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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


IISLANDER


Noise


ordinance


may violate


constitution

By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
City Attorney Patricia Petruff warned the Holmes
Beach City Council against passing a controversial
amendment to its noise ordinance.
In a letter to council Petruff said she discovered a
recent case interpreting Lee County's noise ordinance
in which "the court ruled that the 'plainly audible' stan-
dard in the Lee County ordinance was unconstitu-
tional." Holmes Beach's proposed new ordinance con-
tains the same phrase.
The council planned to have the second reading of
the ordinance this week.
The amendment reads, "The operation of any ra-
dio, television set, instrument, phonograph, machine or
other devices producing or reproducing sound in a
manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet
from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is
located shall be a prima facie evidence of a violation
of this section."
In the Lee County case, the Second District
Court of Appeals ruled that the ordinance was "an
overly broad restriction against the right of free
speech provided for and protected by the First, Fifth
and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of
the United States."
The court noted that the Lee County ordinance
did not define the crucial term "plainly audible" so
as to secure against arbitrary enforcement. The court
further noted that the term represents a "subjective
standard prohibiting a volume that any individual
person within the area of audibility happens to find
personally disturbing."
Several provisions of the ordinance were also in-
validated for vagueness under the due process clause
of the Fourteenth Amendment.
"The traditional standard of unconstitutional
vagueness is whether the terms of a statute are so in-
definite that men of common intelligence must neces-
sarily guess at its meaning and differ as to its applica-
tion," said the court.
Petruff said she found it interesting that the same
court left intact the portion of the ordinance which
made it unlawful to produce sound "in such a manner
as to cause noise disturbance so as to disturb the peace,
quiet and comfort of the neighborhood and vicinity
thereof."
Following Petruff's warning, Mayor Bob
VanWagoner told council, "While we await better
language, the existing paragraphs of the present or-
dinance continue to apply, including that section
(which would have been replaced) against operating
musical instruments making unnecessary noise be-
tween 10 p.m. and 7 a.m."
VanWagoner also pointed out that the portion of
the Lee County ordinance left intact by the court is
nearly identical to a portion of the city's ordinance
which prohibits "unnecessary or excessive noise
which unreasonably annoys, disturbs, injures or en-
dangers the comfort and repose of others within the
limits of the city."
Meanwhile, friends and foes of the ordinance are
marshaling support.
Bar, restaurant and club owners have received calls
urging them to come to the meeting to oppose the or-
dinance.
On the other side, an anonymously produced flyer
has appeared in local stores urging those who are con-
cerned about unnecessary noise in their neighborhoods
to attend the meeting.


Helmets
now the
law for kids
Shaunna Rogalshi, 10, a
fifth grader at Anna Maria
Elementary School, said
she got a new helmet for
Christmas because the one
she had was too large -
just in timefor the new
law that went into effect
S Jan. 1. The new law
requires all children
younger than 16 wear a
*"' helmet while riding a
bicycle. Holmes Beach
Police Lt. Dale
Stephenson said officers
will hand out warnings to
violators in 1997 but fines
go into effect in 1998.
Stephenson said parents
who cannot afford to
purchase a helmet for
their child may be eligible
to receive one of the
remaining helmets left
over from the fall bike
rodeo by calling him at
778-7875. Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


Dueling groceries in


Holmes Beach?


By David Futch and Paul Roat
Six months of Holmes Beach property accumula-
tion may be concluded this month as four sites on East
Bay Drive are eyed by investors considering originat-
ing another grocery store there.
The properties include Air & Energy, the Dry
Dock Inn and adjoining mini-storage facility and a va-
cant lot between the businesses in the 3500-3600 block
of East Bay Drive just south of Island Foods.
The investors are rumored to include Florida Sen.
John McKay and others from the Jacksonville area.
McKay was in Tallahassee for committee hearings this
week and did not return Islander Bystander calls.
Stewart Moon of Air & Energy said he's been in
discussion for about six months with McKay. If the
deal is finalized and the papers signed, Moon said Air
& Energy would relocate in Holmes Beach.
David VandeVrede, who owns the Dry Dock/mini-
storage property involved in the McKay deal also owns
the Holmes Beach Mini Storage at 3018 Avenue C in
Holmes Beach. He said he has hopes of letting Air &
Energy move into his Avenue C facility should the land
deal on East Bay Drive go through.
"There are negotiations going on and they have
been for about six months," VandeVrede said. "I asked
what the intent was and wasn't told."
Kelly Niemoth, who runs the front desk at Island
Foods, said a real estate agent from A Paradise Inc. in
Holmes Beach approached Island Foods owners four
months ago about buying the Island's largest food store.
"The rumors are just now flying around," Niemoth

it's 'commissioner' now
By the way, there's a new title for Bradenton Beach
elected officials that has gone into effect as of the first of
the year they're a commission, not a council, now.
Part of the changes within the city's charter that took
effect Jan. 1 was the change in name for the city's elected
officials. "Commissioner" is a gender-neutral title that is
more wieldy that the sometimes-awkward "Councilman"
or "Councilwoman" or "Councilperson" salutations.


said. "It's been on my mind for four or five days."
Niemoth said she talked with the owners Tuesday
morning and was told Island Foods "definitely would
not be sold."
Edwin Blanton, retired assistant director of meat op-
erations for Publix and an Anna Maria City resident, said
he heard rumors of the'land sale and another rumor that
investors wanted to put a food store on the property.
"Sounds foolish to me," Blanton said. "The de-
mographics aren't there. I don't think the Island
could support it."
Publix spokeswoman Jennifer Bush in Lakeland
said the company does not comment on rumors.
Bush did say Publix currently has projects ongoing
in Georgia, South Carolina and in every corner of
Florida including the Tampa Bay area.
"We vacation in Anna Maria and it would be great
news to me (if Publix built a store on the Island)," Bush
said. "I go to the Longboat Key Publix because I'm a
loyal employee."
Mickey Clerc, Winn-Dixie company spokesman in
Jacksonville, mirrored Bush's remarks.
"We are inundated with all kinds of rumors and we
don't comment on speculation," Clerc said. "If nothing
is announced, we won't comment."
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ...................... ......... ............ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
Announcements .................................. .......... 8
Island Poet .................. ....... ........... 9
Stir-it-up .......................................... 11
YEAR IN REVIEW ......................................... 12
Crossword puzzle.................................... 25


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JANUARY 8, 1997


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li PAGE 2 M JANUARY 8, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

A-1 moteliers called to special council meeting


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After years of repeated requests for downsizing
rooms, motel owners in Holmes Beach's A-i district
may finally get their "day in court."
The city council set a special work session on Jan.
21 at 9 a.m. to consider moteliers' requests. The issue
resurfaced during the council's discussions on the pro-
posed ordinance to restrict the duration of rentals in
residential districts.
Councilman Don Maloney said some residents
maintain that the city has a problem with residential
rentals because the motels can't accommodate the
growing number of tourists.


Some of the motel owners say their large accom-
modations no longer suit the market but repeated re-
quests to divide suites into single rooms have been
denied.
"The issue should be settled rather than being an
annual election issue," Maloney noted. "We ought to
be listening to them on a case-by-case basis instead of
shutting them down every time they get up. We have
to face growth and learn how to manage it before it gets
out of hand, not pretend it doesn't exist."
Councilman Ron Robinson said he opposes any in-
crease in density but will listen to individual proposals.
"If someone can come forth with something cre-
ative enough to solve this problem without increasing


density I'll probably be in favor of it," he said.
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said that
through the years the city has decreased density in the
A-1 district from 36 to 22 to 16 to 10 units per acre.
The A-i district extends north from the Martinique
condominiums at 52nd Street to 74th Street and from
Gulf Drive west to the Gulf. It is classified as multi-
family residential/seasonal tourist.
Motels in the A-1 district include Harrington
House, eight units; Harrington House Annex, four
units; Island Plantation, 22 units; Blue Water, 29 units;
Bali Hai, 42 units; Resort 66, 14 units; Sunset Beach,
13 units; White Sands, 14 units; White Sands Annex,
seven units; Coconuts Resort, 18 units.


It's snowing somewhere
in Florida
Just before Christmas Ottavia Oddo, right, an-
nounced at The Islander Bystander office she was
taking the bus with her mother to go somewhere to
see snow. "Where are you going?" we asked. "It
must be snowing somewhere in Florida!" she
replied. Turns out a special promotion at a shopping
center in Bradenton had snow and fun for Florida
kids to enjoy. Ottavia's Island friends are Shailey
Pittman, left, and Tracy Powell, center.


Chair cautions council on Kennedy case


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
In a recent-memo Holmes Beach Council Chair-
man Luke Courtney cautioned fellow council members
about a property rights case involving resident Joe
Kennedy.
Kennedy, who owns two contiguous lots on South
Harbor Drive, has been told by the city he cannot sell
one of the lots. In refusing Kennedy's request, Build-
ing Official Joe Duennes said if one person owns two
contiguous lots, the lots must be combined to fulfill the
requirements established in the 1989 comprehensive
plan. In the plan a single-family lot must be 7,510
square feet. The requirement for a single-family lot
prior to 1989 was 5,000 square feet.
Kennedy filed an appeal of Duennes' decision,
which will be heard by the council. However, no date
has been set for the appeal.
Courtney told council members the case is a land
use matter and council members will be acting in a


What is all this quasi-judicial and ex-parte stuff?
The Florida Supreme Court in 1993 ruled that
rezoning decisions before cities and counties were
quasi-judicial and demanded that no ex-parte commu-
nication between elected or appointed officials and the
public should take place prior to the hearings.
That means that the hearings will be conducted
similarly to a court case, with witnesses being


quasi-judicial capacity.
"The Snyder and Jennings decisions and recent
interpretations of recommended procedures require that
any communication concerning Mr. Kennedy's appeal
be recorded and entered into the record at a formal
meeting," Courtney explained. "This procedure is to
protect Mr. Kennedy's rights so that all information


sworn to tell the truth, testimony being given by
witnesses and cross-examination being allowed.
The court decision also calls for no communi-
cation prior to the hearings between officials, pe-
titioners and citizens. The Florida Legislature later
eased that ex-parte communication ruling to allow
people to talk about the matter, but the talks must
be disclosed at the time of the hearings.


given to the group that will sit in judgment will be
available to everyone."
Courtney cautioned council members that if they
speak to anyone involving this case, they must write
down the date, time, people involved and a brief sum-
mary of the discussion for entry into the public record
at the formal appeal hearing.


Anna Maria seeking grant for Sycamore Street repair


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Gator Asphalt completed a $10,500 Sycamore
Street repair Saturday in Anna Maria City that likely
won't be covered by federal disaster relief funds.
However, the city is applying for a Florida grant
that may offset the cost of the repairs, Commissioner
Robert McElheny said.
Tropical Storm Josephine washed out a dune near
Sycamore causing water to flow beneath the road and
creating a 9-by-30-foot depression.
McElheny said Sycamore Street needed work prior
to Tropical Storm Josephine.
Gator Asphalt was the only bidder on the project.
Anna Maria City Public Works Director Phil
Charock said APAC-Florida Inc. and Gator Asphalt are
the only two asphalt firms in Manatee County. The city
historically has dealt with Gator when fixing its roads.
"Either you go with APAC or Gator or you have to
go outside the area," Charnock said. "If we were talk-


ing about paving several miles of road, we would put
it out to bid."
McElheny said he has a January date with a grant
writer and an engineer in an effort to apply for a
$500,000 Florida Small Cities Community Develop-
ment Block Grant.
If approved, the money will be used on the city's
infrastructure such as roads and drainage, he said.
"Instead of paying city money for road repair and
drainage," McElheny said, "we can get back some tax
money from the state."
Longboat Key may still be in luck in grabbing
some federal dollars to pay for a portion of erosion-
damaged Gulf Drive.
Lacy Suiter, executive associate director for
FEMA's Response and Recovery Directorate, wrote in
a Dec. 6 letter to Sen. Bob Graham that Longboat
Key's request for money is still being reviewed.
"While FEMA has completed the Preliminary Dam-
age Assessment for the Town of Longboat Key, we have


not finished processing Florida's request for the addition
of public assistance in this disaster," Suiter wrote Graham.
"Therefore, the project is not ineligible at this time. FEMA
has not finished processing this request."
Suiter said Graham and Gov. Lawton Chiles would
be notified when a decision is reached.
In a Dec. 23 letter to Longboat Key Town Manager
Griff Roberts, Graham told Roberts that FEMA is still
processing the town's request for help.
Public Works Director Charnock said the city is
saving all receipts from work the city did on Sycamore
Street and all other repairs done in the city in the wake
of Josephine.
"If FEMA releases some funds," Charnock said,
"we'll go after them."
Anna Maria City Commissioner George McKay
said it was his understanding that Anna Maria wasn't
eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency
money because President Clinton did not extend that
help to cities.


Quasi-judicial, ex-parte what?





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JANUARY 8, 1997 M PAGE 3 [E

Would-be robber slashes Domino's employee


An employee of Domino's Pizza, 5604 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, was slashed on the arm by a
robber when he refused to give the suspect his money.
The victim, who had just exited his vehicle in the
store's parking lot, was approached by the suspect who
demanded money. The suspect brandished a knife with


Qualifying for the March 11 Holmes Beach
election begins at noon on Jan. 7 and ends at noon
on Jan. 21. Three posts are up for election the
seats of Council Chairman Luke Courtney and
council members Don Maloney and Billie Martini.
Candidates must be residents of the city' for
two consecutive years and sign a residency certifi-
cate. The signatures of 15 registered city voters are
needed on election petitions.
Council members receive $1 per year plus


It's "chief" for real from now on for John Kintz.
Kintz has been named Longboat Key's new police
chief, a title he's had for the past two months on an in-
terim basis.
A 15-year veteran law enforcement officer on the
key, Kintz takes over from retired Chief Tom Coons.
His salary in his new position will be $58,864 annually.
Town Manager Griff Roberts said he believed
Kintz "provided the best all-around qualifications and
suitability for the position." Roberts lauded Kintz for
his professionalism and "unquestionable enthusiasm
and dedication to the chief's position." Roberts also
said Kintz "will be innovative in providing new ideas


a 3- to 4-inch blade. When the victim refused to give
the suspect any money, the suspect swung at him caus-
ing a 2-inch cut on his arm.
The suspect then ran west on 56th Street and was
not found. The victim was treated by EMS.
The suspect is described as a 5-foot-10-inch


$300 per month for expenses for a total of $3,601.
The filing fee is 1.5 percent of the total annual com-
pensation or $54.02 for council candidates.
Candidate qualifying information may be ob-
tained at city hall, 5901 Marina Drive. All candi-
dates must comply with the Florida Public Disclo-
sure Law at the time of filing.
New residents have until Feb. 10 to register in
order to vote in the election. All city electors will vote
at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive.


in professional law enforcement."
Roberts charged Kintz with the primary responsibili-
ties of acting in the best interest of the town, ensuring that
the police department provides the best law enforcement
professionalism possible, enhancing the qualifications of
staff through example and training, maintaining a "line of
distinction" between the chief's position and others in the
department and keeping the town manager's office well
informed about police matters.
Other finalists for the position included former
Sarasota Police Chief Skip Jolly, Kenneth City Interim
Chief Thomas Webster and Centreville, Iowa, Chief
Ronald Smith.


white male, 17 to 19 years old, weighing 165 to 170
pounds, with a tan face and wearing a white T-shirt,
baggy blue jeans, tennis shoes and a dark bandanna
around his neck.



