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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


IISLANDER


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Imitating Mother Nature hit or miss proposition


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Florida waterfront property is the prize people and
developers seek.
What often stands in the way of their dreams are
the delicate ecosystems that provide shelter and food
for animals inhabiting the water's edge.
But there is an out for those who dare to upset natu-
ral surroundings for the sake of a dream home or de-
velopment.
It's called mitigation.


Resident

claims fire

board violated

Sunshine Law
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Manatee County Sheriffs Det. David Haines said
he plans to complete his investigation of a Sunshine
complaint against the Anna Maria Fire Commission
this week.
Fire district resident Karen Leek filed a complaint
last week that the commission violated Florida's Gov-
ernment-in-the-Sunshine Law when it sent the
Bradenton Herald a legal notice bearing the wrong date
for a special meeting. The meeting was scheduled for
Jan: 9 but the notice said Jan. 13.
S"The ad went to the newspaper with the date of the
13th instead of the 9th," Fire Chief Andy Price said. "We
had two meetings scheduled and Mary (Administrative
Secretary Mary Stephens) just confused the dates. We
found out about the mistake Jan. 8 but it was too late to
correct it, so we agreed to defer the vote to Jan. 13th."
Price also noted that The Islander Bystander car-
ried proper notification of the meeting in its Jan. .8
meeting calendar.
"They called the meeting according to the legal
notice in the Bradenton Herald, a newspaper of general
circulation," Leek said. "Then they had the meeting on
Jan. 9 without anyone knowing the date had changed."
The meeting was called so fire commissioners
could discuss making a liange irrthe district's enabling
act. The change was to be submitted to the local legis-
lative delegation on Jan. 13. At the Jan. 9 meeting com-
missioners agreed by consensus to submit the legisla-
tion but noted a formal vote would not be taken until
the Jan. 13 meeting.
"We had two open public meetings on the issue,"
Price noted. "The meeting on Jan. 9 was to explain the
issue to the public. If we wanted to deceive anyone we
wouldn't have had the meeting. People did attend, so we
know they saw the notice in The Islander Bystander.
Commission Chairman John VanOstenbridge
added that the sandwich board correctly displayed the
meeting notices in front of Station 1 in Holmes Beach
on Jan. 9.
"It was an honest mistake," he noted. "It's the same
person wasting taxpayers' money. Leek has made Sun-
shine allegations five times before."
"I live seven miles from Station 1, so I don't see the
sandwich board," Leek countered. "I don't get The Is-


According to the dictionary, mitigate means to
make less severe or harsh; to moderate, soften, appease,
lessen or temper.
To the Florida Department of Environmental Pro-
tection, mitigation allows people to tear up mangroves
or seagrasses or whatever is in the way.
However, as part of an agreement with the state,
the property owner promises to replace mangroves and
other plants on another part of their land or on other
property if they have any agreeable to the state.
But DEP admits mitigation can be a hit or miss


proposition.
Ripping out mangroves and replacing them some-
where else on the same property offers no guarantees
of success, DEP Environmental Supervisor Bill
Vorstadt said.
"Every mitigation site is an experiment. It's a best-
guess scenario," Vorstadt said. "Over time you see
what happens or how nature takes its course. It's not an
exact science. A lot of times what looks good on paper
PLEASE SEE MITIGATION, NEXT PAGE


Circus Boy' has

his day under

Big Top
Islander Bystander reporter David Futch was one of
the participants in the Sailor Circus "Media Circus"
Friday in Sarasota. Before a crowd of more than 800
fans Futch, pictured above at left, performed on a
high wire. Futch carried Courtney Wyatt and was
preceded by Jason Metnick and Lindsay Butler. The
Media Circus featured members of the local print,
radio and television press in addition to young
people involved with the Sailor Circus. For more of
Futch's exploits leading up to the big day, please see
the article on page 12. Islander Photos: Paul Roat


lander Bystander (delivered to my home). I have to go
out and pick it up somewhere and it's not a newspaper
of general circulation."
Det. Haines said he will send his findings to the
State Attorney's Office for a determination on whether
charges will be filed.


Six qualify for three seats

in Holmes Beach


The voters of Holmes Beach will choose three
council members from a field of six qualifiers includ-
ing two incumbents. The election will be March 11.
Luke Courtney and Don Maloney, both incum-
bent council members, will face former Mayor Pat
Geyer, Irma Backelant-Lanning, Sue Normand and


Mercedes Thornberg. Incumbent council member
Billie Martini is not seeking reelection.
New residents have until Feb. 10 to register in or-
der to vote in the election.
All precincts in the city will vote at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ......................................... ......... 6
Those Were the Days ............................... 7
Announcem ents ............................................. 9
Island Poet .................................... .......... 11
Stir-it-up ............................ ....... ........... 18
School Daze .................................... ......... 19
Streetlife ................................... ............. 20
Anna Maria Island tides ........................... .. 25
Real estate ................................................... 26.
Crossword puzzle......................................... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JANUARY 22, 1997






BIl[ PAGE 2 M JANUARY 22, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

City seeks solutions on Privateers' float


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Council will look at sev-
eral options in hopes of quelling a controversy over the
location of the Anna Maria Island Privateers' boat-
float.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner sent the Privateers a let-
ter recently maintaining that the float is illegally parked
on the vacant lot at the corer of Clark Drive and Clark
Lane in the city. Parking trailers on vacant property is
prohibited by a new trailer ordinance.
"I want to work with them to resolve the problem
in an attempt to avoid a code citation," VanWagoner
said.
"The lot was deeded to them," Councilwoman
Carol Whitmore said. "It's been there for 20 to 30 years
and no one has had a complaint until now."
VanWagoner said in addition to the code violation,


Anna Maria election forum
Candidates for city commission for the city of
Anna Maria will answer questions from their con-
stituents on Thursday, Jan. 30, at a candidates forum
sponsored by The Islander Bystander.
The political forum will begin at 7 p.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive. Doors open at
6:30 p.m. for an opportunity for concerned citizens
to submit written questions and meet candidates.
Running for commissioner in the Feb. 11 elec-


he's had complaints about the smoker being stored on
the lot and open fires. He has also received complaints
from residents who've been told to move items from
their vacant lots.
"The Privateers are the character of the Island,"
Whitmore declared. "They have a good time, they party
and drink but they do a lot of good things for the Island
and the kids. To me you're tramping on sacred ground.
I'll do everything I can to protect what's left of the Is-
land before more newcomers come and there's nothing
left."
The mayor suggested the float could be stored at
city hall. However, the Privateers have resisted that
suggestion because they couldn't drink beer while
working on the float if it's on city property.
"If it bothers people there, why do you want it
here?" Councilman Don Maloney asked.
VanWagoner said the float could be stored on any


set for Wednesday, Jan. 31
tion are incumbents George McKay and Doug
Wolfe, former commissioner Max Znika and politi-
cal newcomer Dale Woodland.
Candidates will offer introductions to the audi-
ence followed by questions submitted by audience
members in writing on forms provided at the forum.
The forum will be moderated by Islander Bystander
Publisher Bonner Presswood.
Information, call 778-7978.


property where it would meet the code but, "I think it's
out of place where it is."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said he offered
his lot at the intersection of Palm and Gulf Drives for
storage of the float. If a compromise can't be reached,
the city could change its ordinance, he added.
Whitmore agreed with changing the ordinance.
Councilman Ron Robinson said the council can't
make a special exception for one group.
"We tried to move to city property 15 years ago,
but we had problems getting water and power and also
about imbibing on city property," Privateers' President
John Swager explained. "The membership is against
that. We have been looking at other locations on the
Island and Luke's property is a possibility."
Swager said the Privateers have five or six pieces
of equipment stored in several locations. Members
would rather have it all together and not spend $180
out-of-pocket for storage.
"We're starting to lose places where we have
things stored," Swager said. "We'd be glad to find a
place where we can put it. It would take the burden off
of us."
VanWagoner said he hopes the publicity will gen-
erate a solution and noted the Privateers' lot would
make a good city park or playground.
The group would probably have no problem creat-
ing a park there, Swager said.
Courtney said he will seek advice on the issue from
the city attorney and then council will discuss it at its
Jan. 28 work session.


MITIGATION, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
doesn't work. There are factors you can't plan for.
"Mitigation has been spotty. It's analogous to
people driving down the road. Some obey the speed
limit and some don't. If you took 10 of my files, 30
percent of the people send us no information, another
30 send us some and the rest are diligent about comply-
ing. Complying is expensive. You get a bad apple now
and then. You would hope it's a perfect world, but it's
not."
Then there are people and companies that feel like
they have an obligation to do the right thing.
Take, for example, Leverock's Seafood House on
Perico Island near the Anna Maria Island Bridge on
Manatee Avenue.
According to Vorstadt, Leverock's went to great
lengths to comply with the state's mitigation require-
ment.
Even though the company did not own the land and
the original developer refused to follow through on the
mitigation project, Leverock's completed it, Vorstadt
said.
In August 1988, DEP issued a dredge and fill per-
mit to Southard, Buskirk and Georgi Co. of Bradenton,
Vorstadt said. Developer Frank Buskirk was part of
that group, he said.
The permit allowed developers to remove 278 cu-
bic yards of muck near where Leverock's and Galati
Perico Harbor Marina are located, he said. Developers
replaced the muck with 2,000 cubic yards of clean fill
on land, Vorstadt said.
Developers also were required to plant 9,000
square feet with white and red mangrove on some
shoreline and uplands, he said. But the shoots failed to
take, Vorstadt said.
The permit later was revised to allow them to plant
spartina, a grass that grows one or two feet high and
provides habitat for fish at high tide, he said.
"The spartina seems to have taken," Vorstadt said.
"Over time, the mangroves will. For the most part, they
went out of their way to ensure mitigation."
But who is "they?"
Dick Tappan, secretary-treasurer of Leverock's
Seafood House restaurants in St. Petersburg Beach,
said Leverock's, not the original developer, complied
with DEP mitigation requirements.
"I paid fines because the mangroves didn't grow
after Environmental Protection told us to put them on
the uplands. Mangroves don't grow on uplands. They
grow in the water. Buskirk said he replanted the man-
groves twice and they never took so they just left it.
"We spent $35,000 replanting mangroves and they
took. And we put in ground cover. Man, I don't want
to go through that again. I'm not happy about it.
Buskirk didn't do anything."
Tappan added that he does not own the property


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Leverock's Seafood House, middle, and Galati Perico Harbor Marina, left, overlook the mitigation that took
place over an eight-year span at the property on Perico Island. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


where the mitigation took place. Leverock's owns only
the footprint, or the property the building sits on, he
said.
That doesn't matter, according to DEP. When the
property changes hands the new owner inherits the
onus of completing mitigation, DEP's Vorstadt said.
Buskirk, president of F.A. Buskirk Co, and an in-
vestor in Galati Perico Harbor Marina, said he remem-
bers the mitigation process was troublesome.
"We made a best effort. I was the surviving part-
ner (of Southard, Buskirk and Georgi when the mitiga-
tion process took place). We did what we could., We
had an engineer and an environmental consultant and
we did what they said to do," Buskirk said. "Nobody
won in this.
"In certain areas mitigation won't work given the
inflexibility of the mitigation process. That was a spoil
island created when the bridge was built and there was
not enough room. There was an elevation problem. The
tidal situation was bad. Wind and waves were a prob-
lem because the action of botf wouldn't allow the
mangroves we planted to take.
"We spent thousands on it in engineering and
planting fees.
"I think today mitigation has a better chance of
working because there is a little more flexibility with
DEP and the water management district," he said.
"Early mitigation needed a learning curve on both sides


and I think it's working now because we've had 10 to
15 years of exercise and people realize you need to be
flexible."
In the early years, mitigation required expensive
and exhaustive studies and legal fees that sometimes
ended up costing more than was spent on planting
mangroves, Buskirk said.
DEP's Vorstadt said; some cases were complicated
because of the magnitude of the mitigation. Different
agencies got involved and the process can got bogged
down.
That has changed ana now there is a division of
labor.
"It's a lot easier now because of streamliningthat
took place in 1995. That streamlining said either DEP
or the Southwest Water Management District would
handle case but not both." Vorstadt said. "Swiftmud
h now handles commercial projects including comme-
S..cial residential properties and we handle single-famil>
homes. .
Mike Molligan, spokesman for Swiftinud in
Brooksville, said there currently are no problems with
the mitigation at the Leverock's and Galati Marina site.
"Mitigation is in compliance," Molligan said.
"Early on there were talks back and forth between all
parties about going to court. Mitigation responsibility
goes from one owner to the next and the new owner is
responsible for mitigation."





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 22, 1997 a PAGE 3 IE


Wildlife back before commission next month


By Paul Roat
Wildlife Inc. will be back before the Bradenton
Beach City Commission Feb. 6, when commissioners
will decide whether the animal rescue service must
have a city occupational license.
Ed and Gail Straight, proprietors of the service in
the 2100 block of Avenue B, maintain the state-li-
censed rescue service does not fall under the jurisdic-
tion of the city and they should not have to pay for an
occupational license.
Building Official Bill Sanders brought the mat-
ter before the city commission last week. In a letter
to the commission, Sanders said Wildlife Inc. "is
apparently maintaining a home occupation of wild-
life rehabilitation evidently without city li-
censes." Sanders cited nine problems with the rescue
operation in his letter.
The occupational license would cost $50, Sand-
ers said. He added that Wildlife Inc. "may not be
able to continue as a business to meet the code.
Some things may have to be waived, and it may have
to go through the adjustment board and variance


A renumbering nightmare was averted for Chilson
Avenue residents last week.
Anna Maria Commissioners approved splitting a
lot on the street last year. However, with the change of
one parcel of property into two came a.problem: there
weren't enough numbers on the street to accommodate
the new home.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock proposed
renumbering all the homes on the street, a proposal that
angered resident Margaret Jenkins no end.
"I've had my house here for 33 years," she told
commissioners, "and it would be very expensive and
time consuming to change my address." Jenkins
pointed out that insurance, mortgage, banks, federal


procedure."
Commissioners voted 3-1 to table the matter until
the February meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Mayor
Leroy Arnold cast the lone vote opposing tabling the
matter, stating "the state is regulating your business and
I believe we should stay completely out of this."
The Straights and Wildlife Inc. came before an-
other city board last year. In a meeting packed with
more than 50 Wildlife Inc. supporters, the city's board
of adjustment decided that the city did not have juris-
diction to implement zoning regulations on a state-li-
censed animal rescue service.
The decision was based on a letter from Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission General
Counsel James Antista, who said at the time the
city's ordinance was "overbroad, vague and should
be struck down as an encroachment of [Fish Com-
mission] authority over wildlife. It is not a zoning
ordinance; it is a complete prohibition of the posses-
sion of wildlife. Under this ordinance, the possession
of tropical birds and fish is prohibited. The term
'customary household pets' is so vague as. to place


and state governments would all have to be notified of
the change in address, as well as relatives and friends.
Charnock said there is a standard, uniform system
for numbering houses on streets that calls for the
change for all residents on the street.
"I don't think there is very much about Anna Maria
that's uniform," Commissioner George McKay
quipped.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he would get with
Charnock and devise a way to number the new house
without impacting any of the other residents on the
street. Suggestions were to use "1/2" or "A and B" for
the new home.
Who says you can't fight city hall and win?


unlimited authority in code enforcement officers to
determine what kind of wildlife is allowed."
Antista continued, "The Florida Game and Fresh-
water Fish Commission has exclusive authority to ex-
ercise all of the state's regulatory power over wildlife;
municipalities are precluded from regulating or prohib-
iting the possession of wildlife."
Gail Straight blasted the commission and Sanders.
"There are more important things to deal with in
Bradenton Beach," she said. "With all the terrible
things that are going on in Bradenton Beach, you're
picking on me. Why?"
Ed Straight said "to our knowledge we know of no
other animal rehabilitation service that is required to
have a city occupational license."




