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FRIDAY March, 06, 2009


Philadelphia Phillies Tampa Bay Rays Toronto Blue Jays
At Bright House Field, Clearwater At Chadotte Sports Park, t Charlotte At Knology Field, Dunedin
Saturday: Detroit Tigers Saturday: Boston Red Sox Saturday: Cincinnatti Reds
Sunday: @ Atlanta Braves Sunday: @ Boston Red Sox Sunday: @ Cincinnatti Reds
Monday: Cincinnatti Reds Monday: Minnesota Twins Monday: @ Ney York Yankees
Wednesday: Atlanta Braves Tuesday: Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday: @ Tampa Bay Rays
Thursday: @ Tampa Bay Rays Thursday: Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday: Pittsburg Pirates
Friday: Pittsburg Pirates Friday: @ Toronto Blue Jays Friday: @ Tampa Bay Rays


CHRISTINA CAADONTE
.christina@pinellas-news.com
Reporter's View


Economic

hardship

creates

opportunities

Tn Malcolm Glaswell's best-sell-
ing book, Outliers, the author
.suggests that measurements of
ambition; intelligence, and athletic
prowess are insufficient to explain
the stories of highly successful peo-
S ple. Glaswell explains that success
is largely influenced by the circum-
stances surrounding those people.
Using examples as specific as Bill
Gates, The Beatles, and Tiger
Woods and as general as the mathe-
matical aptitude of Asians, Glaswell
believes we must examine family
demographics, personal background,
and even date of birth to truly un-
derstand extraordinary success.
Patterns of success in particular
sectors, Glaswell posits, can be
traced to the decade an individual
was born. For example, the first
highly successful Jewish lawyers in
New York City were born in the
1920s. Their success is explained
as the product of the cultural back-
ground of their immigrant parents,
the educational opportunities af-
forded by under-crowded NYC pub-
lic schools, and the old-boys-club
culture of existing law firms that
chose to outsource less desirable
cases to lawyers outside their cir-
cles. Because a handful of young,
ambitious, intelligent Jewish
lawyers took advantage of each. of
these circumstances, the prevailing
order, of the field of law in New York
City was changed forever.
The example of the Jewish
lawyer in New" York City is
Glaswell's microcosm for the obvi-k
ous-as-much as people can define
their generation, the economic and
cultural circumstances of a genera-
tion can define its members. This is
not news, but in light of the present
economic circumstances-the stag-
gering unemployment rates, the col-
lapse of the economic system, the
bursting of the real estate bubble--
to this 23 year-old, the question of
how a generation affects and is af-
See OPPORTUNITIES I Page 3


Unemployment woes hit home


BY CHRISTINA CASADONTE
STAFFWRITER
ST. PETERSBURG There was
not a computer to be had at WorkNet
Pinellas' Downtown St. Petersburg
One-Stop Employment Center on
Tuesday afternoon.
Men and women of all races and
ages stared intently at their screens.
They combed through job listings and
posted resumes while a handful of
people collected at the Center's en-


tranceway, waiting anxiously for a
computer to become available-wait-
ing for their turn to use the'federally-
funded Center's training and place-'
ment resources to find themselves a
job.
The myriad culprits of unemploy-
ment were as different as their vid-
tims. People at the Center spoke of
layoffs and cutbacks, outsourcing and
downsizing. There was a 70 year-old
man who said his Social Security ben-
efits are insufficient and a middle-aged


woman who claimed she was unfairly
terminated from her long-held posi-
tion on the St. Anthony's Hospital tray
line.
But one does not need to hear the
stories or meet the people to under-
stand the obvious: The economy is
bad; unemployment is up.
The Agency for Workplace Inno-
vation's Dec. 2008 numbers place
Pinellas County's unemployment rate
See UNEMPLOYMENT I Page 3


Site to track effects



of climate change


Photo courtesy of Dan Duerr, USGS
Cypress swamp in eastern edge of Ecological Research Area. By tracking events such as the first emergence of spring buds and the
appearance of insects, land managers can better understand the effects that climate change is having on Florida's native species.


' TAMPA For the first time, a site
in Florida has been established where
citizens, students and researchers can'
track the seasonal effects of climate
change on Florida's native plants and
animals.
The ecological site at the Univer-
sity of South Florida's Ecological Re-
search Area, is designed for re-
searchers and the public to monitor
the timing and duration of natural sea-
,sonal events of plants and animals.
By tracking events such as the first
emergence of spring buds and the ap-
pearance of insects, land managers
can better understand the effects that
climate change is having on Florida's


native species.
"Because the timing of natural
events is sensitive to weather and cli-
mate, they are an important living in-
dicator of environmental change," said
George Kish, a USGS scientist and
coordinator of the Southeastern Re-
gional Phenology Network. ,
"Scientists throughout Florida have
been looking for ways like this that we
can use to forecast how climate
change will affect ecosystems and re-
sources throughout Florida."
Kish and Gordon Fox, a USF asso-
ciate professor of plant ecology,
worked together to establish the site
in the USF Ecological Research Area.
The site is ideal for analyzing the


effects of hydrology, a key environ-
mental factor in Florida, because it
has dry uplands and cypress wetlands
and includes many kinds of Florida's
plants.
The site also supports 12 of
Florida's plant community types, in-
cluding 13 plant species that live only
in Florida, along with 3 endangered
species, 3 threatened ones, and 3 that
are commercially exploited.
"The observations and data col-
lected here will be valuable to re-
source managers working in similar
ecosystems throughout the state as
well as contributing to a larger view of
how climate change may affect our
natural resources," said Fox.


Photo by Eric Mathre
Job seekers use WorkNet resources at its downtown
office, located at 624 1st Ave. S., in St. Petersburg.


CFO Sink:

taxpayers

not getting

fair share

TALLAHASSEE Florida Chief
Financial Officer Alex Sink today re-
leased an initial report detailing ways
Florida's taxpayers can see more of
their money come back from Wash-
ington, D.C.
The C iF)'s initial report, which
found that Florida ranks 45th in the
nation in per capital federal grants
funding, lays out ten initial recom-
mendations to correct some of the in-
efficiencies that current hinder Florida
from getting our fair share of federal
funds.
"Right now Florida's taxpayers are
'not getting our fair share of federal
funding, and instead it's going to New
York or California," said CFO Sink.
"Especially right now when the
Florida budget is stretched so thin,
the Legislature and Governor must
take responsible steps to correct
these inefficiencies and make sure we,
as taxpayers, see more of our money
coming back to our state."
Primary among the ten recom-
mendations was the finding that
Florida lacks effective and proactive
systems to maximize the draw down
of federal grants. This is because
there is extremely limited coordina-
tion between state agencies, the
Clearinghouse, and the Washington
Office.
"Many times, our state is not re-
ceiving these federal grant funds be-
cause Florida is not putting up the
matching funds required, but we're
also not set up for success" CFO Sink
explained. "This report shows spe-
cific steps the Legislature and Gover-
nor can take so that Floridian's see
more of their tax money back in their
state."


Notices for changes to poll

locations mailed


PINELLAS Voters in
seven precincts in Safety
Harbor, Gulfport and Olds-
mar were mailed replace-
ment polling place change
notices on Tuesday, March
3, to correct a vendor print-
ing error.
The vendor was unable
to determine which notices
were incorrect after the
printing error occurred, so
all 6,023 notices were re-


mailed- one to each house-
hold with registered voters.
Polling place change no-
tices are mailed to regis-
tered voters whose polling
places for the March 10 Mu-
nicipal Election will be dif-
ferent than their previous
municipal election.
Voters are encouraged to
confirm their polling places
by calling (727) 464-6788 or
visiting votepinellas.com.


Gulfport
Precincts 2109 & 210
Tnniry Church ofu the Na..rne, 1011
55th St. S., Gulfprt
Oldsmar
Precinct 630
Oldsmar Library. 401) St. Petersburg Dr. E
Safety Harbor
Precinct 622
Cui iryide Baputist C11irh, 25?5 N.
McMullen Booth :d., Clearwater.
Precinct 623
Bnai Lieek mobile Ho.me Park. Clubhouse I.
ii.i Briar Creak Blvd., Seli HArbor
Precinci 624
Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 2nd St
N., S'alety Harbor
Precinct 655
Briar Creek moubile Home Park,
Clubhuuse 1, I00 Briar Crcak- Bl.d.


Human rights

walk on March 7
Tampa and St. Petersburg proclaim
March 7, 2009, Human Rights
Walkathon Day.
ST. PETERSBURG The third annual Hu-
man Rights Walkathon will take place in North
Straub Park, on Saturday, March 7, at 9 a.m. .
Walkathon participants will navigate quarter
mile laps around the park, doing as many as
they can in an hour.
There will be a prize for the most laps done,
and speakers and entertainment will follow, from
11:00 a.m. to noon.
"Our purpose is to teach human rights to
people of all ages. Through education we can


Photo courtesy of Human Rights Walkathon
end war, slavery, discrimination and' intoler-
ance," says Linda Drazkowski, Chairman of the
Human Rights Walkathon.
Participants are encouraged to register online
for this free event at www.human-
rightswalkathon.org.


