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Since 1954 PINELLAS-NEWS.com Friday, July 17, 2009 I 250


Friendship TrailBridge Oversite Committee


Votes Option One Save the Entire Bridge


On Tuesday at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural & Natural History Center, L-R
Pinellas County Planning Director Brian Smith discusses the options and answers
questions from Pinellas County Commissioners Calvin D. Harris and Nancy Bostock
as members of the Friendship TrailBridge Oversight Committee regarding the future
of the Old Gandy Bridge.


BY ROBERT M POTTER
EDITOR
In 1999, the old Gandy Bridge
Span had been converted into a
recreational 2.6 mile span joining
Pinellas and Hillsborough County
used by bicyclists, joggers,
rollerbladers, and fishermen. Re-
named the Friendship Trail-
Bridge, an estimated 500,000 peo-
ple used the bridge for recreation.
Pinellas and Hillsborough county
commissioners established the
Friendship TrailBridge Oversight
Committee and shared the $
300,000.00 annual maintenance
cost.
Then in 2008, Engineers from
Kisinger Campo & Associates and
SDR Engineering Consultants
discovered that the bridge was de-
teriorating faster than expected.
The damage was significant
enough to force both Hillsborough
and Pinellas Public Works to issue
the immediate closure of the
Friendship TrailBrige effective
December 22, 2008.
The report also gave estimates
from $4.1 million to repair just the
initial spans on each end of the
bridge to $ 12 million dollars to
demolish the bridge to $ 81.8 mil-
lion dollars to demolish the old
bridge and build a replacement.
However, with the economy en-
tering a deepening recession
funding for any of the options to
save the bridge seemed financially
impossible. A follow-up study was
ordered.
Pinellas and Hillsborough
counties received a follow-up in-
spection report for the Friendship
TrailBridge. The inspection and
tests confirmed the initial reports
that girders of the bridge were
heavily corroded and broken. Sev-
eral options and their cost were
provided in the report that in-
cluded repair, replacement and/or
demolition of all or portions of the
bridge. The full report, along with
graphics of proposed options, is
available on the Friendship Trail-
Bridge Oversight Committee
website.
Then on June 17, 2009, the De-


apartment of Transportation issued
a revised notice announcing fund-
ing availability, project selection
criteria, application requirements,
and the deadline for submitting
applications, which is September
15, 2009, as related to the Amer-
ican Recovery and Reinvestment
Act of 2009.
Titled the "TIGER" Discre-
tionary Grants, an acronym for
"Transportation Investment Gen-
erating Economic Recovery", $1.5
billion was made available for
grants through September 30,
2011. The Secretary of Trans-
portation made grants on a com-
petitive basis for "capital invest-
ments in surface transportation
infrastructure projects that will
have a significant impact on the
Nation, a metropolitan area, or a
region".
"Projects eligible for funding
provided under this program in-
clude, but are not limited to, high-
way or bridge projects, public
transportation projects, passen-
ger and freight rail transportation
projects, and port infrastructure
investments" according to DOT's
web site.
Though it is unknown who said
what to whom, an epiphany did
occur and "Repairing the Friend-
ship TrailBridge is a match for a
TIGER Grant" according to Pinel-
las Planning Director Brian Smith.
Going back to this past Tues-
day, a public hearing was held on
Weedon Island, where approxi-
mately 140 people attended a
meeting of the Friendship Trail-
Bridge Oversight Committee, at
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural
and Natural History Center in St.
Petersburg. They were briefed on
the various repairs or demolish
options for the span.
According to Pinellas County
sources 94% of the comments re-
ceived by the committee at that
meeting expressed that Option
one, saving the bridge at a cost of
approximately $ 15 million was
the preferred option, if grant
money could be received.
See TRAILBRIDGE I Page 2


photo by Mary E. Potter
The Friendship TrailBridge, converted from Auto to recreational trail allowed bikers, joggers, rollerbladers, and fishermen easy
access between the counties. However the aging of the 1950's concrete was no match for the salt water corrosion and erosion
of Tampa Bay. After engineers discovered the Skyway Bridge's concrete was deteriorating faster than expected, the order was
given to inspect all other bridges in the surrounding Tampa Bay area. This led to the discovery of the state that the Friendship
TrailBridge was in. This confirmed the same pattern of accelerated degradation as seen around the Skyway. On December
22, the TrailBridge was closed to all traffic. Now with the possiblility of a DOT "TIGER" Grant, after major repairs, the Friendship


CRAWFORD WINS ALL-



STAR MVP

Carl Crawford
*SLG: .439 *AVG: .309 @Stolen Bases: 44
@All Star Game Apeareances: 3
*Winner Ted Williams All Star Player Award: 1
Quotes Describing the Moment: "It's definitely probably my best catch I've
ever made...You know, I'm just so happy..." Stats and Quotes courtesy of MLB







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Pinellas News File Photo
Not with his lightning speed and stealing bases ability, not with his hitting skills or RBI's,but with his leather glove and a vertical
leap, Tampa Bay Ray's Carl Crawford in his third time at the mid-summer All Star Game Tuesday night won the MVP Award by
reaching over the fence in Left Field and catching what would have been the go ahead home run for the National League Team.
It was tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 7th inning. Colorado Slugger Brad Hawpe took Boston Red Sox closer Johathan's Papelbon
first pitch for a Home Run Ride to left field only for "CC" to perfectly time a leap to catch the ball and bring it back into the
field of play, giving the American League Team it's first out in the bottom of the 7th inning. The AL team went on to win the All
Star game 4-3 giving the American League the home field advantage for the World Series again. The last time the National
League won the All Star game was in 1996 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia with a score of 6-0.


INSIDE
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Calendar ......... 2 RAYS...............6
Classifieds .......5 Legal Ads.........4
Briefs ...............3
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NEWS 'U


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EVENTS CALENDAR
Today, JULY 17, 2009


