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Doug Waechter, 25, was released by the Devil Rays last week after
the right-handed pitcher.underwent surgery on his right shoulder in


October.
ST. PETERSBURG -- The
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
announced on Wednesday. Nov.
22, that pitcher Doug Waechter
has been released from the team
roster.
S Waechter, 25, a native of St.
Petersburg, pitched last season
for both the Rays and the last
four-months of the season with
the Durham Bulls, a minor
league Triple-A team.
Waechter began the 2006
Devil Rays season with a disap-
pointing 1 in 4 record and a 6.62
ERA in 11 appearances.
He started in 10' of those
games.
Waechter's record continue
to falter after being sent to
Durham with a record of. 1 in 12
and an 8.32 ERA in 15 starts.
October was a month of
questioning whether Waechter
would return to the field when
doctors diagnosed him with a
torn labrum in his right shoulder
- his pitching arm.
Waechter underwent
surgery on Oct. 11 to repair the
torn labrum.
Injuries to this area of the


shoulder are caused by repetitive
motions, like pitching, and are
common.
Waechter was a third-round
draft pick in 1999 coming
straight from Northeast High
School.
He became a Devil Ray in
2003, securing a 14 in 25 record
with a 5.62 ERA in 60 major
league games, starting in 54 of
those games.
S Waechter's future with
Tampa Bay is uncertain.
SHe is currently undergoing'
rehabilitation for his arm injury,
taking it slow, and is expected to
recover between eight and 10
months.
Waechter said he would like
to come back to the Devil Rays,
but after meeting certain require-
ments, Waechter could become a
free agent and sign with another
team.
Kevin Witt, 30, an MVP of
Durham and first baseman for
the Devil Rays, faced a similar
situation when he was released
by the Rays in Octobei:


USF professors provide amswers to



questions about popular holiday



rituals and history


TAMPA Americans are
deep into preparations for the
coming holidays.
Stores are decorated and
shelves are jam-packed with sea-
sonal items, in advance of the
year's busiest shopping period,
including the Day-After-
Thanksgiving sales and the lead-
up-to Christmas Day.
Families are negotiating the
times and places of various holi-
day get-togethers. Checking
accounts are dipping and hopes
are high for end-of-the-year
bonuses. Holiday joy and holi-
day stress beckon simultaneous-
ly.
University of South Florida
professors from a variety of aca-
demic disciplines can provide
their expertise on the holidays
and related issues.
The following USF faculty
and staff members can be con-
tacted directly for input on sto-
ries related to the holidays.
Is overeating inevitable dur-
ing holiday celebrations?
Pay attention to your body's
signals, and don't give up if your
diet takes a dive during the holi-
days, says Kim May, senior
nutritionist in the Health
Education Department at the
USFStudent Health Services.
May, who recently, held an
on-campus workshop on


"Holiday Health," suggests
keeping in mind the acronym
"M.E.A.L": "Make time for
physical activity (M)," she sug-
gests.
Also: "(E) Eat a variety of
foods, (A) allow yourself to
relax and (L) listen to your body.
You should eat slowly for 20
minutes. That's about how long
it takes for your body to recog-
nize that you're full."
Has the rite of holiday shop-
ping trumped the importance of
religious rituals?
Americans' near-religious
devotion to shopping is
addressed by Dell deChant, reli-
giqus studies professor at the
USF, in his book The Sacred
Santa: Religious Dimensions of
Consumer Culture, selected as
one of three finalists to receive
the 2003 Benjamin Franklin
Award in the religion category
from the Publishers Marketing

Association.
"In contemporary American
culture shopping is a religious
obligation, a sacred imperative,"
says deChant.
"We are perpetually pursu-
.ing opportunities to engage in
the sacred activity, ever seeking
the .sacred time and space in
which we can ritualistically live
but the great cultural myth of


desired commodities. In short,
shopping becomes the central
religious activity in a postmod-
ern, late-capitalist economic sys-
tem."
The reality of this pro-
foundly religious dimension of
consumer culture becomes vivi-
fied in the holidays and most
dramatically witnessed in
Christmas shopping seasons -
from the day after Thanksgiving
to the weekend after December
25.
Notice increased tension at
work? The holidays could be to
blame.
Even the most mild-man-
nered colleague can be trans-
formed into Scrooge during the
holiday season. What's going
on? How about long lines at the
mall, the pressures of entertain-
ing guests and an overbooked
calendar?
And when one employee's
seasonal tension affects the
workplace, everyone.suffers.
"When people get stressed
at home, they often bring it into
the workplace," said Paul
Spector, a professor of psycholo-
gy at USE
"This can result in conflicts
and nastiness among people at
"ork. Supervisors should be on
the lookout for abusive and nasty


acquisition and consumption of behavior by employees, and be,


prepared to intervene. Often
merely asking a person if they
are alright and if there's anything
the supervisor can do to help is
enough.
Finally, who could forget
the movies?
Thanks in part to new or
repackaged DVD editions, holi-
day favorites like Frank Capra's
"It's a Wonderful Life," and
George Seaton's 1947 version of
"Miracle on 34th Street," remain
big draws. Why have these tradi-
tional films endured?
"Films have reputations as
standards. People are attracted
to the characters and plots in
what many people call the gold-
en age of Hollywood," said
Phillip Sipiora, a professor of
english at USE
"When you watch some-
thing really old such as these
films, your natural tendency is to
romanticize it the plot, the
characters, the setting."
A temporary escape into a
classic film is a chance for peo-
ple to reminisce about simpler
times, even if they did not live in
that era. Since the holidays are
usually a time for reflection, a
traditional film offers a quick
trip down memory lane.


Governor-elect Crist announces



special session on insurance reform


Governor-elect Charlie
Crist, Senate President Ken
Pruitt (R- St. Lucie), and House
Speaker Marco Rubio (R-
Miami) announced today that
they .will call a Special Session.
of the Florida Legislature start-
ing January 16, 2007 to begin an
effort to restructure Florida's
property insurance market and
provide relief to Florida resi-
dents and businesses.
The Senate, House, and
Governor-elect will work with
Governor Bush and Chief
Financial Officer-elect Alex
Sink to develop a comprehensive
reform plan with the goal of
increasing competition, lowering


rates, providing incentives for
preparedness, and creating
greater transparency for con-
sumers.
"The lack of available and
affordable property insurance is
the biggest threat to our econo-
my we cannot wait until the
2007 Legislative Session to find
the solutions that our families
and businesses need," said
Governor Bush.
"I know the legislature will
benefit from the research and
proposals of the Property and
Casualty Insurance Reform
Committee, led by Lt. Governor
Jennings. Tremendous ground-
work has been laid to position


the legislature to have a produc-
tive Special Session."
"Florida families are suffer-
ing from the devastating effects
of skyrocketing rates and can-
celled insurance policies, and
they desperately need relief,"
said Governor-elect Crist.
"I am optimistic that we can
find solutions that will address
not only our immediate needs,
but will also yield a better sys-
tem to address future storms that
are predicted to make landfall in
Florida."
"We have some of the
brightest and best minds in the
Florida Legislature, and we will
need every member pulling


together," said President Pruitt.
"It is now time to roll up our
sleeves and tackle the pressing
problems that voters have sent us
here to solve."
"Working together, I know
we can find comprehensive solu-
tions for Florida's families, busi-
nesses, and property owners,"
said Speaker Rubio.
"Any solution we propose
must include savings for all
insurance consumers and an
expansion of the current private
insurance market. We will con-
sider any and all ideas that will
improve affordability, quality,
and availability of insurance."


Upswing in consumer confidence boosts holiday retail



sales outlook


Vol. 24, No. 48
I Section, 8 pages


Recipe Page 3
Events Calendar Page 2
Legal Notices Pages 4-5
Classifieds Page 6


By Kathy Keen
UF
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -
Lower gas prices, high employ-
ment levels and possibly the
mid-term election results boost-
ed consumer confidence in
Florida by three points in
November to 93, boding well for
holiday shopping sales,
University of Florida econo-
mists report.
"Consumers in Florida are
optimistic going into the holiday
season," said Chris McCarty,
director of the survey research
center at UF's Bureau of,
Economic and Business
Research.
"This should be good news
for retailers. Our expectations
had been that high levels of con-
sumer debt coupled with the


downturn in the housing market
would be a burden on con-
sumers, who would in turn cur-
tail their spending. Based on
these results, this does not
appear to be the case just yet."
The rise in confidence was
broad-based, with increases in
four of the five components.
Perceptions of U.S. eco-
nomic conditions over the next
five years registered the biggest
gain, jumping eight points to 93.
Expectations about U.S.
economic conditions over the
next year rose four points to 87.
Perceptions of personal finances
a year from now rose three
points to 100, while perceptions
of personal finances now com-
pared to a year ago rose two
points to 84.
The only component to
decline was the perception of


whether it is a good time to buy
big-ticket items, which fell by
one point to 100.
"Interestingly, one of the
largest gains was in the compo-
nent measuring long-term eco-
nomic conditions," McCarty
said.
"Given the lack of any
major economic events in
November, one has to wonder
whether the election results in
Florida, nationally, or both, had
an effect."
High employment levels
and lower gasoline prices likely
had a positive influence on con-
sumers, McCarty said.
But on the negative side
were record debt levels and the
housing downturn, he said.
"The buildup of inventory
has led to sharp declines in
housing sates statewide, as well


as declines in prices in selected
markets," he said.
"The collateral damage
from this is potentially severe in
Florida, particularly among
those who depend on housing as
a substantial source of wealth."
But so far these fears, as
measured by consumer. confi-
dence, have not been realized,
he said.
"At this point, I would have
to forecast at least a moderate
holiday season based on these
results," McCarty said.
"Any severe downturn in
the economy due to housing is
not likely until 2007. Although it
might still happen, it is not like-
ly this close to the holidays."
The research center con-
ducts the Florida Consumer
Attitude survey monthly.
Respondents are 18 or older and


live in households telephoned
randomly.
The preliminary index for
November was conducted from
426 responses. The error rate is
plus or minus 5 percent.
Consumer confidence is
designed to help predict buying
patterns by measuring the mood
of consumers toward purchas-
ing.
Although other economic
indicators also predict buying
patterns, consumer confidence
tends to be available sooner.
The index is benchmarked
to 1966, so a value of 100 repre-
sents the same level of confi-
dence for the year. The value of
the index- is in comparing
changes over time rather than
looking at an isolated month.







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hand crafted gifts all with an old time touch. 727-893-7326.
Dec. 9 GALLERY WALK. Participating galleries down-
town. 5:30 to 9 p.m. See new exhibits, meet gallery owners and
artists. www.stpetearts.com or 727-821-6767.
Dec. 9 TUBACHRISTMAS. The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E.
7 p.m. Volunteer tuba, baritone and euphonium players of all ages
present a concert of holiday music. All are invited to bring their
voices to sing along! www.stpetepier:com or 727-526-7159.
Dec. 10 MUSIC FEST ON THE WATER. The Pier, 800
2nd Ave. N.E. 1 to 4 p.m. Live music every Sun. in the Courtyard.
Features a different local band every weekend. Free. www.stpetepi-

SChrist The Cornerstone Church
5545 62nd Ave N Pinellas Park, FL 33781
www.christcornerstone.com
727-547-6280
Sunday worship 10:00 am
and 6:30 pm

Rev J. Stone Rev W. Miles
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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
9025 49th St. N.,'Pinellas Park 546-5741

Sunday School
9:00 am
Summer Reunion Worship
10:15 am

Transportation and Nursery Available
Frank K. Reynolds, Pastor


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Surveyor has likely finished its operating director.at NASA Headquarters.
career. "Preliminary analysis of the images did


The spacecraft has served the longest not show any d
and been the most productive'of any mission craft."
ever'sent to the red planet. The next p
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all expectations," said Michael Meyer, to send it a co
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at NASA Headquarters, Washington. Exploration Ro
"It has already been the most productive Mars Glob;
science mission to Mars, and it will yield 7, 1996, and b,
more discoveries as the treasury of observa- 11, 1997.
tions it has made continues to be analyzed It pioneer
for years to come." Mars, using car
Its camera has returned more than for friction to
240,000 images to Earth. ., into a nearly cir
The orbiter has not communicated with The missic
Earth since Nov. 2. Preliminary indications mapping phase
are that a solar panel became difficult to plan was to exa
pivot, raising the possibility that the space- year, nearly tw(
craft may no longer be able to .generate Based on
enough power to communicate returned by the
Engineers are also exploring other pos- its mission four
sible explanations for the radio silence. It is an ex
"Realisticalls. \we ha\e run through the done things',th"
most likely possibilities for re-establishing despite broke
communication, and \e are facing the likeli- 'orn-out reacti
hood that the amazing flo\\ of scientific The build
obser nations from Mars Global Sur\ e or is proud of their 1
over." said Fuk Li. Mars Exploration ies and key s
SProgram manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion sions." said Tc
LaboratorN. Pasadena. CA:. for Mars Globa
S"We are not giving up hope, though." The space
Efforts to regain contact with the space- for the t\ in IN
craft and determine what has happened to it 2004 and sites
will continue. NASA's newest Mars space-' Phoenix and M
craft, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, sions.
pointed its cameras toward Mars Global It monitor
Surevor on Monda.. during aerobra
"\'e ha'e looked for Mars Global servedas&arela
Surveyor with the star tracker, the context. tided mapping
camera and the high-resolution camera on roundings.
-Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter." said Doug "W\hen \e

SRays sign two-year

extension with

Princeton DevilRays


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --
The Tampa Bay De\ il Ra s and
Priineton Devil Ra\ s today\
agreed on a two-year extension
of their current player de\elop-
ment contract ensuring the
minor league franchise \\ll
remain a Rays affiliate in the
Rookie Appalachian League
through the 2008 season.
"We are excited to be back
, ith Princeton." said Mitch
Luketics. Ra3s Director of


Minor League Operations.
"Many of our current major
league plaN ers began their pro-
' fessional careers there. 'It's
pro en to be a successful start
ing point for our entr\-level
players." '
Princeton has been a TaIppg
Ba\ affiliate since 1997. the sec-
ond-longest tenured Rays affili-
ate behind the Class A Hudson
ValleN Renegades 19961.


