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NOAA: Above Normal Storm Season Still Expected


NOAA's Climate Prediction Center last week
released its update to the 2007 Atlantic Hurricane
Season Outlook, maintaining its expectations for
an above-normal season.
As we enter the peak months (August through
October) of the Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA
scientists are predicting an 85 percent chance of an
above-normal season, with the likelihood of 13 to
16 named storms, with seven to nine becoming
hurricanes, of which three to five could become
major hurricanes (Category 3 strength or higher.on
the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale).
The development of key climate factors
through early August has increased the confidence
of an above-normal season,.and has also led the


Image Courtesy of The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The storms that have been swirling in the tropics over the past week seem to punctuate
hurricane experts' warnings that the seas might no be as calm as many expect this season.
With more than two months remaining in this year's hurricane season, public officials and
scientists alike are urging residents in vulnerable areas to be prepared.




Sirata Gets DEP




Green Designation


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Green Oasis: St. Pete Beach's Sirata Resort,
ST. PETE BEACH The Florida Department
of Environmental Protection Monday welcomed
the Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center to
the Florida Green Lodging Program. The hotel is
the 29th for the program, a voluntary state initia-
tive that provides the lodging industry with techni-
,cal assistance, encouraging hotels and motels to
adopt cost-saving 'green' practices that reduce
waste and conserve natural resources.
"The Sirata Beach Resort and Conference
Center is committed to the state's environment,"
said DEP Southwest District Assistant Director
Michael Farley. "Facilities in the Green Lodging
Program serve as great examples to hotels across
the state to adopt innovative green practices that
conserve natural resources and save money."
The Sirata Beach Resort and Conference
Center conserves energy by using ENERGYS-
TAR@ appliances and energy-efficient lighting. To
help reduce waste, the facility uses recycled plastic
lumber decking, toilet paper and paper towels. The
towel and linen reuse program, along with
reclaimed water for irrigation and low-flow toilets
and faucets, conserve water. In addition, the prop-
erty installed high-efficiency air filters to improve
indoor air quality.
"Our family and staff are honored to be active
participants in the Green Lodging Program," said


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as seen from the beach.


Gregg Nicklaus, president of the Sirata Beach
Resort and Conference Center. "We take pride in
our efforts to improve the environment and pro-
mote these concepts to our industry as a whole."
On July 13, at his Serve to Preserve Florida
Summit on Global Climate Change, Governor
Crist signed three executive orders initiating state
energy-use policies, including one that requires
state agencies and departments to hold meetings
and conferences only at hotels participating in
DEP's Green Lodging Program starting January 1,
2008. The Summit was a bold first step to explore
groundbreaking technologies and strategies that
will place our state at the forefront of the growing
world-wide movement to reduce greenhouse gases.
Launched in March 2004, the Florida Green
Lodging Program establishes environmental guide-
lines. for hotels and motels to conserve natural
resources and prevent pollution. As reward for des-
ignation, Florida is recommending facilities within
the Green Lodging Program to companies and
trade organizations seeking environmentally con-
scious lodging and convention facilities. With last
week's new additions in Pinellas County, the Sirata
Beach Resort and Conference Center and
Sutherland Crossing Resort, the program has 30
hotels designated statewide, with 61 in the process
of becoming designated.


NOAA team to slightly tighten the ranges that had
been given in their May outlook due to devel-
opment of La Nifia-like conditions exerting influ-
ence. In May, NOAA predicted a range of 13-17
named storms, with seven to 10 becoming hurri-
canes, and three to five becoming major hurri-
canes.
The climate patterns responsible for the
expected above-normal 2007 hurricane season
continue to be the ongoing multi-decadal signal
(the set of oceanic and atmospheric conditions that
have spawned increased Atlantic hurricane activity
since 1995), warmer-than-normal sea surface tem-
peratures in key areas of the Atlantic Ocean and
Caribbean Sea, and the El Nifio/La Nifia cycle,


See Hurricane Frequency page 6


Largest Butterfly in


Western Hemisphere in


Danger, Researchers Say


By: Tom Nordlie, UF
GAINESVILLE The Homerus swallowtail
is the Western Hemisphere's largest butterfly, but
University of Florida researchers say its numbers
are so small that conservation and captive breeding
efforts are needed to save the insect, found only in
two parts of Jamaica.
A UF study published last month in The
Journal of Insect Conservation was the first to esti-
mate the population found in western Jamaica's
remote "Cockpit Country." Author Matt Lehnert, a
graduate student with UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, found about 50 adults in the
area.
The good news is the popula-
tion was larger than expected,
said Tom Emmel, a UF entomolo-
gy professor who has helped res-
cue the endangered Schaus swal-
lowtail and Miami blue butterflies
native to Florida. Emmel is
Lehnert's graduate adviser.
"From a conservation stand-
point, it shows there's more than
one viable population left for this
magnificent swallowtail," said
Emmel, who directs UF's
McGuire Center for Lepidoptera
and Biodiversity at the Florida
Museum of Natural History.
But the population isn't large
enough to withstand illegal col-
lection or rampant development,
he said.
With a 6-inch wingspan, only
a few butterflies in the world are
bigger. The largest is Papua New
Guinea's Queen Alexandra's bird- UF entomol
wing, which has a 14-inch student Matt
wingspan. endangered I
The Homerus is black with Center for Le(
yellow bands and red and blue
spots. It once inhabited seven of Jamaica's 13
provinces, but as land was cleared for coffee plan-
tations and farmland it disappeared from most.
Few people live in the rugged Cockpit Country, but
deforestation and bauxite mining could destroy the
butterfly's habitat, said Lehnert, now pursuing a
doctorate in entomology at UF.
Jamaica adopted the butterfly as a symbol of
its only national park, established partly to protect
its other Homerus population, on the island's east
side, Emmel said. The eastern population, which
has fewer than 50 adults, is more accessible and
more widely studied. Emmel believes Cockpit
country should house a second national park.
"We now know of several areas near Matt's
concentration area worth proposing as conserva-
tion areas," Emmel said. "Cockpit Country has
other unique species, too, including a parrot and
several plants."
Cockpit Country was named for its rugged ter-
rain, created by innumerable sinkholes. The name


refers to the similarity between the sinkholes and
cockfighting pits.
Lehnert conducted the study by netting adult.
butterflies, marking and logging the insects, then:
using statistical methods to estimate the total pop-
ulation.
He may pursue postdoctoral work at the
University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, to
help develop a captive breeding program for the
butterfly.
I n his dod'oral' research, Lehnert's studying
genetic differences between Florida tiger swallow-
tail populations. The results could help researchers
decide whether crossbreeding Homerus swallow-


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logy professor Tom Emmel, left, and graduate
Lehnert admire a preserved specimen of the
Homerus swallowtail butterfly at the McGuire
pidoptera and Biodiversity.

tails from the two Jamaican populations would be
successful. Emmel said a captive breeding program
is the ultimate goal.
Captive breeding programs should be serious-
ly considered, said Eric Garraway, a faculty mem-
ber with the University of the West Indies at Mona,
Jamaica. Like Emmel, Garraway is one of the
world's leading Homerus swallowtail experts.
"When you have a species like.this, which is
really a giant and under a lot of pressure, we often
need to have some direct intervention outside of
the ordinary management of the habitat," Garraway
said.
Public interest in saving the Homerus could
pave the way for broader conservation efforts on
the island, he said.
"People love butterflies-it's a perfect flag-
ship species," he said. "We can preserve it not just
for itself but we can use it to conserve a lot, lot
more, probably-lots of other species, as well as
the forest itself."


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Aug. 17 FLORIDA'S TREASURES. Brooker Creek Preserve.
:3940 Keystone Rd. Tarpon Springs. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. And exhibi-
'tion of the art of Terry Smith, who has been a wildlife artist since
1977. He has exhibited in shows, museums and galleries throughout
'Florida and the Southeast. For more information, call (727) 453-
6800.
Aug. 17 FLASH! BANG! BOOM! DISCOVER OUR AMAZ-
ING WEATHER! Brooker Creek Preserve. 3940 Keystone Rd.
Tarpon Springs. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lightning, thunder, hail and won-
der! Get blown away by whirlwinds, tornadoes, hurricanes and
cyclones. Get swept up by these interesting weather phenomena at
this fun and engaging program. Free. To register, call (727) 453-6800.
Aug. 17-19 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS VS. CLEVELAND
INDIANS. Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr. St. Petersburg.
www.devilrays.com or 888-FAN-RAYS.
Aug 17 DECOMPOSITION: LIFE'S PROCESS OF
RENEWAL. Weedon Island Preserve. 1800 Weedon Drive NE. St.
Petersburg. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Think composting is a mystery? Been
confused about what can or cannot be added to the compost bin?
Solve those mysteries at this free workshop led by a Pinellas County
Extension educator at beautiful Weedon Island Preserve. Discover
how easy it is to create compost to use in the garden and landscape.
Pinellas County residents will receive a free 17.6 cubic feet plastic
compost bin, while they last! Free. To register, call (727) 4f3-6500.
Aug. 18 GUIDED NATURE WALK. Chestnut Park. 2200
East Lake Rd. Palm Harbor. 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Aug. 18 THE GREAT NATURALIST READING SERIES: -
CHARLES DARWIN. Brooker Creek Preserve. 3940 Keystone
Rd. Tarpon Springs. 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The East Lake
Community Library and the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental
Education Center will co-host this exciting new series each month.
The English naturalist Charles Darwin (1809 1882) made one of
the most important contributions to modern science with his. revolu-
tionary ideas on natural selection. Call (727) 453-6800 for more
*information and to register.
Aug. 18 SPCA'S NATIONAL HOMELESS PETS ADOP-
TION DAY. SPCA Tampa Bay 9099 130th Ave. N. Largo. 11:00
a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.spcafl.org'or call
(727) 586-3591.
Aug. 18 PROM. Countryside Recreation Center. 2640 Sabal
Springs Dr. Clearwater. If you didn't get to enjoy Prom the first time
,around, here is your chance.This event is geared toward individuals
with developmental disabilities. Tickets are on sale now at the Long
.Center: $20 per participant/$5 per chaperone. Includes dinner, danc-
.ing, flower, and photo. For more information, call the Clearwater's
.Therapeutic Recreation department at (727)793-2320 x. 227.
Aug. 18 COMPOST HAPPENS. Weedon Island Preserve. 1800
.Weedon Drive NE. St. Petersburg. 10-11:30 a.m. Think composting
is a mystery? Call (727) 582-2673 to pre-register.
Aug. 19 MUSIC FEST ON THE WATER. The Pier, 800 2nd
. Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy Classic Rock
*featuring "Sound Wave" in the Waterside Courtyard. Visit
www.stpetepier.com or call 727-821-6443 for more information.
Aug. 20-22 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS VS. BOSTON RED
SSOX. Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr. St. Petersburg. www.dev-
ilrays.com or 888-FAN-RAYS.
Aug. 22 STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
PART TIME LAW SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSION. 1401
61st Street South, Gulfport. 6:30 p.m., Registration @ 6:15 p.m. This
information session will explain the law school admission and finan-
cial aid processes, Stetson's curriculum, legal careers, and will pro-
Svide insights from part-time law students. For directions and to regis-
ter, visit www.law.stetson.edu/admissions/PTinformationsessions.asp
Aug. 23-26 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS VS. OAKLAND
ATHLETICS. Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr. St. Petersburg.
www.devilrays.com or 888-FAN-RAYS.
Aug. 25 FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE. Lake Maggiore #8,
4701 Martin Luther King Jr. St. S. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meet your local
firefighters, check out their trucks, join in e celebration of their 100th
-anniversary and ring the 100 year old bell. For more information, call
(727) 893-7480.
Aug. 25 BILLY B. AND FAMILY FUN. Brooker Creek
Preserve. 3940 Keystone Rd. Tarpon Springs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Enjoy a
fun-filled performance by internationally renowned children's enter-
tainer Billy B. Sing and dance to a better understanding of the natu-
ral world. This family event features indoor and outdoor nature
games between shows and a children's book sale. Free tickets are
required for admission. For more information, call (727) 453-6800.
Aug. 26 JOE WALSH IN CONCERT. Mahaffey Theater, 400
1st St. S. St. Petersburg. 8 p.m. Enjoy a evening with a rock and roll
legend, Joe Walsh. Special guest performance by JD and The Straight
Shot. $65 and $100. www.mahaffeytheater.com or 727-892-5767.
Aug. 29 LIVING WITH OUR WILDLIFE NEIGHBORS
PROGRAM. Brooker Creek Preserve. 3940 Keystone Rd. Tarpon
Springs. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Have you ever wondered what kind of ani-
mal you are seeing or if it should even be in your yard? Join Jeanne
Murphy, from Pinellas County Extension, to learn how to identify
common backyard visitors, how to encourage or discourage their vis-
its and much more. Free. To register, call (727) 453-6800.
Sep. 1 ALBERT WHITTED AIRPORT PRESERVATION
SOCIETY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Albert Whitted Airport, 451

