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KENNETH CITY POLICE BUCKLE DOWN ON BUCKLING UP


Kenneth City, FL The Kenneth
City Police Department announced to-
day they are joining with hundreds of
other law enforcement agencies
across Florida in renewing a pledge to
save lives by intensifying efforts to
enforce seat belt laws among all mo-
torists and around the clock during
the Click It or Ticket mobilization,
which runs from March 1 March 15,
2009. According to 2008 data from the
Florida Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles, 2,983 in-
dividuals were killed in motor vehicle
related crashes. Of these traffic


deaths, 1,795 individuals were either
drivers or passengers in safety belt
equipped vehicles. Sixty percent
(1,085) of these people killed were
not wearing a safety belt. In addition
in 2008, sixty-eight percent (54 of 79)
of the children ages 0 to 17 years old
killed in traffic crashes were not using
safety equipment. "With 30 percent of
traffic fatalities due to Floridians fail-
ing to buckle up regularly, it's clear
that far too many people still don't
take the safety belt law seriously,"
Chief Pasley said. "The unbuckled
rate is especially high and the fatal


crash rate increases significantly at
night. So look for us to be out on the
streets both day and night in March
making sure that everyone is buckled
up." Research has shown that
lap/shoulder belts, when used prop-
erly; reduce the risk of fatal injury to
front-seat passenger car occupants by
45 percent and the risk of moderate to
critical injury by 50 percent. For light-
truck occupants, safety belts reduce
the risk of fatal injury by 60 percent
and moderate-to-critical injury by 65 Photo courtesy of stockxchng.com
percent. Safety belts are 80-percent Kenneth City plans on increasing efforts to
See SEATBELT Page 3 enforce seatbelt laws.

Census forms are on the way...

and so are the scammers


Photo courtesy of Clearwater Marine Aquarium
"Sunny" the otter pup was rescued near tennis courts in Indian Rocks Beach on Sunday Feb. 28.

Clearwater Marine

Aquarium rescues

three-month-old otter


CLEARWATER- Clearwater Ma-
rine Aquarium's (CMA) stranding
team rescued an otter pup Sunday
Feb. 28 in Indian Rocks Beach. She
was lying in the sun in an open field
near a tennis court. CMA volunteer
"Sunny" responded to the call, so
that's the name the female pup re-
ceived. The three-month-old weighs
about three pounds and is enjoying
getting used to her new environment.
This is the time of year otter pups
are spotted trying to make it on their
own. You may remember "Oscar,"
who was found near a dumpster last
year in Largo. If you see any otter
pups, please do not approach them
and immediately call our stranding
line at 727-441-1790 ext. 234. Some
people describe them as looking like
small brown ferrets from a distance.
Adult female otters have litters of
anywhere between one and six. In na-
ture, not all can keep up and some


can get left behind or encounter ob-
stacles. Otter moms nurse and assist
in the development of vital life skills
in their first year of life. Mom will of-
ten catch and release pray for the
pups to practice their skills. Without
mom to protect them, pups are vul-
nerable to predation and lack life
skills related to finding food.
North American river otters are
fresh water animals and can be found
throughout all of North America in
rivers, streams, lakes and ponds.
They are in the Mustilidae family,
which also includes ferrets, skunks,
weasels and sea otters. North Amer-
ican river otters are not endangered
and due to decreased habitats, are of-
ten found in residential neighbor-
hoods or other populated areas.
As part of its free speaker series,
CMA will host a presentation on April
15 at 6 p.m. on "All About Otters."


In March, the 2010 Census forms will
be delivered to every residence in the
United States and Puerto Rico. Pinellas
County Justice and Consumer Services
Department advises
residents to be on the A census,
alert for scammers that
may use this opportu- will ne
nity to trick you into giv-
ing them your personal yOU f/
information. Before pro- social s
viding any information,
take a few minutes to nurnbe
verify that it is the offi-
cial census form. ban
If you don't mail the inform
form back, you will
probably receive a


phone call or visit from a census taker who
will ask you the questions on the form.
Justice and Consumer Services -uLI.U.I
that you take due care in verifying that the
caller or person visiting you is who they
say they are.

TERMINATE
TALLAHASSEE -- Termite swarm-
ing season gets under way in late Feb-
ruary and early March as temperatures
begin to warm. Swarming means the
termites are leaving their colonies to
search for new nesting sites. Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson is
again warning Floridians to take steps
to protect their homes.
Termites are most abundant in the
southwestern and southern U.S., with
the Gulf Coast commonly known as
"the termite belt." Since termites try to
avoid light and open air spaces, the in-
sects do their damage behind walls.
Many homeowners don't realize they
have a termite problem until swarming
season when they see them flying
around their homes. The swarmers are
winged, black insects about one-quar-
ter-inch long and look a lot like flying
ants.


Keep in mind that it is a federal offense
for anyone to pretend they represent the
Census Bureau, or any other office of the
United States government. For informa-
tion on identifying a le-
worker gitimate census worker,
visit U.S. Census Bu-
ver ask reau or contact the re-
gional Census office at 1
r your (888) 586-9439.
ecu rity A census worker will
never ask you for your
or any Social Security Number
or any banking informa-
ing tion nor will they be
a tio n. sending you a question-
naire by e-mail. If you re-
ceive an email or find a
website that you suspect is falsely repre-
senting the Census Bureau, forward the e-
mail or website URL to the Census Bureau
at itso.fraud.reporting@census.gov.



TERMITES
19 1


Photo courtesy of stockxchng.com
Termites working diligently as they burrow
into a large piece of wood.
Termites can be categorized into
two groups by their nesting sites. The
earth-dwelling termites that make tun-
nels in the ground or build tubes above
the earth are called subterranean ter-
mites. The second group, the wood-
dwelling termites that have no contact
with the earth, are called drywood ter-
See TERMITE Page 5


Great Urban Race runs though Tampa on March 6


The Great Urban Race, such as this one in
Denver, is a race and scavenger hunt.
TAMPA- It's part scavenger hunt,
part wandering party and a whole lot of
fun. The Great Urban Race will be tak-
ing Tampa by storm on Saturday, March
6 as participants navigate around the


city solving clues and completing vari-
ous challenges.
The Great Urban Race is a wacky,
urban adventure. Teams of two solve 12
clues and complete fun challenges
while discovering the city in a fresh
way during an exciting day. The race
will visit 24 cities across the U.S. in
2010, wrapping up with a championship
in Las Vegas in November.
Teams of two will solve 12 clues and
complete physical and mental chal-
lenges by walking, running or using
public transportation. Participants may
find themselves scavenging for random
items, deciphering puzzles or complet-
ing a physical challenge or game. The
first 25 teams to complete the race will
have the opportunity to compete in the
National Championship race in Las Ve-
gas for a chance at the $10,000 prize.
"The Great Urban Race is a fun way
to discover all that Tampa has to offer,"
said Race Director Joe Reynolds. "For
those looking for an exciting and ac-
tive Saturday afternoon, the Great Ur-
ban Race will satisfy the desire for a
new adventure."


All participants are encouraged to
sign up to become St. Jude Heroes and
help to raise funds in support of St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital, one of
the world's premier pediatric cancer re-
search centers. Prior to race day, St.
Jude Heroes will raise money for the
hospital by securing pledges from family
and friends. In addition, for each regis-
tered St. Jude Hero, the Great Urban
Race will donate $10 to St. Jude
Since the Great Urban Race kicked
off its first event in the summer of
2007, the response has been over-
whelming. Many racers are now com-
peting in various cities across the coun-
try while others have become avid local
supporters. Sherri Kimmell and Leslie
Kehoe, who finished first in the 2009
Atlanta race, said their strategy for the
Great Urban Race was "having good
'Googlers', running fast and planning
out the right route."
The cost of the race is $55 per per-
son until March 5 and $65 per person
on race day. The race is open to all,
however, those under the age of 18
must be accompanied by an adult. Reg-


Photo courtesy of Red Frog Events
Teams of two will scour Tampa Bay, such as
this team in Denver, solving clues.
istration begins at 11a.m. at Gaspar's
Grotto. Race begins at noon.
For more information or to register
for the event, visit www.greaturban-
race.com.


