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Hotel Rwanda icon:


"Pressure government"


on Darfur


Huge turnout for 2007


Devil Rays Fan Fest


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Fans patiently wait in line at the Devil Rays 2007 Fan Fest to get autographs from players like Scott
Kazmir and Casey Fossum.


Photo: John Terrana
Paul Rusesabagina spoke to a packed house at USF St. Petersburg on Sunday, Feb. 25. Rusesabagina
urged activism on issues like Darfur and said not to forget lessons learned from the Rwandan genocide.


By John Terrana
Staff Writer


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The audience sat in
great anticipation on Sunday, February 25, as they
waited to hear Paul Rusesabagina speak at USF St.
Petersburg.
Rusesabagna's heroic deeds during the 1994
Rwandan genocide became the storyline for the
2004 Academy-award nominated film Hotel
Rwanda.
Neither film nor words can describe the hor-
rors witnessed by Rusesabagina. "I believe in the
power of words," he said. "The only way I was
able to negotiate with the government was with my
words."
Rusesabagina was a luxury hotel manager
during the 1994 genocide and harbored over 1,200
Tutsi people from being killed by Hutu rebels.
Rusesabagina successfully bought time to help
persecuted Tutsis escape by paying off the Hutu
rebels with fine food, champagne, and beer from
his hotel. Rusesabagina is part Hutu and Tutsi, but
since lineage in Africa is considered to come from
the father's side of the family, Rusesabagina was
considered to be Hutu.
Rusesabagina managed to convince a Hutu
general that he would be charged with war crimes
if he did not stop the army from slaughtering the
Tutsis staying in his hotel. U.N. trucks were then
able to transport the refugees out of the country.


Rusesabagina's wife is Tutsi, and several
times during the genocide Rusesabagina was
accused by the Hutu army of protecting "cock-
roaches," a derogatory term the Hutu army used
for Tutsis.
The speech was sponsored by St. Petersburg's
Holocaust museum. Rusesabagina was in
Germany during the 60th anniversary of the World
War II holocaust where a speaker said "never
again" would a methodological extermination of
people on the scale of the Jewish holocaust happen
again.
Rusesbagina disagrees.
Rusesabagina asked, "Have we, the world,
learned the lessons from the holocaust or the geno-
cide in Rwanda?" The audience waited tensly as
he followed by saying, "Unfortunately there is
much we have not learned."
A high-school student asked Rusesabagina
what people could do to help the situation in
Darfur.
"Never let government intimidate you into
thinking they are stronger than the people who put
them [the politicians] in office," he said. "Write to
your President and officials in Congress, put pres-
sure on them, tell them that this [Rwanda] is a mat-
ter of grave concern."
Rusesabagina does not consider his acts dur-
ing the genocide to be as heroic as many would
believe. "I was simply doing what I think many
people in my position would have done," he said.
"It was simply the right thing to do."


By John Terrana
Staff Writer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. It was an action-
packed day at Tropicana Field on Saturday,
February 24th, but the action was not a season
opening game. The event was the llth annual
Devil Rays Fan Fest.
Fans of all ages stormed the artificial turf to
get free baseballs, Devil Ray autographs, and
swing away in the batting cages. The newly
installed turf looks like as though its made from
fake Christmas tree needles'and does not look like
much fun to fall on. Fans, however, could not
resist touching the strange consistency that is
Tropicana's field. "Ah, looks better from the
seats," one middle-aged dad grumbled.
A frenzy of activity consumed the field. At
center field was a display of baseball jerseys worn
by legends such as Willie Mays, H4nk Aaron, and
Ted Williams.


The Devil Rays had their greats out with the
fans to sign memorabilia. Pitcher Scott Kazmir's
line (shown above) looped around the baseball dia-
mohd and was one of the most visited attractions.
There was even a glove truck on display
showing the fine.craftsmanship and care taken in
crafting a baseball glove. Well, how they used to
do it the "old days," anyways.
For the not-so-patient the touch tank on the
second floor was open to fans who did not mind
getting their hands a little slimy and feeding the
de-barbed mascots. And if you want name recog-
nition, how about Takeru Kobeyashi, better known
as the world-record hotdog eating champion.
Season-ticket holders could come in and
check out where they would come and watch the
Devil Rays redeem themselves from last year by
having the best season yet (...right?).
The unseasonly humid air made it a great day'
to be inside the dome where the weather is always
"perfect."
However a beer was still seven dollars.


Photo: John Terrana
Left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir signs a baseball for fans at the 2007 Fan Fest at Tropicana Field.


Crist makes environment


a priority


STUART Governor Charlie Crist on
Monday joined Senate President Ken Pruitt,
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Secretary Michael W. Sole and South Florida
Water Management District Executive Director
Carol Ann Wehle to tour portions of the St. Lucie
River and Estuary.
Together with the Florida Legislature,
Governor Crist is making the restoration of the
'South Florida ecosystem an environmental priori-
ty.
The Crist/Kottkamp recommended budget
includes $190 million to improve the health of the
Florida Everglades, Lake Okeechobee and the
Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries.
"The health of Lake Okeechobee and the
coastal estuaries is of great importance to Florida's
economy and quality of life," said Governor Crist.
"I believe we have a unique opportunity to bring
about long-term protection for the northern
Everglades, and I look forward to partnering with
the Legislature to accomplish this historic goal."
Governor Crist's proposed budget includes
$100 million for the Save Our Everglades Trust
Fund, $50 million for the restoration of Lake
Okeechobee and $40 million to improve the health
of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries.
The Northern Everglades and Estuaries
Protection Program would direct the Department
of Environmental Protection, South Florida Water


Management District and Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services to implement
best farming practices, acquire land and construct
treatment and water storage facilities north of
Lake Okeechobee. The facilities would reduce
pollutant loads to the lake and estuaries.
As a part of the work already underway to
improve the health of Lake Okeechobee and the
coastal estuaries, the South Florida Water
Management District is undertaking massive con-
struction projects designed to improve the quality,
flow and distribution of water in the natural sys-
tem.
With groundbreaking last year, the C-44 (St.
Lucie Canal) Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment
Area will capture and treat local stormwater runoff
from the 116,516-acre C-44 Basin in Martin
County, decreasing flows and improving water
quality into the St. Lucie Estuary.
The C-44 (St. Lucie Canal) Reservoir will
store 50,600 acre-feet of water and a 6,300-acre
manmade wetland will treat stormwater runoff
before it enters the St. Lucie Canal and, ultimate-
ly, the St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon.
Currently under construction on the west
coast, the C-43 Reservoir is a sister project to the
C-44 Reservoir that will improve the timing and
distribution of water in the Caloosahatchee River
Basin.


TAMPA, Fla. High school seniors heading
to college this fall have a new.residence option at
the University of South Florida as the university
launches a new "living and learning" center in
August.
The Bulls Business Community, occupying an
entire floor of USF's Maple Hall, will offer incom-
ing freshmen, admitted to the College of Business
Administration, the opportunity to live together in
an interactive, supportive residence hall. Only 32
spaces are available, so students are encouraged to
apply early..
"We believe this new living and learning cen-
ter will provide opportunities to help students
begin developing as professionals from the first
moments on campus," said Robert Forsythe, dean
of the USF College of Business Administration.
"The Bulls Business Community will be more
than simply a place to sleep and study."
Students selected for the Bulls Business
Community will all be enrolled in similar first-
year courses, allowing them to become part of a
community with similar interests, schedules, and
classes.


To help provide students with a built-in sup-
port network, resident advisors (RAs) for the floor
will be juniors or seniors who have already com-
pleted these first-year business courses.
"Since residents will all be a part of the same
college and at the same place in their academic
career, they will be able to build friendships with
peers who are studying or researching for similar
assignments," said Jackie Nelson, director of
undergraduate programs at the College of
Business Administration.
'They will be able to socialize with people
who have similar classes and schedules. The older
students will be able to serve as mentors, provid-
ing tips and helping the residents navigate college
- the campus and courses," said Nelson.
Unlike students in traditional student housing,
students residing in the Bulls Business
Community will have access to various support
services in the residence hall, including tutoring
and targeted, on-site academic advising.
Professional development seminars, including
workshops like "Dress for Success" and "Business
Etiquette," will give students a chance to interact
with area business leaders and faculty.


USF launches living-


learning program for


business students


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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.m. 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 YOUNG EAGLES DAY. Albert Whitted Airport,
107 8th Ave. S.E. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Youth and teens are invited to
take a flight with E.E.A. Chapter 47. Ages 8 to 17. 727-822-1532,
www.awaps.org or www.albertwhittedairport.org.
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. Xv w%.abilitiesfoundation.com or 727-538-7370 ext.
349.
Mar. 11 SPA BEACH SPLASH. Spa Beach Park, 615 2nd
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.pier-
aquarium.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
musical 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. PHILADEL-
PHIA 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 INTERNATION-
AL FOLK FAIR. Vinoy Park, Bayshore Dr. & 5th Ave. N.E. Sat.