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definitive sightings of a space-

possibiht\ for learning more
bal Surveyor's status is a plan
mmand to use a transmitter
heard by one of NASA's Mars
vers la!er [his week.
al Surveyor launched on Nov.
egan orbiting Mars on Sept.

:d the use of aerobrakingg at
eful dips into the atmosphere
shrink long elliptical orbit
rcular one.
on then started its primary
in April 1999. The original
mine the planet for one Mars
o Earth years.
the value .of the science
Spacecraft, NASA extended
*times ,.
traordinary machine that has
e designers, qever.en isioned
en % ing. a failed gyro andt a
on wheel.
rs and operating staff can be
legacy\ of scientific discover-
upport for subsequent mis-
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I Surveyor at JPL.-
Craft e\,aluated landing sites
NASA .rovers that landed in
9 for future landings of the
[ars Sciece. Laboratory mis-

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JPL retiree Glenn Cunningham, who man- I
aged the Global Surveyor project through Z
development and launch. U
A few of the mission's many important
discoveries about Mars include:. U
The spacecraft's camera found gullies *
cut into many slopes that have few, if any, 0
impact craters. This indicates the gullies are
geologically young. Scientists interpret this 4
as evidence of action by liquid water, essen- 4
tially in modern times.
The mineral-mapping infrared spec- 0
trometer found concentrations of a mineral 0
that often forms under wet conditions, fine-
grained hematite. This discovery led to
selection of a hematite-rich region as the
landing site for NASA's Mars Exploration (
Rover Opportunity. .
Laser altimeter measurements have pro-
duced an unprecedented global topographic
map .of Mars. The instrument revealed a UCF professors earn NASA
multitudeofjhighly eroded or buried craters ..
too subtle."fr ,previous.-obseivation, and--: .-c .... .. .. .. ... .
mapped canons withinn the polar ice caps. aw ard for new technology
The magnetometer found localized rem- .
nant magnetic fields,: indicating that Mars The team worked together
once had a,global magnetic field like Earth's, By Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala The team ch oremi together
in:a UCF chemistiv laboratory'
shielding the surface from deadly cosmic UCF todevelopthefinal formulation.
rays.. ORLANDO Three UCF whichc h hasi rhe consistency of


The camera found'a fan-shaped area of
interweaving. cur ed ridges interpreted as
evidence of 'an ancient river delta resulting
from persistent, flowt of water over an
extended period in the planet's ancient past.
A long life allowed Global Sur\eyor to
track changes through repeated annual
cycles. For three Martian summers in iarow,
deposits of.carbon-dioxide ice near Mars'
South Pole shrunk from the previous year's
size, suggesting ,a climate change in
progress.


Lt. Governor Jennings highlights Florida's
new emergency contact,
information system


' TALLAHASSEE Lt.
Governor Ton Jennings joined
officials from the Florida
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles and Florida
High\way Patrolon MNonda) to
highlight. Florida's new emer-
gency contact information sys-
tem.
A ailable to all individuals,
with valid Florida driver licens-
es and identification cards, the
new system allows Floridians to
voluntarily: provide emergency
contact information online.
Law enforcement officers
have immediate access. to this
information in case of emergen-
cies. During today's event, Lt.
Governor Jennings entered her
emergency contact information
into the system.
"Taking just a few minutes
to enter this information online
provides peace of mind and the
knowledge that loved ones and
close friends will be only; a
phone call away if needed," said
Lt. Governor Jennings.
"I encourage all Florida res-
idents to participate in this inno-
vative new program."
Following the death of her
daughter Tiffiany in a 2005 car
accident, Manatee resident
Christine Olson could not be
immediately notified due to the
lack of emergency contact infor-
mation available to law eiforce-
ment officials.


Ms. Olson contacted her;
state legislator, Representative
Bill Galvano, to advocate for a
solution that could pre% ent simi-
lar situations in the future.
The Department o of
Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles partnered with Ms..
.Olson and the Florida
Legislature to develop a s-stem
that provides law enforcement,
officials .immediate access to
important contact information.
''This.is a great example of
government listening to citizen's
ideas and implementing changes
that will make a positive differ-
ence,". said Department of
Highway Safety and Motor
Vehicles Executive Director
Fred Dickinson.
"We have already had more
than 346,000 people go online
and enter their information."
"In the event of an unfortu-
nate emergency, having this
information at hand will allow
law enforcement officials to
quickly get in touch with those
listed as a contact," said Colonel
Christopher Knight, Director of
the Florida Highway Patrol.
Individuals with a Florida
driver license can visit
www.hsmv.state.fl.us to enter
their emergency contact infor-
mation. This information will be.
available to law enforcement
officials.


professors, a student and an
environmental engineer at the
Kennedy Space Center -have
developed a new\ way to clean
up contaminated sites.
Cleaning up chemicals used
years ago to flush rocket engines
and other space industry equip-
ment has proved challenging
because the chemicals seeped
deep into the ground and conta-
minated the aquifers.
The LiCF discoverN has led
to the first efficient method for-
cleaning up the sources of the
underground contamination.
The new technology, which
has been tested at a Cape
Canaveral launch site, received
NASA's Go ernment and
Commercial Invention of the
Year and Inno\ ation of the Year
awards.
"It's the merging .of
nanoscience and environmental
work," said Cherie Geiger. an
associate professor of chemistry
AtUCF. "It's significant because
now we have a way to treat the
source 'area of contamination,
not just the contaminated
plume."
Geiger worked with chem-
istry professor Chris Clausen,
Professor Debra Reinhart ofthe
Civil and Environmental
Engineering Department, UCF
chemistry graduate student
Kathleen Brooks and Jacqueline
Quinn from Kennedy Space
Center.
The chemicals that the new
technique is designed to clean
up are known as dense non-
aqueous phase liquids, or
DNAPLs.
DNAPLs can be degraded
by the chemical reaction pro-
duced by iron particles, water
and other ingredients.
The problem is that
DNAPLs repel water. Clausen
came up with the idea to encap-
sulate the iron particles and
water within a.vegetable oil
coating. that actually attracts
DNAPLs.


loose pudding.
Kennedy Space Center
helped to develop the technique
that allows engineers in the field
to inject the solution about 30 to
40 feet into the earth.
The solution draws in the
source of the contamination and
then the iron inside the droplets
cleans it up. Geiger explained.
The research team tested its
technology, known as
Emulsified Zero-Valent Iron, at
Cape Canaeral's Launch
Complex 34. the site of the his-
tonc Saturn rocket launches.
"It worked without harming
the environment." Geiger said.
"'Everywhere they're tried it. in
a variety of terrain, it's workedd.
And we've trained several peo-
ple on how, to use the technolo-
9).
Two companies. Weston
Solutions and Toxicological and
Environmental Associates, have
been, given licenses to.use the
technique.
Each has already cleaned up
at least one site and other sites in
Arkansas, California, Florida
and Texas are scheduled for
clean ups as.well.
Areas that may benefit from
the technology include those
used by dye 'and paint manufac-
turers, dry cleaners, chemical
manufacturers, pharmaceutical
manufacturers and govern-
ments.
The NASA awards came
with $73,000, which was dis-
bursed among the five collabo-
rators.
Clausen and Geiger, who
combined have" more than 50
years of experience in this type
of research, are using their por-
tions to help pay for undergrad-
uate and graduate students to
attend conferences.
"Our students do such good
work here, we wanted to make
sure we were helping them
make the most of their educa-
tion," Geiger said.


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Legal Notices


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT Ni
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY. NA Al
FLORIDA filed fI
PROBATE DIVISION year "
REF. NO: 06-8059-ES03 the pro
UCN:
522006CP-8059-XXESXX Ci
IN RE: The Estate of
Sa
PAUL LAPINSKY. SR.. Sa
Deceased. the Co
The administration of
the estate of PAUL LAPIN- O0
SKY, SR.. deceased, who died
on December 5, 2005, File
Number 06-8059-ES03, is PA
pending in the Circuit Court
Nat
for Pinellas County. Florida. BE
Probate Division, the address
of which is 315 Court Street,
Clearwater. FL 33756. The r
names and addresses of the the pro
personal representative and theet bid
personal representative's attor- 2006 a
ney are set forth below. wll e
All creditors of the dece- .
dent and other persons having in ord
claims or demands against costto
decedent's estate on whom a workit
copy of this notice is served TION
must file their claim with this 400 S.
464-40
court WITHIN THE LATER 44
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS 15002
AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM. NC
All other creditors of the NAAS
decedent and other persons filed fo
who have claims or demands year ot
against the decedent's estate the pro
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE Cert
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- Sai
TION OF THIS NOTICE. the Cot
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER OAI
BARRED. PAR
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET Nan
FORTH ABOVE, ANY' CR[
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE Un
DECEDENT'S DATE OF the pro
DEATH IS BARRED. est bidd
The date of first publica- 2006 al
tion of this Notice is November will be
24,2006. If
KAREN KINLEY in orde
Personal Representative cost to
c/o The Yates Law Firm, P.A. working
320 W. Kennedy Boulevard TION F
Suite 520 400 S.
Tampa, Florida 33606 464-40(
CARLA B. YATES,
Attorney At Law
SYLVIA NOEL WHITE, P.A.
320 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 520 15002
Tampa. Florida 33606
(813) 254-6516
Florida Bar No.:
709166/SPN 00977719
18005 Nov 24, Dec 1.2006 112402

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL MORT(
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR REGIS'
PINELLAS COUNTY, INC., a
FLORIDA MORT(
CASE NO.: 06-13331-FD-9 .::
UCN: P
522006DR013331XXFDFD vs.
JAMESI
PATRICIA DIANE JAMES
E
CARDONA,
Petitioner, To the f
and
ORLANDO ACE
CARDONA,
Respondent.

