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FRIDAY March 13, 2009


Philadelphia Phillies Tampa Bay Rays Toronto Blue Jays
At Bright House Field, Clearwater At Chaiolte Sports Park, Port Charlote At Knology Field, punedin
Saturday: @ Houston Astros saturday: @ Cincinnatti Reds Saturday: @ Detroit Tigers
Sunday: St. Louis Cardinals Sunday: Pittsburg Pirates Sunday: Cincinnatti Reds
Monday: @ New York Yankees Monday: @ Pittsburg Pirates Monday: Boston Red Sox
Tuesday: Cincinnatti Reds Wednesday: Cincinnatti Reds Wednesday: @ Philadelphia Phillies
Thursday: @ Florida Marlins Thursday: St. Louis Cardinals Thursday: @ New York Yankees
Friday: @ St. 'Louis Cardinals Friday: @ Toronto Blue Jays Friday: Tampa Bay Rays




Surviving the economic crunch


l BY CHRISTINA CASADONTE at Salvation Aimy, said' her organiza- "Individual donations are slow," "


Photo courtesy of University of Florida, IFAS
Florida peaches, such as the Florida Gold
peach, will increase local growers' share of
the market during the down season.


Florida

peaches

ready for

the market

Florida's early growing season
will help fill April-June gap in
the U.S. peach market. :

TALLAHASSEE 'With names
like "Florida Prince," "Tropic Beauty,"
"UF Sun" and "Flordago" the Florida
peach has finally entered the fruit
market.
Newly developed varieties ;6f
peaches that grow well,in Florida's
subtropical climate will enable con-
sumers to enjoy domestic peaches in
the spring, three months ahead of the
beginning of.the U.S summer peach
crop.
According to Tim Thomas, of the
'Florida Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, Florida peaches
were over. 45 years in the making.
They were Developed by the Univer-
sity of Florida researchers with coop-
eration from Florida's gro wers, and
were created to prosper, in the
warmer climates of Florida..
These new peach varieties are
good news for Florida growers who
are seeking an alternative crop that
reaches the market when other com-
petitors are out of-season.
"They hit the market about five or
six years ago, but this past spring
growers finally have produced enough
volume, so now the peacehs can be
..sold in grocery stores and promotions_
are planned as well," Thomas said.
Currently there are about 70 acres
of peaches being grown in the state,
mostly in Central Florida. Producers
reported success with the first year's
crop and expect to increase future pro-
duction. , I'
"We see the value of working with
our local growers on this commodity,"
said Steve Williams, director of pro-
duce for Sweetbay Supermarkets.
"There is a lot of potential in the com-
ing years."
Georgia and South Carolina are the
Southeast's regional production cen-
ters. The newly developed Florida
varieties require only 150 to 300 chill
hours, compared to 600 hours.


STAFF WRITER


ST. PETERSBURG As the clock
struck noon, a congregation of people
standing outside the Salvation Army
on 4th Street and 13th Avenue South
in St. Petersburg formed a line. Three-
at a time; they were allowed entry
into Salvation Army's cafeteria, where
they were served the standard
lunchtime meal of bread and soup.
* Maureen Simmons, a case manager


tion has noticed a steady increase of
new faces needing food assistance
over the past eight months.
"Last year at this time we served
19,427 meals. This year, we have al-
ready served 23, 646 meals," she ex-
plained. "That's 4,219 more meals."
Though Salvation Army's food
pantry is still stocked from the gener-
ous holiday donations, Simmons said
she does not expect the supplies to
last.


she said. "We expect to feed a lot
more families during thesummer,
that's when it will deplete rapidly."
The situation at'Salvation Army
mirrors a trend present in aid organi-
zations all over Pinellas County-in
the face of waning donations, food
,banks and soup kitchens are strug-
gling to keep a growing number of
people needing assistance from

See SHELTERS I Page 3


Photo by Frank R. Carreras Ill
Food cans are stacked high at The Salavation Army. The
SA says that donations are low and they are relying on
overflow from previous food drvies in 2008.


Municipal elections run



smooth, unofficial results in


PINELLAS- The 2009 Municipal
elections came ot close on Tues-
day, march 10, 2009. Here are the re-
sults:
Voters in Belleair Bluffs chose
Chris Arbutine Sr. for mayor. Ifi
Dunedin, Dave Eggers was elected
mayor by a er''s,.v margin. And
Teresa Zeniaiti4'.was elected mayor
in Kenneth City.
However there are questions
about whether Zemaitis, a Dixie
Hollins High School teacher, can
serve as mayor because she is a pub-
lic employee.
The town charter forbids public
employees from serving as mayor. A
hearing will held Wednesday in St.
Petersburg to address the issue.
Ip Redington Beach voters sais
no to a referendum prosposing to in-
crease public official's salaries.
In Oldsmar, residents voted over-
whelmingly against the annexation
of the East Lake Woodlands Subdi-
vision; the Shoppes of Boot Ranch,
the East Lake Woodlands Shopping
Center and the Lockheed Martin
Property.
The city requested that .the an-
nexation vote be conducted only by
mail ballot, andthere were np polling
places for this vote.
Some municipalities canceled
their elections because of not having
enough qualified candidates for of-
fice. Belleair Beach, Belleair Shore,
Indian Shores, Madeira Beach,
North Redington Beach,, Redington
Shores, South Pasadena, St. Pete
Beach and Treasure Island canceled.
St. Petersburg and Largo elec-
tions are scheduled in the fall and
Clearwater, Pinellas Park and Tar-
pon Springs have no elections
scheduled in 2009


2009 Municipal Election re


BELLEAIR COMMISSIONER
Stephanie Oddo
Stephen R. Fowler
Brad Ackerman

BELLEAIR BLUFFS MAYOR
Chris Arbutine, Sr.
David M. Shimkus


45.09%
40.87%
14.04%


57.69%
42.31%


BELLEAIR BLUFFS COMMISSIONER 2-YR
Suzy Sofer 39.33%
John 'Jack' Nazario 37.79%
Robert P.R Russo 22.88%

BELLEAIR BLUFFS COMMISSIONER 1-YR
Joe Barkley 49.85%
Wanda Rusinowski 32.57%
Gary Nemes 17.58%
DUNEDIN MAYOR (Vote for 1)
Dave Eggers 51.13%
Deborah Kynes 48.87%

DUNEbIN COMMISSIONER SEAT 1
Julie Scales g68.50%
Michael A. Quill. 31.50%
DUNEDIN COMMISSIONER SEAT 2
Ron Barnette 50.37%
Tony Scrui'ton ..'.49.63%

DUNEDIN COMMISSIONER SEAT 3
David C. Carson 59.23%
John Tornga 40.77%'

GULFPORT COUNCILMEMBER WARD 2
Michele King 66.57%
Jim Greenwald 33.43% .

GULFPORT COUNCILMEMBER WARD 4-


results Samuel Henderson 39.72%
Scourtland Yarborough 23.95%
Mary Stull 20.52%
Pam Prell 15.82%
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684
620 INDIAN ROCKS BEACH CITY COMMISSIONER
213 Phil J. Hanna 37.90% '
Terry Hiamilton-Wollin 32.8511o
Don House, Jr 29.25%
.405
297 KENNETH CITY MAYOR
Teresa Zemaitis 70.45%


Muriel H. Whitman 29.55%


409
393 KENNETH CITY COUNCILMEMBER
238, Ron Sneed 41.33%
Allen R. Schopp 39.37%
Harold L. Jividen 19.31%

213 OLDSMAR COUNCIL SEAT 3
115 Doug Bevis 57.33%
Sara Normandeau 42,67%
3,574
3,416 SAFETY HARBOR COMMISSION SEAT 1
Joseph Ayoub 58.19%
Robin L. Fornino 33.05%
.4,712 Karen Skiff 8.77%
2,167.
SAFETY HARBOR COMMISSION SEAT 2
3,380 Mary Lynda Williams 63.99%
3,330 Barbara Ewert 36.01%

SAFETY HARBOR COMMISSION SEAT 3
4,029 Nancy J. Besorb 69.11%
2,773 Glen S Caristinos 30.89%

SEMINOLE COUNCIL MEMBER
1,330 Patricia Plantamura 29.93%
668 Thomas M. Barnhorn 26.50%
Leslie Waters 29.00%
James J. Quinn. 14;57%


Democrats question McCollum ads


TALLAHASSEE The.
Florida Democratic Party filed
a public records request with
Attorney General Bill McCol-
lum demanding that he turn
over all documents related to,
the taxpayer-funded ads, on
Wednesday, which it says does
more to promniote. McCollum's
political career than the public
safety of Floridians.
"The Attorney General has
a solemn duty to protect
Florida's children from preda-
tors. Unfortunately, Attorney
General Bill McCollum chose


instead to promote his political
career rather than protect
Florida's children when he de-
cided to run nearly $2 million
in TV ads promoting himself
instead of public safety," Eric
Jotkoff, Florida Democratic
Party spokesman,;said.
The Florida Democratic
Party is demanding that Mc-
Collum turn over all docu-
ments related to the produc-
tion and financing of the ads by
McCollum's long-time politi-
cal consultant who was
awarded the no-bid contract.


McCol-
lum hired
Chris Mot-
tola Con-
sulting to
create an ad
on cyber
safety,
which has
aired in TV


McUOllum


markets throughout Florida
starting last summer. The firm
also produced McCollum's ads
in his successful 2006 bid for
attorney general.


Tax credit offered for green windows


Taxpayers who purchase energy efficient
replacement windows are eligible for a 30
percent tax return credit.
WASHINGTON DC The federal govern-
menrit is encouraging homeowners to be green by
offering tax incentives for taxpayers to update
their home to function more efficiently.
Homeowners will be eligible for a tax credit
for up to $1500 for the next two years if they use
energy efficient products in their home, up from
10 to 30 percent. Products such as windows, in-
sulation, heating and Cooling Systems, Appli-
ances, water heaters, and doors all qualify for the
tax credit,


0


,.. .. "':" '
Photo courtesy ofu Simonion Windows
Taxpayers who purchase energy efficient replacement
windows are eligible for 30% tax return credit.


