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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!


ISLANDER


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Anna Maria permit rules may change


By David Futch
Islander Bystander
Anna Maria City commissioners and building of-
ficials want to relax some of the rules that require
homeowners to get building permits before doing even
the smallest repairs.
They also want to make it easier for people to do
minor renovations without having to get certified by an
architect or engineer.
At the final meeting of the year last week, commis-
sioners heard from Planning and Zoning Board Chair-
man Tom Turner.


Turner recommended amending the building code
to allow people to do minor repairs of less than $500
without having to pay a design professional to draw up
plans.
The way the ordinance reads now, a $200 job
would cost you another $200 to get it certified, Turner
said.
Commissioners are expected to hold the first read-
ing of the amendment at their next meeting on the sec-
ond Tuesday in January.
In another move to ease repair work, Anna Maria
Public Works Director Phil Charnock suggested that


Very Merry Christmas
It was a very Merry Christmas indeed for 50 three- to five-year-old children from A Growing Place, a subsi-
dized child care center in Palmetto, when they visited the Sandbar restaurant in Anna Maria. Santa arrived
with a bag full of presents for each child and take-home preparations for a complete holiday meal for their
families. The party was compliments of the Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista restaurants and generous
donors. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


More delays in store for

Key Royale Bridge assessment


By Paul Roat
It will be February at the earliest before anyone
will know for sure just how long the Key Royale
Bridge will remain standing.
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner said he is








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negotiating with the engineering firm that will be con-
ducting the annual state-sponsored bridge inspection to
get a more thorough examination of the pilings sup-
porting the structure.
At issue is how long the bridge will remain safe for
vehicular passage. The bridge is the only access for
more than 800 residents on Key Royale.
VanWagoner had appealed to the members of the
Sarasota-Bradenton Metropolitan Planning Organiza-
tion last month to pay for the new bridge. He was told
then that until a bridge deterioration model could be de-
veloped and paid for by the city there was little
the MPO would do.
The mayor and a handful of people attended
Monday's MPO meeting in Sarasota to again ask for
financial assistance. No decision was reached and the
bridge was not included in any work plans by the MPO
or the Florida Department of Transportation.
Reconstruction of the bridge is estimated to cost
more than $900,000.
DOT officials have agreed to design the bridge at-
a cost of more than $100,000 but have not identified a
funding source for bridge construction.


commissioners set a policy that any job of less than
$1,000 would not require a building permit unless the
work involved called for an electrician or plumber.
All people would have to do is fill out a one-page
form with the city regarding what they want to do,
Charnock said. That way the city can track small reno-
vations, he said.
"Making it part of our policy rather than part of an
ordinance allows us to adjust the amount up or down,"
Charnock said. "You can't do much for $500. That's
PLEASE SEE PERMITS, NEXT PAGE


Anna Maria,

Westside

could share

fire services
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
As a way of saving tax dollars and improving ser-
vice, the Anna Maria and Westside Fire Districts are
contemplating an interlocal agreement.
Anna Maria Fire Commission Chairman John
VanOstenbridge said that he and Fire Chief Andy Price
met with Westside representatives in November. The
meeting was arranged by Westside.
"We talked about some ot the things we could do
together that would save both districts some money,"
he explained. "We had good discussions on things such
as training and purchasing. We set up a committee to
work on it."
Price said he and his officers then met with
Westside's Chief Ed Cleveland and his officers and
established six committees training, fire prevention,
operations, administration, operational structure and
fire commission.
The committees will do a complete analysis of both
departments and report to both fire commissions in a
month or two. The commissions will decide on whether
to enter into an interlocal agreement and what it will
encompass.
"We could reduce duplication, decrease the cost of
our insurance coverage, improve data management,
improve coordination of our volunteers and provide
better training and equipment," Price noted.
The two districts are almost identical in size and
financial status, Price said. Westside's tax base is about
$900,000 and Anna Maria's is a little over $1 million.
The main difference between the districts is that
Westside has mostly single family lots, with a small
amount of commercial property on Manatee Avenue.
The board voted to continue with the research
committees.


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DECEMBER 25, 1996


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND







iE PAGE 2 0 DECEMBER 25, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Fire department to pursue 150-foot radio tower


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Fire Chief Andy Price got permission from his
commission to pursue the acquisition of a 150-foot ra-
dio tower for Station 1 in Holmes Beach.
Price told the Anna Maria Fire District Control
Commission last week that he had been contacted by
a developer about the tower.
"The developer is contemplating purchasing a
piece of property that has a radio tower on it," Price
said. "It's a 150-foot self supporting tower. There are
no guy wires. The developer would like to relocate the
tower and we certainly have a need for it."
Price said the fire district has a repeater on the


tower at the Holmes Beach Police Department which
vastly improves its portable phone coverage on the
north end of the Island. However, if Holmes Beach
removes its tower, the fire district will need one.
"I contacted the city to see what it would take to
put a tower here," Price told the board. "I would like
to limit our portion of the cost, and I'm checking what
it would cost to move the tower here."
For several months, the City of Holmes Beach has
been engaged in discussions with GTE because the com-
pany wants to build a cellular phone tower on city prop-
erty. Company representatives said they would remove the
city's tower at the police station. The troublesome tower
attracts lightning, which destroyed the police department's


computer system twice in eight weeks last year.
However, GTE ran into problems created by the
deed granting the city use of the property. The deed
contains a reverter clause that states if the property is
not used for a municipal purpose it will revert to the
descendants of the families that granted the property.
The fire station sits on property governed by the
same deed. Price said the fire station tower will be used
for public safety; therefore, approval from the descen-
dants is unnecessary. If the district doesn't have use of
a tower, it will have to spend $100,000 on 800 MHz
radios, he added.
Price plans to seek site plan approval from the city
for the tower.


Islanders help
Habitat for Humanity
Members of Roser Memorial Community Church and
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church recently joined mem-
bers of 25 other churches and religious organiza-
tions in Bradenton for a Habitat for Humanity "Blitz
Build." Surrounded by music, food, the pounding of
hammers and the buzzing of saws, the group built a
home in one day from a bare concrete pad to afully
enclosed structure with roof windows, doors and
studded interior walls. The new domicile will become
a home to a family of six. Anyone interested in
donating time or money to local Habitatfor Human-
ity projects may call 747-1343. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity


Sen. McKay resigns as


committee chairman


Highly publicized divorce proceedings contributed
to the loss of a key leadership position for Bradenton
Sen. John McKay.
McKay resigned as chair of the powerful Senate
Ways and Means Committee last week amid charges
he was intimately involved with a lobbyist for a com-
pany that received favorable consideration in legisla-
tion drafted in part by McKay. He is still a member of
the committee, as is every other member of the senate.
Reports of the affair between McKay and Michelle
Dodson, a lobbyist for the telecommunication company
Sprint, became public during divorce hearings between
McKay and his wife.
McKay, as chair of the Senate Commerce and Eco-
nomic Opportunities Committee in 1995, was involved in
legislation that deregulated the telecommunications indus-

Permits
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
why we made the figure $1,000."
At least two commissioners think the amount
should be $2,000.
Commissioner George McKay, who owns L&M
General Construction, said the $1,000 figure does not
seem to be enough.
"I think $2,000 would be better," he said. "$1,000
doesn't go far in this world especially when you con-
sider someone's time and the cost of materials."
Commissioner Robert McElheny said he wants the
dollar amount to be higher, either $1,500 or $2,000.
McElheny said he agrees with Charnock that any
time an electrician or plumber is needed that a person
should be required to get a permit.
Planning and Zoning Chairman Turner said he also
suggested that commissioners scale back the $200 fine
people are currently assessed if they don't have a build-
ing permit.
He said the new fine should be twice the cost of a
permit. The city now charges $15 or $30 for a permit,
so the new fine would be either $30 or $60.


try. Tallahassee insiders have said the deregulation bill
provided companies like Sprint, GTE and Bell South with
at least three years of guaranteed profits. Sprint also was
provided with greater access to expand into long distance,
cellular and cable markets than other companies.
A special counsel is investigating the matter of
Sprint being featured favorably in the legislation.
Senate President Toni Jennings named McKay
chair of the Ways and Means Committee a day after the
divorce proceedings were made public. McKay later
resigned from the committee chairmanship position,
citing the adverse publicity regarding his divorce was
upsetting to his three children.
McKay was elected to the Senate in 1990. The district
includes parts of Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough and
Highlands counties and all of DeSoto and Hardee.



Planning director

resigns on key
Longboat Key's director of planning has left
his position but not his employ by the town.
Dan Gaffney tendered his resignation as head
of the town planning department Dec. 5. However,
in light of the need of the town to complete its com-
prehensive plan, Gaffney will remain an employee
of the town with the assignment to complete comp
plan revisions through May 1, 1997.
Gaffney resigned to become a consultant in
planning and zoning related matters.
Longboat Key Town Manager Griff Roberts
plans to restructure the departments of planning,
zoning and code enforcement in the wake of
Gaffney's semi-departure.
Roberts said he intends to emphasize the as-
sistant town manager in the role of overseeing
planning, zoning, building and code enforcement
functions.


Controversial


'peony'


billboards


pulled in


Venice
The controversial billboard promoting
former Bradenton Beach Mayor Linda Barrett-
O'Neill's garden business in Venice has been
removed by the company that owns the road-
side signs.
The billboards featured two naked men
holding strategically placed potted plants. One
plant was larger than the other, and the sign's
ad copy read, "Peony envy? The biggest plants
in town are at Green Earth Garden Center."
Barrett-O'Neill owns the garden center and
came up with the advertising message, which
was on two signs in the Venice area.
The billboards had been up for about a
month when the Sarasota Herald-Tribune ran
an article describing how Venice residents
were upset about the signs. Dare Hawkins, di-
rector of operations for Republic Media and
owner of the signs, was sent a copy of the ar-
ticle and immediately pulled the ads.
S"They pulled some real shenanigans,"
Hawkins said of Green Earth. "None of our
people saw it. They read them the copy and my
people didn't think it was anything but copy.
My God, they were a plant nursery. As soon as
the article was sent to me, I had the signs taken
down. I raised hell with everybody I could find
in the chain of command."
Green Earth representatives said they were
reviewing the contract in hopes of getting the
signs back up.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 25, 1996 N PAGE 3 KI]


Survey: Islanders do want curbside recycling


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
An informal survey by the Islander Bystander
shows that 73 percent of Island residents would like to
see curbside recycling in Anna Maria City and
Bradenton Beach.
Holmes Beach already has curbside recycling.
Of those who responded, 60 percent said they
would be willing to pay extra for the convenience of
curbside recycling.
Anna Maria City Commissioner George McKay
said he wants a more thorough and complete survey.
"Prior to discussing (recycling at a commission
meeting) I'd like to see a survey much like the one you
did but send the survey to all residents," McKay said.
"We all have to look at recycling as good for the island,
the county, the country."
To do a survey through mailing would cost about
$1,000. McKay said he will try to convince other com-
missioners to part with city money for the survey.
Anna Maria Commissioner Robert McElheny said
recycling is something the city needs to address. Cost
and convenience are the two most frequent words used
alongside recycling, he said.


Following the near fatal poisoning of an Anna
Maria City dog, the owner is warning pet owners
to be careful where they let their dogs and cats
walk and roam.
The dog owner, who wants to remain anony-
mous, said her dog almost died after eating rat
poison during his daily walk down Pine Avenue
and Bay Boulevard South.
Veterarian bills to save the dog came to $700,
she said.
"My dog was coughing up blood and the vet


"The only way is to make it work is to make it
conventient," he said. "I really doubt people would be
willing to pay for it. People feel like they're paying
enough already.
"There are loyal people who traipse to the
dumpster and there are those who just don't do it. I
have no objection to doing a survey, but we need to go
to someone like Waste Management first to get a pro-
posal on cost. People have to believe recycling is im-
portant for it to work."
Waste Management of Manatee officials have said
a curbside recycling program like the one they do in
Holmes Beach would add about $1 or $1.25 to each
monthly garbage bill.
Anna Maria City maintains four large bins on Pine
Avenue where people can take glass, aluminum cans,
newspapers and plastic. Bradenton Beach has similar
bins at bayside Coquina Beach.
Commissioner Elaine Burkly said recycling is
something that should come up in a meeting. What
commissioners need, she said, is for the public to come
forward and share what they think about recycling and
curbside service.
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Dan Goodchild


said there was blood around the heart sac and fluid
in his lungs," she said. "They said what happens is
people just throw out rat poison pellets not know-
ing that rat poison is made to taste good and any
animal will eat it."
She said they make containers to put rat poi-
son in and they are made so only something the
size of a rat can get into it.
"I just want to warn people," she said. "If your
dog starts to cough, get him to the vet right away.
And make sure you take your checkbook."


said he was interested in what his constituents have to
say but warned there is the caveat of cost.
Bradenton Beach is the only Island city that has its
own garbage pickup service.
"I think it would cost us too much because we'd
have to buy new trucks and bins," he said. "Farming
recycling out to someone like Waste Management is
another situation we could look into."
From Commissioner McKay's point of view, the
people who recycle are permanent residents. Seasonal
people don't seem to want to participate.
"Maybe the way to do it is just chuck it all in one
bin and let sorters at a conveyor belt separate it,"
McKay said. "It's more costly but less painful."