Submit your events to
news@pinellas-news.com


Lunch with Drella and the Director: Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. N.E.
11:30 a.m. Gourmet lunch and tour of the Warhol exhibition with Dr. John
Schloder. www.fine-arts.org or 727-896-2667.
Friday Night Wine & Music Series: BayWalk151 2nd Ave. N.5 to 8 p.m. "Wine
down" the summer evenings with musical entertainment and some bubbly.
Jazz at the MFA Stolen Idols.
Summer Jazz series Museum of Fine Arts: 255 Beach Dr. N.E. 6 p.m. Summer
Jazz series invites you to enjoy music from some of the most eclectic bands in
the bay area. www.fine-arts.org or 727-896-2667
St. Pete Shuffle: Shuffleboard Courts, 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
A hip twist on an old game. www.stpeteshuffle.com or 727-822-2083.
Salsa En St. Pete, Bay Area Intl. Latin Events: The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E., first
floor. 9 p.m. to midnight. Come early at 8:30 p.m. for free Salsa lessons. Have
fun dancing the night away at the waters edge. www.stpetepier.com or 727-
821-6443.
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2009
Ocean Conservancy Clean-ups : This event will be held off of Pinellas Bayway
Southheading to Fort Desoto. After the first toll take an immediate right, follow
the signs. The second clean up event will be held at Fort Desoto park 9 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. We will be meeting at the pavillions near the old fort, there will be
signs indicating where to meet. The third clean up event will be held on the Terre
Verde bridge. Please R.S.V.P. for further information and directions email intern-
fla@oceanconservancy.org
Craft Beer Expo : Progress Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey Theater, 400
1st St. S. 2 p.m. Over 20 new breweries, an expansion of the ever popular Beer
Seminars, "Brew Master" discussions, as well as seminars on Beer and Cheese
pairings, Beer and Food Pairings, a Beer Judging Class, and Home Brewing
Demonstrations. Pay special attention to the Beer Pairing Session this year: in
addition to the cheese pairing (Chimay Cheeses, Rogue Cheeses), the Beer pros
are combining beer with chocolate, curry, BBQ, raw oysters, and beer floats (yes
with ice cream). As reward for their tasting accomplishments, participants will
receive a 40-page "Beer Passport" with a listing of every brewery attended, as
well as the location of beer bars throughout Tampa Bay. www.mahaffeythe-
ater.com, 727-892-5767 or 727- 892-5798.
Sunrise Sale: Downtown Business Association merchants open their doors at
6:43 a.m. to celebrate the once a year sale. Businesses will have yellow flags
and balloons throughout downtown greeting customers with rock-bottom prices,
trunk sales and special sales throughout the morning and day. Have fun and
wear your PJs and get extra discounts and prizes from participating merchants.
www.stpetedowntownbiz.com Support the Pajama Program, bring new pj's or a
book, look for the drop off boxes at merchants. www.pajamaprogram.org
Saturday Guided Hikes: Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Dr. N.E. 9 a.m.
to 11 a.m. Guided hikes through coastal mangrove and upland ecosystems of
the Preserve. Join us to learn about the coastal environment and the early resi-
dents of Weedon Island Preserve. Be sure to bring water and a snack for this 2-
hour hike. A hat and closed-toe shoes are also recommended. Pre-registration
is required. www.pinellascounty.org/environment or 727-453-6500.
Saturday Summer Market: Progress Energy Center for the Arts, Mahaffey
Theater Parking Garage. 400 1st St. S. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vendors offer fresh pro-
duce, gourmet foods, baked goods, plants and flowers, featuring local artist, live
music, organic growers and green products. Relax and enjoy a delightful after-
noon in the shade of the garage and the cool breezes from the waterfront.
www.saturdaymorningmarket.co
Nature's Elements: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S. 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For ages 4 to 7, an adventure with Damon "Chep" Chepren.
Children will learn about butterflies, plants, gophers, tortoises, and many other
species. Trips into the preserve will provide an exhilarating learning experience.
www.stpete.org/boyd or 727-893-7326.
Dali Family Fun Saturdays: Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 3rd St. S. 11:45 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Dilly dally with Dali with fun games, puzzles and craft activities
which educate and encourage family interaction. In addition, Dali Family Guide
brochures are available that enable families to explore the collection on their
own and discover the magic of Dali. www.salvadordalimuseum.org or 727-823-
3767.
FISH-ful Saturday Celebrates The Year of the Fish: Ocean Study from Outer
Space.The Pier Aquarium, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. Noon to 2 p.m. www.pieraquari-
um.org or 727-895-7437.
Family Flicks! Movies on the Waterfront: The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E.
Waterside Courtyard. Dusk. Fun for the whole family. Bring your blanket and pil-
low. Jammies allowed! www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443.
Sunday, JULY 19, 2009
Peddler's Market and Antique Stroll: Grand Central District between 24th and
26th St. on Central Ave. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fun, music and great treasure hunting.
Enjoy a festive atmosphere and stroll through an eclectic variety of antique,
retail shops and restaurants. www.grandcentraldistrict.org or 727-328-7086.
Weedon Naturalist Program: Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Dr. N.E.
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.www.weedonislandpreserve.org or 727-463-6500.
Music Fest on the Water: "On Que Players".The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. 1 to 4
p.m. Relax by the water and enjoy the melodies of local musicians.
www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443.
Marly Music Society 2009 Summer Music Concert: Trio Solisti. Museum of
Fine Arts Marly Room, 255 Beach Dr. N.E. 2 p.m. www.fine-arts.org or 727-896-
2667.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Jungle Boogie: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S. 11:15 a.m.
For ages 3 to 5, from crafts to walks in the preserve, your child will learn about
Florida's natural ecosystems, animals, and plants. www.stpete.org/boyd or 727-
893-7326.
Oldies But Goodies Dance: The Pier, Dockside Eatery Food Court 800 2nd Ave.
N.E. Noon to 3 p.m. Alternating with "The Downtowners" & the Ron Berringer
Trio. This event is open to the public, but contains a group of seniors who have
been coming to The Pier for many years. www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wee-Time at Weedon, Mister Seahorse: Weedon Island Preserve, 1800
Weedon Dr. N.E. 9 a.m. This program is designed to introduce pre-school chil-
dren to the wonders of the natural world. Children are treated to a variety of sto-
ries, puppet shows, and hands-on activities that link them to their environment.
Each activity introduces children to the idea that everything in nature is con-
nected. www.weedonislandpreserve.org or 727-463-6500.
Oddlie: Studio at 620, 620 1st Ave. S. 7:30 p.m. Oddlie is a social outcast who
barely speaks but loves to sing, lives on a garbage heap and one day falls in love
with Poetry. Performing artist Aleshea Harris uses a singular blend of theatre,
spoken word and music to bring Oddlie's story to light and life.
www.studio620.com or 727-895-6620.
Aleshea Harris in Concert: Studio@620, 620 1st Ave. S. Times TBA. www.stu-
dio620.org or 727-895-6620.
Friday, July 24, 2009
S'REAL Friday Happy Hour: Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 3rd St. S. 5 to 8 p.m.
A summer staple, S'Real Fridays return to the Dali Museum with the inspiring
combination of music, art and libation. Enjoy our summer exhibits, hear a vari-
ety of jazz styles in a cafe setting, view unusual silent films, and enjoy our com-
plementary snacks and cash bar. www.salvadordalimuseum.org or 727-823-
3767.
Jazz at the MFA: Jeremy Carter Trio: Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. N.E.
6 p.m. Summer Jazz series invites you to enjoy music from some of the most
eclectic bands in the bay area. www.fine-arts.org or 727-896-2667.


Military


News

Seaman Apprentice Ryan A.
Church, son of Connie and Allen
Church of Safety Harbor, Fla., and
more than 7, 500 sailors of the
Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike
Group relieved the Eisenhower
Carrier Strike Group as Com-
mander, Task Force (CTF) 50 and
launched its first aircraft sorties
from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14
in support of Operation Enduring
Freedom in Afghanistan.
This marks the fourth deploy-
ment for the Nimitz-class aircraft
carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN
76) San Diego, Calif., commis-
sioned in July 2003, and its return
to Afghanistan. More than 5, 000
sailors, 20 percent of whom are
women, serve aboard USS Ronald
Reagan and hail from all 50 U.S.
States and 40 nations.
Operations in the U.S. 5th
Fleet area of operations are fo-
cused on reassuring regional part-
ners of the United States' com-
mitment to security, which
promotes stability and global
prosperity. The Eisenhower Car-
rier Strike Group operated within
the U.S. 5th Fleet since March.
USS Ronald Reagan is joined
by the guided-missile cruiser USS
Chancellorsville (CG 62). Other
Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike
Group ships will support mar-
itime security operations (MSO)
while deployed to the region. The
guided-missile destroyers USS
Decatur (DDG 73), USS Howard
(DDG 83) and USS Gridley (DDG
101) and the guided-missile
frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) will
help deter destabilizing activities
and ensure a lawful maritime or-
der in the Arabian Gulf, Arabian
Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden
and Red Sea.
The squadrons of CVW-14 in-
clude the "Redcocks" of Strike
Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22, the
"Fist of the Fleet" of VFA-25, the
"Stingers" of VFA-113, the "Ea-
gles" of VFA-115, the "Black Ea-
gles" of Airborne Early Warning
Squadron (VAW) 113, the
"Cougars" of Tactical Electronic
Warfare Squadron (VAQ) 139 and
the "Black Knights" of Helicopter
Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4.
A detachment from Fleet Logis-
tics Squadron (VRC) 30 is provid-
ing logistics support to the car-
rier.
Church is a 2006 graduate of
Countryside High School of
Clearwater, FL and joined the
Navy in September 2008.

TRAILBRIDGE I Continued from Page 1
While Pinellas County com-
missioners Nancy Bostock and
Calvin Harris were hearing their
constituents voice their support
for option one. the committee still
had to hear from Hillsborough
residence at the Jan Platt Re-
gional Library, in Tampa before
making a recommendation to
their respective county commis-
sion.
Hillsborough County Commis-
sioners Jim Norman and Al Hig-
ginbotham post hearing com-
ments neutral waiting to hear
from their county residents on
Wednesday.
Wednesday meeting at the Jan
Platt library was standing room
only with attendance estimated
greater than 240 area residents.
After the meeting the committee
according to Bay News 9 reports
would recommend that the Bridge
be saved Options and TIGER
grant funding be pursued.
The next step in the process
will be for both county commis-
sions to vote favorable and the
grant package be delivered to
DOT by September 15, 2009. To
find out more history and the
progress to save the Friendship
Trail Bridge visit www.trail-


bridge.org


Pinellas Park Firemen's
Movie Night


This Saturday night is the
monthly "Movies in the Park"
event run by the Pinellas Park
Firefighters.
The event starts at 7 P.M. at
the England Brothers Bandshell
and all proceeds will go towards
The Pinellas Park Firefighters
Benevolent Fund. The fund goes
back to the city to support resi-
dents at the holiday times and
also assists residents who have
had a fire at their home or busi-
ness. This months movie is Fly
Me To The Moon.

