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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


I


Earth Day


brings


recycling to


Anna Maria
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Mandatory curbside recycling will become a way
of life in Anna Maria City.
Appropriately, city commissioners joined the recy-
cling movement on Earth Day.
Within 60 days residents will be given blue con-
tainers where one day a week they can put glass, plas-
tic, aluminum and tin cans and newspapers for pick-up
at their curb.
Recycling through Waste Management of Manatee
County will add $1.39 a month to a customer's trash
bill.
It also will eliminate the need for city recycling
bins on Pine Avenue that have become a frequent site
for illegal dumping. City workers are forced to clean up
the dumpster area almost daily.
Recycling is the right thing to do, Commissioner
Robert McElheny said.
McElheny, who spearheaded the drive to get
curbside recycling at the urging of resident Dale Wood-
land, said the time has come for the city to get on the
recycling bandwagon.
It costs the city money to operate the privately-
owned bins on Pine Avenue and all of the four large
containers have rusted bottoms requiring several hun-
dred dollars worth of repair.
"Recycling is a no-brainer and it's very conve-
nient," McElheny said. "The time has come for us to
do this."
The commission voted 4-1 to begin mandatory
curbside recycling with Commissioner George McKay
Voting against the measure.
McKay said he is in favor of recycling but voted no
at the Tuesday, April 22, commission meeting because
residents aren't allowed to negotiate with the trash
hauler recycler of their choice.
Commercial customers, businesses, condominium
and apartment owners are exempt from the residential
program. A representative of Anna Maria's only con-
PLEASE SEE RECYCLE, PAGE 4


The roof from a vacant building on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach blew onto a pickup truck and against a
van during Wednesday's storm, causing an estimated $11,000 to the two vehicles. Power lines were downed
and streets were flooded during the downpour, which was repeated Saturday and Monday. For more on the
storm, see inside. Islander Photo: Courtesy Jeffrey "Stosh" Helm of the Milwaukee Herald Sentinel


Storms pound Island


By Paul Roat
Three storms in five days lashed Anna Maria Is-
land, causing moderate damage and flooding.
A line of thunderstorms swept ashore from the
Gulf of Mexico at midday last Wednesday, causing the
most extensive damage to the Island. Bradenton Beach
was the hardest hit, with parts of two roofs blown off,
several power lines downed and at least two Australian
pine trees felled across Gulf Drive.
The Econo Lodge, 2400 Block Gulf Drive, had
extensive roof damage and water in several rooms.
The former Sonnydaze nightclub on Bridge Street
also had most of its roof blown onto a pickup truck and
van parked in the adjacent post office parking lot.
Justine Marks and her husband are winter visitors
to the area, coming here from Maine every year. They
came to the Island to go dining when the storm blew in.
"We pulled into the post office to get some change-
of-address forms and to wait out the storm," Marks
said, "and I started to ask my husband if I should keep
the engine running when I looked to my left and saw


an airborne roof.
"I said 'We've had it!' and dove over the console
into the back and this thing just hit us. It was right up
against the driver's side of the van," she said.
The roof was completely draped over a pickup
truck owned by Richard Palmer of Holmes Beach and
jammed against the Marks' custom conversion van.
Marks said damage to Palmer's truck was estimated at
$6,000; her van sustained about $5,000 worth of dam-
age.
On Saturday, another line of storms hit the Island.
Wind damage was minor in that storm, but heavy
flooding in Holmes Beach caused some traffic tie-ups
as motorists attempted to navigate the watery streets.
Then again on Monday another front moved
ashore, bringing lots of rain but no significant wind or
flood damage.
The Islander Bystander weather-reporting station
recorded 2.2 inches of rain Wednesday, 3.1 inches of
rain Saturday and .8 inches of rain Monday, making
April one of the wettest months on record.


Islanders argue on megabridge in appeals court


By George MacGregor and Paul Roat
Three district appeals judges are deliberating not
only environmental issues but also concerns with pos-
sible statewide legal repercussions thanks to arguments
between Save Anna Maria representatives and state
agencies.
The breadth of the appeal filed by SAM to bolster
its stance in blocking environmental permits and halt-
ing plans to build a 75-foot-high, fixed-span bridge to
replace the current structure at Manatee Avenue was
expanded Tuesday during oral arguments in Tampa.
SAM attorney David Levin argued that seagrass
mitigation as outlined by the Florida Department of
Transportation and initially approved, then later re-
jected by the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, would be inadequate.
So too are stormwater runoff proposals offered by
the state agencies, Levin said.
But DOT and DEP attorneys argued that the state
has the authority to accept or reject findings of fact as
they will, based on a 1989 legal decision of a Key West
court, thereby opening up a wider question.
"If the state does have the authority to overrule
hearing officers, it strikes me you don't need to have
any hearing officers then," Judge Jerry Parker said.
The matter is of some concern to Islanders trying
to block the "megabridge" from being built. After hear-


ing 12 days of testimony in 1995-96 state hearing of-
ficer Robert Meale offered a series of recommended
orders that overwhelmingly supported SAM's stance
of "No Big Bridge."
If the appeals judges say Meale's myriad finding
of facts in the case are to be followed, almost all ques-
tions of building the big bridge will be answered and
there won't be a megabridge.
A group of about a dozen SAM members attended
the Tampa oral arguments.
The Florida Department of Transportation decided
in the mid-1980s to replace the existing Anna Maria
Island Bridge with a 65-foot-clearance, fixed-span
bridge. The current bridge was built in 1958, has 23
feet of clearance at its center, has two lanes and was de-
termined to be "structurally sound but functionally
obsolescent" due to a lack of break-down lanes.
Islanders got involved in the process sort of late,
but adamantly opposed the replacement, citing its
height, environmental impacts to mangroves,
seagrasses and manatees and the potential of evacua-
tion problems on the megabridge during high winds.
The Island representatives were unsuccessful in their
opposition in almost every venue, though, appealing to
the county commission, a regional transportation plan-
ning board the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization and the DOT.


DOT received the go-ahead to build the bridge and
applied for permits from the required agencies: Swiftmud,
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Coast Guard,
A citizen's group, formed originally to save Bean
Point in Anna Maria, Save Anna Maria Inc., first hired
Bradenton attorney Claflin Garst and then Levin to at-
tempt to block the bridge construction.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ..................................................... 6
Those Were the Days ................... ... 7
Announcements .......................................... 8
Island Poet .................................................... 9
Stir-it-up .................................................... 14
School Daze.................................................. 15
Streetlife ...................................................... 16
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 19
Baseball ....................................................... 20
Crossword puzzle............................ ......... 28


APRIL 30, 1997






1i PAGE 2 M APRIL 30, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Heat from bubbling brouhaha turned down to low


By Paul Roat
What could have turned into confrontation evolved
into consensus in Bradenton Beach between a citizen
group and the police department.
After almost three hours of discussion and public
comment, the Bradenton Beach Commission agreed
not to form a special citizen committee to review the
police department and, instead, decided to continue to
hold public workshops to air concerns citizens have
with the department regarding quality of life issues.
The concept of a special blue-ribbon committee to
"interview the chief of police and his personnel ... and
also review the staffing, remuneration, benefits, sched-
ules, duties of personnel and the work product for the
last year to include incidents, fines levied, revenue
collected, arrests and the like" was suggested by
Bradenton Beach Civic Association Chair Lee Hornack
four weeks ago.
Police Chief Jack Maloney objected, stating the
group's "alleged concern about 'quality of life' is a
ploy. It is a 'bait and switch' so that they can get a
board of inquiry (euphemistically called a Blue Ribbon
Committee) in order to investigate the police depart-
ment from top to bottom. They demonstrate a lust to fix
a police department that isn't broken."
Mayor Leroy Arnold scheduled a special commission
meeting last Wednesday to allow everyone an opportunity
to address the issues. The result was a unanimous vote by
the commission, with Vice Mayor Charlie Grace absent,
not to have a special committee look into the police de-
partment but to have ongoing meetings to bring forward
citizen concerns and police responses.
As Arnold put it: "I'm proud of the staff we have -
the chief, policemen, everyone is trying to do their best.
The civic association's intentions are very noble, but their
request does transgress my job as mayor, and I will cer-
tainly not give up my responsibilities to control this city."

Association, police present sides
Hornack, chair of the homeowner group, said the
association "only has one mission to make
Bradenton Beach the very, very best it can be."
He said rumors have flown through the city that the
group wanted to "take over" the police department, or
to abolish the police department.
"That is the farthest thing from our minds,"
Hornack said. "All we are asking is for the police de-
partment to cooperate with the citizens so the police
can be more attuned to the people in the city.
Civic association board member Harry Brown said
the group's request was "nothing more than a recom-
mendation for a blue-ribbon committee to citizens to
look at, in a businesslike way, the public safety opera-
tion in the city in terms of efficiency, productivity and
quality of life, and make recommendations to the com-
mission that you may then act upon.
"The police department uses one-half of the money
in the city's budget," Brown continued, "and half of the


total employees of the city are with the police depart-
ment. That alone is sufficient reason to ensure to the
taxpayers that they are getting their money's worth."
He said the association believed quality of life is-
sues were being overlooked by the police in favor of
patrols at Coquina Beach. Brown added that no police
officers live in the city or even on the Island and the
people sense there is a lack of personal contact and no
citizen interaction with police.
Also, he said, a federal grant to provide "commu-
nity policing" in the city was turned down by Chief
Maloney, as was a plan for establishment of a neigh-
borhood citizen-watch program.
"Why?" Brown asked. "You have nothing to lose
and everything to gain" by having such a citizen com-
mittee formed to look into these and other issues.
"I was very upset to see the chief's harsh, accusa-
tory reaction to our suggestions," Brown said.
"You have the opportunity to assert leadership, and
I think you should seize that," he told the commission.
Maloney responded that the police department
budget of $417,000 was about one-third of the city's
budget "and I challenge anyone to find a police depart-
ment near here to match it. You are getting more than
your money's worth."
As to police-citizen interaction, Maloney said, "All
the officers know the people, and the people know
them. I'm amazed to hear you say that we don't patrol
the side streets.
As for the quality of life issues, Maloney said the
police do deal with that "but in perspective. We had one
major drug arrest today during the storm, and we have to
be concerned with that type of activity. I believe the am-
bience of the city is 10 times that of the past.
"I believe my response to the civic association was
justified on the strength of the group mailing out letters
to hundreds of people urging them to come here to-
night. If you're concerned with quality of life here, you
should have spoken to me, then to the commission li-
aison with the police department, but the letter states
you want to look at police remuneration, benefits -
you want the power to look at the police department
from stem to stern," Maloney said.
"This is my third time an individual has wanted to
look at the police department, and coupled with the
way the letter was presented to the commission, and the
request for a board of inquiry, I saw the agenda at the
beginning," Maloney added.
"I request that a special committee not be set up,"
he concluded. "If something is not right, that is the
commission's job to determine, not a separate group of
citizens. This committee could push the city back to the
political atmosphere of the past, and that's not right.".
Police Sgt. Sam Speciale addressed the question of
the federal grant for an officer to do community policing
and the issue of a neighborhood watch program in the city.
The "COPS" grant program, Speciale said, is a
three-year program where the federal government pays


