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June 23, 2006 250


Tiger Bay members question


intent of non-profit organization


Inside


County

News:

County well pumping
request on hold. Tips
to protect yourself
from mosquitoes.
Youth exercise pro-
grams at Clearwater
public libraries. See
these stories and'
more on page 3.




That's not

all:

On page 7, find out
how hurricanes may
have affected the
spread of red tide the
past two years. On
the same page, learn
about the types of
tests engineers are
performing on houses
to make sure they
stand strong against
hurricanes. On page
8, see this year's Top
10 Fraud List as com-
posed by Florida's
chief financial offi-
cer.




Recipe:

Keep "gouda" cheese
logs.in your fridge for
drop-by guests,
impromptu entertain-
ing or simple snack-
ing. See page 2 for
this delicious treat.
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By Carter Chase
Staff Writer
Members of the Suncoast
Tiger Bay Club wielded their
sharp claws repeatedly Tuesday
by grilling VoteSmartFlorida.org
Director Sheri Vicari on the
legitimacy of her organization
which claims to provide "non-
partisan" and "unbiased" infor-
mation about proposed amend-
ments to the state constitution.
Vicari, speaking in front of
about 40 people at the St.
Petersburg Yacht Club, was orig-
inally scheduled to speak about
amendments to the Florida
Constitution, but instead, found
herself having to'fend off numer-
ous "tigers" as they dug for dirt
regarding her non-profit organi-
zation.
The brouhaha was catalyzed
in large part by a column written
by. Howard Troxler that
appeared in Tuesday's edition of
the St. Peteisburg Times that
seemingly implied that
VoteSmartFlorida.org isn't as
nonpartisan or unbiased as it
claims itself to be since many of
the organization's partners are
special interest groups, whom
Troxler argued to his readers,
certainly have subjective views.
While Troxler didn't criti-
cize the organizations that fund
VoteSmartFlorida.org for their
desire to argue issues: based on
the virtues of what's in their own
best interests, he did voice his
displeasure that these groups
would be willing to' use
VoteSmartFlorida.org, an orga-
nization that claims to be objec-


tive, as a front.
Troxler's feelings seemed to
carry over to those in attendance
at the luncheon, who raised vari-
ous concerns regarding not only
VoteSmartFlorida.org's organi-
zational structure, including its
budget and management, but
also its general intent.
Vicari said the web-based
organization was created simply
in order to give voters a place to
go to get details about proposed
amendments to the state consti-
tution.:
"We believe voters are
smart but smart with the correct
information at hand," said
Vicari.
On the www.VoteSmart
Florida.oig website, voters can
find out what amendments will
appear on the ballot and also
research what groups favor and
oppose the proposed changes.
"Our goal is to, make sure
voters have both sides," said
Vicari.
While Vicari repeated
Tuesday that the organization is
"unbiased", on its Internet site,
the following statement is dis-
played: VoteSmartFlorida.org
represents a broad spectrum of
Floridians, including businesses,
community groups, associations
and chambers of commerce.
In his column, Troxler ques-
tioned how VoteSmart Florida.
org could be objective if it had a
responsibility to represent
groups and associations such as
the Florida Chamber of
Commerce.
Responding to Troxler's col-
umn during the meeting, Vicari


simply said "other than my
name, you won't find much in
there that's right."
Troxler's skepticism, how-
ever, was shared by many of
those in attendance at the meet-
ing who pressed Vicari for infor-
mation about the organization
rather than details about the six
proposed amendments that may
appear on the 2006 ballot.
Responding to a question
regarding the non-profit's eco-
nomic situation, Vicari said that
VoteSmartFlorida.org has an
operating budget of less than
$100,000.00, most of which she
said is used to pay her salary, her
travel expenses and promotional
materials such as flyers describ-
ing the organization's purpose.
Vicari said some, but not
all, of the partners listed on the
VoteSmartFlorida.org website
donate money to the organiza-
tion. She said supporters of her
organization feel it's important
that voters have somewhere to
get in-depth, "nonpartisan, unbi-
ased" information on proposed
amendments.
"We're not going out and
actively looking for people to
donate," said Vicari. "The peo-
ple that have stepped up and
donated to our organization
strongly feel that the voters
should have a place to go."
When questioned about
how khe knows whether of not
the organization is having an
impact on voters, Vicari said no
studies have been done, but that
it's success is gauged by the
number of hits on the website
and the number of inquiries
from people who are looking for
information.
Regarding the content that
is provided at
www.VoteSmartFlorida.org,
which Vicari said is comprised
of information the organization
receives and research she per-
forms; Vicari said she'd be will-
ing to let political organizations
analyze the information in order
to make sure it is accurate and
unbiased, a practice she said that
currently doesn't take place.
S In regards to constitutional
amendments, Vicari said "every-
one has the right to their own
opinion." And just as opinions
will vary in regards to amend-
ments, it appears opinions about
the value of
VoteSmartFlorida.org will vary
as well.


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Vol. 24, No. 25
1 Section, 8 pages


'St. Pete Events
City Clips
'Recipe
Happenings
'Legal Notices
SClassifieds


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Pages 4-6
Page 6


Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back, Carnell "Cadillac" Williams appeared at both All Children's
Hospital in St. Petersburg and at the University Square Mall in Tampa last week in support of IceLink
Watch, and the 10-month national charity campaign they have launched which will raise funds for All
Children's Hospital during the month of June.


NASA gives



green light for



July 1



Discovery



launch


NASA senior managers
have cleared the Space Shuttle
Discovery for a July 1 flight to
the International Space Station.
The decision was
announced after a lengthy Flight
Readiness Review held June 16-
17, a traditional meeting in
which top NASA managers and
engineers set launch dates, deter-
mine whether the shuttle's com-
plex array of equipment, support
systems and procedures are,
ready for flight and assess any
risks associated with the mis-
sion.
"We had two full days of an
intensive Flight Readiness
Review," said Administrator
Michael Griffin. "It was spirited
and one of the most open,, yet
non-adversarial meetings I've
seen since returning to NASA."
William Gerstenmaier,
Associate Administrator for
Space Operations said "It was a
tremendously good review. We
were really careful in this. We
reviewed everything we could
and we think we are ready to go
and fly."


"The ice frost ramps were
one of the most vigorously dis-
cussed items. This [foam loss], is
what we expect to see in flight.
So when we get this data down,
you should not be surprised,"
continued Gerstenmaier.
The ice/frost ramps are
structures made of insulation
foam that cover 34 brackets on
the outside of the shuttle's exter-
nal fuel tank. The ramps have
been cited as a potential source
of foam loss, which could cause
damage to the shuttle. The Flight
Readiness Review board decid-
ed the current design does not
pose sufficient risk to delay the
upcoming mission while design
improvements for later flights
are under way.
The STS-121 mission will
visit the International Space
Station and continue evaluating
new"'shuttle safer\ improve-
ments. At least two spacewalks
are planned during the 12-day
mission, which also includes
repair work to the station.


4th of July celebration on

St. Petersburg's waterfront
Celebrate the 4th of July on 4 & 7 p.m. 2 comedy/hyp-
Tuesday, July 4, downtown on. nosis performances by Eric


the waterfront with family activ-
ities, food concessions and fun
throughout the day. Tune to Mix
100.7FM for the latest update on
weather and fireworks informa-
tion. Mix 100.7 simulcasts patri-
otic music to accompany the
fireworks display scheduled to
begin at 9 p.m. (or between 8:30
p.m. and 10 p.m. as weather
mandates). No rain date sched-
uled. Non-alcoholic event, free
admission.
North Straub Park.
Children's activities, face
painters, Lifestyle Family
Fitness obstacle course, and
more. Plus live music from
Basic Rock Outfit, Charlie
Hotel, and Rhythm Method.
McDill Air Force Paratroopers
are scheduled to land in North
Straub Park at 6:45 p.m. Hosted
by Mix 100.7
Viioy Park. Spin da
Pendence Weekend begins at 3
p.m. with 93.3FLZ & 95.7 THE
BEAT broadcasting live, A & W
Rootbeer floats, Long John
Silver's stage, and lots of fun
activities for the family. City of
St. Petersburg's TASCO (Teen,
Arts, Sports & Cultural
Opportunities) activities include
volleyball courts, flag football,
stage games, entertainment,
inflatable games and more.
The Pier. Star spangled day
of country music and more fun
for the whole family. From noon
to 9 p.m. enjoy face and body
painting by Heather Flower and
three characters from Fritzy
Brothers Circus.
1 to 5 p.m. juggling, bal-
loon making, cycling and mim-
ing by One Main Circus
2 to 5 p.m. Barbara
Edwards as the "Statue of
Liberty"


Kand in the Dockside Eatery
3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Live and
Let Die Paul McCartney Tribute
Band
7:30 to 9 p.m. Suncoast
Band
9 p.m. Fireworks at Spa
Beach
9:30 to 11 p.m. Suncoast
Band resumes
Clear Channel's Country
Station 103.5FM, brings us the
talents of these recording artists,
at the Pier:
4 to 6:30 p.m. "Tuf Luck"
6:50 p.m. Taylor Swift
7:45 p.m. Jeff Bates
Free event shuttles circu-
late from 2 to 11 p.m. through
the various activity sites -- with
stops at The Pier's parking lots,
North Straub Park, and Vinoy
Park. No parking shuttles will
operate from other downtown
parking lots or garages.
Special event fee to park in
all city-owned parking lots and
'garages is $10.
Motorcycle parking is avail-
able in The Pier Parking lots,
Lot 51 located east of Mahaffey
Theater, and the Progress
Energy Park parking lot.
Special motorcycle parking also
designated in front of North
Shore Pool. Many privately
owned lots also provide motor-
cycle parking.
Bicycle racks provided in
four areas between The Pier and
Vinoy Park.
Parking lots and garages
offer accessible parking for peo-
ple with disabilities. On July 4,
additional disabled parking is
designated in the parking lot
south of North Shore pool (901
North Shore Dr. NE) and on por-
tions of Beach Drive.


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VoteSmartFlorida.org Director Sheri Vicari spoke Tuesday at a
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6/23/06 WARPED TOUR. Vinoy Park, Bayshore Dr. & 7th
Ave. N.E. Noon. Concert tour presents some of the nation's largest
alternative rock bands. $28.50. 727-896-2276.
6/23 6/24/06 PURINA DOG CHOW INCREDIBLE
DOG CHALLENGE Spa Beach Park, 615 2nd Ave. N.E.
Preliminaries on Fri., 1 to 4 p.m., competition on Sat., 9:30 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Agility and obstacle courses, diving, flying disc, hurdle ,
racing and more. For more information visit www.events.puri-
na.com/dogs/events/schedule.aspx or call 727-893-7465.
06/23 06/25/06 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS vs.
ATLANTA BRAVES. Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr.
www.devilrays.com or 888-FAN-RAYS.
6/24/06 ST. PETE PRIDE 2006: PRIDE IN PARADISE.
Grand Central District, Central Ave. from 22nd to 28th St.
Promenade at 10 a.m. and street festival 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
www.stpetepride.com or 727-214-4102.
7/1/06 AWAPS PANCAKE BREAKFAST.
Albert Whitted Airport, 451 8th Ave. S.E. The Albert Whitted
Airport Preservation Society is dedicated to preserving and enhanc-
ing the airport and future of aviation and avaition history. Become
a member and recieve complimentary breakfast, otherwise pay $10.
www.awaps.org or 727-822-1532.
7/4/06 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. Downtown
Waterfront Parks and The Pier. Annual event sponsored by Clear
Channel Communications features live entertainment, family activ-
ities, face painting, hypnotists shows and fireworks in honor of
Independence Day. 727-893-7441.
7/5 -7/6/06 SUNCOAST AVIAN SOCIETY BIRD SHOW.
Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bird judging,
vendor supplies and birds for sale. $4 adults, free for children under
12. 727-892-5202.
7/9/06 SHARE THE ROAD RIDE. North Shore Park,
North Shore Dr. & 10th Ave. N.E. 6 a.m. to noon. 10, 20 and 40
mile courses. First 20 miles are police-escorted. $20 registration
fee. 727-327-3935.
7/9/06 ART OF THE FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN. Main
Library, 3745 9th Ave. N. 2:30 p.m. Sylvester Wells describes his
experience painting as a Florida Highwayman. Includes a live
demonstration. 727-893-7724.
7/15/06 2ND ANNUAL ART FOR THE GARDEN. St. Pete
Clay Company, 420 22nd St. S. Features handmade ceramic art-
jiwork and pottery.created by over;.70 local and nationally known,
artists. ww\'w.s peteclav.com pt '727-895-5770. "
7/15/06 BACK TO SCHOOL CARE FAIRi; "'
Johnnie Ruth Clark Health Center / Boys and Girls Club of
Suncoast. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free back-to-school physical, immu-
nizations, vision and dental screenings to children grades K-12, car
seat safety checks and a Bike Rodeo / Safety Fair. Free. 727-895-
5018.
7/22 7/23/06 18TH ANNUAL COOL ART SHOW.
Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N. 10 a.m.. to 5 p.m. Juried art show,
fine art and fine craft. Free admission and parking. www.pava-
artists.org or 727-736-2976.
7/24 -7/26/06 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS vs. LOS ANGE-
LES ANGELS. Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr. www.devil-
rays.com or 888-FAN-RAYS.
7/28/06 GRAND CENTRAL STROLL. 2400 block of
Central Ave. 5 to 9 p.m. Over 20 shops, nightspots and businesses
open late with specials and entertainment. 727-328-7086.
7/28/06 ST. PETE SHUFFLE. St. Petersburg Shuffleboard
Courts, 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N. 7 to 11 p.m. A hip twist on an old
game. The whole family is welcome to play shuffleboard, listen to.
music and enjoy local art. %w\\\.stpeteshuffle.com or 727-867-
7228.
7/30/06 MUSIC FEST ON THE WATER. The Pier, 800
2nd .\Ve. N.E. 1 to 4 p.m. Live music inthe courtyard. Free. 727-'
821-6443. .
7/31 to 8/3/06 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS vs. DETROIT
TIGERS. Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr. www.devilrays.com
or 888-FAN-RAYS


Gulfport
7/4/06 The City of Gulfport looks forward to another sensa-
tional celebration of the Independence Day Holiday, with a phe-
nomenal line-up of fun and exciting activities in the City's down-
town waterfront district.
The day kicks-off with a Kid's Fishing Derby at the Recreation
Center seawall from 8 A.M. to 11 A.M. (Registration for the.derby
will start at 7:30 A.M.) followed by a Sandcastle Contest, sponsored
by the Gulfport Optimist Club, on Gulfport Beach, from 10 A.M. to
Noon (Registration will start at 9:30 A.M.). This year's theme is
"Gulfport Landmarks; Past & Present". A Children's Pageant will
be held inside the Casino Ballroom, from Noon to 2 P.M. (Come
dressed in your patriotic best!) and don't forget to join us at 3 P.M.
(Casino events stage) as Mayor Yakes and City Council member's
welcome everyone to the celebration. An Auto Show will be on dis-
play (Eastside of the Casino) from Noon to 4 P.M. and Radio
Disney will be on hand (Gulfport Beach) with kid friendly activities
from 2 PM to 5 PM. Food, art, crafts and patriotic vendors will offer
a variety of arts, crafts, food delicacies and patriotic knick-knacks
beginning at Noon. The Vodkanaughts will heat up the Casino
events stage with live music from Noon to 5 PM, followed by
Bobby and the Rockets from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. Free kid's activities
which include a Bounce House, Joust, Face Painting and Waterslide
will be offered on Gulfport Beach from Noon to 8 P.M.! The com-
munity parade will begin promptly at 7 P.M. and will make its way
from Clymer Park (south) down Beach Boulevard to the Gulfport
Casino then west on Shore Boulevard to 58th Street.
The City of Gulfport's art and gallery district will be ablaze
with activity as shops and restaurants join the City in celebrating
this special day. Arts and Craft vendors will line the streets as the
,Art Village Courtyard offers a variety of live musical entertainment
from Noon to 10 P.M.
A Spectacular Fireworks Display will pffer an amazing closing
to the day's events at 9 P.M. and the city trolley will be running to
provide rides to/from all designated parking areas. A delightful
evening is promised to all who choose to celebrate the Fourth of
July in the City of Gulfport..
For more information about the evening's events, please con-
tact the Leisure Services Department at 893-1067.


