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FRIDAY February 15, 2008


PINEL a E



Rays, Jays training starts today; Phillies under way


uouglas E. Jessmer/Hinellas News


ELECTION


Vote


early,


often


Pinellas residents now face four more count
'em elections this year; one yet to be scheduled

By DOUGLAS E. JESSMER I The Pinellas News
Voters across Pinellas County will have plenty of practice touching screens and filling ballots this year. Four
elections across Pinellas County are already slated, and a fifth a special election to fill a vacant state House
seat has yet to be scheduled.


The first was the Jan. 29 presi-
dential preference primary, which
was moved from Florida's traditional
March date. The March 11 date re-
mains an election day, and voters in
12 municipalities and one fire dis-



Jan. 29


March 11
Municipal elections




Aug. 26
County primary election


Nov. 4
General election


trict will decide on candidates and
referenda.
"It's always been the second Tues-
day in March," spokeswoman Nancy
Whitlock of the county's elections
office said.

* Presidential preference primary
(GOP elects delegates, Democrats
do not)

* Belleair charter amendments
* Belleair Bluffs charter
amendments
* Dunedin commission and charter
amendments
* Indian Rocks Beach mayor and
commissioner

* Clerk of the circuit court
* Property appraiser
* Sheriff
* Supervisor of elections

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0 U.S. House members just
0 State senators (odd- U D
numbered districts) judge
0 State representatives U C
0 County offices Co


On Aug. 26, voters will return to
the polls for the county's primary
election, when voters in each party
will choose their candidates for the
Nov. 4 general election. Municipal
elections for Largo and St. Peters-

Clearwater mayor
Safety Harbor city commission
Gulfport city council

Indian Shores city council
Madeira Beach mayor,
commission
Pinellas Park mayor and city
council
St. Pete Beach mayor,
commission and referendum

Tax collector
Three county commission seats
Three county school board seats
Judge of the county court

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burg are also on the November ballot.
Voters in southeast St. Petersburg
will decide who will succeed former
Rep. Frank Peterman Jr.
See ELECTION I Page 2

Redington Shores referendums
South Pasadena referendums


0 Seminole council
0 South Pasadena commission
0 Tarpon Springs commission and
referendum
0 Treasure Island commissioners
0 Tax referendum for the Pinellas
Suncoast Fire and Rescue District

* Palm Harbor Fire Control District
commission seat 5
* East Lake Tarpon Fire Control
District commission seat 3


date set
cial election to replace state Rep.
Peterman Jr., who was appointed to
office. More on Page 3.


St. Pete Beach gets first crack at new voting machines


Pinellas News Staff Report
CLEARWATER- Voters who
cast ballots on the March 11 St. Pete
Beach municipal election will cast
paper ballots, Pinellas County Su-
pervisor of Elections Deborah Clark
announced.


The ballots will be processed
through the county's new optical
scan voting system.
All other March 11 elections will
be conducted on the touch screen
voting system. These elections in-
clude Belleair, Belleair Bluffs,
Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, In-


dian Shores, Madeira Beach, Pinellas
Park, Seminole, South Pasadena, Tar-
pon Springs and Treasure Island, as
well as the Pinellas Suncoast Fire &
Rescue District.
The county purchased the new op-
tical scan voting system to comply
with new state statutes requiring that


all Florida voters use optical scan pa-
per ballots beginning July 1, 2008.
"We're excited about the opportu-
nity to use the new optical scan
equipment on a smaller scale first,"
Clark said.
See BALLOTS I Page 2


Update set

on Palm

Harbor

town bill

Coalition steps closer
to ballot referendum
Pinellas News Staff Report
ST. PETERSBURG As a plan to incorporate
Palm Harbor works its way toward the November
ballot, the coalition driving the legislation in Talla-
hassee plans to step back and discuss where things
stand.
Thursday's informational session, members of
the Greater Palm Harbor Community Coalition say,
is not a debate on incorporation. Once the town
charter and feasibility study have been scrutinized by
legislators and finalized, the coalition says it will
hold debates.
More than 40 residents volunteered to meet
weekly and address the feasibility of incorporation
and how the town's government would work. Those
volunteers will be at the 7 p.m. meeting to explain
the proposed charter and feasibility study, findings
on the proposed town budget, and to field questions.
The meeting will be in the Palm Harbor Community
Center, 1500 16th St.
The volunteers will also discuss how the plan af-
fects Palm Harbor and other areas the coalition seeks
to embrace, including Ozona, Crystal Beach and
East Lake.
See TOWN I Page 4


Boil order in place
after St. Pete Beach
water main break

Pinellas News Staff Report
ST. PETE BEACH A mandatory boil-water
warning is in place until noon today for some St. Pete
Beach residents, after a 4-inch water main break
was discovered around noon Wednesday.
Pinellas County Utilities says the break was at
75th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. Water was dis-
connected to 45 service connections while repairs
were made.
A mandatory boil-water warning was issued for
single- and multi-family units and commercial es-
tablishments in the immediate area. The mandatory
boil-water warning will be in effect either until today
or until satisfactory analytical results confirm that the
water is safe to drink.
Customers were notified of the advisory with
door hangers, and will be notified when the boil wa-
ter warning is rescinded.
For more information, call Pinellas County Util-
ities Customer Service at 727-464-4000.


Vol. 26, No. 7 I One section, eight pages
INSIDE
Events Calendar ....................... 2
Legal Notices ........................... 6
Classifieds .................................. 8


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Few braved
the storms
Wednesday morning on
Clearwater Beach found one lone
family enjoying the Gulf waters.
Rain earlier this week was capped
with tornado warnings across the
region. Weather forecast below.




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EVENT CALENDAR

Today
THIRD FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES Main Street in Safety Harbor will
close at 6 p.m. for pedestrian traffic only, as the music series brings
a band to the city's Downtown gazebo. Exhibits and vendors will
line the street.

Saturday, Feb. 16
SAN GENNARO FESTA Come stomp grapes at Clearwater's
Coachman Park during the fifth-annual event from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. A
$4 donation is suggested. The festival, which celebrates Italian
culture through music, food, family activities, a car show and
artisans, will feature 1960s rockers The Buckinghams, known for
their hits "Kind of a Drag" and "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our
Song." For information: 727-562-4700, www.sangennarofesta.com.
BLACK HISTORY EXTRAVAGANZA At the Safety Harbor Community
Center, 6:30-9 p.m.
WINTERFEST ON THE ROCKS A family-oriented, community event
benefiting Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 1st St., Indian Rocks
Beach. At 10 a.m., a patriotic children's parade from the Campalong
Baseball Field at 15th Avenue and 1st Street will proceed to the
church grounds. Other events include a pet costume contest,
entertainment from belly dancers, cloggers and a dance studio, and
a $1,000 grand-prize drawing. For information: 727-595-2374 or
www.calvaryirb.org.

Sunday, Feb. 17
OPERA IN THE PARK (PINELLAS PARK, THAT IS) A concert by the
Matinee Opera Players will be at 3 p.m. in the new Pinellas Park
Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
Singers will perform selections from operas, Broadway musicals
and more. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $12 per
person for groups of 10 or more. For information: 727-518-4576.
SAN GENNARO FESTA Come stomp grapes at Clearwater's
Coachman Park during the fifth-annual event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A
$4 donation is suggested. The festival, which celebrates Italian
culture through music, food, family activities, a car show and
artisans, will feature 1960s rockers The Buckinghams, known for
their hits "Kind of a Drag" and "Hey Baby, They're Playing Our
Song." For information: 727-562-4700, www.sangennarofesta.com.

Monday, Feb. 18
GULFPORT SENIOR CITIZENS ADVISORY BOARD Meets at 10 a.m.
in the city library.
SAFETY HARBOR CITY COMMISSION Will meet at 7:30 p.m. in City
Hall, 750 Main St.

Tuesday, Feb. 19
BUSINESS ASSISTANCE CENTER Palm Harbor Library's Business
Assistance Center, open 1-3 p.m., assists the area's business and
entrepreneurial community. It provides information, assistance and
advocacy to facilitate and advance the business development
process through print media, electronic resources and training. The
library is at 2330 Nebraska Ave.
GULFPOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE Will meet at
5:30 p.m. in the city historical museum.
GULFPORT CITY COUNCIL Will meet at 7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 25
WATERFRONT REDEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD Will meet at 6
p.m. in the Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 26
BUSINESS ASSISTANCE CENTER Palm Harbor Library's Business
Assistance Center, open 1-3 p.m., assists the area's business and
entrepreneurial community. It provides information, assistance and
advocacy to facilitate and advance the business development
process through print media, electronic resources and training. The
library is at 2330 Nebraska Ave.

Saturday, March 1
"INTRODUCTION TO MACROBIOTICS" With Debby DeGraaff at
11am at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Learn
how to eat this health giving diet with these basics: miso soup,
brown rice and an arame vegetable saute.

Sunday, March 2
A DAY AT THE RACES The Florida Gulf Chapter of Eastern Air Lines
Silverliners International will hold its annual "A Day at the Races" in
the private party suite at Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track
Road, beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets are $40 and include a program,
admittance to the suite, and a buffet lunch. There will be door prizes
and a raffle for theme based baskets. Proceeds will benefit The
Haven, a domestic abuse shelter in Clearwater. To obtain tickets:
Marilyn Livengood, 727-726-2061.


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Visuals Editor/Staff Writer
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Staff Writer
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Accounting Clerk
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Circulation and Distribution


On the Web: www.pinellas-news.com
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The liability of the publisher for any error or omission for which it may be held legally
responsible shall not exceed the cost of the space occupied by such advertisement.
Opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the Pinellas News or its owner.


IN FOCUS




The state of our




water supply


T he Southwest Florida Water Management LEW L
District studies each week the levels of aquifers *.t
which are underground layers of rock and sand RUS
that hold water and rainfall across the regions of the MTER LAKE
district. Here's a look at the latest available figures. ERNANDO

Aquifer levels (Measured in feet from average norms) .


North -0.41 -0.35 -0.76 0 to 4
Central 1.59 1.50 2.88 0 to6
South 0.63 0.64 4.81 0 to 8 ANDS

Rainfall levels (Measured in inches) A
TTE

North 0.05 3.05 3.94 2.72
Central 0.08 2.96 4.16 2.45
South 0.01 2.67 2.44 2.24

Historic rainfall levels (Measured in inches)


North 45.43 38.73 58.85 62.50 53.95 59.50 43.17 53.55
Central 41.44 43.13 51.62 68.52 53.86 64.75 43.21 52.56 .*
South 38.53 42.28 61.65 62.65 55.61 60.47 49.26 52.50 ,

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Emergency radio a lifesaver


CLEARWATER -- The last
two weeks of February and the
first two of March are statisti-
cally the deadliest time for tor-
nadoes in the Sunshine State, ac-
cording to the state's Division of
Emergency Management.
Residents can protect them-
selves from this threat by utiliz-
ing the early warning system
provided by the Emergency Alert
System and All-Hazard Warn-
ings. Should hazardous weather
approach, this nationwide sys-
tem gives the earliest warning
directly from the National
Weather Service office in
Ruskin, transmitted over emer-
gency weather alert radios.
These radios can be found at
most major retailers.
Additionally, residents are en-
couraged to assemble a survival
kit should services be interrupted
by violent weather, hazardous
materials incidents or other po-
tential disasters. Some of those
items include:
Drinking water (one gal-


Pinellas County photo
An emergency weather alert radio, like the one above, will prove vital to protect residents during any weather
emergency. The radios are available at most major retailers.


