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FRIDAY March 20, 2009


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Website

lets citizens

view local

spending


TALLAHASSEE Florida Gov-
ernor Charlie Crist and Chief Fi-
nancial Officer Alex Sink introduced
a new website on Tuesday, that will
allow Floridians to track how state
government spends their taxpayer
dollars.
The launch of the Sunshine
Spending website, www.MyFlori-
daCFO.com/SunshineSpending,
comes during Sunshine Week, the
annual celebration of Florida's ded-
ication to making state and local
government more accessible to the
public.
"Now more than ever, as Florida
faces historic economic challenges,
the people of Florida need to know
that state agencies are investing
their hard-earned taxpayer dollars
responsibly," Governor Crist said.
"The Sunshine Spending website is
a great first step that will help citi-
zens hold state government ac-
countable."
Updated every night, the Sun-
shine Spending website is an im-
portant step toward increased fiscal
accountability in state spending
"For the last two years, I have
worked to make Tallahassee more,
open and accountable to Florida's
taxpayers," CFO Sink said. "I am
pleasedthat Floridians will be'able
to know exactly who is spending and
who is getting their tax dollars, and
glad we were able to provide this
transparent step at no extra cost to
Floridians."
The site allows citizens to con-
duct a basic search for vendors and
other recipients of state funds by
the first part of the vendor's name.
It was created using existing re-
sources, with no additional tax dol-
lars spent to create or maintain it.
The Sunshine Spending website
was produced by the Department of
Financial Services in conjunction
with representatives from the Gov-
ernor's office, Americans for Tax
Reform and the James Madison In-
stitute.
Currently, most state, agencies
include a list of contracts of at least
over $25,000 in the open govern-
ment section of their website. In
conjunction with this information,
the Sunshine Spending website will
allow citizens to access additional
information about payments to ven-
dors. ,
For additional information, visit
www.floridapsc.com.


New watering limits


ST. PETERSBURG St. Peters-
burg officials have a warning for
homeowners who may be violating
current water restrictions. This week
began the first of nightly evening pa-
trols, with violators facing an imme-
diate $188 fine (including court
costs).
Last week, the city announced it
would begin the evening patrols due
to extremely dry conditions and re-
cent tightening of restrictions by the
regional water authority. The city also


tightened its own internal use of wa-
ter by auditing all city facilities for
possible water reductions and ban-
ning the use of all city-owned and op-
erated ornamental or decorative wa-
ter fountains.
"St. Petersburg residents violating
the current watering restrictions are
conspicuous during the week," Wa-
ter Resources Director George Cas-
sady said, explaining that those who
irrigate with potable water can only
do so on their one designated day on


the weekend and during a four-hour
period. "Unless a property is irrigat-
ing with reclaimed water, we should
not see any watering during the
week," Cassady said.
Residents who irrigate their prop-
erties with city potable water, water
from their private wells or have con-
nections to surface water (lakes,
ponds) are restricted tb watering only
one day from 5 to 9 a.m. or 7 to 11
See SHELTERS I Page 3


Photo by FrankR. Carreras IIl
'Mad Dog' sprawls out in the grass at Williams Park, 'Mad Dog' says he's been homeless since 1998, and has called
the park his home for just as much time. More and more homeless have gathered at the Park in recent months




Aid for 'Homeless


BY CHRISTINA CASADONTE
STAFF WRITER
ST. PETERSBURG Pinellas
County organizations will soon learn
details on how to c9llect-and
spend-the millions of dollars allo-
cated by the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) for homeless aid and preven-
tion.
Sheri Harris, the Planning Divi-
sion Manager for the Community De-
velopment Department of Pinellas


County, said that though the me-
chanics on how to access the $1.2
ifillion earmarked for Pinellas'
Homeless Prevention Fund and the
$809,000 designated for the Commu-
nity Development Block Grant re-
main unknown, the county already
has ideas on how to use it.
According to Harris, the money
allocated for the Homeless Preven-
tion Fund this year as part of the
American Recovery and Reinvest-
ment Act, the economic stimulus
package signed into effect by Presi-


dent Barack Obama on Feb. 17, is ten
times the amount allocated to the
county for the same purposes last
year.
"Typically we receive $133,000
each year-for our HPF, or Emergency
Shelter Grant Program," she ex-
plained. "The focus will be on pro-
viding financial assistance to families
to prevent homelessness and provide
rapid re-housing to help those who
are just on the verge of becoming
See GRANT MONEY I Page 6


Photo counesy OT fWI-WM
Watering for reclaimed water customers is
now limited to three days of the week.


Progress

Energy bills

are dropping

Residential customers' bills
will decrease $15 per month
beginning with the first
April billing cycle.
ST. PETERSBURG The
Florida Public Service (PSC) ap-
proved a reduction in fuel and nu-
clear cost recovery charges for
Progress Energy Florida (Progress
Energy) custofilers on Wednesday.
Residential cusopners' bills will de-
crease about $15 per month begin-
ning with the first April billing cycle.
Based on Progress Energy's re-
vised fuel forecast, the approved fuel
cost reduction is a result of a de-
crease in the cost of natural gas, a
primary fuel the company uses to
generate electricity. Residential
customers using 1,000 kWh will see
a $6.90 decrease in their monthly
fuel charge.
A reduction in nuclear cost re-
covery charges was approved as a
result of Progress Energy's request
to defer recovery of some of this
year's reconstruction costs for its
Levy County nuclear plant. Resi-
dential customers using 1,000 kWh
will see a $7.80 reduction in their
monthly energy charge.
"We have a responsibility to keep
electric service affordable for
Florida's residents, while also mak-
ing sure service is reliable,"PSC
Chairman Matthew M. Carter II
said. "As part of the cost recovery
process, the Commission monitors
cost projections to make sure that
they' track the actual preconstruc-
tion costs incurred by the utility."
The PSC exercises regulatory
authority over utilities in the areas
of rate based economic regulation
and monitoring of safety, reliability,
and service.


Floridians ready to grow their own groceries


More local growers making
the switch to hydroponics,
IFAS says.
GAINESVILLE Today's eco-
nomically spurred resurgence of the
home vegetable grower can't entirely
be dubbed a "return to the earth."
Many burgeoning farmers aren't
breaking soil, they're using hydro-
ponics.
"There are a lot of new people in-
terested in growing, and many of
them are realizing that hydroponics
just makes a lot more sense," said


Bob Hochmuth, a multicounty agent
with the University of Florida's In-
stitute of Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences. "It's one of the most reliable
ways to grow crops. And, for people
that don't have a lot of land, which I
think is a lot of these new growers,
it's a more cost-effective investment."
In fact, interest has been so high
that IFAS' first multiple-day course
on hydroponic techniques this week,
offered at the North Florida Research
and Education Center in Live Oak,
Fla., became overbooked to the ex-
tent that a second course was added


at the last minute.
In total, the courses have drawn
more than 70 attendees-not just from
Florida, but also from Alabama, Ohio,
New York and Georgia.
"Across the country, there's been
more and more interest in locally
grown products. Now, these eco-
nomic conditions are coming in into
the mix and making people think long
and hard about the best way to do it,"
said Tim Carpenter, owner of Verti-
Gro Inc. in Summerfield, Fla.
Carpenter is one of the suppliers
of hydroponic equipment who says


that demand has nearly doubled over
the past year.
"Hydroponics involves mechanics
and plumbing, and it's not going to be
right for everyone," he said. "But'for
a good percentage, it's just going to be
a very practical choice."
Simply put, hydroponic techniques
are used to grow plants in structures
that supply water and nutrients with-
out soil.
These structures allow plants to
be grown in greater density and with