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Calendar.:........2
Classifieds.......5
Briefs..............6
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Crossword .......3
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Weekly Recipe..3
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NEWS


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Today, March 06, 2009
Get Downtown Music Series: Central Ave. between 2nd and 3rd St. First Friday
monthly. Features local jazz musicians and vendors, www.breakfastoptimist.org
or 727-393-3597.
First Friday Art and Live Music Harry O'Donoghue: Museum of Fine Arts,
255 Beach Dr. N.E. 6 to 9 p.m. for music from some of the most eclectic bands.in
the bay area. www.fine-arts.org or 727-896-2667.
St. Pete Shuffle: Shuffleboard Courts, 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N. 7 to 11 p.m. A hip
twist on an old game. www.stpeteshuffle.com or 727-822-2083.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
AWAPS Pancake Breakfast: Albert Whitted Airport, 451 8th Ave. S. E. 8:30 a.m.to
11:30 a.m. All you can eat Pancake Breakfast Buffet: pancakes,eggs, bacon, hash
browns, grits, OJ and coffee, www.awaps.org or 727-822-1532.
Saturday Antiques and Green Market at Gasplant Antiques and Ferg's:
Central Ave. and 13th St N. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Variety of produce, gourmet foods and
baked goods, local artists, gift vendors and musical entertainment, www.gas-
plant-antiques.bom or 727-895-0368.
Saturday Morning Market: Al Lang Field parking lot on the corner of 1st Ave. S.
,and 1st St. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors offer fresh produce, gourmet foods, baked
goods, plants and flowers, featuring local artist, live music, organic growers and
green products. Relax and enjoy the delightful downtown atmosphere. Through
May. www.saturdaymorningmarket.com
Art In the Park: Williams Park. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a stroll in the park sur-
rounded by arts vendors exhibiting their works, music, performers, food and
music. 727-898-6061.
Saturday Guided Hikes: Weedon Island Preserve, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a stroll
in the park surrounded by arts vendors, kids' activities, food and music. 727-898-
6061. Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Dr. N.E. 9 to 11 a.m. Pre-registration
required, www.pinellascounty.org/environment or 727-453-6500.
Human Rights Walkathon: North Straub Park and waterfront. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Put your best foot forward to support Human Rights. Fun filled event offering
food, entertainment, educational speakers and to walk with like-minded individu-
als supporting human rights around the world. www.humanrightswalkathon.org
or 727-657-7026.
Household Chemical and Electronic Mobile Collection Day: Home Depot, 2300
22nd Ave. N. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mobile collections provide a way for citizens to
safely dispose of unwanted household electronics and chemicals. Many citizens
who are purchasing new digital televisions are wondering what to do with their
old units, bring it to the mobile collection site. For more information on the items
that you can bring: go to www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/mobile.htm or call 727-
-893-7398.,
FISH-ful Saturday, Fish Physics: Pier Aquarium, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. Noon to 2
Sp.m. www.pieraquarium.org or 727-895-7437.
Sunshine City Band: Williams Park, 4th St. & 2nd Ave. N. 2 p.m. The Sunshine
City Band will only have one concert this year after nearly 60 years of their tradi-
tional seasonal concert series in downtown St. Petersburg. The 35-member band
will take the stage following'the Art in the Park market. The band will play show
tunes, patriotic songs, jazz classics and more. It's a free and fun event for the
entire-family. 7-27-385-0207. .. .
Florida Orchestra Maste rWk,.Concert, Verdi Requiep: Progress Energy
Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater. 8 p.m. www.floridaorchestra.org or 1-800-
662-7286, .
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Verdi's Requiem: Exploding with drama, moving musical passages and powerful
operatic outbursts. Featuring the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Stefan Sanderling
conducts the combined forces of over 200 voices and musicians to perform one
of the most ambitious and lavish sacred works in the entire orchestral repertoire.
Ruth Eckered HAll, 1111 N. McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater. Sunday, March 8;
7:30p.m.
35th Annual Designers' Showhouse: Designer's Showhouse116 Brightwaters
Boulevard Snell Isle. 35th Annual Designers' Showhouse
116 Brightwaters Boulevard Snell Isle March 7 29, 2009 11-4:30 pm daily
(Sundays Noon 4:30)
Monday, March 09, 2009
Celebrity Critter of the Week, Snook: Pier Aquarium, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. Noon to
2 p.m. www.pieraquarium.org or 727-895-7437.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Success Seminar: Hospice Office Center, 3050 1st Ave. S. 6 p.m. Designed for
Mortgage and Real Estate Professionals looking to explode their business in
2009. Clear Title America & Grand Central District present Mr. Alan Thompson, an
award winning, nationally recognized corporate trainer and multi-million dollar
producer. Open to the public, call 727-328-7086 or www.grandcentraldistrict.org.
Encore Chamber Series: The Palladium Theatre at St. Petersburg College, 253
5th Ave. N. 7:30 p.m. www.mypalladium.org or 727-822-3590.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Wednesday at Williams:Williams Park, between 1st and 2nd Ave. N. and 3rd
and 4th St. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bringing vibrant energy and new life to Williams
Park and creating a community gathering place in.downtown St. Petersburg.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Williams Park, play checkers, have a picnic lunch
and enjoy local entertainment. Activities will vary weekly.
"Oldies But Goodles Dance:"The Pier, Dockside Eatery Food Court. Noon to 3:30
p.m. Second and fourth Wednesdays. Relax and listen or dance to the music of
The Downtowners or the Ron Berringer Trio. www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-
6443.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Florida Orchestra Coffee Series, Romantic Rhapsodies: Progress Energy
Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater. 11 a.m. Visit www.floridaorchestra.org or
call 1-800-662-7286.
Friday, March 13, 2009
St. Pete Cajun Zydeco Crawfish Festival: Vinoy Park. Fri. 4:30 to 10 p.m., Sat.
Noon to 10 p.m. and Sun. Noon to 8 p.m. Celebrating the culture of Southwest
Louisiana with food, music, and plenty of dancing. 10,000 lbs. of crawfish, danc-
ing pavilion, fiery foods, arts & crafts and activity kid's tent. www.cajunconnec-
tion.org -
Tampa Bay Boat Sale: Tropicana Field. Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 7
p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. New boats, watercraft and many exhibits. This '
three-day sales event will have Tropicana Field overflowing with new boats, pre-
owned boats, watercraft, exhibits and much more. A show within a show. Florida
Fishing School- Times' Outdoors Writer Terry Tomalin and friends share their fish-
ing tips and secrets. 727-893-8523.
Antiquarian Book Fair: Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N. Fri. 5:30 to 9 p.m., Sat. 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lectures and author signing. 115
national and international dealers selling rare and out of print
books.www.stpete.org/coliseum or 727-892-5202.
Barrymore: The Studio@620,620 First Ave. S. A play about actor John Barrymore
.7:30'p.m. and Sun, matinee only. www.thestudioat620.org or 727-895-6620.
On Golden Pond:St. Petersburg Little Theatre, 4025 31st St. S. Fri. and Sat. 8
p.m., Sun, 2 p.m. www.splt.org or 727-866-1973.
World Premiere Adaptation! Lysistrata:American Stage, 211 3rd St. S. Wed.
and Thurs. 7;30 p.m., Fri, and Sat. 8 p.m. Sat, and Sun. Matinee 3 p.m. Play by
Aristophanes, adapted by Todd Olson and T. Scott Wooten.
www.americanstage.org or 727-823-PLAY(7529).
Pit Lane Block Party:Midtown Sundries, Cafe Alma, Push and Red Mesa Cantina,
2nd and 3rd St. S. and 1st and 2nd Ave. S. 5 p.m. Help kick-off the 2009 Honda
Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at the Pit Lane block party. Live music from two
stages and Indy Carexperience a ride through the streets in an Indy Car.
www.gpstpete.com.


