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FIREFIGHTER Four strong candidates considered


OF THE YEAR for Clearwater Police Chief


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photo courtesy of City of Clearwater
Firefighter of the year, FM Travis Connolly, with Fire Chief
Jamie Geer.


PARAMEDIC


OF THE YEAR


Jackson. "I'm leaving a good about doing what I need to do
place to come to a great to commit to the city. It's
place." about coming back to a city
When asked about his ex- that gave me something and
perience with cultural diver- give back to it," said Hol-
sity Jackson announced that loway.
his department in Alamosa Holloway believes in qual-
just hired their first Hispanic ity of life issues and including
female officer. the neighborhoods in the po-
"It is the best decision I lice department.
have ever made. She is fan- In Somerville he has his
tastic," said Jackson. Jackson patrol officers park, walk, and
has also taken Spanish talk for 20 minutes to the lo-
classes. cal businesses and populous
Holloway would be a re- of their selected area.
turning resident of Clearwa- A local officer from Or-
ter from two years ago. He lando, Chief Bernal has ex-
worked with the Clearwater tensive work in the Hispanic
PD for 21 years. Within four community as well as nearly
months of holding his posi- every division of the depart-
tion in MA., crime decreased ment. Bernal was part of the
18%. Within his district over airport division during the
50 languages are spoken and September 11th attacks.
he oversees a city population When asked about pre-
of 80,000 people. scription drug abuse, Pasco
When asked why he and Pinellas counties have
wanted to leave, which the highest death rate asso-
means taking a $40,000 pay ciated with prescription drug
cut he said, "It's not
about the money it's Clearwater Police Chief continued on pg 4


LA I I LEIN' d s I
PINELLAS NEWS
CLEARWATER This
past Tuesday night at the
Harborview Center in down-
town Clearwater, residents
had a chance to sit in on a
public forum which high-
lighted the four candidates
being considered for Clear-
water Police Chief.
After a 28-year career,
Chief Klein announced his re-
tirement on Aug 13 making
his last day in office Jan 29,
2010. Chief Klein will be a
hard act to follow.
The need for a new police
chief brought in 102 applica-
tions, which was narrowed
down to 11, and then to the
final four after a panel inter-
view.
The four remaining appli-
cants are Eugenio "Gene"
Bernal of Orlando, Anthony
Holloway of Somerville, MA.,
Thomas Lawrence of Dallas,
TX., and John Jackson of
Alamosa, CO. While city

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the final say on who gets the
job, city council as well as the
public's opinion will be heard
before the final decision is
made.
All of the candidates had
an extensive civil duty back-
ground as well as a broad
spectrum of skills; however,
every city is different and the
public wanted to know how
their skills would cater to the
large populous and tourist
area that makes up the city of
Clearwater.
Chief John Jackson was
both honored and humbled to
have gotten this far. When he
mentioned to his family of
two boys and his wife back
home they jumped at the op-
portunity to move to sunny
Florida. Clearwater is exactly
the kind of city Jackson sees
himself being a part of.
"Clearwater is a national
benchmark for other city de-
partments to look and see
how things are done," said


policiess dropped by State Farm


photo courtesy of the City of Clearwater
Paramedic of the Year, LR Anthony Tedesco, with Fire Chief
Jamie Geer.


TALLAHASSEE Governor Char-
lie Crist signed House Bill 1B, historic
legislation passed during the recent
special session on Wednesday. The bill
establishes a comprehensive framework
for Florida's current and future passen-
ger rail system, which today includes
SunRail, Tri-Rail and plans for high
speed rail. The Governor congratulated
Senate President Jeff Atwater and
House Speaker Larry Cretul, along with
the entire Florida Legislature, for rec-
ognizing the importance of the jobs and
economic development that will result
from passenger rail throughout the Sun-
shine State.
"Future generations of Floridians will
look on this day as a bold step toward
modernizing how residents and visitors
will travel in our state," Governor Crist
said. "Individuals and businesses from
North Florida to South Florida will ben-
efit from the economic and job opportu-
nities that will arise along each of the
rail corridors. Together, we move the
Sunshine State into a new era of collab-
oration and innovation."
Governor Crist signed the bill in Tal-
lahassee alongside Mark Wilson, presi-
dent and CEO of the Florida Chamber of
Commerce, and Agency for Workforce
Innovation Director Cynthia R.
Lorenzo. Also joining Governor Crist
for the bill signing ceremony were
Bobby Jernigan, executive director of
the Florida Commission for the Trans-
portation Disadvantaged, and Sally Ben-
jamin of the Florida Council of the
Blind.
"As elected leaders we have a re-


TALLAHASSEE The Florida Office of Insurance Regu-
lation (Office) today announced that Commissioner Kevin
McCarty has issued a Consent Order that resolves the pend-
ing litigation between State Farm Florida and the Office
over State Farm Florida's plan to leave the property insur-
ance market. By the terms of the Consent Order, State
Farm Florida will remain a significant player in the Florida
residential property insurance marketplace.
"This agreement is the product of a long and arduous ne-
gotiation process," remarked Commissioner McCarty. "The
final result is beneficial to the people of the State of Florida,
and beneficial to the Florida insurance marketplace. The
consent order satisfies the Office's requirements issued in
our Order dated Feb. 13, 2009, and allows State Farm Florida
to remain a viable insurer in the Florida market."
Under the terms of the Consent Order, State Farm Florida


sponsibility to create an environment
in which Florida's families, communi-
ties, and businesses can be successful,"
said Florida Senate President Jeff At-
water. "Today, Florida is embracing the
opportunity to lead the nation in devel-
oping a comprehensive transportation
system, thereby ensuring our competi-
tive edge in the 21st Century global
economy. A comprehensive transporta-
tion system, creating opportunities and
avenues to connect employers and em-
ployees, is integral to building a
stronger future for Florida."
The primary components of House
Bill 1B include the following:
SunRail The Florida Department
of Transportation (FDOT) is working
with the federal government and Cen-
tral Florida officials to develop and op-
erate SunRail, a commuter rail transit
project that will run along a 61-mile
stretch of existing rail freight tracks in
Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Osceola
counties. The legislation authorizes
FDOT to complete the purchase of the
Central Florida Rail Corridor once the
Federal Transit Administration has es-
tablished a full-funding grant agree-
ment.
T Tri-Rail The legislation also pro-
vides additional funding for Tri-Rail,
which currently operates 50 trains daily
from Palm Beach County to Miami-
Dade County. The operator of the pas-
senger line, South Florida Regional
Transportation Authority (SFRTA), an-
nounced in April 2009 that it was in dan-
ger of significant service reductions
without additional resources.


Florida Statewide Rail Comr
and Florida Rail Enterprise T
isolation creates the Florida StL
Rail Commission to advise the
and the Legislature on the devel
and operation of Florida's passer
systems. In addition, it crea
Florida Rail Enterprise within
to oversee all state-owned pas
rail systems. The legislation ad
liability risks associated with
owned passenger rail corridors
quires FDOT to work with comn
affected by increased freight ra
resulting from routing modifica
"I appreciate the hard work
pline, and focus demonstrated
House and Senate, and the Gov
Office, in approving this import
said House Speaker Larry Cret
have opened the door to a new
proved transportation future in
one in which citizens and visit
find travel easier and more e:
and we did so with no new taxes&
win/win for all parties."
Florida has applied to recei
billion in federal American R(
and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ft
the Tampa-Orlando segment. O
high speed rail segment is dev
the Tampa Bay Area Regional
portation Authority plans to
commuter rail connections thr(
the Tampa Bay region.
Last week, Governor Crist v
Secretary Ray LaHood of the
States Department of Transpo
asking him to approve Florida'
cation to develop high speed ra


will non-renew no more than 125,000 policies of its 810,416
residential property policies reported as of Oct. 2009. Even
after these non-renewals, State Farm Florida will remain the
largest private insurer of property insurance risk in the state
of Florida. The Consent Order also grants State Farm Florida
a 14.8 percent rate increase for all homeowners' and condo-
minium unit owners policies, which was based on informa-
tion provided to the Office by State Farm Florida.
The consent order concludes a series of events that began
with the Office's denial of State Farm Florida's ultimate av-
erage rate request of 67.1 percent. The Consent Order
signed today results in the withdrawal of State Farm Florida's
withdrawal plan filed Jan. 27, 2009 and the cancellation of the
Jan. 25, 2010 hearing before the Division of Administrative
Hearings.


