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FRIDAY December 28, 2007


The past year brought us triumphs and

tragedies, new beginnings and sad endings.

We remember the year, as seen on our pages.




Looking back


Want to choose

the next president?

Register by Monday

School, city elections also slated


CLEARWATER Monday
is the deadline for voters to
register or declare political par-
ties for the Jan. 29 presidential
preference primary.
Pinellas County Supervisor
of Elections Deborah Clark
said registration is available
during regular business hours
at any Supervisor of Elections
office, public library, driver li-
cense office or government of-
fice handling social services or
disabilities.
Registered Democrats and
Republicans may vote for can-
didates from their respective


political parties. All registered
Pinellas County voters may
vote in the statewide property
tax referendum and the school
board referendum. In addition,
municipal elections will be
conducted in Clearwater,
Safety Harbor, Gulfport, Red-
ington Shores and South
Pasadena.
Pinellas County elections
offices will be open from 8
a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday.
For more information or to
update your voter information,
call 727-464-6108 or visit
www.votepinellas.com.


Deputies find


marijuana


grow house

More than 70 plants nabbed
after neighbor complains of water


Pinellas News Staff Report
For Pinellas County sheriff's
deputies, Christmas night wasn't a
merry one.
More than 70 marijuana plants
were confiscated from a Largo
home, in what detectives are call-
ing the discovery of a grow house
in a private home in unincorpo-
rated Largo.
No arrests have been made so
far in the case, deputies say.
Deputies responded at about
10 p.m. Christmas night, when a
downstairs neighbor called to re-


January
Downtown Clearwater business
owners had mixed emotions about
the $8.9 million beautification project
that covered three blocks of Cleve-
land Street in dirt and heavy machin-
ery.
"It's a mess," says Helen Lakio-
tis, who owns and operates Helen's
Tailoring at 649 Cleveland St.
Since early June 2006 the City
of Clearwater has given its downtown
a facelift. The Cleveland Street
Streetscape project added new side-
walk pavers, light poles, benches and
bike racks to create a more pedes-
trian-friendly downtown.
The project also included up-
grades to the area's utility capacity,
for the more than 1,800 new residen-
tial units planned for downtown.
City officials planned to finish
the project later in 2007; the project
was officially opened late in the year.
But during construction, busi-
ness owners suffered from a lack of
customers, some more than others.
During the construction, Lakiotis
saw a drastic drop in business. Eld-
erly customers who could swing
through and pick up their items re-
fused to come in because of the lack
of parking and the abundance of dust.


port water leaking into his home
on the 12100 block of 117th
Street.
When they checked the resi-
dence, deputies found the plants.
They left the home and notified
narcotics detectives, who then ob-
tained a search warrant.
At about 11:30 a.m. Wednes-
day, detectives served the warrant
and dismantled the operation.
Detectives say 71 marijuana
plants were found in the resi-
dence. According to deputies the
marijuana weighed about 19.4
pounds.


Consumer confidence

lowest level in 5 years


Jason Merritt/Pinellas News
Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater underwent a facelift that started in June 2006
and ended late this year.


February
St. Petersburg City Council approved
the addition of $150,000 to the county's
effort to assist the city's homeless popula-
tion in finding 90-day housing, trans-
portation and other social services.
Mayor Rick Baker, along with city,
county and community leaders, an-
nounced a five-point initiative that identi-
fies near-term and long-term goals that
will help the Homeless Leadership Net-


work speed implementation of the
county's anti-homelessness plan.
One of the near-term goals identifies
the provision of immediate housing assis-
tance to the winter influx of street home-
less populations throughout the county.
Catholic Charities President Frank
Murphy led the effort to find housing.
See YEAR I Page 7


Biggest decline
in big-ticket
item purchases

By CATHY KEEN
For The Pinellas News

GAINESVILLE -The hous-
ing crisis, a declining stock mar-
ket and higher gas prices are all to
blame for a two-point drop in
Florida's consumer confidence to
74, its lowest level in more than
five years, a new University of
Florida study finds.
"Consumer confidence among
Floridians is eroding," said Chris
McCarty, director of UF's Survey
Research Center at the Bureau of
Economic and Business Re-
search. "The big declines in con-
fidence in December were among
low-income households, which
fell five points to 64, while mid-
dle- and upper-income house-
holds fell three points to 77."
This month's drop to its lowest


"Everyone now
recognizes the
excesses of the
housing market...
and the extent to
which the
problems have
spread throughout
the U.S economy."
CHRIS McCARTY
Survey research center director,
University of Florida


level since August 2002 is due en-
tirely to declines in two of the five
components, both at 16-year lows.
The biggest decline was in per-
ceptions of whether it is a good
time to buy big-ticket items,
which fell 10 points to 74, its low-
est level since January 1991. The
See CONFIDENCE I Page 8


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EVENT CALENDAR
Today
"THE ELIXIR OF LOVE" The St. Petersburg Opera Company, along
with the FloriMezzo Orchestra, will perform Donizetti's "The Elixir of
Love" at 7:30 p.m. in the Palladium Theater. It will be sung in Italian,
with English subtitles. Another performance will be Dec. 30 at 2
p.m. Tickets range from $18.50 to $75. For more information: 727-
822-3590.
LIVE MUSIC AT BOOKSTORE The Witch's Brew, a bookstore at
1219C Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, will have live music tonight at 7:30
with George Elliot, who will perform classic rock. For more informa-
tion: 727-483-9210.

Saturday, Dec. 29
PRE-NEW YEARS SHOW AND DANCE Join comedian Shuckey
Duckey and R&B singers Howard Hewett and Lenny Williams at the
St. Petersburg Coliseum. This "New Year's Old School Dance and
Comedy Night" starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 1 p.m. and offers a cash
bar. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. To order tickets
or for more information call: 727-892-5202 or 813-287-8844.
LIVE MUSIC AT BOOKSTORE The Witch's Brew, a bookstore at
1219C Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, will have live music tonight at 7:30
with Matt Forsythe, playing his original songs on acoustic guitar. For
more information: 727-483-9210.

Monday, Dec. 31
FIRST NIGHT ST. PETERSBURG First Night St. Petersburg, an alco-
hol-free event, features 25 entertainment venues with live music,
theater, visual arts and family activities -- and fireworks at midnight
over the Vinoy Basin! The St. Petersburg Fire Department will cele-
brate the end of its centennial year at the Pieace 0 Eight boat-burn-
ing with several fire vehicles in palce. Wear your walking shoes, as
the event stretches from 7th St. N. to The Pier. Admission buttons
are available at The Pier, Publix NE, the St. Petersburg Chamber of
Commerce and the Arts Center. Buttons are $10 for adults, $5 for
children age 6-12 and free for children younger than 6. For more
information: www.firstnightstpete.com.

Friday, Jan. 4
LIVE MUSIC AT BOOKSTORE The Witch's Brew, a bookstore at
1219C Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, will have live music tonight at 7:30
with Castalia, a Canadian Witch, who will play Celtic pagan music
featured on her CDs. For more information: 727-483-9210.

Saturday, Jan. 5
LIVE MUSIC AT BOOKSTORE The Witch's Brew, a bookstore at
1219C Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, will have live music tonight at 7:30
with Gracie Starr, who will play light rock. For more information:
727-483-9210.

Wednesday, Jan. 9
PUBLIC MEETING FOR TROPICANA FIELD REDEVELOPMENT St.
Petersburg citizens and businesses may provide input at 6 p.m. on
the potential redevelopment of the 86-acre Tropicana Field site. The
city may issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for redevelopment, so
community input is important. Enter through the Rotunda (Gate 1)
via Third Avenue South. Parking is free in Tropicana Field lots. To
assist the city with preparations, attendees should RSVP by Jan. 7
to business@stpete.org or by calling 727-893-7100.

Thursday, Jan. 10
CLEARWATER JUNIOR MAGIC BASKETBALL Boys and girls play
together at North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex on
teams based on their age levels, through March 31. No one feels
out of place and all players get individual attention. The recreational
basketball league stresses teamwork, good sportsmanship and hav-
ing fun. The league is for children ages 7-16. Admission: $48.75
with Play Pass; $65 with recreation card; $81.25 without card.
Scholarships available: $32.50 reduced lunch; $16.25 free lunch.

Wednesday, Jan. 16
CLEARWATER AWARDS FOR NEIGHBORHOODS 2008
PARTICIPANT ORIENTATIONS Clearwater Development &
Neighborhood Services seeks active neighborhood associations for
its 2008 Clearwater Awards for Neighborhoods (CAN) competition.
The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in Room 130 of the Clearwater
Municipal Services Building. The CAN program awards grants to
neighborhood groups that design projects and programs to benefit
their residents and community. For more information: Becky
Melendez, 727-562-4585.