See GARDEN I Page 6


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EVENTS CALENDAR


Submit your events to
news@pinellas-news.com


Today, 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'vocally 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
Time 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 Bay 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.
Saturday, March 21, 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.
FISH-ful Saturday: The Study of Fish: Pier Aquarium, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. Noon to 2
p.m. www.pieraquarium.org or 727-895-7437.
Spring Open House: The International Museum of Radiant Peace, 5601 Central
Ave. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special Museum tours, interactive activities, prizes, for all
ages. www.radiantpeace.org or 727-343-8212.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training v Yankees: March 22,1:05 p.m. Sports Park,
2300 El Jobean Rd. Port Charlotte. www.raysbaseball.com or 1-888-FAN-RAYS.
SOrchid Festival: Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Commercial Orchid Growers from Florida, Orchid Culture lectures all day and
thousands of orchids for sale. www.sunkengardens.org or 727-551-3102.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Celebrity Critter of the Week: Horse Conch: Pier Aquarium, 800 2nd Ave. N.E.
Noon to 2 p.m. www.pieraquarium.org or 727-895-7437.
Public Meeting on the Pinellas County BUDGET: Osceola High School, 9751
98th Street North,Seminole. All meetings will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. We value
your opinion. Please join county officials and staff, for the following public
Information meetings. The national recession and the real estate market.
downturn are forcinglPinellas County government to downsize. The reductions.
will affect the programs and services provided to our citizens. We need your
feedback. For more information visit www.pinellascounty.org or call 727-464-
3000.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Free Band Concert in the Park: Williams Park bandshell, 2nd Ave. N. and 3rd St.
Noon. Enjoy a free lunchtime concert by the Middleton High School band from
Wisconsin. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a music filled afternoon.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tampa Bay Rays Spring Training v Pirates: March 25, 7:05 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.
Oldies But Goodies Dance: The Pier, Dockside Eatery Food Court. Noon to 3:30
p.m. Second and fourth Wednesdays. Relax and listen or dance to the music of
The Downtowners or the Ron Berringer Trio. www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-
6443.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Senior Free Fest: Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of free informa-
tion, screenings, arts and crafts, door prizes and plenty more! Sponsored by
Senior Voice Magazine. www.stpete.org/coliseum or 727-892-5202.
Public Meeting on the Pinellas County BUDGET: Gibbs High School, 850 34th
Street South, St. Petersburg. All meetings will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. We value
your opinion. Please join county officials and staff for the following public infor-
mation meetings. The national recession and the real estate market downturn are
forcing Pinellas County government to downsize. The reductions will affect the
programs and services provided to our citizens. We need your feedback. For more
information visit www.pinellascounty.org or call 727-464-3000.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Das Movies! at the MFA Movies at MFA. Metropolis: Museum of Fine Arts,
255 Beach Dr. N.E. Movies begin at 7 p.m. In the Marly Room, explore the Durer
Exhibition from D to 7 p.m. www.fine-arts.org or 727-896-2667.
Last Friday Concert Series: Williams Park, between 1st and 2nd Ave. and 3rd
and 4th St. N. 6 p.m. Concerts will feature nationally touring artists and several
local and regional music professionals. Enjoy delicious Tapas and spirits in the VIP
area. www.lastfridayconcerts.com
Relay For Ufe of North East St. Petersburg: 5101 1st St. North East. Overnight
event starting at 6 p.m. and award closing ceremony at 8 a.m. One day. One
night. One community. Your Relay For Life@ is about celebration, remembrance,
and hope. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives
we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight it all right here in your
community, www.relayforlife.org or 727-546-9822.
Relay For Ufe of Tyrone: 501 Park St. N. Admiral Farragut Academy. Overnight
event starting at 6 p.m. and award closing ceremony at 8 a.m. One day. One
night. One community. Your Relay For Life@ is about celebration, remembrance,
and hope. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives
we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight it all right here in your
community, www.relayforlife.org
Kenny G.: Progress Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st St. S. 8
p.m. Kenny G is set to release his first Latin Jazz album, Rhythm & Romance,
backed by some of the world's finest Latin musicians. The result is a rich, one-of-
a-kind tapestry of samba and salsa, ballads and bossa nova, all of which are held
together by beautiful melodies of Kenny G's signature sound, www.mahaffeythe-
ater.com or 727-892-5798.
Festivals of Speed, Jet Port Reception & Luxury Lifestyle Products Display:
St..Petersburg Clearwater Airport. 8 to 11 p.m. Staged inside an actual aircraft
hangar, guests experience a fabulous display of vintage and contemporary air-
craft, the worlds most exotic cars, custom created motorcycles, high performance
boats and the finest luxury lifestyle product displays. Enjoy vibrant cocktails from
a premium brands open bar and indulge in sumptuous themed food displays
while experiencing the worlds most exotic vehicles. Relaxed musical notes of
Manufacturers representatives are on site introducing guests to the finest luxury
products, www.festivalsofspeed.com or 352-385-9450,.


USF advances, earns first

round bye in WNIT


Photo courtesy of USF


TAMPA The University of South
Florida women's basketball team will
take part in its sixth straight-postsea-
son event and it's fifth Women's Na-
tional Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
USE who receives a first round bye to
this year's tournament, will await the
winner of the George Washington vs.
Florida Gulf Coast game which will
be played on Thursday, March 19 in
Fort Myers, Fla. The Bulls will host
their second game on Saturday, March
21 at 7 p.m.
The Bulls advance to the WNIT af-
ter posting a 22-10 record and an
eighth place 8-8 record in BIG EAST
Conference play. USF's 22 wins marks
the most wins in the program's 37
year history. The Bulls have won four
of their last five games, six of their last
nine and eight of their last 13 games
with three of those eight wins coming
at Rutgers, at DePaul and at Villanova,


all NCAA Tournament team's.
First team All-BIG EAST Confer-
ence selection Shantia Grace is one of
four players averaging double figures
in the scoring column netting 14.7
points per ganie, while Janae Stokes
(12.7 ppg.) and Jazmine Sepulveda
(12.2 ppg.) are second and third re-
spectively. Jessica Lawson rounds out
the team's double-figure scorers av-
eraging 10.3 points per contest.
The Bulls earned the No. 8 seed,
and a first round bye, in the BIG
EAST Tournament where they de-
feated Cincinnati, 68-58, in the second
round before losing to top seeded, and
No. 1/1 ranked, Connecticut in the
quarterfinals.
George Washington comes into the
WNIT with a 17-13 record and fin-
ished fifth in the Atlantic-10 Confer-
ence with a 9-5 record. The Colonials
have dropped their last three games;
however have won 10 of their last 15.
Florida Gulf Coast comes into its
game with the Colonials with a 25-4
record and winners of the Atlantic Sun
Conference regular season champi-
onship with a 17-3 record. The Ea-
gles, who were not eligible for the A-
Sun Conference Tournament due to it
being in its DivisionI transition phase
for reclassification, have won 16
straight games entering the WNIT.


Edwards named BIG

EAST golfer of the week
TAMPA University of South l
Florida women's golfer Rachel Ed-
wards was named the BIG EAST
Women's Golfer of the Week on
Thursday.
Edwards was named with the
honor after picking up a third place
finish at the JMU/ Eagle Landing In- ..
vitational on March 10. Edwards shot ; .
a 1-over 217 for the tournament in a
field of 81 golfers. Photo courtesy of USF
This acknowledgment is a great
honor to the efforts of Rachel's golf "Being named Big East golfer of
game because this is the first time the week is such a motivating tool for
this award has been given in BIG Rachel because now this weekly
EAST golf," said women's golf coach award won't be enough for her, she
Marci Kornegay. will be hungryfor more," said Korne-
Edwards, a junior, also led the team gay.
to an overall third place finish, their The Bulls have a two week hiatus
highest finish of the season. --,before taking part in the Cincinnati
SThis is the first Golfer of the Week.: Invitational at the-Plantatiorn-in-Crys-
honors for Edwards. tal River, Fla. on March 27-28.