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


8th Ave. S.E. St. Petersburg. 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. All you can eat pan-
cakes, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, grits, coffee and juice. $10 adults, $2
children under 12. www.awaps.org or 727-822-1532.
Sep. 1 SUNCOAST ANNUAL CORVETTE SHOW. The Pier,
800 2nd Ave. N.E. St. Petersburg. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Labor Day week-
end corvette show featuring entertainment, door prizes, awards and
more. Pre-register your 'vette by Aug. 5, plus receive a t-shirt, dash
plaque and goodies. $20 registration. www.stpetepier.com or 727-
821-6443.
Sep. 3 to 5 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS VS. BALTIMORE
ORIOLES. Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr. St. Petersburg.
www.devilrays.com or 888-FAN-RAYS.
Sep. 7 GET DOWNTOWN. Central Ave. from 2nd to 3rd St. St.
Petersburg. 5:30 to 10 p.m. Live music and festive street party. Free.
727-393-3597.
Sep. 7 to 9 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS VS. TORONTO
BLUE JAYS. Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Dr. St. Petersburg.
www.devilrays.com or 888-FAN-RAYS.
Sep. 7 to 9 WEEKEND ART SALE. The Arts Center, 719
Central Ave. St. Petersburg.Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun. noon
to 4 p.m. Purchase works of art from over 25 juried artists. Free.
www.theartscenter.org or (727) 822-7872.
Sep. 15 AIDS WALK ST. PETERSBURG. North Shore Park,
901 North Shore Dr. N.E. St. Petersburg. 9 a.m. to noon. Fundraiser
benefiting clients of For AIDS Care Today. (727) 328-3268.
Sep. 15 CRIME PREVENTION RUN & FESTIVAL.
Campbell Park, 601 14th Street S, St. Petersburg. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Promotes positive interaction between community residents and law
enforcement. Free. For more information, call (727) 327-2081.
Sep. 15 PRESCHOOL VILLAGE RAMBLERS. Heritage
Village. 11909 125th Street N, Largo, FL. 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Preschoolers and their parents or grandparents can play at history!
Call (727) 582-2123 for more information.
Sep. 15 GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE. Brooker Creek
Preserve. 3940 Keystone Rd. Tarpon Springs. 10 a.m.-1l:30 a.m.
'Choosing plants that create habitat for variouswildlife can be a
rewarding and educational experience for the entire family. An
instructor from Pinellas County Extension will be on hand to teach
this free workshop at Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental
Education Center in Tarpon Springs. Call (727)453-6800 for info and
pre-registration.
Sep. 16 SICKLE CELL DINNER & JAZZ. Hilton St.
Petersburg, 333 1st St. S. St. Petersburg. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Jazz extrava-
ganza featuring dinner, dancing, and entertainment by local musi-
cians and vocalists. Call (727) 896-2355.
Sep. 16 FAMILY DAY. The Arts Center, 719 Central Ave. St.
Petersburg. 1 to 4 p.m. Family friendly day with hands-on art projects
and other fun activities. Free. www.theartscenter.org or 727-822-
7872.
Sep. 17 GOP REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
DEBATE. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. St. Petersburg. 7 to 9 p.m.
Live broadcast on CNN moderated by Anderson Cooper.
www.mahaffeytheater.com or 727-892-5767.
Sep. 22 DOG SWIM DAY. Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Martin
Luther King Jr. St. N. St. Petersburg. Swim sessions: 10 a.m. to noon
and 1 to 3 p.m. Friendly canines get to splash and paddle in the pool.
Register at either start time with proof of vaccination. $5 per dog,
humans free. 727-893-7732.
Sep. 22 CLASSIC AUTO SHOW. The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E.
St. Petersburg. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out classic beauties from
1976 and earlier. Call for car registration. Free. www.stpetepier.com
or 727-418-0628.
Sep. 25 TAMPA BAY JOB FAIR. The Coliseum. 535 4th Ave.
N. St. Petersburg. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Over 80 local employers on site per-
forming testing, interviews, and more. Free. Call (727) 898-5202 for
more information.
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HERITAGE


NEWS


FORUM

Lisa Curtis

http://www.heritage.org
214 Massachusetts Ave. N.E. Washington, D.C. 20002 *
(202) 546-4400


Pakistan: Stumbling

Towards Democracy
by Lisa Curtis
After eight years of military rule, Pakistan is finally moving
towards restoring civilian-led democracy. On July 27 the same day
the re-opening of the Red Mosque provoked street clashes and a
bombing killed 13 in a nearby market news broke that President
Pervez Musharraf had met with former Pakistani Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Coinciding With the violent and
tumultuous events in Islamabad, the reported Musharraf-Bhutto con-
clave provided a ray of hope that the two leaders were making com-
promises that would allow the progressive forces of the country to
unite in bringing positive political change.
The good news is that President Musharraf is waking to the fact
that he can no longer hold back the forces of democracy in his coun-
try. The bad news is Pakistani politics remains as divisive as ever and
restoring democracy is likely to be messy. Though the process may
be bumpy and the outcome by no means certain, there is no turning
back now. The Pakistani people have been energized by the reinstate-
ment of the Supreme Court Chief Justice. They are counting on free
and fair elections to usher in a new political dispensation that will
break the military's grip on power. Washington should welcome and
support the democratic impulses in the country, which will help in
countering the parallel trend of rising extremism.
The desire for a return to democratic politics in Pakistan has
been building for some time. The brewing anti-Musharraf sentiment
found public expression in March when he attempted to dismiss the
country's Chief Justice. Musharraf's gambit, aimed at thwarting any
challenges to his presidential re-election plans, backfired badly and
instead released the Pakistani public's bottled-up frustration with
eight years of military rule.
The judicial crisis may have been the spark for the democratic
movement, but a wave of suicide attacks over the last few weeks has
heightened the urgency for reconciliation between the military and
secular democratic forces to address together the growing threat from
religious extremism. The extremists are trying to exploit political
uncertainty by sowing discord and confusion within society. The
brazenness of their actions over the last month attempting to take
on the Pakistan military at the Red Mosque to provoke an Islamic rev-
olution and committing a series of suicide attacks on both Pakistani
civilians and security personnel have helped clarify the political sit-
uation by demonstrating the importance of democracy as a defining
characteristic of Pakistan's identity versus the idea of Pakistan as an
anti-moder theocratic state.
Some in Washington have a misplaced fear that holding free and
fair elections could somehow strengthen the extremists. In reality,
religious extremists will be less likely to gain power if a credible
election is held on schedule later this year. In a poll conducted in
Pakistan by the U.S. International Republican Institute in March, the
coalition of religious parties (the Muttahida Majlis-e Amal-MMA)
polled nationally at about 5 percent; the Pakistan People's Party
(PPP) at 26 percent; the Pakistan Muslim League/Quaid-e-Azam
(PML/Q) at 24 percent; and the Pakistan Muslim League/Nawaz
(PML/N) at 15 percent. Allowing key political leaders Benazir
Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif to return to Pakistan to compete in next
year's elections would buoy the secular parties and likely force the
MMA to break into its constituent parts, leaving the religious parties
with diminished power over the country's future direction and poli-
cies.
If, on the other hand, Musharraf were to backtrack on his com-
mitment to restore democratic politics, i.e., postpone the elections
and/or refuse to separate the positions of President and Chief of ArAy
Staff, he would likely fuel public anger and discontent, and further
the extremist agenda.
Though the Musharraf-Bhutto talks are still evolving, it appears
they are seeking an agreement that would establish a mutually accept-
able caretaker government to hold general elections by early next
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FSU Study Finds



Deep Ocean



Turbulence has big



Impact on Climate

By Libby Fairhurst, FSU
More than a mile beneath the Atlantic's surface, roughly halfway
between New York and Portugal, seawater rushes through the narrow
gullies of an underwater mountain range much like winds gusting
between a city's tall buildings. That rush generates one.of the most
turbulent areas ever observed in the deep ocean.
In fact, the turbulence packs an energy wallop equal to about five
million watts-comparable to output from a small nuclear reactor,
according to a landmark study led by Florida State University
researcher Louis St. Laurent and described in the August 9 edition of
the journal Nature.
The study-an international collaboration of scientists from the
United States and France-documents for the first time the turbulent
.conditions in an undersea mountain range known as the Mid-Atlantic
Ridge. It provides never-before-seen evidence that deep-water turbu-
lence swirling in the small passageways of such mountains is gener-
ating much of the mixing of warm and cold waters in the Atlantic
Ocean.
Better understanding the mechanisms of mixing is crucial, says
St. Laurent, an assistant professor of physical oceanography at FSU
.and the study's co-principal investigator, because mixing produces
the overall balance of water temperatures that helps control the
strength of the Gulf Stream-the strong, warm ocean current that
starts in the Gulf of Mexico, flows along the U.S. east coast to
Canada and on to Europe, and plays a crucial climate role.
"Oceanographers are working hard to understand how processes
in the ocean help to keep the Earth's climate stable," St. Laurent said.
"We are aware that the climate is warming, but we don't yet fully
understand how the changes will affect society. Our work will result
in better models for predicting how the ocean will affect the climate
in the future and a better understanding of sea-level rise, weather pat-
terns such as El Nino, and the impact of these events on fisheries."
St. Laurent compared the flow of seawater through underwater
Gullies in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge to the wind, so familiar to hikers,
that blows through mountain passages on land.
"That wind creates a condition known as turbulence, which can
blow the hat from your head," St. Laurent said. "In the ocean, turbu-
ience is produced when water flows quickly though oceanic passages.
The turbulence stirs the almost freezing water near the bottom with
warmer water that is closer tp the surface, much as you would mix
cream into coffee by stirring it with a spoon.
"We know that the mixing of warm surface water with very cold
deep water is one of several factors that influence the Earth's cli-
mate," he said. "The mixing we observed and measured for our study
allows the warmth at the surface of the ocean to 'diffuse' deep into
the sea. The overall balance between warm and cold water in the
iAtlantic helps control the strength of the Gulf Stream, which moves
heat away from the Earth's equator toward regions that receive much
less heating from the sun's rays."
S St. Laurent's co-principal investigator and co-author was
nhdreas M. Thurnherr, a former postdoctoral researcher in the FSU
oceanography department and now a scientist at Columbia
University. The field study took place in August 2006 during a three-
week expedition aboard a French research vessel to a location close
to the Azores, volcanic islands 2,000 miles east of the U.S. and west
of Europe that comprise an above-sea portion of the mostly sub-
'merged Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
To measure the energy generated by the extraordinarily intense
turbulence more than a mile below the ocean's surface, St. Laurent
and crew used a custom-made instrument called the "turbulence pro-
filer," outfitted with special sensors.
"The turbulence profiler measured the output using 'watts,' the
same unit of measurement as printed on light bulbs," St. Laurent
said. "In the undersea mountain passage where we intentionally
looked, we found turbulence levels as large as one-10th watt per
cubic meter of seawater. This is a huge amount of energy when you
add all the seawater in the passage, equal to around five million watts,
which is comparable to output from a nuclear reactor."
St. Laurent earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 1999
before joining the FSU faculty. Funding for his research comes from
"the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Office of Naval
'Research. To learn more about research in the FSU oceanography
department-ranked among the top 10 oceanography programs
-nationally for scholarly output-visit the Web site at ocean.fsu.edu.
The journal Nature can be accessed online at
www.nature.com/nature. Reporters may obtain a PDF of the Aug. 9
paper ("Overflow Mixing of Lower Thermocline Water on the Crest
of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge") at press.nature.com.


Heritage, Continued from Page 2
year, allowing Musharraf to remain President minus his military uni-
form. It is the latter part of the equation that raises the most questions.
The timing of President Musharraf's removal of the uniform could be
a critical element in making the deal workable. Ms. Bhutto has
already said publicly that the courts will dispute the legality of a re-
election bid by Musharraf from the current assembly while still in
uniform. "Should General Musharaf seek re-election from this
assembly, the matter will end up in the judicial forums," she stated
flatly. Musharraf has taken bold steps before and he may be prepared
to take his chances with the courts over the matter. His only other
options appear limited to either seeking re-election from a new par-
liament without the uniform (a highly risky gambit, given that he has
no political base and derives his power from his military position) or
stepping down altogether.
Although the meeting between Musharraf and Bhutto is a posi-
tive step towards the restoration of democracy, the two leaders need
to remember that too much backroom politicking and deal-making
can undermine the democratic process. Transparency, accountability
and political choices are key elements of a successful democracy. The
PML-N, representing the center-right of the political spectrum, is a
major force in Pakistani politics and the party's full participation in
the elections will further strengthen the overall democratic process.
In the end, the credibility of the democratic process leading up to
the general elections and the handling of the elections themselves
will determine the country's future. The courts have been embold-
ened by the reinstatement of the Chief Justice and will almost cer-
tainly play a greater role in checking the Presidency. Witness the
Supreme Court's decision last week to grant bail to Javed Hashmi, a
prominent opposition leader jailed in 2003 on charges of inciting
mutiny in the army, forgery and defamation.
Ayman al-Zawahiri's statement inciting Pakistanis to jihad over
the Red Mosque confrontation and his proclamation that "elections
will not save you" directly challenge the authority of the Pakistani
government. An important element in fighting extremism is to ensure
that people have a compelling alternative to the anti-state ideology of
al Qaeda. In other words, if the Pakistani people feel they have a
voice in the governing of the country, they will be less susceptible to
al Qaeda ideology.
Pakistan has been ruled by military regimes for over half its exis-
tence. The military's pervasive involvement in civilian affairs has sti-
fled the development of civil society and democratic institutions. The
time has come to reverse this trend. Pakistan's future stability
depends on it.
Lisa Curtis is Senior Research Fellow on South Asia in
the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation


Pinellas News Friday, August 17, 2007 Page 3
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Roasted Vegetable and Pasta


Casserole

1. Heat oven to 4500F.
B Spray 8-inch square
(2-quart) baking dish
with cooking spray.
Cook and drain pasta
as directed on pack- I
age.
2. Meanwhile, in large
bowl, toss bell pep-
Ipets, mushrooms,
zucchini, oil, Italian
seasoning and salt to
3 cups uncooked coat. Spoon into
penne pasta (9 oz) ungreased 15x10x1-
2 medium red, green inch pan. Bake
or yellow bell pep- uncovered about 20
pers, each cut into minutes or until crisp-
12 pieces tender. Cool slightly.
1 cup fresh mush- Coarsely chop veg-
rooms, cut in half tables.
1 medium zucchini, 3. Reduce oven temper-I
cut into 1 1/2-inch ature to 3500F. In 4-
pieces (2 cups) quart saucepan, mix
1 tablespoon olive or sauce mix (dry) and
vegetable oil milk. Heat to boiling
1/2 teaspoon Italian over medium heat,
seasoning stirring constantly;
1/4 teaspoon salt remove from heat.
1 package (1.8 oz) Stir in cheeses until
white sauce mix melted. Stir in pasta
2 cups milk until well coated.
1 cup shredded 4. Spoon half of pasta
Havarti cheese (4 mixture into baking
oz) dish. Reserve about
1 cup shredded 1/2 cup of the vegeta-
Cheddar cheese (4 bles. Spoon remain-
oz) ing vegetables evenly
over pasta. Top with
Prep Time:45 min remaining pasta.
IStart to Finish:1 hr 30 min Sprinkle with
Makes:6 servings reserved vegetables.I
5. Cover with foil; bake
30 minutes. Uncover;
Recipe Courtesy of Betty bake 10 to 15 minutes
Crocker longer or until bubbly.


