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NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


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Vessel collision erupts in flames off Egmont


When boats collide Islander Photo: Paul Roat
Apre-dawn ship collision Tuesday caused a serious threat to marine life in Tampa Bay. A freighter and two barges were involved in the mishap. One of the barges, carrying 10
million gallons of aviation fuel, burst into flame. The second barge, with 8 million gallons of heavy crude oil, began leaking, causing an oil slick more than 10 miles long. The
freighter was severely damaged and atpresstime was sinking. Special thanks to Ken Peterson at 5 O'Clock Marine for his assistance. For more photos and article, seepage 6.

Fire board okays salary increases despite public protest


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
In a blistering meeting that pitted some fire district
board members, volunteers and staff against angry citi-
zens, the Anna Maria Fire Commission approved a salary
step plan giving 18 to 29 percent raises to staff members.
Commissioner Sandy Haas protested salary com-
parisons made with other local districts, on which the
plan was based, citing differences in titles, and bud-
gets. She felt citizens should work with commission-
ers and staff on a salary study and salary increases
should be phased in gradually.
Fire Chief Andy Price responded, "When you are
25 to 45 percent below what the average is, how long
are you going to take to get up to the average? You're
going to be playing catch-up forever."
Commissioner Glenn Bliss said increases were
"way too high," and he would rather use the money to
add another paid firefighter at Station 2 in Cortez. The
new budget calls for one paid firefighter there.
Commissioner George Jackson pointed out, "If we
keep our salaries far lower than other districts, we're
going to be the training ground for other districts.
They're going to steal our firefighters away from us.
Not only that, the only paid personnel that are going
to stay with you will be inferior."


Karen Leek, a resident of Cortez retorted, "If they
can do exactly what they are doing for Anna Maria for
someone else, then I say let them go."
In response to several questions on the procedure
for establishing the tax rate and budget, Administrative
Secretary Mary Stephens explained, "Our enabling act
in the (Florida) statute refers to the tax roll process that
begins in May. As a special district, we give the county
our tax rate, and they apply that to properties in our
area. They give us the tax roll, which we correct and
give back to them. We check it again, then the figure
comes back, and we have our income figure to work
with for the year to set the budget."
Ida Cuthbertson, president of the Bradenton Beach
Civic Association, protested the raises on behalf of its
130 members, just as she had come before the commis-
sion to protest the district's tax increase in May.
"Some people are outraged by this," said
Cuthbertson, "because they do not see it as the kind of
budget that a special purpose government should be
putting forth. You area government; you are not a pri-
vate business. Keep in mind that the citizens voted for
you, and a government that doesn't pay attention to
what it citizens have to say does it at its own peril."
Yvonne Burkhart, volunteer firefighter and EMT
captain, told the audience, "We wouldn't be volunteers


Tyndall quits as public works director


if it wasn't for the staff and that board up there. These paid
people put a lot of time in so the volunteers can be good
at what we do. What they're asking for may seen like a
lot, but they just trying to come up to standards."
Holmes Beach Councilwoman Mary Ellen-
Reichard said, "I would like to see some of this money
going to vehicle and radio maintenance and major re-
pair. I seems like the equipment might go to pieces as
long as Mr. Price can get his $10,000."
Firefighter Rich Losek responded, "Prior to Mr. Price
taking over, we fixed vehicles as they broke down. Now
we have a program to catch problems before they become
major. If people came to more meeting than just this one,
they would know what's going on."
Asked how the budget and salary plan were for-
mulated, Commissioner John Van Ostenbridge said it
was done by staff and himself as treasurer with input
from all commissioners. He said staff researched four
years of prior budgets during the process.
Following the meeting, Stephens said the last raise
received by paid personnel was five per cent in October
1991. "A few years ago, the board told us to hang in there,
because they needed to do a lot of work to improve the
district and get the ISO (insurance) rating up. They said
after that is done, they would take care of employees. We
all knew then, we were far from the average (in salaries)
but we couldn't justify raises until the district was taken
care of. Our justification had to be to the public first"


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Frank Tyndall, director of public works for Anna
Maria City, is retiring effective September 30, ending a
long period of controversy over his job performance.
Tyndall advised Mayor Ray Simches of his decision
after the city's Budget Committee Workshop on Monday,
August 8. He followed with a memo dated August 9, stat-
ing his wife's retirement from her teaching position was
the reason for his decision. Gloria Tyndall is a fourth grade
teacher in Hillsborough County and is scheduled in retire
in February 1994 after 43 years in education, said Tyndall.
"She has a laundry list of things for me to do before
she retires," said Tyndall when questioned why he was
retiring six months earlier than his wife.
Tyndall was hired as director of public works in


March, 1989. He was a mechanical engineer involved in
project management in Canada prior to his "first" retire-
ment to Anna Maria Island in 1986, he said.
Simches said Tyndall had mentioned over the years
that he was going to base his retirement on his wife's
schedule. Therefore, said Simches, he was not totally sur-
prised when Tyndall told him of his resignation. Simches
stated Tyndall's retirement was not motivated by any dis-
satisfaction with his performance.
"This is Frank's desire," said Simches.
Controversy arose in the recent past among adversar-
ies of Tyndall over his approval of a bayfront sidewalk,
in spite of council's denial of a permit, the lack of plans
for sand dredged from Lake La Vista Channel, and over
the recent questions about concrete dumping by a city
contractor on the bayfront.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Maddox Appeal ...............................Page 2
Opinion ............................................Page 4
Trolley stalled ..................................Page 3
Those were the days ..................... Page 5
Exxon cleanup.............................. Page 10
Streetlife ........................................ Page 15
Fishing ........................................... Page 17
Real estate transactions ...............Page 21


AUGUST 12, 1993


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND







JI THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER m AUGUST 12, 1993 N PAGE 2

Maddox appeal set; Martini conflict questioned


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Former Holmes Beach Police Chief Rick Maddox,
fired by Mayor Pat Geyer on July 28, will get his day
in "court."
Although there is no provision for it in the city's
personnel policy, Maddox will have an appeal hearing.
City Clerk Leslie Ford has tentatively set the date for
August 20, at 9 a.m. in city hall.
For the appeal hearing, each party selects a person
to be on the appeal board. Those two board members
then select a third board member. The city will be rep-
resented by Council Chairman Don Howard. Maddox
has not selected his representative but said he "has
some ideas on a person for the board."
With the question of the appeal hearing settled,
another still remains Councilwoman Billie
Martini's decision to abstain from voting on the firing
of Maddox. At its August 17 meeting, council is slated
to make a determination on whether Martini's reason
for abstaining is acceptable.
At the special meeting on July 29, called for council
concurrence of Geyer's firing of Maddox, Martini gave
Ford a letter in lieu of voting. In the letter, she referenced
the accusation of a sunshine law violation that was
brought against her shortly after she took office.
The letter stated that she had been, "accused and
found guilty by many of my peers without benefit of
a trail," and in order "not to be found guilty of judg-
ing him as I had been judged," she would abstain from
voting.
In last Tuesday's council meeting, Martini gave
further explanation of her decision in another letter to
mayor and council. Martini wrote, "The second reason,
the prime one, for abstaining was due to a previous,
very personal and private conflict that a member of my
family and myself had, and still have, with Mr.
Maddox. As a result of that, my opinion of him is very
biased. I did not want him to have the chance to chal-
lenge my vote, thus I felt, could put the entire vote null
and void."
Martini said she would be willing to vote in con-
currence with the mayor's decision, but it would be a
biased vote.
Contacted the following day, Maddox said, "he
didn't have a clue," as to what Martini was referring


According to state law, no member of a munici-
pal board who is present at a meeting at which an
official decision, ruling or other official act is taken
or adopted, may abstain from voting except
when there is, or appears to be a conflict of inter-
est, under specific provisions.
Florida statutes describe the conflicts of interest
that allow a council member to abstain from voting.
They are best described as matters where the public
official, their relative, client, or employer, would gain
a financial advantage from their public office.
A declaration of policy entitled, Code of Ethics for
Public Officers and Employees, sets forth general
policy that public officers should abide by. The general
standards of conduct for public officials are:
Public officers may not accept gifts in ex-
change for action;
Public officers may not purchase services
from his own business or from the business of fam-
ily members;
Public officers should not accept compensa-


to in her letter.
According to state law, no member of a municipal
board who is present at a meeting at which an official
decision, ruling or other official act is taken or
adopted, may abstain from voting except when
there is, or appears to be a conflict of interest (under
specific provisions).
The provisions and list of general standards of
conduct for public officials are shown in the accompa-
nying box.
Last Wednesday, Martini filed a voting conflict
form with the city clerk. In it she offered no further
explanation of her decision; however, she stapled both
letters to the form and checked the box indicating that
a vote on the matter would be "inured to my special
private gain."
After the filing of the official conflict of interest
form, city attorney Steve Dye said it is up to council
to make a decision on whether to request an advisory


tion if they believe that it is given in exchange for
action;
Public officers may not vote on matters con-
cerning their own salary;
Public officers may not use their position in
an attempt to gain a benefit;
Public officers may not enter into a contrac-
tual relationship or employment if there is a con-
flict between their duties as a public officer and the
duties of the contractor and employment;
Public officers shall not use information
which is not generally available to the public for
their own personal gain;
Public officers are restricted in the type of
employment they seek following public service;
No member of an occupational organization
may be on the state examining or licensing board
for that occupation; and
A public officer may be prohibited from repre-
senting private individual before the public body for
up to two years following public employment


opinion from the state commission on ethics concern-
ing Martini's reason for abstaining from the vote.
At Thursday's council work session, Councilman
Rich Bohnenberger said he had received phone calls
concerning Martini's decision and "whether or not her
justifications were acceptable." He wanted to poll
council about the matter, because "the situation has
gotten to the point where the burden of responsibility
has been passed to every other member of council."
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Reichard said she was
under the impression that Dye would make a ruling on
the matter. Ford said Dye had outlined his opinion in
a letter to mayor and council.
Bohnenberger noted, "The interpretation from the
attorney was that council can determine whether or not
it was a conflict of interest. If the council doesn't want
to make that decision, it can refer it to the state board
of ethics, which in my opinion would not be a smart
thing to do. I want to put this to rest."


Anna Maria budget ready


for public hearings


By Joy Courtney
Editor
Anna Maria City's operating budget is inching its
way up to the one million dollar mark. Inching, but not
quite there yet.
The city will ask its citizens to approve a 1993/94
budget of $859,900 a six percent increase over fis-
cal year 1992/93.
According to the Anna Maria City Commission, as
it performed the duty of the city budget committee last
Monday, revenues are anticipated at $706,213. The
$153,687 difference will be made up by withdrawing
funds from the city's General Revenue Fund. The
withdrawal will take place if circumstances such as
storms, natural wear and tear, etc., force the city into
special projects such as repairing its two bridges or
dredging Lake LaVista. The money will only be with-
drawn if alternate sources of funding, including grant
awards, cannot be found.
The committee added $4,100 to the special project
budget to meet American Disability Act.modifications,
changes dictated by the federal government for handi-
cap access to city hall, and $10,000 to build a walkway
for pedestrians across the "Humpback Bridge" just
north of the City Pier.
According to the budget, police protection went up
2.9% for a total of $282,303 and the only city employ-
ees to receive a pay increase are the city clerk, a De-
partment of Public Works administrative assistant and
the city's junior maintenance person. These employ-
ees had increased responsibilities, according to Mayor
Ray Simches.
The committee did not recommend an across-the-
board salary increase because of the tight budget, and
substantial increases were given two years ago to bring
Anna Maria City employee salaries in line with com-


parable sized governments.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe volunteered to work
on a city policy to establish job descriptions and em-
ployee salary guidelines, from entry level to maximum
salary for each position.
Looks like Anna Maria is going to be doing more
walking than talking to attorneys the committee de-
creased the amount budgeted for attorney fees from
$29,300 to $20,000. It then took some of that money and
increased sidewalk funding from $6,000 to $15,000.
The committee scheduled the first public hearing on
the proposed budget for Wednesday, September 8, to be
followed by the second public hearing on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 28.
Copies of the budget are available at city hall.