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Calendar ..........2
Classifieds .......5
Crossword.......6
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Recipe .............6
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EVENTS CALENDAR
Today, Friday, March 5, 2010
USF Under Armour Invitational: Clearwater welcomes college
athletes, coaches, sponsors and spectators to two of the largest NCAA
Division I softball tournaments. Participating Division I Teams include
University of South Florida, Austin Peay, Ball State, Boston University,
Bradley, Central Michigan, Florida Gulf Coast, Florida International,
Fordham, Jacksonville, Loyola-Chicago, Memphis, Penn State and more.
Presented by Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission and the
City of Clearwater. Teams and schedule subject to change.
St. Pete Shuffle: St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Courts, 559 Lake Dr. N. St.
Petersburg, FL. 7 to 11 p.m. Mirror Come out and enjoy a hip twist to an
old game under the stars. Fun family activity. All equipment is provided
and instruction is available. The "World's Largest Shuffleboard Club"
promotes and sponsors year-round competitive and recreational outdoor
shuffleboard play on 65 courts. Every Fri www.stpeteshuffle.com or
727-822-2083.
Get Downtown First Friday Music Series: Central Ave. btwn. 2nd and
3rd St. 5:30 p.m. www.breakfastoptimist.org or 727-393-3597. Get
downtown and get down with the fun. Join us for great jazz, a lively
crowd and all the fun you can handle, right in the heart of downtown.
Pablo Franciso at the Tampa Improv: 1600 East 8th Avenue, Tampa,
running from March 4- March 7th. For more information visit
www.improvtampa.com
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Rays Spring Training vs. Boston Red Sox: Charlotte Sports Park,
2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948. 1:05 p.m.
Human Rights Walkathon: 400 Bayshore Dr. N.E. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
www.humanrightswalkathon.org or 727-657-7026. In these dangerous
times people of all faiths must come together to educate ourselves and
our youth in basic human rights. These rights were set forth by the United
Nations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our purpose with
the Human Rights Walkathon 2009 is to unite all people in these rights
and to make them a reality. Through education we can end war, discrim-
ination and intolerance. Put your best foot forward to support Human
Rights. Join us at this fun filled event for food, entertainment, education-
al speakers and to walk with like-minded individuals supporting human
rights around the world. Your participation will help. You can participate in
several ways. You can walk and show your support or you can sponsor
someone to walk.
Abilities Wine Tasting & Auction:Tropicana Field. 7 to 9 p.m. www.abil-
itiesfoundation.com or 727-538-7370. Join us for the 21st annual Abilities
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. Savor premium wine and spirits, and taste
signatures dishes from chefs at Salt Rock Grill, Island Way Grill, Parkshore
Grill, Red Mesa, Z-Grille, Flamestone, O'Bistro, Guppy's, Caviar Bazar,
Rollin' Oats, and more. See why this is Florida's long-running and most
9rosp rous o ne-night tasting.
Sunay, March 7, 2010
Photography Hike:1800 Weedon Dr. N.E. 8 a.m. to noon. www.wee-
donislandpreserve.org or 727-463-6500. This program is designed to pro-
vide great opportunities for photographers of all levels to hike the
Preserve in search of that perfect shot. Center staff members highlight
seasonal features of the Preserve, as well as specific wildlife behaviors
that help participants capture the natural beauty of Weedon Island
Preserve. Pre-registration is required.
Music Fest on the Water. KoKo Ray and The Soul Survivors: The Pier,
800 2nd Ave. N.E. 1 to 4 p.m. www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443. Every
week The Pier hosts a new musical act for your listening pleasure at the
Waterside Courtyard. Featuring local bands and musicians from a four
county area with Top 40, Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Jazz and other
types of music for your listening and/or dancing pleasure.
American Stage After Hours Series: THE DUMB SHOW: American
Stage Theatre Company, 163 3rd St. N. 8 p.m. www.americanstage.org or
727-823-7529. A hilarious, irreverent take on the world, starting with a
simple audience suggestion, after which Hawk and Wayne create a series
of characters and scenes that showcase the best and worst of humanity,
and will have you laughing and shaking your head in wonder at the same
time. Performance admission is pay-what-you-can. First Sunday monthly.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Celebrity Critter of the Week: The Pier Aquarium. 800 2nd Ave. N.E. 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. Every Monday a Celebrity Critter of the Week is chosen in
the aquarium. Ask for a copy of the Animal Fact Sheet at the admission
desk. You can also ask for sheets on previously featured celebrities.
www.pieraquarium.org or 727-895-7437.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Hoop Dancing at Sunken Gardens: Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th St. N.
Tues. and Wed. 10 to 11 a.m. www.sunkengardens.org or 727-551-3102.
Hoop dancing is the latest fitness sensation sweeping the nation. Sunken
Gardens now offers a dance class for those who want a great workout
while moving freely with a professional hoola hoop. The eight-class series
costs $80 or $15 per drop-in class on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10
to 11 a.m.
Walk On the Wild Side: Evening Fitness Walk. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,
1101 Country Club Way S. 6 to 7 p.m. www.stpete.org/boyd or 727-893-
7326. Every Tuesdays and Thursdays. Join Holly Harriman, a
Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to
7 p.m. in a 45 minute walk designed for the working professional to work
on the stiffness that comes from sitting or standing too long. Walk
includes warm-up and cool down. $4 each day.
Natural History Speaker Series: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. 1101
Country Club Way S. 7:30 p.m. Fascinating presentations on the natural
and cultural history of Florida. Through April. www.stpete.org/boyd or
727-893-7326
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Coffee Talks: Museum of Fine Art, 255 Beach Dr. N.E. 10:30 a.m.
www.fine-arts.org or 727-896-2667. The Museum's popular performing
artist-in-residence, Nan Colton, continues her wonderful interactive pre-
sentations for the +55 crowd.
Guided Tram Tours. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve: 1101 Country Club Way
S., St. Petersburg, FL. Tues. through Sat. 1 p.m. and Sat. at 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. Ranger guided tram tour through Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.
www.stpete.org/boyd or 727-893-7326.
Oldies But Goodies Dance:The Pier, 800 2nd Ave. N.E. Noon to 3 p.m.
www.stpetepier.com or 727-821-6443. The second and fourth
Wednesday at The Pier are alive with the sounds of Big Band music! The
dance floor is all yours to enjoy with your friends or that special honey!
Come alone or with some friends, this is a great way to meet new people.
The Downtowners play the second Wednesday of each month and the Ron
Berringer Trio on the fourth Wed.
Spring Training Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philidelphia Phillies: Dunedin
Stadium, 373 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, FL. 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 11,2010
Mayor's Night Out: 7 p.m. Sawgrass Elementary. www.stpete.org or
727-893-7465. St. Petersburg residents have face-to-face access with
the mayor and public officials in their own neighborhoods. An eight-night
series where the mayor, council members, city administrators, chiefs
(Police and Fire) and directors will be available to meet with constituents
on a one-on-one basis. Mayor's Night Out will travel from council district


to district and the sessions will be held on the second Thursday of the
months of Feb., March, April, May, August, Sept., Oct. and the first
Thursday of Nov., beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting until all residents
receive the services they need.


