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FRIDAY January 2, 2009


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COMM BRONSON NOAA and FFWC Attempt

ANNOUNCES TOP TEN Disentanglement of critically

COMPLAINTS FOR 2008 endangeredRight Whale off Florida Coast


TALLAHASSEE: Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services Com-
missioner Charles H. Bronson is an-
nouncing the top ten list of complaints
for calendar year 2008. It's no sur-
prise that the no sales solicitation cat-
egory continues to rank number one,
however complaints are up substan-
tially this year. After dropping by
nearly 500 complaints in 2007 to 4223,
the Do Not Call law generated 5006
written complaints in 2008. Bronson
also says the department was able to
provide more than 7.6 million dollars
in refunds in the form of cash, goods
and services, 3 million dollars more
than last year.
The department's Division of Con-
sumer Services is the clearinghouse
for consumer complaints in Florida,
regulating 11 industries and attempt-
ing to mediate problems with unregu-
lated businesses. Complaints against
industries that fall in another agency's
jurisdiction are forwarded to those
agencies. Bronson releases the top
ten list every year to ensure con-
sumers know where the biggest prob-
lem areas lie and can take steps to
protect themselves.
"While I am proud that we have
been able to provide more than seven
and a half million dollars in redress to
consumers, the fact is it is better to
avoid having problems in the first
place," Bronson said. "It is stressful
and time consuming for the public to
take action against a business, so
knowing the pitfalls can help people
make educated decisions in all aspects
of their daily lives."
There were 37,227 total complaints
filed with the department in 2008. Do
not call violations usually lead the way
and that trend continues this year.
Consumers can pay a fee of $10 with
a $5 annual renewal fee to have their
home telephone numbers placed on
the list and avoid unwanted sales calls.


The fee is used only to administer the
program. The types of calls that are
exempt from the list can be found at
www.800helpfla.com/nosales.html.
Travel/vacation plans continue to
rank second with 3,582 written com-
plaints, an increase of more than one
thousand over 2007. There were
2,542 complaints about telemarketers
that did not relate to the Do Not Call
list. Fourth on the list was
credit/banking with 2,471 complaints
and rounding out the top five is the
communications category with 2,370
complaints.
"Clearly people know where to call
for help and they are taking full ad-
vantage of this service," Bronson said.
"We do everything possible to make
the consumer whole and when neces-
sary, take action against businesses
that violate the rules that are in place
to protect consumers."
Price gouging once again made the
top ten list at number six this year
with 2,291 written complaints. The
department continues to investigate
complaints about gasoline price goug-
ing that may have occurred when
Hurricane Ike was in the gulf. Num-
ber seven on the list was motor vehi-
cle sales with 1,754 complaints, motor
vehicle repairs generated 1,672 com-
plaints, landlord/tenant issues
prompted 1,562 complaints and tenth
on the list were construction issues
with 1,216 complaints.
Bronson urges consumers to con-
tact the Department's Consumer Hot-
line at 1-800-HELP FLA (1-800-435-
7352) or 1-800 FL AYUDA
(1-800-352-9832) to register any com-
plaints and to find out the complaint
history against a company before con-
ducting any business. Consumers can
also file complaints online by visiting
the Division of Consumer Services
website at www.800helpfla.com.


Military training on Camp
Blanding to increase in January


Commission under NOAA Permit #932-1489
NOAA's Fisheries Service and its
rescue team partners attempted a dis-
entanglement of a critically endan-
gered North Atlantic right whale on
December 27.
"The disentanglement team re-
moved hundreds of feet of rope yes-
terday, and was able to cut through
more rope today," said Jamison Smith,
NOAA's Fisheries Service's large
whale disentanglement coordinator.
"Although we did not remove all of
the entangling rope, we feel confident
the rest of the rope will slough off as
the whale swims through the water."
A team from the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) first sighted the entangled on
December 26, 2008, during routine
aerial surveys designed to spot right
whales in their only known calving
(birthing) grounds off northeast
Florida and Georgia. These aerial sur-
vey teams provide ships early warn-
ings of right whales in their paths, and
look for sick, injured and entangled
NOAA scientist Smith says the
whale is a young whale born in 2007.
It was last sighted on September 25,
2008 in the Bay of Fundy, Canada,
where it was not entangled at the
time.
"This is good news for North At-


lantic rignt wnales ana truly a team el-
fort," said Smith. "These rescue ef-
forts are not possible without support
from all of our disentanglement net-
work partners."
The disentanglement team con-
sisted of land, sea, and air support
from NOAA, FWC, Georgia Depart-
ment of Natural Resources, Province-
town Center for Coastal Studies, New
England Aquarium and Wildlife Trust.
With only 300-400 in existence,
North Atlantic right whales are among
the most endangered whales in the
world. They are protected under the
U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973
and the Marine Mammal Protection
Act of 1972. Vessel strikes and entan-


glement in nxea nsning gear are tne
two greatest threats to their recov-
ery.
NOAA's Fisheries Service encour-
ages people to report sightings of
dead, injured, or entangled whales to
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission at 1-888-404-
FWCC(3922). All live right whale
sightings should be reported to 1-877-
97-WHALE or 1-877-979-4253.
NOAA understands and predicts
changes in the Earth's environment,
from the depths of the ocean to the
surface of the sun, and conserves and
manages our coastal and marine re-
sources.


ST. AUGUSTINE: Additional traf-
fic and weapons fire will be noticed
around Camp Blanding Joint Training
Center beginning Jan. 6 as Army Na-
tional Guard units arrive there for mil-
itary training.
While the actual exercise begins
Jan. 11, increased traffic will begin Jan.
6 across State Road 16 from the main
gate to the north training area. The
main training group from out-of-state
will begin arriving Jan. 10. The exer-
cise will conclude Jan. 28.
The training will include a lot of
small arms weapons fire as well as
machine guns. The largest impact to
the area will impact driving safety as
military convoys move around the


training area.
The Florida National Guard and
Florida Department of Military Affairs
continue to make every effort to min-
imize noise, traffic congestion and aer-
ial activity, especially during night
hours. There are times, however, that
required training produces an un-
avoidable increase in noise and traffic.
Residents near the training center
can discuss noise concerns with Camp
Blanding's Range Control Office at
(904) 682-3351 or the Department of
Military Affairs Public Affairs Office at
(904) 823-0166.


THE TASTE OF SAFETY HARBOR

CELEBRATES THIRD YEAR


Skyway Bridge Jumper Rescued


SAINT PETERSBURG: St. Pe-
tersburg Fire & Rescue units re-
sponded at 3:30 pm December 26 to
the Skyway Bridge for a report of a ve-
hicle that stopped at the top of the
bridge with a white male sitting in-
side.
Upon arrival fire units found a
white late model Mercury Grand Mar-
quis parked at the top of the Skyway
Bridge in the north bound lane.
An elderly gentleman was standing
beside the car looking over the wall.
Fire Rescue Lt. Brad Dykens was
one of the first units on scene. Lt.
Dykens along with FHP Sergeant


Santamaria found the man to be de-
spondent over the holidays and saying
a prayer.
Dykens, a member of the SPFR's
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
Team spent 29 minutes talking with
the man trying to convince him not to
jump. Efforts paid off as the man left
the side of the bridge and walked over
to Dykens and Santamaria. Santa-
maria took him into protective cus-
tody, transporting him to St. Anthony's
for a psychiatric evaluation.
Lt Dykens said that this was "a
spine chilling moment for me".