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Help to stencil Island drains
Island volunteers are needed to help stencil storm drains in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach on Saturday, May
3, in conjunction with the Paint Tampa Bay Clean program. Anyone interested can call Sheila Hurst at 778-0369.
Pictured doing stenciling in Bradenton Beach are a group of fifth-grade students from Anna Maria Elementary
School. Included in the group were Jessica Hickerson, Lindsay Lane, Stephanie Katz, Shawn LaPensee, Heather
Hurst and Natalie Powers. The group were coordinated by Hurst and Brenda Katz. Islander Photo: Paul Roat


three-quarters of an officers salary with the city fund-
ing the rest. That officer's duties are generally re-
stricted to community policing.
"The city got rid of the ninth patrolman several
years ago to save money," Speciale said. "We don't
need an officer to go from business to business, and I
can't justify putting an officer on Bridge Street only.
Everything that officer would do would have to be jus-
tified to the feds as community policing."
He said that a neighborhood watch program would
have to be administered through the Manatee County
Sheriff s Office since no one in the city police depart-
ment is certified as a crime prevention practitioner.
"We had a presentation from the sheriff's office last
year, and the commission then was not interested." The
concept was dropped, Speciale said.
City Attorney Alan Prather said under the
Bradenton Beach charter "it is not inappropriate to have
an inquiry from citizens about the operation of the city.
However, in my nine years working for the city there
were five chiefs in rapid succession several years ago,
and I understand the chief's approach to the letter writ-
ten by the civic association.
"From where I sit, I believe there has been a good
relationship between the police department and the citi-
zens," Prather said.
"I can point to a simple fact there has not been
one single lawsuit filed against the city on police issues
or a claim filed for liability, and that is very significant
and important. It only takes one federal case to very
significantly impact the city both financially and in
terms of morale," he added.

The people speak
Seventeen people spoke on the issue. The major-
ity of them praised the police department. Probably the
greatest concern voiced was regarding police enforce-
ment of laws pertaining to loose dogs and the no-dog-
waste ordinance.
"Every week there are at least one or two people
who bring their dogs into the park [at 25th Street],"
resident Eileen Suhre said. "These people do not get
stopped for letting their dogs run loose. We had one
dog that ran loose in the neighborhood for months and
months, and when it was finally caught it was sent
home without a ticket."
Resident Cheryl Roach asked, "Where else can you
get a cop to come out because you have a problem with
what a dog does on your yard? You should feel happy
because you can walk down your street at night and
leave your doors open and still feel safe."
Resident "Stormy" said there were "a hell of a lot of
drugs here in the past, and they've cleaned up the city. The
way it is today is the way it should have been 10 years ago.
Fifteen years ago I was ashamed of Bradenton Beach.
Now, I'm selling my house. Why? Because I tripled the
value of my property. Talk about quality of life!"
Perhaps one woman summed it up best when she
said, "I'm not worried about kids stepping in dog doo,
I'm worried about kids doing crack or abusing pre-
scription drugs. You don't need a committee for this
and you don't need to fix something that's not broken,
and the police department is not broken."
Resident Ken Lohn said that "to think that the civic
association is out to 'get' someone is absurd. This is a
very concerned group, and to shrug them off as vindic-
tive is absurd. We need to look at the total picture of
public safety and quality of life."
Former Commissioner Dick Suhre said the police
department is "80 percent satisfactory by my estima-
tion" and a review of the department "seems very rea-
sonable to me. A review should not be required but
should be mandatory."
Herb Dolan also a former commissioner, said, "I
don't believe we need a formal committee. If there is
a problem, address it to the commission and let the
commission make a decision."
Former Commissioner Gale Cole told the commis-
sion, "I for one have been very satisfied with our po-
lice department."

In conclusion
After the meeting, Hornack and Maloney both ap-
peared pleased with the outcome.
"The big winner tonight is the city," Hornack said.
"I certainly have no problem with meeting again to try
to solve the citizen's particular problems," Maloney said.
No date for a future workshop has been set.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 30, 1997 M PAGE 3 [i]

Bradenton Beach police charge man in drug case


Bradenton Beach police arrested James Mark
Eagle, 34, of Johnston, Iowa, last week after they ob-
served him attempting to sell prescription drugs.
Acting on confidential information, police set up a
drug sale with Eagle in the Beach House parking lot,
200 Gulf Drive N., on April 23. In the midst of a vio-
lent storm, Det. Matt Duffy and Sgt. John Cosby ob-
served the sale and placed Eagle in custody.
In Eagle's vehicle, police found two bags contain-


ing 29 bottles of more than 20 types of prescription
pills. Drugs included Ritalin, Percodan, Percocet,
Tylenol with codine, Xanax and Phenobarbital. A
search of Eagle's Longboat Key residence turned up
three bottles of prescription pills as well as used and
unused hypodermic needles, a glass pipe, a spatula and
a spoon.
Eagle was charged with possession with intent to
sell, trafficking in a controlled substance and sale of


Island Players opens farce on Friday
"The Hand That Cradles the Rock" will close the Anna Maria Island Players' season with a laugh, running
from Friday, May 2 through May 11. David Haynes, from left, Teresa Mosiej-Turian, Jo Kendall, Pamela
Hopkins and Sam McDowell star in the story of a writer who becomes mother/housekeeper when his wife
resumes her career with great success. When a blizzard and an attractive nurse arrive simultaneously, compli-
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7,000 pills with a street value of approximately
$75,000 to $100,000.
After checking with the Bradenton Police Depart-
ment, Police, Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack
Maloney said the drugs were probably stolen during a
burglary at the Medicine Shop on 59th Street. The
Medicine Shop is a hospital pharmaceutical store.
Maloney issued letters of commendation to Duffy
and Cosby for their work in the case.



Anna Maria City
None scheduled

Bradenton Beach
5/1, 7 p.m., commission meeting. Agenda:
Information from city attorney regarding fishing
pier lease, Citizen Advisory Task Force informa-
tion, Federal Emergency Management Agency
presentation, offer of free web site for city, Anna
Maria Island Community Center contribution
increase request, city hall contractor selection,
fishing pier security discussion, Second Street
North paving clarification, beautification com-
mittee request for 25th Street, agenda format
change discussion, Municipal Clerks Week
proclamation and public comment.
5/5, 6 p.m., Citizens' Advisory Task Force

Holmes Beach
5/1, 10 a.m., Planning Commission
5/6, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
5/7, 1 p.m., Police Retirement Board

Of Interest
5/3, 10:30 a.m., Save Anna Maria, representa-
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VanWagoner to discuss cellular tower, Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
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Making it pretty
Members of the Anna Maria Island Beautification Committee stop for a rest after spending a sweltering morning
prettying up Manatee County Public Beach by planting bougainvilleas. From left to right, Paul and Liz Phillips,
Billie Martini, Howard and Ruth Burkhead, Marge and Al Soeffker. Islander Photo: David Futch


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ng beginning at 7 p.m. at city hall. Building Official Bill Sanders said the bids were
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dominium was told his complex, Bayou condominium,
will be allowed to set up recycling through any com-
pany they choose.
"If they can do it for a condo, why can't they do it
for an individual? And because we have a transient
community, not everybody is going to participate,"
McKay said. "I don't object to recycling. I object to it
being pushed down people's throats."
McElheny and Commissioner Doug Wolfe said
asking a trash hauler to pick up recycled goods at spe-
cific homes would be a logistical nightmare.
"This is an economy of scale," McElheny said.
"Having a driver use a route sheet telling him to skip
three and skip four, I don't think Waste Management
would want to be a part of that."
McKay said he just wanted people to have a choice.
McElheny countered there are only two trash haul-
ers in Manatee County and the city wasn't in a position
of bargaining power. In the future when there is more
competition between haulers, the city could readdress
the issue of who gets recycling contracts.
The city's exclusive contractual agreement with
Waste Management for residential trash collection runs
out in 2007, McElheny said. -
Charlie Caniff, a Tarpon Street resident and a regu-
lar at commission meetings, pointed out the obvious
savings by going to curbside recycling.
Caniff said he did some research and came up with
the following figures if at least 80 percent of the homes
in Anna Maria City participate in curbside recycling (a
national average of participation is 75 percent).
Each month the city would save 329 trees from
being cut down to make newsprint and some other pa-
per products.
The city saves 403 cubic yards of space in the
county landfill and air pollution is reduced by 1,161
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 30, 1997 0 PAGE 5 |M

Commission finalizes cell tower resolution


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
GTE's cellular tower came one step closer to real-
ity last week.
Holmes Beach commissioners hammered out
stipulations for a resolution approving GTE's applica-
tion for a special exception to construct the tower at
Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive. Commissioners
plan to vote on both the resolution and GTE's site plan
for the tower on May 6.
Stipulations include:
Lighting of the tower shall be prohibited.
Prior to issuing a building permit, GTE must provide
the city with approvals from all other permitting agencies.
Prior to issuing a building permit, GTE must
demonstrate that the structural failure of the tower will
not endanger adjacent properties.
The tower shall be constructed to withstand hur-
ricane force winds of 175 mph.
GTE shall consider requests from other commu-
nication service providers for the right to install anten-
nas and other equipment on the tower. Any provider
who is denied the ability to utilize the tower may ap-
peal to the city commission.
GTE shall install and maintain antennas for the city
(police department) and Anna Maria Fire District commu-
nications at no expense to the city or fire district.
The special exception cannot be transferred to
another company without city commission approval.
These conditions can only be amended through a
public hearing.
When commissioners asked why the tower will not
have warning lighting at the top, Attorney Patricia Petruff
said the minimum altitude for airplanes, ultra lights and
other flying machines is 800 feet. The Federal Aviation
Administration does not require lighting on a tower under
200 feet, she added. GTE's tower will be 155 feet tall.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore questioned the
hurricane wind stipulation.
Building Inspector Bill Saunders said that accord-
ing to GTE's engineer, the tower is designed so the top
third will withstand winds of 175 mph. The bottom two
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a special exception for a cellular phone tower.
The cellular tower is proposed at Smith Realtors,
5910 Marina Drive. Grossman, owner of a home at 311
59th St., has retained Sarasota attorney David M. Levin.
Levin is not unfamiliar with Island issues, having
represented Save Anna Maria Inc. in its suit against the
Florida Department of Transportation's permitting pro-
cess for a proposed megabridge on Manatee Avenue.
In a letter to the mayor and commission, Levin
said if the commission adopts the resolution granting
the special exception, it will be "committing an ac-
tionable error of law."
Levin asked the commission to vote to deny the
special exception because he claims it is inconsistent
with the provisions of the city land development
code. Levin said the tower is not an essential service.
The city's code defines essential services as
"public utility facilities related to water, sanitary
sewer, storm drainage, solid waste, telephone, cable,