Ion per person per day for a min-
imum of three days)
Non-perishable food
Flashlight


First aid kit
Prescription medications
For more information on
emergency preparedness, visit


Political scientist: Multiple elections 'a

good thing to get people involved'


See ELECTION I Page 4

Peterman, D-St. Petersburg,
was appointed by Gov. Charlie
Crist to lead the state Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice.
Crist, a Republican, has not
announced when the special
election will be held.
And two different voting ma-
chines will be used this year -
touchscreen voting will be used
through the March election.
Voters in St. Pete Beach,
however, will use the optical
scan machines in March that are
mandated for use statewide be-

ginning with the August elec-
tion.
Whitlock said it's "a chance


to use the equipment on a
smaller scale before we use it
countywide."
The number of elections is a
chance to increase voter partici-
pation, one political scientist be-
lieves.
"My initial reaction is 'why
not more?'," Dr. Judithanne
Scourfield McLauchlan, a pro-
fessor at the University of South
Florida-St. Petersburg said. "It's
a good thing to get people in-
volved in the process."
McLauchlan said the smaller,
more numerous elections are a
good opportunity for voters to
more closely scrutinize candi-
dates and issues that would be
buried in much larger, consoli-


dated ballots.
Some states, she said, don't
allow municipal and federal
elections on the same day, which
is a way to separate local races
from national trends and influ-
ence.
But the larger ballots are also
not as "user-friendly" to voters,
she said.
On the longer ballots, she
said, issues and decisions at the
bottom of a longer ballot may
get ignored.
Local elected officials' races
are very important, she said,
adding that for them to get vot-
ers' attention, "they need to be
pulled out and sequestered from
the rest of the process."


Pinellas County's Emergency
Management's website at
www.pinellascounty.org/emer-
gency.



Beach town
gets new
machines first

See BALLOTS I Page 4
"Our poll worker trainers will
serve as poll workers for the St.
Pete Beach election, which will
help equip them for training other
poll workers before the new sys-
tem is used countywide during
the August 26 primary election,"
Clark said.
Registered voters residing in
St. Pete Beach will receive pa-
per ballots. Voters will use a
black pen to fill in the ovals to
the left of each candidate or is-
sue of their choice.
Residents voting during
early voting or on Election Day
will insert their voted ballots
into a digital scanner.


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Friday, February 15, 2008 I PINELLAS NEWS I Page 3


SDOUGLAS
E. JESSMER




Pinellas News


Animals

come with

warranties?

Believe it

That new-cat warranty
sure came in handy this
week.
Nope, that's not a typo. I re-
ally mean new CAT warranty.
This past Monday, my more-
than-girlfriend-but-less-than-
wife, Angie, and I got a three-
month-old kitten. And we
weren't even in the market.
Angie's mom got a beagle, a
rather excitable dog she picked
up at the county's animal shelter,
over on Ulmerton Road. She
brought the dog to our house in
Not Quite Safety Harbor But
Definitely Not Clearwater right
after she adopted it. And after re-
alizing she needed to get this dog
a collar, a bed and all the things
a new dog needs, we all went to-
gether to the nearest big-box pet
store.
Once we got there, I swore
I'd just walk over to the office
supply store next door. I'm not a
dog person, never have been and
probably never will be. Never
mind that we have two small
lhasa apso-shih tzu mixes in the
house, dogs I've nicknamed
O'Cedar and Swiffer because
they look more like something
you clean the house with, only
with legs. Oh, and they pant and
smell bad sometimes, too.
We brought this beagle,
which by this time has been
named Molly, into the store. This
big-box chain encourages pet
owners to bring their animals in,
and it was convenient for trying
collars on.
On the way to the checkout
- with a cart full of dog, dog
food, dog collar, dog toy and dog
bed one of our two girls, a
spunky little 9-year-old redhead
named Kelli, asked if she could
go see the live birds. Angie said
it was OK, and she took off. A
minute later, or so, I followed,
then started wondering where the
dogs and cats were.
In the front of the store,
there's a walled-off area where
the county animal shelter that
very same shelter from which
Angie's mom got her dog -
keeps a few animals for in-store
adoption.
There was a year-old cat
with a surly attitude, a three-
year-old gray cat that did nothing
but sleep and a three-month-old
short-haired kitten, a black kitten
with a little blaze of white on its
neck and orange eyes. It licked
and playfully bit Kelli's and my
fingers affectionately. Kelli was
taken with it, and I was warming
up to the idea.
"Can we take him home?
Please?" Kelli said. "Not if you
take care of it the way you do the
guinea pig," I said back, earning
a scowl.
Shortly thereafter, Angie
came over to where we were,
and Kelli pleaded. Angie's re-
sponse? "It's up to Doug."
Great. Now I get to be the
spoiler. The only problem was, I
was warming up to this kitten.
When one of the store employees
let us take it from its cage, Kelli
and I were both hooked.
In a moment of weakness, I
said "yes."
Angie immediately got a
shopping cart and picked up
food, litter, a litter box and toys,
and signed for the kitten. And
apparently named it: Midnight.


I hadn't thought of a name,
but agreed hastily, "yeah, Mid-
night's fine." In hindsight, I
might have suggested "Jet," for
jet black, but also because since I
play Air Force on the weekends,
well, there's an aviation connec-
tion. And I think this cat has
latched itself onto me. When he
sees me, he purrs.
See CAT I Page 5


St. Pete legislator tapped


for juvenile justice post


Governor names Peterman,

who directs development

at a youth program in the city


Pinellas News Staff Report

ST. PETERSBURG Gov.
Charlie Crist appointed state
Rep. Frank Peterman Jr., D-St.
Petersburg, late last week to
serve as Secretary of the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice.
"Rep. Peterman's dedication
to improving the lives of young
people is evident from his 23-
year track record of juvenile
services work," Crist said. "His
six years on the House Juvenile
Justice Committee give him a
unique perspective on how to
continue the improvements we
are making in Florida's juvenile
justice system."
Elected to the state House of
Representatives in 2000, Peter-

man also serves as senior pastor
of The Rock of Jesus Missionary
Baptist Church in St. Petersburg
since 2002, and as director of de-
velopment for Juvenile Services
Program Inc. of Clearwatersince
1988. Before being elected to
the Legislature, he was a St. Pe-
tersburg city councilman, begin-
ning in 1997.
"This opportunity is a won-
derful way to express the depart-
ment's commitment to Florida's
children and young people," Pe-
terman said. "Our devotion to the
longevity of implementing pre-
vention programs will have a last-
ing impact throughout our state,
and the Blueprint Commission's
report provides a great roadmap
for the work ahead of us."


Peterman's juvenile justice
experience includes establishing
a mentoring program for
African-American male youth
through the Urban League of
Pinellas County and securing
funding and staffing for Blacks
Against Dangerous Drugs
(BADD). He also served as a
juvenile services counselor and
was a parole and probation
trainee.
A 1985 graduate of More-
house College in Atlanta, Peter-
man replaces Walter A. McNeil,
who was appointed by Crist last
month to lead the state Depart-
ment of Corrections.
Jennifer Parker, general coun-
sel of the Department of Juvenile
Justice since 2003, will serve as
interim secretary during Peter-
man's transition.
Parker has worked at DJJ for
15 years, beginning as a sen-
ior/regional attorney in 1993
and becoming the chief of
delinquency in 1996, supervis-
ing 11 attorneys throughout the
state.
Crist announced the appoint-
ment during a visit to the Dr.
Carter G. Woodson African-
American Museum with students
of the Yvonne C. Reed Christian
School.
The Department of Juvenile
Justice is responsible for provid-
ing strong prevention and early
intervention services for at-risk
youth and minor offenders. A
balanced approach also must


State Rep. Frank Peterman Jr.
CITY OF RESIDENCE: St. Petersburg
OCCUPATION: Director of Development for
Juvenile Services Programs of St.
Petersburg. Is also senior pastor of the Rock
of Jesus Missionary Baptist Church, St.
Petersburg.
FAMILY: Married to June; three children,
Sydnee P., Frank W. Ill, Jordan A., Taffrey Peterman
EDUCATION: Morehouse College, bachelor's
degree, 1985; attended Dallas Theological
Seminary Master of Biblical Studies program
BORN: June 25,1962, in St. Petersburg
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Elected to the House in 2000,
reelected subsequently
OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE: St. Petersburg/Clearwater
Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors; St.
Petersburg Co-Sponsored Events Subcommittee, past
chairman 1999-2000; St. Petersburg City Council 1997-2000;
Pinellas County Housing Authority commissioner 1992-1998;
Federal Task Force appointment 1997
AFFILIATIONS: Enterprise Zone Development Agency, vice
chairman 1997-2000; Enoch Davis Advisory Board, past
member 2000; YWCA Board 1995; Leadership St. Pete, 1988
graduate; Community Alliance, 1987; Pinellas County Urban
League, 1987; Blacks Against Dangerous Drugs; Mahaffey
Theater Foundation Board; Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; St.
Petersburg YMCA Board Member
HIGHLIGHTS: St. Petersburg City Council, Service Award
2000; James B. Sanderlin Community Service Award 1999;
Nation of Islam, Community Service Award 1999; Pinellas
County Urban League, Government Award 1999; Sigma
Gamma Rho, Community Service Award 1998


supply opportunities for rehabil-
itation for the more serious juve-
nile offender. The mission of the
Florida Department of Juvenile
Justice is to protect the public by
reducing juvenile crime and
delinquency in Florida.
Last year, McNeil appointed a
25-member blueprint commis-
sion to receive input from the
public and a variety of stake-


holders about reforming
Florida's juvenile justice sys-
tem. Earlier this week, the com-
mission presented their recom-
mendations to the Governor and
the Florida Legislature.
Titled "Getting Smart About
Juvenile Justice in Florida," the
report will drive future decisions
on systematic improvements to
the juvenile justice system.


What does your boat's


name say about you?


ALEXANDRIA, Va.

B oat names can reveal much about the personality, lifestyle, passions or experiences
of a boat owner. For 2007, the Boat Owners Association of the United States list
of Top 10 Most Popular Boat Names is particularly revealing.

1. Black Pearl 6. Knot on Call
The name of a fast, stealthy and intimidating fictional ship Perhaps named by a boater in a professional field or
from the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean films, a industry with non-traditional work hours, this boat name
recreational boat with this moniker was probably named affirms a desire break away from work pressures. "-
by the kids.
7. Second Chance
2. Liberty See #3, Second Wind.
A patriotic name that first appeared on the Top Ten List
just after 9-11, the owner of this vessel is clearly 8. Wanderlust
passionate about the freedoms enjoyed in the U.S. Defined as "A very strong or irresistible impulse to travel,"
this boat owner clearly has a passion to cruise and
3. Second Wind explore the waterways.


Perhaps this boat owner has had a life changing
experience and feels that their boat now gives them a
second lease on life.

4. Amazing Grace
It could be that this boat name borrowed from a hymn
provides the boat owner with a new spiritual outlet.

5. Aquaholic
This name illustrates a boater's chronic love for the
waterways. This boat is probably the first one out of the
slip in the morning and the last in at the end of the day.


9. The Dog House
Being in one (Dog House) isn't necessarily bad for this
boat owner as their vessel likely provides a "walled-off"
escape away from the distractions of everyday life.

10. Carpe Diem or Seas the Day
This boat owner likely believes that boating allows them
to enjoy life at its fullest.


BRIEFS

Pinellas County offices
closed Monday
Pinellas County offices will
close to the public Monday,
Feb. 18, Presidents Day. Em-
ployees will report to work for
in-service activities.
In-service training will also
be conducted for judges and
court staff, and the courts of
Pinellas and Pasco counties
will not be in session, except
for emergency situations.
All county operations will
resume regular business on
Tuesday, Feb. 19.


St. Petersburg Clinic
has 'battle of minds'
St. Petersburg Free Clinic
will be holding the sixth an-
nual Battle of the Minds on
Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Caril-
lon Park Hilton to raise funds
for the Free Clinic's five essen-
tial programs.
Battle of the Minds is a
trivia challenge game where
teams of eight compete for the
coveted Mastermind Cup. Joe
Bourdow, President of Valpak,
is this year's game show host.
There will be silent and live
auctions with Blake Kennedy,
of Kennedy Bros. Appraisals,
as the auctioneer and event em-
cee. Mary Wyatt Allen is chair
of the planning committee.
This year's Mastermind
Sponsor is Terry Loebel,
founder of Valpak, who has do-
nated $50,000 to St. Petersburg
Free Clinic.
Tickets are $125 each. Call
Rebecca Russell-Gootee at
821-1200, ext. 114 for more in-
formation.
The St. Petersburg Free
Clinic is located at 863 3rd
Ave. N., and provides tempo-
rary assistance for families and
individuals in need of the ba-
sics of food, shelter, health
care, limited financial assis-
tance and referral information.


