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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Turtle time


returns to


Anna Maria


A baby sea
turtle scam-
pers into the
Gulf after
hatching on
the Island's
beaches.


Turtle nest


-: 2. a. y1 ,-.
This little loggerhead turtle looks like he's screwing up his courage for a dash across the beach and into the
water. Female turtles will lay about 100 leathery eggs per nest: Islander Photos: courtesy Bob Corkery


Cortez fire may turn into 'inferno'


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"Spontaneous combustion" is about to turn the
Cortez fire station controversy "into an inferno," says
Dr. Mary Fulford Green.
If the matter isn't settled at a meeting next Wednes-
day, Sept 4, she will "go to the sheriff and ask for a full
investigation."
At issue is the ownership and use of the small sta-
tion built by the people of Cortez nearly 40 years ago
and staffed by volunteer firemen. Dr. Green wants it
used as a community center and for the after-school
children's program she directs. Others want it to stay
in service as a fire station.
It now houses a fire engine, which Dr. Green says
has been called out only once the first six months of this
year.
"Tony was just the tip of the iceberg," she said,
referring to Claude "Tony" Bailey, Parrish fire chief
who has admitted he took $3,600 in the Cortez volun-
teer department funds in the early 1990s. He was an
inspector with the Anna Maria Fire Control District
then and oversaw the Cortez funds.
He said he wrote four checks to himself but didn't
regard it as theft "I borrowed it." He said he had se-
vere money problems then, with a sick mother, a son
with medical problems and a mortgage that the bank
was threatening to foreclose.
Cortez volunteers at a meeting in early August
decided to let him repay the money, and he said he has
dipped into his retirement plan to repay and hopes to
have it all paid off by the end of the year.
Dr. Green expressed regret that Bailey got into
volunteer funds in his difficulties and said "the family
would have come up with money for him if we had
known." He is married to a niece of Dr. Green.
Final disposition of his case and the status of his


job in Parrish were still undecided early this week.
The station controversy began when the Cortez
volunteer department decided to dissolve itself and dis-
pose of its assets, only to discover it had been involun-
tarily dissolved seven years ago when it failed to keep
its paperwork and fees current with the Florida Secre-
tary of State.
The Cortez volunteers subsequently merged with
the Anna Maria Volunteer Department, and its presi-
dent, Jane Maddox, says the Cortez department has
been reinstated and incorporated again.
Dr. Green says otherwise. It is up to Cortez people
to run their own department and their own affairs, not
have outsiders take over, she said. Some 20 Cortezians
signed up to reorganize the department, she aid.
A paid member of the Anna Maria department,
Jack Williams, lived in the station and Dr. Green
charged that he failed to pay part of his rent and she
suspected the Anna Maria department of "covering up
for one of their own."
Maddox said William got behind in his rent, all
right, but as of now "the rent has been paid in full."
The Cortez department originally decided to turn its
building, valued at $110,000, over to the Florida Institute
for Saltwater Heritage, but subsequently rescinded the
offer on advice of an attorney, Maddox said.
At Dr. Green's request, Florida Sen. John McKay has
asked the secretary of state to look into the department's
standing, and expects a reply momentarily.
She has talked with the state attorney's office, she
said, and found some interest there. She foresees taking the
whole thing up with the sheriff if it isn't settled soon, and
even is considering hiring an attorney to pursue it.
The Anna Maria Volunteer Fire Department will
meet Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Bradenton Beach volun-
teer station and "I am sure this matter will be dis-
cussed," said Maddox.


washed out;


fines forgone


after 'mistake'
Nobody is sure what happened and the law's
dreadful penalties won't be invoked, but only half a
dozen of a nestful of turtle hatchlings made it to the
Gulf from a Holmes Beach nest.
Suzi Fox, sea turtle conservation permit holder for
the Island, said a woman passerby saved some
hatchlings but inadvertently disturbed any evidence
that could have been used in court.
Apparently one of the Martinique's two swimming
pools was being pumped onto the beach and the flow was
enough to wash out the sea turtle nest there, Fox said.
A guest at a nearby condo happened by, Fox said,
:and .: .' l t,1 right things, at first anyway." The
woman called the Florida Marine Patrol, then gathered
up the six or seven hatchlings she could find alive and
carried them to the Gulf, where they swam away.
But she had moved dead hatchlings in order to get
at the live ones, Fox said, and that contaminated the
evidence. That, and the fact that the egg shells were
scattered by the time Fox and other volunteers arrived.
They found 52 dead hatchlings.
Turtle Watch had put in the customary warning
stakes to keep people away from the nest and was
aware that hatching would take place some time soon.
It apparently did, and the babies were waiting for the
cool of night to cross the beach to the sea, Fox said.
Rob Sanger of Galaxy Pool Service, Bradenton,
said later that the pool's float valve apparently had
malfunctioned the night of Aug. 18 and when he ar-
rived to service the pool the next day, the pool had
overfilled. He turned on the pump to drain off the sur-
plus water, he said.
"Nobody notified me of any problem," he said.
"It's news to me."
John DeFazio, longtime turtle protector on the Is-
land, said his understanding is that "it's perfectly legal
to drain pool water into the Gulf, though that's sup-
posed to be changing soon."
Fox said since no one saw the incident taking place
and there was no dependable evidence, she believed
there would be no charges and no penalty.
PLEASE SEE TURTLES, NEXT PAGE


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ............................................ ............ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Candidate profiles ....................................... 12
ISLAND MAP ....................................... ......... 16
Stir-it-up ............................................. ........... 19
School Daze ....................................... .......... 21
Streetlife ............................................ 23
Anna Maria Island tides .............................. 25


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


AUGUST 29, 1996






FIJ PAGE 2 M AUGUST 29, 1996 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Two former mayors move off Island


Former Bradenton Beach Mayor Katie Pierola and
her husband, Gil Sr., who moved to northwest
Bradenton a few months ago, are being followed off the
Island by former Anna Maria Mayor Dottie
McChesney and her husband, Roy.
McChesney said after the death in April of her
step-father, Dudley Mercer, she and Roy made the de-
cision to move to Parrish.
"I was not mayor anymore, so it was not practical
for us to stay," she explained. "We wanted to make a
fresh start. It's a new challenge. Every 10 years or so
it's good to shake up your life."
The McChesneys will be moving to the Gardens on
Aug. 20, where their new home looks out onto a pas-
ture filled with cows and horses. Meanwhile, they are
trying to sell their present home in Anna Maria.
"There's a lot of upkeep on this house because of



Capital plan


comes to Anna


Maria Sept. 5
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Capital Improvements Commit-
tee continues to develop a five-year plan to be pre-
sented to city commissioners on Set. 5, Chairman
Jimmy Nichols said last week.
The plan includes bike paths, sidewalks, drainage,
roadways, bridges and a new maintenance building. All
recommendations are tentative and may change prior
to the presentation.
As in Holmes Beach, the city is slated to get bike
lanes in the year 2000, according to the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation's five year plan. However, the
city can advance the funds to the DOT to begin the
project now and be reimbursed when the funds become
available.
Plans include:
$124,800 in fiscal year 1996-97 for Gulf Drive
from the Holmes Beach city limits to Pine Avenue.
$114,600 in fiscal year 1997-98 for Crescent
Drive from Pine Avenue to Magnolia and North Bay
Boulevard from Pine Avenue to North Shore Drive.
$119,700 in fiscal year 1998-99 for North
Shore Drive from Pine Avenue to North Bay Boule-
vard.
An alternative route from Gulf Drive down Palm
Avenue to North Shore Drive and from Palm Av-
enue to Pine Avenue may be included in the 1996-
97 plan for an additional $60,000. Funds will be
taken from and returned to the city's reserves,
Nichols said.
Drainage is divided into two categories equip-
ment and improvements. Equipment includes $86,774
in 1996-97 for a dump truck, a pickup truck and a back-
hoe and $16,392 in 1998-99 for a pickup truck. A grad-
ing tractor at $25,000 may be added.
Division of funding for improvements has not been
determined yet. Improvements will follow the plan
devised by the Southwest Florida Water Management
District and include:
North Shore Drive, Rose Street, Holly Road Basin.
North Shore Drive, North Bay Boulevard Basin.
Crescent Drive, Lakeview Drive Basin.
Magnolia Avenue, Spring Avenue Basin.
South Drive, South Bay Boulevard Basin.
Willow Street Basin.
Island Baptist Church Basin.
Division of funding for sidewalks has not been
determined; however, $163,644 is recommended over
five years. Projects include:
North Shore Drive from Willow Avenue to Hibis-
cus Avenue.
Jacaranda Road from Cypress Street to North
Shore Drive.
North Bay Boulevard from Hibiscus Avenue to
North Shore Drive.
Gladiolus Street from North Shore Drive to Cres-
cent Drive.
The south side of Magnolia Avenue at the com-
munity center to Maxine Street.
Crescent Drive from Palm Avenue to Pine Av-


McChesney Pierola

its age," she said. "At the Gardens all the maintenance
is included, and we won't be so tied down. We can do
some traveling."
McChesney said she will continue her interest in
county affairs and plans to focus on illegal dumping of


enue.
Spring Avenue from the 400 block to South Bay
Boulevard.
Magnolia Avenue from Maxine Street to South
Bay Boulevard.
Coconut Avenue from Gulf Drive to North Shore
Drive.
Division of funding or projects for roadway im-
provements have not been determined.
Rehabilitation is planned for the city's two
humpbacked bridges. The Metropolitan Planning
Organization has accepted the bridges as a project,
but they have not been placed in the DOT plan for
funding. If they are funded, committee members
may recommend the same process as with the bike
paths advance the money to the DOT and be re-
imbursed when the funding is available.
Engineering plans on both bridges are complete,
Nichols said. The North Bay Boulevard bridge
would need $79,500 per year for two years and the
Crescent Drive bridge would need $71,000 per year
for two years.
The committee plans to recommend that the city
purchase a pre-fabricated steel building to house
maintenance vehicles, Nichols said. The building
would be placed on city hall property, freeing up
more parking for the historical museum at the cur-
rent maintenance area on Pine Avenue. The 30-foot
by 60-foot building would cost $64,500.


garbage by cruise ships in the Gulf of Mexico.
"I care about this place and will continue the work I
began to protect the beach and the water," she said. "We
will keep in touch with our Island friends and travel back
and forth. It's only 45 minutes from the Island."
The Pierolas, on the other hand, will continue to
work on the Island at their family business, the Catalina
Resort, said Pierola.
"The reason I didn't run for mayor again was be-
cause I made a decision to focus on the business," she
explained. "I dedicated myself to the community for
many, many years and now it's time to get our house
in order."
The Pierolas came to the Island 25 years ago and
owned an eight-unit motel in Holmes Beach for three
years before building the Catalina, she said. Tia Lena,
a restaurant atop the motel, was later added.


Island
Improvements
While Island preservation
and beautification remain
important issues within
the community, the Key
Royale Resident Owners
Association has taken
action. With professional
landscape designs pro-
vided by resident Mary
Stealey, the Association
hopes to adorn Key
Royale Drive with land-
scaping along each
median's end cap, like the
one shown here. "We're
off to a good start, said
Don Maloney, president
of the association and
Holmes Beach city
council member. "This is
going to be an expensive
project, but well worth
every penny. We have
already raised $3,000
which came directly from
the residents." Donations
ers b m can be sent to: Key
Royale Resident Owners
Assn., 615 Foxworth
Lane, Holmes Beach, FL
34217. Islander Photo:
Sa Michelle Timpanaro.





Turtles all washed

up in Holmes

Beach
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Mike Sole of the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection confirmed that. He wasn't happy
with the incident, but said it "might help property own-
ers be more aware that their actions can have unex-
pected results." Sole, biological administrator with the
DEP, said that in most violations the property owner is
routinely held responsible.
Rod Gaffney, maintenance supervisor at the
Martinique, said that before he went on vacation Aug. 9
someone had found one hatchling from what he had as-
sumed was that nest, and they put it into the Gulf. They
searched for more babies, he said, but found none.
The only drainage from the condo to the Gulf could
be pool water feeding into an old system that was aban-
doned long ago, he said.
Fox said penalties for disturbing sea turtle nests can
be horrendous: Federal civil fine of $25,000 or crimi-
nal fine of $50,000 and/or a year in prison, and sepa-
rate punishment under Florida law of a $500 fine for
the first egg or hatchling destroyed or taken and $100
for each additional instance, plus 60 days in jail.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M AUGUST 29, 1996 M PAGE 3 II


Lower tax rate offered in Bradenton Beach


A lean budget that rolls back property taxes but still
has a few service extras is proposed in Bradenton Beach.
The lean part comes from the proposed millage of
2.7597 for the next fiscal year, down from the 1995-96
rate of 2.8034. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed
value of a home after the exemption for homestead.
For Bradenton Beach homeowners, the proposed
property tax for a home valued at $133,000 after cal-
culating the homestead exemption is $298. That's an
increase of about $18 from 1995-96 levels.
Revenue and expenses for next year are currently
estimated at $1.416 million, up from the 1995-96 bud-
get of $1.356. Much of the increase in revenue is due
to increased value of property in the city and more
money derived from other revenue sources, such as
sales, gasoline and cigarette taxes and franchise fees for
electricity, telephones and cable television.
Not included in those revenue figures is the state


Community Development Block Grant for $500,000
for improvements around Bridge Street or the $100,000
grant for fishing pier improvements.
More "extras" in the budget lie in the funds derived
from the one-cent sales tax funding, estimated to be
$122,000 for next year. Projects earmarked to receive
funding from that money include $6,000 for roller shut-
ters at the Tingley Library, $5,000 for improvements at the
city garage, $20,000 for street paving, $34,000 for police
cars and $60,000 for city hall renovations.
Citizens will get a chance to voice their thoughts
about the budget at the first public hearing on the mat-
ter, scheduled for Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at city hall. The fi-
nal budget hearing will be on Sept. 10.
Among the expenses in the city for the 1996-97
fiscal year include:
Administration $251,000.
Police $424,000.


