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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


JULY 18, 1996


ISLANDER


BYSI II.I I


Arnold in serious but stable condition


Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy Arnold is in seri-
ous but stable condition after emergency surgery Sat-
urday afternoon to correct an abdominal aortic aneu-
rysm.
Arnold, 66, complained of lower back pain earlier
Saturday. He and his wife, Millie, drove to Blake Medi-
cal Center, where doctors discovered an artery carry-


Anchorage

scrambles after

'transformer'

departure
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
At least three anticipated business transformations
in Anna Maria, Cortez and Sarasota are at a standstill
with the "transformer" apparently out of the picture and
out of town.
After foreclosure for $3.5 million debt, the An-
chorage property in Anna Maria is scheduled for sale
on the courthouse steps next Thursday, July 25.
Prospects for the sale of the A.P. Bell Co. fish
house in Cortez have gone from slim to none.
Litigation may be on the way over Anthony's
Lobster and Steak House in the Sarasota Quay.
The attorney for one of the former owners of the
Anthony's property, Kevin Drake of Sarasota, said the
man who was involved in all three undertakings, An-
thony DeFeo, hasn't been seen "for a couple of weeks"
but is believed to be in Key West.
DeFeo is out of the Anchorage, said Phil Seay, of
Seay Brothers Properties, Atlanta, which owns the
property. "We have several options for the Anchorage,
but he's no longer one of them," Seay said.
And DeFeo is out of the Anna Maria Oyster Bar,
said manager John Home. The Anna Maria issues are
at a "very sensitive stage right now," Seay said, and he
"just can't talk about it yet"
As for Cortez, DeFeo approached Walter Bell,
president of A.P. Bell, in March with an offer of about
$4.5 million, said company spokesperson Karen Bell.
DeFeo said he wanted the large fish house for process-
ing and storage of seafood for his restaurants.
He planned to reopen the Anchorage, DeFeo said,
and was in the process of remodeling the landmark
restaurant property.
Involved in the foreclosure are the Anchorage and
parking areas on 12 lots on both sides of Pine Street on
Anna Maria's waterfront.
Prentiss Properties Union Partners, L.P., a Dela-
ware corporation, brought action against Ben and Phil
Seay, Seay Brothers Properties, Citizens and Southern
Bank of Florida, NationsBank of Florida, and Barnett
Bank of Southwest Florida.
The original note was for $4 million, but it was paid
down, with interest, so the present bill is $3,536,024.75,
according to the court action. In granting the foreclosure,
12th Judicial Circuit Judge Paul E. Logan set the time for
sale to the highest bidder at 11 am. Thursday, July 25, on
the Manatee County Courthouse steps.
Seay can keep the property, however, by paying
the $3.5 million-plus any time before the sale.
Attorney Drake said the Anthony's restaurant matter
in Sarasota is "very delicate" at the moment and "may be
heading that way" to litigation. DeFeo took over the
large restaurant, formerly Jack's Chophouse and the
Downunderjazz bar at the Sarasota Quay, earlier this year,
renaming it Anthony's and the Blue Room.
DeFeo's plans for both restaurants were to serve
seafood flown direct from Maine where he said he had
interests in a lobster fleet. That was where the Cortez
fish house was to come into his plan.
Karen Bell said Bell executives, descendants of
fishermen who have themselves spent their lives in the


ing blood from the heart to Arnold's legs was twice
normal size. Surgeons performed emergency surgery
that evening.
He was in intensive care Tuesday. Doctors were
hoping to remove a ventilator that assists Arnold's
breathing. The have said the next few days are crucial
to Arnold's successful recovery.


Arnold was elected mayor in December. He also
served on the council from 1986 to 1988, when he left
office to unsuccessfully run against Katie Pierola for
mayor. He is a retired school teacher and has also
worked for a number of large hotel chains. Arnold is
married and has eight children and 14 grandchildren.
He moved to Bradenton Beach full-time 15 years ago.


'Hoops'


Wendy Newman of Ft. Myers mailed in several entries for the KINSA contest featuring her children but this one
turned out to be the winner in the fifth week of the Kodak International Snapshot Awards. The abstract patterns and
striking color in "Hoops" were created by Newman's daughter swimming under water through anchored hoops
similar to the popular '60s pastime, hula hoops. The contest, sponsored by The Islander Bystander, continuesfor
just one more week with the final deadline for entries on Friday, July 19, at 5p.m. Local winners collect a prize
from Kodak, a "mullet" T-shirt from the newspaper and a $50 gift certificate from the Sandbar restaurant. Contest
rules are available at the newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


Island Mayors' Hurricane


Conference 7
An Island Mayors' Hurricane Conference is set for
7 p.m. July 22 at St. Bernard Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive in Holmes Beach.
The schedule is as follows:
Introduction Mayor Bob VanWagoner,
Holmes Beach.
Discussion of hurricane storm systems, class,
.warning methods Meteorologist Dan Sobien, Na-
tional Weather Service.
Role of the American Red Cross Peter
McMahon.
County disaster preparations- Disaster Pre-
paredness Coordinators Don Reid and Mike Makar,
Manatee County.
Island Emergency Operations Center Sgt. John

fishing business, had reservations from the first.
DeFeo gave them just 10 days to accept his offer
and "quibbled back and forth" about whether he wanted
to keep 13 big Bell fishing boats, she said. And he told
the Bells he wanted io develop a nitrogen freezer for
lobster: "Why would he fly live lobster here and then
freeze them? It's only sensible to freeze them where
you catch them."
Besides, Walter Bell said, he didn't want to collect
a lot of money on the sale only to pass most of it along
to the Internal Revenue Service. "If I have to sit here
and starve with or without the plant I might as
well do it with."


p.m. Monday
Cosby, Bradenton Beach Police Department.
Island evacuation and return procedures Chief
Jay Romine, Holmes Beach Police department.
Role of the U. S. Coast Guard Senior Chief
Petty Officer Diane Bucci.
Boat preparation and protection Bob
Jorgensen, U.S. Power Squadron.
Citizen responsibilities Chief Karen Windon,
Manatee County Emergency Operations Center.
Proposal for community collaboration Coun-
cilman Don Maloney, Holmes Beach.
Question and answer period.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Hollywood discovers Cortez........................... 2
Opinions .............................. ............ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Island Poet .................................... ........... 10
Stir-it-up .................................................. 16
Streetlife ................................................. 18
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 20
Coast lines ........................................ ........... 22
Crossword puzzle .......................................... 28


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The cameras are rolling in Cortez


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
You might not notice it driving east or west on the
main thoroughfare of Cortez Road. But the waterfront
stretch of the historic Cortez fishing village is abuzz.
Hollywood has arrived.
Twentieth Century Fox is producing a modem ad-
aptation of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" set
in Florida and New York City from the 1970s through
the present About 25 scenes from the main character's
boyhood are being shot in Cortez. The director is
Alonso Cuaron, acclaimed for the recent remake of "A
Little Princess."
Filming began last week and is scheduled to con-
tinue, off and on, through mid-August, according to
production publicist Lauren Strogoff. Of course, things
change daily in this fast-paced industry.
A wardrobe trailer and catering tents, trucks of all
sizes, mammoth high-towered light panels and a pro-
duction crew of well over 100 people have taken over.
Everyone seems to have a mobile phone. Hammers
pound, motors whir. Where are the stars?
Ethan Hawke stars as Finn (Pip in the novel) from
the age of 17. He was not in Cortez last Friday but does
have some scenes in Cortez as does Gwyneth Paltrow
as Estella.
Robert DeNiro plays Lustig, the convict. He is not
scheduled for shoots in Cortez or at Sarasota's
Ca'd'Zan, the John Ringling residence, but he will be
filmed "at an undisclosed location in this area," says
Strogoff. Anne Bancroft will be at the Ca'd'Zan man-
sion in the role of the eccentric Nora Dinsmore (Miss
Havisham in the novel).
Friday's shooting centered in the interior of Alcee
Taylor's 1920s residence, N.E. Taylor Boat Works,
which was chosen as the site of the boyhood home Finn



One of "the keys" is
British production
designer Tony
Burroughs, center, who
received an Academy
Award nomination for
his work on "Richard
III." The look of the
1920s Taylor Boat
Works site is presently
in his hands. Islander
Photo: Cynthia Finn


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Hopes for overturning the ban on net fishing
have gotten a boost with word that a potent legal
combat unit might take up arms in the battle.
The Florida branch of the American Civil Lib-
erties Union will be given information upon which
a legal fight just possibly could be based.
The information is being presented in a letter
written by Cortez's Karen Bell, a leading warrior in
the original battle against the net ban. She said the
new development began when members of the
Florida Humanities Council toured Cortez last
month.
"A member of the council from St Petersburg
took an interest in Cortez' problems after talking
with some of us, and it turned out she is a member
of the ACLU's St. Petersburg chapter," Bell said.
"She wanted me to list issues that could be the
basis to challenge the net ban on constitutional
grounds. She wanted information she could take to
the state organization for us. That's a really pow-
erful organization when it wants to be."


Alcee Taylor's house in Cortez is in a number of scenes in the under-production film, "Great Expectations,"
starring Robert DiNiro, Anne Bancroft and Ethan Hawke. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


shares with Uncle Joe (Chris Cooper) and Joe's wife
Maggie (Kim Dickens).
Giant silver air-conditioning ducts pipe cold air
into the home until the big lights turn on, shooting re-
sumes and it's all quiet on the set. Filming is not vis-
ible from outside.
Alcee, 73, is staying on the Island during all the
excitement, which included the removal of nearly all of


his and his wife Betty's belongings weeks ago to ac-
commodate several interior and exterior renovations
and the redesign of the interior.
Alcee may not be sleeping at home, but he's on
the set daily, sitting in the shade of his rustic carport
like any other day, while all the professionals go about
their business. He has not been in the house since the
filming crew took over but he says he sure likes what
they've done to his family homestead.
"Maybe some of this will help keep the old home
going another 70 years," he says.
A young man from Venice, Don Badalamenti,
joins Alcee in the shade for a few minutes. He is one
of the doubles for actor Jeremy Kissner, cast as Finn at
the age of 10. Badalamenti thinks he might be filmed
in one boat chase scene with DeNiro but he's not sure
where or when.
Kissner, not in sight, is a newcomer as is Raquel
Baudin in the role of the young Estella.
Strogoff says director Cuaron is very good with
children and likes to work with first-time actors "for
their freshness and spontaneity."
Over in the catering tent, Sandy Kay of Clearwater
prepares for her fourth 12-plus-hour day at the Cortez
set. Her 11-year-old, Joe, has landed his first job in the
business, also playing Kissner's double.
She shows some amateur photos of Joe that were
used, to her surprise, by Independent Casting of
Tampa, to get him the job.
"I just got these professional shots in yesterday,"
she says. "We're very excited about what may come
from all this. They're all telling me he's a natural."
At another table, a group of men wait for their of-
ficial check-in as fishermen extras. They were con-
tacted by Independent Casting the night before in re-
sponse to photographs they'd sent after reading ads in
the newspaper.
Stu Shaw of Sarasota isn't sure he's going to wait
it out. His wife Phyllis says she sent in the photo with-
out his permission. An hour later Shaw is waiting
again, but he's been to wardrobe and outfitted, down
to the old boots.
Many hours later Shaw and the other extras are still
waiting but they've been treated to a lunch of steak,
grouper or chicken courtesy of the film's caterer, One
Step Catering "the Bad Boyz of Catering" from
Orlando.
Caterer Tony Abbruzzese says he's been in the
business for 13 years.
"Yeah," he says, "we've done tons of movies.
Stars? Yeah, we know 'em all. It's no big deal."
Frank Blomgren of Englewood, another fisherman
extra, has not lost his zeal for this first adventure into
the motion pictures despite the wait.
"Sending my picture in was kind of a lark," says
the 66-year-old. "I was really excited when they called
last night. And if they don't shoot us today but they say
come back Monday heck, I'll definitely be back."
Stars? Heck, there still just weren't any in sight.
Unless they were somehow mistaken for regular folks.


At least two issues leaped to mind, she said:
Property rights, in that net fishermen "were
not fairly compensated for their boats" by the state
when their livelihood was shut down.
A constitutional question in how the proposi-
tion was put on the ballot in 1994.
Voters approved the net ban in a statewide bal-
lot in the November 1994 general election, and the
prohibition against gillnetting in inshore waters
went into effect a year ago this month.
Sports fishing interests, in an expensive and
bitter campaign, presented the net ban as an eco-
logical matter, that doing away with commercial
fishing inshore would restore depleted fisheries.
They claim now that it is doing just that.
Tom Wallin, former member of the Florida Ma-
rine Fisheries Commission and now on the Gulf of
Mexico Fishery Management Council, says, "Sure,
and there would also be more fish if recreational
fishing were banned."
Bell's family's A.P. Bell Co., last major fish
house in Cortez, is doing half as much the business
as it did before the ban, she says.