Clearwater
7/2 7/4/06 Clearwater Celebrates America. On July 2 the
city will feature concerts by Sophie Milman and Chris Korblein. On
July 3, the city will feature concerts by Jefferson Starship and New
Rhythm Method. On July 4, celebrate independence with a patriot-
ic concert featuring John & Mary K. Wilson with the Mostl\ Pops
Orchestra. The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks
show. Events to be held at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St. Contact
uJ56-4813 for. more information. .
.. 7/8- 7/9/06.- Matinees at the Main Main Street Program
event, Classic movie screeningsat 2 p.m., children's crafts at 1:30
p.m., free popcorn courtesy of Bookworm Cafe, special discount
coupons from downtown businesses. 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m, Clear\ after
Main Library. Call 562-4044.
7/8/06 Ocean Mile Swim. Swimmers of all ages will have the
opportunity to compete for awards in various age categories as well
as for the top overall male and female competitor. Entry fee is $20
per event; race day registration is $25. Funds from the event will
support the Junior Lifeguard Program. Registration begins at 6
a.m., and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. North of Pier 60, Clearwater
Beach.
7/13/06 97x Summer Rock Show. Autoway Nissan of
Clearwater Presents The 97X Summer Rock Sho\\ featuring Taking
,Back Sunday, Angels and Airwaves, Head Automatica, arid The
Subways! Gates open at 4pm. Coachman Park, 301 Drew St.
7/16/06 Kumbia, Kings Concert. The concert will feature
national recording artist Kumbia Kings. Lawn chairs and blankets
are welcome. No coolers, food, drinks, umbrellas, canopies, pets or
personal fireworks permitted. Time to be announced. Coachman
Park, 301 Drew St.

St. Petersburg
S 7/10 -7/14/06 Summer Camp: Adventures Afloat Summer
Marine Adventures
Age: 10-12 years old
Partners: University of South Florida and Science Center of
Pinellas County
Kayak across Tampa Basy's habitats and take a floating class-
room to Egmont Key Island for snorkeling, animal discovery and
seashore exploration. Trawl for critters with the Clearwater Marine
Aquarium crew. Learn abour astronomy and navigating by the stars
at the Science Center. See how Native Americans built canoes from
trees at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
Camp fee: $175; full-day, 9am-5pm
Information: Karen Henscfien, (727) 822-9520 or khen-
schen@pieraquarium.org

Pinellas Park
6/25 6/28/06 The Stars and Stripes Forever! Pinellas Park
Wesleyan Church. 4400 70th Avenue North; Pinellas Park. FL
33781. Pinellas Park Wesleyan Church proudly presents "The Stars
and Stripes Forever!' Featuring beautiful lighting,. spectacular
,iiidoor fireworks, picturesque multi media and soul stirring inspira-
tional music! Celebrate with us as \\e pay tribute to the men and
women who have served and defended our country in the Armed
Services! Free cotton candy, popcorn iind balloons for the kids.
'Admission is Fee, Nursery service provided. Three prefo'rmances
and times. For more information, please call 727-526-3674.
6/26/06 Garden Club. 10 a.m. Park Station. 5851 Park
Boulevard.
7/3/06 Pinellas Park Freedom Fest. Free concert featuring
Newsong followed by the first annual fireworks display. 6:30 p.m.
England Brothers Bandshell. 5121 80th Avenue N.

Dunedin
6/24 6/25/06 Dunedin Arts and Crafts Festival. 319 Main St.
Dunedin, FL 34698. Held outdoors on Main Street in dowrl-
town Dunedin, this beautiful area is a perfect setting for a perfect
show..The show will'feature more than 100 crafters in a variety, of


mediums. For more information, call 727-298-3198.


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Contemporary Worship Service
8:30 am
Sunday School
9:50 am
Traditional Worship Service
11:00 am

Transportation and Nursery Available
William J. Oakley, Pastor


July 4th celebration at the
Clearwater Main Library
The Clearwater Library Foundation will
host a July 4th Celebration at 7:30 p.m. at
the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N.
Osceola Ave. Check out fireworks from the
rooftop terrace. Ice cream, apple pie, pop-
corn and lemonade will be served in the
Atrium. A family movie, Wallace and
Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit, will
be shown. Admission is $10 for adults and
$5 for children (under 12). Proceeds benefit
the programs of the Clearwater Library
Foundation.
For more information or reservations,
call the Clearwater Library Foundation at
(727) 562-4970, ext. 5189.

Youth exercise programs at
Clearwater public libraries
Youth are invited to participate in mar-
tial arts, yoga, and The Little Gym classes at
Countryside public library.
Join Ryan Dean's the DOJO and watch
and learn techniques from martial arts mas-
ters, at 2 p.m. on June 27.
Staff from the Little Gym will show
how children can build motor skills while
having fun, using the techniques of develop-
mental gymnastics at the following
Clearwater Libraries: 10:30 a.m. at Main,
100 N. Osceola Ave., June 23; North
Greenwood, 905 N. MLK Jr., Ave., June 26;
and 11 a.m. at East, 2251 Drew St., June 27.
The Joy of Yoga presents Grace L.
Daley who will infuse the day with the joys
of yoga for youth and families. Bring a towel
or mat and wear comfy clothes to the fol-
lowing Clearwater Libraries: 2 p.m. at Main,
100 N. Osceola Ave., June 26; East, 2251
Drew St., June 29; and 11 a.m. at North
Greenwood, 905 N. MLK Jr., Ave., June 28.
For more information, call 562-4970,
ext. 5236.

County well pumping request
on hold
Pinellas County Utilities has asked the
Southwest Florida Water Management
District (Swiftmud) to suspend the review of
the county's application to pump water from
three wells at Brookei- Creek Preserve.
In order to reduce the consumption of
potable water,in the community, Pinellas
County Utilities had requested that
Swiftmud reactivate the wells to expand the
reclaimed water system by making well
water available for irrigation purposes.
Since that time, Pinellas County
Administrator Steve Spratt decided to form
the Pinellas County Environmental Science
Forum to solicit input from experts in the
community and review the pumping propos-
al as well as other initiatives that may affect
our parks and environmental lands.'
He has also asked for a review,of the
county's pipeline integrity test at the well
site last year. In order to complete the
reviews, Utilities has asked Swiftmud to
hold off on the application review until fur-
ther notice.

Here's the buzz on protecting
yourself from mosquitoes
It's the dry season, but outdoor fun such
as gardening, sports and spending a quiet
evening in the backyard can still be ruined
by buzzing, biting mosquitoes. Here are
some tips from Pinellas County Mosquito
Control to protect your family from stinging
bites:
*Mosquitoes love to breed in standing
water. Empty water from items such as flow-
erpots, garbage cans and lids, recycling con-
tainers, boat tarps, wheelbarrows and buck-
ets. Any item that can hold water can breed
mosquitoes, including vegetation such as
bromeliads.
*Cover rain barrels with fine-mesh
screening.
*Eliminate standing water around the
house near plumbing drains, air conditioner
drips, septic tanks or rain gutters.
*Check residential screening on doors,
porches and patios and repair any rips or
tears.
*Avoid being outdoors between the
hours of dusk and dawn, which is when mos-
quitoes feed.
*If you must be outdoors when mosqui-
toes are active, cover.as much skin as possi-
ble with shoes, long-sleeved shirts and long
pants.
*Use mosquito repellent on exposed
skin according to the manufacturer's recom-
mendations. The Center for Disease Control
recommends products containing DEET, oil
of lemon eucalyptus and picaridin.
For information on managing mosqui-
toes around your home, call (727) 464-7503.


Celebrating 100 years of
teaching Americans to swim
the YMCA of greater St.
Petersburg helps in fight
against obesity
Summer is almost upon us. While
swimming is an ideal activity for families,
providing fun in the sun and quality time
spent together, it is also an important tool in
the ongoing fight against rising levels of
obesity in the United States. Known as
"America's Favorite Swim Instructor,"
YMCAs this year celebrate 100 years of
teaching Americans not only how to swim,
but also how to maintain health and wellness
in spite of our busy lives.
"With nearly 60 million adults and 9
million children obese or overweight,
increasing levels of physical fitness for chil-
dren and families has becomes of increasing
importance in the St. Petersburg communi-
ty," said Doug Linder, President and CEO.
"Learning how to swim is not only an impor-
tant part of growing up, but it is also a fun
form of exercise and a great first step in
preparing kids for a lifetime commitment to
physical fitness. Swimming is an ideal form
of exercise because it tones the entire body
while providing an excellent-cardiovascular
workout, and strengthens the heart muscle
while improving delivery of oxygen to mus-
cles."
"Swimming lessons provide children
with essential skills to be safe in and around'
water," said Linder. "In addition to building
character and self-confidence, children learn
about leadership, safety and rescue skills,
and water activities. These important sur-
vival skills allow parents and children to
enjoy a lifetime of both fun and healthy
activity at pools, beaches and water parks."
Swimming is also an ideal exercise for
Baby Boomers and other older adults who
want to maintain their fitness, but may need
to give up high-impact or repetitive-motion
activities such as running, cycling and aero-
bics. YMCAs also offer water fitness class-
es and competitive swim programs for youth
and adults.
This year, The YMCA of Greater St.
Petersburg is set'to help children and fami-
lie's ing Jiii'the swim season by providing-
water safety education, swimming lessons
and other fun aquatics programs, available to
all ages-from babies to senior citizens. In
,addition to swim lessons, The YMCA of
Greater St. Petersburg offers a variety of
programs designed to help kids and families
get fit and stay healthy this summer includ-
ing: '
*Youth Lessons
*Happy Hinges
Water Aerobics
*Moving Forward /
YMCAs serve 20.1 million people,
including 9.7 million children, through a
broad range of programs.

Clearwater holds town hall
meeting to discuss Penny for
Pinellas projects
Residents are invited to interact with the
City Council and city staff at a town hall
meeting to discuss Penny for Pinellas pro-
jects, June 28, 6:30 8:30 p.m., at the
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N. Osceola
Ave.
In 1989, the Penny for Pinellas sales tax
was passed by voter referendum. During the
past 20-years, the extra penny provided
funding to use for a multitude of public facil-
ity and infrastructure projects.
An extension of the Penny for Pinellas
sales tax, which would be in effect from
2010 to 2020, is estimated to provide $138.8
million for future projects in Clearwater.
Some of the proposed projects include a new
City Hall and parking garage, downtown
streetscaping, municipal beach parking
garage, Countryside aquatics center and
Countryside Branch library expansion and
renovation, the renovation/reconstruction of
the Clearwater Beach, Lakeview, and
Countryside fire stations, the expansion and
renovation of the East Library, technology
for all libraries, and police equipment.
Penny for Pinellas has been used for
numerous projects in Clearwater. Revenues
have been used for the following: Main and
North Greenwood Libraries; Pier 60; the
Municipal Services Building; McMullen
Tennis Complex; Countryside, Beach, North
Greenwood and Ross Norton recreation cen-
ters; Lake Chautauqua Park; Harborview
Center; Bright House Stadium; Ruth Eckerd
Hall; the Police Beach substation;
Northwest, Sand Key, and Clearwater Mall
fire stations; Countryside Boulevard and


Drew Street widening; North Greenwood
Corridor enhancements; Memorial
Causeway Bridge; Gateway to the Beach
(roundabout); and Stevenson Creek
improvements.
To receive a complete list of proposed
projects, contact the City's Public
Communications Department at 562-4834.
If unable to attend, you can watch on stream-
ing video at www.myclearwater.com.

Pinellas County Health
Department to offer free back-
to-school dental exams
Here's an opportunity for parents to
send their children to school with a smile!
Just in time for the back-to-school season,
the Pinellas County Health Department will
offer free dental exams and x-rays for chil-
dren ages one to 18. Parents are urged to
make sure their children are in good dental
health before school starts so that they don't
miss school because of toothaches. For fol-
low-up, any needed treatment will be done
before school starts and will be based on a
sliding fee scale.
The free dental exams will be offered
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
(closed noon 1:00 p.m.) as follows:
Monday, July 17' Largo Center,
12420 130th Ave. North, Largo, 588-4040,
ext. 129
Tuesday, July 18 Pinellas Park
Center, 6350 76th Ave. North, Pinellas Park,
547-7780, ext. 103
Thursday, July 20 St. Petersburg
Center, 205 Dr. MLK St. North, St.
Petersburg, 824-6900 ext. 11034
This is the fourth year for the health
department's "Back to School" dental spe-
cial, which is offered only once a year. No
appointment is necessary. A parent or
guardian must accompany the child.
For more information,
parents/guardians should contact the center
nearest them.

Ooh and aah the fireworks at
Fred H. Howard Park on the
Fourth of July
.- One of thebest places to view the City
of Tarpon Spnngs' Fourth-of July fireworks
dis~lay"'will'bd Pinella Count\'s Fred H.
Howard Park. Ooh and aah the spectacle
beginning at dusk on Tuesday, July 4, from
the park, beach and causeway at 1700 Sunset
Dr., Tarpon Springs. Parking will be avail-
able at Fred H. Howard Park's lots.
Tarpon Springs is coordinating the
event.with the assistance and cooperation of
the Pinellas County Park Department and the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Due to safety and fire hazard concerns,
no, fireworks-including sparklers-will be
allowed in the park. Any fireworks brought
into the park will be confiscated. Fireworks
will be launched from the city's Sunset Park
Beach on Gulf Road.

Calling all talent
The city of St. Petersburg Azalea
Recreation Center extends an open casting
call to all talent in the community. If you can
sing, dance, act, demonstrate martial arts, or
exhibit any kind of special talent, the center
is looking for you. Auditions will be held on
Tuesday,. July 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at
the Azalea Center, 1600 72nd St N. The tal-
ent competition will be held July 28 and will
include multiple prizes. Call Ron at 893-
7150 for more information.



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Legal Notices


NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No. 06-005372-FD-25
522006DR(X)5372XXFDFD

Nevila Kapxhiu,
Petitioner
and

Michael Paul Lopez,
Respondent.

TO: Michael Paul Lopez
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 Nevila Kapxhiu, whose
address is 2481 N.E.
Coachman Road, Apt. #1102,
Clearwater, FL 33765. on or
before JUNE 30, 2006. and file
the original with the Clerk of
this Court at 315 Court St.,
Clearwater, FL 33756, before
service on Petitioner or imme-
diately 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 docu-
ments 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 docu-
ments and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated this 30th day of
MAY, 2006.

KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
315 COURT ST.
CLEARWATER, FL 33756
By: /s/RHONDA DITTY
As Deputy Clerk

DM060213 Jun 2, 9,
16,23,2006060213


NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT. IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA,
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
Case No. 06-6594FD- 17
522006DR006594XXFDFD

Suyapa Oseguera,
Petitioner/Wife
and

Grevil O. Erazo Rivera,
Respondent/Husband

TO: Grevil O. Erazo Rivera
-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 Suyapa Oseguera, c/o
Teresa S. Fitzpatrick, Esquire
whose address is 6560 9th
Avenue North, St, Petersburg,
FL 33710, on or' before JULY
21, 2006, and file the original
with the clerk of this Court at
545 First Avenue North, St.
Petersburg, FL 33701, before
service on Petitioner or immne-
diately 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 docu-
ments 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 docu-
ments and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated May 31, 2006.

KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
315 COURT ST.
CLEARWATER, FL 33756
By: /s/RHONDA I5)TTY
As Deputy Clerk

13040 Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 2006
060214


LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the provi-
sions of Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as amend-
ed, a Public Hearing will be held, by:the Pinellas CountyiWater
andNavigation Control'Authority on TUESDAYI AUGUST':Il
2006 beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the COUNTY COMMISSION
ASSEMBLY ROOM. 5TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315
COURT STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA for the con-
sideration of and any amendments to the application of the City
of St. Petersburg, (DF1714-06) for the maintenance dredging of
1,752 cubic yards of material to restore navigational capacity to
Arterial Navigational' Channel "C" located at the mouth of
Frenchman's Creek between the shorelines of Eckefd College
and Maximo Park in Section 15 Township 32S Range 16E of St.
Petersburg.

An Administrative Hearing will be held on MONDAY. IUNE
26. 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CONFERENCE
ROOM. 4TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315 COURT
STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA to gather information
and facts to use in formulating a staff recommendation to the
Authority.

Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be heard in
support of or objection to said application. Should individuals
wish to respond by correspondence or review the application,
please contact the Water and Navigation Section of the
Department of Environmental Management at 512 South Fort
Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33756 or call (727) 464-
4761.

Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision
made at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

IF YOUAREA PERSON WIH 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.
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF HUMAN
RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE, SUITE.
500. .CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062
(V/TDD).

KEN.BURKE, CLERK TO THE
PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATION
CONTROL AUTHORITY
By: Linda R. Reed, Deputy Clerk
I004 '! l n tI I 2 fi (f00i660


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
UCN: 522005CA007583XXCICI
CASE NO. 05-7583-CI
DIVISION 15

SUKHOTHAI-N+ P INC.,
Plaintiff, .
vs.