TO: ORLANDOACE CAR-
DONA, ADDRESS YO
UNKNOWN. Mor
YOU ARE HEREBY Mortga
NOTIFIED that an action has Lot
been filed against you and that acco
you are required to serve a Pagi
copy of your written defenses, Flor
if any, to it on PATRICIA
DIANE CARDONA, whose and
address is 270 SW LINCOLN if any,
CIR. N., ST. PETERSBURG, Sanchez
Florida, 33703, on or before SE 3rd
DECEMBER 8, 2006, and file before
the original with the Clerk of days aft
this Court at 315 Court Street, NEWS
Clearwater, Florida 33756, Court S
before service on Petitioner orPlaintiff
immediately thereafter. If you will be
fail to do so, a default may be plaint.
entered against you for the This
relief demanded in the petition. 2.065.
Copies of all court docu- In ac
ments in this case, including are ape
orders, are available at the order to
Clerk of the Circuit Court's y
to you,
Office. You may review these Court A
documents upon request. Phone 1
You must keep the Clerk of of this n
the Circuit Court's Office noti- WIT
fled of your current address. NOVEM
(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 Laws of,
Procedure, requires certain Nov 24,
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
DATED: NOVEMBER 2,.
2006.
I, DANIEL KELSON, NO
COURT DOCUMENT SER- NAAS'
VICES; INC., a nonlawyer, filed for
located at P.O. BOX 90275, year of
LAKELAND, 'Florida, (863) the prop
944-1780, helped PATRICIA
DIANE CARDONA, who is Certi
the petitioner, fill out this form.
Sail
KEN BURKE the Cou
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT "
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Clearwater, Pinellas County, PAR'
FL 33756-5165
By: LINDA PREIATO Nam
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
:TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WACHOVIA BANK
SCUST. the holders) of the following certificate has/have
or a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number.
f issuance, property description, and the names in which
operty was assessed are as follows:

tificatc number 05994 Year of issuance 2004

id certificate embraces the following described property in
unty of Pinellas. State of Florida:


N TOP OF THE WORLD
BLDGI 1. APT 58


UNIT 11 CONDO
(WING "F' NE)


RCEL: 029/16/29/6/64007/011/0580

ne in which assessed:
RNDT DONNA JEAN

less such certificate shall be redeemed according to law,
iperty described in such certificate will be sold to the high-
der at the Court House door on the 27th day of December,
it 11:00 A.M. A nonrefundable cash deposit of $200.00
collected at the time of sale per F.S. 197.542(2).
you are a person with a disability who needs acconiodation
:r to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2)
ig days of the publication of this NOTICE OF APPLICA-
FOR TAX DEED please contact the Human Rights Office,
Ft. Harrison A"e.. Ste. 300, Clearwater. FL 33756, (727)
162' (V/TDD).
KEN BURKE
Clerk of Circuit Court
by: Nancy String
Pinellas County, Florida
Nov 24. Dec 1. 8. 15, 2006 112404

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
)TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WACHOVIA BANK
CUST, the holders) of the following certificate has/have
r a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number,
Issuance, property description, and the names in which
perty was assessed are as follows:

tificate number 04144 Year of issuance 2004

id certificate embraces the following described property in
unty of Pinellas, State of Florida:

KHURST SHORES 5TH ADD BLK 12, LOT 3
RCEL: 33/30/15/62808/012/0030

me in which assessed:
EASH, THERESA C

less such certificate shall be redeemed according to law,
perty described in such certificate will be sold to the high-
der at the Court House door on the 27th day of December,
t 11:00 A.M. A nonrefundable cash deposit of $200.00
collected at the time of sale per FS. 197.542(2).
'ou are a person with a disability who needs accommodation
r to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2)
g days of the publication of this NOTICE OF APPLICA-
FOR TAX DEED please contact the Human Rights Office,
Ft. Harrison Ave., Ste. 300, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727)
52 (V/TDD).
KEN BURKE
Clerk of Circuit Court
by: Nancy String
Pinellas County, Florida
Nov 24, Dec 1,8,15. 2006 112408


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY. FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 06-6972 CI 17
UCN: 522006CA006972XXCICI

GAGE ELECTRONIC
TRATION SYSTEMS,
s nominee for RESMAE
GAGE CiORPf-'R :TIT(N

laintiff,:, ,, i- ,

E. REILLY, et al.,
Defendants.

following Defendant(s):

lames E. Reilly and Elizabeth Strano
i983 122nd Drive
Largo, Florida 33773
Last Known Address)

U ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of
ge on the following described property:

5, Block F, PINEBROOK ESTATES Unit One,
trding to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 76,
e 33, of the public Records of Pinellas County,
ida a/k/a: 6983 122nd Drive, Largo, Florida 33773

you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,
to it, on HABER AND GANGUZZA LLP., Lourdes
z-Barcia, Esq., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is I
Avenue, Suite 1820, MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131 on or
DECEMBER 26, 2006, a'date which is within thirty (30)
ter the first publication of this Notice in the PINELLAS
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 315
:treert, Clearwater, FL 33756, either before service on
'"s attorney oi' immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
entered against you for the relief demanded in the c

notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.

cordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you
rson with a disability who needs any accommodation in
participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost
to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the
administratorr at 315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756,
No. (727)464-4062 within 2 working days of your receipt
notice or pleading.
NESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 17 day of
MIBER, 2006.


nDe 1 9 006


KEN BURKE
As Clerk of the Court
315 COURT ST.
CLEARWATER FL
33756
By RHONDA DITTY
As Deputy Clerk
12 141


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WACHOVIA BANK
CUST, the holders) of the following certificate has/have.
a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number,
issuance, property description, and the names in which


LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that. pursuant to the pro-
visions of Chapler 31182, Acts of 1955. Laws of Florida. as
amended, a Public Hearing will be held by the Pincllas County
Water and Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY, TANU-
ARY 9, 21107, beinnin" at 9:30 A.M. in the COUNTY COM-
MISSION ASSEMBLY ROOM, 5TH FLOOR. COURT-
HOUSE, 315 COURT STREET. CLEARWATER, FLORI-
DA, 'or the consideration of the application and any amendments
to the application of Alfredo Seidner. Manager- Bahia Mar. LLC
(M35172-04/Revised) for the construction of a 3.416 square foot.
8-slip. multi-use private dock consisting of a 4 foot by 45.75 foot
walkout, a 4 foot by 85.5 foot walkway. four 2.5 foot by 26 foot
catwalks, 6 boat lifts and associated tie poles in the waters of
Boca Ciega Bay at 10133 Gulf Blvd.. Treasure Island. more
specifically as follows:

SAWYER & HARRELL'S ADD BLK 3. LOTS 16. 17.
& 18 & VAC ST ON E AND LAND TO BAY.
PARCEL IDS: 26/31/15/78786/003/0160;
26/31/15/78786/003/0170; 26/31/15/78786/003/0180

An Administrative Hearing will be held on TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 5. 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CON-
FERENCE ROOM. 4TH FLOOR, COURTHOUSE, 315
COURT STREET, CLEARWATER. FLORIDA to gather
information and facts to use in formulating a staff recommenda-
tion to the Authority.
Interested parties may appear at both hearings in support of
or objection to said application. Should individuals wish to
respond by correspondence or review the application, please con-
tact the Water and Navigation Section of the Department of
Environmental Management at 510 Bay Avenue, Clearwater, FL
33756 or call (727) 453-3385.
Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any deci-
sion made at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
If you are a person with a disability who needs 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 public hearing 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
PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATION
CONTROL AUTHORITY
By Linda R. Reed, Deputy Clerk
15004 Nov 24. Dec 1. 2006 112413
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LESLIE GIZZARD.
TTEE UTD, the holders) of the following certificate has/have
filed for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number,
year of issuance, property description, and the names in which
the property was assessed are as follows:

Certificate number 13576 Year of issuance 2004

Said certificate embraces the following described property in
the County of Pinellas, State of Florida:

EDENWOOD ADD SEC 6 BLK 4, LOT 3
PARCEL: 07/32/17/24786/004/0030

Name in which assessed:
HUGO A ST JOHN
RUBY E ST JOHN

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such certificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder at the Court House door on the 27th day of December,
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 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 the publication of this NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED please contact the Human Rights Office,
400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Ste. 300, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727)
464-4062 (V/TDD).


I n002


KEN BURKE
Clerk of Circuit Court
by: Nancy String
Pinellas County, Florida
Nov 24. Dec 1.8.15. 2006 112407


LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the pro-
visions of Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida. as
amended, a Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County
,Water and Navigatio Control Authority on TUeSDAYT ANU-
ARY 9. 2007. be"innin, at 9:30 A.M.' i the COUNTY COM-
MISSION ASSEMBLY ROOM. 5TH FLOOR. COURT-
HOUSE. 315 COURT STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORI-
DA, for the consideration of the application and any amendments
to the application of Sally Fonner (P 37718-06) for the construc-
tion of a 999.5 square fobt, private dock consisting of a 3.5 foot
by 265 foot walkout, a 6 foot by 12 foot head, 2-boat lifts, and
associated tie poles in the waters of Clearwater Harbor at 1268
Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, more specifically as follows:

MALONE'S, L.H. SUB LOT 48 & SUB LAND LESS
RD ON E
PARCEL IDS: 27/28/15/54612/000/048P


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LESLIE GIZZARD
TTEE UTD. the holders) of the following certificate has/have
filed for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number,
year of issuance, property description. and the names in which
the property was assessed are as follows:

Certificate number 04832 Year ofissuance 2004

Said certificate embraces the following described property in
the County of Pinellas, State of Florida:

YOUNG'S SUB DELUXE
BLK 3. E 40FT OF LOT 4 + W 25FT OF LOT 5

PARCEL: 07/27/16/99612/003/0040

Name in which assessed:
CLARE C AYRES
JEANNE AYRES
GARY J. REYNOLDS
BONNIE REYNOLDS
THOMAS F MAGNEE

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such certificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder at the Court House door on the 27th day of December,
2006 at 11:00 A.M. A nonrefundable cash deposit of $200.00
will be collected at the time of sale per FS. 197.542(2).
If you are a person with a disability who needs 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 the publication of this NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED please contact the Human Rights Office,
400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Ste. 300, Clearwater. FL 33756, (727)
464-4062 (V/TDD).
KEN BURKE
Clerk of Circuit Court
by: Nancy String
Pinellas County, Florida
15002 Nov 24. Dec 1.8,15. 2006 112409
LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the pro-
visions of Chapter 31182, Acts of .1955, Laws of Florida, as
amended, a Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County
Water and Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY. IANU-
ARY 9. 2007. beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the COUNTY COM-
MISSION ASSEMBLY ROOM. STH FLOOR. COURT-
HOUSE. 315 COURT STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORI-
DA, for the consideration of the application and any amendments
to the application of Danny Patel, Paradise Cove Clearwater, Inc.
(M37761-06) for the construction of a 5,280 square foot, 9-slip,
multi-use private dock, with nine boatlifts, in the waters of
Clearwater Harbor at 145 Brightwater Drive, Clearwater,
described more specifically as follows:

LOT 11 BAYSIDE SUBDIVISION NO. 2,
ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED TO
PLAT BOOK 27, PAGE 32 AND 33, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARCEL IDS: 08/29/15/65980/000/0090,
08/29/15/65980/000/0080, 08/29/15/65980/000/0070,
08/29/15/65980/000/0060, 08/29/15/65980/000/0050,
08/29/15/65980/000/0040, 08/29/15/65980/000/0030,
08/29/15/65980/000/0020, 08/29/15/65980/000/0010

An Administrative Hearing will be held on TUESDAY
DECEMBER 5. 2006 at 2:00 P,M. in the CLERK'S.CON-
FERENCE ROOM. 4TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315
COURT STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA. to gather
information and facts to use in formulating a staff recommenda-
tion to the Authority.
Interested parties may appear at both hearings in support of
or objection to said application. Should individuals wish' to
respond by correspondence or review the application, please con-
tact the Water and Navigation Section of the Department of
Environmental Management at 510 Bay Avenue, Clearwater, FL
33756 or call (727) 453-3385. ,.
Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any deci-
sion made at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accomo-
dation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to youth to the provision of certain assistance. Within
two (2) working days of your receipt of this public hearing
notice, please contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 South
Fort Harrison Avenue, Suite 500; Clearwater, Florida 33756,
(727) 464-4062 (VrTDD).
KEN BURKE
PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATION
; :' ONTR iiL -i.ITtti- iT '
By Linda R. Reed, Deputy Clerk '
15004 Nov24,Dec 2006 112411

LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the pro-
visions of Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as
amended, a Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County
Water and Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY. TANU-
ARY 9. 2007. beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the COUNTY COM-
MISSION ASSEMBLY ROOM. 5TH FLOOR. COURT-
HOUSE. 315 COURT STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORI-
DA, for the consideration of and any amendments to the applica-
tion nf the Cit f St PetPrsbhro (DnF75n-fi6) for the mainte-


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 06-6953 ES
DIVISION 4
UCN: 522006CP006953XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
LLOYD H. HAMNER.
Deceased.

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary
Administration has been entered in the estate of LLOYD H.
HAMNER, deceased, File Number 06-6953 ES 4, by the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County, Florida. Probate Division, the address
of which is: 545 First Avenue North. St. Petersburg. FL 33701;
that the decedent's date of death was 8/18/06; that the total value
of the estate is unknown and that the names and address of those
to whom it has been assigned by such order are:


NAME
Janice C. Hamner
and Lloyd Michael Hamner
Co-Trustees U.D.T. 7-20-90


ADDRESS
2630 Pearce Drive, Apt. 4
Clearwater, FL 33764


ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order
of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS 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 publication of this notice is December I.
2006.

Person Giving Notice:
JANICE C. HAMNER
2630 Pearce Drive, Apt. 411
Clearwater, Florida 33764


Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
J. GERARD CORREA
Florida Bar No. 330061
J. GERARD CORREA, P.A.
275 96th Avenue North, #6
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Telephone: (727) 577-9876
SPN: 00214292
101 Dec 1. 8. 2


n006


120104


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
AIM TOWING AND RECOVERY
7658 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771
Office (727) 725-3544
Fax (727) 725-2589


AIM Towing and Recovery gives notice that the following
vehicles will be auctioned for unpaid towing and storage charges
on 12/14/2006, 9:00 am at 7658 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL
33771, pursuant to subsection 713.78'of the Florida Statutes.
AIM Towing and Recovery reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.


