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HAPPY NEW YEAR! WE WISH YOU THE BEST IN 1997.
Snooks Adams 1996 Islander of year
Willis Howard "Snooks" Adams is the 1996 Is-
lander of the Year.
Adams was born April 24, 1917, in Cortez but
spent much of his life on Anna Maria Island as a po-
lice chief who used common sense as his guide.
He is a friend to Island children. For the past 42
years he's helped put on Snooks Adams Kid's Day at
the end of the school year where hundreds of children
play at Bayfront Park while eating hot dogs and drink-
Adams moved to Bradenton Beach in 1947 and
later bought a home in Holmes Beach where he and
wife Liz still live.
Adams and Leon Stafford started the first fire de-
partment in Bradenton Beach with Stafford as chief and
Adams as assistant chief. Adams helped build the
Bradenton Beach fire house that is in operation today.
vs. city hall
By Pat Copeland
Roadblocks, stalls and put-offs, gag orders,
double-talk and banishment all coming from city
hall have left a property owner confounded in his
quest to sell one of his two lots.
In his two-month dispute with city officials,
Holmes Beach resident Joe Kennedy has be;3 road-
blocked from addressing the city council, barred from
talking to city employees and threatened with forcible
removal from city property.
He has letters of contradicting opinions and vague
evasions from city officials. Perhaps worst of all, officials
and city employees, elected and hired to assist him as a
resident and property owner, have refused to talk to him.
'How would you
feel if you worked
six and a half
years for some-
thing and were
then told you
can't do it? Do
you know what
it's like to lose
The dispute revolves around
Kennedy's two lots at 228
South Harbor Drive, which he
and his wife Charlene pur-
chased in December of 1989.
Kennedy now wants to sell
one of the lots, but the city
says he can't.
"Of course I'm upset," he
said. "It's costing me time and
money. How would you feel if
you worked six and a half
years for something and were
then told you can't do it? Do you know what it's like
to lose $140,000?"
It all started on Oct. 29 when Kennedy obtained
a demolition permit to remove an encroaching utility
room and carport on one of his two lots in order to sell
it. He was told then by Building Official Joe Duennes
that there might be a problem.
Duennes told The Islander Bystander if one person
owns two contiguous lots, the lots must be combined
to fulfill the requirements established in the 1989 com-
prehensive plan. In the plan a single-family lot must be
7,510 square feet as opposed to the requirement of
5,000 square feet prior to 1989.
Kennedy said he suspected the problem might be
the fact that he owns both lots but said he was never
given a definitive answer.
On Nov. 1, 1996, Kennedy wrote the building de-
partment requesting specifics on why he could not sell
the lot. He noted in the letter that when he purchased
the lots, there was a contingency in the contract that
upon removal of the encroachments, each would be a
Kennedy produced a Dec. 12, 1989, letter from
then Superintendent of Public Works John Fernandez.
"According to the ordinance of the City of Holmes
Beach, in order to have. Lot 32 become a conforming
I"Snooks" Adams has
spent most of his life
on Anna Maria
Island. He is founder
.of Snooks Adams
Kid's Days, an event
that has taken place
for Island youths at
the end of the school
year for more than 42
years. He served as
Holmes Beach police
He worked for the Island Erosion Board and
helped build all the groins that ran down the Gulf
side of the Island.
"I drove down wood piles and put rocks in there
around them," he said. "They weren't put there to build
up the beach but to save what was there. We had bad
erosion back then. "
In 1952, Bradenton Beach incorporated and Mayor
Jack Jones appointed Stafford its first police chief and
Adams as assistant chief.
He is credited with helping set up the first Veter-
ans of Foreign Wars post just after World War II and
was commander three times during the 1950s.
In 1956, Adams went to work for the Manatee
County Sheriff s Department. "My job was to take care
of the Island."
From 1962-78, Adams was the Holmes Beach Po-
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Lea and Tevor Radcliff
get into the swing of
things at the Manatee
County public beach.
STheir dad Jeff works at
S the Island Walgreens and
s they like visiting the
S Although 1997 is just
S'ahead, don't forget to see
S: what happened during
S1996 in our Year in
'. '^ *- Review feature, beginning
on page 14.
lot, the carport addition on Lot 31 would have to be
removed. Following the removal of the carport addi-
tion, Lots 31 and 32 would become two legal lots of
record and each would support a single family home,"
On Nov. 21, 1996, Kennedy received a letter from
Mayor Bob VanWagoner who said he had conferred
with various city departments, studied the city ordi-
nances and consulted with the city attorney.
"It is the city attorney's opinion at this time, joined by
the administration, that you cannot sell Lot 32 as a build-
able lot by demolishing the encroachment on it by your
existing carport and utility room," the mayor replied.
This prompted Kennedy to request copies of all
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions .................................... ............ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Stir-it-up ............................... ... ......... 12
Streetlife ......................................... ............ 19
Island tides ............................................ 21
Real estate transactions .......................... ... 24
Crossword puzzle......................................... 28
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
JANUARY 1, 1997
I[ PAGE 2 M JANUARY 1, 1997 I THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
From Kid's Days to cop days, Snooks has seen it all
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
"I arrested people according to the way they acted
or what they had done," Adams said. "I always be-
lieved that when you did more harm than good by an
arrest, you made a bad arrest. I still believe that.
"When I was policing, being drunk was about all
I ever charged someone with," Adams said. "Today if
someone gets drunk and gets arrested they charge them
with DUI, resisting arrest, resisting arrest with violence
and a lot of other things when it's all just being drunk.
"There'd be men who you knew when they got
their paycheck were going to go out, get drunk and
spend money they ought to be spending on their fam-
ily. I would just take them home. I figured, why deprive
a family of another $25 in fines.
"Sometimes I'd go into a bar and tell them to give
me their car keys and I'd send for a police car to take
them home. Or I'd take their distributor wire off the
However, there were the times that required tough-
ness. He was involved in three shootouts and was shot
in one of them.
He said he was shot at 30 times on Cortez Road.
Another man shot the window out of his cruiser. A
Palmetto man tried to reach inside the window of his
car to cut his throat and Adams shot him.
"It went right in his mouth and ran along his teeth
chipping some of them and came out his cheek," he
said. "But I've never been hurt as bad on the job as I -
have been by women. I tried to get a drunk woman out
of the front of her car by pulling on her ankles and she
kicked me with her high heel shoes and broke four ribs,
two on each side."
Two fugitives from Baltimore stole a car and were
headed to Bradenton from West Palm Beach. Adams
and another officer stopped them and one of them
pulled a gun.
"He pointed the gun at us and said, 'I'll kill you.
I'll kill both of you.' and I said, 'I know you will.' I
tackled him. That was my last time."
Adams started the Snook Adams Kid's Day in
1954 and it remains one of the more popular events of
He recalled there were only 10 or 12 boys, two
cases of Cokes and a couple pounds of hot dogs at the
first Kid's Day on Bradenton Beach.
This year there were hundreds of children, 100
cases of Coca-Cola and 100 pounds of hot dogs at the
Bayfront Park event in Anna Maria City.
"We used to not let the parents come so the kids
could have their day," Adams said. "Back then they'd
take the Coke and shake it up and spray it in each
other's hair and ears."
Adams got his nickname from his Aunt Gracie
when he was two years old.
Fanny Bryce was at the height of her comedic career
and she did a routine with a character she named Baby
Snooks. She did both voices. The voice of Baby Snooks
was loud and so was the voice of Baby Snooks Adams.
When Adams was a boy, he and his brother would
visit their Aunt Sally and her husband Jack Moore. The
Moores and their children started Moore's Stone Crab
Restaurant and lived just over the humpback bridge at
the north end of Longboat Key.
Lake LaVista in Anna Maria didn't open into
Tampa Bay in the 1920s and was a brackish body of
water filled with alligators and small tarpon, Snooks
"We'd swim with the alligators. They had plenty
of food and wouldn't bother us. There were little tar-
pon you could catch."
Snooks remembers it all. The Islander Bystander
salutes Snooks Adams.
Island Library to float
in sea of color
Watercolors by Anne Abgott, a
winter resident of Holmes Beach
and Oshawa, Ontario, will be on
exhibit at the Island Branch Li-
brary in Holmes Beach during the
month ofJanuary. Abgott first
studied oil painting under well-
known Canadian artist Alexandra
Luke. She is a member of the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island and the
Amherst New York Society of
Artists. Abgott also teaches and
exhibits at the Longboat Key Art
Center and the Island Gallery West.
Ceramics and watercolors by the
late Lillian Goldfarb will also be on
display. Islander Photo:
City hall under seige by
Holmes Beach man
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
documents and correspondence between city officials
regarding his request from the city clerk's. He also fired
off another letter to the building department on Nov. 27
regarding the mayor's "vague" response.
"He never told me why I couldn't do it," Kennedy
said. "I want to know the specific portions of the code
on which he based his decision. I need to know that in
order to respond because I've looked at the code and I
can't find anything that supports the city's position."
It was during this exchange of letters that Kennedy
claims the mayor ordered city employees not to talk to
"After I got the miayr's letter, I was fuming,"
Kennedy recalled. "I went to city hall and Leslie [City
Clerk Leslie Ford] said the mayor told her not to talk
to me. It reminded me of the old days in Bradenton
Beach under Mayor Dick Connick. You expected this
treatment from Connick but you don't expect it from
Kennedy said he got the same response from build-
ing department employees. He also had a heated exchange
with the mayor at city hall which resulted in a city em-
ployee summoning a police officer. This prompted the
mayor's Dec. 6 memo to all city departments.
"If he [Kennedy] appears in your offices, he is to
be told to channel any questions, complaints or requests
through this office," VanWagoner wrote. "As an alter-
native he may write or phone the city council. If he
does not promptly leave city property after that answer,
a police officer should be summoned to assist him."
VanWagoner defended his actions, saying, "When
Kennedy started the inquiry about his property he was
going through all the proper channels but then he kept
pressing it with all the departments." VanWagoner said
Kennedy's continued visits to city hall and repeated
requests for documents was unnecessarily time-con-
suming for the city's staff.
He further noted, "I sent him [Kennedy] a letter as
the chief administrator and said I agreed with the city
attorney. That enraged him. He came to city hall and
was loud and abusive to me and the clerks."
Kennedy said he was further taken aback when he
requested that the issue be placed on the council's Dec.
10 work session and his request was denied.
"On Nov. 27, I asked how to get something on the
agenda," he recalled. "The clerk said to submit my request
in writing to the clerk's office by noon on Dec. 6. She said
the vice mayor would have to approve the request."
Kennedy said Vice Mayor Luke Courtney called
him later that day and said he had discussed his request
with the mayor. "He said they felt I didn't need to be
on the agenda because I was still waiting for a response
from the city."
Later Kennedy said Courtney told him he was re-
fused a spot on the agenda because of a stipulation in
the city's administrative procedures code that all ma-
terials relating to an agenda item must be in to the
clerk's office seven days in advance of the meeting.
"I just wanted the council to understand the prob-
lem, and ask for their help in expediting a decision
about my property," Kennedy explained. "Now it will
be unnecessarily delayed up to a month. I wanted to
remove the encroachment and sell the lot during the
prime tourist season."
Kennedy received a response from VanWagoner
on Dec. 10 in which the mayor cited the following ar-
ticle in the city's land development code:
"In the case of adjacent parcels or lots owned by
a single owner the lots or parcels may be considered a
single building plot and the district regulations apply-
ing to the minimum size requirements apply to the
building plot as a whole."
VanWagoner maintained that Kennedy "can't be
allowed to do something illegal."
Kennedy says that many other properties are af-
fected but "most of the other property owners don't
have a clue what's going on." He said he is trying to
identify those properties.
Last week Courtney advised Kennedy that the next
step in the process is for him to file an appeal of the
building official's decision. The council will hear the
"The council will listen to Kennedy, the city attor-
ney, Duennes and hopefully Fernandez will be there,"
Courtney said. "Then it will make a decision. No one
wants to hurt Mr. Kennedy, but no one wants to hurt the
city either. We don't know how many properties might
Kennedy said he plans to file an appeal as soon as
Duennes issues a letter saying he can't sell the lot sepa-
rately or build on it. Duennes issued that letter Friday
afternoon, Dec. 27.
Courtney said he hopes to have the issue on the
Jan. 7 council agenda.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JANUARY 1, 1997 M PAGE 3 Ij
Police follow trail to find Christmas burglar
By Pat Copeland
Christmas shopping can be a nightmare, especially
when all your presents disappear.
That's what happened to Chris Lundy, 42, of
Holmes Beach last week. When Lundy and his room-
mate, Brenda Siska, 38, returned home the evening of
Dec. 22, they were surprised to find $500 worth of
Christmas presents were missing from under the
Christmas tree and from the master bedroom.
