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Publication Date: October 29, 2008
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VOLUME 16, NO.52


Anna Maria Ele-
mentary celebrates
the Page 24




Skimming

the news ...
Bridge contractor
bonus. Page 2

Meetings: The gov-
ernment calendar.
Page 3


Vote 2008: The can-
didates, the issues.
Page 4

Our opinion, your
opinion: The edito-
rial, letters. Page 6

Anna Maria com-
mission declines to
vacate right of way.
Page 9

DOT funds Island
trolley. Page 11




Those were the
days: A look back
with June Alder.
Page 12

Get around: The
Island map in the
center. Pages 16-17

Business matters:
The Island business
report. Page 18

Time to fall back:
Daylight saving
time ends. Page 19



Islander calendar:
The where to go
and when to go
guide. Page 21


's on Ann"a Maria Island Since 1992


Cortez light changed to relieve traffic gridlock


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Florida Department of Transportation
officials knew there would be some traf-
fic backups at the Cortez Road-Gulf Drive
intersection during the 45-day closure of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge, and they moved
rapidly to lengthen the southbound turn lane
there prior to the closure.
What DOT officials didn't know was that
all the traffic coming on and off the Island
during the closure would create a backup
at the 119th Street traffic signal on Cortez
Road.
Following a number of complaints and a
plea by Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam
Special, DOT officials and Manatee County
traffic engineers last week agreed to adjust
the timing of the light. Cortez Road motor-
ists now will have 82 seconds of green to get
through the intersection.
Although an initial attempt two weeks


ago by Speciale to have the timing at the
intersection altered was rebuffed, the issue
was presented again to the DOT with better
results at the Oct. 20 meeting of Island
Transportation and Planning Organiza-
tion.
Special said the DOT originally had
claimed it could make no changes because
of the configuration of the intersection.
Bradenton Beach police will monitor the
traffic flow at the intersection to determine if
the change is effective, Speciale said.

Back up
The Manatee County traffic engineering
office has adjusted the timing of the traffic
light at Cortez Road and 119th Street
to remain green for 82 seconds in hopes
that Cortez Road backups such as this
one can be prevented until the Anna Maria
Island Bridge reopens Nov. 13.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin


Island plans spirited Halloween


Anna Maria Island shows its spooky side
with a series of Halloween-themed events on
Oct. 31.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce invites goblins and ghosts, prin-
cesses and fairies, witches and warlocks to
the annual Trail of Treats Oct. 31.
The event will take place beginning at
3:30 p.m. at the chamber, 5313 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, with a costume contest.
From the chamber, costumed Halloween
celebrants will head out to participating local
establishments to collect treats.
For more information, call the chamber
office at 941-778-1541.
Along the Trail of Treats, The Islander will
host the Crazy, Creepy, Crawly Critter Party and
Contest from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Prizes will be offered for pets in the
scariest, most original and silliest costumes,
as well as dressed to win an owner-critter
lookalike contest.
Contestants will corral outside the office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, with
judging scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call the newspa-
per at 941-778-7978.
Also, Publix Super Market, 3900 E.


Bay Drive, Holmes Beach will participate
in trick-or-treat activities and is inviting cos-
tumed celebrants to stop in and say "boo"
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information, call the store at
941-778-5422.
Also on Friday, Haley's Motel, 8102
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will announce the
winner of the pumpkin-carving contest, who
will receive a two-night stay at Haley's.
The announcement will coincide with
Haley's haunted motel celebration, which
will begin at 6 p.m.
The motel will host the Anna Maria
Island Privateers in a haunted garden, and
visitors may check into a spooky motel room
- if they dare.
For more information, call the motel at
941-778-5405.
Another scheduled Halloween event will
take place at the Sandpiper Resort in Braden-
ton Beach, where Koko Ray and the Soul Pro-
viders will perform in the park clubhouse.
The band will perform a children's show
from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and for an adult cos-
tume party from 8 p.m. to midnight.
For more information, call the band at
267-266-0926.


The fishing report:
Red, trout in the
bays; macks in the
Gulf. Page 23

Sports: Soccer
action continues at
Center. Page 26


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Polls open

7 a.m. Nov. 4
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Manatee County polls open to elec-
tion day voters at 7 a.m. Nov. 4.
Ballots will be cast until 7 p.m.
Voters in Anna Maria, precinct 91,
will cast ballots at city hall, 10005 Gulf
Drive.
Voters in precinct 92 in Holmes
Beach will cast ballots at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive.
Voters in precinct 93 in Holmes
Beach will cast ballots at St. Bernard
Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive.
Voters in Bradenton Beach, precinct
94, will cast ballots at Tingley Memorial
Library, 111 Second St. N.
Voters will find their precinct listed
on their registration card, or can inquire
on the supervisor of election's Web site
at www.votemanatee.com.
The supervisor's office is reminding
voters that they should present identifica-
tion with a signature and a photograph.
PLEASE SEE ELECTION, PAGE 2


OCT. 29, 2008 1 �





2 E OCT. 29, 2008 U THE ISLANDER

Election day is Tuesday
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Voters will decide races from the federal, state
and local levels, as well as decide a number of ballot
questions.
All Island voters will find the presidential election
on their ballots, as well as contests for the 13th Con-
gressional District, two seats on the West Manatee
Fire Rescue District Commission, public defender;
the retention of several judges; and six constitutional
amendment proposals.
In Bradenton Beach, voters will elect one city
commissioner from a field of two candidates -
Robert Bartelt and William Shearon.
InAnna Maria, voters will elect two city commission-
ers from a field of four candidates - Mark M. Alonso,
Robert T. Barlow, Jo Ann Mattick and Chuck Webb.
Anna Maria voters also will decide two ques-
tions:
* Shall the city of Anna Maria charter be amended
by establishing a requirement that any amendment
to the future land-use element of the comprehensive
plan shall be adopted by an affirmative supermajority
vote (four or more of the commissioners) as described
in ordinance 08-688?
* Shall the city of Anna Maria charter be amended,
as described in ordinance 08-689, by adopting the
recommendations of the charter review commission
and city staff, which recommendations delete obso-
lete provisions and add clarifying language to several
provisions?
The WMFR races involve Jesse Davis and Al
Robinson for seat one and Randy Cooper and Steve
Pontious for seat five.
For more information, call the supervisor's office
at 941-741-3823.

Results watch
For results in the Nov. 4 election, pick up
a Nov. 12 issue of The Islander and, for early
results, go to www.islander.org.


Quinn eyes World Series bonus
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter D.tim t
Anna Maria Island Bridge contractor Quinn Con- Drive-t me tracks
struction Co. of Palmetto could be likened to the Tampa Spending more time in the auto these days
Bay Rays come early November. Like the baseball with the closure of the Anna Maria Island Bridge
team, Quinn is playing for a World Series payday. and a detour to Cortez Road?
Should Quinn complete the ongoing repairs, part The Islander invites you to share your favor-
of the $10.2 million project, in time for the sched- ite drive-time tunes. Give us a list with 10 tracks
uled Nov. 13 reopening, the company stands to earn you think other motorists should download from
a $550,000 bonus from the DOT. iTunes, load up on iPods or burn to a disc.
For every day before Nov. 13 that Quinn has the Here is a list from The Islander's Courtney
bridge operational for motorists, the company makes Call.
the bonus plus an additional $25,000 per day. 1. "The Distance," by Cake.
However, if Quinn fails to reopen the bridge by 2. "Stuck in the Middle with You," by Steal-
Nov. 13, the company faces a $10,000-per-day fine ers Wheels.
for every day the bridge remains closed. 3. "Daddy Sings Bass," by Johnny Cash.
DOT spokesperson Audrey Clarke said the com- 4. "Flag Pole Sitta," by Harvey Danger.
pany is "on schedule" to finish by Nov. 13. 5. "SugarHigh," by Coyote Shivers
Although work on the bridge is not "around the 6. "Unbelievable," by EMF
clock," Clarke said, there are many nights when 7. "Shake A Tail Feather," by Ray Charles.
crews and painters are on the bridge working under 8. "Son of a Preacher Man," by Dusty
floodlights. Springfield.
"But there is no set schedule" for working nights 9. "Sabotage," by Beastie Boys.
and weekends, she said. 10. "March of the Pigs," by Nine Inch
With just 15 days left before the project deadline, Nails.
Clarke said that Quinn had demolished 25 of the 26 Send your list of 10 tracks to The Islander
roadbed spans required, and repaired or replaced 20 via e-mail to lisaneff@islander.org, or via
of the spans. mail to 5404 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
The company is in the process of replacing the FL 34217. Please include your
bridge steel, while the roadway steel has already n a m e address and a
been replaced. This week, the company is focusing con- tact number.
on replacement of the walkway steel, Clarke said. c And if
The DOT monitors the progress of the con- y really
struction daily, Clarke said, and should know by the wantto impress
middle of next week if the bridge will open Nov. 13 u s , maybe
or earlier. enclose a CD.
For the latest information on the rehabilitation
project, go on the Web to www.islander.org. and click
on "community links." People without Internet access
can call 941-792-0369.


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This way to AMI


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Islander staff invites you to join us on a
Detour to Paradise as we ride out the closure of the
Anna Maria Island Bridge through Nov. 13.
The bridge is closed. Traffic, depending on the
hour, may be slow-moving on and off the other
bridges at Cortez Road and along Gulf Drive in Bra-
denton Beach and on Gulf Drive leading to Longboat
Key.
But hey, this is an Island on the Gulf of Mexico,
a place of good vibes and good times.
So, during the shutdown, ask yourself, "WWJD?"
- that's "What would Jimmy Buffett do?" for the
initiated.

Oct. 29 - Nov. 4
Wednesday, Oct. 29: Get into the Halloween
spirit. Legend has it that a ghost haunts the shore at
the south end of Coquina Beach. Take a stroll at dusk
under the spooky Australian pines.
Thursday, Oct. 30: Been wondering how it feels


to tool around the Island on a motor scooter? Several
businesses on the Island rent them. Take a ride in the
cool breeze.
Friday, Oct. 31: The Island celebrates Hallow-
een with a kid-safe trick-or-treat trail, beginning at
3:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce.
Saturday, Nov. 1: Bradenton Beach hosts a fish-
ing tournament on the Historic Bridge Street Pier
from 10 a.m. to noon.
Sunday, Nov. 2: Remember the time change.
Sleep an extra hour - on the beach, under an
umbrella, with the sound of the surf in your ears.
Monday, Nov. 3: Package your sketches, bundle
your paintings, collect your photographs. Head to the
Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery in Holmes
Beach, where Robin Kaercher of the Arts Council of
Manatee will critique work.
Tuesday, Nov. 4: Today is election day. Get out
and vote and then order a pizza and settle in before
the television to watch the returns - hopefully with
no ballot mishaps.
For a complete listing of events this week, turn
to The Islander calendar.


This way to Anna Maria Island: The detour route is
marked with numerous signs to aid motorists on their
way to and from AMI.


Anna Maria City
* Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board
meeting.
* Nov. 10, 6 p.m., transportation enhancement
grant committee meeting.
* Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., city commission swearing-
in ceremony.
* Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., government-in-the-sunshine
meeting.
* Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning board
meeting.
* Nov. 20, 7 p.m. city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
941-708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
* Oct. 30,5:30 p.m., city commission meeting on
the proposed sign ordinance.
* Nov. 6, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
* Nov. 17, 3 p.m., ScenicWAVES committee
meeting.
* Nov. 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
* Nov. 6, 10 a.m., code enforcement board meet-
ing. CANCELED
* Nov. 17, 8 a.m., city commission swearing-in
ceremony.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

Of Interest
* Nov. 4 is election day, with polls open from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. www.votemanatee.com.
* Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, government offices will
be closed, as well as banks and some businesses.
Send public meeting notices to lisaneff@islander.
org.


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ANNA MARIA ISLAND CANDIDATES, ISSUES


Anna Maria City votes for
commissioners, charter
amendments
The Anna Maria electorate heads to the polls
Nov. 4 to vote for a new president and vice presi-
dent, also selecting two city commissioners from four
candidates seeking office.
There are four candidates vying for city commis-
sioner, including incumbent Jo Ann Mattick, former
commissioners Bob Barlow and Chuck Webb, and
local activist Mark Alonso.
City voters will also be asked to vote on two
changes to the charter.
A housekeeping amendment asks the voters to
approve removal of some old and/or unused language
in the charter that is no longer applicable.
The second, however, is more involved.
The amendment would require that all changes to
the future land-use element and future land-use map
of the comprehensive plan be approved by a four-
member super-majority vote of the city commission.
At present, any FLUE change can be approved by a
simple majority.
Commissioners Duke Miller, John Quam and
Dale Woodland favored the charter amendment
during commission discussions, while Commis-
sioners Jo Ann Mattick and Christine Tollette were
opposed.


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach will see one commission seat
decided on Nov. 4.
Voters will elect a commissioner to represent
Ward 4, currently a seat held by John Chappie, who
won an August race for county commission.
The Ward 4 race involves low-key campaigns by
Robert Bartelt and William Shearon, both active vol-
unteers in city government and transplants on Anna
Maria Island from the north.
Bartelt is a 62-year-old retired firefighter and
paramedic from the Milwaukee area who has lived
for the past eight years in Bradenton Beach.
Bartelt, a member of the ScenicWAVES advi-
sory committee, said he decided to run for office to


Anna Maria city commission
race profile: Chuck Web
Four candidates are vying for the two Anna Maria
city commission seats up for election Nov. 4.
The candidate profiles of incumbent Jo Ann Mat-
tick and challengers Bob Barlow and Mark Alonso
have already appeared in The Islander.
Chuck Webb
Chuck Webb is a former Anna Maria city com-
missioner and also previously volunteered on the
planning and zoning board. He is a practicing attorney
and recently retired as a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
officer. He was an assistant attorney for Broward and
Charlotte counties.
His main reason for seeking a commission seat
is a belief in public service.
"I've always been a public servant," he said. Now
that he has retired from the Marine Corps, he has
more time to devote to the city.
While Webb has no major issues he wants to focus
on as a commissioner, he believes his experience as a
county attorney will serve the city well when it has to
enact land-development regulations to coincide with
the tenants of the comprehensive plan.
Webb says he has prior experience in that area
when, as an assistant attorney for Charlotte County,
he was involved in writing land-development regula-
tions.


become more involved in city politics.
Shearon, after a business career in the Chicago
area, moved to Bradenton Beach some years ago, but
he did not retire - he now runs the Linger Longer
Resort with partner Tjet Martin.
Shearon's involvement in Bradenton Beach
includes participation in the Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Bradenton Beach ScenicWAVES, the
city pier team, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
and the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce.
He served three years on the city commission
before giving up his seat to run unsuccessfully for
mayor.
The city's Ward 2 seat will again be held by Bob
Connors of Avenue B, who faced no opposition for
re-election.


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development regulations for the city. I've been
through this issue before," he said.
He said he will help ensure the city does not get
involved in costly litigation because of land-devel-
opment ordinances.
Many of the city's ordinances are in need of revi-
sion, and Webb believes the city codes should treat
everyone fairly.
As a former commissioner, he said he is well
versed in compromising and working with other com-
missioners to achieve a goal.
"We are all trying to reach the same goals. I com-
promised in the past and have always handled myself
to work with others," he said.
His legal experience and his previous stint on
the commission will serve him and the city well, he
said.
He also has experience as an environmental
attorney with Broward County and as a prosecuting
attorney.

Incumbents to return

in Holmes Beach
The general election will take place Nov. 4,
but Holmes Beach voters will not find a contest
for mayor or two city commission seats on the
ballot.
Only the incumbents - Mayor Rich Bohnen-
berger and Commissioners Sandy Haas-Martens
and John Monetti - qualified and will return to
their seats for another two-year term.
The lack of opposition suggested to the city
hall officeholders that citizens are satisfied with
their representation.
"We've got a real good team," Bohnenberger
has said of the relationship between the commis-
sion and the mayor.
"I think we have a commission that works
really well together," Haas-Martens agreed.
The ailing economy and state-mandated leg-
islation and reforms likely will be issues for the
next commission, the incumbents agreed.
They added that in the coming months, the
city will be addressing comprehensive-plan
amendments and canal dredging, as well as the
impact of foreclosures on the code-enforcement
department.



