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    La Pagina Italiana
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    Sports
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    Entertainment
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    Classifieds
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    Ybor City Special
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We applaud Mayor Pam Iorio
for changing the previous admin-
istration's policy on designated
"first amendment zones." Under
Greco, the city defined a specific
area where people could protest
when the president visited our
city or when a big event like the


Super Bowl took place. These
designated areas were often out
of the way and out of sight. The
purpose was not to guarantee
free speech, but to make sure
that dissenting voices were not
heard. If protesters wandered
out of the area, they were ar-


rested by the Tampa Police De-
partment. Mayor Iorio ended
this policy Monday for President
Bush's visit. People could protest
on public land or on private prop-
erty with the owners' approval.
No protester was arrested and the
TPD was not a tool of the power-
ful to silence the disaffected. Mayor
Iorio told us that all public prop-
erty is now a free speech zone.
That's the way it should be and
thanks to Mayor Pam Iorio it is.
What's next? Will she allow
churches to resume feeding the
homeless in downtown Tampa?

President Bush raised $1.2
million for his campaign at a
fundraising event in Tampa on


Monday. The price to attend was
$2,000 per person and we hear
that the organizers were verifying
that guests' checks cleared be-
fore letting them in. What did you
get for $2,000? The privilege of be-
ing in the same room as the presi-
dent. No guarantee of a handshake
and certainly no picture with
him. We hear that cost $20,000.
It looks like there are only two
ways to get a photo with the
president pay your $20,000 or
be on an aircraft carrier that he
is using as a visual backdrop for
his next campaign commercial.

Karen Perez has announced
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En Busca de la Elusiva Libertad e Independencia
-u 1 :


tI aeporre al ala
Por Harvey Grajales

Tampa Gan6 en Futbol en Brasil
El equipo juvenile de futbol "Todos Estrellas" del Area de la
Bahia de Tampa se adjudic6 el primer lugar del Torneo
International de Minas Gerais Brasil. Efectivamente, usted ley6
correctamente, fue en la misma tierra del Rey del futbol Pel6 y
del tantas veces campe6n mundial equipo brasilefio, donde un
equipo tampefio gan6 el merecido y preciado trofeo.
Representando la Academia de Futbol de Tampa que dirige
Luciano Fernmndez, exjugador professional paraguayo, el onceno
"All Stars" formado por j6venes estudiantes de High School de
15 a 18 afios, de Bradenton, Clearwater, Countryside, East Lake,
Palm Arbor University y Sarasota, super todas las expectativas.
La sorpresa aim sobrecoge a todos!
FernAndez, duefio de la Academia, dijo "Por fin lo logramos.
Fue la primera vez en tres intentos pasados interacionales. El
aimo pasado mi equipo femenino ocup6 el segundo lugar." Juan
Pablo Pinz6n director t6cnico en la Universidad de Palm Arbor,
uno de los mejores entrenadores del Area, tambien acompani6
al equipo al torneo brasilefio.
Nate Wysk defense de los ganadores dijo que el viaje a Brasil
"Fue el viaje de mi vida, cuando no estabamos patean-do la
bola, nos dedicamos a ir de compras, mirar las caidas de aguas
cristalinas, hablar sobre la cultural brasilefia y visitor las
(pasa a la pagina 6)


Editorial Leonardo Le6n
Con la llegada de cada 4 de
julio se terminal, celebra y
comienza simultaneamente
otro ciclo annual de inde-
pendencia y libertad en los
Estados Unidos. 6Pero, sera
Scierto que esta gran naci6n,
que se ufana de ser depo-
sitaria de la "Democracia" y el
respeto de los Derechos Hu-
manos, es en verdad libre y
respetuosa de los derechos
humans y ciudadanos?
Desafiar este axioma no
s6lo es necesario sino vital.
Miles de inmigrantes dete-
nidos ahora mismo en circeles
acusados de conspirar contra
el pais, sin que se tenga otra
evidencia distinta a la sos-
pecha, se reirian de estos
postulados libertarios. Igual-
mente los press iraquies
detenidos en Guantinamo.
Muchisimos cubanos que
huyen de su pais, tambi6n se
reirian de este postulado,
cuando al concluir su odisea
maritima les es negado el asi-


lo, simplemente porque no
alcanzaron a pisar suelo
americano.
dConstituye esta aberraci6n
un simple tecnicalismo legal, o
es un flagrant delito de burla
a los derechos humans?
Ciertamente a partir del fa-
tidico 11 de septiembre del
2001 el gobierno federal tuvo
que ajustarse el cintur6n para
enfrentar el nuevo e inminente
peligro del terrorism, pero
result parad6jico que la
seguridad del pais, se obtenga
despojando a sus ciudadanos
de sus derechos.
Esta naci6n, y especial-
mente el gobierno, ha ol-
vidado que nuestros mir-
tires de la independencia no
entregaron sus vidas por
lograr la paz, sino la libertad.
Entendida 6sta, como el dere-
cho a auto-determinarse como
naci6n, respetando la diver-
sidad de credos y posterior-
mente la diversidad 6tnica.
De hecho ese process hist6-
rico de lograr la libertad no ha


terminado. Se han ganado ba-
tallas, como la de indepen-
dencia fisica de monarquias


foraneas, o corregido las abe-
rraciones de la esclavitud y
sus secuelas segregacionis-
tas, pero afin falta mis, mu-
cho mis. QuizAs, la mas im-
portante sea la de lograr una
aut6ntica tolerancia a la diver-
sidad 6tnica e ideol6gica.
A media que se revuelve
mis el famoso "melting pot
americano" (olla 6tnica), mts
desafios ideol6gicos deben
enfrentarse y superarse.
Por ejemplo, la presencia de
la comunidad islAmica y drabe
en los Estados Unidos deberia


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VENEZUELA
El empresario Pedro Carmona, president "de facto"
de Venezuela durante pocas horas en el 2002, abog6 por
una candidatura opositora finica en las elecciones previstas
en caso de prosperar. y ganar, un referendo sobre la gesti6n
del president Hugo Chavez. "Lo contrario seria un suicidio
colectivo, porque nadie puede negar que el "chavismo" es la
mayor [primera] mayoria", dijo en una entrevista publicada
ayer por El Nacional.
El silencio gubernamental y military sobre un choque
armado entire soldados y policies en Caracas hizo que ayer
siguieran proliferando versions en las que incluso fue
involucrado eljefe del Ej6rcito venezolano, general Jos6 Luis
Garcia Carneiro. Sorprendentemente, la Fuerza Armada y el
gobierno del president Hugo C:hvez no aludieron a la version
policial de que 40 soldados intentaron el viernes, con el uso
de la fuerza y engafios, detener al comisario Carlos Lara.
CHILE
Un military retirado confirm que asesores y
guardaespaldas del president Salvador Allende fueron
fusilados tras el golpe de 1973, y afios despu6s sus cuerpos
fueron removidos para ocultar los hechos. El sargento retirado
del Ej6rcito Eliseo Cornejo, uno de los procesados en el caso,
relate ayer al diario El Mercurio los tr&gicos sucesos que
presenci6 en septiembre de 1973 y cinco afios mAs tarde.
COLOMBIA
Estados Unidos concrete la ayuda econ6mica anunciada
para el process de paz del gobierno colombiano con los
paramilitares de extrema derecha, al confirmar que
financiard la desmovilizaci6n de 3,000 miembros de esos
grupos entire 6ste y el pr6ximo afio. La embajadora de Wash-
ington en Bogota, Anne Patterson, dijo que este afio serdn
iirvertidos entire dos y tres millones de d6lares en la
desmovilizaci6n de 1,500 paramilitares, y que el afio
entrante se financiard el desarme de un nfumero igual.
PERU
El mayoritario reconocimiento a su capacidad y algunas
dudas sobre la posibilidad de un cambio de rumbo en el
gobierno despert6 ayer en los diversos sectors politicos de
Perry el nombramiento de Beatriz Merino como president
del Consejo de Ministros, y la recomposici6n del gabinete.
Merino, de 55 afios, independiente y especialista en Derecho
Tributario, asi como ex parlamentaria, asumi6 el sAbado la
jefatura del equipo ministerial como la primera mujer en la
historic del pais que lega a dicho cargo.
REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
La vicepresidenta, Milagros Ortiz Bosch, reiter6 sus
critics al mandatario, Hip6lito Mejia, por sus aspiraciones
reeleccionistas de cara a los comicios presidenciales de mayo
del 2004. La funcionaria calific6 de "fatalista y altamente
perjudicial para el pais" la aspiraci6n del president Mejia,
quien gobiera desde el 2000. Su critical refleja la pugna
internal que atraviesa el oficialista Partido Revolucionario
Dominicano (PRD, socialdem6crata) por la postulaci6n de
su candidate presidential, en una dispute entire Mejia, el
president del partido, Hatuey Decamps y la propia Bosch.
ARGENTINA
El president, N6stor Kirchner, propondra una terna
de candidates para presidir de la Corte Suprema de Justicia,
tras la renuncia al cargo de Julio Nazareno el viernes pasado,
pocos dias antes de que el Congreso comenzara su process
de destituci6n por presunto mal desempefio de sus
funciones. A su regreso del viaje de Europa, el 18 de julio
pr6ximo, Kirchner hara pfiblico los nombres de los tres
postulantes al cargo en el alto tribunal. El mandatario estA
facultado por un nuevo decreto para proponer en un plazo
de 30 dias a los aspirantes necesarios para cubrir las
vacantes que se produzcan en la Corte.
EL SALVADOR
La influyente Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) de
El Salvador, cuestion6 lo que calific6 de "paranoia
anticomunista" delpresidente, Francisco Flores, que desde
principio de junio advierte sobre los efectos de un possible
gobierno de izquierda en el 2004, como lo pronostican las
encuestas.


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Un 4 de Julio Inolvidable Para LULAC
La Liga de Ciudadanos
Latinoamericanos
(LULAC) concedi6 el
mayor galard6n a nivel
national y estatal a su ca-
pitulo de Tampa, Conci-
lio numero 7006, por el
extraordinario trabajo
desarrollado en los ilti-
mos afios. Para Anita de -l :
Palma centroo) su direc-
tora, quien es tambien :
directoraestatal ymiem-
bro honorario del
"LULAC National Hall
of Fame", Matilda Mar-
tinez Garcia, (derecha), i
Tesorera, y anterior
director estatal y Edith -- :
Bergold, Secretaria, laA
placa de reconocimiento a
constitute un honor que
exalta a Tampa. Estas
generaciones de mujeres
a cargo de LULAC en
Tampa, han logrado que' -.
Tampa sea la sede de la
convenci6n estatal del 2004, indicando la fuerza political y activismo civico
de los hispanos de la Bahia. LULAC es pionera en la defense de los derechos
de los Hispanos promulgando el orgullo de la herencia cultural latina, la
convivencia, respeto y la tolerancia. A trav6s de incontables discursos y
presentaciones LULAC de Tampa se hace present en los asuntos de la
comunidad hispana. Siguen promoviendo con gran 6xito el Programa de
J6venes Lectores, el primer Consejo de J6venes de la Florida y el inico
Consejo de Adultos J6venes en la Florida, asi'como el patrocinio de cinco
becas anuales; el famosisimo "Mati Award", que premia a los j6venes
hispanos mis destacados del area. iPor todas estas razones, los.tampefios
deben agradecer a Anita, Matilda y Edith, y muchos otros voluntarios, que
este 4 dejulio en Tampa sea deregocijo por una labor bien realizada!

En Busca de la Elusiva Libertad e Independencia


(viene de la pigina 1)
ser una raz6n de beneplacito
y no de costernaci6n. Pero
nuestro gobierno desea hacer-
nos career que la amenaza real
proviene de esos terrorists
arabes. Incluso del Islam.
Situaci6n que evoca un
forzado dejavyi tragico por las
atrocidades que se cometieron
con losjaponeses- americanos
durante la Segunda Guerra
Mundial, ante el temor de que
fuesen espias y terrorists.
El peligro real proviene de
nuestra incapacidad adminis-
trativa para resolver las crisis
sin tener que pisotear nuestros
derechos ciudadanos, o ajustar
las leyes para que con visos le-
gales se cometan injusticias.
La libertad y democracia no
deberian ser emblemas que se
esconden en tiempos de gue-
rra. Las leyes son garantes de
las libertades civiles. Deberian
ser inconmutables y estar
exentas de las liviandades de
nuestros gobernantes.
De hecho son el paraninfo
ideol6gico de una sociedad
americana, modelo .universal
en muchos aspects vitales,
que pareciera ahora en tiem-
pos de caos, sumisamente
renunciar a sus derechos sin
pelear por ellos.
Las famosas leyes "Patri6-
ticas I y II" son actos reales de
provocaci6n a la insurgencia
ciudadana, mAs que medidas
efectivas para controlar el
creciente terrorism y antia-
mericanismo.
Permiten la detenci6n y
aislamiento indefinido, con o
sin pruebas, de aquellos que
los organismos de seguridad
considered sospechosos.
Estas draconianas medidas
evocan con horror el resur-
gimiento de legiones de segu-
ridad de los peores regimenes
dictatoriales en la historic.
Recordemos que millones
de personas -que no olvidan
el dolor de perder la libertad-
han salido a protestar por todo
el mundo, denunciando las
arbitrariedades que en nom-
bre de la democracia y seguri-
dad nacionales, el president
Bush ha esgrimido como ra-


zones para guerrear.
En general, para el ciuda-
dano estadounidense pre-
septiembre 11, los Estados
Unidos eran inexpugnables y
el mundo -fuera de sus fron-
teras constituia un ex6tico y
extrafio planett" lleno de
oportunidades turisticas y de
negocio.
Todo esto cambi6. La indi-
ferencia estadounidense se ha
tornado en franca obsesi6n.
Hoy por. hoy, casi todos
saben de la geografia del Medio
Oriente, conocen sus lideres,
como si quisiesen recobrar el
tiempo perdido en frivolidades.
Y es gracias a ese obligado
interns que nos hemos dado
cuenta que la libertad de los
Estados Unidos florece respe-
tando las leyes que salvaguar-
dan los derechos humans, y


no emulando c6dices inhu-
manos de otras latitudes.
La experiencia estadouni-
dense de aquel septiembre 11
aunque traumatica, ha servido
para que muchos apreciemos
mas el valor de la libertad y
para que -emulando a nues-
tros lideres emancipadores-
luchemos por'ella.
La paz sin libertad se podria
obtener en una carcel. El rega-
lo estadounidense a la huma-
nidad ha sido el de vivir en paz
y libertad sin construir
cArceles.
Por todo lo anterior cual-
quier apologia de glorificaci6n
de la democracia y la libertad
no puede ser un simple dis-
curso alentando al barbarismo
de la guerra, sino una oraci6n
por preservar la cordura de la
paz y la libertad.


Deficit Presupuestal en

36 Estados de 55 Billones


Los deficit estatales suman
esta afio 55.000 millones de
d6lares. California, estado que
genera el 13 por ciento del
Product Interior Bruto (PIB) de
Estados Unidos, arrastra un
deficit de 38.000 millones de
d6lares, que es mayor que el
presupuesto entero de cual-
quier otro estado, except
Nueva York.
En 49 de los 50 estados, la
Constituci6n estatal prohibe el
deficit prpsupuestario, por lo
cual las fnicas opciones son
la reducci6n de gastos o el
aumento de impuestos, 6sta
filtima una posibilidad en la
que ya trabajan activamente
29 estados.
De acuerdo con los calculos
del Centro sobre Presupuesto
y Prioridades de Politica, los
deficit estatales, que este afio
suman unos 55.000 millones
de d6lares, se extenderAn en
el pr6ximo period fiscal a 45
estados y sumaran entire
75.000 y 80.000 millones de
d6lares.
"Este es el agujero mas
grande en el que hemos estado,
y parece que nadie encuentra


c6mo salir de ahi", dijo Perry
Kenny, president de la
Asociaci6n de Empleados
PFiblicos de California, que
represent a unos 100.000
trabajadores de los cuales
30.000ya recibieron avisos de
que podrian ser despedidos.
Razones
Estos deficit son resultado
de .una combinaci6n de am-
pliaci6n de programs publicos
durante la bonanza entire 1991
y 2001, la transferencia de
programs federales a los
estados, y el entusiasmo por
la rebaja de impuestos que se
puso de moda a mediados de
los afios 90 y llev6 a George
W. Bush a la Casa Blanca en
2001.
Desde 2001, se ha sumado
la combinaci6n de una rece-
si6n econ6mica de tres tri-
mestres, los ataques terrorists
y la "guerra contra el terro-
rismo" que ha incrementado los
gastos de vigilancia, policia y
preparaci6n para emergencies.
De acuerdo con un studio
del Comit6 Republicano de
Political en el Senado (CRP),
(pasa a la pigina 7)


Pagina 2/LA GACETA/Viernes, 4 de julio de 2003


II








,Educaci6n Real vs Educaci6n Virtual?


Por: Mariela Davila
Todo comenz6 con una idea
muy noble de una persona
que no queria darse por
vencida. La escuela virtual,
Gimnasio Virtual Campestre
San Francisco Javier, fue
creada hace seis afios a raiz
de una desgracia que sufri6
un colombiano.
Guillermo Cardona Ossa,


various obstAculos personales,
con su rehabilitaci6n, y profe-
sionales con la aceptaci6n y
acreditaci6n del modelo edu-
cativo virtual, Cardona, fund
.lo que hoy en dia es un colegio
del siglo XXI en todo sentido
de la palabra.
Este es acreditado por el
Ministerio de Educaci6n Na-
cional de Colombia, y es el


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"Quise ofrecerles a nifios incapacitados la
oportunidad de obtener una educaci6n acad6mica
de alto nivel en la casa", dice Guillermo Cardona
Ossa, creador y rector del'Gimnasio Virtual.'


creador y rector de la escuela
virtual, fue brutalmente atro-
pellado cuando salia de la
Universidad Javeriana en Co-
lombia. Una vez en el hospi-
tal, despu6s de las operacio-
nes necesarias, los m6dicos
dijeron que Cardona se que-
daria en silla de ruedas por
el rest de sus dias.
Postrado en un cama por
casi dos alnos, Cardona con su
mesita que se habia comprado
y su computadora empez6 a
disefiar el modelo del colegio
virtual que inicialmente era
un modelo educative para los.
incapacitados.
"Yo pensaba que me iba a
quedar invdlido pero eso no
me detuvo. Como maestro que
he sido toda mi vida, quise
ofrecerles a nifios y adoles-
centes incapacitados la opor-
tunidad de obtener una edu-
caci6n acad6mica de alto nivel
en la casa", cuenta Cardona.
Despues de sobrepasar


primero de su g6nero interna-
cionalmente. El--colegio vir-
tual, de primero a onceavo
grado, es ui colegio normal
en el cual los estudiantes
toman los cursos requeridos
y reciben su titulo de secun-
daria. La diferencia estriba en
que el alumno estudia en au-
las virtuales, o sea en el por-
tal de Internet de la escuela.
El colegio, que usa como
herramientas de funciona-
miento, el Internet, correo
electr6nico, salas de chat o
de convesaciones virtuales,
ofrece un curriculum acad6-
mico asi como un colegio
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Independencia Argentina
La Asociaci6n Argentina de la Bahia de Tampa realizard
una cena y bailey el sAbado, 12 de julio, 2003 celebrando el
dia de la independencia argentina (9 de julio), de 7:00 pm a
1:00 am en el Social Hall de la Iglesia La Transfiguraci6n,
4000 43rd Street North, St. Petersburgo.
Las entradas costarAn $12.00 para socios, $15.00 para
el rest, $5.00 para nifios de 4 a 10 afios. El precio incluye
la cena.
Un porcentaje de las ganancias de este event serd a
beneficio del Fondo de Becas Carlos Bravo.
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raci6n de redes, manteni-
miento de sistemas, etc.;
telemAticas, que es todo lo
relacionado con el conoci-
miento del Internet usAndolo
como herramienta de studio
y trabajo; y gestiones empre-
sariales para los de sexto
grado hasta el onceavo, en el
cual los alumnos recrean sus
empresas.
"El prop6sito del, Gimna-
sio Virtual, es el de ejercitar
la mente, tal como el nombre
lo implica, y de crear perso-
nas aut6nomas, disciplinadas
y honestas que sean series
humans creativos y reflexi-
vos, capaces de construir un
mundo donde prevalezcan los
bueno valores y el respeto",
dice Cardona.
El dia escolar del Gimnasio
Virtual comienza con el ingre-
so al portal de Internet del
mismo. De alli el estudiante
entra a las sesiones de classes
dependiendo de su grado aca-
d6mico.
En la escuela como en cual-
quier otra existen los hora-
rios normales. Hay moments
de conexi6n, o de classes para
Ilevar a cabo las lecciones,
moments de desarrollo de
actividades y de guias de
aprendizaje, y moments de
retroalimentaci6n individua-
lizada, cuando los profesores
responded las preguntas e
inquietudes de los alumnos
via correo electr6nico o via
mensajes instantaneous.
"El prop6sito de la escuela
no es el de dictar classes por
Internet si no el de crear am-
bientes de aprendizaje para
que los chicos desarrollen
sus conocimientos a su pro-
pio paso", aclara Cardona.
La escuela, manejada des-
de Colombia, comenz6 con
s6lo tres alumnos,, siendo uno
de ellos el hijo menor de
Cardona. Ahora cuenta con
280 estudiantes, 36 profeso-
res en Colombia y 112 tutores
dispersos por various paises de
Iberoam6rica. El curriculum
ha sido igualmente adecuado
a los criterios de los diferen-
tes paises; principalmente en
ciencias sociales e historic.
Los profesores trabajan tiem-
po complete y asisten a un
maximo de 80 alumnos cada
uno.
"En seis afios de funciona-
miento s61o dos alumnos se
han retirado del program y
hemos graduado a 26. Esto
nos indica que el program
continfa prosperando", dice
Cardona.
En estos moments el
colegio tiene alumnos de
Peril, Argentina, Chile, Espa-
fia, M6xico, Italia, Estados
Unidos y Venezuela.
"Yo quiero que la gente se
d6 cuenta que existen otras
formas de aprendizaje a parte
de las tradicionales. El Gim-
nasio Virtual es una alterna-
tiva a una escuela presencial
en el cual fomentamos la
autonomia, la auto responsa-
bilidad y la discipline del
alumno", reitera Cardona.
Las matriculas se determi-
nan de acuerdo con la situa-
ci6n econ6mica de la familiar
del alumno. Oscilan entire $50
y $250 al mes o si no de $600
hasta $2,500 d6lares al anio.
El colegio esta financiado
por Cardona y un socio que
crey6 en su idea.
Ademis del Gimnasio Vir-
tual, Cardona ha disefiado un
program virtual universitario
que ofrece el grado de bachi-
11er en cinco carreras: sico-
logia, ingenieria industrial,
contabilidad, tecnologia, y
una licenciatura en nuevas
herramientas de Internet
para la educaci6n. La acredi-
taci6n de este proyecto sigue
pendiente.
Cardona, es author del li-
bro, "Educaci6n Virtual Un
paradigma para la democrati-
zaci6n del conocimiento".


Segfin, Cardona, la educaci6n
deberia ser para todo el mun-
do, repartida en igualdad, en
otras palabras, "la democra-
tizaci6n de la educaci6n".
Para mis informaci6n visi-


te el portal www.gimnasiovir-
matedu.co o comuniquese por
correo electr6nico a la direc-
ci6n: guillermo_cardona@hot-
mail.com o por tel6fono en
'Bogota al 57-1-6721182.


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LA CIUDAD DE YBOR Y SU "BIG BANG BOOM"
Ya llegaron las fiestas patrias del 4 de Julio, y como
siempre se celebran con una gran lexplosi6n! Este
viernes, 4 de julio, 2003, se celebrara el event annual
de la ciudad de Ybor, "Big Bang Boom". La diversion
comienza a las 4:00 de la tarde con una fiesta player,
actividades para nifios, conciertos en vivo y mas.
Tambi6n se realizard el primer desfile de noche de
la ciudad de Ybor conmemorando el 4 de julio.'Y
porsupuesto, como gran final a una velada llena de
diversion, misica, y emoci6n, los cielos cubriendo la
ciudad, brillar6n con los fuegos artificiales enfatizan-
do el verdadero-espiritu del Dia de la Independencia
de los Estados Unidos. Este event que durard hasta
las 11:00 de la noche es para toda la familiar. jVenga
y celebre las fiestas patrias con un gran "Boom"! Las
fiestas se llevarAn acabo en Ybor, 1500 7th Avenue,
Tampa, FL 33605. Para mas informaci6n llame al
(813) 248-3712.

ES LA HORA DEL "SWING" CON "SOUL SAUCE"...
iEs la hora del "Swing"! Este afio, El Dia de la
Independencia tambi6n se celebrard con baile, sabor
y "muisica maestro...". El 4 de julio, 2003, la orchestra,
"Sould Dance", que tocan ritmos de "swing" y "blues",
se presentard8la noche del cuatro en el Centro
Asturiano de Tampa, para hacerles bailar y disfrutar
la noche entera. El event presentard miusica en vivo,
y baile de 9:00 pm a 1:00 am, un espectaculo de danza
a las -bnce de la noche, classes de introducci6n de
"swing" de 8:00 pm a 9:00 pm, premios y regalos, y
mis. El event se llevard acabo desde las 8:00 pm
hasta la 1:00 am, en el Centro Asturiano, 1913 North
Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602. iVenga, baile y
disfrute de una velada llena de ritmo! Para mas
informaci6n llame al (813) 229-2214.

EL FESTIVAL DE LA LIBERTAD EN CHANNELSIDE
Este viernes se celebra, el "Festival de la Libertad"
(Freedom Fest) del 4 de julio, la celebraci6n official de
la ciudad de Tampa. El festival gratuito, comenzard
al medio dia en las calls de Channelside, afuera del
Acuario de Florida y durara hasta las diez de la noche.
En este event podra disfrutar de actividades para
toda la familiar, artesanias para los nifios, oporfu-
nidades de escalar una pared de piedra para los ims
atleticos, las peripecias de los zanqueros, el humor
de los payasos, musica, entretenimiento en vivo y
much mis. Las festividades terminardn con los
espectaculares fuegos artificiales de "Freedom Fest".
El event se llevard a cabo en Channelside, 615 Cha-
nnelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602.

4 DE JULIO: FIESTAS, FIESTAS Y MAS FIESTAS...
Este 4 de julio, se llevard a cabo la celebraci6n de
brillos de las fiestas patrias. Este event que se
llevara a cabo en la feria del condado de Pasco, 36722
State Rd. 52, Dade City, FL 33525, incluird,
espectaculo de carros cldsicos y camionetas 4x4,
comidas, juegos para nifios, conciertos en vivo,
espectaculo de magia, invitados especiales, demos-
traciones de artes marciales, diversion y much mis.
Este event se celebra con motives ben6ficos, todos
los fondos seran donados a las caridades locales. Para
mas informaci6n l1amen a la Camara de Comercio
del condado al (352) 567-3769.


LA GACETA/Viernes, 4 de julio de 2003/Pagina 3










El deported al dia
Por Harvey Grajales


(viene de la pigina 1)
escuelas."
El porter Sean Kuenning,
dijo que estuvo muy orgulloso
de representar a Estados
Unidos en este Torneo.
ANIVERSARIO DE LA
LIGA DE FUTBOL CARLOS
A. MORENO
Cumpliendo 10 afios de
actividades deportivas esta
liga de futbol pionera del futbol
rapido del area, inici6 su
torneo de futbol 40ta. con la
participation de 10 equipos.
Juegan todos los domingos
desde la 1pm en los campos
de Riverview Park de la ciudad
de Tampa en la avenida
Florida y Hanlon St.
Los resultados de la primer
fecha fueron resaltados por el
triunfo del actual campe6n, La
Mexicana, que gole6 5x1 al
Deportivo Real Chihuahua. En
otros encuentros: L.A.Firpo 2
Aguas Calientes 2, Honduras
4, Dep. Tampa 2, Dep. Sula #1
3 Platense 3, Charneco Auto
Sales 6 Dep. Sula#2 2
Este torneo es patrocinado
por Charneco Auto Sales en el
que se juega la Copa Darvana
Paradise.
FUTBOL AMERICANO.
El receptor abierto Marco
Martos se convirti6 en el ter-
cer mexicano que jugarA en la
NFL en 2003, luego que se
confirm su pase de los
Dragones de Barcelona, de la
NFL Europa, a las Panteras de
Carolina. El lunes pasado, su
compafiero en los Dragones, el
tacle defensive Antonio
Rodriguez, pas6 del equipo
catalAn a Texanos de Houston.
Un par de dias despu6s, el re-
ceptor abierto de Almirantes
de Amsterdam, otra escuadra
de la NFL Europa, Carlos
Rosado, se incorpor6 a los Jets
de Nueva York, equipo de la
Division Este de la Conferencia
Americana. Martos comparti6
cr6ditos con Rosado cuando
militaban, en sus 6pocas
colegiales, con Aztecas de la
Universidad de las Americas,
con los que consiguieron el
tricampeonato de la Liga
Mayor de futbol americano en
Mexico.
Con los Dragones de Bar-
celona, uno de los dos
conjuntos fundadores de la
NFL Europa, el mexicano, de
30 afios de edad, milit6 siete
temporadas y conquist6 el
Taz6n Mundial en 1997 al
derrotar al Fuego de Rhein por
marcador de 38-24. Marco
Martos es recordado por vestir
el jersey de Broncos de Denver
y Vaqueros de Dallas en
Tazones America realizados en
el Estadio Azteca.
BOXEO
Dos hombres latinos arres-
tados junto con el boxeador
Mike Tyson luego de una reyer-
ta callejera fueron instruidos
de cargos menores de ame-
nazas y hostigamientos, de los
que se declararon inocentes.
Tyson, un ex campe6n mundial
de los pesos pesados, fue
acusado el sibado de un cargo
menor de agresi6n y segdn la
fiscalia de distrito, se le cit6
para comparecer el martes
ante una corte en vez de ser
instruido de cargos.


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AUTOMOVILISMO
El aleman Ralf Schumacher
(Williams-BMW) se adjudic6 la
victoria en el Gran Premio de
Europa, disputado en el cir-
cuito alemin de Nurburgring,
mientras que su compafiero de
equipo, el colombiano Juan
Pablo Montoya, segundo,
humill6 al hermano del
vencedor, Michael, delante se
su pfiblico, con un audaz
adelantamiento.
Montoya, sensiblemente
mis rapido que Michael Schu-
macher, intent el adelan-
tamiento en la horquilla, le
gan6 en la frenada al aleman,
pero 6ste no cedi6 y toc6 con
el lado izquierdo del aler6n
delantero la rueda delantera
derecha del Williams, y el
Ferrari dio un trompo que le
dej6 fuera de la pista.
Cuando todo parecia perdi-
do para Michael Schumacher,
mientras Montoya seguia sin
apenas perder tiempo, los
auxiliares de ese puesto
lograron sacar las ruedas
traseras de la trampa de arena
e incorporarse de nuevo a la
carrera en sexta posici6n, con
un minute perdido.
Al final Michael Schuma-
cher acosaba sin poder ade-
lantar al espafiol Fernando-


Alonso (Renault) y sumaba
cuatro puntos que le permiten
aumentar su ventaja al frente
de la clasificaci6n del
Campeonato del Mundo y
convertirse en el primer pilot
en la historic de la F6rmula
Uno en superar los mil puntos.
FUTBOL MUNDIAL
COLOMBIA CUARTA EN
COPA CONFEDERACIONES.
Turquia aprovech6 las dos
ocasiones que tuvo, al
principio y fiial del partido, y
venci6 2-1 ayer a una Colom-
bia con la p6lvora mojada para
quedarse con el tercer lugar en
la Copa Confederaciones que
se dispute en Francia. Tuncay
Sanli y Okan Yilmaz marcaron
los goles turcos a los 2 y 86
minutes, respectivamente.
Giovanni Hemrndez anot6 el
tanto de Colombia a los 63.
Fue el tercero del "Principe"
Hernfndez en la Copa.
El partido se jug6 bajo el
luto por la muerte del came-
run6s Marc-Vivien Foe. El
volante de 28 afios falleci6 tras
desvanecerse durante la semi-
final con Colombia el jueves.
Para sorpresa de todos, Co-
lombia arranc6 con sus once
titulares en la Copa, en una
clar serial del tecnico Fran-
cisco Maturana de querer irse


con el mejor resultado possible.
FRANCIA CAMPE6N
Un gol de oro de Thierry
Henry en la pr6rroga de la fi-
nal contra Camerin (0-1)
permiti6 a Francia renovar la
Copa de Confederaciones, una
competencia en la que los galos
no han perdido ningdn partido
y en la que los africanos no
pudieron homenajear con una
victoria a su compafiero falle-
cido Marc-Vivien Foe.
Francia no conoce la derrota
en la Copa de Confedera-
ciones, un torneo que se adju-
dic6 en su primera aparici6n,
hace dos afios en Jap6n y
Corea del Sur, y que es su
segunda aparici6n, en su
propia casa, ha vuelto a ganar
sin desplegar un gran juego.
Los "bleus" privaron a
Camerfin del homenaje que
querian rendir sus compafieros
a Fo6, y de convertirse en la
primera selecci6n africana que
gana un trofeo de la FIFA de
selecciones absolutas.
Pero los leoness iidoma-
bles" se fueron del torneo con
la cabeza alta, e incluso en la
final no fueron inferiores a los
franceses. Aunque fue Francia
la que quiso tener el bal6n, el
conjunto galo mostr6 las
mismas dificultades para
trenzar su juego que ha
evidenciado en todo el tomrneo.
SUDAM CICA RECUPERA
La decision, tomada por el
comite ejecutivo de la FIFA,
tuvo como gran perdedor a
Oceania, que vio esfumarse el


boleto director que se le habia
otorgado en diciembre. El
Mundial en Alemania sejugara
con 32 equipos, al igual que en
Jap6n-Corea del Sur.
La Confederaci6n Sudame-
ricana qued6 complacida con
la decision y no tuvo reparos en
retirar de la mesa su iniciativa
de ampliar a 36 el unmero de
equipos en el Mundial. Acto
seguido, LennartJohansson, el
mAximo jerarca de la UEFA,
recomend6 devolver a Suda-
merica la media plaza.
La FIFA tambien dijo que la
cifra no se incrementarA para
el 2010, la primera Copa que
se realizarx en Africa.
El comit6 ejecutivo, reunido
el 17 de diciembre, le habia
otorgado a Oceania el pasaje
director al Mundial, sin tener
que ir a repescas.
Tradicionalmente en esas
series a ida y vuelta siempre
el ganador ha sido el represen-
tante sudamericano. Nueva
Zelanda, campe6n de Oceania,
fue 'vapuleado en sus tres
partidos en la Copa.
ECUADOR: El Nacional
super 3-1 como visitante a
Emelec, mientras Deportivo
Quito venci6 a Barcelona 1-0
en la Ira fecha de la 2da etapa
del Campeonato Ecuatoriano.
URUGUAY: Pefiarol empat6
1-1 con Miramar en la 17a y
filtima fecha del torneo
Apertura, y qued6 en el
segundo lugar a 6 puntos del
campe6n Nacional.


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Con un modesto presupuesto pero agigantados por grandes dosis de entu-
siasmo los empleados encargados de la oficina de inmigraci6n y refugiados
de Caridades Cat6licas enla Bahia de Tampa realizan una labor de extraordi-
naria ayuda a la creciente poblaci6n de inmigrantes en el area. En la foto se
aprecia la edificaci6n de la organizaci6n en St. Petersburg. No olvide leer la
column de Inmigraci6n que por casi 4 afios ininterrumpidos, Caridades
Cat6licas ha escrito en La Gaceta para la comunidad hispana.


Chungas y No
Por: Marta Mul6n Romero
"Todos los pueblos que
aman la libertad, recuerdan
hoy con placer el 4 de julio de
1776 y le tienden la mano al
pueblo de los Estados Unidos,
felicitindole por la grandiosa
obra de los fundadores y el
maravillosos progress alcan-.
zado por esta repiblica que hoy
cuenta con 154 millones de
habitantes".
Es la pluma cAlida, emotiva
y sobre todo propia y digna de
un "crillo" nacido en Cuba,
pero con una sangre lena de
hervor civico hacia la Espania
que, aunque ya no vista como
yugo opresor de sus colonies en
America, sentia, cinco d6cadas
despu6s, el yugo opresor de una
tirania intestina, donde a su vez
Las palabras libertad, libre, de-
mocracia, y derechos huma-
nos, carecian de base
sostenedora..
Habremos mejorado o la
temdtica de aquellos 50,
dcontinuamos...?
Victoriano, por favor,
continue "Chunga y no Chun-
gas" de hoy lunes 2 de julio de
1951.
"En los paises donde hay
libertad y los ciudadanos pue-
den- hablar y escribir sin ser
perseguidos, encarcelados o
asesinados, la felicitaci6n serA
calurosa, sincere en alto grado.
En las naciones donde la li-
bertad ha sido pisoteada, don-
de el homnbre esta a merced de
los bArbaros de la political, de
los dictadores, de los tiranos,
la felicitaci6n sera muy poco
expresiva, como si los encade-
nados dijesen:
iFeliz tu, querido Samuel,
que puedes expresar lo que
sientes, sin temor a que una
mano brutal se pose tu hombro
y te diga: iCallate o tu vida peli-
gra! Para que no hables, para
que no te lamentes en una
prisi6n te encerraremos...l
Cada vez que llega el cuatro
dejulio, frente a la impondera-
ble realidad de ia libertad
norteamericana, de nuestra
libertad, nosotros. pensamos
en la desventura de los pue-.
blos unidos al totalitarismo y
de modo particular en Espaina,
dominado por el fascismo de
Francisco Franco, y en.las,
republicans de Amrica Latina,
donde todos estan sometidos
a los caprichos de series sin
entranias.
Al Ulegar este 4 de julio del
cual nos separan unas pocas
horas, pensamos en el pueblo
espafiol, tan digno y heroico,
para deplorar su infortunio y al
mismo tiempo asombrarmos de


Chungas, 4 de Julio de 1951


que haya hombres en este pais
de la libertad que propongan
con cinismo imperdonable, una
alianza con el enemigo nimero
1 de la libertad.
Esos despreocupados o algo
peor, que propongan una alian-
za con el fascism, por odio del
comunismo, no honran a los
egregios ciudadanos que em-
pufiaron las armas contra los
opresores britanicos y com-
batieron hasta derrotarlos y
humillarlos.
IUn norteamericano colabo-
rando con Franco, proponiendo
que se regalen millones de
d6lares con la excusa del Pacto
del Atlntico, etc., no merece,
hablar de libertad y- de los
derechos del hombre.
Colaborar con los tiranos
rojos o azules equivale a menos-
preciar la herencia de los Pa-
dres de la naci6n y hacer que
amigos y enemigos duden de
nuestra sinceridad y nuestra
nobleza de intenciones!
Franco es ahoia el monstruo
nfmero 1 del occidente de Eu-
ropa, como lo es Per6n en Ar-
gentina, Odria del Peri,:
Trujillo de Santo Domigo y
Sacasa de Nicaragua.
Franco y los dictadores de
America Latina son enemigbs
del pueblo espafiol y de todos-
los pueblos 'iriedentos" de las
Antillas, Centro y Sur America,


y al mismo tiempo, si.no hemos
perdido la raz6n, enemigos del
pueblo de los Estados Unidos.
Todos los dictadores son
nuestros enemigos y conspiranr
contra lo que Estados Unidos
significa, por cuanto no repe-
tan las llamadas 'cuatro liber-
tades esenciales', ni tampoco
el derecho de gentes.
Todos los tiranos son nues-
tros enemigos, porque su ma-
yor delete seria ver a cUncle
Sam' como ahora estA Haya de
la Torre, por ejemplo en la
embajada de Colombia en
Lima.
Ya que no hemos echado so-
bre la espalda la responsabili-
dad de velar por la libertad del
mundo, 16gicb es que empece-
mos inmediatamente alibrar de
sus verdugos a los pueblos de
America, que son nuestros
hermanos.
La amarga duda se proyec-
tara sobre nosotros mientras no
resolvamos de una vez y para
siempre, cooperar con los pueb-
los ultrajados y aydudarlos, a
cara descubierta, sin temores
de naturaleza diplomAtica, a ser
libres de veras; no esclavos con
amos sarcasticos hablando a
gritos de libertad mientran
dicen: iLa unica libertad legi-
tima es la nuestra, que somos
hombres superiores, Hom-
bres Providencialesl"


La enfermedad
neuromuscular
. pode decir:.
I7 corer, no;
caminar, no
pararse, in-
cluso no re-
spirar. Ayude
para que MDA
ayude a otros.

