX8, 474-7832
PADDLE SHIFT, SUN-
ROOF. MINT! $13,990.
941-639-7300 7220 VOLKSWAGEN
www.genegormans.com


7190 MERCEDES

1985 300D Turbo Diesal,
35-40 mpg, nice cond.
$2700 (941)-613-1313

7195 MITSUBISHI


GENE GORMAN
PREFERR"
PDTA GORDA
2004 MITSUBISHI
DIAMANTE, 4 DR.,
SUNROOF. $10,490.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com


GENE
GORMAN'S
2005 VW NEW JETTA,
30K MI! GREAT ON GAS!
SWEET! $14,990
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com

7250 ANTIQUES/
COLLECTIBLES

WANTED: MODEL T FORD
PARTS PRE-1950 CAR
PARTS. LITERATURE,
LICENSE PLATES, AUTO-
MOBILIA (941)408-9601


VEHICLE
(BOATS W/TRAI]
& RV'S ALSO
TO
CHARLOTTE
COUNTY HABITAT
HUMANITY
941-206-2606
PROCEEDS HELP Q
IFIED FAMILIES
ACHIEVE
HOME OWNERS



7270 AUTO PART
ACCESSORIES

CAR TOPPER-Sears
Pd $199 Buy $88.
BIKE RACKS fit '2"hitc
941-426-2306
Jeep Wrangler 5 W
off of 2001. $350
917-0900
Tires & wheels '08
take offs, alloy &
Goodyear Wranglers
have '81 Covette A
Ralleys. Great P
(941)-429-1952
Tires 2 sets of
235/75R-15, like
$150/ea set Sold!!!!!


SI GENE GORKAN
ed "PREER"
$$sss PNTA GORDA
9007 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA S,
ALUM. WHEELS, SUNROOF.
SWEET! $13,990.
X 941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

R Marlow

LER Werner
2006 Pontiac Montana
SV6, Loaded With
Everything! 13,294
FOR Miles. $16,995
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
6
)UAL- 7300 TRUCKS/
s PICK-UPS

HIP! 14' SMOKER CRAFT 30hp,
elec. start, w/trlr & bimini.
Runs great $900/obo 941-
391-1598
S/ 1985 Nissan PU, 5sp.
$850. (941)-286-4599
20-SV 1991 Ford F250 3/4 ton,
receiver hitch Good work
h$32 truck $900 obo
(941)-474-6126
/heels 1992 GMC, P30 cube van,
941- gas, auto, ac, runs good,
cistom shelves, $3,000
Jeep (941)-505-7744
steel, 1994 GMC & 1992 Ford F-
also 350, Both in good cond.
lloy & runs great, each $2,000.
rices. (941)-206-3906
1995 CHEVY SILVERADO,
4 LT Most Accessories incl. Air.
new Nice looking truck! $1500.
**SOLD**


Side Tool Box, 24,597
Mi. $17,700.
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com
2006 Chevy 1500, Auto,
A/C, L. Box, 10K Mi. Like
New $9950. Call Roy 941-
916-2842. Agent
2006 DODGE Ram 2500
SLT turbo diesel, 40K mi.
$25,900. 5th wheel
optional. (941) 769-0141

GENE GOMAN
PREFERR"
PDTA GORDA
2006 NISSAN
FRONTIER, CREW CAB,
ONLY 25K. $15,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES
1996 Chevy S10 Blazer
LS, V6, full power, 4 dr,
good cond. in & out, A/C,
$1800. 941-391-2503
1999 GMC Jimmy, V6,
auto, a/c, 4X4, fully
loaded. Nice cond. 4 Dr.,
$2,495 941-255-0097
2000 4 door Chevy Blazer,
under 70K miles $4200
obo 743-8605

GENE
GORIAN'S
2001 FORD EXPEDITION
EB, WHOLESALE PRIC-
ING! MINT! $8,900.
625-2141, Pt. Char.
www.genegormans.com


7305 SPORT UTILITY/
VEHICLES

2004 FORD EXPEDITION
XLT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE, all
power, front and rear air,
exc. condition. $14,200.
(941)-809-3397
or 941-4934393
2004 Lincoln Aviator 1
owner Off Lease 58K mi
Loaded, 3rd row seating.
$12300 obo
(941)-926-1443

GENE GORKAN
"PREMIER"
PUNTA GORDA
2005 CHEVY EQUINOX
LT, LTHR, SUNROOF.
LOADED! $11,990.
941-639-7300
www.genegormans.com

Marlow

Werner
2006 PontiacTorrent,
6Cyl., AT, A/C. 4,153
Miles $16,995
(941)-639-3175
marlowwerner.com

7310 4 X 4'S

2004 FORD EXPEDITION
XLT, 4 WHEEL DRIVE, all
power, front and rear air,
exc. condition. $14,200.
(941)-809-3397
or 941-4934393

7320 AVIATION

1975 Cessna 150M. IFR.
Exc. cond. Call for details
(941)-629-5755
582 Rotax 65HP, 3 Blade
warp drive prop, 177 hrs
$2500. (941)-624-0355.
Airplane Hanger Condo
60x7Osf, $334,000. Call
Larry Bailie (239)-821-
8027 Florida Foundation
Realty, LLC.
LSA Challenger II
Reduced to $9,995!!
239-731-5524
navalairestates.com

7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

2004 Roadking alum. boat
trlr. Dual axle, surge
brakes, 10,000 GVWR.
$1800. **SOLD* *
LOAD TRAILER '07, 26'
w/ Hyud. lift. Brand new
$5000 941-475-7641
NEW AND USED OPEN
& ENCLOSED UTILITY,
BOAT, CAR HAULERS AND
DUMP TRAILERS. TRAIL-
ER HITCHES AND WIRING.
TWO-MORROW'S TRAIL-
ER SALES, ENGLEWOOD,
FL. 941-460-9700
NEW BOAT TRAILERS AT
Dealer Cost. Credit Cards
Accepted. WEST COAST
TRAILER (941)698-9902
PRE-LOVED TRAILERS
5X8 Open, Ramp..$795
5X10, Enclosed..$1095
5X 10 Open, Ramp Rack
............................ $ 9 9 5
5X10 Open, Fully
Galvanized .........$1295
Kendon Single Bike
Hauler..................$1495
RESCUE-TECH
Sales, Service, Parts
41 South Punta Gorda
(941)-833-2200

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

1972 Triumph 650 chop-
per, raked, springer, hard-
tail, long & low. Needs
restored $3500 (941)-
426-9129
1985 Suzuiki Dirtbike
Must sell! $500. obo.
(941)-875-8077
1994 Honda Shadow,
great bike, $2000. Also
'95 Chevy conversion van
$600. (941)-623-5425


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS

1998 HARLEY ROAD KING
13k miles Ex shape, lots
of chrome. Too much to
list.
Show bike, Awesome.
$11,500/obo
941-716-2176
2003 Harley-Davidson
Softail Fatboy 100th
Anniversary, 8,701 miles,
1450 cc, Blue, Need to
sell fast, Price $5600,
use
adrian324214@gmail.co
m for pictures (605) 593
4104
2003 Honda 250 Reflex
Scooter, low miles, like
new. Garaged. $3200
(941)-698-0427 or
941-270-6415
2004 HD Sportster 883
19.5K mi, Lots of extras
$5500 941-270-0142
2004 Suzuki VS 800 Intrud-
er. 2K. Like new. Extras.
$3995. 9414930155
2005 ROAD KING, 5600
mi. Stage 1, extras. Mint.
$14,000. 941-255-3817
2005 SUZUKI HAYABUSA
GSX 1300R, 2500mi.
$8000obo941-457-5151
2006 Honda Metropolitan
50cc $1500
(941)-493-9065
2006 HONDA SHADOW
1300. Windshield,
crash bars, back rest,
hard saddle bags, only
1500 miles. $7495.
941-809-3397
2007 Honda Shadow 600,
wrrnty, 815mi. New
$5,000. (941)-629-2063
2007 Kawasaki Ninja
500. Yellow. Only 1,300
miles. Showroom mint
cond. $4,500 Tom 764-
9881
2007 Xingyue 150cc
motor scooter w/16"
alum. wheels & carrying
case. 75mpg. 200 mi.
PGI **SOLD**
2007 Yamaha Stratoliner,
11,700mi. custom oarnge
paint, arlen ness fairing,
$20K invested, $11,995.
239-218-3710
BRAND NEW ELECTRIC
SCOOTER.
Call (941)-493-7248
JOHNNY PAG Scooter
Runs good $450. (941)-
650-4302

7365 ATV
2005 Arctic Cat 4 wheeler
DVX 400, less than
20 hrs. $4,000 obo,
(941)-875-8077

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

1996 5th wheel 26', slide
out, cold air, needs TLC.
No title $2,000 obo,
**SOLD**
2001 Coachman TT, Slide
out, Fully Self contained,
Ex Cond. N/S. $5500 obo
941-587-6100
2004 KEYSTONE Laredo
28ft, 5th wh slider, $12k
(941)-474-3441
2005 FourWinds 27B, dbl
bunks rear, Q front, sleeps
9, ducted AC/Heat stereo
Syst/TV, awning, all
extras, fully loaded, run-
ning gear incl. like new.
Must sell $10,500 obo.
941-764-7120
2006 FLAGSTAFF by For-
est River, 29' super slide,
sleeps 6. $12K. Exc.
cond. Owner finance possi-
ble. 941-408-1843
2007 Cardinal 40', 5 th.
wheel, mint, all options,
$39,000, 941-613-1313
30' 5th Wheel Toy
Hauler/Camper, $5,000
$3000 (239)-218-3710


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS

94 Prowler 24 ft. Self Con-
tained, A/C, Awning, 2 dr,
Rear Bed, Must Sell $3900
o.b.o.315-3200

Charlotte RV Center
Great selection of pre-
owned RVs! Buy Sell -
Trade Financing
We'll sell your RV FREE!
Ask about our marketing.
Repairs Maintenance -
Parts Body Shop
US 41 at Kings Hwy., Port
Charlotte
(941) 883-5555
www.CharlotteRVcenter.com

I Buy Travel Trailers, 5th
Wheels & Park Models.
Pay Cash/Top $$
Dave813-713-3217

7380 MOTOR HOMES/
RVs

1974 PREVOST, Sleeps 5
& 2 horses. Low mi!
$7,500. (941)-624-0355

1988 Pace Arrow 35',
good cond $6000 941-
268-1126

31' Georgetown 66k
miles, 6 new tires, Tow
Dolly w/ brakes, Bike
carrier, Generator,
Many extras, Excellent
condition. Asking
$27,000 941-429-9048

BLUE OX RV Golf Cart Car-
rier, new $3000, sell
$1200. 941-769-0141.

$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Motor Home/
Travel Trailer Any Size
or Price. Will Come To You.
(941)626-9075



Saturn Tow-Cars. 15 to
choose from. Blue-Ox tow
hitches. PRO-POWER AUTO
SALES (941) 627-8822
P.C.

7381 RV STORAGE

LARGE RV LOT in nice,
quiet, clean safe Park
with shed. Clubhouse &
boat ramp. EngI area
$360/mo
941-662-0015



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I


SUNCOAST BOATING


7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED


$$ CASH PAID $$
For Your Boat or
Yacht.Any Size or
Price.Will Come To You.
(941)626-9075
08/13/08
14' Fiberglass w/almost
new 2006 25hp Merc 0/B.
Approx 70hrs. $1900
(941)-321-9722
14' Johnboat 2000 15hp
Yamaha 4 stroke 1999
Low Hrs. GreatTrailer.
$2395 (941)-488-8016
14' LANDAU w/trailer 9.9
Johnson extra's. trolling
motor $1100. 916-1134.
15 1/2' Alum. Polarcraft,
50 hp Yamaha, 2005
motor, 2006 sportsman
fishing boat, great shape,
asking $5,000/obo. (941)-
815-1349


16' '85 Skeeter bass boat,
many extras, $1200/obo;
19 1/2' '90 Bayliner,
many xtras, $2000/obo.
16', '05 pontoon w/brand
new trlr, many xtras
$9,000 firm. (941)-628-
3460

16' -1996 PROSPORTS
Flatsboat, 55HP Yamaha
O/B 1994, Good cond.
$3500/obo
941-270-1449

17' 2001 SeaPro 90HP
Yamaha OB,trolling
motor,Polling
platform,bimini top,
FF,GPS, 2 live wells, Boat-
master Alum trailer, low
hours $7800 OBO 941-
637-8053


7330 BOATS-POWERED
18' Cobia, CC, bimini &
console cover, 120 Evin-
rude. Motor needs work
$1,800, *SOLD*
18'10", 1997 Proline flats
boat, 2001- 115 Yamaha 2
stroke OB, 2004 alum.,
trlr, polling platform,
trolling motor, $8495.
(941) 629-3600.
19' Sweetwater Pontoon
2006, 40hp 2006 Merc,
Porta potty, Canvas cover-
ing for cabin, GPS,
CD/AM-FM stereo.
Paid $20K, $11,999
(941)-321-9722
19'-'89 OMC Cobra 5.0L
HO, perfect cond very low
hrs $3999 941-257-8259
1984 21 3 Chris craft, cc,
92 Yamaha 225 hp Runs
grt. Must Sell. $7200
o.b.o. 315-3200


7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7330 BOATS-POWERED 7333 MISC. BOATS


1989 28' ALUM. Pontoon
Boat, 100 HP Merc, new
bimini top, w/float on trail-
er, seats 10 people. Call
941-627-3065.

20' 2006 Coastal Bay
Action Craft, 150 Yamaha
4-Stroke, T-Top. Loaded!
65 Hrs. Exc. Cond!
$27,900. **SOLD**

CASH
TODAY
For Your Boats
& Jet Skis
(941)-268-7516

20' Pontoon boat 23hrs.
on new yamaha motor
w/2yr. old trailer, $5,200
(941)-286-4599


21' 1978 Mako w/ 2004
Alum. Tandem trailer. Good
cond. 1988 175HP Evin-
rude, runs, needs wk.
$5000. (941)-475-3003

21' 2002 Sea Fox, Merc.
150. Less than 200 hours.
T-Top, electronics. Runs
great. Trailer 2004. Good
shape. Good on gas.
$15,000 obo.
(941)-697-9732

22' 1988 CHRISCRAFT
CC, '95/225hp John-
son, Outrigger, Down
rigger, 3 live wells, Very
clean, Deep V, Engle-
wood $6900/obo 863-
660-8827

25' SeaRay Sun Dancer,
'04 trlr w/brake, $9500/
obo. (941)-585-9992


Boat Donations wanted
to support Clearwater
Marine Aquarium. Tax
Deductable (727)
409-6282 ext. 235

7331 SAILBOATS

Free 22ft. Sailboat. No
sail, no mast, no leaks, no
trailer, (941)-979-8818

7332 PERSONAL
WATER VEHICLES

(2) 2005 SEE DOO RXP
Super Charged, Garage
Kept, 40 hrs. Exc. Cond!
w/ Trailer & Accessories.
$14,500. 941-204-5427
2000 Sea Doo LRV, 13'
Wave runner. Low hrs., 4
passenger, trailer. Asking
$3,800, (239)-777-6221


2001 Jolly Boat, 10' 4",
Hard Dinghy w/Trailer,
$2500, $1,500 obo.
(239)-218-3710

7334 OUTBOARD/
MARINE ENGINES

1999 Yamaha 4 stroke
shortshaft 4 h.p. O.B. No
salt looks & runs great,
$500. 1994 Yamaha 9.9
O.B., short shaft, 2 stroke,
no salt water $725. 941-
505-7431

3.7L Mercruiser eng. Exc.
cond. $650/obo. (941)-
505-0901

Mercruiser Alpha-One out-
drive, exc. cond. $600/
obo. (941)-505-0901


7336 BOAT STORAGE/
DOCKING

DEEP WATER BOAT
SLIPS Englewood 25-60'
$9FT/MO.
941-270-1449

7337 BOAT REPAIRS/
DETAILING

Wood/Fiberglass expert
Fab. jointer wood work Lic
& Ins 941473-8120
954-805-9337 Robert.

7339 CANOES/KAYAKS

KAYAKS & CANOES
SALES, RENTAL,
EQUIP. LARGEST
SELECTION IN
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
ESTERO RIVER
(239) 992-4050


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In The Primary Guide, you will find information on
candidates running for local, state and national
offices. Candidates appearing on ballots in Sarasota,
DeSoto and Charlotte counties are found in this
special section.
You will find sample ballots
for registered Republicans,
Democrats and those belonging
to other parties. You will also
learn about absentee ballots,
early voting and other
election-related matters.
The section is organized by
region. It begins with Charlotte \. '
County candidates, moves
then DeSoto County and into .
Sarasota County before ending with state and
national candidates. We hope this makes it easier
for you to navigate.
We also hope this special section helps educate you
on the dozens of candidates seeking office across
Southwest Florida and the state.
And, we hope you vote Aug. 26 if you have not taken
advantage of early voting.

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What's Inside


CHARLOTTE COUNTY
Charlotte County Sheriff..................................................................................................... 3, 4
Supervisor of Elections ...................................................................................................... 5, 6
County Commission, District 1 ....................................................................................... 7, 8, 9
County Commission, District 3........................................................................................ 10, 11
County Commission, District 5........................................................................................ 12, 13
Airport Authority, District 3 ................................................................................................... 14
Public Defender.............................................................................................................. 15, 16
County Commission, District 3 ............................................................................................. 18
Charlotte County Election Turnout (1964 to present) ........................................................... 33
DESOTO COUNTY
DeSoto County Sheriff.................................................................................................... 35, 36
County Commission, District 1 ............................................................................................. 37
County Commission, District 3 ............................................................................................. 38
SARASOTA COUNTY
County Commission, District 1 ............................................................................................. 17
Property Appraiser.......................................................................................................... 19, 20
School Board, District 2 ....................................................................................................... 21
Sarasota County Sheriff.................................................................................................. 22, 23
Hospital Board, Northern Seat 1 .......................................................................................... 24
Hospital Board, Central Seat 1 ....................................................................................... 24, 25
Hospital Board, At Large Seat 1 ........................................................................................... 25
North Port City Commission, Seat 2................................................................................ 26, 27
North Port City Commission, Seat 3 ..................................................................................... 30
Charter Review Board, District 2 .............................................................................................31
STATE
12th Judicial Ciruit Judge, Group 1 ...................................................................................... 32
12th Judicial Ciruit Public Defender ............................................................................... 33, 34
State Representative, District 71 .................................................................................... 39, 40
State Representative, District 72.......................................................................................... 41
State Senate, District 23 ................................................................................................ 42, 43
NATIONAL
U.S. Representative, District 16 ...................................................................................... 43 44
MORE INFORMATION
Local option sales tax amendment ...................................................................................... 15
Sample ballots ...........................................................................................................2...... 8, 29
Charter amendments propose saving money, time ............................................................... 34
Polling locations ............................................................................................................. 46, 47
Unopposed candidates........................................................................................................ 45


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2008 PRIMARY ELECTION SPECIAL SECTION


CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF


Richard Worch
Age: 53
Birthplace: Baltimore, Md.
Education: Doctorate in public administration, Nova
Southeastern University; master's in criminal justice,
University of Baltimore; bachelor's in criminal
justice, University of Baltimore; associate degree in


Family: Two children, Richard III, 26; and Alicia, 24.
Work experience: Colonel, Pasco County Sheriff's
Office, 2001-2006; Charlotte County sheriff,
1989-2000; major, Monroe County Sheriff's Office,
1986-1988; Charlotte County Sheriff's Office,
1979-1986; Harford County Sheriff's Office, Md.,
1973-1979.


says he gave Charlotte County's citizens the safest
county south of Orlando at the lowest cost per
person while modernizing, computerizing and tak-
ing the Sheriff's Office out of the dark ages all
while bringing it to the level of top honors and
national distinction and reducing property taxes
to fund the sheriff's budget from 24 percent


in a i general studies, Harford Community College. Accomplishments: As sheriff, Worch to 19 percent.

With Charlotte County the sheriff's budget 10 percent. That's station. This is only the Rather, moving DUI detection
facing tougher times nearly $6 million today beginning for getting patrols are 300 percent more
financially, where will crime and spending effective in arrests and done for
you look to cut costs? What do you hope to under control. a fraction of the cost of a single
u lsnmnlieh aoe hariff? checkpoint.


Today, 42 percent of every property
tax dollar funds the sheriff's budget
while crime significantly increases.
Bad business. In 1988, it was 24 per-
cent, and in 2000, 19 percent, while
crime dramatically decreased. That
success used business principles.
Only 10 percent of police calls are
crime-related. We used volunteers,
non-sworn personnel and non-paid
sworn reserve deputies for the rest.
We had better solutions to housing
prisoners than new multimillion-
dollar buildings. These policies saved


uwIi. f *9Vp u 1 III *


My goals, reduce crime and
taxes. We did it before and we can
do it again. First, using sound
business principles, redistribute
paid manpower for better cost-
effectiveness and again use vol-
unteers and reservists. Reinstitute
a realistic drug enforcement poli-
cy, as we had before, that boots
drug houses out of our neighbor-
hoods. Enforce immigration poli-
cy so criminal illegal aliens in our
county are sent to ICE for depor-


Will you continue
the DUI checkpoint
program? Explain.
No. As sheriff, I took the least
intrusive law enforcement
approach to engage those
violating the law while staying out
of the lives of law-abiding citizens.
Although checkpoints have support-
ers, most of America doesn't agree
with these intrusive methods. They
smack of totalitarian regimes.
Citizens don't want the police poking
into their lives without a real reason.


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He did it once, he can do it, again!

When Richard Worch was Sheriff, our county was known nationwide as one of the safest places to live
in Florida. Money Magazine voted us the number one place in the nation to live, mainly due to our low
crime rate. We were the safest of all 26 counties south of Orlando. Deputies were assigned to know
their neighborhoods and people knew their deputies. The incoming administration did away with that
program. Since then, we have fallen from 1st place to 21st place of these 26 counties while spending
has skyrocketed. Richard Worch will return assigned community responsive deputies to our
neighborhoods to reduce crime.


1988 SheriffWorch (I09 -20,0P )
takes' offic wilh ChOricu County
in 5[Ih plaC. "11 of 67 C00JLk$ni
(tho wor It had vr- Ihem in Oth
CDUirtay*! hliFik" 40 I1HAt pkbit}.


TODAY Charlnnt County has droppVd
to del WORST PIAC. VE. R
aw? IN ITS HISTORY.


Political advertisement paid for and approved by Richard Worch,
Republican, for Charlotte County Sheriff I:


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2008 PRIMARY ELECTION SPECIAL SECTION


CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF


Bill Cameron
Age: 47
Birthplace: New Jersey
Education: Master's degree in business administra-
tion, IMPAC University; bachelor's in executive
management, Hodges University; associate degree
in criminal justice, Edison College; graduate of FBI
National Academy, the Southern Police Institute in
Louisville, Ky., and National Sheriffs Institute in


Longmont, Colo.
Family: Wife, Canda; daughter, Jessica, 21; and
son, Bret, 19.
Work experience: Fort Myers Police Department,
1982-1987; Lee County Sheriff's Office,
1987-2003; Charlotte County sheriff, 2003-2005;
chief deputy at Charlotte County Sheriff's Office,
2005-2008.
Accomplishments: Being appointed sheriff by


Gov. Bush. Leading the Sheriff's Office through
Hurricane Charley. His years as a narcotics officer
taking drug dealers off the streets. Being named
to Florida's Who's Who of Drug Prevention
Professionals two years in a row. Being blessed to
have been able to help a lot of people in his career.
Raising two amazing children and watching them
grow to become wonderful
0 young adults.


With Charlotte County
facing tougher times
financially, where
will you look to cut costs?


Our Sheriff's Office is already a
financially lean operation. We
recently volunteered to partake in
an audit of county services, and
there was very little found to cut
that would not have a negative
effect on public safety. Prevention
services are usually the first to be
cut from police budgets, but that is
a "pay me now or pay me later"
decision. If we had to cut, it would
likely mean cutting officer and sup-


port positions from non-emer-
gency responder services. But I
don't think we will be faced with
that decision anytime soon. Our
county leadership has been
very committed to providing
for your safety, and I don't see
that changing.

What do you hope to
accomplish as sheriff?
I want to continue to bring a rep-
utation of pride in service and
integrity in character to your
Sheriff's Office. I want the citizens
of Charlotte County to feel that


they have the most car-
ing, effective and profes-
sional Sheriff's Office in
the state. We have
accomplished so much already
by reducing crime, decreasing
traffic crashes, and preventing drug
use by our kids. I will work hard to
meet and exceed your expectations
in protecting the quality of life
you have come to enjoy in
Charlotte County.

Will you continue the DUI
checkpoint program? Explain.
Yes, as sheriff I will continue the


DUI checkpoint program.
Sobriety checkpoints change
driving habits and save lives.
They keep drinking and dri-
ving on people's minds and they
deter people from making the
decision to drive drunk. About
87 percent of drunken drivers
apprehended at checkpoints
would not have been apprehended
through other means. DUI check-
points combined with our roving
DUI patrols have resulted in a
decrease in traffic crashes and
DUI-related crashes in Charlotte
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CHARLOTTE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS


1 Paul Stamoulis Accomplishments: Founder of the Ad Hoc Committee
Age: 55 to Incorporate Englewood, 2006-present; director of
Birthplace: New York City, N.Y. the Englewood Gardens Club, 2007-present; founder
Education: B.A., Rutgers University, 1975; and director of the Charlotte County Civic Association.
law degree from Drake University School of Law, 1983. 2008-present.
Family: Wife, Janina; daughter, Elizabeth, 21. When Stamoulis was 24, his family was among
Work experience: Semi-retired since 2006; served as 10 that started a fraternal organization to found a
New Jersey municipal court judge, 1998-2000, 2003- church, which currently includes approximately
2006; attorney,1983-present. 400 families. Over the years, he served in sev-


eral church offices, including president for four years,
during which he assisted in raising approximately
$1 million to build classrooms and a gymnasium for
youth. Other accomplishments include passing New
Jersey's, Iowa's and Florida's state bar examinations on
the first try, becoming a mentor for Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Charlotte County, marrying his wife of
. 24 years and raising their daughter.