American Red Cross month shows

appreciation for volunteers


NEWS


PAGE


TAMPA BAY- With
March proclaimed as
Red Cross Month,
the Tampa Bay Chap-
ter would like to rec-
ognize and thank the
supporters and vol-
unteers whose ef-
forts enable the Red
Cross to respond to
disasters down the
street, across the
country and around
the world.
The Tampa Bay
Chapter is responsible
for providing emer-
gency assistance and
training to over 2.6
million people living
in Hillsborough, Pasco
and Pinellas counties.
"The Red Cross
works tirelessly to be
there with help and


Photo by Talia Frenkel, American Red Cross
Red Cross has over 600,000 volunteers to aid in crisis
situations, many of whom helped after Hurricane Ike hit
in 2008.


hope when people need
it most-and we are
grateful for the public
support that enables us
to continue our work -
here at home and
abroad," said Linda Car-
bone, Chapter Execu-
tive Officer. "Our com-
munity and our nation


next disaster strikes,
or getting involved as
a volunteer."
The Red Cross pro-
vides shelter, food,
comfort and hope to
survivors of nearly
70,000 disasters each
year; helps prepare
communities for emer-


depend on the Red
Cross in times of need,
and the Red Cross de-
pends on the support of
people in America to
achieve its mission."
"During Red Cross
Month, we want to
thank you deeply for
your continued sup-
port. We know that in
the big picture, it is
our donors and dedi-
cated volunteers who
steady our founda-
tion," Carbone added.
"This is a great time
for people to get in-
volved with the Red
Cross, such as signing
up for a CPR, first aid
or another Red Cross
course; giving a finan-
cial gift that can really
save the day when the


agencies; is the largest
single provider of the
nation's blood; teaches
lifesaving skills to
more than 5 million
people a year; supports
military members and
their families, and pro-
vides international hu-
manitarian aid.
The American Red
Cross touches the
lives of millions of peo-
ple every year through
its network of 34,000
employees and more
than 600,000 volun-
teers in more than
2,000 locations across
the United States and
more than 30 coun-
tries around the world.
"The Red Cross has
responded following
the Haiti earthquake
in January, working to
turn despair into
hope," Carbone said.
"The Red Cross is
there in Haiti now -
and we are also here
each day for families
who need us across


the country and
down the street."
Although major dis-
asters such as earth-
quakes, hurricanes,
and wildfires capture
national media head-
lines, the day-to-day
work of the Red Cross
often takes place in lo-
cal communities Last
year the Tampa Bay
Chapter provided
emergency assistance
to nearly 526 families.
Red Cross Service to
Armed Forces also pro-
vided 1,325 emergency
communications and re-
ferrals to military fami-
lies during tough times,
arranging travel and
emergency leave for fu-
nerals and family crises.
This year, the Tampa
Bay Chapter had the
added privilege to
oversee thousands of
dollars from a grant to
support veterans from
Afghanistan and Iraq
making sure some had
food on their tables or a
safe place to call home.


TAMPA- The Florida
Office of Drug Control
Director, Bruce Grant,
will presented Gasparilla
organizers and their
partners with apprecia-
tion certificates for their
efforts in developing and
communicating the 2010
Gasparilla Respect and
Responsibility Educa-
tional Initiative to the
Tampa Bay Community.
"I am proud of the
work that has gone into
making this a safer fes-
tival for everyone,"
Grant continued. "It is
critical that we send
clear messages to our
youth that underage
drinking is illegal. And
it is vital that adults un-
derstand that they also
have a role to play. It is
my pleasure to recog-
nize some of those who
stepped up and made a
difference at this year's
Gasparilla Festival."
In January, Ye Mys-
tic Krewe of Gasparilla
(YMKG) and EventFest
joined the Honorable
Pam lorio, Mayor of the
City ofTampa, MaryEllen
Elia, Superintendent of
Hillsborough County
Schools, Deputy Chief
Marc Hamlin, Tampa
Police Department and
Bill Gieseking, Pepin
Distributing Company
in announcing plans for
a comprehensive com-
munication program
and educational initia-
tive designed for en-
couraging responsible
behavior and respect at
Tampa's treasured Gas-
parilla celebration.
Gasparilla is a treas-
ured event for genera-


tions in Tampa, but the
2009 event witnessed
irresponsible behavior
by a few that have led to
an unprecedented part-
nership between event
organizers, the City of
Tampa, public and inde-
pendent schools, law
enforcement and event
sponsors to communi-
cate the importance of
responsible behavior
and respect for others
while attending Gaspar-
illa in 2010.
"Gasparilla is a Com-
munity tradition that our
membership has hosted
proudly for generations
here in Tampa" said Jim
Robbins, Captain of Ye
Mystic Krewe of Gas-
parilla. "We want every-
one tn mto n n io n5Irill.


lights included rein-
forcement of the Re-
sponsibility and Respect
messages messages
that are applicable
throughout the year, as
well as underscored the
zero tolerance for irre-
sponsible behavior at
Tampa's Gasparilla cele-
bration in 2010.
Additional support of
the initiative came from
Public Service An-
nouncements (PSA's)
reminding listeners that
Responsibility is the
Key to a safe and enjoy-
able experience for all.
This year, Anheuser
Busch (Budweiser) &
Pepin have created the
Responsibility is the
Key retail program.


ior and violations of city
ordinances will not be
tolerated by law en-
forcement" said Bill
Gieseking, Director of
Marketing for Pepin
Distributing Company,
Tampa's Anheuser
Busch distributor.
Posters, case cards and
window signs were in
all retail locations that
sell Budweiser.
In addition to the
retail program, Pepin
also sponsored high
school and college au-
ditorium presenta-
tions that the Tampa
Police Department
presented to over 20
schools in Tampa.
"We are very
pleased to partner with
TPIo n n thi ,initifivro


Honorees pictured in the photograph form left to right (back): Bruce Grant, Marc
Hamlin, Keith Hamilton, Kevin Plummer, Bill Gieseking, Darrell Stefany, President,
EventFest, Inc.; (Front): Ellen Snelling, Gina Firth, Dr. Judith Rainone, Santiago Corrada,
Jim Robbins and Jim Tarbet.


each year, whether they
attend the event or sim-
ply live nearby."
Part of the program
included presentations
by the Tampa Police De-
partment to Tampa area
schools. Program high-


"The objective of the
Responsibility is the
Key program is to com-
municate to our com-
munity in a positive
manner and at the point
of purchase that this
year, disruptive behav-


to communicate to the
young people in our
community that under-
age drinking is not ok
and will not be over-
looked by officers,"
Gieseking said.


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Photo by Talia Frenkel, American Red Cross
Red Cross volunteers help with local and international
crisis situations, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.


2010 Gasparilla honored for emphasizing

responsible and respectful drinking




Friday, March 5, 2010 I PINELLAS NEWS I Page 3
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'HEAR THE WORLD'


(L-R) Darryl Rouson, Sandy Duncan and Tom Nowicki perform a play reading
of THE EXONERATED at American Stage Theatre Company.

American Stage presents free
play reading series


ST. PETERSBURG Amer-
ican Stage Theatre Company
has announced the continua-
tion of its popular free play
reading series, HOT OFF THE
PRESS, featuring new plays by
local playwrights. Tickets are
free to the public for all read-
ings. All readings are followed
by a talkback with the play-
wright to help guide the devel-
opment of the piece.
Match Point by Harry
Schmidt will be read Monday,
March 15 at 7 p.m.
This comedy displays the
conflict between a group of
dedicated tennis players and
those who want to protect a
cherished old oak tree that
would have to be chopped
down for a new tennis court.
This great disturbance attracts
a ghost the founder of a ten-
nis club and the attention of a
talking dog who loves trees.
Blue Willow, by Kim Hanna, will
go on Monday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
This play is about Lian, who
has it all, including an exten-
sive collection of blue willow


china. But through a series of
events, she finds herself home-
less. All that remains of her
former life are pieces of her
precious china collection. Un-
willing to acknowledge the
magnitude of her situation, or
even that she is homeless, Lian
continues a downward descent
until fate brings her to a tent
city nestled under an overpass
on the banks of a river, clinging
to what's really important to
her- one last piece of blue wil-
low china. It's here that Lian
discovers exactly what losing it
all- and finding out what's truly
important- really means.
Lone Wolves by Philip Hall
will be read Monday, March 29
at 7 p.m.
This play is about a dysfunc-
tional family. Guess who's
coming to dinner? Annie and
her new boyfriend. Guess
who's hosting dinner? Annie's
current husband along with
their sixteen-year-old daugh-
ter (who happens to be the
smartest person in the room).