"If the top third fails, it falls over on itself," he
explained. "And by the time the 275 mph winds get
here, there's not going to be anything for it to fall on."
Commission Chairman Don Maloney asked if the
city could require GTE to remove the city's old tower
at the police station.
"There needs to be a reasonable relationship be-
tween your stipulations and the approval," Petruff
noted. "I think that one is on the line. If they agree to
it, I can put it in here, but I'm not sure you can require
them to do it."
Saunders said he would ask GTE representatives
about it.
Petruff asked if commissioners wanted to add a
termination date for the special exception.
"Some communities give them 10 years and some
20 years, then make them come back and justify con-


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tinuing the use," she explained. "It is a specific allowed
use of land and you have to decide whether you want
the use to be allowed forever on this piece of property.
The technology could change, and we wouldn't have
a way to force them to change technology."
"Who will remember in 10 or 20 years that they
have to come before council?" Whitmore asked.
"That's why you have a specific expiration date,"
Petruff replied.
Commissioner Ron Robinson said the termination
date should be tied to a change in technology.
"The difficulty with that is the technology could
change tomorrow," Petruff noted. "They're going to
spend a reasonable amount to put up their tower.
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Mature or manure?
"We've matured a lot as a city," was Bradenton
Beach Commissioner John Chappie's comment on last
week's potentially contentious session between resi-
dents and police on "quality of life" concerns.
He was right. A meeting that had the potential of
turning ugly didn't. At issue was the Bradenton Beach
Civic Association's request to have a special citizen
group review the police department's operations and
budget, including interviews with officers.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney said
he saw the request as a way to conduct a "board of in-
quiry" into his department, blasted the civic association
for not bringing its quality of life concerns to him first
and recommended no such review be done.
The city's history of rapid changeovers in police
chiefs about five in one year, one lasting just five
weeks precipitated a rather strong response from
Maloney to what would generally be viewed as a be-
nign request.
Seventeen people addressed the commission and
the chief last week regarding the city's police depart-
ment. Most were laudatory. A few were accusatory.
Many, though, brought up what they viewed as a seri-
ous quality of life issue that police were not address-
ing.
Drug abuse? Burglary? Spousal abuse? Murder?
Nope. Resident after resident faulted the police
department for not enforcing the dog-waste-removal
laws on the books.
Police need to start citing people who allow their
dog to perform indelicate acts on public and private
property and don't clean up after their pooch was the
outcry.
We have to agree with one woman's comments:
When viewed in the global scheme of things, having
one's children step in dog waste seems negligible com-
pared to having one's children involved with crack
cocaine or abusing prescription drugs ironically,
something the police focused on earlier that very day,
arresting a man attempting to peddle 6,800 illegal pills
from his car.
Has the city matured? If the worst thing the resi-
dents can complain about is dog poop, then yes, we
would say it has.
Does that mean that dog poop isn't important? It
must be, based on last week's session.
So our advise for Bradenton Beach officials and
police: Please don't stop the crime fighting, but maybe
a little more attention to wandering dogs would make
things a little more politically pleasant.
And don't forget to look into the problem with
missing cats while you're at it.


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What has become of the Anna Maria Island com-
munity? It used to be a safe place for children to run,
play and ride their bicycles. Our community, with
hardly a juvenile problem, has now become an unsa-
vory place for our children to grow up and be them-
selves.
First, safety. We understand the importance of bi-
cycle lights, helmets and again safety but since when
do our children need to carry picture identification be-
fore an adult age?
Surely we teach our children about not talking to
or getting into cars with strangers, but, more impor-
tantly, our community has never been a place for our
children to fear. Who knew our children would need to
fear our law enforcement officers?
As parents, did we know our children needed a
picture ID to identify themselves to the police? Or
that they would be fingerprinted if they could not
produce picture ID if stopped for bicycling without
wearing a helmet or riding a bike without a light or
for running a stop sign on a bicycle? We as parents
were also unaware that we have no rights concern-
ing our children when fingerprinted, according to
Anna Maria City.
Our children are not criminals. I think parents
should be notified of such actions. Why are the police
trying to steal our children's childhood from them? Our
children are our up-and-coming citizens and should not
be persecuted by the authorities. Fines that are instilled
upon underage children are unconstitutional. Further-
more, why is it a 15-year-old child's fine for running
a stop sign on a bicycle is $78 but the fine for a child
under 15 is only $22, as a child was told by a police
officer.
All traffic laws and fines are supposed to be the
same for everyone. Does this mean as law enforcement
agents the police are permitted to take the law into their
own hands, such as fingerprinting and fining? What is
next?
We as parents and citizens of this community
would say no.
When will this end?
Dee Becker, Holmes Beach


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Islanders in stories
make paper great
The April 9 edition really put the "Islander" in The
Islander Bystander.
It was nice to see so many true Islanders repre-
sented such as Dan and Jimmy Ray Lease and Cole
Bowers with their monster cobia, and the champion-
ship run of the IFC, featuring long-time Islanders
Tim Bugna, Kenny and Matt Bowers, Kevin
Cassidy, Tim Lease, Bret McIntosh and Lance
Bieker.
Congratulations to all and to The Islander By-
stander keep up the good work.
Mike Connelly, Braden River


Island services are there
in time of need
As we enjoy life on Anna Maria Island, we give
little thought to the services available to us in time
of need.
My very special thanks to the Manatee County
Sheriff's Department and all the fire and rescue per-
sonnel who responded to my call at the recent death
of my wife.
I would also like to express my most sincere grati-
tude to some very special neighbors and friends.
Floyd Case, Anna Maria City



Seed donation blossoms for
Keep Manatee Beautiful
I would like to send a special thank you to Ed
Giannuzzi, owner of the Anna Maria Garden Center.
He graciously donated all the wild flower seeds we
needed for the Grandparent Program at Anna Maria
Elementary School.
This was a project offered by Keep Manatee Beau-
tiful and Giannuzzi was very happy to help not only the
school but the community as well.
Thank you, Ed!
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THE MAGIC BOX


Mothers were buying a lot of
oatmeal from Tampa Bay grocers in
early 1922. It wasn't that their tots had
suddenly developed an addiction for the
mushy cereal. Their older brothers (and
sisters?) and their Daddies had found a
new use for the containers it came in.
They were using them to make radio
receivers.
Florida's first radio station was on the
way. The Tampa Daily Times had gotten
a license to send sound waves rippling
through the ether from high atop the news-
paper building. Never mind .that most
folks around Tampa Bay had yet to hear a
radio broadcast. Just the idea of it -
voices and music coming out of nowhere
- set imaginations spinning.
One of the early radio tinkerers was
a Tampa kid named Sol Fleischman. He
was all of 11 years old when he and his
pals put together their magical radio sig-
nal capture.
It wasn't hard to do. All you needed
was a Quaker Oats box, a length of wire
to coil around it and a silicone crystal.
Connect it all up, put on a pair of head-
phones, then tease a sound out of the
contraption with a "cat's-whisker.
But first you had to have something
to listen to.
On May 15, 1922, radio fans got their
chance. The Tampa Times ran a little an-
nouncement headed, "Stand By Fans -
To Aid Times' Test Radio Broadcaster."
"Tell us how your reception of our
radio station is," the newspaper instructed
readers. "Let us know if you hear any
'buzzing noises.' That is static."
That evening and for two more eve-
nings the new station WDAE played pho-
nograph records and announced baseball
scores from 7 to 9 in the evening. Families
pulled up their chairs to their homemade
crystal sets and knots of people gathered in
front of cigar stores to listen to the music
pouring out the doors.
Regularly scheduled programming
kicked off May 31 at 7:30 p.m. with
market and weather reports. Then came
a piano solo, a greeting from the mayor,
vocals by a quartet and a quintet and a
talk by E.D. Lambright, postmaster of
Tampa, on "The Spirit of Rotary." The
evening wound down with a bedtime
story told by children's librarian Marian
Pierce, "How the First Sunflower Got Its


Name," followed by a vocal solo. At
first the station went off the air at 9:30.
Young Sol Fleischman was a de-
voted listener. His father had built him his
own little radio shack in the back yard.
Here Sol sat many an evening, listening
dreamily to the magic in the air.
"It was very eerie at night," he
mused years later. "At night, of course,
was the best reception. You could only
hear WDAE. It was strange but it was
a lot of fun."
WDAE soon moved to the new
Davis Islands Country Club. Nightly
broadcasts came from the ballroom
which had a roll-back roof so covers
could dance under the stars to "the lilting
music of Isham Jones." Jones's outfit
became one of the most popular bands in
America. (He was the composer of the
song hits "It Had To Be You" and "I'll
See You in My Dreams.")
Stations went on the air all over the
country. All kinds of entertainment and
news from around the world was pro-
vided by networks like the National
Broadcasting Company. Radio was a
spectacular success. From 60,000 ra-
dio-owning families in 1922 the num-
ber of homes with sets spurted to nearly
14 million in 1930.
In the age of Babe Ruth and Jack
Dempsey the most avidly listened-to
radio events were sporting events. City
dwellers without radios could follow
the Bambino's exploits on the ball field
by walking by their neighbors' houses.
When Dempsey lost to Gene Tunney in
the famous "long count" bout of 1927,
50 million people listened in on radio.
Radio, along with the automobile,
ended forever Anna Maria's isolation
from modem life.
About that teen-aged radio fan of the
1920s, Sol Fleischman he became the
best-loved personality in Tampa Bay's
broadcasting world, first as an announcer
at WDAE for 29 years, then as "Salty
Sol" of television station WTVT.
He loved Anna Maria Island for its
fine fishing and friendly people and
chose to retire to Anna Maria City in
the 1970s.
Next: Remembering
those good ol'
radio days


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Save Anna Maria to hold
forum on cellular tower
Save Anna Maria, Inc., will sponsor an informa-
tion forum about GTE's proposed cellular tower in
Holmes Beach on Saturday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. at
the Island Branch Library.
In attendance will be Robert Kersteen, property
management manager for GTE, Holmes Beach Mayor
Bob Van Wagoner and Holmes Beach Commission
Chairman Don Maloney. An unbiased authority on
cellular communication is being sought.
A report on the April 29 appeal filed by SAM in
the Second District Court of Appeals, Tampa, as it
affects SAM's case against the mega bridge, will be
given.
All members, prospective members and guests are
invited to attend.
For more information, call Joy Courtney, presi-
dent, at 778-5405.

Summer exhibit at Island
Gallery West
Island Gallery West, an artist cooperative, will
present a special exhibit, "A Florida Summer: Sun,
Sand, Surf," from Saturday, May 3, through Aug. 31.
The exhibit will feature works of local and regional
artists in watercolor, acrylics, porcelain, raku, basketry,
photography, woodcarving, Indian beadwork, quilting,
stained glass and stone, wood and clay sculpture.
The gallery is located at 5348 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Saturday.
Call 778-6648 for information.