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 4



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


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
performances. 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. 17 THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA PROGRESS.
ENERGY MASTERWORKS WITH A FRENCH TWIST.
Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. 8 p.m. $24 to $52. www.flori-
daorchestra.org or 800-662-7286.
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. 18 GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP. The Pier, 800
2nd Ave. N.E. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Annual spring cleanup at Spa
Beach, Education Station and the Pier Aquarium. 727-822-9520 or
727-422-8711.
Mar. 21 UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY
FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.
Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join citizens,
community leaders and organizations to examine the current day
impact of racial discrimination in our community and our world.
March21 @eckerd.edu or 727-864-8297.
Mar. 22 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS vs. MINNESOTA
TWINS. Progress Energy Park, 230 1st St. S. 7:05 p.m. Spring
training game. $7 to $20. www.devilrays.com or 727-898-RAYS.
Mar. 23 USF BROWN BAG LECTURE: WATER FOR
PEOPLE, WATER FOR NATURE: CAN WE ENSURE
ENOUGH FOR ALL? Mahaffey Theater at The Progress Energy
Center East Atrium, 400 1st St. S. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Panel discus-
sion about local water issues. All are invited to bring lunch. Free.
www.stpt.usf.edu\brownbag or 727-895-7437.
Mar. 23 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS vs. CINCINATTI
TWINS. Progress Energy Park, 230 1st St. S. 7:05 p.m. Spring
training game. $7 to $20. www.devilrays.com or 727-898-RAYS.
Mar. 23 FESTIVAL OF STATE SYNOVUS BANK
CORONATION BALL. Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N. www.festival-
ofstates.com or 727-321-9888.
Mar. 23 WORLD WATER DAY CELEBRATION: LEC-
TURE AND WATER MUSIC CONCERT. Mahaffey Theater at
The Progress Energy Center, 400 1st St. S. 7 p.m. lecture, 8:30 p.m.
concert. Features guest lecturer Dr. Sandra Postel and Grammy
Award winning artist Mary Youngblood. $15.
www.pieraquarium.org or 727-898-2100.
Mar. 23 ST. PETE SHUFFLE.' St. Petersburg Shuffleboard
Courts, 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N. 7 to 11 p.m. A hip twist on an old
game with music and art. www.stpeteshuffle.com or 727-867-7228.
Mar. 24 MS WALK. North Straub Park, Bayshore Dr. & 5th
Ave. N.E. 8 a.m. to noon. 3k and 5k walk to raise awareness and
funds for Multiple. Sclerosis. www.nmss.org/flc/home or 800-
FIGHTMS.
Mar. 24 SATURDAY MORNING MARKET. Central Ave.
from 1st to 2nd St. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. European-style open air market
featuring fresh produce, prepared foods, gourmet baked goods,
greenery, handcrafted gifts & housewares, local artists and live
music. www.saturdaymorningmarket.com or 727-455-4921.
Mar. 24 ARCHAEOLOGY DAY. Science Center, 7701
22nd Ave. N. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Center's Indian Village comes to
life with dancing, food, singing, native crafts and music. Free, $4 for
planetarium shows. 727-384-0027.
Mar. 24 HONDA GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG
SHOW CAR APPEARANCE. Vinoy Park, Bayshore Dr. & 7th
Ave. N.E. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out an authentic Andretti Green
Racing Dallara race car at the Festivals of Speed car show. $10
adults, $5 seniors, free for children under 18. www.gpstpete.com or
727-898-INDY.
1~lar. 24 HISTORIC OLD SOUTHEAST NEIGHBOR-
HOOD ASSOCIATION HOME, GARDEN AND ART TOUR.
Old Southeast Neighborhood. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour of historic
homes and gardens plus a showcase of local artists. $10. 727-895-
2272.
Mar. 24 FESTIVALS OF SPEED. Vinoy Park, Bayshore Dr.
& 5th Ave. N.E. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Display of 200 exotic cars, motor-
cycles and boats made by Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini,
Maserati, Ducati, Bimota and many other high-end manufacturers,
plus onsite cafes and awards, www.festivalsofspeed.com or 352-
385-9450.
Mar. 24 FESTIVAL OF STATE JUNIOR SUN GODDESS
FASHION SHOW. Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 22nd Ave. N.
www.festivalofstates.com or 727-321-9888.

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In the mid-1950s, French educator Jacques Barzun said,
"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better
learn baseball." He correctly recognized the sport as a cultural
touchstone that united us.
Half a century later, finding a tie that binds us as a nation is a
little tougher. So let's go back to basics. How about the English lan-
guage?
This probably seems like common sense. After all, English is
already universal. It's not only spoken by an overwhelming number
of Americans, it's understood by hundreds of millions worldwide.
It's the language of aviation, and thus international commerce, as
well as the default language of the Internet. Everyone, from stock
traders in New York to software designers in Mumbai, uses English
to conduct business.
But instead of using the power of our native tongue to unite the
country, our official policy has been to balkanize the United States.
Executive Order 13166, issued by Bill Clinton, in the summer
before he left office, mandates that any group that receives any fed-
eral funding must provide its services in any foreign language that
may be spoken by someone likely to receive those services. So
instead of having one official language, in practice we have dozens.
Predictably, this leads to problems. As David Leahy, the elec-
tion supervisor for Miami-Dade County, told PBS in 2001, "We
print every ballot in Spanish, English and some ballots in Creole."
So much for the idea that an election should promote national unity.
No wonder we sometimes have problems figuring out who won.
Enough. It's time for a new approach, one that unites all
Americans instead of dividing them -- and one that stops putting the
children of immigrants at an economic disadvantage, English should
be our official language: This can, and in fact must, start in our
schools. And we've already taken an important step.
When President Bush signed "No Child Left Behind," he
changed the way non-English speaking students were taught. Before
2002, the federal government simply paid for services and projects
carried out by states and local school districts. That sort of system
made it difficult to track results.
Now, under Title III of NCLB, Washington provides grants to
states. In return, it demands each state establish "comprehensive,
integrated statewide systems to meet the needs of all limited English
proficient students." That's a good start, because by giving grants to
states instead of simply picking up the tab, the federal government
both encourages them to be innovative and requires they show,
results.
Still, Washington should go even further. For example, 40 states
still use Title III funds to suppQrt bilingual-instructional programs,
where students are taught mostly (or exclusively) in thdei native
tongue. New York, for examnpl, has four bilingual program, while.
Florida and California each have two. That's a mistake.
After all, as a 1998 report from the Lexington Institute showed,
students in bilingual education classes learn English more slowly
than students in regular classrooms do. That means they learn
English later in life, which leaves them struggling to keep up with
their peers.
Federal lawmakers should change grant program guidelines to
eliminate bilingual education entirely. Every student who's learning
English as a second language should do so in an immersion pro-
gram. That'll help them learn English more quickly, so they can
make the move to a standard classroom.
Immersion works. That's why parents of English-speaking stu-
dents now enroll their elementary-age children in immersion pro-
grams for other languages. In Fairfax County, Virginia, for example,
first graders can study Spanish, French, German or Japanese
through immersion programs. We ought to extend benefits of simi-
lar programs to immigrant children who need to learn English.
A primary job of the federal government is to unify Americans.
Besides being our native tongue, English is the language of com-
merce worldwide. Every student should be able to speak it fluently.
That's the only way to ensure that no child gets left behind.

Ed Feulner is president of The Heritage Foundation (her-
itage.org).







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The "planetary surface habitat and airlock unit" has been delivered to NASA Langley for
ground-based evaluation of emerging technologies such as health monitoring of flexible
structures.


If Earth had a mountain so incredibly high that its peak poked
through the outermost layer of our atmosphere, mountain climbers
smart enough and hardy enough to reach the top would have some
idea what it will be like to be camped on the moon.
For those mountain climbers, it would be quiet and there would
be no wind or weather to overcome. But without long and careful
preparation, those mountain climbers would have no air to breathe,
no food or water, and no protection from the sun's radiation. All
around them would be rocks and, if they were lucky, perhaps a bit of
frozen ice in the crevices that never saw the sun.
Now imagine that instead of reaching the peak and glorying in
the accomplishment and beauty of the view for a day or two then
returning to the meadows at the base of the mountain, the mission
was to climb those unforgiving miles to the top and create a base
camp suitable for living months at a time.
That is the enormous challenge that NASA and its future explo-
ration partners face now that the agency has announced its intention
to build an outpost on the surface of the moon -- a base camp that
would become busy when visitors are there, but that could be aban-
doned for long periods without long-term harm.
With such an outpost, NASA could learn to use the moon's nat-
ural resources to live off the land, make preparations for a journey to
Mars, conduct a wide range of scientific investigations and encour-
age international participation.
The first mission could begin by 2020.
As currently envisioned, an incremen-
tal buildup would begin with four-person
crews making several seven-day visits to
the moon until their power supplies, rovers
and living quarters.are operational. ~
,At that point, missions wouldi4rbe
extended to two weeks, then two months
and ultimately to 180 days. Over the first
decade of lunar habitation, space travelers f .
would learn the techniques and skills need- -'
ed for the eventual journey to Mars. 4
The, first steps in making a lunar out-
post a reality are being taken now, as plan-
ners intensify their efforts to determine
what it will take for humans to safely live
and work on the lunar surface.
One team of experts from NASA's
Langley Research Center, NASA's Johnson
Space Center and NASA contractor ILC
Dover LP is looking at inflation-deployed
expandable structures as one possible
building block for a lunar base. '
"Inflatables can be used as connectors
or tunnels between crew quarters and can
provide radiation shelter if covered with
lunar regolith (soil)," said Chris Moore, inflatable Structures P
Exploration Technology Development t at nflatab
meter) diameter inflatable


DeLand Stetson University President H. Douglas Lee, whose
visionary leadership over nearly two decades strengthened academ-
ic quality and transformed Stetson into a more diverse and socially
responsible institution, will retire in May 2009.
Dr. Lee's retirement will coincide with Stetson's 125th anniver-
sary in the 2008-09 academic year.
S.. '" Upon his retirement, he will
become chancellor of the university,
.': a position equivalent to president
,- emeritus. Lee will be just the third
chancellor in Stetson's history.
"When Margaret and I moved
to DeLand and Stetson, we did not
know we were making a lifelong
career commitment," Lee said. "We
were inspired by and fell in love
with the people of Stetson and the
community. We have enjoyed every
minute of our work and life here."
I "My personal goal has always
H. Douglas Lee been to help create a model univer-
sity for the 21st century committed
to academic excellence, the integration of values into the teaching-
learning process, and active forms of social responsibility," Lee said.
"This goal has become a reality through the joint commitment of all
members of the Stetson community. It has been a privilege and
honor for my wife, my family and me to be a part of Stetson and the
DeLand community transformation."
The Stetson University Board of Trustees has initiated the
process to prepare for a national search for Lee's successor. On
Friday, the Board of Trustees selected Board Chairman Nestor de
Armas to lead a search committee.


