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Vol. 25, No. 8; 1 Section, 8 pages February 23, 2007


Recalled peanut butter


Devil Rays receive grant


surfaces in St. Petersburg for landscaping project at


By Ricardo Gordillo
Staff Writer
After 290 reports linking peanut butter to a
rare strain of a Salmonella bacteria, the Food and
Drug Administration directed Wednesday that
consumers should not consume any Peter Pan
brand peanut butter jar that was produced after
May 2006.


The lid of this jar indicates that the product
came from a tainted batch.
The warning comes on the heels of a study
done by the Centers of Disease Control and
Prevention that previously linked 288 cases of
Salmonella poisoning in 39 states. In response to
the warning, ConAgra Foods Inc. has recalled
Peter Pan and Great Value brand peanut butter.
Consumers were previously warned not to
consume peanut butter from any jar with a code
starting with the lot number prefix 2111. As a
safety measure, the CDC is now cautioning that all
Peter Pan brand peanut butter jars produced after
May 2006, regardless of the code on the lid, be
returned to the store for a refund.
Although the bacteria has not been discovered
in the 2111-batch of Great Value brand peanut but-
ter, it is believed to be at a similar risk of contam-
ination because both brands are produced in the
same Sylvester, Georgia manufacturing plant.
ConAgra has ceased peanut butter production until
FDA agents discover the source of the Salmonella
contamination.


Photo: John Terrana
This jar came from a local supermarket in St.
Petersburg.
ConAgra's nationwide peanut butter
recall could cost the company as much as $60
million, the company said Tuesday.
The FDA reported that the first case of
Salmonella-related illness in connection to the
peanut butter might have occurred as early as
August of 2006.
Jeannine Mallory, the public director of infor-
mation at the Pinellas County Department of
Health, said that there have been no reports of
Salmonella-contaminated illnesses directly caused
by the tainted peanut butter in Pinellas County.
She added that only three cases have been report-
ed in Florida, all in separate counties of Alachua,
Hillsborough and Pasco.
A class-action lawsuit has also been filed by a
Seattle law firm, Marler Clark. The file seeks
restitution for consumers who have become sick
because of the peanut butter but have not been hos-
pitalized. As of Wednesday, a spokesperson for
the firm could not give an exact number of people
involved in the lawsuit.
"Somewhere between 2,500 and 3,000
people have called," Susan Shreck, a compa-
ny spokesperson, said.
Symptoms caused by the Salmonella-related
illness include fever, diarrhea and abdominal
cramps. Symptoms typically appear three days
after coming in contact with the bacteria. In some
cases,, Salmonella poisoning can become life-
threatening.


USF suffers 81-67


setback to No. 3



Connecticut

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) (February 20, 2007) -- UConn trailed 22-20 before taking the lead
Tina Charles scored a career-high 34 points and for good with a quick 8-0 surge. It was 38-32 at the
grabbed 17 rebounds Tuesday night, leading No. half, and the Huskies were never seriously threat-
3/3 ened after
Connecticut to" Renee
its 11 consecu- Montgomery
tive victory, 81- and Kalana
67 over USF. Green, who had
Charde 10 points and
Houston had 18 'V eight rebounds,


points and 10
rebounds as the
Huskies (25-2,
14-0 BIG


1w


scored to build
the advantage
to double dig-
its.


EAST) Nalini
clinched their.. Miller (Capital
first outright .Heights, Md.)
Big East regu- scored 18
lar-season title ... points and

gram's history. (Sarasota, Fla.)
in three years Shantia Grace
and remained (Sarasota, Fla.)
unbeaten added 17 for
through 14 5 4i USF. Bulls
league games Photo:USF leading scorer
for the sixth Nalini Miller has another big outing scoring a team-high 18 points Jessica
time in the pro- in the loss to UConn. Dickson
gram's history. (Ocala, Fla.)
USF (18-9, 8-6 BIG EAST) lost for the fourth was limited to two points in the second half and
time in five games, letting UConn gradually pull finished with 11 on 5-for-16 shooting.
away after keeping it close for a half before a Rachael Sheats (Marietta, Ga.) also tallied 12
crowd of 5,241 -- a record for a USF women's points and dished out a game-high six assists in the
home game. loss.
Charles, a 6-foot-4 freshman, made 14-of-19 USF will not have much time to relax. The
shots from the field and went 6-for-7 at the foul Bulls will hit the road to face No. 19/19 Marquette
line to surpass her previous scoring high of 20. Her in Milwaukee on Saturday before returning home
17 rebounds -- eight in the second half -- were two for the regular season finale on Feb. 26 against
shy of the 19 she had against Syracuse on Jan. 13., Seton Hall at 7 p.m.


Tropicana Field


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rays
Baseball Foundation, the charitable arm of the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays, has been awarded a grant
from the Pinellas County Environmental Fund
(PCEF) for a landscaping project to include the


planting of
nearly 50 dif-
ferent species
of native veg-
etation along
the exterior of
Tropicana
Field. The
project will
focus on the
area along
Booker
Creek, a vital
tributary to
three counties
in the Tampa
Bay region
that winds
near the
rotunda
entrance on
the east side
of Tropicana
Field.
PCEF


The landscaping project was desig
Triska of Phil Graham Studio to educe
ecosystems.


awards grants for projects that will implement the
on-the-ground habitat conservation recommenda-
tions that have been developed through the Tampa
Bay Estuary Program and its related partnerships.
The project was designed by Phil Graham and
Brian Triska of Phil Graham Studio to educate vis-
itors about natural ecosystems and water conser-
vation through interactive signage and displays.
"We feel very fortunate to have been chosen
to receive this grant and want to thank the agencies
involved for allowing it to happen," said Rays
President Matt Silverman. "Protecting the environ-
ment is obviously something that concerns all of
us. The project should be a great source of pride
for all of us and will be a perfect compliment to
the changes we are planning for the exterior of the
stadium."
"We view this as a 'home run' for the.entire
community," said Ronnie Duncan, current
Chairman of the Pinellas County Board of County
Commissioners.
"This innovative project has the potential to


reach many thousands of baseball fans with impor-
tant messages about the benefits of Florida-friend-
ly landscaping to the Tampa Bay watershed. We
applaud the Devil Rays organization for stepping
up to the plate and taking a leadership role in pro-
tecting our
environment."
Forty-five
' different kinds
of indigenous
iii plants will
Account for
nearly 200
native trees and
over 5,000
shrubs and
groundcover.
. Work on
the.project will
will- be locd t. h begin this
wl month and is
F expected to be
a completed in
he PCEF i ,au .. time for the
Rays home
:,ne Cou,-, ad b., Ci 3 ii",: opener against
ned by Phil Graham and Brian the Toronto
ate visitors about natural Blue Jays on
April 6.

Informational signs educating guests on the
various types of vegetation featured in the project
will be located throughout the area and the PCEF
will have a marketing presence inside Tropicana
Field to educate fans on environmental issues such
as eliminating pollution and understanding
Florida-friendly landscaping.
'The PCEF is a unique partnership between the
Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners,
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), and the National Fish
and Wildlife Foundation.
These three groups share the common goals
of actively pursuing the protection, restoration,
and enhancement of fish and wildlife habitat
around Tampa Bay. PCEF is funded by the
Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners,
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, and corporate and individual
sponsors. The National Fish and Wildlife
Foundation administers all grant awards on behalf
of PCEF.


TALLAHASSEE, FL As Floridians prepare
to file their annual tax returns, Attorney General
Bill McCollum today warned consumers about
potential scams which are prevalent during tax
season.
Among the most common of these is "phish-
ing," which occurs when individuals pose as
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees and
send consumers e-mails seeking personal informa-
tion, allegedly for the purpose of processing
refunds.
E-mail headers generally appear official, with
language such as "Refund Notice" or other
innocuous subject lines.
These communications seek to lure taxpayers
into supplying names, social security numbers,
credit card information and other personal identi-
fication information. The IRS does not send e-
mails asking for personal information to process
refunds.
Consumers can visit the agency's website at
http://www.IRS.gov and click on "Where's My
Refund" to check on the status of their refunds.
Another scheme which often surfaces during
tax season is an e-mail campaign from counterfeit
charities seeking contributions.
The simulated "charities" then claim the con-
tributions will reduce the consumers' tax liability.
Social Security refund scams are also common,
which are based on offers of social security tax
refunds, even though no such refund exists.
In this scheme, an offer is made to file the


refund for a fee to the consumer of which a per-
centage of the anticipated refund is requested up
front.
Attorney General McCollum offered the fol-
lowing recommendations to consumers in order
for them to avoid falling prey to tax time scam-
mers:
SNever giye out personal identification infor-
mation to anyone who is
soliciting money.
SDo not respond to e-mails asking for infor-
mation relating to refunds.
The IRS's website is the legitimate source for
checking on refund status.
Do not give third parties money for income
taxes on prizes. A legitimate prize distributor must
send prize recipients the IRS form 1099 which
states the value of the prize won and must be filed
with a consumer's tax return.
SResearch charities before sending them
money and do not respond to e-mail solicitations
for money. The Better Business Bureau has a char-
ity research page at http://www.bbb.org which
helps identify legitimate charities.
Do not let anyone purporting to be an agent
for the IRS into your home unless he or she has
proper identification.
Consumers who believe they may be victims
of fraud may contact the Attorney General's fraud
hotline at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226)
or file a complaint online at http://myfloridale-
gal.com.


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St. Pete Events



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Feb. 23 SIDE BY SIDE. Creative Clay, Inc. Cultural Arts
Center, 1124 Central Ave. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Artwork by Creative
Clay staff and member artists. Free. www.creativeclay.org or 727-
825-0515.
Feb. 23 TAMPA BAY SYMPHONY MADE IN THE USA.
Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. 8 p.m. Features John Wilson nar-
rating A Lincoln Portrait. $15. www.tampabaysymphony.com or
727-867-6505.
Feb. 24 THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA RAYMOND
JAMES SUPER POPS ROGER WILLIAM'S PIANO MAGIC.
Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. 8 p.m. $24 to $52. www.flori-
daorchestra.org or 800-662-7286.
Feb. 24 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS FANFEST. Tropicana
Field, One Tropicana Dr. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual celebration with
Rays players and fun activities, www.devilrays.com or 727-825-
3413
Feb. 24 & 25 FLORIDA WINGFEST. Vinoy Park,
Bayshore Dr. & 5th Ave. N.E. Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Family oriented chicken wing festival with live entertain-
ment and fun activities. $5. www.floridawingfest.com 727-392-
7610.
Feb. 25 SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT WITH PAUL RUS-
ESABAGINA. USF St. Petersburg Campus Activities Center, 140
7th Ave. S. 1 to 2 p.m. Paul Rusesabagina is the General Manager,
Hotel des Mille Collines, better known as Hotel Rwanda. Free. 727-
820-0100 ext. 265.
Feb. 25 -ANNUAL SUNSHINE CITY BANDS CONCERT
Williams Park, 4th St. & 2nd Ave. N. 2 p.m. Weekly musical vari-
ety show held every Sun. through the winter season. Free. 727-898-
1541.
Feb. 28 FESTIVAL OF STATES CLOWN ALLEY
SCHOOL BEGINS. Children and adults learn character defini-
tion, make-up, costuming and performance techniques. Classes
continue through march. Additional information TBA. www.festi-
valofstates.com or 727-321-9888.
Mar. 1 SPORTS: WHAT REALLY GOES ON BEHIND
THE SCENES. Eckerd College Continuing Education Center,
4200 54th Ave. S. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Representatives from the
Devil Rays share their experiences of what really happens behind
the field. Free. www.eckerd.org/olli or 727-864-7600.
Mar. 2 USF PRESENTS TRISHA BROWN DANCE
COMPANY. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. Performance of the
legendary company presents exciting, post-modern, artistic dance
movement. www.mahaffeytheater.com or 727-892-5767.
Mar. 2 GET DOWNTOWN. Central Ave. from 2nd to 3rd
St. 5:30 to 10 p.mi Live music and festive street party. Free. 727'-
393-3597.
Mar. 2 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS vs. NEW YORK
YANKEES. Spring Training Opening Day. Progress Energy Park,
230 1st St. S. 1:05 p.m. Spring training game. $7 to $20. www.dev-
ilrays.com or 727-898-RAYS.
Mar. 2 & 3 2007 GASPARILLA CLASSIC. Tropicana
Field, One Tropicana Dr. One of the largest gymnastics meets in the
US. www.lightningcity.com or 813-558-0035.
Mar. 3 -SPECIAL OLYMPICS AREA VI SUMMER
GAMES. Lakewood High School, 1400 54th Ave. S. 6 a.m. to 4
p.m. Track and field, soccer, volleyball, tennis, bocce and motor
activities for people with intellectual disabilities, www.sopinel-
las.com or 727-462-1556.
Mar. 3 THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA PROGRESS
ENERGY MASTERWORKS THE LEGENDAY
SKROWACZEWSKI. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. 8 p.m. $24
to $52. www.floridaorchestra.org or 800-662-7286.
Mar. 4 CROP HUNGER WALK. Sunshine Center, 330 5th
St. N. 1:30 p.m. One of 2000 walks in the US to fight hunger world-
wide. 727-578-1119.
Mar. 4 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS vs. TORONTO BLUE
JAYS. Progress Energy Park, 230 1st St. S. 1:05 p.m. Spring train-
ing game. $7 to $20. www.devilrays.com or 727-898-RAYS.
Mar. 9 & 11 THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA MADAMA
BUTTERFLY. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. 8 p.m. A collabo-
ration with the Sarasota Opera Association Inc. that tells the roman-
tic tale of a young geisha who falls in love with a handsome
American naval officer. $25 to $100. www.floridaorchestra.org or
800-662-7286.
Mar. 9 to 11 CAJUN ZYDECO CRAWFISH FESTIVAL.
Vinoy Park, Bayshore Dr. & 7th Ave. N.E. Live entertainment, fiery
Cajun cuisine featuring over 10,000 pounds of crawfish, arts &
crafts and children's activities. $12 Fri., $15 Sat., $12 Sun., $35
weekend. www.cajunconnection.org or 727-892-5767.
Mar. 10 ABILITIES WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL.
Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr. Enjoy premium wines, tastes
from 40 gourmet restaurants, bid on 400 auction items plus live
entertainment. www.abilitiesfoundation.com or 727-538-7370 ext.
349.
Mar. 11 SPA BEACH SPLASH. Spa Beach Park, 615 2nd