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Island presidential vote varies


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Elections often get compared to horse races, but
the 2008 election likely will go down as a cross-coun-
try road race - long, costly and with a few surprises
and pileups along the way.
There was a time, back at the starting gate, when
pundits and polls predicted the contest would be
between Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani.
Now, going into the final stretch, nationwide
polls show Barack Obama and his running mate, Joe
Biden, solidifying a lead over John McCain and run-
ning-mate Sarah Palin. At least two national polls last
week gave Obama and Biden a double-digit lead.
In Florida, the Democrats' lead was narrower,
with Obama and Biden up just 4 points in a Zogby
International survey.
On Anna Maria Island, a driving tour on heav-
ily traveled roads found Obama signs outnumbered
McCain signs. But volunteers with both the Dem-
ocratic and Republican parties said last week that
Island interest in their respective candidates was
strong.
And, if recent presidential election results from
the Island suggest anything, they suggest that Anna
Maria Island's vote will be close and there's no way
to tell which way the wind will blow.

2004: Kerry vs. Bush
In the 2004 election, all three Island cities
endorsed a second term for George W. Bush and Dick
Cheney, though not all by wide margins - one vote
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Past presidential votes
2004: Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach voted for George W. Bush
and Dick Cheney over John Kerry and John
Edwards. So did the nation.
2000: Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
voted for Al Gore and Joe Lieberman over
Bush and Cheney; Holmes Beach voted for
Bush and Cheney. The nation's popular vote
favored Gore and Lieberman, the electoral col-
lege favored Bush and Cheney.
1996: Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
voted for Bill Clinton and Al Gore; Holmes
Beach voted for Bob Dole and Jack Kemp. The
nation voted for Clinton and Gore.
1992: Bradenton Beach voted for Clin-
ton and Gore; Anna Maria and Holmes Beach
voted for George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle.
The nation voted for Clinton and Gore.
Source: Manatee County Supervisor of
Elections Office

In Bradenton Beach, turnout reached 61 percent,
with 283 voters supporting Bush and Cheney and 282
voters supporting John Kerry and John Edwards.
In Anna Maria, 59 percent of registered voters
turned out for the election, with 485 voting for Bush
and Cheney and 395 voting for Kerry and Edwards.
In Holmes Beach, in precinct 92, 59 percent of
voters turned out, casting 501 votes for Bush and
Cheney and 467 votes for Kerry and Edwards.
In Holmes Beach's precinct 93, 53 percent of


Sticker brigade
Before heading out to walk
p/ precincts for Republican
candidates, volunteers Jayne
Colombaro and her son, Nick,
16, join a "bumpersticker
brigade" along East Bay
Drive. the Colombaros and
other party faithful handed out
bumperstickers for the Repub-
lican candidates at the top of
the ticket and hoisted signs
for passing motorists to see.
Islander Photos: Lisa Neff


voters turned out, casting 482 ballots for Bush and
Cheney and 469 votes for Kerry and Edwards.
Florida's vote also went to Bush and Cheney, as
did the national vote, with the Republican team win-
ning 50.7 percent of the popular vote.

2000: Gore vs. Bush
In the infamous 2000 election, Anna Maria and
Bradenton Beach voters favored the Democratic
ticket of Al Gore and Joe Lieberman and Holmes
Beach went for the Republican ticket of Bush and
Cheney.
Countywide, Bush and Cheney won the vote.
Statewide, the vote was not so clear, eventually lead-
ing to state and U.S. supreme court fights. In the still
controversial final count, the difference between the
candidates came down to fractions of 48.8 percent
- Bush and Cheney with 2,912,790 votes and Gore
and Lieberman with 2,912,253 votes.
The nation's popular vote went to Gore and Lie-
berman, but with the Bush-Cheney declared win in
Florida, the Republicans won the electoral college
count.
About 61.45 percent of Anna Maria's voters
turned out for that election, with 461 voting for Bush
and Cheney; 491 voting for Gore-Lieberman, two
voting for Harry Browne-Art Olivier; 36 voting for
Ralph Nader-Winona LaDuke; and one voting for
John Hagelin.
About 52 percent of registered voters cast bal-
lots in Bradenton Beach, with 271 voting for Bush-
Cheney; 284 voting for Clinton-Gore; two voting for
Browne-Olivier; 26 voting for Nader-LaDuke and
three voting for Pat Buchanan-Ezola B. Foster.
In Holmes Beach's precinct 92, 58 percent of
the registered voters turned out to cast 620 votes for
Bush-Cheney; 413 votes for Gore-Lieberman, three
votes for Browne-Olivier, 40 votes for Nader-LaDuke
and three votes for Buchanan-Foster.
In precinct 93, 54 percent of voters turned out to
cast 538 votes for Bush-Cheney, 521 votes for Gore-
Lieberman, four votes for Browne-Olivier, 39 votes
for Nader, three votes for Hagelin and one vote for
Buchanan.

1996: Clinton vs. Dole
The 1996 presidential election matched Demo-
crats Bill Clinton and Al Gore, seeking a second term,
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Opinion


Get into the spirt ...
Ding dong.
Who's there?
The witch is at the door.... And the pirate, the
princess, the politician and pumpkin head are calling,
"Trick or Treat."
It's Halloween and it's time to catch some spirit.
Fling open the doors, the weather is beautiful. This is
a holiday to signal the best of holidays is to come.
Turn on the porch light and welcome the little
goblins and ghosts and costumed kids of various
characters - those that have parents who take them
door to door. Pass out the treats. Dress up. Have fun.
Get spooked.
The Island community used to support a great big
costume party - and, wait, we still can. Koko Ray's
playing for a great party at the Sandpiper Resort on
Halloween with something for everyone, young kids
first, then adults. Look "inside" this issue for more.
And there's the safe and fun Trail of Treats spon-
sored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce that takes the crowds door to door through
downtown Holmes Beach, including this year, a pet
costume contest at The Islander "corral." What fun
to see the costumed critters along the way while col-
lecting treats with the kids (more inside this issue).
And you get an extra hour on Halloween week-
end, thanks to the ending Saturday night of Daylight
Saving Time (more inside this issue).
And come election Tuesday, if you haven't voted
early, you can line up at Nov. 4 at one of four polling
locations on Anna Maria Island and cast your vote.
All the presidential hype is about to end - finally
- and the choice is yours.
It could be the scariest day of all, but you've
had plenty of time to consider the choices. On Anna
Maria Island, only Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
have contests for commission seats, and all the can-
didates make for good choices, each with his or her
best interests for their city. We believe incumbent
Anna Maria Commssioner Jo Ann Mattick deserves
a return to the dais, as well as Bob Barlow. And the
same for Bill Shearon in Bradenton Beach.
There are no bad choices among Islanders.
Did we forget to the mention the big, bad, scary
bridge closure? It's almost over. Only two weeks
and a few days from this publication date (more in
this issue) and the Anna Maria Island Bridge should
reopen.
But first there's Halloween. Keep the candle
burning.


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R-1 peace and quiet
Having lived on Anna Maria Island for more than
10 years, I am writing to express my opinion about
the R-1 rental-time debate.
I moved into the R-1 zone specifically for the
peace and quite for which the R-1 zoning was cre-
ated.
I have no desire, nor do a lot of my neighbors,
to live next to a quasi motel that brings in weekly
visitors to our Island.
According to the Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau, the average occupancy rate for
Anna Maria Island in 2007 was 52.5 percent, and the
2008 average is 60 percent to date. So I believe there
are ample places on the Island for our tourist base to
stay.
As for the people who say they need to rent their
house in the R-1 zone on a weekly basis for income,
it is their obligation to understand the zoning restric-
tions when they purchase the home.
This situation is similar to a person's house being
next to a commercially zoned property and then point-
ing out the nuisances occurring next to their home.
The homeowners have a right to neighbors who are
following the city codes and not trying to justify their
difficult situation.
I am asking for the same right for homeowners
to have neighbors who are following the city codes
regarding R-1 rental time.
In closing, I am asking the city commissioners to
uphold the R-1 monthly rental rule and not to switch
to a weekly rental rule.
Mark Howard, Holmes Beach

Vote no on Amendment 2
If you've been to Jessie's Island Store on Marina
Drive lately then you've probably seen the "Vote No
on 2" sign by the door.
Thank you to Jessie's for getting the word out.


Amendment 2 is unnecessary and should get your
"no" vote.
The amendment is named the \ Lim iagc Protec-
tion Amendment," but it does not protect anything or
anyone.
Instead, Amendment 2 threatens to take away the
rights and benefits of Floridians.
The authors and proponents of Amendment
2 were able to gather enough signatures to put the
amendment on the ballot by telling people that it
would protect marriage by adding the definition of
marriage as between a man and a women to the state
constitution, thus negating the option for same-sex
marriage once and for all.
Furthermore, the language of the amendment will
invalidate contracts that are set up like a marriage to
ensure benefits, such as health insurance and hospital
visitation rights.
However, if Amendment 2 passes it would take
away benefits from the 600,000 unmarried couples
in Florida, of which only 11 percent are same-sex
couples. The other 88 percent are unmarried hetero-
sexual couples and many are senior citizens.
Widows and widowers lucky enough to find
partners later in life often jeopardize Social Security
and other survivor benefits if they choose to remarry.
Domestic partnership registries ensure that older
couples living together can enjoy the same rights of
hospital visitation and end-of-life decisions as mar-
ried couples.
Also, same-sex marriage is already against four
state laws, further evidence of the nonsensical and
unnecessary nature of Amendment 2. Why do we
need this amendment in our state constitution? We
don't - not now, not ever.
Amendment 2 is deceptive, harmful, nonsensical
and absolutely unnecessary.
Please vote early or on Nov. 4, and when you do,
remember to vote "no" on 2.
Samyntha Francis, Holmes Beach


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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 29, 2008 U 7


Presidential tallies on Island
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 5
against Republicans Bob Dole and Jack Kemp.
In Anna Maria, voters favored the Democratic
incumbents. Clinton-Gore received 428 votes; Dole-
Kemp, 415 votes; Ross Perot-Pat Choate, 111 votes;
Harry Browne-Jo Jorgensen, seven votes. There were
six write-in votes.
Bradenton Beach voters also favored Clinton-
Gore. The votes were 292 for Clinton-Gore; 210 for
Dole-Kemp; 81 for Perot-Choate; two for Browne-
Jorgensen and three for write-in candidates.
In Holmes Beach, voters favored the Republican
challengers.
In Precinct 92, Clinton-Gore received 444 votes;
Dole-Kemp, 608 votes; Perot-Choate, 107 votes;
Browne-Jorgensen, 15 votes. There were five write-
in votes.
In Precinct 93, Clinton-Gore received 504 votes;
Dole-Kemp, 509 votes; Perot-Choate, 109 votes;
Browne-Jorgensen, six votes; and write-in candi-
dates, seven votes.
The countywide vote favored Dole-Kemp, but
the state and the nation went for Clinton-Gore.

1992: Clinton vs. the other Bush
In 1992, George H.W. Bush and Dan Quayle
were seeking a second term in the White House.
Democrats Bill Clinton and Al Gore were driving
a bus across the country promise change and hope.
And Ross Perot and James Stockdale were hoping to
spoil a major party's party.
Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach voters split
into the three factions.
Anna Maria, where turnout was 72 percent,
favored Bush-Quayle, but the vote was close - 378
votes for Bush-Quayle; 349 votes for Clinton-Gore
and 306 votes for Perot-Stockdale.
In Bradenton Beach, turnout was 60 percent and
voters favored Clinton-Gore, but again the vote was
close - 249 votes for Clinton-Gore, 222 votes for


On the campaign trail
Francine Slack, right, offers instruction in where
volunteers David Zaccagnino and Nicole Skaggs
should go door-to-door on Oct. 11 to promote
Democratic candidates in the Nov. 4 general elec-
tions. Party faithful walked most of the city, reach-
ing out to independent voters, as well as newly
registered Democrats and Democrats who did not
vote in the last election. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff


Bush-Quayle and 211 votes for Perot-Stockdale.
In Holmes Beach's two precincts, voters favored
Bush-Quayle.
In precinct 92, the vote was 349 for Clinton-Gore,
547 for Bush-Quayle and 271 for Perot-Stockdale.
In precinct 93, the vote was 448 for Clinton-Gore,
465 for Bush-Quayle and 331 for Perot-Stockdale.
Countywide, turnout reached 80 percent, with
voters favoring Bush-Quayle.
Bush-Quayle won the statewide vote. Clinton-
Gore won the national vote.
To find out how the Island feels about Obama-
Biden, McCain-Palin, as well as the third-party can-
didates, pick up a Nov. 12 copy of The Islander.


In the Oct. 28, 1998, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
* Manatee County commissioners approved a
feasibility study for a future beach renourishment
project that would include about one mile of Anna
Maria beaches if enough property owners signed the
required easements. The entire project would cost
about $9.3 million, said Manatee County environ-
mental manager Jack Gorzeman.
* West Side Fire Marshal Kurt Lathrop said arson
was suspected in a rash of fires at a vacant house
at 311 N. Bay Blvd. in Anna Maria, and the state
fire marshal offered a $2,500 reward for information
leading to an arrest.
* The engineering firm of David Volkert and
Associates Inc. issued a report that following some
repairs, the Key Royale Bridge was stronger and had
a longer life expectancy. It recommended the city
could safely lift its restriction on trucks using the
bridge.



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Oct. 20 66 82 0
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Oct. 24 72 86 .70
Oct. 25 73 85 0
Average Gulf water temperature 780
24-hour rainfall accumulation with reading at approximately 5 p.m. daily.


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8 E OCT. 29, 2008 U THE ISLANDER


Non-conforming future possible for Anna Maria homes


By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
About 90 percent of lots currently zoned Resi-
dential-2 would become non-conforming if proposed
city code changes are passed to match the recently
adopted comprehensive plan, according to city plan-
ner Alan Garrett at a planning and zoning board
workshop.
The comp plan eliminates the R-2 (duplex) zone
and the commission must eventually pass an ordi-
nance that is compatible with the plan.
Density is the issue, Garrett told the P&Z at the
Oct. 21 work session.
The comp plan limits density to six units
per acre in the Residential-1 zone, but the R-2
zone that was eliminated by the plan allows up
to 8.7 units per acre. That means that all proper-
ties that don't meet the new density requirement
will become non-conforming after the zoning
ordinance is paired to the comp plan. Garrett
estimated 200 to 300 parcels fit into this cat-
egory.
"Ninety percent of lots in the R-2 will become
non-conforming when the density changes," he
said.
A non-conforming structure can't undergo major
renovations or expand, Garrett noted, and a true non-
conforming structure "is something you don't want


to have."
But Garrett suggested that the city might not want
to be that severe with non-conforming uses.
Board chairman Doug Copeland said that the
comp plan allows anyone with a non-conforming
property that is destroyed to rebuild to its previous
condition.
"Correct," Garrett replied, but the land devel-
opment regulations and the comp plan are "out of
sync." It's the board's job to recommend something
to the commission that will make codes and the comp
plan match, and, hopefully, make everyone happy, he
said.
When a person can build what they want on
an empty lot, but if they already have a structure,
they can't add to it, or even put on a new roof,
there's a "lack of logic in the codes," said Cope-
land.
Absolutely, said Garrett. Government makes
non-conforming structures disappear over time
by not issuing building permits when repairs are
needed.
However, he added, he did not think the city
wants to be that severe, and commissioners agreed.
Remember, said Garrett, "Only government can
make you non-conforming. If you do something
w 'Ing. then you are illegal."
Among other suggestions, Garrett said the board


could consider combining the R-1 and R-2 districts,
or add language that "e \iting. platted uses are not
non-conforming."
In other words, if the city has accepted a legal,
platted lot, then it's conforming no matter what hap-
pens in the future, he indicated.
If the city wants two-family homes to gradually
disappear, however, it could retain the non-conform-
ing provision in the code, Garrett said.
Copeland countered that the city could eliminate
the density requirement and allow non-conforming
uses to continue, but without the ability to expand.
Such a structure could then be rebuilt or re-roofed,
he said.
Garrett agreed, saying that suggestion is a "good
start" for the board.
"It was the intention of the comp plan to allow
non-conforming uses to continue," Copeland
said.
At the same time, said board member Jim
Conoly, the city "does not want to put a person in
a position where they have a conforming house
and government makes it non-conforming," he
said.
Board members gave consensus to Garrett to pre-
pare a draft paper for discussion that would allow
conforming properties in the R-2 to remain conform-
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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 29, 2008 U 9


Commission declines to vacate right of way


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria commissioners stayed out of a real
estate wreck on South Bay Boulevard Oct. 23, voting
to deny a request to vacate a platted, unbuilt road near
the entrance to the defunct Villa Rosa subdivision.
The request to vacate a platted portion of the
Palm Avenue right of way came from Horizon Bank,
which wants the additional land to create a buildable
lot along South Bay Boulevard.
A plat map from 1950 shows Palm Avenue - a
parcel measuring about 50 feet wide and 100 feet in
lengthy - running west from South Bay Boulevard
between lot 86 and lot 87.
Horizon, according to Islander archives, acquired
lot 86, formerly part of the Villa Rosa subdivision
property, through default and bankruptcy of former
Villa Rosa owner GSR Development LLC.
The commission received Horizon's applica-
tion Oct. 23 accompanied with a recommendation
to deny the request from the planning and zoning
board, which reviewed the matter Sept. 2.
The planning board found that vacation of Palm
Avenue would "jeopardize the current or future loca-
tion of any utility" and "is detrimental to the public
interest."
Horizon attorney Philip Perrey, arguing his case
before the city commission, said the bank has own-
ership of lot 86, with verification from the Manatee
County Property Appraiser Office, and wants to con-
struct a single-family residence.
Perrey referred the commission to the city's com-
prehensive plan, which contains a statement, "Due to
the environmentally constrained nature of the com-
munity, there is no foreseeable need for roadways
other than those that currently exist. Therefore, future
[right of way] is not a concern in the city of Anna
Maria."