Mother & Daughters
arrested after Broom
Handle and Fist Attack
ST PETERSBURG Deputies
have arrested a mother and her
two daughters Wednesday, after
the women attacked and beat a
female victim with fists and a
broom handle. Two of the women
were armed with knives. Accord-
ing to deputies, 48-year old
Shirley Ross and her daughter'
28-year-old Tessa Ross and 23-
year-old Krystal Ross showed up
at the victim's residence, and
forced their way into her home
and proceeded to beat her with
fists and a broom handle.
Shirley Ross and Tessa Ross
were armed with knives. The sus-
pects subsequently fled from the
residence in a white, four-door
Ford Tempo. Following the attack,
the victim called 911. A 45-year-
old was treated on scene for in-
juries sustained during the attack.
Upon their arrival, deputies
were able to quickly obtain a de-
scription of the vehicle and broad-
cast a possible direction of travel
to the Flight Unit which spotted a
vehicle matching the description
in the area of 34th street and 5th
Avenue North in St. Petersburg.
Deputies conducted a felony
traffic stop with the assistance of
St. Petersburg Police Department
at Dartmouth North at 34th
Street where the suspects were
arrested. Shirley Ross was ar-
rested for burglary-battery, armed
burglary, and aggravated assault
with a knife. Tessa Ross was ar-
rested for armed burglary, bur-
glary-battery, aggravated battery
with a broomstick, and aggravated
assault with a knife. Krystal Ross
was arrested for burglary-battery
and accessory to armed burglary.
During the stop, deputies
found two children ages 9 and 6
inside the vehicle. The two boys
who are known to the suspects
and were in their care, had been
left inside the vehicle during the
attack.
Investigators say the attack ap-
parently stems from a several
month long feud between the sus-
pect and the victim. At one point
the two lived together in the
same household.
An unidentified fourth suspect
is being sought in connection with
the incident and the investigation
continues.
Local Pinellas County
Students make Honor
Roll at Southern
Methodist University

DALLAS, The following stu-
dents attending Southern
Methodist University achieved
the undergraduate honor roll for
the Spring 2009 semester.
Candice Griffith, a resident of
St. Pete Beach and a Junior at
SMU in Dallas, is included on the
honor roll with distinction for the
Fall 2008 semester, which re-
quires that a student be in the top
10 percent of their school of
record.
Nathaniel French, a resident of
St. Petersburg and a Senior at
SMU in Dallas, is included on the


honor roll with high distinction
for the Fall 2008 semester, which
requires that a student be in the


top 5 percent of their school of
record.
Melinda Lang, a resident of St
Petersburg and a Senior at SMU
in Dallas, is included on the honor
roll with high distinction for the
Fall 2008 semester, which re-
quires that a student be in the top
5 percent of their school of record.
Garrett Landry, a resident of
Belleair Bluffs and a Senior at
SMU in Dallas, is included on the
honor roll for the Fall 2008 se-
mester, which requires that a stu-
dent be in the top 15 percent of
their school of record.
April Zinober, a resident of
Palm Harbor and a Sophomore at
SMU in Dallas, is included on the
honor roll for the Fall 2008 se-
mester, which requires that a stu-
dent be in the top 15 percent of
their school of record.
SMU's Fall 2008 enrollment in-
cluded 6,110 undergraduate stu-
dents. A private university lo-
cated in the heart of Dallas, SMU
is building on the vision of its
founders, who imagined a distin-
guished center for learning
emerging from the spirit of the
city. Today, 11,000 students bene-
fit from the national opportunities
and international reach afforded
by the quality of SMU's seven de-
gree-granting schools.



Pinellas

County

Emergency

Management

Reminds You

CLEARWATER You have
been spending the past few
months busy finding your home's
evacuation level, stocking your
survival kit and preparing your
important papers. But, have you
taken the time to look at some of
the finer points of your personal
hurricane preparedness plan? It's
a good time to tie up the loose
ends in your hurricane plans.
Some of the items which are fre-
quently overlooked include:
Preparing your pets. Pets are
part of the family, but people end
up in dangerous situations time
and time again. Should an evacu-
ation be ordered, many pet own-
ers will risk everything because
they haven't made arrangements
for their pets. With a plan, pet
owners can leave their pets safely
at a boarding facility or stay at
with friends or at a hotel which
welcomes pets.
*Your car kit Your home may
be ready, but do you have the es-
sential items in your car? Jumper
cables, a flashlight, a first aid kit,
a small tool kit and some extra
nonperishable food and water may
mean the difference between get-
ting to your destination safely and
being stuck on the road.
Do you rely on public trans-
portation? If so, the Pinellas Sun-
coast Transit Authority has the
answer for you. During evacua-
tion orders, PSTA buses run reg-
ular rush-hour routes stopping
at the regular bus stops until
winds increase to 40 miles per
hour. People can board the bus for
free and take it to a shelter or to
a friend's home to ride out the
storm.
Do you have your medicines?
It is critical that residents get
enough prescription medication
to last a minimum of two weeks.
Florida Statute 252.358 and
462.0275 require all insurers and
managed-care organizations to
suspend refill-too-soon restric-
tions when a patient seeks a refill
in a county under a hurricane
warning or in a state of emer-
gency. Remember to also include
over-the-counter medications you
may take!
Do you rent? Your apartment
may be in a non-evacuation zone,
but what will your landlord or


property manager do should a
storm threaten?


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Cuban Tree Frogs Settlement reached in What are These

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photo by Eric Zamora /UF & IFAS
In this photo released by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, amphibian expert Steve Johnson shows the size difference between two
female Cuban tree frogs, at his lab in Plant City Tuesday, July 14, 2009. The larger
frog is typical of the size the animal reaches in its native range in the Caribbean;
the smaller specimen is typical of invasive specimens captured in Central Florida.
Johnson recently published a journal article suggesting the frogs reach smaller size
in colder climates, potentially reducing their negative impact in the Southeastern
U.S.


GAINESVILLE Invasive
Cuban tree frogs are spreading
through Florida, but a new Uni-
versity of Florida study -ui..s
their impact could weaken as they
move farther north, because
colder weather seems to reduce
their average size.
Smaller Cuban tree frogs
would lay fewer eggs and be less
likely to eat native frogs, said
Steve Johnson, an assistant pro-
fessor with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. Cold
weather may also shorten the
frogs' breeding season and life
span.
The study, authored by John-
son and Monica McGarrity, a UF
biological scientist, was published
in the June issue of the journal
Biological Invasions.
"This is a hint of a silver lin-
ing," Johnson said. "We usually
don't discover things about inva-
sive species where we say 'hey,
there's a little bit of hope here.'
Usually it's the other way
around."
The findings give wildlife man-
agers and researchers in South-
eastern states new reason to
monitor local Cuban tree frog
sightings and captures, he said.
Further observation will confirm
whether the frogs continue get-
ting smaller as they spread north,
and could provide valuable infor-
mation to officials preparing for
possible infestations.
The frogs were introduced to
South Florida in the early 20th
century, Johnson said. Today,
they're established in most of
peninsular Florida, and individu-
als have been reported in
Florida's Panhandle, Alabama,
Mississippi, Georgia, South Car-
olina, Texas, Maryland, Min-
nesota and Canada.
It's unclear how far north the
frogs could survive, but in ex-
tremely cold climates they would
have to find warm places to ride
out the winter, such as heated
buildings, he said.
Though not dangerous to peo-
ple, Cuban tree frogs pose a nui-
sance. They enter homes, secrete
an irritating chemical from their
skin, and trigger power outages
by climbing into utilities equip-
ment. They're also suspected of
depleting populations of native