League to open art show
with reception
The Anna Maria Island Art League will host an
opening reception for "The Third Annual Manatee High
School Art Show" on Friday, May 1, at the league, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Work by 45 students will be featured in the exhibit.
Refreshments will be provided by Gallagher's Market of
Longboat Key, the Sandbar and Ato's restaurants of
Anna Maria Island. Walmart will provide the drinks.
The exhibit will be open through May 30. The
public is invited to attend.

Writers group to hold
reading workshop
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m.
Monday, May 5, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Participants are invited to bring original poems
and essays to read. Visitors are welcome.
For information, call 792-5295.

Adult exercise program
continues at Island Center
Daytime gentle aerobics and line dancing classes
for adults will continue throughout the summer
months at the Anna Maria Island Community Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
Instructor Tanya Slack offers gentle aerobics from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m.
Friday. The cost is $3 per class for Center members
and $4 for non-members.
Slack also teaches line dancing from 11 a.m. to
noon on Tuesdays. No partner is needed. The fee is $2
per class for Center members or $3 for non-members.
Both classes are open to everyone and are avail-
able on a one-time or on-going basis.
For more information, call Slack at 795-4799 or
the Center at 778-1908.


Guild announces winners
of contest
Five hundred people visited the Artists Guild
Gallery in March to vote for their favorite works of art
during the Guild's "You Be the Judge" exhibition.
The guild offers its congratulations to Ed
Heitman, first place; Ann Abgott, second place; Nita
Saidoo, third place; Jean Carlson and Donna Bednarz,
honorable mention.


Anna Maria spring cleaning
rescheduled for Saturday
If you thought you missed your chance to clean out
the garage and let the city take away the flotsam and
jetsam crowding your life, think again.
Anna Maria City's annual spring clean-up was
rained out April 26 but the city has rescheduled for
Saturday, May 3.
The only hitch is you have to haul unwanted goods
to the parking lot at Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue
next to the post office plaza. The city will send the trash
to the county landfill or to the appropriate recycling
center.
No batteries, tires or paint will be accepted, but just
about anything else is fair game including old stoves,
refrigerators, air conditioners and whatever.
Yard waste must be separated from other trash.
Waste Management of Manatee County and the
city are scheduled to be at Gulf and Magnolia from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m.
The city also has recycling bins on Pine Avenue.
For any questions about the spring clean up or recy-
cling, call Commissioner George McKay at city hall -
778-0781.

Island museum begins
summer hours
The Island Historical Museum will start summer
hours on Thursday, May 1. The museum will be open
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday.
Admission is free. Donations are gratefully ac-
cepted.
The museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City,
includes a gift shop with a variety of Island souve-
nirs. Early Settlers bread will not be on sale dur-
ing the summer.

Mayor to hold
'Fireside Chat' May 1
Holmes Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner will host
a coffee and his version of a "Fireside Chat" from 10
a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 1, at the Island Branch
Library in Holmes Beach.
Citizens are invited to express their opinions about
city business and can expect to receive current infor-
mation from the mayor on the recently attended hurri-
cane conference.

Woman's Club to hold
farewell luncheon
The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island, Inc.,
will hold its Farewell Charity Luncheon at noon on
Wednesday, May 7, at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
Members are asked to bring their own table ser-
vice.
The program will feature "The Elephant in the Liv-
ing Room," a viewing of family mental health pre-
sented by Pierrette Kelly, Center director.
Membership inquiries may be made to Margaret
Art, second vice president, at 778-3624.


Metro Crime Prevention to
speak to Artists Guild
A crime prevention awareness program will be
given at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island at its
monthly social to be held on Monday, May 5, at 7 p.m.
at the Church of the Annunciation, Lowe Hall, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
The public is welcome and refreshments will be
served at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, call 778-6694.

Temple observes Yom
Hashoah
Temple Beth Israel will observe Yom Hashoah, the
day which was established to remember the Holocaust
and the six million Jews who perished, on Friday, May
2, at 8 p.m. at 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key.
At Saturday's Shabbat 10 a.m. service, six mem-
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Anna Maria gets insurance savings bonus


Anna Maria homeowners who have flood insur-
ance will receive a 10-percent discount from the fed-
eral government on their policies for each of the next
five years.
The total number of flood insurance policies in
force for Anna Maria City is 1,187 with total dollar
coverage of $151,007,400 and a written premium of
$773,463. Thus, savings to the insured citizens is
$77,346.30.
For the past five years residents have received a 5-
percent discount.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency in-
creased the city's Community Rating Service from


Class 8 to Class 9.
The rating increase resulted from work by the
city's public works department and its director, Phil
Charnock. The city voluntarily complied with a com-
plicated set of FEMA rules and regulations.
"It's a four-inch-thick manual filled with gobbledy-
gook that's far more complicated than the Southern Stan-
dard Building Code," Chamock said. "We had to do
things like show the number of miles of drainage ditches
we clean in a year. It's a lot of paperwork related to pre-
venting flooding and damage."
It looks as though the effort was worthwhile for
the city's FEMA-insured homeowners.


I OBITUARIES


Steven Thomas Cooley
Steven Thomas Cooley, 39, of Holmes Beach, died
April 25 in Manatee County.
He died in a motorcycle crash on the winding
Palma Sola Boulevard in Bradenton.
Cooley was killed about 11:45 p.m. He apparently
drove his 1994 Harley Davidson motorcycle onto the
shoulder until it struck a mound of dirt. The motorcycle
flew 60 feet and Cooley was thrown another 29 feet.
Cooley was wearing his helmet but landed amidst
concrete block rubble. He was pronounced dead at
Columbia Blake Hospital.
He founded Prostaff Human Resources Inc. of
Bradenton in 1995. He was area president for
NovaSource, the company that recently bought
Prostaff. Prior to founding Prostaff, Cooley served as
staff counsel for Staff Leasing, the company founded
by his father.
Cooley was an attorney with the Public Defender's
Office and a former prosecutor with the State
Attorney's Office in Bradenton.
He was a member of Florida Association of Profes-
sional Employers Organization, National Association
of Professional Employers Organization and Manatee
County Bar Association, Hernando de Soto Historical
Society and State Licensing Board for the Department
of Business and Professional Regulation for Employee
Leasing.
Born in Jackson, Miss., Mr. Cooley came to Mana-
tee County from there in 1962.
He is survived by his fiancee, Janette Dunnigan of
Holmes Beach; two daughters, Mallory and Stephanie,
both of Bradenton; his parents, H. Thomas and Doris
of Bradenton; a sister, Gwen Elmore of Bradenton; and
a brother, Dennis of Bradenton.
Service was held at Bean Point on the north end of
Anna Maria Island. Brown and Sons Funeral Home
was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Manatee Children's Services,
1101 Sixth Ave. W., Bradenton, Fla. 34205.

Alfred Garrelts
Alfred Garrelts, 79, of Holmes Beach and Colum-
bus, Ohio, died April 26 at Columbia Blake Medical
Center.
Mr. Garrelts wintered in this area since 1980. He
was vice president of Atlas-Butler Heating & Cooling.
He was a Lutheran and served in the U.S. Marine Corps
in WWII.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice; a daughter,
Donna Morehouse of Pickerington, Ohio; a son, Craig



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When we received a call from folks we had met,
To go down to the beach to see the sunset.
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mation Lutheran Church, Columbus. In lieu of flow-
ers, memorial donations may be made to Reformation
Lutheran Church, 1355 S. Hamilton Rd., Columbus,
Ohio 43227.
Palmetto Funeral Home was in charge of the ar-
rangements.

Eleanor H. Rowe
Eleanor H. Rowe, 82, of Anna Maria, died April
25 in Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Kenton, Ohio, Mrs. Rowe came to Mana-
tee County from Dayton, Ohio, in 1982. She was a
homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters, Susan of
Garberville, Calif., and Leslie Vanderberg of
Catawda, Va.; two sons, James of Aurora, Colo., and
Timothy of Holmes Beach; two sisters, Dorothy Vail
and Eileen Webster, both of Bradenton; three broth-
ers, Richard Hennessy of Holmes Beach, Dan
Hennessy of Bradenton and William Hennessy of
Celina, Ohio; and one grandchild.
There will be no services. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, was in charge of the arrange-
ments.

Diana Lehners Schnoor
Diana Lehners-Schnoor, 37, of Anna Maria Is-
land, died April 24 in Hospice House.
Born in St. Petersburg, Mrs. Schnoor came to
Manatee County from there in 1996. She worked as
a receptionist for a physician in St. Petersburg. She
attended Roser Memorial Community Church in
Anna Maria City and Calvary Chapel in St. Peters-
burg. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Open
Bible Church in Iowa. She taught Sunday School and
sang in the choir.
She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Jay of
Anna Maria Island and St. Petersburg; two daughters,
Jennifer Ruth and Kristen Marie, both of Anna Maria
Island; a sister, Marilyn Dries of Anna Maria Island;
and her parents, Martin and Ruth Lehners of St. Pe-
tersburg.
A graveside service was held at Fogartyville
Cemetery in Bradenton with the Rev. Richard Joyner
and the Rev. Vivian Laird officiating. Burial was in
Fogartyville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to
Hospice House, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton, Fla.
34205. Shannon Funeral Home was in charge of the
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 APRIL 30, 1997 M PAGE 11 IjI

Commission may set policy on code complaints


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The Holmes Beach Commission is considering
setting a policy on whether the city should accept

Cat, watercolor exhibits
at library
The Island Branch Library invites the public to
view two exhibits during the month of May.
Helen Swift provides the first exhibit entitled
"Cats." Swift, a former librarian, and her late hus-
band shared a love of felines, and over the years
collected a wide variety of feline collectibles such
as cat-shaped boxes, rare porcelain figurines,
framed Chinese stitchery and books.
She was instrumental in the construction of
the present-day Island Branch Library and contin-
ues to volunteer over 100 hours per year.
"Watercolors" by Delores Engler will also be
on view. The head of the art department at a Day-
ton, Ohio, high school, Engler is affiliated with
several Ohio art organizations as well as the
Manatee Art League, Longboat Key Art Center
and the Florida Suncoast Society.
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complaints.
The question arose last week when Commissioner
Pat Geyer said, "Any complaint the city gets should
come with a name. Back years ago it was always that
way. If the person gave his name it was looked into, but
if it was anonymous, it wasn't looked into."
Geyer specifically referred to anonymous com-
plaints to Mayor Bob VanWagoner about the parking
of the Privateers' boat float on a vacant lot at the cor-
ner of Clark Drive and Clark Lane.
City Clerk Leslie Ford said that for the past few
years, the city has responded to anonymous complaints.
"We need direction from the commission on that,"
she said. "If the complainant gives his name, it be-
comes public record."
Commissioner Ron Robinson said the city should
respond to anonymous complaints because complain-
ants could be harassed by alleged violators.
"You take some little old lady that has a totally
unreasonable person in her neighborhood should
that complainant have to give her name and take a
chance on it getting worse?" he asked.
"If it's something the commission is going to take
action on, complainants should give their names," Com-
missioner Carol Whitmore said. "But if its something like