Fortunately, Holmes Beach police were able to
follow a trail left by the burglar to the adjacent apart-
ment. Before the night was over they had arrested Ja-
son Slavin, 18, of 4502 101st St., Bradenton, and
charged him with seven counts including burglary and
Lundy called police after finding his front door,
which had been secured with two locks, open and the
presents missing. Officer Jim Cumston noted that there
was no forced entry and began investigating. He found
popcorn ceiling coating knocked down from an attic
access in a closet in the master bathroom.
Cumston climbed into the attic and found large
shoe prints in the insulation that led to the apartment
Members of the Roser's Community Youth Chorus sing at a holiday gathering at the Bradenton Historical
Village. The chorus is available to present musical programs for local organizations. Registration is going on
now for the chorus' second semester. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Community Youth Chorus
Community Youth Chorus to begin semester
The Community Youth Chorus, sponsored by Roser
Memorial Community Church and directed by Elaine
Burkly, will begin its second semester on Wednesday, Jan.
8. All singers in second grade on up are welcome to join.
Students who attend Anna Maria Elementary may
ride church vans from school to the church located at
512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, after dismissal.
The session will end in April with a final formal
recital. Students sing secular, patriotic, sacred and fun
music. This semester will include show tunes from "Pe-
ter Pan" and "Annie."
The session fee is $25 per student or $35 for two
siblings. Sponsors for student scholarships are wel-
come and a few scholarships are available.
Information, call Molly Parks at 778-0414 or
next door. The prints appeared fresh and he also found
evidence that drywall installed as a firebreak in the at-
tic was broken.
Cumston checked the apartment next door, but no
one was home. Lundy followed Cumston and found
Christmas wrapping from his presents and a gold neck-
lace, candles and a clutch bag that were taken in the
burglary in the apartment's trash can. He also found an
orange flashlight that did not belong to him.
While police were obtaining a search warrant,
Lundy saw that Slavin had returned to the apartment
carrying Lundy's missing cassette tape carrier. Police
arrived and placed Slavin in custody. While searching
Slavin, police said they found a bag of marijuana and
rolling papers, as well as two bottles of prescription
drug with the label partially removed and a necklace
that had been stolen in the burglary.
Police said they searched the apartment and found nu-
merous items stolen in the burglary. Slavin was taken to
the Holmes Beach Police Department and charged with
burglary, possession of marijuana, possession of a con-
trolled substance, possession of paraphernalia, possession
of stolen property, grand theft and possession of a burglary
tool. Slavin's bond totaled $18,223.
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Hangover cures from dog hair to raw eggs
By David Futch
Waiters and bartenders call New Year's Eve ama-
teur night. It's a night when people tend to get blottoed
or hammered or drunk as a skunk (which one?) with-
out the usual negative social stigma (or without being
viewed as a social outcast).
For those of you lying on the couch nursing a New
Year's Day hangover, here are a few cures served up
by Islanders and bartenders.
A few typical cures people swear by include:
Alleve, aspirin, aspirin before going to bed, massive
quantities of Coca-Cola, strenuous exercise to pump
the poisons out, starting to drink again as soon as
you get out of bed or as comedian Jackie Gleason
used to say, "Don't stop drinking."
Pure oxygen may do it. B-12 shots are an alternative.
Or how about chicken soup it contains a lot of salt
which forces you to drink massive quantities of water,
which combats dehydration, which causes headaches.
(See adjoining story: Why people get hangovers.)
Salsa was suggested because it releases endor-
phins, those "runner's-high" chemicals which kick start
Hair of the dog was mentioned. For total novices,
that saying originates from "a hair of the dog that bit
you" meaning, have another cocktail.
Here's a good one that gets rid of your headache
but makes you sick to your stomach: fried Spam and
potatoes. I guess you throw up and feel better.
A bar owner suggested milk and honey or three
tall glasses of vodka and orange juice.
A greasy cheeseburger from Duffy's is a sure bet
according to one Island bartender. That or a malted
beer with a raw egg in it.
The original Bloody Mary was tomato juice and
Celebrating, especially on New Year's Eve, of-
ten includes a glass of champagne or cocktails with
friends at a party. And while some may be more
worried about their next-day hangover, others are
calculating just how much they can drink and still
The answer to drink and drive safely -
should be nothing. At least no alcohol, but the state
has guidelines for law enforcement agencies to fol-
low for DUI arrests. This year a new law sets addi-
tional guidelines for teens.
beer and likely was a precursor to all of the above rem-
Another professional said massive amounts of
mashed potatoes and gravy work. While still another
At midnight on Dec. 31 anyone age 20 or younger
caught driving after drinking so much as a can of beer
could lose driving privileges for up to a year.
The law lowers the blood-alcohol level at
which a licnese can be confiscated from 0.08 to
0.02 for drivers age 20 and younger. Older drives
are not charged with driving under the influence
unless they have a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 per-
cent or they fail a field sobriety test.
Here's a chart that will answer the question of
"How much is too much?" for your body weight.
bartender said a big glass of cold chocolate milk puts
out the fire.
Some people simply said, "Stay in bed."
"Leave me alone," was another frequent response.
Cook up a hangover cure before you imbibe
By David Futch
The only cure I've ever seen work I discovered
years ago while working as a bartender at the Pink El-
ephant Bar and Restaurant in Boca Grande.
Owner Delmar Fugate is credited with creating
Pink Elephant Saute Shrimp, which the restaurant sold
for almost 40 years before going yuppie nouvelle cui-
sine in the late 1970s.
And the signature dish saute shrimp wasn't served
merely at dinner. It was served for breakfast or lunch
as well for its medicinal powers and sheer popular-
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Here's how to make it: Take a saute pan or iron
skillet and melt one pound of lightly salted butter
(Land O' Lakes is preferable).
Turn heat to lowest temperature available and keep
it there. If you burn the butter or it breaks down, you'll
have to start over.
Next mince an entire bulb of garlic (not a clove, the
whole bud). When butter is completely melted, add
garlic and saute for at least a half hour at the same low
heat you started with.
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bottle, not the big one.) You need to saute and stir gen-
tly and often for another half hour until the
Worcestershire sauce melds with the butter-garlic mix-
Next, add a teaspoon of light brown sugar. You
need to taste it every now and then. If it's too salty, add
a little more light brown sugar. Add juice from one key
lime. If pressed to find the real deal, you can substitute
a Persian lime.
You'll need a half-pound peeled shrimp per person
(20-24 count is the best size). You also need to make
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Why people get
By Mr. Wizard
Islander K-9 Science Writer
and Corky at The Virtual Bar
Excess is the reason why people get hangovers.
But it is dehydration caused by a two-step oxida-
tion process carried out by two enzymes that gives you
those pounding headaches.
Alcohol metabolism and removal takes several
pathways. It is removed directly in the kidneys and in
the lungs (blown off in the breath) and is broken down
in the liver.
You have probably had other headaches that feel
much like hangovers when you have been sick or af-
ter exerting yourself on a hot day. Dehydration is a
major part of this.
Alcohol causes dehydration because it is a diuretic.
In other words, it's a liquid that makes you pee.
Removal of alcohol, which is considered a toxin,
is a water intensive process. The toxins are carried
across the membranes in the kidneys dissolved in lots
of water. The direct removal of the toxin ethanol leads
Drinking water or gatorade is a good way to com-
bat a hangover. Gatorade is especially helpful because
it replaces a lot of the electrolytes carried off by water
during toxin removal.
As mentioned before, the breakdown of ethanol in
the liver is a two-step oxidation process carried out by
The first, alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), converts
ethanol to acetaldehyde. The second, aldehyde
dehydronenase (ALDH), converts acetaldehyde to ac-
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER . JANUARY 1, 1997 0 PAGE 5 iE
Blame it on aldehydes
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etate, which is harmless. Aldehydes, on the other hand,
Some people can drink large quantities of alcohol
and survive the next day because they have efficient
Many Asians and Native Americans cannot drink
without getting ill because they carry a form of the gene
for ALDH that makes a slower form of the enzyme.
To make matters worse, many also carry a fast
form of ADH so they build up toxic levels of aldehyde.
Dark and sweet drinks like red wine and rum
drinks made with fruit juice can make hangovers worse
because they contain tannins and other things the liver
and kidneys have to clear out. This is adding insult to
There are some guesses as to the relationship be-
tween sugar metabolism and alcohol metabolism, but
they involve molecules named Nicatinamide Adenine
Dinucleotide, Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide and Flavin
We'll save that explanation for another time when
you're feeling better. And we're more adept at Internet
Just thought you'd want to know.
CURES, FROM PAGE 4
toast points from either good French bread or
Pepperidge Farm white bread. These are for dunking
and sopping because the sauce is better than the shrimp
and is the chief reason this hangover cure works.
After barely simmering the sauce for at least an
hour, it's time to turn the heat up to medium high or
high enough so the sauce is in a rolling boil. Add your
shrimp and cook for about 30 to 45 seconds.
Add a three-quarters cup of white wine, stirring
and turning the shrimp over to cook on other side. Cook
30 seconds more and remove the pan from heat. Serve
immediately in bowls (au gratin dishes work nicely)
with toast points.
You have now died and gone to heaven if you
didn't have a hangover. If you use this as the hangover
cure, you're cured and gone to heaven.
You can make this sauce ahead of time and refrig-
erate but add fresh shrimp after you re-heat the mixture.
The reason this works on hangovers can be attrib-
uted to the amount of butter, garlic and Worcestershire.
Plus the bloody Mary you're drinking to wash it down.
Hangover stew is also reported to be one of those
sure-fire cures for head injuries suffered New Year's
Eve, fire being the operative word.
But once again, you better make this before you
need it. No one wants to cook while hungover.
Ingredients include three small red potatoes, one
small leek, one half onion, two peeled tomatoes
(canned is fine), one quarter cup thawed green chile,
salt, pepper, Tabasco sauce to taste and three cups of
water or broth.
Coarsely chop all veggies and throw everything but
the green chile into a pot. Bring to a slow boil and add
some of the chile. Don't add them all at once, add a
little at a time and taste it. The stew will get hotter as
the chile cooks, so don't add too much.
Let it simmer for an hour or so until the potatoes
It should be hot enough to make your eyes water,
but it shouldn't be painful.
The stew is compliments of Bianca Troll Produc-
tions via the Internet.
Happy New Year.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in the
City of Holmes Beach on Tuesday, March 11, 1997, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
This election is being held for the purpose of electing three (3) Council
members for two year terms of office each.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that petitions may be filed to have the
names of candidates placed on the ballot from 12:00 noon on
January 7, 1997, until 12:00 noon on January 21, 1997. Candidate qualify-
ing information may be obtained at City Hall, 5901 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach, Florida. All candidates must comply with the Florida Public Disclo-
sure Law at the time of filing.
ALL PRECINCTS within the City will vote at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church,
6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida.
Voter registration books will close Feb. 10, 1997.
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Wait and see?
Longboat Key has pressed the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency for money. Pressed
hard. They apparently write letters requesting fund-
ing to every applicable agency and Florida and fed-
eral elected officials.
They have been relentless in seeking reimburse-
ment for public property damages associated with
Tropical Storm Josephine.
A response from FEMA to U.S. Sen. Bob
Graham's inquiry on Longboat's behalf says the re-
quest is still being reviewed. FEMA officials said the
agency has not finished processing Florida's request
for public assistance in this disaster. He went further
to say that the project [Longboat's road repair] is not
ineligible at this time.
In Anna Maria, Public Works Director Phil
Charnock says the city is saving receipts for its re-
pairs in the wake of Josephine.
"If FEMA releases some funds," Charnock said,
"we'll go after them."
Isn't FEMA more likely to provide funding if it
knows the city needs it? "Wait and see" may work but
we're willing to bet that if other cities joined in press-
ing for funding it would be more likely to happen.
A little discussion about tall grass at a Holmes
Beach city meeting prompted Mayor Bob
VanWagoner to remark that many lawns are "ex-
tremely unsightly and a home for vermin,"
Ask "average Joe" and he'll probably say he
thinks the vermin reside at city hall.
But what room does a mowing requirement al-
low for xeriscape and native vegetation? Should
there be an exception for what we're told is the fu-
ture for Florida landscaping?
We're told often by Florida Yards and Neigh-
bors program director Allan Garner and by experts
at Southwest Florida Water Management District
that they advocate eliminating lawn watering sys-
tems. Swiftmud even hints the practice may be out-
lawed in the near future.
Maintenance-free xeriscaping is the solution
and it augments water conservation now.
Vermin or no, if you want a maintenance-free
lawn in Holmes Beach, better ask for an amendment
to the ordinance to exclude native vegation from the
Hint: Bermuda grass is not native landscaping.
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Bradenton Beach thanks
Holmes Beach for heat relief
In the spirit of the holiday season, I want to thank
all of the political figures in Holmes Beach.
With all of your antics, you've pushed Bradenton
Beach right off the news pages.
Keep it up guys.
John Sandberg, Bradenton Beach
But at what expense
Referencing The Islander Bystander editorial,
"Here's our holiday wish," you open with the state-
ment, "What a difference a year makes or does it?"