SAFETY HARBOR: The Safety
Harbor Chamber of Commerce is
showing its great taste again this year
by hosting the third annual Taste of
Safety Harbor event on January 19,
2009. The event promises to be an
exciting evening with outstanding net-
working opportunities and a sumptu-
ous display of local fare.
The Taste of Safety Harbor will be
held at the Safety Harbor Resort and
Spa at 105 N. Bayshore Blvd. from
5:30 P.M. 9:00 P.M. Tickets are $20
in advance and $25 at the door. With
an estimated count of 20 restaurants
and 300 attendees, the event will cer-
tainly provide variety to satisfy every


taste bud as chamber members pres-
ent a beautiful offering of appetizers,
main course samplings, desserts and
wine. For further enjoyment, the
event will also include an exciting
silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a gor-
geous art exhibit. Interested sponsors
or restaurants can sign-up at
www.SafetyHarborChamber.com or
call the Chamber at 727-726-2890 for
more information.
New this year is an enhanced for-
mat at the Safety Harbor Resort and
Spa. As presenting venue sponsor for
the third year, they will be providing
three rooms: the Baranoff Ballroom
for restaurants; the East Room for the


silent auction; and the Palm Lobby for
guests and the TESA art exhibit.
"These changes will provide for a
more enjoyable and relaxing atmos-
phere for the members and guests,"
states Katie DeMambro, Assistant
General Manager of the Safety Harbor
Resort and Spa and Co-chair of the
2009 Taste of Safety Harbor.
For more information on sponsor-
ships, donations, tickets or volunteer-
ing, please contact the Safety Harbor
Chamber of Commerce at
727.726.2890 or www.safetyharbor-
chamber.com.


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Briefs ............3,5
Calendar ..........2
Classifieds .......5
Crossword.......5


Colum n............3
Legal ads......4-5
Police notes.....4
Weekly recipe..5


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Marks Wildlife Refuge Pet of theweek
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EVENT CALENDAR

Today
GET DOWNTOWN On Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, between 2nd and 3rd
Streets, from 5:30-10 p.m. The festive street party includes live jazz music and
vendors. Sponsored by the Breakfast Optimist Club. Admission is free. For
information: 727-393-3597.
JAZZ: THE ART OF MUSIC From 6 to 9 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Museum of
Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive N.E., St. Petersburg. For information:
www.finearts.org or 727-896-2667.
GUIDED TRAM TOURS At 1 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country
Club Way S., St. Petersburg. For information: www.stpete/boyd or 727-893-
7326.
LATIN NIGHT BY GREG At BayWalk, 151 2nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg, from 7-10
p.m. For information: www.yourbaywalk.com
WRITERS GROUP Bring a manuscript at 10 a.m. to the Tarpon Springs Public
Library, 138 E. Lemon St., to read and have critiqued and get information on
getting published. For information: Lloyd Wilson at 727-267-5612.
ST. PETE SHUFFLE At the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Courts, 559 Mirror Lake
Drive N., from 7-11 p.m. A hip twist on an old game with music, art and fun for
all ages. Equipment provided. Admission is free. www.stpeteshuffle.com or
727-822-2083.
DUNEDIN GREEN MARKET From 8-10 a.m. in Pioneer Park, downtown
Dunedin. For information: 727-733-4215.
LINE DANCING At 10:30 a.m. in the Hale Activities Center, 330 Douglas Ave.,
Dunedin. Join instructor Dorothy Appollino and learn how to line dance like the
pros. Admission: $3 with city recreation card, $4 without.
MOTHER GOOSE TODDLER TIME At 10:15 and 11 a.m. for children ages 1-3 at
the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E. Lemon St. Registration is required. For
information: 727-943-4922.

Saturday, January 3

TRAIN WEEKEND From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park
Drive, ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad on the first full
weekend every month. For information: Charla Lucas, clucas@largo.com or
727-587-6740 ext. 5014.
WAPS PANCAKE BREAKFAST At Albert Whitted Airport, 451 8th Ave. S.E., St.
Petersburg, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The Albert Whitted Airport Preservation
Society encourages diners to fly in or drive in for the monthly breakfast.
Admission: $10 adults, $2 children. For information: www.awaps.org or 727-
822-1532.
SATURDAY MORNING MARKET From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Al Lang Field
parking lot on the corner of 1st Avenue South and 1st Street, St. Petersburg.
Vendors offer fresh produce, gourmet foods, baked goods, plants and flowers,
featuring local artists, live music, organic growers and green products. For
information: www.saturdaymorningmarket.com.
ANTIQUES AND GREEN MARKET At Ferg's and Gas Plant Antiques, Central
Avenue and 13th Street North, St. Petersburg, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A unique mix
of Vendors including fresh produce, barbeque, music, jewelry, candles, metal
sculptures, plants, hand-painted gifts and more. Vendor space is available. For
information: 727-895-0368 or www.gasplant-antiques.com.
PINELLAS COUNTY MARKET IN THE PARK From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Pinellas
County Extension Parking Lot, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Add a touch of
freshness and fun to all holiday gatherings with a bounty of farm-fresh
produce, natural products, gardening items and more. Many vendors plan to
offer holiday items as gifts. Free admission, on-site restrooms and plenty of
room to roam.
GUIDED HIKES In Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive N.E., St.
Petersburg, from 9-11 a.m. For information: www.pinellascounty.org/
environment or 727-453-6500.
HORTICULTURE WORKSHOP At Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N. 11:30 a.m.
For information: www.sunkengardens.org or 727-551-3100.
GUIDED TRAM TOURS At 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101
Country Club Way S., St. Petersburg. For information: www.stpete/boyd or 727-
893-7326.
ART IN THE PARK In Williams Park, St. Petersburg, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids
activities, art vendors, food and music. For information: 727-898-6061.
SOUNDS OF SUMMER From 1-4 p.m. at The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E., St.
Petersburg. For information: www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON FUN From 1-4 p.m. at The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E., St.
Petersburg. For information: www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443.
CRAFT SATURDAYS From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., a youth activity at the Tarpon
Springs Public Library, 138 E. Lemon St.

Sunday, January 4

MUSIC FEST ON THE WATER From 1-4 p.m. at The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E., St.
Petersburg. For information: www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443.
WEST COAST SWING CLUB OF TAMPA BAY Will dance at 7:45 p.m. at Magic
Dance Club, 10001 66th St. N., Pinellas Park. Free beginner lesson at 6 p.m.
Cover charge: $8. Music by Bobby Caudill. For information: 727-804-6612.

Monday, January 5

SAFETY HARBOR CITY COMMISSION Will meet in its chambers, 750 Main
Street. For information: 727-724-1555.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE At 6:30 p.m. in the Hale Activities Center, 330 Douglas
Ave., Dunedin. Admission: $2 with city recreation card, $3 without.
FREE GENEALOGY ASSISTANCE With volunteer genealogist John Kiwala from
10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E. Lemon St.
CHAIR VOLLEYBALL A new program at the Hale Activities Center, 330 Douglas
Ave., Dunedin, that begins at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $1 with city recreation card,
$2 without.
Tuesday, January 6

GARDEN CLUB OF ST. PETERSBURG Will hold its Horticulture for Weekend
Gardeners circle at 7 p.m. in the Garden Center, 500 Sunset Drive S., St.
Petersburg. The program will be "Landscaping With Florida Natives," presented
by Bruce Turley of Wilcox Nursery. For information: Bobbi Siebold,
bobbi33702@yahoo.com or 727-463-4203.
TREASURE ISLAND BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE Will meet at 9 a.m. in City
Hall, 120 108th Ave.
LARGO CITY COMMISSION Will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Largo City Hall, 201
Highland Ave. N.E.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE At 1 p.m. in the Hale Activities Center, 330 Douglas Ave.,
Dunedin. Admission: $2 with city recreation card, $3 without.
GUIDED TRAM TOURS At 1 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country
Club Way S., St. Petersburg. For information: www.stpete/boyd or 727-893-
7326.