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That statement, the attorney said, means Palm
Avenue can be vacated because it is not needed.
Perrey added that the city's power to vacate
streets "cannot be exercised in an arbitrary manner"
and to deny Horizon's request would "be an abuse of
discretion."
Horizon Bank president Charles Conoley said
without the vacation of the right of way, the bank-
owned lot cannot be used to build a home.
"We are not trying to be bad neighbors," he
said.
Horizon has emphasized that undeveloped, the
lot generates about $285 in property tax dollars to
Manatee County, including $20 for the city. With
a single-family home, the property would generate
about $12,000 in taxes for the county.
The assertion that Horizon owns the Bay Boule-
vard lot was challenged by attorney Thomas Fitzgib-
bons, representing Bon Eau Enterprises LLC.
"We are engaged in litigation over the owner-
ship," Fitzgibbons said. "I think our title can be estab-
lished pretty clearly."
Fitzgibbons also argued against the city's vaca-
tion of the right of way.
"It will really mess us up; we are against this,"
he said.
"Palm Avenue was created to grant access to my
client's property," Fitzgibbons added. "The owner-
ship issue should be resolved.... And, as far as the
intended use for right of way - we may need it for
a right of way."
Fitzgibbons said Perrey's reference to "abuse of
discretion" was a weak threat.
At least one city commissioner seemed concerned
with the ownership issue and the dispute between
Horizon and Bon Eau, but even more pressing for
commissioners was the policy question: Does the city
want to vacate a right of way?






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"It doesn't seem to me that ownership is relevant
to our decision," said Commissioner Dale Woodland.
"What we don't know is how the city might have use
for that.... Of course vacating that, to me, would be
detrimental."
City attorney Jim Dye, prompted for his advice to
the commission, said, "In my opinion, Palm Avenue
is available for some [public right-of-way] uses."
Dye added, "This is a valid right of way - that's
why you are being asked to vacate. I don't think
there is any legal compulsion for you to vacate or
not vacate."
Later, he reiterated, "This is a policy issue. This is
something where you kind of have to look into your
crystal ball.... It's as pure a policy-driven decision
as a city commission can make."
Commission Chair John Quam, referring to right-
of-way vacations, said, "We've done swaps, but I'm
definitely not in favor of vacating property for the
benefit of the property owner."
The motion to deny the request passed 3-1.
Quam, Woodland and Commissioner Jo Ann Mat-
tick voted for the motion; Commissioner Christine
Tollette voted against. Duke Miller did not attend the
meeting.



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The old Historic Bridge Street Pier marked its
one-year anniversary Oct. 25.
With a $2.2 million investment from the city of
Bradenton Beach, the old and storm-ravaged pier
became a reconstructed pier with new amenities last
October.
City officials, the operators of Rotten Ralph's on
the Pier, and some fishers, boaters and walkers qui-
etly observed the anniversary of the pier reopening
last week.
This Saturday - 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 1 - pier-
goers will celebrate with a little more noise and activ-
ity. The pier will be the site of the Kids' Fishing Tour-
nament, co-sponsored by the city's ScenicWAVES
committee. The free tournament will be open to
children ages 5-12, with registration at the pier that
stretches into Sarasota Bay just south of the Cortez
Bridge and near the IntraCoastal Waterway.
Last week, several fishers caught a cool breeze
at the end of the pier and worked for bigger catches
from the water.
"I get out here about two or three times a week,"
said Hector Ruiz of Palmetto. "I'd say it's the most
comfortable place to fish. I won't say where my best


place to fish is."
Nearby, Paul Friedman stood hoping to see a
dolphin. He said he was hoping to have that wish
fulfilled since he apparently had arrived a day early
to fulfill his wish for free beer at the restaurant -
Rotten Ralph's advertises "As always ... free beer
tomorrow."
"It's a beautiful pier," said Friedman, a vacationer
from Durham, N.H. "I'm glad they kept the wood."
Agnes Friedman said, "It has an old-time charm
so I'm surprised that so much is so new."
The pier contains the last remaining piece of the
old Cortez Bridge that first connected Anna Maria
Island to the mainland in the 1920s.
The pier suffered structural damage during the
2004 hurricane season that led to a multi-million
dollar renovation. The 650-foot long pier, today,
features a restaurant, a fishing and concession kiosk,
rest rooms, a floating dock and space for a harbor
master.
The pier plays a prominent part in the city's effort
to create a recreational boating master plan for a
mooring field.
A meeting to discuss the plan was scheduled to
take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Bradenton Beach City
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By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria commissioners delayed a decision
on repairing the Bay Boulevard Bridge due to linger-
ing questions about a guarantee on the work and the
source of the problem.
At a work session several weeks ago, commis-
sioners had indicated support for contracting with
Uretek ICR of Lakeland to inject a lightweight poly-
urethane resin into the ground to stabilize soil under
the north approach to the bridge.
Two commissioners, Dale Woodland and chair-
man John Quam, voted Oct. 23 to pay Uretek $20,100
to repair the bridge, which has been closed since Sept.
22.
But two commissioners, Jo Ann Mattick and
Christine Tollette, voted against the motion - not
because injecting the Uretek compound is the wrong
approach, but because they want additional informa-
tion from an engineer.
Commissioner Duke Miller was absent from the
meeting.
Mayor Fran Barford, who had hoped to see the
bridge reopened by the first week of November, said
she wanted to hold a special commission meeting to
resolve the issue.
The date of that meeting, at Islander press time,
had yet to be set.
The city closed the decades-old bridge in late
September out of concern for the safety of the struc-
ture - city engineer Tom Wilcox and public works
director George McKay could see a dip on the sur-
face when examining the north approach to the struc-
ture.


Further investigation found that soil is moving
and, to some degree, washing out from under the
approach. Wilcox, during a commission meeting Oct.
9, described a void - gaps where soil used to be.
The city has since learned that similar problems
exist on the south approach to the Bay Boulevard
bridge and at the Crescent Drive Bridge, to a lesser
degree.
Wilcox and McKay sought bids for repairs, which
included a bid to inject Uretek 486 lightweight poly-
urethane to fill the void. A company official described
the project as "a deep-injection system of ground
densification" using IIgluhi\\ ci 'i, ei paiiidinl,.' high-
density, hydro-insensitive, polyurethane-resin materi-
als."
Commissioners, with Mattick and Miller absent,
indicated their support for using Uretek on Oct. 9.
Last week, McKay presented the commission
with a proposed agreement between Uretek and
the city for the "deep injection" solution to both
approaches on the Bay Boulevard bridge and some
repairs to the Crescent bridge.
Commissioners, along with the mayor, agreed
that if Uretek is hired, the Bay Boulevard Bridge
north approach should be repaired and tested before
other work takes place.
But the commission did not vote to repair the
north approach.
Mattick said she had concerns about the project
and, Tollette, who said she researched Uretek and
found it highly recommended, also had questions.
Mattick said she doesn't feel the city sufficiently

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By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Transportation is
providing $535,000 to Manatee County Area Tran-
sit to operate the Island trolley for the 2008-09 fiscal
year.
Sweetening the deal, the DOT also coughed up an
additional $30,000 for MCAT to cover the cost of the
shuttle service from the mainland to the Island and back
"to ease the congestion due to the Anna Maria Island
Bridge closure," Terry Beacham of the DOT said.
While the $30,000 is only for fiscal year 2008-09,
MCAT can obtain public transit corridor grant funds
from the DOT annually for the Island trolley opera-
tion if it meets DOT requirements.
The trolley will cost about $850,000 to operate
this year, MCAT general manager Ralf Heseler said,
with Manatee County and contributions from the


three Island cities providing the balance of funding.
Beacham said the $535,000 is for "operating
assistance for the Anna Maria Island Trolley Project
for costs associated with providing transit service for
Manatee County."
The Island trolley service was inaugurated in
March 2002. At that time, it was funded by a federal
grant.
Hesseler indicated federal funds still might be
available in future years if the DOT or county were
unable to allocate its portion of the trolley cost.
The fare-free Island trolley operates from 6 a.m.
to 10:30 p.m. daily and takes passengers the length
of the Island, from Coquina Beach to the Anna Maria
City Pier. The Longboat Key-downtown Sarasota
trolley connects riders at the Coquina Beach trolley
stop. The Sarasota County Area Transit fare is 75
cents each way.


Sandpiper seeks quitclaim deed from city


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Sandpiper Resort Co-op on Gulf Drive is a
vote away from securing a quitclaim deed for city
rights of way that have not been used or maintained
by the city.
The Bradenton Beach City Commission voted
3-0 on Oct. 16 to approve a first reading of an ordi-
nance executing a quit-claim deed to the Sandpiper
for 27th Street from Gulf Drive to the Anna Maria
Sound, Avenue B and Avenue C from 26th Street
to 27th Street, and the northerly unpaved portion
of 26th Street from Gulf Drive to Anna Maria
Sound.
A final reading will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 6.
Commissioners John Shaughnessy and Bob
Connors both recused themselves citing inter-
ests in the Sandpiper and signed, in accordance
with state law, a memorandum of voting con-
flict.
The Florida statute regarding conflict-of-interest
regarding public officials states that a voting conflict
of interest arises when an official is called upon to
vote on a measure that would result in the special
private gain or loss of the official."
The law further states that if an official chooses
to participate in discussion of the vote, or otherwise
try to influence the outcome by oral or written com-
munication, a disclosure of the voting conflict memo-
randum.
Shaughnessy announced his signature on the
memorandum and then addressed commissioners
from the audience podium as a representative of the
Sandpiper.
Reading from a written statement, he reviewed
for the commission the history behind the Sandpiper's
quit-claim quest, described as an attempt to clarify
ownership of certain land that contains some dwell-
ings.
In 1925, Gulf Investment Corporation platted the

Bridge repair prompts questions
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10
identified the problem. "We really don't know how
badly deteriorated this structure is," she said, refer-
ring to the Bay Boulevard Bridge.
She also questioned Uretek's promised 10-year
guarantee on the product.
"The warranty isn't worth an\ thin' ." Mattick
said.
McKay defended the Uretek solution as a quick
and economical solution to the immediate problem.
"It' s an approach to try to stabilize what's there
now," he said.
Tollette said, "I believe in the product."
However, she also said, "We don't know why the
soil is washing away."
Woodland said he felt comfortable with hiring
Uretek and "I'm hoping we can move forward with
this."
However, his motion to move forward with the
agreement, using $20,100 from the city's contingency
fund for repairs, failed 2-2.


Sandpiper parcel, creating, in part Avenues B and
C from First Street North to First Street South, but
omitting any language dedicating any of the roads or
other lands to the public.
The parcel was replatted in 1952 and the docu-
ment dedicated Avenue B to the public.
Avenues C and B lie completely within the Sand-
piper parcel but have not been used by the public over
the years, and have not been maintained or improved
by the city.
Additionally, 27th and 26th streets on the Sand-
piper parcel have not been used by the public.
The proposed ordinance states, "The city of Bra-
denton Beach and the public will not lose existing
city right-of-way access to the bay or water by the
quit-claim grant to the Sandpiper."
But, Shaughnessy said, 160 taxpaying Sandpiper
families get comfort in knowing that their commu-
nity will remain in tact with the transfer of prop-
erty.
"We have serious problems with some of the
streets," he said. "Units are on rights of way. It's
no one's fault. It happened before there were reg-
ulations.... We are proposing a plan to rectify the
problem at absolutely no expense to the city. We are
absorbing all the costs."
Shaughnessy also mentioned the infrastructure
improvements being made at Sandpiper.
"We have invested over $3 million in improve-
ments in our community," he said, referring to ongo-
ing upgrades in roads, potable water and stormwater
systems. "We are moving forward."
The only question from the commission came
from Janie Robertson, who asked city attorney Ralf
Brookes if there was a reason a quit-claim deed was
more appropriate than a long-term lease agreement.
Brookes cited Florida law: If a "municipality
fails to use such property for ... during the 60-month
period ... the municipality or county may execute and
deliver a quitclaim deed to the party."


In a related matter, the commission held a first
reading on an ordinance to have stop signs placed at
the Bay Boulevard Bridge, for when it reopens, and
also the Crescent bridge.
The ordinance states that the commission autho-
rizes placement of the signs at locations still to be
determined. A final reading will take place Nov. 20.
McKay said trucks bounce and bang going over
the bridges despite a 15-mph speed limit.
Woodland asked whether a stop sign was neces-
sary on the Crescent Bridge and whether repairs to
the bridges would eliminate the need for the stops.
McKay said if signs are not placed at both
bridges, more trucks will use the Crescent bridge to
avoid the stop on Bay Boulevard.
Barford added, "We' re trying to be pro-active
here."
She said the Manatee County Sheriff's Office
had reviewed two options - placing stop signs or
placing weight restrictions on the structures.
Compliance with stop signs, Barford said, is
easier to monitor.