Your thesis concludes that the Florida Department of
Transportation, having lost the administrative hearing
on the 80-foot-high (not 65-foot-high) megabridge still
clings to some shred of hope that they may yet prevail,
to the tune of about 29 million taxpayer dollars.
Please be informed that a recent series of long-dis-
tance calls affirmed the federal HBRRP program is
very alive and well and, under it, an assigned "suffi-
ciency rating" below 80 can get federal funds for reha-
bilitation, while under qualifies for replacement. In
1992, the span enjoyed a numerical evaluation of only
56.2! Obviously, if the next federal inspector is im-
pressed by the more than 40 spalled areas in the
eastbound lane which should have been addressed by
routine maintenance a year ago, and by the fisherman-
desecrated 50 feet of cracked and rusting handrail on
the north side near Kingfish Boat Ramp, the bridge will
What came out of the administrative hearing will
not provide its saving grace, which is obviously what
the DOT had in mind. The credibility fits like an old
shoe some 900 of us will remember being told in
October 1993 the span costs $150,000 per year for
maintenance. Under challenge, the agency is unable to
provide verification, and the more than 40 spalled ar-
eas are positive proof that almost nothing has been
spent on the Anna Maria Island Bridge for routine up-
keep since long before the hearings.
If you think this is dirty pool, the federal highway
department, under the U.S. Department of Transporta-
tion which runs the HBRRP program, has a Washing-
ton, D.C., "hotline" at 1-800-424-9071. The state
project number is 13150-1524; federal aid project num-
ber is BRM-1104-(7). They would be interested in just
how far factuality has been distorted, that we're told we
will accept this megabridge whether we want it or not,
that reports indicate that some 10 Intracoastal Water-
way spans in Pinellas County are scheduled for the
rehabilitation we are disallowed and that a DOT con-
tractor, Blasters Inc., of Tampa rehabilitated the
Howard Frankland Bridge for about 10 percent of re-
placement costs providing a safety lane and another 40
years of bridge "life."
One can but grow extremely curious as to which
entity would have reason to insist we are to be honored
with huge increases in vehicular access at the expense
of our quality of life, or ambience and assurance of a
maximum evacuation capability.
Jim Kissick, Bradenton Beach
Holmes Beach boat ramp
a danger says user
In January 1996 I began utilizing the 63rd Street
boat launching ramp.
On average I use the ramp three times a week for
recreational boating. In addition to my own experience,
especially at lower tides, I have witnessed a dozen ex-
tremely difficult retrieval situations. Trailer wheels
drop off the irregular ledge before the trailer is ready
to accept the boat.
Two hazardous and difficult situations occur as a
1. The trailer invariably becomes lopsided creating
great difficulty winching the boat (I have already bro-
ken one set of rollers).
2. People are endangered when the car and trailer
finally lurch up after the trailer wheels lift over the
I propose consideration of an underwater bulkhead
utilizing the existing piling at the corer of the dock,
sinking three additional pilings, bolting 2x10 stringers
and filling with appropriate grade rubble.
Frank Sinnott, Anna Maria City
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 17, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder
American troops trudge along the road to front in September 1918.
After the victory at Saint Mihiel,
Clair Jones's company of engineers was
among the first American units to be
transferred to the next arena of war -
the oft-fought-over Verdun sector di-
rectly east of Paris. Their "mission im-
possible" would be to keep the roads
open to move up more than a half mil-
lion men and everything they needed to
wage what Gen. "Blackjack" Pershing
intended to be the final major battle of
They were supposed to finish their
task in a week.
"Company E and several other com-
panies have been assigned to keep the
road in repair," Clair's friend Will Aus-
tin wrote in his diary. "We do this by
gathering stones from shell-holes, carry--
ing them in sand bags on our backs and
then dumping them in the road. This
operation is kept up day and night, fair
weather and foul.
"Clair and I are living on two slices
of bacon, two slices of bread and part of
a small can of meat. And we have to go
three miles for a canteen of water to
make our coffee."
Their responsibility was the east-
west trail from Verdun to the
Marlincourt Road. This road wended
around Le Homme Mort (Dead Man's
Hill), where many French soldiers died
in 1916. The men called it "Gold Fish
Road "because for days on end about all
they got to eat was canned salmon.
The traffic was two-way. The
Americans moving east met up with
exhausted French troops and refugees
heading for Paris. Lumbering, chain-
drive trucks carried infantry and ammu-
nition, while the artillery was drawn
In Verdun hardly a building was left
along by horses, which slowed every-
The landscape they slogged
through was like a scene from hell.
Whole forests had been destroyed by
gun fire, their smoldering stumps stark
against a gray sky. Ruined cottages
stood empty among fields once rich
with fruit and grain and now a mass of
shell craters. Dead horses stacked in
piles at the sides of the road gave off a
sickening stench. And here and there
the corpses of soldiers lay half-buried
in the mud, looking like toppled clay
Despite rain and sickness (influ-
enza was as much an enemy as the Ger-
mans), the troops were assembled and
ready to go when the signal for the at-
The night before, the men of Com-
pany E had toiled on the road until past
midnight, then without a chance to rest,
took their positions in the trenches.
While it was still dark, a mighty roar
shook the ground and echoed among
the surrounding hills. The sound of
nearly 3,000 heavy guns opening fire at
once was something the American sol-
diers would never forget.
Air ace Eddie Rickenbacker, flying
one of 1,600 planes that took off that
morning, was awed by the scene. It
was, he said, as if "through the dark-
ness the whole western horizon was il-
lumined with one mass of jagged
flashes." And from Hill 290 where a
young artillery captain named Harry
Truman watched, it looked to him "as
though the sky was on fire."
The ground assault began at 5:30.
First to go over the top were the engi-
neers. They raced across No Man's
Land, clearing the way for the infantry.
An old French fort, Montfaucon,
occupied by the Germans for nearly
four years, was their main target. The
lofty redoubt, protected by a dense net-
work of barbed wire, seemed to be un-
assailable. But before dusk that day of
Sept. 26, 1918, the Americans had it
surrounded, and by noon the following
day it was in American hands.
The battle had begun auspiciously,
but it would take 40 days of fury before
it was won at a cost of 14,000
Next: War in all its fury
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Russell Whitt Alban
Russell Whitt Alban, 74, of Anna Maria, died Dec.
22, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Alban came to
Manatee County from Venice in 1992. He retired from
the State of Ohio as regional coordinator for the Golden
Buckeye Card Program for Senior Citizens. He was an
art teacher and a member of the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island. He was a retired major and a fighter pi-
lot for 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in
World War II and the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; three sons,
Thomas, Jerry and Cary, all of Columbus; three broth-
ers, David of Venice, Herb of Ashland, Ky., and Jack
of Columbus, five stepdaughters; one grandchild and
A memorial service was held at Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Island Chapel, in Holmes Beach. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to the Artists Guild of
Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
Richard B. Ernest
Richard B. Ernest, 83 of Palmetto and formerly of
Anna Maria, died Dec. 22, 1966, in Memphis, Tenn.
Born in Luella, Neb., Mr. Ernest came to Manatee
County from the Midwest in 1946. He retired as build-
ing manager of the Professional Building of Bradenton.
He attended Tenth Street Baptist Church.
He was a former mayor of Anna Maria from 1950
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There was no visitation.
Charlotte D. Fletcher
Charlotte D. Fletcher, 88, of Anna Maria, died Dec.
16 in Bradenton.
Born in Coldwater, Mich., Mrs. Fletcher was a
resident of Manatee County. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of South Wayne Baptist Church.
She was past president of Junior League, member of
Allen County Society of Crippled Children and Adults,
gray lady for Red Cross during World War II and was
a founder of Cedar Creek Women's Club, Republican
Women's Club and Fort Wayne Country Club.
She is survived by two daughters, Diane Moppert
of Fairfield Glade, Ten., and Marcia Hardy of Lake
Lure, N.C.; a son, H. Patterson of Anna Maria; a step-
sister, Madeline Brown of Bonita Springs; nine grand-
children; and 17 great-grandchildren.
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Jack Older Friedman, 61, of Charleston, W.Va.,
and a part-time resident of Anna Maria, died Dec. 13
after a long illness.
Mr. Friedman had a private law practice in
Charleston and recently retired as chief counsel of the
state Department of Employment Security. He was a
graduate of Washington and Lee University and West
Virginia University School of Law. He was a member
of Sigma Chi social fraternity, Berry Hills Country
Club and the West Virginia Bar Association.
He is survived by his wife, Jean "Jeannie" Turner
Friedman; three sons, Turner Joseph of Kansas City,
Kan., Michael Shannon of St. Louis, Mo., and Jack
Older Jr. of Charleston; a daughter, Suzanna Marie
Friedman-Rose of South Charleston; and two brothers,
William Joseph III of South Africa and Anthony Older
of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
Memorials may be made to the Mountaineer
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26507 or the Anna Maria Island Community Center
Endowment Fund, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
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Annie Silver Center to hold
The Annie Silver Potluck Dinner will be held on
Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Guests are asked to bring a covered dish and table
service. Drinks will be provided.
A membership meeting will follow the supper. The
dinner will be held in the hall of the Annie Silver Cen-
ter located at the corer of Avenue C and 23rd Street
in Bradenton Beach.
'Home Heath Care'
program at Longboat
On Tuesday, Jan. 7, the Senior Outreach Commit-
tee of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
present a seminar entitled "Home Health Care," pre-
sented by Micki Poston.
Poston, a home care coordinator for Housecall
Home Health will discuss who qualifies for home care,
Medicare guidelines, differences between Medicare
and private services, benefits of home care versus hos-
pitalization, advances in home care services and your
rights as a patient.
Connie Welfle, owner of Gulf Coast Financial
Services, will discuss "Long-term care: what is it?" and
"Who pays for it?"
The seminar will be held at Longboat Key Hilton
Beach Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key from 9 to 11 a.m. The free seminar is open to the
public. Coffee and rolls will be served.
For more information or reservations, call 387-9519.
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at yacht club Jan. 8
The Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players will
hold their first meeting of the new year at the
Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Rd., Pal-
metto, on Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Reservations must be made by Monday, Jan. 6, by
calling Ruth Stevenson at 794-2188.
Social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by
the luncheon buffet at 12:30 p.m. The program will
include a spring fashion by Jarvis Shoppe of Bradenton
modeled by Offstage Ladies' members.
The group recently welcomed new members Jo
Bryant, Bernice Gordon, Carall Gazell and Dorothy
Membership information may be directed to
Marilyn Moroni, president, at 778-0030.
Writers Group to hold
Jan. 6 meeting
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet on Mon-
day, Jan. 6, at 10:15 a.m. at the Island Branch Library
in Holmes Beach.
Participants should bring their poems or essays to
read. Visitors are welcome.
For information, call Jan Gooderham at 792-5295.
Woman's club to meet in
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, a member
of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, will meet
on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The Speakers Forum will present a program on
"Living Your Life to the Fullest."
The club recently welcomed new members Janet
Clark, Irene Flinn, Lucette Gerry, Margery Kendall,
Agnes Tooker, Margaret Ann Riley and Julia Stebbins.
For membership information call Margaret Art at
778-3624. The club meets the first Wednesday of each
month from October to May at 1 p.m. or time specified,
with the exception of the January meeting.
Gallery West to offer art
Island Gallery West, an artist cooperative, 5348
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will present an art demon-
stration on Saturday, Jan. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Artist Thelma Weeks will demonstrate "Clay Cre-
ations" and Phil Toffel will demonstrate wood sculp-
ture. Questions are encouraged.
The City of Anna Maria announced at press
time that it will be necessary to close the Hump-
back Bridge on North Bay Boulevard temporarily
on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 8 a.m. construction repair.
It is expected to re-open on Friday.
Traffic will be detoured to to Crescent Street
during the closure. City public works officials
were hopeful the repair work would be finished
early on Friday.
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The Island Players first presentation of the new
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run Jan. 10-25.
In the production, Miriam, the unwed mother of
13-year-old Amanda, has two diversions.
Though she must work as a waitress to support
her little family, her true interest lies in painting.
Living in a dreary Pennsylvania coal town, she
paints at night wearing a miner's lamp, using as her sub-
jects the brewery and the mills mellowed by moonlight.
Of even greater concern is Miriam's desire for
Her precocious child Amanda aided by her
imaginary friend Randolph does not feel the need
for an addition to the menage. So she does her best to
discourage with sarcasm any and all suitors who show
Randolph is visible only to Amanda and the au.-
dience. Together, they are highly successful at run-
ning off Miriam's beaus. That is, until Warren appears.
Warren, a slightly paunchy mailman, is unexpect-
edly durable and the battle is joined.
Director Kelly Woodland says, "This is a classic
coming-of-age play appropriate for modern times."
The cast includes Lauren Albrecht as Amanda with
Corrine Woodland as understudy, Jim Thaggard as
Randolph, David Haynes as Warren and Pam Hopkins
Curtis Jones designed the set with lighting by Joe
Oshry. Ruth Stevens is stage manager and Don Bailey
designed the costumes.