ACLU sought to continue


legal battle against net ban







THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 18, 1996 M PAGE 3 EIG


Fire budget passes unanimously


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The 1996-97 fire district budget passed unani-
mously last week with the hiring of a part-time train-
ing officer still up in the air.
The Anna Maria Fire Control District Commission
voted last month to share a training officer with the
Westside Fire District. Each district would pay half the
cost of the officer's salary and benefits, or $22,000.
However, Chief Andy Price told the commission
that Westside commissioners had not yet committed to
the hiring. Commissioners agreed to wait for a response


from Westside before making a final decision.
The 1996-97 budget shows an income of $1,167,000,
an increase of $119,300 over last year's income of
$1,047,700. The largest increase in expenses was in pay-
roll. The 1996-97 payroll is $543,500, an increase of
$86,500 over last year's payroll of $457,000.
The payroll increase reflects the training officer's
salary as well as salaries of four firefighters hired in Janu-
ary, a three-percent Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)
increase for all employees and an additional three percent
salary adjustment for all high risk employees.
Commissioner Glenn Bliss said he is unhappy with


Holmes Beach millage remains unchanged


Holmes Beach residents will pay the same millage
rate as they have for the past four years.
The council agreed last week to keep the 1996-97
millage at 1.75 and take $119,930 from the reserves to
make up the difference in operating expenses of
$1,934,425 and revenue of $1,814,495.
In the 1995-96 budget $7,660 was taken out of the
reserves to make up the difference in operating ex-
penses of $1,821,967 and revenue of $1,737,139.
In his budget message to council, Mayor Bob
VanWagoner noted that $112,000 of the difference is
to pay four percent cost of living increases to employ-
ees and add two employees an assistant director of
public works and a deputy clerk. In addition, the code
enforcement officer's salary will be increased.
The police department's budget increased 2.4
percent from $921,984 to $961,461. Asset purchases
for the department include $21,000 for a patrol ve-
hicle, $5,000 for laptop computers, $2,400 for a ra-
dar unit, $3,600 for 800 MHz radios, $1,200 for of-
fice chairs, $400 for a document shredder and
$4,000 for an intelligence receiver. A new $16,954
patrol boat will be paid for with grant funds.
The general government budget increased 10 per-
cent from $340,555 to $428,109. Asset purchases in-
clude $5,000 for computer upgrades and software and
$2,000 miscellaneous.
The public works budget increased 10 percent from


$559,428 to $661,809. Asset purchases include
$12,000 for a pickup truck, $6,500 for a computer and
software and $2,000 for miscellaneous.
Councilman Ron Robinson questioned $50,000 in
the public works budget for the repair of the seawall be-
tween 72nd and 74th Streets.
"I have a problem with that," he said. "If people are
using docks on the city's seawall, they should be con-
tributing enough money to maintain the seawall."
The city is responsible for maintaining the seawall,
said the mayor.
"According to the (T-end canal) ordinance, the
city is not leasing the space," explained City Clerk
Leslie Ford. "Property owners of the Bay Palms
Subdivision have a deeded right to use a boat space,
and they have been permitted to build docks. Their
docks are in the water, not tied to the seawall. The
city did not guarantee what it would do if the seawall
needs to be replaced, but it did not give up owner-
ship of the seawall."
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said he feels
it's a potentially dangerous situation.
The millage rate will be established on July 16 at
a 7 p.m. meeting. Council will discuss the mayor's
suggestion to increase salaries $100 per month for the
council and mayor on July 23 at 9 a.m. The tentative
dates for the two public hearings on the budget are
Sept. 3 and Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.


the percentage increase for COLA.
"We can't keep up with the other fire districts ev-
ery year," he noted. "There has to be a stopping point."
"If we don't keep up, we'll get too far behind and
five or ten years down the road we'll have a real prob-
lem," Commissioner Marty Duytschaver explained.
"When I was working on it earlier in the year, I was
trying to bring everybody up to speed this time, and
then put in the three percent to give us a cushion."


Anna Maria City
7/18, 7:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board
7/22, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
7/23, 10 a.m., Parking Committee
7/23, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
7/18, 7 p.m., Council meeting, CANCELED
7/22, 7 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
7/23, 7 p.m., Dock Study Committee
7/24, 7 p.m., Appeals Board

Holmes Beach
7/18, 9 a.m., Planning Commission
7/23, 9 a.m., Council work session
7/25, 9 a.m., Planning Commission

Of Interest
7/20, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
7/22, 9:30 a.m., Metropolitan Planning
Organization, Sudakoff Hall, USF campus,
Sarasota.
7/22, 7 p.m., Island Hurricane Conference,
St. Bernard Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach.
S7/25, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic Associa-
tion, Bradenton Beach City Hall.


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'Red tide war' campaign plans three-fold strike


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Organization and development now finished, the
war against red tide launched its operations phase this
week with three concrete moves.
Jim Patterson announced the initial steps Tuesday
at a news conference at Mote Marine Laboratory.
Patterson, ex-mayor of Longboat Key, is founding
president of START, or Solution to Avoid Red Tide.
1. START's first contract, under which Mote sci-
entists will study levels of nutrients that apparently
nurture red tide in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract is
for $12,000 in START money, which the Selby Foun-
dation almost certainly will match to raise the contract
to $24,000, Patterson said.
2. A marine biologist, Dr. Don Anderson, who
works mainly out of Wood's Hole, Mass., has been
retained for an ambitious program. He is the leading
authority on marine blooms, such as red tide, in the
Gulf of Mexico as well as off Maine, Washington state,
Indonesia, Japan and the Middle East, said Patterson.
He will receive $89 an hour.
3. Anderson will see almost at once to another con-
tract, this one to do a historical review of blooms
worldwide, find what has been done by various agen-
cies and governments and what is planned.
He and Anderson agree, said Patterson, that what
is wrong with the red tide picture is that "there has been


no leadership, no focus on how to control the problem.
"We will work with him to provide that leadership
and focus," Patterson continued. "A major thrust early
on will be to lobby the federal government to make this
a federal interest."
Target of any effort will be the algae that comes
and goes, blooms and fades, in oceans of the world.
Tinting waters red at its most virulent stage, it kills fish,
emits a gas that irritates human tissue and just weeks
ago was found to be the cause of death of more than
150 manatees this year.
"This harm to warm-blooded mammals makes it a
far more serious problem that we previously believed,"
said Patterson.
He envisions START as the leader in organizing
the diverse efforts to combat the infestations.
"A lot of money is being spent on it," he said. "But
it's for studies done in pockets here and there and it's
not coordinated. They concentrate on monitoring red
tide, studying its nature. Nobody has come up with a
focus on managing it, controlling it.
"That is what START is set up to do."
He and three other area leaders have incorporated
START and applied for tax-exempt status with the In-
ternal Revenue Service.
Incorporators with Patterson are Ed Chiles,
Anna Maria Island restaurateur; Dr. Richard Shriner
of Siesta Key; and Art Falls, Sarasota businessman.


Title dates back to Bean and McKinley
Margaret Chapman of Anna Maria, standing beside a portrait of early Island homesteader George Bean, has
donated a thick abstract of title connected to the Anna Maria Motel to the Anna Maria Historical Museum.
President William McKinley signed 124 north-end acres over to Bean's heirs in 1899. In 1950 Chapman's
parents, Paul and Norene Carlisle, bought the motel which was built within that parcel in 1949 and remained
in the family until 1989. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn.


Anna Maria to 'notice'


Lake LaVista docks


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
The city of Anna Maria will retain ownership
of a small Lake LaVista waterfront parcel on
Lakeview Drive that was deeded to the city de-
cades ago. But seven privately owned docks may
have to go.
Originally, access to the area was limited to
residents of the Lake LaVista subdivision. City
Attorney Bob Hendrickson told commissioners
July 9 that in his opinion the private restriction is
not enforceable against a municipality.
That being the case, commissioners decided
by consensus to hold onto the parcel for public
use. That use may include the future construction
of a common dock possibly a fishing dock with
land access perhaps limited to pedestrians and
bicyclists.


First, however, is the matter of the legality and
the liability of the seven docks which are in poor
shape.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said he
has found one repair permit but no record that any
of the docks were ever permitted for construction.
He is concerned about the city's liability for any
injury since they are on public property.
Hendrickson said the burden is on the residents
to prove that the docks are properly permitted.
Charnock received permission from commis-
sioners to post notices on the docks giving owners
a set amount of time to step forward and provide
proof of permitting.
A recent real estate transaction on Crescent
Drive prompted the city inquiry into the parcel.
City Attorney Jim Dye's research concluded the
last public records show that the city is the owner.


All are unpaid.
Its basic organization chart includes a key repre-
sentative from each of the nine counties in Southwest
Florida, who serve as presidents of their respective
county chapters.
Manatee County's representative at this point is
environmental activist Lynn French, with whom
Patterson said he intends to meet "right away."
Once the tax exemption is granted, the non-
profit organization "will start raising funds among
the big-money sources." High on the list is the fed-
eral government, and a strong start looks encourag-
ing there: Florida Congressmen Miller, Goss,
Bilirakis and Young have arranged a $2.4 million
add-on to appropriations legislation to battle red
tide, Patterson said.
"Now were starting on the Senate side, with Sena-
tor Graham and Senator Mack. They seem quite favor-
ably disposed."
So far $50,000 has come in to the organization
"just from the publicity we haven't ever asked any-
one for a dime. Not yet, anyway."
As for scoffers world wide who have said the prob-
lem is just too big to be handled, Patterson said:
"There were people 40 years ago at Bradenton
Beach and Longboat Key who said we couldn't build
houses there, that the mosquitoes would eat people up.
Humans beat the mosquito and we'll beat the red tide."


City hopes to


legalize


rentals before


limiting them
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Is renting in a residential district considered conduct-
ing a business?
The question has plagued the Homes Beach City
Council in its recent attempts to set limits on the lengths
of rentals in the R-1, R-2 and R-3 districts. Rentals in the
R-1AA and R-4 districts are already limited by other or-
dinances, which contain an exception for renting real es-
tate.
Last week the council agreed to ask City Attorney
Patricia Petruff to write a new definition that would legal-
ize rentals in residential districts. Petruff has maintained
that renting in residential districts is considered conduct-
ing a business, which is prohibited in the R-l, R-2 and R-
3 districts.
In a July 2 letter Petruff pointed out that during recent
discussions on a proposed ordinance to limit residential
rentals, the council has become aware of possible viola-
tions of the existing code.
"Now that the city has been made aware of the activi-
ties which are occurring on these properties, the city must
make a determination as to whether or not it is appropri-
ate to require a further investigation by the code enforce-
ment division," she said.
"The attorney says we're getting in deeper and deeper
trouble because people are saying, 'I'm doing this against
your code,'" Mayor Bob VanWagoner said. "I'm respon-
sible for enforcing the code, so I'm asking you to help me.
Do you want me to enforce the code or do you want to
back up and reconsider the definition?"
"There's a difference between renting a candy store
and renting a house," Councilman Don Maloney noted.
"There's not just one definition for conducting a business.
How do you sell a house or have a garage sale or operate
your own home business if business is forbidden?"
Jeff Gerry of White Sands resort said the mayor
should enforce the code now and not wait until the defi-
nition is changed.
"The definition includes all rentals," Council Chair-
man Luke Courtney noted.

Employee meetings stalled
The committee studying Bradenton Beach em-
ployee benefits will not meet again until late summer.
The volume of other meetings in the city, specifically
budget talks, have caused the committee to postpone its
gatherings until at least August.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 18, 1996 0 PAGE 5 IG3

Sparks fly at Island transportation meeting


By Paul Roat
It looks as if leadership of an Island transportation
group will retain the status quo, at least for a few more
months.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner's motion
to rotate chairmanship away from Anna Maria Mayor
Chuck Shumard to himself died for a lack of a second
Monday during the Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting.
The session turned feisty as Shumard and
VanWagoner traded jabs about who could better rep-
resent the Island to the regional transportation plan-
ning group, the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization. The chair of the Island group
sits on the MPO.
"I am the legal chairman of the ITPO and a mem-
ber of the MPO," Shumard said. "I am representing all
three Island cities, something that was not done it the
past When Bradenton Beach had the chairmanship, all
that was accomplished was done in Bradenton Beach.
The same thing was true in Holmes Beach with the Key
Royale Bridge. Nothing was done in Anna Maria.
"What bothers me is we are destroying the ITPO
and I'm afraid we will make a mess of the MPO,"
Shumard continued, addressing VanWagoner's desire
to rotate the seat back to Holmes Beach. "I believe
we're picking it apart."
"We're not picking it apart, we're putting it back
together," VanWagoner said. "I'd like to get rid of the
ITPO and get Holmes Beach a seat ourselves on the
MPO. I believe Holmes Beach is taking it on the nose
here and I don't like it, and I believe it was wrong of
you to say our predecessors did not represent all the
island."
"I had someone come up to me and ask me if I
could have Bob VanWagoner speak for me on the
MPO and I said no, I would not, and I was offended by
that. I don't want anyone to speak for me. I'll speak for
myself," Shumard said.
After the exchange, VanWagoner proposed his
motion that would have:
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Beach; 'humps'
Maybe the third time will be the charm for Frank
Harrison.
Harrison made his third appearance before the
Bradenton Beach City Council in five years last week.
His petition to the city council has not changed over the
years he still wants speeding drivers to slow down
on his street.
"It's an accident waiting to happen," Harrison said
of the handful of speeding cars that regularly travel on
11th Street South where he lives.
As he spoke, several small children squirmed in
their seats. The children prompted his repeated city hall
visits due to all kid's tendency to dart into the road -
and into the path of an oncoming car.
"This is a 500-foot-long street," Harrison said of
11th Street South. "Cars hit 35 or 40 mph before they
get to the end. I'd like a permanent solution to the prob-
lem, speed bumps or something. I've offered to pay for
them, Councilman John Kaufmann [who also lives on
the street] has offered to pay for them. Our big concern
is those kids we don't want the kids hurt."
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When the ITPO was formed, chairmanship was
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Bradenton Beach for another two. When former
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chair, he opted to drop out of the chairmanship after
one year, spurring the rotation to Anna Maria again.