League awarded Floridi


a Animal Friend Grant


USE


EVENTS CALENDAR


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ARMY

Al pim r t n h n s I Benjar S. Magni Jr. has gradu-
A 1 1 m = ,rSf|WSSO ^M-IR^a I acted from Officer Candidate School
i tStan nn nt r) at ort Beiig,.Columbus,
outIanding volunteers advocate Ga., and was commissioned as a sec-
ond lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
PINELLAS PARK The volunteer for the Pinellas County Of- Magno is the son of Benjamin S.
Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf .fice of the Alzheimer's Association. Magno Sr. of 69th Ave. North, and
Coast Chapter presented Margot Ben- "She did not stop her neighborhood i Christine A. Magno of 108th Ave.,
stock with the"Outstanding Volunteer support group; she did not stop com- both of Pinellas Park, Fla. His wife,
of Pinellas County" award during their ing to our aide whenever we ask for Sheila, is the daughter of James J. and
Annual Meeting at the Lido Beach Re- special help," Smith said. "Margot's Julia J. Allen of 82nd Ave. North,
sort in Sarasota. compassion for the Chapter's work Pinellas Park.
Margot has volunteered for the and her great heart lifts up everyone The second lieutenant graduated
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter since who meets her." in 1989 from Gibbs High School, St.
2006. Margot's journey began when Each year the Alzheimer's Associ- Petersburg, Fla., and received a bach-
her father was diagnosed with ation holds an annual meeting to elor's degrees in 1996 from the Uni-
Alzheimer's disease. After her father honor outstanding advocates and versity of South Florida, Tampa. He
passed away, her mother was diag- showcase the accomplishments of the earned a nursing degree in 2007 from
nosed with the disease. Margot im- local chapter. the Galen College of Nursing, St. Pe-
mediately found herself as a long-dis- Bill Thies, Ph.D., a pharmacologist tersburg.
tance caregiver. who is vice president for medical and During the 14 weeks of training,
"When I say long-distance care- scientific affairs at the Alzheimer's As- the officer candidate received "basic
giver I'm not talking about out of sociation in Chicago, briefed the ad- soldiering" instruction in leadership,
state," announced Gloria Smith, Pres- vocates on the latest Alzheitner re- professional ethics, soldier team de-
ident and CEO of the Florida Gulf search. velopment, combined arms tactics,
Coast Chapter. "Margot frequently The main event of the meeting was weapons defense, combat water sur-
travels to Denmark and now Israel to the recognition of the committed and vival, squad drill, intelligence, field
help with the care of her mother." compassionate volunteers, donors and training exercises, day and night land
With all her commitments and trav- community leaders. navigation, confidence obstacle
els, Margot continued to work as a course, common core tasks, commu-
nications, staff and general military
subjects, and physical fitness tests
to IGwhich include three, four and five-mile
Rey selected toBIG EAST weekly honor runs, and foot marches between 5-10
mile routes.
^ USFs first win of the weekend, a 13-
8 victory over Samford. Against *
Florida Gulf Coast, he was 1-for-3 CDean S List
S" ~. with a triple and one RBI. Then on
Sunday, he had a double and a home- BOSTON UNIVERSITY
run in a 3-for-5 outing to lead the
-, i Bulls to a 15-9 win against Towson. FA4L 2008
'. i He collected four RBI and scored
.,,. .4 J twice in that game. *Melissa Hahn, a resident of
Photo courtesy of USF Overall this season, Rey has the Saint Petersburg, has recently been
third-best batting average on the team named to the Dean's List at Boston
TAMPA University of South at .385 and leads the squad in RBI University for the Fall semester.
Florida senior leftfielder Chris Rey (12), slugging percentage (.731), total i Kyle C. Brogle,, a resident of
picked up a BIG EAST Weekly Honor bases (19) and is tied for the lead in Seminole, has recently been named
Roll award after he collected seven doubles (4), triples (1) and homeruns to the Dean's List at Boston Univer-
hits five of which were extra-base (1). sity for the Fall semester.
knocks in three games of the Florida The native of Miami leads the BIG I *-Ashley L. Douthirt, a resident
Gulf Coast Classic in Fort Myers, Fla., EAST Conference in RBI, is fourth in of Largo, has recently been named
last weekend. hit by pitch (4), sixth in total bases and to the Dean's List at Boston Univer-
After going 0-for-4 in the first eighth in slugging percentage. sity for the Fall semester.
game, he went 7-for-12 (.583) in the fi- See Rey and the Bulls in action this
nal three games, registering three weekend when USF hosts Marshall Boston University is the fourth
doubles, a triple and a homerun, along March 6-8 at Red McEwen Field. The largest independent university in the
with eight RBI. He also scored four first pitch is at 7 p.m. on Friday and United States, with an enrollment of
runs. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday more than 29,000 students in its 17
Rey tallied a pair of doubles in schools and colleges.

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PALM HARBOR There are 1,500 Owners must reside in Pinellas
low-cost and no-cost cat spays and Pasco county and provide proof of c
neuters available to Pinellas, Pasco rent rabies vaccine for their cats. F
residents, bies vaccines will be available, if ne
Suncoast Animal Leaguean- essary, for $5.
nounced it was the recipient of the Grant monies will also be used
Florida Animal Friend Grant on Mon- provide a total of 500 no-cost surgi
day. The League was one of 16 groups ies for cats belonging to residents]
from around the state selected to re- ceiving public assistance (i
ceive these funds, which are gener- medicare, medicaid, SSI, Fo
ated from sales of the Florida Animal Stamps, etc.).
Friend license plate. Surgeries will be scheduled or
Grant monies will be used to pro- first come, first serve basis.
vide spay/neuter surgeries for a total The Suncoast Animal League is
of 1,500 cats belonging to residents of community supported not-for-pro
Pinellas and Pasco counties by August no-kill animal rescue agency, cari
31, 2009. for abused, neglected, homeless, a
Under the grant, Suncoast Animal unwanted animals.
League will offer 1,000 low-cost spay You can help the League by maki
or neuter surgeries for cats. There is a tax deductible monetary donation
no income eligibility requirement for For more information call 727-78
these low-cost services and owenrs 1330.
will be charged $30 for the surgeries.


Pet Fest come to the Renaissance Festival

TAMPA The Bay Area Renais-
sance Festival at MOSI and Petco are
teaming up to bring the second annual
Petco Pet Fest on March 7 and 8,2009,
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bring family, friends and furry com-
panions to meet more than 30 pet re-
lated exhibitors, including rescue or-
ganizations and humane societies, pet
stores and boutiques, grooming sa-
lons and more. Stop by to watch
demonstrations and seminars on how
to keep your family pets safe and'
healthy.
See these talented trainers of Petco Courtesy of Bay Area Renaissance Fes
and their beloved pooches perform
agility demonstrations. Stay after and The 31st annual Bay Area Rena
see how you can teach your own pets sance Festival is open weeker
agility exercises at home with com- through April 5th, and Festival Fri
mon household items. Demonstra- on March 13th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p..
tions will be scheduled throughout the rain or shine! Price of admission
day. $16.95 for adults, $8.95 for children
Compete in the Pet Costume Con- 12 and free for children 4 and und
test, held at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and parking is free courtesy of Discoi
win fabulous prizes! Only dogs.and Equipment! Discount tickets av
cats will be permitted to enter the able online or atparticipating Circle
Festival. Enter the raffle for a chance Sweet Bay, Walgreens stores
to win a trip for a 3-day, 2-night stay at MOSI. For more information, ple;
TradeWinds resort in St. Pete Beach visit www.renaissancefest.com/b
and other great prizes! area.htm.


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TAMPA SPCA Travis is a 1
year-old, black and White cat that
has domestic short hair. He likes to
play with toys balls or strings. He
is very affectionate and enjoys naps
in front of a window, bed, or sofa.
Come meet Travis today at theS-
PCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Av-
enue North, in Largo.
For more information about
Travis and his adoptable pals call
727-586-3591 or visit their website,
www.SPCATampaBay.org. The
Pinellas County Animal Services
adoption fee is only $35 and includes
spay/neuter, shot series, internal
and external parasite control, heart-
worm testing, feline leukemia test-
stival ing, rabies tag, license and required
county license.
is- More companion dogs and cats
nds are up for adoption at Pinellas
day County Animal Services, located at
m., 12450 Ulmerton Road. Adoption
is hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
S5- weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3:30
der; p.m. Saturday. The shelter is
unt closed to the public on Thursdays.
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Sharp unemployment rise seen in 2008


UNEMPLOYMENT continued from page 1


ployment rate of 7.8% and the petition than ever.
national average of 7.1%. "It's takes a lot
In Dec. 2007, the month offi- said. "You need to
cially cited as the beginning of eight hours a day,
the U.S. economic recession, week trying to get
Pinellas County's unemployment
rate was just 4.5%, lower than
both Florida's and the national "STUDENT" V. "NE
average. Recently laid-of
The Agency for Workplace In- and the long-term
novation has not officially re- in Pinellas County t
leased the unemployment rates with more than juw
for the first two months of 2009, Each fall, spring,
but the Florida Research and the job market is
Economic Database recorded thousands of gradu
5,305 new filings. for unemploy- to land their first' j
ment insurance in Pinellas In addition to
County in Jan. and another 4,189 youth, upcoming
last month. graduates also hav
If the environment at vantage-resource
WorkNet's Downtown St. Pe- Howard, Director
tersburg location is any indica- of South Florida C
tion, we can expect the unem- said the Universit
ployment rate to be higher now greater lengths tha
than the rate calculated at the its students and rec
end of last quarter. land jobs.
Devonta Davis, who has "I tell them th
worked at the Center for the past graduate their st;
nine months, said. he has seen a from 'student' to 'u
marked increase in daily visits she explained. "I sl
since December. a lot easier as 'stu
"We used to-get maybe 25 duct job searches."
people in here throughout a In response to 1
whole day," he said. "Now, it is environment, the
only 1:00 and we have already Career Center is si
had 75." ferings to USF stu
WorkNet Pinellas Executive tending its service
Director Edward Peachey said alums from six-mo
his organization is still receiving charge to one ye
job orders from its Pinellas have access to gui
County partner employers.' sumes and cover
"It's not like everything is have opportunities
frozen up," he said. in virtual interview
He acknowledged that with 40 classes on business
percent more foot-traffic than attire.
last year, the 18,000 people per The University
month using WorkNet Pinellas to discuss employ
services are facing tougher cornm- and brings emplo;