L USF students conduct
*L H1N1 survey on campus

tion TAMPA Media warnings, school notifications
and even student-produced public service an-
mission nouncements made available through popular social
'he leg- media have not been able to break through en-
atewide trenched attitudes about H1N1 vaccination, accord-
* FDOT ing to a survey conducted by students in a Univer-
opment sity of South Florida public relations course.
anger rail Though many of the 252 USF students in the
tes the sample did not want to miss class or work because
FDOT of illness and did not have issues with the time it
ssenger would take to get the vaccine, many were deterred
dresses by not being worried about getting the flu and by be-
1 state- ing afraid of the side effects.
and re- After viewing one of nine student-produced PSAs
nunities in one survey, slightly more than 68 percent of re-
il traffic spondents indicated they were somewhat or very
tions. unlikely to receive the H1N1 vaccine, a negligible
;, disci- decline from the almost 71 percent who indicated
by the they were unlikely before viewing the PSA. Some
mernor's PSAs were more successful than others at increas-
int bill," ing intention, including a slideshow of photos of
:ul. "We people interspersed with H1N1 facts, a FreeCred-
and im- itReport.com commercial parody, and a video that
Florida, shows students spreading germs in the form of red
ors will paint as they go from one activity to another in a
efficient, carefree manner.
s. It's a Courtney Wilson, a student in the course, echoes
the sentiments of the respondents.
ve $2.6 "After watching some of the videos in class, it
recovery made me think twice about touching certain objects
funds for on campus or in my daily life without washing my
)nce the hands after," she said, "but unfortunately, it doesn't
'eloped, make me any more likely to want to get the vac-
Trans- cine."
develop Despite little movement in intention to receive
)ughout the vaccine, students did indicate that the PSAs in-
creased their knowledge of H1N1, with almost 60
vrote to percent indicating the PSA they watched increased
United their knowledge "very much" or "somewhat."
rotation, "This study indicates that although students feel
s appli- informed about H1N1, the vaccine, and how to pre-
il. H1N1 survey continued on pg 4


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Today, Friday, December 18, 2009
Battle of the Bands: TradeWinds Island Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach.
2:30 to 5 p.m. Pump up your team spirit as the two school bands go head-to-
head. Enjoy family-fun activities and a Tailgate Cookout right on the beach! This
event is free to the public, food and drink will be available for purchase. For more
information visit www.stpetersburgbowl.com.
Bowl Block Party: Ferg's Sports Bar, 1320 Central Ave. UCF Coaches Radio
Show at 4 p.m. and Block Party at 5 p.m. College fans this party is for you. Team
band and cheerleader Pep rally activities, music, food and fun. This event is free
to the public, food and drink will be available for purchase. For more informa-
tion visit www.stpetersburgbowl.com
Morean Arts Center Holiday Open House: 719 Central Ave. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a holiday open house held in the studio classrooms, meet the cen-
ter's art instructors and view student masterpieces for 2009. 727-822-7872 or
jonathan@moreanartscenter.org, www.moreanartscenter.org
Tampa Bay Ballet's The Nutcracker: The Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N. 2 p.m. and
7:30 p.m. A magical holiday adventure. www.mypalladium.org or 727-822-3590.
Rutgers Pep Rally: N. Straub Park. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Team spirit celebration for
the fans of the Scarlet Knights.
Sunscreen Film Festival 2009 Holiday Outdoor Film Series in the Park
presents "Miracle on 34th Street": North Straub Park, Beach Drive and Third
St., 7 p.m. Enjoy a different holiday classic beneath the stars on the downtown
waterfront every Friday and Saturday during the holiday season. Sponsored by
the Merchants of 400 Beach Drive, Progress Energy and City of St. Petersburg.
More information: www.stpete.org/holidayfilms or 727-893-7465.
Saturday, DECEMBER 19, 2009
Walking Tour "North by Old Northeast": Central Ave. and 2nd St., 10 a.m. to
noon. St. Petersburg Preservation Inc. visits the waterfront and Old Northeast
neighborhood to tell the history of St. Petersburg. www.stpetepreservation.org
or 727-824-7802.
Christmas Toy Giveaway: Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum,
2240 Ninth Ave. S. 10 a.m. to noon. Last year the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African
American Museum gave away food certificates, toys, and clothing to 50 families
as part of its Christmas Toy Giveaway. With the assistance of local churches and
other non-profit organizations the museum is looking forward to making even
more families happy this year. Please join us for this event! www.woodsonmu-
seum.org or 727-323-1104.
Family Photos at the Poinsettia Tree: Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N. 10 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Buy one get one admission. www.sunkengardens.org or 727-551-
3100.
Dali Family Fun Saturdays: The 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. Dali Family Guide brochures are always
available at the admission desk. www.thedali.org or 727-823-3767.
Marian Smith Impact of Quilts on the Civil War: Florida International
Museum at St. Petersburg College, 244 Second Ave. N. 11 a.m. It was often up
to civilian women to provide clothing and bedding for Civil War soldiers. The
United States Sanitary Commission recorded a quarter million donated quilts for
the Northern effort, and the Southern women raised money through quilt auc-
tions. www.spcollege.edu/fimuseum or 727- 341- 7900.
Super Special Saturday/Family Holiday Hands-On Fun: Museum of Fine Arts.
255 Beach Dr. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.fine-arts.org or 727-896-2667.
Classic Auto Show: The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classic beau-
ties will surround The Pier. Bring an unwrapped new toy for All Children's
Hospital's kids. www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443.
FISH-ful Saturday Celebrates The Year of the Fish: Once Upon A Tide: The Pier
Aquarium, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. Noon to 2 p.m. www.pieraquarium.org or 727-895-
7437.
Baywalk Holiday Spectacular: Baywalk Courtyard, 153 2nd Ave. N, 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring the family for a Radio Disney holiday celebration! Live music, interactive
games, giveaways and special Disney prizes from Santa! Don't forget your cam-
era! Sponsored by Radio Disney. www.newbaywalk.com
Fan Tailgate Extravaganza: Lot 7A outside Tropicana Field, 2 to 8 p.m. Fans
enjoy music from team bands, games, contests, food and official Bowl mer-
chandise is available for purchase. Featuring The Ultimate Tailgate Challenge!
Tailgaters will put their recipes, hoopla, attire and tailgate traditions to the test
during this pre-game celebration! If you think you've got what it takes, register
at www.stpetersburgbowl.com before Dec. 4.
Sunscreen Film Festival 2009 Holiday Outdoor Film Series in the Park
presents "It's A Wonderful Life" ( 1946 / Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed):
North Straub Park, Beach Drive and Third St., 7 p.m. Enjoy a different holiday
classic beneath the stars on the downtown waterfront every Friday and Saturday
during the holiday season. Sponsored by the Merchants of 400 Beach Drive,
Progress Energy and City of St. Petersburg. More information:
www.stpete.org/holidayfilms or 727-893-7465.
Family Flicks! Movies on the Waterfront. "Miracle on 34th Street": The
Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E.Waterside Courtyard. Movies begin at dusk. Fun for the
whole family. Bring your blanket and pillow. Jammies allowed! Third Saturday
monthly. www.parentguide.com, www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443.
BEEF '0' BRADY'S St. Petersburg Bowl: Tropicana Field, Kickoff 8 p.m. BIG
EAST Rutgers University vs. Conference USA University of Central Florida.
Televised nationally on ESPN. For information and tickets, visit www.stpeters-
burgbowl.com, Tropicana Field box office or call Ticketmaster 1-800-745-3000.
Sunday, DECEMBER 20, 2009
Ditchfield Family Singers Christmas Concert: The Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N.
2 p.m. www.mypalladium.org or 727-822-3590.
Music Fest on the Water: Late Night Brass: The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. 1 to 4
p.m. Relax by the water and enjoy the melodies of local musicians. Tampa Bay's
Horn Band holiday show. www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443.
Monday, DECEMBER 21, 2009
Celebrity Critter of the Week Dwarf Octopus: The Pier Aquarium, 800 2nd
Ave. N.E. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Learn about and explore the habitat of a new and
exciting "critter" each week. www.pieraquarium.org or 727-895-7437.
Tuesday, DECEMBER 22, 2009
A Journey to Redemption: Wildwood Recreation Center, 1000 28th St. S., 10
a.m. Guest Speaker,Victor Woods- Motivational speaker and author of "A
Journey to Redemption. Bring your youth and support this dynamic speaker
during this holiday season and be moved by his passionate message.
727-893-7750.
Wednesday, DECEMBER 23, 2009
No Events Scheduled for today
Thursday, DECEMBER 24, 2009
Wee-time at Weedon: Where Would I Be in an Evergreen Tree?: 1800
Weedon Drive N.E. 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. This program is designed to intro-
duce pre-school children to the wonders of the natural world. Every second and
fourth Thursday of each month, children are treated to a variety of stories, pup-
pet shows, and hands-on activities that connect them to their environment. This
week, children explore forest ecology in Where Would I Be in an Evergreen Tree?
by Jennifer Blomgren. This rhyming text reveals a diversity of wildlife that relies
on the evergreen tree for shelter, food, and nesting space. In addition, the author
reveals how the tree supports a myriad of plants and other species. This pro-
gram also includes a craft, game or other hands-on activity related to the story.
The event is free and open to the public. Spaces are limited so register early!
Recommended ages: 3 5. www.weedonislandpreserve.org