Clearwater Marine Aquarium


receives special gift
CLEARWATER Clearwa- Brem
ter Beach resident Tom Bre- member
mer has decided to divide his treasury
assets and estate among his fa- swim cl
vorite charities, including the Cle
Clearwater Marine Aquarium Associa
(CMA), Chi Chi Rodriguez some mr
Foundation, the Wellness cen- the sui
ter at Morton Plant, the South- Wellne,
eastern Guide Dog School in pound v
Palmetto and his home town three y
Johnstown Pennsylvania Nurs- daily fo
ing School. love ofg
With Bremer's help, his par- shape.
ents Dr. and Mrs. Harry Bre- Brem
mer supported several local tinue his
foundations during their life- lanthrop
time. After facing an unex- continue
pected and
serious sur-
gery last
year, Bremer
decided he
needed to get
his affairs in
order as his
parents did.
He turned to
his friends,
Gary Shel-
lenberger Photo c
(owner of Tom Bremer, pictured with Le
SandDollar David Yates, left a bequest to si
Services) and
Cary Stiff (from the Chi Chi of giving
Rodriguez Foundation), to happy.
make sure his wishes were car- informa
tried out. By creating a simple planned
bequest, Bremer designated these ci
how he would like his assets Behens
and estate divided up among 441-179
his favorite charities.


SEATBELT Continued from Page 1

effective in reducing fatalities
in light trucks (including sport
utility vehicles) during
rollover crashes. They also
help prevent individuals from
being totally ejected during a
crash, thus reducing the risk
of a fatal injury.
Chief Pasley said, "Worn
correctly, seat belts have
proven to reduce the risk of fa-
tal injury in a crash by 45 per-
cent for front-seat passenger
vehicle occupants and by 60
percent in pickup trucks,
SUVs, and minivans. In fact,
data shows that more than
three-quarters (77%) of pas-
senger vehicle occupants who
were in a serious crash in 2006
and were buckled up survived
the crash." Increased law en-
forcement activities, including
seat belt checkpoints, will be
conducted nationwide during
the 2008 Click It or Ticket mo-


ner serves as an active
r of the community as
er of a 465-member
ub and as a member of
earwater Point Condo
ition. He has made
lajor life changes since
rgery and credits the
ss Center for his 75
weight loss over the last
ears. He also says his
ur mile walks and his
golf are keeping him in

ner is pleased to con-
s family tradition of phi-
py. Tom would say that
ing the family tradition


e Behensky, Cary Stiff and
several local charities.

ig is what makes him
If you would like more
nation on how to make a
I gift or contact one of
charities, please call Lee
ky with CMA at (727)
)0 ext. 233.


bilization. Paid national adver-
tising, as well as State adver-
tising, will support the mobi-
lization by promoting the
life-saving benefits of regular
seat belt use, especially night-
time belt use, to all motorists.
"Regular seat belt use is the
single most effective way to
protect people and reduce mo-
tor vehicle crash fatalities. And
high-visibility enforcement is
effective at getting people to
buckle up," said Chief Pasley.
"Wearing your seat belt is easy
and it costs you nothing. Not
wearing it might cost you a
ticket, or worse your life. I
urge everyone in Kenneth City
to please be safe and buckle up
day and night
Click It or Ticket." To learn
more about the Click It or
Ticket campaign and the life-
saving benefits of wearing your
seat belt, please visit
www.nhtsa.gov.


TAMPA- During March 8 -
10, the USF team is partnering
with the Hear the World Foun-
dation and the Red Bird Mis-
sion. Last year, as part of their
involvement in the Student
Academy of Audiology, several
USF students including trip
organizer Lauren Tolbert at-
tended an audiology conven-
tion in Dallas, TX. They par-
ticipated in a humanitarian
session where they heard
about the special partnership
of Hear the World Foundation
and Red Bird Mission.
Hear the World Foundation
was created to raise awareness
about hearing loss and to offer
advanced hearing technology to
underdeveloped countries. Es-
tablished by Phonak, a company
specializing in the development
and manufacturing of high-tech
hearing devices, they have part-
nered with the Red Bird Mis-
sion, a rural health care clinic in
southeastern Kentucky that
since 1921, has worked to meet
-- *


hand out hearing aids to peo-
ple. There is follow up, which is
such a necessity, as well as
other services provided," said
Tolbert. The USF volunteers
will provide services based on
skill range. They will screen
children, provide first fittings to
150 individuals, provide main-
tenance for individuals previ-
ously fitted, as well as set up
Frequency Modulated (FM)
systems in local churches.
"When I first learned of the
student's plan last May, I was
extremely impressed that they
took the initiative to seek out
this opportunity," said faculty
member Lisa Hansel. "They
have worked hard to raise
funds to cover their expenses
and a donation to cover addi-
tional supplies and follow-up
care. I am very proud of these
students and look forward to
working next to them during
their Spring Break."
The Au.D. program re-
quires a minimum of 120 se-


Jasmine is a 4 year old fe-
male who is a bit timid when
you first meet her. She needs
a patient and loving individual
to bring out the best in her.
Her previous owners moved
and couldn't take Jasmine with
them. Do you have it in your
heart to care for this bashful
girl? If so, then come by the
SPCA and take this beauty
home. We're at 9099 130th
Ave N in Largo, or you can
call 727-586-3591.


Dog of the Week
Ross


'noto courtesy OT uSl-
Several USF audiology students will travel to Kentucky over spring break to
provide hearing health care to the underserved.


the health care needs of area
patients faced with chronic
poverty, poor housing, and diffi-
cult travel due to the rugged
mountainous terrain.
"We really liked this mission
because you don't just go up and


mester hours over a period of
four years. In addition to
coursework and clinical expe-
riences, each student com-
pletes a professional research
project during their third year
in the program.


Invasive snail may damage diet

of rare Everglades bird


BY: TOM NORDLIE
UF/IFAS

GAINESVILLE- Invasive
animals often wreak havoc with
their feeding habits; however,
University of Florida researchers
say a huge South American snail
is causing problems when it's the
prey rather than the predator.
Known as the island apple
snail, it could threaten an endan-
gered bird, the Everglades snail
kite. The kite normally feeds on
native apple snails the size of a
golf ball. But in recent years,
those snails have declined in his-
torically important kite habitat
and the birds have fled.
Many kites now dwell at Cen-
tral Florida's Lake Tohopekaliga,
which is filled with the invasive
snails. The mollusks grow larger
than a tennis ball and kites have
difficulty holding them. Re-
searchers warn that young kites
there may be
malnourished.
Popular in the
aquarium trade,
the island apple
snail may have
been acciden-
tally or deliber- 1
ately released in
the wild. As the
invader spreads,
it could become '
a serious threat UF graduate stud
to snail kite pop- native Florida app
ulations, said
Wiley Kitchens, a courtesy pro-
fessor with UF's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. Fewer
than 700 of the birds exist in the
U.S., all of them in Central and
South Florida.
The snail kite is important to
scientists because it's one of the
few vertebrates whose range is
largely restricted to the greater
Everglades ecosystem, Kitchens
said. He considers it a barometer
for the region's environmental
health and success of Everglades
restoration efforts.
Researchers observed snail
kites at Lake Tohopekaliga, also
known as Lake Toho, and at wet-


lands dominated by native apple
snails. Adult kites had trouble
handling island apple snails but
got enough to eat. Juvenile kites
had more difficulty, possibly be-
cause they're less experienced at
holding and devouring prey. The
younger birds dropped invasive
snails eight to 10 times more of-
ten than native snails, and it took
them four times longer to attempt
to eat the invasives, Cattau said.
The study -,iUi.I juvenilee kites
on a steady diet of invasive snails
might burn more calories than
they consume because they ex-
pend so much effort trying to eat
the snails, said Chris Cattau, one
of Kitchens' graduate students.
"In some cases this could im-
pact survival," said Cattau, who
co-wrote the paper. The UF re-
searchers hypothesize that if
Lake Toho remains a popular kite
breeding area, it may become an
ecological "trap," providing too


