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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE FEBRUARY 19, 1997


ISLANDER


lI nUl I


Developer asks for Holmes Beach street vacations


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach City Council said last week it
is not inclined to vacate any city streets, especially not
for a developer to build 13 units instead of nine.
A representative of Durlach Industries of Sarasota
asked council to consider vacating unimproved Fourth
and Fifth Avenues. The company owns lots one
through four bordered by 41st and 42nd Streets and
wants to construct apartment units.
"There's nothing there but trees," the representa-
tive said. "It's not a street now. There is no traffic flow.
It's just a parcel of land that would benefit us and give


Anna Maria


public records


request takes


24 days
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
A request to see Anna Maria City public records
was delayed more than three weeks and wasn't filled
until a lawsuit was filed with the circuit court.
City Clerk Peggy Nelson said owners of Five
O'Clock Marine on Pine Avenue asked for the records
on Jan. 16.
She was not able to supply them until Feb. 10, when
an attorney for Five O'Clock Marine filed a lawsuit de-
' manding to know why the request was taking so long.
At a Thursday, Feb. 13, hearing before Manatee
County Circuit Judge Robert Boylston, Five O'Clock
Marine attorney Carol Masio presented case law showing
the state's open records law demands that requests for
public records be fulfilled within a "reasonable time."
Masio told the court she thought 48 hours was a
reasonable amount of time for the city to find the
records and hand them over.
Reasonable time is not defined in the Florida Pub-
lic Open Records Law know as Florida's "govern-
ment-in-the-sunshine law."
In previous cases judges have ruled that reasonable
time means the records must be supplied within 24 or
48 hours.
The records Masio and Five O'Clock owners want
are a history of occupational license fees the city
charged the marina for its boat slips.
The city increased the marina's fee from $15 per
slip to $20 and one owner Ken Peterson wanted
to know how the city justified the dramatic increase.
"After we filed the suit, the city gave us the infor-
mation regarding the occupational license fee and the
amount of the fee," Peterson said. "Most case law states
that 48 hours seems reasonable when requesting pub-
lic information."
Nelson said she was too busy to search for the
records Peterson wanted.
"I was working on them trying to supply them and
they didn't seem to think I was doing it in a timely man-
ner," Nelson said. "During the hearing attorney Masio
presented a lot of case law about public records and rea-
sonable time. And in each one reasonable time is not de-
fined, whether its two days, four, seven, 10 days."
Nelson said there were several reasons why it took
her more than three weeks to respond.
Extra work load from the city pursuing a $500,000
federal grant cut into her time, she said.
"Our attorney was trying to let the plaintiff know
that this had been an unusual time to get public
records based on a timely manner," Nelson said.
"We had been working on the Community Develop-
ment Block Grant, the election was coming up and
everything else that was going on.
"We did get the paperwork to them. She was say-
ing I got the work to them because of the law suit.


the city tax revenue."
Council Chairman Luke Courtney said he would
like a member of the public works department to ex-
plain the project to council.
"It's difficult to make a decision if we don't know
where it is or what you want," Courtney said.
City Clerk Leslie Ford said a site plan has not been
submitted to the city yet.
"The only thing they asked for is if the city would
consider vacating the two streets," she noted. "Then
they have to go through the site plan procedure."
"The city has traditionally been reluctant to vacate
property because it opens the door for more density,"


Mayor Bob VanWagoner noted. "That addition will
bring traffic to that area."
Council members Ron Robinson and Billie Martini
said the city should not vacate any property.
"Determine what it's worth and if it's advanta-
geous to us, we'd be interested in buying it," the rep-
resentative replied.
"The city does not have processes to vacate or sell
public land, but they are provided for in Florida statute,"
Ford explained. "Both processes are very involved."
Courtney advised the representative to bring coun-
cil a plan to review but he noted, "We're not very re-
ceptive to the idea of vacating public land."


HOUSE BLAZE BATTLED IN BRADENTON BEACH


Fire flares
in training
exercise
Anna Maria Fire District
Firefighter Chris O'Kelly
gets instructions during a
practice burn of a house
on Canasta Drive in
Bradenton Beach Satur-
day. Firefighters from as
far away as Sarasota
used the house as a
training inferno for much
of the morning before
finally igniting the
wooden structure and
letting it burn to the
ground. For more
pictures, see inside.
Islander Photo:
Paul Roat


That's not the case."
Nelson said that on Monday morning, Feb. 10, she
was busy conducting an accuracy and logic test for the
election. She said she left a note asking the city recep-
tionist to call Masio and tell her she would finish look-
ing for the files on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
On Monday afternoon, Feb. 10, the city was served
a writ of mandamus and a summons to appear Thurs-
day, Feb. 13 before Judge Boylston. Mandamus means
to enforce the performance of a duty.
Nelson said it took her parts of three days to come
up with what they wanted.
She said she had to search city archives for occu-
pational licenses dating from 1980 to 1991.
The city does not have an index system and
Nelson said she had to physically look at all the oc-
cupational licenses from those years to make sure
she wasn't missing one.
"It did take me a while," Nelson said. "Masio's
secretary noted that she made two phone calls which I
did not return. I didn't have anything to say. Nobody
called and cried, 'I've got to have it now. I've got to
have it now.' It just didn't seem to be a crisis situation."


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School Daze.............................................. 26
Streetlife ................................... ............. 28
Anna Maria Island tides ........................... .. 30
Real estate ............................................. 32
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 40


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND






1E PAGE 2 K FEBRUARY 19, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Shumard orders stop signs installed despite warnings


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria City Mayor Chuck Shumard had stop
signs installed at the top of the humpback bridge on
Bay Boulevard despite warnings from a Manatee
County traffic specialist.
In addition, Shumard had the signs installed with-
out going through normal procedures for traffic engi-
neering changes in the city.
Shumard said he had the signs on the North Bay
Boulevard bridge installed for safety reasons. A cross-
walk resulted across the roadway near the base of the
bridge on the north side where the new pedestrian
bridge funnels people across North Bay Boulevard to
an existing sidewalk.
By forcing cars to stop at the top of the incline
leading up to the bridge, Shumard reasoned drivers
would be able to see pedestrians using the crosswalk at
the bottom of the bridge.
David Davis, Manatee County traffic operations
superintendent, said with or without stop signs, the
bridge is dangerous to pedestrians trying to use the
crosswalk at Lakeview Drive.
"You can't see the crosswalk over the bridge be-
cause the bridge is so steep. It's a dangerous situation
with the crosswalk so close to the bridge," Davis said.
"No matter how many signs you put up there it's still
going to be a dangerous intersection.
Davis said he and county Traffic Engineer Ahmed
E. Aburhmah suggested extending the sidewalk that
leads from the new pedestrian bridge to the north to the
next street Crescent Drive and then do a cross-
walk there.
Davis said he and Aburhmah were asked by the city
to take a look at the bridge and come up with a solution
but Shumard ignored their suggestion to extend the side-
walk. Anna Maria does not have a traffic engineer.
"We heard the mayor said he wasn't going to build
any more sidewalks," Davis said, "so we washed our
hands of it."
Shumard said he thinks the crosswalk is "working
out great."
He said he had the stop signs erected for safety's sake
because people were driving over the bridge too fast.
Sheriff's deputies have been handing out warning
tickets to people who don't stop at the sign. In the first two
days the sign was up, deputies handed out eight warnings.
The deputies will continue to do so, Shumard said.
Prior to installing the stop signs, deputies.wrote
more than 10 speeding tickets. The speed limit leading
to the bridge incline is 25 mph. Once you start going
up the incline or down the other side, the speed limit
is 15 mph.
The stop signs were installed so people would re-
alize there is a crosswalk near the bottom of the bridge,
Shumard said.


Cars must now stop at the top of the humpback bridge on Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria City. The signs were
installed by order of Mayor Chuck Shumard, an apparent violation of a city ordinance that requires a city
commission vote before putting up signs. Island Photo: David Futch


"They are a temporary deal just to make sure
people are aware of that crosswalk. It's on a temporary
basis, 30 days, and we can go as much as 60 days. If
we need to, we'll change it and make it permanent, but
I don't want to do that. We'll see if people adjust to it,"
Shumard said. "I wanted them up. I don't want any-
body to get hit and I'm afraid that's what's going to
happen if the people fly over like they have. We were
on the bridge one day and some guy in a van came over.
and he had to be doing 40."
Shumard said he sent a memo to employees in
Public Works telling them to put up the signs an
apparent violation of a city ordinance requiring com-
mission approval before a-stop sign can be installed.
"It's my responsibility," Shumard said. "I put up the
signs because I was concerned about the safety of people."
He added the city soon will put up warning signs
that indicate there are stop signs ahead.
"I think the stop sign is going to make people
aware of the crosswalk," Shumard said. "I think the
crosswalk is working out great. People are using it."
Public Works Director Phil Charock said the stop
signs were erected for safety reasons.
"We're putting in a crosswalk at the base of the
bridge to complete the pedestrian walkover," Charnock
said. "If you didn't have a stop sign on the top of the
bridge there would be no way to slow people down and


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Groin repairs promised for Island
The erosion control devices at the Manatee Public Beach and at Cortez Beach may once again be open to the
public. Popular with fishers, the piers were closed due to structural damage caused by a storm. Now, Manatee
County representatives are determining whether the piers can be re-opened and at what cost. A decision is
expected by the Manatee County Commission by spring. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


they would basically run people over in the pedestrian
crosswalk. I have a memo from the mayor directing me
to do it for health, safety and welfare reasons."
Florida Department of Transportation community
liaison Dawn Wolfe said the location of the pedestrian
bridge "was predetermined by the applicant. As far as
safety is concerned, it is a local road and it's up to the
local municipality to determine what should be done.
We have not been made aware of any safety problems,
and if the city determines it wants to place additional
signage, it is up to the city."


Council to


discuss lots
The Homes Beach City Council will discuss
possible changes to the city's contiguous lot rule
in a Feb. 25 work session scheduled for 9 a.m.
The rule states that if one person owns two
contiguous lots, the lots must be combined to
fulfill the requirements established in the 1989
comprehensive plan. In the plan, a single-family
lot must be 7,510 square feet as opposed to the
previous requirement of 5,000 square feet.
The rule was recently challenged success-
fully by property owner Joe Kennedy, but during
discussions council learned of many other prop-
erty owners in the same situation.



County moves


slowly on


groin repairs
Don't pack your fishing gear yet, because repairs
to the pier at the Manatee County Public Beach may be
a long time coming.
The pier, actually a beach erosion control groin,
has been a popular fishing spot for beachgoers through
the years, but it has been closed for more than a year
due to structural damage from Hurricane Opal. Last
year, Manatee County officials said it would be re-
paired and upgraded for use as a fishing pier.
Jack Gorzeman, the county's environmental
projects coordinator, said last week that the county has
negotiated a contract with an engineering firm to assess
the groin for structural damage and integrity and to de-
velop a new design. The middle groin at Cortez Beach
in Bradenton Beach will also be part of the study.
Gorzeman said the engineering study will take
eight weeks, then the findings will be presented to
county commissioners for a decision on how to proceed
with the project.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M FEBRUARY 19, 1997 0 PAGE 3 ffi

Thousands expected for Cortez Fishing Festival


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The scenic waterfront of the historic village of
Cortez will be the site of the 15th Annual Cortez Fish-
ing Festival.
On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23, there will be
plenty of seafood and fun at the gathering sponsored by
the Cortez Chapter of Organized Fishermen of Florida.
If you love seafood and want to savor a taste of
Florida history, don't miss what is considered by many
as one of the finest festivals of its kind in the state.
The theme for 1997 is "Through the Ages" with a
focus placed upon the fishing industry's existence in
the past, present and future.
The festival will include Mote Marine Laboratory
exhibits, educational talks by marine biologists, nauti-
cal arts and crafts, historical and cultural exhibits, U.S.
Coast Guard tours and a display of fishing boats.
Admission is $2. Children under 12 are admitted
free. The festival will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
On Saturday, "non-stop" entertainment will be pro-
vided by the Sunshine Express Cloggers, Cortez Grand



Cloggers will be in .A
attendance during this
weekend's Cortez Fishing
Festival in the historic
village on the shores of
Sarasota Bay. Additional
parking is available at
Coquina Bayside Park,
with shuttle buses trans- .
porting people to Cortez
for $1. Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


Ole Opry, Wild Horse Band and String Fever band.
There will be boat rides provided by the Cortez Fleet.
Sunday's fare includes the Cloggers, the Opry and
Diamond Creek Band alternately throughout the day.
To get there from Bradenton, head west on Cortez
Road toward the beaches and the festival is on the south
side of the village just before you reach the Cortez
Bridge. From Anna Maria Island, just cross the Cortez
Bridge and turn right. Directional signs will be posted
along Cortez Road.
Additional parking is available at Coquina Beach
Bayside Park with Manatee County Area Transit
shuttle buses providing rides for $1 each way.
Food vendors who plan to serve up specialties at
the festival include Star Fish Co. of Cortez, Cortez Bait
& Seafood, Seineyard Seafood Catering, J.J. Snyder
Seafood, Cortez Community Center, Florida Institute
of Saltwater Heritage, Walt's Fish Market, Cafe Cre-
ole, French Quarter, J & J Barbecue, Coco Joe's and
Tyler Ice Cream.
Traditional and not-so-traditional foods offered
will include smoked mullet, mullet hot dogs, Rick
Lease's fish chowder, fried soft-shell crabs, boiled


peanuts and strawberry shortcake.
For more information, contact John Stevely at
(941) 722-4524 or Karen Bell at (941) 794-1249.



Anna Maria City
2/24, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
2/25, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting

Bradenton Beach
2/20, 7 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
Manatee County waiver for FEMA funds,
contribution of police department radios,
support of H.B. 103, contractor selection for
seawall replacement, consent agenda and
commissioner reports.

Holmes Beach
2/25, 9 a.m., Council work session
2/27, 10:30 a.m., Council meeting with
Southwest Florida Water Management District
on drainage

Of Interest
2/19, 10 a.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
2/22, 10:30 a.m., Save Anna Maria Island
Ambulance Service Fact Finding Forum,
Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
S2/24, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall,
USF Campus, Sarasota.
2/25, 3:30 p.m., Anna Maria Fire District
Pension Board, Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
2/27, 6:30 p.m., Holmes Beach Candidates
Forum sponsored by The Islander Bystander,
Back Bay Steakhouse, 5325 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. "Mix and mingle" with the
candidates begins at 6:30; forum begins at 7 p.m.


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Kj PAGE 4 K FEBRUARY 19, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Fire board accepts EMS committee recommendation


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria Fire Commission accepted the
recommendation of its Emergency Medical Services
Study Committee to proceed with a plan to provide
fire district-based EMS.
The board voted on the three-part recommenda-
tion last week and will meet again this week to es-
tablish a time line to implement the plan. At the
same time, County Administrator Ernie Padgett
pledged the county's support to the endeavor.
"I've always been a believer in combined fire-
rescue," Padgett said. "If this county had one fire-
rescue unit, to me that would be the ideal situation.
I can assure you the county will do anything to sup-
port what you want to do."
Committee Chairman Larry Tyler gave an over-
view of the group's six-month study of the various
options for EMS service. He said the group, selected
fire district-based service as the best option for the
following reasons:
The level of service would be greatly increased
because the fire district would provide cross-trained
firefighters and paramedics to staff two full- time
ambulances and a spare.
The county's ambulances, stationed at the
Holmes Beach and Cortez fire stations, are fre-
quently relocated off the Island for standby causing
increased response times for district residents. Dis-
trict-based ambulances would not be relocated in
this manner.
The cost of adding additional personnel would
be offset because employees will be cross trained as
firefighters and paramedics.
This is a proven system for the delivery of
EMS. Nineteen of the 20 top EMS systems in the
U.S. are fire district-based.
If the fire district were to provide EMS, county
officials have said they would reduce their taxes
equivalent to the cost of providing the service The


fire district would then collect those taxes and the
impact to residents would be minimized.
In addition to proceeding with a plan, the com-
mittee recommended:
The fire district establish a time table to pro-
vide EMS.
Undertake an extensive public education pro-
gram on the benefits of providing the service.
Continue to work with the county on the fund-
ing method and cost of providing the service.
Evaluate the performance of the additional
county ambulance that will be assigned to the dis-
trict.

County pledges to help
"It's not the role of the county to either encour-
age or discourage you," Padgett noted. "This is
strictly a local decision. The county commission
would have to have a good feel that this is what this
community wants. If you run too far out ahead of the
people, they won't be there to support you when you
turn around. "
Because the county has to collect taxes equally
county-wide, it will have to create a municipal ser-
vice taxing unit for EMS services with a particular
millage rate, Padgett explained. This will enable the
district to collect the taxes. However, the cities of
Bradenton and Palmetto must agree to participate in
the plan.
"To me it would be nothing but fair that some-
thing would be worked out so people of the district
would not pay twice for that service," Padgett
stressed. "I want to make sure no one is under the
misconception that this is an official action of county
commission, but it would certainly be my recom-
mendation."
Bradenton Beach Commissioner Dan Goodchild
asked Padgett how soon the district can get the fi-
nancial information from the county.
"That won't be real difficult," Padgett replied.


"We want to provide
you with accurate fig-
ures because those are
the ones you'll be tak-
ing to your citizens. The
time frame depends on
when your work is fin-
ished and where in the
fiscal year that occurs.
Probably less than 12
months."
Holmes Beach resi-


'If this county had
one fire-rescue unit,
to me that would be
the ideal situation. I
can assure you the
county will do any-
thing to support
what you want to
do.'


dent Chuck Stearns asked Padgett about County
Commissioner Stan Stephens' announcement re-
cently that the district will get an additional ambu-
lance.
"What kind of guarantee will you give the dis-
trict that it will happen?" Stearns asked. "I've heard
a lot of people say a lot of things but 30 or 40 days
later, it changes."
Padgett said the ambulance will be assigned to
the district for the busiest 12 hours of the day and the
county is in the process of hiring and training per-
sonnel to man it. The ambulance should be in opera-
tion within 60 days, he said.
"Why are we waiting 60 days if the county has
four ambulances that are sitting in the yard and not
being used?" Commission Chairman John
VanOstenbridge asked.
Padgett said the four are back-up ambulances
and the county does not have the staff for the new
ambulances yet.
Bill Mullon of the Island Democrats Club
thanked the committee for its work.The club was one
of the groups that asked for the study.
"I think you're moving in an excellent direc-
tion," Mullon said. "Please do not be misled by ob-
vious red herrings in the hopes that you will dry up
and blow away and time will just erode you into the
future so this whole concept will be forgotten."