Tingley sale
Virginia Serating, board
member and one of the
original founders of
Tingley Memorial Li-
brary, lends a helping
hand to Heather and
Chris Drake, vacationers
from Atlanta, in prepara-
tion for the biannual used
book sale on Friday and
Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30,
from 10 am. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds from the sale
will be used to purchase
currentfiction for the
library. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Tingley
Memorial Library


Planning $78,000.
Parks $4,000.
Streets and roads $166,000.
Sanitation $209,000.
Among the revenue projections for the city next
fiscal year are:
Occupational licenses $24,000
Sheriff payment for Coquina Beach patrols
$68,000.
Permits $36,000.
Ad valorem taxes $370,000.
Gas taxes $95,000.
Bradenton Beach Pier $29,000.
One-cent sales tax $$122,000.
Sanitation $225,000.
Public hearings on the budget are scheduled for
Sept. 3 and Sept. 10 beginning at 7 p.m. in city hall.





Anna Maria City
9/3, 7 p.m., Budget work session

Bradenton Beach
8/29, 7 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
9/3, 7 p.m., Public hearing on the millage rate
9/5, 7 p.m., Council meeting

Holmes Beach
9/3, 9 am., Council work session on
residential rental ordinance
9/3, 7 p.m., First public hearing on the budget
followed by council meeting
9/5, 10:30 am., Planning Commission

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JIM PAGE 4 0 AUGUST 29, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Five-year Holmes Beach budget comparison


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
According to calculations by City Treasurer Ann
Mitchell, Holmes Beach residents may pay $568,754
or 41 percent more for city services in 1996-97 than in
1992-93.
Fiscal year 1992-93 was the first time the millage
was raised to 1.75, and it has remained at that figure
ever since. Revenues generated by that millage rate
were $1,548,347 in 1992-93 and are anticipated to be
$1,814,995 in 1996-97, a possible increase of
$266,648.
The city saved $158,000 in 1992-93; therefore,
nothing was required from the reserves. The reserves
could be tapped for $143,187 in 1996-97, if the pro-


Figures for revenues were ready for the Anna
Maria Commission's first budget meeting last week,
but many figures for expenses must wait until this
week's budget meeting.
Ad valorem taxes are $358,834, an increase of
$24,162 over this fiscal year. Total revenues are
$936,703, an increase of $45,869. The amount to be
transferred from reserves has not been determined.
On the expense side, salaries are up approximately

Repertory singers perform
free at Roser
The Anna Maria Island Repertory Singers will
present a program of music including excerpts from
"South Pacific" on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m.
Featured soloist is David Bryan performing "On a
Clear Day." Other selections include Mozart's "Ave
Verum," and "The Birth of the Blues." A children's
group will also perform. Accompanist for the singers
is Paulette Kilts and director is Elaine Burkly.
The event is free and open to the public.


OFTO


OFF


Note: Actual budget figures for 1992-93 are com-
pared here to proposed budget figures for the 1996-
97 year.

posed budget is passed and all funds are used.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner noted that the 1996-97
figure from the reserves includes Cost of Living Ad-
justment raises, three new employees, one-time dona-
tion of $5,850 for the community's center's new gym
floor, a $10,000 increase in beautification and increases
the stipend for council members who are elected next
spring.
The city's current reserves remain at $1.3 million.
Increases in operating budgets over the five years are:


$12,600 with $16,000 being added for an administra-
tive clerk in public works. Overtime is down $1,500,
while part-time help is down $4,000.
One large increase is shown in expenses for city
building improvements, recreation and maintenance
from $2,000 this year to a proposed $22,000. Public
Works Supervisor Phil Charnock said the increase
includes some line items that were in other areas of
the budget in previous years such as carpet and fur-
niture for city hall.
The increase also includes stucco work for the his-
torical museum, repairs to the Island Playhouse, side-
walks and parking for the community center, picnic
tables and shell walkways at some beach accesses and
continuing the beautification project at Bean Point.
Public safety or money paid to the Manatee County
Sheriffs Office for police patrol is up $18,677 from
this year.
All figures are tentative.
The commission's first public hearing on the bud-
get is set for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5. The second is set for 7
p.m. Sept. 24.


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Public works department actual $437,307 in
1992-93 versus proposed $623,758 in 1996-97, a pos-
sible difference of $186,451.
Police department actual $734,517 in 1992-93
versus proposed $945,882 in 1996-97, a possible dif-
ference of $211,365.
General government actual $217,585 in 1992-
93 versus proposed $388,533 in 1996-97, a possible
difference of $170,675.
The total of the three departments is actual
$1,389,409 in 1992-93 versus proposed $1,958,173 in
1996-97, a possible difference of $568,764.
The council's first public hearing on the budget
is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 3. The second is set for 7 p.m.
Sept. 17.


Does the Island

need an image?
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner
suggested to Island elected officials last week
that they develop an Island image. Something on
the order of "Virginia is for Lovers" or "I Love
New York," he said.
So what do you think? Does the Island need
an image? If so, what is it? Let's hear your ideas.


Island Branch Library
closes for holiday
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach and
all public libraries within the Manatee County system
will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday,
Sept. 2.
Garbage pickup as
scheduled on Labor Day
Garbage will be picked up on schedule in all three
Island cities on Labor Day, Sept. 2.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 29, 1996 M PAGE 5 rB

First Lady fan club sprouts up in area


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Tea at the White House with the First Lady is com-
ing up soon for a Perico Bay woman who says, "If I
have to sell the grandchildren's inheritance, I'll be
there."
Anastasia Cerwin will join coordinators of 50
Hillary Rodham Clinton Fan Clubs across the country
on Sept. 3.
"Incensed over the way the First Lady has been
treated," Cerwin and two dozen Manatee County
women have formed a local chapter of the fan club just
in time for the White House invitation.
Its membership includes names well known on the
Island Dottie McChesney, former mayor of Anna
Maria City; Arden Fowler of Cortez, who will be a
delegate to the Democratic National Convention;
Germaine Sava of Perico Bay; Joanne Schneider of
Tidy Island.
Cerwin launched the local club after her sister
joined the Hillary fan club in Sarasota, "and I knew
we'd need one in Manatee County, too."
It's doing "amazingly well," she said. "I was in
Sam's the other day and a woman asked me where did
I get my Hillary pin, and I explained and now she is
joining up."
The pin is part of the package for membership,
Cerwin said. Also involved are newsletter and other
reports on the First Lady's activities, and infor-
mation on other clubs around the country
and even abroad. There are clubs
in Japan, / Denmark ,
England and half a dozen


Sc" 7 This First
Lady pin was
spotted on Island
Democrat Bill Mullon.


Anastasia Cerwin and the First Lady.


other countries for a total membership of 22,000 or so.
Not all people are as forthcoming as the woman in
Sam's, Cerwin noted. The clubs in heavily Republican
Sarasota County, organized more than two years ago, have
sometimes gotten rough treatment Members there have
been subjected to "really nasty, vicious" comments and
her home has been damaged on two different nights, said
Janet Podrichak, coordinator there.
Nothing like that has shown up in Manatee County,
though on some other levels Cerwin envies the
Sarasota organization just a little "They've got some
Republican members, believe it or not, and a couple of
men."
A fan club's job is to "provide emotional support
for Hillary, assure her she has our support, write letters
to the editor, and generally show that we think she's a
fine person."
"We trust her completely and we believe in what


she's doing. Not all of us feel as negatively about her
as she's been portrayed in the press."
Does Cerwin blame the press for Ms. Clinton's,
well, bad press?
"You betcha!"
She quotes Reagan-Bush campaign official Roger
Ailes as saying after Bill Clinton's election, "'We'll do
anything to destroy this presidency.' And boy, have
they ever tried!"
Despite the seriousness of their efforts, the Hillary
Rodham Clinton Fan Club members seem notably
good-natured and upbeat.
They keep those cards and letters going for the
First Lady, they wear pins proclaiming their support,
they meet monthly to stay on track and enthusiastic and
to welcome new members.
Next meeting will be Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the
South Branch of the Manatee Library on 26th Street.


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Our suggestions for

Tuesday's primary

election
With the Democratic convention this week, the
Republican nomination just completed and primary
election day Tuesday, we're just full of politics
these days. 'Tis the season.
So we offer some of our suggestions and recom-
mendations for poll-goers next week. Please re-
member to vote regardless of your party affiliation
- there are non-partisan races on Tuesday's ballot.
For Florida House of Representatives District
68 Republican ballot, we endorse educator Lois
Gerber, most because incumbent Mark Flanagan
prov-d himself to be what we had feared in his first
term as a state representative, an empty suit.
We find it hard to endorse a candidate who
showed complete ignorance in his statement regard-
ing the net ban two years ago, saying, "I'm for the
net ban because I'm against abortion and therefore
I must take a stand against fishermen catching
spawning mullet."
For the Manatee County Commission District 3
seat, we endorse incumbent Stan Stephens, al-
though we'd like to see and hear from him more of-
ten on Island issues and at Island elected official
meetings.
Roy Hendricks does have knowledge of the in-
ner workings of government from his job experi-
ence with the county and is to be commended for
his diligent campaign. His goals are admirable.
Also to be commended are the efforts of
Cortez's Jane von Hahmann, but we have concerns
based on her past support of the high bridge to
Cortez. We'd love to see someone elected to the
commission who would look out for the interests of
the Village of Cortez, but more for the needs of in-
dependent fisherman and preservation than for the
commercial potential looming there.
For our school board representative, we endorse
incumbent Barbara Turner. Her experience as an
elected official in Bradenton Beach and her tenure
on the board will serve her and us well in the next
four years.
Also on the school board, we endorse Harry
Kinnan. His family heritage is one of support and
thoughtful leadership in the schools and his election
would follow a tradition of sorts. He's been critical
of the present board's spending and we can't argue
with that.
Please remember to vote Tuesday.


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Bowling tournament strikes
success for center
We would like to thank all 201 bowlers for mak-
ing this year's O'Connor Brothers Bowling Challenge
to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center
the biggest success ever.
From the responses we heard, everyone had a great
time for a great cause. Every year the tournament gets
bigger and better and it's because of all of you.
We would like to give a special thanks to the local
businesses who contributed to the success of the event
- the Beach Bistro, Bridge Tender, Sandbar, Beach
House, D.Coy Ducks, Sign of the Mermaid, Island
Discount Tackle, Peaches, Anna Maria Oyster Bar and
Circuit City. Last, but not least, The Islander By-
stander, because we never would have had more than
200 bowlers without its support.
Please share your appreciation with our business
sponsors because without them we never would have
reached our goal.
The O'Connors, Bill, Sharon, George and Sue

Lobster torture a dicey subject
If Pat Mowrey had won live chickens or cows -
instead of lobsters from the Tip of the Island restau-
rant, would your paper have run a photo of the animals
being killed for his dinner as portrayed in a photo en-
titled "Tickled (lobster) pink," in your Aug. 1 issue?
Lobsters may not be "wired" like humans, but this
doesn't mean they can't feel pain. In fact, their suffering
may be worse than ours would be in similar situations.
For example, chefs who like to slice and dice lob-
sters before throwing them in boiling water should
know that many researchers believe lobsters continue
to feel pain even after they have been cut in half.
Invertebrate zoologist Jaren G. Horsley says, "The
lobster does not have an autonomic nervous system that
puts it into a state of shock when it is harmed. It prob-.
ably feels itself being cut ... (and) feels all the pain
until its nervous system is destroyed" during boiling.
But don't heat up the water just yet, because boiling
lobsters alive (what one researcher calls "unnecessary
torture" isn't exactly humane, either. When lobsters are
dropped into scalding water, they whip their bodies wildly


and scrape the sides of the pot in a desperate attempt to
escape; they can take up to three minutes to die.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals thinks
it is time to liberate lobsters from the pot by switching
to a healthy, animal-friendly vegetarian diet.
Paula Moore, Correspondent, PETA

Bequest, we beseech!
Regarding the article in the Aug. 8 Islander By-
stander, "New Anna Maria Beach OK'd by county,"
and the quote, "A beginning beach bequeath was
granted Tuesday for Anna Maria."
What in heaven's name is "a bequeath?"
Consult any dictionary and find that "bequeath" is a
verb. It describes the act of leaving or giving property by
will.
Suppose that you made a mistake and meant "a
bequest" (the noun). This then begs the question
whether our government agencies are now so moribund
that they make their grants by bequest! Please, our lan-
guage is precious and deserves better. There are those who
are still learning and look to the press, among others, to
set an example. This is a poor one indeed!
LA.S. Lemmer, Tampa

Say 'no way' to offshore drilling
I was very upset to learn that Coastal Petroleum
Co. is preparing to begin offshore oil drilling along the
Florida Gulf coast. I was even more disturbed to learn
that the state seems to have resigned itself to the idea
that there is no way to stop this!
Governor Chiles has stated repeatedly that he is
opposed to offshore drilling and will do all in his power
to protect Florida's coastline.
The governor's stance is admirable, yet intentions
are one thing and action is quite another. In this case,
Chiles appears not to be taking any real action to halt
this potential environmental nightmare.
I strongly urge every citizen who cares about
Florida's coastline to write the governor and demand
immediate action, including a request for a response to
your letter, to stop Coastal Petroleum Co. now!
Write Governor Lawton Chiles, The Capital, Talla-
hassee, FL 32399-0001 or phone him at (904) 488-5152.
Lawrence and Barbara Lacina, Holmes Beach


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
__ Part 13, Anna Maria Island and the Seminole War, 1835-1842
by June Alder


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Chief Osceola, painted by famed artist George Catlin just before the charismatic
Seminole chiefs death in prison in 1838.