Photo courtesy of UF
ent Chris Cattau holds shells from a
le snail and a larger invasive species.
little food for young birds and rais-
ing their mortality rate.
In Florida, the invasive and
native apple snails have rarely
been found side-by-side, said Phil
Darby, an associate professor with
the University of West Florida and
an expert on apple snails. So it's
hard to say if the invader will dis-
place native snails.
In any event, Darby says, na-
tive apple snail populations must
be brought back in historically im-
portant kite habitat if the birds are
to return there. "They're flexi-
ble," he said. "Kites will show up
where the food sources are most
abundant."


Photo courtesy of SPCA
Ross is a hot dog! He is
just one of those big,
friendly, goofy dogs who
loves life and is glad he is
alive. This handsome fellow
is a Hound mix with a short
red coat. He is 1 year and 6
months old and weighs 57
pounds. He is very athletic,
good natured and loves at-
tention. He has manners
and will sit and shake on
command. He seems to be
housetrained too! If you are
a medium to big dog lover,
this is the boy for you! Ross
is ready for adoption today
at SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099
130th Ave N in Largo, or
call 727-586-3591.




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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
Barrett Blvd. N.E. & Snell
Isle Blvd. N.E.
4th Avenue N.E. & Beach
Drive N.E.
across from
Bayboro Books
USF St Pete campus,
121 7th Ave. S.
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 South of Gulf to Bay
South Osceola Avenue and
Court Street
BP Station,
2198 Gulf To Bay Blvd.
Chris & Co. Beauty
Factory,
1701 Drew St.
Clearwater Municipal
Service Building
100 S. Myrtle Ave.
Clearwater Court House
North,
315 Court St.
The Atrium,
601 Cleveland St.
At Wachovia Bank
CLEARWATER BEACH
City parking lot beside
CVS,
462 Mandalay Ave.
Next to Hess Express
Station,
32 Bay Esplanade


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


INDIAN SHORES
The Pub, Resturant
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 Resturant at
8841 Park Blvd.
Behind CVS pharmacy


MIGUEL A. CERDA;
KAREN VAZQUEZ;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
AS NOMINEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN A DIVISION OF
NATIONAL CITY BANK, and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under any of the above-
named Defendants,

Defendants.

NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Pinellas County, Florida, will on the 15th
day of March, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at in
the Lobby of the Pinellas County
Courthouse, 315 Court Street, in
Clearwater, Florida, offer for sale and sell
at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following-described
property situate in Pinellas County,
Florida:

The East 15 feet of Lot 7, all of
Lots 8 and 9, and the West 15 feet
of Lot 10, block 25, Marymont,
according to the map or plat
thereof as recorded in Plat book
14, Page 39, Public records of
Pinellas County, Florida.

pursuant to the Final Judgment
entered in a case pending in said Court,
the style of which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an
interest in the surplus, if any, resulting
from the foreclosure sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens, must file a claim on same with
the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the
foreclosure sale.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Within two (2)
working days of your receipt of the sum-
mons/notice, please contact the Human
Rights Office, 400 S Ft. Harrison Ave.,
Ste. 300, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727)
464-4062 (V/TDD).
ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
Shannon Marie Charles
Butler & Hosch, PA.
3185 S.Conway Rd., Ste. E
Orlando, Florida 32812
(407) 381-5200
12830 FEB 26, MAR 5,2010 022610


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE
BOARD OF PHARMACY
CASE NO.: 2009-09502
LICENSE NO.: CNA 121729

IN RE: The license to practice pharmacy
of Eboney S. McKinnon, C.N.A.
1175 Pinellas Point Drive South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705

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 March 26, 2010,
the matter of the Administrative
Complaint will be presented at an ensuing
meeting of the Board of Nursing an in for-
mal proceeding.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons needing a
special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the individ-
ual 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 FEB 12. 1926. MAR 5.2010 021211


published.
Principal Office:
6529 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Telephone Number:
(727) 347-8900
Principal Manager:
D. Jay Snyder
20031 MAR 5, 2010 030502


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 09-7795-ES-004

IN RE: ESTATE OF
Aileen H. Freeman
Deceased.

The administration of the estate of
Aileen H. Freeman, deceased, whose date
of death was November 8, 2009, File
Number 09-7795-ES-004, 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, including unmatured,
contingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is served must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION 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 having claims or demands
against 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 first publication of this
notice is February 26, 2010.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Personal Representative:
Katherine F Kalmer
1400 Cherry St. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Attorney for Personal Representative:
T Samantha Chechele
7127 1st Ave. So.
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Telephone: (727) 381-6001
Fax: (727) 381-7900
FBN: 0775592 SPN: 01312224
11735 FEB 26, MAR 5,2010 022607

AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: 08-12580-CI-20

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY,
AS TRUSTEE FOR FIRST
FRANKLIN MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2006-FF16, ASSET-
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-FF16

Plaintiff,


property set forth in said Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure:

Lot 7, of Gulf Estates, according
to the plat thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 111, Page(s) 71 and 72,
of the Public Records of Pinellas
County, Florida.

Address: 1723 Mandalay Drive,
Tarpon Springs, Florida 34689

Dated this 22nd day of February,
2010.

Attorney for SunTrust Bank:
Kim Hernandez Vance, Esquire
Gray Robinson, PA.
201 North Franklin Street
Suite 2200
Tampa, FL 33602
813-273-5000
813-273-5145 (Fax)
10008 FEB 26, MAR 5. 2010 022603


NOTICE OF ACTION
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.:09-16696-CI
DIVISION: 7
HILARCO, LLC, TRUSTEE OF THE,
839 LANTANA FLA LAND TRUST
#1 UTD 1/2/2009,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPHINE PADDEN, TRUSTEE
UTD JULY 5,1994,
Defendant.

TO: JOSEPHINE PADDEN
205 COLUMBIA ST.
WOOD RIDGE, NJ 07075-1701

JOSEPHINE PADDEN
206 COLUMBIA ST.
WOOD RIDGE, NJ 07075-1701

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title on the following property in
Pinellas County, Florida:

Lot 4, Block 30, MANDALAY
SUBDIVISION according to the
map or plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 14, Pages 32 to 35, of
the Public Records of Pinellas
County, Florida

Has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on S.M. DAVID
STAMPS, III ESQUIRE, plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is S.M. DAVID
STAMPS, III PA., 805 West Azeele
Street, Tampa, Florida 33606 on or before
March 26, 2010, and file the original with
the clerk of this court either before service
on plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint or petition.
DATED on February 17, 2010.

KEN BURKE
CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
315 Court Street
Clearwater, Pinellas County,
FL 33756-5165
By: /s/ SUSAN C. MICHALOWSKI
Deputy Clerk
12925 FEB 26, MAR 5,12, 19,2010022602

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 10-1216-ES

IN RE: ESTATE OF
GREGORY BAHREY
Deceased.