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unsure if speed bumps could be placed on a public
street, but vowed to research the matter prior to the next
city council meeting and bring back a report.
Problems with speeding cars are nothing new to
neighborhoods. Sarasota neighborhood leaders protested
what they called "cut-through" traffic through quiet resi-
dential streets about six years ago and demanded action.
The Sarasota solution was something called "speed
humps." Contrary to smaller speed bumps which only
jar cars traveling at high speeds across them, speed
humps are large mounds of asphalt, clearly marked,
which force traffic to slow to 10 or 15 mph or risk hav-
ing serious damage done to the vehicle's undercarriage.
Neighbors at first were uncertain if the speed hump
proposal would work. Several sites with severe speed-
ing problems received model speed humps and, after
several years, the devices were deemed effective.
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Get back to work
Could the "good ol' days" of inter-city bickering
again be coming to Anna Maria Island?
If the last Island Transportation Planning Organi-
zation meeting is any indication, the relative peace of
the last few years between the three cities on this 10-
mile-long strip of sand is indeed over.
Former Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger
was not nominated for a second term as chair of the advi-
sory group to the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization. The MPO is the regional transportation
group that decides major traffic issues, like whether
bridges should be built to barrier islands or not.
According to the bylaws of the ITPO, Anna Maria
would take over chairmanship duties in rotation. However,
when Bob VanWagoner took the office of mayor of
Holmes Beach in March, he said his city had been slighted
on chairmanship of ITPO and argued that Holmes Beach
should get another turn, immediately.
VanWagoner, it seems, sought the privilege of the
seat on the MPO as much as he sought election as mayor.
Not so, said Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard.
Your city had its chance and it's my turn now.
When the issue first came up several months ago,
VanWagoner threatened to pull Holmes Beach out of
the Island-wide group and attempt to gain a seat of its
own on the MPO without advising his council of
these intentions.
He reiterated his view Monday. And that's a shame.
The ITPO was founded to provide Islanders with
a voice on the MPO with the opportunity limited to
one seat. Founders like the late Ray Simches knew that
independently they couldn't fight massive bureaucracy
at the high levels of MPO, but by banding together,
they could have a stronger voice and a bigger stick
to club the bureaucrats with.
For six years the group has met monthly to discuss
transportation problems facing all Islanders, be they on
the north tip of Anna Maria or the bayside of Bradenton
Beach. And there were some successes, too, like bike
paths scheduled for Anna Maria and Holmes Beach and
drainage improvements ready to start later this year in
Bradenton Beach.
And, of course, there are no mega-bridges linking
Anna Maria Island with the mainland.
Could it be that without the big bureaucratic bridge
machine to battle, Islanders will turn among themselves
and start bickering? We hope not. There is still too
much left undone in the way of traffic travails on the
Island for the ITPO to rest on its laurels or start club-
bing each other over the head with them.
Stop the in-fighting and get back to work. In this
case, the person delivering the message is not anywhere
near as important as the message that Islanders have a
unified front to the rest of the world.

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Clamor of bureaucracy


POPs cork progress
in Holmes Beach
It seems the majority of Anna Maria residents are
POPs People Opposing Progress.
For the most part, their opposition to change is
understandable. POPs are very content, usually suc-
cessful, and satisfied with the way things are. They
might even long for a little more of the "good old
days."
After all, who needs: better traffic flow (there is
nowhere to go in a hurry anyway), new school facili-
ties (they have no kids in school and, besides, parents
should pay for schooling), music in bars, in-home busi-
nesses, cellular phones, and tourists or visitors (they
just cause congestion)? Thoughts of outside dining, a
new motel, more residents, expanding shopping areas,
more facilities for visitors to enjoy and roundabouts to
keep traffic flowing terrify POPs.
POPs seem to enjoy: daytime TV, driving 12 miles
per hour (with daring 2 mph right turns), watching the
grass grow in their perfectly manicured yards, and a
weekly trip to the cheapest early bird dinner available.
Who needs anything else?
Unfortunately those of us who are not complacent,
feel a need to grow, modernize, improve our options,
and who wish to experiment to try for improvement,
are relegated to atrophy.
Our business community pays a large share of our
tax load and must change, modernize, and sometimes
expand to keep up with competition. Without visitors,
our dining, shopping, and service business will suffer.
The end result will be a lower quality of life for all.
I urge all POPs to consider considering change and
avoid the instinctive knee jerk negative reaction.
Changes are invigorating and new experiences lead to
new solutions and ways to improve and adapt. Experi-
mentation is simply that, and if changes do not result
in improvement, the changes can be canceled. This is
one way our community can learn, grow, and progress.
Clark Leips, Holmes Beach

Blades beat up tennis court
Skateboarding and roller hockey at the new
Holmes Beach tennis courts has resulted in the net be-


By Egan


ing torn down and pulled out of the concrete.
Opposed as I am to skateboarding, it does seem
rather short-sighted that the basketball court next to the
baseball diamond was torn out last year. That was a
perfect place for skateboarding and roller hockey.
Evidently there is a need for a place for these
sports. It seems inconceivable that we can afford
millions for a new city hall, but have children play-
ing in the bank's driveway. Couldn't a slab be
poured somewhere on city property that would serve
this need?
If this practice continues, I am sure that much
money will be spent on new tennis nets and resetting
anchors, not to mention the replacement of the
flower garden edges at the bank.
As indulgent as merchants are about the skate-
boarding, I am sure that they, too, would appreciate
a properly designed area for the two activities.
Kudos to our maintenance team which has repaired
the tennis court damage since I started this letter.
Rosemary Carter, Holmes Beach

Bengy says thank you
I would like to thank all of you who gave cash
donations to me and my mom toward helping us pay
for the trips to Tampa General Hospital twice a week
for my dialysis. Your generosity has helped with
other bills that came up unexpectedly, too.
The doctors said it was out of the ordinary but
mom's kidney was too big for my body and the kid-
ney couldn't function properly. My body did not
reject the kidney I had to have surgery to have it
removed. I am now back on dialysis three times a
week and waiting on the list for another kidney.
Thank again to all of you on the Island for your
help.
Bengy and Tina Raulerson, Bradenton
(Editor's note: Bengy, who just turned 5, was born
with Prune-belly defect His right kidney was removed
when he was 6 months old. Replacement of his left
kidney last April has now proved unsuccessful. Home
True Value Hardware and Peaches Ice Cream & Deli
in the Island Shopping Center, Holmes Beach, continue
to accept donations on behalf of Bengy.)


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STH SE WERE THE AYS
Part 7, Anna Maria Island & the Seminole War, 1835-1842,


by June Alder


In this circa 1837 U.S. Army map of Tampa Bay, Anna Maria was called "Long
Island" and Passage Key was as large as Egmont Key. Besides the temporary
Bunce rancho on Mullet Key, the only other settlement on the whole bay was up
by Fort Brooke where the Seminoles were gathering to be deported.


A SECURE POSITION


On Sept. 11, 1836, the watch com-
mander of the USS Grampus wrote in
the ship's log: "Captain Bunce and his
fishing party shifting their fishing estab-
lishment to Mullet Key." And on Sept.
14: "Got underway with the first of the
flood, and a light breeze from the west,
and made sail for the Anchorage inside
Mullet Key. Capt. Bunce sloops in
Company."
Once settled at the large island to
the north of Egmont Key, William
Bunce took pen in hand to thank Com-
modore Alexander J. Dallas (com-
mander of the West India Squadron,
aboard his flagship, the USS Constella-
tion, Pensacola Bay) for preventing a
Seminole attack on Bunce's on his old
camp on Passage Key.
His letter is most poignant in view
of the deterioration in the relationship
between Bunce and the military that was
to take place in 1837:
"Sir, Permit me to communicate to
you my Sense of the Great Service the
U.S. Schooner Grampus has rendered
me and those under my protection at this
Rancho We are in number 163 men,
women and children 25 only capable
of bearing arms.
"Fortunately we discovered that
Albertar Ha-jo, (or alligator chief) with
about 150 Indians and the assistance of
boats from Charlotte's Harbour would
make a descent on the Island for the
purpose of destroying us all.
"The Grampus lay at some distance.
Comr. Cassin with great exertion hauled
his vessel within musket distance of our
houses, Sent an officer and men on
shore to assist and keep guard at night.
This they continued to do until I could
remove to a more secure position which
I affected a few days since.
"This particular service of the
Grampus was commenced in my ab-
sence, and to the energy of the officers
and men alone I feel confident we owe


our lives at this moment.
"I have located on the Inside of
Mullet Key, the north side of the mouth
of Tampa Bay.
"I must add that we have been uni-
formly and constantly treated with great
kindness by the officers and seamen of
the several ships on this station. I beg
you will continue to give us the protec-
tion we so much require.
"Your Humble Servant, William
Bunce."
Commodore Dallas was so pleased
with Bunce's letter that he enclosed it in
a report to Secretary of the Navy
Mahlon Dickerson on Oct. 4, 1836.
There was really very little of mili-
tary significance for Dallas to report to
Washington then. For the year-long
Florida Indian War had reached a stale-
mate. Angry and frustrated, President
Andrew Jackson changed commanders
for the fifth time. His choice was Major
General Thomas S. Jesup stubborn,
colorless but an Indian fighter like Jack-
son and supremely confident in his abil-
ity to carry out Jackson's "Indian re-
moval" policy.
In the spring of 1837 Jesup man-
aged to get together a conference with
the important Seminole chiefs (all ex-
cept Osceola, about whom Jesup knew
little). Jesup suspected that many of the
chiefs were tired of the war. And he was
right.
At the new Fort Dade, erected on
the spot between Tampa and Fort King
where the Dade Massacre took place in
December 1835, Jesup browbeat the.
chiefs into agreeing to stop fighting and
get out of Florida.
The main inducement was that they
would be able to take their Negro allies
into exile with them.
But there was a catch to this arrange-
ment that would have disastrous conse-
quences both for Gen. Jesup and the
Bunce fishery people on Mullet Key.


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Bradenton Beach docks under study by group


By Paul Roat
A $13,870 price tag to remove and replace two
docks in south Bradenton Beach has prompted council
members to form a committee to look into how and if
the structures can be retained.
The seven-member committee, which will hold its
first meeting July 23 at 7 p.m., is the most recent ac-
tion toward repairing the old docks at the bayfront ends
of Seventh and Eighth Streets South.
Residents in the neighborhood have said the docks
are public, have been repaired using city-paid materi-
als and resident labor in the past and it is the city's re-
sponsibility to maintain them.
Building Official Bill Sanders has said the docks
appear to be on city property, since the piers are at
street ends and the city owns the streets, but he said a
survey of the area should be made to determine true
ownership of the structures.
At the urging of council members last month,
Sanders sought bids for repair or replacement of the
docks. Marine contractors determined that the pilings
and decking was generally in such a state of disrepair


that removal and replacement would be the best option.
Only one marine contractor, Welch Construction of
Holmes Beach, presented a written estimate for the
work: $7,450 to remove and replace the Seventh Street
South dock, $6,420 for the same work at the Eighth
Street South dock.
The dock issue has split the council.
"It's a pre-existing condition," Councilman John
Kaufmann said of the docks, which are within his ward.
"The docks are there, they're used by the public and the
people in the neighborhood, and I think we should
make every effort to preserve those docks."
"I'm not against the docks being there," Council-
man Dick Suhre said. "It's just difficult to justify this
expenditure for public docks that are very restricted in
their use. The docks are dangerous and should be taken
down. Personally, I have a problem justifying to other
citizens spending $14,000 on two docks."
"I don't believe we should say 'tear them down,'"
Councilman Gail Cole said. "I don't see that we should
throw away an asset that can be salvaged. Our duty is
to do for the citizens what they can't do for themselves.


I'd like to see a committee look at the feasibility of the
docks and how they can be retained."
"I've called a lot of people, and everyone said they
were against spending city money on two streets for
docks," Vice Mayor Connie Drescher said. "I'm also
concerned about the precedent that we would set."
"We inherited this problem," Mayor Leroy Arnold
said. "This issue started 30 or 40 years ago when the docks
were first built. We shouldn't try to run away from this.
Ideally, I'd like to see the status quo those docks are
part of the heritage of Bradenton Beach and that neighbor-
hood. The businesses in this city have received special
exceptions from the city, and the council has bent over
backwards to do things for the community. I believe this
is one time we can do something for the residents."
The feasibility committee is headed by Emily Anne
Smith of the architectural firm of Eatman & Smith.
Smith has come up with a proposal to build a series of
docks at street ends and adjacent to public property
throughout the city with the goal of renting dockage
space to boats and netting the city a sizable revenue
force for the next few years.


Snooty turns 48 and you're invited


Snooty the manatee Manatee County's official
mascot and the very first manatee born successfully in
captivity will celebrate his 48th birthday with a free
party for the entire family.
The party will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat-
urday, July 20, in the Spanish Plaza of the South
Florida Museum and the Parker Manatee Aquarium,
201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
Events planned include the annual Wildlife Aware-
ness Festival with booths, programs and exhibits pre-
sented by state conservationists, music by the
Tropicats, children's stories and songs by Aunt Mary
Sunshine, a performance by the Sunshine Express
Cloggers and a musical presentation of the manatee
story, "Marjorie's Magical Tail," by Marc and An-
gelica Mannino. Children's games and free treats and
punch for children will also be available.
Discounted admission to the museum, the
aquarium and the Bishop Planetarium will be offered
during the day. The cost will be $4 for adults and se-
niors and $2 for children ages 5 to 12 years. Children
under 4 will be free. Museum members are always free.
Snooty who weighs 1,250 pounds and is 9 feet
long was born July 21, 1948, at the old Miami
Aquarium. "Baby Snoots" came to Manatee County for
his first visit as part of the DeSoto Celebration in 1949
and returned to Bradenton permanently later that year.
His first home was a small tank at the Bradenton
Municipal Pier, the present site of the Pier Restaurant.
In 1966 the current South Florida Museum was opened
and Snooty was housed in a 12-by-20-by-4-foot-deep
pool. In November 1993, the Parker Aquarium opened,
affording Snooty much more spacious quarters in a
60,000-gallon pool 40-by-25-by-9-feet deep with an
extensive exhibit area.
Snooty has greeted more than a million visitors
over the last four decades and has played an important
role in the education of all ages to the plight of the
manatee and other endangered species of Florida's
ecology. He invites everyone to come join in his spe-
cial party or to visit him during regular museum hours.
For more information, call the South Florida Mu-
seum at 741-4131.


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Holmes Beach Police to train victim advocates


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Police Department is seeking
applications from residents interested in becoming
volunteer victim advocates.
Victim advocates offer various forms of assistance
to crime victims including crisis intervention counsel-


ing; referrals to social service agencies; assistance in
locating emergency food, clothing or shelter; explain-
ing the criminal justice system including the stages of
the case; and accompanying victims to court, deposi-
tions, hearings, and the like.
"The service is currently provided by the Manatee
County Sheriffs Office, but we've run into a few


glitches" explained Chief Jay Romine. "Their program
is grant funded and it's very specific about what types
of cases they can respond to."
In Holmes Beach 60 to 70 percent of cases need-
ing victim advocates are suicides, Romine said. This
is not a high priority for MSO advocates because of the
high volume of cases they handle and the fact that there
are only three advocates for the county.
A 40-hour training course will be provided by the
MSO, beginning in September. Applications are available
at the Holmes Beach Police Department, 5901 Marina
Drive. Applicants will be subject to a background check.
Applications must be returned by Aug. 9.
"I think it will be a benefit to the community and the
police department, because our people have the same
needs as victims in the rest of the county," Romine said.