INSIDE


AtA Glance......3
Calendar.......... 2
Classifieds.......5
Briefs ............... 3


Crossword.......6
Column ...........2
Legal ads......4-5
Weekly Recipe..6


Vol. 27, No. 11 1 One section, 6 pages


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Submit your events to
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Today, 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.
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 14, 2009
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.com 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, between 1st and 2nd Ave. and 3rd and 4th St. N.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a stroll in the park surrounded 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.
, Special Olympics Area 6 Summer Games: Lakewood High School,.1400 54th
Ave. S. 8:30 registrtion. 9:30 a.im,to 5 p.m. Over 500 athletes participate in
Olympic style events of soccer, track and field, bocce, volleyball and tennis.
Parade of athletes, opening ceremony activities and lighting of the Special
Olympics "Flame of Hope" cauldron and award ceremonies follow events.
Olympic Village area with games and entertainment. www.sopinellas.com or 727-
462-1556.
Spa Beach Splash and Kite Festival: Pier Aquarium, Roy G. Harrell, Jr.
Education Station and Spa Beach. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, fun marine discovery
day and kiteflying. www.pieraquarium.org or 727-895-7437;.
Walking Tour of Downtown St. Petersburg Historic District: Central Ave. and
2nd St., 10 a.m. to noon. St. Petersburg Preservation Inc. visits historic buildings and
tells the history of St. Petersburg. www.stpetepreservation.org or 727-824-7802.
Sunday, March 15, 2009 -
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training v Pirates: March 15,1:05 p.m. Sports Park,
2300 El Jobean Rd. Port Charlotte. www.raysbaseball.com or 1-888-FAN-RAYS.
Bay to Bay Road Race: Through St. Petersburg. Part of St. Pete's running history
for over 20 years. The traditional cross-town event was improved with the addi-
tion of a point-to-point 5K, kids races, a race expo and a post race party on The
Pier featuring a buffet and live entertainment. Both the 12K and' 5K events are
chip timed and run over courses certified by USA Track & Field. www.runbayto-
bay.com or 727-367-RACE.
Sunday Afternoon Fun: The Pier, 800 2nd Ave N.E. First and Third Sundays. Lars
Erick Robinson, caricature artist from Fritzy Brothers One Man Circus.and family
fun. www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443.
Sickle Cell Dinner and Jazz Extravaganza: Hilton downtown, 333 1st St. S. 5
p.m. to 9 p.m. 727-896-2355.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Celebrity Critter of the Week: Green Moray Eel: Pier Aquarium, 800 2nd Ave.
N.E. Noon to 2 p.m. www.pieraquarium.org or 727-895-7437.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
St. Patrick's Day: The annual feast day in celebration of Saint Patrick (circa 385-
461 AD), one of the patron saints of Ireland, is here. So raise a glass an wear
green to celebrate Ireland' national holiday.
Judith Alstadter Lunchtime concert In Side Door Cabaret: The Palladium
Theatre at St. 'Petersburg College, 253 5th Ave. N. Noon. www.mypalladium.org or
727-822-3590.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training v Reds: March 18,1:05 p.m. Sports Park,
2300 El Jobean Rd. Port Charlotte. www.raysbaseball.com or 1-888-FAN-RAYS.
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.
Tea Dance: Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N. First and Third Wednesdays.. Dance
instruction 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., taped music 12:30 to 1 p.m. and live music
by various bands 1 to 3:30 p.m., www.stpete.org/coliseum or 727-892-5202.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training v Cardinals: March 18,1:05 p.m. Sports Park,
2300 El Jobean Rd. Port Charlotte. www.raysbaseball.com or 1-888-FAN-RAYS.
Side Door Jazz, Stan Hunter Quartet: The Palladium Theatre at St. Petersburg
College, 253 5th Ave. N. 7:30 p.m. www.mypalladium.org or 727-822-3590.
Friday, March 20, 2009
KEM: Progress Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. 8 p.m.
Nothing can be better than KEMISTRY for the soul. Motown's rising star, KEM, delivers
a debut album rich in emotion and vpcally textured. KEM, a self-taught musician who
wrote and produced KEMISTRY, blends saucy scats and soothing lyrics with bass,
drums, guitar and percussion., www.mahaffeytheater.com or 727-892-5798.
Chuck Brodsky in concert, The World Championship Tour (aka, "it's Rays
STime in '09"): Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave. 8:30 p.m. A combination of Bob
Dylan, John Prine & Harry Carry. Songs of American culture, everyday life & of course
baseball, www.craftsmanhousegallery.com or 727-323-ARTS.
Tampa Baiy Blues Festival: March 20-22, 2009.Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr. N.E.
Fri. 12:30 to 10 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun. Noon to 10 p.m. The Tampa
Bay Blues Festival prides itself in presenting the very finest in blues entertainment
each year in an ideal tropical setting. Presenting the internationally recognized blues
performers. Activities, food and arts & crafts, www.tampabaybluesfest.com or 727-
502-5000.


Nutrition, holisitc seminars

offered for pet owners


TAMPA With recent concerns
over poor pet quality food, holistic
care has become popular preference
among pet owners.
As a part of their Pet Care Seminar
Series the Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tampa
Bay presents Nutrition and Holistic
Pet Care seminar to educate humans
on holistic habits for their companion
animals on March 21st 4-6pm at the.
adoption center in Largo.
Seminar presenter, Dr. Gregory
Todd, DVM, has been studying Tradi-
tional Chinese Medicine for more than
10 years. In 1996 he became certified
by the International Veterinary
Acupuncture Society and practices ho-
listic veterinary medicine at the Ani-


mal Hospital of Dunedin.
During this seminar, attendees can
learn about preventative health care,
the importance of exercise, the best
food for their pets and some non-tra-
ditional therapies, such as acupunc-
ture. It is important for pet owners to
consult their veterinarian before mak-'
ing any radical changes in your pet's
routine or diet.
The SPCA Tampa Bay's seminar,
Nutrition and Holistic Medicine for
Animals will be held on Saturday,
March 21st, 4-6 p.m. at SPCA's Hu-
mane Education Training Center, 9099
130th Ave. North, Largo. For more in-


formation or to RSVP call 72
3591 or www.SPCATampaB
There is a $10 charge for the s5
I


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


Unity in the

face of

desperation


TAMPA University of South
Florida sophomore starting pitcher
Derrick Stultz earned his second BIG
EAST Weekly Honor Roll award after
picking up his second win of the sea-.
son on March 6.
Stultz threw six innings of shutout
ball against Marshall on Friday to push
his 2009 overall record to 2-0 in three
appearances.
Stultz struck out five of his 25 bat-
ters faced, throwing 112 pitches in six
innings on the hill. In the top of the
fourth, Marshall threatened to score
with bases loaded and two outs, but
Stultz struck out the .364 hitter Kevin
Shackelford to end the inning. Stultz
only faced six batters the first two in-
nings, and he picked up a pair of Ks in
both the first and third innings.
He leads the team with his 1.56
overall ERA and 16 strikeouts in 17.1.


Stultz earns second Bi

East honor of 2009


HARTFORD, Conn. After being
named second team all-conference-the
past two seasons, University of South
Florida senior guard Shdntia Grace
was tabbed a first-team All-BIG EAST
Conference selection by the leagues
coaches as was announced this after-
noon,
Grace finished the regular season
leading the team in both scoring and
assists averaging 15:1 points and 4.4
assists per game, respectively. She
comes into the BIG EAST Tourna-
ment having netted double figures in
the last eight straight games and in 26
of 30 outings this season.-Included in
those 26 double-figure scoring games
is a career-high, and school record,
44-point outing against Coppin State
on Nov. 23, and two 27 points games
against Iowa, on Nov. 28, and most re-
cently at DePaul on Feb. 24.
The Sarasota native is the
women's basketball program's all-time
assist leader, handing out 567 for her
career, and is second on the all-time
scoring list netting 1,843 career
points.
USF is currently 21-9 on the sea-
son and finished the BIG EAST
schedule with an 8-8 record. The


innings this season.
Stultz earned his first N
Honor Roll award on Feb. 2
striking out six Boilermakers in
nings against Purdue.
Catch Stultz and the Bulls
week action against UCF and
Bulls Baseball Classic this wee
Red McEwen Field. For mor
mation, check out the baseball
ule on GoUSFBulls.com.'


Bowles named to Big

East weekly honor ro


TAMPA-, University,of S.r.urh
'Florida" softball pl'aye Brittarin
Bowles was named to the BIG E 4ST
Weekly Honor Roll for her perform-
ance in the USF Under Armour lnvi-
tational this past weekend.
"It was a well deserved honor,"
said USF head clch' Ken Enksen.
"She (Bowles) was very consistent
this weekend. She is continuing to
work at getting ahead in the count and
trusting her defense."
The freshman was the winning
pitcher in the Championship game
versus Villanova in the USF Under
Armour Invitational. She finished the
week with a 3-0 record, while throw-
ing 13 innings and striking out 14.
The USF softball team completed a
4-1 weekend, while claiming the USF
Under Armour Invitational. The Bulls
also defeated Virginia Tech (7-3) and


Photo court
Fordham (2-0) and NC State (2
ing the tournament. ,
Bowles joins freshman
Richardson and junior Cat OI
honorees this season.
The Bulls are currently 11
the season, heading into leag
with a doubleheader against t
versity of Connecticut (4-5) or
day at 4 p.m. at the USF Softba


Photo court
Bulls earned a No. 8 seed
week's BIG EAST Tournamen
XL Center, March 6-10. USF e
first round bye and will face ti
ner of the No. 9 seed Marque
No. 16 seed Cincinnati on Sa
March 7 at 2 p.m. That game
carried live in the Tampa Bay
Bright House Sports Network
channel 47).
In addition, all of USF's ga
the BIG EAST Tournament
carried live on 1010 Am CBS
Radio with Garrett Walvoord
all the action. Fans can also fol
Bulls with live audio streaming
going onto GoUSFBulls.com a
lecting the BullsVision Premi
tion.