What do you think needs to
be improved in the functions
of the Supervisor of Elections
office? How can you
accomplish this?

The office needs a more "hands-
on" approach by a dedicated
supervisor, who would have
informed the absentee voter of the
postage required for the return
envelope $1. This inexcusable
omission increased the possibility
of ballots being returned to voters,
delayed in their delivery, lost or
returned to a wrong or stale
address. A trip to the post office is
now required to determine and
obtain the correct postage. Why


can't we have a 42-cent absentee
ballot?

What goals do you plan
to meet if you are elected?

My goal is to restore confidence in
the Florida voting procedure. I will
also work to increase voter registra-
tion, voter education and voter
turnout with more personal appear-
ances by the supervisor. A more
active and dedicated supervisor of
elections in Charlotte County would
not have resulted in a voter registra-
tion increase of only 1.7 percent,
less than half the increase of
3.7 percent in neighboring
Sarasota County.


As the election's office I ..
is facing budget cuts, Il
how can you help the %
office be more creative
with its money?

The public should be provided
with easier access about how the
office spends its money, such as the
amount spent for the new machines
and how much the state con-
tributed. For the 2007-2008 fiscal
year, the Supervisor of Elections
office received an increase of
$1,971,790, more than doubling the
previous year's $1,859,175 to a total
of $3,830,965. The current budget
features a 5-percent pay hike, while
the sheriff, property appraiser and


clerk of court requested
ml 3 percent, and the tax collec-
tor requested no raises.


Did you know this?


* What president vetoed
the most bills?
President Franklin D.
Roosevelt made
372 regular vetoes
and 635 total vetoes.
Information provided
by the U.S. Capitol Office
of the Clerk


CHARLOTTE COUNTY ELECTION TURNOUT
1964 PRESENT
ELECTORS ELECTOR ELECTORS ELECTOR ELECTORS ELECTOR
YEAR ELECTION ELIGIBLE TURNOUT PERCENT YEAR ELECTION ELIGIBLE TURNOUT PERCENT YEAR ELECTION ELIGIBLE TURNOUT PERCENT


1964 General
1st Primary
1966 2nd Primary
General
1st Primary
1968 2nd Primary
General
1st Primary
1970 2nd Primary
General
1st Primary
1972 2nd Primary
General
1st Primary
1974 2nd Primary
General
1st Primary
1976 2nd Primary
General
1st Primary
1978 2nd Primary
General
PPP
1st Primary
1980 2nd Primary
General


11,360
12,207
12,207
12,460
12,832
12,562
14,037
14,134
14,134
14,524
19,378
19,378
20,676
24,211
24,211
24,643
27,204
14,996
28,464
32,168
32,168
32,917
33,781
36,857
36,857
38,576


9,034
5,736
5,356
8,407
6,707
3,942
11,632
6,509
6,453
10,101
8,145
2,105
16,751
8,155
3,316
15,863
12,429
4,525
22,313
11,149
8,401
20,855
18,423
17,071
17,336
32,216


80%
47%
44%
67%
52%
31%
83%
46%
32%
70%
42%
11%
81%
34%
14%
64%
46%
30%
78%
35%
26%
63%
54%
46%
47%
84%


1st Primary
1982 2nd Primary
General
PPP
1984 1st Primary
2nd Primary
General
1st Primary
1986 2nd Primary
General
PPP
q1988 1st Primary
2nd Primary
General
1st Primary
1990 2nd Primary
General
PPP
1st Primary
1992 2nd Primary
General
1st Primary
1994 2nd Primary
General


42,393
40,673
42,995
44,045
47,506
15,575
49,682
51,928
49,758
52,788
55,749
56,799
57,614
63,103
66,616
62,722
67,443
74,023
77,834
42,595
80,691
80,286
80,286
81,515


15,353
9,142
27,222
17,874
15,432
3,066
39,363
16,401
10,858
35,711
23,235
20,749
19,702
46,180
21,151
4,825
42,625
24,819
28,066
15,789
63,656
21,745
8,121
52,838


PPP = Presidential Preference Primary


PPP
1996 1st Primary
2nd Primary
General
1st Primary
1998 2nd Primary
General
PPP
2000 1st Primary
2nd Primary
General
2002 1st Primary
General
PPP
2004 1st Primary
General
,2006 1st Primary
General


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87,484
90,795
47,931
92,568
93,553
32,388
94,168
77,568
96,932
47,170
98,898
104,257
105,117
107,416
111,669
113,808
116,707
117,250


14,452
25,570
15,807
64,033
17,248
1,261
49,168
15,065
23,050
7,977
70,103
26,724
60,634
10,906
20,151
80,196
18,062
55,774


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CHARLOTTE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS


Mac Horton 2004-present. Wil
Age: 67 the food industry,
Birthplace: Fitzgerald, Ga. meat market calle
Education: High school diploma; attended classes at business called F
Lee College in Tennessee and Grossmont College in bakeries and rest
San Diego, Calif. Accomi
Family: Wife, Esther; three daughters; three commis
granddaughters. School
Work experience: Supervisor of Elections, 4 Englew

What do you think needs to be to meet C at
improved in the functions of the the future


Supervisor of Elections office?
How can you accomplish this?
We must continue with the plans
already in place to comply with
legislative change. We must
accomplish this by the year 2012.
We are accomplishing it now.

What goals do you plan to
meet if you are elected?
If re-elected, I plan to continue
the process of meeting the require-
ments to keep our voting system in
compliance with state and federal
mandates. We will continue
developing our five-year plan


needs of tme
Supervisor of Elections office.

As the elections office is
facing budget cuts, how can
you help the office be more
creative with its money?
We are using trained, temporary
employees during the election
cycle instead of hiring full-time
employees. This helps with expenses
in non-election times. We have
combined polling locations to
better meet the needs of voters,
which reduces the need for
additional precinct workers. This,
in turn, saves personnel costs.


th more than 35 years experience in
Horton owned an Englewood-based
d The Beef Company, a catering
r Catering, and worked at several
aurants.
plishments: Charlotte County
isioner, 1996-2004; Charlotte County
Board member, 1984-1996,
ood Water District Board of Supervisors,


1972-1975; Sarasota and Charlotte County's Bi-county
Advisory Board member, 1976-1978; Sarasota County
Parks and Recreation Board, 1969-1972.
Of his past four years, Horton said he is proud to have
been able to expand the elections offices in Murdock
and Englewood, as well as the office's continued
cooperation with Charlotte County Public Schools, which
has brought election talks to elementary, middle and
high schoolers.


Did you know this?

* Who was the last Democratic presidential candidate
Florida voters supported?
Bill Clinton in 1996. 2,546,600 voters, 48 percent,
went for Clinton/Gore; compared to 2,244,164, of
42.3 percent, for Dole/Kemp.
Floridians did not, however, support Clinton/Gore
during his first attempt in 1992. Florida voters chose
Bush/Quayle with 2,173,316 votes, or 40.9 percent;
compared to 2,072,709, or 39 percent, for
Clinton/Gore.
Information provided by the Florida Division of
Elections


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CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1


Bob Starr Seaway Food Town in Toledo, Ohio. Left to work for
Age: 65 Proctor & Gamble Distribution Co, where he worked
Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio. for nearly 30 years before retiring in 1995.
Education: High school graduate; attended Findlay Accomplishments: Chairman of the Charlotte
College and Manatee Community College. County Republican Party of Charlotte County for
Family: Two children, Bridget and Robert; six years; current chairman of the state GOP's
four grandsons. Chairman's Caucus; past member and chairman of
Work experience: Started as a bag boy in 1963 county's Beaches and Shores
and rose to assistant store manager by 1967 at Advisory Committee and


Is it more important to county should be investigating existing safeguards in
eliminate Murdock Village state or federal grants available place are monitored and
debt as soon as possible, or to for the area's redevelopment. adhered to. I would sup-
ensure it is developed for port state or federal pur
long-term potential, even if it Does the pending chase of the "Bone Valle?
takes more time and money to Mosaic Fertilizer pact mean Phosphate Reserves" to establish
do so? Are both possible? the county can "stand down" strategic national phosphate
its phosphate-related monitoring reserve as the Federal General
Murdock debt can only be reduced and litigation efforts knowing Accounting office has
by using tax dollars earmarked for its most valuable resource recommended to Congress.
other projects. The money to pay the Charlotte Harbor estuary alrnaiv
down the debt, if from reserves, would could be at risk? Are there viable alternatives
be earning interest. The county should to financing neighborhood
actively be seeking large businesses to I do not favor spending any more infrastructure other than
develop the commercial portion of the tax dollars for phosphate-related through municipal service
property. The residential areas should litigation by the county. The benefit units?


be replatted, infrastructure extended
and incentives provided to local devel-
opers to develop the area in stages. The


county should be working with the
phosphate industry, state legisla-
tors and regulators to see that the


a


The MSBU and MSTU system is
broken. Services have been paid for


Environmental Land Acquisition Committee;
alternate member of the Charlotte Assembly.

Did you know this?

How many have served
in Congress and Senate?
648
Information provided
by the U.S. Capitol Office
of the Clerk

and not received in some areas,
creating a potential liability for the
county. The administrative charge for
the units can be 20 percent. I would
favor the public infrastructure be
maintained as part of the total county
infrastructure maintenance program.
I would support a consumption gas
tax or sales tax to be collected for this
purpose. The elimination of these
fees would reduce the property
owners' tax bills.


CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1
-, Ruth Bromberg Dale Carnegie & Associates, rising to become an
Age: 66 officer in the corporation as the assistant corporate
Birthplace: Westchester County, N.Y. secretary.
Education: Brown's Business School, Accomplishments: As a single mother, managed a
Rockville Centre, N.Y. household and the lives of her children while working
Family: Married to husband, Dr. Paul Bromberg, in a demanding career. Since moving to Florida in
since 1981; three adult children. 2003, has been extensively involved in community ser-
Work experience: Ten years as a paralegal, office vice as a volunteer and appointee on many
manager and assistant to the managing partner for a boards and panels, including the Charlotte
law firm; 15 years as executive assistant to CEO of Assembly, Dirt Mining & Excavation Ordinance e l


Panel, Babcock Ranch Wildlife Corridors &
Surrounding Lands Committee, Environmentally
Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee, Charlotte County
Citizens Academy, Deep Creek Section 20 Property
Owners Association MSBU Committee, Transfer of
Density Units ordinance panel, Greater Charlotte
Harbor Group of the Sierra Club, adviser to Washington
Loop Homeowners Preservation Association,
S Charlotte County Republican Club, Peace
SS River Federated Republican Forum.


Is it more important to green, technology, biotechnology
eliminate Murdock Village service industries. Create
debt as soon as possible, or "Downtown Port Charlotte" with
to ensure it is developed for retail, restaurants, professional
long-term potential, even if it offices. We need to build a
takes more time and money commercial tax base.
to do so? Are both possible? Does the pending Mosaic
Both. It's important that the coun- Fertilizer pact mean the
ty pay down as much principal as county can "stand down" its
reasonable from cash reserves, or phosphate-related monitoring
already funded capital projects to be and litigation efforts knowing
eliminated or delayed, to reduce the its most valuable resource -
principal in outside loans. This the Charlotte Harbor estuary
should include regular payments to could be at risk?


the remaining principal, lowering
annual and daily interest. We should
encourage commercial development


I'd never have voted to sign the
Mosaic compact. It offers extensive


protection for the phos- U P R
phate industry, none for
the counties. I consider
the county's decision a major mis-
take, particularly with the outpour-
ing of opposition from county citi-
zens. The agreement contains
numerous escape hatches for
Mosaic and none for the counties. It
was, and is, a bad agreement. It
should be revisited with a view
towards rescinding it. No new inde-
pendent agreement should be con-
sidered now.

Are there viable alternatives
to financing neighborhood
infrastructure other than


S through municipal
service benefit units?
This system might have worked
when created. It does not now. It is
an inequitable way of taxing citi-
zens. I would like to see road
repairs, dredging, draining and
bridges assessed countywide,
since infrastructure upkeep
ultimately benefits all citizens. I
recognize this presents problems
where MSBUs do work perhaps
some form of limited tax relief.
MSBUs might be kept, used only for
special projects like beautification,
park benches, playgrounds, voted
on by association members.


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Russell W. Garrod
Age: 52
Birthplace: Kobe, Japan.
Education: High school graduate; took many diverse


in Charlotte County and brother, Brent, is owner of
Brent Garrod Drywall Inc. based in Charlotte County.
Work experience: Master carpenter, Realtor, licensed
residential contractor in Charlotte County for many


college courses ranging from computer training to years; owner of Russell Garrod Builders.
Accounting. Accomplishments: Started working when he was
Family: Married to wife, Catherine for 22 years; three 13 years old for 50 cents an hour and hasn't
sons; five grandchildren. Mother, Eleanor Garrod, lives stopped since. Built his first residential addition


Is it more important to
eliminate Murdock Village
debt as soon as possible, or
to ensure it is developed for
long-term potential, even if it
takes more time and money
to do so? Are both possible?
Both are possible. First, sell it to
the highest bidder and get it back
on the tax rolls. Second, ensure
that all private property is devel-
opable for its long-term potential.
You must do everything possible
for all other property owners to
ensure their free market success.
Then Murdock Village will be suc-
cessful. You may have to eliminate
some of the anti-free market ideas


from the Murdock Village plan.
New urbanism generally has to be
subsidized forever.

Does the pending Mosaic
Fertilizer pact mean the
county can "stand down"
its phosphate-related
monitoring and litigation
efforts knowing its most
valuable resource the
Charlotte Harbor estuary -
could be at risk?
I feel that we should "stand down"
our litigation efforts, but not our
monitoring efforts. I seem to recall
the pact having consequences for
allowing damage to the Peace River,


and we should be diligent m
in enforcing the pact. I
believe that phosphate
mining is a smaller risk to
the Peace River than agricultural
runoff and unwise residential
development is. I have other
solutions for improving and
minimizing the impacts from the
harbor from existing development.

Are there viable alternatives
to financing neighborhood
infrastructure other than
through municipal service
benefit units?
Yes! Look no further than your
existing tax bill. Several major


he was 15 years old and his first three-story
when he was 16. Has done everything from
g concrete forms for the fuel tunnel to an
c reactor core to installing 30 tanned cow
in Mickey Gilley's movie room. Has served
ny government, civic and social boards
organizations; former president of the
Charlotte-DeSoto Building
Industry Association.

) forms of infrastructure are
paid countywide and tied to
ad valorem public safety,
schools, parks, libraries and
more. Countywide ad val-
orem taxation is the fairest and
broadest form of all taxation. All
infrastructure should be taxed the
same way. We all benefit indirectly
with a higher quality of life by
maintaining a countywide
minimum level of service.

Would you like to
work at the polls?
For Charlotte County, call
941-833-5400.


Jr MY NAME IS TOM MOORE


AND I AM ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE

I am committed to serving the people of Charlotte County and helping to
move us into the future with clear achievable goals

/ A strong economic foundation / A dedication to lower taxes and smaller government
S/ A sensitivity to our environment / A commitment to consensus building not confrontation
/ A conservative approach to finance / A strong approach to sustainable growth

We are living in critical times that demand experience, knowledge, dedication and dependability.
I have proven that I have these necessary traits and look forward to using them as I continue to serve
you for the next four years
I appreciate your help, your guidance and your vote.


Thank you,
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1936 Georgia Avenue
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Cast your vote, be counted! CHARLO Tom D'AprileCO


JOB GR


WTH


is my

PRIORITY ONE
I am not waiting for companies to call; I am proactively
calling company executives and working with them to
'BRING THEIR BUSINESS TO CHARLOTTE COUNTY.'
Our residents have an immediate need for jobs to pay
their mortgages, bills, prescriptions and to put food on
the table. As the Chairman of the Charlotte County
Board of County Commissioners, I will get the attention
of companies to act now. Higher wages and a secure
future for our citizens and their children is what is
needed to lift our county out of this dire economic
downturn.
Tom D'Aprile has been endorsed by
Firefighters Union of Charlotte County
A&* Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association
Ea* -Charlotte County Board of Realtors
By being selected by the Florida Association of
Counties to represent all Florida counties, Tom secured
$30 Million for Charlotte County, for affordable housing
programs due to Hurricane Charley.

Tom D'Aprile is committed to:
Running Charlotte County as a business.
It is a business and should be run as such.
I have run five successful companies in this county.
Diversifying the tax base.
New businesses will reduce the tax burden on
county residents.
Full-time service to Charlotte County.
*This is my full time job every day it's what the
county deserves.


TOM 6****

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I UIL c c LLIVo ULy JJIJU- anIIU J
in the reserve 1962-1965; teacher tenant in U.S. Power Squadron,
and school m serving as a Charlotte County
administrator for 20 years before instructor, 1987-1991; elected
moving to Charlotte County, where to County Commission in 2000.

Is it more important litigating against the
to eliminate Murdock phosphate industry. This must
Village debt as soon as be eliminated, especially in this
possible, or to ensure it time of crisis that we are
is developed for long-term experiencing today. We have a
s compact which was the result
potential, even if it takes of negotiating with both parties.
more time and money to With this compact, we have
do so? Are both possible? more protection than the federal
and state environmental
The Murdock Village concept agencies and U.S. Army Corps
is, perhaps, the vision required to of Engineers require. I feel
establish an additional tax base comfortable that we are,
that would enable local govern- at last, talking and trying to
ment to hold on increasing taxes. find solutions to protect our
Where do we go from here? Go waterways.


bacK Lto te drawing uoard and
reassess goals to achieve a suc-
cessful solution to the problem.
Paying down the debt is the first
step to reduce interest rates by
finding another loaning establish-
ment with a substantially lower
interest rate and, lastly, establish-
ing a communication plan to any
prospective developers interested
in working with the county.

Does the pending Mosaic
Fertilizer pact mean the
county can "stand down"
its phosphate-related
monitoring and litigation
efforts knowing its most
valuable resource the
Charlotte Harbor estuary -
could be at risk?
We have paid more money than
I like to admit to attorneys


Are there viable
alternatives to financing
neighborhood infrastructure
other than through
municipal service
benefit units?
I say it again: Our MSBU
system works for some areas, but
not for the majority of citizens
and their neighborhoods. As
our neighborhoods grow closer
together, individual MSBUs need
to merge. For this reason, we
need to address the future of
finding monetary sources, which
would solve the shortfalls many
MSBUs experience today. We
are looking at creating three
major Municipal Services Taxing
Units that may help solve the
frustration citizens have.


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Age: 69
Birthplace:
Queens, N.Y.
Education:
Associate degree,
Manhattan
Community
College, N.Y;
bachelors degree,
NewYork Institute of Technology, N.Y; mas-
tees degree in education and administration,
Long Island University, N.Y.
Family: Wife, Delores; three children:
Deborah, Denise and Thomas Jr.;
six grandchildren.
Work experience: Served in the U.S. Air
F : ti Hdr iw r,5 7 1 OQr nr


he established and owns several local busi-
nesses: SirThomas Automotive, Chelsea
Auto Parts, Access-Able Mobility Products,
Bug World Of Florida, Budget Medical
Equipment & Supplies.
Accomplishments: Since moving to
Charlotte County more than 25 years ago,
has been involved in many business and
civic organizations, including serving as
founding member and president of the
Punta Gorda Business and Professional
Organization, 1984-1986; Suncoast
Homeowners Association President, 1984-
1986; Charlotte County Vocational Technical
School advisory council, 1988-1998;
Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce;
volunteer mediator with Consumer
Automotive Complaints; lieu-





2008 PRIMARY ELECTION SPECIAL SECTION


CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3


Tom Moore
Age: 69
Birthplace: Coatesville, Pa.
Education: Graduated from the Mercersburg Academy;
attended Penn State University and the University of
Delaware.
Family: Married to wife Judy for 50 years; married


six grandchildren.
Work experience: Sales manager for a custom forge
shop, 1958-1968; owner and president of a manufactur-
ers rep and distributor sales company, 1969-1999,
selling engineered prducts to the water, wastewater, chemi-
cal and power industries, covering five northeastern states.
Accomplishments: Charlotte County commis-
/,:.*,-~~~~~~~~~ ~ pi^.:4 n / ^ ^ -4 i,,.-,,,


.- daughter, Nancy Lynn Banta; married son, Steve Moore; sooner District 3, 20

What is your competition comprehensive plan.
like in the race for Charlotte What is your vision
County commissioner? for smart planning?


I have two Republican opponents
and one Democrat opponent.
Richard Sinclair is a local builder
and Robert Skidmore works for the
Chamber of Commerce. Both have
lived in the area for some time, but
have no government experience.
Percy Angelo (D) is a retired
lawyer, and I believe she is active
in the Sierra Club.


Charlotte County is
kicking off the new 2050


The county commissioners are
currently focused on learning what
residents want included in the
2050 comprehensive plan. From
my perspective, the Compp plan"
should be an updated vision of
where the county wants growth,
how we provide critical
infrastructure such as roads,
water and sewer, how to generate
sustainable growth and create
economic development, and
how to enhance the quality
of life in Charlotte County.


2006, vice chairman, 2005 and 2008; Englewood
Water District supervisor, 2001-2004, chairman, 2002
and 2003; Englewood Area Planning Advisory Board,
2001-2004, chairman, 2002 and 2003; Grove City
Civic Association, president. 2002 and 2003; Grove
City Street and Drainage MSBU; Englewood/Cape Haze
Chamber of Commerce Government Relations
R Committee.


Some Charlotte rm. Conversely, the house seller see
County growth as competition to their
residents are
struggling tos are What are the challenges

sell their homes. How do you face in your run
you think Charlotte County for Charlotte County
voters are feeling right commissioner?
now about more new In this particular election ye
housing developments? the greatest challenge is to


The current real estate market is
extremely weak and obviously, resi-
dents trying to sell a home are not
happy. How the voters feel about
new housing development is
"mixed." New development has a
huge impact on our economy.


overcome the weak economy and
gain the trust and confidence of
the electorate. Major challenges
include addressing the failed state
property tax system, the need for
economic development, affordable
potable water and sustainable
growth.


CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3


Richard B. Sinclair
Age: 60
Birthplace: Long Island, N.Y.
Education: Some college.


Family: Two daughters; one
son; two grandchildren.
Work experience: President of
St. Clair Custom Homes Inc.


Accomplishments: Successful businessman with
strong family ties; community-minded advocate.


What is your competition like
in the race for Charlotte County
commissioner?
In the primary election I am run-
ning against two fellow Republicans.
One is incumbent Tom Moore. His
record speaks for itself. There is a lot
of dissatisfaction with the results
during his time as commissioner,
such as the Murdock Village disaster,
increased real estate taxes, high
unemployment rates, out-of-control
spending and a decrease in
public services.
The other candidate is Robert
Skidmore, who is only 26 years old.
He has never owned a home and
never owned or managed a business.
He ran for the School Board, District
3, in his senior year of high school.
He lost. At 22, he ran for Airport
Authority, District 5. He barely won
that race. After serving in this part-


time position for just over two
of the four-year commitment,
he quit. Then he decided to run for
commissioner, District 3. I wonder


r change for smarter
government. We need
to be moving forward for a change.


would this young politician quit Some Charlotte County
again after two years or less if residents are struggling to sell
elected-possibly to run for state rep.?
How could he, without the most their homes. How do you think
basic experiences, possibly manage Charlotte County voters are
our county government? feeling right now about more

Charlotte County is kicking off new housing developments?
the new 2050 Comprehensive Charlotte County voters are justifi-
Plan. What is your vision ably concerned about new housing
for smart planning? developments. Post-Charley, many


I believe that if we take the 10 ele-
ments that are included in the 2050
Comprehensive Plan and utilize them
over the next five years, the county,
through economic development, can
encourage businesses to move here or
help established ones grow through
incentives. We need to encourage real


investors came into our area and
helped over-inflate land and house
values. Then along came Katrina, and
the same investors pulled out, leaving
us to hold the bag as they moved to
the Mississippi and the Louisiana
areas. It has left us in a state of fore-
closures. Behind every foreclosure is a
financially and emotionally distraught


family. Many people Wr
are moving out of F 1
the area, further
declining our economics. Until the
majority of available homes are sold,
it will be hard-pressed for a new
housing developer to even consider
coming to the area.

What are the challenges you
face in your run for Charlotte
County commissioner?
The biggest challenge is getting
the word out to all of our 115,000-
plus voters that I am the right
choice to be their commissioner
for District 3. Through strong lead-
ership and business experience,
Charlotte County can once again
be one of the top places in the
United States to live. A vote for
Sinclair is a vote for real change for
smarter government.


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Cast your vote, be counted! CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3
Robert Skidmore Worked on his M.S. in economics at Auburn


Percy Angelo will bring competence and
experience to the Charlotte Board
of Commissioners, District 3


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-Graduate of Stanford Law School. She has over
30 years experience representing business and
local government.

-Highly rated and described by Chambers USA
(2005) as a "formidable" attorney, she is "super
smart, meticulous and tenacious".

-Endorsed by our local firefighters and
paramedics, IAFF, Local 2546, and the Sierra Club.

-Actively involved in County issues, including the
citizens budget forum meetings and the "coastal
compromise" on waterfront height.


Percy has shown she
can bring people
together to solve the
serious issues
facing the County
today. Let her be
YOUR voice for
intelligent change.


You won't see
Percy's name on the
primary ballot as
she has no primary
opposition, but
watch for her
November 4.


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Charlotte County Commission, District 3


Hampden-Sydney Colles
Hampden-Sydney, Va., 2


Age: 26
Birthplace: Garden
City, Mich.
Education: B.A. in
managerial eco-
nomics with a
concentration in
public economics,
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What is your 1 -
competition like in
the race for Charlotte
County commissioner?
I am uniquely qualified to be
commissioner as I face a one-term
incumbent and a home
builder/developer. Tom Moore,
the incumbent, has served one
term and been involved in deals
such as Murdock Village, raising
the millage rate and Wildflower
Golf Course, and has failed to lead
on a number of other substantial
issues to our area. Richard Sinclair,
a developer and home builder,
is a past president of the
Charlotte-DeSoto Builders
Association and a newcomer
to the political arena.