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Beachgoers blocked; private property at issue


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Judith Trauner watched for years as people walked
the beach in front of her home at 753 North Shore Drive.
She even put a bench on the beach for people to use.
Then the beach eroded. Now Gulf waves beat
against the seawall at her home.
And beachgoers have lodged a number of com-
plaints with Anna Maria City officials. Beachgoers are
upset about not having beach access because of fences
Trauner put up to keep people off the seawall.
Besides being liable if someone gets hurt walking
her seawall to get back to the beach, Trauner is tired of
the procession of people who walk on her property and!
she put up no trespassing signs.
"People are very vicious. They tear all the signs down.
They tore down a wing on the fence. One man threatened
to throw stuff through my window," Trauner said. "These
are older people who should know better."
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Charnock
said Trauner owns the riparian rights to the property.
That means when Trauner bought the land more
than three decades ago, she also bought the land that's
currently under water. Or as law dictates, she at least

Red tide focus for
Monday night at Mote
Dr. Richard Pierce, senior scientist and di-
rector of research for Mote Marine Laboratory,
will be presenting a lecture titled "The New Red
Tide Initiative" for Monday Night at Mote on
Monday, Feb. 24.
Pierce has more than 20 years experience in
marine and environmental chemistry with specific
expertise in the fate and effects.of toxic substances.
The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on Mon-
day, Feb. 24, in the Martin-Selby Science Educa-
tion Center. The presentation is free to each indi-
vidual Mote member and one guest. The Aquarium
will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Monday evening for
Those attending the lecture.
For cost and information, call 388-4441.


Beach walkers along the Gulf of Mexico are blocked due to serious erosion coupled with a seawall at 751 and
753 North Shore Drive. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


gets the reasonable use of the water.
"This is private property," Charnock said. "People
expect to be able to walk the beach, but technically all the
beaches in the city are private except for Gulffront Park
from Oak Avenue to Magnolia Avenue and the streets that
dead end on the beach. Most people don't know these
beaches are private. When beach renourishment comes (in
2000), it will solve the problem."
Charnock said the city has beach access with signs
showing people how they can get back to the beach.
When beach walkers reach 751 North Shore, they
must go up to North Shore by taking a public right of
way next to a home at 103 Seagrape Lane.
They can then walk along North Shore until they
reach another public right of way along the side of a home
at 787 North Shore taking them back to the beach.
Camille Coley, Florida Coastal Management Pro-
gram administrator in Tallahassee, said the city and
Trauner are right about the private property issue.
No Florida law exists that requires Trauner to pro-


vide people a way to cross her property to get back to
the beach.
"The city is absolutely correct in telling people the
homeowner can block off access to her seawall," Coley
said. "In theory, the public owns the land below the
mean high water mark which means a person could
walk on the beach from Pensacola to St. Augustine. In
reality, there are hundreds of these same cases through-
out the state, particularly on the east coast where prop-
erty owners blocked off beach access by building
fences on their seawalls."
Trauner, who lives in Polk County most of the
year, said that in the 1960s the beach behind her house
went out 150 feet to a bench and extended even farther
to the water.
In a few years, the beach was gone.
"We have no control over nature," Trauner said.
"I'm a Florida native and I can tell you, the sand comes
and goes. I've seen it come and go and there's nothing
that can be done."


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What was open now is denied
A trip to court after waiting 24 days may be what it
takes to get records from Anna Maria City Hall. At least,
that's what one business owner in the city found he had
to go through to satisfy his public records request.
Ken Peterson, 5-O'Clock Marine owner, ques-
tioned a 33 percent increase in the city's occupational
license fee for his Pine Avenue business. Seems the
city raised the per-slip fee for boats from $15 to $20
and Peterson thought the increase was excessive.
He requested records of the city's occupational li-
cense fees dating back to the early 1980s. He made his
request Jan. 14 to the clerk's office.
Then the problem and the delays started.
City Clerk Peggy Nelson said that with meetings, a
city election, drafting of a community development block
grant and other ongoing city business she wasn't able to
produce the information quickly for Peterson. One thing
led to another, and pretty soon Peterson's attorney filed a
request with the circuit court demanding the information.
Nelson appeared before Judge Robert Boylston last
Friday and provided the information to Peterson 24
days after the request was made.
We understand the problem associated with delv-
ing into historic records predating computers and
record retrieval. But a delay of more than three weeks
is excessive and contrary to Florida's open records laws
that allow citizens to review governmental documents
in a timely manner.
The delay in Anna Maria in producing records
smacks of denying access to government by citizens
and is just plain wrong.
Unfortunately, a similar problem surfaced else-
where on the Island. Holmes Beach resident Joe
Kennedy requested information regarding zoning mat-
ters in that city and was informed by Mayor Bob
VanWagoner there may be a "research fee" charged
him in the future.
City Clerk Leslie Ford produced a 1990 ordinance
which allows fees for exceptional municipal services
based on all factors of cost including labor, materials,
supplies and overhead costs..
However, public record experts in Tallahassee told
us that special charges are allowed only for "extensive
use" of clerical labor or information technological re-
sources (computers) based only on actual cost. The
only other fees allowed are for copies.
Charges to look at records runs contrary with the
spirit of government in the sunshine and such a charge
is seldom levied or even contemplated.
Island elected officials have long lamented the lack
of citizen participation in city affairs. Perhaps these two
incidents are indicative of the reason the public doesn't
participate or trust their government.


FEBRUARY 19, 1997 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 14
FEBRUARY 19, 1997 9 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 14


V Publisher and Editor
Bonner Presswood
V Editorial
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June Alder
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Boat-float should go
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner is right.
We have to get rid of the mess on the corer of Clark
Street and Clark Lane [the Privateers boat-float]. I have
a home one block from there, and have always consid-
ered it to be an eyesore.
Councilwoman Carol Whitmore jumps on her high
horse and comes to save us from the newcomers. What
does a newcomer have to do with the problem? I'm
pushing 70 years of age and I have lived here for eight
years. I do not consider myself to be a newcomer any
place I go in the United States of America.
Ms. Whitmore wants to deed the property to the
group and grandfather in their drinking habits.
Try parking all these things on Key Royale and see
how far it floats. Each citizen in Holmes Beach de-
serves equal protection against this blight.
Otis Cardinal, Holmes Beach
Island mom seeks brain
activities for son
I am the single mother of a 10-year-old son who is
simply not interested in sports or physical games and
I'm having difficulty finding extracurricular activities
for him to participate in.
There are many wonderful people on this Island
who donate their time and expertise to many athletic
activities. But I feel there is a real need for children to
learn an alternative form of team play, group participa-
tion and fun.
How about a chess or backgammon club, mechan-
ics, electronics, computers, photography or bird watch-
ing classes?
I ask you, as a community, to give this matter the
serious consideration which I feel this it deserves.
If you're interested in helping provide alternative
activities, please contact Cindy Harrison, counselor,
Anna Maria Elementary School, at 778-1125.
Ellen Stevens, Anna Maria City

Desire-to-cross signal ensures
crosswalk safety
I am delighted to see that some crosswalks are ap-
pearing on our Island.


However, I was sorry to note that the one most
important ingredient did not appear with the crosswalk
notice. The custom up north is for the pedestrian to
hold his or her arm out at right angles when the person
wishing to cross is standing back of the curb, waiting
to cross the street.
This motion will catch the motorist's eye and he or
she will realize this is the signal that someone wishes to
use the crosswalk. The latter should, in turn, wait for the
traffic to stop before stepping out to cross. Otherwise, it
is easy to just drive by. If you should notice someone just
standing on the curb, one can imagine they are just wait-
ing for a friend and keep going. I speak from experience.
You would be doing us all a great service if you
would implement this immediately. I have always en-
joyed your weekly newspaper and find it very informa-
tive and newsworthy on many subjects. Thank you for
letting me take up your time.
Lorraine Hovey Sutherland, Holmes Beach

Captain catches more
than fair share
Captain Roy Salgado you are a pig.
The amount of blackfin tuna you brought back to
the dock was unacceptable. Showing them in the man-
ner you did to all the readers of The Islander Bystander
was sickening.
In a day most people are talking conservation, you're
showing a picture of Jim Kennedy of Tampa lying with
over 40 Blackfin Tuna on the deck of your Sport fishing
boat. You said that you're happy to catch one or two.
Maybe next time that's what you'll bring back.
Ben Webb, Holmes Beach

Island EMS tops with Islander
Early one morning recently my husband began hav-
ing trouble breathing. I phoned 911 and within minutes the
rescue wagon, with its trained personnel, arrived.
They used oxygen to ease the breathing and then
took him to the hospital.
We in Holmes Beach are fortunate to have the 911
service available to us. I commend the people who re-
sponded to my call.
Eda Nelson, Holmes Beach


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Prohibitionist Sidney J. Catts was accused of running for governor of Florida so
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Americans have liked their liquor
since Colonial days. But from the Gay
Nineties on into the 1920s drinking be-
came a serious social problem, espe-
cially among the working class and im-
migrants (it was OK for the bosses of
course).
What to do about the situation?
Various regulations failed to remedy it.
So groups like the Women's Christian
Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon
League insisted on banning alcoholic
liquor consumption altogether. Down
with John Barleycorn, away with De-
mon Rum were the cries.
Like abortion today, Prohibition
was an emotional issue. It divided one
town from another. For example, Tampa
was "wet," St. Petersburg was (mostly)
"dry." It pitted neighbor against neigh-
bor, Catholics against Protestants,
women against men.
Take little Anna Maria Key with
probably less than 20 family units.
When a referendum for statewide Pro-
hibition was being pushed by the Anti-
Saloon League, the Bradentown
newspaper's Letters to the Editor columns
bulged with angry letters. Annie (Mrs.
Sam) Cobb and close neighbor John R.
Jones crossed verbal swords. She was
bright and feisty and convinced strong
drink was ruining the home and family. He
believed a Prohibition law to be anti-
Catholic, anti-poor and unenforceable.
Other readers joined in. And when
the editor of the paper got into the fray
with Jones, the argument really got
nasty, with Editor Joseph Humphries
calling Jones a "whiskey soak" and
"drunken Irish lawyer and slanderer."
In 1916 along came a Baptist min-
ister with the comic-opera name of
Sidney J. Catts. He was a bespectacled
preacher with fuzzy white hair who
wore winged collars and was addicted to
bombastic language. When this yokel
declared his candidacy for Governor on
the Democratic ticket party regulars
laughed. A story went the rounds that he
was going after the Governor's mansion
because it was rent-free.
But 53-year-old Catts was a serious
contender. He attracted votes with his
fierce anti-Catholic and pro-Prohibition
sentiments. In the Democratic primary
he defeated a party stalwart by a narrow


margin, only to lose out after a court-
ordered recount.
Catts fought on, however, getting
onto the general election ballot as the
nominee of the Prohibition party, while
cleverly retaining his membership in
the Democratic party. He drove all over
the state to address crowds from his
autocar (the first candidate to do so)
and he beat his opponent 39,546 to
30,343.
Catts was the first Florida governor
to ride in an automobile instead of a
horse-drawn carriage in his inaugural
parade. It bore the sign, "This Is the
Ford that Got Me There." Catts chalked
up another first by having the inaugu-
ration filmed. What the movie didn't
show was that Catts, wary of being in
such close proximity to so many politi-
cal enemies, had a revolver handy in
his pocket while he was sworn in.
In his scripture-laden speech Catts
likened his victory to the triumph of
Cromwell over the English royalists,
the French Revolution over the nobil-
ity, or the American colonies over En-
gland.
His voice rang out: "The common
people of Florida, the everyday masses
of the cracker people have triumphed
and the day of your apotheosis has ar-
rived, and you can say, as said the an-
cient Hebrew devotee, 'Lift up your
gates, and be ye lifted up, ye everlast-
ing doors, and let the king of glory
come in.'"
Faithful to his constituency, in the
fall of 1918 Catts pushed through the
state senate a resolution making
Florida the 25th state to ratify the 18th
Amendment to the Constitution. The
law that went into effect on Jan. 16,
1920, prohibited nation-wide the
manufacture, sale, transportation, im-
portation or exportation of "intoxicat-
ing liquors."
Within weeks Floridians were
breaking the law on all five counts.
Prohibition-far from cleansing
Florida from sin led to Florida of the
1920s becoming notorious for its law-
lessness.

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Chamber, art groups mount opposition to craft show


By Bonner Presswood
Poor weather last weekend, Feb. 15-16, for an in-
dependent craft show in Holmes Beach was probably
a relief to Island art groups and the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce.
Anna Maria's Artists Guild and the Art League
enlisted support from the Chamber in their opposition
to Rhonda Hammond, whose Boca Grande company,
Community Affairs, organizes area craft shows.
Although the art goups were aware of Hammond's
plans approximately two months ago, and in spite of
advertisements in The Islander Bystander on Feb. 12
and 19, little was known about the event or the orga-
nizer by Chamber board member T. Dolly Young when
she notified the newspaper about a special meeting to
discuss the show on Thursday, Feb. 20.
At the 5 p.m. meeting, Chamber board members
and members of both art organizations were presented
with a proposed resolution drafted by Young as a "no-
tice" of its concerns to Holmes Beach Mayor Bob
VanWagoner.
Chamber members said they invited Hammond to the
meeting but contacted later, Hammond said she under-
stood the meeting was Friday. "They called Thursday af-
ternoon and requested I attend their meeting, but I could
never have made the three-hour drive from Boca Grande
by 5 p.m. that day. I went to the Chamber at 5 p.m. Fri-
day only to find volunteers closing the office."
Chamber board president Bob Hinds opened the
special meeting saying, "They literally rape the Island
when they come here."
Hinds claimed Hammond's show would bring in
"food and all," leaving no income for Island businesses.
Zoe Von Averkamp, an artist and board member of
the Artists Guild, said, "This is a slap in the face by our
mayor to the artists on Anna Maria Island. He asked me
'Are you afraid this group will come in and take money
away from you?' Yes, I said.
"We do a great deal for the community with the
money we raise. If it's not a good show they may ruin
the reputation of our nine-year show."
Discussion also focused on whether renting the
field to an "outsider" or a for-profit company would


Last weekend's crafts
festival was termed a
success despite the less-
than-ideal weather condi-
tions. One of the more
popular items was artist
Dianne Dorman 's
crushable seagrass hats,
which White Lake, Mich.'s
Sonja Adams tried on.
Islander Photo: Bonner
Presswood


violate the terms of the agreement by which the land
was donated to the city. The group agreed to check fur-
ther with the city on this issue.
Bren Jackson, owner of Phoenix Frame and an orga-
nizer of the Art League's December and March shows,
said she thought Community Affairs should change the
name of its show. Opposition to use in Hammand' s adver-
tisements of "Anna Maria's Arts & Crafts Festival" was
expressed by several people in attendance.
VanAverkamp and Young also opposed the use of
Hammond's business name, Community Affairs. Young
said it sounded like a governmental entity and "gives off
the impression the community will benefit." Young said
"sound alike" names are a growing problem nationally.
No one present at the meeting had seen Community
Affairs' permit but most agreed from previous experi-
ence that Holmes Beach's permit does not require the
user be non-profit in nature.
Hammond's two-week advertisements offer free
booths to local non-profit organizations but the groups
represented at the meeting, including the Chamber, said
they chose to decline the offer. "We didn't want to add
credibility to her show," Von Averkamp said.
The Artists Guild also offers free booth space to
community non-profit organizations at its November
show, Von Averkamp said.
The not-for-profit Anna Maria Island Privateers
have not been admitted to Art League shows in recent


years because they raise funds selling mullet and food
sales violate the League's exclusivity agreement with
its outside food vendor. The League charges $25 to
other non-profit groups if they sell anything, while in-
formation-only booths are free.
Of several artists at the Chamber meeting, no one
knew whether any Island artists would be represented
at Hammond's event.
In fact, two artists from Anna Maria were included
among more than 80 booths at the show, Debbie Keller
McCartney and Dorothy McKinnon. McCartney said
that Sunday afternoon paid off for her in spite of a slow
start Saturday in intermittent rain.
Jackson, said she visited the weekend show and
viewed it as "more of a flea market than an art show.
There was some confusion by Islanders at the show
about it being our show but I don't think it will prevent
people from coming to our March show.
"I didn't have a problem with the show coming to
the Island but the name of her business says to me she's
doing something for the community."
Hammond said the show did well over all although a
few of the vendors were not well equipped for wet weather
and did not return on Sunday. "We were pleased and we
certainly didn't perceive any problems. I hope to return to
Anna Maria for future shows. Most of the comments from
customers to me were compliments on the variety and
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 19, 1997 N PAGE 9 MM

Two vie for one seat in Longboat election


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
After a couple of comparatively quiet municipal
elections, Longboat Key seems about to redeem its
reputation as a semi-genteel political war zone.
John Redgrave is taking on the establishment in the
form of Mayor Bob Drohlich, calling for a cap and 15
percent reduction in the town's budget, an early vote on
a spending-limit referendum, and an end to what he
calls Drohlich's "isolationism."
The Drohlich-Redgrave contest is the only one in
the March 18 election, although three of the seven seats
on the town commission are open. The other two will
be filled by incumbent Jim Patterson, retired Army
general, and Dr. Hal Lenobel, retired dentist. The lat-
ter will succeed Commissioner Marge Sagman, who is
not running.
Deputy Town Clerk Carol Hill explained that
Patterson and Lenobel were the only candidates to file
for the positions and each only needs one vote in the
election to make it official and "we presume they'll
vote for themselves, so they're elected."
Also on the ballot will be a non-binding referen-
dum on use of four acres in Joan M. Durante Commu-
nity Park as site of a cultural and community center.


Candidates for city council in Holmes Beach
will answer questions from their constituents on
Thursday, Feb. 27, at a candidates forum spon-
sored by The Islander Bystander.
The forum will be held at Back Bay
Steakhouse, 5325 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for an opportunity to meet
candidates. Refreshments will be provided by the
newspaper from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The forum will
begin at 7 p.m.
Candidates include incumbent council mem-


bers Luke Courtney and Don Maloney as well as
former council member and mayor Pat Geyer,
Irma Backelant-Lanning, Sue Normand and
Mercedes Thornburg. Council member Billie
Martini is not seeking re-election.
Candidates will offer introductions followed
by a question and answer session. The forum will
be moderated by Islander Bystander Publisher
Bonner Presswood.
For more information regarding the forum,
call The Islander Bystander at 778-7978.


Drohlich


Redgrave


Not on the ballot will be a referendum proposed by
Rainer Josenhanss and endorsed by 1,400 other voters
to require a referendum on any capital expenditure over
$800,000. That provision, says Redgrave, was torpe-
doed for the 1997 election by Drohlich and Town
Manager Griff Roberts.
He charges also that Roberts has "loaded" the
town's budget in the past two years and the commis-
sion "has denied him nothing."
Drohlich says he has spent most of his time "try-
ing to work agendas through the commission for the
benefit of the town eminently successfully in main-
taining the quality of life."


Redgrave claims that with property values rising
steadily and the property tax rate unchanged, the town
collects more money every year "and just spends it."
He favors capping the budget where it is now and then
working on a 15 per cent reduction.
Drohlich too wants to put the town on "a slim op-
erating budget," putting everything possible into a fund
"to ease the effects of the judgment" of nearly $9 mil-
lion against the town in favor of Dr. Murray "Murf'
Klauber in federal court. Redgrave snorts, "Where has
he been? The Klauber matter has been here for years,
and (Drohlich) is just finding out."
The mayor is an isolationist, Redgrave says, alien-
ating other communities and people. "We pay millions
in tax dollars to Manate and Sarasota Counties, and we
need to maintain rapport with them."
Drohlich says he needs another two-year term to
resolve some outstanding matters: "I want to bring the
park to fruition with a cultural center. I want to resolve
the canal dredging problem economically and with full
protection for property owners. I want to prevent using
public land for a private tennis club."
That's an especially tender spot with his opponent, for
Redgrave lost the election last year on that very issue; he
claims Drohlich "orchestrated the tennis court (on town
property) argument into a single-issue election."
Maybe it's tennis that makes both so competitive.
At 80, Drohlich is a fierce tennis player as well as a
golfer, and Redgrave plays the Florida circuit, ranked
22 among 70 years and up in the state was ranked
14 when he turned 70 a year ago.
Both are retired successful businessmen, Drohlich
a public relations counselor from St. Louis and
Redgrave an inventor and corporate executive from
Illinois and Wisconsin. Both have been heavily in-
volved in Longboat public life ever since they came to
the key permanently, Drohlich 10 years ago and
Redgrave eight.
Although their battle is for the south central Dis-
trict 2 seat on the commission, the election is island-
wide. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Island
Chapel for the Manatee County half of the key and
Town Hall for the Sarasota County half.