Ron's talking about, that should be treated differently."
Commissioners Luke Courtney and Don Maloney
agreed with Geyer.
"This specific incident (the Privateers' float) is
typical of the problems anonymous complaints can
cause," Maloney said. "They were parked there for 18
years and everybody was perfectly happy, but now
somebody, someplace, who has called in an anony-
mous complaint thinks this harms the area."
Robinson said a person who lives near the lot had
approached him with a complaint.
"In my mind there's no harm done with anony-
mous complaints except the situation where you have
a series of anonymous complaints on the same issue
that have already been investigated by the city and have
been found to have no substance," City Attorney
Patricia Petruff said. "At that point it becomes very
obvious that it's some sort of neighborhood dispute."
She said other agencies set a limit on the number
of investigations on the same complaint, so they don't
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M PAGE 12 APRIL 30, 1997 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


'Third Wave' catches last wave


By Bonner Presswood and Joy Courtney
The tiny (45-foot trimaran) ship was tossed.
The first passer-by on the beach at Beach Street
where the sailboat "Third Wave" was beached com-
mented, "Looks like Gilligan's Island."
The result was nearly as bad for skipper Don
Liggett of Atlanta.
Liggett bought the boat in Madeira Beach on Tues-
day, April 22, and was heading south to the Bahamas
when he anchored for the night about 15 miles off the
southern tip of Anna Maria.
Sometime during the night, Liggett says the man
on watch awoke him saying there was something
wrong with the boat.
They hoisted the sails and set sail. Just after they
got underway, though, Liggett found that the port pon-
toon crossmember was breaking away from the keel,
creating a hole in the hull and allowing the pontoon to
move about freely.
When they began taking on water, Liggett said,
they tried the radio. Either no one was listening or the
radio wasn't working.


They decided to drop the sails and motor back to-
ward land. Liggett said he and his two crew members
debated anchoring until daylight or beaching the boat.
They opted to beach it, agreeing they'd be safer.
The trio of sailors had no idea were they were when
they came to shore between Beach and Park streets in
Anna Maria.
In the dark, Liggett went ashore to try and find out
where they were and get help. The first house he came
to had no lights on and a lot of "no trespassing" signs,
so he decided looking around in the dark wasn't a good
idea. He returned to the boat to wait for daylight and
maybe get some sleep.
Sleep avoided the three men as the "Third Wave"
was tossed about by wave action. The shore break be-
gan to intensify, slamming the grounded hull into the
sand with each wave, causing more damage.
When daylight came, Liggett didn't have to go
looking for help, it found him. At first, a man walking
the beach asked if they were all right and if he could
help. Liggett took him up on it and they began remov-
ing pieces of gear.


Soon two women joined the brigade with others
following. With most of the salvageable gear on the
beach by noon, the storm hit.
The same storm Liggett saw on television before
he left Clearwater and thought he could outrun -
reached the Island's beaches and forced him to aban-
don his gear on the beach.
Liggett said the weather wasn't his problem.
"It wasn't the weather and it wasn't sailing,"
Liggett said on the beach as he vacantly watched the
volunteers unload gear. "It was a design problem. I've
been sailing for 47 years and it wasn't a sailing prob-
lem. The problem was the design of the boat."
He declined to say how much he paid for the boat.
"I've got problems right now with people telling me to
get the boat off the beach the marine patrol and the
coast guard. That's going to cost me more money."
Two men from a salvage company discussed
where they could take the boat that could handle get-
ting it out of the water. Great American. Snead Island.
PLEASE SEE BOAT, NEXT PAGE


Third Wave was discovered at daylight on Wednes-
day, April 23, beached between Beach and Park
streets in Anna Maria by early beachgoers. The 45-
foot trimaran appeared in good shape at 7:30 a.m.
but was crashing with each new wave.


By noon, volunteers helped owner Don Liggett's On Monday, April 28, a crew finalized the salvage
crew unload gear and valuables to prevent loss to process with chain saws. The mast was valued at
scavengers. The crossmember on the port pontoon $1,500 to $2,000 and an outboard engine worth
was severed from the center hull and waves had $$600-800 was salvaged but the rest is a loss,
broken the pontoon in half. Liggett says. Islander Photos: Bonner Presswood


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Several citizens have offered to aid the Holmes
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trailer ordinance.
The ordinance has created controversy since its
passage last year because it restricts trailer and RV
parking to side and back yards. Some residents said that
would force them to remove costly landscaping and
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At the last work session, commissioners were
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"There are two groups (looking at the ordinance),"
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BOAT, FROM PAGE 12
Tarpon Springs.
The storm answered that question for them.
Liggett and his crew found their way to Haley's
Motel and with the storm at its height, where Liggett
found only enough strength to say to owner Joy
Courtney, "We are shipwrecked. We need sleep."
Courtney said she thought Liggett was kidding


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M APRIL 30, 1997 M PAGE 13 Ei


I


Crumbs
Wit and wisdom by native
Floridian Gib Bergquist


Our finest
The Cracker, as a retired "G-man," is observ-
ing Law Enforcement Appreciation Month which
starts May 1. You are invited to join him.
It has been said that a good law enforcement
officer must possess the patience of Job; the wis-
dom of Solomon; the legal knowledge of a judge;
the love, compassion, kindness, consideration and
understanding of Mother Teresa; and a willingness
to daily lay your life on the line for the people you
serve.
We are fortunate here on Anna Maria Island to
have some outstanding law enforcement officers.
The next time you meet one, let the officer know
how much you appreciate her or him. We all need
a pat on the back now and then.
The Cracker's personal choice as "The Father
of Modern Law Enforcement" is, of course, his
former boss, John Edgar Hoover.
Mr. Hoover was appointed director of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation on May 10,
1924, and served with distinction until his death
on May 2, 1972, just eight days short of 48 years


until she noticed Liggett's color was ashen and the
young man with him was in a zombie-like state. The
third crew member left to go back to Clearwater.
Obviously it was no joke.
After the storm, Liggett found the boat too dam-
aged to tow and opted to hire a crew with chain saws
and a truck to remove the boat from the beach. It took
five days of rough seas, wind and intermittent rain to
get the job done but most of the boat and the debris left


of dedicated service.
For the last 21 of those years, the Cracker
worked for Mr. Hoover and for the last 14 years of
this period served on his staff of FBI headquarters
in Washington, D.C., a very tumultuous time in
; American history.
There have been some detractors who have at-
tempted to dishonor Mr. Hoover and his achievements
with half-truths and innuendoes, none of which stand
up when placed in proper context and moment in his-
torv.


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As one example, Mr. Hoover's quarrel with the
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King was not over the
issue of the civil rights movement but over the fact
that Dr. King, with his womanizing peccadilloes,
was not living up to the precepts of what is expected
of a Christian minister.
Mr. Hoover was also equally appalled by the
"extracurricular activities" of President John F.
Kennedy.
It was a sad day indeed as the Cracker watched
the funeral car bearing his fallen leader travel at a
lively pace down Pennsylvania Avenue enroute to
Congressional Cemetery.
It appeared that, even in death, Mr. Hoover
wanted everything done in a hurry. Actually, the
reason for the haste was to reach the cemetery for
the final farewells before the media and the curious
could distract from the solemnity of the occasion.
The past 25 years have passed quickly for the
Cracker. On May 2, G-men and G-women, past and
present, will gather at Congressional Cemetery to
pay homage and respect in a special commemora-
tive ceremony honoring Mr. Hoover.


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Oops, woops, uh-oh
Last week's "stir" focused on recent problems expe-
rienced by recreational users of roadways in Anna Maria
kids of all ages on roller blades, bicycles and skate-
boards.
While the problem still hasn't been addressed offi-
cially, it was brought to my attention by Holmes Beach
Police Lt. Dale Stephenson that I stated "Keystoners are
at it again in Holmes Beach," rather than Anna Maria.
Big faux paus. I certainly meant to refer to Anna
Maria sheriff s deputies as Keystone cops, and not the
officers in Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach officers are seemingly tolerant of
the many roller bladers enjoying the use of the road -
particularly where no alternative, a sidewalk, or accept-
able path exists. They also appear to recognize that kids
use skateboards to get from one point to another.
Most importantly, in Holmes Beach, officers famil-
iar kids and their parents and haven't found it necessary
to fingerprint and criminalize the few juveniles who
manage to violate bicycle regulations.
Haven't you too met "Officer Friendly," AKA
Chuck Stearns?
Letters "to the editor" and phone calls are pouring in
on the subject, with at least one writer calling for Anna
Maria to end the contract with the Manatee County
Sheriff's Department and contract with Holmes Beach
for police protection in the northernmost city.
Not a new idea but one that's traditionally been
hard for Anna Marians to swallow. Liken the attitude
to southerners maintaining their fight for independence
during the Civil War.
Like it or not, the deputies assigned to Anna Maria
since the departure of Deputies Julius Dengler and
Steve Ogline haven't exuded an Island attitude.
Sheriff s deputies are usually looking for more action
than Anna Maria can provide.


Batters up at Anna Maria Island

Little League
Major League Schedule
All games played at Anna Maria Island Community Center. Weekday games begin immediately.after minor
league play approximately 7 p.m. Saturday games begin at 9 a.m.
Wednesday April 30 Tip of the Island vs. Haley's Motel
Thursday May 1 Jim Boast Dodge vs. Kiwanis
Saturday May 3 Anna Maria Fire District vs. Tip of the Island
Monday May 5 Kiwanis vs. Haley's Motel
Tuesday May 6 Tip of the Island vs. Jim Boast Dodge

Minor League
All games played at the Center except Thursday games at Longboat Field.
Wednesday April 30 5 p.m. Betsy Hills vs. Air & Energy
Thursday May 1 5 p.m. Quality Builders vs. C&M Construction
Friday May 2 5 p.m. Air & Energy vs. Betsy Hills
Friday May 2 7 p.m. Islander Bystander vs. Bali-Hai
Saturday May 3 11 a.m. Carpet Network vs. Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
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Saturday May 3


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The event is a benefit for the family of Mathew
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Ghost who was killed recently in an auto accident.
Friends at the Dry Dock are hoping to raise money
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It's great to see people pull together in time of
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often these days and there's more on the way.
The family of Gil Pierola Jr. will be looking for
help for his former wife for non-insured cancer treat-
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Lunch: Hot Dog on Bun or Chicken Nug- *
1 gets, coleslaw, French Fries, Juice
Tuesday, 5/6/97
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Breakfast: Eggs, Toast, Juice
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Breakfast: Pretzel w/Cheese, Juice
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Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Nachos & Cheese, *
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
April 18, burglary, 9707 Gulf Drive, Sign of the
Mermaid. The victim reported a person unknown en-
tered through a window and ransacked an area of the
restaurant.
April 20, DWLS, 700 block of Jacaranda. The
deputy observed the subject driving with a broken tail
light. A computer check showed the subject had a sus-
pended license for failure to pay traffic fines. The sub-
ject was placed in custody.
April 21, domestic battery, 9906 Gulf Drive,
laundromat. The victim and suspect were having an
argument and the suspect pushed the victim into a
washing machine, said the report. The victim refused
EMS treatment and would not sign an affidavit. The
suspect was placed in custody.
April 22, burglary to an automobile, 200 block of
North Bay Boulevard. The victim reported a person
unknown entered the vehicle and rummaged through
the glove box.