Charlotte County is
kicking off the new 2050
comprehensive plan.
What is your vision
for smart planning?
My vision for smart planning
begins with community involve-
ment. The next phase is to create
a plan that allows for our area to
continue growing at a manage-
able rate. We are the last area
between Tampa and Naples that
has not been overdeveloped, and
we are in a great position to
shape our future. I would like to
see a plan that addresses eco-
nomic development, commercial
and residential growth and
allows for infrastructure to be in
place to support our growth.

Some Charlotte County
residents are struggling to
sell their homes. How do
you think Charlotte County
voters are feeling right now
about more new housing
developments?


University, Auburn, Ala.
Family: Wife, Michelle; stepdaughter,
Jessika, 7; daughter, Kassidie, 2.
Work experience: Membership director,
Englewood-Cape Haze Area Chamber
of Commerce; high school sports official.
Accomplishments: Charlotte County Airport
Authority member, 2004-2007; member of
f the Rotary Club of Placida; grad-
uate of Leadership Englewood.

B Development is a key
issue to our area. No
matter what the eco-
nomic times are, we
cannot overdevelop our area and
we should do what we can to
protect our uniqueness. We have
to create an economic stimulus
here by lowering the tax burden
put on the backs of our residents
and continue to attract jobs so
people can afford to stay in their
homes. If you think development
is bad now, elect a developer to
the commission and wait.

What are the challenges
you face in your run
for Charlotte County
commissioner?
The challenge I face is to
restore the electorate's faith in
government and help them real-
ize that Charlotte County can be
out on the right path with a
change of leadership. The com-
plete erosion of public trust will
have to be restored. I face the
personal challenge of running a
campaign while trying to still be
involved in my children's activi-
ties and be a supportive hus-
band to my wife.
The challenges faced early in
my term will be to solve Murdock
Village and stop the economic
erosion of our county. The
spending practices of the past
have been such that it is going to
take someone who is willing to
come in and put the brakes on.
Economic development will be
key in my term as well as growth
management. Quality-of-life
issues will continue to make the
agenda as well; I will round these
issues off by fighting to lower
taxes and roll back the recent
millage rate increase.


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CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5


Ray Cowen
Age: 59
Birthplace: Hyannis, Mass.
Education: Bachelor of science in civil engineering,
University of Massachusetts at Lowell; registered profes-
sional engineer in Florida and New York.
Family: Wife, Barbara Jefferies; daughter, Jennifer Meyer in
Sarasota; son, Geoff Cowen with wife,Tara; three
grandchildren, Ella, Peter and Lily
Work experience: Career spans 33 years in New York
state government, working through the ranks, culminating
with gubernatorial appointment as Long Island regional


Is it more important to interim, restructuring the debt
eliminate Murdock Village reduce interest costs and paying
debt as soon as possible, or down the principal utilizing fui
to ensure it is developed for redirected from the capital
long-term potential, even if it program must be pursued.
takes more time and money Does the pending Mosaic
to do so? Are both possible? Fertilizer pact mean the
Buying high and selling low is county can "stand down"
not a good real estate formula. I its phosphate-related
support hanging on until we find monitoring and litigation
the right uses and buyers for efforts knowing its most
Murdock Village. I think we should valuable resource the
concentrate on finding industrial Charlotte Harbor estuary
uses with well-paying jobs and could be at risk?


salaried positions. I don't think
more residential and retail are
smart uses for this property. In the


director of the state's Department of Environmental
Conservation for 12 years until retiring in 2003.
Accomplishments: Supervised investigation, remedial
design and field construction of five major hazardous
waste sites containing PCB and chlorinated solvent in
upstate NewYork; designed and built- as owner and
engineer a 32-acre, 18-lot subdivision of duplex homes
in upstate New York; wrote solid waste regulations to
implement Long Island Landfill Law in New York; negoti-
ated environmental cleanup and $15 million natural
resource damage settlement with a major oil corpora- -
tion for groundwater contamination following a 5


to

nds


No, it doesn't. I believe phos-
phate mining in the Peace River


Basin has egregious and
irreversible environmen-
tal impacts. Unfortunately, the
state has chosen not to protect our
resources, which leaves the task to
local and federal governments.
The current pact is not in the best
interests of the citizens or the
estuary, and I question the legality
of a sitting legislative body the
current commission limiting
the legislative prerogatives of a
future commission.

Are there viable alternatives
to financing neighborhood
infrastructure other than
through municipal service


1.2 million gallon gasoline spill; participated in writing the
Central Pine Barrens Comprehensive Plan, a legislatively
mandated growth management document for the
100,000-acre Long Island Pine Barrens; served 12 years
as governor's representative on Central Pine Barrens Joint
Planning & Policy Commission. Supervised weekly church
youth group for five years, including mission trips to Cuba
and Appalachia; directed fundraising
(and historic restoration of a church dat-
ing to 1811; volunteered engineering
services at a camp for troubled boys;
a Girl Scouts'volunteer for 12 years.


benefit units?


There are two alternatives which
involve eliminating MSBUs for
roads and drainage: Either convert
current MSBU charges to an
equivalent, equitable countywide
millage to cover road and drainage
costs, or establish a real estate
transfer tax to do the same thing.
Understanding that a transfer tax
would require enabling state
legislation and would generate con-
troversy with certain constituen-
cies, I still believe it's worth crunch-
ing the numbers to calculate the
percentage of transfer tax required
to fund these costs countywide.


COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5


Tricia Duffy
Age: 53
Birthplace: Atlantic City, N.J.
Education: B.A. in communications, Seton Hall
University; M.S. in health-care management,
College of St. Francis.
Family: Married for 29 years to husband, Barney Duffy,
Charlotte High School principal: three children.


Casey, 27, Ryan, 24 and Sean, 22.
Work Experience: Fifteen years in health-care manage-
ment; 12 years in marketing and advertising.
Accomplishments: Personally, I have been a supportive
wife and mother and raised three children who are col-
lege graduates and successful in their careers.
Professionally, I have had a successful career, mostly in
Charlotte County, which includes working for small busi-


nesses such as physician practices, for hospitals as a
director of marketing and senior services and for two
national companies as an advertising account executive
and as a health-care consultant. In my brief tenure as a
county commissioner (she was appointed to the seat by
Gov. Jeb Bush in 2006), I have tackled tough issues and
developed an extensive knowledge base of county
issues in a very short amount of time.


Is it more important to elimi- Does the pending quality and quantity in the recommendations and the
nate Murdock Village debt as Mosaic Fertilizer pact 4 agreement that we don't have issue was dropped. It needs to
soon as possible, or to ensure mean the county can _ft a now. We've spent a fortune on be readdressed. I think we can
it is developed for its long- 'stand down' its phos- attorneys, and we haven't make it work.
term potential, even if it takes phate-related monitor- stopped the mining.
more time and money to do ing and litigation efforts Are there viable alternatives Did you know this?
so? Are both possible? knowing its most valuable to financing neighborhood
resource the Charlotte t financing neighborhood
There is a proposed plan to reduce Harbor estuary could infrastructure other than How many babies have
the debt to $53 million, finance for a be at risk? through municipal service been born in the White


few years and pay it onff as soon as
the property begins to sell. By break-
ing it into smaller parcels, we
increase our chance of recouping our
investment and finding developers
who will fund the main road, Toledo
Blade Boulevard. There should not
be additional expenses.


There are a number of risks to the
Charlotte Harbor estuary from agri-
culture, development and phos-
phate mining. That is why it is so
important that we confirm this
agreement with Mosaic. There are
safeguards and monitoring of water


DeneTit units?

It has been proposed that we
have three MSBUs for roads for the
whole county West, South and
Mid-county which I support.
Unfortunately, the study we paid a
fortune for did not make adequate


House?
Just one.
Esther Cleveland.
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Did you know this?

* Has there ever been a
president who never vetoed
a bill?
Yes, several: John Adams,
Thomas Jefferson, John
Quincy Adams, William
Henry Harrison, Zachary
Taylor, Millard Fillmore and
James A. Garfield.
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h CHARLOTTE COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 5
Douglas Tucker background in finance and customer service.


SAge: 35 Accomplishments: Vice chairman, Environmentally
r Birthplace: Moline, IIl. Sensitive Land Oversight Committee; vice president,
Education: High school graduate with some college Charlotte County Professional Republican club; member
education. of all the Republican clubs in Charlotte County;
Family: Wife, Ami, a registered nurse; two sons, Charlotte Assembly Steering Committee; Babcock
Nicholas, 8, and Grant, 7. Ranch Visioning and Planning
Work experience: Former mortgage banker with a ,C3 Charettes.

Is it more important to eliminate Does the pending Mosaic Are there viable
Murdock Village debt as soon Fertilizer pact mean the f alternatives
as possible, or to ensure county can "stand down" to financing
it is developed for long-term its phosphate-related neighborhood
potential, even if it takes more monitoring and litigation infrastructure other than
time and money to do so? resource tknowihe haott e through municipal service
Are both nnosible? .. .. ^ .lA Vi benefit units?


Both are possible.
However, to pay the Murdock Village
debt down now can be achieved by
parceling it into smaller pieces and mar-
keting those pieces to local and statewide
developers.
The current plan to pay it down only
shifts the debt to other entities in the
county.
We need not burden other assets in the
county with the Murdock Village debt.


caiuay couiu ue an;
The compact has not been ratified
by other counties.
Therefore, we can't let our guard
down on the mining issues that are
coming before the board now.
The compact limits Charlotte
County's ability to protect itself and its
resources from environmental impact.
We need to continue to protect our
natural resources by working with com-
panies that are currently mining and
those that want to mine in the future.


Yes.
I believe that the county should be
more proactive in finding funding
solutions that are fair and can main-
tain the infrastructure needs of
Charlotte County I will make it a pri-
ority to work with the other members
on the board to find the most fair and
equitable wayofmaintainingour vital
infrastructure needs. For example, our
road costs can be tied to propertytaxes.


CHARLOTTE COUNTY NEEDS:

* Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability
- To Put,Mdrdock Village Back on the Tax Rolls
* To Develop p Stable and Diverse Job Market
* To Develp StrAtegic Economic Development Plan

' Douglas ucke..."No excuses, just results!"

.Endorsed By:




REALTOR'
Punta Gorda Your
Port Charlotte Charlotte County
North Port Firefighters
Assn. of Realtors IAFF Local 2546


"It is time for the Commission
to go in a new direction in
order to regain the trust of the
public that has been lost."
"I have the passion, and
commitment to lead the way to
fiscal . 1 "


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Terms you may need to

know this election season:

Provisional ballots: Those who cannot prove they legally are
allowed to vote may be required to fill out a provisional ballot,
which may or may not be counted. The voter will receive notice
within 30 days as to whether their vote counted. Those who
may have to fill out a provisional ballot include those who do
not provide the required identification, those who received an
absentee ballot and it cannot be determined whether that bal-
lot was returned, or those whose eligibility is questioned.
Universal primary: When the candidates belong to the same
party without any opposition from another party, all qualified
voters are allowed to vote in the primary race.
Nonpartisan races: Candidates for judge seats and School
Board positions run without party affiliation, or nonpartisan,
which means all registered voters can participate in these
races.
For more information on voting, call one of these offices:
Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections at 941-637-2232;
Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections at 941-861-8600; or the
DeSoto County Supervisor of Elections at 863-993-4871.


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CHARLOTTE COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY, DISTRICT 3


Gary Stasko
Age: 58
Hometown: Endicott-Johnson City, N.Y.
Education: St. Petersburg Community College,
associate of arts, 1971.
Family: Wife, Laura; two grown children;
one grandchild.
Work experience: Elected District 3 commissioner,


Charlotte County Airport Authority, 2004. Longtime
small business owner. His most recent venture, started
last year, is as owner and instructor of Freedom
Firearm Training at 47 Oakland Hills Court, Rotonda
West. The National Rifle Association-certified business
provides group and individual training for the Florida
concealed carry permit. Prior to starting Freedom
last year, Stasko owned a series of Englewood-area


businesses Shark Tees Screen Printing, Toucan Sign
Co. and Electrical Mechanical Services. The latter firm
specialized in transporting mail sorting machinery for
the U.S. Postal Service.
Accomplishments: Organizer and fundraiser for Little
League baseball and youth soccer; member of the
Englewood Elks, El Jobean Moose Club
,d hL and Sons of the American Legion.


Why should
people vote for you?

People should vote for me because
I've accomplished a lot, working with
our board of directors and staff.
We've accomplished more in the last
four years than the airport accom-
plished in the last 25. We started with
zero because we lost nearly every-
thing in Hurricane Charley and we
accomplished it all without a penny
of taxpayer money.

What role should the
Charlotte County Airport
Authority play in economic
and industrial development?

Although not our main mission,


the Charlotte County Airport
Authority has adopted a leader-
ship position in economic devel-
opment. We have worked closely
with two Fortune 500 companies,
FedEx and UPS, in their expansion
of operations at the airport and
the creation of approximately 50
good-paying jobs.
Infrastructure has been put in
place on the airport's property,
including water lines, sewer mains
and off-site retention. These
improvements have opened up
400 acres for development. We
have significantly increased our
marketing budget to generate
national awareness of the expan-
sion and relocation opportunities
at the airport. We also have a


strong working relation- f
ship with government I
and private groups inter-
ested in promoting eco- N EI
nomic growth in
Charlotte County.

Given the high cost of fuel,
what action would you take to
get another commercial airline?

As everyone knows, the high cost
of fuel is having a huge negative
impact on our economy and many
industries. One of the hardest hit is
the airline industry. The arrival of
Skybus Airlines provided the first
airline service to Charlotte County
Airport in 23 years. Traffic grew each
month, reaching an unprecedented


0 40,000 passengers for the
month of March and a total of
around 120,000 passengers in
a four-month period.
This level of traffic attract-
ed attention to Charlotte County.
But due to the fuel crisis, Skybus
terminated service in early April.
The airport is facing the challenge
of rising fuel prices and its impact
on restoring airline service. We are
continuing a dialogue with several
airlines. Our staff recently attend-
ed an airline conference.
Despite this, we are promoting
our advantages a location
between two large metro areas;
our lower-cost, convenient new
terminal; and the record of growth
in passengers with Skybus.


SCHARLOTTE COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY, DISTRICT 3


Herb Stephens
Age: 65
Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.
Family: Wife, Norma; four grown children.
Education: Graduated Ocala High School in 1962;
subsequent professional training in pest control and
ranl octnto


Work experience: Sales agent, Keller Williams Realty,
2005-present. Englewood. Prior to starting his real
estate career, he owned small businesses in the
Englewood area. His most successful venture was a
pest-control business, Kastle Keepers, which he owned
and managed for 18 years.
AccAnmnlichmentc' Wnn Dictrir't 3 cat nn the


Charlotte County Airport Authority in 1992. Re-elected
in 1996; chose not to run for a third term in 2000.
Chaired Authority for two years during his eight years of
service. He is also active in West Charlotte County
community groups; he is a past president of the
Englewood Chamber of Commerce, Lemon Bay-Sunrise
Rntanrv Cliih anrl Fnlnwnnrl Kiwani


y should by the Federal Aviation nationwide to bring in those yf From what I've seen, the con-
ple vote for you? Administration, whose rules state that kind of businesses that want ft f t cept Skybus had was fantastic.
we have to charge fair market value to to move, who will bring 25, They probably had a good a
feel that the constituents, the everyone and can't give breaks to one 30, up to 100 employees. chance as any of making it. I
rs of Charlotte County, should vote tenant over another tenant, think they were possibly under-
me because I feel I'm more quali- But the county can give breaks on Given the high cost of fuel, what capitalized and they did not perceive
and more experienced, impact fees and taxes. The county can action would you take to get gasoline doubling and almost tripling
work more closely with the state gov- another commercial airline? on them. They weren't 100 percent
ernment to get businesses to relocate loaded every time, but they had good
at role should the Charlotte not from other parts of Florida but We need to be working hand-in- occupancy on their planes and brought
inty Airport Authority play from other parts of the United States. hand with tourism development to a lot of people into Charlotte County. I
economic and industrial We need to build our tenant base with promote the county as a whole. don't know if the Airport Authority can
elopment? clean light industry. We've got airside When people want to come here, the do any more than it has already done to
rental space for businesses that need airlines will come. But during these prepare for an airline. We've got the new
hink it has a major role, and I to be right at the airport, and we have economic times, with gas prices the terminal building, and we've got the
ik that we probably need to work lots of other areas where we can entice way they are, there's not a single air- baggage handling and ticket facilities.
re closely with the county commis- other businesses such as electronics. line out there that's not having major We're primed and we're ready. Other
rers to get businesses to relocate Remember that most of the income problems. Most of them are not smaller airports are looking for airlines
*e at the airport. We're limited as to to the airport is not from aviation but looking to make major expansions to come in and don't have any of the
it we can do. Our rent is controlled from rental income. So we need to go right now. things in place that we do.


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Local option sales tax amendment


By DANA SANCHEZ
STAFF WRITER
Charlotte County voters will decide
whether a 1-cent, local-option sales
tax, first approved in 1994, will con-
tinue to be added to the statewide 6
percent sales tax paid in Florida.
Revenue from the tax which does
not apply to food, medicine, services
or purchases of more than $5,000 -
would be used for infrastructure such
as parks, jails, roads and sidewalks.
Since 1994, three local-option sales
tax referendums have yielded more
than $240 million for county roads
and infrastructure, according to
Charlotte County's Web site.
If the tax is not approved, funding
for those projects will eventually fall
on the capital improvement ad val-
orem tax, which means property own-
ers will pay for the construction with
no assistance from visitors to the
county, according to the county.
Of the 30 projects earmarked for
funding in the last referendum (2002,)
18 have been completed. The remain-


ing 12 projects are either under
construction or are still in the bid-
ding, design or permitting phase,
some stalled by Hurricane Charley,
according to Joyce Ross, county
spokesperson. Funds are in escrow for
all projects not completed, according
to the Web site.
The two costliest projects, the
Edgewater/Flamingo and Winchester
corridors, are not yet under
construction.
In the last six years alone, Charlotte
County projects accounted for half of
the total amount generated by the
1-cent tax since 1994.
If voters approve the the extension,
1 cent of each dollar spent in
Charlotte County will go toward con-
struction on Midway Boulevard ($30
million), Placida Road ($28 million),
Burnt Store Road ($20 million),
Edgewater Drive ($20 million), and
others.
In an informal poll of seven
Charlotte County residents taken in
July at the Englewood Charlotte


Library, five said they were against
extending the 1-cent sales tax option
and two were in favor.
James Wheaton, a Rotonda West
resident, said he was opposed, but
also resigned to the feeling that the
tax "is never going to go away." He
expressed a conviction that the
money "never goes where it's sup-
posed to," he said. "It was only sup-
posed to be for a couple of years and
that was years ago and it's still there.
I'll vote against it. I'd rather just give
(my money) to someone who's hun-
gry."
Frances Morsch of Rotonda West
said in this economy, it's a bad time to
be asking for more taxes.
"One cent doesn't seem like very
much, but I think there are more
important priorities," she said. "The
primary thing is to help people really
struggling to pay their mortgages."
Jim Leclaire of Englewood said he
was in favor of extending the tax.
Charlotte County needs roads and
sidewalks for safety and development,


Leclaire said.
Susan D'Amico, also of Englewood,
said no one wants to spend any more
than he has to with the economy the
way it is.
"The job situation is so poor," she
said. "I'd vote against it."
More than 75 percent of Florida
counties have the local sales tax,
including Sarasota and DeSoto.
The tax, if extended, will go into
effect Jan. 1 and continue for six
years, generating an estimated
$120 million for Charlotte County
and Punta Gorda.
Projects were selected from input in
community surveys and focus groups,
with the County Commission making
the final selections.
If the tax is not approved, funding
for roads and sidewalks will eventual-
ly fall on the capital improvement ad
valorem tax, which means property
owners will pay for the construction
with no assistance from visitors to the
county, according to the county.
E-mail dsanchez@sun-herald.com


CHARLOTTE COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER


Brian M. Boyle
Age: 51
Birthplace: Raised in Washington, D.C.
Education: Bachelor's degree from Frostburg
University, Md.; law degree from Broward County's
Nova-Southeasten University, 1986.
Family: Single; no children.


Work experience: Twenty-year career as a criminal
defense attorney, including first-degree murder
death penalty case experience; seven years as an
assistant public attorney; owns and operates a
13-year-old private criminal law practice in
Fort Myers.
Accomplishments: Called upon to serve as Ad


a special public defender for criminal cases, includ-
ing second-degree murder and other serious felony
cases. Personally distributes turkeys and hams to
those in need on Thanksgiving Day in Fort Myers.
Only Republican public defender candi-
. date qualified to represent defendants in
first-degree murder cases.


What sets you apart from
the other attorneys vying to
be the next public defender?
After 20 years as an attorney,
including seven as an assistant
public defender, I believe I am the
most qualified candidate in this
race. I am a longtime resident and
lifelong Republican. I am also the
only Republican who has handled
death penalty cases. I am the only
Republican seeking this office who
is even qualified to represent peo-
ple charged in death penalty cases.

Several candidates want to
boost training for new assistant
public attorneys. What are
the specifics of your plan?


We need to build more in-house
training. And we need the veterans
of the office to mentor the younger
people. Some of that occurs natu-
rally, but I will commit to provid-
ing this kind of support for every
new and inexperienced employee.

What should the caseloads
of assistant attorneys be so
they can remain effective in
their defenses of clients?

Caseloads are too high across the
board. We need to address the
problem by embracing the fast-track
programs that are available and
eliminating any needless delays
that do not lead to better resolutions
for those we represent.


Like most Florida and _L L
local public agencies, .
the public defender's
office faces budget restraints.
How do you plan to address
those restraints?
We need to do a zero-based
budget review. We have to be
accountable for every dollar we
spend. Some offices in the state are
refusing to accept more cases
because of staff reductions. I believe
that is an unacceptable response.

Do you see any challenges
facing the 20th Judicial
Circuit Public Defender's
Office in the near future?
How do you anticipate to


deal with those
challenges?


I pledge to increase our effectiveness
at the same time we concentrate
on fiscal responsibility. It is possible
to do both, but only with energetic
leadership at the top.

What might voters expect
to see you accomplish
in your first year as a
public defender?
A well-run public defender's
office will provide the proper
training and supervision so that
young attorneys are competent,
with the full support they need to
represent defendants effectively.


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CHARLOTTE COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER


Rex Darrow Work experience: Assistant public defender in
Age: 37 Naples, 1996-1998; worked as a private attorney in
Birthplace: Raised in Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County but returned to the Public
Education: Bachelor's degree from Florida State Defender's Office in Naples in 1999, becoming a
University, 1993; law degree from University of felony supervisor until 2000; currently a partner
Miami School of Law, 1996. with Casassa, Mangone, Miller and Faett law firm,
Family: Wife, Shannon; 15-month-old daughter, primarily practicing criminal defense law.
Heidi. Accomplishments: Graduated cum laude from


FSU, member of the Golden Key Honor Society, the
Honors and Scholars program, and the Beta Theta
Pi fraternity; brown belt in Shorinryu karate. As a
private attorney, he's represented the Ford Motor
Company, the state of Florida, the Dosal Tobacco
Corp. and the Tobacco Institute; president of the
Collier County Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers.


What sets you apart from
the other attorneys vying to
be the next public defender?
I have experience in both the civil
and criminal arena, and have worked
at both government and private jobs.
I have been the felony supervisor
for the Naples branch of the public
defender's office and president of
the Collier County Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers. I am
experienced at trying cases, running
an office and working to make the
criminal justice system more efficient.

Several candidates want to
boost training for new assistant
public attorneys. What are
the specifics of your plan?


A training manual needs to be
written and distributed. Additionally,
a new attorney should have support
for several trials. Finally, a mentor
program using private attorneys
would be a free way to give new
attorneys support and training.

What should the caseloads
of assistant attorneys be so
they can remain effective
in their defenses of clients?
I do not think a misdemeanor
attorney should have more than 80
active cases; a felony attorney, 60.
These numbers cannot really be
assigned arbitrarily as the type of
case makes a big difference as to
the amount of time and effort it
takes.


Like most Florida and r
local public agencies,
the public defender's
office faces budget
restraints. How do you
plan to address those
restraints?
If proper training is implemented
and the public's perception of
the office is improved, assistant
public defenders should be able
+ +th ho A,


deal with those
challenges?


7 If the downward trend in the
economy continues, there will
also be more individuals who qualify
for the office's services. This will
create a situation where there is less
money available to handle more
cases. Training and improved
perception are key to dealing
with this problem.


U systUV mo t1quicuy What might voters expect to
system more quickly see you accomplish in your

Do you see any challenges first year as a public defender?
facing the 20th Judicial Voters can expect me to establish
Circuit Public Defender's an organized training process and
Office in the near future? get private attorneys involved in the
How do you anticipate to process during my first year in office.


CHARLOTTE COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER
Kathy Smith Work experience: Appointed as 20th Judicial Circuit
Age: 44 Public Defender Feb. 14, 2008; assistant public
Birthplace: Ohio. defender and senior management staff, 1990-2008.
Education: Associate degree from Edison Community Accomplishments: Supervisor of public defender's
College; bachelors and law degree from University of office divisions in Lee County, implementation of
Florida; currently working on a masters in public accelerated case resolution and case manage-
administration at Florida Gulf Coast University. ment, mental health and drug courts in Lee
Family: Husband, Mark, married in 1996; no children. County; 2003 Lee County Mental Health A


Advocate of the Year Lee Mental Health and Florida
Public Defender Association assistant public defender
representative; PACE School for Girls advisory board
member; board member for Florida Association of
Criminal Defense Lawyers, Lee County Community
Alliance and the Institute forYouth and
j k. Justice Studies.