Curtain is at 8 p.m. except for the two Sunday
matinees that start at 2 p.m. The theater is quiet on
Tickets are $10 each or $45 for the five-play sea-
son at the theater located at Gulf Drive and Pine Av-
enue in Anna Maria City.
The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m and
also an hour before the performance. Phone 778-5755
for more information.
A timely finish
Four years of time and patience went into this cross-stitch Nativity scene by Holmes Beach resident Liz
Adams. She finished and framed the five-panel piece just in time for the holidays this year. Her hobby is
creating artwork by counted cross stitching that requires counting each stitch in a piece offabric, then
sewing each stitch beginning from the center and working your way out. She ran across this design six years
ago and spent time on it after work and weekends. Says Liz, "It was a challenge. I did it because it was there.
Just like climbing a mountain." Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
New seniors program at Island
An innovative, group-support program designed
to help those over 55 years of age meet challenges of
their senior years will be offered in eight three-hour
sessions during the month of January at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
"A Time for Me" (ATFM) will meet from 9 a.m.
to noon, Mondays and Thursdays from Monday, Jan.
6, through Friday, Jan. 30, as part of the Center's Fam-
ily Foundations Resource Program. The fee will be $25
per person for the entire program.
Facilitator Vince Devitt is a retired Canadian jour-
nalist and government press secretary whose participa-
tion in the program several years ago developed into
training as a peer counselor. He and his wife Pat spend
their winters on Anna Maria Island.
"This program helped me sort through all the
changes that came tumbling into my life, including
widowerhood, marrying a southern lady, retirement
land establishing new homesteads," says Devitt.
Among those who will benefit from ATFM are
early retirement candidates, widows and widowers,
former caregivers and other healthy and energetic men
and women over 55 desiring guidance for making good
use of their time and talents including suggestions for
restructuring their lives.
Program goals include helping seniors more effec-
tively manage and enhance life situations; become
more aware of their strengths, skills and values; learn
more effective ways of communicating and relating to
others; expand their awareness of options; and set goals
as they move from one plateau to another.
For more information on "A Time for Me" or other
Family Foundations services at the Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria, call 778-1908.
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Knee high, too high?
By Pat Copeland
"Knee high by the Fourth of July" indicates the
height of corn in the field to midwesterners. Here on
Anna Maria, knee high is more likely to be a reference
to lawns in Holmes Beach.
Frustrated by the lack of a measure to determine
when the height of grass is a nuisance, Code Enforce-
ment Officer Bill Kepping asked council to set limits
for him to enforce. Councilwoman Carol Whitmore
recently introduced a draft ordinance that set the maxi-
mum height at 24 inches.
"This will trigger a code violation and a possible
fine," she explained. "You might like the grass at less
than two feet but we have to think of our drainage
ditches and swales that the public works department
Councilman Ron Robinson suggested two heights
- 12 inches for lawns and 24 inches for ditches and
"The problem with setting a standard at that (based
solely on height) is you can find many lawns under two
feet that are extremely unsightly and a home for ver-
min," Mayor Bob VanWagoner noted. "I would like to
see some variation."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney asked if
Kepping or any employees of the public works depart-
ment had been consulted on the proposed height.
Whitmore said she gave public works a copy but
has not received any comment from the department.
City Clerk Leslie Ford said the department mows
vacant lots four times a year and to keep the height at
12 inches would be virtually impossible during the
Robinson suggested increasing the number of
mowings per year and charging residents more for the
Ford said the department's manpower is limited
and it might be impossible for employees to take on
additional mowing work.
Whitmore said she would consult with Kepping and
public works employees and report back to council.
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Anna Maria City to consider
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By David Futch
Anna Maria City commissioners are expected to
begin clearing up language in the city's land develop-
ment code when they meet at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan.
Some simple changes include replacing "chief of
police" with "law enforcement officer" in some provi-
sions because the city has no chief.
Instead, the city uses Manatee County Sheriff's
Department "law enforcement officers."
Another change would allow the city to eliminate
a $75 fee charged to people who want to vacate a pub-
lic street or alley or other place used for travel.
If the change is approved, the city would then come
up with a fee schedule to cover the administrative and
advertising costs of vacating a street or alley, accord-
ing to Planning and Zoning Board Committee Chair-
man Tom Turner.
"The $75 fee doesn't cover advertising and admin-
istrative costs," Turner said. "These changes to the
building code were meant to clean up the verbiage in
the ordinances. Most things are minor. There's nothing
Turner, Public Works Director Phil Charnock and
City Clerk Peg Nelson came up with the changes and
Turner presented them Dec. 17 to commissioners so
they could study them over the holiday break.
"Cleaning up the code should make it less confus-
ing. A lot of the terms meant nothing, things like 're-
quired minimum yard area,'" Charnock said. "We want
to change it so people can better understand the code."
If someone wants to have a street or alley vacated,
there must be proper notice of a public hearing.
As the code reads now, the city requires 15 days
notice. The proposal is to change it to 10 days notice
in accordance with Florida law for public hearing no-
tices, Turner said.
Included in the changes, the term "front setback"
would be replaced by "required mininum yard area"
with regard to four-foot fences at the front of homes
and six-foot fences at the side and rear.
Another addition to the code requires that acces-
sory buildings such as sheds meet minimum setbacks.
The portion of the development code dealing with
building heights says "no building or structure or part
thereof shall exceed 37 feet as measured from the
crown of the road to the highest point of the roof."
A proposal would add, "For prefirm structures the
maximum height can not exceed 27 feet."
Prefirm structures are any older buildings or
homes with the living area on the ground level.
Postfirm structures are those built with an elevated liv-
ing area to FEMA standards commonly 13 feet
above sea level.
"It places restrictions on older homes," Turner
said. "This would limit living quarters to two stories
in prefirm homes."
Anna Maria City Commissioner Robert McElheny
said the height restriction for prefirm homes is the only
change in the building code that concerns him.
He said the way he understands the proposed
change, the 27-foot-height requirement is to prevent
anyone from building a three-story house in the city.
Another change eliminates a beautification ele-
ment requiring landscaping around 16-square-foot
"It's not going to require you to have to put in a
small shrub or bush under a freestanding sign," Turner
said. "It eases that restriction."
Commissioner George McKay said there are only
two major proposed changes to the code.
The first is a recommendation to amend the code
to allow people to do minor repairs of less than $500
without having to pay a design professional to draw up
The other is the proposal regarding the 27-foot
maximum height requirement for prefirm or older is-
land homes not built on stilts.
"The other changes are not detrimental to anyone,"
McKay said. "Other than the height change and the
structural engineer, there's nothing major."
Clay artist Debron
Anna Maria City re-
ceives an award for her
pottery creation in clay
titled, "My First Tea
Set, at the Longboat
Key Art Center's Annual
Members' Show held
recently. Islander Photo:
Courtesy of Debron
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Well, I had enough of Madonna long ago. Then the
hype about the birth of her yet-unseen child came along
- as if no other woman had ever given birth.
Now, every channel, every entertainment program
and even Sunday Morning, the most kind-hearted of
news programs, has launched into a feature-film length
review of Evita, Madonna's latest assault on the silver
I've seen so many clips, I feel as though I'd seen
the movie in its entirety. I'm over it. Especially after
repeated showings on Christmas Day of Oklahoma and
Carousel, musicals that wear out my patience for sing-
ing and dancing in the streets at the drop of a hat.
But, have you seen Michael? No one bursts into
song among the Iowa cornfields (well, only once and
even then it's not much of a song until they get to the
country bar in an appropriate singing and dancing at-
mosphere) in this witty, intelligent, sensitive, tender
movie that brings archangel Michael as close to real-
ity as a bad (albeit loved) houseguest.
You should know by now (Thank you for reading
The Islander Bystander, "Islander Quinlan writes
screenplay for 'Michael,' Dec. 25), as reported by Is-
lander reporter David Futch, that the originator and co-
author of the screenplay, Jim Quinlan, lives in
Bradenton Beach. He was already highly recognized in
the area for his former column and stories in the
Quinlan and his wife Connie were guests of honor
at a neighborhood party at the home of Jo-Ann and
newly elected Bradenton Beach Commissioner Dan
Goodchild last week. The occasion to mark the release
of the movie with its writer and the opportunity to
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portrayed in the movie was one of the holiday
season's finest offerings.
The Goodchilds offered Michael-related prizes for
answers to a trivia questionnaire they compiled. See
how you fare with answers to these questions from the
plot of the movie. (P.S. No prizes.)
1. What scent did Michael emit?
2. What two things did Michael invent?
3. What was the name of the newspaper
[character] Quinlan worked for?
4. What kind of cereal did Michael eat?
5. What was the name of the hotel where
6. What was the name of the bank which
7. Where was the bank located?
8. How did Sparky get his name?
9. Name Dorothy's three husbands.
10. What two sights did Michael want to
see on the way to Chicago?
11. What was the circumference of the
ball of twine?
12. Which psalm did Michael write?
13. What were the two favors that
Michael called in?
14. What was Michael's mission?
15. What was Quinlan's favorite kind of
16. What was Dorothy's hobby?
17. In total, how many times was Michael
able to visit Earth?
18. What type of plastic surgery did
Huey's wife have?
19. What was Dorothy's real profession?
20. What was the name of the hotel which
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Jim Quinlan, the writer, answered questions for the
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Trout" author Pete Dexter. It's obvious the characters
are drawn from Quinlan's experiences at various news-
papers and the National Enquirer. It's clear Quinlan
maintained his sense of humor (and reporter note-
books) throughout his past exploits.
It's also obvious Quinlan has a heart and more
stories to tell.
End of what?
Friends on the Internet passed along this list of
headline mutations, a list depicting various media,
newspapers, and magazines and such, and how they
would report the end of the world.
USA Today: We're Dead
The Wall Street Journal: Dow Jones Plummets as
National Enquirer: O.J. and Nicole, Together Again
Playboy: Girls of the Apocalypse
Microsoft Journal: Apple Loses Market Share
Victoria's Secret catalog: Our Final Sale
Sports Illustrated: Game Over
Wired: The Last New Thing
Rolling Stone: The Grateful Dead Reunion Tour
Reader's Digest: 'Bye
Discover Magazine: How Will Extinction of All
Life As We Know It Affect the Way We View the
TV Guide: Death and Damnation: Nielson Rat-
Ladies Home Journal: Lose 10 lbs. by Judgment
Day with our New Armageddon Diet!
America Online: System temporarily down. Try
calling back in 15 minutes.
Inc. magazine: Ten Ways You Can Profit from
Microsoft's Web site: If you didn't experience
the rapture, download software patch rapt777.exe.
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Year in Review
By Michelle Timpanaro
This year seemed to be a time of change out
with the old and in with the new. It was finally time to
take off those rose-colored glasses and look at things
from a new perspective. Dedication and teamwork pre-
vailed ... it's easier to get things done when we do it
Despite the odds, 1996 turned out to be a year of
awareness and rejuvenated community involvement.
Islander of the Year: Katie Pierola, mayor of
Bradenton Beach from 1985-95, received The Islander
Bystander's first official "Islander of the Year" award
Pierola played an instrumental role in the beach
renourishment program and the prevention of construc-
tion of a new Cortez megabridge.
New limits: After a serious accident along Gulf
Drive at 81st Street, a recommendation from Holmes
Beach Police Chief Jay Romine prompted approval of
a speed limit reduction. Romine also recommended
adding $2,100 to the 1996-97 budget to include the cost
of installing flashing light posts at the intersection. To
date, the flashing lights have not made an appearance.
To ban or not to ban: At hearings held in January
by the Florida Marine Fisheries Commission a vote
favored a live shellfish ban by 4 to 1.
After striking a compromise in February, MFC
recommended a limit of two live shellfish per person
per day from waters off Manatee County. By March,
the ban was unanimously approved by the governor
She's out of there: Darcy Lee Marquis says she
was forced to tender her resignation to the newly in-
stalled president of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce, Robert Hinds.
Board members Doug Wolfe and Carol Williams
disputed the dismissal, claiming that Hinds did not
handle the situation properly. When all was said and
done, Marquis' resignation was approved.
Merger: The proposal outlined by Building Offi-
cial Whitey Moran to merge the Bradenton Beach
building department with public works was unani-
mously approved by the council members.
Areas involved in the consolidation included plan-
ning, zoning, building, code enforcement, streets and
roads, maintenance, sanitation and parks and recre-
The merger never happened and Moran resigned in
Controversy rises: When the proposed new city
complex came up for discussion at a Holmes Beach
council meeting, controversy rose over funding sources
and other more important needs.
Many agreed that there were more important issues
to worry about, like an elementary school that could
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In May, a boat being fueled at the Bradenton Beach Marina burst into flames. No one was seriously injured in
the incident, but the boat was totally destroyed. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
use some fixing up.
On-stage: The Island Players kicked off a nine-
show production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?" on Friday, Jan. 19, 1996.