USF hosts NFL Pro Day


TAMPA More than 40 NFL
scouts and coaches were on the Uni-
versity of South Florida campus for
Pro Day Friday morning, March 13,
as 15 Bulls jumped, lifted and ran their
way through drills on the USF cam-
pus.
Cedric Hill impressed scouts with
his 10'1" broad jump, while Ben
Williams was praised for his 36.5 ver-
tical jump. Jarriett Buie put up 32 reps
on the bench press and Louis Ga-
chette's 40 time of 4.5 was the best of
the day.
Below are the complete results for


S.,A -,


Photo courtesy of USF
the participants. The number 20 indi-
cates their fastest split at 20 yards
through the 40-yard dash timing.


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


Journalism:

What's the

point?

What do you really think you
are going to do? How is this
going to help?

Two simple inquires posed by an
unlikely interrogator.
You see, when I accepted the in-
vitation extended by "Mad Dog,"
47, the self-proclaimed "God-father
of Williams Park" to join him and
his friends on that almost-rainy
Tuesday afternoon in downtown St.
Petersburg, I had every intention of
being the one asking the questions.
Upon sitting on the outer edge of
Mad Dog's once-red blanket, I im-
mediately commenced my investi-
gation. I needed to know how long
each had been homeless, the cir-
cumstances that led to finding
refuge in Williams Park, their plans
for shelter that night or turning
their lives around.
But Anthony Rios, 58, had ques-
tions of this own. While Mad Dog,
who, though vibrant in personality
looked at least a decade and a half
older than he claimed, listed a slew
of injustices for which he held
Mayor Rick Baker personally re-
sponsible, Rios observed me ob-
serving him. Before he was willing
to respond to any of my queries, he
demanded that I make my intentions
clear. What did I, and the scores of
other journalists who came before
and will come after me, really in-
tend to accomplish by interloping
for a-handful of hours into the world
of the homeless and then writing
about it?
His questions were innocuous
enough, but I grew defensive. Didn't
heunderstand that journalism was a
powerful tool for a-social change?
Like a child trying to convince its
parents that he or she deserves an
allowance, I found myself citing a
sundry of unrelated, poorly sup-
ported reasons why I was confident
the .position I held was justified.
Journalists, I explained, helped in-
cite the civil rights movement of the
1960s. We exposed the Watergate
scandal. We hold people accountable
and we give a face and a voice to the
groups who others refer to as "those
people" in conversation. Journal-
ism-the journalist-is important.
But my internal monologue was
different. I couldn't help silently re-
evaluating how much has changed
since the days after the 24-hour
news outlets, blogs, and online me-
dia. People want their news online.
Nielsen ratings calculated that in
2008, the top ten newspapers saw a
16 percent year-over-year increase
in unique visitors to their Websites,
with readers visiting newspaper
Websites 23 percent more fre-
quently than the previous year. On
the other hand, newspaper circula-
tions have decreased across-the-
board. Dailies are closing. Journal-
ists are without work. The decline
of the prowess of paper-and-ink is
more a commentary on the future of
media than the importance of "The
Media." Yet, it does say some-
thing-something significant-about
how readers will absorb their news
and, consequently, the effect jour-
nalists can expect to have on poten-
tial readership.
The preference of online media
facilitates two changes with signifi-
cant repercussions for journalism,
The first repercussion is exposure.
Online media makes it cheaper and
more efficient to present an array of
images and video that can be used to
compliment text stories. The reader
is able to gain more breadth of a
subject than the typical single photo
print format allows. But at what
point do images lose their effect?
The premise for Amnesty Interna-
tional, a large non-governmental o


See COLUMN I Page 6


TAMPA The University of South
Florida softball program announced
the 2009 USF Under Armour Show-
case all-tournament team on Tuesday.
Composed of one pitcher, eight po-
sition players, a designated player and
two utilities, the team was voted on by
the fans on GoUSFBulls.com and the
sports information staffs of the re-
spective schools.
This is the first USF Under Ar-
dour Showcase all-tournament team.
USF placed two players on the All-
Tournament Team, along with Florida
Gulf Coast and Boston. Florida Inter-
national, Central Michigan, Hofstra
UMASS, Ball State and Indiana each
had a representative on the squad.
2009 USF Under Armour Show-
case All-Tournament Team:
C Cat Olnick, USF.(.571 BA, 3
RBI, 8 hits)
P Kasey Barrett, FIU (2-1, 0.42
ERA, 2 CG, 16.2 IP, 20 K's)
1B Jill Schulz, CMU (.533 BA,
.733 SLG%, 3 2B, 11 total bases)
2B Casey Fee, Hofstra (.583 BA,
7 hits, 3 runs)


Photo courtesy of J. Meric, USF


3B Cheyenne Jenks, FGCU (.412
BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 13 total bases, .765
SLG%)
SS Melissa Dubay, Boston (.632
BA, 12 hits, 4 SB) I
OF Lauran Ziegler, FGCU (.500
BA, 6 runs, 4 SB)
OF -Janine Richardson, USF (.471
BA, 4 runs, 1 2B, 2 2B)
OF -Shayne Lotito, Boston (.429
BA, 3 runs)
DP Whitney Mollica, UMASS
(.444 BA, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
, Utility Jen Reifschneider, Ball
State (.385 BA, 2 2B, 2 HR, 7 RBI)
Utility Sara Olson, Indiana (.385
BA, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 10.0 IP 7 K's)


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Olnick, Richardson named

to all-Tournament Team









Students

offer free

tax service

Twenty students from the
College of Business at USF
St. Petersburg help local res-
idents with income tax fil-
ings.

ST. PETERSBURG Twenty
students from the College of Busi-
ness at USF St. Petersburg, includ-
ing five interns, are taking their ac-
counting know-how to the
community through the IRS Volun-
tary Income Tax Assistance [VITA]
program, a free tax-help service for
low- to moderate-income families.
Both the volunteers and interns,
all undergraduate students except
for one MBA student, underwent
more than 30 hours of training to
provide assistance on tax filings, in-
cluding special credits, such as the
Earned Income Tax Credit and Child
Tax Credit. In addition to free tax re-
turn preparation assistance, most
sites where the volunteers are
working offer free electronic filing.
Tax assistance sites are available
throughout Pinellas County and
thousands have been helped by the
VITA program.
"For the student volunteers, this
is not a .required element of any
course," said James Fellows, PhD,
professor of accounting. '"The IRS
wants people who really want to do
this. We get highly motivated people
that way. And this certainly includes
the student interns, who must do
70 hours of tax preparation after
their IRS training.".
Most of the student volunteers
and interns have completed Con-
cepts of Federal Taxation, the intro-
ductory tax class at USF St. Peters-
burg. The students receive
certification from the IRS as tax pre-
parers. Those who are taking the
course for credit as an internship,
receive three-hour course credit
from USFSP. The students, along
with other VITA volunteers in
Pinellas County, will be honored at
an April 24 luncheon at the Museum
of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
Fellows coordinates the students'
involvement witl the IRS, along
" .with arb Higel, coordinatorfor in-
ternship programs for the-USFSP
College of Business. Fellows has
been a faculty member at USF St.
Petersburg since 1992 and was
named the 2005 Educator of the
Year by the Florida Institute of Pub-
lic Accountants.