Program program executive at NASA
Headquarters.
As a starting point, ILC Dover has
delivered a 12-foot (3.65 meter) diameter
inflatable structure made of multilayer fab-
ric to Langley for ground-based evaluation
of emerging technologies such as flexible
structural health monitoring systems, self-
healing materials and radiation protective
materials. Attached to the structure is a
smaller inflatable structure that serves as a
demonstration airlock. Both are essentially
pressurized cylinders, connected by an air-
tight door.
The "planetary surface habitat and air-
lock unit" can also be used to evaluate
materials, lightweight structure technolo-
gies, astronaut interfaces, dust mitigation
techniques, and function with robotics and
other lunar surface equipment.
Inflatable structures are very robust
and adaptable. This demonstrator will
show the capabilities of inflatable struc-
tures in future demonstrations at Langley
and Johnson," said Dave Cadogan,
research and development manager at ILC
Dover.
In the next phase, the team will per-
form an architecture study comparing
inflatable and rigid structures for crew


habitats.
"This follow-on work will allow us to mature inflatable tech-
nology by designing and fabricating sub-scale inflatable compo-
nents for more detailed testing," said Inflatable Structures Project
lead Karen Whitley of Langley.
In a related development, the government-industry team --
spurred by a NASA Johnson proposal led by Larry Toups, space
architect at Johnson -- will work with the Nati6nal Science
Foundation to build an inflatable structure for demonstration in the
Antarctic. While not the lunar surface (or the top of an imaginary
mountain), the harsh environment of the Antarctic will provide valu-
able lessons.
Once inflated, the unit will likely serve as a dry storage facility
and be monitored for its behavior. The work is expected to start
shortly. ILC Dover is contributing to the manufacturing of the unit,
while Langley and Johnson will contribute a modest amount of man-
power. The goal is to transport the unit to the Antarctic in 2008 -- in
time to learn more about inflatable structures before decisions must
be made between competing technologies for NASA's first habitable
lunar base.
Whether lunar habitats are ultimately inflatable or constructed
in some other way, designing for extreme living and working condi-
tions will likely result in yet-unseen applications for everyday life
right here on Earth.


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Photo: NASA/Jeff Caplan
project Leader Karen Whitley stands in the center of the 12-foot (3.65
e lunar habitat at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.


"Over the past 20 years, Dr. Lee has courageously led the uni-
versity through a transformation to a more diverse and socially
responsible institution, while also focusing on academic excel-
i~nce," de Armas said. "The board is looking forward to working
closely with the rest of the university community as we attract and
hire the right person to lead Stetson to build on its current academic
excellence and to have that excellence nationally recognized."
A Trustee Presidential Succession Task Force, chaired by
Trustee David Rinker, has already conducted focus groups with fac-
ulty, students, staff, alumni, trustees and members of Stetson advi-
sory boards to get input on the key strengths and characteristics
desired in the next president.
The task force will finalize the presidential search profile this
spring and appoint the search committee to be led by de Armas by
August 2007. The search committee will lead the national search
during 2008. The Board of Trustees expects to hire a new president
in early 2009 and have the person on-board by around June 2009, de
Armas said.
Dr. Lee, 63, has served as president of Stetson since June 1987,
when he was promoted from his previous position as executive vice
president at the university. Lee and his wife, First Lady Margaret
Lee, have been heavily involved in Volusia County civic affairs over
the years. They have purchased a home and plan to live in DeLand.
During Lee's presidency, Stetson has improved its academic
quality, increased its endowment fund from $26 million to $124 mil-
lion, completed many capital projects, added Stetson centers in
Tampa Bay and Celebration, and undergone a cultural transforma-
tion built on an institution-wide commitment to seven core values:
religious and spiritual life, ethical decision-making, diversity, gen-
der equity, environmental responsibility, community service, and
health and wellness.


Camping on the moon will be



one far out experience


There are really only two
kinds of freshwater fishing
enthusiasts those who already
love fishing and those who just
haven't tried it yet. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) unveiled
today something for both the
Florida Bass Conservation
Center.
On Friday, Feb. 23, the
FWC dedicated its new hatchery
and research center to the propa-
gation and conservation of the
unique Florida strain of large-
mouth bass. The center is locat-
ed on 186 acres in the heart of
the Withlacoochee State Forest
in Sumter County.
The Florida Bass
Conservation Center will pro-
duce a variety of freshwater fish,
including Florida largemouth
bass, striped bass, sunshine bass,
bream and channel catfish.
These hatchery-reared fish will
help biologists meet freshwater
fisheries management needs in
waters that may benefit from fish
stocking.
Florida is world-renowned
as the "Fishing Capital of the
World." Largemouth bass are the
most popular freshwater sport
fish in the United States; the
Florida strain is hugely prized by


anglers because it reaches a larg-
er size than its northern cousins.
The Florida Bass
Conservation Center replaces
the agency's 1960s-era facility.
The outdated hatchery played an
important role in freshwater fish-
eries management for nearly 40
years. However today's condi-
tions call for updated technology
and new techniques to meet the
challenges of modern fish man-
agement. The new facility will
be able to produce up to three
times as many fish annually as
the old hatchery.
A modern fish hatchery
conserves water, reduces fish
loss to predators, and produces
disease-free fish with the right
genetic makeup to ensure their
best possible chance of survival
in the waters in which they are
stocked.
Unlike the old hatchery, the
Florida Bass Conservation
Center is a climate-controlled
rearing and research facility. The
fish are spawned and raised
indoors, in long, concrete tanks
called raceways instead of out-
door earthen ponds. Using race-
ways also reduces predation by
birds, saves water and energy,
and allows better control of par-
asites and diseases.


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Gorgonzola- and

Mushroom-Stuffed Beef

Tenderloin with Merlot

Sauce
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1 beef tenderloin (about 2 1/2 lb;
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
l cup sliced fresh
mushrooms (3 oz)
1 cup soft bread crumbs
(about 1 112 slices I.
bread)
1/2 cup crumbled
Gorgonzola or
Roquefort cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh '
parsley
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea salt) or
I regular salt
I erlot Sauce
1/2 cup currant jelly
1/2 cup Merlot, Zinfandel or nonalcoholic red wine
1/4 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon butter or margarine

1. Heat oven to 4250F. To cut beef so that it can be
filled and rolled, cut horizontally down length of
beef about 1/2 inch from top of beef. to within 1/2
inch of opposite side; open flat. Turn beef. Repeat
with other side of beef, cutting from the inside
edge to within 1/2 inch of opposite edge; open flat.
2. In 10-inch skillet, melt I tablespoon butter over
medium-high heal. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring
occasionally, until tender and liquid has
evaporated. Cool 5 minutes. Add bread crumbs,
Cheese and parsley; toss to combine.
3. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over beef to within 1
inch of edges. Tightly roll up beef, beginning with
long side. Turn small end of beef under about 6
inches so it cooks evenly. Tie beef with kitchen
string at about I 1/2-inch intervals. In shallow
roasting pan, place beef. seam side down, on rack.
Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt. Insert ovenproof
meat thermometer so tip is in center of thickest
part of beef.
4. Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until
thermometer reads at least 140' F Cover beef
loosely with foil and let stand about 15 minutes or
until thermometer reads 1450F. (Temperature will
continue to rise about 5',a and beef will be easier
to carve.)
5. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat all sauce
ingredients to boiling, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 35 to 40
minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is
slightly reduced and syrupy. Remove string from
beef before carving. Serve beef with sauce.
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FWC unveils



Florida Bass



Conservation



Center


Stetson University President H.



Douglas Lee announces retirement












Page 4 Pinellas News Friday, March 2, 2007


[ Legal Notices

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION ESTATET)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
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 Bonsey,
deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756. The estate is testate and the
date of the decedent's Will is May 5, 1994. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
Any interested person on whom a copy of this notice of
administration is served must object to the validity of the will (or
any codicil), qualifications of the personal representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of the court, by filing a petition or other pleading
requesting relief in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules.
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THE NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR
THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt property is required to file a
petition for determination of exempt property WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED. Any person entitled to
elective share is required to file an election to take elective share
WITHIN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.

Personal Representative:
Gail L. Franz
7224 West Highway 136
Talking Rock, Georgia 30175

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, Mar 2, 2007 022312

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that EVELIO CALZADIL-
LA, the holders) of the following certificate has/have filed for a
tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number, year of
issuance, property description, and the names in which the prop-
erty was assessed are as follows:

Certificate number 11885 Year of issuance 2001

Said certificate embraces the following described property in
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 to law,
the property described in such certificate will be sold to the high-
est bidder at the Court House door on the 28th day of March,
2007 at 11:00 A.M. A nonrefundable cash deposit of $200.00
will be collected at the time of sale per FS. 197.542(2).
If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two (2)
working days of the publication of this NOTICE OF APPLICA-
TION FOR TAX DEED please contact the Human Rights Office,
400 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., Ste. 300, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727)
464-4062 (V/TDD).
KEN BURKE
Clerk of Circuit Court
Pinellas County, Florida
15002 Feb 23, Mar 2,9,16, 2007 022314

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


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, Blk 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


City of St Petersburg
Notice 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: 909-23 Jamestown Apartments, Reconstruction, Bid
No. 6599, bid opening at 3:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 29,
2007. A Pre Bid Conference will be held at 10:00am on
Thursday, March 8, 2007 at the Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood
Center 1035 Burlington Ave North ST Petersburg FL 33705. This
bid 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 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 Mar 2, 2007 030204


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

1. CASE NO.: 12-06-7216
FILING DATE: February 13, 2007
VIOLATION DATE: November 29, 2006
RE: VIOLATION OF PINELLAS PARK CITY CODE
SECTION(S): 18-1507; 18-1507.10
PARCEL NO: 18/30/16/69768/400/4908; Pinellas Farms SE
1/4, W 288Ft (S) of N 163FT (S) of S 326FT
(S) of Farm 49; 10456 66th Street
TO: NAME OF RESPONDENT(S): Preferred Investments

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 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 0. Alien 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
Orderof Surmmary Administration must file their claims with this
court WITHINJIT TIMIEPERIOD SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILU
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