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Those were the days

Part 7 Conclusion, the
Hurricane of 1921


Bridge opens at last
By June Alder
Paul Gilmore and Mrs. Gilmore were visitors
in Bradentown while spending time at their home
on Anna Maria Key.
Mr. Gilmore is more enthusiastic than ever about
the possibility of starting a moving picture studio
at Anna Maria Key and from now on will devote
most of his time to perfecting his plans. Sunday he
spent some time with an engineer making plans to
re-subdivide the southern end of the Island (where
a development called West View had been started
in 1903). He will widen some of the streets that are
laid out and will make the main thoroughfare one
of the most attractive streets in any motion picture
city.
Mr. Gilmore said that Florida was destined to
become the moving picture center of the nation.
Mr. Gilmore stated what D.W. Griffith, the pioneer
movie magnate of the world, said in an interview
in Dallas the other day. Some of the leading busi-
nessmen asked him why Texas would not do for the
motion picture industry and Mr. Gilmore told them
that while he did not want to hurt their feelings,
he thought Texas was impracticable because of the
climate and atmospheric conditions.
He further said that Florida was destined to
become the motion picture center of the nation as
California has been "shot to pieces" and Florida
presents a virgin field that has heretofore been
neglected but is fast coming to the front.
With the largest picture manufacturers in
the world turning their eyes towards Florida, it
behooves Bradentown and Manatee County to pre-
pare for the migration when it comes. A bridge to
Anna Maria Island and a chain of good roads over
the county giving easy access to all of the beaches
and points of interest in the county will do more to
land us our share of the picture business than all
of the yelling and sending of delegations to confer
with picture people that we can do.
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narrow for the big, post-war cars. Then, as now, girls in skimpy
bathing suits stopped traffic.
What remained of the bridge after two decades as a
fishing pier was torn down in 1979. 'l


Nearly wrecked by the hurricane of Oct. 24,
1921, Jack Leffingwell's bridge to Anna Maria
Island was rebuilt and dedicated with much fanfare
in April 1922. Hundreds of visitors streamed across
it on opening day in their Model T autos to enjoy the
beaches. A grand bathing pavilion was erected that
same year, and the Island enjoyed several prosperous
tourist seasons.
"The new bridge and road have made Anna Maria
a place where all are more than content to live," the
Manatee River Journal editorialized on Nov. 23,
1923:
This state of contentment did not last long. The
killer hurricanes of 1926 and 1928 put an end to the
Florida Boom and shattered the grandiose dreams
of movie producer Paul Gilmore and other entrepre-
neurs like him.
But the bridge survived these catastrophes and
countless other hazards of wind and wave and auto-
motive mistreatment for 34 years until the present
bridges at Cortez Road and Manatee Avenue were
built in 1957 and the Longboat Pass bridge in 1958.
It was then that the more modest dreams of post-
World War II developers came to pass with the trans-
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That is, unless we're visited by that major
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Anna Maria Island Art League recently issued a
call for artists interested in participating in "Fauna
and Florida," an all media exhibition honoring fin,
fur, flipper and feather-bearing friends.
Artists can submit up to three pieces for the
exhibit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11-12 at
the league studio, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach.
The exhibit will be open to all artists; the fee is
$10 per entry for AMIAL members and $15 for non-
members.
The exhibit will open with a reception at 5:30
p.m. Nov. 14 and run through Nov. 28.
The reception is part of the second annual art-
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For more information, call 941-778-2099 or visit
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Clarification
The story on Anna Maria's transportation
enhancement grant committee in the Oct. 22 issue
of The Islander should have noted that former Anna
Maria Mayor SueLynn is now a member of TEGC
following the resignation of Janet Aubry.
City Commissioner Jo Ann Mattick, who is the
chairperson of the committee, noted that proposed
trolley shelters are being funded by Manatee County,
not the $385,000 Florida Department of Transporta-
tion grant the committee is charged with disbursing
through various enhancement projects in the city's
business district.


Market on Saturday
The Bridge Street Market will take place
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 on Bridge Street in
Bradenton Beach.
For more information, call Nancy Ambrose
at 941-518-4431.


And the winner is ...
After several months of ticket sales by volunteers,
including Kelly Joseph and J.C. Martinez, both par-
ents of students at Anna Maria Elementary School,
and the Privateers, the prize TV donated by The
Islander to benefit the school and a Privateer scholar-
ship drawing was held at AME's Fall Festival. Here,
principal Tom Levengood pulls the winner, Toni Lyon
ofHolmes Beach, from a pumpkin bucket. Lyon's ticket
had been purchased some months ago as a gift, and
now, a surprise! Islander Photo: Bonner Joy

Sarasota to host blues fest
The Sarasota Blues Festival will return to Ed
Smith Stadium Nov. 1 for its 18th year.
The schedule includes performances by Blues
Hall of Famer Bobby Rush, J.J. Grey and Mofro, Bob
Margolin, Diunna Greenleaf, Jason Ricci and New
Blood, the All Stars and the Wyatt Garey Band.
The festival will be a rain-or-shine event.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Police
Athletic League Sailor Circus fundraising campaign.
Tickets, which cost $20 in advance and $25 the
day of the fest, are available from Ticketmaster at
www.ticketmaster.com.
For more information, go to www.sarasotablues-
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bJaitaries

Cleta Marie Hughes
Cleta Marie Hughes, 85, of Bradenton, died Oct.
21. Born in Frenchburg, Ky., and came to Florida in
1953. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church
of Bradenton. She sold real estate and was a home-
maker.
A memorial service was held Oct. 24 at First
Presbyterian Church of Bradenton. Arrangements
were by Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crema-
tory, 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton.
Mrs. Hughes is survived by sons Chadwick
of Cortez, and Dr. John and wife Punky Tolson of
Dallas; sister Betty Ratliff of Frenchburg, Ky; brother
Denzil Ratliff of Tampa; daughter-in-law Mary Ann
Hughes of Cortez; and four grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren.


Bobbie Webb
Bobbie Webb, 65, of Bradenton, died Oct. 20.
Born in South Bend, Ind., she moved to Manatee
County in 1970. She was an administrative assistant
at Des Champs & Gregory, Bradenton.
A memorial service was held Oct. 26 at Roser
Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria. Memo-
rial donations made to TideWell Hospice & Palliative
Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238. Brown
& Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street
Chapel, Bradenton, was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to www.brownand-
sonsfuneral. com.
Mrs. Webb is survived by daughters Lisa and hus-
band Jiles Kirkland Jr. of Snead Island, Fla., Ronda
and husband Rick Flaquer of Miami; mother Elberta
"Bertie" Hofer of Bradenton; brother Charles Hofer
of South Bend, Ind.; sister Beverly Hendricks of
Rocky Pointe, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Connor,
Chloe and Jiles Kirkland III, and Ashley and Daniel
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No new reports.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 12, 25th Street and Avenue C, information.
Officers responded to a disturbance between neigh-
bors. One man said his neighbor got into an argument
with his wife regarding their dog and its actions on the
neighbor's property. He said he intervened and was
struck, knocking him to the ground, and was taken to
the hospital for observation. Another neighbor said
there had been an ongoing dispute between the two
parties. Complaint forms were issued and the state
attorney's office was provided the information.
Oct. 13, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Coquina Beach,
warrant/overnight camping. Two people were found
asleep on separate lifeguard towers after hours. One
man had an outstanding warrant from Taylor County
and was arrested. The other man was given a warning
for overnight camping.
Oct. 21, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K, trespass.
The store clerk said a man had been in the store
throughout the day, refused to leave and was throw-
ing cups and hot dogs. He was issued a trespass warn-
ing and left the property.
Oct. 23, 118 Bridge St., Sports Lounge, defraud-
ing an innkeeper. The bartender said a woman entered
the lounge, had alcoholic beverages totaling $19.50,
and then said she did not have money to pay for
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Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested
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stealing numerous boat motors from Cortez, Long-
boat Key and Holmes Beach, as well as tools from
the Palma Sola area.
According to arrest reports, Tanner stole tools
and a generator from a construction trailer in the 1100
block of Palma Sola Boulevard at about 2 a.m. July
28. The items were valued at $3,285.
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Sola Boulevard.
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arrest report, although Tanner confessed to taking
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Tanner, who is currently in jail on unrelated
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By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria commissioners last
week adopted an ordinance exempt-
ing eligible low-income senior citizens
from a recently enacted stormwater
utility fee.
The exemption will go to property
owners who have qualified with the
Manatee County Property Appraiser's
Office for the Low-Income Senior
Additional Homestead Exemption for
people over 65.
In November 1998, Florida voters
approved the additional homestead
exemption as an amendment to the
state constitution. The amendment
authorized the Legislature to pass a law
allowing counties and municipalities to
grant an additional homestead exemp-
tion to low-income people who are at
least 65 and whose total, household
adjusted gross income falls beneath
defined limits - about $24,000 in
annual household income.
When the city commissioners
decided to investigate exempting
some property owners from a storm-
water utility fee adopted in August,
they decided to make use of the exist-
ing criteria for extending relief to low-
income property owners.
City treasurer Diane Percycoe said
14 property owners would qualify this
year.
The commission vote was 4-0, with
Commissioner Duke Miller absent.
In another financial matter dis-
cussed at the Oct. 23 regular commis-
sion meeting, Percycoe asked for and
received the commission's permission
to transfer some money from Wacho-
via and Whitney banks to Bank of
America.
Percycoe said for now a money
market account would remain at Whit-
ney and the city would continue to bank
at Wachovia, but she wanted an emer-
gency operations account at a larger
bank, such as Bank of America.
The city's funds are secure and
insured, however, Percycoe said, she
wants to be cautious.
"The issue here is liquidity," she
said. "If the bank closes its doors..."
"Are we sure about Bank of Amer-
ica?" Commissioner Christine Tollette
asked in a light-hearted tone.
"Are we sure about any bank?"
Percycoe replied. \ ly next option is
to put it under my desk."
In other business, the commis-
sion:
* Proclaimed Nov. 14-23 Farm
City Recognition Week.
* Took no action on a request from
resident and property-owner Laura
Gee, who asked the city to reimburse
her $15,000 in legal expenses she spent
on a lawsuit over a city-granted vari-
ance to neighboring property owners.
Gee went to court over the variance,
said a judge vindicated her charges
and that the city should "reimburse
expenses which I incurred unjustly."
City attorney Jim Dye said if the
commission wanted to reimburse Gee
for her costs, it "must prove a public
purpose."
* Denied a request to vacate a
portion of platted Palm Avenue at the
intersection with South Bay Boule-
vard.


* Postponed until a special meeting
a decision on repairs to the city's two
bridges, the Bay Boulevard Bridge and
the Crescent Bridge.
* Set Nov. 20 as the date for a
final reading of an ordinance formal-
izing the mayor's request to install stop
signs at Bay Boulevard and Crescent
Drive bridges. (See separate story.)
* Continued for a second and final
reading Nov. 20 a proposed sign ordi-
nance clarifying policy on election
signs, making the rules for campaign
signs the same as for commercial,
retail-office-residential properties and
residential properties.
* Appointed Nancy Colcord, Jim
Conoly, Margaret Jenkins, Linda Scott,
Tom Tollette and Betty Yanger to the
city's citizen recognition committee.
* Reviewed reports from the Mana-
tee County Sheriff's Office substation
and city departments.
During her report to the commis-
sion, Mayor Fran Barford urged com-
missioners to attend a Nov. 13 Manatee
County Tourist Development Council
charette on how tourist taxes are spent
in the county.
The public gathering will take
place at 1:30 p.m. at the Longboat Key
Hilton.
"We need to weigh in," Barford
said.
The mayor also asked citizens
to be vigilant about separating their
paper recyclables from other recy-
clable items. Waste Management Inc.
requires that papers be bound by string
or placed in a paper bag or separate
container.
"If you need another bin, just let
us know at city hall," the mayor said.
Also, the mayor said city employ-
ees would continue to work four-day
weeks at 10 hours per day. City hall
still remains open five days a week.
"It's prudent," Barford said of the
employee schedule.
During a special meeting prior to
the regular meeting, the commission
approved an application for relief from
Michael and Susan Powers.
The couple encountered a code-
enforcement issue because of land-
scaping too close to the road at their
Oak Avenue home. They have agreed
to clean out the landscaping, but want
to keep what Susan Powers described
as a rare European fan palm tree.
The commission voted to allow
the tree to remain but ordered other
landscaping to be removed within 30
days.


New president
Outgoing president Bob Lopiccolo of
the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club
introduces member Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens as the new president at the club's
recent installation dinner. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Ralph Bassett


Anna Maria City exempts

low.income seniors from fee


THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 29, 2008 0 15




ST. PETE TIMES


EXPOSES BUCHANAN
"WERE REAL ESTATE DEALS
SHREWD OR TAX EVASION?
Times Headline 9/21/08

A multimillionaire with vast business holdings, Buchanan cut his own
taxes on two real estate deals, according to the St. Petersburg Times. The
newspaper quoted experts who said the deals were structured to avoid
paying more than $300,000 to the federal and state governments.

The newspaper's full-page article said there was no deed on the purchase of a
Bradenton medical building, so documentary stamps of about $60,000 couldn't be
collected.

"I think if the state Department of Revenue audited this, there
would be a high degree of suspicion on this transaction ... There well
could be doc stamps, penalty and interest that are due and owing." The Times
quoted the chairman of the Florida Bar Land Trust Committee as saying.

The Times said, "The deal had other financial benefits," such as possible property
tax savings.

Buchanan brushed off the St. Pete. Times questions, saying it was
"standard practice" in real estate.

IS THE IRS INTERESTED?

Buchanan's initial financial interest in the Sarasota Ritz Carlton ended in dispute
and in court.

"The case was settled in unusual fashion," the St. Pete Times said.

Bottom line was that Buchanan bought a Ritz Carlton penthouse from the relative
of a Ritz Carlton developer for $5 million and was allowed to sell it a year later to
another relative for $6.35 million - avoiding some $260,000 in taxes.

"When a transaction is concocted to avoid tax ... that's a transaction the
IRS would be extremely interested in." an accountant was quoted in the
Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

The St. Pete Times said Buchanan acknowledged the tax benefits.

BANKRUPTCY AND MORE IN MICHIGAN

Buchanan built his company, American Speedy Printing, into 720 stores with
sales of $15 million, then left Michigan "just as American verged on a
spectacular collapse", the St. Pete Times said.

In June 1989, Merrill Lynch loaned the company $3 million and also loaned
Buchanan $15.4 million, secured by American Speedy stock. Less than three
years later, American Speedy "unable to pay and with debts of more than $20
million" filed bankruptcy.

The St. Pete Times quotes one investor in the failed company as saying, "There
was a pot full of money ... the fact that Vern supposedly ran off with all that
money didn't make anyone very happy."

It quotes another as saying, "In hindsight, I think there was something fraudulent."

Another franchisee, who sued Buchanan, said, 'Whatever he's involved in, at best he's being
opportunistic ... you won't find many people in Michigan who have any respect
for Vern or anything good to say about him" According to the St. Pete Times.

In the meantime, The Times reported Buchanan was traveling in a Cadillac limousine.

Buchanan told The Times he had no obligation to repay the loan then and he offers
no apologies now, even though some investors were left indigent and/or lost their
homes.

AFTER MICHIGAN, LIFE IN SARASOTA

Buchanan took early retirement, kept taking an annual salary of $400,000 for two
more years, plus another $2.1 million in dividends, and ended up in Sarasota,
according to The Times.

He built a $7 million Gulffront mansion on Longboat Key and amassed an
automobile dealership empire. Current pending lawsuits allege he employed
illegal immigrants at both.

Other business interests, according to The St. Pete Times, include two offshore
reinsurance companies, a charter boat business, an aircraft leasing company and
substantial real estate holdings.

The St. Pete Times story says there currently are eight lawsuits pending against
him. More recently, the Sarasota Observer has said there are now 11 suits.
Spanning his business career, there are almost 200.

According to the St. Pete Times, the lawsuits filed by former employees "accuse
Buchanan of bilking customers of his auto dealerships, employing illegal
immigrants to build his house and violating federal campaign finance
laws ba reimbursing donors for campaign contributions."
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By Rick Catlin


Sandy Moses, seated, and daughter
Hannah are new Island represen-
tatives for Mary Kay cosmetics.
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Mary Kay comes
to Island
Islander Sandy Moses, a 26-year
resident of Anna Maria Island, recently
became a representative for the Mary
Kay line of cosmetics and beauty sup-
plies and has already introduced a
number of Islanders to the benefits of
Mary Kay products.
While Sandy and husband Danny
have operated Sandy's Lawn Service
for 25 years, becoming a Mary Kay
representative was such a great oppor-
tunity, Sandy says she's thrilled to join
the company.
"Mary Kay has been in business
for a number of years and has a name
and reputation known throughout the
world. Its product line is second to
none," said Sandy.
And Mary Kay is not just for
women.
Sandy offers a full line of men's
grooming products, including fra-
grances and body and bath items.
She's already held several Mary
Kay consultations on the Island, and
plans many more.
Even better, she was able to bring her
daughter Hannah into Mary Kay, and the
two of them are "having such fun" get-
ting the business up and running, meet-
ing with clients and discussing all of the
products and the opportunities available
as a Mary Kay representative.
To schedule a consultation with
Sandy or Hannah, call 941-778-0191
or 941-650-3552.