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1-800-572-1717


El ex-capitin de la Marina Argentina, Ricardo
Miguel Cavallo, que fue extraditado a Espafia hace
unos dias por cargos de genocidio y terrorism,
fue encarcelado el lunes en Madrid sin fianza a la
espera de sujuicio. Eljuez Baltasar Garz6n, quien
hace tres afios fracas con la extradici6n del gene-
ral chileno, Augusto Pinochet, ahora se ileva la
victoria con el caso del official argentino. Cavallo,
ha sido acusado de secuestro, tortura y asesinato,
actos que segnm sus acusadores, cometi6 cuando
servia en la Escuela Naval de Mecfnica, (ESMA),
en Buenos Aires, la cual funcionaba como un centro
de tortura clandestine durante los aiios 1976 a
1983. Cavallo, 51, ha negado su envolvimiento en
cualquier tipo de tortura.
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Condado de
Hilsborough



Largo Plazo

Cargos de Agua/Desperdicio de Agua
Program de Capacity Assessment
Permite Pagos a Largo Plazo

Su Junta de Comisionados del. Condado de Hillsborough
tiene un program que le permit a los urbanizadores,
constructores y propietarios de terrenos privados, pagar a
largo plazo una porci6n de los cargos de agua y desperdicio
de agua, para un nuevo desarrollo.

El m6todo de pago se llama Capacity Assessment Unit. Este
permit que una cierta cantidad de los cargos de agua, sean
cobrados como cargos no sujetos al valor de la propiedad. La
tasaci6n variard dependiendo del tipo de proyecto, servicio,
area de servicio y pago de construcci6n. Tambidn existen
cargos de administraci6n, cobro e intereses asociados a la
unidad de tasaci6n.

Los Comisionados del condado esperan aprobar las pr6ximas
Capacity Assessment Units en.septiembre. Las aplicaciones
estan disponibles en el Departamento de Agua. Aplicaciones
recibidas despu6s del 15 de julio, 2003, serin incluidas en
las unidades que se establezcan en diciembre del 2003.

Para mayor informaci6n, 6 para una aplicaci6n
por favor llame o visit el
Departamento de Agua
264-8929
4802 Gunn Hwy., Suite 124
Tampa, FL 33624


CONDADO DE HILLSBOROUGH
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El primer ministry italiano, Silvio Berlusconi,
asumi6 la presideneia de la Uni6n Europea el
pasado martes, poco tiempo despues que sujuicio
donde lojuzgaban por corrupci6n fuese anulado.
Esto pone a Berlusconi y por consiguiente a Italia
en la posici6n principal en el Consejo de Ministros
de la UE para el resto del afio. A pesar de que no
tuvo que presentarse en la corte en Milan para
escuchar los cargos de soborno de los cuales se le
inculpaban, Berlusconi si se present en el
Parlamento para hablar y apaciguar a los politicos
sobre las nuevas fisuras que han surgido en su
gobernante coalici6n del centro-derecha. Various
analistas politicos especulan que el juicio del
primer ministry eventualmente sera reiniciado,
pero no durante la presidencia de este en la UE.




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DE LOS MEJORES DE LA NACION

SEl Hospital University Community ha sido objeto de
cambios muv i'ig.nificativos-la con;srucci6n de
nuevas instalaciones, la irnplementaci6n de nuevos
programss y hemos puesto gran 6nfasis en el
mejoramiento de la cal;dad del cuidado y el servicio
personal que brindamos. Uno de nuestros logros al
realizar Este esfuerzo- el Hospital University
Community ha ingresadoa la lite de los hospitals
de la nc6n al obrener urna puntuaci6n de 97 sobre
100 en la reciente Encuesta de Acreditaci6n realizada
por la Comisi6n de Acreditaci6n Conjunta para
Organizaciones de la Salud (JCAHO). Esta
puntuaci6n es la m6s alta que haya oblenido hasta el
presence algun hospital de Tampa y coloca al
Hospital Unuiersity Community en la lista del 10%
de los mejores entire todos los hospitals de la naci6n
sometidos a la encuesta por la Comisi6n Conjunta.
La JCAHO es la organizaci6n rhAs important y de
mayor antiguedad j credibilidad del pals, en lo que
se refiere al cuidado de la salud. Durante mas de 50
anfos, esta organizai6n ha desarrollado estrictas
normas de excelencia y'ha evaluado a las
organ1;acione dedicadas a la salud, por el
cumplimiento de estos pairmetros al acatardichas
normas.
-. El haber resbido eta puntuaciln ha sido un logro
significativo, ya queen l mismo e! un reconocimiento
ai desempefo ejemplar de nuestro equipo de
profesionales de la medicine, por su dedicaci6n a
brincdarle el melor servicio de salud a toda la region
Sde a Bahia de Tampa. Nos sentimos muy orgullosos
de poder compartir estos resultados con todos
,.ustedes y de haber ganado f Sello de Oro de
probacic:n de a Cormion C:,inunta" (joint
Commissrson's Gold Seal of Approval').
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La Corte Suprema de los cada generaci6n pueden inv
SEstados Unidos, la cual ha car sus principios en ,
sido dominada por los conser- propia busqueda por la libe
vadores, sorprendi6 a la na- tad".
S~ ci6n en dos decisions cuyos La opinion disidente, esc:
falls fueron favorables para ta por el juez Antonin Scali
d o los defensores de los dere- dijo que la opinion mayoritar
- chos civiles de la naci6n. Las violaba la noci6n, que 1,
decisions de la Corte Supre- legislatures representan a 1
Sma en torno a la acci6n afir- votantes y deben tener
mativa en las admisiones a capacidad para tomar 1
las universidades y un esta- decisions acerca de 1(
tuto sobre la sodomia.en asuntos de moralidad. ]
Texas. decision, 1l dijo, va a result
.- Por votaci6n de 6 a 3, la, en "una ruptura masiva d
Corte declar6 inconstitucional orden social actual" y va
el estatuto sobre sodomia en llevar a la aprobaci6n judici
S Texas. La opinion mayoritaria de la fornicaci6n, bigami
S* declare que la libertad de los incesto entire los adults,
S hombres y mujeres homo- inclusive la bestialidad, te
.. sexuales esta mAs all& del min6 diciendo.
S estatuto y simplemente dej6 Tambi6n, la Corte Suprer
S la ley sin efecto en Texas. le asest6 un golpe a 1.
S Cinco de los jueces explici- conservadores en la decisii
Stamente dejaron sin efecto la sobre la Universidad de Mic
. decision de 1986 de esa corte gan y la acci6n afirmativa.
en el caso de Bowers vs. Corte sostuvo la political
Hardwick, donde se sostuvo la Escuela de Derecho, don(
C a un estatuto anti-sodomia. El se consider a la raza co
Sjuez Anthony M. Kennedy, uno de los elements para
* G quienescribi6 la decision admisi6n al program, pe
S. mayoritaria, dijo que el caso anul6 la political de los progr
S. de Bowers fue decidido err6- mas subgraduados en don
.. neamente en aquella 6poca. e a los solicitantes se les dabE
S hizo una referencia poderosa puntos de ventaja en uI
a la naci6n de que las acti- frnmula num6rica.
,* tudes del pfiblico cambian con Lo m&s important en es
los tiempos y que los jueces caso es que la Corte decla
de la Corte Suprema estan en forma contundente que
* ~ obligados a tomar nota de diversidad en la educaci
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los impuestos, las recauda-
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y el gasto de los consumidores,
que represent el 70 por ciento
de la economic de E.U.
En esos afios de vacas
gordas, los estados acumula-
ron reserves para hacer frente
a posibles crisis de casi 49.000
millones de d6lares, asi como
el Gobierno federal dej6 en
1997 los deficit y acumul6
hasta 2001 unos superivit de
557.000 millnes.
Una reform en 1996 de los
programs de asistencia social,
promovida por los republica-
nos que tenian mayoria en la
Cimaia de Representantes, y
promulgada por el ex presi-
dente dem6crata Bill Clinton,
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a los estados numerosos pro-
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de alimentaci6n y desempleo.
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el PIB de E.U. creci6 un 64 por
ciento, los gastos de los
Gobiernos estatales y locales
subieronun 56,21 por ciento,
segfin el CRP. Gracias a la
transferencia de programs a
los estados, el gasto del
Gobiemo federal aument6 s61o
un 41,8 por ciento.
La era Bush no ha sido
ben6fica
Desde que Bush lleg6 a la
Casa Blanca, todc ha dado la
vuelta: la debacle de las bolsas
de valores y las empresas de
Internet redujo la recaudaci6n
fiscal, tanto en el Ambito fede-
ral como en el estatal.
Ahora el Gobierno federal
tiene su propio deficit de casi
400.000 millones de d6lares y,
aunque Bush ha ofrecido algu-
na ayuda a los estados, la prio-
ridad de Washington sigue fija
en mas rebajas de impuestos.
California, con una econo-
mia de 1,3 billones de d6lares
anuales, sufri6 uno de los
golpes nits duros con la
devastaci6n de su industriala
cibern6tica".
-' A otros estados les han
afectado el elevado desempleo
(el.mas alto en ocho afios) y la
parsimonia general de los
consumidores.
El coste para los estados del
program Medicaid para la
asistencia m6dica a los pobres
aument6 en el period fiscal
que hoy concluye un 6,4 por
ciento y alcanz6 los 117.700
millones de d6lares.
El Medicaid, que en 1991
consumia el 16 por ciento del
gasto de los estados, ahora
supone mas del 20 por ciento,
de acuerdo con la Asociaci6n
Nacional de Oficinas de
Presupuestos de Estados.


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Noticias de Inmigrocion Ola de Calor en India Cobra Vidas
Director de Inmigracion de Catholic Charities '.
Por William Rosas ':" -. "
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Preguntas y Respuestas -
Les quiero anunciar que ahora es possible hacer las citas
con la Oficina de Inmigraci6n en Tampa "on-line", o sea .a '
trav6s del Internet. Las citas pueden ser para averiguar un
caso pendiente, informaci6n en general, 6 para enviar algunas "
solicitudes o formularios como el I-131 ("advance parole"). .",..- .-
Si necesita renovar su tarjeta de residencia (1-90) o el i i "
permiso de trabajo (1-765) puede hacerlo lamando al (813)
637-3010, pero es aconsejable hacerlo en linea ('on-line") a
trav6s de la websitee" de Inmigraci6n (BCIS). Utilizando este 4 ',.
sistema, puede evitarse el tener que acudir a la Oficina de- '.
Inmigraci6n. Nosotros le podemos diligenciarle todos los l y
formularios por internet o directamente. Igualmente le podemos
obtener las citas con. la BCIS en Tampa. Si desea enviar
peticiones de residencia (1-485) con todos los demas formularios
asociados, deben enviarse per correo a: Tampa BCIS, Atten- '.
tion: 1-485 5524 W. Cyress Street / Tampa, FL 33607-1708 w
Preganta: Intent6 lenar el formulario 1-765 para renovar
mi permiso de trabajo, pero no pude hacerlo porque no -
aceptaron mi tarjeta de credito. LAzaro G6mez Tampa .
Respiesta: El Servicio de Inmigraci6n (BCIS) no est&
aceptando tarjetas de cr&dito. Solamente est&n aceptando '. .. ....
numerous de cuentas bancarias; ya sea de ahorros o de Cuenta
corriente. Este numero es llamado en ingl6s, "routing number". ,.
Pregunta: Solicit la renovaci6n de mi tarjeta de residencia
a traves del Internet y me dieron un recibo, pero no entiendo Una nifia hindu se refresca, bailando bajo un chorro de agua de uno de los
como voy a enviar mis fotos o como firmar la solicitud. Fran- tanques que fue mandado para aliviar a la gene del intense calor que a
cisco Aguilar.- Lutz muchos desmayaba en Amritsar, una ciudad nortefia de la India. Hace
Respuesta: Usted debe Ilamar al tel6fono 1-(800) 375-5283
y concertar una cita con el Centro de ayuda con solicitudes poco, el pais estaba viviendo bajo una candente ola de calor, la cual cobr6
('Application Support Center") en Brandon. El dia que se mas de 1,300 vidas con temperatures arriba de los 120 grades farenheit en
present para esta cita, le tomaran su fotografia y sus huellas algunos lugares.
digitales, al igual que lepedirdn su firma. Si es necesario -- -- .------- --
enviarr cualquier document, debe hacerlo por correo. El BCIS -- -- .
le dark instrucciones. MO__7z
Para mAs informaci6n, lame a Caridades Cat6licas, en | 1 [
Tampa al (813)631-4397, pregunte por Carlos Betancourt '-
6 Jos6 Fernindez. En St. Petersburg, (727) 893-1311, Ext.I m 1 1
221, 223 6 208 pregunte por William Rosas. R !i








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favorV Lorena.
muchasmujeresen actualidado M upodramo s analizarari




puntos que te pueden ayudar a poner fin a este ciclo. h IL
1- Los carbobidratos procesados (pan blanco, reposteria, '
stores, arroz blanco, tortillas, dulces, donas, bageLs, etc), son
mayor problema de a dita oe la Dra. Silvia imO nez
;Quero Perder Peso!'.,
torque se absorben rpidamente y son convertidos yalgunas el



toretesan a gurd o a gLucobsa" (acar), que se deposit a en l as
gseanar peo.es, tengo es todo, lta dismnucin abrupta de est or
favor Lorenaa. m -i



i-Estiemada e orsa produce el deseo de comeru de netas es comn
muh-as amueres en la anta a c omida con grasa. Comos Lai !
tneo qe te Paquedenso rio y una infinidad de latillosque se i
oins ca bohier dratos process ados (pan l a grasa. Al ,frepir losteria,




a degeneraci6n quimica y un sub-producto lamnado y tcidos I ; || -H i
postres", arro banco, tortilm a daulces, dnras, bagels, etc), son i i
torquee se t6aborben rspdamete, y son convertidos en el os "u e
- torrent sanuineo a glucose (azcar, que se depositaden lass i.!




uctlas, en su mayor parte enformaa de a grasa que nos hace Jtf r wM .. -
ganar peso; Y esto no es todo, a disminuci6nabrupta de est osL -
niveles de glueosa produce el deseo de comer de nuevora. f0 -'q .. I 1




- ctiee las latinas nose encantal produ origida l c on grasa. i 0.50 $3
ca ne friHata acos, queso frito, y ra mnfiiado de. plat llos que se
co nant emoimiente" cos para o en limerat. El materi lo] a l- s
aimentco de a mjer e del siglo 21 no p a cramiado, la fisiologi
degenearrolla cin quimica y un Sub-producto Ilamado cs) y este tejidos
trans, ue son sumamente ica quiios-p quema gra la salud. que conerga.
calrias. Nuestro cuerpo no solo bteemos unaenme cantidad de caloras,




sino de oida y a entry cos a nue stromuerepo. eta bolismo,
m- rduep bajos en grasa o fs in griasa. a mayorro de los energ. I Il
roductos eralm ajos en grmuchas muje o sin grasa, asa es sustiteuida Ien d eI- l T ..
estos gu azrdar" grasa, (para daberles Y sabe quej), y en muchoes casos, y





discuntiremone rs con detaloriasqule en el produc6ximo original con g.Parasa..
4- Hast hace 10smil afios, : ramosauje adoresyco reoletores,
en constte moimiento pae su obtener o amerinto. l materialno

"grita.al cuerpo por movimieito. La masa muscular se :
desarrollaconel ejercicio(aunqueno la veas) y estean batejido,s! S S

















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aumenta a ta metabica gra33760a y consume energia.

Ileno de comida, y al sentir hambre, disminuye el metabolismo, r. i "' : '"": "
Como respuesta natural y fisiol6gica de "ahorro" de energia, i! i ,... i .-.,., "
aumento y disminuci~n.de. peso0:son-.unas m mquinas de; 1 c:
guardae grasa, sin saber.lo: Y se quejari de que comen poco y- !_ 1 i : '-_
siguen engordando..y es totalmente cierto".La soluci6n, ,a..: 21-Pi"tl,,. -- i:
discutiremos con detalle en el pr6ximo articulo.Para mds _
informacin. Visitenos: ww.sblomnujeres.corn "l- :QL i


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EOHTUARI ISEMXITKL LATINO
OBITUARIO SEMANAL LATINO


Julia A. Detras, de 81
ailos de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven 3 hijas; un hijo; 18
nietos; 16 bisnietos.
Sue Buonanno, de 89
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven 2 hijas; 4 nietos;
8 bisnietos.


Thomas J. Pendino, de 56
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su querida esposa,
Melinda; un hijo; una hijas-
tra; 2 hermanas; 4 sobrinos;
una sobrina.
Ram6n "Ray" Ygual, de 67
afios de edad falleci6. Le


sobreviven su querida esposa,
Anna; 3 hijas; un hijo; un
hijastro; una hijastra; un
hermano; y various nietos,
bisnietos, y sobrinas.
Antoinette L. Cappolino,
de 71 afios de edad falleci6.
Le sobreviven 3 hiios; una


Muere Katharine

Hepburn


iNifia Se Casa con Perro!


Una nifia de nueve afios de
edad se cas6 con un perro
callejero en una ceremonia a'
la que asistieron mis de 100
invitados, como parte de un
ritual destinado a'acabar con
un mal augurio, informaron el
jueves medios de prensa.
La nifia, Karnamoni Han-
dsa, tuvo que ser casada con
rapidez para poner fin al mal
augurio, segin las creencias
de la tribu Santhal de la
poblaci6n de Khanyan, en el
oriental estado de Bengala,
inform el peri6dico the
Hindustan Times.
Un diente de Karnamoni
habia salido en su encia su-
perior. Eso es considerado un
mal presagio por la tribu


Santhal.
El padre de la nifia,
Baburam Handsa, un
campesino pobre, no tenia
dinero suficiente para pagar la
dote de su hija con un
muchacho. Por lo tanto,
decidi6 ahorrar dinero
convirtiendo al perro callejero
en el c6nyuge de su hija, dijo
el diario.
La boda se llev6 a cabo el
11 de junio. Otro medio de
prensa tambien inform sobre
el ritual, que no interfere con
la vida de la nifia, quien es
libre de casarse mAs tarde. Ni
siquiera necesita divorciarse
del perro por incompatibilidad
de caracteres, lo cual tambi6n
,costaria dinero.


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c. Los Estados Unidos


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hija; un hermano; 3 nietos.
Carlos Jos6 Aguilera, de
96 afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobrevive su querida familiar
y varies amigos.
Emiliano Arroyo, de 86
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven 5 hijas; un hijo;
una hermana; 2 hermanos; 14
nietos; various bisnietos; 3
tataranietos.
Angela T. Correa, de 31
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su hijo; su madre;
y su compafiera.
Danny Elia, de 43 afios de
edad falleci6. Le sobreviven
su madre, Leona; 2 hermanos.
Nicholas J. Lamagna, de
78 afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su querida esposa,
Rose; y various sobrinos,
sobrinas y primos.
Jesus Rodriguez, de 63
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su querida familiar.
Tomasa Vasquez, de 76
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven 5 hijos; 3 hijas; 21
nietos; 13 bisnietos.
Rolando Casellas, de 43
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su querida esposa;
2 hijos.
Steve Costa, de 42 afios
de edad falleci6. Le sobre-
viven sus padres; una hija; 2
hermanos.
Juana Anatolia Gilvez,
de 79 afios de edad falleci6.
Le sobreviven 2 hijos; 4
hermanas; 4 nietos; y various
sobrinos y sobrinas.
Ignacio "Rod" Rodriguez,
de 85 afios de edad falleci6.
Le sobreviven su hermano con
su respective esposa; una
hija; un hijo; una cufiada; un
nieto.
Jos6 R. P. Ramos, falleci6
el nueve de junio, 2003. Le
sobreviven su querida esposa,
Martha; un hijo; una hija; 2
nietas; una hermana.
Manuel A. Rivero, de 74
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su querida esposa;
2 hijos; una hermana; un
hermano; 2 nietos; 2 sobrinos;
2 sobrinas.
Albert Bardales, de 90
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su querida esposa,
Vioet; una hija; 4 hijastros;
2 nietos; un bisnieto.
Herbert Marrero, falleci6
el nueve de junio, 2003. Le
sobreviven su querida esposa,
Clara; un hijo; una hija; 3
nietas; un nieto; un herma-
no; una hermana; un sobrino.
Joe Menendez, de 92 afios
de edad falleci6. Le sobre-


Elizabeth Taylor lament
la muerte este domingo
de Katharine Hepburn, a
quien veneraba por su
"graciay encanto", mien-
tras que las primeras flo-
res en su homenaje em-
pezaban a aparecer en el
Paseo de la Fama de Ho-
llywood. Latalentosa ac-
triz muri6 a los 96 afios,
despu6s de obtener 3
"Oscares" en su carrera.
viven su querida esposa,
Carmelina; y su fnico hijo,
Joe.
Concepci6n Castro, de 86
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven una hija; un hijo;
5 nietos; 4 bisnietos.
Rose D. Boglino, de 91
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su hijo; un herma-
no; 2 hermanas; 4 nietos; 8
bisnietos.
Alvaro R. Saavedra, de 49
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su querida esposa,
Maria; 2 hijos; 3 hijas; 3
hermanos; 2 hermanas; 3
nietos.
Onelia FernAndez, de 86
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su hijo; una hija;
un hermano; 2 nietas; un
nieto; 2 bisnietas; 2 bisnie-
tos; y various quieridos fami-
liares.
Mario R. Prieto, de 81
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su querida esposa;
su hijo con su respective
esposa; 2 nietos.
Martin Ramirez, de 41
afios de edad falleci6. Le
sobreviven su querida familiar.










La Pagina Italiana

di FORTUNE BOSCO


Pat ed Aida Calderoni stavano
avendo il pranzo al Ristorante Tony in
Ybor City assieme a Pete Labruzzo ed
altri amici.
Pat ed Aida erano appena tornati da
una crociera in Alaska. Pat ha parlato
degli orsi che aveva visto vicino alla
nave. Egli parl6 con gli orsi invitandoli
a Tampa. Aida sorrideva per le store
del marito. Aida, che e la sonna piu'
coraggiosa che conosco parla de marito
con affetto ed more, dicendo come Pat
stia offrendo cura ed aiuto nelle sue
condizioni. Auguriamo una pronta
guarigione a questa meravigliosa signora.
Connie Montiel ha speso otto giorni
a Memorial Hospital malate con
polmonite e pleurite. I1 costo total per
la sua degenza in ospedale ha superato
ventimila dollar. Speriamo che Connie
riacquisterA buona salute al piu' presto.
Kelly Moseley & il nuovo president


del Lions Club Downtown. II Signor
Moseley 6 un Afro-Americano, ex
Colonnello di Aviazine. Gli auguriamo
ogni success del future.

Vogliamo congratulare Elizabeth
Bosco Turner che ha superato gli esami
di direttrice finaziaria.

Congratuliamo i seguenti giovani in
occasion del loro, matrimonio Kim-
berly Taggart e Jason LaBarbera si
sono sposati a Cocoa Beach e sono
andati nell a luna di miele a Sandals
Royal Bahamian.
Tom De Cesare & un astuto ed
intelligence uomo politico.
I1 suo credit piu' important & di
essere riuscito a conquistare il cuore
della moglie Lee Drury, dopo corte che
cominci5 a Miami e si oncluse a New
York. Tom DeCesare ha raggiunto una
important Tampa nella sua esitenza


ed ha festeggiato il 71.mo anniversario delia sua
esistenza.
Essendo sposato ad una magnifica moglie & il
miglior regalo che egli possa ricevere. Comunque,
gli auguriamo ogni bene e felicita per il future.

Frank Sanchez continue a vivera con una valigetta,
viaggiando questi state mente attraverso l'America
Latina. Dopo aver speso tre gio giorni a Miami, egli
6 partito per l'Ecuador, dove ha un conpratto di
consulente con il Governo. Frank tornerA a tappa
alla metA di Luglio.

John Centinaro e la moglie Dee son tornati a
Tampa da Las Vegas, dove John non ha avuyo buona
fortune nella tavole da giuoco. Egli & fortunate in
altre attivitA.

Auguriamo buon compleanno a: Connie Montiel,
Evelyn Ferreri, Marie Leggett, Benedetto Frisco,
Pasquale Cuffaro, Eugene Mac Crum, Harry Burnett,
Jennie Cusumano, Mary Infantino, John Gonzalez,
Vincent Antinotri Ignazio Martinez, Rose Spicola.
Speriamo che tutti avranno lunga vita e felicita.


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Thoughts of the Week
By: Fortune Bosco


Years ago, Skippy Garcia
used to meet regularly in the
evening at Krispy Kreme, dis-
cussing the current events and
politics. One night, his son
Reggie joined us. He had just
graduated from high school
and was enrolled at the Uni-
versity of Florida. I was im-
pressed by the intelligence of
the young man and told Skippy
that, in my opinion, Reggie
would go far in life. Reggie won
the highest honor for a student
and received the Blue Key. I
gave him some money to show
my pleasure and Reggie went
to law school, where he gradu-
ated with honors. I saw Reggie
at two State Democratic Con-
ventions. In one of the conven-
tions I was the parliamentar-
ian for the Hillsborough Del-
egations. More than once I sug-
gested to Reggie to run for pub-
lic office but he enjoyed the
practice of law.
Reggie was a partner in the
Tampa law firm of Gibbons,
Melendi and Garcia and man-
aged the Tallahassee office. He
has been rated AV, which in-
dicates high qualities as an
attorney. He has served on
many positions with the
Florida Bar and was given
many awards for his legal per-
formance. He is a member of


the National Association of
Securities, Dealers Board of
Arbitrators and an arbitrator
for theNewYork Stock Exchange.
Recently, he was appointed an
arbitrator by the Florida De-
partment of Insurance.
He is involved in many
charitable activities. Mr.
Garcia's honors and activities
are too numerous to mention.
It suffices to say he is a great
man and an excellent attorney
and we congratulate his par-
ents for having raised such a
wonderful human being.
We give the Ravioli Award to
those so-called educators who
rated Robinson High School
with a D.
Those people do not know
many of the students are re-
lated to the soldiers who are
serving in Iraq, being attached
to Central Command at
MacDill AFB.
For the "graders" informa-
tion, Robinson has outstand-
ing teachers and an orchestra
with members who qualify for
Julliard admission. The or-
chestra is among one of the
best in the nation and many
of the teachers have been hon-
ored for their performance. In
our opinion, the school merits
a higher grade than D.


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Applications for Citizen Boards Available
Hillsborough County Com- dards set by the Gas Code. dustry. Meeting schedule:
missioners are seeking volun- Three positions are vacant, quarterly, third Tuesday of the
teers to serve on a variety of Positions are specified as two month, 10 a.m.
citizen advisory boards and liquid petroleum installers and Plumbing Board ofAdjust-
councils. Residents interested an alternate. Terms for regu- ment, Appeals and Examin-
in seeking appointment must lar members are four years and ers confirms the competency
be registered voters in Hills- alternate's term is for two and integrity of applicants ap-
borough County. These are years. Nominees for alternate plying for plumbing certifica-
voluntary positions, and mem- position must be licensed in tion in the county, and takes
bers serve without.compensa- the gas industry. Meeting disciplinary action against
tion. Citizens appointed may schedule: quarterly, third those contractors that fail to
be required to file financial dis- Tuesday of the month, 11 a.m. comply with the Plumbing
closure. Deadline for applica- Hillsborough River Board Code. One vacancy exists due
tions is Thursday, July 24. and Technical Advisory to a resignation. Position is
Applications are available Council advises and makes specified as a "master
in the Commissioners' recep- recommendations to the plumber." Appointment will be
tion area on the second floor Hillsborough River Interlocal through Dec..31, 2006. Meet-
of County Center, 601 E. Planning Board on the devel- ing schedule: quarterly, third
Kennedy Blvd. in downtown opment of the coordinated Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m.
Tampa, by calling the Boards master plan for the Sign Appeals Board -
and Councils Coordinator at Hillsborough River Corridor. maintains the county's Sign
272-5632, or on the Boards & The County Commission ap- Regulations contained within
Councils web page at: http:// points one member to this the Land Development Code
www.hillsboroughcounty.6rg/ council. Those who wish to be (LDC) and hears appeals from
bds coun/home.html. The considered for this appoint- the Variance SpecialMaster.It
online form can be filled out ment must have demonstrated also has the power to overturn
online and printed, but cannot an interest in the protection of the decision of the Special
be submitted electronically, the Hillsborough River. Ap- Master andtograntexceptions
Options for submission are pointment will be through to the LDC for just cause.
listed on the application. Ap- June 30, 2006. Three terms are expiring and
pointments will be scheduled Historic Resources Re- two vacancies exist due to res-
for a meeting of the Board of view Board- serves as an ar- ignations. Nominees must be
County Commissioners in Au- chitectural review board for the residents of the unincorpo-
gust and September. Here are protection of historic resources rated area of Hillsborough
the current vacant positions: in unincorporated County. Positions are specified
Cross Connection, Back- Hillsborough County. It recom- as-a landscape architect, a rep-
flow & Back-Siphonage Con- mends archaeological and his- resentative of a civic or neigh-
trol Board assists the torical sites to the County borhoodorganization, aprofes-
plumbing official, the water Commission for landmark des- sional planner, a representa-
purveyor and the health officer ignation and reviews alter- tive of the sign industry, and a
in the enforcement of Appen- nations and new construction member of an environmental
dix D to the Standard Plumb- on landmark sites or districts, organization. Full terms are for
ing Code and other applicable One term is expiring. Position three years and appointment
regulations; hears citizen com- is specified as an owner of an for unexpired terms will be for
plaints concerning the Appen- historic property listed on the remainder of terms. Meeting
dix and regulations and when Florida Master Site File. Nomi- schedule: first Thursday of
appropriate makes recommen- nees must be residents of the each month, as needed, 9 am.
nations to the County Corn- unincorporated area of the Tourist Development
mission regarding changes to county. Term is for three years: Council prepares a tourist
the regulations; and serves as Meeting schedule: third Tues- development plan for the
an appeals board from any de- day of each month, 4 p.m. County Commission that pro-
cision, ruling or determination Mechanical Board of Ad-' poses uses for the tourist de-
of the inspection agency in- justment,AppealsandExam- velopment tax revenue and
volved in the enforcement of iners confirms the compe- monitors trust fund spending.
the regulations. One vacancy tency and integrity of appli- It also makes recommenda-
exists, position is specified as cants applying for mechanical tions to the Commission forde-
an attorney. Term is for four certification in the county, and veloping tourism in the area.
years. Meeting schedule: at takes disciplinary action One vacancy exists due to,a
least quarterly, against those contractors that resignation. Nominees must be
Gas Board of Adjustment, fail to comply with the Me- representatives of the tourism
Appeals and Examiners chanical Code. Two vacancies industry. Appointment will be
governs the certification of gas exist. Positions are specified as for remainder of term, which
contractors doing work in alternates. Terms are for two expires Dec. 31, 2006. Meet-
Hillsborough County and en- years. Nominees must be li- ing schedule: at least quarterly,
forces adherence to the stan- censed in the mechanical in- or as called by the chairman.


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(Continued from page 1)
her candidacy for Hillsborough
County School Board District 7.
She is a single mother whose chil-
dren attend local public schools.
She has a master's degree in so-
cial work and is a certified
traumatologist and compassion
fatigue specialist. She is fluent
in Spanish and sign language.
District 7 is currently repre-
sented by Carol Kurdell, who plans
to file for reelection this month.
Douglas Gibner has also filed
for this seat.

After 40 years in education,
our good friend Sam Rampello
retired on Monday, June 30. He
has been a school teacher, HCC
administrator and served on the
Hillsborough County School
Board for 18 years. His last posi-
tion was administrator for
Hillsborough County Schools in
the Federal Finance Depart-
ment. His contributions to our
public schools have been great
and his service to public educa-
tion will be missed.
Mr. Rampello has not decided
what he will do in his retire-
ment, but we know he will not
sit still. Many of his friends and
supporters are encouraging him,
to run for Clerk of the Circuit
Court in 2004.

The Florida Democratic Party
scored a big success with its an-
nual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner
held this past weekend at the
Westin-Diplomat in Hollywood,
Fl. The event drew its largest
crowd ever with 1,500.people in
attendance. Speakers included
former New York Governor
Mario Cuomo, Governor of New
Mexico Bill Richardson and U.S.
House of Representatives Minor-
ity Leader Nancy Pelosi.
No Democratic presidential
candidates were in attendance,
but their volunteers tried to
drum up support from the state's
loyal Democratic base. Bob Gra-
ham has the most visible support
by a large margin.
U.S. Senate candidates were
pressing the flesh in the halls and
if you can make judgments by
campaign stickers, Betty Castor
will be a formidable candidate
for the nomination.
The contingent of Hills-bor-
ough County Democrats that par-
ticipated in the dinner include
U.S. Congressman Jim Davis,
U.S. Senate candidate Betty Cas-
tor, County Commissioner Kathy
Castor, State Representative Bob
Henriquez, State Representative
Arthenia Joyner, Bill McBride,
Alex Sink, local party chair Janee
Murphy, Cathy Bartolotti, Tif-
fany Bolt, Allison McInnis-
Gimbert, Michael and Miriam
Steinberg with their.daughter
Jackyln, and Victor DiMaio, Jrm
We hear Bill McBride,, former,
Democratic gubernatorial danidil:
date, drew crowds of well-wish-
ers during the event.
*****
The governor is calling back
the Legislature for a special session
on July 9 to try again to fatten
the pockets of medical malprac-.
tice insurance companies. If this
session doesn't create legislation
he wants, he plans to keep calling
special sessions until September. -
The Senate has an honest dis-


agreement with the governor on
the level of caps for pain and suf-
fering awards. Instead of re-
specting the balance of power
dictated by our state constitution
and compromising with the Sen-
ate to craft legislation both can
support, he intends to bully them
into submission. Our governor is
acting like a child who holds his
breath until he gets his way.

A friend told us that she went
to a hospital/emergency room in
Polk County over the weekend
after wrenching her leg. After
the x-rays, the doctor wanted to
inject pain medicine. Our friend
informed the doctor that because
of all the medication she was cur-
rently taking for other health
problems that only a certain kind
of pain medicine should be used
to prevent a bad reaction with
the other drugs. The doctor, who
had never seen this patient be-
fore, chose to ignore her concerns
that were based on personal ex-
perience and administer the pain
medication that he thought was
best and sent her on her way. One
hour after leaving the hospital
our friend went into convulsions
and had to return to the same
emergency ward to be treated for
her reaction to the drugs that
were just administered.
We tell this story because of
the current malpractice debate.
The governor wants to blame the
high cost of malpractice insur-
ance on greedy lawyers suing
doctors for frivolous cases. There
were no greedy lawyers in our
friend's emergency room when
this malpractice was performed
on her, only an arrogant doctor.
She won't sue because no per-
manent damage was done, nor
will she report the doctor's mis-
conduct because she has no idea
who to report it to. The doctor is
likely to continue his arrogance
until someone really gets hurt
and he. is sued.
Governor,.please, tell me how
capping pain and suffering dam-
ages at $250,000 fixes this prob-
lem, which recurs every day at the
hands of a few careless physicians.

The Clarkson Company is sup-
pose to break ground for its 138
room Hampton Inn in Ybor City
at the end of July. The site is at
7th Avenue and 13th Street.

Fuel night club, located at the
former Frankie's Patio in Ybor
City, is making a nuisance of it-
self according to some residents.
Residents in Camden Apart-
ments in Ybor City have com-
plained about noise levels late at
night coming from the club. The
enforcement of the noise ordi-
nance in Ybor City is ineffective
and infrequent. The club's man-
ager turns the volume down
when decibels are being mea-
sured, but cranks it right back up
after the noise police move on.
We know one business owner
who enjoyed living in Ybor City
until Fuel opened up, but has
since moved because of the noise.
This gentleman had plans to
renovate a large old warehouse
in the historic district and con-
vert it to residential units, but
has now changed his mind. He
told us that if he doesn't want to
live in Ybor City because of the


by PATRICK
JAS WE HEARD IT- IVIANTEIGA


noise, why would he expect oth-
ers to? He is likely to change the
project to commercial. That's too
bad. Ybor City needs the residen-
tial units to be successful.
The City of Tampa has a lot
invested here and should get
tough on violators of the noise
ordinance. We don't need any
more studies, committees or
rules regarding noise levels. We
just need enforcement.

Ybor City is the place to be for
the Fourth of July with its "Big
Bang Boom" celebration. The party
starts at 4 p.m. in Centro Ybor
with contests for the family like
pie eating, hotdog eating andbal-
loon tossing. There will also be a
beach party at 15th Street and
7th Avenue featuring sand-castle
building, limbo, beach balls and
music. The parade starts at 7 p.m.
and travels down 7th Avenue. Ybor
City's Fireworks Extravaganza
tops off the event at 9:45 p.m.

Hillsborough Community Col-
lege (HCC) ranked 15th nation-
ally for the number of associate's
degrees conferred in 2001-2002
according to the June 23, 2003*
issue of Community College
Week. The magazine ranked HCC
34th in conferring associate's
degrees to African Americans,
39th to Hispanics and 13th to
non-minorities. HCC was fourth
in conferring nursing degrees.
******
Daphne Boyd and Dr. Ferdie
Pacheco have started a film com-
pany Tri-Banana Productions.
Its first project is "The Ferdie
Pacheco Story," which will air on
ESPN nationally and ABC lo-
cally. Filming will begin this
month with shooting in New
York, Los Angeles, Miami and
Tampa. Ms. Boyd is the producer,
director and writer. Dr. Pacheco
is the co-producer and writer.

Hillsborough County Demo-
cratic Executive Committee
members Phyllis Busansky and
Joe Bohren have been working
hard to encourage the formation
of Democratic clubs across the
county to strengthen the local party.
One of the results of this effort was
a meeting organized and hosted
by Michael and Miriam
Steinberg at their home Monday
evening, June 30. Over 50 people
attended to discuss forming the
North Hillsborough County
Democratic Club. We're told the
group was very enthusiastic and
the meeting was a great success.