Christ 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




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


Ave. N.E. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family oriented marine discovery day
with fun activities for kids to explore the bay. Free. www.pieraquar-
ium.org or 727-894-1503.
Mar. 11 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS vs. HOUSTON
ASTROS. Progress Energy Park, 230 1st St. S. 1:05 p.m. Spring
training game. $7 to $20. www.devilrays.com or 727-898-RAYS.
Mar. 11 ANNUAL SUNSHINE CITY BANDS CON-
CERTS. Williams Park, 4th St. & 2nd Ave. N. 2 p.m. Weekly musi-
cal variety show held every Sun. through the winter season. Free.
727-898-1541.
Mar. 11 GULF TO BAY CHORUS SWEET ADELINES
PRESENTS APPLAUSE '07. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave. N.
3 p.m. Heart warming family entertainment with guest quartets, the
Hot Shots and PolyFonix. $15, $5 under 18. www.gulftobay.org or
727-725-7464.
Mar. 12 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS vs. DETROIT
TIGERS. Progress Energy Park, 230 1st St. S. 1:05 p.m. Spring
training game. $7 to $20. www.devilrays.com or 727-898-RAYS.
Mar. 12 THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA IN CON-
CERT. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. One of the worlds most
revered symphonic emsembles featuring conductor Miguel Harth-
Bedoya. www.mahaffeytheater.com or 727-892-5767.
Mar. 13 VOTE TODAY. Pinellas County, polling locations
are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vote for the Penny for Pinellas and munic-
ipal referendums today. www.stpete.org/pennyforpinellas.htm or
727-893-7250.
Mar. 13 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS vs. PHILADELPHIA
PHILLIES. Progress Energy Park, 230 1st St. S. 1:05 p.m. Spring
training game. $7 to $20. www.devilrays.com or 727-898-RAYS.
Mar. 14 FESTIVAL OF STATES JUNIOR SUNGOD-
DESS PRELIMINARIES. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave. N.
Additional information TBA. www.festivalofstates.com or 727-321-
9888.
Mar. 14 to 18 SPIFFS 32ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL
FOLK FAIR. Vinoy Park, Bayshore Dr. & 5th Ave. N.E. Sat. 10
a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. noon to 6 p.m. 30 different ethnic groups invite
you to have a taste of their culture by browsing their native goods,
sampling their traditional foods -and enjoying educational perfor-
mances. School days Wed., Thu., Fri. Open to public Sat. and Sun.
$10 adults, free children under 12. www.spiffs.org or 727-552-1896.
Mar. 18 BAY TO BAY RUN. 12k starts at 1st Ave. S and
Park St., ending at The Pier. 5k starts at the Gills YMCA, ending at
The Pier. 5k 7:45 a.m., 12k 8:15 a.m., kids run 9:45 a.m., 1 mile fun
run 10 a.m. Perfect spring fitness outing the whole family can par-
ticipate in. Post race celebration at Cha Cha Coconuts, on the 5th
floor of the Pier. Registration fee $8 to $38 depending on race and
date registered. www.runbaytobay.com or 727-367-7223.
Mar. 28 FESTIVAL OF STATES JUNIOR SUNGOD-
DESS FINALS. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave. N. Additional
information TBA. www.festivalofstates.com or 727-321-9888.
Mar. 30 GET DOWNTOWN / FAST FRIDAY. Central
Ave. from 2nd to 3rd St. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Special Get Downtown
street party in celebration of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Free. 727-393-3597;
Mar. 31 FESTIVAL OF STATES DAY PARADE.
Additional information TBA. www.festivalofstates.com or 727-321-
9888.
Apr. 4 FESTIVAL OF STATES MIDFEST SOCIAL.
Additional information TBA. www.festivalofstates.com or 727-321-
9888.
Apr. 6 GET DOWNTOWN. Central Ave. from 2nd to 3rd St.
5:30 to 10 p.m. Live music and festive street party. Free. 727-393-
3597.
Apr. 6 FESTIVAL OF STATES COMEDY SHOWCASE.
Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave. N: Additional information TBA.
www.festivalofstates.coni or 727-321-9888.
Apr. 12 FESTIVAL OF STATES SONGWRITERS
SHOWCASE. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Av.epNN: Additional
information TBA. v x \.t'est;i alofsiaies con or 727-321-9888.
Apr. 13 FESTIVAL OF STATES HARVEYS 5K RUN.
North Straub Park, Bayshore Dr. & 5th Ave. N.E. Additional infor-
mation TBA. www.festivalofstates.com or' 727-321-9888.
Apr. 13 FESTIVAL OF STATES ILLUMINATED NIGHT
PARADE & FESTIVAL FIREWORKS. Additional information
TBA. www.festivalofstates.com or 727-321-9888.
Apr. 14 FESTIVAL OF STATES FUNFEST. Downtown
Parks. Includes Festival of Pets, KidsFest, Open Car, Motorcycle &
Truck Show and The Headline Concert. Additional information
TBA. www.festivalofstates.com or 727-321-9888.
Apr. 14 & 15 FESTIVAL OF STATES ARTS & CRAFTS
SHOW. South Straub Park, Bayshore Dr. & 1st Ave. N.E.
Additional information TBA. www.festivalofstates.com or 727-321-
9888.


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TV or not TV? That's not a

question for the

government

Technology waits for no one. In recent years, for example, MP3
files have supplanted the compact disc as the best way to store and
listen to music, just as CDs themselves replaced vinyl albums and
cassette tapes two decades ago.
Technological advances tend to happen fairly painlessly, and
the federal government has never felt compelled to help citizens
upgrade their entertainment systems. Until now.,
In two years, by statute, broadcast television as we've always
known it will go away. On Feb. 18, 2009, all analog broadcast sig-
nals will be replaced by digital signals. The picture will be sharper
and clearer -- no more of the old-fashioned snow or ghosts on the
screen.
Of course, even if the switchover occurred tomorrow, most of
us wouldn't notice it. Only about 15 percent of American households
still hook up an antenna to watch TV. Everyone else has cable or
satellite service, which will still work just fine after the digital
switchover.
But anyone who wants to keep watching TV the old-fashioned
way will need to buy a new set or plug in a converter box. And here's
where Congress comes in. In 2005, lawmakers agreed to pay at least
$990 million to subsidize the cost of converter boxes. They were
even prepared to spend as much as $1.5 billion. That would be the
same as every household kicking in $13 in taxes to help a handful
of people buy converter boxes.
This is absurd. Where's the compelling national interest to jus-
tify government subsidies for high-tech entertainment equipment?
In fact, this is nothing more than a corporate welfare program. The
broadcasters and equipment-makers are the ones who'll benefit from
the handout.
Still, the Commerce Department has dutifully drafted a plan to
help cable-free viewers upgrade. Each eligible household will be
able to collect as many as two $40 coupons toward the purchase of
converter boxes, which are expected to cost $50 to $75. The con-
verter coupons alone could cost taxpayers as much as $1.36 billion.
But, wait -- there's more!
You see, in some homes, people have TVs that aren't hooked up
to their cable. Maybe they keep an extra set in the kitchen to watch
the morning news shows or in the bedroom to catch the late-night
talkers. Some lawmakers say it's unfair that those sets will soon
become useless.
Last fall, Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), now the chairman of the
House Commerce Committee, sent the Bush administration a letter
co-signed by 19 other lawmakers. It complained that the proposed
:eonvrter-box policy "disadvantages the poor, the elderly,; minority
groups, and, those,-with multiple television -sets in iLheir hone."
Dingell and the others insist the present plan would "unfairly disen-
franchise consumers with perfectly good televisions" who ought to
have access to a "government-backed plan to hold them harmless."
That's right. There's a new "victim" group in town: the unfortu-
nates who struggle with the burden of "multiple television sets."
Let's get serious. There's no "right" to watch television, and it's not
up to the federal government to make sure people can.
Of course, some will argue the government bears some respon-
sibility here, because the TV switchover is only happening because
the government is taking back the frequencies that analog signals
are broadcast on.
This ignores the fact that, a decade ago, the government also
gave broadcasters new frequencies to deliver digital signals. Since
then, they've been using both sets of frequencies, free of charge. One
reason for the switch is so that Uncle Sam can finally auction off the
existing TV frequencies and collect billions of dollars. Doing so will
allow companies to use this space to deliver new wireless services,
from expanded smart phones to wireless Internet connections.
The bottom line is that it makes no sense to use taxpayer money
to help TV viewers upgrade their receivers. There's no reason for the
government to be in the business of providing television equipment.
It's time to pull the plug on this foolish subsidy.

Edwin Feulner is president of The Heritage Foundation (her-
itage.org), a Washington-based public policy research institute and
co-author of the new book Getting America Right.







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McGrady and Curbeam talk in the shuttle simulator.

It was a crowd pleaser at the Toyota Center on Feb. 5: a shout-
out to NASA, the Rockets put another check in the "win" column
and T-Mac got his jersey back.
When the Rockets' Tracy "T-Mac" McGrady was asked last
year what he'd be doing if he weren't a pro basketball player, he said
"astronaut." That led to a visit to JSC for a day of livin' the dream.
Fox Sports Network was producing a program about Rockets'
dream jobs and McGrady told the Rockets' PR department he was a
space fan. Then he said they "made some calls."
"I have always been interested in what these guys do to get
ready for their missions," McGrady said. So last August he was put
through some astronaut training and a lesson in Mission Control
101. McGrady flew in the motion-based simulator and performed a
spacewalk courtesy of the Virtual Reality Lab.
Floating through virtual space was a dizzying but unique expe-
rience for him.
"Y'all wouldn't believe how this actually feels," he said.
Bob Curbeam, one of the mission specialists from the STS-116
Discovery crew, and Paul Uranga, Control Propulsion Instructor,
coached McGrady during his stint in the simulator where he was at
the controls for a launch and three landings.
"I really feel like I'm in space, man," McGrady said after a few
minutes into launch.
Gaining confidence after being surprised at how smooth the ride
was at virtual Mach 7, he said, "I just want everyone to know in
Houston that T-Mac is flying this thing."
Then came the attempts at landing.
The first two went well. "I got this thing locked in, baby," he
said as he steered on target.
But Uianga threw in a curveball for the last attempt by pro-
gramming in some bad weather -- including lightening -- causing
McGrady to say, "he's playing games with me."
"Guys, please say your prayers 'cause this ain't looking too
good," he.joked.
Two out of three ain't bad.
I;The ye/hand coordination that all great athletes have, showed
in'the;simtuator -- he didvery, very well,"'Curbeam, said ... "
*""Nobody can top my day," an enthusiastic McGrady said after
landing the shuttle. Then he handed his red #1 jersey to Curbeam.
and said, "It'll be a huge honor if you can take this up."
McGrady puts up points for the Rockets as a small
forward/shooting guard. He's a two-time NBA scoring champion
and was selected as a starter for the 2007 NBA All Star game in




USF men's golf



fifth after first



two rounds at



Rio Pinar


TAMPA,
Fla. Junior
Jason Elliott
carded a 1-
under-par 143
on the first
day to lead the
S o University of
South Florida
men's golf
team to fifth
place overall,
Sllfollowing two
rounds at the
Rio Pinar Intercollegiate held at the Rio Pinar Country Club in
Orlando, Fla.
Elliott carded a 2-under-par 70, followed by a 1-over-par 73 to
tie for fifth in the event, just seven strokes behind individual leader
Brett Myers of Tulsa.
Twelve strokes separate the top five teams in the event as No.
17 Tulsa leads the way at 572, followed by Chattanooga (575), Ole
Miss (579), Louisville (583) and USF (584).
Junior Tyler Hitchcock is tied for eighth, carding a 75-69 144,
followed by senior Justin Fetcho's 32nd-place 72-76 148.
Senior Kevin Tilbury carded consistent 75s for a two-round
150, while classmate Luis Cargiulo registered 78-75 153 in his
first event as a Bull.

5 USF, 292-292 584
T 5 Jason Elliott, 70-73 143
T.8 Tyler Hitchcock, 75-69 144
T 32 Justin Fetcho, 72-76 148
T 53 Kevin Tilbury, 75-75 150
T 73 Luis Cargiulo, 78-75 153


Vegas next week -- his seventh time to be picked for the All Star
game.
Curbeam is no stranger to setting the bar either -- he holds the
record for most shuttle spacewalks in a single mission with four dur-
ing Discovery's last ride in December.
Fast forward six months and Curbeam is standing near half
court in the Toyota Center -- not trying for a three-pointer but return-
ing McGrady's jersey.
Next to him were fellow Discovery crew members Mark
Polansky, Joan Higginbotham and Nicholas Patrick -- all surround-
ed by the Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, the media and thou-
sands of people, including JSC Director Mike Coats and many
NASA employees.
The Rockets' announcer made the introductions and then said,
"Let's hear it for the STS-116 crew and Tracy McGrady." Curbeam
then handed over the jersey to T-Mac as they shook hands.
Before December, that jersey had soared to high points, but not
250 miles high. It was well traveled, but hadn't gone 5.3 million
miles around the Earth. Now it's going to be preserved.
"Beamer gave me a picture of him wearing the jersey and a cer-
tificate saying it was flown in space so I'll definitely get them all
framed and maybe hang it in my home gym," McGrady said.
Curbeam said earlier in the day that he loves basketball. And
when the Rockets offered up the jersey he thought, "It's cool to be
able to do something for the team and for those guys. I wish them
all the luck and something like this might spur them on to do well
tonight and the rest of the season."
And they did well. Very well. The Rockets blew out the T-
Wolves 105-77.
The evening before the game, Fox broadcast the program fea-
turing T-Mac's visit to JSC. McGrady drew a comparison to being
an astronaut and playing basketball -- both require "hard.work, ded-
ication and being a team player," he said.
"I learned so much. And if NASA ever needs another comman-
der, I'm definitely their man," he said with a wink at the end of the
show, then thanked everyone at NASA for the experience.
When Curbeam was asked if he would switch roles and train to
be a Rocket for the day, he said, "I must admit, I think that T-Mac
would make a much better astronaut than I would a pro basketball
player."
But if not an astronaut, what would be Curbeam's second career
choice? "I would definitely be a Sports Center anchor for ESPN --
that is the dream job," he said.