Anna Maria City
1/27, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
1/28, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
No meetings scheduled

Holmes Beach
1/24, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement Board
1/24, 1 p.m., Police Retirement Board
1/28, 9 a.m, Council work session
1/30, 10 a.m., Planning Commission

Of Interest
S1/23, 7 p.m., Bradenton Beach Civic
Association, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
S1/23, 7:30 p.m., EMS Study Committee, Fire
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
1/27, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee
Metropolitan Planning Organization, Sudakoff
Hall, USF Campus, Sarasota.
S1/30, 10:30 a.m., Dedication of North Bay
Boulevard pedestrian and bicycle bridge.


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li PAGE 4 0 JANUARY 22, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Owners seek compromise on contiguous lot problem


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Joe Kennedy is fighting for rights to sell a lot con-
tiguous to the lot where his home is situated. They were
bought together and Holmes Beach now says he can't
divide them.
Another case involving contiguous lot ownership
came before the Holmes Beach City Council last week
but a compromise rather than a battle was offered
by the owners.
In both cases, Building Official Joe Duennes has
maintained that if one person owns two contiguous lots,


the lots must be combined to fulfill the requirements es-
tablished in the 1989 comprehensive plan.
Duennes says that according to the comprehensive
plan, a single-family lot must be 7,510 square feet as
opposed to the pre-1989 requirement of 5,000 square
feet.
Ernest Kendler told council that he and John
Robuck purchased two lots at 117 White Avenue in
June 1993. Previously the lots were owned by one fam-
ily. Kendler said he and Robuck planned to demolish
the structure encroaching on both lots and each would
build a single family residence.


School gets renovated crosswalk
Gary Blunden of the Holmes Beach Public Works Department adds new striping to the crosswalk on Gulf
Drive in front of the Anna Maria Elementary School last week. The department has been renovating existing
crosswalks and adding new ones for the past few months. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in cross-
walks face a possible fine of $78.50. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


"This was checked very carefully (when we pur-
chased the lots) through the building department,"
Kendler noted. "We were not buying a beach cottage
on a giant lot but two buildable lots. I talked to John
Fernandez. In his opinion the house would have to be
knocked down completely and we would have two
buildable lots. I have this in writing."
Approximately one month ago, Kendler ap-
proached the city's building department and was told
that because the lots were owned by one owner at the
time the comprehensive plan was passed, they must be
combined into one lot.
Kendler said the building department suggested a
compromise in which he and Robuck could request that
the property be rezoned from R-1 to R-2 and build a du-
plex. The entire area is zoned R-2 except these two lots
and all the structures on the street are duplexes, he said.
"Everybody's opinion is this current zoning is out
of place and I'm asking for it to be like the rest of the
neighborhood," Kendler explained. "If I had the
council's opinion that they would approve this, then I
could see if Mr. Robuck will agree or go with another
route. He has a legal opinion that we own two separate,
platted lots."
SBuilding Inspector Bill Saunders said rather than
build a duplex, he suggested that the owners
condominiumize the building and each would own half
of it and jointly own the land.
Another option would be to build two buildings
with joint ownership of the land. "You can't do that
with a duplex," Saunders noted. "Duplex implies single
ownership or split ownership on a party-wall agree-
ment, which we are not permitting now."
"I think the council would be favorable to a change
to R-2," Council Chairman Luke Courtney said. "But
my personal suggestion would be to wait until the Joe
Kennedy case comes to council because this is the crux
of the matter with the Kennedy case."
Kennedy, who owns two contiguous lots on South
Harbor Drive, has been told by the city he cannot sell
one of the his two contiguous lots because the lots must
remain combined. Kennedy filed an appeal of
Duennes' decision, which will be heard by the council
on Feb. 4.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 22, 1997 M PAGE 5 EIJ3


Trimmers run over dunes, plants on rights of way


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
A tree-trimming company was issued four parking
tickets after workers drove over sand dunes and plants
on city rights of way at Bean Point in Anna Maria.
According to Anna Maria Public Works Director
Phil Charnock, drivers for the Big O Tree Co. of
Bradenton were cited for illegal parking and issued $15
tickets.
Big O was hired by John Dicks of 823 North Shore
Drive to trim Australian pines, Charnock said.
Dicks wanted the trees trimmed so he would have
a clear view of the Gulf from his new home, Charnock
said.
"Big O drove their trucks near the walkover and
into and over the dunes," Charnock said. "They cut our
trees and cut other's trees so Dicks could see the wa-
ter. We stopped them Monday (Jan. 13) and a Mana-
tee County sheriffs deputy issued them tickets."
Prior to construction last year, Dicks was cited by
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
for improperly clearing his lot so he could build his
house, Charnock said.
The recent tree trimming could result in a second
citation, Charnock said.
DEP officials said they were upset about Big O
driving into the dunes, according to Charnock.
DEP engineer Steve West said his office was con-
sidering a second citation but doubted they would is-
sue one for trimming Australian pines.
"The contractor was hired to remove or trim the
Australian pines which the state has no problem with,"
West said. "Australian pines are an exotic species that
adversely affects the Florida coastline and dune system
because the needles cover and kill plants that grow on
the beach. We support Australian pines being re-
moved."
Everything would'have been just fine with the state
if the contractor had gotten to the pine trees without
running over the dunes, West said.
Dicks will be notified he has a problem, but his real
problem is with the city, not the state, West said.
Dicks could possibly avoid trouble if he replaces the


plants on city rights of way that Big O ran over, he said.
One plant was a protected buttonwood illegal to
cut or remove according to Florida statutes. Other
plants run over by Big O trucks included a number of
sea oats that had been planted by volunteers in an ef-
fort to spruce up the walkover area at Bean Point.
"There's time for him to mitigate (replace the
plants) because his building permit is still active," West
said. "The city will be the one interested in getting him
to repair the damage caused by the trucks."
Charnock said the city needs to determine if the
plants Big O ran over would survive before asking
Dicks to replace them.
The sea oats were flattened, he said.
"We haven't had much luck getting people to take
care of city property," Charnock said. "Remember the
two old ladies with the chainsaw that cut down the trees
on city property last year? State Attorney Earl
Moreland's office decided not to press charges."
On March 28, 1996, winter resident Ann Schindler
allegedly cut down sea grape trees and native vegeta-
tion in front of her property seaward of the public side-
walk south of Gulf Boulevard with a chainsaw and
dumped the trimmings on city rights of way.
According to the report she cut a four-foot path to the
beach and cut more than 30 sea grape trees to a height of


A Big 0 Tree Co. truck
sits underneath Austra-
lian pines that company
workers trimmed at a
Bean Point home. The
company is accused of
running over plants and
shrubs on city rights of
way in getting to the pine
trees. Islander Photo
courtesy: Doug Copeland




two inches on property dedicated as a city park.
Sheriff's deputy Steve Ogline saw the trash
Schindler and another woman, Louis Hall, put along
the beach walkway and roadway and warned them not
to dump on rights of way, Charnock said.
The next day, Ogline returned and discovered
Schindler and Hall had not removed the trimmings, he
said.
Ogline told Charnock he was going to arrest
Schindler for illegal dumping, instead Charnock said he
decided to seek help from the state attorney because the
cutting was done on city property.
In a Jan. 16 letter to Charnock from assistant state
attorney Brian Iten, a charge of criminal mischief was
dropped against Schindler and Hall.
"When I left the state attorney's office, I was not
impressed," Charnock said. "They said when someone
is accused you have to prove there is malice. I couldn't
prove they knew (the vegetation) was on city property."
Charnock said he called city attorney Jim Dye and
Dye said the city could go after Schindler as a civil
matter or criminal matter. But without a criminal
charge or a conviction, a civil trial would be a waste of
time, Charnock said Dye told him.
"In addition to that," Chamock said, "Mrs. Schindler
left two days after the incident to go back north."


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taking one penny out of their pockets.
My question when talking to Mr.
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Why would he make this offer?
His answer made sense. He said, "At
this time of year I'm faced with a devastat-
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problem. You see, after the Holiday
season, people have spent so much that
they will do whatever they can to put off
spending money on anything else.
Now I know many homeowners
are faced with their own problems ...
They have all these things that they
bought during the holidays, but many
of them don't know where the money
will come from. Well, this plan will
take care of their problem and mine.
I believe that by giving homeowners
this opportunity, these 28 Coleman
systems will keep all of my employees
busy. I realize we don't have the profit in
these jobs we normally do, but it's worth it
just to keep all of our people working
instead of having to send them home."
After discussing the advantage to
the homeowners I believe Mr. Long
will wish he had enough employees to
put in more than 28 heating and air
conditioning systems, and I am sure
many homeowners will too.


They can finance a new Coleman
heating and air conditioning system
without taking one cent out of their
pocket for 90 days. Then Mr. Long will
give them a check for $490.00. Note...
offer is subject to credit approval. Either
way the homeowner can save $490.00.
Here Is Another Part Of This Concept
That Impressed Me
The homeowners that are replacing
an old system will get a guaranteed
energy savings of 25% during the first
year or Mr. Long will pay them the
difference. Plus, he will take care of any
repairs on the new system FREE for the
next 5 years. And get this Mr. Long
said "Many of our customers have found
that the money they save on their energy
and repair bills is more than their
monthly payment."
Remember, this offer is no payment
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savings, plus a 25% savings on utility
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Because, according to Mr. Long,
once the 28 Coleman Systems are sold,
this program will have to end.
Homeowners can request more
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Eco-developmental
compromise needed
Several years ago, environmentalists and developers
thought they had struck a compromise for wetland areas.
Developers, of course, wanted to develop the up-
land areas near every water body in the state. Water-
front property goes for an ever-increasing dear price
and all the new folks coming to the Sunshine State want
to live near the water, the development community
reasoned, so why not let 'em live there?
Aack! environmentalists cried. You can't let
people destroy the wetlands unless you want to destroy
the very bodies of water the folks coming here want to
live next to. Do you think people will pay big bucks to
live next to a bay that is an open sewer? Wetlands must
be protected!
With the divergence of views came the compro-
mise: wetland mitigation.
Wetlands would be protected as much as possible
from developmental impacts. If a wetland area had al-
ready been disturbed, development would be allowed,
but the disturbed wetland areas would be replanted in
another area on the property, thereby mitigating envi-
ronmental impacts.
Developers were thus somewhat allowed to de-
velop, and environmentalists were somewhat placated.
Unfortunately, the mitigation arrangement hasn't
been all that successful.
Environmental regulators in Florida are generally
overworked and understaffed. Much of the mitigation
efforts by developers originally met all the codes and
requirements, but the fragile little seedlings did not
always grow well.
Sometimes they were planted in soil that was too
dry or too wet and the plants did not survive. Some-
times they were planted at the wrong time of the year
and froze or were fried by the summer sun.
And when the plants died, the regulators often
didn't know or weren't told. Mitigation follow-up in-
spections weren't too successful, with the result being
few surviving plants and little in the way of replanting.
The article on mitigation beginning on page 1 of
this week's Islander Bystander offers a good example
of some of the pitfalls of the mitigation experience. An
original exercise failed, the property changed hands, a
new owner balked at the expense of cleaning up the
mess left behind by someone else ... the situation at
Leverocks must have been repeated elsewhere in the
state countless times.
We hope a tighter review of mitigation projects
will be in the forefront of thought of both developers
and environmentalists as we all work to come up with
a viable means of eco-developmental compromise.


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AID thanks the community
Once again community members have made it
possible for All Island Denominations to provide over
20 families and individuals with a "Merry Christmas."
A complete "Share" meal was provided with the
cooperation of the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Additional foods and gifts for all family mem-
bers were made available by Islanders and by diligent
shoppers representing six of the seven Island churches.
We are indebted to the many who donated gifts and
money to make this a successful holiday.
Our thanks to Paul Horvat who graciously pro-
vided the office space on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria
City. Without a donated space, the program could not
have taken place.
Robert Meylan, president,
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Islander fills sails of support
for holiday boat parade
We want to express our thanks for The Islander
Bystander's support of the Anna Maria Island Christ-
mas Lighted Boat Parade. Your,editorial coverage
brought spectators out in droves twice!
Thousands of people watched from the canals and
docks and the parade certainly helped to build our sense
of community. Your sponsorship was an important mo-
tivating factor to the participants. The lightning and wind
on the scheduled night kept most of us from sailing, but
the following weekend we again had great crowds.
Next year, we plan to have a commercial class of
boats, so we'd like you to start thinking about a com-
mercial entry. The newspaper's name in lights would
look great in a parade.
We couldn't have had a parade without your spon-
sorship. Again, thanks and we hope that you'll partici-
pate both afloat and ashore in 1997.
Chuck Stealey and Frank Derfler,
AMI Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

Professional librarians
'don't get no respect'
In reference to the Tingley Library article which ap-
peared in the Dec. 19 issue, I have one correction to make.


While I do not wish to diminish any person's po-
sition in a library and have the highest regard for vol-
unteers, I believe the word "librarian" needs clarifica-
tion.
This title denotes a professional position that re-
quires a Master of Library Science, a degree that many
of us achieved while working full-time and raising
children.
Perhaps a colleague in San Antonio, Texas, is cor-
rect when she wrote in a recent Library Journal, "Our
profession is named after a building. There are no
'hospitalists' ..." We need to look at what we do and
rename our profession...."
All library employees and volunteers are important
to the common goals of excellent public service and
access to information. Hopefully, all librarians inspire
these ideals and encourage co-workers to be proud of
their particular skills and accomplishments.
Sarah Bicknell, MLS, Bradenton

No Publix on Island
As a resident of Anna Maria Island, I am glad to
hear Island Foods has chosen not to sell so the Island
can have a Publix grocery store.
When you moved to this Island it was for its am-
biance, the local shops, restaurants and cafes along with
the cracker-style homes of Gulf Drive.
Would you want Cafe on the Beach to become a
McDonald's; Shells to become an Olive Garden, a strip
mall on every other block and The Islander Bystander to
become a syndicated paper that covers world news rather
than the personal hometown paper we now enjoy?
Let's be watchful as to the development in the
name of progress or the Island could end up looking
like everywhere-else USA.
Pete Slack, Bradenton Beach

Big business forcing out small
Regarding John McKay's purchasing of property
to build a Publix store this sounds like a politician
using big business to force out small business.
John McKay should work on his political abilities
and leave the Island to its own.
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THOSE WERE THE fAYS
Part 20, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


This damaged picture:of 19-year-old Arthur St. Clair Jones was taken in Tampa
around the tinme he joined the Army to fight in the Spanish-American War of
1898. His two brothers and his father, Col. John R. Jones, also served in that
war. The photograph as found recently after a diligent search by his grand-
nephew, Arthur Duperon Jones Jr. of Lakeland, who made available to this
column the documents "A Soldier's Story" is based on.