tree frogs.
"Cuban tree frogs are now the
most commonly encountered tree
frog in South Florida, at least in
human-inhabited areas," Johnson
said. "It should be the native
green tree frogs and squirrel tree
frogs."
In the study, Johnson and Mc-
Garrity measured the length of
almost 350 Cuban tree frogs col-
lected in Orange, Hillsborough
and Alachua counties. Statistical
analysis of these frogs showed
that, on average, females were 53
millimeters (2.1 inches) long,
males 43 mm (1.7 inches) long.
Prior studies showed Cuban
tree frogs in South Florida's Ever-
glades National Park averaged 64
mm (2.5 inches) for females, 46
mm (1.8 inches) for males. Fe-
males from Cuba averaged 72 mm
(2.8 inches), males 47 mm (1.8
inches).
"When we have these popula-
tion values, that's an average,"
Johnson said. "There's still going
to be animals larger than aver-
age."
The frogs can reach more than
120 mm (4.7 inches) long on their
home turf, which includes Cuba,
the Bahamas and the Cayman Is-
lands. Females grow bigger than
males, and a very large one can
produce more than 15,000 eggs
per year. Large females are also
more apt to eat native frogs.
Cuban tree frogs come in
many colors, including white, yel-
low, green, gray and dark brown.
Apart from sheer size, their dis-
tinguishing features are unusually
large eyes and toe pads, and warty
skin.
Despite the problems they
cause in Florida, Cuban tree frogs
are sold as pets, Johnson said. He
cautions people who buy the am-
phibians to make sure they can't
escape, and to never turn them
loose in the wild.
"The issue of invasive animals
in Florida is huge, and I think the
general public doesn't realize how
great a problem we have," he
said.
For more information, see
Johnson's publication "The Cuban
Treefrog, Osteopilus septentrion-
alis in Florida," at
httn://edis ifas nfl 1edu/UW259.


TALLAHASSEE At-
torney General Bill Mc-
Collum today announced
that a settlement has
been reached in a case
brought by Chase Card
Services against affili-
ated Hess Kennedy com-
panies which engaged in
fraudulent debt settle-
ment activities. Under
the settlement approved
earlier this week, Chase
will release the credit
card debt of approxi-
mately 13,000 con-
sumers nationwide, in-
cluding over 900 Florida
residents, who con-
tracted with the Hess
Kennedy companies for
the fraudulent services.*
Laura Hess and the
Hess Kennedy Compa-
nies are currently in Re-
ceivership as a result of
a lawsuit filed by the At-
torney General's Office
in February 2008. Chase
Card Services will re-
ceive a payment from
the assets of the Hess
Kennedy companies for
damages Chase sus-
tained from Hess
Kennedy activities. Im-
pacted consumers will
soon receive letters from
the Receiver containing
the additional informa-
tion about the effect of
the settlement on
them.*
The Attorney Gen-
eral's Office had sued
and obtained injunctions
and Receivership orders
against Hess and her
companies for engaging
in deceptive debt settle-
ment and debt manage-
ment practices that vic-
timized tens of
thousands of consumers.
Hess and the Hess
Kennedy group of com-
panies are now under
Receivership as a result
of the Attorney Gen-
eral's lawsuit. Chase


Card Services cooper-
ated with the Attorney
General's Office to as-
sist in the actions against
the Hess Kennedy com-
panies and partnered
with the Attorney Gen-
eral to have an injunction
entered against Hess
Kennedy to further pro-
tect consumers from
Hess Kennedy's abusive
practices.*
The lawsuit against
Laura Hess was filed by
the Attorney General's
Economic Crimes Divi-
sion and named Hess's
Broward County law
firm and several other
Florida-based companies
she controlled. The law-
suit accused Hess of
signing thousands of
credit card debtors up for
debt management serv-
ices and claiming the law
firm would provide legal
services to cancel debts
for pennies on the dollar.
Representatives of Hess
allegedly told con-
sumers that the compa-
nies had audited the con-
sumers' accounts and
found numerous viola-
tions under the Fair
Credit Billing Act, then
sent notices to creditors
disputing all charges.
Consumers were falsely
told that once these no-
tices were issued, the
consumers did not have
to pay creditors and
creditors could not sue
or otherwise take action
against them. This de-
ception led to lawsuits
and other actions against
several debtors.*
A Receiver is a court-
appointed individual who
takes control of the op-
erations of a company or
companies for the pur-
pose of protecting assets
and customers under the
authority of the court.


Woman Killed

Leanin g out

Pickup Truck

Pinellas Park On Tuesday, just after 1:00 a.m,
officers were notified of an apparent traffic related
fatality by personnel from Northside Hospital.
A man had pulled up to the emergency room with
a passenger who had suffered traumatic head in-
jures. Hospital personnel were told that the woman
was leaning out of the passenger window and struck
her head on a mailbox in the 4600 block of Lake
Boulevard.
The woman, a 20 year old female, was pro-
nounced deceased at the hospital. The driver of the
truck has been identified as Karl Norman Jeckel, 24,
ofClearwater, FL.
Mr.Jeckel was driving a 2005 Chevrolet pick-up
truck and was on his to his home in the Lakes sub-
division where the crash occurred.
Evidence obtained at this stage would indicate
that Ms. Gaskin was extending her upper body out
of the passenger side window area when her head
struck a mailbox.
The victim has been identified as Angela Gaskin,
20, of Ocala, FL. Ms, Gaskin has recently been re-
siding with Mr. Jeckel. At this point the investiga-
tion is continuing, and thus far the description of the
incident is consistent with the evidence. Traffic
homicide investigators are continuing their exami-
nation into all facets of this incident.




Ropin' in the Swamp


photo by I homas Wright UF/IFAS
Justin Johnson of Live Oak, Fla., left, and Derrick Davis of
Callahan, Fla. rope a steer at the Ropin' in the Swamp
competition at UF's Horse Teaching Unit in Gainesville. The
annual event involves team roping, where two riders attempt
to secure a steer as quickly as possible.


'. *


photo by Thomas Wright UF/IFAS
In this photo released from the University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences, urban entomology
professor Phil Koehler examines an Eastern Subterranean
termite at the Urban Entomology lab on UF's main campus in
Gainesville Friday, April 17, 2009. Koehler and research
associate scientist Roberto Pereira say termites haven't been
swarming in the last five years, which could be bad news for
homeowners who mistakenly assume that because they don't
see swarms, they don't have termites. The pair suggest that a
combination of Southeastern drought conditions and better
controls are the reason for the dearth of swarms.


GAINESVILLE-
Chew on this: Just be-
cause you haven't seen
termite swarms in or
around your house,
doesn't mean they're not
busily devouring it.
It's been about five
years since the south-
eastern U.S. saw a good
termite swarm season
like those that were once
common, University of
Florida researchers say.
Swarms of termites fly
from their nests to mate
and start new colonies.
In the last few years,
termites have swarmed
maybe two or three
days, but nothing like the
frequent, repeated
swarms that used to oc-
cur, said Phil Koehler, an
urban entomology pro-
fessor with UF's Insti-
tute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences.
Koehler believes he
knows why swarms are
scarce. Pest control op-
erators have begun to
see wingless, crawling
termites. Termites don't
need to fly to mate, so
rather than swarming,
they're crawling off by
the thousands to form
new colonies, he said.
That means home-
owners and even pest
control experts can miss
these events, because no
telltale wings are left be-
hind. And without evi-
dence of infestation,
homeowners may not
get the warning they
need.
"It's like having a
smoke alarm without a
battery in it," Koehler
said. "If you have ter-
mites right now, you
could have significant
damage and not have any
sign of it."
Floridians deal with
two main types of ter-
mites: subterranean ter-
mites, which tunnel from
moist underground
places and attack homes
from the ground up; and
drywood termites, which
are found in the dry
wood of the house. Both
species can go unde-
tected until they've done
extensive damage to a
home.
Typically, subter-
ranean termites swarm
from January until about
April while their dry-
wood counterparts have
a peak swarming time in
June and July.