The administration of the estate of
Gregory Bahrey, deceased, whose date of
death was January 13, 2010, 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 representatives and the
personal representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having 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 DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 5, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Ricky A. Bahrey
6354 92nd Place N., Unit 1602
Pinellas Park, Florida 33780
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Ricky A. Bahrey
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 MAR 5,12,2010 030506

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No.: 2009-012216CI-020

SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., a
foreign corporation,
Plaintiff,

GERMANIA MARTINEZ, CESAR
MARTINEZ, FERGUSON
ENTERPRISES, INC., a Virginia
corporation, CUSTOM DESIGN
COMPANY OF CENTRAL
FLORIDA, INC., a Florida
corporation, CLIFF'S
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, INC.,
a Florida corporation, and JOHN
DOE, JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

Notice is given that pursuant to a
Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
dated February 5, 2010, entered in Case
No. 2009-012216CI-020 of the Circuit
Court of the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and
for Pinellas County, Florida, in which
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. the
Plaintiff and GERMANIA MARTINEZ,
CESAR MARTINEZ, FERGUSON
ENTERPRISES, INC., aVirginia corpora-
tion, CUSTOM DESIGN COMPANY OF
CENTRAL FLORIDA, INC., a Florida
corporation, CLIFF'S CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC., a Florida corporation
are the Foreclosure Defendants, the Clerk
of Court will sell to the highest and best
bidder at the Pinellas County Courthouse,
in the main lobby of the Pinellas County
Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Clearwater,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 12th day of
March, 2010, the following-described


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 DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 5, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Janis Schmauch
585 Daventry Square
Palm Harbor, Florida 34683
Attorney for Personal Representative:
William Rambaum, Esq.
Attorney for Janis Schmauch
FBN 0297682, SPN 00220429
28960 U.S. Hwy 19 North, Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33761
Telephone: (727) 781-5357
10720 MAR 5,12,2010 030508


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 09-6503-ES-004

IN RE: ESTATE OF
NORMAN EDWARD CRASS, SR
Deceased.

The administration of the estate of
Norman Edward Crass, Sr., deceased,
whose date of death was June 7, 2009, and
whose Social Security Number is xxx-xx-
2236, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Pinellas, 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 SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having 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 DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 5, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Charlotte Frostman
4601 Sunrise Drive South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Attorney for Personal Representative:
R. Michael Robinson, Esq.
300 31st Street No., Suite 215
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
727/230-1767 FBN: 348971
11995 MAR 5,12,2010 030509



NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 10-0788-ES-3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT A. TOBERGTE
Deceased.

The administration of the estate of
Robert A. Tobergte, deceased, whose date
of death was January 28, 2010, 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 representatives and the
personal representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having 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 DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 5, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Joseph F Pippen, Jr.
1920 East Bay Drive
Largo, Florida 33771
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Joseph F Pippen, Jr.
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 MAR 5,12,2010 030505





NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 10-1133-ES-003

IN RE: ESTATE OF
WESLEY M. SHOWALTER
Deceased.

The administration of the estate of
WESLEY M. SHOWALTER, deceased,
whose date of death was December 26,
2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for
PINELLAS County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 315
Court Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756-
5165. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative 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 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 SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having 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.


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 DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 5, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Gail Wood
20012 Beule Court
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Law Offices of John D. Spear, PA.
9420 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 100
Bonita Springs, FL 34135-4515
Telephone: (239) 947-1102
FBN: 0521728
40550 MAR 5. 122010 030510


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
Case No.: 10-0402-ES-003
UCN: 52201CP000402XXESXX

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DUFFY, JOYCE M.
Deceased.

The administration of the Estate of
JOYCE M. DUFFY, deceased, whose date
of death was October 14, 2009, and whose
Social Security number is xxx-xx-6219 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 as 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
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is February 26, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Margaret Martinez
1063 Marco Drive, N.E.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702
727/368-4541
Attorney for Personal Representative:
AARON J. GOLD, ESQUIRE
Allen Dell, PA.
202 S. Rome Avenue, Suite 100
Tampa, Florida 33606
(813) 223-5351
FBN: 241865
10027 FEB 26, MAR 5.2010 022608

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Notice is hereby given that CASA
(Community Action Stops Abuse, Inc.)
will receive sealed bids from a General
Contractor for the furnishing of all materi-
als and labor for the renovation of the
CASA Thrift Store located at 1011 First
Avenue, North, St Petersburg.
All materials furnished and all work
performed shall be in accordance with the
Drawings, Specifications and other
Contract Documents pertaining thereto, as
prepared by CASA.
Bidders may examine and receive the
Drawings, Specifications and other
Contract Documents at the office Sal
Tramontano, Manager of the CASA Thrift
Store.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting is being
held on Thursday, March 17th, 2010 at
9:00 AM at the job site which is 1011 First
Avenue North, St Petersburg. The meeting
will take place in the CASA
Administrative Offices on the second floor
immediately above the Thrift Store.
Sealed bids will be received at the office
of Sal Tramontano, CASA Thrift Store
Manager, 1011 First Avenue N, St
Petersburg. Bids will be received until
3:00 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2010. A
public bid opening will take place imme-
diately following the receipt of the sealed
bids at 3:00 PM, Thursday, March 25th in
the Administrative Offices of CASA, 1011
First Avenue N, St Petersburg.
All questions are to be directed to Sal
Tramontano. The last date for questions to
be accepted, in order to allow time for the
issuance of any addenda, is March 22,
2010.
All bids must be submitted on the
Proposal Form as furnished and must be
accompanied by a Bid Bond, Certified
Check, Cashier's Check, Treasurers Check
or Bank Draft in a sum not less than five
(5) percent of the amount of the Bid, as a
guarantee that the Bidder will enter into an
agreement with the Owner if his bid is
accepted. Bids shall remain in force for
sixty (60) days after the date of opening.
Bidders must be General Contractors
licensed to do business in the State of
Florida, pursuant to Florida Statue
Chapter #489, and in Pinellas County.
The Owner reserves the right to reject
any and all bids and to waive any infor-
malities in any bid whenever such rejec-
tion or waiver is in the interest of the
Owner. Awards, if made, will be to the
bidder whose bid is most advantageous to
the Owner; price and other factors consid-
ered as determined at the sole discretion of
the Owner.
18550 MAR 5.2010 030501

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 10-0333-ES-4

IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOUGLAS GROFF WILLIAMSON
a/k/a DOUGLAS WILLIAMSON
Deceased.

The administration of the estate of
DOUGLAS GROFF WILLIAMSON
a/k/a DOUGLAS WILLIAMSON,
deceased, whose date of death was
November 5, 2009, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Pinellas, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 315
Court Street, Room 106, Clearwater,
Florida 33756. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having 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


10008


MAR 5,2010 030503


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
PATRICK'S LANDSCAPING

Located at 214 CORDOVA BLVE
N.E. in the County of Pinellas, in the City
of Saint Peteresburg, Florida, zip code
33704 intends to register the same name
with the Division of Corporations of the
Florida Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida. Dated at Clearwater, Florida, this
4th day of March, 2010.
PATRICK McNAMARA

FN030512 MAR 5,2010 030512
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 10-0782-ES-3

IN RE: ESTATE OF
KATHERINE B. BRITTEN
Deceased.