A GLORIOUS EXIT


Private First Class-Arthur St. Clair
Jones met his death in the Battle of the
Argonne Forest 28 days before his 39th
birthday and 22 days before the Armi-
stice of Nov. 11, 1918. A piece ofshrap-
nel pierced his brain. Three months
later his grieving parents, John and
Sophia Jones of Anna Maria Key,
Florida, received from his commanding
officer, Captain F.A. McCann, a copy of
this citation:

Arthur S. Jones joined Company E.
Sixth Engineers at Washington, D.C.,
about September 1917..He came to
France with the regiment in December
and during the long and hard winter he
worked from daylight until dark in the
mud, snow and rain, preparing himself
for the part he was later to play in the
game of war. The work was hard and
uninteresting. The hours were long and
when the time for dismissal came, gen-
erally long after nightfall, there was no
place to go but to a pallet of straw in
some cold, dark barn.
Through all of this, which it seems
to me was more of a test than what came
later, Arthur Jones and his companions
went with a willingness and cheerful-
ness that could not be excelled.
In the early spring the regiment was
sent to the British front where it took
part in the operations before Amiens,
which barred the enemy from the coast.
Upon leaving the British line, the
Sixth Engineers went to the vicinity of
Chateau-Thierry where it worked day
and night in the preparation of the de-
fenses of the Marne. When the German
attack was launched, on the night of July
14, he was wounded and sent to the rear.
His work, however, and that of his com-


rades, had made it impossible for the
enemy's attack to succeed.
Jones rejoined his company in time
to do his full share in the work of the
regiment in the taking of the St. Mihiel
salient. From this fight he went directly
to the task of preparing for the launch-
ing of the Argonne-Meuse drive. He
was one of those who assisted in cut-
ting wires and making the way clear for
the advance against Montfaucon in the
early morning of Sept. From then until
the day he fell, there was nothing but
continuous battle and toil.
On the 20th day of October 1918,
after having made a successful attack
on the little tangle of trees and brush
called Claire Chenes, he was struck and
instantly killed by a fragment of shell
while resisting an unsuccessful enemy
counter-attack.
He was buried where he fell, north
of the ruins of the village of Cunel and
about 20 miles northwest of Verdun.
It was his lot to make the supreme
sacrifice, but it was not made in vain.
It was the indomitable spirit of Jones
and his fellows which made the win-
ning of the war possible.
I have related the history of the
regiment because it is the history of
Jones. He was at his post of duty al-
ways and he did that which he was
called upon to do with a willing spirit
and a stout heart.
He died for his country, in the mo-
ment of victory and with his face to-
ward the beaten foe. No man can ask a
more glorious exit.

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Strong pro-con
By Paul Roat
Strong emotions but no resolution yet is the result
of the first discussion of turning Anna Maria's Magno-
lia Avenue into a one-way street.
Mayor Chuck Shumard suggested the one-way
plan for the street as a means to improve parking in
front of the Anna Maria Island Community Center as
well as keeping traffic speeds down. His proposal
would have traffic travel one way from Gulf Drive to
South Bay Boulevard.
"I'm concerned that some kid will get hit with the
two-way traffic," Shumard said. "With one-way traf-
fic, we could have angled parking in front of the com-
munity center. I just want to get a feeling from the
people about it."
"The feel" of the people at last week's city commis-


A committee has been formed, a contractor
selected and work started in Anna Maria in the
hopes of receiving a state grant of $500,000.
If the city qualifies for the funds, work to be
conducted would include stormwater runoff im-
provements on Jacaranda, Spring, Rose, Holly,
Gladiolus and Poinsettia.
Community Development Block Grants are
designated to improve areas in low and moderate
income areas. Funds are provided through the
Florida Department of Community Affairs.
A Citizen Advisory Task Force has been
formed to work with contractor Betty Jordan to
apply for the funds. CATF members include Phil
Charnock, Doug Copeland, Peggy Nelson and
Ellen Trudelle. Commissioner Robert McElheny
will chair the committee.
"This would be a very, very positive thing for
Anna Maria," McElheny said.
The program was designed to assist cities in a
number of ways: increasing the number of low-in-


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sion meeting was clearly divided, with three residents
opposing the plan and two favoring the one-way option.
"I'm opposed to it," Frank Wiley of Magnolia
Avenue said. "It won't improve anything, and will just
make Magnolia a racetrack."
"I've lived there for 13 years," Manuel Huerta of
Magnolia said, "and I'm opposed to it. The community
center is the problem. They destroy everything, and the
kids stand in the middle of the street and dare you to hit
them."
Orbe Andux said he was opposed to the mayor's
plan. "It would be costly and an inconvenience to the
taxpayers," he said.
"I'm 100 percent in favor of the one-way plan,"
David Miles of Magnolia Avenue said. "It would take
an additional 15 or 25 seconds to drive around the


block, which is a small price to pay to save a life. I
believe the city should try this on a trial basis. It's a safe
step in the right direction."
Charlie Caniff of Tarpon also said he liked the
plan. "I've been nearly hit four times on my bike get-
ting to the post office, and now I go around the block
to avoid the community center and the market," he said.
Commissioner Elaine Burkly said she was opposed
to the mayor's plan. "I'm concerned about speeding if
the street is one-way," she said. "The problem is park-
ing in front of the center. If there was no parking there,
it would help part of the problem, and there's also a
problem with parking at the market."
No resolution was reached, although the matter
will probably come up again at a later meeting as more
comments are received.

Four-unit rental
complex under
consideration in
Bradenton Beach
With one board's approval under his belt, Brent
Whitehead has two more approvals to go in order to
build a four-unit rental complex at 2106 Gulf Drive in
Bradenton Beach not counting the state OKs.
Whitehead, representing owners David and Julie
Serrano of California, received the blessing of the
Bradenton Beach Adjustment Board two weeks ago. The
board unanimously granted variances for waiving the re-
quired 75-foot front yard requirement to 21 feet as well as
the needed 50-foot Gulf setback requirement to 44 feet.
Planning commission approval for the quadraplex
is needed to ensure the project adheres to land devel-
opment codes. There is also a waiver needed on vehicu-
lar loading zone requirements. Planners will hear the
requests Jan. 22 and make a recommendation to the
commission, which will hear the matter in February.
Whitehead said he also needs to receive permission
from the Florida Department of Environmental Protec-
tion for construction, and has to getapproval by the
Florida Department of Transportation for ingress and
egress on the property.


come housing units, commercial revitalization,
neighborhood revitalization or economic develop-
ment. The neighborhood revitalization element of
the CDBG program, including infrastructure im-
provements, is the category in which Anna Maria
officials hope to receiving funds.
The committee will meet Jan. 28 to discuss the
process of applying for the grant, which has a Feb.
27 deadline for submittal. If the city is successful in
receiving the grant, funds would become available
in October.
Bradenton Beach received a similar grant in
1993, using the funds for improvements in the
Bridge Street area. A second grant was approved for
that city last year, and work will begin in the spring
to improve sidewalks and lighting in the streets north
and south of Bridge Street.
Holmes Beach also applied for a CDBG grant
last year but was turned down by the state due to an
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Pier ribbon cutting
set for Friday
The Bradenton Beach Citizen Advisory Task Force
will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday to inaugu-
rate the next phase of work being done on the
Bradenton Beach Fishing Pier.
The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan.
24 at 11 a.m. at the pier, located at the bay side of
Bridge Street.
Everyone is invited.
'Innovative transportation'
summit Monday at USF
"Anything but single-person automobiles" may be
the theme of an alternative transportation summit pre-
sented by the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning
Organization Monday, Jan. 27, beginning at 1 p.m.
The "Innovative Approaches to Transportation
Summit" will feature: Judy Evans, executive director
of Miami Beach Transportation Management Associa-
tion, Inc., who will present South Miami Beach's elec-
tric bus service; Peter Lupia, who will discuss down-
town Tampa's free bicycle program; and Maria Frey of
U.S.A.A. Insurance, who will discuss the company's
vanpool program.
"Exciting programs exist in Florida to address the
ever-growing demand for transportation," MPO's
George Mendez said. "It is anticipated that this summit
will not only be informative, but also inspirational."
The program will be held at Sudakoff Hall on the
University of South Florida-New College campus in
Sarasota. The summit is open to the public and free.

Tickets on sale now for
annual reunion dinner
Tickets are now available for the Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society's annual "Island reunion" din-
ner to be held Saturday, Feb. 8, in the activity center of
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
; Tickets must be purchased in advance by Feb. 1.
The evening will include door prizes, a silent auc-
tion, music and unique skits and entertainment reminis-
cent of days gone by on Anna Maria.
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Island author introduces
novel of deceit
Island author Mary Syreen of Holmes Beach will be
at Books-A-Million on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 2 p.m. to
sign copies of her new book "The Manipulator A
Novel ofDeceit." Her first book was "Conse-
quences." Syreen is a self-published author and
offers talks on the how to's of self-publishing as an
alternative to vanity publishing. "The Manipulator"
is about a young man who wants lots of money and
plots to marry a rich, older woman. Copies of
Syreen's book will be available at the signing.
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espresso silk pie or cheesecake with fresh strawberries
for dessert. This event is BYOB limited to beer or
wine.
The theme of the evening will be the early days on
Anna Maria Island and those attending are encouraged
to dress in the manner of early settlers.
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Business opportunity
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"Health-conscious individuals with energy input"
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nar on Saturday, Jan. 25.
The seminar, conducted by Joseph Voros of
Bradenton will held at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City,
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Polish dinner, dance
at St. Bernard Saturday
A Parish Polish Dinner and Dance will be held on
Saturday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in Welsmiller Activity
Center of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Music will be provided by Bob Lopiccolo.
Tickets are $11 per person and reservations are
required. For tickets call: Nina Compton, 778-3397;
Suzanne McUsic, 778-0514; Jayne Kane, 778-7846; or
Sheri Schultz in the church office at 778-4769.

'Alexander the Great'
topic of library program
The Island Branch Library will host a guest
speaker from St. Petersburg's Florida International
Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 3 to 4 p.m. in
the Walker-Swift Meeting Room.
The topic for discussion will be "Alexander the
Great," the subject of the museum's current exhibition.
Learn more about the awe-inspiring man who virtually
conquered the world by the time he was 32. Discover
how Greek art and culture spread as far as China un-
der his influence.
This educational program is appropriate for all
ages and admission is free. Seating is available on a
first-come, first-served basis.
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have their Annual Cookbook Sale on Saturday, Jan.
25, at 11 a.m. at the Island Branch Library.
Donations of cookbooks will be accepted until
Friday, Jan. 24.
The Island Branch Library is located at 5701 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. For information, call 778-6341.

Manatee County Fair
now open
The Manatee County Fair is going strong at the
Manatee County Fairgrounds, 17th Street W., Palmetto.
On Wednesday, Jan. 22, and Thursday, Jan. 23, all
seniors ages 60 and over are admitted for $4 and
Moonlight Magic on the Midway passes, at a cost of
$12 per person, will include unlimited mechanical
rides from 5 to 11 p.m.
Each day of the fair includes an array of exhibits
from livestock to making syrup live entertain-
ment and rides on the midway for all ages.
The fair is open daily through Sunday, Jan. 26, from
10 a.m. to midnight, except noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Additional information about the fair is available
by calling 722-1639.
Comedy opens at Chapel
Players Jan. 31
"George Washington Slept Here," a delightful com-
edy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, is scheduled
to open at the Chapel Players theater at Roser Memorial
Community Church in Anna Maria City.
This laugh hit is about city-dweller Newton Fuller,
who expected to get a lot of rest when he bought a sum-
mer home in the country where the Father of our Coun-
try supposedly spent the night. But Fuller and his family
soon find themselves bewitched, bothered and bewil-
dered by noise, nature and neighbors.
The show will run Friday through Sunday, Jan.
31, Feb. 1, 2; Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 6-9 and
13-16, in the historic chapel of Roser Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Evening performances
are at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Ticket donations are $7 for adults and $4 for chil-
dren. The box office, located in the chapel, will open
Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will
remain open every day, except Sunday, through the
run of the show.
Advance purchase is recommended with seating
limited to fire marshal regulations.
Proceeds benefit the Chapel Players' summer the-
atrical workshop program for children.
Show and ticket-by-mail information is available
by calling the box office at 778-6756 or Joy Courtney,
778-5405.


Flavors of Island food fest
to benefit Center
"Flavors of the Island," will be held Feb. 1 at St.
Bernard's Church Hall featuring Island restaurants
showing off their best foods.
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce is
sponsoring the benefit that begins at 6 p.m.
In addition to gourmet treats, beer and wine will be
served.
Participants include the Buccaneer Inn, Domino's
Pizza, Isabelle's, Joe's Eats and Sweets, Sandbar,
Beach House, Leverock's, 2 Party Ladies Catering &
Deli, Plum Pleasing Desserts, Shells, Garden Pizza &
Deli, Tony's Place and Tyler's Ice Cream & Yogurt.
Entertainment includes the Manatee High School
Jazz Band with band director Jim Bruce. The Carta
Academy Dance Group will follow, and at 8 p.m. and
there will be a drawing for door prizes.
The Island Swingers with Bob LoPiccolo on key-
board, clarinetist Bob Saylos, guitarist Bob Trook, Bill
Price on trumpet, bassist Larry Metcalf, Hazen Hunter
on drums and Jim Towery on saxaphone will play at
8:15 p.m.
Another drawing will be held at 8:45 followed by
LoPiccolo on the keyboard with Linda Greig on vocals.

First Church of Christ
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on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11
a.m. in the auditorium of
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Holmes Beach.
Clementson is a Chris-
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and teacher and has dedi-
cated her time to the world-wide healing ministry.
Child care and ample parking will be available.