Anna Maria City
No meetings scheduled

Bradenton Beach
No meetings scheduled

Holmes Beach
No meetings scheduled

Holiday Closings
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach
and Longboat Key city offices will be closed on
Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.
The Anna Maria Fire District office at Station
1 in Holmes Beach will be closed Dec. 25
and Jan. 1.
The Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach
will be closed on Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.
The Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton
Beach will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, 31
and Jan. 1.
Waste Management collections in Holmes
Beach and Anna Maria regularly scheduled for
Dec. 25 will be picked up on Dec. 28. Those
scheduled for Jan. 1 will be picked up on Jan. 4.


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IlE PAGE 4A DECEMBER 25, 1996 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Islander Quinlan writes screenplay for 'Michael'


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Jim Quinlan has seen and heard some strange
things he can't explain.
These unusual occurrences are part of the reason
why the Bradenton Beach resident dreamed up the
movie script "Michael" that opened Christmas Day.
John Travolta plays Michael, an archangel who
returns to earth to do a job and affect people's lives.
The twist is that Michael smokes and drinks and is a
womanizer. Not your typical angel stuff.
Quinlan, who co-wrote the script with "Paris
Trout" author Pete Dexter, said Michael has to ap-
proach seedy types in a way they are accustomed. He
doesn't want to appear to be a threat.
"Michael is as good as it gets," Quinlan said. "But
the people he deals with have to be approached from
the dark side before they see the light."
The cast and director are enough to warrant seeing
this movie that promises to be one of the hottest holi-
day hits.
"Sleepless in Seattle" director Nora Ephron directs
"Michael." Other members of the cast include Andie
McDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Jean Stapleton
and Teri Garr. Randy Newman wrote the music.
Quinlan said "Michael" is a by-product of time
spent as a reporter for the National Enquirer and study-
ing the habits and interviewing techniques of other re-
porters. Many of them were from the Fleet Street tab-
loids of London.
His mentor, Joe Cassidy, was a former New York
Post reporter with deep roots in the city and an eye for
a good story and how to work it.
"There was a period in my life when I left legiti-
mate newspapers for the Enquirer and I did so for the
money," he said. "It was one of the greatest opportu-
nities I ever had. We were not into celebrities then. We
did stories on the occult, ghosts and UFOs. I'm a pretty
cynical guy and ran into stuff that baffled me."
Quinlan, 62 and an eight-year resident of
Bradenton Beach, said he kept all his notes from sto-
ries he'd written for the Enquirer, stories from other
reporters and stories about the news-of-the-weird
newspaper in Lantana.
Those stranger-than-fiction tales were the begin-
ning of "Michael."
There are number of different levels going on in the
movie, Quinlan said. Michael is revealed to a newspa-
per and a tabloid reporter played by Hurt, who inves-
tigates this angel living in Stapleton's farm house.
On another plane, here's a tabloid trying to con-
vince the world that Michael exists, Quinlan said.
"I went to Catholic schools and was heavy into
theology and philosophy. I'm not arrogant enough to
say there are no angels," he said. "It's nice to think


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Jim Quinlan of Bradenton Beach dreamed up the movie script for "Michael," which opened Christmas Day.
Islander Photo: David Futch


there are spiritual figures out there giving us a boost."
Quinlan has seen the movie and liked it.
"Nora's good at warming up a movie," he said.
"It's a nice story. It's fun and Travolta is good. And
he's a good guy. I'm amazed by his range as an actor."
Backers are banking on Travolta, who they paid
$10 million, and the all-star cast to bring in viewers for
the $50 million production. Michael's wings alone cost
$500,000.
Quinlan got his share of the pie, too.
"It was a good deal, a comfortable figure," the
former Sarasota Herald-Tribune columnist said. "I was
able to do things I wasn't able to do before. I'm a pi-
lot and I bought an airplane."
About five years ago, Quinlan called Dexter,
whom he had met 20 years before at the Palm Beach
Post, and said he had an idea. They wrote the script in
six months and a lot of people were interested in buy-
ing and being in it.
Universal Studios picked up the option and sold the
script to Turner Broadcasting. This is Turner's first
movie to play the big screen.
"A lot of actors wanted to be in this movie. Andie
McDowell forced her way into it," Quinlan said. "It
went pretty quick when Ephron got on."
Now for the really weird.
Quinlan said the strangest story he ever covered


started out as a three-paragraph story he saw in a Con-
necticut paper, something about a Jesuit priest headed
to a scene of bizarre behavior by a little girl.
On arriving in Bridgeport, Quinlan discovers the
priest is there to do an exorcism.
The 12-year-old and her parents live in a not-fancy
neighborhood.
"I got there and the house is a wreck, pictures
looked like they had been thrown off the wall. Every-
one in the neighborhood said they were a nice family
but the girl was a little spooky and the parents were
freaked out," Quinlan said. "Two cops and a fireman
- all three big men and myself go into the house
and look down the hallway to see this refrigerator sit-
ting there. We all thought it was a strange place for a
refrigerator.
"Then we noticed it was wobbling and off the
ground. One cop goes around through another room to
see what's behind the refrigerator. He comes back
around and the refrigerator starts moving toward us.
We all ran out of the house. I filed 26 takes on this
story."
Neighbors tried to bum the house down. A monsignor
and the police asked Quinlan to leave town. The exorcist
performed the ritual and the family moved away.
"In the end," he said, "it was just one of those stories."
Yeah, kind of like "Michael."


Paid beach parking pondered in Bradenton Beach


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach city commissioners set some
goals for 1997 and one of them involves charging
people to park at the beach.
Other projects the commission said it would like to
get off ground include fixing and building sidewalks,
patching potholes, looking into ways to defeat red tide,
providing better drainage along Gulf Drive and cutting
down on legal expenses.
As Mayor Leroy Arnold said at the informal work-
shop last week, "We are going to try to do as much as
we can for as little as we can."
Newly elected Commissioner John Chappie said
one of his big interest is the Cortez Beach area where
landscaping needs to be done and storm water runoff


New firefighter hired
The Anna Maria Fire District has hired five-
year volunteer Ronnie Fincher as a full-time
firefighter. Fincher replaced Ken Treffinger
who resigned from the district to take a position
with the Sarasota County Fire Department.
In addition, the district has hired 10-year vol-
unteer Robert Bennett as its part-time training of-
ficer. Bennett is a captain with the Anna Maria
volunteers and a full-time firefighter/paramedic
with the Sarasota County Fire Department.


needs to be addressed.
Sidewalks, curbing and bikeways also are at the top
of Chappie's list.
He wants to improve the city's working relation-
ship with Manatee County.
"I'm big on networking and socializing so people
know what we want out here," Chappie said. "I want
to see us keep an eye on the Sarasota Bay Estuary Pro-
gram. We're a barrier island and we need to know
what's going on."
Commissioner Connie Drescher said bike paths
and sidewalks are important to the community.
"Tourist season is coming and people love to bike
and walk but we don't have places for them to do ei-
ther," Drescher said. "We need to look at ways of sav-
ing money or increasing revenue. Paid parking at Co-
quina and Cortez beaches is one way to do it. (Former
Mayor) Katie Pierola had this idea."
Drescher also wants to do a city-wide survey on
where the city's rights of way begin and end. This in-
cludes docks that may be intruding on city rights of
way, she said.
Commissioner Walt Grace said drainage on Gulf
Drive should be a top priority.
"We can't have inland lakes. Sidewalks and bike
paths are important," he said. "One of my pets is that
we try to repair our streets. I'd like to see a program of
street replacement.
"I'd like to work with other governmental agen-
cies. We have to network with these people. If you


want something and they know you, it's easier to get
if you're not just a name."
Another newly elected Commissioner, Dan
Goodchild, was last to speak.
"The best part of being last is that I can say ditto
(to suggestions already made)," he said. "Paid parking
is definitely something we need to look into. It's an
untapped resource and it's also a way of controlling
crowds on busy holidays."
He added he was disappointed that more residents
don't attend commission meetings to offer their input.
"As far as getting people to the meetings, I don't
know what to do," Goodchild said. "Maybe we should
serve food."
Following the workshop, Goodchild said the new
commission was an interesting mix.
"It was interesting to get our feet wet as a new coun-
cil. We'll see what happens after a couple of meetings,"
he said. "I appreciate John Chappie's enthusiasm. That's
something that could light up this commission."
In his position as a strong mayor, Arnold made a
move that limits commissioners contact with city depart-
ment heads. He eliminated liaison positions held by com-
missioners.
Commissioners also discussed limiting people to
two or three minutes when they speak at a commission
meeting.
Commissioners spent 45 minutes discussing Rob-
erts Rules of Order and how to have more orderly and
shorter meetings.


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Jury awards

key's Klauber

$8.9 million
Jurors returned a multi-million-dollar judgment
Friday against the Town of Longboat Key in a lawsuit
filed by Dr. Murf Klauber.
Klauber was awarded $8.89 million: $6 million for
Klauber's expenses, $2.6 million in punitive damages
and $290,000 for mental anguish. Klauber had been
seeking in excess of $30 million in damages in the
wake of the town's revocation of a building permit for
a luxury span development.
Longboat Key Town Manager Griff Roberts said
the case will probably be appealed.
Owner of the Colony Beach and Tennis resort on
Longboat Key, Klauber argued that he had been treated
unfairly by the town. Longboat officials countered that
Klauber had received no special treatment in his devel-
opment proposal and that the luxury spa was not eco-
nomically viable.
Klauber received a building permit Feb. 3, 1987 to
build the 57-unit spa. He demolished the former Far
Horizons resort and erected 500 pilings on the site in
preparation of the development, called The Reserve. In
May, the town gave him notice that no work was be-
ing done on the project and threatened to pull his build-
ing permit. A month later the permit was revoked.

Drain repair OK'd
The City of Holmes Beach awarded a con-
tract to Woodruff and Sons to repair the storm
drain on Marina Drive alongside the city yacht
basin and Back Bay Steakhouse and another one
at the BP Station on the corer of Gulf and Ma-
rina Drives. The storm drain alongside the yacht
basin has been barricaded since an accident on
Nov. 9 in which a car plunged into the basin.
Work will be completed the second or third
week in January. Cost of repairs: $1,813.


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restaurant closed for lunch last Tuesday to host a
party for the 50 children aged three to five, all
from A Growing Place in Palmetto. The kids all
received a holiday meal "to go" for their families
and a bag of gifts, toys, clothing and shoes, from
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Here's our holiday wish
What a difference a year makes or does it?
While going through The Islander Bystander
newspapers from 1996 in preparation for next week's
articles chronicling the year in review, we realized that
at this time last year Islanders were caught in the midst
of a bridge frenzy.
The first phase of the administrative hearings on
the Florida Department of Transportation's proposed
"megabridge" was finished and the hearing officer's
decision was anxiously awaited in early January.
So what has happened in a year, you may wonder?
The hearing officer with the Florida Division of
Administrative Hearings came out with recommenda-
tions that the 65-foot-high fixed-span bridge should not
be built due to serious environmental impacts. He also
said the public hearing process DOT officials followed
was flawed.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Secretary Virginia Wetherell wrote orders that the
seagrass mitigation offered by DEP was inadequate and
until the impacts on seagrasses were corrected an en-
vironmental permit should not be issued by her depart-
ment.
DOT Secretary Ben Watts has not yet written his
final orders regarding the planning for the bridge.
And the local district has retained the megabridge
in its five-year workplan, although the bridge construc-
tion has been pushed back a year "to resolve the envi-
ronmental issues," as a local DOT official put it.
So, once again, we have to ask the simple question:
"What part of 'No Megabridge' don't you under-
stand?!"
An administrative hearing officer has declared the
process and construction flawed and environmentally
unsound. Islanders have overwhelmingly fought the
bridge construction. We've repeatedly and steadfastly
opposed construction of the big bridge to the Island.
Yet DOT officials continue to pursue construction
of the megabridge to the tune of $29 million.
Stop it, already.
Rehabilitate the existing bridge, as has been done
with the Cortez Bridge.
Finish the sidewalk to link the Island with the
mainland so alternative means of transportation can be
safely used to get to and from the Island without endan-
gering bicyclists or walkers.
Reallocate the funds earmarked for the bridge con-
struction for another project elsewhere where it is re-
ally needed and wanted by the residents.
That's our holiday wish again.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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Happy Holidays to all from Slick and his friends By Egan