LOCAL


BRIEFS



Palm Habor man
uses guitar as a
deadly weapon

PALM HARBOR Deputies have
arrested a Palm Harbor man for at-
tempted murder and aggravated bat-
tery after he repeatedly struck his
roommate, who was sleeping, with
an electric guitar. The man also
struck a female victim who attempted
to intervene. The incident occurred
at about 4:00 p.m. on March 13, 2009
at private residence located at 303
Avery Avenue, Apartment A, Palm
Harbor.
Deputies responded to Helen Ellis


Hospital at about
5:04 p.m. on Fri-
day, March 13,
2009, after the
hospital staff re-
ported the arrival
of two injured
males to the
emergency room.
One of the vic-
tims, 21-year-old
Sara Jandreau and
a friend had
transported the


Christopher Laurence
Frost, 23, was arrested
and charged with
attempted murder and
aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon.


suspect, 23-year-old Chris Frost and
the victim 26-year-old Cody Starks to
the hospital for treatment of their in-
juries.
Deputies say that while at the
Palm Harbor apartment earlier that
afternoon, Frost used an electric gui-
tar to repeatedly strike his room-
mate, Starks, in the face while Starks
was sleeping. Deputies sayJandreau,
attempted to intervene, but was also
struck by the suspect. According to
deputies, following the incident, the
suspect put his fist through a win-
dow of the home and was also in-


Friday, March 20, 2009 | PINELLAS NEWS Page 3

Florida tops list of mortgage fraud At A

NEW YORK Reported inci- "With fewer loan origination to- ported frauds in 2007, to 28% of re- Glance
d f t f d i the US da the data su ests that the eco- ported frauds in 2008 Additional doc-


U s0 Ut o molrgagei rauu 111 i 1.n W .0.
are at an all-time high and increased
by 26 percent from 2007 to 2008 ac-
cording to a new report released to-
day by the Mortgage Asset Research
Institute (MARI), a LexisNexis serv-
ice. The 11th Periodic Mortgage
Fraud Case Report to the Mortgage
Banker's Association (MBA) exam-
ines the current state.of residential
mortgage fraud and misrepresenta-
tion in the U.S. based on data sub-
mitted by MARI subscribers.
The report found that Florida,
which ranked first in 2007 and 2006,
dropped to second place and is fol-
lowed by Illinois, Georgia, Maryland,
New York, Michigan, California, Mis-
souri and Colorado. The report was
presented during MBA's annual Na-
tional Fraud Issues Conference in Las
Vegas. It is.available on the MARI
Web site, www.marisolutions.com.


nomic downturn may have created
more desperation, causing more peo-
ple than ever before to try to commit
mortgage fraud," said Denise James,
LexisNexis Risk & Information Ana-
lytics Group director of Residential
Mortgage Solutions. "Not only are we
seeing traditional fraud trends, such
as application fraud, but we are also
seeing new types of emerging fraud
occur," said James. "It is therefore im-
perative that the mortgage industry
continue to share information and in-
sights, and collaborate in the fight
against mortgage fraud."
The top fraud incident type in
2008 representing 61% of all re-
ported frauds was application fraud,
'the fifth year in a row it topped the
list. Second were frauds related to
tax returns and financial statements
which jumped 60% from 17% of re-


umented fraud types included, in or-
der of volume, frauds related to
appraisals or valuations, verifications
of deposit, verifications of employ-
ment, escrow or closing costs, and
credit reports.
"MARI data shows that mortgage
fraud is more prevalent today than it
was at the height of the boom in
mortgage loan originations," said John
Courson, president and chief execu-
tive officer of the Mortgage Bankers
Association. "This report is essential
reading for mortgage bankers who
need to understand where mortgage
fraud is coming from, what to watch
for and how to protect our companies
and communities."
The report also found that the vol-
ume of reported frauds related to
credit reports dropped from 9% to
4% between 2007 and 2008.


FWC proposes country's strongest

protection for softshell turtles


TALLAHASSEE After months
of reviewing and discussing the is-
sue of freshwater turtle harvest in
Florida, Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
staff-will present a draft rule at the
Commission meeting in Tallahassee
on April 15.
"Staff is proposing a draft rule that
represents the most comprehensive
set of protections and 'conservation
measures for freshwater turtles in
the United States," said Tim Breault,
the FWC's director of Habitat and
Species Conservation. "Few places in
North America have the rich diver-
sity of turtles that we have here in
Florida, and this proposed rule en-
sures their long-term survival."
The draft rule would ban the com-
mercial take or sale of wild freshwa-
ter turtles. The draft rule also would
prohibit taking turtles from the wild
,that are listed on Florida's imperiled
species list, as well as species that
look similar to the imperiled species,
which include common snapping tur-
tles and cooters. In addition, the col-
lection of eggs would be prohibited.
Individuals would be allowed to take
one, freshwater turtle per day per per-
s6n'from the wild for noncommercial
use. The transport of more than one
turtle per day would be prohibited.
Some turtle farms currently de-
pend on the collection of wild fresh-
water turtles. Under the proposed


jured.
All three were treated for non-life
threatening injuries at Helen Ellis
Hospital.
Deputies have arrested Frost for
attempted murder and aggravated
battery. He will be transported to the
Pinellas County Jail, once he is med-
ically cleared. The investigation con-
tinues.

Awards honor local
water employees

CLEARWATER Each of the
city's three advanced wastewater
treatment facilities received the
George W. Burke, Jr. Safety Award
from the Water Environment Feder-
ation. The awards program recog-
nizes public wastewater treatment
facilities that have outstanding safety
leaders in the industry. City staff from
the Water Pollution Control Division
will accept the award in April on be-
half of the City of Clearwater.
Another award went to City of
Clearwater Industrial Pretreatment
Technician, Jan Willis. She received
the award for Industrial Pretreatment
Operator of the Year in Florida's Re-
gion IV from the 'Florida Water and
Pollution Control Operators Associa-
tion. This award recognizes stellar
performance by an individual in the
field of industrial pretreatment.
"I am proud the efforts our em-
. ployees take to ensure each others'
safety while working at the facilities,
as well as safeguarding Clearwater's
residents and visitors," said Tracy
Mercer, Utilities Director. "These
awards are the result of years of ded-
icated work, superior knowledge, and
teamwork."
The Water Pollution Control Divi-
sion operates the city's three waste-
water treatment plants. The plants
take raw sewage and treat it to high
standards for reuse as reclaimed wa-
ter, which is used for irrigation and
reduces the need to irrigate with
potable, drinking water.
For more information on Clearwa-
ter's water quality efforts, contact
(727) 562-4960.


,J/






The new draft rule would ban the commercial take or sale of wild freshwater
turtles. The draft rule also would prohibit taking turtles from the wild that are listed
on Florida's imperiled species list

draft rule, turtle farms, under a missioners will consider this draft
tightly controlled process, would be rule at the April 15 Commission'
allowed to collect turtles for breeding meeting. If approved, the rule would
purposes for a two-year period. How- be advertised for a final hearing at
ever, staffis9 proposing a review- of the Juhi'" C6fofissiofin meeting in
this process' by 2011, and turtle col- Crystal River. The public may submit
election for farms will end if no further comments to the FWC any time dur-
action is taken by the Commission ing this rulemaking process and may
after the review, testify at Commission meetings. The
The FWC has an open, public public may send comments on the
process for developing rules. Corn- draft rule to turtles@MyFWC.com.




Ssf g roupo r Tampa, was arrested on a warrant is-
nsherieS re-Open sued by Bronson's Office of Agricul-
tural Law Enforcement (OALE) fol-
lowing an investigation by Bronson's
-- Connumpr pServices Divisinn and


Photo courtesy of Kyle Miller, FWC


TALLAHASSEE The recre-
ational harvest of red and black
grouper in Gulf of Mexico federal
waters reopened March 15, follow-
ing a one-month closure. The
recreational harvest of red and
black grouper in Gulf state waters
did not close and remains open.
The commercial harvest of gag,
red and black grouper in all Gulf
waters off Florida, except Monroe
County state waters, also reopens
on March 15, following a one-month
closure.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
reminds anglers that the recre-
ational harvest season for gag
grouper from all Gulf waters off
Florida closed on Feb. 1 and will
reopen on April 1.
State waters extend out to nine
nautical miles from Florida's shore-
line in the Gulf; federal waters ex-
tend beyond that line. More infor-
mation on grouper regulations,
including seasons, size and bag lim-
its, is available at MyFWC.com.