Open air dining moves closer
to reality in Bradenton Beach
Dining al fresco in Bradenton Beach may be per-
mitted soon, pending state approval
City council members last week approved a
change to the city's comprehensive plan that would
allow open air dining in the city. The change could
take effect by next February, according to city plan-
ning consultant Bill Brisson.
The open air dining change has been prompted by the
changes proposed for Bridge Street under the $500,000
redevelopment grant. Several restaurants have indicated
a desire to allow patrons to dine outside.
The change to the comprehensive plan is the first
step in allowing outside dining. The city's land devel-
opment code will also have to be amended, Brisson
said, and through this process the city may determine
exactly where outside dining may be permitted. The
changes will be made later this year.


Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood

Lost bikes

to be auctioned
in October
About 80 "lost" bicycles are stored behind the
Holmes Beach public works department. If un-
claimed, they will be auctioned along with other
found property and surplus city equipment by the
city on October 9.


... and the ethics law states






j] THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST: 12, 1993 0 PAGE 3

Trolley bus system stalled, but hope remains


By Paul Roat
Although they haven't set aside any money in their
budget for the Island trolley bus system, county com-
missioners apparently are willing to listen to the people
on the merits of establishing the service.
Manatee County officials have indicated they may
appropriate the funds for the trolley bus service from
Anna Maria to Lido Keys, matching a Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT) grant, if citizens show
enough support for the trolley service at a public hear-
ing August 23.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center in Anna Maria City.


Tom Byron Peyton Cruise

Young men

save kids'

lives in bay
Two quick thinking young men working for
Holmes Construction Co. saved the lives of two
children in Terra Ceia Bay last week.
Peyton Cruise, 19, of Holmes Beach and Tom
Byron, 28, of Bradenton, were repairing a boat dock


"In a work session last week the [Manatee County]
commission indicated they did not wish to identify
money at that point for the trolley bus system," said
Fred Loveland, Director, Manatee County Community
Services Department.
"They closed no doors, and they opened no
doors," he said, adding that there is money available
for the project under discretionary funding if commis-
sioners so designate it.
"This whole plan is to reduce traffic on the is-
lands," said Carol Whitmore, councilwoman in
Holmes Beach and chair of the Island Public Transpor-
tation Initiative committee.


on Terra Ceia Bay. While working, they had noticed
two children fishing from a small boat in the middle
of the bay, said Cruise. They continued to work, but
a short time later heard screaming.
"They were screaming for help," said Cruise.
"We jumped in a row boat that was tied to the dock
and rowed out to them. Their boat was full of wa-
ter, and they had jumped out and were hanging on
the side. Their legs were tangled up in their fishing
line and cast nets, and they couldn't get free.
"We grabbed them, pulled them in our boat and
untangled them," continued Cruise. "The water was
way over their heads. Their boat tipped over, so we
got all of their things on our boat and tipped their
boat back up. We put their motor in our boat, bailed
out their boat, and pulled up the anchor. Then we
tied their boat to the back of ours and rowed them
home across the bay."
Cruise said the children, about seven and
eleven-years-old, showed them where they lived
and when they arrived at the house, their mother
came out to greet them.
"At first she thought they had motor trouble, but
when we told her what happened, she freaked out,"
recalled Cruise. "She calmed down and thanked us
and we just rowed back to the dock and continued
working."


"The whole focus to sell this is that if we don't do
something now, you will have to widen the roads out
here," she said.
Longboat Key Town Commissioners have voted
against the proposal, but transportation planners have
said the negative vote on the Key would not sway the
grant application.
"The grant is between the DOT, Manatee County
and Sarasota County," said DOT Transit Director John
Starling.
Last week, Manatee County Commissioners ap-
proved a budget for fiscal year 1993/94. No funds were
specifically earmarked for the trolley, but several com-
missioners indicated their approval of the trolley bus
system if the Island residents indicated a willing-
ness for the program.
An additional caveat, according to Whitmore, is a
financial commitment by the Island communities for
the service. No dollar amounts have been discussed as
yet, she said.
The DOT grant will fund 90 percent of the cost of six
buses and 50 percent of the maintenance of four of them.
The grant will carry for three years. Total bus cost is
$1,250,000; maintenance costs total $580,000 a year.


Anna Maria City
Thurs., 8/19: 7:30 p.m. First Public
Hearing LDR ordinance


Bradenton Beach
Mon., 8/16: 10 a.m. Island Transportation
Planning Organization
Thurs., 8/19: 1 p.m. Council Meeting
Thurs., 8/19: 2 p.m. Construction Bid Opening
(Community Development Block Grant)

Holmes Beach
Tues., 8/17: 9 a.m. Planning Commission
Tues., 8/17: 7:30 p.m. Council Meeting
Wed., 8/18: 9 a.m. Special
Budget Worksession


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More harm than good
Everyone was talking about it. It was on the front
page of this paper last week, along with the front page
of the local daily.
It was a mystery.
Holmes Beach Police and the Florida Department
of Transportation (DOT) were seeking to solve the
question of who had placed a large, granite cemetary-
type monument between the Anna Maria Island Bridge
and East Bay Dr. on the right-of-way.
They knew why. The marker was carefully posi-
tioned on the site of a fatal collision that occurred on
April 28, 1992, taking the lives of Islander Lindsay
Crawford, age 14, and Reagan Manson, age 15.
But who put it there. The mystery was solved by a
letter to the editor from the father of Reagan, accepting
responsibility. But the daily editorialized, and Reagan
thanked others for their contribution to the memorial.
Jay Crawford, father of Lindsay, came to our of-
fice to set the record straight. He is not responsible for
the monument, he did not contribute to the monument
and he was not made aware that there would be a
monument at the Manatee Ave. location.
Crawford would like to thank whoever is respon-
sible, but he made it clear, he was not consulted. "I
want friends of mine to know I was not involved," said
Crawford. "The proper thing to do is to move it well
out of harm's way ... sooner or later some idiot is
going to drive off the road again and someone else will
be killed by running into this monument."
As for the suggestion that the monument be moved
to Manatee High School, where the girls had been stu-
dents, Crawford said there was already a beautiful tribute
to his daughter and Reagan at the school, and he is aware
of another project at the school to memorialize the girls.
"How many memorials do we need," he asked.
Crawford obviously wants to preserve his memo-
ries of his daughter in his own way, and he is deeply
concerned that this monument on the Island may cause
more harm than good.
His wishes should have been considered and they
should be respected.

Oh, no!
The nightmare all environmentalists have dreaded
has occurred a vessel collision at the mouth of
Tampa Bay, seeping crude oil and the threat of an en-
vironmental disaster.
Fortunately, wind and tides are keeping things
offshore, and a newly organized task force to handle
just such events has been mobilized.
Let's hope the impact to the seagrass beds and marine
life may be kept to a minimum by the group's efforts.


Taxation without

representation
Editors Note: The following is a letter to Bradenton
Beach Mayor Katie Pierola from Bradenton Mayor
Bill Evers regarding the proposed property tax
increase by the Southwest Florida Water
Management District.
Dear Mayor Pierola:
I am writing you on an urgent matter relative to the
unrealistic tax increase being placed on your constitu-
ents by the Southwest Florida Water Management
District (Swiftmud).
The tax increase proposed in 31 percent! This is a
percentage increase so enormous that elected officials
like you and me would be removed from office if we
proposed budget increases of such magnitude. Unfor-
tunately, our constituents have no mechanism to re-
move these unelected officials from office. Swiftmud's
governing board is appointed. Its taxes are the purest
form of taxation without representation. Something
needs to be done. We can't just sit back and watch.
My City Council has passed a resolution opposing
this tax increase. This resolution has been forwarded
to Swiftmud, and I will state my city's opposition to
its governing board on Sept. 14, 1993, the first public
hearing on this tax increase to be held in Swiftmud's
Tampa office.
Objections to the District budget should be raised
on September 14. Objections to Basin Board budgets
should be raised locally before the Manasota Basin
Board Aug. 18, 1993.
I have enclosed our city's resolution and a letter
outlining my opposition to the increase. There is sim-
ply no excuse and no justification for any taxing au-
thority to raise its share of taxes by 31 percent in
Manatee County or anywhere!
Swiftmud is already a bloated bureaucracy with
748 positions and a $104 million budget. District wide
(16 counties) it wants to increase its budget by $19.7
million to a whopping $123 million.
Enough is enough! Taxes from Manatee County to
Swiftmud will increase by $1 million this year alone.
When one considers the size of its budget, the number
of overpaid staff and the fact that Swiftmud is only a


regulatory agency, the vulgarity of this unprecedented
tax increase is magnified.
The new dollars would purportedly be used by
Swiftmud to protect and expand our water supplies. This
is exactly what it has been responsible for since 1972. But
instead, Swiftmud has been a prime culprit in the water
conservation dilemma. Swiftmud has been over-issuing
the very permits that have pumped too much water from
the acquifer. I believe it is the malfeasance of Swiftmud
that has caused today's problems.
The hardest pill to swallow is the fact that Swiftmud's
Governing Board imposes taxes and is not an elected
body. We have no recourse at the polls for this appalling
tax increase. Indeed, Swiftmud's taxation is the purest
form of taxation without representation.
If you feel that a 31 percent tax increase is unwar-
ranted in these harsh economic times, you have several
things you can do to help your constituents. These are:
Adopt a resolution opposing the tax increase and
submit it to Swiftmud.
Attend the public hearing Sept. 14 and express
your views.
Send letters to Swiftmud opposing the tax in-
crease.
Send letters to the editor of your local newspaper.
It is my hope that together we can avoid this un-
precedented tax increase. If you or your government
take any action, please send a copy to my office as well
as Swiftmud.
Its time we stand up against these bureaucrats that
regulate and tax without any citizen control over their
actions. No matter how good their stated purposes are,
they have other options to get the job done within their
current $104 million budget and with their present 748
staff positions.
No matter how small your city, your actions will
be beneficial. Let's send the bureaucrats a message -
a message that local governments are strongly united
to restore power to the people. Our constituents de-
serve our best efforts to control power to the people.
Our constituents deserve our best efforts to control this
monster bureaucracy. I think we can do it.
Bill Evers, Mayor, City ofBradenton

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Beginning a three-part series, Everybody's Talking,
by June Alder


A turn-of-the century view of Main Street in the center of Braidentown.


THE DOCTOR HAS AN IDEA


What was the new doctor's son up
to now? the gossips on Curry's Point
wondered. Everybody had been glad
when the Ellenton physician and his
pretty wife Jenny moved in on First
Avenue. Lord knew, the town needed a
doctor.
But that gangly boy of theirs! If


there was any mis-
chief among the
neighborhood young-
sters, you could be
sure he was the ring
leader.
When he wasn't
fishing or poling his
skiff in Ware's Creek,
he was off with his
Uncle Grant to Anna


good deal of farming and construction
equipment including a box-car of
field telegraph wire from Civil Wa,
days. The now-elderly father, General
Hiram Wheeler Leffingwell (a well-to-
do developer in St. Louis and founder of
Kirkwood, Missouri), and his young
doctor-son had moved to Ellenton to-


So it was that Jack
Leffingwell got the "con-
tract" to establish the
company that would become
what we now know as GTE.
He had yet to celebrate his
13th birthday.