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27-586- On October 30, 1830, Alexis de
3ay.org. Tocqueville, a young British philoso-
eminar. pher, received permission to travel
through America to study its prison
system. Five years later, de Toc-
queville published his "Democracy
g in America," a compilation of obser-
vations and critiques of American
society and its application of demo-
cratic principles.
In -addition to his discourse on
race, education, class structure, and'
religious and political institutions,
de Tocqueville noted that one strik-
ing difference between society in
America and his mother-country is
American's inclination to form as-
sociations. According' to de Toc-
queville, the American's designation
of equality and liberty as the neces-
esy of USE sary avenues to achieve a.demo-
cratic society force American people
to compensate for the weakness of
Weekly the individual by forming associa-
3 after tions where, in England, the same
n 6.0 in- ends would be accomplished by the
individual potency afforded by aris-
in mid- tocracy.
I in the He writes, "In democratic peo-.
kend at ples, on the contrary, all citizens are
e infor- independent and weak; they can do
sched- almost nothing by themselves, and
none of them can oblige those like
themselves to lend them their co-
operation. They therefore all fall into
impotence if they do not learn to aid
each other freely."
In short, we are a nation that
ll traded the debunk hierarchy of es-
tablished wealth for the freedom of
association. We understood that
g trade-off and found strength in joini-
i ng "frced with like-minded' people
for not only political'and religious
ends, but for every almost every
other end as well. Americans, to a
degree unlike nowhere else, forms
groups for entertainment and for the
endorsement of moral or social
ideas. In Pinellas County alone,
tesy of USF there are dozens of groups that have
organized to remedy a sundry of so-
-l) dur- cial injustices.
Two hundred sixty-nine years
Janine later, it is important to keep in mind
nick as that the strength of our associations
and their ability to further the great-
7-10 on est good is contingent upon the par-
ue play ticipation of the individual. During
he Uni- these difficult economic times, it is
n Tues- necessary not to lose sight of the
ll Field. power of associations to engender a
sense of unity in the face of desper-
ation. For, according to de Toc-
queville, "Sentiments and ideas re-
new themselves, the heart is
enlarged, and the human mind is de-
veloped only by the reciprocal action
st- of men upon one another."


Residents

support human

rights walk

TAMPA Over a thousand people
tesy of USF from the Bay Area came out to support
the the Third Annual Human Rights
in this Walkathon that was held in North-
it at the Straub Park in St. Petersburg, Florida,
earned a on March'7, 2009.
he win- The Mayors of St. Petersburg,
.tte and Tampa and Clearwater with the City of
saturday, St. Petersburg acting as official co
will be. sponsor. All three mayors issued
area on proclamations officially announcing
k (cable March 7th 2009 as Human Rights
Walkathon Day.
ames in Linda Drazkowski, the founder of
will be the Human Rights Group and the
Sports Walkathon said she was happy with
calling diversity of poeple that came out to
low the support the walkathon.
Sby log- "I am pleased with the diverse
and se- groups joining into raise awareness
urnum op- for human rights the rights we have
simply because we are human,"
Drazkowski said.


USF's Grace tabbed

first team all-Big Ea







Friday, March 13, 2009 i PINELLAS NEWS | Page 3


Wildfire Tampa man arrested for

threats are defrauding 71-year-old widow

on the rise TALLAHASSEE Chief Fi- tual of Omaha Annuity investment The arrest underscores Sin


TALLAHASSEE Florida is ex-
periencing twice the wildfire activity
of a year ago and the danger is in-
creasing every day, according to,
Florida Agriculture and Consumer
Services Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson.
On Monday Bronson is urged
residents to do their part to prevent
wildfires by avoiding any unneces-.
sary outdoor burning.
"Prevention is the key," Bronson
said. "We're asking residents and
visitors alike to exercise extreme
caution when you use anything that
involves fire or high heat. Before
conducting any outdoor burning,
check with officials to see if it is a
dangerous burning day and if there
is a local burn ban in effect."
A lack of substantial rainfall, es-
pecially in Central and South
Florida, coupled.with recent freezes
throughout the state, has left
Florida's vegetation ripe for wild-
fires. Wildfires can start easily, in-
tensify quickly and move rapidly be-
cause of the dry spell.
Statewide, the Keetch-Byram
Drought Index (KBDI) currently
stands at 520, well above normal for
this time of the year. The Index
also shows that nearly half of Florida
is well above the statewide average
and is experiencing "severe" dry
conditions. ,The KBDI measures
available soil moisture and runs
from 0 (saturated) to 800 (desert-
like).
Since January 1st, Florida has
had 1,024 wildfires that have burned
24,730 acres compared with 508
fires impacting 11,292 acres at the
same time last year. Because the
lightening season has yet to begin,
virtually all of the fires that have oc-
curred to date were caused by hu-
mans and were therefore avoidable.
Additional tips: for residents to
help prevent wildfires include:
Never leave a campfire unat-
tended.
Don't throw cigarettes or other
lighted material out of car windows,
Clear gutters of leaves and
other debris, and remove vegeta-
tion from around homes, creating a
30-foot defensible space,.


LOCAL


BRIEFS


POLICE WARNING: BEWARE
OF CANADIAN 'GRANNY
SCAM'

CLEARWATER The Clearwater
Police Department is investigating a
scheme to defraud an elderly woman,
a case commonly known as the "Cana-
dian Granny Scam."
The Clearwater woman fell victim
to this scam and lost thousands of dol-
lars. She received a phone call from
a man who claimed to be the victim's
grandson. The victim was told he had
been arrested for a DUI crash while
visiting Canada.
He also told the victim he needed
more than $5,000 to pay restitution
and be released from jail.
With the "Granny Scam," the caller
pretends to be a grandchild in trouble
in Canada who needs money immedi-
ately. The caller often says he has
been arrested, was in a car accident or
had some type of medical emergency.
The scammer asks the victim to wire
money to help with bail, hospital bills
or damages. The caller always insists
the grandparents don't tell any other
family members about the money
transfer, for fear of getting in more
trouble. That should be a warning.
Seniors should be suspicious of
anyone calling, asking them to wire
money. To confirm the caller's iden-.
tity, seniors should ask questions, like
parent's birthdates or some other type
of information, known only to family
members.

RAPE SUSPECT ADDS MORE
CHARGES
CLEARWATER Clearwater
Police Detectives have linked rape
suspect, James Blue, to an additional
case of sexual battery, kidnapping and
impersonating a police officer.
Police say the circumstances are
similar to the case for which he was
previously arrested.
In this case police say Blue picked
up the victim in the area of South Fort


nancial Officer Alex Sink an-
nounced the arrest of a Tampa
man who allegedly operated a
scheme to defraud a 71-year-old
widow out of $19,000.
Moctar "Justin" Ndiaye, 36,
was arrested
Monday evening ,9
after leaving the
residence of the
senior victim ,
where he was
caught on video-
tape by detec- According topoice
tives with CFO officialsMoctar
'Justin" Ndlaye,36,
Sink's recently J schemedad71year.old
accredited Divi- widow out of $19,000.
sion of Insurance
Fraud.
Since December 2008, Ndiaye
"sold" the woman a high-yield an-
nuity through Mutual of Omaha.
However, DIF investigators dis-
covered that the victim's checks
were never deposited into a Mu-


product, but rather in an account
in Ndiaye's name at another bank.
If convicted, he faces up to 15
years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
"The number of complaints
from 'Florida seniors about annu-
ities has nearly quadrupled in the
last three years," said CFO Sink.
"Better financial protections for
our growing population of senior
residents and tougher conse-
quences for those who defraud
our seniors demand our immedi-
ate attention."
CFO's Sink's department has
opened over 470 investigations on
financial fraud involving seniors,
with approximately 70 percent of
cases related to annuity and life
insurance transactions. Last fall,
CFO Sink created a Safeguard our
Seniors (SOS) Task Force to ex-
amine and recommend solutions
to better protect Florida seniors
against financial fraud.


Safeguard our Seniors legislati
which creates too4gher penalty
for unscrupulous individuals V
defraud senior investors and
tablishes better protections
front for seniors who invest in
nuities products.
This Legislative session, C
Sink teamed up with key lawm
ers to pass "Safeguard our S
iors" legislation that would m
the act of "twisting" an annuity
a senior consumer a third deg
felony, and create other prot
tions for seniors against this ty
of financial fraud.
To learn more about the S
Task Force or what to consi
when purchasing annuities, v
www.FLSeniors.net. Sen
Floridians who believe they r
have been the victim of anni
fraud should call. 1-877-My-I
CFO to file a complaint.


Local shelters are low on food supply


SHELTERS continued from page 1

hunger.
"It's a perfect storm," explained
Gulfcoast Jewish Services Program
Director Joe Lallanilla. "Donations are
down and need is way up."
In the last six to eight months,
Lallanilla estimates donations to GJS
food panty have dropped 30-35 per-
cent, leaving the shelves of his orga-
nization's food pantry next to bare.
According to Lallanilla, the com-
monly held notion that donations in-
crease during times of economic crisis
is misleading. He explained that-peo-
ple make more concentrated dona-
tions, rather than smaller donations to
multiple organizations, leaving
smaller organizations like his to strug-
gle for resources.
Lisa Matzner, Director of Devel-
opment of Religious Community
Services, the largest distributor of
food to those in need in Pinellas
County, said her organization has ex-
perienced a 30-40 percent increase in
need over the.past-two years, serving,
at one point, 1,000 new clients in the


Harrison Avenue and Lakeview Road.
He displayed a fake police badge and
coerced the victim to get into his ve-
hicle, where he raped her.
To protect the identity of the vic-
tim, Florida Statute 119.071(2)(h)1
prohibits the release


of any further infor-
mation.
Blue was already
being held at the
Pinellas County jail on
similar charges. The
additional charges. of
Sexual Battery, Kid-
napping and Imperson-
ating a Police Officer
were added on Mon-
day.


