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Mallards


make a


bad gift


BY CHRISTINA CASADONTE
STAFF WRITER

PINELLAS COUNTY The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission released a press
release this week urging citizens
to think twice before purchasing
mallard ducklings as an Easter
present.
The ducklings, whose popularity
at rural feed stores increases during
the Easter season, may not only be
illegal to possess, they may be dan-
gerous to some native Florida duck
species.
According to FWC waterfowl
management coordinator Joe Bene-
dict, after children grow tired of the
mallard ducklings, they are often
released into the wild. People fail to
realize that once domesticated
ducks are released, they are capaold'
of transmitting diseases, compete
with native wildlife for food, and
threaten the existence of the
Florida mottled duck, "a unique
subspecies found only in peninsular
Florida."
Florida laws state that the pos-
session, buying, and selling of mal-
lard ducks requires a special permit
from the FWC. Releasing mallards
into the wild is also prohibited.
Results of preliminary genetic
studies suggest that the mallard
duck is responsible for genetic hy-
bridization in as much as 12 per-
cent of mottled ducks.
The problem stems from do-
mesticated mallard ducks' failure to
migrate north for the winter.
"Typically, true wild mallards
don't breed in Florida," explained
Andrew Fanning, a biologist with
FWC's waterfowl management pro-
gram. Due to mallard's aggressive
nature, they breed with native mot-
tled ducks, jeopardizing the future
existence of this species.
"The breeding patterns of the
mallard duck have already con-
tributed to the elimination of sev-
eral duck species," Fanning said.
For more information about pro-
tecting Florida's mottled duck or
other information about laws con-
cerning waterfowl, the FWC can be
reached at (850) 488-5878.


Castor: more jobs for youth


BY CHRISTINA CASADONTE
STAFF WRITER
ST. PETERSBURG The mood
was somber and the weather was sur-
prisingly chilly for an April morning
in St. Petersburg, but U.S. Repre-
sentative, D-Tampa, Kathy Castor
came bearing good news.
Castor invited members of the
press to Childs Park in South St. Pe-
tersburg on Tuesday to announce a
grant of nearly $200,000 to create
summer jobs targeting Childs Park
and Midtown-area residents ages 16
to 24 from low-income housing.


The jobs created though the Sum-
mer Youth Internship Program, a pro-
gram whose funding was dramatically
scaled back last year, 'ims to create
about 100 new jobs bO matching po-
tential employees with private busi-'
nesses. Most of the jobs will pay
$7.21 an hour, with the grant and the
private business partner splitting the
responsibility of the wage.
The announcement was a glim-
mer of hope for an area of St. Peters-
burg that is not only feeling the ef-
fects of a national economic
recession, but also grieving after a
tragic, local act of violence. Just last


weekend, the same communities the
grant aims to bolster through em-
ployment opportunities were rocked
by the shooting and killing of Paris
Whitehead-Hamilton, an 8-year-old
caught in the crossfire of teen vio-
lence.
Referencing violence, that occurs
"all too often in St. Petersburg," Cas-
tor acknowledged that the money
could not come at a more poignant'
time.
She said she hopes the jobs cre-
ated through the grant help young
people find a sense of purpose that
will deter them from violence and


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Since 2006 more than 550 million pounds of drywall was imported from China to the United States, enough to make
tens of thousands of homes.


BY CHRISTINA CASADONTE
STAFF WRITER
ST. PETERSBURG When
Pete Apostolou,.a real estate broker
and owner of Alexa Reality of St.
Petersburg, picked up the phone call
of his listing agent back in February,
he thought she was calling to close
a deal.
The price for a house he and his
investment partners bought in Cape
Coral had been negotiated, the con-
tract had been drawn.
But when the potential buyers
brought in Steve Johnson for the


routine home inspection, it was
clear that there was a problem.
Johnson, an inspector with Vision
SHome Inspection of Lee County, no-
ticed a peculiar smell in the house,
crawled into the attic, and checked
the stamping on the back of the dry
wall.
"Made in China" was stamped
clearly in red ink.
The smell was sulfur and the re-
sult was extensive damage to the
home., The prospective buyers
threatened to walk.
"We had to reside with the fact
that what we had was essentially a


sick house," Apostolou explained.
"If there,was any silver lining to the
story, we got the deal done. But, un-
fortunately it cost us $20,000 to do
it,"
In the midst of an economic re-
cession and a flailing real estate
market, recent findings of millions of
pounds of imported, tainted dry-
wall-commonly referred to as
"Chinese drywall"-are unwelcome
news for homeowners and in-
vestors.
But Aposotolou's story is just
See DRYWALL I Page 6


mischief.
"When young,
people are gaining
experience at a job
all day they are
less likely to get in
trouble," she said.
"They are not go- Castor
ing to feel hope-
less."
Castor made sure to clarify that
the money was not procured through
the American Reinvestment and Re-
covery Act, but through an earmark
See CASTOR I Page 6


St. Pete

invests in

alternate

energy

ST. PETERSBURG Last
week, Mayor Rick Baker, joined by
leaders at the new Draper Labora-
tory St. Petersburg, SRI St. Peters-
burg and Progress Energy,'met with
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection Secretary Mike
Sole to discuss using federal stimu-
lus dollars to create a consortium
with Raleigh-based RTI and develop
technologies for integrating renew-
able energy prototypes into power
companies' electrical distribution
grids.
"One of the key objectives of both
Governor Crist's Action Team on
Energy and Climate Change and
President Obama's federal stimulus
package is the development of al-
ternate forms of clean energy," said
Mayor Rick Baker said. "This pro-
posed consortium addresses that
objective, creates high paying re-
search and development jobs in the
process, and works to reduce our
emission of green house gases."
The consortium would look at al-
ternative energy sources, such as
solar energy, and develop new tech-
nology that would allow for large-
scale generation of energy to be
stored and converted for integration
into the existing electrical grid sys-
tem.
The city of St. Petersburg has
committed to providing a site for fu-
ture expansion in accordance with
its existing agreement with Draper.
It is anticipated that the consortium
will be submitting an application to
the DEP for federal stimulus dol-
lars, due this summer, with a goal of
creating and installing alternative
energy prototypes.


Stetson Law wins title again


BY CHRISTINA CASADONTE
STAFF WRITER
GULFPORT For the fourth time
in the school's history, Stetson Uni-
versity School of Law's mock trial
team is bringing home the first-place
trophy of the American Association
for Justice (AAJ) Student Trail Advo-
cacy Competition.
Stetson Law's four-person team of
Nelson Baez, Derrick Connell, Sara
Mieczkowski and Aaron Watson de-
feated teams from Layola of Los An-


geles, University of Maryland, Layola
of Chicago, and Samford University in
consecutive victories in last week-
end's competition in West Palm
Beach, Fla.
"This is the most prestigious com-
petition in the nation because of its
scope and participation o distin-
guished members of the bench and
the attorneys who judge the compe-
tition," said Nathalie Etori, manager
of the AAJ event.
The AAJ competition has occurred
annually for the past 25 years, draw-


ing 248 squads from 147 schools in
this year's competition.
Stetson Law's appearance in the
national competition followed a first-
place finish in the regional competi-
tion, held five weeks ago in Provi-
dence, R.I.
"This competition is not an invita-
tional," said Lee Coppock, Trail Ad-
vocacy Fellow at Stetson Law. "Our
students had to earn their way to the
nationals and there we met, and de-
feated, the best from every other re-
gion in the country. It was a great win


for Stetson."
Connell, a third-year Stetson Law
student, said that his team practiced
for the competition nearly every day
since receiving the tournament case
file in January. He attributed the
team's success to the quality of
coaching and the team's "great chem-
istry."
Coppock explained that the
strength of Stetson Law's program,
which was ranked first in the nation
See STETSON I Page 6


rnoto courtesy of Stetson Law School
Nelson Baez, Aaron Watson, Derrick Connell, and Sara
Mieczkowski pose with the first-place trophy of the
2009 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student
Trial Advocacy Competition.