Maria, poking


among the Indian mounds, exploring
for "treasure" in old shipwrecks. He
brought home every sort of critter-an
ailing otter one day, a baby raccoon or
nest of snake eggs the next-not to
mention the straggly cats he picked up;
one of them surely was kin to a panther.
Oh, he was smart, and could be a
gentleman he played angelically on
the violin at afternoon socials. But he
was a strange one, spoiled rotten. His pa
let him get away with murder.
Last week a barge had come down
river heavy with a load of what looked like
telegraph wire. The new yard man and the
boy who'd taken quite a shine to the
burly black fellow filled the barn up
with the spools. Yesterday the two of them
had been up and down the street with a
measuring stick. Now they'd lugged one
of the spools of wire out and were up in the
trees on ladders, hammering away while
the neighbor kids gawked.
What in the world was going on?
As the Curry's Point folks learned
soon enough, what the pair was doing
was putting up Manatee County's first
telephone line.
In 1895 there were only a few scat-
tered home-made or mail-order phones
in all of Central Florida. Tampa was the
only town with a phone exchange, con-
nected up just last year. No one had
even thought of telephones in Manatee
County. Until now.
When Dr. J.B. Leffingwell settled
on the Point (lured there by "Rich Bill"
Curry's gift of a homesite) he'd left be-
hind in his father's barn in Ellenton a


gether in 1881. The
general brought the
wire along with him,
intending to use it
for vineyards. But
he found that grapes
didn't take to
Florida's climate.
Well, it came
to the doctor one


day that he now had a use for some of
that wire. His office and drugstore were
about a half mile away at the corner of
Turner and Main Street. It was too far to
"whoop or holler" to the drug store, so
when he learned that Alec Richardson,
his new yard man, had been a telegraph
lineman for the now out-of-business
Arcadia, Gulf Coast and Lakeland Rail-
road ("Old Slow and Wobbly"), he de-
cided to go ahead with his plan.
Young Jack was thrilled, course. He
read up on Alexander Graham Bell's in-
vention, pestered Richardson for informa-
tion and in the end persuaded his indulgent
dad to let him work on the line.
Man and boy working together as a
team, the wire was looped through the
live oak trees and strung along palm
trees to Main Street, using the necks of
beer bottles for insulators. And within a
week messages were zipping back and
forth between the two "coffee grinder"
style instruments bought from a bootleg
(non-Bell) manufacturer.
The private "talking line" was a
sensation, and before long the score or
so neighbors on the Point were begging
Leffingwell to set up an exchange to
accommodate them.
"Think you and Alec can do it?" the
doctor asked his son.
Confident now that he was a tele-
phone expert, Jack puffed out his chest
and replied, "Yessir, you bet we can!"
So it was that Jack Leffingwell got
Sthe "contract" to establish the company
that would become what we now know
as GTE. He had yet to celebrate his 13th
birthday.


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Vessels collide off Egmont Key;



environmental damage potential high


By Paul Roat
A pre-dawn collision between three vessels in the
Tampa Bay shipping channel Tuesday caused no hu-
man injuries but resulted in the threat of massive eco-
logical damage to Tampa Bay.
The collision and the resulting inferno blackened
the skies and caused a massive oil slick in the channel
between Egmont Key and Ft. Desoto Park.
A freighter and two barges were involved in the
collision. One of the barges, carrying about 10 million
gallons of highly flammable aviation fuel, burst into
flame. The second barge, this one carrying a far more
damaging cargo of approximately 8 million gallons of
#6 crude oil, began leaking. And the freighter, with 19
people on board, began taking on water. It carried a
cargo of phosphate.
At press time Tuesday, officials could only specu-
late on the amount of oil that had leaked into the bay,
causing an oil slick at least 10 miles in length..
An outgoing tide and offshore winds kept the leak-
ing fuel and towering black smoke offshore immedi-
ately after the collision, but environmental regulators
were fearful the afternoon tidal change Tuesday could
cover seagrass beds and marine life near the popular
park in southern Pinellas County, as well as cause ir-
reparable damage to Tampa Bay.
"There is large potential at the moment for dam-
age, but at the moment luck is with us," said Jan
Vorhees, a principal planner with the Tampa Bay Re-
gional Planning Council, told the Islander Bystander
Tuesday morning.
"The burning is a real plus [in keeping the environ-
mental impact low]," Vorhees said.
She said new oil containment equipment has just
arrived in Tampa Bay and was being used to contain
the oil spill. The oil slick is mostly comprised of a
heavier crude oil, while the fire is a part of the cargo
of aviation fuel.
Vorhees said that anticipation of such a disaster
has been ongoing between planners and U.S. Coast
Guard representatives. "Our worst case scenario was
for a burning barge and sinking freighter in the ship-
ping channel near Egmont Key," she said. Vorhees
added that many of the people involved in the planning
exercise are involved in the clean up. "There is a plan
in place to deal with this type of thing," she said.
Oil containment booms from throughout the area
have been tapped to attempt to contain the slick, she
said.
Coast Guard representatives said oil-retardent
foam was being accumulated and may be used to try
to put out the fire on the barge. However, there was
also discussion at press time to let the fire burn itself
out.
No injuries were reported in the accident, although
four crew members ended up in Tampa Bay and were
rescued by passing boaters.
Coast Guard authorities are investigating the inci-
dent to determine cause.


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aviation fuel about
10 million gallons.
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Get used to

invaders
To my new neighbors, the Islanders:
Since being a constant visitor on
Anna Maria to my daughter's Gulf front
condo, I've begun to study the area -
as both a taxpayer, and a retired land
developer.
There is not much "not to like," liv-
ing on the Gulf, aside from "running
away" when a hurricane threatens. Ac-
tually, no homes should have been built
on these barrier islands in the first place,
since the risk factor is high, but
"Officialdom" said, "build."
The furor over the proposed high
bridge replacing the low level one on
Manatee Avenue is justified. Your
elected officials allowed too many
people to move to this area too quickly,
without providing the needed facilities,
including adequate roads, a four-lane
bridge with safety lanes, more schools,
police, firefighters, etc., etc. ... all of it
paid by those who created the need for
the new services, the newcomers, as
they came on board.
As it appears now, catch-up is in
motion, and a lot of its costs are going
to be borne by those who were here
years and years ago. The bridge, one
way or another, is now a necessity. You
will not be able to evacuate all the Is-
landers in time to escape disaster. The
people are here. Too bad you can't force
your past "legislators" to foot all this
bill, created either by their ignorance, or
human greed. Like I said before,.the
people are here. Over on Longboat, I
recall thinking, once they fill up this is-
land, what happens to water pressure?
Everybody uses water. How much high-
way can be adequate? This is a narrow
strip, with the Gulf on the move annu-
ally, pounding away on the shore. This
constant battle to hang on to a strip of
land has be "wearing."
Yet, it looks like everybody loves
the water. Anna Maria has to have a lot
of happy people, viewing sunsets, bird
life, kids having fun, clean air and quiet
nights. Perhaps it is all worth while -
the constant battles to preserve what
there was, and is. And when things do
get a bit hectic, think of those crowded
cities up north facing heavy crime
pollution and no future. Islanders have
to learn to live with all the new "invad-
ers," as hard as that may be. Some of
them will marry your kids, and become
family, and then you are stuck. But how
about those grandchildren? Sorta makes
up for the new invaders, sharing
Florida's paradise.
Pat Imperato, 45 years in Florida

Drawbridge

death knell?
By now it would seem, even to the
most hard headed individuals among us,
that traffic volume, both highway and
marine, have long since tolled the death
knell of draw bridges in general. It ap-
pears the DOT did their homework con-
cerning bridge construction in opting
for good looking, high-rise, low main-
tenance bridges with long service ex-
pectancy.
Now comes the Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization "task force" and
other supposedly well meaning "engi-
neers" to further muddy already turbid
waters with delaying scare tactics. One
supposes there will always be groups
working overtime to block any pro-


posed project for selfish reasons. We
saw their work concerning the new
New Pass bridge on south Longboat
Key. Think of that fiasco each time
you are lined up back to St. Armands
to allow one boat to pass, or when the
span jams and the only access to
Longboat Key is via Bradenton over a
patched up old Cortez Bridge. One
would hope "we" learned something
from the New Pass bridge folly, as
history tends to repeat, but it doesn't
look like it right now!
There is ample precedent favoring
high-rise spans such as at Marco Is-
land, the new one on the Skyway ac-
cess and a number of excellent ex-
amples on the east coast.
As far as the Cortez Bridge is con-
cerned, removal is the only method
that will relieve the traffic problems
for both Cortez and Bradenton Beach.
There remains only one practical
location for a new span and that is
from 53rd Ave. in Bradenton extend-
ing over to Coquina Beach. Where the
Manatee Avenue or Ringling Cause-
way structures are concerned, current
and forecast traffic requirements jus-
tify high-spans.
All that palaver about being
blown off the bridges and the constant
re-hashing of storm evacuation fears is
pure hog wash and those responsible
know it.
For example, can anyone docu-
ment a single case of anyone being
blown off the Skyway Bridge in a
storm? How about any other bridge?
As far as sea grass destruction is
concerned, I will begin to get serious
about the issue just as soon as some-
thing is done about boat traffic that has
left hundreds of propeller trails
through them with never a murmur
from the "fair weather environmental-
ists," many of whom probably con-
tributed to the problem.
All it takes is a bit of level-headed
planning and the common sense to
start early in a situation of emergency
evacuation. Never before have we en-
joyed such advanced weather forecast-
ing and this, together with the two
foregoing necessities is all that is
needed to ensure a successful evacua-
tion.
Through all of this carping and
silly finger pointing by special interest
groups about the bridges over the past
years, one sure method of settling the
matter has, for reasons suspect, been
ignored. That is via public referen-
dum.
Why not simply ask the long suf-
fering taxpayers who pick up the tab?
Could it be that certain political
interests fear such a referendum?
The method certainly worked well
several years ago when special inter-
ests favored moving our airport. The
referendum method even lets bureau-
crats and politicians off the hook and
should help pacify selfish interest
groups, assuming they still believe in
the "democratic process."
Instead of continually nit-picking
and causing further delays, why not
try working WITH the DOT and help
them serve us the best way possible?
Perhaps then we can all get on
with the serious business of living to-
-gether peacefully. We are all paying
for it either way, so isn't a return to
reality and reason long overdue?
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Taxation without representation is being charged
in the opposition to a 31 percent tax increase proposal
by officials in the regional water district.
Mayor Bill Evers of Bradenton, who is also the
President of the Florida League of Cities, is leading
the charge against the Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District (Swiftmud). "There is simply no ex-
cuse and no justification for any taxing authority to
raise its share of taxes by 31 percent," Evers says.
Swiftmud employs 748 people and has a $104
million dollar budget, Evers says. The 16-county wa-
ter management agency wants to increase its budget
$19.7 million to $123 million, Evers says.
"We have been telling Swiftmud for years to fo-
cus on water conservation," Evers says. "We have
suggested water rate structures for the district, which
charge the large-volume users more per gallon. Wa-
ter now flowing over area dams could easily be
treated and pumped into our aquifers to recharge
them and prevent saltwater intrusion.
"Why hasn't Swiftmud focused on these prob-
lems before now?" Evers asks.
Steve Minnis, governmental affairs coordinator
for Swiftmud, says the regional water board is look-
ing at development of a district-wide water use plan.
"Part of the vision of the board has been to pro-
vide a water use safety zones to provide current and
future water for Southwest Florida," Minnis says.
Swiftmud was created by an act of the Florida
Legislature in 1972 to protect and maintain water and
water-related resources in the 16-county area of
Southwest Florida.
Minnis says the district's duties have expanded


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter -
A representative of the Southwest Florida Water
Management District (Swiftmud) appeared before the
Holmes Beach City Council in an effort to defuse a
resolution introduced by councilman Rich
Bohnenberger.
The resolution, which opposes a proposed 31
percent tax increase by Swiftmud, was discussed by
council at last week's work session. The resolution
requests that if a tax increase is passed, funds be re-
stricted to the development of new sources of water
as well as aquifer and groundwater recharge.
Steven Minnis, coordinator of governmental af-
fairs for Swiftmud, brought members of council a
budget overview to study and said, "I'm here to pro-
vide you with some facts."
He corrected the number of employees listed in
the resolution from 748 to 711. He said of those, 392
are professionals and the average salary is $29,000.
"Our job is to protect, preserve and maintain wa-
ter supplies and ensure there is an adequate supply of
water for all users," explained Minnis. "No new wa-
ter withdrawals are allowed. The tax increase is to go
to new water supply development. We did over per-


mit (in the past), because we didn't have the data to say
no to people. We have that data now."
Minnis said $10 million of the proposed tax in-
crease will be allocated to local government to help
develop new and alternative water supplies. He noted
that the district decreased taxes the past two years.
Council invited Minnis to its August 17 to make
a presentation. Mayor Bill Evers of Bradenton will
also make a presentation on the tax increase at that
meeting. "
Minnis invited council and the public to Swiftmud's
public hearings on the proposed budget and tax increase
to be held at 5:01 p.m. on September 14 at the district's
service office, 7601 US. 301 North, Tampa, and 5:01 p.m.
on September 28 at the district's headquarters, 2379 Broad
St. (U.S. 41), Brooksville.
Bohnenberger also introduced a resolution oppos-
ing the authority and jurisdiction granted to the Mana-
tee County Environmental Action Committee. The
resolution said the jurisdiction can intrude on the city's
comprehensive plan and zoning regulations and is a
threat to the city's authority. It seeks repeal or exemp-
tion from the state statute which grants the authority.
Council will vote on this resolution at its August
17 meeting.