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Friday, December 28, 2007 | PINELLAS NEWS I Page 3


SDOUGLAS
E. JESSMER




Pinellas News



What we

really don't

want to see

next year

Every year, leading up to
Dec. 31, people get this
positive feeling, as if they
can shake off the doldrums of
the previous year and embrace
resolutions with vigor, vim and
vitality.
And then quickly forget
them within two weeks.
"But I thought you were go-
ing to lose 10 pounds by the end
of February," someone might ask
you.
And you'll answer, incredu-
lously: "Ten pounds? Are you
calling me fat?!" Then you might
punch the questioner in the nose.
Many fights will ensue, so
don't DON'T dare ask some-
one about their new year's reso-
lutions. Unless, of course,
they've been kept. Keep some
tissues on hand, just in case you
forget and ask anyway.
Why make resolutions you
know you can't keep? Let's
lower the bar and feel good
about it.
Let's instead talk about the
things we don't want in 2008.
A St. Petersburg City
Council that keeps "economic
development" so tightly under
wraps that its employers the
residents of the Sunshine City -
only find out when an alert re-
porter hears a whisper. Mr.
Mayor and members of council,
please remember who you work
for they will remember when
you're on the ballot again.
A losing season for the
Rays, nee Devil Rays. It's been
more than a decade of ugly uni-
forms, baseball in an air-condi-
tioned pole building and losing
baseball. The new uniforms,
which are the fashion equivalent
of corn flakes (full disclosure:
I'm a Cleveland fan, but I bought
a new Rays hat this weekend and
yes, we'll have season tickets),
aren't going to be enough to put
butts in the seats. Troy Percival
isn't enough, either. If you really
want to see a sea of sky blue,
gold and navy blue in the Trop,
and if you'd rather hear more
cowbells than "Let's! Go! Red!
Sox!" in the stands, put a winner
on the field.
Another story about radi-
cal islamists at the University of
South Florida. We had Sami Al-
Arian, we had the two guys who
lost their way in South Carolina
with a trunk full of explosives...
we don't need the trifecta.
NEXT!
Red Tide. Enough said.
The algae blooms... well, I as-
sume they're algae... off Clear-
water Beach are nasty enough.
Maybe they're seaweed. Or, like
those giant balls on Cleveland
Street, part of the Scientology
conspiracy to take over Clearwa-
ter. In any event, we don't need
all three. So there.
Stories about pedestrians
getting nailed by oncoming cars.
For the love of Pete, this is
Florida it's bad enough the old
people don't have the alertness
not to roll out in front of cars,
but kids? There was a freshman
at Countryside High School who
recently got smacked and killed
after crossing at the wrong place.
Seems like it's not just for the
gray-hairs anymore. CROSS AT
THE CROSSWALKS, AL-
READY.
More circulation woes for


newspapers. There are a few pa-
pers bucking the general down-
ward trend, including one of my
alma maters (in Pittsburgh).
Florida's Best Newspaper, just
down the street a few blocks
from where I write this, seems to
be doing fairly well. Now if we
can reverse the trend by offer-
ing content that will make you
See NO I Page 8


St. Pete councilwoman



joins amendment fight


Pinellas News Staff Report

ORLANDO A member of
the St. Petersburg city council
has been tapped to lead Pinellas
County's opposition to the
"Hometown Democracy"
amendment to the Florida con-
stitution.
Councilwoman Rene Flow-
ers will be Floridians for
Smarter Growth's general
chairwoman for the county.
"I am pleased to be a part of
FSG's efforts to defeat this un-
workable amendment here in
Pinellas County," Flowers said.
"I've seen first-hand how vot-


ing on every-
thing can hurt
a commu-
nity's efforts
to grow
smarter, so
this is a battle
Flowers I'm eager to
fight."
"We are ex-
cited to have Rene leading our
efforts in Pinellas County," said
Mark Wilson, FSG treasurer
and Florida Chamber of Com-
merce executive vice president.
"Rene is already familiar with
the negative impacts of an ex-
treme plan like hometown


democracy. We welcome her in-
valuable experience, perspec-
tive and leadership to our
team."
Flowers said that p.,iInI-'
hometown democracy would
most negatively affect some of
our state's most fragile com-
munities. Living in a state as
diverse as Florida, we simply
cannot afford to create impedi-
ments for vital programs like
affordable housing and Head
Start services."
Flowers has represented
District 7 on the St. Petersburg
Council since 1999 and is an
EZride program manager for


the Neighborly Care Network.
She serves on multiple com-
mittees including the Afford-
able Housing Committee, Na-
tional League of Cities Human
Development Committee, and
is the immediate past president
of the Florida League of
Cities.
She is also heavily involved
in the community and is cur-
rently the chairwoman of the
Family Support Board, Board
Member for Gulf Coast Jewish
Family and Mental Health
Services, and is a member of
the NAACP executive commit-
tee.


American stage I neatre Co.
American Stage Theatre Co. presents the Tampa Bay-area premiere of the hilarious homage to the men who crafted the film "Gone with the
Wind," "Moonlight and Magnolias," Jan. 16 thru Feb. 10.



Hilarious homage


Play bows to making of 'Gone With The Wind' in St. Pete


ST. PETERSBURG Amer-
ican Stage Theatre Company
continues its 29th and final his-
toric season in its current build-
ing with the poignantly hilari-
ous homage to the making of an
American movie classic,
"Moonlight and Magnolias,"
running Jan. 16-Feb. 10. Pay
What You Can Nights are sched-
uled for Tuesday, Jan. 22 and 29
at 7:30 p.m.
In this new comedy, 1939
Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary
producer David 0. Selznick has
shut down production of his new
celluloid epic, "Gone with the
Wind," because the screenplay
just doesn't work. So what's an
all-powerful movie mogul to


While fending off the film's
stars, gossip columnists and his
own father-in-law, Selznick
sends a car for famed screen-
writer Ben Hecht and pulls for-
midable director Victor Fleming
from the set of "The Wizard of
Oz". Summoning both to his of-
fice, Selznick locks the doors,
closes the shades and on a diet
of bananas and peanuts, the
three men labor over five days,
fashioning a screenplay that will
become the blueprint for one of
the most successful and beloved
films of all time.
"We are so excited to bring
this funny, yet poignant, play to
central Florida audiences," said


If you go
Show times: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening
curtain is at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evening curtain is
at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinee curtain is at 3
p.m.
Admission: $22-$35 depending on date and time of
performance. Students Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior
to curtain. Pay What You Can Nights are scheduled for
Tuesday, January 22 and 29.
For more information: (727) 823-PLAY or go to
www.americanstage.org.


Todd Olson, American Stage's
producing artistic director.
Directed by Drew Fracher,
"Moonlight and Magnolias"
stars local favorites Christopher


Swan, Matthew McGee, Bryan
Barter and Susan O'Grady.
American Stage Theatre
Company is located at 211 3rd
St. S., St. Petersburg.


Have a (sea) cow: New plates unveiled


TALLAHASSEE The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
unveiled a new look for an old
favorite this week at Homosassa
Springs Wildlife State Park. FWC
Regional Director Greg Holder
unveiled the new design for the
Florida manatee license plate.
"This is an exciting day for
the FWC and the Florida mana-
tee," Holder said. "With the
sales from this plate, we hope to
generate revenues that will sus-
tain valuable manatee research
and conservation for years to
come."
The new manatee plate fea-
tures the work of Nancy Blauers,
Margaritaville Merchandising
Senior Artist. Blauers designs
products depicting "the Margari-
taville lifestyle" for Margaritaville
stores.
Patrick Rose, executive direc-


4 _FLORIDA
... .... .


Florida Fish and Wildlife Co


tor of the Save the Manatee Club,
also spoke at the unveiling.
"The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's research and species man-
agement staffs are among the
most committed and capable in
the world," Rose said. "I urge
all Floridians to support them
by purchasing the newly de-


signed manatee tag so these ded-
icated and caring individuals can
be given the tools necessary to
save the manatees and their
aquatic habitats from the ever-
increasing threats manatees
must face as Florida's human
population continues to grow."
Proceeds from the sale of the
plate are a major source of fund-


The state wildlife
commission used
SHomosassa Springs
Wildlife State Park as
the place where it
unveiled the state's
revised manatee
license plate.





missionn


ing for Florida's manatee re-
search and conservation. The
state's manatee programs also
receive money from the sale of
manatee decals, boat registra-
tion fees and donations.
To purchase the new manatee
plate, visit your local tax collec-
tor's office or log on to
www.buyaplate.com.


BRIEFS


Hang out with Outback Bowl
teams' players on the beach
Join the University of Wiscon-
sin and the University of Ten-
nessee as their football players en-
joy the sun and beaches at the
Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
for Outback Bowl Beach Day,
Sunday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The event features perform-
ances and competitions by team
bands and cheerleaders as well as
a meeting of the players and
coaches.
Admission is free.
The Hilton, St. Petersburg-
Clearwater Convention and Visi-
tors Bureau, the City of Clearwa-
ter, WBTP (95.7 FM), and WFLZ
(93.3 FM) sponsor this Outback
Bowl event, which includes live
music, skydivers, tug-of-war, and
other fun contests.
The Outback Bowl football
game will kick off at 11 a.m. Jan.
1 at Raymond James Stadium in
Tampa.

Dunedin man claims
Mega Money jackpot
The Florida Lottery announced
Mega Money winner Bruce Clark,
56, of Dunedin claimed the Dec.
14 estimated $2 million jackpot.
Clark chose the one-time,
lump-sum payment option for his
winnings in the amount of
$1,360,246. He purchased his
winning quick pick ticket at Rally,
1625 Main St., Dunedin. The win-
ning numbers were 13 16 26 -
41 and the Megaball was 04.
Total ticket sales for this jack-
pot generated approximately $2.4
million for the Educational En-
hancement Trust Fund (EETF).
Since 1988, the Florida Lottery
has contributed more than $17 bil-
lion to the EETF, benefiting stu-
dents and schools, as well as fund-
ing more than 850,000 Bright
Futures scholarships.


Volunteer mentors needed
for youth program
Gulf Coast Community Care
needs volunteers age 30 and older
for its Adults Mentoring Children
program. Volunteers are matched
with children who need a positive
adult role model.
Many of the children are in fos-
ter care or live with a single parent
who is going to school and work-
ing. Volunteers are provided so-
cial events and support by agency
staff. No experience is necessary.
There are no costs, and funding is
through the Juvenile Welfare
Board of Pinellas County.
For more information: Beverly
at 727-479-1841 or Bonnie at 727-
479-1825.