Noise ordinance violation of
citizen rights: Whitmore
As a public official, I believe that I must inform the
citizens of Holmes Beach regarding the second reading
that will take place Jan. 7 on the proposed noise ordinance.
I feel very strongly that this law is being created
due to complaints of residents who live near the Anchor
Inn. That establishment has been in existence since
1972 with no change in the type of business that they
run. Residents have chosen to build in that area of town
and have torn up most of the natural buffer that helped
keep the noise levels down.
Now, the majority of the council feels that
Longboat Key has an ordinance that will be suitable for
Holmes Beach. This ordinance states that you are in
violation if the noise you are making can be heard
within 50 feet of the person complaining. This is a vio-
lation of all our rights due to all of the citizens being
punished because of one problem area.
The citizens need to be present at the Jan. 7 meeting
if they agree with me that this is a violation of our rights.
The proposed ordinance will be law after Jan. 7 if passed.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore, Holmes Beach
Stephens to McKay: don't give up
I have read, with increasing disappointment, the
series of articles concerning State Sen. John McKay.
The purpose of my letter is not to rehash the events
surrounding the articles. His integrity and commitment
to public service are well known by those who have
worked with him over the years.
My greatest concern is the loss our community will
experience. For the first time in 12 years the benefit of
having "one of our own" head the Ways and Means
Committee that sets spending priorities for the entire
state is now eliminated. We have lost the chance to
have our voice heard above others. Our community is
unique. Though we have much in common with larger
metropolitan areas such as Miami, our needs are dra-
matically different. John McKay was in a position to
see those needs met. That is what we elected him to do.
It is unconscionable that personal issues as a result
of a divorce took precedence over our community
needs. For the community's sake, let's hope John
McKay doesn't give up. I hope the press will do its part


in righting a wrong. When the public counsel's report
comes out confirming no special treatment was given,
make that front page news, too.
Manatee County Commissioner Stan Stephens

Noise not nuisance
I've heard that complete sensory depravation is one
of the latest techniques in stress reduction and can as-
sist in transcendental meditation.
What an idea Mayor Van Wagoner has in the mak-
ing any device producing any audible sound within 50 feet
of one's home a violation of the city's noise ordinance,
Just imagine a neighborhood where you could hear
a pin drop. So, mayor, does that mean that when my
neighbor's air conditioning clicks on I should call the
police and report them? Hey, I know it might be 95
degrees outside and 90 degrees inside without the air
conditioning, but isn't that a device producing an au-
dible sound I can hear?
And how about the neighbor with a bird feeding de-
vice. Boy, you can hear those doves cooing all the time. I
bet they wouldn't be making those contented audible
sounds if they had an empty belly, now would they? And
there's those kids across the street who dribble that round-
shaped device, thunk, thunk, thunk, all day long and then
throw it into that metal circle device on a long pole to
sometimes miss it so it hits that square board device and
goes whack, an audible sound if I ever heard one.
But here's the topper: the hard-working wife,
mother, teacher and 20-year musician who practices
her flute faithfully. Now that's a sound-producing de-
vice that is truly audible. I guess it should be OK
though if she periodically smiles in joy or satisfaction
because, after all, we can't hear that. Right, mayor?
Yes, mayor, I think you've got something here with
this noise ordinance. But what about the people who don't
want to live in a coffin while they are still alive? Oh, give
you a call you say at 778-0342, or call one of the gang on
the council who support this brilliant idea.
Oh, yeah, I almost forgot. If it's a portable phone,
make sure they're not talking where someone could
hear their voice and, yes, make sure the ringer is set on
low as they await your call back.
I got it. Do the rest of you get it?
John Lanning, M.D., Holmes Beach


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 16, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


A drawing by an Army artist shows American soldiers, bayonetsfixed, storming
a German trench.


GOING OVER

BARBED WIRE


"We are the boys who get it young
and coming," Private Clair Jones wrote
his mother back on Anna Maria Key
upon his return to the war zone in Sep-
tember 1918. "We go ahead of the infan-
try to fix nice little bridges and things
for them, and in a retreat we are sup-
posed to stay behind to blow them up
again. When we are not doing that we
spend our spare moments chasing Ger-
mans through barbed wire."
Clair would soon be in the thick of
the fight again, Army doctors having
deemed him recovered from the effects
of poison gas.
For weeks Company E of the Sixth
Engineers had been training for the first
major action by the American Army on its
own. The mission accepted by Gen.
"Blackjack" Pershing was to regain the so-
called "Saint Mihiel salient" which had
been a sword in the side of the French na-
tion since the Germans occupied it in
1914. Pershing saw the campaign as a pre-
lude to a final push to end the war.
Clair gladly threw himself into the
"crash course" Pershing had decreed.
His friend Will Austin wrote in his
diary: "Occasionally Clair mentioned that
his back troubled him a little but one
would never have thought anything was
wrong, on account of his cheerfulness and
untiring zeal in labor of all kinds, doing not
only his own work but helping other chaps
when they were sick or fatigued."
Over and over again the men prac-


While theirfathers and brothers
fought in France, children back home
played at "nurse and soldier."


ticed laying barbed wire, working
against a stop watch. Then they prac-
ticed how to destroy what they had put
up. They became as nimble as half-
backs on a football field.
An expert at puncturing enemy de-
fenses a general, no less came to
demonstrate how to "go over barbed
wire." Clair and Will and their comrades
were taught how to use powerful new
tools to swiftly cut pathways through the
toughest tangles of barbed wire. They
were introduced to specially made mats
of chicken wire and learned how to
spread them over obstacles in front of the
advancing infantry like carpets.
One of the most amazing devices
they became familiar with were "Ban-
galore torpedoes" long iron tubes
filled with TNT. A single torpedo
could shred a mass of barbed wire with
a mighty blast.
Sept. 12 was "D-Day." American
guns began firing at 5 in the morning. At
8 o'clock 400 French tanks began to roll
while 1,500 French and American planes
roared overhead. (The armada was com-
manded by Col. Billy Mitchell.)
Due to the intrepid engineers who
opened the way for them, infantrymen
were able to dash across the soggy
Meuse Valley plain and through the
seemingly impregnable defenses to
surprise the Germans in their trenches.
Never before had soldiers been
able to move so fast on the battlefield.
It took just two days (actually, 30 hours
of fighting) to "erase" the salient. The
Americans took 16,000 prisoners, 450
guns and about 200 square miles of ter-
ritory. They lost 7,000 men.
At Saint Mihiel Pershing proved
his men had the muscle, the skills and
the heart to prevail.
Both Clair and Will came through
the fighting without a scratch. Almost
immediately their outfit was ordered to
proceed to another field of battle. It
would be the final Great Battle of the
Great War.
Next: The final
curtain rises


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Mystery mangrove trimmer confounds city


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach officials say they have been unable
to identify a resident who has been trimming man-
groves near two docks in the 8300 block of Marina
Drive.
Code Enforcement Officer Bill Kepping said the
trimming has been going on for a number of years but
officials can do nothing unless they can catch the per-
son in the act of trimming.
Building Official Bill Saunders said a permit for
the work must be issued by the Department of Environ-
mental Protection, not the city, and if officials catch the
trimmer he/she will be reported to the DEP.
Ken Huntington, DEP environmental manager,
said last week he was unaware of the trimming and will
turn the matter over to the enforcement division.
"The rules are pretty generous," Huntington ex-
plained. "Within 75 feet of the shoreline, you can trim
to six feet or whatever height was previously ap-
proved."
The rules governing mangrove trimming were es-
tablished in a state bill called the Mangrove Protection
Act passed last year and they are the only rules cur-
rently in effect, Huntington said. Penalties for illegal
trimming are based on a set of criteria. A violator can
be subject to fines and restoration. If the trimming re-


sults in the death of the mangroves, the penalties are
more severe.
DEP investigator Ted Murray said he will visit the
Holmes Beach site in the next few weeks.
"Most illegal trimming is a result of ignorance or
misinterpretation of the rules," he noted. "However, a
violation of the Mangrove Protection Act can be pros-
ecuted criminally. That usually happens when a person
knows he is doing something wrong but does it any-
way."
All mangrove trimming permits are issued by the
DEP, Murray said. Anyone who has a question about
what or how much to trim should call the department.
"Any county or municipality can ask us to delegate
authority to it to enforce the mangrove rules and we
will grant that if we feel they have the enforcement
ability," Murray noted. "Manatee County has not asked
for that, nor have any of the municipalities."
If you want to report illegal mangrove trimming,
call the DEP at 1-813-744-6100 or the Florida Marine
Patrol at 1-800-342-5367, Murray instructed. The FMP
is the enforcement arm of the DEP.
If you are hesitant about calling one of those agen-
cies, you can call your city public works supervisor to
report the incident to the DEP for you. The county's
Environmental Action Commission at 742-5980 will
also perform that service for residents.


Mangroves have been trimmed in Holmes Beach, but
by whom? Islander Photo: Pat Copeland


IOBITUARIE


George A. Fox
George A. Fox, 82, of Bradenton, died Dec. 16
in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Fox came to Mana-
tee County from Massapequa, N.Y., in 1970. He was
a retired manager for Florida Supply, Bradenton, for
25 years.
He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church in Holmes Beach. He was a member of
Kirby Stewart American Legion Post 24. He was a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Visitation was held at Bradenton Funeral Home,
Bradenton. Service was held at St. Bernard Catholic
Church, Holmes Beach.
Burial was in Manasota Memorial Park in
Oneco.


Fred Anthony Myford
Fred Anthony Myford, 39, of Duette and for-
merly of Cortez, died Dec. 16 in Parrish.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Myford was a resi-
dent of Manatee County for most of his life. He was
employed in construction. He was a Catholic.
He is survived by his father, Harry of Cortez; his
mother, Thelma Crady of Duette; and three sisters,
Carollee Garvey of Cape Coral, Peggy Gadoury of
Cortez, and Sandy Masengale of Parrish.
There was no visitation or services. Kicliter Fu-
neral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Edward A. Owen
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ester Hills, Mich., died Saturday, Dec. 21, at Colum-


bia Blake Medical Center.
Owen was born in Detroit. He was 84.
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Owen Service Station in Rochester Hills for 37
years.
He was a member of Roser Memorial Commu-
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odist Church. Owen was a member of Stoney Creek
Masonic Lodge #5 F. & A.M. in Rochester Hills.
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daughters, Joy Bennington of Ann Arbor, Mich., and
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Anna Maria says 'no' to Christmas Grinch


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The grinch missed his chance to steal Christmas
from an elderly Anna Maria resident.
Thanks to a tip from another Anna Maria resident,
contractor R.T. Hilton, to the Manatee County Sheriff s
Anna Maria office and to Anna Maria Public Works
Superintendent Phil Charnock, the woman was spared
a $7,000 repair bill for repairs she didn't need.
"It was unethical and a borderline criminal act,"
Charnock said about the salesmen who approached the
woman.
The victim asked not to be identified but her story
serves as a warning for other residents. Always get a
second opinion for major work.
The episode began on Dec. 10 when two salesmen
working for contractor Henry Grayson of Sarasota ar-


rived at the woman's door. The salesmen, Mike
Chaffee and Robert Paul, told her their company had
installed soffit and facia on the house several years ago
and they were there to inspect it, Charnock explained.
After the inspection, the pair said they had found
numerous problems that needed attention and after
detailing the work, the woman signed a contract for
$6,968 in repairs including a "manufacturer's 30-
year warranty."
The work included roof repairs, washing the home,
removing and replacing soffit and facia, replacing rot-
ted wood, reflashing the chimney and repairing cracks
and breaks in the chimney.
"They told her they needed a $500 deposit for the
work," Charnock said. "They had her fill out a credit
card slip and they even had their own machine to run
her card through."


Santa Claus arrived at Dolphin Day Care in Holmes Beach to the delight of all the boys and girls --just in
time to hand out gifts and then the jolly old man was whisked away to another part of town on the big red
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On Dec. 11, Charnock and Manatee County
Sheriff's Deputy Steve Ogline received phone calls
from R.T. Hilton.
"Hilton has a friend, Chris Carter, who manages
the woman's estate at A.G. Edwards," Charnock said.
"Carter saw the credit card slip come through with
$6,968 on it and was concerned. She asked Hilton if it
is common practice to charge for all the work up front.
He knew it wasn't, so he called Steve and me. He also
asked if they had a permit. They didn't."
Ogline and Charnock made a visit to the woman's
home. They found men already beginning work, which
Charnock halted for lack of a permit. Charnock then
spoke to the woman about the initial inspection and the
work to be done.
"She said the salesmen had acted like it was very se-
rious," Charnock said. "I don't know how they could find
all that just by looking at the house. In order to find rot-
ted wood they would have to take off the soffit and facia."
He also noted that although the salesmen said their
company had done the initial work on the house sev-
eral years ago but he discovered the company has only
been in business one year.
"She was also upset that they charged her the full
amount for the work, and she called the office man-
ager," Chamock continued. "He said he would call the
men off the job. She told him I was there and the men
could not work without a permit. Then he began
backpedaling and agreed to cancel the contract."
The workmen put everything back the way it was
when they arrived at the home at Charnock's request
and Carter put a hold on the credit card transaction and
drew up a letter to cancel the agreement.
"If they had taken her money, it would have been
fraud," Charnock said. "The state attorney can't do
anything now because she got all her money back."
Charnock said he will report Grayson to the Florida
Department of Professional Regulation.
"I was just doing my job," Charnock said. "Resi-
dents have to be careful of people coming to their doors
offering to do repairs. We have bits of this every now
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The Holmes Beach City Council faced a room full
of angry residents protesting the city's trailer ordi-
nance.
According to the ordinance, passed in July, all
trailers, RVs and recreational-type vehicles must be
parked in the side or back yard "unless there is no
other alternative available due to the configuration of
the property."
Residents with waterfront yards can only park in
their side yards, because the back of the property, or
waterfront yard, is considered a front yard.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner was made aware of
problems with the ordinance several months ago when
residents complained they had to remove costly land-
scaping and fences to park their trailers and RVs in
their side yards. He asked council members to recon-
sider the ordinance; however, they refused, saying
they wanted strict enforcement.
Last month the first violation of the ordinance
came before the code enforcement board. Two resi-
dents were cited for parking their motor home in their
front yard. They said they would have to remove
$4,000 in landscaping in order to park the vehicle in
the side yard. Their attorney maintained that the land-
scaping is part of the configuration of the property.
Another resident at the board meeting, who had
also been cited under the ordinance, asked the board
to consider grandfathering vehicles purchased prior to
passage of the ordinance.
The code enforcement board voted to table the
case and request a definition of configuration and con-
sideration for grandfathering from the council.