Make
CADILLAC
HONDA
VOLKSWAGEN


Vin Number
IG6CD1183H4343081
1HGCB7646LA 102025
3VWDA81iH3WM140242


AIM Towing and Recovery gives notice that the following
vehicles will be auctioned for unpaid towing and storage charges
on 12/15/2006, 9:00 am at 7658 Ulmerton Road Largo. FL
33771, pursuant to subsection 713.748 of the Florida Statutes.
AIM Towing and Recovery reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.


Year Make
1995 LINCOLN
2002 RAD 2 GO


Vin Number
'LNL,' IBVoSYi'2.4
L W\' TABS:i\2C54Ih58


AIM Towing and Recovery gives notice that the following
vehicles will be auctioned for unpaid towing and storage charges
on 12/16/2006, 9:00 am at 7658 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL
33771, pursuant to subsection 713.748 of the Florida Statutes.
AIM Towing and Recovery reserves the right'to accept or reject
any and/pr all bids. .


Make "
FORD
PLYMOUTH
TOYOTA


Vin Numther
IFMDA11U5SZA06019
IP3ES47C7SD202580
4TIBG22K7VU024077


18185 Dec 1.2006 120116
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 IN THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 05-6243 CI-20

ALLIED MORTGAGE & FINANCIAL
CORP.,
Plaintiff.


An Administrative Hearing will be held on TUESDAY nance dredging of 11,707 cubic yards of material to restore nav- vs.
DECEMBER 5. 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CON- igational capacity to Arterial Navigational Channel "P" which
FERENCE ROOM. 4TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315 begins at the northeast correr of Venetian Isles subdivision, run- STEVEN M. WALKER,
COURT STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA to gather ning west and north to a terminus in Sun Lit Cove, St. Petersburg. Defendant.
information and facts to use in formulating a staff recommenda- Channel "P" is located in Section 3 Township 31S Range 17E
tion to the Authority. and in Sections 19, 20, 28, 29, 33, and 34, Township 30S, Range NOTICE'IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant tos an Order of Final
SInterested parties may appear at both hearings in support of 17E. Judgment of FOreclosure dated the 20th day of November, 2006,.
or. objection to said application. Should individuals wish to An Administrative Hearing will be held on TUESDA. entered in05-6243 CI of ihe Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial
respond by correspondence orreview the application, please con- DECEMBER 5. 2006 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CON- Circuit in and for Pinelas County, Florida, wherein STEVEN M.
tact the Water and Navigation Section of the Department of FERENCE ROOM. 4TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE. 315 WALKER, is a Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
Environmental Management at 510 Bay Avenue, Clearwater, FL COURT STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA to gather der for cash in the main lobby of the Pinellas County Court, 315
33756 or call (727) 453-3385.inforation and facts o use i formulating a staff recommend Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 at 1:00 o'clock A.M. on the
Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any deci- tion to the Authority. 8th day of January, 2007, the following described property set
sion made at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a verba- Interested parties may appear at both hearings in support of forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the or objection to said application. Should individuals wish to
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, respond by correspondence or review the application, please con- LOT 15, BLOCK '4,, ORANGEWOOD
If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodation tact the Water and Navigation Section of the Department of HIGHLANDS + SECOND ADDITION,
in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no Environmental Management at 510 Bay Avenue, Clearwater, FL ACCORDING O THE PLAT HEREOF,
cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2) 33756 or call (727) 453-3385. RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 77, PAGE 54, OF
working days of your receipt of this public hearing notice, please Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any deci- THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF PINELLAS
contact the Office of Human Rights, 400 South Fort Harrison sion made at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a verba- COUNTY, FLORIDA
Avenue, Suite'500, Clearwater, Florida 33756, (727) 464-4062, tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
(V/TDD). testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. With anaddress of 11882 108 Avenue North Seminole,
KEN BURKE If you are a person with a disability who needs accomodation FL 33778
PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATION in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
CONTROL AUTHORITY cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2) Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale.
By Linda R. Reed, Deputy Clerk working days of your receipt of this public hearing notice, please if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
15004 Nov24Dec 2006 112414 contact the Office of HunanRights, 400 South Fort Harrison dens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Avenue, Suite 500, Cleatwater, FL 33756, (727) 464-4062 Dated at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, ths 28th day
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that WACHOVIA BANK (V/TDD). of November, 2006.


NAAS CUST, the holders) of the following certificate has/have
filed for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number,
year of issuance, property description, and the names in which
the property was assessed are as follows:

Certificate number 00908 Year of issuance 2004

Said certificate embraces the following described property in


the County of Pinellas, State of Florida:

,MEDITERRANEAN MANORS UNIT I CONDO
UNIT 1109


PARCEL: 14/28/15/56997/000/1109

Name in which assessed:
FREEK, MICHAEL A
FREEK, EILEEN M


lerty was assessedare as follows: Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such certificate will be sold to the high-
ficate number 11482 Year of issuance 2004 est bidder at the Court House door on the 27th day of December,
2006 at 11:00 A.M. A nonrefundable cash deposit of $200.00
d certificate embraces the following described property in will be collected at the time of sale per F.S. 197.542(2).
nty of Pinellas, State of Florida: If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
!T SHADOW LAWN BLK A. LOTS 19+20 cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2),
CEL: 33/31/16/96714/001/0190 working days of the publication of this NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED please contact the Human Rights
e in which assessed: Office, 400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Ste. 300, Clearwater, FL 33756.
IVIN HICKS (727) 464-4062 (V/TDD).


ess such certificate shall be redeemed according to law,
erty described in such certificate will be sold to the high-
er at the Court House door on the 27th day of December,
11:00 A.M. A nonrefundable cash deposit of $200.00
collected at the time of sale per ES. 197.542(2).
ou are a person with a disability who needs accommodation
to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
ou, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2)
days of the publication of this NOTICE OF APPLICA-
FOR TAX DEED please contact the Human Rights
400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Ste. 300. Clearwater, FL 33756,
64-4062 (V/TDD).
KEN BURKE
Clerk of Circuit Court
by: Nancy String
Piiellas County, Florida
Nov 24. Dec 1.8,15, 2006 112406


KEN BURKE
Clerk of Circuit Court
by: Nancy String
Pinellas County, Florida
15002 Nov 24, Dec 1.8,15, 2006 112410
SECTION 106 PUBLIC NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that T-Mobile is considering the
placement of a cell site at 7751 Park Boulevard, in Pinellas Park,
Pinellas County, FL. The site will be composed of a tower or
monopole less than 200 feet tall. Anyone with concerns about
substantial effects of this site on historic properties is invited to
submit comments in writing to the following address: T-Mobile,
8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.. First Floor, Chicago. IL 60631 Attn:
Regulatory Manager. You may also call 773-444-5429 and iden-
tify yourself and your specific concern about impacts to historic
properties.
17310 NOV 24. DEC 01. 2006 112416


1500


KEN BURKE
PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATION
CONTROL AUTHORITY
By Linda R. Reed, Deputy Clerk
4 Nov 24. Dec.1.2006 11:


2412


NOTICE OF SALE IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PINELLAS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 06-7040-CO-041

JOHN AWADALLAH,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT KINLOCH BISSELL,
Defendant.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Order of Final
Foreclosure Judgment entered in this cause, in the County Court
of Pinellas County, Florida, I will sell the following property sit-
uated in Pinellas County, Florida, described as:

That certain 1966 doublewide, 32 foot, Mobile Home
located at Lot 915 at "Boulevard Estate" mobile home
park located at 2266 Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater,
Florida 33765-4019.

a/ka/ Florida Title #2550074
I.D.# -6A; Control Number 75787101
-and-
a/k/a Florida Title #2550076
I.D.#-6B; Control Number 75787102

at public sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the North
Entrance Lobby of the Pinellas County Court House, at 315
Court Street, Clearwater. Florida, at 11:00 A.M., on JANUARY
5, 2007. Any person claiming interest in any surplus from this
sale must file a claim within the the sixty (60) day period fol-
lowing the sale.
KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Gary W. Lyons, Esquire
311 S. Missouri Avenue
Clearwater. FL 33756


Robert K. Bissell, Defendant
2266 Gulf to Bay Blvd.. #915
Clearwater. Florida 33765
11505 Nov 24, Dec 1,2006


KEN BURKE
As Clerk, Circuit Court Pinellas County, Florida
By: Joyce R. Solomon
DEPUTY CLERK


120115


Attorney for Plaintiff:
Jeffrey C. Roth, Esquire
Roth & Scholl
866 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Telephone: (305) 662-4141
40225 Dec 1,8, 2006
INVITATION TO BID


TO: ALL INTERESTED BIDDERS/PROPOSERS AND
FIRMS

Sealed bids/proposals 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, and will be opened and read aloud for the
following:

SERVICES. REMOVAL OF SPENT SOIL MUNITIONS &
ASSOCIATED CONTAMINATED SOIL
Bid No. 067-0105-B (GM)
Bid Submittal Is Due: january 4. 2007 @ 3:00 p.m.


THERE WILL BE A NON-MAND
FERENCE ON DECEMBER 12
PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF
FACILITY 3410 118th AVENUE I
33762


IATORY PRE-BID CON-
2006 AT 9'00 AM AT
CANINE TRAINING
NORTH CLEARWATER


"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REA-
SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING/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
telephone 727/464-3311. Bid information may be obtained by
visiting 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
Board of County Commissioners


3 242!! 15(100


Dec I 2006


JOSEPH LAURO,
CPPO/CPPB
Director of Purchasing
120113


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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

TO: ALL INTERESTED BIDDERS/PROPOSERS AND FIRMS

Sealed bids/proposals will be received by the Bo;ard 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. and will be opened and read aloud for the following:

BELLE HARBOR MARINA SERVICES
Bid Number: 067-0181-RI (LN)
TO BE RECEIVED BY: MONDAY. DECEMBER 18. 2006
NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM EST

"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REA-
SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING/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
telephone 727/464-3311. Bid information may be obtained by
visiting 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,
Board of County Commis

5n000


Chairman JOSEPH LAURO.
ssioners CPPO/CPPB
Director of Purchasing
necr I 2006 1f2011


INVITATION TO BID

TO: ALL INTERESTED BIDDERS/PROPOSERS AND FIRMS

Sealed bids/proposals 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, and will be opened and read aloud for the following:

SUPPLIES. ELECTRICAL
Bid Number: 067-0022-B (SS)
BID SUBMITTAL IS DUE: December 28. 2006 @ 3:00 P.M.

"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REA-
SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING/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
telephone 727/464-3311. Bid information may be obtained by
visiting 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
Board of County Commissioners


Dec 1.2006


JOSEPH LAURO,
CPPO/CPPB
Director of Purchasing
120111


INVITATION TO BID

TO: ALL PROVIDERS

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 Tanuary 2. 2007 @ 3:00 P.M. and will then and
there be opened and read aloud for the following:

Services, Labor, Materials, and Equipment required for
Construction of:
SOUTH CROSS BAYOU CENTRIFUGE
REPAIR & RETROFIT
PROJECT# 1898

067-0183-C (DM).

PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

The engineering estimate for this project is $723,000.00

PRE-QUALIFICATION IS NOT REQUIRED

Specifications and plans are available by contacting the
Utilities Department at (727) 464-5316. Any bids received after
the specified time-and date will not be considered.
"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REA-
SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING/EVENT, SHOULD CALL --' j:,-.4i.4,:-.2
(VOICE/TDD) FAX 727/464-4157, NOT I_ -.TIf Ti ,N
SEVEN,DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING, ,
Funr Ir.erI l ll.. | il .. ,nl, r .i ,..l]. ,i,.j r., ..n...i.:ting the
Pinellas County Purchasing Department, at the above address or
telephone 727/464-3311. Bid information may be obtained by
visiting 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 Dec 1, 2006 120114


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
REE#: 06-8222ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF.
ALEXANDER W. FLYNN,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of Alexander W.
Flynn, deceased, whose date of I
death was November 4, 2006,
and whose. Social Security
Number is 261-01-1889, is i
pendingin the Circuit Court
for Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address D
Sof which is 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, FL 33756. The I
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set,forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having d
claims or demands against i
decedent's estate on whom a (
copy of this notice is required c
to be served must file their t
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS "
AFTER THE TIME OF THE ,
FIRST PUBLICATION OF I
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 (
Shaving claims or demands I
'against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court i
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER '
THE DATE OF THE FIRST T
PUBLICATION OF THIS .
NOTICE. .
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME I
PERIODS SET FORTH IN -I
SECTION 733.702 OF THE S
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE I
WILL BE FOREVER W
BARRED. I
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET 1
FORTH ABOVE, ANY I
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR (
MORE YEARS AFTER THE M
DECEDENT'S DATE OF I
DEATH IS BARRED. I
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is November t
24, 2006, 2

Personal Representative
Doreen Kilkstra
8453 95th Terrace N.
Largo, Florida 33777

Cynthia J. McMillen (
Attorney for /
Doreen Kilkstra C
Florida Bar No. 351581 F
SPN: 01169503 S
Law Offices of Joseph F. L
SPippen, Jr. &Assoc. F
10225 Ulmerton Rd., #11 1
Largo, Florida .33771 L
Telephone: (727) 586-3306 1
13105 Nov24,Dec 1,2006 112425 1


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
REF.#: 06-4414ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF LOUISE
C. GAGAS,
S Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of Louise C. Gagas,
deceased, whose date of death
was August 27, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number
is 068-14-4941, is pending, in
the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Fl...Jd:,. Probate
Division, the address of which
is 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
FL 33756. The names, and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative 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
:o be 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
ile 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
'ERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE .FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
ion of this Notice is November
!4,2006.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 06-5255ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES
MAYNARD,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of James Maynard.
deceased, whose date of death
was July 17, 2004. and whose
Social Security Number is 273-
32-8680. 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 rep-
resentative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the dcce-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to he 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
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is November
24.2006.