Signs, signs,
everywhere
a sign
Responding to a com-
plaint from resident Jim
Meena, the Holmes Beach
Maintenance department
. has been collecting real
S~ estate signs signs that
Were illegally placed in
the city's right-of-way.
The city has collected
.* ,," over 50 signs in the past
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during the past 20 years, and now include wetland as-
sessments. The district is also one of the lead agencies
for channeling funds into the Sarasota Bay National
Estuary Program and the Tampa Bay National Estuary
Program.
Evers says Swiftmud has done too much too fast
in raising taxes as high as they have this year. "These
16 counties have 98 cities within them, and we're sick
and damn tired of raising rates and throwing our
money away," Evers says.
"Cities and counties will be required by Swiftmud
to spend millions and millions of dollars to develop
new water resources and protect water supplies," Evers
says. "These costs will be the most significant to the
local taxpayer. Compounding this problem is
Swiftmud's limitation on additional water consump-
tion. If we can't have additional consumption, the cost
of these changes will be borne by fewer people.
"In addition, we will soon be required by
Swiftmud to construct multi-million dollar stormwater
treatment operations and wastewater re-use systems.
Not only will you be paying higher taxes, but you will
face higher water and sewer rates. Don't say I didn't
warn you!" Evers says.
The Bradenton mayor has urged all cities and
counties to oppose the proposed tax hike. To date,
Bradenton and Bradenton Beach have passed resolu-
tions opposing the increase.
The issue of raising taxes will come before the
Manasota Basin Board August 18, and the Swiftmud
governing board Sept. 14 at the Tampa office.
To date, neither the City of Sarasota nor Sarasota
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Council to meet with engineers on

Key Royale Bridge options


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Options for the repair or replacement of the Key
Royale Bridge could cost the City of Holmes Beach
from $70,000 to $525,000, and council agreed to hold
a special meeting with engineers on the subject.
Superintendent of Public Works John Fernandez
gave council these highlights from the final engineer-
ing report at last week's work session:
Excessive back pressure on the bulkheads has
likely caused gaps between sheet piling sections and
cracking of the concrete.
Fill material behind the bulkheads has migrated
through open gaps in the bulkheads.
This migration is the probable cause for in-
creased settlement of the embankment resulting in the
undermining of the approach slabs.
"That's the problem," concluded Fernandez. "Ba-
sically the walls are cracking and they're leaking."
According to the report, repair options and ball
park figures include the following:
Sealing joints between sheet piling sections, sta-
bilizing the fill and establishing bearing for the under-
mining approach slabs $70,000.
Engineering and installing a collar system to in-


hibit further outward rotation of the bulkheads -
$110,000.
Installing new bulkheads in front of the existing
bulkheads, establishing a stable fill situation between
the two and stabilizing the approach $160,000.
Replacing the bridge $525,000.
Fernandez said he received a call from a Florida
Department of Transportation (DOT) engineer who
was pessimistic about the department replacing the
bridge any time soon. Council Chairman Don Howard
said he would discuss the possibility with DOT Dis-
trict Secretary David May.
Fernandez noted council's consensus at the last
budget meeting to focus on cleaning the city's drains
instead of paving city streets. He said he had been
working with the county for equipment to do so. The
county equipment plus a man to operate it would cost
the city $98 per hour. The city may have the equipment
one Saturday per month.
Howard asked why the county is charging the city
when its residents pay county taxes and said he would
make some inquiries into the matter.
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger said he is contact-
ing county and state officials about sharing in the cost
of maintaining SR-789.


A request by the Frank Gentiluomo family to
have less than the required number of parking spaces
at their recently acquired business, Turtles Bar and
Grill, met with no opposition from the Holmes Beach
City Council at last week's work session.
Public Works Supervisor John Fernandez ex-
plained that the original owners of the restaurant
could not use the upstairs portion of the building,
because they could not meet the parking require-
ments. The city now has a shared parking ordinance
which the new owners would like to utilize by shar-
ing parking with themselves.
"The upstairs is to be used by Frank Gentiluomo
Enterprises, which is a general contractor, and the down-
stairs portion will be used as Turtles Bar and Grill," said
Fernandez. "In the agreement (with Turtles original own-
ers) they would be limited to 57 seats. Figuring parking
on 57 seats, 19 spaces are required. They had 22, which
meant they could have six employees. Today (with the
two businesses) they would need a total of 34 spaces.


They are proposing 22."
Two of the spaces are parallel to the Island Gar-
den Center property and the other 20 are in two rows
parallel to 57th Street. Fernandez said the city's cur-
rent landscaping requirements for a five-foot buffer
could not work on the property, but city attorney
Patricia Petruff said council could consider stipula-
tions to limit parking. Fernandez suggested that park-
ing be delineated on the property.
Councilman Rich Bohnenberger asked how many
of the 34 spaces were allocated to the contracting busi-
ness, and Fernandez said five. Mrs. Gentiluomo said
there would be no need for so many because her hus-
band would be out in the field all day, he has no em-
ployees and there would be no traffic into the office.
Fernandez noted that the row of parking spaces on
57th Street are on the edge of the city's right-of-way.
Mayor Pat Geyer asked that the right-of-way be marked.
Council will vote on the proposal at its August 17
meeting.


Holmes Beach to hold salary, budget meetings
The Holmes Beach City Council set two spe- budget will be discussed at 9 a.m. on August 18.
cial work sessions to address the salary step plan The budget will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. on
and budget proposals The salary step plan and the August 24.



Council okays Exxon cleanup plan


Equipment will run 24 hours a day for the next
year to year-and-a-half at the former Exxon station in
Holmes Beach in three to four weeks.
The equipment, an underground pump and a fan
housed inside a 22-foot stack, will remove toxins
from the soil under the property. The cleansed water
will then be pumped into the Manatee County sewer
system for final cleanup.
The Holmes Beach City Council's concern was
complying with the city's noise ordinance and locat-
ing the equipment as far away as possible from resi-
dences in the area. The first suggested location, on
58th Street at the back of the Island Garden Center,
was ruled unacceptable.
At last week's meeting, J.W. Hunter of PACO
Engineering and Consulting returned to council with
an alternative site for the equipment. Council ap-
proved placement of the equipment at the front cor-
ner of the Island Garden Center next to the Turtle's
restaurant property.
Public Works Superintendent John Fernandez
said the equipment will rest on an 11 x 14-foot con-
crete pad and be enclosed with a six-foot chain link
fence. It will be located 12 feet back from the prop-


erty line so as not to obstruct traffic.
Hunter told council the system will pump 50 gal-
lons of ground water per minute through the stack. He
said the volume of contaminated water is several hun-
dred thousand gallons.
The cleanup is being funded by the State of Florida
but PACO must pay an additional fee to the county for
the final cleanup of the water,said Hunter.
Council passed on second reading amendments to
the city's sign ordinance. The amendments allow for
two real estate signs on property for sale and permit
portable, sidewalk or sandwich signs for non-profit
organizations on a temporary basis.
Before the vote on the ordinance, Councilwoman
Mary Ellen Reichard stressed her objection to two real
estate signs. Councilwoman Billie Martini said the
ordinance should also limit rental signs. Councilman
Rich Bohnenberger said if two real estate signs prove
to be a problem, he will move to amend the ordinance
in the future.
Council passed on second reading an ordinance to
revise the fees for rental licenses in the city. The fee
will be $25 per unit for one to six units and a flat fee
of $150 for seven units or more plus $3 per unit.


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Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Family play opens on Island
"Life with Father" opens this Friday, August 13, at
The Chapel Players of Roser Memorial Church, 512
Pine Ave. in Anna Maria City. The show is a comedy
of family life in the horse and buggy days. Pictured
is the Day family circa 1888. Playing Lavinia and
Clarence Day are Islanders Dottie and Roy
McChesney who are seated on the couch. Their four
sons are played by Islanders McKenzie Wilkins
(seated on floor), Ted Ajmo (second row, left), and
Matt Magowan and Magnus Hines (standing, left to
right). The show will run August 13, 14, 15 and 19,
20, 21 and 22. A matinee will be held on Sundays at
2 p.m. Proceeds from the Thursday, August 19, show
will benefit the family crisis fund of All Island
Denominations. Tickets are on sale now. Call 778-
0414 for information.


Sandbar sponsors
summer beach games
The Sandbar Restaurant will sponsor the Endless
Summer Beach Olympics on Sunday, August 22. All
proceeds will benefit the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center.
Teams must consist of six persons; three males
and three females two alternates are permitted. Team
members do not have to be employees. The entry fee
is $75 per team.
The games will start at approximately noon. Rules
will be explained at that time. The scheduled events
include: volleyball (beach rules), barrel roll relay, tray
carry relay, boat race relay and sack race (all timed
events) and Frisbee toss (accuracy).
Results will be announced and posted throughout
the afternoon. Trophies will be awarded at the conclu-
sion of the games. Beer and soft drinks will be pro-
vided for the team members (bring I.D.), and to mini-
mize parking problems, please car pool.
To confirm and pre-register your team, mail
checks made payable to the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center by Thursday, Aug. 19, to The Sandbar
Summer Olympics, P. O. Box 1478, Anna Maria City,
Fla., 34217. There will also be a late registration on
Sunday, August 22, at 10:30 a.m.
For more information or to confirm your partici-
pation, contact Gary, Steve, Joe, Alan, or Lynda at The
Sandbar at 778-0444.