-
Image credit: Bill Baptist/Houston Rockets
McGrady experiences "floating" in virtual reality.



St. Petersburg



approves funding



for homeless



initiatives


St. Petersburg, Fla. St.
Petersburg City Council
approved $150,000 in funding to
add to the county's current
efforts to assist St. Petersburg's
homeless population in finding
immediate 90-day housing,
transportation and other social
services.
Mayor Rick Baker, city,
county and community leaders
announced a five point initiative
that identifies near-term and
long-term goals that will help
the Homeless Leadership
Network to accelerate imple-
mentation of the county's 10-
Year Plan to End Homelessness.
One of the near-term goals iden-
tifies the provision of immediate
housing assistance to the current
year's winter influx of street
homeless populations through-
out the county. Mayor Baker
requested that City Council pass
the funding measure in order to
assist with the current need for
housing. Frank Murphy, presi-
dent of Catholic Charities, is
leading the effort to find avail-
able housing units. Also, local
housing officials with the assis-
tance of the Department of
Housing & Urban Development
- are working to identify housing
where rent vouchers may be
used. With this increased fund-
ing, it is anticipated that social


service agencies will be able to
place approximately 75 people
in housing for up to 90 days.
The five point initiative
includes federal assistance to
review the 10-year plan from the
U.S. Interagency Council on
Homelessness; increased imme-
diate shelter funding by both the
city and county; a "Project
Homeless Connect" service and
job fair for those affected by
homelessness; a public/private
task force to locate a set of 150
to 200 bed transitional facilities;
and a homelessness summit to
be held within the next 45 days
to address concerns of business-
es and neighborhoods.
"The homeless issues facing
communities across this country
are complicated," said Mayor
Rick Baker. "To make a signifi-
cant impact, we need to bring
everyone to the table from all
levels of government and the
community. Through the coun-
ty's 10-year plan and our efforts
to help them, that is exactly what
we are doing."
City Council Chair John
Bryan said, "St. Petersburg City
Council supports this funding,
and joins the county and the
community at large to help move
forward the 10-Year Plan to End
Homelessness."


NASA night with the Houston



Rockets begins with McGrady



trading spaces


that helps with the sculpting of is disrupted-to favor LTD, the
memory," Foster said. "After all, unchecked synaptic weakening
we do not remember everything leads to memory loss. The good
in perfect detail and we would news is we are developing a
not want to. This same mecha- good understanding of these
nism probably is used to clear mechanisms, and that will help
the brain circuits and make them us find ways to protect memory."
ready to be used the next day. Foster's work was support-
However, this mechanism in ed by the National Institutes of
excess may lead to rapid forget- Health and an Evelyn F.
ting as seen during brain aging." McKnight Brain Research grant.
Foster's lab group used aged


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Problem


forgetting may be a


mechanism gone


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GAINESVILLE, Fla. and young rats to examine the
Better tie that string around your relationships between LTD,
finger a little tighter, aging and memory. The animals
It may turn out the reason were trained, to find a hidden
some people grow increasingly platform to climb out of a pool
forgetfulas,they age is less aboqt.,-of water r something they
how old;theyrl e and mover aut lei ned qu ic kk ith lepeiticLn -
subtle changes in the way the When the researchers exam-
brain files memories and makes ined the animals' neurons and
room for new ones differ- used a slow, weak electrical sig-
ences perhaps better blamed on nal to make the synapses less
patterns of cell-to-cell communi- sensitive an effort to squelch
cation than the number of birth- or depress the cellular communi-
day candles decorating the cake. cation he found that the sam-
A researcher with the ples from younger animals and
McKnight/Brain Institute of the older animals that had the high-
University of Florida has found est memory scores throughout
that rats become forgetful their lives were more resistant to
because a routine part of the the interference. However, aged
memory process falls out of kil- animals with impaired memories
ter, no matter their ages. displayed what was termed as
This change seems to be "robust long-terri depression."
related to the chemicals neces- Going back to the phone
sary for brain cells to communi- call example, not only did the
cate with each other. The find- rest of the room get quieter, the
ings, published this month in the callers did, too. The assumption
online edition of Neurobiology is if a memory is encoded by
of Learning and Memory, making synapses stronger, then
expand the possibility that drugs memory can be disrupted by
or therapies could be developed something that weakens those
to tune up the brain's memory connections.
mechanisms. "When we see someone we
"Aging is associated with an know or perhaps even ourselves
increased rate of forgetting," becoming more forgetful, we
said Thomas Foster, the Evelyn now know that this is not an
F. McKnight chair for brain inevitable process," Foster said.
research in memory loss at the "Further, as we begin to under-
College of Medicine. "My work stand the mechanisms of memo-
indicates that the problem may ry, it becomes possible to predict
be a slight shift in a normal for- promising targets for therapeutic
getting mechanism." strategies aimed at postponing or
Scientists believe a memory alleviating age-related memory
forms when. communication impairment."
increases between brain cells Foster said it will be impor-
called neurons. During memory tant to understand whether a
formation, signals jump across change in cellular signaling is
narrow gaps between cells called necessary to enable new memo-
synapses, and this output ries to be formed by discarding
becomes increasingly larger. old ones.
But for this activity to effi- "The basic gist is that infor-
ciently create a memory, it helps mation storage requires a bal-
if signaling decreases among ance between mechanisms that
less-involved neurons. It's like make synapses stronger and
quieting other people in the weaker," said Mark F. Bear,
room so you can have a phone director of the Picower Institute
conversation. Scientists call the for Learning and Memory at the
process of decreasing the signal Massachusetts Institute of
at less-involved synapses "long- Technology, who was not
term depression," or LTD. involved with the research. "In
"This is a normal process aging and disease, if that balance












Page 4 Pinellas News Friday, February 23, 2007


Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 07-620-ES
DIVISION: 4
UCN: 522007CP000620XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF JUNE D. MOFFLER,
also known as JUNE DOLORES MOFFLER,
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 JUNE D. MOF-
FLER, also known as JUNE DOLORES MOFFLER, deceased,
File Number 07-620-ES. 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 December 7th, 2006; that the total value of the
estate is $16,302.34 and that the names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:

Name Address
MARY E. MOFFLER SEGER 8287 Robin Hood Drive
Trifalgar, IN 46181

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons hav-
ing 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 htis
court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE
TIME PERIOD, 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 February 16th.
2007.
Person Giving Notice:
MARY E. MOFFLER
8287 Robin Hood Drive
Trafalgar, IN 46181


J. GERARD CORREA
275 96TH AVENUE NORTH
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33702
Telephone: (727) 577-9876
By: J. GERARD CORREA, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 330061/SPN 00214292
i010n Febh 16 93 2007


021605


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
CASE NO. 06-7639-Cl-11

EDITH VESPER AS TRUSTEE,
U/T/D 4-12-94
Plaintiff,
vs.
SANDRA J. COVELESKIE, if living,
and all.unknown parties claiming by,
through, under, and against the above
named defendantss, who are not
known to be dead or alive whether said
unknown parties may claim an interest
as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or
other claimants,
Defendants.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment
dated February 8, 2007 and entered into Civil Court Action 06-
7639-CI-ll in the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in
and for Pinellas County, Florida in which EDITH VESPER as
TRUSTEE U/T/D 4-12-94, is the Plaintiff and SANDRA J. COV-
ELESKIE, is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at 545 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg,
Florida, 33701, in Pinellas County, Florida, beginning at 11:00
AM on March 8, 2007, the following described property as set
forth in the Order which is:

Lot 12, Block 18, COLONIAL PARK, according to the
plat thereof,.as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 14 of the
Public Records of Pinellas County, Florida.

Commonly known as: 5537 Dartmouth Avenue, St.
Petersburg, FL 33710 :. : . .

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from theisale,
if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 9 day of February, 2007.

Ken Burke
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Joyce R. Solomon
Deputy Clerk


10470


Feb 9. 16. 2007


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN.AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION NO.: 06-008275-CI

NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs. ,
CONNIE E. WEISHAN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CONNIE E. WEISHAN;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 12, 2007, entered in
Case No. 06-008275-CI, of the Circuit Court of the 6th Judicial
Circuit in and for PINELLAS County, Florida. NOVASTAR
MORTGAGE, INC. is Plaintiff and CONNIE E. WEISHAN;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CONNIE E. WEISHAN;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash IN THE MAIN LOBBY OF THE PINELLAS
COUNTY JUDICIAL BUILDING, 545 FIRST AVENUE
NORTH, ST. PETERSBURG, PINELLAS COUNTY. FLORI-
DA, at 11:00 am.. on the 15 day of March, 2007. the following
property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

LOTS I AND 2, BLACK B, VIRGINIA PARK,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 9, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property owner as of the date of this lis pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after.the sale.
Dated this 13 day of February, 2007.
This notice is provided pursuant to to Administrative Order
No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if
you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the
Court Administrator at 315 Court Street, Rm. 170, Clearwater, FI
33756, Phone No. (727)464-4062 within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-
995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Joyce R. Solomon
As Deputy Clerk

Kahane & Associates, P.A.
1815 Griffin Road, Suite 200
Dania Beach, Fl 33004
Telephone: (954) 920-4000
Telefacsimile: (954) 920-2999
18283 Feb 16, 23, 2007 021618

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY

Scott Kosta, Aaron Kosta and Deborah Kosta
1372 Bay Harbor Drive, Apt. #207
Palm Harbor, Florida 34685

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to Scott Kosta, Aaron Kosta
and Deborah Kosta, and any and all other interested parties that
the following described property will be sold at a public sale pur-
suant to Florida Statutes section 715.109 on March 1, 2007. at
10:00 a.m. at: Sabal Palm at Boot Ranch, Management Office,
1350 Seagate Drive. Palm Harbor. Florida 34685.

Recliner, 3 TV stands/tables. 3 desks, 2 coffee tables, din-
ing table/chairs, rocking chair, bench, small tables, china
cabinet, 3 boxes of linens, laptop, dresser w/mirror, 4
dressers, 2 beds w/box springs, 2 beds w/mattress, 2 bed
frames, bag of clothes, beach umbrellas on chairs, 4 lawn
chairs, cooler, vacuum, mirror, lamp, end table.
18220 Fheb 16n 23t' 007 lli


NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION UCN: 52206CA007602XXCICI
REF: 06-007602-CI-011

AMSOUTH BANK,
Plaintiff.
vs.
MEAGAN H. LINDSAY. ET AL,
Defendants.

CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG.
FLORIDA
Crossclaim Plaintiff
vs.
MEGAN H. LINDSAY, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE. IF ANY OF, MEAGAN H.
LINDSAY; ST. PETERSBURG
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING
SERVICES, INCORPORATED; ET
AL,
Crossclaim Defendant.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to the SUM-
MARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE ON CROSS-
CLAIM entered in this cause in the Circuit Court of Pinellas
County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Pinellas
County, Florida, described as:

Lot 8, Block 34, ST. PETERSBURG INVESTMENT CO.
SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 1, page 16 of the Public Records of
Pinellas County, Florida.

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the
west door of the Pinellas County Judicial Building, 545 First
Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on March
29, 2007. ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WITH A DIS-
ABILITY REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
SHOULD CALL (727) 464-4062 (VITDD) NO LATER THAN
SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO ANY PROCEEDING.
DATED Feb, 12, 2007
KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: SHERRIE GRIST
Deputy Clerk


LEGAL DEPARTMENT
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG
P.O. BOX 2842
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33731
Ph: (727)893-7401
OR Ph: (727)893-7048
Fax: (727)892-5262
13630-1 FEB 16,23,2007
NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 06-014937-FD-12


IN RE: THE NAME CHANGE OF
KENNETH R. CHASE,
PETITIONER/MINOR CHILD

You are notified that an action has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to Kathy C. George, Esquire, Attorney for Petitioner, 5363
Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710 and file the origi-
.nal with the Clerk of Court at 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Florida 33756, before service on Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders,
are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office. You may
review these documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office noti-
fied of your current address. 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 automatic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of pleadings..
Dated this 14 day of February, 2007.
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
By: LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
Feb 16.23,Mar 2, 9, 2007 021619
C i, i:l, t Petersburg
t, ice to Bidders
Purchasing & Materials Management, :

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: 155-13 Furnish and Install Concrete Modular
Building Complex at Azalea Middle School, Bid No. 6570A bid
opening at 3:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 1, 2007. This bid and
all addenda may be downloaded by accessing the City's website
at www.stpete.org/purchasc/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 Feb 23, 2007 022309
City of St Petersburg, Florida
Notice to Offerors
Purchasing & Materials Management

Sealed proposals 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; 202-72 Three-Year Contract for
Strategic Partnership for Uniforms, Police and Fire, Proposal No.
6512, pre-proposal conference to be held at 1:30 p.m. ET,
Thursday, March 1, 2007, at location referenced above, proposal
opening at 3:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 22, 2007. This pro-
posal and all addenda may be downloaded by accessing the
City's website at www.stpete.org/purchase/solbidn.htm. The
City of St. Petersburg, Florida reserves the right to accept or
reject any and all proposals. The City reserves the right to waive
technicalities on proposals. The decision as to what constitutes a
technicality shall rest solely with Louis Moore, CPPO, Director
of Purchasing and Materials Management.
18313 Feb 23, 2007 022308

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING upon th, following
ORDINANCE NO. 3534 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 8th day of March, 2007 at 7:30 P.M..
the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3534

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY
OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A CERTAIN
PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT
12170 68TH WAY NORTH, LEGALLY
DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERETO IN
EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE A PART HEREOF,
LYING WITHIN SECTION 07, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, PINELLAS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT
OF THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COR-
PORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
THE ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONING CLASSI-
FICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES
CONFLICTING HEREWITH: PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (RICHARD AND
CHRISTINE SIBILLA -- AX06-95)


This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerk's
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council. City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may 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.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings,
therefore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your
expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi-
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (magnifier) is available from the City Clerk for
use in Council Chambers and all meeting rooms throughout the
City. This document is available in the following accessible for-
mats: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape, and Electronic File on
Computer Disks.


DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
Feb 23. 2007


10005


022319


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION NO.: 06-8200 CI 21

NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff.
vs.
WILLIE JAMES MOSS SR.;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIE
JAMES MOSS. SR.; UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.;
Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 06-8200 Cl 21, of
the Circuit Court of the 6th Judicial Circuit in and for PINEL-
LAS County, Florida. NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC. is
Plaintiff and WILLIE JAMES MOSS SR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF WILLIE JAMES MOSS, SR.; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY.; is defendant. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE MAIN
LOBBY OF THE PINELLAS COUNTY JUDICIAL BUILD-
ING, 545 FIRST AVENUE NORTH, ST. PETERSBURG,
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at 11:00 a.m., on the 13 day
of March, 2007, the following property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

LOTS 122 AND 123, LESS THE NORTH 60.00 FEET
THEREOF, HARBORDALE, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,
if any. other than the property owner as of the date of this lis pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 12 day of February, 2007.
This notice is provided pursuant to to Administrative Order
No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if
you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the
Court Administrator at 315 Court Street, Rm. 170, Clearwater, FI
33756, Phone No. (727)464-4062 within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-
995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Joyce R. Solomon
As Deputy Clerk


Kahane & Associates, P.A.
021612 1815 Griffin Road, Suite 200
Dania Beach, FI 33004
Telephone: (954) 920-4000
Telefacsimile: (954) 920-2999
1283 Feb 16. 23. 2007


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION NO.: 06-8396 CI 015

NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
AMI S. PEREZ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMI S. PEREZ;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; ACOMA ROOFING,
INC.; BONAVENTURE
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION,
INC.;
Defendants.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Case No. 06-8396 CI 015, of
the Circuit Court of the 6th Judicial Circuit in and for PINEL-
LAS County, Florida. NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC. is
Plaintiff and AMI S. PEREZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AMI S.
PEREZ; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; ACOMA ROOFING, INC.; BONAVEN-
TURE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, INC.; are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE MAIN
LOBBY OF THE PINELLAS COUNTY JUDICIAL BUILD-
ING, 545 FIRST AVENUE NORTH, ST. PETERSBURG,
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 13 day
of March, 2007, the following property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:

UNIT NO. 202, BUILDING 0, BONAVENTURE CON-
DOMINIUM II, A CONDOMINIUM ACCORDING TO
THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM .RCORD- i
ED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK,6,133,, PAG 31, .l .
A. 'Nb AS AMENDED, AND AS PER,'I'AT THEREOF' '.
AS RECORDED IN CONDOMINIUM PLAT.AbbK ,'
PAGES 100 THROUGH 105, INCLUSIVE OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,
if any, other than the property owner as of the date of this lis pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
Dated this 12 day of February, 2007.
This notice is provided pursuant to to Administrative Order
No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if
you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the
Court Administrator at 315 Court Street, Rm. 170, Clearwater, Fl
33756. Phone No. (727)464-4062 within 2 working days of your
receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call
1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-
995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Joyce R. Solomon
As Deputy Clerk

Kahane & Associates, P.A.
1815 Griffin Road, Suite 200
Dania Beach, FI 33004
Telephone: (954) 920-4000
Telefacsimile: (954) 920-2999
18283 Feb 16, 23, 2007 021609


NOTICE TO CREDITORS SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
REF#: 06-7552-ES-003
UCN#: 522006CP007552XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDYTHE A. GRAY,
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 EDYTHE A.
GRAY, Deceased, File Number
UCN#522006CP007552XXESXX: by the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County. Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; that the decedent's
date of death was September 2, 2006; that the total value of the
estate is $350.00 and that the names and address of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:


Name
Lynn O. Allen and Henry
L. Dicus as Trustees of
the Edythe A. Gray Trust
dated February 21. 1991


Address
c/o William A. Dicus, P.A.
P.O. Box 38
Dunedin, Florida 34697


ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons hav-
ing 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 PERIOD 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 Febraury 23,
2007.

Persons Giving Notice:
Henry L. Dicus
2317 Jones Drive
Dunedin. FL 34698


HENRY L. DICUS. ESQ.
WILLIAM A. DICUS, P.A.
Florida Bar No. 237027
SPN # 170100
P.O. Box 38
Dunedin, Florida 34697
Telephone: (727) 733-3161
10095 Feb 23. Mar 2. 2007


Lynn O. Allen
1030 Orangeview Drive
Largo, Florida 33778


NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION TESTATEE)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PINELLAS COUNT
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 07-ES-4
DIVISION: PROBATE

IN RE: ESTATE OF: RICARD LOUIS BONSEY.
Deceased.
The administration of the estate of Richard Louis
deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Pinellas
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 31
Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756. The estate is estate
date of the decedent's Will is May 5. 1994. The na
addresses of the personal representative and the person
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
Any interested person on whom a copy of this n
administration is served must object to the validity of the
any codicil), qualifications of the personal representative
or jurisdiction of the court, by filing a petition or other
requesting relief in accordance with the Florida Probat
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERS
THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt property is required
petition for determination of exempt property WITH
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO E
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person en
elective share is required to file an election to take electi
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.

Personal Repres
Gail
7224 West High
Talking Rock, Georg

Attorney for Personal Representative:
John R. Cappa, II
Florida Bar No. 0056227
Cappa & Cappa, P.A.
1229 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705 ,
Telephone: (727) 894-3159
10470 Feb 23. 2007


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that EVELIO CAL
LA, the holders) of the following certificate has/have fi
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
issuance, property description, and the names in'which t
erty was assessed are as follows:

Certificate number 11885 Year of issuance 2001


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

TIGUES SUB NO. 2 LOT 7

PARCEL: 27/31/16/90954/000/0070

Name in which assessed:
SUSAN B. CARLSON C/O TONY CHEDID

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
the property described in such certificate will be sold to
est bidder at the Court House door on the 28th day of
2007 at 11:00 A.M. A nonrefundable cash deposit of
will be collected at the time of sale per F.S. 197.542(2).
If you are a person with a disability who needs accon
in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitle
cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within
working days of the publication of this NOTICE OF AP
TION FOR TAX DEED please contact the Human Right
400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Ste. 300, Clearwater, FL 3375
464-4062 (V/TDD).
KEN
Clerk of Circi
Pinellas County
15002 Feb 23, Mar 2,9.16. 2007


NOTICE OF PROCEEDING
BEFORE THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLOR
SPECIAL HEARING MASTER MEETING

I. CASENO.: 12-06-7216


NTY.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 06-8608-ES
DIVISION: 003


Bonsey, IN RE: ESTATE OF
County, THOMAS HARVEY
5 Court MORPHY,
and the Deceased.
mes and The administration of
al repre- the estate of Thomas Harvey
Morphy, deceased, whose date
notice of of death was September 22,
Swill (or 2006, is pending in the Circuit
e, venue, Court for Pinellas County,
pleading Florida, Probate Division, the
e Rules, address of which is 315 Court
E OF A Street, Clearwater, Florida
ON, OR 33756. The names and
addresses of the personal rep-
to file a resentative and the personal
IN THE representative's attorney are set
.XEMPT forth below.
titled to' All creditors of the dece-
ive share dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
tentative: copy of this notice is required
L. Franz to be served must file their
way 136 claims with this court WITHIN
ia 30175 THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
022312 having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
.ZADIL- OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
led for a TION OF THIS NOTICE.
.year of ALL CLAIMS NOT
he prop- FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
operty in 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 Februay
g to law, 16,2007.
the high-
f March,
$200.00 Personal Representative:
Donna L. Dube
oda55 Railroad Avenue
ed, at no South Berwick, ME 03908
ed, at no
n two (2)
'PLICA-
SOfice G. Michael Mackenzie

i6, (727) Attorney for Donna L. Dube
S Florida Bar No. 151881
BURKE 1027 Broadway
uit Court Dunedin, FL 34698
SFlorida Telephone: (727) 733-1722
'022314 14670 Feb 16.23,2007 021603


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD
IDA OF NURSING

IN RE: The license to practice
nursing


FILING DATE: February 13, 2007.
VIOLATION DATE: November 29, 2006 Willo E. Galey, R.N.
RE: VIOLATION OF PINELLAS PARK CITY CODE 7100 Sunshine Skyway Lane,
SECTION(S): 18-1507; 18-1507.10 #908
PARCEL NO:8/30/16/69768/400/4908; Pinellas Farms SE etersburg,Florida
1/4. W 288Ft (S) of N 163FT (S) of S 326FT St. Petersburg, Florida
S. .4F.NLNTs P.I....I ; SEN.20033271172:
C:::ASE NO.-: 20 02726&!::::!:,.


' 2. CASE NO:: 12-06-7339 "'- ". !. ".
FILING DATE: February 13, 2007 .
VIOLATION DATE: December 4, 2006
RE: VIOLATION OF PINELLAS PARK CITY CODE
SECTION(S): 18-606
PARCEL NO: 27/30/16/21150/000/0610; Dickinson Sub
Lots 61, 62, 83 & 84 & PT of Lots 63 &
82 & Vac Alley'& 1/2 Vac Grove; 4121
82nd Avenue

3. CASE NO.: 12-06-7009
FILING DATE: February 13, 2007
VIOLATION DATE: November 21, 2006
RE: VIOLATION OF PINELLAS PARK CITY CODE
SECTION(S): 12-104; 18-1507.10
PARCEL NO: 28/30/16/60462/000/0690; North Disston
Park Lot 69; 4700 83rd Terrace

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT the City of
Pinellas Park, a Florida municipal corporation, shall on
Wednesday, March 15, 2007, at 8:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as
possible, hold a public hearing at City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue
North, Pinellas Park, Florida, concerning the alleged violations)
of the above listed Section(s) by the above-named respondentss.
If found in violation of the above-listed Section(s) the Special
Hearing Master has the power by law to levy administrative fines
of up to $250 per day against you, or $500 per day for a repeat
violation, for every day that any violation continues beyond the
date set in the order of the Special Hearing Master for compli'-
ance. If you desire further information about the hearing, you
should immediately contact the Special Hearing Master
Coordinator at (727) 541-0700, extension 4216. Failure to
appear at this hearing may result in the Special Hearing Master
proceeding in your absence.
Please note that if a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Special Hearing Master with respect to any matter
considered at the above-cited hearing, they will need a record of
the proceedings for such purpose may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the.proceedings is made, which record includes
testimony and evidence which the appeal is to be based.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings.
In the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or
may not adequately ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings;
therefore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your own
expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED. An interpreter for the
hearing impaired will be made available upon requests made-at
least 72 hours in advance.
10001 Feb 16. 23. Mar 2. 9. 2007 021623


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTY CIVIL CASE NO.: 06-1388 Cl 08

Suzanne M. Huff.
Plaintiff,
vs.
Jennifer Hartz, a/k/a Jennifer C. Hartz,
a/k/a Jennifer C. Williams; Clarence
Williams, a/k/a Clarence J. Williams,
Jr.; Integrity Bail Bonds, Inc.,
American Bankers Insurance Company
of Florida, John Doe and Jane Doe, As
Unknown Tenant(s) in Possession of
the Subject Property:
Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure.entered in Case No. 06-1388
Cl 8 of the Circuit Court of the 6th Judicial Circuit in and for
Pinellas County, Florida, in which Suzanne M. Huff is Plaintiff
and Jennifer Hartz. a/k/a Jennifer C. Hartz. a/k/a Jennifer C.
Williams; Clarence Williams, a/k/a Clarence J. Williams. Jr.;
Integrity Bail Bonds, Inc., American Bankers Insurance Company
of Florida, John Doe and Jane Doe, As Unknown Tenant(s) in
Possession of the Subject Property, are the Defendants, that I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the lobby of the
Pinellas County Judicial Building, 545 1stAve. N., St. Petersburg,
Florida at 11:00 a.m., on March 27, 2007, the following described
property set forth in the said final judgment:

Lot(s) 13. LAKEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES
PARTIAL LAND REPLAT. according to plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 57. Page(s) 100. of the Public
Records of Pinellas County, Florida.

Dated this 14 day of February. 2007.