The Ybor City Chamber of
Commerce will feature Colonel
David M. "Tanker" Snyder, the
new commander of MacDill Air
Force Base, as speaker for its
monthly luncheon on Tuesday,
July 8, starting at 11:45 a.m. at the
Columbia Restaurant. Advanced
admission for members is $18 and
$20 for guests. Tickets at the door
cost $22. Call Anna Ramos at 248-
3712, ext. 22 to reserve seating.
******
Have you heard of
MoveOn.org? It could be a bright
spot on the horizon of Demo-
cratic fundraising. MoveOn.org
was started as a way for internet
loving liberal Democrats to get
together online during the re-
publican attacks on President
Clinton. It now has become an or-
ganization with 1.4 million mem-


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bers that has built a track record
of soliciting their membership to
make direct campaign contribu-
tions to progressive candidates.
Last year, MoveOn.org members
donated over $4 million to can-
didates and it's reported that a
MoveOn.org push for Senator
Paul Wellstone brought him
$600,000 in two days from indi-
vidual contributors.
Last week, MoveOn.org held a
two-day online preference vote
for Democratic presidential can-
didates. This wasn't just a beauty
contest, the stakes were high. If
any candidates received over 50
percent, MoveOn.org would
gives its endorsement to the win-
ner. No candidate received over
50 percent of the 317,674 votes
cast, but voters showed a definite
preference. Here are the results
with the number of votes cast and
the percentage:

Howard Dean 139,360 43.87%
Dennis Kucinich 76,000 23.93%
John Kerry 49,973 15.73%
John Edwards 10,146 3.19%
Richard Gephardt 7,755 2.44%
Bob Graham 7,113 2.24%
Carol Moseley Braun 7,021 2.21%
Undecided 6,378 2.01%
Other 6,121 1.93%
Joseph Lieberman 6,095 1.92%
Al Sharpton 1,677 .53%

MoveOn.org also had a second
ballot question asking voters to
indicate all the candidates that
they would enthusiastically sup-
port. Here are those results:

Howard Dean 264,866 86.02%
John Kerry 231,830 75.29%
Dennis Kucinich 210,164 68.25%
John Edwards 172,076 55.88%
Richard Gephardt 163,110 52.97%
Carol M. Braun 155,628 50.54%
Bob Graham 153,045 49.70%
Joseph Lieberman 132,447 42.01%
Al Sharpton 109,249 35.48%

MoveOn.org tried to maintain
the integrity of its online voting
by limiting one vote per email
address and testing to see that
no one computer sent multiple
votes or that a member voted
more than once by using differ-
ent email addresses.

This year's Hispanic man and
woman of the year have been an-
nounced by Tampa Hispanic
Heritage Inc.
Victor Fernandez, principal of
Pierce Middle School is the
Hispanic man of the year. He is
an effective principal and is the
co-founder of "Club. Arriba," a stu-
dent club that works to inspire
Hispanic students to be better
students, stay in school and to
understand the future opportu-
nities available to them through
education.
Second District Court of Ap-
peal Judge Virginia Hernandez
Covington is the Hispanic
woman of the year. As the first
Cuban-American woman to be-
come a Florida appellate judge
she is a shining example to His-
panic youth that hard work and
education leads to success and
that it's important to give back
to your community and help oth-
ers as you achieve your goals.
Mr. Fernandez and Judge
Covington are excellent choices
for this honor. The awards will
be presented at a gala in Sep-
tember as a kickoff event to His-
panic Heritage Month.
Read about Mr. Fernandez in
this week's Silhouettes.










Hd[AS] KILTS]


ARIES (March2i -April 19):
Don't be Sheepish about ask-
ing questions and demanding
answers. You' not only gain
needed information, but also
respect for your steadfast
search for the truth.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20):
A money problem that shows
up early in the week is expedi-
tiously resolved by savvy Bo-
vines who know how to turn a
momentary financial lapse into
a monetary gain.
GEMINI (May 21 June 20):
It's a good time to shed nega-
tive energy-draining forces and
develop a positive approach to
handling current, as well as
upcoming, personal and/or
professional situations.
CANCER (June 21 July 22):
Your urge to to your best on a
current task is commendable.
But don't let it become all-con-
suming. Spend some spiritu-
ally restorative time with those
who love you.
LEO (July 23 August 22):
This could be a good time for
all you Leos and Leonas to take
your bows for your recent
achievements and then go off
to enjoy some fun times with
your prides and joys.
VIRGO (August 23 Septem-
ber 22): A negative response
to a well-intentioned sugges-
tion could communicate a
sense of distrust you might
later find hard to refute. Think
carefully before reacting.


LIBRA (September 23 Oc-
tober 22): Your loving atten-
tion comforts a family member
who is feeling a bit out of sorts.
But be careful to prioritize your
time so you don't neglect your
work duties.
SCORPIO (October 23 No-
vember 21): Your curiosity
might be resented by some.
But those who know you will
support your penchant for
never settling forless than the
truth. So stay with it.
SAGITTARIUS (November.
22 December 21): A pesky
situation from the past recurs,
albeit in an altered form. Deal
with it promptly before it can
go from merely irksome to de-
cidedly troublesome.
CAPRICORN (December 22 -
January 19): Don't wait too
long to submit your proposals
after giving them a last look-
over. If necessary, you should
be able to defend any portion
called into question.
AQUARIUS (January 20 -
February 18): A bid to use
your workplace dispute-set-
tling skills in another situation
is tempting. But be careful: You
might not have all the facts
you'll need if you agree to do it
PISCES (February 19 -
March 20): That sense of self-
doubt is so untypical of you,
you should have no qualms in
shaking it off. Remind yourself
of all you've done and can do,
and then do it again.


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Jeb's slashing voter-nian-
dated education reform as too
expensive makes imperative
taxpayers' demanding that
HCC explain its hiring policy.
For 28 years from faculty
vantage, I observed what
passed for equal-employment-
opportunity hiring there.
HCC presidents have pro-
vided tax-paid jobs for no-tal-
ent offspring of the town's pow-
erful; devised berths for bud-
dies, hangers on, and clerical
concubines; and hatched slots
for ex-newspaper folk in for-
lorn hope of better press.
One GK press refugee
threatened to sue me for libel
because I wrote that he and the
GK gang were numbskulls. I
planned to have my ACLU le-
gal team summon the psychol-
ogy department at trial to ad-
minister IQ tests to confirm my
opinion. Unhappily, somebody
reminded the newspaper fellow
of academic freedom and
thwarted my courtroom glory.
The jobs program and
bloated administrative salaries
rubberstamped by a somno-
lent Board of Trustees all come
off the top before a penny gets
to the students or faculty.
One extant example illus-
trates typical HCC jobs-pro-
gram-for-buddies hiring. It
concerns the employment of
one John Huerta.
Getting data concerning
Mr. Huerta's status was tough.
Dr. Stephenson remained un-
responsive despite the web
site's declaring HCC's policies
and practices transparent to
taxpayers.
Previous to the Huerta in-
quiries, I went to a BOT meet-
ing to get salaries of the six
highest-paid administrators;
the number of part-timers
working 30 or fewer hours,
hence deprived of health-care
and other benefits; the health-
care cost per worker; and
whether the college mandates
outsourced workers receive
comparable benefits. The Board
forwarded this data that the
president's office would not.
VP Rob Wolfe quite miracu-
lously provided Dr.
Stephenson's contract after
only one request, confirming
my suspicion that Rob is a
smart cookie disguised as a
lamebrain for survival in the
GK sausage factory.
Dr. Stephenson's silence
forced me to email questions
to Mr. Huerta:
1. Is it true that you were
brought by Dr. Stephenson
into HCC when she assumed
the job of president?
2. Is it true that your job
was not advertised? How many
competing candidates did you


have for your position?
3. Could you forward me a
copy of your job description?
I am particularly interested in
the academic-credentials re-
quirement.
4. Is it true that there was
perhaps deliberate obfuscation
about your academic creden-
tials, which included your us-
ing ABD" on your employment
submission, the commonly un-
derstood academic term for"all
but dissertation" for a Ph.D.?
5. Is your terminal degree
still a Bachelor's degree?
6. Is it true that several
years ago (before I retired) you
were discovered to have used
your office computer to surf
the Internet for pornography?
7. Is it true that you re-
ceived no punishment for this
-misuse of college equipment
and professional time?
8. If you did receive punish-
ment, what was it? Did it in-
clude an insertion in your per-
sonnel file and/or a reduction
in salary?
The fellow's stilted 19th-
century non-response follows:
I am in receipt of your email
request for information about
Hillsborough Community Col-
lege. Your request for the job
description for the position of
Vice President for External Af-
fairs should be submitted as a
public record request to the
Human Resources Office.
That information is as follows:
Ms. Suzanne Flaig. Director,
Human Resources
Mr. Huerta didn't answer
the questions. One infers can-
did answers would not prove
exculpatory. For someone
whose job description says he
"oversees public relations and
communications," this missive
reveals meager public relations
and communication talent.
The Huerta job description
Ms. Flaig sent provides a speci-
men ofgauzy HCC flimflam full
of gaseous generalities and no
meat:. It outlines a typical HCC
chum's ersatz position, pulled
from thin air and billed to tax-
payers. It does not mention
academic credentials. Nor have
I received answers from Ms.
Flaig on other questions.
This phantom job appar-
ently left Mr. Huerta so much
time on his hands that he
surfed the web for pornogra-
phy or threw spit balls into the
waste basket. An incisive CEO
would have fired him for mis-
use of position. Protecting bud-
dies has limits.
Memory says that Dr. Jeff
Hockaday, interim president,
created the Huerta position
after the Board kicked out Dr.
Paloumpis and sent him to
Plant City Coventry with a


$70,000 golden parachute.
Disgraced, kicked-out admin-
istrators traditionally engineer
Board-stamped lucrative exit
packages that taxpayers sub-
sidize. More likely, however, Dr.
Stephenson created the sine-
cure after Dr. Hockaday engi-
neered her hiring. It is, I sub-
mit, one of those cushy HCC
faux-job buddy niches that
cost taxpayers $99,528.56
yearly, enough to hire three
teachers.
SThe BOT letter says the
highest-salaried jobs under Dr.
Stephenson are Rob Wolf,
$108,562; Felix Haynes,
$105,024; Carlo Soto, $102,260;
Lois-Gaston, $100,555; John
Huerta, S99, 528; and Robert
Chunn; $98,321. Rob Wolfe's
exalted perch astonishes. I
knew he was covertly agile, but
he was hanging by his finger-.
nails when I retired.
Defying logic, executive sal-
ary bloat has burgeoned the
last ten years. It is a kind of
tulip madness that feeds on
itself. The excuse for excessive
salaries claims they must be
"competitive.: One should not
compete with lunacy, espe-
cially with tax money. If the
BOT sets reasonable salaries,
applicants will still flood in,
and some may even be inter-
ested in education, not remu-
neration. HCC could be the
first to establish a benign pre-
-cedent of sensible salaries
amongst tulip madness.
The president merits no
more than $100,000, no car-
and housing-allowance or
other frills. Vice Presidents get
no more than $75,000. Nobody's
going to starve on those sala-
ries. The average county in-
come is $21,000. These bloated
administrative salaries create
an obscene let-them-eat-cake
atmosphere. The Board should
abolish Mr. Huerta's show job
and hire three teachers.
This recommendation saves
about $400,000 that could
provide health care for part-
time workers and allow them
to become full time. The scam
of exploiting adjuncts and
other part-time workers to pad
administrative salaries is un-
ethical. A college should not
engage in such shoddy behav-
ior. There are over forty million
Americans without health care
in the richest country in the
world. Of these, 1,178 are part-
time drones at HCC.
The Board should insist
that outsourced people receive
health-care. Some of the most
vulnerable people among us fill
these jobs. The Board's failure
to protect them does not model
morally acceptable behavior at
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* On the Other Hand

by Lee Drury De Cesare


First, Do No Harm









An Evening of Excellence


lSILNHO UETTES


by Paul Guzzo


Alone in a strange country,
no relatives or friends in sight,
nowhere to live and sleeping on
a park bench, the U.S. did not,
seem like the "land of.oppor-
tunity" that Victor Fernandez
had heard so much about. If
there was a bridge
leading from
Tampa back to Tampi
Spain, he said he
would have im-
mediately crossed
the bridge home. V
But the kindness
of a stranger
changed Fernan-
dez' life around,
opened the doors
ofopportunity for
him and allowed
him to fulfill his
dreams ofsuccess.
"I owe every- -"i
thing I have in -i
this country to
Reverend James
Holmes of St.
John's Presbyte-
rian Church. He
was kind enough
to take me in, give
me a place to live
and become my
mentor, assisting ,
me in my studies
and adjustment I
to a new country. = ='
The only thing he
ever asked for in "Revere
return is that I chain and
one day return for you, yo
the favor to others return. lVe
and help them to o me and
make something doors of o
of their lives. I live
everyday working
hard to fulfill my promise to
the reverend."
Fernandez, now principal at
Pierce Middle School, has more
than lived up to his promise,
helping hundreds of children
throughout Hillsborough
County as a teacher, ad-
ministrator and founder of
Club Arriba.
Along with DeSoto Elemen-
tary School Principal Manuel
Duran, Fernandez founded Club
Arriba about nine years ago
while he was vice principal at
Pierce Middle School in order
to deal with the growing drop
out rate of Latino students.
1I could t believe how many
Latino students were dropping
out as early as ninth grade,"
said Fernandez. "So I took 12
students who I felt had the
most drop out potential be-
cause of their poor grades and
behavioral problems and be-
gan working with them under
Club Arriba. I mentored them,
constantly reminding them
how important their studies
were, took them on trips and
introduced them to Latino
leaders in the community to
provide them with role models.
I just wanted to give them a
reason to continue coming to
school; I wanted to make their
days exciting so they looked
forward to school and would
not want to drop out. The pro-
gram was successful and it
continued to grow from there."
Today, 12 different schools
throughout the county have a
Club Arriba and USF and EN-
LACE both work closely with.
the club, which is now open to
students-of all races. Not only
are Latino students from Pierce
Middle School staying in school
due to Club Arriba, they are
also going to college and at-
taining academic scholarships.
"The dropout rate of Latino
students is a nationwide prob-
lem," said Fernandez. "Many-
come from low income families
and decide to drop out at an
early age to help their family
financially; others never see
the light at the end of the tun-


nel, never see any opportuni-
ties for success. Club Arriba
shows these children thatany-
thing is possible if they just
work hard and want it enough."
And the students at Pierce
Middle School need not look


a Hispanic Heritag
Man of the Year

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any further than Principal
Fernandez for proof of hard
work paying off.
Growing up in the small
mountain town of Pola de
Laviano, Spain in the province
of Asturias, Fernandez said he
had one dream in life to travel
the world and one day become
an educator. For two years, as
age 16 and 17, he spent his
summers in London working at
a resident for handicapped
people. He would feed them,
clean their rooms, take them
for walks and supervise trips.
Not only did this experience
provide him with the opportu-
nity to see Europe, but it also
gave him a new outlook on life.
"They gave me an apprecia-
tion for life," said Fernandez.
"I realized how lucky I was.
Some of the residents could
barely use their arms but
wanted to be painters, so
learned to paint with the brush
in their mouth. They showed
me that if you want to do some-
thing bad enough, nothing can
hold you back."
Fernandez soon took this
motto and acted upon it.
While in college, Asturias
came upon bad times. Presi-
dent Franco was in power and
political strikes were becoming
commonplace. Fernandez said
he grew tired of all the troubles
and decided to move to the
United States for a better life.
But it wasn't easy.
He arrived in Tampa and his
host family didn't work out,
leaving Fernandez with no-
where togo. He spentafew nights
on a park bench while attend-
ing Hillsborough Community
College and was contemplating
going home to Spain, but his
desire to succeed wouldn't let
him give up so easily.
"To be very honest, I am a
very strong person and didn't
want to disappoint my par-
ents," he explained. "When I
came to America I had very high
expectations and wanted to
become somebody important.
I would not go home and show
my parents I was a quitter.


"But it wasn't easy. Even i
I had a place to stay it would
have been difficult. To come to
a new country, learn a new
language and try to adjust to
the new culture is very diffi-
cult. You're basically starting
life over again
from scratch.
e, Inc. Whenyou add on
top of all those
adjustments the
fact that I had no
eZ where to live, it
made my first
few days in this
S country a tough
time."
4l A friend of
Fernandez'intro-
duced him to
SReverend James
Holmes and in-
formed the rever-
end of Fernandez'
situation. Rever-
I^ I end Holmes took
Fernandez into
S I his home, helped
him to attained a
i scholarship to
Sthe USF and al-
lowed him to stay
with him until
[ graduation.
"He was my
best friend, my
mentor and a sec-
ond father to me,"
at life is a said Fernandez.
thing good can never thank
someone in him enough for
ot of doors all he did."
openingg the He graduated
s I can." from USF in
1979 with a B.A.
in foreign lan-
guages, becoming fluent in
English, Italian and Russian.
After working odd jobs as a
strawberry picker and cook, he
finally fulfilled his dreams of
working in education when
Hillsborough County hired him
to work with students from
other countries.
"My job was to work as an
instructor for the bilingual pro-
gram," he explained. "I worked
in different schools in the
county helping foreign children
adjust to this country. I helped
them with their studies, learn-
ing English and adjusting to
the new culture. It was reward-
ing to be able to help children
who had the same problems I
once had."
He went on to teach math,
English and Spanish at a va-
riety of schools in the county,
such as Gaither, Pierce and
Chamberlain. He then earned
his master's degree in admin-
istration, became vice princi-
pal at Pierce Middle School
and started Club Arriba.
Four years later he was pro-
moted to principal.
Fernandez' many contribu-
tions to education and the
community have not gone un-
noticed. He is a former Tampa
Hispanic Heritage, Inc. Educa-
tor of the Year winner and is
this year's Tampa Hispanic
Heritage, Inc. Man of the Year.
"What a great honor," he
said. "I am so proud, but at the
same time I know there are
many good people who deserve
it just as much as I do. I don't
try to win awards, I just want
to continue to work hard and
do what is necessary to help
the children at my school and
in the community.
"Reverend Holmes always
told me that life is a chain and
whenever someone does some-
thing good for you, you must
do something good for some-
one in return. Well, this coun-
try has opened a lot of doors
to me and now I want to pay it
back by opening the doors of
opportunity for as many people
as I can."


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dent of Tampa General Hospital Ron Hytoff.

The "Salute to Excellence" Dinner and Auction to benefit
the American Liver Foundation was held on Friday, June 20
at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Tampa.
Awards to recognize remarkable Tampa residents for their
tireless efforts to better the community were presented at
the event. The honorees were acknowledged for their dedica-
tion to and impact on society as a whole and the individuals
who make up our community. The honorees for the evening
included Dick Greco, former mayor of Tampa; Ron Hytoff,
president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital; and Don and
Dale Vauiso, founders of the Tampa Bay Hepatitis and Liver
Disease Support Group, Inc.


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Hitler wrote in the poorly
written but extremely popular
Mein Kampf (My Struggle),
that if lies are told long enough
and forcefully enough they will
be regarded as the "truth." To
justify going to war, this ad-
ministration is using the same'
technique regarding Iraq.
The administration rea-
sons America is engaged in
a war with Iraq because they
possessed a threat t o America
and to the rest of the world
with their WMD (Weapons of
Mass Destruction) and biologi-
cal warfare plans. To date,
they have not.found a hintl
But that shouldn't surprise
the American people because
all presidents lie to justify go-
ing to war.
Impelled by the continuing
disappointment tb find biologi-
cal or chemical weapons since
Baghdad fell on April 9, the
Senate Select Committee on
intelligence is holding hearings
into the accuracy of the Bush
administration's prewar intel-
ligence on Iraq's WMD. Over
the past several weeks, Bush
has been nipped by allegations
from intelligence officials and
others that he misused intelli-
gence data to justify the war.
Well, most Americans already
knew this.
If we examine history, it is
thriving with examples of
American leaders lying to its
citizens for reasons to go to war.
.To list a few specific cases,
according to the Libertarian
Party:
In 1898, the U.S.S. Maine blew
.p off the coast of Cuba killing
250 U.S. soldiers. Although most
historians believe it was an ac-
.ident, Congress used "Re-
nember the Maine" as a rally-
ng cry to declare war on Spain.
In 1990, the current
president's dad perpetrated
the infamous "babies being
pulled from incubators hoax,"
vhich claimed that Iraqi troops
invaded a hospital in Kuwait
2ity and ripped babies from in-
:ubators and shipped the in-


cubators off to Baghdad. After
the war, it was determined
that a Washington D.C pub-
lic relations firm was paid
$10.7 million by the govern-
ment of Kuwait to fabricate
the story!
In 1964, two U.S. destroy-
ers in the Gulf of Tonkin're-
ported being fired upon by the
North Vietnamese an attack
that in reality never happened.
Yet President Lyndoi Johnson
used the incident to win sup-
port for a Congressional reso-
lution authorizing a military
strike in Vietnam.
Joe Seehusen, executive di-
rector of the Libertarian Party,
steadfastly opposed the inva-
sion of Iraq, asking, "Do we
really need a congressional
hearing to discover that politi-
cians are adept at using words
as weapons of mass decep-
tion?" Even if Saddam had
such weapons, would he have
used them to attack the United
States? The fact that he didn't
use these weapons against our
troops when his country was
on the verge of defeat is a po-
tent indication that if Iraq had
these weapons, he would not
"have used them to attack the
U.S. if a strike against Saddam
was not planned.
The claims against Saddam
and. his breed were exagger-
ated or at least result in the
"Big Lie." So far Saddam and
bin Laden, like snakes, have
slithered out of reach of the
military. They are steps ahead
of our military. They are astute
and clever, anid our only hope
is that someone with dreams
of grandeur in their midst will
assassinate them and claim
the reward money!
-It-may be too premature to
rule definitively that Iraq has
WDM, but the above questions
seriously remain.
The press, in their quest to
find a hero of this war, recently
attempted to make a hero out
of Jessica Lynch, showering
her with movie and book deals,
but she "conveniently" fell into


amnesia. The press had her
"fighting to the death." If we
can believe the Washington
Post (as we can believe the ad-
ministration), she was riddled
with bullets and knife wounds.
Her rescue was a Hollywood
Scenario. I feel for Ms. Lynch,
who joined the military so she
could have an education -
that's the foremost reason she
gave. The following words
would put in perspective this
quest to end all wars!
"Why of course the people
don't want war. Why should
some poor slob on a farmnwant
to risk his life in a war when
the best he can get out of it is
to come back to his farm in one
piece? Naturally, the. common
people don't want war ... But
after all, it is the leaders of the
country who determine the
policy, arid it is always a
simple matter todrag people
along, whether it is a de-
mocracy, or a fascist dicta-
torship, or a parliament, or
a communist dictatorship ...
Voice or no voice, the people
can always be brought to the
bidding of leaders. That is
easy. All you have to do is
tell them they are being at-
tacked (and) denounce the
pacifist for the lack of patrio-
tism and exposing the coun-
try to danger." Believe it or
not, these are the words of
Hitler's commander of the
Luftwaffe, Herman Goering.
In contrast, a truly demo-
cratic president, Franklin D.
Roosevelt, said in 1940, "I
don't want to see a single war
millionaire created in the
United States as a result of this
world (WWII) disaster."
An Army private on the
ground in Iraq is paid ap-
proximately $19,600 a year,
including extra combat pay.
An Army general gets
$156,000 a year. The average
CEO of a Pentagon contrac-
tor received $1 1,297,548 last
year 577 times more than the
"poor slob" who constantly
risks his life!


MY VIEWPOINT,
By John T. Spera


The Big Lie

"When my love swears that she is made of-truth,
I do believe her, though I know she lies." Shakespeare


No big screen character
stood mightier than King Kong.
The giant gorilla who battled
dinosaurs on Skull Island and
wreaked havoc in New York is
a film legend that still holds
power over movie watchers to-
day. The 1933 film, directed by
Merian C. Pooper and Ernest
B. Schoedsack, came well be-
fore its time and remains the
most influential special effects
movie in the history of cinema.
As a child, I was captivated
by Kong; it completely blew me
away. The movie seemed so
real; I believed what I was
watching, even though I knew
in the back of my mind that it
was all make believe. I watched
it over and over again, and I
continued to be amazed. Willis
O'Brien's stunning stop-mo-
tion-animation effects look
good even by today's standards
and they must have been down
right shocking when the film
was released in 1933. The
magical effects of Kong came
just six years after the very first
talking picture, The Jazz
Singer, starring Al Jolson.
Enthusiastic filmmaker
Carl Denham (Robert
Armstrong) journeys to the
mysterious Skull Island to find
a legendary beast known as
Kong. Denham has brought
with him on the trip a.beauti-
ful young woman named Ann
Darrell (Fay Wray), whom hb
plans to include in his new pic-
ture. The natives of the island
kidnap Darrell and give her as
a bride to the giant ape. Kong,
whom they view as a god.
Ann Darrel's love interest, a
sailor named Jack Driscoll
(Bruce Cabot), stays on Kong's
trail and finally rescues Ann.
An angered Kong gives chase
to the couple and is knocked
unconscious by one of
Denham's powerful gas
bombs. Denham has the ape
transported by raft back to
New York City to be used as a
public attraction.
Big mistake.
Kong breaks free and runs


rampart across the city, caus-
ing mass destruction every-
where he goes. The ape climbs
to the top of the Empire State
Building, where he makes his
final stand against machine.
gun firing airplanes in one of
the most famous sequences in
all of film.
King Kong is thrilling and
captivating, not to mention
surprisingly moving. It is mov-
ing due to Kong's extreme care
and love of Darrell and his will
to never let her go. This unique
love represents the movie's
Beauty and the Beast theme.
For me personally, Kong's
death at the end of the film is
a tragedy. How such a magnifi-
cent creature should be taken
against his will, from his home,
be stranded in a world he
doesn't know or understand,
and then be slaughtered by
those who fear him, is a
shameful crime. I believe that
Kong, more than anything else,
shows the ignorance and cru-
elty of man.
I've heard news that The
Lord of the'Rings director Pe-
ter Jackson plans to remake
King Kong as his next project.
Jackson absolutely loved ev-
erything that the original Kong
was, and is eager to make a
new film that gives it justice,
unlike the disastrous 1976 re-
make that starred Jeff Bridges
and Jessica Lang. The '76 film
version of Kong had a terrible
screenplay and equally terrible
performances by the cast.
Jackson insists that his new
version will be based on the
1933 original and will even be
set in the 1930's time period.
King Kong could very well be
considered as the best Ameri-
can film in one of three movie
genres: horror, adventure or
fantasy. Whatever type of movie
you consider Kong to be, one
thing is for certain: it's films
like this that are the reasons.
we love the movies. Kong helped
make me the movie watcher I
am today, and I couldn't thank
the big fella more.


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NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS
FOR WATER USE PERMITS
IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS FOR WUPS TO WITHDRAW WATER
FROM WELLS ANDiOR SURFACE SOURCES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED
BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
iSWFWMD) FROM
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SITEiPROJECT NAME NOT SPECIFIED
20 6203 004 APPLICATION RECEIVED 5!22/03 FOR IRRIGATION OF
CITRUS AND VEGETABLES/OTHER
TOTAL REQUESTED WITHDRAWAL
AVERAGE DAILY GALLONS. PER DAY: 1;768,809 PEAK MONTH
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THE APPLICATIONS ARE ON FILE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND
AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. IF REQUESTED QUANTITIES ARE NOT
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INTERESTED PERSONS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INSPECT A
COPY OF THE APPLICATION AND SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS
CONCERNING THE APPLICATION. IN ADDITION, IF YOU WISH TO BE
ADVISED AS TO AGENCY ACTION REGARDING A PERMIT
APPLICATION AND PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST AN
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING REGARDING THE APPLICATION, YOU
MUST FILE A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, 2379 BROAD STREET, BROOKS-
VILLE, FLORIDA 34609-6899. ANY REQUESTS OR COMMENTS MUST
BE FILED WITH THE RECORDS AND DATA DEPARTMENT AT THE
ABOVE ADDRESS AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT
NOT LATER THAN 14 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE AND
SHALL INCLUDE THE PERMIT APPLICATION NUMBER.
THE DISTRICT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON DISABILITY.
ANYONE REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION UNDER THE
ADA SHOULD CONTACT THE RECORDS AND DATA DEPARTMENT
AT (352) 796-7211 OR 1-800-423-1476.TDD ONLY 1-800-231-6103.
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INFO BEAT

Tampa Museum
This summer, the brave men and women of the U.S. mili-
tary can spend a day with their families enjoying the Tampa
Museum of Art's exhibition free of charge. Current exhibi-
tions at the museum include Voces y Visiones: Highlights
from El Museo del Barrio's Permanent Collection, Modem Art
from Florida, Greetings from Florida, Florida Sizzlers, and
RafaelVifioly. The Tampa Museum of Art is located at 600 N.
Ashley Drive and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., third Thurs-
day of each month 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and closed Monday.
Anger Management
Anger Management Seminars will be held every Tuesday
from 5:30 6:45 p.m. from July 15 through August 12 at the
Family Service Association, located at 5800 North Nebraska
Avenue. This seminar will explore the emotion of anger, learn-
ing what makes you angry and finding ways of dealing with it
in your life. A one time fee of $35 covers all five classes. Res-
ervations are required before July 15. Call 238-3727.
Marinelife Artist
Marinelife artist Liz Ebanks will share her talents and help
children ages 6- 12 create a mini mural on Saturday, July
12 from 9 10:30 a.m. at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-
Lake FernRoad, West. Attendance is limited to the first 15
children registered. A reception for everyone will follow the
program from I 1 a.m. to noon where Ebanks will discuss her
exhibit, Natures Characters, in which she expresses her love
of coral reefs through the use of vivid watercolors, oils, pas-
tels and charcoal works, transporting viewers into underwa-
ter edens and serene beaches. Ebanks is an award-winning
environmental artist. The exhibit will be on display through-
out July. To register or for more information, call 264-3800.
Divorce Seminar .-:
The Centre for Women will hold a Divorce Law Seminar to
teach you what rights you have in a divorce on Thursday,
July 10 from 1:30 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 16 from 6 -
8 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 23 from 1:30 3:30 p.m. Attor-
neys specializing in family law who can assist you with the
legalities will be on hand. Reservations are required and the
suggested donation is $5. Call 251-8437 from 1- 4:30 p.m.
Platt Library
Cool'down at Jan K. Platt Regional Library, located at 3910
S. Manhattan Avenue, throughout the summer with an iced
coffee, latte or mocha while picking out a good summer read.
Bookends Cafe will be featuring specialty coffees, teas, soft
drinks and snacks on Mondays from 2 7 p.m., Tuesdays
andWednesdays from 10 a.m. to'7 p.m., Thursdays from 2
7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. They will
be closed on Fridays.
Free Physicals
Tampa's Children's Hospital at St. Joseph's will offer free
shots and physical for children in kindergarten through
twelfth grade during its "Be Wise Immunize" eventbn Sat-
urday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hillsborough High
School football stadium, located at 5000 Central Avenue. Free
school physical are available for students entering the Florida
school system for the first time. During the event, children
must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and have
up-to-date shot records. Registration is required. Call 870-
4747 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will be accom-
panied only as space allows.
Kids Bash
The All About Kids Eighth Annual "Back to School Bash"
will be held on Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. arid
Sunday, July 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Tampa Conven-
tion Center, located at 333 S. Franklin Street. This years ac-
tivities will include a character parade led by Scooby Doo and
Shaggy, the chance to play tennis with USA Tennis on the
Move, free Florida Aquarium tickets for the first 100 children
each day, and more. For more information, log on to
www.backtoschoolbash.com.


Ybor Rotary Club Donates to Charities


The Rotary Club ofYbor City recently held its last meeting of the fiscal year
and awarded over $28,000 dollars to Tampa area charities. The club an-
nounced it surpassed its goal of contributing $5,000 to the Global Polio
Eradication Campaign. Ybor City Rotary was active in collecting funds for
new dictionaries for local middle school students, scholarships for students
attending USF, HCC, and students attending Migrant Education Programs.
These contributions were all made possible due to donations from Ybor City
Rotarians and club fundraising events such as the annual Fiesta Grande,
golf tournament and sales of the Historical Ybor City Calendar. For more
information on the Rotary Club of Ybor City, please visit:
www.yborcitTot ary.org Pictured: Recipients of Rotary Club Awards -
(Front) Rene Hunt of Heartbeat International, Wes Johnson-foundation
chairman, Ronna Metcalf-Life Enrichment Senior Center, (Back) Joe Garcia-
Salesian Youth Center/Boys & Girls Club, Ruben Alfaras-club president,
Dennis Viera-Gift of Life, Carey Caldwell-foundation treasurer, and Pam
Moore-Rotary's Camp Florida.



CORPORATE CHATTER


Fowler \Vhite Boggs Banker News
Olga Pina, a shareholder with the law firm
Fowler _White Boggs Banker, has been elected
as president of the Tampa Bay Women in
International Trade. Pina practices in the
firm's Securities and Finance Practice Group
and International Practice Group.
Tracy Gunn, a shareholder with the law
firm-of Fowler White Boggs Banker, has re-
ceived an "AV" rating from Martindale-
Hubbell. Gunn is a board certified specialist
in Appellate Practice.
Bank of America Appoints Former
U.S. Ambassador to Spain to Board
Edward L. Romero, a former U.S. ambassa-
dor to Spain has been appointed to the Bank
of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) board
of directors. His appointment is effective July
23. Romero, 69, is a former U.S. ambassador to
Spain under President Bill Clinton. He has
served on the President's U.S. Hispanic Ad-


visory Committee and on the board of direc-
tors of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Institute and the National Hispanic Cultural
Center. Romero also has been a member of
the U.S. Trade Representative's Services Policy
Advisory Committee and has led a number
of U.S. trade delegations to Mexico. He cur-
rently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Romero was founder, chairman and chief
executive officer of Advanced Sciences, Inc.,
an international environmental engineering
and waste management company. His com-
pany merged with Commodore Applied Tech-
nologies in 1998. He also founded and serves
on the board of directors of Valor Telecom-
munications Southwest LLC and RTM Inter-
national, a Spanish company.
Approximately 75 percent of the U.S. His-
panic population lives instates where Bank
of America operates retail banks, such
as California, Texas, Florida, Arizona and
New Mexico.


ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE
APOLLO BEACH
MINI STORAGE, INC -
,313 Apollo Beacn BiNd
Apollo Beach,'FL 33572
813-641-0200 Fax 813-649-1819
July 21,2003 @ 2:00 PM
Notice is hereby given that Apollo
Beach Mlir, SIorage r iends Ilo sell Ih
parsoral property under Ihe Florida
Sell Slorage Acl Slalutes (Seclion
8380-83.8091 The owner will sell ai
public sale on or after Ihe 21i1n o July,
2003 as 2:00 PM at 313 Apollo Beach
Blvd.. Apollo Beach. FL 33572, the
following
ihora Hoirup Unit 215 Housenolid
Arlelha Menelee Uni 510 Household
Lsa L Morgan Unir 1820 Mousehold
ihems
Daias OlJeal Unit 530 Com. Salon
Equpl.
Sale is subject to cancellation in the
event ol settlement. Should it be impos-
slble to dispose of theae goods on Ihe
day ol sale, the 'sale will a6 continued
on such succeeding sale days Iheie-
after as may be necessary to complete
the sale.
7/4-7/11/03 2T


Anywhere at Anytime


Cenificale 1102

253-2424

Exercise your most
precious right to smile
and laugh whenever
you darn well feel like it'
"Avoid laughing if you are up to
something. Please laugh responsibly
if bladder control is an issue.


TAMPA PORT AUTHORITY

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that the Tampa Port Authority will receive sealed bids for the project entitled
"Berth 213 Improvements" TPA Project No. 03-5502 up to and until 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 25.
2003, at Ihe Port's office located at 1101 Channelside Drive, Third Floor, Tampa, FL 33602. (Note:
The project name is provided for identification purposes only and is not intended to limit the scope
of the project.)
The project includes Construction of a new deep-water wharf with adjacent 11-acre cargo yard.
The work includes, but is not limited to: Excavation; Earthwork; Incidental Dredging; Installation Of
Bulkheads And Anchorage Systems; Lighllng; Crane Rail Foundation and Electric; Storm
Drainage; Water And Electrical Distribution Systems; Backfill; Compaction; and Paving.
A Pre-bid Conference will be held at.Tampa Port Authority Offices on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.,
July 9, 20Q3, in' the Third Floor Conference Room, Tampa Port Authority, 1101 Channelside Drive,
Tampa, Florida.
Tampa Port Authority encourages the use of registered Small Business En'terprise (SBE) Firms to
the greatest extent possible on Tampa Por Authority Projects. Bidders should consider this when
submitting their bids, as this will be considered by the Tampa Port Authority when receiving and
evaluating bids. Bidder shall submit a completed lorm SBE-1, which will provide the details of
bidders SBE Outreach Action Plan for the project. Bidder's failure to submit a complete Form
SBE-1 may be cause for determining the bid Non-Responsive.
The selected firm should be aware that grant funding to TPA for selected projects may have hiring
and reporting requirements, including but not limiled to. participation in the Workforce Florida
program.
A current sworn statement on Public Entity Crimes, pursuant to Section 287.133(3)(a) Florida
Statutes, must be on file with the Port Engineer or accompany the bid.
A copy of the bid documents can be obtained through the Internet by going to the Tampa Port
Authority's web site, at www.tampaport.com and clicking on Encineerinq (or you can go directly
to NGI's website at www.nqiusa.com/port) or by contacting Dennis Crnolatas, at 813-905-5006.
Additional questions should be directed to Bruce A. Laurion, P.E., Port Engineer at (813) 905-5001.
The bid documents can also be viewed at F.W. Dodge Company and Tampa Builders Exchange.
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Ifyou have any events you would like to announce in this
column, please call Paul Guzzo at 248-3921 or fax them to
247-5357.
Big Bang Boom
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Ybor City's Big Bang Boom
on Friday, July 4, from 4 11 p.m. Festivities will include
musical entertainment, an ice cream eating contest, a hula
hoop contest, fire works and more. For more information,
visit www.cc-events.org.
Swing Time
Swing Time returns to the Centro Asturiano with an
Inpendence Day Celebration on July 4 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Music will be provided by the swinging rhythm & blues band
Soul Sauce. The evening also features dancing, a dance show,
prize giveaways and festive decor and refreshments, plus an
intro swing dance lesson.
Chamber Luncheon
The Ybor City Chamber of Commerce welcomes their mem-
bers to'a patriotic themed luncheon on Tuesday, July 8 at
11:45 a.m. at the Columbia Restaurant.. Colonel David M.
"Tanker" Snyder, the new commanding officer at MacDill Air
Force Base, will speak on issues such as the economic im-
pact of the base on our community. Admission at the door is
$22 the day of the event.

Streetcar Hop
The Singles can find a mate and couples can make a date
on a "Streetcar Hop Named Desire" on Thursday, July 17
from 6 10 p.m. Your ticket will provide you with an unlim-
ited ride streetcar pass, live oldies music at each venue and
a free appetizer at each venue. Most locations have full menus
available for purchase until closing. You can visit as many
venues as your time allows. Venues include Barley Hoppers,
Spaghetti Warehouse, The Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn,
8th Avenue Grill, Artists Unlimited, Wine Design and
Champion's Sports Bar at the Marriott Waterside Hotel. Events
include live music, theme dancing and lessons, and a silent
auction of bachelor firemen at check-in including the 2002
Hillsborough County Firefighter Calender Cover Guy, Mr.
October. Tickets cost $25 and $35 the night of the event. The
event is expected to sell out. Call 852-8651 for more infor-
mation. All proceeds benefit the Hillsborough County
Firefighters Charity.

Ybor Seniors
The Ybor City Senior Citizens Luncheon/Meeting will
be held on Monday, July 28, at 11:30 a.m. at the Co-
lumbia Restaurant. Call Mamie Ferlita at 254-5311 for more
information.