Lynn O. Allen
1030 Orangeview Drive
Largo, Florida 33778
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 022325


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

The Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas County is
seeking the services of a Design Criteria Professional (DCP) with
a team of highly qualified sub-consultants to complete the mas-
ter planning for the entire Public Safety Complex and to provide
programming, architectural and engineering services to develop
two (2) Design Criteria Packages for the County's new
Centralized Communication Center (CCC) and Sheriff's
Administration Building (SAB). The selection will be based on
qualifications only. Design/Build will be the project delivery
method for both facilities and therefore, by Florida Statute, the
selected DCP shall be precluded as a participant in the
Design/Build process.
The new CCC will serve to centralize law enforcement com-
munications and emergency dispatch agencies and will include a
Primary Control Center for the County's Intelligent
Transportation System (ITS) and an Emergency Operations
Center (EOC). The new Sheriff's facility will replace the existing
outdated headquarters building and consolidate services from
other locations. Both the CCC and SAB facilities will be located
on the Public Safety Complex property immediately south of
Ulmerton Road and west of Seminole Boulevard in central
Pinellas County. The new buildings will house state of the art
information technology equipment and will be both designed and
constructed up to DOE-STD-1020 wind Performance Category
PC-4 and FEMA 361 standards. The DCP as the prime shall have
listed in his/her qualifications, in addition to licensed architectur-
al and engineering consultants, a team of specialty consultants
including, at a minimum, the following:

Architectural Space Programming
Telecommunications
Audio Visual
Security/Electronics
Acoustics
Lighting
Information Technology
Intelligent Transportation Systems

Services required will relate directly to all the tasks neces-
sary to complete the Design Criteria Packages. Associated tasks
shall include, but not be limited to, verifying and updating the
existing master plan and space needs assessment as presented by
Equis Corporation, conceptual site planning, programming and
implementation, prescriptive and performance standards for
architectural design, lighting, fiber optics, civil/site engineering,
landscape design, telecommunications, security, acoustical,
audio visual, electrical, structural, mechanical, plumbing, fire
protection and building automation. Accuracy in estimating prob-
able costs of construction is of importance to the County in the
development of the DCP's.
All parties interested in providing these services should sub-
mit seven (7) copies of a Statement of Qualifications, in a sealed
envelope, to:

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

Deadline for submittals is 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 28,
2007. Submittals should be titled as:
PINELLAS COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS
MASTER PLANNING AND DESIGN CRITERIA
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THE PUBLIC SAFETY
COMPLEX

Submittals should include the following information in the
order shown:
1. Letter of Interest (two page limit).
2. Project specific Statement of Qualifications Standard
Form (SF) 330.This form shall include data on proposed person-
nel and projects of a similar nature completed by the applicant
and any proposed sub-consultants.
3. References (minimum of three) for the proposed Project
Manager with names and telephone numbers of contact persons
for completed projects of a similar nature.
4. Current projected workload of the firm for the offices)
performing the work; i.e., manpower and resources available to
project work. This should be presented in a clear, concise, and
understandable format.
5. Proof of the firm's certification as Minority Business
Enterprise (MBE) as provided by the Florida Small and
Minority Business Assistance Act of 1985, if applicable, and/or
proof of the firm's certification as Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise (DBE) as determined by the FDOT, if applicable.
Evaluation of each submittal will be based upon the following
criteria; . ... .. ,
S1. Capability/adequacy of firm's proposed staff or sub-con-
sultants to be assigned to the project.
2. Firm's recent relevant experience on projects comparable
to the County's project.
3. Evaluation of the firm's past County performance or per-
formance with other agencies based on references from firm's
clients.
4. Firm's size, capability and business ability relative to the
County's project.
5. Location and ability to handle project workload.
6. Minority and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Certification, if applicable.


Firms must submit a SF 330 and include a copy of the firm's
State of Florida Department of Business and Professional
Regulation Board of Architecture & Interior Design Certificate,
State of Florida Corporation Certification (if applicable), and
Certificate of Professional Liability and other Business
Insurance.
For questions regarding the submittal process, please contact
Barbara Kuhl, C.P.M., Director, Financial Services and
Contracts, at (727) 464-3182.
Interested parties are advised that lobbying of Evaluation
Committee members, Pinellas County Government employees,
or elected officials regarding Requests for Proposal (RFP),
Requests for Qualification (RFQ), Bids or Contracts is strictly
prohibited from the point of advertisement until a final award is
made or protest is resolved.
Jan R. Herbst, P.E., Director
Pinellas County Public Works Department


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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE IN THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTY CIVIL CASE NO.: 06-1388 C1 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 Ist Ave. 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.


181


Dated this 14 day of February, 2007.

CLE


R88 Feb 23 Mar 2 2007


KEN BURKE
RK OF THE COURT
3y: Joyce R. Solomon
Deputy Clerk
022304


Ronnie E. Duncan, Chairman
Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
Mar 2. 2007 030201


NOTICE OF AUCTION

TO: ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
NOTICE IS hereby given that the Pinellas County Sheriff
will sell at auction approximately twenty (20) vehicles. The auc-
tion will be held at the Tampa Machinery Auction, Highway 301,
five miles North of Interstate 4, Tampa, Florida on March 10,
2007 beginning at 9:00 A.M. If you have any questions, please
contact the Purchasing Agent at (727) 464-6308.
PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Karen M. Main, Purchasing Agent
15003 March 2, 2007 030208




NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (INTESTATE).
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 522006CP005210XXESXX
REF#: 06-5210-ES 003

IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES MICHAEL MORRISON,
Deceased.
The administration of the estate of CHARLES MICHAEL
MORRISON, deceased, File Number
522006CP005210XXESXX, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Pinellas County Clearwater Courthouse, 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, Florida 33756. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
Any interested person on whom a copy of this Notice of
Administration is served who have objections that challenge the
qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court, by filing a petition or other pleading request-
ing relief in accordance with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE.MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.

LAURA K. MORRISON
Personal Representative
6001 Apple Cross Street
St. Petersburg, Florida 33709

Attorney for Personal Representative:
W. CLINTON WALLACE, ESQUIRE
W. Clinton Wallace, P.A.
Florida Bar Number: 203130
Post Office Box 177
Lakeland, Florida 33802
(863) 688-1500
Attorney for the
Personal Representative
March 2,9, 2007 030206


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

The Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas County is
seeking a qualified consultant to provide professional engineer-
ing and geotechnical services related to the performance of mate-
rials testing. Pickup and sampling of materials will be in accor-
dance with applicable test methods. It is the County's intent to
enter into a three-year ongoing agreement for these services with
the selected firm or firms. Firms must have a properly equipped
and staffed laboratory for consideration. The County estimates
that three to five hundred of these tests will be required per year.
All parties interested in providing these services should sub-
mit seven (7) copies of a Statement of Qualifications, in a sealed
envelope, to:

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

Deadline for submittals is 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 27,
2007. Submittals should be titled as:
PINELLAS COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS
MATERIALS TESTING SERVICES

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

Evaluation of each submittal will be based upon the follow-
ing criteria:
1. Capability/adequacy of firm's proposed staff or sub-con-
sultants to be assigned to the project.
2. Firm's recent relevant experience on projects comparable
to the County's project.
3. Evaluation of the firm's past County performance or per-
formance with other agencies based on references from firm's
clients.
4. Firm's size, capability and business ability relative to the
County's project.
5. Location and ability to handle project workload.
6. Minority and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Certification, if applicable.

Firms must submit a SF 330 and include a copy of the firm's
State of Florida Board of Professional Engineers Certificate of
Authorization, State of Florida Corporation Certification (if
applicable), and Certificate of Professional Liability and other
Business Insurance.
For questions regarding the submittal process, please contact
Barbara Kuhl, C.P.M., Director, Financial Services and
Contracts, at (727) 464-3182.
Interested parties are advised that lobbying of Evaluation
Committee members, Pinellas County Government employees,
or elected officials regarding Requests for Proposal (RFP),
Requests for Qualification (RFQ), Bids or Contracts is strictly
prohibited from the point of advertisement until a final award'is
made or protest is resolved.
Jan R. Herbst, PE., Director
Pinellas County Public Works Department


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Ronnie E. Duncan, Chairman
Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
Mar 2, 2007 030202


NOTICE OF SALE

THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES) WILL BE AUCTIONED
FOR UNPAID TOWING AND STORAGE CHARGES ONLY:
F.S.713.78


94 DODGE 4DR TAN
93 MITS 2DR MAR
88 HONDA 4DR SILV
95 FORD 2DR RED
85 NISS 2DR GLD
89 CHEVY PU ONG
93 CHEVY 2DR GRY
95 DODGE 4DR BLK
92 SATURN 4DR BGE


2B3ED56T'RH211853
4A3CF34B6PE076213
1HGED3643JA029060
1FASP11J8SW348023
JN1HZ14S2FX097098
1GCFC24H8KZ264949
1GNCS18W3P0139921
1B3ES47C4SD374227
1G8ZF5493NZ156607


ON MARCH 14TH, 2007 AT 8:00 AT 1920 S BELCHER
RD, LARGO, FL 33771
18195 Mar 2, 2007 030215

CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA
QUASI-JUDICIAL
PUBLIC HEARING

The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of
Pinellas Park will hold a Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing in City
Council Chambers, City Hall, and 5141 78th Avenue North at
7:00 p.m. on March 20, 2007. The Community Redevelopment
Agency will entertain all public comment regarding any item on
their agenda at this meeting. All case files are available for review
at the Technical Services Building, 6051 78th Avenue North, in
the Zoning Division.

1. CASE NO: CU 2007-12 (QUASI-JUDICIAL)

REQUEST: Consideration of an expansion of an existing
Conditional Use for a "Shopping Center" to reconstruct the south
side of the building for new retail shops and to allow the estab-
lishment of a "Drive-in/Drive-thru Pharmacy", in the "B-l"
General Commercial Zoning District, with a waiver to the
Conditional Use requirement for hours of operation when abut-
ting and/or functionally abutting a residential zoning district and
a variance to reduce the south, front yard setback.