Bradenton Beach
April 16, burglary to a vehicle, criminal mischief,
Coquina Bayside. A person unknown entered several
vehicles and removed a cassette radio valued at $150
and.tools valued at $1,500 from one vehicle and an
amplifier valued at $150 and 12 cassettes valued at
$120 from another vehicle. Damages to the three ve-
hicles were $150, $50 and $50.
April 16, burglary to a vehicle, criminal mischief,
Cortez Beach. The victim heard a car alarm and ob-
served two subjects enter a vehicle then leave the area.

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He found the lock on his vehicle damaged and a fanny
pack valued at $25, three pounds in English currency,
$57 in cash, a wallet valued at $10 and a set of keys
missing.
April 16, found property a commercial fertil-
izer spreader, Church Street and Second Avenue North.
April 18, aggravated domestic assault with a
knife, 201 Gulf Drive N., Oma's Pizza. The victim re-
ported the suspect tried to kill him with a knife. The
suspect was placed in custody.
April 18, grand theft, 500 block of Gulf Drive
North on the beach. The victim returned from swim-
ming and found a person unknown had removed her
purse containing a cellular phone valued at $200, $300
in cash, a credit card, identification, a set of keys and
a gold necklace.
April 20, domestic battery, 2400 block of Avenue
C. The victim reported the suspect struck him in the
nose, causing it to bleed. The officer spoke to the sus-
pect who said the victim was trying to kill herself and
when he stopped her, she hit her nose on the wall. The
suspect was placed in custody.
April 22, found property a purse, Coquina
Beach.
April 23, suspicious circumstances, 200 Bridge
Street, Bradenton Beach City Pier. The complainant
reported she observed an intoxicated white male fish-
ing from the pier but when she was leaving he had dis-
appeared. His fishing poles and lines were out and his
cooler and bait bucket were still there. The officer
searched the area and the water but did not find the
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April 23, burglary to an automobile, Leffis Key.
The victim reported a person unknown entered the ve-
hicle and removed a purse valued at $60 containing a
wallet valued at $40, a driver's license, a credit card,
a bank debit card, $100 in cash and a set of keys.
April 24, grand theft, burglary, 100 block of Sixth
Street South. The victim reported the suspect was stay-
ing with her and she asked him to leave. The victim left
the residence and when she returned, she observed that
someone had climbed in the bathroom window.
She left again and when she returned, she found
someone had entered through the bathroom window
again and removed a diamond ring valued at $2,100, a
necklace valued a $650 and a three-ring set valued at
$1,200. She said the suspect knew where the jewelry
was located.
The detective interviewed the suspect who admit-
ted to taking some of the jewelry and pawning the
three-ring set. The suspect said he did not take the dia-
mond ring but did take a tennis bracelet. The jewelry
was recovered.
April 24, lost property a wallet, 200 Gulf
Drive North, Beach House restaurant.
April 24, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown entered
the vehicle and removed a purse containing credit
cards, bank books, $100 in cash, identification, a set of
keys and three sets of earrings valued at $300. Later the
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and charger valued at $243.97 and a battery valued at
$115.50 were missing from the trunk of his vehicle. He
was unsure where the theft occurred.

Holmes Beach
April 18, 5325 Marina Drive. The complainant
reported a person unknown broke a glass window in-
side the restaurant.
April 18, burglary to an automobile, 28th Street
and Avenue E. The victim reported a person unknown
entered the vehicle on March 29 and removed two
credit cards and two ATM cards. He reported the inci-
dent when he learned that $400 had been removed from
his bank account.
April 19, noise, 100 block of 49th Street. The
complainant reported skateboarding juveniles awak-
ened her. The officer advised them to stop for the night.
April 19, assault, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry
Dock. The victim said he was at the bar with a friend
and the suspect came in and started causing problems.
The suspect was asked to leave the bar and did, but
returned, approached the victim and hit him in the back
of the head with her fist, then hit him in the face. The
suspect was placed in custody.
April 19, suspicious, Marina Drive and 75th
Street. The complainant reported a dead sea turtle in a
back yard. The officer reported the only sea turtle he
could find was a plastic sea turtle sand box.
April 20, assist fire department, 3200 East Bay
Drive, Shell's. The officer reported to Shell's to assist
the fire department with an alarm. They found the
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fire alarm, they set off the burglar alarm. The keyholder
responded to reset the burglar alarm.
April 20, noise, 4900 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported loud noise and the officer advised
the construction workers that the city prohibits con-
struction on Sunday.
April 20, Marchman Act, 700 block of Manatee
Avenue. The officer observed the subject staggering in
traffic. He noted the subject was too intoxicated to care
for himself and had no one to care for him. The subject
was placed in custody.
April 20, assistance, 59th Street and Flotilla
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van resting against a telephone pole. He then observed
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April 22, battery, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
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nose to bleed. The subjects were not found.
April 23, burglary, 100 block of 39th Street. The
victim reported a person unknown entered the resi-
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Rivers flow, ah, downhill


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspective
Torrential flooding up north this spring will be
sending a huge slug of pollution down the Mississippi
soon to mess up the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Maybe cause red tide and other bad stuff. Right?
Well no, mostly that's wrong. Here's why.
If you'll recall, nearly all the flooding news has
come from areas along the Red River, a body of water
forming the boundary between North Dakota and Min-
nesota. Even now, towns down river are building dikes
and laying sandbags in preparation for the flooding to
come. But "down river" is a misleading term here.
You see, the river flows northward. It empties
into Lake Winnipeg, a huge body of water in Canada
that's 280 miles long and about 65 miles wide at its
broadest point.
Enough people have told me about the coming dam-
age to the Gulf as a result of northern flooding this spring
that I just had to pass that along. Sure, there's some dam-
age every spring from what I call the "Midwest's spring
purge," but there shouldn't be an unusual amount of flood-
water entering into the Gulf this spring.
Giving credit where it's due, my brother the
"Minesnowton" pointed this out to me and he's right.
You can check it in the atlas yourself.

Do just about anything
... and somebody is going to say that it's wrong.
Take Mote's release of 5,000 snook a couple of weeks
ago.
You'll recall that scientists at Mote recently made
a breakthrough in raising snook. For the first time in
Florida history they've been able to hatch, grow them
to five inches or more and then finally release a large
number of snook.
Was it cheap? No. But it was the first time anyone
has done it. Besides, of the $1.7 million spent, $1.5
million came from private funds. Two hundred thou-
sand dollars of government money doesn't seem like
much for a "first" the likes of this.
But there are complaints. Ron Taylor of the Florida
Marine Research Institute in St. Petersburg says the
money could have been used better. Taylor says, "We'd
be better advised to use our research money on studying
[snook] habitats before you go out haphazardly releasing
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Well, maybe he's got a point, but I don't think he's
right. Now we've not only got a lot of new snook fin-
gerlings out there, more importantly we've also got the
know-how to breed and raise them in quantity for the
first time.
We know now that it can be done.
For that alone we owe Mote a very big debt of
thanks.

The latest solution
How we like to tamper with nature. Scientists from
the U.S. Department of Agriculture released 300 im-
ported beetles in Broward County last week that are
supposed to stunt melaleuca trees, commonly referred
to on Anna Maria as punk trees because of the peeling,
paper-like bark.
"From what we've seen in the lab and impacts they
have on the plants in their native range in Australia, I'm
confident we're going to see some action out of these
guys," says Greg Jubinsky, chair of Florida's Exotic
Pest Plant Council.
Supposedly the beetle only eats melaleucas, so
they shouldn't be harming anything else. But re-
member kudzu? That's the imported, vining plant
that seems to thrive even when you throw a cutting
in the middle of a parking lot and don't water it.
Before very long, the kudzu cutting will have taken
over the entire shopping center.


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And how about the cane toad that's been called "a
hopping toxic waste dump" and that has no natural
enemies? That one was imported from Australia at the
bidding of sugar cane growers to eat beetles. Well, it
turned out the beetles were only active at night and the
toads hopped in daylight, so the toads ate everything
else in sight, and they're still a problem there.
Then there's tilapia. Brought to Florida to eat
hydrilla, an exotic water plant clogging the state's
waterways, the tilapia, a fish made popular on local
menus when farm raised, didn't make much of a dent
in the wild on the hydrilla crop but they did drive out
most of the large mouth bass.
Frankly, they don't taste as good as bass, and aren't
as much fun to catch either.
So our success rate in importing critters to fight off
other imported critters is a mixed one. Called
"biocontrols," programs such as these were considered
the hot answer at one time. But now, after the calami-
ties such as kudzu, there's a growing chorus of concern
about importing critters that promise to be the "latest
solution."
On the other hand, nobody is immune to the "law
of unintended consequences." Scientists are paid to
help solve our problems, not unlike the mechanic who
works on my car. But it is funny how often he fixes
something only to have something else quickly break.
Sometimes we just don't comprehend how an ac-
tion can generate a result we really never thought pos-
sible. Just remember kudzu.
See you next week.