Writers association to meet
at Po Folks in St. Pete
Florida Writers Association
(FWA) will gather at 6 p.m. Jan.
10 at Po Folks Restaurant, 2001
34th St. N.
The topic of discussion is
"Hooking the Reader." Bring
questions, the first few pages of
everything you're presently writ-
ing, and suggestions for others.
Meetings are open to the public.
The FWA will also meet Feb.
14 at Po Folks. For more infor-
mation: Freda Ward, 727-864-
1846 or fredagowerward@earth-
link.net.

Want a new pet? Special
event will help
If your new year's resolution is
to provide a loving home to a new
pet, here's a quick way to keep the
promise. The Humane Society of
Pinellas will host an event for their
"Special Pets In Need," or SPIN
Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Long-term residents, including
dogs, cats and rabbits, will be fea-
tured.
Not looking to adopt? Pet own-
ers can have their pets mi-
crochipped for $10. License and
proof of rabies vaccine are re-


quired.
Kids can meet the humane ed-
ucation specialist during game
sessions at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3
p.m. with prizes awarded and re-
freshments will be available. For
more information: 727-797-7722.




Page 4 | PINELLAS NEWS I Friday, December 28, 2007


ROBERT M.
POTTER




Pinellas News


Take what

you should,

leave the

rest behind

As the end of the year

approaches, there is a lot
I would like to leave
behind.
The sub-prime mortgage fi-
asco is a good start, but really,
that started five years ago. Mort-
gage companies convinced hon-
est borrowers to accept a 2 12-
percent rise in interest with a
12-percent maximum increase...
leaving the borrower paying in
some cases 16-percent interest,
more than some credit cards.
Then there's the credit cards
or loans with one year of 0 per-
cent interest, which then slam
the consumer with interest rates
of 32 percent or more. The ex-
cuse for those rates is that those
that agree to this are the highest
credit risk. How about the bor-
rowers being the most vulnerable
to predatory pricing?
Moving on, or rather wait-
ing in line...
The segment of Interstate
95 between Georgia and South
Carolina that is two lanes wide,
fed on both ends by three or four
lanes in each direction. When are
those two states going to finally
come up with their portion of the
funding to expand to three lanes
and get rid of the bottlenecks?
Not to mention the left-lane lag-
gards, those drivers who poke
along in the fast lane and refuse
to let anyone pass.
The war in Iraq started
badly years ago, costing lives,
limbs, and funding that should
have gone elsewhere. We are
now stuck there for as long as we
were in Germany.
The cost of energy re-
flected in gas prices at the pump
of more than $3 and not slated to
fall of course, we have now
had $3 gas off and on for the last
three years.
The cost of higher educa-
tion just keeps going up. It will
not be uncommon for college
graduates to be saddled with
$200,000 in student loans when
leaving college. The best and the
brightest will not have to worry. It
is the rest of us I am worried
about, who will start out of college
with their mundane jobs having
student loans to pay, thus leaving
them ineligible for a home loan
because they will already have the
cost of a home loan to pay.
How about reality TV
shows, which just keep giving us
lousy entertainment and even
worse commercials?
Morning news and
evening news shows that have
less news but more advertising?

What to take forward
into 2008?
The hope that sharehold-
ers will force their boards of di-
rectors to force executives to ac-
cept less pay for actually doing
less work, or get paid as a per-
centage of what the lowest
worker gets at that corporation.
That American vehicle
manufacturers create more hy-
brid vehicles, instead of allowing
another industry to leave our
shores.
That city governments,
especially in Florida, understand
land taxes need be checked as
well as their budgets, which have
doubled in the last five years
statewide.
That the cost of health


care reflects the actual cost of
providing health care service.
That the U.S. does not in-
vade Cuba under the guise of
restoring freedom and democ-
racy, or invade Mexico to stop il-
legal immigration and corruption
in government.
Robert M. Potter is publisher of
the Pinellas News. E-mail him at
Robert@pinellas-news. com.


'Green resolutions urged


TALLAHASSEE The
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP) is en-
couraging residents to make
S LLcc resolutions for the New
Year. Each week, a new picci"
tip is posted on DEP's Web site
to help Floridians make their
homes and offices more envi-


ronmentally friendly.
"As the fourth most populous
state in the nation, the people of
Florida play a critical role in
preserving our environment,"
said DEP Secretary Michael W.
Sole. "There are simple steps
that we can all take in our daily
lives to help protect and con-


Turn off your screen saver The U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency estimates that using a computer's "sleep mode" reduces
its energy consumption by 60 to 70 percent. A screen saver that
displays moving images causes your monitor to consume as much
electricity as it does in active use. The best screen saver is also the
best energy saver: turn off your monitor when you're not using it.
Turning off your computer will decrease the amount of energy it
uses, reduces its mechanical stress and prolong its life.
Eliminate paper waste Did you know that every year enough
paper is thrown away to make a 12 foot wall from New York to
California? Each ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees and 7,000
gallons of water. Recycled paper also saves 60 percent energy in
comparison to new paper and generates 95 percent less air
pollution. Since one-fifth of all wood harvested in the world ends
up in paper it just makes sense to recycle and conserve this
valuable resource.
Stop junk mail There a variety of vendors online that you can
register with to reduce the amount of junk mail you get. Each year,
the average American household receives about 1.5 trees' worth of
junk mail.
Recycle One recycled aluminum can saves enough energy to
power a television or computer for 3 hours or a 100-watt light bulb
for 20 hours. A six-pack of recycled aluminum cans saves enough
energy to drive a car five miles.
Purchase reusable shopping bags According to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. consumes about 380
billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps a year. Fewer than five
percent are recycled. However, paper bags are also a problem.
Paper sacks generate 70 percent more air pollutants and 50 times





This grain



pollinated



research


96-million-year-old fossil pollen

sheds light on early pollinators


By DeLene Beeland
For The Pinellas News

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The
collapse of honeybee colonies
across North America is focus-
ing attention on the honeybees'
vital role in the survival of agri-
cultural crops, and a new study
by University of Florida and In-
diana University Southeast re-
searchers shows insect pollina-
tors have likely played a key
role in the evolution and suc-
cess of flowering plants for
nearly 100 million years.
The origins of when flowers
managed to harness insects' pol-
linating power has long been
murky. But the new study, pub-
lished online this week on the
Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences Web site
and appearing in its Dec. 24 print
edition, is the first to pinpoint a
96-million-year-old timeframe
for a turning point in the evolu-
tion of basal angiosperm groups,
or early flowering plants, by
demonstrating they are predomi-
nantly insect-pollinated.
"Our study of clumping
pollen shows that insect polli-
nators most likely have always
played a large role in the evolu-
tion of flowering plants," said
David Dilcher, a graduate re-
search professor of paleobotany
at the Florida Museum of Natu-
ral History. "It was true 96 mil-
lion years ago and we are seeing
it today with the potential threat
to our agricultural crops because
of the collapse of the honeybee
colonies. The insect pollinators


provide for more efficient and
effective pollination of flower-
ing plants."
The study provides strong
evidence for the widely ac-
cepted hypothesis that insects
drove the massive adaptive ra-
diation of early flowering plants
when they rapidly diversified
and expanded to exploit new ter-
restrial niches. Land plants first
appear in the fossil record about
425 million years ago, but flow-


"We really had to
jump out of the
box and think in a
new way on these
widespread pollen
clumps."
SHUSHENG HU
Researcher



ering plants didn't appear until
about 125 million years ago in
the Early Cretaceous period.
The study also is the first to
describe the biological structure
of pollen clumping in the early
Late Cretaceous, which holds
clues about the types of pollina-
tors with which they were coe-
volving, said lead author
Shusheng Hu, who started the
study while at the Florida Mu-
seum but is currently at Indiana
University Southeast. Hu said
previous scientists found exam-
ples of early clumped pollen
from a slightly earlier time pe-


serve Florida's natural resources
for future generations.
Even small things like chang-
ing one incandescent lightbulb to
a Fiic y Star-qualified bulb can
have a big impact," Sole said.
"For example, if all the house-
holds in Florida changed just one
lightbulb to a compact fluores-


cent bulb, the combined effort
would save enough energy to
light all the households in Talla-
hassee for more than two and a
half years."
To help you get started, here
are 10 simple resolutions that
will make your 2008 cleaner
and "greener":


more water pollutants than plastic bags. And while paper bags do
eventually biodegrade, an estimated 14 million trees a year have to
be cut down to make 10 billion paper bags. A sturdy, reusable bag
needs only to be used 11 times to have a lower environmental
impact than using 11 disposable plastic bags.
Slash the packaging Buying food and other products in reusable
or recyclable packaging can reduce carbon dioxide (C02) emissions
by 230 pounds a year. Recycling all of your home's waste
newsprint, cardboard, glass and metal can reduce emissions an
additional 850 pounds a year and approximately 410 pounds of
garbage from entering a landfill.
Use "green cleaners" Americans generate 1.6 million tons of
waste each year from common cleaning products with potentially
hazardous ingredients. Purchase green cleaners or make your
own. Here are some sample recipes for simple, effective cleaners:
Drain cleaner: Pour a half-cup of baking soda down the sink and
add at least a cup of vinegar. Cover the drain and wait a few
minutes, then rinse with a mixture of boiling water and salt.
Window cleaner: Mix two ounces of vinegar with a quart of water
in a spray bottle.
Silver polish: Put a sheet of aluminum foil into a plastic or glass
bowl. Sprinkle the foil with salt and baking soda and fill the bowl
with warm water. Soak your silver in the bowl and tarnish migrates
to the foil. Dry and buff.
Brass cleaner: Cut a lemon in half, sprinkle it with salt and rub the
lemon on the metal. Buff with a cloth.
Rust remover: Use vinegar to remove rust on nuts and bolts and
other mineral deposits such as calcium deposits.