INSIDE


At A Glance......3
Calendar ..........2
Classifieds .......5
Briefs...............3


Crossword .......5
Sports.............. 2
Legal Ads.....4-5
Weekly Recipe..5


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Today, April 10, 2009
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.
American League Champions Tampa Bay Rays at the Baltimore Orioles:
Away game series. Fri. 2:05 p.m., Sat. TBD and Sun. 1:35 p.m. www.raysbase-
ball.com or 1-800-FAN-RAYS.
Diabetes Workshop 2009 Take Charge of Your Diabetes: St. Giles Manor,
5041 82nd Ave. N., Pinellas Park, 1 to 3,p.m.Learn how to live successfully with
diabetes at a program offered by Community Aging and Retirement Services, Inc.
and Pinellas County Extension. The workshop will run for nine weeks for people
with type 2 diabetes. Topics include how to monitor blood sugar, medications,
nutritional management of diabetes, heart disease and foot care. If you have been
diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, are at least 21 years old and want to see if you
are eligible, please call (727) 582-2100 by Wednesday, April 1.
Egg Hunt: Egg Hunt at Mandalay Park, 532 N. Mandalay Ave., April 10, 6:00 p.m.
Free. Several age appropriate hunts for all ages, including adults. For more info
call 462-6138.
Saturday, April 11, 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.'N. and 3rd and 4th St.
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.
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.
Bunny Tales: Great Explorations the Houghton-Wagman Children's Museum, 1925
4th St. N. Time TBA. www.greatexplorations.org or 727-821-8992.
Legacy Garden Music Series: Veronika Jackson: Dr. Carter G. Woodson African
American Museum, 2240 9th Ave. S. Time TBA. www.woodsonmuseum.org or
727-323-1104.
Drum Circle Facilitation: The Pier. 5 to 7 p.m. Experience the creative forces
and rhythms of a drum circle in the Courtyard. www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-
6443.
Gallery Walk: Throughout downtown galleries. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Second Saturday
monthly. More than a dozen galleries participate in this relaxing evening. Visit the
,galleries, meet artists and enjoy, www.stpetearts.org or 727-821-6767, Ride the.
MawTrolley from 5to 10 p.mi:ww.loopertrolley com :., ,,:, i:
aSu ay, April 12,2009 ,
Discovering Nature with Your Child: Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone
Road, Tarpon Springs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by the open classroom at Brooker
Creek Preserve and explore nature with your family. You are welcome to stop by
anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to participate in a variety of self-guided
nature games and activities to answer questions. This open classroom is free and
great for families with children of all ages. To learn more, call (727) 453-6800.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Celebrity Critter of the Week: Staghorn Coral: Pier Aquarium, 800 2nd Ave. N.E.
Noon to 2 p.m. www.pieraquarium.org or 727-895-7437.
Season Opener for the American League Champions Tampa Bay Rays at the
Boston Red Sox; Away game series. Mon. 2:05 p.m. Wed. 7:10 p.m. and Thurs.
1:35 p.m. www.raysbaseball.com or 1-800-FAN-RAYS.
Japanese Culture & Lantern Fest Riddle Contest: Downtown Clearwater mer-
chants are hosting a Japanese Lantern Riddle Contest in observance of the 50th
Sister City anniversary with Nagano, Japan. The contest is in conjunction with the
city's April 25 Japanese Culture and Lantern Festival at Station Square Park that
celebrates the Sister Cities anniversary.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Encore Chamber Series: The Palladium Theatre at St. Petersburg College, 253
5th Ave. N. 7:30 p.m. www.mypalladium.org or 727-822-3590.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Wednesday at Williams: Williams Park, between 1st and 2nd Ave. N. and 3rd
and 4th St. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bringing vibrant energy and new life to Williams
Park and creating a community gathering place in downtown St. Petersburg.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Williams Park, play checkers, have a picnic-lunch
and enjoy local entertainment. Activities will vary weekly.
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. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon dancing.
www.stpete.org/coliseum or 727-892-5202.
The International Festival of Radiant Peace: The International Museum of
Radiant Peace, 5601 Central Ave. Various times. For all ages: special Museum
tours, interactive activities, create Radiant Peace art, prizes.
www.radiantpeace.org or 727-343-8212.
Solutions in 30 Diabetes .. Avoid Being a Statistic: Join in a 30 minute
Webinar session and learn the "recipe" for the anti-diabetes diet and the steps
you can take to reduce your risk with Nan Jensen, Pinellas County Extension
Families & Consumers Program Leader. To register, visit www.pinellascountyex-
tension.org and click on the "Online Class Registration" button or call (727) 582-
2100.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Side Door Jazz: Denise Moore and Then Some: The Palladium Theatre at St.
Petersburg College, 253 5th Ave. N. 7:30 p.m. www.mypalladium.org or 727-822-
3590.
Chicago White Sox at the Tampa Bay Rays: Championship Week give-aways
and activities continue. Tropicana Field. Thurs. 7:08 p.m.; Fri. 7:38 p.m.; Sat. 7:08
p.m.; and Sun. 1:38 p.m. www.raysbaseball.com or 1-800-FAN-RAYS.
Friday, April 17, 2009
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.
Relay for Life of Skyway:'Lakewood High School. 6 p.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 commu-
nity. You won't want to miss one moment of this life- and community-affirming
event! www.relayforlife.org or 727-546-9822.
Relay for Life of Carillon: AEGON Park, 570 Carillon Parkway. 6 p.m. One day.
One night. One community. Your Relay For Life is about celebration, remem-
brance, 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. You won't want to miss one moment of this life- and community-
affirming event!' www.relayforlife.org or 727-546-9822.
American Stage in the Park presents Altar Boyz: Demens Landings. Wed.
through Sun. 8 p.m. The hilarious off-Broadway phenomenon about a Christian
boy band in crisis. Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham (the unsure, Jewish
member) hit the road from their home in Ohio to New York (with a stop in St.
Petersburg) as part of their climactic concert tour. Call 727-823-PLAY(7529).


USF WNIT Champs


LAWRENCE Jazmine Sepul-
veda scored 18 points and Shantia
Grace had 16, leading South Florida
to a 75-71 victory over Kansas 6n
Saturday in the WNIT finals, giving
the school its first postseason cham-
pionship of any kind.
Jessica Lawson added 13 points
for South Florida, including a key free
throw in the final minute as the Bulls
(27-10) held off a late Kansas run and
won their third game in three differ-
ent states in six days. South Florida
had to win three straight road games
to win the tourney.
Danielle McCray had 24 points for
Kansas (22-14) and pushed her tour-
nament total to 147, a WNIT record.
The game attracted 16,113 fans,
the largest home crowd for a
women's game in Big 12 history. The
Jayhawks averaged only 2,555 at
home in the regular season.
The record crowd got a quick-
paced, hard-fought game. In one furi-
ous possession in the first half, the
Jayhawks missed four straight shots
from point-blank range but each time
got the offensive rebound. Finally,
McCray got a put-back.
Sade Morris had 19 points for
Kansas, which won nine of its last 11
to reach the school's first national
championship game in women's bas-
ketball. Aishah Sutherland had 12 and
Kyrsten Boogaard 10.
Janae Stokes, as the time clock
was about to expire, drilled a long 3-
pointer with 5:27 to go that gave the
Bulls what looked like a safe lead at


Photo courtesy of USF
The South Florida Bulls won their first WNIT championship game on Saturday,
with a 75-71 victory over Kansas in the WNIT finals. The win gives the school
its first postseason championship of any kind.


65-53.
But then in a game of alternating
streaks, the Jayhawks unfurled a 13-
2 run, seeming to gather energy from
their record crowd, and shaved the
lead to 67-66 on a bucket by
Boogaard.
But Lawson banked home a shot
and then added a free throw to make
it 70-66.
The Jayhawks had the ball with
about 1 minute left needing a 3-
pointer to tie, but Sutherland threw it
away and the Bulls inbounded with 51
seconds to go.
Grace, South Florida's All-Big
East point guard, dribbled around the


Kansas defense and fed Sepulveda,
whose 10-footer from the baseline
put the Bulls on top 72-67 with less
than 30 seconds to play.
After Sade Morris' free throw
brought Kansas to 72-68, Lawson
was immediately fouled and the 6-
foot-3 senior hit one. Grace added
two more free throws before McCray
canned a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Sepulveda and Porche Grant led
the Bulls on a 14-2 run closing out
the first half and took a 38-30 lead
into intermission.
"I just had to sit-back and take
care of the ball and let the game come
to me," Grace said after the game.