Mayor vetoes fence ordinance
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner last "conclusions" against the ordinance. He also felt the
week vetoed a ordinance allowing six-foot fences on ordinance would lead to a "change in the visual open-
properties that border on more than one street. The ness of the city's residential (and even commercial)
ordinance was passed by council on July 2. neighborhoods." Discussion on the veto is scheduled
In a memo to council, VanWagoner said his main for-this week's council meeting, which may overrid-
concern was its disregard of the planning commission's den with a vote of four members.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 18, 1996 I PAGE 9 IBj

After much discussion, variance gets 3-1 nod


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Discussion lasted 45 minutes, but in the end a
Tampa couple won approval from the Anna Maria City
Commission July 9 for 9-foot sideyard setbacks at the
Jacaranda Road home they will build.
City codes require a 10-foot side setback for two-
story elevated homes. The lot in question, at 783 Jacar-
anda, is 50 by 100 feet wide. However, its slanted angle
from the road in the shape of a parallelogram results in
a width at mid-lot of only 47 feet.
The vote was 3 to 1 in favor with Commissioner
George McKay dissenting. Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe
was absent.
Gary and Donna Perez requested 8.5-foot setbacks
from the planning and zoning board last month. The
board recommended denial of the variance by a 5-to-
1 vote. When Mr. Perez asked about a 9-foot possibil-
ity, it was suggested that he take his plan to Anna Maria
Fire District Chief Andy Price and then take his
chances with the commission.
Perez met with Price who said his firetrucks could
maneuver to reach the roof within the 9 feet. Perez told
commissioners that the house was designed prior to
discovering the mid-lot problem. Redesigning would
be costly and require extensive modification.
Commissioner Robert McElheny spoke several
times in favor of the request, saying Perez did not cre-
ate the lot problem and citing fire-department accessi-
bility as the origin of the ordinance.
"I think we have a variance procedure for cases just
like this," he said.
McKay wasn't convinced that all possibilities
for making the house conform to the setbacks had
been exhausted.
Residents Bill Worth and Diane Canniff spoke
against the variance. Dale Woodland, vice chairman of
the city's code enforcement board, said he's generally
opposed to variances but felt this one was "legitimate."
Commissioner Elaine Burkly said she's voted no on
other variances but also felt this request was a special case.


In other action, commissioners voted 3 to 1 to place
dumpsters for the City Pier restaurant in an area near
the Lake LaVista inlet, with landscaping to shield the
sides and top. The county Health Department has been
requesting the dumpsters since the Anchorage restau-
rant across the street closed last year.
McElheny was opposed to the location. No one
was pleased about having to place the dumpsters any-
where on the bayfront but agreed with Public Works
Director Phil Charnock that the proposal was "the least
obnoxious" of the alternatives.
Commissioners also heard from resident Judy
Adams about July Fourth events at the Sandbar restau-
rant near her home and rental units. She said weather
and the cancellation of the fireworks resulted in a
smaller celebration than anticipated, but there were still


problems in her opinion.
Adams listed items that were stolen from her proper-
ties and said there was not enough protection during the
event. She said if commissioners were going to use the
Sandbar's pre-event, written list of conditions as the ba-
sis for any future temporary-use-permit processes that"the
safety and protection of the residents should be primary."
McElheny said he thought the city's and the
Sandbar's attempt to control and coordinate the event
represented "progress" over previous years.
McKay disagreed, saying another location would
be better for such an event.
"If we lived in that area, not one of us would put
up with it," said McKay. "Hearing Judy tonight, I don't
think it's ever going to change. I think we need to look
long and hard at this event next year."


Visits make the heart grow fonder
Three-year-old Danny Sherwood of West Bloomfield, Mich., loved the Rod & Reel Pier and warmed the hearts of
his grand-aunt and grand-uncle, Dorothy and Victor Vanker of Anna Maria, during a recent visit to warmer climes.
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By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
An engineering report on the city of Anna
Maria's two bridges is complete. Estimated repair fig-
ures will get a closer look during upcoming budget
discussions.
The "humpback" bridge on North Bay Boulevard
and the Crescent Drive bridge were built by the city
in 1952. Annual Florida Department of Transporta-
tion inspections have been calling for repair for sev-
eral years. The estimated cost of those repairs is now
down in black and white.
In a report dated June 28, Kisinger Campo and
Associates Corp. estimates repair costs for the "hump-
back" bridge at $159,000 and for the Crescent Drive
bridge at $142,000. The firm estimates total replace-
ment of either bridge at $474,000.
City commissioners did not discuss the report at
the July 9 work session. A $50,000 bridge repair ex-
pense was included in preliminary budget discussions
last summer but was then removed pending an engi-
neering report.
Regarding the pedestrian/bicycle walkover on the

Council: remove

alley shed
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Council last week
agreed with its attorney's recommendation to
order removal of a shed in a city right of way.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff made the
recommendation a year ago, but it was never
brought to council. The shed at 2913 Gulf
Drive straddles a 10-foot-wide platted alley
and encroaches on two other properties.
According to Petruff's letter of July 13, 1995,
the property owner, Perina Tyson, was notified of
the encroachment on March 17, 1995, and given
30 days to correct the violation. The structure was
not removed, nor has the property owner applied
for vacation of the alley.
Petruff's letter also noted that research
showed the shed existed on the property prior to
the city being incorporated; therefore, it predates
zoning code requirements pertaining to setbacks.
However, a person cannot adversely possess
property against a government and the city should
demand that the shed be removed, she said.
Councilman Ron Robinson said the city
may need the alleys when it begins its
stormwater drainage improvements.





Dorothy 'Dottie'
Palmer Abbott
Dorothy "Dottie" Palmer Abbott, 65, of
Holmes Beach, died July 8 at home.
Born in Milwaukee, Mrs. Abbott is survived
by four daughters, Sally Watrous and Doris
Cartwright, both of South Elgin, Ill., Carol of
Elgin, Ill., and Kay Kay Fenski of Holmes
Beach; two sons, Russell of Elgin, and Michael
of Bradenton; a sister, Dawn Drago of Okla-
homa; a brother, Pat Christensen of Bradenton;
her stepmother, Shirley Christensen of Holmes
Beach; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild;


east side of the "humpback" bridge, Public Works Di-
rector Phil Charnock said July 11 he is "hoping" that
construction will begin within a few months.
Anna Maria paid its 10 percent share of the
$96,000 project to FDOT last December, expecting
construction to begin last month. However, FDOT did
not have all the permitting completed to enter into the
bidding phase as its spokesman thought at that time.
The federal government's enhancement program
will pay 80 percent of the cost of the 8-foot-wide walk-
over and sidewalk approaches and the state will pay the
remainder. The city applied for and received approval
for the grant project in 1993.
In other public works matters at the meeting,
Charnock reported that he, City Commissioner Robert
McElheny and City Attorney Jim Dye had met with
county representatives regarding renewal of a 30-year
franchise agreement with the county for potable water
services. The current agreement expires in September.
Charnock said he feels the "agreement as it stands
protects us pretty well." He felt new lines of commu-
nication were opened up and said he was more confi-
dent that if the city presses the county to uphold the re-
quirements such as timeliness and quality of repair
work the county will oblige.
Charnock also said he will be asking the city to
consider attaching a franchise fee to the agreement to
generate revenue for the city. Such a fee would be
charged on individual water bills, probably based on
use, and then returned to the city.
"I was against a fee," said Charnock, "but as I re-
view what we have to do for our infrastructure, I think
we should consider it" He said he would present fig-
ures during budget talks.
McElheny called the meeting "successful" in terms
of communication and also said a franchise fee "is
worth looking into."
Commissioner George McKay said such a fee "is still
a tax" to the residents. He also questioned what part of the
fee Anna Maria water users pay is earmarked for capital
improvements to the system in the city.
He said renewal talks represent an opportunity "to
get a black-and-white itemization of what they're go-
ing to do for this city."
McElheny said a new pumping station is scheduled
for construction in 1998-99 to increase our water pres-
sure and Charnock said he believed a new force main
is also being planned.
"That may be fine," said McKay, "but we can't
keep pumping into 3- or 4-inch lines."
McElheny said the county representatives would
attend any meetings the city requested.
"But we don't know the questions to ask them,"
said McKay. "Can we bring in someone else from our
community who might have the expertise?"


and a companion, Dave Hertel of Holmes Beach.
There will be so visitation or service.

Helen K. Zwart
Helen K. Zwart, 87, of Anna Maria, died July
10 in Sarasota.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Zwart came to
Manatee County from Westchester County, N.Y.,
in 1969. She was a homemaker and a buyer for
Gimbels Department Store, New York.
She is survived by a son, Joseph of Holmes
Beach; two grandchildren; two great-grandchil-
dren; and companion, Richard Mellen of Anna
Maria.
There was no visitation or service.


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And Cousin Min says she is coming to live with you.
And you don't know where your next meal is coming from,
And you can't sing for your supper 'cause you can't even hum.
But you couldn't have troubles worse than ours if you tried,
'Cause last night our TV just up and died.
Bud Atteridge





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 18, 1996 M PAGE 11 iE


Grant check
Florida Secretary of
State Sandra Morthem
sent State Representative
Mark Flanagan, center,
to meet with Joan
Abrahamson Voyles,
chairperson of Manatee
County Cultural Alli-
ance, right, and Eileen
Hoffner, MCCA's Arts
coordinator, right, to
present the quarterly
grant check for general
operating funds from
Division of Cultural
Affairs.


Council questions vehicle


signs for home occupations


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A home occupational license request led to ques-
tions about business signs on vehicles by the Holmes
Beach City Council.
Resident John Gay of 2704 Avenue C requested a
license for his mobile pet-grooming business. Gay's
van is painted with his business name and phone num-
ber. He said his permanent sign "tells people I'm go-
ing to stay in business."
In the past, council has only allowed magnetic
signs that can be removed when the business vehicle
is parked at the residence. This is due to its interpre-
tation of the ordinance providing "there shall be no
external sign or evidence on the property that the
dwelling unit is being used for home occupation."
"This may have been the wrong interpretation all
along," Council Chairman Luke Courtney said. "The
ordinance doesn't refer to vehicles. I think we may


have been stretching it."
"All the other people have been told they can't do
that," Councilman Ron Robinson noted.
Courtney said a resident who works at any other
business can park a company vehicle in his driveway
after work hours.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said council
should continue with the traditional interpretation
for consistency, and Gay can cover the sign when
the vehicle is at his residence. She also asked that
council seek an opinion from its attorney on the
matter.
"The address is not on his vehicle," resident Sue
Normand pointed out. "There's nothing to indicate
the business is at the residence."
Whitmore made a motion to require Gay to cover
the sign when the vehicle is at the residence. Coun-
cil passed the motion and agreed to seek its attorney's
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Regardless of the wave situation, you can get on the
Internet in 30 seconds or less.
The Brain Gym in Holmes Beach will sponsor a
free, one-hour seminar by Tim Sibley of Your Place
Computer Training on Saturday, July 20, at 11:30 a.m.
Using an on-site computer, his presentation will inform
and entertain both beginners and advanced Internet
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annual plant fair
The popular Selby Gardens' annual Summer Plant
Fair will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m.
The sale will benefit Selby Gardens and will in-
clude the sale of thousands of plants including some
rare and seldom seen varieties. In addition, there will
be free classes in plant care and cultivation, free park-
ing and a free shuttle service.
Admission is reduced to $3 for adults and will in-
clude a $2 coupon toward the purchase of plants. Chil-
dren under 12 will be admitted free.
Selby Gardens is located at 811 S. Palm Ave.,
Sarasota. For additional information, call 366-5731,

Oil exhibit at Longboat
Chamber office
Longboat Framing Gallerie, Inc., will host an ex-
hibit through Wednesday, July 31, of works in oil by
artist Myra Monfort at the Longboat Chamber of Com-
merce office located in the Whitney Beach Plaza.


Historical society
collecting for flea market
Catch the cleaning bug and help the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society. The society's annual flea
market has been set for Sept. 21 in the museum park-
ing lot.
Members are collecting usable items in good con-
dition to include furniture, appliances, dishes, linens,
books, jewelry, handicrafts, toys, plants and more.
Money from the flea market will help support the
museum and other projects of the historical society.
For information, call 778-0492 or 778-1514.

HBCA talks puppy power
and speed
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will meet
at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach on
Saturday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m.
Michael Advocate will speak on the Adopt a
Greyhound Program and city speed limits will be a
topic of general discussion.
All members and guests are invited to attend.
Light refreshments will be served.