St. Pete Jazz weekend
on tap for March
The EMIT series, Silverberg
Foundation, Palladium Theater,
St. Petersburg College and Car-
rey, Whitaker O'Malley &
Manson, P.A. are presenting a
three-day jazz festival March
28-30 at the Palladium Theater.
Festival programming in-
cludes:
Jazz On The Edge, March
28, 2 p.m., with the Sam Rivers
Quartet & Infinite Groove Or-
chestra
Jazz Straight Ahead,
March 29 at 8 p.m., with the
John Allred Quintet
Quente/Caliente! Latin
Jazz from Cuba & Brazil,
March 30 at 3 p.m. with
Manigua & 0 Som Do Jazz
Jammin' at the Side Door,
March 30 at 5:30 p.m., an open
jazz jam session at the Palla-
dium side door
The Palladium Theater is lo-
cated at 253 5th Ave. N., St.
Petersburg. Admission is $12
general admission per event.
Students and 62-older are $10.
Children 12 and younger are
$5. Jammin' at the Side Door
admission is $8.
Call (727) 822-3590 or or-
der online at www.mypalla-
dium.org/.

Clearwater detective
promoted to sergeant
Clearwater Police Sgt.
Laura Spelman was promoted
from the rank of detective.
Spelman is a 14-year Clear-
water police veteran.
Before her promotion, she
served as a detective in the
Criminal Investigations Divi-


sion working in both the Rob-
bery/Homicide and the Crimes
Against Children and Families
Units.
Spelman was also a hostage
negotiator for the Special
Weapons & Tactics Team
(SWAT) for three years.
Spelman will be assigned to
the patrol division. Her promo-
tion takes effect Feb. 16.




Page 4 I PINELLAS NEWS I Friday, February 15, 2008


ROBERT M.
POTTER




Pinellas News


Getting

around the

legislature

is easy to do
Need something changed
in the Florida
Constitution and don't
want to wait for the Legislature?
Try the Taxation and Budget
Reform Commission.
The TBRC, established by
constitutional amendment in
1988, met for the first time in
1990. Its stated purpose is "to
examine the state budgetary
process, the revenue needs and
the expenditure processes of the
state, the appropriateness of the
state's tax structure; governmen-
tal productivity and efficiency;
and review the ability of state
and local government to tax and
adequately fund governmental
operations and capital facilities,
with full authority to place con-
stitutional amendments (consti-
tutional proposals) on the elec-
tion ballot without legislative
approval."
The translation of that state-
ment is that if two-thirds of the
commission that's 17 of 25
members agree, they have the
unique power to change every
Floridian's life forever outside of
the traditional legislature
process. That, of course, is pro-
vided the proposal passes to
place on the November ballot
changes to the Florida Constitu-
tion, without any further legisla-
tive or executive review or ap-
proval. None of the proposals
made by that commission
passed, on the first ballot, but
several were later adopted by the
legislature.
So far for this commission,
there have been 47 different con-
stitutional proposals in various
stages of consideration and 39
statutory recommendations.
So who gets to appoint
members to this 25-member
commission? The Senate Presi-
dent and House Speaker each ap-
point seven voting members,
leaving the Governor with the re-
maining 11. The commission can
also make "statutory recommen-
dations" to the state legislature.
If the members cannot "agree"
on a constitutional proposal or
statutory recommendations to
the legislature, they can still
make informal constitutional
proposals or informal statutory
recommendations and punt it
back to the legislature, or to the
37-member constitution revision
commission, which will meet in
2017.
Changes adopted by voters
in 1998 called for the TBRC to
begin deliberations in 2007, and
established future meetings to
occur every 20 years thereafter.
The result of these changes is
that any constitutional proposals
must be filed with the secretary
of state by May 4, six months
before the November 2008 elec-
tion, to make the proposal on the
ballot. Recommendations to the
legislature must be made six
months prior to the second year
of the commission, which means
that these proposals must be pre-
sented by the 2009 legislature
and the commission's operations
must be completed by June 30,
2010, with funding running out.
One of the current constitu-
tional proposals is for the com-
mission to meet more often.
The voting members of this
commission represents some of
the deepest pockets in the state
with a heavy vested interest in


the results of the commission.
The members list is available at
http://www.floridatbrc.org/mem-
bers.php. Though you probably
have hardly heard a word on tel-
evision or radio about the work
of the commission, because of
the approaching deadline of May
4 for constitutional changes, you
should see more coverage in the
See COMMISSION I Page 8


Two nabbed for armed drug


trafficking in beach hotel


Pinellas News Staff Report

LARGO On a tip, Pinellas
County Sheriff's deputies found
two alleged drug dealers, as
much as 60 pounds of marijuana
and more than $194,000 in cash
in an Indian Rocks Beach hotel
Monday night.


Authorities say Christopher
Jay Catalano, 36, of Tarpon
Springs, was charged with con-
spiracy to traffic marijuana and
armed trafficking of marijuana.
Jackie Lee Braden, 36, of
Spring Hill, was charged with
conspiracy to traffic marijuana,
possession of crack cocaine and


armed trafficking of marijuana.
Just before midnight Mon-
day, the sheriff's office received
a tip that Catalano and Braden
were in the Holiday Inn Har-
borside Hotel.
The two men were in the
room when contacted by
deputies, and the sheriff's office


says the men exited without in-
cident.
Sheriff's crime scene inves-
tigators recovered the evidence,
after which narcotics investiga-
tors took charge of the incident.
Catalano has previous drug-
related arrests in Pinellas
County, the sheriff's office says.


Bayfront nurse honored for care


Dr. B. Lynn
Feaster III,
Bayfront
Medical Center
president Sue
Brody, left,
presents nurse
Kesha
Contento with
the Dr. B. Lynn
Feaster
Compassionate
Care Award.


ST. PETERSBURG Kesha
Contento, an emergency depart-
ment nurse at Bayfront Medical
Center, is this year's recipient
of the Dr. B. Lynn Feaster Com-
passionate Care Award.
A grieving mother touched
by the care of Contento sent the
winning nomination letter,


Bayfront i

which made a room full of care a soft bedside manner and great


givers cry.
Contento, a registered nurse
at Bayfront for seven years, con-
sistently demonstrates compas-
sion for every patient.
In the letter she was de-
scribed as "the nurse that has a
heart of gold," as well as having


listening skills.
Contento is also the coordi-
nator of Bayfront's Chest Pain
Center in the Emergency De-
partment.
The Feaster Award is named
for the life-long dedication to
compassionate care the late Dr.


vieaical center pnoto

Feaster exhibited. His practice
combined academic excellence
in internal medicine with the
kindness of a friend at a pa-
tient's bedside.
The award is given annually
to a patient care team member
that shows the same compassion
that made Feaster so esteemed.


Five arrested for school vandalism


Pinellas News Staff Report

Five north Pinellas County
men were arrested on multiple
charges after vandalizing a se-
ries of soda machines at three
area high schools, and it took
deputies' shoe leather to track
the suspects down literally.
Sheriff's burglary detectives
knocked on doors, seeking in-


formation leading to the five
men, who are believed to be re-
sponsible for a series of burgla-
ries within the last two weeks at
East Lake, Tarpon Springs and
Palm Harbor University high
schools.
The suspects were booked on
a variety of charges, including
commercial burglary, dealing in
stolen property, possession of


burglary tools and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
The five men are Christopher
R. Kuzma, 27, of Oldsmar,
David P. Thibodeau, 18, of Palm
Harbor, Jeffrey M. Isaacs, 19,
of Palm Harbor, Joseph Lib-
ertino, 18, of Hudson and
Michael A. McCormack, 17, of
Palm Harbor.
Detectives say the five men


allegedly used burglary tools
like crow bars to break into
Pepsi machines to remove the
cash and coins from the ma-
chines. Detectives add that the
money was used to buy drugs,
primarily cocaine.
More than $2,500 was taken
from the machines, and nearly
$7,000 in damage was inflicted
to the machines.


$32M recovered from Medicaid


settlement with drug manufacturer


TALLAHASSEE Attor-
ney General Bill McCollum
announced this week that
Florida will receive a total of
$32.8 million as part of two
separate global settlements to-
taling $649 million with
Merck & Co., Inc.
The settlements resolve al-
legations that the company
failed to pay rebates for at least
three prescription drugs due to
state Medicaid Programs un-
der the Federal Medicaid Drug
Rebate statute.
Florida's civil case was
handled by the Attorney Gen-
eral's Complex Civil Enforce-
ment Bureau (CCEB) and the
Orlando Bureau of the Medi-
caid Fraud Control Unit. The
multi-state settlement is the
first major case completed by
the CCEB since its creation in
May 2007.
"This is a significant recov-
ery for our Medicaid program
and the State of Florida," said
McCollum said. "We are send-
ing a clear message to phar-
maceutical companies that
Florida will not tolerate profit-
driven or creative interpreta-


"We are sending a clear message
to pharmaceutical companies that
Florida will not tolerate profit-driven
or creative interpretation of rules
governing drug marketing programs."
BILL McCOLLUM
Florida Attorney General


tion of rules governing drug
marketing programs."
The Florida state Medicaid
program will receive $12 mil-
lion from the settlements. The
remaining funds will be dis-
tributed to the Federal Medi-
caid program. In addition to
Florida, 48 states, the District
of Columbia and the Federal
Government participated in the
settlements, which also resolve
three claims filed by whistle-
blowers in federal court.
Merck is the manufacturer
of the prescription medications
Zocor, a cholesterol-lowering
drug; Vioxx, a non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory which has
since been pulled from the
market; and Pepcid, a drug


used to treat stomach and in-
testinal ulcers. Pharmaceutical
manufacturers that supply
these and other products to
Medicaid recipients are re-
quired by the Federal Medi-
caid Drug Rebate law to give
the Medicaid programs the
benefit of the "best price," or
lowest price, available for
those products.
The best price information
is used to calculate rebates
these manufacturers must pay
to the state Medicaid pro-
grams. The investigation led
by the states and the federal
government alleged that the
best prices were not being ac-
curately reported and therefore
the required rebates were not


being paid to the states.
The two whistleblower
cases which were pending in
Pennsylvania and Nevada in-
volved two Merck discount
programs where Merck at-
tempted to use a "nominal
price" exemption instead re-
porting the best prices for the
prescriptions Zocor and Vioxx.
Prices that are considered
"merely nominal" are ex-
empted from the reporting re-
quirement but should not be
tied to any conditions.
Each discount program was
based on an agreement that
Merck would sell the drugs to
hospitals at a 92 percent dis-
count from the catalog price
only if the hospitals reached
certain market shares for the
drugs.
Because the discounts had
conditions attached, the states
contended that the resulting
discounted prices were not
merely nominal and should
have been reported. By failing
to do so, Florida and the other
states claimed that Merck de-
prived the state Medicaid pro-
grams of deserved rebates.


BRIEFS


St. Pete resident graduates
from Maryland art school

Maryland Institute College of
Art (MICA) in Baltimore an-
nounces that Stephanie McKee of
St. Petersburg, was named to its
fall 2007 Dean's List.. McKee is a
member of the class of Spring
2011 and is pursuing a bachelor of
fine arts degree.