THE FINAL SOLUTION


The kidnapping and deportation of
the wives and children of the fishermen
at William Bunce's Anna Maria Island
rancho was Gen. Thomas Jesup's final
infamous act as American commander
in the bloody Second Seminole War.
Six months earlier Jesup had
shocked the public by his despicable
treatment of Seminole Chief Osceola.
Jesup had seized him under a flag of
truce and imprisoned him at Charleston
where he died of a "fever" on Jan. 30,
1838. Consequently, President Martin
Van Buren relieved Jesup from his com-
mand and he left Florida in disgrace
shortly after the Anna Maria Island
"kidnapping" episode.
The fishermen who had petitioned
Secretary of War Joel Poinsett for the re-
turn of their families naturally hoped
Jesup's downfall would mean the end of
his cruel policies.
The entire Tampa Bay-Charlotte
Harbor Anglo-Spanish civilian commu-
nity of about 400 souls rallied around
Bunce and the fishermen. Not only for
humanitarian reasons. They knew if
Jesup's policy was allowed to stand, it
would doom the fishing community and
wreck the economy of the Gulf Coast.
Testimonials were given as to the
good character of Bunce and the loyalty
of his people to the United States. Judge
Augustus Steele, Bunce's long-time
friend, made a special trip up to Charles-
ton to plead their case to Secretary of
War Joel Poinsett.
But these efforts were in vain.
Brig. Gen. Zachary Taylor (later to
be elected President) was summoned to
Fort Brooke as temporary replacement
for Jesup. On May 14 he received a let-
ter from Acting Secretary War Samuel


Cooper with a message for Bunce.
The Department of War was satis-
fied with Jesup's policy "at least, for
the present," he wrote. "The return of
the families in question may become a
subject of future consideration, but un-
til a final pacification of the territory,
they must remain away."
He added.this outrageous state-
ment: "And it would be better for the
peace of the country, if the petitioners
would accompany them."
The constitutional convention that
would lead to Florida statehood in 1845
was to take place in the fall. The future
of the fisheries was sure to be an issue.
The people of Tampa Bay elected
Bunce to be their delegate to the meet-
ing. He was the last delegate to arrive
for the meeting at Christmas time.
Sure enough, there was a hot de-
bate about the fisheries. The old argu-
ments were trotted out that they were
flaunting revenue laws and smuggling
arms to the Seminoles. But the question
was moot. What happened on Anna
Maria Island was to end a way of life
that had endured for three centuries.
And what about Bunce? When
Florida's first constitution was ap-
proved on Friday, Jan. 11, 1839, he was
one of the signers. He may have been
ill when he put his pen to the document.
For he died not long afterwards.
Bunce was never to know that
within a year his Anna Maria rancho
would be no more put to the torch
by American soldiers.


Next week:
Conclusion of the
Bunce saga


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Celebrate Appreciation
Days with Mote Marine
Mote Marine Laboratory is extending its Open
House celebration in a four-day festival to be held from
Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
All of Mote's attractions will be open and available
at a reduced rate of $2 for non-members and are free
to Mote members and students 17 and under.
For more information about Mote's Appreciation
Days, call the laboratory at 388-4441.


Community pool
needs support
Islanders interested in building a community
pool for all Island residents to use or who wish to
provide input into the subject are invited to an orga-
nizational meeting to be held at Paradise Bagels in
the Anna Maria Centre, Holmes Beach, on Friday,
Aug. 30, at 1 p.m.
Islanders who cannot make the meeting but would
like to offer support to the project, should call 778-
3328.


Bill Bouziane memorialized with contribution
Anna Maria Island Community Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly, left, accepts a $5,000 check from
Signa, Will and Cory Bouziane in memory of their husband and father, the late Bill Bouziane. The money will
be added to the Center's Endowment Fund, a permanent trust established in 1994 to ensure funding stability.
The family chose this way to remember Bouziane's commitment and dedication to Island children. To contrib-
ute to the Bouziane Memorial Fund or honor a loved one, call the Center at 778-1908.


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They're making improvements, but there's more
happening than a new gym floor and some fresh sod on
the balding field out back.
"The Community Center is offering a new program
this fall in addition to our TLC program," said Liva
Flesner, director of operations. "The After School Club
will be geared toward teens in grades 6 8, and will be
offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m."
The After School Club is a peer-pressure preven-
tion program designed to enhance positive decision-
making skills and build self-esteem.
The curriculum will include volunteer speakers
from various fields of expertise. "It is our goal to pro-
vide creative and educational programs that deal with
the difficult choices our youth face in our society to-
day," explained Flesner. "In addition to the after school
portion of this program, the center will again offer a
teen program two or three evenings a week."
The After School Club and evening teen programs
are for children ages 11 14. "Our goal is to reach all
Island teens by offering an exciting and challenging
alternative to hanging out on the streets," stated
Flesner.
To register or find out more information about
youth programs, contact Liva Flesner at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
or call 778-1908.
Transportation will be available to the Center for
Bradenton Beach participants.

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Bean Point is transformed with native plants


Anna Maria volunteer Doug Copeland and the
city's public works department are giving the area sur-
rounding the city walkway at Bean Point a new look.
Last week they planted 15 sabal palms on the approach
to the walkover.
Copeland designed the plan, which was approved
by the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion. Mel Rector, owner, and J. C. Cochrane, both of
Florida Permitting in Holmes Beach, prepared docu-
ments necessary for a state permit.
The trees were donated by Scott Ricci of Holmes
Beach and were removed from a golf course he and his
father, Albert, are developing in Ellenton.
"I have to thank Steve Lardas (Island resident and
owner of D.Coy Ducks in Holmes Beach) for the idea,"
Ricci explained. "He was talking with Holmes Beach
Mayor Bob VanWagoner, who mentioned beautifying the
entrance to the city. I had a pile of palm trees and offered
them to Holmes Beach for their beautification program."
After hearing about the Holmes Beach offer,
Copeland approached Ricci and asked for some trees
for a Bean Point beautification project. Ricci quickly
agreed. He said he also offered trees to the City of


Bradenton Beach but has not received a reply.
Phase II of the Bean Point plan will incorporate
native trees such as gumbo limbo, buttonwood, mahoe,
sand live oak, live oak and sea grape; shrubs such as


Public works employee
Glen Towery and volun-
teer Doug Copeland coax
a palm tree into place
while public works
employee Bud Bailey
operates the back hoe.
Fifteen palm trees were
planted as part of the City
of Anna Maria's new
SA beautification project.






silver buttonwood, lantana, pitch apple and inkberry;
and grasses and ground covers such as sea oats, panic
grass, spartina, sea purslane, beach dune sunflower,
railroad vine, gaillardia, beach morning glory and sea
ox-eye daisy.
Copeland said he will submit a proposal for Phase
II for the 1995-96 budget and will begin work imme-
diately if it is approved.
Holmes Beach is waiting for a permit from the Florida
Department of Transportation to plant its trees on Mana-
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Sabal palms, donated by golf course developer Scott Ricci, have been planted along the walkway in the first
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Just for Girls announces
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Just For Girls is now accepting enrollments for
school-aged girls interested in attending the
organization's educational, development and recre-
ational programs for the coming year.
Just For Girls offers before school and after
school programs at three centers located throughout
Manatee County: West Bradenton at 3809 59th St.
W, East Bradenton at 1011 21st St. East, and Pal-
metto at 1500 10th St. W.
The before school program, which includes trans-
portation to area elementary and middle schools, begins
at 6;30 am. The after school program is open until 6
p.m. and includes transportation from area elementary
and middle schools to the Just For Girls centers.
Family, individual and scholarship plans are avail-
able. For information, call Just For Girls at 747-5757.

Reserve booth space for
Heritage Days now
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island is now
accepting reservations for booth space at the 7th An-
nual Heritage Days Arts and Crafts Fair to be held
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10, at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Call Lois Lietz at 794-8671 to reserve space or
for more information.

Portrait exhibit, more at
Island Branch Library
during September
The Island Branch Library invites the public to
view an exhibit entitled "Paintings and Portraits" by
husband-and-wife artists, Russ and Genevieve Alban,
of Anna Maria Island during September.
During the same time period, the Manatee Chap-
ter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will
sponsor an exhibit entitled "Constitutional Freedoms,
Rights and Responsibilities" in celebration of Con-
stitution Week, Sept. 17 through 23.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. For more information, call the library
at 778-6341.

Longboat Chamber hosts
experimental art exhibit
The Longboat Chamber of Commerce in con-
junction with Longboat Framing Gallerie, Inc., will
feature an exhibit by Gracie Hegeman, an experimen-
tal artist, through Thursday, Sept. 12.
The chamber is located in Whitney Beach Plaza,
Longboat Key.


Shell, Galletta wed
Starloe Melissa Shell and Robert James Galletta,
both formerly of Holmes Beach, were married March
23 at Calgary Baptist Church in Braxton, Miss. The
Galletas are residing in Cortez. We apologize for
inadvertently omitting the photo with last week's
wedding announcement.

Reed trio to perform
at Longboat Chapel
Sept. 1
The American Reed Trio will perform at the 10
a.m. Sunday, Sept 1, worship service at the Longboat
Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat
Key.
The trio of musicians include Richard Killmer
on oboe, oboe professor of the Eastman School of
Music and principal oboe of the Aspen Festival Or-
chestra.
John Miller, principal bassoon of the Minnesota
Orchestra and an instructor at the University of Min-
nesota will play bassoon.
Frank Ell, music director of the Swannanoa
Chamber Festival in Asheville, N.C., and a profes-
sor of clarinet at Michigan State University, on clari-
net.
The trio's music is composed of combination
pieces for the three woodwinds.


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Alma E. Eldredge
Alma E. Eldredge, 85, of Holmes Beach, died
Aug. 24, in Hospice House of Bradenton.
There will be no visitation or services. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton,
Fla. 34205.
Born in Crittenden, Va., Mrs. Eldredge came
to Manatee County from Chicago in 1972. She was
a homemaker.
She was a member of Roser Memorial Com-
munity Church.
She is survived by a son, John G., of Holmes
Beach; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grand-
children.


Ann G. Jeronimo
Ann G. Jeronimo, 82, of Bradenton, died Aug. 18
in Integrated Health Services
Born in Tampa, Ms. Jeronimo came to Manatee
County from there in 1981. She was a salesperson at a
boutique in Holmes Beach for several years.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann Grushoff of
Holmes Beach and Beverly Flyge of Morganville, NJ.;
a sister, Rita Bazoberry of Tampa; a brother, Gaspar
Garcia of Homosassa Springs; four grandchildren; and
a great-grandchild.
Service will be held at a later date. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238, or the
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School board candidates


address issues at Island forum


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Five school board candidates got an A for partici-
pating in a forum sponsored by the Holmes Beach
Civic Association Saturday.
Candidates included Republicans Frank Brunner
and Barbara Turner vying for the District 4 seat, Re-
publicans Eloise Lisch and Harry Kinnan vying for the
District 2 seat and Independent Thure Wegener, a write
-in candidate who will challenge the winner of the Dis-
trict 2 primary.
The four Republicans will face off in the Sept. 3
primary. Wegener will face the winner of the District
2 primary on Nov. 5 There are no Democrats running.
Candidates must live in their district but are elected
by voters county-wide. The salary for school board
members is $24,553, with retirement, health and life
insurance benefits included.

The candidates
Frank Brunner is a former Manatee High School
graduate and Hall of Famer. He is also a graduate of
West Point and served in the Gulf War. He currently
regional manager for a local company, serves on the
board of the DeSoto Boys' and Girls' Clubs and a
graduate of Leadership Manatee.
"My campaign revolves around three issues -
leadership, accountability and fiscal responsibility," he
said. "Our mission is educating children. We need to
have safe schools in an environment that is conducive
to learning. We need to need to be focusing on the four
Rs reading, writing arithmetic and reality."
Incumbent Barbara Turner, an Island resident since
1969, is a former Manatee High School teacher and
business woman. She served as mayor of Bradenton
Beach from 1986 to 1987. She is completing her first
four-year term on the school board and pointed to the
board's recent accomplishments.
"We've made a lot of changes that have made a
great difference in the community," she said. "We've
started building and renovating schools, we've hired 87
new teacher and we've started getting the community
together to talk about redistricting so we can equal out
our class sizes and schools."
Harry Kinnan is a former Army officer and long-time
Manatee county educator. He recently retired as profes-
sor of health and physical education and head basketball
coach at Manatee Community College, a position he held
since 1978. He was inducted into the Florida Community
College Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.
"Before you can serve a community, you have to
visit and talk to people to know what their needs are,"
he said. "The emphasis is on discipline, organization
and leadership to manage a program as big as Mana-
tee County. As a candidate I visited 22 schools in the
last four months."
Incumbent Eloise Lisch, a third generation native
of Manatee County, is a former businesswoman. Prior
to serving on the school board, she was executive di-
rector of the Manatee Public Schools Foundation. She
also serves on several community boards. She is cur-
rently completing her first term on the board.
"Four years go I made some strong commitments
- I would be a full-time board member, I would use
my business background in making decisions and I
would take a parent's perspective, I have kept those
commitments. I achieved a state-certified board mem-
ber status which entailed over 100 hours of training."
Thure Wegener had no handouts and gave no back-
ground except to say he is running as a parent and tax-
payer who is about to put his four-year-old son on "a
13-year journey into this dysfunctional quagmire that
we call a public education system."
"I'm not going to hand you any election year
candy," he noted. "I believe in vouchers and school
choice. I believe in your rights as a taxpayer, and I
believe in accountability and empowerment of parents
and teachers to decide on school hours, curriculum,
standards, how the money is spent in the classroom,
and so forth. The school board should be the vehicle to
support them with funding."

Candidates address issues
Planned renovations to Anna Maria Elementary:
Turner said after current building projects are com-
pleted in two years, the school will get what it needs.


Kinnan said the board needs to develop a compre-
hensive plan for repairing or fixing schools so schools
such as Anna Maria are not left out.
Lisch said it is in the board's five-year plan, but
Wegener disputed that by reading from the plan.
Brunner advocated equity in all the system's
classrooms and a change in the way the school sys-
tem performs preventative maintenance.
Protection for students against gangs:
Kinnan said the board has not acknowledged the
problem, and it needs to take a proactive approach by
adding resource officers and developing a policy to
guide teachers.
Lisch said the resource officer program is being
expanded into the elementary schools, safety mea-
sures are part of the new construction and the board
is working with the sheriffs office.
Turner said the board is working with the
sheriffs office on the problem.
Wegener said the gang members, violent students
and other troublemakers should be thrown out of school.
Brunner said the board should work on state leg-
islation, work with the sheriff s department and send
a message to students that it will not be tolerated.
Returning elementary schools to a 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. schedule: (Hours are currently 8:05 a.m. to 2:55
p.m. In June, Turner and another board member sup-
ported returning to the previous hours, but the motion
was defeated.)
Lisch said the current hours give students the
maximum time on-task, standardize the teaching day
and were necessitated by bus scheduling.
Wegener said a survey of parents about school hours
was flawed and parents and teachers want the change.
Brunner agreed with Wegener on the survey and
said he has no problem with students spending addi-
tional time in the classroom.
Turner said she will bring the issue to the board
again because elementary teachers need planing time
and children get too tired with the longer hours.
Kinnan said the board needs to return planning
time to elementary teachers.
Keeping parents informed:
Brunner and Turner advocated evening meetings
for the board. Brunner and Wegener advised parents
to get informed and involved in their child's school.
Kinnan and Wegener said teachers and parents
should be involved in the decision making process.
Lisch said attendance at the board's one night meet-
ing is poor and she said the board is working on tele-
vising meetings and initiating a newsletter to parents.
The lack of books in the schools:
Brunner, Kinnan and Wegener said the situation
is totally unacceptable and money can be found to
purchase books. Lisch said each school is allocated
$35 per student by the state, books are costly and the
board needs to address the issue. Turner said the prob-
lem stems from the priorities of the former adminis-
tration and the board is beginning to address it.
Position on bonding schools:
Lisch and Turner defended the board's decision
to borrow $82 million through Certificates of Opera-
tion. Brunner and Wegener said the people should
have the right to vote on a bond. Kinnan said the
board should have gone to the people with a plan.