What sets you apart from the
other attorneys vying to be
the next public defender?
I was appointed public defender for
the 20th Judicial Circuit by Gov.
Charlie Crist following an application
and interview process. I have actively
represented clients and tried cases in
all divisions of the office and have
supervised the traffic, misdemeanor,
juvenile and felony divisions of the
Lee County office.

Several candidates want to
boost training for new assistant
public attorneys. What are
the specifics of your plan?
My training "plan" is already being


implemented. I have sent my younger
attorneys to Public Defender College,
where they are given a case to study.

What should the caseloads
of assistant attorneys be so
they can remain effective in
their defenses of clients?
The American Bar Association and
the Florida Bar Association sets guide-
lines for criminal defense attorneys.
The public defender's office distrib-
utes cases to attorneys using these
concepts but not necessarily these
numbers.

Like most Florida and local public
agencies, the public defender's


office faces budget
restraints. How do
you plan to address
those restraints?


I have reduced payroll by eliminat-
ing five positions from our office
without compromising service. I have
done an internal audit of our agency,
significantly reducing operating costs.


impair our ability to fulfill our
mission. I have dedicated my
career to building community
and statewide partnerships
which can aid in our carrying out our
mission. I feel my well-rounded,
well-balanced background will aid me
in developing innovative and for-
ward-thinking solutions to these
looming budget issues.


Do you see any challenges What might voters expect
facing 20th Judicial Circuit Public to see you accomplish in your
Defender's Office in the near first year as a public defender?
future? How do you anticipate I will continue auditing every divi-
to deal with those challenges? sion and proactively eliminating an)


With population and case filings on
the rise, a shrinking budget can


duplication of service. I will contin-
ue to hire public service-minded
attorneys.


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Did you know this?

* How many people
voted in Florida in
the last presidential
election?
7,640,319 voters
turned out Nov. 2,
2004. There were
more than
10.3 million voters
registered at that
time, making
voter turnout at
74.2 percent.
Of those
7.6 million some
voters 3,964,522, or
52.1 percent, chose
Bush/Cheney;
and 3,583,544,
47.1 percent, picked
Kerry/Edwards.
The remaining
voters opted for
smaller-party
candidates such as
Ralph Nader's
Reform Party ticket.
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SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1


Carolyn Mason
Age: 57
Birthplace: Sarasota.
Education: Graduate of Sarasota Community School; some
course work at Eckerd College.
Family: Widowed; three children; 13 grandchildren.
Work experience: Director of recruitment for Habitat for


What is in your background
and experience that you believe
qualifies you for the office
of county commissioner?
My time spent serving with the
Sarasota County Council of
Governments has helped me in
recognizing the importance of
working with local, county, state
and federal governments for the
benefit of all citizens.

What prompted your
decision to run?
I was inspired during my service
on the Sarasota City Commission
to seek the opportunity.

What would your No. 1


Humanity Sarasota; intake specialist for the Salvation Army
Center of Hope, Sarasota. Elected to the Sarasota City
Commission, 1999; mayor, 2001-03.
How long resided in Sarasota County: 47 years.
Accomplishments: Elected to the Sarasota City Commission
in 1999; served as mayor in 2001 and 2002; works for
Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army.


priority be as county VL What's your opinion
commissioner? of drilling in the Gulf U
I want to ensure that of Mexico for oil?
citizens and communities I believe drilling would


in South County have access
to the same opportunities and
services that are available to
those in North County.

What do you see as the
future of public transit
in the county?
The more the transit routes can
be expanded to include the major
employment centers and other
important businesses and the hours
of operation adjusted accordingly,
the better.


have an adverse effect on the ecology
of the Gulf and our coastal commu-
nities as well as on tourism for the
entire community.

What factors do you see
governing the rate of real estate
development in the county?
New development is not a bad
word; neither is redevelopment, so
long as both are done with sensitivity
to surrounding neighborhoods and
adequate concurrency provisions
are made when appropriate.


SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1
Richard Redding three children. School and Florida A&M Univenity;
Age: 41 Work experience: Quality assurance worked with children and families
Birthplace: Lake City, Fla. manager; no political experience. throughout Sarasota County for 16 yeam,
: noitacudE Bachelor's degree in How long resided in Sarasota serving on task forces and boards o


political science from Florida A&M
University; graduated in 1990.
Family: Married for 18 years;


County: 37 years.
Accomplishments: Educated at
Sarasota High


What's in your background What would your No.
and experience that you priority be as county
believe qualifies you for commissioner?
county commissioner?


Social services work (Parks and
Recreation Steering Committee, Surtax
Advisory Task Force, neighborhood
initiatives) has afforded me to work
with a greater diversity of people
and understand communities.

What prompted
your decision to run?
Serving the public is and always
has been in me to do, and the position
of county commissioner allows me
to meet the needs of our county
for the present and future.


Listening to our county constituents
on (important) issues, while being a
steward of our tax dollars, our economic
development and environment.


bring about changes that have impacted
Sarasota in a positive way."


What's your opinion
on drilling in the Gulf
of Mexico for oil?
Technological advances make this
worth exploring. The state will do
everything to protect our waters,
marine life and coastline from
dangerous oil spills.


What do you see as the future What factors do you
of public transit in the county? see governing the rate
of real estate development
The public transit system in Sarasota in the county?


will eventually become part of what will
happen on a larger scale in the state.
More concentrated efforts for transit
will stretch from South to North
County.


Property taxes and insurance rates. It
will be important that the County
Commission works to both recover
revenue and not return the burden
to homeland owners.


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SARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3


Barbara Gross
Age: 72
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Education: Attended George Washington University, Ohio
Wesleyan University and University of Richmond, majoring
in business; did not graduate.
Family: Married; three sons living with their families in
Annapolis, Md., Richmond, Va., and Charleston, S.C.


What's in your seem to want to deal with
background and experience correcting past mistakes.
that you believe qualifies you What would your No. 1
for county commissioner? What would your No. 1
pnority be as county


I have lived in and around D.C.,
Delaware, and Richmond, Va., and
- have experienced growth that was
managed well and growth that was
done badly. This was a good prepara-
tion for dealing with the growth in
North Port and the challenges in
Sarasota County.

What prompted
your decision to run?
I do not feel the county has man-
aged growth in a responsible manner
and the present commission does not


commissioner?


Implementing a plan for improving
the infrastructure roads and water
and sewer and better communica-
tion and cooperation with the cities
and other counties.


Work experience: North Port city commissioner, 2000-08.
How long resided in Sarasota County: Since 1995.
Accomplishments: North Port city commissioner since
2000; served on various Florida League of City committees
as well as the Manasota League of Cities (president, 2005-
07, and vice president, 2003-05); served as a non-voting
representative to the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water
Supply Authority, 2004-present.


and expansion of the
SCAT bus system.
What's your opinion
on drilling in the
Gulf of Mexico for oil?


If drilling is permitted, it should
be thoroughly studied so that there
are no adverse effects on the
environment, but drilling is only
a stop-gap measure.


high-speed rail for mass transit in
conjunction with the MPO
(Metropolitan Planning
Organizations) and other counties,


I am optimistic that things will start
turning around during 2009. I hope
we have learned some lessons.


SSARASOTA COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3


Shannon Staub
Age: 62
Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C.
Education: St. Andrews Presbyterian College, B.S.
in psychology; graduated in 1967.
Family: Widowed; one son.
Occupation: Administrator; Sarasota County
commissioner since 1996.
How long resided in Sarasota County: Since 1989


What's in your background
and experience that you
believe qualifies you for
county commissioner?
I was a municipal economic
development director, real estate
broker and CEO of aYWCA, where I
(eliminated) a financial deficit. I
was an affirmative action officer for
a state agency and have served three
terms now as county commissioner.

What prompted
your decision to run?
With financial pressures on
county government as well as future
water sources critical for our future


sustainability, I believe
that my know-how and
leadership is needed.

What would your No. 1
priority be as county
commissioner?


(snowbird from 1984).
Accomplishments: Current chairwoman of the County
Commission, elected to her seat in 1996, then re-
elected in 2000 and 2004 without opposition; chairs
both the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water
Supply Authority and the Community Health
Improvement Program; represents the County
Commission on the Criminal
k Justice Commission.


Sin the Gulf of Mexico
for oil?
We need to move to alterna-
tive energy sources. The risks are too
great to have drilling anywhere
near the state of Florida.


Working for economic, environ- When do you see the real
mental and social sustainability estathen do you see the real
estate market rejuvenating
What do you see as the future and what factors will
of public transit in the county? determine that?


Growing, getting more reliable,
more frequent and more used by
the general public. We hope to get
a bus rapid transit service pilot
project next year.

What's your opinion on drilling


This cycle will swing back to
normal times pre-2005 likely
starting in mid-2009. Real estate
markets are cyclical and depend on
national and international trends
rather than just state or local trends.


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* How are House office
buildings, Ford, Rayburn,
Longworth and Cannon,
named?
They are named after for-
mer Speakers of the
House. Ever hear of
Speaker Ford, later
known as President
Gerald R. Ford?
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What do you see as the future When do you see the real
of public transit in the county? estate market rejuvenating,
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SARASOTA COUNTYPKOPLK I Y APPRAISER
Jim Todora Assessing Officers; is a state-certified general taught real estate courses at Pennsylvania State
Age: 55 appraiser. University; senior instructor for the International
Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pa. Family: Married to wife, Estelle; children, Association of Assessing Officers.
Education: Pennsylvania State University real estate Michelle Bente and Chad. Accomplishments: Florida Association of Property
program, 1971-1976; holds both the MAI (Member Work experience: Elected as Sarasota County prop- Appraisers Herb Lockey Award, 2002 and 2007,
of the Appraisal Institute) and SRA (Senior erty appraiser in 1996, re-elected in 2000 and President's Award 2003, International Association
:i Residential Appraiser) from the Appraisal Institute 2004. Prior to being elected, Jim served as Sarasota of Assessing Officers, Designee of the Year Award
and the CAE (Certified Assessment Evaluator) County's assistant property appraiser; chief 2003, President's Award 2004, published
designation from the International Association of county assessor in Beaver, Pa., 1981-1985; author, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007.

What would you change mal hearing requirements, fewer www.sarasotaproperty.net, H with the recent changes
about the current property obstacles for homeowners and providing additional U resulting from the passage
appraisal process? greater accountability for those user-friendly tools to allow of Amendment 1 in January
who abuse the process. property owners greater 2008. We must also provide


We need to work with the state
Legislature to repeal and revise
what has become known as the
Save Our Homes recapture provi-
sion found in the Florida
Administrative Code. This provision
requires the property appraiser to
increase the assessed value of
homestead-exempt property even
though its market value declines.
This is bad public policy and could
result in homeowners having to
pay higher property taxes.
Restructure the administrative
review (Value Adjustment Board
appeal) process to include less for-


During the next term,
what would you hope to
accomplish if you are
elected or re-elected?
We will continue to produce
timely, accurate and legal assessment
rolls. Provide exceptional service to
the public and fairness to everyone
by strictly following the law and
doing more with less. Taking full
advantage of technology to maintain
our low costs of operation and where
possible reduce expenditures. We will
continue to enhance our Web site,


insight into property values,
exemptions and aspects of property
tax policy in Florida and especially
Sarasota County.

There have been recent
challenges about home
appraisals. What would you
do to educate the public
about appraisals?
We must keep the public
informed about the laws governing
appraisals and taxable values,
including exemptions and classi-
fied uses. This is especially needed


information regarding
market activity including property
values and selling prices. We will
continue to provide newsletters,
guest columns to newspapers and
other publications, public speaking
events and a regularly updated
Web site, which provides all prop-
erty values and other data charac-
teristics. We plan to improve these
tools for the public's continued use.
We will continue to keep the public
informed by way of the TRIM
(Truth in Millage) notice and our
newsletter sent to all property
owners annually.


Re-elect JIM TODORA, MAI
Sarasota County Property Appraiser

V Professional, Proven & Principled
V A Man of His Word
V Qualified & Experienced
"I endorse Jim Todora as Property Appraiser."
-Sen. Lisa Carlton
"Not giving in to special interests is the right thing to do."
Bob Richardson
"Jim's record is superb, he is fair to all and his experience is valuable."
The Hon. Dr. Bob Windom


js pposedby a candidate putlor\ard
b te real estate andI commercial community
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most ardentSupporters 12,2008(WaidoPff tt)
,. ., Sarasota lierald 7000 ao

Don't ed by those who distort facts and make reckless promises.
Vote August 26 for JIM TODORA. You can count on Jim to follow the law and
assure fair and accurate property appraisals for everyone, not just a select few.
www .Jim ,,d ,,,.c
Poitca avr ise entpi o n approved yJi oc a Re publican fo Poe rty Apraser.


Sarasota and Venice Real Estate Assns.
SW FL Chapter, Police Benevolent Assn.
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
Suncoast Professional Fire Fighters and
Paramedics
Gulf Coast Builders Exchange

My record reflects values I hope we share
/ Protect and improve neighborhoods
/ Preserve our environment and natural resources
/ Support local businesses and economic development
/ Spend wisely, be accountable
/ Be responsive, honest; listen and communicate


Please allow me to
continue to serve you.
reelectshannon@gmail.com


Pd. Pol. Adv. paid for and approved by Shannon Staub (R) for County Commission, Dist. 3


August 26 primary
open to all voters

Early voting
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SARASOTA COUNTYPKOPLK I Y APPRAISER
Bill Furst Work experience: Licensed real estate broker; licensed
Age: 58 building contractor and licensed mortgage broker.
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa. Accomplishments: Past president of the Sarasota
Education: Graduated Staples High School in Westport, Association of Realtors; currently a member of the
Conn.; B.A. from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Executive Committee of the National Association of
Family: Married to wife, Darla Furst, for 31 years; Realtors. Recently resigned as vice chairman of the
daughters, Jessica and Emily. Sarasota County Planning Commission.


What would you change
about the current property
appraisal process.
The Sarasota property appraiser
should follow Florida's property
appraiser's "best practices." These
would include an easy-to-use and
informative Web site.
All property tax exemptions should
be listed with detailed instructions
as to how to obtain them as the
DOR Web site does.
An "online property tax estimator
tool" should be available.
Comparable sales for each listed
property should be provided, as
in Pinellas County.
Each property's just market value
should be transparent specific
data, factors, comparable properties
and formulas used to arrive at just
market value should be accessible


and understandable for _
each property owner.
The Sarasota property
appraiser needs to be a I
leader in making county
and other local officials
accountable for all tax
increases. I was the Sarasota County
chairman for Gov. Crist's campaign
for Amendment 1 and am
continuing my consistent advocacy
for holding county and local officials
accountable for tax increases.

During the next term, what
would you hope to accomplish
if you are elected or re-elected?
Develop an appraisal plan that is
more responsive to changes in the
market.
Improve the culture of the office by
making courtesy, transparency, fair-


X ness and advocacy the guiding
NA office principals.
Operate an office that is more
receptive to citizen-provided
data, and work to reverse the idea
that people displeased with
assessments have no recourse but to
attempt to weave their way through
the Value Adjustment Board.
Develop a working relationship with
other county departments and end
the duplication of work in building
Web sites, human resources, vehicle
purchasing and vehicle services.
Bring the office into the 21st century
by creating and updating a Web site
the public can use and appreciate.
Each employee should have his own
e-mail address.

There have been recent
challenges about home


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V End the unfair property
assessments that are
currently taking place,
some up 130% of market
value.

/ Assess property at the
lowest allowable amount by
law.


Make the appeal process
Bll. more open and transparent.

._l l.~~v / Treat each and every citizen
.u s.. : with respect and dignity.

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Did you know this?


Which Florida governor became president
of the United States?
Andrew Jackson. President James Monroe appointed
Jackson to take control of Florida and gave him guber-
natorial powers. Jackson wanted to resign as soon as
Spain transferred control to the United States. From his
appointment March 10, 1821 to his resignation July 17,
1821, Jackson visited the state three times.

Which general election drew the highest percentage
of Charlotte County voters?
The 1980 election, in which 84 percent of registered
voters participated.

Which primary drew the lowest percentage
of Charlotte County voters?
The 1998 second primary brought out just 4 percent
or 1,261 of registered voters.


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appraisals. What would
you do to educate the public
about appraisals?
The current way of doing appraisals
is too rigid and designed to reach a
predetermined conclusion without
regard for the actual value of Sarasota
County properties. This approach
leaves no room for correcting errors,
and encourages the rejection of
citizen petitions for fact-based
adjustments. In the current property
appraiser's office, the default position
is "no." Only the most persistent
get past that first "no."
How appraisals are completed must
be transparent. I will change how the
Sarasota property appraiser reports,
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SARASOTA COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 2 NON-PARTISAN RACE (
Millicent E. Puleo Speakers of Other Languages department; Sarasota
Age: 49 County Library System; former president of a nonprofit
Birthplace: Born in Puerto Rico; raised in Chicago, Ill. Organization; school volunteer.
Education: B.S., Loyola University. Accomplishments: Received $5,000 in 2007 from
aF mily: Married to husband Ron Puleo for 22 years; FEMA to assist the St Jude food program for the poor;


three daughters, Katrina, Erika and Rachael.
Work experience: Successful business owner; former
Spanish teacher, tutor, facilitator for English for


Why are you
running for this office?
To represent the taxpayers of this
community. To bring new leadership,
integrity and new ideas. To advocate
economic accountability of the
taxpayers' hard-earned money.


What qualifies
you to hold this office?
Former Spanish language teacher,
successful business owner, paid $325
for the Florida Certified School Board
Association course of boardsman-
ship,parent/volunteer/mentor in the
school system,board member of other
organizations in the community.


received $5,000 in 2008 from FEMA for St. Martha's
program of assistance; the purchase of a home
for my poor, aging parents.


What differentiates
you from your opponent?
Leadership with integrity,
successful business owner, former
foreign language teacher, bilingual
and learning a third language,
a lifetime learner, parent with
a child in the school system.


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Caroline G. Zucker
Age: 69
Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Education: A.A.S. degree (cum laude) in business
administration, Elizabeth Seton College, 1976; B.S. in
business administration/economics, Marymount
College, 1982; USF, governmental budgeting; certified
School Board member through the Florida School


Board Association 1998, recertified in June 2008;
350 credit hours Florida School Board training.
Family: Married to husband, Michael, for 31 years;
three children; seven grandchildren.
Work experience: Managed a nationwide communica-
tions program for an international chemical company;
produced a video with Dr. Michael DeBakey of the
Houston Baylor Medical Center on how to prevent


heart attacks; edited a children's magazine for
Waldenbooks; was director of business development
at FCC and director of marketing, community outreach
and volunteer coordinator at JFCS; presently director
of community outreach and volunteer services, JFCS.
Accomplishments: Graduated from high school
and then college, working full time and raising
two children.


What qualifies
you to hold this office?


My wealth of knowledge and
experience with both Sarasota County
and the state of Florida, and my work
as a volunteer with many organiza-
tions in our community, make me
extremely well-qualified to again work
to improve our quality of education.
I am a taxpayer with two grandchildren
who live in Sarasota and will
benefit from improvements in
our school district.

Why are you
running for this office?
More than ever, with the critical
financial issues facing the School


Board, we need responsible, honest
and experienced leaders who are
trained to get the job done. My experi-
ence as a corporate business manager,
business owner, community volunteer
and grandmother, coupled with my
School Board experience, has given
me a strong foundation from which to
make decisions and advocate for our
students. I have the knowledge,
experience and passion to make a
difference in the lives of our students.

What differentiates
you from your opponent?
A number of prior life experiences
better prepare me for this office:
My knowledge and experience as a
School Board member spanning a


period of 10 years.
My status as a certified School
Board member with more than 350
credit hours in school-related issues
Particularly in this time of needed
fiscal restraint, my knowledge of how
the budget works and how to maxi-
mize every tax dollar to the benefit of
the students
A knowledge of how to work coop-
eratively with, and learn from, other
Florida school districts through my
service as a director of the Florida
School Board Association.
My vast volunteer experience on
many not-for-profit boards for the last
18 years, as well as my earlier corpo-
rate experiences
* Working for two not-for-profit


agencies has helped me better
understand the broader Sarasota
County community and its needs.
Based on what I know of the other
candidate, I believe that I am the
candidate who believes the use of
technology is paramount to moving
our district forward.
The economic slowdown has
already caused education funding
to be substantially reduced. I have
the credentials to help make the
necessary changes to keep our district
moving forward during these times,
while remaining fiscally responsible.
Reducing school district budgets
while maintaining school district
quality has occupied a large part
of my prior board service.


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David A. Gustafson
Age: 54
Hometown: Sarasota.
Family: Married 33 years to wife, Kathi, whom he met
in seventh grade; three daughters, all graduates of the
University of Florida.
Education: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice from


What are your top three
priorities if elected sheriff?
The top priorities of any sheriff
should be to provide safe and secure
neighborhoods where folks can work
play and relax with their families, in
an environment free from crime.
I believe in being a steward of the
Sheriff's Office budget, in being effi-
cient and transparent.
The morale within the Sheriff's
Office is the lowest I have ever seen it.
Lack of consistent leadership
throughout the Sheriff's Office has led
to indecision among command staff,
which, in turn, trickles down to all
staff.
Minorities, including females, have
little or no chance at a normal, unbi-
ased promotional process. Currently


there are no minorities and
no females above the rank
of lieutenant. There has been
bias within the promotional
process for many, many
years.


What areas of the budget could
be trimmed in light of the
economic slowdown?
I would start by eliminating the
expensive sport-utility vehicles
that are being driven by members
of the staff.
There are currently in the neighbor-
hood of 380 Sheriff's Office vehicles.
Costs associated with owning and
operating this fleet is just under $2
million. Approximately $1.5 million
is allocated for fuel and mainte-


2008 PRIMARY ELECTION SPECIAL SECTION


SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF
Lawrence R. "Larry" Dunklee
Age: 56
Hometown: Munising, Mich.
Family: Daughter, Janelle Dunklee Wilson, 28; son, Derek
Dunklee, 23.
Education: Associate degree from Suomi College, Hancock
Mich.; three classes short of Bachelor's degree from
Rhodes University (formerly International College).
Work experience: Thirty-four years of law enforcement


What are your top three
priorities if elected sheriff?
Establish two gang positions to
address the gang problem we are
having most directly in our District
1 area, but overflowing to other
parts of the county. Spearhead a
four-county (Sarasota, Manatee,
DeSoto, Charlotte) monthly
meeting to deal with crime and
intelligence issues.
Establish a staff inspections
position to inspect and make
recommendations to efficiencies
in all areas of the agency. We have
been doing things the same way
(in many areas, but not all) for
most of the 26 years that I have
been with the agency.


What areas of the bud
could be trimmed in li
of the economic
slowdown?
We are close to saying th
cannot make any further
still provide the proper lev
vice to keep the citizens o:
County safe. We have trim
much from the budget -
79 authorized positions in
six months. I was very inv
that process. I was able to
Sheriff Balkwill to not reply
administrative major upo
retirement of that person
Cut possibly two other sta
tions and two mid-manag
positions (lieutenants).


experience, including 26 consecutive with the Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office.
Accomplishments: Graduated from the No. 214 Session of
the FBI National Academy in September 2003. On the
Salvation Army of South Sarasota County Advisory Board,
United Way Board of South Sarasota County, Rotary Club of
Sarasota, Englewood Elks, Police Athletic League of Sarasota
County Board of Directors, president of the Fraternal Order of
Police Lodge No. 45.

iget Does North Port's
eight ft drug problem require
a drug task force?
No, I do not believe
at we that North Port needs a task force
cuts and to address the drug problem. I
Tel of ser- believe the partnership the
f Sarasota Sheriff's Office has with North
med Port PD adequately addresses the
current problem. They have two
olvthe past officers assigned to our District 3
olved in
convince squad and one officer from the
ace the Venice PD as well. The District 3
n the squad does, however, spend

recently. approximately 50 percent of its
ff posi- time in the North Port area with
ement the recent rash of marijuana
grow houses.


the University of South Florida-Sarasota;
and Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
Work experience: Thirty-three years as a deputy,
detective and supervisor with the Sarasota County
Sheriff's Office, now a senior criminal investigator
with the State Attorney's Office overseeing
homicide cases.


nance with $428,000 as the
estimated purchase price.


S Does North Port's
drug problem require
a drug task force?
Sarasota is the No. 1 county in the
state for prescription drug abuse and
deaths from overdoses. The Sheriff's
Office will need to work closer with the
municipal agencies and with applying
additional resources necessary to
combat this problem. Crime is directly
linked to drug activity. I will support a
narcotic crime suppression unit that
would be a collaborative effort between
the municipalities and the Sheriff's
Office. I will work closely with the
North Port Police Department in all
aspects of crime suppression.


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What was the difference
between Bush's and
Gore's vote totals in that
highly contested 2000
presidential election?
Bush/Cheney:
2,912,790 48.8 percent
Gore/ Lierberman:
2,912,253 48.8 percent
Information provided
by the Florida Division
of Elections

When did the White
House get its name?
In 1901 when President
Theodore Roosevelt offi-
cially named it the White
House. People previously
called it the President's
Palace, Executive
Mansion and
President's House.
According to information
from National
Geographic.

How many presidents
have been left-handed?
Seven: James A. Garfield,
Herbert Hoover, Harry S.
Truman, Gerald Ford,
Ronald Reagan, George
H.W. Bush and Bill
Clinton, according to
Indiana University.
The next president will
also be a lefty as both
Barack Obama and John
McCain are southpaws.
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SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF
Tom Knight University of South Florida.
Age: 45 Work experience: Twenty-one years in law
Hometown: Venice. enforcement, 20 years with Florida Highway
Family: Wife, Tracy; two daughters, Emily, 17, Patrol, six years as FHP troop commander in
and Elizabeth, 13. charge of the seven-county Tampa Bay region.
Education: Bachelor's degree in criminology from Supervised 342 personnel in seven counties with
Florida State University; working toward a a budget of more than
master's degree in public administration at $20 million.