Singer Janine Elise Scott will per-
form at the Gulf Drive Cafe on Oct.
31, Halloween, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Great Scott
Singer Janine Elise Scott will per-
form at the Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf
Drive N., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on
Thursday, Oct. 30, and on Halloween,
Oct. 31.
A native of Reno, Nev., Scott sings
a variety of songs made popular by
well known artists such as Patsy Cline,
Frank Sinatra, Carole King and Bonnie
Raitt.
With her degree in music and as
an opera-trained singer, Janine also
covers jazz, country music and other
genres with equal enthusiasm and abil-
ity.
For further information, call the
Gulf Drive Cafe at 941-778-1919.

Freedom Village
offers free
seminars
Freedom Village at 6406 21st
Ave. W., Bradenton, will host a free
luncheon and seminar from 10:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 5 and Nov. 19, for
people interested in residing at Free-
dom Village.
The seminar will include a discus-
sion on the flexible financing available
to become a resident, how to save on
future health-care costs and the Friends
for Life program at Freedom Village.
Space is limited and reser-
vations may be made by calling
941-798-8122.
From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12,
Freedom Village will offer a free semi-
nar on living with Alzheimer' s disease.
Sue Fox of the Alzheimer's Associa-
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Welcome Wagner
Carol Saulnier, at left, and June Walker recently joined the staff of Wagner
Realty, 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, in the property management
department. June has 10 years experience in rental management on Longboat
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Complimentary refreshments will
be served and anyone interested in
attending is asked to make a reserva-
tion.
More information on Freedom
Village is available on the Internet at
www.brookdaleliving.com.

Chamber
announces
November events
The Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce will host an awards cer-
emony at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the


Key Royale Club in Holmes Beach.
The banquet will honor small,
medium and large businesses of the
year.
Also, the chamber will hold a
lunch gathering at 11:30 a.m. Wednes-
day, Nov. 5, at Stonewood Grill, 7110
Cortez Road, Bradenton.
The chamber's monthly sunrise
breakfast will take place at 7:45 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Sun House
Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach.
For more information, call the
chamber at 941-778-1541.

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the curtains parted
on the Island Players
stage Oct. 22, but not
for the presentation
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in Anna Maria. The
Island Players hosted a
gathering for the Anna
Maria Island Chanm-
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included appetizers,
Halloween candy and
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Time to fall back: Daylight saving time ending


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.
For most of the United States, that means clocks
are turned back an hour for added sleep, more chores
or longer playtime on Sunday. Hawaii, parts of Ari-
zona and U.S. territories do not follow daylight-sav-
ing time.
Daylight saving time was established to reduce
c i- .y use by extending daylight hours in the
spring.
An ne i. i'y bill signed into law in August 2005
changed the longstanding months for time changes
from April and October to March and November,
adding to daylight saving time by four weeks.
Benjamin Franklin gets the credit for the concept
of daylight saving time, suggesting in a French jour-
nal that Parisians could save thousands of francs by
getting an earlier start on their days in the summer.
The savings would come from using fewer candles.



Audubon, SBEP to

clean FISH Preserve
The Manatee County Audubon Society will
join the Sarasota Audubon Society and the Sarasota
Bay Estuary Program in cleaning up the Florida
Institute for Saltwater Heritage Preserve in Cortez
Nov. 8.
Volunteers also will plant spartina grasses in the
preserve from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
In addition, the Manatee Audubon calendar
includes numerous field trips throughout the year,
bird-watching classes in January, and the Christmas
bird count in December. The count on Anna Maria
Island will take place Dec. 30.
Next spring, the chapter will hold a workshop to
establish a beach bird-nesting monitoring program.
Also, the chapter meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third
Thursday of the month from October to April at First
Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Braden-
ton.
For more information about the Christmas count,
e-mail Audubon's David Williamson at david@local-
birder.com.
For more information about the chapter, call the
Audubon hotline at 941-792-2222.


The United States instituted daylight saving
time in 1918 to save ie i . i .Y during World War I, but
the concept proved unpopular and was repealed in
1919.
Daylight saving time again was tried from 1941
to 1945 to conserve ce n.i -.' during World War II, and,
following the war, many states adopted summer time
changes.
In 1966, Congress established a national daylight-
saving time program with the Uniform Time Act.
A year-round daylight saving time was tried in
1974 to respond to the oil crisis of those days, but the
trial was controversial because through much of the
winter children were walking to school in the dark.
A 1986 federal law officially set daylight saving
time to begin on the first Sunday in April and end on
the last Sunday in October.
The U.S. EnI i i . Policy Act of 2005 changed the
start to the second Sunday in March and the end to
the first Sunday in November.


Hoot, hoot
Two barred owls at the Save Our Seabirds sanc-
tuary in Sarasota serve as surrogate parents to
immature birds that have been found injured. SOS,
a hospital and rehabilitation center, will host a
grand opening from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 1. The center is located on the grounds of the
former Pelican Bird Man's Sanctuary near Mote
Marine on Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. For
more information, call SOS at 941-388-3010 or go
to www.seabirdrehab.org. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Mary Lou Johnson


Fishing for a good timepiece?
The Islander, now publisher of the Manatee Shop-
pers Guide, went shopping recently and, on the
advice of bass-fisher Jimmy Houston, returned
with the Field & Stream Ultimate Fishing Watch.
Fishers can set coordinates for a location and
the watch informs them when the fish should start
biting. The water-resistant timepiece also features
lunar phases, sunset and sunrise data, tide calcu-
lations, a calendar through 2039 - and the time,
including setting itself for standard time. Islander
Photo: Lisa Neff

Turtle season ends on AMI
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch was scheduled
to close out the nesting season with a party Oct. 28,
held after The Islander went to press.
The event was set to take place from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. at the Moose Lodge No. 2188, 110 Gulf Drive
S., Bradenton Beach.
During the party, AMITW executive director Suzi
Fox planned to present preliminary figures on how
the season compared to past seasons.
AMITW, which holds state permits to moni-
tor nesting on the Island beaches, will turn in more
detailed data to the government later this year, Fox
said.
In its most recent update, AMITW reported 147
loggerhead turtle nests found on Island beaches since
early May and indications of 97 false crawls. A false
crawl occurs when the turtle crawls from the water
to nest, but does not.
AMITW also reported 6,575 hatchlings had
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AME reunion

set Nov. 2
Students in Elizabeth Moss' Anna Maria Ele-
mentary School classes from 1953-1955 will gather
Sunday, Nov. 2, for a reunion at Moss's Anna Maria
home.
Moss, a longtime Islander, taught AME students
in the second through fourth grades. She was known
to the kids as "Miss Pierce."
Holmes Beach resident and one-time AME stu-
dent Christine Torgeson Shaw has been trying to
locate former students for the reunion.
"We've found a bunch, but time's running short,
and we need to contact everyone from those years


who might be able to come," Shaw said.
"We're hoping that if you were part of those
Anna Maria Elementary classes in the mid-1950s,
or if you know someone who was, we can all get
together Nov. 2 to reminisce about the old days on
the Island," Shaw continued.
Moss said she had a good time teaching at AME:
"We would do our lessons in the morning and in the
afternoon the children would square dance, learn
Spanish, take bird walks or go on field trips."
Moss remembers a field trip over the rickety
Cortez Bridge to visit Hood's Dairy in Bradenton,
which delivered milk to Island residences.
For more information about the reunion and to
reminisce about that field trip and other school days
with Moss, e-mail Shaw at shazandt@aol.com or call
941-778-2847.


Miss Pierce AKA Elizabeth Moss took her AME
fourth-graders on afield trip to the Kiwanis hall
in Bradenton to square dance 50-plus years ago.
Pictured with Moss from left are Larry Skidmore,
Butch Ruppenthal, Lynn Gabert, Jimmy Lambert,
Janice Haverkos, Mary Alice Jones, Gary Wagner
and Joan Gunther.


Anna Maria Island Historical Society to award plaques


By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The structures are not old by Old World stan-
dards, not even by many New World standards.
But Anna Maria Island is home to some signifi-
cant structures that the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society wants to recognize - and see preserved, said
AMIHS executive administrator Sissy Quinn.
So AMIHS plans to award a series of plaques
- the AMIHS Historic Preservation Awards - to
structures more than 50 years old, beginning with
the presentation of the first plaque on Thursday, Oct.
30, to the city of Anna Maria for the Historic Anna
Maria City Pier.
A ceremony will take place at the pier at 10 a.m.
Quinn said it seemed logical to award the first
plaque for the pier, which she said was the gateway
to the Island when it was built in 1910.
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adding that AMIHS also is working on obtaining a
state marker for the pier.
AMIHS created a historic designation committee
last year and tasked the group with coming up with
standards for presenting the plaques, as well as some
ideas about the first recipients.
Quinn said AMIHS members were concerned for
the loss of historic cottages and bungalows so much
a part of AMI's character.
"Back around 2000, when they were ripping the
cottages down left and right, I was sick," Quinn said.
"We just want people to stop and think that if it is a
historic property that they could keep it as it is."
The committee proposed using the gold AMIHS
logo on a dark resin plaque about 12 inches in diam-
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next year with costs underwritten by a donation from
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AMIHS has also identified historic structures in
Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach.
The non-profit also will accept applications from
property owners seeking plaques and the listing of
their structure in the Florida Master Site File in Tal-
lahassee. The file is a paper and electronic database
of recorded historical resources in the state - archeo-
logical sites, cemeteries, structures and districts.
The initial 12 plaques will be awarded at no
charge to recipients, but AMIHS will charge $125
for other plaques to cover the costs of the filing and
the plaque.
The designation from AMIHS does not prohibit prop-
erty owners from modifying or improving structures.
"There are still quite a few of the old cottages
around," Quinn said. "And people are starting to get
on this bandwagon, especially with what's happening
with the Pine Avenue restoration."
For more information, call Quinn at
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Wednesday, Oct. 29
6p.m. - Sword fighting demonstration by Paul Stonebridge and His
Knights at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-6341.

Friday, Oct. 31
Today is Halloween.
3:30 to 6 p.m. - Trail of Treats kicks off at the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-778-1541.
5 p.m. - The Islander will host the Crazy, Creepy, Crawly Critter
Party and Contest outside the office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
with judging scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Information: 941-778-7978.
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Halloween Dog Costume Contest at the courtyard
of the Manatee West Shopping Plaza (Albertson's). Register your pet:
941-792-6400.
6 p.m. - Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will host
a haunted motel celebration. Information: 941-778-5405.
6 to 7:30 p.m. - Children's Halloween party featuring a solo per-
formance by Koko Ray and tables of treats at the Sandpiper Clubhouse,
2601 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach. Information: (267) 266- 0926.
8 p.m. to midnight - Koko Ray and the Soul Providers Halloween
costume party at the Sandpiper Clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Holmes
Beach. Information: 267-266- 0926. Fee applies. BYOB.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Today is All Saints Day
8:30 a.m. - The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts a break-
fast meeting with guest speaker Robert Sweat, supervisor of elections,
at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:
941-795-8697.
9 a.m. to noon - Bay Wise kayak tour from Coquina Beach Bayside
to Jewfish and Sister Keys. Space is limited to 15 participants. Information:
Sarasota Bay Estuary Program offices, 941-955-8085.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Bridge Street Market featuring music, food
and shopping on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information:
941-518-4431.
10 a.m. - The Historic Bridge Street Pier will hosts Kids' Fishing
Tournament, co-sponsored by the city's ScenicWAVES committee. Infor-
mation: 941-778-1005.
10 a.m. to noon - Creative Clay class for ages 7 and older at the
Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Four-
week session. Information: 941-778-2099. Fee applies.
11 a.m. - Sarasota Blues Festival featuring Bobby Rush, JJ Grey
& Mofro, Bob Margolin, Jason Ricci and more at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700
12th St., Sarasota. Rain or shine. Information: www.sarasotabluesfest.
com.


11 a.m. to noon - Watercolor demonstration by Mary Stealey at
the Anna Maria Island Artists' Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

Sunday, Nov. 2
Today daylight saving time ends.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Taste of Manatee featuring entertainment by
Yesterdaze, Koko Ray & the Soul Providers and the Billy Rice Band along
the downtown Bradenton riverfront. Information: 737-9798 or visit www.
tasteofmanatee.com.

Monday, Nov. 3
10:30 a.m. to noon - Quick, Cheap, Healthy meals program featur-
ing "Entrees that Stretch Food Dollars" at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
Fee applies.
4 to 5:30 p.m. - Introduction to black-and-white photography for
ages 8 and older at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach. Four-week session. Information: 941-778-2099.
Fee applies.
6 to 7:30 p.m. - Put the fun back into parenting workshop at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Childcare available. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.
6 to 10p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce installation
banquet and awards ceremony at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale
Drive, Key Royale. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.
7 p.m. --Artists' Guild Gallery offers critiques of artwork with Arts
Council of Manatee Director Robin Kaercher in the Community Hall at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Information: 941-778-6694.

Tuesday, Nov. 4
Today is election day.
10 a.m. - Family story hour at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
Noon: The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and
a program at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach. Fee. Information: 941-778-1880.
4 to 5:30 p.m. - "Budding Young Artists" class for ages 7 and older
at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Four-week session. Information: 941-778-2099. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
luncheon at Stonewood Grill, 7110 Cortez Road, Bradenton. RSVP:
941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Ongoing:
* Faculty exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 7. Information: 941-778-2099.
* Wednesday and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-708-6130.
* The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee.
Information: 941-794-3489.











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Coming up:
* Nov. 7, "Space Jam" movie at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center.
* Nov. 8, Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach.
* Nov. 8-9, Discover Egmont Key.
* Nov. 9, Gospel concert at Crosspointe Fellowship Church.
* Nov. 11, Veterans Day
* Nov. 12, Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players lun-
cheon.
* Nov. 12-14, Sand sculpting clinic at the BeachHouse restaurant.

Save the date
* Nov. 14-16, "artsHOP" takes place at various venues on the Island.
Information: 941-778-2099.
* Nov. 15, Cortez Folk Festival at the Maritime Museum, Cortez.
* Nov. 15, Anna Maria Island Community Center "Concert on the
Green."
* Nov. 15, Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast competition.
* Nov. 16, Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra "Fall
Welcome" concert. Tickets on sale, www.amicco.org.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a
contact via e-mail and phone.


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Veal or Chicken Frangaise
Veal or Chicken Marsala
Veal or Chicken Normandy
~ Flamb6 with calvados, mushrooms and apples,
finished with a splash of cream.
Fresh Calves Liver
~Provini veal liver, lightly dusted and saut6ed with
grilled red onions and crisp Neuske's applewood-
smoked bacon.
Scallops Ooh La La!
~ Fresh jumbo sea scallops rolled in panko bread
crumbs, saut6ed and finished with garlic-butter sauce.
Potato-Crusted Grouper
~ Our specialty ~ Fresh Gulf of Mexico grouper
baked in a crisp, golden potato crust and
served with pommery mustard demi-glace sauce.
Bouillabaisse Marseilles
~ The celebrated stew of Provengal, made in the
classic manner with lobster, shrimp, scallops, clams,
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Make a wish: The Islander

seeks holiday wishes
Each year, with the arrival of Thanksgiv-
ing and the season for sharing, The Islander
publishes the Holiday Wish Book containing
wish lists from our local community-support
groups.
The Islander encourages representatives of
local groups to submit wish lists by a Nov. 4
deadline. Please send a list of items needed for
your non-profit group, as well as a contact name
and number, to reporter Lisa Neff at lisaneff�
islander.org.
And, on publishing the special section in
November, The Islander encourages readers to
support these groups that enhance lives and com-
munity on the Island by adding a needed item to
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Another dodged bullet from hurricane season


With Halloween only a few days away and
another month left in the official hurricane season,
it's probably not advisable to spook the weather gods
by offering a grand finale of the 2008 storm season.
We'll push the odds anyway. Let's hope these
words don't lay a curse upon us with a late-season
storm.
Anna Maria Islanders were again spared the
thrust of any damaging storms this year. We had a
few days of high surf spurred by Fay, Gustav and Ike,
but damage was virtually non-existent for our shores
with the exception of some beach erosion.
Hurricane season officially ends Nov. 31 after its
start June 1. Forecasters predicted a slightly above
average number of storms this season. They were
right.
Thus far, 2008 spurred the formation of 15 named
storms. Seven of those storms became hurricanes
with winds in excess of 74 mph, and four of those
storms were classified as severe, with winds of more
than 120 mph.
The average storm season, based on records from
1950 through 2000, consists of 9.6 named storms, 5.9
hurricanes and 2.3 severe storms. Those numbers are
based on studies by forecasters with Colorado State
University.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-
istration says an average season produces 11 named
storms, 6.2 of them hurricanes with 2.7 of them
severe.