The administration of the estate of
Katherine B. Britten, deceased, whose
date of death was January 6, 2010, 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 representatives
and the personal representatives' attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having 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 DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is March 5, 2010.
Personal Representative:
Daniel L. Britten
901 -10th Street NW, #1
Largo, Florida 33770
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Cynthia J. McMillen
Attorney for Daniel L. Britten
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 MAR 5,12,2010 030507


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
6TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 09-004610 CI, Div 11

CREDIT BASED ASSET
SERVICING AND
SECURITIZATION, LLC, a
Delaware limited liability company,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KOSMAKOS BROTHERS
PARTNERS, LLC, a Florida limited
liability company,
Defendant.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated September 14, 2009,
entered in Civil Case No. 09-004610 CI,
Div 11 of the Circuit Court of the 6th
Judicial Circuit in and for Pinellas County,
Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the lobby of Pinellas
County Courthouse, 545 1st Avenue N.,
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701, at 11:00
a.m. on the 15th day of March, 2010, the
following described property as set forth
in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:

A parcel of land in Government Lot
3, in Section 25, Township 31
South, Range 15 East, shown as
Parcel I in an unrecorded plat and
described in Clerk's Instrument
No. 417991 and being otherwise
described as:

From a Point of Beginning at the
intersection of the North right-of-
way line of the County Road (Gulf
Boulevard) a 66-foot right of way
and the West Section line of
Section 25, Township 31 South,
Range 15 East said intersection
being 3430.70 feet South of the
Northwest corner of said Section;
thence run North 78030' East along
said rightof-way line 140 feet;
thence North 150 feet; thence
South 78030' West 140 feet; thence
South 150 feet to the Point of
Beginning, Pinellas County,
Florida.

Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens, must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.

Dated this 19th day of February, 2010.

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Within two working
days of your receipt of this notice, contact
(727) 464-3341. The phone line will
accommodate voice or TDD transmissions
for the hearing impaired or voice
impaired.

Attorney for Plaintiff:
By: Richard B. Storfer
FBN: 984523
RICE PUGATCH ROBINSON &
SCHILLER, RA.
101 NE 3rd Avenue, Suite 1800
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Telephone (954) 462-8000
Telecopier (954) 462-4300
11880 FEB 26, MAR 5,2010 022601


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

Colliers International Florida

Located at 311 Park Place Boulevard
Suite 600 in the County of Pinellas, in the
City of Clearwater, Florida, zip code
33759 intends to register the same name
with the Division of Corporations of the
Florida Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida. Dated at Tampa, Florida, this 26th
day of February, 2010.
Lee Arnold, President,
Lee Arnold & Associates, Inc.





FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE FICTITIOUS NAME NOTICE
Pursuant to section 865.09 Pursuant to section 865.09
Florida Statutes Florida Statutes
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the undersigned, desiring to engage in the undersigned, desiring to engage in
business under the fictitious name of business under the fictitious name of


VIPBUSINESSBROKER.COM, LLC
dba International Realty Plus
Located at 29253 U.S. Highway #19,
N. Ste P in the County of Pinellas, in the
City of Clearwater, Florida, zip code
33761 intends to register the same name
with the Division of Corporations of the
Florida Department of State, Tallahassee,
Florida. Dated at Clearwater, Florida, this
3rd day of March, 2010.
Russell W. Rodgers, President
VIPBUSINESSBROKER.COM, LLC


FN030504 MAR 5.2010


Integrity Home Improvements
Located at 4873 Cypress Woods Blvd.
in the County of Pinellas, in the City of
Palm Harbor, Florida, zip code 34685
intends to register the same name with the
Division of Corporations of the Florida
Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida.
Dated at Palm Harbor, Florida, this 3rd
day of March, 2010.
James T. Sanderson, President
Jeffery S. Wood, Legal Counsel
FN030511 MAR 5,2010 030511


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mites. Florida's climate
makes it especially vul-
nerable to termites and
they are found through-
out the state.
"Prevention is critical
in avoiding termite de-
struction," Bronson said.
"The insects can go un-
detected for long periods
of time while they feed
on the wood in a home."
The Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and
Consumer Services regu-
lates and licenses pest
control companies and
conducts regular inspec-
tions to ensure the busi-
nesses are adhering to the
rules and regulations gov-
erning pesticides and pest
control. Consumers can
contact the department to
find out whether a pest
control company is prop-
erly licensed, to find out
how many consumer com-
plaints have been filed
against a particular busi-
ness and to learn about
the various types of ter-
mite control contracts.
Licensed pest manage-
ment professionals have
the expertise to inspect
buildings and treat them
to prevent an infestation
or provide treatment
when the insects are
found. Termite compa-
nies are now required to
clearly tell customers if
their contract covers both
subterranean and dry-
wood termites.
Most pest control op-
erations in Florida are li-
censed and have the
proper training. But there
are unlicensed companies
in operation, and it is im-
portant to check out any
businesses before signing
a contract. Steps that con-
sumers can take to pro-
tect their homes from this
destructive pest include
removing wood piles and
other cellulose sources
from under and next to
homes, having an annual
inspection by a licensed
professional pest control
company and directing
water sources, such as air
conditioner drip lines and
roof downspouts, away
from the structure foun-
dation. When purchasing
a home, carefully check its
termite protection history.
Also, residents can obtain
a termite protection con-
tract and renew it annu-
ally.
Bronson said con-
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mite protection contract
before signing it. Some
contracts only require that
the company re-treat a
home if termites are
found. Bronson says it is
better to have a re-treat
and repair contract which
requires the pest control
business to repair any
damage caused by ter-
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Friday, March 5, 2010 I PINELLAS NEWS I Page 5
ARTISTS IN ACTION HANGS IT UP AT NEW LOCATION
Artists In Action International, in a well as 4th Friday celebrations. It has
style befitting their name, held an art- received 3 proclamations from the City
work hanging party to celebrate their of Clearwater establishing Clearwater
move to 617 Cleveland Street in down- Poetry Day and Clearwater Human
town Clearwater, Tuesday February Rights Week.
23rd. On hand were many visual Membership is open to all budding
artists, actors, writers, dancers, jug- and established artists who want to
glers and musicians. make a difference. Its purpose is to
"Our new space is perfect for our help artists of all art forms be more
gallery, our Twenty Minute Theater professional, profitable and prolific.
presentations and our monthly Poetry This is accomplished through seminars,
by Candlelight andl -
Arts Alive open
Mic," says Presi-
dent, Founder and a
visual artist Jack
Potter. "It is a
space where our
support groups like
Actors In Action,
Dancers In Action,
Poets In Action,
Writers In Action,
Musicians In Ac-
tion, Speakers In
Action and Visual Photo courtesy of Artists in Action International
Artists In Action Visual artists, actors, writers, dancers, jugglers and musicians helped
can meet, work, Artists in Action move into their new location in Clearwater.
learn, coordinate
and plan out their futures." activities and networking. Preliminary
Artists In Action exists to inspire gallery hours will be Wednesdays from
artists of all genres to reach greater 10:00 am-2:00 pm and Fridays from
heights and make a difference in their 6:00-9:30 pm and by special appoint-
communities and in the world. Started ment. The space will also be open for
here in Clearwater in February of 2007, meetings and special events by an-
it now has members across the world. nouncement.
The group has been very active with "We will expand this schedule as we
the Clearwater Downtown Partnership, grow and get more help to man up the
participating in the city's "Jazz Walk," gallery," says Jack.
and "Miracle on Cleveland Street," as


Clearwater fertilizer

ordinance goes into effect


A county-wide fertilizer ordinance re-
cently went into effect to regulate the
use of fertilizers in Pinellas County.
What does this mean to you, as a Clear-
water resident? It's not a fertilizer ban.
You can still fertilize your lawn and gar-
dens, but new regulations limit the types
of fertilizers used during the summer,
rainy months. Since Florida experiences
such hot, long summers, this is when
most residents water their lawns. It's
important to know the new regulations,
since they will help to reduce harmful
nutrients (such as nitrogen and phos-
phorous) found in fertilizers and keep
them from polluting our waterways.
This ordinance restricts the amounts
of fertilizer used that can run off lawns
and drains, which flow into the city's
storm drains, ponds, creeks, rivers,
canals, and eventually to Tampa Bay and
the Gulf of Mexico. Excessive fertilizer
use after it drains to the bay- can
cause algae blooms which suffocate fish,
endanger marine wildlife, and deterio-
rate water quality.
If you plan to fertilize, here's what
you need to know:
Clearwater and all County res-
idents may apply fertilizers to their
lawns from Oct. 1 through May 31.
Fertilizers containing nitrogen
and/or phosphorus cannot be applied to
lawns or landscape plants from June 1 to
September 30.