What are your top three Assembling an expert cit- budget, I do not believe
priorities if elected sheriff? izen budget review panel in making unqualified
Adopting a zero-based suggestions without the
I pledge to find innovative ways budget Drocess, which benefit of an unbiased


to reallocate resources and add
more deputies. As a strong believ-
er in visibility and deterrent
patrol, I will ensure that all cars,
with few exceptions, are marked.
A management style that is
focused on accountability.
It is possible to hold the line on
spending in the Sheriff's Office
and, at the same time, improve
the level of service to the public.
I plan to make some key changes,
including:
* Appointing a civilian chief
financial officer


requires every department and
bureau to justify their budget
each year -starting at zero
* Pooling resources with
other agencies

What areas of the budget
could be trimmed in light
of the economic slowdown?
The sheriff's budget has already
been cut, including a $2 million
decrease in the last budget cycle.
Although I feel that there is, in all
likelihood, still some waste in the


evaluation of the current situa-
tion, just for my own political
gain.
We may be able to reduce fuel
consumption and keep cars for
another year or two before trading
them in. We can wear uniforms
longer, and we can limit or even
eliminate out-of-state travel for
the time being. We can and
should renegotiate contracts
with vendors.

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drug problem require


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How many people have served
in Congress or in the Senate?
12,226.
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a drug task force?
Yes. North Port has now exceed-
ed Sarasota in population, and
drug activity in the area is gaining.
In addition to widespread
prescription drug abuse, marijua- -
na dealing and use is on the rise.
In the past 18 months, the SCSO
has discovered about 30 marijua-
na grow houses in North Port -
(out of about 35 countywide). I
would advocate the creation of a
full-blown task force, and further
combining resources with
NPPD to fight North Port's drug
problem before it worsens.


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SARASOTA COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD, NORTHERN SEAT 1


Richard Merritt
Age: 61
Birthplace: Detroit. Mich.


Educati
Notre D
Method


Family: Wife, Lana, married 31 years; two
daughters, Angela and Melissa; three grandsons.
Work experience: Owner of a Ford-Lincoln-


Accomplishments: Rotary Club, 25 years; Gyro
Club, 25 years; served on the boards and held
officer positions of CGH Medical Center. Sterling.


on: B.S., University of Mercury dealership for 24 years in Illinois; Ill., Illinois Automobile Dealers Association, Ford
ame; M.B.A., Southern prior to that, sales/marketing manager for Ford Dealers Advertising Fund Board, Notre Dame Club
ist University. a Motor Co. Rock River Valley.

Why are you What qualifies to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. It is mate is crucial f
running?. W you to hold this office? essentially the same makeup as the system to be


To give back to the community in
a way that will better it by apply-
ing my knowledge and experiences
in both the business world and in
the health-care environment.


Sarasota Memorial except mat me
I served on the board of CGH bed size was less.
Medical Center in Sterling, Ill., for 24
years. I served two three-year terms What differentiates you
as chair and three three-year terms as from your opponent.
chair of the finance committee.
CGH is a publicly owned, not-for- Hospital board experience, which
profit governmental hospital subject in today's complex health-care cli-


successful.


What should the
hospital system's priorities
be for the next year?

Maintain its excellence in patient
satisfaction and its financial viability.


John Prade Work experience: Founding partner in Sunshine Medicine.
Age: 61 restaurants (Chili's master franchise) in Florida, Accomplishments: University lectures about
Birthplace: Paris, France. Georgia and Alabama; founding faculty of anti-aging in Brazil, Mexico, United Arab
Education: Bachelor's degree, master's degree and Yorktown University; since 1995, chairman of a Emirates, Germany, Romania, Italy, Switzerland,
Ph.D. in business, Paris II leading educational company, American France, Slovenia, Vietnam; Chevalier du MWrite
University. University AP; lecturer at the American National; Chevalier du MW rite Agricole; former
Family: Married 30 years Association of Anti-Aging Medicine and abroad; judge at the Paris Court; Republican represen-
to Elizabeth; two children. member of World Society of Anti-Aging native for Precinct 67 for three years.

ire you running? What qualifies you What differentiates What should the
.. to hold this office? you from your opponent? Priorities be for t


-estaDllsn a real com-


munity-oriented county hospital,
with facilities close to home, and
work for safer medicine. Sarasota
Memorial neglected Venice and North
Port while expanding into Manatee
and Sarasota. I do not approve of the
10.5-percent CEO raise to $579,000 in
May 2008. We need affordability. I am
very concerned that TriCare Veterans
and reputable insurances are not
accepted. I want to establish afford-
able but excellent health care for
county residents.


The combination of community
involvement, continuing studies,
successful business experience and
medical interest in anti-aging med-
icine. I am a resident of Sarasota
County since 1983, and I know
most of the problems that we have.
Most important, I have a real pro-
gram based on a simple philosophy
- to have a hospital system that
can provide affordable and effec-
tive health care to Sarasota County
residents.


I am a 25-year resident of
Sarasota; my opponent just arrived.
I became a Republican the day I
become an American citizen 17
years ago; he switched his affilia-
tion four months ago. I am involved
with the community; he is still a
registered voter in Illinois and paid
his election filing fees with a check
on a Chicago bank. I offer changes;
he was for 25 long years on the
board of a rural hospital.


hospital system's
he next vear?


To serve the whole county, not just
the northern part. Realistically, the hos-
pital should tighten its belt like our
School Board and the Sheriff's Office.
We must establish a hospital (60 beds)
in North Port. No other Manatee
County facility. We should attract for-
eign patients attracted by U.S. medi-
cine, which is the best in the world, and
benefit from the low U.S. dollar, to gen-
erates revenue. My international experi-
ence will be helpful. To start a top-qual-
ity medical anti-aging department.


SARASOTA COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD, CENTRAL SEAT 1


Dave Couch Work experience: Spent 20 years at Crossman served on the board for six years and stepped down
Age: 80 Cadillac in Great Neck, N.Y. (service, sales and very as president in October 2007. A resolution by the
Birthplace: Stamford, Conn. briefly on board), resigned in 1970; moved to Stowe, Sarasota County Public Hospital Board (on public
Education: Bachelors degree from Hobart College, Vt., and created Dave Couch Signs and Graphics. He record) was high in praising his record as president.
1950. sold the company in 2000 and moved to Sarasota. Still works in Perioperative Transport and serves on the
Family: Married; two daughters; @Q Accomplishments: After moving to Sarasota, he joined board in an advisory capacity.
four grandchildren (by marriage), the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where he
Why are you running? ft Auxiliary president, I I have absolutely no idea other few years. See U
represented the auxiliary on than he represents Caldwell Banker. News and World
I am running because I the hospital board for two U L,. ,L..J L. L ., Report and our


love my hospital and com-
munity, and it is time to give back.

What qualifies
you to hold this office?
As Sarasota Memorial Hospital


years and have hands-on
experience in that area. Read the
resolution and you will know why
I feel I am qualified to serve.

What differentiates
you from your opponent?


systems priorities be
for the next year?
Continue to maintain the code of
excellence we (Sarasota Memorial
Hospital) have shown in the past


US.
IL


"magnet" nursing
recognition.
Complete our new power
plant and proceed with our
campus improvement plan
with the ultimate construction
of a new bed tower.


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To re


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SARASOTA COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD, CENTRAL SEAT 1
e curB DiGiovanni Education: Studied math and e


Age: 60
Birthplace: Jersey City, N.J.

Why are you
running?
Some frustrations with
the hospital. I knew it
could be improved.


What qualifies you
to hold this office?
I think I can be a great advocate


Georgetown and George Washington universities.
Work experience: He has 25 years with the federal


for updating their IS (information
systems). I've been on the
patient side.

What differentiates your
from your opponent?
The thing I bring is the back-
ground in information systems,
and the passion for improving
the hospital.


also has a real estate license and a mortgage bro-
ker's license.


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SARASOTA COUNTY HOSPITAL BOARD, AT
Tom Towler
Age: 81
Birthplace: Elizabeth, N.J.
Education: Bachelor's degree from Dartmo
College, 1950.


LARGE SEAT 1
Family: Wife, Sue; four children; 10 grandchildren. trustee, Sarasota Memorial Hospital trustee,
Work experience: Chief executive the last 15 years Human Resources Committee member at
for two large corporations. l large, Sarasota Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
uth Accomplishments: Sarasota volunteer; Siesta Key Utility Authority, New
Memorial Healthcare Foundation College Foundation trustee.


Why are you running?


To help continue providing the com-
munity with the outstanding health care
that the current administration of SMH


has demonstrated with the safety net
that is one of the best in the country.

What qualifies you
to hold this office?
Nine years as Sarasota Memorial
Healthcare Foundation trustee (one


year as chair);
seven years as
Sarasota Memorial Hospital trustee,
Human Resources Committee member
at large; 16 years as Sarasota Memorial
Hospital Auxiliary volunteer; six years
on Siesta Key Utility Authority (four
years as chair): three years as New


College Foundation trustee.


What differentiates you
from your opponent?
In-depth knowledge of the hospital
and its functioning on a micro and
macro level.


William Jensen
Age: 69
Birthplace: Warren, Ohio.
Education: Bachelors degree in architecture from Kent
State University; M.B.A. in marketing from New York
University.
Family: Married; one son; three grandchildren.
Work experience: Has worked for advertising agencies


Why are you running?


I believe I can contribute to an out-
standing hospital and serve Sarasota
in a productive way during this eco-
nomically difficult time.


What qualifies
you to hold this office

My education and expe
working with clients and
tions, and building positi


including BBDO and Burson-Marsteller; has magazine
experience that includes Time, Fortune,
Sports Illustrated, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine and
Civil Engineering (ASCE publication).
Accomplishments: Wrote award-winning advertising;
created marketing plans for expanding business and
markets. As board member and president of his co-op
in New York, helped guide its financial restructuring,


What differentiates
e? you from your opponent?

rience in Significant experience as a voli
organiza- teer at the hospital and as a CEC
ve results. two companies. I've had signific,


then directed a major engineering rehab. The New York
Times recognized this effort editorially as creating one
of the top 10 turnarounds of a co-op from one of the
10 most financially stricken co-ops. In five years, the
value of the apartment at 345 E. 56th St. more than
doubled, while the loan-to-
Sapartment value was reduced
to less than 20 percent.


experience as a patient
(college swimmer who
contracted polio), have
un- been a CEO of a sales organization
I of and board member and president
ant of a major co-op in NewYork.


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NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION,
Tom Jones
Age: 54
Birthplace: Aiken, S.C.
Education: Graduate of North East High School, St.
Petersburg, Fla., in 1971; Allstate Construction College in
1982.
Family: Married wife Dawn in Gainesville, Fla., in 1988;
daughter, Ern A. Jones, a 2008 graduate of


North Port's millage rate is
2.9805. Should it be higher,
lower or the same in the
2008-09 budget year?
The commission decided to use
reserve funds to cover this year's
budget deficit rather than
increase the millage rate. I agree
with this action, for this year.
This will help our citizens control
their budgets, just the way we
need to control the city's budget,
by keeping cost under control.

Should the city charge user
fees for its major parks and
recreational amenities,


SEAT 2 NON-PARTISAN RACE .................
North Port High School.
Work experience: Framing contractor since 1979;
state-certified residential contractor since 1982.
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such as the skate park,
future BMX park and future
teen/community center?
It should be made clear that the
use of our parks and recreational
facilities is and should remain
free. The use of specialty facilities
such as our pool at Dallas White
Park and the weight room at the
Mullen Center do charge small
fees. I favor charging a small fee
for the use of specialty parks as
well. The fees will generate a sense
of ownership and respect for the
facility, and perhaps enough rev-
enue to purchase the photo ID
system that was cut from the bud-


get ($2,300). I don't favor fees for
the teen center. I consider it to be
community outreach. I would like
to see all the users have an ID
card; it would be a form of security
for the facility and the teens.

Should the North Port
Community Educational
Center cater exclusively to
seniors? Why or why not?
The facility has the capacity for
more programming and meetings
than are being scheduled by the
senior center staff. The extra
capacity should be fully available
to the rest of the community.


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Robert Taylor
Age: 70
Birthplace: Minnesota.
Education: Majors in math and economics, studied political
science, and has a degree in elementary education from St.
Cloud State University in Minnesota.
Family: Married to wife Sonja for 13 years; four adult children;


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two grandchildren.
Work experience: Spent 40 years at the U.S. Census Bureau
outside of Washington, D.C., as an economic statistician.

EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
Make sure you cast your vote
and be counted.


North Port's millage rate is
2.9805. Should it be higher,
lower or the same in the
2008-09 budget year?

At the recent FY 2008-09 budget
hearings, the commission did not
bite the bullet and do the right
thing: raise the city millage rate by
a modest 0.3779 point as
proposed by city management.
In recent years, the commission
wisely reduced the millage rate
from 4.9 to 2.9805 mills in response
to excessive increases in property
values.

-Should the city charge user


fees for its major parks and
recreational amenities, such
as the skate park, future
BMX park and future teen/
community center?

The commission recently
decided to continue a free admis-
sion policy for all city recreational
facilities.
I absolutely agree.
Through our property, business
and sales taxes, plus sundry other
fees and assessments, we pay for a
multitude of city services.

Should the North Port
Community Educational


Center cater exclusively to
seniors? Why or why not?

The sign in front of the
Education Center (on Pan
American Boulevard) has a
smaller sign below it that reads
"Senior Center." Seniors and
retirees are among the most
important groups of citizens
and taxpayers here in our city.
We owe them honor and respect
for their many years of raising
their families and supporting
their local government.
Seniors should continue to get
top priority for scheduling
activities, but not exclusive use.


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Did you know this?

When did registered
Republicans outnumber
Democrats in Charlotte
County?
Democrats outnum-
bered Republicans from
1930 until 1980. That year,
there were 18,417
Republicans compared to
18,048 Democrats. There
were also 2,111 voters
registered to other par-
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Did you know this?

How many Democrats
and Republicans were
registered Charlotte
County voters in 1930?
There were
1,589 Democrats,
79 Republicans and
12 others, according
to the Supervisor of
Elections.


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Len Wheat
Age: 55
Birthplace: Pensacola, Fla.
Education: Graduated from Riverview High School in
Sarasota in 1971.
Family: Married to wife, Melody, for 37 years;
two children; two grandchildren.


North Port's millage rate
is 2.9805. Should it be
higher, lower or the same
in the 2008-09 budget year?
As you know, the millage has
already been set for the 2008-09
budget by the commission. I'm
waiting to see the actual tax rev-
enue totals for 2008, this will give
a better forecast for 2009-10.
With state law changes, drop-
ping real estate values and the
economy, this certainly is pru-
dent. Nevertheless, in good or
bad times, city government
should be efficient and produc-


w


tive, prioritize expenses and
capital improvements, and
always work hard to keep taxes
as low as possible.
There will be a lot of other
issues I have coming up, but one
of the main things on voters'
minds is taxes. We're really going
to have to work harder on that.


Angela Zahn
Age: 33
Birthplace: Pontiac, Mich.
Education: Graduated from Carmen Bendle-Ainsworth in
Flint, Mich.; earned her family day-care license from the
Sarasota County Technical Institute; graduated from
Charlotte Vocational Technical Center with a child develop-
ment associate's credential as a preschool teacher; attend-
ed the Ed Klopfer School of Real Estate in Port Charlotte,


North Port's millage rate is Should the North Port
2.9805. Should it be higher, Community Educational Center
lower or the same in the cater exclusively to seniors?
2fnnR-n h.detf vyar?


The millage rate should remain
the same. North Port residents
already pay their "fair share" by
residing in the city. North Port
collects millions of dollars a year
from property taxes. The increase
in residential and commercial
development through 2005-06
provided the city with a windfall
from impact fees. Yet our commis-
sion is still struggling with a lack of
funds. Residents shouldn't be forced
to pay higher millage rates to cover
the spending habits of our
current commission.


The seniors residing in North Port
should be treated with respect and
dignity. They deserve to have a gather-
ing place to call their own. For many
years, the North Port Community
Education Center has been known as
"The Senior Center," for it is primarily
seniors who utilize the center for
recreational and educational purposes.
There are many parks, and recreational
activities (skate park, BMX park, sum-
mer camp programs, etc.) that target
young adults and children.

What retailer would you like
to see come to North Port?


Work experience: Owner/president of Len Wheat
Custom Homes and Remodeling Inc. (32 years); served
as a board member for the city of North Port
Contractors' Licensing and Advisory Board; state of
Florida certified residential contractor; also worked
briefly for the city of North Port in the Building
Department as a plans examiner.


These parks and recreational
amenities was built and operated
with taxpayer money, impact fees
and grants. The initial intent was
to give the youth activities to do
outside of school free of charge.
Some savings would be realized
through less mischievous acts. I
would not support user fees for
the youth of this city.


earning her Florida real estate license and taking real estate
continuing education classes.
Family: Husband, Robert; son, Robbie, and daughter,
Sydney, both 8.
Work experience: Owned and operated A& A Customs
Automotive Aftermarket Specialists, 1996-2001; owner and
operator of Balderas Family Child Care, 2003-04; worked at
Century 21 Almar & Associates as a Realtor and sales asso-
ciate, 2004-07.


Many residents were looking
forward to having a Target store in
North Port. Unfortunately,
commissioners could not reach an
agreement with the developers.
Does the retailer offer useful services?
Will they provide jobs locally? Will the
environment be considered? If the
answer is yes, then I am supportive
of any retailer coming to North Port.
The best option for North Port are
retailers that are not found in
Port Charlotte or Venice.


NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION, SEAT 2 NON-PARTISAN RACE ...................


Should the city charge
user fees for its major parks What retailer would you like
and recreational amenities, to see come to North Port?
such as the skate park,
future BMX park and future I don't have a preference,
teen/community center? but a quality clothing store
Why or why not? would be nice.


NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION, SEAT 2 NON-PARTISAN RACE


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2008 PRIMARY ELECTION SPECIAL SECTION


S2008 Primary Electioi

A I I


Sheriff (Republicans only)
1 Bill Cameron, Rep
1 Richard Worch, Rep

County Commission, District 1
(Republicans only)
1 Ruth Bromberg, Rep
J Tom D'Aprile, Rep
U Russell Wayne Garrod, Rep
1 Bob Starr, Rep

County Commission, District 3
(Republicans only)
U Tom Moore, Rep
1 Richard Sinclair, Rep
1 Robert Skidmore, Rep

County Commission, District 5
(Republicans only)
U Ray Cowen, Rep
1 Tricia Duffy, Rep
U Douglas W. Tucker, Rep


Supervisor of Elections (all voters)
1 Mac Horton, Rep
1 Paul Stamoulis, Rep

Airport Authority, District 3
(Republicans only)
1 Gary E Stasko, Rep
J Herb Stephens, Rep

U.S. Rep., District 16
(Republicans only)
U Gayle Harrell, Rep
U Tom Rooney, Rep
U Hal Valeche, Rep

State Rep., District 71
(Republicans only)
U Chris Constance, Rep
1 Ken Roberson, Rep
1 Richard J. Santos, Rep


State Rep. District 72
(Republicans only)
U Paige Kreegel
1 Keith S. Richter

State Senate, District 23
(Republicans only)
1 Nancy C. Detert, Rep
1 Michael J. Grant, Rep

State Senate, District 27
(Republicans only)
1 Matt Caldwell, Rep
1 Ed Heeney, Rep **
**Although Heeney dropped out of the
race in mid-July, his name will still
appear on the ballot.

Public Defender (Republicans only)
1 Brian M. Boyle, Rep
U Rex Darrow, Rep
1 Kathy Smith, Rep


County Referendum
Extension of the one percent local sales
tax from Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 31, 2014.
1 For the one-cent sales tax
U Against the one-cent sales tax

Republican Party State Committeeman
(Republicans only)
U Lindsay Harrington
U Richard Schillinger

Republican Party State
Committeewoman (Republicans only)
1 M. Ellanore Aucompaugh
U Jane Sturges



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County Commission, District 1
(Republicans only)
U Carolyn J. Mason, Rep
1 Richard A. Redding, Rep

County Commission, District 3
(all voters)
U Barbara Gross, Rep
U Shannon Staub, Rep

School Board, District 2
(all voters; non-partisan race)
1 Millicent E. Puleo
U Caroline G. Zucker

Sheriff (Republicans only)
U Larry Dunklee, Rep
U David A. Gustafson, Rep
U Thomas Knight, Rep


Property Appraiser (Republicans only)
U Bill Furst, Rep
U Jim Todora, Rep

12th Judicial Circuit Judge, Group 1
(all voters; non-partisan race)
1 Connie Mederos-Jacobs
U Gilbert A. Smith Jr.

12th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
(Republicans only)
U Larry Eger, Rep
U Ron Filipkowski, Rep

State Rep., District 71
(Republicans only)
U Chris Constance, Rep
U Ken Roberson, Rep
U Richard J. Santos, Rep


State Senate, District 23
(Republicans only)
U Nancy C. Detert, Rep
U Michael J. Grant, Rep

Hospital Board, Northern Seat
(all voters)
U Richard Merritt, Rep
U John Prade, Rep

Hospital Board, Central Seat 1
(Republicans only)
U Dave Couch, Rep
U Bruce DiGiovanni, Rep

Hospital Board, At Large Seat 1
(all voters)
U William Jensen, Rep
U Thomas Towler, Rep


Charter Review Board, District 2
(Republicans only)
U Stephen Aiken, Rep
U Cathy Layton, Rep

Amendment 1
Charter amendment providing for
timetable for charter amendment refer-
enda, judicial review, petition signature
expiration. (all voters)
U Yes, for the amendment
U No, against the amendment

Amendment 2
Charter amendment allowing for ordi-
nance requiring financial impact of pro-
posed charter amendments. (all voters)
U Yes, for the amendment
U No, against the amendment


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2008 PRIMARY ELECTION SPECIAL SECTION


North Port City Commission, Seat 2
(all city voters; non-partisan race)
[ Tom Jones
[ Bob Taylor
] Len Wheat
J Angela M. Zahn

North Port City Commission, Seat 3
(all city voters; non-partisan race)
[ Daniel A. Talley**
[ Fred Tower III
. Michael R. Treubert
**Although Talley dropped out of the
race in mid-July, his name will still
appear on the ballot.

Republican Party State Committeeman
(Republicans only)
0 Carl R Hurst
O Patrick E. Jaehne
0 Harold "Hal" Miller
0 Jamie Miller
O John H. Ramsey
0 R. Peter Rice
0 Eric Robinson
O Tom Solomon
0 Bob Waechter


Sheriff (Democrats only)
0 Vernon L. Keen
J Carl C. Wiley
] Will Wise

County Commission District 1
(Democrats only)
O Dan Garner
0 Ed Johnson


Republican Party Committeewoman
(Republicans only)
J Kathryn "Katie" Bolon
J Cynthia Crowe
J Kelly Ann Erwin
0 Barbara B. Jaehne
0 Brita D. Otteson

Republican Party Precinct
Committeeman, Precinct 73
(Republicans only)
J B. Douglas Fraley
0I Art Groveman

Democrat Party Precinct
Committeeman, Precinct 15
(Democrats only)
O Harold 0. Miller
0 Nicholas JB Pocock

Democrat Party Precinct
Committeewoman, Precinct 15
(Democrats only)
0 Jeanine W. Miller
O Vivian Tannenbaum

Democrat Party Precinct
Committeewoman, Precinct 37
(Democrats only)
J Pamela Kay Donehew
O Jane Holden Huerta


County Commission District 3
(Democrats only)
0 Delma Allen
J Judy Schaefer

12th Judicial Circuit Judge, Group 1
(all voters; non-partisan race)
. Connie Mederos-Jacobs
0 Gilbert A. Smith Jr.


Democrat Party Precinct
Committeewoman, Precinct 50
(Democrats only)
J Virginia Bright
J Avery R. Dye

Democrat Party Precinct
Committeeman, Precinct 58
(Democrats only)
. William Brad Hardin
J Maji

Democrat Party Precinct
Committeeman, Precinct 80
(Democrats only)
J Rene J. D'Oyen Torres
O James LaVecchia

Democrat Party Precinct
Committeewoman, Precinct 93
(Democrats only)
J Susette T. Bryan
J Norma Dayton

Democrat Party Precinct
Committeeman, Precinct 143
(Democrats only)
0 Alberto S. Belinfante
O Robert H. Oines


12th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
(Republicans only)
J Larry Eger
J Ron Filipkowski

State Rep. District 72
(Republicans only)
J Paige Kreegel
O Keith S. Richter


O Buddy Mansfield



Don't forget your voter information card, a photo

identification card and signature identification.


Democrat Party Precinct
Committeewoman, Precinct 143
(Democrats only)
Leona M. Belinfante
Marianne W. Oines





CHARLOTTE COUNTY
Dates: Aug. 11-Aug. 15;
Aug. 17-Aug. 23
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Locations:
Tringali Park, Unit 2, 3460 S.
McCall Road, Englewood East
Carmalita Park, 6905 Florida St.,
Punta Gorda.
Mid-County Regional Library, 2050
Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte.
Supervisor of Elections offices:
Englewood Annex 6868 San Casa
Drive, Englewood; Historic Charlotte
County Courthouse, 226 Taylor St.,
Punta Gorda; Murdock Annex, 18500
Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte.
Phone: 941-833-5400


DESOTO COUNTY
Dates: Aug. 11-Aug. 16; Aug. 18-23
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Supervisor of Elections, in
the DeSoto County Administration
Building, 201 E. Oak St., Suite 104,
Arcadia.
Phone: 863-993-4871


SARASOTA COUNTY
Dates: Aug. 11-Aug. 24
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
South County locations:
North Port Supervisor of Elections,
13640 Tamiami Trail, North Port.
North Port City Hall, 4970 City Hall
Blvd., North Port.
Venice Supervisor of Elections, R.L.
Anderson Administration Building,
4000 Tamiami Trail, Room 114,
Venice.
Phone: 941-861-8600


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2008 PRIMARY ELECTION SPECIAL SECTION


NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION, SEAT 3 NON-PARTISAN RACE


Fred E. Tower III
Age: 68
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio.
Education: Majored in political science and
earned a B.A. degree from University of Cincinnati.