County votes against non-discrimination

protections to LGBT employees
TAMPA By a vote of 4 to 3, the Hillsborough Major Tampa Bay employers, including Blue
County Commission today failed to extend non-dis- Cross Blue Shield of Florida and the Carlton Fields,
crimination protections to their lesbian, gay, bisex- called on Commissioners to create a fully-inclusive
ual and transgender (LGBT) employees. The pro- non-discrimination policy that would mirror their
posed change would have modified the internal own policy.
personnel policy, not amend to the county Human This past month, Equality Florida worked closely
Rights Ordinance. Commissioners Beckner, White with the Tampa City Council to expand non-dis-
and Ferlita voted to protect all employees while crimination protections in the Tampa's Human
Commissioners Hagan, Higginbotham, Sharp, and Rights Ordinance, which now includes both sexual
Norman opposed such protections. orientation and gender identity.
"Today's vote is a step away from progress but "Communities are recognizing what the world's
we are committed to continuing our work so that all best companies have already embraced that di-
employees in Hillsborough County are protected versity and treating all people fairly is not only the
from discrimination and harassment, including gay right thing to do, but it adds to the bottom line," said
and transgender employees," said Nadine Smith, Richard Florida, Author of Rise of the Creative
executive director for Equality Florida. Class and an internationally recognized expert in
In the wake of today's vote, Equality Florida is the area of building diverse communities.
asking local elected officials to take a personal Last month, Equality Florida was proud to an-
pledge that reads: "I pledge to prohibit discrimina- nounce the filing of the Florida Competitive Work-
tion and harassment with respect to the hiring or force Act in the Florida House of Representative.
promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, House bill 391, filed by Rep. Kelly Skidmore, would
disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other as- add sexual orientation and gender identity to
pect of employment on the basis of sex, race, color, Florida's civil rights statues.
class, age, national origin, religion, disability, mari- The Federal Employment Non-discrimination Act
tal status, sexual orientation, gender identity, preg- (ENDA) is currently winding its way through the
nancy or veteran status." US Senate with the backing of President Obama.
County Commissioner Kevin Beckner, who took Soon, the Hillsborough County Commission may be
the pledge, had requested the proposed change as required to institute specific protections against
part of a policy overhaul by the Commission to cre- discrimination for all of their employees in order to
ate specific protections against discrimination and avoid costly litigation in the future.
harassment in the workplace.


City begins construction on trail that

connects Pinellas Trail and Childs Park


ST. PETERSBURG Construction is set to begin
on a recreational trail through the Childs Park
neighborhood that will connect the very popular
Pinellas Trail to neighborhood destinations in Childs
Park and the Clam Bayou Estuary. A groundbreak-
ing ceremony was held Wednesday in Childs Park,
43rd St and 11th Ave S. to mark the occasion.
This first 1.4 mile phase of the Clam Bayou Trail
is a part of the city's award-winning CityTrails pro-
gram that provides over 95 miles of additional bi-
cycle and pedestrian facilities throughout St. Pe-
tersburg. Once completed, the 3-mile Clam Bayou
Trail will become part of the Skyway Trail that will
connect the Pinellas Trail to a recreational trail that
leads to the fishing piers along the Sunshine Sky-
way Bridge, and will also connect to a planned trail
along the Pinellas Bayway to Fort De Soto. Once
completed, a recreational cyclist could travel from
north Pinellas in Tarpon Springs, through St. Pe-


tersburg to Tierra Verde and the Pinellas tip at the
Sunshine Skyway.
The Clam Bayou Trail began as a partnership be-
tween the city and the Southwest Florida Water
Management District to provide a unique recre-
ational opportunity through the improved Clam
Bayou Estuary. It was also included as a part of the
Greater Childs Park Area Initiative that was devel-
oped in 2007 to improve the quality of life in the
greater Childs Park neighborhood.
"We have worked very hard to create a trail sys-
tem that meets the needs of our community. This
section is important because of the many young
people here in the Childs Park area," said Mayor
Rick Baker. The trail will provide access to many
neighborhood assets such as the Childs Park Lake,
Childs Park Recreation Center, Queen Dennis Park,
and Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School.


Clearwater has increase in

defacement of city property
CLEARWATER Code in- tive to clean or replace the dam- twice before destroying City prop-
spectors have seen an increase in aged property in a timely manner, erty. Defacing any traffic control
the defacement of City of Clear- this costs the City of Clearwater device is a Class III Felony of-
water traffic signs, signal boxes, the taxpayers both time and fense, punishable by fines and/or
mast arms, and property over the money. In order to protect driv- imprisonment.
past couple of years. The City ers, passengers, and pedestrians, In order to keep Clearwater a


takes graffiti defacement seri-
ously and enforces codes to help
ensure a safe, pleasant environ-
ment. Areas that become blighted
with graffiti, debris, and over-
growth become more susceptible
to crime. Graffiti is monitored and
tracked by the City's Code Com-
pliance Team, Solid Waste & Gen-
eral Services Department, Public
Services Department, and the Po-
lice Team.
While the City takes the initia-


street signs must be clear and
legible to ensure the safe flow of
traffic. Graffiti makes signs hard
to read and could cause dangerous
vehicle accidents.
It is not just the taxpayers who
suffer from graffiti: it is your
neighbors, your friends, your fam-
ilies. Graffiti ruins the ambiance
of our neighborhoods. For those
who feel they are expressing
themselves artistically, please do
so in a responsible manner. Think


clean, safe place to live, prompt
removal is required. Assistance is
available for those properties de-
faced by graffiti. If you see signs
that need repair due to graffiti
damage, please call (727) 562-
4952 or (727) 562-4776. If you see
graffiti defacement in the public
rights-of-way such as along sea
walls or city structures, contact
Public Services for removal at
(727) 562-4950.