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NOAA Surveys Arctic Sea Floor


NOAA's Office of Coast Survey, in part-
nership with the University of New
Hampshire's Joint Hydrographic Center and
the National Science Foundation, embarks
on a four-week cruise to map a portion of the
Arctic sea floor starting Aug. 17.
This is the third expedition in
a series of cruises aboard the U.S.
Coast Guard Cutter HEALY
designed to map the sea floor on
the northern Chukchi Cap.
Scientists will explore this poorly
known region to better under-
stand its morphology and the
potential for including this area
within the United States' extend-
ed continental shelf under the
United Nations Convention on
Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The data collected during
this cruise will also provide valu-
able information for better under-
standing sea floor processes and
fisheries habitat, as well as pro- Side sc
vide input into climate and circu- Ranging)
lation models that will help scien- Like other
tists predict future conditions in return sig
the Arctic. Previous mapping In a side s
cruises in this series were con- that swee
ducted in 2003 and 2004. typically t
The HEALY is equipped continuous
with more than 4,200 square feet objects'th
of scientific laboratory space and return) an
a multibeam echo sounder, the return). W
primary tool that is used to map depicted,
the sea floor. The research has information
been funded through a NOAA
grant award to the University of New
Hampshire and will be headed by cruise
chief scientist Larry Mayer at UNH with
NOAA's Andy Armstrong serving as co-


chief scientist. The northern Chukchi Cap is
an ice-covered region of the Arctic Ocean
where little data about the sea floor is avail-
able. The cruise will primarily be mapping
the 2,500 meter (about 8,250 foot) depth


Image Courtesy
;an sonar is a specialized sonar (SOund NAviga
system for searching and detecting objects on the
sonars, a side scan transmits sound energy and ana
nal (echo) that has bounced off the seafloor or othe
scan the transmitted energy is formed into the shap
ps the seafloor from directly under the towfish to e
o a distance of 100 meters. The strength of the retu
sly recorded creating a "picture" of the ocean bottom
iat protrude from the bottom create a dark image
id shadows from these objects are light areas (li
while the shape of the seafloor and objects on it car
most side scan systems can not provide a
in.

contour and the foot of the continental slope
the area where the continental margin
transitions into the deep sea floor.
The Administration is currently seeking


Senate consent to U.S. accession to the Law
of the Sea Convention as a priority recom-
mendation under the President's Ocean.
Action Plan. Accession would allow full
implement of the rights afforded to conven-
tion parties to protect coastal and
S ocean resources.
Coastal states have sovereign
rights over resources of the sea
floor and subsurface of their con-
tinental shelves. Under' the'CiiL
of the Sea, a country gets 200
nautical miles of continental shelf
automatically, but may extend its
shelf beyond 200 nautical miles if
_t it meets certain geologic criteria.
Under the Law of the Sea
Convention, nations submit sci-
entific data on their continental
shelves to a technical body called
the Commission on the Limits of
the Continental Shelf. If a coun-
of NOAA. try's claim meets Commission
nation and criteria, it strengthens the legal
Seafloor. certainty underlying the country's
alyzes the assertion of entitlement to the
r objects. extended shelf. Additional
ie of a fan research, coordinated through the
either side, National Science Foundation,
rn echo is includes the deployment of sever-
om where al Metocean ice-beacons/buoys
ie (strong for the National Ice Center to col-
ttle or no lect information on long-term ice
n be well- drift, as well as the recovery,
ny depth refurbishment and redeployment
of two high-frequency acoustic
recording packages used to record
background acoustic noise. Scientist on the
ship will conduct sea ice analysis and routine
collection of observations of sea ice charac-
teristics.


FSU Physicist Takes A Trip to Nuclear 'Island of Inversion'


Far from the everyday world
occupied by such common ele-
ments such as gold and lead lies a
little-understood realm inhabited
by radioactive, or unstable, ele-
ments. Recently, a nuclear physi-
cist from Florida State University
collaborated with other scientists
From the United States, Japan and
England in an experiment that
illustrated how the "normal" rules
of physics don't apply for some of Kirby Kemper
these radioactive elements. Photo Courtesy of UF
Kirby W. Kemper, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished
Professor of Physics and vice president for Research at FSU, took
part in an experiment at the National Superconducting Cyclotron
SLaboratory, a national user facility located at Michigan State
University in East Lansing, Mich. In the experiment, Kemper and his
colleagues found that the structure of atomic nuclei.of one radioac-
tive isotope in particular-magnesium-36, or Mg-36--is odd and
unexpected.
"Ten years ago, complicated experiments like this one were a
dream," Kemper said. "Five years ago, we thought that in the next 10
years we would be able to carry it out. Now we have done one and


so are much further along in experimental capability than even our
wildest hopes."
Protons and neutrons that comprise a nucleus array themselves
in shells, each shell with a different energy level, Kemper explained.
The phenomenon is described by the nuclear shell model. According
to the model, specific numbers of protons and neutrons lead to shell
structures that are especially stable-except, that is, for nuclei of ele-
ments in the 'so-called "island of inversion." There, ground-state
nuclei that otherwise would have fairly typical shell structures adopt
weird and strongly deformed structures. Mapping out which nuclei
are within or outside the island of inversion helps researchers extend
the usefulness of the nuclear shell model, which earned its creators
the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1963 and continues to be a powerful
tool for understanding the structure of nuclei.
Kemper collaborated with researchers from Michigan State
University, the University of Tokyo and RIKEN in Japan, and the
University of Surrey in England to study Mg-36. Contemporary the-
oretical models suggested that its nucleus, with 12 protons and 24
neutrons, should exist just within the island of inversion. But until
the team's result, which will appear in Physical Review Letters,
experimentalists hadn't made the necessary measurements of the rare
magnesium isotope to know for sure.
The experiment was conducted at the National Superconducting
Cyclotron Laboratory's Coupled Cyclotron Facility, where a beam of
calcium-48 nuclei was generated and directed at a beryllium target.


This generated a variety of reaction products, including silicon-38, or
Si-38. A large scientific instrument known as a fragment separator
then was tuned to allow Si-38 to pass through and continue down the
beam line.
Downstream, these Si-38 isotopes struck a second beryllium tar-
get, resulting in the creation of a smattering of new nuclei, including
Mg-36. The beam was turned up into the focal plane of a three-story-
tall spectrograph-a giant analytical tool-that was set to accept
only Mg-36. When analyzed, the spectroscopic data indicated that
Mg-36 is in fact within the island of inversion.
"Gamma-ray spectroscopy for Mg-36 has never been done
because this nucleus is incredibly hard to reach," said Alexandra
Gade, an assistant professor at the National Superconducting
Cyclotron Laboratory and lead author of the Physical Review Letters
paper. "It's not just another nucleus."
For every 400,000 Si-38 nuclei impacting the second target, just
one Mg-36 nucleus was produced. "To the average person, this might
seem like a lot of work for not a whole lot of benefit," Kemper said.
"But experiments like this are really all about broadening our under-
standing of matter-how it is formed, how it behaves under extreme
conditions, and what universal rules apply to it. This is fundamental
to increasing our understanding of all matter in the universe. After
all, even common elements such as gold and lead had to come from
somewhere."








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action for Dissolution of St. Pe
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YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
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whose address is 2560 Gulf to
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Clearwater, Florida 33765, on begin
or before the 7th day of Board
September, 2007, and file the Assem
original with the Clerk of this Court
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after, otherwise a default will be an(
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition. Person
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day of August, 2007. the tes
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By: /s/ LINDA PREIATO
As Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
STHE CIRCUIT COURT
)R PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
REF: 07-4210-ES4

RE: LYNDA CAVE, also
wn as LYNDA B.CAVE,
eased.
administration of the
te of LYNDA CAVE, also
vn as LYNDA B.CAVE,
ased, whose date of death
February 18, 2007, File
iber 07-001410, is pending
e Circuit Court for Pinellas
nty, Florida, Probate
sion, the address of which
nellas County Courthouse,
Court Street, Clearwater,
The names and addresses
e personal representative
that of the the personal
esentative's attorney are set
below.
creditors of the decedent
other persons having
is or demands against
dent's estate, including
matured, contingent, or
luidated claims, on whom
)y of this notice is served
file their claims with this
WITHIN THE LATER
MONTHS AFTER THE
E OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
ION OF THIS NOTICE
10 DAYS AFTER THE
E OF SERVICE OF A
Y OF THIS NOTICE ON
M.
either creditors of the dece-
and other persons having
is or demands against
dent's estate, including
matured, contingent, or
uidated claims, must file
claims with this court
HIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
DATE OF THE FIRST
LOCATION OF THIS
ICE.
CLAIMS NOT SO
D WILL BE FOREVER
RED.
WITHSTANDING THE
E PERIODS SET FORTH
VE, ANY CLAIM FILED
S(2) YEARS OR MORE
3R THE DECEDENT'S
'TE IS BARRED.
late of first publication of
otice is August 10th,

Personal Representative:
Julian A. Cave
15815 Gulf Boulevard
edington Beach, FL 33708
ney for Personal
esentative:
L. Green, Jr. of
LAW OFFICE
OHN L. GREEN, JR.
Fourth Steet North,
410
:tersburg, FL 33704
hone: (727) 821-6550
la Bar No. 0031195
30041568
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NOTICE OF ACTION
CHANGE OF NAME
(MINOR CHILD)
THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR "
INELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
ENO: 07008681FD-014

.: The Name Change of
ER MARIE BOWDEN,
oner/Mother,

PH BURTON SAULS,
endent/Father.

OSEPH BURTON
LS

ARE HEREBY NOTI-
that an action for Change
me (Minor Child) has
iled against yoi, and you
quired to serve a copy of
written defenses to it, if
n the petitioner, AMBER
IE BOWDEN, whose
ss is:
527 Eastview Road
Largo, Florida 33770
y of such written defens-
any, must be served on or
e:
August31, 2007
original of such written
ses must be filed with the
of this court, before serv-
the petitioner or immedi-
hereafter. If you fail to
a default will be entered
st you for the relief
ided in the petition.
'ARNING: Rule 12.285,
a Family Law Rules of
lure, requires certain
atic disclosure of docu-
and information.. Failure
iply can result in sane-
including dismissal or
g of pleadings.
'ITNESS my hand and
al of this court on July 27,

Ken Burke
Clerk of the Circuit Court
315 Court Street
earwater, FL 33756-5165
By: /s/ LINDA PREIATO
As Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 07-2553-ES
DIVISION: 003
UCN:
522007CP002553XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
GRACE DIEDRICH
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Grace Diedrich,
..deceased, whose date of death
was January 21. 2007, File
Number 07-2553-ES, is pend-
ing 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 per-
sonal 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 has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 10,
2007.


Personal Representative:
/s/ Thomas Hanley
3114 Eagles Landing Circle W.
Clearwater, FL 33761
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
/s/Andra T. Dreyfus, Esq.
Andra T. Dreyfus, P A.
1463 Gulf To Bay L vd.
Clearwater, FL 33755-5318
Tel. No. (727) 442-1144
SPN: 00069346-FBN: 276286
xxxxx At n1 1017 70 081N9

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
REF#: 07-5110-ES4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT F. MUSSON
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Robert F Musson,
deceased, whose date of'death
was February 27, 2007, and
whose Social Security Number
is 070-22-4748,. 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
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
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 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED,
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE. TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 10,
2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Robert G. Musson
7100 Almeda Road
Apt. 821
Houston, TX 77054
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
KENT W. DAVIS, Attorney
The Legal Center
5572 Seminole Blvd., Ste. 9
Seminole, Florida 33772
(727) 393-8822
11'57-1 Ailtl' 1017 2( 07 (SIl(


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


Sis hereby given that on the 21st day of August, 2007,
aing at 6:30 P.M., a public hearing will be held by the
of County Commissioners in the County Commission
ibly Room, Fifth Floor, Pinellas County Courthouse, 315
Street, Clearwater, Florida to consider the petition of Jane
son Carr to vacate the following:

portion of an easement on Lot 20, Block A, Homestead
oods Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 80, Pages 39
d 40, of the Public Records of Pinellas County, Florida.

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

U ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS
ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
)U, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
IN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
AN RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE,
S500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062
D).

KEN BURKE, CLERK TO
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
By: Cynthia N. Haumann, Deputy Clerk
Aun. 10.17 2007 081003


NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
BUREAU OF ALCOHOL TOBACCO,
FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES
CASE NO. 8:03-cr-489-T-17MSS

UNITED STATES
V.
AKBAR NOORANI


Notice is hereby given that on November 24, 2004,
of United States v. Akbar Noorani. Case No. 8:03
17MSS, the United States District Court for the Middle
Florida entered an order condemning and forfeiting to
States of America the interest of Akbar Noorani in the f

a. The real property located at 506 Canal St
W, Mulberry, Florida 33860, for which
United States has received $202,978.77, wl
is legally described as:

SUBDIVISION: CRIGLER L N ADD, P
PG 43; SEC/TWN/RNG/MERIDIAN: S
11, TWN 30S, RNG 23E; CRIGLER L NA
PB 1, PG 43, BLKA LOT N 100 FT. &
2 LESS HWY RWV & LOT 3 NI/2.