LEGAL NOTICE
REQUEST FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Tampa no later than 1:30 p.m.
on the indicated Bid Date(s) for the following Project(s):
PROJECT: PW4913, PW5299, PW4910, PW4863; Citywide Roadway
Improvements
BID DATE: August 5, 2003 ESTIMATE: $1,800,000 DEPOSIT: $80
SCOPE: The project provides otr construction of improvements at various
locations including pavement, sidewalks, curbs, drainage, signalization
PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Tuesday, July 15, 2003, 2:00p.m. CONTACT:.
Altaf Bukharl, 813/274-7522
Bids will beopened in the 4th Floor Conference Room, Tampa Municipal
Office Building, 306 E. Jackson Street, Tampa, Florida 33602. Pre-Bid
Conference is held at the same location. Plans and Specifications for this
work may be examined at the Department .of Public Works, 306 E.
Jackson Streel. 4th Floor North, Tampa, Florida 33602. Copies may be
obtained upon payment of the refundable deposit indicated for each set.
Deposits are refunded if documents are returned in good condition within
15 days after bid opening. Deposits should be in the form of separate
checks for each project. Copies of Standard Contract Forms and
Provisions (a part of the Contract, Documents, but not reprinted in
the Specifications), are available for $15.00 each (non-refundable). Mail-
ing is available for an additional charge of $10.00 per set. Checks should
be made payable to the City of Tampa. Subcontracting opportunities
may exist for City certified Women/Minority Business Enterprises
(W/MBE's). A copy of the current W/MBE directory may be obtained at
www.Tampagov.net. Phone (813)274-8721 for assistance. 7/4/03 1T




HILLSBORQUGH COUNTY
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
REQUESTS FOR BIDS
SAND/OR PROPOSALS
Hillsborough County will receive sealed bids and/or proposals
for the following, until the slated dale and time when they will be
publicly opened..
AUGUST 7 ,2003- 2:00P.M. .
P-737-03 (JB) PURCHASEOF A
TURN-KEY DATA TERMINAL SYSTEM (MDTS) :
Some or all of the above'bid(s) may have Pre-Bid Conferences.
InfSormatlonf onthese and other Requests for Bids, along with
Bid/Proposal results maybe accessed via the following:
(1) the Internet at http.'ivww.hillsboroughcounty.org/purchasing, or
S(2) by coming to the purchasing Department office located at the
address listed below.
Minority and women owned firms will be afforded a full opportunity to
participate in these matters and will not be subject to discrimination on
the basis of race, sex, color or national origin.
-Questions regarding the above projects may be directed.to Hillsborough
County Board of Commissioners, Purchasing Department, 601 E.
Kennedy Blvd., 18th Fl., County Center, Tampa Florida 33602, (813)
272-5790, during regular business hours. 7/4/03 1T


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Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden prepares for a morning
workout during the team's 2002 NFL Training Camp at Disney's Wide World
of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. In 2003, the Super Bowl Cham-
pion Buccaneers return to Walt Disney World Resort from July 19 August 15
after conductingthefirst-everNFLtraining camp at Disney's WideWorld of Sports
last summer. Daily team workouts will be free and open to the public.


TAMPA PORT AUTHORITY

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS


Notice is hereby given that the Tampa Port Authority will receive sealed bids for the project entitled,
"Unit Price Repairs and Improvements" TPA Project No. 03-3503 up to and until 3:00 p.m.,
Friday, July 25, 2003, at the Port's office located at 1101 Channelside Drive, Third Floor, Tampa,
FL 33602. (Note: The project name is provided for identification purposes only and is not intended
to limit the scope of the project.)
The project includes, but is not limited to, furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, insurance and
incidentals necessary to perform miscellaneous upland repair, euqipment rental, construction on
upland facilities Whenever requested by the Tampa Port Authority. The nature of the work includes,
but is not limited to:
(a) miscellaneous Paving and/or Pavement repair including stabilization and base repair and/or
upgrade, new cargo areas, parking areas, roadways
(b) underground utilities repair or installation
(c) earthwork including but not limited to excavation, trucking, grading, ditch maintenance, and
bank stabilization
(d) miscellaneous demolition
(e) rip-rap installation or repair
(f) maintenance of traffic
.(g) seeding, sodding, watering
(h) mechanical and plumbing
(i) concrete repair/restoration/replacement
(j) carpentry
(k) tenant fit-ups
(I) striping
(m) surveying
(n) repairs of RR track and crossings
(o) RR track installation
(p) equipment rental
(q) other miscellaneous repair or improvements as may be required by the Port of Tampa.
A Pre-bid Conference will be held at Tampa Port Authority Offices at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 8,
2003, in the Third Floor Conference Room, Tampa Port Authority, 1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa,
Florida.
Tampa Port Authority encourages the use of registered Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Firms to
the greatest extent possible on Tampa Port Authority Projects. Bidders should consider this when
submitting their bids, as this will be considered by the Tampa Port Authority when receiving and
evaluating bids.. Bidder shall submit a completed form SBE-1, which will provide the details of
bidders SBE Outreach Action Plan for the project. Bidder's failure to submit a complete Form
SBE-1 may be cause for determining the bid Non-Responsive.
The selected firm should be aware that grant funding to TPA for selected projects may have hiring
and reporting requirements, including but not limited to, participation in the Workforce Florida
program.
A current sworn statement on Public Entity Crimes, pursuant to Section 287.133(3)(a) Florida
Statutes, must be on file with the Port Engineer or accompany the bid.
A copy of the bid documents can be obtained through the Internet by going to the Tampa Port
Authority's web site, at www.tampaport.com and clicking on Enqineerinq (or you can go directly
to NGI's website at www.ngiusa.com/port) or by contacting Dennis Crnolatas, at 813-905-5006.
Additional questions should be directed to Bruce A. Laurion, PRE., Port Engineer at (813) 905-5001.
The bid documents can also be viewed at F.W. Dodge Company and Tampa Builders Exchange.
7/4/03 1T

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SPORTS


THE SPORTS

HUDDLE
: BY NICK RUIZ .


Nerves On Edge


at the Rays' House


Nerves got edgy in the Devil
Rays' dugout last week against
the Yankees.
When outfielder Ben Grieve
struck out looking with the ty-
ing run on third base, Man-
ager Lou Piniella asked Ben
why he didn't argue the third
strike call by the umpire? Ben
said,"It doesn't matter." Lou
fumed and yelled, "It matters
to mel And it matters to every-
one who busted their ass to
win this game. When it starts
mattering to everybody, that's
when we'll start winning
some games."
Nerves got edgy in the Devil
Rays' front office. When Mar-
tin Fennelly, sports writer for
the Tampa Tribune, wrote an
article asking, "I wonder when
Lou will wonder when it will
start mattering to Rays Gen-
eral Manager Vince Namoli?"
Vince was offended by this ar-
ticle and blasted Fennelly in
front of other reporters the
following night. The expletive
laced explosion was heard by.
quite a few people. Namoli
was heard yelling "I don't
want to talk to anybody from
the Tribune."


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Well, if the Rays hope to
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roll they aren't going to get
better players. Without better
players the Rays won't be go-
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The question is will 2004 be
more of a spending year for the
Rays? This is the first year that
the Rays are going to be col-
lecting money from the.na-
tional television contract
and it will be a while before
they can spend money on
quality players. Will the fans
be patient?
With the attendance the
lowest in the league, they won't
be collecting much at the turn-
stiles. Attendance in Tampa
Bay does not.get going until the
team starts winning. Case in
point, the Bucs who now have
80,000 on their season ticket
waiting list. The sports dollar
is there, but you have to win
to collect it.
It is going to be a long rough
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Outdoor Sportsman's

Report

By Richard Muga


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Happy Fourth ofJulytoAll ... I Hope


Yes, another Fourth of July
holiday is upon us. Because of
the tradition of the summer
celebration, many of you will
be enjoying your boat with
friends and family. Before you
take off, probably in a hurry,
maybe unprepared and hope-
fully not in harms way, check
this article out for a few safety
hints that could spare you
many"I am sorrys."
Make sure there are suffi-
cient lifejackets aboard for all
that will ride in the boat. Be
certain the Coast Guard re-
quired equipment is on
board and functional. Check
the flares expiration dates
and if necessary purchase
new ones.
THIS IS A SAFETYALERT!
If you have a plastic flare gun
made by Olin (now Orion) it
may be defective and unus-
able. According to a recent
article in Seaworthy maga-
zine, some flare guns manu-
factured before 2000 cannot
be opened. Those with Coast
Guard approval code 160
028/12/1 must be checked
and if necessary returned to
Orion Safety Products, ma-
rine Division, 3157 N. 500
West, Peru, In. 46970.
Before you leave your boat
tied to some strange dock,
away from home, be sure to
have some good fenders to pro-
tect the sides of your precious
floating palace. During busy
boating days, inexperienced or
inconsiderate mariners will
speed close to docks causing


boats tied thereto to bounce
and heave dangerously.
Poorly tied moorings can
come loose, stretch or, in some
extreme cases, break cleats
loose causing the boat to
strike the dock.
During low tides, the super-
structure of boats can be se-
verely damaged when tossed
against a dock. During high
tides, metal railings and
rubber bumpers can be torn
to shreds by a few seconds
of stiff wakes.
If the dock where your boat
will be moored has mooring
whips, use next to a lift, they
are one of the most effective
ways to keep your boat off the
dock. If you are in a docking
facility that has a breakwater,
try to tie-up behind it. Then,
all that you will have to con-
sider are themooring lines and
the effect the tides will have on
the length of those lines as the
tides go up and down.
Be aware that fire on board
causes millions of dollars of
losses to boat owners every
year. The greatest numbers of
boat fires are caused by elec-
trical problems. According to
BoatUS magazine, 55 percent
of all boat fires are caused by
AC and DC wiring and appli-
ance problems, 24 percent of
on board fires are caused by
engine and over heated trans-
mission, Fuel leaks caused 8
percent of vessel fires, 7 per-
cent of the fire incidents were
attributed to miscellaneous
causes such as fire works, mis-


directed flares or spontane-
ous combustion of oil-
soaked rags, and stoves
caused about one percent of all
on board fires.
Do not overload you wiring
by inserting fuses with higher
melting points than those
recommended by the manu-
facturer of the unit to be pro-
tected. If there is an electri-
cal short in the system, the
wiring carrying the load will
over heat, melt its cover and
cause a fire.
If your intentions are to
navigate at night, try your boat
lights before your set out.
Spare bulbs should be part of
every boat's tool kit box. I al-
ways recommend a cordless
rechargeable spotlight of at
least a million candlepower be
carried on the boat. These po-
tent lights can illuminate
channel markers, sand bars
stranded boats with no lights
and dangerous flotsam.
Boating is a fun way to en-
tertain family and friends it
also carries great responsibil-
ity for the Captain. Do not hesi-
tate to enforce the necessary
safety rules on your boat. It
may save you from a future
lawsuit. Worse, failure to keep
things on board safe can cause
injury to friends or family.
Drinking alcoholic beverages is
one caveat that the Captain
must seriously consider.
Once you have a safe and
secure boat, just have a great
fourth.
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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 503510
UCN: 01-7330-DA DIVISION:C
IN THE INTEREST OF:
ROSENBERG, DAMIEN (dob 12/21/94)
MINOR CHILD.
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THE ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD. IF
YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THIS DATE
AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE
ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION
ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
TO: OSCAR MARTINEZ (father)
or any possible Father of:
DAMIEN ROSENBERG
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that
a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights
has been filed in the Circuit Court of the
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.of the State of
Florida, in and for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Juvenile Division, alleging that the
above-named child is a dependent child
and by which the Petitioner is asking for
the termination of parental rights and per-
manent commitment of the child to the
Department of Children and Families for
subsequent adoption.
YOU ARE HEREBY notified that you are
required to appear personally on the 4th
day of August, 2003, at 9:00 a.m., before
the Honorable Martha Cook, at the
Hillsborough County Courthouse Annex,
801 East Twiggs Street, 4th Floor, Tampa,
Florida 33602, to show cause, if any, why
parental rights shall not be terminated
and said child shall not be permanently
committed to the Florida Department of
Children and Families for subsequent
adoption. You are entitled to be repre-
sented by an attorney at this proceeding.
DATED this 27th day of June, 2003.
RICHARD L AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Colin R. Furlongue
Deputy Clerk
7/4-7/25/03 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 03DR8029 Division: B
MILAGROS MALIK,
Petitioner
and
ABDUL MALIK,
Respondent.
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: ABDUL MALIK
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 273 Lexington
Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06604
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on MILAGROS
MALIK, whose address is 915 Axlewood
Cir., Brandon, FL 33511, on or before July
14, 2003, and file the original with the
clerk of this Court at 419 Pierce St.,
Room 125, Tampa, FL 33602, before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this.
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will,
be mailed to the address on record at the
Clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: June 5, 2003.
RICHARD AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Gretchen Davis
Deputy Clerk
6/13-7/4/03 4T
THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION-
CASE NO. 2003-1982-CA DIVISION F
SUNTRUST BANK F/K/A SUNTRUST
BANK, ATLANTA, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER WITH SUNTRUST BANK,
TAMPA BAY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST HAZELTINE
BROOKS, DECEASED, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to i
Final Judgment of .lorlgage Foreclosure
dated lune 26. 2003 ana entered in Case.
NO. ;'003-19S2-CA of ins Circuit Court of
the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida
wherein SUNTRUST BANK F/K/A SUN-
TRUST BANK, ATLANTA, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER WITH SUNTRUST BANK,
TAMPA BAY, is the Plaintiff and THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CRED-
ITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, OR AGAINST HAZELTINE
BROOKS, DECEASED; THE UNKNOWN
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE
ESTATE OF HAZELTINE BROOKS, DE-
CEASED; CHARLES H. BROOKS, AS AN
HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF HAZELTINE
BROOKS, DECEASED; PAUL ZIGLER,
JR., AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF
HAZELTINE BROOKS, DECEASED;
GREGORY A. ZIGLER, AS AN HEIR OF
THE ESTATE OF HAZELTINE BROOKS,
DECEASED; MICHAEL AUSTIN RAINEY.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF HAZEL-
TINE BROOKS, DECEASED; MER-
CEDES MICHELLE BROOKS, A MINOR,
AS AN HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF
HAZELTINE BROOKS, DECEASED; ANY
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; THE CITY OF
TAMPA; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT; HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY SHERIFF; TENANT #1 N/K/A
MICHAEL RAINEY; TENANT #2 N/K/A
REMESIA KING are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at 419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida
33602, ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 23rd day. of
July, 2003, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 1 AND THE NORTH 7.9 FEET
OF LOT 2, BLOCK 2 OF FAIRVIEW
TERRACE SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
11, PAGE 55 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
A/K/A 9311 N 12TH STREET, TAMPA,
FL 33612.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on June 30th, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Kim P. Dietz
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F03000647
7/4-7/11/03 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File #03-1699 Division: A
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
DOMENIC M. CASTELLANO,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DOMENIC M. CASTELLANO, deceased,
whose date of death was June 17, 2003,
File no: 03-1699 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hillsborough County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, Florida, 33601.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served, must
file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON'
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
OD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS-OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of this first publication of this
Notice is July 4, 2003.
Personal Representative &
Attorney for estate:
Jess J.Yado, Esq.
Fla. Bar No: 090078
JESS J.YADO, III, P.A.
4830 W. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 750
Tampa, FL 33609-2595
Telephone: (813) 286-4300
Telefacimile: (813) 286-4168
7/4-7/11/03 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Probate No.: 03-1232
IN RE:
CHARLES J. FENDIG,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of
.CHARLES, J. FENDIG, deceased, File
Number 03-1232, is pending in the Circuit
Court fbr 'Hillsborough County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida 33602.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that challenge
the validity of the will, the qualifications of
the personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of .the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three months after
the date of the first publication of this


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
notice must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECT-
IONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is June 27, 2003.
Personal Representative:
LINDA FENDIG .
3435 Valley Ranch Drive
Lutz, FL 33548
Attorney for Personal Representative:
NANCY G. FARAGE, ESQUIRE
Nancy G. Farage, P.A.
Post Office Box 173027
Tampa, Florida 33672
Phone: 813/221-5603
Florida Bar No. 325171 6/27-7/4/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No.03-CA-1721
AMSOUTH BANK, an Alabama banking
corporation,
Plaintiff,
v.
EDNA MAE COBB, TYRONE COBB,
CITRUS POINTE OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, MARK OF EXCELLENCE,
INC., FINANCIAL PORTFOLIOS
CORPORATION, as assignee of Direct
Merchants, and JOHN/JANE DOE,
fictitious names representing unknown
tenants in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 26, 2003, entered in Case No. 03-
CA-1721 Div E. of the Circuit Court of
the Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough
County, Florida, in which AMSOUTH
BANK, an Alabama banking corporation,
is the Plaintiff and EDNA MAE COBB et
al.. are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder on the 2nd floor
lobby of the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida
33602, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of
July, 2003, the following-described prop-
erty set forth in said Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure:
LOT 5, BLOCK 9, AND THE NORTH
2.20 FEET OF THE WESTERLY 45
FEET OF THE EASTERLY 67.5 FEET
OF LOT 51, IN BLOCK 3 OF CITRUS
POINTE, UNIT 1 ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 57,
PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain 'assistance. Please contact the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, Room
125, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 419
Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602, Telephone
No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within 2 working
-days of your receipt of this document; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771.
Dated this 26th day of June, 2003:
Honorable Richard L. Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
Ronald B. Cohn, Esq.
COHN, COHN & HENDRIX, P.A.
P.O. Box 3424
Tampa, Florida 33601-3424
(813) 254-1400
Attorneys for Plaintiff -7/11/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 03-2637-A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LONZIE A. KIGHT, DOTTIE C. KIGHT;
RACHEL D.VOSBURG, RAYMOND
VOSBURG; W.S. BADCOCK
CORPORATION, a Florida Corporation;
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY; JOHN DOE
and JANE DOE, Unknown Tenant(s),
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANTTO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated
June 24, 2003, in the above-styled cause,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Hills-
borough County Courthouse, 419 Pierce
Street, Tampa, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
the 28th day of July, 2003 the following
described real and personal property:
Lot 4 of J.T.-Crossing Platted Subdivi-
sion, according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 83,
Page 66 of the Public Records of Hills-
borough County, Florida
Together with that certain manufactured
home more specifically described as:
2000, Champion/Crestridge (16 x 76)
with Serial Number FLA146C5643.
If you are a person with.a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, Room
125, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 419
Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602, Telephone
No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this document;
if you are hearing or voice impaired, call
1-800-955-8771.
Dated this 25th day of June, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of Court
By: Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
DONNELLY & RUSSO, P.A.
3708 W. Euclid Ave., Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 832-9790, (813) 832-9739 fax
7/4-7/11/03 2T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 03-2496 DIVISION J
OLGA PITISCI,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
HARBOR CLUB, INC., a dissolved Florida
corporation; STATE OF FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS &
PROFESSIONAL REGULATION,
DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
AND TOBACCO; and STATE OF
FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
Defendants.
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Summary Final Judgment entered in
this cause, in the Circuit Court of Hills-
borough County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Hillsborough County,
Florida, described as:
Florida Alcoholic Beverage License
No. 39-113 (4-COP) and any and all
licenses issued in addition thereto, in
substitution therefore and/or in lieu
thereof
2 Reach-In Boxes
1 Ice Machine
2 Beer Boxes
1 Hand Wash Sink
Disco Lighting
All Chairs, Tables and Sofas
1 Safe
Stereo Equipment Complete DJ System
1 3-Compartment Sink
1 3/' x 7' Pool Table
1 32"Television
All Glassware and Bar Supplies
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Second Floor
Lobby of the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida,
on July 14, 2003 at 11:00 A.M.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, Room
125, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 419
Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602, Telephone
No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this document; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771.
RICHARD AKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
JOSEPH L. DIAZ, ESQ.
2522 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa; Florida 33609
6/27-7/4/03 2T
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 02-12135-CA DIVISION J
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE OF CSFB HEAT SERIES
2002-2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LINDA C. CROCKER, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated June 25, 2003 and entered in Case
NO. 02-12135-CA of the Circuit Court of
the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for HILLSBOROUGH County, Flor-ida
wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCI-
ATION AS TRUSTEE OF CSFB HEAT
SERIES 2002-2, is the Plaintiff and LIN-
DA C. CROCKER; TENANT #1 N/K/A
DOUGLAS CROCKER; TENANT #1
N/K/A DOUGLAS CROCKER are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 419 Pierce Street, Tam-
pa, Florida 33602, ON THE 2ND FLOOR
OF THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the
21st day of July, 2003, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 12, BLOCK 16, HERITAGE HAR-
BOR PHASE 2C, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 85, PAGE 91, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 19331 SANDY SPRINGS CIR-
CLE, LUTZ, FL 33549.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on June 30th, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Kim P. Dietz
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F02015926 7/4-7/11/03 2T

THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2003-3618-CA DIVISION G
CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO FIRST NATIONWIDE
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
GLENFED MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIE SMITH, JR., et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated June 25, 2003 and entered in Case
NO. 2003-3618-CA of the Circuit Court of
the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO FIRST
NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
GLENFED MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
is the Plaintiff and WILLIE SMITH, JR.;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIE
SMITH JR. BEVERLY SMITH; PHYLLIS
NEWMAN; DAVID M. RAYBURN;
CYNTHIA A. DEMPS; JACQUELINE D.
SMITH; SARAH D. BATCHELOR;
JACQUISH SMITH; CHERYL E. SMITH;
CELIA V. POGSON; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, AND -AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DE-
FENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE
FOR HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL SERV-
ICES; HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
BOARD. OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS; STATE OF FLORIDA; COUNTRY-
WAY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; PROVIDIAN NATIONAL BANK;
UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL,
INC. D/B/A UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
HOSPITAL; ST. JOSEPHS HOSPITAL,
INC. D/B/A ST. JOSEPHS HOSPITAL;
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (USA);
THE FINANCE COMPANY; MANATEE
COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS; STATE OF FLORIDA -
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT; HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY SHERIFF; are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at 419 Pierce Street, Tampa,
Florida 33602, ON THE 2ND FLOOR
OF THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM, on the
24th day of July, 2003, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment:
LOT 3, BLOCK 3, COUNTRYWAY,
PARCEL B, TRACT 5, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 61, PAGE
20, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 11802 COUNTRY COVE WAY,
TAMPA, FL 33625.
If you are a person with a disability who
needsany accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on July 1, 2003..
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F03001201
7/4-7/11/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No.: 98-8868 Division: C
OCWEN FEDERAL BANK, FSB,
Plaintiff,
-vs-
JAMES H. ROLLINS; HETTIE M.
ROLLINS; FCC NATIONAL BANK,
assignee of FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
CHICAGO; MONTGOMERY WARD
CREDIT CORPORATION, a foreign
corporation; and PROVIDIAN NATIONAL
BANK, f/k/a FIRST DEPOSIT NATIONAL
BANK;
Defendants.
SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure and an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situate in Hills-
borough County, Florida, described as:
Lots 30, 31 and 32, Block 21, TER-
RACE PARK SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 71, of
the Public Records of Hillsborough
County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, in the Second Floor Lobby
of the Hillsborough County Courthouse,
419 Pierce Street, at Tampa, Florida, at
11:00 a.m. on July 18, 2003.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Divi-
sion, Room 125, Hillsborough County
Courthouse, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL
33602, Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252
within 2 working days of your receipt of
this document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
DATED this 19th day of June, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
NOTE: THIS COMMUNICATION, FROM
A DEBT COLLECTOR, IS AN ATTEMPT
TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFOR-
MATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED
FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Gibbons, Cohn, Neuman, Bello,
Segall & Allen, P.A.
Post Office Box 2177
Tampa, Florida 33601
6/27-7/4/03 2T


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
OFTHE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL LAW DIVISION
CASE NO.: 03-3257 DIVISION: "I"
IN RE: THE FORFEITURE OF NINE
THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FORTY-
SIX DOLLARS AND 00/100 ($9,246.00)
U.S. CURRENCY
CLAIMANT: JOSHUA OUZTS
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO: JOSHUA OUZTS
627 Riverbay Drive
Tampa, Florida 33619
and all persons who claim an interest in:
NINE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED
FORTY-SIX DOLLARS AND 00/100
($9,246.00) U.S. CURRENCY, seized
March 13, 2003 at or near 5401 Williams
Road, Seffner, in Hillsborough County
Florida.
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE saic
property is in the custody of Hillsborougt
County Sheriff's Office. Any Claimani
desiring to contest the forfeiture of the
above-described property shall serve
upon the below-signed attorney an)
responsive pleadings and affirmative
defenses within twenty (20) days after
receipt of the complaint for Forfeiturs
and Order Finding Probable Cause
(932.703(2)(a)(b)}
PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES AC-
CORDINGLY this 30th day of June, 2003.
CAL HENDERSON
as Sheriff of Hillsborough County
A. MICHAEL PEROTTI, ESQ., Attorney
for Cal Hendersor, as Sheriff of
Hillsborough County
2008 East 8th Avenue
Post Office Box 3371
Tampa Florida 33601
(813) 24-7 8133
Florida Bar No. 177784
B 7/4-7/11/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2002-2987 DIVISION: A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RAYMOND F GONZALEZ, S.'
DECEASED.
NOTICETO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR.
DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
SuwiTm ir admnTrrllr.alor, nrs been entered
r. Ire e-il1e ci RA,'r'lAOD F GO IZALEZ
C.R :fa-ce e Fie I.-. :002-2987. DiL,-
iir. A B, Irn C._ cutl C url lur Hillt or-
r,,,h LC .urli Fir.ioa Prc.cale l-,ilsO ir, ire
vrmdre-.: ,l .,hcr. i- 41u P, r.:ce ireel
,Il-i :.-.r.:i,ugr, C uni, Co urir-ouse Tampa,
Fl-:,ri.a -j202 rr i I c ne l-Ic c.ih Salue of
Inre -1 aIe :. approximaelr i 21 5 00i all
of which has been 1-l.rri,raned i be
exempt from creditors' claims, and that the.
name? anrJd ddrcrer of thoe tio vwhm it
I'-i: beer, aigri j t e i .u:n r :.rer are
RFur.l, l, F '.OGIZALEZ JR 191i W
Cra :l,:.r l T-ampa. FL 33 ,li4
Ji:'-EFH GOilT:LEZ -..3014 I Dale
Ibr, H., H.- i J-4i Tarrnp FL 33El3
ALL IIITERE'TED PERSOAJ1 ARE fjOTI-
FIEDC THAT
Al1 .-le .:. or r .l Ir.r ,- :i-i den and ciler
.r- :,..-: havr..'rnq lar.r c.r ,Cemandc agaq nsi
ic.:caerni. -ial.-i Ic .or. 'r.c-.m 3 cop-, CoI inrs
rci,.:- I :-r..- tc wrllin three monrris aB er
Ihe djale ,l ilte irrl puc-lication Of Itrl
rnc.l.: mn-u l l. 1 I i ner i lairmi Allh This Cour[
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE O.IOITHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATIOit OF THIS StOTICE OR THIRTY
DA., S AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COP'i OF THIS N NOTICE ONJ THEM
,Al olner creaiadlor ol ire decedent and
peron-: nraing ciam- cIr demands again-l
The eri3 ol irne decedent must lie ineir
claim, W.tr In Ccurl WITHIIE THREE
IMOIITHS AF-ER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PLIBLICATIOIN OF THIS IITICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS OT SO
FiLED VVILL BE FOREVER BARRED
Tne dale ol Ihe iril pubihcalon ol Inis,
Noclie is June 27, 2003
JAMES C ALFONSO, ESQUIRE
2522 W Kennedy Bild
Tampa. Florida. 33609
Phone 8131/8796164
Florida Bar Number 160241
Attorney lor Pellonei 6/27-714/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE 10 O 2003-5073-CA DIVISION J
WM SPECIALTY MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plarhlifl.

JOSE CABALLERO. el al,
Delendanl(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO JOSE CABALLERO
LAST KrNOWN ADDRESS. 1905
East Bird Streel, Tampa, FL 33604
CURRENT ADDRESS- UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY THROUGH, UNDER.
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN.TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE. WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN.
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS..DEVISEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWNl ADDRESS- UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS- UNIKNOWVI
\OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on Ihe following prop-
erty in HILLSBOROUGH Counly, Florida.
THE EAST 1/2 OF LOTS 125. 126
AND 127 OF KATHRYN PARK, AC-
CORDIING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 23.
PAGE 56, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUfTY, FLORIDA
has been tiled against you and you are
required o serve a copy of your wrnen
delenses. I any, on or before July 26,
2003, on Echesaria & Associates, PA.,
PlaintIfa's attorney, whose address is 9119
Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300. Tampa.
Florida 33634, and iile the original with
Inis Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's alorney or immedlalely thereafter.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the La
Gaceta.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-.
tain assistance. Please contact the Clerk-
of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, Room
125, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 419
Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602, Telephone
No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within 2 working.
days of your receipt of this document; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771.
WITNESS my,hand and the seal of this
Court on this 23rd day of June, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Court
By: Yvette M. Castro
As Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates,' PA.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F03006027
300 6/27-7/4/03 2Tf
THE CIRCUIT.COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2003-4275-CA DIVISION J
CITIBANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GENE.P BERGER, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBi' GIVEN pursuan ic. 5
Final Judgment ol 0 Morigage Forecl.-'ure
dared June 25. 2003 and nererd ir. Ca:-
NO 2003--14275CA ol ine Curcul C.uri ol
Ine THIRTEENITH Judical CrrcuI inr and
for HILLSBOROUGH Cour.iIY FI..ria
wherein CITIBAIK ( HA AS TRUSTEE
is ine Pllaniri and GEHIE P BERGER-
TERRI L BERGER WASHIIJGTOrI MlJ.
TUAL FINANCE, INC. D/B/A ARISTAR
MORTGAGE COMPANY; are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at 419 Pierce Street, Tampa,
Florida 33602, ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF
THE HILLSBOROUGH COUI.IT'I COUIRT-
HOUSE ai 11 O0AM on ihe 21 I day of
July 2003, Ine following d ecribiJC prcoper-
ry as sel lorih in said Final Judgmerni
THE S 1/2.OF LOT 15 AND ALL OF
LOT 16, BLOCK 1, REVISED PLAT
MARYLAND MANOR, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 7,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2807 S MANHATTAN AVENUE,
TAMPA, FL 33625.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact'the
Clerb ol Circuil CD.-un Circuil Ci l D;..;.:;ri
Room ;1 5 HMll-tI ,ruc.u C,runi. C.',arl
house 419 Fierce Si Tnmpp FL ?3i02.
Telephone N:"o :7-..8i100 E -" ,_ihr, lh
2 working days of ,.ur rc.-cpl ol i-1"
document Ii ,cu are- r.aring r ,,'.;,:r
impaired .:all 1.601',';:551r3-
WITNESS MY HANrD .aro. r,,i .ai of
Irn5 Couri on June 3i0m 0i:ji
Richard Ake
Clerrk ,: the Circu.l C.:.ur
B,. Kim P Dieil
Depuly Clerk
Ecr,hearna & Associ.ale- PA
PO Box 25018
Tampa. Florida 3j22.~:.01
F03005071
7 4.- 11 03 iT
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY. FLORIDA
ClI'.IlL ACTIr: I
CASE NO 01-.OE10.9-CA Dil.;ISlrIl
MERRILL LIIICH MORTGAGE
C4PiTAi
Plainhil

CHRISTOPHER L LOCKLEAR el ai
Deleriantis)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREB/ GIVEN purl.arnl t.
a Final .udgmeni of Mrongage Forrios ure
dared June 25. 2003 and entered in Case
iNO 01-10679-CA ol Ine Lircuil Coun of
Ihe THIRTEEITH Judicial Crcuii in and
lor HILLSBOROUGH Counly Florida
wherein MERRILL LYNCH MORTGAGE
CAPITAL. is Ihe Plainlil and CHRISTO.
PHER L LOCKLEAR, CATHERINE
LOCKLEAR, are Ihe Delendanlt, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder lor
cash al 419 Pierce SIreel. Tampa, Flori-
da 33602. ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT.
HOUSE al 11-00AM. on Ihe 241h day ol
July, 2003. the following described prop.
erty as sei lorth in said Final Judgmeni
LOT 15. BLOCK 7, WALDEN LAKE
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK -15.
PAGE 92. OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
A.K'A 2105 W SANDALWOOD
DRIVE. PLANT CIT'. FL 33566
If you are a person wllh a d,.abili y', h
needs any accommodalon in order In
participate in ithi proceedr.ng yvu ari
entilled, at no coSl 10 jou. to Ihe pr:,'irL-.nr
of cenain asiallance Pliaee cora.':lIr, e
Clerk ol Circuit Court, CirCui Civil Di.'iiorn.
Room 125, Hillsborougn Counrar Couri.
house, 419 Pierce ST Tampa FL 3360r2
Telephone NIo 276.8100 E< 7'1 .:virnln
2 worKing davy o1 ;our receipl of Iir.i
document; it vyu are hearing or loce
impaired, call 1.80P.9=558771
WITNESS MY HAND and Ihe -eal or
Ihis Court on June 26h,. 2003
Richard AKe
Clerk of Ihe Circulli Court
By: Kim P. Dielz
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Assacciaies, PA
PO. Box 25018
Tampa. Florida 33622-5018
F01011940
7/4-.711.'03 -'T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 2003-4362-CA DIVISION G
CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, AS
TRUSTEE, FOR THE GRMT II
MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2000-1,
DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 2000,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN BELL A/K/A JOHNNY LLOYD
BELL, JR., et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated June 25, 2003 and entered in Case
NO. 2003-4362-CA of the Circuit Court of
the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida
wherein CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, AS
TRUSTEE, FOR THE GRMT II MORT-
GAGE LOAN TRUST 2000-1, DATED
SEPTEMBER 1, 2000, is the Plaintiff and
JOHN BELL A/K/A JOHNNY LLOYD
BELL, JR.; CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY
SERVICES. rLC are Ine Defendants, I
will iell o the highel Aard best bidder for
,: .r, 4 19 Pierce Sitrel Tampa, Florida
23602 Or THE 2jED FLOOR OF THE
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of
July, 2003, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOTS 1, 2, 3 AND 4, BLOCK 15,
SULPHUR SPRINGS SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE FLAT THERE-
OF. A' RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK-
1, PAGE 111 PUBLIC. RECORDS
OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 8606 ARDEN AVENUE, TAM-
PA, FL 33604. ..
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any .accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of tCircuit COru C;r.-u;I Cir.ll Division,
Room 25I, I-ll-crorouqr. County Court-
hou-e 419 Pierc- i Tarmpa FL 33602,
Teieptphur.e No 276 8100.e E' -252 within
2 r,',rkr..rcl dav- ol y:our re.:Elpt of this
accurrimeri, il you are rh-arirn or voice
impaired, call 1.800.355.3 ,
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
Ihi Court or, June 26ih 2003
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By Kim P. Dietz
Deputy Cleri
Echevarria Asaociales P.A.
P.O ox 255018
Tampa, Florida 33622 -5081
F0300519 :
7,14-7/11/03 2T
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY. FLORIDA
C1i- L 'I _TI:,t I- 4
,-t.E tiC 2r,.,-Jr55.'-C4 Dl.l'-iOt t4
THE Eb- .. OF 1 IEV ','FKjE' ."
TRi STEE
I Li'-: I El-

VS.
REBEiR-'H HAFPI. i .