St. Pete Saturday Morning Market hosts

Festival of the Last Minute' on Dec 19


ST. PETERSBURG On Saturday December
19th, St Petersburg's Saturday Morning Market will
be bringing a festive holiday spirit to the weekly
community event. The Market will be hosting the
Festival of the Last Minute' in honor of the long
standing tradition of never getting all one's holiday
purchases complete until the last minute.
What better place to shop for of all those little
special gifts still on your list. And you know that
what ever you pick, it will be a one-of-a-kind choice!
To make the normally celebratory mood at Mar-
ket even more festive, we've planned the following
additions:
From 9 10 am, St Petersburg mayor Rick Baker
will be performing music with veteran troubadour
Sam Stone and Roy Peter Clark on keyboard!
Veteran blues guitarist Steve Arvey will perform
from 10am 2pm.
Additional entertainers will be present includ-
ing henna body painters, balloon artists and more.
Some elves have officially informed us that the


white-bearded man will make an appearance.
The market will be decorated out in holiday col-
ors.
And many vendors will be dressed for the season.
With up to 10,000 customers a week, and 200
vendors rotating through 130 spaces, the market is
the largest farmers market in the southeast US.
The Market is held weekly on Saturdays from
October through May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is lo-
cated at the Al Lang Field parking lot (also known
as Progress Energy Park) which is located on the
corner of 1st Ave S and 1st Street.
Each week, shoppers can browse for farm-fresh
produce, gourmet- prepared foods, loaves of rustic
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87.7 million will England gets a taste of Dog of the Week

travel this holiday Florida Pink Grapefruit Saphire
TALLAHASSEE Shoppers in with Waitrose have generated an
d e p C e England will have the opportunity additional $6 million in farm gate
Sto "taste the warmth of Florida receints for Florida growers.


TAMPA The perception of who traveled during the year-end sunshine" during January and based on export increases
economic recovery is delivering a 2007 Christmas/New Year's holi- February when Florida pink ported by the U.S. Department
rebound in holiday travel this year day.) grapefruit are featured in 220 Agriculture and FDACS mark(
as 87.7 million Americans are pro- "Additionally, for the first time Waitrose stores in and around ing staff analyses. Those
jected to travel during the Christ- in many years a large segment of London. The promotion builds creased sales generate addition
mas/New Year's Holiday (Dec. 23 the population is making very upon a multiyear marketing rela- jobs and tax revenues for t
to Jan. 3). hard and in some cases last tionship between Waitrose and state. The University of Flori
"The 87.7 million who are plan- minute choices between travel- the Florida Department of Agri- Institute of Food and Agricultu
ning to travel represent 28 per- ing during one holiday or an- culture and Consumer Services Sciences estimates that each
cent of the total U.S. population other," noted Bakewell. "As a re- (FDACS). million in gate receipts produce
and the overall increase over last suit, consistency between "We are very happy to again approximately 34 full-time jo
year is certainly a positive sign holidays is less likely to be ob- partner with Waitrose so that and over $130,000 in indirect t
for the economy," said Kevin served, and we see evidence of shoppers can enjoy Florida's revenues.
Bakewell, senior vice president, that now." world-famous pink grapefruit," Since 2000, the Departmen
AAA Auto Club South. With some 88 percent of all Florida Agriculture Commis- Division of Marketing and Dev
However, Florida and Georgia travelers choosing to travel by sioner Charles H. Bronson said. opment has partnered with gl
are projected to show a 4.7 per- car, AAA reminds motorists that "In addition to helping brighten cery chains around the globe
cent decrease in overall travel they can estimate the fuel cost of the winter for many Londoners, feature Florida-grown agricultu
versus 2008 while in Tennessee a their holiday trip and access loca- the increased sales generated by products in numerous retail pi
3 percent increase is projected in tions and prices at more than this retail marketing campaign motions as part of the "Fre
holiday travel this year. Regional 100,000 gas stations by using will be good news for Florida's from Florida" campaign. Over t
holiday travel declines are ex- AAA's web tools located at growers." years the number of retail pa
pected to range from 2.4 percent www.AAA.com/gas prices. As part of the Waitrose promo- ners has increased from two gl
for areas such as the Middle At- For those planning to fly, addi- tion, the upscale chain will fea- cery chains and 298 stores, to
lantic region (NJ, NY, PA) to 4.7 tional airline information and up- ture in-store product signs pro- chains and more than 10,0
percent for the South Atlantic re- dates may be found at duced by the department touting stores.
gion (FL, GA, SC, NC, DC, DE, www.AAA.com/airfares. the theme "Taste the Warmth of The marketing campaigns ha
MD, VA and WVA) and 4.8 per- AAA's holiday travel projec- Florida Sunshine." Recipe cards featured more than two doz
cent for the Mountain region (AZ, tions are based on research con- for Florida pink grapefruit will Florida products. Participati
CO, ID, MT, NM, NY UT and ducted by IHS Global Insight and also be available to Waitrose shop- grocery chains agree to inclu
WY). D.K. Shifflet & Associates which pers. In addition, the Florida pink ads for Florida products in th4
"Despite the difficult economy, conducted a national survey of grapefruit promotion will be fea- advertising circulars. On av
the South Atlantic region is ex- 1,350 U.S. households, tured in a half-page ad in "Wait- age, about one-fourth of the a
pected to experience a subdued, AAA Travel, with 4.1 million rose Magazine." are in Florida, half are in the cc
but still heavy travel volume for members in Florida, Georgia, The promotion was originally tinental United States, and or
the year-end holidays," Bakewell Western and Middle Tennessee, planned for the month of January, fourth are in Canada, the Unit
said. "A five percent decline is ex- and Puerto Rico is the largest with FDACS providing marketing Kingdom, Central America, t
pected from last year's unexpect- leisure travel agency in the and advertising dollars. However, Caribbean and South Korea.
edly strong year-end holiday Southeast United States and is Waitrose marketing executives Department marketing ar
travel, but the volume of travel one of the top 10 leisure travel decided to extend the promotion lysts estimate that last year's 1
will remain above, or comparable agencies in the nation. AAA is the through February, absorbing all tail marketing campaigns genm
to, the levels experienced prior largest membership travel organ- costs for the second month, to ated $142.8 million in farm ga
to the economic crisis." (Pro- ization in the world with more help maximize the exposure of receipts, resulting in 4,834 jo
jected numbers this year exceed than 51 million members in North the Florida pink grapefruit mar- in Florida and $17.9 million in i
last year's 84.5 million travelers, America. keting initiative, direct tax revenues.
but are less than the 88.7 million Over the years, promotions