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Candidate profiles


Florida House of
Representatives,
District 68
Republican voters will decide their party's choice
for the House District 68 seat Tuesday. The winner will
face Democrat Bob Nolan Nov. 5.

Mark Flanagan
Flanagan, 33, was elected to the House of Repre-
sentatives two years ago and is seeking his second term
in office.
"I believe that nothing is more important to
Florida's future or to Manatee County than protecting
Florida's families," Flanagan said. "Strong families are
our number one tool in fighting almost every social ill
Florida faces."
t He has stressed edu-
cation in his re-election
campaign. "I believe that we
can do a better job in our
schools," Flanagan said.
A Roman Catholic,
he has a pro-life stance. "I
-.l do not support tax dollars
being used for abortions and
S'I8 I do not support abortion as
Flanagan a method of birth control. I
also believe that citizens,
including children, have a right to pray. I believe this
right is broad enough to enable a child to pray volun-
tarily, even while at school.
"I do not apologize for standing up and saying no
to more taxes, no to more regulation and no to more
social programs that benefit bureaucrats more than
Florida's people," Flanagan said.
Flanagan serves on Criminal Justice, Finance &
Taxation, Higher Education and Transportation com-
mittees in the house.
A graduate of Manatee High School, Flanagan
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Gerber, 60, advocates educational reform and re-
ducing government waste as basic planks in her cam-
paign platform.
"It is imperative that we move forward on educa-
tional reform in our state," Gerber said. "This effects
our economic development, public safety and quality
of life.
"I believe we must
reduce the size and influ-
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climate that allows these things to happen."
She has said she supports a "zero tolerance for
crime. To stop crime, we need to catch the criminals,
convict them and keep them in jail." Gerber said she
will work to develop programs which arrest and vigor-
ously prosecute crime at the misdemeanor level.
Gerber has a B.S. degree in education from the
University of Massachusetts, a M.S. degree in child
care administration from Nova University and a Ph.D.
degree in educational administration from Columbia
Pacific University. She is the director of the Bradenton
Academy. Gerber is married and has two children.


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1 to determine the winner.

Roy Hendricks
Hendricks, 49, said "I will fight to hold the line
on all taxes and run government effectively. I will be
a full-time commissioner as I have no other business
interests."
He said he opposes the use of Orimulsion as a
fuel at the Parrish Florida Power & Light power
plant. Hendricks also said
he is opposed to a proposal
to change the ambulance
service in Manatee
County. Under the plan,
called peak demand staff-
ing, ambulances would be
"' rotated during peak hours
Sto areas judged more cen-
tral to respond in emergen-
cies. The plan would re-
Hendricks move ambulances from the
Island during nighttime
hours. The proposal was eventually dropped by the
county.
Hendricks also said he opposed use of public
beach property for the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce. County commissioners unanimously
agreed earlier this summer to permit the chamber to
use land just south of the pavilion for a chamber
office as long as chamber members received permits,
funding and constructed the office.
He also favors rehabilitation, rather than re-
placement, of the Anna Maria Island Bridge to the
mainland at Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach.
Hendricks is a foreman with the Manatee County
Public Works Department. He is married and has
four children.

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Stan Stephens
Incumbent Stephens, 50, was first elected to the
commission in 1992 and has served as chairman of the
board for three years.
"It's through for-
ward-thinking leadership
that Manatee County has
Been on the cutting edge
When dealing with water,
re-use water, solid waste, li-
r braries and public safety,"
Stephens said.
He pointed to im-
provements including re-
Stephens claimed water for urban and
agricultural irrigation, eco-
nomic growth, affordable housing, better communica-
tion, new libraries, two new parks added to the county
and an economically sound civic center as some of the
accomplishments in Manatee County in the past three
years.
"The past three years have been both challenging
and rewarding," he said.
Stephens is president of Manatee Commercial
Construction Co. Inc. He is married and has two chil-
dren.

Jane von Hahmann
Von Hahmann, 42, said she will be "a listening
commissioner with an open-door policy. I will accept
your solutions before making a decision. I will be a
full-time commissioner and
will attend as many func-
tions as possible."
"I see a lot of apathy
and mistrust between the
general public and the
county commission," she
":.- said. "I think we need better
listening and more respon-
sive commissioners."
Von Hahmann said
Von Hahmann she is opposed to the use of
Orimulsion as a fuel by
Florida Power & Light, advocating instead the use of
a cleaner, more efficient fuel at the power plant in
Parrish.
She said she favored rehabilitation, rather than re-
placement, of the Anna Maria Island Bridge at Mana-
tee Avenue. Von Hahmann took out advertisements in


local papers several years ago in support of replacing
the Cortez Bridge with a high, fixed-span structure and
spoke in favor of the replacement bridge at hearings.
Von Hahmann is co-owner of Surfing World in
Cortez. She is married and has three children.


Circuit Judge,
12th Court Circuit
Voters will choose from three candidates for this
newly created judicial position. The election is non-
partisan, allowing Republicans, Democrats and Inde-
pendent voters to cast ballots.

Peter Baranowicz
Baranowicz, 38, is an assistant state attorney spe-
cializing in child molester and career criminal felony
trials. He formerly was an
assistant district attorney in
New York and had a private
S law practice in Sarasota
dealing with construction
and commercial litigation,
family law and criminal de-
fense in state and federal
courts.
t. '"A judge must be to-
tally committed to the ser-
Baranowicz vice of the public,"
Baranowicz said. "Criminal
justice must be your primary concern in this election.
Our courts face daily the effects of social upheaval -
family disintegration, the devastation of drug abuse,
even the specter of violent gang activity, not in the
Bronx, but in our own backyard.
"My criminal justice experience will add to the
excellence of the 12th Circuit bench," he said. "Do not
tolerate inexperience in your candidates, for the times
we live in and the future we face will not tolerate in-
experience on the bench."
Baranowicz has a B.A. and his law degree from St.
John's University. He is married and has two daugh-
ters.

Deborah Ford-Kaus
Ford-Kaus, 42, is a partner in the law firm of Grif-
fin Ford-Kaus. She practices primarily in the area of
family law and has been a lawyer since 1978, when she
was admitted to the New York State Bar. In 1986, she


became a prosecutor in
Sarasota County. She has
trial experience in criminal
law, commercial litigation
and family law.
Ford-Kaus has been
active in the Florida Asso-
ciation for Women Lawyers
and has served the group as
Ford-Kaus president. She has volun-
teered her time for the Free
Legal Clinic, sponsored by the Sarasota County Bar
Association. She has worked with the Women's Legal
Fund and is a member of the Sarasota Civic League and
Tiger Bay Club.
"I love our system of government," Ford-Kaus
said, "and the judiciary is its cornerstone. Without un-
biased, committed, and knowledgeable judges, our
government would shatter. Judges affect more people
directly than any other public official. Everyone who
comes to court should leave the experience knowing
that the judge has been totally focused on their case and
made the bet possible decision."
Ford-Kaus received a B.S. degree from Boston
College and her juris doctor from Suffolk University
Law School in Boston in 1977. She was a broadcast
journalist in Texas and Florida before becoming a
member of the Florida Bar in 1986. She is married and
has one daughter.

Stanley Swartz
Swartz, 51, is a partner in Swartz and Carter, At-
torneys. He is a practicing family law attorney who is
certified by the Florida Su-
preme Court as a family law
mediator. "Mediation pro-
vides an opportunity for is-
*. sues to be brought to resolu-
tion without the trauma and
expense of a trial," Swartz
said. "This is yet another
solution to the challenges
faced by our presentjudicial
system."
Swartz Swartz followed a
family tradition and became
a fourth-generation baker after graduation from college
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bakery grew from one small shop to eight stores in the
area. He also co-founded and operated the De Soto
Memorial Speedway in 1973. An increasing interest in
law caused him to enroll in Mercer University School
of Law in 1983 at age 48.
"'Justice delayed is justice denied' is more than a
cliche," Swartz said. "It is but one of the problems
plaguing our judicial system. Cases must be heard
sooner and the parties need to feel assured that the
judge listened attentively and that they were treated
fairly under the law."
He is a member of the corporate board and execu-
tive committee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Mana-
tee County and a member of the Kiwanis and the
Sarasota Tiger Bay Club. He is president-elect of the
Manatee County Bar Association and chair of the Fam-
ily Law Section. In 1995, the Judicial Nominating
Committee of the 12th Circuit selected Swartz as one
of three lawyers submitted to the governor for appoint-
ment to the bench.

Manatee County
School Board
Two seats on the school board will be filled this
fall. Republican voters will elect a representative for
District 4 Sept. 3 from a field of two candidates;
members of the Republican party will select a Dis-
trict 2 candidate in the primary election who will
then face write-in candidate Thure Wegener Nov. 5.

District 2
Harry Kinnan
Kinnan, 55, is a former teacher seeking his first
elected office as a member of the school board.
"Before you can serve a community, you have to
visit and talk to people to
know what their needs
are," he said. "The empha-
sis is on discipline, organi-
zation and leadership to
manage a program as big
as Manatee County. As a
candidate I visited 22
schools in the last four
months."
Kinnan said the
Kinnan school board needs to de-
velop a comprehensive
plan for repairing or fixing schools so schools such
as Anna Maria are not left out.
"I want to restore fiscal responsibility to our
schools," Kinan said.
Kinnan is an educator and former head basket-


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ball coach at Manatee Community College from
1978-96. He has a B.S. from Stetson University and
a M.S. degree in administration and supervision
from Florida Atlantic University. Kinnan is married
and has three children.

Eloise Lisch
Incumbent Lisch,
48, is seeking her second
term on the school board.
r ; A'. "Four years go I
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four years as a seated school board member."
Lisch has a B.S. degree in home economics from
Florida State University. She is a full-time school
board member. She is married and has two children.

District 4
Frank Brunner
Brunner, 29, said he was running for school
board because "we need a change in leadership. We
need leadership that has
the vision to offer reform,
solutions and standards,
yet be responsive to con-
cerns of parents and the
entire community."
Brunner said the
school board should "be-
come pro-active rather
than remain reactive. We
Should explore concepts,
Brunner such as charter schools,
which will begin to bring
competition to Manatee's public schools."
He said his campaign was based on leadership,
accountability and fiscal responsibility.
"Leadership with the vision and skills to make
our youth productive citizens of the 21st Century,"
Brunner said. "Accountability to parents, the system
itself and the entire community. Fiscal responsibil-
ity that will seek more cost effective ways to educate
our children."
Brunner has a B.S. degree in engineering from
the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served
as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry, where
he led a combat infantry platoon in the Gulf War. He

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is currently regional manager for C&M Core Dis-
tributors, an automotive cooling and heat transfer
product distributor. He is single and has no children.

Barbara Turner
Incumbent Turner, 61, is seeking her second
term on the school board. She is a Bradenton Beach
resident and former mayor
of the city.
"Public education is
facing a time of many
challenges and opportuni-
... ties," she said. "It will take
an experienced school
board member to provide
the leadership to meet
t those challenges and capi-
Stalize on the opportunities
Turner to reshape and redirect the
district. I continue to have
an intense desire and commitment to improve edu-
cation for all children in Manatee County."
As a school board member, Turner has been an
advocate for participation by all constituents and has
encouraged partnerships among schools and local
businesses. She has been a supporter of equity in
school programs and facilities, promoted account-
ability throughout the school system, helped im-
prove internal and external communications and as-
sisted with developing a strategic plan and goals for
Manatee County schools.
"Four years ago my vision was to help our
school system forge ahead and create change which
improves education and prepares our children for the
21st Century," Turner said. "The school district has
come a long way and we are seeing that vision be-
come reality, but it's critical that we stay the
course."
Turner has bachelor's degrees in art history and
elementary education and a master's degree in ad-
ministration and supervision. She is a real estate
salesperson and former art teacher. Turner is married
and has three grown children.


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Airport Authority
Two seats are being filled this fall for the two-
county Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority, a board
that oversees operation of the Sarasota-Bradenton
International Airport. The non-partisan seat for Dis-
trict 2 will be decided Sept. 3. With four candidates
running for District 4, the top two vote-getters will
face each other Oct. 1 unless one candidate receives
more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary elec-
tion.

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roads. "We can continue the ways of the past with
part-time authority members who too often serve in
order to pursue their own personal or political agen-
das, or we can elect proven executives with the back-
ground to run our airport in a measured business-like
manner," he said.
A former Navy pilot who retired in 1994 with
the rank of captain after serving 24 years, Rocklein
was commanding officer of two naval air stations.
"The smaller one had more civilian employees
than Sarasota-Bradenton," he said, "with annual
budgets totaling more than $50 million. Our budgets
were tight and very well managed if I overspent,
I could have been sent to prison so we were
highly motivated toward fiscal responsibility.
"My experience has left me especially well
qualified to help direct our municipal airport."