Storm season highlights
Hurricane season jump-started May 30 with what
would eventually become Tropical Storm Arthur. The
storm formed off the coast of Belize, where it made
landfall a few days later. Nine people were killed in
the storm, which caused an estimated $78 million in
damages.
Next up was Hurricane Bertha July 3. It formed
off the coast of Africa and became a hurricane July
7 with winds of more than 120 mph. The storm later
weakened, brushed Bermuda and then fizzled out in
the northern Atlantic.
Tropical Storm Cristobal was a short-lived storm
that formed off the coast of South Carolina and skirted
the coast of North Carolina July 19-22, causing little
damage before making a beeline to Nova Scotia and
dissipating.
Hurricane Dolly was another short-lived but
powerful storm that formed from a tropical wave in
the Caribbean, made landfall first in Cancun and then
entered the Gulf. It was a Category 2 storm when it
made landfall on South Padre Island, Texas, July 23.
Damage from Dolly was estimated at $1.2 billion.


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Tropical Storm Edouard formed in the northeast-
ern Gulf Aug. 3 and made landfall two days later
in southeastern Texas, causing little damage to an
already stricken coastline. More was to come for that
part of the world as the summer progressed.
Tropical Storm Fay was a sleeper. It formed in
the northeastern Caribbean in mid-August, eventually
crossing Cuba and South Florida. It made a record
in its four landfalls in the Sunshine State and, as a
depression, made its final landfall in Alabama. Fay's
legacy was its rainfall. More than 25 inches of rain
hit North Florida, inundating the Panhandle.
Hurricane Gustav started as a tropical depression
west of the Windward Islands and became a hurricane
Aug. 28. Its track took it across Haiti, the Domini-
can Republic and Jamaica. It strengthened, eventually
becoming a Category 5 storm as it struck Cuba. It
weakened to Category 2 status before making landfall
again in Louisiana Sept. 1. Total deaths were esti-
mated at 138, with damage pegged at $18 billion.
Hurricane Hanna formed north of the Leeward
Islands Aug. 28. Moving north, it left heavy rains
on already ravaged Haiti before moving along the
eastern coast of the United States as tropical storm.
The death toll from Hanna was placed at 537 people,
mostly in Haiti.
Ike followed the classic format of Atlantic
storms, forming off the west coast of Africa Sept. 1.
At one point it reached Category 4 status. It passed
over Great Inagua Island, Grand Turk Island, Haiti
and Cuba before entering the Gulf and eventually
making landfall at Galveston Island, Texas, Sept. 13,
as a strong Category 2 storm. Hurricane Ike caused
massive damage in Texas on shore and as far inland
as Houston. Ninety-six people lost their lives to Ike in
the United States, and damage was estimated at $31.5
billion. Ike was the third-most destructive storm to
hit the States, after Hurricanes Katrina and Andrew.
Tropical Storm Josephine also formed off west-
ern Africa and became a named storm Sept. 2. Wind
shear topped the storm, which posed no threat to land
as it dissipated in the central Atlantic.
Hurricane Kyle foed in the formed in the northeastern Carib-
bean and began moving north as a named storm Sept.
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Tropical Storm Laura formed in the north-cen-
tral Atlantic Sept. 29, eventually fizzling out without
posing any threats to land.
Tropical Storm Marco formed in the Bay of
Campeche Oct. 6 and made landfall in Veracruz,
Mexico, as a small but intense storm.
Tropical Storm Nana formed Oct. 12 in the mid-
Atlantic, then weakened and disappeared two days
later.
Hurricane Omar waffled between depression and
named storm before becoming a hurricane Oct. 14
and a strong Category 3 storm in the next two days.
Omar's only threat was to shipping in the Atlantic.

Sandscript factoid
Forecasters have been accurate in plotting storm
tracks in the past few years. Intensity of storms still
is a lacking in the prediction world. Estimating storm
surge for a weather event is still elusive.
Storm surge is generally described as a wall of
water that is pushed in front of a storm. The height of
the wall is determined by bathymetry of the coastline,
the degree of structure along the shore and the size
and strength of the storm.
Of particular interest to weather watchers is how
far from shore the strongest winds and accompanying
propulsion of the storm surge lies.
Case examples perhaps describe the storm surge
phenomenon best.
Hurricane Camille was a Category 5 storm. The
1969 storm made landfall in Mississippi and had a
storm surge of 22 feet.
Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was a Category 3
storm. The less-intense storm produced a surge of 28
feet. To bring that number into perspective, remember
than an average telephone pole is 30 feet tall.
Hurricane Ike had a storm surge estimated at 15
feet. However, the surge struck 12 hours before the
high winds reached land and flooded escape routes
for the last-minute evacuees.
Storm surge for a bad storm on Anna Maria Island
is estimated at 12 feet or more. Tack on 10-foot waves
or more, and there's some serious flooding potential
on our low-lying Island.

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Red, trout action highlight of bays; macks in Gulf


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Fishing continues to be good both inshore and
out. Last weekend's cold front kept many fishers
close to the dock, but as the winds die the fishing
should really start to pick up.
Offshore action continues to feature grouper and
snapper. Backwater fishing for snook, redfish and
trout is good, with some big trout hitting the lines.
Mackerel and kingfish are also moving offshore,
although most of the king action is a bit farther out
in the Gulf of Mexico.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said offshore
fishing started off well last week, but as the front
approached and winds increased, fishing slackened.
The early week's report included stellar catches of
grouper and snapper, though. Backwater fishing con-
tinues to be great for redfish and keeper-size snook,
as well as some good reports of big trout to 27 inches
in length.
Bob Kilb at the Rod & Reel Pier said anglers
there are finding mackerel to be "all over the place."
Other highlights from the pier include snapper,
black drum, redfish and big snook, caught mostly at
night.
Dave Sork at the Anna Maria City Pier said
fishers there have been catching black drum, mack-
erel and snapper.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
snapper at the dock have thinned a bit, but reports
from the Sunshine Skyway Pier area continue to be
good. One fisher reeled in an 18-inch snapper last
week. There are also lots of snook being caught
within the slot limit.
At Tropic Isles Marina, reports include lots
of trout coming from Terra Ceia Bay, as well as
continued catches of sharks. The key to catch-
ing the small black tip, black nose and bonnet-
heads is to drift across the center of the bay, they
advise.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Charters
said he's finding the fall fishing pattern to be in full
swing. "I have been catching a lot Spanish mackerel,
kingfish, bonito and sharks off the beach," he said,
"and tarpon have been mixed in as well." His inshore
fishing for redfish and snook has been excellent, he
said, advising anglers to fish the mangroves at high
tide for the best action. He also predicted that the
passage of the weekend's cold front should really
turn on the fish.
Capt. Rick Gross on Fishy Business out of
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said he's catch-
ing lots of snook and redfish. Whitebait is plentiful,
too.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee Jay II out
of Parrot Bay Marina in Cortez said he expects
big fishing changes in the days ahead, thanks to the
weekend cold front. Last week's action included
Spanish mackerel, kingfish, bonito and sharks off
the beaches. Kings have moved offshore a bit, in
the 3- to 12-mile zone, but there are still a few big
ones close to shore. Tarpon have also been moving
to their winter haunts. "On the inshore waters of
Sarasota Bay, Palma Sola Bay and the Manatee
River, the front will trigger most of the flats fish
to begin a pre-winter gorge," he said, "while there
is still plenty of forage. Large trout will be found
mostly as loners on the shallower seagrass flats and
can be taken with top-water lures fairly regularly.
Keep in mind that our trout closure begins Nov. 1
for two months. Snook and reds will be in the same
haunts as spring time, up against the shell bars and
mangroves feeding heavily before the first hard front
sends them into deeper holes for the winter." Capt.
Zach added that cobia, flounder, sheepshead, black
drum and gray trout should be coming on with the
cooler weather.
Capt. Larry McGuire of Show Me The Fish
Charters said he's putting his charters onto gag
and red grouper, mangrove snapper, yellowtails,
big amberjack, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, sharks,
barracuda and even some permit. Best catch came
from Larry Bethke, who caught a 4-foot redfish
while trolling offshore. Some of Capt. Larry's best


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of water in the Gulf of Mexico with Capt. Larry McGuire of '/,.-ir. Me The Fish Charters.


Who? Who?
The screech owl on the gate to the Gryboski dock
where the Daniels family, including ( ii ,iti..ii,
7, front, mom Beth, left, and Tobie Daniels, were
fishing after dark recently, was apparently no hap-
pier than the fishers about their encounter. Mom
was frightened, C /iit,.iii was curious, and the
owl flew away shortly after posing for the camera.

results are coming from 7 to 12 miles offshore.
On my boat Magic, we fished the Longbar
Point area of Sarasota Bay last week and caught up
to 15 reds per trip, plus small snook and trout to 27
inches.
Good luck and good fishing.
Capt. Mike Heistand is a 30-year-plus fishing
guide. Call him at 941-744-6281 to provide a fishing
report. Prints and digital images of your catch are
also welcome and may be dropped off at The Islander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, or e-mailed to
news@islander.org. Please include identification for
persons in the picture along with information on the
catch and a name and phone number for more infor-
mation.


Momma, put it in the pan!
Christian Daniels, 7, of Holmes Beach, fished
at night with his family at the Gryboski home in
Holmes Beach from the dock and on this night he
reeled in this whopper, 19-inch flounder. Islander
Photos: Bonner Joy

Boating classes offered
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will hold
boating safety courses at the squadron building, 1200
71st St. N.W., Bradenton.
A two-part boating course will take place from
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and Nov. 22. The
course provides an overview of boating safety, rules,
weather, distress signals and boat handling.
The fee is $35, which includes the cost of a boat-
ing manual.
A "Chart Smart" seminar will take place at 6:30
p.m. Nov. 11. The cost is $10.
A GPS seminar will take place at 6:30 p.m. Nov.
18. The fee is $5.
A Knots seminar will take place at 6:30 p.m. Nov.
24. The fee is $5.
For more information, call Gloria Potter at
941-795-0482.





24 0 OCT. 29, 2008 0 THE ISLANDER

ANNA MARIA ELEMENTARY FALL FESTIVAL FUN


Kindergarten crew
AME kindergarten ghosts and goblins were the first to march onto campus from Gulf Drive
during the morning costume parade that departed from the Anna Maria Island C il..,.. i of Com-
merce. Islander Photos: Diana Bogan


Geisha winner
Among the costume contest winners at AME's Fall Festival is
fifth-grade geisha Jewel Martinez.


Gone fishing
Quinton O'Connor, almost 2, tries to snag a
painted fish by hand at the Anna Maria Elementary
School Fall Festival.


Shark hunter
Angelina Sculco, an AME first-grader, digs for
shark teeth at the Fall Festival.


Painted faces
The face-painting booth at AME's Fall Festival
drew long lines throughout the day. Third-grader
Taylor Pierce is one of the first in line for painter
Jessica Malis, an AME parent.


Scavenger
AME third-grader Miles Fischer dressed up as a
vulture earning him a first-place win at the school's
Fall Festival costume contest.


Pac-Man
Payton Lima shows creativity with a homemade
Pac-Man costume - a winner in the third-grade
costume contest.


Rocking the vote
Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack
Obama make an Island appearance in the AME
Fall Festival parade. Reminding us to vote Nov. 4
are AME students Leo Tilelli as McCain and Joey
Thiel as Obama.





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AME students learn to prevent home fires


By Diana Bogan
Islander Reporter
West Manatee Fire and Rescue Fire District
Inspector Tom Soleau visited Anna Maria Elementary
School to teach students how to prevent home fires.
Kindergartners were taught the basics of getting
out of a burning structure safely by crawling to an
exit as well as how to properly "stop, drop and roll"
should their clothing catch fire. Each student had an
opportunity to practice the "stop, drop and roll."
Kindergarten students also watched intently as
WMFR Lt. John Flinn suited up in full fire fighting
gear. The purpose, said Soleau, is for young children
to see that there is a regular person under all the gear
and mask, which can look scary to some kids.
Students in first- through fifth-grades watched a
film of a house fire. The film showed students how
quickly a smoldering cigarette can destroy a home
- it took only five minutes. Students watched as the
first flame flared up in only 30 seconds.
A minute later the room reached 190 degree Fahr-
enheit and four minutes after the fire ignited the tem-
perature was more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
During a question-and-answer session fifth-grade
students learned that 85 percent of fires happen between
midnight and 6 a.m., when most people are sleeping.
Soleau said that back in 1972 smoking was the
leading cause of fires, but today the most common
causes are kitchen fires and electrical malfunctions.
The best thing students learned they could do is be
prepared with an exit plan that includes a meeting place.
Soleau emphasized that having a designated meeting
place helps determine if everyone made it to safety.
At the conclusion of the lesson, students visited up
close a WMFR truck.


Social studies
Parker Novi and George Lardas point out Haiti on a
globe after researching the country for a community
service project their fourth-grade class is spearhead-
ing. Islander Photo: Pidge Taylor

AME helping hands for Haiti
Fourth-graders in Pidge Taylor's Anna Maria
Elementary School class are collecting items for
Haitian children.
Taylor's daughter, Courtney, will be traveling to Port-
au-Prince in December with a group of college students
to deliver the collected items. The college group will be
holding a three-day camp for more than 300 children.
Taylor's students have been researching Haiti and
learned that it is the poorest country in the Western
Hemisphere. Taylor noted that the hurricane season
has created additional challenges for the country.
Students are collecting the following items:
* Assorted school supplies.
* Jump ropes.
* Wiffle Balls.
* Frisbees.
* Flip-flops.
* Sun visors.
* Beads, yarn and string for bracelets.
* Hair accessories.
* Toothbrushes and toothpastes.
* Soap.
* Hand sanitizer.
* Bouncy balls.
Items may be dropped off at the school, 4700
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information,
call Taylor at 941-708-5525.


Big, little toolbox
"Afire truck is like a big tool box," West Manatee Fire and Rescue District Firefighter Paul Hopkins told
Anna Maria Elementary School first-graders. Hopkins visited the school as part of a fire prevention pro-
gram and showed them all the tools that firefighters carry on the job, including a small toolbox. Islander
Photos: Diana Bogan.


School calendar
Anna Maria Elementary School has many events
throughout the school year in which the community
is welcome, including:
* Oct. 30, third-grade mock election 9 a.m. in the
cafeteria.
* Oct. 31, Halloween.
* Nov. 3, reading walk-a-thon fundraising
begins.
* Nov. 10-11, no school.
* Nov. 12, walk-a-thon fundraising packets due.
* Nov. 14, Parent-Teacher Organization meeting,
9 a.m. in the cafeteria.
* Nov. 14, third-grade field trip to the South Flor-
ida Museum.
* Nov. 18, Parent-Teacher Organization family
dinner night 5 p.m. in the cafeteria.
* Nov. 18, second-grade performance of "Cock-
a-Doodle Dandy" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the audito-
rium.
* Nov. 18, fifth-grade grandparents program with
the Kiwanis Club 11:45 a.m.
* Nov. 19, fourth- and fifth-grade field trip to the
Van Wezel.
* Nov. 20, "Bone Zone" health, nutrition and sci-
ence program all day in the auditorium.
* Nov. 21, reading walk-a-thon event 9 a.m. to
noon on the school ball field.
* Nov. 21, birthday book club 1 p.m. in the media
center.
* Nov. 21, Florida Studio Theater Playmakers
visit fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms.
* Nov. 26-28, Thanksgiving vacation.
For more information, call the school office at
941-708-5525. AME is located at 4700 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.