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John Hayes of Bradenton is the winner of a com-
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filled with 2,623 M&Ms, on which he made an exact
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Volunteer opportunities
available at Island center
There is always something to do on Anna Maria
Island and that includes helping our community by
offering your services as a volunteer to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center in Anna Maria City.
The center's volunteer opportunities include but
are not limited to:
Sports: coaching and referees
Basketball, baseball, indoor soccer, soccer, soft-
ball, flag football
Special events
Sports education
Education
Tutor/assist with specific subjects: math, reading,
etc.
Teach/assist with dance, music, crafts
Ability to help with special needs: learning dis-
abilities, etc.
Press and information
Press release writer
Photographer for special events and programs
Ability to copy tapes and organize
Teen job coordinator
Drivers
Assist adults needing transportation
Contracting and building skills
Electrician and plumbing skills to be on call for
emergencies
Carpentry skill for shelves, cubbyholes, etc.
Grant writer
Research and write approved grants
Child care
Assist staff with before and after school care
Phone and office
Receptionists phone, messages, etc.
Call committees for special events
Greeter
Coin wrapping.
If you desire to help in any volunteer capacity, call
the Volunteer Coordinator at the center at 778-1908.
The coordinator will arrange an interview, assess your
interests, aptitude and times available and match them
to the Center's needs. There are also volunteer oppor-
tunities available that can be carried out at home.

Call goes out for county
beautification plan
Representatives of civic organizations dedicated to
beautification efforts are invited to meet at 5 p.m.


Huberta M. Doty
Huberta M. Doty, 92, of Battle Creek, Mich., and
a former winter resident of Holmes Beach, died Jan. 15
in Battle Creek Health System-Community Site.
Mrs. Doty graduated from Battle Creek High
School in 1922 and graduated in 1926 from Iowa
State University with a degree in home economics.
She was in business with her husband who originally
owned the Battle Creek Equipment Company. She
was a member of the First Baptist Church and a dea-
coness, president of the former YWCA board, presi-
dent of Battle Creek PTA Council and the PTA re-
gion and a member of Battle Creek Home Econom-
ics Club.-She enjoyed knitting and was a collector of
antique china.
She is survived by her husband, Wendell of Battle
Creek; two daughters, Frances Underhill of Richmond,
Va., and Martha Garber of Beulah, Mich.; a son, John
Doty of Battle Creek, and 11 grandchildren and 16
great-grandchildren.
The funeral service took place at the First Baptist
Church, Battle Creek. Memorials may be made to First
Baptist Church or Battle Creek Host Lions Club.


Wednesday, Jan. 22, to discuss funding of long-term
beautification projects in Manatee County.
The meeting will be held in the Manatee County
Public Works Department conference room at 66th
Street West and Cortez Road.
Civic organizations dedicated to beautification
have been exploring ideas for developing permanent
sources of revenue, including increased tipping fees
at the county landfill. With dedicated funding, civic
organizations would be able to create and maintain
more comprehensive beautification programs, includ-
ing keeping area beaches, roadways and parks cleaner
and planting more trees and flowers in public areas.
Participants include: American Hibiscus Society
Chapter, Raymond Kates; Destination Downtown, Joan
Voyles; Friends of the Trails, Kathy Holt; Green's Tree
and Landscape Maintenance, Ken Green; Image Mana-
tee committee members; Keep Manatee Beautiful board
members; Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, William
Galvano; Longboat Key Garden Club, Virginia Sanders;
Manatee County Audubon Society, Arlene Flisik; Mana-
tee County Cooperative Extension Service, Peggy
Dessaint; Manatee County Public Works Department,
Len Bramble; Manatee River Garden Club, Waunda
McMahon; and Sierra Club, Arlene Sweeting.
Representatives of other similar organizations are
encouraged to attend. For information, contact Steve
Gitt, with Keep Manatee Beautiful, at 792-9319.

Island artist wins awards
Island artist Richard Thomas won Best of Show
with his watercolor, "Birdwatcher," at the juried All-
Media Exhibit sponsored by Northern Trust Bank of
Florida/Longboat Key. The exhibit is on view at the
Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Dr. S,
through Feb. 15.
Thomas placed third in the Venice Biennale '97
Invitational Show for southwest Florida artists.

Art lecture, demonstration
at Longboat art center
The first of three lectures sponsored by SunTrust
Bank will be given Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the
Longboat Key Art Center, 6860 Longboat Drive S.,
Longboat Key. The topic will be: 'The Macedonians, the
Northern Greeks and the Era of Alexander the Great,"
presented by the Florida International Museum Speak-
ers Bureau.
On Saturday, Jan. 25, Mary DuCharme will dem-
onstrate "Mixed Media" at the center.
For information and cost call the center at 383-2345.


Anthony J. Ross
Anthony J. Ross, 82, of Holmes Beach, died Jan.
17 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Westville, Ill., Mr. Ross came to Mana-
tee County from Elmhurst, Ill., in 1965. He was an
inventor, including the Ross Flake Ice Machine and
a trailer hitch for G.M.C. motor homes. He was a
Catholic. He was past grand knight of the Knights of
Columbus in Elmhurst.
He is survived by a daughter, Judith Williams of
Wheaton, Ill.; a son, James of Holmes Beach; four sis-
ters, Lottie Forbes of St. Louis, Wanda Walker of
O'Fallon, Mo., Lovean Bamich of Herrin, Ill., and Char-
lotte Wisniewski of Florence, Ala.; two brothers, Stanley
Roszkowski of Rockford, Ill., and Herman of Lake
Placid, Fla.; three grandchildren; and five great-grand-
children.
Visitation was held Tuesday at Griffith-Cline Fu-
neral Home, Island Chapel, in Holmes Beach. Service
was held at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Baier
officiating. Burial was in Mansion Memorial Park,
Ellenton. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 6055 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.


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'Circus Boy' comes to town


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
It was the chance of a lifetime. And like a middle-
aged Toby Tyler, it was time to run away from home
and join the circus.
The Islander Bystander received a notice from the
American Cancer Society asking if any media types
would like to be in a benefit show.
I bit. But once committed, I had to endure the de-
rision of friends. Circus Boy seemed to be the most
popular nickname.
When they found out high wire walking would be my
act, name calling progressed to fool, child, stupid, clown.
I say elephant dung to them. I was going. Nobody
and nothing was going to stop me. Except maybe the
concrete floor 20 feet below.
Myself and a couple dozen other reporters, editors,
TV and radio personalities ran away to the Big Top
known as the Sarasota Sailor Circus.
In 1952, James A. Haley, an official of Ringling
Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, known as "The
Greatest Show on Earth," was so impressed with what
students were doing in Sarasota that he secured permis-
sion for the school circus to use the world-famous
copyrighted title with the addition of one word.
From then on, Sailor Circus has been called "The
Greatest Little Show on Earth."
Sarasota's unique athletic activity, sponsored by
the Sarasota County School Board, is an after-school
program available to any student from grades 3 through
12 who attends a Sarasota County public school.
Sailor Circus began 47 years ago as a tumbling
exhibition in the Sarasota High School gym and now
has a permanent home on the school's south side in a
grand 2,300-seat, blue-and-white tent.
More than 5,000 young people have been through
the program, some having gone on to professional cir-
cus careers.

Under the Big Top
Our first Saturday meeting at Sailor Circus was a
preview of what was in store.
The initial tryout allowed coaches and trainers to
find out if any of us had what it took to look death in


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Jason Metnick. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood

the eye without flinching. Well, not really death.
Maiming perhaps. Well, not really maiming, but cer-
tainly a little blood, sweat, tears and fun and all for
a good cause.
We walked through the cavernous tent complete with
calliope. We got to look at props and costumes, many of
them donated by the big show, the Ringling circus.
And important to us, the chance to check out the
different acts and equipment we might like to try.
Some just wanted to be clowns, an appropriate
gesture on the part of some journalists.
Others said they could juggle and ride a unicycle.
Some wanted to try walking on giant globes or spin-
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I picked up a 30-pound balance pole and started
across the half-inch steel strand of cable. Made it across
without falling. Nothin' to it.
Sailor Circus Director Julie Snyder was watching
and asked, "Have you ever done this before?"
"No. Ma'm. First time."
She smiled and said, "I guess we know what you're
going to do."
For the next eight weeks, two nights a week,
Charlie Hartery and his students would teach me the
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CIRCUS, FROM PAGE 12


Circus in the 1960s. He's a mild-mannered teacher who
knows when to push and when to pull back. Some of
the kids call him Uncle Charlie.
"Up on a tightrope,
One side's fate and one is hope,
The altitude surely seems to get to me."
Leon Russell
Second practice and Charlie wants to see what Ja-
son Metnick of the American Cancer Society and I can
do. The wire is hanging six feet off the ground, a world
of difference from three feet.
That's when 15-year-old Nicole Lyon an estab-
lished aerialist who does splits, balances on a chair and
rides a bicycle across the wire taught me some im-
portant lessons.
"If you want to become good on the high wire,
there are three basics you've got to learn," Lyon said.
"First. Keep your back straight. Second. Lock your
hips. Third and the most critical one to know -
squeeze the cheeks of your butt together like you're
trying to hold on to a $100 bill."
Hartery says to pick a point on the other side of the
wire and focus on it while taking deliberate steps.
There's no hurrying in this game.
"Oh, yeah," he says, "and don't look down."
Metnick and I learn to stand on one leg, balance the
pole on one knee and raise an outstretched arm. (In
circus parlance, an outstretched arm at the end of a trick
is called "styling.")
We kneel down and style. We sit side saddle on the
wire and style. We learn to walk backwards and style.
But it's only six feet above the ground and there are
pads below should we fall. Piece o' cake. But we ain't
really stylin'. Not yet anyway.
Beads from both kinds of sweat nervous and
physical run down my face. My arms are tight and
sore from carrying the pole.
Nicole yells, "Pinch that butt. Pinch that butt."
Hartery says, "That's pretty good. Now try it without
the balancing pole. Do whatever you have to do so you get
across. Use your arms as wings and bend your knees to


Lindsay Lee does a headstand on the high wire.
Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood
lower your center of balance. If you fall, grab the wire and
don't let go. It's a cardinal sin to let go. If you let go, you'll
be sorry. You'll find out what 'rip out' means."
Of course I have to ask, "What does rip out mean,
Charlie?"
"That's when you let go of the wire as you're fall-


ing and the friction rips out the skin on the palms of
your hand."
"Oh," I said.
"Like a rubberneck giraffe,
I look into my past,
Maybe I'm just too blind to see.
Up on a tightwire,
One side's ice and one is fire."
Now I learn about fire on the wire.
Week three of practice and Hartery is going to give
us a chance to do some real stylin'.
The wire is raised to 20 feet.
"Don't pay any attention to the ground," Hartery
said. "You've got a net anyway. Just don't fall and if
you do, grab the wire and don't let go. Then climb back
up on the wire any way you can and stand up."
I went across four times with the balance pole and
twice did the freestyle with no pole and made it across.
On four more occasions I fell doing the freestyle
but caught the wire, twice pulling myself back up. Once
I fell so far away from the wire I hit the net and found
it doesn't give much.
The last walk was a mistake. Fatigued arms were
my downfall. I caught the wire but couldn't hang on.
Rip out. It wasn't pretty. And neither was my golf game
the next day.
Chunks of skin the size of nickels were torn from
my palms. The bleeding didn't bother me so much as
the searing flesh.
Hartery tells me to go home and soak in Epsom
salts for as long as I can stand the pain. Imagine hold-
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CIRCUS, FROM PAGE 13


ing your hand over a burning flame.
Hartery and Sailor Circus Director Julie Snyder
decide to take the freestyle walk out of the act.
"There's no reason for anyone to get hurt," Hartery
said. "This is for fun."
My sentiments exactly.

Showtime
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and popcorn. The glitter of sequins and rhinestones in
the spotlight. The sight of young bodies in multi-col-
ored lycra spandex tights ... and clowns in oversized
pants and shoes, orange hair and Emmett Kelly red,
bulbous noses.
Can't you hear it? "Ladies, gentlemen and children
of all ages," the ringmaster bellows.
Electricity.
More than 800 people of all ages huddle in the bit-
ter cold. Temperatures inside the tent hover around 40
degrees. Only the wise have brought blankets.
No matter, the fun begins.
Young girl students and media-star women hang
by one leg and twirl on long velvet ropes as young men
spin them in circles. Clowns perform a medical opera-
tion on an unsuspecting victim. Tumblers and jugglers
and giant-globe walkers and especially plate spinners
like Pete Jarrett, David Jones and Derrek Dekker from
Oldies 106 are real crowd pleasers.
But the trapeze-like performances on the cradle
wowed 'em.
Then it was our turn. Seven climb ladders to tiny
platforms. The other aerialists include Nicole Lyon,
Stacey Duff, Lindsay Lee and our assistants Lindsay
Butler, 12, and 11-year-old Courtney Wyatt.
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Lyon behind one and Duff the other.
Next, the hard stuff left to the kids to do.
Lyon and Duff meet on the wire and do splits. It
looks painful as they go down, the wire squeaking from
the pressure applied by their rubber-soled high-wire
shoes. Do not try this at home.
Lee does a headstand that doesn't look comfortable
either.
Duff rides a unicycle half way out and then backs
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and places it on the wire. She sits, balances, then stands
up. About four square inches of chair are the only
things between her and falling. The crowd goes nuts.
Applause, applause.
Now for the finale. Please ladies and gentlemen.
Absolute silence must be maintained. The only thing I can
think of is my friends laughing when they see pictures of
me in black tights with rhinestones and sequins.
Butler sits on Metnick's shoulders and Wyatt sits on
mine. Each girl only weighs 70 pounds, but walking the
wire is difficult enough without adding to the load.
Metnick grabs a pole and starts across the wire.
He has my pole.
I start to say, "Come back," then realize that would
be futile. So I grab his pole 10 pounds lighter than
my own and follow him out. After four steps, I dip
the pole to the right to balance and by overcompensat-
ing we almost go down. I shift it down left to catch
myself. Pretty scary.
It's funny how you don't hear anything when
you're concentrating so hard. Hartery told me later he
was yelling "Balance. Straighten up. Tighten up."
Never even heard him.
A much-relieved Wyatt was as happy as I was to
reach the other side. We high-five each other. At that
moment the applause and voices can be heard. My
thoughts go to Wyatt and Butler who trusted us to carry
them. Those are real troopers.
I think you try to convince yourself while you're
learning something new that if you practice hard and
have a little luck you'll be OK. But in the back of your
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Crumbs
Wit and wisdom by native 1
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Go Gators!
The nation was at war in 1942 when the Cracker
arrived in Gatorland, USA, as one of the 3,000 stu-
dents enrolled at the University of Florida. Our num-
bers have now swelled to over 40,000 and are still
growing.
Since the dormitories were largely filled with
soldiers attending Officers Candidate School, the
Cracker lived in the Swamp, that area of off-campus
student housing adjacent to the university.
Today, the.Swamp refers to the Florida Field -
Ben Hill Griffin Complex where visiting football
teams fear to tread.
On Nov. 7, 1942, the Cracker proudly donned
his orange and blue rat-cap, worn by all freshmen,
and thumbed his way from Gainesville to Jackson-
ville.
His mission was to attend the annual gridiron
battle between the Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs,
a happening still billed as the largest cocktail party
in the world.
Little did he know at the time that he would be
an eyewitness to the most humiliating defeat ever in-
flicted on a Gator football team.
Georgia had a Rose Bowl-bound team powered
by All-American and Heisman Trophy winner
Frankie Sinkwich, one of the most talented players
to ever play the game.
When the dust had settled, the Dawgs had white-
washed the Gators 75-0, even though Frankie only
played in parts of three quarters.
The Gators were so shell-shocked that the little
upstart school down in Miami won 12-0 the follow-
ing week in the Orange Bowl Stadium. The only

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It rained one week and froze the next 28 degrees below zero with the chill factor but the sun was shining
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Slicker, left, joined Fred Bartizal, seated with The Islander Bystander, and his son Rick for some light reading
and the pre-game tailgate party in Green Bay last week.