Anna Maria City
1/14, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
1/16, 7:30 p.m., Code Enforcement Board

Bradenton Beach
1/9, 7 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
class update, clarification of citizen advisory
task force duties, closing of Gulf Drive for
Bridge Street Festival resolution, selection of
citizen advisory committee member to the
Island Transportation Planning Organization,
contractor selection for city pier construction,
discussion of changing time of second
commission meeting of the month, discussion
of formation of public safety committee,
adoption of new state-mandated building
codes, request to obtain citywide property
survey, approval of building official to
pursue code amendment changes with city
planner and commission comments.

Holmes Beach
1/9, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
1/14, 7 p.m., Council work session

Of Interest
1/9, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
special meeting on emergency service
legislation.
1/13, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission,
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
1/15, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Bradenton Beach City Hall.


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A fish by any other name would smell the same


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Commercial fishermen have been known to give
fish names more appropriate than their scientific ones.
Then again, politicians and bureaucrats can take some
of the blame.
Take mullet, for example.
In the late 1960s, Florida politicians and chamber
of commerce types were hell bent on getting out-of-
staters to consume what Floridians knew to be the best
eating fish around. The problem was or so thought
Tallahassee the name.
According to Island native John Holmes, tin-can-
ners thought mullet looked like bullheads, an inedible
northern fish.
So Tallahassee conjured up a more attractive name
and came up with Lisa, Cuban for mullet.
"But they still wouldn't eat them and Floridians
wouldn't eat Lisa either if they thought it wasn't mul-
let," Holmes said. "True southerners wouldn't buy
mullet anyway. They would just catch them."
Snook were once called soap fish because if you
didn't skin them before cooking they tasted like a bar
of soap. Later it was passed off as scamp in fish mar-
kets because fishermen would clean and sell them, but
couldn't call them snook because they're illegal to sell.
That went on for 20 years, Holmes said.
Bonito or bonita used to be called "little tuna,"
especially if a fisherman had a paying customer.
'We never called them bonita when we had a char-
ter," he said. "I took a guy fishing and I told him it was
a delicacy. He didn't know any different."
Here are a few terms for fish often caught off the
Island, compliments of Holmes.
Sheepshead "People from New England called
them convict fish," Holmes said, "which is a good
name for them because their alternating black and
white stripes looked like old prisoner uniforms."
Cobia "Ling or lemon fish. They taste lemony.
Black shark was another term. I've heard the Cortez
fishermen call them carburetor fish cause they said they
tasted like the inside of a carburetor."
Grouper "Anything that was red was a red grou-
per and we used to throw them back because we didn't
think they were any good, had worms in them. We
called black grouper blacks. But we lumped them all
together. We would catch little jewfish and call them
grouper. (The spotted jewfish can reach 700 or 800
pounds. Overfishing in the 1970s and 1980s nearly
made them extinct. They are a protected species now
- no one is allowed to possess one.)

Sharks
According to "A Dictionary of Fishes," Eighth
Edition, 1963, sharks are found in every corer of the-
world and are "vicious scavengers of the deep."
Though no solid proof exists, it is believed that the
largest concentration of hammerhead and tiger sharks
in the world are in Egmont Channel.
Fishermen say their great numbers are the result of
them following large schools of tarpon during spring
and summer migratory routes of the silver king tarpon.
Others believe they follow ships in hoping to pick up
an easy meal from the garbage thrown overboard.
Frank Cavendish, who owned the Rod & Reel Pier
for many years, used to fish for large sharks traveling
through the pass at the north end of the Island. He
would take a chicken or some other dead animal and
put a large hook in it that was attached to a line or
chain. He used a rubber tire as a "shock cord" and tied
the contraption to one of the pilings at the pier. On one


occasion Cavendish caught a 1,200-pound hammer-
head and the picture was printed in a local paper. Ru-
mor has it the chamber of commerce pleaded with
Cavendish to stop catching sharks and scaring off tour-
ists.
The tiger shark also is called the fox shark and
reaches 1,500 pounds.
The mako shark is sometimes called the mackerel
shark. Unofficially, the largest one ever landed
weighed 1,200 pounds and was caught by Al Hack near
Egmont Key.

Pompano
Although pompanos are members of the Crevalle
family, they look so much like their cousins, the jacks,
it is difficult to distinguish them. The resemblance ends
there. As a fish of commercial and sport value, there is
no comparison. The pompano is considered the finest
of all food fish and is referred to as "the fish of kings."
The crevalle is about the poorest of the food fish.
Common pompano is called a cobbler in the Caro-
linas, the California pompano is the butterfish, the
longfin pompano is referred to as Old Wife, and the
round pompano, which inhabit much of the Caribbean
and Gulf, is called small permit. Generally between
two and four pounds, one of the largest ever caught was
landed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1960 and
weighed 12 pounds, eight ounces.
Now for the cousins, the crevalle family jacks. The
crevalle jack is known for his intense fight and is called
the bulldog of the sea. Other names include cavalla,
skipjack, toro, pompano. It's one of the worst-tasting
fish known to man.
The amberjack can be eaten and when smoked has
a pleasant taste and firm flesh. He is called cavilia,
horse crevalle or ulua.
The permit is a jack and is a prized sportfish. It is
also known as big pompano, Key West permit, Mexi-
can pompano and palmeta. At the time "The Dictionary
of Fishes" was published, the world record was 42
pounds, 4 ounces caught near Boca Grande.
In the albacore-bonito group, the common bonito
(bonito is Spanish for pretty) is known as a Boston
mackerel, frigate mackerel, African bonito, little tunny,
boneater, bloater, bonejack and skipjack.


Though no solid
proof exists, it is
believed that the
largest concentra-
Stion ofhammerhead
and tiger sharks in
the world are in
Egmont Channel.
.. Fishermen say their
Als, great numbers are
the result of them
S:: following large
.schools of tarpon
during spring and
summer migratory
routes of the silver
king tarpon. Others
believe they follow
ships in hoping to
pick up an easy meal
from the garbage
thrown overboard.



For mackerel, the Gulf Coast is loaded with Span-
ish mackerel or spotted speedsters. The king mackerel
is called kingfish, cerio, cavalla or sierra.
Snapper common to Island waters include the red
snapper, acara aya, Pensacola snapper, Mexican snap-
per, pargo or Colorado.
Also, mangrove snapper are called gray snapper.
Lane snapper is the same as spot snapper, red-tail snap-
per, biajaiba or silk snapper. Yellowtail can be called
rabirubia.
Black mullet or jumping mullet have the name
striped mullet. The largest on record weighed 23
pounds and was caught by Alonzo Regar of Tampa in
the Gulf off Clearwater. Food value is excellent. They
are vegetarians and because they have a gizzard like a
chicken are considered by some to be a fowl rather than
a fish.
Some of the champion gamefish in the area are the
tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) or silverking, silverfish,
sabalo, savalle, savavila or tarpun.
The waters between Egmont Key and the Florida
Keys come alive each spring and summer when this
majestic leaper that averages 70-80 pounds sends
adrenaline rushes through anglers. The world record is
286 pounds caught in Maracaibo, Venezuela, 40 years
ago. The largest known weighed 383 pounds and was
caught in a net at Hillsborough Inlet in Pompano
Beach.
Dolphin can be called dorado or mahi mahi and are
considered the most beautiful of all fish with its irides-
cent blue-gold skin. Also, they are the fastest fish.
Dolphin have been seen to out-swim a flying fish,
keeping pace in the water with the fish in the air.
Snook have many different names. Robalo or
ravillia are the Spanish terms. Old salts called them
sergeant fish or saltwater pike or soap fish. This is a
saltwater tackle-busting pleaser that takes artificial top
water bait or whitebait or shrimp with a resounding
crash.
Cobia may be the winner in the numbers name
game with a list of monikers that include oceanic cat-
fish, ling, lemonfish, flathead, cubby-yew, crab-eater,
coalfish, cavco, carbio, cabbeo, black salmon and black
bonito.
A fish by any other name would smell the same.


This was the scene on the morning of Jan.
9, 1960, at the north tip of Anna Maria
Island. There were 17 sharks washed up
on the beach after being caught in com-
mercial fishing nets. The shark scene
attracted a crowd of people.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 8, 1997 U PAGE 5 Il


EMS committee continues its study of services


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A special study committee met recently to discuss the
pros and cons of two types of emergency medical service
and study data supplied by Manatee County.
The committee, which includes representatives of the
three Island cities, the Village of Cortez, the fire district
and Manatee County, is currently gathering information
on four options for service the present EMS-based ser-
vice, a combination EMS and fire district service, a fire
district-based service and privatization.
Members compared fire district-based service and a
combination EMS and fire district service. In fire district-
based service the fire department provides emergency
medical service as well as transport to the hospital.
Longboat Key currently provides this type of service.
For an example of a combination service, members
looked at Pinellas County's system. In this system, the
county charges all the residents .727 mill which goes to
Sunstar, a county division. Sunstar then funds each of the
27 fire districts to provide EMS service.
Sunstar charges its residents a fee for ambulance
transport, then pays a company named Life Fleet to pro-
vide the transport. Sunstar provides the vehicles, equip-
ment and supplies and Life Fleet provides employees and
management.
Committee members felt a system like Sunstar would
be impossible to implement unless it was done county-
wide. They felt a fire district-based system would be bet-
ter suited for this fire district.
"If the county would look at something like Sunstar
it would be ideal, but for a smaller system, Longboat Key
has the prototype," Anna Maria Commissioner George
McKay said. "The fire district is already user friendly to
the community. It seems like Sunstar is very corporate
structured and I don't think it would ever work here."
"Both fire district-based service and a combination
service work well, but you have to create a complex sys-
tem to make the combination system work and it's not
within the power of the fire district to create that um-
brella," Cortez representative Steve Barr added. "We
could do a fire district-based service on our own and it
would give us two employees for the price of one."


Fire Chief Andy Price said the biggest drawback of
the combination system is that the two persons on the
ambulance are idle unless they are on a call.
"If we had a fire district-based system, they could be
working and be available to be teaching and instructing the
public," he said. "Eighty percent of what the fire district
does is EMS related and we have to look at that."
Holmes Beach Councilman Don Maloney said if the
district went to a fire district-based system, the district
could use a medi-van driven by volunteers to transport
non-emergency patients. This would free ambulances for
emergencies and also generate funds from transport fees.
Price said a medi-van could also be used to transport
residents to doctor's appointments.

Committee studies data
Committee members studied data supplied by the
Manatee County Public Safety Department on costs of
providing ambulance service and the number and types of
calls on the Island.
To provide two 24-hour ambulances utilizing five
employees per shift for a total of 15 employees the cost
would be:
Ambulance expense $184,230.
Annual personnel expenses $712,000.
Ambulance equipment expense $61,648.56.
Annual vehicle and maintenance expense -
$19,570.08.
Total expense $977,448.64.
The number of calls on the Island were broken down
by time of day, day of the week and types from Jan. 1,
1996, to Dec. 12, 1996.
There were a total of 715 calls. Between midnight and
7:59 a.m. there were 99 calls or 14 percent. Between 8
a.m. and 3:59 p.m. there were 298 calls or 42 percent.
Between 4 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. there were 244 calls or 34
percent. Calls were fairly evenly distributed throughout
the days of the week, ranging from 12 percent on Fridays
to 17 percent on Mondays.
Of the 715 total calls:
271 calls or 37.9 percent required advanced life sup-
port and transport.
118 calls or 16.5 percent required basic life support


and transport.
Five calls or .7 percent required treatment but no
transport.
In two calls or .3 percent the care was transferred to
a family member, physician or friend.
In eight calls or 1.1 percent no treatment was re-
quired.
In 111 calls or 15.5 percent treatment was refused
by the patient.
129 calls or 18 percent were false, for example, a
phantom vehicle accident.
On one call or .1 percent the patient was transported
by private vehicle.
In 20 calls or 2.8 percent the patient was dead on
arrival.
38 calls or 5.3 percent were canceled.
Nine calls or 1.3 percent were for public assistance,
for example, putting a patient back in bed.
One call or .1 percent was for backup to another unit.
Two calls or .3 percent were for standby to another
unit.
Price said the figures are very close to his estimate of
800 calls for the Island and 400 for Cortez for the year.

Writing legislation
Price said the committee needs to determine what
millage rate is needed to support a fire district-based EMS
service. If the committee recommends that approach and
the people vote in favor of it, the county could reduce the
millage rate for district residents by that amount. The taxes
could be then collected by the fire district in order to pro-
vide the service.
McKay asked how long it would take to enact legis-
lation to implement such a plan. Price said if legislation
is put in place now, the plan could be implemented as early
as October 1997. If the plan is voted on, and then the leg-
islation is written, it could take a year and a half to imple-
ment legislation.
"If the voters decide they don't want to go with a fire
district-based system, the legislation won't be acted
upon," Price explained.
Members agreed to go ahead with drafting the legis-
lation and Price completed it last week.


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Codes ease in AM
Contractors and homeowners in Anna Maria City
should be relieved over relaxed restrictions on the
building code and home improvements. Small im-
provements of less than $500 will no longer require
professional engineering -jobs like painting, wallpa-
pering or grouting.
Commissioner George McKay seems to be leaning
toward a $1,000 ceiling and Public Works Director
Charnock has already implemented a $1,000 "relaxed
policy" ahead of commission approval.
A requirement for landscaping around the base of
free-standing business signs is eliminated in the proposed
changes and we can't fathom a reason to eliminate such
a simple element of commercial beautification.
Also planned for code changes is a reduction in the
height allowance for ground-level (pre-firm) homes.
Present codes allow for a height of 37 feet for dwell-
ings in Anna Maria. The proposed code change limits
ground-level homes to a 27-foot maximum height.
If a ground-level home meets all the other require-
ments for remodeling, why is the code board proposing
height restrictions be lowered? Most elevated homes take
advantage of the full height allowance and conse-
quently overshadow neighboring ground-level homes.
SIndeed, some of the code changes facilitate measures
that don't seem to have been a problem in the past -
while other matters wallow in an Anna Maria quagmire.
These changes and others will be addressed during
a first reading at the Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., commission
work session.

A fish is a fish but ...
This week's story on fish names, what they used to be
and why and what they are now was inspired by the 1963
edition of "A Dictionary of Fishes." It came to us along
with an earful of fishing stories from John Holmes Sr.
The first edition of the fish dictionary was published
by the Great Outdoors Publishing Company ("not inc." as
noted on the title page) in -1949. Rube Allyn was the au-
thor of the extensive fish classifications and Jim Weakley
provided hundreds of illustrations to go them.
Around Anna Maria, tall stories abound when it
comes to fishing. None were so great as those spun by
the late Frank Cavendish, past owner/operator of the
Rod & Reel Pier.
One of the largest shark catches ever in this area was
a 20-foot-plus white shark nailed by "Sharkey" Holbrook
off the north end of Longboat Key in the 1940s.
Sharks from the Gulf waters around Anna Maria
make for great fishing, they can make great eating if
you cook them right, and as for stories ... we haven't
heard a really good one since Cavendish quieted down.
And we haven't lost a tourist yet. True story.