Ancillary Personal
Representative:
Loretta Maynard
8302 Lewis Road
Olinsted Falls, Ohio 44138


Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Timothy A. Boyko, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0832420
Boyko & Dobeck
6741 Ridge Road
Parma, Ohio 44129
Telephone: 440-886-3800
14140 Nov 24, Dec 1, 2006 112426



NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION.
FILE NO: 06-4425-ES3


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 06-4645-ES4

In Re: Estate of.
VIRGINIA CAIRNS
OESTERBO.
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of VIRGINIA
CAIRNS OESTERBO.
deceased, whose date of death
was October 5, 2005; is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division; File Number
06-4645-ES4; the address of
which is 315 Court Street,
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, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this
notice must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate,
including unamtured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF.THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
S The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is November
24, 2006.

Elizabeth Wentz, Petitioner

Alan M. Gross
POWELL, CARNEY, GROSS,
SMALLER & RAMSEY, P.A.
Attorneys for Petitioner
One Progress Plaza
Suite 1210
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Telephone: (727) 898-9011
Facsimilie: (727) 898-9014
Fla. Bar No. 510602
SPN: 815601
13340 Nov24,Dec 1.2006 112418
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
,CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, .
FLORIDA
SCASE NO.: 06-014151FD


IN R'E: ESTATE OF,', Division:,014
'RE: ETATE O. 522006DR014151XXFDFD
MARIAN L. CLAY,
Deceased:
S Deceased: JONATHAN TELLER,
The .administration of Petitioner,
the estate of MARIAN L. and
CLAY, deceased, File No.:06- VANESSA DELCARMEN
4425-ES3, who died on TELLER,
February 3, 2006, is pending in Respondent
the Circuit Court 'for Pinellas
County, dFlorida, Probate TOVANESSA DELCARMEN
Division, the address of which -ELLER.
is Pinellas County Courthouse 'YOU ARE HEREBY
315 Court Street, Room 106, NOTIEIED that a Dissolution
Clearwater, Florida 33756. of Marrige action has bee
All creditors of the dece- o M a h
All creditors of the dece filed against you and that you
dent and other persons having
are required to serve a copy of
dcedment's emandte, incins your written defenses, if any, to
decedent's estate, including i o JONATHAN TELLER,
unmatured, continent or it on JONATHAN TELLER,
unmatured, contingent or whose address is: 1040
unliquidated claims, on whom JAMAICA WAY, TARPON
a copy of this notice is served SPRINGS, FL 34689, on or
must tile their claims with this b e DEC 2, 06, ad
court WITHIN THE LATER before DEC 22, 2006, and file
court WITHIN THE LATER the original with the Clerk of
OF. SNUHNSI AIER "1
OTIMF 3 THS FIRSTE PUT this Court at 315 Court Street,
CTION OF THIS NOTICEPUB Clearwater, Florida 33756,
CATION OF THIS NOTICE before service on Petitioner or
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A immediately thereafter. If you
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON fail to do so; a default may be
THY OF T S NO E ON entered against you for the
All other creditors of he relief demanded in the petition.
All other creditors of the Copies of all court docu-
decedent and other persons in his f a ll cout docu
who have claims or demands mens ahis case, including
against the decedent's estate, orders, are avCilable at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
including unamtured, contin- Office. You may review these
gent or unliquida'ted claims, documents upon request.
must file their claims with this You must keep the Clerk
cou't WI THIN MNH You must keep the Clerk
AFcourt THE D MOTHSE of .the Circuit Court's Olfice
AFTER THE DATE OF THE your current
ST PUBLICATION OF notified of your current
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE. address. (You may file Notice
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO of Current Address, Florida.
FILEDWILL BE FOREVER Supreme Court Approved
RRED FOREVERFamily Law Form 12.915.)
tE. ... pu.. Future papers in this lawsuit
ion of t.. N.ie, '. NA.: mer will be mailed to the address
tion ofth,: N.I, ;. N.:.' m eodr le
24,2006. V NiNG Rutl i
\ RNING Ru.,,, 1 2:,
Jean C. Coker Florida Family Laws of
6622 Souhp t D e Procedure, requires certain
6622 Souhoit Drive Sout automatic disclosure of docu-
Suite.6,0 ments and information.
Jacksonville, Florida -32216 .ments an
Personvil Repiesentative2 Failure to comply can result in
Personalnn inelueinn dismissal


Jean C. Coker
Florida Bar No. 1266:
Jean C. Coker, P.A.
6622 Southpoint Driv
Suite 160
Jacksonville, Florida:
Telephone: (904) 296-
Attorney for
Personal Representati
Nov 24. Dec 1.20


or striking of pleadings.
2 DATED: NOVEMBER
20, 2006.


23.
o^.,01.


e Stout" KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
32216 THE CIRCUIT COURT
-00 315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
ve
06 112417 By: Rhonda Ditty
as Deputy Clerk
DM 112421Nov 24. Dec ,8,15 112421
NOTICE OF SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday December
19, 2006 at 11:00 A.M., The Storage House, located. it 1219 49th
St. S., Gulfport, FL. will conduct a sale of cash to the highest bid-
der pursuant to Statute 83.806 of Florida Self Storage Facility
Act. The contents are believed to be the following:


TENANT UNIT# CONTENTS ASSUMED TO BE


Lenton, A.


.Pompey, L. 79


Personal Representative
Celeste M. Angelo Stout, T.
160 Farber Drive Roberts, L.
West Babylon, NY 11704
Gunter K.
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Jackson, K.
:eleste M. Angelo
Flbrida Bar No. 351581 McKinney,'
!PN: 01769503
Law Offices of JosephF. Miller, N.
'ippen, Jr. &Assoc. Miller,' N.
0225 Ulmerton Rd., #11
,argo, Florida 33771 Scott, N.
telephone : (727) 586-3306
3105 Nov 24, Dec 1,2006 112424 17420


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Dec 1, 8,, 20


Household Goods

Household Goods

Household Goods


NOTICE TO BIDDERS

Sealed bids will be received by the Purchasing and Materials
Management Director. City of St. Petersburg. Municipal Services
Center. 5th Floor. One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg. Florida,
33701 for: 975-14 Three-Year Contract for Automobiles. Lease,
Bid No. 6568. pre-bid conference to be held at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Thursday. December 7. 2006, at location referenced above, bid
opening at 3:00 p.m. ET. Thursday. December 28. 2006. This bid
and all addenda may be downloaded by accessing the City's web-
site at www.stpete.org/purchase/solbidn.htm. The City of St.
Petersburg. Florida reserves the right to accept or reject any and
all bids. The City reserves the right to waive technicalities on
bids. The decision as to what constitutes a technicality shall rest
solely with Louis Moore, CPPO, Director of Purchasing and
Materials Management.
18313 Dec 1. 2006 120107


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 06-8047

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROSEMARIE
FOULKS,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of ROSEMARIE
FOULKS, deceased, whose
date of death was November
9th. 2006, and whose Social
Security number is "****7454,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is 545 First Avenue
North, St. Petersburg, FL
33701. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
resentative 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
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
who have claims or demands
against the decedent's estate
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE'OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTIONS 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is December
1,2006.

Personal Representative
J. GERARD CORREA
275 96th Avenue North
Suite 6
St. P'tl.:l.t ur;. FL 13702

I i :.r .., .;: F l. '
"-" .Jril \,...-.u N ... '. ., .
Suite b ,
St. Peicr -.u;5 FL i .
Telephone:,(727) 577-9876
Florida Bar No.:
330061/SPN 00214292
10100 Dec 1.8, 2006 120101






NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
'FLORIDA '
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 06-8314-ES-4
UCN:
522006CP008314XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN S, ZUTES,
SDeceased.
The administration of
the estate of HELEN S.
ZUTES, deceased, File
Number 06-8314-ES-4, is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address
of which is Pinellas County
Courthouse Probate Division,
545 1st Avenue North, St.
Petersburg, FL 33701.. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
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 served
within three months after the
date of the first publication of
this notice must file their
claims with this court WITHIN.
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
S All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
who have claims or demands
against the 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 AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is December
1,2006.
George C. Zutes
Personal Representative
975 Bayshore Drive
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689


nousehnou uuuus Holger D. Gleim, Esquire
Household Goods Attorney for '
Personal Representative
Household Goods Florida Bar No. 342841
SPN 00995205
Household Goods BRONSTEIN, CARLSON,
GLEIM. SHASTEEN &
Household Goods SMITH, P.A.

Household Goods 150 Second Avenue North
Suite 1100
Household Goods St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 898-6694
106 120105 10416 Dec 1.8. 2006 120109


NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, NC
FLORIDA will sel
PROBATE DIVISION tion wi
REF. NO: 06-5136-ES-003 five mi
2006 bi
In Re: Estate of contact
GERTRUDE D.
PEEPS,
Deceased.
The administration of 10530
the estate of GERTRUDE D. NOTI
PEEPS, deceased, whose date IN TI
of death was May 29. 2006, is FOR I
pending in the Circuit Court
for Pinellas County, Florida, PR
Probate Division, UCN: RI
522006CP005136XXESXX;
Ref. File Number 06-5136 ES 52200
3, the address of which is 315
Court Street, Clearwater, FL IN RE:
33756. The names and Jane Ri
addresses of the personal rep- J. Rice,
resentative and .the personal
representative's attorney are 1
set forth below. the esta
All creditors of the dece- also kn
dent and other persons having decease
claims or demands against was Oc
decedent's estate, including 522006
unmatured, contingent or REF#:I
unliquidated claims, and who in the C
have been served a copy of this County
notice must file their claims Divisio
with this court WITHIN THE is 315 C
LATER OF THREE (3) FL 33
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME, address
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- resental
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR represe
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER set fortl
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE dent an
ON THEM. claims
All other creditors of the deceder
decedent and other persons copy o
who have claims or demands served
against the decedent's estate, with th
including unamtured, contin- LATER
gent or unliquidated claims, AFTER
must file their claims with this FIRST
court WITHIN THREE (3) THIS I
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE AFTER
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- VICE(
TION OF THIS NOTICE. NOTIC
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO A
FILED WITHIN THE TIME decedet
PERIODS SET FORTH IN having
SECTIONS 733.702 AND against
733.710, FLORIDA file their
STATUTES, WILL BE FOR- WITHIN
EVER BARRED. THE D
NOTWITHSTANDING PUBLIC
THE TIME PERIOD SET NOTIC
FORTH ABOVE, ANY A
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR FILED
MORE YEARS AFTER THE BARRE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF N
DEATH IS BARRED. THE -
The date of first publica- FORTE
tion of.this Notice is November CLAIM
24, 2006. MORE
DECEIT
RICHARD D.J. PEEPS DEATH
'Personal Representative T
1" "" "-',',,3, .c, u,. ...I h,::,-0 ,:-'t
-Edmonds.,WA 9802032319 24, 200
P
S. Noel White, Esq.
SYLVIA NOEL WHITE, P.A,
Attorney for .
Personal Representative
11 \ D.:. .I... \ ,:,iuc Attome:
D,,,,',d-i FL ,m4i:.''" Persona
(727) 735-0645 DEBOR
Fla. Bar No. 0823041 FBN 30
10028 Nov24,Dec 1.2006 112401 204 Sco
Dunedir
Telepho
10455 1
NOTI
NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN TH
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR F
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA PR(
PROBATE DIVISION FILE
FILE NO: 06-7359-ES 003
IN RE:
IN RE: ESTATE OF S
JOAN R. BROWNING
Deceased: T
SThe, administration of the estal
the estate of Joan R. decease
Browning, deceased, whose was O0
date of death was August 21, Numbel
2006, File Number 06-7350- pending
ES 003 is pending in the for Pin
Circuit Court for Pinellas Probate
County, Florida Probate of which
Division, the address of which Clearwa
is 315 Court Street, Clearwater, names
FL 33756. The names and persona
addresses of the.personal rep- persona
resentative and the personal ney are
representative's attorney are A
set forth below. dent an
All creditors of the dece- -claims
dent and other persons having dbceder
claims or' demands against unmatul
decedent's estate, including unliquid
unmatured, contingent or a copy
unliquidated claims, on whom must fil
a copy of this notice is served court V
must file their claims with the OF 3 M
court WITHIN THREE TIME
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME CATIOI
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- OR 30
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR DATE
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE COPY
OF SERVICE OF A COPYOF THEM.
THIS NOTICE ON THEM: A
All other creditors of the deceden
decedent and other persons who hav
who have claims or demands against
against the decedent's estate, including
including unamtured, contin- gent or
gent or unliquidated claims, must file
must file their claims with this court W
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS Ni
THIS NOTICE. A
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRE
BARRED. N
NOTWITHSTANDING THE T
THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR MORE
MORE YEARS AFTER THE DECED
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
DEATH IS BARRED. TI
The date of first publica- tion of tt
tion of this Notice is December 1, 2006.
1, 2006.
Pt
Personal Representative:
Laura S. Szynal
1656 Batchelor Ct.
Dunedin, FL 34698
Attorney
Attorney for Personal
Personal Representative: Douglas
H. Jo Butterworth Fla. Bar
Fla. Bar No. 0986054 2559 Nu
P.O. Box 4277 Suite A
Clearwater, FL 33758 Clearwat
(727) 441-2450 Telephor
10420 Dec I, 8.2006 120102 16028