ST. MARKS: Today the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection (DEP) announced the antici-
pated arrival of a flock of endangered
whooping cranes to the region in Jan-
uary. The cranes' arrival is a part of
the Whooping Crane Eastern Part-
nership's (WCEP) Whooping Crane
Reintroduction Project at the St.
Marks National Wildlife Refuge. An
international partnership of public and
private organizations, WCEP is con-
ducting the reintroduction project in
an effort to return this endangered
species to its historic range in eastern
North America.
To prepare for the cranes, the
wildlife refuge constructed a three-
acre pen with two ponds to provide
protective habitat. The permit for en-
closure construction was issued by
DEP in September and the enclosures
were constructed and completed in
October with the assistance of local
volunteers and the Wakulla High
School Navy Junior Reserve Officer
Training Corps.
The project, designed by the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service, also in-
cluded placing oyster shell in the two
ponds to provide a roosting area.
Within the ponds, reefs were built
with sandbags and oyster shells,
which will be used to teach the cranes
to sleep in the water to avoid preda-
tors. To aid in the construction, DEP's
Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Pre-
serve donated much of the
oyster shells for the project which was
also completed in October. To fully
protect the birds, the final authoriza-
tion to close portions of Mensler
Creek, Cow Creek and the surround-
ing marshes to the public has been
granted by DEP
"To protect the whooping cranes
and enhance their chances of success,
a protected roosting environment and
seasonal closure of two creeks leading
to the site was approved," said DEP
Northwest District Director Dick
Fancher. "We are honored to be part of
this innovative partnership to bring
back a special endangered species."
In 1950 there were estimated to
be only 16 birds remaining in the wild.
Presently there are approximately 525
birds in existence, 375 in the wild.
The only wild migratory population
winters in the Aransas National
Wildlife Refuge in Texas and summers
in Wood Buffalo National Park in
Canada. Because the birds are con-
centrated in one area of the country,
the Whooping Crane Recovery Team
(WCRT), which is comprised of ten
members, plans actions to protect the
Aransas/Wood Buffalo natural flock
and is charged with establishing two
additional flocks in efforts to safeguard


the whooping crane from possible ex-
tinction.
The team's efforts to establish a
non-migratory whooping crane flock
began in Florida in 1993, using cranes
hatched in captivity. In September,
1999, after searching for the best pos-
sible location to establish a second mi-
gratory flock, the team recom-
mended that the flock be taught a
route with central Wisconsin as the
summer location and the west coast of
Florida as the wintering location. The
WCRT sanctioned Operation Migra-
tion's ultralight-led migration tech-
nique as the main reintroduction
method.
The most recent effort began on
October 17, when 14 ultralight-led
cranes left from central Wisconsin's
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge on
their migration route. Upon arriving
in Florida after traveling more than
1,100-miles, the cranes will be split
into two groups. One group will win-
ter at Chassahowitzka National
Wildlife Refuge and one group will
spend the winter at St. Marks Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge to increase the
chances of success for the project.
Currently, the cranes are in
Franklin County, Tennessee and are
expected to resume their journey and
arrive at the St. Marks National
Wildlife Refuge after the first of the
year. The cranes will remain at the
refuge until they are ready to migrate
back to Wisconsin and it is anticipated
that they will return sometime around
the end of March.
"The St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge is honored to have been des-
ignated one of only three whooping
crane sites in the program," said Terry
Peacock, St. Marks Wildlife Refuge
Manager. "We are overwhelmed with
the community support there has
been for bringing this significant pro-
gram to Wakulla County."
The St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge, established in 1931 to pro-
vide wintering habitat for migratory
birds, is one of the oldest refuges in
the National Wildlife Refuge System.
The refuge encompasses 68,000 acres
spread out between Wakulla, Jeffer-
son, and Taylor counties along the
Gulf Coast of northwest Florida.
For more information on the
Whooping Crane Reintroduction Proj-
ect, go to WCEP's Web site at
www.bringbackthecranes.org.
Monitor the crane's daily progress
at: www.operationmigration.org.
For more information on the St.
Marks National Wildlife Refuge or to
find out how to help purchase a crane
cam at: www.stmarksrefuge.org. Ad-
ditional information on DEP can be
found at www.dep.state.fl.us.


SPCA Tampa Bay: Cassey is a 9-
month-old Labrador/pit mix. As her
picture divulges, she is quite a clown.
She has a lot of puppy blood and will
need a bit of training. If you have a
time and patience, Cassey has plenty
of love.
The Pinellas County Animal Serv-
ices adoption fee is only $35 and in-
cludes spay/neuter, shot series, inter-
nal and external parasite control,
heartworm testing, feline leukemia
testing, rabies tag, license and re-
quired county license.
More companion dogs and cats are
up for adoption at Pinellas County An-
imal Services, located at 12450 Ul-
merton Road. Adoption hours are from
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and from
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The
shelter is closed to the public on
Thursday.

Pet of the week
LUCY LOU


SPCA Tampa Bay: Meet Lucy
Lou, a 2-year-old pit mix. Once you
meet her, you may reconsider your
opinion about her breed. She is a fab-
ulous dog; however, she has been
overlooked because she is so quiet
that no one notices her. She is super
sweet and loves to play with the vol-
unteer staff, and she looks forward to
their walks together.
The Pinellas County Animal Serv-
ices adoption fee is only $35 and in-
cludes spay/neuter, shot series, inter-
nal and external parasite control,
heartworm testing, feline leukemia
testing, rabies tag, license and re-
quired county license.
More companion dogs and
cats are up for adoption at Pinellas
County Animal Services, located at
12450 Ulmerton Road. Adoption
hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday. The shelter is closed to
the public on Thursdays.
St Petersburg Woman's Club
Holds Craft Competition
Members of the GFWC St Peters-
burg Woman's Club at 40 Snell Isle
Boulevard N.E. are getting ready for
the Annual Arts & Crafts Festival on
Friday, January 9th at 1PM.
A variety of works will be on dis-
play such as quilting, crocheting, bead
work, painting and photography to
name a few. Guests are welcome to at-
tend, refreshments will be served.
Winners from this event will go on to
the Regional Federation of Woman's
Club Arts & Crafts competition in
February.
For further information on monthly
meetings, Saturday Group and other
diverse activities which include art &
craft workshops, monthly excursions,
book discussions, weekly sewing
group and card games please call (727)
822-4982. The St Petersburg
Woman's Club has been serving the
community since 1913.


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Mars Rovers Near Five Years Gardening


of Science and Discovery Program Harbor

..___ Library


PASADENA: NASA rovers
Spirit and Opportunity may still have
big achievements ahead as they ap-
proach the fifth anniversaries of their
memorable landings on Mars.
Of the hundreds of engineers and
scientists who cheered at NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
Calif., on Jan. 3, 2004, when Spirit
landed safely, and 21 days later when
Opportunity followed suit, none pre-
dicted the team would still be operat-
ing both rovers in 2009.
"The American taxpayer was told
three months for each rover was the
prime mission plan," said Ed Weiler,
associate administrator for NASA's
Science Mission Directorate at NASA
Headquarters in Washington. "The
twins have worked almost 20 times
that long. That's an extraordinary re-
turn of investment in these challeng-
ing budgetary times."
The rovers have made important
discoveries about wet and violent en-
vironments on ancient Mars. They
also have returned a quarter-million
images, driven more than 21 kilome-
ters (13 miles), climbed a mountain,
descended into craters, struggled with
sand traps and aging hardware, sur-
vived dust storms, and relayed more
than 36 gigabytes of data via NASA's
Mars Odyssey orbiter. To date, the
rovers remain operational for new
campaigns the team has planned for
them.
"These rovers are incredibly re-
silient considering the extreme envi-
ronment the hardware experiences
every day," said John Callas, JPL proj-
ect manager for Spirit and Opportu-
nity. "We realize that a major rover
component on either vehicle could fail
at any time and end a mission with no
advance notice, but on the other hand,
we could accomplish the equivalent
duration of four more prime missions

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on each rover in the year ahead."
Occasional cleaning of dust from
the rovers' solar panels by Martian
wind has provided unanticipated aid to
the vehicles' longevity. However, it is
unreliable aid. Spirit has not had a
good cleaning for more than 18
months. Dust-coated solar panels
barely provided enough power for
Spirit to survive its third southern-
hemisphere winter, which ended in
December.
"This last winter was a squeaker
for Spirit," Callas said. "We just made
it through."
With Spirit's energy rising for
spring and summer, the team plans to
drive the rover to a pair of destina-
tions about 183 meters (200 yards)
south of the site where Spirit spent
most of 2008. One is a mound that
might yield support for an interpreta-
tion that a plateau Spirit has studied
since 2006, called Home Plate, is a
remnant of a once more-extensive
sheet of explosive volcanic material.
The other destination is a house-size
pit called Goddard.
"Goddard doesn't look like an im-
pact crater," said Steve Squyres of
Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y.
Squyres is principal investigator for
the rover science instruments. "We
suspect it might be a volcanic explo-
sion crater, and that's something we
haven't seen before."
A light-toned ring around the inside
of the pit might add information about
a nearby patch of bright, silica-rich
soil that Squyres counts as Spirit's
most important discovery so far. Spirit
churned up the silica in mid-2007 with
an immobile wheel that the rover has
dragged like an anchor since it quit
working in 2006. The silica was likely
produced in an environment of hot
springs or steam vents.
For Opportunity, the next major