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
I.-,TICE i1. HEI-RE L E l l Ciurun i.-,
d rnm, June 3 :c io' rOa .-rie r1 C':-
tiC a-,' o 41'.o- ol ur, Cr.:,ul .ur[ ,:n
Ir,e THIRTEENjTH Judicil Circul -1. ar.J
.:.r HILL'CiuROLCuGH Ccu.inr,, F1oodii
..rer.ri THE e.lAti. or IIEjV i.RK ,--:
TRUSTEE ii.-e Pr.iirr tr and REEEKIh
nHR H tj -HAWIj B ':HRi.ST,-,PHER'CIl.
RLW,\I GREEIJI ll1 aj Ir e -i-Drn-.
anl: Aii il ;i10-II:, irr. h.;ihi4 1nr.d. b; -'I b..
dJ.r lor, .,-n ar 41i, P-er.:ce lr l Tanmpa
Fl.ord 'j3360'. rlHj THE -rD FLOOR
OF THE HILLSBC(-ROIUGH C-gLIIT'o
IOi, iRT HOUSE ai 11 )rltA.1 c.r, h
j'3 a,/c u u I JUl,' ::3 lh',i I. ll,:,i~r,] .-
.:lo.-] d pr:,pertri a: i r- lrih in t1d -FIlial
Judlarmeni
LOT 1 BLOCK 7 M.IIANDOLI PHL.SE
1 ACCORDOIiG TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AC RECORDED ill PLAT
BOOK 88 PAGE 4.. PUBLIC REC;
ORDS OF HILLSBOS OLIGH CCulr T.
FLORIDA
A'K A 11201 CAVALIER PLACE; TAM-
PA, FL 3366 .
If you are a.person with a disability who
needs any .accommodation in order to
participate in ihis proceeding you are
entitlled at no cost to you, to the provision
ol certain assilance Please coniacl Ihe
Clerk ol Circui Court, Cicuil Civil Divon,
Room 125. HiIlsborough County Court-
house 419 Pierce SI. Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No 276-8100, Ex 7252 within
2 working .days of your receipt of this
document; it you are hearing or voice
impaired. call 1.800-955-8771
WITNESS MY HAND 'and'the seal of
this Court on June 24,2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk ol Ihe Circuit Court
By. Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Cleri
Ecnrvarra & Asocaies P.A
PO Box 25018
Tamrrpa. Florida 33622-5018
FO 3004911
6'27-7o4,'03 2T
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CA.SE INO 2]0 '3.3915-CA DIVISIONIJ '
SUNTRLIST BANK F.'K'A SLr'TRuST
BAri K. TAMIPA A'.
PIrnhlli
vs
RAr.DALL J BARR A.K'A RAtJD'LL R
BARR El al
Dindarirl i.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Fur.uanl io a
Final Judgmren ol McrlcJge Foreiic'ure
daled June 25. 200? arid erleed rin Cae
C C,'03.;i915CA o0 Ihe Cr.:uil Courl ol
Ini THIRTEENTH Judicial Cr.:uil r. ar.-
Ior HILLSBOROUGH COurl' Florla
wrereirn SLI.TRIJUST BAIK F.KA SUN.
TRUST BANK, TAMPA BA' i,, ire Flannln


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
and RANDALL J. BARR A/K/A RANDALL
R. BARR; TENANT #1 N/K/A PAM BARR;
TENANT #2 N/K/A AMANDA BARR;
FIRST TENNESSEE BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION; RHC MASTER ASSOCI-
ATION, INC. A/K/A RHC MAINTENANCE
ASSOCIATION, INC.; TENANT #1 N/K/A
PAM BARR; TENANT #2 N/K/A AMANDA
BARR are the Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at
419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida 33602,
ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00AM, on the 21st day of August,
2003, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 33, BLOCK 28, RIVER HILLS
COUNTRY CLUB PARCEL 15,
PHASE IB, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 80, PAGE
35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 3317 CYPRESS LANDING,
VALRICO, FL 33594.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs .any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are.
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS .MY HAND and .the seal of
this Court on June 26th, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Kim P.Dietz
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria &.Associates, P.A.
P.O Box 25018
Tampa. Florida 33622-5018-
F03jC04685
7/4-7/11/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 03-623 DIVISION G
ANGELO URSO AND ROSALIE URSO,
Plaintiffs,
v.
SHEILA A. COLE,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE.IS GIVEN that pursuant to that
certain Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated .March 18, 2003, in
Case No. 03-623 of the Circuit Court in
and for Hillsborough County, Florida,
wherein Angelo Urso.and Rosalie Urso
are ihe Plainlnrs and Sheila A Cole is the
defendant. I will sell i Ihe higlhesi and
best bidder for cash in the second floor
lobby of the Hillsborough County Couri-
house, 419 Pierce Sir-el. Tampa, Florida,
at 11:00 am on July 17, 2003, the fol-
lowing described property r-l Ionh in Ine
Final Summary Juidgmerni ol Foreclosure
A iraci- in Ihe .ulheas l 1!-1 oIl he
So.,juinine 1.4 or Seclion 33, Towrship
28 Souitr Range 19 Easi. Hiilibcr-
ou-r.d Cour.r, Fioridsa, 0es:cribed a
.ioii-.: B qr rinrrg al a poini 50 0 Ier el
tJlr.rl- rcl Ihre '.:ulrne .corrir ol In-
SciUlr,,ail 1 4 ..1 ire Soulhcieti 1,'-I Cl
Sei:trn 33 T.ownhip 28 SOulh.
Ran.le 19 EaJl Hllsborough County.
Fliri-l run *Iael 10i0 0 leer run
i-t.r,-:e lr.ri. h 53 0 feet; 'run thence
Wei-t ".0 leel, run trenca North
15C70 i-ee run Ihenrr e East 150.00
i.el run hence Souir 207.0 feel to
In- F'oairl o B.egnr.rng


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
DATED on July 2, 2003.
RICHARD AKE
Clerk of the Court
By Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
7/4-7/11/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 03-CA-1721
AMSOUTH BANK, an Alabama banking
corporation,
Plaintiff,
v.
EDNA MAE COBB, TYRONE COBB,
CITRUS POINTE OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, MARK OF EXCELLENCE,
INC., FINANCIAL PORTFOLIOS
CORPORATION, as assignee of Direct
Merchants, and JOHN/JANE DOE,
fictitious names representing unknown
tenants in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANTTO CHAPTER 45
Notice is given that pursuant to a Final
Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated
June 26, 2003, entered in Case No. 03-
CA-1721 Div E. of the Circuit Court of
the Judicial Circuit in and for. Hillsborough
County, Florida,, in which AMSOUTH
BANK, an Alabama banking corporation,
is the Plaintiff and EDNA MAE COBB et
al., are the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder on.the 2nd floor
lobby of the Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida
33602, at 11:00 a.m. on the 30th day of
July, 2003, the following-described prop-
erty set forth in said Final Summary Judg-
ment of Foreclosure:
LOT 5, BLOCK 9, AND THE NORTH
2.20 FEET OF THE WESTERLY 45
FEET OF THE EASTERLY 67.5 FEET
OF LOT 51, IN BLOCK 3 OF CITRUS
POINTE, UNIT 1 ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 57,
PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, Room
125, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 419
Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602, Telephone
No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this document; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771.
Dated ihi. '?6lh dda\ i' june, 2003
Hnororable R.cr3aid L A.e :
Clerk of the Circuit Court
B% Henry Suber Jr.
Deputy Clerk
Ronald e Cohn. Eaq
COHN COHMN & MENFDRI.. P.A.
P.O. Box 3424
Taripa, Florida 33601-3424
.(8131254-1400
Anorne.s Ilor Pilainit 7/4-7/11/03 2T


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS

IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT FROM-
NUMBER 43 003034 009 APPLICATION RECEIVED ON- 06/04/03
CAX RIVERSIDE II LLC & AMERICAN LAND LEASE ETC
29399 US HWY 19 N STE 320
CLEARWATER FL 33761-0000
CONSTRUCTION/OPERATION PERMIT
PROJECT NAME- RIVERSIDE CLUB PHASES II IV AND V
ACTIVITY. RESIDENTIAL
OUTSTANDING FLORIDA WATER NO AQUATIC PRESERVE: NO
PROJECT DESCRIPTION MOBILE HOME PARKS
PROJECT SIZE. 136.50 ACRES
SECTIONS) 24 TOWNSHIP 32S RANGE" 18E
NUMBER. 43 0022623.006 APPLICATION RECEIVED ON. 05/30/03
LIVE OAK DEVELOPMENT 1 LLC
3300 UNIVERSITY DR STE 001
CORAL SPRINGS FL 33065-0000
CONSTRUCTION/OPERATION PERMIT
PROJECT NAME: LIVE OAK PHASE 1C
ACTIVITY: RESIDENTIAL
OUTSTANDING FLORIDA WATER. NO AQUATIC PRESERVE: NO
PROJECT DESCRIPTION SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
PROJECT SIZE. 259.84 ACRES
SECTIONS) 5 6 TOWNSHIP 27S RANGE-20E
THE APPLICATIONS ARE ON FILE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND
AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION. INTERESTED PERSONS HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO INSPECT.A COPY OF THE APPLICATION AND
SUBMIT.WRITTEN COMMENTS CONCERNING THE APPLICATION. IN
ADDITION, IF YOU WISH TO BE ADVISED AS TO AGENCY ACTION
AND PROVIDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST AN ADMINIS-
TRATIVE HEARING REGARDING THE APPLICATION, YOU MUST
FILE A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, 2379 BROAD STREET, BROOKSVILLE, FL
34604-6899. ANY REQUESTS OR COMMENTS MUST BE FILED WITH
THE RECORDS AND DATA DEPARTMENT AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS
AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT NOT LATER THAN
14 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE AND SHALL INCLUDE
THE PERMIT APPLICATION NUMBER.
THE DISTRICT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE BASED ON DISABILITY.
ANYONE REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION AS PRO-
VIDED FOR IN THE ADA SHOULD CONTACT THE RECORDS AND
DATA DEPARTMENT AT (352) 796-7211 OR 1-800-423-1476. TDD
ONLY 1-800-231-6103.
743,03 1T




IAdvertise With La aceta I


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.03CP1608 DIVISION: EAST
Florida Bar #308447
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES CURL SOLES,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAMES CURL SOLES deceased, File
Number 03CP1608, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hillsborough County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 1110, Tampa, Florida
33601. The name and address of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set. forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a copy
of this notice, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY 130) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
UCATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first Publication of this
Notice is July 4, 2003.
Personal Representative:
DOROTHY W. SOLES
122 Valley Circle
Brandon, FL 33510
Attorney for Personal Representative:
WILLIAM R. MUMBAUER, ESQUIRE
WILLIAM R. MUMBAUER, P.A.
205 N. Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL 33510
813/685-3133
7/4-7/11/03 2T

THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.2003-3176-CA DIVISION K
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY, INC. SUCCESSOR IN
INTERESTTO ASSOCIATES HOME
EQUITY SERVICES, INC. F/K/A FORD
CONSUMER FINANCE COMPANY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CURT D.:BARNES, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated June 24, 2003 and entered in Case
NO. 2003-3176-CA of the Circuit Court of
the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida
wherein CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY, INC. SUCCESSOR IN INTER-
EST TO ASSOCIATES HOME EQUITY
SERVICES, INC. F/K/A FORD CONSUM-
ER FINANCE COMPANY, INC., is the
Plaintiff and CURT D. BARNES; TENANT
#1 N/K/ACHERYL BARNES; TENANT #1
N/K/A CHERYL BARNES are the Defend-
ants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at at 419 Pierce Street,
Tampa, Florida 33602, ON THE 2ND
FLOOR OF THE HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 11:00AM,
on the 22nd day of July, 2003, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment
LOT 1, BLOCK 7, BUCKHORN FIRST-
ADDITION UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO
THE. PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 58, PAGE
56, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2602 ARCHMENT COURT,
VALRICO, FL 33594.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk ofCircuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-9558771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on June 26th, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:Kim P.Dietz
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018 -
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F03003544
7/4-7/11/03 2T
THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 02-4178-CA DIVISION I
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPANY,
INC. SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO
ASSOCIATES HOME EQUITY
SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MITCHELL L. PHILPOTT, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order Rescheduling. Foreclosure Sale
dated June 23, 2003 and entered in Case
NO. 02-4178-CA of the Circuit Court of the
THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida wherein
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPANY,
INC. SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO AS-
SOCIATES HOME EQUITY SERVICES,


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
INC., is the Plaintiff and MITCHELL L.
PHILPOTT; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at
419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida 33602,
ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00AM, on the 25th day of July, 2003,
the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
THE NORTH 200 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 627 FEET OF THE WEST
100 FEET OF THE EAST 425 FEET
OF GOVERNMENT LOT 4, IN SEC-
TION 16, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH,
RANGE 20 EAST, IN HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS
ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY.
A/K/A 11123 CHURCH DRIVE,
RIVERVIEW, FL 33569-450.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on June 24, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Henry.Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, PA.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-501 R
F02003383 6/27-7/4/03 2T
INTHE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.:2003-5075-CA DIVISION: G
SUNTRUST BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR IN
INTERESTTO SUN BANK OF TAMPA BAY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EUEROL A. ALLEN, et al,
Defendantss.
.NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EUEROL A. ALLEN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1824 E
Wood Street, Tampa, FL 33604
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following prop-
erty in HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida:
LOTS 47 AND 48, BLOCK "E", MAP
OF HILLSBORO HEIGHTS SOUTH,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 10, PAGE 28 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on or before August 4,
2003, on Echevarria & Associates, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 9119
Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file the original with
this Court either before service on Plain-
tiffs attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the La
Gaceta.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, Room
125, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 419
Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602, Telephone
No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this document; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 27th day of June, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Court
By: Yvette M. Castro
As Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, PA.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F02002366. 7/4-7/11/03 2T

THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.2003-3363-CA DIVISION H
FAIRBANKS CAPITAL CORPORATION
AS SERVICING AGENT FOR DL
MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GLENDA DUNN, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure
dated June 24, 2003 and entered in Case
NO. 2003-3363-CA of the Circuit Court of
the THIRTEENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida
wherein FAIRBANKS CAPITAL CORPO-
RATION AS SERVICING AGENT FOR
DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC., is the
Plaintiff and GLENDA DUNN; NEVILLE
MARTIN; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR HOUSE-
HOLD FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.;
WOODMONT HOMEOWNERS ASSOCI-
ATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
cash at 419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida
33602, ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE. at 11:00AM, on the 24th day of
July, 2003, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 22, BLOCK 4, OF WOODMONT
PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 66, PAGE 21, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 5418 PINE BAY DRIVE, TAM-
PA, FL 33625.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
'impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on June 25, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk,of the Circuit Court
By: Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F03003756
7/4-7/11/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 03-1212 Division A
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY JANE MURRAY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
BETTY JANE MURRAY, deceased, whose
date of death was March 24, 2003; is
pending in the Circuit Court for Hilsbor-
ough County, Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 03-1212 the address of
which is 419 Pierce Street, Tampa,. FL
33602. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or unliquidated claims,
and who have been served a copy of this
notice, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE .OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons who have claimsor de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or un-
liquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIlfE PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: JULY 4,2003.
Personal Representative:
DONALD JAMES MURRAY
10387 Carrollwood Lane #305
Tampa, FL 33618
Attorney for Personal Representative:
PAUL E.RIFFEL, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 352098
PAUL E. RIFFEL, PA.
1319 W. Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 33612
(813)265-1185
7/4-7/11/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 03-2803 DIVISION F
SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL DEAN SORNSTEIN, MARTHA
K. FERRERA-SORNSTEIN, WELLS
FARGO BANK OF MINNESOTA,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION and
UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to the Final Judgment of Fore-
closure entered in this cause on June 24,
2003, I will sell the property situated in
Hillsborough County, Florida, described as:
LOT 14, BLOCK 2, BUCKHORN
OAKS, UNIT 1, PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGE 75, AS RECORDED
IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA,
commonly known as 2712 Willow Oaks
Drive, Valrico, Florida 33594-4235
at public sale to the highest bidder, for
cash, in the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Main
Courthouse located at 419 Pierce Street,
Tampa, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on July 23,
2003
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, Room
125,.Hillsborough County Courthouse, 419
Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602, Telephone
No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this document; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771.
DATED this 25th day of June, 2003.
RICHARD AKE
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
NEIL C. SPECTOR
KASS, SHULER, SOLOMON,
SPECTOR, FOYLE & SINGER, PA.
SP.O. Box 800
Tampa, Florida 33601
813/229-0900 7/4-7/11/03 2T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2003-2204-CA DIVISION: B
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BARBARA C WILLIAMS, IF LIVING, et al,
Defendantss.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: BARBARA C WILLIAMS, IF LIVING
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3213
Deerfield Drive, Tampa, FL 33619
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
AND IF DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
BARBARA C WILiLAMS,DECEASED
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
SHANELL THERESA WILLIAMS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3213
Deerfield Drive, Tampa, FL 33619
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
SHIRLEY ANN WILLIAMS-
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
PAMELA P. ROBINSON
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following prop-
erty in HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida:
LOT 7, BLOCK 9, SANSON PARK,
UNIT 2, ACCORDING -TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN-PLAT
BOOK 38, PAGE 20, PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, on or before July 28,
2003, on Echevarria & Associates, PA.,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is-9119
Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file the original with
this Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the La
Gaceta.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, Room
125, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 419


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602, Telephone
No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this document; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 23rd day of June, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Court
By: Yvette M. Castro
As Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F03002117
3002117 /27-7/4/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 03-CP-000574
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MIGUEL LOPEZ,
DECEASED.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration) -
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINSTTHE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order
of Summary Administration has been
entered in the estate of MIGUEL LOPEZ,
deceased, File No. 03-CP-00574, Division
A, by the Circuit Court for Hillsborough
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 419 Pierce Street,
Hillsborough Coupty Courthouse, Tampa,
Florida 33602; that the total cash-value
of the estate (inclusive of homestead
and exempt property) is approximately
$60,000.00, and that the names and
addresses of those to -whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
MIGUEL LOPEZ, JR., 6910 Barry Road,
P.O. Box 152614, Tampa, FL 33614
MICHAEL DEAN LOPEZ, 3307 W. Pal-
metto St., Tampa, FL 33607
DALIA LOPEZ, 12705 Polly Place, Tampa,
FL 33625
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedents estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three months after
the date of the first publication of this
notice must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
The estate of the decedent must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 4, 2003.
JAMES C. ALFONSO, ESQUIRE
2522 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida, 33609
Phone: 813/879-6164
Florida Bar Number: 160241
Attorney for Petitioner
7/4-7/11/03 2T


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
As a result of being unable to effectuate certified mail notice to violators of the City
Code, notice is hereby given that a Tampa Municipal Code Enforcement Hearing
Master has scheduled a public hearing on July 16, 2003, at 9:00 a.m. to hear the
below listed cases which are in violation of the City of Tampa Code. Information listed
below describes the case number, property ownerss, violation address, code section
violated, and legal description of subject property, in that order. The hearing will be
held in City Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 315 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa,
Florida. Affected property owners will be given the opportunity to discuss the alleged
violations. Should anyone have any questions regarding these cases, please call the
Office of the City Clerk at (813) 274-7286.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Code
Enforcement Hearing Master with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or
hearing, they will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
CASE #02-08695
NAME OF VIOLATOR: RIVERA EDNA AND RAMON ORTIZ
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 8711 N BOULEVARD
SECTIONS: 19-233 & 19-234
SECTIONS: 19-47, 19-49 & 19-50
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: CASA LOMA SUBDIVISION
LOTS 37 AND 38 BLOCK 12
CASE #02-17755
NAME OF VIOLATOR: MERTZ DAVID L
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 2101 W RIO VISTA AV
SECTIONS: 19-231 & 19-232
SECTIONS: 1.9-56
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: HAMNER'S MARJORY B RENMAH
LOT 42 BLOCK 3
CASE #02-19176
NAME OF VIOLATOR: RIVERS WILLIAM P AND VIRGINIA A
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 8101 EL PORTAL DR
SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-47, 19-49, 19-50 & 19-56
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: WILMA
LOT74 AND W 1/2 CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING ON E
CASE #02-20705
NAME OF VIOLATOR: PITA ANTHONY J WARD JOHN P
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 2716 N RIDGEWOOD AV
SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-47, 19-49 AND 19-50
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SUBURB ROYAL
LOT 11 BLOCK 20
CASE #02-24843
NAME OF VIOLATOR: KNIGHT CARRIE DAISY LIFE ESTATE
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 2712 N RIDGEWOOD AV
SECTIONS: 19-46, 19-47, 19-49, 19-50
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SUBURB ROYAL -
LOT 9 BLOCK 20
KARA BELL PER 8517-0923
A/K/ACARRIE KNIGHT JORDAN 9179/1152
CASE #02-24959
NAME OF VIOLATOR: SMITH JEFFREY
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 2107 E WILDER AV
SECTIONS: 19-46 & 19-49
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PEDDY AND HACKNEY SUBDIVISION
LOT 5
CASE #03-00117
NAME OF VIOLATOR: FREEMAN JAKALE
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 2611 N 15TH ST
SECTIONS: 27-184
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LA CASA
LOT 5 BLOCK 119
CASE #03-01426
NAME OF VIOLATOR: HAMBURG MARC D TRUSTEE
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 102 E MARTIN LUTHER KING BL
SECTIONS: 19-26 & 19-27
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: MEADOWBROOK
LOTS 503 AND 504
CASE #03-03654
NAME OF VIOLATOR: BALLARD TAMIEKO J
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 802 E NORTH BAY ST
SECTIONS: 19-26 & 19-27
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: MAXWELLTON SUBDIVISION CORRECTED PLAT
LOT5 BLOCK 3 6/20-7/11/03 4T

LA GACETA/Friday, July 4,2003/Page 25










LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 03-1603 Division A"
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDGAR W. SKJELLET,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
EDGAR W. SKJELLET, deceased, whose
date of death was March 7, 2002, File
Number 03-1603, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for Hillsborough County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Flor-
ida 33602. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been served must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAY'S AFTER THE
TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file
Iher claims waih ihis court WiTHill 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
SFIR'T PUBLICATION OF THIS NlOTICE
ALL-CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.-
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PE-
RIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAII
FILED TWO l2r YEARS OR MORE.
AFTER THE DECEDENT S DATE. OF
DEATH IS BARRED
The dale of the ii ft publication of this
PlOic&ce i July 4 20,03
Personal Representative:
NANCY M..MOOK
1108 Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511
Attorney lor Persoral Represenlalvue
J. RONALDWIGGIIITOII ESOUIRE
Florida Bar No 087697
300 N Franr.lin Sireel
Tampa. FL 33602
(813) 223-4126
7/4-7/11/03 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JIJ'.'ErIILE DI'viSIOil
COURT FILE NO.: DP-0500378
UCN: 98-DP-008039 DIVISION: D
IN THE INTEREST OF:
NUNEZ, ROSE D. (dob 02/19/90)
.MillOR CHILD
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSOINALL, APPEAR AT
THE ADVIS.ORr HEARIrG CONSTI.
TUTE':S C'OIr.ET TC THE TERMIINATIOII
OF PAREIITAL RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD IF
'.ULI FAIL TO APPEAR COI THIS DATE
ANiD TIMlE SPECIFIED 'rmOuU M1/ LOSE
ALL LEGAL RIIHT, AS A PARENT T
THE CHILD rIAlM ED IN1 THE PETITION
ATTACHED TCO THa NOTICE
TO AI.I.ArFJCO .'r,'-,COEZ a..a
Armian o 'v/ queZ ilalrer
P,,ie.ie r.:e. Wheicare ulr Unrnownn
'iOU WILL PLEASE TAKE IIOTICE lhat
a Fel.ian Ior Terrrmr.ml,.r.n ol Parental R.igrhl
nas been Ille. in In r e ,Cr':u Court .l e e
Tr.neienlh ..lujl.:- il Circuil or the Slale a1
Florida. in anrd lor Hil:iborougQ Counry
Fl.rida Juvero i le Ditzion, aillegmrg thai Ihe
3s.c.e.rnrr.e-d ichll r i a .dependeri child
anrd t, ihih:r ir. Pelntior.er .i3 asring lc.r
r6 lterminalion or parErial righi~ and per-
manent ,ommninmern ol Ihe child 0o Ie
Department or Children and Families for
sub_-equeni ai:opoor,
YOU ARE HEREBY rnoTied ir al ou aree
required 1i appear periicially on Ine 19ir
a;, or Augull 2003l ar 300 a m before
Ine Honorarbl Flank A Gomez al Ihe
HilliOcoaugh Courdty Courthnou- Arnne
801 East Twaggi Sireel i .1 Floor. Tampa
Florida ?36,02. Ic show cause, if anr, wn
parental rights snall nor be Ierminaled
and said cnild lhail not be permanenily.
combined 1o Ihe Flo1rda Depanmnrin or
Cnildrrn and Famdies for asuicsequeni
adopli.o You are enhiled to be repre-
serled by an anorney at [his proceeding
DATED Ihis 261h day oi June, 2003
RICHARD L AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By Colin R Fullongue
Depury Clerk
Depur 14.-7/25,03 4T

THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO 2003-4364-CA DIVISIOri A
CH-SE MANIHATTAIJ BANK AS
TRUSTEE, FOR THE GRMT iI
MORTGAGE LOANI TRUST 2,00. 1
DATED SEPTEMBER 1 r l
Plarl fl.

ROBERT CASKET el sl.
Del r.jdar.i; l
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
riOTICE IS HEREB,' GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Juogmeni ol Mortgage Foreclosure
dalrea June 23. 2003 and entered in Ca.se
NO 2'j03-4-164-CA or rhe Circuil Court ol
Ihe THIRTEENITH Judicial Circuil in and
lor HILLSBOROUGH Count-/. Flc.ld.a
wneren CHASE MANiHATTrAIJ BANK AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE Gl.MIT II NIORT.
GAGE LOAn TRUST 2000-1, DATED
SEPTEMBER 1. 2000 is Ine Pla.nlin and
ROBERT CASKEY CITr OF TAMPA: ,Ire
ihe Delenda.nl. I iil sell to Ine high-sI
and besl bidder for cash al 419 Pielce
Siree. Tampa. Florida 33602. OJO THE
2rJD FLOOR OF THE HILLSBOROUGHr
COUNTY COURTHOUSE al 1100AM,
on Ihe 81th day oi Augui., 2003. Iic lol.
lowirng dcrnrccO property as ser forlh ;r
said Final Judgmeni
LOT 102 BEL MAR UNIT NO 2
ACCORDIIIG TO THE PLAT THERE.
OF. AS RECORDED IN FLAT BOOK
14, PAGE 3. PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.
FLORIDA.
A/KiA 3608 S RENELLIE DRIVE,
TAMPA. FL 33629


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on June 24, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
RO. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
-F03005117 6/27-7/4/03 2T
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 01-10338-CA DIVISION E
MANUFACTURERS & TRADERS TRUST
COMPANY, ONE M &T PLAZA, BUFFALO,
NY 14203-2399, TRUSTEE FOR
.SECURITIZATION SERIES 1998-4,
AGREEMENT DATED DECEMBER 1,1998,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DOUGLAS EUGENE DOLLAR, et al,
Delendansli,
SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBi' GI.'Erj pursuant
to a Second Amernde F.nal Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 13,
2003 and entered in Case NO. 01-10338-
CA of the Circuit Court of the THIR-
TEENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
HILLSEOROUGH Couri/, Fl.r;da .-,hre-
in rIArILIFAC TIjiERS ,., TRADERS
TRUST C'O.MPA.Ii' ,ONiE I.I T PLAZA,
BUFFALO,. fI 1 r4-2. 399 TRUSTEE
FOR SECLuRITlZATIlOri SERIES 1 '-4,
AGREEM.IErNT DATED DE'CEr1BER I
1939. isr ine Ilair.in rand DOCJUGLALi
EUGErJE DOLLAR ERIiESTINJE M.
DOLLAR; STERLING LEIIDIIIG ,OR-
PORATION, A DISSOLVED CORPORA-
TION; are ib. Deienjanm. I wall sellto
the highest anrd be:il rdder for cash at
419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida
33602, ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY- COURT-
HOUSE at 11 00AM on the 23rd day of
July, 2003, Ir I.Illowing described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
THE EAST 264 FEET OF THE SOUTH
HHALF OF THE Ii jRTH HALF OF THE
SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1'4 OF THE NE
1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 28
SOF.iTH. R- JGE 21 EAST; ALSO,
THE NORTH 15 FEET OF THE
SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTH HALF
OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
THE IE 1 4 OF SAID SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE 21
EAST LESS THE EAST _64 FEET
THEREOF FWITH THE WESTT :5. FEET
THEREOF BErING SLBJECT TO 1al
-EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND
EGRESS TOGETHER WITH EASE-
M.IET C,'.EI- THE FCLLOCWIIi,_ BE-.
GIN AT THE SW CO-RIEER OCF THE
rNV. .1 -F T-HE lE I 4 OF SECTION
34 T''VtJrSHIF _' :.ori.ITH. R HITGE
2"- EAST. 11C RHLIUH THENCE IJC'RTH
5.85 FEET FOR A. F..,IfiJT OF BEIN1i.
rlriIGC THEIR' EE ST TO A FR'i T "',
FEET EST OF THE '.'-E T LIrJE -OF
THE E 1. OF THE r/vj 1 4 OF THE
IrE 1,4 THEINCE NORTH i- FEET 'H
TO THE SOUTHH LIIIE OF THE iE 1 4-
OF THE Ns I 4 .OIF THE IE I14 .
THEIJCE ,1E':T 2:, FEET THENrCE
SOUTH 55 FEET TiHENCE '.EIE :.T T'-,
THE %'fE'ST BUllDc-, I O'I F -."1. Ir.,
1,.-4 F THE frE 1.4. AND THEjNCE
SC.TOTH '," FEET I T THE POifflT O.F
8EGIrIrllrIG "riD THE WE'T 70
FEET OF THE Fi 14 OF iTHE .E l 4
OF THE f'JW 1 4 CF THE IE 1 4 OF
SECTIONl 34 TOWlISHIFP 8 :OIuTIH
RAfiJGE EL-T ANrD THE .:.'.EIT
25 FEET OF THE E 1 OF THE !I I
OF THE SE 1'4 CF THE ivr '1 i 4 iF
THE NiE 1.4 ,C.F ,SEC TIOfi 34 TiWC'l-
SHIP 2.' SOUTH RANGrE 21 E.-Ti
FOR INGRESS ariE' EG'RE'SS li
C- r.IorM vwITH OTHER S
LANDS ': TIJTATE L'IIIG ID BEI Cl
IJ HILLSEORCiIG, .H COUfIT FLORI.
DA TOGETHER WITH THAT -ERTFAIf
MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREOII
DESCRIBED AE. A 1 8" DEROS3E
SUICO')vE. WITH ID nD''195,lA AlAi
D)21.451B3
A/K'A 3841 LESLIE BELL LAIIE
DOVER. FL 335237
Ii you are a person rwllr a disabillly rwho
neids any' a,.:iomm':'da iim' r In order I,.
psnlicipie in ihN; proceeding you are
eniiled, sa nro c.:s I out Io Ihe prcovil' or.
:.1l .erlain a3ssilanc-e Plea'e coniaci rh-
Cledl. ol Circuit C'curl CiicuiI CivI Dl is:,i'.n
Rci-om 125 Hll- bor'rouqn Cuunr\ Courl-
housiJ 419 Pierc, SI Tampa FL 33602.
Telepnh.,: o Ic, -81.'i0. E\ "' 52 Ailhin
.2 w..krl_. da 01Il .',fur rece.pl 31 [I.,"
,d1c',un.emi. ,I lau ar, ha esirin tr ...:ic.,
irrmi'paired 11 1 ic .11 -.-3 1
WITNEESS M' HAND arnd ie srji oi
InrI C'ur uncr. lurnlei 1. -IC i
Rcnaidr 4A.e
CIcl: .:.el In Ci.:icul Couril
B, Henir, : u. r J Ir
Depuly ClOik
Ecnearria 3 i'sOcale; *-P4
PO Bon "5018
Tampa. Florida 33622-i5018
FCi10110 5 6.- -'4.03 2T

THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE iO c: 003 33. 1-CA DIVISION
WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE
IC ,
P rli lalln.
v/s.
TREIT ALAN BOHL A K.A TREIJT A
BOHL, ci al.
Derendarnllsi
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuanl IO a
Final Judgment ol dMongage Foreclosure
daled June 23 70,3 arid enleiid in Case
lO0 2003.3321-CA ol In.e Circui Cojunrt or
Ihe THIRTEENTH Judicial Circui; in anir
lor HILLSBOROUGH Couniv. Florida


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
wherein WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC., is the Plaintiff and TRENT
ALAN BOHL A/KIA TRENT A. BOHL;
BRANDY K. BOHL; are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at 419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida
33602, ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 28th day of
July, 2003, the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 70, BLOCK "A', MEADOW-
BROOKE AT SUMMERFIELD UNIT II,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
71 AT PAGE 30 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AK/A 13309 SILVERCREEK DRIVE,
RIVERVIEW, FL 33569.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on June 24, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
B, Henr, Suber Jr.
Depuij Clerk
Echevarria & A m-ijale. P.A.
P'O Bn 25016.
"ampa, Flocmda 3~j622-5018
F03003910
6/27-7/4/03 2T
IIJTHE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
II.I'.'EI JILE Dl ; .I.ni.ill
COURT FILE NO.: 79208-PC
UCN: 91-2692-DA DIVISION: D
IN THE INTEREST OF:
HALL, OuA.'TERRIA idoL., 0 1"0 91
.1lrIOR CHILE,
NOTICE OF AN ADVISORY HEARING
ON TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PROCEEDINGS
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THE ADVISORY HEARING 'CONtSTI-
TLITES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS CHILD IF
'OU FAIL TO APPEAR 01i THIS DATE
AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MAY LOSE
ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION
ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE.
TO: TOMMY HALL (father)
Residence/Whereabouts Unknown
SYOU WILL PLEASE TAKE lIOTICE inal.
a Pei.ihor. lor T i rr.raliori ., i ParEnial Rigr .
ha3 een iled co ,, ire Ci.rcuil Court ,rl ine
Tririeenir jud;;i i Ci r,:ui ,-1-f ihe Siaie of
FlIo.r'. In anri I.jr H-1rl-b.:r-:ucir Counr,.-
Florida, Juveri-le Di.i-i n r llgaer.l Irn ti e
atr'...i narm- d c r.irJ & d.ipernenri n.r.ji
I: rd ov i ninr. n Ir. I PEi.nr i a K..:r ,. p r.
ihc i rirrn inn i 11 .,ar rniT l r,.i r al- A a-.3 ..r.
manent commitment of the child to the
DeparImer, ofi Childrin ar-d FajT,;I;i for
.ubi-Oequer.l adflpi.:r.
*.OUJ ARE HEREe'. nrl,:.ia d Ir.i ,.,u iri
r~equirrd oj arpear pfr'_onali, or, in. s51r.
da1, j 1 Augu-l l"2:) 3 i '' r.10 0 a tri C lore
Ihe H rororatile Frar.k A C.-; n.ez at ihe
HillsbOrough C.-:.ury Couri,,ouzs Anne
s0i EaEl TeiWg lreel -41 Fio.r Tampa
Flir,.-,rld 3.ll I.;. : riow :ause. il ,jn wh'h
peril rl ri r .:,il c., ler ipIrrinraljEd
.arid -ald child .,alm ll r.I.:,l rbe p rmia n.1rll,.
.:..'irr.n-lm d Ic iEnc FlriD, U panrlmner.i o
Ch.ilren arid Farni i- i, sr ,ub'equeril
aaopllori 'Iu ar' eri-nilEd 1 C' reprie
zirni. 'j r 1 n ar, l r r-ic ; a irt p I :N, : 0fir,
DATED lhr. 1 '1ir. .a, .:,i .lurie : '2l
RICHARD LAKE
CLERK OF THE CIRC'IIT C OUDRT
By: Colin Furlori.gu
-Deputy Clerk 7/4-7/25/03 4T

IIITHE CIRCUIT COURT Il AIID FOR
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.03-3347 DIVISION C
ULir'h.,O'"-T i:T-MOOLS FEDERAL
CREDIT UiilO' ,
Plainill
VS.
CC[ ji .C Cia I ,.a COnrilE .JO
IO,1COE I,,ICHMEL A C lA'l3
HOUSEHOLDS FillArJCE CORPOHATIOnl
III anc UNKNOWVJ TEInArTS OWCVERS
Deiendanls
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suanli lo me Final Judgment of Fore-
closure enl rele in his cause on Junr.e 5,
2003, I will sell Ihe property illualed in
Hillslorough Count/. Florida, described as:
THE SOUTH '. OF LOT 9 AND ALL OF
LOT 10. BLOCK 3. NORTH GIBSON
TERRACE ACCORDirJG TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF Ac RECORDED
ill PLAT BOOK PAGE 69. OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUCH COLINrIT., FLORIDA. commonly
F.r.own a-, 120:5 r lorr. Viill Street,
Plni C ii'.. Fl.or.da 3 3566-2 226
al public sale i, ih h;nheii bidder for
casr. Ir, [h n. Floor Lr'bb, -i1 ihe I.na,-
Courlh.ju,.e Io.:aud at 41. P.ec.:e Sreel
Tampa, Flrida 11 i00 a mr orn AugqJ-i
I St. 2003
II you are a p ,c0 irn ir, a dimaDiliy Ahr.:
needs any accom.:,mr.smcoaln in oidjrjr I, par
t1Ii.pae in lh,r proce.r-d-.r. you re e.nmaled
,.al no3 c .I Cl ', o u i trir prf.i.icr.n l c.r.
lan .asi.a ,lan .e Pl3i :. .:,rla,:l ine C.,lerl ,
oI CircuiIC Curn CIFr:IJIi Ci.ii L1i,.l'ai:i-n. H..rr.
125 H lit-'boiou .r iC'-u-r.r C, .unrh.:.u I J 1
Pierce St., Tanp.a FL .3':'02 Telepic.rion
No 276-8100 E, 7- '' :..Ihrn .:rk.rng
Saav :'rV your r.:eip .pl Ir.n: doCuimenri i
V'iu are hearirn or ic l:e impaired, call 1-
800.955-8.71
DATED thl 26ri dayv Cl June, L2003
RIGCHARD AKE
Clerk C.cui Court
B[" Kirn P D'elz
Depory Clerk
NiEIL C SPECTOR
KASS SHULER. SOLOMONr
SPECTOR. FOi'LE SINIIGER PA
PO Bc< a00u
Tampa Floldas 33601l
8l3.'.239.900 7.4- 1h.'3-T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW/DIVISION C
Case No.: 03 8305
JUDITH TRONCOSO,
Petitioner
and
ALEXANDER DEL RISCO,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: ALEXANDER DEL RISCO
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that you.
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on JUDITH
TRONCOSO, whose address is 609 B 70
St. South, Tampa, Florida 33619, on or
before July 28, 2003, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at 419 Pierce
St., Tampa; FL 33602, before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be entered
againSit you it:.rthe relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
-Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the-Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address on record at the
Clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
information. Fadure |l. comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: June 20, 2003.
RIC.HARD AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Cynthia Menendez
Deputy Clerk.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 03DR8024 Division: A
VIVIAN M. BASHARAT,
Petitioner
and
ASIM BASHARAT,
Respondent.
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: ASIM BASHARAT
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 40 Hamilton
St., Bridgeport, CT 06608
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on VIVIAN M.
BASHARAT, whose address is 915
Axlewood Cir., Brandon, FL 33511, on or
before July 14, 2003, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at 419 Pierce
St., Room 125, Tampa, FL 33602, before
service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office; You may
Review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Family Law Form
12.915.) Future. papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address on record at the
Clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated: June 5,2003.
RICHARD AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Gretchen Davis
Deputy Clerk ../..I...-.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
As a result of being unable to effectuate certified mail notice to violators of the City
Code, notice i: r.re.3, given that a Tampa Municipal Code Enforcement Hearing
Master r.,h ,:nerduiEd pubi;i hearing on July 9, 2003, at 9:00 a.m. to hear the below
listed caes- wh.-rn are in ..,..iaion of the City of Tampa Code. Information listed below
describes the case rnufmber property ownerss, violation address, code section
L oliaied, anid legal e.:r.pri,.r of subject property, in rlha, or.jr Tr,I nearing will be
neld in City Council Chambers 3rd Floor, City Hall, '21 E Venn-ed, Blvd., Tampa,
Florida. Affected property owners will be given the opportunity to discuss the alleged
violations. Should anyone have any questions regarding these cases, please call the
Office of the City Clerk at (813) 274-7286.
Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Code
Enforcement Hearing Master with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or
hearing, they will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
CASE#01-18604
NAME OF VIOLATORR HARTLE JUANITA DAVIS
LOCATIOr IOF VIOCLATIOCI 8' 19 N 11TH ST
SECTIONI 19-.47 19-49 19-5.0
LEGAL DESC.IPTIOII SULPHER SPRINGS ADDITION
LOTS 1 AND 2 BLOC K 23 A ID W 1/2 OF CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTING THEREON
CASE #02-17484
"NAME OF VIOLATOR: DUSOLD FREDERICK AND JOAN
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 391.0 W IOWA AV
CODE SE CTOli,: 27-126
LEGAL DESCRIPTIONI IftTEREA'
L T 5 ELCCK 2- ANJD Il 1 2 OF CLOSED ALLEY ABUTTINGTHEREON
CASE 2-ig9rf-
JAMr.E OF !.'LATOR EEBlfKS JOSEPH 1.1
LOC'"ATI'-'l] OF /IOLATIOIJ 60J Ii DULIIC i-i '.
',ECTIOTlI':. 19 4 & 19-41
LEGAL DE i PiPTiONl COTTER'S SPRING HILL SUB
LC T '
CASE #02-21036
rirl.lE OF .'I,rL!TOR JAEOUIN IJTHALIE
LOC ATIOlJ OF '.'ILATIOII 10:' E EI,lI.A ST
SECTIONS: 19-26, 19-46 i .4-. 19-.49 1 .". -
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: PHILLIP SLiEDI\.ISI~.'
-'LOT 14
CASE #02-21739
NAME OF .'lOL TOR MEtIENiDEZ JOSE R
LOCA_ TIO-II OF iOLATIOIl 241"','1 B6REDC"O'-: ST
c- Ei TIOI-S i s*" 19.50
LEGAL CDE'CRiPTIOm JCHN H DREW'S FIRST EXTENSION'
LOT 16 BLOCK58 AND S 1/2 OF .LLE :LiTTING ON N
CASE #02-22172
NAME OF VIOLATOR: KLAY JOHN
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 1729 E.MULBERRY DR, A&B
SECTIONS 19-26, 19-27
LEGAL DESC- RIPTION: FERN CLIFF
LOT 439
SCASE #02-23924
,NAME OF VIOLATOR: GRANGER JEFFREY M SALDANA-GRANGER ANNETTE
MARIE
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 2628 W WATROUS AV
SECTIONS: 19-50,27-240
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: NORTH NEW SUBURB BEAUTIFUL
LOT 211 TOG WITH CONTIGUOUS LANDS LYING WITHIN THE FOLL: BEG AT NW
COR OF SD LOT 211 RUN W 33,81 FT TO ELY R/W OF MACDILL AVE PI.IlI l71
ALGR/W125FTTHN E 95.20 FT N 19 FT TO SE COR OF LOT 211 THN'.'L. L,,
S BDRY59 FTTO SWCOR OF SD LOTTHN N 106 FTTO POB
CASE #02-24522
NAME OF VIOLATOR: MELTON F A AND NORA
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 705 W COLUMBUS DR
SECTIONS: 19-47, 19-49 AND 19-50
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: GOLD'S SUBDIVISION
LOT 10 LESS THAN PT LYING WITHIN THE FOLLOWING: BEG AT SW COR LOT 7
RUN N 86 DEG E 188.45 FT N 81 DEG 13 MIN 19 SEC E 20.22 FT N 44 DEG 45
MIN 10 SEC E 14.14 FT N 33 DEG E 17.96 FTS40 FT .ND iV -'8 1)6 FTTO POB
CASE #02-25061
NAME OF VIOLATOR: O'BRIEN KENNETH G O'BRIEN THOMAS S
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 8601 N 39TH.ST, A-D
SECTION: 19-47,19-49
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:TEMPLE CREST UNIT NO 1
LOT 11 BLOCK 14
CASE #03-01454
NAME OF VIOLATOR TAGG APT LOUTS W
LOCATION OF VIOLATIOCj 704 E ROBSONST,.1/2
SECTIONJ, 1947.. 19-4? 19 50 & 27-129
LEGAL DiESi'RPTiOfI WARNER SUBDIVISION
LOT 65
CASE #03-01903
NAME OF .'IOLATC.R KIt.I.1MEL POBERT.G
_,CA;TiOi OnF .IOLATION: 2405 E 8TH AV
5ECTI O S 19,.46 1,'.47, 19.4' 19 -'5
LEGAL DESCRIPTION TLIPF.I.jl' E, :IT i P'F,
LOT 5 BLOCK 15