Longboat Chamber hosts
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The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
hold its July Business After Hours program on
Wednesday, July 17, at Michael's On East, 1212 East
Ave. S., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
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Puppeteers stage semi-retirement on Island


By Cynthia Finn
Islander Reporter
Roger Dennis and Robert Vesely of Holmes Beach
have packed away most of the tools of their trade. They
call it "semi-retirement"
"Those traveling days are over," says Dennis.
"You just reach an age when the traveling becomes
overwhelming."
"But every single show is still fun," says Vesely
with a wide grin. "The children's delight never loses its
impact."
Dennis nods in agreement with his partner of sev-
eral decades. "Bob will never stop having fun at this.
Me either."
Dennis and Vesely are Poppinjay Puppets pro-
fessional puppeteers who have performed for audiences
throughout the United States and Canada. They started
with elaborate hand-puppet shows and escalated to
even larger-scale productions with intricately crafted
marionettes.
They will perform free of charge for children of all
ages from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
The puppet masters are long-time friends and as-
sociates of another Holmes Beach puppeteer, Eleanor
Boylan, who first introduced the partners to the won-
ders of Anna Maria Island.
Dennis, Vesely and Vesely's wife Jeanette spent a
lot of time on the Island over the last years, with a
fulltime move from their native Cleveland, Ohio, in
mind. Dennis made the permanent move last year. The
Veselys followed a few months ago.
"Being here was inevitable," says Dennis. "We all
loved it here from the start."
Poppinjay Puppets first brought their performances
to the Tampa Bay area about 20 years ago through the
professional organization, the Puppeteers of America.
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tinuation of annual stagings for the Tampa schools.
Dennis was a child when he was first drawn to the
magic of this ancient performing art that began thou-
sands of years ago with Chinese shadow puppets.
"I was fascinated with stories about witches as a
young boy," he recalls. "When I was 6 or 7 I saw a
witch marionette on a counter at a department store and
became enthralled with the mechanics."
By his teenage years he was creating his own hand
puppets and marionettes and putting on shows at librar-
ies and the like. He'd enlist the help of friends and three
of them would split $15 if they were lucky.
Vesely was a carpenter who met Dennis several
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for their shows in exchange for some of Dennis's origi-
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Vesely designed and built the stages and controls
- stages that sometimes ranged from 16 to 32 feet -
and joined Dennis on stage in the puppeteer black.
Their involvement in professional puppeteer
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UNIMA, an international organization. Dennis served
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Bergquist of Holmes
Beach weds
Laura Anne Bergquist of Holmes Beach and
Jason Erik Motta of Marathon, Fla., were married on
June 29 at the Manatee Historical Village Chapel.
Rev. Dr. Douglas Hallman officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Gilbert Theodore
"The Cracker" and Madeleine Bergquist of Holmes
Beach. The groom is the son of Trula Motta and Ken
Tatum of Tallahassee.
Maid of honor was Marisa Bergquist, sister of
the bride, of Holmes Beach. Bridesmaids were Jen-
nifer Kizer of Gainesville, Fla., and Betsy Smith of
Holmes Beach.
Best man was S. Lyle Cayce of Tallahassee.
Groomsmen were Gilbert Theodore Bergquist III,
nephew of the bride, of Tallahassee, and Kevin
Bergquist, brother of the bride, of Holmes Beach.
A reception at the Manatee River Garden Cen-
ter followed the ceremony. The couple honey-
mooned on a cruise to Playa del Carmen and
Cozumel, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica and
Grand Cayman, West Indies. They reside in r
Gainesville, Fla.


Their travels have included trips to 18 other coun-
tries where they exchanged notes with and learned
from other professional puppeteers.
Vesely, who long ago encouraged Dennis to make
use of his puppet-making skill, says Dennis's originals
are much in demand worldwide.
"He is definitely one of the best puppet makers in
the world," says the partner proudly.
So good, says Vesely, "that I've always been too
intimidated by his artistry to try making any."
"Ah, but he does his parts so well," says Dennis.
"Including the business aspect From our start together,
he was the businessman."
As Dennis unpacks three of his originals, Vesely
takes control of one of his old favorites the opera
singer, Upanova DaHill. The partners share a laugh as
the marionettes come to life, stage or no stage. Let the
fun begin.

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Islanders win art awards
Seven young Islanders who are drawing students
of Julie Claudel Stewart's at the Anna Maria Island Art
League were awarded for their entries in a July Fourth
art contest sponsored by the city of Palmetto and the
Palmetto Historical Commission. Their works will be
on display at the Palmetto First of America Bank
through September.
The Island winners included Zack Waliagha, age
6, two second-place ribbons and $50 each; Heather
Taylor, 9, third place and $25; Kristina Modisett, 9,
honorable mention; and Michelle Modisett, 11, first
place and $75 and an honorable mention.
Also, Kaelan Richards, 13, first place and $75;
Nicole Brockway, 15, first place and $75; and Amanda
Granstad, 15, second place and $50, third place and $25
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Longboat Chamber hosts
38th awards dinner
Event co-chairman and former Longboat Key Police
Chief Wayne McKammon, right, presents the Magnet
Member Award to Louis Wery of Archer Interna-
tional for bringing in the most new members at the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce's 38th annual
awards dinner. Among others awarded were Tom
Rasmussen, Shannon Hotel Group, Member of the
Year; Jim Seaton, Ambassador of the Year; Annette
Tidwell, Longboat Connection, Eager Beaver
Award; and Billy Brugger, Lonpgboat Key Hilton,
Shining Star Award. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
Gail Loefgren.


Generous gift Sand-castle kingdom come
Drs. Leonard and Jane Weiner of Longboat Key and Louisville, Ky., recently The 4- and 5-year-olds of School for Constructive Play in Anna Maria donned
donated $50,000 to the building fund for a new state-of-the-art wildlife hospital at their crowns recently to become kings and queens of their own sand castle.Not
the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary in Sarasota. The hospital will feature x-ray content to let the older kids be the only royalty, 2-year-olds Cory Stewart, left,
facilities, an operating room, laboratories, pharmacy and an intensive-care unit. and Joey Fara got to work on their own castle. Islander Photos: Courtesy of
Islander Photo: Courtesy the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary Maria Richards.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JULY 18, 1996 PAGE 15 I- J
A golf farewell
till next season
Special to The Islander Bystander
By Bea VanWelde
SIn the late spring, before many headed to their
courses of old up North, 40 Anna Maria Island "Happy
Hour Friends" gathered for a golf scramble tournament
whether they remembered how to swing a club or not.
S. All organized by the famous Richie Forino and his
SB helpers, the day of fun included happy hour, trophies
and other goodies at the former Crabby Bill's and
ended with a celebration barbecue at Lil and Ronald
SStepka's. Believe it or not, Ron did help, a little bit at
a time.
H d DThere was a three-way foursome tie between Harry
DFreeman, Dennis Devine, Bea VanWelde and Dick
S. Smith; Wayne Nelson, Jimmy Naylor and Shirley and
Floyd Mizener; and Leon Wohlford, Don Davis, Gus
Thomas and Cis Fitzpatrick.

drive and Don Davis the longest for the men.
Coming in as part of the three-way foursome tie were, from left, Dennis Devine, Bea VanWelde, Dick Smith VanWelde won the woman's closest-to-the-pin award
and Harry Freeman. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Eleanor Diamond. and Devine the man's.

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Ducks scores big
Organizers of a benefit for stroke victim Sam Allen
at D.Coy Ducks Bar and Grille, owner Steve Lardas
and volunteer Nita Saidoo, presented $2,985.16 on
Monday to his wife Vivian. The total donation is ex-
pected to top $3,000 with promises from friends who
were unable to attend Sunday's party.
Allen is owner of Tee to Green, a golf specialty
shop, in Holmes Beach. Vivian said they'll struggle
through the summer to keep the shop open because
"that's all Sammy has to live for." She said Allen
spends a lot of time "talking to the fellows at the shop
and it keeps him going."
Vivian said they'll use the money to pay some bills
and as soon as Sam is well enough to run the shop on
his own, she plans to get a job.
The top prize in the raffle drawing, a huge basket
loaded with 19 bottles of liquor, was won by Don


Pampuch. Rick "Lucky" Weaver took home a
Budweiser sign.

English manners, not
A 60 Minutes profile on England's equivalent to
the U.S. speaker of the house was enlightening. The
conduct of Parliament, made up of members of the
House of Lords and the House of Commons, could be
termed, at best, rowdy.
The members take sharp jabs at one another and
it's tolerated to a point of personal discretion by the
speaker who calls out "Order, order," without the aid
of a gavel.
Meanwhile, manners, custom and the rules of Par-
liament require members address each other with dig-
nity. "Honorable" or "Right honorable" must precede
the reference to any other member. It seemed doubly
awkward that a speaker could blurt out an insult such
as I heard, that "He is proof that we can elect a pig's
bladder on a stick," preceded by "Honorable."
So much for English manners when the command
of the language is so colorful. It must lighten the
course of Parliament's schedule but one
would hardly expect such banter to pass
the gavel of a meeting on Anna Maria.
Such an insult would likely throw
councils, commissioners and anyone
attending the meeting into shock.
And so the pig comment went
without reprimand. But another member
was dismissed for the day after refusing to
retract an insult that omitted the proper, hon-
orable courtesy.
Well, a pig comment doesn't go unnoticed here
at The Islander Bystander where we take special
note of piggy things. Such is the case with a recent
pig-sighting on 55th Street in Holmes Beach the
city from which Sir Frances Bacon, Shirley
Howden-Gillett's pet pig, was ejected this year. No
porkers allowed, honorable or otherwise, the coun-
cil decided in the case of Frances. Shirley and her
menagerie sold out and moved to Sarasota where
pet pigs are allowed.
The 55th Street pig was caught garden poaching
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have a pig problem and call police as opposed to
code enforcement a pig is not a problem.

Star struck
Speaking of sightings ...
Rumor has it from two independent sources -
that Hollywood star Robert DeNiro was seen cruising
Anna Maria in a convertible this week.
What kind of convertible? More importantly, what
kind of sun shades was he wearing? Even more impor-
tant, was Tom Selleck driving the car?
While the production crew is in full swing in
Cortez with all sorts of important film types on the set,
DeNiro remains an enigma.
But sunglasses are important. Especially on Anna
Maria Island. I've discovered they come in many fla-
vors, colors, sizes, types of protection and most impor-
tantly, styles. I've been guarding my old shades for so
long they barely have any tint left but shopping for a
new pair is so exhausting I'm on the verge of having
the old ones re-tinted.
There're a few places on the
Island that carry a variety of
shades, but if you're look-
ing for polarized lenses -
the kind you absolutely must
have to do any fishing -
you can find them at Island
Discount Tackle. You just
won't find many styles suited for
women.
I resorted to a (dreaded) trip to the ugh mall.
The kiosk across from Champs was my first stop but
seven or eight demanding customers and their friends
were crowded up to the counters with only one Sun-
glass Hut employee to answer their demands.
Next stop, Burdines, where I discovered sunglasses
in abundance and learned I was again shopping Sun-
glass Hut. It's a leased department within the store.
Bewildered and overcome with too many styles
that all cost between $89 and $198, I surrendered and
left the hordes of shoppers to their wares. Besides, I
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-. -____________ ___"___._'_1
Olympic glory that lasts Torch bearer is Island grandson
Lu Files ofHolmes Beach gives the high five to some fellow Islanders while carrying George Pollock Jr., right, represented the U.S. Cycling Federation when he
the Olympic flame in Bradenton July Fourth. Files was the only Islander chosen as carried the Olympic flame in Crystal River July 3. The grandson of Mary Bear of
one of 16 torch bearers from Manatee County for his volunteer efforts on many fronts Holmes Beach, George stands with his mother Leah and 15-month-old daughter
-from director's seats with United Way and the Bradenton Kiwanis Club to the Emily. George Sr., left, prepares to shoot the historic moment. Islander Photo:
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STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 16
couldn't find the perfect pair and why settle for any-
thing less than perfect?
Shopping is an art to which I have long subscribed.
I actually believe I taught both of my children "excel-
lent shopping skills." They've both managed to forge
good deals on major expenditures: cars, houses and
TVs and such. They also know how to find a good pair
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Theft, 100 block of North Bay Boulevard. The
complainant reported a person unknown removed a
"Caution Manatee Area" sign valued at $150.
Grand theft of a bicycle, 200 block of Spring
Lane.
Grand theft of an outboard boat engine, 200 block
of Spring Avenue.
Molestation of a sea turtle nest, beach end of
Palmetto, Gulf Front Park.

Bradenton Beach
July 2, burglary, 200 Bridge St., Bridge Street
Cafe. The complainant reported a person unknown
broke a rear window, entered the business and removed
a cash register, four rods, five reels, two drills, a case
and several six-packs of beer, a case of wine coolers,
a mountain bicycle and miscellaneous tackle.
July 2, grand theft auto, 200 Gulf Drive S., Beach
House restaurant. The complainant reported a person
unknown removed his vehicle from the parking lot.
The vehicle, a red Mazda Miata convertible with two
black stripes down the side, contained a cellular phone
and a purse with credit cards.
July 2, domestic battery 2300 block of Avenue
C. The officer met with the victim, who said she was
hit by the hood of a vehicle while she and the suspect
were working on it. The officer observed a laceration
on the victim's forehead, blood on her and in the apart-
ment and a broken ashtray.
A witness said the victim and suspect had been
arguing loudly all day and had not been working on the
vehicle. The witness advised that he heard yelling and
something being thrown around the apartment and saw
the suspect push the victim outside the apartment.
The suspect was placed in custody. The officer
noted the suspect was intoxicated.
July 4, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown




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smashed out the driver's side window and removed a
purse containing an ATM and credit cards, identifica-
tion, two blank checks, $1,100 in cash and prescription
glasses valued at $525.
July 5, Baker Act, Coquina Beach. The officer on
patrol observed the subject's vehicle with one end of
a hose in the tailpipe and the other end in the sunroof.
The vehicle was running and the doors and windows
were closed.
The officer found the subject asleep in the front seat
and got her out of the vehicle. He noted that the hose was
kinked and did not deliver any carbon monoxide into the
vehicle. He asked the subject if she was attempting suicide
and she said she was. She was placed in custody under the
Baker Act and transported to the hospital.
July 5, property damage, 1100 block of Gulf Drive
North. The complainant reported a person unknown broke
a concrete fence with a vehicle. Damages were $300.
July 7, disorderly conduct, trespass warning, Co-
quina Beach. The officer was called to the beach by life-
guards, who had advised the subject and his friends not to
go into the water because of rip tides. They ignored the
warning and continued to swim. When directed to leave
the beach, the subject cursed at lifeguards.
The officer told the subject and his friends to leave or
face arrest The subject got into his vehicle, spun his tires,
and began driving in a careless manner and and hollering
vulgar words, said the report. He was placed in custody
and his friends were given trespass warnings.
July 8, retail theft of $14 in gasoline, 2513 Gulf
Drive North, Circle K.
July 8, burglary to an automobile, 200 Gulf Drive
South, Beach Barn parking lot The complainant reported
a person unknown entered the vehicle and removed a suit-
case valued at $80, prescription medicine, a rod and reel
valued at $50 and two tool kits valued at $280.
July 10, domestic battery, 100 block of Fourth
Street North. According to the report, the subject went
to his former residence and demanded money from the
victim. When she refused, the subject pushed her down
some steps and into a small barbecue grill, causing
multiple abrasions, and fled the scene.
Later the subject was located by a Holmes Beach


officer and placed in custody.
July 11, 1100 block of Gulf Drive North. The com-
plainant reported a person unknown entered the residence
by cutting a porch screen and removed a stereo valued at
$150, a six-pack of beer and a bottle of wine.