5 23220 18888


Febh 23 Mar 7


KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Joyce R. Solomon
deputy Clerk
2007 022304


LICENSE NO.: 2599752

The Department of
Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint
against you, a copy of which
may be obtained by contacting,
Michael G. Lawrence,
Assistant General Counsel.
Prosecution Services Unit,
4052 Bald Cypress Way. Bin
#C65, Tallahassee. Florida
32399-3265, (850) 245-4640.
If no contact has been
made by you concerning the
above by January 19, 2007, the
matter of the Administrative
Complaint will be presented at
an ensuing meeting of the
Board of Nursing in an infor-
mal proceeding.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the individual or agency
sending this notice not later
than seven days prior to the
proceeding at the address given
on the notice. Telephone:
(850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-
8771(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770(V), via Florida Relay
Service.
16788 Jain26, Fe 2,9,16.23.207I
012601



NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD
OF NURSING

IN RE: The license to practice
nursing

Gerardo G. Bautista, C.N.A.
2480 Cypress Pond Road
Palm Harbor, Florida
34683

CASE NO.: 2006-06105

LICENSE NO.: 99296

The Department of
Health has filed an
Administrative Complaint
against you, a copy of which
may be obtained by contacting.
Heidi M Maynard, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution
Services Unit. 4052 Bald
Cypress Way, Bin #C65,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
3265, (850) 245-4640.
If no contact has been
made by you concerning the
above by March 16, 2007, the
matter of the Administrative
Complaint will be presented at
an ensuing meeting of the
Board of Nursing in an infor-
mal proceeding.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should con-
tact the individual or agency
sending this notice not later
than seven days prior to the
proceeding at the address given
on the notice. Telephone:
(850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-
8771(TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770(V). via Florida Relay
Service.
16788 Feb9.16.23,Mar2,2007
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PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC
HEARING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue. Pinellas Park. Florida on the 8th day of March. 2007
at 7:30 P.M. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 12170 68th
Way North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3534 and complete legal descrip-
tion of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.


PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park. Florida. will hold a PUBLIC
HEARING in City Hall. 5141 78th Avenue. Pinellas Park. Florida on the 8th day of March, 2007
at 7:30 P.M. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 6822 122nd
Avenue North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3536 and complete legal
description of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.


Pinellas News Friday, February 23, 2007 Page 5
PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC
HEARING in City Hall. 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park. Florida on the 8th day of March, 2007
at 7:30 P.M. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 6808 122nd
Avenue North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3535 and complete legal
description of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.


Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting and be heard. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City Council. City Board, or City Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City Council, City Board, or City
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need-a record of the pro- Commission. with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is ceedings. and for such purpose. may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In the event that you wish to appeal The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In the event that you wish to appeal
a decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, there- a decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense. fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for individuals with hearing impairment will FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for individuals with hearing impairment will
be made available upon requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive Hearing be made available upon requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also. an Assistive Hearing
Device (magnifier) is available from the City Clerk for use in Council Chambers and all meeting Device (magnifier) is available from the City Clerk for, use in Council Chambers and all meeting
rooms throughout the City. This document is available in the following accessible formats: Braille, rooms throughout the City. This document is available in the following accessible formats: Braille,
Large Print, Audio Tape; and Electronic File on Computer Disks. Large Print, Audio Tape: and Electronic File on Computer Disks.
DIANE M. CORNA, MMC DIANE M. CORNA. MMC
CITY CLERK CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
10005 Feb 23. Mar 2, 2007 022326 10005 Feb 23. Mar 2, 2007 022328


NT

ANNEXATION II RICHARD C. WOODS AND TERRY KNIGHT
AIN 6808 122"n Avenue North AX07-11


Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City Council, City Board, or City
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In the event that you wish to appeal
a decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for individuals with hearing impairment will
be made available upon requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive Hearing
Device (magnifier) is available from the City Clerk for use in Council Chambers and all meeting
rooms throughout the City. This document is available in the following accessible formats: Braille.
Large Print, Audio Tape; and Electronic File on Computer Disks.
DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
10005 Feb 23. Mar2. 2007 022327


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold a 1st PUBLIC HEARING upon the following
ORDINANCE NO. 3537 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 8th day of March, 2007 at 7:30 P.M.,
the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3537
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 18
(LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE), ARTICLE 15
'ZONING" OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
OF THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA,
BY AMENDING SECTION 18-1507, "ACCESSO-
RY USE AND SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT
REGULATIONS", SUBSECTION 18-1507.9
"FENCES, WALLS AND HEDGES" TO
ADDRESS ELECTRIC OR OTHER SECURITY
FENCING IN RESPONSE TO THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT'S RECCOMENDATIONS FOR
HOMELAND SECURITY REGARDING PUBLIC
INFRASTRUCTURE, TO ALLOW ELECTRI-
FIED AND BARBED WIRE FENCING IN THE
"P" PUBLIC DISTRICT; PROVIDING FOR CER-
TIFICATION BY CITY COUNCIL THAT THIS
ORDINANCE IS IN CONFORMANCE WITH
THE CITY'S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PRO-
VIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR
PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HERE-
WITH TO THE EXTENT OF SUCH CONFLICT;
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (LDC
2007-04)

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerk's
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may 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.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings,
therefore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your
expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED .n 4i ,orpleler Ir a.ndi
viduals-.vith) hearing impairment wwii'.l n,'je .....ib, Uf..nt
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (magnifier) is available from the City Clerk for
use in Council Chambers and all meeting rooms throughout the
City. This document is available in the following accessible fpr-
mats: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape, and Electronic File on
Computer Disks.


in000


DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
Feb 23, 2007


INVITATION TO BID

TO: ALL WATER AND SEWER CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACTORS

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County
Commissioners, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Florida in the
office of the Director of Purchasing, County Annex Office
Building, 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor, Clearwater,
Florida, until MARCH 27.2007 @ 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:
NORTH COUNTY RECLAIMED WATER
TRANSMISSION MAIN PROJECT #1659

067-0345-C (DM)

PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

The engineering estimatefor this project is $8,704,000.00
All bids for construction services with hn engineering esti-
mate in excess of $100,000.00 will be considered only from bid-
ders who have pre-qualified WATER & SEWER type construc-
tion that equals or exceeds their bid amount. Such prequalifica-
tion category and limit must be approved prior to the bid opening
date.
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 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
Purchasing Department, at the above address or telephone num-
ber 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.


RONNIE DUNCAN, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners


51l000


Febh 23 '007


JOE LAURO,
CPPO/CPPB
Director of Purchasing
022324


NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 06-5774-CI-15

U.S. BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE.
Plaintiff,
vs.
VIRGINIA L. WEBB and
CHRISTOPHER WEBB et al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Order of
Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause by the
Pinellas County Court, Clearwater, Floirda, the property
described as:

Lot 2, BIk 14, Cypress Trace, according to the plat there-
of as recorded in Plat Book 73, page 95, in the Public
Records of Pinellas County. Florida.

will be sold at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, at 11:00 A.M. at the Clearwater Courthouse in Pinellas
County, located at 315 Court Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756
on March 14, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale.
if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
dens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale.
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Joyce R. Solomon
As Deputy Clerk
16033 Feb 23, Mar 2, 2007 022305


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida,.will hold a 2ND PUBLIC HEARING upon the follow-
ing ORDINANCE NO. 3533 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park. Florida on the 8th day of March, 2007 at 7:30 P.M.,
the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3533

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 18
(LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE), ARTICLEI5
"ZONING" OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
OF THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA,
BY AMENDING SECTION 18-1506.21, "B-l"
GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT,
SUBSECTION 18-1506.21 (B) DENSITY
REGULATIONS, PROVIDING FOR A
MAXIMUM DENSITY OF 15.0 DWELLING
UNITS PER ACRE FOR MUL TI-FAMILY
DEVELOPMENT WHEN ASSIGNED A FUTURE
LAND USE MAP CLASSIFICATION OF,
COMMERCIAL GENERAL (CG) AND
PROVIDING FOR A DENSITY OF 24.0 MULTI-
FAMILY DWELLING UNITS PER ACRE WHEN
ASSIGNED A FUTURE LAND USE MAP
CLASSIFICATION 'OF COMMERCIAL
GENERAL (CG) WITH EITHER A MIXED USE
OR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT;
BY AMENDING SUBSECTION 18-1506.21 (C)I.
PERMITTED USES, ESTABLISHING MULTI-
FAMILY DWELLINGS AT 15.0 DWELLING
UNITS PER ACRE AS A PERMITTED USE
WHEN ASSIGNED A FUTURE LAND USE MAP
CLASSIFICATION OF COMMERCIAL
GENERAL (CG) OR 24.0 DWELLING UNITS
PERACREASA PERMITTED USE WHEN
ASSIGNED A. FUTURE LAND USE MAP
CLASSIFICATION OF COMMERCIAL
GENERAL (CG) SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL
REQUIREMENTS; AND, PROVIDING FOR
MIXED USE WHEN ASSIGNED A FUTURE
LAND USE MAP CLASSIFICATION OF
COMMERCIAL GENERAL (CG); AND BY
AMENDING SUBSECTION 18-1506.21 (D) 7.,
PROVIDING FOR MINIMUM LIVABLE FLOOR
AREA FOR MULTI-FAMIL Y DE'ELf;P?.IENT
: IN'lHE "B-l" GENERAL C'.tr If iCi L
''" IS''RIsf1i ; 'R'd DING F('lt CEF-TIIC -I lt'jl '
BY THE CITY COUNCIL ,THAT THIS
ORDINANCE IS IN CONFORMANCE WITH
THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING
FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH TO
THE EXTENT OF SUCH CONFLICT:
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (LDC
2007-02)

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerk's
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and he heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may 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.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings,
therefore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your
expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi-
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (magnifier) is available from the City Clerk for
use in Council Chambers and all meeting rooms throughout the
City. This document is available in the following accessible for-
mats: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape, and Electronic File on
Computer Disks.

DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
10005 Feb 23.2007 022320


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park.
Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING upon the following
ORDINANCE NO. 3536 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue.
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 8th day of March, 2007 at 7:30 P.M.,
the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3536

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY
OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A CERTAIN
PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT
6822 122ND AVENUE NORTH, LEGALLY
DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERETO IN
EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE A PART HEREOF,
LYING WITHIN SECTION 07, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, PINELLAS COUN-
TY. FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT
OF THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COR-
PORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
THE ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONING CLASSI-
FICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF
ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES
CONFLICTING HEREWITH: PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE. DANGG VU AND LAN
THI TRAN AX 07-21)

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerk's
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and be heard.,
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council. City Board, or City Commission. with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting.will need a record of the pro-
ceddings, and for such purpose, may 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.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings.
therefore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your
expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi-
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (magnifier) is available from the City Clerk for
use in Council Chambers and all meeting rooms throughout the
City. This document is available in the following accessible for-
mats: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape, and Electronic File on
Computer Disks.

DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
10005 Feb 23. 2007 022317


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold. a PUBLIC HEARING upon the following
ORDINANCE NO. 3535 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 8th day of March, 2007 at 7:30 P.M.,
the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3535

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY
OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A CERTAIN
PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT
6808 122ND AVENUE NORTH, LEGALLY
DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERETO IN
EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE A PART HEREOF,
LYING WITHIN SECTION 07, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, PINELLAS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT
OF THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COR-
PORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
TPtrP AqclrT~T nFCI-VTY ZONING CLASSIC


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-1274FD-17

IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
SCOTT PATERSON,
Petitioner
and
CELINA PATERSON,
Respondent

TO: CELINA PATERSON
Unknown Address


iL 'r" /a JunmA I vr kI I 'r /" "' """-You are notified that an
FICTION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF You a re not field that an
ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES acton has been fled against
CONFLICTING HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR you and you are required to
(RICHARD WOODS serve a copy of your written
AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (RICHARD WOODS defenses, if any, to it on
AND TERRY KNIGHT -- AX07-11) SCOTT PATERSON, whose
address is 5167 40TH ST
This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerk's address is 5167 40TH ST
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting FL 337S4, on or before
and be heard. MARCH 9, 2007,and file the
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City original with the celrk of thi
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any Cort a COURT
matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro- STRE ARWATER FL
ceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba- ST6EE, CLEARWATERi FL
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the 33756, before service on
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based thereafter If you fail to do so,
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In a default may be entered
the event that you wish to.appeal a decision, the tape may or may against may be entered
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, demanded in the petition.
therefore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your C opies of all court docu-
expense.Copies of all court docu-
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi- mets in this case, including
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon rClerk of the Circui Court's
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive er of the circuit o
Hearing Device (magnifier) is available from the City Clerk for Ofice ou ay review these
,. .' n C..... .,i Ch. ,.,,-... and all meeting rooms throughout the You m ust keep the Clerk.
C., TIl,: ,,.,,.,I. I h jlable in the following accessible for. You must keep'o Officer
mats: .. ,,Ik L.,, l ,it. Audio Tape, and Electronic File o n oti ird o our cu
Computer Disks. notified of your current
Computer Disks. address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida
DIANE M. CORNA, MMC Supreme Cor Approved
CITY CLERK Supreme Court Approved
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK Family Law FOrm 12.915.)
10005 Feb 23. 2007 022318 Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE on record at the Clerk's office.
PUBLIC HEARINGNOT WARNING: Rule 12.285,
CITY COUNCIL Florida Family Laws of

DATE: March 8, 2007 7:30 PM Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
PLACE: Council Chambers ments and information. Failure
5141 78th Avenue to comply can result in sanc-
Pinellas Park, FL 33781 tions. including dismissal or

INFORMATION: (727) 541-0705 Dean Neal striking of pleadings.
LETTERS: City Clerk's Office February 2, 2007.
I. Sebastian Berdychowski
LOCATION: 10260 U.S. Highway 19 d/b/a F.D.P.S. a nonlawyer,
located at 1377 CURTIS
DRIVE EAST CLEARWA-
SUBTECT: MS 2007-21 CONSIDERATION OF A TER, Florida, 727-798-5560,
REQUEST FOR A PRELIMINARY SITE PLAN helped SCOTT PATERSON.
APPROVAL FOR A PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN who is the petitioner, fill out
THE "M-I" LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT this form.