Grant award
to increase


'Iazmedic'

training
PALMHARBOR The U.S. De-
partment of Homeland Security's Fed-
eral Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), in cooperation with the U.S.
Fire Administration, awarded Pinellas
County and host agency Palm Harbor
Fire Rescue funding for first responder
hazmat paramedic training.
Grant funding will provide special-
ized training for hazmat trained para-
medics or "hazmedics." The increased
formal training will benefit hazmat
paramedics and increase their ability to
thoroughly assessand treat patients
exposed to chemical or biological
agents.
The training will consist of class-
room curriculum including standard-
ized testing and a county Emergency
Medical Service (EMS) Hazmat Para-
medic Protocol Exam. As a result of
the training, Pinellas County will have
10 certified hazmedics on duty at all
* times.
The Pinellas County Hazmat Team,
is comprised of seven individual agen-
cies that function together, working
with local fire rescue agencies during
a hazardous materials incident. This
team of highly trained technicians is
capable of identifying chemical and bi-
ological agents, performing deconta-
mination activities, hazard mitigation
and offering advanced life support
(ALS) medical treatment to patients
exposed to hazardous materials.


of work," he
be out there 7
seven days a
a job."
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EMPLOYED"
f job seekers
n unemployed
must compete
st each other.
and summer,
infused with
uates looking
ob.
the pluck of
and recent
e another ad-
es. Dr. Drema
of University
areer Center,
y is going to
n ever to help
:ent graduates

at once they
atus changes
employedd'"
tress that it is
dent' to con-

the economic
University's
zing up its of-
dents and ex-
;es to recent
mnths without
ear. Students
idance on re-
letters and
to participate
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etiquette and

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Photo courtesy of Economagic.ci
The unemployment rate in Pinellas County has sharply risen this past'year as it compares to
other unemployment spikes in the the past two decades.


middle of campus via golf cart to
promote their companies as part
of a new program called "Careers
a-la-Carte."
Howard said students have to
understand that many of them
will be competing with seasoned
professionals who, due to the re-
cession, are willing to take the
entry-level positions that .once
served as a free-for-all for recent
graduates.
"There are still jobs, but there
are fewer jobs and employers are
more selective than they have
ever been in the past," she said.
As an indication of the times,
this February's annual Spring
Career Fair had a 45 percent de-
crease in individual employer or-
ganizations in attendance.
"The reality is we don't know
what the job market is going to
be like next so our job is to help
students develop skill sets...so
they are flexible enough to
change as the workplace
changes." I


OPPORTUNITIES continued from page 1
fected by the economic and cultural envi-
ronments certainly deserves discourse.
In examining how the current economic
environment has affected my generation, I
think back to my own graduating class at
Emory University in 2007: Of that class, a,
large percentage of the extremely competi-
-tive and highly intelligent-people I knew left
Atlanta for New York City. They were lured
by the high-paying jobs. for the same big-
named banks we have all come to know and
loathe. They traded things I had never heard
of using complicated formulas I didn't un-
derstand. They were (and still are) bright
and ambitious. I am confident they could
have done whatever they wanted, and done
it remarkably well. The economic melt-
down left many of them, just two years later,
without jobs and without direction. After
years of learning a very specialized lexicon,
they had to come to terms with the fact that
they were taught a language that may no
longer be spoken.
Every person of this very small sample
set is doing one of three things: going to
graduate school, starting a business, or mov-
ing abroad. Their new courses reflect the'
larger trends of my generation. According to
Kaplan, the test preparation company, en-
rollment for its law, business, and graduate
school test preparation courses rose 45 per-
cent this year. Subsequently, application
numbers for graduate schools increased for
the fall 2009 academic term. George Wash-
ington University reported a 7 percent in-
crease in applications and Duke recorded a
remarkable 33 percent increase in applica-
tions for its graduate school programs. Just
this February, Peace Corps issued a press re-
lease stating that this year brotight a 16 per-
cent increase in applications to its interna-
tional volunteer programs-the highest
increase in application volume in the past.


BACK TO REALITY

Clutching the keys to his o
beige and beat-up Buick, Joe knoN
he doesn't have the luxury of care
counselors and mock interviews ti
many of Howard's students do. T
one-time nuclear medical technici
considers himself lucky simply
have a ride downtown.
"I'm in a better position th
most," he explained. "A lot of peot
here walk or ride bikes and do:
smell good."
' Despite a college degree a
years of work experience, he w
laid-off six weeks ago when compa
executives decided to hasten the o0
sourcing of his computer support j
to The Philippines, a job he got aft
his nuclear medical technician j
was outsourced last year.
The 46 year-old is living with h
mother until his daily job sear
yields results.
"It's simple," he explained wit]
shrug. "I'm either going to starve
death or find myself a job."


Friday, March 06, 2009 | PINELLAS NEWS I Page 3

WEEKLY RECIPE

Grilled Garlic-Sage Pork Roast


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five years.
On the whole, it seems my generation is
trying to avoid the perils of joining the work-
force. Instead we are opting to self-edify.
We will expand our knowledge of cultures
through international endeavors and in-
crease our skill-set by seeking graduate-
level education. As for young people that
are looking f6r employnient opportunities,
Dr. Derma"Howard, the Director ofthe Uni-
versity of South Florida Career Center, said
that students are more open than ever to
public sector jobs. "This particular genera-
tion is not only more environmentally and
socially aware," she explained. "They are
also more active then previous generations.
They are more open to the stability and op-
portunities of government jobs than corpo-
rations."
It goes without saying that these are dif-
ficult times. Yet, at least for my generation,
the forecast is optimistic. We are the gener-
ation that taught our parents how to E-mail.
We feel comfortable simultaneously listen-
ing to our ipods, watching TV, and writing a
thesis. The re-structuring of the financial
market will provide new opportunities for us
to use the technology available to build new
businesses that are more efficient and more
socially aware. We will cross cultures ,and
.cross sectors. If the statistics above are any
indication, we will be more educated, more
cultured, and more socially and environ-
mentally conscious than any generation be-
fore'us.
Our generational legacy-and the names
of the individuals who will come to define
it-remain unknown. We do not know what
particular elements of this economy and this
time will facilitate opportunity and reveal
the avenues for achievement. But though
the stories of our successes have yet to be
written, I'm certain that they will be worth
reading.


Warning: avoid foreclosure rescue companies


Homeowners encour- dred homeowners outof more
aged to look for warn- than $1 million collectively.
ing signs, avoid cow- "Today, homeowners are
mon SCams. being bombarded with adver-
tising from companies claiming
TALLAHASSEE Attor- they can save homes, reduce
ney General Bill McCollum mortgage payments, and many
warned homeonwers of "fore- otheroffers,"Attorney General
closure rescue services and McCollumn said. "Florida home-
loan modification offers, on owners need to be very cau-
Tuesday, as part of a consumer tious and should know that
advisory for National- Con- Florida law prohibits any com-
sumer Protection Week. pany or individual from charg-
Within the last year, the At- ing up-front fees for foreclosure
torney General has reviewed rescue or loanmodification
information on over 200 fore- services."
closure rescue businesses and The Attorney General
has over 40 active investiga- urged homeowners facing fore-
tions into potential violations closure or mortgage payments
of Florida's Foreclosure Res- in default to contact their
cue Fraud Prevention Act, a lenders directly before reaching
new law supported last year by out to a third party. Consumers
the Attorney General. should also avoid any business
Several lawsuitshave been that seeks to charge for serv-
filed throughout the state, in- ices related to the new Home-
cluding one against a South owner Affordability andStabil-
Florida company which al- ity Plan initiated by the
legedly defrauded several hun- President.


Lenders and mortgage ser-
vicers can provide information
about negotiating a new pay-
ment schedule or about home-
owners' eligibility for loan mod-,
ification under the new federal
plan.
Services under this initia-
tive will be provided at no cost
to consumers; more informa-
tion about the Homeowner Af-
fordability and Stability Plan is
available at http://www.finan-
cialstability.gov/.
Consumers who wish to file
a complaint may do so by call-
ing the Attorney General's
fraud hotline at 1-866-9-NO-.
SCAM (1-866-966-7226) or by
filing a complaint online at
http://myfloridalegal.com. Ad-
ditional information about Na-
tional Consumer Protection
Week is available at
http://www.consumer.gov/.


*Be skeptical of businesses that guar-
antee to save homes from foreclosure
or stop the treclosure process "ni,
matter what dihe circumstancess"

*Do not work with businesses or indi-
viduals who instruct homeowners
NOT to contact their lenders, lawyers
or financial counselors and to make
mortgage payments directly to the
business or individual.

*Avoid businesses that use names or
symbols which mimic federal and state
programs or falsely suggest they offer
legal services or are affiliated with an
attorney or law firm.

*Before doing business with any loan
modification business, check it out
fully. Get its physical address, ask for
the names of its corporateofficers, and
call the Attorney General's Office to
determine whether it has any com-
plaints reported against it.