Off Island happenings
National Coastal Clean-up will be held Saturday,
September 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Join the Sarasota
Bay Program at Quick Point on Longboat Key to pick
up trash and debris at the bay's latest habitat restora-
tion site. Call 361-6133 to volunteer. For information
on other clean-up sites in Manatee County, call Dee
Steverson, Keep Manatee Beautiful, at 795-8272 or
795-8196. In Sarasota County, call Ingrid McLellan at
Mote Marine Lab at 388-4441.
A free home buyers workshop will be presented by
Consumer Credit Counseling Service, a United Way


Agency sponsored by Nations Bank. The workshop will
be held August 24 and 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at United
Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Road West, Bradenton.
For registration and information call 751-1436.
The Southern Water Use Caution Area
(SWUCA) Work Group of the Southwest Florida
Water Management District will meet today, Wednes-
day, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Venice Community
Center, 326 Nokomis Ave., Venice.
Bradenton Christian School is opening a pre-
school for three and four-year-olds this fall. An Open
House will be held Monday, August 16, from 6:30
p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the school located at 3304 43rd St.
W., Bradenton. Parents with questions are encouraged
to call Mrs. Stanley at 758-8410 or at the school office
at 792-5454 (summer hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

Anna. Maria Island to
celebrate 100th
birthday
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is plan-
ning a great Island-wide extravaganza for Anna
Maria's centennial in May, 1993.
Each city will plan its own events for Friday, May 20,
Bradenton Beach Day; Saturday, May 21, Anna Maria
City Day; and Sunday, May 22, Holmes Beach Day.
Other activities will include a grand parade, "A
Taste of Anna Maria" featuring foods from Island res-
taurants, excursion boat rides, a children's poster con-
test, street dances, Island arts and crafts show, an auc-
tion and a lot more.
To kick off the society's plans, the first-ever Anna
Maria Island historic calendar will go on sale for a
donation of $7 on Wednesday, September 1 at the Is-
land Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City, Featured are 21 rare Island pictures.
Mark you calendar for a centennial planning meet-
ing to be held Thurs., September 16, at 7:30 p.m. at
Anna Maria City Hall.
Everyone, whether a historical society member or
not, who is interested in any facet of the celebration
should attend.


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Island Foods employee Helen Moroz has her
blood pressure checked by Anna Maria Fire
District (AMFD) volunteer Tim Hyden. The
AMFD provides free blood pressure checks as a
public service every Friday from 11 a.m. to noon
at Island Foods in Holmes Beach. "The response
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Islander works
Midwest flood relief
Key Royale resident Frances Smith-Williams has
left to join the American Red Cross flood relief effort
in the Midwest. She is the fifth volunteer from Mana-
tee County to work at the scene.
Smith-Williams has been dispatched to a work
location from the Red Cross operations headquarters
in St. Louis. She specializes in the Family Service field
so she will be working directly with families and in-
dividuals affected by the flooding to provide emer-
gency assistance and care.
Smith-Williams has been an American Red Cross
volunteer on and off for the past 45 years. This is the
third major disaster in which she has worked for the
agency.
"It's the fourth disaster assignment I've been on, if
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"I do it because it has to be done. The Red Cross
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'Variety' key word for Island Player
Five interestingly varied presentations will engage the scribed the story as, "a warm and sensible little over-
Island Players' talents this upcoming 1993-94 season. night scrap between a couple of stranded, stubborn,
"Bus Stop," a comedy by William Inge, opens and appealing people. A bus out of Kansas City pulls
October 7 and continues through October 17. up at a cheerful roadside diner in the middle of a howl-
Walter Kerr in the New York Herald Tribune de- ing snowstorm. All roads are blocked and four or five


Commissioner's son weds
Anna Maria Commissioner Dottie Quinn
McChesney recently traveled to New York City for
the wedding of her son, Richard Quinn, Jr., and
Christina Firth. Quinn, a painter and jazz/rock
musician, wed Firth, a jazz singer and composer, in
New York's Central Park.


Islander photo: Pat Copeland
Afternoon wedding
Dr. Jane Carolan and Greg Detrich were married
on July 24 at the Island Baptist Church. Following
the ceremony, the couple enjoyed a reception with
relatives and friends aboard the Seafood Shack's
Showboat.


s' 45th season
weary travelers are going to'have to hole up until
morning." (Need Islanders be reminded that Marilyn
Monroe played the starring role in the 1956 film?)
"Baby," based on a story by Susan Yankowitz,
with the book by Sybille Pearson, music by David
Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., is a 1983
musical story of a baby boom among the characters.
This light-hearted confection was also originally
directed by Mr. Maltby and after leaving Broadway
has been playing to more audiences than its originators
could ever have imaged. The Island Players' version
will come on stage December 2 through 12.
Neil Simon's popular "Barefoot in the Park" starts
the Players' new year, January 20 to February 5. The
plot involves high-priced living for a newly-wed
couple on a low budget, who have problems dealing
with the hilariously inconvenient charms of their first
home. The New York Times reported it as "a bubbling,
rib-tickling comedy."
"Steel Magnolias," a first play by Robert Harling,
will be presented March 17 through April 2. Con-
cerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a
small-town beauty parlor, this play is alternately hilari-
ous and touching and in the end, deeply revealing
of the strength of purposefulness which underlies the
antic banter of the six women characters.
Closing the season will be the engaging "Educat-
ing Rita" May 12 through 22 written by Willy
Russell. It deals with a disillusioned, alcoholic English
professor whose self-preoccupied outlook is disrupted
by Rita, a forthright 26-year-old hairdresser, who is
hungry for an education.
Rita's lively mind and native shrewdness wins
over the reticent schoolteacher. The London Sunday
Telegraph commented, "It is the interchange of feel-
ing and realization of new approaches to life on both
sides that make this play of interest."
Tickets will be $9 per play and season subscrip-
tions are $45.
For further information write to Island Players, P.
O. Box 2059, Anna Maria, Fla. 34216.


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The newest Jackson
George and Jeanne Jackson are pleased to an-
nounce the arrival of their son, Mason Alexander,
born July 5, 1993,at Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Mason weighed five pounds, 13 ounces and was 18
1/2 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Anna
Jackson of Holmes Beach and Robert Konieczny of
Bradenton. George is a long-time resident of
Holmes Beach and serves as a commissioner on the
Anna Maria Fire Control District board.


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Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Art for pint-size painters
The first week of "Kids' Artfest" sponsored by the
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The Sankey family have made the decision to move to
the Island from Pennsylvania. The Islander caught them
checking out what will soon be "their" beach in
Bradenton Beach. The boys said they'd miss the snow
at Christmas time, when asked what they'd miss most
about living up north. "IUl show them videos of
Pennsylvania snow storms," quipped their mother.
Pictured are Joseph, Joshua and Curtis Sankey and
their mother, Kim. Welcome to Anna Maria Island!

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Island police reports
City of Anna Maria
Aug. 4, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier,
theft of camera case and Minolta camera.
Aug. 5, 300 block of North Bay Boulevard, bur-
glary of a purse.
Bradenton Beach
Aug. 1, 301 Gulf Dr. S., Shell Shop, retail theft
of two rubber rafts.
Holmes Beach
July 26, 8100 block of Gulf Drive, larceny of a
bicycle.
July 28, 300 block of 68th Street, vandalism of
mailbox.
July 30, 5000 block of Gulf Drive, vandalism.
Two front tires of an automobile were cut.
July 30, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Island Foods, retail
theft of four cartons of cigarettes.
Aug. 1, 100 block 77th Street, warrant arrest.
Aug. 1, 30th Street and Avenue E, disturbance.
Two intoxicated males were preparing to fight. The
officer broke up the fight.
Aug. 1, 4000 Gulf Dr., Manatee Public Beach,
petty larceny of a bicycle.
Aug. 1, 2700 block of Avenue B, petty larceny
of a bicycle.
Aug. 3, 200 block of 85th Street, burglary of
$199 in linens.
Aug. 4, 100 block of 48th Street, burglary. A
pane of glass was broken in the carport, and a screen
was removed from a front window. A radio, cassette
player and speakers worth $330 were removed.
Aug. 4, 3248 E. Bay Dr., Anna Maria Center,
burglary of a purse, watch, necklace, two diamond


Islander photo: Pat Copeland
Officer honored by mayor, council
Sgt. Charles Anderson of the Holmes Beach Police
Department was honored by Mayor Pat Geyer and
the city commission for his recent apprehension of
six suspects wanted by the FBI. The suspects were
wanted in connection with the murder of a drug
dealer in Muncie, Ind. Geyer presented Anderson
with a plaque of recognition at last week's city
council meeting.

rings wedding band and two pair of earrings from an
automobile.
Aug. 6, 7200 block of Holmes Boulevard, van-
dalism. Eggs were thrown at a home.


Garland, Evans to wed
Mr. and Mrs. N. Keith Garland of Bradenton an-
nounce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer
Anne, to James Ronald Evans of Holmes Beach.
The couple will wed September 18 at Trinity
United Methodist Church.
Miss Garland received a graduation equivalency
diploma and plans to study cosmetology at Manatee
Area Vocational and Technical Center.
The bridegroom-elect is a server at The Anchor-
age restaurant in Anna Maria City.


The Island Poet
Two old folks in a nursing home decided to share
their life,
So they decided to call the preacher to make them
man and wife.
After the ceremony was over they shuffled off to
their room.
They wanted to spend the night as a brand new
bride and groom.
When they crawled into bed, he gave her a hug
and she hugged him back,
Then the two of them fell asleep, and that was the
end of that.
And the second night things went about the way
as the night before,
For after the huggin' he was so worn out all he
could do was snore.
But the third night she didn't hug him back and it
was more than he could take,
Until he heard her sweetly say, "Not tonight,
honey, I've got a headache.
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By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
It has been a long time acomin', but
the grass flats both east and west of the
Rod & Reel Pier are finally beginning
recovery -from last winter's beach
dredging and re-nourishment.
Of course, the Army Corps of Engi-
neers denies there was ever any damage
done to the flats, but anyone seeing the
before and after situation at the pier
knows differently. Bait stand operator
Dewey Curtis says the fishing is finally
picking up again, but it's been a long
wait and the grass flats are only now
beginning to grow again.
Buying a new boat is going to be
cheaper thanks to President Clinton's
tax bill passed last week by Congress,
but just wait until you go to fill it up'
with fuel.
Buried deep in the tax bill is a pro-
vision repealing the luxury tax of 1990.
Among other things, that President
Bush-sponsored bill slapped a 10 per-
cent surcharge on any amount paid for
a yacht over $100,000. Does that mean
much to you or me, probably not. At
least on the surface you should par-
don the expression.
But it certainly slowed down the boat
business and knocked out lots of jobs over
at Wellcraft and at other local boat-build-
ers. Nobody knows exactly how badly the
tax hurt the industry, but employment is
down about 4,000 people, or 25 percent,
over the past two years.
So everyone agreed something had
to be done. And the tax bill did it. But
as is usually the case for the govern-
ment, there's a twist.
First of all, Congress decreed at
20.5-cent-a-gallon increase in the tax on
diesel fuel used by boats. And if you
saw the article last week quoting the
good folks over at Galati Marine about
the increase, you know of course,
they're against it.
But then, Congress last week also
passed a 4.5-cent-a-gallon increase on
all motor fuels. That's on top of the first
increase, so now we have what amounts
to a 25-cent a gallon increase on marine
diesel fuel.
Now we find out that Manatee
County is going to add a 1-cent a gallon
local option tax on fuel sales to help pay
for education and whatever, so the new
total comes to a 26-cent increase on die-
sel fuel and a 5.5-cent-a-gallon increase
on gasoline.
So how much does this stuff really
cost anyway?
I called Galati Yacht Basin and they
quoted me prices of $1.59.9 per gallon
on gasoline and $1.25.9 per gallon on
diesel if you buy less than 100-gallon


lots. Over 100 gallons and lets face
it, they don't have many boats over
there holding less both prices drop
10-cents a gallon.
Bradenton Beach Marina at the end
of Church Street sells gas for $1.49.9 a
gallon and diesel for $1.25 a gallon.
Anybody for a little sail?
I can remember going all summer
on a single 8-gallon tank in the old Co-
lumbia, name of Reality.
The Sarasota Bay Program needs
help with dune plants 15,000 of
them that will be planted at Leffis
Key in September.
The sea oats and other native plants
will be placed on dunes that line the Gulf
Drive side of the habitat restoration
project. In case you've forgotten, Leffis
Key is a 20-acre habitat restoration project
across from Coquina Public Beach.
The planting will be coordinated by
Manatee County's Environmental Ac-
tion Commission, and if you're willing
to help, please call the Sarasota Bay
Program at 361-6133 to sign up.
Actual planting will take place Sep-
tember 21 through the 25, so mark your
calendars.
Smoked fish were an important
part of the everyday diet where I grew
up along the shores of Lake Michigan in
northern Wisconsin. So to this day a
smoked chub or whitefish is the comfort
food I crave whenever times are way up
or way down. But after nearly 20 years
in Florida, smoked mullet have gone a
long ways toward replacing those
golden beauties from the Great Lakes.
The problem has always been that
most local sinoked fiulteft,'iiiliess you
smoke them yourself, tend to be dried-
out or spiced-up or "just plain old" by
the time they find their way to the din-
ner table.
But boy did I ever hit a gold mine last
week. Fulford Family smoked mullet
Stopping by the Islander Bystander
office with new son-in-law Michael in
tow, we were greeted by an aroma
bringing back the memories of my
childhood. Hot smoked fish. If seems
that Larry Fulford had dropped off
some fresh-smoked mullet to the office
and it was wonderful.
Hey, it was better than wonderful. It
was really good. Many thanks, Larry.
I honestly don't know how to ob-
tain any of Fulford's smoked mullet
short of a midnight raid on his smoker,
but even that might be worth the risk.
In the meantime, I'll continue to
tolerate the usual local product and
dream of the day the Fulfords decide to
market their mullet and bring new
fame to our sister city of Cortez.
See you next week.