USF athletes give back


PROVIDENCE, R.I. On Satur-
day, Zak Boggs, University of South
Florida men's soccer player, and the
BIG EAST Conference Student-Ath-
lete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
performed a Community Service
Day at Crossroads Rhode Island.
Seventeen student athletes, repre-
senting each of the sixteen BIG
EAST Conference schools, visited
the Crossroads Family Center and
provided food, activities and games
for 30 children tiesiing at the Shel-
ter.
The project, coordinated through
Crossroads Rhode Island, was the
result of the student-athletes desire
to take on a meaningful community
service activity, and was planned in
conjunction with the Spring SAAC
Meeting that takes place annually at
the JBIG EAST Conference head-
quarters in Providence, Rhode Is-
land. One student athlete from each
of the sixteen schools' SAAC organ-


ization is represented at the Spring
Conference. These student-athletes
represent a number of different
sports which are included under the
Big East Conference umbrella.
SAAC members, guided by the prin-
ciples of ethics, integrity, sports-
manship and a respect for diversity,
play a leadership role in promoting
community service at the campus
level as well as to establish a con-
ference wide community service ini-
tiative.
"The children participating in this
event had a great time," noted Cicely
Dove, the Director of the Family
Center. "The children were eager to
join in the activities and enjoyed in-
teracting with the BIG EAST stu-
dent athletes who were an inspira-
tion to all attending. We are grateful
to the SAAC members for organizing
such a wonderful event which gave
our children an opportunity that they
would not ordinarily have had a


chance to experience."
"We could not have been more
pleased with the response from the
children at Crossroads and with the
overall hospitality from their staff,"
said Jennifer Condaras, Assistant
Commissioner for the BIG EAST
Conference. "The student-athletes
found the experience to be ex-
tremely rewarding, and it's always
great to have them making a differ-
ence in the community."


Photo by Melissa McCartney

Race fans gathered in Downtown St. Petersburg on Friday to watch formula one drivers run their practice laps.
The fifth annual 2009 Honda Grand Prix took place on the streets of St. Petersburg last weekend drawing large
crowds and media exposure for the city.




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Panthers still tracked Bill to


PINELLAS COUNTY The
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) stated Mon-
day that the program that tracks en-
dangered Florida panthers with
GPS-equipped collars is intact, de-
spite cutbacks in state budgets.
"We are still tracking the panthers
in Southwest Florida," said Darrell
Land of the FWC's panther team.
"And we're using the GPS-equipped
collars to give us information about
individual panther movements."
Land spent Monday morning fly-
ing all over Southwest Florida and
was able to track 12 panthers. Since
Land joined the FWC's panther team
in 1985, monitoring from the air has.
been a regular practice every Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday.
"We can tell if an animal has
moved," Land said. "And if they
haven't, we can get in there to deter-
mine if it's been injured or giving
birth to kittens."


LOCAL


The FWC uses two methods of
tracking panthers. The newer GPS
equipment allows tracking of the pan-
ther when biologists can't get up in
the plane at night or during storms.
The longevity of the GPS monitor is
limited, so panther trackers also use
the old-style VHF equipment. The
older technology is dependable for
three or more years, but its use re-
quires a biologist to collect location
information from airplanes.
Travel restrictions on state agen-
cies in recent months have resulted
in the FWC's panther team cutting
back on monitoring panthers within
Everglades National Park, which re-
quires overnight stays in hotels.
"We can monitor just fine within
the area of our home office in Naples
without incurring overnight travel
costs," Land said. "We felt this year it
would be better to limit our monitor-
ing program to more local areas."
The range of the Florida panther


562-4704 or visit www.MyClearwa-
ter.com.


save


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has been reduced to Southwest
Florida, where approximately 100 of
the unique cats exist today. The pan-
thers' numbers declined to approxi-
mately 30 cats by the early 1980s.
Work by FWC biologists has been
successful in bringing those numbers
back up and restoring the genetic
health and vigor of the panther popu-
lation. Much of the funding for pan-
ther research and monitoring comes
from fees collected when residents
purchase panther specialty license
plates.


est hit areas of Pinellas by acquiring
and rehabilitating foreclosed and
abandoned homes and returning
them to the resale market.
To submit your qualifications, or
for more information on how you
business can help, visit Pinellas
County Community Development.

Women's financial
seminar

ST. PETERSBURG The
Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N.,
will host a "Women's Financial In-
formation Program" Thursdays
from April 23 to May 28, from 1 to
3p.m. designed specifically for
women aged 50 and over who want
to make smart financial choices.
SProfessional speakers discuss: elec-
tronic banking and balancing ac-
counts; estate planning and living
wills; reverse mortgages and re-
tirement planning, Social Security
benefits and resources; consumer
protection including home repair
and ID fraud; and much more. Class
size is limited. Early reservations
are a must. Cost $40 per person/six
week series. 893-7190 for informa-
tion. Register at the Sunshine Cen-
ter 2nd floor reception desk.


Derby Lane honors
scholarship recipi-
ents
LARGO Sixty three high school
seniors will be honored by the Pinel-
las Education Foundation and Derby
Lane on Friday, April 10 at a noon
luncheon at the Hilton Carillon Hotel
in St. Petersburg.
The students are recipients of
Derby Lane Scholarships sponsored
by the St. Petersburg Kennel Club.
Derby Lane Scholars are selected on
the basis of their personal and aca-
demic achievements, leadership and
service to school and community. Re-
cipients are selected from each of the
public high schools in Pinellas
County and will receive scholarships
to be used at a community college or
university within Florida. In addition,
two students, Marissa Miles and


TALLAHASSEE Florida is
home to the largest concentration
of freshwater springs in the world,
700 in all, but environmental
groups say the springs are suffer-
ing from pollution because of sep-
tic tank, storm water and fertilizer
runoff.
Help may be on the way: the
state Senate Committee for Com-
munity Affairs will be voting on a
bill that would create "spring pro-
tection zones" requiring better ap-
plication of fertilizer, high-perfor-
mance septic tanks, and more
careful land use planning in nearby
areas to help protect the springs
from human pollution.
Julie Wraithmell, wildlife policy
coordinator for Audubon of Florida,
says it's high time.
"The springs are in a rapid state
of decline, and we can't afford to
have to tell our children 20 years
from now that we had a chance to
save this resource, and we didn't."
She says national parks with
springs bring more than two mil-
lion people to Florida's rural com-
munities each year, generating
more than seven million dollars in
revenue. And in these tight eco-
nomic times, she says, attendance
is up at nature's playgrounds.
"Having one of these eco-tourist
destinations in your community is,
an important factor in maintaining
jobs in your area and helping to re-
cover from the current economic
slump."
Wraithmell says the springs are
also the window to Florida's
aquifer, and if they continue to de-
cline it could affect drinking water
and the health of wildlife. She says
most of all it is important to pre-
serve the springs for future gener-
ations.
"Florida's springs are very much
a part of who we are as a state. I
think anyone that's ever beeA to a
spring recognizes just what spe-
cial places they are."
Wraithmell says developers
would have cost savings in other
areas, and saving the springs would
save jobs.


Marco Padilla-Rodriguez from St. Pe-
tersburg.Collegiate High School will
receive four-year renewable scholar-
ships. Also, two T.L. Weaver Schol-
arships will be awarded to family
members St. Petersburg Kennel Club
employees who are graduating sen-
iors from bay area high schools.
They are Cheri Bailey and Tasha
Remmel.
The Pinellas Education Founda-
tion is an independent, non-govern-
mental not for profit whose mission is
to provide enhanced educational op-
portunities for students and educa-
tors in Pinellas County Public
Schools.