C i .E :, .,, '32
IIAME OF IOLATOR LONJG ELRF-C'' E:- TTE OF
LOCATIONr OF ',VIOLATION: 2319 E 10TH AV
EECTiiOC.j 1-.4-. 19.49 1? 50 19-56
LEGAL DESCRIFTIOr, TULII.If .5 EASTYBOR
W 15 9 FT OCF LOT 1 AND LOT2 BLOCK 6
C -E r i,,,.r-P~
rIA1ME OF'. IOLATOR: NENOS '.tAR
LOCATION OF VIOLATION: 4405 N HUBERT AV
SECTION: 19-26
LEGAL DESCRIPTION: DREW PARK RE PLAT OF
W 111 FT OF LOTS 12 AND 13 BLOCK 32


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LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
NOTICE OF SALE OF COLLATERAL
TO: Those Parties Listed on Exhibit "A"
Attached Hereto
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to Chapter 679 of the Florida Statutes
(the Florida Uniform Commercial Code),
that Regency Savings Bank FSB
('Regency"), a federal savings bank, will
conduct a public sale of the collateral
identified on the attached Exhibit "B"
("Collateral") at 2:00 p.m., July 8, 2003, at
the offices of Holland & Knight LLP, 100
N. Tampa Street, Suite 4100, Tampa, FL
33602. The Collateral is located at 2055
N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL
33602. The Collateral is located at 2055
N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL.
33607 and will be sold "AS IS" and
"WHERE IS." The collateral may (or may
not) be subject to superior leases or pur-
chase money financing security interests.
Such sale is being made by reason of
default by Welcome Hotels and Motels LC
(the "Debtor"), under security agreements
between the Debtor and Regency, as se-
cured party, and pursuant to the rights of
Regency under such security agreements
and Chapter 679 of the Florida Uniform
Commercial Code.
At anytime before the sale, all appropri-
ate parties may redeem the collateral in
accordance with your rights under Chap-
ter 679 of the Florida Uniform Commer-
cial Code, by tendering payment of all ob-
ligations secured by the collateral which
will be in excess of Four Million Three
Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars
($4,350,000) in principal, interest and
fees, plus expenses reasonably incurred
by the undersigned in retaking, holding,
and preparing the collateral for disposi-
tion, and in arranging for the sale, and for
reasonable attorneys' fees and legal ex-
penses. Inquiries and tender of these
amounts may be made to the under-
signed at the address listed below.
Terms of Sale: The successful bidder
must pay in cash ten percent (10%) of the
Collateral purchase price immediately fol-
lowing conclusion of the sale, and must
remit the balance due in cash or cashier's
check by close of business the next busi-
ness day following the sale. Regency may
credit bid all or a portion of the indebted-
ness due it by the Debtor.
EXHIBIT "A"
Welcome Hotels & Motels
2055 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33607
Cindy L. Runyan
100 Second Ave., South, Suite 704-S
St. Petesburg, FL 33701
Attorney for Debtor
All secured Parties:
Sandip I Patel, Trustee
2240 Belleair Road, Suite 160
Clearwater, FL 33764
Kiran C. Patel and Pallavik Patel
Charitable Remainder Trust
2240 Belleair Road, Suite 160
Clearwater, FL 33764
Sandip Patel, Esq.
1950 Peters Place
Clearwater, FL 33764
Registered Agent for Sandip I. Patel,
Trustee
Regal Equipment Leasing, Inc.
17415 S. Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33157
Edward P. Ludovici
17415 S. Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33157-5491
Registered Agent for Regal Equipment
Leasing, Inc.
Centerpoint Financial
1675 Larimer Street, Suite 880
Denver, CO 80202
C. T. Corporation System
1200 South Pine Island Road
Plantation, FL 33324
Registered Agent for Centerpoint
Financial Services, LLC
First Sierra Financial, Inc.
600 Travis St. FL 14
Houston, TX 77002
C. T. Corporation System
1021 Main Street; Suite 1150
Houston, TX 77002
Registered Agent for First Sierra
Financial, Inc.
GNB Financial Co.
603 7th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638-0246
GNB Financial Co.
c/o Kevin Swalley, Registered
Agent/President
603 7th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638-0246
Orix Credit Alliance, Inc.
1625 N.W. Ambergien Court, Suite
100
Beaverton, OR 97006
United Corporate Services, Inc.
1011 Commercial St.N.E.
Salem, OR 97308
Registered Agent for Orix Credit
Alliance, Inc.
Guarantors:
Nikunj A. Patel
c/o Jay D. Passer, Esq.
4100 W. Kennedy Blvd, Suite 322
Tampa, FL 33609
Gauranji N. Patel
c/o Steven W. Moore, Esq.
P.O. Box 5966
Clearwater, FL 33758-5966
Nikunj A. and Gauranji N. Patel
13706 Sun Court
Tampa, FL 33624
EXHIBIT "B"
SCHEDULE "A"
All right, title and interest of Debtor in
and to the following .(collectively, the
"Property"), to the extent it is personal
property and covered by Article 9 of
the Uniform Commercial Code:
(5) All machinery, equipment, fixtures
(including, without limitation, all
heating, air conditioning, plumbing,
lighting, communications, elevator fix-
tures, inventory and goods), inventory
and articles of personal property and
accessions thereof and renewals,
replacements thereof and substitu-
tions therefore (including, without
Limitation, beds, bureaus, chiffonniers,
chests, chairs, desks, lamps, mirrors,
bookcases, tables, rugs, carpeting,
drapes, draperies, curtains, shades,
venetian blinds, screens,, paintings,
hangings, pictures, divans, couches,
luggage carts, luggage racks, stools,
sofas, chinaware, linens, pillows,
blankets, glassware, silverware, .food-
carts, cookware, dry cleaning facilities,
dining room wagons, keys or other
entry systems, bars, bar fixtures, liquor


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and other drink dispensers, ice makers,
radios, television sets, inter-com and
paging equipment, electric and
electronic equipment, dictating
equipment, private telephone systems,
medical equipment, potted plants,
heating, lighting and plumbing fixtures,
fire prevention and extinguishing
apparatus, cooling and air-conditioning
systems, elevators, escalators, fittings,
plants, apparatus, stoves, ranges,
refrigerators, laundry machines, tools,
machinery, engines, dynamos, motors,
boilers, incinerators, switchboards,
conduits, compressors, vacuum clean-
ing systems, floor cleaning, waxing and
polishing equipment, call systems,
brackets, electrical signs, bulbs, bells
ash and fuel, conveyors, cabinets,
lockers, shelving, spotlighting equip-
ment, dishwashers, garbage dis-
posals, washers and dryers), other
customary hotel equipment and other
tangible property of every kind and
nature whatsoever owned by Debtor, or
in which Debtor has or shall have an
interest, now or hereafter located upon
the Land and Improvements, or
appurtenances thereto, or usable in
connection with the present or future
operation and occupancy of the Land
and Improvements;
(6) All leases and other agreements
affecting the use, enjoyment or
occupancy of all or any portion of the
Land or the Improvements heretofore
or hereafter entered into (the
"Leases"), whether before or after the
filing by or against Debtor of any.
petition for relief under 11 U.S.C. 101
et seq., as the same may be amended
from time to time or any successor
statute thereto (the "Bankruptcy
Code"), and all right, title and interest
of Debtor, its successors and assigns
therein and thereunder, including,
without limitation, cash or other
collateral deposited to secure the
performance by the lessees of their
obligations thereunder; and all rents,
additional rents, revenues, issues and
profits (including all oil and gas or other
mineral royalties and bonuses) from
the Land and the Improvements, all
income, rents, room rates, issues,
profits, receipts, revenues, deposits,
accounts, accounts receivable and
other receivables and benefits from the
operation of the hotel on the Land and
Improvements, including, without
limitation, all revenues and credit card
receipts collected from guest rooms,
restaurants, bars, mini-bars, meeting
rooms, banquet rooms and recrea-
tional facilities and otherwise, all
receivables, customer obligations,
installment payment obligations and
other obligations now existing or
hereafter arising or created out of sale,
lease, sublease, license, concession or
other grant of the right of the
possession, use or occupancy of all or
any portion of the Land and
Improvements, or personality located
thereon, or rendering of services by
Debtor or any operator or manager of
the hotel or the commercial space
located in the Land and Improvements
or acquired from others including,
without limitation, from the rental of any
office 'space, retail space, commercial
space, guest room or other space,
halls, stores or offices, including ainy
deposits securing reservations of such
space, exhibit or sales space of every
kind, license, lease, sublease and
concession fees and rentals, health
club membership fees, food and
beverage wholesale and retail sales,
telephone and television systems,
guest laundry, the provision or sale of
other goods and services, service
charges, vending machine sales and
proceeds, if any, from business
interruption or other loss of income
insurance relating to the use,
enjoyment or occupancy of the Land
and Improvements, and any other
items of revenue, receipts or other
income as identified in the Uniform
System of Accounts for Hotels, 9th
Edition, International Association of
Hospitality Accountants (1996), as
from time to time amended, all
regardless of whether paid or accruing
before or after the filing by or against
Debtor of any petition for relief under
the Bankruptcy Code (the "Rents") and
all the proceeds from the sale or other
disposition of the Leases and the right
to receive and apply the Rents;
(7) A11 proceeds of and any unearned
premiums on any insurance policies
covering the Property, including,
without limitation, the right to receive
and apply the proceeds of any
insurance, judgments, or settlements
made in lieu thereof, for damage to the
Property;
(8) All awards or payments, including
interest thereon, which may heretofore
and hereafter be made with respect to
the Property, whether from the
exercise of the right of eminent
domain (including but not limited to
any transfer made in lieu or or in
anticipation of the exercise of the
right), or for a change of grade, or for
any other injury to or decrease in the
value of the Property;
(9) All refunds, rebates or credits in
connection with a reduction in real
estate taxes and assessments charged
against the Property as a result of tax
certiorari or any applications or
proceedings for reduction;
(10) All proceeds of the conversion,
voluntary or involuntary, of any of the
foregoing including, without limitation,
proceeds of insurance and condem-
nation awards, into cash or liquidation
claims;
(11) The right, in the name and on
behalf of Debtor, to appear in and
defend any action or proceeding
brought with respect to the Property
and to commence any action or
proceeding to protect the interest of
Secured Party in the Property;
(12) All agreements, contracts,
certificates, instruments, franchises,
permits, licenses, plans, specifications
and other documents, now or
hereafter entered into, and all rights
therein and thereto, respecting or
pertaining to the use, occupation,
construction, management or opera-
tion of the Land and any part thereof
and any Improvements or respecting
any business or activity conducted on
the Land and any part thereof and all
right, title and interest of Debtor there-
in and thereunder, including, without
limitation, the right, upon the occur-


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rence and during the continuance of
an Event of Default (as defined in the
Security Instrument), or any other
document executed in connection
therewith, to receive and collect any
sums payable to Debtor thereunder;
and
(13) All tradenames, trademarks, ser-
vicemarks, logos, copyrights, goodwill,
books and records and all other
general intangibles relating to or-used
in connection with the operation of the
Property.
This UCC-1 Financing Statement is filed
in connection with a certain Mortgage and
Security Agreement dated September 30,
1998 (the "Security Instument") in the
principal sum of $4,400,000.00 given by
Debtor to Secured Party covering the
estate of Debtor in the Property and
intended to be duly recorded in
Hillsborough County, Florida.
Dated: June 18, 2003.
Leonard H. Gilbert
Florida Bar No: 28670
Noel R. Boeke
Florida Bar No: 151830
HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP
400 N. Ashley Dr., Suite 2300 (33602)
P.O. Box 1288
Tampa, FL 33601-1288
(813) 227-8500
(813) 229-0134 facsimile
Attorneys for Regency Savings Bank FSB
6/27-7/4/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2003-4406-CA DIVISION:-F
NATIONAL CITY HOME LOAN
SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHNNY ASHLEY, et al,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:ASHLEY DARLISCIA
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY; THROUGH, UNDER,
AND AGAINSTTHE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an.action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following prop-
erty in HILLSBOROUGH County, Florida:
LOT 18, BLOCK 4, GORY LAKE
ISLES, PHASE 1, UNIT 2, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 73, PAGE 6,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HILLSBOR-
OUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any; on or before July 28,
2003, on Echevarria & Associates, P.A.,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 9119
Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300,. Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file the original with
this Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or petition.
This notice shall be published once each
week for two consecutive weeks in the La
Gaceta.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Circun:, "'. D,; -ir. Room
125, Hillsborough C:,unry iTurirh.u. 419
Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602, Telephone
No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this document; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 18th day of June, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Court
By: Yvette M. Castro
As Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F02007810 6/27-7/4/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OFTHE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
GENERAL CIVIL LAW DIVISION
CASE NO.: 03-4734 DIVISION: 'E"
IN RE: THE FORFEITURE OF THREE
THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-
FOUR DOLLARS AND 00/100 U.S.
CURRENCY ($3,364.00)
NOTICE OF ACTION -
FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS
TO: ALL PARTIES HAVING, OR
CLAIMING TO HAVE, ANY RIGHT,
TITLE OR INTEREST IN: THREE
THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED
SIXTY-FOUR DOLLARS AND 00/100
U.S. CURRENCY ($3,364.00).
In compliance with 932.704(6)(a)(b) and
49.10, Florida Statutes, you are notified
that an action for forfeiture of the following
property in Hillsborough County, Florida:
THREE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED
SIXTY-FOUR DOLLARS AND 00/100
U.S. CURRENCY ($3,364.00), has been
filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address is:
A. MICHAEL PEROTTI, ESQ.
2008 East 8th Avenue
Post Office Box 3371
Tampa, Florida 33601
on or before the 28th day of July, 2003,
and file te original with clerk of this court
either before service of plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
Dated this 23rd day of June, 2003.
RICHARD AKE
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Jim White, Deputy Clerk
6/27-7/4/03 2T


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 02-8052-CA DIVISION G
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF APRIL 1,
2002, AMONG ASSET BACKED
FUNDING CORPORATION, LITTON
LOAN SERVICING LP AND LASALLE
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, ABFC
ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2001-SB1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARK G. BUCKNER A/K/A MARK
BUCKNER, et al,
Defendant(s).
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Amended Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated June 16, 2003
and entered in Case NO. 02-8052-CA of
the Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for HILLSBOR-
OUGH County, Florida wherein LASALLE
BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT, DATED AS
OF APRIL 1, 2002, AMONG ASSET
BACKED FUNDING CORPORATION,
LITTON LOAN SERVICING LP AND LA-
SALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
ABFC ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2001-SB1, is the Plaintiff and
MARK G. BUCKNER A/K/A MARK
BUCKNER; are the Defendants, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at
419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida 33602,
ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE HILLS-
BOROUGH COUNTY COURTHOUSE at
11:00AM, on the 17th day of July, 2003,
the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOTS 5 AND 6, LESS THE SOUTH 55
FEET THEREOF BLOCK 38, TAMPA
OVERLOOK, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 17, PAGE
2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 9806 N 15TH STREET, TAMPA,
FL 33612.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance: Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,'
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on June 19, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, P.A.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F02010798
6/27-7/4/03 2T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 03-2634-A
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BARRY E. BRYANT; JOHN DOE and
JANE DOE, Unknown Tenant(s),
Defendant(s):
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANTTO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to. a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated
June 23, 2003, in the above-styled cause,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Hills-
borough County Courthouse, 419 Pierce
Street, Tampa, Florida at 11:00 a.m..on
the 28th day of July, 2003 the following
described real and personal property:
The West 160' of the East 480' of the
SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 33,
Township 27 South, Range 21 East,
Hillsborough County, Florida, less the
right of way for Dormany Road and
less any portion conveyed in O.R.
Book 53, Page 192, Public Records of
Hillsborough County, Florida
Together with that certain manufactured
home more specifically described as:
1997, Homes of Merit/Pine Manor
(40 x 64) with Serial Number
FLHML2P38816799 A, B & C.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Clerk
of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division, Room
125, Hillsborough County Courthouse, 419
Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602, Telephone
No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within 2 working
days of your receipt of this document; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-
800-955-8771.
Dated this 24th day of June, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of Court
By: Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
DONNELLY & RUSSO, P.A.
3708 W. Euclid Ave., Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 832-9790, (813) 832-9739 fax
6/27-7/4/03 2T
THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO. 02-6424-CA DIVISION G
BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM COLLAZO, et al,
Defendant(s).
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to an Amended Final Judgment of Mort-
gage Foreclosure dated June 16, 2003
and entered in Case NO. 02-6424 CA of


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the Circuit Court of the THIRTEENTH Ju-
dicial Circuit in and for HILLSBOROUGH
County, Florida wherein BANK OF NEW
YORK, AS TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff and
WILLIAM COLLAZO; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF WILLIAM COLLAZO;
FRANK S. VISICARO; are the Defendants,
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at 419 Pierce Street, Tampa, Florida
33602, ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE at 11:00AM, on the 17th day of
July, 2003, the following described proper-
ty as set forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 5, BLOCK 14, TOWN 'N COUN-
TRY PARK, SECTION 9, UNIT 3, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 44,
PAGE 63, OF THE PUBLIC REC-
ORDS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,
FLORIDA FLORIDA.
A/K/A 7340 BROOKVIEW CIRCLE,
TAMPA, FL 33634.
If you are a person wilh a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please contact the
Clerk of Circuit Court, Circuit Civil Division,
Room 125, Hillsborough County Court-
house, 419 Pierce St., Tampa, FL 33602,
Telephone No. 276-8100, Ex. 7252 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on June 18, 2003.
Richard Ake
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Henry Suber, Jr.
Deputy Clerk
Echevarria & Associates, PA.
P.O. Box 25018
Tampa, Florida 33622-5018
F02007949
S6/27-7/4/03 2T
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 03-7622 Division: C
EVELYN PAGAN,
Petitioner
and
FERNANDO RICHARD CORDOVA,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: FERNANDO RICHARD CORDOVA
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on EVELYN
PAGAN, whose address is 2914 9th St.
N., Tampa, FL 33605, on or before August
4, 2003, and file the original with the clerk
of this court at 419 Pierce St., Rm. 125,
Tampa, FL 33602, before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
.mailed to the address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal o(
striking of pleadings.
Dated: June 26, 2003.
RICHARD AKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Brenda Dudley
Deputy Clerk
7/4-7/25/03 4T

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
STATE OF FLORIDA,
COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
CASE NO,: 03009180 DIVISION: F
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
KLEMENS B. SCHUTZ,
Petitioner
and
MARTHA ANN SCHUTZ,
Respondent.
-NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARTHA ANN SCHUTZ
800 South 7th Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage has been filed
against and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any to it,
on ROBERT R. CARBONELL, ESQUIRE,
the Petitioner's Attorney whose address
is, 800 West Platt Street, Suite 8, Tampa,
Florida 33606 on or before July 28, 2003,
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court, either before service on the
Petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
DATED on 20th day of June, 2003.
RICHARD AKE
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Brenda Dudley
As Deputy Clerk
6/27-7/18/03 4T







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The Ybor City Lions Club
was founded in 1950 during
the heyday of Ybor City- start-
ing out with about 100 enthu-
siastic members. The club has
met at the Columbia Restaurant
through its entire life, mostly
for lunch at noon on Thursdays.
Membership in the club has
fluctuated. After an active and
prosperous 1950's and a good
start in the 60's, Urban Re-
newal hit Ybor City like a
bomb, eliminating countless
homes in what used to be a
settled residential community.
As a result, many Ybor City
residents were forced to move
to other parts of Tampa. The
promised residential redevel-
opment never happened. So
the people never returned and
soon many businesses fol--
lowed the residents, leaving
Ybor City a mere shell of its
former self.
Ybor City Lions like other.
organizations and businesses
- suffered from the changes
wrought by Urban Renewal.
Our membership went down,
reaching a low of eight mem-
bers. The club now has 16
members and meets every
other Thursday of lunch in-
stead of every week.
Even at its smaller size, the
Ybor City Lions Club contin-
ues to make a difference in the'
community, doing a good job
of supporting its chosen chari-
ties. We sponsor. fundraising
activities every month, such as
bowling, citizen recognition,
dances, television raffles, white
candy and others.
The first real event the Ybor.
City Lions club established
was the St. Patrick's Day Cel-
ebration, including a parade,
a formal ball and other festivi-
ties. We even selected an Irish
Queen. Lions. Club members
could be seen.in their green


Comi
ties and hats, carrying shille-
laghs.and passing out sham-
rocks to visitors. The club got
a lot of publicity for the St.
Patrick Day Celebration and
was recognized statewide for it.
Ybor City Lions member
Frank Cannella served as a
statewide governor of Florida
Lions Club. Frank's son, Sam
Cannella, and Pete Leto of our
club also served as district gov-
ernors. Pete Leto is reported to
have attended every board
meeting and every interna-
tional, state and local conven-
tion during his long tenure. A
plaque in his honor is on dis-
play at the Florida Eye and Tis-
sue Bank. The Ybor City Lions
Club gives $500 per year to the
Eye Bank.
The last charter member still
with the club to die was attor-.
ney Tom Spicola in 2002. His
nephew, Angelo Spicola, is ac-
tive in our club and can be de-
pended on for a leadership role.
Although this club is small,
we're active in raising money
for our functions and our
charitable works. We recognize
an outstanding citizen each
year with a banquet at the
Columbia Restaurant. Each
year we raffle off a television,
which is donated by a public-
spirited citizen. The printing of
the raffle tickets is contributed
to the club. This is the third
year of our annual bocce ball
tournament.
These activities have brought
in more than $4,500 this year,
which will go to our Lions Club
charities, including Southeast-
ern Guide Dogs, the Central
Florida Eye and Tissue Bank,
the Greater Tampa Lions Sight
Fund, the Florida Lions Foun-
dation for the Blind, the Lions
Hearing and Speech Founda-
tion, and the Conklin School
for the Blind in Daytona Beach.


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paying member of the Ybor City Lions Club, and Raul Lavin, a charter mem-
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Life in Northern Ybor City


The national depression
was in full swing. The period
of late 1929 through 1934 was
over. We lived that period at our
home on 14th and Holmes Av-
enue. It was across the street
from Cuscaden Park, and
backed into 21st Avenue. We
lived opposite the huge water
tank, next to our beautiful
Sanatorio del Centre
Asturiano. These had been dif-
ficult but beautiful days. It was
hard to imagine leaving
Chunchi, Armandito, Mario,
Juaco, Estevan and my sister
Lolas friends. All these and


more are part of my memories
I share with friends of old -
those left when we meet at
today's coffee houses or a re-
union of friends.
Earlier, from our house on
22nd Avenue, between 14th
and 15th St. a block and a
half away I played with Benny
Frisco. His family was dear to
me. Our playground then was
the other side of the water
tank, next to the Sanatorio and
.the adjoining field next to
Uncle Sam's Damp Wash
Laundry. This laundry was
owned by a Gallego friend of


by Frank Lastra
papa. Around it we had played
the earliest of games: hide and
seek, tag, the statues, finding
sand dragon beetles under the
raised wooden houses, jacks,
the string game, tin can shoes
and, best of all, pushing the
steel hoop on the sand roads
of the time, and more.
Pop was always buying and
selling houses, so we soon
moved around the corner to
14th street and Holmes Av-
enue. My life now centered in
nearby Cuscaden Park and
also by The Centro Asturiano
Sanitarium, the huge water


tank now located to the back
of our house. It became a beau-
tiful experience that to this day
impacts on my life. I had just
about graduated from gram-
mar school and soon entered
George Washington Junior
High. The more mature games
we played, the friends so dear,
the fathers and mothers deep
love and correct and respect-
ful ways all deserve a whole
text. I have often tried to write
about these days. Who can for-
get Jose, Lopez, Andres, Brafla
and others, as they sat with
father under our sycamore tree


each evening. They talked
about their lives in Spain, of
early Ybor and the impending
Civil War in Spain. And they
talked also about hopes for a
bright future for their children
in our own great country. Their
ways have shaped much of my
life. It was my Spanish world,
with Galicia, Asturias, and
Ybor City being the heartbeat
that throbbed throughout my
life.
My mothers Italian world
was never far away due to
much family visitations. But
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for this youngster much of Ital-
ian world in those days was at
the level of visitation and
games that sister Lola and I
played with my cousins, Annie
and Tessie Leto in Ybor City,
and briefly, earlier with my
cousin Jimmy on their farm in
Lutz. My great grandmother,
Anna Leto the point of much
contact bequeathed on us a
lasting legacy.
But now papa had seen fit
to move to a different home.
Lola, my older sister, and I
needed separate bedrooms -
we were getting on in age. Papa
and mama had spoken. We
would move again.
Papa lost his considerable
assets in the1929 stock mar-
ket crash. But always a Real-
tor at heart, he had managed
somehow, in the early 30's, to
buy three houses and two ad-
ditional lots for a total of
$1,000. As a little boy, r accom-
panied him twice in his early
Fotingo (Ford) in the evening,
waiting in the car as he nego-
tiated the deal with Mr.
Dickenson who lived on 26th
Avenue, a few doors east of Ne-
braska Avenue. Such was the
drop in values and the desper-
ate condition of many of the
citizens. Many now virtually
gave property away in order to
obtain some cash to cover their
basic needs or debts.
The house we moved to was;
at 1512 east Lake Avenue, a,
few doors down from Leont
Hernandez' general garage att
La Quince (15th St.) and Lake:
Avenue. This was in the far-
northern areas of Ybor City off
old. I remember that the land
was relatively low. Once we:
moved in papa's friends from
the Cuscaden area, Jose,,
Andres, Lopez and Brafla, be-.
gin showing up in the after-.
noon after their factory jobs.
They were highly coveted fac-.
tory workers. They held key,
jobs in the factory and never.
lost their jobs in those bitter-
depression days. Just under.
10,000 cigar workers were out.
of work in these early depres-
sion years, though a few were
now being called back.
Jose, Andres, Lopez and
Brama began to help papa
erect a field fence around all
of the three houses, including
the two large lots. I remember
that the winter was very cold,
and mama would bring them
cafe con leche and Cuban
bread and butter daily. The fol-
lowing day they would return.
I remember them working all
week on the fence and when it
was all done pop shook hands
with his friends. They would
have it no other way. They have
remained close friends the
remainder of their lives. It was
the values of these Spaniards I
cherish most. Their correct and
courteous ways were the un-
derpinning for much of the val-
ues we acquired as we grew up.
At its peak, the northern
area of Ybor City was fed by
its prime artery, La Calle
Quince (15th street). Latinos
workers lived in substantial
numbers up to Lake Avenue
(30th Avenue) and then thinned
out as one approached Buffalo
Avenue (34th Avenue now
Martin Luther King Boulevard).
The cornerstone of that inter-
section La Calle Quince and
Buffalo was the Lopez Feed
Store on the SE corer. In turn,
on the southeast corer of La
Calle Quince and Lake Avenue
was Leon's Garage. Together,
with a smaller feed store and
grocery across the street, the
15th Street and Lake Avenue
corer was undoubtedly the
heartbeat of the area.
Neither corner, nor the area,
was intensively economic in
nature. It was a center of rural
Ybor City. Ragan Park, two
blocks west, and a vast open


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expense beginning two blocks
east, with a huge swamp in it,
Orange Grove Grammar
School to the southeast and
Traina's pick-up service garage
to the south all these con-
stituted much of the throbbing
heart that pulsed this north-
ern area Ybor City. For heavy
commerce one still had to go
to La Setima in the heart of
town. And in-between, Span-
iards, Cubans and Italians
lived. Beginning in the mid
depression years more grocer-
ies, hardware and other stores
would open up.
At the new home, on a cold
winter day, I recall watching
and playing around the flat
and treeless land in back four
house. Mama had hired a
black woman to wash her
clothes. These she stirred in-
side of a large metal washtub.
It was heated by firewood
burning under the tub. As I
played around the fire I re-
member that she looked to the
east, turning her head side-to-
side, and said, "Lord, I'm near
the graveyard!" She was look-
ing at the cemetery on 22nd
Street just south of Buffalo
Avenue, some 10 blocks away.
There was nothing but low-
lands in-between, except for a
huge swamp in the middle,
brush and a few palmettos. It
took me awhile to realize this.
Only a handful of small
houses were located on the
north side of Lake Avenue,
running east. On the south
side of Lake Avenue to 18th
Street the homeowners were
Spanish and Cuban with a few
Italian families. This was the
northern extent of the Latin
population, with small excep-
tion going the north to Buffalo,
on both sides of La Quince.
Pop worked feverishly to in-
sure there would be food on the
table, should the economy go
downhill again. Pop had
bought La Nenita, the family
cow, on a trip to Bradenton.
She was now in her prime.
Now, in Lake Avenue, we called
her La Nena. She was a ma-
tured cow. We depended on her
for milk, butter, sour milk (yo-
gurt), buttermilk and some not
too worthy cheese.
That same winter we began
turning the turf over, making
seed-beds, planting black-eyed
peas all over, starting a flock
of chickens for eggs, and add-
ing a turkey. That first year's
black-eyed pea crop covered
the entire two lots. Uncle
Angelo, a great farmer in the
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the Italian Club in Ybor City. The MacEwen Group Architects went under-
neath the stairway to check the condition of the foundation and found a
doorway that had been sealed. It led to a storage room filled with artifacts,
such as original clubhouse light fixtures from 1918, a marquee canopy that
covered the doors of the clubhouse and a number of items from the old
Lodato Pharmacy, which was located where La Terraza Restaurant now
stands. The Italian.Club plans on restoring the light fixtures and reinstall-
ing them in the clubhouse. Pictured:.(top) An original light fixture from 1918
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(Continued from page 2)
Lutz area, had recommended.
this plant. When the land is:
turned over, the crop would.
enrich the soil. How can a boy,
of some 13 to 14 years old for-
get the awful task of turning,
over the hard soil twice once,
to plant the crop and another
time after we picked the peas
- to bury the plants.
Later in the decade pop and.
Angelo would make wine for,
the family in our garage, with
many boxes of California
grapes and Scuppernum
grapes from Angelos farm for
flavor. Earlier with the advice
of a Cuban friend and help
from Sam Petralia, a close fam-
ily friend, papa had bought six
bee hives, which did much to
provide mom with a beautiful
ingredient to sweeten the sour
milk, making it now a very de-
licious dessert that went well
with dipped bread. The veg-
etable crops included lettuce,
radishes, onion, squash, snap
beans, Italian long squash and
,other vegetables. The veg-
etables, the cow, the chickens
-and the bees all had guar-
anteed mama of many ingre-
cdients she needed to feed her
:family. The bay waters assured
:some occasional fish and blue
belly crabs for the table. Pop


and I went after these.
In late fall, when the south
side of Davis Island produced
not new homes but much tall
weeds, papa, Lopez and I cut
enough grass there to make a
large haystack that would last
almost all year. We used large
European type scythes to do
so. Mr. Davis' project had been
dealt a lethal blow by the Great
Depression. A few years later,
however, the Island would con-
tinue its growth, though Mr.
Davis himself had vanished. La
Nena loved the hay. In winter-
time it often substituted for
little pasture grass was avail-,
able.
The only unusual thing that
ever happened to the haystack
occurred when a two-by-four
wood stud pierced though it -
the result of the heavy winds
of a hurricane in mid 1930's.
The other incident, that same
night, occurred when the tor-
rential winds knocked and
scattered the beehive boxes at
around 3 am. Thousands of
bees were moving about on the
ground, in complete disarray.
We changed clothes some four
times that early morning, as
pop and I looked for the longer
bodied queen bees one per
box. Pop found two queen bees
and lost four of the six hives.


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In the early weeks at Lake
Avenue, I ran across a young
and energetic boy, Frank
Garcia. Years earlier in the sec-
ond grade at Orange Grove
Grammar School, now only
four blocks away, I helped him
climb back into the school
ground after he fell over the
fence when climbing it. Much
to my surprise, he now lived
one block north of me, with


nothing between except An-
drew, Frank Garcia's Italian
cousin, one house to the east
side. Frank and I were to be-
come close friends for life. Be-
fore long we were drinking cafe
con leche at his or my house
in the afternoon.
One day, papa reviewed the
chores for the day and then left
to locate some smudge pots for
the next winter. He wanted to
make sure the 40 lime trees we
had planted would be pro-


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tected from the two or three
degrees below freezing that
seemed to be the norm each
year. We had recently planted
some 30 Australian pine trees
just inside the fence. These
came from seedlings that pop
and I planted from seeds we
picked up in south Davis Is-
land, close to the western wall
overlooking the bay. In the
early 30's the wall was lined
with Australian Pines a fast
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Saturday, June 14, at the Ironworkers Local 397 Union Hall. Pictured: (front)
the graduates Charles Fravel, Keven Barber, John Thomas Gillan, Phil Cole,
Donald Gillan, Garry Earnest, Gerald Russell, David Wright, Roy Nesbit,
Stacy Hutchinson, Carl Jones, Michael Straight, David Lundgren, James
Sweat and William Gentry; Apprenticeship Office Manager Cathie Frederick;
(back) the instructors Reis James, Richard Gallo, Chuck Doughten, Brian
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growing, tall but relatively
short-lived tree. But these were
too small yet. It would take
smudge pots to protect the
young tender lime trees.
It was summer time. Frank
Garcia and I had agreed to go
to build a boat so that we could
paddle it in the nearby swamp.