Buckle up-wear your life jacket.
Make sure your jacket fits properly.
Also, keep throwable flotation devices
and other emergency equipment on
board and within reach.
Alcohol and boating do not mix. It
is illegal to operate a vessel while in-
toxicated. Alcohol can impair your vi-
sion, balance and reaction time.
Make a float plan. Tell someone
where you plan to go and when you'll
be back.
Be aware of potential navigation
hazards and the water conditions where


you will be going.
Know how to handle the boat you
will be using.
Check weather conditions and
heed weather warnings.
Observe navigation rules and
courtesies of safe boating. It is your re-
sponsibility to know and follow local
laws and ordinances regarding use of
watercraft.
Manage your fuel wisely. Use a
third of the fuel to go, a third to get back
and keep a third in reserve.
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Got the snapper by the tail
Islander Sumer Shields, 13, shows off her recent catch of two yellowtail snapper. Sumer is the daughter of
Island charter boat Captain Phil Shields. When it come to fishing like father, like daughter.

Kingfish schooling to hold


court in mid-August


By Captain Mike Heistand
Most captains reported the run of tarpon and per-
mit has ended for this year, but there's still a lot of
good fishing around Anna Maria Island.
Fran from the Anna Maria City Pier said the
pier's customers were catching mackerel, mangrove
snapper and a lot of pompano. Pompano was a particu-
larly good catch in the early morning and late evening.
She also mentioned some customers caught six small
sharks last weekend along with a lot of small redfish.
Captain Mark Bradow said since permit and tar-
pon were pretty much gone, he targeted snook, redfish
and trout with redfish being his best bet. Mark also
said he had managed to find a few legal-size grouper
in the backwater.
Margaret from the Bradenton Beach Pier said angler
Dolores Bailey from Sarasota caught a 20-inch flounder
using shrimp for bait and that Bailey's son had a great time
helping his mom bring it in. Margaret said pier custom-
ers were still catching trout and redfish.
Island Discount Tackle's Bill Lowman reported
offshore fishing has been fair to excellent with good
catches of red and black grouper in over 100 feet of
water. Amberjack were also being caught at the deep
water wrecks. In the bays and bayous, Bill said redfish
were being reported in several locations with a lot of
them being too big.
Captain Tom Chaya told me he was been able to
produce redfish and trout for his clients all last week.
Clyde from Annie's Bait and Tackle reported
fisherman Tom O'Brien of Bradenton caught a four-
foot nurse shark off of Longboat Pass using finger
mullet for bait. Captain Zack on "Dee Jay" said reds
were schooling in a free spawn manner with as many
as 40 hooked. Running hot and cold, 60-plus man-
grove snapper were found in the Gulf and passes as


were trout and flounder up to 27 inches. Zack said to
look for schools of kingfish to appear in mid-August.
Captain Phil Shields said amberjack and red
grouper up to 12 pounds, along with yellowtail and
mangrove snapper up to five pounds all came on
board his boat last week.
Dewey from the Rod & Reel Pier told me his
customers were catching a few mackerel and pom-
pano. He also said he saw anglers catching nice-size
redfish and that on Sunday two customers caught a
four and five-foot barracuda respectively. Dewey
said mangrove snapper were being caught in the early
morning and late evening.
Captain Todd Romaine said he'd been able to
produce redfish on every trip last week as well as a
few nice-size trout in the 24-inch range.
Yvonne from the Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet re-
ported good numbers from the fleet's charters last week.
The fleet's four-hour trip averaged 80 head of Key West
grunts and porgies. Its six-hour trip averaged 200 head
of vermilion and lane.snapper and Key West grunts and
its nine-hour trip brought in 30 red and black grouper,
scamp and vermilion and lane snapper.
Captain Rick Gross said he found redfish and
snook for his clients last week and that redfish were
his best bet in the backwater.
Carl from Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle re-
ported quite a few flounder were caught along with
mackerel around Egmont Key. He mentioned that
shrimp were still hard to get though.
Fishing was slow for me last week on "Magic."
I believe it was because of the slower afternoon tides,
but, whatever the reason, it didn't stop my clients
from catching and releasing over-size redfish, a few
snook and plenty of mangrove snapper. Good week
and good catches!


SLast of the
permit
Big permit like these
were the fish of the
week for much of the
summer or were,
since the big run seems
to have ended. Lookfor
them again next year,
same time, same loca-
tions.

Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


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ANNA MARIA ISLAND TIDE TABLES
DAY AMHIGH AMLOW PMHIGH PMLOW
Thu 8/12 7:19 2.4ft -3:20 0.5ft
Fri 8/13 8:28 2.5ft --- -4:20 0.3ft
Sat 8/14 9:30 2.6ft --- --- 5:10 0.2ft
Sun 8/15 12:38 1.6ft 3:12 1.5ft 10:26a1.8ft 5:46 0.2ft
Mon 8/16 12:51 1.6ft 4:16 1.3ft 11:14a1.6ft 6:21 0.2ft
Tue8/17 1:08 1.711 5:13 1.1ft 12:07 1.5ft 6:53 0.3ft
Wed 8/18 1:24 1.811 6:05 0.91t 12:56 2.7ft 7:22 0.5ft
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later.

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A s l s Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
A special sail
Matthew Robbins 2, (left) and his brother, Bryan, 4,
enjoy a trip with the Miss Cortez Fleet to Egmont
Key beside their grandparents, Barbara and Frank
Newman of Bradenton Beach. The most exciting
part of the trip for the boys was the dolphins that
played in the boat's wake both to and from the key.
The boys were vacationing on the Island for a week
along with their parents, Gina and Doug Robbins of
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, the home of the 101st.



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.Islander Photo: Joy Courtney
Guild interested in landscaping Islander Photo Joy Courtney
to protect environment
Anna Maria Art Guild member GenevieveNovicky (left) speaks with Allen Garner, Florida yard coordinator,
working with the Manatee and Sarasota Extension Service. Garner spoke to the guild about localized land-
scaping and how it can protect the Gulf and bays from water run-off and the pollutants it carries with it.
Natural landscaping also conserves water, he said.


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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
To aid in its priority task of reviewing the city's
resort overlay district, the Holmes Beach Planning
Commission is seeking input from chamber members,
real estate agents and hotel/motel owners.
The overlay district was established by the city coun-
cil in February in an attempt to regulate the large number
of residential rental units. It currently applies to the R-4.
district but can be applied to any district in the city.
The commission has been charged with the task of
reviewing the ordinance and its effectiveness and de-
termining if it should be applied to any other districts
in the city. To do so, commissioners agreed to begin


by gathering facts about resort rentals and input from
those interested in the industry.
Three meetings have been set August 17 for
input from members of the Island Chamber of Com-
merce, August 24 for input from Realtors and August
31 for input from hotel/motel owners. All meetings
begin at 9 a.m. in city hall.
The commission also will begin its major task of
reviewing the city's comprehensive plan and land de-
velopment regulations. This review, mandated by the
state, must be completed by the spring of 1995.
The first meeting for the comprehensive plan review
will be held at 9 a.m. on September 21. The commission
will begin with the land use section of the plan.


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Nelson. OFC: 778-2261. #11280.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOMESITE Magnificent
water view overlooking Bayou and Pelican Rookery in
secluded area of extraordinary waterfront homes. Lot
has trees and a 50' dock with electricity. $250,000. Dick
Maher or Tom Nelson. OFC: 778-2261 #11278
CANAL FRONT HOME IN ANNA MARIA 2BR/
2BA home with natural cedar siding. Great Room
concept with open kitchen, large utility room and lots
of room for storage on 1st floor. Great decks off rear
of home give views of Tampa Bay. $198,500. Dick
Maher and Tom Nelson. OFC: 778-2261. #10483.
A SAILOR'S DREAMI 2BR/2BA elevated home on
deep water canal with dock. Great room concept, sky-
lights, and lots of extras. JUST $204,900. #11030. Dick
Maher. OFC: 778-2261. EVES: 778-6791.
CUSTOM BUILT 3BR/2BA high quality home in
private area of Anna Maria. Well landscaped. Hand
crafted brick fireplace. 10' footage on Bayou com-
plete with dock. Suitable for small boat. Great cathe-
dral ceilings. Very bright! Call Dick Maher OFC: 778-
2261 EVES: 778-6791. $229,000. #01169.


(813) 778-2261 605 Manatee Avenue West Holmes Beach Toll Free 1-800-422-6325
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Thomas M. Fortuner
Thomas M. Fortuner, 51, of Holmes Beach, died
August 3 in Bradenton.
Born in Carbondale, Pa., Mr. Fortuner came to
Holmes Beach from there in 1981. He was a driver for
Penske Distribution Services. He was a member of St.
Bernard Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn; two daugh-
ters, Melissa, and Leigh Ann; three brothers; two sis-
ters; and a grandchild.
No visitation was held. A memorial Mass was held
Friday at St. Bernard Catholic, Holmes Beach, with the
Rev. John Barry officiating. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home was in charge of cremation arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children Re-
search Hospital, Attention: Memorial Program, P. O.
Box 3704, Memphis, Tenn. 38173.


CALL 778-7978 FOR FREE HOME DELIVERY OF
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND!


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Richard A. Freeman
Island and Key Specialist
RealtorAssociate
S WANTED: YOUR LISTINGS
S. RESULTS = SOLD
S 778-2261 or 778-2284
Toll Free 1-800-422-6325 ,L


ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED
MEDITERRANEAN VILLA.
Exquisite in every way. Gulffront on the world's most beau-
tiful beach. Anna Maria $1,295,000. Call Paul Collins.
i . Twelve years experience
specializing in Creative
Transactions.
Ii Make your dreams and
goals a reality with

Paul Collins
SREALTOR-ASSOCIATE
.. ." After Hours (813) 778-4330

Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
3224 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-6654


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LOCATION! LOCATION!


REDUCED
REDUCED



Great duplex, great Investment 208 Peacock,
Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA each side of this totally up-
graded duplex. Close to wide beach. Good rental history.
REACH RICHARD FOR YOUR PERSONAL
SHOWING: 778-2261 or After Hours: 778-2284
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Richard Freeman, Realtor@ Associate .M L


BUY IT, SELL IT, RENT IT!
[ISL ANDERCl7as Io!
is your Classified Source!


NEW LISTINGS


Carefully kept, deep water canal front, two bed-
room, 2 bath home with family kitchen; Florida
room, large utility room, lanai with wet bar, jacuzzi,
boat dock and many updates. Priced at $220,000.
Please call Carol Williams for appointment. 778-
0777; 778-1718 after hours.