Sold: The 15,000 square foot Anchorage Restau-
rant (formerly Fast Eddie's Place) that lay vacant for
10 months on Bay Boulevard and Pine Avenue in Anna
Maria was reportedly purchased by Casco Bay Restau-
rant Group. The buyers took over operation of the Anna
Maria City Pier for a short time but the deal never con-
summated and the principals have since disappeared.
Election results: With 53.7 percent of the votes,
Chuck Shumard was elected mayor of Anna Maria
City. He replaced one-year incumbent Dottie
McChesney. Doug Wolfe was elected for another term
and newcomers Robert McElheney and Elaine Burkly
won commission seats.
No support for megabridge: The Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation's proposal to build a high,
fixed-span bridge to Anna Maria Island was rejected by
Florida Division of Administrative Hearings officer
Meale documented that the bridge construction
would, "destroy acres of seagrass, jeopardize water
quality, endanger the already-endangered manatee,
adversely affect the estuarine resources of Sarasota
Bay, and detract from the Island ambience."
A dieselfuel leak resulted in about 700 gallons of fuel entering into the ground and Anna Maria Sound in
Cortez in March. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Appointment: Larry Tyler of Tyler's Full Scoop
Ice Cream was appointed to the Anna Maria Fire Con-
trol Commission by Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles. Tyler
succeeded George Jackson, who retired from the board.
Cold, but crowded: The fourth annual Bridge
Street Festival was a success despite windy, chilly
weather. Many bundled up to beat the cold and cos-
tumes were adapted to suit the inclement weather.
Resignations: Bradenton Department of Planning
and Development director, Jerry West, bailed out
Bradenton Beach when building official Whitney
Moran put in his resignation. West provided a tempo-
rary building official for Bradenton Beach, at no cost,
until a replacement was found.
Also in Bradenton Beach, city council members
voted 3 to 1 to have Mayor Leroy Arnold resign imme-
diately, citing possible lawsuits, civil rights violations,
sexual harassment of employees and failure to attend
Although the council vote for Arnold's resignation
was not binding, several residents showed up at subse-
quent council meetings, expressing their support for the
Election results: Bob VanWagoner was elected
mayor of Holmes Beach, beating out incumbent Rich
Bohnenberger and Mike Heistand.
Ron Robinson was elected to serve on the Holmes
Beach City Council, and Carol Whitmore was re-
Anchorage amendment: Anna Maria city attor-
ney Jim Dye took action to amend Anna Maria's alco-
holic beverages ordinance in order for the Anchorage
restaurant to reopen under new ownership.
Holmes Beach, Florida 34218: The official mail-
ing address for home delivery in Holmes Beach
Since home delivery began around 1970, the postal
service lumped Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
mail together under one zip code: 34217. The new zip
code, 34218, was assigned to accommodate Holmes
Beach residents who wanted to identify the city where
Permit denied: Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch
Director Chuck Shumard was denied a state marine
turtle permit. His group of 65 volunteers were left with-
out means to provide protective services for sea turtle
during nesting seasons for the first year since 1981.
Shell ban now law: A ban on taking more than two
live shellfish from coastal waters of Manatee County
was unanimously approved by Gov. Lawton Chiles and
the cabinet. Excluded from the ban were oysters, hard
clams, sunray venus clams, scallops and coquina. The
ban took effect in July.
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REVIEW, FROM PAGE 14
Keeps getting smaller: Plans for a Holmes Beach
City Hall complex began in February as a $1.2 million
project. After refining the plan, architect H. Patterson
Fletcher cut the size of the proposed complex from
12,000 to 9,900 square feet and cut expenses down to
Renovations: The Manatee County Public Beach
concession building became an eye-catcher with a fresh
coat of pastel pink paint.
In addition to painting the building, the county
added new stucco and lighting fixtures on the outside
of the building, installed new windows and flooring
and lighting on the inside. The entire project cost about
Ambulance service: Elected officials and public
safety providers lined up to oppose a new plan for a
county ambulance service which would call for "Peak
Demand Staffing," presented by Public Safety Direc-
tor Mike Latessa at a fire commission meeting.
Appointment: Joseph E. Duennes was confirmed
by the Holmes Beach City Council as the new public
works supervisor/building official.
Underestimated expense: In an attempt to fill the
vacancy of certified building official, the Bradenton
Beach City Council decided to run ads in daily news-
papers serving Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and
Tampa. Overwhelmed at the estimated cost for adver-
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heated discussion and disagreement, the Holmes Beach
Code Enforcement Board found owners of the Anchor
Inn not guilty of violating the city's noise ordinance.
Fuel spill: A diesel fuel leak dumped an estimated
700 gallons of fuel into the soil surrounding under-
ground tanks at the Cortez Fishing Center and Trailer
Park and into Anna Maria Sound.
Workers spent many hours collecting contami-
nated soil from the waterfront end of the property.
Reeling in the big ones: Capt. Glenn Corder took
Team Galati fishermen to first place in the Sarasota
Sport Fishing Club's Gulf-to-Bay Classic tournament
on March 23.
George Reuss boasted four winning fish, a 21- and
19-pound red grouper and two mangrove snappers
weighing four and three pounds each. Also fishing with
the team were Chris Galati and Richie Gupton.
The day the music died: Mayor Bob VanWagoner
announced he would crack down on all Holmes Beach
bars including the Anchor Inn, Turtles Bar and Grill
and D.Coy Ducks, which have been the subject of noise
VanWagoner threatened to enforce a city noise
ordinance which prohibits the operation of loudspeak-
ers between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. on week-
days and 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. on weekends.
Hold the hall: VanWagoner put a halt on the city
hall plans in Holmes Beach. VanWagoner said he
wanted to get more input and do further research before
proceeding with the plans.
Easter riot: Bradenton Beach police officers,
called to investigate a traffic accident at Coquina
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to duke it out.
Before the incident was over, more than 40 people
joined in the fight, and a crowd of about 1,000 on-look-
ers gathered. No one was seriously hurt but the two
motorists were arrested.
No more RVs: Bradenton Beach City Council
members agreed to proceed with an ordinance prohib-
iting RVs from Cortez Beach.
Anchorage to reopen: The purchase and reopen-
ing of the 15,000-square-foot Anchorage restaurant
became reality when Anna Maria City Commission
voted four to one to amend the law that could have
dampened the spirits of prospective buyers Anthony
and Angela DeFeo, directors of the Casco Bay Restau-
Sarasota Bay receives acclaim: Marine experts
from Belize, Jamaica, Korea and Thailand came to
Florida to study Sarasota Bay specifically to see
how the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program was
able to produce and implement a strategy to restore and
sustain the Bay.
Dining outdoors: Despite protests from neighbors
of Crabby Bill's (now Back Bay Steakhouse) and the
Anna Maria Island Centre shops, Holmes Beach City
Council agreed to send a draft ordinance, submitted by
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore, to the city attorney to
allow outdoor dining.
Whitmore said the request for a change was
brought to her by the owner of Paradise Bagels in the
shopping center on East Bay Drive at Gulf Drive. The
owner put tables and chairs outside for smokers but
was cited by the code enforcement officer because the
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Trespassers beware: The Holmes Beach City
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ters owners of boats remaining in the city's T-end
canals along Marina Drive.
The city had sent letters to the owners of all boats
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agreed to spend $3,700 to enter into a stormwater man-
agement agreement with Manatee County.
Anna Maria also joined the county stormwater pro-
gram. "We really had no other option, the program
would have been much too costly to implement on our
own," explained Public Works official Phil Charnock.
A quilt of knowledge: In celebration of National
Women's History Month, children in Anne Russell's
fifth grade class at Anna Maria Elementary each con-
tributed a fact sheet about their favorite famous
As the project developed, students decided to work
together and make a paper quilt of all their reports. The
Squilt was later put on display at the Island Branch Li-
brary during April.
Turtle Watchers don't give up: Suzi Fox of Anna
Maria applied to the state to take over the turtle watch
program after former director Chuck Shumard was
denied a permit.
The permit enabled the Anna Maria Island Turtle
Watch to provide protective services for sea turtles
during nesting season, May to October.
Ambulance services postponed: A controversial
plan which included Peak Demand Staffing and would
limit ambulance service to the Island during non-peak
periods was put on hold for two years.
Crowned queen: Tracey Jo-Ann Moynihan, 18, of
Holmes Beach, was crowned queen of the Florida Heri-
tage Festival at the formal DeSoto Ball.
A new form of government: The Holmes Beach
Charter Review Commission had a lengthy discussion
on the pros and cons of a city manager form of govern-
"Our city, with the budget it has, should have a city
manager. We need to take politics out of government
and put expertise back in," explained former Holmes
Beach Mayor Charlotte Long.
Beach brawls mean more backup: Police patrols
and sheriff s deputies on horseback were increased for
Memorial Day weekend after a fight broke out along
the Palma Sola Causeway, leaving five men injured.
Another fight on Coquina Beach Easter Sunday
gave police officials good cause for stepping up patrols
on all local beaches.
Fox approved for turtle permit: Suzi Fox of
Anna Maria received word from the state that her ap-
plication to be the principal permit holder for the Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch was approved.
Only those authorized by the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection are allowed to tamper in
any way with the hundreds of nests that typically are
laid on Anna Maria Island beaches each season.
Hurricane exercise: With Hurricane Zelda bear-
ing down on Tampa Bay, emergency agencies sprang
into action. For the first time since the county began
holding hurricane "exercises," the Island cities elected
to participate through the Island Emergency Opera-
As the imaginary Zelda swept past the Island, the
Agencies simulated reaction to a storm surge of 12 feet,
inundated buildings and tumbling trees. Emergency
managers learned to deal quickly with situations in-
cluding having at least 100 people missing.
Up in flames: Terry Sullivan had just finished
gassing up his 28-foot Bertrum at the Bradenton Beach
Marina when "a fireball shot out of one of the engine
inspection hatches." Flames quickly engulfed the boat,
leaving Sullivan's wife with second and third-degree
After the sandpipe system broke at the marina and
the pipe busted in half, firefighters, marina workers and
-' volunteers formed a brigade to drag coupled lengths of
100-foot hoses to reach the end of the 285-foot dock.
No megabridge, at least for now: Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection Secretary Virginia
Wetherell ordered that no dredge and fill permit be is-
sued for the construction of a high, fixed-span bridge
-.to replace the existing Anna Maria Island Bridge at
Manatee Avenue linking Holmes Beach to the main-
Her ruling effectively killed the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation plans to build a 65-foot-high
bridge to the Island.
New ideas: Mayor Bob VanWagoner asked the
Holmes Beach Charter Review Commission to post-
pone further discussion of the city manager form of
government until he had time to offer his comments.
The previous practice of gathering sea turtle eggs and placing them in turtle hatcheries, as pictured, was
discontinued on the Island in 1996. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
Even though he had only been in office a short
time, he explained that he had become aware the city
had some serious administrative problems.
VanWagoner blamed the problems on a failure to ad-
dress the issues in the past.
Robbery: Two gunmen held up the Citgo store on
Gulf Drive. An unidentified customer who entered
unknowingly was ordered to the floor and robbed of
personal belongings, according to Holmes Beach De-
tective Sergeant Nancy Rogers.
Brockman on board: After serving as interim
executive director of the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce for four months, Mary Ann Brockman,
a former board member, was selected to manage the
Starting from scratch: At a council meeting,
Mayor Bob VanWagoner suggested the council shelve
the architect's plans for a new city complex and appoint
a building committee to come up with a new plan.
More chaos on the beach: In what seemed to be
a new holiday tradition on the Island, more than 50
police officers responded to a fight on Coquina Beach
on Memorial Day. Two men were arrested, charged
with inciting the riot, and the beach was closed for the
rest of the day.
Rental agreements: The Holmes Beach City
Council agreed on minimums of 30 days in the R-1 and
R-3 districts and 14 days in the R-2 district.
A 30-day minimum in the R-1AA district (Key
Royale) and a seven-day minimum in the R-4 district
(mostly south of Manatee Avenue) were already in
place through other ordinances.
Patient robber: A man waited in line to rob the
First of America Bank on Manatee Avenue in Holmes
Beach around lunch time on June 12.
His patience paid off when he made away with
more than $2,000. He was identified by a hidden video
photo published in The Islander Bystander and con-
victed in December.
Hollywood in Cortez: Twentieth Century-Fox
motion picture company chose Sarasota and Cortez for
scenes in its moder-day adaptation of Charles
Dickens' "Great Expectations."
Several interior and exterior Cortez locations were
chosen to be included in the biggest major movie pro-
duction ever shot in the Sarasota-Bradenton area.
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City Council proposed banning personal watercraft
within 150 feet of most of the south side of the Palma
Sola Causeway, devoting the area exclusively to swim-
A compromise "no wake" zone was suggested, but
no final decisions were made.
Valuable painting blown away: An oil painting
of George and Martha Washington, valued at $15,000,
was destroyed by the Manatee County Hazardous
Materials Unit following the discovery of a strange
unmarked package in the car of an Island resident af-
ter parking near the Holmes Beach Post Office.