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By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
"They may have lost a council person, but they
haven't lost a citizen," declared Holmes Beach Coun-
cilwoman Billie Martini about her decision not to seek
a third term on council.
Martini, who has served four years on the coun-
cil, said she will be an active citizen and will be vo-
,cal on projects she feels strongly about such as devel-
,oping a city-wide drainage plan, developing Island
bike trails and beautifying the city.
"I ran for council because I had the time and as a
citizen, I thought I could help the citizens," Martini ex-
plained. "I'm not running for another term because it's
gotten too political. Council has gotten away from re-
sponding to the citizens."
One example she gave was the proposal for the
construction of a community swimming pool on the
land behind city hall, a concept she strongly supports.
"There were petitions with over 600 signatures in
support of a swimming pool but the council went with a
petition with 150 signatures supporting a ball field in-
stead," she lamented. "They won't give the pool a
chance. I'm so disappointed because Islanders really need
a pool and all ages could benefit from it. Why should we
have to send them off the Island to use one?"
Another example she gave was the removal of the
putting green behind the fire station.
"They closed down the putting green because
someone got his window broken (by a stray ball)," she
said. "They could have put up a buffer of plants or a
mesh fence."
A third example is the city's reluctance to lend
horseshoes to players.
"We have a horseshoe pit in front of the police
station and I bought a set of horseshoes for people to
borrow," she said. "The city won't loan them out be-
cause they're afraid of liability. Sometimes you won-
der about these things."
Martini said her first and second terms on coun-
cil were also very different.
"During my first term the council worked together
much better," she recalled. "We had our liaison duties
and were very active. That changed after the last elec-
tion.
"Now council is chewed out for doing things that
it always did before. There's a lot of friction but most
citizens don't realize it. The city is being run by the
book with a few pages missing."
Martini said council is passing too many ordi-
nances and some take months to complete, which is
costly and time consuming.
"We've gotten so involved in the Florida League
of Cities and hearing about what other cities are do-
ing," she said. "But those cities are bigger than
Holmes Beach, and I don't think we need to pattern
ourselves after them. We're a little fish in a big pond
trying to be a big fish in a little pond."
Martini said the most important goal for the city
is to improve its drainage. Two things that have con-


tribute to the problem are
residents cutting down trees
and using too much con-
crete in construction, she
said.
"We've got to take into
consideration where the
water is going to go and
keep it from creating a big-
ger problem," she said.
She feels the proposed Martini
new city hall complex is a
"waste of money. We should have kept it smaller and
utilized the buildings we have. The city hall is still in
good condition."
The city should be responsible for the replacement
of the Key Royale Bridge and not rely on the Florida
Department of Transportation to fund it, she main-
tained.
"We have hit the DOT too many times and not in
a polite manner," she noted.
Another project she will support is the bike trail
concept developed by the city's civic association be-
cause she is "dead set against the proposed bike lanes
along Gulf Drive."
Martini said the best aspects of living on the Island
are the tropical feeling, the trees, the wildlife, the
beaches, the fishing and the weather. All are a part of
what made her fall in love with the Island when she and
her family moved here in 1944. Her family came to
Florida looking for a place to settle after her father left
the Navy.
"He mustered out of the Navy in Philadelphia and
we came to Tampa with our trailer," she recalled. "We
left the trailer in Tampa and drove to Bradenton. We
stopped at a gas station and my father asked the atten-
dant if there were any beaches or trailer parks in the
area. He told us about the Island and we ended up at
Gulf Park Trailer Park."
She got a job at the Island's first drug store which
was on the south side of Bridge Street in Bradenton
Beach. There she met Bob Martini, who stopped regu-
larly for coffee, and in 1951 they were married.
"Bob built the first motel on the Island where
Bridgeport condominiums are now," she said. "It was
called Bob's Court. He started building it when he got
out of the Army in 1949."
After several years, the couple sold the motel and
went to Indiana to care for Bob's father who was ill.
When they returned six months later, they rented a
cottage near Pines Trailer Park. Billie managed the
Holmes Beach Post Office and Bob worked for the
Island water company.
They soon bought property in Holmes Beach, built
a house and adopted a daughter. Billie then went to
work as a clerk for the water company before return-
ing to the post office. Bob began working on construc-
tion until his retirement. Billie left the post office and
went to work as a teacher's aide at Anna Maria El-
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Circus to solicit program ads


from Island businesses


A solicitation firm will be calling Anna Maria Is-
land businesses this week to find out who wants to pay
to be in the circus. Or at least in the circus program.
Roberts Bros. Circus Inc. is bringing its Big Top to
the Island March 10 with performances held in the field
behind Holmes Beach City Hall.
A portion of the money from ticket sales goes to
benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Triple E Management, a company owned by Rob-
erts Bros., will solicit businesses to place an ad in the
program.
In return, businesses receive free youth tickets to
do with as they please, said Roberts Bros. Vice Presi-
dent Jeff Earl.
The number of free tickets depends on the size of
the ad, he said.
Tickets bought in advance of the day's perfor-
mance are $4 for children and $6 for adults. The day



The Island

Poet
My backyard is a very shady place
where all the birds abound,
But when the shadows start to lengthen,
the cats start to prowl around.
Now people say they love their cats but
why do they leave them roam?
It seems if they are really loved then
they would want to keep then home.
Many a time I alerted a bird from being
taken by surprise,
'Cause a cat was creeping stealthily up
to hasten its demise.
But cat lovers could have their cats and
we could have our birds as well,
If under each cat's little chin there hung
a tinkling bell.
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of the performance, tickets at the box office will be
$5 for children and $8 for adults.
It's better for the Community Center if people
buy advance tickets. Earl said the Center gets more
money from advance sales.
The Roberts Bros. Circus tent seats 1,200 people
and shows include performing horses, aerial and bal-
ancing acts, juggling, clowns and more. Of course,
the requisite cotton candy and popcorn will be sold.
Brian LaPalme, a three-time winner of the Inter-
national Circus Festival in Sarasota as best ringmas-
ter, also will be on hand to greet children of all ages.
The Islander Bystander will again sponsor a col-
oring contest for Anna Maria preschool and elemen-
tary school-age children. Winners in each classroom
will receive a free family pass to the circus. A grand-
prize will be awarded to one lucky student who will
be honorary ringmaster at the opening performance.


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Late Thursday afternoon, Feb. 13, Mote Marine
Laboratory's Roy and Susan Palmer Sea Turtle Cen-
ter received an injured juvenile green sea turtle.
The sea turtle was found approximately 10 miles
off Siesta Key by a local fisherman. When the sea
turtle was brought to Mote, the fisherman noted that
the turtle was floating on the surface and it didn't dive
underwater like most sea turtles do as boats approach
them. Also, the sea turtle appeared lethargic and
weak and was most likely injured.
Upon examining the turtle, weighing in at nine
pounds, it appears to have received a traumatic injury
to the plastron (lower underside) and scrapes to the
ventral surface of each flipper. While the cause of the
injuries is unknown, the scrapes do appear to be heal-
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Helen Delain Baney
Helen Delain Baney, 53, of Anna Maria City, died
Feb. 15, at home.
Mrs. Baney came to our area seven years ago from
Orlando, Fla. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Ramon of Anna
Maria City; six sons, Dale Matheny of Bradenton; Rick
Matheny of Houston, Texas; Randy Matheny of
Pensacola, Fla.; Melvin Leach of Orlando; Tommy
Leach of Mississippi; and Terry Leach of Jacksonville,
Fla.; two brothers, Merl Butler of Orlando and Frankie
Wills of Ocala, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City, on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. with the Rev.
Wayne Kirk officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the American Cancer Soci-
ety, 4806 26th St. W. Bradenton, Fla. 34207.

Sherry Price Haynes
Sherry Price Haynes, 40, of Anna Maria, died Feb.
13 at home.
Born in Cleveland, Mrs. Haynes came to Manatee
County from Knoxville, Tenn., in 1964. She was a
waitress. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff of Anna
Maria; a daughter, Desiree of Anna Maria; a stepson,
Patrick of Anna Maria; a sister, Deborah Varelis of
Bradenton; two brothers, Rex Allen Price of Bradenton
and Kenneth Price Jr. of Holmes Beach; her father,
Kenneth Price Sr. of Bradenton; a maternal grand-
mother, Lucy Fay Cox of Bradenton Beach; and a pa-
ternal grandmother, Hattie Price of Knoxville, Tenn.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb.
19, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria, with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiat-
ing. Private inurnment will be in Manasota Memorial


Park. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of the
arrangements.

Viola S. Kruse
Viola S. Kruse, 86, of Cortez, died Feb. 15 in
Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Kruse came to this
area in 1957. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a daughter, Linda Gentle of
Bradenton; a son, Ronald of Pensacola, Fla.; four
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19, from
10 to 11 a.m. at Brown & Sons Funeral Home, 5624
26th St. W. Bradenton with Rev. John Brabham of-
ficiating. Burial will be in Florida National Cemetery
in Bushnell, Fla.
Dr. Ernest H. Modick
Dr. Ernest H. Modick, a 29-year resident of
Holmes Beach, died Saturday, Feb. 15, in Eau Claire,
Wisconsin.
Modick, 93, was born in New York City and
spent most of his life there as a podiatrist. He retired
in 1968 and moved to Holmes Beach. Most of his
summers were spent in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
He was a member of Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church in Anna Maria City.
Survivors include two nephews, Hugh G. Francis
of Chippewa Falls and Robert E. Francis of Palm
Beach.
He was preceded in death by his wife Margaret
Ann of Bloomer, Wis.; two brothers, Irvine and
Emile Modick; his brother-in-law, Hugh Francis, and
his nephew, John H. Francis.
There will be no service.
Spring interment will be in Bloomer City Cem-
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'A Time for Me' starts at
Center Monday
A group support program designed to help men and
women "meet the dramatic challenges of the senior
years" will be inaugurated Monday, Feb. 24, at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Titled "A Time for Me," the six-session workshop
is open to people 55 and up at $25 per person. Limited
to 12 persons, it will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. on six
consecutive Mondays at the Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City.
According to Shirley Romberger, family and mar-
riage counselor, program goals include "helping se-
niors more effectively manage and enhance life situa-
tions, become more aware of their strengths, skills and
values, learn more effective ways of communicating
and relating to others, expand their awareness of op-
tions, and set goals as they move from one plateau to
another."
Further information is available at 778-1908.

Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce to hold two
events this week
The Small Business Council of the Longboat
Key Chamber of Commerce will present a semi-
nar on "Effective Hiring and Employee Retention
Strategies" on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the Holiday Inn-Lido Beach, 233 Ben Franklin
Drive.
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 8 a.m. the Cham-
ber will hold a New Member Coffee at its office
at 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Breakfast will be provided.
For information and reservations for both pro-
grams, call the Chamber of Commerce at 387-
9519.

People-problems line
opens on Island
People with problems may talk them over with
sympathetic listeners under a program being launched
Wednesday, Feb. 19, by the Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center.
The Center said a new line will be open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 778-1586, and
trained volunteers will discuss "individual and family
challenges confidentially."
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provide information and referral, help identify re-
sources and explore options."
A major goal of the help line is "to inform those in
need of resources they may not know are available,"
said the Center.
Hawaiian dinner
dance March 1
St. Bernard's Guild is sponsoring a Hawaiian din-
ner dance Saturday, March 1, in the Welsmiller Activ-
ity Center of St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach.
On the menu are Hawaiian dishes from sweet and
sour pork to pineapple upside-down cake. Reservations
at $11 are required, with a deadline of Thursday, Feb.
27. Tickets may be obtained by calling 778-3397 or
778-4769.

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the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach.
Mike Latessa, Manatee County public safety di-
rector, will explain the county's standpoint to the
Island ambulance situation and Anna Maria Fire
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The election of officers will take place after the
program and an update on the Anna Maria bridge will
be provided.
All SAM members and the public are invited to
attend.
For information, call 778-5405.

Women's Key Royale Club
to meet Feb. 24
The Women's Association of the Key Royale Club
will meet on Monday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m. for tea with
the program and meeting to follow at 2 p.m.
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See big league games free,
plus help Center
Take yourself out to the ball game, the Anna Maria
Island Community Center urges, and do some good for
baseball and for the Center while you're at it.
Adult volunteers are needed to run three conces-
sion stands at each of 16 Pittsburgh Pirates' home
games at Bradenton's McKechnie Field during spring
training. Seven men and/or women are needed for each
game to operate the booths and cheer the annual home
team.
The workers can anticipate busy times, with more
than 50,000 spectators expected to see the Pirates take
on other major leaguers in the spring schedule. High-
light will be the game with the world champion New
York Yankees March 5.
The games are between Feb. 26 and March 29.
Hours are 10:45 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. Part of the
proceeds will benefit the Center. Further information,
778-1908.

Bingo at Annie Silver
Community Center
Bingo will be played at the Annie Silver Commu-
nity Center on Thursday, Feb. 19, beginning at 7 p.m.
The event is smoke free. Refreshments will be
available.
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The Visionaries to meet
The Visionaries monthly meeting will be held on
Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Island Branch Library in
Holmes Beach beginning at 1:30 p.m.
For information, call Laura Spaulding at 778-5001.

Pancake breakfast
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St. Bernard Catholic Church in Holmes Beach will
host a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 8
to 11:30 a.m.
Homemade pancakes, sausage, orange juice and
coffee complete the menu.
The cost is $2.50 for adults and $1 for children.
A homemade bake sale will also be featured.

Mote hosts recruitment
'coffee' for new volunteers
Mote Marine Laboratory will hold a recruitment
meeting for new volunteers on Thursday, Feb. 20, from
10 a.m. to noon in Mote's Martin-Selby Education
Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota.
The meeting will include a tour of the aquarium, an
opportunity to meet with Mote volunteers and refresh-
ments.
Currently openings are available for guides, cash-
iers and gift shop personnel at the aquarium and the
Marine Mammal Visitor Center and administrative
assistants to support the development office and bay
tour guides.
For information and to reserve a spot, call Andrea
Davis, volunteer coordinator, at 388-4441.


Island Chamber to host
monthly social
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will hold its February social at the Bay Bay Steakhouse
on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The restaurant is located at 5325 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be served.

Island Garden Club
to meet Thursday
The Island Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, on Thursday, Feb. 20.
Members and guests are welcome.
For information, call 778-4229.


Seniors to enjoy the Latin
Rhythms at Island Center
Thursday mornings
Big band sounds, Latin rhythms and show tunes
will be performed by the Chat Helman Trio for the
dancing pleasure of senior singles and partners on
Thursday mornings beginning Feb. 27.
Music, snack and coffee will be served at this pro-
gram from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City.
The donation is $2.50
Call 794-6307 or the center at 778-1908 for more
information.


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Firefighting Island style
Firefighter Brian Braun steps away from the fire in Bradenton Beach Saturday, part of a training exercise for
personnel at several nearby fire districts. The house was donated to the fire district for the burn. Islander
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Garden club meets Monday
"Growing Orchids on Florida's West Coast" will
be detailed by Joe Downs, Bradenton orchidist and
music professor, when the Longboat Key Garden Club
meets Monday, Feb. 24, at the Longboat Island Chapel.
Further information may be obtained from Virginia
Sanders, 383-3659.
Congressman to address
GOP next week
U.S. Rep. Bill McCollum will be featured speaker
when the Republican Club of Longboat Key meets Fri-
day, Feb. 28, at the Longboat Key Holiday Inn.
McCollum has represented the Eighth district of
Florida, which includes Orlando and most of Orange
County, since 1980. He recently declined to seek the
U.S. Senate seat held by Bob Graham so he could "di-
rect my full attention to the drug and crime issues be-
fore the Subcommittee on Crime," which he chairs.
A social gathering will be at 11:30 a.m. and the lun-
cheon will begin at 12:15 at the inn, 4949 Gulf of Mexico
Drive. The affair is open to the public at $12 per person.
Further information, 383-4797 or 383-7909.

Living portrait of 'Mary,
Mother of Christ' at Roser
On Sunday, Feb. 23, only the Chapel Play-
ers of Roser Memorial Community Church will present
Christian Portrait Drama Minister Peggy Miller in
"Mary, Mother of Christ."
In "Mary, Mother of Christ," Miller will portray
Jesus' mother from the vantage of mid-life as Mary looks
back on her Bethlehem experience and recalls the extraor-
dinary happenings remembered now by a wiser woman
and mother. Performances are at 3 and 7 p.m. at the church
located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. Pre-purchase
of tickets is encouraged at Roser Church, Haley' Motel in
Holmes Beach, and Wind & Snow Kite Shop in
Bradenton Beach.
Tickets will be available at the door. The adult
donation is $5 and youth, 16 and under, are $3.

Two-pronged seminar due
on Longboat for seniors
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce is
sponsoring a double-topic seminar through its Senior
Outreach Committee Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Dr. Richard K. Marschner Jr., ophthalmologist,
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Sharing the program with a discussion of "Family
Wealth Preservation" will be J. Ronald Skipper,
Sarasota attorney specializing in wills, trusts and es-
tates.
The seminar is open to the public free of charge.
Further information, 387-9519.
Poetry night at Artists
Guild Gallery
Coffee and poetry among the art will be offered at
the Third Thursday Poetry Night hosted by the Artists
Guild Gallery, on Thursday, Feb. 20, beginning at 7
p.m.
Local artists and poets will read original works and
favorite poems by well-known authors. An open mike
will be available for anyone who wants to read.
The gallery is located at 5414 Marina Drive, Island
Shopping Center, Holmes Beach.
Bring a poem and bring a friend.
Call Zoe VonAverkamp at the gallery at 778-7216
for more information.


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this weekend
The annual Seagrape Festival will be held on Sat-
urday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City.
Bargains will include men's and women's cloth-
ing, jewelry, plants, shell crafts, books, household
items and baked goods will be available.