Parcel Identification
Number: 233011156000007010;

b. $217,289.72 USD seized from Akbar Noor

Pursuant to the foregoing Preliminary Order of Forf
ing been entered on November 24, 2004, the United Sta
gives notice of its intention to dispose of the forfeited I
such manner as the United States Attorney General n
Any person having or claiming a legal interest in the sa
ty must file a petition within thirty (30) days of the final
tion of this notice pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 853(n). The pe
be signed by the petitioner under penalty of perjury an
forth the nature and extent of the petitioner's right, title
in the forfeited property, the time and circumstances c
tioner's acquisition of the right, title or interest in each,
tional facts supporting the petitioner's claim, and the rel
A copy of any such petition should be served on J
KLINDT, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle
Florida, 400 N. Tampa Street, Suite 3200, Tampa, Flori
Attn; Adelaide G. Few, Assistant United States Attorney

DEPARTMENT OF
BUREAU OF ALCOHOL T(
FIREARMS AND EXP

11n00 AliU 03 10 17 2007


UNITE
v.


NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
BUREAU OF ALCOHOL TOBACCO,
FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES
CASE NO. 8:03-cr-490-T-27TGW

:D STATES


GABRIEL ASLAN and
KARAM ASLAN

Notice is hereby given that on March 17, 2006, in t
United States v. Gabriel Asian and Karam Asian Case
cr-490-T-27TGW, tie United States District Court for t
District of Florida entered an order condemning and fo
the United States of America the interest of Gabriel
Karam Asian in the following:

a. The real property located at 5475 Karlsb
Place, Palm Harbor, Florida, for which
United States has received $65,000.00, wh
is legally described as:.

Lot 96, LYNNWOOD PHASE 2, according
the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Bc
116, Pages 23 through 26 inclusive, of
Public Records of Pinellas County, Florida

b. Funds in the amount of $380,350.00 sei
from the Aslans;

c. The real property located at 2351 Cobbs W
Palm Harbor, Florida 34684, for which
United States has accepted $100,000.00 in I
of forfeiture, which is legally described as:

Lot 6 and the South 5 feet of Lot 5, ,T
PINNACLE AT COBB'S LANDING
according to the Plat thereof, as recorded
Plat Book 99, Pages 25 through 30, Pub
Records of Pinellas County, Florida.

Parcel Identification
Number: 32-27-16-71809-000-0060;

d. The contents of Wachovia (f/k/a First Uni
bank account # 1010040261940 in the nami
Karam Asian; and

e. The contents of Wachovia Bank (f/k/a F
Union) bank account # 2000004466499 in
name of Karam Asian D/B/A Tobac
Discount.

Pursuant to the foregoing Preliminary Order of Forfe
ing been entered on March 17, 2006, the United State
gives notice of its intention to dispose of the forfeited pr
such manner as the United States Attorney General m
Any person having or claiming a legal interest in the sai
ty must file a petition within thirty (30) days of the final
tion of this notice pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 853 (n). Th
shall be signed by the petitioner under penalty of perjury
set forth the nature and extent of the petitioner's right, title
est in the forfeited property, the time and circumstances o
tioner's acquisition of the right, title or interest in each,
tional facts supporting the petitioner's claim, and the relic
A copy of any such petition should be served on J
KLINDT, Actiig United States Attorney for the Middle I
Florida, 400 N. Tampa Street, Suite 3200, Tampa, Florid
Attn: Adelaide G. Few, Assistant United States Attorney.

DEPARTMENT OF.
BUREAU OF ALCOHOL TO
FIREARMS AND EXP1

11500 AUG 03, 10, 17, 2007


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That Pursuant to an Exec
issued in the Circuit Court of Pinellas County, Florida, o
day of June 2007, in the cause wherein Grace Malouf an
Malouf (by Assignment of Judgment to Lloyd Demers ir
dba L R Demcrs and Associates, recorded in O.R. Book
Page 174, Public Records of Pinellas County, Florida) w
tiff and Zauher Karim aka Zauher Karim-Mahalati and A
Lalji were defendants, being Case No. 01-005970-CI-00
said Court, I, Jim Coats, as Sheriff of Pinellas County, F
have levied upon all right, title and interest of the above
defendant, Zauher Karim aka Zauher Karim-Mahalati, in
the following described real property located and situate
Pinellas County, Florida, to-wit:

1625 Golfview Drive, Bellcair, Florida aka A Tra
Land included in the Plat of the Pelican Golf Cour
recorded in Plat Book 53, page(s) 45 and 46 of the p
records of Pinellas County, Fldrida (and Lying i
Southwest 1/4 of Section 28, Township 29 South, I
15 East) Described as follows: Begin at the Nort
intersection of Althea Road and Golf View Drive as s
on said Plat of the Pelican Golf Course and run tl
Southerly along the easterly boundary of said golf
Drive a distance of 530.00 feet for a Point of Begin
and from the Point of beginning thus established, con
Southerly along the Easterly boundary of said Golf
Drive a distance of 120.00 feet; run thence South 6
17' East a distance of 125.00 feet; run thence North 0
21" East a distance of 128.16 feet; run thence 64 4:
West a distance of 80.00 feet to the established Po
Beginning. Property Appraiser's Parcel Nut
28/29/15/68274/000/0005

And on the 5th day of September, 2007, directly in front
door with the number 140, at the Sheriffs Administration
Building, 10750 Ulmerlon Road in the City of Largo, Pin
County, Florida, at the hour of 11.00 a.m., or as soon the
as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's
Zauher Karim aka Zauher Karim-Mahalati, right, title an
est in the aforesaid real property at public outcry and wil
same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgm
any as provided by law, to the highest and best bidder or
for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to
payment of costs and the satisfaction of the described Ex
JIM COATS
Pinellas County


CF Arnold
1701 Dr MLK St No
St Petersburg FL 33704
15017 Aun. 13 17 7A4


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN:
522007CP005189XXESXX
REF#: 07-5189-ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
in the case ROBERT H. OWREY,
3-cr-489-T- Deceased.
District of The administration of the
the United estate of Robert H. Owrey,
following: deceased, whose date of death
was May 25, 2007; UCN:
reet 522007CP005189XXESXX/R
the EF# 07-5189-ES3 is pending in
hich the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Florida. Probate
Division, the address of which
B 1. is 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
SEC FL 33756. The names and
YDD addresses of the personal repre-
LOT tentative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
rani; decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been
eiture hav- served must file their claims
lies hereby with this court WITHIN THE
property in LATER OF THREE MONTHS
ay direct. AFTER THE DATE OF THE
aid properFIRST PUBLICATION OF
ad publire- THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
al publica-
tition shall AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
d shall set ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
or interest NOTICE ON THEM.
if the peti- All other creditors of the
and addi- decedent and other persons
ief sought. having claims or demands
JAMES R. against decedent's estate must
District of file their claims with this court
da 33602, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION, OF
JUSTICE THIS NOTICE.
TOBACCO, ALL CLAIMS AND
LOSIVES DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
080306 BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 10,
2007.
Personal Representative:
/s/ Jeffrey L. Owrey
115 112th Avenue NE,
Apt. 112
he case of St. Petersburg, FL 33716
No. 8:03- Attorney for Personal
the Middle Representative:
rfeiting to /s/ Deborah A. Bushnell
Aslan and FBN 304441/SPN 117974
204 Scotland Street
Dunedin, Florida 34698
ourg Telephone: (727) 733-9064
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NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
zed MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH
/ay, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
the IN AND FOR
lieu PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 07008677FD-009
HE
NG, Alida Marie Duchene Bosse,
Sin Petitioner
blic and

Gavin Fred Bosse,
Respondent

To: Gavin Fred Bosse
on) Address Unknown
eof
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against
irst you and that you are required to
the serve a copy of your written
cco defenses, if any, to it on Alida
Marie Duchene Bosse, whose
address is 4232 Burlington Ave.
iture hav- N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 on
es hereby or before Augist 31, 2007 and
property in file the original with the Clerk
ay direct, of this Court at 315 Court
id proper- Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
1 publica- before service on the Petitioner
e petition or shortly thereafter. If you fail
and shall to do so, default may be entered
e or inter- against you for the relief
f the peti- demanded in the petition.
and addi- Copies of all court docu-
ef sought. ments in this case, including
AMES R. orders, are available at the Clerk
District of of the Circuit Court's office.
da 33602, You'may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
JUSTICE the Circuit Court's office noti-
)BACCO, fled of your current address.
LOSIVES (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme

Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
office.
cution WARNING:. Rule 12.285,
n the Ist Florida Family Law Rules of
d Sihani Procedure, requires certain
id. and automatic disclosure of docu-
15596, ments and information. Failure
as plain- to comply can result in sanc-
amin tions, including *dismissal or
8 in the striking of pleadings.
lorida, Date: July 27, 2007


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By: K. W. Somers, Sergeant
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R)08030


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
5141 78TH AVE. P.O. BOX 1100
PINELLAS PARK, FL 33780-1100

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEAR-
ING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 23rd day of August 200 7 at
7:30 P.M. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 6867 124"
Avenue North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3571 and complete legal descrip-
tion of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.
.. . .. - -......- -.....


ANNEXATION
AX07- 40


NICHOLAS SICZAK
6867 124th AVENUE
LARGO, FL 33773-3310


Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed
ordinance.-
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City Council, City Board, or, ity
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.:.i
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in the event that you wish to appeal a
decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, therefore,
you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for 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 meetings
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 -Aug 10, 2007 081010


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN:
522006CP005409XXESXX
File #: 06-5409-ES-003

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROSE M. SANDERS a/k/a
ROSE BELFIORE SANDERS,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of ROSE M. SANDERS
A/K/A ROSE BELFIORE
SANDERS, deceased, whose
date of death was March 19,
2006, and whose Social
Security Number is 497-10-
9714, 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 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 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 17,
2007.
Personal Representative:
JOSEPH R. SANDERS
2550 Stag Run Blvd., #921
Clearwater, Florida 33765
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
PILKA & ASSOCIATES
By: O. Reginald Osenton,
Esquire
Florida Bar No.: 693251
P.O. Box 3470
Brandon, Florida 33509-3470
(813) 653-3800 (telephone)
(813) 651-0710 (facsimile)
Attorney for Petitioner
xxxxx August 17,24,2007 081719


Ken Burke
Clerk of the Circuit Court
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756-5165
By: /s/ LINDA PREIATO
As Deputy Clerk
XXXXX AtTC3 10172A420f7 0(W7

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that on the 21st day of August, 2007,
beginning at 6:30 P.M., a public hearing will be held by the
Board df County Commissioners in the County Commission
Assembly Room, Fifth Floor, Pinellas County Courthouse, 315
Court Street, Clearwater, Florida to consider the petition of Eric
Domanico and Rebecca Domanico to vacate the following:

A portion of a drainage and utility easement on Lot 21,
Block A, Urban Lakes Estates 2nd Addition Subdivision,
as recorded in Plat Book 69, Page 61, of the Public
Records of Pinellas County, Florida.

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

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS
ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
HUMAN RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE,
SUITE 500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062
(V/TDD).

KEN BURKE, CLERK TO
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
By: Cynthia N. Haumann, Deputy Clerk
xxxxx Aug. 10.17 2007 081002


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN:
522007CP005547XXESXX
REF: 07-5547-ES4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN M. HALDEMANN, III,
Deceased.

The administration of the
Estate of JOHN M. HALDE-
MANN, III, deceased, whose
date of death was July 11,
2007, File Number 07-5547-
ES4, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Pinellas
County Courthouse, 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, FL. The
names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or
unliquidated claims, on'whotn
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 PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, 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 AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS 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 August 17th,
2007.
Personal Representative:
John L. Green, Jr.
3637 Fourth Steet North,
Suite 410
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Personal Representative:
John L. Green, Jr. of 6
THE LAW OFFICE OF
JOHN L. GREEN, JR.
3637 Fourth Steet North,
Suite 410
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Telephone: (727) 821-6550
Florida Bar No. 0031195
SPN 00041568
183R5 AlA. 1774 tM7 017


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN:
522007CO003655XXESXX
File No. 07-3655-ES-4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEONARD L. STEIN, also
known as LEONARD STEIN,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of LEONARD L. STEIN,
also known as LEONARD
STEIN, deceased, whose date
of death was April 25, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, UCN#
522007CO003655XXESXX
and Ref# 07-3655-ES-4,'the
address of which is: 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, FL 33756.
The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's aitor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or
unliquidated claims, and who
have been serve a copy of this
notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE'
OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE/OR
THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE'OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contin-
gent, or unliquidated claims,
and who have been serve a copy
of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT'-SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 17,
2007.
Personal Representative:
JENNIE M. JORDAN
7971 1lth Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33707
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
DAVID L. FOSTER, of
FOSTER AND FOSTER,:
ATTORNEYS
555 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Florida Bar No. 025910
Telephone: (727) 822-2013.
11445 August 17,24,2007 081706


FLORIDA DISCOUNT TRANSMISSIONS
3716 E. HILLSBOROUGH AVE.
TAMPA, FL. 33610
(813) 234-3383

NOTICE OF SALE: PURSUANT OT ES. 713.585. EACH OF
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THE FOLLOWING VEHI-
CLES WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC SALE. YOU MAY
REDEEM SAID VEHICLES BY PAYMENT OF MONIES.
OWED PLUS ACCUMULATED STORAGE CHARGES OR IN
ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF ES. 559.917. PROP-
ER I.D. REQUIRED. THE OWNER dR ANY PERSON
CLAIMING A LIEN/INTREST HAS A RIGHT TO A HEAR-
ING PRIOR TO THE SALE DATE BY FILING A DEMAND
WITH THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT. ANY PRO-
CEEDS REMAINING FROM THE SALE OF THE MOTOR
VEHICLE AFTER PAYMENT OF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED
WILL BE DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE COURT
FOR DISPOSITION. ANY PARTIES CONTACT THE
LIENORS AGENT BELOW.