An X-ray of the box revealed a lot of nail-shaped
metal, so the final determination by bomb squad offi-
cials was to open the box by way of a small charge
It turned out the owner of the painting had placed
the package in the wrong car, a model closely resem-
bling his. He filed an insurance claim for his policy
limit: damages of $300,000.
No EMS changes: Many Islanders were outraged
when a memo to EMS employees ordered the imple-
mentation of a new plan called Flexible Unit Deploy-
ment. The plan closely resembled Peak Demand Staff-
ing which was suggested and rejected earlier in
County commissioners held a public safety sum-
mit, and assured residents there would be no changes
in the county's ambulance service without full discus-
sion by the board at an open meeting.
Write-a-law winner: Amy Wingerden, a fifth
grader at Anna Maria Elementary School, won first
place in the Holmes Beach City Council's annual
Wingerden's law stated that all children over the
age of 10 should be able to vote on certain issues like
the environment or recreation issues that directly
relate to them. Wingerden said she believes that chil-
dren need to be responsible and understand what is
going on in their community.
Libel suit threatened: At a Holmes Beach Coun-
cil meeting, Council Chairman Luke Courtney threat-
ened to sue the authors of a newsletter circulating in the
The enraged Courtney called the newsletter pure
trash, filled with half-truths, innuendoes and outright
lies regarding his motel business. "I intend to proceed
with a libel action against the authors," promised
Vigilant Islander: Holmes Beach resident and fire
commissioner John VanOstenbridge warned Islanders
to keep fighting the emergency service changes.
Although the county promised not to make any
changes in the EMS service for the next two years,
VanOstenbridge is assured that the county will try
again and again to implement other plans, such as the
Flexible Unit Deployment Plan which was also delayed
due to technical problems.
For the rest of the year in review
please look for the Jan. 8 issue of
The Islander Bystander.
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 18, trespass warning, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria City Pier. The complainant issued a trespass warn-
ing to the subject.
Dec. 20, assistance, Willow Avenue and North
Shore Drive. The officer on patrol found an elderly sub-
ject in her vehicle, which was out of gas and had a low
battery. The subject was disoriented and thought she was
in Lakeland, Fla., where she lives. Relatives were advised
of her whereabouts and safety. She was taken to a motel
until relatives could come for her.
Dec. 21, domestic, 100 block of Third Street South.
The complainant reported the subject threw her clothing
outside. The officer noted the subject was intoxicated and
abusive to him and the complainant and refused to leave
the residence. The officer talked with the subject further
and he agreed to go to a motel for the night.
Dec. 20, suspicious, 102 68th Street, Beach House.
The complainant reported a person unknown hit the sup-
port column in the carport with a vehicle.
Dec. 20, traffic, 2700 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
ficer stopped the subject for having an expired tag and she
couldn't produce her registration. She said she didn't have
a tag because she couldn't afford insurance. The expired
tag was not registered to any vehicle. A check showed her
driver's license was suspended. The officer confiscated
her driver's license and the tag and issued two sum-
Dec. 21, driving with license suspended, 4100 block
of Gulf Drive. The officer on patrol heard a vehicle crash
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and observed the subject's vehicle off the road. The driver
was bleeding from the nose and lip but didn't want EMS
to respond. The officer administered field sobriety tests
which the subject was able to perform. A check revealed
the driver's license was suspended, and he was cited for
DWLS and driving too fast for road conditions. The ve-
hicle was towed to his residence.
Dec. 21, vandalism, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported a person unknown broke a garage
window. Damages were $30.
Dec. 21, noise, 5300 block of Gulf Drive, Holmes
Construction. The officer, investigating a noise complaint,
found a Christmas party in progress with a live band out-
side. He advised the subjects to be quieter.
Dec. 21, traffic, 43rd Street and Second Avenue. The
officer on patrol stopped the subject for failure to use his
turn signal. A check revealed his driver's license was ex-
pired. The officer issued a summons and transported him
Dec. 22, noise, 7700 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
plainant reported a vehicle with a loud radio. It was not
Dec. 23, assistance, 6306 Gulf Drive, Blue Water.
The officer assisted a subject in locating her relatives to
alert them of a family emergency.
Dec. 24, theft, 5313 Gulf Drive, Eckerd's Drug
Store. The officer responded to a report of a subject shop-
lifting and found the subject in the parking lot with the
items. The manager signed a waiver of prosecution.
Dec. 25, suspicious, 5300 block of Marina Drive.
The officer on patrol observed the subject cutting palm
fronds from the city's trees and asked him what he was
doing. He said he was a tree expert and was cutting the
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palm fronds as a service to the city. The officer advised
him that the trees are city property and any cutting will be
done by city employees.
Dec. 25, theft, $6.55 in gas, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo.
*Dec. 25, theft, $10.55 in gas, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo.
Dec. 25, suspicious, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported two subjects causing a distur-
bance and asked to have them and their vehicle removed.
The officer located one subject in Anna Maria and noted
he was too intoxicated to drive, but he said he would have
a friend move his vehicle. The second subject was not
Dec. 26, suspicious, 500 block of 77th Street. The
complainant reported the subject was operating a personal
watercraft at high speed in a no wake zone. The officer
spoke to the subject who said the vehicle was malfunction-
ing. The officer advised him to get it repaired or stay out
of the no wake zone.
Dec. 26, vandalism, 3001 Gulf Drive, Wedebrock
Real Estate. The complainant reported a person unknown
shot the window with a BB gun.
Dec. 26, noise, 500 block of 72nd Street. The com-
plainant reported loud noise from a party. The officer
noted that the party had just ended.
Dec. 27, suspicious person, 5400 block of Holmes
Boulevard. The complainant reported a subject yelling
loudly. The officer located the subject who was intoxi-
cated and said he recently moved to the town to live with
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Cortez cruising; boats on display this weekend
By Paul Roat
While regular Outdoor Perspectives columnist
Bob Ardren is visiting the Great White North last
we saw the temperature hadn't risen to zero yet at his
Minnesota destination I'll try to hit a few of the
outdoor highlights that are happening in and around
Cortez cruises start again
Here's a way you can see some fun things, gain
some insights into our fisher past and come away
with a good time all in one day.
The Cortez Village Historical Society is con-
ducting three-hour narrated cruises every Monday at
10 a.m. from January through March aboard the
Miss Cortez. The trip will take up to 125 passengers
along the fishing docks of Cortez, into Tampa Bay
for a panoramic view of the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge and along the Anna Maria Island shoreline
and then into the mouth of the Manatee River near
the DeSoto Monument.
Expect to see white pelicans, dolphins, manatees
and all sorts of other bay life. The cruises will be
narrated by Dr. Mary Fulford Green, granddaughter
of the first pioneer settler of Cortez.
The first excursion is scheduled to leave Jan. 13.
Cost is $10 per person and the Miss Cortez features
a snack bar with beverages, sandwiches and
munchies. Group tours are encouraged to schedule
The boat loads at 9:30 a.m., with departure at 10.
The boat is docked at 4330 126th St. W., Cortez, just
north of Cortez Road between the Annie's Bait and
Tackle and the Seafood Shack restaurant. Informa-
tion, call 794-1223.
Longboat Key, not even halfway through a
beach re-renourishment exercise, has been told by its
beach consultant that an additional 55,000 cubic
yards of sand will be needed to replace sand lost to
Tropical Storm Josephine.
Beach guru Dr. Cliff Truitt suggested the sand
be stockpiled just north of mid-key. And stockpiled
it was, to the tune of about three stories which effec-
tively blocked the view of several low-level condo-
miniums during the holiday season. The sand was
later moved and the beach leveled with the addi-
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As you may remember, Longboat Key went
through a beach renourishment project several years
ago using extremely fine-grained sand. Much of the
sand promptly washed away, leaving beachfront
homes and condos as vulnerable to storm-driven
waves as before the project began.
Boat show this weekend
What's being billed as another "nautical extrava-
ganza" will come to the Manatee Civic Center in
Palmetto this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This
boat show has an added bonus over most of them -
admission is free.
Marinas and boat manufacturers from the area
and beyond are expected to show off their finest
stuff at the three-day event. Also included with the
new and used boats will be exhibits of nautical gear.
Hours for the boat show are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5
"Monday Night at Mote," a video and lecture
series, will resume Monday, Jan. 6, beginning at 7
p.m. and continue through April 7.
Lectures by top speakers will cover different
marine science fields. This year's top'cs range from
deep sea diving exploits to sharks with big brains to
the hunt for giant squid.
In addition, Mote will offer adult marine sci-
ence courses taught by Mote scientists, volunteers
and educators based on research conducted at the
Winners in the Dec. 21 horseshoe games were Ron
Pepka and Bill Starrett, both of Anna Maria. Runners-
up were George Landraitis of Anna Maria and Gene
Snedeker of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the Dec. 28 games were Bill Cooney
of Bradenton Beach and Gene Snedeker of Holmes
Bridge Street Pier a Cafe
(at end of Bridge St. on pier)
SAlum-A-Vator Boat Lifts
] MARINE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING SPECIALISTS
(silt screens used on all jobs)
TIMBER DOCKS BARGE SERVICE
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Manatees get holiday gifts, too
A pair of manatees that call Mote Marine Labora-
tory home will have a new home by February a
70,000-gallon manatee habitat, compliments of David
and Jane Allen.
The Aliens are underwriting the new manatee tank,
which is specifically designed for manatees with a shal-
low-water animal care area, specialized filtration sys-
tem and four 10-foot by five-foot viewing windows.
There will also be educational displays and information
on current manatee research.
David Allen is owner of the Boatworks, a boat
dealership in Bradenton and Englewood, and is on
Mote's board of trustees.
Hugh and Buffett, as the sea cows have been
named, came to Mote from the Lowry Park Zoo in
Tampa in May 1996.
Mote officials say they still can use some financial
assistance to defray costs of keeping the two marine
mammals, which consume 1,036 heads of romaine let-
tuce, 70 heads of cabbage and countless pounds of car-
rots and kale per week. Call Mote at 388-4441 to help.
laboratory on such topics as marine biodiversity,
marine science technology and environmental sci-
The courses will begin Tuesday, Jan. 7,
through June 1. Reservations are required for the
classes and space is limited.
For information and cost about both programs,
call the laboratory at 388-4441, ext. 316 or 417.
Mote Marine Laboratory is located at 1600 Ken
Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.
Beach. Runners-up were George Landraitis of Anna
Maria and John Spiller of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every Satur-
day at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005
There are no membership fees.
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Grouper, sheepshead, mangrove snapper tearing it up
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Sheepshead, black or gag grouper and mangrove
snapper fishing continued their hot run last week.
Redfish are being caught but they're way up inside
Terra Ceia Bay.
Mackerel, blue fish and flounder also being caught
Bradenton Beach Pier Georgia said they have
been catching grouper, flounder, snook and sheeps-
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said with the weather
straightening up, a lot of black grouper are being
caught in shallow water.
Anna Maria City Pier Gary said they're catch-
ing a lot of sheepshead using fiddler crabs, oyster crabs
and shrimp. A few sea bass, bonita and mackerel are
hitting in the afternoon.
Rod & Reel Pier Dick said anglers are catch-
ing sheepshead, drum and a few bonita.
Miss Cortez Sue said their four-hour trip aver-
aged 120 head of Key West grunts and porgies. Their
six-hour trip got 150 head of grunts, porgies, mangrove
snapper and a few black grouper. Their nine-hour trip
average 75 head of black grouper, mangrove and lane
Capt. Mark Chapman on the Neva-Miss reports
he fished Vernon Nash of Dayton, Ohio, who caught
five legal gag grouper from five to eight pounds and six
mangrove snapper weighing up to four pounds in 60
feet of water.
Capt. Phil Shields on the Reef Reacher said an-
gler Rick Bero caught his limit of red snapper and a few
legal grouper. Phil said grouper fishing is excellent
Capt. Rick Gross said he has been getting redfish
and snook in the bay and sheepshead and triggerfish on
the artificial reefs.
Capt. Mark Bradow reports a few redfish around
the docks and a lot of sheepshead around Egmont Key.
Capt. Tom Chaya said mackerel and blue fish and
a few flounder were caught on his boat.
Capt. Thom Smith said he found redfish way up
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Jan 2 5:53 1.1 11:00 0.6 6:19 1.8 -
Jan 3 7:38 1.0 1:09 0.3 6:57 1.9 11:42a'0.7
Jan 4 9:21 1.0 2:14 0.1 7:37 2.0 12:21 0.9
Jan 5 10:48 1.1 3:07 -0.2 8:19 2.2 1:03 1.0
Jan 6 11:53 1.2 3:56 -0.4 9:02 2.3 1:55 1.1
Jan 7 9:48p* 2.4 4:44 -0.6 12:42 1.2 2:44 1.1
NM Jan 8 10:36p* 2.4 5:26 -0.7 1:20 1.2 3:34 1.1
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
Longboat Key resident Scottie Stoddard got into
redfish recently. She fishes alot at least once a
week -from her wheelchair aboard her handicap
accessible pontoon boat with her favorite charter
captain, Mike Heistand.
in Terra Ceia Bay and mackerel in front of the bay.