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 29, 1996 % PAGE 15 El
A graduate of Manatee High School, Rocklein General aviation has needed things for more than 15
has a B.S. degree in aviation management from years, like tie-downs and hangars, and the adminis-
Northeast Louisiana University and is an airline tration is only now starting to build hangars. All they
transport pilot with more than 5,000 hours of flight care about is the terminal."
time. He is married and has two children attending Schulze said the authority needs to "get operat-
college. ing costs down so the fees to the airlines may be low-
ered. The airport needs to be run like a small busi-
Dick Schulze ness."
Schulze, 71, said the Sarasota-Bradenton airport A World War II pilot who went on 40 combat
needs to be "user friendly. Airport overhead must be missions, Schulze has a degree in aeronautical engi-
reduced, otherwise this area will continue to lose air- neering from the University of Michigan. He has
line service," he said. "The airport authority has al- been active in aviation as a pilot or engineer for
lowed the administrative staff and ground facilities more than 50 years and has been an aviation/pilot in-
to grow into a financial monster that is struggling to structor at Manatee Community College for 17
stay afloat. Costly travel by authority members years.
should be eliminated completely."
He said that "general aviation pilots are treated
almost like criminals. They should be treated like PLEASE SEE PROFILES, PAGE 18
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PROFILES, FROM PAGE 15

District 4
Christina Donnolo
Donnolo, 56, said she "was concerned about the
downward trend of our airport. We need a strong fa-
cility to ensure the growth of the area, keeping in
mind the concerns and safety of the airport neigh-
bors and all other citizens of Manatee County."
She said she would be a "hardworking, dedi-
cated public servant who will do all that is humanly
possible to keep our airport a valuable asset. One
person cannot do it all, but it is with cooperation, not
confrontation, that our airport authority can work
well together to achieve our goals."
Donnolo has said better marketing of the airport
will increase use of the facility.
She is a retired businesswoman who has been
co-owner of a flying club based at the airport.
Donnolo was also a co-owner of Econo Pro Termite
and Pest Control. She is married and has one grown
son.

Bob Hall
Hall, 50, said budget restraints, unnecessary run-
way expansion and better air carrier service were the
central issues in his decision to run for the airport au-
thority.
Hall said preventing fiscal losses can be accom-
plished "by implementing budget restraints, review-
ing cash requirements for all capital expenditures
and suspending such if they can't be justified."

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He said "there doesn't appear to be any present
need or justification to extend the main runway or
build a parallel runway." Hall also said the author-
ity needs to "analyze the market that the airport
serves and negotiate with domestic air carriers that
could service the needs of that market.
"I have seen our community grow and develop
and feel this is a way I can give something back to
the community," Hall said as to why he is running
for the authority board.
Hall is president of Dolphin Aviation Inc. at the
airport. He is a lifelong resident of Manatee County
and has a B.S. in economics from Georgia Southern
College. He is married and has two grown children.

Russ Olson
Olson, 72, is a Holmes Beach resident seeking
election to the airport authority.
"I view our airport as a great asset which should
be able to serve the people of the Manatee-Sarasota
area in a superior manner," he said. "The present
members of the authority have shown a tendency to
air their personal differences with each other and the
airport staff in the press and in the courts. This prac-
tice does not project an image of a well-run facility
in which the taxpayers can feel a sense of confi-
dence."
Olson said he "has an understanding of bureau-
cratic budgets and how to best deal with them to
make our airport more competitive. I am tired of the
long trip to Tampa International Airport to fly or to
transport friends and relatives because they cannot
make reasonable and affordable connections at our
local airport."
Olson attended the University of Illinois in
Champaign and served in the U.S. Marine Corps in
World War II. He served 14 years as a Wisconsin
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Don't forget the paper
plates, it's Labor Day
If the backyard's smoking, it must be one of those
summer holidays that require a barbecue.
You can hear the last cry of summer from over the
fences, "Quick, get out the lighter fluid. We gotta burn
some chicken."
On Fourth of July weekend, I smelled that distinc-
tive aroma of crab boil as I toured on in-line skates
around the north end of the Island. It was all I needed
to remind me of a childhood craving for blue crabs. I
headed back to the house for real transportation and a
trip to Karen Bell's Star Fish Company in Cortez.
Two dozen squiggling, belching crabs in a big
brown bag came home with me and met their fate: boil-
ing water and Louisiana hot sauce.
As a kid, I went crabbing with my cousin and Billy
Gardner in a little rowboat up and down the bank (we
weren't allowed to cross the river hence, one bank)
of the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth.
They seemed wealthy to me with a big home, a
boathouse and long dock on the river. They owned a
funeral home but I based my judgment of wealth on
their generosity. Billy had lots of traps. And trusting
parents. I'm convinced now we weren't old enough to
be crabbing in a boat by ourselves on that river.
My own kids used to crab from a dock in
Bradenton Beach with spring traps and chicken parts.
We all learned to love blue crabs. No one liked to clean
them, though.
I spent some slow hours cleaning crabs and watch-
ing Wimbledon over the Fourth weekend instead of
burning meat on the barbie.
This coming Labor Day weekend, I thought I'd use
some of my leftover-from-a-trip-to-Jamaica jerk sea-
sonings and grill some chicken but I may not need
to.
My shipment) just arrived from Alaska and with


any luck, I'll be slow-chewing salmon jerky for several
days and get over my desire for anything else hot and
spicy.
Besides, I don't have a grill anymore. The legs kept
falling off. It seems the salt air gets to the what-
chamacallits that hold legs on those kettle grills before
I ever can get the use out of the grill part. I gave up
about two years ago.
Also, my son showed me how to cook steak better
in a pan than on the grill. If you don't believe me, ask
someone who's eaten my specialty: a black and blue
New York. The only person who does steak as well is
Chef Marcus at Eddie B's.
At any rate, enjoy the day off if you have it.

Barbecue, the religion
For those who still believe in the grill and the sacred
barbecue, I have these words of wisdom from Bob
Morris's syndicated column,
"Florida Byways" ...
"In the beginning
there was only a void. In-
deed, all was but a pit.
An open pit But it was
not good, for there
was no charcoal. Nor
were there long-
handled tongs or
basting brushes or
ridiculous aprons
that announced:
'Kiss Me I'm the
Cook!'
"There
were, however
ribs. But they
were in use
and the only .
spare rib
that existed
was needed /
to make the
first woman.
"So people ate
apples and got knowl-
edge. That's how they


knew they were missing out on something.
"And so it came to pass that after generations and
generations had wandered hungry, very hungry, in the
wilderness, there came prophets who were sent to make
way and prepare the world for Barbecue. The most
zealous of them was Johnny, the Southern Baptist, who
taught the people to set aside vast stores of hickory and
warned them against worshipping false foods, like
pressed chicken nuggets or tofu. He spread the word
with a bumper sticker. 'Put Some South in Your
Mouth,' it said.
"And lo, there were shepherds in the fields and
they did look to the south where they saw smoke. And
drawing closer they saw a fire. And across that fire was
a grill. And on that grill were some ribs and they were
sizzling mightily and needed turning before they got
too crispy on the outside.
"And the shepherds did flip them. And then they
did fall on their knees and give praise because, be-
ing shepherds, all they had eaten up to that time was
mutton. And they were sick of it, sick unto the very
4 death.
A "There came also, bearing gifts for the Barbe-
cue, the Three Fat Men Bubba, Jim Bob and
*. Sonny.
e "Bubba brought the Holy Homemade Sauce.
we j "Jim Bob brought the toothpicks.
"And Sonny brought lots of extra napkins.
"Luckily, the shepherds had plenty of
,* cold beer. And some coleslaw. Also some baked
beans.
S. "So they did eat. And eat. And eat
some more. After which they watched a ball
game and fell asleep.
S"And when they had awakened they did
all agree that Barbecue did hold for them
the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Hog
Shaven. So they had leftovers for dinner.
And someone fetched a watermelon."
Morris's column disappeared from the
Sarasota daily paper more than a year ago
and I've certainly missed his contribution
to my Sunday morning read. Perhaps he'll
discover we've "shared" his barbecue
wisdom and wit and get in touch with us.
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Going for the goal
in Bible school
With clowns Blinky, Slinky and Pinky standing by, 61
Island children, from ages 3 to 10, attended Vacation
Bible School at the Island Baptist Church. Utilizing
Olympic rings, representing personal excellence,
good health, purity, endurance and follow-through,
under the motto "Go for the Goal," the children
ended the one-week camp with an informative
musical production for an audience of friends and
family. The program, including 21 adult assistants,
was coordinated by Charlie Hahn, the new minister
of youth and music instruction at the church.
Islander Photo: Joy Courtney


Hospice offers volunteer
training classes
Training classes for those interested in becoming
Hospice of Southwest Florida volunteers will be held
each Thursday, Sept 5 to 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the
Hospice Staff Center, 3355 26th St., Bradenton.
Register now by contacting Bob Karlson, volunteer
coordinator, at 739-8940.
Hospice of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit
organization offering a home-based, total support sys-
tem for patients and families dealing with a life-limit-
ing illness. The need for volunteers in Manatee County
continues to grow as Hospice accepts more and more
patients in the area.
A wide variety of volunteer opportunities is avail-
able, including patient care, meal preparation, office
work and various duties in the new Hospice House, a
six-bedroom home which recently opened in
Bradenton.


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Events
The South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium
and Parker Manatee Aquarium in Bradenton will be
closed from Monday, Sept. 2, to Monday, Sept. 9, for
annual maintenance.

Clubs
The German American club of Manatee County
will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 8 p.m. at Bayshore
Gardens Recreation Center 6919 26th St. W.,
Bradenton. Information: 756-5180.

Fun fundraisers
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is rais-
ing funds by selling "The Entertainment Book." Each


School enrollment
Anna Maria Elementary School reported a 1996-
97 enrollment of 382 students in kindergarten
through fifth grade. This year's enrollment is 28 stu-
dents less than last year's but in the ball park of en-
rollment for 1994-95.

book contains hundreds of "two for one" discounts for
local restaurants, movies, sports activities, shopping, spe-
cial attractions, travel. Cost: $30. Information: 387-9519.
The Gulf Coast World of Science, Inc., 8251 15th
St. E., Bradenton, is seeking donations of reusable rum-
mage for a fundraising sale to take place Sept. 27 and 28.
Information: 359-9359.
The West Coast ABATE Chapter will hold its An-
nual Poker Run to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Asso-
ciation on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. There will be a $5
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French Fries, Juice, Sherbert
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Lunch: Ham & Cheese Hot Pocket or Meat-
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Apple
t Thursday, 9/5/96
SLunch: Chicken Gravy over Noodles, Green
Beans, or Mini Chef Salad, Roll, 1/2 Banana
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Wildlife flocks to the River Club


By Andrew White
Islander Correspondent
Imagine a clear summer afternoon in central
Florida. You are standing on a tee box looking down
a green, tree-lined golf fairway with rolling hills here
and there marking the course.
In the distance the cry of a red-tailed hawk breaks the
silence. You step up and smack a hard drive right down
the middle, the sound of the club face connecting squarely
against the ball echoing through the woods.
While enjoying the long ride to your ball you take
a moment to survey the surroundings. The scent of pine
is in the air. In the small, green-side pond night herons
Shop from lilypad to lilypad while a baby alligator lies
stationary on the bank as if watching for your next shot.
This is what golfing in Florida is all about and it is
available everyday at the River Club. Located on State
Road 70 just a few miles east of Interstate 75, the River
Club is set against the terrain of old Florida. Pine for-
ests and palmetto bushes make up most of the natural
landscape, while the Braden river and various ponds
keep things moist along the way. The gently rolling
river provides a shelter for some of Florida's most in-
teresting wild creatures.
It's easy to get caught up in such a spectacular
environment, but you must remember that there is a
tough golf course to deal with here that isn't afraid to
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or a chilly dip into the water can make even the most
ardent environmentalist toss his club in anger.
This par-72, championship layout demands your
strict attention. If you come here planning to attack,
bring along a lot of ammunition. The mostly thin fair-
ways and plentiful water hazards regularly claim their
share of balls.
Forced carries are the name of the game here. On at
least 10 holes you must fly the ball over water, sand or
brush to safely getit on the green. Not only must you carry
the ball into most greens, once there they favor a high-tra-
jectory approach shot that lands softly anything less
will most likely run through or offto the side. The hazards
protecting many of the greens make laying up, even on par
fours, a painfully realistic option.
The greens themselves are demanding, with heavy
undulations and multiple tiers on some holes, yet they are
very true to a putting stroke. A shot beyond the hole will
almost surely leave a fast, downhill breaking putt.
It would be hard to pick out one signature hole at
River Club, but two in particular stand out as exem-
plary. The 16th, from the white tees, is a 385-yard par-
four that doglegs slightly left. A fairly wide fairway
allows one to let loose with the driver, but out-of-
bounds lurks closer than expected on both the left and
right sides, demanding some control. The approach is
into an island green positioned on a large lake that of-
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shots to get there with no room for error and has been
a heartbreaker for many great rounds.
The 18th hole is a relatively short par four at 320
yards, but it has one of the most intimidating tee shots
in the area. Set in a thick pine forest, the tee box looks
out over 100 yards of thick brush that must be carried
to get the ball to the skinny fairway. Too long of a drive
will put the ball into a large bunker that protects the
front-right of the elevated green. It takes courage to
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 18, information, 400 to 900 block of South
Bay Boulevard. The officer reported that an unknown
dark, foul-smelling substance washed ashore from the
city pier to the entrance to Bimini Bay. Representatives
from the fire, health and county public utilities depart-
ments and the marine patrol responded. John Burns of
the health department theorized that the substance
could be decomposing lettuce seaweed. Investigation
results are pending.
Aug. 21, criminal mischief, 100 North Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria City Pier. The complainant reported a
person unknown scratched the side of his vehicle.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 18, domestic information, 100 block of 12th
Street North. The subject and victim got into an argu-
ment, but there were no threats or battery. The subject
threw their belongings around the residence and
punched the windshield of their truck.
Aug. 20, information/criminal mischief, 1600
block of Gulf Drive. The complainant reported he was
driving down Gulf Drive when his vehicle stopped.
After arriving at his residence, he discovered an oily
substance on the back bumper near the gas tank of his
vehicle. He feels someone put a substance in the gas
tank, said the report. The vehicle will no longer start.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 17, disturbance, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry
Dock. The complainant flagged down the officer and said
she and the subject had an argument and he took her car
containing her purse. She said she had no way to get home
and no money. The officer took her to the 7-11 conve-
nience store across the Manatee Avenue Bridge where a
sheriff's deputy met them and took her home.
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rental vehicle. The officer helped him look for it, but
it was not found. The officer called a locksmith.
Aug. 17, found property a set of keys, 47th
Street beach.
Aug. 18, disturbance, 3200 East Bay Drive,
Shell's restaurant. A couple was arguing loudly, but
there was no violence. One left the area.
Aug. 18, suspicious, 700 block of Key Royale
Drive. The complainant reported strange noises in her
back yard. The officer found the noise coming from a
timer box for a sprinkler and secured the door of the
box.
Aug. 19, assist EMS, 7100 block of Gulf Drive
on the beach. The victim was walking on the beach
when a thunderstorm approached, said the report. A
bolt of lightening struck near her and triggered a panic
attack. She was treated by EMS and taken home by a
friend.
Aug. 20, found property, 4000 Gulf Drive, Mana-
tee County Public Beach. The officer on patrol found
a purse, stolen earlier in a burglary, in a dumpster. He
turned it over to the detective for follow-up.
Aug. 21, disturbance, 6300 block of Holmes Bou-
levard. The complainant reported she is afraid the sub-
ject will harm her and said he has beaten her previously
and told his friends he was going to hurt her. The of-
ficer told her to call the police if he comes home and
creates a problem. The complainant gave the officer a
loaded .22-caliber magnum revolver that the subject
keeps in a drawer.
The officer was later called back to the residence
but no violence had occurred. He warned the complain-
ant and subject that one or both could be arrested if
violence takes place.
Aug. 21,500 block of 58th Street. The complain-
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classes begin Sept. 3
A course in power boating skills and seaman-
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tors will begin at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, at
Flotilla 81 Training Center, 4208 129th St. Cortez,
north of the Seafood Shack Restaurant.
The course includes legal requirements, boat
handling skills, navigation, weather and VHF radio.
Classes will run for three weeks on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Tuition for the course is free. Materials
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For more information about Coast Guard Aux-
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class, call 722-6971 or 778-7374.