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JANUARY 8, 1997 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 8
V Publisher and Editor
Bonner Presswood
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June Alder
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This may concern you
This is an open letter to citizens and property own-
ers in the City of Holmes Beach.
If you have or know anyone who has adjoin-
ing properties, whether they are vacant or improved,
conforming or non-conforming lots, it would be in your
best interest to attend an upcoming city meeting per-
taining to this issue.
It concerns contiguous and adjacent property (va-
cant or improved). Over 50 percent of the lots in
Holmes Beach are currently non-conforming.
If you would like more information please call me
at 778-0019.
Joe Kennedy, Holmes Beach

Shumard: Why switch
on bridge stance?
For Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard: Your
words went west. They got lost in the Gulf breezes.
Your actions went east and found their way to a
vote for the megabridge at the MPO.
When your promises evaporate and your actions
add concrete to the replacement plans you campaigned
against, you betray the trust bestowed on you.
May I ask, on what grounds or for what reasons
- you have cast not just your vote, but the Island
community's vote, for the MPO's five-year plan in-
cluding a megabridge to Anna Maria Island?
Ann Shaw, Holmes Beach


Beach cleanup should be
prompt not prompted
This is for Marge Kennedy in response to her re-
sponse to my letter regarding the cleaning of the
beaches after red tide and storms.
I do indeed care about the crabs, fish, pelicans
and all our shore birds. I am an avid protector of our
environment and especially anything that concerns
our Island and have been since I moved here 18
years ago.
It is not a mania to see an effort made to clean the
beaches when they begin to smell. After many tele-
phone calls on each occasion, the results most of the


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time are satisfactory. However, I feel there should
be a plan that is acted upon without prompting cer-
tainly not daily raking by machines.
There are many on the Island who concur with my
thinking and they have informed me so.
Edie LeCroy, Holmes Beach

Reader requests ITPO
enlightenment
In reference to the Island Transportation Planning
Organization and representation on the Metropolitan
Planning Organization, I seem to be missing some in-
formation regarding the controversy about the Island's
representative to the MPO. Please enlighten me?
Why, at the end of his term as mayor last spring,
did Mr. Bohnenberger relinquish Holmes Beach's seat
on the ITPO? Even though there was a change in may-
ors, wasn't Holmes Beach entitled to continue another
year as the Island Transportation Planning
Organization's representative to the MPO?
Why, in your opinion, is it unreasonable for the
current mayor of Holmes Beach to attempt to recover
that time?
Johnny Stoner, Bowling Green, OH

* Editor's note: In The Islander Bystander Dec. 12
story, "Holmes Beach takes another shot at chair, "
VanWagner makes claims to the ITPO chairmanship
which are refuted by Bohnenberger in his opinion let-
ter appearing in the Dec. 19 edition.

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Even as diplomats were negotiat-
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were fighting and dying in the
Argonne Forest in October 1918.
Clair Jones of Anna Maria Key was
among them. His friend Will Austin
chronicled those final horrible weeks
of the "war to end all wars. "

Sunday, Oct. 13, 1918: Left camp
at 7:30 p.m. all those physically fit
(150 men went, we were 100 men
short). Marched to a point on the road
near Mantilly and stayed for the night in
low bushes by the roadside. There was
a shell hole beside our tent about 30 feet
across and 15 to 18 feet deep. Clair and
I could not dig in on account of the
roots, so when big shells came over we
thought we were "for it."
Oct. 14: Still at same place. Rain,
much shelling. Company F has two men
killed and six wounded. Our company
has two wounded. There were French
batteries here in the valley below the
road. These shells were intended for
them. Fritz sent over at one time 92
"duds" in succession that did not ex-
plode. Left at 3 p.m., camped on the side
of a hill about one mile from No Man's
Land. Our first duty was to bury the
German and American dead and make
the place sanitary.
Oct. 15: Last night we lay behind a
large beech tree that had been knocked
over by a shell. About midnight the Ger-
mans threw a barrage at us and this


President Woodrow Wilson sought for
months to end the slaughter.


morning there were six dead Ameri-
cans and one dead German in camp.
[The rain and the heavy bombing went
on for three days].
Oct. 18: Beautiful night last night,
and today we tried to dry our clothing
and blankets. But hell broke loose at 5
p.m. Six horses killed and the balance
wounded. About one shot per minute
was sent into camp about 50 shots in
all.
Oct. 19: At 11 p.m. all commis-
sioned officers of the First and Third
Platoons were ordered to Capt.
Littlejohn's rooms. We were to fight in
support of the Seventh Infantry, who
were to take Clair Chenes Woods, then
Hill 297 and Hill 299 by assault at 7
o'clock tomorrow morning, the 20th.
Our force consisted of two captains,
Littlejohn and Thitten, two platoon ser-
geants, four duty sergeants, seven cor-
porals and 49 privates.
Clair and I exchanged addresses,
promising each other we would write
home in case one of us should "go
West" the next day and the other be
spared.
Oct. 20: We left camp at 12:30
a.m. and arrived at the edge of No
Man's Land at 2 a.m. As we dug fox
holes, both the German and American
artillery opened fire. Our location, as
usual, was between the lines of fire, and
the German fire fell short, striking in
the fields all around us.
The American barrage was sup-
posed to clear the way for the infantry.
They were to go over at 7 o'clock and
take Hills 297 and 299. We were to fol-
low at 7:15 to place machine guns.
Clair and I lay down in our foxhole
to get as much rest as possible but the
explosives were dropping so thickly
and the rain falling in such torrents, we
were very uncomfortable. The water
slowly rose so that by early morning
we were lying in five inches of mud
and water. Our main efforts were to
protect our guns from the wet.
Zero hour came. We were relieved
to receive the order to fix bayonets and
be prepared to attack. Anything was
better than lying half frozen in mud and
water.

Next: Death on
Hill 298


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Island Art League
expands hours
The Anna Maria Art League in Holmes Beach will
now be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in
addition to its normal weekday schedule.
"Express Yourself Interpretation of Life," the
Third Annual James Pay Member's Exhibit, is on view
through Jan. 31.
Classes are also available in Photography, Creative
Tile Design, Watercolor, Drawing with Prismacolor
Pencils, Children's Drawing with Prismacolor Pencils,
Beading and an intermediate and advanced live model
Open Studio.
In addition, the league seeks an oil/acrylic instruc-
tor.
To inquire about all programs, call 778-2099.

Longboat Key Art Center
to offer demonstrations
The Longboat Key Art Center will offer three art
demonstrations in January.
On Saturday, Jan. 11, multi-media artist and art
instructor/lecturer Liz Davis will give a "how to" dem-
onstration on the alchemy of paper-making, embossing
and marbling. Belgian artist Snoopy Gates will demon-
strate painting on silk on Saturday, Jan. 18, followed by
a demonstration of mixed media by Mary DuCharme
on Saturday, Jan. 25.
Demonstrations are $5 and are held at 2 p.m. on
Saturday through March 15. Call 383-2345 for a list
of the season's scheduled artists.

'Tampa Triangle' book
signing at Island museum
Capt. Bill Miller of St. Petersburg, author of
"Tampa Triangle Dead Zone," will be at the Anna
Maria Island Museum on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 10:30
a.m. for a book signing.
"Tampa Triangle Dead Zone" delves into
UFOs, sunken treasure, ghosts and poltergeists, un-
solved murders, and more. Miller describes the novel
as "an original definitive study of paranormal activity
in the Tampa Bay area."
A chapter in the book features Miller's story, The
Haunted Curry Mansion ofBradenton Beach. He says
that not much remains of the original house .... The
house appears abandoned, and yet the question re-
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court while Amanda's mother Pam Hopkins eavesdrops in "Moon Over the Brewery," the Island Players first
presentation of the new year. Tickets are $10 and the play runs through Jan. 10-25. The theater box office is
open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an hour before each performance. Island Players is located at Gulf Drive and
Pine Avenue in Anna Maria City. Phone 778-5755for more information.


Do neighbors still see candles flickering on the third
floor? Have the spirits of the young bride-to-be and the
captain found peace?
The Curry Mansion story was printed in its entirety
with Miller's permission in the Halloween edition of
The Islander Bystander.
Those who have already purchased the book are
urged to meet the author and have their book
autographed. Some copies are still available for pur-
chase at the museum.
The museum is located at 402 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria City. For additional information, call 778-0492.

Spaghetti dinner at
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Bingo at Annie Silver
Center Thursday
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Center in
Bradenton Beach on Thursday, Jan. 9, beginning at 7
p.m.
The center is located at the corer of Avenue C and
23rd Street and is the host for weekly bingo during
tourist season.

Friends of Library continue
Florida lecture series
The Friends of the Island Branch Library are pre-
senting Sudye Cauthen as their fourth speaker in the
Focus on Florida series on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 3 p.m.
at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach.
Cauthen, a member of the Florida Humanities
Council Speakers Bureau, will present "Telling About
the South: the Florida Experience."
Working from oral histories and field notes col-
lected for more than 30 years, fifth-generation Florid-
ian Cauthen chronicles the Southern cultural experi-
ence by drawing on white "cracker" and African-
American testimonies to evoke Florida's southern pio-
neer beginnings, as well as Native American and Span-
ish influences.
Cauthen is currently enrolled in the doctoral pro-
gram in English at FSU and holds an M.A. in South-
ern Studies.
The program is free and the public is invited.



The Island Poet
The holidays are over and this old house was
filled with joy,
And I can still hear the laughter of every girl
and boy,
'Cause everything went so smoothly you can
bet we are glad,
For this was the best holiday this old house
has ever had.
The presents were delightful and mom's great
dinner came and went,
S And everywhere in this old house was a feel-
ing of content.
But through all this joy and happiness there is
one thought I fear,
That to pay off all those credit cards it's go-
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The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Call 778-6341 for additional informa-
tion.

Chamber to sponsor breast
health seminar
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
sponsoring a "triple touch" breast health seminar on
Tuesday, Jan. 14.
The seminar will teach a touch approach enabling
women to determine early signs of breast cancer.
In conjunction with the American Cancer Society,
the Chamber will hold the event from 9-10 a.m. at
Backbay Steakhouse in Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be provided. For more informa-
tion, call the Chamber at 778-1541.

Bench press competition
at Island Fitness
Island Fitness Center in Holmes Beach will hold its
second annual Island Bench Press Competition on Sat-
urday, Jan. 11, beginning at 10 a.m.
Lifters from all over Florida and the Island are
expected to compete. The public is invited to watch the
competition and anyone who wishes to compete must
report for a 9 a.m. weigh-in on the day of the event.
Divisions include Master (ages 40 to 49), Master
II (age 50+), Teen, Women and Novice. Within each
division are different weight classes.


Mary Hazel O'Donovan
Mary Hazel O'Donovan, 95, of Anna Maria, died
Jan. 1 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Flint, Wales, Miss O'Donovan came to
Manatee County from St. Petersburg in 1988. She was
a retired language teacher from the Detroit public
school system. She was a member of St. Bernard
Catholic Church in Holmes Beach. She was a member
of the Michigan Education Association.
She is survived by two sisters, Rita, and Constance
Ebbers, both of Anna Maria.
Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at
St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Donald
Baier officiating. Burial will be in Southfield, Mich.
Memorials may be made to St. Bernard Catholic
Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, Fla.


Island Fitness Center is located at 5345 Gulf Dr.,
Holmes Beach. Call Jaydee Jackson at 778-5446 for
more information.

CPR classes offered
by fire district
The Anna Maria Fire District offers classes in CPR
(cardiopulmonary resuscitation) the second and fourth
Wednesday of each month from 6 to 10 p.m. Participants
receive CPR certification following one four-hour session.
Classes are held at Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Call the administrative office at 778-
6621 for further information.
Community Center looking
for instructors
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will be
offering many new programs beginning this month.
Some of the classes are bridge, gymnastics, Tai
Chi, fishing, language, CPR, cooking, gardening, mu-
sic appreciation, career planning and more.
If there is a subject you think is interesting and are
qualified to teach, contact the Center at 778-1908.
Cookbooks wanted
The Friends of the Island Library are seeking do-
nations of cookbooks for their annual Cookbook Sale
to be held later in the month. Donations may be brought
to the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. For information, call 778-6341.

34217. Brown and Sons Funeral Homes, 43rd Street
Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Marie K. Ritz
Marie K. Ritz, 86, of Bradenton and formerly of
Anna Maria Island, died Dec. 30 in Freedom Village
Nursing Center.
Born in Scranton, Pa., Mrs. Ritz came to this area
in 1970. She retired from the Bradenton Beach Post
Office. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic
Church in Holmes Beach. She was a volunteer at the
Island Branch Library and a member of the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Bradenton Beach Fire Dept.
She is survived by a sister, Lucille Condefer of
Baltimore, Md., and a niece.
Visitation was held at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, Holmes Beach. Services were
held at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Burial was in
Skyway Memorial Gardens in Palmetto.


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Trisha McGee, a 5th grade student in Anne
Russell's class, presents music teacher Marilyn
Branning with a personally written "cinquain" as a
gift during the class's Apple Polishing Party. A
cinquain is a five-line stanza with each line dedi-
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Tuesday, 1/14/96
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Wednesday, 1/15/96
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on Bun or Cheese
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Thursday, 1/16/96
Breakfast: Pretzel, Cheese, Juice
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Island Gallery West,
5348 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach, an artist
cooperative, will
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Bounty, "from Friday,
Jan. 10, through March
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Bradenton. The gallery
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Everyone's talking about it so it must be true. Or,
so it goes on Anna Maria Island.
Turtles Bar & Grill a hot spot for live music of
the rock 'n' roll variety ends an era this week. It
opened with a bang on July 4, 1986, according to open-
ing night bartender Lou Fiorentino.
The owners changed over the years but during
management by Herb Haller and Laura Ritter the club
began live music in January 1987.
They hosted some big names, past and present, in
1990 including the Mamas and Papas, Bertie Higgins,
the Byrds, the Coasters and Dave Brubeck.
A popular feature at the bar was Beach Bash on
Sunday afternoons. The after-beach parties packed
crowds into the bar to hear popular bands like the DTs
and the Hammerheads and to consume mass quan-
tities of popular drinks.
Since July 1993 ownership of the club has resided
with the Gentiluomos, Frank and Barbara, with daugh-
ter Gina as manager. Their grand opening was a "who's
who" of Anna Maria Island with elected officials and
business owners among the hundred-plus guests.
Gina reports the property is leased to a new opera-
tor and will be transformed into a restaurant "with a
chef on his way from Italy." The new business will be
a family operation, according to Gina, and she said the
new people, Holmes Beach residents, hope to open "La
Toscana" by Feb. 1. More on that later.
Meanwhile, the last reggae night at Turtles will be
celebrated with musicians Open Mind on Wednesday,
Jan. 8, and includes $2 Red Stripe beers.
The final hurrah i o for Jan. 11 but you can say
goodbye for two nights, friday and Saturday, at a blow-
out party when all the beer, wine and drinks (all drinks)
will be $1 after 9 p.m. band Patty B. n de Boyz will
play "sayonara."
If it's your first time out, Turtles is located at 5702
Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. In that case, you can say
hello and goodbye.