The swamp and nearby pas-
ture lands was the site of small
birds, meadow larks, turtle
doves, both large and small,
some rabbits, egrets, sweeps of
robins heading north in early
spring, black birds, moccasins,
turtles and others. There was
plenty there for our slingshot.
However, I had to get through


with my morning chores first.
My chores were interesting
indeed. In the early morning I
would milk the family cow, La
Nena, and take her up to pas-
ture past Sammy's house, al-
most a block away. When I re-
turned to the house I would
feed the chickens and Tito, the


turkey. Then I would water the
entire vegetable garden with
the hose and with a bucket I
watered the small 40 lime
trees. I mostly did the outside
jobs. Sister Lola did the work
inside the house.
The yard work included
spreading fertilizer throughout


the vegetable plots between the
rows of the very small lime
trees. The cow manure pile,
now well fermented, provided
all the fertilizer we ever needed.
If we were short on cow ma-
nure I went to the fields with a
wheelbarrow .The fields were
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Jim Guerino, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays' Man-
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The Fathers Resource and Networking Center (FRANC),
National Center for Fathering (NCF), and Florida's Commis-
sion on Responsible Fathering (CORF) awarded James
Guerino of Sarasota with the 2003 Central Florida Father of
the Year Award at a breakfast ceremony hosted by the Child
Abuse Council on Thursday, June 12, at the Columbia Res-
taurant in Ybor City.
Guerino's son, Jim, a tenth grader at Booker High School,
wrote a winning essay entitled "What My Father Means to
Me," that nominated him for the title of Father of the Year.
More than 4,000 students across Central Florida submitted
essays about their father or father figure.
Jim wrote, "My dad makes me a better person and that's
all there is to it. When I have children of my own, I hope I
mean as much to them as my dad means to me."
Guerino credits his wife of 17 years, Bozena, for support-
ing his efforts to be a successful father. He says that he places
much emphasis on listening to his children and giving them
the opportunity to make decisions on their own.
Justin LaRosa, director of the Fathers Resource and Net-
working Center, said, "This essay contest reveals just how
important it is for a child to have a positive father figure in
their life. All of the student's essays were compelling, which
makes it difficult to choose winners."
FRANC is an 'any dad" preventative outreach program of
the Child Abuse Council that offers Nurturing Dads Program,
Baby Boot Camp and Dads Dinners in several locations in
the Tampa Bay area.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays donated tickets for the Father's
Day game against the Pirates to award the essay winners
and their families. The top essay winners from grades one
through twelve and their father figures were honored in pre-
game festivities. Mr. Guerino and his son were named hon-
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tremendous sources, since
many families had cows. After
cleaning out the barn sand I
filled the feed box with either
the 50-pound bag of beet,
"shorts" or braf into the great
feed box pop had made using
wood from crates papa ob-
tained at Perfecto Garcia's ci-
gar factory. The feed box was
lined with metal sheet to pro-
tect it from prodding rats. A
greater danger for me was
when I over fed bran to the
cow, for then cleaning the barn
of very wet cow manure be-
came a smelly and sticky prod-
uct to cleanup. And when the
heavy rains came in late au-
tumn, the barn earth was a
quagmire of water, sticky ma-
nure and wet earth. I often had
lo use two buckets of water to
clean the cow's udder before I
could start the milking.
Frank Garcia and I had
agreed to make a boat, so we
hustled back to my house. My
father had some old roofing tin
about eight feet long, left over
from the boon days when he
owned many rental wooden
houses. We joined two of the
roof tins with small nails ev-
ery six inches at the double
seams, first spreading tar with
a flat stick. And then we folded
the tin in the shape of a boat
and brought the head plate tn
together to reduce the water re-
sistance. We then cut some two
flat boards the width of the
boat rear and nailed the side
of the tin to the board. And
when the hull was completed,
we added pitch tar to every
possible leak hole. We ham-
mered two seats in place, se-
curing these to the tin sides.
Then, of course, we re-tarred
this. This would also


strengthen the shape of the
hull. For paddles we ham-
mered two flat wood boards to
the remains of two old broom-
sticks. By then it was too late
in the afternoon, so we delayed
the launch into the swamp.
The summer rains had ar-
rived, the swamp was full, and
moccasins were seen all over
the lowlands. They were per-
fect targets. I must say that I
was very good with our Ybor
City style slingshot. That
spring I had even used a 22
rifle to shoot some quail that I
could not reach with my sling-
shot. Well, Frank and I decided
to take the boat and start row-
ing it up and down the long
ditches. Since the boat was at
my house, it was my turn to
make Cuban coffee. I made a
hefty amount as well as opened
up a new box of Uneeda Crack-
ers. These crackers, when but-
tered, become a perfect match
for Cuban coffee and milk. We
crushed and dumped them
into the large coffee cup, mak-
ing a virtual soup of it. We ate
it with a spoon. It was deli-
cious. Then we went for the boat
We carried the boat on our
shoulders. We passed by La
Nena, now pasturing close to
the swamp, and moved to the
swamp edge. Well, we carefully
floated the tin boat in the
swamp. We admired it. I placed
my 22-rifle gently in the boat,
as well as some 50 marbles for
Frank and me to shoot with
our slingshot. We looked at it
as it slid gracefully on top of
the water. It was too light to
drop even a few inches into the
water. We admired this work
of art. Now the boat had slid a
foot away. Frank told me to go
in first and I did. The boat
tilted on its side, as did this


writer. The rifle and the
marbles all fell deep in the
water. Frank managed to help
out. He recovered the rifle. The
marbles became history. Our
only marbles now were the
ones in our pockets.
Soon we turned the boat
right side up, stepped in care-
fully and rowed up and down
the north and south ditches
and then took the east and
west ones. With our slingshots
and marbles we killed three
moccasins and scared many a
seabird out of their wits. I rode
the boat some two more times
by myself enjoying some of the
better moments of my youth.
But there were too many other
chores of the day and soon the
boat was forgotten.
On afternoons I would go to
the field to re-stake La Nena.
By now she had to feed on an-
other site. I got there with two
small buckets of water and
moved her to the new site. I
talked friendly Spanish talk to
her, patted her on her forehead
and rubbed the bottom of hei
chin, holding her horns with
the other hand. Now she lay
down and rested.
As usual, I sat down next to
La Nena, with my face close to
her neck, below the horn level.
She loved this attention. But I
still held the-nearest horn next
to me. I was taking no chances
that a fly or hornet would
arouse her and she would shake
her face and horn, making me
the victim. Now my only rest of
the day was before me. I pulled
at a grass sprout and it gave
loose. I chewed on the other
end of it. It was whitish, clean
and chewy. I loved to do this.
And as I would lay back
against La Nenas warn body, I
looked at the passing clouds,


relaxed, thoroughly relaxed -
and remembered my days in
the Cuscaden Park area:
Chunchi, Juaco, Armandito,
Mario, Joe Benito, Estevan.
Always an observer and
dreamer I focused on the mov-
ing tree limbs, the flying birds
and the beetles on the earth. I
wondered if anyone bothered
to look at these creatures on
earth, or a simple mocking bird
chirping away. And one mo-
ment later things had changed
- and gone. The event had gone
forever. Did anyone see these
many pieces of life? Did any-
one care? It bothered me that
they went unnoticed.
But there was more that
made up our day.
Mano Lobato had moved
into Andrew's house when
Andrew's family moved away.
Henry joined us in certain ac-
tivities, though he helped
his father in the dry clean-
ing business on Nebraska Av-
enue, a few doors south of
Buffalo Avenue.
Frank, Mano Lobato, and I
would meet at Leon's garage
every morning. Precisely at
3:30 a.m., bike and all. From
there we peddled to 21st Av-
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small empty rooms. We sat
down in the first room and be-
gan to make packets of the
morning Tribune. And upon
completion we each peddled to
our different routes. My route
had some 165 customers all
in a black family neighbor-
hood. It stretched from 22nd
to 29th Street and from Lake
Avenue (34th Avenue) to 26th
Avenue. Frank and Mano each
had different routes. We would
not see each other again until
after school.
One late summer Mr.Ayo,
the Tribune distribution man-
ager took some 10 of the news-
paper delivery boys to the
Clearwater Beach. Apparently
we had done something right.
What a festive event that was
for us. Surprisingly, Mr. Ayo's
young brother was Enrique,
whom during my second grade
at Orange Grove Elementary I
fought twice. Imagine seeing
half of the school students
making a ring after school and
waiting for the fight to begin. I
was not quite 8 years old. Nor
did I do too badly! What I once
thought to be a.bully turned
out to be a good and success-
ful realtor. In the 1970's he vis-
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ited my business in Lutz and
the wife and I were invited to a
party at his beautiful two-story
house, also in Lutz.
For this boy milking La
Nena in the morning came be-
fore the bike trip to Hillsborough
High School. La Nena, of
course, had to be staked far
out for the day. It was La Nena
at every turn of my young life
there at Lake Avenue.
In summer time, Frank
Garcia, Dominic and I would
often play at least an hour a
day at marbles. We played at
the corner of Dom's house, at
the intersection of 29th Avenue
and 13th Street. The little used
intersection was not paved. A
perfect place to play marble,
since the summer rains would
tighten the sand beautifully.
Dominic, the "King of marbles,"
often left me wishing for bet-
ter luck. But as to Frank
Garcia, I sometimes walked
away with many of his
marbles. "Conchol" he would
say. This was a young boy's
substitute saying in lieu of
some of the few stronger words
the men used. But just as of-
ten, he would beat me. Frank
was not a loser at anything. As
for Dominic, he was also voted
King of George Washington Jr.
High School a year later.
Overtime we picked it up a
few of these strong words from
our Galician and Asturian fa-
thers but which we would not
dare use till we were men. Papa
would not have allowed it. I
must immediately explain that
these sayings no doubt have
their origin in the farm life
back in the home country. Spe-
cifically, to the cow, pig and
chicken manure that was a
factor in their long winter days
when they were somewhat
landlocked in the farm house.
Many of the barns were located
on the first floor of the house.
Farm manure sayings were a
fact of life and others that
evolved. Fathers absolutely
never used these words before
the ladies. Some occasional
slips resulted in instant apolo-
gies. Mothers, and their chil-
dren never but never- used
them. But the young boys
gradually became men and
then the expressions came out
naturally. Then the girls
frowned.
Sonny and Babe Rose lived
across from Dom Maggio. We
could never find better buddies
to play, spend time with or tell
stories. This was often in.their


porch, opposite Dominic's
house. It was a delightful
neighborhood. Balancing the
street were three houses with
girls. Also, Olga Martinez and
sister lived on the south side
of the block, below Dominic.
The family was very friendly.
Later, Sonny's death in WWII
would be a terrible loss to all.
The Tardiolos were friends of
my parents, lived next to
Dominick and we sometimes
played with their young son,
who later became a musician.
Papa was very familiar with
the neighborhood and many of
its families. To the south of us,
going all the way to 26th
Street, was a solid neighbor-
hood of Spaniards and Cu-
bans. He had worked the area.
in his real estate days. Now he:
bought and sold properties for'
himself. I often recognized
some of the clients from his old
realty days come in, for I ac-
companied him in his Ford
many times. Some would sit
.in the living room and ask:
his opinions or take a mort-
gage on their property from
him. I often computed mort-
gage payment tables for him -
the pencil way.
La Nena's milk had dried
up. I could tell, for the taste
began to get so awful that I
ceased to drink it. This was
more or less an annual event.
Now the process needed the
birth of a calf to recycle the
milk, thus evoking the cycle
again. At Lake Avenue and
18th Street Sefiior Balboa kept
his toro a bull. The bull
reigned supreme over the Latin
owned cows in the area. When
my father first took me to help
him with La Nena a few years
earlier we headed for Seflior
Balboas enclosed yard. I waited
outside as La Nena was intro-
duced to El Toro. I heard much
scuffling and soon pop, La Nena
and I headed home. I don't re-
member that papa told me
much of anything about the
near annual event. But then,
pop never once in his life ever
discussed intimate relations,
whether about people or ani-
mals. It was not the Spanish
way. Nor would it have served
any purpose with the culture
and mores of those days.
Sometime in the mid
1930's, before I started deliv-
ering newspapers in the early
morning, the Agricultural De-
partment had a law passed re-
quiring cows to be dipped to
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Jose Marti, foremost Cuban
Patriot, gave his eloquent
speech, Los Pinos Nuevos (The
New Pines); prior to the Cuban
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Spanish areas the cows moved
in one long file.
Now, at the Lake Avenue
site, we took La Nena along
16th Street to just south of
Osborne Ave. Oh arrival at the
dip site we pushed La Nena
down a narrow path. There she
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OUR FAMILY WISHES YOU A SAFE


AND WONDERFUL 4TH OF JULY


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jumped into the vat and
walked out on the other side.
The medication in the water
was intended to rid her of ticks
and its potential for disease.
On the north side of Lake
Avenue, along 16th Street -
there was a small pond where
Sammy, Frank and I some-
times- played together.
Sammy's family home adjoined
it. I often pastured La Nena
along their fence line. Later I
did the same to the young calf.
The pond was a reason to run
into and play a bit with
Sammy. We enjoyed frog catch-
ing or shooting with a sling-
shot, eyeing Robins, catching
small tadpoles or little fishes.
Throwing small rocks at a very
low angle, to see them hit, glide
and suddenly drop in the wa-
,ter- all that was fun.
To the back of Sammy's
house was another black fam-
ily home. Clifford and Homer
lived there. In 1996 when I was
going by Sammy's family home
I saw two members of pre-
sumably Sammy's family on
the porch. I stopped my car on
a sudden urge to find out what.
had become of him now, some
five or six decades later. The
family on the porch told me he


was working at a warehouse in
eastern suburbs of Tampa.
To the east of Frank
Garcia's, some two blocks
away, was a rundown, square
looking building. Rarely did I
see it used in the daytime.
From my room at night I some-
times listened to much black
spiritual music coming from
that building. Occasional wafts
of air brought the sound of
many a "helloluya" and such.
I would listen briefly and fall
asleep. Aside from these brief
black family wooden buildings
around mid 16th street and a
few from 19th to 20th Street,
all the rest of Lake Avenue on
the north side to 22nd Street
was vacantW What stood out
were the large bare areas to
their rear, where the water
ditches were, and where the
big swamp was located.
Across the street from Lopez
and the chicken outlet, border-
ing Buffalo Avenue, was a very
large field -' some four square
blocks in area. It was on the
southwest acreage. In my first
early years at our house at
Lake Avenue, Frank Garcia,
and another boy whose name
I no longer remember, and I
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ens of oak trees to run to and
climb. Occasionally this called
for jumping one tree to another
tree, somewhat like monkeys


do. On one occasion I went af-
ter the eggs in a mockingbird
nest. It was quite far out on a
high limb. When I touched the
eggs I realized that many tiny


insects from the nest were
crawling all over my arms. At
that moment the mother bird
was all over me, pecking at my
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to live drug free and to help their families and friends do the same.
Participants sign a drug free pledge and receive an official Drug Free
Marshals badge as part of the program that has deputized over 3.1 million
children since its inception in 1993. As a Drug Free Marshall, children pledge
to live a drug free life, show their friends that a drug free life is fun, help
their fellow Drug Free Marshals, learn more about how drugs harm
people, tell people the truth about harmful affects of drugs, help their
family and friends be drug free, and set a good example to children by
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arms and back with her sharp
beak. These left several bloody
scratches on me. I backed up
as quickly as I could but she
continued to attack relent-
lessly. But I believe that the
feel of these many crawling in-
sect was what made it more a
near calamity, for I almost fell
from this very high limb.
Upon graduation from
George Washington Jr. High we
began walking to Hillsborough
High School, cutting through
this tree forest and remember-
ing that only months earlier we
were young enough to enjoy
these fabulous oak trees. Ac-
tually, my earlier days in the
oak-ridden field north of the
Old Peoples Home next to the
Centro Asturiano Hospital is
where my serious tree climb-
ing took place. These oaks still
stand. I mention them and
much tree climbing in a book I
authored, Games we played
during the Golden Years of
Ybor City.
Acne was a problem many
youth of this.period suffered
through. My good friend,
Frank Garcia, was no excep-
tion. He often complained of it.
Most teenagers wanted to pass
inspection when it came to
looks. I had been reading two
of my mother's books by Ber-
nard McFadden. These ex-
pounded on vegetarianism,
exercise and fasting. Father
had boxed and taken exercises
at the Centro Asturiano Club
gymnasium and he exercised
regularly at home. Believing I
was qualified to advise on
these matters, I convinced
Frank that he should go on a
fast for a whole week. I told
him this would clear up his
face. Frank believed this. Day
after day he followed my ad-
vice and did not touch any
food. One week later I told him
that his acne was virtually
gone as, almost, Frank wasl.
He could hardly walk. I don't
know how his mother, Anita, a
close friend of my mother,
never caught on and straight-
ened me out.
"This is it," I told him, and
we hit the caf6 con leche route
immediately at his house. We
consumed a whole box of
Uneeda crackers. He.picked up
weight steadily after that and
the acne returned. For the next
three-or so weeks, Frank did
not appear to be totally recov-
ered. It was completely ig-
nored. Today, my close friend
Frank is undoubtedly one of


the most successful men of the
Latin community. I still enjoy
reminding him how he once
followed my advise
A young Cuban, Tony
Luaces, arrived from Cuba
sometime in the early 30's. He
was Olga Martinez' cousin, and
he stayed at her family's home
almost across from Dominic
Maggio. He was an immediate
hit with all of us. His manner-
ism, speech, broken English,
nice guy appeal and just plain
good looks simply captured
everyone's interest in him, par-
ticularly the girls. But mostly
he played with us at Ragan
Park every day, even if briefly.
How can one forget his speech
and patter? At exactly 4 p.m.
every day he would look at his
watch, confirm that it was 4 p.m.
and then say, "I haaas to go to
take my baaath." What a guyl
Today he is an optometrist.
Edmond, a local Americano,
was a :good friend of ours.
There were a few of them in
these outer reaches of Ybor
City. He often joined us after
school. He, too, was a great
guy. One day, for reasons
Dominic and I no longer re-
member, he and Tony Luaces
got into a serious fight. We
were sure that Ed would
slaughter Tony. As he ad-
vanced, Tony retreated. So
they danced around the Ragan
Park on Lake Avenue and 14th
Street. Tony was obviously
afraid to fight an Americano.
Didn't America have great
fighters: Joe Louis, Jack
Dempsey and many more?
Weren't all Americanos great
fighters? So he kept falling
back. Somehow he occasion-
ally took a hit at Edmond and
his confidence grew. Soon he
was taking the lead. He began
to slaughter Edmond. We
yelled at Tony to stop the fight,
and he did. It was one of the
great events of Ragan Park his-
tory. Weeks later they were
friends again. Two great guys.
Tony eventually left for
Cuba. In later years he became
a very well known optometrist
as were many in Olga's fam-
ily and her future husband, Dr.
Henry Fernandez,of Ybor City
fame. On a trip to Cuba in the
early 50's I looked up Tony
Luaces in Havana, but he was
far in the interior, promoting
his practice. Some time back I
heard he was somewhere in
the far western part of our
country. I have never forgotten
Tony or Edmond.
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though they were several
blocks away. He was a soft-
spoken, kind young man. He
was truly a gentleman's gentle-
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worked at Leon's garage when
Leon moved diagonally to the
SW side of Lake Avenue and
15th Street. When Leon
Hernandez retired Ramoncito
ran an auto repair shop on the
NW corner of this northern
Ybor City historic area. In later


years, Al Fernandez and wife
Yolie, operated an Ace hard-
ware and lumber yard where
once a commercial business
was located, and where before
that there were two very old
buildings inhabited by two
very humble Cuban families.
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This was one small block be-
tween Leon's and Al's hard-
ware and lumber yard. He was
a great personality. Little did I
realize that some 30 years later
that Al, a president of the Ybor
City Chamber of Commerce
and of the Rotary Club, would
invite me to join the Ybor City
Chamber of Commerce. That
began 25 years of service to
Ybor City. I will soon begin bill-
ing Al for this service, so that I
can retire. Actually, two to
three years later in 1977 I
became YCCC president,
thanks to Al Fernandez who
asked be to join the YCCC.
Leof Hernandez' garage
was quite a hangout. Leon had
many operations going on. He
spld much gasoline and had
major repairs going on, much
supported by the broad-north-
ern Ybor Latin market. It car-
ried very basic home supplies,
such as milk, cigarettes, cigars
and others. On the outside he
had two long benches looking
south. In the evening when the
sun went down pop would en-
joy sitting there and talking
with Leon and brother Oscar,
Franks father Pachin, and sev-
eral Latin type personalities.
When cars were completely
serviced, Leon would come
back to sit with pop and talk
local and national happenings,
including the new cars, mod-
elsand costs. Unquestionably,
Leon's garage was the center
of Latin fraternization in the
northern area. Spanish, of
course, was the street language.
Years later Oscar Hernandez
opened up a similar garage
opposite Lopez' old feed store
Son 15th St. and Buffalo Av-
enue. His son later ran it.
in this period, also, we lived
the Spanish Civil War, mostly


a Spanish experience. Their
views were, gratefully, sup-
ported by much of the Italian
and Cuban population. The
war occurred from 1936 to
1939. In these days, papa al-
ways took me with him to pick
up the early morning Tribune
newspaper. The night experi-
ence took place at the Colum-
bia Restaurant at 10 p.m. These
nightly visits, plus the evening
short-wave news from Madrid
imbued me with the strong
feelings for the Second Repub-
lic. I recall virtually falling
asleep listening, as the 3:30.
am paper route took its toll.
Ragan Park became the
center of much unorganized
games such as light football,
soft and hard baseball and
many running games. In the
mid thirties, it became one of
the centers of better baseball
playing; Weekend players in-
cluded may of Ybor City's best.
Among them were Joe Benito,
Benny Fernandez, Charlie
Cueller, Albert de la Torre,
.Reggie Fernandez and Grannel.
Grannel left me with a lasting
impression. He was a great
player, as was Charlie Cueller.
During these mid 30s the
fields were loaded with cows
owned bySpanish, Italian and
Cubans. When I took La Nena
to pasture I would often bump
into Margarita's mother as she
staked her cows in the same
fields. Margarita recently told
me that her Cuban mother
owned some five cows in those
days. They sold much milk to
overcome the depression
needs. Margarita married
Savino, a great Asturiano, a
young man we all admired. He
is now deceased. They had
built there, on the corner
across where sister Lola built
a house, and where half of the


lime trees once had grown. It
was on Savino's land that the
water pond had previously
been located and where
Sammy and I long ago caught
frogs and tadpoles and made
little rocks glide on this pond
of our youth.
In the mid 30's my father
bought an approximate two-
acres at Lake and 22nd Street,
on the NW corner. Here he built
a general store business, with
groceries, gasoline station;,
barbershop, block ice station,
auto parts and leased space to
a barber.
The depression had hit New
York hard. My mother's
brother, Joe Leto, was out of a
job. Papa asked him to join his
business as a partner. Soon
they were living with us, there
on Lake Avenue.
To pass away the time,
Uncle Joe would like to walk
north to the area this side of
the Hillsborough river and
gather wild asparagus that
mama used to make a deli-
cious omelet. I walked with
him once, but the trip was
many miles north and I went
no more. I had another agenda
the cow, lime trees, veg-
etables, newspaper delivery
and such. In the evenings
Uncle: Joe would play a har-:
monica and whistle New York
tunes. I soon became versed in
Broadway songs of the 20's
and 30's. Over the years I be--
gan to learn to -play a har-
monica. It all began there, on
our porch at our Lake Avenue
home. In my treasure box are
the tunes Joe played or
whistled. Joe and I once
caught some 200 yellow tail
fish off the 22nd Street Bridge
past Palmetto Beach.
Eventually Josie wished to
return to her family in New


York. Joe in turn, was not too
keen on free enterprise. He was
not a businessperson, so they
soon returned to New York.
During my WWII war years, I
would visit them on Long Is-
land, during the weekends. He
showed me a bit of Broadway
and Manhattan. Then, I was
stationed in nearby Fort
Monmouth, a Signal Corp
camp. Cousin Danny was a
dynamic personality who later
headed the photographic op-
eration at Nasa in Cape
Canaveral. I still visit Uncle Joe
and Josie, now 92 and 90
years and living just out of
Orlando. I have warm memo-
ries of these early and wartime
years.
Shortly after Uncle Joe and
Josie left, my parents asked
mama's father Felice Leto and
her stepmother, Rosalie, to
.consider moving next door. The
house was empty. The depres-
sion had hit cigar manufactur-
ing in New York very hard, just
as it did in Ybor City. So they
left New York and moved next
door. Suddenly I had the plea-
sure of having mama's half
brother and sister, Johnny and
Rosie, next door. Johnny,
Rosie, Lola and I shared some
beautiful days together as did
mama, what with her family
being next door. I loved to play
with Johnny and sister Lola
had many good days with
Rosie. Those were good days
for us. Grandfather had
bought Johnny a new bicycle
and I had my older newspaper
route one. Together we peddled
to Hillsborough Sr. High.
Eventually Grandpa and
grandma moved four blocks
.north, close to Rosalie's
brother Angelo, who had by
now sold the big farm in Lutz.
Felice Leto was an Ybor City


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tabaquero before he left in a
hurry to move to New York. He
worked in the original Corral
Wodiska factory on 14th Street
and "la Michigad (today Colum-
bus Drive). In New York he
worked also in a Spanish Ci-
gar factory. He was one of the
"largos", "de los buenos ", that
is, he was a heavy and quality
producer, and would leave the
factory early, having completed
his quota for the day.
When the city condemned.
father's general store and two'
acres of land to build the Col-
lege Hills Apartment complex,
father sued the city and even-
tually obtained three times the!
offered price what it was re-
ally worth. Earlier, papa had.
additionally bought the lot di-
agonally across the first store:
from don Escalante, a large:
cigar factory owner in Palmetto
Beach. I sat in the living room
where the transaction took:
place.
As a result, father had
Frank Sarabia, my friend
(roommate at George Washing-
ton Jr. High School) and con-
tractor to build him a large
store building in a rather tight
corner diagonally across the
street. I wrote a letter to sister
Lola and husband Bob, and
then in Michigan, that papa
was. running out of steam. My
brother-in-law Bob, a WWII
pilot, and sister Lola took over
the store until she returned to
her teaching, and where she
retired from HillsboroUgh high
School as language coordina-
tor. I was a freshman at Geor-
gia Tech at the time and recall
Lola and Bob stopping atTech
to look me up before continu-
ing to Tampa. Pop did not want
me to run the business. He
wanted me to get the best edu-
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cation possible.
In the rainy months, be-
tween 18th and 19th Street,
the swamp waters crossed
Lake Ave and headed south.
Many years earlier I had ac-
companied my Italian great-
grandfather Francisco Leto to
this part of the swamp, just
north of Lake Ave. He pastured
his cow regularly there. This
was just over a mile from his
house on 18th Street, just
north of 19th Avenue. I was a
little boy of perhaps 4 to 5
years old then. Some five de-
cades earlier he had been the'
general foreman of a southern
plantation in Bayou Goula,
Louisiana. He rode on a horse
to supervise the plantation. I
had verified the family data at
mama's uncle Americo's. re-
quest this, when I practiced
Industrial Engineering and
also supervised the Procedures
and Systems Department at
the Kaiser Aluminum plant in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana..
Papa often hired "Refo", a
very old black man, to do small
haulingjobs, whether to assist
at the general store or to pick
up material for the many small
wooden homes he rented out.
Refo's truck was a very, very
old "pick-up" vehicle that I re-
member listed backwards. He
was soft, gentle and pop could
always count on him. He spoke
the beautiful, historic black
language of those days.
In 1948 I was a senior at
Georgia Tech and often came
come to see the family. On one
occasion mama had cooked a,
beautiful noontime meal. Just
as we were about to sit, Refo
knocked on the back door to
ask for Papa. He never'
knocked on the front door. I
answered the knock and rec-
ognized Refo immediately. I
told papa who it was and Papa
told me to have Refo come in
and join in the meal at the
table. Refo would have no part
of that, and Papa came to the
door and made a personal ap-
peal that he join the family for
lunch.
"Oh, no sir, Mr. Tony" (That
was the name customers used
for pop at the General store)
he said. I wouldn't do that.
No Sir. I'll sit on the back steps,
Mr. Tony.' And he did. Mama
gave him a heaping plate full
of food, bread, milk and a
desert, for which Refo ex-
pressed many thanks. I will
never forget Refo or that inci-
dent there on Lake Avenue. It


was a special time in history
for blacks in America then.
World War II was over, and no
one knew for sure that the old
ways were a thing of the past.
Black Americans fought gal-
lantly for America. But Refo
was a man of the past. He
would have it no other way. We
admired that old man. How
can I forget Refoe? Our family
respected him very much.
Soon after we moved to Lake
Avenue, mother's uncle,
Americo Leto and wife, Maria,
moved to 28th Avenue and
13th Street. All four cousins -
Annie, Tessie, sister Lola and
I once again were able to get
together. Their brother,
Frankie, was a recent born
child, so he didn't figure much
in our doings. Mostly, however,
it was Lola and her second
cousins that carried on over
these years. As one can guess,
I had my own agenda. But I
remember vividly the family
meals we shared at Uncle
Americo's, the many rabbits in
the cages, and his hunting. All
of these activities put food on
the table in these depression
years.
It was a joy for mama and
all of is to have more of the
family nearby. In earlier years
mama would drop us off at her
nana's on 18th Street. Then all
four cousins would eat at
nana's or we would cross over
the swamp in front ofYolanda
Fernadez' house and play at
Annie and Tessie's house.
What great times we had play-
ing together. Actually, Tessie
and Lola would gang up on me,
the youngest, with Annie al-
ways looking out for me. I have
several scars to show for the
torture and fun they bestowed
on me. But all this will some-.
day be. the subject, of another
booklet.
I remember the daily ven-
dors that plied their wares in
this period. Foremost, of
course, was "el cobradof (the
collector). He came weekly to
collect the Centro Asturiano
medical bill. For approximately
$1.50 a week total for the fam-
ily, we received quality cradle
to grave medical coverage!
Then there was the daily
mantecadero (ice cream ven-
dor), el verdurero (vegetable
vender), elpescadero (fish ven-
dor), el nevero (iceman -
though demand for ice was last
disappearing), el panadero
(breadman), el lechero (milk-
man) and other minor ones.
Couple these services to the


home and the nearby grocery
store and the towns small grid,
and one sees that our moth-
ers often simply walked for
anything not already brought
home. It was a beautiful life
style.
Yes, my years at our family's
house on Lake Avenue were


memorable for me. The above
is but a summary of some of
the many events I remember.
Much, of course, is far beyond
this space's limitation. I can
never forget those memorable
days at the Centro Asturiano
area or those at Lake Avenue.
Even the many chores now


seem sacred. Our father's and
mother's great family love
made it all ajoyous way of life.
The chores simply were our
way of life.
It is hard to resolve in my
mind whether my early years
by the Centro Asturiano Hos-
(Continued on page 12)


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Brandon
A Fourth of July Parade be-
gins at 10 a.m. on Parsons and
Lumsden, continues onto
Robertson and ends at
Burlington Coat Factory.
Clearwater
"Clearwater Celebrates
America" begins at 4 p.m. at
Coachman Park, located on
Osceola Avenue off Drew
Street. The celebration fea-
tures concerts from John and
Mary K. Wilson and the Mostly
Pops Orchestra at 7:20 p.m.,
food vendors,'displays and
games. The fireworks display
begins at approximately 9:30
p.m. Admission is free. Lawn
chairs and blankets are per-
mitted, but no alcohol or pets.
Crystal Beach
The Crystal Beach Youth
Center Fourth of July Celebra-
tion begins with a pancake
breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the
Youth Center. A parade begins
at 11 a.m. Tickets for the event
are $3 for adults and $2 for
children under 12.
Dunedin
The Rotary Club of
Dunedin's Fourth of July
Beach Bash is from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. at Honeymoon Island
State Park, located on the west
end of State Road 586, north,
of.Dunedin. The bash will in-
clude games, arts and crafts
and entertainment.


music, acrobatics and
children's activities; and fire-
works from Spa Beach Park,
located at 800 Second Avenue,
from 8:30 10 p.m.
Tampa
Freedom Fest, the City of
Tampa's Official Fourth of July
Celebration, is from noon to 10
p.m. outside the Aquarium
and along Channelside Drive.
A free street festival includes
vendors, kids arts and crafts,
a mini-midway carnival, a rock
climbing wall, face painting,
military exhibits and more.
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Ybor City's Big Bang Booml
runs from 4 11 p.m. through-


Gulfport
The Gulfport Fourth of July
Celebration is an all day event
beginning at 10 a.m. and tak-
ing place throughout Beach
Boulevard. Events include a
parade, vendors, live entertain-
ment, artists, and more.
Kenneth City
The second annual Fourth
of July Parade and Safety Fes-
tival in Kenneth City will be-
gin at 10 a.m. with a parade
that starts in the K-Mart park-
ing lot (4501 66th St. N.), and
goes east on 46th Street to
Kenneth City Park (4601 58th
Street N.). A safety festival,
which includes public safety.
equipment, displays and food
vendors, follows the parade in
the park and runs until 2 p.m.
Largo
The City of Largo's Red,
- White and Boomr fireworks
display is scheduled to begin


at dusk at Taylor Park, located
at 1100 Eighth Avenue S.W.,
Largo. Admission is free and
lawn chairs, blankets and cool-
ers are permitted,

Plant City
Plant City's second annual
Fourth of July Celebration be-
gins at 5 p.m. at Plant City Sta-
dium, located on East Park
Road, just south of 1-4 exit 22.
The celebration includes ven-
dors, live entertainment and
children's games. Fireworks
begin at 9:30 p.m. Admission
is free and parking costs $2,
which will be donated to Plant
City High School.
St. Petersburg
The St. Petersburg Indepen-
dence Day events includes
children's activities in North
Straub Park and Vinoy Park;
family events at The Pier from
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. such as


out Seventh Avenue. Events
include an ice cream eating
contest, watermelon seed spit-
ting, a parade and more. Fire-
works begin at 9:45 p.m.
Temple Terrace
The Temple Terrace Fourth
of July. Celebration kicks off
with a parade at 10 a.m. be-
ginning at Whiteway and
Gillette and then heads down
Druid to Hillsborough Drive to
Ridgedale Road to the little
league field. A festival featur-
ing food and games will be held
at Marafest Church and ends
at 9:15 p.m. At 9:15 p.m., fire-
works will begin at Ridgedale
Golf Course.


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our Hispanic friends and neighbors.

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ANID THIE EIL3EVIIAW


aloud, and smiled recalling the
Memphis district of his youth
that abounded with such huge
comfortable homes. They al-
ways looked like ornate


dollhouses to him. Some dated
back to the reconstruction and
he remembered a childhood
vow to one day live in a house
such as these. It was a forgot-


ten vow as he had spent his
life in travel as an oilman, and
aside from a few military ad-
ventures, his life had been one
(Continued on page 15)


For years Dr. Ferdie Pacheco
has had vivid dreams of.charac-
ters and events set against the
backdrop of old Ybor City.
Right after these dreams he has
sat down with pen and paper to
wnte out these stones from, his
subconscious.
We are now publishing these
stones for your enjoyment
The wind was rising, and
the rain splattered on the
windshield so that even
Pettingill's new wiper blades
had no effect. Behind his Ford
pick-up truck the trailer haul-
ing his new purchase of a
beautifully restored Model A
Ford Roadster was swaying
dangerously and threatening


to tip over into the ditch.
The sun was going down
behind the high hills and it
was getting darker as he
struggled to control his rig. The
lights did not serve to illumi-
nate the road and he periodi-
cally drove through puddles of
muddy yellow water.
Pettingill spotted a battered
sign that simply said "Rooms."
A muddy driveway led up a
slight hill where a tall ancient
house stood. It was the kind
of house built around the
twenties, when people of
wealth in the South favored
large families. A flash of light-
ning, as if on cue, illuminated
the front of the house.
"Gingerbread," he said


Life in Northern Ybor City


(Continued from page 10)
pital site or at the ones on Lake
Avenue were my best years. I
loved both areas dearly, as I
did my friends in both. Nor can
I forget my second home on
22nd Avenue. (I had-left our
earliest site on Ybor Street,
between 16th and 17th Street
when I was just past 2 years
old, so my memory of that area
is extremely limited). My days
on 22nd Avenue were a dream.
How can I betray either of
those sites, and the respective
friends. Many are gone, yet
some remain. I know where


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some are buried. I will join
them there someday. Then,
one hopes that when the winds
blow to the northeast we will
feel the shuffling and rum-
blings of the goings on in the
future Ybor City. Then we will
also remember our beautiful
moments again. Thanks to our
Spanish, Cuban and Italian
fathers and mothers, and their
exemplary culture, we have
managed to do our share on
this earth. May God watch over
our sons and daughters and
their children.









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Art That Speaks Volumes


the MOMA, Whitney,
Guggenheim, Metropolitan
and PS1. While attending a
workshop at PS1, he was
asked the question, "If he had
the chance to make a work
that would take years to com-
plete and unlimited funds to
complete, what would it be?"
After sitting in silence and


thinking about it for 30 min-
utes, he began to take notes of
the conversation taking place
around him, and he started
thinking of a better way to
record the moment, a way to
truly capture the feeling and
energy of each person and
word they spoke and emotion
they conveyed.
He began by doodling and
stacking letters on top of each
other and playing with differ-
ent shades and shapes, and


soon his unique form of art
was created.
To simply print a picture of
his art in thispublication
doesn't do it justice. You must
see it for yourself to truly ap-
preciate it. His work is cur-
rently on display at the Gold
Dragon Gallery, located at
3508 S. Manhattan Avenue,
through Friday, July 25. The
gallery is open Monday
through Friday from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.


Cosme Herrera's unique form of art has made him
one of the top young artists in the Tampa Bay area.


Some art can be put into
words.
Local artist Cosme Herrera
Jr.'s art does more than sim-
ply provide a beautiful visual,
his art speaks to his audience
as well.
He doesn't simply use lines
and curves to create his works
of art, but instead stacks letters
and words together with par-
ticular shades of color to con-
vey a specific moment he lived.
"The concept is a way of co-
ordinating the past; as one
takes notes in class, as history
is recorded, as conversations
take place, it is, impossible to
remember everything that is
said that day," explained
Herrera. "Furthermore, it is
harder to record-everything
that takes place along with all
the thoughts and reactions
that occur in one individual.
This color assignment and
documentation of text is an
attempt to record what is es-
sential or vital...
"The size and color of each
block is solely based on the
pitch and tone of voice and
feeling or attitude that voice
conveyed. I then assign the
color that I felt best articulated
my response. The. piece repre-
sents a recorded dialogue, a
documented language, a re-
flection of the moment, a form
of given words, a biased vision
ofthe past, a flawed landscape,
a bunch of juxtaposed color
blotches, my effort at that mo-
ment, my analysis of the con-
versation, my spirit and my
soul. This is my religion." -
Apparently, Herrera has
been searching for a unique
form of art since he was just a


baby. According to his parents,
Herrera specialized in being a
nuisance as a child and his
mother, Mari, said her son's
artistic career began at the age
of two in a playpen.
One summer, Herrera's
mother left him unattended for
a brief period of time. While she
was gone, he took off his dia-
per and proceeded to finger
paint with the excrement on a
white wall. When his mother
returned, she found Herrera's
first masterpiece covering a
portion of the living room. He
was properly reprimanded
and, much to the family's re-
lief, as the years went on he
found cleaner and more proper
ways of creating his art.
As a freshman at Jesuit
High School, Herrera excelled
as a painter and continued to
create inventive works that were
noticed by his professor, who
invited Herrera back four years
later to be part of her advanced
placement art courses. As a
senior, Herrera created an im-
pressive portfolio that earned
him scholarship merit. He was
soon commissioned to design
a little mural and layout.the
plans for a statue to be placed
at the heart of the Jesuit High
School campus.
It was not until his sopho-
more year at the University of
South Florida that he took art
courses again. These courses
changed Herrera's outlook on
life, art and his purpose and
contribution to the world. He
enrolled in ceramic and sculp-
ture courses and soon found
his calling as an artist.
While visiting New York City
in November 2002, he toured


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of work and the accumulation
of wealth.
Now that he had reached
the age of retirement, with his
children grown and his wife
deceased, he had settled in his
hometown of Memphis, intent
on getting the things he had
always dreamed of. Getting the
1931 six wheel Ford was cer-
tainly one of the things he had
dreamed of.
Originally he wanted to buy
a junk and restore it lovingly,
but he knew he did not pos-
sess the expertise and pa-
tience, and he just wouldn't
complete it. Hearing of the per-
fect car for sale in Mobile, he
had impulsively grabbed his
hat and checkbook and
jumped in his new pick up. The
drive had been nice. Fall was
changing the trees, football
was in the air, and people were
counting the days before
Thanksgiving. He had brought
along a'shoebox of tapes of the
old songs, and he played them
as he rode down the smooth
expressway, singing along,
each song curing up a memory.
When he used up the big band
sides, which had furnished
him memories of the Univer-
sity and his paratroop service
in World War II with the vivid
memories of the drop in
Normandy, he flicked on some


Elvis. "Shoot," he said aloud,
"that ol' boy could really sing."
And his memories flew back to
his beautiful wife Anna, and
their children, and hula-
hoops, and backyard barbe-
cues, and a silly bomb shelter
in the back yard.
When he saw the real Model
A, sitting daintily on a thick
green carpet in a clean air con-
ditioned garage, he knew he
had to have it. It was the one.
No doubt about it. It was red
with yellow pin striping, black
fenders and yellow spoke
wheels. There were two side
mounts, covered by tan can-
vas covers to match the top.
Two rear view mirrors with
Ford written on the back sat
on the spares.
There was a luggage rack
with a trunk on the back, cov-
ered in tan canvas, to match
the top and side mounts, and
again a blue oval patch of
leather with the word Ford on
it. The radiator was the deluxe
one. This one even had a
thermometer to tell how hot the
water was. No doubt about it, this
was a 100 point car, the creme
de la creme. A vintage Model A
Ford Roadster, deluxe, six-
wheeler. Pettingill's dream car.
The old man looked stricken
when Pettingill pulled out his
checkbook and said, "How
much?"