Springfield College names
dean's list students
Springfield (Mass.) College has
named the following local resi-
dents to the dean's list for aca-
demic excellence for the fall 2007
term.
Tienne Davis of Gulfport is
a second-year student majoring in
human services.
Marjorie Martin of St. Pe-
tersburg is a third-year student ma-
joring in human services.
Tammye Miller of St. Pe-
tersburg is a fourth-year student
majoring in human services.
Beulah Collier of St. Peters-
burg is a third-year student ma-
joring in human services.
Linda Carter of St. Peters-
burg is a fourth-year student ma-
joring in human services.
Diana Marshall of St. Pe-
tersburg is a first-year student ma-
joring in human services.
Kha McTier of St. Peters-
burg is a third-year student ma-
joring in human services.


Clearwater's Long Center
offers March open house
The City of Clearwater's Long
Center will host an Open House
on Saturday, March 15, 8 a.m.-1
p.m.
The center is at 1501 N.
Belcher Road.
Throughout the day there will
be program demonstrations, facil-
ity tours, co-sponsored youth
group information, after school
programs, and summer camp in-
formation.
The Long Center was recently
renovated and boasts a 2,000-
square-foot fitness center, 15,000-
square-foot gym with three bas-
ketball courts, and the largest
indoor swimming pool on the
West Coast.
The center is centrally located
and is on the Ream Wilson Trail,
which spans from Clearwater
beach to Safety Harbor to Tampa
Bay. Additionally, children of all
abilities can play at the new Sun-
shine Limitless playground.
For information: 727-793-2320
or e-mail Wendy.Heminover@
myclearwater.com.


Randolph College names
dean's list student
Madison Kebler of St. Peters-
burg, a student at Randolph Col-
lege in Lynchburg, Va., was named
to the college's Dean's List for the
2007 fall semester. The Dean's
List recognizes those students
who have achieved superior qual-
ity in their academic work.
Military news
Air Force
Airman Jeffrey
P Clement grad-
uated from basic
military training
at Lackland Air
Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas. Clement
He is the son
of Andrew and
Louann Clement of Pinellas Park,
and a 2004 Dixie Hollins High
School graduate.

These Marine Corps members
recently completed basic training
at Marine Corps Recruit Depot,
Parris Island, S.C.:
Pfc. Eliezer Valentin, son of
Mildred Rosa of Clearwater and
Eliezer Valentin of Palm Harbor, a
2007 Osceola High School graduate.
Pfc. Matthew R. Hinkle, son


of Theresa M. Laufenberg of
Clearwater and Roger T. Hinkle of
Spring Hill.
Pfc. Luke D. Wilson, son of
Sheila E. and Steven J. Wilson of
St. Petersburg, a 2006 graduate of
Keswick Christian School.




Friday, February 15, 2008 I PINELLAS NEWS I Page 5


Spring training information


Philadelphia Phillies
Bright House Networks Field
601 N. Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765
Ticket Information: 727-467-4457

TICKET PRICES: Club Level $27; Premium
Box $22; Field Box $20; Picnic Terrace $16;
Berm (Outfield Grass) $10.
Prices for games vs. Yankees on March 1
and 26: Club Level $32; Premium Box $27;
Field Box $25; Picnic Terrace $21; Berm
(Outfield Grass) $15

DIRECTIONS TO BRIGHT HOUSE
NETWORKS FIELD
From U.S. 19, turn west on Drew Street.
Turn right on Old Coachman Road. The
ballpark is ahead on the right.


Tuesday, Feb. 26 1
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Thursday, Feb. 28
Saturday, March 1
Monday, March 3
Thursday, March 6
Sunday, March 9
Wednesday, March 12
Friday, March 14
Saturday, March 15
1:05
Monday, March 17
Tuesday, March 18
Thursday, March 20
Saturday, March 22
Tuesday, March 25
Wednesday, March 26


FSU
REDS
PIRATES
YANKEES
PIRATES
RAYS
BLUE JAYS
REDS
BRAVES
TWINS

INDIANS
RAYS
PIRATES
TIGERS
REDS
YANKEES


Toronto Blue Jays
Knology Park
373 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
Ticket Information: 727-733-0429 or toll
free 1-888-525-JAYS

TICKET PRICES: Lower Club $18 (Premium
Games, $24), Upper Club & Lower Outfield
$15 (Premium Games, $20), Upper Outfield
$13 (Premium Games, $17)

DIRECTIONS TO KNOLOGY PARK
Take U.S. 19 to Sunset Point Road, go west
on Sunset to Douglas Avenue, then north on
Douglas to Knology Park. The park is on the
southeast corner of Douglas and Beltrees.


Friday, Feb. 29
Sunday, March 2
Monday, March 3
Tuesday, March 4
Wednesday, March 5
Friday, March 7
Saturday, March 8
Wednesday, March 12
Saturday, March 15
Thursday, March 20
Sunday, March 23
Tuesday, March 25
Wednesday, March 26
Thursday, March 27


TIGERS
REDS
INDIANS
YANKEES
PHILLIES
TWINS
TIGERS
PIRATES
PIRATES
YANKEES
PHILLIES
RAYS
REDS
ASTROS


1:05
1:05
1:05
1:05
1:05
1:05
1:05
1:05
1:05
1:05
1:05
1:05
7:05
1:05


Tampa Bay Rays
Al Lang Field at Progress Energy Park
180 2nd Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Ticket Information: 727-825-3250

TICKET PRICES: Field Boxes $20; Loge
Boxes $17; Grandstand $15; General
Admission Berm $7

DIRECTIONS TO PROGRESS ENERGY FIELD
From Tampa Take 1-275 south to Exit 9;


follow east to ballpark.

Saturday, March 1
Tuesday, March 4
Wednesday, March 5
Friday, March 7
Sunday, March 9
Monday, March 10
Wednesday, March 12
Friday, March 14
Sunday, March 16
Wednesday, March 19
Thursday, March 20
Saturday, March 22
Monday, March 24
Friday, March 28


BLUE JAYS
TWINS
ASTROS
PHILLIES
REDS
INDIANS
YANKEES
BLUE JAYS
TIGERS
PHILLIES
INDIANS
PIRATES
PIRATES
REDS


RAYS NOTES


Spring training opens today Reds will appear in Al Lang
Field finale March 28


The Tampa Bay Rays will
open their 11th spring training to-
day when 34 pitchers and catch-
ers take the field at 9:30 a.m.
Beginning with that first day,
the Rays will hold workouts at
the Raymond A. Naimoli Base-
ball Complex, located at 7901
30th Ave. N. The team will then
move its major league camp to
Progress Energy Park, home of
Al Lang Field, where they will
play 13 home games beginning
March 1 against the Toronto Blue
Jays.
The first full-squad workout
will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, when
Manager Joe Maddon and his
staff will welcome 55 players into
camp including 15 non-roster
invitees the fewest players in-
vited to any major league camp in
the club's 11-year history.


FanFest set Feb. 23
The Rays will hold their an-
nual FanFest from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Feb. 23 at Tropicana Field.
FanFest is a free event with
free admission and free parking
that includes a team autograph
session and panel discussions
with various Rays players,
alumni, coaches, broadcasters and
front office executives through-
out the event.
Fans of all ages will have the
opportunity to take a swing in a
big league batting cage, test their
fastball in the speed pitch booth,
hit a home run in the Wiffle Ball
Home Run Derby, take the
Home-to-First Speed Challenge,
and tour the Rays clubhouse.
Artifacts from the Ted
Williams Museum and Hitters
Hall of Fame will be showcased
as well as artifacts from the
world's largest autographed base-
ball collection, including balls
signed by Babe Ruth, Lou
Gehrig, Ty Cobb and many oth-
ers. There will also be a baseball
card show.


The Rays will play their final
game at Al Lang Field March 28
against the Cincinnati Reds.
The Rays will move their
spring training headquarters to
Charlotte Sports Park in Port
Charlotte in 2009.
This is the 83rd year baseball
has been played on the site which
has been home to Waterfront Park
(1922-46), Al Lang Stadium
(1947-75), Al Lang Field (1977-
97) and Progress Energy Park,
home of Al Lang Field (1998-).
The only exceptions since 1922
occurred when travel restrictions
during World War II prohibited
teams from traveling south for the
spring (1943-45) and when the
Cardinals and Mets played at
nearby Campbell Park while Al
Lang Stadium was being built
(1976). Seven major league
teams have played on the site: the
Boston Braves (1922-37), Cardi-
nals (1938-42; 1946-97), Yankees
(1925-42; 1946-50; 1952-61),
New York Giants (1951), Mets
(1962-87), Orioles (1993-95) and
the Rays (1998-2008).


Team has third-youngest
roster in the majors
The Rays average age of 26.95
is the 3rd-youngest 40-man roster
in the majors behind the Oakland
Athletics (26.39) and Florida
Marlins (26.44).
Twenty-four of the Rays ros-
tered players are age 26 or
younger.
Eleven are rookies: INF Joel
Guzman, LHP James Houser, C
John Jaso, INF Elliot Johnson,
RHP Calvin Medlock, RHP Jeff
Niemann, OF Fernando Perez,
LHP David Price, C Shawn Rig-
gans, OF Justin Ruggiano, RHP
Mitch Talbot.
Eleven are attending their first
spring training with the Rays:
INF Willy Aybar, RHP Grant Bal-
four, LHP Kurt Birkins, OF Cliff


Floyd, RHP Matt Garza, Houser,
Jaso, Medlock, RHP Troy Perci-
val, Price, Ruggiano.
The youngest player in camp
is LHP Jake McGee, Class-A
Vero Beach Pitcher of the Year in
2007. He will be 21 years and
192 days when camp opens. The
oldest is non-roster catcher and
original Ray Mike DiFelice, who
will be 38 years and 260 days.
Three players own 10 or more
years of major league service:
OF Cliff Floyd (13 years, 170
days), RHP Troy Percival
(12.097) and non-roster LHP
Brian Anderson (10.152).
Outfielder Carl Crawford
owns the most service as a Ray at
five years and 72 days.
Fourteen different states and
six different countries are repre-
sented on the Rays 40-man roster
with the most players (8) being
born in California. Grant Balfour
hails from the farthest location,
Sydney, Australia, some 9,250
miles from St. Petersburg. The
next furthest is Akinori Iwamura,
whose hometown of Ehime,
Japan is about 8,000 miles from
Tropicana Field, roughly 400
miles further than Jae Kuk Ryu's
birthplace, Choon Chung Do,
South Korea.

March 12 game against
Yankees game sells out
The March 12 contest vs. the
Yankees at Progress Energy Park
is sold out for individual tickets.
Tickets to spring home games
range in price from $7 to $20 and
can be purchased at the Tropicana
Field Box Office, via the Rays of-
ficial website at www.raysbase-
ball.com, all Ticketmaster loca-
tions, or via Ticketmaster
Phonecharge. The number to call
is 727-898-RAYS.
The Rays are offering two 5-
Game Plans, both of which in-
clude the Progress Energy Park
finale against the Reds.
The All-Star Plan also fea-
tures four matchups against 2007


playoff teams (March 7 and
March 19 vs. Philadelphia, March
10 vs. Cleveland, and March 12
vs. the Yankees). The Weekend
Plan includes tickets to all four
weekend home dates (March 1
vs. Toronto, March 9 vs. Cincin-
nati, March 16 vs. the Detroit
Tigers, and March 22 vs. the
Pittsburgh Pirates).