Council considers the issues
VanWagoner asked council, "What did you intend
by the word configuration? Did you mean if the ve-
hicle can fit in the space no matter what they have to
do to get it there or did you mean for the code enforce-
ment officer to look at each case individually?"
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said he didn't
intend for people to tear down fences and remove veg-
etation.
"When we did this, my thought was that you park
it in the side or back yard and if you have to cut down
a tree, you have to cut down a tree," Councilman Ron
Robinson said. "If we don't do that, anyone who wants
to park an RV or a trailer in his front yard, can plant
a tree on each side of the house. I'm not interested in
changing it."
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore said the ordi-
nance was discussed for nearly two years before coun-
cil passed it, and it was initiated by complaints from
citizens about unsightly and unkempt trailers in front
yards.
VanWagoner said many residents are willing to
challenge the ordinance and others have already in-


curred damages and costs by removing landscaping and
fences.

Residents air their complaints
Resident Herman Borstelmann said he would have
to cut down a 30-foot tree and move a fence in order
to park his trailer in the side yard. In addition there are
power and telephone lines in the way.
"What are you trying to achieve? he asked. "Is it a
question of aesthetics? That's illegal according to a Su-
preme Court decision."
Several residents said they live on corners and have
two or three front yards.
Carol Neal said she has a 22-foot motor home she
uses as her primary vehicle.
"I parked on the side of my residence last week,"
Neal said. "Then we had a torrential rain and it had to
be towed out. I just can't afford to do that every time
it rains. I'd have to cover my side yard with a cement
pad."
Whitmore noted that there is an exception if the
RV is the resident's primary vehicle.
Former Mayor Pat Geyer addressed complaints with
regard to the Privateer parade float on behalf of the Pri-
vateers, who park the float on a deeded vacant lot.
"If people own a lot and have parked their trailer
there for 15 years or more, they should be
grandfathered," she maintained. "I see no problem with
that boat being there. The Privateers do more for the
Community Center and the children than anyone else."
Another resident said he rents a duplex and has no
access to the back yard because the other renter con-
trols it.
"Most of us are homeowners and are not interested
in creating something negative or derogatory in our
front yards," Dave Murphy said. "I have gone to great
lengths to make my house look aesthetically pleasing
and to better the value of the neighborhood by plant-
ing trees and landscaping and putting in a shell drive-
way. I feel you're robbing Peter to pay Paul if people
have to take out landscaping."
"We've been doing this for years," Borstelmann
told council. "You cannot make illegal today what was
legal yesterday. The constitution guarantees us that.
We trusted you to do the right thing."
"We're just trying to do what's best for the city,"
Whitmore said. "Do you think we enjoy coming up
here and having everybody yelling at us? I wish all of
you would have been here when we were writing this
ordinance."
Courtney said the ordinance will be sent to the city
attorney for an interpretation of the word configuration
and an opinion on whether the ordinance is unconsti-
tutional. The code enforcement officer will be in-
structed not to cite people under the ordinance until the
issue is settled by council.
The council plans to continue discussion at its Jan.
14 work session.


Membership honored
James Wallace Jr. ofBradenton, center, was honored at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron's 38th Anniver-
sary celebration held recently at the Bradenton Country Club. Wallace is an attorney, a charter member of the
squadron and a 50-year member of the United States Power Squadron. Shown congratulating Wallace is Kenneth
Miller, left, AMIPS commander, as District 22 Commander Alta Mullins presents Wallace with a plaque com-
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Terra Ceia house in mangroves


now denied by state


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion canceled an agreement that would have allowed
Mel and Pam McGinnis to tear out mangroves to build
a home in Terra Ceia.
In addition, the environmental group Manasota 88
filed a complaint Friday, Dec. 20, in Hillsborough Cir-
cuit Court regarding how the agreement was reached in
secret.
The McGinnises originally asked permission from
the DEP to clear 1 1/2 acres of mangroves but were
turned down.
They were the first to use the new Private Property
Rights Protection Act to overcome environmental
hurdles that would allow them to build their home.
After the McGinnises were told they could not re-
move the 1 1/2 acres of mangroves, mediator Raymond
McLamey was brought in to make a ruling.
Over a series of six meetings, McLarney ham-
mered out an agreement that would have allowed the
Manatee County couple to remove 1/2 acre of man-
groves.
The DEP canceled the McLarney agreement that
also would have allowed the couple to build their
home, a boat dock and a road through the mangroves.
McLarney's agreement would have required the
McGinnises to replace mangroves they were going to
remove from 15,000 square feet of land on their 5 1/2-
acre parcel.
They bought the land for $80,000 three years ago
from a U.S. marshal who told them the land was build-
able and had no restrictions. It is located at the.end of
Lepps Road on Miguel Bay just south of the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge.
As part of the now-nullified agreement, they also
promised to maintain the land in its natural state.
Ken Huntington, DEP environmental manager in
Tampa, said the process has been painful for all in-
volved.
"It has been tough," Huntington said. "Tough on
the McGinnises because they're trying to build a house
and tough on (DEP) because we've got a set of rules
(the Property Rights Act) we're not comfortable with.
This new act has a lot of gray areas. We feel like we're
going down a blind path."
DEP officials expect to meet again with the
McGinnises to address the economic and physical
hardship suffered by the couple, he said. All of which
leads to the way the property rights act refers to the
notion unfair burden.
"They made an application for where they wanted
the house and we denied it. They said that was an un-
fair burden," Huntington said. "This case could open
up the rest of the wetlands in the area and the state to
development.
"There are plenty of lots out there that are wet-
lands. Where do we (DEP) draw the line? That's why
we're going through this legal process. We're not com-
fortable with this act because we don't know what we
can bend."
Manasota 88 attorney Tom Reese said he filed a
multi-faceted complaint in Hillsborough Circuit Court
against McLarney, the DEP and the McGinnises.
The suit challenges specific sections of the Prop-


erty Rights Act and charges that the meeting between
McLarney and the McGinnises was illegally closed.
"I don't think special master McLarney is in
agreement with DEP," Reese said. "If he does hold a
new proceeding, then a court should rule the meeting
open to the public. A DEP general counsel ruling is
nice, but it's not binding."
DEP general counsel F. Perry Odom canceled the
McLarney agreement and took McLarney to task for
excluding the media and Manasota 88's Reese from
the meeting where the agreement with the
McGinnises was reached.
Reese said his complaint contains seven counts.
McLarney is named in counts one through four, the
McGinnises are named in counts one and two while
the DEP is named in the constitutional counts dealing
with the wording of the Property Rights Act, he said.
According to Reese, count one states that the
Property Rights Act provides land owners with a
method to get court determination that their property
has been inordinately burdened by government re-
striction. The act establishes a procedure for giving
notice and gives government a chance to make an
adjustment.
The second part of the statute is called the Florida
Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act
and it says that in all respects the special hearings
must be informal and open to the public.
Reese and Manasota 88 believe McLarney vio-
lated the law by closing the meeting with the
McGinnises. McLarney also issued a gag order pre-
venting anyone at the meeting from talking about the
meeting.
In the complaint's second count, Reese states that
by closing the meeting and issuing the gag order,
McLarney violated Manasota 88's first amendment
right to receive information.
The third count charges McLarey with violating
the public records act by failing to respond to Reese's
request for information about the meeting in a timely
manner, Reese said.
It took 12 days to get the DEP files from
McLarney, Reese said. The DEP was going to give
the files to Manasota 88 but McLarney intervened, he
said.
In the fourth count, Reese questions whether
McLarney is qualified to be a special master.
"He has an exaggerated sense of what his powers
are," Reese said.
Counts five through seven are challenges to the
constitutionality of certain parts of the act, he said.
According to Reese, the McGinnises were named
in counts one and two because the meeting McLarney
closed was rendered null and void. That affects the
McGinnises and they need to be heard, Reese said.
The DEP was included in the complaint because
they have to be a defendant in the constitutional
counts related to the wording of the Property Rights
Act, he said.
"I'm not accusing the DEP of wrongdoing, they
have to be a defendant," Reese said. "They also are
defendants in picking McLarney as a qualified special
master."
Phone calls to the McGinnises and McLarney
were not returned.


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Dale Shields, founder of the
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Arthur Kelley, a Longboat Key
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Island bank robber
sentenced to 15 years
Jordan L. Thompson, 33, of Bradenton, was sen-
tenced Dec. 17 to 15 years in prison for robbing three
Manatee County banks, including First of America in
Holmes Beach on June 12.
In the Holmes Beach robbery Thompson was cap-
tured on film by the bank's security camera and iden-
tified by several people after the photo was published
in The Islander Bystander. Other banks robbed by
Thompson included Barnett Bank at 4311 Manatee
Ave. on July 8 and First of America at 4215 Cortez
Road West on June 28.
Thompson was sentenced as a habitual offender
and his prison term will be followed by 15 years pro-
bation.
Happy Birthday!
Susan Strahm, Bradenton Beach's and perhaps the
Island's oldest resident, turned 103 last Saturday.
Ms. Strahm is a former resident of Pines Trailer
Park and has the distinction of being able to claim to
have exercised her right to vote every year since
women were allowed into the voting booths.
She was given a plaque honoring her by the
Bradenton Beach City Council.

Longboat Key Garden Club
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The Longboat Key Garden Club has announced
that it will award a $2,000 scholarship every other year.
Scholarship applications will be available begin-
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Manatee Community College, New College of
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Episcopal Church Women
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The Episcopal Church Women of the ('Cimch of the
Annunciation in Holmes Beach will meet on Thursday,
Jan. 2, at 10:15 a.m.
Vicki Young will speak on the "Annunciation Trip to
Israel." Luncheon will follow the pi ogr.ln and final plans
for the white elephant sale to be held in February will be
made.
All Episcopal women are invited to attend. Reserva-
tions may be made by calling the church office at 778-
1638 or by signing up in Lowe Hall by Monday, Dec. 30.
Longboat chapel has
candlelight service
The Longboat Island Chapel held a Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service on Tuesday with Dr. Ralph Shotwell
delivering the sermon.
A special concert will be presented at the chapel,
6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, on Thurs-
day, Dec. 26, at 7 p.m. by violinist Joseph Roche, so-
prano Sarita Roche and cellist Gita Roche. Pianist
Lewis Berman will also participate.
The community is invited to attend.

'Happy Days Are Here
Again' at Riverfront
The Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre in
Bradenton will celebrate the holidays with three per-
formances of a nostalgic 1930s musical revue entitled
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Holmes Beach sixth-grader


traces Island history 500 years


BE David Futch
Islander Reporter
Joshua Wilkinson's journey into Anna Maria
Island's past took him back nearly five centuries.
For his effort, the Bradenton Christian School
sixth-grader from Holmes Beach won a top award for
Manatee County history.
"The first people to live on this island were the
Timucuan Indians," Wilkinson writes. "They were big
and strong, over seven feet tall. They were fierce fight-
ers. Conquistador de Vaca wrote about their powerful
bows and arrows.
"He is quoted as saying, 'One arrow buried half a
foot in a tree. Their arrows were thick as my arms and
12 hand spans long.' It is estimated that 3,000
Timucuan Indians lived in this Tampa Bay area.
"They died of diseases brought over by the Span-
ish. They died without a trace."
Wilkinson, 11, weaves his story from nine sources
that include "Anna Maria's Early Days" by Carolyne
Norwood and Karl Bickel's "The Mangrove Coast."
The early Island pictures in his display were sifted
from the Anna Maria Historical Society collection.
Originally, Wilkinson said he wanted to do a report
on his grandmother's house, a travertine rock home that
was built in 1924 on Gulf boulevard in Holmes Beach.
The beams are 100 years old and came from an old fort
in Tampa.
"I just couldn't find out much about the house, so
a report on Anna Maria Island was my next choice," he
said. "I didn't know anything about Anna Maria until
this. Now I know about where I live. I wish I could
have seen Anna Maria a long time ago."
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HISTORY, FROM PAGE 14
discovered by Spanish explorers around 1530.
"Conquistador de Vaca was the first to land here
and the first to tell about the Timucuan Indians,"
Wilkinson writes. "In 1539, DeSoto landed near here.
His right-hand man, Anasco, was the first of his expe-
dition to explore this island. The Spanish conquistadors
were mean and cruel to the Indians."
George Emerson Bean was the first homesteader of
163 acres on the north end in 1893. Wood for his house
came by boat from Tampa and his cows and horses had
to swim over where the Cortez Bridge is now, he writes.
According to Wilkinson, Bean's son George
Wilhelm "Will" Bean developed the island by laying
out streets and sidewalks and a water system. He
named his company Anna Maria Beach Company.
He built a pier on the Tampa Bay side to welcome
steamers from Tampa. It was built in 1911 and still
stands as the Anna Maria City Pier.
John Roser was another Island pioneer. In 1913, he
built the church that bears his name, Roser Memorial
Community Church, in memory of his wife, Caroline.
Roser's son, Charles, was known as the Fig Newton
King because he created the cookie and sold the recipe
to Nabisco for $1 million, Wilkinson says in his report.
Early Island streets were paved with shell. There was
a bath house for day tourists, a hotel and an ice house. The
first bridge was built in 1921. It was narrow and made of
wood. In the 1960s, a toll bridge was built that cost 30
cents to come on the Island but nothing to leave.
The oldest homes date to 1912 when the Roser
cottage was built. The Island playhouse, which has
been a church, school, social hall, city hall and now a
playhouse, was brought here by barge down the Mana-
tee River.
Joshua's mother, Denise, said her job during the
project was to prod her son to read something about the


Bubba blur
Tim "Bubba" Bugna, Islander Football Club, tore it up against the Rebels in the first game, adult 16-and-up
division, of the third annual Christmas Indoor Soccer Tournament at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Tournament results were not available for the early Christmas deadline and will appear in the Jan. 1
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island every day.
"I taught him how to do an outline and he took it
from there," she said. "I learned a lot."
The judges said his report was an "excellent job of
research" and gave Wilkinson 95 points out of a pos-
sible 100.