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on-going classes in watercolor, photography, drawing
and children's drawing.
Those interested may join at any time.
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Islander new president of Realtors Land Institute


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Barbara Douglas of Holmes Beach has been in-
stalled as the first woman president of Realtors Land
Institute, a trade association affiliate whose members
deal in large tracts of land.
The 52-year-old affiliation of the 700,000-member
National Association of Realtors specializes in selling,
buying, managing, appraising and developing land for oth-
ers.
RLI deals with large tracts whether for farming or
development, Douglas of Barbara Douglas Realtor in
Winter Haven said.
She said her goal during her tenure will be to make
members aware of diminishing private property right.
According to Douglas, it is important that federal
agencies, in enforcing environmental laws such as the
Endangered Species Act, do not infringe upon the consti-
tutionally protected private property rights of landowners.
Douglas said she wants to ensure that government
does not arbitrarily violate an individual's opportunity
to possess, develop and transfer real estate property.
Part of the problem has been government's insistence
on buying private property to preserve it as endangered
land. What that entails is government spending tax dollars
for land, taking that land off the tax rolls and then spend-
ing tax money to service the land, she said.
Douglas gave as an example Florida's purchase of
18,000 acres of timberland near Perry in the Panhandle.
"I think we need to protect endangered lands, but
it's running amok buying these lands," Douglas said.
"Nobody wants to trash the state or the universe. We
want to have a nice environment. But we have to tem-
per this with common sense."
Douglasalso plans on instituting more marketing
sessions to help RLI members market their properties
outside their local area and to provide them with the op-

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Most of her transactions are around $1 million,
she said.
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500 acres."
Douglas helped draft the Polk County Comprehen-
sive Land Use Plan. She was selected 1990 Realtor of
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serves as a member of the National Association of
REALTORS board of directors.
Currently only 15 percent of RLI's members are
female. Women in land real estate are mavericks.
"Large tracts of land historically have been sold by
men. Women don't relate to it," she said. "Women are
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Scholarships for women
available through AAUW
The Manatee County Branch of the American
Association of University Women annually
awards scholarships to women who are seeking a
baccalaureate degree.
The scholarships to be awarded in 1997 are:
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ship for pursuit of either an A.A. or A.S. degree
at Manatee Community College. Value: $500.
June Inman Memorial Scholarship for pur-
suit of a B.A. or B.S. degree at an accredited four-
year college or university. Value: $4,000 with
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Two Jean I. Gearhart Scholarships for pur-
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For eligibility and application requirements
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All applications must be returned to the guid-
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livered or mailed to the office of Patricia Petruff,
esquire, 1111 3rd Ave. W., Suite 300, Bradenton,
Fla. 34205. Mailed applications must be post-
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Heritage days commemorate Manatee next month


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Four Manatee Heritage Days have been set aside for
Anna Maria Island, Cortez Village and Egmont Key.
Special events throughout March will give special
attention to Manatee County's history and heritage,
ranging from salutes to conquistador Hemando DeSoto
to the modernism of the Bishop Planetarium.
The celebration dates back 18 years, from its
founding in 1980 by two local women on a budget of
$25 through the controversial DeSoto festivals that
followed.
Criticized by activists and picketed by American
Indians for paying implied homage to the Spaniard who
was the first of all those whites who debased the na-
tives, the festival de-emphasized DeSoto, expanded its
scope and renamed itself Manatee Heritage Days.
Now the broadly focused event ranges from the
farms of eastern Manatee County to the fish houses of
Cortez, from the upland prairie to the barrier islands.
Anna Maria Island Day will be Wednesday,
March 5, centered around the Historical Museum, 402
Pine Ave. in the City of Anna Maria, which will host
open house from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tours of the museum are planned, Early Settlers
bread will be for sale, holiday crafts sold in the gift
shop, Island crafts demonstrated and videos of early
residents shown. The old city jail next door is a popu-
lar setting for photographs.
Admission is free, but that doesn't prohibit dona-
tions to the sponsoring Anna Maria Island Historical
Society, Inc., P.O. Box 4315, Anna Maria, Fla. 34216.
Further information may be obtained by calling 778-
0492.
Cortez Fishing Village Days will be the first of
two events for the historic commercial fishing center.
It will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and begin at Fulford
Fish Co., 4531 123 St. W., one of the picturesque fish
houses along the Cortez waterfront.
A video will be shown on the life and work of a
Cortez fisherman. Walking tours will take place
throughout the event, with self-guiding tour maps
available for $1, and lunch will be available at the Star
Fish Co.
Sponsoring the festival are the Cortez Historical
Society and F.I.S.H., the Cbrtez-based Florida Institute
of Saltwater Heritage.
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Sunday, March 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. It, too, will be at
the Fulford Fish Co.
The picnic will combine a feast with a reunion of
Cortez natives, many of them descendants of the
founders of the bayshore settlement that grew to be
Cortez. It's a free event but picnickers should bring
something to sit on and something to eat, plus extra
food to share, says Mary Fulford Green of the co-spon-
soring Cortez Historical Society. Again sharing the
sponsor honors is F.I.S.H., and information for both
Cortez events is available at 756-3784.
Egmont Key Boat Cruise on Friday, March 28,
will begin at Cortez, leaving at 10 a.m. from the Cortez
Fleet dock, 4334 127th St. W.
This will be a four-hour trip to Egmont, located at
the mouth of Tampa Bay, with a tour of the island and
lighthouse guided by a Florida Park Service ranger.
The boat trip will take an hour each way, leaving two
hours for the historic walking tours and shelling.
Tickets at $10 each must be purchased in advance
at Cortez Fleet, with no phone reservations accepted.
Only 125 tickets will be sold. Lunch will be available
aboard the boat, says the Manatee Heritage Associa-
tion. General information, 741-4070; ticket information
and directions to the dock, 794-1223.
The complete schedule of events (events are free
unless otherwise noted):
Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., opening cer-
emonies at the South Florida Museum/Bishop Plan-
etarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Living history
programs from 10-2, George Kriessle in concert of
Spanish songs at 11:30, special exhibit of the Civil War
shipwreck of the Mapleleaf. Information 746-4131.
Sunday, March 2, 1-5 p.m., spring open house at
the Gamble Plantation, U.S. Highway 301 in Ellenton.
Continuous tours of Robert Gamble's antebellum Plan-
tation House and turn-of-the-century Patten home. In-
formation 723-4536.
Tuesday, March 4, 2 p.m., an hour-and-a-half
walking tour of Palmetto beginning at 10th Ave. W and
the Manatee River. 741-4070.
Wednesday, March 5, 10-5, Anna Maria Island
Day.
Friday, March 7, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., historic boat
cruise up the Manatee River. Boat leaves promptly at
the Miss Cortez Fleet dock, 4334 127th St. W., in
Cortez. Tickets at $10 each must be purchased there in
advance, no phone reservations. 794-1223.

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p.m. -7:30 p.m., 209 Ninth St. W, Bradenton, opening
the show "New Horizons in Water Media." 746-2862.
Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, 10 a.m. -5
p.m., Terra Ceia Island Day. Living prehistory village,
aboriginal arts and crafts at Madira Bickel Mound State
Archaeological Monument. Tours all day Saturday and
Sunday. Biking tour of island historical sites Saturday
only, beginning at 1 p.m. at the mound. 722-3404.
March 11, walking tour of downtown Bradenton
starting at 2 p.m. at the Manatee Central Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Park on the boulevard
along the riverfront and meet at the north entrance to
the library for 1 1/2-hour tour emphasizing architec-
tural styles and historic businesses. 741-4070.
Also March 11, at 4 p.m. at the Manatee Central
Library, Dr. Warren Clark will present "Florida's Ro-
mantic Past" in stories and cartoons. 748-5555.
March 13, 9 a.m. 5 p.m., DeSoto National Memo-
rial Day at the north end of 75th St. NW, living dem-
onstration of 16th century Spanish military camp.
Walking tour passes ruins of a tabby house dating from
the 1840s and visitors center features 22-minute film
on the expedition of Hernando DeSoto. 792-0458.
March 14, 11-2, Historic Cortez Fishing Village
Day.
March 15, 1-5, Cortez Natives Picnic.
Also on Saturday the 15th, from 9 a.m. -3 p.m.,
Palmetto Heritage Day at Heritage Park and area, 10th
Ave. and 6th St., Palmetto. Opening ceremony at 10
a.m. Heritage Post Office open for stamp cancellations
10 a.m. -3 p.m., Palmetto Library's annual book and
treasure sale, Woman's Club luncheon 11 a.m. -2 p.m.
for $7, open house at the 1880 schoolhouse and
Carnegie Library. Reunions of the Palmetto High
School classes of 1929, 1930, 1931 and 1957 a special
added feature. 722-3102.
March 16, 10 a.m. -3 p.m., at Crowley Museum
and Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Rd. Tours of one-
room homesteader cabin, blacksmithing and a mu-
seum. Admission reduced to $3. At the eastern end of
Fruitville Road, go right for 2.3 miles to entrance on
left. 322-1000.
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HERITAGE DAYS, FROM PAGE 17
starting at the Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First
Ave. W, Bradenton. Hour-and-half stroll will see what
once was a prosperous town settled by three sea cap-
tains. 741-4070.
March 19, noon ,Manatee County Historical Society
luncheon at the Holiday Inn Riverfront, 100 Riverfront
Blvd., Bradenton. Dan Cycotte, retired Air Force traffic
controller, will speak on the development of Sarasota-
Bradenton Airport through Army Air Corps in World War
II. Reservations for the $10 luncheon must be made by
noon March 17 by calling 747-5992, 748-3302 or 746-
0867.
Also March 19, at 1:30 p.m., special events at Braden
Castle Historic District, SR 64 and 27th St. E., Bradenton.
Men's barbershop chorus at 1:30 p.m., old-fashioned ice
cream social at 2:30, tours of park at 2:30, and self-guided
tours of the park all week. 747-5996 or 748-4896.
March 20, noon, Manatee County Civic Center,
Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Author luncheon with Carol
Higgins Clark, who wrote "Iced, Decked and Snagged."
Reservations at $15 each are required. 748-5555, ext. 243.
March 21, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., historic boat tour of Mana-
tee River, leaving from Miss Cortez Fleet dock at 10.
Tickets at $10 must be purchased in advance at Miss
Cortez, 4334 127th St. We, Cortez, no phone reservations,
limit 125 tickets. 794-1223.
March 22, 10 a.m. 4 p.m., open house at Manatee
Village Historical Park, 604 15th St. E., Bradenton. Mana-
tee Community Concert Band will perform at 2:30. Fea-
tured are the 1860 courthouse, 1887 church, 1912 farm
with cane mill, 1908 one-room school, Bat Fogarty Boat
Works and 1903 general store. 749-7165.
March 25, 2 p.m., walking tour of Old Manatee will
start at Manatee United Methodist Church, 315 15th St.
E., Bradenton. Hour-and-a-half walk around Manatee
County's first permanent settlement. 741-4070.
March 28, boat cruise to Egmont Key.
March 29, 10:30 a.m., parade in Parish launching
Parrish Heritage Day. Parade route is from Erie Road
along 121st. Ave. E. to 69th St. E., where a flag-raising
ceremony at 11 will open the festival. Country music,
entertainment, wholesale farmer's market and nursery,
crafts, hay rides, children's pony rides and food. Special
rides on the Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum all day.


Key loses renourishment decision


Longboat Key will get a share of beach
renourishment money from Sarasota County, but not
on the terms it wished.
The town commission asked the county to allocate
money proportionate to the amount contributed to the
fund by businesses located on Longboat.
Sarasota County Administrator John Wesley White
responded that his commission is looking to ways to di-
vide up the extra pot, and that "it is likely that the funds


Rain forest reading
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McGann was staying at the Selva Verde Lodge.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Lois McGann


will be allocated based on prioritized projects rather than
by a population-based or collection-based formula."
At issue was the county increase in the tax from 2
percent to 3 percent levied on tourist accommodations
of six months or less. Longboat Key, with its extensive
upscale resort facilities, contributes a large share of the
county's tourist development funds. The money is used
to promote tourism, and 70 percent of the new increase
is dedicated to beach renourishment.


Gospel quartet to perform
at Island Baptist Church
"The Kingdom Heirs" Gospel Quartet, one of
America's top Southern gospel groups, will be in con-
cert on Sunday night, Feb. 23, at the Island Baptist
Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.
The concert begins at 6 p.m. and there is no charge
for admission. A love offering will be taken for the
group.
The community is invited to attend.
Call 778-0719 for details.


Circulation in The Islander Bystander is 15,500 papers distributed weekly on
Anna Maria, Longboat Key, Cortez, Perico, Flamingo Cay and along Mana-
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By Paul Roat
Many Americans are classed as overweight, under-
exercised and somewhat lacking in athletic prowess
when compared to people in other countries.
Hey, we usually eat too much, and much of what
we eat isn't all that good for us.
We're more-often-than-not couch denizens in front
of a television, practicing our manual dexterity skills by
clicking a TV remote rather than beefing up our heart
rates through aerobics.
Some wags have even bragged that most of the
power lifting they do involves raising an adult bever-
age from the top of a bar to their lips repeatedly.
But it doesn't take an Arnold Schwarzenegger to "
serve as a personal trainer to get fit, and coaching by A ..
newly named Weight Watcher spokeswoman Sarah
Fergeson isn't needed to push away from the table and
lose a few pounds. -
In fact, on Anna Maria Island, there are a score of
low-impact, high-fun, mostly free things that even the
most fitness-challenged can do to increase the heart
rate, burn off calories and tone flabby body parts.
And the places in which the exercise may take
place are some of the most beautiful in the world. Why
not enjoy this Island paradise while getting in a little
better shape? Why not use the beach to crank out afew powerwalking miles? Everyone else does. Islander Photos: Paul Roat


First things first: a disclaimer
Although most of the activities described here are
not of the caliber of running a marathon or swimming
from Havana to Key West, if you have any questions
about your overall health please check with your doc-
tor before beginning any exercise campaign.
Fitness experts also say that the old adage of "no
pain, no gain" isn't really the best approach to better
health. A general soreness in muscles is usually thought
to be OK but shooting pains are not a good sign that
you're on the fitness trail.
Remember to go slow at first and gradually build
up to a more intensive workout.

Power walking on white sand
Sun, sand and surf are major Island. selling points
and at least part of the reason most of us came here in
the first place. But when was the last time you took a
long walk on the beach?
Most of the Gulf shores of Bradenton Beach and


If walking and listening to surf or bird sounds isn't
what you're looking for, then don'tforget a radio and
stroll along with your special tunes.


Holmes Beach reaped the benefits of hundreds of thou-
sands of cubic yards of sand a few years ago. The
rocky, treacherous shoreline was transformed into a
wide, sandy beach. Although storms have scoured
some sand away, much of the beach shore on the Island
is still very attractive to walkers.
Put on a good pair of shoes, stuff a plastic bag in a
pocket for any good shells you may find, and go for a
walk.
If you feel the need for some incentive, pick a
shoreside destination as a goal and enjoy a light meal.
A reward system isn't necessarily a bad thing, and a
plate of pancakes or a sandwich after walking three or
four miles tastes wonderful. You can even rationalize
that you've walked off enough calories to deserve it.
One woman has even enhanced her workout
through some native hand weights. She collects base-
ball-sized rocks and carries them to enhance her early
morning workout, then places them in a trash can when
she finishes getting a little upper-body workout in
while helping keep the beach clean.
Speaking of trash, don't be afraid to participate in
an anti-littering campaign in conjunction with your
beach walking. Trust us: at 8 a.m., no one you meet on
the beach will think you've just polished all those
empty beer cans you're carrying!
Start out slow and keep the mileage down for beach
walks. The sand you'll trudge through will give you a
better workout than slogging on pavement, so you can
claim that three miles on the beach is comparable to five
on a sidewalk. That's not a scientific assessment, by the
way, but you can tell anyone who asks that you read it in
The Islander Bystander as proof of its accuracy.

Doing the Leffis Key lunge
Step exercises are all the rage right now in aerobics
circles. While listening to music, you step up and down
on a foot-high riser to mimic climbing stairs.
Since Anna Maria Island is about as flat as it gets,
and since the highest point on the Island is a private
five-story condominium that doesn't take kindly to
hordes of fitness-crazed people pounding up and down
the stairs, here's another option for climbers.
The Coquina BayWalk at Leffis Key, on the bayside
of Bradenton Beach just east of Coquina Beach, has the
Island's own mini-mountain. Towering about 45 feet


above the water, the mound has a winding trail leading to
its top, which offers a panoramic view of Cortez, Anna
Maria Sound and the skyline of Sarasota.
A brisk stroll up and down the mound will defi-
nitely get your heart pumping and your legs throbbing.
To cool down, take a stroll along the boardwalks along
the shore and count the blue herons, snowy egrets, peli-
cans and horseshoe crabs.
Things don't get better than that.

Fishingfor your health and dinner
Most people on the Island have or have access to
a fishing pole. Some use it regularly, but most only dip
a line in the water once or twice a year. Why not add
fishing to a regular exercise regime?
The Island has three public fishing piers, three bridges
and miles of bay and Gulf shoreline upon which to cast.
As long as you have a valid Florida driver's license, you
don't need a fishing license to fish from anything attached
to shore, making wade, bridge or pier angling a pretty
cheap way to go. Be sure to remember that some gamefish
require special stamps, though, and seasons vary for dif-
ferent species so make sure you know what you're catch-
ing and what you can keep.
Think of the upper body development you'll get
casting out into water. Think about the exercise you'll
get wading along in thigh-deep water. Think of the
neck and shoulder strength you'll build up by pumping
that rod once you've hooked into a big one. And think
of the flaky fish flesh drizzled with lemon you'll get to
munch on for dinner.
Fishing from the three public piers on the Island
will incur a nominal fee of generally less than $2. If you
don't have a rod and reel, you can rent one at the piers.

... and this is just the start
Don't forget that the beaches abut the water, and
swimming is one of the best ways to get and stay in
shape. Although most of us aren't willing to go in the
Gulf just yet, what with temperatures barely reaching
the upper 60s, the summer is just ahead and strokin' is
soon to come.
And of course there is tennis, and golf, and bicy-
cling, and in-line skating, and ...
Have fun out there.





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Island Lit eslfles:


In the swim: swimwear's


Pullting


odd twists


By William Oscar Johnson
Through the centuries, swimsuits have gone from
the ridiculous to the sublime, with a few strange stops
in between.
In the beginning there was water, and over the next
couple of billion years, God proceeded to create fish,
fowl, man, woman, the beach, the flannel bathing
gown, the one-piece woolen swimsuit, the two-piece
Latex suit, the shoestring bikini, the see-through mesh
suit and Cheryl Tiegs.
There you have it, a skin-deep history of the evo-
lution of mankind and marine life on earth. For you
readers with a penchant for little-known facts, read on
to learn how the swimsuit evolved from something that
had all the grace and charm of a collapsed pup tent into
the world's most provocative form of female apparel.

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ers sought the health-giving qualities of water rather
than vigorous exercise.
Sometimes one immersed oneself in the cold sea
and sometimes in the warm, curative springs of spas.
But whatever the temperature of the water, rarely was
much skin displayed. Following a visit to Bath, the
British spa, in 1687, a traveler wrote: "The ladyes go
into the bath with garments made of a fine yellow can-
vas, with great sleeves like a parson's gown, the water
fills it up so that its borne off that your shape is not seen
... the Gentlemen have drawers and wastcoates of the
same sort of canvas."
A century or so later the bathing machine, a sort of
cabana on wheels, was invented. It allowed the
psychotically modest to spend a day at the beach in
complete privacy. The bathing machine was later im-
proved with the addition of a "modesty hood," an aw-
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would haul a bathing machine far enough into the
ocean so that no one could see the woman inside as she
changed from her thick layers of land clothing into her
almost-as-thick layers of water clothing.

Ode to a skinny-dip
Going naked into the water was not unheard of
among respectable women of the 17th century.
An anonymous poem called "The Swimming
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With glittering glance,
her jealous eyes
Did slyly look about
To see if any lurking spies
Were hid to find her out:
And being well resolved that none
Could view her nakedness,
She puts her robes off, one by one,
And doth herself undress.