Castor amends Wall Street Reform and Consumer

Protection Act in attempt to aid homeowners


WASHINGTON, D.C. Con-
gresswoman Kathy Castor suc-
cessfully amended the Wall Street
Reform and Consumer Protection
Act to aid struggling homeown-
ers on the way to final passage by
the House of Representatives to-
day. The landmark legislation of-
fers relief to homeowners and
protects consumers from bank,
credit card and risky financial
practices that led to the economic
collapse of 2008 and Great Re-
cession.
Castor last year voted against
the Wall Street bailout bill, known
as TARP, because it focused di-
rectly on Wall Street rather than
middle class families and did not
include safeguards for executive
pay, bonuses and transparency.
"I opposed the Wall Street
bailout last year because it did not
provide direct help to middle class
families in the housing squeeze
or safeguard taxpayer money. The
Wall Street Reform bill now levels
the playing field despite the op-
position from the big banks and
Republicans. Democrats fought


through the special interest re-
sistance to provide new help for
homeowners while reining in the
unscrupulous behavior like preda-
tory lending practices."
Castor and Rep. Doris Matsui,
D- CA, coauthored an amendment
approved by the House that re-
quires banks and mortgage ser-
vicers to provide monthly details
on their loan modification efforts
under the Home Affordable Mod-
ification Program. While the Mak-
ing Home Affordable initiative
aimed to help an estimated 3 mil-
lion to 4 million at-risk home-
owners avoid foreclosure, lenders
and services have been resistant
to requests for modifications from
qualified families.
"Many families are doing
everything right and want to stay
in their homes and pay their
mortgages, but banks and loan
services have been slow to re-
spond to requests for a modifica-
tion," Castor said. "My amend-
ment will pressure lenders to
meet the needs of their borrowers
and keep qualified families in their


homes. It will keep lenders hon-
est by requiring transparent, up-
to-date information about modifi-
cations no more excuses."
Tampa Bay neighborhoods also
will receive an important boost
with new mortgage assistance re-
sources for communities with
high unemployment under provi-
sions in the Act for new low-in-
terest housing loans and money
set aside for neighborhood revi-
talization efforts.
"These initiatives begin what
we should have done long ago: di-
rectly help and protect neighbor-
hoods and homeowners. Foreclo-
sure rates are still far too high in
Florida, so I know these meas-
ures will go a long way toward
helping Florida families pay their
mortgages and stay in their
homes.
"A new Consumer Financial
Protection Agency will prevent
the financial industry from offer-
ing predatory mortgage loans to
people who cannot afford repay-
ment: reform aimed squarely at
the subprime lenders. I heard


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photo courtesy of the office of congresswoman Kathy Castor
Representative Kathy Castor
from thousands of Floridians who
attended the four foreclosure as-
sistance workshops I organized
about how they had been taken
advantage of by their lenders.
Now there will be penalties for ir-
responsible lending and strong
consumer protections for mort-
gages. The Consumer Financial
Protection Agency's mission will
be to protect homeowners and
small businesses rather than
banks and Wall Street."


Old Palm Harbor Main Street named Florida


Main Street Community of th
TALLAHASSEE Last week Secretary of the hotel, it was soon rebuilt and expanded,
State Kurt S. Browning announced that Old later becoming Florida Southern College in
Palm Harbor Main Street has been named the 1902. Portions of the campus burned again in
Florida Main Street Community of the Month 1921, but bricks salvaged from the rubble
for December 2009. Selection for this award were used to build Palm Harbor United
is based on a record of active participation in Methodist Church, locally known as the White
the Florida Main Street Program. Chapel.
"Old Palm Harbor Main Street represents Downtown Palm Harbor grew and became
the quiet history of some of Florida's small an important commercial center for the area
towns," said Secretary Browning. "The ap- after World War II, when citrus packing
plication of a modern approach to preservation houses, lumber yards, and cement works
has enabled Old Palm Harbor Main Street to were established around the town center. Cit-
retain its historic character while encouraging rus production and transportation, along with
a diverse and thriving downtown." tourism, have been staples of the local econ-
The Palm Harbor area was originally omy since Palm Harbor's settlement. The
known by the location of the Bay St. Joseph relocation and expansion of U.S. Highway 19
Post Office, established in 1878. By 1888, to the east of Palm Harbor's historic district
the area had become known as Sutherland, in the 1970s encouraged urbanization in
then as Palm Harbor by 1925. The first post- northern Pinellas County and led to rapid res-
master, J.C. Craver, came south from Illinois idential and commercial growth in the area.
to find a climate to ease his tuberculosis, and The Downtown Palm Harbor Historic Dis-
his general store became the nucleus of the trict is entirely within Old Palm Harbor Main
new community. In the late 1880s, another Street's Program Area, encompassing por-
northerner, Henry Plant, built the San Marino tions of Florida Avenue, Nebraska Avenue,
Hotel on a hill in Sutherland overlooking the and Georgia Avenue.
Gulf of Mexico, drawing visitors to the area. Since Old Palm Harbor's designation as a
Although a fire in its second season burned Florida Main Street Program in 1999, the


e Month
community has benefited from the reinvest-
ment of almost $5 million in public and private
funds toward downtown revitalization and re-
habilitation. The town also has gained a net of
16 new businesses and 112 new jobs within
the local program area. The Main Street Four-
Point Approach has enabled Old Palm Harbor
Main Street to revitalize, support, and foster
preservation efforts in its historic downtown,
and to recover its vibrancy as a local com-
mercial and economic center.
Florida Main Street is a technical assis-
tance program of the Bureau of Historic
Preservation, Division of Historical Re-
sources, Florida Department of State. The
Bureau conducts statewide programs aimed at
identifying, evaluating, and preserving
Florida's historic resources. Main Street, with
its emphasis on preservation, is an effective
strategy for achieving these goals in Florida's
historic retail districts. Since 1985, the Bu-
reau has offered manager training, consultant
team visits, design and other technical assis-
tance, as well as the benefit of experience
gained by other Florida Main Street Pro-
grams.


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This kitty is almost 4 years
old so she is fully grown, but still
very dainty and petite. Her last
owner has sadly gone into a
nursing home so she has to find
a new human to live with. She is
totally endearing in quite a
charming way; invite her to sit
with you and she will show you
what it is to be loved. Callie has
always been an inside cat since
she was born on Christmas 2005
What she wants more than any-
thing for her birthday is to find a
loving companion Could that be
YOU? Visit Callie at SPCA
Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N in
Largo or call 727-586-3591.

Military News

Navy Fleet News
Seaman Joshua R. Cunningham
Coast Guard Seaman Joshua R.
Cunningham, a 2007 graduate of
Lighthouse Christian Academy,
Seminole, Fla., recently gradu-
ated from the U.S. Coast Guard
Recruit Training Center in Cape
May, N. J.

Seaman David M. McClintock

Navy Seaman Apprentice
David M. McClintock, a 2009
graduate of Seminole High
School, Seminole, Fla., recently
completed U.S. Navy basic train-
ing and was meritoriously pro-
moted to his current rank at Re-
cruit Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.
Pvt. Nicholas A. Brochu
Army National Guard Pvt.
Nicholas A. Brochu has graduated
from basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C
He is the son of Christiane
Brochu of Ranchwood Drive S.,
Dunedin, Fla., and Alain Brochu
of West Stewartstown, N.H.
Brochu is a 2007 graduate of
Dunedin High School.


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NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL COURT
CASE NO. 09-12911-FD-23
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
DAVID PENDLETON
Petitioner

and

KELLI R. PENDLETON
Respondent

TO: KELLI R. PENDLETON
Last known address:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE has been filed and you are required to serve a copy of
your written denial to it, on Petitioner's Attorney, JOSEPH EVANSON,
whose address is PO BOX 629, Largo, Florida 33779 on or before
January 4, 2010, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Petitioner's Attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the petition.
WITNESS, KEN BURKE, as Clerk of the Circuit Court, and the
seal of said Court at the Courthouse at Clearwater, Florida.