Garlic, sage and olive oil are
the secrets to a delicious and
tender pork roast,

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 1 hour 5 min
Makes: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS:
8 cloves garlic, finely
chopped
O 3 tablespoons chopped fresh
sage leaves
2 tablespoons olive or canola
oil
1/2 teaspoon salt.
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 boneless center-cut pork
loin roast (1 1/2 Ib)
d,
s DIRECTIONS:
r 1. Heat gas or charcoal grill.
t In small bowl, stir together
e garlic, sage, oil, salt and
n pepper. Rub garlic mixture
o over pork.
2. Carefully brush oil on grill
n rack. Place pork on grill
e over medium heat. Cover;
t cook 35 to 40 minutes,
turning occasionally, until_
d meat thermometer inserted
s into center of pork reads
y 1550. Remove from grill;
t- cover with foil and let
b stand 5 minutes until
r thermometer reads 1600F,
b 3. To serve, cut pork across
grain into thin slices.
s Garnish With additional
h fresh sage leaves if
desired.
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o ROAST DIRECTIONS:
*Heat oven to 4000F. Place pork
on rack in shallow roasting pan.
Insert meat thermometer so tip
is in thickest part of pork and
does not rest in fat. Bake 50 to
60 minutes or until meat
thermometer reads 1550F.
Remove from oven; cover with
foil and let stand 5 minutes until
thermometer reads 1600F.


Recipe courtesy of wwwbettycrockercom


DID YOU KNOW?
SPork is a good source of zinc,
which is important in energy
metabolism and for growth and
development.

SERVE-WITH:
*Complete the meal by adding
1/2 cup cooked linguine, a small
slice of French bread and 1/2
cup steamed asparagus for
each serving to get 21/2
Carbohydrate Choices.

SUCCESS!
-* For moist and tender pork,
look for roasts that have been
injected with a brine solution.



NUTRITION INFORMATION:
1 Serving:
Calories 230 (Calories from Fat
120)
Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 3
1/2g, Trans Fat Og)
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 240 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2 g (Dietary
Fiber 0 g, Sugars 0 g)
Protein 25 g

PERCENT DAILY VALUE*:
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 6%

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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. 3674 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the
121h day of March. 2 at 7:30 P.M., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3674

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A
CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT 6601 67TH WAY NORTH
AND LEGALLY DESCRIBED AS ATTACHED HERETO IN EXHIBIT "A" AND MADE A,
PART HEREOF, LYING WITHIN SECTION 31, 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,
(WILLIAM R. MERRITT, III AND SARAH M. MERRITT AX09-3)

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 12th day of MARCH. 2009 at 7:30 P.M. con-
cerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3674 at 6601 67th Way. The pro-
posed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3674 and complete legal description of the area to be annexed
are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.


This Ordinance is available for review, in the City 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.


B.R 27 Mn A nno 00


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on 3/18/20(19, 9:00 am at 7658
Ulmerton Road Largo. FL 33771, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recovery reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.

1997 FORD IFMCU22EOVUD21571

AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on 3/19/2009, 9:00 am at 7658
Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recovery reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.

1998 KIA KNAFB1219W5742535

AIM Towing and Recoverv, gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on 3/22/2009, 9:00 am at 7658
Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recovery reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/loi all bids.
S1986 TOYOTA J MA7i0L6Gt'ri271 -"

AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent' to sell these-vehicles on 3/24/2009, 9:00 am at 7658.
Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. AIM Towing and Recovery reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.

2002 CHEVROLET IGNDX03E52D102482

18185 MAR. 6,2009 030609
NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA 1
REF# 08-2318-CI-13
UCN: 522008CA002318XXCICI

MN L PROPERTIES LCC,
vs: Plaintiff,
RICHARD LAWTON,
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE ESTATE OF HATTIE BENYARD,
Defendant.

TO: RICHARD LAWTON, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE ESTATE OF HATTIE BENYARD
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following
property: .

Lot 18, W. D. HARRIS SUBDIVISION, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 7, Public Records of ,
Pinellas County, Florida

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to WALTER E. SMITH, Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 757 Arlington Avenue North, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33701, on or before March 27, 2009, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service of Plaintiff's Attorney or
immediately thereafter, or a default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on February 23, 2009.

,KEN BURKE,
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT'
345 Court Street Clearwater
Pinellas County, FL 33756 -5165
By :/s/ Rhonda Ditty
Deputy Clerk
18170-1 FEB. 27. MAR. 6. 13. 20. 2009 022712


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
REF: 08017468CI UCN: 522008CA017468XXCICI
CIVIL DIVISION

PHOENIX MEDICAL, INC.,
Plaintiff(s),

FAST EDDIES VI, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL
REGULATION, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC-
BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO; and STATE OF
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
Defendant(6).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Summary Final
Judgment entered in this cause on February 17, 2009, in Case No.
08017468CI, in the Circuit Court, in and for PINELLAS County,
Florida, wherein PHOENIX .MEDICAL, INC., is the Plaintiff, and
FAST EDDIES VI, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, DIVISION OF
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO; and STATE OF
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, are the Defendants, I will
sell, pursuant to the terms of said Summary Final Judgment, to the
highest and best bidder for cash, at the on the 23rd day of 2009, at
11:00 A.M., to the highest bidder for cash, except as hereinafter set
forth, in the Lobby at the Courthouse, 545 1st Avenue North, St.
Petersburg, Florida, the following described property located
in PINELLAS County, Florida, to-wit:

PINELLAS County, Florida, Alcoholic Beverage
License No. 62-03518

NOTICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH FLORIDA STATUTE 45.031
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 SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
WITNESS My Hand and Official Seal of this Court, this 18th day
of February, 2009.

KEN BURKE
*CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/ ANNE THERIAULT
Deputy Clerk
12065 FRB 27. MAR 3. 2 022706t,


DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
nn0710


NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
UCN:522009DR001026XXFDF
D REF: 09-1026-FD
Division: 017
HENRY PLISZCZAK
Petitioner
and
ALICJA PLISZCZAK
Respondent
TO: ALICJA PLISZCZAK
. .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 HEN-
RYK PLISZCZAK, whose
address is 7700 DARTMOUTH
AVE" N SlT PETERSBURG FL
33710 on or before MARCH 13,
2009, and file the original with
the clerk of this Court at 315
Court Street -Room 170
Clearwater, Florida 33756-5165
before-service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail
to do so,'a default may be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the petition,
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Courts office notified
of your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to copy
can result in sanctions, including
dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: FEB 4,'2009
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street-Room 170
Clearwater, Florida 33756-5165
(727) 464-3267
By: /S/ RHONDA DITTY
Deputy Clerk
DM021307FEB. 13,20,27, MAR. 6,


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING

IN RE: The license to practice
nursing of

Natasha C. Morris, C.N.A,
787 75th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
&
830 74th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
&
10501 Roosevelt North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

CASE NO.: 2008-10794

LICENSE NO.: C.N.A. 96296

The Department of Health
has filed an Administrative
Complaint against you, a copy of
which may bhe obtained by con-
tacting, Trevor, Suter, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution
Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress
Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-
4640
If no contact has been made
by you concerning the above by
March 20, 2009, the matter of the
Administrative Complaint will be
presented at an ensuing meeting
of the Board of Nursing in formal
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, I-
800-955-8771(TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770(V), via Florida Relay
Service.
167 Fi. 131.20.27. MAR. .2109 0213M4


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
JN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-2836-CI-08 '


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER 09-1009-ES4


JOHN R, CAPPA, II,
and BETTY C. CAPPA, IN RE: ESTATE OR
Plaintiff, RICHARD SHIREMAN
vs Deceased.
WELLS, DUVEL & ASSOCIATES DRAFTING, Deceased.
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT, INC. a Florida The administration of the
Corporation, WELLS BUILDERS LLC, HOME Estate of RICHARD SHIRE-
BUILDING MATERIALS, INC., MAN, Deceased, whose date of
And KEVIN S. WELLS, et al; death was January 9, 2009; is
Defendants pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Notice is hereby given pursuant.to an Amended Final Judgment Division; File Number 09-1009-
dated February 23, 2009, and entered into Civil Court Action 07-2836- -ES4 the address of which is 315
CI-08 in the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in aid for -'Court Street, Clearwater, Florida
Pinellas County, Florida in which JOHN R. CAPPA II and BETTY C. 33756. The names and addresses
CAPPA, are the Plaintiffs and WELLS, DUVEL & ASSOCIATES of the Personal Representative
DRAFTING, PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT, INC., WELLS and the Personal Representative's
BUILDER LLC, HOME BUILDING MATERIALS, INC., and attorney are set forth below.
KEVIN S. WELLS, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and All creditors of the Decedent
best bidder for cash at 545 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida, and other persons, who have
beginning at 11:00 a.m. on March 30, 2009, the following described' claims or demands against
property as set forth in the Order which is: Decedent's estate, including.
L.ot Block 7, EAST ROSELAWN SUBDIVISION, accord- unmatured, contingentor unliqui-I
ing to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32 of dated claims, and who have been
the Public Records of Pinellas County, Florida. served a copy of this notice, must
.,file their claims with this Court
Commonly known as: 2855 Fremont Terrace South, St. WITHIN THE LATER OF
Petersburg, FL 33712 THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, PUBLICATION OF THIS
other than the property owner as of the date of the lispendens must file NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
a claim within 60 days after the sale. DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
Dated this 25TH day of February, 2009 .SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
KEN BURKE 'NOTICE ON THEM.
Clerk of the Circuit Court All other creditors of the
BY: /s/ Kennan M. Borne Decedent aind other persons who
Deputy Clerk have claims or demands against
10470 MAR. 6. 13, 2009 -. 030602 the Decedent's Estate, including
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA .;unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
QUASI-JUDICIAL dated claims, must file their
PUBLIC HEARING claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER
The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City bf Pinellas THE DATE OF THE FIRST
Park will hold a Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing in Park Station, Room 'PUBLICATION OF THIS
202, 5851 Park Boulevard at 7:00 p.m. on March 24, 2009. The ,NOTICE.
Community Redevelopment Agency will entertain all public comment ALL -CLAIMS NOT SO
regarding any item on their agenda at this meeting. All case files are FILED. WILL BE FOREVER
available for review at the Technical Services Building, 6051 78th BARRED.
Avenue North, in the Zoning Division. NOTWITHSTANDING
.. THE TIME. PERIODS SET
.FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
1. CASE NO.: BOA 2009-14 (QUASI-JUDICIAL) FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER .THE DECE-
REQUEST: Consideration of a request for a varialice.. DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
to reduce the setback for a deck along the BARRED.
west, side yard setback for the installation THE DATE OF FIRST PUB-
of a concrete deck/boat parking pad. LICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
March 6, 2009.