Holmes Beach
July 5, found property a canvas Bimini top for
a boat, 7900 block of Palm Drive.
July 6, lost property a cellular phone valued
at $300, 4300 block of Gulf Drive.
July 7, DUI with property damage, 2700 block
of Gulf Drive. The officer was investigating a traffic
accident and asked the driver, Cynthia Graeff, 35, of
Bradenton Beach, to perform field sobriety tests. She
refused and was placed in custody.
July 8, lost property a wallet, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
July 8, lost property a wallet, 5313 Gulf
Drive, Eckerd's Drug Store.
July 8, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. Two subjects
were having a verbal dispute, and the officer advised
them to stop.
July 9, Marchman Act, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor
Inn. The complainant reported the subject entered the
bar, had four or five drinks, used the rest room, then
became unresponsive after returning to the bar.
The officer noted the subject was extremely unre-
sponsive and had to be assisted to the patrol car. He
was unable to tell the officer where he lived or the
name of a friend or relative and did not know where
he was or what was happening. He was placed in cus-
tody under the Marchman Act and transported to jail.
July 9, theft, 5313 Gulf Drive, Eckerd's Drug Store.
The complainant reported the subject concealed four
items under his shirt but he did not want to press charges.
The officer performed a warrant check which showed
two outstanding bench warrants from Manatee County
for violation of probation. The subject was placed in cus-
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It was all a mistake, officer!


Jason Todd Smith, 28, of Sarasota, was placed
in custody by Bradenton Beach police and charged
with robbery after an unusual incident at the Circle
K, 2513 Gulf Drive N. last week.
According to the clerk, Smith walked into the
store and handed him a note which said, "Give me
all your cash." When he asked if Smith was robbing
him, Smith replied, "Do it now!" The clerk stepped
back, raised his hands and told Smith he was reach-
ing for a bag.
Todd took the bag, left the store and got into a
car in the parking lot. When the next customer, John
A. Sleeman, 36, of Bradenton, stepped up to the
counter, the clerk asked him to get a description of


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of Sixth Avenue.
July 10, lost property two bicycles, 5900 block
of Gulf Drive.
July 10, animal, 300 block of 55th Street. The
complainant reported a pig in her garden eating her
eggplants. Upon the officer's arrival, the pig had re-
turned to its own yard.
July 11, domestic battery, 2900 block of Avenue
C. The responding officer found the two subjects had
an argument that turned physical. Both claimed the
other did the battering. Both had been drinking, noted
the officer, who placed both in custody.
July 11, lost property a camera valued at $200,
100 block of 46th Street on the beach.
July 11, suspicious person, 3200 block of East Bay
Drive. The complainant reported a subject, claiming to be
a liquidator for an electronics company, was attempting
to sell electronics equipment. He was not found.
July 11, assistance, 200 block of South Harbor

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Smith. Sleeman looked outside, said he was the
driver of the vehicle Smith was in and told the clerk
he would get the bag for him.
Sleeman went to the vehicle, retrieved the bag
from Smith's lap and returned it to the clerk. He
apologized to the clerk and said Smith had just
gotten out of a rehabilitation program. He then got
into the vehicle and drove north on Gulf Drive.
When the officer arrived, the clerk gave him a
description of the vehicle and the tag number. A
sheriff's deputy located the vehicle in the 3900
block of 75th Street West and did a traffic stop. The
clerk positively identified Smith, who was placed in
custody and transported to jail.


Drive. The complainant reported he was visiting a
friend and heard a noise outside. He saw a white male
subject stealing his bicycle, and when he opened the
door the subject dropped the bicycle and fled. The sub-
ject was not found.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 6 horseshoe games were
Jim Spencer and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were John Johnson and Gene
Snedeker, both of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the July 13 horseshoe games
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Summertime blues blue crabs, that is


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Back fin lumps, she-crab soup, steamed blue crabs,
crab cakes, crab imperial and maybe best of all, sauteed
soft-shelled crabs.
Hungry yet?
Some of the biggest blue crabs you've ever seen
are prowling local waters right now, and they're there
for the catching not to mention eating.
It's always surprised me that with all the
northerners hereabouts we don't see more crab fishers.
Now folks I know from Maryland say our local blue
crabs are somehow "different" from those in Chesa-
peake Bay, and having eaten both, I know that's true.
Ours grow bigger and usually have more meat But
they're the same crab.
Seriously, genus Callinectes, meaning "beautiful
swimmer," species sapidus, meaning "savory," can be
caught with any of several kinds of traps. There are the
standard chicken wire boxes commercial crabbers (and
some amateurs) use along with the folding kind. Those
latter traps drop into the water flat and fold closed when
you pull them up.
If you really want to keep it simple, a chicken neck
tied to a string and a long-handled dip net to scoop the
crab from the water are almost as simple as it gets.
But probably the most fun and very simplest of all
is taking your dip net and a flashlight or lantern to the
beach some night. Just wade around most anywhere,
though near a grass flat seems to be best. When you
spot a swimming crab, dip it out. Dump it in a bucket
on the beach and then go looking for another. With luck
you'll soon have a crab feast.
Cooking blue crabs couldn't be easier: dump them
into a pot with a hearty helping of Old Bay Seasoning
or similar spice and steam for 15 minutes.
Pop the top of a cold beverage, lay out a bunch of
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Sarasota County Commissioner David Mills says
he's seen enough to want some action. That action
would be a ban on harvesting live shells in Sarasota
County probably identical to an ordinance now in
effect here.
Mills told the Sarasota County Commission last
week that he watched people walk off Siesta Beach on
the Fourth of July "with buckets full of sand dollars,"
and he wants to see a copy of our ordinance.
"Buckets full of sand dollars" is the sort of activ-
ity Manatee County decided to end with lots of prompt-
ing from locals here on the Island.

Manatee waters not tested
In case you didn't know it, the counties north and
south of us are two of just 11 of Florida's 34 coastal
counties that regularly monitor water quality at local
beaches. That's the word from the National Resources
Defense Council, a nonprofit environmental group with
offices in Washington, D.C.
The council also announced its annual list of
"beach bums" last week seven top tourist spots
around the county with over one million visitors that
don't bother to monitor water quality at their beaches.
These beach bums include Key West; Miami Beach;
Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Puerto Rico; Santa Barbara, CA;
and Mississippi's Gulf Coast.
Florida had 830 beach closings and advisories last
year, second only to California's 1,305. In the majority of
cases, closings and advisories come from high levels of
bacteria resulting from human or animal waste such as
sewer overflows, main breaks or plant malfunctions.
Robert Forbes, environmental administrator in
Sarasota County's Department of Environmental Engi-
neering, says he's "astounded more counties don't do the
testing because it requires a minimum of effort" Forbes
explained that "a number of years ago the state eliminated
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from the national group for its policy of closing
beaches after heavy rains until water can be checked
for pollutants often carried in stormwater runoff.
Apparently the council doesn't know that St. Pete
also routinely dumps sewer overflows into local
Pinellas waters too.

Bug hunters note
Florida's mini-season for lobster is coming up July
24-25, and that means a trip to the Keys for a lot of
local divers. But rules covering which areas are open
for lobstering and which aren't get more complicated
every year. For example, Pennekamp Coral Reef State
Park is closed this year.
So here's a tip on how to get all the right informa-
tion if you're headed down. Several state and federal
agencies plan to set up an information booth with maps
showing open and closed areas in front of the Key
Largo Chamber of Commerce at mile marker 106 start-
ing this Saturday.
As an added incentive in seeking this information,
24 extra Florida Marine Patrol officers will be work-
ing the Keys during the mini-season looking for viola-
tors. If they catch you will illegally sized "bugs" or if
they catch you in an unauthorized area, expect a hefty
fine or even confiscation of your boat.
And one last note: the extra officers also plan to set
up a sobriety and vehicle equipment checkpoint on Plan-
tation Key between midnight and 2 am. July 25-28.

Reef Reacher decision
still delayed
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a decision by the Coast Guard Safety Office regarding
the charter boat Reef Reacher. We'll let you know as
soon as the case is concluded.
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Six-foot sailfish caught off charter boat


By Capt. Mike Heistand
We had a rarity this week: one of the fishers on
the nine-hour Miss Cortez charter trips landed a six-
foot sailfish, something that usually happens much
farther from shore than the distance the Miss Cortez
usually travels. On the more mundane fishing front,
backwater anglers are doing well with reds, trout and
flounder. Offshore, tarpon are still just off the
beaches and, farther out, amberjack and snapper are
plentiful off the artificial reefs.
Karen at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fish-
ers there have been catching redfish, mackerel, a lot
of mangrove snapper and some sand perch.
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are catching a lot of mackerel and some shark
and reds at night.
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier action includes
grouper, reds, trout, flounder, a lot of blue crabs and
a bunch of shark at night, including one five-foot
nurse shark.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips averaged 70 head of Key West grunts
and sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 120
head of Key West grunts, porgies and black sea bass.
The nine-hour trips averaged 30 head of mangrove
snapper, red and black grouper and Joe Proenza from
Tampa caught a very rare six-foot-long sailfish.
Chris at Galati Yacht Basin said offshore high-
lights include a lot of amberjack on the artificial
reefs and some small black grouper.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said fish-
ing has been good of late: wade fishers are catching
nice-sized redfish on the flats and are still getting a
few catch-and-release snook, but they're on the
small side.
Capt. Rick Gross has been scoring on reds,
trout and catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow put golfing legend Paul
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July 4, Boarding. A 38-foot power boat was boarded
in the Flamingo Cay channel. The operator received a
notice of violation for having excessive fuel in the bilge
and the boat's voyage was terminated until repairs to
correct the fuel leak were made.
July 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of an disabled 80-foot sailboat off
Venice Inlet. A Coast Guard vessel responded and towed
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Venice Inlet A commercial towing company responded
and towed the vessel to safe moorings while Station
Cortez assisted with communications.
July 5, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 25-foot power boat in the
Manatee River. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 2185016
responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 5, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
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Sarasota Bay. The vessel was recovered by a Good Sa-
maritan. Station Cortez notified the owners, who reported
the boat had been stolen.
July 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 14-foot Jon boat partially submerged
in Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 24084055
responded and removed the vessel from the channel.
July 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
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COAST LINES, FROM PAGE 22
person in the water returned to shore before the Coast
Guard boat arrived on scene.
July 5, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a red flare fired off Venice Inlet. A
Coast Guard boat and helicopter responded and searched
the area with negative results.
July 5, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 17-foot power boat taking
on water in Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard boat responded
and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 6, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was boarded
in Bimini Bay. No violations were found.
July 6, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a boat accident in the Gulf of Mexico
in association with the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix. A
Coast Guard helicopter and a boat with the Sarasota Fire
Rescue Marine Unit responded. The Coast Guard helicop-
ter transported the patient from the Sarasota fire boat to
Centennial Park, and then to the hospital via ambulance.
July 6, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 16-foot power boat in the
Manatee River. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 22084231
responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 6, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 18-foot power boat in Little
Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 26084231
responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a capsized 17-foot power boat with
people in the water near Big Pass. A Coast Guard boat,
Florida Marine Patrol and a Good Samaritan responded
and rescued nine people and towed the vessel to shore.
July 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 21-foot power boat in
Lemon Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 22089033 re-
sponded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 6, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 30-foot power boat in


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tree top location with large decks and screened
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and shuffleboard court. 2BR/2BA, excellent rental
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Sarasota Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 26084231
responded and towed the vessel to safe moorings.
July 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a disabled 24-foot power boat in
Bimini Bay. A Coast Guard vessel responded and towed
the boat to safe moorings.
July 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of two red flares fired off near Egmont
Key. A Coast Guard boat responded and searched the area
with negative results.
July 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a red flare fired off near Big Pass. A
Coast Guard vessel responded and searched the area, lo-
cated the disabled vessel and towed it to safe moorings.
July 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of an overdue 24-foot sail boat. A Coast
Guard vessel responded and searched the area, but the
vessel returned to port safely without assistance.
July 7, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 14-foot Jon boat capsized in Big
Pass. Coast Guard and Sarasota County Marine Unit boats
responded and commenced a search, with negative results.
July 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 17-foot power boat overdue from the
Manatee River. The boat eventually returned to port while
Station Cortez assisted with communications.
July 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 24-foot power boat overdue from
New Pass. The boat eventually returned to port while Sta-
tion Cortez assisted with communications.
July 8, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 28-foot power boat overdue 30 miles
west of Longboat Pass. The vessel eventually returned to
port while Station Cortez assisted with communications.
July 9, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was boarded
at the Cortez Bridge. The operator was given a written
warning for not being able to produce the vessel's regis-
tration.
July 9, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was boarded
in Sarasota Bay. The operator was given a written warn-
ing for having improper spacing on the vessel's registra-











HOLMES BEACH BAYVIEW 2 bedroom, 1 bath
home, Florida room, eat in kitchen, carport, large lot,
boat dock with 2 slips, nice BAYVIEW, located on
quiet street. Priced at $129,900. Please call Carol R.
Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 eves.