Hard times and hardware
With rock and roll on its way out this week at
Turtles and the imminent sale of the Dry Dock to an
anonymous food chain that leaves us with no live
bands.
Single musicians, or duos, abound at other restau-
rants and bars but rock and roll bands appear to be fall-
ing by the wayside.
But hark! The police reports detail complaints
about live bands at the Anchor Inn, although we don't
hear much about it.
A diatribe of prose circulated by Holmes Beach
Mayor Bob VanWagner at the local hardware store
accuses me of distorting his "positions on noise,"
among other things. He also accuses me of applying
"heat" after he and the city quieted down some of the
"disorderliness" at one of my "favorite haunts."
The truth is Anchor Inn owner Bob Tingler said he
quit hosting bands for economic reasons. But it was
pressure from the Holmes Beach Civic Association,
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There aren't many single (play-alone) musicians
that can top the elegance ofRene Devia on harp.
He plays Tuesday nights at Rebecca's Bistro. This
cover photo from Devia's CD featuring interna-
tional music shows Devia with his harp, the Statue
of Liberty standing just as proudly in the back-
ground.

that created the headaches for Tingler.
The Holmes Beach Code Enforcement Board ac-
tually vetoed action on noise complaints generated by
a handful of the Anchor's neighbors and a contingent
of the Civic Association.
As for my favorite haunts, I haven't visited the
Anchor Inn since the music died and I probably won't
return. I'll miss the good times at Turtles too but at
some point we all have to admit that the good times
come to an end.
What is it with the hardware store? Could it be the
old cracker-barrel, general store mentality still affects
men in this day and age? Is it a lust for power tools?
Has "Tim the Toolman" got men back to shopping
and thinking of home improvement?

Trivia Two
How many of you know who coined the phrase
"There are stars in my glass" on first encounter with
champagne?
Don't tell me. A little champagne is wonderful
but suddenly you've had too much. It just happens.
To keep your senses, we offer this selection from
David Letterman's Top Ten Lists. These suggestions
could keep your lips from touching the glass.
"Least Popular Alcoholic Beverages" as pre-
sented on the Dec. 31, 1993, broadcast of the Late
Show.

10. Really, Really, Really, Really Old Milwaukee
9. D-Train Scotch
8. Amaretto Di Gotti
7. Orville Redenbacher's Butter-flavored Vodka
6. McBourbon
5. Dinty Moore's Pork 'n' Booze
4. Ernest, Julio, Tom and Roseanne Gallo
3. Dr. Scholl's Medicated Tequila
2. Seagrams 7, Mets 0
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Number 6 usually gets people pretty disgusted but
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for Holmes Beach resident and author Gretchen sary of Playboy Enter-
Edgren, co-writer of "The Playmate Book," from '. prises in 1994 was cel-
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of the happenings of Playboy magazine's 40 years Edgren, "The Playboy
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to go along with the stories Edgren compiled aboutI History." It covers the
the lives of the Playmates. evolution of Playboy
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Anna Maria since 1992, she still contributes to the view.
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1996: A


Year in Review


By Michelle Timpanaro
Islander Reporter
Part 2

JULY
Suspect in robbery: Holmes Beach police issued
a warrant for the arrest of Jordan L. Thompson in con-
nection with the robbery of the First of America Bank
in Holmes Beach. Police said Thompson got away with
more than $2,000 after waiting in line to rob the teller.
He was sentenced Dec. 17 to 15 years in prison for
robbing the bank in Holmes Beach and two other banks
in Manatee County as a habitual offender.
Horseshoe winners: After a final match to beat
second-place winners Lance Bieker and Junior Tipton,
the undefeated team of Arlow Juhlin and Bill Givens
of Bradenton took the championship at the Second
Annual 1996 Ray Simches Island Cities Horseshoes
Tournament.
The first all-female team of Rita Kane and Lisa
Verano took third place beating out last year's winners,
Tim Lease and Alan Szakacs.
Speeders beware: Holmes Beach Council Chair-
man Luke Courtney spoke to Mayor Bob VanWagoner
at a recent council meeting about the lack of speed en-
forcement in the city.
Courtney said he spent an hour-and-a-half vigil at
the intersection of Gulf and Palm Drives, and he esti-
mated that 60 out of 200 cars were exceeding the
posted speed limit.
The mayor agreed to crack down on violators, and
target flagrant and repeat offenders as well as drunk
drivers.
Float controversy: Mayor VanWagoner noted
complaints from neighbors regarding the storage loca-
tion of the Privateers' float prompted him to seek re-
moval. He admitted knowing little about the group until
receiving the complaints.
After examining the situation, VanWagoner con-
cluded, "The Privateers are part of the lore of the Island
and the community and the city will cooperate with
them."
Fireworks awash: A fireworks display at the
Beach House restaurant lasted only about 15 minutes
when wires connecting electronic timers were severed
from the barge carrying the mortars and rockets. The
barge broke loose and washed up in the surf along with
some of the mortars just north of the Beach House in
Bradenton Beach.
Although the waters were too rough to consider
trying to shoot the fireworks a second night, the Fourth
of July celebration continued at both the Beach House


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Looking crabby
Karen Day was one of the contestants in the KINSA
contest sponsored in part by The Islander Bystander.
She took the picture of her grandson at Bean Point.

and the Sandbar in Anna Maria, where another fire-
works display was planned.
Fence ordinance to planners: After nearly a year
of discussion, the Holmes Beach City Council agreed
on an ordinance allowing six-foot fences on properties
that border more than one street.
According to current city ordinance, six-foot
fences are only permitted in back or side yards with the
adjoining property owner's consent. The ordinance
does not take into consideration residents with more
than one front yard. In the new ordinance, the front
yard of each property would coincide with the address
listed on county tax roll.
The ordinance must still be approved by the mayor
and Holmes Beach Planning Commission.
Anchorage 'for sale' again: Anticipated business
transformations in Anna Maria and Cortez were left at
a standstill when the man involved in the purchases,
Anthony DeFeo, hadn't been seen for weeks.
DeFeo was the prospective buyer of A.P. Bell Co.
fish house in Cortez and the Anchorage restaurant in
Anna Maria. His company assumed operation of the
Anna Maria Oyster Bar on the city pier during nego-
tiations with the owner of the Anchorage, also the pier
lease holder.
DeFeo had also taken over Jack's Chophouse res-
taurant and a jazz bar at the Sarasota Quay earlier this
year, renaming it Anthony's and the Blue Room.
Fire budget passed unanimously: The 1996-97


fire district budget passed unanimously with the hiring
of a part-time training officer still up in the air. The
Anna Maria Fire Control District Commission voted in
June to share a training officer with the Westside Fire
District, sharing the salary of the new officer equally.
Since Westside district had not yet committed to
the hiring of the officer, the Anna Maria fire commis-
sion agreed to wait for a response from Westside be-
fore making a final decision.
START to stop the red tide: START, Solution
to Avoid Red Tide, launched its operations' phase in
the war against red tide.
START's first contract for $12,000 enabled Mote
Marine scientists to study levels of nutrients that appar-
ently nurture red tide in the Gulf of Mexico.
Happy birthday: Snooty the manatee, Manatee
County's official mascot and the first manatee born
successfully in captivity, celebrated his 48th birthday
at the Parker Manatee Aquarium, South Florida Mu-
seum and Bishop Planetarium in downtown Bradenton.
Speed bumps for Bradenton Beach?: Frank
Harrison of 11th Street South made his third appear-
ance before the Bradenton Beach City Council in an
effort to slow speeding drivers in his neighborhood. His
petition had not changed over the years, he simply
wanted to find some way of keeping the streets and
children safe.
"On the street where I live, cars hit 35 or 40 mph
before they get to the end ... with kids' tendencies to
dart into the streets, it's an accident waiting to happen."
Bridges on state repair list: Two bridges in Anna
Maria made it to a Florida Department of Transporta-
tion list for repair, but "the funding for the off-system
bridge program is scarce," admitted Norm Feder, a
DOT spokesman.
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard made his bid for
state funding to repair the humpback bridges at North Bay
Boulevard and Crescent Avenue to the Sarasota-Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization.
"Getting on the list does not mean the projects will
be funded," explained Feder. As a matter of fact there
is one bridge ahead of Anna Maria's that is already on
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Year-end confusion
In the first installment of the year in review
in the Jan. 1 issue of The Islander Bystander it
was noted that the official mailing address for
home delivery in Holmes Beach had changed.
The zip code for home delivery in Holmes Beach
is shared by Bradenton Beach and remains
34217.
Prior to March 1996 the official address for
Holmes Beach home-delivered mail was
Bradenton Beach FL but the city name Holmes
Beach has been officially recognized by the U.S.
Postal Service as the mailing address.
Only post office boxes at the Holmes Beach
substation may use the zip code 34218.


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Dep. Steve Ogline corralled this gator from the Gulf
off White Avenue in Anna Maria in August. Islander
Photo: Courtesy Pam Mann.


Lu Files was the only
Islander who carried the
Olympic flame through
Manatee County July 4.
Files was chosen due to
his volunteer efforts
from, among other
things, the United Way,
Bradenton Kiwanis Club
and Manatee High
School Football Boost-
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the list the Key Royale bridge in Holmes Beach,
which has been in need of replacement for several
years.
Fence ordinance vetoed: Holmes Beach Mayor
Bob VanWagoner successfully vetoed the fence ordi-
nance recently submitted by council members. In his
veto, the mayor cited the city's planning commission's
conclusions against the ordinance.
The planning commission claimed there is no
health or safety-related reason for construction of six-
foot fences. It said six-foot fences would create a nega-
tive visual impact and adversely affect the residential/
family character of Holmes Beach.
The commission also concluded six-foot fences
may be hazardous (more so than four-foot fences), es-
pecially during flooding or hurricane situations.
Cortez Trailer Park not for sale: Harry "Butch"
Howey, the owner of the Cortez Trailer Park, was
forced to abandon the sale of the park until oil spill
problems are corrected.
As Howey recounted it, the buyer hired Ardaman
& Associates Environmental Services of Sarasota to
make the required pre-sale oil tests.
On March 12, fuel showed up in the sandy soil
where a worker had been hand-drilling for samples a
few days earlier. The worker had struck a fuel line,
leaking more than 700 gallons of diesel fuel along the
Cortez shoreline.

AUGUST
Public drinking laws considered: Under Anna
Maria city's alcoholic beverage ordinance, drinking on
the beach or in other public places carries a civil fine



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the Bradenton Beach City Council reinstate Ray Wil-
son to his former position as a public works employee
after his employment was terminated May 31.
Wilson was fired by Public Works Supervisor Bill
Watts for what Watts described as "an alleged illegal
kick-back." The appeals board determined Wilson's
termination was premature, that Watts had alternative
courses of action short of termination and that Wilson
should be reinstated to his former position with full
back pay and benefits.
New Anna Maria beach approved: Manatee
County Commissioners approved sending a request to
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for inclusion of the
shoreline areas in the City of Anna Maria for the next
phase of beach renourishment.
Adding Anna Maria to the project brought the es-
timated cost to $9.4 million. Congress must approve
the additional funding since it is more than a 15 percent
increase.
No city manager: The Holmes Beach Charter
Review Commission rejected its own motion to recom-
mend adoption of a city manager form of government
to the city council.
Slower traffic, safer streets: Bradenton Beach
City Council unanimously approved Frank Harrison's
petition to install speed bumps on 11th Street South.
The speed bumps were a last resort to curb speed-
ing on the street. The cost of the two 18-inch-wide
speed bumps, each standing 3 inches high and painted
bright yellow, was $567.
Follow the signs: Large signs advising motorists
of the "do's and don't's" were installed along the
roads at three entrances to Bradenton Beach. The
colorful notices provide information regarding speed
limits, prohibited beach activities and other city
laws.
Islander honored by Governor: Anna Maria resi-
dent Ellen Marshall was presented with the Heartland
Award by Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles.
This special award, presented personally by the
governor, recognized Marshall for her service to the
community as a child advocate in the Manatee County
Guardian Ad Litem program.
State forces restaurant closing: The Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection officials cited
the Bradenton Beach Marina for operating Shrimp
Louie's restaurant without permits.
Environmental regulators gave owner Allan Bazzy
until the end of the month to close the restaurant on the
dock at the marina.

SEPTEMBER
Pedestrian bridge: The construction of a new pe-
destrian bridge adjacent to the Humpback bridge on
North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria began. The
project was estimated to take about 100 days to com-
plete.
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Restaurant relocation approved: The relocation
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Homeowners' Association, obtained permission from
the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers and the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection to post the series of "informational" signs
along the canal.
Since the signs are informational and not regula-
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tion disagreed and is taking the matter to court. They
believe the property, including the canal, is private
property.
Commission approves 5-year capital plan: As
required by state law regulating municipal comprehen-
sive plans, the Anna Maria City Commission approved
a resolution on Sept. 10 establishing what capital im-
provements will be made over the next five years.
Commissioners estimated capital expenditures
until 2001 to be:
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Storm drainage $170,500
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Bridges $302,000
Suhre resigns: Health problems forced Dick Suhre
to resign from Bradenton Beach City Council.
Suhre underwent surgery in August to remove a
cancerous tumor on one of his lungs. Although the sur-
gery was successful, an infection and double pneumo-
nia slowed his recovery.
"It was not an easy decision for me," admitted
Suhre, "it took a great deal of thought and careful con-
sideration, and is a result of my honest desire to serve
the city of Bradenton Beach in the most appropriate
manner."