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Ceia Bay protection plan
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion has nominated the Greater Terra Ceia Bay Aquatic
Preserve for inclusion into the state's environmentally
sensitive conservation and recreational lands acquisi-
tion program.
More than 4,000 acres of pristine mangroves and
associated uplands are included in the nomination
package of waterfront properties in south Tampa Bay
extending out into the Gulf of Mexico.
Protection of this land through state acquisition
will provide multiple-dollar benefits to the countless
sport and commercial fishing interests.
The multi-year acquisition is slated to get under-
way in 1997, will provide permanent protection for
wetlands and estuaries in the nursery for many species
of fish and wildlife that support the Florida ecosystem.
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Beach water testing issue heats up


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Testing of beach water is suddenly a hot issue. The
Bradenton Mullet Wrapper has pronounced in an edi-
torial "our beaches are among the cleanest in the state.
Tests aren't needed."
Really.
Imagine that: our beach waters are so clean we
don't even need to test them. Boy, am I ever glad the
drinking water department doesn't use that line of
logic.
And how would we know? Unless and until some-
body does some testing, the truth is, we don't know.
--And neither do our tourists who come here trusting us
to provide safe accommodations.
Pinellas County spends a whopping $10,000 a year
to test local beaches once a week. It has such a good
program that it's praised nationally.
Sarasota spends $1,100 a year to test it beaches
quarterly. Manatee County probably spends more than
that on snacks for its commissioners every year to get
them through their meetings.
And we're told the county can't afford it.
The Mullet Wrapper writes "...we find it difficult
to justify spending money on tests that may or may not
have any meaning." Excuse me, but what if they do
have some meaning?
What if they just show that we do care about the
health, safety and welfare of our own families and
those of the tourists who come here? Sounds to me as
though it's time to drag our county government into the
20th century.
Gloria Rains and ManaSota-88 have jumped into
the fray. In a letter to Manatee County Commissioners
Aug. 12, Rains said, "The members of ManaSota-88
reiterate their request that swimmer's safety in Mana-
tee County be ensured by the adoption of minimum
standards, monitoring procedures and public notifica-
tion protocols for beach recreation waters.
"Significant amounts of sewage sludge, re-
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beach areas," she continues.
And one last thing. This past Tuesday the Mullet
Wrapper finally asked readers what they think about
testing beach waters. Drop them a line by Sept. 4 and
let them know. You'll feel good about it.

Redder than the tide?
Faces at Mote Marine Laboratory were redder than
red tide last week. That's because an article in the
August 26 Wall Street Journal quotes Mote officials as
suggesting possible "benefits of red tide."
This comes at the same time Mote is receiving
funds from a group devoted to "declaring war on red
tide."
Truth is, Dr. Kumar Mahadevan and others such as
Gary Kirkpatrick at Mote were just being good scien-
tists. Staff Scientist Kirkpatrick told a WSJ reporter
that if red tide "is a key component to ecosystems such
as Sarasota Bay, and if we eliminate it, other organisms
could be seriously affected.
"We have to understand the ecological role of this
organism a lot better before we take actions eliminate it
from certain areas," Kirkpatrick was quoted as saying.
That makes sense to me.


hiking, biking and
In 1991, the 22,000-acre Duette Park began a wild-
life management hunt program. This year, the park
plans to expand its usage to include hiking and biking
and horseback riding trails for all to enjoy.
Duette Park, which is designated watershed con-
servation area, features some of Florida's most beau-
tiful and diverse ecosystems. Visitors to the park can
view palmetto prairie, live oak hammocks, dense pine
forests, wildflower meadows and beautiful marsh and
wetlands.
The park also has several distinct species of wild-
life including the highly endangered scrub jays and
Florida panthers. More common sightings in the park
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tified someone at the non-profit group Solutions To
Avoid Red Tide (START) as saying "that if the group
[Mote] doesn't have the same goal, it won't be included
in any future projects with START involving red tide."
START is a largely Longboat Key group dedicated
to ridding area beaches of red tide, and it recently gave
Mote $12,000 to study red tide. In total, Mote received
about $350,000 this year from various foundations,
governments and groups such as START to study the
pesky plankton.
Reaction to the WSJ article was swift.
"I don't think they provided the whole story," Mote
Executive Director Mahadevan told the local press.
Betty Blair of START said that, "we definitely feel we
share the same goals as Mote."
Perhaps one indication of exactly how carefully the
WSJ article was put together is its identification of
Florida Sen. John McKay of Bradenton. It called the
rising Republican legislative star a Democrat.
No comment from McKay as to how he felt about
the piece.
See you next week.


horseback riding
weekends, October through November and January
through March, draws hunters from throughout the
state. Eleven hunts per year are held, each allowing 150
people to hunt.
The hunts include two archery hunts, one
muzzleload hunt, three general gun hunts for deer and
hog only. Last year hunters brought in 46 white tail
deer, three of which were eight point and over 160
hogs. Rounding out the hunt program are five small
game and hog hunts.
For further information, call Cindy Turner at 742-
5923.
Horseshoe winners
in Anna Maria contests
Winners in the August 24 horseshoe games were
J.C. Phillips of Bradenton Beach and Gene Snedeker
of Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Bob Cooney of
Holmes Beach and George McKay of Anna Maria.
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Reds, mackerel still good bets near, far


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Look no farther than just offshore to find some fine
fishing action mackerel are continuing to run through
the area. Backwater anglers are still catching lots of red-
fish and catch-and-release snook, while offshore anglers
are bringing in good catches of snapper and jacks.
Kevin at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been doing well in the mornings with catch-
and-release snook up to 38 inches long and some two-
foot-long mackerel. There are also reports of
sheesphead and black drum.
Anna Maria City Pier anglers are catching lots of
mackerel, mangrove snapper later in the day and lots
of jacks and blue runners 'most any time, as well as
some catch-and-release snook.
Jamie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 85 head of Key West grunts, sand
perch and sea bass. The six-hour trips averaged 100
head of Key West grunts, lane and mangrove snapper.
The nine-hour trips averaged a few black grouper and
mangrove snapper.
At the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier, look for


jacks, small sharks, mackerel, flounder and cobia.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishing right now is excellent, with lots of catch-and-
release snook, redfish, some small trout and an occa-
sional cobia.
Capt. Rick Gross is putting his charters onto reds
and catch-and-release snook in the backwater.
Capt. Mark Bradow said they hooked onto two
more tarpon this week, plus one legal-sized cobia and
lots of mackerel.
On my boat Magic we've been catching lots of
reds and catch-and-release snook.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his charters are pulling in
mackerel off the beaches, small sharks in the bays and
reds in the backwater.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle predicts snook sea-
son this fall will be a good one if early reports are any
indication. Right now, though, redfishing is the best bet
in the backwater. Offshore, look for dolphin, bonita and
black fin tuna are hooking up right now, too, especially
for trolling anglers.
Good luck and good fishing.


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King-sized kingfish
Bret Cuhlman of St. Louis is rightfully proud of his 46-inch-long kingfish caught aboard Capt. Mike Greig's
boat. The fish weighed about 30 pounds.


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Connor Bystrom, 7, is one proud fisher with his first
dolphin catch. He boated the 15-pound fish while in the
Keys with mom and dad Jeannie and Bill.



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further it's all in The Islander Bystander. Don't miss a week!


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OWNERS MOTIVATED!!


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

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Ama Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307



Lo i a ted
AnaMra Isn ete Slip


LUXURY CONDOMINIUM WITH 50' BOAT SLIP.
Elegant 3BR/2B on the ICW. Overlooks boat basin. Pri-
vate lobby/elevator. Over 2,000 sq. ft., gorgeous decor,
fireplace, 3 porches, 2 car garage and workshop. Ten-
nis, pool. $335,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. #16424.
EXQUISITE 2BR/2B townhouse with den. End unit,
many upgrades. Tennis; biking. $129,900. Traute
Winsor, 727-7024. #13284.
PEACEFUL HOME on canal in neighborhood where
homes reflect pride of ownership. Newer dock and
seawall. Ready for you to unlock the door and move
in. $289,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #13798.
SAILBOAT WATER Luxurious condominium. State-of-
the-art island kitchen, master suite, loft office. Work-
shop with A/C. Lanai overlooks lighted dock. Direct
access to ICW. $199,900. Barry and Kimberly
Charles, 795-1273. #67950.
STUNNING, CUSTOMIZED Smugglers Landing Condo-
minium. Immaculate. Perfect for the discerning boater.
40' dock, easy access to Tampa Bay, boating, island and
beaches. 2 car covered parking, pool and tennis.
$190,000. John and Jolene Zisman, 383-5252. #13691.
ONE OF THE LAST LARGE BUILDABLE LOTS lo-
cated in a quiet area of Holmes Beach. Boat slip in-
cluded. Walk to the bay or beach. $84,900. Daphne
Lautz, 756-1423. #13676.
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On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes
Beach. Contact Barbara Milian, 778-2275.
PERICO BAY CLUB. Gated community. Beautiful,
furnished 2BR/2B. Lake view. 2nd floor. Washer/dryer.
Heated pool, tennis. $1,100 per month.
HOLMES BEACH. Newly renovated 2BR/2B, turnkey
furnished unit. Spectacular Gulf view. Available for sum-
mer and winter rentals. $600 weekly/$1,600 monthly.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.

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EXCELLENT INVESTMENT condo in small
Gulffront complex. Refurbished interior exterior,
one bedroom, 1 bath, heated pool, on-site manage-
ment. Income and vacancy information available.
Priced at $99,500 FTK. Please call Carol R. Will-
iams, 778-0777 or 778-1718.


NEW LISTING. Bridgeport condo overlooking the
Bay. 2BR/2BA unit nicely furnished. Pool, covered
parking, steps to beach, convenient location to res-
taurants & shopping. $114,900. Please call Zee
Catanese, 778-0777 or 794-8991 eves.


PINE AVE ANNA MARIA 4,800 sq. ft. of residen-
tial/office/retail space, 150' frontage on main thorough-
fare of Anna Maria City $335,000. Call for details.
Carol or Clarke Williams, 778-0777, 778-1718 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS 1


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WEEKLY RENTALS AVAILABLE
STARTING AT $450 PER WEEK


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Perico Bay Club 2 & 3BR villa
Westbay Pt. Moorings 2/2
Martinique (Gulffront) 2/2
Key Royale Home 3/2 w/pool
AND MANY MORE.
ANNUAL
Runaway Bay 1BR/1BA
Perico Bay Club 2BR/2BA villa
Bradenton 4BR/3BA house
Seaside Gardens 2BR/2BA


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941-778-6665 800-749-6665


RENTALS
Commercial Condo 400 sq. ft.
w/office & facilities... $600
"'DIAL" DEBBIE DIAL
778-7777 or 1-800-664-8152
W Ali Gulfstream
Debbie Dial RM Gulfstream
DebbieDial 5600 MARINA DR. STE. 8
Leasing Manager HOLMES BEACH, FL.


BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Salesman
A lifelong local resident with
12 years of commercial and
residential experience in
REAL ESTATE
WAGNER REALTY 1%
S" 778-2246
(800) 211-2323


BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED $95,000
spacious condo. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, covered
parking, washer, dryer, pool. Easy walkto beach.


Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
Call me to find the
BEST PROPERTIES ON THE ISLAND
Homes Investments Condos
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OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY
SEPT. 1 1 TO 4
619 Emerald Lane, Key Royale
Canalfront Best Buy
Compare Quality & Price
Spacious 3BR/2BA, 2-car, Key Royale home has
the open feeling that leads to more livability and
value. Over 2,300 sq. ft. includes dock, davits,
central vac, lawn sprinklers, recent seawall, carpet
and much more! Move-in condition, so dream no
more! Owner motivated. Priced under $250,000.
Please call Nick Patsios at 778-6066
or Nick at Nite 778-4642
Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.
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Anna Maria Canalfront Home By Owner


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T P -e n al 4^1L.Floria Real t y :e
53401 Guf DiveHolms BachFL 3217(941 778076


DIRECT BAYFRONT
Hard to top this 2BR/2BA waterview home anywhere on the
Island. 100 x 100 ft. lot right on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Newly remodeled, new appliances, elevator, garage, carport,
boat docks and more. Priced to sell at $399,900. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800.
CONVENIENT LOCATION 3BR/2BA newly constructed
home just one block from one of Anna Maria's finest
beaches. Features include vaulted ceiling, overhead fans,
southern exposure. $185,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
GREAT VALUE Views of the Bayfront from the balcony
of this spacious & furnished condo unit. 2BR/2BA, cathedral
ceilings, quiet and private area of Island overlooking pool
area & close to shopping & beaches. $94,900. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800.
TIDY ISLAND TOWNHOUSE Exceptional 2 or 3BR/
2BA bayfront unit. If quality is important, then this is the
property for you. Gated community and outstanding views
are accentuated by exquisite finishing touches. Must see!
$290,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
LONGBOAT KEY HOME 4BR/2.5BA home in one of
Longboat Key's desired communities. Gated community,
security alarm, inground heated caged pool with great deck-
ing. Perfect home for entertaining. New carpeting, tile roof
and vertical hlinds. $3nO 00 I .vnn Hsnctptlpr 778-4800


IMPERIAL HOUSE
SMVP Seller will entertain
offers between $71,000 &
$89,000 on the 2BR condo
with heated pool, clubhouse,
Fishing dock & Gulf access.
#CH60974.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist


Karin Stephan
REALTOR" E
PRESIDENTS CIRCLE
Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Pager#
215-5556
Fax: 941- 778-3035


ISLAND PARADISE ... luxury 2BR condo with panoramic Gulf
views. $289,000. #KS68160. Price reduced -motivated seller.
MILLION $ NEIGHBORHOOD ... open floor plan on Sarasota
Bay, pool with spa. Beautiful & spacious. $895,000. #KS66278.
KEY ROYALE ... 3BR/3BA with fireplace, fruit trees, pool & boat
dock with lift. $398,000. #KS63811.
ANNA MARIA ... lot with quality Key West style home and pool
under construction. 3BR/2BA. $295,000. #KS12245.
LONGBOAT KEY ... 3BR/2.5BA home with pool on canal with
Bay access. $295,000. #KS13327.
DUPLEX ... 2BR/2BA, 1 BR/1BA, one block to beach. Long term
tenants. $159,000. #KS13934.
HOME ... 2BR/2BA with built-in Jacuzzi. Privacy fence and fruit
trees. $159,000. #KS13913.
TRIPLEX ... 3BR/1.5BA, 2BR/1BA and efficiency. Covered
parking, direct Gulffront on 2 lots. $750,000. #KS14087.
TRIPLEX ... 3BR/1 BA, 2BR/1BA, 1 BR/1BA close to the beach
-excellent rental history. $159,900. #KS13966.