COUNTRYSIDE SHOPPES L L C
DeenrJdJn

TO: Cunti.-.dJ Shosripe COUNTRYSIDE SHOPPERS
c'oI Gordo C,.'me. 'i COIRDON COMER
Reg.,iereJ Ageni REGISTERED AGENT
8302 Laurel Fair Circle, 12525 LEM SIMMONS STREET
Suite 100 THO)NOTCOS SSA FL li C2-
Tampa. Flhrtida "S.tIl iS t

YOL/ ARE NOTIFIED thaj an action has been filed in the
ab'>.:.-.,led .c'un g.ajiri Countryside Shoppes, L.L.C. by
plaiiinff Suknotha. N P INC seeking damages in excess of
515.i 0i0 00 fo.i breach of ..onraciL ih t r~ J .di LLea.edJPremii'e
1-i~ iled a the CounlriNJde Si-..ppc, or. L S Highh a) i" in
Clearwater, Florida.
I You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses in
this case, if any, on Randall P. Mueller, Esq., plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is c/o Carey; O'Malley, Whitaker & Manson, P.A.,
712 South Oregon Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33606-2543, on or
bel-.:.-e JULL' 21006. anid file ihe or:iiiinal .lnh ihe Clek, o-i In.
C Couir einer beelo ise.i te e o'n ppiinllll 'i5 ;.:irn-ri :,-r timrmedhlely,
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the
relizrj ern-r.ded in the Comiplai;n
DATED IUNE I, 2-,aJh


A404n


LEGAL NOTICE


LEGAL NOTICE


LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that. pursuant to the provi- LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the provi- NOTIC
sions of Chapter 31182. Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as amend- sions of' Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955. Laws of Florida, as the hol
ed, a Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County Water amended, a Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County deed to
and Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY. AUGUST 1, Water and Navigation Control Authority on t UESDAY, issuance
2006 beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the COUNTY COMMISSION AUGUST 1, 2006 beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the COUNTY property
ASSEMBLY ROOM. 5TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315 COMMISSION ASSEMBLY ROOM, 5TH FLOOR, COUR-
COURT STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORII)A fo the con- THOSE. 315 COURT STREET. CLEARWATER, FLORI- Cer
sidleraion ol' and any amendmentsit tho e application of the City DA. Ior lthe consideration of and any amendments to the applica-
of St. Petersburg (CC 37333-06) for the reconfiguration of 26 lion of the City of Dunedin (CC37259-06) for the construction of Saic
existing boat slips into 18 boat slips including the construction of a 1400 square Iool public fishing pier which consists of a 10 foot the Col
seven 5 foot by 30 fool docks and two 5 fool by 27 foot docks, wide by 140 loot long platform located in the waters of St.
and associated lie poles, in the St. Pelersburg Municipal Marina Joseph Sound approximately 100 feet south of the western ter- PIN
basin in Tampa Bay at 300 2nd Avenue Northeast in St. minus of Wilson Street. Dunedin. This parcel is more specifical-
Petersburg more specifically described as follows: ly described as follows: PAF

REV MAP OF ST PETERSBURG THAT PT OF MALONE'S L.H. SUB S'LY 40 FT (S) OF LOT 42 Nar
WATER LOT 4 & VAC IST AVE NE (UPLAND & SUBM LAND #17671 LESS RD (PER OR
ONLY) LYING E OF BAYSHORE (STR: 19-31- 14540/596 & 600) [PARCEL ID NUMBER: 27-28- Unless
17). 15-54612-000-0421]. property
bidder
An Administrative Hearing will be held on MONDAY. IUNE An Administrative Hearing will be held on MONDAY. IUNE 11:00 A
26, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CONFERENCE 26. 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CONFERENCE collect
ROOM. 4TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315 COURT ROOM. 4TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315 COURT
STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA to gather information STREET. CLEARWATER, FLORIDA to gather information If you
and facts to use in formulating a staff recommendation to the and facts to use in formulating a staff recommendation to the tionin
Authority. Authority. no cost
(2) wot
Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be heard in Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be heard in CATIO
support of or objection to said application. Should individuals support of or objection to said application. Should individuals Office,
wish to respond by correspondence or review the application, wish to respond by correspondence or review the application, (727) 4
please contact the Water and Navigation Section of the please contact the Water and Navigation Section of the
Department of Environmental Management at 512 South Fort Department of Environmental Management at 512 South Fort
Harrison Avenue, Clearwater. Florida 33756 or call (727) 464- Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33756 or call (727) 464-
4761. 4761.

Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision 15002
made at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a verbatim made at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes- record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

IF YOUAREA PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS IF YOU AREA PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS
ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN LEG
THIS PROCEEDING YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO THIS PROCEEDING YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO stuns o
YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. ed, a P
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF and Nt
THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF HUMAN THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF HUMAN 2006 b
RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE, SUITE. RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE, SUITE. ASSE
500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062 500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062 COUR
(V/TDD). (V/TDD). siderat
Pasade
KEN BURKE. CLERK TO THE KEN BURKE, CLERK TO THE nance
PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATION PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATION Boca C
CONTROL AUTHORITY CONTROL AUTHORITY in Gul
By: Linda R. Reed, Deputy Clerk By: Linda R. Reed, Deputy Clerk

15004 Jun 16, 23, 2006 061605 15004 Jun 16, 23, 2006 t 061602


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN TH CCUIT OURT NOTICE TO CREDITORS
I CRU IT CORT, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
FLORIDA
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
Probate Department UCN#:
5 0 UCN#5522006CP001418XXESXX
522006CP003395XXESXX #: 06-141E
Ref: #06-3395ES3 IN ESTA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIE A. NADEAU,
DEBORAH L. WILKINS, Deceased.
DeceasedDeceased.
The admi raThe administration of the
The administration of
estate of MARIE A.
the estate of Deborah L.estate of MARIE A
Wilkins, deceased, whose dateNADAU, deceased, whose
of death was December 31, date of death was September
2005 File Num er 06- 17, 2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 002-14-
3395ES3, is pending in the 742rity Number is 002-14-
Circuit Court for Pinellas 7425, is pending in the Circuit
County, Florida, Probate Court for Pinellas County,
County, Florida, Probae Florida, Probate Division, the
division, the address of which address of which is 315 Court,
is 315 Court Street, 315 Court Stret, Clearwater, F L 33756.
Street, Clearwater, Florida Street, learwater, FL 33756
33756. The names and The names and addresses of
33756. The names and e personal representative and
addresses of the personal rep- the personal representativeand
resentative and the personal the personal representative's
representative's attorney are attorney are set forth below.
representative's attorney are All creditors of the dece-
set forth below. All creditors of the dece-
All creditors of the dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent and other persons clams or emands
hade cdnt and oler perons decedent's estate, on whom a
having claims -or demands
against decedent's estate, copy of this notice has been
against t decedent's estatdn- served, must file their claims
including unmatured contin- with this court WITHIN THE
.gul OT snli,,uLateItdi l-,iim shen
no uJ.i l im c.n LATER : OE : 3., MONTHS
-rom a cop, ,.1 ihi. ,,ce i,, R THE TIME OF,,TlE,
served, nlust file'their claims :'FIST R TE CATIONF OF
:.. FIRST PUBLICATION OF


with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
.il i-hel credi;l.:;i ..f the
de..deal isnd -lllel pF-, rns
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, Contin-
gent or unliquidated claims,
riust file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS 'SET
FORTH ,BO\E. ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED:
,The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is June 16,
2006.

Personal Representative
Molly w B.thbe,
3044 Kevlyn Court
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Attorney for
Personal Representative:'
James. L. Beers,
Attorney for
Personal Representative
29605 U.S. 19 North, Ste.:340
Clearwater, FL 33761
(727) 796-1923
Florida Bar No. 0178790
13060 Jun 16, 23,2006061613


THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAY:
AFTER THE DATE OF SER
VICE OF A COPY OF THI:
NOTICE ON THEM.
All.other creditors of th
decedent and other person
having claims or demand
against decedent's estate mus
file their claims with this could
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTEI
THE DATE OF THE FIRSI
PUBLICATION \OF THIEF
NOTICE,
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILE
WITHIN THE TIME PERI
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC
TION 733.702 OF THI
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SE'
FORTH. ABOVE, AN'
CLAIM FILED TWO (2
YEARS OR MORE AFTEI
THE DECEDENT'S DATI
OFDEATH IS BARRED
Th.-e diie ol the fil'.LI pu, h
cation of this notice is: June 16
2006.

Personal Representative
.Charlotte A. Porte
5579 146th Terrace N
Clearwater, FL 3376(

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for
Charlotte A. Porter
Florida Bar No. 351581
"SPN:, 01769503
Law Office's of
Joseph F.'Pippen, Jr. & Assoc.
10225 Ulmerton Rd., #11
Largo, Florida 33771
Telephone: (727) 586-3306
13105 Jun 16, 23, 2006 061612


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that EQUIFUNDING INC., the'
holders) of the following certificate has/have filed for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The cenii.cale ininhCe, year of
.issuance, property description, and the names in which the
p..,per, l ', c ed ile a,1 follh..e

Certificate number 07635 Year of issuance 2002

SSaid certificate embraces the following described property i
the County of Pinellas, State of Florida:

MICHIGAN HEIGHTS LOT 15 + 7.15FT OF LOT 16 +
7.14FT OF LOT 14

PARCEL: 27/30/16/57582/000/Q150

Name in which assessed: HEALD, ETHEL C

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the
property described in such certificate will be sold to the highest
bidder at the Court House door on the 19th day of July, 2006 at
11:00 A.M. A nonrefundable cash deposit of $200.00 will be
collected at the time of sale per F.S. 197.542(2).

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomoda-
tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within twe
(2) working days of the publication of this NOTICE OF APPLI-
CATION FOR TAX DEED please contact the Human Rights


Office, 400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Ste. 300, Clearwater, FL 33756
KEN BLRKE i Cleik .:1 lhe Circuit Court (727) 464-4062 (V/TDD).
Pin..ll'- C,:.unrv Courthouse
315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 KEN BURKI
Tel 72'--.i.. 12' Clerk of Circuit Cour
By: RiIONDA DITTY Pinellas County, Florid
Depul, CIlei. By: Kelsey Kendal
Jun 9. 16. 23 30. 2006 060923 15002 Jun 16. 23.30, Jul 7, 2006 061609


NOTICE OF PROCEEDING
BEFORE THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, I
SPECIAL HEARING MASTER MEET

1. CASE NO.: 05-06-1730
FILING DATE: May 31, 2006
VIOLATION DATE: May 11, 2006
RE: VIOLATION OF PINELLAS PARK CIT
SECTION(S): 12-109
PARCEL NO: 15/30/16/48771/000/1510; Lak
The Lot 151; 4551 Great Lakes Drive.S
TO: NAME OF RESPONDENTSS: Robert W.

2. CASE NO.: 04-06-1262
FILING DATE: May 31, 2006
VIOLATION DATE: April 3,2006
RE: VIOLATION OF PINELLAS PARK CIT
SECTION(S): 12-104
PARCEL NO: 28/30/16/68796/004/0040; Phra
R.A. Blk 4, Lot 4; 7060 52nd Street
TO: NAME OF RESPONDENTSS: George 1


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

:E IS HEREBY GIVEN, that SUNSET CAPITAL
der(s) of the following certificate has/have filed fo
0 be issued thereon. The certificate number, year o
e, property description, and the names in which th
y was assessed are as follows:


tificate number 00934


Year of issuance 2


Certificate embraces the following described pr
unty of Pinellas, State of Florida:

E MEADOWS RESIDENCES TRACT A

RCEL: 02/28/15/69555/000/0060

ne in which assessed: SUNCOAST EQUITIES

such certificate shall be redeemed according to la
y described in such certificate will be sold to the
at the Court House door on the 19th day of July,:
A.M. A nonrefundable cash deposit of $200.00 wi
ed at the time of sale per F.S. 197.542(2).

ire a person with a disability who needs any acco
order to participate in this proceeding, you are en
to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Wi
king days of the publication of this NOTICE OF
IN FOR TAX DEED please contact the Human R
400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Ste. 300, Clearwater, Fl
64-4062 (V/TDD).

KEN
Clerk of Circ
Pinellas County
By: Ani
Jun 16, 23, 30, Jul 7, 2006


LEGAL NOTICE


GAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to tl
f Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as
publicc Hearing will be held by the Pinellas Coun
Ivigation Control Authority on TUESDAY. AU(
beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the COUNTY COMM
MBLY ROOM. 5TH FLOOR. COURTHOU
:T STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA for
ion of and any amendments to the application
na Golf LLC, Don Gravette (DF1705-06) for the
dredge of 901 cubic yards of sediment from a bas
2iega Bay located at 5906 Skimmer Point Bouleva
'port more specifically described as follows:

SKIMMER POINT PHASE II LOT 34 (PARCEL


NUMBER: 32-31-16-82275-000-0340).

An Administrative Hearing will be held on MONDA'
FLORIDA 26. 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CONFE
'ING ROOM. 4TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315 i
STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA. to gather inf
and facts to use in.formulating a staff recommendation
Authority.
rY CODE
Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be
es Unit I, support'of or objection to said application. Should ini
. Brake wish to respond by correspondence or review the app
please contact the Water and Navigation Section
Department of Environmental Management at 512 Sc
Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33756 or call (7
4761.
Y CODE
Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any
aner's Sub, made at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a

HI Sager record of the proceedings is made, which record include
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be bas


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT the City of Pinellas
Park, a Florida municipal corporation, shall on Wednesday, June IF YOUAREA PERSON WITHA DISABILITY WHO
28, 2006, at 6:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible, hold a ANY ACCOMMODATION : \ ORLiER TO PARTICI
public hearing at City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue North, Pinellas THIS PROCEEDING YOU ARE E \TITLED ATNO C
Park, Florida, concerning the alleged violations) of the above YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIS
listed Section(s) by the above-named respondentss. If found in WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF. YOUR RECI
violation of the above-listed Section(s) the Special Hearing THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE )FFICE OF
Master has the power by law to levy administrative fines of up to RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT H RRlSO. A .4 L'E
$250 per day against you, or $500 per day for a repeat violation, 500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 4
for every day that any violation continues beyond the date set in (V/TDD).
the order of the Special Hearing Master for compliance. If you
desire further information about the hearing, you should immedi- KEN BURKE, CLERK TO THE
ately contact the Special Hearing Master Coordinator at (727) PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATI(
541-0700, extension 4216. Failure to appear at this hearing may CONTROL AUTHORITY
reull in the Specil Hciring kIlaie, pr.,e,-dIrg i ,ino,(t.abienc Bv' Linda R. Reed Deputy Clerk
.t..-...--i-. P tar t1 pi ..e.t de id. 10 ,.i-,l..l dec IiiI..." jIn ''n In 1 ,
nradetby-the'Specialt-H..: ii'- M 5l ie, ih riL peti' Ic- -t .n 1
considered at the aboe.-ced rieti iig lhe i til i-;ed iece-rdl ol
the proceedings for such purpose may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes LEG .L NOTICE
testimony and evidence which the appeal is to be based.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to t
In the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or sionsof Chapter 31182,Acts of 1955, Lawsol Flord a
may not adequately ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings; ed, a Public Hearing will be held bythe Pinella Cour
therefore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your own nd Nan .rig.,n C-iConi, At irih.i' o, TIUESDAY'. AL,
expense. 2 hegisn' at 9:30 .LNI. I e CiNT' CONMMl
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED.. An interpreter for the 201S egnLR 93ROOM 5 FLOOR. COU RT HOL
hearing impaired will be made available upon requests made at COURT STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA lo.
least 72 hours in advance. R C A A E D ,
1 0001 Jun 2.9. 16. 23. 2006 060215'- tderatt,'o, ot 1te appt,,tonn and an %re,-,dmenl- W.:. te.
.a. e Pt l t.t(iI rde(lt u",


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
E MARRIAGE
R IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 6th JUDICIAL CIR-
G CUIT, IN AND FOR PINEL-
r LAS COUNTY,
y FLORIDA
S Cj.e N,:. I..t. ".t'i FD
D D I.%I..I. 1' 1
E UCN:
522006DR006838XXFDFD

Joan Luis Carrillo,
Petitioner
and.
c:
r Shauna L. Carrillo
. Respondent.
0
TO: Shauna L. Carrillo
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 Joan Luis Carrillo, whose
address is 2100 NURSERY
Rd., Apt. A-4 Clearwater, FL
33764 on or before JULY 7,
2006, and file the original with
S the clerk of this Court at 315
COURT STREET, CLEAR-
WATER FL 33756, before ser-
vice on'Petitioner or immedi-
ately 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 doch-
.ments 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
n 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 docu-
ments and 'information.,
.Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or strikirig of pleadings.
t Dated: JUNE 6, 2006.
o
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
315 COURT ST.
CLEARWATER, FL 33756
E By: RHONDA DITTY
rt Deputy Clerk


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NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SI\TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 06-5308-FD
UCN:
522006DR005308XXFDFD

Rosa Ely Montor Mayo,
Petitioner


David Fusaro


TO: David F
'4700 Hi
Pkwy #
Dallas,'


hi..n or Nick ToIh IDF I ..17l; t 1 dredge h61UI. b.utibl
material from the waters of the Anclote River at 10:
Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs, more specifically des
follows:

BLK 53 THAT PRrT OF LOT 3 DESC AS CO
AT INT OF C/L PARCEL I
.- I m/l;/i:5/l8932u i5,/I)f0I

.n Jdm-n.l i.l ,e Hearing il lhe lield :n 5MONDF
26. 2006 -it 2:00 P.M In ime CLERK'S CONFE
ROOM. 4TH FLOOR COURTHOUSE. I C
STREET. CLFAR .XTER. FLORID I:, gaine mni
and fat i-. I) .ie in f:.rmulillig a tlrt rtei.:-:mmrendai.
Authority.


.Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be
support of or objlecion to said application. Should ind
Respondent. : sh I" repond h:, '. :: iepondence or renie ther app
please cOniltct ihe a.ater and Navigation Section
Fusaro' Dep:artment of Enironmnerl A Management at 512 So
horizon North H.,iii:an Anenue. Cleairter. FlhdJ.a 33756 or call (7
Por o N' l


TX 75287


.Per.
dleq


YOU ARE NOTIFIED m'a
that an action has ben filed, record
against you and that you are. timony
required to serve a copy of
your written defenses,' if any, to IF I
it on Rosa E. Montor, whose'ANY A
address is 590 Circle Dr. W., THIS I
Largo, FL 33770 on or before YOU,
JULY 7, 2006, and file the WITHI
original with the clerk of this THIS
Court at 315 COURT RIGH'
STREET, CLEARWATER FL 500,
33756, before service on (V/TDI
Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered
against you for the iJlel
demanded in the petition. '
Copies of all court docu-
ments 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 'AL-D/
Supreme Court Approved AL-D/
Family Law Form 12.915.) Succee
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address vs.
on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, LUTH
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu- N(
ments and information. RESE'
Failure to comply can result in Pinella
sanctions, including dismissal Pinella
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: JUNE 2, 2006. 196
00(
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT at
315 COURTST. Judicia
CLEARWATER, FL 33756 Florida
By: RHONDA DITTY
Deputy Clerk


DM60917 Jun 9, 16, DM060916 Jun 9, 16,
23,30.2006060917 23,30,2006 060916


10585


sons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any
at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a
of the proceedings is made, which record include
and evidence upon which the appeal is to be bas

YOUAREA PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIR
'ROCEEDING, YOUARE ENTITLED, AT NO C
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSIST
N TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECI
NOTICE, PLEASE COAT.AC THE OFFICE OF
S, 400 SOUTH FORT H RRISON AVENUE,
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 4
9).

KEN BURKE, CLERK TO THE
INELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATE
CONTROL AUTHORITY
By: Lnd., R Reed, Depul) Clerk
Jun 16. 23, 2006


NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE COLINT% COURT FOR,
PINELLAS COUNT'. FLORIDA
CIVIL DI VISION
UCN: 522005CC009128XXCOCOI
REF#: 05-9128-CO-54

A-KY PARTNERSHIP d/b/a
A-KY MOBILE HOME PARK,
:ded by D.R. Horton, Inc.
Plaintiff,


ER W. BENGE
Defendant

OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the
TTING SALE entered in this cause, in the County
s County, Florida, I will sell the mobile home si
s County, Florida, and described as follows:

i6 SUNH HOUSE TRAILER mobile home, Ti
12219390 VIN# 48CK121876


public sale,' to the highest and best bidder, for cas
al Building, 545 First Avenue North, St. Pe
a 33701, at 11:00 A.M., on July 25, 2006.
KEN]
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Pinellas
By.: ANNE THE
Depu
Jun 16, 23, 2006


ORDER
Court of
tuated in ,


title # ''i f "



sh, at the
tersburg,

BURKE,"
s County \
RIAULT
ty Clerk : ;
061622 :


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NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
SLLC. MARRIAGE
or a tax IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
of OF THE 6th JUDICIAL CIR-
he CUIT, IN AND FOR PINEL-
LAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
2001
Case No.: 06-001964 FD
operty in Division: 17
SUCN:
522006DR001964XXFDFD

DIANNE E. REMYS.
Petitioner
and

DIONIZAS REMYS,
aw. the Respondent.
highest
2006 at TO: DIONIZAS REMYS
ill be L. VAINEIKIO 5-2
LT-5720
PALANGA,
moda- LITHUANIA
titled, at
ithintwo YOU ARE NOTIFIED
APPLI- that an action for Dissolution
ights of Marriage, including claims
L 33756. for dissolution of marriage,
payment of debts, division of
real and personal property, and
BURKE for payments of support, has
uit Court been filed against you. You are
, Florida required to serve a copy of
ta Greco your written defenses, if any. to
061607 this action on TERESA SCAV-
INO FITZPATRICK. ESQ., of
Fitzpatrick & Fitzpatrick,
Petitioner's attorney, whose
address is 6560 9th Avenue
North Suite B, St. Petersburg,
he provi- Florida 33710, either before
samend- service on Petitioner's attorney
ty Water or immediately thereafter; oth-
GUST 1. erwise a default will be entered
[ISSION against you for the .relief
SE, 315 demanded in the petition.
the con- WARNING: Rule 12.285,
of CFC Florida Family Law Rules of
mainte- Procedure, requires certain
sin off of automatic disclosure of docu-
rd South ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
ID striking of pleadings.
DATED this JUNE 1,
2006.
,. IUNE KEN BURKE
RENCE CLERK OF THE
COURT CIRCUIT COURT
formation 315 COURT ST.
on to the CLEARWATER, FL 33756
By: RHONDA DITTY
Deputy Clerk
heard in
dividuals 13040 Jun 9, 16, 23, 30,2006
plication, 060919
i of the
south Fort
7) 464-Fort NOTICE TO CREDITORS
S IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
decision FLORIDA
verbatcs PROBATE DIVISION
verbatim
UCN:
s the tes- 522004CP004664XXESXX
S File No. 04-4664-ES-004
SN IN RE: ESTATE OF:
PATE IN ROBERT W. GROVE, SR.,
STTO Deceased..
OSTAC T The administration of
EITAN the estate of ROBERT W.
HUMANIPT OF GROVE,SR., deceased, whose
SUITE date of death was April 27,
64-4062 2004; is pending in the Circuit
Court f-?r Pinellij County,
Florida Pi...t. le D .i...:.n, File
Number' :04-4664-ES, the
address of which is: 315 Court
SION Si. Clearwater, Florida
33756. Tr.e names and
ItI'.tI-I addresses ;ofi.the personal.'rep-
*I ..r* r ;, .: j id (T );, f:, prt or,-,i
S representative's attorney are
set forth below.
N II ..eJ .la., ..f' inc dej e-
dent ajid i.lh'.r .e ,orn. j' ing
claims or demands against
he provi- decedcnit' eiale. iIn'liding
5 amend. hiimna1iuied. coniOL-ni :,e of
tty Water aniiquidared claims, and who
G L T I, have been served a copy of this
ISSION :notice, mu.' file their claims
iSF. 'I with th.; ..).il aITHIN THE
Ihe con. LATER OF THREE (3)
a.ppl.. MI)ONTHS AFTER THE DATE
as.j .31 OFF THE FIRST PUBLIC.
57 North TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
cribed as THIRTY i'r0i DV\YS AFTER
THE DATE OF SER\ ICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
M ON THEM.
D: All other creditors of the
decedent and other, persons
who haWe claim' ":r demands
V. IUNE against the decedent ( estate,
RENCE including unmatured, contin-
COlURT gent or unliquidated claims,
L.,'nmlon must:;le lhel i:|jm' ,i h ihi
,n 1 IIe e court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
heard in TION OF THIS NOTICE
dividuals ALL CL iL MMS NOT St)
plication, FILED WILL BE FORE\ ER
of the 'BARRED.
south Fort NOT WITHSTANDING G
27)464- THE TiME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE,~ ;ANY
CLAIM FILED, TWO (2)
decision YEARS OR MORE AFTER
verbatim THE DECEDENT'S DATE
s the tes-. OF DE TH IS BARRED
Ted. THE DATE OF FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
9 NEEDS NOTICE IS JUNE 16, 2006.
PATE IN
:OST TO ALAN. M. GROSS,
STANCE. Personal Representative
IPT OF One Progres Progress Plaza
HUMAN Suite 1210
SUITE. St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
164-4062
ALAN M.' GROSS, ESQUIRE
Powell, Carney, Gross, Mailer,
& Ramsay, PA.
ON One Progress Plaza,
Suite 1210
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4335
061601 Ph: 727-898-9011 .
Fax: 727 898-9014.
Fla Bar.#510602; .
SPN:#815601 .
.Attorneys for .
Personal Representative.
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Pinellas News Friday, June 23, 2006 Page 5


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 6TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT. IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 06007070FD-009
UCN: 522006DR007XXFDFD

Danielle Golden Orr.
Petitioner
and

Herschell Junaye Orr.
Respondent.

TO: Herschell Junaye Orr
UNKNOWN ADDRESS

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 Danielle Golden Orr,
whose address is 4089 76th
Ave. N. Apt. #: G Pinellas
Park, FL 33781 on or before
JULY 14. 2006, and file the
original with the clerk of this
Court at 315 COURT
STREET, CLEARWATER, FL
33756, 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 docu-
ments 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 docu-
ments and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: JUNE 13, 2006.

KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
315 COURT ST.
CLEARWATER, FL 33756
By: RHONDA DITTY
Deputy Clerk


NOTICE O
DISSOI
MA
IN THE CI
OF THE SI
CIRCUIT,
PINELL,
FL
Case No.: 06

522006DR0

Awni Bakir,

and

Debra Bakir,


TO: Debra B
Address

YOU A
that an action
against you
required to
your written (
it on Awn
address is
Oldsmar, FI
before JULY
the original
this Court at
Clearwater F
service on t
immediately
fail to do so,
entered again
relief demand
Copies o
ments in this
orders, are
Clerk of the
office. You
documents up
You mus
of the Circu
notified of
address. (Yo
of Current
Supreme C
Family Law
Future paper
will be maile
on record at t
WARNING
Florida Fami
Procedure,
automatic dis
ments and
Failure to cor
sanctions, inc
or striking of
Dated thi
2006.



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CLEAR
By: R


F ACTION FOR NOTICE TO CREDITORS
LUTION OF IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
RRIAGE FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
RCUIT COURT FLORIDA
XTH JUDICIAL' PROBATE DIVISION
IN AND FOR REF: 06-4109-ES-03
AS COUNTY, UCN:
-ORIDA 522006CP004109XXESXX
6-007168FD-023 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
UCN: DELLA M. MERRELL a/k/a
107168XXFDFD DELLA MARIE MERRELL,
Deceased.
The administration of the
Petitioner Estate of DELLA M. MER-
RELL, a/k/a DELLA MARIE
MERRELL, deceased, whose
date of death was May 16.
Respondent. 2006, and whose Social
Security Number is: ***-'*--
3akir 2917, is pending in the Circuit
Unknown Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
kRE NOTIFIED address of which is 315 Court
n has been filed Street, Clearwater, Florida
and that you are 33756. The names and
serve a copy of addresses of the personal rep-
lefenses, if any, to resentative and the personal
i Bakir, whose representative's attorney are
1913 Saginaw, set forth below.
L 34677, on or All creditors of the dece-
14, 2006, and file dent and other persons having
with the Clerk of claims or demands against
315 Court Street, decedent's estate, including
FL 33756, before unmatured, contingent or
he Petitioner or unliquidated claims, on whom
thereafter. If you a copy of this notice is served
a default may be must file their claims with this
nst you for the court WITHIN THE LATER
led in the petition. OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
f all court docu- DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
s case, including LOCATION OF THIS NOTICE
available at the OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE

SCircuit Court's DATE OF SERVICE OF A
may review these COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
ion request. THEM.
t keep the Clerk All other creditors of the
it Court's office decedent and other persons
your current having claims or demands
u may file Notice against decedent's estate,
Address, Florida including unmatured, contin-
'ourt Approved gent or, unliquidated claims,
Form 12.915.) must file their claims with this
s in this lawsuit court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
:d to the address AFTER THE DATE OF THE
he clerk's office. FIRST PUBLICATION OF
4G: Rule 12.285, THIS NOTICE.
ly Law Rules of ALL CLAIMS NOT
requires certain FILED WITHIN THE TIME
closure of docu- PERIODS' SET FORTH IN
S information.- SECTION 733.702 OF THE
mply can result in FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
eluding dismissal WILL BE FOREVER
pleadings. BARRED.
s 12 day of JUNE NOTHWITHSTAND-
ING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
KEN BURKE CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
CLERK OF THE YEARS OR MORE AFTER
CIRCUITT COURT THE DECEDENT'S DATE
315 COURT ST. OF DEATH IS BARRED.
VATER, FL 33756 The date of first publica-
RHONDA DITTY tion of this Notice is June 23,
As Deputy Clerk 2006.


DM061620 Jun 16,23, 30, DM061619 Jun 16, 23, 30,
Jul 7,2006 061620 Jul7,2006 061619


Personal Representative:
DARCY M. HOGUE
1812 Oak Drive North
Rockledge, FL 32955
321-639-4398


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 06-3832-ES3
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY L. SPITZNAGEL,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of BETTY L. SBITZ-
NAGEL, deceased, whose date
of death was September 26,
2005, and whose Social
Security Number is 266-44-
9105, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, FL 33756.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decc-
dent 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 TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE 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
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this notice is: June 23,
2006.

Personal Representative:
MICHAEL ALCORN, a/k/a
John Michael Alcorn
c/o John R. Frazier, Esquire
Law Offices of
Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. &
Associates
10225 Ulmerton Road,
Bldg. 11
Largo, Florida 33771-3538