Free job training
from Goodwill

ST. PETERSBURG -Goodwill
is offering free training in customer
service and employment readiness
to help out-of-work Tampa Bay res-
idents improve their ability to com-
pete for jobs. A limited number of
scholarships are currently available
through Goodwill for one-week
courses leading to National Retail
Federation certification in customer
service or an employment-readi-
ness certificate.
"One week is all it takes for peo-
ple to improve their employability,"
said Cordelia Hinton, director of
Goodwill's Suncoast Business So-
lutions, which is offering the train-
ing.
The training, supported by a
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
grant, is designed to give an edge to
people who are ready to work but
may be having a difficult time find-
ing employment due to a lack of
marketable skills. Applicants can
enroll in one of two courses: Na-
tional Retail Federation training and
certification in customer service;
or employment-readiness training
(including computer orientation, as
needed). Goodwill Temporary
Staffing will offer job placement as-
sistance to those completing the
training.
The courses will be offered at
the Goodwill Business Center,
10596 Gandy Blvd. (east of Derby
Lane dog track), in St. Petersburg.


Market in the Park
ends this week

ST. PETERSBURG An Earth
Day celebration takes the Pinellas
County Market in the Park by
storm Saturday, April 18, and it's
the last time to stop by the Market
for the season.
S Citizens are invited to visit the
Market Saturday between 9 a.m.
and 1 p.m. to learn about the planet
on which we live and enjoy farm-
fresh produce, gourmet foods,
beautiful plants, nature-themed
crafts and more.
SSeveral information booths will
host experts from Pinellas County.
Utilities, Pinellas County Environ-
mental Management, Pinellas
County Extension, Florida Yards
and Neighborhoods and the Native
Plant Society. They will talk with
visitors about their conservation
and protection programs. Along
with the Market, three other spe-
cial events are planned.

Clearwater parking
garage opens

CLEARWATER One hundred
public parking spaces are now avail-
able in the Station Square Parking
Garage located on Laura Street in
Downtown Clearwater. Parking rates
are $0.50 per hour with a $5 per day
maximum rate. Monthly permits are
also available. The garage is open 24
hours a day, seven days a week; how-
ever, parking is enforced from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Multi-
space Pay & Display parking meters
are located throughout the garage for
customer convenience.
For more information about park-
ing, enforcement, or permits, please
call the Parking System office at (727)


CLEARWATER Downtown
Clearwater merchants are hosting
a Japanese Lantern Riddle Contest
in observance of the 50th Sister
City anniversary with Nagano,
Japan. The.contest is in conjunc-
tion with the city's April 25 Japan-
ese Culture and Lantern Festival
at Station Square Park that cele-
brates the Sister Cities anniversary.
Beginning April 13, the public is
invited to visit downtown mer-
chants that display specially marked
Japanese Lantern Riddle Contest
posters in their windows. Players
will be given a riddle to solve and
can pickup an answer sheet. Par-
ticipants will have until close of
business April 23 to solve as many
riddles as possible. Merchants will
accept completed answer sheets.
Players with the most correct
answers will win prizes including a
$306 gold and jade necklace and
pendant from Trickel's Jewelers.
Prizes will be awarded at the Japan-
ese Culture and Lantern Festival;
players need not be present to win.
Official rules; a list of participat-
ing merchants and information are
available at
www.myclearwater.com/downtown
or by calling (727) 562-4044.

Local businesses
may help
foreclosure crisis
PINELLAS COUNTY -- The
Pinellas County Housing Finance Au-
thority is seeking professionals to
participate in the Neighborhood Sta-
bilization Program (NSP). The fol-
. lowing residential services will be se-
lected through a competitive process:
remodeling contractors, landscape
companies and a real estate agency.
The NSP was a key part of the
Housing and Economic Recovery Act
(HERA) passed in July, 2008. This
program attempts to stabilize neigh-
borhood housing values in the hard-


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Glance


Pet of the Week
LEXIE


Photo courtesy of SPCA

TAMPA, SPCA Lexie, is a 4
year-old Tabby cat. Her gray coat is
soft and all four paws are declawed.
Lexie is good with strangers and is
very friendly and playful. She was
brought to the SPCA Tampa Bay
because her owners were moving
and could not take her with them.
Come meet Lexie today at the
, SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Av-
enue North, in Largo.
For more information about
Lexie and her adoptable pals call
727-586-3591 or visit their website,
www.SPCATampaBay.org. The
Pinellas County Animal Services
adoption fee is only $35 and in-
cludes spay/neuter, shot series, in-
ternal and external parasite control,
heartworm testing, feline leukemia
testing, rabies tag, license and re-
quired county license.
More companion dogs and cats
are up for adoption at Pinellas
County Animal Services, located at
12450 Ulmerton Road. Adoption
hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Saturday. The shelter is
closed to the public on Thursdays.


Pet of the Week
BONNIE


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In this photo released from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, soil and water
science graduate student Elena Azuaje uses an auger to collect soil samples in the Osceola National Forest -
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009. Azuaje was part of a team collecting soil samples for researchers to analyze as part
of the state's largest-ever soil-carbon study.


CLEARWATER, SAL- Bonnie
is a three year-old lab hound mix
with a wonderful personality. She
gets along well with other dogs and
is looking for a home with older
children. Bonnie is both crate
trained and house trained and she
also knows some basic commands.
Come meet Bonnie today at the
Suncoast Animal League, 1030
Pennsylvania Ave, Palm Harbor.
For more information about Bon-
nie and her adoptable pals call 727-
786-1330 or visit their web-
site,www.suncoastanimalleague.org
The Pinellas County Animal Serv-
ices adoption fee is only $35 and
includes spay/neuter, shot series,
internal and external parasite con-
trol, heartworm testing, feline
leukemia testing, rabies tag, license
and required county license.
More companion dogs and cats
are up for adoption at the Suncoast
Animal League, 1030 Pennsylvania
Ave, Palm Harbor.


Military
Navy

Navy Seaman Recruit Adam J.
Plantz, son of Suzanne E. Weben-
dorfer of St. Petersburg, Fla., re-
cently completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training Com-
mand, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program,
Plantz completed a variety of train-
ing which included classroom study
and practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting, wa-
ter safety and survival, and ship-
board and aircraft safety. An em-
phasis was also placed on physical
fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp
is "Battle Stations". This exercise
gives recruits the skills and confi-
dence they need to succeed in the
fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed
to galvanize the basic warrior at-
tributes of sacrifice, dedication,
teamwork and endurance in each
recruit through the practical appli-
cation of basic Navy skills and the
core values of Honor, Courage and
Commitment.
Plantz is a 2003 graduate of
Gibbs High School of St. Peters-
burg, Fla.


Photo courtesy of SAL


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

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

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

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

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

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Dubai Long.Pier, 17490 Gulf Blvd.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 091417 ES
Division 003

IN RE: ESTATE OF
JACK D. FORD
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Jack D. Ford, deceased,
whose date of death was January
26, 2009, 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
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
7.)3.702 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 April 3, 2009.
Personal Representative:
James E. O'Brien
413 Bethany St. Thousand Oaks,
California 91360
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
G. Michael Mackenzie
Attorney for James E. O'Brien
1027 Broadway
Dunedin, Florida 34698
Telephone: (727) 733-1722
Fax: (727) 733.1717
Florida Bar No. 0151881
14670 APR. 3 10,2009 ,040311


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 Avenie Apt. 9
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305

12213 N. 58th Street Apt. B
Tanipa, 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
against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Cala
A.Schell, Assistant General Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052
Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265. (850)
245-4640 1
If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by April
24, 2009, the matterof 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 accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency sending this notice not later
than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the
notice. Telephone: (850) 245-4640, 1-800-955-8771(TDD) or 1-800-
955-8770(V), via Florida Relay Service.
16788 MAR212A RQal 0219 (0l10


NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA
Case #:08-008569CI

KEN MCALPIN,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LISA C. SCHULZ; LYDA TYMIAK;
PEDRO B. LEON; RENE and ALICE RODRIGUEZ,
as Trustees of the RODRIGUEZ REVOCABLE
TRUST DATED-JULY 7,2002; JAMES E. RIES and
KATHRYN RIES; and TROPICAL REALTY &
INVESTMENTS, INC., d/6/a PRUDENTIAL
TROPICAL REALTY.
Defendant.