Rays only team in modern
era to train at home
The Rays will remain the only
major league team to train in its
home city since 1919 when the
St. Louis Cardinals and Philadel-
phia Athletics both trained at
home. Between 1943-45, the
"War Years," travel restrictions
forced teams to alter their routine
of heading to warmer weather and
some teams trained close to
home.
Six teams stayed within 100
miles of their home city: the
Boston Red Sox trained in nearby
Medford, Mass., 1943-45; the
Washington Senators trained in a
Washington suburb, College Park,
Md., 1943-45; the Philadelphia
Phillies (1944-45) and the Ath-
letics (1943) each trained in
Wilmington, Del., just 30 miles
away; the New York Yankees
spent 1943 training in Asbury
Park, N.J., some 70 miles away
from the Big Apple; the New York
Giants were in Lakewood, N.J.,
90 miles away; and the Philadel-
phia Phillies trained in Hershey,
Pa., in 1943, about 100 miles
from home.
New Rays in 2008
Signed as Free Agents (2): OF
Cliff Floyd, LHP Trever Miller,
RHP Troy Percival
Acquired in Trades (2): INF
Willy Aybar, INF Jason Bartlett,
RHP Matt Garza
Claimed off Waivers (1): LHP
Kurt Birkins
Added to the 40-man roster
(3): LHP James Houser, C John
Jaso, OF Fernando Perez


A new cat with a warranty? Yes, really


CAT I From Page 3

We got it home, and for
whatever reason, I almost imme-
diately started calling it "Thurs-
day." Don't ask me why. Maybe
my mind is scrambled. I think his
was, because he pooped on the
couch not long after we brought
him home. The poor thing sat
there, looking up at me the whole
time I was cleaning, and cleaning
a second time, swearing I'd take
him to a Chinese restaurant or
back to the kennel or somewhere


else if he did it again. Kelli
thought I was serious, and I had
to assure her otherwise.
It may be scrambled, but
Midnight's nose is congested.
And it's sneezing up a storm. It
blows bubbles out its nose, it's
that bad. The poor thing is
mouth breathing half the time.
Angie took the kitten to the
shelter on Ulmerton Wednesday
afternoon. No, not for a trade-in,
but to have it looked at. When
you get an animal from the
county shelter, you apparently


get a 30-day period in which
certain things are covered, not
unlike a new-car warranty.
The vet seems to think it's
just a cold, no big thing, one
that Middie's going to have to
deal with over the next couple of
weeks.
We all like this little cat -
even the canine dust mops,
though one of them hasn't quite
acclimated to a kitten imposing
on her space. The other one,
who seems to have no fear, will
probably just eat out of the litter


box. Dogs are dumb, though, at
least these two.
So not quite a year since
Angie lost both of her elderly,
aging cats she had them since
she was a teenager, they were
that old we have another in the
house, a new center of attention
that has us all in wonder. And
we love it, warranty and all.

Douglas E. Jessmer is visuals
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LEGAL NOTICES


City of St Petersburg, Florida NOTICE OF SERVICE OF
Notice to Offerors PROCESS BY
Purchasing & Materials Management PUBLICATION
STATE OF NORTH
Sealed proposals will be received by the Purchasing and CAROLINA
Materials Management Director, City of St. Petersburg, Municipal COUNTY OF BUNCOMBE
Services Center, 5th Floor, One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, IN THE GENERAL COURT
Florida, 33701 for: 915-71 Annual Contract for Advertising, OF JUSTICE
Newspaper, Proposal No. 6708, proposal opening at 3:00 p.m. ET, DISTRICT COURT
Thursday, February 28, 2008. This proposal and all addenda may DIVISION
be downloaded by accessing the City's website at FILE NO. 07 CVS 4820
www.stpete ora/purchase/solbidn htm
The City of St. Petersburg, Florida reserves the right to accept JAY CARTWRIGHT,
or reject any and all proposals. The City reserves the right to waive SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE
technicalities on proposals. The decision as to what constitutes a of the ESTATE of
technicality shall rest solely with Louis Moore, CPPO, Director of MARY K. CARTWRIGHT,
Purchasing and Materials Management. Plaintiff,
18313 FEB 15, 2008 021517 v.


NOTICE OF SALE C. TUCKER MOORE,
PURSUANT TO F. S. CHAPTER 45 as TRUSTEE of the
INTHECIRCUIT C T BETHINE W. ALBERDING
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 1989 TRUST,
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT Defendant
IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO C TUCKER MOORE,
CIVIL DIVISION
CII DIVISO as Trustee of the
Case No. 03-009396-CI-8 Bethine W Alberding

FREEDOM PROCESSING SERVICES, INC., 1989 Trust
A Florida corporation,
Plaintiff, Take notice that a pleading
seeking relief against you has
v. been filed in the above-entitled
action. The relief sought is
ROGER THOMAS; RALPH THOMAS; HENRY J. recordation and enforcement of
EVANS; SANDRA DENISE HAMPTON, a/k/a decoration and enforcement of
SANDRA HAMPTON; GWENDOLYN THOMAS, that foreign judgment entered in
a/k/a GWENDOLYN LAFAE KEMP; CATHERINE the Circuit Court of Cook
M. THOMAS; IF LIVING; AND ALL UNKNOWN County, Illinois, County
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER Department, Chancery
AND AGAINST THE ABOVE DEFENDANTS Division, File No. 00 CH 16248
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR on June 14, 2007. Such relief is
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES sought, as described in the
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, sught, as described m the
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS, affidavit of foreign judgment
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER and notice of filing foreign
CLAIMANTS; COMMONWEALTH CREDIT judgment filed in this action
CARD PROCESSING; PARTNERS FINANCIAL pursuant to Section 1C-1703 of
SERVICES, INC.; THE PINELLAS COUNTY the North Carolina General
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, A Statutes.
PUBLIC BOARD; AND ANY UNKNOWN You are required to make
PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT defense to such pleading no
PROPERTY, defense to such pleading no
Defendants. later than March 26, 2008, said
date being not later than 40 days
Notice is given that under a SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF from the first publication of this
FORECLOSURE dated January 31, 2008 in Case No. 03-009396- notice. Upon your failure to do
CI-8 of the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for so, the party seeking service
Pinellas County, Florida, in which Freedom Processing Services, against you may apply to the
Inc., is the Plaintiff and the above named Defendants are the court for enforcement of the
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder or bidders for judgment.
cash at the West Door of the Pinellas County Judicial ,Building, Respectfully submitted,
545 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida at 11:00 a. m. on this the 11th day of February,
March 7, 2008, the following described real property set forth in 2008.
the SUMMARY JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE: McGUIRE, WOOD &
BISSETITE, PA.
LOT 21, ST. JULIEN SUBN., ACCORDING TO By:/s/Douglas J. Tate
THE MAP OR PLAT THERE OF AS RECORDED NC State Bar No. 16413
IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE(S) 133, PUBLIC Attorney for Plaintiff
RECORDS OF PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Post Office Box 3180
Asheville, NC 28802-3180
Dated February 8, 2008 (828) 254-8800
10665 FEB 15, 22, 29, 2008 021518
Ken Burke
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ JENNIFER DEJESUS
Deputy Clerk
10210 FEB 15, 22, 2008 021502


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PUBLIC NOTICE
You will please take notice that the Board of County
Commissioners of Pinellas County at its regular meeting of
February 5, 2008, in the County Commission Assembly Room,
Pinellas County Courthouse, Clearwater, Florida, adopted a
resolution vacating the following legally described property as
petitioned by Stephen P and Janet O'Harrow.

A portion of Columbia Avenue public right-of-way lying
west of Eighth Street and north of Block 45 in the Town of
Sutherland Subdivision as recorded in the Public Records
of Pinellas County as Hillsborough Plat Book 1, Page 1.

KEN BURKE,
CLERK TO THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
By: Linda R. Reed,
Deputy Clerk
15004 FEB 15, 2008 021507


NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS
COUNTYFLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-44-ES-003


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 07-13080-CI-7

FRANKLIN CREDIT MANAGEMENT
CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
MAX F. LEITE A/K/A MAX LEITE; ERICA M.
VIEIRA; FOREST LAKES AT LARGO
PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendant(s)

To the following Defendant(s):

MAX F LEITE A/K/A MAX LEITE; ERICA.
VIEIRA (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosi
Mortgage on the following described property:

LOT 6, BLOCK 4, OF FOREST LAKES
LARGO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 123 PAGE 12-
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF PINELL
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 13641 FOREST LAKE DRIVE,
LARGO, FL 33771

has been filed against you and you. are required t
copy of your written defenses, if any, to Kelley, Kr
Gilmartin, .Fichtel & Wander, PA., Attorneys for Plainti
address is 8201 Peters Road, Suite 4000, Fort Laude
33324, on or before March 10, 2008, a date which is wit
(30) days after the first publication of this Notice
PINELLAS NEWS and file the original with the Cler
Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or im
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against yo
relief demanded in the complaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to Administrati
No.2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities A
are a person with a disability who needs any accommoc
order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled,a
to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact
Administrator at 315 Court Street, Rm. 170, Clearwater,
Phone No. (727)464-4062 within 2 working days of yo
of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, c.
955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800
(V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 3
JAN, 2008.

KEN
As Clerk of
By:/S/ LINDA I
As Dep
315 Co
Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL 33
40530 FEB 08, 15, 2008




NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON ORDINANCE
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pine
Florida, will hold a FIRST PUBLIC HEARING 1
following ORDINANCE NO. 3607 in City Hall, 514
Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 28th day of Februar
7:30 PM., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follow

ORDINANCE NO.3607


AN ORDI
OF PINE
PARCELS
6154 AN
LEGALLY
IN EXHIB
LYING V
SOUTH, I
FLORIDA
THE LI
CORPOR.
PINELLA
THE AS
CLASSIFI
OF ORDI1
CONFLICT
AN EFFE(


This Ordina
Department. Inte
and be heard


IN RE:ESTATE OF Any person
KENNETH JOHN GEARY, Council City Bper
Deceased. matter consider
The administration of the proceedings, and
estate of KENNETH JOHN verbatim record c
GEARY, deceased, is pending the testimony an
in the Circuit Court for Pinellas The city man
County, Florida, Probate the event that yot
Division, the address of which not adequately
is 315 Court Street, Clearwater, therefore, you i
Florida. The estate is intestate.
The names and addresses of the FOR THE
personal representative and the individuals with
personal representative's requests made a
attorney are set forth below. Hearing Device
Any interested person on for use in Counc
whom a copy of the notice of the City This dc
administration is served must formats: Braille,
object to the qualifications of Computer Disks.
the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of the
court, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting relief 10005
in accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THE NOTICE ON THE
OBJECTING PERSON, OR
THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE I'
FOREVER BARRED.
Any erson entitled to


exempt property is required to
file a petition for determination
of exempt property WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED BY
LAW OR THE RIGHT TO
EXEMPT PROPERTY IS
DEEMED WAIVED. Any
person entitled to elective share
is required to file an election to
take elective share WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED BY
LAW.
Personal Representative
JAMES M. MILNE
4766 60th Way N.
Kenneth City, Florida 33709
Attorney for Petitioner
James L. Clark, Esquire
JAMES L. CLARK, PA.
701 S. Howard Avenue
Suite 201
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone (813) 835-8884
Facsimile: (813) 835-1114
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FINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CI
ELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, CERTA
OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED
[D 6188 110TH AVENUE NORTH
X DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERE'
BIT "A" AND MADE A PART HERE(
WITHIN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP
RANGE 16 EAST, PINELLAS COUNI
A; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT
EGAL DESCRIPTION OF TI
ATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY
S PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING F(
ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONII
CATION; PROVIDING FOR REPE.
DANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCE
ACTING HEREWITH; PROVIDING F(
ACTIVE DATE.
(JEFFREY G. THALER AX08-C

nce is available for review, in the Ci
crested parties are invited to attend this

who decides to appeal any decision of
board, or City Commission, with respe
*d at this meeting will need a record
i for such purpose, may need to ensu
)f the proceedings is made, which record
d evidence upon which the appeal is to 1
ntains a tape recording of all public he
a wish to appeal a decision, the tape ma
insure a verbatim record of the pro
may wish to provide a court reporter

HEARING IMPAIRED An interp
hearing impairment will be, made availa
t least 72 hours in advance. Also, an
(MAGNIFIER) is available from the C
il Chambers and all meetings rooms th
document is available in the following a
Large Print, Audio Tape and Electroni

DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
FEB 15, 22, 2008


NOTICEE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON ORDINANCE


Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pine
Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING upon the
ORDINANCE NO. 3608 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue
Park, Florida on the 28th day of February 2008 at 7:30
title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3608

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AN ADOPTED
MASTER PLAN CONTROLLII
DEVELOPMENT IN AN EXISTING "CPU
COMMERCIAL PLANNED UN
DEVELOPMENT FOR PROPERTY GENERAL
LOCATED EAST OF 4931 94TH AVENi
NORTH, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBE
IN EXHIBIT "A", WHICH IS ATTACH]
HERETO AND MADE A PART THERE
IMPOSING CERTAIN CONDITIONS
DEVELOPMENT, CERTIFYING CONSISTENCY
WITH THE CITY'S ADOPT]
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING F(
REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH T
THE EXTENT OF SUCH CONFLICT
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(PUD 1999-6(]

This Ordinance is available for review, in the Ci
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this
and be heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respe
matter considered at this meeting will need a record
proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensu
verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to 1
The city maintains a tape recording of all public he
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape ma
not adequately insure a verbatim record of the pro
therefore, you may wish to provide a court reporter
expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interp
individuals with hearing impairment will be made availa
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an
Hearing Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the C
for use in Council Chambers and all meetings rooms th
the City. This document is available in the following c
formats: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape and Electroni
Computer Disks.