OCTOBER
Trolley time: The Island trolley is back for the
season, and who can offer a better tour than Mike
Kelly. With an eye for the unusual and an ardent love
for the Island, Kelly has an uncanny ability to detail the
Island's points of interest and history to a trolley full
of riders three times daily.
Starting at Rotten Ralph's parking lot at 9:30,
12:30 and 3:30, Kelly pilots the trolley around the Is-
land. He covers the islands down to the Radisson Ho-
tel on Lido Key, where he lets the riders off and picks
up new ones.
Child boat safety course now law: A new Florida
law went into effect requiring anyone 16 years old and
younger to take an approved boating safety course.
The age requirement will increase one year every
year until 2001; therefore, by 2001 anyone under the
age of 21 will be required to complete the course. The
law covers any vessel of ten horsepower or more, in-
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Violators face a fine of $50.
Surprise notification: Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner received notification from the Florida
Department of Transportation concerning the replace-


ment of the Key Royale Bridge.
The letter included a list of 34 federal and state
agencies as well as local officials which could be con-
tacted for possible assistance. The attached documents
included a description of the project and a copy of an
application for $40,000 in federal aid.
Island inundated: Islanders received a rude awak-
ening on Oct. 7 when Tropical Storm Josephine
brought 50 mph winds and excessive flooding to the
Island overnight.
Mayor VanWagoner said the storm devastated Is-
land beaches. Estimates indicated up to 60 feet of beach
was lost along the beach front of Anna Maria, Holmes
Beach and Bradenton Beach.
Estimated damages in Manatee County totaled
$4.9 million.
But where was IEOC: The Island Emergency
Operations Center was not activated when Tropical
Storm Josephine dumped salt water onto roads and into
homes and businesses on the Island.
The IEOC, which consists of the fire district and
three Island cities, is intended to serve the Island any
time it is threatened with a possible disaster such as a
hurricane or tropical storm.
Sgt. John Cosby of the Bradenton Beach Police
Department got together with Bradenton Beach Police
Chief Jack Maloney, City Clerk Alice Baird and Main-
tenance Supervisor Buddy Watts, Holmes Beach Police
Lt. Dale Stephenson, Mayor VanWagoner, Council-
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Duennes and Anna Maria Commissioner Doug Wolfe
to decide whether to activate the IEOC.
Cosby said, "Mayor VanWagoner and Lt.
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Stephenson felt they could handle the situation in
Holmes Beach on their own and Bradenton Beach
agreed, so we decided not to activate."
Sometimes it's better to be safe than sorry.
Not everyone disappointed with the storm:
When Josephine had done her deed, she also left behind
some pretty good surf. During and just after the storm,
sets came in as high as two to three feet overhead. Even
after 24 hours, sets were rolling in at least waist high
and plenty of local surfers made the best of it.
Aid center opened for Josephine victims: Island-
ers victimized by Tropical Storm Josephine were en-
couraged to apply for federal aid at a temporary recov-
ery center in Holmes Beach.
The purpose of the center was to provide victims
quick access to a variety of aids. Information on small
grants, loans and food stamps was available. Individual
and family grants up to $13,000 were also available for
families in serious need to cover damages not covered
by insurance.
Three elected in Bradenton Beach: John
Chappie, Dan Goodchild and Charlie Grace were the
only candidates for three seats in three wards for coun-
cil thereby earning election.
Goodchild was appointed to council earlier in Oc-
tober to fill the vacancy created by Dick Suhre's res-
ignation. Although an unsuccessful candidate for
mayor last year, Goodchild served on the planning and
zoning board.
Grace also ran for mayor last year unsuccessfully
against Leroy Arnold after serving two years on coun-
cil.
Chappie, owner of a landscape company, has been
active on the city beautification board and the planning
and zoning board.
Chappie and Grace will serve two-year terms while
Goodchild will serve the remainder of Suhre's term.
Building permit policy a pain: Many residents of
Anna Maria are irate about the building permit policy
and are tired of $200 fines when they try to make
simple home improvements.
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Dan Hardy was fined $200 when he installed a spa
in his back yard without a pool permit. Hardy was
charged another $200 when he built a fence around his
yard without a permit. Hardy admitted, "I tried to get
a permit, but the clerk was on vacation."
Jo North, a resident on North Shore Drive, said she
was fined $200 when she decided to install new kitchen
cabinets without a permit.
Another complaint was registered by roofer Pat
Rhoden. He said he dropped off his crew to start a mi-
nor roof deck job and headed to city hall to get the per-
mit. "While I was applying for the permit (Public
Works Director) Phil Charock called in to say to add
a $200 fine for starting work without the permit."
Ann Martin, 302 Gulf Blvd., said her contractor
had a building permit tb install kitchen cabinets and a
sink but Charnock would not let her occupy the house
until after the kitchen sink was installed. He termed the
house uninhabitable, she said.

NOVEMBER
'Fast Eddie' not fast enough: Missing from the
Island since 1992, Edwin B. "Fast Eddie" Porter was
arrested in Michigan and charged with 10 felony theft
counts stemming from his failure to pay $430,582 in
Florida sales tax.
Porter, the former owner of Fast Eddie's Place, a
restaurant in Anna Maria City, was arrested at his home
in East Port, Mich., by Michigan State Police.
Porter allegedly failed to pay the sales tax from six
Florida restaurants he owned under the Fast Eddie's name
capitalizing on the motto, "Warm beer and lousy food."


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was the former owner of
Fast Eddie's Place, now
the defunct Anchorage,
in Anna Maria.


Buckyballs: Richard Smalley, who calls Holmes
Beach his home, won a Noble Prize in chemistry for his
discovery of the third form of pure carbon.
Smalley and his associates named this 60-atom
molecule, which looks like a soccer ball, buckyballs.
Research has already indicated buckyballs can be used
to conduct electricity as effectively as copper, but with-
out resistance.
Smalley admitted, "Anna Maria has been my home
since the 1960s, when my father moved our family
here. I love the beaches." Smalley's father passed away
in 1992.
Smalley enjoys visiting Anna Maria because it is
a gathering spot where he enjoys quiet contemplation
and visits with his stepmother Kate and four brothers
and sisters.


Water contract approved: Commissioners of the
City of Anna Maria signed a 15-year contract with
Manatee County to supply it with water.
Resurgence of snook: Thanks to Steve Serfling
and the Mote Marine Laboratories Aquaculture Project,
a snook spawning process may regenerate Florida's
snook population.
Within two years, Serfling said, a snook farm at
Mote could produce up to one million pounds for sale
to restaurants and seafood markets.
Serfling is the first to successfully raise snook fin-
gerlings in sufficient quantities to restock Florida's
estuaries and begin snook farming.
Hero in the midst: Bob Cooper of Bradenton
Beach jumped into the Holmes Beach Yacht Basin at
the Back Bay Steakhouse to pull John and Helen
Danko from their submerged car. Cooper then "res-
cued" Danko's golf clubs from the car's trunk.
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opened the fish house as a retail market named Cortez
Bait & Seafood.
Recycling should be a way of life: Figures indi-
cated the recycling participation in Anna Maria City
has dropped 75 percent from last year.
Florida counties are under mandate from the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection to
recycle at least 30 percent of their solid waste every
year. Half of the 30 percent can be yard waste that is
mulched and either sold or utilized by the county.
In January, the county started curbside pickup for
the "big five" recycled materials newspaper, glass,
aluminum cans, steel cans, and some types of plastic.
There are recycling drop-off bins at Pine Avenue in
Anna Maria and on Coquina Beach in Bradenton
Beach but the two cities do not participate in curbside
programs.

DECEMBER
Special deliveries: Anna Maria Island was mid-
wife to 12,002 special babies this year.
Suzi Fox, turtle conservation permit holder for the
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch Program, said 12,002
hatchlings were counted from the 171 nests along the
Island's 10 miles of beaches, for a successful hatch rate
of 72.6 percent.
On the down side, 4,069 eggs didn't hatch, 214
hatchlings died in the nest, and female turtles came
ashore 161 times and didn't lay any eggs at all because
they were frightened away or disturbed by lights.
Who's the better spokesman?: A heated discus-
sion ensued when Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner presented a motion to the Island Trans-
portation Planning Organization.
The motion, approved by the Holmes Beach City
Council, incorporated the idea of a rotating chairman-
ship. This would enable VanWagoner to serve as chair
of the ITPO for one year in order to push regional trans-
portation planners into agreeing to fund the $900,000
replacement of the Key Royale Bridge.
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implication that he was not doing all he could to fur-
ther Island interests. Bradenton Beach Mayor Leroy
Arnold also put in two-cents worth and replied, "I'm
offended that Bob VanWagoner believes he is the bet-
ter spokesman of the three cities, and I resent'him try-
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Following this unsuccessful bid to gain the 1997
chairmanship for his city, VanWagoner resigned from
the ITPO and recommended councilwoman Billie
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mullet netting operation near Tidy Island.
After spotting the boats with a heat-sensitive infra-
red scope, the officer turned his two-million-candle-
power spotlight on the two men. They jumped into the
water and swim to shore where they escaped.
Breaking the net ban law is a misdemeanor punish-
able by a $500 fine and/or six months in jail.
Beautification project put on hold: A plan to
beautify the entrance of the city of Holmes Beach along
Manatee Avenue has been put on hold.
The city had hoped to plant 20 palm trees between
the Anna Maria Bridge and the traffic light at Manatee
Avenue and East Bay Drive.
The permit from the Florida Department of Trans-
portation is still pending.
Bridge priority sought: Key Royale residents are
fed up. They need a new bridge, and they need it now.
The Key Royale bridge received a sufficiency rating
of seven out of a possible 80 points, but that's not enough
to put the bridge at the top of the Sarasota-Manatee Met-
ropolitan Planning Organization's priority list.
Unfortunately, DOT's district project development
engineer, Marlon Bizerra, said a new bridge design
would not be completed until fall of 1997. This means
it could be another few years before construction can
begin.
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there have been a few delays, according to city sources.
The guard rail does not fit, the connecting side-
walks do not match the grade and a $7,000 telephone
utility pole will have to be removed.
Anna Maria relaxes rules: Anna Maria City com-
missioners and building officials announced they want
to relax some of the rules that require homeowners to
get building permits before doing small repairs.
Under consideration are limits of $500 and $1,000
for jobs that do not involve an electrician or plumber.
A report would have to be filed with the city regarding
the planned work but professional plans would not be
required under the proposed code change.
Sharing proposed: As a way of saving tax dollars
and improving service, the Anna Maria and Westside Fire
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"We talked about things we could do together that
would save both districts some money," said Anna
Maria Fire Commission Chairman John Van
Ostenbridge.
More delays on bridge: It will be February at the
earliest before anyone will know anything for sure just
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see curbside recycling. Residents there presently take
recyclables to collection bins while Holmes Beach
benefits from a successful curbside program.
Screenwriter debuts work: Bradenton Beach
resident Jim Quinlan wrote a screenplay about uncon-
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Travolta. The movie, "Michael," was released over
Christmas at theaters everywhere. Michael, an archan-
gel, returns to earth to do ajob and affect people's lives.
The twist is that Michael smokes and drinks and is a
womanizer. Not your typical angel stuff.
Fifty years of Island news: We published a history
of Island newspapers late in 1996 starting with the first
known published paper, The Bradenton Beachcomber. Its
first and only issue appeared at Christmas in 1947.
Published in that issue was a "warning to readers and
advertisers" that publishers of the present day may envy:
"We do not have to take anything we don't like. If
we disapprove of something, we'll see it further before
we let it be advertised in this paper. Anyone who imag-
ines that he (or she) can influence us by paying for
column inches is formally invited to take a flying leap
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 25, assist fire department, 100 block of Ce-
dar Avenue. The deputy responded to a smoke alarm
complaint and contacted the fire department.
Firefighters responded, gained entry and found a car-
bon monoxide detector on a chair in the garage that was
going off.
Dec. 27, trespass warning, 512 Spring Ave., Cast-
aways Resort. The deputy issued a trespass warning to
a resident who had been evicted.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 23, criminal niischief, 100 block of 23rd
Street. The complainant reported a person unknown cut
five window awnings. Damages were $1,250.
Dec. 27, retail theft, 100 Gulf Drive N., Circle K.
The complainant reported a subject wearing white
pants, no shirt and a black baseball cap on backwards
entered the store, placed two packs of cigarettes in his
pocket and went into the bathroom with a can of beer
and consumed the beer. The complainant confronted
the subject and he returned a pack of cigarettes but left
with the other pack and did not pay for the beer.
Dec. 28, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The victim reported a person unknown punched a hole
in the vehicle's door lock and removed a cellular phone
valued at $195, a purse containing $100 in cash, an
ATM card, credit cards, a checkbook and identifica-
tion.
Dec. 30, theft, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf.


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The complainant reported when she returned from the
beach she found $116 missing from her wallet.
Dec. 30, littering less than 15 pounds, 117 Sev-
enth Street N., Bayview Terrace parking lot. The of-
ficer on patrol observed a subject in the parking lot try-
ing to conceal a bottle of beer. The subject then walked
to the shore and threw the bottle in the water. The of-
ficer asked him to retrieve it, he refused and the officer
issued him a summons.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 27, found property a cellular phone, 5900
block of Flotilla Drive.
Dec. 27, warrant arrest, 2900 block of Avenue B.
Dec. 27 noise, 5702 Marina Drive, Turtle's Bar
and Grill. The complainant reported loud music com-
ing from the business and the officer asked that it be
turned down.
Dec. 27, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The complain-
ant reported a person unknown removed a video re-
corder valued at $800 from his trunk.
Dec. 28, assault, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported a fight started when a sub-
ject complained about a band member at the Anchor
Inn putting flyers on cars at his bar. Charges are pend-
ing.
Dec. 28, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the
business. The officer noted that it was the band's last
song for the night.
Dec. 28, noise, 5800 block of Holmes Boulevard.
The complainant reported loud music coming from the
residence. The officer spoke to the resident who turned

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Dec. 28, bad check, 3242 East Bay Drive, Wave
Zone.
Dec. 28, noise, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn. The
officer responded in reference to loud music and noted
the live band was clearly audible in the parking lot. He
requested that the music be turned down.
Dec. 30, service, 200 block of 84th Street. The
complainant reported a snake in her house and the of-
ficer removed it.
Dec. 30, found property an empty fire extin-
guisher, 6800 block of Gulf Drive.
Dec. 30 noise, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported the subject was playing music
very loudly causing the walls between the units to
shake. The officer requested he turn it down.
Dec. 30 missing person, 2900 block of Avenue E.
The complainant reported the subject came to Florida
to visit relatives, refused to take his medication and left
the house. The officer spoke to the subject's counselor
who said the subject has a history of violence when not
taking his medication and said he should be taken to the
hospital as soon as he is found. The subject is described
as a 6-foot-2-inch white male, weighing 250 pounds,
42 years old, with dark brown hair and mustache and
several days growth of beard and wearing a pink shirt
and blue jeans.
Dec. 31, burglary to an automobile, 800 block of
Manatee Avenue, Kingfish Ramp. The officer on pa-
trol found three vehicles that had been burglarized.
Missing from the vehicles were two CD players valued
at $500 each and a metal detector valued at $100.
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 20 ..
SDec. 31, missing person, 600 block of Manatee .. -
Avenue. The complainant reported the subject has been
missing since Dec. 17. The complainant said the sub-
ject and her ex-husband recently sold their house and
the subject received a large amount of cash.
Dec. 31, assistance, Manatee Avenue bridge. The X
complainant ran out of gas on the bridge and the officer
gave her a ride to the 7-Eleven store to call for assistance. .. OF.
Jan. 1, noise, 200 block of Sixth Avenue. The .
complainant reported loud music from a party and the
officer asked that it be turned down. .
SJan. 1, disturbance, 200 block of 66th Street. The
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between the duplex units. The officer requested that the ..
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the complainant's unit, someone in the next unit began .
banging on the walls. The officer again warned the
subject to keep the noise down. Later the officer had to "
return on the same complaint and warned the subject
that he would be charged if the noise continues. .s.
Jan. 1, theft of an automobile tag, 100 block of
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a cut on her arm. The officer later located the subject were paid for by an award from the J.C. Penney Co. for excellent volunteer work. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
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Report from the Arctic


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Walking on water and otherjoys of the holidays in
"Minnesnowda" briefly.
Record low temperatures (high of minus 7 Christ-
mas Day), and 33 inches of snow on the level which
none of it was greeted this Floridian in Minnesota
over the holidays. It was so cold and dry the snow
squeaked under our boots.
Five snowmobilers had died in accidents in as
many days across the state, and here we thought we
have problems with Jet-skis in Florida. Seems a good
snowmobile can do 100 miles an hour on a trail at
night, which is bad business for drivers who drink to
keep warm and then encounter solid objects like trees
or worse barbed wire fences.
Still have the last hacks of my souvenir cold, but
hopefully not for much longer. It's awfully, awfully
nice to be back.