WHICH FUNCTIONALLY ABUST RESIDENTIALLY
ZONED PROPERTY WITH WAIVERS AND/OR VARI-
ANCES TO THE FOLLOWING: PARKING REOUIRE-
MENTS. DRIVE AISLE WIDTH REQUIREMENTS.
FLOOR AREA RATIO REQUIREMENTS. OUTDOOR
STORAGE SHIELDING REQUIREMENTS AND THE
rOCATTIOfrNCNSIGlN CRITElRIA' IAND SCAPE BUFFER


YVIt5eilEI stnmAn'vi.s.u..


Any person who decides to appeal any decision with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In the
event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may not
adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings: there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
For the hearing impaired, a deaf interpreter will be made
available upon request made at least 72 hours in advance.


DIANE M. CORNA. MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
FEB 23. 2007


10005


FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE


DATE:

PLACE:


CITY COUNCIL

March 8, 2007

Council Chambers
5141 78th Avenue
Pinellas Park, FL 33781


INFORMATION: (727) 541-0702- Be
LETTERS: City of Pinellas Par
Community Plannin
6051 78th Avenue N
Pinellas Park. FL 33

LOCATION: 6270 118th Avenue

PUBLIC HEARING IS OUASI-


ob Bray
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022322


KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
By: Rhonda Ditty
Deputy Clerk
DM020907 Feb9.16.23, Mar 2,
020907


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
REF: 07-276 ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANTHONY V. MOSCA-
TOa,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of Anthony V.
Moscato, deceased, whose date
of death was December I1,
2006, and whose Social
Security Number. is 102-24-
8962, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 3J5 Court
Street, Clearwater, Florida
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
to be served, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFFER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN '' TI'REE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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 Februay
16,2007.

Personal Representative:
Darlene Michaels
505 Cresthaven Drive
MonroeNC28110

Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Darlene Michaels
Florida Bar No. 351581
SPN: 01769503
Law Offices of Joseph F.
Pippen, Jr. & Assoc.
10225 Ulmerton Rd.. #11
Largo. FL 33771
Telephone: (727) 586-3306
13105 Feb 16, 23. 2007 021602


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


E AIM Towing and Recovery gives notice that the following
vehicles will be auctioned for unpaid towing and storage charges
on 03/07/2007. 9:00 am at 7658 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL
7:30 PM 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.


Year Make
1996 CHEVROLET


Vin Number
IG1JC1242T7157700


ig Division AIM Towing and Recovery gives notice that the following
North vehicles will be auctioned for unpaid towing and storage charges
3781 on 03/08/2007, 9:00 am at 7658 Ulmerton Road Largo. FL
North 33771, pursuant to subsection 713.748 of the Florida Statutes.
AIM Towing and Recovery reserves the right to accept or reject
IUDICIAL any and/or all bids.


SUBJECT: ANNEXATION WITH WAIVERS (AX 05-
581 Any written communication should be received 8 days prior
to the public hearing date in order to be made part of the record
and letters should be addressed to Community Redevelopment
Agency. Post Office Box 1 100. Pinellas Park. FL 33780. All oral
communication concerning any Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing
cases) which may appear in this notice is prohibited by Florida
State law unless made at the public hearing.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision with respect
to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose. may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In the
event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may not
adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings: there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
For the hearing impaired, a deaf interpreter will be made
available upon request made at least 72 hours in advance.

DIANE M. CORNA. MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
10005 FEB 2321007 022321


Year Make
1999 SATURN


Vin Number
IG8ZY1278XZ270609


AIM Towing and Recovery gives notice that the following
vehicles will be auctioned for unpaid towing and storage charges
on 03/09/2007.,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
1988 PLYMOUTH


Vin Number
2F4FH5131JR574358


AIM Towing and Recovery gives notice that the following
vehicles will be auctioned for unpaid towing and storage charges
on 03/11/2007, 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
2002 HYUNDAI
8IR 5


Vin Number
KMHCG45C62U371660

Fbh '3 )1207 022329


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 0610577FD17
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
JOSE JAVIER SALAZAR,
Petitioner
and
LUZ-STELLA GARZON,
Respondent
TO: LUZ-STELLA GARZON
Unknown Address
You are notified that an
action has been filed against
you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on JOSE
JAVIER SALAZAR, whose
address is 8595 52ND
STREET, PINELLAS PARK,
FL 33781, on or before
03/09/2007, and file the origi-
nal with the celrk of this Court
at 315 COURT STREET,
CLEARWATER, FL 33756,
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be

entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Office. You may review these
docuinents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's Office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice, of
Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the Clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Laws of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated January 31, 2007.
I, OLGARCHANG, a
nonlawyer, located at 4735
61ST WAY NORTH, Florida,
727-420-6905, helped JOSE
JAVIER SALAZAR, who is the
petitioner, fill out this form.
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater. FL 33756
By: LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
DM020218 Feb2,9.16,23 020218


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Page 6 Pinellas News Friday, February 23, 2006


FL. man get 13 years imprisonment for international investment fraud


TALLAHASSEE, FL -Attorney General Bill McCollum
today announced that a Polish citizen was sentenced to 13
years in prison for his role in an investment fraud scam that
victimized approximately 40 people. Zygmunt Zabolotny, who
also has U.S. citizenship, must also make full restitution to his
victims, an amount believed to be in excess of $1 million. He
was prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office of Statewide
Prosecution.
"This complicated scheme spread its deception across the
nation and around the world," said Attorney General
McCollum. "Consumers should always remember that if
something sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
Through a tax company and word-of-mouth in the Polish
community, Zabolotny solicited customers to invest in what he
claimed were highly secured investments in Poland. Customers
were told that they could benefit greatly from a tax perspective


NOTICE OF ACTION IN
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 02-123-FD

IN RE: Freda L. Felton,
Petitioner
and
Onesimus Al-Amin Mumin.
Respondent

TO: Freda L. Felton
1886 N. Betty Ln. #B
Clearwater, FL 33755

You are notified that an
action has been filed against
you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
Onesimus Al-Amin Mumin,
whose address is 802 LaSalle
St. #A, Clearwater, FL. 33755
on or before March 23, 2007,
and file the original with the
clerk of this Court at 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, FL 33756,
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's Office
notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address
on record at the Clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Laws of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated February 9, 2007.

KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
., :By: LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
DM022315 Feb 23. Mar 2.9,16
022315

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 07-78
DIVISION: ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CABLE J. RIDENOUR,
III,


TRUSTEE'S NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

Notice is given pursuant to
Florida Statute 737.305 that
HAROLD L. HOFFMAN who
died on December 7, 1995. was
the GRANTOR of THE
HAROLD L. HOFFMAN
REVOCABLE LIVING
TROST AGREEMENT dated
July 15, 1987, as Amended and
Re-Stated May 6. 1993 and
August 20, 1993. The name
and address of the Successor
Trustee is forth below.
ALL INTERESTED
PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's Trust on whom a
copy of this Notice is served
within three months after the
date of the- firstpublication of
this notice must file their
claims with the SUCCESSOR
TRUSTEE WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's Trust must
file their claims with the SUC-
CESSOR TRUSTEE WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notlte is February
23, 2007.

KENNETH A. SUNNE,
as Successor Trustee

KENNETH A. SUNNE,
ESQUIRE
SUNNE & LOCKE, P.A.
1151 N.E. Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 461-3100
(727) 441-9007 (FAX)
SPN 00002942/FBN 079400
13570 Feb 23, Mar 2,2007 022313

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Ref.: 06-8969-ES-4
UCN:
522006CP008969XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT JOHN BURA-


Deceased. GAS,
The administration of Deceased.
the estate of CABLE J. RIDE- The administration of
NOUR, III, deceased, whose the estate of ROBERT JOHN
date of death was September BURAGAS, deceased, whose
14, 2006; File Number 07-78, date of death was October 27,
is pending in the Circuit Court 2006, and whose Social
for Pinellas County, Florida, Security Number is 139-20-
Probate Division, the address 0799, is pending in the Circuit
of which is 315 Court Street, Court for Pinellas County.
Clearwater, Florida 33756. Florida, Probate Division, the
The names and addresses of address of which is Pinellas
the personal representative and County Courthouse. 315 Court
the personal representative's Street, Clearwater, Florida
attorney are set forth below. 33756. The names and
All creditors of the dece- addresses of the personal rep-
dent and other persons having resentative and the personal
claims or demands against representative's attorney are set
decedent's estate on whom a forth below.
copy of this notice is required All creditors of the dece-
to be served must file their dent and other persons having
claims with this court WITHIN claims or demands against
THE LATER OF THREE (3) decedent's estate on whom a
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE copy of this notice is required
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- to be served must file their
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR claims with this court WITHIN
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE THE LATER OF THREE (3)
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
All other creditors of the TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
decedent and other persons 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
having claims or demands OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
against decedent's estate must THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
file their claims with this court All other creditors of the
WITHIN THREE (3) decedent and other persons
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE "having claims or demands
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- against decedent's estate must
TION OF THIS NOTICE. file their claims with this court,
ALL CLAIMS NOT WITHIN THREE (3)
FILED WITHIN THE TIME MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
PERIODS SET FORTH IN OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
SECTION 733.702 OF THE TION OF THIS NOTICE.
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE ALL CLAIMS NOT
WILL BE FOREVER SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
BARRED. ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED. DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica- The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is Februay tion of this notice is February
16,2007. 16,2007.


TRACY RIDENOUR
SCHEAFFER
Personal Representative
285 Winding Willow Drive
Palm Harbor, FL 34683


DEREK B. ALVAREZ,
ESQUIRE
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 0114278
01891073
GENDERS ALVAREZ
A Professional Association
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa. Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-4744
Facsimile: (813) 254-5222
11285 Feb 16,23,2007 021601


Personal Representative:
MARY JO MARTINEZ
Personal Representative
612 Windcrest Court
Brick, New Jersey 08724

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
PIPER, KARVONEN. LEWIS
& SCHAFER
By: John E. Karvonen
3637 Fourth Street North
Suite 410
St. Petersburg, Florida
33704
(727) 821-6550
Florida Bar No. 140596
SPN 41882
13200 Feb 16, 23. 2007 021606


and were guaranteed returns of 18 to 36 percent.
Many investors received very little documentation about
their investment, which varied from $10,000 to more than
$900,000.
Zabolotny claimed that his company, Vesta Financial
Corporation, would accept and manage the investments in
Polish business ventures. The ventures included coffee carts
kiosks, fast food outlets, equipment leasing to restaurants and
medical businesses and the renovation of older commercial
real estate. Zabolotny provided little if any actual proof of the
details, locations or specifics of these properties or invest-
ments.
Zabolotny provided occasional progress reports, but
declined to proved specifics on the investments. Many cus-
tomers requested their money back, but Zabolotny refused to
make full refunds, returning part of the investment only after


great delay or if legal action was threatened. In 2000,
Zabolotny advised via letter that Polish authorities had frozen
his bank accounts. In 2002, Zabolotny advised via letter that
Vesta had lost approximately $700,000 due to withdrawing.
investors.
After the company's loss in 2002, the company shut down.
Zabolotny was arrested in October 2004 and extradited from
Germany after an investigation by the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement and the Florida Department of Financial
Services. Authorities believe that from1996 through 2002, the
total known investments involved in the scam amounted to
approximately $3.4 million. He was charged with one count of
securities Fraud, a first-degree felony, 16 counts of the sale of
unregistered securities and 16 counts of the sale of securities by
an unregistered dealer, both third-degree felonies. The sentence
was by Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Joseph Bulone.


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR


TRUSTEE'S NOTICE TO
CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

Notice is given pursuant to
Florida Statute 737.305 that
RUTH E. RUDICILL who
died on January 10, 2007, was
the GRANTOR of THE RUTH
E. RUDICILL REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST AGREE-
MENT dated February 9. 1994.
The names and addresses of
the TRUSTEE and the
TRUSTEE'S attorney 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 Trust 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 the TRUSTEE
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OF THIRTY 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 Trust must
file their claims with that
TRUSTEE WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS,
DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is February
23. 2007.
CO-SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE:
ROBERT HAWKINS
P.O. Box 224
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

MARION R. LOVELL
524 61st Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Attorney for TRUSTEE:.
John K. Finch, Esquire
323 Main Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Telephone: (727) 725-4993
Florida Bar No.: 857386
13795 Feb 23, Mar 2, 2007 022301


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS.COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2006-CP-2306
DIVISION: ES4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DORIS ANN MORRIS,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of DORIS ANN
MORRIS, deceased, whose
date of death was February 10,
2006; File Number 2006-CP-
2306, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, Florida
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
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate 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
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 Februay
16, 2007.
JOHN L. ENGSTRAND
Personal Representative
611 Fourth Street North
Crockett, TX 75835

DEREK B. ALVAREZ,
ESQUIRE
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 0114278
01891073
GENDERS ALVAREZ
A Professional Association
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa. Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-4744
Facsimile: (813) 254-5222
11285 Feb 16. 23.2007 021624


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
REF# 07000843ES3
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAURA A. HOFFMAN
a/k/a LAURA ANN
HOFFMAN.
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of LAURA A.
HOFFMAN a/k/a LAURA
ANN HOFFMAN. deceased,
File Number 07-000843ES3.
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Pinellas County, 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, including
unmatured, contingent, or
unliquidated claims, on whom
a copy of this notice is served,
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM,
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent, or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is February
23, 2007.
Personal Representative:
KENNETH A. SUNNE
205 Ricker Road
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-446-3334
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
KENNETH A: SUNNE, Esq.
Sunne & Locke, P.A,
1151 N.E. Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
727-461-3100
SPN 00002942/FBN 079400
13570 Feb 23, Mar 2.2007 022311


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-1819FD
DIVISION: 017

IN RE: MARILYN J. TRZA-
SKUS,
Petitioner
and
WALTER STEVEN TRZA-
SKUS.
Respondent

TO: WALTER STEVEN
TRZASKUS
ADDRESS UNKNOWN'

You. are notified that an
action has been filed against
you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on MAR-
ILYN J. TRZASKUS, whose
address is 7151 SUNSET
WAY, ST. PETE FL 33706. on
or before March 23, 2007, and
file the original with the clerk
of this Court at 315 COURT
STREET, CLEARWATER. FL
33756, before service on
Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's Office
notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address
on record at the Clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Laws of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated February 15. 2007.
I, DANIEL KELSON,
COURT DOCUMENT SER-
VICES, INC., a nonlawyer.
located at PO BOX 90275,
LAKELAND, FL 33804, (863)
944-1780, helped MARILYN
J. TRZASKUS. who is the
Petitioner. fill out this form.

KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
By: LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
DM022302 Feb23 Mar
2.9.16.2007 0223.02


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 07-806-ES
DIVISION: 006
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Harrison W. Fox,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of Harrison W. Fox,
deceased, whose date of death
was January 7. 2007; File
Number 07-806-ES004, is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Pinellas County, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Florida 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, including
unmatured, contingent, or
unliquidated claims, on whom
a copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
Court within the later of of
three months after the date of
first publication of this notice
or thirty days after the date of
service of a copy of this notice
on them.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent, or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
Court within three months after
the date of first publication of
this notice.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE,
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this Notice is Februay
16, 2007.
Personal Representative:
HARRISON W. FOX, JR.
985 JAMAICA ROAD
VENICE, FL 34293
E. THOMAS FISHER, JR.
Attorney-for
Personal Representative
821 16th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Phone: (727) 821-5700
Florida Bar No. 127099
SPN# 00041344
18065 Feb 16,23.2007 021616


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA -
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 07-7611-ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARGARET M.
WALSH,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of Margaret M.
Walsh, deceased, whose date
of death was September 30,
2006, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Probate Division, File Number
06-7611-ES3, the address of
which is 545 First Avenue
North, St. Petersburg, FL
3370 I. The names and address-
es of the personal representa-
tive and the personal represen-
tative'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 DATE
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
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, 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 FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS 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 February
23. 2007.
Personal Representative:
Patrck Shawn Walsh
6164 Bobby Jones Ct.
Palmetto, FL 34221
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Joseph E. Melendi. Esq.
GIBBONS AND MELENDI,
P.A.
1510 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, FL 33606
Florida Bar No. 054150
(813) 258-6770
10695 Feb 23. Mar 2, 2007 022310


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 06-0008259-ES
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHRISTINE RECUPERO,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of CHRISTINE
RECUPERO. deceased, File
Number 2006-CP-64554. is
pending in the Circuit Court
for PINELLAS County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, Florida
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, including
unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom
a copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THETIME 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 Februay
23, 2007.
DALE BREWSTER
Personal Representative
Dale Brewster, Esquire
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Florida Bar No. 0082211
3860 Sun City Center
Boulevard
Sun City Center, Florida
33573
Telephone: (727) 633-8772
Feb 23, Mar 2, 2007 022323



NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 0610576FD9

IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
CLAUDIA T GUERRERO,
Petitioner
and
JAVIER DEJESUS
GRAJALES ORTIZ,
Respondent

TO: JAVIER DEJESUS
GRAJALES ORTIZ
Unknown Address

You are notified that an
action has been filed against
you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on CLAU-
DIA T GUERRERO. whose
address is 8595 52ND
STREET, PINELLAS PARK,
FL 33781, on or before
03/09/2007, and file the origi-
nal with the celrk of this Court
at 315 COURT STREET,
CLEARWATER, FL 33756,
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the
relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case. including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's Office noti-
fied of your current address.
(You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the Clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Laws of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated January 31,2007.
I, OLGAR CHANG, a
nonlawyer. located at 4735
61ST WAY NORTH. Florida,
727-420-6905, helped CLAU-
DIA T GUERRERO, who is the
petitioner, fill out this form.

KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater. FL 33756
By: LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
DM020219 Feb2.9.16.23 020219


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 07-1194-ES4
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALWIN C. KOERKEL,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of Alwin C. Kocrkel,
deceased, whose date of death
was February 14, 2007, and
whos Social Security Number
is 056-01-0992. is pending in
the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Florida 33756-5165. The
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
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 THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-.
TION OF THIS NOTICE ORi
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other, persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate 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 FOREV-,
ER 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 Februay
23, 2007.
Personal Representative:
John E.M. ELLIS
3637 Fourth Street North,
Suite 412
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
III.I|r|. fCo. Pe .'.n il

JOHN E.M. ELLIS
Florida Bar No. 0022486
Ellis & Bradley
P.O. Box 356
St. Petersburg, Florida
33731-0356
Telephone: 727/822-3929
12030 Feb 23, Mar 2,2007 022307




NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06-5902-ES-004

IN RE: ESTATE OF
RALPH WILLIAM
BISHOP,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of RALPH
WILLIAM BISHOP,
deceased, whose date of death
was December 25, 2005, File
No. 06-5902-ES-004, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, 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 on whom a
copy of this notice is served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 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 witi this court
WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER 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 Februay
23. 2007.

Personal Representative:
MARTHA C. BISHOP
7863 Sundown Drive N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33709

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
J. RICHARD RAHTER
Kieff'er & Rahter. P.A.
6670 First Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33707
(727) 344-5788
Facsimile: (727) 384-2696
Florida Bar No. 188395
SPN No. 00008511 I
11520 Feb 23, Mar 2. 2007 022306


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-1345FD25
IN RE: CLYDE R. HARRIS,
Petitioner
and
SHARON R. HARRIS,
Respondent

TO: SHARON R. HARRIS
Residence Unknown
You are notified that an
action has been filed against
you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
CLYDE R. HARRIS, whose
address is 1237 Everglades
Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33764,
(727) 559-2267 on or before
March 26, 2007, and file the
original with the clerk of this
Court at CLERK OF COURT,
315 Court Street. Clearwater,
FL 33756, before service on
Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so,
a default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's Office
notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address. Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future .papers' in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address
on record at the Clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Laws of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure
to comply can result in sane-
tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated February 9, 2007.
1, Teresa Lee, a nonlawyer,
located at 24724 State Road
54, #266, Lutz, FL, 33559
(813) 600-1708, helped
CLYDE R; HARRIS, who is
the Petitioner, fill out this form.
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
By: LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
DM021607 Feb 16.23. Mar 2.9
021607

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 07-626-ES4
UCN:
522007CP000626XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS H. MER-
RIEWETHER.
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of Thomas H.
Merriewether, deceased, whose
date of death was November
25, 2006; and whose Social
Security Number is 365-12-
7030, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
Street. Clearwater. Florida.
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
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate 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 FOREV-
ER 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 Februay
23, 2007.

Personal Representative:
Thomas H. Merriewether, Jr.
6927 122nd Drive
Largo. FL 33773

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
KENT W. DAVIS. Attorney
The Legal Center
6572 Seminole Blvd., Ste. 9
Seminole. FL 33772
(727) 393-8822
FL Bar #018362
SPN 01067421
11520 Feb 23., Mar 2, 2007 022303


EarthLink, Inc. would
be the company best
suited to develop the
WiFi network. As part
of its proposal,
EarthLink has com-
mitted to locate its
Gulf regional distribu-
tion office in St.
Petersburg.


EarthLink

chosen to

provide St.

Pete's WiFi

network



St. Petersburg,
Fla. St. Petersburg
came one step closer
to becoming one of the
first major cities in
Florida to offer a city-
wide wireless broad-
band network on Feb.
15, 2007. City Council
today accepted a pro-
posal from EarthLink,
Inc. (NASDAQ:
ELNK) for the interest
service provider to
build, own and operate
a 60 square mile WiFi
network, at no cost to
the city.
"This is great
news for residents,
businesses and visitors
in St. Petersburg:' said
Mayor Rick Baker.
"Soon, all Internet
users in our city will
have the opportunity to
obtain seamless, reli-
able and affordable
wireless broadband
access that will help us
promote job creation,
business and econom-
ic growth, and enhance
the quality of life of
residents and visitors
to the city."
With City
Council's approval,
staff can n6w enter
into contract negotia-
tions with EarthLink,
Inc. As stated in the
company's bid,
EarthLink, Inc. will
build out the network
at a cost of approxi-
mately $6.8 million.
Over the course of the
contract, the company
anticipates making a
total investment of
$9.3 million in the
maintenance of the
network, which it will
recover through a
monthly subscription
charged to residents,
businesses and, other
organizations or an
hourly charge to occa-
sional users.
Additional services
may include free WiFi
zones in public spaces
such as city parks and
certain free sites such
as the city's Web site,
Pinellas County
,Schools or the St.
Petersburg Area
Chamber of
Commerce.
"St. Petersburg is
Florida's 'Sunshine
City,' and one of the
East Coast's premier
destinations and the
citywide, wireless
broadband network
EarthLink will build
only enhances the
city's reputation as a
great place to live,
work and visit," said
Donald Berryman,
executive vice presi-
dent of EarthLink and
president of the ISP's
municipal networks
unit. "The network
will provide an alter-
native to traditional,
landline-based high-
speed Internet offer-
ings and gives users a
new, affordable option

to stay connected
while in the city."
Last year, St.
Petersburg issued a
request for proposals

from companies inter-
ested in working with
the city to develop a

citywide WiFi net-
work. Four were
received. A team of
city staff reviewed the
proposals. The city's
CIO Muslim
Gadiwalla said that
after a careful assess-
ment of strengths and
weaknesses,















By Stu Hutson
UF
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Apparently, most grocery-store goers
shop for what they don't want.
Of course, they don't want calories. But
what about looking for the good stuff -- the
vitamins, nutrients, and other goodies listed
on the side of the package?
According to researchers from the
University of Florida's Institute of Food of
Agricultural Sciences, just over half of the
shopping populace examines nutrition labels.
However, the vast majority of shoppers look
primarily at calorie counts to see how selec-
tions will affect their waistline -- rather than
evaluating how foods will fit into their nutri- -
tional bottom line.
"In a country that is -- and, quite frankly,
needs to be -- concerned about weight issues,
the fact that people look at calories isn't a
bad thing," said Ron Ward, the UF researcher
who, along with graduate student Carlos
Jauregui, produced the findings. "However,
this does tell us that we can do a lot more to
inform the consumer and give them a bigger ':
picture of how their product choices affect
their health."
Ward and Jauregui investigated how and
why people use nutrition labels by analyzing
more than a decade's worth of self-recorded
information kept by tens of thousands of U.S. In this photo release
households. The labels became mandatory in Institute of Food and A
May 1994 and how they're used has changed cnsuer ces te
little since then. consumer checks the
The fact that calorie count is and always Tuesday, Feb. 20, 200
has been the primary concern is no surprise, people check nutrition
said Burkey Belser, who designed the mod- might affect their wais
ern U.S. nutrition label. That's why it's the account a larger nutriti
most prominent number on the label.
"People were making choices based off the claims on the front
of the box and whatever other knowledge they, could scrape togeth-
er on their own," Belser said. "We wanted a simple design that
would quickly give people both what they need and want. We were
very much aware of the rising tide of obesity at the time, so promi-


nently displaying calorie count fit -- and still fits -- both of
those.
"Unfortunately, people like to stop reading after the first line of
a story," he said. "You've got to hope that they will have the curios-
ity to read on."
-. S The problem is that people
don't know what else to look for,
said Kimberly Lord Stewart, author
of "Eating Between the Lines," a
how-to book on interpreting food
labels.
I"We went from virtually noth-
ing to information overload," she
.said.
For example, a cereal box may
claim in big letters that it reduces
.cholesterol. However, in small
print it also says that the average
Person needs three grams of fiber
to statistically have a chance to
reduce cholesterol, she said. "Look
on the side, and the label will prob-
ably say that each serving only has
.' one gram or less."
''"And despite more than a
decade of federally mandated
nutrition labels, the big words on
the front of the box often trump the
small ones on the side. Ward and
PhtoTo Wright Jauregui's research shows that
d from the University of Florida's those who have developed brand
ri l S s, a w e loyalties typically only check the
bicultural Sciences, a would-be product name instead of scrutiniz-
alorie count on a box of cookies ing the label for nutritional content.
7. UF research shows that most The pair have presented their
abels for how a food product research at several conferences --
line, rather than taking into including last year's American
onal picture. Economic Association annual
meeting -- and are preparing a
paper based on selected portions of their work. Among their other
findings: the poor pay slightly more attention to nutrition labels than
the wealthy; people in the South are more likely to use nutrition
labels than their Northern counterparts; and, for most people, where
food.was produced is of little importance.