LOCATION: 5100 69thi Avenue North

NOTICE


ALAN M. GROSS


NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
UCN:
522008DR005415XXFDFD
REF: 08-5415-FD
Division: 024

VALENTINE ADAMS III
Petitioner
and
SHAYRITA ADAMS
Respondent
TO: SHAYRITA ADAMS
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 VALEN-
TINE ADAMS, whose address is
6367 24th ST S #244 ST
PETERSBURG FL 33712 on or
before MARCH 13, 2009, and
-file the original with the clerk of
this Court at 315 Court Street
Room 170, Clearwater, Florida
33756-5165 before service on
Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You
may. review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the' Circuit Court's office notified
of your current address, (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will
be mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: FEB. 3, 2009

KEN BURKE


CLERK OF THE
Kris Shireman CIRCUIT COURT
Petitioner 315 Court Street-Room 170
S.A. Clearwater, Florida 33756-5165


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 08-007809-ES-4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
HARRY LEE PORTER.
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of HARRY LEE PORTER,
deceased, whose date of death
-was October 14, 1994, File No.
08-007809-ES-4 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 per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal 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 served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
; OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication.
of this notice is March 6, 2009.
Personal Representative:
JIMMIE SUE PORTER
7088 South Shore Drive S.
South Pasadena, FL 33707
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
J. RICHARD RAHTER
Kieffer & Rahter. P.A.
6670 First Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33707
(727) 344-5788


You are invited to register your opinions either at the public hear- Attorneys for Petitioner (727) 464-326i Facsimie/(/2.) 394-2o9o
ing or by a letter stating the reasons for your opinions. Letr', ,houlb' .4731 Central Avenue By:/S/RHOQNDA DITTY Florida Bar No. 188395
be addressed to the Zoning Division, Post Office Box I 0(ii, P.nIla., St. Petersburg, FL 33713 Deputy Clerk SPN No. 00008511
Park, Florida, 33781. For more information, please contact the Zoning Telephone: 727-327-0100 DM021306FEB.13, 20,27, MAR.6, .10050 MAR. 6. 13 2009 030601
Division.. Facsimile: 727-327-1797 2009 021306
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City Florida Bar 501602 DMINOTICE OF
Council, City Board or City Commission, with respect to any matter SPN: 815601 ADMINISTRATION and
considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings and for ..13342 MAR. 6. 13; 009 030603 NOTICE TO CREDITORS
such purpose, niay need to ensure that a verbatim record of theo. IN AND FOR PINELLAS
c:.:ed.ing, i mad. h.ich rci,:dJ minudeis the teimon) ,and evidence- COUNTY FLORIDA
Th ,ic the a ppe:al ,l. rp e ta.ed ublic should t co nicate NOTICE TO CREDITORS PROBATE DIVISION
The applicant, proponents, and public should not communicate IN THE CIRCUIT COURT UCN:522009CP000470XXESXX
either verbally or in writing with the members of the Commiunity FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, File No. 09-470-ES 004
Development Agency regarding the matter under consideration except FLORIDA In Re: The Estate of
at the quasi-judicial hearing, in that this could invalidate any action PROBATE DIVISION ELIZABETH VERONICA
taken at.the qud.i.tud.iLd h-ivanrg Pleae n.)ie i ht i he qua.,i-iudi
cial hearing .ayronc ho h.., standing ma, addret. the i ues aM ine D File No. 09-i00631ES SAUNDERS,
hearing. 'All pnije, ill hate un opp.nunI, 1o quesiior. oiher speak... Division- 03The administration of the
ers and be questioned by any one who is affected by the case. Should IN RE ESTATE OF estate of ELIZABETH VERONI-
anyone wish to question City, who reviewed the proposed request for CLYDE HAROLD ROBERTS CA SAUNDERS, deceased File
compliance with City Code for building, engineering, drainage, police CLYDE HAROLD ROBERTSCA Number 09-470-ES004 i, Filpend-
or fire issues, please call the Zoning Division, at feast five days pnri to eceas inistraion of the estate of CLYE HAROL ROBERTS, ing in the Circuit Courtfor
-.the hearing, so that arrangements can be made to have said staff attend. The administration of the estate of CLYDE HAROLD ROBERTS, ing in the Ci ounty rorida. Probate
the meeting.. h nm sc m. f deceased, File Number 09-000631IES is pending in the Circuit Court ,ipplas County; Florida, Probate
Any written communication should be received 8 days prior to the for Pinellas Couinty, Florida, Probate Pivisopn, thpeaddress of which is, ,1pivision, theaddfess of which is
public hearing date in oer to be made a part of the recordand letters 315 Court Street Clearwater, Florida 33756. 315 Court Street, Clearwater, F1
public bearing date in order te made a part o the record and letters Thenames and addresses of the personal representative and the 33756. The names and addresses
Pinellas Park, Florida, 33780. All oral communication concerning this :personal representative's attorney are set forth below, of the personal representative and
case is prohibited by Florida State law unless made at the public hear- All creditors of the decedent andI other persons having claims or- the personal representative's
ing. For more information, please contact the Zoning Division. demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured,.contingent or' attorney ar set forth below.
The City m intains a tape recording of all public 1eaing. In the "nliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file ALL INTERESTED PER-
event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape mayor may not ade- their claims with. this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) SONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF All persons on whom this
quaFOR THE EARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for individuals THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF notice is served who have objec-
with hearing impairment will be made available upon requests madat-SERVICE OF A COPY OF IS NOTiCE ON THEM. tions that challenge the validity of
least 72 hours in mpadvance. Also, an Assistive Hearing Device agni- All other creditors of the decedent andpersons having claims or the will, the qualifications of the