Sludge rules confused
Last July, Manatee County passed an ordinance regu-
lating land spreading of sludge that stuff they produce
from sewage and pumped out septic tanks and use as fer-
tilizer on pasture lands and golf courses. The new regu-
lation was supposed to go into effect Jan. 1, but now it's
on hold and so the seven Manatee County sludge haulers
have been given six-month extensions of their present
permits while things get straightened out.
What happened is the federal government decided
that phosphate levels, not nitrogen levels, should be
considered when measuring soil contamination from
land spreading. In case you haven't noticed, we have


Paink clubs
dominate New Year's
basketball tourney
Teams from Palmetto won championship and
runners-up spots in the First New Year's Basket-
ball Tournament at the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center.
Palmetto Youth Center, coached by Tony
Stephens, took top honors in the tournament held
for boys 13-years-old and under.
Randy Kelly of Palmetto Youth Center was
chosen Most Valuable Player.
Coach Clint Mitchell and his Palmetto Boy's
Club team took second.
In third were the Bradenton Boy's Club team
coached by Bill Pierce.
The Island team came in fifth out of eight
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a lot of natural phosphate in local soils that's why
they mine it east of here. In the past, Manatee County,
like almost everyone else, has used nitrogen levels as
the measure of contamination.
Meanwhile, the haulers are spreading this stuff
daily on Manatee County land. But if the new levels
measuring phosphate are used by the county, the land-
spreading might very well end. If not end, it would at
least require spreading the sludge over a wider area,
exactly the opposite approach presently favored by
county officials who want to contain land spreading in
as small an area as possible.
We used to dump sludge in the ocean, a truly dumb
idea. Some communities now burn it, only a slightly
better idea in my opinion because it's wasteful on sev-
eral levels. Land spreading is an age-old technique that
benefits crops without danger to human beings when
the spreading is properly controlled.
So it looks again as if rules written with Montana
or somewhere else in mind are being applied to Florida.
The last thing in the world we need to do is go back to
ocean dumping.

Stone crab shortage
If you tried to have some stone crab claws for a
New Year's Eve celebration, you were probably disap-
pointed. The crabs, so abundant just a few weeks ago,
have virtually disappeared locally.
Karen Bell, owner of the retail fish market Star
Fish Company in Cortez, says there has been a big in-
flux of octopus locally, and being natural enemies of
stone crabs, they could have scared them away. "We
really don't know what's happening," Bell said,
"Maybe the next front will push the octopus back out
to sea and allow the crabs back in."
In the meantime, if you share a taste for octopus
with say the Greeks or Italians, Bell says she has plenty
to sell right now.

Manatee deaths
Nearly one out of six manatees in Florida one
out of three in Southwest Florida died last year.
That, as you might imagine, is a record.
Last Friday, the Florida Marine Research Institute
in St. Petersburg and the Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection released studies on the matter
revealing that even without the 151 deaths attributed to
red tide centered in the Ft. Myers/Naples area last year,
the number of manatee deaths was still a record.
A total of 415 manatees died in Florida's waters
during 1996. Best estimates of total manatee population
prior to last year's deaths placed the number at 2,639,
also a record.
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natural causes other than red tide such as cold-weather
stress or simply unknown causes. That last number in-
cludes 10 deaths in floodgates or locks in canal systems,
42 from cold stress and 55 infant deaths.
The truth is, of course, we simply don't know exactly
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times a year, usually during cold snaps, a census is taken
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Last year, such a census came up with the 2,639
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So if you want to put a positive spin on the matter,
perhaps more manatees are dying because there are
more manatees.

Bear case headed north
If you think we don't know much about manatees,
the truth is we know even less about black bears. Best
estimates are that somewhere between 500 and 1,500
still live in Florida.
In 1993, the state Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission closed bear hunting in Florida, and hunt-
ers didn't like that one bit. In fact, they sued.
The Florida Bear Hunters Association takes the
unlikely position that since so little is known about the
number of bears, it is wrong to stop hunting them. Last
week a judge in Tallahassee decided otherwise. He
supported the state ban.
Now the bear hunters say they're going to the state
Supreme Court to argue their case. Since the critter has
been listed as a "threatened species" in Florida for the past
20 years, and is now a candidate for the federal endan-
gered species list, here's hoping the hunters no luck.
By the way, if Florida's black bear is named to the
federal list, it's automatically protected from hunting.
Isn't it a wonder the state list doesn't provide the same
kind of protection?
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Grouper on hot streak, guides say best in years


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Some of the best winter weather in two decades
continues to lend itself to some great grouper fish-
ing.
Temperatures in the 80s and only a couple of
nor'westers leading to low wind have led to flat Gulf
waters and an in-shore migration of black grouper.
Some fishing guides report limiting out on
keeper grouper as close as six miles out.
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said black grouper
were caught last week in 40-60 feet of water. On the
surface, bonita and mackerel are jumping on spoons
and feathers.
Annies of Cortez Bait & Tackle Sue said
that Capt. Zack Zacharias on the Dee-Jay came
home with a mixed bag and a big list of species be-
ing caught. Zacharias caught sheepshead, trout,
flounder, bluefish, redfish, cobia, grouper, trigger
fish, mangrove snapper and barracuda.
Taylor and Andrew Gay, 6 and 8 years old, of
Bradenton, both caught many of the above last week,
with Taylor releasing a 35-inch cobia in Sarasota
Bay.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Kelly said their
four-hour trip averaged 150 Key West grunts, the
six-hour trip brought in 250 grunts and triggerfish
while the nine-hour charter averaged 30 red and
black grouper and mangrove snapper.
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle Libby said
they're catching plenty of trout, redfish, sheepshead
and black drum on shrimp. Some bonita are still
around.
Anna Maria City Pier Gary said sheepshead
are hitting in the early afternoon and at night snook
are around in good numbers.
Rod & Reel Pier Joseph said it has been a
little slow though folks are still catching sheepshead,
drum and bonita. The food and view remain as good
as always.
Bradenton Beach City Pier Jim said they've
been catching, flounder, sheepshead and releasing
snook.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Zulu Mama said
black, also called gag, grouper fishing has been ex-
cellent. He's also catching small bonita and a lot of
Key West grunts.
Island Discount Tackle Bill said offshore is
where it's at. Amberjack farther out. Black grouper
are everywhere in less than 100 feet of water. Cobia
are along Longboat Key beaches. In the bay, sheep-
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Capt. Rick Gross reported catching sheepshead,
mackerel, bluefish, trigger fish and flounder.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he got a number of
keeper trout and a few nice redfish last week.
Capt. Mark Chapman of the Neva-Miss was
able to produce keeper black grouper and mackerel
for his clients.
The South Skyway Fishing Pier Plenty of
sheepshead around the pilings and grouper off the
new reef. Also a few nice flounder were caught.
Good luck and good fishing.

Joey Johnson, left, a resident of Seaside Gardens in
Holmes Beach, caught these snook with Capt. Mike
Heistand several weeks ago prior to the cold front
and the end of snook season on Dec. 15. Linesiders
come back in season on Feb. 1.


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Soccer stars shine in Island tourney
The Sarasota Football Club were the champions of the adult 16-and-up division
in the Third Annual Anna Maria Island Community Center Christmas Soccer
Tournament sponsored by The Islander Bystander and Champs Sports.


The adult 16-and-up tournament runner-up was the Island Football Club.


The 15-and-under champions were the Thugs, who represented Bradenton and
Manatee High School. The runner-up team was The Players, which was com-
prised of a mix of Island and Bradenton teenagers.



The Chop Shop, made up
of players from the
MASSO League in
Bradenton, were the 9-
and-under champions. The -V
runner-up team was the
Candy Canes, a group
made up of Island girls.


Thirteen-and-under champions, the Manatee Magic of Bradenton and Manatee
High School. The runner-up trophy went to the Crush, which is comprised of
Manatee High players from Manatee Magic


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Adult 16-and-up Most Valuable Player Laszlo
Halmi, left, of the Sarasota Football Club celebrates
with SFC Coach Scott Lindsey after Halmi scored
iiree goals and Lindsey saved a number of tough
.,hots on goal in beating the Island Football Club in
:rhe championship game.




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Coach Paul Feeney, left, of the Thugs soccer team
and 15-and-under division Most Valuable Player
Blake Gill hold the championship trophy they helped
win for the Thugs.

Islander Photos: Scott Dell, Bonner Presswood


The 9-and-under Most Valuable Player Robert
Wentzell, center front, of the Chop Shop stands with
Chop Shop coach Joan Maser and assistant coaches
Ted Steele, right, and Rob Steele. The Chop Shop
was made up of players from the MASSO League in
Bradenton.


13-and-under Most Valuable Player Chris Kaye,
center, of the Manatee Magic with Magic Coach
Dennis Granstad, right, and Assistant Coach West.


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I WANTED TO BE A...

BY MEL ROSEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 "-- It Be
Magic"
(Manilow song)
6 Country place
for Yeltsin
11 16-Down, for
one
16 Recipe amt.
20 Prefix with
-pathy
21 Contemporary
author Canin
22 Kind of cross
23 They get what's
left
25 More aloof
26 Car in a Beach
Boys song
27 Irregular
28 Longhorn rival
29 ... faith healer,
but 1...
33 Cadiz Mrs.
34 "The heck with
you!"
35 Large group
36 Cherish
37 Trig figure:
Abbr.
38 Grenoble's river
40 It's good in Paris
42 Benchmarks:
Abbr.
43 Exchange
48 Convertiplane,
e.g.
49 Shipping hazard
50 ... publisher of
e. e. cummings's
works, but I...
55 Country singer
Tillis
58 Each
59 "Shrovetide
Revelers" artist



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60 Coeurd'-,
Idaho
61 Crockett's last
stand
63 Past its prime
64 "Mister-"
(1957 Tony
Curtis film)
65 Go through
66 Visit
67 Singer Janis
68 Cha, cha, cha,
e.g.
69 Neologism
70 ... masseur, but
I ...
78 Works into a
passion
79 Cowboy gear
80 Smithfield
product
81 Combs
82 Collapses
83 Product of
Sweden
85 Former
chairman of
CBS
90 Say "fo'c'sle,"
e.g.
91 San -, Calif.
92 Eastern title
93 Violinmaker
Amati
94 Address book
info: Abbr.
95 ... mime, but I

99 Wasn't straight
100 Many paintings
101 Releases, in a
way
102 Runner Zatopek
106 Cover
107 Word on all U.S.
coins
109 Misc. ending
110 Corelli
composition
112 Office


113 Dinsmore the
prig
115 Cousin of "ugh!"
118 ... sumo
wrestler, but I

124 Free
125 Disinclined
126 Tropical palm
127 Triangular
peninsula
128 Minneapolis
suburb
129 Big name in the
metals industry
130 Do
131 Baylor of
basketball fame
132 Overcharge
133 Limitlessly
134 Hell, with "the"
135 It's a wrap

DOWN
I Prepares to
strike, maybe
2 March honor
3 Punic War city
4 National
emblem of
Wales
5 Quiz whiz
Charles Van
6 Oust
7 One of Pete
Rose's records
8 Does gym-class
exercises
9 Like Hannah's
heart, in song
10 Connective
tissue of prose
11 Warm-up act
12 Made without
milk or meat
13 Thermosetting
resin
14 Farrier's tool
15 On the safe
side?
16 Massenet work


17 Sires
18 Official
impression
19 Set an asking
figure
24 Has the
earmarks of
30 Figure
31 Daggers, in
printing
32 Dancer
Jeanmaire
38 Autostrada's
place
39 Bribes
40 Word with date
or trust
41 Slime
43 Moore starter
44 Intent
45 Polo grounds?
46 Field of honor
fight
47 Suffix with
differ
48 Badge of battle
49 Work on a
whaling ship
51 River of Avignon
52 Retina layers
53 A as in Acre
54 "Mack the
Knife" singer
55 Tree also called
a custard apple
56 Bygone
computer
57 It may be
advanced
62 Extended
64 Tops off
65 Galley notations
66 Popular PC
shooting game
67 Mid-month, in
old Rome
68 Go downhill, in a
way
69 Complain
70 Furnace button


71 Truce word
72 Swelter
73 Unit of data
transmission
74 Casmerodius
albus,
commonly
75 Spieled
76 Carpetlike
77 Slip
82 Like Hitler's
"diaries"
83 Got wind of,
old-style
84 Feels punk
85 Small songbirds


86 It stands for
something
87 Francois
Boucher's
"Nude Lying on
a-
88 Fast pace
89 Have the for
91 Year in St. Leo
IX's papacy
92 "No returns"
93 Vatican
emissary
96 To whom the
Kaaba is
dedicated


97 4-H participant
98 Exhibits more
stamina
102 Architectural
suffix
103 Diamond
elevations
104 Ab (from
the beginning)
105 Many a novela
watcher
107 Old Jutland
resident
108 "Cosby" co-star
109 Puts in
I11 Fine-tune


112 Slot
113 Kind of wheel
114 Road race
maneuvers
115 Beat it!
116 Profit
117 "Die Lorelei"
poet
119 Exuberance
120 Court plea,
informally
121 Bullfighter's
cloak
122 Aladdin, e.g.
123 To the--
(completely)


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three clues by touch-tone phone: 1-900-420-5656. There is a charge of 750 per minute for the call.


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WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
A very private condominium featuring swim-
ming pools, tennis courts and boat docks.
Select from one of these units available now

Unit 252 3BR/3BA townhouse. $215,000.
Call Bobye Chasey
Unit 282 2BR/2BA. $155,000. Downstairs
turnkey furnished. Call Bobye Chasey
Unit 22 2BR/2BA. $144,900. Downstairs unit
in excellent condition. Call Mary Ann Schmidt
or Helen White
Unit 164 2BR/2BA. $139,900. Many up-
grades, bright end unit. Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones.
Unit 232 2BR/2BA. $137,500. Downstairs,
furnished. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
Unit 154 2BR/2BA. $130,000. Downstairs
corner unit. upgraded kitchen, carport. Call
Bobye Chasey
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SPECTACULAR $439,000 3BR/2BA at the
end of wide canal. Completely updated in 1996.
Caged heated pool and spa, boat dock with
wrap-around dock. Two-car garage, automated
lawn sprinkler and much, much more. Call Bob
or Lu Rhoden 778-2692


ELEVATED ANNA MARIA HOME
$224,900 3BR/2BA Vaulted ceilings, inside
utility room, light neutral colors throughout. Built-
ins in bathroom and bedrooms. Close to restau-
rants, shopping and community center. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt or Helen White 778-4931.


BIMINI BAY ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND RARE DUPLEX ON INTRACOASTAL
$589,000 A six-bedroom, four-bath home on $159,000 Great location PLUS INCOME -
Key Royale. 240 feet of water front. 55-foot dock 2BR/1BA upstairs, 1BR/1BA down. Looks east
and heavy-duty boat lift. New premier kitchen over Intracoastal waterway. Watch boats go
and indoor pool. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones by near marina.
778-6791.