Thorn's also catching some nice snook.
Captain's Marina Mark said some of the
people at Captain's brought back black grouper to 10
pounds and some big mangrove snapper.
Island Discount Tackle Bill said grouper
fishing remains excellent 10 to 12 miles offshore.
Further out, amberjack are hitting and in the bay
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sheepshead are the best.
Skyway Fishing Pier Some lucky fisherman
caught a monster seven-pound mangrove snapper.
Flounder are coming in good and there are still a few
nice grouper and some small ones. A legal sized cobia
also was caught last week.
On my boat, Magic, we caught triggerfish to
four pounds, sheepshead to five pounds, flounder to
four pounds and a few keeper grouper. Offshore,
grouper weighing up to 12 pounds were caught in 50
feet of water.
Auxiliary to offer power
A course in power boating skills and seaman-
ship conducted by Coast Guard Auxiliary instruc-
tors will begin at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, at
Flotilla 81 Training Center, 4208 129th St.,
Cortez, north of the Seafood Shack Restaurant.
The course includes legal requirements,
boat handling skills, navigation, weather and
VHF radio operation. Classes will run for three
weeks on Tuesday and Thursday. Tuition for
the course is free and materials and textbooks
are available at the center at a nominal cost.
Many marine insurance companies recog-
nize completion of the seamanship course as a
basis for premium discounts.
Candidates successfully completing the
Basic Seamanship course are eligible to join the
Coast Guard Auxiliary. However, boat owner-
ship is not a requisite for membership. Men and
women enjoy equal status in the auxiliary.
Members volunteer time on seagoing safety
patrols, stand radio watch, and are at the fore-
front of providing education and training for
advance safe boating skills.
For further information about the Coast Guard
Auxiliary and courses and to register for the power
boating class, call 778-5800 or 722-6971.
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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.
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Very large 3BR/3BA home in mint condition.
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water. Cathedral ceilings, wrap-around deck and
total privacy. 2BR/2BA, close to beaches in the
city of Anna Maria. Don't miss this one! $269,000.
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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
$177,500. Reduced to $172,500.
Broker General Manager
Invites you to contact our rental
and sales professionals for any
of your real estate needs.
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Offices Located in:
Anna Maria Island Palmetto
Longboat Key Bradenton
S2 o 2BR/2BA with dock
and davits. Central
Holmes Beach, this is
the buy of a lifetime at
Sandy Greiner or
IMMACULATE 2BR/2BA home in Paradise Bay Estates.
Furnished. A 55+ community near bay and beach. Call
Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner.
DUPLEX OR HOME in quiet location close to beach. Very
clean with lots of personality. Fenced yard, gazebo, rare
fruit trees. $159,900. Yvonne Higgins.
JUST 1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH! Elegant "newer" 3BR/
2.5BA home. State-of-the-art kitchen and baths. Quality
throughout! $449,000. Ask for Don Schroder.
RARE 3BR/3BA TOWNHOUSE. 2 master suites, eat-in
kitchen, lots of storage. Clubhouse, exercise room, pool,
tennis. $113,000. Ask for Karen Schroder.
SOpposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
SHOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
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DISTINGUISHED KEY ROYALE RESIDENCE amidst lush
tropical setting. Wonderful island style living. 3BR/3B, pool,
dock and davit. $350,000. Traute Winsor, 727-7074. R18284
EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-story
townhouse, 2 heated pools, tennis, docking privileges. Situ-
ated on a lovely lagoon leading to the bay. $139,900. Dick
Ring, 748-7937. C13626
BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE. 3BR, eat-in kitchen, combina-
tion living/dining rooms. 1 BR/1B on first floor. Master and sec-
ond suite upstairs. Elevator, 40' slip on sailboat water. Work-
shop. $269,900. Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. C11680
2.4+ ACRE WATERFRONT MASTERPIECE. 5BR/5-1/2B
residence boasts 8,700 sq. ft. +/- plus servant's quarters,
European design, travertine floors, granite counter tops,
grand terrace and balconies capture views of Tampa Bay.
$2,999,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R12291
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 Keegan, 723-3929. R18579
GULF TO BAY COMPLEX. Fabulous view on ICW. 2BR/2-
1/2B condominium with 2-car under-building parking. Eleva-
tor and stairs secured. Heated pool and private beach.
Live-in manager. $145,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. C19009
TWO-PARCELS. Multi-use duplex, zoned C-2 commercial
and lot, 90' by 100' +/-. West side of Gulf Drive, only steps to
the beach. Duplex perfect for owner occupancy, 2 families,
seasonal rentals or investment. Lot on Gulf Drive could sup-
port retail, restaurant or professional. Can be sold separately.
$385,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. D15843, L15844
On Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach.
Contact our rental specialists at
951-6668 or 1-800-881-2222.
ANNA MARIA. Seasonal, elegant and charming single
family home. 2BR/2B, den, second level, bay view.
$3,500 per month.
Exceptional properties, exceptional service.
Call us for your property management needs.
Property Management Team
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* 1BR/1BA, apartment $1400 mo
* Key Royale, 3BR $3300 mo
* 2BR/2BA, Sarasota $2000 mo
* 2BR/1BA, Beachview $1600 mo
* 2BR/2BA with boat dock $850 mo
* 3BR/2BA, Brd.-House $900 mo
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KEY ROYALE Gracious living overlooking
private golf course. Maintenance free grounds,
deep water canal, 3BR/2BA split plan, Florida
room overlooks large dock. Meticulously cared
for by original owner. $244,900. Call Dick
Rowse 778-2003 eves.
CONVENIENT LOCATION Walk to beach,
shopping and restaurants from this charming
refurbished 2BR/2BA home. Large deck,
fireplace and pleasant surroundings. $135,000.
Call Pat Thompson 778-6439 eves.
WATERFRONT CONDO 2BR/1BA, first floor
unit with 2 screened porches and 2 boat docks.
Turnkey furnished. $63,500. Call Marion Ragni
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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NEW LISTING OF THE WEEK!
Anna Maria multi-level home with 3BR/
3BA, over 2,600 sq. ft. and gated entryway.
Excellent rental potential! $199,900.
NEW PERICO BAY CLUB LISTING! Beautifully
decorated 2BR/2BA unit shows like a model! Good
annual rental income in a fabulous community with
amenities galore! $124,900.
SEASIDE GARDENS elevated apartment close to
boat ramp, tennis court and library! Great rental
history and steps to both beach and bay! $79,900.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT Spacious and bright
3BR/2BA home with newer seawall and dock with
davits. Move in condition! $249,900.
A REAL ISLAND GEM! Anna Maria 4BR/3BA
canalfront home with hardwood floors, fireplace, pool,
dock and davits and much more! $395,000.
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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ONLY STEPS TO THE BEACH
Three bedroom, two bath, turnkey furnished home with view
of Gulf and only steps to the beach. Inground heated pool,
garage, nice sized bedrooms and living room. $154,900. Lynn
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.
DIRECT GULFFRONT Two bedroom, two bath, turnkey
furnished unit in Pelican Cove Resort Besides Gulffront, it also
has a bay view. Great rental history. Boat dock too. $140,000.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
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.
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
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TIFFANY 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, elevator. $185,000.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK *MVP Seller will entertain offers
between $130,000 $160,000. 2BR/2BA, lushly land-
scaped backyard, enclosed lanai, garage, potential for
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, heated pool, private
beach, desirable 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 pro-
tected inlet. #TDY18532.
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Leading Edge Society 778-5427
Lowest priced Imperial
House condo with view of
the bay. Seller motivated for
a quick sale. Asking
Carol S. Heinze
Certified Residential Specialist
BAYFRONT TRIPLEX Direct bayfront with
private dock. Beach just steps away. Tucked
away on a cul-de-sac. Tropical setting 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 offers between $330,000 $410,000.
#18944. Call Debbie Thrasher eves. 778-3395.
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Island property sales
5300 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 106 Martinique
North, a Gulffront 2bed/2bath 1,051 sfla condo built in
1971, was sold 12/3/96, Abgott to Lange, for $155,000;
600 Manatee Ave. W, Holmes Beach, 222
Westbay Cove, a 2bed/2bath 1,200 sfla upstairs condo
built in 1977, was sold 12/3/96, Strauss to Currie, for
$134,000; original cost in 1978: $52,500.
101 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, the old gas sta-
tion built in 1925 and converted into a surf shop and
then into a restaurant in the late 1980s, two stories now
at 2,760 sf, was sold 12/10/96, Neubauer to Nationwide
Financial for $320,000 who then sold to Rossi for
$277,000; list unknown.
111 Tern, Anna Maria, a 9,100 sf canalfront lot,
African pompano: 24-inch minimum size limit;
two-fish per person or vessel (whichever is less).
Amberjack: 28-inch minimum fork length, 3-
fish daily possession limit.
SBlack drum: 14- to 24-inch slot limit; 5-fish
daily possession limit; cannot possess more than
one of more than 24 inches.
Black mullet: No minimum length; 50-fish limit.
Bluefish: 12-inch minimum fork length; 10-fish
Cobia: 33-inch minimum fork length; 2-fish limit.
Dolphin: 10-fish daily possession limit.
was sold 12/13/96, Rao to Mischker, for $130,000; list
207 71st St., Holmes Beach, an elevated 912 sfla
2bed/2bath/2cp 1/2 duplex built in 1987 on a 3,150 sfl
lot, was sold 12/10/96, Johnson to Wolf, for $133,000;
2706 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,382
sfla 3bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1977 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 12/9/96, Congdon to Clark, for $107,000;
listed for offer between $110-130,000.
3703 5th St., Holmes Beach, 2 Seacrest II, an elevated
1,100 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1985, was sold 12/
13/96, Kaeding to Cascio, for $117,500; list unknown.
7100 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 117 Nautilus, a
ground-floor 969 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1973, sold
12/12/96, Petchauer to Dever, for $159,900; list $165,000.
* Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate bro-
ker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander Bystander.
Flounder; 12-inch minimum length; 10-fish
Grouper (gag, black, red, yellowfin,
yellowmouth, scamp): 20-inch minimum length; 5-
fish limit; no harvest of Nassau grouper allowed.
Jewfish: Closed. Illegal to possess.
Kingfish: 20-inch minimum (fork length); 2-
fish daily bag limit. Bag limit in Gulf-Atlantic fish-
ery reduced to 1 when federal waters closed to
Mangrove snapper: 10-inch minimum; 5-
Permit: 10-to-20-inch slot limit; 10-fish bag
limit; cannot possess more than one fish of
more than 20 inches.
Pompano: 10-to-20 inch slot limit; 10-fish
bag limit; cannot possess more than one fish of
more than 20 inches.
Redfish: 18-to-27 inch slot; 1-fish daily
possession. (No closed season.)
Sea bass: 8-inch minimum; no bag limit.
Shark: Daily bag limit of one per person,
two per vessel (whichever is less); the harvest
of sawsharks, sawfish, basking sharks, whale
The Island Poet
As New Year's Day approaches we are all so
full of cheer,
That somehow in all our struggles we've got
through another year.
And feel we must celebrate and have a drink
But somehow you lose count as the drinks
keep coming through.
And when it comes time to leave, don't leave
that place alone,
Be smart enough to ask a friend to see you
And if you can't find a sober friend be sure to
take a cab,
'Cause you're too nice a person to end in the
morgue upon a slab.
sharks and spotted eagle rays is prohibited.
Sheepshead: 12-inch minimum size limit; 10-
fish bag limit.
Snapper: 14-inch minimum on red snapper;
16-inch minimum on mutton snapper; 12-inch
minimum on cubera, dog, silk, queen, mahogany,
blackfin and yellowtail; 10-inch minimum on gray
or mangrove snapper; 8-inch minimum on vermil-
ion and lane snapper. Bag limit 10 daily (no limit
on lane or vermilion). Limit may not include more
than 5 mangrove daily or 5 red snapper daily.
Snook: 24-inch minimum length; closed Dec.
15 Jan. 31 and June, July, Aug.; cannot pos-
sess more than one fish of more than 34 inches;
2-fish total limit.
Spanish mackerel: 12-inch minimum length;
Speckled trout: 15-to-20-inch slot limit; 5 fish
limit; cannot possess more than one of more than
20 inches. Season closed in Nov. and Dec.
Tarpon: No size limit; 2-fish limit; requires
$50 tarpon tag to possess or kill.
Tripletail: 15-inch minimum size limit; 2 fish
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CARDIO GLIDE Aerobic Rider exercise machine.
$100 OBO. Call 778-6923.
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.
WESTINGHOUSE WASHER and electric dryer, 5
years old. $150 pair. Whirlpool gas dryer with 100 lb.
tank. $150. Call 778-4228.
KING SOFT-SIDE WATERBED with baffles, brass
and gun metal head and foot board. $200 OBO.
Glass top rattan dining table and four chairs. Call and
leave message. 778-5245.