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.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN.that, pursuant to a Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause in the
Circuit Court of Pinellas County, Florida, I will sell tietproperty situ-
ated in Pinellas County, Florida, described as: -

A portion of Lot 10, TAMPA TARPON SPRINGS LAND
COMPANY, Section 8, Township 27 South, Range 16, East,
according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book
I, Page 116, Public Records of Hillsborough County, Florida,
of which Pinellas County was formerly a part, being more par-
ticularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast
corner of said Lot 10; run thence continue South 01 degrees
13'03" East, along the East line of said Lot 10, a distance of
389.46 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue South
01 degrees 13' 03" East, a distance of 562.14 feet to the North
right of way line of State Road 582 (Keystone Road); thence
North 73 degrees 29' 49" West, along said North right of way
line, a distance of 75.83 feet; thence South 14 degrees 55' 58
West, a distance of 10.75 feet; thence North 74 degrees 00' 19"
West, a distance of 195.00 feet: thence North 01 degrees 12'
51" West, along the West line of said Lot 10, a distance of
572.68 feet; thence South 74 degrees 00' 19" East, a distance
of 273.71 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less the West 28 feet
of the above described property.

,at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the lobby
of the Pinellas County Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Pinellas County, Florida 33756, at 11:00 a.m. on April 30, 2009.
Disability Statement--f 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 the provision of certain assistance.
Within two (2 working days of your receipt of this summsons/notice.
please contact, the Human Rights Office, 400 S. FT. Harrison Avenue..
Ste. 300, Clearwater, Fl 33756 (727)4644062 (V/TDD).
Dated thlls 30th day of March, 2009.
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: s/ Derelynn Revie
Deputy Clerk
XXXX APR. 3. 10. 2009 040303


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS
COUNTY. FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO: 09-1607-ES-4
UCN: 522009CP001607XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM L. WARD,
a/k/a WILLIAM LYNN WARD,
alk/a. WILLIAM WARD,
a/k/a BILL WARD,
Deceased
The administration of the
Estate of William L. Ward, a/k/a.
William Lynn Ward. a/k/a
William Ward, a/k/a Bill Ward,
deceased, whose date of death
was February 26, 2009; File
Number 09-1607-ES-4 and UCN
522009CP001607XXESXX is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Florida 33756. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative is set forth below.
'All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims
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 other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court, within
three (3) months after the date of
this first publication of this
notice.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. NOTWITHSTAND-
ING 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 April 3, 2009
Personal Representative:
DAVID P. CARTER, ESQUIRE
7985 113TH Street, Suite 108
Seminole, Fl 33772-4685
TELE: 727 397-4555
FBN: 0146097
SPN: 35844
XXX APR. 3.10.2009 040302


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 08-7668 Division ES3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
BARBARA FRANZEN FOX
A/K/A BARBARA ANDERSON
FRANZEN FOX
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Barbara Franzen Fox,
A/K/A Barbara Anderson
Franzen Fox, deceased, whose
date of death was September 23,
2008, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
Street, Clearwater, FL 33756. The
names and addresses of the 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 coiirt
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is April 3. 2009.
Personal Representative:
Jennifer McAuley
1120 Coddington Place
Charlotte, North Carolina 28211
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Jenhifer McAuley
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 APR. 3, 10,2009 040309

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 08-8254-ES4
UCN: 522008CP008254XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUTH ANN ROTTER,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Ruth Ann Rotter,
deceased, whose date of death
was December 14, 2008 and
whose Social Security Number is
261-08-3130 is pending in the
Circuit Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
Street. Clearwater, Florida
33756-5165. The names and
addresses of the personal rere-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hay-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE. TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is April 3, 2009.
Personal Representative:
FRANCIS MICHAEL ROTTER
6476 109th Terrace North
Pinellas Park. Florida 33782
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JOHN E.M. ELLIS
Ellis & Bradley
P.O. Box 356
St. Petersburg, Florida
33731-0356
Telephone: 727/822-3929
Florida Bar No.0022486
12050 APR. 3, 10, 2009
040312


SECTION 106 PUBLIC NOTICE

American Tower Corporation is proposing to construct a telecom-
munications tower at 9355 113th St. in Seminole, Pinellas County, FL
at Latitude N27-51-27.0, Longitude W82-47-37.7. The lower is pro-
posed to be a Monopole design and 160 feel tall. The Section 106
Review being conducted includes the assessment of the proposed
tower, a 60' x 40' lease area, a 30' area around the perimeter ofthe lease
area. as well as the proposed access/utility easements. Ameiican Tower
seeks comments from all interested persons on the impact of the tower
on any districts, sites, buildings, structures, or objects significant in
American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, or culture,
that are listed or eligible for the listing in the National Register of
Historic Places. Specific information about the project, including the
historic preservation reviews that American Tower is conducting pur-
suant to the rules of the Federal Communications Commission (47
C.FR. Sections 1.1307(4)) and the Advisory Council on Historic
Preservation (36 C.F.R. Part 800) will be made available to interested
persons who request the information from the contact below. All ques-
tions, comments, and correspondence should he directed to
Environmental Compliance Dept.. 10 Presidential Way, Wobum. MA
01801. enviro.services@americantower.com by 05/03/2009.
XXXXX APR. 3. 10. 2009 040305


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 08-7918-ES
Division 3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLES BRIDGE, A/K/A
CHARLES CONRAD BRIDGE
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Charles Bridge, A/K/A
Charles Conrad Bridge, deceased,
whose date of death was
December 1, 2008, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Clearwater, FL
33756. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is April 3,2009.
Personal Representative:
Phyllis Cole
5702 Carrolwood
Meadows Drive
Tampa, Florida 33625
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Cynthia McMillen
Attorney for Phyllis Cole
Florida Bar No. 351581
SPN:01769503
Law Offices of Joseph F. Pippen,
Jr. & Associates, PL
1920 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33771
Telephone: (727) 586-3306
.13105 APR. 3.10,2009 040307

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY.
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 09-1604-ES-04

IN RE: ESTATE OF
CYNTHIA J. COONEY
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Cynthia J. Cooney,
deceased, whose date of death
was December 31, 2008, and
whose Social Security number is
016-30-1255, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Pintllas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 545 First
Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL
33701. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and
the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is Friday April 3,
2009.
Personal Representative:
Robert J. Andringa, Esquire
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Robert J. Andringa, Esquire
Attorney for Petitioner q
4488 Star Street North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33709
Telephone; 727/548-1820
Florida Bar No.0217083
31017 APR. 3, 10.2009 040310


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN# 522009CP001673XXESXX
REF: 09-1673-ES04

IN RE: ESTATE OF:
IRENE C AMBROSIUS.
DECEASED
The administration of the
estate of IRENE C. AMBRO-
SIUS, deceased, whose date of
death was March 8, 2009, File
Number 09-1673-ES4, UCN
522009CP001673XXESXX, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Florida 33756-5165. The names
and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
STHE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
CqPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing.claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE. ALL
CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is April 3,
2009.
Personal Representative:
THOMAS CHURCHILL DUNN
3023 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL. 33733
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
THOMAS CHURCHILL
DUNN, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 116918
DUNN & DUNN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
P.O. Box 12669
(3023 Central Avenue)
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
Telephone: (727) 327-1806
13555 APR.3. 10.2009 040306


NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY. FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
REF: 08-004295-CI-019
S UCN: 522008CA004295XXCICI.


CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SERVING DAVIS, .JR. A/K/A ERVIN DAVIS, JR.
A/K/A IRVIN E. DAVIS; ANTHONY EDWARD
DAVIS: PINELLAS COUNTY; STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; VALERIE DAVIS
AK/A VALERIE DENISE DAVIS; et al;
Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to the SUMMA-
RY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE entered in this cause in
the Circuit Court of Pinellas County, Florida, I will sell the property sit-
uated in Pinellas County, Florida, described as:

LOT 16, BLOCK B, WELSH'S LAKEVIEW
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE
46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF PINELLAS
COUNTY, FLORIDA

at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the west
door of the Pinellas County Judicial Building. 545 First Avenue North,
St. Petersburg, Florida, at 11:00 a.m on May 29, 2009.
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. ,
ANY PERSON WITH A DISABILITY REQUIRING REASON-
ABLE ACCOMMODATIONS SHOULD CALL (727)464-4062
(V/TDD) NO LATER THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO ANY
PROCEEDING.
DATED:April 1, 2009.
KEN BURKE
Clerk'of the Circuit Court
By: /S KENNAN M. BORNE
DEPUTY CLERK
13630 APR. 10, 17, 2009 041001

NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 09-159CI-13

CAROLYN M..BENTLEY, an individual,
Plaintiff,
vs.