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
JOHN R. FRAZIER,


NOTICE TO CREDITORS INTHE CIRCUIT COURT ESQUIRE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FORPINELLAS COUNTY, Attorney for Florida Bar No. 461385
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA Personal Representative: SPN: 02252601
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION KENNETH A. SUNNE, Esq. Law Offices of
PROBATE DIVISION FILE NUMBER Sunne & Locke, P.A. Joseph F Pippen, Jr. & Assoc.
UCN: 06-3995-ES 4 1151 N.E. Cleveland Street 10225 Ulmerton Rd., #11
522006CP004120XXESXX Uniform Case Number: Clearwater, Florida 33755 Largo, Florida 33771
REF: 06-4120ES3 f522006CP003995XXESXX 727-461-3100 Telephone: (727) 586-3306
IN RE: ESTATE OF 522006CSPN 00002942/FBN 079400 13105 Jun 23, 30, 2006062314
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FORREST E. RAYMOND MARTIN 13570 Jun 23, 30. 2006 062301
FITZRANDOLPH, III RAFTND MA
Deceased. KA NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The administration of the Deceased. CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
The administration!of ids
estate of FORREST 'E: .. T admntration f Sealed hid will be recgijed blitle'Purichisinhga.id'Materials
FITZRvNDtOiPh. ':. 111; 1 'e."ae- ManaenhtDictOr"City'o.'St..i..l '61h, MIffi ip rvicel'
dee.,ed, he J.,e of death MARTIN KRAFT, deceased, Center, 5th Floor, One 4th Street North, St. Petersbur,'tFiorida,
was July 20, 2005; File whose date of death wasApril 33701 for: 929-61 Three-Year Contract for Motor Repair and
N u m b e r ; File Number 06- Rewinding, Bid No. 6293A, pre-bid conference to be held at 9:00
522006CP004120XXESX X is 995-ES 4, is pending in the a.m. ET, Monday, June 26, 2006, at location referenced above,
pending in the Circuit Court iritforPINELLASCounty bid opening at 3:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, July 13, 2006. This bid
for Pinellas County, Florid Florida, Probate Division, the and all addenda may be downloaded by accessing the City's web-
Probate Division, the address address "of whichis 315 or site at www.stpete.org/purchase/solbidn.htm. The City of St.
of which is 315 Court Street, reet, Clearwater, Florda Petersburg, Florida reserves the right to accept or reject any and
Clearwater, FL 33756 The 3756. The names an all bids. The City reserves the right to waive technicalities on
names and addresses of the addresses of the personal rep- bids. The decision as to what constitutes a technicality shall rest
PersonalRepesentativean resenatve and the personal solely with Louis Moore, CPPO, Director of Purchasing and
the Personal Representative's representative's attorney are Materials Management. I
attorney are set forth below, set forth below. 18313 ,Jun 23, 2006 062306
All cre s of he All creditors of the dece-
All creditors of the dece- ,
dent d ter persons havg dent and other persons having PUBLIC NOTICE
dent and other persons having Is or demands against
So d claims or demands against
claims or demands against d t, including
dadecedent's estate, on whom a including The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office announces the sale of the
decedunmatured content or
copy of this notice has been unatred contingent or following types of miscellaneous found, abandoned, unclaimed
served, must file their claims unliquidated claims, on whom or surplus personal property:
served, must file their claims pe
with this-court WITHIN THE a copy of this notice is served
ATER OF 3 MONTH must file their claims with this bicycles, tools, home furnishings, jewelry, clothing, cell phones,
AFTER THE DATE OF THE C THREE MONTHS AFTER computer equipment, cd players/disks, sports equipment, etc.
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
FIRST PUBLICATION OFPTHE DATE'OF THE FIRST
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYSTHE DATE O THE FIRST These items will be offered for public sale to the highest bidder
AFTER THE TIME OF.SER- PUBLICATION OF THIS by Property Bureau, Inc., via the internet at the web site
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY PAYS www.propertyroom.com. The sale will commence on the 17th
NOTICE ON THEM AFTER THE DATE OF SER- of July, 2006 and conclude as indicated at
All other creditors of the TICE ON THEM www.propertyroom.com.
decedent and other persons. NO IC ON TH.M.
haviecdnt and otr demands All other creditors of the All property is sold subject to any and all liens that may exist on
against dcedent's estate must decedent and persons having such property and subject to the terms and conditions set forth at
file their claims withthis court claims or demands against the www.propertyroom.com: The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER. decedent's estate including makes no guarantee or warranty, express or implied, as to the
THE DATE OF THE FIRST unmatured, contingent or nature, quality or condition of the goods offered for sale
PUBLICATION OF THIS unliquidated claims, must file pursuant to this public notice<.
NOTICE their claims with the court 15005 Jun 23, 30, 2006 062308
ALL CLAIMS NOT'SO WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FILED WILL BE FOREVER AFTER THE DATE OF THE LEGAL NOTICE
BARRED FIRST PUBLICATION OF
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS NOTICE. LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the provi-
THE TIME PERIOD SET ALL CLAIMS, sions of Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as amend-
FORTH ABOVE, ANY DEMANDS AND OBJEC- ed, a Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County Water
CLAIM FILED TO (2) TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL and Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY. AUGUST 1,
YEARS OR MORE AFTER BE FOREVER BARRED. 2006 beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the COUNTY COMMISSION
THE DECEDENT'S DATE NOTWITHSTANDING ASSEMBLY-ROOM. 5TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315
OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE TIME PERIODS SET COURT STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA for the con-
The date of the first publi- FORTH ABOVE, ANY sideration of and any amendments to the application of the City
cation of this notice is: June 16, CLAIM FILED TWO (2) ofSt. Petersburg (DF1709-06) for the maintenance dredge of 556
2006. YEARS' OR MORE AFTER cubic yards of material from the northern canal of Butterfly Lake
THE DECEDENT'S DATE in the Shore Acres area of St, Petersburg. The parcels abutting
CHERYL FITZRANDOLPH OF DEATH IS BARRED. the dredge area are more specifically described as follows:
S Personal Repres e The date of the first pub-
1419 York Street South licationof this Notice is June SHORE ACRES BUTTERFLY LAKE REPLAT
.... -P 16,2006. INIT 4 RIK 7 LOTST II THRIt I5 AND LOTS 19


Gulrport, FrL 33707

William Rambaum
Attorney for
Personal Representative
FBN 0297682
SPN 00220429
William Rambaum & ,
Assoc., P.A.
28960 U.S. Highway 19 N.,)
Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33761
Telephone: (727)781-5357
Facsimile: (727) 781-1387
1.1720 Jun 16,23,2006061624


Attorney and
Personal Representative:
Carl A. Schuh, P.A.
1700 66th Street North #405
PO Box 40867
St. Petersburg, FL 33743
(727) 384-4131
Bar # 363154
SPN: 274213
10065 Jun 16,23,2006 061615


NOTICE OF SALE
Sale of the following list of Tenants' Personal property
stored at TYRONE MINI STORAGE, 7750, 38th Avenue N. St.
Petersburg, FL 33710 will be held at the above stated address at
on July 11, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. to satisfy self-service storage
owners' lien.
This is a private sale through bids from COMMERCIAL
DEALERS currently registered with the Facility Manager.


TENANTS NAME


UNIT# DESCRIPTION OF


JOHN STONE A-23-K13
PATRICK HOEKSTAA B-4
DENISE M. BERNARD E-14
TOM WORKINGER F-18
MICHAEL BROWN K-59
BRANDY CARTER L-3
AMY PIETRA FITTA M-49
MARCUS CHIROPRATIC 0-4
YESIS NIEVES 0-40
10940n unn 23 30 2006


PROPERTY
Household Goods
Household Goods
Household Goods
Household Goods
Household Goods
Household Goods
Household Goods
Household Goods
Household Goods
062307


THRU 23 (PARCEL ID NUMBERS: 04-31-17-
81378-007-0110 .THRU 0150 AND 04-31-17-
81378-007-0190 THRU 0230).


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT AS REQUIRED BY THE
CONSULTANTS' COMPETITIVE NEGOTIATIONS ACT,
CHAPTER 287.055, FLORIDA STATUTES

The Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas County is
seeking a qualified consultant to provide professional engineering
and geotechnical services related to the performance of Limerock
Bearing Ratio Tests per Florida Method of Test FM5-515. 'Pickup
and sampling of materials will be in accordance with FM I-T(X)2.
FM 5-504, and FM 5-542. It is the County's intent to enter into a
three-year ongoing agreement for these services with the selected
firm. Firms must have a properly equipped and staffed laboratory
for consideration. The County estimates that three hundred of
these tests will be required per year.

All parties interested in providing these services should submit
seven (7) copies of a Statement of Qualifications, in a sealed
envelope, to:

PINELLAS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
C/O: SELECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
SECRETARY
4th Floor, Financial Services
440 Court Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756

Deadline for submittals .is 4:00 p.m., July 12, 2006.
Submittals should be titled as:

PINELLAS COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS
LIMEROCK BEARING RATIO GEOTECHNICAL
TESTING SERVICES

Submittals should include the following information in the order
shown:

I. Letter of Interest (two page limit).
2. Project specific Statement of Qualifications
Form (SF) 330. This form shall include data on
proposed personnel and projects of a similar nature
completed by the applicant and any proposed sub-
consultants.
3. References (minimum of three) for the proposed
Project Manager with names and telephone numbers of
contact persons for completed projects of a similar
nature.
4. Current projected workload of the firm for the offices)
performing the work; i.e., manpower and resources
available to project work. This should be presented in
a clear, concise, and understandable format.
5. Proof of the firm's certification as Minority Business
Enterprise (MBE) as provided by the Florida Small
and Minority Business Assistance Act of 1985, if
applicable.

Evaluation of each submittal .will be based upon the following
criteria:

1. Capability/adequacy of firm's proposed staff or sub-
consultants to be assigned to the project.
2. Firm's recent relevant experience on projects
comparable to the County's project.
3. Evaluation of the firm's past County performance or
performance with other agencies based on references
from firm's clients.
4. Firm's size, capability and business ability relative to
the County's project.
5. Location and ability to handle project workload.
6. Minority Business Enterprise Certification.

Firms must submit a SF 330 and include a copy of the firm's
State of Florida. Board of Professional Engineers Certificate of
Authorization. Be advised, the County also requires Professional
Liability Insurance, in addition to other business insurance
coverage.

For questions regarding the submittal process, please contact
Barbara Kuhl, C.P.M., Director, Financial Services and Contracts,
at (727) 464-3182.

Interested parties are advised that lobbying of Evaluation
Committee members, Pinellas County Government employees, or
elected officials regarding Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests
for Qualification (RFQ), Bids or Contracts is strictly prohibited
from the point of advertisement until a final award is made or
protest is resolved.

Kenneth T. Welch, Chairman
Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners

Jan R. Herbst, P.E., Director
"''' P i ,l l ,ri.i -.. .. -.i, F',,r,-li: 6..., E'h pi .i i ..;I
*150I 3 '' .".'. .' 2 .'.,'r. iV .]. ,u

NOTICE OF SALE
THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES) WILL BE AUC-
TIONED FOR UNPAID TOWING AND STORAGE
CHARGES ONLY: F.S.713.78


BUICK
FORD
CHEVY
FORD
FORD
CHEVY
TOYO


4DR WHT 1G4NV54N3MM233620
4DR WHT IFABP22X3GK131096
2DR BLK 1Z37U8B414507
2DR BLUE IFAPP6247PH127827
VAN MAR IFDDE14N3GHC26331
4DR BGE 1G1JC5248V7167223
CONV WHT JT5ST87K4M0042657


ON JUNE 21ST, 2006 AT 8:00 AT
1920 S. BELCHER RD., LARGO, FL 33771
18195 1Jun 23.2006' 062321


INVITATION TO BID Purchasing D
727/464-3311.
TO: ALL INTERESTED BIDDERS/PROPOSERS AND Pinellas Coun
FIRMS www.pinellasc
specified time
Sealed bids/proposals will be received by the Board of County s
Commissioners, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Florida in the KENNETH T.
office of the Director of Purchasing, County Annex Office Board ofCoun
'Building, 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor, Clearwater,
Florida, and will be opened and read aloud for the following: 15000

TOWELS PAPER MISCELLANEOUS NO
056-0738-B (GM)
BID SUBMITTAL IS DUE: JULY 20, 2006 @ 3:00 P.M.
TO: ALL INT
"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REA- FIRMS
SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING/EVENT. SHOULD CALL 727/464- PURCHASE
4062 (VOICE/TDD) FAX 727/464-4157. NOT LATER THAN
SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING" PINELLAS Ct
AWARD OF A
Further information may be. obtained by contacting the FOR THE PU
Pinellas County Purchasing Department, at the above address or UCTS
telephone 727/464-3311. Bid information may be obtained by
visiting the Pinellas County Purchasing Department web site PRODUCTS:
www.pinellascounly,or/purchase. Any bids received after the
specified time and date will not be considered. ANVIL 10 + I


KENNETH T. WELCH, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners

15000 June 23. 2006


JOSEPH LAURO,
CPPO/CPPB
Director of Purchasing
062318


INVITATION TO BID

TO: ALL INTERESTED BIDDERS AND FIRMS


CLARKE MO

FOLLOWING
BIOSCIENCE
THE SOLE FI
CONTROL PI


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY. FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 06-3914-ES3
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BERNARD J. GREENBLOTT,
Deceased.

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMAND!
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Si
Administration has been entered in the estate of Be
Greenblott, deceased, File Number 06-3914-ES3, by thi
Court for Pinellas County, Florida, Probate Division, the
of which is Clearwater Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Cle
FL 33756; that the decedent's date of death was Nover
2005; that the total value of the estate is approximately
$65,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to
has been assigned by such order are:


Name


Jack Greenblott, and
Ira G.Greenblott, as
Co-Trustees of the
Bernard J. Greenblott
Revocable Trust dated
February 9. 2003, as
amended


Address


9702 NW 46 Manor
Coral Springs, Florida

and

27 Prince Lane
Las Vegas, Nevada 89110


ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED T
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and person
claims or demands against the estate of the decedent ot
those for whom provision for full payment was made in tl
of Summary Administration must file their claims with tl
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SI
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILE
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI
TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEA
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DE
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
2006.

Persons Giving
Jack S. Gi
9702 NW 4
Coral Springs, Florid

Ira G Gi
27 Prin
Las Vegas, Nevad

Attorney for
Person Giving Notice:
Rose M. La Femina, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 822930
Buchanan Ingersoll'PC
,One Turnberry Place
19495 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 606
Aventura, Florida 33180
Telephone: (305) 933-5600
40480 Jun 23, 30. 2006

INVITATION TO BID

TO: ALL BUILDING CONTRACTORS

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of
Commissioners, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Florida
office of the Director of Purchasing, County Annex
Building, 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor, Cle
Florida, until AUGUST 3. 2006 @ 3:00 P.M. and will
there be opened and read aloud for the following:

Services, Labor, Materials and Equipment required
Construction of:
ANNEX BUILDING WATERPROOFING
PID 1293
S056-0777-C (RC)

PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

The engineering estimate for this project is $761,91

THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY PRE-BID Ct
ENCE HELD ON IULY 18. 2006 AT 9:00 A.M. IN I
WORKS OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING, CONS
Til'N ir i li ff N Ct INFERENCE "f:'-,, I i '5 1ri
),:0,r<'T STREET, CLLE R'AA.iTR, FL',)C'l,, ',

All bids for construction in excess of S100,000.00 wil
sidered only from bidders who have pre-qualified BUII
type construction with this office prior to submitting bi
those bids from bidders who are pre-qualified with
County in the amount that equals or exceeds their bid pri
opening of bids will be considered.

Specifications and plans are available by contact
.Engineering Department, at (727) 464-3251. Any bids
after the specified time and date will not be considered.

"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REOUIRIN(
SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPA
THIS. PROCEEDING/EVENT. SHOULD CALL 7
4062 (VOICl/TDD) FAX 727/464-4157. NOT LATER
SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING"

Further information may be obtained by contact


department, at the above address or te
SBid information may be obtained by vis
ty Purchasing Department web site
county.org/purchase. Any bids received a
and date will not be considered.


WELCH, Chairman
ity Commissioners

ine 23 2006n


JOE L
CPPI
Director of Pur


TICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE
BID NUMBER 056-0782-SS (MW)

'ERESTED BIDDERS/PROPOSERS AI


OF Mosquito Control Products

COUNTY INTENDS TO RECOMMEND T
SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE AGREE
RCHASE OF MOSQUITO CONTROL




0 ULV MANUFACTURED AND SOLD I
SQUITO CONTROL PRODUCTS

G 4 ITEMS MANUFACTURED BY VALE
S CORPORATION AND DISTRIBUTED
LORIDA DISTRIBUTOR CLARKE MOS(
PRODUCTS:


1. VECTOBACK CG
2. VECTOBAC 12AS
3. VECTOLEX CG
4. VECTOLEX WSP


Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County
An Administrative Hearing will be held on MONDAY. JUNE Commissioners, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Florida in the CONTRACTORS WHO BELIEVE THEY CAN MEET
26. 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CONFERENCE office of the Director of Purchasing, County Annex Office EXCEED THE ABOVE STATED REQUIREMENT MU
ROOM. 4TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315 COURT Building, 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor, Clearwater, PROVIDE CONVINCING TECHNICAL DATA SUFFIC
STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA. to gather information Florida, and will be opened and read aloud for the following: TO SUPPORT THEIR POSITION. THE PINELLAS CC
and facts to use in formulating a staff recommendation to the PURCHASING DEPARTMENT MUST RECEIVE REPI
Authority. SERVICES FURNISH & INSTALL F&G WINGS TO THIS NOTICE NOT LATER THAN CLOSE OF BU
FIRE ALARM UPGRADE (RE-BID) NESS ON JULY 3,2006.5:00 P.M. AFTER THIS DAT
Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be heard in AWARD WILL BE MADE. RESPONSES TO THIS NC
support of or objection to said application. Should individuals Bid Number: 056-0625-B (RC) WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE WHETHER BONA
wish to respond by correspondence or review the annlication. COMPETITION EXISTS.


please contact the Water and Navigation Section of the
Department of Environmental Management at 512 South Fort
Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33756 or call (727) 464-
4761.

Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision
made at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

IF YOU.AREA PERSON WITH 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.
WITHIN TWO (2). WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF HUMAN
RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE, SUITE.
500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA J3756, (727) 464-4062
(V/TDD).

KEN BURKE, CLERK TO THE
PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATION
CONTROL AUTHORITY
By: Linda R. Reed, Deputy Clerk
15004 Jun 16.23. 2006 061606


BID SUBMITTAL IS DUE: AUGUST 2 2006 @ 300 PM
SEND WRITTEN RESPONSES TO THE PINELLAS CI
THERE WILL BE A NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID TY PURCHASING DEPARTMENT 400 SOUTH FORT
CONFERENCE ON IULY 13. 2006 @ 10:00:00 A.M. IN RISON AVENUE 6TH FLOOR ANNEX BLDG CLEA
THE FACILITY MANAGEMENT DETENTION CONFER- TER.FL 33756 ATTENTION: MIKE WILSON, PROC
ENCE ROOM. 14400 49TH STREET NORTH. CLEARWA- MENT ANALYST. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION C
TER. FLORIDA. 727-464-3154 OR FAX 727-464-3925.