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and suffered the agony of Gator defeats. His annual
comment was usually, "Wait 'til next year."
Finally on Jan. 2, 1997, the Gators won their Date Low High Rainfall
very first National Championship with a convincing Jan. 12 50 70 .0
52-20 win over their "sister" university. Jan. 13 56 64 .0
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of victory, is ever mindful of the transitory nature of Jan. 15 58 72 .0
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St. Stephen's student writes pier history


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Richard Cole was eating lunch at the Anna Maria
City Pier when he realized pictures on the wall depicted
ancient scenes of men building the pier.
The pictures piqued the 13-year-old's interest in a
way that sent him to find out more about the pier.
What the St. Stephen's Episcopal School seventh-
grader found was so fascinating that he wrote a history
of the pier and won an award in the Manatee County
History Fair.
"The most interesting thing I learned is the pier's
relationship to the island," Cole said. "Before it was
built there were few people on the Island and the Island
wasn't so significant. After it was built, boats brought
people here every day."
As the judges said in their comments on pier his-
tory, "We enjoyed 'walking the planks.' Well done
report."
Cole writes that in 1890 a handful of pioneers be-
gan to carve a clearing in the dense jungle to live off
the land and abundant fish. Most of them were single
men who lived in poorly made shacks.
But a few families did come along the Beans,
the Cobbs, the Joneses and the Casanases.
"The Beans became very influential on the island,
especially George Wilhelm 'Will' Bean who in 1910
thought of a plan to turn his family inheritance into the
greatest resort city in Florida," Cole writes. "Bean put
together the Anna Maria Beach Company. One of his
partners was the inventor of the Fig Newton, Charles
Roser.


Richard Cole and his display of the history of the Anna Maria City Pier. Islander Photo: David Futch


"After a few frenzied years, he created a mini-city
with some 60 homes, a hotel, a bathing pavilion, a bath-
house with 120 dressing cubicles, a church, a school,
a post office and-several stores."
To attract more people from Tampa and St. Peters-


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steamers could make a regular stop on the way to Sarasota.
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HISTORY, FROM PAGE 16


"Bean dressed up his 10-year-old daughter in a
black-and-white bathing costume and had her skim
around in a tiny red motorboat as steamers arrived.
"He then persuaded his sister Mary to dress as a
gypsy and tell people their fortunes as they arrived. He
filled a shop at the foot of the pier with shells and other
things of the sea, sometimes raiding the trove to salt the
beaches so no treasure hunter would go home disap-
pointed."
The way to the beach led past Bean's house on
Pine Avenue. He bought a flock of peacocks to prance
about on the grassy banks of a pond in which a toothy
alligator was placed to thrill the visitors, Cole writes.
Eventually the gator ate the peacocks and a kitten.
Cole said he has the Anna Maria Historical Soci-
ety to thank for helping him prepare a pier history.
"I went to the Historical Society museum every
Saturday for a month," he said. "I took research from
old Islander newspapers."
Cole's mother, Mary, said her part of the project
involved getting her son from their Sarasota home to
Anna Maria Island on Saturdays. Not a bad job, either,
she said.
"I did no work on this project. I just went to sit and
read what he found," Mary Cole said. "He did it all
himself. He runs a computer (word processor) better
than I do."
In 1915, Bean's dream began to crumble. The Bean
house caught fire, war broke out in Europe and a slide
in the economy dampened Tampa's enthusiasm for
pleasure seeking. Land sales were a bust.
Bean's backer, Roser, foreclosed on the property.


In 1921, a hurricane and debris from bridge construc-
tion destroyed the small resort Bean had built.
In 1928, the city acquired the pier in return for tax
satisfaction.
Four decades later, two-thirds of the dock was car-
ried off by a storm and the city paid $30,000 to replace
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Happy 75th
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Elaine Cardwell enjoyed a
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celebration with her
family, including a limou-
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dinner at the Sandbar
restaurant and dessert at
Joe's Eats and Sweets. The
four generations offamily
members joining Cardwell
. included her daughters
." ~ Dianne Tymeson of Anna
Maria and Peg Davidson
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Dianne's husband, Bruce,
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and her husband, Bob, and
daughter, Amanda Rae;
Peg's husband, Bill, and
their children, Michael
and Dawn, and Dawn's
husband, Erik.


Despite the fact there is not one stick of wood re-
maining from the original 1911 pier, many people think
of it as a reminder of the way things used to be.
And what does history teach us?
"If we don't learn from bad things, we repeat
them," Cole said. "If we learn from good things, we can
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Almost over, all but
shouting
Yes, Super Bowl XXXI is almost here and done.
For wives of hard-core football fans, the recliner-
bound, remote-frenzied variety, it is the official end of
football season.
Of course, the new football season starts the fol-
lowing Monday.
SDueling football parties for the two teams in-
volved, Green Bay and New England, on opposing
ends of Anna Maria Island, along with plenty of other
events and celebrations should keep local competition
lively.
Anna Maria's Tip of the Island pub bartender Lou
Fiorentino is a New England native, and fan of all New
England teams of any sport but particularly Boston
baseball and football (in that order). Look for lots of
support for the Patriots at the Tip on Sunday.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have the
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Anna Maria

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Lunch: Grilled Chicken Nuggets or Grilled
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school. McDonough took it seriously after she was challenged by a college roommate who bet Joy Courtney
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
No reports

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 7, burglary, 121 Bridge St., The House of
Ink. The complainant reported a person unknown en-
tered the business and removed two body-art guns val-
ued at $800 and ink valued at $80.
Jan. 10, grand theft of a boat, 100 block of Ninth
Street South. The victim reported that when he returned
home from his lunch break, his boat was missing from
his driveway. The boat had been sitting on blocks.
Jan. 10, theft, 100 block of Eighth Street South.
The victim reported a person unknown removed a jew-
elry box valued at $300 containing jewelry valued at
$1,000 and coins valued at $200.
*Jan. 11, warrant arrest worthless checks, 116
Bridge St., Sports Lounge.
Jan. 12, domestic violence, 2412 Gulf Drive
North, Econo Lodge. The victim said she and the
suspect were staying at the motel when he became
angry with her, grabbed her by the neck and threat-
ened to kill her. She said he hit her several times in
the face, leaving her with a black and swollen eye
and the bridge of her nose blackened before leaving
the motel. The suspect was located several hours
later and placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
Jan. 10, noise, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the resi-
-dence. The officer noted it was very loud and asked the
occupant to turn it down and keep his windows shut.
Jan. 10, parking, 3100 block of Avenue E. Two
subjects were observed sleeping in a motor home
parked in a vacant lot. The officer informed them
they were violating a city ordinance. They relocated
to a motel.

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victim reported a person unknown entered the resi-
dence and removed $80 to $100 in cash, three nail
guns, 100 feet of air hose and fittings and a compres-
sor valued at $1,531.
Jan. 10, traffic, 3200 block of East Bay Drive.
The officer on patrol observed a vehicle with a tag that
had expired in July 1995. She stopped the vehicle and
the driver could not speak English. The passenger
translated and told her$hey did not know they had to
renew the tag. The officer took them to the tag office
and helped them rerew the tag.
Jan. 11, DUI, 3600 block of East Bay Drive.
The officer was running radar when a vehicle, driven
by Scott Phelps, 35, of Bradenton, approached,
drifted of the road and almost hit the patrol car. The
officer followed the vehicle and observed Phelps
travel off the road two more times and over the cen-
ter line twice. The officer stopped him and observed
a half empty case of beer and beer cans inside the
vehicle. He administered field performance tests to
Phelps and placed him in custody.
Jan. 11, service, 500 block of 70th Street. The
complainant reported water running out of the garage
of the residence and said he could get no response from
the occupant. The officer entered the residence and
found a broken washing machine hose and water in the
kitchen, Florida room and garage. He turned off the
water and secured the residence.
Jan. 11, suspicious, 500 block of 58th Street. The
complainant reported loud music coming from the resi-
dence. The officer advised the occupant to turn it down.
Later the officer had to return to the residence and
warned the occupant about further action if he had to
return a third time.
Jan. 12, $45 in damages to a mailbox, 3700 block
of Fourth Avenue.
Jan. 12, found property, 5340 Gulf Drive, Pruden-
tial Realty. The officer doing business checks found a
set of keys in the door lock and contacted the owner.
Jan. 12, suspicious, 3700 block of Fifth Avenue.
The complainant reported a subject was walking

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Guy was released to the custody of her parents.


around her house. The subject was not found.
Jan. 13, suspicious, 2900 block of Avenue E. The
complainant reported a person unknown was tapping
into his phone line and making long distance and 900
calls. He was told to get a report from GTE for further
action.
Jan. 14, DUI, Clark Drive and Holmes Boulevard.
The officer responded to the scene in reference to an
accident and observed a vehicle in the yard at 302 Clark
Drive. The vehicle had hit two trees. The driver, Rob-
ert Hinds, 19, of Holmes Beach, exited the vehicle. The
officer noted Hinds was extremely unsteady and
needed to hold onto the vehicle to stand.
No performance tests were administered because
the officer feared Hinds would injure himself, said the
report. The officer could find no vehicle registration or
proof of insurance. A check revealed three suspensions
on Hinds' license. Further investigation showed Hinds
had hit two mailboxes on Holmes Boulevard.
Jan. 14, assault, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported the victim and suspect had
a confrontation in the parking lot. The victim got
caught in the open passenger side window of the
suspect's vehicle and the suspect drove away, dragging
her along.
The victim eventually fell out of the vehicle and
received injuries to her hands, back, legs, knees and
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head. She refused EMS treatment. The officer noted
that she was very intoxicated and she was taken home
by a friend.
Jan. 14, traffic, 7200 block of Palm Drive. The
officer observed a vehicle without a tag and stopped the
driver. A check revealed that the vehicle had not been
registered since 1990. The officer issued a summons to
the driver.
Jan. 14, suspicious, 3300 block of East Bay
Drive. The officer responded to a report of a suspect
aggressively soliciting funds for a non-profit
children's organization. The suspect could provide
no documentation that he was authorized to solicit
the funds. The officer warned him he must register
at city hall and have proper documentation. He left
the area.
Jan. 16, suspicious, 5353 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant asked the officer to stand by while she
confronted the suspect about stealing. An employee
said he saw the suspect place two bottles of wine in a
bag and give it to a friend.
The suspect said he paid for the wine about 30 min-
utes before giving it to his friend. He said he waited be-
cause he was under age and the store was full of people.
He said he did not keep the receipt and refused to name
the friend. The complainant terminated the suspect's em-

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Jan. 16, assault, 100 block of 48th Street. The
complainant said he was attacked by the suspect who
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left the area. A capias was issued for the suspect.
Jan. 16, DUI, driving with a suspended license,
no vehicle registration, attached tag not assigned, care-
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officer on patrol was stopped at the light at East Bay
Drive and Manatee Avenue. He looked in his rear view
mirror and saw a vehicle driven by David Slaven, 25,
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with squealing tires and travel north on East Bay Drive
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When Slaven saw the police car, he braked rap-
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Benchpress competition held at Island Fitness


The Second Annual Island Benchpress Competi-
tion was held Jan. 11 at the Island Fitness Center in
Holmes Beach.
Best lifter awards went to Miguel Rodriquez, who
benchpressed 560 pounds. He weighs 295 pounds.
Team awards went to Athletix Club, lifting a com-
bined weight of 1,970 pounds. The five-member team
of Salvador Jimenez, Kirk Clark, Randy Shar, Alex
Wainer and David-Dillingham had a combined body
weight of 917 pounds.
First place awards for the various weight classes
and the weight lifted are below.

,Teens
114 class, Cory Baker, 145
148 class, Brad Speece, 230
165 class, Andrew Nigro,.315
181 class, Byron McDaniel, 265
242 class, Ron Latronica, 290


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165 class, Colby Allen, 225
181 class, Kirk Clark, 375
198 class, Justin Sperko, 360
220 class, Tim Hanson, 410
242 class, Jeff Krause,'400

Masters I
181 class, Jim Kersey, 315
198 class, Tim Cochraw, 270
242 class, David Dallas, 385
275 class, Butch Owens, 420'
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165 class, Desmond Long, 350
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220 class, Duane Drisdom, 470
242 class, Sal Jenenerz, 450
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Heistand is expected to talk about what it takes to
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Unique college features hints on catching big ones


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Fishermen will go to any length and expense to
catch the big one.
They'll spend hundreds, even thousands, of dollars
on the best equipment while ignoring some of the ba-
sics involved in catching fish.
One of the chief causes of losing fish can be
blamed on not knowing your knots and how to tie them.
Charter fishing Capt. Mike Heistand of Holmes
Beach will be teaching knot tying at the 1997 Florida
Fishing College, Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Manatee Con-
vention & Civic Center in Palmetto. Doors open at 9
a.m. and close at 6:30.
In addition to Heistand, captains Jim Berry and
Eddie Ranft will talk about bottom fishing. Manatee
County Clerk of the Court R.B. "Chips" Shore and
Bradenton pharmacist Henry Cogley will pass on tips
about cast netting for bait.
Bradenton accountant Rick Smith will talk about
saltwater flyfishing and there will be other seminars on
artificial reef fishing.
Okeechobee-based guide Capt. Glen Hunter shows
what he knows about speckled perch, shellcrackers and
bluegills.
At 6 p.m., there will be a drawing for more than
$6,000 in door prizes.
Heistand will demonstrate knots every angler
should know for inshore and back bay fishing.
His demonstration will include the blood knot,
surgeon's knot, the clinch and improved clinch knots.
The improved clinch is one of the best to learn because
it's almost foolproof as far as pulling out is concerned.
S A surgeon's knot is best for tying line to line. For
using artificial, a loop knot is good because it allows
the lure more action rather than cinching a knot right
down on the lure.
"I won't be teaching the Bimini because it's basi-
cally a big-game knot used for offshore fishing,"
Heistand said. "It's a knot that takes two arms and two
legs to tie."
During the one-day Fishing College, Heistand said
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steering his time at the one-day college for 14 years.
Heistand will use two different colored lines to
show people how the lines are twisted to make a spe-
cific knot.
"We use 50-pound test to let people try it because
a lot of people have problems with 10-pound test, es-
pecially when they're starting out," he said. "Ten-
pound test is the typical line strength used for snook
and redfish.
"Really eight-pound test and a smaller hook is best
for snook because the snook can't see it and you can
cast that much farther. Problem is, people tend to horse
fish or put too much pressure on them and they lose
them 'cause the line breaks."
Not all fishing line rated as 10-pound test breaks at
10 pounds. Only tournament line breaks within a pound
of its actual rating, Heistand said. The International
Game Fish Association wants people to use tournament
line when going for world records, he said.
Some of the other professional tips include chang-
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Monofilament line is made from petroleum and it
will dry out, Heistand said. Dragging them through
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"If you look under a microscope at mono that you've
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What Heistand doesn't like is the new co-polymer
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First a cherry tree now cypress