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Enjoy a carefree lifestyle in the 3 bedroom, 2 bart
home with a caged pool and deep water canal.
Other amenities include boat dock, sprinkler sys-
tem, 70% stone lawn, fruit trees, double garage.
Room for expansion. Priced at $235,000. Please call
Carol Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 after hours.


Duplex, within walking distance of the beach at the
north end of Anna Maria. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath each
unit. Upstairs unit was completely remodeled, new
kitchen, carpet, plumbing, wiring. Priced to sell at
$152,000. Please call Zee Catanese, 794-8991 eves.


Playa Encantada -Beautifully furnished 2 Bedroom, 2
Bath unit overlooking pool and Jacuzzi with views of the
new beach! Only unit available in this quality beach
front complex. $175,000.
Gulf Watch We still have a few choice units available
in this desirable complex. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath turnkey
furnished with washer and dryer. Great rental history.
Starting at $89,500.
Island Duplex 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath each side. One
block from the beach. Currently producing $950 per
month in income. $142,000.
Questions concerning buyer's broker??
Call Dennis McClung at 778-4800


Condos, homes, duplexes for rent and for sale.
We can help you find the home YOU want.
Call Today! (813) 778-1999
5320 Marina Drive Holmes Beach FL 34217
The Island Shopping Center



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GULFFRONT RESIDENCE Newly listed 2BR resi- SUNSET VILLAS JUST REDUCED Two du-
dence on wide, sandy beach with fabulous views of plexes, side by side, only one-half block to sandy
the Gulf. Excellent investment opportunity. Offered walking beach. Offered at $179,900. Possible
at $195,000. Call Dave Moynihan for details. owner financing. Call Dave Moynihan.


BAY WINDS Direct Bayfront apartment with great views of
Bay and Intracoastal. Short walkto beach, shopping, restau-
rants. Well-built solid masonry structure. Excellent Island sec-
ond home with strong rental opportunity. 2BR-2BA with un-
der cover parking. Priced at $99,900. Call Dave Moynihan.
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GULFFRONT MOTEL Six units directly on new wide
beach. A mix of efficiencies, 1 BR and housekeeping
apartments. Steady increase in income since beach
renourishment and 1994 is already booked. Now
priced at $549,900. Call Stan Williams.


REALTORS


5203 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (813) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 Ext. 55 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS I


BEST BUY ON THE BEACH Wide sandy beach in ONE OR TWO duplexes with a total of four, fully
front of this lovely 2BR 2BA, turnkey furnished furnished, 1BR 1BA units for only $175,000. Or
condo. Many conveniences including eat-in kitchen, buy just one duplex for $87,500. Well-maintained
washer/dryer, covered parking for 2 cars, pool, secu- and located in quiet neighborhood. Only two
rity entrance. Priced at $139,900. Call Stan Williams. blocks to great beach.


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DICK MAHER
Ucened Real Estate Salesman
TOP
PRODUCER:
Island office,
1st Six months, 1993
After hours: 778-6791


778-2261
605C Manatee Av W
Holmes Beach


778-2244
401 Pine Av
Anna Maria


OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
TOLL FREE 1-800 422-6325


The Prudential W Florida Realty
,el


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5340 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 (813) 778-0766


PRICE REDUCED!
#51587 $169,900 ...
Very nice duplex and '
only half block from the
Gulf. Larger side is
turnkey furnished.
SUNBOW BAY UNIT -..; ;
#51783 $81,500 ... Enjoy Island living in this large one
bedroom overlooking the lagoon.
Are you looking for a Real Estate Agent with International
Contacts? Call one of the Top Sales Associates of the
PRUDENTIAL FLORIDA REALTY for Sarasota Manatee
Counties. KARIN B. STEPHAN 778-0766 or 388-1267


WALK TO BEACH! #52870 $109,000 ... 2 bedroom home in Holmes
beach. Just a short walk to the best beach. Call Carol Heinze 792-5721.
SPACIOUS ISLAND HOME! #52542 $325,000 ... Island living at its best!
3 bedroom with Bayview. Call Roni McCuddin 778-5585.


The Prudential
Florida Realty

CAROL HEINZE, CRS
REALTOR-ASSOCIATE"
Million Dollar Club


5340-1 Gull Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
(813) 778-0766
Fax (813) 778-3035
Alter Hours (813) 792-5721


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BEST ISLAND BUY! #52283 $149,500 ... 3
bedroom, 2 bath pool home. Close to beach &
Bay! Call Sally Schrader 792-3176.
GREAT LOCATION! #52651 $85,000 ... 2
bedroom in one of Bradenton's most desirable
areas. Call June Gilley 792-0758 anytime.

ANNUAL & SEASONAL RENTALS available.
Call Jack Bachman 778-0769 or 778-5368.


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ISLAND

REAL ESTATE
S'w OF ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Maureen Dowd, Lic. Real Estate Broker

6101 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach (813) 778-6066
SSales ( Rentals & Property Management


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Mary Ann Schmidt
GRI
REALTOR
Evenings: 778-4931
Toll-free 1-800-732-6434

WALK TO THE BEACH! Beach cottage 2BR/
2BA home with large heated caged pool. Sepa-
rate 2 car garage with workshop. $169,900.
GULF VIEW from both levels 2BR/2.5BA half du-
plex. Full balcony on 2nd floor for privacy and 2
car garage. Walk to the beach. $198,500.
ISLAND SIX-PLEX with 2BR/2BA each
unit. Great assumable loan. Swimming pool
on property. Recently painted and waiting for
new buyer. $450,000.
CUSTOM BUILT HOME 2BR plus den, 2.5
BA, pool, Jacuzzi, vaulted ceilings, extensive
outdoor entertaining area.
BAYWINDS CONDO 2 & 3 BR units with boat
dock on Intracoastal waterway. Nice quiet setting.
$122,000- 145,000.
ON THE RIVER New Custom Built 2BR/2BA. 5
year Builder Warranty. Key West Style, wrap
around porch, bring your boat. $169,900.
Call Mary Ann 778-4931
neaL&neaL Realtors@ (813) 778-2261



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ANNUAL RENTALS
AVAILABLE
*3 Bedroom, 2 bath, single
family home. Fireplace, 1 car
garage. Across street from
Gulf. $850 mo.
* 1 Bedroom, 1 bath apart-
ment. $450 mo., includes
water, washer/dryer hookups.


HORIZON REALTY
OF ANNA MARIA, INC.
420 Pine Ave P O Box 155
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-0426 FAX 778-1849


CITY


Bradenton Beach


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ADDRESS/lot STYLE/rooms AGE/size SELLER/BUYER/date SALE$/LIST$


1800 Gulf Dr
106 La Costa


elevated condo 1979
2bed/2bath-Gulf 1000 sfla


Hansen/O'Bryon
7/19/93


$122,000
list uk


Compiled by Doug Dowling, Lic Real Estate Broker, 778-1222


BEST OF BOTH WATERS
Home on FreshWater Canal with easy access
to salt water boating. 2BR/2BA with
Family Room and Features that will
add to your comfort. $119,995.


Call Toni or
Herb King
795-2211
After Hours:
778-1785
The Prudential
Florida Realty


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GREAT
BUILDING LOT
Extra large building lot of
105x115, located in one of
Anna Maria's most prestigious
neighborhoods. Close to
Tampa Bay and fishing piers.
Call Agnes Tooker (eves. 778-
6258) today! Don't miss 501
Magnolia Ave. $85,000.

FRAN MAXON REAL ESTATE
Licensed Real Estate Broker
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307


SALE OF WEEK
by Doug Dowling
Islander Correspondent
106 La Costa, although only $2,000 in selling price
greater than the last benchmark La Costa unit to
sell, establishes the new top-end selling price
record holder for this Gulf front condominium
in beach- renourished Bradenton Beach.


NOT A DRIVE-BY!


6 Bedrooms, 4 Bath on deep canal, in-
ground pool, water views, immaculate. A must
see for a big family.
REACH RICHARD FOR YOUR PERSONAL
SHOWING: 778-2261 or After Hours: 778-2284
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Richard Freeman, Realtor Associate M


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GULFFRONT DUPLEX Anna Maria City. Beauti-
fully furnished upper and lower units. Windows are
mini-blinds in glass. Floors are tile and Berber car-
peting. Each apartment sleeps five. Built-in stereo
system upstairs. Great rental history. Weekly and
monthly rentals. Wide walking beach only two
blocks from the finest restaurants and shops, Post
Office, Playhouse. Rare opportunity. $675,000. Call
Rose at 778-2261 or after hours 778-7780.
ROSE
SCHNOERR
Realtor
GRI, LTG, RRC
SNeal & Neal Top
.; Company-Wide Sales-
person of the Year
S#1 in Sales and
S. v Listings on Anna
J Maria Island
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SALES RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY
:GROUP OFFICE! Four ISLAND real estate offices working together to
provide personal and professional services. Over 75 combined years of
ISLAND business experience shows we are long established ISLAND offices! -

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GULF VIEW DUPLEX 202 LAKEVIEW
Two, turnkey units includes 3BR/2BA & 2 bedroom, 3 bath home with 2 car ga-
2BR/1 BA only one lot from gorgeous rage. Heavy duty boat davits. Seawall and
beach! Great rental history & priced to dock. Fireplace, central vacuum. Renova-
beac Greatnta history priced tions done -ready for offer. Asking
sell! $229,500! aUeeT $175,000.


ANNA MARIA REALTY, INC.
LIC. REAL ESTATE BROKER
"We are on the Islandl" ... since 1957
9805 Gulf Drive P O Box 835
Anna Maria, FL 34216 (813) 778-2259


DOUG DOWLING REALTY
Lic Real Estate Brokers of Anna Maria Island
P.O. BOX 1667 409 Pine Ave.
Anna Maria, FL 34216
(813) 778-1222


Michael Saunders & Co.
of Anna Maria Island, Inc.
Licensed Real Estate Broker
FEATURE OF THE WEEK


FOR THE PERSON WHO WANTS IT ALL
One of Anna Maria's finest homes. 4BR/3B canalfront home
remodeled to include fireplace, Jenn-aire kitchen and heated
pool. 1 block to beach. $350,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
BETTER THAN GULFFRONT Where the Gulf meets
the Bay at the very tip of Anna Maria ... find the com-
fort and charm of a true beach house in this 4BR/3B resi-
dence. $489,000. Wendy Foldes, 755-0826.
BEGIN IN KEY ROYALE It's not perfect, and that is
why you can buy this 2BR/2B canalfront home for
$149,900. Exercise/hobby room. 2nd bath ideally located
for "future pool". Don and Karen Schroder, 778-2200.
ENJOY THE LIFESTYLE that offers expansive and
ever changing views of the Intracoastal waterway from
the large pool deck and living areas of this luxurious
3BR/2B exquisite home. $599,000.
SPACIOUS 3BR/3B CONDO With outstanding water
views at a first class complex that features a pool, hot tub,
tennis court and boat docks. Convenient location, out-
standing price. $99,000. Ken Rickett, 778-3026.
Anna Maria Island Centre (813) 778-6654
3224 East Bay Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217


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Anna Maria Pest Control

CALL (813) 778-1630
Lic. No. 4467








r.J. Entertainment
"The Professional, Full-Time Wedding and Party Specialist"
MEET OR BEAT PRICE (813) 758-7276







^) CAVANAGH MARINE REPAIR
GAS DIESEL I/O INBOARD
ENGINES DRIVES GENERATORS
FULL SERVICE MARINA MOBILE SERVICE
795-7264 124TH ST. CT. WAT CORTEZ ROAD

CHRISTIE'S
'PLUMBING
;l l COMPANY
SCommercial & Residential
S, Open Saturday
24-Hour Service
No Overtime Charges!
778-3924 or 778-4461
"Remember, it pays and saves to get a second estimate."
5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (RF0038118)

ROOF REPAIRS INSURED-UCENSED
RE-ROORNG RCOOC608
BUILDUP
SHINGLES NGMA
TILE
CARPENTY ARY BRINGMAN
SINGLE PLY ROOFG 746-6643
RE-CONSTRUCTION 6-66

Bringman Roofing, Inc.
1111 29th Ave. W., Bradenton 34205
Genstar, Elk and GAF Shingles


J.R.