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CHARMING TROPICAL RETREAT This very tropi-
cal home has 2BR/1.5BA with Spanish tile through-
out. Spacious living room, Florida room, utility room
and workshop. Amid the tropical landscape there is
a 15 x 15 gazebo with electric. Truly a haven for your
soul. Not a drive-by. $142,900. Please call Zee
Catanese 778-0777 or 794-8991 eves.
PERICO BAY CLUB Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath wa-
terfront townhome with loft (could be 3rd bedroom or
den). Nature boardwalk through the bird sanctuary at
your back door. 2 master suites, one with private bal-
cony. All this for $126,000! Call Judy Duncan at 778-
0777 or 778-1589 eves.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home on two large lots in
the City of Anna Maria, very close to the beach.
Caged pool on one lot. Property can be divided. No
bridge obstructions for boaters. Call Frank Migliore
778-2662 eves.
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tion numbers.
July 9, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was boarded
near the Ringling Bridge. The operator was given a writ-
ten warning for not having a sound-producing device on
board.
July 9, Boarding. A 60-foot charter boat was boarded
at Marina Jack. The operator received a notice of viola-
tion for not having a captain's license on board and oper-
ating the vessel outside the limits of the certificate of in-
spection.
July 9, Boarding. A 36-foot power boat was boarded
in Longboat Pass. The operator received a notice of vio-
lation for having the name of the vessel obscured by the
boat's dinghy, having an expired registration, not having
the proper number of fire extinguishers and not having a
pollution placard.
July 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a 30-foot barge adrift in Sarasota Bay.
A Coast Guard boat responded and secured the barge.
July 10, Search and rescue/assistance. A man walked
into Station Cortez stating he believed he was having a
heart attack and requesting help. Station Cortez personnel
began administering first aid and contacted county para-
medics, who arrived and transported the patient to a local
hospital. The patient was later released.
July 10, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
monitored a mayday call from a 26-foot pontoon boat
which was disabled and taking on water in Charlotte Har-
bor. A Coast Guard boat responded. The vessel was later
determined to be within the Station Ft. Myers area of re-
sponsibility, and boat from that station responded and
assisted the vessel.
July 10, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of one person in the water off Longboat
Key. A Coast Guard boat responded, located the person
standing on a shoal and transported him to shore.
July 10, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a person adrift on a raft in the Gulf off
Longboat Key. A Coast Guard boat responded, but the
person on the raft was able to make it back to shore unas-
sisted.





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QUIET AND LUXURIOUS canal-front home at
the end of a cul-de-sac. 3BR/3-1/2B, vaulted ceil-
ings, fireplace, extra office or den. $579,500.
Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438. #13799.

PRIVATE WATERFRONT home with pool,
dock. Spectacular views from almost every
room. 3BR/2-1/2B, oversized 2-car garage.
Comfort and elegance. $399,900. Janet
Dickerson, 795-4357. #13768.
EXQUISITE 2BR/2B townhouse with den. End
unit, many upgrades. Tennis, biking. $129,900.
Traute Winsor, 727-7074. #13284.
SAILBOAT WATER. Luxurious condominium.
State-of-the-art island kitchen, master suite, loft
office. Workshop with A/C. Lanai overlooks
lighted dock. Direct access to ICW. $199,900.
Barry & Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. #67950.
ONE OF THE LAST LARGE BUILDABLE
LOTS. Located in a quiet area of Holmes Beach.
Boat slip included. Walk to the bay or beach.
$84,900. Daphne Lautz, 756-1423. #13676.
1111 4,I 'I 1.1 1 1

On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Gated community. Beautifully
furnished 2BR/2B. Lake view, 2nd floor. Washer/
dryer. Heated pool, tennis. $1,100.00 per month.
HOLMES BEACH. Newly renovated 2BR/2B,
turnkey furnished. Spectacular Gulf view. Avail-
able for summer or winter. $600 perweek /
$1,600 per month.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.

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COUCH, GOOD CONDITION 3 cushions. Blue multi-
striped, newly upholstered. $250. Electric treadmill
exerciser. $125. Call 778-6222.
LIFESTYLE TREADMILL with electronic monitor. Ex-
cellent condition. Used less than 20 hours. Original
value $400. Asking $200. Call 778-1821.
SIDE BY SIDE Refrigerator/freezer with ice maker.
Almond color, good condition. $200. Call 778-3629.
WANTED I WILL BUY empty beer cans. Must be
rinsed out and not scratched or dented. I need Bud,
Bud Lite, Ice House, Red Dog and Miller Lite. 50
each. Call Time Flys at 778-5132.
FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


BACK PORCH SALE Rain or shine. Fri. & Sat., July
19 & 20, 8 1. Something for everyone. Lots of
clothes. 116 White Ave., Holmes Beach.
TRASH TO TREASURES SALE Fri. & Sat., July 19
& 20. Paradise Bay Park off Cortez Rd. 5 4th Street,
2nd from the Bay.
MOVING SALE Fri. & Sat., July 19 & 20, 9 -1. Large
selection of toys, children's clothes, baby equipment,
maternity clothes, furniture, electronics, sporting
goods, file cabinets, books, household items, etc.
211 82nd Street, Holmes Beach.


YOGA INTENSIVE WITH Harmony Feldman. July
18, 22,25 & 29 at the Brain Gym, 7 9 pm. Call 778-
5990 to register.


BEN & IRENES Dog sitting service. (House calls) -We
come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only). 778-1012.


"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.


1978 CHEVY CAPRICE Estate Wagon. V8, 350.
Runs great. $700 OBO. Call Bill at 778-5455.
1992 LEBARON CONVERTIBLE. White with beige
top. New tires, tune-up, etc. 778-0347.
1973 DODGE COLT station wagon. 75,000 original
miles. 1 owner, many new parts. Economical, runs
well. Island car. $700/offer. 778-7324.
1984 Honda Prelude 5 speed, power sunroof. Mile-
age only 70,000, top condition. Detailed every three
months. New Cooper tires. Drives like new. $3,500
OBO. 778-7978.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
SPIRIT SONG CHARTERS pleasure cruises with
Capt. Richard Ardabell. Sunset, Egmont, snorkeling
or just relax and enjoy to view. 778-2195.
3 BOATS 1988 46' Searay, all options. 38' 1984
Bayliner motor yacht. 30' 1988 Bayliner, command
bridge. No brokers. 779-1049.
23' SEACRAFT, Center Console. 200 hp Mercury,
float-on trailer and electronics. Great fishing or fam-
ily boat. $14,200. 224 85th Street. Call 778-0515.
23' CHRYSLER SAILBOAT with swing keel. Four
stroke Honda 7.5 outboard engine. Radio, Loran,
galley, head and extra sails. $3,500. 798-9099.
WANTED TO PURCHASE deeded deep water boat
slip on Anna Maria Island. Call collect. (513) 855-
4370 with details.


BUCCANEER INN now accepting applications for
broilers, saute, servers, dishwashers, host/hostess.
Longboat Key. 383-5565.
FULL & PART TIME honest and reliable help
needed. Flexible hours and days. Apply to Cortez
Fishing Center, 12507 Cortez Rd. An equal opportu-
nity employer. 795-7796.
CIRCLE K HELP WANTED all shifts, part or full time.
Apply in person. Holmes Beach or Bradenton Beach.
Excellent benefits, advancement opportunities.
Calling ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you
interested in learning the history of Anna Maria Is-
land? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 778-6247.


ISLAND TEENAGER available to babysit Fri.
evening from 6 pm til ? Sat. & Sun. all day. Counse-
lor in training at A.M.I.C.C. Call Kirsten at 778-6119
for more info.
NEED A BABYSITTER? Call Laura. 15 years old,
responsible. Bradenton Christian School honor stu-
dent. 3 years experience. 778-1972.
EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER will watch your kids
for $2.75 hour. If needed, call Jackie Vadas at 792-
9199 or 792-7427. Loves kids.
BABYSITTER EXPERIENCED with children of all
ages. Available days, nights, weekends. First Aid
certified. Call Sarah at 778-6799 or 506-5904.
FREE ADS FOR KIDS (under 16) seeking Summer
Jobs. Up to 21 words free. Must be placed in per-
son at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach.


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SRetail or Service
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CALL US
If you want free home
delivery anywhere on
Anna Maria Island just
give us a call at
778-7978.
You may also call to
stop home delivery
if necessary.
Sorry, individual unit
delivery is not available at
mobile home parks or
condos but bulk drops
may be arranged.
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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE 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!


CHARMING ISLAND GET-A-WAY!
2BR/1BA, carport and enclosed lanai. Two short blocks to the
beach. Very nice area of newer homes. Affordable Island liv-
ing can be yours for only $119,900.
Call Agnus Tooker at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986

SFran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Glf DEriv PO Box717 .Anna Maia. R3421
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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Create the City's only "mini-resort" with investment in these three 308 Tarpon, Anna Maria
duplexes located on west side of Gulf Dr. only 250 ft. from great
beach! Beautifully maintained and excellent potential to receive 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, over 2,000 sq. ft. living
additional income. Call Marie Franklin for info and ideas! Owner area with vaulted ceilings and master bed-
financing. Asking $650,000. By appt., 778-2259. room suite on the 3rd floor. Offered at
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COMPANION AVAILABLE DAYS in your home.
Loving, caring and reliable. Has own car. With refer-
ences. Call 778-7637, leave message.


JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605

MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"THE PERFECTIONIST Cleaning with perfection:
homes, condos, rentals, etc. Call Sharon at 778-0064.

SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES. Licensed,
bonded, experienced. Professional cleaning.
Homes, condos, rentals. Move in/out. Excellent ref-
erences. Beverly. 778-1945.

"I DON'T WANNA clean house", you say to yourself!
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.

HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash re-
moval, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 794-6348.

AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
NEED IT CLEANED NOW? Dolphin Cleaning and
Maintenance offers prompt dependable service.
References both on and off the Island. Free esti-
mates. Call Rick at 778-2864.




BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Salesman
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
S residential experience in
REAL ESTATE

WAGNER REALTY 1
S' 778-2246
(800) 211-2323


SEAWALL MAINTENANCE, joint sealing, weep
holes, erosion control, commercial diving. All work
guaranteed. Call Cliff at 727-7673. (Matthew 6:30).
REASONABLE RESPONSIBLE POOL care. It's our
business. Will handle all your pressure cleaning needs.
Please call Woodland's Quality Pool Care at 778-6742.
GOING OUT OF TOWN or need a vacation? Reli-
able woman will watch your home while you're away.
Will watch pets, care for plants and do light house-
work. $15 a visit. Call 778-2961, leave message.
BABYSITTING EXPERIENCED MOM available
days, evenings and weekends. My home. Reliable
and responsible. Reasonable rates. Call 778-8388.
TRANSPORTATION TO & FROM Tampa Airport.
Call 778-7934.
RELIABLE PROFESSIONAL COUPLE will sit your
house while you're away. Reasonable fees great
references. Call 778-3629.


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.


ISLAND GARDEN CENTER Landscaping and native
plants is our business. Same location 7 years (Ma-
rina Drive). 778-4441

GRASS CUTTING 60 years experience. Commer-
cial, residential. By the cut or by the month. Retired,
want to keep active. Lowest prices. Call 779-2203.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.


JIM-TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.

FAUCET PLUMBING Remodel, service, water
heater, sewer cleaning. 24-hour service. Serving the
Island 20 years. 778-0181. Lic. #RF0038400.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential &
commercial. New construction or remodeling. 25
years experience, insured. Lic. # CGC 058-092. Call
778-5354 or pager 506-6186.

SCREENS REPLACED/REPAIRED, roof coating
and repairs, interior/exterior painting, drywall repairs,
ceiling fans, carpentry & ceramic tile. Low prices.
Call 778-0410.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and refer-
ences. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

CARPET, VINYL, CERAMIC tile. Sold, installed and
repaired. Excellent prices. All workmanship guaran-
teed. Fully licensed/insured. Steve Allen 383-5381
or beeper 506-3297.


BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco,
tile. Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183.
Dave Elliott.
ELECTRICIAN LICENSED & INSURED. Room ad-
ditions, services, ceiling fans, switches, outlets,
phones, TV. Quality work. 779-1104.


Fully furnished beach cottage. 1 BR/1BA, private lot
and parking. $275 per week, includes phone and
cable. 778-2832.


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Vaulted ceiling in living room;
S breakfast bar & dining area.
Elevated house w/garage un-
der. Large deck across back.
$375,000. #67898.

Carol S. Heinze
REALTORO/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
ANNA MARIA ... Bayfront 3BR/2BA home with clear views of
Tampa Bay. #DY13518. $329,000.
ANNA MARIA ... canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built home with
boat dock. Many extras. $249,000.
MVP LISTING. Bay access 3BR/3BA across from Sarasota Bay
with view of Bay, Islands. Must see interior to appreciate. Seller will
entertain offers between $140,000 -$170,000. #TDY15251.
BAYFRONT SERENITY. Nature's best. 3BR/3BA. Country
kitchen, open floor plan. DY13571. $209,000.
GULFFRONT CONDO. Spectacular sunsets and sandy
beaches. Light & comfy. DY13378. $168,000.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society. 778-5427

Karin Stephan
REALTORG/CRS
PREMIER CIRCLE
Eves: 388-1267
TRIPLEX 3BR/1.5BA,
2BR/1BA, efficiency.
Covered parking & deck
Son the Gulf. #KS14087.
$750,000.

MVP LISTING TERRA CEIA SAILBOAT WATER
Open Bay views and beautiful sunsets from this
3BR/3BA plus den. Elegant master suite, spacious
eat in kitchen, fireplace, white ceramic in 2,826 sq.
ft. of living area. #15424. Seller will entertain offers


MICHAEL ADVOCATE
REALTOR/GRI
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
Je Parle Francais
(un petit peu)
After hours:
(941) 778-0608


OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY JULY 21 1 TO 4 PM
405 Bay Palms Drive, Holmes Beach
A REAL SWEETHEART. Charming, well built 2BR/
2BA; enclosed 1 car garage. Great neighborhood, near
beach & bay. Beautifully landscaped w/sprinkler sys-
tem. Move-in condition. MVP listing. Seller will enter-
tain offers between $130,000 -$160,000. Call Michael
Advocate, eves. 778-0608. #14916.
between $330,000- $410,000. Call Karin Stephan,
eves. 388-1267.
GULFVIEW Must see this turnkey furnished
condo. See this one soon as Tiffany rarely has any
condo available for sale. This 2BR/2BA condo has
covered parking, extra storage and allows a small
pet. Offered at $185,000. TDY#15658. Call T. Dolly
Young, eves. 778-5427.
MVP LISTING MARTINIQUE Enjoy spectacular
sunsets, Gulf breezes & relaxing moments in the 2BR/
BA direct Gulffront unit. One car garage and extra
storage. Seller will entertain offers between $140,000
- $170,000. #13122. Call Carol S. Heinze, 778-7246.


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
77.1345/ GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
.1 778 3AND SATISFACTION

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
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boat dock. 2BR/1BA, newly remodeled, designer
turnkey furnished. Short walk to Gulf beaches and
restaurants. Available weekly or monthly. Ask
Denise about Herons Landing. (941) 778-2246 or
(800) 211-2323.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA apartment,
Florida room, w/d hook-up, garage, peek of the
Gulf. No dogs. $650 mo. 1st, last, security. Call
Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.