"I had to read every day for two weeks," he said.
Wilkinson ends his report with this.
"Anna Maria Island is a place full of history and a
fun place to live. Anyone can come and visit the his-
torical museum (Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City) and
see all the landmarks and buildings full of history."


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Ho! Ho! Ho!
And happy 1997. I can't think of any other year
that ever went as fast as 1996. It was like the old mov-
ies, where the months peel off of the calendar and float
away, depicting how time flies by.
It reminds me too of a saying I heard on my first
Macintosh computer. The computer came with a pro-
gram called "Talking Moose." At the time, I worked at
home alone and having the Moose there was like
someone to talk to and he talks too.
He's a little cartoon character that pops up on the
screen with witty sayings and alert messages. Some of
the moose's phrases were irreverent and some were
silly but here's one I can share: "Time flies like an ar-
row. Fruit flies like a banana."
Get it? 1997 flew by like the Enterprise in warp
speed.
Well, I said they were silly. My old moose isn't com-
patible with my new Mac operating systems and I miss
him but most of my Mac friends turned him off instantly.
I had a Far Side calendar on my computer too. It
was a Christmas gift and the only program I've seen
that's only good for a year from the install date. It flat
out runs out of cartoons after a year.
This year, there's seems to be no end to the fun you
can have on Anna Maria Island right up to January 1.
There's a mixture of parties, big and small, at res-
taurants, clubs and pubs that will surely please every-
one rowdy revelers and dignified dates alike.
Jay Crawford is almost always raunchy and fun
- but this year he's gone Rotten. He's bringing in the
new year at Rotten Ralph's.


At the Back Bay Steakhouse, Connie and Dave are
out of retirement again for the New Year's Eve
party event.
For a quieter affair, Doug Heale entertains regu-
larly at Ches's a perfect pasta accompaniment.
For a rockin' New Year's Eve, catch the party at
the Dry Dock with Winter's Ghost or there's party
aplenty at Turtle's Nightclub with Fat Cat (not Jon
Kent, the band). Rockin' Romy will be partying with
the Key West Willy's crowd.
Brian Beebe is on the bill at Nicki's West 59th
Restaurant along with dinner, champagne and flaming
banana's foster.
There's a big, big party on Longboat Key at the
Buccaneer where two dance floors and two party rooms
kick off with Big Mama & Eddie entertaining the 7
p.m. seating, followed up by Jack Darvill and "Jazz
Time," for the next seating group.
Islander Rich Kendall, man of a thousand songs, is
entertaining at Down the Hatch, the halfway-to-town
restaurant and lounge on the Palma Sola Causeway.
Reid Frost will put frosting on the new year at D.Coy
Ducks while up at Eddie B's, Larry Rich will enrich the
last evening of the year from his piano bar.
The party at the Beach House restaurant promises
the best finale with fireworks over the Gulf.
Tropicats play 'til 10 p.m. when Nu-Soul takes over all
leading up to Jim Taylor's pyrotechnic display shot
from a barge anchored just off shore.
That's the live action but there's plenty more hap-
pening in the way of special dinners and celebrations
- probably at your favorite spot.
A real favorite for me would be take-out food,
something from Harry's gourmet take-out perhaps, and
a video. Maybe I could find all the Thin Man movies
and have a homemade film festival. William Powell,
Myma Loy and Asta play well in my living room.
This was a great series. Beginning in 1934 with
Dashiell Hammett's murder mystery, five episodes
were filmed every two or three years ending in 1947.


The Thin Man was followed by After the Thin Man,
Another Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home and
Song of the Thin Man.
Nick and Nora Charles, Powell and Loy, were a
perfectly happy, sophisticated couple whose marriage
never stood in the way of fun and detective capers.
The blithe carefree couple carried on infallible byplay
aided by their dog Asta who became a star in his own
right. And the mysteries were top notch who-dun-its.
The sets were extraordinary views into the lives of
the rich and famous in the late 1930s and '40s. The
Charles' New York apartments (they lived in different
places in each movie without explanation) featured
designer elaborate interiors and modem conveniences
beyond the present imagination.
Great stuff.
One New Year's Eve one of the TV movie chan-
nels played all the Thin Man's back to back and I du-
tifully taped them all. Alas, they were taped in the Beta
format and that VCR bit the dust so they do me no good
on my VHS VCR.
I hope I can get to the video store before everyone
reads this.

Pass the keys, friend
An old friend from Cortez died and he was the
apparent cause of the accident last week that took his
life and resulted in the death of another man and his
six-year-old daughter.
Also, apparently, the accident was the result of
drinking and driving.
It's a tragic event just before Christmas.
It serves as this season's grim reminder that drink-
ing and driving do not mix.
While parties and drinking seem to be prevalent
during the holiday, so are friends who don't imbibe
who are often willing to do the driving.
So often you see people insist on driving when they
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STIR-IT-UP, FROM PAGE 16


obviously should not and all the while they protest
offers of assistance. Scientists should study this situa-
tion and determine what part of the brain takes over in
these instances. Then the antidote could be concocted
as a tasty addition to "one more for the road."
Try to remember if you over-party that driv-
ing the car is not connected to your self-esteem. It's not
that important. And it could make your life miserable.
After all, none of us intends to have an accident.
Getting home safely without endangering the lives
of others is much more important.
Pass off those keys to the bartender or a sober
friend and enjoy the privilege of being "driven."

No free ride
We couldn't find anyone participating in what's
commonly called "care cab." The free taxi service is
usually sponsored by a hospital but not in Manatee
County.
However, if you overindulge in Sarasota, Yellow
Cabs of Sarasota and Sarasota Memorial Hospital of-
fer a safe ride home from local bars, restaurants or par-
ties.
Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
A taxi company in Bradenton that used to partici-
pate in care cab service said they didn't extend the of-
fer to Anna Maria Island anyway. They said all too
often when they arrived at a call, friends had already
taken them home.

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While that must be disappointing to the driver,
that's good for the friends.
There are two taxi services on Anna Maria Island.
Sunshine Cab and Island Taxi offer a great alternative
to driving especially for trips to the airport. Do you
know anyone else who willingly, ungrudgingly makes
the please-just-drop-me-off or please-be-there-to-pick-
me-up airport trip?
In Montego Bay, Jamaica, taxis are everywhere.
(Car rentals are very expensive.) It seems cars are a
treasured commodity and most Jamaicans lucky
enough to own transportation, hire out.
The restaurants offer an accommodating taxi service
to visitors at resorts and hotels. They send a free cab to
pick you up and you only need to pay for the ride home.
In the mixture of jaunty Jamaican drivers, fast traffic,
round-abouts and left-hand driving an escort is most wel-
come. The driver gets a nice tip for the "free" ride, the
restaurant gets grateful customers and every one is happy.
No problem, mon.

All I want for Christmas ...
A fax came in last week announcing the upcoming
Van Wezel performance of Gregg Allman. It says, "All
I want for Christmas is ... An evening with Gregg
Allman, Dec. 26."
I guess that if you get tickets, then the Christmas wish
will come true. He'll be performing with American Blues
Revival, his son Devon's band. Should be a nice debut for
the kid who lived on Anna Maria with his dad for a short
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be a great one.
How this Christmas quiz of well-known songs came
to us is a mystery, but we'll leave you to fill in the blanks
on your own. If you are hopelessly lost for the answers,
Janice Dingman, The Islander Bystander's bookkeeper
and classified ad manager is the only one at the newspa-
per with all the correct answers. A+ for Dingman.

Final exam -
Christmas Carols 101
1. Quadruped with Crimson Proboscis
2. Eight P.M. to Six A.M. Without Noise
3. Minuscule Hamlet in the Near East.
4. Adorn the Vestibule
5. Exuberance Directed to the Planet
6. Listen, Aerial Sprits Announcing
7. Trio of Monarchs
8. Yonder in the Hay Rack
9. Assemble, Everyone Who Believes
10. Hallowed Post Meridian
11. Fantasia of a Colorless December 25
12. Tin Tinnibulations
13. A Dozen Twenty-four Hour Yule Periods
14. Befell During the Transparent Bewitching Hour
15. Homo sapien of Crystallized Vapor
16. Desire a Pair of Incisors on December 25
17. I Spied My Maternal Parent Osculating
18. Perambulating Through a December Solstice
Fantasy.

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Santa's visit
Wonder of wonders Santa is here, and up on the roof is that his reindeer? Yes, Santa says, they're making so
much noise, excited to bring presents to good girls and boys. Oh, we are, the children at school said, we've
tried to do right. Then Happy Holidays to all and I see you tonight!


Joy Courtney
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Round as a 'bowl full of jelly'
Santa's waistline was of concern to Anna Maria
Elementary's kindergarten and First grade classes
during their presentation of "Shape'n' Up Santa." It
seems Santa got stuck in a chimney last Christmas so
the elves wanted him to diet. The Domino's Pizza
man pointed out that Santa had gotten stuck in only
one chimney out of trillions, so a diet wasn't neces-
sary! Santa and the elves celebrated by not letting
the pizza go to waste.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 12, theft of bicycle, 9807 Gulf Drive,
Islander's Market.
Dec. 13, domestic disturbance, 200 block of Palm
Avenue. A couple was engaged in a verbal argument
but no violence took place, said the report.
Dec. 16, burglary, 200 block of Tarpon. The com-
plainant reported a person unknown entered the stor-
age room and removed items.
Dec. 17, domestic disturbance, 300 block of
North Shore Drive. The complainant reported the sus-
pect was being violent and broke several items in the
residence. The deputy advised her to get an injunction
for protection.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 13, criminal mischief, 300 block of 22nd
Street. The complainant reported a person unknown hit
his vehicle causing $250 in damages.
Dec. 14, warrant arrest, information on battery,
100 block of Fourth Street South. The complainant re-
ported he was involved in fight with the suspect and
an unknown person. The complainant was too intoxi-
cated to sign a complaint, said the report. A check on
the suspect showed a warrant for violation of parole for
DWLS and he was placed in custody.
Dec. 14, battery on a law enforcement officer,
resisting with violence, possession of marijuana less
than 20 grams, violation of parole, 100 block of Fourth
Street South. The officer was called to the scene in ref-
erence to a fight (see above report) and attempted to