Arrest made in
local telemarketing
operation

TAMPA Florida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson today announced
the arrest of a Hillsborough County
woman for running an unregistered
telemarketing operation.
Vorotnikova Ekaterina, 24, of


OALE. She is charged with operating
an unregistered telemarketing oper-
ation, a third-degree felony.
According to OALE officials, the
woman allegedly operated Universal
Travel in Tampa as an unregistered
telemarketing business/travel agency
and sold consumers travel packages.
According to the Division of Con-
sumer Services,
the business ap- I :fi L_
plied for a seller of


travel license but
was issued a de-
nial letter due to
deficiencies in its
application. Also,
numerous com-
plaints were on
file with the de-
partment involv-
ing questionable
activities con-
ducted by the
business.
Following the


Vorotnikova Ekaterina,
24, was arrested on a
warrant issued by the
Office of Agricultural Law
Enforcement (OALE), She
is charged with operating
an unregistered
telemarketing operation,
a third-degree felony,


arrest, the suspect was booked into
the Hillsborough County Jail on a
$2,000.00 bond.


Police search for
two in home inva-
sion investigation

CLEARWATER Clearwater Po-
lice are searching for two suspects in-
volved in a home invasion shooting.
According to reports, two suspects
entered a home where they shot one
person and pistol-whipped a second
person, then fled.
Both home invasion victims were
driven to a local hospital, their in-
juries are non-life threatening. When
the victims' names are available, I
will send an update.


Pet of the Week:
Smokey


Photo courtesy of SPCA


TAMPA, SPCA Smokey is a
grey and white, 3 year-old cat. This
gentle cat is shy and quiet, and but
he is also very sweet and loving.
Smokey needs a quiet space to call
his home and a loving companion to
give him attention. Come meet
Smokey today at the SPCA Tampa
Bay, 9099 130th Avenue North, in
Largo.
For more information about
Smokey and his adoptable pals call
727-586-3591 or visit their website,
www.SPCATampaBay.org. The
Pinellas County Animal Services
adoption fee is only $35 and includes
spay/neuter, shot series, internal
and external parasite control, heart-
worm testing, feline leukemia test-
ing, rAbies tag, license and required
county license.
More companion dogs and cats
are up for adoption at Pinellas
County Animal Services, located at
12450 Ulmerton Road. Adoption
hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Saturday. The shelter is
closed to the public on Thursdays.


Pet of the Week:
Daisy


Photo courtesy of PCAS


CLEARWATER; PCAS Daisy
is a fun-loving, 10-month-old'
Labrador mix. She loves to play
catch with a ball and is full of life.
She was a St. Petersburg stray but
is hoping to find a loving home.
Come meet Daisy today at Pinellas
County Animal Services, 12450 Ul-
merton Road in Largo.
For more information about
Daisy and her adoptable pals call
727- 582-2600 or visit their web-
site, www.pinellascounty.org/animal
services. The Pinellas County Ani-
mal Services adoption fee is only
$35 and includes spay/neuter, shot
series, internal and external para-
site control, heartworm testing, fe-
line 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. Adoption
hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Saturday. The shelter is
closed to the public on Thursdays.


Third Annual Mutt March
Presented by:


Suncoast Animal League


DUNEDIN The Suncoast Ani-
mal League's 3rd annual "Mutt
March" wil be held Saturday, March
21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hgh-
lander Park in Dunedin.
Walk registration begins at 9:30
a.m. The march runs each year to
help raise funds so that the orginiza-
tion can support animals in need.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING UPON ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Pinellas Park, Florida, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING
upon the following ORDINANCE NO.'3M6 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park, Florida on the
2il 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 2fth day of MARCH. 2009 at 7:30 P.M. con-
ceming 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 court reporter at your expense.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for individuals with hearing impairment will be
made available upon requests made atleast 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive Hearing Device (MAG-
NIFIER) is available from the City Clerk for use in Council Chambers and all meetings rooms throughout
the City. This document is available in the following accessible formats: Braille, Large Print, Audio Tape and
Electronic File on Computer Disks.


10005 MAR. 13,20.2009


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
-CASE NO.: 08-15528CI8

REO Properties Corporation,
Plaintiff,

Thomas Giardina, IF LIVING, AND IF DECEASED,
HIS UNKNOWN SPOUSES S,HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORSiAND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST HIM; Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, Inc.; Silver State Financial ServiLes, Inc. d/b/a
Silver State Mortgage; Grand Venezia at Baywatch;
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE AND ANY OTHER
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
REAL PROPERTY WHOSE NAMES ARE
UNCERTAIN, .
Defendant(s). ,

TO: Grand Venezia at Baywatch, AND THE SEVERAL AND
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN INTER-
EST, TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ANY CORPORATION OR
OTHER LEGAL ENTITY NAMED AS A DEFENDANT: AND ALL
CLAIM ANTSPER ? S ONSp TIES, NAT .L R COQRPO-
pmATi OR WHOSEE3ACTr LEGAL STATUS'.SUNKNOWN; '
iLAiMINGTO .HAVE AN.-RiGHT, TITLE'f INTEREST IN-"
AND TO THE LANDSHEREAFTER DESCRIBED.
Principal places of business of Grand Venezia at Baywatch, and all
of its officers, directors, general managers, cashiers, resident agents,
and business agents being all unknown;
Last Known Address: 2704 Via Murano, Clearwater, Fl 33764
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action' to foreclose a Purchase
Money First Mortgage and Note on the following property in Pinellas
County, Florida:

Unit 628, The Grand Venezia at Baywatch, a Condominium,
according .to the Declaration of Condominium thereof as
recorded in Official Records Book 14030, Pages 1368 through
1486, and the Amended and Restated Declaration of
Condominium as recorded in Official Records Book 14243,
Page 1040-1145, as amended from time to time, together with
all appurtenances thereto, including an undivided interest in
the common elements of said Condominium as set forth in
said Declaration, of the Public Records of Pinellas County,
Florida.

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on G. Michael Samples, II ,
Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is' 118 W Adams St., Suite 800,
Jacksonville, Florida 32202, on or before 30 days from the date of the
first publication of this Notice, and file the original with the Clerk.of
this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter;, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 12 day of March,
2009.
S'.EN R1TRICR~


CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street Court
Pinellas County, FL 33756-5165
By:/ Is/Rhonda Ditty
Deputy Clerk
27. 2009 032007


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2007 11818 CI 8

WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
Plaintiff,
VS.
FERNANDO SILVA, ET AL
Defendants.

To the following Defendant(s):
ELIZABETH A. WOOD (RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
Last Known Residence:
3278wKenne Park Drive, Largo, Florida 33771

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described property:
UNIT NO. 1605 BUILDING XVI OF LAKE FORREST
A CONDOMINIUM PHASE 3, A CONDOMINIUM,
ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF
CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R. 6000, PAGE
1082 AND ALL EXHIBITS AND AMENDMENTS
THEREOF, AND RECORDED IN CONDOMINIUM
PLAT BOOK 87, PAGE 102, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA.