Grant money awarded to school
Anna Maria Elementary School teacher Karen
Newhall is one of 16 Manatee County teachers to receive
a mini-grant for water resource education projects.
Newhall will receive $1,709 from the Southwest
Florida Water Management District to continue build-
ing the Island school's estuary program.
Students have just completed their fall bay estuary
study and will collect data to compare in the spring.
The goal of the mini-grant programs to promote hands-
on water resource education that teaches students about their
local watersheds and water resources within them.


Geared up
AME kindergartners watch WMFR Lt. John Flinn
as he suits up in full uniform to fight fires. Allow-
ing young students to see the firefighters with all
their gear on in a safe environment helps them
understand that there is nothing to be afraid of if a
firefighter comes to help them in an emergency.






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26 0 OCT. 29, 2008 0 THE ISLANDER


Orthopedics score last-minute goal to break scoreless tie


By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Island Community Center Soccer
League Division II action saw Panoramic and Coastal
Orthopedic start out the evening of Oct. 24 looking
to gain some serious ground on front-running Mr.
Bones. But after battling it out for 48 minutes, the
game seemed resigned to end in a scoreless tie.
On the surface, 48 minutes of scoreless soccer
would appear to be devoid of action and scoring
chances, but that wasn't the case. Panoramic had a
multitude of opportunities to score from forwards
Tyler Yavalar and Leo Rose, but Coastal Orthopedic
defenders Gavin Sentman, Jean-Paul Russo and Atti
Dattoli played strong defense in front of goalie Emma
Moneuse. She came up with a number of strong saves
to deny Panoramic.
Meanwhile, Coastal Orthopedic had some scor-
ing chances of its own from forwards Miles Fischer
and Luke Valadie, but they couldn't solve the defense
of Olivia Glavan, Tyler Pearson and goalie Joey Alta-
choff.
Late in the first half, Yavalar found room to
maneuver up the middle, but Moneuse came off her

AMICC soccer standings as of Oct. 24


Division II
Team
Mr. Bones
Panoramic
Orthopedic
Sparks

Division I
Ross
Norman
Autoway
IRE


Won
8
3
2
0

5
4
3
3


Premier Division
WCAC 8
Wash 3
Lapensee 2
Harcon 1


Lost
0
3
4
6

2
3
5
5

0
3
3
7


AMICC soccer schedule
Instructional Division (ages 4-5)
Date Time Teams
Oct. 29 6:30 p.m. Ralph's vs. A&E
Oct. 30 6:30 p.m. Surf Shop vs. Ralph's
Nov. 3 6:30 p.m. A&E vs. Bistro
Nov. 4 6:30 p.m. Surf Shop vs. Panoramic


Division III (ages 6-7]
Oct. 29 7 p.m.
Oct. 30 7 p.m.
Nov. 3 7 p.m.
Nov. 4 7 p.m.

Division II (ages 8-9)
Oct. 30 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 4 6 p.m.


Sand Bar vs. Oyster Bar
AM Glass vs. Sand Dollar
AM Glass vs. Oyster Bar
Jessie's vs. Sand Dollar

Sparks vs. Bones
Panoramic vs. Sparks


Division I (ages 10-11)
Date Time Teams
Oct. 29 6:30 p.m. Norman vs. Ross
Nov. 3 7 p.m. IRE vs. Ross

Premier Division (ages 12-15)
Date Time Teams
Oct. 29 7:30 p.m. WCAC vs. Lapensee
Oct. 30 7:30 p.m. Wash vs. Harcon
Nov. 3 7:30 p.m. WCAC vs. Wash
Nov. 4 7:30 p.m. Lapensee vs. Harcon


line aggressively to smother the Panoramic scoring Mike N
chance and keep the game scoreless. Reiber, Em
Coastal Orthopedic's best scoring opportunity 3-2 victory
in the first half came when Fischer got loose up the "White Sho
right side, but his tough-angle shot was smothered of goals in t
by Altachoff at the goal. WCAC
After 48 minutes of tough soccer, Fischer stole Premier Di
the ball deep in the Coastal Orthopedic end and led the way
quickly counter-attacked. Jacob Cole came over added two
to make the tackle, sending the ball out of bounds in the victo
for a Coastal throwing from just past midfield. apiece from
Fischer quickly threw the ball into Valadie, who Pate.
was stationed at the top of the goalie box. Valadie Panorai
volleyed the bouncing ball over the outstretched II by a 3-1
hands of the Panoramic goalie to notch the game- from Nico (
winner and the final whistle sounded 30 seconds ing for Pane
later. Sparks with
Soccer season is winding down at the Center LaPens
with only about four games left for each division, tian Diaz, 1
not counting make-up games. Barring a complete col- team cruise
lapse, it appears that Mr. Bones in Division II and match on 0
West Coast Air Conditioning in the Premier Division goal in the I
have secured first place for the season. And it a
There's still some drama left in Division I as four times
Ross Built and Mike Norman Realty are separated to a roster
by only three points in the standings. Their game on player.
Wednesday, Oct. 29, could go along way in determin-
ing which team has bi,,i''iiin,' rights at the end of the
season. The Ke
In other soccer action on Oct. 24, Ross Built individual-
edged Autoway Ford 3-2 in Division I, getting single and Vince 1
goals from Jack Walter, Jake Ross and Max Driscoll. both carded
Autoway Ford was led by Josh Zawistoski's two tie for seco
goals in the loss. Knopp, Bo
Island Real Estate doubled up Mike Norman 1-over-par
Realty by a 4-2 score in another Division I match on The Ke
Oct. 24. Ray Fano notched a hat trick to lead the way, low-net gar
while teammate Cooper Hardy added one goal in the golf game (
victory. Alexia Yavalar led Mike Norman Realty with and Judy Cr
two goals in the loss. first place i
West Coast Air Conditioning rode a hat trick from one went tc
Daniel Pimental to a 6-3 victory over Wash Family putts over n
Construction in Premier Division action on Oct. 22. Second
Trevor Bystrom, Zach Evans and Chandler Hardy son with a 1
each added goals for WCAC in the victory. Julian second wit!
Botero led Wash with three goals in the loss. Meredith S:
Mr. Bones BBQ continued to smoke the oppo- tie for third
sition behind the scoring of Michael Latimer, who two with 14
scored all three goals in their 3-0 Division II victory Roswitl
over Coastal Orthopedic on Oct. 22. while Sue F







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Gavin Sent-
man and
Leo Rose
battle for
the ball
during
, Anna Maria
Island
Commu-
nity Center
Soccer
League
Division II
action at
the Center.
Islander
Photo:
Kevin
Cassidy




orman Realty received goals from Logan
ma Terry and Alexia Yavalar during its
over Autoway Ford on Oct. 23. Henrik
es" Brusso led Autoway Ford with a pair
the Division I loss.
rolled past Harcon Corp. 6-3 during a
vision match on Oct. 23. Chandler Hardy
with three goals, while Trevor Bystrom
and Daniel Pimental chipped in with one
ry. Harcon was led in the loss by a goal
SGarrison Clark, Helio Gomez and Chris

mic defeated Sparks Steel Art in Division
score on Oct. 21 behind a pair of goals
Calleja. Tyler Yavalar completed the scor-
)ramic with one goal. Jacob Talucci paced
h one goal in the loss.
ee Plumbing received goals from Chris-
Mallory Kosfeld and Jerry Meyer as the
d past Harcon 3-1 in a Premier Division
ct. 21. Alex Hall notched the lone Harcon
loss.
appears Christian Diaz has scored three or
during the season for Lapensee, but due
error, his goals were credited to another


Key Royale golf news
ny Royale Club men played a nine-hole,
-low-net game on Oct. 20. Paul Keys
Mercadante tied for first place after they
I a 1-under-par 31. There was a five-way
)nd place between Al Morgan, Charlie
b Lamp, Dick Rowse and Jim Dunne at
33.
y Royale women played an individual-
me and tracked lowest putts during their
n Oct. 21. Joyce Brown, Tootie Wagner
rowe each carded 2-over-par 34s to tie for
n flight one. Low-putts winner in flight
Tootie Wagner and Joy Phelan with 15
nine holes.
flight, low-net winner was Ruth William-
-over 33, followed by Nancy Grimme in
h a 35. Lorraine Towne, Joanne Ozdych,
lavin and Helen Kloss each carded 36 to
. Teddy Morgan won low putts for flight
putts over nine holes.
ha Fowler chipped in on hole number four,
Hookom chipped in on number eight.

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THE ISLANDER 0 OCT. 29, 2008 0 27



IS L A ASD


WEDDING DRESS FOR sale: Ivory with beaded
bodice, cathedral train. Train pins in back to three
pleated layers. Classic A-style gown with short
sleeves. Perfect for spring or fall wedding. Size
14, altered slightly at waist and shoulders. Pro-
fessionally cleaned and preserved. $125 or best
offer. 941-794-2312.

FISHER PRICE SMART Cycle, used once,
includes one game and all directions, cords,
etc. $70 or best offer. 617-733-6528.

ANTIQUE FURNITURE: Mahogany buffet,
$350. Small antique burl-wood rocker, $200.
941-778-1102.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and
purchase online: www.jackelka.com.




ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursdays, 9 a.m.- noon Saturdays.
Always clothing sales. 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
941-779-2733.

LARGE YARD SALE: Friday and Saturday, Oct.
31 -Nov. 1. Three families. Neat stuff, old stuff, col-
lectibles. 2919 Ave. E., Holmes Beach.


FREE VENDOR SPACE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 15, The Budget Box Thrift Shop is holding a
parking lot flea market sale. We are offering free
spaces to anyone who wants to bring their own
table and sell their stuff. First come, first served.
Mark your calendars now to come! The Budget
Box is a nonprofit outreach program of Christ
Episcopal Church, 401 42nd St. W., Bradenton.
For more information, please call 941-746-4906.



ANTIQUE AND ART Fair: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday, Nov. 1-2. Treasures, antiques,
art, jewelry, organic produce, exotic orchids,
fun and funky stuff for all. For information, call
941-383-1901. 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Long-
boat Key.


LSA D F D


FOUND: QUALITY EYEGLASSES, hard leather
case. Found in Holmes Beach. Call to identify,
941-744-6304.msb.

LOST AT BEACH: Waterproof camera with a
blue and orange floating device. Model: Olympus
Stylus SW 1030 (has an orange front). Contact
information, Andrew Callahan, 518-232-3974.
drewcallahan@ letv.edu.




ISLAND ROCK SCHOOL at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center. Guitar, bass, drums,
flute, saxophone, clarinet, piano and vocals. Call
Scott Achor, 941-778-1747, or Koko Ray Hansen,
941-758-0395. Rock on!

FREE GUN LOCK. Yes, free. Courtesy of the
Project Childsafe, Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission and Holmes Beach Police
Department. Free at The Islander newspaper
office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Don't
be sorry, be safe.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a per-
sonalized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly
Park. Two lines, $40. Three lines, $50. Forms at
The Islander or call 941-518-4431 for more infor-
mation.




PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster
puppies and kittens until they are old enough for
adoption. All food and medical provided. Julie,
941-720-1411.

ADULT CATS in desperate need of loving
homes. All are current on vaccines. All applicants
screened. Please, call 941-922-0774.




FOR SALE: 1991 F-350 bucket truck. Excellent
condition. $6,000 or best offer. 863-528-7296.

THE ISLANDER. The best news on Anna Maria
Island since 1992.


BIMINI BAY SAILING: Small sailboat rentals and
instruction. Day. Week. Month. Sunfish, Laser,
Zuma and Precision 15. "Special bridge closure
prices." Daily rentals, $25. Lessons, $100. Call
Brian at 941-685-1400.




NOW HIRING ALL positions. Rotten hours, rotten
pay. Apply at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Res-
taurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, or call
941-778-3953.

HIRING SALES REP: Vast territory, excellent
income potential. Ad experience helpful. Com-
puter knowledge a must. E-mail info to bonner@
islander.org

FINE DINING RESTAURANT seeks experienced
fine dining servers willing to work Sunday brunch
(7:30-2:30). Jolly Roger-Ooh La La Bistro, 5406
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT Tingley Library in
Bradenton Beach. Friendly atmosphere with great
community spirit. It's fun, give it a try! For more
information, 941-779-1208.




GREAT SITE: FORMER service station on stra-
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sible: gas/convenience store, bank, restaurant,
etc. Priced reduced to $999,000. Longview Realty,
941-383-6112.




ISLAND TUTORING. Manatee High School soph-
omore Chris Perez tutors elementary or middle
school children. Call 941-778-2979.

CALL ALEXANDRA, 15, for babysitting or odd-
jobs. Red Cross certified in first aid and babysit-
ting. 941-778-5352

NEED A BABYSITTER or pet sitter? Call Kendall!
First-aid certified, great with kids and animals!
Best on the Island! 941-779-9783.


No. 1019


PERJURY By Joe Dipietro / Edited by Will Shortz [ 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 I 10 11 12� 13 1 1 6 |17


Across
1 Titles for some
monks
5 Litter unit
8 Wind with a wide
range
12 Fashion
18 Tony's cousin
19 Paul Anka's "
Beso"
20 "Too rich for my
blood"
21 Carbohydrate-
binding protein
22 Be fooled
24 Is completely
hamstrung
26 Cold sufferer's
complaint
28 Completely cover
29 Fool
30 Contradict
31 Stream bank
sliders
33 Mad workers
Abbr
34 Old printing
process, for short
35 Big bore
38 And more Abbr
40 Musical set in
Berlin
43 Dept head
44 Stomach section
46 Way off
50 Ballet's Markova
or Alonso
51 "WarGames" org
53 Photographer's
request, maybe

Answers appear
on page 28 of
this edition.


56 Opposite of
comico-
57 Part-time players
59 Some playground
shoes
60 Cut
61 Confines
62 Cooking meas
63 Phlegmatic
65 Public persona
67 Hospital
procedure, for
short
69 IV to III, maybe
71 Part of a bedroom
suite
73 Pigskin pickoff
Abbr
74 Little bits
77 Title of some
2004 Summer
Olympics preview
shows
81 "0 K , play"
82 Not quite boiling
83 Security
agreements
84 Spanish Harlem
grocery
85 Kitties
86 Double
88 Have a date, say
89 It's not a silk
purse source, it's
said
90 Tennis center9
93 Cousin of
"Voilal"
95 Mixed bag
96 You may have a
nightcap when
you're in these
99 Like some salons
101 Platform
introduced in
1981


103 1969 Nabokov
novel
106 Certain feeds for
horses
108 Atlantic City
casino
112 Perjure oneself
or what can be
found six times in
this puzzle
114 Batted the ball
too high, perhaps
115 Punish by fining
116 Cast iron, e g
117 "Yes"
118 Victim of Pizarro
119 Lessee
120 Ominous time of
old
121 gestae
122 Poetic adverb

Down
1 Inflexible
teaching
2 Toes the line
3 Catcher's
collection
4 Clockmaker
Thomas
5 Sri Lankan export
6 Wear out,
potentially
7 Producer who
discovered and
married Loren
8 Poet known as
"the Tentmaker"
9 High society
10 Make greater
strides than
11 LAX listing
Abbr
12 Eau
13 Opportunity to go
beyond the first
grade9


14 Come back
15 Suffix with form
or inform
16 Like forks
17 Many Rice grads
Abbr
20 Hosp area
23 Kind of rice used
in risotto
25 Hooray for Jorge
27 Child's attention-
getting call to a
parent
32 Like some
customs
34 Bigot, of a sort
36 Prefix with
business
37 Cast events after
filming is done
39 Showed up
40 Wine vessel
41 How a ship may
be turned
42 Cardinal's
residence
45 Some Venetian
Renaissance
paintings
47 Be perfect
48 They' re often
drawn
49 Defendant in
court Abbr
51 Fresh
52 Slip a Mickey to
54 Belgian treaty site
55 It doesn't really
represent change
57 Left
58 Nugget holder
60 Distiller
Walker
64 1960s baseball
All-Star Blue
Moon


65 Cousin of equi-
66 Square ___
68 Reply to "You
couldn't havel
69 Pull up
70 Cry of
exasperation
72 Loses one's shirt
73 Ties
75 New York City
racetrack,
informally
76 Macy's logo


78 Surge
79 2006 N B A
champs
80 Put away, in a
way
81 Concerned wife's
question in the
E R , maybe
84 Western wear
87 Like a home
that's no risk to
the builder
89 Soap-making
solution


91 Subtlety
92 Former late-night
TV host
94 Blow out
96 ___ opposite
97 Longtime
Philippine
archbishop
Sin
98 One of the Dutch
Masters
100 Suffix with
vapour


102 As yet
103 Priest's urging
104 Two for some
hand holders
105 Preacher's post
107 Offended
109 Siouan people
110 Rationale
111 Ruler of the
Aesir
113 Italy's equivalent
of the BBC


I





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CALL GUSSIE AT 941-778-7257 for babysitting.
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KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths
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WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Prob-
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TOASTED COMPUTER SERVICES. Your home
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941-779-0202, or Manatee Humane Society,
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GRANITE COUNTERTOPS: $995 installed, many
colors to choose from, up to 25 sf. Local refer-
ences. 407-467-0629.