Pinellas News Friday
NOTICE TO BIDDERS


Sealed bids will be received by the Purchasing and M
Management Director, City of St. Petersburg. Municipal
Center, 5th Floor, One 4th Street North. St. Petersburg,
33701 for: 650-23 Annual Contract for Golf Cart. Pa
Repair. Bid No. 6560A. bid opening at 3:00 p.m. ET. T
December 12. 2006. This bid and all addenda may be
loaded by accessing the City's website at www.stpcte.
chase/solbidn.htm. The City of St. Petersburg, Florida I
the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The City I
the right to waive technicalities on bids. The decision as
constitutes a technicality shall rest solely with Louis
CPPO, Director of Purchasing and Materials Managemer
1831 Dec I 7006


NOTICE OF AUCTION

I: ALL INTERESTED PARTIES

)TICE IS hereby given that the Pinellas County
I at auction approximately twenty (20) vehicles.
ll be held at the Tampa Machinery Auction, Highw
les North of Interstate 4. Tampa, Florida on Dece
beginning a 9:00 A.M. If you have any questions
the Purchasing Agent at (727) 464-6308.

PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Karen M. Main. Purchasing Agent
Dec 1.2006


ICE TO CREDITORS
HE CIRCUIT COURT
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
OBATE DIVISION
EF#: 06-8024-ES3
UCN:
06CP008024XXESXX

ESTATE OF Betty
ce, also known as Betty

Deceased.
The administration of
ate of Betty Jane Rice.
Iown as Betty J. Rice,
;d, whose date of death
october 30, 2006; UCN:
CP008024XXESXX/
36-8024-ES3 is pending
Circuit Court for Pinellas
, Florida, Probate
n; the address of which
Court Street, Clearwater,
3756. The names and
es of the personal rep-
tive and the personal
native's attorney are
h below.
Ill creditors of the dece-
d other persons having
or demands against
nt's estate on whom a
f this notice has been
must file their claims
is court WITHIN THE
SOF 3 MONTHS
. THE TIME OF THE
PUBLICATION OF
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
STHE DATE OF SER-
OF A COPY OF THIS
E ON THEM.
1ll other creditors of the
nt and other persons
claims or demands
decedent's estate must
r claims with this court
N 3 MONTHS AFTER
IATE OF THE FIRST-
CATION OF THIS
E.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
WILL BE FOREVER
iD.
NOTWITHSTANDING
TIME PERIOD SET
I ABOVE, ANY
I FILED TWO (2) OR.
YEARS AFTER THE
)ENT'S DATE OF
1 IS BARRED.
'he date of first publica-
his Notice is November,
6.
personall Representative:
Cynthis Jane Gay
1617 Greenwood Drive
)unedin, Florida 34698

yfor
1 Representative:
RAH A. BUSHNELL
4441/SPN 117974
otland Street .
i, Florida 34698
ne: (727) 733-9064
Nov 24. Dec 1,2006 112428
CE TO CREDITORS
IE CIRCUIT COURT
'INELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
OBATE DIVISION
NO: 06-7572-ES-003

ESTATE OF
hirley T. Steidel,
Deceased.
he administration of'
te of Shirley T. Steidel,
d, whose date of death
october 3, 2006, File
r 06-7572-ES-003 is
in the Circuit Court
ellas County, Florida
Division, the address
h is 315 Court Street.
ter, FL 33756. The
and addresses of the.
I representative and the
I representative's attor-
set forth below.
AI creditors of the dece-
d other persons having
or demands against
it's estate, including
red, contingent or
lated claims, on whom
of this notice is served
e their claims with the
WITHIN THE LATER
MONTHS AFTER THE
IF THE FIRST PUBLI-
N OF THIS NOTICE
DAYS AFTER THE
OF SERVICE OF A
OF THIS NOTICE ON

II other creditors of the
It and other persons
'e claims or demands
the decedent's estate,
g unmatured, contin-
unliquidated claims,
e their claims with this
WITHINN 3 MONTHS
THE DATE OF THE
PUBLICATION OF
NOTICE. ,
LL CLAIMS NOT SO
WILL BE FOREVER
D.
NOTWITHSTANDING
IME PERIOD SET
ABOVE, ANY
FILED TWO (2) OR
YEARS AFTER THE
ENT'S DATE OF
IS BARRED.
he date of first publica-
lis Notice is December


:rsonal Representative:
Karen A. Sterk
105 Oakwood Drive
Largo, FL 33770

for
Representative:
J. Burns, PA.
No. 0451060
rsery Road

:er, FL 33764
ne: (727) 727-2553
Dec 1.8. 2006 120108


NOTICE TO CREDIT
IN THE CIRCUIT CO
FOR PINELLAS COU
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISI
File No: 06-6758-ES


Materials
Services
Florida.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO: 06-7736
UCN#
52-2006-CP-007736XXESXX


reserves IN RE: ESTATE OF
reserves PETER J. CAPEZIO.
to what SR..
Moore. Deceased.
nt. The administration of
190106 the estate of PETER J.
CAPEZIO. SR.. deceased.
whose date of death was March
24. 2006: File Number 06-
7736 UCN# 52-2006-CP-
007736XXESXX. is pending
Sheriff in the Circuit Court for Pinellas
The auc- County, Florida. Probate
iay 301. Division, the address of which
ember 9, is 315 Court Street. Clearwater.
. please FL 33756-5165. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are
set forth below.
120110 All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
TORS decedent's estate on whom a
OURT copy of this notice is required
UNTY, to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
ON THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
3-004 AFTER THE TIME OF THE
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FSU professor wins bio-




chemistry award


By Barry Ray
FSU
A Florida State
University professor of
chemistry and biochem-
istry, Rafael P.
Briischweiler, has been
elevated to the rank of
Fellow by the American
Association for the
Advancement of Science
(AAAS).
In bestowing the
honor, which was
announced in the Nov. 24
issue of the journal
Science, the AAAS recog-
nized Brtischweiler "for
fundamental contributions
to methodology and appli-
cations of nuclear magnet-
ic resonance spectroscopy
in combination with com-
putational approaches for
the dynamic characteriza-
tion of proteins in solu-
tions."
In his research,
Briischweiler, who also
serves as associate director
for biophysics at FSU's
National High Magnetic
Field Laboratory and is a
member of the lab's
Science Council, works to
increase scientists' under-
standing of protein behav-
ior, particularly how pro-
teins interact with other
molecules such as proteins,
peptides andsmall ligands.
Such an understand-


ing is important for
researchers as they attempt
to develop new treatments
for a variety of diseases.
"Proteins are highly
complex molecules that
perform a wide range of
biological functions in
every organism,"
Bruschweiler said. "Proper
function requires the fine
interplay between a pro-
tein's structure and its
dynamics. In our work, we
have shown how such pro-
tein behavior can be unrav-
eled at the molecular level
by the combined use of
nuclear magnetic reso-
nance experiments and
sophisticated computation-
al tools.
"I have had the privi-
lege to work with many
talented coworkers and
great collaborators who
have contributed in impor-
tant ways to our research,"
he said, adding, "I am
delighted to be elected a
Fellow of the AAAS."
In conducting his
research at FSU's depart-
ment of chemistry and bio-
chemistry and at the mag-
net lab, Brtischweiler has
been an innovator in the
use of nuclear magnetic
resonance (NMR) technol-
ogy for protein research.
NMR is a. research
tool that utilizes high-pow-
ered magnets to measure


the strengths, directions
and temporary fluctuations
of magnetic interactions at
the location of essentially
each atom in a protein.
Brischweiler's work
is supported by the
National Science
Foundation and the
National Institutes of
Health.
His work also has led
to new NMR spectral pro-
cessing technology.
Working with col-
leagues, Brtschweiler
developed covariance
NMR spectroscopy, a tech-
nique that allows for the
easy identification of indi-
vidual chemical compo-
nents in chemical mix-
tures.
This is proving useful,
for example, in the emerg-
ing biomedical field of
metabolomics, the system-
atic study of the unique
chemical "fingerprints"
that specific cellular
processes leave behind in
biological organisms.
"NMR is the bread
and butter technique in
chemistry, and almost
every chemist is likely to
use the NMR methodology
that Rafael has developed
recently," said Naresh
Dalal, chairman of the
department of chemistry
and biochemistry.
"Rafael has thus made


a major impact on the
national and international
ranking of our depart-
ment."
With the addition of
Brtischweiler, FSU now
has 29 current and emeri-
tus faculty members who
are AAAS Fellows.
"Being elected a
Fellow of the AAAS is one
of the most prestigious
honors a scientist can
receive," said Kirby
Kemper, FSU's vice presi-
dent for Research.
"Because it is
bestowed upon AAAS
members by their peers, it
symbolizes a rare level of
achievement within one's
field. At FSU, we are
intensely proud to have so
many AAAS Fellows with-
in our ranks."
To view the complete
list of AAAS Fellows oni
the FSU faculty, go to
www.fsu.edu/faculty/facho
nors.html#aaas.
The AAAS
(www.aaas.org) is the
world's largest general sci-
entific society and publish-
er of Science, which, with
an estimated total reader-
ship of 1 million, has the
largest paid circulation of
any peer-reviewed general
science journal in the
world.


Film collection valued at




$6.4 million given to




Smathers Libraries .


By Barbara Hood
UF :
GAINESVILLE, Fla.
"Dick Tracy," "Flash
Gordon," "Captain Kidd,"
"Li'l Abner," "Oliver
Twist," and thousands of
other vintage films now
have a permanent home.in
the George A. Smathers
Libraries and will be avail-
able for research and
enjoyment, thanks to. vin-
tage film collector Bill
Brothers of Stuart, Fla.
Brothers has always
loved movies and remem-
bers the wonderful days of
the Saturday afternoon
matinee at the local down-
town theater.
Unfortunately, many of the
Movies and shorts he fond-
ly remembers were
destroyed en masse
because of storage con-
cerns when broadcasting
technology advanced and
tape changed to smaller,
more compact formats.
Brothers, who gradu-
ated from the University of
Florida in 1978 with a
'bachelor's. in business
administration, became
involved. in collecting
films six years ago as a
result of his career: He is a
,broadcaster who has
owned television stations
and currently owns numer-
ous FM radio stations
throughout the country.


His moving image
library, appraised at $6.4
million, consists of more
than 1,200 titles released
between 1908 and 1963.
The library includes a wide
variety of motion picture
and film categories such as
drama, comedy, war,
shorts, thrillers, science
fiction, mystery, family,.
fantasy, westerns, adven-
tures, romance, horror,
crime and musicals on
one-inch tape, three-quar-
ter-inch tape and film.
Though most of the
collection dates from the
1930s through 1950s and
is black and white film,
some of the early films are
from the silent era.
There is also a collec-
tion of early newsreels
from the 1930s and 1940s.
Included are a large num-
bei of musical shorts that
theaters played before the
feature film and that
helped to sell the latest hit
records from the likes of
Glenn Miller or Tommy
Dorsey. Many of the earli-
est animations are also
included.
Newsreels, musical
shorts and cartoons were
all shown to entertain
movie audiences before
the feature film and length-
en the entertainment expe-
rience.
Researching, docu-
menting and analyzing the


collection to determine its
scope took Brothers sever-
al years and was an enor-
mous undertaking.
"It was like digging in
a mine,"' said Brothers.-
"The more you work, the
more you find."
Brothers wants his
library to be protected and
preserved for future use
and enjoyment and, as an
alumnus, UF was a natural
choice for him to choose to
house the collection. He is
hopeful that it will be com-
prehensively cataloged and
as funds\ are raised, con-
verted to digital format to
make it easily accessible
for anyone to view and use
for research.
Brothers said that fac-
ulty can benefit from the
collection by examining
the moving images of
events and using them to
illustrate various points in
history to their classes.
Students will able to look
back at history and see the
skyline of New York in
1928; see the dress, the
language, the mannerism
of our : society as they
changed through the early
part of the century.
"Even more," said
Brothers, "it is the project-
ed perception of the times.
In something as simple as
'Flash Gordon,' it is the
past. guessing 'at our
future."