James Blue, 39,
allegedly impersonated
a police office and
raped a woman.


MAN WEARING DREADLOCK
WIG ROBBED A CLEARWATER
BANK
CLEARWATER Police officials
say a bank robbery suspect walked
into a Bank Atlantic in Clearwater on
Tuesday, and handed a teller a note in-
dicating that he wanted cash.
The suspect obtained an undis-
closed amount of cash and ran from
the bank- he may have gotten into a
white Dodge Charger.
The suspect is described as a black
male, about 6 feet 2 inches, an was
wearing a dreadlock wig covering his
face.,
Anyone with information about this
crime is asked to call the Clearwater
Police Department Tip Line at 727-
562-4422.

FIFTH THIRD BANK ROBBER
NABBED
CLEARWATER Police Detec-
tives have identified'Denario Jones as
the suspect in the armed robbery of
Fifth Third Bank on March 3, 2009.
He was arrested Tuesday.
Clearwater police
officers were investi-
gating the bank rob-
bery that took place
at the Fifth Third Bank
located on 2710 Gulf to
Bay Blvd., in Clearwa-
ter. According to police
Police officials say records, DenaroioJones,
the suspect walked in 3 was arrested or
to the bank at .10:32 was set at $200,000.
a.m., and handed the


month of
November.
"We have had a lot of new senior
citizens and infants." She said. "We
are also getting people who used to
donate food coming in for food."
Considering that Pinellas County's
unemployment rate escalated from 8.2
percent to 9.5 percent between De-
'cember 2008 and February, it is un-
surprising that more individuals are
in need of assistance and fewer people
are able to make large donations to
aid organizations.,
Despite the overall decrease in do-
nations, Matzner said that people are
. still trying to do what they can to help
the less fortunate.
"It's not that donations have
stopped," she said. "We just have
more people giving a little bit when
there used to be a few people donating
a lot."
Matzner said the small acts of kind-
ness she has seen is truly heart-
warming. She recounted the story of
an elderly man that for years delivers
.a single can of soup to the food bank


teller a note that demanded cash. The
suspect then ran from the bank with
an undisclosed amount of cash in
hand.
Officlas were acting on a tip they
received indicating Jones.


MAN ARRESTED FOR MAK-
ING AND CASHING COUNTER-
FEIT CHECKS


ST. PETERSBURG Police say
that caught a man who made and
cashed fraudulent checks.
Since last Decem-
ber, Richard Campbell
manufactured and
cashed multiple per- .,
sonal checks, payroll ,
checks, and money or- '*. 1
ders.
Campbell allegedly According to police
cashed two counterfeit records, Richard Joseph
i exhng o Campopell,25, was
checks in exchange for charged with fraud and
cash at the Circle Food scheme to defraud,
Mart on January 18,
2009. He also cashed
two additional checks at the Super
Sonic on January 19, 2009.
Additional charges are pending.
The investigation is still continuing
into this matter.


GROW HOUSE OPERATION SHUT
DOWN
CLEARWATER The investiga-
tion continues into the marijuana
growing operation found in a series of
five commercial storage units located
behind the Four Seasons Plaza at
39070 US Highway 19, north of
Klosterman Rd.
Detectives served a search war-
rant at the location at 6:00 a.m. this
morning.They found over 450 mari-
juana plants of -varying sizes, an
'amount of marijuana already har-
vested and packaged and thousands
of dollars in cash.
Detectives say the operation was
very sophisticated. The grow opera-
tion was concealed by a series of false
walls and concealed doors which were
all interconnected. This allowed the
operator to move from one space to
another without having to leave the
building or be seen outside.
The actual grow operation occu-
.pied three of the rental spaces, and


once a week.
"If everyone does that little,
bit," she said optimistically, "it wi
ally make a difference."


Photo by Frank R. Carreras III
A pantry closet holding donated food is low on sup-,
plies, "It's a perfect storm," explained Gulfcoast ..
Jewish Services Program Director Joe Lallanilla.
Donations are down and need is way up."


other associated equipment and ac-
tivities werelocated in the remaining
two spaces. So far there are no ar-
rests but one person in custody who
is cooperating with investigators.
Other arrests are anticipated.


TWO ARRESTED AFTER
POLICE SHOOTING

ST. PETERSBURG A St. Peters-
burg police officer is recovering after
he chased a suspect on foot then was
dragged at least 150 feet by the get-
away car.
Robert Lord, 30, a five-year vet-
eran of the department, has been re-
leased from a local hospital, police
spokesman Bill Proffitt said in a state-
ment.
Lord shot two suspects in the feet
during the incident. The suspects
were being treated at a local hospital,
Lord was responding to a battery
call about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday when
he spotted the suspect, Gregory Brin-
son. When Lord stopped his marked
patrol car, Brinson ran into a back yard
and Lord gave chase, Proffitt said.
Lord caught up with Brinson and
the two men struggled. Lord used his
Taser, but Brinson ran back toward
the street.
A passenger in a maroon-colored
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass, Adam
Burns, opened a rear door for Brinson.


Lord tried to stop Brin-
son, but as Brinson got
in the car it sped off,
dragging the officer..
He fired several shots
at Brinson and Burns.
Police found the ve-
hicle at an apartment
complex at 430 13th
Ave. S.
Brinson and Burns
were found nearby but
not the unidentified fe-
male driver.
Brinson, 19, and
Burns, 29, each were
charged with at-
tempted murder of a
law enforcement offi-


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Pet of the Week:
Eli



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Photo courtesy of SPCA


nior TAMPA, SPCA Eli is a 1
may year-old, energetic and playful
uity hound mix. He will sit on com-
FL- mand for treats and takes them
gently. Eli needs a home with a
fenced yard and children older
than 12 years of age. Come meet
Eli today at the SPCA Tampa Bay,
r 9099 130th Avenue North, in
Largo.
For more information about Eli
and his adoptable pals call 727-
586-3591 or visit their website,
little www.SPCATampaBay.org.. The
ill re- Pinellas County Animal Services
adoption fee is only $35 and in-
cludes spay/neuter, shot series,
internal and external parasite con-
trol, heartworm testing, feline
leukemia testing, rabies tag, li-
-,'. cense and required county license.
More companion dogs and cats
are up for adoption at Pinellas
County Animal Services, located
at 12450 Ulmerton Road. Adop-
tion hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to
3:30 p.m., Saturdays. The shelter
'- is closed to the public on Thurs-
a, days.


Local
Volunteers

*PROVIDENCE, RI Alexis
Smith, a resident'of'Olt mar,--FL
and a member of the class of 2012 at
Providence College, recently spent
a week working with Habitat for
Humanity as part of the interna-
tional organization's Collegiate Chal-
lenge: Spring Break 2008.
Smith was among 75 Providence
College students who volunteered
to spend their spring break working
at Habitat home sites in eight states.
They participated through the Habi-
tat campus chapter at Providence
College, which is sponsored by the
chaplain's office. Smith worked on a
home project in Camden, NJ.
Founded in 1976, Habitat for Hu-
manity International is a nonprofit,
nondenominational Christian hous-
ing organization. Habitat builds and
rehabilitates simple, decent, afford-
able houses in partnership with
those in need of adequate shelter
and other volunteers who work
through more than 1,900 affiliates
worldwide.

FWS honors local
conservationist
: yrt17.5aw


Photo courtesy of FWS
TAMPA The Florida Guides
Association recently honored Gina
Russo as the Captain Phil Chapman
Conservationist of the Year.
Russo is an environmental sci-
entist with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission's
(FWC) Division of Marine Fisheries
Management.
Since starting her employment
with the FWC in 2000, she has man-
aged the division's angler outreach
programs and the Stock Enhance-
ment Research Facility at Port Man-
atee.
"Gina has built an effective, pro-
fessional rapport with stakeholders,"
said Mark Robson, who directs
FWC's Division of Marine Fisheries
Management. "Her work ethic and
hard work are great assets to the
FWC and to Florida anglers."
The association presented Russo
with a plaque for "exemplary dedi-
cation and outstanding service in
education and outreach to Florida's
anglers" during its March 1 annual
meeting in Tampa.


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Burns, 29, and
Brinson, 19, each
were charged with
attempted murder
of a law
enforcement
officer.


cer. Brinson also was charged with
sale and possession of cocaine from an
unrelated case.