His wife, looking him dead
in the eye said, "$20,000, and
it's worth every darn cent." He
smiled and wrote the check
and handed it to her. The old
man who had stood wringing
his hands in anguish turned
his back and went inside the
house. She handed him a thick
manila folder.
"This here is the title and
all. Every penny he spent on
the car is here in these bills,
and I mean even oil changes,
new batteries and tires. Had
this car since we got married."
He got in it and tried to re-
member which handle pro-
truding from the steering
wheel was the gas, and which
the spark. The old lady looked
at him with a deadpan stare.
She was not about to help. He
turned on the key. The gas
tank gage, which floated in liq-
uid, indicated full. He jerked
down the spark and mashed
the starter and she kicked over
in the characteristic sound of
a four-cylindered Ford motor.
He closed his eyes and smiled.
That sound. The sound of his
youth.
"Say," the old woman said
holding the check and reading
the location of his main offices
in New York. "Say, you're ain't
a Yankee, are you, Mister?"
"No ma'am, I'm not. Can't
you tell from my accent where


I'm from?"
"Tennessee, or mebbe
North Alabama."
He smiled, tipped his hat
and backed out of the drive-
way, and then, with exceeding
caution, drove the car into his
trailer behind the pick up. He
threw a tarp and lashed it
down so that the beautiful little
car was covered while he drove
to Memphis.
He hit the road as the first
big drops of rain hit his wind-
shield.
Pettingill stood, wiping the
mud from his boots on a rough
doormat, the rain dripping
from his yellow slicker on to
the dry pine boards of the
porch. He twisted an old iron
handle and the sound of the
bell sent a pleasant shiver
down his back. His old, big
house in Memphis had a bell
like that. Could hear it out in
the back yard.
A door opened, and a man,
middle aged, bent a little, hold-
ing a broom handle, peered
through the engraved glass
door. He flicked on a weak light
next to the door, and squinted
to make out the details of the
man at the door.
"Whatcha want?" his voice
sounded rough, as if he had
not spoken a word aloud in
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today."
"The weather is getting'
fierce, and I'm towing some
valuable cargo and I just fig-
ure I got to stop for the night."
He heard several latches and
a lock open, and the door
cracked a bit. "I want a room
is all."
"You want a room here? In
this house?"
"Yessir. That's what your
sign says."
"Well, shoot, I just danged
forgot to take the danged thing
down, is all. I mean, we can
put you up, and feed you some
supper, and all, till the storm
lets up, but, hells bells, man
we ain't had no trade here
since they built that 'spress-
way up yonder by Montgomery."
"You sure its ok.?"
"Hell yes its ok, me and the
Widder Brown ain't had no
strangers sleep here since Elvis
and me came up here and
changed things around a few
years ago. Come on in. You
drink?"
"Bourbon."
"And branch water?"
"Neat."
"Hot doggies, I got me a real
drinking buddy. You sho'
nuff are from around these
parts. I ain't heard you talk
enough but peers to me you
from Tennessee."
"You could tell that from just
the few words I said just now?"
"Shoot nol" The man
laughed, slapping his thigh,
and pointing the broom handle
at the Ford pickup. "I done
read your license plates!" With
a roar of laughter, he put his
arm around the visitor's shoul-
der and brought him into a
cozy parlor.
"Pickett is the name. Icarus
Shelby Fitzhugh." The man
stuck out his hand.
"Named for the charge?"
Pettingill joked.
"Hell yes, I'm a distant kin,
but not as distant as he was
from the front line." He
laughed again as he poured
two stiff bourbons into beau-
tifully cut crystal glasses.
"I can see Shelby, brave cav-
alryman that he was, and
Fitzhugh for Lee, of course, but
why Icarus?"
"Oh my daddy's sense of the
ridiculous, I guess. He taught
some at UT-and when I was
born he said I looked like
Icarus, and was destined to try
to fly to the sun and get burned
down as result."
"And, did you?"
"Hell yes I did. I flew right
up to the ol' sun and I hung in
there with him till I burned
out. The sun I'm talking about
was Elvis." He tossed off his
drink.
"Elvis?"
"You damned right, sir, I
said Elvis. My man Elvis. O1'
sweet Elvis. He was my sun
and stars. Me, and the boys."
"The boys?"
"The Memphis Mafia. You
never heard of us? Hell man,
you go right now, right this
minute to Graceland and you
see us listed-there as his pals.
01' Dooley, Picket, 01'
Faulkenberry-hell, yes, we
hung together, tight." He
pointed to a picture of a player
piano. It was a faded snapshot
that had been enlarged so that
it was grainy. Picket picked up
a thick pine log and put it on
the fire so that its pleasant
odor soon filled the room. He
pulled a big chair in front of
the fire, and sat in it slowly,
savoring the comforts of the
plush cushions.
"Hot doggies. I love com-
pany. Know what they call it
out in California?"
"No."
"Hanging out." He smiled,
looking deep into the fire.
"That's what me and Elvis and
ole Dooley was doing when we
went with him and the Colo-
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nel down to Bay St. Louis to
do a date."
'By the way, my name is
Pettingill, from the Memphis
Pettingills."
'Hell, you was in that
charge, my ancestor's charge?
Seems like I remember.a gen-
eral got kilt carrying the flag ..."
"Yes, that was Pettigrew. My
humble ancestors fought at
Vicksberg and died in a Yan-
kee prison. No glory."
"Well, hell, it's just a bunch
of shit anyways. People always
talking 'bout where they come
from. Hell, tell you the truth
Mr. Pettingill, as far back as I
knew 'em all my family was dirt
poor white trash. I didn't know
what a rebel flag looked like 'til
I hit Memphis." He spit on the
burning log and heard the sat-
isfying sizzle. He reached into
his back pocket and pulled out
a plug of tobacco.
"Chaw?" He offered.
Pettingill the plug.
"No, thanks," Pettingill po-
litely declined. He had not
chewed tobacco since the Para-
troops. He had the inescapable
feeling that he had heard this
voice, perhaps on Lum
n'Abner," his father's favorite
radio program. Actually, the
bourbon eased the knots in his
shoulders and the tension of
manhandling the pickup
through the pitted roads. The
fire was roaring, snapping and
sizzling and feeling good on the
soles of his boots, which were
propped up on the iron railing
in front of the grill.
He recognized that he had
been set up for a good ol' boy
story, the kind that had to be
told in an unhurried way, so
that a man could squeeze ev-
ery drop of goodness out of the,
story. He refilled his drink, and
sat back for the story that
Icarus Shelby Fitzhugh Pickett
was dying to tell:
Elvis was just breaking
through, you know with
"Hound dog" and "Heartbreak
Hotel" and "Blue Suede
Shoes," and the Colonel, he
was already making plans to
make Elvis the biggest in show
business. Course, the Colonel
was a sum bitch, and he took,
his 50 percent out of
everything Elvis made, but
Elvis always said 50 percent of
millions is more than 100 per-
cent of change and cow chips.
Well, Elvis and the boys is
hanging round the hotel wait-
ing to take our bus home when
he sees this nifty Ford A Road-
ster with side mounts and all,
with white wall tires. Man,


think on that. White walls on
a Model A. That's show your
ass off kinda rich. Model A
don't deserve no white walls.
Put white walls on a Mercury,
an Olds- Rod- but not on no
old Model A.
"Lookit that, Ickl" says Elvis,
smiling that old liver-lip smile
of his, kinda like a sneer, only
a kindly sneer, if you follow.
Elvis had that kinda smile like
if he was in a church social and
cut a smelly fart, and all the
ladies and the men had on
their 'it wasn't me, was it you?'
look, and then you would see
Elvis with that half lidded
smile-sneer, and you knew it
was him. Well, most of America
fell for that smile. Ole Elvis, he
could have screwed 90 percent
of America. The girls loved him,
but he was like you and me.
Girls were for screwing but the
fun was hanging out.
"I think I want me one of
them," says Elvis and he
slouches over to the car where
a bald headed accountant is
polishing the headlights.
"You want to sell this here
car?" says Elvis with a slow
smile. Well, I thought this guy's
wife had wet her pants. She
looked stricken, and she took
hold of the guy's arms and she
half squealed, "It's Him, it's the
boy from last night at the club.
Oh, I think I feel faint."
"How much would you want
to sell me this here car for?"
"I don't know... "Maybe he
was a banker.
"Its Himl "She repeated,
tears in her eyes.
"Ma'am would you sell me
this here car? My momma in
Memphis always wanted an A
Roadster, six wheeler, and I
promised if I ever made it, I'd
buy her one."
"Orville, please talk to
Elvis."
"Mister Elvis, this here is a
100 point, 1931 Model A de-
luxe Roadster with side
mounts, truck, dash board
light electric starter, and elec-
tric windshield wipers. And,
the onliest one in these parts
with white walls."
"How much?" Elvis gives her
the 100 percent all-Colgate
smile, his blue eyes fixed on
her greenies sending out Elvis
semaphores.
"Three thousand!" The man
says, avoiding Elvis' eyes.
"Orvillel Last night you were
begging that man from Baton
Rouge for two thousand."
"That's ok ma'am that's a
fair price for this beauty. Wait
here a minute, I'll come back
with the money." Elvis jumped


back into the hotel and came
back in a flash with the cash.
He handed it to the little lady
who shook his hand and held
on to it a little too long for
Orville's comfort. Orville
handed Elvis the papers and
the keys.
'Ick, go tell the Colonel me
and the boys are driving to
Memphis in my new deluxe


Roadster. We got four days be-
fore our next date, so let's hit
the road, Jackl"
Well, I told the Colonel, but
he looked at me like I was a
ton of wet dogshit, and he says,
out of the corer of his mouth,
"Just don't get him killed on
me." He was sharp and strong,
but the Colonel knew how to
cut Elvis some slack. He


wanted him to play, and that
is why he put up with us. We
was safe playmates. We loved
Elvis, wouldn't let no harm
come to him. Hell, 01' Dooley
had a 38 strapped to his leg,
and in those days, that was
daring.
We opened her up and found
that the best A in the world
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wouldn't do more'n 50 miles
per hour going downhill and
wide open. Hell, that weren't
near fast enough for Elvis.
By the time we got up this
far in the state he was getting
edgy. We caught us a gully-
washer thunderstorm up
around here and we was get-
ting soaked cause the A don't


have no roll up windows, and
the rumble seat is bare ass
open. Just like you, we see this
sign says, "Rooms," only then
it was freshly painted and had
electric lights on all night.
Elvis whips a tight ninety-
degree cut, and before we know
it we are in front of this here
place. I mean, Pettingill, this
same here place. Ain't it spooky.


Ain't it strange, don't you see?
The door opens and this
nice-looking, but old looking,
least wize old dressing lady
opens the door and looks right
into Elvis' baby blues and says
"Yes?" like if she was Queen
Victoria or some snooty ass
classy broad. Now Elvis gets
tickled, cause this may be the
only white woman in the whole


south what don't recognize
Elvis rightwhen he's standing
right in front of her. Image, 01'
Elvis and his baby blues right
on her, and she ain't defrost-
ing. Elvis tries his smile-sneer
and even lowers his voice two
octaves so I thought he was go-
ing to start singing. "Well?" she
says.
"Well, Ma'am, me and my
friends would like a room and
supper for the night until the
storm blows over."
"Step in and register, please.
Your real names and home
addresses please."
"Yes 'um." Elvis tries the
searchlight smile, and she
turns her back and leads him
to the register.
"Boy, if that don't beat all,"
says 01' Dooley, who had an
eye for the ladies. 'There's more
to her than meets the eye."
"Maybe, but she put her
genitals in deep freeze years
ago," said Faulkenberry whose
luck with the ladies was com-
promised by an incurable
streak of pessimism. He was
licked before he started on a
girl because he expected to fail.
Of course when you're with
Elvis just the left overs wuz
enough to whip up an army
of stiff ones, if you know
what I mean.
I was the last to sign up and
I catch sight of something that
scares me shitless. No sooner'n
I put my John Hancock on the
ledger than a black hairy hand
closes it and puts it under the
desk. I look up and I'm eye to
eye with the biggest damned
monkey I ever seen, and he's
wearing a Tennessee Volunteer
orange and white satin jacket,
and he's holding a box of tide
soap with a roll of toilet paper
on top of the box. And, he's
wearing a derby. And I'm not
shucking here jus'to make the
story better. The chimp has a
real derby pulled down over his
monkey ears.
"This is Mister Henry, he
helps me around here," she
says jus' as sensible as you
please. "I am the Widder
Brown, and supper will be
ready in one hour sharp. Mis-
ter Henry take the gentlemen
into the parlor and show them
where the bourbon is."
'Yawl got R.C. Cola," says
Elvis who didn't drink nothing'
hard and was addicted to
R.C. Cola.
"No, we have Grapette, and
Delaware Punch."
Elvis, for once, was speech-
less. Faulkenberry, who was
two sandwiches shy of a pic-
nic, starts to laugh hysterically.
'Sing Heartbreak Hotel for her


Elvis, maybe she'll send the
Chimp to the store for RC. Cola."
We stayed in front of this
same fireplace, drinking the
bourbon Mister Henry
brought us.
He used a tray, by the way.
And Mister Henry was so
pissed that Faulkenberry had
called him a chimp that he
pulled out the chair, causing
him to bust his ass. Old Elvis
laughed for half an hour.
We went into the dining
room and the four of us sat
down to a large table full of
wonderful smelling food.
Mashed potatoes or grits and
gravy. Okra and greens and
beans, and a mountain of tur-
key. The Widder Brown knew
bout her vittles. Mister Brown
must have died of overeating
I'm thinking when she takes
her place at the head of the
table, and, listen to this, Mis-
ter Henry.sits at the other end,
takes off his derby, puts it in
the post of the chair and folds
his hands and drops his head.
What now, I'm thinking, the
chimps is going to say grace?
The Widder Brown must
have been married to a bible-
belt preacher, cause she ripped
off a bitch of a grace. I'm look-
ing out the side of my face at
Elvis, and damned if Elvis ain't
crying. Religion always got to
Elvis. When she's finished,
Elvis gets up and looks at her,
as if we wasn't even there, and
says, "Might I offer something' in
praise of our Lord Jesus Christ."
And she drops her eyes and
nods, and damned if 01' Elvis
done whipped off an entire
"Amazing Grace", without no
guitar or piano or nothing and
I'm telling you, Mr. Pettingill, I
never heard nothing' more
beautiful; nor Elvis ever again
sing something' more pure and
heart-felt. Even Mister Henry,
who was almost human, had
a tear in his beady monkey eyes.
"That was lovely, Sir, thank
you," says the Widder, giving
Elvis a beautiful smile.
And with that the Widder
Brown passed the mashed po-
tatoes.
O1'Dooley was up early next
morning cause his sex-divin-
ing-rod was all aquiver. Unless
something kinky was going on
with the monkey, the Widder
Brown was giving off invis-
ible rays of yearning, which
Dooley could detect three
counties away.
You see, Mr. Pettingill, 01'
Dooley was older and more
experienced than us. We were
just overgrown high school
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kids. Hell, even Elvis would
rather boodle than screw. We
wuz just plain backwards and
shy is all we were. But 01'
Dooley, he'd gone off to the
Korean war, and he'd spent
almost three years in the ori-
ent, Japan and all, and he had
learnt their ways. And, Mr.
Pettingill, they was some
strange ways to make love. He
had all kinds of knowledge and
he was an encyclopedia on the
subject, and once he got aholt
of a willing female, she was
his'n for life. One gal burnt
down a trailer park to try to
keep him there, but that didn't
make no sense to 01' Dooley,
or the Sheriff, and they locked
her up and threw away the
key. 01' Dooley made sex slaves
of his women, but once he was
through wid'em he just up and
left. He was cold that way. He
just never could love a woman.
I think the word love never con-
nected with sex in his mind.
He was like those O1' Greeks
Ms. Cox used to teach us about
what said the real love in this
world was a man and a man. I
can kinda see that,. Mr.
Pettingill, cause that kinda
love don't have no sex to it to
mix it up. 01' Dooley probably
loved Elvis more'n anyone on
earth cause his folk was dead
and he had no kin. So 01'
Dooley was just a fixed hard
on looking for a door to go
through, and with all his ori-
ental secret know-how his eyes
had lit on the Widder Brown.
O1' Dooley surprised the
Widder in the kitchen where
she was preparing to heft a
heavy tray of breakfast. He
smiled his best smile, and got
real close so parts of his body
would touch parts of hers, and.
so she could smell the Old
Spice aftershave he had
splashed on, and get the full
goodness of it. See, 1' Dooley
says them the bugle calls of
seduction. You got to warn'em
you're a-coming to lay seige.
You got to make 'em feel safe,
that they are in the hands of a
confident man, a man what
knows what he's doing, what's
taking his time.
"May I 'hep you with that
tray Widder Brown? Sure looks
too heavy to tote up them
stairs for a dainty lady like


you." 01' Dooley had already
stuck his two arms under hers
so that his elbows took good
purchase on the mounds that
the Widder held down with a
tight bodice and apron. She
had no recourse but to let go,
but 01' Dooley felt she was in
no hurry to get his elbows off
the Mountains of Delight as 01'
Dooley called breasts.
She walked up .the flight of
carpeted steps, 01' Dooley be-
hind her carrying the heavy
tray, watching her full rear end
swaying in front of him, imag-
ining in his oriental mind all
the good thanks he could do
with that big can of hers. They
came to the door of the master
bedroom, which she opened
wide so 01' Dooley could pass
sort of brushing her breast-
works as he passed.
Then the Widder opened the
heavy blinds and 01' Dooley
give out a yell, and damn near
dropped the tray.
There on the canopied king
size bed lay a nekkid giant of a
man. He was at least six foot
four, and as big as a defensive
end for the Tennessee Volun-
teers. He was a-laying in the
middle of the bed, stark nekkid
accept for a diaper made of a
big Turkish towel. His head
was propped up on three pil-
lows, his eyes closed.
Next to him, under the
sheets, appeared a small form.
The tableau was perplexing
and scary. 01' Dooley had
nothing in his oriental experi-
ence to cover this.
The Widder Brown went
over and turned on an ancient
T.V. set what still had rabbit
ears, although it did have good
reception. When the sound
cut on the big man's eyes
snapped open.
They were the bluest blue
but 01' Dooley said they were
Bunny eyes, you know, like on
an Easter Bunny. And at the
same time the sheets flew off
otherr side of the bed and Mis-
ter Henry jumped outta bed
and got into a chair in front of
theT.V. and puton his derbyhat
Well, 01' Dooley sez he near
'bout shit. The Widder Brown
put a tablecloth on the big
man's chest and commenced
to serving breakfast. I mean
she put a pot of hot scalding
coffee on his chest. Then she


put the tray with some
Wheaties and sliced bananas
on Mister Henry's lap, and he
commenced to eating with a
big soup spoon, not taking his
eyes off the cartoons, not for a
minute.
The Widder Brown then
started to feed the giant, and
01' Dooley said he ain't moved,


not nary, and he barely
blinked, altho' he was
achewing as fast as the Widder
was shoveling in eggs, bacon
and grits. 01' Dooley felt he
should leave, but he was trans-
fixed by the sight.
"This here is my husband
Angus. He got like this chas-
ing a rampaging bull elephant."


She spoke in a clear voice, as
if Angus could not hear her,
which of course he couldn't.
"An elephant?"
"Yes, did you not hear it this
dawn?"
"I heard some Dude out be-
yond the bluffs in the back by
the river blowing a trumpet -
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BURN EMERGENCY CARE / r
GENERAL RULES
Carefully but quickly remove victim from any heat source. Stop burning process-STOP-DROP-ROLL until flames are
out. Carefully remove all burned or smoldering clothing. If stuck to skin, cut off loose material. Check breathing-CPR
if necessary. Cool smaller bums with cold water. Remove rings, belts, shoes, tight clothing and anything constrictive
before swelling occurs. Cover burn area with clean sheet. Keep victim as comfortable as possible. Conserve body heat.
THERMAL BURNS
Check breathing-CPR if necessary. Cool smaller bums with cold water. Cover bum area with clean sheet or any clean
linen. Keep victim warm and maintain body temperature.
CHEMICAL BURNS
Flush skin with water for at least 20 minutes. Remove all contaminated clothing carefully. Flush eyes with liberal
amounts bf water. Look for information on chemical, if'identified, or call poison control or emergency. Cover burn
area with clean sheet. Keep victim warm and as comfortable as possible.'
ELECTRICAL BURNS
Shutoff current, if possible. Unplug cord at wall. If necessary, and with great care, get victim away from electrical
source. Use a piece of dry wood or non-conductive material. Check pulse and breathing. CPR if necessary.'Cover bum
area with clean sheet. Keep victim warm.
IN THE KITCHEN
Keep pot and pan handles on the stove turned in. Store all cleansers, cleaners and other chemical fluids out of child's
reach and/or in cabinets' with "child-proof' locks. Make sure child is not nearby when carrying hot liquids. Always
check path for possible obstacles on the floor. When young children are present, use placemats on tables rather than
table cloths. Keep cookies and other "goodies" away from the stove. Keep appliance cords away from counter edges (no
hanging cords) arid unplugged and disconnected when not in use. Keep fire extinguisher in a convenient location near
the exit farthest from the stove. Never douse a flaming pot or pan with water. Use fire extinguisher or smother fire,
possibly with a large lid or cookie sheet.
IN THE BATHROOM
Always test bath water with thermometer and wrist. Water should not be hotter than 120" F, and will be suitable for
Bathing at 100" to 104 F. Run cold water in tub first and add hot water to warm. Continuously supervise a child in a
bathroom. Make sure all chemical and toxic substances are away from child's reach and/or in "child-proof lock"
cabinets.
IN THE BEDROOM
If you have smoke detectors you may sleep with bedroom doors open. Keep heat sources, including lamps away from
drapes, bed and. other combustible materials. Avoid use of extension cords. Keep all electrical cords from dangling.
Never, but never smoke in bed. A fire extinguisher is an extra safety precaution.
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and chemicals out of child's reach and, if possible, in a locked, metal cabinet away from all heat source. Dispose of
dirty rags or keep them in a sealed metal can. Store lawn mowers and all gas-powered machines empty. Store charcoal
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For over 100 years, no matter what decade it was, no matter
who owned it and no matter where it was located, the Fourth
of July Cafe has remained a cornerstone of the West Tampa
Community.
The Fourth of July Cafe originally opened in 1900 in front
of the O'Halloran Cigar Factory on the southeast corner of
Howard Avenue and Union Street. The owners, Teodoro and
Lucrecia Carbonell, were originally from Cuba and named it
the Fourth of July Cafe to pay respect to the United States,
which gave them the opportunity to own their own business.
In 1908, West Tampa was still a separate municipality
and was considered the most prosperous city in the state.
In 1914, The Carbonells moved the caf6 to 2146 Main
Street, adjacent to the Bank of West Tampa, and in 1916
sold the cafe to Luis Perez and Jose Llerandi. In 1934 the
caf6 was operating at 1704 N. Howard Avenue, next door to
what is now the Sierra Market. In 1946 it moved across the
street to 1707 N. Howard Avenue.
In 1951, the cafe was sold to Francisco "Red" Tamargo
and Peter Pasetti. They each married a daughter of of
Luis Perez.
Two men, Peter Castafieda (a Cuban) and Tino Martinez
(a Spaniard) bought the cafe in 1966. The caf6 burned down
in 1981. Ramon M6ndez, a native of Cuba, opened the Fourth
of July Cafe in the old bank building at the corer of Howard
Avenue and Main Street in 1984, where it stands today.
From 1906 1929, this building, which was designed by
architect Fred James, was the Bank of West Tampa. This
bank was one of many that failed in 1929. In 1946 it newly
reopened as the State Bank of West Tampa. It then moved to
the corner of Grand Central and Howard and was renamed
Central Bank.
Armando Padron leased the cafe from Ramon M6ndez in
1987 and is the present owner.
The cafe continues to be a very popular dining destination
today, known for its caf6 con leche as well as its hamburgers
served on a Cuban roll.
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and blowing it bad."
"That was the Emperor
Jones, the last of our el-
ephants."
"You keep elephants as pets?"
"No, not as pets. My hus-
band Angus McTeague Brown
ran a small traveling circus. We
went to all the back water little
towns in the South, places that
had never seen elephants, gi-
raffes, zebras, lions or tigers,
and we enlightened them and
their children."
"How'd Mr. Brown get hurt?"
"Angus especially loved the
Emperor Jones. It was his first
elephant, and he said it looked
like the great black actor Paul
Robeson, so he named him af-
ter Robeson."
"I thought you said his
name was the Emperor Jones."
"So I did. Paul Robeson
might have taken offence and
sued us, so we named him af-
ter Mr. Robeson's greatest role.
Also Mr. Angus had a great
sense of show business and he
said a big elephant like that
should be called after a big
man, so Emperor sounded
bout big enough. He did love
him so, and the Emperor, he
loved Angus as well. Like Mr.
Henry there, all the animals
loved Angus. I swear he had a
way of making them almost
seem human."
"So if the Emperor loved
him..."
"One season in Placquemain,
back in the bayou country, a
drunken hoolegan Cajun of-
fered Emperor a handful of
peanuts. When the Emperor
stuck out his trunk to take the
peanuts, the man flicked over
his hand where he held a lit
cigar and burned him instead."
"That was mean, and dumb."
"Indeed so, Mister Dooley.
Angus gave the man a severe
thrashing and his money back,
and we took care of the Emperor
as best we could, but you could
see in his eyes he was hurt."
"Those Cajuns are a wild
bunch."
"For years we avoided
Placquemain, but then we
were touring the bayou coun-
try again and Angus got a
handsome offer. By then we
had all forgotten about the
drunken Cajun and the Em-
peror' s insult."
"Ill bet the Emperor hadn't."
"You are ahead of the story
Mr. Pettiigill. We were parad-
ing up Main Street, drawing a
nice crowd when the same
Cajun comes out of the crowd
and offers the Emperor some
more peanuts.


Well, Sir, I shudder to tell
you what came over the Em-
peror, but he let go a trumpet
blast that blew the plate glass
window out the feed store, and
he commenced to chase this
Cajun, who jumped into a
moving pick up and headed for
water. Mr. Angus was on foot
and he tried to grab aholt to
Emperor's halter and talk him
down, cause the Emperor al-
ways listened to Angus. Of
course, this time, he forgot
about being a bull elephant
from Africa. He chased that
pickup into the water, and
while the boys swam for the
deep water, the Emperor
mashed the pick up flatern'
Audrey Hepburn's chest."
"That flat, huh?"
"We found Angus laying face
down on the road, his neck
broke and he was paralyzed,
and the last words he said to
the Sheriff. 'Don't let them hurt
the Emperor Jones.' So they's
like dying words? So the Sher-
iff he told us to skeedadle out
of town with the animals and
we took Angus to Baton Rouge,
where they saved his life,
but..." She buried her face in
a napkin, and 01' Dooley, altho'
he was moved by the story, he
still had an oriental mind for
sex so he stepped over and em-
braced her in a full body press,
doing a little up front and close
reconnaissance of the hills and
dales he meant to assault. Af-
ter a satisfying few minutes,
the Widder Brown pulled back,
and continued.
"The doctors said he could
live till he's a hundred. There's
nothing wrong with him,
cepting he can't move, talk, or
as far as I can make out, think.
He is what they now call a veg-
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do is feed him, clean him, turn.


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on the daytime serials. Him
and Mister Henry is partial to
"As the Stomach Turns..." 01'
Dooley stifled a laugh, for he
felt it would be inappropriate
and would lose him ground to
correct her. Oriental sex hunt-
ers think tlnat way, Mister
Pettingill. They sure do.
Angus made a gurgling
noise, and his eyes clouded
over, and he seemed in a bad
way. The Widder Brown shot
over to a big chest of drawers
and pulled out the big top
drawer. Quickly and as effi-
ciently as a nurse, she pulled
out a disposable syringe, a vial
of Morphine, and a pledget of
cotton. She measured out two
CC's, thumped the needle and
took it over to the bed. In one
swift motion she took a piece
of red rubber tubing she kept
tied to the headboard and
strapped it around the dis-
tressed man's arm. His pow-
erful arm soon showed a bulg-
ing vein. The Widder Brown
expertly placed the needle in
the vein and pushed in the
massive dose pf Morphine.
"That's a whole heap of mor-
phine, M'am, if you don't mind
me saying. I was a Medic in
Korea, and I seen men keel
over and die with that much
stuff." 01' Dooley weren't jiving
cause he had been a Medic,
and in his three years in the
Orient he had tried everything,
from Opium, to Morphine, to
Demerol, to horse. 01' Dooley
was a walking encyclopedia of
drug knowledge. He said he
never got hooked cause he
liked a sex high better 'n a drug
high, and he says, you can't
really have both.
"I know, but he has such
pains, and as the years go by
he needs more n' more." She
rolled up her sleeves and un-


did his diaper, and she mo-
tioned O1' Dooley to help her
move the big man on his side
so she could slide the soiled
diaper off, and replace it with
a clean one.
Well, 01' Dooley near bout
shit. If there was one thang 01'
Dooley always said was he
couldn't stand to smell another
man's shit. Considering he was
a medic and up to his hips in
shit for three years you'd think
he'd be used to it, but then
again, if you'd been up to your
hips in another man's shit,
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where you couldn't take it no
more. All them oriental reli-
gions he'd learned didn't have
nothing in no scriptures bout
smelling another man's shit
and having to clean his bung
hole with a hand towel, you get
my drift, Mister Pettingill.
Well, the one good thang
come of it, 01' Dooley sez to me
when I see him later that
morning, is that when the
Widder Brown rolls up her
sleeve to shovel Angus' shit
into a bedpan, 01' Dooley pegs
those railroad tracks up the
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Widder's arm. Ah hal He sez
to himself, no wonder the
Widder is so cool about all this,
and no wonder she looks so
pale and her eyes look like half
lit kerosene lanterns. Why,
says 01' Dooley with a smile,
the Widder Brown is a junkie
Now, he sez, the gates of
heaven are open Now, I got me
a fine little stay here. I got me
a fine figured woman with a
five year hunger on her, and a
junkie, and no bigger problem
than to change his diapers and


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'By the way Elvis, 01' Dooley
says,' do you know Mr. Henry
knows how to change channels
to what Angus wants? Which
ain't no big trick since all An-
gus lives for is Tennessee or
Bama football. Whether he
knows what he's watching no
one knows, but 01' Mister
Henry guards that T.V. and
won't let no one a-change it
until the game is over.'
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head of hair, and gave us his
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"This is getting scary. That
chimp looks like he could talk,
write music, and drive a car."
"Hey, Elvis, don't say Chimp
in this house. Mister Henry
gets pissed. You know if a
Tarzan picture comes on, he
attacks the set? He hated
David Garroway in the morn-
ing. It's why he turns on car-
toons and guards the set."
"Scary, man," Elvis pushed
aside the curtain to look at the
barn where his fine 01' Model
A was sitting safe 'n dry. Elvis
had a bit of the only-chile in
him. He tired of toys easy. He
didn't like to go slow. The
Model A couldn't go fast.
He snapped the curtain
back fast, and he had that look
he got when he was gonna do
something impulsive.
"Boys, I gotta git back home
to Memphis fast. Dooley, you
staying?"
"Yeah. I guess so," 01'
Dooley had mixed emotions
about being left behind. On the
one hand he loved Elvis, in a
no-sex Ancient Greek kinda
way, and on the other hand his
oriental sex meter told him
that staying behind with the
Widder Brown and her chest
of drawers full of morphine
would be a blissful way to
spend the holidays.


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"Well, stay as long as you
like. When you played out the
Widder, drive me back my
Model A. Ill send you some
cash, and you call if you need
more. Would you do that for
me?" 01' Elvis give him his mil-
lion watt spotlight, smile, his
black curl falling in his beau-
tiful blue eyes, just like he
done to Anne Margret.
We hit Memphis running,
and didn't stop until after the
Super Bowl. I'll tell you the
truth, Mister Pettingill, we was
having so much fun, making
so much money, nary one of
us thought of 01' Dooley and
the Widder Brown and the fine
01' Model A Roadster asettin'
safe and sound in the barn. So
when I gits home my Ma hands
me a couple of letters from 01'
Dooley. The first one, writ be-
fore X-mas says ol' Angus done
bit the bullet, and they had to
bury him in the pet cemetery
he kept for his circus animals.
He said in his will he wanted
to be buried between Leo, the
King of the Jungle, and the
Emperor Jones. I swear, Mis-
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to Elvis, 'he done bit the
needle'. 01' Elvis just look at
me with those dreamy smokey
kind of eyes, like he was
thinkingg of Anne Margret,
and he sez, "I wonder if he's
taking care of my Model A Ford
red roadster?"
When you get to be a super-
star your world kinda shrinks
down to just yourself, and how
the rest of the world reacts to
you. So it weren't no surprise
to hear Elvis thinkingg about
his Model A and not 'bout 01'
Dooley and Angus and all. Af-
ter all, from here on in Elvis
was a radio set that was just
sending, and he wasn't receiv-
ing. Its lak that with -super-
stars, Mister Pettingill, take my
word on it.
Well, the second letter sent
me packing. It was writ by 01'
Dooley all right but his hand-
writing was all shaky, and spi-
dery, and was havin' trouble
completing a thought, and this
was just after New Years. Hell,
01' Mister Henry could writ a
more sensible note. 01' Dooley
was having trouble keeping the
animals fed. He couldn't get
things straight, like what ani-
mal got what food and stuff,
and sometimes he forgot to
close the gate and the giraffe
got loose and scared the shit
out of the Johnson's who was
'asparking in their second
story bedroom. When they
looked out of the window they
seen this weird face with horns
at the window. Well, Mister
Johnson got chest pains, and
Missus Johnson began gulp-
ing air in a panic, and passing
gas. Oh, hits funny now, Mis-
ter Pettingill, asettin' here, Tore
the fire, drinking our bourbon,
but twarn't too funny to the
Johnsons who pressed charges
against the Widder Brown for
keeping wild animals from Af-
rica in her back yard. 01'
Dooley didn't mention the
Widder Brown no way 'cept to
say Angus insurance done
settled a heavy sum on the es-
tate, and it looked like they
took a condo in Ft. Knox.
Anyways, I sez, "Elvis, man,
I got to git down there and look
in on 01' Dooley. Seem like he
broke his own law, and has let
morphine take the place of sex
in his heart, and he is in dan-
ger for his life."
"Yeah, Pickett, my Model A
is the one in danger," say Elvis,
a chewin' on a cheezeburger,
and looking at me with those
eyes ordering me to go. So I
says, "Well, Elvis, I'm going
then."
"So, go," he says slurping
what was left of his chocolate
shake.
"I'm gone."
"Stay gone a while," says
Elvis handing me a nice wad
of hundreds. Elvis wasn't al-
ways friendly, but he was al-
ways generous.
I come up the road in a cab
and the driver would only take
me up the road halfway. I of-
fered a twenty dollar tip.
"Hell no, what am I going to
do with a twenty, if that lion
gets aholt of my arm?"
"Ah, they ain't no lion up
there. He died the year Auburn
beat Alabama out of pure mor-
tification."
"Well, I don't want my car
mashed flat as Audrey
Hepburn's tits by that killer
elephant."
'Hell, he's harmless, less'n
you bum him with your stogie."
"Well, if you can pump up
01' Dooley so he could speak,
you might ask him what set off
that elephant to stomp him
flatter'n Aubrey Hepburn's
tits."
You could have knocked me
over with Aubrey Hepburn's
bra... I mean, I just gets here
and this man is a telling me
that 01' Dooley is flatter than
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Aubrey Hepburns titsl I am
flabber and gasted. 01' Dooley
is nothing but a manhole
cover. All that fine oriental
knowledge about life and love
compressed into a blob the size
of a fat Rollex. 'Hot damn; sez
I to myself, 'Ain't life a bitchl' I
pays the cab driver and picks
up my duffle bag and hot foot
it up the hill to see the Widder
Brown.
I can't say she was glad to
see me, but I can't say she was
sad neither. Old Mister Henry
seemed glad to see a friendly
face, and he was his usual
clean self He had on his bib
overall and Bama T-shirt un-
der it, and he was holding his
Roll Bama kit, and his Nikes
were white and laces tied. I
guess he was the onliest one
in this house that had been
sober for four weeks. So no
wonder he was glad to see a
sober face. I peeked out back
and was shocked to see the
Model A out in the weather,
with a wrinkled front fender
-and two busted headlights.
'Gonna be hell to pay from
Elvis,' I said to Mister Henry,
but I don't rightly believe a
chimp, even one as bright as
Mister Henry, can wrap his
brain around as distinctly hu-
man concept as retribution. I
saw the giraffe nibbling on the
canvas top, and there was a
mess o' rabbits in the rumble
seat, breeding just like hu-
mans do. I mean, Mister
Pettingill, what are rumble
seats for?
The Widder Brown looked
pretty shabby and she held on
to me as we walked into the
parlor, right where we is set-
ting right now. The fire was
dying, and so I wanted to take
her in my arms, in a non
sexual way like the ancient
Greeks, and just hold her, but
I figgered it's way too early to
give her a full body press re-
connaissance. Hell, she'd just
been through a four week sex
whipping at the hands of an
oriental master, and, hell, I
was still trying to figure out
how you got to get a girl on top,
you know. I was still border-
line innocent.
I built a nice fire, and
poured me some bourbon, but
she &rned her's down. I mean
when you're up to your eye
balls in morphine, what's the
body need a few ounces of
bourbon for?-
The problem was that 01'
Dooley had left what passed for
a will. He wanted to.be buried
in the Circus Cemetery but all


the way on the otherr side
away from Angus. He wanted
to be buried on the reptile side,
which, if you figgered the life
he'd led, was probably the right
side for him. The problem was
that he wanted to be buried in
the Model A.
Well, now, there it was. A
problem, all right. A big one.
The authorities were com-
ing for the animals in the
morning, cause the Widder
could no longer take care of
'em. Actually she needed a
keeper worse than the zebras
or the warthog. They was in-
sisting that we do something
with the pile of bones and flab
that the Widder Brown had put
in a big five gallon paint bucket
and stuck in the freezer by the
venison Angus had shot seven
years ago, and Mister Henry's
tenth birthday cake.
"Do you want me to take
care of it?" I says kinda gentle,
cause I didn't want to upset her.
"Yes, please."
"And the animals, too."
"Yes, please. Of course, not
Mister Henry."
"Of course not, M'am, he's
family."
Mister Henry, having heard
of his fate, secure in the knowl-
edge that he wasn't going no-
where, left the room to go take
a siesta, and then watch
Sesame Street. "Will you stay,
please, Mister Pickett, until I
regain my health. Keeping up
with Mister Dooley wasn't no
easy than I never knew plea-
sure could be such hard work."
I could feel myself blushing
cause I remember 01' Dooley
showing me all the different
ways two can go into one, and
all kinds of things to do with
canned goods, and. knotted
curtain cords and all. And I
just couldn't imagine a nice


affd


Christian woman like the
Widder Brown cavorting with
a can of Kadota figs. So I tried
to block out all I'd seen in 01'
Dooley's book, and assured her
I would stay.
"I do have a condition,
though M'am," I sez.
"What is that Mr. Pickett?"
"I'm throwing out that whole
chest of drawers, M'am." I was
firm as John Wayne. When he
pleaded for a 4F deferment
from the Draft Board in World
War II.
"Yes Sir, you do that. It's
considerable lighter than when'
you was here last."
If took a week to get-rid of
the animals, and I must say
the Widder Brown took it hard.
But, of course, she is a sur-
prising woman, Mister
Pettingill, for she never took
another hit of morphine. No
Sir, not even sen-sen with a
coke or a aspirin mashed up
in a Coca-Cola. Nossir, that
woman got holt to her Bible
after seven days of swimming
and shaking like Madonna and
she looks at me one morning
after her eggs and grits, and
she says firmly to me.
"All right Mister Pickett,
that'll just do me fine. I'm
straight now. Lets defrost 01'
Dooley and put what's left of
him in the driver's seat and
bury him."
"In the whole Model A?"
"Yes, its what he wanted. I'm
sure Mister Elvis won't mind.
I look into his blue eyes when
he sang "Amazing Grace" that
first night, and I know he is a
God-fearing man with a gen-
erous heart."
It took me and an ol' black
-boy a whole day to dig a big
enough hole to fit the Model A
into. All the time we was a dig-
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washing the white walls with
Dutch Boy cleanser. Shoot,
smashed fender and all, it was
a pretty sight. Even the good
ol' black boy said it looked so
good he might come back one
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he was afraid of ghosts.
The Widder had gone down
to Sears and bought a whole
mess of thick plastic and when
we got the car down in thr hole.
I put the paint can with what
was left of Dooley in the front
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cause 01' Dooley hated to drive,
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The Widder wanted me to
play Amazing Grace on my old
45 doughnuts, but she didn't
seem to understand that Elvis
wasn't no gospel singer, so I
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buried 01' Dooley to the sounds
of "Hound Dog," "Heartbreak
Hotel," and "Jailhouse Rock".
I figure 01' Dooley would have
enjoyed it more. I know I did.
So I stayed like the man
what come to dinner. I planted


01' Dooley, and I stayed. Never
heard nary a word from Elvis
all these years neither, and I
was sad to hear he died so
young, all fat and full of pills,
on the commode. Kinda sad,
but Elvis was the king, and it
was jus' fittin' that he died on
the throne."
Supper was ready, and Mis-
ter Pettingill walked into the
dim dining room with a bit of
trepidation. Strange things
had happened in this house,
and now Mister Pettingill had
become part of the story, and
he was feeling uncomfortable.
Mister Pettingill sat across
from Pickett and in the dim
gloom of the far table sat a
small hunched over figure. He
squinted trying to make out
who was sitting at the end
when the Widder came in car-
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stew. With her elbow she
flicked on. the light and
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1942 Prisoner of War Camp in Fallingbostel Germany

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These six Polish POW's pause for a picture in the prison camp
known as Stalag XIB in Fallingbostel, Germany, circa 1942. The prison-
er second from the left is Eugene Joseph Siudut, grandfather to La Ga-
ceta's Assistant to the Editor Gene Siudut. The prisoners lived on the
bare essentials and used things such as potato peelings and sawdust


bread for currency. They would also trade Soviet POWs cigarettes for
kohlrabies, rutabagas and potatoes. Mr. Siudut eventually escaped sta-
lag XIB and became a leader in the Belgian resistance against the Ger-
mans. British General Montgomery's 9th Division ultimately liberated
the prison camp in early 1945., (photo courtesy of Marc and Elaine Siudut)


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