A/K/A 6354 92ND PLACE NORTH, PINELLAS PARK,
FLORIDA 33782
has been filed against you and you are required to'serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it, on Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim &
Simowitz, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 800 Corporate
Drive, Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA, 33334 on or before
APRIL 20, 2009, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first
publication of tl(is Notice in the THE PINELLAS NEWS and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs
attorney or iinmueliately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are
a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to pro-
visions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at
315 Court Street, Rm.170, Clearwater, FI 33756, Phone No. (727)464-
4062 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading;
if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are
voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services).
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court thisl3 day of
MARCH 200)9.
KEN BURKE
As Clerk of the Court
315 Court Street
Pinellas County FL 33756-5165
By: /s/ Rhonda Ditty *
Deputy Clerk
18114 MAR, 20,27,2009 032005


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


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD OF
NURSING

IN RE: The license to
practice nursing of

Waleska'Ouijano, C.N.A.
226 Glades Circle
Largo, Florida 33771 -

176 Ocean Avenue Apt 9
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305-

12213 N. 58th Street Apt. B
Tampa, Florida 33617

142 West 2nd Street
Bayonne, New Jersey 07002

CASE NO.: 2008.01798

LICENSE NO.: C.N.A. 159496

The Department of Health
has filed an Administrative
.Complaint igainmt you. a copy of
which m) t-e obtaiifed b) con
:tladting, Cala A.Schell, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution
Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress
Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-
4640
/ If no contact has been made
by you concerning the above by
April 24,2009, the matter of the
Administrative Complaint will be
presented at an ensuing meeting
of the Board of Nursing in formal
proceeding.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending this
notice not later than seven days
prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice.
Telephone: (850) 245-4640, 1-
800-955-8771(TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770(V), via Florida Relay
Service.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN#522C09CP00I479 EXXE
REF#O9-1479-ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CATHERINE MENDEL,
Deceased
The administration of the
estate of CATHERINE
MENDEL, deceased, who died
December 26, 2008, UCN Number
52239CD001I479XXESXX and
Reference Number 09,1479-ES3,
is pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL
33756. The name and address of
the personal representative and
the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against the decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
serve must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is March 20, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Brooke Everhart Tyner
C/O Cynthia J. Pfeiffer, Esq.
P.O.Box 2143
Largo, FL 33779
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Cynthia J. Pfeiffer, Esq.
P.O.Box 2143
Largo, FL 33779
(727) 447-8486
Florida Bar # 443212
12080MAR. 20,27,2009 032001


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN#' 522009CP001494XXESXX
REF. #: 09-001494-ES


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN: 522009CP000926XXESXX
REF: 09-926-ES4


IN RE: ESTATE OF IN RE: ESTATE 01
JEAN C. HOYT LUCRETIA EVEL
DECEASED. GATHER,
The administration of the Deceased.
estate of JEAN C. HOYT The administi
deceased, whose 'date of death estate of LUCRET
was February 28, 2009, File GAITHER, Dec
Number 09-001494-ES, UCN Number 09-926-E
522009CP001494XXESXX, is of death'was Febru
pending in the Circuit Court for pending in the Cir
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate Pinellas County, Fl
Division, the address of which is Division, the addre
315. Court Street, Clearwater, Pinellas County C
Florida 33756-5165. The names Court Street Clear
and addresses of the Personal 33756
Representative and the Personal The names an
Representative's attorney are set the Personal Repn
forth below. the Personal Re
All creditors of the decedent attorney are set fort
and other persons having claims All creditors o
or demands against decedent's and other persons
estate on whom a copy of this or demands agair
notice is served must tile their estate, including uor
claims with this Court WITHIN tingent, or unliquidi
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS whom a copy of
AFTER THE DATE OF THE served must file thi
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS this Court WITHIIs
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER OF THREE MON
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A THE DATE OF
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON PUBLICATION
THEM. NOTICE OR TH
All other creditors ,of the AFTER THE DAI
decedent and other persons having ICE OF A COP
claims or demands against the NOTICE ON THEI
decedent's estate must file their. All other ere
claims with this Court WITHIN 3 decedent and. othei
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE ing claims or demai
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION decedent's estate
OF THIS NOTICE. unmatured, continj
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO uidated claims, tr
.FILED WILL BE FOREVER claims with this C
BARRED. NOTWITHSTAND- THREE MONTHS
ING THE TIME PERIOD SET DATE OF THE F
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM CATION OF THIS
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR ALL CLAIM
MORE AFTER 'THE DECE- FILED WILL BI
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
BARRED. The date of thi
The date of the first publica- tion of this Notic(
tion of this Notice is March 20, 20, 2009.
2009, Personal
Personal Representative: DINA M
THOMAS CHURCHILL DUNN 681
3023 Central Avenue f
SL Petersburg, FL 33713 St. Petersburg,
Attorney for Personal Attorney for Persot
Representative: Representative:
THOMAS CHURCHILL DAVID W. FOSTE
DUNN, ESQ. 555 Fourth Street N
Florida Bar No. 116918 St. Petersburg, Flor
DUNN & DUNN, Tel: (727) 822-201:
ATTORNEYS AT LAW SPN: 896475
P.O. Box 12669 Florida Bar No. 76
(3023 Central Avenue) 11445 MAR. 20,27
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Telephone: (727) 327-1806
13555-2MAR. 2027,2009 032011
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELIAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN: 522009CP000638XXESXX
REF # 09-638-ES4


IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY D. SABER,
Deceased.
The administration of the estate of DOROTHY D. SABER,
Deceased, File Number 09 -638-ES4, whose date of death was January
19, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is: Pinellas County Courthouse
315 Court Street Clearwater, Florida 33756
The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the
Per'i)nal Repre-.nuur: jllone, ire 'cil north belo.u ; : ;; *,
All crcdior, o-f tIe dedent ..'l rothei pcr')n, 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
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other 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 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is: MARCH 20,
2009.
Personal Representative
PHYLLIS J. WISEHOON
4438 101st Avenue North Pinellas Park, Florida 33782
Attorney for Personal Representative:
DAVID W. FOSTER
555 Fourth Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Tel: (727) 822-2013
SPN: 896475
Florida Bar No. 764922
11445 MAR. 20, 27, 2009 032004
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
54th Avenue South Slip Lining Rehab of 54" RCP Sewer
St. Petersburg, Florida
Project No. 09020-111

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


2:00 P.M.


Thursday, April 16,2009


10:00 A.M.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009


for the purpose of discussing any questions prospective Bidders
may have regarding the Work to be done under said project. Site visit,
inspection and walk-through may be conducted after the pre-bid con-
ference.
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Thomas B. Gibson, P.E.
Engineering & Capital Improvements Director

Plans and/or Specifications available after: 3/17/09
18314 MAR. 20. 2009 032009


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 Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
V.
INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES OF TAMPA BAY, INC.,
a Florida corporation, RAUL A. ALONSO,
DARRIN ALLISON, and JOHN/JANE DOE,
fictitious 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 in 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


F ,
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ration of the
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ss of which is:.
courthouse 315
water, Florida

d addresses of
esentative and
presentative's
ih below.
f the decedent
having claims
st decedent's
matured, con-
ated claims, on
this notice is
hir claims with
I THE LATER
NTHS AFTER
THE FIRST
OF THIS
;IRTY DAYS
NE OF SERV-
'Y OF THIS
M:
editors of the
r persons hav-
ands against the
e, including
gent, or unliq-
lust file their
Court WITHIN
AFTER THE
IRST PUBLI-
NOTICE.
IS NOT SO
E FOREVER

e first publica-
e is: MARCH

Representative
M. BIRTCHER
6 Mt. Pleasant
load Northeast
Florida 33702
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North
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,2009 032008


MAR !3202009


Honorable Ken Burke
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:/s/AnneTheriault
Deputy Clerk
031314


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. 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 be 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, the 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


KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: /s/ KENNAN M. BORNVF
Deputy Clerk
2 20.09 031313


City of St Petersburg
Notice to Bidders
Purchasing & Materials Management

;. ;Seqlsd bids .. il be re,F,'Ced by the Purchasing and Materials
Management Director, City of St. Petersburg, Municipal Servyices
Cenlier, 5th Floor,' One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701
for. 910-82 Three-Year Contract for Electrical Maintenance and Repair
Services, Bid No. 6817, pre-bid conference to be held at 9:00 amni. ET,
Thursday, March 19,2009, at location referenced above, bid opening at
3:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 31, 2009. This bid and all addenda may
be downloaded by accessing the City's website at www.stpete.org/pur-
chase/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 technical-
ity shall rest solely with Louis Moore, CPPO, Director 6f Purchasing
and Materials Management.
18313 MAR. 20.2009 032013



NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 08-011396-Cl DIVISION: 13
MERCANTILE BANK,
a division of CAROLINA FIRST BANK,
Plaintiff,

GANDY CREST TOWNHOMES, LLC; SOUTH
TAMPA LAND GROUP, INC.; ARAM GULUZIAN;
JOHN LUM, and COWBOY PALS LTD.,
Defendants.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that under the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
on Count I of Plaintiffs Claim, entered in this action on the 2nd DAY
OF MARCH, 2009,1 will sell to the highest and best bidder or bidders
for cash at the main lobby of the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315
Court Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756, at 11:00 A.M. on the 17 day
of APRIL 2009, the following described property:

Tract I
The West 50 feet of Block "A", CHARLES M. EDWARDS',
REPLAT, according to plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 20,
Page 55, of the Public Records of Pinellas County, Florida.