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Page 4 I PINELLAS NEWS I Friday, March 13, 2009
NOTICE OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration)
ADMINISTRATION and IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
NOTICE TO CREDITORS FOR PINELLAS COUNTY. FLORIDA
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. PROBATE DIVISION
IN AND FOR PINELLAS FILE NUMBER 09-261-ES4
COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF:
UCN:522009CP000470XXESXX PAULINE BRYNER
File No. 09-470-ES 004 Deceased.
In Re: The Estate of TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
ELIZABETH VERONICA AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
SAUNDERS, You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration
DECEASED has been entered in the Estate of Pauline 5Brynor, Deceased, File
The administration of the Number09-261-ES4: by the Circuit Court for inellas County, Florida,
estate of ELIZABETH VERONI- Probate Division, the address of which is 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
CA SAUNDERS, deceased, File Florida 33756; that the Decedent's date of death was December 9,
Number 09-470-ES004, is pend- 2008; that the total value of the estate is Forty Thousand Dollars
ing in the Circuit Court for ($40,000.00) and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate been assigned by such order are:
Division, the address of which is Name Address
315 Court Street, Clearwater, FI Lynne Dollar 515 Boca Ciega Point Blvd.
33756. The names and addresses South, St. Petersburg, FL
of the personal representative and 33708
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below. Fred Bryner 905 Radcliff Dr.,
ALL INTERESTED PER- Davis, CA 95616
SONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
notice is served who have objec- All creditors of the Estate of the Decedent and persons having
tions that challenge the validity of claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent other than those
the will; the qualifications of the for whom provision for payment was made in the Order of Summary
personal representative, venue, or Administration must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE
jurisdiction of this Court are (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
required to file their objections OF THIS NOTICE.
with this court WITHIN THE ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS FOREVER BARRED.
AFTER THE DATE OF THE NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS THE-DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV- THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS MARCH 13,2009.
NOTICE ON THEM. Person Giving Notice:
All creditors of the decedent Lynne Dollar
and other persons having claims 515 Boca Ciega Point Blvd. South
or demands against decedent's St. Petersburg, FL 33708
estate on whom a copy of this Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
notice is. served within three Alan M. Gross, Esq.
months after the date of first pub- ALAN M. GROSS, P.A.
location of this notice must file 4731 Central Avenue
their claims with this Court St. Petersburg, FL 33713
WITHIN THE LATER OF Telephone: (727) 327-0100
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE Facsimile: (727) 327-1797.
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI- Florida Bar No. 510602
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR SPN: 815601
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE- 13342 MAR. 13,20,20092X 031311
DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA
THEM. QUASI-JUDICIAL
All other creditors of the PUBLIC HEARING
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Pinellas Park
decedent's estate must file their will hold a Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing at City Council Chambers.
claims with this court WITHIN City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2009.
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE The Planning and Zoning Commission will entertain all public com-
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI- meant regarding any item on their agenda at this meeting. All case files
CATION OF THIS NOTICE. are available for review at the Technical Services Building, 6051 78th
ALL CLAIMS AND Avenue North, in the Zoning Division.
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED_
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of 1. CASE NO: V 2009-3 (QUASI JUDICIAL)
this Notice is March 6,2009.


Personal Representativ
James C. Saund
417 Bryn Mawr A
Bala Cynwyd, PA 190
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Paul J. Burns, Esq.
12525 Walsingham Road'
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 595-4540
Florida Bar No. 968201
17485 MAR. 6.13,2009 0603





NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRAT IVE
COMPLAINT

TO: Florida's Best Title Agenc
Clearwater, FL

Case No.: 96924-08-AG

An ADMINISTRATI
COMPLAINT to suspend
revoke your licenses) and eli
ability for licensture and appoi
ment has been filed against yi
You have the right to request
hearing pursuant to Sectio
120.569 and 120.57 (1) and I
Florida Statutes, by mailing
request for same to
Department of Financ
Services, Division .of Le
Services. 200 E. Gaines S
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-03
If a request for hearing is"
received by April 3, 2009,
right to a hearing in this mat
will be waived and the Ch
Financial Officer will dispose
this case in accordance with
law.
1010FE. 20.27. MAR. 6.13. 29 022


REQUEST Request to vacate the south 30 feet of an
yes: approximately 60-feet-wide by 285.8-feet-
Jers long portion of right-of-way, 80th Avenue
We. North.
04.
LOCATION: 80th Avenue North, west of 49th Street North

NOTICE

You are invited to register your opinions either at the public hear-
ing or by a letter stating the reasons for your opinions. Letters should
be addressed to the Zoning Division, Post Office Box 1100, Pinellas
310 Park, Florida, 33781. For more information, please contact the Zoning
Division.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings and for
such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made,,which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
The applicant, proponents, and public should. not communicate
either verbally or in writing with the members of the.Planning and
cy, Zoning Commission regarding the matter under consideration except at
the quasi-judicial hearing, in that this could invalidate any action taken
at the quasi-judicial hearing. Please note that at the quasi-judicial hear-
ing anyone who has standing may address the issues at the hearing. All
parties will have an opportunity to question other speakers and be ques-
VE tioned by any one who is affected by the case. Should anyone wish to
or question City, who reviewed the proposed request for compliance with
igi- City Code for building, engineering, drainage, police or fire issues,
int- please call the Zoning Division, at least five days prior to the hearing,
ou. so that arrangements can be made to have'said staff attend the meeting.
t a Any written communication should be received 8 days prior to the
ons public hearing date in order to be mide a part of the record and letters
(2), should be addressed to the Zoning Division, Post Office Box 1100,
a Pinellas Park, Florida, 33780. All oral communication concerning this
the case is prohibited by Florida State law unless made at the public hear-
cial ing. For more information, please contact the Zoning Division.
gal The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In the
St., event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may not ade-
33. quately ensure a verbatim record.
not FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for individuals
the with hearing impairment will be made available upon requests made at
tter least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive Hearing Device (magni-
hief fier) is available from the City Clerk for use in Council Chambers and
of all meeting rooms throughout the City. This document is available in
the the following accessible formats: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape, and
Electronic File on Computer Disks.
2,, 10005-2 MAR. 13.2009 031315


nuinTlI,u u r PUBLIC HnARING urP n UKUIINAN E

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING
upon the following ORDINANCE NO. 3676 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the
26th day of March. 2009 at 7:30 P.M., the title of said ORDINANCE being as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 3676

AN ORDINANCE ANNEXING INTO THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, A
CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND GENERALLY LOCATED AT 6617 67TH WAY NORTH
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.
(ASHLEY AND JOHN E. HORNER AX09-4)

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 26th day of MARCH. 200 at 7:30 P.M. con-
cerning proposed VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3676 at 6617 67th Way. The pro-
posed ANNEXATION ORDINANCE NO. 3676 and complete legal description of the area to be annexed
are available for review, in the City Clerk's Department.



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This Ordinance is available for review, in the City 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 crt reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An iNorerpreter for individuals with hearing impairment will be
made available e is available upon requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistiv Hearing Device (MAG-
NIFIER) is available the City Clerk for use in Council Chambers and all meetings rooms throughout
The City. Thi document is available in the of allowing accessible forms: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tap pe and

Electronic File on Computer Disks.


DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
031306


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09-1153 Division ES3

IN RE, ESTATE OF
ANNE M. LOVLI, A/K/A
ANNE MARLENE LOVLI
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Anne M. Lovli, A/K/A
Anne Marlene Lovli, deceased,
whose date of death was January
28, 2009, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representatives and the per-
sonal representatives' attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedentg
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 3-13-2009.
Personal Representatives:
Jeanne Patricia Lovli,
P.O. Box 1553
Femdale, Washington
98248-1553
Geraldine Joyce Birk
797 Tudor Ct.
Delta, BC, Canada V4L2J6
Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Cynthia J McMillen
Attorney for
Jeanne Patricia Lovli and
Geraldine Joyce Birk
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 MAR. 13,20.2009 031310

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09000184-ES-004

IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILMA LOUISE PONDER
A/K/A WILMA L. PONDER
Deceased.

The administration of the
estate of WILMA LOUISE PON-.
DER a/k/a WILMA L. PONDER,
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, Room 106,
Clearwater, Florida 33756. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the 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 March 13. 2009.
Personal Representative:
ELAINE SUE SHANKS
18131 Robinson Avenue
Port Charlotte, Florida 33948
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
DAVID E. OLMSTED
Attorney for
ELAINE SUE SHANKS
Florida Bar No. 115725
Olmsted & Wilson, RP.A.
17801 Murdock Circle, Suite A
Port Charlotte, Florida 33948
Telephone: (941) 624-2700
Fax:(941)624-5151
XXXXMAR. 13. 20, 2009 031304


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Fleet Maintenance Facility Fueling Site Upgrades
St. Petersburg, Florida
Project No. 07077-I 19

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


2:00 P.M. Tuesday,


April 14, 2009


At this time and place, said Proposals will be publicly ope
read aloud. All Proposals (including mailed proposals) must
office of the City Engineering & Capital Improvements Dir
said bid opening time and date. Any Proposals received after
opening time and date will be rejected. The City of St. Peters
not be responsible for the failure of the United States mail or
vate couriers or messengers to deliver proposals to the office ol
Engineering & Capital Improvements Director by said bid
time and date.
The Work consists'of furnishing all labor, material and eq
The essential portions of the proposed Work for the Project
marized as follows: Currently, three (3) aboveground diese
tanks and one (1) 20,000 gallon unleaded gasoline undergro
supply fuel for City's vehicles. The Project is the removal and
of the aboveground and underground tanks and installation
15,000 gallon aboveground Modem Welding Company Firegu
and one (1) 20,000 gallon UST. Removal of the tanks will fo
rent regulations. Replacement of the tanks will include all pi
appurtenances including hook up. Project Work includes site
tion.
Plans, Specifications, Contract Documents, and necessa
for submittal of Proposals are open to public inspection at the
the City Engineering & Capital Improvements Director (te
727-893-7827). Electronic files of the bid documents on a i
disc may be obtained from the Engineering & Capital Impro
Department Records Section between the hours of 8:30 A.M
and 1:00 to 4:30 P.M. One disc per bidder will be provide
cost. The bidder will need to print the Proposal/Agreement
mission of their proposal. Only hard copies of the Proposi
accepted. Upon request, Plans and Specifications may be sent
cry, at the requestor's expense, provided a valid FedEx account
is provided at the time of the order.

City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (S
policy shall apply to all Work under this project. The
of 2% of the contract price has been established for
participation.

All Proposals shall be submitted on standard forms provide
Specifications and shall be sealed and plainly marked, "Pro
Project No. 07077-119". Bids must be accompanied By a
check, cashier's check or Bid Bond in the amount of not less
percent (5%) of the Bidder's estimated Contract total. The C
Petersburg reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Bids,
or in part, and to waive informalities and irregularities.
A pre-bid conference will be held in the meeting roo
Engineering & Capital Improvements Department, Municipal
Center, One 4th St. N., St. Petersburg, seventh floor, beginning


10:00 A.M. Tuesday,


March 24,2009-,.


for the purpose of discussing any questions prospective
may have regarding the Work to be done under said project.
inspection and walk-through may be conducted after the pre
ference.
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA


1831A1


Thomas B. Gibson, P.E.
Engineering & Capital Improvements Director
IMAR 13 i2009


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Traffic Circle Park Street & Villagrande Avenue So
& Neighborhood Traffic Calming at Various Locations
St. Petersburg, Florida
Project Nos. 06083-112 & 06026-110

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


2:00 P.M.