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Believe it or not, the roof of George Washington's
Mount Vernon home was recently reroofed with con-
traband Florida cypress. And therein lies a tale of the
conflict among state regulations, outlaw scuba divers
and people who need or want some of the most beau-
tiful wood remaining on Earth.
That wood is called "deadhead logs."
Back around the turn of the century, loggers cut
hundreds of millions of acres of virgin-growth longleaf
pine and cypress logs all over the southeastern United
States. The logs were dragged to the nearest river and
coatedd downstream to a sawmill.
Some of those logs, so old and dense that they
didn't float, sank to the bottom of the rivers where they
were preserved by their natural resin and the silt and
mud that entombed them. Those logs are called dead-
heads, and they can be found in rivers all over the
south.
In recent years scuba divers have been plying the
rivers of surrounding states illegally in Florida -
to salvage these old and often huge and valuable logs.
Sawmills pay between $5 and $16, depending upon the
.wood, for the ancient finds. While Alabama, Georgia
and Mississippi permit such salvage work, the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection and its De-
partment of Submerged Lands forbids it.
A spokesperson for the department says the reason
is that raising these logs disturbs the underwater habi-
tat, possibly endangering fish and other creatures. So
far, no one has gone to jail for salvaging the old lum-
ber, but such salvage would require a permit in Florida.
The DEP doesn't issue any.
Since the November issue of Preservation maga-
zine reports Mount Vernon is reroofed with shingles
cut from a Florida deadhead log, we know that the
Father of our Country has acquired a contraband roof.

Cortez Fishing Festival set
Mark your calendars and get ready for a good time
as the 15th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festi-
val is set for Feb. 22 and 23.
Come on down to the waterfront where you'll
learn about the heritage of Cortez and enjoy a wide
variety of educational and fun activities. There's
music, food, boat rides, displays and talks on local
marine life along with a beautiful view of Sarasota
Bay from the Cortez shoreline.


The theme of this year's festival is "Through the
Ages," and here's a chance to learn some.real local
history. For example, did you know the Village of
Cortez was settled by commercial fishermen from the
Carolinas back in the 1880s? Some believe the Span-
ish were here even earlier.
Regardless, take this opportunity to get to know
our good neighbor Cortez a little better and lend sup-
port to the fishers who now struggle harder than ever
to preserve their heritage.
Admission to the festival is $2 for adults. Children
under 12 are free. Hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sat-
urday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Just drive over the
bridge and follow the signs on Cortez Road.

Shark rescue
Shark fishing off Florida's coasts has gotten out of
hand, according to the National Marine Fisheries Ser-
vice. That group is meeting in Tampa this week to dis-
cuss possible new regulations.
Marine scientists say shark populations in the Gulf
have declined dramatically over the past two decades


and are calling for some government action on the
matter. They list the causes of shark decline as over-
fishing and the relatively slow reproduction rate of the
creatures.
If adopted, the proposed new regulations would
impact both commercial and sport fishers. That's be-
cause the recreational bag limit on small coastal sharks
would be lowered from its present five coastal sharks
per person per day and two larger sharks to two sharks
of any size per boat.
Other proposed rule changes would slash the com-
mercial fishing limit for large sharks in half and estab-
lish a commercial limit on small sharks for the first
time in the Gulf of Mexico.
In addition, the new rules would ban the deliber-
ate killing of white, whale, basking and two types of
sand tiger sharks.
Support for the rule changes is coming from the
National Audubon Society and other conservation
groups who are hoping the new regulations will be
adopted and implemented next month.
See you next week.


Basketball schedule
All games will be played at the Anna Maria Island Community Center


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Fish will be

hungry after

cold snap
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Grouper fishing was good before last week's cold
front sent temperatures plummeting into the low 30s.
As the weather warms, look for grouper and am-
berjack offshore and sheepshead around docks and
bridges to pick up dramatically.
Capt. Mark Chapman of the Neva-Miss has been
catching black grouper 24 to 27 inches trolling with
planers and gold bomber lures eight to 15 miles out.
He's also been getting mangrove snapper.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Zulu Mama caught a
dozen keeper black grouper before noon last Thursday just
before the first winds of the cold front sent him back to the
dock. He expects to do the same on grouper when the
weather warms.
On my boat Magic, we've been catching black
grouper on live pinfish just eight miles out. Some went
to 10 pounds. In the bays, especially by Egmont Key,
lots and lots of sheepshead to six pounds are biting.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's catching and releasing
snook in the canals and sheepshead and blues in the Gulf.
Capt. Tom Chaya reports good catches of redfish
and snook and plenty of sheepshead.
Capt. Roy Salgado reports mangrove snapper up
to four pounds and black grouper to 12 pounds in less
than 100 feet of water offshore.
Island Discount Tackle Rick said lots of small
trout are in the bay and sheepshead are around the bridges
and piers. Some redfish are being caught in the canals and
offshore grouper fishing is as good as it gets right now.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Sue said their four-
hour trip averaged 150 head of Key West grunts, trig-
ger fish and porgies. The six-hour trip is returning with
150 grunts, black grouper, porgies and trigger fish. The
nine-hour trip averaged 140 head of black grouper,
mangrove and lane snapper and porgies.
Annies of Cortez Bait & Tackle Sue said




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sheepshead he caught on shrimp at the Anna Maria
Island bridge at Manatee Avenue. The largest one is
19 inches long. He took home 15 big ones for his
morning's work. Islander Photo: David Futch
Capt. Zack Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II told her
overall action has slowed some from the previous
month. Trout continue to be good and flounder action
is above average. Zack said the cold front should rein-
force the winter pattern and look for redfish and sheep-
shead to increase. Grey trout should come on real soon.
Rod & Reel Pier Dick said earlier in the week
they were catching sheepshead, mackerel and flounder.
Anna Maria City Pier Gary said they were
catching mostly sheepshead because of the weather.
Galati Yacht Basin Chris said grouper fishing
is still going gangbusters from three to 12 miles out. He
recommends trolling the passes with No. 3 planers and
large lures. Grouper can't resist 'em.
Skyway Fishing Pier Sheepshead were going
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Islanders gain

10th soccer win
By Kevin P. Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Island Football Club won their 10th game of the
season by a score of 3-1 over the South Side Football Club
of St. Petersburg Sunday at G.T. Bray park in Bradenton.
The IFC was supported by goals from Tim Bugna,
Eddie McKeithan and myself as well as a stifling de-
fense. The win leaves them with a 10-2-2 record in their
first year of competition and assures them one of four top
records in the 16-team second division. IFC is guaranteed
a home game in the first round of the Division Cup which
starts Feb. 2.
The Islanders took control of the game early by play-
ing the simple ball. This consists of short passes on the
ground to the outside and capitalizing on the space created
when the opposition's defense comes out to challenge by
sending balls through to the IFC's precipitous forwards.
.They finally realized one of their chances when
Bugna controlled a splendid cross from Richie Bell and
hammered it home for a 1-0 lead.
The Islanders extended their lead just a few minutes
later on a lovely free kick by Danny Mitchell and a dy-
namic header by McKeithan. Mitchell sent the ball into the
goal area and McKeithan knifed his way through two
defenders to head it into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.
The tempo of the game changed during the first 20
minutes of the second half. South Side came out deter-
mined to get back into the game while the Islanders came
out out bit flat, perhaps thinking that the game was won
with the 2-0 lead.
The Islander's wake-up-call came in the 65th minute
of play when South Side capitalized on some miscommu-
nication from the Island defense allowing a South Side
player to carry the ball towards the goal unchallenged.
Goalie Matt Bowers found himself one on one with one
of their forwards who finished it off from 10 yards out to
cut the Islanders' lead one point.
My goal was scored on an assist from Lance Bieker
in the 88th minute to complete the 3-1 victory.
Neil Fellowes was named "man-of-the-match" and
was recognized for his strong defensive play along with
Tim Lease, Bugna, Bell and Brett McIntosh.
Soccer season is not over. The Islanders expect to do
well in the Division Cup beginning Feb. 2 and in League
Cup which starts Feb. 9. For more information call Kevin
Cassidy at 778-1635.

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608 Fern St.


Immaculate, newer elevated 3BR/2BA home near Anna
Maria's pristine white beach and the glistening turquoise
Gulf of Bean Point. Vaulted ceilings and open floor plan.
Kitchen with newer appliances. Wood-shuttered window
treatments. 3/4-car garage under house with 3 doors. A
must see. *MVP listing. Seller will entertain offers
between $210,000- $250,000. #MA15849. Call and ask
for Michael Advocate, 778-0608.
CHARMING BAYFRONT HOME Lovely 3BR/2BA home with
clear views of the Skyway, city pier and pristine nature. Seller will
entertain offers between $280,000 $340,000. #DY13518.
TIFFANY 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, elevator. $185,000. #TDY15658.
DEEDED BOAT DOCK *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000. 2BR/2BA, lushly landscaped backyard,
enclosed lanai, garage, potential for duplex. #TDY18162.
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, heated pool, private beach, de-
sirable location. $1,895,000. #TDY16859.
PALMA SOLA *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$130,000 $160,000.1/2 block to Bay. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage,
caged pool, large lot. Citrus, quiet street. #TDY17901.
SANDY POINTE Beautifully furnished 2BR/2BA unit in bayfront
complex. $93,900. #TDY18420.
NEW LISTING Bayfront. *MVP Seller will entertain offers be-
tveen $190,000 $230,000. Elevated home. #TDY18532.
T. Dolly Young, REALTOR/IMS
Leading Edge Society 778-5427
COUNTRY LIVING with beautiful oaks and pines can be
yours when you build your private home. Located east of
1-75 in Manatee County. $39,000 $40,680. Additional
lands also available for $6,000 per acre. Owner may fi-
nance. Invest in your future by calling for more informa-
tion today. Call Horace Gilley anytime, 792-0758. #11660.
BEAUTIFUL STONE built home with a large lot, 2 work
shops and utility shed, shade trees, screened porch, out-
side utility room. A must see, well-kept front porch also
screened in, great location for work or handyman repair
shop. $59,900. #19384. Call Don Pampuch, 778-2111.
BEAUTIFUL NATURE large lot, shade and fruit trees, fire-
place in family room, fireman's pole from main bedroom to
family room, excellent west side location. Mother-in-law suite
can be easily transferred from present use. Show and sell.
$120,000. #16242. Call Don Pampuch, 778-2111.


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605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach


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.


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THREE DRESSERS/2 BAHAMA COUCHES with
cushions on rollers. Excellent condition. Call 778-4572.
DESK TWO TONE oak contemporary style, best
offer. 1976 Itasca Motorhome, 24 ft., runs good. Call
to see. 779-1285, leave message.
ORIENTAL FURNISHINGS wine bar $585. Huge
gold leaf dressing table with chair $850. Red lacquer
hand painted end table $95. 6 ft. screen, 4 panels
$195. Secretary desk and more! 778-7371,
ADD LIFE TO YOUR YEARS with Nature's Miracle
Food. Enjoy vibrant health and abundant energy.
Free informational audio tape. (313) 881-2858.
KITCHEN SET white Formica table and 4 swivel
chairs. Good condition. $100. Call 778-7920.
FREON F-12 30 pounds $400. (941) 778-0315.
POWER WASHER Sears 6.5 hp, 2,200 psi. Used 2
hours. New $750, sell for $500 including accesso-
ries. (941) 778-0315.
CAR RADIO Jensen CS-5500. AM/FM/cassette, pull
out type. Auto reverse. $60 firm. Also Power Rider
exercise machine $135 firm. Call 778-9585.
KENMORE WASHER/DRYER $300. GE Electric
stove $130. White Westinghouse refrigerator $175.
Black bar stools $50. Lawn mower $50. Excellent
condition. 778-0353.
GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.


ESTATE SALE Sat., Jan. 25, 8 5. Something for
everyone. No early birds please. 3501 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., Jan. 24 & 25, 9 2.
Household furniture, built-in appliances. Ask when
there. 109 7th Street South, Bradenton Beach.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 25, 7:30 2. Bike, new
hardware, new garbage disposals, tiled mirrors,
fishing, 14k jewelry, household and much more. 706
Jacaranda.
MOVING SALE Sat., Jan. 25, 8 3. Many household
items, dishes, clothes, tables, mirrors, pictures, etc.
114 Palmetto Ave, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE Sat., Jan. 25, 9 4. Furniture,
housewares, miscellaneous. 410 79th Street.
YARD SALE Sat., Jan. 25, 9 2. Craft supplies,
housewares and interesting "stuff'. 710 Rose Street,
Anna Maria.


GULFVIEW TOWNHOUSES
ONLY 2 UNITS LEFT!
TWO CHOICE CONDOS available at LOW PRICES!
Gulf Beach Place includes 2BR/2BA, 2nd floor unit only
100 ft. to beach and priced at a LOW PRICE of $114,900
firm. Gulfview Townhouses include 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse located 400 ft. to beach and LOW PRICE of
$109,900 firm. Both are TURNKEY UNITS and include
POOL. Excellent rentals! Call Marie Franklin!
000
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.


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Since
MARIE 1 7 LIC. REAL ESTATE
FReANKL REALTY BROKER
"We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gull Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


LOST KITTEN long haired, light color tiger, spayed,
declawed. Vicinity of Anna Maria elementary. Named
lucky. Reward. 778-7962 or 778-3121.
FOUND SILVER RING unique. Vicinity of 78th Street
on beach. 778-5049, leave message.


YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman. Be-
ginning and intermediate level, morning and evening
classes. Call 778-4557 to enroll.
FINALLY AFFODABLE health insurance for
individuals and families from MEGA through
membership in AFS (Americans for Financial
Security.) Call Arnold 794-0567.
THANKS AND PRAISE to Saint Jude for prayers
answered. Thy name be exalted forever. P.B.
THANK YOU ST. Jude and St. Joseph for prayers
answered. BB.
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP begins Tues-
day, Jan. 28. Mornings. Open your door to creative
expression. Small class. Anna Maria Island Art
League. 778-2099.