Spectator swimming
Any woman worth her wiles knew that if properly
used, even a 19th-century head-to-toe swimming dress
could be more provocative than nudity.
In 1856, The Observer of London described a day
of bathing at the English coastal resort of Ramsgate:
"The water is black with bathers ... the females do not
venture beyond the serf [sic], and lay themselves on
their backs, waiting for the coming waves, with their
bathing dresses in a most degagee [sic] style. The
waves come, and in the majority of instances, not only
cover the fair bathers, but literally carry their dresses
up to their neck, so that, as far as decency is concerned,
they might as well be without any dresses at all ... and
all this takes place in the presence of thousands of spec-
tators ... the gentlemen come to look at the ladies bath-
ing...."

Million dollar mermaid
No person in this century did more to make the
female anatomy a visible-as well as a respectable-ele-
ment of swimsuit fashion than Annette Kellerman, the
swimmer who starred for years in vaudeville as The
Diving Venus and whom a goggle-eyed Harvard pro-
fessor once pronounced "the most beautifully formed
woman of modern times."
Kellerman was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1888.
When she was a child her legs were weak and bowed,


The front and back of swimwear from several different styles.


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strength, Annette began to swim at an early age. Soon
she could walk, run and even dance some ballet.
By the time she was 10, she had grown into a pow-
erful young girl who won swimming races against
many of Australia's best competitors.
When she was 14, her family moved to England,
where her father, Frederick, a man down on his luck,
decided that Annette's talent as a swimmer might be
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swim the Thames River from Putney to Blackwall, a
distance of 26 miles. Such a feat was unheard of for
anyone, let alone a teenage girl. He also said that she
would train for a very short time and that while in train-
ing her diet would consist mostly of bread and milk.
Annette completed the swim, became an interna-
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fortune from sponsors) by performing other long-dis-
tance swimming feats. Twice she failed to become the
first woman to swim the English channel, both times
after the tide turned against her.
Though Kellerman was not a great beauty, she was
not at all shy and was enticed into vaudeville and ap-
peared at the London Hippodrome.
Kellerman was such a hit that she went to the U.S.
in the spring of 1907. She began her tour with an un-
forgettable performance in the outdoor swimming pool
at White City amusement park in Chicago during a
snowstorm. She entertained the crowd by executing a
sensational high dive into a glass-enclosed tank, per-
forming various water ballets and spending long peri-
ods of time underwater while eating and reading a
newspaper. She went on to do 55 shows a week in
Chicago for the next three months.
That summer she was booked into the amusement
park at Boston's Revere Beach. One morning she made
a brief publicity appearance on the beach and at-
tained immortality. She was wearing her usual vaude-
ville costume, a boy's black woolen racing suit that
clung tightly to her torso and left her legs, arms and
neck bare. Some staid women were on the beach that
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Kellerman went to jail and then to court, where she
learned that the legal objections to her beachwear were
based not on the form-fitting qualities of the suit but on the
amount of skin it revealed. So she sewed a pair of black
stockings onto the bottom of the suit, attached sleeves and
a neckpiece to the top and returned to Revere as cur-
vaceous and sexy as ever, but with nearly every centime-
ter of her skin covered to meet the demands of the law.
Thus was born the one-piece swimsuit, which al-
lowed women to look like women and made Kellerman
the world's first aquatic glamour girl.
She went on to star in several silent movies, includ-
ing "Neptune's Daughter;" "Queen of the Sea" and "A
Daughter of the Gods." In the last one, Kellerman
played a goddess so full of charm that when she fell
into a pool of gnashing alligators, they were instantly
transformed into swans. She also played the New York
Hippodrome in the early 1920s for the gigantic sum of
$5,000 a week and appeared on stage with some of the
greatest stars of the day Charlie Chaplin, Al Jolson,
Jimmy Durante, Enrico Caruso, Anna Pavlova and
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In 1913, a local rower asked the Portland, Ore.,
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to wear while working out on wintry waters in the
Northwest. The company's two owners, John
Zehntbauer and Carl Jantzen, came up with a knitted
garment that was ribbed like a sweater cuff. The rower
was delighted, and Zehntbauer and Jantzen decided to
manufacture swimsuits of the same material.
The suit they designed sold very well for years,
despite the fact that it weighed two pounds when dry
and eight pounds when wet.
In the early 1920s, not long after Portland Knitting
had renamed itself Jantzen Inc., the company created
what turned out to be one of the greatest retail-market-
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Jantzen girl was so popular that the company gave out
no fewer than 10 million stickers in the 1920s.
At one point, a number of states, including the re-
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grant a driver's license to anyone who carried such a
risqu6 drawing on his windshield. But most of the
states had a hard time making the Jantzen rule stick.

What's in a name?
Like owners of young thoroughbreds, designers of
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sue, Forecast, Fabulous Fit, Honey Child (designed to
maximize small bosoms), Shipshape (designed to mini-
mize large bosoms), Diamond Lil (trimmed with rhine-
stones and lace), Swimming In Mink (trimmed with fur
across the bodice) and Spearfisherman (heavy poplin
with a rope belt for carrying a knife to do battle with
beasts of the deep).
Perhaps the most provocative name ever coined for
a swimsuit was Moonlight Buoy, in 1946.
The suit was two pieces of particularly lightweight
material bottom and top together weighed only eight
ounces. What made the Moonlight Buoy distinctive was
a large cork buckle attached to the bottoms. If a woman
wanted to splash around au natural, she could tie the top
to the cork buckle, which would keep both parts of the suit
afloat. LIFE did a photo essay on the Moonlight Buoy and
came right out with the naked truth: "The name of the suit,
of course, suggests the nocturnal conditions under which
nude swimming is most agreeable."

To bikini or not to bikini?
Nothing has made such an impact on human mod-
esty as the bikini. It was designed in 1946 by Louis
Reard, a Frenchman who had trained as a civil engineer



Although shocking when
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before entering his mother's hosiery In 1974, R7
business in Paris.
The name bikini comes from the invented th
tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean that the Ban-Lon st
U.S. pounded to smithereens that same worn in the
year in a series of atomic tests. Reard
never revealed why he chose the name, SumO Tresi
leaving swimsuit scholars to ponder When asked
whether he had in mind the island's phize about
small size, the exotic and revealing garb .,
worn by the women who lived on Bikini said, "Pref
before it was bombed or the massive Should have
power of an atomic weapon which, like ing buttock
a woman in a bikini, can devastate ev-
erything in its path.
When it was unveiled, the bikini certainly devastated
everyone who saw it. No fashion model in Paris would
pose in it, so Reard had to hire a striptease dancer to in-
troduce it. Esther Williams refused to wear one. The bi-
kini was banned in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, and
Sears, Roebuck and Co. once airbrushed out the navel of
a model who wore one of the tiny suits in its catalog.
The bikini finally caught on in the 1950s on the
French Riviera, thanks in large part to Brigitte Bardot,


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By the time Reard died in 1984 at the age of 87, the
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sales in the U.S. far more than any other model.

Watery words of wisdom
... or a few miscellaneous thoughts that have been
written and uttered over the years concerning the evo-
lution of the women's swimsuit.
When Rudi Gernreich, who created the topless
bathing suit in 1964, was asked why he had designed
such a piece of apparel, he said, "It's an abstract idea
of what I believed was going to happen."
An anonymous 19th-century poem:
Bathing is a sport
Enjoyed by great and small
In suits of any sort
Though better none at all.
In 1949, LIFE published a story called "The Trouble
With the Bikini." One of the photographs was of a 15-
year-old girl with an unflattering mark on her tummy. The
caption read: "Abdominal scars are revealed. This has
caused many women, whose surgeons have left their
stomachs looking like old golf balls, to shun the suits."
After receiving a letter from the girl's irate father,
LIFE printed this embarrassed reply: "LIFE'S apologies.
The apparent scar was caused by creases on the negative."


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Sour grapes
If it sounds like a duck and walks like a duck, the
old adage is, it must be a duck.
Two months ago a member of the Island art com-
munity flew into the newspaper office to find out what
we might know about another art show coming to Anna
Maria Island.
We said the "other" art show promoter had in-
quired for advertising rates, apparently confirming this
person's worst fears.
Why not have another show, we said. We like all
art shows. We like craft shows too.
Time passed and we didn't hear any more com-
plaints or mention from Island artists about the new
show until Anna Maria Island Chamber of Com-
merce Executive Director Mary Ann Brockman called
on Wednesday. She wanted more information about the
other show advertised in the paper for two weeks
and set to happen on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16.
We suggested she call the phone number in the ads.
Her call was followed by one on Thursday morn-
ing by board member T. Dolly Young requesting the
newspaper's attendance at a "special meeting to discuss
problems concerning the art show."
Young hadn't read the ad, didn't know the name of
the show, the promoter or much else about the circum-
stances of the show but she was calling a meeting.
She said she was upset about the what she said was
implied in the ad that this was a community affair.
At the meeting it was determined the Chamber and
two arts groups who are members of the Chamber were
upset about a more than just a few things.


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They didn't like the chosen
name for the show, "Anna Maria's
Arts & Crafts Festival." GULF
It was pointed out by Autumn A
deFrank, an experienced show artist C
and Anna Maria gallery owner, that a
the organizer is very professional, Y
with shows in Venice and Sarasota
in March.
They didn't like the name of the
promoter's business, Community
Affairs.
It's a trademark name chosen by
owner Rhonda Hammond to reflect
the nature of her business, organiz-
ing, promoting and putting on com-
munity art and craft shows from her
home base on Boca Grande. Chamber of Comr
They didn't like the use of city
property by a profit-making business in competition
with Island businesses and artists.
There is no criterion in the permit process or
Holmes Beach ordinances limiting use of city property
to not-for-profit entities.
They said that their art organizations give to the
community from their show profits and they didn't
expect this show to "benefit the community."
But Hammond offered in all her advertisements to
give free booth space to local non-profit organizations
and no one took her up on it. Who is to say the Cham-
ber, the Artists Guild or the Art League set quantitative
measures on any organization's donation?
I for one hope that my donations to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, the Historical Society, the
Elementary School and Little League are not measured
or rejected for their quantitative value.
As far as the offer for free space went, the three
groups said they were not interested in participating in
the show for free. The Artists Guild took a vote before
declining the offer.
Apparently, they didn't want the additional oppor-

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tunity to reach out to the audi-
IOAT ence at this new show about their
I A, programs, classes, events, ser-
SL vices or "community affairs."
Last but not least, I endured
the Chamber president's accusa-
,I tions that this new promoter
would "rape the Island" and "the
Island is not going to benefit
from this type of commerce."
-i I beg to differ again. Dur-
ing the December 1996 arts and
Crafts fair at the Holmes Beach
field, people at the garden center
across the street remarked they
Ssaw more traffic through their
business than ever before. Every
erce art critics art show that brings people to the
Island from Bradenton,
Longboat Key, Sarasota and as far away as Tampa
translates into customers for other Island business -
especially restaurants and gift shops.
I asked if any Island artists were participating in the
show. Everyone at the meeting said they didn't know
one way or the other but in fact two Islanders exhibited
at Hammond's show and did quite well.
One of those exhibitors is vocal about her own dis-
pleasure with the Art League and because she was not
admitted to the March show by the jury selection com-
mittee (all members of the League), she applied to
Hammond's show.
Now doesn't it all add up to a bunch of sour
grapes?
Unfortunately, the Chamber has spearheaded yet
another embarrassment for its members.
Next thing you know, they'll be picking on the
Privateers. For now, Chamber board member Young
has proposed a resolution to give notice to the City of
Holmes Beach of her concerns on behalf of non-profit
organizations.

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8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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SOJ & Coffee. Adults $2.50. Children
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Mardi Gras Festival
in Sarasota this weekend
The SunCoast Mardi Gras Festivities will begin at
5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, at Ed Smith Stadium in
Sarasota as the first event in a three-day celebration.
Saturday is Kids' Day at the Festival which opens
at 10 a.m. and goes until 10 p.m. At 1 p.m. on Satur-
day, Feb. 22, the Sarasota Grande Mardi Gras parade
will proceed from 12th Street between US301 and
Tuttle Ave. to conclude at the stadium. Senior Citizens'
Day will be Sunday, Feb. 23.
The Mardi Gras Music Festival with 28 great bands
from New Orleans will be featured Saturday and Sun-
day evenings and the King Neptune Arts & Crafts Fair
will start at 5 p.m. on Friday at the stadium and open
at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.
The three-day celebration has something for the
entire family.
For details, call 953-2424.


University Women set
leadership luncheon
The 10th annual American Association of Univer-
sity Women leadership luncheon is scheduled at the
Palm Aire Country Club March 8 at 11:30 a.m., with
winners of two top awards being chosen.
The Sarasota law couple of Circuit Judge Becky
Titus and Public Defender Elliott Metcalfe will speak
at the luncheon.
The event will be hosted by both local branches of
the AAUW, the Manatee County and Bradenton units.
Sixteen women have been nominated for awards in
entrepreneurship, community service paid and volun-
teer, government management, public service, health
care, volunteer education and professionalism. Life-
time Achievement and the Marge Kinnan Education
awards will be announced.
Reservations may be made before March 1 for $20
per person with Amy Hook, 2502 Turtledove Lane,
Bradenton 34209.



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Are you one of those people who just can't seem
to take a decent picture no matter how simple the cam-
era? Are your pictures always fuzzy and out-of-focus?
Have you been known to cut off head or other vital
body parts of relatives and friends?
Join award-wining photo/journalist Andrew Little
for a four-week course for beginners and those seeking
to brush up on the basics. The course will include in-
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A camera of any type is the only requirement.
Classes begin Monday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 a.m. at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia
Ave., Anna Maria City, and will run for four weeks.
Cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members.
Call Andrew Little at 778-2081 or the center at
778-1908.

HOPE telethon Saturday
The eighth annual HOPE Family Services "Friends
of the Family" telethon will be held Saturday, Feb. 22,
broadcast live over Time-Warner Channel 21 from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m.


Costumed
characters
Costume-clad characters
S will descend on Sarasota
this weekendfor a Mardi
Gras Festival. The event
begins Friday and will
feature bands, a crafts
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HOPE is a not-for-profit organization that provides
free, confidential advocacy, counseling and shelter ser-
vices to victims of family violence and abuse in addi-
tion to a 24-hour crisis hotline. The telethon is a ma-
jor fundraiser for HOPE.
For information, call 747-8499. To pledge support
during the telethon, call 749-0610, or mail contribu-
tions to: HOPE Family Services, P.O. Box 1624,
Bradenton, Fla., 34208.

Award nominations sought
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commence is ac-
cepting nominations from the business community for
the 1997 Small Business Person of the Year Award and
the Rookie Small Business Person of the Year Award.
To qualify for either of these Small Business
Awards, a company must be a member of the Longboat
Key Chamber. The award is based on innovation of
product or service, company growth, response to adver-
sity and community involvement. The only other cri-
terion for the Rookie Small Business Person of the
Year is that the company be less than three years old.
Nomination forms are available at the Longboat
Key Chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Dead-
line for nominations is April 15.


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Grab your ice skates and go!
An ice skating rink at Anna Maria Elementary was alive with winter fun thanks to an ingenious idea of third-
grade teacher Karen Paul To top off her students' study of winter environments, Paul created a skating rink
in the school's auditorium using billowed sheets to create the shape of the rink, glitter to glisten like ice, and
typing paper or bond paper for skates! Dressed in mittens, hats and scarves, the students and adults (we just
couldn't stop ourselves) enjoyed a day on the "ice." Islander Photos: Joy Courtney


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Anna Maria

Elementary

SSchool Menu
"* Monday, 2/24/96
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
SLunch: Grilled Cheese Sandwich or Hot Dog
on Bun, Salad, Potato Wedges, Fruit
Tuesday, 2/25/96
Breakfast: French Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Beef-a-Roni or McRib Sandwich,
S Salad, Green Peas, Peaches, Brownie
Wednesday, 2/26/96
Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
SLunch: Tacos or Burrito, Lettuce & Tomato,
Orange Juice, Cookie
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Breakfast: Pretzel w/Cheese, Juice
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: Green Beans or Mini Chef Salad, Roll,
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Feb. 7, information, Gulf Boulevard beach. The
complainant reported his wife was hit by an Australian
pine tree limb that broke and fell.
Feb. 10, information, 300 block of Tarpon. The
complainant sought information about obtaining a re-
straining order.
Feb. 10, information, 100 Bay Boulevard, Anna
Maria City Pier. The complainant reported the subject
pushed her off the pier. She was not injured and did not
want to file a complaint.

Bradenton Beach
Feb. 7, burglary to an occupied dwelling, 1000
Gulf Drive N., Beach House Resort. The victims re-
ported a person unknown entered the room while they
were sleeping and removed a leather jacket valued at
$150, $70 in cash and a watch valued at $100.
Feb. 7, burglary to an automobile, Cortez Beach.
The victim reported a person unknown entered the ve-
hicle by breaking the lock and removed $100 in cash,
identification and credit cards.
Feb. 9, grand theft auto, 100 block of Seventh
Street South. The victim reported an ex-tenant bor-
rowed his vehicle to go to the store and did not return.
Feb. 9, theft, 116 Bridge Street, Sports Lounge.
The victim reported a person unknown removed her


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purse valued at $150 and containing credit cards, iden-
tification and keys.
Feb. 10, criminal mischief, 501 Gulf Drive N.,
Bridgeport condominiums. The victim reported a per-
son unknown attempted to pry open his vehicle's door.
Damages were $200 to $300.
Feb. 12, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the vehicle by punching out the door lock and removed
a purse containing $150 in cash, credit cards and per-
sonal papers.
Feb. 12, information, 1300 block of Gulf Drive
North. The witness reported employees of a tree service
were attempting to remove a tree when the rope broke
and a gust of wind blew the tree onto power lines and
a parked vehicle.

Holmes Beach
Feb. 4, domestic battery, 200 block of 81st Street.
The complainant reported a domestic dispute and the
officer found the victim in the front yard crying. She
said she arrived home and the suspect was painting a
picture and became angry because she interrupted him.
She said he pushed her around, threw the painting
and a large metal easel at her, threw wet paint on the
furniture, threw a dish at her and threw a large glass
candle holder into the street.
The officer approached the suspect who was stand-
ing inside the door. He locked the door and said he did
not want the officer to enter. The officer forced the door
open and placed the suspect in custody. The suspect
denied hitting the victim.
Feb. 7, theft of an automobile tag, 2800 block of
Gulf Drive.