North Port's millage rate is
2.9805. Should it be higher,
lower or the same in the
2008-09 budget year?
As the incumbent commissioner,
my stand on this issue is document-
ed. I voted to keep the millage at
2.9 percent for the third year
straight. If you look at all the surveys
in the state of Florida, it is well-doc-
umented that taxes are the No. 1
concern of our citizens, especially
during this difficult economic time.
Even a $25 raise would send out the
wrong message. The commission
was able to accomplish this $46 mil-
lion deficit by using about two-


Family: Wife, Lydia, of six and a half years; two adult
sons, Shawn and Michael; two grandchildren, Mallory
and Jordan.
Work experience: Worked for North American
Operations of GM, Buick Motor Division for 35 years


thirds of fund balance,
13 layoffs and some cost savings.
Level of services will stay the same
but new initiatives will be put
off until better times.

Should the city charge user
fees for its major parks and
recreational amenities, such
as the skate park, future BMX
park and future teen/
community center?
User fees are a mixed blessing.
When the city completes a project
like the BMX park, operational
expenses come into play. Mainly
these expenses are staffing and


in sales and marketing management; retired as the
manager of fleet sales for commercial, daily rental and
government for Buick Motor Division.


maintenance. For instance, on the
BMX park, an attendant will cost
$100,000 a year plus maintenance.
When we build the teen/community
center, it is estimated about
$400,000 a year for these items.
Eventually, with inflation, this figure
will continue to raise, so the more
facilities we build, the more the
city budget will be impacted.

Should the North Port
Community Educational Center
cater exclusively to seniors?
Why or why not?
The North Port Educational
Center should cater to seniors


(the only senior- PM, S
based facility in
North Port) based upon the
requirements of their usage. If
they have programs to use the
center full time, then yes, as they
are paying rent unlike the
planned teen/community center.
Meanwhile, the city should
leverage the unused senior
time for other uses.

What retailer would you like
to see come to North Port?
I would like to see a store like
Target, Kohl's, Beall's or J.C. Penney
come to North Port.


NORTH PORT CITY COMMISSION, SEAT 3 NON-PARTISAN RACE


Michael R. Treubert
Age: 50
Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Education: Associate degree in engineering science
from Rockland Community College in New York;
Bachelors degree in criminal justice from University of
South Florida, Tampa. Certified police officer by Florida
Department of Law Enforcement.


Family: Wife, Karen; four children, Lindsay, 25,
Courtney, 18, Kerri, 17, and Daniel, 15.
Work experience: Spent 25 years with the Venice
Police Department; worked as a police instructor at
the Sarasota County Law Enforcement Academy and
as a driving instructor with Ault's Driving School.
Accomplishments: Brought state and national recog-
nition to the Venice Police Department for traffic pro-


grams. Was the liaison with the Florida Department of
Transportation with the U.S. 41 bridge project in
Venice. Served as president of North Port Pop Warner
Football; helped bring the field to the George D. Mullen
Community Center and received $60,000 in grants to
bring bleachers and equipment to Pop Warner from the
Gulf Coast Community Foundation.


North Port's millage rate is
2.9805. Should it be higher,
lower or the same in the
2008-09 budget year?

For the 2008-09 budget year the
millage rate should stay the same.

Should the city charge user
fees for its major parks and
recreational amenities, such
as the skate park, future BMX
park and future teen/
community center?
I believe that we do need to


establish a user fee for these parks.
We need to offset the costs that
require city workers during operating
hours. I would propose a year-round
fee with a user ID card, such as what
the YMCA does.
For those that don't use the parks
on a regular basis a daily, weekly,
and monthly fee schedule should
be established.

Should the North Port
Community Educational Center
cater exclusively to seniors?
Why or why not?
The Educational Center should be


used by all of our citizens, not just
our seniors. You are never too old
or too young to learn.
Thinking in these terms, the young
can learn from our seniors and the
seniors can learn from our youth.

What retailer would you like
to see come to North Port?

I would like to see the Target project
get off the ground. I would like to see
us seek out a corporation such as
Bass Pro Shops.
We are in an area that is very active in
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SARASOTA COUNTY CHARTER REVIEW BOARD, DISTRICT 2


Stephen Aiken
Age: 50
Birthplace: New York.
Education: High
school graduate.


Why are you
running for this office?
There needs to be some fiscal
restraint at the (County)
Commission level. I think we need


Work experience:
Worked in the dietary
department at
Doctors Hospital of
Sarasota.


to begin restoring our liberties.

What qualifies
you to hold this office?
Vice chair of the Libertarian Party


of Sarasota County until register-
ing as a Republican to support
Ron Paul's presidential bid; now a
member of the Republican
Executive Committee and the
Republican Liberty Caucus.


Charter Review Board
meet often enough to do
its job effectively?
Not sure how often the board meets.


Should the Charter Review
What differentiates Board propose charter
you from your opponent? amendments, or just review
amendments proposed
Don't know her well enough to say. amendments proposed?
by other entities?


Does the Sarasota County


Both.


SARASOTA COUNTY CHARTER REVIEW BOARD, DISTRICT 2


Cathy Layton
Age: 48
Birthplace: Chester, Pa.
Education: Riverview High School, Sarasota, 1978;
University of Colorado, B.S., B.A., 1982.
Family: Married to husband, Pete Russell, since 1997;
three stepchildren, each of whom is married; three
grandchildren.
Work experience: Has been in the real estate


business since 1978, specializing in com-
mercial real estate. Layton and her husband
also own assisted-living facilities.
Accomplishments: Sarasota County
Planning Commission, 1996-2000;
Housing Authority of city of Sarasota,
2003-05; Charter Review Board, appoint-
ed November 1997, re-elected 2002 and
2004; Professional Selection Board for


Sarasota County School Board, 1998-2000;
Affordable Housing Board, June 2008;
Community HousingTrust, 2005-present;
Bar Grievance Board, 2002-04; Big Brothers
Big Sisters; Historic Spanish Point;
Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, 2003-
present, current president; Lakewood Ranch
Medical Center, 2004-present.


Why are you running
for this office?


I have a concern that the CRB is


going to continue to be fertile grounds
for people wishing to circumvent the
board of county commissioners and
the Florida Legislature with matters of


special interest, thereby adversely
affecting the charter. I am running this
term in an effort to protect against
these stretches of jurisdiction.

What qualifies
you to hold this office?
Eight years of experience as a
member, a clear understanding of
the charter and the role of the CRB,a
good track record of sound leadership
activities.


What differentiates
you from your opponent?
Experience, effective community
service offered over many years, clear
understanding of the charter and
the role of Charter Review Board
members.

Does the CRB meet often
enough to do its job effectively?
Yes. In the last eight years, there
have been only three meetings where
members of the public proposed an
amendment: one was to audit the
library (which is already covered in a
county ordinance), one was to over-
turn term limits (which was subse-
quently accomplished in court), and
the third for instant run-off voting.
Members of the public were present at
only four of the last 27 Charter Review


Board meetings to address the board.

Should the CRB propose
charter amendments, or just
review amendments proposed
by other entities?
CRB should do as the charter says:
"Charter Review Board shall review
and recommend changes to the
County Charter for improvement of
County government." Two amend-
ments have been suggested to me:
legalizing marijuana and a change to
election laws contrary to state laws. I
am opposed to taxpayers being
responsible for the review and study
of amendments. Proposers should do
so. Members should be knowledgeable
of the extent of their role, and remain
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12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, GROUP 1 NON-PARTISAN RACE
Connie Mederos-Jacobs also an attorney; one son; one grandson. been exposed to HIV. She lobbied the Legislature,
Age: 55 Work experience: Trial attorney for 19-plus years; which changed the law. She has been involved
Birthplace: Ybor City, Fla. experience in criminal law, family and juvenile law, with Habitat for Humanity; was past president
Education: Graduated with double majors in crimi- personal injury, real estate, wrongful death, felony of the Pinellas County Victims' Rights Coalition,
nal justice and sociology from the University of and probate matters; experience in more than 35 the Florida Association of Women Lawyers
South Florida; attended two law schools, Nova Law counties, out-of-state and in federal courts. (Manatee Chapter) and American Inns of Court
in Fort Lauderdale and Stetson College of Law in St. Accomplishments: Helped change a law after she (Grimes-Gallen Chapter); former member of
Petersburg, graduating in December 1988. performed CPR and saved an accident victim. Law the Judicial Nominating Committee,
Family: Married to husband, Lawrence A. Jacobs, at the time prohibited her from learning if she had 12th Judicial Circuit.


What inspired you to seek
election to the position of
Circuit Judge, 12th Judicial
Circuit, Group 1?


I am inspired to seek the posi-
tion of Circuit Judge because of
my abiding faith in the rule of law
and our judicial system. There
would be no greater honor than to
serve the community as a judge. I
have prepared for this opportunity
for years by trying cases in state
and federal courts, gaining expo-
sure to judicial temperament and
levels of professionalism in the
courtrooms. I have had a variety of
cases in the five areas of the circuit
court. I left the State Attorney's
Office as a felony prosecutor in


1993 for private practice.
The newly elected judge will be
assigned the felony division in
Manatee County, trying cases up
to and including death penalty
cases. I have had thousands of
criminal cases since 1989 on the
prosecution and defense sides,
from shoplifting to murder. I have
had motions to suppress and
motions to compel, prepared jury
instructions and sentencing guide-
lines. My entire law career has
been spent in front of juries.
I have investigated crime scenes,
attended autopsies and funerals of
crime victims or witnesses in 35
counties in Florida. I am a former
victim's advocate who designed
one of the first domestic violence


programs in Florida in the
early 1980s.

What do you think
your biggest challenge
would be if elected?

Management of the docket. With
severe budget cutbacks, courts are
looking to cut costs and save time.
Moving cases on the docket and
watching over the use of juror's
time is a challenge in all circuits.
To keep cases moving so justice is
not delayed or denied, partici-
pants must have the ultimate goal
of protecting the due process
rights of the accused and following
the rule of law. Throughout, the
court must provide the litigants


and witnesses an opportunity to
be heard. That is a monumental
endeavor.

If elected, you will have a
large constituency. How
would you best represent
this diverse group?

I believe that my appreciation
of cultural diversity is important
in administering justice.


Would you like to

work at the polls?
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941-833-5400.


12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE, GROUP 1 NON-PARTISAN RACE


Gilbert A. Smith Jr.
Age: 56
Birthplace: Abbeville, S.C.
Family: Wife, Anita; and daughter, Shannon.
Education: Manatee High School in 1969;
Associate degree from Manatee Community College
in 1972, Bachelor's degree in sociology from the
University of South Florida in 1974; law degree
from the University of the Pacific in 1986.
Work experience: Worked for Manatee County at
the work release program first as the administrative


assistant and then as the administrator; vocational
placement counselor for the Florida Department of
Corrections at the Bradenton Community
Correctional Facility; teller and ultimately vice pres-
ident of consumer lending at The County Bank in
Palmetto, Fla.; worked for River City Bank, Crocker
National Bank, Sacramento Pretrial Program and
San Juaquin Pretrial Program during law school;
worked for Elliott Metcalf, the Public Defender of
the 12th Judicial Circuit, then worked for Holland &
Knight as an associate; joined the firm of Lane


Trohn; opened firm in 1995 with Lane Trohn and
later merged with Michael Hamrick and Phil Perrey.
Accomplishments: Managing shareholder and one
of the founders of of the law firm of Hamrick,
Perrey, Quinlan & Smith; past president and direc-
tor of the Manatee County Bar Association; chair-
man of the Legislative Affairs Committee for the
Manatee Chamber of Commerce; past Trustee of
Manatee Community College; 2008 Community
Leadership Award from the Manatee County Bar
Association.


What inspired you to seek
election to the position of
Circuit Judge, 12th Judicial
Circuit, Group 1?

I was inspired to run for judge by the
need to serve the 12th Judicial Circuit
and this community and provide my
legal experience to the bench. A lawyer
with my background in business and
civil law has not successfully been
appointed or elected to the 12th Judicial
Circuit in many years. I was also
inspired by the support and encourage-
ment I received from my family, friends
and colleagues to provide this public
service to the community.


What do you think your
biggest challenge
would be if elected?

I believe that my biggest challenge
will be to adjust my work habits to
those of a judge. I have been in pri-
vate practice for over 21 years and
keep records of the time I spend
representing clients. There will be
an adjustment in realizing that I do
not have to keep records on the
amount of time I spend on a project.
There may also be an adjustment in
the schedule of a judge in the office,
even though I know that many
judges spend a lot of time preparing


for court, at the office and at home.
At this time, I am busier in my prac-
tice than I have ever been. As many
lawyers in private practice in my
area of law, I put in long hours all
week and most weekends, at the
office and at home.

If elected, you will have
a large constituency.
How would you best
represent this diverse group?

During this campaign, I have
received support throughout the
entire 12th Judicial Circuit. I will
represent this diverse group


by serving them in a fair and
impartial manner while on the
bench. I also plan to continue
to stay involved in the bar
associations throughout the
circuit. Finally, I plan to volunteer
time to charitable organizations
and the communities in the
12th Judicial Circuit.







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What are your top three
priorities if elected and why?
No. 1 is budget. No. 2 is manag-
ing increasing caseloads. No. 3 is
establishing additional diversion-
ary programs for the mentally ill
and those suffering from drug
addiction, when appropriate.
Public defender offices throughout
the state are facing the worst bud-
get crisis in their history as well as
greater demand to provide more
services. Prioritizing budget needs
along with streamlining services
can go a long way in addressing
the shrinking budget.
Identifying those clients who can
be assisted with either pre-sen-
tence or post-sentence treatment
instead of simply a prison sentence


can go a long way toward
reducing recidivism.

What can be done
to ease caseload?


We need to reduce caseloads
through faster resolutions of non-
violent first offenders and use less
costly diversionary programs
where appropriate. We need a
unified system in all counties in
the 12th Judicial Circuit to do an
extensive background check on
those arrested and make recom-
mendations to the judge about
who best qualifies for pretrial
release. At first appearances, our
attorneys in Manatee County make
recommendations on nonviolent
and first-time offender misde-
meanor cases that can be resolved


the public defenders office of the 12th Judicial Circuit, now
chief assistant in charge of the Manatee County office of the
12th Judicial Public Defender.
Accomplishments: On the board of Manasota Legal Aid and
on the Manatee County Public Safety Coordinating Council.
Co-founder of the Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences and
president of its board; it is a charter middle school of
S 600-plus students with a $5.4 million budget.


on a fast track basis, often
Within two or three weeks
within the defendant's
arrest. As public defender, I
would expand this into the
felony arena and implement
it in the entire judicial district.

Define your term as a
successful PD. What happens?
Everyone within the criminal
justice system the state
attorney, the judiciary, as well as
law enforcement and the public
defender's office has a difficult
job. My belief, and the way I have
and will conduct myself in this
arena, is to make sure that all
parties communicate regularly
and are treated with respect
and dignity.


Larry Louis Eger
Age: 50
Hometown: Sarasota.
Family: Married for 23 years to wife, Susan Burns;
son, Isaac, 20; daughter, Anna, 17.
Education: Bachelors degree and law degree from
the University of Florida.
Work experience: Twenty-three years as an attorney in


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12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT PUBLIC DEFENDER


Ronald Filipkowski
Age: 39
Hometown: Greenfield, Mass.
Family: Married 15 years to wife
Jacqueline; five children, three boys
and two girls.
Education: Law degree with honors
frnm Fnloridra .Stat I lniveritv in


1994; bachelor's degree with honors
from the U.S. International University,
San Diego, Calif., in 1991.
Work experience: U.S. Marine Corps,
1986-1990; assistant state attorney,
Sarasota, 1994-2000; assistant U.S.
attorney, Middle District of Georgia,
9NNN y upedntv direc-


tor, Sarasota Criminal Justice
Academy, 2001-present.
Accomplishments: He has worked
both sides of the criminal justice
system. "My experience as a state
and federal prosecutor gives me a
sense of perspective essential
tn the inh"


What are your top three translators can be reduced. h more to prevent future crime
priorities if elected and why? What can be done A than any other elected
What can be done ^*official.
Substance abuse drives the entire to ease caseload?
criminal justice system. Eighty-five Define your term as a
percent of crimes are drug-related. Two things can be done. First, successful PD. What
It has become much worse in the create an intake division. The vast happens?


past five years with the proliferation
of illegally obtained prescription
drugs. Create an "intake
division" to more efficiently resolve
cases that are not contested and
result in guilty pleas. Bring the
office into the 21st century by
creating a Web site with links to
available programs, provide access
to attorney e-mail addresses,
increase the number of women in
senior leadership positions and hire
some attorneys who speak Spanish
so the amount of money spent on


majority or cases are ultimately
resolved through a guilty or "no
contest" plea. We must identify
those cases early on and resolve
them more quickly and efficiently
by restructuring the office. Second,
we must measure our performance
by the number of clients we
help get out of the system.
We can only do that if we are able
to find programs for them that will
help turn their lives around and
make them productive citizens. I
think the public defender can do


I would like to see the public
defender's office truly make a
difference in the lives of our clients.
I would like to monitor our progress
by keeping track of the recidivism
rates of our clients. I would like to
see drug treatment and other
counseling programs in our
community expanded as an
alternative to jail. Finally, I would
like to see the total inmate
population at our county jails be
less in four years than it is today.


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Charter amendments propose saving money, time


Two charter amendments proposed on the Aug. 26
ballot focus on providing timetables for referenda
and financial impact statements to voters


By STEVEN J. SMITH
STAFF WRITER
The first is aimed at saving time and
money; the second, just money.
Yet not everyone is in accord with at
least one of two proposed charter
amendments, set for the Aug. 26 ballot.
The first is designed to fix timetables for
future amendment referenda and the
second looks at providing financial
impact statements to voters.
Amendment 1 provides a referendum
for several election cycle options:
Petition amendments to be held at
the next countywide election, rather
than within 60 days, provided that elec-
tion is within the year of signature noti-
fication if not, the referendum would
be held within 180 days
Board amendments to be held a
minimum of 90 days following ordi-
nance adoption, not within 60 days
Charter Review Board amendments
to be held at the next countywide elec-
tion, providing the ordinance is filed
within 120 days of the election
Deputy County Administrator David


Bullock supported the amendment.
"If a petition question gets on the
ballot, we wouldn't have to hold a spe-
cial election because of the timing,"
Bullock said, of the first proposed
amendment. "We could go at the next
regularly scheduled election."
That would save the county $400,000
per special election, he added.
"That's its sole purpose," Bullock said.
"Once we started getting petitions in
and we had to hold special elections,
we started understanding the costs.
This simply folds everything into the
next election cycle."
Bill Earl, board member of Citizens
For Sensible Growth in Sarasota, said his
group "will not endorse" Amendment 1.
"It restricts the rights of citizens and
the fundamental purpose of the charter
is to empower citizens," Earl said. "That
(amendment) was proposed by the
commissioners to restrict citizen rights.
And they're focusing on successful citi-
zen initiatives."
The second amendment allows for an
ordinance requiring the financial


The following is the official language for the two proposed charter amendments on the Aug. 26 ballot
Amendment 1
CHARTER AMENDMENT PROVIDING FOR TIMETABLE FOR CHARTER AMENDMENT REFERENDA, JUDICIAL
REVIEW, PETITION SIGNATURE EXPIRATION.
Shall subsection 7.1 be amended providing: (1) referendum for: (a) petition amendments held at next
countywide election, rather than within 60 days, provided countywide election within year of signature
notification, if not, referendum within 180 days (b) Board-amendments held minimum 90 days following
ordinance adoption, not within 60 days; (c) Charter Review Board amendments held at next countywide
election providing ordinance filed within 120 days before election; (2) judicial review; (3) petition signature
expiration?
Yes, for the amendment
No, against the amendment
Amendment 2
CHARTER AMENDMENT ALLOWING FOR ORDINANCE REQUIRING FINANCIAL IMPACT OF PROPOSED
CHARTER AMENDMENTS.
Shall a new Section 7.2 of the Charter be created to provide that the Board of County Commissioners may
provide by ordinance that, prior to a referendum election on a proposed Charter amendment, a statement
be provided to the electorate regarding the probable financial impact of such proposed Charter
amendment?
Yes, for the amendment
No, against the amendment


impact of any future proposed charter
amendments.
"As I understand it, when a charter
amendment is proposed, there would
be an economic analysis of what it
would cost," Bullock said. "The idea is
that is it reasonable that people should
know what the costs of it are when they
vote on it."


Earl concurred with Bullock on that one.
"It was agreed to by the consensus
group that came up with the (May 6)
amendment (vote, requiring unanimity
from the County Commission to
expand the area in the county where
more intensive zoning would be per-
mitted)," Earl said. "As part of that
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2008 PRIMARY ELECTION SPECIAL SECTION


DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF


Vernon L. Keen
Age: 65
Birthplace: Manatee County, Fla.
Education: Holds certificates from


more than 100 law enforcement-related courses totaling more
than 3,006 hours of training, including the FBI National Academy,
Florida Highway Patrol Academy, National Sheriff's Institute and
Florida Department of Law Enforcement Chief Executive Program.


Family: Wife, Linda; two daughters and
six grandchildren.
Work experience: Served 11 1/2 years
as sheriff.


What is the most M
pressing public safety
issue in DeSoto County
and how would you address it?
Drugs are at the root of most crime
problems. Burglary and theft cases
occupy the most of our time.
However, drug usage (including
alcohol) does increase assaults, etc.
As sheriff, I will continue to
aggressively fight the drug problem
by going after those who supply and
manufacture the drugs. We will con-
tinue to employ proactive patrols and
aggressive investigations to decrease
the number of burglaries and thefts.


How would you address
jail overcrowding?


As sheriff, we (my staff and I) have
worked closely with the entire
criminal justice community to solve
this problem. Many programs have
been used which help, including
probation and the probation work
program. However, a great number
of offenders are unable to complete
probation. Our jail has 148 beds and
we averaged around 250 inmates for
the year 2007. The jail must be
expanded or replaced, or inmates
must be sent to other jails at a
tremendous cost to DeSoto County


taxpayers. We had a study performed
by the National Institute of Justice
which confirms this position. The
Board of County Commissioners is
responsible for providing a county
jail and would determine how a jail
project would be funded. We are
looking at some type of supervised
"release on recognizance" program
and are open to any suggestions.

What cuts would you propose
for the sheriff's budget?
The Sheriff's Office budget is
approximately 75 percent personnel
services. Only about 25 percent is


used for capital purchas-
es and operating. I cer-
tainly would not want to
cut personnel because that would
reduce services, response time, etc.
However, with the increasing cost of
goods and services to us, personnel
services is the only place you could
cut. If this should happen, I don't see
any way that we could continue to
provide the level of service our citizens
are accustomed to and deserve.


DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF


Carl C.Wiley
Age: 36
Birthplace: Whittier, Calif.
Education: Some college, with Florida
Department of Law Enforcement training
and corrections training.


What is the most pressing
public safety issue in
DeSoto County and how
would you address it?

The most pressing public safety
and law enforcement issues that
face that DeSoto County Sheriff's
Office are drugs and thefts/break-
ins. I would work with the citizens
to patrol the streets, and use com-
munity volunteers.


Family: Married to wife, Marie,
(Keller) Wiley for 14 years;
four children, ages 2, 7, 9 and 13.
Work experience: Business owner,
Wheelers Cafe, two years.


The single most important change I
would like to make in the DCSO is to
listen to all of the citizens and DCSO
staff about concerns and problems
that are facing the department and
help rebuild the morale in the DCSO
and the ways the community feels
about the DCSO.

How would you address
jail overcrowding?

We do not need a $40 million new


jail. We do need to consider the idea
of an expansion that would be tax-
payer-friendly and not so comfortable
for the lawbreakers. The funding
would come from the current budget
and grants that are available. The
issue of control and reduction of jail
overcrowding can be addressed by
having the DCSO work closely with
the state attorney's office and the
Immigration and Naturalization
Service. Misdemeanor offenders


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should be processed in and out of
the jail as fast as possible (no valid
license, disorderly intoxication, etc.).

What cuts would you propose
for the sheriff's budget?
I believe that if any budget cuts need
to be made to the 2008-09 budget, then
the cuts needs to come for the sheriff
first, then down from there. I would not
want to cut dispatch or deputies'
pay or positions.


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DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF


William "Will" Wise
Age: 57
Birthplace: Avon Park, Fla.
Education: Graduate of public schools in Highlands
County; attended courses at South Florida Community
College and Valencia Community College; State of Florida


What is the most pressing How would you
public safety issue in DeSoto address jail
County and how would you overcrowding?
address it?


Based on what people are telling
me, I would say illegal drugs would
be the most pressing issue today.
With the illegal drugs come all the
related crimes such as domestic
violence, sexual assaults, battery,
theft and burglaries. I would place
more emphasis on a proactive law
enforcement approach in the area
of drug interdiction. I would
promote a task force to coordinate
with local, state and federal
agencies, preventing duplication
of service while sharing expenses.


Police Officers basic standards and training; certificates
from 56 law enforcement courses.
Family: Wife, Kay Mercer Wise; two daughters,
Kim and Pam.
Work experience: Thirty-year law enforcement career;
12 years as major/chief deputy.


I have read the National Institute
of Corrections jail division, local
jail and justice assessment of the
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office jail,
dated March 2008, which
recommends several options to
combat jail overcrowding. Utilizing
a criminal justice coordinator,
citation/summons, uniform bail
schedule, bail advocacy, release on
own recognizance, conditional
release, day reporting, house
arrest/curfew, work release, day
fines, probation and parole super-
vision, restitution the list goes
on, which indicates we do have


S available alternatives that
can be utilized. The local jail
and justice assessment clear-
ly indicates the portion of
the DCSO jail built in 1973 needs
immediate attention. The study
also points out the county
commissioners are the ultimate
decision-makers regarding funding
for the renovation of the current
jail or construction of a new facility.

What cuts would
you propose for the
sheriff's budget?

The 2008-09 budget becomes
effective Oct. 1, 2008. It will
already be in effect three months
before the sheriff assumes office. If


DESOTO COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1


Work experience: Equipment operator; assists in
the operation and management of a family-owned
citrus grove.


y' health, water, waste manage-
ment, etc. as opposed to the
overly anticipated growth areas.