Florida Museum of Natural History
This 96-year-old fossilized angiosperm pollen clump of
phimopollenites striolata was extracted by careful processing of
sediment from three sites in Minnesota's Dakota formation. Florida
Museum of Natural History researchers found about 40 separate
clumps in the pollen samples used for a study.


riod but these were interpreted
as immature parts of anther
from a flower, or dismissed as
insect packaging activity or fe-
cal pellets.
"We really had to jump out
of the box and think in a new
way on these widespread pollen
clumps," said Hu, who com-
pleted the research in 2006 as
part of his UF doctoral work.
Today, flowers specialized
for insect pollination disperse
clumps of five to 100 pollen
grains. Clumped grains are
comparatively larger and have
more surface relief than wind-
or water-dispersed pollen,


which tend to be single, smaller
and smoother.
"These clumps represent an
amazing new strategy in the
evolution of flowering plants,"
Dilcher said. "For me, the ex-
citement here lies in the early
times of these fossil flowers,
when angiosperms were mak-
ing these huge evolutionary
steps. What we found with the
fossil pollen clumps folds nicely
into what has been suggested by
molecular biologists that those
plants that are basal in an-
giosperm evolutionary relation-
ships seem to have been domi-
nated by insect pollination."


BRIEFS


Bomb scare at scrap yard
deploys bomb team

While sorting through scrap
metal at a recycling facility late
Saturday morning, a worker found
what appeared to be a pipe bomb.
Pinellas County sheriff's
deputies and the Hillsborough
County sheriff's bomb disposal
team rendered the device safe at
about 3:15 p.m., though they say it
was determined to be inert.
As a precaution, the business, An-
clote Metal, at 806 Anclote Road,
Tarpon Springs, was closed and
employees were evacuated.
There were no injuries, and
deputies will probe to determine
where the device came from.


Police look for vehicle after
boy hit crossing street
An 11-year-old Dunedin boy
was seriously injured when he was
struck by a sport-utility vehicle
while crossing a street.
Deputies say Travis Craig was
struck as he attempted to cross Pa-
tricia Avenue at the intersection
of Beltrees Street in Dunedin
shortly before 11 p.m. Dec. 21.
Witnesses told deputies that the
driver of the SUV fled the scene
without stopping or slowing
down.
Deputies said the boy was
struck as he and a 13-year-old
friend were returning home from a
nearby bowling alley. Deputies
say the older boy had already
crossed the street from east to
west, and the victim was on a
skateboard in the crosswalk fol-
lowing him. Deputies also say that
the area is not well lit and that the
victim was wearing dark clothing
when he was struck.
The suspect vehicle was de-
scribed only as a dark color SUV
which investigators believe will
have front end damage. The in-
vestigation continues.
Anyone with information about
the vehicle or driver involved in
this crash is asked to call Cpl. Jim
Piper from the Sheriff's Office
Major Accident Investigation
Team at 582-6200, or to remain
anonymous, call Crime Stoppers
at 1-800-873-TIPS.

Local artist displayed
in Clearwater City Hall
Colombian-born artist Gus
Ocamposilva will exhibit his
paintings in the lobby area of
Clearwater City Hall through Jan-
uary.
The exhibit of paintings is part
of the city's effort to display works
of local artists in public places. It
is free and open to the public from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday.
Ocamposilva works are an in-
terpretation of the world in which
he was raised the Andes and the
tropics. His color-rich canvases
explore "the magic, poetry and
landscape of the human body."
His works have been shown in
Spain, Germany, Canada and the
U.S.
For more information: Margo
Walbolt in the Clearwater Cultural
Affairs, 562-4832.

Jewelry show slated
at The Coliseum
Dealers from across America
will offer a variety of gems, jew-
elry, crystals, minerals and beads
for show and sale. Rare minerals,
giant sharks' teeth and fossils will
be on display.
The Gem, Jewelry and Bead
Show and Sale is Jan. 4-6. Ad-
mission to the show is $4 good all
3 days, under 16 free. Hours are
10am to 5pm. The Coliseum is lo-
cated at 535 4th Avenue N,, St.
Petersburg. For more information
call 727-892-5202.


More than 200 applications received for renewable energy


TALLAHASSEE The
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP) and the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services
(DACS) received 215 grant pro-
posals this fall for renewable en-
ergy technologies. Part of DEP's


Renewable Energy Technologies
Grant Program and DACS' Farm-
to-Fuel Grant Program, the grants
are designed to stimulate capital
investment in the state and pro-
mote and enhance the statewide
utilization of renewable energy
technologies.


"Through the Renewable En-
ergy Technologies Grant Pro-
gram, the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection is en-
couraging investment in renew-
able energy projects that promote
energy diversity and economic
growth," said DEP Secretary


Michael W. Sole. "By investing in
alternative energy technologies,
Florida is exploring strategies to
help prevent pollution and reduce
greenhouse gas emissions."
DEP received 139 grant pro-
posals seeking more than $200
million in grant funding and pro-


viding almost $700 million in cost
share for renewable energy proj-
ects.
The proposals, which include
technologies such as biomass, so-
lar and hydrogen, will now be
evaluated by the state based on a
number of different criteria.




Friday, December 28, 2007 | PINELLAS NEWS I Page 5


LEGAL NOTICES


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a FIRST PUB-
LIC HEARING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of January
200 8 at 7:30 PM. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO, 3599
6021 108th Avenue North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3599 and complete
legal description of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.


This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Cleric's Department. 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 City
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in the event that you wish to appeal a
decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, 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 (MAG-
NIFIER) is available from the City Cleric 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
DEC. 28 2007 TAN. 4 2008


10005


122801


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a FIRST PUB-
LIC HEARING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of January
2008 at 7:30 PM. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3600
Generally located on 105TH Avenue North, East of 62nd Street North. The proposed ANNEXATION
ORDINANCE NO. 3600 and complete legal description of the area to be annexed are available for
review, in the City Clerk's Department.


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This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerk's Department. 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 City
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in the event that you wish to appeal a
decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, 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 (MAG-
NIFIER) 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
DEC 28 2007 TAN 4 2008


10005


177804


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a SECOND
PUBLIC HEARING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of
January 2008 at 7:30 PM. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO.
3595 6064 108th Avenue North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3595 and com-
plete legal description of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a SECOND
PUBLIC HEARING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of
January 200 8 at 7:30 PM. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO.
3596 On 103rd Avenue, 104th Avenue and 105th Avenue Between 60th Street and 62nd Street North.
The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3596 and complete legal description of the area
to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.



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This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerk's Department. 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 City
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in the event that you wish to appeal a
decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, 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 (MAG-
NIFIER) 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 DEC. 28, 2007 JAN. 4, 2008 122814


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE


his UOrdinance is available tor review, in the City ClerK s Department. 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 City
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in the event that you wish to appeal a
decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, 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 (MAG-
NIFIER) 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 DEC. 28, 2007 JAN. 4, 2008 122805


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Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a SECOND
PUBLIC HEARING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of
January 200 8 at 7:30 PM. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO.
3597 12511 69th Street North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3597 and complete
legal description of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.


This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerk's Department. 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 City
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in the event that you wish to appeal a
decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, 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 (MAG-
NIFIER) 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 DEC. 28, 2007 JAN. 4, 2008 122808


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-7779-ES-03

IN RE: ESTATE OF
Lee Joseph Pitre, Jr.,
Deceased.

The administration of the
estate of LEE JOSEPH PITRE,
JR., deceased, File No. 07-
7779-ES-03, whose date of
death was September 13, 2007,
is pending in the Circuit Court
for Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, Florida. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
within three months after the
date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 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 hav-
ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December 28,
2007.

Personal Representative:
Judith R. Pitre
1384 Williams Court
Clearwater, Fl 33764
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Douglas J. Burns PA.
2559 Nursery Road- Suite A
Clearwater, FL 33701
Bar No.: 0451060
PH.727-725-2553
Fax. 727-725-9584
16028 DEC 28, 2007 JAN 4, 2008 122818



NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
PHARMACY

IN RE: The license to practice
pharmacy of

Douglas Neil Kassan, R.Ph.
P.O. Box 3238
St. Petersburg, Florida
33828-3238

CASE NO.: 200-42732

LICENSE NO.: PS 28503

The Department of Health
has filed an Administrative
Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by
contacting, Lynne A. Quimby-
Pennock, Assistant General
Counsel, Prosecution Services
Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress Way,
Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida
32399-3285, (850) 245-4640
If no contact has been made
by you concerning the above by
January 25, 2008, the matter of
the Administrative Complaint
will be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of
Pharmacy in formal proceeding.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities
Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the individual or agency
Sending this notice not later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding at the address given on
the notice. Telephone; (850)
245-4640, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800.955-8770(V),
via Florida Relay Service.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold a FIRST PUBLIC HEARING upon the follow-
ing ORDINANCE NO. 3599 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of January 2008 at 7:30
PM., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:


ORDINANCE NO. 3599
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY
OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A CERTAIN
PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT
6021 108TH AVENUE NORTH, LEGALLY
DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERETO IN
EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE A PART HEREOF,
LYING WITHIN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF
THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
CORPORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
THE ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONING
CLASSIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES
CONFLICTING HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(PAUL AND ELISA HUGHES AX07-66)

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerks
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi-
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk
for use in Council Chambers and all 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 DEC. 28, 2007 JAN. 04,. 2008 122802


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON ORDINANCE


Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold a FIRST PUBLIC HEARING upon the follow-
ing ORDINANCE NO. 3600 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of January 2008 at 7:30
PM., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3600
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY
OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A CERTAIN
PARCEL OF VACANT LAND GENERALLY
LOCATED ON 105TH AVENUE NORTH, EAST
OF 62ND STREET, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS
ATTACHED HERETO IN EXHIBIT "A" AND
MADE A PART HEREOF, LYING WITHIN
SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 16
EAST, PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF THE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE CORPORATE
BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF PINELLAS
PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE
ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONING
CLASSIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES
CONFLICTING HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(DOUGLAS JAMES AX07-57)