LOCATION: 7400 49th Street and 4901 Park Blvd.

2. CASE NO: NC 2007-3 (QUASI-JUDICIAL)

REQUEST: Consideration of a "Change of Nonconforming
Use" from "Automobile Dealer, Used Cars" to "Taxi, Limousine,
or Automobile Rental Establishments" in the "R-l" Single
Family Residential District.

LOCATION: 5600 78th Avenue

NOTICE
You are invited to register your opinions either at the public
hearing or by a letter stating'the reasons for your opinions.
Letters should be addressed to the Zoning Division, Post Office
Box 1100, Pinellas Park, Florida, 33781. For more information,
please contact the Zoning Division.
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 applicant, proponents, and public should not communi-
cate either verbally or in writing with the members of the
Community Development Agency regarding the matter under
consideration except at the quasi-judicial hearing, in that this
could invalidate any action taken at the quasi-judicial hearing.
Please note that at the quasi-judicial hearing anyone who has
standing may address the issues at the hearing. All parties will
have an opportunity to question other speakers and be questioned
by any one who is affected by the case. Should anyone wish to
question City, who reviewed the proposed request for compliance
with City Code for building, engineering, drainage, police or fire
issues, please call the Zoning Division, at least five days prior to
the hearing, so that arrangements can be made to have said staff
attend the meeting.
Any written communication should be received 8 days prior
to the public hearing date in order to be made a part of the record
and letters should be addressed to the Zoning Division, Post
Office Box 1100, Pinellas Park, Florida, 33780. All oral com-
munication concerning this case is prohibited by Florida State
law unless made at the public hearing. For more information,
please contact the Zoning Division.
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.
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.
10005-2 Mar 2, 2007 030210


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 07-567-ES
DIVISION: 003

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DAVID M. GUGEL,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of DAVID M.
GUGEL, deceased, whose date
of death was November 18,
2006, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, FL 33756.
The names and addresses of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the 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 OFA 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 March 2,
2007.

Personal Representative:
Helen B. Gugel
110 Seville Drive
Rochester, New York 14617

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
ROBERT J. KELLY, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 238414
KELLY & KELLY, LLP
605 Palm Blvd.
PO Box 1056
Dunedin, FL 34697
Telephone: (727) 733-0468
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.:
522006CP005210XXESXX
REF#: 06-5210-ES 003

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES MICHAEL
MORRISON,
Deceased.
The administration of
the estate of CHARLES
MICHAEL MORRISON,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 12, 2005, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Probate Division, File
Number
522006CP005210XXESXX,
the address of which is Pinellas
County Clearwater
Courthouse, 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, Florida 33756. 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 who
have claims or demands
against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent, or unliquidated claims,
and who have been served a
copy of this notice, must file
their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
who have 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 March 2,


2007.
LAURA K. MORRISON
Personal Representative
6001 Apple Cross Street
St. Petersburg, Florida 33709


W. CLINTON WALLACE,
ESQUIRE
W. Clinton Wallace, P.A.
Florida Bar Number: 203130
Post Office Box 177
Lakeland, Florida 33802
(863) 688-1500
Attorney for the
Personal Representative
Mar 2.9, 2007 030205


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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 Malch, 2107
at 7:30 P.M. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 12170 tth
Way North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3534 and complete lcgal dscirip-
tion 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.
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, Mar 2, 2007 022326


Pinellas News Friday, March 2, 2007 Page 5
PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC
HIEARING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 8th day of March, 2007 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 at 7:30 P.M. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 6808 122nd
Avenue North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3536 and complete legal 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. 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 022328 10005 Feb 23. Mar2. 2007 022327


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That Pursuant to a Federal
Tax Lien date 10-2-03 and recorded 10-7-03 in O.R. Book 13126,
Page 326 against Richard B. Gray,
Also, Pursuant to a Federal Tax Lien dated 10-2-03 and
recorded 10-7-03 in O.R. Book 13126, Page 327, against Richard
B Gray,
Also, Pursuant to a Certifiedn Final Judgment, Bank of
America NA USA, Plaintiff vs Richard B Gray, defendant, dated
9/2/04 and recorded 9/2/04 in OR 13808, Page 332, Case #04-
1464-CO,
Also, Pursuant to an Execution issued 12-29-06 in which
Bank of America N.A. USA was plaintiff and Richard B Gray
was defendant, Case# 04-1463-C040, recorded 11-1-04 in O.R.
13918, Page 786,
Also, Pursuant to if Certified Final Judgment, National
Revenue Service Inc., Plaintiff vs Richard Gray, Defendant,
Case# 06-3946-SC, dated 8-2-06 and recorded 1/5/07 in O.R.
15571, Page 814
I, Jim Coats as Sheriff of Pinellas County, Florida, have
levied upon all right, title, and interest of the above-named defen-
dant, Richard B Gray, in and to the following described property,
to wit:
Lot 5, Block N, Coral Heights according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 31, Page 71, Public Records of
Pinellas County, Florida. Street Address: 2328 Coral Way,
Largo, Florida, and on the 11th day of April, 2007, directly in
front of the door with the number 140, at the Sheriff's
Administration Building 10750 Ulmertoan Rd., the city of Largo,
Pinellas County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon
thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defen-
dant's Richard B Gray, right, title and interest in the aforesaid
real property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all
prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, as provided by
law, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the pro-
ceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and
the satisfaction of the above Execution and all liens according to
priority order as established by F.S.S.56.27.

JIM COATS, Sheriff
Pinellas County, Florida
By: Keith Somers, Sergeant
Civil Section


Marcadis & Assoc
5104 S. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa,FL 33611
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INVITATION FOR BID

TO: ALL INTERESTED PARTIES.
SEALED BIDS will be received by the Pinellas County
Sheriff's Office for "45 each Atlantic Signal LLC Tactical
Headset Systems" until 2:30 p.m., March 16, 2007 at which time
and date a public opening will be held. Bids must be sealed and
marked "Sealed Bid No. 07-05 and the closing date." Bid speci-
fications, forms, and instructions may be obtained in the
Purchasing and Materials Division, 4645 145th Avenue N.,
Clearwater, FL 33762 or at the Sheriff's Office web site at
http://www.pcsoweb.com/Bids/.
PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Karen M. Main, Purchasing Agent
15003 March 2, 2007 030216


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INVITATION TO BID

TO: ALL INTERESTED BIDDERS/PROPOSERS AND FIRMS

Sealed bids/proposals will be received by the Board of
County Commissioners, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Florida in
the office of the Director of Purchasing, County Annex Office
Building, 400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor, Clearwater,
Florida, and will be opened and read aloud for the following:

Bid Title: SERVICES MANAGEMENT,
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Bid Number: 067-0346-B (MW)
Bid Submittal is due: APRIL 3, 2007 @ 3:00 P.M


"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING R
SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE I
PROCEEDING/EVENT, SHOULD CALL 727/464-40
(VOICEITDD) FAX 727/464-4157, NOT LATER THA
SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING."
Further information may be obtained by contacting
Pinellas County Purchasing Department, at the above a
telephone 727/464-3311. Bid information may be obta
visiting the Pinellas County Purchasing Department we
www.pinellascounty.org/purchase Any bids received
specified time and date will not be considered.


RONNIE E. DUNCAN, Chairman
.Board of County Commissioners


15000


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City of St Petersburg
Notice to Bidders
Purchasing & Materials Management

Sealed Bids will be received by the Purchasing and
Management Director, City of St. Petersburg, Municipal
Center, 5th Floor, One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg
33701 for: 909-22 Construction of Restroom and Co
Building at Bartlett Park, Bid No. 6592, bid opening at
ET, Tuesday, March 13, 2007. A Pre Bid Conference wi
on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Bartlett Park 20(
South ST Petersburg Fl 33705. This bid and all addend
downloaded by accessing the City's web
www.stpete.org/purchase/solbidn.htm. The City
Petersburg, Florida reserves the right to accept or rejec
all bids. The City reserves the right to waive technic
bids. The decision as to what constitutes a technicality
solely with Louis Moore, CPPO, Director of Purcha
Materials Management.
18313 Mar 2, 2007




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

AIM Towing and Recovery gives notice that the I
vehicles will be auctioned for unpaid towing and storage
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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


62 IN RE: MARILYN J. TRZA-
,N SKUS,
Petitioner
the and
address or WALTER STEVEN TRZA-
ined by SKUS,
eb site despondent
J after the
TO: WALTER STEVEN
TRZASKUS
LAURO, ADDRESS UNKNOWN
O/CPPB
irchasing You are notified that an
030214 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
Materials of this Court at 315 COURT
IServices STREET, CLEARWATER, FL
,Florida, 33756, before service on
concession Petitioner or immediately
3:00 p.m. thereafter. If you fail to do so,
ll be held a default may be entered
00 7th St against you for the relief
a may be demanded in the petition.
Site at Copies of all court docu-
of St. ments in this case, including
t any and orders, are available at the
alities on Clerk of the Circuit Court's
shall rest Office. You may review these
sing and documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
030203 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
following Procedure, requires certain
Charges automatic disclosure of docu-
argo, FL ments and information. Failure
Statutes. to comply can result in sanc-
or reject tions, including dismissal or
striking of pleadings.
Dated February 15, 2007.
I, DANIEL KELSON,
852840 COURT DOCUMENT SER-
VICES, INC., a nonlawyer,
located at PO BOX 90275,
following LAKELAND, FL 33804, (863)
Charges 944-1780, helped MARILYN
argo, FL J. TRZASKUS, who is the
Statutes. Petitioner, fill out this form.
or reject
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
7654 315 Court Street
2597 Clearwater, FL 33756
By: LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
DM022302 Feb23 Mar
030218 2,9,16,2007 022302


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
33701. The names and address-'
es of the personal fepresenta-
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, .., 'ir.,.:, .,-. or
unliquidated .claims, and who
have been served a copy of this
notice, must file their clams
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
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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) ( ,5 . ,, ..-
8779(V), via Fi.-i. i RKl.y
Service.
16788 Feb9,16,23,Mar2,2007








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

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
SCOTT PATERSON, whose
address is 5167 40TH ST
NORTH ST. PETERSBURG,
FL 33714, on or before
MARCH 9, 2007, and file the
original 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
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.
February 2, 2007.
I, Sebastian Berdychowski
d/b/a F.D.P.S, a nonlawyer,
located at 1377 CURTIS
DRIVE EAST CLEARWA-
TER, Florida, 727-798-5560,
helped SCOTT PATERSON,
who is the petitioner, fill out
this form.

KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
By: Rhonda Ditty
Deputy Clerk
DMO20907 Feb 9,16,23, Mar 2,
020907


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NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-2254FD09

IN RE: FRANK CUMMINGS,
JR.,
Petitioner
.and
PATRICIA A. WRIGHT
CUMMINGS,
Respondent

TO: PATRICIA A. WRIGHT
CUMMINGS
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
FRANK CUMMINGS, JR.,
whose address is 2009 Union
Street S., St. Petersburg, FL
33712, (727) 553-9431 on or
before March 30,2007, and file
the original with the clerk of
this Court. CLERK OF
COURT, 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, FL 33756 before
service on Petitioner or imme-
diately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Office. You may review these
documents upon request.
You must keep the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's Office
notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address
on record at the Clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family 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 26, 2007.
I, Teresa Lee, a nonlawyer,
located at P.O. Box 7053,
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544,
(813) 600-1708, helped
FRANK CUMMINGS, JR.
who is the Petitioner, fill out
this form.

KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
By: LINDA PREJATO
Deputy Clerk
DM030210t Mar 2,9,16,23 010209)


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

Notice is given pursuant tc
Florida Statute 737.305.thai
HAROLD L. HOFFMAN whc
died on December 7, 1995, was
the GRANTOR of THE
HAROLD L: HOFFMAN
REVOCABLE LIVING
TRUST AGREEMENT date
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 first publication ol
this notice must file theii
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-
non of this notice 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, Mar2.2007 022313
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07-2025FD12

IN RE: Aisha Renee' Taylor,
Petitioner
and
Quinten XavierTaylor,
Respondent

TO: Quinten Xavier-Taylor
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 Aisha
Renee' Taylor, whose address
is 3851 38th Ave. S. Apt. J, St.
Petersburg, FL 33711 on or
before March 30, 2007, and file
the original with the clerk of
this Court at 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, Florida, 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 22, 2007.

KEN BURKE
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
By: LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
DM030212 Mar2,9,16,23 030212


NOTICE TO CREDITOR,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNT).
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 07-0510
DIVISION: ES-3

SINRE: ESTATE OF
S M. EUGENE MILLER,
Deceased.
The administration ..:
the estate of M. Eugene Milkr.
deceased, whose date of de th
was December 14, 2005, .
pending in the Circuit Ccunr
for Pinellas County, Floridj
SProbate Division, the addrea
of which is 315 Court Strecl
Clearwater, FL 33756. Thel
names and addresses of Ire
personal representative and tre
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dec e-
Sdelit and other persons havi-g
claims or demands again
decedent's estate on whorr.
c copy of this notice is required
Sto be served must file th~-cr
clai i with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE i ,
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLIC --
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of Ine
decedent and other person,
having claims or demand,
against decedent's estate muat
file their claims with this ccui
WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRS~ PUBLIC.-,
TION OF THIS .NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS-NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH iN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WI-EL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, AN
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 March 2,
2007.

Personal Representative:
Kathryn N. Miller
450 McClures Gap Road
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013

SAttorney for Personal
Representative:
Linda S. Griffin, Esquire
Attorney for Kathryn N. Miller
Linda Suzzanne Griffin, P.A.
1455 Court Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756
Telephone: (727) 449-9800
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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-
R4EWETHER,
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
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Page 6 Pinellas News Friday, March 2, 2006system

Public favors juvenile justice system


By Libby Fairhurst
FSU
The nation's juvenile justice system emerged a
century ago out of the belief that young offenders
were less culpable and more salvageable than their
adult counterparts, but today, that system is under
attack by get-tough policymakers claiming wide
public support that Florida State University crimi-
in,ldgisl- say simply doesn't exist.
In fact, a rigorous study by' those FSU
researchers snapped a very different picture of
public opinion on calls to abolish the juvenile jus-
tice system: More than 80 percent of the represen-
tative sample of 1,308 Florida adults surveyed
were against such a move, nearly 40 percent
strongly so.
Throughout the nation's fourth-largest state,
that point of view prevailed even across demo-
graphic lines such as age, race, ethnicity, educa-


tion, income or political and religious affiliations.
"These findings make for a compelling argu-
ment against the politicization and criminalization
of juvenile justice," said FSU Associate Professor
Daniel P. Mears. An expert on juvenile justice
reforms, he is the lead author of the FSU study,
"Public Opinion and the Foundation of the
Juvenile Court," that appears in the February 2007
edition of the journal Criminology.
Mears points to the biggest surprise in a state
where policymakers have taken increasingly hard-
nosed approaches to juvenile crime and incarcerate
more juvenile (and adult) offenders than almost
anywhere else in the country:
About 64 percent of survey respondents either
agreed or strongly agreed that even violent juve-
nile offenders can be rehabilitated. Once again, the
differences among those with otherwise disparate
views weren't substantial-70 percent of self-iden-


tified liberals agreed or strongly agreed, as did 66
percent of moderates and a majority, 57 percent, of
conservatives.
What's more, Mears and fellow FSU
researchers found no consensus in a mixed bag of
public opinions on the age at which youths should
be tried as adults: 28 percent of respondents said
age 14 or younger; 13 percent, age 15; 28 percent,
age 16; and 31 percent, age 17 or older. While
those calling themselves political conservatives
were more likely than self-described liberals to
favor a lower age, differences were small. On aver-
age, conservatives favored.an age threshold just a
half-year younger than that which liberals support-
ed.
"Although policymakers sometimes say the
public demands harsher treatment of juvenile
offenders, research like ours shows that the public
strongly supports retaining the juvenile justice sys-


tem and emphasizing not just punishment but also
rehabilitation," Mears said. "We found that factors
such as age, race/ethnicity, education, income,
conservative Protestantism, victimization and
employment in the criminal justice system are
largely unrelated to views one way or the other
about eliminating the juvenile justice system,"
Mears said. "This finding in turn reinforces the
idea that support for a child-centered juvenile jus-
tice system cuts equally across many segments of
the Florida adult population."
What's clear is that public opinion on juvenile
justice is more complex and multi-faceted than
some policymakers realize or acknowledge, said
Mears. "More than 100 years after the birth of the
juvenile justice system, we have strong evidence
that the public's 'child-saving orientations' still
flourish in spite of punitive attitudes and political
ideology."


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
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR
MORE YEARS AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE ,OF
r'EATH IS Ari, RED
Tho dI O .' l' I'r .I fo ut.lLi.
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 22007 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.: 07-1704-FD-23

IN RE: ASTR1D GIRALDO,
Petitioner
and
MARK PALAU,
Respondent

TO: MARK PALAU
3003 Collins St.
Tampa, FL. 33607

You are notified that an
action has been liled against
you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
ASTRID GIRALDO, whose
address is 2997 138th Place,
Largo, Florida 33771, on or
before March 30, 2007, and file
the original with the clerk of
this Court at 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, Florida, 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 22, 2007.
I, SUSAN ELLIS, a non-
lawyer, located at 4823 Silver
Star 11l0, Orlando, Florida,
32808, (352) 254-4440, helped
ASTRID GIRALDO. 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
lIM0 71 II Mar 21,,16,23 03021


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
1 5.i:, 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 Feb23, Mar2,2007 022301








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
1350 l-eb2.3, Mar2, 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.: 07-1345FD25
IN RE: CLYDE R. HARRIS,
Petitioner
and
SHARON R. HARRIS,
Respondent


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 AI-Amin Mumin,
Respondent

TO: Freda L. Felton


TO: SHARON R. HARRIS 1886 N. Betty Ln. #B
Residence Unknown Clearwater, FL 33755
You are notified that an
action has been filed against You are notified that an
you and you are required to action has been filed against
serve a copy of your written you and you are required to-
defenses, if any, to it on serve a copy of your written
CLYDE R. HARRIS, whose defenses, if any, to ,it on
address is 1237 Everglades Onesimus Al-Amin Mumin,
Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33764, whose address is 802 LaSalle
(727) 559-2267 on or before St. #A, Clearwater, FL, 33755
March 26, 2007, and filed the on or before March 23, 2007,
original with the clerk of this and file the original with the
Courtat CLERK OF COURT, clerk of this Court at 315 Court
315 Court Street, Clearwater, Street, Clearwater, FL 33756,
FL 33756, before service on before service on Petitioner or
Petitioner or immediately immediately thereafter. If you
thereafter. If you fail to do so, fail to do so, a default may be
a default may be entered entered against you for the

against you for the relief relief demanded in the petition.
demanded in the petition. Copies of all court docu-
Copies of all court docu- ments in this case, including
ments in this case, including orders, are available at the
orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office. You may review these
Office. You may review these documents upon request.
documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office
of the Circuit Court's Office notified of your current
notified of your current address. (You may file Notice
address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida
of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailedto the address
will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerk's office.
on record at the Clerk's office. WARNING: Rule 12.285,
WARNING: Rule 12.285, 'Florida Family Laws of
Florida Family Laws of Procedure, requires certain
Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of docu-
automatic disclosure of docu- ments and information. Failure
ments and information. Failure to comply can result in sanc-
to comply can result in sanc- tions, including dismissal or
tions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.
striking of pleadings. Dated February9, 2007, _.
Dated February 9, 2007. "
I, Teresa Lee, a nonlawyer, KEN BURKE
located at 24724 State Road CLERK OF
54, #266, Lutz, FL, 33559 THE CIRCUIT COURT
(813) 600-1708, helped 315 Court Street
CLYDE R. HARRIS, who is Clearwater, FL 33756
the Petitioner, fill out this form. By: LINDA PREIATO
KEN BURKE Deputy Clerk
CLERK OF DM022315 Feb 23, Mar 2,9,16
THE CIRCUIT COURT 022315
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
By: LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
DM021607 Feb 16,23, Mar 2,9 NOTICE TO CREDITORS
021607 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
Po PmmTA m T