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Feb. 7, suspicious, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo. The
complainant reported the suspect entered the store and
threatened him because of a previous complaint that
resulted in the suspect's arrest.
Feb. 7, traffic, 3600 block of Gulf Drive. The
subject was stopped for traveling 54 mph in a 35 mph
zone. A check revealed the subject's driver's license
was suspended. The officer issued him a summons for
DWLS, and citations for speeding and carrying an open
container.
Feb. 8, assistance, 300 block of 59th Street. The
officer on patrol heard a subject calling for help and
stopped his vehicle. The subject said she locked herself
in her residence. A locksmith was called but was un-
able to gain entry. The officer gained entry by remov-
ing the front windows.
Feb. 8, noise, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock
Inn. The complainant reported loud music coming from
the rear of the bar. The officer advised the bartender to
close the rear door.
Feb. 8, noise, 3700 block of Gulf Drive. The com-
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requested that the resident turn down the music. When
the officer was called back later, he shut down the
party.
Feb. 9, theft of a bicycle valued at $75, 2800
block of Avenue B.
Feb. 9, burglary to an automobile, 3700 block of
Gulf Drive. The victim reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle and removed a portable phone val-
ued at $300 and a bag of clothing valued at $100.
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Inn. The complainant reported loud music coming from
the bar. The officer said he found the front door open
and the jukebox playing exceptionally loud. He advised
the bartender to turn it down.
Feb. 10, theft, 300 block of 58th Street. The victim
reported he left his vehicle with the suspect while he was
out of town. When he returned, he found both missing.
Later the vehicle was located by the Bradenton Police
Department and returned to the victim.
Feb. 10, aggravated domestic battery, 500 block
of 72nd Street. The complainant called 911 and re-
ported the suspect struck the victim and he was bleed-
ing. The officer observed the victim standing in the liv-
ing room bleeding from a head wound. The victim said
the suspect hit him in the head with a surge protector
and the complainant concurred.
The officer went to the bedroom and observed the
suspect trying to clean up blood. The suspect said he
hit the victim because the victim attacked him with an
office chair. The officer noted that the chair was not
damaged and he saw no physical injury to the suspect.
He placed the suspect in custody.
Feb. 11, suspicious, 5901 Marina Drive, police
department. The officer responded to inspect an equip-
ment repair and found the driver's license was sus-
pended. He seized the tag and the license.
Feb. 12, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-
ported a person unknown entered the locked vehicle
and removed a purse valued at $80 and containing $150
in cash, credit cards and airline tickets. Later, another
officer recovered the purse from a trash can on 38th
Street.
Feb. 12, automobile theft, 3007 Gulf Drive, An-
chor Inn. The victim reported she was sitting with
friends in the bar and the suspect was sitting beside her.
She said she turned toward her friends and forgot her
car keys were lying on the bar. After drinking one beer
she went outside and found her vehicle missing. A
witness said he saw the suspect leave with the keys.
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- IM PAGE 30 0 FEBRUARY 19, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Orimulsion


- it's b-a-a-c-k


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
There's good news for local waters. Gov. Lawton
Chiles and the Florida Cabinet voted last week that
4,300 acres of pristine mangroves and wetlands along
Terra Ceia Bay should be purchased by the state for
preservation. The vote was unanimous.
But it won't happen right away. The project is
ranked 13th on the 1997 Conservation and Recreational
Land Acquisition List. That means we'll just have to
wait and see how much money the Legislature appro-
priates this spring for preservation purchases, which
Swill determine how far down the list actual purchases
will be made.
It's important to point out that once placed on the
list, especially once into the top 20, plans to make the
buy won't go away. If not funded for a buy this year,
look for it to move to next year's budget, and so on.
So now is a good time to let our local legislators
know you want that land preserved, and they're the
ones who can achieve that. Meanwhile, for all of you
who wrote letters, made phone calls and otherwise
helped get this project moving, thanks from all the rest
of us.

Orimulsion again?
Yep, our old friends at Florida Power and Light are
trying yet again to have the burning of Orimulsion ap-
proved at their Manatee County plant on the Little
Manatee River. We all hoped that threat to local waters
Sent away when Gov. Chiles and the Cabinet voted a
"final order" against permitting the burning of
Orimulsion last April.
But no such luck. What's happening now is that
FP&L has gone to court in an attempt to overturn that



Fishing for
festgoers
Some feathered fishers
are sure to be on hand at
this weekend's Cortez
Fishing Festival, on the
docks in the historic
village. Islander Photo:
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"final order" and the case is scheduled to be heard this
week. We'll let you know how it turns out.
Kind of reminds you of the high bridge plan,
doesn't it? No matter how many times it's turned down,
the lawyers find another way to bring the issue back
from the dead once again.

Little Manatee protection
Speaking of the Little Manatee River, our friends
at ManaSota-88 are trying to "stick a stick in the
spokes" of government approval for more phosphate
mining in the headwaters. The Little Manatee was des-
ignated an Outstanding Florida Water back in 1982 but
despite that, water quality has declined over the years
due largely to phosphate mining along the river.
Now the phosphate companies are applying for
more permits to mine even more. ManaSota-88 thinks
that's a step in the wrong direction, and it's right. In-
stead, we should be working to improve that water and
bring it back up to Outstanding Florida Water stan-
dards. We certainly should not issue permits to further
lessen the quality.
Thanks again to those dedicated folks at
ManaSota-88 for being the watchdogs all of us should
be. If you'd like to help support the group, just call the
information office in Palmetto at 722-7413.

Fire ant follow-up
From those wonderful folks who brought us the
fire ant, the South Americans, there's now a claimed
cure for the little beasts. Oh boy, here we go again.
A federal researcher claims to have a South Ameri-
can fly that eats the heads of fire ants and he wants to
begin releasing this little critter in Florida. Needless to
say, he's rightfully going to have to jump through some


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Here's how the fire-ant-eating critter supposedly
works: The tiny Phorid fly lays its eggs on the body of
the fire ant and when they hatch, a maggot crawls up
onto the ant's head and burrows in, causing the head to
fall off in about 12 hours.
A short time later, an adult fly emerges from the
ant head, mates and goes on to find another fire ant.
Sounds simple almost too easy.
Sanford D. Porter, a researcher at the Gainesville
branch of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, says the flies
really work and won't attack anything other than fire
ants. We can only hope this is very true. Testing is
getting underway.
Just for your information, scientists estimate that
70 percent of all ants in Florida are fire ants. In Texas,
where they're an even bigger problem, officials say 11
people have died from fire ant attacks over the past 15
years and the critter costs the state an estimated $300
million a year in damages.
Obviously Texas is taking a look at the Phorid fly too.

Every 12 weeks
Some of my skepticism about the new "wonder
fly" treatment for fire ants comes from the fact that 200
scientists recently called upon the White House to set
up a commission on exotic plants and critters being
introduced into the United States.
So many exotics are turning up on American coast-
lines that in some places it's getting hard to find native
species anymore.
The zebra mussel is a good example of the prob-
lem. Or another example is out on the western range
lands, where foreign weeds are said to be crowding out
native grasses at the rate of several thousand acres a
day.
Most of these exotics are brought into the country
accidentally, as hitchhikers on legitimate cargo ship-
ments. But once an exotic is here, it either dies quickly
or, as sometimes happens, it takes off like wildfire.
San Francisco Bay is thought to be the most in-
vaded ecosystem in the world, according to the Asso-
ciated Press. Thus far, 234 non-native species can be
found in the bay, and scientists say there's a new spe-
cies introduced once every 12 weeks.
So much for our "sizable" problem with exotics
such as carrotwood, pepper and punk trees and Aus-
tralian pines non-native species all.

Festival reminder
The 15th annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Fes-
tival is coming up this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22
and 23, and here's hoping we'll see you there.
There will be good music, good food, boat rides
and good times. Bring the kids (of all ages) and sample
a bit of real Old Florida in lovely Cortez.
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Look for snook in potholes; grouper still active


By Capt. Mike Heistand
When the weather cools the back bay waters,
snook look for white, sandy potholes to lie in to pick
up reflected heat.
That's where anglers should search if they want a
chance at snook whose bodies seem to shut down when
waters are cold.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he has been catching red-
fish around docks and snook on the warmer days. There
are plenty of sheepshead to keep people happy, too.
Capt. Mark Bradow reports catching gray trout,
bluefish and sheepshead last week.
Capt. Phil Shields on the Reef Reacher said grou-
per fishing remains excellent as long as the wind
doesn't blow. Mangrove snapper, triggerfish and am-
berjack are a little farther out.
Capt. Rick Gross said sheepshead, bluefish, trout
and a few keeper redfish were all caught on his boat last
week.
On my boat Magic, we averaged 20 sheepshead


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He said the course meets fully the require-
ments for state licensing under the law that re-
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per trip and also caught mangrove snapper up to 20
inches and triggerfish up to three pounds.
Capt. Jim "Zack" Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II
told Kim at Annie's Bait and Tackle in Cortez that he
caught trout, bluefish and flounder in the Gulf. Mike
and Lexine Harper of Kentucky caught redfish to 30
inches in the bay.
Capt. Glenn Corder on the Zulu Mama said
grouper fishing is still good if the wind lets you get
offshore to find them. He said on a half-day charter just
before last weekend's front, three anglers caught 11
keeper gag grouper, two of them 10 pounds.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he
caught grouper to 12 pounds in 100 feet of water.
Blackfin tuna, if you can find them, are biting, but thin-
ning out.
Capt. Mike Greig said he limited out on sheeps-
head catches and also caught redfish and black drum.
Island Discount Tackle Bill said if the weather
warms, watch for the white bait to show up soon.
Snook fishing is fair and sheepshead are at there prime
right now with fish being turned in daily for his larg-
est sheepshead contest. Stop by and see who's ahead.
The largest turned in so far weighed in at 7.9 pounds
and was caught by Ferdinand Maccioli. In second place
is Gerald Everett who has a 7.1 pounder. Bill is giving
away a $100 gift certificate to the winner of the month-
long, February contest.
Galati Marine Chris said black grouper are in
40 to 60 feet of water. Trolling Southwest Pass with a
plug gets them as well. Blackfin tuna are still hitting in
100 feet of water.
Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet Kelly said their
four-hour trip yielded 80 Key West grunt and their six-
hour venture brought in 75 sand perch, grunts and grou-
per while the nine-hour affair had 75 grouper, tuna,
lane snapper and amberjack.
Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle Lee said the
waders are doing well in Palma Sola catching trout,
redfish and snook. Boaters are finding trout and sheep-
shead on the Key Royale flats.
Anna Maria City Pier Ken said anglers are
catching a lot of mackerel, sheepshead, some snook
and redfish.
Rod & Reel Pier Dick said they had a good
week. A lot of big sheepshead were caught with one
coming in at five pounds. Drum are being caught in the
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Florida scientist invents lure with flavor burst


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Bill Carr knows what triggers a fish to bite: Action
is the key. And it doesn't matter whether it's bait or an
artificial lure moving in front of them.
Now the University of Florida zoologist has come
up with a new lure that promises more fish brought to
the boat.
Carr, who operates a research lab at Marineland
near St. Augustine, has opened a new door to fishing
with his invention of the Culprit Burst Worm and Cul-
prit Burst Lizard.
The bass lure and there are plans for a snook and
redfish jig has a flavor pouch containing a chemi-
cal stimulant that entices fish to hang on to the lure a
little longer thereby increasing the number of hookups.
"The Burst Worm and Burst Lizard are designed to
release a 'burst' of stimulant when a fish strikes," Carr
said. "This burst of stimulant greatly exceeds the back-
ground levels of stimuli already in the water and pro-
vides fish with plenty of information to mimic both the
taste and feel of food and trigger instinctive feeding
behavior."
Classic Fish Products Inc. of Clermont came up
with the idea.
Company founder and president Lou Gibbs gave
research money to Carr and the University of Florida
Research Foundation to perfect a stimulant superior to
others on the market.
Carr came up with the idea of having the stimulant
squirt out of a plastic worm or lizard.
Classic Fish Products is the world's largest pro-
ducer of name-brand plastic worms, marketing them
under the name Culprit and producing about 1 million
worms a week.
"Their people did the field test and were happy with
the result because the incidence of hooking fish increased
'dramatically," Carr said. "What this does is add another
dimension to bait. Action is what makes fish bite. By add-
ing the stimulant, you increase hookups."


The flavorful Burst Worm contains a "flavor pouch"
that stimulates fish to hang onto the lure a little bit
longer for better hook-ups.
Carr knows a little bit about what fish like to smell
or taste. For years it has been at the heart of his re-
search.
Carr said his studies concentrated on identifying
substances and scents in things like shrimp, crab and
herring.
Carr came up with a secret bass stimulant and in-
corporated it into synthetic "dough balls."
However, instead of sealing or encapsulating the
stimulant inside the worm as some worms now have,
Carr came up with the idea of squirting the stimulant
into the fish's mouth when the fish clamped down.
"The cavity in the worm has two holes and you can
take the gel that contains the stimulant and inject the
worm with the stimulant from a tube that looks like a
superglue tube," Carr said. "Once the bait is loaded and
the bass bites the stimulant comes out in a flavor burst
and that's where the lure got the name."
The special stimulant gel will "hold" inside the
worm for at least 30 casts before re-filling is required.
The gel is 100 percent artificial and biodegradable.
Gibbs, who started Classic Fishing Products in
1978, said he wanted Carr to come up with a totally
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"Some companies are using real fish parts in their
products which falls into a gray area when fishing in an
artificial-lure-only tournament," Gibbs said. "The con-
tents of the Burst gel are artificial, but the chemical
make-up matches the composition of the components
that Dr. Carr has found to trigger a feeding response in
fish."
Carr was raised in New Smyrna Beach and is a
third-generation Floridian who admits to growing up
with a rod and reel in one hand and a cast net in the
other.
But bass fishing isn't at the top of his list of hob-
bies. He prefers saltwater and hopes to come up with
a saltwater lure.
Classic Fish Products has a saltwater line called
Riptide and they're talking to Carr about creating a
scented lure for that line.
Culprit Burst Worm and Lizard may be difficult to
find because it only recently came on the market.
Mike Richards, head of advertising and public re-
lations with Classic Fish Products, said anglers can find
the Burst Worm in the new Bass Pro catalogue and in
some Wal-Marts. They should be readily available by
spring, he said.
Richards said Carr's two-year study of large mouth
bass may have yielded the hottest lure to come along
in years.
"We see an application in almost all kinds of fish-
ing," Richards said. "We think it's going to work in
freshwater, saltwater, walleye fishing up north. We
think they're going to do very well."
He said fishing guides the company uses to test
their products told him that the bass were more aggres-
sive and hit the bait with more force.
"The problem we had was that prior to the Burst
Worm the stimulant was stuck inside the plastic. We
fine tuned it so it would load easy and release prop-
erly," Richards said. "Bass are sensitive and their
senses are acute as to what they like and don't like. We
think the Burst Worm has advantages over all other
products including our so-called old scented lures."

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Canalfront home located in a secluded, North Anna Maria
tropical setting. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has been
very well maintained and recently renovated. North Anna
Maria beaches are just steps away. This property is a must
see and priced to sell at $229,000.00.
SAMUEL S. SMITH
748-6550 OR 748-6110


Doss.Smith

ll 521 Ninth Street West [3
Bradenton, Florida 34205 "EXTOR'


HISTORIC CLAY HOUSE ON SPRING AVENUE
The part built before the turn of the century is now a loft
and dressing room and bath. The formal dining room is
an enclosed breezeway from the kitchen to this loft. The
Florida room is wide open to the living room. Beyond are
two more bedrooms and one bath. This and more on 1.5
lots with sidewalk. $219,000. Be still my beating heart.


Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 FEBRUARY 19, 1997 0 PAGE 33 KI


Islanders advance to semi-finals of Division Cup


By Kevin P. Cassidy
Islander Correspondent
The Island Football Club trounced the Tampa Trojans
4-1 on a cold rainy day that had the British team members
harkening back to their playing days in England.
The IFC was led by man-of-the-match Tim Bugna
who scored two goals and assisted on another. Tim
Lease and Ken Bowers notched goals to complete scor-
ing for the Islanders.
The IFC came out determined to not repeat the
previous week's poor showing. They started the game
working hard and controlling the ball. They kept the
ball on the opposition's side of the field and any attacks
by the Trojans were thwarted by the defense and turned
into swift counter attacks.
There were some anxious moments for IFC's faith-
ful fans who braved the brutal weather conditions such
as when Trojan pressure on the IFC defense led to a
ISAL AL[AL A -LE


Direct Gulf Front
2BR/2BA, spacious
and lovely. Playful
dolphins and dazzling
sunsets just for you.
4Q- . $229,000.



Open & Modern
M18178. Cathedral
ceilings and peek of
bay from great room.
Pet door to fenced
yard. $214,900.


SEASONAL RENTALS
S1BR/1BA, apartment $1200 mo
Key Royale, 3BR $3300 mo
ANNUAL RENTALS
3BR/2BA, Brd. House $900 mo
2BR/1BA, duplex $675 mo
3BR/2BA, condo $800 mo
iJlie Gilstran 2BR/2BA, Perico Bay $850 mo


Property Manager


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


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NEW LISTING OF THE WEEK!
DIRECT GULFFRONT Charming Florida beach
house! Located on the north end of the island with
wide sandy beach, 2BR/2BA, spacious interior with
many upgrades, eat-in kitchen and open and airy
living room. Good rental history! $549,000,
PALMA SOLA MOBILE HOME in waterfront park.
2BR/2BA unit with carport and owned land. Low
maintenance fees and furnishings included. $59,900.
SEASIDE GARDENS elevated apartment with large
open deck off the back. Close to public boat ramp,
tennis court and library! Excellent rental property for
the investor. $79,900.
NEWLY BUILT attached residence in Holmes Beach
with 3BR/2BA each side, covered parking, tile floors
and plenty of storage space. Light and bright, great
yard with picket fence. $149,900 each side.
REMODELED KITCHEN with new cabinets and
breakfast bar is an added plus to this canalfront Island
home with sunny Florida room, 4BR/2BA and
fireplace. Large lot and garage. $217,500.


free kick.
The Trojan kicker hit a hard shot that appeared to
be a sure goal, but IFC goalie Lance Bieker made a
spectacular save, deflecting the ball over the crossbar.
This set up a Trojans corer kick, which they sent
directly into the mouth of the goal. Bieker flew out and got
a hand on the ball which then went to a Trojan positioned
at the top of the goal box. The Trojan hit a shot that IFC's
Brett McIntosh partially blocked and was subsequently
cleared to the relief of all in attendance.
The Islanders then faced their most anxious mo-
ment. During a defensive scramble, Ian Fairweather
went in for a 50-50 ball. He won the ball and started a
counter attack that saw Tim Bugna score for a 1-0 lead.
However, there was no celebration for the goal.
Fairweather sustained a serious leg injury and was trans-
ported to the hospital where he will have surgery for three
bone breaks this week. Everyone's thoughts go out to Ian


CHOICE CONDO UNITS!








ONE UNIT REMAINING only 100 ft. to Gulf! 2BR/2BA,
second floor, turnkey unit priced at a low price of
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LAST AVAILABLE UNIT FOR SALE. Attractive
townhouse with 2BR/2.5BA is priced to sell at $109,900
firm. Turnkey unit 400 ft. to Gulf and excellent rental.
Attractive Gulffront and
"Near Gulf" homes available.
Call Marie Franklin for details on these listings.



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


and his family with hope for a speedy recovery.
When play resumed, the left side of the field
again proved to be vulnerable to attack. Bowers beat
his man down the wing and hit a hard shot to the far
post that found its way into a puddle. The water
stopped the ball and Bugna plowed through to poke
it into the goal for a 2-0 lead.
The Islanders kept up the offensive pressure, deter-
mined to add to their 2-0 lead. They were controlling
the play with the Trojans scrambling to catch up.
Again the ball went wide on the left, where Smith
sent the ball in to Bugna. The goalie got a hand on
Bugna's kick but it squirted through the muck and mire
to Lease, who finished it off with authority to put the
score at 3-0 as the half ended.
The second half started off like the first half ended -
with the Islanders on the attack. Bieker sent the goal kick
out to Matt Bowers. He passed it to Smith, who spotted
PLEASE SEE SOCCER, NEXT PAGE

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& DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS
The Best Just Got Better!
Call anytime for a consultation.