What is the most important
or needed change you
would make if elected?

We should have a greater regard
for residential versus industrial
zoning so that all county residents
feel that their privacy is protected.
A countywide residential and com-
mercial recycling project is one
area the county should explore fur-
ther. Implementing "realistic"
impact fees and fees for building
permits is another. We should also


What do you feel is
the most pressing issue
facing the county today?
One of the most important issues
facing us in this county that
demands immediate attention is the
real estate property tax valuations.
We must implement a better and
more flexible way to adjust these
values based on the current econo-
my. Property taxes have remained at
an inflated level even after the real
estate bubble burst.

If cuts have to be made
in future budgets, where
and what would you cut and why?


As we know now, the
anticipated increase in
county growth infrastructure was
not achieved. We should consider
refocusing those dollars in a more
realistic and affordable manner.
As to possible layoffs of county per-
sonnel, I don't like the term "lay off."
I would rather explore the many
options which we could implement
to reduce the budget while maintain-
ing jobs and benefits, such as shrink-
ing the work week, flexible schedul-
ing, and job sharing/cross-training.
Due to the current downturn in the
economy, I would expect to see
preservation of the "critical" county
services such as public safety,


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any cuts are made, I would
hope the cuts would be in areas
other than public safety/law
enforcement.

What steps could you take to
improve community policing?

I would like to see the Sheriff's
Office be more efficient in its
ability to prevent and control
crime through more effective and
efficient delivery of law enforce-
ment services to the community it
serves. This will benefit all citizens.



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investigate/maximize our
grant-writing efforts.

How should the county respond
to jail overcrowding? What are
the causes, and how would
you try to fix it?
This problem is a complicated
issue with a combination and
variety of components with each
needing to be assessed individually.
I recognize this is a complex issue
that involves several areas of the
judicial system. As a part of the
County Commission, I would like to
involve state and federal agencies
to assist in the resolution.


Dan Garner
Age: 45
Birthplace: Arcadia.
Education: DeSoto County High School graduate.
Family: Married 20 years to wife, Melanie; one
daughter, Heather, 17.


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DESOTO COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1


Ed Johnson
Age: 63
Birthplace: Arcadia.
Education: DeSoto County High School graduate.


Family: Married 37 years; two daughters; one grand-
daughter.
Work experience: Construction management; three
terms as District 1 DeSoto County commissioner,


1976-80, 1984-1988, 1988-1992.
Accomplishments: U.S. Marine
Corps Vietnam War combat
veteran.


What is the most pressing
issue facing the County
Commission today?


The county is in deep debt,
greater than any other time in its
history and maybe greater than
all times combined. This debt
needs to be paid to avoid further
interest and to free up resources
for local use. The interest paid
leaves the county economy and
goes elsewhere.
As a former county commissioner,
I decided to campaign again
because I decided we need to
cut spending, cut taxes and
cut the nonsense.

If cuts have to be made in
future budgets, where and


what would you cut and why?

The 2008-09 budget must be
reduced to a minimum operating
budget and the tax levels cut. The
present crisis in increased insur-
ance premiums, petroleum costs
and increasing food costs make
this more pressing then than ever
before. The status of our national
security is of great concern. All
unnecessary spending must be
eliminated and we need to return
to a sound economic policy
with regard to spending the
taxpayer's money.
I was in the construction busi-
ness for 37 years and was involved
with an estimated $700 million
worth of construction projects. I
have overseen multimillion-dollar


lmw,


budgets in the
past and am ready to do so again.

What is the most important
or needed change you would
make if elected?

The county needs to begin long-
range planning to ensure that it
can sustain itself at a reasonable
level of service without placing
an ever-greater burden on the
local taxpayers.

How should the county
respond to jail overcrowding?
What are the causes, and
how would you try to fix it?

Jail overcrowding will always be
with us. It does not take much


DESOTO COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1


Juril "Buddy" Mansfield
Age: 52
Birthplace: Arcadia.
Education: DeSoto County High School gradu-
ate.
Family: Wife, Sandy; six children; parents, Juril


and Madelon Mansfield.
Work experience: Retired U.S. Coast
Guard; business owner for nine
years; no political experience.


What do you feel is the
most pressing issue facing
the county today?

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state and local money available for
the project. I believe the economy
will control growth to a certain
degree, and without customers,
it will be difficult for the system
to pay for itself.


If cuts have to be made in
future budgets, where and
what would you cut and why?

If cuts have to be made in the
budgets, the contract work that is
done throughout the county
should be the first cuts. The reason
is, I believe that some contract
jobs could be done by county
employees or through a
work-release program.
I do not know whether personnel
cuts would have to be made this


year, due to the fact that the 2008-
09 budget has not been submitted
nor approved; if I am elected, this
budget would have already been in
place for three months and I would
have to work with the budget for
the remaining nine months.
With regard to funding, grant
money is always explored to offset
the budget for high-dollar items,
whether it would be for roads,
buildings and other capital
improvements, etc.

What is the most important
or needed change you would
make if elected?

If elected, I would only be one-
fifth of a board and could not make
a promise of a change that I may or
may not be able to keep. But I would


be a strong voice for the taxpayers
of DeSoto County and would work
with the other county commission-
ers to make the necessary changes
for the citizens of DeSoto County.

How should the county
respond to jail overcrowding?
What are the causes, and
how would you try to fix it?
The county should use the
information and suggestions
provided by the Local Jail and
Justice System Assessment,
conducted by the National Institute
of Corrections Jail Division in March
2008. Causes and fixes are provided
in this assessment, for example,
work release programs, weekend
sentences, house arrest, conditional
releases, supervisor release, etc.


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intelligence to wind up
in jail. We will never I "
have a jail large enough
to house all of the offenders. A
work program should be institut-
ed and let the offenders work a
10-hour day, six days a week on
the county roads, ditches and
landfill. They can wash their
clothes in a bucket, and eat out of
mess gear as we did in the
Marines. Maybe if they sweat a
little every day they will decide to
straighten up or move on. Turn off
the A/C and turn on the sweat.
You will see a change; if nothing
else, we will feel better seeing
them in a productive mode.





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DESOTO COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3


Delma Allen
Age: 71
Birthplace: Jasper, Fla. (Hamilton County).
Education: DeSoto County High School and Tampa
Business College


Family: Widowed (Betty Sue Holten Allen); daughter,
Lisa Norris, granddaughters, Kaylee Norris and
Jennalee Edwards; two great-granddaughters.
Work experience: Retired Clerk of Courts; current
DeSoto County commissioner for District 3.


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Reform Party
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What do you feel is the
most pressing issue
facing the county today?

Amendment 1 has provided
the taxpayers a break for the
upcoming year. On the other
side of the coin, it has provided a
funding loss for the county. The
county is focusing on reducing
expenses to offset the loss. Our
goal is to provide better service
at a reduced cost, while remaining
focused on safety (fire rescue,
police and roads).

What is the most important
or needed change you
would make if elected?


The most impor- -
tant change our U
county will be facing 1
is to be in compli-


any grants or projects that
will produce revenue to reduce
ad valorem taxes.


ance with Amendment 1, How should the county
which deals with taxes. respond to jail overcrowding?
Si What are the causes, and
Do you anticipate having to how would you try to fix it?
lay off any county workers
in the 2008-09 budget? This is a verv complicated issue


No. Absolutely not! We are look-
ing at other possible sources of
income. For example, we are cur-
rently working to provide DeSoto
County residents the opportunity
to purchase wireless high-speed
Internet service. The commission-
ers, as well as the staff, are con-
stantly and aggressively pursuing


that needs to be thoroughly
researched and reviewed in order to
reach a viable solution. A committee
composed of commissioners,
law enforcement staff and other
officials have attended seminars
pertaining to this issue in an
effort to reach a solution that is
financially possible.


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DESOTO COUNTY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 3


Judy Schaeffer
Age: 61
Birthplace: Arcadia.
Education: Graduated from DeSoto County High School
and Bradenton Beauty Academy and South Florida
Community College (vocational EMT classes).


What do you feel is the most
pressing issue facing the
county today?
The financial problem as well as the
industrial needs. Taxes are always a
concern that haunt us everywhere, be
it at the gas pump, our homes, roads
or even things we do for pleasure.
I'm running for office because I was
born here and want to help make our
county become a great place to live.
I feel the county could benefit
from a fresh look.


What is the most important
or needed change you would
make if elected?
Something for youth to be involved


in that is also family-oriented; our
children are the adults of tomorrow.
We need a special place for
handicapped and autistic children
with special needs to be able to go to.
Regarding the Turner Center, I would
like to see the facilities used more
often for concerts, benefits or
activities for our community. I would
also check the safety of the county's
highways. Some have a lot of
accidents and the county might
consider safety measures such as
illuminating stop signs. Together,
we can make a difference.

Do you anticipate having to
lay off any county workers
in the 2008-09 budget?
This should be a concern of the


Family: Husband, Jacky; one son,
John; one daughter, Jodi.
Work experience: Cosmetologist;
no political experience.


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department heads. Why look for
trouble ahead of time? Check into
things first; the budgets have not
been approved yet anyway. As to
other budget cuts, after much consid-
eration in a committee meeting, these
areas can be addressed at the time of
need, not now. At this point, I am still
a candidate. It is premature for me
to comment on the 2008-09 budget
at this time.
How should the county respond
to jail overcrowding? What
are the causes, and how
would you try to fix it?
This is a question that is geared for
the sheriff's department head, then
bring issues to the commission and
address the avenues together.


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STATE REP, DISTRICT 71
Chris Constance Work experience: Cosmetic surgeon with privileges at
Age: 46 Cape Coral Hospital in Cape Coral, Charlotte Regional
Birthplace: New Hyde Park, N.Y. Medical Center in Punta Gorda, Fawcett Memorial
Education: B.A., natural sciences, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Port Charlotte and Peace River Regional
University, 1983; medical doctorate, State University of Medical Center in Port Charlotte.
New York at Stony Brook,1987; general surgery resi- Accomplishments: Florida Medical Association -
dency, Nassau County Medical Center, 1987-1992; Distinguished Physician Award, 2007; voted the best
t plastic surgery fellowship, Penn State University, 1992- cosmetic surgeon in Charlotte
1994. County by the readers of the
Family: Three children, ages 9, 12 and 14. Sun newspaper, 2007.

Why are you running be a national _t First of all, I would
for this office? catastrophic fund? work to make Florida a
more inviting place for


Property taxes have tripled over
the last five years; our citizens are
routinely denied the ability to get
quality affordable homeowners
insurance; and now the reality of
slowing local and national
economies in the face of skyrocket-
ing gas prices, and significant infla-
tionary pressures, have brought me
to the realization that serious action


We need to be better prepared
for natural disasters. If we make
sure that we adhere not only to
strict building codes, currently,
but also retrofit our homes to protect
life and property, we should be
able to see significant decreases in
homeowners' insurance rates. The
idea of a national catastrophic


companies to do busi-
ness. This means lowering taxes
and providing other incentives.
We also need to improve our
education system ... which would
make Florida even more attractive
for business. It also means that we
need to target specific companies
to recruit.


needs to be taken now. fund is one that has merit. Should anything more
be done to reduce
What can Florida do about What initiatives would you property taxes?
the cost of homeowners implement if elected to
insurance, and should there shore up Florida's economy? Absolutely. Property taxes con-


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STATE REP, DISTRICT 71


Ken Roberson
Age: 64
Birthplace: Bradenton.
Education: Graduated from Manatee High School,
1961; Manatee Junior College, 1963; Dallas Institute
of Mortuary Science, 1965; attended University of
South Florida, 1966-69.
F il Tt. I k I 1 f1\ Di R f


who works with his father.
Work experience: Has owned and operated his own
business, Roberson Funeral Home, for 32 years.
Accomplishments: Served as past president of the
Florida Funeral Directors Association. A lifelong
Republican, Roberson is a member of the Republican
National Committee and served on the 2002
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Woodstock, Ga., and James Clay (wife Toni) Roberson,

Why are you running and should there be a implement if elected and equitable to all who pay them,

for this office? national catastrophic to shore up Florida's to help our economy rebound. I will
fund? economy? support continued property tax


I believe we are at crucial cross-
road in Florida from protecting
our quality of life, to ensuring
quality health care, to providing our
children with a quality education,
to lowering property taxes and
property insurance rates. I believe
in public service, and as a native
Floridian, feel I can make a
difference by representing
conservative values in Tallahassee.

What can Florida do
about the cost of
homeowners' insurance,


We need affordable property
insurance rates to help our economy
rebound. The Legislature needs to
continue to promote competition
among insurance carriers and let
the free market work to bring the
rates down. They also need to pro-
vide incentives and tax breaks to
promote the hardening of our
homes and businesses. I agree with
Gov. Charlie Crist's position that we
need a federal fund.

What initiatives would you


The Legislature should provide tax
incentives and programs to help
diversify Florida's economy. We need
a strong, thriving economy to
survive and must seek more
high-tech and light manufacturing.
Also, we need the best education
system we can have so that our children
can compete in a global economy.

Should anything more be done
to reduce property taxes?
Yes. Property taxes need to be fair


reform. As a homeowner and
small-business owner, I understand
the urgent need to lower property
taxes. Higher property taxes not
only impact our quality of life, but
also damage Florida's economy.

How important is
education in your priorities?

Very important. Education is one
of my top priorities. I will support
measures to ensure our students are
learning and that we have account-
ability in our educational system.


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tinue to be way too high, especial-
ly in light of the fact that property
values are plummeting. More real-
istic assessments need to be made.

How important is education
in your priorities?
Education equals the future.
This is the equation that all
Floridians need to take to heart.
Without properly educating our
children, we will not survive as a
society.


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STATE REP, DISTRICT 71
Richard Santos Work: President of a corporation that owns Jackson
Age: 31 Hewitt tax preparation franchises in Lehigh Acres and
Birthplace: New Bedford, Mass. Santos moved to Port Port Charlotte since 2002.
Charlotte in 1998 and to North Port in 2004. Accomplishments: Santos cites, "Just being a father, I
SFamily: Son, Richard Santos II, 5. mean there's nothing greater than that." He's also a
Education: High school graduate; Charlotte Vo-Tech, successful businessman who serves as guardian ad
where he completed a 12-month class in computer litem and is a member of the Rotary Club. Santos ran
electronics technology: 12-week training course held by unsuccessfully for the District
HR Block in Massachusetts in 1998. 71 seat in 2006.
Why are you running insurance, and should best quality of care to our
for this office? there be a national Mf citizens. While doing this, I
catastrophic fund? will also work to reduce
I'm running for the Florida House insurance and taxes, and


of Representatives for District 71 to
create change and to be the "Voice of
the People." I'm a successful busi-
nessman and a father of a beautiful
5-year-old son. With more than 10
years experience as a tax adviser and
as an owner of several Jackson Hewitt
Tax Service offices in Charlotte and
Lee counties, I am the most experi-
enced candidate for this position. I
will use this experience to manage
our state's budget, reduce taxes,
reduce insurance and create jobs.
What can Florida do about
the cost of homeowners'


Yes, there needs to be a national
catastrophic fund. Florida can
continue to strengthen building
codes to minimize damage from
hurricanes, as well as creating
incentives for insurance companies
to insure our homes.
What initiatives would you
implement if elected to shore
up Florida's economy?
First, I will work to cut wasteful
government spending, then use
those savings to maintain public ser-
vices at a level that will provide the


bring businesses to our
state to create jobs.
Should anything more be done
to reduce property taxes?
Yes.
How important is
education in your priorities?
Education is a high priority. Our
children are one of our greatest
blessings, and we need to ensure
their future by providing them with
the very best education.


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STATE REP, DISTRICT 72


Paige Kreegel Work experience: Practices general medicine in Port counties through the Care-a-Van program. First ele
Age: 50 Charlotte; founded the clinic American-Medic, taught as the Florida House of Representatives in 2004, serve
Birthplace: Miami. an associate professor at the University of South Florida chair of the House Committee on Energy. Sponsored
Education: New York Medical College, M.D., 1982; IMPAC in 1990, served as volunteer pilot for Charlotte County to encourage renewable energy.
University, M.B.A.; interned at the University of Tennessee Sheriff's Office in 1990s, currently serves as physician for
Baptist Memorial in Memphis; emergency department the Sheriff's SWAT team. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!
physician at then St. Joseph-Bon Secours Hospital (now Accomplishments: Has made several medical mission
Peace River Regional Medical Center) in Port Charlotte. trips to Ecuador, Peru and Nicaragua Make sure you cast your
Family: Wife, Erika Kim McCarthy; children, Olivia, and provided medical services to vote and be counted.
Savannah and Christian migrant workers in Charlotte and DeSoto

Why are you ambient hazards, (i.e. How do you feel about Yes!! And in the 216-page omnibus
running for this office? 150 mph winds), we will drilling for oil in the Gulf of energy bill of 2008, which I
have insurable buildings Mexico off the Florida coast? sponsored, we did exactly that.
TT_- ......... _ ... -- _nr n mna dtiti n wt ill


Having served in this capacity
for four years, I rather enjoy it.


bring down hazard insurance prices.


What can Florida do about the What initiatives would you
cost of homeowners' insurance, implement if elected to shore
and should there be a national up Florida's economy?
t&t& Mi f&. d?


When gas was $1 a gallon, it made lit-
tle sense. Today, at $4 a gallon, it
deserves a second look. I agree with Gov.
Crist, that if it can be done safely, reliably
and aesthetically, we should pursue it.


How important is education
in your priorities?
Very.


cted to
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ed bill


kaasIupk, IunU
So long as we continue to build and
inhabit vulnerable structures in
vulnerable locations, windstorm
insurance will continue to be expen-
sive and poorly available. At the end
of the day, when Florida has built its
homes and commercial structures (as
we are now doing), and retrofitted
existing ones so as to withstand the


Governments and politicians in
general have little experience in
creating or increasing business and
economic expansion. Their track
record in trying to do so has been
disappointing. The best thing govern-
ment can do to stimulate the econo-
my is to stay out of the way of
business. By that, I mean keep taxes
low and regulation to a minimum.


Should anything more be done Where do the Peace River
to reduce property taxes? ecosystem, health care
and elderly care fit in your
Possibly. I would certainly be recep- priority list?


tive to any new ideas on the issue.

Should the Legislature support
alternative and renewable
energy initiatives?


High up there, especially as I live
in the Peace River Basin, practice in
the health-care field, and am getting
older every day.


4, ~STATE REP, DISTRICT 72


Keith Richter Work experience: A former public school teacher in Lee,
Age: 40 Glades and Hendry counties, Richter owns Computer
Birthplace: Long Island, N.Y; has lived in Florida since Solutions of Southwest Florida Inc. Former operations super-
1976. visorfor a large engineering firm involved with road building.
Education: Graduated from Riverdale High School in Fort Accomplishments: Served six years in the U.S. Marine Corps
Myers; received a bachelors degree from University of South and is a disabled veteran, served 1994-98 on the Lee
Florida. County Board of Veteran Affairs, member of American Legion
Family: Wife of 21 years, Maria; three children, David, 19, Post 323 and Disabled American
Cynthanie Rose, 15, and Elric Phalen, 11. Veterans Chapter 94.
'--"
Richter did not respond to a responsibility, improving the state of Florida.
request for answers to a candidate transportation, strengthen- U Mt A
questionnaire. Instead, Richter's ing our infrastructure and As a business owner and
campaign sent a letter to the editor, supporting law enforcement taxpayer, I understand


excerpts of which appear below:

My name is Keith Richter, and I'm
running to serve in the House of
Representatives in Tallahassee as
the voice of the people in District
72 comprising Lee, DeSoto and
Charlotte counties. As the people's
candidate, I'm challenging current
state Rep. Paige Kreegel, R-Punta
Gorda.
I support the following: smart
growth, building consensus
throughout House District 72, pre-
serving the environment, fiscal


and public safety.
However, I do not support off-
shore oil drilling on the west
coast of Florida but my oppo-
nent does since Florida is a
tourist-based economy. One spill
would be disastrous for all of
Florida's economy and not just
Southwest Florida.
On the other hand, I do support
a new renewable technology
called underwater ocean turbines
in the Gulf Stream that could pro-
duce a renewable energy for mil-
lions of homes and business in


times are tough and believe the fol-
lowing issues should be discussed:

Provide homebuyer assistance
through support to community
land trusts.
Revise zoning and building
codes to permit a wider variety
of housing types.
Plan and zone for affordable
and manufactured housing
development in rural areas.
Implement a program to
identify and dispose of vacant
and abandoned buildings.


Did you know this?

Who was the shortest
president?
James Madison at
5 feet, 4 inches.
According to information
from National Geographic.




Adopt special rehabilitation
building codes to regulate the
renovation of existing structures.
Plant trees throughout commu-
nities and preserve existing trees
during new construction.
Create active and secure
open spaces.
Create special improvement
districts for focused investment.
Create opportunities for
community interaction.


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2008 PRIMARY ELECTION SPECIAL SECTION


STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 23


Nancy Detert
Age: 63
Birthplace: Chicago, III.
Education: Attended Sienna Heights College in Adrian, Mich.
Family: Sons, Mark, Bryan and Jamie; nine grandchildren.
Work experience: Currently works in marketing for Chapman
& Associates; founder and owner of Osprey Mortgage Co.,
1983-2007.
Accomplishments: Served eight years in the Florida House


Where do you stand on
drilling for oil in the
Gulf of Mexico?
I support drilling offshore as
one of the several strategies that
we must employ to become energy
self-sufficient. I also believe that
we should promote the use of
solar, wind and bio-fuels. We need
to employ more than one strategy
after doing nothing for so long.


insurance policies? 1f
The Florida Legislature
over-promised and under-deliv-
ered in the last session when they
said that our homeowners
insurance would "drop like a
rock." The only thing that
dropped was our policies. We
need to go back to the drawing
board and review Citizens
Insurance and all that it entails.


What should the state do to What would you do to help
ensure that homeowners are bring more jobs to District 23?
able to obtain affordable As a legislator from 1998-2006,



Nancy Detert for
State Senate
Republican District 23
The only candidate in the race with
a solid record of effective, principled
leadership/ A long history of
defending Republican values of
fiscal conservatism and real tax cuts.

Nancy's Record
Four years as a School Board Member who cut costs on
construction
In her eight years as a Florida House of Representative
member:
Chaired the Commerce committee,
the Tourism committee,
the Children ad Family Services committee,
Vice-Chair of Banking and Financial Services
and served on the powerful Appropriations committee.
Was named "Legislator of the Year" by over 20 organizations!
No one in the race is this prepared to work on the tough problems facing our state.
Nancy will work for solutions to Energy, the Economy and Housing. On August 26th
choose an independent thinker with a history of courage and common sense. Elect
NANCY DETERT!
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of Representatives where she received numerous "legislator
of the year" awards from civic, business and professional
organizations; chaired the Commerce, Tourism and Children
and Family Services committees while serving in the House;
held several offices as a member of the Florida Mortgage
Brokers Association; active with Big Brothers Big Sisters;
board member for Coastal
Q Behavioral; former School Board
A b member.


Mtf and a past chair of the
Commerce committee, I
sponsored many bills that
brought jobs to District 23,
including sponsoring the baseball
bill that brought the new stadium
to Charlotte County. I feel that
we can solve two problems by
creating new energy sources and
new jobs for those industries.


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STATE SENATE, DISTRICT 23


Michael Grant
Age: 58
Birthplace: Quincy, Mass.
Education: Bachelor's degree, University of
Massachusetts-Amherst: M.B.A., Suffolk University.
Family: Wife, Lorraine Butler; three children,
Vanessa, Christopher and Nicholas.
Work experience: Served as state representative in
District 71 since 2004; CEO and founder of an

Where do you stand on drilling What should the state
for oil in the Gulf of Mexico? do to ensure that
homeowners are able
I support exploration and to obtain affordable
drilling that will ease our depen- insurance policies?


dency on foreign oil while not
threatening our precious coast-
line. Norway has shown that with
care and strict regulation, sensi-
tive environmental lands can be
protected while oil is produced,
even in the turbulent North Sea.
We can learn from their success.
The new revenues that come to
Florida from the leases and pro-
duction should be dedicated to
classroom education, environ-
mental preservation and alterna-
tive energy research.


We have instituted My Safe
Home program to ensure that
ty owners in Florida can have
assessment and inspection of
home to ensure that they are
all the wind mitigation credits
them. Additionally, we have ol
grants to individuals to hurric
harden your homes and bring
close to current building code
ensures that their home will si
either no or minimal damage
storm. This also results in low(
miums for the homeowner.


U.S. REP, DISTRICT 16

Gayle Harrell
Age: 64
Birthplace: Nashville, Tenn.
Education: Master's in Latin
American studies, University of
Florida.


Florida has one of the highest
ratios of uninsured residents
in the country. What will
you do to provide adequate
care for all citizens?

Adequate health care for all citi-
zens can be realized in the 21st cen-
tury. As chair of the Health Quality
Committee in the Florida
Legislature, I have worked closely
with Newt Gingrich to develop solu-
tions for transforming our system by
promoting wellness, improving pre-
vention, increasing transparency
and promoting individual responsi-
bility by putting the patient and the
physician back in control. We must
increase access to health savings
accounts, provide real tort reform,


ambulance service with offices in Port Charlotte,
Venice and Sarasota.
Accomplishments: Secured $10 million to replace
the Charlotte Health Center after it was destroyed
by Hurricane Charley; secured funding for the
Public Safety Building in
t =Charlotte County; led the fight
to pass the "Save Our Homes"
legislation to help homeown-

What would you do to
help bring more jobs
to District 23?
In 2007, I1 passed the Venture
Capital bill that gave new businesses
Florida seed money to expand and grow their
proper- businesses in Florida, including
a free District 23. Education is one of the
their key components of job growth. I have
getting worked to uphold high educational
due to standards in our K-12 public school
offered
ane- system. I have also supported fund-
them ing increases for our local colleges
s. This and universities to make sure our
suffer future generations of workers have
in a the educational opportunities
er pre- required for the new and evolving
work force.