10005


DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
FEB 15 2008


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 08-0739-ES3
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RONALD GEORGE
GRIFFITHS
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Ronald George
Griffiths, deceased, whose date
of death was October 21, 2007,
and whose social security
number is XXX-XX-8581, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 315 Court Street,
M. Clearwater, FL 33756. The
names and addresses of the
ure of personal representative and the
personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
AT All creditors of the
OF, decedent and other persons
14, having claims or demands
AS against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file
their claims with this court
o serve a WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
onenberg, MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
ff, whose OF THE FIRST

rdale, FL PUBLICATION OF THIS
hin thirty NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
in THE THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
rk of this A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
immediately ON THEM.
ou for the All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
ive Order having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
Act if you file their claims with this court
odation in WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
at no cost THE DATE OF THE FIRST
the Court PUBLICATION OF THIS
Fl 33756, NOTICE.
ur receipt ALL CLAIMS NOT
all 1-800- FILED WITHIN THE TIME

-9954770 PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
1st day of FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED,
[BURKE NOTWITHSTANDING
the Court THE TIME PERIODS SET
PREIATO FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
uty Clerk FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
urt Street MORE AFTER THE
756-5165 DECEDENT'S DATE OF
020804 DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is February 15,
2008.
Personal Representative:
Carol Griffiths
4737 33rd Avenue N.
llas Park, St. Petersburg, Florida 33713
upon the Attorney for Personal
41 78 th Representative:
*y 2008 at Cynthia J. McMillen
Ws: Attorney for Carol Griffiths
Law Offices of Joseph FE
Pippen, Jr. and Associates, PL
1920 East Bay Drive
TY Largo, FL 33771
IN Telephone: (727)586-3306
AT Florida Bar No. 351581
FH, SPN: 01769503
TO 13105-2 FEB 15, 22, 2008 021504
OF,
30
TY,
OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS
HE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
OR
NG FLORIDA
AL PROBATE DIVISION
ES File No. 08-0053
OR Division ES-3
IN RE: ESTATE OF
04) KATHRYN JANE SHORT
Deceased
ty Clerks The administration of the
s meeting estate of Kathryn Jane Short,
deceased, whose date of death
f the City was December 3, 2007, is
ct to any pending in the Circuit Court for
*d of the Pinellas County, Florida,
ire that a Probate Division, the address of
d includes which is 315 Court Street,
be based. Clearwater, Florida 33765. The
arings, in names and addresses of the
ay or may personal representative and the
'ceedings, personal representative's
* at your attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the
?reter for decedent and other persons
able upon having claims or demands
Assistive against decedent's estate on
'ity Clerk whom a copy of this notice is
throughout required to be served must file
accessible their claims with this court
c File on WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
021509 THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
llas Park, THE DATE OF THE FIRST
following PUBLICATION OF THIS
, Pinellas NOTICE.
PM., the ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
ED WILL BE FOREVER
NG BARRED.
D" NOTWITHSTANDING
LY THE TIME PERIODS SET
UE FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
ED FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
ED MORE AFTER THE
OF; DECEDENT'S DATE OF
OF DEATH IS BARRED.

ED Personal Representative:
OR Linda S. Griffin
OF 1455 Court Street
TO Clearwater, Fl 33756
CT; Attorney for Personal
Representative:
R)) Linda S. Griffin, Esquire
Attorney for Linda S. Griffin
ty Clerks Linda Suzzanne Griffin, RA.
Meeting 1455 Court Street
Clearwater, Fl 33756
f the City Telephone: (727)449-9800
ct to any Fax: (727)446-2748
*d of the Florida Bar No. 0371971
re that a 13115 FEB 15,22,2008 021505


d includes
be based.
arings, in
ay or may
'ceedings,
* at your

Dreter for
able upon
Assistive
'ity Clerk
throughout
accessible
ic File on


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-7598-ES3
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROXANNE CIANCIULLI
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Roxanne Cianciulli,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 30, 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
curator and the curator's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the
decedent 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 SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is February 15,
2008.
Curator:
Randi Vignery
7200 Ulmerton Rd., #A3
Largo, FL 33771
Attorney for Curator:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Randi Vignery
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 FEB 15, 22, 2008 021503


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
REF#: 08-0981-ES-3
IN RE THE ESTATE OF:
ELVIRA E. GANIO
a/k/a ELVIRA GANIO
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Elvira E. Ganio,
deceased, whose date of death
was January 6, 2008, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which
is 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
FL 33715. The names and
addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below. All creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate 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 SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is February 15,
2008.
Personal Representative:
Susan Ann Hoyt
1469 Country Highway 11
Mt. Vision, New York 13810
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Eric A. Houghton
RPO. Box 1466
Dunedin, FL 34697
Telephone (727) 736-1560
Florida Bar No. 181295
12035 FEB 15, 22, 2008 021516


City of St Petersburg
Notice to Bidders
Purchasing & Materials Management

Sealed bids will be received by the Purchasing and Materials
Management Director, City of St. Petersburg, Municipal Services
Center, 5th Floor, One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida,
33701 for: 155-13 Furnish and Deliver Four Pre-Cast Concrete
Modular Buildings, Bid No.6709. Bid opening at 3:00 p.m. ET,
Thursday, February 28, 2008. This bid and all addenda may be
downloaded by accessing the City's website at
www.stpete ora/purchase/solbidn htm
The City of St. Petersburg, Florida reserves the right to accept
or reject any and all bids. The City reserves the right to waive
technicalities on bids. The decision as to what constitutes a
technicality shall rest solely with Louis Moore, CPPO, Director of
Purchasing and Materials Management.
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NOTICE OF PROCEEDING
BEFORE THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA
SPECIAL HEARING MASTER MEETING

CASE NO.: 01-07-8683
FILING DATE: January 30, 2008
VIOLATION DATE: December 26, 2007
RE: VIOLATION OF PINELLAS
PARK CITY CODE
SECTION(S): 12-104; 12-108;
12-211;16-108;18-1507.10; 18-
1507.14
PARCEL NO: 28130/16/71064/058/0050;
Pinellas Park Blk 58, Lots 5 & 6
& N1/2 of Vac Alley on S;
6226 Park Boulevard

TO: NAME OF RESPONDENTSS:
Southwest Investment Trust

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT the City of Pinellas
*k, a Florida municipal corporation, shall on Wednesday,
bruary 27, 2008, at 6:00 PM. or as soon thereafter as possible,
d a public hearing at City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue North,
ellas Park, Florida, concerning the alleged violations) of the
)ve-listed Section(s) by the above-named respondentss. If
,nd in violation of the above-listed Section(s) the Special
aring Master has the power by law to levy administrative fines
up to $250 per day against you, or $500 per day for a repeat
lation, for every day that any violation continues beyond the
e set in the order of the Special Hearing Master for compliance.
you desire further information about the hearing, you should
mediately contact the Special Hearing Master Coordinator at
'7) 541-0753. Failure to appear at this hearing may result in the
ecial Hearing Master proceeding in your absence.
Please note that if a person decides to appeal any decision
de by the Special Hearing Master with respect to any matter
isidered at the above-cited hearing, they will need a record of
proceedings for such purpose may need to ensure that a
rbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
timony and evidence which the appeal is to be based.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In
event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings;
before, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your own
)ense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED. An interpreter for the
ring impaired will be made available upon requests made at
st 72 hours in advance.
)001 FEB 1, 8, 15, 22, 2008 020116

SECOND AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 07-7498-CI SECTION 8

EEDOM BANK OF AMERICA,
intiff,



YSIDE INN DEVELOPMENT
EOUP, INC.; CHARLES F. LOWE;
CHOLAS J. JORDAN;
IL SKELTON, and
J/PK EQUITIES, LLC,
fendants.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Final
Pigment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the
cuit Court of Pinellas County, Florida, I, Clerk of the Circuit
urt, will sell the following leasehold of real property and per-
nal property, situated in Pinellas County, Florida, and more par-
ularly described on the attached Exhibits A, B and C attached
reto, owned by Bayside Inn Development Group, Inc., all at
blic sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the West
or of the Pinellas County Judicial Building, located at 545 First
enue North, St. Petersburg, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on February
2008.
Witness my hand and the official seal of this Court on
bruary 5, 2008.
KEN BURKE,
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ JENNIFER DEJESUS
Deputy Clerk
bert M. Quinn, Esq. Carlton Fields, PA.,
). Box 3239, Tampa, FL 33601-3239
irida Bar No. 305898,