CAREGIVER/COMPANION: Reliable, trustwor-
thy, flexible scheduling. Personal and household
care, errands and appointments. 941-705-0706 or
941-545-3369.

LIGHT CARPENTRY, HOME repairs, handyman
work, deck repairs, dock repairs, etc. Retired
tradesman, Island resident. No job too small. Call
Steve Doyle, 941-778-1708.
PLACES IN TIME Photography: Weddings, gradu-
ations, events. Local references, samples. Slides,
prints, negatives to digital CD/DVD. Sarasota,
Manatee and Charlotte counties. Princely product
at pauper prices. Williamshoo@msn.com. Cell,
813-391-6714.
TOM'S DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs,
replacements, inserts, frame changeout, handsets
replaced, insulated glass replacement, screens,
etc. 941-730-1399 or 941-722-7507.
HANDYMAN: LET ME do those jobs you've been
putting off all summer. Dependable, honest, and
I will leave the work site cleaner than I found it.
Call Bill. 941-779-1396.
COMPUTER GOT YOU down? Got a virus? Need
wireless, network setup? Web site? Need help?
Call JC, 941-487-7487.
NIKI'S NOOKS AND CRANNIES. I will do house-
keeping, laundry, and errands or pet sitting for
you. Cell, 941-592-8684.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refriger-
ation. Commercial and residential service, repair
and/or replacement. Serving Manatee County and
the Island since 1987. For dependable, honest
and personalized service, call William Eller,
941-795-7411. CAC184228.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years
experience. References available. For a reason-
able price, call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.
ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional cre-
ates a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.
jackelka.com. 941-778-2711.
NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing mas-
sage in the comfort of your home. Call today for
an appointment, 941-795-0887. MA#0017550.
CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay
close to home. We provide full house checking
services - when and what you need - to ensure
your house is secure and cared for while you
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UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island.
30 years experience all phases of nail care. Gift
boutique, nail products, handbags, jewelry and
sunglasses. 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Call for
an appointment. Now offering in-home pedicure
services. 941-713-5244.
PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINING: Private studio,
certified trainer, 16 years experience. Specializ-
ing in sport-specific training, improving balance,
strength, and stamina. Toni Lyon, 941-928-8735.


CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and
commercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, land-
scaping, cleanup, hauling and more! Insured.
941-778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair.
Your complete irrigation repair company. Call
941-778-2581.
TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes,
tree trimming, property maintenance. Insured.
Since 1988. Chris, 941-778-2837.
ECONOMY TREE TRIMMING, hedges, mulch-
ing. Lowest prices starting at $15. 12-year Island
resident. Cell 941-951-1833.
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, haul-
ing, cleanup. Island resident 25 years. Call
941-807-1015.


STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE. For all your
landscape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark
Mark. 941-301-6067.

NATURE'S DESIGN LANDSCAPING. Design
and installation. Tropical landscape specialist.
Residential and commercial. 30-years experience.
941-729-9381.

THE SWISS GARDENER: Full-service landscap-
ing and property management. 15 years Island
experience. Licensed and insured. Call Allen any-
time. Cell 941-224-8569.
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch,
clean ups, power washing, tree trimming and
more. Cell, 941-448-3857 or 941-778-0851.

LARRY'S BACK! SHELL delivered and spread.
$45/yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil
with free estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775,
"shell phone" 941-720-0770.

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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Bill 941-795-5100.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island
service since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges. Now certify-
ing back flow at water meters. FL#RF0038118.
941-778-3924 or 778-4461.

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile
supplied and installed. Quality workmanship,
prompt, reliable, many Island references. Call
Neil, 941-726-3077.

CUSTOM REMODELING EXPERT. All phases of
carpentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticu-
lous, clean, sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard,
941-779-2294.

GRIFFIN'S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Inc. Handy-
man, fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and
shutters. Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

TILE AND MARBLE Installation: Many Island ref-
erences. Free estimates, prompt service. Steve
Allen Floor Coverings. 941-726-1802.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handy-
man, light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pres-
sure washing. Call 941-778-6170 or 447-2198.

K&C PAINTING LLC. Interior, exterior, faux. A
woman's touch. Kelly Meshberger. Free estimates.
941-544-8658.

SDB HOME REPAIR LLC: Handyman, paint-
ing, tile work, sheetrock, hauling, electrical, light
plumbing. 941-312-2239.

EXPERIENCED BUILDING CONTRACTOR: Carl
V. Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks,
remodel, repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price!
941-795-1947. Lic. #RR0066450.

MASTERS OF RENOVATIONS! Does your house
need some renovating? Free estimates. Call us
today, 941-580-3312.
REPAIR, REMODEL, TILE, paint, powerwash,
molding ... add character and design. Call Dave,
715-205-0426.


RENTALS available weekly, monthly, seasonal.
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 941-778-6665 or
800-749-6665. www.wedebrockrentals.com.


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WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide
variety, changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate,
941-779-0202, or 1-800-732-6434. www.sun-
coastinc.com.

SPACIOUS ISLAND BAYFRONT 2BR/2BA, dock,
furnished. $1,750/month, $800/week. $125/night
includes utilities. 941-794-5980. www.divefish.
com.

ONE BEDROOM, SECOND-story, extra room,
updated, gorgeous. Balcony, half block to the
beach. $875/month. 941-746-8666.

FANTASTIC FULLY-FURNISHED 2BR/2BA
corner unit condos with sweeping views of Tampa
bay on Anna Maria Island. Available for season.
Call 818-620-3543.

MARTINIQUE CONDO: 2BR/2BA fully furnished,
lanai, sea/beach view, garage, laundry, tennis,
heated pool. January-April. 423-884-2598.

SEASONAL ANNA MARIA 3BR/2BA. Avail-
able weekly and monthly. Steps to beach, the-
ater, bakery restaurants, and more. Call now,
941-737-9662.

ANNUAL BAYVIEW CONDO: Holmes Beach,
2BR/2BA, second floor. Old Florida Realty,
Sharon, 941-778-3377 or 941-713-9096.
ANNUAL 2BR/2.5BA KEY Royale canalfront with
one-car garage, $1,400/month. One bedroom
with sunroom, Gulffront complex, two pools,
$950/month. Call Sue at An Island Place Realty,
941-779-9320.

ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach. 2BR/1BA.
Washer and dryer on premises. Close to trolley
stores and half block to Gulf. $800/month, utilities
included! Call Jason at 941-778-7200 for more
information.




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#M504998. $1.199.000


EXQUISITE Gulf views & luxury ame-
nities. 3BR/2.5BA. Crown Moldings
accent high ceilings & open plan.
Granite countertops & stainless appl.
Designer perfect furnishings. Karen
Day (941) 778-2246. #M578289.
$1,599,000


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ANNUAL 2BR/2BA IN Holmes Beach. Ground-
level duplex. Living room, dining room, den, sun
room, washer and dryer, storage, large private
yard. $1,090/month includes yard maintenance.
941-224-2231.

2BR/2BA ANNUAL TOWNHOUSE rental 100
steps to the beach! 120 52nd St., Holmes Beach.
$1,200/month. First, last and security. References.
330-758-3857.

NORTH LONGBOAT KEY: Unfurnished ranch-
style house, 3BR/1 BA on deep-water canal. Avail-
able immediately, $1,100/month, contact Barb,
941-713-0116.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1 BR, Anna Maria city,
near Gulf. $825/month, includes water and sewer.
$825 security. 941-778-5439.

ISLAND ANNUAL: UNFURNISHED, 2BR/1BA,
washer and dryer, cable, water, pool, steps to
beach. $925/month. 941-779-1586.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 1BR/1BA. Meticulously
remodeled. Spacious living room, new Energy
Star appliances, super efficient air conditioning,
granite counter tops, low-watt lights, washer,
dryer. 200 steps to Gulf of Mexico beach. Back
yard dock on Lake LaVista Bayou with Tampa Bay
access. Must see to appreciate. $1,095/month
plus security deposit. Call 941-778-9158.

LARGE CONDO: 1 BR/1.5BA redecorated. Avail-
able immediately. Annual, $750/month, furnished.
Most utilities paid. Call 941-758-9133.

BEAN POINT: GROUND-level, new appliances,
washer and dryer, granite travertine. 3BR/2BA.
$2,000/month or rent weekly. 201-327-8291.

BEDROOM FOR RENT: Furnished. Bath,
kitchen, laundry. Holmes Beach. Two blocks to
beach. $100/week. Call Bill, 941-538-2217.

For Expert Advice On Island Property
CALL THE ISLANDERS
CAu. CHRIS & JOHN
941-778- 6066
CHRISTINE T. SHAW AND
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Over 3000 SF. On canal with screened-in pool. Only
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garage and
lushly land-
scaped, fenced
backyard. Meticulously maintained, turnkey furnished with
beautiful decor. Strong rental history. $519,000
Mike Norman Realty
800-367-1617 * 941-778-6696 -c
3101 GULF DR HOLMES BEACH j
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MOBILE HOME FOR rent. Weekly, monthly.
941-756-8049 or 941-704-9259.

ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach duplex. Spa-
cious 2BR/2BA, washer and dryer, just painted,
tiled, carport. Steps to beach, quiet neighborhood.
$900/month. Available Dec.1. 813-244-4944.

1 BR/1BA GROUND-FLOOR CONDO. 55-plus,
pool, fishing pier. $1,600/month, seasonal.
813-681-7229.

ANNUAL RENTAL: 3BR/2BA 1,500 sf living,
1,500-sf garage. $1,600/month. 122 51st. St.,
Holmes Beach. 941-545-6781.

VACATION RENTAL: $650/weekly, $2,200/
monthly. 2BR/1 BA duplex on canal, dock. Walk
to restaurants, steps to bay. 941-448-7007.

TRAILER ESTATES: BRADENTON. 1BR/1BA
mobile home, furnished. Annual, $550/month or
$280/week. 941-447-4915.

VACATION RENTAL: OPEN November and
December. 2BR/1BA, upstairs. West of Gulf
Drive, Anna Maria city. $1,000/month plus tax.
941-778-4499.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Club: Available Feb. 15
through April 15, 2009.2BR/2BA on beach. DHar-
veyEL@aol.com.

ROOMMATES WANTED: 3BR/2BA house. Solar-
heated caged pool, canalfront with dock. All utili-
ties, electric, cable, TV, Internet, phone, washer
and dryer, storage. Everything but food, drink. No
pets. $650/month. 941-780-1668.

2BR/1BA: CLEAN WITH private entrance. Com-
pletely furnished. Walking distance to restaurants
and bars. One-half block to beach. $1,500/month.
913-892-4768.

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g tulfBay SaReaty ofAnna Maria Inc.
Jesse Brisson - BrokfrAssociate, qU
941-713-4755 800-771-6043

Sandpiper Beauty
Totally redone head to toe 1BR/1BA in Sandpiper
Resort. Come see affordable Island life at it's best.
New AC, appliances, assigned parking and a full share
in the co-op is included. $159,900

Sandy Pointe
Great 2nd floor unit with views of the bay. Turnkey
furnished and ready to go. Would make a great home
or rental. Covered parking, heated pool and close to
everything. Seller will pay the first 3 months condo
fees for the buyer! $269,900
Call Jesse Brisson, 941-713-4755.





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SEASONAL: NOVEMBER, DECEMBER and
January. 2BR/1 BA duplex. Clean, washer and
dryer. Holmes Beach area. 941-778-0275.

BRADENTON BEACH VACATION rental:
1BR/1BA, upstairs with porch, block to beach.
$500/week, $1,600/month. 941-779-1112.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Annual, unfurnished, beauti-
ful gated community, pool, tennis, clubhouse, min-
utes to beaches, large 2BR/2BA, enclosed lanai,
new appliances, washer and dryer, carport plus
parking, rent negotiable. 603-969-6840.

PERICO BAY CLUB: Beautiful 2BR/2BA one-
story villa condo. Available December 2008
through February 2009. 30-day minimum. Com-
pletely equipped and tastefully furnished. One-
car garage. No pets and no smoking. Owner,
269-353-7750.

ANNUAL RENTAL: HOLMES Beach 2BR/1.5BA.
Covered carport, shed, outside shower, washer
and dryer hookup. First, last and security deposit
plus utilities. 941-779-2265.

SHARE HOME: $700/month. Holmes Beach.
Prefer female. Close to beach. 941-778-7788.

LUXURY UPGRADED CONDO: Fitness center,
game rooms, pool, spa, boat dock. Near beaches,
annual. 2BR/2BA. 941-761-1923.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL rental. Beautiful and
quaint efficiency apartment with new appli-
ances, cabinets, wood floors, granite counter-
tops. One block to Gulf of Mexico's beach and
backyard dock with canal access to Tampa Bay.
One person, small pet possible. $645/month plus
security deposit. Call 941-778-9158.


VACATION RENTALS: Thanksgiving week spe-
cial. 2BR/2BA pool, boat dock, $499. Key Royale
home, 3BR/2BA, pool, boat dock. Call on times
and prices. Longboat cottage, remodeled 2BR/1 BA
home, $600/week. Realtor, 941-365-1456.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals.
1 BR/1 BA or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach,
shopping, restaurants. 941-778-3426. Web site
2spinnakers.com.

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA with Gulf just
across the street. Direct, terrific views! $440,000.
Owner, 941-447-2061.

"DISTRESS" SALE: BANK foreclosures. Free
list of foreclosed Island and mainland proper-
ties. Free list of homes with pictures or recorded
message. www.manateeareaforeclosures.com or
1-800-579-9106, ext. 1042.

MOBILE HOME FOR sale: Pines Trailer Park.
Excellent condition, new floor and lanai. $40,000.
631-734-6856.

PRE-FORECLOSURE BARGAINS: 3BR/2BA,
two-car garage Longboat home, $499,000. Key
Royale 3BR/2BA, two-car garage, pool, boat
dock, $599,000. Realtor, 941-756-1090.

DUPLEX ON TWO lots for sale. Both units
2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under building. Two
deeded lots, one duplex. $710,000. Call Ilona
Kenrick, 941-713-3214, or Sherry Sasser at Sato
Real Estate, 941-778-7200.


VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS: TWO acres on moun-
tain top near New River State Park, great fish-
ing, view, private. $29,500. Must sell, call owner,
866-789-8535.


ALABAMA LAND BARGAIN! 20 acres, $69,900
with dockable deep water! Nicely wooded
parcel, gorgeous open field and dockable
lakefront. Prime location, minutes from Inter-
state! Close to Tuscaloosa! Excellent financ-
ing. Call now, 800-564-5092, ext.1350.

TENNESSEE LAND RUSH! One-plus acre to
two-acre homesites, wood, views. Starting at
$59,900. Tennessee River and Nick-a-Jack
view tracts now available! Retirement guide
rates this area No. 2 in U.S. places to retire.
Low cost of living, no impact fee. 330-699-2741
or 866-550-5263, Ask about mini-vacation!



All real estate advertising herein is subject to
the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to
advertise any preference, limitation or discrimina-
tion based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or intention to
make any such preference, limitation or discrimi-
nation Familial status includes children under
age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians,
pregnant women and people securing custody of
children under 18. This newspaper will not know-
ingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in this news-
paper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free
at (800) 669-9777, for the hearing impaired (0)
(800) 543-8294.

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