BEN & IRENE'S Dog sitting service. (House calls)
- We come to you Cats or dogs. (Island only).
778-1012.
"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.


WHITE '84 CADILLAC Eldorado, full power, moon
roof. Runs good. $1,750 OBO. 778-6569. Can be
seen at 3605 Gulf Drive.
1989 FORD CROWN VICTORIA LTD 90,000
miles, excellent condition, original owner. $4,500.
778-6517.


CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 778-1990.
1985 SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.
WANTED FIBERGLASS sailing dinghy, 6' 9'
length. Call 778-2832.



WAGNE REALTY
SALES AND DENTAL Since 1939

Mary Maciel & Betty Montgomery
Experienced Professional Realtors
Where Service is a Priority
2217 Gulf Drive North Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
Phone (941) 778-2246 Toll Free in the U.S. 1-800-211-2323






YOU CAN OWN A
HOME ON A CANAL!
Rare opportunity for
island 2BR/2BA home
with dock and davits.
Oilered for just
125,000. Call Sandy
Greiner/Barb Turner
JUST ONE BLOCK TO THE BEACH! Elegant "newer"
3BR/2.5BA home. State-of-the-art kitchen and baths.
Quality throughout! $449,000. Ask for Don Schroder.
A KEY ROYAL GEM! Spacious 2BR/2BA plus den. Large
kitchen, Florida room. New carpet: Easy access to bay and
gulf. It's a Beauty! $223,500. Call Karen Schroder.
NEW LISTING: Furnished turnkey island condo in small
complex with pool. Gulf view 1BR/1BA totally redone!
$59,000. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner
DUPLEXES: 204 55th St. Personality & location $159,900.
213 65th St. Home and apartment,big lot. $181,000. Do not
disturb occupants. Yvonne Higgins.

SOpposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217

941-778-7777


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting ap-
plications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
HOUSEKEEPER DUNCAN HOUSE Bed &
Breakfast. Part time, weekends. Must be able to
cook and clean. Call 778-6858.
ABC FLORIST is now accepting applications for
full or part time drivers, designers and phone help.
Call 794-5555.
SEEKING NANNY Adorable 7 month old seeks lov-
ing nanny to care for her in our west Bradenton
home. Full time, non smoker, references a must.
747-6815.
RELIABLE HOUSEKEEPER required for Gulf motel.
For interview, telephone 779-1086.
NOW HIRING cooks and servers. Apply between 2
and 4 .pm daily at Shells Restaurant in Holmes
Beach.
TIP OF THE ISLAND is now accepting applications
for breakfast, lunch dinner cook. Call 778-3909.
POSITION WANTED Resident condo management.
Husband/wife team. General maintenance, computer
skills. Longboat Key, Anna Maria, north Siesta areas.
Call 366-3076.
NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS. Apply in person af-
ter 4 pm to Crown & Thistle British Pub, 2519 Gulf
Dr., Bradenton Beach.
BABYSITTER NEEDED for 3 year old girl in my
home. Flexible hours. Call 778-3328.
FULL TIME DISHWASHER needed. Apply in person to
Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach.


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

MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv--
ing the Islands. 778-5476 or 705-1302.

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


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AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor
repairs and maintenance in your driveway. For
estimate or appointment call 778-0373.
HAULING, SHELL DELIVERED and spread, trash
removal, tree trimming, pressure washing and paint-
ing. Free estimates. Larry 778-0119.
EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONAL COUPLE clean-
ing homes, condos and rental properties. Impeccable
local references. Island resident over 4 years. Call
778-3989.
NEED HELP WITH yard work, flowers, clean-up. Call
Carol at 778-6172. Personal touch lawn maintenance.
Reliable adult, yearly resident. Cheap but neat.
DOCTORS FRANK & LISA LANZISERA, Chiroprac-
tors. Treatment for neck and low back pain, head-
aches, sciatica, ruptured discs, fibromyalgia.
15 years experience. Free consultation. 794-3344.
CLEANING RESIDENTIAL HOMES at your conve-
nience. Honest and reliable individual. Call Rita at
794-1333.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.
NEVER WAX AGAIN! Attention car, boat, aircraft
owners! Protect your investment with acrylic polish.
We're mobile. 778-5215.
DOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL Prepare your child for
kindergarten. Available places.for ages 18 months
through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
Telephone 778-2967.
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM Tampa Airport
anytime. 778-7934.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AIDE assist you with
transportation to boacfn,-doctor, grocery, movies.
Meal planning, housekeeping. 778-3488.
TREAT YOURSELF OR someone special to a relax-
ing massage. Great for stress and pain relief. Nation-
ally certified therapist. Reasonable. Jeff 795-8243.
WILL DO YARD WORK trimming, painting, cleaning,
screen/window repair, errands. Reasonable, honest,
dependable. Jeff 795-8243.


AUTO DETAILING at your home or office at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine & under carriage cleaning,
leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim dressed
and much more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon at 320-5662


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.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic &
vinyl 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.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
PROFESSIONAL PAINTER 12 years experience.
Interior/exterior, excellent Island references, no
mess. Call Don at 778-3456.
WE FIX WE PAINT WE CLEAN apartments,
houses, etc. Call Bob and Jean at 778-8655. Excel-
lent local Island references.


Now you can email your Island newspaper!

Our email address is islander@mead.com
ThIeslander Bystander will be on the Internet with an
exciuing.Web site in the near future ...
Look for us iwww.dslacrbandr er.com. _
INFORMATION: CALL 941-778-7978 or FAX 778-9392

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CARPET VINYL CERAMIC TILE sold, installed,
repaired. Great prices. All workmanship guaranteed.
Fully licensed and insured. Steve Allen 383-5381 or
beeper 506-3297.
R.T. (Bob) HILTON CONSTRUCTION. Residential
and commercial. Remodel and new construction.
Island and Mainland. References. CGC012191.
747-1098. (Don't say how, say Hilton).
BOB GREENE PAINT CO. $50 average size room.
$399 average size exterior. 25 years experience.
Free estimate, insured. 756-6396.
NEED A HAND? Experienced, reliable retiree avail-
able for help with home repairs, maintenance,
painting, wallpapering, cleaning and other jobs
around the house. Call Michael at 778-7769.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile.
Lic. #MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.


FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA,
private lot and parking. Available Mar. & Apr. at
$1,300 mo. 778-2832.
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.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA apartment. Nice and clean.
Walk to beach. Deposit. (941) 778-5057.


SA S AL A LE SA
Breathtaking

: M18362. Direct
1 bayfront condo
furnished in tasteful
Southwestern decor.
$147,500.
Open & Modern
M18178. Cathedral
ceilings and peek of
bay from great room.
Pet door to fenced
yard. $214,900.


SEASONAL RENTALS
* 1BR/1BA, apartment $1200 mo
* Key Royale, 3BR $3300 mo
* Westbay Cove, 2/2 $2100 mo
* Shell Pointe, 2/1 $1500 mo
ANNUAL RENTALS
* 3BR/2BA, Brd. House $900 mo
* Perico Bay Club, 2/2 $875 mo
* Duplex 2/1 $750 mo Julie Gilstrap
Property Manager


Wedebroc Company
matching p el eerties since 1949

3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665


COQUINA MOORINGS Exceptional top
floor unit with spectacular views of bay
and Gulf. Upgraded appliances, 2
balconies and spacious floor plan. Pool,
deep water dockage and across from
wide sandy beach. Offered at $199,900.
Call Ed Oliveira at 778-1751.


IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA totally
upgraded unit. New carpet, breakfast
bar, walk-in shower, low maintenance
fees. Priced at $99,900. Call Ed Oliveira
at 778-1751.


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UNIQUE TRIPLEX Quality constructed
and well maintained residential triplex
with spacious floor plans, private ga-
rages 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 for details 778-7976.


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


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
PRICE REDUCED BY $10,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car,
3,895 sq.ft. under roof home including
caged pool. Next to but not on a canal.
Owner anxious. $265000. Now $255,000.


Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222


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Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service .13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
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Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
S "A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
8 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

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

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25 Years Experience Licensed & Insured
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10 Years of Local References


778-7399


REMODELING

ADDITIONS
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KITCHENS* BATHS
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ARPENTRy CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
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Prew reining AMERICAN
Private & CAR WASH
Commercial 5804 Marina Dr.
Interior/Exterior Holmes Beach
20 Years 778-1617
Experience MON FRI 8AM 5PM
Husband/Wife Team SAT 8AM 4PM
*Free Estimates ISLANNDER
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Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!

MOST CARS $85*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior,
pressure cleaned engine, under carraige,
tires and rims all treated and protected.
$85 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at our home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.





320-5662
(This number is a message service when we are busy.)
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.


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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.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA, wood floors, newly
painted, one block to beach and bay. 203 2nd Street
N., Bradenton Beach. Available now. $500 mo. (813)
874-0973.
CHARMING HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home with
water view. Annual lease at $1,185 mo. 778-0217.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH APARTMENT just re-
decorated. 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.
CANCELLATION DUE TO HEALTH 2BR/2BA condo
in small 4-unit complex. Private, quiet with pool, laun-
dry. Deluxe remodeled unit, garage. Available Jan.,
Feb., Mar., Apr. 1997. Won't last long. One block to
public beach, Manatee Ave., Island Foods, Duffy's
Tavern. Call 778-4560 for information. Weekly,
monthly or seasonal only.
BAYFRONT IN ANNA MARIA Heated pool/spa,
private courtyard and spectacular view of Skyway
Bridge from 2BR/1BA penthouse. One of a kind
location near City Pier. Available from Feb. '97 and
winter '98. $1,800 mo. 778-4107 or 778-4657.
BAYFRONT QUAINT POOLSIDE 1BR/1 BA apart-
ment in ideal Anna Maria location near City Pier.
Available from Feb., Mar., Apr. '97 and winter '98.
$1,000 mo. 778-4107 or 778-4657.
2BR/1 BA YEARLY Walk to beach! Downstairs util-
ity room. Central heat/air. $650. 1st, last, security.
778-7980.
2BR/2BA ANNA MARIA (Martinique) on beach. Pool,
tennis, garage. Feb. 15- Apr. $2,500 mo. 778-6786.
AVAILABLE FOR RENT Feb. and Mar. 1BR apart-
ment, heated pool, steps from beach. Also renting for
1997/98 season. Telephone 371-0500.
THE CARRIAGE HOUSE Anna Maria Island annual
rental. A stone's throw from Gulf and bay. 1 BR/1 BA,
screened porch and deck. Sparkling clean and pri-
vate. Fully furnished with washer/dryer, central heat
and air. $600 mo. 778-3205.
ADORABLE ANNA MARIA COTTAGE cancellation
available for April $1,200. Central heat/air, clean,
nicely furnished, no pets, steps to beach. Phone
(813) 935-2339.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE seasonal or annual.
Lovely 3BR/2.5BA, garage, furnished. No pets. Call
778-9171.
LOVELY 2BR/1BA in Anna Maria. Gulffront apart-
ment fully furnished, sundeck, porch, washer/dryer,
microwave, convenient location. Weekly or monthly,
no pets. 778-3143.
WANTED TO RENT GARAGE on Anna Maria Is-
land. Enclosed, secure space for auto storage. (315)
655-2220 after 8 pm or leave message.
SEASONAL SHARP 1BR/1BA Bradenton Beach
duplex, 1/2 block from Gulf. Available Feb. 1. $1,500
monthly, furnished except toothbrush. 779-1019.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA, garage, screened porch,
quiet, nice. Annual $675 mo. No pets. 776-1789.
SEASONAL LARGE 1BR/1BA Gulfview. Enclosed
screened porch, close to shops, steps to beach.
Feb., Mar., Apr. $900 mo., $350 wk. Call 778-5529.
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.
UNFURNISHED/WATERFRONT condo. Second
floor, 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, carport, screened lanai.
Annual lease $950 mo. Immediate occupancy. 383-
2772 or 383-9679.
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.
UNFURNISHED BRADENTON HOME 2BR/2.5BA,
large lot, storage, screened porch, carport. Excellent
location. Annual lease $860 mo. 383-2772 or 383-9679.
ANNUAL CUTE 2BR/1BA lower duplex for quiet,
professional non-smokers. $650 mo. 1st, last, plus .
$650 security includes water, trash, cable. Prefer
non-smoker. 792-3226.


ANNUAL RENTAL AVAILABLE NOW. 1BR duplex
apartment, central H/A, one short block to beach.
$500 mo. plus utilities. Call Carol at Green Real Es-
tate 778-0455.
SEASONAL RENTAL This prime rental in Anna
Maria City is available now through Feb. 15. Fourth
house from the Gulf with all amenities. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate to view this lovely home. 778-
1450 or (800) 306-9666.
1998 SEASONAL ground floor, large 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer. North end of Anna Maria. No pets.
3 month minimum. $1,500 per month. 778-5115.
SEASONAL CANCELLATION SPECIAL! Cute 2BR/
1 BA lower duplex, one block to beach. Available now
for season. $1,350 mo. 792-3226.
DUE TO LATE CANCELLATIONS Seasonal rentals
now available on Longboat Key and Anna Maria. 1BR
and 2BR condominiums with all amenities. OFRC
778-3377.
ANNUAL HOUSE 2BR/1BA across street to beach.
$700 mo. and security deposit. Includes water and
garbage. Call 778-7199.
WANTED: A 2 or 3 BEDROOM, 1 or 2 bath home.
Annual, unfurnished on Anna Maria Island. Call Mary
at 778-4400.
BEAUTIFUL GULFFRONT BESTVIEW 3BR/2BA,
exclusive north end. Fireplace in top floor master
suite. Decks, patio, tropical garden. $3,000 Jan.,
$1,000 wk. 778-0990
HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS Immaculate, nicely
furnished 1 and 2BR apartments. Week, month or
season. Stones throw to beach. Reasonable rates.
778-4368.
ANNUAL LARGE 2BR/1BA Holmes Beach duplex
remodeled. New kitchens, baths, central air, dish-
washers, disposals, fans, washer/dryer hook-up.
$700 mo. Available Feb. 1. 779-1019.
WINTER MONTHS ONLY Holmes Beach, 1BR,
central heat/air, furnished. Screened porch, very
nice, near beach and shopping. 49th and 2nd Ave.
(813) 985-5140.
BOOK NOW FOR winter '97/'98.1 BR/1 BA clean and
comfortable ground-floor duplex. Walk one block to
beach, shopping, grocery and pharmacy. Dec.
through Mar. package includes all utilities, under
$5,000. 778-2832.
HOLMES BEACH bird lovers seasonal, turnkey fur-
nished, ground floor, 1BR apartment 100 yards to
Gulf. Currently available. 778-5617.