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerks
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi-
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk
for use in Council Chambers and all 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 DEC. 28, 2007 JAN. 4, 2008 122803


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON ORDINANCE


Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold a SECOND PUBLIC HEARING upon the fol-
lowing ORDINANCE NO. 3578 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of January 2008 at 7:30
PM., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE 3578
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO.
1840 ADOPTING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK PROVIDING
GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES FOR THE
PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES ELEMENT
CONSISTENT WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF
SEC. 163.3177, F.S.; AMENDING THE
INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION
ELEMENT OF THE PINELLAS PARK
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO INCLUDE AN
OBJECTIVE AND POLICIES REGARDING
COORDINATION BETWEEN THE CITY OF
PINELLAS PARK, PINELLAS COUNTY, THE
PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD AND
THE IMPACTED MUNICIPALITIES; AMENDING
THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENT OF
THE PINELLAS PARK COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
TO INCLUDE AN ADOPTED LEVEL OF
SERVICE STANDARD FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL
FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR THE ANNUAL
ADOPTION BY REFERENCE OF THE SCHOOL
DISTRICT'S FIVE YEAR WORK PROGRAM,
AND INCLUDING A SUPPORTING OBJECTIVE
AND POLICIES FOR COORDINATING PUBLIC
SCHOOL STUDENT CAPACITY WITH
ANTICIPATED STUDENT POPULATION
DEMAND; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING FOR LOCATION OF RECORDS;
AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerks
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi-
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk
for use in Council Chambers and all 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 DEC. 28, 2007 122812


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LEGAL NOTICES


LEGAL NOTICE


LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the provi-
sions of Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as amend-
ed, a Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County Water and
Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5,
2008, beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the COUNTY COMMISSION
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 5TH FLOOR, COURTHOUSE, 315
COURT STREET, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA for the consid-
eration of and any amendments to the application of Boca Vista
Condominium Association, Inc. (DF1895-07) to maintenance
dredge 1,551 cubic yards of material from the waters of Boca
Ciega Bay at 401 150th Avenue, Madeira Beach, Florida 33708,
more specifically described as follows:

BOCA VISTA CONDO COMMON AREA (GUARD
HOUSE, CLUB HOUSE, POOL)
PARCEL ID: 09/31/15/09980/000/0001

An Administrative Hearing will be held on WEDNESDAY.
TANUARY 2, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CONFER-
ENCE ROOM, 4TH FLOOR, COURTHOUSE, 315 COURT
STREET, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA to gather information
and facts to use in formulating a staff recommendation to the
Authority.
Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be heard in
support of or objection to said application. Should individuals
wish to respond by correspondence or review the application,
please contact the Water and Navigation Section of the Department
of Environmental Management at 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 evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
IF YOU AREA 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 CERTAINASSISTANCE. WITHIN TWO
(2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS PUBLIC
HEARING NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
HUMAN RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE,
SUITE 500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062
(V/TDD).

KEN BURKE, CLERK TO THE
PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATION
CONTROL AUTHORITY
By: Cynthia N. Haumann,
Deputy Clerk
15004 DEC. 21, 28 2007 122103

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Case No. 06-5827 CI 11

RESMAE MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
v.

VERNIQUWA WORTHEN, et al.,
Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated and entered in Case No. 06-5827 CI 11 of the
Circuit Court of the 6th Judicial Circuit in and for Pinellas County,
Florida wherein ResMae Mortgage Corporation, is Plaintiff and
VERNIQUWA WORTHEN is the Defendant. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the West front door of the
Pinellas County Judicial Building, 545 1st Ave N. St. Petersburg,
Fl 33701, PINELLAS County, Florida at 11:00 o'clock a.m. on
the 24th day of 2008 the following described property as set forth
in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit

LOTS 8, 9 and 10, BLOCK F, SOUTH LAWN, According
to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 125,
of the Public Records of Pinellas County, Florida, a/k/a
4532 22nd Avenue S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711.

DATED THIS 14 day of December 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: /s/ MARIE R. WILSON
As Deputy Clerk

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SUR-
PLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROP-
ERTY OWNER AS OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.


Jennifer A. Cordero, Esq.
Joseph H. Ganguzza &
Associates, PA.
1 S.E. 3rd Avenue Suite 2150
Miami, Florida 33131
(305) 381-8220
18485 DEC. 21 28, 2007 122105
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-4465-ES-04


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION
UCN#:
522007CP002859XXESXX
REF# 07-2859-ES-03

IN RE:
ESTATE OF
JANE MONCALIERI, a/k/a
JANE E. MONCALIERI,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of JANE MONCALIERI,
a/k/a JANE E. MONCALIERI,
deceased, File Number 07-
2859-ES-03 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 repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative'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 unliq-
uidated 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 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 hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, Including
unmatured, contingent or unliq-
uidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is December 21,
2007.
Personal Representative:
WILLIAM B. MONCALIERI
1500 Michigan Ave.
Palm Harbor Fl, 34683
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
KENNETH A. SUNNE, Esq.
Sunne & Locke, PA.
1151 N.E. Cleveland Street
Clearwater, Florida 33755
727-461-3100
FBN 079400
SPN 00002942
13570 DEC. 21,28 2007 122117


IN RE: ESTATE OF:
CIRILA LEONARD EGAN,
Deceased.

The administration of the
estate of CIRILA LEONARD
EGAN whose date of death was
December 6, 2006; File
Number 07-4465-ES-4 is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Clerk of Circuit Court,
Probate Division, Pinellas
County Courthouse, 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, Florida. The
name and address 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, including un-
matured, contingent or un-liqui-
dated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION 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 hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including un-
matured, contingent or un-liqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED
The date of the first publi-
cation of this Notice is
December 21, 2007.

Personal Representative
FRANK LEONARD
6325 33rd Avenue North
St.Petersburg, FL 33710
Attorney for Personal
Representative
GUILLERMO A. RUIZ, PA.
2901 5th Avenue North
P 0. Box 12787
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-2787
(727) 321-2728
FBN 069475
SPN 00002875
17065 DEC, 21, 28, 2007 122113


LEGAL NOTICE


LEGAL NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the provi-
sions of Chapter 31182, Acts of 1955, Laws of Florida, as amend-
ed, a Public Hearing will be held by the Pinellas County Water and
Navigation Control Authority on TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 5,
2008, beginning at 9:30 A.M. in the COUNTY COMMISSION
ASSEMBLY ROOM, 5TH FLOOR, COURTHOUSE, 315
COURT STREET, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA for the consid-
eration of and any amendments to the application of Richard K.
and Deborah J. Pertile (P37581-06/Revised-A) for the construc-
tion of a 1,188 square foot private dock consisting of a 4 foot by
261 foot walkway, a 12 foot by 12 foot terminal platform and a
boat lift in the waters of Tampa Bay at the vacant lot adjacent to
2810 Phillippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. This parcel is more specif-
ically described as follows:

BEGIN AT A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF
GOVERNMENT LOT 1, 300 FEET NORTH OF
THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID
GOVERNMENT LOT 1, AND RUN NORTH
ALONG SAID EAST LINE 118 FEET MORE OR
LESS TO SHORE LINE OF OLD TAMPA BAY;
THENCE NORTH ABOUT 41 DEGREES WEST
ALONG SAID SHORE LINE TO A POINT ON
SAID SHORE LINE WHICH IS 680 FEET DUE
NORTH OF A POINT IN THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID GOVERNMENT LOT 1; THENCE RUN
DUE WEST TO THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY
LINE OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO A POINT IN
THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID RIGHT-OF-
WAY WHICH IS DUE WEST OF MEMORIAL
HIGHWAY; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG
THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID RIGHT-OF-
WAY TO A POINT WHICH IS DUE WEST OF THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE DUE EAST TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID TRACT
BEING IN GOVERNMENT LOT 1, SECTION 27,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST,
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
AND
BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
THE NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE 16
EAST, PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN
THENCE N00 17'40"E 300.00 FEET ALONG THE
QUARTER SECTION LINE FOR A POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N00 17'40"E
196,53 FEET; THENCE S4218'59"E 267.07 FEET
ALONG GOVERNMENT TRAVERSE; THENCE
N89 41'53"W 180.81 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIBED PROPERTY: COMMENCE AT A
CONCRETE MONUMENT AT THE SOUTHEAST
CORNER OF TRACT 1, ELLIOT CRILE
SUBDIVISION IN SECTION 27, TOWNSHIP 28
SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 37, PAGE
38, PUBLIC RECORDS OF PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE N8945'07"W 303.49 FEET
TO A 4" X 4" CONCRETE MONUMENT AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID TRACT 1 AND
THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO
THE NORTHEASTERLY, HAVING A RADIUS OF
604.28 FEET; THENCE FROM A TANGENT
BEARING OF S1058'32"E RUN
SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE 203.57
FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
19o18'08" TO THE END OF SAID CURVE;
THENCE
S3529'20"E 13.03 FEET ALONG THE WEST
LINE OF SAID TRACT "E" TO A 3/8 INCH IRON
ROD; THENCE S2937'07"E 47.58 FEET ALONG
SAID WEST LINE TO A 4" X 4" CONCRETE
MONUMENT AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF SAID TRACT "E" FOR A POINT OF
BEGINNING; THENCE S3016'40"E 178.03
FEET; THENCE N5654'06"E 9.89 FEET;
THENCE N3016'40"W 171.82 FEET TO THE
SOUTH LINE OF TRACT 1; THENCE
N8950'02"W 11.42 FEET ALONG SAID SOUTH
LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING
THE LANDS CONVEYED TO THE STATE OF
FLORIDA BY DEED RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK
6114, PAGE 262, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA.
LESS AND EXCEPT THE NORTH 200.00 FEET
OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PARCEL IN ITS
ENTIRETY. (PARCEL ID NUMBER:
27/28/16/00000/210/0800).