ler) is available from the City Clerk for use in Council Chambers and demands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contain personal representative, venue, or
all meeting rooms throughout the City. This document is available in gent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court jurisdcion of this Court are
the following accessible ughourmats: Braille, Large Print AudisTape d WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST required to file their objections
the following accessibletformats: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape. lnd PUBLICATON OF THIS NOTICE. with this court WITHIN THE
Electronic File on Computer Disks. PUBLICATION OF THISNOTICE.
Electronic File on Computer sks ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO LATER OF-THREE MONTHS
10. FILEDD WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. AFTER THE DATE OF THE
The date of thefirst publication ofthis Notice is March 6, 2009. FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS Personal Representative. NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. Lila Jean Roberts AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
PINELLAS COUNTY, FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, 1924 Brae Moor Drive ICE OF A COPY QF THIS
FLORIDA FLORIDA Dunedin, FL 34698 NOTICE ON THEM.
PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION Attorney for Personal Representative All creditors of the decedent
File No. 09 805-ES File No.09-0786ES3 Lucinda J. Warren and other persons having claims
P.O. Box 1009 or demands against decedent's
IN RE: ESTATE OF IN RE: ESTATE OF ,Crystal Beach, FL 34681 estate on whom a copy of this
WINNIFREDF. DAVIS DANIEL LEWIS CAMPBELL 727-771-1921 notice is served within three
.Deceased. Deceased. Florida Bar No. 160514 months after the date of first pub-
The ad. inistration of the t he administration of the 17771 MAR. 6,.13,2009 030606 .-lication of this notice must file
The admini stration of the The of Daniel Lewistratio of thell their claims with this Court
estate of Winnifred F. Davis estate of Daniel LewisCampbell NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PROPERTY WITHIN THE LATER OF
deceased, whose date of death deceased, whose date ot death Pointe West Resident Owned Community, Inc. THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
was January 14, 2009, is pending was January 14, 2009, is pending 12651 Seminole Boulevard Largo, Florida 33778 DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
in the Circuit Court for Pinellas in the Circuit Court for. Pinellas CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
County, Florida, Probate County, Florida, Probate -Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Florida Statute 715.109 a THIRTY AYS AFNOTICER TH
Division, the address of which is Division, the address of which is public sale shall be held on March 13, 2009 at 11:00 AM at 12651 DATE OF SERVICE OF A
315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL 31.5 Court Street, Clearwater, FL "Seminole Boulevard, Lot # 10-X Largo: Florida 33778 to sell to the DATECOPY OF THIS NOTERVICE OF A
33756. The names and addresses 33756, The names and addresses, highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property: THCOPY OFM. THIS NOTICE ON
of the personal representatives of the personal representative and Single wide mobile home 1971 (year) Gulf States Mfg. Corp All other creditors of the
and the personal representatives' the personal representative's. mobile home, Vehicle Identification Number GA1332, Title # decedent and persons having
attorney are set forth below, attorney are set forth' below. All 3900691, bed, desk organizer, coffee pot, stove, toaster oven,
All creditors of the decedent creditors of the decedent iand microwave, refrigerator, 3 crockpots, 3 barstools, couch, 2 claims or demands against the
Sand other persons having claims other peron," hbalng claim, or chairs, end table, floor fan, 3 TV's, coffee table, dishes. 2 decedent's estate must file their
and other permands havgainst decedent's otheresnds hagaint deedent's printers 2 headboards, vaccuum, satellite receiver, umbrella, .claims with this court WITHIN
or demands against decedents demands against dedents battery charger & jumper, sabre & pole saws, bug lite, tarp, 2 THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
estate on whom a copy of this estate on whom a copy of this night stands, dresser & mirror, chest of drawers, 2 TV trays, DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
notice is required to be served notice is required to be served ladder, leaf blower, lounge.chair, folding table, blankets & pil- CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
must file their claims with this must file their,claims with this lows, hand weights and soaps/cleaners ALL CLAIMS AND
court WITHIN THE LATER OF court WITHIN THE LATER OF ALL CLAIMS AND
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME The name of the former tenants are Michelle Green, DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION Jack Wells and Robert J. Ostlin. WILL BE FOREVER BARRED
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS The date of the first publication of
-. - -..--.- -... ... ; .,,n La .:d d: ,>o Dne;We ,t,> Rs .,.at Ow ned .....;,., t. In this Notice is March 6, 2009,


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 ABOVEi 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 MARCH 6,2009.
Personal Representatives:
Charles Anderson
39 Wright Street
Stoneham, Massachusetts 02180
Joseph F. Pippen, Jr.
1920 E. Bay Drive Largo,
Florida 33771
Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Charles Anderson
Law Offices of Joseph F. Pippen,
Jr. & Associates, PL
1920 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33771
Telephone: (727) 586-3306
Florida Bar No. 351581
SPN:01769503
13105-02MAR.6.,13,2009 030608


AFTER THE DATE OF SER KV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the -'17771.
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against.
decedent's estate must filed
their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE. FIRST Se
PUBLICATIONN F()F THIS .n1gem
NOTICE *Cenir[,
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED for:968
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS Propos
SET FORTH IN SECTION Thursd
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA ("NWW
PROBATE CODE WILL BE proposal
FOREVER BARRED. posal a
NOTWITHSTANDING site at
THE TIME PERIODS SET Petersb
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM posals.
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR The de
MORE AFTER THE DECE- Louis
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS Manage
BARRED. 18313
The date of first, publication
of this notice is March 6, 2009.


.,nalorl, 1uuo t eest aes ient wnea Uommunty, Inc.
Business office address and phone: 13225 101st Street,
Largo, FL 33773 727-584-8924
.. FEB. 27. MAR. 6, 2009 022703

City of St Petersburg; Florida
Notice to Offerors
Purchasing & Materials Management

aled proposals will be received by the Purchasing and Materials
,em Direoi. City of St. Petersburg, Municipal Services
5th Fe,.'r, One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701
8-73 Digester Tank Lid Removal, Clealiing and Dewatering,
al No. 6819, pre-proposal conference to be held at 8:00 a.d. ET,
ay, March 12, 2009. at Northwest Water Reclamation Facility
VRF"), 7500 26th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33710,
al opening at 3:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 24, 2009. This pro-
nd all addenda may be downloaded by accessing the City's web-
t www.stpete.org/purchase/solbidn.asp. The City of St.
burg, Florida reserves the right to accept or reject any and all pro-
The City reserves the rightto waive technicalities on proposals.
cision as to what constitutes a technicality shall rest solely with
Moore, CPPO, Director of Purchasing and Materials
ement.
MAR. 6, 2009 .030605

City of St Petersburg
Notice to Bidders


Personal Representative: Purchasing & Materials Management
Daniel Lewis Campbell, Jr.
7823-17th Way North .. Sealed bids will be received by the Purchasing and Materials
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702 Management Director, City of St. Petersburg, Municipal Services
Attorney for Personal Center, 5th Floor, One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg. Florida, 33701
Representative: for: 912-40 Fossil Park Pool Bleacher Removal and Canopy Structure
Cynthia J. McMilleh. Repair, Bid No. 6820, pre-bid conference to be held at 8:00 a.m. ET,
Attorney for Daniel Lewis Tuesday,,March 10, 2009, at Fossil Park Pool. 6739 Dr. Martin Luther
Campbell, Jr. King, Jr. Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33702, bid opening at
Law Offices of Joseph F, Pippen, 3:00 p.m. ET. Tuesday, March 24, 2009. This bid and all addenda may
Jr. & Associates, PL be downloaded by accessing the City's website at www.stpete.org/pur-
1920 East Bay Drive chase/solbidn.asp. The City of St. Petersburg. Florida reserves the right
Largo, FL 33771 to accept or reject any and all bids. The City reserves the right to waive
Telephone: (727) 586-3306 technicalities on bids. The decision as to what constitutes a technicall-
Florida Bar No. 351581 ty shall rest solely with Louis Moore, CPPO .Director of Purchasing
SPN: 01769503 uand Materiils Management.
13105-2MAR.6,13,2009 0320607 18313 MAR. 6.2009 030611


Personal Representatives:
James C. Saunders
417 Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Paul J. Bums, Esq.
12525 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 595-4540
Florida Bar No. 968201
17485 MAR. 6. 13.2009 060310

NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATIVE
COMPLAINT

TO: Florida's Best Title Agency,
Clearwater, FL

Case No.: 96924-08-AG

An ADMINISTRATIVE
COMPLAINT to suspend or
revoke your licenses) and eligi-
bility for licensure and appoint-
ment hag been filed against you.
You have the right to request a
hearing pursuant to Sections
120.569 and 120.57 (1) and (2),
Florida Statutes, by mailing a
request for same to the
Department of Financial
Services, Division of Legal
Services, 200 E. Gaines St.,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0333.
If a request for hearing is not
received by April 3, 2009. the
right to a hearing in this matter
will be waived and the Chief
Financial Officer will dispose of
this case in accordance with the
law.
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Friday, March 06, 2009 I PINELLAS NEWS I Page 5


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(SUMMARY ADMINISTRATION)
IN fHE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
STATE OF FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE: 08-8329-ES4
IN THE ESTATE OF:
CONSTANCE C. BOUGHNER
DECEASED
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of CONSTANCE C. BOUGHNER
deceased, File No. 08-8329-ES4, the Circuit Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 545 First Avenue
North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; that the decedent's date of dealli
was August 26, 2008, that the total value of the estate is $ 52. 252.49
and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned
by such order are:
NAME ADDRESS


MARTIN CLARK


Post Office Box 1032
Old Town, Florida 32680


ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate .of the decedent and persons having
claims'or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those
for whom provision for full payment was made in the order of
Sumimary Administration must file their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOT$
WITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME
PERIOD. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
IS BARRED:
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 27,
2009.
Person Giving Notice
MARTIN CLARKE, PETITIONER
Post Office Box 1032
Old Town, Florida 32680


Attorney for Person Giving Notice
B. Larry Smith, P.A.
SMITH LAW FIRM, LLC
322 East Park Avenue
Chiefland, FL 32626
TEL: 352-490-5353
FAX: 352-490-5337
FBN: 152687
14210 FEB 27, MA


AR 06, 2009 022701


NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
IN THE. CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.:08-13202FD17 Division: FDI7
SHAIMAYN MULLIS
Petitioner


CLASSIFIED


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DM022003 FEB. 20, 27, MAR. 6, 13. 2009 022003
PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF SAINT PETERSBURG
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The City of St. Petersburg, Florida is requesting Statements of
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floor, Municipal Services Center; One Fourth Street North. St.
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Managing the County's Budget


Budget cuts loom in the midst of national economic crisis, but Pinellas
County officials want input from the community as they prepare to
trim back funding for services and programs in the upcoming

fiscal year

BY FRANK R. CARRERAS III
STAFF WRITER

PINELLAS Keep, reduce or eliminate? backs and Amendment One, which "dou-
That's what residents decided about the parks, bled" the homestead exemption.
educational centers, health care services, com-
munity housing programs and other services T DT OE S
provided by Pinellas County on Tuesday, March THE BUDGET PROCESS.
3, at Palm Harbor University High School. The Developing the county's budget


meeting gave Pinellas County residents a
chance to make suggestions as the county de-
cides which programs are expendable.
The county is moving forward in its budget
preparations for the start of the 2010 fiscal year.
Pinellas County government will host two re,
maining public budget meetings, continuing
Monday, March 23 at Osceola High School, on
9751 98th St. N., ifiSeminole. '
Mary Burrell, the operations manager for the
Pinellas County Board of County Commission-
ers, said the budget cuts come in the wake of the
national economic downturn and plunging real
estate values:
"The sharp decrease in county revenue re-
flects the nationaleconomic crisis, local reduc-
tions in real estate values, and property tax caps.
Commissioners are currently-iayolved in the
process of setting priorities on the County serv-
ices and programs," Burrell said.