"WALK WITH ME...
To select your island
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or selling...
I can make your island
dreams come true.
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SWAGNER REALTY
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
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Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
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Holmes Beach 4-Plex, a shells throw to the beach and sunsets.
Quiet area, walking distance to shops, grocery, banks and
burgers. EXCELLENT RENTAL INVESTMENT. $350,000.
Four units at under $90,000 per unit. Call Liz Andricks for a
"view of Paradise" 778-4800.
BAY VIEWS Next to Bayside Park with great bay views and only
steps to the beach. Modem, open floor plan. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.
Hardwood floors and carpeting. Large garage area and storage.
Close to shopping. Must see! $225,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING Building is situ-
ated in center of Holmes Beach. Uniquely designed to be
subdivided into as many as 5 independent offices. Five air
conditioning units and five meters. Shown by appointment.
$310,000. Stan Williams 778-4800.
BAY BELLA VISTA Unique 2BR/2BA turnkey-furnished
townhouse with bay views and boat dock. Includes micro-
wave, ice maker, fireplace, overhead fans and intercom.
Great location in area of single family homes and Catholic
Church. $159,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
SOUTH BRADENTON BARGAIN Neat-as-a-pin 3BR/
2BA corner home located across the street from expensive
bayfront properties. Fruit trees, new refrigerator, stove,
washer and dryer are just some of the features. Boat slip
available. $95,000. Ken Rickett 778-3026.
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SOCCER, FROM PAGE 33
Kevin Cassidy making a run up the right side and put the
ball at his feet. Cassidy carried the ball to Ken Bowers who
was racing up the middle with a defender desperately at-
tempting to keep up with the Island speedster. Cassidy
pushed the ball out in front and Bowers beat the defender
and the goalie to extend the lead to 4-0.
The Islanders continued to apply offensive and
defensive pressure. IFC had a goal disallowed and gave
up a penalty kick which the Trojans put in the back of
the net to complete the scoring and end the game with
a 4-1 victory for the Islanders.
The IFC is back in action at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2,
against the Four Crowns II team in Tampa. IFC invites
everyone to Tampa for the semi-final division-cup game.
For field directions or information, call Kevin
Cassidy at 778-1635.





$ #10 It trua KATE SCOU
S$49,900 ZONED C3
Holmes Beach
industrial condo.
Many Uses. Garage
down, 2 offices up,
two half baths. Good
lighting, central AC.
Yvonne Higgins.
CAN YOU IMAGINE a 2BR/2BA furnished condo in a com-
munity with pool, tennis, clubhouse & exercise room for just
$83,900? It's true! Call Karen Schroder.
JUST 1 BLOCK TO THE BEACH Elegant newer 3BR/
2.5BA home. State-of-the-art kitchen & baths. Quality
throughout! $449,000. Ask for Don Schroder.
LESS THAN $1,000 DOWN could buy 2BR West
Bradenton home with fenced yard and garage. Only
$75,000. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner.
BOATERS DELIGHT Ground level 2BR/2BA with dock in
central Homes Beach. Call today. $125,000. Sandy
Greiner/Barb Turner.
U Opposite the Holmes Beach Library
5600 MARINA DRIVE
\ HOLMES BEACH, FL 34217
941-778-7777


An Island doctor has initiated a new concept:
House calls. Long abandoned by most practitio-
ners, treatment at home is a special service by
Stephen A. Haering, M.D.
After graduating from the University of Louis-
ville medical school, Haering was a civilian medical
officer for the military at Fort Knox, Ky., when Desert
Storm took most military doctors overseas.
His wife brought him to this area, back to her
hometown of Cortez. From there he travels up and
down the barrier islands by any means at hand short


WESTBAY PLAZA & BANK


WONDERFUL BUISNESS OPPORTUNITY!
Multi-business offices and store-
fronts. Excellent rental history. High
visibility and high traffic. Corner of
East Bay Drive and Manatee in
Holmes Beach. Westbay Plaza
offered at $595,000. Bank property
offered at $695,000. Total package
offered at $1,290,000.
CALL MARY ANN SCHMIDT
778-2261 OR 1-800-732-6434
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.
605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach


Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035 O
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


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WEST OF GULF DRIVE
This charming home is only 5 houses away from
the Gulf in Anna Maria City. Recently remodeled
with unlimited rental potential! Just listed at the
unbelievable price of $215,000, with owner fi-
nancing available! Don't miss this one!!


After Hours Call
AGNES TOOKER
778-5287
KEN JACKSON
778-6986
PAT JACKSON
778-3301


SPACIOUS CANAL FRONT
This large 2 BR/2BA home 103 ft. deep water
canal. New dock, freshly painted, 2-car garage,
and open floor plan with split bedrooms. This
home is great for retirement, but has plenty of
room for expansion. Just listed at $224,500.


PRIVATE RETREAT BRING THE FAMILY
Stunning canalfront home with 212 feet on the Very iarge 3BR/3BA home in mint condition. Supe-
water. Cathedral ceilings, wrap-around deck and rior construction, over 2,000 sq. ft. of living area. 300
total privacy. 2BR/2BA, close to beaches in the yards to the Gulf in the center of Holmes Beach.
city of Anna Maria. Don't miss this one! $269,000. This home is immaculate!!! Offered at just $225,000.


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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!
2BR/2BA Island get-a-way on the north end of Anna
Maria. Walk to Bean Point and the Rod & Reel Pier.
Lush tropical landscaping surrounds this lovely
home. Easy to see! Offered at just $172,500.


ISLANDS BEST BUY
This lovely 2BR/2BA home is situated on one of
the nicest streets in Holmes Beach. Very well
maintained home on deep-water canal with pool.
Don't miss this one priced at just $192,900.


of horse and buggy "I traveled to one of my follow-
up visits by kayak," he said. His patients are in mo-
tels, offices, stores and even boats, as well as homes.
He limits his house calls to patients on Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key to control the dis-
tances he has to travel, he said. To his surprise, he
said, "Many people request my services because
they feel too sick to go to the doctor. Mostly I care
for merchants in their stores, busy workers, and of
course tourists."
Dr. Haering may be reached at 761-0999.


GREAT OPPORTUNITY!


Modern physician, old

tradition house calls


PINE AVE. ANNA MARIA 4800 sq. ft. of
residential/office/retail space, 150' frontage on
main thoroughfare of Anna Maria City. $335,000.
Call Carol or Clarke Williams 778-1718 eves.

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TOWNHOUSE SMALL COMPLEX Perfectly
immaculate California-style 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Amenities include pool, open garage, security
system, walk-in closet, new carpet, ceramic tile
and turnkey furnishing with a soft Florida look.
$126,000. Call Carol Williams 778-1718 eves.


KEY ROYALE 2BR/2BA home on wide canal.
Pool, fireplace, great view! $269,900. Call Marion
Ragni 778-1504 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK mMLS []I 5


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


FRAN 0 MA FR.ANMAXON


DESIRABLE NORTH END!!!
Picturesque view down peaceful canal. Easy walk to
Gulf beach. This 3BR/2BA family home is tucked away
in a very quiet neighborhood. Don't miss this great
value in Anna Maria City. Just listed at $219,500.
Call Agnes Tooker at 778-5287 or
Ken Jackson at 778-6986.

Fran Maxon
LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
-,::SALES AND RENTALS
S6l701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(813) 778-1450 or 778-2307






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IMMACULATE HOME on Lake La Vista with great
water view. Large private screened pool and lanai.
Low maintenance yard, fruit trees and outdoor wood
deck. Quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood. Boating wa-
ter. $215,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R20195
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT ESTATE. Breathtak-
ing views from all rooms. Elegant and spacious.
Gourmet kitchen, fireplace. Boat dock and davits on
sailboat water. Planned community with tennis
court. $895,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319
DISTINGUISHED KEY ROYALE RESIDENCE
amidst lush tropical setting. Wonderful island-style
living. 3BR/3B, pool, dock and davit. $350,000.
Traute Winsor, 727-7074. R18294
EASY STROLL TO THE GULF. Spacious 3-story
townhouse, 2 heated pools, tennis, docking privi-
leges. Situated on a lovely lagoon leading to the
bay. $139,900. Dave Barker, 792-8932. C13626
STEPS TO THE BEACH. Spacious 3BR/2B, open
and bright, turnkey furnished unit, washer/dryer.
Covered parking, 2 pools. Excellent rental history.
$124,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273 or
Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438. C19243
PRIME, CONVENIENT LOCATION. Duplex
plus lot. 2BR/2B and 2BR/1B. Gulf-side, short
walk to beach. Zoned C2. $385,000. Anne
Miller, 792-6475. D15844


Available properties by the week or by the
month from Anna Maria Island to Venice.
Call one of our rental and resort specialists.
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222.

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SINCE 1939 Mary Maciel
&
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Experienced Professional REALTORS
Where Service is a Priority
Phone (941) 778-2246 1-800-211-2323


Don't just "wish" you were here. Take us home. Subscibe now to The Islander Bystander.


MICHAEL ADVOCATE
REALTOR/GRI
Real Estate Lecturer: NYU
Biographed in Who's
Who in American Law
Je Parle Francais
(un petit peu)
After hours:
(941) 778-0608


STRIKING townhouse at Sunbow Bay Condo-
minium. 4BR/3BA, Spanish tile floors and Berber
carpeting create a sensational look, coupled with a
step-down, vaulted ceiling living room overlooking its
lush backyard and private boat dock, make this large
unit a wonderful purchase. Numerous closets and a
large storage/laundry room on ground level cannot
be beat. Seller will entertain offers between
$160,000 $190,000. Call and ask for Michael Ad-
vocate #20120.
BEAN POINT BEAUTY Newer 3BR/2BA near
pristine beaches of Bean Point. Great buy at
$210,000 $250,000. #15839.
PRICE + QUALITY = VALUE Large 2,000 sq. ft.,
ground-level, 3BR/2BA, plus efficiency apartment,
on double lot, 100 yards to Bay beach. $210,000 -
$250,000. #15935.
PRIME CANAL + POOL HOME Recently renovated
3BR/2BA, 2,300 sq. ft ground-level home, also
includes separate 1BR/1BA apartment, and 2-car
enclosed garage in wonderful quiet neighborhood.
Priced to sell $340,000. #19294.
DIRECT BAYFRONT 3BR/2BA with breathtaking
panoramic view of Tampa Bay. Seawalled.
$329,900. #13518.

Karin Stephan
REALTOR
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
S Ich Spreche
Deutsch
Office:
941-778-0766
Home:
941-388-1267
j; Fax: 941-778-3035


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All my listings can be seen
on the world wide web.
http://www.pruflorida.com


CITY OF ANNA MARIA 3-story Key-West style
home, 3BR/2BA, very secure quiet neighborhood,
300 steps to Anna Maria's finest, snow-white
sandy beaches, sunsets in paradise. Turnkey
furnished, excellent rental history. Great invest-
ment, custom built, many very nice features, 3
balconies. Priced right with $239,500 for a fast
sale. Owner very motivated and wants any offer
today! #KS19345.


ANNA MARIA
SMagnificent view of the Gulf
3BR/2BA with large 2-car
H garage. Elevated with 32 x 12
deck. Seller will entertain offers
between $300,000 $370,000.
#CH67898.
Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
Premier Circle
778-7246
Certified Residential Specialist
IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/1 BA ground-level unit
with tile, carpet and some furniture. Heated pool,
clubhouse, private fishing. Gulf to bay commu-
nity. $87,500 Call Carol Heinze today. #17564.
VILLAGE GREEN 2BR/2BA split-bedroom
design. Family room with vaulted ceiling and
fireplace. Breakfast bar and formal dining room.
Private yard and pool area. Caged pool with solar
heat, covered patio area. Great for entertaining.
$129,000. Call Carol Heinze today! #17431.
BAY BEACH 3BR/3BA bayfront elevated home.
Room for 3 cars and work area plus storage.
Wrap-around deck with serene setting and a
utility room in garage. Seller will entertain offers
between $190,000 $230,000. Call Roni Price
today. #18532.

ATTENTION BOATERS!
Charming Island home
with dock! Fireplace,
-a Spanish tile, screened
S' porch. Lots of possibili-
ties here. $139,000.
S #RP17832.
Roni M. Price
BROKER/SALESMAN
778-5585 Fax:778-6527


DIRECT GULFFRONT 4 units beautifully
furnished on a lot 100 x 100. Room for pool,
extra office, laundry facilities, storage and outdoor
shower. Long-term rental agreement with Ger-
man travel agency. Rent guaranteed. Walking
distance to shopping, restaurants. Excellent
income. *MVP Seller will entertain offers between
$630,000 $720,000. #KSI7201.
ANNA MARIA Brand new Key-West style home in
the City of Anna Maria. Gulfview from the bedroom.
Steps to the beach. 3BR/2BA with pool. Call for your
private tour today. #KS16988. $295,000.
TRIPLEX 3BR/3BA, 2BR/1BA, 1BR/1BA -
close to the beach. Excellent rental history.
$159,900. #KS13966.
BEST BUY in San Remo Shores. Owner in-
vested $100,000 in renovation. Must seel 3BR/
2BA, vaulted ceiling in living room, fireplace,
white carpet and white tile. Breathtaking
kitchen. $239,900. #KS67542.
DIRECT GULFFRONT *MVP Seller will entertain
offers between $650,000 $720,000. House with
2 apartments and 1 efficiency on 2 lots. Great
rental income. #KS14087.


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SPA-TECH 4-PERSON hot-tub spa, 6'6" x 7', fiber-
glass in wood case. Needs some mechanical repair.
$500 OBO. (941) 778-0250.
SOLID OAK dining table, 5' x 3' $80. Call 778-1099.
LOUNGE CHAIRS: Rocker-recliner, dark tan $50.
Wall-saver, beige stripe, good condition $40. 778-7848.
KAYAKS CANOES WATER SKIS Bikes new,
used, trades, consignments, waterfront rentals.
Florida Sports Outlet, 5501A Marina Drive, Captains
Marina. 778-5883.

EXERCYCLE TUNTUF I rated #1. Excellent condi-
tion, compact, $75. Stereo receiver, 170 watts, with
mini speakers. Excellent condition, beautiful sound,
$100. 778-6873.
APPLE STYLEWRITER II inkjet printer. Black and
white, 360 DPI. $100. 779-1344.
GAS WATER HEATER for sale. Rheem 62 gallons.
$80 and you move it please. Call 778-7978.
WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


SEAGRAPE FESTIVAL Sat., Feb. 22, 9 2. Baked
goods, shell crafts, plants, books, jewelry, clothing.
Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
ANNUAL SANDPIPER PARK street and fun sale.
Sat., Feb. 22, 9- 2. Lunch available. 2601 Gulf Dr.,
Bradenton Beach.


YARD SALE!
Saturday, February 22
9 am to 4 pm
Island Players Theatre
Corner of Gulf Drive &
Pine Avenue Anna Maria


CARPORT SALE Fri. & Sat., Feb. 21 & 22, 8 -4. 207
71st Street, Holmes Beach.
HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat., Feb. 22, 8 ? House-
hold, collectibles, clothes, jewelry, glassware, linens,
and the unusual. 243 Willow, Anna Maria.
YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Feb. 22 & 23, 8 3. Fur-
nish your apartment everything from sofa to silver-
ware. 2711 Avenue C, Holmes Beach.
MOVING SALE & CONTRACTOR going out of busi-
ness. Sat., Feb. 22, 8 1. Truck racks, inspector
boxes, lumber, tools, grills, exercise bikes, cockatiels
and cage, books, clothes, housewares, etc. 316 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria.
FLEA MARKET Sat., Feb. 22, 8 1. Appliances,
furniture, antique sewing machine, bikes, sporting
equipment, jewelry, baked goods, clothes, shells,
etc. Palma Sola Harbour Condos, 9400 Cortez Rd.
W. Call 792-3475 for information.
CLEAN OUT SALE Under the Sun Curiosities. Sat.,
Feb. 22, 8 am. Large assortment of merchandise
from other households added to our clean out. 10006
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.


LOST BLACK LEATHER motorcycle jacket between
10th Street S. and 10th Street N. Lost on Feb. 1.
Please call 778-2503.


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.


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


23' FISH NAUTIQUE 1989. 454 PCM motor, fresh
water cooled. Stainless steelT-top, VHF, trailer.
$17,500. 778-5880.
20' WELLCRAFT cuddy cabin, 4 cylinder
Merc-Cruiser I/O, double axle trailer. Boat set up
for diving and fishing. All accessories included.
$5,000. Call 779-2129.
1985 SKI NAUTIQUE like new. 17.5 feet, 351
Windsor. New upholstery $10,500. 371-8006.


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.
INTRAMURAL DIRECTOR: The Anna Maria Island
Community Center, a drug free workplace, seeks
people-oriented, sports minded, responsible and cre-
ative person to work with adolescents in sports pro-
grams. Perfect for person seeking or having degree
in Physical Education. Mon. Fri., 3 9 and some
Saturday. Call Scott at 778-1908.
RETAIL SALES AND landscape helper. Mature,
experienced. Plant knowledge a plus. Apply in
person after 4 pm, Mon. Sat. 5704 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial
Library. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or
778-6247.

FRIENDLY, OUTGOING WRITER/photographer
sought for Island newspaper The Islander
Bystander. Assignment variety to include people
features, arts, theater and community eventaNews-
paper experience or journalism/communications
major a necessity. Please submit resume by fax, mail
or email. Fax: 778-9392. Mail: 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach FL 34217. Email: islander@mead.net


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Excellent Island complex with two pools,
tennis, and short walk to beach. Unit has
open, spacious floor plan with 1,478 sq. ft.
of living area. Offered at S115,000. Call
David Moynihan at 778-7976 eves.


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


IMPERIAL HOUSE JUST LISTED
2BR/1BA totally upgraded unit. New carpet, 2BR/2BA condo, close to beach. Great
breakfast bar, walk-in shower. Low mainte- rental small complex. Children OK, no
nance fees. Priced at $92,500. Call Ed pets. Two screened lanais one overlooks
Oliveira at 778-1751 pool. Under-unit parking. $95,000. Call Bill
Bowman at 794-8482.


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OFFICE ASSISTANT part time evenings. Detailed
and motivated with strong computer/communication/
bookkeeping skills. Business degree a plus for vari-
ety of duties. Positive values, attitude. $6.50 to $7 hr.
depending on experience. Call Diana at 778-1908.
TEACHER AFTER-SCHOOL elementary age pro-
gram, 2 to 6 pm. Some Saturdays/evenings pos-
sible. Positive, mature, excellent communication
skills with children and adults. Education degree a
plus. $5.85 to $6.75 hr. depending on experience.
Call Liva at 778-1908.
LINE COOKS, sous chef, lunch/dinner/cocktail
servers. Part time help for gift shop. Buccaneer
Inn, Longboat Key, 383-5565.
EXPERIENCED SALES ASSOCIATE needed.
Generous fees and bonus benefits. Independent
office. Call for confidential interviews. 778-1802.
HOUSEKEEPER DUNCAN HOUSE Bed &
Breakfast. Part time, must be able to cook and
clean. Call 778-6858.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call Cathi O'Bannon at 778-4198 if you
can give a few hours of community service.


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.