An Administrative Hearing will be held on WEDNESDAY.
TANUARY 2, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. in the CLERK'S CONFER-
TiNCET OiM ATT t nH FlOOR'ITTRTHOIT? .1 OIiTTUT


STREET. CLEARWATER. FLORIDA to gather information
and facts to use in formulating a staff recommendation to the
Authority.
Interested parties may appear at both hearings to be heard in
support of or 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 evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
IF YOU AREA PERSON WITH DISABILITY WHO NEEDS
ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS
PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU,
TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAINASSISTANCE. WITHIN TWO
(2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS PUBLIC
HEARING NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF
HUMAN RIGHTS, 400 SOUTH FORT HARRISON AVENUE,
SUITE 500, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756, (727) 464-4062
(V/TDD).
KEN BURKE, CLERK TO THE
PINELLAS COUNTY WATER AND NAVIGATION
CONTROL AUTHORITY
By: Cynthia N. Haumann, Deputy Clerk
15004 DEC. 21, 28, 2007 122104


NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(intestate)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN #:
522007CP003487XXESXX
Ref. No. 07-3487-ES4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
EDNA PEARL GREEN,
Deceased.

The administration of the
estate of Edna Pearl Green, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 315 Court Street,
Probate Division, Clearwater,
Florida 33756. The estate is
intestate. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
Any interested person on
whom a copy of the Notice of
Administration is served must
object to the qualifications of
the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of the
court, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting relief
in accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.

Personal Representative
Boise Green
2434 23rd Street South
St. Petersburg, Fl 33712
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Christopher M. Sierra, Esq,
405 Central Avenue,
Suite 100-I
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
FBN: 0977446
SPN: 002345615
(727)895-3190
(727) 895-3150 (fax)
10755 DEC. 21, 28,2007 122101


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
CASE NO. 07- 13571-FD 3

In Re The Marriage Of:
ALISON HALL,
Petitioner,

FRANK ZAPPIA,
Respondent.

To: Frank Zappia
140 Island Way, #160
Clearwater, FL 33767

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for Dissolution of
Marriage has been filed against
you Frank Zappia, 140 Island
Way, #160, Clearwater, FL, and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,
on Bridget Heptner, Petitioners'
attorney, whose address is 2560
Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Suite
250, Clearwater, Florida 33765,
on or before the 4th day of
January, 2008 and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on
Petitioners' attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
ANY PERSONS WITH A
DISABILITY REQUIRING
REASONABLE ACCOMMO-
DATIONS SHOULD CALL
(727) 464-4062 (V/TDD), NO
LATER THAN SEVEN (7)
DAYS PRIOR TO ANY PRO-
CEEDING.
WITNESS my hand and
the seal of this Court on 29 day
of November, 2007.

KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
315 Court Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756-
5192
(727) 464-3267
/s/ LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
13530 DEC 7 14 21 28 2007 120703


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE


Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a SECOND
PUBLIC HEARING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of
January 2008 at 7:30 PM. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO.
3598 6056 109th Avenue North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3598 and com-
plete legal description of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's


ANNEXATION | Anthony Sciacero-Claire L. Young
AX 7-61 6056 109th Avenue
AXP07-6 5 Pinellas Park, Florida 33782-2549

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerk's Department. 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 City
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in the event that you wish to appeal a
decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, 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 (MAG-
NIFIER) 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
DEC 28, 2007 JAN. 4 2008


10005


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-6845
Division ES-3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
PETER NESSAS
Deceased.

The administration of the
estate o was September 8, 2007,
is pending in Probate Division,
the address of which is
Peter Nessas, deceased,
whose date of death the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, Florida 33756. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal 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 THE
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December 28,
2007.

Personal Representative
Aspasia Felice Vahaviolos
7 Ridgeview Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Linda Suzzanne Griffin P.
Attorney for Aspasia
Felice Vahaviolos
Linda Suzzanne Griffin, PA.
1455 Court Street
Clearwater, Fl 33756
Telephone: (727) 449.9800
Fax: (727) 446.2748
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NOTICE OF ACTION


STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS &
TRAINING COMMISSION,
Petitioner

vs.

WINSTON S. MCCLINTOCK, Case # 24050
Respondent

TO: WINSTON S. MCCLINTOCK,
Residence Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has
been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL
PROBATION Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395,
FS., and any rules promulgated thereunder.
You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to
request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, FS. upon Michael
Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice
Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, P. 0. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on
or before February 5, 2008. Failure to do so will result in a default
being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to
Section 120.60, FS., and Rule 11B-27, FA.C.
Dated: December 5, 2007

DIRECTOR William J. Romine
CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS
AND TRAINING COMMISSION
By: /s/ Doug Culbertson, Division Representative
40705 DEC 07, 14, 21, 28, 2007 120727


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-2636-ES3
Division 3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
HELEN C. HARRER
Deceased.

The administration of the
estate of Helen G. Harrer,
deceased, whose date of death
was February 22, 2007, and
whose social security number is
050-12-3017, 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 repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative'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 hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is 12-21 2007.

Personal Representative:
Joseph E Pippen
East Bay Drive
Largo, Florida 33771
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for
Joseph F Pippen, Jr,
Law Offices of Joseph F,
Pippen, Jr.and Associates, PL
1920 East Bay Drive Largo,
FL. 33771
Telephone: (727) 586-3306
Florida Bar No. 351581
SPN:01769503
13105-2 DEC. 21, 28 2007 122112


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.:07004629FD-012
Division: FAMILY LAW

CECILIA ROCHA
Petitioner

and

ABRAHAM L. ORELLANA
Respondent.

TO: ABRAHAM L.
ORELLANA
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 CECIL-
IA ROCHA C/O WAYNE
KNIGHT ESQ., whose address
is 1277 CEDAR CENTER
DRIVE, TALLAHASSEE, FL
32301 on or before January, 11,
2008, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at 315
COURT STREET, CLEARWA-
TER, FL 33756, before service
on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in
the petition,
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these docu-
ments 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.

Dated: December 6, 2007

KEN BURKE
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, Pinellas County,
FL 33756 -5165
By: /s/ LINDA PREIATO
Deputy Clerk
11175 DFC 14 21 28 2007 TAN 4 208121401


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON ORDINANCE


Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold a SECOND PUBLIC HEARING upon the fol-
lowing ORDINANCE NO. 3596 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of January 2008 at 7:30
PM., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3596
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY
OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A CERTAIN
PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED ON
103RD AVENUE, 104TH AVENUE AND 105TH
AVENUE BETWEEN 60TH STREET AND 62ND
STREET NORTH, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS
ATTACHED HERETO IN EXHIBIT "A" AND
MADE A PART HEREOF, LYING WITHIN
SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 16
EAST, PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF THE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE CORPORATE
BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF PINELLAS
PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE
ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONING
CLASSIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES
CONFLICTING HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(NORTHFIELD MANOR ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY
AX07-58)

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerks
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi-
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk
for use in Council Chambers and all 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 DEC. 28, 2007 122813


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold a SECOND PUBLIC HEARING upon the fol-
lowing ORDINANCE NO. 3597 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of January 2008 at 7:30
PM., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3597
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY
OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A CERTAIN
PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT
12511 69TH STREET NORTH, LEGALLY
DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERETO IN
EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE A PART HEREOF,
LYING WITHIN SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF
THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
CORPORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
THE ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONING
CLASSIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES
CONFLICTING HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (BRENT J. SAFKO AND
CHRISTINA T SAFKO AX07-60)

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerks
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi-
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk
for use in Council Chambers and all 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.


10005


DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
DEC. 28. 2007 JAN. 4. 2008 122807


LEGAL NOTICE

The regular monthly meeting of the Housing Finance
Authority of Pinellas County, Florida scheduled for Tuesday,
January 8, 2008 has been CANCELLED.