Wednesday, April 8, 2


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 to construct two traffic circles including replacing sidewalk,
replacing curb and gutters, striping, and new pedestrian crosswalks.
The Work also includes erosion cofitrol, restoration of all disturbed
areas with sod or prepared soil as shown on the Plans, and traffic con-
trol.
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 P.M. for a Sixty Five Dollar ($65.00)
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.

City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
policy shall apply to all Work under this project. The goal
of 100% 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 Nos. 06083-112 & 06026-110". 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, March 26, 2008

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


18314


CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Thomas B. Gibson, PE.
Engineering & Capital Improvements Director
MAR. 13.2009


031312


City of St Petersburg
Notice to Bidders
Purchasing & Materials Management

Sealed bids will be received by the Purchasing and Materials
Management Director, City of St. Petersburg, Municipal Services
Center, 5th Floor. One 4th Street North. St. Petersburg, Florida. 33701
for: 910-25 Refinish Hardwood Floors at Coliseum, Bid No. 6810, pre-
bid conference to be held at 9:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, March 19, 2009,
at Coliseum, 535 Fourth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701,
bid opening at 3:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 2, 2009. This bid and all
addenda may be downloaded by accessing the City's website at
www.stpete.org/purchase/solbidn.asp. The City of St. Petersburg,
Florida reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The City
reserves the right to waive technicalities on bids. The decision as to
what constitutes a technicality shall rest solely with Louis Moore,
CPPO, Director of Purchasing and Materials Management.
18313 MAR. 13, 2009 031316

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE CITY COUNCIL


I2ATEI
PLAC&

INFORMATION:
LETTERS:


March 26, 2009 7:30 P.M
Council Chambers
5141 78th Avenue
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
(727) 541-0756 Dean Neal
City Clerk's Office


LOCATIQNi 6265 118th Avenue North


SUBJECT:


CU 2009-5 CONSIDERATION OF
A REQUEST FOR A "SCHOOL OF
NONACADEMIC CURRICULUM",
A CONDITIONAL USE IN THE
'M-I" LIGHT INDUSTRIAL ZON-
ING DISTRICT WITH A WAIVER
TO THE CONDITIONAL USE
REQUIREMENT FOR PARKING.


Any person who decides to appeal any decision with respect to any
matters considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record includes a testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based. The City maintains a tape
recording of all Public Hearings. In the event that you wish to appeal a
decision, the tape may or may not adequately insure the verbatim
record of the proceedings; therefore, you may wish to provide a court
reporter at your expense.
For the hearing impaired, a deaf interpreter will be made available
upon request made at least 72 hours in advance.
Diane M. Coma, MMC
CITY CLERK
10005 MAR. 13,2009 031309


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
tersburg. File No. 09 805-ES
'vements
Fourth IN RE: ESTATE OF
WINNIFRED F. DAVIS
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Winnifred F. Davis,
ended and deceased, whose date of death
be in the was January 14, 2009, is pending
rector by in the Circuit Court for Pinellas
said bid County, Florida, Probate
burg will Division, the address of which is
r for pri- 315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL
fthe City 33756. The names and addresses
opening of the personal representatives
and the personal representatives'
uipment. attorney are set forth below.
are sum- All creditors of the decedent
I storage and other persons having claims
und tank or demands against decedent's
d closure estate on whom a copy of this
n of (2) notice is required to be served
ard tanks must file their claims with this
allow cur- court WITHIN THE LATER OF
ping and 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
Srestora- OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
ry forms AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
office of ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
telephone: NOTICE ON THEM.
computer All other creditors of the
movements decedent and other persons hav-
. to noon ing claims or demands against
ed at no decedent's estate must file their
I for sub- claims with this court WITHIN 3
al will be MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
by deliv- OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
t number Of THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SBE) SET FORTH IN SECTION
goal 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
SE PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED,
ded in the NOTWITHSTANDING
posal for THE TIME PERIODS SET
certified. FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
than five FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
ity ofSt. MORE AFTER THE DECE-
in whole DENT'S) DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
m of the The date of first publication
Services of this notice is MARCH 6,2009.
ng at: Personal Representatives:
Charles Anderson
39 Wright Street
Stoneham, Massachusetts 02180
SBidders Joseph F. Pippen, Jr.
Site visit, 1920 E. Bay Drive Largo,
-bid con- Florida 33771
Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Charles Anderson
031301 Law Offices of Joseph F. Pippen,
Jr. & Associates, PL
1920 East Bay Drive
south Largo, FL 33771
FY 06 Telephone: (727) 586-3306
Florida Bar No. 351581
SPN:01769503
13105-02MAR 6. 13,2009 030608-
etersburg, NOTICE TO CREDITORS
ovements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
e Fourth FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
009 FILE NUMBER 09-1009-ES4


IN RE: ESTATE C
RICHARD SHIRE
Deceased.
The administ
Estate of RICH.
MAN. Deceased.
death was Januar
pending in the Ci
Pinellas County, F
Division; File Nui
ES4 the address o
Court Street, Clea
33756. The names
of the Personal
and the Personal R
attorney are set for
All creditors c
and other person
claims or dem
Decedent's esta
unmatured, contain
dated claims, and
served a copy of th
file their claims
WITHIN THE
THREE (3) MO1
THE DATE OF
PUBLICATION
NOTICE OR 1
DAYS AFTER T
SERVICE OF A C
NOTICE ON THE
All other cre
Decedent and othi
have claims or de
the Decedent's Es
unmatured, contain
dated claims, m
claims with this
THREE (3) MOD
THE DATE OF
PUBLICATION
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIN
FILED WILL B
BARRED.
NOTWfTHST
THE TIME PE
FORTH ABOVE,
FILED TWO (2
MORE AFTER
DENT'S DATE C
BARRED.
THE DATE 0
LOCATION OF TH
March 6, 2009.



ALAN M: GROSS
Attorneys for Petit
4731 Central Aven
St. Petersburg, FL
Telephone: 727-32
Facsimile: 727-32
Florida Bar 50160
SPN: 815601
13342 MAR. 6 13


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.09-0786ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DANIEL LEWIS CAMPBELL
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Daniel Lewis Campbell,
deceased, whose date of death
was January 14, 2009. is pending
in the Circuit Court for. Pinellas
County, Florida. Probate
Division, the address of which is
31.5 Court Street. Clearwater, FL
33756, The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney arc 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 March 6, 2009.

Personal Representative:
Daniel Lewis Campbell, Jr.
7823-17th Way North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Daniel Lewis
Campbell. Jr.
Law Offices of Joseph E Pippen,
Jr. & Associates, PL
1920 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33771
Telephone: (727) 586-3306
Florida Bar No. 351581
SPN: 01769503
13105-2MAR. 6.13.2009 0320607
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No. 08-007809-ES-4


)R IN RE: ESTATE OF
EMAN HARRY LEE PORTER,
Deceased.
;ration of the The administration of the
5ARD SHIRE- estate of HARRY LEE PORTER,
whose date of., deceased, whose date of death
y 9, 2009; is was October 14, 1994, File No.
rcujt Court for 08-007809-lES-4 is pending in the
'lorida, Probate Circuit Court for Pinellas County,
mber 09-1009- Florida. Probate Division, the
f which is 315 address of which is 315 Court
water, Florida Street, Clearwater, Florida. The
s and addresses names and addresses of the per-
Representative sonal representative and the per-
,epresentative's sonal representative's attorney are
rth below. set forth below.
if the Decedent All creditors of the decedent
ns, who have and other persons having claims
hands against or demands against decedent's
te, including estate on whom a copy of this
gentor unliqui- notice is served must file their
who have been claims with this couri WITHIN
his notice, must THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
with this Court AFTER THE DATE OF THE
LATER OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NTHS AFTER NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE FIRST THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
OF THIS COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THIRTY (30) THEM.
HE DATE OF All other creditors of the
OPY OF THIS decedent and other persons hav-
iM. ing claims or demands against
editors of the decedent's estate must file their
er persons who claims with this court WITHIN 3
demands against MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
state, including OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
gent or unliqui- OF THIS NOTICE.
iust file their ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
Court WITHIN FILED WILL BE FOREVER
NTHS AFTER BARRED.
THE FIRST NOTWITHSTANDING
OF THIS THE TIME PERIOD SET -
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
MS NOT SO FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
3E FOREVER MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
LANDING BARRED.
ERIODS SET The date of first publication
ANY CLAIM of this notice is March 6, 2009.
) YEARS OR Personal Representative:
THE DECE- JIMMIE SUE PORTER
OF DEATH IS 7088 South Shore Drive S.
South Pasadena, FL 33707
F FIRST PUB- Attorney for Personal
HIS NOTICE IS Representative:
J. RICHARD RAHTER
Kieffer & Rahter, PA.
Kris Shireman 6670 First Avenue South
Petitioner St. Petersburg, Florida 33707
S. A. (727) 344-5788
tioner Facsimile (727) 384-2696
mue Florida Bar No. 188395
33713 SPN No. 00008511
27-0100 10050 MAR.6. 13.2009 030601
7-1797
'2

3.2009 030603


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on 3/25/2009, 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.


1994 DODGE
1985 WINNEBAGO
MOTOR HOME
1996 MERCURY
1997 MITSUBISHI
1985 MOTOR HOME RV
WINNEBAGO


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IGBKP37W7F3311503
2MELM75W3TX680326
JA3AY26AOVU023429

NONE


AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on 3/26/2009, 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.