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Rough seas don't affect backwater red, trout action


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Rough weather has kept most fishers either in port
or working in the backwaters, but there are still some
good reports of kingfish and cobia offshore for those
willing to brave the seas. Backwater fishing is superb,
with excellent reports of trout, redfish and snook.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been catching drum, a lot of redfish, a few
mackerel and pompano and snook in the early morn-
ing hours.
Ken at the Anna Maria City Pier said anglers
there are still catching a few sheepshead and mackerel.
Redfish seem to be coming around the pier in the late
afternoons and later in the evenings, he added.
Katie at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the
four-hour trips averaged 75 head of Key West
grunts, porgies and sand perch. The six-hour trips
averaged 125 head of triggerfish, porgies, Key West
grunts and black grouper. The nine-hour trips aver-
aged 40 head of mangrove snapper, triggerfish and
red and black grouper.
Capt. Zack on the Dee Jay II says snook, trout and
redfish are where the bulk of the angling action is.
Snook are small is size, reds are ranging from 16 to 35
inches in length and trout fishing is very good with
some nice-sized 27-inchers. And here's some bad-
news, good-news: cobia action is starting to slow, but
tarpon hook-ups are picking up.
Bruce at Annie's of Cortez Bait & Tackle said his
customers are reporting good redfish action in Palma
Sola Bay.
Capt. Jason Hensee on the Neva-Miss said he's
been putting his charters onto some gag grouper up
to 28 inches long, cobia up to 39 inches and kingfish
stretching better than four feet. Capt. Hensee is find-
ing cut bait works best for the grouper and cobia,
while trolling is the most effective way to land those
big kings.
Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand Slam said he's
been catching black fin tuna up to 35 pounds, black
grouper at about 15 pounds and some 10-pound snap-
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Capt. Rick Gross said he's also hooking up on
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On my boat Magic we've been doing very well
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Capt. Tom Chaya said the wind and seas are
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Rick at Island Discount Tackle said kingfish and
cobia are still being caught offshore. Closer to the Is-
land, tarpon are starting to show up and he suggested
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At the Sunshine Skyway Fishing Pier, anglers
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Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Apr30 9:20 1.5 1:02 -0.1 6:39 1.8 12:39 1.3
May 1 9:48 1.6 2:05 0.0 8:18 1.7 2:31 1.1
May 2 10:14 1.8 2:58 0.2 9:46 1.7 3:41 0.8
May 3 10:40 1.9 3:44 0.3 11:01 1.6 4:40 0.4
May4 11:04 2.1 4:23 0.5 5:29 0.2
May 5 12:07 1.6 4:53 0.7 11:30a 2.2* 6:13 -0.1
NM May 6 1:07 1.5 5:19 0.9 11:58a 2.3* 6:55 -0.2
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Island Baseball

-=A -The week
that wa...
s-- By Kevin P. Cassidy
Mousseau's stellar effort
takes the win for Tip
The Tip of the Island rode the three-hit, complete-
game pitching effort of Joey Mousseau to defeat
Kiwanis by a score of 6-4 Tuesday night at the Anna
Maria Community Center.
Mousseau also helped his team at the plate, go-
ing two for two with two walks and two runs scored,
while Michael Pocino added two RBIs. Bobby Gib-
bons, Peter Birch and Andy Rauch each had singles
to support Kiwanis.
Tip scored three first-inning runs on walks to Evan


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Smith, Mousseau and Pocino with Smith and
Mousseau easily scoring thanks to two passed balls to
take the early lead. After Ben Miller walked Taylor
Manning, Kiwanis brought Ryan Allis to the mound.
Allis promptly walked Chad Richardson and Peter
Dowling which brought Pocino home from third to
make the score 3-0. Allis then settled down to strike out
Kyle Dale and Kim DiPaola to get out of the inning.
Mousseau retired Kiwanis one-two-three in the
bottom of the inning which set the stage for Tip to ex-
tend their lead in the top of the second. Jeremy
LeGrand and Mousseau led off with walks and ad-
vanced to second and third on a passed ball. Pocino
garnered an RBI on a fielder's choice as LeGrand
waltzed home to increase the lead to 4-0. Manning then
came through with an RBI single that plated Mousseau
to make the score 5-0 after an inning and a half.
The bottom of the inning was looking bleak for
Kiwanis as Mousseau struck out Miller and John Cicero
before the Tip's usually reliable defense crumbled.
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BASEBALL, FROM PAGE 20


DiPaola went for a long fly ball hit to right field by
Christian Bax. She broke her finger trying to make the
play and Bax circled the bases to put Kiwanis on the
scoreboard. A single by Birch was followed by three
errors and two passed balls which brought Birch, Robby
Dial and Rauch across the plate, cutting the Kiwanis
deficit to one run.
Tip scored an insurance run in the fourth inning on
singles by LeGrand and Mousseau with both of them
moving into scoring position on a passed ball. Pocino got
his second RBI on another fielder's choice that scored
LeGrand and ended the scoring at 6-4.
Mousseau's stellar effort got the win and Miller took
the loss. Allis relieved Miller and kept Kiwanis in the
game with 5 2/3 innings pitched, allowing three hits,
three runs while striking out nine batters.
In other action, AMFD beat Haley's Motel by a score
of 5-3 as Josh Sato and Steve Yencho combined to limit
Haley's to five hits and three runs while striking out 13.
AMFD was led at the plate by Chase Parker who had a
single and scored a run and Casey Riegel's RBI double.
Bobby Cooper was saddled with the loss as he
walked seven batters in only 2 2/3 innings of work.
Haley's was supported by Chad Alger who had an RBI
double and one run scored while Tyler Krauss chipped
in with a single and two runs scored.
Thursday night saw Kiwanis beat AMFD 9-8 in a
game that Kiwanis led 9-3 until two outs in the bottom
of the sixth inning. AMFD scored five runs before Josh


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Maj4
Second half of season stand
Tip of the Island
Anna Maria Fire Department 1
Kiwanis 1
Jim Boast Dodge 0
Haley's Motel 0
First half champs:
Tip of the Island, 8-2
At bats
Bobby Gibbons, Kiwanis
Ryan Allis, Kiwanis
Ryan Mijares, AMFD
Ben Miller, Kiwanis
Chase Parks, AMFD
Runs scored
Jeremy Legrand, Tip
Allis
Joey Mousseau, Tip
Mike Cagnina, JBD
Tyler Krauss, Haley's
Bobby Gibbons, Kiwanis
Base hits
Allis
Mousseau
Legrand
Miller
Michael Pocino, Tip
Bobby Cooper, Haley's
Doubles
Cooper
Miller
Mousseau
Chad Alger, Haley's
Mijares
Triples
Cagnina
Everett Southwick, Kiwanis
12 tied with 1


or
ngs
1-0
1-1
1-1
0-0


League box scores as of A|
Home runs Batting average continued
Mosseau 4 Miller .342
Cagnina 2 Hunter Green, Haley's .333
6 tied with 1 Krauss .333


1-1 Total bases
Mousseau
Allis
Cagnina
Miller
43 Cooper
42
42 Runs batted in
38 Mousseau
37 Miller
Cooper
Pocino
18 Allis
18 Ben Sato, AMFD
16
14 Bases on balls
13 Casey Ryger, AMFD
13 Katrina Lathrop, AMFD
Dustin Cole, JBD
Krauss
17 Aaron Lowman, Haley's
16 Robby Diaz, Kiwanis
13
13 Fewest strikeouts
12 Brandon Roberts, Haley's
12 Peter Dowling, Tip
Billy Bob Goldsmitt, JBD
4 tied with 4
6
6 Batting average
4 Mousseau
4 Legrand
4 Pocino
Allis
Johnny Cicero, Kiwanis
2 Cagnina
2 Alger
Cooper


Sato was nailed at the plate trying to tie the score.
Ben Miller got the win and helped his team at the
plate, going two for four with a triple and three RBIs








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On-base percentage
Legrand
Mousseau
Pocino
Green
Krauss
David Michael, Haley's
Cole
Lathrop
Cicero
Sato
Slugging percentage
Mousseau
Cagnina
Sato
Pocino
Green
Michael
Miller
Legrand
Cooper
Allis
Games pitched
Allis
Mousseau
Stephen Yencho, AMFD
Mario Torres, JBD
Alger
Games started
Mousseau
Alger
Allis
Cooper
Bucci


pril 26

Complete games
Mousseau
Allis
Yencho
Bucci
Alger
Cooper
Innings pitched
Allis
Mousseau
Alger
Yencho
Bucci
Games won
Mousseau
Allis
Dowling
Torres
Cooper
Strikeouts
Mousseau
Allis
Yencho
Alger
Cooper
ERA
Mousseau
Manning
Lowman
Dowling
Yencho
Torres
Alger


5
4
3
3
2
2

39 2/3
38 1/3
30
29
25

6-1
3-2
2-1
2-1
2-1

70
62
61
47
41

0.47
1.80
1.80
1.94
2.68
2.68
3.20


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This spacious 3BR/2BA residence includes a 1BR V/Y of T BAY 7~P 7s- /, t
apartment plus deeded boat dock! Only a few blocks 7 ,rL l //, oco
to beach! What a deal at only $175,000!


OWNER SAYS
"NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED!"
Super 3BR/2BA North Beach Village townhouse within
steps of the beach! Includes brick driveway, upgraded
landscaping, ceramic-tiled floors in bathroom and
kitchen. Asking $150,000. MAKE OFFER TODAY!

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413 Poinsettia
A 2BR/2BA split design home with two-car
garage, canal front Florida room with breakfast
bar to kitchen, dock and davits. $199,000.


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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
CANALFRONT LARGE LOT Seawall, davits. 2 or 3BR,
fireplace, family room, two-car garage, newly painted
exterior. Over 1,800 sq. ft. Custom-built; original owner.
PANORAMIC VIEW OF BAY AND SUNRISES enchant
one while fawn and fauna enhance this 2BR/2BA, direct
bayfront. Pool. 2-car carport and many extras. $119,995.
OWNER WANTS OFFERS.
FIRST HOME BUYERS AND RETIREES ALIKE will ap-
preciate this 3BR/2BA home in a popular west
Bradenton area. 2-car garage, workroom. Walk to,
schools, churches and shopping. $89,900.
PALMA SOLA BAY is one-half block away. Caged pool
with this well-maintained 3BR/2BA home. Two-car
garage, family room, fireplace. Quiet cul-de-sac street.
All for $139,000. GREAT VALUE!
COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
GULF FRONT 22-UNIT APARTMENT MOTEL 110' of
white sandy beach front plus "private beach". Heated pool,
recent improvements. If you are a serious buyer, compare
and you will own this "one of a kind" value. $1,995,000.
5351 Gulf Drive 778-0807 Eves. 778-5427
or Toll Free at 1-800-956-0807



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ANNA MARIA NEAR BAY. Extra deep corner
property at Anna Maria's north end. Partial bay view
from 2BR/1 BA home with tile floors. Spacious mas-
ter bedroom! Lots of potential for only $142,000.
Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-
2290 eves.









DO YOU NEED MORE SPACE? This Key
West-style elevated home offers 4BR/2BA,
cathedral ceilings, fireplace, large fenced yard,
two-car garage and just steps to the Bay.
$249,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or
Darcie 779-2290 eves.

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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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PICKY.

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provide them with the ambiance they're
looking for.

If your rental property has that
special "something," call us. We'll help
you turn your Off-Season On.


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Keal Estate, lne
71S-1101

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WONDERFUL BUSINESS 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
C0 oldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
605 Manatee Ave W Holmes Beach








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(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252










JUST REDUCED!
Fourplex just reduced, close to beach. All units renovated.
Owner financing. Under $80,000 per unit. Won't last long
at this price. For more information call Elizabeth Andricks
778-4800. $318,000.
PRIME GOLF VILLA- Class A membership at Tara Golf
& Country Club included with this turnkey furnished 2BR/
2BA ground-floor unit. Direct fairway views and private
garage complete this quality package. Just reduced to
$119,900. Ken Rickett 778-3026
COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING- Building is
situated in center of Holmes Beach. Uniquely designed
to be subdivided into as many as five independent offices.
Five A/C units and five meters. Shown by appointment.
$310,000. Stanley Williams 778-4800.
WATERFRONT BARGAIN- Live like royalty in this 1,386
sq. ft. 2BR/2BA canalfront end unit with private boat dock.
Priced over $17,000 less than the next cheapest unit in complex.
It won't last long. $95,000. Call Ken Rickett 778-3026.
LARGE CORNER LOT- This 2BR/2BA Island home is in
a quiet residential area. View of the canal. Short walk to beach
and fishing. Just reduced to $159,000. Owner financing avail-
able. Call Elizabeth Andricks for more information 778-4800.
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1-800-422-6325


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605 Manatee Ave. W Holmes Beach


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


Buy it, sell it, find it! From garage sales to car sales to rentals and real
estate, classified advertising in The Islander Bystander really works great.