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detain one suspect he believed was involved in the
fight.
The suspect ran, the officer grabbed him by the
shirt and he pushed the officer and ran again. The of-
ficer chased him and tackled him and he tried to push
the officer away. The officer handcuffed him, placed
him in custody and searched him, finding three bags
containing 15 grams of what tested positive as mari-
juana.
The officer ran a check on a second suspect he
believed was involved in the fight and it showed a
warrant from Hillsborough County for violation of
parole on two counts of battery on a law enforcement
officer and two counts of resisting with violence. He
was placed in custody.
Dec. 14, grand theft, 200 block of Bay Drive
North. The complainant reported a person unknown
removed his remote control boat valued at $1,000.
Dec. 14, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed a pair of rollerblades
and pads and a purse containing identification, credit
cards, a pair of glasses valued at $200, $75 in cash,
make-up and an ashtray containing quarters.
Dec. 15, aggravated domestic battery, 100 block
of Seventh Street South. The officer met with the vic-
tim at Blake Medical Center emergency room. She said
she and the suspect had an argument and he became
violent and threw her to the floor, causing her to dis-
locate her right elbow. She said the suspect then got on
top of her and began choking her, leaving deep red
marks around her throat. The officer noted she also had
a black eye. The suspect was placed in custody.
Dec. 15, animal, Fifth Street South and Bay Drive
South. The victim was walking when a dog got through
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the call.
Dec. 17, burglary, 2218 Gulf Drive North, Sand
Pebble Resort. A person unknown used a car antenna
to unlock a window, entered the residence and removed
a handbag valued at $150 and containing sunglasses
valued at $120, a wallet valued at $5, bank and credit
cards, lipsticks valued at $7 and personal checks.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 13, code violation, 5318 Marina Drive,
Peaches restaurant. The complainant reported there
was a table set up outside the restaurant. The code en-
forcement officer advised the owner that the new ordi-
nance permitting outdoor dining won't take effect un-
til next month.
Dec. 13, theft of a bicycle valued at $400, 300
block of 63rd Street.
Dec. 14, noise, 200 block of South Harbor Drive.
The complainant reported loud noise from a yard ser-
vice. The officer advised the employees that they were
working too early on the weekend according to city
ordinance.
Dec. 14, noise, 500 block of 56th Street. The
complainant reported loud music coming from a resi-
dence across the canal. The officer noted the music was
not in violation of the city's noise ordinance but the
sound was carrying across the water. He said he would
ask the residents to close the windows or turn it down
as a service to the complainant.
Dec. 14, suspicious, 2900 block of Avenue E. The
complainant reported three juveniles lying in the road.
The officer advised the juveniles to get out of the road
and they complied.
Dec. 14, lost property a wallet, 7000 block of
Holmes Boulevard.
Dec. 14, suspicious persons, 600 block of Dundee
Lane. The complainant reported four subjects shining
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spot lights on people's boats and houses. The officer
located the subjects, who were fishing, and advised
them they were bothering residents. They left the area.
Dec. 15, noise, 200 block of 68th Street. The
complainant reported noise from a loud party and the
officer advised the residents to keep the noise down.
Dec. 15, suspicious person, 6800 block of Palm
Drive. The complainant reported a subject wearing
pajamas was in her backyard. She questioned the sub-
ject and he could not remember his name or where he
was. The officer located the subject, contacted his
daughter, transported him home and advised the daugh-
ter to contact HRS.
Dec. 15, found property, 2900 block of Avenue
C. The complainant found a gas can containing gas sit-
ting in a vacant lot next to her property. The officer
removed it.
Dec. 15, warrant, 2800 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer stopped the subject for having a faulty headlight
on his vehicle. A check of the subject showed a war-
rant for violation of parole and he was placed in cus-
tody.
Dec. 16, traffic, 38th Street and Gulf Drive. The
officer stopped the subject for reckless driving and no
tail light and found he had an expired motorcycle en-
dorsement. He also had a passenger in violation of the


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motorcycle permit, said the report. He was issued a
citation.
Dec. 17, traffic, 3400 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer stopped the subject for having a burned out
headlight and found he had no valid driver's license.
He was issued a written warning and a citation and
given a ride home.
Dec. 17, theft of a bicycle valued at $250, 4000
block of Gulf Drive.
Dec. 17, animal, 7100 block of Marina Drive. The
complainant reported a large dog jumped at her. The
officer located the dog, which he recognized, and re-
turned it to its yard. As he was preparing to leave, the
dog jumped the fence. The officer took the dog to its
owner's place of employment and warned him about it
running at large.
Dec. 18, suspicious person, 3909 East Bay Drive,
Anna Maria Square. The complainant reported a per-
son unknown entered the building after hours and re-
arranged the names in the directory.
Dec. 18, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown removed her purse con-
taining a driver's license, credit cards, $140 in cash,
tickets to Cypress Gardens, a checkbook and a case for
eyeglasses. The officer found the purse, with all its
contents intact except the cash, in a garbage can at the
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Dec. 19, noise, 100 block of 51st Street. The com-
plainant reported a construction crew was working at
6:40 a.m. The officer advised them not to begin work
until 7 a.m. as per city ordinance.
Dec. 19, suspicious, 4200 block of Sixth Avenue.
The officer responded to a report of illegal dumping
and found grass and tree cuttings in the lot. The prop-
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Mote boat tours start just in time for holidays


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Less than 24 hours after receiving final permission
from the Sarasota City Commission, Mote Marine
Laboratory began service of the Sarasota Bay Explorer
- Sarasota Bay's newest attraction.
The 46-passenger, U.S. Coast Guard-certified
sightseeing vessel offers daily tours of Sarasota and
Roberts bays. Mote spokesperson Virginia Haley said
Mote's boat tours are a natural extension of its
aquarium experience.
Operating out of an existing dock at the Mote fa-
cility at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Mote volun-
teers and a naturalist will be aboard every cruise. The
volunteers and naturalist will share knowledge of local
waters and sea life, along with historical tidbits, with
passengers.
Passengers will also have the opportunity to ex-
plore the bay's seagrass flats, walk an uninhabited is-
land in Roberts Bay and discover the bird and sea life
of Sarasota Bay.
The two-hour cruises will run seven days a week,
with departures at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Ticket prices are $28 for adults, $22 for children 4 to
17 and children under four are free.
Tickets also include full admission to the Mote
Aquarium. For reservations, group rates and more in-
formation, call 388-4200.

Renourishment costs
The Tampa Tribune pointed out recently that Flo-
ridians have spent close to $500 million on often-futile
attempts to rebuild our beaches in the past 30 years.
"The surest and cheapest way to deal with beach
erosion," the Tribune wrote in an editorial, "is to pre-
vent intense development on barrier islands, and in
particular to prohibit or great curtail construction in
erosion-prone areas, but Florida and Washington have
been reluctant to do this."
Dr. David Aubry, senior scientist in the geology
and geophysics department at the Woods Hole Oceano-
graphic Institution, points out that policy makers
should develop a "sand budget" for beaches, deciding
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rather than simply condos and parking lots at the wa-
ters edge will be much easier to maintain.
Ensuring healthy shorelines, Aubry says, also
means safeguarding rivers and marshes and their rich
supply of sediments. "You don't want to shut off the
sustenance of beaches," the scientist continues in the
Tribune. "And when we put up seawalls, groins and
jetties, we interfere with the ability of adjacent coasts
to weather future [storm] events."
The Tribune goes on to point that this relatively
new thinking can be seen in communities like Seaside
in the Florida Panhandle. When Hurricane Opal
smacked the Panhandle last year, heavy destruction
was everywhere except at Seaside, where the dune
system protected the community.

Weather watch
Here's a few quotes from the most recent edition
of The Old Farmer's Almanac for Florida weather.
"The period from November through March is ex-
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through March is expected to be somewhat drier than
normal, with above-normal sunshine. Snow and ice may
occur unusually far south in early to mid-February."
If last week's shivering was any indication, the
book is proving to be accurate. Now how do they pre-
dict that stuff?
By the way, according to the Almanac, "Summer
will be very warm."
See you next week.

Songs at sailing
squadron
The Sarasota Friends of Florida Folk will
present "The Best of the Sailing Squadron" on
Monday, Dec. 30, at the Sarasota Sailing
Squadron located on City Island.
An open mike for singers will be available
at 7:30 p.m. with the featured act following at
8:30 p.m.
To locate the squadron on City Island, fol-
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to the end of the road and the Sailing Squad-
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Grabbin'
grouper
Capt. Glenn Corder of
the Zulu Mama and
Louise Felten of Milwau-
kee are happy about some
of the black grouper they
caught in 38feet of
water. Corder said the
action was wild and
grouper fishing should
stay real good prior to
the next cold front.


Believe it or not again
In a slight editing lapse last week a picture and
cutline did not mesh. We'll try it again: Dylan and
Danielle Parmenter can't believe their dad Danny
caught this 44-inch cobia at the end of 31st Street in
Holmes Beach. Dad can't believe he caught it on 8-
pound test line.

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Dips Ice Cream 4-0
A-Paradise Realty 2-3
Bridge Street Pier & Cafe 2-2
Joe's Eats & Sweets 2-2
Westbay Athletic Club 1-4


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Christie's Plumbing 4-1
Hair Motions 5-1
Island Real Estate 4-2
Debellevue Dragons 3-2
Air & Energy 1-4
Beach House 0-6
Dowling Park 0-6

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Hands-on science museum
offers special
holiday prices
The Gulf Coast World of Science, Inc., is offering
a holiday special to thank the community for its con-
tinued support.
Through Tuesday, Dec. 31, children will be admit-
ted free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult.
The museum is a not-for-profit organization lo-
cated at 8251 15th St. E., Sarasota, in the Airport Mall.
It was founded to provide new opportunities for chil-
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Crumbs


Wit and wisdom m b-y nartie __
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The Whirligig
Christmas Tree
As the Cracker was transferred about the coun-
try during his FBI Agent glory days he, on occasion,
planted a live, blue spruce Christmas tree wherever
he was living at Christmas time. One such tree still
grows in Marietta, Ohio, and another in Athens,
Ohio, or did so at last accounting.
Eventually, after his transfer back to FBI head-
quarters in Washington, D.C., he bought a home in
the Maryland suburbs. How nice it would be, he
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Knowing a good deal when he saw one, and
knowing that the Cracker had this Ridgerunner over
a barrel, he drew a hard bargain for five of the trees
at two bucks apiece.
The tree seller explained that since the tree roots
had been recently disturbed when dug up from his
tree farm, it was best to replant the tree while still in
the burlap bag tightly pinned about the root ball with
16-penny nails.
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The Cracker carefully followed the instructions
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then sat back to enjoy the beauty of his windfall as
a light snow decorated the trees on Christmas Eve.
Things went well until late February when the
Cracker noticed that one of his prized evergreens
was slowly pinwheeling in the wind like some lawn
whirligig.
He was flabbergasted. Upon close inspection, he
determined that none of the trees had any roots. The
trees were all left over, cut Christmas trees recycled
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that a local firm was selling artificial Christmas trees
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NEW ON THE LIBRARY SHELF


'House of Smoke'
by J. F. Freedman
This complicated tale of a female detective is writ-
ten by a man who does not quite understand the female
psyche. Both his heroine and her nemesis, Mrs. Sparks,
are self absorbed, promiscuous and prone to ill advised
actions. Not a pretty story but Freedman does keep the
action moving along.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'The Brimstone Wedding'
by Ruth Rendell
writing as Barbara Vine
The British grande dame of psychological myster-
ies writes this time of the temporary insanity called
love. Both Stella Newland, a graceful terminal patient,
and Genevieve Warner, her empathetic caretaker, have
stories to tell of affairs that affect their judgment and
change their lives. Ms. Rendell's suspenseful writing
teases and cajoles you into continuing to the satisfying
ending.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge


'That Camden Summer'
by LaVyrle Spencer
It was early 20th century when the newly invented
motor cars were only driven by men and divorce was
an unspeakably scandalous state. Roberta Jewett re-
turns to her hometown of Camden, Maine, where her
divorce and her free thinking ways set the town talk-
ing. Some of the townsfolk learn to surrender their
prejudices, some get a severe comeuppance. The chil-
dren thoroughly enjoy Roberta's hospitality. An easy
reading, enjoyable story whose moral can apply even
today.
Reviewed by Bette Kissick

'Privileged Conversation'
by Evan Hunter
Mr. Hunter, also known as Ed McBain of the 87th
Precinct novels, writes a dark romance/mystery about
a middle-aged married psychiatrist's involvement with
a twenty-something dancer. When she is stalked by an
increasingly threatening stranger, the neurotic affair
intensifies. The ending left loose ends unresolved and,
as happens increasingly in modern books, the writing
is more explicit than necessary.
Reviewed by Carol Sandidge

'Longitude' by Dana Sobel
This non-fiction book tells the story of the per-


sistence of one man, John Harrison. Incredibly, in
1714 there did not exist a way to measure longitude
at sea. So sailors frequently were off course as soon
as they lost sight of land. England's Parliament of-
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the person who could solve this scientific riddle.
Harrison devised a clock that could keep precise
time and became the modern marine chronometer. It
took him years and the device permitted Great
Britain's navy to become the ruler of the seas and of
lands far beyond England's tiny borders. A fascinat-
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Reviewed by Philip Connolly

'One For The Money,
Two For The Dough'
by Janet Evanovich
Starting a new mystery series challenges the
writer to come up with something fresh. Ms.
Evanovich's novice bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum,
certainly fits the bill.
This offbeat New Jersey girl, gets herself into
laughing-out-loud situations as she tries to balance
her new craft, her nagging family, the cops and the
crooks. The blunt language so prevalent in modern
books may turn some readers off but the humor and
creativity more than make up for it. A fresh new
voice on the mystery scene.
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Island property sales
1107 Gulf Dr. N, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1,202 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcp duplex built in 1947 on a 5,373
sf lot, was sold 11/25/96, Fortino to Stork, for $117,000;
list unknown.
3601 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 206 D Sandy
Pointe IV, an elevated 1,048 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built
in 1988, was sold 11/27/96, Singh to Lewis, for $95,000;
list $98,900.
3708 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 1 Island Paradise, an
elevated, Gulffront, 1,147 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1991, was sold 11/27/96, Resas to Maurio, for $250,000;