Also, that part of the vacated intersection of Plymouth Drive
and Pasco Del Rio as shown upon said plat of CHARLES M.
EDWARDS' REPLAT, lying North and East of Tract "A",
COLLANY REPLAT, as recorded in Plat Book 22, Page 83,
and lying West of and adjacent to Block "A" of said
CHARLES M. EDWARDS' REPLAT, and lying Southerly of
the Westerly extension of the Northerly line of said Block "A"
of CHARLES M. EDWARDS' REPLAT;
Together with that strip of land lying South of said West 50
feet of Block "A" CHARLES M. EDWARDS' REPLAT, and
between said parcel and the waters of Snug Harbor Bayou and
lying between the side lines of said 50 foot parcel if extended
to Snug Harbor Bayou.

Tract II
That part of Tract "A" of COLLANY REPLAT, according to plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 22, Page 83, of the Public Records of
Pinellas County, Florida, more particularly described as follows, to wit:

From the Northeast comer of Section 20, Township 30 South,
Range 17 East, run South 8942'32" West 190 feet; thence run
due South 222.7 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; run
thence South 76'44'40" West, 55.91 feet; thence South 156'
East, 207.92 feet; run thence Northeasterly to the
Southeasterly comer of said Tract "A", COLLANY REPLAT;
thence North along the Easterly boundary of said Tract "A", a
distance of 35.60 feet; thence South 7244' West 10.47 feet,
following the boundary line of said Tract "A"; thence North
along the Easterly boundary line of said Tract "A" to the
POINT OF BEGINNING.

Together with: That strip of land lying South of and between
said parcel and the waters of Snug Harbor Bayou and lying
between the side lines of said parcel if extended to Snug
Harbor Bayou.

and improvements thereon, located in Clearwater, Florida 33764
(the "Property").
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, from the
judicial sale of the Property, other than the Property owner, as of the
date of the Notice Of Lis Pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the judicial sale of the Property.
In accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act, persons need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should.
within 2 days of receiving this Notice and in no event later than 5 days
before the proceeding, contact the Court Administrator at the Pincllas
County Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756,
whose mailing address is Court Administration, 400 S. Ft. Harrison
Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33756, whose telephone number is (727)
464-4062 (V/TDD).
Dated: MARCH 16,2009.


Ken Burke,
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ KENNAN BORNE
Deputy Clerk
18008 MAR. 204 27 2009 032014


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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, P.A.
17801 Murdock Circle. Suite A
Port Charlotte, Florida 33948
Telephone: (941) 624-2700
Fax: (941) 624-5151
11445 Mar3. 20, 2009 031304


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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
personal representatives and the
personal representatives' 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 3-13-2009.
Personal Representatives:
Jeanne Patricia Lovli
P.O. Box 1553
Femdale, Washington
98248-1553
Geraldine Joyce Birk
797 Tudor CL
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



PUBLICATION
INSPECTION NOTICE,
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the annual return of
the Walter and Edith Loe benberg
Family Foundation Inc., is
available for inspection at its
,principal office during regular
business hours by any citizen who
requests' inspection within 180
days after the date of this notice is
published.
Principal Office:
6529 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Telephone Number:
(727) 347-8900
Principal Manager
D. Jay Snyder
20031 Mar20.n209 032012





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-


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At this time and place, said Proposals will be publicly opened and
read aloud. All Proposals (including mailed proposals) must be in tIhe
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 rehabilitate approximately 1,850 linear feet of 54-inch
reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) sanitary sewer gravity main with a 48-
inch centrifugally cast fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar
(CCFRPM) HOBAS liner pipe. The Work shall include mobilization,
maintenance of traffic, erosion control, dewatering, excavation of a
sheeted/shored insertion pit, cleaning/removal and disposal of sand and
rubble accumulated within subject pipelines, closed circuit television
video (CCTV) inspection of sewer prior to slip-lining, installation of
City furnished HOBAS liner pipe, grouting of slip-line annular space,
final CCTV inspection after slip-lining, testing, Project site cleanup
and restoration, and all other incidentals as required and directed by the
Engineer to complete the Work.
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 Dollar ($60.00) non-
refundable charge. Upon request, Plans and Specifications may be sent
by delivery, at the requestor's expense, provided a valid FedEx account
number is provided at the time of the order.

City of St. Petersburg Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
policy shall not apply to this project.

All Proposals shall be submitted on standard forms provided in the
Specifications and shall be sealed and plainly marked, "Proposal for
Project No. )9020-111". 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:


0 7401


MARA 11


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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, 5di Floor, One 41h Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701
for: 840-69 Video Cameras and Accessories, Bid No. 6798A, hid open-
ing 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
wwwv.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. 20,2009 032006
CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE
UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 08-8523-C1-13

TIMOTHY G. RICKETTS and
SHAWN K. RICKETTS,
Plaintiffs,
V.
STUART S. WELCH,
CHERYL M. WELCH, and
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Defendants.
NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment
dated February 24, 2009 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to thdie
highest and best bidder for cash in the main lobby of the Pinellas
County Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Clearwater, Florida, at 11:00
a.m. on April 9, 2009, the following described property: .
Lot 2, Block 2, ofJAN-CORY, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 47, Page 64, of the Public Records of
Pinellas County, Florida.
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: March 11, 2009


Ken Burke, C.P.A.,
Clerk of the Court
By:/S/ KENNAN BORNE
Deputy Clerk
MAO .231 ")7 001^n onfl


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
REF # 08-2318-CI-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 quiettitle 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


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INTHE IRCUtlsfOtkUKI'5"'" '";"', ,
.O1 THE SIXTH JUDICIAL i1kCUT""' '"'
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT
CIVIL CASE NUMBER 08-6460-CI-19
MICHAEL ABBOTT
Plaintiff,
vs.
VINCENT CATALANO, A/K/A
VINCENT J. CATALANO, DALE DYER,
FOUR STAR GENERAL INVESTMENTS, INC.,
DENNIS DONOVAN WILLIAM DONOVAN and
FREEDOM PROCESSING SERVICES, INC.,
TRUSTEE 9F THE 9959 WINDTREE BLVD TRUST,
UDT MAY 17, 2007
Defendantss,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the order and final
judgment entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court in Pinellas County,
Florida I will sell the property situated in Pinellas Cointy, Florida
described as;
- Lot 6, WINDTREE OAKS, according to the plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 87, Page 14, Public Records of Pinellas
County, Florida. Parcel # 21/30/15/98329/000/0060 .
ALSO KNOWN AS: 9959 Windtree Blvd., Seminole, Florida
33772.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the West
door of the Pinellas County Judicial Building, 535 1st Ave. North, St.
Petersburg, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on April 9,2009 by Ken Burke, Clerk
of the Circuit Court.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other then the property oyner as of the date of the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days of the sale.


14705 MAR. 20, 27. 201


Ken Burke
Clerk of the Circ:uit Court
/s/ KENNAN M. BORNE
Deputy Clerk
09 032003


NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER 09-261-ES4
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
PAULINE BRYNER
Deceased.
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS
AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the Estate of Pauline Brynor, Deceased, File
Number 09-261-ES4: by the Circuit Court for Pinellas County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Florida 33756; that the Decedent's date of death was December 9,
2008; that the total value of the estate is Forty Thousand Dollars
($40,000.00) and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
Name Address
Lynne Dollar 515 Boca Ciega Point Blvd.
South, St. Petersburg, FL
33708


Fred Bryner


905 Radcliff Dr.,
Davis, CA.95616 ,


ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the Estate of the Decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the Estate of the Decedent other than those
for whom provision for payment was made in the Order of Summary
Administration must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE
(3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR MORE YEARS AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
MARCH 13, 2009.


Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
Alan M. Gross, Esq.
ALAN M. GROSS, P.A.
4731 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Telephone: (727) 327-0100
Facsimile: (727) 327-1797
Florida Bar No. 510602
SPN: 815601
13342 MAR. 13.


Person Giving Notice:
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515 Boca Ciega Point Blvd. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33708


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dithe submission requirements, and the Scope of Work. The City further
reserves the right to reject any or all submittals, to cancel or withdraw
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prior to or after submittal of any Proposal. Selection is also dependent
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The Faces of Williams Park


NORTH

CAROLINA
MOUNTAIN LAKE COTTAGE


BY CHRISTINA CASADONTE
STAFF WRITER
ST. PETERSBURG.- Time moves differ-
ently for Robert 'Mad Dog' Donahue, Anthony
Rios, and Matthew Howell.
Each man represents a different point on the
spectrum of homelessness, but all represent
the growing number of displaced individuals
who take refuge in the small, downtown St. Pe-
tersburg oasis known as Williams Park.
MAD DOG
'Mad Dog', has strewn his belongings across
the Park's lawn for eleven years. By his own ac-
count, he is the "Godfather'! of the park. He
knows everyone, he has seen everything.
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a blanket he happily shares-he looked up with
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Sitting just feet away from him, it is easy to
feel Anthony Rios' frustration. Homeless for
the first time just two months ago, he
clutched a worn copy of the "St. Petersburg
Times" as he surveyed the world around him.
He is as articulate as he is cynical, beaten-
down by fruitless job hunts and the sub-human
treatment he receives from passersby.
He questioned motives, proposed thoughtful
policy alternatives, and was determined to find
a job in his field.
"I was a regional manager, I went to school
for business administration, and I'm pretty good
at it," he explained.
He says he has used every resource avail-
able, but still can not find a job.
"I know that if I had a job, I wouldn't be
homeless," he said.
Rios.doesn't feel home in Williams Park, and,
if he has anything to do with it, he never will.


HOWELL
Michael Howell has been homeless six long days.
He is frantic, desperate, and admittedly, "scared to
death of what's going to happen."
Last Thursday, he walked out of Pinellas County
jail and directly into homelessness. He served a
nine-month term for petty theft-his third offense at
stealing, of all things, steaks from Publix.
He explained that finding a job isn't the problem.
He needs work boots. He needs a shower and a way
to make himself presentable for interviews. He is
confident that if people released from jail had a place
to stay for a couple weeks, they would have the
home base he believes is necessary when job hunt-
ing.
Though jail sobered him up, he worries it won't
last.
"If I stay out her long enough, I'll go back to do&
ing things I shouldn't, but while I'm healthy and try-
ing, I just can't get a break," he explained desperately.
"Sooner or later, you just get sick and tired of being
sick and tired," he sighed.


Howell


Anthony Rios

58


Michael Howell
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tioi. Rios was member of the Marine and many other home improvements.
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homeless."
While the Emergency Shelter Grant Pro-
gram will provide preventive measures to keep
people in their homes through, the Community
Development Grant funding will be directed at
job creation. .
"The $809,000 is to get the dollars out on
the street," Harris said.
When asked about the exact nature of the
jobs the County intends on creating, Harris
said, "Construction projects are what we are


COLUMN continued from page 2
ganization founded in 1961, was to gain sup-.
port for human rights by disseminating
graphic pictures of injustices in order to cre-
ate shock and build support for their human
rights campaigns. According to the former
President of Amnesty's USA branch in 2007,
such campaigns are no longer effective be-
cause the public has become de-sensitized to
such images, a product, he claimed, of the
media and television.
The second consequence of online media is
individual agency. Online media allows read-
ers to access news stories speedily and dis-
criminately. If a reader chooses to customize
his or her newspaper Website, the reader can
chose exactly what kind of news to which he
or she is exposed. On its face, the personal-
ization of online news outlets is a good
thing-it is efficient, it is effective. But many
readers fail to realize all that it is lost through
the predetermination of what news is impor-
tant. It is as big a difference as listening to a
band's album from start to finish and selecting
your own playlist from your iPod. In short, the
songs that you haven't heard, you can't listen
to. The unique worldview created by a team
of professional editors, journalists, and pho-
tographers and placed on the front page of the
newspaper fall victim to the personal prefer-
ences of the reader. The people and issues to
which readers are not already exposed and to
which journalists want to draw attention, re-
main unknown.
I can not ensure that the handful of black-
and-white pictures of the local homeless in-
cluded in this edition of "Pinellas News" will
have any effect on the readership. Surely,
each reader has seen pictures of people more
derelict, read stories more desperate. But I do
have to believe that the potency of the indi-
vidual journalist is not altogether diluted, and
that these stories and these people are im-
portant because they happened. To Anthony
Rios, if you are reading this: Keep asking
questions. I promise to do the same.


hearing."
In addition to moneyallocated directly to
the, County, Pinellas County Coalition for the
Homeless also received $3.5 million from HUD
to help homeless individuals and families in
Pinellas County find a stable home and receive
critically needed services. Pinellas County
Coalition for the Homeless is the lead agency
that applied for grant money on behalf of ten
other local organizations to fund new and ex-
isting programs.
"This money will help us continue to meet


TALLAHASSEE The Florida Agriculture
and Consumer Services was awarded $900,000
under the federal stimulus plan to conduct wild-
fire prevention efforts on Tuesday.
The funding, which is being provided by the
U.S. Forest Service, will enable Bronson's
Florida Division of Forestry to do prescribed
burning to minimize the impact of wildfires,
conduct other hazardous fuel reduction activi-
ties,.and provide community information and
education to Florida residents living near high
wildfire risk areas.
S"We're very pleased to be chosen to.receive
this funding," Bronson said. "It is a tribute to
the professionalism and reputation of our Di-
vision of Forestry, and the funding will enhance
our ability to protect homes and property from
wildfires."


the critical housing needs of the County's grow-
ing homeless population," said Sarah Snyder,
the Coalition's executive director.
A contingency of money received through
the economic stimulus plan is that it is spent
within two years.
"This funding has a very short time frame
for spending the dollars, which leads me to be-
lieve that a lot of it will be through direct fam-
ily assistance," stated Harris.


Some of the projects are designed to lessen
the density of vegetation by using proven land
management techniques, including prescribed
burning and mechanical methods such as roller
chopping, mulching and mowing. Other proj-
ects will focus on providing community infor-
mation so that residents can learn how to lower
their own home and community's wildfire risk.
Bronson said his agency will work in part-
nerships with other land management organi-
zations and engage Florida contractors in the
project as a key element of the federal stimu-
lus program is job creation.
The funding is exceedingly welcome, Bron-
son said. Florida is currently engaged in a vi:
cious wildfire season as a result of the lack of
significant rainfall throughout the fall and win-
ter.


Local gardeners grow in number


GARDEN continued from page 1
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Additionally, hydroponic techniques usually
involve growing the crops inside greenhouses
or in tight clusters. These methods mean pro-
tection against bad weather and a year-round
growing season-big boons to growers inter-
ested in using their crops for supplemental in-
come.
"Hydroponics isn't easy, and it's not some-
thing that just comes to you," said Belinda Ch-
eney, who uses hydroponics to grow vegetables


and ornamental flowers on
her small farm in O'Brien, Fla., as a way of
supplementing her family's income while re-
maining home with her children.
"I think this would be pretty inaccessible to
a lot of people if it weren't for help and infor-
mation from UF extension agents," she said.
For more information on hydroponics,
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