DIRECT GULFFRONT
Views of sunset and
sandy beach. Recently
painted, fully fumished.
Great price. 2BR/2BA.
$168,000. #13378.


GULFVIEW Elevator, extra storage, parking be-
neath. Tiffany condo, rarely offered, 2BR/2BA. Of-
fered at $185,000. #15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK 2BR/2BA with lushly land-
scaped backyard, enclosed lanai, garage. Well
maintained, on dead end street. $139,900. #16062.
SPECTACULAR VIEWS of beach/Gulf. 3BR/3BA.
Enclosed balcony for added living area. Owner fi-
nancing. Turnkey furnished. Updated. $196,900.
ANNA MARIA Canalfront 4BR/3BA custom built
home. Seller will entertain offers between $210,000
- $240,000. #12760.

T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427

BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA, Panoramic view of Skyway,
historical pier and pristine nature, Mexican tile,
seawalled. $329,900. #13518. Call T. Dolly Young
eves. 778-5427.
OVERLOOKING WATER 2BR/2BA, elevated
condo overlooking canal and bird sanctuary, boat
dock, close to Intracoastal waterway. $91,500.
#66886. Call Horace T. Gilley eves. 792-0758.
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA, turnkey furnished,
great Gulf to Bay community with heated pool, fish-
ing dock, clubhouse, low maintenance fee. $79,900.
#66847. Call Carol Heinze eves. 792-5721.


P c C 1 D s......C C C* C a u f bchure and di c cpn


Carla Price
Property Manager


224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open
and airy, great room/living room with wood burning fire-
place and oak floors. Master suite has his and her walk-in
closets and whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened
deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock with electric and
water hook-up. No bridges. Ample parking and storage
under 2,100 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space.
Asking $329,000 Please call 778-0217.


A Shell's Throw From the Beach...


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only one of the reasons to buy this
Model 2BR/2BA condo with the feel of a
private home fully updated and decorated.
Light, bright, open floor plan including
ceramic tile. Enjoy the pool and serene
location on a cul-de-sac surrounded
by tropical landscaping!
Another reason ... the price won't drain
your pocketbook! $119,900
Call Diana Kaeding / Realtor Owner
(941) 388-4474, or aft. hrs. 383-3053,
fax (941) 383-1739

ROYAL PAIM REAlY


I Serving the Island
from the same
location since 1970.

6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 1-800-865-0800
Visit us at our web site: http://www.islandreal.com
ISLAND REAL ESTATE is pleased to announce
that NICK PATSIOS has joined our exceptional
team of professional Realtors.
A native of Chicago, IL, he enjoys all of the good things
that Florida has to offer, plus the special joy of six grand-
children close by. As a graduate of DeVry Institute, he also
attended Northwestern University to help fulfill his desire to
excel in the art of communications and marketing. Many NICKPATSIOS
years of experience and success have earned him national
recognition. The Zenith Electronics Corporation realized NICK'S'creative talents
and chose him as their national spokesperson in television and newspapers. The
results were predictable as Zenith gained market share to become number one in
sales. Nick has the marketing and sales background to get you the top dollar for
your home and to find you the perfect home if you are buying.
Again, ISLAND REAL ESTATE welcomes NICK and we look forward to a
long, successful professional career together.


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LAWN MOWER Sears 5 horsepower Craftsman.
Good condition. $140. Call 778-6173.
PRO FORM Crosswalk Plus treadmill. All the elec-
tronics. Like new. $200. Black & light gray lacquer
entertainment center. $150. Call 779-2151.
COMPUTER LAPTOP Apple Powerbook 520.. 12/
160 modem, grayscale, System 7.5. $700. 778-3629.
WALL UNIT 3 pieces, takes a 27" TV, light wood.
Love seat, cream with small print. 792-6220.
REMODELING SALE Antique dresser $275. Beau-
tiful 6 piece wall unit with shelves and glass. $550.
End table to match. $30. TV $25. Phone 778-0515.
BEIGE SIDE BY SIDE refrigerator $75. Wood lathe
with all accessories $100. Drill press $100. Rattan
kitchen set with 4 chairs $50. Plus tool bench, lights,
etc. OBO. 778-2152 after 5.
MOVING LOTS OF STUFF. Not fancy, very reason-
able. Sofa to pots & pans. Call 383-6275.
2 LETTUCE COLORED arm chairs at $40. Staghom
fern $65. Light gray recliner $12. Back pack for dive
tank $15. Formica step table $5. Seascape pictures
and shadowbox. Call 778-6019.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


ED'S SPECIAL N R S--. S
OF THE WEEK: ,,a


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rEd Oliveira


GARAGE SALE Sat., Aug. 31, 8 1. Kids toys,
books, dinette, patio blocks, household plants. Super
cheap! 206 Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Sun. & Mon., Labor Day Week-
end, 10 3. Renovations and redecorating, lots of
things for sale. 501 Gulf Dr. South, Bradenton Beach.
SALE Sat., Aug. 31, 8 10. Antique dining chairs,
vertical blinds, cute clothes, baby items, miscella-
neous household items. 234 Chilson.
YARD SALE Sat., Aug. 31, 8 am. Great bargains.
202 Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach.
TREASURE SALE Under The Sun Curiosity Shop! Fri.
& Sat., Aug. 30 & 31, 8 5. Toys, clothes, books, fur-
niture, antiques, baby and household items. End of
summer clean out! 10006 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria Island.
BIG SALE Sat., Aug. 31 only, 9 1. Patio furniture,
miscellaneous household. Corner of Jacaranda and
North Bay.


LOST CAT black/brown, long hair, frail and ill. Near
85th/Gulf/Periwinkle. If seen, please call 778-3571.
Child's pet.
FOUND BROWN LOP EAR rabbit. Vicinity of 28th Street,
Holmes Beach. Very friendly. Call eves. 778-5166.


GULF TO BAY MOORINGS
Direct Bayfront unit with great view of the Intracoastal.
2BR/2BA with loft. Includes 2 porches, covered parking
and boat dock. Only one block to the beach. Offered at
$129.900. Call Ed Oliveira for details.


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


1984 FORD RANGER 4 speed, 4 cylinder, camper
shell. Runs great. $1,200 OBO. Call 778-4559.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 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.
YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Waxing, teak, main-
tenance programs. Over 15 years experience. Island
resident. References. (941) 252-0080.
JET SKI Kawasaki, 2 seater, side by side custom
cruiser. New motor, no hours. Have invoice for cost
of repairs. Nice shape, good boat tender. $3,200
OBO. Call 779-2203.
FOR RENT NEW DOCK with water and fish clean-
ing tray. $80 mo. Call 778-5597.


RE/MAX GULFSTREAM REALTY
THE # RESIDENTIAL RESALE OFFICE IN MANATEE COUNTY!




Debbie Dial Yvonne Higgins Sandy Greiner Jennifer Jones DonSchroder Karen Schroo", bbaraurner
CALL ONE OF OUR ISLAND PROFESSIONALS TODAY!


^^Bill Alexandr ............. 7782246 Erry'Mrtin ........... 77-297


of the Month ~ Drive By / Take a Look
Sparkling new $227,500
3BR/2BA elevated home $229,500
Fabulous Island cottage $489,000
Perico Island 1st floor unit $99,900
Bicycle/gift shop on large lot $199,000
From $74,900
Canalfront lot in Anna Maria $139,500


Iit.I.r,4 Dl nrivL^ SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
WnRe t 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!

ANNUAL RENTALS! g
We currently have several nice annual
rentals available. Please call Stephanie
for an updated list.
Bayou Condo 2BR/1BA $650
202B 71st St. 2BR/2BA $725 ANNA MARIA
4808 Gulf Dr. efficiency $400 Newly listed two bedroom, two bath home situated on two lovely
(furnished) lots with 134 ft. street frontage & steps to Tampa Bay. Beautiful 101 PELICAN
wood beamed ceilings & lots of windows compliment the spa- Modern 2 bedroom with loft (a 3rd bedroom), 2
4808 Gulf Dr. 1BR/1 BA $450 cious living area & open floor plan. New carpeting & vinyl floor-
(furnished) ing. Roof recently resurfaced & an unobstructed view of Anna bath, caged pool, 2-car garage, fireplace,
Maria Basin. Call Marie Franklin. Asking $175,000. canalfront home in the city of Anna Maria. 2,016
sfla/3,286 sq. ft. under roof. $295,000. 103 Pelican
Fran Maxon .1 M ,A canall lot next door is also available for $150,000 ...
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER for the person requiring estate proportions.
SALES AND RENTALS ,.
9701 GuliDr. P 0 B m 717Ara Maria. FL34218 5
-FAX# 778-7035 ( F REALTY E Doug Dowling Realty
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,ISLANDER CLA SSIFIED


REAL ESTATE AGENTS Time for a change?
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has openings for their
Island offices. Highest commission splits paid, sup-
port staff, signing bonus, listings & sales referrals -
we will help you make the move. Call Jim Layfield,
owner 383-5543.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
NOW HIRING Meat cutters, deli clerk and cashier.
Full and part time available. Gallagher's Market,
Longboat Key.
TIP OF THE ISLAND is looking for a breakfast and
lunch cook, part time. Call 778-3909.
LOOKING FOR MATURE person part time who
likes to work with people. Must be able to work some
weekends and nights. Apply in person. Pirate Pete's,
2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.




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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
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300 FT. TO GULF
Beautiful 3BR/29A Key West style elevated home
lc.tted just steps to the white, sandy north end
beaches! Custom designed, light and bright with
large rooms. Very secluded neighborhood. Turn-
key furnished. Priced at $239,000.

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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 Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.


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.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.

HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, free estimates. Larry 778-0119.

ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.


TRULY ONE-OF-A-KIND
ANNA MARIA BEST BUY


LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL
WATERFRONT RESIDENCE
very near the beach?
This home is truly one-of-a-kind! Custom, quality
built by engineer-owner and located in a coveted
Anna Maria neighborhood, only 1-1/2 blocks to
Gulf beach. Here is a property that reflects spa-
cious, functional design and real pride of owner-
ship. 3BR/2BA, den, family room and big decks.
French doors lead to hot tub on upper deck that
overlooks quiet, natural boating canal with large
dock. You won't want to miss the HUGE work-
shop which is a craftsman's dream! R.V. storage
tool Many, many features and extras. Come see
a very handsome residence, affordably priced
under $350,000.


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REAL ESTATE
OF ANNA MARIA


778-0455
9906 Gulf Drive
Next to the Anna Maria
Post Office


Serving the Island from the
same location since 1970.

6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach
778-6066 1-800-865-0800
visit us at our web site
http://www.islandreal.com "


CANALFRONT HOME in Anna Maria with 2BR/2BA
split design, breakfast nook and spacious Florida room
with wood burning stove. Large deck, beautifully land-
scaped yard with courtyard entrance. $219,000.


SUNRISE BY THE BAY ... fabulous Anna Maria el-
evated home steps to fishing pier with wide open water
views from the glass enclosed lanai area. 3BR/2BA, large
kitchen, hardwood and tile floors. $350,000.


CANALFRONT ISLAND home with private dock
and circular drive. Very well maintained home in mint
condition. 2-car garage, 2BR/2BA and located on quiet
area. $229,900.


SPECTACULAR VIEWS from this Bayfront DIRECT BAYFRONT Island home on extra large lot
Intracoastal Waterway end unit condo with new carpet, with lots of shade trees. 3BR/2BA with large family
tile floors, 2 screened balconies, covered parking and boat room, screened lanai and tropical landscaping. $489,000.
dock available. Low maintenance fees! $124,900.


PERICO BAY CLUB several prrme condos and vdlas
available with all of the amenities this great community has
to offer- guard at gate, pools, spas, tennis court, clubhouse
activities and more! From $89,900 to $220,000.