GOLF CLUBS LEFT HANDED: Set Browning
440's includes irons 3 PW, woods 1, 3, 4, 5, putter,
bag and cart $225. Dunlop 1, 3, 5 metal woods $45
set. Dunlop jumbo driver $25. Wilson irons 3,5, 9 $5
each. Call 778-9309.
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.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE $15 for arts & crafts,
flea market, garage sale or whatnots. Privateers
Thieves' Market, Jan. 11, Holmes Beach City Hall
Field. Call 778-5777 for information.
HAVE YOU LOST A CAT on the Island in the past
year that hasn't been recovered? Let's find out why.
Please call 778-2085.
FULL GOSPEL CHURCH Harvest Chapel Christian
Fellowship being formed now in Northwest
Bradenton. For organizational meeting and start date
YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman.
8-week classes begin Jan. 13. Beginning and
intermediate 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.
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
"CRACKER'S CRUMBS," is a collection of stories and
newspaper columns guaranteed to delight
newcomers, 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.
Circulation in The Islander Bystander is 15,500 papers ,distributed weekly on
Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Cortez, Perico, Flamingo Cay and along Mana-
tee Avenue and Cortez Road in Bradenton. Two daily newspapers combined
deliver only an approximate 3,700 papers to Anna Maria Island.
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ISLAND RESIDENCE Spacious 5BR/
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.
COQUINA MOORINGS Exceptional
top floor unit with spectacular views of
bay and Gulf. Upgraded appliances, 2
balconies and spacious floor plan.
Pool, deep water dockage and across
from wide sandy beach. Offered at
$199,900. Call Ed Oliveira at 778-1751.
BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls)
- We come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only).
'72 OLDSMOBILE, one family owners. $500. Call
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.
CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
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.
22' SAILBOAT WITH swing keel. Sleeps four. Honda
outboard, radio, Loran, galley, head and extra sails.
$3,250. Call 798-9099.
BOAT DOCK FOR RENT deep water, easy access
water and electric at dock. Holmes Beach. 778-5963.
BOAT DAVITS FOR RENT in Holmes Beach. Water,
electricity, parking. $100 mo. Call 778-8582.
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.,
RETAIL SALES part or full time. Non smoker. Apply
in person at 10010 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
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.
DELI AND CASHIER help needed full and part
time. Several positions and shifts available. Please
apply in person prior to 3 pm or pick up application
anytime. Jessie's Island Store, 5424 Marina Drive,
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
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BAYFRONT DUPLEX With fabulous
view, spacious floor plans and a short
walk to the beach. Turnkey furnished.
2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large deep
water dock. Offered at $389,000. Call
Dave Moynihan eves. 778-7976.
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n Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778.1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
l AND SATISFACTION
Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353
WILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
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STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
G.R. SULLIVAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Specialists in Hurricane Resistant
New Construction Remodeling Rennovation
25 Years Experience ( LL Licensed & Insured
References 794-3260 Lic RR 0047996
by REXB. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years of Local References 778-
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ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
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HELP WANTDCni nudl .,,* ETL
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
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
JEWELRY REPAIRS custom designs. We can turn
your old gold into beautiful new jewelry. Tue. Sat.,
10 5. Closed Sun. & Mon. Golden Isle Jewelers
401A Pine Ave., Anna Maria. 778-4605
MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app.,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.
"THE PERFECTIONIST" cleaning with perfection!
Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at 778-0064.
IRONING DONE sheets to shirts. Fast service. Island
pick-up and delivery. Smoke free environment. Ref-
erences available. Phone 778-2085.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
DOCTORS FRANK & LISA LANZISERA, Chiroprac-
tors. Treatment for neck and low back pain,
headaches, sciatica, ruptured discs, fibromyalgia. 15
years experience. Free consultation. 794-3344.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
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
VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 778-5455.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION. Remodeling
specialist. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
JIM TRAVIS CONSTRUCTION Remodeling, room
additions, decks, baths, kitchens, repairs. License
#RR0066842. 779-2129, Jim.
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.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION CO. Residential &
commercial. New construction or remodeling. In-
sured. Lic. # CGC 058-092. Call 778-5354 or pager
PROFESSIONAL PAINTER 12 years experience.
Interior/exterior, excellent Island references, no
mess. Call Don at 778-3456.
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, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available Mar. & Apr. at $1,300
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA apartment. Nice and clean.
Walk to beach. Small pet OK with deposit. (941)
HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS Immaculate, nicely
furnished 1 and 2BR apartments. Week, month or
season. Stones throw to beach. Reasonable rates.
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>- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N Z): Wed & Sun.
!- Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Irriga-
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>- Car owners can wash their vehicles anytime as long as
they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle.
3- Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors allowed for
ten minutes daily.
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CUTE AND COZY 1BR/1BA turnkey furnished with
porch and deck. One half duplex. Only $300 wk.,
$1,000 mo. Call Gulf-Bay Realty at 778-7244.
CHARMING 2BR/1BA apartment, washer/dryer
hook-up, super Holmes Beach location. Annual $625
QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME directly across from
beach. 2 units available Dec. Apr. 2BR/1BA $1,500
mo., 1BR/1BA $1,100 mo. 778-8200.
HOLMES BEACH APARTMENT just remodeled.
2BR/2BA, elevated, near beach and shopping. $650
mo. annual. 778-0217.
LATE CANCELLATION Seasonal rentals now avail-
able at Westbay Cove and Westbay Point and Moor-
ings. 2BR/2BA turnkey units. Call Old Florida Realty
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT fully equipped, 2BR/
2BA, charming interior, sun deck. No pets. Wk./mo./
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA detached elevated du-
plex apartment in Holmes Beach. No pets. $750 mo.
plus utilities. Washer and dryer included. 778-2993.
1BR APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. Unfurnished,
$500 mo. Quiet, private location. Annual lease.
1BR APARTMENT Holmes Beach, short walk to
beach. Available seasonally. $3,300 for 3 months.
SEASONAL LARGE 1BR/1BA, clean, treshly
painted. One block to each, shopping. Tile/wood
floors, private deck. $350 wk., $1,200 mo. Call
NOfrTH BEACH VILLAGE seasonal or annual.
Lovely 3BR/2.5BA, garage, furnished. No pets. Call
LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION 1BR/1BA furnished
beach bungalow. Gulffront, private beach. $450 wk./
$1,150 mo. 778-1086.
ON THE GULF 1BR apartment available Jan. 15.
Private beach, cable TV, clean. Seasonal by the
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR house with fenced
backyard, washer/dryer, carport, screened porch,
Mexican tile. Available Feb. 1. $1,500 mo. Call 778-
8221. Pets considered.
NORTH HOLMES BEACH Seasonal, turnkey fur-
nished, ground floor, 1BR apartment, 100 yards to
Gulf. Call 778-5617.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA,
exclusive north end. Fireplace in top floor master
suite. Deck, patio, tropical garden. $1,200 wk.,
$3,000 mo. 778-0990.
WANTED 1 OR 2 STALL GARAGE to rent in
Holmes Beach on a yearly basis if possible. Call
WANTED VACATION HOME RENTAL near or
Gulffront, middle two weeks of March. 2 or 3BR for
three retirees. Call (508) 336-2201.
OFFICE FOR RENT 315 58th Street, Holmes
Beach. $160 mo. Call John Huth at 778-2206.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by owner.
Priced at $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for appointment.
OWNER SELLING ELEVATED HOME in Anna
Maria City. 2BR/2BA, 2 living rooms, garage, work-
shop, storage, warranty. $197,000. Call 778-4543 to
IRONWOOD CONDO 5th floor, on golf course. 1BR/
1.5BA, partly fumished. $55,000. By owner, 794-3687.
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/2BA home on Lake LaVista. Pool,
quiet cul-de-sac, near beaches. Call 778-9107.
DEEP CANAL HOME OWNER 3BR/2BA, living
and family room, large lot, unique design. 517 71st
Street. $199,900. Appointment, call 778-7999.
COUPLE WANTS TO BUY home on Key Royale
canal. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage. Room for pool. Un-
der $300,000. Cash. 387-9122.
631 FOXWORTH 3 OR 4BR/3.5BA, 3,000 + sq. ft. with
263 ft. of exquisite, panoramic view, sea wall protected.
30 x 28 living room with natural brick fireplace, 18 x 23
kitchen and eating area. $589,000 as is. 778-7837.
624 FOXWORTH, Key Royale. 3 large bedrooms,
2.5 baths, split design with southern exposure, liv-
ing room, dining room, eat-in kitchen. 2,642 sq. ft.
under roof with new seawall and boat dock.
$289,500 as is. 778-7837.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
m All real estate advertising herein is subject
to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it il-
legal to advertise "any preference, limita-
tion or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or intention to
make any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Fa-
milial 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 advertising for real estate which is
in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that
all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination
call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing im-
paired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.
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A HOST OF SINS
BY BRYANT WHITE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
1 Attack severely
7 Sweet, dark
14 Saw-billed duck
18 Dutch city on the
23 Girl, informally
25 Noted Riverdale
26 Insanity and
30 Some wts.
32 Silver coins of
35 Bossy remark?
36 Spanish arm
37 Rat Pack
44 Make, as bread
45 Captain of the
47 Sugar source
49 Victim in a 1932
51 It comes from a
55 Division of a
56 List shortener
63 Writers Meyer
64 One who wails
65 Other: Fr.
66 "The Dark at the
Top of the
from a drummer
70 Prepares, in a
73 Help the cause
84 First name in
85 Charles, e.g.
87 Suffix with
88 Schubert piece
92 Bargain hunter's
94 Axis divisions
96 Tropical tree of
98 Popular cocktail
102 Hold off
103 Blows to
104 Rouge roulette
105 Some beans
107 Like most gates
2 Worm for bait
3 One of the
4 Head of
5 One of L.B.J.'s
6 Mystery author
8 "This is !"
9 1948 Hitchcock
10 South of Mexico
11 "-- live and
12 Cheryl and
19 Year St.
20 They undergo
27 Ones votingyes
34 Plot to plant
35 "The Ten
38 Where Triton is
41 United Nations
47 Feldspar, e.g.
49 Horned Frogs'
50 Solo in space
51 Come together
52 Arapaho foe
river or delta
58 Celtic Poseidon
61 Man of courage,
68 Emerson of
70 Wine shipment
73 Kind of
78 Suitable for
81 Ready to ambush
82 The East, en
83 Broke a rule of
90 Just touch
74 Branch railroad, 80 Chariot-driving 91 Pioneer in
e.g. Greek god medicine
92 Macarena and
93 Jacob's first
94 Opposed, in
100 Singer Sumac
101 Overseas title
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3BR/2BA. Vaulted ceilings, great room,
spacious kitchen with island. Plenty of room for
a pool. Good selection of fruit trees. Call Mary
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$97,500 Bay and wetland views, turnkey fur-
nished, covered parking and pool. Small com-
plex, close to beach and shopping. Call Dick
Maher or Dave Jones.
ELEGANT AND EXCLUSIVE $305,000
Stunning 3BR/2BA townhouse on a tranquil
island with spectacular views of Sarasota Bay.
Pool tennis and jogging in a resort-style
atmosphere. Call Bob and Penny Hall.
BAYFRONT CAGED POOL $395,000 KEY ROYALE $199,500 Well maintained
3BR/2BA home with gorgeous view of and decorated canalfront home on prestigious
Intracoastal waterway. Pad & boat davits on Key Royale. Private dock and only minutes
canal side. Cul-de-sac. Very private. Large lot. away from Tampa Bay. Call Dick Maher or
Call Helen White Dave Jones.
VIEW OF BAY FROM ALL WINDOWS!
$145,000 Downstairs corner unit 2BR/2BA, tile
entry, kitchen and baths, entry is glassed and
living room extended. Berber carpet, domed
kitchen ceiling, seven ceiling fans. Call Bob or
I i Rhnroen
POINTE WEST VILLA $66,900 2BR/2BA
located in a private community, club house,
pool, security system refrigerator, A/C, hot wa-
ter heater, one year old. New screened porch.
Call Paul Martin.
KEY WEST ON TERRA CEIA BAY
$529,900 Florida living at its best. Open floor
plan, gourmet kitchen, fireplace, French doors,
tiled verandah, sandy beach, boat dock and lift,
four-car-plus garage. Call Rose Schnoerr
CANALFRONT $59,900 2BR/1.5BA
townhouse with available boat dock and court-
yard REDUCED for quick sale. Call Chard
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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS- FROM
$130,000 Anna Maria Island finest complex.
Featuring heated pool, tennis courts and private
boat docks. Short walk to beach & shops Two
and three bedroom units.
ESPLANADE ON THE BAY $695,000
Mainland beauty house on Sarasota Bay, 4BR/
2BA plus two half baths, fireplace, newly glass
enclosed 30x12 porch. Only three years old.
Owner financing. Call Rose Schnoerr
PERICO BAY TOWNHOUSE $124,900
Lovely townhouse end unit. Two master bed-
room suites with fireplace overlooking bay. Ga-
rage, 24-hour guarded community. Call Donna
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