VEHICLES WILL BE SOLD WHERE INDICATED ON
08/28/07 AT 11AM AT 143 49TH ST. S ST. PETERSBURG, FL-
C &M AUTO REPAIR -PH# 727-322-1000-1993

HONDA 1HGCB7676PA043252-REG. OWNER-LILI CHEN
6035 S. TRANSIT L163 LOCKPORT, NY. 14094 FL-CLAIM
AMOUNT$1741.95 PLUS STORAGE.

ALSO SALE ON 08/28/07 11 AM AT 2800 5TH AVE. S. ST.
PETERSBURG, FL.- ANDYS AUTOMOTIVE INC- 727-341-
6414- 1999 KIA- KNAFB1210X5802302- REG OWNER .
BELINDA MONTGOMERY-STEPHENS 301 V E. FERN ST
TAMPA, FL- CUSTOMER LADARION TAYLOR 301 /2
FERN ST TAMPA, FL- CLAIM AMOUNT $1996.95 PLUS
STORAGE

15835 Aug. 17,200- 081709


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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.: 07009205FD-022

Manuel Figueroa Calzada,
Petitioner
and

Flor Maria Aldana Paredes,
Respondent

To: Flor Maria Aldana Paredes
Address Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Manuel
Figueroa Calzada, whose
address is 1575 Belleair Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33756 on or
before Aeptember 14, 2007 and
file the original with the clerk of
this Court at 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, FL 33756 before
service on the Petitioner or
shortly thereafter. If you fail to
do so, 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 docu-
Sments upon request.
*You must'keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
'(You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme
"'Court Approved Family Law
Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the
'address on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules 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.
Date: August 9, 2007

Ken Burke
Clerk of the Circuit Court
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756-5165
By: /s/ LINDA PREIATO
As Deputy Clerk
DM081701AUGl17,24,31Sp.7207
tRIT70


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-4463-ES4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRGINIA S. JAMES,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of VIRGINIA S. JAMES,
deceased, who died June 14,
2007, File Number 07-4463-
ES4, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is: 545 Ist
Avenue North, St. Petersburg,
FL 33701. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or
unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this
notice must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE 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 FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 17,
2007.
Personal Representative:
DARRELLP. JAMES
5618 Lown Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33714
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JAMES W. O'NEILL,
ESQUIRE
2120 52nd Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707
(727) 327-4586
SPN: 78069
FBN:277339
xxxxx August 17.24,2007 081718


INVITATION TO BID
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA
33756

,,TO: ALL WATER AND SEWER CONTRACTORS

SSealed bids will be received by the Board of County
SCommissioners, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Florida in the office
of the Director of Purchasing, County Annex Office Building.
400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor, Clearwater, Florida,
until SEPTEMBER 11 2007 @ 3-00 PM and will then and
there be opened and read aloud for the following:

Services, Labor, Materials and Equipment required for the
Construction of:
RELOCATION OF PUMP STATION NO. 344

067-0738-C (DM)

PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

The engineering estimate for this project is $430,000.00

., All bids for construction services with an engineering estimate in
excess of $100,000.00 will be considered only from bidders who
have pre-qualified WATER AND SEWER type construction that
equals or exceeds their bid amount. Such prequalification catego-
ry and limit must be approved prior to the bid opening date.

Specifications and plans are available by contacting the Utilities
Department, at (727) 464-5316. Any bids received after the
specified time and date will not be considered.

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

i Further information can be obtained by contacting the Purchasing
Department at the above address or telephone number (727) 464-
S3311. Bid information may be obtained by visiting the Pinellas
.County Purchasing Department Web site
www.pinellascounty.org/purchase. Any bids received after the
specified time and date will not be considered.

Ronnie.Duncan, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners


Joseph Lauro, CPPB/CPPO
Director of Purchasing
Aun. 17.2007 081723


xxxx


LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions
Sof Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as amended, a
Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County Water and
Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY OCTOBER 2 2007
beginning at 9-30 A.M. in the COUNTY COMMISION ASSEM-
BLY ROOM 5TH FLOOR COURTHOUSE 315 COURT
STREET CLEARWATER. FLORIDA, for the consideration of
and any amendments to the application of Seaside Marina/Craig
Joy (DF1768-06) for the dredging of 3,610 cubic yards of sedi-
mient from the existing channel and marina basin in the waters of
Clearwater Harbor at 2 Seaside Lane, Belleair. This parcel is
more specifically described as follows:

That certain condominium parcel described as Unit
Number 101, together with the appurtenances thereto,
according to the Declaration of Condominium of Seaside
at Belleair, a Condominium, and related documents as
recorded in O.R. Book 9013, pages 2041 through 2096,
and the plat thereof as recorded in Condominium Plat
Book 116, pages 85 through 88 all of the Public Records
of Pinellas County, Florida.
(PARCEL ID NUMBER: 21/29/15/79395/000/1010).

An Administrative Hearing will be held on MONDAY. AUGUST
27. 2007 at '-00 PM. in the CLERK'S CONFERENCE ROOM
4TH FLOOR COURTHOUSE 315 COURT STREET, CLEAR-
WATER, FLORIDA to gather information and facts to use in
formulating a staff recommendation to the Authority.

Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be heard in sup-
port of or in objection to said application. Should individuals
wish to respond by correspondence or review the application,
please contact the Water and Navigation Section of the
Department of Environmental Management at 510 Bay Avenue,
Clearwater, Florida 33756 or call (727) 453-3385.

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

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS
ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
HUMAN RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE,
SUITE 500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062
(V/TDD).
KEN BURKE, CLERK TO
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
By: Cynthia N. Haumann, Deputy Clerk


15004


Aue. 17.24.2007


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-5248-ES
Division 4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT J. WANEK,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of ROBERT J. WANEK,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 17, 2007, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 545 First Avenue North, St.
Petersburg, FL 33701. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representatives and the
personal representatives' 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 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION. OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
,YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH 1S BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 17,
2007.
ROBERT R. WANEK
4687 Neptune Drive S.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Co-Personal Representative
DOUGLAS A. WANEK
16213 West Court Drive
Tampa, FL 33624
Co-Personal Representative
Lisa A. Hoppe
Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
FBN. 902111 SPN 1297119
Tampa Bay Law Group, P.A.
2816 Beach Boulevard
St. Petersburg, Florida 33707
Telephone: (727) 327-7800
Fax: (727) 822-1985
SPN: 78069/FBN:277339
xxxxx August 17.24.2007 081721


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS CpUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN:
522007CP00-5483-XXESXX
File No. 07-5483-ES-003 TO: ALL I

IN RE: ESTATE OF Sealed bid
WANDA RUTH MCGEE, Commissic
Deceased. of the Dire
The administration of the 400 South
estate of Wanda Ruth McGee, and will bt
deceased, whose date of death
was May 25, 2007, Reference Bid
Number 07-5483-ES-003, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Bid Su
Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of "PERSON
which is 315 Court Street, ABLE AC
Clearwater, FL 33756. The CEEDING
names and addresses of the per- (VOICE/T
sonal representative and the SEVEN D
personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below. Further inf
All creditors of the dece- County Pu
dent and other persons having number (7
claims or demands against visiting tht
decedent's estate on whom a www.pinel
copy of this notice has been specified t
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV- 15000
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate The City c
must file their claims with this statements
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS forming m
AFTER THE DATE OF THEcontnuing
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THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF 7827.
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tion of this notice is August 17, request fo
2007. the deadliI
Personal Representative: the Scope
Theresa Kolasa any or all
c/o Carla B. Yates, posals at a
Attorney at Law after subm
The Yates Law Firm, P.A. dependent
320 West Kennedy Boulevard, with the s
Suite 520
Tampa, Florida 33606
Attorney for Personal
Representative: 18314
Carla B. Yates,
Attorney at Law
The Yates Law Firm, P.A.
320 West Kennedy Boulevard,,
Suite 520
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 822-3929
18005 August 17.24.2007 081704


NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
UCN: 522007CA003565XXCICI
REF: 07-003565-CI-008

CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ti [i F-.iN' L -.,'i)DS UPON WHICH SPECIAL
' :S'..lMEN i 5 ARE DELINQUENT,'
Defendant.

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

LOT 29, BUENA VISTA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 4, PUBLIC RECORDS OF PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the west
door of the Pinellas County Judicial Building, 545 First Avenue
North, St. Petersburg, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on September II,
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 PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.

ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING REASON-
ABIm ArrrMnnATin t lSnittn Ca A (77) 464-46n7


(V/TDD) NO LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR
ANY PROCEEDING.


DATED: AUGUST 10, 2007.


xxxxx


KEN'
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
BY: /S/ ANNE THE
DEPUTY
Aug. 17.24. 2007


TO



BURKE,
COURT
RIAULT
CLERK
081715


LEGAL NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions
of Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as amended, a
Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County Water and
Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY OCTOBER 2 2007
beginning at 9-30 A M in the COUNTY COMMISSION ASSEM-
BLY ROOM, 5TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE, 315 COURT
STREET. CLEARWATER FLORIDA. for the consideration of
and any amendments to the application of Edward J.
Shaughnessy (DF1787-06) for the dredging of 5,730 cubic yards
of sediment from the Belleair Country Club's existing channel
and marina basin in the waters of Clearwater Harbor at 1 Seaside
Lane, Belleair. This parcel is more specifically described as fol-
lows:

Unit No. 101, of Seaside at Belleair 1, a Condominium,
together with the appurtenances thereto, according to the
Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in
Official Records Book 8335, Page 551, and the plat there-
of as recorded in Condominium Plat Book 113, Page 22,
and any amendments thereto, all of the Public Records of
Pinellas County, Florida.
(PARCEL ID NUMBER: 21/29/15/79394/000/1010).

An Administrative Hearing will be held on MONDAY. AUGUST
27 2007 at 2-00 P.M in the CLERK'S CONFERENCE ROOM
4TH FLOOR COURTHOUSE 315 COURT STREET CLEAR-
WATER. FLORIDA to gather information and facts to.use in
formulating a staff recommendation to the Authority.

Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be heard in sup-
port of or in objection to said application. Should individuals
wish to respond by correspondence or review the application,
please contact the Water and Navigation Section of the
Department of Environmental Management at 510 Bay Avenue,
Clearwater, Florida 33756 or call (727) 453-3385.

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

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS
ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING. YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
HUMAN RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE,
SUITE 500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062
(V/TDD).
KEN BURKE, CLERK TO
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
By: Cynthia N. Haumann, Deputy Clerk


081711 15004


Aug. 17.24.2007


081710


INVITATION TO BID '
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON
CLEARWATER. FLORIDA
33756

INTERESTEDD BIDDERS AND FIRMS

s will be received by the Board of County
owners, Pinellas County. Clearwater. Florida in the office
sector of Purchasing. County Annex Office Building,
Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor, Clearwater, Florida,
e opened and read aloud for the following:

I Title: Vehicles. Medium & Heavy Duty Re-bid
Bid Number: 067-0733-B(RM)
ibmittal is due: SEPTEMBER 6 '007 @ 3:00 P.M.

S WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REASON-
COMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PRO-
G/EVENT SHOULD CALL (727) 464-4062
DD) FAX (727) 464-4157 NOT LATER THAN
AYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING."

formation can be obtained by contacting the Pinellas
chasing Department at the above address or telephone
27) 464-3311. Bid information may be obtained by
e Pinellas County Purchasing Department Web site
llascounty.org/purchase. Any bids received after the
ime and date will not be considered.


Ronnie Duncan, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners

Joseph Lauro, CPPB/CPPO
Director of Purchasing
Aug. 17,2007 081722


QUEST FOR QUALIFICATION STATEMENT
ENGINEERING SERVICES
ALBERT WHITTED AIRPORT PROJECTS

If St. Petersburg, Florida is requesting qualification
from qualified firms or individuals interested in per-
niscellaneous professional engineering services on a
Basis for the City's Albert Whitted Airport and other
ijects.
lalification statements will be accepted by the City of
burg at the St. Petersburg Engineering Department, sev-
Municipal Services Center, One Fourth Street North,
urg, Florida 33701, until 4:00 P.M., Friday, September

information and data to be submitted with the qualifica-
tent are available at the office of the Engineering
nt, seventh floor, Municipal Services Center, One
eet North, attention of Godfrey A. King (727) 893

of St. Petersburg.reserves the right at any time to modi-
or otherwise vary the terms and conditions of this
r qualification statement including, but not limited to,
nes for submission, the submission requirements, and
of Work. The City further reserves the right to reject
submittals, to cancel or withdraw this request for pro-
ny time and to negotiate with any party prior to or
aittal of any qualification statement. Selection is also
upon the negotiation of a mutually acceptable contract
successful proposer.
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
THOMAS B. GIBSON, P.E.
ENGINEERING DIRECTOR

August 17, 2007 081725


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 of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/25/2007, 09:00 a.m. at
7658 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recovery
-1a ,sth eur iht t^eo h rhi U t a and/ot r ll bids


Pinellas News Frid
Notice of Invitation to Bid
Food Service Vendors

KIDS PLANET PRESCHOOL Invites Food Service Vendors
registered with the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of
Child Nutrition Programs to submit sealed bids for providing
food service for its day care center. The Institution participates
in the Child Care Food Program.
Specifications and proposals may be obtained at the address list-
ed below, on Aug. 20, 2007 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The
institution reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and
to waive any formalities in bids received.
Sealed bids presented in duplicate will be received by KIDS
PLANET. 2869 5411 Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33714, until Aug.
31. 2007 at 10:30 am. For the service period of October 1. 2007
through September 30, 2008. Inclusive sealed bids will be
opened on Aug. 31. 2007 at 10:45 am, with award to be made on
or about Aug. 31, 2007 at 11:00 am.
All awards exceeding $50,000.00 are made pending approval by
the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Child Nutrition
Programs.
19180 Aug 17.2007 081716


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FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned, desiring to
engage in business under the
fictitious name of Florida
Veterans Located in Pinellas
County, Florida intends to regis-
ter said name with the Division
of Corporations at the Florida
Department of State pursuant to
865.09 (1995) of the Florida
Statutes.
Mike Marks
Florida Veterans
FN(17037 A-' 17 2007 081703


INVITATION TO BID
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT
400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON
CLEARWATER, FLORIDA
33756

TO: ALL WATER AND SEWER CONTRACTORS

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County
Commissioners, Pinellas County, Clearwater, Florida in the office
of the Director of Purchasing, County Annex Office Building,
400 South Fort Harrison Avenue, 6th Floor, Clearwater, Florida,
until SEPTEMBER 18. 2007 @ 3:00 P.M. and will then and
there be opened and read aloud for the following:

Services, Labor, Materials and Equipment required for the
Construction of:
NORTH COUNTY PHASE 2-A PART 2, RECLAIMED
WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM PALM HARBOR/CRYS-
TAL BEACH

067-0737-C (DM)

PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

The engineering estimate for this project is $4,749,000.00

All bids for construction services with an engineering estimate in
excess of $100,000.00 will be considered only from bidders who
have pre-qualified WATER AND SEWER type construction that
equals or exceeds their bid amount. Such prequalification catego-
ry and limit must be approved prior to the bid opening date.