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. Koerkel,
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 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:
John E.M. ELLIS
3637 Fourth Street North,
Suite 412
St. Petersburg. FL 33704
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JOHN E.M. ELLIS
Florida Bar No. 0022486
Ellis & Bradley
P.O. Box 356
St. Petersburg, Florida
33731-0356
Telephone: 727/822-3929


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

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
J. RICHARD RAHTER
Kieffer & 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
11520 Feb 23, Mar 2, 2007 022306


Florida State Parks reaches




one-million acre milestone




in fire management



TALLAHASSEE The Florida Park Service this reducing the harmful effects of wildfire. Certain endan-
week burned the one millionth acre in its fire manage- gered species not only benefit from fire, but will decline
ment program. Since the early 1970s, the program has' in its absence.
utilized prescribed bums as one of the most successful "Public land management is a top priority of the
tools to improve ecosystems and reduce wildfire danger. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
"Florida State Park staff and volunteers have dedi- said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
cated countless hours to prescribed burning efforts for Commission Division of Habitat and Species
decades," said Florida Park Service Director Mike Conservation Director Tim Breault. "The Florida Park
Bullock. "Their hard work has preserved wildlife habi- Service's prescribed bur program is a key component in
tats and native vegetation while decreasing the risk of accomplishing our agency's mission to manage fish and
wildfire throughout the state." wildlife resources for their long-term well-being and the
The Florida Park Service manages more than a benefit of people."
quarter million acres of fire-dependent habitat. The fire The first two-time Gold Medal winner honoring the
management program began in the early 1970's through nation's best state park service, Florida's state park sys-
the efforts of a few forward-thinking, blue-jean clad pio- tem is one of the largest in the country with 160 parks
neers. During the past 35 years, the park service has spanning 700,000 acres and 100 miles of sandy white
worked steadily to improve equipment, safety, and train- beach. From swimming and diving in Florida's rivers
ing standards. Outfitted with fire-resistant protective and springs to birding and fishing or hiking and riding on
clothing, bum teams can now obtain updated fire weath- natural scenic trails, Florida's state parks offer year-
er forecasts right from the fire line and highly accurate around outdoor activities for all ages. Battle reenact-
maps are now drawn using computer programs, ments and Native American festivals celebrate Florida's
"The Florida Division of Forestry commends the unique history, while art shows, museums and light-
Florida Park Service for its dedication to protect and houses offer a window into Florida's cultural heritage.
manage the forest resources of Florida," said Florida "Fire is as crucial as rain to the preservation of
Division of Forestry Director Michael C. Long. "Our Florida's landscape," said Chief of the Florida Park
combined efforts enable both agencies to protect home- Service's Bureau of Natural and Cultural, Resources
oWer, tfro:mn the threat of damage:in a natural environ- Parks Small, "I anrrtllead) looking forward tLc o he e-
ment that is fire dependent." ond million acres."
Prescribed burning mimics natural fire cycles,
improving habitat for native plants and animals and


How long does it take to




rebuild bone lost during




space flight?


Are bigger bones stronger bones? Not necessarily,
according to a recent NASA study that seeks to ensure
healthy bones in astronauts. A four-year study of the
long-term effects of microgravity on the bones of
International Space Station crew members showed that
the astronauts, on average, lost roughly 11 percent of
their total hip bone mass over the course of their mission.
The study also found that a year after each crew
member had returned to Earth, much of their lost bone
mass was replaced. However, the bone structure and
density had not returned to normal and signs of hip
strength had not recovered at one year, although it had
increased slightly compared to post-flight levels.
Researchers say it could take much longer than a year to
regain the lost strength.
The study's findings are important because bone
loss during the course of a long transit to Mars and back
could result in an increased risk of a bone fracture dur-
ing activities on the Martian surface, or in the long term,
back on Earth during the course of aging years after mis-
sion completion. Data from the study showed that, on
average, crewmembers lost as much bone mass in one
month on orbit as an elderly woman loses in an entire
year.
Doctors treat millions of women and men for osteo-
porosis -- a disease in which the bones atrophy causing
loss of density, becoming more porous and breaking
more easily. Although healthy astronauts did not develop
osteoporosis during their four- to six-month stays on the
space station, the levels of bone loss documented were
still enough to raise the concern for an increased risk for
fracture when astronauts' skeletons are subjected to
applied loads with working, lifting or falling.
"The success of human exploration missions
depends on finding countermeasures to overcome such
effects on crew members," said Julie Robinson,
International Space Station program scientist at NASA's
Johnson Space Center in Houston. "There are important
synergies between osteoporosis research on Earth, and
studies of bone loss and recovery in healthy astronauts in
space. Each area of study complements the other."
The research, formally named the Subregional Bone


Assessment, was one of the first Human Research
Program investigations to be completed onboard the
space station. The program manages human health
experiments to understand and reduce health and perfor-
mance risks to astronauts in space.
Beginning with Expedition 2, from March to August
.2001, and continuing through Expedition 8, from
October 2003 to April 2004, 16 crew members partici-
pated in the study. The research focused on their weight
bearing bones including the hip bones because studies
had shown that the hip experiences the highest amount
of bone loss during a space mission and the hip is the site
of the most devastating osteoporotic fractures in the
elderly.
The astronauts' bones were measured before and
after their mission and one year after their return to
Earth. The principal investigator for the experiment, Dr.
Thomas Lang of the University of California in San
Francisco, used X-ray Quantitative Computed
Tomography to characterize the recovery of parts of the
hip bone and changes in size and strength of the bones.
The technique produces a series of cross-sectional
images of the hip bone, allowing it to be quantified
three-dimensionally without interference from overlying
tissues. Lang used the X-ray technology to examine sep-
arately the bone's dense outer, or cortical, layer and its
spongy inner, or trabecular, layer to determine bone loss
in the hip and spine. The three-dimensional tomography
measurements allowed researchers to determine whether
loss is more prominent in one of those bone subregions.
"There's evidence from studies of aging that bone
size increases as a compensation for loss of bone mass.
We hypothesized that something similar would occur
when crew members were re-introduced to gravity after
long-duration spaceflight," said Lang. "Our one-year
measurements were consistent with such an increase in
bone size; however this increase in the bone may not
have been enough to result in full recovery of the hip
bone strength. We will continue to measure bone densi-
ty to determine how much longer it takes to rebuild bone
and bone strength, and whether these structural changes
are permanent."










FEMA to pay for



improvements of UCF



library roof


Pinellas News Friday, March 2, 2007 Page 7


Consumer confidence



edges up, but housing



makes big picture volatile


The Federal Emergency Management Agency
announced today a grant for more than
$690,000 to strengthen the roof of the
University of Central Florida Library. The grant
will pay for improvements that will make the
library more resistant to disasters, like hurricanes,
to help protect the building's valuable contents.
The FEMA grant will pay for 75 percent of
the cost to upgrade the library's roof, which was
damaged during the hurricanes of 2004. The
upgrade will meet nationally recognized require-
ments for buildings considered "essential" for an
organization's
operation.
"This
investment will '
not only protect go 1r00 OP
an important
community
resource; it
could save tax- '
payers a signifi-
cant amount of
money in repair
costs should .
another storm
impact the cam- ---ii
pus," said Scott _
R. Morris, direc-
tor of FEMA's
Florida Long-
Term Recovery. The UCF Library suffered sever
An indepen- Frances and Jeanne in 2004, cau
dent study by the staff areas.
National
Institute of Building Science's' Multihazard
Mitigation Council found that every dollar spent
on mitigation can save as much as four dollars in
response and recovery costs.
The UCF library suffered severe roof leaks
from hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004, caus-
ing damage to both public and staff areas. As a
result, the fifth-floor stacks and part of the first-
floor stacks had to be closed to public access for
several weeks for repairs.
"This grant will help ensure that the collec-
tions and archives housed in the UCF Library,
which serve the University and the Central Florida
communities, are protected and remain accessible
to students, faculty and researchers," UCF
Libraries Director Barry Baker said.


Funds for the UCF library retrofit project
were provided through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation
Grant. Program (HMGP). The program, managed
by the state, is designed to support projects that
will prevent injury, loss of life and property dam-
age during future disasters.
"Projects such as this lessen the impact of
future disasters on public resources and keep our
vital facilities open," said Craig Fugate, director of
the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
"Our state team is glad to work with FEMA and
UCF to better protect the university's library."
Through
the sameigrant
program,
... FEMA also
*mr *Qlugmm:E .; provided
$25,780 to
W cover 75 per-
cent of the
costs of hurri-
cane shutters
for the
Physical Plant
building,
which serves
__ as the universi-


Photo: UCF News File.
e roof leaks from hurricanes
sing damage to both public and


ty's emergency
operations
center during
storms.
Following
the 2004 and


2005 hurri-
canes, FEMA
set aside more than $523 million in HMGP funds
for eligible organizations in Florida. FEMA
received more than 800 HMGP applications
statewide for the 2004 season. Applications for the
2005 season are in the state/FEMA review and.
approval stages.
FEMA manages federal response and recov-
ery efforts following any national incident, initi-
ates mitigation activities and manages the National
Flood Insurance Program. FEMA works closely
with state and local emergency managers, law
enforcement personnel, firefighters and other first
responders. FEMA became part of the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security on March 1,
2003.