"In these films you
can see racism in action,
before the impact of civil
rights. There is so much to
visibly see in these films, if .
one just takes the time to
look. The researcher can
see the popularity of smok-
ing, furs, environmental
degradation, styles, fash-i
ion, propaganda and news
of the day. It is life the way
we as a people. visualized
it-. It is a large collection
that reflects the early histo-
ry of American filmmak-
ing," ie added.
John Ingrain deputy
director at Smathers
Libraries, was an active
player in having the collec-
tidn come to U-F. ,
"I echo- ili's com-
ments on the value of these
motion pictures that span
two world wars t'hd
beyond. They provide'
-enormous amounts :of
information on societal
mores, political attitudes '
racial relations, as "well ast
opening' windows on mate-
rial cultures, both real andi
historically imagined,"'
said Ingram.
"Our. greatest chal
lenge now is to raise funds;
through grants'and outright
gifts to reformat these
materials into. digital for-
mats that will be muc i
more easily accessed to all'
our users."


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Services.
The housing souffle has
finished baking and is out of
the oven and cooling quick-
ly. Housing starts peaked in
2005 and begin to fall off
from 2006 to 2009 as mort-
gage rates rise to 7.26% 'by
2009. The forecasted level of
housing starts for 2009 will
still be 30,000 more than in
1999.
Construction employ-
ment growth slows from
7.8% in 2006 to less than 1%
in 2007 and 2008 but
rebounds again in 2009.
Unemployment falls to
3.1% in 2006 before rising
slightly to 3.2%, where it
will remain in 2007 and
2008.
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Pinellas News Friday, December 1, 2006 Page 7

Surveys find Florida consumers


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New lava formed by an underwater volcano glints in the light of a deep-water submersible submarine.
The lava was formed in an underwater eruption that occurred this spring 400 miles east of Mexico along
massive volcanic mountain range called the East Pacific Rise. Scientists who had been monitoring the
area used their equipment and submersible dives for the first time to capture and record an undersea
volcanic eruption and its immediate aftereffects.


By Aaron Hoover
UF
GAINESVILLE, Fla. A
combination of luck and being in
the right place at the right time
allowed a University of Florida
geologist and other scientists to
capture and record an undersea
volcanic eruption for the first
time ever.
The eruption, which took
place early this spring thousands
of feet below the surface of the
Pacific Ocean, is described in a
paper set for release Thursday in
Science Express, the journal
Science's online magazine.
'- 'Never before have we had
instruments in place like this that
recorded an erupi e gv.ent,.1Q',
the seafloor," said Mike Perfit. a.
SUF professor of geology.
-- Perfit was among the scien-
tists who visited the eruption
shortly after it took place aboard
the deep-sea submersible Alvin.
The project was headed by Maya
Tolstoy, a seismologist with
Columbia University's Lament
Doherty Earth 'Observatory and
the lead author of the Science
paper.
Perfit said the eruption
), occurred about 400 miles west of
Mexico along a massive vol-
canic mountain range called the
East Pacific Rise.
Fortuitously, it was one of
three active undersea volcanic
areas that were selected for high-
intensity research in the late
1990s as part of the National
Science Foundation's RIDGE
research program.
As a result, geologists, biol-
ogists, geophysicists and other
specialists had gathered a store-
house of samples, data and pho-
tos from the site.
The scientists also had
numerous instruments in place
on the ocean bottom 8,000 feet
below the surface including a



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child ending
LAKE OKEECHOBEE -
When Lt. Joe Allen of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) stopped two suspicious
men in a truck and airboat on
Nov. 20, he expected to find an
illegally-taken deer.
What he did find led to their
arrests for possession of "ice"
methamphetamine (an extreme-
ly potent form of the drug), drug
paraphernalia, possession of a
firearm by a felon and child
endangerment.
At 10 a.m. Monday, Allen
saw two men, later identified as
Frank J. Rio, 34, of Palmetto,
and Erik Michael Walker, 26, of
North Port, loading an airboat at
the Cornwell-boat ramp. A 10-
year-old child was with Rio.
The child later was returned
to his mother.


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dozen "ocean bottom seismome- Unlike the explosive lava-spew-
ters." ing volcanoes on Earth's surface,
These devices listen for and deep sea volcanoes emit lava.
measure seismic activity which slowly because of the enormous
is recorded on a small computer ocean pressure. : ..
hooked to a buoyant sphere. ', This lava forms pillow-like'
Seismologists on the 'structures across the ocean bot-
research vessel / retrieve the tomn as it seeps out of seafloor
instrument by electronically sig- fissures.
naling the. seismometer to The cameras also failed to
release from the seafloor, which red6rd any visible ocean bottom
then carries the hard drive full of life with the exception of thick'
data to the ocean surface. white, masses of bacterial
When a group of scientists colonies that coated the lava.
visited the East Pacific Rise site That was in sharp contrast
in April on.a routine mission to to thriving life recorded at the
retrieve the seismometers, they site in the years before.
were surprised to discover that :. -"There was at. least one site
9nly four detached and rose to that was a lush site with tube-
the surface, Perfit said. Three \i'rms. crabs and mussels and it
,thgii,. resp onded 'toscie'ntists' was., juZi gian-tlj.,just buried,"
signals but refused to bob to the Perfit said. ,,,,.: .


GAINESVILLE, Fla. -
Despite falling gasoline prices,
most Florida consumers don't
plan to spend more this
Christmas season than they did
last year.
Results from two surveys
by the University of Florida this
fall are consistent: Consumers
have less money to spend
because of higher expenses for
utilities, insurance premiums,
rising interest rates and debts
from last year's Christmas shop-
ping.
A telephone survey of 504
Florida residents in October
found that 54.6 percent of con-
sumers said they expect their
purchases will be the same as
last year; 32.8 percent said less
than last year; and'only 12.6 per-
cent said more than last year.
The margin of error in the
data is 4 percent. A month ago,
UF released results of a survey
from September with a similar
negative forecast for retailers,
even though gas prices were
higher then.
"The similarity in results
suggests that the guarded shop-
ping is not due to high gasoline
prices but because of more fun-
damental issues concerning ris-
ing insurance and mortgage
costs and consumer debt levels,"
said Barton Weitz, executive
director of the Miller Center for
Retailing Education and
Research in. UF's Warrington
College of Business
Administration


By Barry Ray
SFSU
Biologists, chemists, engi-
neers and physicists from all
o\er the world are positively
chargeded over a colossal new
research tool at FSU's National
High Magnetic Field
LaboratoN ,
Iltc-v.a.woi4rd-wto~rd 900-_'
megahertz magnet, standing 16


Surface. ... : Perfit was among the scien- 4t tall and weighing more than
"They were responding, but twists aboard, the submersible 1 tons-and it signals a.major
they weren't coming up. Usually Alyin who did repeated .diyt, scientific leap forward for one
you might lose one, but you along the site in June and July,, of the nation's top research facil-
don't lose that many of your'--" Among 'other things. the, cities. ,
ocean bottom seismometers," group located the ocean bottQm 'T,. his is the most important
Perfit said. seismometelrs and. quickly :di, magnet in.the world right now,"
Intrigued, the scientists used covered the problem the had said Stan Opella, editor of the
bnboard equipment to measure become enveloped and trapp Journal of Magnetic Resonance,
temperature, salinity and turbidi- in the lava flow. '1t. hastremendous potential."
ty near the ocean bottom. ,:, The eruption allows scieni- The device offers unprece-,
They discovered the water ,tists an. unprecedented .vie"% of dented opportunities for scien-
was unusually cloudy and warm the "death and biithq of a.mid:-,, tists working on everything
above the ridge crest, indicating ocean ridge from all peispectives.tfrom creating stronger building
a possible eruption. geological, .biological. geo-77,materials to developing medica-'
To confirm it, the scientists physical," Perfit said. ..:tions thatcan more effectively
retrieved some ocean floor lava That in turn will lead to combat tuberculosis, brain
from the ocean floor. Subsequent" iiuch greater understanding of tumors and even AIDS.
tests by Perfit and Kenneth the unique underwater phenome- Using the magnet,
Rubin, a colleague at the na. researchers from around the
University of Hawaii, confirmed For example, next April sci- world are able to expand the
that the rock was formed very entists, including Perfit, hope to horizons of scientific investiga-
recertly as the result of a deep .euriev\e some of the seismome- tion using nuclear magnetic res-
sea volcanic eruption. '. iers because they are likely to onance and magnetic-resonance
Scientists in the RIDGE contain new information about imaging technologies.
Program quickly mobilized and i the seismic activity leading up to Magnetism is a critical
sent another ship to the site i nd during the eruption and component of many scientific
equipped with a deep-di' ing 'possibly predict these events, discoveries and a surprising
camera system. "We'll be lucky if we catch number of modern technologies,
Towed behind the ship. the another event like this in my life- including computer niemory and
cameras revealed' "brand new' .J.nie,'' Perfit said. "It really revi- disk drives.
black glassy lava," Perfit said. talizes the field." o. High-field magnets now
stand beside lasers and micro-
*i o i '`iisd u -scopes as essential research.
spi on l ad to drugtools for probing the mysteries
uspicionsLong used by the physics

erment, firearms charges communityto understand the
fundamental nature of matter
The veteran officer' saw' paraphernalia. and electronic structures, mag-
camouflage hunting articles ir"i:: Rio and Walker were taken netic fields now are used by
the truck, but the pair denied' td the Okeechobee County Jail biologists, chemists and even
hunting or having any firearms. Where they were being held on pharmacists to better understand
However Allen found a .40-cal- ,$201,000 bond each. complex molecules and tissues,
iber handgun in the door com- ''' They were arrested for pos- and in fact are responsible for
apartment of the truck. 's session of methamphetamine, the development of the MRI
The men, Allen said, were possession of a firearm while in technology that has changed the
acting as if they were under the ''the 'commission of a felony, face of modern medicine.
influence of drugs or alcohol. child endangerment and posses- The National High
Allen asked for help from FWC:" sion of drug paraphernalia. Magnetic Field Laboratory,
Officer Joe Brooks. Rio. also was charged with established by the National
The FWC officers request- possession of a firearm by a con- Science Foundation in 1990, is
ed further: help froti '. evicted felon, possessing a con-. the world's premier magnetic-
Okeechobee County Sheriff's cealed firearm and failure to reg- research facility.
Office detective Richard Bo' ;;ister'the airbbat. Walker also ,. It is operated jointly by
and a drug-certified canine. ;' faces charges of resisting' witli-' FSU, the University of Florida
Florida Highway Patr&6:'' out violence.and posses'sibpi.ofa (arid' Los Alamos National
Trooper Brian Timmons' alsof suspended drivers license. Laboratory, and is located in
responded tothe scene. : .FWC officers and the Tallahassee's Innovation Park.
The canine, Timmoris and-" 'Okeechobee County Sheriff's "The incredibly precise
Boss searched the vehicle 'and '"Office-are continuing the ih.es,., magnetic field of this 900-mega-
found eight grams of the "ice"l' tigation. hertz magnet immediately posi-
methamphetamine: and drug" tions our international chemistry


In the most recent survey,
consumers also said they had
less income and fewer people on
their gift lists because of chil-
dren moving out of the home,
divorce and other changes to
family structure.
Because last year's sales
were exceptionally strong,
retailers are likely to be disap-
pointed this year, Weitz said.
Survey results were consis-
tent across different income
groups although responses of
"more than last year" and "same
as last year" increased along
with income growth. In each of
the income groups, only a small
portion of consumers indicated
that they plan to spend more
than last year.
More consumers in the
high-income bracket of
$60,000-$99,999 indicated they
plan to spend more than last year
(15.7 percent) than did other
income groups. The percentages
were
14 percent for a low-income
group; 13.1 percent for a mid-
dle-income group.and 10 per-
cent for a very high-income
group.
Lower-income groups indi-
cated they planned to spend less
than last year than the higher-
income groups. These findings
suggest that discount retailers
might need to emphasize price-
based holiday promotions earli-
er than usual to increase traffic
and sales.
Because they plan to spend