Family: Husband, Dr. James Harrell.
Work experience: State legislator,
District 81, since 2000.


promote the use of health
information technology and
expand public health departments.

Social Security: Is it
sustainable for the
foreseeable future, or does
the system need fixing?.
Our Social Security system is not
sustainable as it currently exists. We
must work toward change. Seniors
currently covered under Social
Security must not impacted, but we
must begin changing the system for
the next generation by providing
more choices for those under 45 or
50. Any changes should be optional
and give the individual the choice of
staying within the existing system or
opting to invest part of their Social


Security deductions in private
investment plans.


ers rebuild after Hurricane Charley; helped change
a proposed law that would have abolished Pine
View School for the Gifted; worked to expand A+
education reforms to increase both academic stan-
dards and fiscal responsibility; changed rules on
gift cards to ensure recipients receive the full
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Iraq: Where do you stand
on a timetable for troop
withdrawal? Do we need more Do you support amnesty for
troops in Iraq to adequately illegal immigrants working
protect the country? in Florida and the U.S.?


I do not support setting a timeline
for withdrawal of troops in Iraq. This
is tantamount to is setting date for
surrender. It empowers the terrorists
and enables them to wait us out. The
surge is working. Changes in military
strategy must not be made for
political reasons. Any change must
be based on our ultimate goal, that
is winning the war on terror. I look
forward to welcoming our troops
home when the time is right.


No to amnesty! First we must
secure our borders. Nothing else is
more important. This is essential to
our security. A border that is not
secure serves as a free pathway of
entry for terrorists wanting to do us
harm. Second, no person here ille-
gally is entitled to taxpayer-funded
benefits or Social Security. I spon-
sored the Florida Safe Borders Act to
assure that Florida is doing every-
thing it can stop illegal immigration.


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U.S. REP, DISTRICT 16


Florida has one of the highest
ratios of uninsured residents
in the country. What will you
do to provide adequate care
for all citizens?
We should allow small businesses
to pool their resources in association
health plans. Moving forward, I
would support legislation that allows
individuals to buy tax-deductible
health-care plans nationwide rather
than through the government or
employers. Also, under the current
system, there needs to be serious
medical malpractice reform to
defeat defensive medical practices.

Social Security: Is it
sustainable for the
foreseeable future, or
does the system need fixing?
The Social Security Trustees report
for 2008 stated that in just nine
years, the program will be facing


Tom Rooney
Age: 37
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pa.
Education : B.A., Washington & Jefferson
College; M.A., University of Florida; J.D.,
University of Miami School of Law.
Family: Wife, Tara; sons, Thomas Jr, Sean
and Seamus.


annual deficits. Once I get to
Washington, I will work to ensure
our seniors receive the benefits they
deserve. I will fight to protect the
contracts our government has made
with our seniors. And I will fight
protect the Social Security Trust Fund.


Work experience: Former Army captain
and attorney.
Accomplishments: Former staffer for
Sen. Connie Mack and president of the
Jupiter and Tequesta Republican Club.


timetable for withdrawal would not
be beneficial and will only strength-
en the enemy. Under the leadership
of Gen. Petreaus, Coalition and Iraqi
forces will stabilize the country for
the Iraqi government to stabilize
itself sooner rather than later.


Iraq: Where do you stand Do you support amnesty for
on a timetable for troop illegal immigrants working
withdrawal? Do we need more in Florida and the U.S.?
troops in Iraq to adequately
protect the country? I am against amnesty for any


I believe it is strategically critical
to support the Iraqi government and
help them become capable of gov-
erning and protecting its people. A


illegal immigrants. i strongly believe
we must work to secure our border
and give the border patrol the
resources they need to stop the
influx of illegal immigration.


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U.S. REP, DISTRICT 16
Hal Valeche
Age: 59
Birthplace: New York City, N.Y.
Education: Yale University, B.A. in American studies, 1969;
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A. in
finance, 1983.
Family: Married to Stephanie for 18 years; daughter, Claire, 9.


Work experience: Current investment manager with Davit Development, LLC.
Previous employment: Vice president of Corporate Development, Rail America in
Boca Raton; investment banker for Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch; U.S. Navy, Naval
aviator.
Accomplishments: Place of Hope Planned Giving Council; Northern Palm Beach
County Chamber of Commerce.


Florida has one of the highest erage they want in the private market. Iraq: Where do you stand on a Do you support amnesty
ratios of uninsured residents timetable for troop withdrawal? for illegal immigrants
in the country. What will Social Security: Is it sustainable Do we need more troops working in Florida and
you do to provide adequate for the foreseeable future, or in Iraq to adequately the U.S.?
care for all citizens? does the system need fixing? protect the country?


I want to return to a more market-
oriented, patient-based model,
where patients and providers make
decisions instead of faceless
bureaucrats. If all Americans are
offered similar coverage (through
private insurers), and are given the
right to deduct the cost of their
health insurance premiums from
their income taxes, the number of
uninsured will decline significantly.
I believe lower-income Floridians
should be given direct subsidies to
purchase the type of insurance cov-


The system is sustainable for proba-
bly 20 more years as is, but long-term
must change. Any changes to the sys-
tem should not affect benefit levels
for anyone within 15 years of retire-
ment age. Individual accounts for
younger workers should be reconsid-
ered. In my view, this is the only fix
for the system which does not
increase taxes or reduce benefits. This
can and must be done without cut-
ting current benefits for Social
Security recipients and those
approaching retirement.


The surge strategy has worked
very well, and I do not support
pulling our troops out of Iraq until
the job is finished. Having said that,
I believe we are on the verge of
achieving our objectives and that
we will finally be able to start
reducing our manpower commit-
ment relatively soon. However, set-
ting a timetable only benefits our
enemies. On the second question,
the success of the surge has taken
away the necessity of considering
additional troops.


No. Our border needs to be made
secure to address the problem of
illegal immigration, for national
security concerns, and to curtail
drug-smuggling. I am opposed to
amnesty, entitlement programs and
in-state tuition for illegal immi-
grants. We need a tamper-proof ID
card so that employers can more
easily verify whether they are hiring
a legal worker. Finally, we have to
reform the bureaucracy at USCIS so
that employers who need tempo-
rary workers can get them legally.


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UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES


The following candidates have already secured

victories in their races, as they ran unopposed this year


Alleen Miller, Charlotte County
School Board, District 2
Andrea Messina, Charlotte County
School Board, District 3
Barbara Rendell, Charlotte County
School Board, District 5
Barbara Scott, Charlotte County
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Vickie Potts, Charlotte County
Tax Collector
Pamella Seay, Charlotte County
Airport Authority, District 1
James Herston, Charlotte County
Airport Authority, District 5
Douglas P. Blake, Heritage Oaks
CDD, Group 2
Steven Samuels, Englewood Water
District, Seat 1
Taylor Meals, Englewood Water
District, Seat 2
Sydney Crampton, Englewood Water
District, Seat 3
Jerry Lusk, Gasparilla Island Bridge
Authority, Group 3
Jon Thaxton, Sarasota County
Commission, District 5
Karen E. Rushing, Sarasota County
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Matthew J. Fountain, Sarasota
County Charter Review Board, District 1
David L. Denkin, Sarasota County
Judge, Group 2
Marguerite G. Malone, Hospital
Board at Large Seat 3


* Frank Kovach, Sarasota County
School Board, District 3
* Kenneth Cisewski, Bobcat Trail
CDD, Seat 3
* Clinton R. Parks, Bobcat Trail CDD,
Seat 5
* William Capozzi, Lakeside Plant
CDD, Seat 4
* Maria Myers, Lakeside Plant CDD,
Seat 5
* Timothy Brown, Sarasota Soil &
Water Conservation District, Group 1
* Chuck Johnston, Sarasota Soil &
Water Conservation District, Group 4
* Tiffany Bispham, Sarasota Soil &
Water Conservation District, Group 5
* Charles W. Craychee, Venetian CDD,
Seat 1
* Marshall Turner, Venetian CDD, Seat 3
* Mitzie McGavic, DeSoto County
Clerk of the Circuit Court
* Mark Negley, DeSoto County
Supervisor of Elections
* Kathryn Hill, DeSoto County
Tax Collector
* Adrian Cline, DeSoto County
Superintendent of Schools
* Newton Keen, DeSoto County
Property Appraiser
* Michael Bennett, State Senate,
District 21
* Gary Aubuchon, State Rep. 74
* Lynn Gerald Jr., 20th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Ed Volz, 20th Judicial Circuit Judge


* Christine Greider, 20th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Hugh Hayes, 20th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* SherraWinesett, 20th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* John Carlin, 20th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Keith Cary, 20th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Mark Steinbeck, 20th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Michael McHugh, 20th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Charles Roberts, 12th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Rick De Furia, 12th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Andrew Owens Jr., 12th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Robert McDonald Jr., 12th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Peter Dubensky, 12th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Marc Gilner, 12th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Deno Economou, 12th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Edward Nicholas, 12th Judicial
Circuit Judge
* Earl Moreland, 12th Judicial
Circuit State Attorney


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POLLING LOCATIONS


Charlotte County
Polling Place Locations

1. Cleveland United Methodist Church,
28038 Cleveland Ave., Punta Gorda
2. Cleveland United Methodist Church,
28038 Cleveland Ave., Punta Gorda
3. First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda,
507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda
4. First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda,
507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda
5. Peace River Elementary School,
22400 Hancock Ave., NW, Port Charlotte
6. El Jobean Community Center,
14344 Jamison Way, Port Charlotte
7. American Legion Post 113,
3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West
8. Bay Harbor Ford, 1908 S. McCall Road,
Englewood
9. Peace River Elementary School,
22400 Hancock Ave., NW, Port Charlotte
10. Cultural Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte
11. Port Charlotte Sons of Italy,
3725 Easy St., Port Charlotte
12. Deep Creek Elementary School,
26900 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte
13. East Elementary School,
27050 Fairway Drive, Punta Gorda
14. Alligator Park Community Building,
6400 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda
15. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church,
2565 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
16. Cultural Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte
17. Cultural Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte
18. Lemon Bay High School,
2201 Placida Road, Englewood
19. First United Methodist Church of Punta Gorda,
507 Marion Ave., Punta Gorda
20. Port Charlotte Beach Complex,
4500 Colleen Blvd., Port Charlotte
21. Cultural Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte


DeSoto County
Polling Place Locations
1. South County Annex, 8789 SW C.R. 761
2. Owens' Community Center/School,
5586 Owens School St.
3. Pine Level United Methodist Church,
Northwest Pine Level Street
5. Smith Brown Recreation Center, gymnasium
6. Smith Brown Recreation Center, gymnasium
7. Speer Recreation Center, off US Highway 17
North onto Winifred Street, former National
Guard Armory


22. Kingsway Elementary,
2330 Quasar Blvd., Port Charlotte
23. Beach Condominium Villas,
2000 Bayview Blvd., Englewood
24. Cultural Center of Charlotte County,
2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte
25. Mid-County Regional Library,
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte
26. Murdock Middle School,
17325 Mariner Way, Port Charlotte
27. Bay Harbor Ford,
1908 S. McCall Road, Englewood
28. First United Methodist Church,
507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda
29. First United Methodist Church,
507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda
30. Cleveland Baptist Church,
6600 Cleveland Drive, Punta Gorda
31. Cleveland Baptist Church,
6600 Cleveland Drive, Punta Gorda
32. New Life Family Worship,
28330 Bermont Road, Punta Gorda
33. Myakka River Elementary School,
12650 Wilmington Blvd., Port Charlotte
34. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Center,
2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda
35. Church of the Good Shepherd,
401 W. Henry St., Punta Gorda
36. Temple Shalom,
23190 Utica Ave., Port Charlotte
37. Port Charlotte Middle School,
23000 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte
38. Port Charlotte Middle School,
23000 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte
39. Liberty Elementary School,
370 Atwater St., Port Charlotte
40. Temple Shalom,
23190 Utica Ave., Port Charlotte
41. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Center.,
2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda
42. South County Civic Center,
11200 First Ave., Punta Gorda
43. Community Life Center Church,
19048 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte
44. Port Charlotte Beach Complex,


8. Oak Hill Baptist Church, off County Road
661A onto Oak Hill Avenue.
9. Brownville Baptist Church,
7015 N.E. US Highway 17
10. Rodeo Grounds Ticket Office, off
US Highway 17 South onto Heard Street
11. Elizabeth Baptist Church,
108 S. Orange Ave.
13. Nocatee United Methodist Church,
4502 S.W. Welles Ave.
14. Fort Ogden United Methodist Church,
6923 S.W. River St.


4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte
45.Tringali Community Center,
3460 N. Access Road, Englewood
46. Port Charlotte Moose Lodge 2121,
3462 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte
47. Vineland Elementary School,
467 Boundary Blvd., Rotonda West
48. Lutheran Church of the Cross,
2300 Luther Road, Port Charlotte
49. Deep Creek Elementary,
26900 Harborview Road, Port Charlotte
50. Liberty Elementary School,
370 Atwater St., Port Charlotte
51. Bay Harbor Ford,
1908 N. Access Road, Englewood
52. Murdock Middle School,
17325 Mariner Way, Port Charlotte
53.Tringali Community Center,
3460 S McCall Road, Englewood
54. Murdock Middle School,
17325 Mariner Way, Port Charlotte
55. American Legion Post 113,
3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West
56. Harold Avenue Recreation Center,
23400 Harold Ave., Port Charlotte
57. Port Charlotte Beach Complex,
4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte
58. Palm Tabernacle Church,
390 Flamingo Blvd., Port Charlotte
59. Deep Creek Elementary School, 26900
Harborview Road, Port Charlotte
60. South County Regional Park,
670 Cooper St., Punta Gorda
61. Myakka River Elementary School,
12650 Wilmington Blvd., Port Charlotte
62. Community Life Center Church,
19048 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte
63. Lutheran Church of the Cross,
2300 Luther Road, Punta Gorda
64. Church of the Good Shepherd,
401 W. Henry St., Punta Gorda
65. Church of the Good Shepherd,
401 W. Henry St., Punta Gorda
66. South County Regional Park,
670 Cooper St., Punta Gorda


15. First Baptist Church Christian Life Center,
1006 N. Brevard Ave.
16. McSwain Building Chamber of Commerce
Office, 16 S. Volusia Ave.
17. First Baptist Church Christian Life Center,
1006 N. Brevard Ave.
CITY PRECINCTS
A2 McSwain Park, 16 S. Volusia Ave., Arcadia
Al Trinity United Methodist Church,
304 W. Oak St.


67. Alligator Park Community Building,
3400 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda
68. Burnt Store Presbyterian Church,
11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda
69. Burnt Store Presbyterian Church,
11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda
70. South County Civic Center,
11200 First Ave., Punta Gorda
71. New Life Family Worship,
28330 Bermont Road, Punta Gorda
72. Lutheran Church of the Cross,
2300 Luther Road, Port Charlotte
73. Port Charlotte Moose Lodge 2121,
3462 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte
74. Harold Avenue Recreation Center,
23400 Harold Ave., Port Charlotte
75. Port Charlotte Middle School,
23000 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte
76. Mid-County Regional Library,
2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte
77. Myakka River Elementary School,
12650 Wilmington Blvd., Port Charlotte
78. American Legion Post 113,
3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West
79. American Legion Post 113,
3436 Indiana Road, Rotonda West
80. Tringali Community Center,
3460 N. Access Road, Englewood










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Sarasota County
Polling Place Locations

1. First Baptist Church, 1661 Main St., Sarasota
2. Beth Messiah Temple, 4500 Swift Road, Sarasota
3. Harvest Tabernacle,
209 North Lime Ave., Sarasota
4.Temple Sinai, 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road,
Sarasota
5. Concordia Lutheran Church,
2185 Wood St., Sarasota
6. First Baptist Church, 265 N Tamiami Trail, Osprey
7. Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church,
208 Palm Ave., Nokomis
8. Venice Gardens Civic Center,
406 Shamrock Blvd., Venice
9. Englewood United Methodist Church,
700 E Dearborn St., Englewood
10. Payne Park Auditorium,
2100 Laurel St., Sarasota
11. New Life Worship Center Of Sarasota,
2105 Worrington St., Sarasota
12. St. Michael The Archangel Church,
5394 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota
13. St. Armands Key Lutheran Church,
40 N. Adams Drive, Sarasota
14. County Fire Station 2,
2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota
15. Trinity United Methodist Church,
2300 Haley Lane, Sarasota
16. County Fire Station 18,
7232 Myakka Valley Trail, Sarasota
17.The Tabernacle, 4141 DeSoto Road, Sarasota
18. Crossroads Crying Room,
4726 N.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
19.Town Hall Of Longboat Key,
501 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key
20. South Gate Community Center,
3145 South Gate Circle, Sarasota
21. Epiphany Cathedral, 224 N. Harbor Drive., Venice
22.Temple Sinai, Social Hall A,
4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota
23. Pine Shores Presbyterian Church,
6210 Crestwood Ave., Sarasota
24. Southside Baptist Church,
2035 Magnolia St., Sarasota
25. Church OfThe Nativity,
5900 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota
26. North Port Community United Church Of Christ,
3450 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port
27. Calvary Chapel Of Sarasota,
3800 27th Parkway, Sarasota
28.Tri-Par Recreation Hall,
5101 Bel-Air Ave., Sarasota
29. Presbyterian Church Of The Covenant,
7950 S.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
30. Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtiss Ave., Sarasota
31. Robert L. Taylor Community Center Auditorium,
1845 34th St., Sarasota
32. Church Of The Palms,
3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
33. Our Lady Of Mount Carmel,
425 S.Tamiami Trail, Osprey
34. South Venice Civic Association,
720 Alligator Drive, Venice
35.Turtle Beach County Recreation Building,
8918 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota
36. Emmanuel Lutheran Church,
800 S.Tamiami Trail, Venice
37. Fellowship Of Believers, 3333 12th St., Sarasota
38. Beneva Christian Church,
4835 Beneva Road, Sarasota
39. Bahia Vista Mennonite Church,
4041 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota
40. Church OfThe Palms,
3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota


41. St. Paul Lutheran Church,
2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota
42. Lazy River Village Club House,
10500 S.Tamiami Trail, North Port
43. Venice Gardens Civic Center,
406 Shamrock Blvd., Venice
44. Elk's Lodge, Room Bay 3,
401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood
45. Country Club Estates, 700 Waterway, Venice
46. Girls Scout Of Gulf Coast Florida, Inc.,
4740 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota
47. Colonial Oaks Baptist Church (Temporary Move),
6901 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
48. The Winds Of St. Armands N.,
4000 N.Tuttle Ave., Sarasota
49. Bayshore Mennonite Church,
3809 Chapel Drive, Sarasota
50. Our Savior Lutheran Church,
2705 N.Tamiami Trail, Nokomis
51. Faith Baptist Church,
2241 Kilpatrick Road, Nokomis
52. Trinity Presbyterian Church,
4365 State Road 776, Venice
53. County Fire Station 18,
7232 Myakka Valley Trail, Sarasota
54. County Fire Station 18,
7232 Myakka Valley Trail, Sarasota
55. South County Family YMCA,
701 Center Road, Venice
56. Temple Emanu-El Sudakoff Hall,
151 Mcintosh Road, Sarasota
57. Siesta Key Chapel, 4615 Gleason Ave., Sarasota
58. Venice Bible Church,
2395 Shamrock Drive, Venice
59. Incarnation Church,
2929 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
60. Colonial Oaks Baptist Church,
6901 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
61. Venetian Golf & River Club,
502 Veneto Blvd., North Venice
62. Church Of The Nazarene,
1535 E. Venice Ave., Venice
63. Emmanuel Lutheran Church,
800 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice
64. Church Of The Nazarene,
1535 E. Venice Ave., Venice
65. Venice Isle Mobile Estates,
101 Via Veneto, Venice
66. Jewish Community Center,
600 N. Auburn Road, Venice
67. Woodmere Park,
3951 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
68. Good Shepherd Church,
2550 Englewood Road, Englewood
69. Bahia Vista Mennonite Church,
4041 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota
70. Faith Presbyterian Church,
1201 N. Beneva Road, Sarasota
71. Elk's Lodge, Room Bay 2,
401 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood
72. The Meadows Community Center,
2004 Longmeadow, Sarasota
73. County Fire Station 19,
15911 Rawls Road, Sarasota
74. The Jockey Club,
3050 Pan American Blvd., North Port
75. Robert L. Taylor Community Center Auditorium,
1845 34th St., Sarasota
76. Mount Calvary First Baptist Church,
1494 Dr. Martin Luther King Way, Sarasota
77. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium,
801 N.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
78. Twin Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota
79. Beneva Christian Church,
4835 Beneva Road, Sarasota
80. South Trail Church Of Christ,
5601 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota


81. St. Andrew United Church Of Christ,
6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota
82. St. Andrew United Church Of Christ,
6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota
83. North Sarasota Library,
2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota
84. St. James United Methodist Church,
2049 N Honore Ave., Sarasota
85. Terra Cove Condominium Club House,
1060 E. Laurel Road, Nokomis
86. Good Shepherd Church,
2550 Englewood Road, Englewood
87. St. Boniface Church Parish Hall,
5615 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota
88. Bay Indies Bay House,
950 Ridgewood Ave., Venice
89. Venice Community Center,
326 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice
90. Friendship Club of Warm Mineral Springs,
12125 Warm Mineral Springs Drive, North Port
91. Alameda Isles Assembly Hall,
1 Alameda Grande, Englewood
92. South Venice Baptist Church,
3167 Englewood Road, Venice
93. Venice United Church Of Christ.,
620 Shamrock Blvd., Venice
94. Plymouth Harbor,
700 John Ringing Blvd., Sarasota
95. Southside Christian Church,
4111 Webber St., Sarasota
96. Sarasota Baptist Church,
7091 Proctor Road, Sarasota
97. Gulf Gate Church,
6501 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota
98. Bee Ridge Park,
4430 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota
99. Faith Lutheran Church,
7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota
100. Oakwood Manor Clubhouse,
3330 Fruitville Road, Sarasota
101. Incarnation Church,
2929 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
102. Bahia Vista Mennonite Church,
4041 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota
103. First Church Of The Nazarene,
3375 Fruitville Road, Sarasota
104. San Pedro Catholic Church,
14380 Tamiami Trail, North Port
105. Holiday Park Recreation Hall,
5401 Holiday Park Blvd., North Port
106. George D. Mullen Community Center,
4956 City Center Blvd., North Port
107. Sarasota Christian Church,
2923 Ashton Road, Sarasota
108. Longwood Recreation Center Rooms A/B,
6050 Longwood Run Blvd., Sarasota
109. St. Margaret Of Scotland Episcopal Church,
8700 State Road 72, Sarasota
110. Suncoast Center For Independent Living,
2989 Fruitville Road, Sarasota
111. Ascension Lutheran Church,
800 Mcintosh Road, Sarasota
112. First Church Of God,
8893 Fruitville Road, Sarasota
113. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Auditorium,
4740 Cattleman Road, Sarasota
114.Trinity Presbyterian Church,
4365 State Road 776, Venice
115. St. Jude Catholic Church,
3930 17th St., Sarasota
116. St. James United Methodist Church,
2049 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota
117. Harbor Cove Recreation Hall,
499 Imperial Drive, North Port
118. La Casa Mobile Home Park,
428 Vivar, North Port
119. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium,


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120. Fountains At Lake Pointe Woods,
3258 Lake Pointe Blvd., Sarasota
121. Community Presbyterian Church,
405 S. McCall Road, Englewood
122. George D. Mullen Community Center,
4956 City Center Blvd., North Port
123. Sarasota Alliance Church,
7221 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
124. St. John's United Methodist Church,
6611 Proctor Road, Sarasota
125. Colonial Oaks Park,
5300 Colonial Oaks Blvd., Sarasota
126. Covenant Life Presbyterian Church,
8490 Mcintosh Road, Sarasota
127. Central Church Of Christ,
6221 Proctor Road, Sarasota
128. Church Of The Holy Spirit,
129 S.Tamiami Trail, Osprey
129. Congregational Church Of Laurel,
730 E. Laurel Road, Nokomis
130. Knights Of Columbus,
512 Substation Road, Venice
131. Venetian Park Estates,
8885 S.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
132. Grace Baptist Church,
8000 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
133. Kings Gate Club Inc.,
290 B Avenue Of Kings, Nokomis
134. Frances T. Bourne Jacaranda Library,
4143 Woodmere Park Blvd., Venice
135. Church Of Christ, 4301 State Road 776, Venice
136. New Life Worship Center Of Sarasota,
2105 Worrington St., Sarasota
137. Colonial Baptist Church,
2400 Taylor Ranch Trail, Venice
138. San Pedro Catholic Church,
14380 Tamiami Trail, North Port
139. St. Margaret Of Scotland Episcopal Church,
8700 State Road 72, Sarasota
140. Lakeside Plantation,
2200 Plantation Blvd., North Port
141. Covenant Life Presbyterian Church,
8490 Mcintosh Road, Sarasota
142. George D. Mullen Community Center,
4956 City Center, North Port
143. Gulf Coast Assembly Of God,
2800 N. American Blvd., North Port
144. Episcopal Church of The Good Shepherd,
1115 Center Road, Venice
145. Jewish Community Center,
600 N. Auburn Road, Venice
146. City Of Sarasota Municipal Auditorium,
801 N.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota
147. Payne Park Auditorium,
2100 Laurel St., Sarasota
148. St. Paul Lutheran Church,
2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota
149. Venice Bible Church,
2395 Shamrock Drive, Venice
150. Waterford Sports Club,
1460 Gleneagles Drive, Venice
151. Bayshore Mennonite Church,
3809 Chapel Drive, Sarasota
152. Knights of Columbus The Hall,
4880 Fruitville Road, Sarasota
153. North Sarasota Library,
2801 Newtown Blvd., Sarasota
154. Old Miakka United Methodist Church,
1620 Old Myakka Road, Sarasota
155. Colonial Park Club,
4730 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
156. Bobcat Trail, 2001 Lynx Run, Sarasota




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