Specifications and plans are available by contacting the Utilities
Department, at (727) 464-5316. Any bids received after the
specified time and date will not be considered.

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


2G4WB55L9RI453258


AIM Towing and Recovery gives Noti
and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/
7658 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AIM To
reserves the right to accept or reject a

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nly lan or al Uls.
Further information can be obtained by contacting the Purchasing
1994 BUICK Department at the above address or telephone number (727) 464-
3311. Bid information may be obtained by visiting the Pinellas
ce of Foreclosure of Lien County Purchasing Department Web site
29/2007, 09:00 a.m. at www.pinellascounty.org/purchase. Any bids received after the
, pursuant to subsection specified time and date will not be considered. ..


wing and Recovery
ny and/or all bids.

ISUZU


AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on 08/31/2007, 09:00 a.m. at
7658 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to subsection
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recovery
reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.


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Aue.17. 2007


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File #: 07-4678-ES-4

IN RE: JERRY R.
HAMMOND,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of JERRY R.
HAMMOND, deceased, whose
date of death was May 17,
2007 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 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 17,
2007.
Personal Representative:
Peggy West
1601 43rd Street North #102
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713
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 August 17.24,2007 081720


SHELBY 5135 TRAILER
1994 LEXUS


081714


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN:
522007CP005250XXESXX
File No. 07-5250ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD E. WALES,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of DONALD E. WALES,
deceased, who died June 30,
2007, UCN Number
522007CP005250XXESXX
and Reference Number 07-
5250ES3, 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 per-
sonal 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 the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or
unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this
notice must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate,
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 FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 17,
2007.
Personal Representative:
Nancy J. Mohan
C/O Cynthia J. Pfeiffer, Esq.
P.O. Box 2143
Largo, Florida 33779
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Cynthia J. Pfeiffer, Esq.
P.O. Box 2143
Largo, Florida 33779
(727) 447-8486
Florida Bar #443212
12080 August 17,24, 2007 081707


Ronnie Duncan, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners

Joseph Lauro, CPPB/CPPO
Director of Purchasing
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LD CARE CENTERS PUBLIC NEWS RELEASE FOR
NON-PRICING PROGRAMS
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
KIDS PLANET
2869 54TH AVE N.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33714

nces the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of
Iture's Child And Adult Care Food Program.
will be available at no separate charge to enrolled eligible
n at the center listed below and will be provided without
to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or handi-
arents/guardians of children eligible for a free and/or
d price meals must complete an application with documen-
of eligibility information, including number and names of
sehold members, social security number of the head of
old/primary wage earner or adult signing the application
indication that a household member does not have one total
y household income or Food Stamp case number or
rary Assistance for Needy Families case number, and the
Ire of an adult household member.
i: Kids Planet
ESS: 2869 54th Avenue North
ersburg, FL 33714
come eligibility guideline Chart for 2007-2008 will be
ipon request.
Aug 17, 2007 081717


LEGAL NOTICE


LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions
of Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as amended, a
Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County Water and
Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY OCTOBER 2 2007
beginning at 9-30 A M in the COUNTY COMMISSION ASSEM-
BLY ROOM 5TH FLOOR. COURTHOUSE 315 COURT
STREET CLEARWATER FLORIDA for the consideration of
and any amendments to the application of Woodette LLC
(M38205-07 Revised) for the construction of a 959 square foot,
8-slip, multi-use private dock consisting of a 4 ft. by 50 ft. walk-
out, a 5 ft. by 90 ft. walkway, three 4 ft. by 24 ft. catwalks, and 8
boat lifts in the waters of St, Joseph Sound at 2675 and 2677 St.
Joseph Drive East, Dunedin, more specifically described as fol-
lows:

DUNEDIN CAUSEWAY CENTER 2ND REPLAT LOT 9
AND LOT 8.
PARCEL IDs: 15/28/15/23202/000/0090 and
15/28/15/23202/000/0080

An Administrative Hearing will be held on MONDAY AUGUST
27, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CONFERENCE ROOM
4TH FLOOR COURTHOUSE 315 COURT STREET. CLEAR-
WATER FLORIDA to gather information and facts to use in
formulating a staff recommendation to the Authority.

Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be heard in sup-
port of or in objection to said application. Should individuals
wish to respond by correspondence or review the application,
please contact the Water and Navigation Section of the
Department of Environmental Management at 510 Bay Avenue,
Clearwater, Florida 33756 or call (727) 453-3385.

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

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS
ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
HUMAN RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE,
SUITE 500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062
(V/TDD).
KEN BURKE, CLERK TO
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
By: Cynthia N. Haumann, Deputy Clerk


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 06-2302-ES
DIVISION: 003
UCN:
522006CP002302XXESXX


IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES GENE GRUVER,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of CHARLES GENE
GRUVER,. deceased, whose
date of death was March 4,
2006, File Number 06-2302-
ES, 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 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 has been
served must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 17,
2007.
Personal Representative:
Charles William Gruver 2414
Santa Cruz Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33756
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Andra T. Dreyfus, Esq.
Andra T. Dreyfus, P.A.
1463 Gulf To Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33755-5318
Tel. No. (727) 442-1144
SPN: 00069346-FBN: 276286
1W325 Aiit 17242(1T7 08172i





NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.' 07-4868
Division ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
T.J. MCPHEE-BARRY, a/k/a
THOMAS JUSTIN MCPHEE,
Deceased. ;,,. i ,....
I The administration of. the
estate of T.J. .lMC4 HEE-
BARRY, a/k/a THOMAS
JUSTIN MCPHEE, deceased,
whose date of death was March
18, 2007, File Number 07-
4868, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, FL 33756-
5165. The names and addresses
of the personal representative
and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is required
to be served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publica-
tion of this notice is August 17,
2007.
Personal Representative:
RENE HELEN
BARRY
309 St. Petersburg Drive, West
Oldsmar, FL 34677
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
DEREK B. ALVAREZ,
ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 0114278
01891073
GENDERS-ALVAREZ
A Professional Association
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-4744
Facsimile: (813) 254-5222
11285 August 17,24,2007 081705




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NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR TEMPORARY CUS-
TODY
OF A MINOR CHILD
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
REF NO.: 07-9129-FD-U06

Deborah J. Paige,
Petitioner,
and
Tammy Marie Leacock,
Respondent,
and
John Edgar Frush.
Respondent.

TO: John Edgar Frush,
ADDRESS UNKNOWN


YOU ARE NOTIFIEDan
action has been filed for tempo-
rary custody of a minor
children) against you in the
above-captioned matter, and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
to it on Deborah J. Paige, whose
address is 4618 40th St. N. St.
Petersburg, Florida 33714 on or
'before September 14, 2007,
and file the original with the
clerk of this Court at 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, Florida
33756, before service on the
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 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 the4 Circuit Court's
office notified of your current
address. (You may file a Notice
of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this matter
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
Dated: August 8, 2007.
Ken Burke
Clerk of the Circuit Court
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756-5165
By: /s/ LINDA PREIATO
As Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN:
522007CP001410XXESXX004
REF: 07-4210-ES4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JUDITH A. REED,
Deceased.
'The administration of the
Estate of JUDITH A. REED,
deceased, whose date of death
was February 18, 2007, File
Number 07-4210-ES4, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida,
'Probate Division, the address
,of which is 545 1st Avenue
North, St. Petersburg, FL
'33701. The names and address-
-es of the personal representa-
tive and that of the the personal
representative's attorney are set
'forth below:
All creditors of the decedent
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 PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
uunmatured, contingent, 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 FOREVER
:BARRED.
-NOTWITHSTANDING THE
:TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
.ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
"TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
-ESTATE IS BARRED.
" The date of first publication of
this notice is August 10th,
:2007.
Personal Representative:
THERESA L. CONROY
733 Eastwood Drive
Celebration, FL 34747
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JAMES W. O'NEILL
2120 52nd Street South,
Gulfport, FL 33707
Telephone: (727) 327-4586
.SPN: 78069/FBN: 277339
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CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA
QUASI-JUDICIAL
PUBLIC HEARING

The Planning and Zoning Commission 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 THURSDAY, September 6, 2007. The Planning and Zoning
Commission 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:
REQUEST:


LOCATION:
2. CASE NO:
REQUEST:


Z 2007-6 (QUASI JUDICIAL)
Rezone a certain parcel of land from
"R-3" Single Family Residential
District to "P" Public District or a
zoning classification of a lesser
intensity as identified by Chapter
18, Land Development Code, of the
City of Pinellas Park.
10100 46th Street
LUPA 2007-4 (QUASI JUDICIAL)
Consideration of a request to amend
the Future Land Use Plan Map from
Residential Urban (RU) to
Recreational/Open Space (R/OS) or
a land use designation of a lesser
intensity as identified in the City's
adopted Comprehensive Plan.


LOCATION: 10100 46th Street


3. CASE NO:
REQUEST:





LOCATION:
4. CASE NO:
REQUEST:


Z 2007-7 (QUASI JUDICIAL)
Rezone a certain parcel of land from
"R-l" Single Family Residential
District to "P" Public District or a
zoning classification of a lesser
intensity as identified by Chapter
18, Land Development Code, of the
City of Pinellas Park.
4951 78th Avenue
Z 2007-8 (QUASI JUDICIAL)
Rezone a certain parcel of land from
"M-l" Light Industrial District to
"P" Public District or a zoning class
sification of a lesser intensity as
identified by Chapter 18, Land
Development Code, of the City of
Pinellas Park.


Hurricane Frequency, Continued from Page 1


Hurrica anT il


While the first two and a halt months of the 2007 hurricane season
were less than tumultuous when it came to tropical cyclones in the
Atlantic, scientists warn that this is no reason for those living in coastal
spots not to stock up on non-perishables and water, or plot out
evacuation routes.
Imanac C.mnrtiav of NOAA


LOCATION: Generally located west of 6240 39th
Street


5. CASE NO:
REQUEST:


LUPA 2007-5 (QUASI JUDICIAL)
Consideration of a request to amend
the Future Land Use Plan Map from
Industrial Limited (IL) to
Recreational/Open Space (R/OS) or
a land use designation of a lesser
intensity as identified in the City's
adopted Comprehensive Plan.


LOCATION: Generally located west of 6240 39th
Street


6. CASE NO:
REQUEST:


CU 2007-29 (QUASI JUDICIAL)
Consideration of an expansion of an
existing Conditional Use for a
"Shopping Center" to allow the
establishment of a
"Restaurant, Drive-in/Drive-thru",
in the "B-l" General Commercial
Zoning Distiict, with a waiver to the
Conditional Use requirement for
hours of operation when abutting
and/or functionally abutting a resi
denial zoning district.


LOCATION: 7890 US Highway 19

NOTICE
You are invited to register your opinions either at the public hear-
ing 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 averba-
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 communicate
either verbally or in writing with the members of the Planning
and Zoning Commission regarding the matter under considera-
tion except at the quasi-judicial hearing, in that this could invali-
date 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 oppor-
tunity 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 commu-
nication 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 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.
10005-2 Aug. 17, 2007 081728



LEGAL NOTICE
LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions
of Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as amended, a
Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County Water and
Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 2007
beginning at 9-30 A M in the COUNTY COMMISSION ASSEM-
BLY ROOM 5TH FLOOR COURTHOUSE 315 COURT
STREET. CLEARWATER FLORIDA, for the consideration of
and any amendments to the application of Sutherland Holdings
LLC (DF1858-07/Revised) for the dredging of 347 cubic yards
of material from the waters of an existing marina basin off of
Tampa Bay at 13040 and 13090 Gandy Boulevard, St.
Petersburg. These parcels are more specifically described as fol-
lows:
BEG ON S R/W OF GANDY BLVD 713.04 FT NE OF W
SEC LINE TH CONT NE 110 FT TH S17DE 110 FT TH
S73DW 110 FT TH NI7DW 110 FT TO POB
(PARCEL ID: 16/30/17/00000/320/0800).
UPLAND IN SW 1/4 DESC FROM PNT ON W SEC
LINE 2016.8FT N OF SW SEC COR TH N73DE 957.5
FT TH S17DE 117 FT FO
(PARCEL ID: 16/30/17/00000/320/0500).