Dated: November 30, 2009


10845


DEC4, 11, 18,25,2009


KEN BURKE
rk of the Circuit Court
By: Rhonda R. Ditty
Deputy Clerk
120404


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
UCN: 522009CA01971OXXCICI
Case No.: 09-019710-CI-8
EZ LOANS, LLC, a Florida limited liability company,
ROBERT WRIGHT, DOTIIE WRIGHT, and PERFECT PROPER-
TIES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company,
Plaintiffs

v.

THE TEMPLE OF SAINT PETERSBURG, INC.,
a Florida not-for profit corporation,
ARIEL BERGERMAN, AFFORDABLE REALTY AND PROPER-
TY MANAGEMENT, INC., a Florida corporation,
TRINITY METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH,
TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH,
ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF ST. PETERSBURG, INC.,
a Florida not-for profit corporation,
and any PARTIES IN POSSESSION
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN TENANTS,
Defendants.
To: TRINITY METHODIST CHURCH
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following
property has been filed in Pinellas County, Florida:
LOT 56, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63 AND 64, HARBORDALE,
ACCORDING TO PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
8, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA.

which has been filed against you and THE TEMPLE OF SAINT
PETERSBURG, INC., ARIEL BERGERMAN, AFFORDABLE
REALTY AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC., TRINITY
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF ST.
PETERSBURG, INC., and ANY PARTIES IN POSSESSION
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN TENANTS, you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on:

Karen E. Mailer, Esq.
Powell, Carney, Gross, Maller & Ramsay, PA.
One Progress Plaza, Suite 1210
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

on or before December 28, 2009, and file the original with the
Clerkof this Court either before service on Plaintiffs' attorney or imme-
diately thereafter, otherwise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated this 19th day of November, 2009.


13340


KEN BURKE
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Rhonda R. Ditty
Deputy Clerk
NOV 27. DEC 4. 11. 18. 2009 112701


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 09-6052-ES-003
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Randall L. Fickel
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Randall L. Fickel,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 14, 2008, and whose
social security number is XXX-
XX-8780, 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
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE 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 December 11,
2009.
Personal Representative:
Danny M. Fickel
2745 E. Powell Road
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Douglas E. Hoover
6660 N. High Street 2E
Worthington, OH 43085-2537
FBN: 177535
Telephone: 614-436-1001
39155 DEC11,18,2009 121101


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN: 522009CP007000XXESXX
FILE NO. 09-7000-ES03
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PAULINE C. ARMSTRONG,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of PAULINE C. ARM-
STRONG, deceased, whose date
of death was September 15, 2009,
File Number
522009CP007000XXESXX, 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 rep-
resentative and the personal rep-
resentative'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 TIME OF THE
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 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 December 11,
2009.
Personal Representative:
WILLIAM M. ARMSTRONG III
c/o The Yates Law Firm, PA.
320 W Kennedy Boulevard,
Suite 520
Tampa, Florida 33606
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
CARLA B. YATES, Esquire
320 W Kennedy Blvd, Suite 520
Tampa, Florida 33606
FBN.: 709166
Telephone: (813) 254-6516
18005 DEC 11,18,2009 121103


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 09-005968-ES
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DON K. VILENDRER, A/K/A
DON KAY VILENDRER
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of Don K. Vilendrer, A/K/A
Don Kay Vilendrer, deceased,
whose date of death was August
22, 2009, 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-
sentatives and the personal repre-
sentatives' 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
NOTICEON 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 December 11,
2009.
Personal Representative:
Brenda Pearson
1013 Meadowlawn Dr. N.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
and
Beverly A. Matthews
P.O. Box 1231
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457-1231
Attorney for
Co-Personal Representatives:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Brenda Pearson and
Beverly A. Matthews
Law Offices of Joseph F Pippen,
Jr. & Associates, PL
1920 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33771
Telephone: (727) 586-3306
FBN: 351581 SPN: 01769503
13105 DEC 11,18,2009 121105
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 09-6742-ES-004
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MABLE L.DEAN,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of MABLE L. DEAN,
deceased, File Number 09-6742-
ES-004, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Pinellas County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 545 1st Ave.
N. St. Petersburg Florida. The
names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated
claims must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice is November
December 11, 2009.
Personal Representative:
LORNA L. STULTZ
3177 Baybrook Dr.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
JAMES W. O'NEILL, ESQUIRE
2120 52nd Street South
Gulfport, Florida 33707
(727) 327-4586
SPN: 78069 FBN: 277339
10540 DEC11,18,2009 121102


NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION IN THE
CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SIXTH JUD CIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR PINELLAS
COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-6222-ES-04
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MICHAEL JOHN ROSS,
Deceased.
THE ADMINISTRATION of
the Estate of MICHAEL JOHN
ROSS, Deceased, File Number:
09-6222-ES-04, 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 interested persons are
required to file with the Court,
WITHIN THREE MONTHS OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE: (1) All claims
against the Estate and (2) Any
objection by an interested person
on whom this notice is served that
challenged the validity of the
Will, the qualifications, of the
Personal Representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of the Court.
PUBLICATION of this
Notice has begun on December
18,2009.
Personal Representative:
Michelle A. Hatton, a/k/a
Michelle Ross Hatton
765 7th Street South
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
Herbert E. Gould, Esquire
Post Office Box 11823
St. Petersburg, FL 33733
(727) 327-5842
19025 Dec 18,25,2009 121801








NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
UCN: 522009CP006812XXESXX
FILE NO. 09-6812-ES03
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WAYNE MARSHALL SMITH,
Deceased.
The administration of the
estate of WAYNE MARSHALL
SMITH, deceased, whose date of
death was August 28, 2009,
Reference Number 09-6812-
ES03, 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 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 TIME OF THE
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 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 December 11,
2009.
Personal Representative:
BOBBI JEAN SMITH
c/o Carla B. Yates, Attorney at Law
The Yates Law Firm, PA.
320 West Kennedy Boulevard,
Suite 520
Tampa, Florida 33606
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
CARLA B. YATES, Esquire
320 W Kennedy Blvd, Suite 520
Tampa, Florida 33606
FBN.: 709166
Telephone: (813) 254-6516
18005 DEC 11,18,2009 121104


Tree with a



guarantee

ST. PETERSBURG With all the
headaches that the holidays bring, esp-
cially with the economy in recovery, the
last thing any family wants to worry about
is a decorated tree falling down on top of all
they could produce to put under it. Thank-
fully there are those companies who be-
lieve in genuine customer service.
Christmas trees are cut into their tradi-
tional shape throughout the growing
process; however, if the trees aren't in-
spected carefully a flawed trunk can make
the best looking tree the last one left.
Pinellas News publisher Robert Potter
became the story for once when his family
Chritmas tree had a curved trunk that pre-
vented it from remaining upright. After
many adjustments to the tree stand, and a
few more broken ornaments, Potter called
the tree farm where he bought the tree,
Kathy's Korner Nursery.
An associate showed up at their home
and discovered the problem. The tree was
replaced and the money refunded. In light
of the holiday spirit it was nice to see a lo-
cal company looking after their products
with such care, especially when their cus-
tomer's holiday cheer is on the line.
Kathy's Korner is located on 6095
Haines road in St. Petersburg. They can be
contacted at (727) 525-9640. Their hours
are Mon-Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4.
Clearwater police chief continued from pg 1

abuse, Bernal said that he would create a
task force in order to spread the word and
educate the youth.
Bernal also made comments about tex-
ting a driving, using his own personal ex-
perience. "Traffic was stopped dead in front
of me. It took everything I had to keep
from hitting the person in front of me. I will
never do that again," said Bernal.
Deputy Chief Thomas Lawrence is in
charge of the largest patrol division in Dal-
las. Lawrence believes there are three
components to manage a police depart-
ment. The first is to form city partner-
ships, geographic responsibility, and active
engagements between police and their
neighbors.
While Lawrence seems to have had a
difference set of challenges in Dallas, he
realizes what he would need to focus on if
he were to get the position in Clearwater.
"My biggest challenges here would be
maintain the beach areas to keep tourism
revenue up, reaching out the Hispanic pop-
ulation, and looking at the more depressed
areas of town," said Lawrence. "This city
has a lot of challenges that I would be look-
ing forward to tackling."
With four very qualified candidates the
city really has to look at the best fit for
Clearwater. The city's violent crime has
been above national average for a few
years and the city needs an available, no-
nonsense, able body to protect its citizens.