Koehler and research
associate scientist
Roberto Pereira believe
two factors have kept
termite swarms to a
minimum: better pest
control methods and
drought conditions in the
southeastern U.S.
Despite recent heavy
rains and even flooding
in some areas, much of
Florida remains under
severe drought condi-
tions, according to IFAS'
Southeast Climate Con-
sortium.
When deprived of wa-
ter, subterranean ter-
mites stay underground
searching for it, Koehler
said, which is why he be-
lieves the drought is at
least partly to blame for
the dearth of swarms.
Koehler and Pereira the-
orize that drought condi-
tions have forced ter-
mites underground for
so long that by the time
they emerge, they've
lost their wings.
If limited swarming
continues, it would un-
derscore the need for
homeowners to seek
professional termite
treatment, he said.
The state's building
codes were strength-
ened in 2001 to require
that new construction in-
clude termite protection.
In 2004, the state man-
dated that builders
choose termite-protec-
tion products from a list
of 64 proven effective in
Florida.
Even with those
rules, about half of
Florida's homeowners
have no termite protec-
tion, Koehler said.
"It's pretty cheap to
prevent termites, but ex-
pensive if you get them,"
Pereira said.
Florida Pest Control
President D.R. Sapp Jr.,
whose company's 20 of-
fices cover much of
Florida, said he agrees
with researchers' theo-
ries about better con-
trols and climate.
"It used to be when
termites started swarm-
ing, our phones would
ring off the hook," he
said. "But termites
haven't left, they're still
here. They just don't
rear their heads and
make their presence
known as they did in the
past."




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Where to find our Boxes


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


TREASURE ISLAND
Corner of 119th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard


SEMINOLE
Perkins, 8841 Park Blvd. (Behind CVS)









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NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
Case No.: 09-00-6799- FD-14
UCN:
522009DR006799XXFDFD

In RE: The Marriage of:
TRACY WILLIAM CAIN,
Petitioner/Husband
and

HYON NAN CAIN,
Respondent/Wife,

TO: HYON NAN CAIN
2572 JEFFERSON AVE
APARTMENT F
YUBA CITY,
CA 95993-8852
(Last known address)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on TRACY
WILLIAM CAIN, whose address
is Gary E. Williams, Attorney for
Petitioner, 4625 East Bay Drive
Suite 314, Clearwater, FL 33764
on or before AUG 7, 2009, and
file the original with the clerk of
this Court at 315 Court Street,
Clearwater, FL 33756 before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter, If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office notified
of your current address. You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915. Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: July 6, 2009.
KEN BURKE
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Pinellas County, FL 33756-5165
By: /s/ Rhonda R. Ditty
Deputy Clerk
1i 10 FI 1017 94 1 m009 071005

FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Pursuant to section 865.09
Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the undersigned,
desiring to engage in business
under the fictitious name of
FLORAL ALLIANCE
CONNECTION
Located at 2850 Swan Circle.
in the County of Pinellas, in the
City of Dunedin, Florida, zip
code 34698 intends to register the
same name with the Division of
Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida.
Dated at Dunedin, Florida,
this 15th day of July, 2009, by
AAF FLORAL ALLIANCE, LLC.
John Henderson,
Managing Member
Fletcher & Pilch LLP
Designated Legal Counsel
FN071706 JULY 17, 2009 071706


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NUMBER: 09-3418-ES-4
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
LUTHER GOLDEN, JR.,
Deceased.
The administration of the
Estate of Luther Golden, Jr.,
Deceased, whose date of death
was January 29, 2009; is pending
in the Circuit Court for Pinellas
County, Florida, Probate
Division; File Number 09-3418-
ES4; the address of which is 315
Court Street, Clearwater, Florida
33756. The names and addresses
of the Curator and the Curator's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent
and other persons, who have
claims or demands against
Decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, 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 who
have claims or demands against
the 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 THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED 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 PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS
JULY 10, 2009.
Alan M. Gross
4731 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Alan M. Gross
ALAN M. GROSS, PA.
Attorneys for Curator
4731 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Telephone: (727) 327-0100
Facsimile: (727) 327-1797
Florida Bar No. 510602
SPN: 815601
13342 JUL 10, 17, 2009 071003


NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE
6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR PINELLAS
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE: 09-6675-FD-12
JONATHAN CRAIG
BERGERON
PETITIONER
And
DANYEL DEANNA PITTMAN
RESPONDENT
TO: DANYEL DEANNA
PITTMAN
821 OLD STAGE RD
APT 24
FALLBROOK, CA 92028
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against
you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on
JONATHAN CRAIG BERG-
ERON, whose address is 1600
55TH ST. N.; ST PETERS-
BURG, FL 33710-5715 on or
before JULY 24, 2009 and file the
original with the clerk of this
Court at 545 1ST AVE N.; ST.
PETERSBURG, FL 33701
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the petition.
Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office notified
of your current address. You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915. Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285,
Florida Family Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents
and information. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated: June 23, 2009
KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Rhonda R. Ditty
Deputy Clerk
315 Court Street
Clearwater, Pinellas County FL
33756-5165
DM062613 JUN 26, JUL 3,10,17,
2009 062613


NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE: 08-694-CI-011
UCN: 08-694-CI-011

FREMONT INVESTMENT & LOAN
Plaintiffs,
VS.
STACY SLAUGHTER, et. al.
Defendants

JOHN MESSMORE,
Cross-Plaintiff,
Vs.
STACY SLAUGHTER, et. al.
Cross-Defendants.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated JUNE 25, 2009 and entered in Case No. 08-694-CI-
011 of the Circuit Court of the 6TH Judicial Circuit in and for PINEL-
LAS County, Florida wherein FREMONT INVESTMENT and LOAN,
is Plaintiff and STACY SLAUGHTER; JOHN MESSMORE; JOHN
DOE N/K/A JASON RAINER and KINGSTON COURT TOWN-
HOMES HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC., are the
Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
CLEARWATER COURTHOUSE at 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Pinellas County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. o'clock on the 30th day of
JULY,2009 the following described property as set forth in said Order
or Final Judgment, to-wit:

Lot 7, KINGSTON COURT TOWNHOMES, according to the
Map or Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 129, at Page 32,
of the Public Records of PINELLAS County, Florida, a/k/a:
317 8th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH-
IN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
DATED THIS 1ST DAY OF JULY, 2009.
KEN BURKE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: I/S/ DERELYNN REVIEW
As Deputy Clerk
Prepared by and return to:
Jennifer A. Coya, Esq.,
J. H. GANGUZZA & ASSOC
1360 S DIXIE HWY STE 100
CORAL GABLES, FL 33146-2904
18485 JUL 10, 17, 2009 071001C





NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
REF #: 06-3105-CI-19
UCN: 522006CA003105XXCICI

CATHERINE T CAPEK
Plaintiff,
vs.
FRANCIS C. REEDER, RYAN JORDAN, OR THE
HEIRS AND/OR DEVISEES AT LAW OF RYAN
JORDAN, IF DECEASED; AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS,
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
Defendants,
TO THE PARTIES NAMED BELOW, WITH LAST
KNOWN / POSSIBLE ADDRESSES:
Ryan Jordan,
276 Mechanic Street,
Leominster, MA 01453.

The heirs and/or devisees at law of Ryan Jordan, if deceased,
addresses unknown.
All unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the
above named defendants (in the above case style and/or this Notice of
Action), who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees or
other claimants, addresses unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an amended action to quiet title to the
following real property located in Pinellas County, Florida: Lot 25,
COUNTRYSIDE WOODS TOWNHOUSES, according to the map or
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 96, Pages 16 & 17, Public Records
of Pinellas County, Florida, has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
Plaintiffs attorney, Frank W Goddard, Esquire, 4320 Central Avenue,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711, on or before 28 days after the date of the
first publication of this Notice, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court, 315 Court Street, Room 170, Clearwater, FL 33756 either
before service on Plaintiffs attorney, or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in
the AMENDED complaint or petition.
Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations
should call (727) 464-4062 (V/TDD), no later than seven (7) days prior
to any proceeding.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is June 26, 2009
DATED ON JUNE 22, 2009
KEN BURKE
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL 33756-5165
Rhonda R. Ditty
Deputy Clerk
10585 JUN 26, JUL 03, JUL 10, JUL 17, 2009 062618


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
CASE NO.: 06-02860-FD-24

In Re: The Matter Of:
NICHOLAS NEITZ,
Petitioner,
And
SAMANTHA NEITZ,
Respondent.