An Administrative Hearing will be held on MONDAY, AUGUST
27 2007 at 2-00 PM in the CLERK'S CONFERENCE ROOM
4TH FLOOR COURTHOUSE 315 COURT STREET CLEAR-
WATER. FLORIDA to gather information and facts to use in
formulating a staff recommendation to the Authority.
Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be heard in sup-
port of or in objection to said application. Should individuals
wish to respond by correspondence or review the application,
please contact the Water and Navigation Section of the
Department of Environmental Management at 510 Bay Avenue,
Clearwater, Florida 33756 or call (727) 453-3385.
Persons are advised that, if they decide to appeal any decision
made at this hearing, they will need to ensure that a 'verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidenceupon which the appeal is to be based.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS
ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST
TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE.
WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF
THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
HUMAN RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE,
SUITE 500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062
(V/TDD).
KEN BURKE, CLERK TO
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
By: Cynthia N. Haumann, Deputy Clerk
15002 Aug. 17,24,2007 081712


Study: FSU Political


according to Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at
NOAA's Climate Prediction Center based in Camp Springs, Md .
"Most of the atmospheric and oceanic conditions have developed
as expected, and are consistent with those predicted in May," said
Bell. "The biggest wild card in the May outlook was whether or not
La Nifia would form, and if so, how strong it would be.
"Today's El Nifio/La Nifia forecast from the Climate Prediction
Center indicates a slightly greater than 50 percent probability that La
Nifia will form during the peak of the hurricane season. But more
importantly, we are already observing wind patterns similar to those
created by La Nifia across the tropical Pacific Ocean and Caribbean
Sea that encourage tropical cyclone development. The conditions are
ripe for an above-normal season."
NOAA's seasonal outlooks do not specify where and when trop-
ical storms and hurricanes could strike. Nevertheless, during above-
normal seasons many of the storms form over the tropical Atlantic
Ocean. These systems generally track westward, towards the United
States and the Caribbean Sea, thereby posing an increased threat fq
these regions
So far this season, there have been three Atlantic named stornis
(Andrea, Barry and Chantal), which is slightly above average. Oil
average, one to two storms develop in June and July. The Atlantic hur-
ricane season runs from June 1 through November 30:
The 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season outlook is a joint product of the
scientists at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, National Hurricane
Center, Hurricane Research Division, and Hydrometeorological
Prediction Center. NOAA meteorologists use a suite of sophisticated
computer forecast models and high-tech tools to forecast tropical
storms and hurricanes. Scientists rely on information gathered by
NOAA and U.S. Air Force Reserve personnel who fly directly iito
storms in hurricane hunter aircraft; NOAA, NASA and Department'qf
Defense satellites; a network of Doppler radars and buoys and part-
ners among the international meteorological services.
NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and nation-
al safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-
related events and information service delivery for transportation, and
by providing environmental stewardship of our nation's coastal and
marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation
System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal part-
ners, more than 70 countries and the European Commission to devel-
op a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet'it
observes, predicts and protects.






Florida Could Soon


Florida State University's political science department has been
graduating top-notch doctoral students for years, and now a study by
researchers at Princeton and Harvard has confirmed it.
FSU's department has been ranked 22nd among all U.S. univer-
sities and 8th among public universities based on the success of its
Ph.D. graduates in the academic job market. The study was published
in the July issue of PS, an official journal of the American Political
Science Association.
"Our political science department is already among the Top 10
public universities in terms of research productivity, and this ranking
makesclear that it also does a great job of preparing its students for
the highly competitive academic marketplace," said College of Social
Sciences Dean David Rasmussen.
The PS' rankings looked at the overall percentage of new Ph.D.s
who hold tenure-track positions in political science as well as the
influence of the universities where they were employed.
"This ranking is evidence of the.effectiveness of our doctoral pro-
gram and commitment of our faculty to produce graduates who will
be competitive for academic positions at the best universities in this
country," said Professor Dale Smith, chair of the political science
department.
Harvard's political science department was ranked the No. 1
among all universities, public or private. The other public universities
with top-ranked departments were the University of Michigan,
University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Los
Angeles, University of California at San Diego, Michigan State
University, Ohio State University and University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill.



Crist Appoints



Energy Action Team

TALLAHASSEE Governor Crist last week appointed the
Florida Governor's Action Team on Energy and Climate Change. The
team will consist of 21 members appointed by the Governor and is
charged with developing Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action
Plan.
"During the next few months, Florida's Action Team on Energy
and Climate Change will develop further recommendations to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions and diversify our energy resources," Crist
said.
Crist established the Action Team on Energy and Climate Change
by signing Executive Order 07-128, "Florida Governor's Action Team
on Energy and Climate Change," in July. The team will develop a
comprehensive strategy to achieve targets for statewide greenhouse
gas reductions. The Florida Energy and Climate Change Action Plan
will be completed in two phases.
During Phase One, which is projected to be completed later this
year action team will make recommendations regarding Florida's
energy policy, including legislative initiatives to enhance energy and
conservation by incorporating greenhouse gas emission strategies.
"By diversifying we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and
protect consumers from volatile fuel prices," Crist said
Phase two, which has an expected completion date of )ctober 1,
2008, will focus on mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from new
growth's impacts to society, public health, the economy and the envi-
ronment The action team will explore carbon capture and store tech-
nologies and will coordinate a policy focused on reducing greenhouse
gases in areas of economic development, environmental protection,
natural resource and growth management and transportation.
"The action team will work to generate strategic investments and
public-private partnerships to spur economic development around cli-
mate-friendly industries," Crist said.


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Researcher Says

B.': Stu Hulson. LiF; .

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Mention sturgeon to a Floridian these
days, and they might flinch. The armor-plated fish have made ne'vs
this summer by body-checking boaters, but the animals might soon
develop a new reputation as cash cows.
Sturgeon farmers across the Sunshine State say marketable yields
of caviar could begin within the next year.
It's an effort more than six years in the making but could b& a
multimillion dollar boon in just a few more, according to the man who
instigated much of the work, Frank Chapman, an associate professor
of fisheries and aquatic sciences at the University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
"This year and next will show you the proof that this will be a l'ig
thing here," Chapman said. "Soon, it's going to be a big thing every-
where."
Historically, caviar has been harvested from sturgeon found in the
wild. However, overfishing for the pricy delicacy drove populations'to
dangerously low levels worldwide late last century.
While some populations have rebounded, harvesting wild caviar
is still outlawed or severely restricted in most areas.
"So now, we say 'why don't we just raise them on farms?' Aid
that's what we have done," Chapman said.
The idea has its roots in California, where Serge Doroshov, a pro-
fessor at the University of California, Davis, began raising white suir-
geon in the 1980s.
The idea has since spawned a profitable business, but one that
will perpetually be limited because California law restricts species
raised for commercial use to those native to that state.
"We can grow many varieties here, especially those that people
want to eat," said Ricardo Armelin, the operator of Rokaviar Sturgeon
Farm near Homestead. His facility is setting up methods to process
and package its first yield of highly desirable Siberian sturgeon caviar,
expected near year's end.
Rokaviar, like several other farms, began much of its stock with
fish supplied by Chapman. Collaborating with these farms, Chapman
also developed economical feeding suggestions that help the fish
mature in as little as six years nearly four years faster than their
wild counterparts.
Jim Michaels, manager for Sarasota's Mote Marine Laboratory's
Sturgeon Aquaculture Project, said his test facility has already pro-
duced two small batches of caviar.
"Our hope is and we're well on our way is to work over'the
next several years to hit 2.5 tons a year," he said.
The nature of caviar production makes upcoming yields difficult
to predict. However, Chapman estimates that caviar, if well accepted
by investors, could become a $100 million statewide industry in just
over 10 years, which would likely make it Florida's largest aquacul-
ture commodity.
However, the Sunshine State won't be the only major caviar pro-
ducer in the United States at least not for long. Chapman is help-
ing develop programs at the University of Hawaii and the University
of Georgia.
The growing popularity, he said, is a sign that people are starting
to get the right idea about a misunderstood fish.
Gulf sturgeon swam into the spotlight this summer after several
incidents where the leaping fish which can grow to 8 feet and have
hard plates along their backs collided with and injured boaters.'
"People hear all about these crazy fish, and they say, 'why would
you want to raise those things?'" Chapman said. "And I tell them, they
are beautiful animals that give us beautiful food. Besides, they're very
nice and docile. Mine swim up and let me pet them."


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Wilma Victims

TALLAHASSEE-Following instructions from Governor
Charlie Crist to better meet the continued needs of local governments
and Florida hurricane victims, the Department of Community Affairs
has invited cities and counties affected by Hurricane Wilma in 2005
to apply for a share of $100 million in long-term recovery funding.
Today's announcement follows several months of work to make a
share of the money available for ongoing efforts to recover from past
damage rather than solely to protect homes against future storms.
DCA is providing application forms and information to local govern-
ments in the areas affected by Wilma, following recent federal
approval of Florida's action plan for distributing the Disaster
Recovery Program funds to benefit low- and moderate-income resi-
dents. A total of 18 Florida counties, some of which sustained more
:than $200 million in damage during the October 24, 2005, hurricane,
will share the $100 million for housing and infrastructure repairs and
mitigation.
The State of Florida originally determined that most of the fed-
'eral money should be designated for hardening, a process intended to
'shore up existing structures to better withstand the impacts of future
storms. After hearing from local government officials in the affected
areas, the state made changes in order to be more responsive to imme-
'diate local needs. DCA has worked with local officials in recent
months to develop a process that will make it easier for eligible com-
munities to apply for the recovery funds and ensure that funds can be
,distributed quickly.
"Under Governor Crist's leadership, we quickly recognized that
many Floridians continue to suffer in very real ways from a devastat-
ing ,storm that ravaged their communities almost two years ago,"
DCA Secretary Tom Pelham said. "I am pleased that the federal gov-
ernment has approved our plan so those citizens can finally get the
assistance they need."
The $100 million allocation represents the third round of federal
emergency assistance following the devastating 2004 and 2005 hurri-
cane seasons. This particular allocation can be used for hurricane vic-
tims in the counties affected by Hurricane Wilma. The funds will be
;distributed for purposes identified by local governments in the affect-
ed counties, with the program administered by DCA's Community
Development Block Grant program.
Under the action plan, eligible local governments must submit
plans to DCA outlining their needs for housing and public facilities
affected by Wilma. The bulk of the federal assistance will be direct-
ed toward improvements to single-family homes and public infra-
structure, while federal regulations require that at least 20 percent of
the money be designated for repair and rehabilitation of multifamily
rental housing. Under the newly approved plan, any home that under-
goes repairs with the Disaster Recovery funds must also be hardened
to minimize future damage.
The funding allocations are based on each county's relative share
of estimated damage. Eligible activities for use of the funds include:
single-family housing repair, rehabilitation and hardening; replace-
ment of single-family homes; multifamily housing repair, rehabilita-
tion and hardening, or infrastructure repair and/or improvement.
A spreadsheet showing a county-by-county breakdown of availl
,able funding, excluding multifamily rental housing and state program
administration, is attached. A copy of the Florida Department of
.Community Affairs Disaster Recovery Program Action plan is avail-
able at http://www.florida community development.org /Files
/Disaster RecoveryAction Plan.pdf.


FL Attorney General:

Florida Consumers

Eligible for $21 Million

. TALLAHASSE Attorney General Bill McCollum and Office
.of Financial Regulation Commissioner Don Saxon today announced
that more than 48,000 Florida consumers are eligible for $21 million
in restitution from Ameriquest Mortgage Company and its related
companies. The California-based company signed a settlement with
,49 states and the District of Columbia, agreeing to provide $295 mil-
lion in consumer restitution and to make sweeping reforms of prac-
tices that the states alleged amounted to predatory lending. Letters
and claims forms to eligible consumers were sent out this week by
the settlement's administrator on behalf of the Attorney General's
Office and the Office of Financial Regulation.
"My office will continue to work to eliminate predatory lending
practices, particularly those which target Floridians trying to pur-
chase a home or pay off their debts," said Attorney General
McCollum.
The forms mailed to each consumer will indicate the minimum
payment the consumer can expect to-receive. However, the exact
amount could be larger, depending on how many eligible Florida con-
.sumers decide to participate in the settlement. To participate in the
,settlement and receive restitution, consumers must mail completed
and signed forms to the settlement administrator by September 10,
2007.
Under the settlement, consumers who opt to receive the restitu-
.tion payments relinquish their right to file lawsuits related to the
loans covered by the settlement. Therefore, consumers are encour-
aged to consult with a private attorney or, if they qualify, a legal serv-
ices attorney before deciding whether to participate in the settlement.
However, consumers who participate in the settlement do not give up
,any claim they may otherwise raise if their home goes into foreclo-
sure.ttorney General McCollum said a pamphlet of frequently asked
questions was mailed with the claim form and provides additional
information about the restitution process for eligible consumers.
Consumers can also obtain detailed information about the settle-
ment and their eligibility for restitution by going to the Settlement


Administrator's web site at http://www.ameriquestmultistatesettle-
mient.com or by contacting the settlement administrator at 1-800-420-
5875.
The 2006 settlement resolved allegations that Ameriquest and its
affiliates misrepresented or did not adequately disclose the terms of
home loans, such as whether a loan carried a fixed or an adjustable
rate; charged excessive loan origination fees and prepayment penal-
ties; refinanced borrowers into improper or inappropriate loans; and
.improperly inflated appraisals used to qualify borrowers for loans.
,The settlement included Ameriquest's parent company, ACC Capital
:Holding Corporation, along with subsidiaries Town & Country Credit
Corporation and AMC Mortgage Services, Inc., formerly known as
Bedford Home Loans.


Pinellas News Friday, August 17, 2007 Page 7


UF Scientists Say Conquest of Land



Originated in Shark Genome


GAINESVILLE When the first four-legged animals sprout-
ed fingers and toes, they took an ancient genetic recipe and simply
extended the cooking time, say University of Florida scientists writ-
ing in Wednesday's issue of the journal PLoS ONE.
Even sharks which have existed for more than half a billion
years have the recipe for fingers in their genetic cookbook not
to eat them, but to grow them.
While studying the mechanisms of development in shark
embryos, UF
scientists identi-
fied a spurt of
genetic activity
that is required


for digit devel-
opment in
limbed animals.
Previous
work suggested
that the transi-
tion from fins to
limbs involved
the addition of a
late phase of
gene activity
during embryon-
ic development,
something
thought to be
absent during
the develop-
ment of fish
fihs.