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Photo courtesy of FSU
FSU's world-record sized
magnet.
and biology programs at the
forefront of magnetic resonance
research-research that will
help us understand the workings
of biological molecules, as well
as the workings of the cell and
the brain," said Greg Boebinger,
director of the magnet lab.
"Its large volume also
enables us to probe the unusual
properties of materials under
extreme conditions of heat and
pressure similar to those found
deep within the Earth."
At full strength, the magnet
has a magnetic field of 21 tes-
las-teslas being a scientific
measure of magnetic field inten-
sity.
Twenty-one teslas is rough-
ly 420,000 times the strength of
the Earth's magnetic field.
What makes the magnet
particularly useful for scientific
research, however, is not just its
power, but also its bore size-
105 millimeters, or slightly
more than 4 inches.
The bore is the space within
the magnet that holds the sample
being tested. The larger the bore
size, the larger the sample-and
the greater the range of scientif-
ic experiments that can be con-
ducted.
"This marks the successful
completion of the third of the
'Big Three' magnet projects on
which the magnet lab was
founded. Whereas our other big
magnet projects specialized in
making the most powerful mag-
netic fields, this magnet special-
izes in precision," Boebinger
said.
The 900-megahertz magnet
delivers 21-tesla magnetic fields


less, consumers also foresee
changing where and how they
shop. Sales at discount stores
such as Wal-Mart and Target
will be better compared to other
retailers. However, specialty
stores like The Gap will struggle
to lure consumers.
Only 7 percent of con-
sumers indicated that they will
spend more than last year at spe-
cialty stores; 54 percent said that
they will spend less than last
year and 39 percent said the
same as last year. Department
stores such as Macy's will not
see as much hardship as special-
ty stores.
Consumers plan to increase
spending at Web sites this year,
choosing Internet shopping over
traditional enclosed malls.
Consumers said they will
spend the same as last year in
the areas of food, entertainment
and electronics. They will spend
less than the last year on things
for home category, toys and
games and jewelry.
Despite the consistent sur-
vey results, spending on holiday
shopping will be swayed by
what retailers offer to consumers
this year, Weitz said.
"Considering increased sen-
sitivity to prices this year from
reduced disposable incomes,
retailers have to be smart this
year," Weitz said. "Consumers
will be looking for deals and
shopping more wisely than
before."


that vary by less than 0.0000002
teslas over a volume .roughly
equal to the size of a small
orange, Boebinger explained-
an accomplishment unrivaled
anywhere else in the world.
Timothy Cross, an FSU
chemistry and biochemistry pro-
fessor and director of the NMR
Spectroscop. and Imaging
Pri.gri'm at the magnet lab, said
the magnet will offer opportuni-
ties for observing specific chem-
ical and biological properties
that were not available at lower
magnetic fields.
"There are unique benefits
that arise at high fields-some
atoms become observable that
were not practical to observe at a
lower field," he said.
"In particular, we are find-
ing that oxygen, a major compo-
nent of most biological mole-
cules, is observable in the new
magnet. This provides us with a
new tool for studying biological
systems that was not previously
available."
Cross added that the magnet
can be used to determine the
shapes and chemical properties
of biological molecules such as
proteins and nucleic acids. This
is useful in determining how
certain drugs affect those mole-
cules.
"Pharmaceuticals or drugs
bind to biological molecules to
enhance the biological function
of useful molecules and inter-
fere with the function of damag-
ing ones," he explained.
"For instance, a drug called
amantadine binds to a particular
protein on the surface of the
influenza virus, preventing it
from functioning and thus stop-
ping the viral infection in its
tracks."
-In similar fashion, the elec-
trical and physical properties of
materials can be characterized,
leading to the development and
understanding of new materials,
Cross said.
SA team of engineers based
at the magnet lab worked for 13
years to develop, design, manu-
facture and test the giant magnet
at the laboratory.
In December 2005, the lab
also brought online the highest-
field "resistive" magnet in the
world.
The new, state-of-the-art,
35-tesla magnet, which incorpo-
rates "Florida-Bitter" technolo-
gy invented at the magnet lab,
also was designed and built on
the premises.
It will be used primarily for
physics and materials science
research.


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Page 8 Pinellas News Friday, December 1, 2006

Gene therapy shows


promise against


hereditary lung


disease


GAINESVILLE, Fla. An
experimental gene therapy to
combat alpha-1 antitrypsin defi-
ciency, a common hereditary
disorder that causes lung and
liver disease, has caused no
harmful effects in patients and
shows signs of being effective,
University of Florida researchers
say.
In a clinical trial,
researchers evaluated the safety
of using a so-called gene vector
- in this case an adeno-associ-
ated virus to deliver a correc-
tive gene to 12 patients who are
unable to produce a protein
essential for health called alpha-
1 antitrypsin.
"The primary end point in
the trial was to see whether it
was safe to give patients this
gene transfer vector and then to
try to begin to see if we could get
the dose into a range where we
would begin to replace the miss-
ing protein in the blood," said
Dr. Terence Flotte, a pediatri-
cian, geneticist and microbiolo-
gist with UF's College of
Medicine.
"We found that we can use
this agent safely and we also saw
evidence in the patients' blood
that the higher doses successful-
ly introduced the vector DNA. In
one patient we saw evidence for
a very brief period that some of
the alpha-I protein was being
produced, but not at a high
enough level to be beneficial."
The findings appeared
online today (Nov. 21) in the
journal Human Gene Therapy.
Physicians injected doses of
the virus containing copies of
the gene for alpha-1 antitrypsin
into the patients' upper arms.
Essentially, the virus is intended
to "infect" patients' cells with
replacement genes that will do
the necessary work to produce
alpha-1 protein. tF scientists
have successfully developed the
technique in animal models.
The next step is to test the
therapy with a different version
of the adeno-associated virus;
about 200 variations of the virus,
exist in nature.
"We have another version of
the virus that appears in animal
studies to be close to a thousand-
fold more potent at making pro-
tein," Flotte said.
"That's very encouraging to
us. So the next trial, which has
already begun,'is to use the new
version of the virus and take
patients through a similar range
of doses, in a very' similar
scheme, and see if we can main-
tain the safety while pumping up
the efficiency of the protein pro-
duction."
In most people, alpha-1
antitrypsin is made in the liver
and protects the lungs by coun-


teracting inflammatory products
that destroy lung tissue.
But about 100,000
Americans have alpha-1 antit-
rypsin deficiency, according to
the Miami-based Alpha-1
Foundation, a national not-for-
profit organization devoted to
finding a cure.
In addition, medical author-
ities suspect less than 5 percent
of affected individuals are diag-
nosed, often not until they are in
their mid- to late-30s, after
extensive lung damage occurs.
Shortness of breath, wheezing,
chronic cough and recurring
chest colds are signs of the dis-
ease.
It is important that alpha-1
patients avoid cigarette smoke,
said Dr. Mark Brantly, a profes-
sor of medicine and molecular
genetics and microbiology at
UF's College of Medicine who
develops clinical research pro-
grams aimed at developing ther-
apies for alpha-1 patients.
Alpha-I deficiency can in some
patients lead to emphysema and
cirrhosis, both progressive dis-
eases that can be fatal.
Alpha-1 patients with
symptoms of emphysema can be
treated through weekly intra-
venous injections of alpha-1 pro-
tein derived from human plasma.
The injections must continue
throughout a patient's life,
according to the American Lung
Association. It does not cure, but
it does appear to slow the pro-
gression of this disease.
Patients in the clinical trial -
10 men and two women who
ranged from 42 to 69 were
asked to discontinue their
replacement therapy 28 days
before receiving the gene thera-
py.
One volunteer who had not
been on protein replacement
therapy) exhibited .Jlo-le'el
expression' of alpha-I antit-
rypsin, which was detectable 30
days after receiving an injection.
However, residual levels of
alpha-1 antitrypsin from the
replacement therapy in the other
patients obscured whether the
alpha-1 gene had begun to
express protein.
"As the authors conclude,
the results set up the more inter-
esting approach of using other
AAV serotypes more suited for
muscle delivery as an alternative
with the same transgene in the
next trial," said Richard J.
Samulski, a professor of phar-
macology and director of the
University of North Carolina's
Gene Therapy Center.
"These studies are impor-
tant milestones that allow the
potential for gene correction of
AAT to advance, as well as the
(gene therapy) field in general.


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Electronic toys popular but not necessary,

expert says


A note to Santa: Although
electronic toys are becoming
more educational, "regular" toys
are still better, according to a
professor at Kansas State
University.
"While children do need
opportunities to explore their
environment independently, this
exploration time doesn't have to
be with flashy noise-making,
movable toys," said Linda
Crowe, associate professor of
communication sciences and dis-
orders.
"Traditional building
blocks, toy dishes and Mr. Potato
Head can allow a child to
explore and problem solve with-
out the bells and whistles."
Electronic toys pose several
possible dangers for children's
development, she said.
"Loud electronics have the
potential for hearing loss,"
Crowe said.
"Current reports suggest
that direct input of loud music
and other sounds through head-
phones are causing early hearing
loss.
"Also, a recent study
showed that children who have


only nonhuman input, such as
television or computers, do not
develop language normally,"
Crowe said.
"Young children need the
feedback others can provide to
affirm that the child's message is
correct or understandable, or to
offer a correction for incorrect
information a child may
express."
An additional problem with
electronics stems from the con-
stant change in visual stimuli,
which can promote short atten-
tion, according to Crowe.
"Most electronics provide
frequent changes in visual stim-
uli, such as flashing lights or
changing directions in move-
ment. Thus, children are not
required to focus on a stable
stimulus for any length of time,"
Crowe said.
"The recent surge in the
number of children medicated
for attention deficit disorder or
attention deficit/hyperactivity
disorder affirm the effect today's
electronics have on children's
ability to perform in school."
Despite these risks, Kevin
Gwinner, professor and head of


Influenza vaccination

week is Nov. 27 through


Dec. 3


The Pinellas County Health
Department has received an
additional shipment of 5,000
doses of adult flu vaccine.
Health officials recommend that
individuals take this opportunity
to get vaccinated against
influenza.
To raise awareness of the
importance of continuing
influenza vaccination through-
out November, December and
beyond, the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) has announced the desig-
nation of the week after
Thanksgiving as National
Influenza Vaccination Week.'
You can get a flu shot at
your own doctor's office, area
walk-in clinics, at flu shot
events hosted by local super-
markets and others or at the
Pinellas County Health
Department. There are' five
Pinellas County Health
Department centers:
St. Petersburg 205 Dr.
ML King Street North; 727-824-
6900
Clearwater 310 N. Myrtle
Avenue; 727-469-5800
Pinellas Park 6350 76th
Avenue North; 727-547-7780
Largo 12420 130th
Avenue North; 727-588-4040;
and
Tarpon Springs 301 South
Disston Avenue 727-942-
5457.
While vaccine supplies are
plentiful at this time, it is always
a good idea to call the center


first to check on availability and
hours.
The cost of a flu shot at the
health department is $25.
Pneumonia vaccines are also
available for $34. Bring your
Medicare card, health insurance
cards and a photo ID if paying
by check or credit card.
Getting a flu shot is the'sin-
gle best way for individuals to
protect themselves and their
loved ones against flu, which
each year infects 5 to 20 percent
of the U.S. population.
About 36,000 people'each
year die, and more than 200,000
people are hospitalized iri the
t:.S. due to influ'nza c6nmplica-
tions.
Health officials recommend
flu shots for everyone this year,
and especially for individuals in
the; following groups:
Individuals' age 50"' 'and
older;
Residents of and staff 'of
long-term care facilities;
Individuals with chronic
medical conditions and their,
household contacts;
Children aged six months to
five years of age, their house-
hold contacts and out-of-hohie
caregivers;
Pregnant women or women
who will be pregnant during flu
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K-State's department of market-
ing, said there are several modi-
fications the industry has made
to make electronics safer and
more positive for children.
"Some manufacturers are
trying to respond to the notion
that video games contribute to
childhood obesity," Gwinner
said.
"We're starting to see new
developments, as more manufac-
turers combine entertainment
with fitness.
"For example, the video
game "Dance Dance
Revolution" requires physical
interactivity.
Some school districts have
even put the game in schools to
promote exercise," Gwinner
said.
Electronic game manufac-
turers also are promoting more
mental activity, according to
Gwinner.
"Another trend is the push
to make games more than just
mindless activity," he said.
"Math games, trivia and other
"brainy" games are gaining pop-
ularity."
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can promote positive adult inter-
action, Crowe said.
"The educational, toys that
are being advertised currently
for toddlers and preschoolers
encourage parents to interact,
with their child and the toys dur-
ing toy manipulation," Crowe
said.
"Toy makers are recogniz-
ing the importance of adult
social mediation for children to
get the maximum benefit from.
their toys, such as LeapFrog and:
Baby Einstein."
No matter how developed
electronic games become, how-
ever, nothing takes the place of
traditional physical interaction,
Crowe said.
"The most effective ways to
promote a child's language
acquisition and development
include quality adult interaction
time, playing with and modeling
language during play, reading
the same stories over and over
on a regular basis and providing
a positive, nurturing environ-
ment. No special toys or gadgets
required," Crowe said.


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