To: SAMANTHA NEITZ
157-1 Basin Rd
West Hurley, NY 12491

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that
an action for Supplemental
Petition For Modification Of
Final Judgment Of Dissolution
has been filed against you at in
the above action, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Bridget Heptner, Petitioners'
attorney, whose address is, 2560
Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Suite 250,
Clearwater, Florida 33765, on or
before the 31ST day of July,
2009, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Petitions s'
attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded-in the petition.
ANY PERSONS WITH A
DISABILITY REQUIRING
REASONABLE ACCOMMO-
DATIONS SHOULD CALL
(727) 464-4062 (VITDD), NO
LATER THAN SEVEN (7)
DAYS PRIOR TO ANY PRO-
CEEDING.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on 30th day of
JUNE, 2009.
KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
315 Court Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756-5192
(727)464-3267
/s/ Rhonda R. Ditty,
Deputy Clerk
1 0 1Hi i03 10 17 24 2(009 07007


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD
OF NURSING
CASE NO.: 2008-22943
LICENSE NO.: CNA 135563

IN RE: The license to practice
nursing of
Sharece S. McLean, C.N.A.
1084 North Keene Road
Clearwater, Florida 33755
&
1117A Woodlawn Street
Clearwater, Florida 33756

The Department of Health
has filed an Administrative
Complaint against you, a copy of
which may be obtained by con-
tacting, Trevor Suter, Assistant
General Counsel, Prosecution
Services Unit, 4052 Bald Cypress
Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
Florida 32399-3265, (850) 245-
4640
If no contact has been made
by you concerning the above by
August 7, 2009, the matter of the
Administrative Complaint will be
presented at an ensuing meeting
of the Board of Nursing in formal
proceeding.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending this
notice not later than seven days
prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice.
Telephone: (850) 245-4640,
1-800-955-8771(TDD) or
1-800-955-8770(V), via
Florida Relay Service.
16788 Ti 1 q 10.17 24 2009 070106




NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE BOARD
OF RESPIRATORY CARE
CASE NO.:2009-00140,
2009-00648,
2009-02563
LICENSE NO.: R.T. 7463

IN RE: The license to practice
respiratory care of
Raymond A. Anderson, C.R.T.
2008 El Dorado Court
Clearwater, Florida 33763

The Department of Health
has filed an Administrative
Complaint against you, a copy of
which may be obtained by con-
tacting, Anntionette Smith,
Assistant General Counsel,
Prosecution Services Unit, 4052
Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65,
Tallahassee Florida 32399-3265,
(850) 245-4640
If no contact has been made
by you concerning the above by
August 7, 2009, the matter of the
Administrative Complaint will be
presented at an ensuing meeting
of the Board of Respiratory Care
in formal proceeding.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the
individual or agency sending this
notice not later than seven days
prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice.
Telephone: (850) 245-4640,
1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via
Florida Relay Service.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY
FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION
FILE NO. 09-4157-ES4
UCN:
522009CP004157XXESXX
IN RE:ESTATE OF
ELWYN A. SMITH
Deceased
The administration of the
estate of Elwyn A. Smith,
deceased, whose date of death
was June 3, 2009, and whose
Social Security Number is 484-
34-5688, 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 repre-
sentative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney arc set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and other persons hav-
ing claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT 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 July 17, 2009.
REBECCA M. GERLACH
Personal Representative:
757 Wood Street
Dunedin, Florida 34698
JOHN E.M. ELLIS
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Ellis & Bradley
3637 Fourth St N. Suite 412
St. Petersburg, FL 33704-1337
Telephone: 727/822-3929
Florida Bar No. 0022486
12050 JUL 17, 24, 2009 071701

TRUSTEE'S
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Notice is given pursuant to
Florida Statute 737.305 that
JAMES J. ROBERTS JR., who
died on April 29, 2009, was
GRANTOR of THE LIVING
TRUST AGREEMENT REVO-
CABLE OF JAMES J.
ROBERTS, JR UTD 9/15/98,
FIRST AMENDMENT TO
TRUST dated 1/7/02, SECOND
AMENDMENT TO TRUST
dated 7/28/02, THIRD AMEND-
MENT TO TRUST dated
5/31/04, FOURTH AMEND-
MENT TO TRUST dated
7/25/04, and FIFTH AMEND-
MENT TO TRUST dated
7/28/05. The name and address of
the Successor Trustee are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
Trust 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 the SUC-
CESSOR TRUSTEE WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's Trust, must file their
claims with the SUCCESSOR
TRUSTEE WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS
AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this Notice is July 17, 2009.
Successor Trustee:
Jeanine Lucinda Colbert
C/O Cynthia J. Pfeiffer, Esq.
P.O. Box 2143
Largo, FL 33779
Attorney for Successor Trustee:
Cynthia J. Pfeiffer, Esq.
RPO. Box 2143
Largo, FL 33779
(727) 447-8486
Florida Bar #443212
12080 JUL 17,24,2009 071702


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 08-5780-ES-4
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEWELL L. ROBINSON, f/k/a
JEWELL L. ROOME
DECEASED
The administration of the
estate of Jewell L. Robinson, f/k/a
Jewell L. Roome, deceased,
whose date of death was August
8, 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 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 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 July 17, 2009.
JOHN T ROBINSON, JR
Personal Representative
603 -79th Avenue
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
CHARLES R. SILVERS,
ESQUIRE
Attorney for
Personal Representative
2430 30th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
727-823-7700
FBN: 240729 SPN: 00152990
14260 JUL 17, 24, 2009 071703
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 09-3517-ES4
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRGINIA STEWART BREW
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Virginia Stewart Brew,
deceased, whose date of death
was May 22, 2009, and whose
Social Security Number is 262-
50-0369, 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 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 SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
BLED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication
of this notice is July 17, 2009.
THOMAS RICHARD BREW, SR.
Personal Representative
885-39th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33703
JOHN E.M. ELLIS
Attorney for
Personal Representative
Ellis & Bradley
RPO. Box 356
St. Petersburg, FL 33731-0356
Telephone: 727/822-3929
Florida Bar No. 0022486
12050 JUL 17,24,2009 071704


NOTICE OF SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NUMBER 09-5253-CI-19

INNOVATIVE ASSET GROUP, LLC,
a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
v.
VENETIA COUNTRY CLUB, LLC.
VENETIA COUNTRY CLUB CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC., L.L 194 INVESTORS, LLC,
EP 168 INVESTORS, LLC, WP 192 INVESTORS,
LLC, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.

NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in this case, in the Circuit Court of Pinellas
County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Pinellas County,
Florida, described below at public sale to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the lobby of the Pinellas County Courthouse at 545 1st Ave
N. St. Petersburg, FL, at 11 a.m. on August 6, 2009:
Units 102, 103,104 and 106, Building 1; Unit 205,
Building 2; Unit 402, Building 4; Units 501 and 502, Building
5; Unit 708, Building 7; Units 802 and 808, Building 8; Units
901, 907 and 908, Building 9; Units 1001,1002,1006 and
1007, Building 10; Units 1103, 1105 and 1108, Building 11;
Units 1201, 1202, 1203, 1207, and 1208, Building 12; Unit
1303, Building 13; Unit 1401, Building 14; and Unit 1508,
Building 15, VENETIA COUNTRY CLUB, a Condominium,
according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, record-
ed in Official Records Book 14909, Page 1961, Public
Records of Pinellas County, Florida.
KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: /s/ DERELYNN REVIEW
Deputy Cerk
David A. Bacon, Esquire
Attorney for Plaintiff
2959 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
727-327-3935
SPN: 088587/FBN: 251593
18255 JUL 17, 24, 2009 071708





NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN
AND FOR PINELLAS COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.09-2538-ES003
IN RE: The Estate of
ROSALIE H. MACDOUGALL,
deceased.
The administration of the
estate of ROSALIE H. MAC-
DOUGALL, deceased, File
Number 09-2538-ES-003, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas County, Florida, Probate
Department, 315 Court St.,
Clearwater, Florida 33756. The
name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All persons on whom this
notice is served who have objec-
tions that challenge the validity of
the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue or
jurisdiction of this Court are
required to file their objections
with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY ON
THEM.
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 with three months
after the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30)
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY 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 (3) MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING
THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED
TWO (2) YEARS AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE FIRST DATE OF PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE
IS: JULY 17, 2009.
The personal representative
for this estate is,
Ms. Jane Cairl,
personal representative
c/o Stephen A. Ferra, PA.,
1421-F Court St.,
Clearwater, FL 33756.
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
STEPHEN A. FERRA, ESQ.
STEPHEN A. FERRA, PA.
1421 Court Street, Suite F
Clearwater, FL 33756
TEL: 727-446-7204,
FBN #708895
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FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Pursuant to section 865.09
Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the undersigned,
desiring to engage in business
under the fictitious name of
JANNUS HOLDINGS, LLC dba
TAMIAMI BAR
Located at 2852 20TH AVE
NORTH in the County of
Pinellas, in the City of Saint
Petersburg, Florida, zip code
33713 intends to register the same
name with the Division of
Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida.
Dated at Dunedin, Florida,
this 14th day of July, 2009, by
JANNUS HOLDINGS, LLC.
MARK R. DOLAN
Designated Legal Counsel
16740 JULY 17, 2009 071713


NOTICE OF
SERVICE OF PROCESS
BY PUBLICATION
Pinellas County, Florida
TO: C. TUCKER MOORE,
as Trustee of the
Bethine W. Alberding
1989 Trust
Take notice that a pleading
seeking relief against you has
been filed in the action entitled
Jay Cartwright v. C. Tucker
Moore, Buncombe County,
North Carolina, District Court
Division, File No. 09 CVS 972.
The relief sought is recordation
and enforcement of that foreign
judgment entered in the Circuit
Court of Cook County, Illinois,
County Department, Chancery
Division, File No. 00 CH 16248
on June 14, 2007. Such relief is
sought, as described in the affi-
davit of foreign judgment and
notice of filing foreign judgment
filed pursuant to Section 1C-1703
of the North Carolina General
Statutes.
You are required to make
defense to such pleading no later
than August 26, 2009, said date
being not later than 40 days from
the first publication of this notice.
Upon your failure to do so, the
party seeking service against you
may apply to the court for
enforcement of the judgment.
McGUIRE, WOOD &
BISSETTE, PA.
By: Douglas J. Tate
State Bar No. 16413
Attorneys for Plaintiff
Post Office Box 3180
Asheville, NC 28802-3180
Telephone: (828) 254-8800
Facsimile: (828) 259-9623
10665JUL 17, 24, 31, 2009071707



FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Pursuant to section 865.09
Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the undersigned,
desiring to engage in business
under the fictitious name of
JANNUS HOLDINGS, LLC dba
JANNUS CONCERT VENUE
Located at 2852 20TH AVE
NORTH in the County of
Pinellas, in the City of Saint
Petersburg, Florida, zip code
33713 intends to register the same
name with the Division of
Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida.
Dated at Dunedin, Florida,
this 14th day of July, 2009, by
JANNUS HOLDINGS, LLC.
MARK R. DOLAN
Designated Legal Counsel
16740 JULY 17, 2009 071712




FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Pursuant to section 865.09
Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the undersigned,
desiring to engage in business
under the fictitious name of
JANNUS HOLDINGS, LLC dba
PELICAN PUB
Located at 2852 20TH AVE
NORTH in the County of
Pinellas, in the City of Saint
Petersburg, Florida, zip code
33713 intends to register the same
name with the Division of
Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida.
Dated at Dunedin, Florida,
this 14th day of July, 2009, by
JANNUS HOLDINGS, LLC.
MARK R. DOLAN
Designated Legal Counsel
16740 JULY 17, 2009 071711





FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Pursuant to section 865.09
Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN that the undersigned,
desiring to engage in business
under the fictitious name of
JANNUS HOLDINGS, LLC dba
DETROIT LIQUOR
Located at 2852 20TH AVE
NORTH in the County of
Pinellas, in the City of Saint
Petersburg, Florida, zip code
33713 intends to register the same
name with the Division of
Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida.
Dated at Dunedin, Florida,
this 14th day of July, 2009, by
JANNUS HOLDINGS, LLC.
MARK R. DOLAN
Designated Legal Counsel
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"sleepwalking fail"? It is a short clip of a sleeping dog that starts
to "run" horizontally in his sleep, then suddenly jumps up and
slams into a wall!
Although the video is seriously funny, there is nothing funny
about what might be wrong with this animal. This dog could be
dreaming, although it unknown for certain if animals dream ac-
cording to Dr. M.A. Crist, Clinical Assistant Professor at Texas
A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.
Most likely this animal is displaying signs of a sleep disorder.
Sleeping disorders are not healthy, and as with humans, we see
disturbed sleep patterns as a sign of old age, disease or life-al-
tering illness. The two sleeping disorders that are most danger-
ous to an animal's health are narcolepsy and cataplexy.
If your pet has one of these disorders and is left alone, or un-
attended near water, they could possibly drown. "Narcolepsy is
the occurrence of uncontrollable Rapid Eye Movement (REM)
sleep phase characterized by the presence of rapid eye move-
ments and fast phase activity," said Crist "Cataplexy is the sud-
den development of rapid duration voluntary muscle weakness,
flaccidity, or paralysis of all muscles except extraocular and res-
piratory muscles.
These two sleep disorders are usually a congenital and inher-
ited condition that can be brought on by excitement such as
playing, eating, drinking, or greeting owners and can last seconds
to minutes, many times a day, or infrequently." Warning signs of
one or both of these disorders are the pet may suddenly collapse
into lateral or sterna recumbancy with no movements. With nar-
colepsy the animal appears asleep, and with cataplexy the animal
is alert but can't follow motion with eye movements.
The pet can be aroused with petting, external stimuli, and loud
noises. These disorders are not curable. Older cats may also ex-
perience behavior changes in sleep cycles or waking in the night,
restlessness and pacing. This is either related to senility or a dis-
ease called Hyperthyroidism. "Hyperthyroidism occurs when the
thyroid gland produces an excess amount of thyroid hormone
which can lead to cardiac disease and high blood pressure," said
Crist.
"A specific thyroid blood test can be checked to verify this ab-
normality and treatment can be initiated. Melatonin, an internal
hormone secreted by the pineal gland during darkness, can also
be given as an oral supplement usually with minimal side effects
as a potential treatment for sleep disorders." Of course, there are
several things that pet owners can do for their pets before their
sleeping disorders become too severe.
"If owners notice their pet having a change in their sleeping
pattern they want to take them to their veterinarian for a com-
plete physical examination and laboratory analysis," said Crist.
"Medical problems may contribute to these disturbances and
some medicines may need to be prescribed by a veterinarian to
help combat their sleep disturbance."
"While melatonin has been useful for treating sleep disorders
that arise from hypothyroidism, senility, or cognitive dysfunc-
tion," said Crist, "it is not regulated by the FDA, so ask a vet-
erinarian the correct dose for your pet. Acupuncture and herbal
medications are other modalities that might be used to treat
sleep disorders in pets."
Placing your pet on certain diets can also aid in their sleeping
troubles. "Omega 3 fatty acids and diets that are enriched with an-
tioxidants are good for dogs with cognitive dysfunction and sleep
issues," said Crist. "Therapeutic diets supplemented with an-
tioxidants such as vitamin C, mixed tocopherols, beta-carotene,
flavenoids, carotenoids, and omega-3 fatty acids had dogs show
improvement on the performance of cognitive tasks than dogs on
a non-supplemented diet."
It will always be a true mystery whether or not pets dream. "In
mammals and birds, studies have shown that long episodes of
nondreaming sleep referred to as "slow-wave" or SW sleep is fol-
lowed by short episodes of dreaming sleep referred to as "rapid-
eye-movement" or REM sleep," said Crist. "If a disturbance in
this pattern occurs then sleeping problems can begin. However,
we will never really know if pets dream because we cannot talk
to them. However, we do know that dogs have the REM sleep
phase and this is the dream activity period in people.
Dogs do have leg movements, facial twitching, vocalizations,
and tail movements. Therefore, it might be likely they are hav-
ing a dream." Crist mentioned that it is important to know some
sleep disorders require a lengthy behavioral consultation and
examination by a veterinarian.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants should
be prescribed for these dogs and cats who have diagnosed ob-
sessive-compulsive behavior disorders that are disturbing their
sleeping patterns. She also reminded that by always taking our
pets to the veterinarian for their regular check-up, many poten-
tial problems can be caught before they seriously affect your pet's
health.