H1N1 survey continued from pg 1
vent the spread of flu, they are still not
convinced the vaccine is right for them
when they weigh the risks against the re-
wards," said Kelli Burns, assistant profes-
sor in the School of Mass Communications,
whose students conducted the research.
"The challenge for any communicator is to
motivate people to take action, a much
more difficult task than increasing their
knowledge on a subject.
"The survey project was part of a
broader initiative by Burns to bring more
social media tools into the classroom, par-
ticularly for collecting and presenting data.
Through an Innovative Teaching Grant
from the Center for 21st Century Teaching
Excellence at USF, Burns was able to pur-
chase the Flip cameras students used to
record and edit their videos. After up-
loading the videos to YouTube, students
were able to embed the videos in an online
survey hosted by SurveyMonkey. For an-
other assignment, students recorded in-
terviews using their laptops and a Moni-
tronics microphone, created podcasts and
uploaded the podcasts to their blogs. This
part of the project garnered the most en-
thusiastic response.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the social media
component of this class," said Joan
Landquist, another student in the class.
"The aspect of social media really helped
me apply the material. I had fun using the
Flip Cam, it was a fun tool. I really en-
joyed the interview project as that enabled


me to interview a professional, which pro-
vided me with solid evidence as to why
social media was important. I admit, I was
skeptical at first, but this project was a
great intro to conducting research."
Her classmate Varuni Jaipershad agreed.
"Before this class I never really used social
media and I thought it was more a tool for
fun. Now, I think social media can be used
in many situations like gathering research
and communicating with people. It is im-
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L Manatee County bank branches
participate in Angel Tree donation

SFirst Bank's eight Manatee County branches recently served
as Bradenton Salvation Army Angel Tree donation sites with
First Bank customers and employees completing the wish lists
for 147 Angels.
"The outpouring of generosity from our employees and cus-
S tomers was inspirational and amazing," said Anne Lee, Retail
President. "In these difficult economic times so many people
made it possible for these children to experience the joy and
magic of the holiday
season. The spirit of P. o
giving and helping
others has been
overwhelming."
In addition Angel
Tree, the Salvation
Army implemented
a new "Forgotten .
.---- Angel" program this
oviders year to ensure every
Angel would receive
gifts. The program
is serving 1,150 fam-
ilies including 2,600
children this holiday
season.
Families partici-
pating in Angel Tree
can pick up their
gifts on today, which .
is the last day for the
Salvation Army An- photo courtesy of Manatee County
gel Tree program. Mayor Alma Gower







id rep

as irresponsible


TAMPA The capture of a 12-
foot-long Burmese python a week
ago from a lawn in Port of Tampa
was the "last straw" for many rep-
tile owners. Spurred by more neg-
ative publicity of a Burmese python
on the loose, several dozen reptile
owners have come together to offer
a reward for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of the per-
son, or people, responsible for re-
leasing the snake or allowing it to
escape. The reward is $18,400.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
has been dealing with released and
wild Burmese pythons, listed as a
reptile of concern, for the past sev-
eral years. While some pythons are
known to have escaped into the
wild, others may have been inten-
tionally released. The Burmese
python may reach a length of 26
feet and a weight of more than 200
pounds. All reptiles of concern,
when in the wild, can prey on na-
tive wildlife and potentially can be
dangerous to people. Several per-
mitted reptile dealers and owners
have assisted the agency in captur-
ing wild Burmese pythons on state-
managed areas in South Florida
since July.
With heightened public aware-
ness, calls to the FWC about the
large snakes have increased signif-
icantly, and many reptile owners
are concerned that the public's im-
age of them is inaccurate.
Michael Cole is a reptile dealer


in Central Florida. He
owns and operates Ball-
room Pythons South.
"Most people who own
Burmese pythons and
other reptiles of concern
are very responsible pet
owners and would never
release them or inade-
quately cage them," Cole
said. "It is not fair to cate-
gorize us as a bad group of
people. We care for our
pets, and we care forBurmese
Florida's wildlife and been rele
ecosystems."
The FWC enacted rules in Janu-
ary 2008 regulating reptiles of con-
cern. Reptiles of concern are the
Burmese python, African rock
python (northern and southern),
amethystine python, reticulated
python, green anaconda and the
Nile monitor lizard. To own one of
these animals, an FWC permit is
required. The permit costs $100,
and a questionnaire must be com-
pleted. In addition, the animal must
be micro-chipped; it is required to
be caged, and the cage must meet
certain caging requirements. A dis-
aster plan for securing or evacuat-
ing the animal must be written, and
the FWC will make on-site and
unannounced inspections. The laws
apply to every reptile of concern
owner, regardless of when the
owner took possession of the ani-
mal.
"Our aim is not to take away the


photo courtesy of Manatee County
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pythons are not native to Florida but have
ased into the wild in South Florida.
rights of reptile owners, but to
make sure those who have the an-
imals are responsible and the ani-
mals are cared for and not re-
leased," said Capt. John West, of
the FWC's Captive Wildlife Section.
"Like anything, if the laws are fol-
lowed, there are fewer problems."
To provide owners of reptiles of
concern an avenue to get rid of
their animals, rather than to release
them, the FWC directed staff on
Dec. 10 to implement an executive
order that will allow the reptiles to
be turned over to authorized reptile
of concern permit holders with no
questions asked. The executive or-
der will take effect in approximately
two to three weeks.
"We want all reptile keepers and
pet owners to be responsible," Cole
said. "If you're not legal, you're not
part of us."


Over turned cement truck creates back ups early this week
ST. PETERSBURG On Monday, units from St. Pe-
tersburg Fire & Rescue responded to a vehicle crash
involving a roll-over of a cement truck.
The cement truck overturned on Interstate 275
punching a hole through the eastbound Pinellas Bay-
way on-ramp and left the roadway covered in cement.
About nine yards of wet cement weighs approximately
30,000 pounds.
The cement truck from Preferred Materials Inc. of
Odessa was exiting southbound 1-275 onto the Pinel-
las Bayway off-ramp when it struck the center
guardrail and flipped over onto the opposite side of the
ramp, into northbound traffic. The cement truck punc- photo courtesy of St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue
tured the roadway then the drum came loose and The 4 by 12 foot hole created by the accident on Monday.
struck the retaining wall.
The ramp is closed to traffic currently, and could
remain closed until repairs are completed. The hole
is 28 feet long, 6 feet wide and 8 inches deep.
Paramedics treated the driver for injuries sus-
tained in the crash and transported him to Bayfront |
Medical Center.
The impact created a hole in the northbound ramp
bridge deck, approximately 4 feet by 12 feet, and
spilled wet concrete onto the bridge deck.
The 1-275 northbound ramp from Pinellas Bayway
remained closed during repairs.
After the bridge damage assessment was com-
pleted and the contractor had been selected repairs
and replacement of a portion of the bridge deck took
place. The hole was repaired and both lanes of traffic
have reopened as of Wednesday night. photo courtesy of St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue
The barrel of the cement truck detached from the overturned
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Friday, December 18, 2009 | PINELLAS NEWS I Page 6