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Everyday is a holiday in your 2BR/2BA
beauty that dares to be different! Sweeping
views of the Gulf of Mexico and knock out
sunsets from your roof top patio ... includes
security system, elevator, screened in tile
porch, deluxe appliances, built-in wet bar,
storage. Pet & kids OK. Enjoy the Olympic
type pool. Private inside spiral stairway leads
to a spacious patio terrace to enjoy cook-
outs, sunbathing and recreational fun. Dis-
cover and inviting lifestyle at a price that is
irresistible! Turnkey furnished at $169,000.
PLEASE CALL NICK PATSIOS
for an escorted tour of what
Florida is all about!
(941) 778-4642 or 778-6066


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SCommercial Residential Free Estimates
Sand' Lawn Mowing Trimmlng *Edging
1f~ Lawn Hauling. By the cut orby the month.
SService j .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
778-1345 AND 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
Interior/Exterior
re 25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247

C J's Plumbing Inc. 778-3614
24-Hour Emergency Service & Repairs
Water Heaters 'Drain Cleaning 'Disposals 'Remodeling
JOHN DAVIS Beeper 569-9052
Licensed & Insured CFC056844

MULCH STONE SHELL

Omstom Trucking
Free Estimates 778-1497
HAULING SOD INSTALLATION


REMODELING
ADDITIONS
XACT RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS
DECKS & MORE
ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
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SREKEYINSTALL MASTER Popcorn Ceiling Repair
New & Used Locks & Repairs
Emergency Service Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Service Islands Since 1986 Licensed and Insured
ALOA 778-5594ASIS 778-5594 778-3468
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EXPERIENCED CNA AVAILABLE for a variety of du-
ties. Cleaning, doctor appointments, shopping, private
care, errands. Call Robert for appointment. 778-5136.
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.
DOLPHIN DAY CARE & PRESCHOOL where learn-
ing is fun and educational. Places available for 2
years thru 5 years. Come by and check us out.
Phone 778-2967.
DOLPHIN DAY CARE & PRESCHOOL Our infant
and toddler groups are opening soon. Call or come
by for information. Call 778-2967.


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.


ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping. Free
estimates, 32 years experience. Full service land-
scaping and garden center. Next to Island Foods. All
work guaranteed. 778-6630.
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 & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential & com-
mercial. New construction or remodeling. Insured. Lic.
# CGC 058-092. Call 778-5354 or pager 506-6186.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction. Is-
land and Mainland. References. CGC012191. 747-
1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
SCREENS REPLACED/REPAIRED, roof coating
and repairs, interior/exterior painting, drywall re-
pairs, ceiling fans, carpentry & ceramic tile. Low
prices. Call 778-0410.
SEAWALLS LIFTS DOCKS
License #MC00105. Fully insured. Doug Hugenberg
Marine Construction, Inc. Free estimates. Quality
work. Call Doug at 792-5685.
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.
I DON'T START OUT working for friends. It just ends
up that way. Complete remodeling, insured, refer-
ences. Pete Mulder Construction. 778-1825.


BARTON WEEKS Floor Care. Refinishing, resto-
ration. Terrazzo, marble, wood, tile. Since 1969.
Call 779-1120.


Fully furnished beach cottage. 1 BR/1BA, private lot
and parking. $275 per week, includes phone and
cable. 778-2832.
VACATION RENTAL. Bayfront with deep water 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.
STEPS TO BEACH unfurnished, 2BR/1BA, washer/
dryer. $625 mo. Call 778-1345.


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ANp HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


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FOR AN APPOINTMENT!

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Holmes Beach
778-1617
MON FRI 8AM 5PM
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Doors Trim Wicker
Louvre Doors
Furniture
PICK UP & DELIVERY

Ogden Painting
755-2166

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Distributor of Pumps, Motors, Pipe Fittings
THE DO-IT YOURSELF SPRINKLER CENTER
Free Site Plan with System Purchase
($75 VALUE) with this ad
6804 Cortez Rd. 2050 12th St.
Bradenton I s Sarasota
795-2449 366-4838
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For Your Island Home Paint Needs

ISLAND
PAINT WORKS

*Interior/Exterior 9 Years Experience
SPrivately Owned New Construction
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BILL ROMBERGER 778-7821



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SUNRISE/SUNSETS on the bay. Large 2BR/2BA, one
level home. View of Skyway Bridge from large, en-
closed porch. Seasonal monthly/weekly. 778-0340.
HIDEAWAY COVE Perfect Bayview between
bridges. 1 block to beach. Nice, quiet, dead end
street. 1st floor, 2BR, fully furnished with dock. 3 mo.
minimum. Annual for the right person/couple. Refer-
ences required. Also 2BR seasonal available. No
smoking or pets. (941) 778-7107.
ANNA MARIA GULF/BAY views. Furnished 1BR
apartment. Private patio, pool, washer/dryer. 211
South Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
GULFVIEW SENSATIONAL French country premier
home. 4BR/3BA, turret, quiet, best neighborhood.
September December. $1,950 mo. 107 Beach Ave.
Call 778-2206 or 794-8202.
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.
SEASONAL RENTALS Sun Plaza, Martinique, Sandy
Point, River Oaks. Call T. Dolly Young, Realtor -
778-0766 or 778-5427. The Prudential Florida Realty.
LOVELY FURNISHED 2BR Anna Maria Gulffront
apartment. Weekly, vacation, seasonal. Porch and
sundeck. No pets. 778-3143.
MONTHLY OR SEASONAL 3BR/2.5BA Key West
style executive home with Gulfview and large great
room. $2,600 mo. 108 72nd St., Holmes Beach. For
information or to view call (941) 778-1880 (Coconuts
Apartments).
2BR UNFURNISHED references required. Magnolia
Avenue. Call Manuel at 778-4497.
WATERFRONT HOME 3BR/2BA. Oct. Apr. (3
month minimum). Beautiful view of Skyway Bridge.
(941) 984-1764 or if no answer (941) 778-4707.
2BR/1BA WITH BOAT DOCK. Close to shopping
center and beach. Call 778-7039.
2BR/2BA FURNISHED 2nd floor. Large lanai.
Available September, October. Adults only. $700
mo. Call 729-4255.
WALK TO BEACH with this Anna Maria annual
rental. 2BR/2BA, custom stone fireplace and Jacuzzi
room. $1.100 mo. Call 388-3948, after 5 798-6987.
STUDIO APARTMENT Pool, laundry, 400' to beach.
$145 weekly including utilities. $100 deposit. Refer-
ences. Island West Apartments 778-6569.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 3BR/2BA, central heat/air,
washer/dryer hook-up. Near beach, fenced yard,
sundeck. Some pets. Available Sept. 1. References,
deposits required. $795 mo. Call 778-7431.
UNFURNISHED HOLMES BEACH annual. 2BR/2BA,
office or extra room, utility room, washer, dryer, huge
rear deck. Very clean, no pets or smokers. $850 mo.
1st, last, security deposit. Available Oct. 1. 794-2947.
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL unfurnished. Clean
1BR/1BA, central heat/air, washer
HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL unfurnished. Clean
1BR/1BA, central heat/air, washer/dryer hook-up.
$550 mo. plus utilities. 1st, last, security. 778-1511.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/3BA home on sailboat water canal.
Wonderful Anna Maria neighborhood and only steps to
beach. $2,000 mo. annual, long term available. 778-0217.
COZY 2BR/1 BA apartment. Annual rental. New ap-
pliances, washer/dryer hook-up. Drive by 214A North
Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach. $625 mo. 778-0217.
TURNKEY FURNISHED 1BR condo. Pool, laun-
dry, steps to beach. Available Sept. 1. $550 mo.
Call 778-8412.
ANNUAL FURNISHED APARTMENT 1BR/1BA,
across from beach. $550 mo. + utilities. Apply at Pi-
rate Pete's, 2219 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach.
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 apartments,
4-units furnished. Large lot with pool. $449,000, by
owner (in apt. #1). 211 South Bay Blvd. 778-2896.
TRAILER 30 X 8 W/SCREENED lanai, carport, new
carpet. Pines Trailer Park, Bradenton Beach. For
information call 746-1058 or 747-7290.


THE PERICO BAY SPECIALISTS Sales and rentals.
Call anytime, 778-6066. Island Real Estate of Anna
Maria Island, Inc.
NORTH HOLMES BEACH 4 or 5 bedroom, 3 bath
house, zoned duplex. Dock, new kitchen and appli-
ances. $189,000. Call 795-0413.
LOT AND BOAT SLIP for sale in Holmes Beach.
$175,000. Call (419) 636-7827 or (419) 599-4103.
DON'T BUY A CONDO till you talk to Yvonne. My
experience plus my color catalog of Island condos
can help you zero in on the ones that fit your lifestyle.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream. 778-7777.
WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBLE, elevated, 3BR/2BA
home. Enclosed parking for 4 6 cars, very quiet
Anna Maria location, close to beach. $224,000.
Yvonne Higgins, Re/Max Gulfstream. 778-7777.
BEST BUY ON north end. Duplex, 1BR/1BA each
side, new flooring, turnkey furnished. 401 Alamanda.
For sale by owner. $139,000. Call 747-3321.
DEEP CANAL like new 2BR/2BA with cathedral ceil-
ings, skylights, tiled foyer, screened patio, many ex-
tras. 40' boat slip only minutes to open bay.
Smuggler's Landing behind Seafood Shack. Offered
at $125,000. Call Mike Migone or Jim Bunn at
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543 days, 751-
0715 eves. or (800) 335-5543.
FORMER MODEL 3BR/2BA completely furnished
end unit. 40' dock space only yards from bay. Com-
plex offers pool, clubhouse and tennis. Offered at
$219,000. Call Mike Migone or Jim Bunn at
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543 days, 751-
0715 eves. or (800) 335-5543.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA condo on Palma
Sola Bay. Deep water canal, dock & davits, sea-
wall, 2 pools, clubhouse, tennis. $159,900. (941)
792-7122 for appointment.
REDUCED $148,000. AN IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA
home in quiet area. Very well maintained. Double
lot with boat slip across street. Mike Norman Re-
alty. 778-6696.
DUPLEX NORTH HOLMES BEACH lovingly cared
for, beautiful yard, 2BR/1BA plus laundry room
each side. $157,770. Yvonne Higgins Re/Max
Gulfstream 778-7777.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION For sale by
owner. 4 apartment complex, 200' from Gulf. Beach
side of Gulf Dr. Quiet area, close to public beach, food
store, Anna Maria Island center, Manatee Ave. High
ground, flowing well, lush grounds. Owner operated for
27 years. $350,000. 111 113 36st. St. 778-2071.
BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB 3BR/3.5BA, 2,700
ft. A/C, panoramic view on 14th green. $259,000.
1175 51st West. By owner. 798-3981 or 778-2905.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/2BA with guest quarters, 2-car
garage, workshop. Updated. A steel at $167,000.
Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980.
2 ACRES, 300' Manatee river front, park like setting
with home and established canoe rental business!
$350,000. Towne & Shore Realty 778-7980.
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE for rent
in Holmes Beach. Call Dennis for details. 778-4461.


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Homes Investments Condos
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SISland Lawn Service
S778-2264

Licensed & Insured

WATKINS CUSTOM TIRE
SPECIALIZING IN ALL YOUR CUSTOM TILE NEEDS


MARK WATKINS 778-0760



Fans Phones Rooms Services Docks
Call 779-1104 or page me at 252-2446
*$25 rate does not apply to after hours or emergency service work

S Islad i -Home Consultations
Free Estimates
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Powers 778-5181

HAIR MOTIONS
778-4055 755-8711
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7800 Cortez Rd. W. (Behind Wings & Things)
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ASPIRATIONS

BY RICHARD SILVESTRI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Stretch
6 Adventure story
11 Understands
17 Event at
Lillehammer
18 Dazzle
19 Variety of
hornless beef
cattle
21 Nathan after
sunbathing?
23 Sideshow
collection
25 Garfield's
middle name
26 Ending with talk
27 Like Lorraine, of
song
28 Certain child:
Abbr.
29 Elvis's record
label
30 Fair offering
31 Worked on
pumps
32 Retail
33 A person
35 Exhortation to a
tailor?
37 One from the
heart
38 Cologne crowd?
39 Historic caravel
40 Yahoo
41 1919 Peace
Nobelist
42 Begins to
brighten


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44 Econ. yardstick
45 Soapstone
constituent
46 Drop-leaf table
feature
49 Expected
50 Stay away
from
52 Book after Joel
56 Cleared the
tape
57 Scissors
alternative?
59 Pusher catcher
60 Musicians
Jackson and
Puente
61 Deflect, with
"off"
62 Bring down the
house
63 Not so
important
64 Bomber letters
65 Backpacker's
slogan?
67 City near
Milwaukee
68 Salon
treatment
69 Red in the
middle
70 Citrus cooler
71 Dependable
source of
income
72 Rather
74 Prior to, in
poetry
75 "I've -- Be Me"
(1969 hit)
76 Some
kibbutzniks
79 Firm


SSTUMPED?


81 Ocean flier
82 Walkway for
Plato
86 School
87 Pebble Beach
bunker
material?
89 Gardening sci.
90 Straight: Prefix
91 Strips for
breakfast
92 "Wishing will
make --" (pop
song lyric)
93 Poke fun at
94 Cambridge
campus
95 Peppermint
candy
96 Made holy
97 Spasm
99 South Carolina
tree
101 Cobbler's
slippery
problem?
103 Morocco, e.g.
104 First name in
dance
105 Ice-cream cone,
in Britain
106 Fleet
107 North Sea
feeder
108 Intense
desires
DOWN
1 Part of the
Superchief
2 Harried
routine
3 Longa
(ancient city)
4 "Cheers"
character


5 Comic Philips
6 Blue wildflowers
7 Spiny anteater
8 Worked like a
dog
9 Spun yarn
10 Time for les
vacances
11 Cur
12 Turn in
13 Supplementary
14 Polish partner
15 Kitty
16 Fox sci-fi series
17 In a trap
20 Shed
22 Distorting
24 Nubian Desert
locale
27 Carnaby Street
locale
31 It may be full
32 Dish akin to
three-alarm
chili?
34 Tanner's
monthly supply?
35 Single
36 Doubleday of
baseball
37 Have a bug
41 Peter out
43 Round at the
Duck and Drake
44 Sacajawea, for
one
45 Play "My Dog
Has Fleas"
46 Outfit
47 Leave the depths
48 Siberian native


49 "- schon" 65 Flower of one's 77 Kind of


Quench
Harass the
pledges
Hyperactive
Home of the
Black Bears
Turnkey
Leave it to him
Fall preceder?
Lacking fizz
It's rigged


eye?
66 Roaring Camp
creator
67 M.P.A.A.-
approved
71 Imply
73 Cry of contempt
74 N.F.L.
broadcaster
75 More lush, in a
way
76 Bristol dance


photography
78 Much of the
"Iliad"
79 Plant
80 Chinese island
now called
Xiamen
81 Getty or
Parsons
83 Spate
84 1983 World
Series champs
85 Optimally


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87 With a lid on
88 Moon valleys
91 Use aJacuzzi
95 Best of the
Beatles
96 Fictional Adam
97 Grand
98 Linen marking
100 Tour book
feature
101 Shoot the breeze
102 Seventh-century
date LO


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