Painting

* Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
Husband/Wife
Team
Free Estimates

778-2139


MICROSOFT WORD for DOS 5.5 Never regis-
tered or used (includes Grammatik IV). Retails for
$370. $150 or make an offer. 778-9392.
WANNA SKATE? Island Rollers In Line Skates. A
relentless rush! For skating information and sales
call 778-3880.
FLATBED TRAILER Heavy duty (8' X 16'). Tan-
dem axle, surge brakes and stake pockets. Used
only once. $2600 new, asking $1300. Call daytime
749-5051/evenings 778-3880.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
esle in the Islander Bystander.

4 X 8 ENCLOSED UTILITY trailer. New tires and
axle. Strong I-beam construction. Great condition.
Call mobile # 356-4649 or 778-9392.
WATERBED King size. Lighted nightstands $100.
Brown loveseat $100. Dual action exercycle $95.
Call 778-5086.
FOR SALE 2 Louvre doors (80 X 30") $40 for both.
1 exterior door $20. 778-2586 or 778-6771.
WANTED: FILE CABINETS. Two or three drawer
used file cabinets needed. Call 778-2061.


SHAPELY, blue-eyed blonde lady needs loving
home. I'm 4 years old and neutered. I'm free to the
first responsible caller. I'm a purrr-fect Siamese cat.
778-1247.


LOOKING FOR ARTISTS and craftsmen for Oct 2
show. Entry fee $20. 778-2099. Sponsored by AMI
Art League.
OPEN THE DOOR to your dreams in the real es-
tate section of the Islander Bystander.
ART LEAGUE HAPPENINGS
"Artfully Done Grouper Fish Fry"
Aug. 28, 5 to 8 PM
Island Community Center
All you Can Eat Live Entertainment
$7 in advance, $8 at the door; Children $5
Can you donate kilns or clay equipment
for classes starting this fall! Tax deductive!
Call for tickets and class schedule
Anna Maria Island Art League: 778-2099


HOUSEHOLD SALE New recliner, TV, VCR, TV
stand, dining room set, beds, coffee & end tables,
lots of other stuff. Fri & Sat, Aug 13 & 14. 8-?. 204
Archer Way, Anna Maria.
A REAL GARAGE SALE Tools, lawn mowers,
band saw, all garage stuff. 2200 Ave A, Bradenton
Beach. Sat, Aug 14, 8 to 12.
MOVING SALE Furniture, clothes, big screen TV,
misc. Sat, Aug 14, 8 to 2.511 DeNarveaz Dr, Long-
boat Key (1/4 mile south of Whitney Beach Plaza).


SALE Sat, Aug 14, 9 to 3. Golf equipment, toys,
bikes, clothes, misc. 2208 Ave B, Holmes Beach.
NICHOLE'S YARD SALE Clothing, household
items, children's books, toys, bicycle, skates. 108
Crescent, Anna Maria. Sat & Sun, Aug 14 & 15, 9
to 2.


HONDA PRELUDE 1981 with 140,000 miles and
still ticking. Rusty from the beach but excellent me-
chanically. $850 firm. 778-9392.


FISHING ABOARD the "FISH HOEK" with Captain
Mitch Cockrell on 17' boat. 1/2,3/4 & full day char-
ters. Snook, tarpon, trout & redfish. 745-1361.
BAY CRUISES, Egmont Key or Sunset. Custom-
ized to you. Economical. Shaded and open deck.
Very comfortable for up to 6 persons. Call 794-
5605


MOHAWK CANOE Like new. $200 firm. 1 Oft long.
Also, Fun cycle. 3 wheel, low to the ground, $150.
778-0262.

BUY IT! SELL IT! FIND IT!
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED.



SECRETARY/OFFICE MANAGER for local envi-
ronmental consulting firm. WordPerfect and Lotus
skills a plus. Resume to Florida Permitting Inc.
5306 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach FL 34217.
778-9584.
PART TIME Day manager for Ice Cream/Sandwich
shop. Mon-Fri, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $5 hour.
Call Sue's Homemade Ice Cream. 778-3728.
HOUSEKEEPER WANTED Reliable, non-smoker.
Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast.
778-6335.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED
The best news in town and the best results from
classified ads and services!


MATURE COMPANION Do you need a mature
companion in your home? Non-smoker, island resi-
dent, cook, drive, etc. Part-time, not live-in. 778-
8216.


CHILD CARE Any age. Mature woman to care for
children by the hour or overnight while you go out
for the evening. 778-0262.
ISLAND GARDENER will turn your boring land-
scape into a yard bursting with blooming flowers
and color. For beautiful ornamentals, perfect for the
beach environment all summer, call 778-2260.


Improve

your

business

weekly!
This ad in the
Islander Bystander
costs as low as
$12.11
weekly
... and you will really
get results.


Setaiis
PERSONALIZED AUTO DETAILING

$85 SPECIAL *
Full car detailing including ...
WASH WAX SHAMPOO
SEngine & Underbody Cleaning & Protection
All Leather & Vinyl Conditioned
Tires & Trim Dressed & MUCH MORE!
We welcome you to enjoy full AUTO and BOAT
detail service at your home or business,
by appointment completely at your convenience.
We use absolutely the finest products for
your car and for the environment. Since 1985.
For a cleaner car, call today. We do Boats too!
CALL MOBILE SERVICE NUMBER: 356-4649
(or leave a message for Damon at 778-9392)
*$85 includes most car models.


ISLANDER AMI]


IF YOU KNOW NEWS ...

PLEASE, GIVE US A CALL AT 778-7978.
If you know something that would be of interest to Islanders, don't hesitate to
call. We're interested in stories about people and events that have to do with
Anna Maria Island. Kids, adults, grandparents. From anniversary parties to
garden club meetings ... there's always something happening and there will
always be someone who wants to know about it.
Call or write:
Islander Bystander
Island Shopping Center
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Holmes Beach FL 34217
(813) 778-7978






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PINE-SOL PATTY & CO We do everything! Light
cleaning, spring cleaning, WINDOWS, moving
help, organizing, whatever! 18 1/2 years on this
Island! (20% discount to Tom Selleck). 778-9217.

A-CLEANING SERVICE Generic pricing, quality
cleaning. Medical Attorney Commercial Resi-
dential. Bonded, Insured. 778-7231.

AUTO & BOAT DETAILING at your home, office,
or dock-at your convenience. Complete detailing
includes wash, wax, shampoo, engine & underbelly
cleaning, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and much more. Protect your investment.
Call Damon on mobile number 356-4649.

VAN-GO PAINTING 15 yrs experience. Residen-
tial/Commercial, Interior/Exterior, Pressure Clean-
ing, Wallpaper hanging. Island resident with Island
references. Call Bill Chamberlin at 778-5455.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodel-
ing specialist. State licensed and insured. Many
island references. 778-2993.
ON THE ROCKS Bartending Services. Private par-
ties or any occasion. 794-5947.

MONTGOMERY'S CERAMIC TILE SERVICE.
Professional repairs & installation. Fully insured
and a Manatee County resident for 25 years. Call
Ken Montgomery for your free estimate today at
792-9252.

ALUMINUM VINYL INSTALLATION. Remodel-
ing & repairs. Screen rooms, soffit & fascia, roof-
overs, carports, etc. LIC #RX0051318. Insured, refer-
ences, reasonable prices. Rex Roberts 795-3757.
FAT CAT HOME WATCH Will care for your home
or condo while your are away. Call Jon Kent mo-
bile #745-4723 for information.
WILL EDIT/re-write your memoirs, short stories or
novels. Military journalism, newspaper, technical
manuals experience. Reasonable fee. 778-6142
anytime.


WORKING MOMS Shaklee offers the best of both
worlds. Work from home, have unlimited income,
free cars, travel and more. Call 778-4629.


ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR condo in Bayou Condos
available. Approximately Sept 1st. Unfurnished.
Coin washer & dryer. Bay view. $550 month plus
electric & security. Anna Maria Realty, Inc. 778-
2259.
HOLMES BEACH Furnished 2BR condo, pool,
utilities included. $795 month thru Dec 1993. 778-
0794 or (407) 846-8741.


HOLMES BEACH Furnished 1BR condo. AnnuaVl/
$495 month. Seasonal/$695 month thru Dec 1993.
778-0794 or (407) 846-8741.
ANNA MARIA Furnished 1 and 2BR apartment,
gulf/bay view, pool, patio. $550/$650 month in-
cludes utilities. 211 S Bay Blvd. 778-2896.

UNFURNISHED ISLAND RENTALS
Bayfront Executive Home-Key Royale
3/2, pool, dock, $1600-$1800.
Large family home
4/3, pool, deep water, $1500.
307 57th St, 3/2.
Island in the Sun 1 Months rent FREE,
2/2, pool, $600.
Gulf Gardens-2/2, $525.
604 North Shore 1/1 $425.
Neal & Neal Rentals, Inc.
813-778-9477 or 1-800-422-6325.

CUTE 1BR apartment, fully furnished, utilities in-
cluded. $450 month. Also available 93'-94' season.
Evenings 778-4715.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED, over 1200 sq. ft. w/2
decks & garage. 2/2, 1 blk. from beach. $700 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty. 778-7244 or 778-2151.


MOBILE HOME with cover over roof and add on. 2
Florida rooms and large front porch. On large lot with
view of bay. One block to beach on island. ONLY
$8,500 OBO. Must be 45 years of age. 778-6330.
RIVER FRONT LOT 100 x 200 ft. 10 minutes to
Downtown Bradenton. $45,000. Call 778-7980.
BY OWNER Perico Bay Club, 2 bedroom, 2 bath
townhouse with loft. Ceramic tile throughout lower
level. Asking $112,000. 792-2841.
CANAL FRONT LOT for sale by owner. Corner of
Tern & Gladiolus, Anna Maria. $99,000. Nego-
tiable. 778-4084.


LOW COST health insurance. $10,000,000. On the
job coverage, small groups, prescriptions included.
Preferred provider hospitals. Over 10 years expe-
rience. Call 778-2324.


Thank you St Jude! Thanks, you who made me see
everything and showed me the way to reach my goal.
You, who gave the divine gift to forgive and forget the
wrong that is done to me and you are in all instances
of my life with me. I thank you for everything and con-
firm once more that I never want to be separated from
you, no matter how great the material desires may be.
I want to be with you and my loved ones in your per-
petual glory. Thank you for your love toward me and
my loved ones. (A person must recite this prayer 3 con-
secutive days without asking for any favor. After the third
day, the favor will be granted, no matter how difficult the
favor may be. A person must promise to publish this dia-
logue as soon as the favor is granted.) JB


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HOW TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD

THE DEADLINE IS NOON ON MONDAY FOR WEDNESDAY'S PAPER
Classifieds need to be placed in person at our office after all, who can afford to
invoice for our low fee of $3.00? Our office is located at 5400A Marina Drive, in the
Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach. We're on the corner between D. Coy
Ducks and the laundromat. Hours 8 to 5, Monday thu Friday, Saturday 9 to 2.

CLASSIFIED RATES:
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Additional lines: $1 each, Boxes $1,
Headlines 100 per word.
For more information, call 778-7978.


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Owner: Ed Panzarella
795-7772


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Bradenton, FL 34209
(Behind Discount Auto Parts)


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