2003 MITSUBISHI


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Friday, March 13, 2009 I PINELLAS NEWS I Page 5


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON RESOLUTION
Notice is hereby given that thie City Council of Pinellas Park,.
Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING upoanthe following RESO-
LUTION NO. 09-12 City Hull, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park,
Florida on the 26ll&day of Malrch. 20.., at 7:30 P.M., the title of said
Resolution being as follows:
RESOLUTION NO. 0O9-12

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, PINEL-
LAS COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROVING A PERCENTAGE BASED
INDEX THAT REFLECTS CURRENT DIESEL FUEL PRICES TO
ALL ACTIVE UTILITY CUSTOMERS BILLED FOR REFUSE
COLLECTION SERVICE IN THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK;
REPEALING RESOLUTION 08-10; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFEC-
TIVE DATE.
This Resolution is available for review, in the City Clerk's
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting and be
heard.
. Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council. City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any matter
considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and
for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record.of the pro-
ceedings, is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In the
event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may not ade-
quately 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 will be made available
upon requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk for use
in Council Chambers and all meeting rooms throughout the City. This
document is available in the following accessible formats: Braille,
Large Print, Audio Tape and Electronic File on Conmputer Disks.
DIANE M. CORNA. MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
10005 MAR. 13, 2009 031308
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON RESOLUTION

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park,
Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HlEARING upon the following RESO-
LUTION NO. 09-11 City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park,
Florida on the 26th day of March. 2009 at 7:30 P.M., the title of said
Resolution being as follows:
RESOLUTION NQ. 09-1U

A RESOLUTION ASSESSING LIENS AGAINST LANDS
CLEARED BY THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA, PUR-
SUANT TO CHAPTER 12, ARTICLE I, OF THE CODE OF ORDI-
NANCES;-PROVIDING FOR THIS RESOLUTION TO BE FILED
FOR RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF PINELLAS COUNTY. FLORIDA: PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (PROGRAM #226)

This Resolution is available for review, in the City Clerk's
Department. Interested parties are invited to attend this meeting and be
heard.
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the City
Council, City Board, or City Commission, with respect to any matter
'considered at this meeting will need a record of die proceedings, and
for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In the'
event that you vish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may not ;de-
quately 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 will be made available
upon requests made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive
Hearing Device (MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk for use
in Council Chambers and all meeting rooms throughout the City. This
document is available in the following accessible formats: Braille,
Large Print, Audio Tape and Electronic File on Computer Disks.
DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
10005 MAR. 13, 2009 '031307


NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
IN THE'CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
C" I, r.. '' 1"'2n IT)l"P Pi .;..' FDI' "'

SHAIMAYN MULLIS
Petitioners
And
DONALD MULLIS
Respondent.
TO: DONALD MULLIS 315 46TH AVE, ST. PETERSBURG
FL. 33706.YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against
you, and that you're required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on SHAIMAYN MULLIS whose address is ATTOR-
NEY CHARLES SCOTT 4755 CENTRAL AVENUE, ST. PETERS-
BURG, FLORIDA, 33713 on or before MARCH 20, 2009, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court at 315 COURT ST. ROOM
170, CLEARWATER, FL, 33756, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered,
against you for the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents 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 tlhe 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 automatic disclosure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or strik-
ing of pleadings.
DATED: FEBRUARY 17, 2009.
KEN BURKE
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
315 COURT STREET
CLEARWATER, PINELLAS COUNTY, FL 33756-5165
BY: /S/ RHONDA DITTY
DEPUTY CLERK
DM022003 FEB. 20,27, MAR. 6, 13,.2009 022003


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 09-000631ES
Division 003

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLYDE HAROLD ROBERTS,
Deceased
The administration of the estate of CLYDE HAROLD ROBERTS,
deceased, File Number 09-000631ES 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 representative and the
peftonal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE 'OF
SERVICE OF A COPY'OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is March 6, 2009.
Personal Representative
Lila Jean Roberts
1924 Brae Moor Drive
Dunedin. FL 34698
Attorney for Personal'Representative
Lucinda J. Warren
P.O. Box 1009
Crystal Beach, FL 34681
727-771-1921
Florida Bar No. 1.60514
17771 MAR. 6, 13, 2009 030606

CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA
ADOPTION OF COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
2007/2008 ANNUAL REPORT

Florida Statutes requires that the City of Pinellas Park file an annu-
al report of its financial activities with the taxing authorities each year
for the preceding fiscal year. The 2007/2008 annual report sets forth:
(1) the organization of the Community Redevelopment Agency and its
members, (2) organization and membership of the administration, (3)
financial statement of investments, liabilities, income, and operating
expenses, and (4) public and private capital improvement and promo-
tional projects accomplished. The annual report is available for review
at the City Clerk's office, City Hall. 5141 78th Avenue North, Pinellas
Park, Florida.
10005 MAR. 13.2009 031305


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
CASE NO. 07-2836-CI-08
JOIN R. CAPPA, 1.
and BETFY C. CAPPA,
Plainliff,
vs.
WELLS, DUVEL & ASSOCIATES DRAFTING,
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT, INC. a Florida
Corporation, WELLS BUILDERS LLC, HOME
BUILDING MATERIALS, INC.,
And KEVIN S. WELLS, et al;
Defendants
Notice is hereby given pursuant to an Amended Final Judgment
dated February 23, 2009, and entered Into Civil Court Action 07-2836-
CI-08 in the Circuit Court orf tihe Sixth Judicial Circuit in andl for
Pinellas County, Florida in which JOHN R. CAPPA 11 and BETTY C.
CAPPA, are the Plaintiffs and WELLS, DUVEL & ASSOCIATES
*DRAFTING, PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT, INC., WELLS
BUILDER LLC. HOME BUILDING MATERIALS, INC., and
KEVIN S. WELLS, are'the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 545 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida,
beginning at 11:00 a.m. on March 30. 2009, the following described
property as set forth in the Order which is:
ihot 11, Block 7, EAST ROSELAWN SUBDIVISION, accord-
ing to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 32 of
the Public Records of Pinellas County, Florida.
Commonly known as: 2855 Fremont Terrace South, St.
Petersburg, FL 33712

Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as of the date of lt.. I. I".- 'i. 1. i i',
a claim within 60 days after thIe sale.
Dated this 25TH day of February, 2009


I i4/0


MAR f, 132


*; KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Kennan M. Borne
Deputy Clerk
l00) 030602


,NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
REF # 08-2318-Cl-13
UCN: 522008CA002318XXCICI

M N L PROPERTIES LCC,
Plaintiff,
vs:
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
0 .
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
reliTef demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on February 23,2009.


i18 0-1i


KEN BURKE.
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street Clearwater
Pinellas County, FL 33756 -5165
By :s/ Rhonda Ditty
Deputy Clerk
FEBR 27 MAR 6 13.120. 2009 022712


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
IN THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,,FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 07-9475 CI 021
UCN: 522007CA009475MCICI


F& M REAL ESTATE. INC.. ...
a'iforida cororation, 1 1 !
. ,Plaintiff, I
V.
INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES OF TAMPA BAY, INC.,
a Florida corporation, RAUL A. ALONSO,
DARRIN ALLISON, and JOHN/JANE DOE,
fictijods' names representing unknown tenants in possession,
Defendants.

Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure dated March 6, 2009, entered in Case No. 07-9475-CI -
021 pending ini the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court in and for Pinellas
County, Florida, in which F & M REAL ESTATE INC., a Florida cor-
poration, is the Plaintiff, and INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES OF
TAMPA BAY, INC., a Florida corporation.,RAUL A. ALONSO, DAR-
RIN ALLISON, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder at the Clearwater Courthouse, 315 Court Street. Clearwater,
Florida 33756, at 11 a.m. on the day of APRIL 6, 2009, the following
described property set forth in said
Uniform Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure:
Lot 8 of DOUGLAS PARK, according to the Plat thereof as,
recorded in Plat Book 5. Page(s) 82 of the Public Records of
Pinellas County, Florida.
Property Address: 1234 South 22 Street, St. Petersburg, FL
33712
Dated this 1st day MARCH, 2009


8 0001 MAR 13 20 2009


Honorable Ken Burke
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Is/Anne Theriault
Deputy Clerk
031314


City of St Petersburg, Florida
Notice to Applicants
Purchasing & Materials Management

Request for Qualifications will be received by the Purchasing and
Materials Management Director, City of St. Petersburg, Municipal
Services Center, 5th Floor,,One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg,
Florida, 33701 for: 958-83 Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Funded Services, Multi-Family Residential, RFQ No. 6821, pre-quali-
fications conference to be held at 1:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 19,
2009, at Municipal Services Center. 9th Floor, Conference room 900,
One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701, proposal opening
at 3:00 p.m., ET, Thursday, April 2, 2009. Request for Qualifications
and all addenda may be downloaded by accessing the City's website at
www.stpete.org/purchase/solbidnli.isp. The City of St. Petersburg,
Florida reserves the right to accept or reject any and all qualifications.
The City-reserves the right to waive technicalities on qualifications.
The decision as to what constitutes a technicality shall rest solely with
Louis Moore, CPPO, Director of Purchasing and Materials
Management.
18313 MAR. 13. 2009 031302


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA,
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
SCASENO.08-16209-CI-19
FRANK R. ESPOSITO, JR.. TRUSTEE
UTD 8/30/90, FBO FRANK R. ESPOSITO, JR.;
Plaintiff,
vs.
DIONNE M. SULLIVAN, if living, and all unknown
parties claiming by, though under and against the above
named defendants, who are not known to he dead or
alive whether said unknown parties may claim an
interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, or other
claimants,
Defendants..
Notice is hereby given pursuant to a Final Judgment dated
February 24, 2009, and entered into Civil Court Action 08-16209-CI-
19 in the Circuit Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pinellas
County, Florida in which FRANK R. ESPOSITO, JR., TRUSTEE
UTD 8/30/90, FBO FRANK R. ESPOSITO, JR., is the Plaintiff and
DIONNE'M. SULLIVAN, is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 545 First Avenue North, St. Petersburg,
Florida 33701, in Pinellas County. Florida, beginning at 11:00 AM on
April 2, 2009, tie following described property as set forth in the Order
which is:
Lot 13, BLOCK 2, of Washington Square, according to the
Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 32. of the Public
Records of Pinellas County, Florida.
Commonly known as: Vacant lot located on 1300 Block of
Spruce Street, Safety Harbor, FL 33695

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 9th day of March, 2009 ..