Page 6 | PINELLAS NEWS I Friday, July 17, 2009

Pinellas Mails Absentee Ballots

for September Election
CLEARWATER Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark mailed a total of 58,403 bal-
lots Wednesday for the September 1, 2009 City of St. Petersburg Primary and City of Belleair Bluffs
Special Referendum Election.
City Overseas Overseas Civilian Domestic Domestic Total Ballots
Military Civilian Military Civilian Mailed
St. Petersburg 169 390 833 57,001 58,393
Belleair Bluffs 4 6 0* 0* 10


Totals


57,001


58,403


Additional mail ballot requests will be fulfilled daily as received. St. Petersburg voters may request mail
ballots by calling (727) 464-6788.
Daily ballot request and mailing updates will be posted to our Web site, www.votepinellas.com, under
the Current Elections tab.
*This mailing does not include any domestic ballots for the City of Belleair Bluffs Special Referendum
Election, which is being conducted by all mail ballot. Those ballots will be mailed to ALL registered vot-
ers in Belleair Bluffs on August 12.
Mail Ballot Election
For the City of Belleair Bluffs mail ballot election, ALL REGISTERED VOTERS in Belleair Bluffs
(Precinct 358) will be mailed ballots. The only way to vote in this election is to return a mail ballot to the
Supervisor of Elections by 7 p.m. September 1. No polling places will be open for this election.
The Supervisor of Elections mailed a total of 10 overseas ballots for the City of Belleair Bluffs Spe-
cial Referendum Election today, pursuant to Florida Statutes 101.6103(7) and 101.62(4)(a).
All domestic ballots will be mailed on August 12 pursuant to Florida Statute 101.6103, which requires
that all domestic ballots be mailed no sooner than 20 days prior to the election, and no later than 10 days
prior to the election.


Pinellas County
presents Micro-
irrigation Program

CLEARWATER Learn the ba-
sics of using micro-irrigation at a
free Discover How to Save Water
with Drip Irrigation workshop
sponsored by Pinellas County
Master Gardeners. Micro-irriga-
tion, commonly referred to as drip
or low volume irrigation, offers a
way to improve landscape quality
while saving water. When de-
signed and used correctly, micro-
irrigation can improve the effi-
ciency of landscape irrigation
through the precise application of
water.
The program is set for Tuesday,
July 28, at 2 p.m. It takes place at
the West St. Petersburg Commu-
nity Library at St. Petersburg Col-
lege Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth
Ave. N., St. Petersburg.
Pinellas County Master Gar-
deners Angie Knowles and Jewly
Yousek will share tips and tech-
niques for the proper design, op-
eration and maintenance of mi-
cro-irrigation systems. They will
also talk about benefits such as
less water loss, fewer pest prob-
lems, more efficient water appli-
cation and greater flexibility in
meeting the varying water needs
of plants.
This is the part of the 2009
Gardening Series. To register for
this month's workshop, visit
www.pinellascountyextension.org
click the "Online Class Registra-
tion" button and click on the
"Lawn and Gardens" tab. Citizens
may also call (727) 582-2100.

Alex Sink names
Paul Dunn as
Campaign Manager
TAMPA Gubernatorial Can-
didate Alex Sink announced to-
day that Paul Dunn has been
named as her campaign manager
for her 2010 campaign. Dunn
most recently saw success in the
Sunshine State as campaign man-
ager for Congresswoman Suzanne
Kosmas's 16-point win over a
three-term incumbent in the 2008
election cycle.
"Paul brings energy and enthu-
siasm to move Florida forward,
and I am pleased to announce that
he will be joining our team," said
Alex Sink. "As Floridians face
challenging times, Paul will help
me communicate with Floridians
about my vision to move the state
forward and create jobs."
Before his work with Con-
gresswoman Kosmas, Dunn
served as the statewide Coordi-
nated Campaign Manager for
Claire McCaskill's bid for U.S.
Senate in Missouri and as a New
Hampshire Field Director for John
Edwards' Presidential primary
campaign.
Paul Dunn's previous campaign
experience in the state of Florida
also includes working with the
Committee for Fair Elections, a
campaign to reform congressional
redistricting and Floridians for
All, a campaign to raise Florida's
minimum wage. Dunn is a gradu-
ate of University of Wisconsin-
Madison.


DOT Lane Closures Non Interstate


Gandy Blvd. (US 92) between
the Gandy Bridge and Dale Mabry
Hwy for Widening Lane clo-
sures Sunday Thursday from
9:00 am to 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm to
6:00 am.
Busch Blvd. (SR 580) between
Florida Ave. and 56th St. for
Resurfacing Lane closures 24
hours a day from Monday at 8:00
am to Thursday at 6:00 pm.
US 301 between Gibsonton Dr.
and Bloomingdale Ave. for Resur-
facing- Lane closures Monday -
Thursday southbound from 7:00
am to 3:00 pm and northbound
from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
US 92 between Eureka Springs
Rd. and Thonotosassa Rd. SR 566
for Resurfacing Intermittent
lane closures Monday Friday be-
tween 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.
US 98 between CR 54 and US
301 for Resurfacing Intermit-
tent lane closures Sunday -


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Thursday between 7:00 pm to
7:00 am. Motorists will be di-
rected through the work zone in a
single lane by a traffic flagger.
Alt. US 19 (5th Ave. N.) be-
tween 4th St. and 58th Ave. for
Resurfacing Lane closures
Monday Friday from 9:00 am to
4:00 pm.
110th Ave. to be closed at US
19 110th Ave. will be closed to
through traffic under US 19 start-
ing Thursday, July 16th, for ap-
proximately three weeks for in-
tersection construction. US 19
and the frontage roads will remain
open.
Motorists will not be able to
cross under US 19. Closure areas
will change as work progresses.
Message boards and signs will as-
sist motorists around the work
zone. Access to residences and
businesses will be maintained.


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FLORIDA JOINS SETTLEMENT WITH DISH NETWORK


TALLAHASSEE, FL Attorney General Bill McCollum today an-
nounced Florida and 45 other states have obtained settlement for
nearly $6 million with DISH Network, LLC resolving allegations the
satellite TV provider and its third-party retailers engaged in decep-
tive and unfair sales practices.
DISH Network will also pay restitution to consumers and will mod-
ify its marketing practices. A multistate investigation led to allegations
that DISH Network made telemarketing calls to consumers in viola-
tion of do-not-call rules; failed to disclose all terms and conditions of
their customer agreements, including the availability of rebates, cred-
its and free offers; charged customer credit cards and debited bank ac-
counts without providing adequate notice and obtaining appropriate
authorization; and refused to accept responsibility for the misconduct
of its third-party retailers and installers. Today's settlement resolves
all of these allegations and others, although the company entered into


this agreement without any admission of liability. Florida's share of the
recovery will be approximately $125,000, which will reimburse the
state's fees and costs.
Under the settlement, the company will offer restitution to eligi-
ble consumers who filed complaints with the Attorney General's Of-
fice or with DISH Network between January 1, 2004 and July 9, 2009.
Additionally, consumers who file complaints before December 14,
2009 with the Attorney General's Office, DISH Network or the Bet-
ter Business Bureau may be eligible for restitution if the conduct oc-
curred within the past two years.
The Florida Attorney General's Office has received hundreds of
complaints about DISH Network over the past two years.
Consumers wishing to file a complaint or a claim for restitution
should first contact DISH Network's Customer Service at 1-888-
825-2557. An administrator will be assigned to handle disputes.


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