They discovered a phase of gene expression in sharks that was
thought until recently to occur only when digits began to form inr
limbed animals.
Why, then, don't sharks have fingers?
Renata Freitas and GuangJun Zhang, co-authors of the papet
and graduate students in the zoology department of the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences, speculate that sharks and many other
types of fish do not form more dramatic appendages during this late
phase of Hox
gene expression
because it occurs
briefly and only
- ,-: in a narrow band
of cells, coin-


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4C Saran KieweliUnversity of Florida
S y of the activation of genes during the development of spotted catsharks casts new light for scientists
seeking ways to cure human birth defects, which affect about 150,000 infants annually in the United States.


The finding
shows what was thought to be a relatively recent evolutionary inno-
vation existed eons earlier than previously believed, shedding light
on how life on Earth developed and potentially providing insight for
scientists seeking ways to cure human birth defects, which affect
about 150,000 infants annually in the,United States.
"We've uncovered a surprising degree of genetic complexity in
place at an early point in the evolution of appendages," said develop-
mental biologist Martin Cohn, an associate professor with the UF
departments of zoology and anatomy and cell biology and a member
of the UF Genetics Institute. "Genetic processes were not simple in
early aquatic vertebrates only to become more complex as the ani-
mals adapted to terrestrial living. They were complex from the out-
set. Some major evolutionary innovations, like digits at the end of
limbs, may have been achieved by prolonging the activity of a genet-
ic program that existed in a common ancestor of sharks and bony
fishes."
Researchers say the same genes that produced ancient fins like-
ly enlarged their role about 365 million years ago in amphibians
struggling to adapt to swamps and terrestrial living, creating a dis-
tinct burst of development and more versatile appendages.
Using molecular markers to study the formation of skeletal car-
, tilage in embryos of the spotted catshark, UF scientists isolated and
tracked the activity of Hox genes, a group of genes that control how
and where body parts develop in all animals, including people.


pared with the
more extended
time frarie and
larger anatomical
area needed to
prefigure the
hand and foot in
limbed animals.
"We know
when this partic-
ular Hox gene is
mutated in
humans, it results
in malformations
of fingers and
toes," Cohn said.
"Until now it
was thought


these mutations
were affecting a relatively recent innovation in the genetic process of
limb development. Our results show that this phase of Hox expres-
sion. is much more ancient and suggest that if the origin of digits
involved a prolonged activity of Hox genes, a truncated period could
result in defective digits."
In a parallel study, researchers at the University of Chicago
found this second phase of gene expression in paddlefish, a primitive
living descendant of early fish with the first bony skeletons.
Finding the second phase in sharks, which have skeletons con-
sisting not of bone but of cartilage, means the genetic processes nec-
essary to muster fingers and toes existed more than 500 million years
ago in the common ancestor of fish with cartilaginous skeletons and
bony fish more than 135 million years before digits debuted in the
earliest limbed animals.
"The leap from aquatic life to terrestrial life is an extremely dra-
matic, important point in evolution that has captured the interest of
many," said Marie Kmita, director of the Genetics and Development
Research Unit at the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montr6al
who was not involved in the research. "Understanding how changes
in gene regulation modify the body architecture is of extreme inter-
est to scientists who are trying to find ways to improve human health
by learning from developmental proc~e'Ses. This work shows; a late
phase of gene regulation seems fated to the emergence of'digits:"


NASA Spots Johnny



Appleseed of the Cosmos


NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer has spotted an amazingly long
comet-like tail behind a star streaking through space at supersonic
speeds. The star, named Mira after the Latin word for "wonderful," has
been a favorite of astronomers for about 400 years. It is a fast-moving,
older star called a red giant that sheds massive amounts of surface
material.
Photo Courtesy of NASA


Bronson Announces


Arrest In May Wildfire

TALLAHASSEE Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced today the charging of
a16 year old in connection with a two-acre wildfire in Osceola
County earlier this year.
The fire occurred May 22, 2007, near the intersection of Jess
.Court and Eden Drive, in St. Cloud. Bronson's Division of Forestry
responded to the fire with Osceola fire officials. The intentionally set
fire burned a two acre woodland area in the subdivision, and several
homes were threatened, but the fire was brought under control before
any property was damaged.
The fire was deemed suspicious, and Bronson's Office of
Agricultural Law Enforcement was requested to investigate. The
juvenile became a suspect during the investigation which culminated
with formal charges being filed Thursday by the Osceola County
State Attorney's Office. The 16 year old was charged with one count
of intentional burning of lands and one count of possession of an
incendiary device both 3rd degree felonies.
The juvenile, whose name is being withheld by authorities
because of his age, was processed in the Juvenile Justice System and
a court date is pending.


A new ultraviolet mosaic from NASA's Galaxy Evolution
Explorer shows a speeding star that is leaving an enormous trail of
"seeds" for new solar systems. The star, named Mira (pronounced
my-rah) after the latin word for "wonderful," is shedding material
that will be recycled into new stars, planets and possibly even life as
it hurls through our galaxy.
Mira appears as a small white dot in the bulb-shaped structure at
right, and is moving from left to right in this view. The shed material
can be seen in light blue. The dots in the picture are stars and distant
galaxies. The large blue dot at left is a star that is closer to us than
Mira.
The Galaxy Evolution Explorer discovered Mira's strange
comet-like tail during part of its routine survey of the entire sky at
ultraviolet wavelengths. When astronomers first saw the picture, they
were shocked because Mira has been studied for over 400 years yet
nothing like this has ever been documented before.
Mira's comet-like tail stretches a startling 13 light-years across the
sky. For comparison, the nearest star to our sun, Proxima Centauri, is
only about 4 light-years away. Mira's tail also tells a tale of its histo-
ry the material making it up has been slowly blown off over time,
with the oldest material at the end of the tail having been released
about 30,000 years ago.
Mira is a highly evolved, "red giant" star near the end of its life.
Technically, it is called an asymptotic giant branch star. It is red in
color and bloated; for example, if a red giant were to replace our sun,
it would engulf everything out to the orbit of Mars. Our sun will
mature into a red giant in about 5 billion years.
Like other red giants, Mira will lose a large fraction of its mass in the
form of gas and dust. In fact, Mira ejects the equivalent of the Earth's
mass every 10 years. It has released enough material over the past
30,000 years to seed at least 3,000 Earth-sized planets or 9 Jupiter-
sized ones.
While most stars travel along together around the disk of our
Milky Way, Mira is charging through it. Because Mira is not moving

See Appleseed of the Cosmos, Continued on Page 8







Page 8 Pinellas News Friday, August 17, 2007

Appleseed of the Cosmos,

Continued from Page 7

with the "pack," it is moving much faster relative to the ambient gas
in our section of the Milky Way. It is zipping along at 130 kilometers
per second, or 291,000 miles per hour, relative to this gas.
Mira's breakneck speed together with its outflow of material are
responsible for its unique glowing tail. Images from the Galaxy
Evolution Explorer show a large build-up of gas, or bow shock, in
front of the star, similar to water piling up in front of a speeding boat.
Scientists now know that hot gas in this bow shock mixes with the
cooler, hydrogen gas being shed from Mira, causing it to heat up as it
swirls back into a turbulent wake. As the hydrogen gas loses energy,
it fluoresces with ultraviolet light, which the Galaxy Evolution
Explorer can detect.
Mira, also known as Mira A, is not alone in its travels through
space. It has a distant companion star called Mira B that is thought to
be the burnt-out, dead core of a star, called a white dwarf. Mira A and
B circle around each other slowly, making one orbit about every 500
years. Astronomers believe that Mira B has no effect on Mira's tail.
Mira is also what's called a pulsating variable star. It dims and bright-
ens by a factor of 1,500 every 332 days, and will become bright
enough' to see with the naked eye in mid-November 2007. Because it
was the first variable star with a regular period ever discovered, other
stars of this type are often referred to as "Miras."
Mira is located 350 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cetus,
otherwise known as the whale. Coincidentally, Mira and its "whale of
a tail" can be found in the tail of the whale constellation.



Are You Storm Savvy?

As forecasters keep a close watch on the tropics this month, res-
idents are urged to watch the weather report at least once a day,
inspect their hurricane kits and finalize their hurricane preparedness
plans. Here are some hurricane safety tips that can help you survive
the storm:
Know your zone. If you do not know your hurricane evacuation
level, visit www.pinellascounty.org/emergency,call (727) 453-3150
and enter your home phone number, check your Pinellas County
Utility bill or your Truth in Millage notice coming from the Property
Appraiser's office.Citizens with special needs and those that plan to
utilize a pet shelter need to pre-register, host home arrangements need
to be completed, and all plans put in place. See the complete guide at
www.pinellascounty.org/emergency/PDF/survive-the-storm.pdf.


Star light, star



bright: FSU facility



duplicating condi-



tions of supernovas

By Barry Ray, FSU
How is matter created? What happens when stars die? Is the uni-
verse shrinking, or is it expanding? For decades, scientists have been
looking for answers to such "big picture".
For the past few months, members of the department of physics
'at Florida State University have begun using a groundbreaking new
research facility to conduct experiments that may help provide
answers to just such questions.
: RESOLUT-sliort for "REsonator SOLenoid with Upscale
Transmission"-is the name of the facility, which is located within .
.the John D. Fox Superconducting Accelerator Laboratory on the FSU
:campus. Over the past few months, FSU researchers have begun
.using RESOLUT to create very rare, extremely short-lived radioac-
itive particles similar to those that form inside exploding stars-and
then using the analytical data produced in the experiments as the
,basis for hypotheses about the behavior of matter and the physical
properties governing the universe.
"We're doing experiments that replicate, in a very controlled
manner, the explosions that take place in stars," said Ingo
Wiedenh6ver, an associate professor of physics at FSU who heads up
the RESOLUT team. "This helps us understand the nuclear process-
es that occur in stars, the origin of elements and how stars explode."
Getting to this point has been an arduous process that began in
,2002.
"After five years of proposals, fundraising, designing, building
.and carefully testing RESOLUT, we are very excited that it has now
,come online for experiments," said Samuel L. Tabor, a professor of
.physics at FSU who directs the John D. Fox Superconducting
.Accelerator Laboratory. "To my knowledge, only one other universi-
.ty in the entire United States has a facility similar to RESOLUT, so
.our students have a pretty unique opportunity to receive hands-on
.experience that they can get almost nowhere else."
Weighing some 16 tons and taking up more than 450 square feet
.of space along a wall inside the accelerator lab, RESOLUT enables
researchers to fire a beam of atomic particles through a steel tube at
speeds approaching 60 million miles per hour-roughly one-tenth the
speed of light-and then to observe the nuclear reactions that occur.
"When the beam strikes a target, the collision produces very
exotic nuclei that contain properties similar to those occurring in stars
and star explosions," Wiedenhover said. "But perhaps RESOLUT s
greatest value as a scientific instrument is its function as a mass spec-
trometer-a device that allows us to identify and study the short-lived
particles created during these miniature explosions."
Wiedenh6ver currently is overseeing several experiments using
RESOLUT that create, for a fraction of a second, a specific type of
radioactive nuclei that are found only in a type of exploding star
.known as a Type la supernova.
"Type Ia supernovas result when a certain type of star known as
a white dwarf reaches a critical mass and burns through its nuclear


fuel so quickly that it suddenly explodes," Wiedenh6ver said. "What
makes these explosions so useful for astrophysicists is that they
always release the same amount of energy, so their peak brightness is
virtually the same in all instances. This uniform level of brightness
makes Type Ia supernovas useful as a 'standard candle'-a gauge for
measuring distances across the universe."
Such standard candles also have helped scientists to determine in
recent years that the universe is expanding, not shrinking-and that
the expansion is taking place at an ever-increasing rate.
"Observations of Type Ia supernovas have greatly increased sci-
ence's understanding of the workings of the universe," Tabor said.
"Now, with RESOLUT, we hope to learn even more about these
gigantic nuclear explosions-all from the safety of a lab in a base-
ment on the FSU campus."


TRIM


Notices on


their Way
The Pinellas County
Property Appraiser will mail the
Notice of Proposed Property
Taxes, also known as the Truth in
Millage (TRIM) Notice, to prop-
erty owners of Pinellas County.
Tax bills mailed by the Tax
Collector in November will be
based on this notice.
A TRIM notice informs the
property owner of the estimated
market.value of his or her proper-
ty as of January 1, any exemp-
tions applied to the property, and
the estimated taxes due to each
Taxing Authority. The phone
number and date of budget meet-
ings for each Taxing Authority is
listed as well.
Arriving with the TRIM
Notice will be a new TRIM
Guide. The TRIM Guide clearly
explains the information listed on
the Notice, new laws that may
affect property owners, and the
steps to take if a property owner
disagrees with the property value.
If you have questions about
the value or exemptions posted
on a TRIM notice, call the
Property Appraiser's office right
away to speak with an appraiser.
If after conferring with an
appraiser you still disagree with
the valuation, we encourage you
to file a petition with the Pinellas
County Value Adjustment Board
(VAB). (The VAB has voted to
collect a $15.00 non-refundable
filing fee for petitions to the
board, and petitions must be filed
with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court.)
The main function of your
Property Appraiser's office is to
determine the assessed value of
property as of January 1. Once
value is established, the property
appraiser provides taxing author-
ities with the accurate and uni-
form property values, and those
authorities use those values to
establish their tax rates (also
known as Millage rates).
The Property Appraiser's
office has produced a video enti-
tled "How to Challenge Your
Appraisal" to assist anyone wish-
ing to file a petition. It can be
seen on Channel 18 during
August and September, rented
from your local library, or viewed
from the website,
www.pcpao.org.


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