BENTLEY / LAWING PARTNERSHIP, a Florida
Partnership, STEVEN B.-BENTLEY, an individual.
LINDA K. BENTLEY, an individual, LESTER H.
LAWING. an individual, and ALL OTHER PARTIES
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,
TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
DESCRIBED.
Defendants.

TO: ALL OTHER PARTIES HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT. TITLE, OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY
DESCRIBED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an action to Foreclose and
Quiet Title on the following property in Pinellas County, Florida:

Tracts "A" and "B". WILDWOOD GARDENS REPLAT,
according to the plat thereof recorded on Plat Book 26. Page
99, public records of Pinellas County, Florida; together with
improvements thereon:

LESS that part of said TRACTS "A" and "B" lying within 50
feet of centerline of A.C.L.R.R. right-of-way; and LESS that
part of TRACT "B", described as follows: Beginning at the
Southwest comer ofTract "B", Wildwood Gardens Replat. and
running North along the West boundary of said Tract "B" a
distance of 200 feet, thence East and parallel to the South
boundary of said Tract "B" a distance of 225 feet. thence
South and parallel to the West boundary of said Tract "B" a
distance of 200 feet to the South boundary of said Tract "B",
thence West along the South boundary of said Tract "B" a dis-
tance of 225 feet to the Point of Beginning.

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses if any, to the Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is:
David J. Sockol, Esq.. 111 2nd Ave. NE. Ste. 1401, St. Petersburg, FL
33701: NO LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION and file the original with the clerk of
this court, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Amended Complaint.
Dated this 27th day of March 2009.
Date of first publication: April 4. 2009.


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APR 3 I


KEN BURKE
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street Clearwater,
Pinellas County, FL 33756 -5165
By: /s Rhonda Ditty
Deputy Clerk
0n 09o 040304


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File-No. 09-1885 ES Division 3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
SHIRLEY J. PARNELL, A/K/A
SHIRLEY JEAN PARNELL
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Shirley J. Parnell, A/K/A
Shirley Jean Pamell, deceased.
whose date of death was January
5, 2009, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 315 Court
Street, Cleanvater, FL 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-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is April 3, 2009.
Personal Representative:
Richard A. Pamell, Jr.
399 Velma Drive East
Largo, Florida 33770
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Cynthia J; McMillen.
Attorney for
Richard A. Parnell, Jr
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 APR. 3.10.2009 040308


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LEGAL NOTICES


City ol St Petersburg
Notice to Offerors
Purchasing & Materials Management

Sealed proposals 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: 958-74 Management Services, Summer Youth Intern Program,
Proposal No. 6828, pre-proposal conference to be held at 3:30 p.m. ET,
Thursday, April 9, 2009, at location referenced above, proposal open-
ing at 3:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 23. 2009. This proposal 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 proposals. The
City reserves the right to waive technicalities on proposals. The deci-
sion as to what constitutes a technicality shall rest solely with Louis-
Moore, CPPO, Director of Purchasing and Materials Management.
18313 APR. 10. 2009 041005

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: 545-31 Annual Contract for Industrial and Construction
Equipment and Parts, Bid No. 6$27. bid opening at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Tuesday, April 21, 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 APR. 10, 2009 041007


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File no. UCN:
522009CP000206XXESXX
PCN: 09000206ES

IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM LEWIS STEWART
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of WILLIAM LEWIS
STEWART, deceased, whose
date of death was November 10,
2008 and whose Social Security
Number is XXX-XX-XXXX, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, FL, Probate
Division, and the address of
which is 315 Court Street, Room
106, Clearwater, FL 33756. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the pei-
sonal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
SAll 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 or demands against dece-
dent's estate WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED.,
WITHIN THETIME 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-
DENTS-DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is April 10, 2009.
Personal representative:
CLYDE FRANCIS STEWART,
20930 Persimmon Place,
Estero, FL 33928
Attorney for Personal
Representative
WENDY MORRIS,
3461 Bonita Bay Blvd Ste 201,
Bonita Springs, FL 34134,
(239) 992-3666,
FL Bar #0890537.
XXXXXAPR.10, 17,2009
01003 ,


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number: 09-2078-ES4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELEANOR ELIZABETH
WEST
DECEASED.
The administration of the
estate of ELEANOR ELIZA-
BETH WEST, deceased, File
'Number 09-2078-ES4, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court, for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Pinellas County Courthouse
Probate Division,.545 1st Avenue
North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
The name and address of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE' OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
':THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
;tDATE OF.THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
DEMANDS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first
Publication of this notice is April
10, 2009.
Personal Representative
Terry West Cobb
2791 Elder Mill Road
Watkinsville, GA 30677
Attorney For Personal
Representative
Holger D. Gleim, Esquire
BRONSTEIN, CARLSON,
GLEIM, SHASTEEN
& SMITH,
150 Second Avenue North,
Suite 1100
St. Petersburg, FL 33701'
Telephone No.: (727) 898-6694
.Florida Bar No. 342841,
SPN 00995205
10416-3APR. 10, 17,2009
041004


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Municipal Marina Mooring Piling Replacement FY 2008
St Petersburg, Florida
Project No. 08057-117

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


2:00 P.M.


Thursday, May 7, 2009


At this time and place, said Proposals will be publicly opened and
read aloud. All Proposals (including mailed proposals) must be in the
office of the City Engineering & Capital Improvements Director by
said bid opening time and date. Any Proposals received after said bid
opening time and date will be rejected. Tie City of St. Petersburg will
not be responsible for the failure of the United States iail or for pri-
vate couriers or messengers to deliver proposals to the office of the City
Engineering & Capital Improvements Director by said bid opening
time and date.
The Work consists of furnishing all labor, material and equipment
necessary for completely removing and legally disposing of existing
deteriorating timber mooring piles, furnishing and replacing same with
new limber piles; relocating, refurbishing and resetting existing timber
mooring piles; furnishing and installing new timber single piles and 3-
pile dolphins; and selectively removing and legally disposing of the
existing deteriorating wharf structure at the Sailing Center and replac-
ing same with a new structure (consisting of pressure treated lumber
and piling), complete.
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:
727-893-7914) 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 Fifty Dollar ($50.00) 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)
goal for this project is 0%. The City will still monitor SBE
utilization, if any, on this project. Any bidder using a SBE
subcontractor is requested to submit the appropriate doc-
umentation.

All Proposals shall be submitted on standard forms provided in the
Specifications and shall be sealed and plainly marked, "Proposal for
Project No. 08057-117". 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. Tuesday, April 21, 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: 4/6/09
18314 APR. 10, 2009 041002


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

Sealed proposals will be received by the Purchasing and Materials
Management Director, City of St. Petersburg, Municipal Services
Center, tih Floor, One 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701
for: 890-65 Three-Year Strategic Partnership Agreement for Water,
Sewer and Related Supplies, Proposal No. 6801. pre-proposal confer-
ence to be held at 10:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, April 16, 2009, at location
referenced above, proposal opening at 3:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, April
30, 2009. This proposal 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 proposals. The City reserves the right to waive technicali-
ties on proposals. The decision as to what constitutes a technicality
shall rest solely with Louis Moore, CPPO. Director of Purchasing and
Materials Management.
18313 APR 10, 20098
041008

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/24/2009, 09:00 am at 7658
Ulmerton Road Largo, FL 33771, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes. AIMTowing and Recovery reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.


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AIM Towing and Recovery gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien
and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/26/2009. 09:00 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.


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APR 10. 2009


CITY OF PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA
QUASI-JUDICIAL
PUBLIC HEARING

The Board of Adjustment of the City of Pinellas Park will hold a
Quasi-Judicial Public Hearing in City Council Chambers, City Hall,
and 5141 78th Avenue North at 7:30 p.m. on April 28, 2009. The
Board of Adjustment will entertain all public comment regarding any
item on their agenda at this meeting. All case files are available for
review at the Technical Services Building, 6051 78th Avenue North, in
the Zoning Division.

1. CASE NO.: BOA 2009-16 (QUASI-JUDICIAL)

REQUEST: Consideration of a request for a variance
to reduce the south, rear yard setback for
the construction of a storage shed.