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JUST LISTED!!!
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just $225,000.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986


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


list $319-299-289,000.
421 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a ground-level 819 sfla
2bed/2bath home built in 1902 and 1960 on two lots mea-
suring 52x145 each, was sold 11/27/96, Beaver to
Bennett, for $145,000; list $250-225-219-188,000.
604 Gladstone, Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 1,330 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in 1971
on an 87x115 lot, was sold 11/26/96, Graham to Scoggins,
for $215,000; list $229,000.
604 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a ground-level,
canalfront four-plex (2 buildings), 2,592 sfla, two units w/
2bed/lbath, two units w/lbed/lbath, built in 1954 on a







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sq. ft. Unusual home on serene Anna Maria canal. Call
Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner.
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many uses, central Island location. Ask for Yvonne Higgins.
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BEAUTIFUL VIEWS of the bay. Dock on sailboat
water. 3BR/3B, great room, elevated living area with
game room below. 2-car garage. Built with concrete
pilings and break away walls. $289,500. Nancy
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DISTINGUISHED KEY ROYALE RESIDENCE
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living. 3BR/3B, pool, dock and davit. $350,000.
Traute Winsor, 727-7074. R18284
GORGEOUS VIEW OF ICW. 2BR/2B 1st floor cor-
ner unit. Many quality upgrades including electric
storm shutters. Tennis, heated pool and spa.
$155,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C15381
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dence with panoramic views. 3BR/3B home, fireplace
in great room, 55' wraparound deck. 118' +/- on the
Gulf. $795,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. #68328
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Duplex plus
lot. 2BR/2B and 2BR/1B. Gulf-side, short walk to
beach. Zoned C-2. $390,000. Anne Miller, 792-
6475. D15844


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72x150 lot, was sold 11/27/96, Cannon to Reeves, for
$320,000; list $349,000.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 18C Imperial
House of Bradenton Beach, a 754 sfla 2bed/lbath condo
built in 1969, was sold 11/25/96, Miller to Anderson, for
$65,000; list $75,000.
611 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, D16 Imperial
House of Bradenton Beach, a ground-level 754 sfla 2bed/
bath condo built in 1969, was sold 11/26, Salmon to
Matos, for $68,000; list $78,000.
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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 26


2104-2106 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach, a four-plex
(two bldgs) of 4bed/4bath with 2,640 sfla, built in 1975
(ground level) on a 100x100 lot (two platted lots), was
sold 12/3/96, Cox to Wilmore, for $225,000; list
$249,000.
2206 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level du-
plex of 1,166 sfla built in 1940 on a 50x100 plus lot, was
sold to the Florida State Internal Improvement Trust Fund
for $52,000; list unknown.
2306 Canasta Dr., Bradenton Beach, a bayfront estate
of a 2bed/lbath 1050 sfla home, detached garage and
waterworks building, built in 1944 on a 100x180 lot, was
sold 11/27/96, Stahl to Kloack, for $240,000; list $295-
270,000.
2306 Canasta Dr., Bradenton Beach, a bayfront estate
of three old bldgs built in 1944 on a 100x180 lot, was sold



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M#17902.2BR/2BA,
Top floor, view of
wetlands and bay.
$99,900.


Smuggler's
Landing
M#7307 2BR/2BA.
Friendly area, kids
and pets welcome.
40' dock on sailboat
water. $130,000.


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* Key Royale, 3BR $3300 mo
* 2BR/2BA, Sarasota $2000 mo
* 2BR/1 BA, Beachview $1600 mo
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Smugglers Landing
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* 3BR/2BA, Brd. House $900 mo Julie Gilstrap
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12/2/96, Kloack to Perryman & Meilner, for $244,000; list
unknown.
3607 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 107 Sandy Pointe
II, a second floor 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp condo built in
1996, was sold 11/21/96, Florida Homebuyers Insurance
to Kryszczuk, for $87,500; list $99,900.


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3607 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 202 Sandy Pointe
II, a third floor 1,150 sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp condo built in
1996, was sold 11/21/96, Florida Homebuyers Insurance
to Kelly, for $109,500; list $109,500.
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CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA home with
clear views of the Skyway, city pier and pristine nature.
$329,000. #DY13518.
TIFFANY 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, elevator. $185,000. #TDY15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000. 2BR/2BA, lushly landscaped backyard,
enclosed lanai, garage, potential for duplex. #TDY18162.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, heated pool, private beach, de-
sirable location. $1,895,000. #TDY16859.
PALMA SOLA *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000. 1/2 block to Bay. 3BR/2BA, 2-car ga-
rage, caged pool, large lot. Citrus, quiet street. #TDY17901.
SANDY POINTE Beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA unit in bayfront
complex. $93,900. #TDY18420.
NEW LISTING *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$190,000 $230,000. Bayfront elevated home with protected
inlet. #TDY18532.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427


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NEW LISTING Anna Maria/Holmes Beach, west
of Gulf Drive. 2BR/1.5BA, parquet floors, paneled
walls, crown molding, shuffleboard court, banana
and grapefruit trees, fireplace, garage plus room
for a second garage. $279,000. #KS18867


BAYFRONT TRIPLEX Direct bayfront with private dock. Beach just steps away. Tucked away on a cul-de-sac. Tropical set-
ting with breathtaking panoramic views from the balcony overlooking Intracoastal Waterway. $349,000. #18808. Call Carol
Heinze eves. 778-7246.
BREATHTAKING VIEW! Sit in the living room or on the deck and enjoy magnificent Gulf views! 3BR/2BA, vaulted
ceilings, large garage and storage area. Seller will entertain offers between $300,000 $370,000. #18980. Call Carol
Heinze eves. 778-7246.
NEW LISTING Beautiful large open 3BR/2BA home with loft and just steps to beach. This home has spectacular views
from upstairs master bedroom and lanai area. Good family home and great rental for investor. Seller will entertain of-
fers between $330,000 $410,000. #18944. Call Debbie Thrasher eves. 778-3395.
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BAY BELLA VISTA
Unique 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished townhouse with bay views
and boat dock. Includes microwave, ice maker, fireplace, overhead
fans and intercom. Great location in area of single family homes
and Catholic Church. $159,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
SOUTH BRADENTON BARGAIN Neat as a pin 3BR/2BA
corner home located across the street from expensive bayfront
properties. Fruit trees, new refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer
are just some of the features boat slip available. $95,000. Ken
Rickett 778-3026.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING Situated in the center
of Holmes Beach. Uniquely designed to be subdivided into as
many as five independent offices. Five air conditioning units and
five meters. Shown by appointment. Stan Williams 778-4800.
THIS ONE HAS IT ALL! Direct Gulffront view from across
street. 100 ft. to beaches has Bay view as well. Boat dock,
tennis, spa and pool. Turnkey furnished. Great rental history.
$140,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
WATERWAY PENTHOUSE This 3BR/3BA top floor unit
in The Waterway condos offers expansive views of Palma Sola
Bay. The upgraded complex has heated pool, tennis court,
workout room, billiard room and boat docks. Great location!
Asking $159,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.


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CARDIO GLIDE Aerobic Rider exercise machine.
$100 OBO. Call 778-5923.

GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.

WANTED USED PRESSURE WASHER 5 to 11
horsepower preferred. Call 371-8006.

KING BED, headboard, triple dresser, double
dresser, pair of end tables and pair of lamps $200..
Also separate end tables large and small. 778-2896.

FUJI RACING BIKE, small frame. $50. Bang &
Olufsen stereo: Beocenter 7000 includes tuner, turn-
table & cassette player $600. 778-1102.


LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop end of year clear-
ance. Sat. & Mon., 9:30 3:30. Premises of Longboat
Island Chapel, 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.


FULL GOSPEL CHURCH Harvest Chapel Christian
Fellowship being formed now in Northwest
Bradenton. For organizational meeting and start date
call 778-7999.


DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS
778-2261
1-800-422-6325

iThe Best Just Got Better!
Cldwelt Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc. Call anytime for a consultation.
605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach


JUILIE McCLURE

SC sEstate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
1Property
Appraisals

Consultations

My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of sales
means I can offer you a qualified service to help
in the disposition of your fine antiques, art, and
household furnishings. I will be happy to send
you a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


Christmas ...
how gentle it comes.
May your holiday be
blessed with love and lasting
joy ... Merry Christmas to you
and your loved ones.


7 As
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We. ARE th. Island.-
9805 Gulf Dre PO Box 835 Anna Maa. Flarda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman.
8-week classes begin Jan. 13. Beginning and inter-
mediate level, morning and evening classes. Call
778-3892 to enroll.

DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE led by Harmony
Feldman and Elaine Silver, Jan. 1. We welcome
those who wish to make a contribution to individual
and world peace in 1997. Call 778-3892.

ARNOLD RUMPH TH. M. Creation Therapy instruc-
tion, temperament analysis profile administrator and
Christian counselor to individuals, couples and fami-
lies. 794-0567 for appointment.

"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories
and newspaper columns guaranteed to delight new-
comers, visitors and oldtimers too, by original Florida
Cracker, Gib Bergquist. This book makes a great gift.
Available for $19.95 at The Islander Bystander, 5404
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-7978

REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive,, Holmes Beach.


n REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


Anna Maria Canalfront Home By Owner


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!
2BR/2BA Island get-a-way on the north end of Anna Maria.
Walk to Bean Point and the Rod & Reel Pier. Lush tropical
landscaping surrounds this lovely home. Easy to see! Offered
at just $477,500. Reduced to $172,500.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.
"Wishing All of You a Picture Perfect Holiday."

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Glf Drive P Box 717 Ana Maria. FL34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


VISITOR INFORMATION: "Insider's Guide to
Bradenton & Sarasota" is on sale at The Islander
Bystander. This guide offers more than 400 pages of
information everything you need to know to enjoy
the two-county area. Retail price $14.95, discounted
33% only at the newspaper office. You pay only $10
plus tax at The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach. 778-7978


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

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

WENDY'S TLC PET CARE SERVICE. Just call
778-9289.

FREE KITTENS just in time for Christmas.
Variegated tabby kittens. Call 778-0934.


'72 OLDSMOBILE, one family owners. $500. Call
778-2896.


BY OWNER DEEP CANAL








Light, bright, airy waterfront home in beautiful Key
Royale. Ready to move into at 606 Gladstone Lane,
Holmes Beach. 3BR/2BA, 2,194 sq. ft. newer air condi-
tioning, large kitchen with canal view. 319 sq. ft. screen
or window enclosed porch overlooks canal, newer boat
dock and lift with electricity and water. 536 sq. ft. 2-car
garage. Newer double-pane windows, carpeting and
ceramic tile throughout. Inside laundry room. $269,000.
PLEASE CALL GLENN BLACK, 778-4880 FOR APPT.


Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


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A gift subscription to The Islander Bystander is the perfect
way to stay in touch with special friends. We provide a
colorful gift card to meet for Christmas or other occasions
announcing you as the giver. Now you don't have to worry
about shopping for that special person to enjoy. Just give us a
call at (941) 778-7978 or stop by our office in the
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OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE
224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open and airy,
great room/living room with wood burning fireplace 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 $369,000 Please call 778-0217.


SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!
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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
1985 SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.
WANTED FIBERGLASS sailing dinghy, 6' 9'
length. Call 778-2832.


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.
PART TIME Would you like to help an older adult
with housekeeping, meals, transportation? Flexible
schedule, competitive wages. Call Just Like Family,
Mon. Fri., 8:30 am 4 pm. 739-1626.
CLEANING LIGHT YARD WORK and mainte-
nance 20 25 hours per week including Sundays
and holidays. Call Haley's Motel at 778-5405.
NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS Apply in person af-
ter 4 pm to Crown & Thistle British Pub & Restaurant,
2519 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.


CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? 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.


PIZZA AND DELI for sale. Island location. Excellent
business opportunity. Phone 778-8472.
RESTAURANT FOR SALE 94 seat Bradenton
restaurant. Excellent location. Forced to sell due
to health reasons. Call 778-8472.
INVESTORS WANTED for kids television show.
Main character is on major networks nationwide
every Saturday. (941) 758-2331.
FIND GREAT DEALS ... and everything else in
The Islander Bystander. 778-7978


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
responsible. Excellent references. Call Edward
778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app.,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"THE PERFECTIONIST" cleaning with perfec-
tion! Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at
778-0064.
GENERAL CLEANING & REPAIRS Apartments,
condos, homes, rentals. Weekly, monthly, hourly or
one time. Dependable Island residents. Trustworthy,
references. 779-2057.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.


Merry Cbristmas to aff our
Loving Frienbs and Trusting Clients.