EXHIBIT "A"
A tract of land lying between parallel lines 200 feet apart at
right angles extending from Easterly right-of-way boundary of
Gulf Boulevard (State Highway #699) to the waters of Boca Ciega
Bay, the Southeastern boundary of which lies parallel to and 300
feet at right angles in a Northwesterly direction from a line
described as follows:
From the Northwest corner of SECTION 23,TOWNSHIP 31
SOUTH, RANGE 15 EAST, run South 37 32' 34" East, 3610.34
feet to a point on the West boundary line of Gulf Boulevard (State
Highway #699) as now constructed. Thence North 52 00' 50"
East to waters of Boca Ciega Bay; said line being the Easterly por-
tion of Northwestern line of Tract described in Deed Book 790,
Page 389, Clerk's Instrument No. 554950, Records of Pinellas
County, Florida. Less that part conveyed to State of Florida, D. 0.
T for Gulf Boulevard (State Road #699) recorded in Official
Records Book 4333, Page 615, Public Records of Pinellas County,
Florida.
EXHIBIT "B"
All rights, title and interest of Borrower in and to the miner-
als, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, trees, timber and other emble-
ments now or hereafter on the Property described in Exhibit "A"
(herein referred to as "Property") or under or above the same or
any part or parcel thereof.
All machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, fixtures,
whether actually or constructively attached to the Property and
including all trade, domestic and ornamental fixtures and articles
of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever now or
hereafter located in, upon or under the Property or any part there-
of and used or usable in connection with any present or future
operation of the Property and now owned or hereafter acquired by
Borrower, including, but without limiting the generality of the
foregoing, all heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry,
incinerating and power equipment; engines; pipes; pumps; tanks;
motors; conduits; switchboards; plumbing, lifting, cleaning, fire
prevention, fire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating and com-
munications apparatus; boilers, ranges, furnaces, oil burners or
units thereof; appliances; air-cooling and air conditioning appara-
tus; vacuum cleaning systems; elevators; escalators; shades;
awnings; screens; storm doors and windows; stoves; wall beds;
refrigerators; attached cabinets; partitions; ducts and compressors;
rugs and carpets; draperies; furniture and furnishings; together
with all building materials and equipment now or hereafter deliv-
ered to the Property and intended to be installed therein, including
but not limited to lumber, plaster, cement, shingles, roofing,
plumbing, fixtures, pipe, lath, wallboard, cabinets, nails, sinks, toi-
lets, furnaces, heaters, brick, tile, water heaters, screens, window
frames, glass, doors, flooring, paint, lighting fixtures and unat-
tached refrigerating, cooking, heating and ventilating appliances
and equipment; together with all additions and accessions thereto
and replacements thereof.
All of the water, sanitary and storm sewer systems now or
hereafter owned by Borrower which are now or hereafter located
by, over, and upon the Property or any part and parcel thereof, and
which water system includes all water mains, service laterals,
hydrants, valves and appurtenances, and which sewer system
includes all sanitary sewer lines, including mains, laterals, man-
holes and appurtenances.
All paving for streets, roads, walkways or entrance ways now
or hereafter owned by Borrower and which are now or hereafter
located on the Property or any part or parcel thereof.
All of Borrower's interest as lessor in and to all leases or rental
arrangements of the Property, or any part thereof, heretofore made
and entered into, and in and to all leases or rental arrangements
hereafter made and entered into by Borrower or any extension or
renewal thereof, together with all rents and payments in lieu of
rents, together with any and all guarantees of such leases or rental
arrangements and including all present and future security deposits
and advance rentals.
Any and all awards or payments, including interest thereon,
and the right to receive the same, as a result of (a) the exercise of
the right of eminent domain, (b) the alteration of the grade of any
street, or (c) any other injury to, taking of, or decrease in the value
of the Property or the property described in this Exhibit.
EXHIBIT "C"
All rights under that certain Assignment of Permits, Contract
Documents and Developers Rights ("the Assignment of Contract
Documents") to Freedom Bank, dated July 15, 2005, from Bayside
Inn Development Group, Inc. ("Bayside"), including all of
Bayside's rights in and to any submerged land lease issued pur-
suant to permits and approvals for a multi-use docking facility to
be constructed and used in connection with the improvements on
the property described in Exhibit A, and including but not limited
to any rights to Army Corps of Engineers Permit No. SA-J-2006-
4465 (LOP/CJW), all rights under a Deed of Conservation
Easement, dated June 15, 2007, and all rights under that certain
Sovereignty Submerged Lands Lease No. 520341373, recorded on
July 25, 2007, in Official Records Book 15905, Page 1352 of the
public records of Pinellas County, Florida, and all related permits
issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
together with any and all other governmental authorizations relat-
ed to a proposed multi-use docking facility with boat slips to be
constructed adjacent to and for the benefit of the property
described in Exhibit A.
17515-2 FEB 08, 15, 2008 020808


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LEGAL NOTICES


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA No
PROBATE DIVISION PUBLIC
File Number 07-44-ES-003, Februa
NO. 36
IN RE: ESTATE OF complex
KENNETH JOHN GEARY, Depart]
Deceased.

The administration of the
estate of KENNETH JOHN
GEARY, deceased, whose date
of death was February 10. 2007;
File Number 07-44-ES-003 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 creditors of the
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on
whom a copy of this notice is N1
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 Th
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF invited
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE An
ON THEM. Comm
All other creditors of the proceed
decedent and other persons made,,
having claims or demands Th
against decedent's estate must decision
file their claims with this court you ma
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER Fo]
THE DATE OF THE FIRST availab
PUBLICATION OF THIS (MAGI
NOTICE. through
ALL CLAIMS NOT Print, A
FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER 10005
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF No
DEATH IS BARRED. RESOi
The date of first publication el
of this notice is: February 08, nea
2008. p.m., t
Personal Representative
JAMES M. MILE
4766 60th Way N.
Kenneth City, Florida 33709
Attorney for Petitioner
James L. Clark, Esquire
JAMES L. CLARK, PA.
701 S. Howard Avenue, Suite
201 (
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 835-8884
Facsimile: (813) 835-1114
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA 10005
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-3999-ES
Division: 3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARK GORDON REED, NO
Deceased. Writ of
Florida
The administration of the wherein
Estate of MARK GORDON Devold
REED, deceased, whose date of said Cc
death was April 5, 2007 is levied
pending in the Circuit Court for Robert
Pinellas County, Florida, wit:
Probate Division, the address of
which is 315 Court Street, 200
Clearwater, FL 33756. The VII
names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the and
Personal Representative's Street,
attorney are set forth below, hour of
All creditors of the sale "A
decedent and other persons and int,
having claims or demands the sarr
against the decedent's estate on any, as
whom a copy of this notice is for CA
required to be served must file paymei
their claims with this Court Writ of
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST JIM C(
PUBLICATION OF THIS Pinella
NOTICE.
THE TIME 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 15017
decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this Court,
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER AI
THE DATE OF Lien at
ALL CLAIMS NOT 7658 U
FILED WITHIN THE TIME 713.78
PERIODS SET FORTH IN the right
SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE 198
WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. N(
NOTWITHSTANDING gives N
THE TIME PERIODS SET on 02/
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM 33771,
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR Towing
MORE AFTER THE and/or
DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED. 199
The date of the first 199
publication of this Notice is 199
FEBRUARY 08, 2008. 199


Personal Representative: 199
CHRISTINA R. REED 199
655 3rd Street South
Safety Harbor, FL 34695 NO
Attorney for gives N
Personal Representative: on 02/
JOHN K. FINCH, ESQ. 33771,
3 Main Street Towing
Safety Harbor, FL 34695 and/or
(727) 725-4993 199
Florida Bar No. 857386
13795 FEB 08, 15,2008 020809 18185


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE


notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a SECOND
C HEARING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 28th day of
ry 2008 at 7:30 PM. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE
604 6125 105 th Avenue North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3604 and
*te legal description of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's
ment.









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S Choung T. and Oanh H. Nguyen


Annexation 6125 105 Avenue North

AX07-59 Pinellas Park, FL 33782

is Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerk's Department. Interested parties are
to attend this meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
y person who decides to appeal any decision of the City Council, City Board, or City
mission, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the
dings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
e city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in the event that you wish to appeal a
n, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, therefore,
iy wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
r the Hearing Impaired- An interpreter for individuals with hearing impairment will be made
le upon requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive Hearing Device
NIFIER) is available from the City Clerk for use in Council Chambers and all meetings rooms
hout the City. This document is available in the following accessible formats: Braille, Large


Audio Tape and Electronic File on Computer Disks.

DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
FEB 15. 22. 2008


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON RESOLUTION


notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinel
a, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING upon the f
LUTION NO. 08-06 in City Hall, 5141 78 th
s Park, Florida on the 28th day of February 200
he title of said Resolution being as follows:

RESOLUTION NO. 08-06

A RESOLUTION ASSESSING LIENS AGAIN;
LANDS CLEARED BY THE CITY OF PINELLI
PARK, FLORIDA, PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 1
ARTICLE I, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCE
PROVIDING FOR THIS RESOLUTION TO I
FILED FOR RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF TI
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF PINELLI
COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR A
EFFECTIVE DATE.
(PROGRAM #21

is Resolution is available for review, in the Cit
ment. Interested parties are invited to attend this
heard.
uy person who decides to appeal any decision of
1, City Board, or City Commission, with respect
considered at this meeting will need a record
dings, and for such purpose, may need to ensu
m record of the proceedings is made, which record
imony and evidence upon which the appeal is to b
e city maintains a tape recording of all public hea
nt that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape ma
equately insure a verbatim record of the pro
re, you may wish to provide a court reporter
e.
)R THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interp
uals with hearing impairment will be made available
As made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an
g Device (magnifier) is available from the City C
Council Chambers and all meetings rooms through
This document is available in the following a
s: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape and Electronic
uter Disks.


DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
FEB 15, 2008


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
)TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That Pursuant to an
f Execution issued in the County Court of Pinellas
a, on the 11th day of September AD., 2007 in t
n Suzen Crowe-Younglove, were plaintiff, and R
re, was defendant, being Case No. 03001921CO-0
court, I, Jim Coats as Sheriff of Pinellas County, Flo
upon all right, title and interest of the named d
B. Devoldre, in and to the following described pr


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d on the 12th day of March A.D., 2008, at 195:
in the city of Clearwater, Pinellas County, Flori&
f 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will
AS IS" "WHERE IS" all of the said defendant's r
rest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and
me subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judge
provided by law, to the highest and best bidder o
ASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may b
nt of costs and the satisfaction, of the described A
f Execution.


OATS, Sheriff
s County, Florida


FEB 08, 15, 22,


By /s/Richard N. No
Richard N. North
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For: Bul
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Orlando; F
29, 2008


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
M Towing and Recovery gives Notice of Forecl
nd intent to sell these vehicles on 02/27/2008, 09:
Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to si
of the Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recovery
ht to accept or reject any and/or all bids.


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Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these
28/2008, 09:00 am at 7658 Ulmerton Road La
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statu
g and Recovery reserves the right to accept or re
all bids.


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Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these
29/2008, 09:00 am at 7658 Ulmerton Road La
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statu
g and Recovery reserves the right to accept or r
all bids.
7 LINCOLN 1LNLM81WXVY74

FEB 15, 2008


021512


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING
llas Park, IN RE: The license to nursing
following of
Avenue, Nakkisha D. Dow.
8 at 7:30 2190 62nd Avenue South
Apt # 4
St. Petersburg, Florida 33712
CASE NO.: 2007-03121
LICENSE NO.: C.N.A. 96451
ST The Department of Health
AS has filed an Administrative
12, Complaint against you, a copy
IS; of which may be obtained by
BE contacting, Jenny S. Kim.
HE Assistant General Counsel,
AS
AN Prosecution Services Unit, 4052
Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65,
13) Tallahassee Florida 32399-
3285, (850) 245-4640.
y Clerks If no contact has been made
meeting by you concerning the above by
February 29, 2008, the matter of
the City the Administrative Complaint
ct to any will be presented at an ensuing
d of the meeting of the Board of
re that a Nursing in informal proceeding.
includes In accordance with the
be based. Americans with Disabilities
rings, in Act, persons needing a special
y or may accommodation to participate in
seedings, this proceeding should contact
at your the individual or agency send-
ing this notice not later than
reter for seven days prior to the proceed-
able upon ing at the address given on the
Assistive notice. Telephone: (850) 245-
Clerk for 4640, 1-800-955-8771(TDD) or
ghout the 1-800-955-8770(V), via Florida
accessible Relay Service.
c File on 16788 JAN 25.FEB1 8 15 2008012504




NOTICE TO CREDITORS
021513 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION
FILE NO. 08-345-ES4
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Amended JOHN JOSEPH McELANEY,
s County, Deceased.
he cause The administration of the
Robert B. estate of John Joseph McElaney
'42 in the deceased, whose date of death
rida have was December 23. 2007 and
defendant, whose Social Security Number
operty to is XXX-XX-4707, 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
5 Carroll and addresses of the personal
da, at the representative and the personal
1 offer for representative's attorney are set
eight, title forth below.
d will sell All creditors of the
fments, if decedent and other persons
)r bidders having claims or demands
be to the against decedent's estate on
Amended 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
north, D.S. OF THE FIRST
Sergeant PUBLICATION OF THIS
Tivil Unit NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
lard Law THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
L Bullard A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
Box 2767 ON THEM.
FL 32802 All other creditors of the
020805 decedent and other persons
having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
closure of THE DATE OF THE FIRST
00 am at PUBLICATION OF THIS
ubsection NOTICE.
reserves ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
)5974 NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
Recovery FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
e vehicles FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
argo, FL MORE AFTER THE
tes. AIM DECEDENT'S DATE OF
eject any DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is February 15,
7665 2008.
9430 Personal Representative:
)6523 JOHN E.M. ELLIS
7585 3637 Fourth Street North
)3048 Ste. 412
34914 St. Petersburg, Florida 33704
Attorney for Personal
Recovery Representative:
e vehicles JOHN E.M. ELLIS
argo, FL Attorney
ites. AIM Ellis & Bradley
eject any P.O. Box 356
St. Petersburg, FL 33731-0356
.7399 Telephone: 727/822-3929
Florida Bar No. 0022486
021501 12050 FEB 15,22,2008 021506


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a FIRST
PUBLIC HEARING in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 28th day of
February 2008 at 7:30 PM. concerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE
NO. 3607 6154 AND 6188 110TH Avenue North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO.
3607 and complete legal description of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City
Clerk's Department.