"More than a
mullet wrapper"
100% cotton
Summer hats: $7.50.
Visit us at 5404 Marina
Drive, Island Shopping
Center, Holmes Beach.
941-778-7978


BUSINESS
CENTER

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RENTAL
SPACES
AVAILABLE

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


YOUR ULTIMATE CLEANING SOLUTION. Ultimate
service at reasonable prices. Residential, commercial.
Excellent references. Call for free estimate. 792-0862.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE HOUSECALLS minor re-
pairs and maintenance in your driveway. For esti-
mate or appointment call 778-0373.
ISLAND AUTO TRUCK repair. Mobile service. All re-
pairs, AC service, low rates. ASE certified, free esti-
mates, all work guaranteed. 778-6979 or 778-1560.

DOLPHIN PRE-SCHOOL Prepare your child for kin-
dergarten. Available places for ages 18 months
through 6 years. Waiting list for infants and toddlers.
Telephone 778-2967.

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,
house sitting? Call Personal Touch Lawn Mainte-
nance at 778-6172. Reliable adult, reasonable rates,
own equipment.

INCOME TAX SERVICE 30 years experience. Ohio
and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney Tax
Service, 761-8156.

AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE Excellent
benefits and service at affordable rates. Call Ryan
Bray for free quotes at (800) 536-4289.
S + B MAINTENANCE SERVICE A/C, heating, elec-
trical, plumbing, remodeling, painting, screening,
pressure washing. Free estimates, prompt service.
778-3038 or 778-1307.
CURIOUS ABOUT your future? Wonder why the
past happened? Computerized numerology and
astral charts from $40. Ordained Metaphysical
Minister. 779-2200.
MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING honest,
reliable Island resident. References. Let us clean
it up! $12 hr., minimum 2 hours. Please beep Linda
215-5956.

TREE SERVICE hazardous overhang removals,
topping, trimming, shaping, palm trimming. Insured,
free estimates. Call Phil at Brewer Tree Service, 778-
7790 or 745-2585.


AUTO DETAILING of your home or office at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage clean-
ing, leather & vinyl conditioned, tires & trim
dressed and more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon at 320-5662.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3066.


DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.


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


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper, Island
resident references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
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 & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
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. Insured. Call Don at 778-3456.
BIG JIM'S PAINTING interior/exterior, free estimates.
Many, many Island references. 778-5587 or 742-6978.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
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. 12 31 & Apr.
23 to May 15 at $350 wk. 778-2832.
CHARMING HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home with
water view. Bay Palms area. Annual lease at $1,050
mo. Lease option available. Also for sale at
$150,000. 795-7805.

QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME directly across from
beach. 2 units available Mar. & Apr. 2BR/1BA $1,500
mo., 1BR/1BA $1,100 mo. 778-7501.

ADORABLE 1BR/1BA located between beach and
bay. Newly renovated. 2 available, one with wood
floors, starting at $450 mo. with $200 deposit. Drive
by 203 2nd Street N., #2 and #4, Bradenton Beach.

ANNUAL NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2BA, un-
furnished townhouse condo. Heated pool, washer/
dryer, no pets. $900 mo. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay
Realty, 778-7244.

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


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kitchen, baths and foyer, wood burning brick fireplace,
spacious eat-in kitchen with top of the line appliances,
gorgeous window and wall treatments, spacious den
with built-in bookcases, sunny waterside deck, boat
dock, sprinkler system, plus community pool and ten-
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LaWn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service 13 YEARS EXPERIENCE INSURED
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Serving the Island communities for
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DRY WALL, TEXTURE
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WILSON WALL SERVICES
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Building Restoration Water Damage
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25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247


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Building Anna Maria since 1975
(941) 778-2993
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MONTHLY OR ANNUAL unfurnished, 2BR/1BA,
cute upstairs apartment with sundeck, Gulf view.
$650 mo. No dogs. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf Bay
Realty, 778-7244.

DIRECT GULFFRONT cute and cozy: 2BR/1BA
$500 wk.; 1 BR/1 BA $350 wk. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf
Bay Realty, 778-7244.

HOLMES BEACH TURNKEY large, clean, 1 BR/1 BA
apartment. One block from beach. Available Apr./
May. $350 wk./$1,200 mo. No pets. 778-5143.
ANNUAL LARGE 2BR/1BA in Holmes Beach. Du-
plex, remodeled. New kitchens and baths, central
air, dishwashers, disposals, fans, washer/dryer
hook-ups. $700 mo. Available Feb. 1. 779-1019.
SEASONAL SHARP 1BR/1BA Bradenton Beach
duplex. 1/2 block from Gulf. Available Feb. 1. $1,500
mo. furnished except toothbrush. 779-1019.
HIDEAWAY COVE SEASONAL Panoramic
bayview between bridges. Walk to beach, post
office and restaurants. Lovely, cozy, quiet area.
Dead end street. 1st floor, 1 and 2 BR, fully
furnished with dock. Available Apr. & 1997 1998
season. No smoking or pets. (941) 778-7107.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished. 1,600 + sq. ft.,
garage. Central location near Gulf, library, down-
town Holmes Beach. Ideal home for retired couple.
$750 $800 mo. plus utilities. Available Apr. 1997.
(309) 347-3228.
1BR/1BA FURNISHED ANNUAL steps to beach.
All utilities included. $650 mo. plus $500 deposit.
778-8208.
CLEAN CUTE LARGE 1BR Private courtyard,
200' to beach. Walk to pier, restaurants, shops.
$1,700 mo./$600 wk. 778-8571 or 748-6774.
1 & 2BR APARTMENTS turnkey. $330/$390 wk.
Openings in Mar. & Apr. Call 778-2374.
WANT TO RENT in Anna Maria Feb., Mar. 1998.
Reliable retired couple prefer near water in Sandbar
area. 778-6952.
BEACHFRONT CONDO to share. Great view, 2BR/
2BA, non-smoker, parking, lanai, furnished. Rooftop
patio, security entrance. Holmes Beach. 778-6196.
FURNISHED ROOM for rent Anna Maria. 1 block
from beach, kitchen privileges, utilities included.
Non-smoker. References required. $100 wk./$100
security deposit. 741-8790, leave message.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal or monthly rental.
Gorgeous, totally remodeled canalfront with dock. Short
1 + block walk to beach. 3BR/2BA with large, sunny
Florida room for entertaining. Five different fruit trees in
yard. Call (941) 688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 3BR/2BA available for
next season. Approximately 200 ft. to Gulf. 778-3267.
SEASONAL RENTALS available now for Apr. -
Dec. 1997. 2BR/1BA turnkey furnished and
efficiency turnkey. No pets. Deposit required.
(941) 778-5057. Book now for 1998. E-mail
JC34217@WORLDNET.ATT.NET.
1BR FURNISHED Holmes Beach. One block from
beach. No pets. $550 mo. includes water and gar-
bage fees. 778-7765.
APRIL 1 14 Delightful 2BR/2BA condo. Gulffront
complex, heated pool, tennis, Jacuzzi, sauna. Sum-
mer rentals now booking. 794-8877.
SEASONAL LAST MINUTE cancellation! Gulffront,
private beach, 1BR/1BA bungalow. Available Mar. 1
- 7 and Mar. 22 on. $475 wk./$1,200 mo. 778-1086.
SEASONAL RENTALS 1 & 2BR apartments now
available beginning Apr. 1. Immaculate, turnkey fur-
nished, stone's throw to beach. 778-4368.

SEASONAL RENTALS nightly, weekly, monthly.
Fully furnished. Steps to beach, restaurants, shops
in village. Some available now or reserve for 1998.
778-7273.

GREAT SPRING/SUMMER/FALL rental. Spacious
2BR/2BA, furnished duplex in quiet location in
Holmes Beach. Close to beach and shopping. $750
+ utilities. Available mid Apr. to Nov. 1 or possibly
Jan. 1.778-0510.
BAYFRONT CHARMING 2BR/1BA with large
screen porch. View, heated pool and spa on north
end of Anna Maria. Apr., 1997 & Dec. through Apr.,
1998. $1,500 mo. 778-4107.


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north end of Anna Maria. Heated pool and spa. Apr.,
1998. $1,500 mo./$650 wk. 778-4107.
BAYFRONT QUAINT 1BR/1BA on north end of
Anna Maria. Heated pool and spa, patio. Available
Apr. 18, 1997. $1,000 mo./$550 wk. 778-4107.

MARCH 1997 Monthly/seasonal 1 BR/1 BA available.
$850 mo. plus tax. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate,
778-1450 for information.


OWNER MUST SELL DUPLEXES Excellent oppor-
tunity! Great Holmes Beach locations. 795-7805

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA home overlooking boat
basin. Super buy at $150,000. Lease option avail-
able. 795-7805.

WANTED HOLMES BEACH canal home. 3BR/
2BA, 2-car garage. Pool or room for pool. $250,000
range. Cash. No agents. 387-9122.
OPEN HOUSE 1 4 DAILY. Waterfront show-
place, 1 year new. Spacious 5,900 sq. ft. under
roof, 4BR/4BA, cathedral ceiling, 7 person spa,
boat dock. Will consider offers below appraisal.
Appraised at $485,000. 130 Hammock Road,
Anna Maria. Broker/owner 778-6155.
PERICO BAY CLUB by owner. 2BR/2BA condo has
panoramic views of bay. Beautifully furnished turn-
key with 24 hour security and all amenities.
$110,000. 792-3665.

BAYVIEW HOME WITH attached apartment. Beau-
tiful extra lot. Zoned duplex. Furnished. Quiet
upscale area. Walk to beach. Enjoy extra space,
lawn or rental, lot sale income. Open house Sun-
days. 2210 Avenue A, Anna-Ma(a Island. $189,000.
Serious offers considered. (941) 7-&i442

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WATERFRONT LONGBOAT KEY Deep water ca-
nal, 2BR/2BA, den, eat-in kitchen, dining room, liv-
ing room, fireplace, satellite dish, large caged pool.
580 DeNarvaez Dr. $195,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.
LOTS OCEANVIEW 150' to high tide. Deeded
beach. $175,000. Bayfront view duplex. 50' x 100'.
2503 Avenue B. $79,500. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.
SALE OR TRADE Lovely 2BR/2BA Island home,
enclosed downstairs. $140,000. 778-5125.
LOT SUBDIVISION OF GULFPORT near
Englewood. 80 x 100, straight waterway access to
Gulf. Quiet, excellent investment. $5,000. Expand-
ing like Bradenton. (941) 794-6615.
HOUSE FOR SALE 2BR/1BA, Mexican tile, carport,
porch, fenced yard. Two blocks to beach, 1/2 block
to bay. 2317 Avenue B. $104,000. 778-8221.
BRADENTON BEACH 1990 PARK MODEL, 12 x
33. 1BR/1BA with carport and shed. A/C, excellent
condition, furnished. 55+ park, 1/2 block to Gulf.
$17,000.778-2926.
ANNA MARIA GORGEOUS VIEWS of Tampa Bay,
Sunshine Skyway, Egmont Key. Immaculate,
custom, 3-year old, 3BR/3BA. Many extras. 207 So.
Bay Blvd. Asking $459,000. Call 778-5948.
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. $110,000. 792-3665.
HOLMES BEACH BY OWNER Short walk to Gulf,
ground level 2BR/1BA with 1 BR/1BA guest quarters
on lushly landscaped duplex lot. Large lanai with
spa. $219,000. Principles only. 778-5617.
WANT~D 2 OR 3BR home on canal in Holmes
Beach or Anna Maria City. 2-stall garage, no pool
(prefer lanai). Motivated seller, cash buyer. Princi-
pals only. 778-4515.
WATERFRONT 4116 2ND AVE. NE. 3BR/2.5BA,
145' on canal, 90' dock. Covered 10,000 # lift.
S$219,900. (941) 747-3630.
SEGLuiAn FURNISHED 2BR/2BA condo.
Bayview, covered6pa~irl maintenance fee. Convenient Holmes Beach loca-
tion. $103,900. Call 723-6802.
2BR/2BA IMMACULATE completely redone
townhouse condo in small complex with pool. All
new carpet, ceramic tile, kitchen appliances. 1.5
blocks to beach and close to shopping in quiet area
of Holmes Beach. $119,000. 778-0510.
624 FOXWORTH, Key Royale. 3 large bedrooms,
2.5 baths, split design with southern exposure, liv-
ing room, dining room, eat-in kitchen. 2,642 sq. ft.
under roof with new seawall and boat dock.
$289,500 as is. 778-7837.
GULFFRONT CONDO Anna Maria Island Club. 2BR/
2BA, turnkey fumished, tile, Berber carpet. Non-smok-
ing unit, pool, spa, sauna.(813) 949-3713.


WATERFRONT OWNER FINANCING Deep
canalfront unit with 40' slip. Only yards to bay.
Owner will offer very attractive financing terms.
Spacious unit never occupied before. Asking
$275,000 as is. Contact Mike Migone at Wedebrock
Real Estate Co., 383-5543.
NEW LISTING Vacant, easy to see 2 bedroom
home on Holmes Beach. Has new carpet and paint.
Walk to beach. Excellent rental or starter property.
2904 Avenue C. Asking $139,900. Contact Mike
Migone at Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 383-5543.
GREAT FAMILY HOME on large lot. 3BR/2BA. 507
71st Street, Holmes Beach. $162,000. Shown by
appointment only. 778-7710.
HOLMES BEACH well maintained 2 3BR/2BA
complete with screened porch and Jacuzzi. Ideal
home or rental investment. Priced to sell at
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REAL ESTATE NEEDED Have cash buyer for 2 or
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at Westbay Point & Moorings. Call Betsy Hills,
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ASAP!

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- 1B PAGE 40 E FEBRUARY 19, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


INITIALLY SPEAKING

BY MATT GAFFNEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
I Suffix with land
or city
6 Hanged
14 Unhitched?
20 Clio contender
21 Attack
22 Like socks in a
drawer
23 Noted guitarist
26 Some learning
27 Kernel
28 The Thames
borders it
29 Word of
reproach
30 Tiny type size
32 Numbskull
34 Bandleader Paul
38 Roman mine
39 Atom
40 Chiang
--shek
43 Marcus and
George
44 Four-time Indy
winner
50 Noted youth grp.
51 Mujeres,
Mexico
52 Furtive sort
53 They don't want
to fight
55 Should
57 Attached at the
base, botanically
63 Druggie
64 Early empire
builder


65 Recipe amt.
67 Italian city
where Giotto
painted
69 "Surprised by
Joy"
autobiographer
74 Metric weights
75 It may be high in
the afternoon
76 Count
77 Introductory
material
78 Loss by decay
81 Wasn't sociable
83 Strike location
84 General
announcement?
86 Stagger
88 Not the best
service
89 "My little
Chickadee" star
96 Medieval
weapon
97 Laugh syllable
98 Artillery shell
component
99 A substantial
amount of
Louisiana
100 Goes around
102 Tricked
103 Rolls
107 Vitamin C
source
108 Refuse
112 No longer stuck
on
114 Understanding
words
115 Three-time
N.F.I.. MV.P.
121 Understanding


122 Computer
offering
123 Not be fast
124 They're out in a
game
125 Prepares fora
rough ride
126 Cardinal points?
DOWN
1 Buffalo wing?
2 Modern
information
medium
3 Tiny amount
4 Where gelato
was invented
5 Like a member
ofthe U.S.N.
6 Sober-minded
7 Comaneci
achievements
8 Kind of comb
9 City area
10 "Frasier"
character
11 Lions' prey
12 Indians with a
sun dance
13 It may bestruck
14 Eponymous
Belgian town
15 Actor Holm
16 An end to peace
17 1994 AI.. home
run king
18 Soft
19 (arden tools
24 Homes with
domes
25 Cold war threat
31 Elvis Costello's
"My -- True"
33 Grave marker
35 Silver treat


36 First name in
1936 politics
37 Early 80's
sitcom
39 "Othello"
courtesan
40 Name in 1993
news
41 Bill the Cat
pronouncement,
in the funnies
42 Alibi (liars,
of a sort)
44 Shanghai.
45 G.I.
entertainment
46 Greek cafe
47 Shrovetide dish
48 Legal grounds
for action
49 Poetic
preposition
54 Gray and Moran
56 Argot
58 Getting around
well
59 "My gal"
60 The best
61 Kind of estimate
62 Got a flat boot?
64 "- deal!"
66 Some
government
appropriations
68 The plus column
70 Pin down
71 Kind of oil
72 Ogle
73 "The Courtship
of Miles
Standish"
character
79 Travel (about)
80 Drop acid?


82 Preceded
83 Travels back
and forth
85 Abbr. in a help
wanted ad
87 Application
89 I.vnetle--.
first female
I larlem
Globht roller
90 I'ook in. maybe


91 Actor Stephen 102 Lake Volta's
92 Congratulations. country
of a sort 103 HIo-hum TV fare
93 Palindromic 104 Adlai's '5
English river running male
105 like some
9.1 ('hants apartments
aparl mnents
95 Authiorl/e 106 Most likely
96 H'eseech winners
101 ---Anne-des- 109 lutlt
Plaines. Q)uebet 110 Ka -- --


II Pokey
113 Start of a classic
.atin quote
116 Broodmare
117 Hladfare
118 Med specialty
119 Tiny terror
120 -- Saud
(former Mideast
leader)


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BREATHTAKING VIEW OVER BIMINI BAYFRONT ANNA MARIA ISLAND STEPS TO THE BEACH $169,000 Cute
BAY $589,000 4+BR/4BA, spacious enter- HOME $289,000 Immaculate beach home home with peak of Gulf from Florida room.
tainment area. 240' of waterfront with 55' dock directly on open bayfront. L-shaped dock, Large great room with fireplace and French
and heavy-duty boat lift. Large heated indoor deep water, view of bridge. Near marina, doors to balcony front and back. Lower level
pool. New Premier kitchen. Call Dick Maher or shops, restaurants. Comes with Jacuzzi and garage/storage. Fenced back yard. Call
Dave Jones. fireplace. Call Rose Schnoerr. Bobye Chasey.


ISLAND DUPLEX $139,900 Good income VILLAGE GREEN $112,500 Great 4BR/2BA
property and excellent lot for future building. One home with family room. New A/C, room for pool,
side has a fireplace and Berber carpeting in living/ double garage. Inside utility room, solar hot
dining and bedrooms. Other side has Berber car- water. Call Janis Van Steenburgh.
pet in bedroom and ceramic tile in living/dining,
kitchen and bath. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.


40' DOCK WITH DEEP WATER $275,000
Includes a 3BR/3BA townhouse with great wa-
ter views. High ceilings and light colors through-
out. Close to the beaches and ready to move
into. Call Mary Ann Schmidt.


EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT RETREAT
$350,000 Enjoy total privacy in this elegant
3BR retreat on the bay. Protected by 160
acres of wildlife sanctuary. Resort-style living
includes tennis and pools in 24-hour guarded
community. Call Bob and Penny Hall.
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IDEAL FAMILY HOME!! $167,800 Look at THIS WAS A MODEL UNIT $99,900 2BR/
this big 4BR/3BA family home. Huge caged pool 2BA "Osprey" second-floor unit that looks over
area, fireplace, island kitchen. Easy access to a nice lake. Turnkey furnished, ready to move in
Sarasota/Bradenton. Call Gary Larison. or rent out. Call Harold Small.


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