FLAMINGO CAY CANALFRONT HOME SERENITY & SECURITY $274,500
$199,500 3BR/2BA garage. Boater's dream Extensive upgrades dominate this lovely 2BR/2BA
on cul-de-sac. Direct access to Intracoastal townhouse with views of Sarasota Bay. Two pools,
waterway. New 10,000 lb lift. Call Rose Two tennis courts 24-hour guarded gate. Home
Schnoerr 778-2261. warranty. Call Bob & Penny Hall 506-2239.


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PALMA SOLA PARK'S BEST BUY
$169,000 Like new 3BR/2BA completely redone
from top to bottom with large deck and above-
ground pool in fenced and treed back yard. This
is not a drive-by. Call Harold Small 792-8628.


Gated community. Tennis courts, pool and spa, club-
house, lush landscaping, 24-hour guarded security
gate. Walking & boating. Wildlife preserve.
899 Waterside, Unit 43, 2BR/2BA Immacu-
late villa, split BR, loft, den $119,900 Call
Donna Mosley.
1105 Edgewater Circle, 2BR/2BA Faces
Palma Sola Bay, garage. $124,500. Call Rose
Schnoerr
819 Waterside Lane, 2BR/2BA end unit.
Fireplace, ceramic tile, view of bay. $124,900
Call Donna Mosley.
1288 Spoonbill Landings, 2BR/2BA. St.
Bart's model. Great view with open deck
$129,900. Call Janis Van Steenburgh.
1273 Spoonbill Landings, 2BR/2BA.
Former model. Two-car garage. $132,000 Call
Rose Schnoerr
1209 Edgewater, 2BR/2BA. Fantastic Bay
views "B" model. $134,000 Call Rose Schnoerr
508 Woodstork, 2BR/2BA. 2 Car garage,
waterview professional interior. $144,500 Call
Sandy Morgan
1175 Edgewater, 2BR/2BA Spectacular
view of Palma Sola Bay. Upgrades. S149,900
Call Rose Schnoerr
1260 Spoonbill Landings, 2BR/2BA
Largest Perico Bay Club Villa. Den can be
third bedroom. $149,900. Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones
1281 Edgewater Circle, 3BR/2BA. Wide wew
of bay. End unit. $187,000. Call Rose Schnoerr
1395 Perico Point, 3BR/2BA. $20,000 worth F
of upgraded built into the unit $219,000. Call
Rose Schnoerr


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778-2261
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for Don Schroder.
BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 3BR/2BA canalfront
home. Open and spacious floor plan. Heated pool. Dock,
boatlift. $279,900. Ask for Karen Schroder.
DELIGHTFUL DUPLEX or home with apartment. Easy
walk to beach, quiet location, fenced yard, gazebo, many
tropical plants. $159,900. Ask for Yvonne Higgins.
RETIREE'S DREAM HOME 55+ park in Paradise Bay.
Five minutes from Gulf. 2BR/1.5BA with add on room.
Turnkey furnished. $69,500. Ask for Barb or Sandy.
HANDYMAN FIXER-UPPER on the Island for under
$100,000 and close to the beach. 3BR/2BA but needs your
TLC. Call Sandy Greiner or Barb Turner.
SOpposite the Holmes Beach Library
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EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-story
townhouse. 2 heated pools, tennis, docking privi-
leges. Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the
bay. $139,900. Dick Ring, 748-7937. C13626
GULF TO BAY COMPLEX. Fabulous view on
ICW. 2BR/2-1/2B condominium with 2-car under-
building parking. Elevator and stairs secured.
Heated pool and private beach. Live-in manager.
$145,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19009
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 breakaway walls. $289,500.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R18579
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
SPECTACULAR ELEVATED GULF-FRONT
RESIDENCE with panoramic views. 3BR/3B, fire-
place in great room, 55' wraparound deck. Profes-
sionally landscaped. $795,000. Nancy Keegan,
723-3929. #R68328
ZONED C2. Lot, 90' x 100' +/-. Prime Gulf Drive
location. Explore the possibilities. $180,000. Anne
Miller, 792-6475. #15843



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SEASIDE GARDENS elevated apartment with large
deck off the back is perfect for the investor looking for
rental property! $79,900.
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canal. Split bedroom design, eat-in kitchen,
open and bright Florida room, covered patio.
This well maintained Island home sits on a large
lot with several fruit trees. $227,900. Call
Marion Ragni 778-1504 eves.


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CHARMING TROPICAL RETREAT This very
tropical home has 2BR/1.5BA with Spanish tile
throughout. Spacious living room, Florida room,
utility room and workshop. Amid the tropical land-
scape there is a 15 x 15 gazebo with electric.
Truly a haven for your soul. Not a drive by.
$142,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.



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many upgrades and renovations. Choice large
corner lot in Holmes Beach. Fenced yard. Home
warranty included. $164,900. Call Susan Hatch
778-7616 eves.


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1.5 story, 4BR/3BA with updated guest apart-
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2,400 sq. ft. of living area, vaulted modern
open design. 460 ft. to beach. $269,900.
Call Matt Stella CRS 795-0615



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3BR/3BA. Sail your
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Waterfront condo with
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COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING
Building is 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. $310,000. Stan Williams 778-4800.
BAY BELLA VISTA Unique 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished
townhouse with bay views and boat dock. Includes micro-
wave, ice maker, fireplace, overhead fans and intercom.
Great location in area of single family homes and Catholic
Church. $159,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
MOTEL NEAR BEACH 10 unit motel in Holmes Beach,
furnished turnkey. Owners home and additional six 2BR units
available for increased income. Profitable motel. $800,000. For
more information call Luke Courtney 778-5405.
REDUCED! Only steps to the beach. 3BR/2BA turnkey
furnished home with view of the Gulf and only steps to the
beach. Inground heated pool, garage, nice size bedrooms
and living room. $154,900. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
WATERWAY PENTHOUSE This 3BR/3BA top floor
unit in the Waterway Condos offers exclusive views of
Palma Sola Bay. The upgraded complex has heated pool,
tennis court, workout room, billiard room and boat docks.
Great location! Asking $159,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
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ANNA MARIA Brand new Key West style home in the City of
Anna Maria. Gulfview from the bedroom. Steps to the beach.
3BR/2BA with pool. Call for your private tour today. #KS16988.
Call Karin Stephan eves. 388-1267.
DIRECT GULFFRONT *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$650,000 $720,000. House with 2 apartments and 1 efficiency
on 2 lots. Great rental income. #KS14087.
TRIPLEX 3BR/1BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA close to the beach.
Excellent rental history. $159,900. #KS13966
DIRECT GULFFRONT 4 units beautifully furnished on a lot 100
x 100. Room for pool, extra office, laundry facilities, storage and
outdoor shower. Long term rental agreement with German travel
agency. Rent guarantee. Walking distance to shopping, restau-
rants. Excellent income. *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$650,000 $750,000. #KS17201.
BEST BUY House in San Remo Shores. Owner invested
$100,000 in renovation. Must see! 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceiling in
living room, fireplace, white carpet and white tiles. New doors,
breathtaking kitchen. Owner bought property 2 months ago for
$235,000; invested $100,000. Again selling for $235,000.
#KS67542. Call Karin Stephan today on this great buy.
ANNA MARIA/HOLMES BEACH west of Gulf Drive. 2BR/1.5BA,
parquet floors, paneled walls, crown molding, shuffleboard court,
banana and grapefruit trees, fireplace, garage plus room for a
second garage. $279,000. KS18867.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1BA each
side. Close to shopping, beaches, library restau-
rants. Very open, airy units, neat and clean.
Great rental history. #19134. $159,900. Call
Carol Heinze eves. 792-5921.


BALLENTINE MANOR
Family area close to the
airport with large yard.
3BR/2BA home with family
room and fireplace.
S$115,000. #17966
Carol S. Heinze
f REALTOR/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist

CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA
home with clear views of the Skyway, city pier and
pristine nature. $329,000. #DY13518.
TIFFANY 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, elevator. $185,000.
#TDY15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK *MVP Seller will entertain offers
between $130,000 $160,000. 2BR/2BA, lushly land-
scaped backyard, enclosed lanai, garage, potential for
duplex. #TDY18162.
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.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427

TIDY ISLAND AREA Lovely furnished home on
lake with solar heated pool. 3BR/2BA and 2-car
garage. Quiet area. Come sit by the pool and
enjoy the beauty of the lake. #18448. Call Bruce
Skorupa eves., 792-0303.
RARE ISLAND FIXER-UPPER 3BR/2BA and
2-car garage. Close to beach, shopping, library.
Priced to sell at $117,000. Don't miss this one!
#18681. Call Roni Price eves., 778-5585.


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ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT HOME WITH BEACH
812 S. BAY BLVD. ANNA MARIA
1 3BR/2B,
terazzo floors.
Living room w/
j stone fireplace
and cathedral
ceiling. One car
1 garage, fenced
area for pets.


Lot has 75' of
sandy beachfront
x 168' with views
of the Sunshine
Skyway and
Egmont Key.
$399,000.
941-778-1239


JULIE McCLURE

': .. .. Estate And
Household
Sales

Antique And
Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

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


ISLAND'S BEST BUY!!!
This super building lot near the bay in Anna
Maria has just been reduced to $79,900.
Lovely neighborhood of executive homes.
Don't miss this great opportunity to own a
piece of the Island.
Call Agnes Tooker eves. at 778-5287
or Ken Jackson eves. at 778-6986.



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


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CARDIO GLIDE Aerobic Rider exercise machine.
$100 OBO. Call 778-6923.

WASHER AND DRYER stacked closet unit. Great
for condo or apartment. $225. (813) 960-5996 or
779-2237.
WASHER AND DRYER both work. $100 for pair -
you haul. Call 778-7449 after 6 pm.
FOLDING BICYCLE PEUGEOT excellent condition
$75. Rowing machine, Sears, good condition $30.
Call 778-4555.
BLACK LEATHER KING HEADBOARD, 2 twin box
springs that attach and swing apart. $1,000 OBO.
Call 778-8406.
THE CARD LADY is back at Spicer Cottages.

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.


TAG SALE IN CLUB HOUSE Sat., Jan. 11,9-2.
Electric typewriter, computers, assorted. 6300
Flotilla, Holmes Beach. Past public tennis court.

YARD SALE Sat., Jan. 11, 9 -1. Microwave, gas
grill, bakers rack, much more. 219 84th Street,
Holmes Beach.

SECOND ANNUAL DANZIGER garage sale this
Sat. & Sun., Jan. 11 & 12. Stereo equipment,
quality clothes, roll-out windows, beach stuff, toys,
shower doors, etc. Early birds come on down
because we're ready for you! 530 Key Royale
Drive. 720-2669.

GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 11,8 1. Lots of miscel-
laneous stuff from three families. 8322 Marina Drive.
YARD SALE Sat., Jan. 11, 9 ? Household items
and furniture. 2304 Ave E, Bradenton Beach.


Serving the Island
from Ihe some
location since 1970.

Visit us at our web site: http://islandrealestate.com !!
[B MiS 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 778-6066
PERICO BAY CLUB
SPECIALIST
Marilyn has the
KEYS to ="
Home Ownership at

Marilyn Trevethan
REALTOR

Call Anytime Evenings 792-8477 Office 941-778-6066
Toll Free 1-800-865-0800


PLEASE HELP US FIND PELE our cat. Last seen on
Bay Drive N., Sat., Jan. 4. Neutered, gray, 8 months
old. 778-3790. Reward $.
LOST CAMERA small Nikon in blue pouch. Cher-
ished family photos inside. Reward. 778-9323.


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.
ARNOLD RUMPH TH. M. Creation Therapy
instruction, temperament analysis profile adminis-
trator and Christian counselor to individuals,
couples and families. 794-0567 for appointment.
THANKS AND PRAISE to Saint Jude for prayers
answered. Thy name be exalted forever. P.B.
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.


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


1989 FORD Crown Victoria Ltd. 9,000 miles, excellent
condition, original owner. $4,500. Call 778-6517.


"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your
,island property.
When buying or
selling...

I can make your
island dreams
1. come true.

ED OLIVEIRA
SS-..- REALTOR

Wagner Realty ~ Since 1939


778-1751
Evenings


2217 Gulf Drive
Bradenton Beach
FL 34217


778-2246
Office


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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.

BOAT SLIP FOR RENT in Holmes Beach. Call
778-7039.

1990 20' LOWE PONTOON boat with 60 hp Johnson
outboard, seat covers. Excellent condition. $6,800.
Call 778-4676.

1994 PROSPORT 19' DECK BOAT with 1992 140hp
Tohatsu. $7,900. Weekdays 778-2507. Eves. and
weekends 778-3757.
BOAT DOCK PRIVATE deep water, electric at dock.
Easy Gulf access. 778-5963.
1985 SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.
WANTED FIBERGLASS sailing dinghy, 6' 9'
length. Call 778-2832.


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
TIP OF THE ISLAND is now accepting applications
for breakfast/lunch cook. Call 778-3909.


BY OWNER DEEP CANAL








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

Anna Maria Canalfront Home By Owner


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SALES RENTALS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Planning to SELL or RENT your property? Please call an ISLAND REALTY GROUP
OFFICE! THREE ISLAND real estate offices working together to provide personal and
professional services. Over 75 combined years of ISLAND business experience shows
we are long established ISLAND offices!


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

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box717 Ana Mana, FL-34216
(941 FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


101 PELICAN
ON THE GRAND CANAL OF ANNA MARIA
Modern 3 bedroom, 2 bath canalfront home (one bed-
room is a neat loft with ship stairs) featuring a 2-way
fireplace between living room and dining room, 2-car
garage, huge downstairs foyer opening to caged pool.
A 16 x 20 workshop off the foyer and a boat garage
facing the canal. 2,016 sq. ft. living area. $295,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


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OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE
224 OAK AVE: 3 bedroom, 3 bath, elevated home. Open and airy,
great room/living room with wood burning fireplace and oak floors.
Master suite has his and her walk-in closets and whirlpool tub with
separate shower. Screened deck overlooks the boat ramp and dock
with electric and water hook-up. No bridges. Ample parking and
storage under 2,100 sq. ft. of air conditioned living space.
Asking $369,000 Please call778-0217.


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NEWLY LISTED!
Choice building lot on canal in
Anna Maria. Close to beach and
nice side street location. Natural
mangrove lot with newer homes
in surrounding area. $140,000.
Call Marie Franklin.



Since
MARIE 1 LIC REAL ESTATE
FAK REALTY 8
"We ARE the Island.'
9805 GuOl Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florda 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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LUNCH SERVERS WANTED also dinner servers,
bartenders, cocktail, kitchen employees. We have
a position for you! Buccaneer Inn, Longboat Key.
383-5565.

COOKS AND KITCHEN STAFF needed. Apply in
person to the Crown & Thistle British Pub, 2519 Gulf
Dr. N., Bradenton Beach.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.


OEX OPTION TRADERS wish you earned more
$ ? Intraday Technical Analysis could help. This is
not a sales ad. Phone 778-5788.