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ANNEXATION JEFFREY G. THALER
6154 and 6188 110th Avenue North
AX08-04 Pinellas Park, FL 33782



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
proceedings, 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
(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
FEB 15, 22, 2008


10005


NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF Nc
THE SIXTH JUDICIAL Florida
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR follow
PINELLAS COUNTY, Florida Avenue
CASE NO: 08-1146-FD-12 7:30 P

WINETITE ORNER,
Petitioner
And
William s. Orner
Respondent

TO: WILLIAM S. ORNER
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
WINETTE ORNER, whose
address is 9575 58th ST,
Pinellas Park, FL 33782 on or
before March 7, 2008, and file
the original with the clerk of Thi
this Court at 315 Court Street, Depart
Clearwater, FL 33756 before and be
service on Petitioner or Ar
immediately thereafter. If you Counc]i
fail to do so, a default may be matter
entered against you for the relief proceed
demanded in the petition, verbati
Copies of all court the test
documents in this case, Th
including orders, are available the eve
at the Clerk of the Circuit not ad
Court's office. You may review therefo
these documents upon request, expense
You must keep the Clerk of FO
the Circuit Court's office individ
notified of your current address, request
(You may file Notice of Current Hearin
Address, Florida Supreme for use
Court Approved Family Law the Cit
Form 12.915.) Future papers in format:
this lawsuit will be mailed to the Compu
address on record at the clerk's
office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain, 10005
automatic disclosure of
documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in
sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.
Dated: February 1, 2008
Ken Burke
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ LINDA PREIATO
DEPUTY CLERK
315 Court Street
Clearwater, Pinellas County,
FL 33756-5165
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NOTICE OF ACTION CA
BEFORE THE BOARD OF LICE
NURSING
IN RE:
IN RE: The license to practice to prac
nursing of
Mary E
Rebecca M. Morgan, C.N.A P.O. B
315A 11th Street SW St. Pete
Largo, Florida 33770 &
2580 1
CASE NO.: 2007-07613 St. Petn
LICENSE NO.:C.N.A. 84851
Th
The Department of Health has fi
has filed an Administrative Compl
Complaint against you, a copy of whi
of which may be obtained by contact
contacting, Megan M. Blancho, Assisti
Assistant General Counsel, Proseci
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052 Bald C
Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallah.
Tallahassee Florida 32399- 3265,(
32651, (850) 245-4640 If
If no contact has been made by you
by you concerning the above by March
March 14, 2008, the matter of the A(
the Administrative Complaint will be
will be presented at an ensuing meeting
meeting of the Board of Nursin
Nursing in informal proceeding. In
In accordance with the Amerin
Americans with Disabilities Act, p(
Act, persons needing a special accomi
accommodation to participate in this pr
this proceeding should contact the i
the individual or agency sending
sending this notice not later than s
than seven days prior to the procee
proceeding at the address given on the
on the notice. Telephone: (850)- 245-46
245-4640,1-800-955-8771(TDD) 8771(T
or 1-800-955-8770(V), via 8770(V
Florida Relay Service. Service
16788 FFB8 15 22 29 2(0 020812 16788 F


PUBLIC HEARING
QUASI-JUDICIAL
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Pinellas
Park will hold a Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing in City Council
Chambers, City Hall, and 5141 78th Avenue North at 7:00 p.m.
on THURSDAY, March 6, 2008. The Planning and Zoning
Commission will entertain all public comment regarding any
item on their agenda at this meeting. All case files are available
for review at the Technical Services Building, 6051 78th Avenue
North, in the Zoning Division.
1. CASE NO: CU2008-2/MS 2008-10
(QUASI JUDICIAL)

REQUEST: Consideration of a request to allow an
expansion to an approved Conditional
Use for "Churches, temples, and similar
religious institutions" for the develop-
ment of a new church sanctuary in the
"RE" Residential Estate District, with a
waiver to the requirement that no build-
ing shall be located closer than 50 feet
from any property line and a landscape
waiver for interior islands to be placed
within rows of 15 contiguous parking
spaces.


LOCATION:

2. CASE NO:

REQUEST:













LOCATION:

3. CASE NO:


REQUEST:


021511


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
UPON ORDINANCE



notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
a, will hold a SECOND PUBLIC HEARING upon the
ng ORDINANCE NO. 3604 in City Hall, 5141 78th
e, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 28th day of February 2008 at
M., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3604

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY
OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A CERTAIN
PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT
6125 105TH 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.
(CHOUNG T AND OANH H. NGUYEN AX07- 59)

is Ordinance is available for review, in the City Clerks
ment. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting
heard.
iy person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
il, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any
considered at this meeting will need a record of the
dings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a
m record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
e city maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in
ent that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
equately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings,
re, you may wish to provide a court reporter at your
e.
)R THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for
uals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
ts made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
g Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk
in Council Chambers and all meetings rooms throughout
y. This document is available in the following accessible
s: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape and Electronic File on
uter Disks.

DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
FEB 15 22, 2008 021510


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NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE
DARD OF NURSING
.SE NO.: 2007-12332
NSE NO.: CNA 19977

The license
tice nursing of:

E. Harmon, C.N.A.
ox 11592
ersburg, Florida 33733

3th Avenue South
ersburg, Florida 33712

he Department of Health
led an Administrative
aint against you, a copy
ch may be obtained by
ting, Megan M. Blancho,
ant General Counsel,
ution Services Unit, 4052
Cypress Way, Bin #C65,
assee Florida 32399-
(850) 245-4640
no contact has been made
concerning the above by
21, 2008, the matter of
administrative Complaint
presented at an ensuing
g of the Board of
g in formal proceeding.
accordance with the
cans with Disabilities
persons needing a special
anodation to participate in
oceeding should contact
individual or agency
g this notice not later
even days prior to the
ding at the address given
notice. Telephone: (850)
640, 1-800-955-
:DD) or 1-800-955-
V), via Florida Relay
e. MR
FB15 22 29 MR7 20(H)21519


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD
OF NURSING
CASE NO.: 2006-27905 &
2006-27908
LICENSE NO.: C.N.A. 106136

IN RE: The license to practice
nursing of

Doris Lafontaine, C.N.A.
6450 79th Ave. North
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781

The Department of Health
has filed an Administrative
Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by
contacting, Maja S. Holman,
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
March 7, 2008, the matter of the
Administrative Complaint will
be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of
Nursing in informal 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
proceeding at the address given
on the notice. Telephone: (850)
245-4640, 1-800-955-8771
(TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (V),
I I i ._ 4


9661 60th Street

CU 2008-4 (QUASI JUDICIAL)

Consideration of a request for an expan-
sion to an approved Conditional Use for
"Churches, temples, and similar reli-
gious institutions" to allow a "Child Care
Center, Type II" in the "R-5" Multi-
Family Residential Zoning District with
waivers to the Conditional Use require-
ments that the site shall have frontage on
either a collector or arterial right-of-way,
hours of operation and to requirement
that a solid PVC fence shall be placed
along the western property line.

3400 74th Avenue North

MS 2008-22/MS 2008-30/BOA 2008-23
(QUASI JUDICIAL)

Consideration of a Preliminary Site Plan
in the MXD-2 Zoning District with a
request for variances to parking and
building height. Additionally, the site
plan includes details to consider for the
assignation of performance standards
density bonuses and consideration of a
Transfer of Development Rights from
two platted residential lots generally
located south of the entrance to the
England Brothers Bandshell to the devel-
opment site generally located between
76th and 77th Avenues and 58th and 59th
Streets.


LOCATION: Generally located between 76th and77th
Avenues and between 58th and 59th
Streets.


4. CASE NO:

REQUEST:







LOCATION:

5. CASE NO:

REQUEST:


Z 2008-3 (QUASI JUDICIAL)

Rezone a certain parcel of land from "M-
1" Light Industrial District to "B-1"
General Commercial District or a zoning
classification of a lesser intensity as
identified by Chapter 18, Land
Development Code, of the City of
Pinellas Park.

12600 Roosevelt Blvd.

LUPA 2008-2 (QUASI JUDICIAL)

Consideration of a request to amend the
Future Land Use Plan Map from
Industrial Limited (IL) to Resort
Facilities High (RFH) or a land use des-
ignation of a lesser intensity as identified
in the City's adopted Comprehensive
Plan.


LOCATION: 12600 Roosevelt Blvd.

NOTICE


You are invited to register your opinions either at the public
hearing or by a letter stating the reasons for your opinions. Letters
should be addressed to the Zoning Division, Post Office Box 1100,
Pinellas Park, Florida, 33781. For more information, please
contact the Zoning Division.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board or City Commission, with respect to any
matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the
proceedings 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 applicant, proponents, and public should not
communicate either verbally or in writing with the members of the
Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the matter under
consideration except at the quasi-judicial hearing, in that this could
invalidate any action taken at the quasi-judicial hearing. Please
note that at the quasi-judicial hearing anyone who has standing
may address the issues at the hearing. All parties will have an
opportunity to question other speakers and be questioned by any
one who is affected by the case. Should anyone wish to question
City, who reviewed the proposed request for compliance with City
Code for building, engineering, drainage, police or fire issues,
please call the Zoning Division, at least five days prior to the
hearing, so that arrangements can be made to have said staff attend
the meeting.
Any written communication should be received 8 days prior to
the public hearing date in order to be made a part of the record and
letters should be addressed to the Zoning Division, Post Office
Box 1100, Pinellas Park, Florida, 33780. All oral communication
concerning this case is prohibited by Florida State law unless made
at the public hearing. For more information, please contact the
Zoning Division.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In
the event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may
not adequately ensure a verbatim record.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for
individuals with hearing impairment will be made available upon
requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (magnifier) is available from the City Clerk for
use in Council Chambers and all meeting rooms throughout the
City. This document is available in the following accessible
formats: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape, and Electronic File on
Computer Disks.
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INGREDIENTS
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6 tablespoons firm butter or
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I pepper eggs are set; remove from
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Results from three surveys
over the 20 years since the gov-
ernment-insured reverse mortgage
program, known as the Home Eq-
uity Conversion Mortgage, was
first authorized by Congress indi-
cate borrowers are satisfied with
their reverse mortgage. They re-
port greater financial comfort and
peace of mind.
According to a 2007 survey
conducted by AARP, 93 percent
of borrowers reported that the re-
verse mortgage had a positive im-
pact on their lives. In 2000, the
U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD) con-
ducted a survey and found that
participants' level of satisfaction
with their reverse mortgage was
high.
This upholds a survey con-
ducted in 1998 by the Federal Na-
tional Mortgage Association (Fan-
nie Mae) that reported 94 percent
of borrowers were satisfied with
their reverse mortgage decision.
A reverse mortgage enables
homeowners 62 and older to bor-
row against their home with no
required repayment for as long as
they live in their home. Credit


and income are not used in quali-
fying for the reverse mortgage,
and closing costs are financed, so
there is usually no money out of
pocket.
Plus, a reverse mortgage does
not affect Social Security or
Medicare Benefits.
Recent misconceptions in me-
dia coverage of reverse mortgages
include:
A borrower is under no ob-
ligation to buy an annuity or other
financial or investment product as
a condition of obtaining a reverse
mortgage, and is free to use their
reverse mortgage funds for any
purpose they choose.
A borrower may stay in
their home for as long as they
want, even after all reverse mort-
gage funds have been used or the
balance exceeds the value of the
home.
Funds from a reverse mort-
gage may be received in a lump
sum, a line of credit, monthly pay-
ments, or a combination of these
options. This provides seniors
with the flexibility to customize
the way funds are received to best
meet their individual needs.


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legislative process


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