SEASONAL RENTALS: Anna Maria Island Club
$750 wk; North Beach Village $650 & up; Charm-
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bridges. Beach 1 block. Nice, quiet dead end street.
1st floor, 2BR, fully furnished, annual, with dock.
Also 2BR wk/mo and '97 season. No smoking or
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1 ROOM APARTMENT with bath, porch and
separate entry. Close to shopping and beach.
Call 778-7039.
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Bayfront non-smoking cottages in historic district.
Lush, fenced setting. Decks, private parking, many
extras. Seasonal, monthly, weekly and annual.
(941) 778-4625.
ANNUAL POOL HOME on sailboat water. View of
Bay, dock, 3 or 4BR, 3 bath. $1,650 mo. 778-9252.
3BR/2BA CANAL HOME. North Longboat. 1 block
to beach. $1,400 mo. plus utilities. 383-2520.
1BR NEWLY FURNISHED apartment. 435 62nd
Street, Holmes Beach. $600 mo. Call 778-2694.
NOW AVAILABLE with wonderful Gulf view. 2BR/
1BA upstairs condo. Furnished includes washer/
dryer and dishwasher. Call today. 749-0216.
ANNUAL DUPLEX Holmes Beach. 2BR/1BA,
cable, hot water. Steps to beach. No pets. $650
mo. 778-7665. 1st and security.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA apartment
across from beach. Great Gulf view, large deck, no
pets. $575 per mo. plus electricity. 778-0019.
APARTMENT 1BR/1BA UNFURNISHED. Close to
beach. $480 mo. Phone 778-2967 or 778-4010.
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HOLMES BEACH APARTMENT, unfurnished.
1BR/1 BA. $500 mo. Call 778-2967 or 778-4010.
STEPS TO BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/1BA. $625
mo. Call 778-1345.
NEED A TEMPORARY PLACE? Lovely furnished
Island duplex available August 1 for three months
only. $475 mo. Call 778-4872.
1 BR/1 BA APARTMENT 5 month rental across from
the beach. Just newly painted with attractive fur-
nishings. $550 mo. + $550 security. 778-7934.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA apartment in Holmes
Beach. Washer/dryer hook-up. $650 mo. + utilities.
208-A Peacock Lane. Call to see. 778-4084, 778-
6541 or pager 569-1591. Available around August 7.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS. Immaculate 1 &
2BR apartments within easy walking distance to
beach. Available weekly or monthly. Special sum-
mer rates. 778-4368.
ANNUAL 1BR/1BA EFFICIENCY. New appliances,
ceramic tile, Berber carpet. Close to beach. 778-
4637, leave message.
HOLMES BEACH 1BR turnkey furnished vaca-
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monthly. 778-5617.
SEASONAL 1BR/1BA newly decorated with deck
overlooking the Gulf. $450 week. 1 week minimum.
778-4637, leave message.


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FOR RENT 2BR/2BA. Short walk to the beach. $525
mo. + $550 security. Phone 792-1347.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR turnkey furnished vacation
rental. 100 yards to Gulf. Large lanai with spa.
Weekly/monthly. 778-5617.
SUMMERTIME EFFICIENCY near beach and pier.
Call 778-2153.
1 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS apartment. Unfurnished.
$400 mo. + electricity and garbage. Available August
1. 778-2167.
SMALL FURNISHED EFFICIENCY $400 plus electric.
1st, last & security. No smoking or pets. 778-3906.
BEAUTIFUL GULFVIEW 3BR house on quiet dead
end along Gulf. Entirely remodeled. Furnished, un-
furnished. $1,050 mo. 5 month lease. $1,250 mo.
yearly. 778-0990.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT 3BR/2BA bestview. 50'
to water. Private beach. Top floor master suite,
decks, patio, tropical gardens, unique. $3,000 mo.,
$1,000 wk. 778-0990.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA close to beach and bay. Washer/
dryer hook up, storage. $650 mo., $650 security.
778-4126. Mark.
1 BR/1 BA SPACIOUS APARTMENT Annual, turnkey
furnished, steps to beach. Cable TV, washer/dryer.
Anna Maria City. $500 mo. plus utilities. 1st, last,
security and references required. Available August 5.
778-4543. No Sunday calls please!
ANNUAL BAYFRONT CONDO with boat dock. Fur-
nished or unfurnished. $900 mo. plus utilities. Call
Wedebrock Real Estate Company 778-0700.

2BR/1BA ANNUAL/UNFURNISHED. Newly reno-
vated. Beautiful! Near beach. $650 mo. 1st, last,
security. No pets. Non smokers preferred. 778-1144.
COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE in Holmes
Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.
TWO RETAIL/COMMERCIAL STORES corner of
Holmes Blvd. and Gulf Dr. 1,000 sq. ft. +/- 5337 Gulf
Dr. 800 + sq. ft. +/- 5306A Holmes Blvd. Drive by and
call 778-2694.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE above the Bridge
Tender Inn. Will remodel to suit. $14 sq. ft. Mike
Norman Realty 778-6696.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT on Anna Maria
Island. Approximately 1,340 sq. ft. Excellent location
- great visibility. Call Smith Realtors at 778-0777.
MINI VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount either Sun.
- Wed. or Mon. Thu. 2 people/4 nights from $135.
Kitchens. 500 ft. to beach. Free bikes. Haley's Mo-
tel & Resort Complex. 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.


ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Pierside apart-
ments, 4-units furnished. Large lot with pool.
$449,000, by owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay Blvd.
778-2896.
LOT FOR SALE deep water canal. 515 75th Street,
Holmes Beach. $149,900. 778-7127.

DIRECT BAYFRONT Holmes Beach. 517 56th St.
Large, deep water dock, seawall, spectacular
bayview. 2BR, garage, fireplace, hot tub, decking,
tropical landscaping. Well cared for. $275,000 by
owner. 778-6747 or 366-7866.


TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.

FOR SALE BY OWNER 2 buildings, 4 units, 100' x
115'. Flowing well 200' from beach. Owner occupied
and run for 26 years. $350,000.111 113 36th Street,
Holmes Beach. 778-2071.

MOBILE HOME Palma Sola Shores. Reduced -
$62,000. $100 mo. fee, land owned. Call Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Just listed! Largest
townhouse. Mint condition, private location. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO BAY CLUB 1264 Spoonbill Landings Circle.
2BR/2BA, 2 car garage. Outstanding villa. $138,888.
Call Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
EASY WALK TO BEACH Beautifully furnished 2BR/
2BA condo. Pool, washer/dryer, eat-in kitchen, 2
lanais. $105,000. Easy to see. Yvonne Higgins, Re/
Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.
ANNA MARIA HOME on two extra large lots with
2BR, garage and more. $152,000. Call Richard Free-
man, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
FAMILY HOME IN Anna Maria with 3BR/2BA, large
fenced yard. $137,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
ISLAND COTTAGE zoned for residential or retail.
$225,000. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate,
778-6066.
BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA elevated home steps to fish-
ing pier and beach. Excellent rental history.
$239,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate,
778-6066.
PERICO ISLAND first floor condo overlooking lake,
2BR/2BA. $99,900. Call Richard Freeman or Tom
Nelson, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
ISLAND PARADISE direct Gulffront condos in pri-
vate area. $289,000. Call Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO SHORES exclusive enclave of executive
home sites three minutes from the beach. From
$74,900. Call Richard Freeman or Tom Nelson, Is-
land Real Estate, 778-6066.
FIDDLER'S GREEN vacant home site for sale in NW
Bradenton. $52,900. Call Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate, 778-6066.
EXTRA LARGE Anna Maria vacant lot. One of the
few left! $82,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
CANALFRONT VACANT LOT in Anna Maria.
$139,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate,
778-6066.
BEACH STYLE bicycle/gift shop, business and real
estate for sale. $199,000. Call Richard Freeman,
Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, excellent location on
Marina Drive. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
DON'T BUY A CONDO till you talk to Yvonne. My
experience plus 120 page color catalog of Island
condos can help you find the one that fits your bud-
get and your lifestyle. Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max
Gulfstream, 778-7777.
REAL ESTATE AGENTS Time for a change?
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has openings for their
Island offices. Highest commission splits paid, sup-
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2BR/1BA 9306 GULF DRIVE, Anna Maria. we will help you make the move. Call Michael E.
$115,000 OBO. 500' from beach. West side of Gulf Nink, Broker 383-5543.
Drive. (812) 275-3980.
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SWAT TEAM


BY JONATHAN SCHMALZBACH


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section
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actress Neuwirth
14 Help for the
memory-
challenged
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20 From the flock
21 Seldom seen
22 Bypass
23 Teacake
24 Small whirlwind
26 Jerry Rice, e.g.,
informally
27 Kato's boss
29 Couch
30 Seat of Jackson
County, Texas
31 Stock option
32 Aristophanes
play that caused
a buzz
34 "Baywatch" types
38 Because
39 "Awake, faire
Muse," e.g.
40 Lay waste to
41 Nursery rhyme
start
49 Excitedly active
51 Former First Lady
52 Revolutionary
War hero
53 Cork's place
54 -- Park, Calif.
55 Produce an effect,
as medicine
56 Ones involved in
match play


57 Dog's problem
58 African
monarchy
60 Caron role
61 Offer
62 Region of
Nicaragua
66 Sculptured
70 Brand
71 Bulldozer, e.g.
75 Fanatical
76 Actress Adams
et al.
78 1959 Kingston
Trio hit
79 Sirens
81 "- Shoes"
(American
spiritual)
82 Time's 1977
Man of the Year
83 Inquiry: Abbr.
84 Like some roofs
85 1939 tale of a
tarnished
Tinseltown, with
"The"
88 To be, to Henri
89 Dory's need
90 Becoming slower,
musically: Abbr.
91 Placetobuy
redeye
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99 Them: Fr.
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successor
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102 Tale of a
butchered Piggy
109 1960-61 A.L.
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September 1944



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cosmetics 34 Author Stoker
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5 Hit the roof 48 One going in the
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8 Mary Roberts 56 Falafel holders
Rinehart volume 57 Lithium and
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and others 59 Quite a load
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subscriptions 65 "- the day!"
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role phrase)
16 Jargons 66 Part of a
17 but dazzling crossword
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Vaughan name means
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Netanyahu 68 "- Like That"
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77 Orange drink
78 New wine
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82 Attempts
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87 Well-made reserve
product? 98 "Heartbreak
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92 Had a little lamb? 99 North Carolina
93 Loots politician Sam
94 Tops 100 Adamantine
95 Destroy 103 Seine tributary
96 Baker's offering 104 Unfettered


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107 C.S.A.'s
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108 Computer
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ISLAND HOMES
518 58th St., HB ........................ $395,000
. 2014 Avenue A., BB ................. $139,900
638 Dundee Lane, HB.............. $698,000
619 Emerald Lane, HB .............. $249,900
621 Emerald Lane, HB ............. $219,000
628 Emerald Lane,HB .............$349,000
615 Gladstone Lane, HB........... $209,000
613 Ivanhoe Lane, HB............. $695,900
657 Key Royale Dr., HB ............ $595,000
680 Key Royale Dr., HB ............$229,000
608 North Point Dr., HB............. $595,000
611 North Point Dr., HB............. $589,900
114 Pelican Dr., AM .................. $199,000
522 South Dr., AM ................... $149,000


,; TRIPLEX ISLAND
Contract Pending


4-PLEX ISLAND
' 116-122 52nd St., HB.............. $340,000


SLOTS ISLAND
517 South Dr., AM .................... $132,500
202 77th St., HB ................. .. $84,999
107 Bay Blvd. N., AM ................ $395,000
517 Blue Heron, AM .................. $500,000


CONDOS ISLAND
Westbay Cove #113................ $139,900
Westbay Cove So. #35..............$139,900
Summer Sands #215 . .$144 900
La Costa Condo #114 ...... .. $159.900
Coquina Beach Club #203 15,000
Coquina Beach Club #2 04 $18' CO0
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Ocean Park Terrace #103 ........ $169,000
Sunbow Bay #116 .................... $92,500
Gulfsands #206 .......... ....... $182,000
5400 Condo #8..................... $83,000
5400 Condo #29........................ $227,000
Westbay Point&Moorings #242. $215,000
North Beach Village #6315 ....... $155,500
Whitney Beach #121 ................ $97,500
Whitney Beach #303 ............... $355,000


HOMES MAINLAND
201 N 22nd St. Ct. E.,...............$114,500
7808 19th Ave. Dr. W. ............... $135,000
3715 Coconut Terrace ............. $289,000
4907 Mangrove Pt. Rd............. $159,900


CONDOS MAINLAND
Sabal Palm Garden Unit 1-B ....... $45,500
Sabal Palm Garden Unit A-1M .... $56,500
Sabal Palm Garden Unit AlL ...... $54,900
Mount Vernon Unit 9419 ............. $59,500
Palm Villa Unit 240 ...................... $92,500
Glen Oaks Ridge Villas Unit 240 $78,900
Townhouses in the Cay #A-3 ...... $61,900


MOBILE HOMES MAINLAND
7519 Kansas St ........................... $24,900


DUPLEX MAINLAND
1336 11th St. .............................. $49,900


LOTS MAINLAND
9850 SR 64E . 75,000
4211 64th St. W ...... .. 6.9,'00J
5C.,,0 LcI'. ,d F;Ride Rd.. Sara$3.2'3,000


BUSINESS/COMMERCIAL MAINLAND
Auto Parts................... ........ $485,000
Commercial Building ................. $285,000
Flower Shop ................................ $50,000

PERICO BAY CLUB
859 Audubon Dr....................... $110,000
1105 Edgewater Circle.............. $124,500
1281 Edgewater Circle #89....... $189,900
1395 Perico Pointe Cir #143...... $217,000
930 Sandpiper Circle ................ $125,500
1224 Spoonbill Landing ............ $112,000
1226 Spoonbill Landings Cir.....$115,900
1260 Spoonbill Landings Cir.....$155,900
1273 Spoonbill Landings Cir.....$137,000
1288 Spoonbill Landings Cir.....$135,500
944 Waterside Lane .................. $119,900
508 Woodstork Circle................ $147,500


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