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Organic light emitting diodes, each about two square millimeters, display a blue hue
in this device created by University of Florida engineering researchers. The
materials science and engineering researchers have achieved a new record in
efficiency of blue organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. Because blue is essential
to white light, the advance helps overcome a hurdle to lighting that is much more


efficient than compact fluorescents.
GAINESVILLE: For those who
love "green" compact fluorescent
bulbs but hate their cold light, here's
some good news: Researchers are
closer to flipping the switch on
cheaper, richer LED-type room light-
ing.
University of Florida materials sci-
ence and engineers have achieved a
new record in efficiency of blue or-
ganic light-emitting diodes, or
OLEDs. Because blue is essential to
white light, the advance helps over-
come a hurdle to lighting that is much
more efficient than compact fluores-
cents but can produce high-quality
light similar to standard incandescent
bulbs.
"The quality of the light is really
the advantage," said Franky So, a UF
associate professor of materials sci-
ence and engineering and the lead in-
vestigator on the project.
So collaborated with UF materials
science engineering professor Paul
Holloway and UF assistant professor
Jiangeng Xue on the research.
The U.S. Department of Energy,
which funded the research, reported
the results on its Web site. Papers
about it appeared earlier this year in
the journal Applied Physics Letters.


OLEDs are similar to inorganic
light emitting devices, or LEDs, but
are built with organic semiconductors
on large area glass substrates rather
than inorganic semiconductor wafers.
When used in display screens com-
puter monitors, they have higher effi-
ciency, better color saturation and a
larger viewing angle. OLED displays
are also used in cell phones, cameras
and personal digital assistants. OLED
flat panel TVs were introduced by
Sony recently.
So and his team's blue OLED
achieved a peak efficiency of 50 lu-
mens a lumen is a measure of
brightness perceived by human eyes
- per watt. That's a significant step
toward the goal of his project: to
achieve white light with efficiency
higher than 100 lumens per watt.
So said the fact that OLEDs are
highly tunablee" each OLED is an
individual light, which means differ-
ently colored OLEDs can be combined
to produced different shades of light
- puts warm, rich light easily within
reach. "The quality of the light gener-
ated can easily be tuned by using dif-
ferent color emitters" he said. "You
can make it red, green, blue or white."


PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA/JPL
destination is Endeavour Crater. It is
approximately 22 kilometers (14
miles) in diameter, more than 20 times
larger than another impact crater, Vic-
toria, where Opportunity spent most
of the past two years. Although En-
deavour is about 12 kilometers (7
miles) from Victoria, it is consider-
ably farther as the rover drives on a
route evading major obstacles.
Since climbing out of Victoria four
months ago, Opportunity has driven
more than a mile of its route toward
Endeavour and stopped to inspect the
first of several loose rocks the team
plans to examine along the way. High-
resolution images from NASA's Mars
Reconnaissance Orbiter, which
reached Mars in 2006, are helping the
team plot routes around potential sand
traps that were not previously dis-
cernable from orbit.
"We keep setting the bar higher for
what these rovers can do," said Frank
Hartman, a JPL rover driver. "Once it
seemed like a crazy idea to go to En-
deavour, but now we're doing it."
Squyres said, "The journeys have
been motivated by science, but have
led to something else important. This
has turned into humanity's first over-
land expedition on another planet.
When people look back on this period
of Mars exploration decades from now,
Spirit and Opportunity may be con-
sidered most significant not for the
science they accomplished, but for the
first time we truly went exploring
across the surface of Mars."
JPL, a division of the California In-
stitute of Technology, Pasadena, man-
ages the Mars Exploration Rovers for
the NASA Science Mission Direc-
torate, Washington. For more infor-
mation about Spirit and Opportunity,
visit: http://www.nasa.gov/rovers.


Make 2009 the best year for grow-
ing healthful, fresh vegetables in your
own garden with help from Pinellas
County Extension Master Gardener
Nancy Bevilacqua. The From the
Ground Up Program will uncover the
best vegetables to plant in spring and
summer gardens. It will be offered
twice Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m.
and 6:30 p.m., and participants may
attend either session. Programs will
be held at the recently renovated Palm
Harbor Library located at 2330 Ne-
braska Ave.
Learn about soil amendments that
are essential for producing good crops
in Pinellas County's sandy soil and
gain an understanding of what will
thrive and when best to plant vegeta-
bles.
Admission is free, but space is lim-
ited. Citizens can register online at
www.pinellascountyextension.org or
call (727) 582-2100. This From the
Ground Up Program is the first pro-
gram of the 2009 Pinellas County Ex-
tension Master Gardener Garden Se-
ries.
Jan. 14 is also the official opening of
the new Master Gardener Plant Clinic
at the Palm Harbor Library on
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Master Gardeners will offer diagnos-
tic services that will include soil test-
ing along with information about iden-
tifying plants, treatment for insects
and ideas for Florida-friendly land-
scaping. Please note that water tests
still need to be delivered to the Ex-
tension office in Largo, and no live an-
imals should be brought into the clinic
for identification. The north county
location will be convenient for resi-
dents unable to travel to Pinellas
County Extension in Largo.
The Pinellas County Extension
Master Gardener Program is provided
through the University of
Florida/IFAS/Pinellas County Exten-
sion in Largo. These volunteer Mas-
ter Gardeners help with tending the
landscapes at the Florida Botanical
Gardens in addition to providing edu-
cational programs on environmentally
sound Florida-friendly landscape prac-
tices to Pinellas County residents.
These volunteers also provide sup-
port to 4-H and other youth programs.
Find out more about Pinellas
County Extension, its programs and
events by calling (727) 582-2100 or
by visiting www.pinellascountyexten-
sion.org.


AAA Forcast for Fuel


Prices Stable


AAA National Fuel Gauge Report
Overview
BY GEOFF SUNDSTROM
DIRECTOR, AAA PUBLIC
RELATIONS
Although the nationwide average
price of self-serve regular gasoline re-
sumed its decline over the weekend -
falling to $1.619 per gallon, a third day
of air strikes by Israeli forces against
Palestinian targets in the Gaza strip
rattled oil traders enough to push the
price of oil back up to $40 per barrel
by the end of Monday's NYMEX ses-
sion. Wholesale gasoline futures also
moved a bit higher with reformulated
fuel trading near 92 cents per gallon.
The upward price moves for oil and
wholesale gasoline came on a day of
light trading volume, however and re-
gardless of their one-day increase
they still leave room for the average
price of retail gasoline to move lower
in coming days and weeks; perhaps
as low as $1.50 per gallon between
now and the end of February.
It also has to be recognized that al-
though the markets will be watching


and reacting to events in the Middle
East, there are no globally significant
energy assets at risk in this fighting
and demand for oil and gasoline re-
main extraordinarily weak worldwide.
The other two ongoing events
worth noting this week are: 1) con-
tinuing claims from OPEC members
that more oil production cuts are on
the way, and; 2) a resumption of dollar
weakness against the Euro, the Japan-
ese Yen and the Swiss Franc following
the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank's de-
cision to lower the discount rate.
Typically, a weak dollar pushes up
the prices of commodities to U.S. con-
sumers, so this could take on more
significance to energy prices if the
trend worsens. Threats of lower oil
output are probably less of an imme-
diate problem because demand is still
low and inventories are plentiful.
Florida Unleaded & Diesel Average
Regular Diesel
Current Avg. $1.653 $2.470
Month Ago Avg. $1.882 $2.811
Year Ago Avg. $3.103 $3.431


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission advises anglers
that new rules to help manage gag
and red grouper, greater amberjack
and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico
waters take effect on Jan. 1.
The recreational daily bag limit for
gag grouper is now two fish per per-
son within the five-grouper aggregate
limit in all Gulf waters, and the recre-
ational harvest of gag grouper in all
Gulf waters is prohibited from Feb. 1


through March 31.
The recreational daily bag limit for
red grouper in Gulf state waters is
now two fish per person within the
five-grouper aggregate limit. How-
ever, the recreational red grouper
limit in Gulf federal waters is still one
fish per person within the aggregate
limit. Florida state waters extend 9
nautical miles offshore in the Gulf, and
federal waters extend beyond state
waters.