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NORTH BEACH VILLAGE condo for sale by owner.
Priced at $143,000. 3BR/2BA. Call for appointment.
778-2629.
OWNER SELLING ELEVATED HOME in Anna
Maria City. 2BR/2BA, 2 living rooms, garage, work-
shop, storage, warranty. $197,000. Call 778-4543 to
view. Spacious.
ANNA MARIA UNOBSTRUCTED Gulf/bay views.
Custom 3BR/3BA, 3 years old. $459,900. Appoint-
ment only. 207 South Bay Blvd. (941) 778-5948.
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.
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.
PROPERTY FOR SALE Oriental North Carolina.
1/2 acre waterview, deeded boat slip, septic system
installed. $40,000. (941) 778-0315.
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.
GULFFRONT CONDO TURNKEY furnished! 2BR/
2BA, pool, lots of extras. $199,000. 778-7980.
Towne & Shore Realty.
WANTED HOLMES BEACH canal home. 3BR/
2BA, 2-car garage. Pool or room for pool. $250,000
range. Cash. No agents. 387-9122.
TRIPLEX BRADENTON-BEACH great invest-
ment. Close to beach and Bay. Fully leased. Call
Jack McCormick broker, Wagner Realty, 383-5577.
BAYOU CONDO 2BR/1BA on canal with dock and
beautiful view. Furnished "Key West haven".
$104,900. For appointment call 794-5891.
LUXURY MODEL CONDO 2BR/2BA, all amenities,
club house, pool, private entrance to park and river.
Boating, fishing. Good buy. 746-4483.
OPEN HOUSE 1 4 DAILY. Waterfront showplace,
1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under roof, 4BR/
4BA, cathedral ceiling, 7 person spa, boat dock. Will
consider offers below appraisal. Appraised at
$485,000. Tk.--.immock Road, Anna Maria.
Broker/owner 778-6155.
CONDOMINIUM BY OWNER This 2BR/2BA condo
has panoramic views of bay. Turnkey furnished.
Perico Bay Club with 24 hour security and all ameni-
ties. $113,000. 792-3665.
DUPLEX ZONED BAYVIEW HOME. Apartment,
extra lot. Furnished. Upscale area, Anna Maria
Island. Potential home, rental, lot sale income.
$189,000. (941) 778-1442.
MOBILE/BEACHES over roof, vinyl siding, full size
kitchen/bar/dining, 12 window lanai, much storage,
deck, corner lot. Reduced $1,500. Call 778-6904.
CORTEZ UNIQUE "OLD FLORIDA" waterfront lot.
Water on 2 sides, 75' seawall on Seafood Shack
canal to Intracoastal, 100' side on CC Marine boat
basin, zoned duplex or R-1. Build for rental/vacation
home. 75' frontage, quiet street, greenbelt views,
boating/fishing paradise. New fencing. Price to sell
at $125,000 firm. 794-2479.
LET'S MAKE A DEAL! Fabulous opportunity to pur-
chase a 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, directly on the beach.
Fireplace, boat slip. Lot size 116' x 196' right on your
own private beach! Asking price $459,000. Call owner
at 778-9252. 810 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.
WOULD-BE BAYFRONT DEVELOPER had change
of mind because of divorce. This bayfront property
is listed with Ms. Bobye Chasey, Realty agent for
Coldwell Banker, Holmes Beach. Phone (941) 778-
2261 or fax (941) 778-7944. Bobye's home phone
(941) 778-1532. According to Bradenton Beach
official, there may be a nice walkway-built waterside
of all seawalls from Cortez Bridge to old pier. It will
be a pleasurable walkway for the local residents.
Distressed present owner will let go his golden
opportunity and sell for way below future market
value. Will negotiate any offer over $145,000.

CUTE HOUSE FOR SALE 2BR/1BA, Mexican tile,
carport, porch, fenced yard. Two blocks to beach,
1/2 block to bay. $104,000. 778-8221.


LOTS FOR SALE Direct bayview $79,500.
Oceanview with beach access and ownership
$175,000. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
CHARMING GROUND LEVEL HOME on Lake
LaVista with access to Tampa Bay. 2BR/2BA, pool,
cul-de-sac. Walk or bike to beaches. Price reduced
to $215,000.113 Pelican, Anna Maria. 778-9107.
ENJOY CASUAL OLD-STYLE Florida living in this
lovely beach home where unbelievable greens and
blues of the Gulf waters are only steps from your
door! The home features 2BR/2BA, large open liv-
ing room, dining area and kitchen, separate utility
room/workshop with washer/dryer. Relax on your
screened porch and enjoy the view of the most
beautiful and secluded beach in Anna Maria City.
Offered by owner at $495,000. Drive-by 723 North
Shore and/or call (941) 778-7430 for appointment.
NEW CUSTOM BUILT 3/2 canalfront home, 1600
sq. ft. buy now and pick your colors. Asking
$289,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Re-
alty 778-6602 after hrs. 778-0355.
TRIPLEX, steps to beach, asking $195,000. For
details call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty
778-6602 after hrs. 778-0355
TURNKEY FURNISHED ground level 2/2, fireplace,
large lot, & deeded boat slip. Asking $159,500 Call
Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty 778-6602
after hrs. 778 0355
ANNA MARIA, six rental units in beach block. Ask-
ing $495,000 call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay
Realty 778-6602 after hrs. 778-0355
HOLMES BEACH COMMERCIAL LOT on main
street. Asking $150,000 call Rich Bohnenberger at
Gulf-Bay. Realty 778-6602 after hrs. 778-0355.
ANNA MARIA, residential waterfront lot with boat
dock asking $149,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger at
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-6602 after hrs. 778 0355
TURNKEY furnished 2/2 Condo, Gulffront complex
with pool & tennis, secure elevator & covered
parking. Asking $169,000 Call Rich Bohnenberger
at Gulf-Bay Realty 778-6602 after hrs. 778-0355
DAY CARE FACILITY west Bradenton licensed for 55
children, asking $250,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger at
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-6602 after hrs. 778-0355.
RESTAURANT, FANTASTIC BAY VIEW. Seats 25,
indoor & outdoor dining. Turnkey Operation, sale in-
cudes'Real Estate, existing mortgage assumable.
Asking $550,000 Call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-
Bay Realty 778-6602 after hrs. 778-0355.
CUSTOM-BUILT ISLAND HOME, one year young,
features include, hardwood floors, fireplace, built in
Vac system, security and lawn irrigation, deeded
boat slip with water & electric. Not a drive by. Call
Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty 778-6602
after hrs. 778-0355.
BUILDING LOT 53RD AVE. (Rt. 70) Zoning PDMU,
asking $250,000. Call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-
Bay Realty 778-6602 after hrs. 778-0355.
39+ ACRES, located within approx. 7000 acres of
timberland, private road access. Ideal for hunters
twenty minutes to Cedar Key. Owner may consider
terms. Asking $29,000 (owner has Real Estate Li-
cense) call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf- Bay Realty
778-6602 after hours 778-0355.
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.
WONDERFUL LOCATION canal home with views of
Skyway. 4BR/3BA pool home. Tile throughout, large
living room, cathedral ceilings, large master bed and
bath with Jacuzzi tub. Boat dock, lift and circle drive.
Asking current appraisal value. $289,900. Call
owner at 778-9252. 526 75th St., Holmes Beach.

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PRESIDENTIAL PUNDITRY

BY BOB KLAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Mogul capital of
India
5 Pundit
10 Dead duck
15 Torm6 forte
19 Dinner's often
on him
20 "Les Miz" setting
21 1836 battle site
22 Like some traffic
23 Movie about a
boy's
Presidential
aspirations?
25 -- Drusilla
(mother of
Tiberius)
26 Trigger puller?
27 Home of the
Minotaur
28 Tango maneuver
29 Places for races
30 95-Down
finisher
31 Cause of
inflation?
32 Presidential
biography by
Noel Coward?
36 Italian wine
region
37 Hall
(historic
Princeton site)
39 Bank deposit
40 Great time
41 "That is to say

42 Stuffed shirt
44 "Dirty Hands"
playwright


46 China setting
47 Spruce
50 Gulf
52 Christie's"--
M?"
53 Country guitar
player, e.g.
56 At bat stat
57 What the First
Lady's critics did
over a bottle of
bathtub gin?
61 Indianapolis's
--Dome
62 Cliff hanger?
64 Rembrandt van

65 Skittish
66 Dreamscape
artist
67 One of the
Horae
68 Current choice
70 Exclusive
71 Pickle flavoring
72 Basketball
maneuver
73 Shelved for now
75 Hollow
76 Pizazz
77 Gained a lap
78 Mathematical
rules governing
the Vice
President's
macarena?
81 Hard-rock
connection
82 Turn into
something big
84 Memo starter
85 Prominent tower
86 Agonize
87 Rec center
88 At the scene
91 1984 Peace
Nobelist


93 Children's
author Eleanor
95 New Deal proj.
96 Narrowly
defeats
98 S.A.T. score
102 60's draft
deferment
category
103 Vice President's
wife at the
Starlight Diner?
106 Belfast grp.
107 Baseball
Hall-of-Famer
Waite-
108 Basil's "Captain
Blood" co-star
109 Catch on
110 Pert
112 Flood avoider
113 Timex rival
114 Head and tail of
the victorious
First Cat?
116 Avalon, for one
117 Chihuahua bites
118 Bye word
119 Atlantic City
attraction
120 "Clueless" lead
role
121 "- Canyon"
122 Skein game?
123 Contemporary
,of Garbo
DOWN
1 Depth charge
2 Extolment, in
hymns
3 Cowboys
4 Be a partner in
crime
5 Obsolete geog.
abbr.


6 Likeunkept
yards
7 Stands by for
8 "Aida" setting
9 Returns home?
10 Lively dance in
duple time
11 "Sleuth" co-star
12 Old.48-Down
kingdom
13 lago's wife
14 Rake over the
coals
15 Arrive in droves
16 Star of a sitcom
in which the
First Daughter
learns syntax?
17 Whitney
Houston's
record label
18 Get, as a radio
broadcast
24 Prohibit
33 One of
Nintendo's
Mario Brothers
34 African antelope
35 Detroit brew
38 Scout
41 Essex
exclamation
43 Kitchen fixture
45 Comings and
goings
46 With a twist?
47 Gallivant
48 Basque, e.g.
49 Where the
President went
without
collecting $200?
51 Hitchcock
classic
53 Defiant words


54 Overshadow
55 Umbrella
alternative
57 Balmoral Castle
river
58 Where Gideon
defeated the
Midianites
59 Off one's trolley
60 Humbert
Humbert's
obsession
63 Publicity


66 Burns and Allen,
e.g.
69 Staff leaders
71 Inc. listings
73 "TheThree
.Sisters" sister
74 On the clothesline
78 Moves like a
comet
79 Band command
80 Purple shade
83 Into the wind
86 It's a wrap


88 Not neat
89 60-Down's
creator
90 Show piece?
92 Clipped
93 Italian or
Mexican, e.g.
94 Rushing sound
95 Terrorist tactic
97 Coin of the
realm
99 Actress
Jacqueline


100 Sleuth Lupin
101 Attacks violently
103 They're held for
questioning
104 Words of
resignation
105 Short dogs, for
short
111 Grills
114 Wilt
115 Good name for a
lawyer?


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WATERFRONT DEEP CANAL $695,900 BIMINI BAYFRONT ON ANNA MARIA
Custom-built pool home on Anna Maria. Home ISLAND $589,000 6BR/4BA home on Key
has 3-4BR/2.5BA. Golf course frontage and Royale. 240 ft. of waterfront, 55 ft. dock and
deep-water canal. Dock with water and heavy duty boat lift. New premier kitchen and
electricity. Call Mary Ann Schmidt. indoor pool. Call Dave Jones or Dick Maher.


CUSTOM KEY WEST STYLE HOME ON EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT RETREAT
DEEPWATER BAY $529,900. Key West style $350,000. Enjoy total privacy in this elegant 3
custom-built home on Terra Ceia Bay. Open floor bedroom retreat on the bay. Protected by 160
plan with sweeping water views. Private beach, acres of wildlife sanctuary. Resort-style living
boat dock and lift. 4+ garage. Call Rose Schnoerr. includes tennis and pools in a 24-hor ,guarded
community. Call Bob and Penny Hall.


WATERFRONT $395,000 Bayfront and ca-
nal with boat davits and pads on canal site.
Jenn-aire range and oven. Combo dining and
family room. On cul-de-sac, very private. Call
Helen White.


IDEAL FAMILY HOME!!! $167,800 Look at
this big 4BR/3BA family home. Huge caged-
pool area, fireplace, island kitchen. Easy ac-
cess to Sarasota/Bradenton. Call Gary Larison.


FLAMINGO CAY CANALFRONT HOME VILLAGE GREEN $112,500 Great 4 BR/ SAN REMO SHORES $289,000 Canal
$199,500 Boater's dream. 3 BR/2BA, garage 2BA home with family room. Screened lanai plus home that must be seen. 3BR/3BA Spanish tile,
on canal with direct Intracoastal Waterway ac- area off master bedroom. New A/C, room for deck around heated pool and spa. Tile roof. Ac-
cess. New 10,000 lb. lift (cost $7,000.) Near pool, double garage. Inside utility room, solar cent lighting. So many extras. Call Bob or Lu
beach. Call Rose Schnoerr. hot water. Call Janis Van Steenburgh. Rhoden.


SUNBOW BAY
4BR/3BA Waterfront location $165,000. Call
Rose Schnoerr
2BR/2BA Garden condo $89,500. Call Bob or
Lu Rhoden
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
Unit 22 2BR/2BA Downstairs, freshly painted
$144,900 Call Mary Ann Schmidt
Unit 154 2BR/2BA Enclosed lanai, open
kitchen, possible owner financing. $130,000
Call Bobye Chasey.
Unit 164 2BR/2BA Downstairs end unit,
furnished, glassed-in porch and lanai
$139,900 Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.
Unit 181 2BR/2BA Downstairs corner, pan-
oramic bay view $155,000. Call Bobye Chasey
Unit 232 2BR/2BA Downstairs on canal with boat
dock $137,500 Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
Unit 252 3BR/3BA Elegant, spacious townhouse
located on bayou $215,000. Call Bobye Chasey
Unit 282 2BR/2BA Downstairs, center waterview
of bay to bayou $155,000. Call Bobye Chasey
SUNSET LANDINGS
2BR/2BA Gulffront townhouse condo $124,500.
Call Evelyn Mitchell
WESTBAY COVE
2BR/2BA Downstairs corner unit, tile, living room
extended $145,000 Call Bob or Lu Rhoden
2BR/2BA First-floor corner unit overlooking pool.
$129,900. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden
WESTBAY COVE SOUTH
2BR/2BA Overlooks Intracoastal Waterway
$139,900. Call Bobye Chasey
CEDARS EAST.
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse 10 Har-tru tennis courts
$215,000 Call Rose Schnoerr
PRIVATEER NORTH
2BR/2BA Fourth-floor unit faces Gulf of
Mexico. Two open balconies $194,000 Call
Rose Schnoerr.


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