New potato variety could help



Florida farmers beat crop losses


GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Ptar ai tin- LJUF researchers evaluated Harley
ers could beat profit-draining c -p l'. esI- Black\,.ell from 1998 to 2003 at the,
by using a Harley, says a lnitelsit i -f Florida Partnership for Water, Agriculture
Florida expert but he's not talkiRng .bi-ut .ol and Community Sustainability at
plowing fields with a motor acle -' Hastings. In almost two dozen field trials,
It's Harley Blackwell, a potato airet no more than 1 percent of the tubers sam-
'that'. geing attention in Ncit eaj c 'r pied haid internal heat.n c.oisp iai.. In.
SIlortaa, Where spudstave, been a', aplie 'o1 sim ilk a triagl "With the wotfd's leading
crop for decades:. th chipping potato variety, Atlantic, up to 30
Co-released by the U.S. Departenir t orl percent of tubers had the disorder. The
Agriculture, UF and several other I oiel s \ ail a.is funded by the U.S.D.A. and UF
ties in 2003, Harley Blackv ell i~ lrr, ost The findings have been submitted to
immune to internal heat nerrh-i f. v.hich the scientific journal The Proceedings of
discolors potatoes and makes then unrn ar-. the Florida State Horticultural Society and
ketable, said Chad Hutchinson. a liF a will be published in late February.
ciate professor of horticulture r Harley Blackwell was grown on about
That's good news for r;lmers, n tihe .:n 1o1O acres in Northeast Florida last year,
Southeast, where conditions can 'change Photo: Josh Wickham though acreage is expected to be down in
dramatically during the growing season, In this photo released from the University of 2007 because Atlantic seed cost less,
Hutchinson said. The disorder is caused by Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Hutchinson said.
fluctuations in temperature, soil moisture Chad Hutchinson, a UF associate professor of "Growers don't change production
and nutrient levels. practices that fast," he said. "However,
"If we can reduce the amount of inter- horticulture, holds a Harley Blackwell potato at a this variety has reached a milestone in that
nal heat necrosis, we can help farmersresearch farm at the Florida Partnership for Water, growers now realize how it can help their
avoid losses," he said. Agriculture and Community Sustainability at business."
Chip manufacturers routinely inspect Hastings-Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007. Released in Harley Blackwell produces smooth-
potatoes they receive from growers, and if 2003, the variety is almost immune to internal heat skinned, found potatoes about the size of a
too many have defects the entire shipment necrosis, which discolors potatoes and makes them baseball. It was developed by a U.S.D.A.
is rejected, Hutchinson said. When that unmarketable. Northeast Florida potato farmers potato breeder, and is sold by Maine
happens growers are left with'tons of waste could reduce crop losses by switching to Harley Farmers Exchange in Presque Isle, Maine.
potatoes and lost profits. Blackwell, Hutchinson said.




UF professor chosen to head major



gravitational wave experiment


GAINESVILLE, Fla. -A massive international effort aimed at
making the first direct observations of gravitational waves now has
a University of Florida professor at its helm.
David Reitze, a professor of physics, has been elected
spokesperson of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave
Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration. The job is akin to that
of a scientific chief executive.
"This is a very exciting time for the LIGO Science
Collaboration because our instruments have become sufficiently
sensitive to the point where we are confident they can detect gravi-
tational waves," Reitze said. "To put it as simply as I can, it is an
honor and a privilege to serve during this exciting period."
Reitze is the second UF faculty member and physicist chosen to
head a major international scientific collaboration in recent years.
The other is Jacobo Konigsberg, who was selected last year as
spokesperson for the world's largest high energy physics project, the
Collider Detector at Fermilab collaboration near Chicago.
"It is very unusual for a single university to have spokespersons
in two major international collaborations at the same time," said
Guenakh Mitselmakher, a distinguished professor of physics. "It
shows that UF's physics department is regarded very highly by its
peers at other major universities."
The LIGO Science Collaboration consists of 500 people from
45 scientific institutions and seven countries and oversees the scien-
tific mission of two U.S. observatories (LIGO) and one European
Observatory seeking to detect gravitational waves, elusive ripples in
space-time first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916.
LIGO was built with $300 million from the National Science
Foundation and is managed by the California Institute of
Technology and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Each
observatory contains highly specialized detectors called laser inter-
ferometers capable of measuring ultrasmall displacements caused by


passing gravitational waves.
Although the LIGO observatories in Washington and Louisiana
first became operational in 2002, it wasn't until 2005 that the instru-
ments began performing with enough sensitivity to detect the waves,
Reitze said.
Chances remain small for detection with the current instru-
ments, but anticipated continued improvements to the instruments
will make it steadily more likely in the next few years, Reitze said.
That's exciting for physicists because observing gravitational waves
directly raises the possibility of answering questions about the ori-
gin of the universe, black holes and the nature of space and time, he
said.
Reitze said that some gravitational waves date back to the Big
Bang, the primeval explosion that brought about the universe. As a
result, observing these waves would allow physicists to peer into the
universe just fractions of a second after it came into being.
"Our direct knowledge of the Big Bang ends about 380,000
years after it happened, and the reason for that is that light and the
other things we measure only came into being then," Reitze said.
"Gravitational waves existed right at the start. If we could probe
them directly, we would be able to probe the origin of the universe
exactly at the moment of its birth. LIGO cannot directly access these
relic waves, but we can begin to put limits on what fraction of the
universe is made of gravitational waves"
Because black holes emit gravitational waves as other stars
merge into them, observing gravitational waves would also allow
physicists to learn about how gravity behaves near black holes,
revealing more about the nature of space and time, Reitze said.
In his new position, Reitze will serve as the public face of the
collaboration, and he will be in charge of maintaining its scientific
agenda. As the collaboration's third spokesperson, he will serve a
two-year term.


Pinellas News Friday, February 23, 2007 Page 7

FSU researchers to


study effects of cli-


mate change in


Minnesota peatlands


By Barry Ray
FSU


Second in size only to the
Florida Everglades, the vast
Lake Agazzi peatland of north-
eastern Minnesota represents
one of the largest wetland areas
of the continental United States.
Now, a pair of Florida State
University researchers will visit
this largely unspoiled region to
collect data that may lead to a
better understanding of global
warming and its effects on the
environment.
Jeffrey Chanton, the John
Widmer Winchester Professor of
Oceanography at FSU, and
William T. Cooper, a professor
of analytical and environmental
chemistry in the department of
chemistry and biochemistry,
have received a research grant in
the amount of $493,448 from the
National Science Foundation to
study the carbon balance in
Minnesota's peatlands-a possi-
ble indicator of climate changes
brought on by global warming.
The grant to, FSU is part of a
larger $3-million grant that also
includes the University of
Minnesota, Syracuse University,
the University of Maine and the
U.S. Geologic Survey.
"Peatlands represent one of
the largest carbon stores on the
planet," Chanton said. "Since the
end of the last ide age some
18,000 years ago, approximately
900 trillion pounds of carbon
dioxide have been transferred
from the atmosphere to the
organic soils of peatlands around.
the world. We want to know if
this landform is still actively
growing and absorbing carbon,
or if climatic conditions have
been altered to the point where
the mass is wasting away and
decomposing. Peatland decom-
position will result in both car-
bon dlo\ide jnd methane blitg
released into the atmosphere and-
will serve as a positive feedback
to enhance further climate
change."
"We want to understand the
chemistry and biology responsi-
ble for keeping this large store of
organic matter locked up,"
Cooper said. "And is it still
locked up? Or is it decomposing
and giving off methane and car-
bon dioxide to the atmosphere?"
A peatland is a very large
wetland that contains as much as


30 feet of partly decomposed or
undecomposed organic matter.
Half of the weight of that peat is
in the form of carbon.
"The carbon in the peat
comes from carbon dioxide,"
Chanton said. "Mosses and other
peatland plants take carbon
dioxide out of the air and store it.
When the plants die, they rot
only at a very slow rate, because
the climate in the peatlands is
too cold and wet."
"As a result, all of that car-
bon, rather than being returned
to the atmosphere as carbon
dioxide, becomes stored in
peat," Cooper said. "About one-
third of the carbon in all the top-
soil in the world is found in peat-
lands, but at this point we cannot
predict the relationship between
carbon structure and long-term
stability."
Worldwide, the wilderness
of peat stretches across Alaska,
Canada, Siberia and
Scandinavia, encompassing
more than 9 million square
miles.
Chanton and Cooper's five-
year National Science
Foundation grant will enable
Chanton to examine emissions
of greenhouse gases from the
Lake Agazzi peatland and deter-
mine the age of specific portions
of organic matter. Cooper, mean-
while, will apply some of the
advanced instrumentation he has
developed with colleagues at
FSU's National High Magnetic
Field Laboratory to study the
structure of the peat and what
causes it to resist decomposition.
Both scientists will travel to
Minnesota this summer to obtain
samples. Because the area they
will be visiting has no roads,
they will fly by helicopter to the
remote locations.
This is not their first project
involving isolated territory for
g.!Qi, l 1\ armingg .'. search.
Cooper has studied peat chem-
istry in many remote areas of the
Florida Everglades, including
the extensive mangrove forests.
Chanton recently took part
in an international project with a
team of scientists to measure the
rate at which climate change was
causing the Siberian permafrost
to melt and release methane. The
team's alarming findings were
published in the Sept. 7 issue of
the prestigious science journal
Nature. '


FSU researchers determine

a critical factor in proteins


By Barry Ray
FSU
Scientists know that a better
understanding of how proteins
bond could lead to more effective
treatments for genetic disorders
and other life-threatening condi-
tions.
Now, a new theory from a pair
of Florida State University
researchers has been proven to
accurately predict the association
rate for proteins. Their theory is
outlined in the February issue of
the scientific journal Structure.
"A protein can have multiple
targets or can be targeted by multi-
ple molecules," said Professor
Huan-Xiang Zhou, who serves on
the faculty 'of FSU's School of
Computational Science and
department of physics. "Rapid
association between proteins is
crucial in a wide array of biologi-
cal processes, such as the utiliza-
tion of and defense against toxins;
the activation of receptor proteins
on cell membranes by growth hor-
mones; and the regulation of actin
polymerization, which influences
the physical structure of living
cells. The association rate thus
plays a critical role in the overall
health of the organism."
Mutations are one factor that
can disrupt quick association
between proteins and lead to dis-
ease, he said.
S "For example, Wiskott-
Aldrich syndrome, a pediatric
genetic disorder characterized by
eczema, immune deficiencies and
low blood-platelet counts, can be
traced to mutations on the Wiskott-
Aldrich syndrome protein," Zhou
said. "Normally, fast association of


the protein with other biomole-
cules is critical for the creation of
proper cell structures. The failure
of the protein to associate quickly,
then, is the root cause of the condi-
tion."
In their Structure paper, Zhou
and graduate student Razmi
Alsallaq put forth a new theory that
has been proven to accurately pre-
dict the. association rate for pro-
teins by developing a theoretical
model for the association process.
A central component of the model
is the transition state, a phase that
two associating proteins go
through before finally becoming a
specific complex. The rate predic-
tion is broken into two parts: how
much the rate would be if the pro-
teins find each other purely
through random motion, and how
much electrical attraction increases
the rate.
"This theory opens numerous
opportunities for further study,"
Zhou said. "For example, we now
can begin to uncover the molecular
bases of large variations in associ-
ation rate among proteins. It also
might be possible to design pro-
teins with the desired association
rate."
Attila Szabo, chief of the
Theoretical Biophysical Chemistry
section of the National Institutes of
Health, described the Structure
paper as "the most comprehensive
investigation yet conducted of pro-
tein-protein association rate. It pro-
vides convincing evidence that the
remarkable simplification of the
calculation of association rates
between proteins, proposed by
Zhou and coworkers, really
works."


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the Governor and Legislature on Wednesday, ana-
lyzing the reliability of the existing transmission
system and coordinated efforts for future transmis-
sion developments. The report shows that
Florida's electric transmission grid is reliable for
providing service to retail customers, and proce-
dures are in place to address long range transmis-
sion needs.
Florida's transmission system currently has
about 15,700 miles of transmission lines. Over the
next five years, Florida's utilities plan to add
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MANAGUA, Nicaragua A U.S. senator is
scheduled this week to fly by helicopter deep into
the Peruvian jungle in the Upper Huallaga Valley
- scene of the largest cocaine growing region in
the world; and, where an American journalist writ-
ing about Peru's drug trade was brutally slain in
1989.
The murder case, which garnered internation-
al attention, remains unsolved. But Sen. Bill
Nelson ( D-FL ) is seeking to pressure Peruvian
officials to launch a new probe into the slaying of
the Florida journalist, Todd Smith. His stop is part
of broader mission to assess U.S. anti-drug traf-
ficking efforts in the region.
Recent reports indicate that coca farming is
spreading in the upper valley for 200 miles along
the muddy Huallaga River, a relatively small area
that nonetheless is the source of at least a third of
all the cocaine entering the U.S.
Newly elected Peruvian President Alan
Garcia is among those scheduled to meet with


mission facilities, to be completed by 2011.
The Report also addresses the PSC's efforts to
examine ways to strengthen the state's electric
infrastructure in light of the 2004 and 2005 hurri-
cane seasons. In 2006, the PSC initiated a multi-
faceted approach for utilities to better prepare for
storms, including more frequent wood pole
inspections, vegetation management, and
increased construction standards for electric facil-
ities. These storm hardening efforts will continue
in 2007.
The PSC is committed to making sure that
Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural
gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a
safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC
exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the
areas of rate base/economic regulation; competi-
tive market oversight; and monitoring of safety,
reliability, and service.


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Nelson, whose trip follows one to the region con-
cerning Smith over a year ago. Nelson also plans
to meet with local journalists who have unearthed
new evidence.
"This is another step following the effort ini-
tiated over a year ago to get justice for the Smith
family," Nelson told a reporter for the Tampa .
Tribune, where Smith worked at the time of his
death. Smith's family still lives in Tallahassee,
Florida.
Nelson said the journalist's case is illustrative
of the deep frustrations and uncertainties many
Americans face when confronted with a crisis
involving a family member or friend overseas.
Besides meeting with officials in Peru con-
cerning the Smith case, Nelson is scheduled to see
the heads of state in three other Latin American
countries. He's one of a number of senators seek-
ing to dissuade leaders in the hemisphere from get-
ting too chummy with Venezuelan President Hugo
Chavez, a self-proclaimed enemy of the U.S.


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