THE BUDGET CHALLENGE
The county predicts that it will lose $48 mil-
lion to $70 million in revenue for the 2010 fiscal
year, and it expects revenue to continue to de-
cline after the new fiscal year begins.
"Preliminary budget forecasts for fiscal year
2010 predict a $48 million to $70 million total re-
duction in general fund revenues," according to
the "Citizen's Guide to the Budget," posted on
the county's Web site. The sharp decrease in
county revenue is tied to the national economic
crisis, local reductions in real estate values and
property tax caps.
The county expects a decrease in tax revenue
and forecasts a 10 to 15 percent decrease in
property tax revenue because of Legislative roll-


The 0MB analyzes th'iee'years worth
of budget information. This forecasting
is a planning tool that helps develop.
.the budger guidelines for the year's
budget process. .


is a year round process and before
the new fiscal year begins in Octo-
ber, the newly proposed budget fol-
'lows a series of steps as it winds
its way through the board.
According to Burrell, the Office
of Management and Budget
(OMB) analyzes three years worth
of budget information during the
months of December and January,
The upcoming budget year is fore-
casted using information from the
past budget and future trends, like de-
clining real estate values. This fore-
casting is a planning tool that helps de-
velop the budget, guidelines for the new
year's budget process.
Next, the county administration develops
the budget guidelines in February. These guide-
lines are forwarded to each of the county's de-
partments so those departments can plan ac-
cording to the guidelines put in action.
The county's departments and agencies sub-
mit their completed budgets in March and these
submissions are reviewed by the OMB staff, as
they prepare for budget wok sessions with the
Board of Commissioners.
The budget work session is held during the
months of April, May and June. This work ses-
sion gives the board feedback,, such as the
mileage rate policy, proposed program en-
hancements or reductions and revenue adjust-
ments.
In July,'the proposed budget is prepared by
the county administrator. The proposed budget
is the culmination of the previous month's.
budget meetings. '
, The first .and second public hearings regard-


The county's departments and agen-
cies submit their completed budgets.
Submissions are reviewed by the 0MB
staff, as they prepare for budget wok
sessions with the board.


ing .
the
budget
are held in Au-
gust and September.
Once the budget is distrib-
uted, more budget work sessions with .,
the board are held to help guide the county ad-
ministrator through, the budget process. At the
first public meeting the board approves the ten-
tative mileage and budgets. During the second
meeting the board approves the adopted mileage
and budgets.
COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
. The feedback provided at the remaining pub-
lic meetings and through other public outreach
efforts will be used in the decision making


The proposed budget is prepared by
the county administrator. The pro-
posed budget is the culmination of the
prvios monh's budget meetings.


The remain meetings will be held


*Monday, March 23: Osceola High School,
9751 98th St. N., Seminole.
*Thursday, March 26: Gibbs High School,
850 34th St. S., St. Petersburg.

For more information please call the Pinellas
County Board of Commissioners at (727) 464-
3000.


The new fiscal year begins


The county administration develops the budget In. order.to develop the tentative budget, budget The proposed budget is prepared by the county ad-
guidelhies. These guidehules are forwarded to each work sessions' are held to get feedback such as the mmistrator. The proposed budget is the culmination
county department so the departments can plan ac- ... -mileage rate policy, proposed program enhance of the previous month's budget meetings.
cording to the guidelines put in achon. ments or reductions and revenue adjustments.


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CLEARWATER Ten men, rang-,
ing in age from 22 to 73, were ar-
rested during a Clearwater Police, Re-
verse Prostitution Operation. The
operation was conducted between.
3:00 p.m. Feb. 27 and 1:00 a.m. Feb.
28 in and around the East Gateway
area of Clearwater.
The operation primarily targeted
males soliciting prostitution, with
Clearwater police officers posing as
decoys.
The operation is part of an in-
creased effort to reduce prostitution
solicitation and activity.
In addition to 10 misdemeanor
charges of soliciting prostitution,
Clearwater police also impounded 6
vehicles,.and charged twvo individuals
with obstruction of justice and failure
to produce a valid driver's license.

Clearwater police search
for Fifth Third bank robber
CLEARWATER Clearwater po-
lice officers are investigating a bank
robbery that took place on Tuesday
morning at the Fifth
Third Bank located on g '
2710 Gulf to Bay
Blvd., in Clearwater.
Police officials say
the suspect walked in
to the bank at 10:32
a.m., and handed the Iyo)u.rim.eri ,.rlr ,in
teller a note that de- abouttheFifth Third
bank robbery please
manded cash. The sus- call crime Stoppers at
pect then ran from the 1-800 873-TIPS
bank with an undis-
closed amount of cash
in hand.
The suspect has not been located
and remains at large. Clearwater Po-


lice are asking the pulbic for help in
catching the suspect. They are seach-
ing for a' black male, approxmitaly 6
feet high, thin build and some facial
hair.
If you have information about the
roberry please call Crime Stoppers at
1 800 873-TIPS.

Police arrest three in
undercover drug deal
ST. PETERSBURG Three' sup-
sects were arrested on Tuesday afert-
noon, after an under-
cover drug transaction
turned robbery re-
sulted in gunfire and a
police chase.
Antwan Maruis
Britt, 2.1, Christopher
Jerome Toliver, 20, and
a, third suspect were
apprehended in the 700
block of 42nd Avenue
South after leading po-
lice on a chase that be,
gan in a Walmart park-
ing lot. Christpher Jerome
Toliver, 20, andi Antwan
Accordiunbg to St. Marquis ritt,21,were
Petersburg police offi- charged with multiple
cials, the three sus- mes including armed
pects met with St. Pe-
tersburg Undercover Detectives at
the Walmart at 350134th St. S. to sell
illegal narcotics. .
During the transaction, Britt bran-
dished a semi-automatic 9mm hand-
gun ahd robbed one of the undercover
detectives. Both detectives inten-
tionally discharged their waepons at
the suspects but no one was injured.
The undervover detective's names
have not been released but they have
been on paid administrative leave un-
til an investigation is completed.
Toliver and the named suspect


were passengers in the 4 door- Suzuki
Forenza driven by Britt.

Armed man shot in exchange
with police officers
CLEARWATER An armed man
was shot and killed after firing at
Clearwater police officers on Mon-
dayevening at the Lexington apart-
ment complex located at 1220 S. Mis-
souri Ave.
Clearwater police officials say
Michael Gaides, 52, opened fire'on
Officers Scott Durivou and Eliad,
Glenn as they tried to make contact
with Gaides during the investigation
of a domestic disturbance.
The officers returned fire, striking
Gaides at least once. Gaides was pro-
nounced dead at the scene by Clear-
water Fire and Rescue paramedics at
11:34 p.m.
Both Durivou and Glenn have been
placed on administrative leave with
pay while an investigation into the
shooting is conducted.

Grow house operation shut down

CLEARWATER Pinellas Sher-
iffs Narcotics detectives followed a
tip which led to the arrest of four, in
connection with two grow houses in
the Clearwater area.
Detectives seized 147 marijuana
plants, with a street value of nearly
$250,000, as part of the on-going in-
vestigation into marijuana grow
houses in Pinellas County.
Gary Everett Dickenson, 28, and
Steven Bradford, 22, Joseph Zino
Steinkoenig, 28, and Jennifer Wolford,
26, were all arrested for manufacture
of marijuana.
Detectives were following a tip of
an alleged marijuana growing opera-


tion at both of these locations, and the
arrests occurred from Friday night,
Feb. 27, into early Saturday morning,
Feb. 28.
The four are known to each other
and believed to be associates in this
enterprise.

Detectives investigate bank
robbery in Belleair Bluffs


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BELLEAIR BLUFFS Detec-
tives are investigating a bank robbery
Tuesday morning at th Wachovia
Bank in at 2515 West Bay Dr.
According to detectives the sus-
pect entered the bank, approached the
teller and handed over a note de-
manding cash. The teller complied
with the demand and the suspect fled
with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as a black
male in his 30s, about six feet one
inch with a thin build. He was last
seen wearing a.gray pullover hoodie,
dark pants, dark shoes, and a black
and yellow knit cap. He has a full
beard or a goatee.
Anyone with information that
would assist detectives in this inves-
tigation is asked to call Detective Je-
remy Nygren of the Robbery/Homi-
cide Unit; or to remain anonymous
they can call Crime Stoppers at 1800
873-TIPS.




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