"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REA- "PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REAS
SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN ABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THI.
THIS PROCEEDING/EVENT, SHOULD CALL 727/464- CEEDING/EVENT, SHOULD CALL 727/464-4062
4062 (VOICE/TDD) FAX 727/464-4157, NOT LATER THAN (VOICE/TDD) FAX 727/464-4157, NOT LATER THAN
SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING." SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING"

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Further information may be obtained by contacting the Pi
Pinellas County Purchasing Department, at the above address or County Purchasing Department, at the above address or te
telephone 727/464-3311. Bid information may be obtained by phone 727/464-3311. Bid information may be obtained b
visiting the Pinellas County Purchasing Department web site ing the Pinellas County Purchasing Department web site
www pinellascounty oro/purchase Any bids received after the www pinellascounty org/purchase Any bids received after
specified time and date will not be considered. specified time and date will not be considered.


KENNETH T. WELCH, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners


15(000


June 23, 2006


JOSEPH LAURO, KENNETH T. WELCH; Chairman
CPPO/CPPB Board of County Commissioners
Director of Purchasing
062320 15000 Jun 23, 2006


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 06-3831-ES-3
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THERESE C. LECLERC.
Deceased.
The administration of the
S estate of THERESE C.
LECLERC. deceased, whose
summary date of death was March 6.
mard J. 2006, and whose Social
SCircuit Security Number is 378-52-
address 5549, is pending in the Circuit
earwater, Court for Pinellas County,
nber 20, Florida, Probate Division, the
ly under address of which is 315 Court
whom is Street, Clearwater, FL 33756.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent 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
HAT: AFTER THE TIME OF THE
shaving FIRST PUBLICATION OF
her than THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
he Order AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
his court VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
ACTION NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
D WILL decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
CABLE against decedent's estate must
ARS OR file their claims with this court
ATH IS WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
June 23, PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
gNotice: WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
reenbloit ODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
6 Manor TION 733.702 OF THE
la 33026 FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
reenblott BARRED.
ice Lane NOTWITHSTANDING
a 89110 THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publi-
cation of this notice is: June 23,
2006.

Personal Representative:
062315 BERNARD G LECLERC
16226 Rainbow Lake
Houston, Texas 77095

Attorney for
Personal Representative:
County JOHN R. FRAZIER,
ain the ESQUIRE
x Office Florida Bar No. 0461385
earwater, SPN: 02252601
then and Law Offices of
Joseph F. Pippen, Jr. & Assoc.
10225 Ulmerton Rd., #11
for Largo, Florida 33771
Telephone: (727) 586-3306
13105 Jun 23.30, 2006 062313

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA; PROBATE
9.40 DIVISION
UCN:
ONFER-. 522006CP002841XXESXX
PUBLIC File No. 06-2841-ES
STRUC- Division 004
II -1, ifi E F-ET-TEOF
FlURENCE -. S ,I_.lNO
'- -'- be,c Jc.ed ,
I be con- The administration of
LDING the estate of-Florence S.
d. Only Swanson, deceased, whose
Pinellas date of death was April 13,
or to the 2006, and whose Social
Security Number is 323-10-
0061; Reference Number 06-
ting the 2841-ES-004, is pending in the
received Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
G REA- is 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
TE IN Florida 33756. The names and
727/464- addresses of the personal rep-
RTHAN resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
ting the. All creditors of the dece-
elephone dent and other persons having
iting the claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
after the copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
.AURO, THE LATER OF THREE (3)
O/CPPB MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
chasing OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
062302 TION.OF THIS NOTICE OR'
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
ND All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
HE court WITHIN THREE (3)
ENT MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
PROD- OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
BY NOTWITHSTANDING`
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
NT CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
B'Y YEARS OR MORE AFTER
QUITO THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is
.June23, 2006.

Personal Representative:
Donna Hicks
OR 1061 Old Charleston Rd.,
ST Cleveland, TN 37312
CIENT
)UNTY Attorney for
LIES Personal Representative:
JSI- James E. Johnson II
E AN Florida Bar No. 0061621
)TICE Brian E. Johnson, P.A.
FIDE 7.190 Seminole Boulevard
Seminole, Florida 33772
Telephone: (727) 391-9756
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 06-3999-ES4
UCN:
522006CP003999XXESXX
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT J. MASTRIANNI,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of Robert J.
Mastrianni, deceased, whose
date of death was April 21,
2006, and whose Social
Security Number is ***-**-
2693, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
St., Clearwater, Florida 33756.
The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
Iaims with this court WITHIN
HE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE 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 claim with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is June 23,
2006.

Personal Representative:
SHARON MASTRIANNI
c/o The Legal Center
6572 Seminole Blvd., Suite 9
Seminole, FL 33772

Attorney for the
Personal Representative
KENT W. DAVIS
The Legal Center
6572 Seminole Blvd., Ste. 9
Seminole, FL 33772
(727) 393-8822
FL Bar #018362
SPN 01067421
11520 Jun 23, 30, 2006 062309




NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA

C-, r CeNo- t6.:?79FD24
i.CN
522006DR007339XXFDFD

Lakisha Anderson Shavers,
Petitioner
and

Adam Lamont Shavers,
Respondent.

TO: Adam Lamont Shavers
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 Lakisha Anderson
Shavers, whose address is
6410 23rd Sreet South Apt. 477
St. Petersburg, FL 33712, on or
before JULY 21, 2006, and file
the original with 'the clerk ,of
this Court at 545 First Avenue
North, St. Petersburg, FL
33701 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 docu-
ments 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 docu-
ments and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
DATED JUNE 16, 2006.

KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
315 COURT ST.
CLEARWATER, FL 33756
By: RHONDA DITTY
Deputy Clerk

13040 Jun 23, 30,
Jul7, 14,2006 062312


NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE
BID NUMBER 056-0764-SS(DM)

TO: ALL INTERESTED BIDDERS/PROPOSERS AND
FIRMS

PURCHASE OF SEWER INSPECTION EQUIPMENT
REPLACEMENT PARTS & REPAIRS

PINELLAS COUNTY INTENDS TO RECOMMEND THE
AWARD OF A SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE AGREEMENT
FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEWER INSPECTION EQUIP-
MENT REPLACEMENT PARTS & REPAIRS TO ELXSI,
INC., D/B/A CUES, ORLANDO, FLORIDA.

INTRODUCTION
The Pinellas County Utilities Department is requesting the pur-
chase of parts and services to be used in the repair of various
models of CUES' Sewer Inspection Equipment. This equipment
is used for pipeline inspections in Water/Wastewater lines.
Services are offered at an hourly rate and parts are offered at a
discount percentage off price list for the term of the contract.
Contract term is for twenty four (24) months with one (1) twen-
ty-four (24) month renewal.

CONTRACTORS WHO BELIEVE THEY CAN MEET OR
EXCEED THE ABOVE STATED REQUIREMENT MUST
PROVIDE CONVINCING TECHNICAL DATA SUFFICIENT
TO SUPPORT THEIR POSITION. THE PINELLAS COUNTY
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT MUST RECEIVE REPLIES
TO THIS NOTICE NOT LATER THAN CLOSE OF BUSI-
NESS ON IULY 07. 2006. 5:00 P.M. AFTER THIS DATE AN
AWARD WILL BE MADE. RESPONSES TO THIS NOTICE
WILL BE USED TO DETERMINE WHETHER BONA FIDE
COMPETITION EXISTS.

SEND WRITTEN RESPONSES TO THE PINELLAS COUN-
TY PURCHASING DEPARTMENT 400 SOUTH FORT HAR-
RISON AVENUE 6TH FLOOR ANNEX BLDG CLEARWA-
TER. FL 33756 ATTENTION: DOROTHY MILTON, PRO-
CUREMENT ANALYST. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CALL 727-464-3795 OR FAX 727-464-3925.

"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REASON-
ABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
CEEDING/EVENT, SHOULD CALL 727/464-4062
(VOICE/TDD) FAX 727/464-4157, NOT LATER THAN
SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING"

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Pinellas
County Purchasing Department, at the above address or tele-
phone 727/464-3311. Bid information may be obtained by visit-
ing the Pinellas County Purchasing Department web site
www pinellascounty org/purchase Any bids received after the
specified time and date will not be considered.

KENNETH T. WELCH, Chairman JOSEPH
LAURO, Board of County Commissioners
CPPO/CPPB
Director of Purchasing
15000 Jun23,2006 062319

NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
UCN: 522005CC009127XXCOCOI
REF#: 05-009127-CO-040

AL-DA-KY PARTNERSHIP d/b/a
AL-DA-KY MOBILE HOME PARK,
Succeeded by D.R. Horton, Inc.
Plaintiff,
vs.

LUTHER W. BENGE
Defendant

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final
Judgment entered in this cause, in the County Court of Pinellas
County, Florida, I will sell the mobile home and attachments sit-
uated in Pinellas County, Florida, located at Lot 316 of Al-Da-Ky
Mobile Home Park, 5222 4th Street North, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33703, and described as follows:

1956 MARS HOUSE TRAILER mobile home,'Title #
8399827, VIN# 179, located on Lot 316, 5222 Fourth
Street North, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida
33703, being situated within Al-Da-Ky Mobile Home
Park,

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the
,Judicial Building, 545 First Avenue North, St. Pelerit'r
FlV6 d. 3 '7UI, 11 II "IIA I lM ol Jdl\ 20,"2906., *ti ., ,

Dated: June 15 2N' r.
KEN BURKE,
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Pinellas County
SBy: ANNE THERIAULT
Deputy Clerk
10585 Jun 23, 30, 2006 -062322


NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN:
522006CP001364XXESXX
REF#: 06-1364-ES-4
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF:
DWAINE W. THOMAS
Deceased.
The administration, of the
Estate of DWAINE W.
THOMAS, deceased, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division the address of
which is 545 First Avenue
North, St. Petersburg, Florida,
33701.-The name and address
of the Personal Representative
and the Personal
Representative's attorney:are
set forth below.
All interested parties are
required to file with this Court,
WITHIN THREE MONTHS
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OE THIS NOTICE:
1.) All claims against the
estate; and
2.) Any objection by an
interested person to whom
notice was mailed that chal-
lenges the validity of the estate,
the qualification of the
Personal Representative, venue
or jurisdiction of the Court.
ALL CLAIMS, AND
OBJECTIONS' NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first pub-
lication of this Notice is June
23, 2006.

S'Bill B. Nelson
Personal Representative

Walter E. Smith, Esquire
FBN: 139209; SPN: 174414
MEROS, SMITH, LAZZARA
& OLNEY, P.A.
757 Arlington Avenue North
Post Office Box 27
St. Petersburg, Florida, 33731
Telephone (727) 822-4929
x 15
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The administration of (800)937-1603 WWW.LAN- Capital (800)424-0888.
the Estate of Dwaine W. DAUCTION.COM N.R.L.L.
Thomas, deceased, is pending, E.,I, LLC .-iLt,'0' B'i'-i, ..
in the Circuit Court for Pinellas License:AB2509, Mark
County, Probate Division, the Buleziuk Auctioneer
address of which is 545 FirstLicenseAU3448, Jeffrey
Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Johnston Auctioneer
Florida, 33701. Johnston Auctioneer
The name and address of License:AU3449, Stacey
the Personal Representative, Mauck Auctioneer
and the Personal License:AU3447.
Representative's attorney is set
forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against INVITATION TO BID
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or TO: ALL BRIDGE OR MARINE CONTRACTORS
unliquidated claims, on whom
a copy of this notice'is served Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County
must file their claims with this .Commissioners, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Florida in the
Court within the later of three office of the Director of Purchasing, County Annex Office
months after the date of service Building, 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor,
of a copy of this notice on Clearwater, Florida, until JULY 27, 2006 9 3:00 l ,M and will
them. then and there be opened and read aloud for the following:
All other creditors of the )
decedent and, other persons Services, Labor, Materials and Equipment required for
having claims or demands Construction of:'
against the decedeni's estate, .BID TITLE: REPAIR OF DUNEDIN CAUSEWAY BRIDGES
including unmatured, contin- (RE-BID)
gent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this 056-0798-C (RM)
Court within three months after
the date of first publication of PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
this notice.
ALL CLAIMS, The engineering estimate for this project is $2,014,518.15
DEMANDS OR OBJEC-
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BE FOREVER BARRED. FERENCE HELD ON TULY 12. 2006 AT 9:00 A.M. IN PUB-
NOTWITHSTANDING THE LIC WORKS OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING CONSTRUC-
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH TION DIVISION CONFERENCE ROOM, ROOM 111, 440
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED COURT STREET, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA.
TWO YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S All bids for construction in excess of $100,000.00 will be
DEATH IS BARRED. considered only from bidders who have pre-qualified BRIDGE
The date of the first pub- OR MARINE type construction with this office prior to submit-
lication of this notice is June ting bid. Only those bids from bidders who are pre-qualified
23, 2006. with Pinellas County in the amount that equals or exceeds their
bid prior to the opening of bids will be considered.


-Bill B. Nelson
Personal Representative


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Walter E. Smith, Esquire bids received after the specified time and date w
FBN: 139209; SPN: 174414 sidered.
MEROS, SMITH, LAZARRA
& OLNEY, P.A. "PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REOU
757 Arlington Avenue North .SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PART
Post Office Box 27 THIS PROCEEDING/EVENT, SHOULD C
St. Petersburg, Florida, 33731 4062 (VOICE/TDD) FAX 727/464-4157. NOT I
Telephone (727) 822-4929 SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING
x 15
18170 Jun 23, 30,2006 062310 Further information may be obtained by
Purchasing Department, at the above address
727/464-3311. Bid information may be obtained
Pinellas County Purchasing Department web site
W .tO "www.co.pinellascounty.org/purchase Any bids
the specified time and date will not be considered


KENNETH T. WELCH, Chairman
LAURO,
Board of County Commissioners

Purchasing
15000 June 23. 2006


Director


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INVITATION TO BID


NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE COUNTY COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
UCN: 522005CC009129XXCOCOI
REF#: 05-009129-CO-40

AL-DA-KY PARTNERSHIP d/b/a
AL-DA-KY MOBILE HOME PARK,
Succeeded by D.R. Horton, Inc.'
Plaintiff,
vs.

KATHRYN HAMMQND MEOLA,
ROBERT WESTCOTT and
HENRIETTA WESTCOTT
Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final
Judgment entered in this cause, in the County Court of Pinellas
County, Florida, I will sell the mobile home and attachments sit-
uated in Pinellas County,'Florida, located at Lot 405 of Al-Da-Ky
Mobile Home Park, 5222 4th Street North, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33703, and described as follows:

1961 MARL HOUSE TRAILER mobile home, Title #
0001401158, VIN# G146XP544, located on Lot 405,
5222 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg, Pinellas County,
Florida 33703, being situated within Al-Da-Ky Mobile
Home Park,

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the
Judicial Building, 545 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida
33701, at 11:00 A.M., on July 20, 2006.

Dated: June 15, 2006
KEN BURKE,
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Pinellas County
By: ANNE THERIAULT
Deputy Clerk
10585 Jun 23, 30, 2006 062323


LATER THAN NOTICE TO BIDDERS 4062 (VOI(
G." CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG FLORIDA SEVEN DA
Sealed Bids will be received by the Purchasing and Materials
contacting the Management Director, City of St. Petersburg, Municipal Services Further
or telephone Center, 5th Floor, One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida, Purchasing
by visiting the 33701 for: 155-12 Furnish and Install Pre-cast Concrete Building 727/464-33
with Rolling Door. IFB# 6530, due at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July Pinellas Cot
received after 6, 2006. This Invitation For Bid and all addenda may be down- www.co.pin
loaded by accessing the City's website at www.stpete.org/pur- the specified
chase/solbidn.htm. The City of St. Petersburg, Florida reserves
JOE the right to accept or reject any and all offers. The City reserves KENNETH
the right to waive technicalities on offers. The decision as to LAURO,
CPPO/CPPB what constitutes a technicality shall rest solely with Louis Board of Co
rof Moore, CPPO, Director of Purchasing and Materials
Management. Purchasing
062316 18313 Jun 23, 2006 062324 15000


TO: ALL BRIDGE OR MARINE CONTRACTORS

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County
Commissioners, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Florida in the
office of the Director of Purchasing, County Annex Office
Building,. 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor,
Clearwater, Florida, until 3:00 P.M. TULY 27. 2006 and will
then and there be opened and read aloud for the following:

Services, Labor, Materials and Equipment required for
Construction of:
BID TITLE: Construction Boat Dock Facility Upgrades -
2006

056-0792-C (MW)

PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

The engineering estimate for this project is $304,960.00

THERE WILL BE A NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID CON-
FERENCE HELD ON luly 11.2006 @ 9:00 A.M. IN PUBLIC
WORKS OPERATIONS & ENGINEERING CONSTRUC-
TION DIVISION CONFERENCE ROOM, ROOM 111, 440
COURT STREET, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA.