1110471


MAR. 13.2


KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: /s/ KENNAN M. BORNVF
Deputy Clerk
0. 2009 031313


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State, federal authorities discuss con-

sumer protection priorities

TALLAHASSEE Attorney General Bill Mc- his Consumer Services Division received
Collum today joined Charles H. Bronson, Corn- 204,000 calls from consumers in 2008, handled
missioner of the Florida Department of Agri- about 38,000 written complaints and returned
culture and Consumer Services and Cindy nearly $25 million to consumers in refunds.
Liebes, Assistant Regional Director of the Fed- "We're coming off a record year of activity,
eral Trade Commission (FTC) to discuss con-' and the economic turmoil facing Floridians this
summer protection issues facing Floridians. All year virtually assures that we'll be assisting
three agencies have seen an increase in the even more consumers in 2009," said Commis-
number of complaints reported to each agency sioner Bronson.
and among the more frequent topics of com- Bronson noted that he has launched an .in-
plaints are scams related to financial issues and vestigation of credit card companies that have
the current state of the economy. increased interest rates on card holders and
"The time is ripe for disreputable companies changed the due date for payments, resulting in
and individuals to capitalize on the economic numerous consumers unwittingly incurring late
climate and consumers' financial concerns," said fees on their credit cards. He has also increased
Attorney General McCollum. "It is important compliance sweeps of businesses he regulates,-
that we cooperatively address these issues with including telemarketers and pawn shops, and
federal and state resources so Florida con- has brought in his Office of Agricultural Law En-
sumers have the best protection our collective forcement to begin criminal investigations of a
resources we can muster." number of ongoing financial scams.
The Attorney General's Office has received The FTG's focus in the coming months will
hundreds of complaints about foreclosure rescue be on issues related to the economy and finan-
and loan modification services in just the first cial matters, including mortgage foreclosure res-
months of this year, and the Attorney General's cue fraud, credit repair, debt. negotiation and,
Mortgage Fraud Task Force continues to contact debt collection efforts..
companies to ensure they are aware of and are- "Scam artists and fraudsters follow the head-
compliant with the new foreclosure rescue fraud lines and are using the economic downturn to
prevention law. take advantage of consumers who are underwa-
In addition to complaints about mortgage ter financially," said Cindy Liebes, Assistant Re-
fraud, complaints about credit repair and debt re- gional Director for the FTC. "With so many.
lief services reported to the Attorney General's Floridians struggling financially, the' FTS has
Office topped 5,300 last year. Last October, the increased its focus to preventing harm to those
Attorney General's Office joined the FTC, the in debt and confronting companies and individ-
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Serv- uals who are victimizing those consumers."
ices, and 22 states and collectively took actions Of special note are the current education ef-
against 36 companies engaged in potentially de- forts on the'only true source of free annual
ceptive or misleading, conduct. Allegations in- credit reports at http://www.annualcreditre-
cluded making false and misleading statements port.com, despite advertisements on other sup-
to consumers, charging advance fees for credit posedly free services. The federal agency has al-
repair services, violating federal and state laws ready taken several actions in these areas but
governing credit repair organizations and de-+ reiterated its commitment to continue working
ceptiv~e and unfair practices, cooperatively with its state partners on behalf of
Commissioner Brbnson' also reported that Florida's consumers.,


CFO Sink's 'Safeguard Our Seniors' leg-

islation passes first hurdle


TALLAHASSEE In 2006,
Bonnie Madden, 81 from Port
Richey, purchased two annu-
ities from insurance agent Ran-
dolph Kahl-Winter.
A year later, her agent en-
gaged in a practice known as
"twisting" when he falsely in-
flated Madden's net worth and
converted her ihhnuities into
one annuity policy with' a dif-
ferent company in,order to gen-
erate a $52,000 commission for
himself.
The agent's action would
have cost' Madden nearly
$300,000 of her life savings if
the Department of Financial
Services had not intervened.
Yesterday, CFO Sink's detec-
tives arrested Randolph Kahl-
Winter and charged him with
Insurance Fraud, .a 3rd degree
felony, and Grand Theft, a 2nd
degree felony for placing Mad-
den into multiple policies, sub-
mitting forged documents, and
concealing policy information
through his business address. If
convicted, he faces a maximum
prison sentence of five years.
Chief Financial Officer Alex
Sink said it is because of Mad-
den, and others, like her, that
she has teamed up with key
lawmakers to push for tougher
penalties for unscrupulous
agents who defraud senior in-
vestors and establish better


front for seniors who invest in
these products. CFO Sifik has
heard from hundreds of seniors
and their families who say they
were convinced to liquidate an-
nuities, CDs, stocks and sav-
ings accounts to fund new an-
nuities only to discover these
actions robbed them of their
savings. .
"The number of complaints
from Florida seniors about an-
nuities has nearly quadrupled
in the last three years," said
Sink, whose department has
opened 474 investigations, on
financial fraud involving sen-
iors, with approximately 70
percent of cases related to an-
nuity and life insurance trans-
actions. "Better financial pro-
tections for our growing
population of senior residents
and tougher consequences for
those who defraud our seniors
demand our immediate atten-
tion."
Under the Safeguard our
Seniors legislation, the act of
"twisting" or "churning" an an-
nuity to a senior consumer
would be a third degree felony,
bringing this violation in line
with the penalty, currently ap-
plied to a securities broker-
dealer under Florida law.
Other protections under the
proposed legislation also:
imit the surrender charge


disclosures and protections up- period for an annuity' sold to a


senior consumer to five years
and thesurrender charge to 5
percent;
extend the "free look" pe-
riod for the purchase of an an-
nuity by a senior consumer
from 14 to 60 days;
authorize the Department
to require an agent to make
monetary restitution to a sen-
ior consumer they've harmed
prohibit the Department
from issuing another license to
a former licensee who has had,
his or her license revoked re-
sulting from the solicitation or
sale of an insurance product to
a senior consumer.
require an insurer to pro-
vide a cover sheet attached to
the policy when an annuity is
issued'informing the purchaser
about the free look period and
about how to contact the in-
surer and the department if
they have questions about the
annuity.
To learn more when pur-
chasing annuities, visit
www.FLSeniors.net updated
with a new video highlighting
the stories CFO Sink heard
throughout ,the state. Senior
Floridians who believe they
may have been the victim of
annuity fraud should call 1-877-
My-FL-CFO or log on to
www.MyFloridaCFO.com to
file a complaint.


Biologists seek public's help for horse-

shoe crab research


CLEARWATER Biologists at the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's
(FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute need
help from the public in identifying horseshoe
crabs spawning on beaches throughout the state.
The best time to find horseshoe crabs spawn-
ing is around high tide, right before or just after
a full or new moon. The full moon on March .12
and similar conditions on March 13 will create
good conditions for viewing the crabs. The next
full moon will occur on April 10.
Observant beachgoers can report the time,
date and location of horseshoe-crab sightings
through one of several convenient options. Go to
http://research.MyFWC.com/horseshoe_crab
and fill out an online survey; e-mail findings to
horseshoe@MyFWC.com; or call the FWC at
866-252-9326.
Biologists also want to know the number of
horseshoe crabs seen by observers and whether
the horseshoe crabs are mating. They also want
to know the date, time, location and habitat con-
ditions. If possible, specify roughly how many
are coupled. and how many are juveniles (4
inches wide or smaller).
Horseshoe crabs benefit humans in several
ways. For instance, research on the compound
eyes of horseshoe crabs led to better under-
standing of the human vision system, and horse-
shoe crab blood is useful in the biomedical in-
dustry. In addition, manufacturers .use the
material of a horseshoe crab's shell chitinn) to
make contact lenses, skin creams and hair


sprays.


Photo courtesy of FWC


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Impossibly Easy
Grasshopper Cheesecake


No last-minute fuss with
this minty cheesecake
dessert. Make it ahead
so it's chilled and ready
to serve.

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 4 hours 30 min
Makes: 10 12 servings

INGREDIENTS
Cheesecake:
3/4 cup Original
Bisquick mix
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup green crime de
menthe
3 eggs
2 packages (8 oz each)
cream cheese,
softened
1/4 cup miniature
semisweet chocolate
chips

Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup miniature
semisweet chocolate
chips

DIRECTIONS,
1. Heat oven to 350F.
Spray 9-inch glass pie
plate with cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, beat all
cheesecake ingredients
except chocolate chips'
with electric mixer on
high speed 2 minutes,
scraping bowl frequently.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Pour into pie plate.
3. Bake about 35 minutes
or until center isfirm and
puffed. Cool 45 minutes
(cheesecake top will be
cracked).
4. in 1-quart saucepan,
heat ganache ingredients
over medium heat, stirring'
constantly, until smooth;
remove from heat.
Carefully spread over
cheesecake. Refrigerate at
least 3 hours until chilled.
Store covered in-refrigerator.


Photo courtesy of wwbettycrocker.com

Variation:
For a Crowd-Size"
Impossibly Easy
Grasshopper Cheesecake,
double all ingredients and
use a 13x9-inch glass
baking dish. Bake 30 to
37 minutes.

Substitution:
You can substitute creme
de menthe-flavored syrup
for the 3 tablespoons
creme de menthe, but the
mint flavor will be a bit
milder,

NUTRITION
INFORMATION:
1 Serving:
Calories 430 (Calories
from Fat 260)
Total Fat 29g (Saturated
Fat 17g, Trans Fat
19)
Cholesterol 125 mg
Sodium 270 mg
Total Carbohydrate 36 g
(Dietary Fiber 1 g,
Sugars 28 g)
Protein 7 g

PERCENT DAILY VALUE*:
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin Cq%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%

EXCHANGES:
1/2 Starch
2 Other Carbohydrate
0 Vegetable
1/2 High-Fat Meat
5 Fat Carbohydrate
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