How To PAINT JOY
By Linda Green
BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED. Grow A
BIG Poem. Sing In loud colors. HUG TREES.
BELIEVE IN EVERYTHING, (ESPECIALLY AMAZING).
Laugh a lot. Keep a look out for ANGELS disguised
as people, (you'll find them everywhere). GIGGLE
WITH CHILDREN. LEARN To WATCH SNAILS (AND
SAILS). Listen to Old People. Give MONEY Away.
TALK TO STRAY CATS. MAKE YES YOUR FAVORITE
WORD. Bless who you really ARE. TASTE ALL
THE FLAVORS of MUSIC Do a nice thing for
someone you don't like (but don't tell anyone). TAKE A
WALK AT SUNRISE IN YOUR PAJAMAS. Listen
carefully when you hear the MASTER ARTIST
whispering to your heart. CELEBRATE DELICIOUS
SANDCASTLES WITH STRAWBERRIES &
CHOCOLATE. Please Feed The Animals (they
didn't put up the signs) DO BELIEVE IN MAGIC ~
DANCE (ALONE) IN THE MOONLIGHT --fill up a
bucket with the glow! Know that you're always on
your way to some kind of MIRACLE---look for the
signpost up ahead that reads "Masterpiece"!


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COQUINA MOORINGS Exceptional BAYFRONT DUPLEX With fabulous
top floor unit with spectacular views of view, spacious floor plans and a short
bay and Gulf. Upgraded appliances, 2 walk to the beach. Turnkey furnished.
balconies and spacious floor plan. 2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large deep
Pool, deep water dockage and across water dock. Offered at $389,000. Call
from wide sandy beach. Offered at Dave Moynihan eves. 778-7976.
$199,900. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-1751.


ISLANU HIRIUtN Lt Spacious 5tu/
2.5BA Island residence on a double lot
with lush tropical landscaping and a
short walk to prime beach. $179,000.
Call David Moynihan 778-7976.


IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA totally
upgraded unit. New carpet, breakfast bar,
walk-in shower, low maintenance fees.
Priced at $92,500. Call Ed Oliveira at
778-1751.


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'Commercial Residential Free Estimates
and Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
LaWn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
SfService 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
S7781345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
SAND SATISFACTION

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

M WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Remodeling Specialists
Building Anna Maria since 1975
(941) 778-2993
ANNA MARIA


G.R. SULLIVAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Specialists in Hurricane Resistant
New Construction Remodeling Rennovation

25 Years Experience CL, Licensed & Insured
References 794-3260 Lic RR 0047996

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICE
Coastal Design Specialists
SCustom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience

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

Designed Refaced
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by REX B. SLIKER 77 7
10 Years of Local References 778-7399

SKimball
Construction
Company
LPS Qualified
STATE LIC. & INSURED Call 778-5354
CGC 058-092 Pager 506-6186


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* ADDITIONS
* RENOVATIONS
* KITCHENS BATHS
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ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399

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

DOCTORS FRANK & LISA LANZISERA, Chiro-
practors. Treatment for neck and low back pain,
headaches, sciatica, ruptured discs, fibromyalgia.
15 years experience. Free consultation, 794-3344.


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.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial,
Interior/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.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.

RELIABLE HANDYMAN Small jobs and odd jobs are
my specialty. Licensed and insured. Call Tom the
Handyman at (941) 761-8182.

HOME MAINTENANCE REPAIRS over 35 years
experience in all phases for residential, condos and
mobile homes. Small jobs preferred. Bill 778-2409.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.


FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA,
private lot and parking. Available Mar. & Apr. at
$1,300 mo. 778-2832.

ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, wood floors, newly
painted, one block to beach and bay. 203 2nd Street
N., Bradenton Beach. Available now. $500 mo. (813)
874-0973.

CHARMING 2BR GULFFRONT apartment. Walk to
shops, ground level, lovely furnished interior. Week/
month/season, no pets. (941) 778-3143.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal rental. Gorgeous,
totally remodeled canalfront with dock. Short 1 +
block walk to beach. 3BR/2BA with large, sunny
Florida room for entertaining. Five different fruit trees
in yard. (941) 688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.

SUNBOW BAY CONDO for rent 2BR/2BA. House
for rent 3BR/2BA pool, fenced, 2 lanais, just remod-
eled. Both for Dec. Jan. Call 792-1554.

FURNISHED ACROSS FROM BEACH 3BR/2BA for
January. North Beach Village, $2,200 mo. Excalibur
Realty, 792-5566.

BEACH HOUSE Anna Maria Island. Gulffront,
great view, 3BR/2BA, garage, furnished. Available
for Christmas, Jan., Feb., Apr., May, Jun. Week or
month. Call (813) 949-0104.

CHARMING 2BR/1BA apartment, washer/dryer
hook-up, super Holmes Beach location. Annual $625
mo. 778-0217.


SEASONAL 2BR/1 BA apartment. Nice and clean.
Walk to beach. Small pet OK with deposit. (941)
778-5057.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS Immaculate, nicely
furnished 1 and 2BR apartments. Week, month or
season. Stones throw to beach. Reasonable rates.
778-4368.

HOLMES BEACH APARTMENT just remodeled.
2BR/2BA, elevated, near beach and shopping. $650
mo. annual. 778-0217.

ANNA MARIA SEASHELL COTTAGE New Year
special. Available Dec. 28/Jan., Apr., May. Summer
rates. 2BR/2BA. '97 and '98. Call 778-4536, leave
message.

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 2BR, fully furnished
home conveniently located in quiet area. References
and interview required. 779-1215 Sally.




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WATERING RESTRICTIONS
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
> Lawn and landscape watering limited to two days a week.
>- Addresses ending in even numbers (or A M):Tues& Sat.
S>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N- Z): Wed & Sun.
>- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Irriga-
* tion with treated waste water allowed any time.)
S>- Car owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as
They use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
)- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors allowed for
ten minutes daily.
) Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, permitted any
day.
* Questions or comments? Call the Southwest Florida Water e
SManagement District (Swiftmud) toll-free: (800) 423-1476.



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CUTE AND COZY 1 BR/1BA turnkey furnished with
porch and deck. 1/2 duplex only $300 wk./$1,000
mo. Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.

CUTE 1BR, 200' to beach and bay. Available Dec.
25 Jan. 11 and February. Pet OK. $6b0 wk. Call
778-8571.

SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE: 3707 Gulf Dr.,
efficiency with pool across from Gulf $800 mo.; 3BR/
2BA large duplex, walking distance to beach $2,500
mo. or $800 wk.; 3BR/2BA canal home in Flamingo
Cay $2,200 mo; 3BR/2BA north end Anna Maria
$2,800 mo. or $900 wk. Many more available. Make
your reservations quickly! Call Prudential Florida
Realty, 5340 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL. at (800)
778-8448 or (941) 778-2055.

ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA canalfront home.
Screened porch, garage and washer/dryer. Pet
allowed. $1,200 mo. Call Mike Norman Realty
778-6696.

QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME directly across from
beach. 2 units available Dec. Apr. 2BR/1BA $1,500
mo., 1BR/1BA $1,100 mo. 778-8200.

LATE CANCELLATION Seasonal rentals now available
at Westbay Cove and Westbay Point and Moorings. 2BR/
2BA turkey units. Call Old Florida Realty at 778-3377.

NORTH HOLMES BEACH ground floor, turnkey,
2BR house, 100 yards to Gulf. Tropical setting. Sun
deck, large lanai with spa. Available Dec. 22, wk./
mo./seasonal. 778-5617.

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT fully equipped, 2BR/
2BA, charming interior, sun deck. No pets. Wk./mo./
season. 778-3143.


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by owner.
Priced at $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for appointment.
778-2629. Open house Sunday, Dec. 29, 11 -2. 235
'64th Street.



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CLASSIFIED

DEADLINE ,


NOON FRIDAY DEC 27
FOR ADS THAT WILL APPEAR IN THE JAN. 1
EDITION OF THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER.


OPEN HOUSE 1 -4 DAILY. Waterfront showplace,
1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under roof, 4BR/
4BA, cathedral ceiling, 7 person spa, boat dock. Will
consider offers below appraisal. Appraised at
$485,000. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. Broker/
owner 778-6155.

OWNER SELLING ELEVATED HOME in Anna
Maria City. 2BR/2BA, 2 living rooms, garage, work-
shop, storage, warranty. $197,000. Call 778-4543 to
view. Spacious.

FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA condo on Palma
Sola Bay. Deep water canal, dock & davits, seawall,
2 pools, clubhouse, tennis. $159,900. (941) 792-
7122 for appointment.

IRONWOOD CONDO 5th floor, on golf course. 1BR/
1.5BA, partly fumished. $55,000. By owner, 794-3687.

3BR/2BA GROUND FLOOR steps to beach, excel-
lent condition. 106 77th Street, Holmes Beach. Call
778-3267.

HOLMES BEACH 4-PLEX across from beach, 10
years new. Room for pool. $320,000. Terms. 778-0217.

BEAUTIFUL HOME ON one of Anna Maria's best
streets. 3BR/3BA Key West style with lots of great
features. $369,000 by owner. 778-0217.

ANNA MARIA BY OWNER price reduced. Lovely
2BR home on Lake LaVista. Pool, quiet cul-de-sac,
near beaches. Call 778-9107/

CONDO FOR SALE 1BR/1BA just 2 miles from
Bradenton Beach. Fresh paint/wall paper. Next to
patio/private, possible owner financing. $39,500. Call
(813) 877-5870 owner, leave message.


l EQUAL HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY

All real estate advertising herein is subject to
the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference, limitation or dis-
crimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or
intention to make any such preference, limita-
tion or discrimination." Familial status includes
children under age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowing accept any adver-
tising for real estate which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspaper are
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ED3 PAGE 32 0 DECEMBER 25, 1996 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


TAKING OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS

BY FRANCES HANSEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Madrid's Paseo
del--
6 Swagger
13 Modern dance
giant
19 Reading on the
Richter scale
20 Declaimed, as
"A Visit From St.
Nicholas"
21 Barrio resident
22 Start of a verse
25 Outdid
26 Introduction to
conservatism
27 Not the lowest
prices
28 Social reformer
Dorothea
29 Word with guard
or chard
31 Take steps
32 Ordertothe
"Ship of Stale"
36 like Atalanta
37 Its point is to
make holes
38 Swarthy
42 Yearn
43 Zoom
44 Matty or Moises
45 Chief Theban
deity
46 Part 2of the
verse
52 Writer Santha
SRama--
53 Plains Indian


54 Slickers
55 Word from a
fencer
56 Seat of an
empire?
58 1980 Oscar
winner
60 Theodor-
(Dr. Seuss)
61 Namethat
means
"heavenly"
63 Wild asses
65 "Passages"
writer Gail
68 Most like the
Magi
70 Joining forces
74 Thomas of TV
75 Tolkien
tree-men
76 11 has a Minor
parl
77 PBS benelat lor
78 Part 3 oflthe
verse
84 Cobbler's form
85 Rival of Scipio
86 lecuba's home
87 Mariposa lily
88 W.W. II landing
craft
89 Printers'widths
90 Letter opener?
92 Famous
Christian
94 Bee: Prefix
95 On the sordid
side
96 From Z
97 Rubble
100 Socks, e.g.
101 D'Oyly Carte
offering


106 End of the verse
110 New Jersey's
state tree
111 Engine fluid
112 She played
Anastasia in
"Anastasia"
113 Begets
114 Popular
Mouseketeer
115 Chart holder
DOWN
I Shore (up)
2 Zebras
3 Last of a Latin
trio
4 Fish also called
mahimahi
5 Source
6 Thin nail
7 Padre. for short
8 It's not
returnable
9 Barbarinoon
"Welcome Back.
Kotter"
10 Certify
II )eejay's disks
12 llarem room
13 Group in robes
14 "Nick of Time"
Grammy winner
15 Girl lead-in
16 Sound setup
17 Indigo source
18 Epigram
19 Nashville sch.
23 Put the whammy
on
24 Make use of
29 Pole, for example
30 "The stockings
hung..."


32 Gerald's
predecessor
33 Shoot for
34 Ideas, opinions,
etc.
35 Sign of summer
36 Liver, in Le
Have
37 Subject of an
1867 sale
38 67-Down, for
one
39 Cherubs
40 1950 Max
Ophuls film "La

41 Prepareto
propose
43 Pit
44 Sign of stress?
47 By hook or by
crook
IN Po land
19 Muldaur's"--
Woman"
50 I hey have edible
shells
51 Women advisers
57 ( cousins of
margays
58 Strong ale
59 Genoese
creation
60 Bottled spirits?
62 Dieler's bane
64 Not reserved
65 Slight
66 Laugh track
sounds
67 Artist Max
69 NY.C /one
71 Enlargement,
maybe
72 Month Blanc
covering


73 Burt Reynolds
flick
76 Energy source
79 They produce
chips ofi the old
blo( k
80 1 eave no tIlace
81 New s squil)


83 ()I book
90 ""I'isthe -- to
be jolly"
91 Be a snich
92 (;lendu Jac.kson
hiopic
93 Niame t in I9.l
headlintes


82 Carhop' s bu den 91 Ind' l turipe'ani


95 Offshoot
96 (aloot
97 1 ike still Aalers.
maybe
98 "l)Das Rhinmgold
earth goddess
99 Knillted itemn
101 Hone l'refi\
102 \Wik units


103 King lliram's
home
10.1 Drudgerl
105 What's more
106i "
Winlerbourne"
107 I -tl''sla, belh
108 'k welcome gitcr
109 Sugar lover


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