RODNEY S. FISCHER, chairman
Housing Finance Authority of
Pinellas County, Florida
December 26, 2007
XXXX DEC. 28, 2007 122821



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold a SECOND PUBLIC HEARING upon the fol-
lowing ORDINANCE NO. 3598 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of January 2008 at 7:30
PM., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:


ORDINANCE NO. 3598
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY
OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A CERTAIN
PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT
6056 109TH AVENUE NORTH, LEGALLY
DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERETO IN
EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE A PART HEREOF,
LYING WITHIN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF
THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
CORPORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
THE ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONING
CLASSIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES
CONFLICTING HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(ANTHONY SCIACERO AND CLAIRE L.
YOUNG AX07-61)

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerks
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi-
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk
for use in Council Chambers and all 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
DEC. 28, 2007 JAN. 4, 2008 122809


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Friday, December 28, 2007 | PINELLAS NEWS I Page 7


LEGAL NOTICES


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

TO: ALL BRIDGE REPAIR CONTRACTORS
(PINELLAS COUNTY)
OR
ALL BRIDGE PAINTING (FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION FDOT)

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
JANUARY 31. 2008 @ 3:00 P.M. and will then and there be
opened and read aloud for the following:

Services, Labor, Materials and Equipment required for
Construction of: PARK BOULEVARD BRIDGE BASCULE
SPAN PAINTING

078-0206-C (DM)

PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

The engineering estimate for this project is $1,390,000.00
THERE WILL BE A NON MANDATORY PRE-BID CON-
FERENCE ON JANUARY 14. 2008 AT 2:00 P.M, IN PINEL-
LAS COUNTY PURCHASING DEPT., 400 SO. FT. HARRISON
AVENUE, ANNEX BLDG., 5th FLOOR CONFERENCE
ROOM, CLEARWATER, FLORIDA.
All bids for construction in excess of $100,000.00 will be con-
sidered only from bidders who have pre-qualified BRIDGE
REPAIR OR FDOT BRIDGE PAINTING type construction
with this office prior to submitting bid. Only those bids from bid-
ders who are pre-qualified with Pinellas County in the amount that
equals or exceeds their bid prior to the opening of bids will be con-
sidered.
Plans, specifications and bid forms will be available on com-
pact disc at no charge and may be obtained from Public Works
Engineering Department, Pinellas County Technical Services
Building, 440 Court Street, 4th Floor, Clearwater, Florida. Mail
requests should be addressed to, 440 Court Street, 1st Floor,
Clearwater, Florida 33756.
"PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING REA-
SONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO PARTICIPATE IN
THIS PROCEEDING/EVENT. SHOULD CALL 727/464-
4062 (VOICE/TDD) FAX 727/464-4157. NOT LATER THAN
SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING."
Further information may be obtained by contacting the
Purchasing Department, at the above address or telephone number
727/464-3311. Bid information may be obtained by visiting the
Pinellas County Purchasing Department web site www.pinellas-
county.org/purchase. Any bids received after the specified time
and date will not be considered.

RONNIE DUNCAN, JOE LAURO
Chairman CPPO/CPPB
Board of County Commissioners Director of Purchasing
15000 DEC. 28, 2007 122819

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold a SECOND PUBLIC HEARING upon the fol-
lowing ORDINANCE NO. 3595 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue,
Pinellas Park, Florida on the 10th day of January 2008 at 7:30
PM., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3595
AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY
OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A CERTAIN
PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT
6064 108TH AVENUE NORTH, LEGALLY
DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERETO IN
EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE A PART HEREOF,
LYING WITHIN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 16 EAST, PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF
THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE
CORPORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR
THE ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONING
CLASSIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL
OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES
CONFLICTING HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(ANA M. GIRALDO AND SALVATORE
PISTONE-AX07-54)

This Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerks
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, there-
fore, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for indi-
viduals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk
for use in Council Chambers and all 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 DEC. 28, 2007 JAN. 4, 2008 122806


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY COUNCIL


DATE:


January 10, 2008 7:30 PM


PLACE: Council Chambers 5141 78th
Avenue Pinellas Park, FL 33781
INFORMATION: (727) 541-0756 Dean Neal


LETTERS:

LOCATION:


City Clerk's Office
Northwest corner 110th Ave &
US Hwy 19


SUBJECT: MS 2008-13/BOA 2008-11-
CONSIDERATION OF A PRELIMINARY SITE
PLAN APPROVAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
A "HOTEL" IN THE "B-1" GENERAL
COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT WITH 71
ROOMS WHICH ABUTS RESIDENTIALLY
ZONED PROPERTY WITH WAIVERS AND
VARIANCES TO THE FOLLOWING" LAND-
SCAPE BUFFER REQUIREMENTS AND FENCE
HEIGHT AT THE ABOVE LOCATION.

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


10005


DEC.28, 2007


Diane M. Coma, MMC
CITY CLERK
122816


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 For
Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 1/10/2008, 09
7658 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recov
the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.

1G4GJ11A6HP423124 1987
JT2AE94A5N0275277 1992

AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of For
Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 1/11/2008, 09
7658 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recov
the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.

1HGEJ1238RL011180 1994
KNDUP131026274385 2002

AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of For
Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 1/12/2008, 09
7658 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recov
the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.

1FMDU32X4PUC75600 1993

AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of For
Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 1/15/2008, 09
7658 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to
713.78 of the Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recov
the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.


1C3XY56R4MD176935
1G8ZH5498NZ206556


1991 CH
1992 SATURN


DEC. 28. 2007


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY COUN


DATE:


January 10,20087:30


PLACE: Council Chambers 51
Avenue Pinellas Park,
INFORMATION: (727)541-0756 Dean


LETTERS:
LOCATION:


City Clerk's Office
4355 84th Avenue Nor


SUBJECT: CU 2007-30 CONSIDERATION C
REQUEST FOR A CONDITIONAL USE
ALLOW "DWELLINGS MULTI-FAMILY WIT
DENSITY GREATER THAN 12.5 BUT NOT
EXCEED 15 UNITS PER ACRE" IN THE "
MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.COMMERC
ZONING DISTRICT, WITH A WAIVER TO
CONDITIONAL USE REQUIREMENT
MINUMUM LOT AREA AT THE AB(
LOCATION.

Any person who decides to appeal any decision w
to any matters considered at this meeting will need a r
proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
City maintains a tape recording of all Public Hearings. I
that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or m
quately insure the verbatim record of the proceedings
you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expen
For the hearing impaired, a deaf interpreter will ber
able upon request made at least 72 hours in advance.

Diane M. Co
CIT
CITY OF PINELI
10005 DEC. 28, 2007

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON RESOLUTION

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pin
Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING upon the follow


OLUTION NO. 07-40 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas
Park, Florida on the 10th day of January 2008 at 7:30 p.m., the title
of said Resolution being as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 07-40
A RESOLUTION ASSESSING LIENS AGAINST
LANDS CLEARED BY THE CITY OF PINELLAS
PARK, FLORIDA, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 12,
ARTICLE I, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES;
PROVIDING FOR THIS RESOLUTION TO BE
FILED FOR RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF PINELLAS
COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE. (PROGRAM #212)

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

DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
10005 DEC. 28. 2007 122811


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY COUNCIL


DATE:


January 10, 2008 7:30 PM


PLACE Council Chambers 5141 78th
Avenue Pinellas Park, FL 33781
INFORMATION: (727) 541-0756 Dean Neal
LETTERS: City Clerk's Office


LOCATION:


9402 66th Street North


SUBJECT: CU 2007-31 CONSIDERATION OF A
REQUEST TO ALLOW AN "AUTOMOBILE
DEALER-USED CARS" A CONDITIONAL USE
IN THE "B-1" GENERAL COMMERCIAL
ZONING DISTRICT AT THE ABOVE LOCATION.

Any person who decides to appeal any decision with respect
to any matters considered at this meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes a
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. The
City maintains a tape recording of all Public Hearings. In the event
that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may not ade-
quately insure the verbatim record of the proceedings; therefore,
you may wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
For the hearing impaired, a deaf interpreter will be made avail-
able upon request made at least 72 hours in advance.
Diane M. Coma, MMC
CITY CLERK
10005 DEC 28, 2007 122817


eclosure of
9:00 a.m. at
subsection
ery reserves


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 07-7776-ES-4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
LESLIE LEE BALLARD,
Deceased.


The ancillary administra-
tion of the estate of LESLIE
BUICK LEE BALLARD, deceased,
TOYOTA File No. 07-7776-ES-4, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
eclosure of Pinellas County, Florida,
9:00 a.m. at Probate Division, the address of
subsection which is 315 Court Street,
ery reserves Clearwater, Florida. The names
and addresses of the ancillary
personal representative and the
HONDA personal representative's attor-
KIA ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
eclosure of SONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
9:00 a.m. at All creditors of the dece-
subsection dent and other persons having
ery reserves claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served
FORD within three months after the
date of the first publication of
eclosure of this notice must file their claims
9:00 a.m. at with this court WITHIN THE
subsection LATER OF 3 MONTHS
ery reserves AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
IRYSLER AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
HOMES ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
122820 All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
CIL ing claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent must
PM file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
41 78th THE DATE OF THE FIRST
FL 33781 PUBLICATION OF THIS
Neal NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
rth WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
)F A The date of first publication
TH A of this notice is December 21,
TO
TO 2007.
R-6"
MIAL Ancillary Personal
THE Representative:
OF JUDITH D. BUTLER
OVE 1082 Apple Creek Road
Waynesville, NC 28786
Attorney for Ancillary
with respect Personal Representative:
record of the J. RICHARD RAHTER
e that aver- Kieffer & Rahter, PA.
d includes a 6670 First Avenue South
based. The St Petersburg, Florida 33707
In the event (727) 344-5788
ay not ade- Facsimile (727) 384-2696
; therefore, Florida Bar No. 188395
use. SPN No. 00008511
made avail- 10050 DEC. 21,28,2007 122102


orna, MMC
TY CLERK
LAS PARK
122815 AMENDED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
nellas Park, PROBATE DIVISION
owing RES- File No.: 07-6457-ES4


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-7394-ES
Division 003
UCN:
522007CP007394XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALICE D. ROMERO,
Deceased.

The administration of the
estate of ALICE D. ROMERO,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 13, 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 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 THEN.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must tile their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION 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 TIE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December 21,
2007.

Co-Personal Representatives:
MARY ANN UZZI
744 Prescott Place
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
MARK ELIASSEN
61 Mountain Circle North
West Milford, New Jersey
07480
Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
ROBERT J. KELLY, ESQ.
KELLY & KELLY, LLP
605 Palm Blvd.
PO Box 1056
Dunedin, FL 34697
Telephone: (727) 733-0468
Fax: (727) 733-0469
Florida Bar No. 238414
SPN 60372
10250-2 DEC. 21, 28 2007 122108


IN RE: ESTATE OF
STEVEN FABIO DIEZ,
Deceased.


The administration of the
estate of Steven Fabio Diez,
deceased, whose date of death
was July 8, 2007 and
whose Social Security Number
is 039-50-1450, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Florida 33756-5165. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's 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 hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December 21,
2007.