By Cathy Keen
UF
GAINESVILLE, Fla. Relatively cheap gas
prices, a record high stock market and low unem-
ployment all contributed to a rise in Floridians'
consumer confidence by two points to 91 in
February, four points higher than at the same time
a year ago, University of Florida economists
report.
"Consumer confidence among Floridians has
been volatile the last couple of months," said Chris
McCarty, director of the survey research center at
UF's Bureau of Economic and Business Research.
"There are competing forces acting on the con-
sumer, and it is still unclear how these will play
out in the long term. On the positive side, gas
prices are still relatively low, although they are
headed back up. The stock market hit another
record high in February, although it is down from
that, and employment remains solid here in
Florida, with the unemployment rate quite low
compared to previous years."
The rise in consumer confidence was broad-
based, with increases in four of the indexes' five
components. The biggest gain was in perceptions
of personal finances now compared to a year ago,
which rose four points to 84.
Three components rose three points: expecta-
tions about personal finances a year from now to
95; expectations about U.S. economic conditions
over the next five years to 86; and perceptions of
whether it is a good time to buy big-ticket items to
109. Expectations about U.S. economic conditions
over the next year remained unchanged at 83.
"On the down side is housing, the focus of
everyone's attention," McCarty said. "There is no
question that we are seeing deterioration in the
sub-prime loan market higher-interest loans to
,consumers with weak credit histories and that
inventories are up and sales of both new and exist-
ing homes are down. Many people ended up buy-
ing homes they could not afford."
The question remains whether the effects will
stay within the housing sector, McCarty said.
Although housing construction by itself represents
less than 10 percent of the U.S. economy, the
effect of housing can move into other sectors, he
said.
Since the last recession in 2001, consumer
spending, which is responsible for about two-


thirds of all U.S. economic activity, has been
fueled directly by equity withdrawals from hous-
ing, he said.
As people's homes appreciated in value, they
felt comfortable arranging cash-out refinancing,
home equity loans and home equity lines of cred-
it, McCarty said. But as sales have slowed and
homeowners drop their prices to sell, the value of
homes in many markets is declining, making con-
sumers less comfortable withdrawing equity from
their homes, he said.
"The big questions are how much will con-
sumer spending pull back due to the decline in real
estate prices, and if other areas of the economy,
such as business investment and exports, can off-
set a possible decline in purchasing power from
consumers," he said.
McCarty said he expects the effects on hous-
ing to spill into other sectors of the economy by
May or June. "This should be more pronounced
here in Florida, given the enormous gains in the
value of Florida real estate," he said. "It has much
further to fall than other states."
Many people are looking to the Federal
Reserve Board for some relief to this situation,
McCarty said. There is a sense among some econ-
omists that the Fed is overly concerned with infla-
tion and will lower interest rates before the end of
spring, traditionally the most active season for
selling homes, he said.
But McCarty said he believes it is very unlike-
ly that interest rates will fall in the near term, con-
sidering recent data on inflation and statements
from board members.
The research center conducts the Florida
Consumer Attitude survey monthly. Respondents
are 18 or older and live in households telephoned
randomly. The preliminary index for February was
conducted from 466 responses. The error rate is
plus or minus 5 percent.
Consumer confidence is designed to help pre-
dict buying patterns by measuring the mood of
consumers toward purchasing. Although other
economic indicators also predict buying patterns,
consumer confidence tends to be available sooner.
The index is benchmarked to 1966, so a value of
100 represents the same level of confidence for the
year. The value of the index is in comparing
changes over time rather than looking at an isolat-
ed month.


Termite digestion could



lead to



strategies for ethanol


FSU honors Congressman,



Allen Boyd with Circle of



Gold Award


By Tom Nordlie
UF
GAINESVILLE, Fla. As scientists search
for alternatives to fossil fuel, producing chemical
energy from wood fiber has become something of
a Holy Grail but termites have been working
this alchemy for millions of years.
A University of Florida study published last
month in the journal Gene sheds new light on the
mysterious and complex process that enables the
insects to eat cellulose, the main structural compo-
nent of plant cells. For people and most animals,
cellulose is indigestible, but termites break it down
into glucose, a form of sugar most organisms need.
The study identifies four genes that produce
enzymes responsible for taking cellulose mole-
cules apart, insight that could lead to break-
throughs in energy production and pest control,
said Michael Scharf, an assistant research scientist
with UF's entomology department and a co-author
of the paper.
"This is a significant step forward, especially
because we looked at the dominant termite species
in the U.S.," Scharf said. "But we're confident we
haven't identified all the genes involved in pro-
ducing these enzymes."
Only one of the genes actually belongs to the
insect researchers studied, the eastern subter-
ranean termite. The other three belong to micro-
scopic organisms known as symbionts that live
inside the termite's digestive system.
"The termites provide the symbionts with a
home, and the symbionts pay the rent by produc-
ing enzymes," he said.
Altogether, there may be hundreds of cellu-
lose-digesting enzymes produced by the termites
and their tiny tenants, Scharf said.
One potential payoff from the research is that
scientists may be able to transfer specific enzyme-
producing genes into bacteria, then culture them to
produce large quantities of enzymes to make
ethanol from wood scraps and other fibrous mate-
rials, he said.
Known as cellulosic ethanol, this fuel has
gained worldwide attention because it doesn't
require edible material such as corn, used in con-
ventional ethanol production.
The interaction of multiple genes makes cel-
lulose digestion an efficient process in termites,
but scientists want to pin down enzyme combina-


tions that will digest cellulose affordably, Scharf
said. Many genes remain undiscovered, and UF
researchers have applied for funding to support a
massive effort to identify all cellulose-digesting
genes in the eastern subterranean termite and its
common symbionts.
Greater genetic knowledge could also aid in
termite control, an important issue in Florida,
which accounts for about one-third of control
efforts in the United States, said Phil Koehler, a
UF entomology professor and co-author of the
paper.
By identifying enzymes most crucial to ter-
mite digestion, scientists may be able to kill the
insects by shutting down selected genes, he said.
Termite-control strategies, such as bait sys-
tems or treated lumber, would be environmentally
friendly because they would have no effect on
organisms that don't eat cellulose, he said.
"Anything we do with this kind of work will
reduce the need for conventional pesticides,"
Koehler said.
Development of enzyme-blocking products
could happen but will require attention to termite
behavior, said Brian Forschler, an entomology
professor at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Recent research shows that termites, which
live in colonies that can number 1 million, often
consume partially digested material excreted by
their compatriots, he said. So it would be impor-
tant that bait products not disrupt termites' feeding
behavior. If it did, termites might avoid an
enzyme-stopping bait and instead share more par-
tially digested food.
"You just have to remember that you're deal-
ing with an entire termite colony," Forschler said.
"This research holds a great deal of promise."
Further termite genetics research could reveal
effective methods of disrupting termite social
behavior, perhaps in ways that cause the insects to
die, said Faith Oi, an assistant extension scientist"
with UF's entomology and nematology depart-
ment.
"The model for exploiting the termite's social
behavior for control is not new," said Oi, another
co-author of the paper. "In terms of pest control,
we can look to this area of science enhancing
existing methods."


By Barry Ray
FSU


that they do.
"I also want to say a special thanks to my
friend, President T.K. Wetherell, for his dedication


In addition to being one of Florida State to the students and the faculty at FSU," Boyd said.
University's most prominent alumni, U.S. Rep. "T.K. is a prime example of what a university pres-
Allen Boyd Jr. long has been an advocate for sci- ident should be, andI thank him for his service and
entific research. Among numerous other research support throughout the years."
projects that Boyd has been instrumental in estab- Boyd, a Monticello resident and fifth-genera-
lishing during his tenure in Congress is the ti6n farmer, earned his bachelor's degree in busi-
Southeast Climate Consortium, which has devel- ness from FSU in 1969. He has represented
oped new methods to predict the consequences of Florida's 2nd Congressional District for 10 years;
climate variability for agricultural crops, forests before that, he served in the Florida House of
and water resources in the southeastern United Representatives for eight years. Throughout his
States. career in public service, Boyd has led the charge
With Boyd's help, the consortium, which for government reform and fiscal responsibility.
includes FSU, the University of Florida, the He also is known as an articulate voice for con-
University of Miami, sensus building and
the University of reasonable compro-
Georgia, Auburn mise.
University and theft CAPS was
University of Alabama established at FSU in
at Huntsville, has 2000 as a hub of
received $11.25 million research and educa-
in federal funding over tional activities pro-
the past four years, and moting the develop-
Boyd has requested ment of advanced
additional funding for electrical power sys-
the next budget period. tems for the U.S.
Today, Boyd was Navy. It also per-
honored by his alma forms research that is
mater for all of his j critical to improving
efforts' on its behalf the safety, reliability
when the FSU Alumni Photo: Ryals Lee, FSU Photo Lab and efficiency of the
Association presented Circle of Gold winner Allen 'Boyd with FSU President nation's electric
Association presented nation's electric
him with its Circle of T.K. Wetherell, left, and Alumni Association Chairman power infrastructure.
Gold Award, given to Ron Richmond. Since its, inception,
"worthy individuals Boyd has been a


who, through their service and achievements, per-
sonify the university's tradition of excellence."
The award came as a surprise to Boyd, who
had just finished a tour of FSU's Center for
Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) in Tallahassee's
Innovation Park. Both FSU officials and Boyd's
own staff had kept him in the dark until the end of
the tour, when he found himself the special guest
at a luncheon and award ceremony thrown in his
honor.
"I am so honored to receive this prestigious
award from my alma mater," Boyd said. "Florida
State University is such a significant part of our
community and our state. FSU enables our stu-
dents to realize their goals and ambitions, as well
as being home to some of the highest-quality
research in the nation. I am proud to continue to do
all I can to support FSU and the important work


strong supporter of CAPS in Congress.
"Modernizing our nation's power grid is a
major key to U.S. competitiveness and security
over the next century," said Kirby W. Kemper,
FSU's vice president for Research.
"The research taking place here at CAPS is
leading to breakthroughs in superconductivity,
transmission reliability and cybersecurity. And
none of it would be possible without the diligence
and support of Congressman Boyd."
Barry Adams, the president of FSU's Alumni
Association, described Boyd as "one of the univer-
sity's most accomplished alumni and one of its
best friends.
"Our university, our state and our nation are
stronger and better prepared for the future thanks
to the exemplary public service provided by Rep.
Boyd," Adams said.


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