A fertilizer free zone is a 10-foot buffer from a
wetland, surface water or a seawall.


Hnoto courtesy of stocK xcnng.com
Excessive fertilizer use can damage local
ecosystems and water supply.
Don't apply fertilizer if the National
Weather Service has issued a weather
advisory in Pinellas County for events
like severe thunderstorms, floods, tropi-
cal storms, or if rains greater than two
inches in a 24-hour period is predicted.
Fertilizer with nitrogen cannot be
applied on newly established lawns or
landscape plants for the first 30 days.
If granular fertilizers containing
nitrogen are used, they must contain no
less than 50 percent slow-release nitro-
gen, per guaranteed analysis label.
Fertilizer cannot be applied or de-
posited onto any solid surface, such as
driveways, sidewalks, and roads, nor can
they be washed, swept, or blown off
such surfaces into stormwater drains,
ditches, roadways, or surface waters. If
this occurs, the fertilizer must be im-
mediately removed to the greatest ex-
tent possible.
If using broadcast or rotary fertil-
izer spreaders, deflector shields must
deflect fertilizer granules from all solid
surfaces and surface waters.
A fertilizer-free zone is a 10-foot
buffer from a wetland, top of the bank of
a surface water, or landward edge of a
seawall. Fertilizer cannot be applied
within this zone.
If you have questions or to learn
more, call the Pinellas County Water-
shed Management Division at (727) 464-
4425.




Page 6 I PINELLAS NEWS I Friday, March 5, 2010

USF men's basketball scrapes past DePaul 41-32 Recipe of the Week


The game wasn't pretty, but in
the end USF men's basketball
team did what it needed to do as
the Bulls pulled out a 63-59 win
over DePaul Tuesday night at
Allstate Arena.
USF found itself down at the
half, 27-22, after shooting just
30.4 percent in the first stanza.
The Bulls turned it around in the
second half, hitting at a 44.8 per-
cent clip as they outscored De-
Paul, 41-32.
The win put the Bulls at just
one game below .500 in BIG
EAST play at 8-9 and 18-11
overall. DePaul fell to 8-21 over-
all and 1-16 in league play.
Junior Dominique Jones led
the Bulls in scoring for the 14th
time in the last 15 games with 20
points, including a 10-of-12 effort
from the free throw line, with
seven rebounds.
Senior Chris Howard and
sophomore Augustus Gilchrist
joined Jones in double figures
with 13 and 11, respectively,
while junior Jarrid Famous had a
team-high nine rebounds with
eight points.
Jones got the scoring started
for the game with a 3-pointer at
18:38, but the Blue Demons
scored the game's next seven
points for a lead they wouldn't
relinquish for the rest of the half.


Famous hit a pair of free
throws at 13:59 to finally break
the scoring drought for the Bulls
that lasted more than four and a
half minutes.
With 11:49 showing on the
clock, USF secured just its sec-
ond field goal of the half when
Gilchrist added a jumper to
make it 9-8.
Senior Mike Mercer hit a
jumper at 4:36 as he scored
seven of USF's nine points dur-
ing a three-minute period and
seven of his nine points for the
game. A pair of free throws for
Jones at 2:38 drew the score to
23-22, but USF would be held
scoreless the rest of the half.
Despite holding the lead for
nearly the entire first half, De-
Paul went into the break up by
five at 27-22, never building
more than a five-point lead
throughout that first stanza.
The Bulls quickly got back on
track in the beginning of the sec-
ond half, as the team scored nine
straight points to take a 31-27
lead. Howard hit a jumper at
16:38 as he scored seven
straight points for the Bulls to
give the team its largest lead of
the night, 33-28.
Devin Hill capped an 8-0 run
by the Blue Demons to knot the
score at 56-56 with 2:32 show-


Apricot Muffins


Photo courtesy of USF
Jarrid Famous put a pair of free
throws into the basket and had a
team-high nine rebounds.

ing, but Jones responded with a
3-pointer.
Gilchrist sank a layup with 55
seconds left, and Jones had a pair
of free throws with 22 seconds
left to ice the win.
USF will finish up the regular
season Saturday afternoon
when the Bulls host UConn at 2
p.m. at the Sun Dome before
heading to the BIG EAST tour-
nament next week.


Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 45 min
Makes: 12 muffins
1 box Betty Crocker cinnamon
streusel muffin mix
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange
peel/4 teaspoon poultry
seasoning
DIRECTIONS
1. Heat oven to 4250F. Place
paper baking cup in each of 12
regular-size muffin cups, or
grease bottoms only of muffin
cups.
2. In medium bowl, stir Muffin
Mix, milk, oil, eggs, apricots,
raisins and 1 teaspoon of the
orange peel just until blended.
Divide batter among muffin
cups (each about two-thirds
full). In small bowl, stir
together Streusel and
remaining 1/2 teaspoon grated
orange peel; sprinkle over
batter.
3. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until
muffins are golden brown and
toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. Cool 5
minutes; remove from pan.


Bulls baseball blown away by Hurricanes


TAMPA USF baseball team
could not keep up with No. 15 Mi-
ami, as the Bulls fell to the Hur-
ricanes 15-2 in the Florida Four
Series at George M. Steinbrenner
Field Tuesday.
The Bulls could not get their
bats going, and could not contain
the Hurricane offense, as USF
starter Teddy Kaufman was
chased from the game after just
three innings and Kaufman al-
lowed seven runs, three earned
on three hits, while allowing six
walks and striking out four.
Junior Carlin recorded a single
in the bottom of the sixth to ex-


tend his hitting streak to nine
games, dating back to 2009.
Ryan Lockwood reached base
a pair of times against the Hurri-
canes, making it the third straight
game in which he reached base
multiple times.
Miami got things started, as
Zeke DeVoss reached on an error
by Chad Taylor, who started at
shortstop in place of the injured
Sam Mende. After the error,
Stephen Perez doubled advanc-
ing DeVoss to third with no outs.
Kaufman then walked Scott Law-
son to load the bases, and the
Hurricanes would score two on a


double by Yasmani Grandal down
the left field line.
The Bulls got a pair of runners
on in the 1st and 2nd, but were
not able to capitalize as they left a
pair of runners stranded in each of
the first two innings.
The Hurricanes extended
their lead to 5-0 after Chad Tay-
lor dropped a throw during the
run down, allowing Broad to
reach second and Harold Mar-
tinez to score.
The Hurricanes blew the
doors off in the 4th and 5th in-
nings as they accounted for
seven runs on four hits, and ex-


tended their
lead to 12-0.
The Bulls
were able to
load the
bases in the
bottom of the
seventh, and
Carlin earned
a walk to Teddy Kaufman gave
bring home first three innings.
Sean Buckley for the Bulls' first
run of the game. Lockwood
came around to score after a
wild pitch to make it 12-2 after
seven. Miami responded
quickly and scored a pair in the


Photo courtesy of USF
up seven runs to Miami during the

top half of the eighth on a De-
Voss double down the left field
line, and they would add an-
other in the 9th to close out the
game 15-2.


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VARIATION
If you like nuts, stir about 1/2 cup
of your favorite chopped nuts into
the batter.
SPECIAL TOUCH
Dip tops of muffins into melted
butter, then in granulated sugar for
a sweet finish.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
Calories 420 (from Fat 150)
Total Fat 17g (Sat. 7g, Trans Fat Og)
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 910mg
Total Carbohydrate 39g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 6g
Protein 27g
PERCENT DAILY VALUE
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%
EXCHANGES:
1 Starch
1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate
0 Vegetable
1 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate
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