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AT A

GLANCE


Pinellas County
on the Lookout
for Canine

Distemper Virus
Pinellas County Animal Services
is on the lookout for Canine distem-
per, since a outbreak was reported by
Pasco County Animal Services. Dr.
Welch Agnew DVM issued the caution
after the outbreak of Canine Distem-
per Virus in the Pasco animal shelter.
Pasco is only one of several Florida
counties that have experienced this
problem.
For Pinellas County the question is
when, not if, this deadly virus will
emerge as a major problem in unvac-
cinated dogs.
Canine distemper virus is carried
by wild animals, such a raccoons,
foxes and coyotes and is easily trans-
mittable to unvaccinated dogs. The
virus looks like a common cold or ken-
nel cough at the beginning of an in-
fection but can quickly progress to
pneumonia and death. It is not trans-
missible to cats or humans.
While puppies are at the greatest
risk, the disease is also transmissible
to adult dogs and ferrets. In consider-
ation of this threat, it is more impor-
tant than ever for pet owners to keep
their pets well vaccinated and safely
confined where they won't come in
contact with unvaccinated or sick an-
imals. Distemper is typically included
in vaccinations that veterinarians rou-
tinely give domestic dogs.
Pet owners with questions about
their pet's vaccination status should
consult with their veterinarians and
ensure that their pets are protected.


Pet of the week


REGAL REGGIE


SPCA Tampa Bay: Regal Reggie
is a gorgeous cream colored Chow.
Fully grown and fully fluffy at 2-years
old, Reggie is a real love. He is house-
trained and knows some basic com-
mands. Due to his large size, we
would recommend him for a home
with older children. Reggie would love
to have a fenced-in yard where he
could run and play! He really is a
sweet-natured guy who just needs a
home where he can be loved and
given lots of care and affection. Proper
grooming is a must for Reggie's fluffy
coat!
Regal Reggie arrived here at the
SPCA Tampa Bay when his owners
lost their home If you think Reggie
would make a great addition to your
family, please come see him at the
SPCA Tampa Bay 9099 130th Avenue
North in Largo or call 727-586-3591.


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FWC Issues New Gulf grouper, amber-
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LEGAL NOTICES


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
REF: 08-4210-ES
DIVISION 003

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEFFREY CLARK BENNETT
Deceased.
The administration of the
Estate of Jeffrey Clark Bennett,
Deceased, whose date of death
was March 14, 2007, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Room 106,
Clearwater, Florida 33756. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorneys
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 SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December 26,
2008.
Personal Representative
Linda S. Bennett
2015 Oak View Lane
Palm Harbor, Florida 34683
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
Rowe & Rowe, PA.
By: R. Lee Rowe, III
Florida Bar No. 277622
9471 Baymeadows Road
Suite 203
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
Telephone: (904) 730-2070
Fax: (904) 730-2618
Attorneys for Petitioner
12540 DEC 26 2(08 IAN 2 20091226Y09


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 08-5100-ES-003

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN HOWARD WINDSETH
Deceased.

The administration of the
estate of JOHN HOWARD
WINDSETH, deceased, whose
date of death was JULY 9, 2008,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL
33756. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below,
All creditors of the 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 SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is DECEMBER 26,
2008.
Personal Representative:
ERIC H. WINDWETH
2365 DORA DRIVE
CLEARWATER, FL 33765
Attorney for Personal
Representative;
Cynthia J. McMillen
Florida Bar No. 351581
SPN:01769503
Law Offices of Joseph F, Pippen,
Jr. & Associates, PL
1920 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33771
Telephone: (727) 586-3306
1H105DE 26.20 TANO22009 122614


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number 08-6546-ES-4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANN E. RIES
Deceased.

The administration of the estate of ANN E. RIES, deceased, File
Number 08-6546-ES-4, is pending in the Circuit Court, for Pinellas
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Pinellas
County Courthouse Probate Division, 545 First Avenue North, St.
Petersburg, Florida 33701. The name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of the first publication of this
notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's estate must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first Publication of this notice is December 26,
2008.

Robert J. Ries
Personal Representatives
3284 Hilary Circle
Palm Harbor, FL 34684


Holger D. Gleim, Esquire
Attorney For Personal Representative
Bronstein, Carlson,
Gleim, Shasteen & Smith, PA.,
150 2nd Ave. North, Suite 1100
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 898-6694
Fl Bar No. 342841
SPN# 00995205
10416 DEC 26. 2008 JAN 02. 2009


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING

IN RE: The license to practice
nursing of
Renee D. Edwards, C.N.A.
1820 44th Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
&
794 40th Avenue Northeast
St. Petersburg, Florida 33703

CASE NO.: 2008-14041


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING
upon the following ORDINANCE NO. 3657 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the
8th day of TANUARY 2009 at 7:30 PM., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3657

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA,
CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED ON 126TH AVENUE
BETWEEN 49TH STREET AND 58TH STREET LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED
HERETO IN EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE A PART HEREOF, LYING WITHIN SECTION 9,
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. (126TH AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY -AXO8-25)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON
PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING
in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 8th day of TANUARY 2009 at 7:30 P.M. con-
cerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3657 generally located on 126th
Ave. between 49th St. and 58th St. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3657 and complete
legal description of the area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON ORDINANCE


Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING
upon the following ORDINANCE NO. 3659 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the
8th day of JANUARY 2009 at 7:30 PM., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3659

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A
CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT 6183 108TH AVENUE
NORTH, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERETO IN EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE
A PART HEREOF, LYING WITHIN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 16
EAST, PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF THE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE CORPORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONING
CLASSIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF
ORDINANCES CONFLICTING HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(EARL ANDERSON, JR. AND DENISE ANTONUCCI -AX08-26)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON
PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING
in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 8th day of TANUARY 2009 at 7:30 P.M. con-
cerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3659 located at 6183 108th
Avenue. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3659 and complete legal description of the
area to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.
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I n-I Earl Andeson, Jr. and Denie Antonucci
N t nto e613 10oath Avenue North
PAXO-inellas Park, FL 33782-2547

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING
upon the following ORDINANCE NO. 3660 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the
8th day of TANUARY 2009 at 7:30 P.M., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3660

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A
CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT 12353 69TH STREET
NORTH, LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERETO IN EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE
A PART HEREOF, LYING WITHIN SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 16
EAST, PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF THE
LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF THE CORPORATE BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF
PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE ASSIGNMENT OF CITY ZONING
CLASSIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF
ORDINANCES CONFLICTING HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
(JASON PATNELLA AX08-27)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON
PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING
in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the 8th day of JANUARY 2009 at 7:30 P.M. con-
cerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3660 located at 12353 69th Street
North. The proposed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3660 and complete legal description of the area
to be annexed are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.