All bids for construction in excess of $100,000.00 will be
considered only from bidders who have pre-qualified Marine
type construction with this office prior to submitting bid. Only
those bids from bidders who are pre-qualified with Pinellas
County in the amount that equals or exceeds their bid prior to the
opening of bids will be considered.

Specifications and plans are available by contacting the
Public Works Engineering Department, at (727) 464-3251. Any
bids received after the specified time and date will not be con-
sidered.

"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REA-
SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING/EVENT. SHOULD CALL 727/464-


CE/TDD) FAX 727/464-4157. NOT LATER THAN
AYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING"

information may be obtained by contacting, the
Department, at the above address or telephone
11. Bid information may be obtained by visiting the
unty Purchasing Department web site
lellascounty.org/purchase Any bids received after
d time and date will not be considered.


T. WELCH, Chairman

county Commissioners,


JOE

CPPO/CPPB
Director of


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Randolph Fillmore
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According to a recent study,
the 2004 and 2005 hurricane sea-
sons did a lot more than spread
misery and financial woe above
ground in Florida. When four
hurricanes crossed the state, the
exceptional rainfall may have
also fueled the intense 2005 red
tide when runoff from a super-
charged water-table delivered
high amounts of nutrients into
coastal waters via submarine
groundwater discharges.
Red tide, or the Harmful
Algal Bloom (HAB) caused by
the organism Karenia brevis,
thrives on run-off nutrients such
as nitrogen and phosphorus. But
many scientists suspected that
surface runoff alone could not
account for the intensity and
expanse of large red tides, espe-
cially the unusually wide-spread
and persistent 2005 HAB off
Florida's west coast.


"In August and September
of 2004, Florida experienced
four hurricanes and some of the
highest precipitation levels in 35
years," said Chuanmin Hu, assis-
tant research professor and exec-
utive director of the Institute for
Marine Remote Sensing
(IMaRS) at the University of
South Florida's College of
Marine Science. "This led to
high discharge by Florida rivers
in late 2004 and early 2005.
Submarine groundwater dis-
charge (SGD) was also possibly
higher than normal after the
2004 hurricane season, adding
nutrients to the coastal ocean.
We think the combined dis-
charge was responsible for the
unusually persistent red tide in
2005 because the nitrogen
demands of the 2005 red tide on
the west coast of Florida could
not have been satisfied by sur-
face runoff alone."
According to limited histor-
ical records, many large subma-


rine springs are located off the
coast of west central and north-
ern Florida where red tides are
commonly found. However, the
possible link between SGDs and
red tide had not been adequately
addressed.
To reach the conclusion that
nitrogen input from these SGD
may have greatly exceeded
runoff from rivers, Hu and fel-
low researchers, Professor Frank
Muller-Karger, USF College of
Marine Science and Peter
Swarenski, United States
Geological Survey, examined
the K. brevis -blooms and took
into account observations and
data from a variety of agencies,
including the National Weather
Service, the U.S. Geological
Survey and satellite imagery
from NASA.
"Future studies should pin-
point the locations of submarine
springs, and measure their flow
and the nutrients they carry,"
concluded Hu. "The SGDs may


delay and modulate the nitrogen
input to coastal waters from the
soil and the ground through
which rainfall penetrates,
through increased flow of water
originating in precipitation."
While the total cost of last
year's record red tide is difficult
to assess, estimates are that
financial losses in Florida from
the shorter red tides observed
almost every year can amount to
$50 million in terms of damage
to .shellfish, fish, recreation and
tourism.
The study by Hu and col-
leagues was published in
Geophysical Research Letters,
vol. 33, June 2006. Their work
was supported by grants from
the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration, the Office
of Naval Research, the USGS
Coastal Marine Geology
Program, the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration
and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers.


Elders with anemia face increased health risks


Pinellas News Friday, June 23, 2006 Page 7


Lightning




season is here


Reducing the risk of being
struck by lightning is the focus
of national Lightning Safety
Awareness Week, June 18-24.
Lightning is most common in
the summer months, but can be a
hazard throughout the year.
"All thunderstorms produce
potentially deadly and destruc-
tive lightning. Knowing light-
ning is in the forecast and being
prepared to react to the first
sound of thunder are the initial
key safety steps," said Brig.
Gen. David L. Johnson, U.S. Air
Force (Ret.), director of the
NOAA National Weather
Service.
If you are outdoors and see
darkening skies or hear thunder,
seek a sturdy, enclosed shelter
immediately, such as a building
or hardtop automobile,. "Don't
wait for rain to start falling to
seek shelter from the storm-by
then it could be too late," says
John Jensenius, lightning expert
with the NOAA National
Weather Service. "Lightning
causalities frequently occur


before the rain begins and soon
after the rain ends. Wait at least
30 minutes after the last sound
of thunder before returning out-
side."
If you are indoors during a
thunderstorm, try not to use
corded appliances and electron-
ics, such as computers and
phones, as well as plumbing.
Electrical wiring and pipes can
provide a path for lightning to
enter an enclosed structure.
"Lightning is a cunning and
powLast year in the United
States, lightning was reported to
have killed at least 48 people.
On average, lightning is respon-
sible for 66 fatalities annually.
Additionally, hundreds of people
are injured by lightning.
"Lightning survivors are often
left with debilitating health
effects, such as permanent nerve
damage or brain injury," says
Mary Ann Cooper, professor at
the University of Illinois's
department of emergency medi-
cine.


Denise Trunk
UF
Elderly patients who devel-
op anemia risk serious health
problems that increase the odds
they will be hospitalized and
nearly double the chance they
will die, according to findings
from a long-term study by a
multi-institute research team.
Anemia, a reduction in the
oxygen-carrying capacity of the
blood that can cause fatigue,
weakness and dizziness, is com-
mon in old age. But its signs are
-often subtle, and doctors need to
be sure they carefully consider it
as they evaluate older patients,
say study authors, writing
recently in The Journals of
Gerontology Series A:
Biological Sciences and Medical
Sciences!; ;
."Considenrng anemia should
be part of an overall patient's
risk assessment even if the per-
son is without symptoms or
apparent clinical disease," said
Marco Pahor, director of the
University of Florida's Institute
on Aging and a study's co-inves-
tigator.
The study revealed that even
a mild case of anemia increases
an elderly person's risk, indicat-
ing that treatment recommenda-
tions may need to be adjusted for
older patients, Pahor said.
Researchers found an associa-
tion between late-life anemia
and heart conditions, cancer,
infectious diseases and diabetes.


The World Health
Organization defines anemia as a
concentration of the oxygen-fer-
rying molecule hemoglobin that
is below 12 grams per deciliter
in women, and below 13 grams
per deciliter in men.
"Those older patients hav-
ing mild anemia have not been
considered at higher risk, but our
data show that even those
patients with low or even close
to normal range do have higher
risk for death and hospitalization
and they should be considered
for more in-depth screening for
other conditions," Pahor said.
To more fully understand its
detrimental health effects, the
researchers studied the relation-
ship of anemia to hospitalization
and death in 3,607 people aged
71 years or older who participat-
ed in the National,, Institute on
Aging-sponsored Established
Populations for Epidemiologic
Studies of the Elderly. About 13
percent of people 70 or older are
anemic, and those percentages
increase with age. Most cases
occur in association with under-
lying diseases such as stomach
ulcers, chronic infections, can-
cer, chronic kidney ailments and
congestive heart failure or due to
malnutrition or iron deficiency.
However, up to a third of the
time, anemia is not attributable
to these factors, so people with
pre-existing conditions that
could have caused it were
excluded from the study.
In the study, 451 partici-


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pants were anemic. They were
more likely to be older black
men and women with a lower
body mass index. During the
four-year follow-up period, 37
percent of those with anemia
died, compared with 22 percent
of the other study participants. In
addition, two-thirds of anemic
participants were hospitalized at
some point in the study period;
only half of those without ane-
mia were.
"We hope this study will
promote clinical awareness of
anemia as a risk factor for other
conditions," Pahor said. "It is a
risk factor for mortality, hospi-
talization, loss of independence,
lower muscle strength and
increased inflammation. We
would like to do further studies
to find out whether, if you could
correct anemia, could you pre-;
vent these.;eents?" ... !;
The first step toward cor-
recting anemia is to, when possi-
ble, identify and then treat the
underlying disease causing it,
Pahor said. Treatment also may
involve giving iron when iron
levels are low, vitamin supple-
ments to replace folate and vita-
min B12 in people with poor eat-
ing habits, erythropoietin to
increase red blood cell produc-
tion in people with kidney prob-
lems and antibiotics to treat
infections.
Dr. Paulo Henrique M.
Chaves, an assistant professor of
medicine and epidemiology at
Johns Hopkins University's


Florida Commissioner of
S Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson has won a $2.2 mil-
lion dollar judgment and a civil
fine of nearly $1 million dollars
against Global Resources, Inc., a
now defunct business opportuni-
ty seller.' The Department also
took action against the owner,
Stewart Pope of Pinellas County.
A Pinellas County circuit
court judge has awarded the
Department a civil fine of
$960,000 and has ordered resti-
tution to 96 consumers who
were defrauded out of their
money.
Global Resources, Inc.
advertised that it would provide
buyers public access internet
machines as well as lucrative
locations in which they could set
up the machines and earn
money. People invested
amounts ranging from $8,000 to
a high of $108,000. But not only
did Global Resources not assist
in locating the kiosks, they also
failed to deliver the internet
machines. Efforts by the con-
sumers to obtain refunds were
*'' ignored. Dozens of people filed
Complaints with the
Department's Division of
SConsumer Services, including
six from Florida, prompting an


Center on Aging and Health, saic
the paper provides insight int
anemia as a strong prognosti
factor for major health complica
tions.
"A little bit of anemia i
often perceived as a benign find
ing in older adults," Chaves said
"However, results from thi
study by Penninx, Pahor and col
leagues --as well as consistent
and recently published finding
that link mild anemia and ever
low-normal hemoglobin level
to a status of increased frailt
and greater functional decline in
older adults suggest otherwise
at least in terms of prognosti
significance.
"What remains to be estab
lished now is whether pharmaco
logical correction of mild ane
mia in older adults may hell
slow the disablement process
presenting the onset and. pro
gression of frailty and disability
improving quality of life ,and
prolonging survival," he added
"Randomized clinical trials wil
be necessary to address these
important questions."
The multicenter team spear
heading the current study was
partnership with industry and the
federal government. It included
researchers from the Nationa
Institute on Aging, UF's Institute
on Aging, .the Netherlands and
Ortho Biotech Products ii
Bridgewater, N.J., which manu
factures Procrit, a hormone tha
stimulates red blood cell produce
tion.


investigation.
"These people put their faith
and money into a business ven-
ture and got absolutely nothing
in return," Bronson said. "We
asked for and received the maxi-
mum fine for each offense and ]
hope this sends a message thai
we will go after companies thai
rip off our citizens."
Bronson filed a lawsuit
against the company charging
violations of Florida's Unfair
and Deceptive Trade Practices
Act and the Sale of Business
Opportunities Act. When the
owner, Stewart Pope failed to
show up to answer the suit, the
judge issued an injunction order-
ing the company not to violate
Florida's Business Opportunity
Law, ordering the civil penalty
and allowing impacted con-
sumers to take action to recover
their losses.
Bronson encourages con-
sumers who are contemplating
the purchase of any business
opportunity to call his
Department's toll-free hotline 1
800 HELP FLA to verify the reg-
istration status of a company, to
check its complaint history, and
to obtain information on how to
avoid business opportunity
scams.


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s Aaron Hoover retrofits so that people can
n UF weigh the options," Gurley said.
s "Some homeowners will have
S The wind roared against the limited budgets, so we hopefully
n house. Shingles and tar paper we'll come up with a way for
flew off the roof, exposing bare them to prioritize."
c plywood. The front window Engineers have extensively
buckled, then shattered, shooting tested building components and
Glass shards into the living room. retrofits, but the work is usually
The 1970s-style vacant done in labs, Gurley said. That
- ranch house was taking a beat- means that while the results may
p ing, but not from a hurricane, have merit, they don't necessari-
Instead, engineers were simulat- ly.match field conditions, where
Sing the effects of hurricane4force rrcsted nails, "'"'tted wood and
Winds and wind-driven rain with other conditions frequently com-
d a custom-built wind machine plicate matters.
. called the "Wall of Wind." Two "That's about the most
1 caged airboat propellers, each important thing: We're working
e driven by earsplitting Chevrolet in real conditions, capturing data
V8 502 motors, blasted the from real houses," said.Forrest
House with 120-mph gusts and Masters, an assistant professor
Sheets of water. of civil engineering and director
e It was just one of several of the Laboratory for Wind
d experiments earlier this month Engineering Research at the
l on 10 vacant homes in rural Polk International Hurricane
SCounty. The goal: To learn more Research Center at Florida
d about why most of Florida's International University.
n homes those built before the The 10 Polk County homes,
- state's hurricane building code built in the 1970s and 1980s, are
t went into effect buckle under typical for modest homes of
Shurricane-force winds. And to their era. Their walls are con-
test the various methods for for- create block, with aluminum
tifying weak points, from rein- frame windows and wood truss
forcing garage doors to protect- frame roofs. The engineers had
ing windows with plywood or access to the homes because
other coverings, they had flooded extensively and
"What we're trying to do is were bought through a state-fed-
evaluate how much we can eral buyout program for vulnera-
reduce an older home's vulnera- ble properties.
ability by applying post-construc- Besides the wind tests, the
tion retrofits," said Kurt Gurley, researchers used a trailer-mount-
lead researcher on the state- ed air cannon to fire two-by-four
funded project and an associate boards at one home's windows
S professor of civil engineering at covered with Lexan, a Plexiglas-
the University of Florida. like material that can be used for
S Although some counties shutters. The test was meant to
have had their own building stimulate flying debris in storms,
codes for decades, Florida a common source of damage in
Adopted its first statewide build- heavily populated areas that
t ing code in 1994, two years after occurs as homes come apart in
tHurricane Andrew devastated storms.
South Florida. The state signifi- A radar gun clocked the
t cantly upgraded that code in two-by-four at 40 mph as it
2001, strengthening provisions slammed into the Lexan: The
Aimed at preventing hurricane Lexan withstood the blow, but it
wind damage, flexed inward several inches,
s. Previous research by Gurley causing the glass window it was
and his colleagues has shown protecting to shatter. More
that homes built under the most important than the loss of a win-
Srecent code stood up to the four dow, the protective cover stayed
2004 hurricanes better than in place, preventing wind and
those built under the first code. rain from entering the house,
The problem, Gurley said, is that researchers said.
the majority of existing homes To test the strength of roof-
were built before 1992. In to-wall connections against
regions developed early, such as major uplift wind forces on the
Tampa and St. Petersburg, near- roof, the engineers used a crane
ly all the homes in many neigh- to yank up on the edge of one
borhodds precede the statewide roof. Rather than snap at the
code. Gurley said that raises two metal connection between the
Questions: How well do these rafters and concrete block, the
homes resist hurricane winds, force cracked off the concrete
and which of many possible beam at the wall. In newer
retrofits make the most sense for homes, that beam is connected to
homeowners seeking to fortify the wall with steel rods, but
them? homeowners of older homes can
"We want to quantify how anchor the beam with a metal
much you reduce your vulnera- strap, researchers said.
ability to wind with the various


Did 2004-2005 hurricanes fuel



exceptional red tide?


Bronson wins multi


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Adios Joey. Despite being given plenty of opportunities to produce
during the first two months of the season, due to the injury to Rocco
Baldelli, Rays' OF Joey Gathright struggled at the plate. Upon Baldelli's
return, he was sent to Triple A Durham where he spent the past two
weeks before being traded Tuesday to the Kansas City Royals.


The Tampa Bay Devil Rays
traded outfielder Joey Gathright
and infielder Fernando Cortez
Wednesday to the Kansas City
Royals for left-handed pitcher
James Phillip Howell.
Also on Wednesday, the
Rays optioned right-handed
pitcher Seth McClung to Triple-
A Durham.
Howell, 23, was 3-2 with a
4.75 ERA in eight starts at
Triple-A Omaha of the Pacific
Coast League. He made his
Major League debut with the
Royals last season, going 3-5
with a 6.19 ERA in 15 starts over
two tours with the club.
Originally selected by the
Royals as a sandwich pick
between the first and second
rounds (31st overall) in the 2604
June Draft, Howell was 25-4
with a 2.31 ERA and 271 strike-
outs in 249 2/3 innings in two
years at the University of Texas,

Clues to blacl

beginning
Up to one quarter of. the
light brightening the universe
comes from the niassi, e crush of
matter succumbing to the
extreme gravity of black holes.
SScientists have long understood
that amount of light means black
holes have the colossal appetite
to ingest whole stars and huge
amounts of gas. But a critical
question has always remained:
how they can continue to devour
so much?