LOCATION:

2. CASE NO.:

REQUEST:


LOCATION:

3. CASE NO.:

REQUEST:






LOCATION: :'


.6310 Cedarbrook Drive South ,

BOA 2009-17 (QUASI-JUDICIAL)

Consideration of a request for a variance
to reduce the south, front yard setbackto
install a carport.

6515 86th Avenue North.

BOA 2009-18 (QUASI-JUDICIAL)

Consideration of a request for a variance
to reduce the setback for a deck along the
west, side yard setback and reduce the set
back for a pergola aloqg the west, side
yard setback and increase the maximum
permitted fence height'from six feet to
'eight feet.

705' 78th Avenue 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
Park, Florida, 33781. For more information, please contact ite 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 Board of
Adjustment 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-
tioned by any one who is affected by the case. Should anyone wish to
question City, who reviewed the proposed request for compliance with
City Code for building, engineering, drainage, police or fire issues,
please call the Zoning Division, at least five days prior to tile hearing,
so that arrangements can be made to have said staff attend the meeting.
Any written communication should be received 8 days prior to the
public hearing dale in order to be made a part of tile record and letters
should be addressed to the Zoning Division, Post Office Box 1100,
Pinellas Park, Florida, 33780. All oral communication concerning this
case is prohibited by Florida State law unless made at the public hear-
ing. For more information, please contact the Zoning Division.
The City maintains a tape recording of all public hearings. In the
event that you wish to appeal a decision, the tape may or may not ade-
quately ensure a verbatim record.
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED An interpreter for individuals
with hearing impairment will be made available upon requests made at
least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive Hearing Device (magni-
fier) 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.
10005-2 APR. 10. 2009 041009


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 ORDI-
NANCE NO. 3678 in City Hall, 5141 78th Avenue, Pinellas Park,
Florida on the 23rd day of April, 2009 at 7:30 P.M., the title of said
ORDINANCE being as follows:
ORDINANCE NO. 3678
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 18,
SECTION 18-1503.3, LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
OF THE CITY OF PINELLAS PARK CODE OF
ORDINANCES AND CITY ZONING MAP BY
REZONING A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND
GENERALLY LOCATED AT 12755 60TH STREET
AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN
EXHIBIT "A", WHICH IS ATTACHED HERETO AND
MADE A PART THEREOF; FROM "M-l" LIGHT
INDUSTRIAL TO "M-l" LIGHT INDUSTRIAL WITH
AN "IPUD" INDUSTRIAL PLANNED UNIT
DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY AND ADOPTING A
MASTER PLAN AND SUPPORTING
DOCUMENTATION FOR AN "IPUD" INDUSTRIAL
.PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY:
IMPOSING CONDITIONS OF DEVELOPMENT;
CERTIFYING CONSISTENCY WITH THE CITY'S
ADOPTED COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING
FOR REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF
ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH TO THE
EXTENT OF SUCH CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE. (PUD 2009-5)

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 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 for individ-
uals with hearing impairment will be made available upon requests
made at least 72 hours in advance. Also, an Assistive Hearing Device
(MAGNIFIER) is available from the City Clerk for use in Council
Chambers and all meetings rooms throughout the City. This document
is available in the following accessible format: Braille, Large Print,
Audio Tape and Electronic File on Computer Disks.
DIANE M. CORNA, MMC
CITY CLERK
CITY OF PINELLAS PARK
10005 APR. 10, 2009 041006


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WEEKLY RECIPE


Honey-Glazed

Baked Ham


No holiday feast would
be complete without
clove-studded ham
baked with a honey-
mustard glaze.

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 2 hours
50 min
Makes: 12 servings


Photo courtesy of www. ettycroder.co


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ACROSS
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pleasantly plump
figure
07 Explosive stuff
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14 Ring of color
15 Weeding
implement
16 -Arrived
17- Voyeur
18 -Hwy.
19 Collar type
20 Self-contained
community
23 Curtain fabric
26 Actor Vigoda
27 Fungal infection of
the skin or nails
28 Toward the mouth
29 Stipulations
30 Catchall abbr.
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procession
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briefly
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box
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prey
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bird
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5. Cover ham with tent
INGREDIENTS of aluminum foil and
6 to 8 pounds fully let stand about 10
cooked smoked minutes or until
bone-in ham thermometer reads
Whole cloves, if 1400F.
desired
1/4 cup honey SPECIAL TOUCH
1/4 teaspoon ground Looking for an easy
cloves and attractive garnish
1/2 teaspoon ground for this succulent
mustard ham? Use small whole
pears, grape clusters
DIRECTIONS and mint sprigs, or
1. Place ham, fat side orange slices and
up, on rack in shallow maraschino cherries.
roasting. Insert meat
thermometer into ham NUTRITION
surface at a slight INFORMATION:
angle or through the 1 Serving:
end of the ham so tip Calories 200 (Calories
is in center of thickest. from Fat 65)
part of ham and does Total Fat 7 g (Saturated
not touch bone or fat. Fat 2 g)
Cholesterol 65 mg
2. Roast 12 to 16 Sodium 1470 mg
minutes per pound in Total Carbohydrate 8 g
325"F oven or until (Dietary Fiber 0 g)
thermometer reads Protein 26 g
1200F.
PERCENT DAILY
3. Remove ham from VALUE*:
oven. Pour drippings Vitamin A 0%
from pan. Remove any. Vitamin C 0%
skin from ham. Cut fat Calcium 0%
surface of ham lightly Iron 10%
in uniform diamond
shapes; insert whole EXCHANGES:
clove in each diamond. 1/2 Fruit
4 Very Lean Meat
4. Mix honey, mustard 1 Fat
and ground cloves;'
brush on ham. Roast *Percent Daily Values are
uncovered about 20 based on a 2,000 calorie
minutes longer or until diet.
thermometer reads



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Page 6 | PINELLAS NEWS I Friday, April 10, 2009



Local airports receive aid


NORTH

CAROLINA
MOUNTAIN LAKE COTTAGE


WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Secretary of
Transportation Ray LaHood today announced
that Florida will receive $8,357,400 under the
recently enacted American Recovery and Rein-
vestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
"Through the American Recovery and Rein-
vestment Act we are creating jobs in Florida
and across the country while investing in the
long-term safety and economic vitality of our
airports," said Secretary LaHood.
The Federal Aviation Administration will
provide $8,357,400 to Florida for the following
projects: St. Petersburg-Clearwater Interna-
tional will receive $5,357,400 to rehabilitate
terminal building. Orlando Sanford Interna-
tional Airport will receive $3,000,000 to reha-
bilitate runway.
About 3,400 airports designated as part of
the national airport system are eligible to re-
ceive ARRA funds. The FAA is moving swiftly
to work with airport sponsors to ensure eligi-


ble projects have completed or nearly com-
pleted, design and planning requirements.
Under ARRA, the FAA received $1.1 billion
to allocate to qualified airports on a discre-
tionary basis. That funding will be distributed
based on a project priority system that ad-
dresses airport safety and security, infrastruc-
ture, runway safety, increased capacity, and
mitigation of environmental impacts.
Secretary LaHood said the Obama Admin-
istration is committed to getting ARRA money
into the economy as quickly as possible. He
noted that President Obama signed the ARRA
into law on February 17, less than one month
after taking the oath of office. Less than two
weeks later, on March 3, LaHood joined Pres-
ident Obama and Vice President Biden at an
,historic announcement at the U.S. Department
of Transportation to mark the release of $26.6
billion to the states and localities for highways,
roads and bridges. The release of funds came


eight days earlier than required by law.
On March 5, Secretary LaHood joined Vice
President Biden and Miami Mayor Manny Diaz
to announce the availability of $8.4 billion for
transit infrastructure. On March 12, Secre-
tary LaHood announced that Pittsburgh Inter-
national and Allegheny County Airports had
received the first funding allocations for airport
infrastructure projects, and on March 13, Vice
President Biden announced that DOT made
$1.3 billion available to Amtrak for capital and
security improvements. On March 26, Secre-
tary LaHood announced more than $28 mil-
lion for Arizona airports.
Secretary LaHood noted that in early Feb-
ruary, prior to the passage of the ARRA, he had
established a team within the Department of
Transportation to ensure that economic recov-
ery funding is rapidly made available for trans-
portation infrastructure projects and that proj-
ect spending is monitored and transparent.