JESSICA LAWSON NAMED BIG RECIPE of the Week

EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK Reindeer Cupcakes


TAMPA University of South Florida
women's basketball standout Jessica Law-
son has been named the BIG EAST Con-
ference women's basketball Player of the
Week for the week ending Dec. 13.
Lawson, a 6-3 center from Orlando,
scored a career-high 26 points in helping
USF to a 76-64 win over Jacksonville in its
lone game of the week on Dec. 13. Lawson
was 12-19 from the field and 2-4 from the
line in 33 minutes of action while also
recording two blocked shots. In addition,
the sixth-year senior grabbed a game-high
16 rebounds two off equaling her career-
high for her fifth double-double of the
season, and her first since 15-point, 15-
rebound outing against Montana on Nov.
27. It was also her 15th double-double as a
Bull and the 16th of her collegiate career
dating back to her time at California.
On the year, Lawson is averaging 16.6
points per game, sixth in the BIG EAST,
and a league best 12.8 rebounds per outing.
Lawson is also shooting 51.3 percent (58-
113) from the field on the year.
Lawson's is the sixth USF player to be
named BIG EAST Player of the Week
since joining the conference prior to the
2005-06 season, and the first since Shantia
Grace was named for the week ending Nov.
20, 2006. Jessica Dickson has had the


Senior center Jessica Lawson


honor bestowed upon her the most out of
all USF players with four.
USF will get back on the hardwood on
Thursday, Dec. 17 when it faces Tulane at
7 p.m. in the Sun Dome. That game will
mark the first of three that the Bulls will
play in a four-day stretch at home. They
will host the USF Shootout on Dec. 19-20
taking on North Carolina Central in the
first round at 4 p.m.. Houston Baptist will
take on East Carolina in the opening game
of the day at 2 p.m.. The losers will play in
the consolation game at noon on Dec. 20
with the winner's facing off for the
Shootout title at 2 p.m.


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24 large pretzel twists
24 miniature marshmallows
24 red cinnamon candies
24 small red gumdrops
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TAMPA NFL Charities, the charitable
foundation of the National Football League,
has awarded $1.5 million in grants to sup-
port sports-related medical research at 11
organizations nationwide, including the
University of South Florida, the NFL an-
nounced last week.
USF Sports Medicine expert Eric Coris,
MD, received a $124,390 NFL Charities
Medical Research Grant to study the pre-
vention and treatment of heat stress
among athletes. This is the third consecu-
tive NFL Charities research award won by
Dr. Coris; he has received a total of more
than $272,000 in funding from the founda-
tion since 2004.
"This grant from NFL Charities means
more than just another funded research
project to us; it means we are one step
closer to being able to protect youth, col-
legiate and professional athletes who par-
ticipate in sports in the heat," Dr. Coris
said.
Dr. Coris, associate professor in the De-
partment of Family Medicine and director
of Primary Care Sports Medicine at USF,
will be collaborating with Dr. Douglass
Casa from the University of Connecticut
and Dr. Ollie Jay from the University of
Ottawa in Canada during the course of his
research, which will begin in spring 2010.
The researchers will build on previous
studies evaluating how to predict which
players are at most risk for heat illness.
They will monitor players' core internal
temperatures with a "heat pill," an in-
gestible thermometer the size of a large


multivitamin, and fit players with high-tech
masks to measure their oxygen consump-
tion during practice drills. They will as-
sess how the body physiologically reacts to
high-intensity exercise under high heat
and humidity on the football field.
The NFL has long supported sports-re-
lated medical research through NFL Char-
ities Medical Research Grants. Since 2000,
NFL Charities has committed more than
$20 million in grants to medical facilities
nationwide to address issues including
studies on mild traumatic brain injury, ACL
injury prevention and heat stress risks.
Overall, the NFL has spent more than $5
million to research concussions and other
brain injuries during the past decade, in-
cluding the NFL Charities grants in this
area.
A four-member panel of medical experts
evaluates and recommends grantees each
year that must be approved by the NFL
Charities board. This year's grants include
studies on heat illness, knee biomechanics,
artery blockage in retired players and stem
cell usage for tendon repair.
Formed in 1973, NFL Charities is a non-
profit organization that enables the league
to contribute collectively to charitable
causes on a national level. NFL Charities,
which has approved more than $120 mil-
lion in grants to more than 600 different or-
ganizations, approves grants annually to
support sports-related medical research,
youth health programs, and the charitable
work of current and retired NFL players.


USF assistant coach wins coach of the year


TAMPA University of South Florida's
men's soccer assistant coach, Ryan Anatol,
was named the winner of the 2009 Na-
tional Soccer Coaches Association of
America (NSCAA) College Assistant
Coach of the Year Award for the Northeast
Region. Anatol will receive his regional
award at the NSCAA/adidas College
Coaches Awards Reception in Philadelphia
on Thursday, Jan. 14.
As a regional assistant coach of the year
recipient, Anatol is now eligible for the na-
tional coach of the year award The Glenn
"Mooch" Myernick National Assistant
Coach of the Year Award which will be
presented on Jan. 15 at the NSCAA Awards
Banquet.
"I believe Ryan is well deserving of the
award and I'm very happy for him," head
coach George Kiefer said. "Ryan is one of
the hardest working assistants in the
Country."
The NSCAA Assistant Coach of the Year
Award is designed to highlight outstanding
assistant coaches at the college and high
school levels.
Since being named assistant coach in
2005, USF has posted an impressive 64-26-
14 record. The Bulls have also made four
appearances in the NCAA Tournament
(2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009) and have won
one BIG EAST Conference Championship
(2008). In 2008, USF advanced to the Elite
Eight in the NCAA Tournament before
falling to Wake Forest.
Anatol has also been influential in re-
cruiting for the Bulls. Since joining USF's
staff, Anatol has closed the deal on several
of the nation's top recruiting classes in-
cluding top 10 classes. Included in those


pnoto courtesy or us~
Men's Assistant Soccer Coach Ryan Anatol
recruiting classes since 2005 were: 23 All-
BIG EAST selections, nine all-region picks
(Jordan Seabrook, Rodrigo Hidalgo, Simon
Schoendorf, Kevon Neaves, Yohance Mar-
shall and Jeff Attinella) and one NSCAA
All-American (Yohance Marshall).
A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Anatol
is no stranger to the Bulls. Anatol, who
played for USF from 1997-2000, helped his
team win two Conference USA Champi-
onships (1997 and 1998) while also ad-
vancing to the NCAA Tournament both
years.
The 2009 season was Anatol's fifth sea-
son as assistant coach for the Bulls. In
2009, USF advanced to the second round in
the BIG EAST Championships before
falling to Notre Dame in penalty kicks. The
Bulls also advanced to the second round in
the NCAA Tournament before falling to
No. 1 ranked and top-seeded Akron. USF
concluded the 2009 season with a 14-4-3
record and a 6-3-2 record in the BIG EAST.


covered.
Special Touch:
Bake these festive
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themed baking cups for
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Do-Ahead Touch:
Save time during the holidays! Freeze these
cupcakes in an airtight freezer container up to 4
months. Decorate the frozen cupcakes; they'll
thaw while you're decorating.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories 270
Total Fat 10g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 310mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
Sugars 28g
Protein 2g
PERCENT DAILY VALUE
Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 6%
EXCHANGES
1/2 Starch
2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate
0 Vegetable
2 Fat
*Courtesy of bettycrocker.com


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