Personal Representative:
ROBERT KRUPA
840 Glades Court N.E.
St. Petersburg. Florida 33702
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JOHN E.M. ELLIS
Ellis & Bradley
P.O. Box 356
St. Petersburg,
Florida 33731-0356
Telephone: 727/822-3929
Florida Bar No. 0022486
SPN 00041319
12050 DEC. 21, 28, 2007 121413


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR THE
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case NO: 07-8054-ES-4

IN RE:DONNA NATALE
WILLIAMS, as beneficiary of
the JOSEPHINE ELLEN
NATALE TRUST created
under LAST WILL,
Dated March 4, 1982,
Petitioner,
v.

DENNIS ANTHONY
NATALE, JR., as Trustee,
Respondent.

TO: DENNIS ANTHONY
NATALE, JR.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action to remove trustee,
DENNIS ANTHONY
NATALE, JR.: has been filed
against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
C. Bryant Boydstun, Jr., Fisher
& Sauls, PA., the plaintiffs
attorneys, whose address is City
Center Building, Suite 701, 100
Second Avenue South, St.
Petersburg, FL 33701, on or
before 28 days from the date of
the first publication of this
notice or January 11, 2008, and
file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before serv-
ice on plaintiffs attorneys or
immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered
against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or
petition.

DATED on December 11, 2007

KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Sherri A. Mayr
Deputy Clerk
10260 DEC 14,21,28,2007, JAN 4,
2008 121426


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2007: The year,



through our eyes


YEAR I From Page 1




March


With 260 miles of shore-
line, St. Petersburg faces a
tough job to clean its coastal
estuaries, bays and beaches.
An organization of environ-
mentally concerned citizens
stepped forward to help the
city clean its waterways by
launching a specially de-
signed vessel dedicated to
steward the city's shoreline.
During a press confer-
ence at St. Petersburg's De-
mens Landing, the Green Ar-
mada launched the Miss Mia,
flying the Spirit of the City of
St. Petersburg flag.
The Miss Mia is a 24-
foot scow modified to safely
and effectively collect debris
and trash in shallow waters.
The specialized vessel will
patrol St. Petersburg's pub-
licly-owned waterfront areas
removing and disposing of an
estimated eight tons of debris
each month. Green Armada
Foundation, Inc. said that the
Miss Mia will be on the water
a minimum of five days a
week.



April


The University of South
Florida Students In Free En-
terprise (SIFE) team was
named Regional Champion at
this year's SIFE USA Re-
gional Competition April 2.
As winners of the re-
gional competition, the team
advances to the national com-
petition in May in Dallas.
They will compete against all
of the regional champions
from the 17 regions around
the country for the opportu-
nity to represent the United
States at the SIFE World Cup
in New York City in October.
SIFE is an international non-
profit organization active on
over 1400 university cam-
puses in more than 40 coun-
tries. SIFE Teams create eco-
nomic opportunities in their
communities by organizing
outreach projects that teach
market economics, entrepre-
neurship, success skills, fi-
nancial literacy and business
ethics.


Former St. Petersburg Catholic
quarterback and Florida State
star Chris Davis signs a
football in May. He was drafted
by the NFL's Tennessee Titans.




May A


Chris Davis's skills on
the football field as a St. Pe-
tersburg Catholic High
School quarterback were un-
deniable. But Davis could be
a quite a cut-up during prac-
tices, many times prompting
head coach Dan Mancuso to
yell, "Davis! Quit screwing
around!"
Luckily, Davis heeded
those words of advice and is
being rewarded. He was se-
lected by the Tennessee Ti-
tans as a fourth round draft
pick from Florida State,
where he was an all-star wide
receiver.
The SI,. 'iti,. News said
Davis is a "shifty runner who
can also return kicks," but re-
garded him as "more of a slot


June


Despite a wind and rain
dominated weekend, "A Taste of
Pinellas" was still a success.
The weekend of June 2-3,
Vinoy Park was awakened with
the rhythmic sounds of jazz,
classic rock, southern rock, and
eccentric funk. Many of the
bands scheduled to play backed
out due to the unpredictable
weather.
The event is put on annually
by All Childrens Hospital. This
year's profits will be used jointly
with the All Children's Telethon
earnings, to finish building the
new All Children's Hospital.



July


Airports have it. So do many
Starbucks stores, and even some
McDonald's franchises. Treasure
Island's wireless network is up
and running.
"It's the future," Mark San-
tos, Director of Information
Teclii1d ,h1 for the City of
Treasure Island. Santos said that
the city wanted to give residents,
tourists, and businesses another
Internet access option.
About 7,450 people live in
Treasure Island, but tourists from
across the globe flood the beach
community during season.
Many bring their laptops.



August


As of the fall semester, all
incoming freshmen at the Uni-
versity of South Florida and the
University of Tampa must partic-
ipate in an online alcohol aware-
ness program. This two-part on-
line course is designed to get
students to think about drinking
situations. The test is for every-
one regardless of whether they
drink, do not drink or plan to
drink.



October


Seventeen Pinellas County
school bus drivers with perfect
records for at least 10 years were
honored during National School
Bus Safety Week.



November

As cities annex unincorpo-
rated land in the Lealman fire
district, a task force recom-
mended, the district and the an-
nexing city must agree on who
provides fire protection.
On a 3-1 vote, the task
force's recommendations were
handed to Pinellas County's state
legislative delegation for action.
Under existing law, which
expires Jan. 1, cities annexing
property in Lealman including
St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park,
Kenneth City and Seminole -
must pay the Lealman fire dis-
trict the district's fire tax. The
task force was instructed by the
state legislature to decide
whether the sunset provision in
the five-year law should be re-
pealed.



December


Nearly 80 years ago, St. Pe-
tersburg's city council was told
of the importance of a passenger
terminal to Albert Whitted Air-
port and to the city's future
growth.
It was a "long time coming,"
airport advisory committee
Chairman Jack Tunstill said, but
the city dedicated the $4 million
Albert Whitted Intermodal Gen-
eral Aviation Center.
"It's not a place for rich
boys to hang out," Tunstill said.
"It's for the pilots and it's for the
community to come down."


Originally bid in 1999, the
project was postponed after costs
exceeded available funds.








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plunk down good money to
buy and read.
Another politician with
some sort of sexual ambiguity.
We expect shenanigans like
Larry Craig's and Mark Fo-
ley's from Democrats, except
that Democrats are out in the
open about it and everyone ex-
pects it from them. (Think of
Barney Frank.)
No more "High School
Musical" movies. It's not just
that Disney movies are
smarmy, the HSM franchise -
they put out No. 2 this year is
highly predictable, horribly
sanitized and ICK! just plain
dripping with smarm.
A total collapse of the
American economy. First, we
get off the gold standard, then
we start speculating on paper,
then we start lending hundreds
of millions of dollars to home
buyers who can't afford $500


for a down payment. Now that
THAT's collapsed, credit cards
are going the same way. The
suckhole has opened wider -
as bankers and lenders sought
the quick buck, they turned a
blind eye to what the future
would bring.
Hillary Clinton elected
president.
In the unlikely event No.
10 happens, or even if it
doesn't, maybe come January
2009 someone in the press can
ask Hillary how her new year's
resolutions went. Then again,
she probably has enough expe-
rience punching people in the
nose. Do we really need her
having the nuclear button, too?
Maybe she can guest-star
in the next "High School Musi-
cal." Boy, that'll get the kid-
dies to tune in.
Douglas E. Jessmer is the
visuals editor of the Pinellas
News. E-mail him at
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Consumers seem shaky

on big-ticket purchases


CONFIDENCE I From Page 1

other component, perceptions of
personal finances now compared
with a year ago fell six points to
64, its lowest reading since De-
cember 1991.
Two components rose slightly.
Perceptions of U.S. economic
conditions during the next year
rose two points to 64, although
the November level of 62 was
among the lowest in years. Ex-
pectations of personal finances a
year from now actually rose a
point to 87. Perceptions of U.S.
economic conditions during the
next five years remained flat at
79.
"Despite the strong showing
immediately following Thanks-
giving, retailers are reporting rel-
atively weak holiday sales since
then," McCarty said. "As has
been the case for the past several
months, the main drivers of con-
sumers' increasingly pessimistic
outlook is housing, the stock mar-
ket and to a lesser extent, the rise


in prices, particularly gas prices."
While gasoline prices have de-
clined some in December, they
remain above $3 a gallon, and
the stock market, which has been
extremely volatile during the past
six months, is currently down
nearly 1,000 points from its all-
time high, McCarty said. But
housing is the biggest culprit, he
said.
"Everyone now recognizes the
excesses of the housing market
over the past three years, and the
extent to which the problems
have spread throughout the U.S.
and global economies through
mortgage-backed securities" Mc-
Carty said.
With the large stock of hous-
ing inventory, and some prospec-
tive buyers waiting for prices to
drop to their lowest levels, the
question remains when prices
will hit bottom, he said.
The most positive scenario
calls for prices not to drop much
lower than they are already, he
said.


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RECIPE OF THE WEEK


Champagne Punch

r -, Instructions I
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1. In a bowl combine the triple
-sec, the brandy, the
-ApChambord, and the I
S pineapple juice and chill
the mixture, covered, for
at least 4 hours or I
overnight. I
2. In a large punch bowl com-
bine the triple sec mix-
ture, the ginger ale, and
the Champagne and add
ice cubes.


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IIngredients Yield: about 16 cups
Ingredients

1 cup triple sec 1 cup brandy
1/2 cup Chambord 1 quart chilled ginger ale
I 2 cups unsweetened 2 chilled (750-ml)
pineapple juice bottles dry Champagne
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