PIZZA AND ICE CREAM SHOP for sale. For infor-
mation call 778-4408 or 778-2815.


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, trim-
ming, clean-up,,shell, odd jobs. Hard-working
and responsible. Excellent references. Call
Edward 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app.,
airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab.
Serving the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.


BUSINESS
CENTER


C3 ZONING
RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE


Mini Storage
SRetail or Service
CALL NOW
778-2924
5347 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach


ISLANDER



"More than a
mullet
wrapper"
100% cotton hats:
$7.50. T-shirts: $10.
Sarasota/Bradenton
"Guides" discounted to
$10. All prices plus
Florida sales tax.
Visit us at 5404 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
941-778-7978


"THE PERFECTIONIST" cleaning with perfec-
tion! Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at
778-0064.

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

HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and
painting. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.

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

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

EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE
cleaning homes, condos and rental properties. Im-
peccable local references. Island resident over 4
years. Call 778-3989.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING honest, reliable,
references. Let us clean it up! $12 per hour each 2
hour minimum. Please beep 215-5956.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.

CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.


ANNA MARIA GARDEN Center & Landscaping.
Free estimates, 32 years experience. Full service
landscaping and garden center. Next to Island
Foods. All work guaranteed. 778-6630.


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.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR Painting. Free estimates.
31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at 778-1730.

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UNIQUE TRIPLEX Quality constructed
and well maintained residential triplex
with spacious floor plans, private garages
and storage rooms, on 100 x 100 lot with
Gulf views. Unit mix is 3BR/2BA, 2BR/
2BA and 1 BR/1 BA with 3,225 sq. ft. living
area offered at $325,000. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-7976.


COQU!NA 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.


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.

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

PROFESSIONAL PAINTER 12 years experience.
Interior/exterior, excellent Island references, no
mess. Call Don at 778-3456.

CARPET VINYL CERAMIC TILE sold, installed,
repaired. Great prices. All workmanship guaranteed.
Fully licensed and insured. Steve Allen 383-5381 or
beeper 506-3297.

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
mo. 778-2832.

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

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

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

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

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.
Phone 778-0212.

1BR APARTMENT Holmes Beach, short walk to
beach. Available seasonally. $3,300 for 3 months.
Phone 778-2833.


OCEAN PARK TERRACE Exceptional
2BR/2BA direct Gulffront residence.
Mexican tile floors, private 17 x 29
roof-top terrace. Secured elevator,
iarge pool area and wide sandy walking
beach! Offered at $279,900. Contact
Dave Moynihan 778-7976.


DEEP WATER CANAL San Remo
Shores with dock and davits. Completely
updated. Offered at $167,900. Ask for
Mary Maciel or Betty Montgomery 794-
3304 eves.


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Sandbar Restaurant is now
hiring positive, energetic
individuals, wanting to work
in a fun atmosphehere.
WAIT STAFF
BUS HELP
HOST/HOSTESS
KITCHEN
Apply in person at
100 Spring Ave.
Mon. thru Fri., 3pm to 5pm.
We are looking forward
to meeting with you
on a one to one basis.


419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 P 0 Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294







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JUST LISTED!
200 FEET TO THE GULF!
This tidy, well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is
located within steps of the sparkling Gulf! Upgrades
include newer central air and heat, new roof, ceramic
tiled kitchen and utility room floors, and automatic
sprinkler system. Other features include a lovely wood
burning fireplace, cozy family room with French doors
and spacious built-in bookcases. Super rental property
or permanent home. Only $269,000.
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
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Associates After Hours: Barbara A. Sato 778-3509
Nancy Gullford...778-2158 Monica Reid...729-3333
Suzanne Kasten ... 921-4130 Sherry Sasser .778-1820
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Sandy's Lawn Mowing. Trimming Edging
L fl Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
778-1345 GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES
1AND SATISFACTION

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

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


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


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

25 Years Experience ( C ) Licensed & Insured
References 794-3260 QLic RR 0047996

Designed Refaced
Formica Wood


SCANBI1TS

by REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years of Local References 778-


REMODELING

ADDITIONS
XACT RENOVATIONS
KITCHENS BATHS
I "* DECKS & MORE
ARPNTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVYES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


Anna Maria Laundromat

v Open 24 Hours
7 Days a Week
S 9906 GULF DRIVE
S ANNA MARIA
In the Anna Maria
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For Your Island Home Paint Needs

ISLAND
PAINT WORKS
Interior/Exterior
SCommercial & Residential
Licensed / Insured
Excellent References

BILL ROMBERGER 778-7821


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Painting
SPreswire (leaning
Private &
Commercial
Interior/Exterior
20 Years
Experience
* Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates
778-2139


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CALL US TODAY
FOR AN APPOINTMENT!

AMERICAN
CAR WASH
5804 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach

778-1617
MON FRI 8AM 5PM
SAT 8AM 4PM

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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE seasonal or annual.
Lovely 3BR/2.5BA, garage, furnished. No pets. Call
778-9171.

LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION 1BR/1 BA furnished
beach bungalow. Gulffront, private beach. $450 wk./
$1,150 mo. 778-1086.

BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA,
exclusive north end. Fireplace in top floor master suite.
Deck, patio, tropical garden. $3,000 Jan. 778-0990.

WANTED -1 OR 2 STALL GARAGE to rent in Holmes
Beach on a yearly basis if possible. Call 778-5974.

WANTED VACATION HOME RENTAL near or
Gulffront, middle two weeks of March. 2 or 3BR for
three retirees. Call (508) 336-2201.

ANNA MARIA NEXT to City Pier. Penthouse apart-
ment, large 2BR, glassed-in Florida room overlook-
ing pier, Sunshine Skyway and Egmont Key. Private
courtyard, heated pool and spa. Enchanted Shores.
Available Feb. 1. $1,800 seasonal or $1,400 annual.
778-0118 or 778-4657.

2BR/2BA BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED condo with
pool. One and a half blocks to beach and shopping.
Cable, VCR, washer/dryer. Available Jan. for weekly,
weekends or for month. 778-0510.

ANNUALS UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA efficiency
across form beach. $450 includes water and trash.
2BR/1BA, living/dining with fireplace, kitchen,
screened porch and 2-car garage. Two blocks to
beach. $700. Call 778-9237.

GULFVIEW 2BR/1 BA cable, central A/C, beautifully
furnished, ground floor, private patio, new appli-
ances, laundry. $500 per week. Dec., Jan., Apr. No
smoking or pets. 778-6050.

SEASONAL FURNISHED 2BR/1BA duplex,
Holmes Beach. Available Jan. Apr. by wk/mo.
Dishwasher, washer/dryer, cable TV, large porch.
Easy access to beach. $1,600 mo. or $500 wk.
778-6427 eves. or 794-66864 days.

1BR/1BA FURNISHED great location. $200 per
week seasonal; $150 per week annual. Utilities
included. Call 778-6258.

LARGE REMODELED STUDIO apartment available
now for season. New furnishings, entertainment
center, deck. Across the street from beach. $900 mo.
(941) 859-2857.

AVAILABLE JAN. 15 APR. 1. Rental, Westbay
Cove South. Great view of Intracoastal. 2BR/2BA,
upstairs center, heated pool, tennis court, convenient
location. 778-1532.

DUPLEX BRADENTON BEACH waterfront, dock,
davits. 3BR/2BA, laundry room, modern, walk to
beach, view Intracoastal. $850 mo. 1st, last. Annual.
(813) 539-5586 or(813) 784-3679.

TURNKEY 3BR HOME near Gulf in Holmes Beach.
Beautifully decorated, washer/dryer. Available Jan.
only. $400 wk. Leave message 778-4473.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR, washer/dryer, carport,
porch, 2 blocks to beach. $1,500. Available Feb. 1.
Fenced yard. Pets considered. 778-8221, beeper
723-5504.

ENJOY MY PRETTY ELEVATED home Jan., Mar.
and Apr. 2BR/2BA, lakefront, fishing, carports, all
amenities. No pets. $1,700 mo., $500 wk. 778-1592.
HOLMES BEACH BIRD LOVERS seasonal, turnkey
furnished, ground floor, 1 BR apartment 100 yards to
Gulf. Currently available. 778-5617.
ON THE GULF available now for 2 or 3 months. Two
1 BR apartments, cable TV, air, clean, private beach.
$900- $1,100 mo. 778-5959.
ANNUAL DUPLEX HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, ga-
rage, on lake near beach. Clean, recently refurbished,
deck. $700. Call 779-1070 or (941) 625-2889.

WANTED TO RENT ANNUALLY Executive style home
in Holmes Beach or Anna Maria. Call 779-1203.

HOLMES BEACH New 3,000 sq. ft. 3BR/3BA, beau-
tifully furnished executive getaway on deep canal.
Pool, hot tub, dock. Lots of room! 778-5084 leave
message or 778-5108.


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED in Bradenton Beach. 1BR/
1BA across from Gulf. Large deck. $575 mo. plus
electric. Covered parking. 778-0019.

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

SEASONAL 2BR/1BA apartment. Nice and clean.
Walk to beach. Deposit. (941) 778-5057.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, wood floors, newly
painted, one block to beach and bay. 203 2nd
Street N., Bradenton Beach. Available now. $500
mo. (813) 874-0973.

1 BR/1 BA ANNA MARIA furnished. Available weekly.
$350 wk. until Jan. 31, 1997. (941) 644-5502 eves.

WE HAVE ONLY A FEW winter rentals still avail-
able on or very near the beach starting at $1,200
mo. Call Green Real Estate now before it's too late!
(941) 778-0455.

2BR/2BA MARTINIQUE OR SANDY POINTE
seasonal. Call T. Dolly Young Realtor, Prudential
Florida Realty, 778-5427.

ANNUAL CUTE 2BR/1BA lower duplex for quiet,
professional non-smokers. $650 mo. 1st, last, plus
$650 security includes water, trash, cable. 792-3226.

SEASONAL CANCELLATION SPECIAL! Cute 2BR/
1 BA lower duplex, one block to beach. Available now
for season. $1,350 mo. 792-3226.

ANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLE NOW. 1BR duplex
apartment, central H/A, one short block to beach.
$500 mo. plus utilities. Call Carul at Green Real
Estate 778-0455.

CHARMING HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home with
water view. Annual lease at $1,185 mo. 778-0217.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH APARTMENT just redeco-
rated. 2BR/2BA elevated with washer/dryer hook-up.
Great location near beach and shopping. 778-0217.

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


NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by
owner. Priced at $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for
appointment. 778-2629.




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OWNER SELLING ELEVATED HOME in Anna
Maria City. 2BR/2BA, 2 living rooms, garage,
workshop, storage, warranty. $197,000. Call 778-
4543 to view. Spacious.
REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE OWNER deep canal,
large lot, unique design, 3BR/2BA. 517 71st Street,
drive by. $199,900. Appointment, call 778-7999.

COUPLE WANTS TO BUY home on Key Royale
canal. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage. Room for pool. Under
$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, living
room, dining room, eat-in kitchen. 2,642 sq. ft. under
roof with new seawall and boat dock. $289,500 as is.
778-7837.
ANNA MARIA UNOBSTRUCTED Gulf/bay views.
Custom 3BR/3BA, 3 years old. $459,900. Appoint-
ment only. 207 South Bay Blvd. (941) 778-5948.
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY Jan. 12, 1 4. One of a
kind custom built 3BR/2BA. Fabulous bay view. Only
3 years old. Many extras. $229,900. Call 778-2960.

SUNNY SHORE SUPER STAR owner financing!
Mobile home, 2BR/2BA, new kitchen, new roof over
with insulation. Towne & Shore, Madelynne, 778-
2940 or 779-2044.

SALE OR TRADE Lovely 2BR/2BA Island home.
Enclosed downstairs. $140,000. Want condo with
boat slip, duplex or handyman. 778-5125.
CuTE HOUSE FOR SALE 2BR/1BA, Mexican tile,
carport, porch, fenced yard. Two blocks to beach,
1/2 block to bay. 778-8221.

LOTS FOR SALE Direct bayview $79,500.
Oceanview with beach access and ownership
$175,000. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

PROPERTY FOR SALE Oriental North Carolina.
1/2 acre waterview, deeded boat slip, septic sys-
tem installed. $40,000. (941) 778-0315.

COZY, CONVENIENT, CARPORT Desoto Villa.
1 BR/1 BA across from clubhouse, pool, tennis. Great
location. Possible owner financing. Towne & Shore,
Madilynne, 778-2940 or 779-2044.

WANTED ISLAND DUPLEX OR home $115,000 or
under. Call me before listing with a Realtor and we
both save! (813) 960-5996 or 779-2237. Ask for
Karen. No Realtors please.
NORTH ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT newly reno-
vated, 3BR/2BA in secluded tropical setting. Steps to
beaches. $229,000. 748-6550 or 748-6110.


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BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA elevated home steps to
fishing pier and beach. Excellent rental history.
$229,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
PERICO SHORES ... an exclusive enclave of
executive homesites three minutes from the beach.
From $74,900. Call Richard Freeman or Tom
Nelson, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
FIDDLER'S GREEN vacant homesite for sale in NW
Bradenton. One of the few left! Call Richard Free-
man or Tom Nelson, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
EXTRA LARGE Anna Maria vacant lot. $82,500. Call
Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
CANALFRONT VACANT LOT in Anna Maria
$139,500. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
BEACH STYLE GIFT/BICYCLE SHOP business
and real estate for sale. $199,000. Call Richard
Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY excellent location on
Marina Drive. Call Richard Freeman, Island Real
Estate, 778-6066.
ISLAND DUPLEX in Holmes Beach. $182,500. Reach
Richard Freeman, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.
BY OWNER ONE YEAR OLD 3BR/2BA, fireplace,
pool, 2-car garage, near beach. For appointment call
794-5891. $129,900.
HOLMES BEACH 4-PLEX across from beach. All
2BR/2BA at $650 mo. New everything, room for
pool. Cash back to qualified buyers. 778-0217.

HOLMES BEACH BY OWNER Short walk to Gulf,
ground level 2BR/1 BA with 1 BR/1 BA guest quarters
on lushly landscaped duplex lot. Large lanai with
spa. $219,000. Principles only. 778-5617.


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Act, which makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference, limitation or dis-
crimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national origin, or
intention to make any such preference, limita-
tion or discrimination." Familial status includes
children under age of 18 living with parents or
legal custodians, pregnant women and people
securing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowing accept any adver-
tising for real estate which is in violation of the
law. Our readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspaper are
available on an equal opportunity basis. To
complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at
1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired
(TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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be placed in person and paid in advance or mailed to our office in the Island
)ing Center, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We are located next to
Andre. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday Friday, (Saturday 10 to 2 usually).
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C J's Plumbing Inc. 722-2702
24-Hour Emergency Service & Repairs
* Water Heaters -Drain Cleaning -Disposals -Remodeling
JOHN DAVIS Beeper 569-9052
Licensed & Insured CFC056844

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RRemodeling Additions Carpentry
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Licensed and Insured 778-5594 778-3468


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Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
Call Tony Peduzzi 778-1529 35 years experience


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Sale Pce 24"
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Less Rebate -6
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