122615


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING

IN RE: The license to practice
nursing of
Sabrina Holloman, C.N.A.
a.k.a. Sabrina Garrett.
1010 43rd Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711
&
3638 14th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711

CASE NO.: 2006-41324


LICENSE NO.: C.N.A. 147229 LICENSE NO.: C.N.A. 102900


The Department of Health
has filed an Administrative
Complaint against you, a copy of
which may be obtained by con-
tacting, Maja S. Holman,
Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052
Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65,
Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265,
(850) 245-4640
If no contact has been made
by you concerning the above by
January 23, 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 accom-
modation 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), via Florida Relay
Service.
16788 DFR 1926 2008 TAN29 2009 121906


The Department of Health
has filed an Administrative
Complaint against you, a copy of
which may be obtained by con-
tacting, Megan M. Blancho,
Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052
Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65,
Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265,
(850) 245-4640
If no contact has been made
by you concerning the above by
January 23, 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 accom-
modation 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), via Florida Relay
Service.
16895 DEC 19. 26 2008 JAN2 9 2009 121905


These Ordinances are available for review, in the City Clerks Department. Interested parties are invited
to attend this meeting and be heard.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings, in the event that you wish to appeal a deci-
sion, the tape may or may not adequately insure a verbatim record of the proceedings, therefore, you may
wish to provide a court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for individuals with hearing impairment will be
made available upon requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive Hearing Device (MAG-
NIFIER) is available from the City Clerk for use in Council Chambers and all meetings rooms throughout
the City. This document is available in the following accessible formats: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape and
Electronic File on Computer Disks.


DnPr o2. 0nn TA.M 2 Anno


NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 08-009544 CI Section 21

STEVEN G. BYRKIT
Plaintiff,
vs.
CANDICE K. BYRKIT a/k/a CANDICE K. COSTIGAN,
Defendants.

TO: CANDICE K. BYRKIT a/k/a
CANDICE K. COSTIGAN a/k/a CANDACE COSTIGAN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED of the sale of the following described property
in Pinellas County, Florida, to wit;

Lot 21, ADDITION TO FORD'S SUBDIVISION, according
to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 35, Page
38 of the Public Records of Pinellas County, Florida

Sale of the above referenced real property shall be held by the
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pinellas County, Florida, at a public sale
on the 20th day of January, 2009, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., to the highest
bidder for cash, at the first floor main lobby of the Pinellas County
Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756, in Pinellas
County, Florida in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 45.031 and
pursuant to Final Default Judgment of Foreclosure dated December. 1,
2008, entered in this action.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.

Dated this 18th day of December, 2008.


16070


KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ KENNAN M. BORNE
Deputy Clerk
DEC. 26. 2008. JAN. 2. 2009 122604 20345


DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
122605


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 08-5124
Division ES-003

IN RE: ESTATE OF
SALLY ANN SMITH
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of SALLY ANN SMITH,
deceased, whose date of death
was July 15, 2008, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Florida 33756, The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative'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 SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December 26,
2008.
Personal Representative:
Karen Valenti
1350 Woodland Place
Plymouth, Michigan 48170
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Susan M. Charles
Attorney for Karen Valenti
The Charles Law Offices
801 West Bay Drive
Suite 403
Largo, FL 33770
Telephone: (727) 683-1483
Fax: (727) 683-1484
Florida Bar No. 11107
SPN 02793037
17705DEC. 26, 2008, JAN. 2, 2009122601

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
REF#08-3549ES3
UCN#522008CP003549XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JULIE F SHUBRICK
Deceased
The administration of the
estate of JULIE F SHUBRICK,
deceased, who died March 31,
2008, UCN Number
522008CP003549XXESXX and
Reference Number 08-3549ES3,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL
33756. The name and address 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 the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
serve must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is December 26,
2008.
Personal Representative:
Allen R Roberts
C/O Cynthia J. Pfeiffer, Esq.
RPO. Box 2143
Largo, FL 33779
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Cynthia J. Pfeiffer, Esq.
RPO. Box 2143
Largo, FL 33779
(727) 447-8486
Florida Bar #443212
1204ODEC 26, 2008, JAN. 2, 2009122608


NOTICE OF SALE
THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
UCN: 522008CA010604XXCICI
REF NO. 08-010604-CI-011

RONALD J. KUHNY, GLORIA W. KUHNY,
MATTHEW J. MULE, FRAIN ENTERPRISES, INC.,
a Florida corporation, and BARRETT HOLDINGS, LLC,
a Florida limited liability company,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
FARWEST PROPERTIES, LLC,
a Florida limited liability company,
Defendant.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Partial Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 17, 2008, in the above-styled
cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the West
entrance of the Pinellas County Judicial Building, 545 First Avenue
North, St. Petersburg, Florida at 11:00 am on January 20, 2009, the fol-
lowing described property:

LOT 6 OF ROUND LAKE CHALET, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 127, PAGE 91, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA ("LOT 6")
AND
LOT 7 OF ROUND LAKE CHALET, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 127, PAGE 91, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA ("LOT 7")

Dated this 22ND day of December, 2008.


KEN BURKE,
Clerk of the Court
By: /S/KENNAN M. BORNE
As deputy clerk
JAN 2 9 2009 010202


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 08-7815-ES
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NAYMON TERRY
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Naymon Terry,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 4, 2008, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL
33756. The names and addresses
of the 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 SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December 26,
2008.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-6614-ES3
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALLAN R. BASSETT
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of ALLAN R. BASSETT,
deceased, whose date of death
was September 8, 2007, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Florida 33756, The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative'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 AFTERTHE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is December 26,


Personal Representative: 2008.
Laura Terry Personal Representative:
2618 Cove Cay Drive Unit #901 Christine L. Bassett
Clearwater, Florida 33760 345 Shirley Avenue
Attorney for Personal Clearwater, Florida 33756
Representative Attorney for Personal
Cynthia J. McMillen Representative:
Law Offices of Joseph F Pippen, Kevan Boyles
Jr. & Associates, PL Attorney for Christine L. Bassett
1920 East Bay Drive 319 8th Street
Largo, FL 33771 West Palm Beach, Fl 33401
Telephone: (727) 586-3306 Telephone: (561) 833-2472
Florida Bar No. 351581 Fax: (561) 837-6611
SPN: 01769503 Florida Bar No. 285854
13105DEC. 26, 2008, JAN. 2, 2009122603 17705DEC. 26, 2008, JAN. 2, 2009122602
NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
Case No. 06-4495-CI 08
UCN 52-2006-CA-004495XXCICI

Emigrant Mortgage Company, Inc.
Plaintiff,

Terrance S. Hayes; Rolan Kay Daniels; Eric Eugene Daniels, III;
City of St. Petersburg Code Enforcement Board; Michelle Daniels;
Adelle Hughes,
Defendants.

Adelle Hughes,
Third Party Plaintiff,
vs.
John Palumbo,
Third Party Defendant.

Adelle Hughes,
Third Party Plaintiff,
vs.
Edward L. Williams,
Third Party Defendant.

Adelle Hughes,
Cross-claimant,
vs.
Terrance S. Hayes,
Cross-claim Defendant.

Pursuant to the terms of the Final Judgment of foreclosure entered
on November 4, 2008, Ken Burke, CPA, Clerk of Pinellas County
Circuit Court, shall sell the property described below at judicial sale in
the Lobby of the Courthouse in Pinellas County, 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, Florida 33756, on February 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.

Legal Description:

LOT 9 IN BLOCK F OF STEPHENSON MANOR UNIT
2, 4TH ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 64,
PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF PINELLAS
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A 2543 61ST AVENUE SOUTH, ST.
PETERSBURG, FL 33712

DATED the 23rd day of December 2008
KEN BURKE, CPA
By: /s/LARRY ELLIOTT
Deputy Clerk
19055 JAN. 2, 9, 2009 010201

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Citywide Street Curbing and Ramps FY 2009
St. Petersburg, Florida
Project Nos. 09003-330 & 09003-430
THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED "SHELTERED
MARKET" AND AS SUCH ONLY CERTIFIED SMALL BUSI-
NESS ENTERPRISE (SBE) COMPANIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO
BID.