The In and Out of It

Black holes swell by attract-
ing matter from stars and other
nearby objects in a snowballing
process called "accretion." The
sticky wicket is that generally,
everything in space is to some
degree spinning away from the
black hole. The hole's gravity
may be strong enough to start
peeling off, say, gas from a close
star, but the gas still has a slight
tendency to travel in the same
rotating spin and orbit as the
star. The result is that the gas
begins to head indirectly toward
the black hole; it's always curv-
ing just a bit. This penchant to
spin is a property called "angular
momentum" and means that the
black hole is always receiving a
health\ supply of it. The curving
causes the hot gas to swirl
around the hole. forming a glow-
ing, momentum-rich accretion
disk.
For the gas to continue spin-
ning into the black hole, the disk
needs to shed existing angular
momentum to make room for the
incoming momentum. Think of
it as a son of cosmic w aterwheel
dri ing matter into a hole. This
means that the black hole must
receive and shed angular
momentum in equal amounts
just like a waterwheel fills and
empties with water to keep turn-
ing.
Friction from bumping and
rubbing molecules together is
one way the gas dissipates angu-
lar momentum. But some astro-
physicists wonder if friction is
really working alone. Figuring
out the answer is the challenge,
that caught the interest of Miller
.and fellow astrophysicists John
Raymond and Danny Steeghs.
"By understanding .what'
makes material fall onto a black
hole, we may also learn how it


breaking Roger Clemens' two-
season school record for strike-
outs (241).
Gathright, 25, batted .201
with 12 stolen bases in 55 games
with the Rays before being
optioned to Durham on June 6
when outfielder Rocco Baldelli
returned from the disabled list.
He led all AL rookies with 20
stolen bases in, 2005 and owns
209 steals in 480 professional
games. -
Cortez, 25, batted .222 in 60
games at Durham this season
seeing time at first base, second
base and third. A ninth round
pick by Tampa Bay in the 2001
Draft, Cortez appeared in 8
games for the Rays in 2005 (1-,
for-13) in his first major league
action.
Howell will begin his career
in the Rays' organization in
Durham.


k hole growth

to add up
falls onto other, important
objects," said Steeghs.
The team suspected that
friction has a thieving accom-
plice: magnetic field winds.
The theory is that coiled
magnetic fields corkscrew into
the spinning accretion disk and
whip up a wind blowing at 300
miles per second. The wind pro-
vides angular momentum out-
flowing into space. The Chandra
team thinks momentunr lost to
both friction and wind balances
out 'the incoming angular
momentum, sending gas into the
black hole and lighting up the
night.

Model Behavior

To' prove their theory, the
scientists used Chandra to com-
pare the characteristics of a
peculiar wind coming from a
Milky Way black hole with com-
puter models of the hypothetical
magnetic field wind. When.
Miller began receiving the array
of data back from Chandra, he
and Raymond were excited by
the caliber of what they saw.
"The quality of the data was
a big surprise," said Miller. "I
met with John Raymond and we
looked at a large, printed version
of the spectrum in a hallway. We,
spent the afternoon identifying
features and soon realized that
we had something :very special
on our hands."
The information streaming
back from Chandra showed that
wind from the black hole
behaves exactly\ as the computer
models predicted.
This powerful discovery not
only proved the scientists right.
but also disproved two compet-
ing theories and validated three
decades of previous :scientific
speculation in the process.
"In 1973, theorists cane up
with the idea that magnetic
fields could drive the generation
of light by black holes." said
Raymond. "Now, over 30.years
later, we finally may. have
proof." .
For Miller and his cohorts,
proving the magnetic -fieldI
winds exist is an inspiring early
'step in understanding how black
holes grow. "It is certainly not
the endpoiit," finalized Miller.
"There.is much work left to do."


Tom Gallagher, Florida's
chief financial officer, Tuesday,
released the Department of
Financial Services' annual Top
10 Fraud List summarizing 10 of
the costliest or boldest securities,
financial and insurance fraud
scams investigated by the
department's Division of
Insurance Fraud (DIF) and
resulting in convictions in the
fiscal year that began July 1,
2005, and ends June 30. These
10 cases represent nearly $15
million in fraud. The list is
being released as part of
Insurance Fraud Prevention
Week in Florida, which contin-
ues through Saturday.
"The department is com-
mitted to tracking down and
rooting out fraud to protect the
citizens of Florida," said
Gallagher, who oversees the
department and the DIF. "We
are proud that our enforcement
efforts have led to lower auto
and workers' compensation pre-
miums as well as higher rates of
incarceration, and we will con-
tinue to aggressively pursue
these criminals."
Since last July 1, the
department's fraud division has
made more than 740 arrests and
won more than 560 convictions.
Convictions are up 70 percent
over the previous year, and jail
time is up more than 25 percent.
Gallagher said that is due to
hard-hitting investigations,
stronger penalties, and two pros-
ecutors dedicated to auto insur-
ance fraud.
The top 10 fraud cases
show fraud is not only costly but
also dangerous. In one case six
people died as a result of an
Apalachicola doctor over-pre-
scribing pain medications, and in
another case post-hurricane con-
struction workers were put to
work without workers' compen-
sation coverage. In other cases,
disabled and elderly citizens
uere exploited. Thi 8jiltiuifhitf
offers up to $25,000 for informa-
tion that directly leads to an
arrest or conviction in a fraud
scheme.
The department also con-
ducts public education cam-
paigns, including "Verify Before
You Buy," that have been used as
models by other states. By log-
ging on to www.fldfs.com, con-
sumers can verify state licensure
of any agent, broker or company;
file a complaint; read brochures
on various topics from life insur-
,ance to viaticals; sign up for the
-CFO's weekly consumer
newsletter eViews, and. get
answers to financial questions
based on their specific needs at
either the Senior Resource
Center or Your Money, Your
Life. Those without access to a
computer can utilize the same
services by calling the depart-
ment's toll-free consumer
helpline at 1-800-342-2762.,
The release' of the annual
Top 10 Fraud List follows the
15th annual Florida Insurance
Fraud Education Council
Conference (FIFEC) held last
week in Orlando. The depart-
iment is a member of FIFEC and
helped host the ihree-day event
'for hundreds of insurance fraud
investigators arid prosecutors.
During the conference, DIF,
Detective Michael Byrne was
named FIFEC Investigator of the
;Year. '
The .- Department of
Financial Services. Division of
Insurance Fraud, investigates
fraud in all types of insurance,;
including health, life, auto. prop-
erty and w workers' compensation.
To report information about this
case or any other possible insur-


ance fraud case, call the depart-
ment's Fraud Fighters hotline at
1-800-378-0445.

2005-2006 DEPART-
MENT OF FINANCIAL SER-
VICES' TOP 10 FRAUD LIST

First Do No Harm Dr.
Thomas Merrill of Magnolia
Medical Clinic in Apalachicola
was convicted in January of 98
felony counts stemming from his
over-prescribing of controlled
substances to patients, six of
whom died of drug overdoses.
The drugs prescribed included
Oxycontin, Xanax,
hydrocodone, morphine, fen-
tanyl, and oxycodone. Merrill
was found guilty of 18 counts of
wire fraud, five counts of
defrauding health care benefit
programs -- including two
counts that charged that death
resulted from the violation -- and
75 counts of dispensing or dis-
tributing controlled substances --
including four counts that
charged the deaths resulted from
the use of drugs distributed by
the defendant. Sentencing is
pending, but Merrill could be
ordered to pay more than $1.5
million in restitution. Detective
Buddy Hand was the lead inves-
tigator.
Classic Ponzi Scheme -
Two Palm Beach County men
were each sentenced to 25 years
in prison after they pleaded
guilty to what detectives called a
classic Ponzi scheme. Thomas
A. Masciarelli, 48, of Palm
Beach Gardens and Steven P.
Petrarca, 55, of Lake Worth each',
pleaded guilty this past March to
racketeering (first-degree
felony) before Circuit Court
Judge Stephen Rapp,'and in May
the two were sentenced for
defrauding more then 30
investors in Florida and Rhode
Island, Masciarelli and Petrarca
convinced investors to:invest in
Ameriican Reil E'fiiae iin6sfbrs,
Inc., a company that purported to
invest in local real estate.
Investors were promised a return
of up to 9 percent. The investi-
gation found that Masciarelli and
Petrarca never invested the
money as promised and instead:
diverted $1.2 million for their
own use. Detective Ted Padich
x% as the lead investigator.
Preying on the Elderly A
former insurance agent who
organized an elaborate bait-and-
switch scheme that systematical-
ly defrauded more than 1,200
South Florida seniors will spend
30 months in prison., .At his'
January sentencing, Brian Lee
Shechtmari, of Hollywood, was
also sentenced to 15 years proba-
tion and wvas ordered to pay,
more than $1.4 million in restitu-
tion. Shechtman's scheme tar-
geted senior citizens between the
ages of 75 and 94 to switch their
health insurance to lower-cost
policies, overbilled them and
then applied the money to addi-
tional life insurance policies
without the victims' knowledge.
There \\ere multiple schemes at,
play and several,of the victims
had to dip into their life savings
to pay medical bills that they
thought were covered. ,Some
lost their homes. Two of
Shectmans' cousins were also
ordered to spend time in prison
for their roles int the scheme.
Detective Troy Cail was the lead
investigator.
Empty Promises Two
men who sold empty promises
and bogus health insurance plans
: to tens of thousands of people in
Florida and 43 other states can
be assured themselves of one
thing -. they will spend time in


prison. The principals of TRG I
Marketing, LLC. Carmelo t
Zanfei and William Paul Crouse
- were sentenced last August to
two years and four years in
prison, respectively. Zanfei and
Crouse marketed a bogus health t
plan, claiming that the self- 1
insured plan was exempt from I
the licensing and certification
requirements of state law. The
health plan was insufficiently t
funded and failed to pay millions
of dollars of claims, resulting in
financial devastation for the cus-
tomers who believed they had
valid health insurance. In addi-
tion to their prison sentences,
Zanfei and Crouse were ordered
to serve 20 years probation and
to jointly pay restitution of near-
ly $3 million and investigative
costs. Detective Anne Erwin
was the lead investigator.
A Friend Indeed Charles
"Gary" Cowden, of Sanford, is
facing six to eight years in prison
-- plenty of time to think.about
how he bilked a friend and sev- i
eral others out of more than $1
million. The investigation began
in early 2005 when the depart-
ment received an allegation that
he sold fictitious annuities, val-
ued at $50,000, to a friend. i
Cowden was arrested for grand
theft and a search warrant was
executed at his home office. As
a result of that search, he was
charged with an additional count
of grand theft and uttering a
forged instrument stemming
from the discovery that Cowden
had sold other fictitious annu-
ities in excess of $1 million.
Cowden pleaded guilty to.
numerous felony charges and
will be sentenced in ,July.
Detective Neil McDonald was
the lead investigator.
; Sing it from the Rooftop -
A Louisiana roofing contractor'
who came to Florida to profit
from. hurricane-damaged homes
in Central Florida didn't do him-
self or his workers ariy favors.
Todd Woods, owner. of A-i
Construction, presented certifi-
cates of liability insurance to a
local roofing contractor, the City
of St. Cloud, and Osceola
County, but when it was discov-
ered the coverage was valid only
in Louisiana, Woods leased five
employees including himself-.
through two employee leasing,
companies. However, during a
local television interview Woods
said he had brought se eral hun-
dred workers to Florida. Woods
was arrested for presenting false,
certificates of liability insurance
(third-degree felony) and'work-
ing without workers' compensa-
tion insurance (second-degree
felony) and was ordered to par-
ticipate in the Pre-Trial
Diversion Program and pay a
$10,000 fine and investigative
costs. Lt. Susan Alberti was the
lead investigator.
Trust Fund Tackle Her,
boss trusted her with his mail,
phone calls and business
accounts, but clearly shouldn't`
have. Louanne Hickey used her
access to steal more than
$140,000 from accounts, and
intercepted mail, telephone calls,
notices, and information from
banks intended to notify her boss
John Galletta Jr., an attorney in
St. Johns County. of the matter.
Hickey was con\ icted of second-
degree grand theft and was sen-
tenced to 10 years probation,
with the first three years to be
served on community control.
and was also ordered too pay
$42,000 in restitution.
Detective Ronald Caroll was the:
lead investigator.
A 'Churning' Sensation -
Tampa Insurance Agent Herman


Roger Letchworth III "churned"
up a big mess for himself.
Churning is the industry term for
an agent selling or creating a
new policy only to earn the com-
mission. Letchworth churned'up
thousands of dollars in fraudu-
.ent commissions for himself by.
pilfering money from existing
customers' policy premiums and
falsifying life insurance applica-
:ions for nearly 60 customers in
Pinellas and Hillsborough coun-'
ties. During the DIF investiga-
tion, Letchworth admitted he'
changed names, dates of births,
addresses and telephone num--
bers of customers to generate
new applications for life insur-
ance policies. Last September,
Letchworth was convicted in
Pinellas County of insurance
fraud and ordered to pay $81,000
in restitution. Detective Michael
Byrne was the lead investigator.

A Cash Infusion DIF'
Detective James Kappel'
received a tip that Michael'
Andre Griffin, of Tampa, was,
approaching patients at St.
Anthony's Out-Patient Clinic
and offering $100 a week aid
grocery coupons to seek HIV-
infusion treatment at North.
Tampa Medical Center.
Detective Kappel went to the
clinic and was approached by
Griffin, who offered the detec-
tive $100 a week and a $50 Kash
and Karry credit card if he
agreed to get the treatments.
Later, in,a telephone call, both
Detective Kappel and DIF
Detective John Womer were.
solicited to get the treatments
and a $30 massage three times a;
week was added to the offer.
Using a DIF vehicle equipped
with audio and video recording
devices, the detectives met with
Griffin and were again solicited.
Last October. Griffin pleaded
guilty to patient brokering and
\was sentenced to 151 days in
county jail. Griffin provided
information that led to additional
arrests by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation and the Federal
Department of Health and
Human Services for $6 million
in fraudulent Medicare and
insurance billings.

Double Rip-Off A dozen
individuals have pleaded guilty
to purchasing the identities of
unsuspecting customers at a
Miami auto dealership and using
the information to create driver
licenses for imposters to present
at area clinics for treatment of
alleged injuries from auto crash-
es. The crashes occurred on
paper only and the ringleader
was paid cash by several person-
al injury clinics for "patients."'
The insurance companies quick-
ly learned that there had been no
real crashes involving their
insureds and no payments were
made. Ultimately the clinics.
were also being bamboozled
since they would not have paid
in advance for these imposters if
they were not going to be able to
collect from the insurance com-
panies. In effect, the ring was
only interested in pocketing the
brokenng fees for the imposter
patients, knowing full well that
follow-up visits could never
occur, since the patients were
imposters. A sales associate at
the auto lot suspected to be the
conduit for the stolen identities
was arrested on unrelated
charges of transacting insurance
without a license and possession
of cocaine. As a result of this
investigation, 14 individuals
have been arrested and 12 have
pleaded guilty. Detective Jerry
Brown was the lead investigator.


Get back to nature with June events at Weedon Island Preserve


June is jammed with natural
summer fun at the, Weedon
island Preserve. This 3,700-acre
preserve offers an event for
every nature lover. New and
experienced naturalists will find
an event that connects them to
the great outdoors., All events
require pre-registration.
June 22 On Thursday at
10:30 a.m., children between 3
and 5 years old will learn about
manatees and their unique envi-


ronment. They will share a book,
Mary Manatee: A Tale of Sea
Cows, by Suzanne Tate. After
the story, little explorers will do
a craft and take a walk on the
wild side of the preserve. The
cost for this Wee-Time at
Weedon is $1 per child.
June 23-24 On Friday and
again on Saturday at 9 a.m., any-
one 6 and older can explore the
'south canoe trail of the preserve
with trained canoe guides. This


trail offers a rare look at aquatic
ecosystems that, make Florida
unique. The cost for this Guided
Canoe Trip is $10 per person or
$20 per each canoe with a maxi-
mum of three visitors.
June 25 On Sunday at 8
a.m., nature enthusiasts 10 years
and older can go on a quest to
find the preserve's many feath-
ered friends. They will learn the
identifying marks and behaviors
of birds and help contribute to


the preserve's annual bird check-
list. This relaxing hike is led by
experienced birders and preserve
staff. This free Great Weedon
Bird Quest is open to the public.
The Weedon Island Preserve
is located at 1800 Weedon Drive
NE, St.' Petersburg. For more
information about the events or
future sessions, call the Weedon
Island Cultural and Natural
History Center at (727) 453-
6500.




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