Drywall complaints on rise


DRYWALL continued from page 1

plaints of theproblematic drywall imported from
China, linked to seeping sulfide gases that can
corrode electrical wiring, components of air con-
ditioning units, and other household appliances.
According to experts, the drywall found its
way into the country during the building boom
of 2002-2006. During that time, the increase
demand in building materials forced builders to
look to foreign-made products to complete their
projects.
Though no health hazards have been directly
linked with the material, people living in houses
with the Chinese-made drywall have complained
of minor health problems, including sinus in-
fections, headaches, asthma and sore throats.
The potential scope of the problem is huge.
According to the Progress in Electromagnetics
Research Symplosium, the primary source of
US Waterborne import-export trade data, since
2006 enough drywall was imported from China
into 12 states to build anywhere from 60,000 to
100,000 homes.
In Florida, an estimated 36,000 homes are be-
lieved to contain high sulfur content drywall..
According to Greg Mandum, a home inspec-
tor with Bay Area Home Inspections in Pinellas
County:and President of the Suncoast Chapter
of the American Society of Home Inspectors,
the incidents of drywall with high sulfur content
seem to occur in pockets; with many of the com-
plaints coming from just south of Pinellas
County in Lee and Manatee counties.
"It seems to be really localized due to several
factors, one being particular brands," explained
Mandum.
Mandum said certain brands like Knauf, a
German company that manufactures in China
under the name Tianjin Company Limited, is un-
der investigation for distributing the high-sulfur
content drywall to builders.
"More than likely, you would not find this
product at Home Depot or Lowes," he said.
"They were mostly delivered in large quantities
to builders so they would only effect certain
sub-divisions or homebuilders."
A number of homeowners have already filed
lawsuits, and developers are suing the manu-
facturers of the drywall.
Help on the way?
For Apostolou, and other homeowners and


DRYWALL continued from page 1
in the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill
passed by Congress last month.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker extended
his. thanks to Castor for her involvement in
"getting the money back" for the program.
He said the program will be a great part of the
Childs Park Initiative, a plan developed by
Baker, members of City Council, and commu-
nity leaders in 2006-to revitalize the area.
The details of the program have not yet
been released. It is unclear what kind of ap-
plication process program participants will
have to follow and which private businesses
will partner with the city.
But City Councilman Jamie Bennett is fo-
cusing on thepositive.
"To have this kind of money infused back
into the system is very exciting," he said.
STETSON continued from page 1
for trial advocacy by U.S. News and World
Report in 2008, goes back "several years."
"When you have an established tradition, it
is easier to recruit folks," he said. "We get
students who come here specifically for this."
Interestingly, Coppock, a professed "sec-
ond-career lawyer," was a member of the
mock trial team that won the same competi-
tion for Stetson in 1996.
Trial advocacy competitions allow law stu-
dents to practice their trial skills before dis-
tinguished members of the law profession.
Teams are judged by their skills in case prepa-
ration, opening statements, use of facts, the
examination of lay and expert witnesses, and
closing arguments.
The team's next competition will be in Oc-
tober, but with two of the four current mem-
bers graduating, Coppock will be looking for
replacements. .
He expects to have 75 to 90 second-year
law students tryout for a position on next
year's team.


Number of Drywall Complaints in Florida


0 2 11


m Pinellas 2

* Hillsborough 11

* Manatee- 32 ,

* Lee- 36

SSt. Lucie 26

0 Sarasota --22

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Number of high sulfur drywall complaints reported to the Florida Department of Health.


investors dealing with.the ramifications of high
sulfur contefit drywall imported from China,
help may be on the way.
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson has proposed a piece
of legislation aimed at initiating a recall and im-
posing an immediate ban on building products
from China. The proposed recall is based on
findings by a Florida homebuilder and state of-
ficials who have confirmed the presence of sul-
fide gases in homes built with Chinese-made
drywall.
Nelson said he is pressing the Consumer
Products Safety Commission for a recall in the
hopes of jump-starting a process for helping af-
fected homeowners with the costs of repairs or
replacement, which under the proposed legisla-
tion would be the responsibility of the'manu-
sfurtpurt


homes with high sulfur content drywall in Lee
County since February, explained that looking
solely at the country of origin stamp is not
enough.
"We are not convinced that it is all Chinese
drywall," he said. "We found some drywall with
Spanish. We don't know if it was re-labeled, but
it had high sulfur content.
Johnson said homeowners- should look for
the blackening of electrical wiring, brass fit-
tings, copper plumbing fixtures.and piping, and
air conditioning'coils. They should examine the
backs of washer and dryer plugs.to see if black
soot has accumulated.
Homeowners should also take note of a
strange smell, like that of rotting eggs or an ex-
ploded fire cracker.


The legislation, would also push for an in- Pinellas county connection
terim ban on imports until it can create federal Though the Florida Department of Health
drywall safety standards, a move intended to has only fielded two complaints of high sulfur
protect consumers from similar situations in content drywall from Pinellas County-both on
the future, the same street-some believe that .as public
awareness of the issue grows, so will the num-
What to look for ber of cases of the problematic drywall in Pinel-
Homeowners are encouraged to look for a las County.
country of origin indicated on the back or side of "After dealing with this situation the first
the drywall of homes built between 2004 and thing I did was inform my associates of this
2007 when trying to identify if they have a batch problem," Apostolou said. "I really feel this is
of the tainted drywall. the tip of the iceberg. It is going to mushroom
But Johnson, who has encountered at least 50 and be a lot worse than anyone anticipates."



Researchers find new


treatment for anemia


GAINESVILLE Univer-
sity of Florida research has
helped uncover a potential
treatment for the type of ane-
mia that commonly exacer-
bates chronic illnesses such
as cancer and AIDS.
SIn a study published in the'
April issue of Nature Genet-
ics, researchers describe how
a protein typically associated
with good joint health could
help counter one of the body's
defenses gone awry.
Iron is essential to the bio-
molecular mechanics of cell
division, and bacterial infec-
tions need it in copious
amounts to spread. As a natu-
ral antibiotic control system,
the human body restricts iron
distribution when tissues are
inflamed or irritated.
Iron is also needed to pro-
duce hemoglobin with which
the blood carries oxygen.
SDuring long illnesses that
trigger this defense mecha-
nism, hemoglobin production
drops choking off oxygen
and further weakening already
damaged bodies.
This leads to a condition
known as anemia of chronic
disease. Unlike anemia


brought on by a lack of dietary
iron, genetic conditions or
bleeding, this type of anemia
can only be treated by allevi-
ating its root cause.
In cases involving in-
tractable conditions such as
AIDS, that's often impossible.
However, with the analyt-
ical help of UF researcher
Mitch Knutson, scientists at
Harvard Medical School found
that a compound called bone
morphogenetic protein 6
(BMP6) interferes with the.
regulatory hormone hepcidin
to release pent-up iron.
"As modern medicine im-
proves and we continue to live
longer, it means that the num-
ber of people living with long-
term illnesses that are diffi-
cult to cure is skyrocketing,"
said Knutson, an iron metabo-
lism expert at the Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences. "Right now, the only
way to get rid of the anemia
that makes these conditions
worse is to get rid of the dis-
ease that's the problem in the
first place. If you can sidestep
that, you could make a lot of
people better in a significant
way."


Research has thus far been
confined to mice and test-tube
samples. But the researchers
predict that treatment for hu-
mans could ultimately take
the easy-to-administer form
.of an injection.
The work also lends in-
sight to a condition known as
juvenile hemochromatosis, a
genetic disease sometimes
called "iron overload," in
which iron accumulates in the
liver, heart, joints and brain.
The damage often leads to di-
abetes and arthritis.
"Iron is essential for life,
but too much or too little of
this element is deadly," said
Billy Andriopoulos Jr., a re-
searcher at Harvard Medical
School. "Understanding how
our body maintains a safe bal-
ance is complicated, which is
why it's a good thing that re-
searchers like Mitch con-
tribute to the effort."
Scientists from the Uni-
versity Hospital of Modena
and Reggio Emilia in Modena,
Italy, and the University of Za-
greb in Croatia also con-
tributed.


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