Sealed Proposals will be received by the City of St. Petersburg,
Florida, at the office of the City Engineering & Capital Improvements
Director, seventh floor, Municipal Services Center, One Fourth
Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, until:

2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 28, 2009

At this time and place, said Proposals will be publicly opened and
read aloud. All Proposals (including mailed proposals) must be in the
office of the City Engineering & Capital Improvements Director by
said bid opening time and date. Any Proposals received after said bid
opening time and date will be rejected. The City of St. Petersburg will
not be responsible for the failure of the United States mail or for pri-
vate couriers or messengers to deliver proposals to the office of the City
Engineering & Capital Improvements Director by said bid opening
time and date.
The Work consists of furnishing all labor, material and equipment
necessary for removal of deteriorated curbs, construction of concrete
curbs, curbs ramps, and associated sidewalks, as well as restoration of
adjacent street pavement, sodded parkway, and irrigation systems.
Plans, Specifications, Contract Documents, and necessary forms
for submittal of Proposals are open to public inspection at the office of
the City Engineering & Capital Improvements Director (telephone:
727-893-7827) and may be obtained from the Engineering & Capital
Improvements Department Records Section between the hours of 8:30
A.M. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 RPM. for a Sixty Dollar ($60.00) non-
refundable charge. Upon request, Plans and Specifications may be sent
by delivery, at the requestor's expense, provided a valid FedEx account
number is provided at the time of the order.
All Proposals shall be submitted on standard forms provided in the
Specifications and shall be sealed and plainly marked, "Proposal for
Project Nos. 09003-330 & 09003-430". Bids must be accompanied by
a certified check, cashier's check or Bid Bond in the amount of not less
than five percent (5%) of the Bidder's estimated Contract total. The
City of St. Petersburg reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
Bids, in whole or in part, and to waive informalities and irregularities.
A pre-bid conference will be held in the meeting room of the
Engineering & Capital Improvements Department, Municipal Services
Center, One 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, seventh floor, beginning at:


10:30 A.M.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009


for the purpose of discussing any questions prospective Bidders
may have regarding the Work to be done under said project. Site visit,
inspection and walk-through may be conducted after the pre-bid con-
ference.


18314


CITY OF ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Thomas B. Gibson, RE.
Engineering & Capital Improvements Director
JAN. 2 2009


010203


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NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 08019060 CI -020
In re Assignment for the
Benefit of Creditors of:
RIVIERA SOUTHSHORE
VENTURES, LLC,
Assignor
to:
GARY H. BAKER,
Assignee
TO CREDITORS AND OTHER
INTERESTED PARTIES:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that on December 10, 2008, an
assignment for the benefit of
creditors pursuant to chapter 727,
Florida Statutes, was made by
RIVIERA SOUTHSHORE VEN-
TURES, LLC, Assignor, with
principal place of business at 724-
A Second Avenue South, St.
Petersburg, FL 33701, to GARY
H. BAKER, Assignee, whose
address is 3993 Arlington Drive,
Palm Harbor, FL 34685, and that
a Petition commencing the legal
proceeding for the assignment
was filed on December 15, 2008.
YOU ARE HEREBY further
notified that in order to receive
any dividend in this proceeding
you must file a proof of claim
with the Assignee on or before
April 14, 2009.
Gary H. Baker, Assignee
3993 Arlington Drive
Palm Harbor, FL 34685
XXXXDEC 19.26,~2008 JAN 2 9 2009 121915
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 08-8204 ES-003
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HEATHER ELIZABETH
WHALLEY
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Heather Elizabeth
Whalley, deceased, whose date of
death was April 12, 2008, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL
33756. The names and addresses
of the 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 SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST 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 DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is January 02, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Seth Whalley
54 Willow Avenue
Somerset, MA 02726
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Susan M. Charles
Attorney for Seth Whalley
The Charles Law Offices
801 West Bay Drive
Suite 403
Largo, FL 33770
Telephone: (727) 683-1483
Fax: (727) 683-1484
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LEGAL NOTICES


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Main Library Interior Renovations
St. Petersburg, Florida
Project No. 03319-019
Sealed Proposals will be received by the City of St. Petersburg,
Florida, at the office of the City Engineering & Capital improvements
Director, seventh floor, Municipal Services Center, One Fourth
Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, until:


2:00 P.M.


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At this time and place, said Proposals will be publicly opened and
read aloud. All Proposals (including mailed proposals) must be in the
office of the City Engineering & Capital Improvements Director by
said bid opening time and date. Any Proposals received after said bid
opening time and date will be rejected. The City of St. Petersburg will
not be responsible for the failure of the United States mail or for pri-
vate couriers or messengers to deliver proposals to the office of the City
Engineering & Capital Improvements Director by said bid opening
time and date.
The Work consists of furnishing all labor, material and equip-
ment necessary to renovate selected areas of the library build-
ing including painting, constructing built-in casework, and
replacing floor coverings. The Contractor shall also coordi-
nate installation of new modular furniture systems) furnished
by the City.
Plans, Specifications, Contract Documents, and necessary forms
for submittal of Proposals are open to public inspection at the office of
the City Engineering & Capital Improvements Director (telephone:
727-893-7827) and may be obtained from the Engineering & Capital
Improvements Department Records Section between the hours of 8:30
A.M. to noon and 1:00 to 4:30 PM. for a One Hundred Thirty Dollar
($130.00) non-refundable charge. Upon request, Plans and
Specifications may be sent by delivery, at the requestor's expense, pro-
vided a valid FedEx account number is provided at the time of the
order.
City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
policy shall apply to all Work under this project. The goal
of 15% of the contract price has been established for SBE
participation.
All Proposals shall be submitted on standard forms provided in the
Specifications and shall be sealed and plainly marked, "Proposal for
Project No. 03319-019". Bids must be accompanied by a certified
check, cashier's check or Bid Bond in the amount of not less than five
percent (5%) of the Bidder's estimated Contract total. The City of St.
Petersburg reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids, in whole
or in part, and to waive informalities and irregularities.
A pre-bid conference will be held in the meeting room of the
Engineering & Capital Improvements Department, Municipal Services
Center, One 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, seventh floor, beginning at:
10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 15, 2009
for the purpose of discussing any questions prospective Bidders
may have regarding the Work to be done under said project. Site visit,
inspection and walk-through may be conducted after the pre-bid con-
ference.
CITY OF ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Thomas B. Gibson, PRE.
Engineering & Capital Improvements Director
Plans and/or Specifications available after: 1/2/09


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St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg residents
can find a second use for their Christmas tree by
allowing the city to recycle the trees. For those
who want to drop off their Christmas tree at
one of the city's five brush sites, see details be-
low. Sanitation crews will provide curb-side or
alley pick up of discarded Christmas trees in
the neighborhoods on Saturday, January 10,
2009, ONLY.
Here's how to take advantage of the free pick
up:
RESIDENTIAL HOUSES: Place tree no
closer than 3 feet beside the garbage container
in the usual location curb or alley.
LARGE APARTMENT COMPLEXES:
Place the trees in a central location. When trees
accumulate, apartment managers should call
Commercial Sanitation at 893 7351 and a crew
will be sent for pick up.
SMALLER APARTMENT COMPLEXES:
Place trees beside or behind the large metal
dumpsters and they will be picked up on regu-
lar collection days.
If your tree is not picked up on the designated
day and you need to request a special collection
of your Christmas tree after January 10, 2009,
please call 893-7334 (press 5) or 893-7398 and
press 5. **
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pose of their tree sooner are encouraged to drop o
it off at any one of the city's five brush sites. If w
a plastic tree bag is used when transporting the a AV
tree, it should be removed and placed in the bin IV
provided for tree bags. 1
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Avenue NE, 7750 26th Avenue North 2500 26th -
Avenue South, 4015 Dr. ML King Jr. St. South 0 S
(9th St.), 2453 20th Avenue North
The trees are ground into a sweet smelling
mulch which is mixed with standard mulch and 0 0
is available free at each brush site (bring your o
own shovels and containers). The mulch is free a
for residents to pick up and is also used by the -*
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other facilities. 4
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Business Network :

International

opnes new office
Are you interested in growing your business? 0 0
BNI, Business Network International, a net- 0
working organization specializing in the ex- m
change of qualified business referrals among S M
members, is opening a new chapter in St. Pe- S 4
tersburg. Business professionals are invited to 0
attend a Kick-Off breakfast meeting on Tuesday
January 6th at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11
Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 from
7:30 9:30 AM. "The Kick Off is an opportunity
to learn the secrets of how success-minded busi-
ness professionals are succeeding by doubling
their client base through word-of-mouth or re- (
ferral-based marketing, says Jeannie O'Grady,
Vice President for the Nexus BNI Chapter and
Mortgage Broker with Creative Mortgage
Lenders.
Business professionals interested in locking
out their competition from generating a steady elp4l
source of referrals and gaining new clients for e* W
themselves are welcome to attend the breakfast. a
For more information, contact Jeannie O'Grady 410
at: 727-542-7001 to be added to the guest list, as mm
seating is limited.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

McCOLLUM ANNOUNCES

ANIMAL FIGHTING TIP LINE


TALLAHASSEE: Attorney General Bill Mc-
Collum today announced that Floridians can now
report animal fighting and be eligible for a re-
ward of up to $5,000 by calling The Humane So-
ciety of the United States' animal fighting tip line
at 877-TIP-HSUS (847-4787).
The toll-free tip line was first established in
Georgia by The HSUS and Atlanta-based cor-
porate security firm Norred & Associates Inc.
Because of its success, and with the support of
Florida's Attorney General, the tip line has been
expanded to help combat dogfighting and cock-
fighting in Florida.
"Animal fighting is a cruel and criminal be-
havior often associated with gang activity and
other violence," said Attorney General McCol-
lum. "Now Floridians will have an easy, anony-
mous way to help make their neighborhoods
safer and perhaps receive a substantial reward
for their efforts."
The HSUS' Florida animal fighting tip line is
managed by investigators with Norred & Asso-
ciates and The HSUS. Once tips are authenti-
cated, investigators work with law enforcement
agencies to inspect, arrest and prosecute animal
fighters. Callers' identities are protected, and if
a caller's tip leads to the arrest and prosecution
of an animal fighter, the caller becomes eligible
for a reward of up to $5,000 from The HSUS.
'Animal fighting is a horribly cruel activity
and I am proud to help bring the criminals who
engage in these blood sports to justice," said
Greg D. Norred, founder and CEO of Norred &
Associates. "The HSUS animal fighting tip line
has been immensely successful in Georgia and
we're hopeful that we will have similar results in
Florida."


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RAYS INK RHP
JOE NELSON TO
ONE-YEAR DEAL
ST. PETERSBURG: The Tampa
Bay Rays have signed right-handed
relief pitcher Joe Nelson to a one-year
contract.
Nelson, 34, went 3-1 with one save
and a 2.00 ERA in a career-high 59 re-
lief outings for the Marlins in 2008.
His ERA ranked third among National
League relievers (10th in majors) be-
hind the Dodgers' Hong-Chih Kuo
(1.69) and the Phillies' Brad Lidge
(1.95). He surrendered just 42 hits
while striking out 60 in 54.0 innings
and held opponents to a .207 batting
average. He began the season at Al-
buquerque (AAA) and posted 11 saves
and a 2.10 ERA in 19 outings before
his promotion to Florida on May 25.
Only the Mets' Pedro Feliciano (61)
and Joe Smith (60) worked in more
games in the majors from that point
through season's end.
"We feel like Joe can really help our
bullpen," said Rays Executive Vice
President, Baseball Operations An-
drew Friedman. "He had a tremen-
dous season in 2008 and has been
very effective against both left-handed
and right-handed hitters. Our bullpen
was a large part of our success in 2008
and our quest is to have one of the top
bullpens in the American League on
an annual basis. Adding Joe certainly
helps on that front."
Originally a fourth round selection
by the Atlanta Braves in 1996, Nelson
owns a career mark of 4-2 with 10
saves and a 4.09 ERA in 107 major
league games with the Braves (2001),
Red Sox (2004), Royals (2006) and
Marlins. He has held opposing hit-
ters to a .235 average during his big
league career. This will be his second
stint with the Rays organization, hav-
ing spent most of the 2005 season at
Durham (AAA).
Nelson and wife, Teresa, reside in
West Palm Beach, Fla. with their three
children.


Sun Dome to

Host Super Bowl

Breakfast on

Jan. 31

TAMPA: The day before Super
Bowl XLIII USF students and other
fans will join sports legends at the
Sun Dome for the 22nd annual Ath-
letes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast.
The official Super Bowl XLIII sanc-
tioned event is on the calendar for
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at 8 a.m. when
the USF Sun Dome is expected to
host nearly 7,000 guests, sponsors
and celebrities in attendance to hear
from distinguished NFL athletes and
coaches and to see the awarding of
the prestigious Bart Starr Award.
The Athletes in Action Bart Starr
Award is voted on by the NFL players
and honors one player who best ex-
emplifies outstanding character and
leadership in the home, on the field
and in the community. The award,
bearing the name of NFL Hall of
Famer Bart Starr, honors Starr's life-
long commitment to serving as a pos-
itive role model to his family, team-
mates and community. Past winners
include the likes of NFL Greats
LaDainian Tomlinson, Derrick
Brooks, John Lynch, Aeneas Williams
and Reggie White.
"We are very excited to see so
many NFL Greats in our own back-
yard," said USF Associate Athletics
Director for Student-Athlete Devel-
opment Amy Haworth. "This is a
wonderful opportunity for our stu-
dents to get up close and hear from
their athletic role models and heroes."
The 2009 breakfast program fea-
tures NFL athletes and coaches, in-
cluding Tony Dungy, head coach for
Super Bowl winning team Indianapo-
lis Colts, NFL Hall of Famers Bart
Starr and Anthony Munoz, Tampa Bay
Buccaneer Derrick Brooks and for-
mer San Francisco 49er Brent Jones


as emcee.
The Super Bowl Breakfast is
among many events that USF is host-
ing during Super Bowl week. The
USF football team will open its locker
room, practice fields, training room
and weight room to the AFC Cham-
pion team. The Sun Dome will also
host the Super Bowl Gospel Celebra-
tion on Friday, Jan. 30.
Tickets cost $20 and are available
on Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-
866-448-7849.


Where to find the

Pinellas News

ST. PETERSBURG
Pinellas News Offices, 533 4th St N.
CVS, 845 4th St. N.
Dave's Restaurant, 2339 MLK Blvd. N.
Exxon, 3201 MLK Blvd. N.
KFC, 6300 MLK Blvd. N.
Sweetbay, 7491 4th St. N.
Corner of 1st Street North & 23rd Avenue North
Corner of Barrett Blvd. N.E. & Snell Isle Blvd. N.E.
Bayboro Books (USF campus), 121 7th Ave. S.
Corner of 4th Avenue N.E. & Beach Drive N.E.
Bank of America Tower, 200 Central Ave.
St Pete Chamber, 100 2nd Ave. N.
Open Air Post Office, 400 1st Ave. N.
City Hall, 175 5th St. N.
Dome Grill, 561 Central Ave.
Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave.
Skyway Jack's Restaurant, 2795 34th St. S.
Winn Dixie at Tyrone Gardens, 1050 58th St. N.

ST. PETE BEACH
Jen's Java, 7410 Gulf Blvd.

KENNETH CITY
Winn Dixie, 5800 54th Ave. N.

PINELLAS PARK
Busy Bee Restaurant, 7317 49th St. N.
Bob Evans Restaurant, 7550 U.S. 19 N.
Pinellas Park Post Office, 5260 78th Ave. N.
DeMills Family Restaurant, 6501 Park Blvd.

CLEARWATER
Corner of Tropic Hills Drive & U.S. 19
BP Station, 2198 Gulf To Bay Blvd.
Chris & Co. Beauty Factory, 1701 Drew St.
Municipal Service Bldg., 100 S. Myrtle Ave.
Clearwater Court House North, 315 Court St.
Corner of South Osceola Avenue and Court Street
The Atrium, 601 Cleveland St.

CLEARWATER BEACH
City parking lot beside CVS, 462 Mandalay Ave.
Behind Hess Express Station, 32 Bay Esplanade

SAFETY HARBOR
Corner of 5th Avenue and Main Street
Corner of 2nd Avenue and Main Street

INDIAN SHORES
The Pub, 20025 Gulf Blvd.
7-Eleven, 19531 Gulf Blvd.

REDINGTON SHORES
Corner of 183rd Terrace West & Gulf Blvd.
Dubai Long Pier, 17490 Gulf Blvd.

TREASURE ISLAND
Corner of 119th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard

SEMINOLE
Perkins, 8841 Park Blvd. (Behind CVS)


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