Direct Gulffront
Anna Maria Island Club
"Endless Sunsets"
* turnkey-furnished giant pool
* sauna eat-in kitchen


S2BR/2BA


* Jacuzzi


* storage room private laundry room
& much more! Won't last Hurry!
Call Nick Patsios at (941) 778-6066
or Nick at Nite 778-4642


OPEN HOUSE
Sunday May 4, 1997
619 Emerald Lane
Key Royale, Holmes Beach
* price reduced
* nearly-new seawall, cap and slabs
* move-in condition
* best buy in Key Royale
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or Nick at Nite 778-4642





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REALTOR
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Office:
941-778-0766
Home:
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Fax: 941- 778-3035
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web. http://www.pruflorida.com
SAN REMO SHORES 3BR/2BA beautiful home with
access to bay and Gulf and room for a pool. $239,900.
#KS19202.
2 STORY KEY WEST HOME 3BR/2BA beautiful views
of the Gulf. Includes two-car garage. $288,900. #KS20674.
COCONUT BAYOU 3BR/2BA very secure quiet neigh-
borhood, just 300 steps to beach. $239,500. #KS19345.
ANNA MARIA BEACH 4BR/3BA home with serene
setting and attached efficiency apartment. $229,000.
#KS15935.
NATURE AT IT'S FINEST Enjoy this 5BR/4BA home
with fabulous views of Bimini Bay and MUCH MORE!
$595,000. #KS21249.
ONE BLOCK TO GULF 2BR/1.5BA home with room
for a pool. Also includes master suite and bath loads of
trees and floral bushes. $279,000. #KS18837.
GREAT BUY Very nice 4BR/2BA Richmond built
home with room for a pool. Including lots of extras.
$154,900. #KS20620.
SUNBOW BAY Large 4BR/3BA home with sensa-
tional look. Overlooks lush backyard and canal
dock.$169,500. #KS20120.

Property Management/Sales
West Bradenton Home
2BR/2BA ........................................ $850mth
Imperial House Condo
2BR/1BA ........................................ $700mth
Connie Volts WEEKLY/MONTHLY
e Island Paradise Condo
2BR/2BA ............... .................... $950wk
Gulf Beach Place
2BR/2BA .......................................... $850wk
Large home on canal 3BR/2BA ........ $900wk
Sunbow Bay 2BR/2BA (6months).... $1000mth
... 941-778-2055


ARTISTS RETREAT
Desirable floor plan, with gour-
met kitchen, hardwood floors
and caged pool. Great views
of Tampa Bay. $232,500.
#DP21348. Call Don Pampuch
eves., 778-3111.


CALL FOR YOUR ISLAND HOT
SHEET TO BE SENT TO YOU!
Office 941-778-0766
Home 941-778-3111
Pager 941-252-7777


DONALD PAMPUCH
Realtor"


CHARMING HOME IN ANNA MARIA! 2BR/
2BA home with recently remodeled kitchen and
family room with newer appliances, tile and
many built-ins. Screened porch with spa.
#18482. $170,000. Call Roni Price 778-5585.
BAY ISLES KEY WEST STYLE 3BR/2BA
home between Bay and Gulf. Lap pool, 24-hr
security, access to private beach, close to Gulf
and marina. $350,000. Call Karin Stephan
eves. 388-1267. #19871.
FAIRLANE ACRES Rare find for a neat and
clean 2BR/1 BA mobile home. Fairlane Second
Edition. Great location, convenient to banking,
shopping and bus lines. Some furniture in-
cluded. $22,500. #18909. Call Horace Gilley
eves. 792-0758


Carol S. Heinze
REALTORe/CRS
778-7246
Certified Re


BOAT DOCK ON THE BAY
with three units in a tropical set-
ting and just steps to the beach.
$349,000. #CH18808.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA
1st floor Kingfisher overlooking
wide lake. $109,000. #CH21013
DEEDED BOAT SLIP with this
4BR/2.5BA home in central
Holmes Beach location. Privacy
fenced back yard with hot tub.
$191,900. #CH21633.
residential Specialist


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Let "The House Doctor" repair, fix, replace, patch,
mend, revive, nurture, restore, retrieve, clean, repaint,
refurbish, groom, freshen, adjust, maintain, alter or
remove anything! Quality workmanship ... prompt,
friendly, courteous service!
941-739-6338
ROBERT "DOC" HUBLER
6033 34th St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34210






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LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop, on premises
Longboat Island Chapel. Month-long clearance sale.
Mon., Wed., Sat., 9:30 3:30. 6140 Gulf of Mexico
Dr., LBK, 383-4738.

BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but
never used. 4-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and
love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin
$129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and
mat $199; daybed (white with brass finials) includ-
ing 2 mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver.
Call 746-4355.

MOVING SALE ITEMS Three bedroom sets, one
child's dining set, living room, family room, odds and
ends. Like new. 383-2594.

ANTIQUE OAK DRESSER and beveled mirror
$250. Two antique mahogany chairs $40 pair.
Antique mahogany coffee table $20. Five foot enter-
tainment center $165. Antique oak rocker $80.
Leather recliner $55. Four-piece white wicker set;
rocker, 2 chairs and love seat $145. Call 779-2243

REFRIGERATOR WHITE Excellent condition
$175. Microwave $40. Sofa and love seat pretty
pastels $225. Sanyo 27" T.V.$175. Botanical
lithographs 778-9136

TANK AND GENERATOR 65 Gallon poly water
tank, plummed $200 OBO. Coleman 2.5 K portable
generator $295 OBO. 779-2074

STACKABLE WASHER/DRYER Excellent condition
$295. 778-3318

DESK $25. Office chairs $15,2-drawer files $10 each.
Bookcases $25 each Metal shelves $5, miscella-
neous tools. 409 74 St., Holmes Beach, 778-2167.

BUY A BEAUTIFUL Maple crib, contemporary
design with mattress for $75 and get Fisher Price
hi-chair for free. 778-9680.

ANTIQUE WHITE DINING table with 4 cane-back
chairs. Glass coffee and end tables. 25" RCA TV. In-
terior doors, various sizes. New louver sliding door.
795-8626.

DINING ROOM TABLE, 6 solid-oak chairs uphol-
stered with blue velvet fabric. Excellent condition.
38" x 60" closed, 18" leaf. $300. 778-7059.

MIKASA CHINA Lovely silk-flower pattern. Twelve
5-piece settings, new condition. Purchased at out-
let for $480, sell for $300. 794-5888.

GLASS DINING TABLE with 4 upholstered chairs,
like new. $225. Health stepper $25. Jane Fonda
treadmill $100. Healthy Rider $75. 779-2223 after 6,
all offers considered.

ANTIQUE BUFFET Mahogany or walnut (?) with three
drawers, two storage compartments. Call 778-7978.


GARAGE SALE Sat., May 3, 9 3. Miscellaneous s
household items used appliances, new collectibles
and gift ware, jewelry, much more. 213 83 St.,
Holmes Beach.

REPEAT GARAGE SALE Sat., May 3, 9- 1. Addi-
tional items. 513 72 St. Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Sat., May 3, 9 A.M. No Early Birds.
Tools, household goods, clothes, miscellaneous
items. 305 Tarpon St.

GARAGE SALE Sat., May 3, 8 4. Many household
items i.e.: sofas, silver, linens, tools, garden equip-
ment, etc. 761 Emerald Harbor Dr. L.B.K.

YARD SALE Sat., May 3, 8:30 a.m. Nice things,
some furniture, tools, housewares, baskets, clothes.
2104 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach.

GARAGE SALE SAT., May 3 8 5. Clothes, furni-
ture, etc. 6315 Gulf Dr., North Beach Village.

ESTATE SALE Thur., May 1, 9 12. King-size
Thomasville four-poster bed, wicker living room,
rockers, dressers, 5-player CD and stereo, wood
high-riser, twin mattresses, steamer trunk, chairs,
stools, booster car seats, washer/dryer, bookcase,
so much more! 2317 Avenue B.

GARAGE SALE Sat., May 3, 9 12. Toys, clothes,
exercise bikes, inflatable mattress, typewriter. 334
Tarpon St., Anna Maria.


PLEASE HELP US FIND PELE Male, gray tiger cat
with white paws and gold eyes. Last seen Apr. 25 on
Bay Drive N. in Bradenton Beach. He is about 10
months old and neutered. 778-3790.


PLAY GROUP 3 YEARS and younger. If interested,
please call Cindy at 778-0933.

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

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

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


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.


1982 FORD LTD Crown Victoria. No air. $850 cash.
Runs good. 778-8354.

1978 DELTA 88 runs good, blows cold. Asking
$1,000 OBO. 761-1301.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.


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

ISLAND TIME CHARTERS full or half day cruises.
Sunbathe, fish, see dolphins or learn to sail. Located
at Seafood Shack. (941) 741-0263.

WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
778-2255.

1984 WELLCRAFT 17.5 FT. with aluminum trailer,
140 hp motor, needs TLC. As is $1,400 takes all. Call
778-7199.

12 FT. ALUMINUM BOAT for sale $250. Canoe
$150. Phone 778-1148.

1981 SEA RAY 225 Cruiser, I/O, cuddy cabin, well
equipped, extra canvas. White/blue trim. $7,500.
778-1901.

20' PONTOON The seats need some TLC. Runs
great, new bimini top. $3,500 OBO. Call 739-5947,
leave message.


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.

GENERAL OFFICE HELP computer knowledge
helpful. Part time, flexible hours. Gulf-Bay Realty,
778-7244.

HOUSEKEEPERS FULL AND PART time. Benefits,
year round work. Via Roma Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf
Dr. N., Bradenton Beach. 778-6691.

SERVERS, COOKS, BUSSERS full/part time. Work
at the beach. Apply in person, Cafe on the Beach,
4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.


call us 1st

Visit us at our web site http://www.islandreal.com


NEW USTING! Island home with open and light REDUCED to $499,000! Sun Cay ... fabu- ONLY $15,000 gets you into this fabulous
floor plan, ceramic tile floors, French doors open- lous six-plex with pool across the street from Bradenton Beach triplex with Gulf views. Perfect
ing to the lushly landscaped yard, 3BR, spa tub in prime beach. Plenty of parking, each unit for the investor looking for rental property!
master area and freshly painted! $159,900. turnkey furnished. $189,000.


$$REDUCED$$ Lowest priced bayfront home
on the island! Endless open water views from the
wrap-around bayside deck, extending into the
great room from large windows. Now only
$289,000.


ISLAND GEM! Newly built Key West-style $299,900 FOR A CANALFRONT family pool
elevated home steps from the beach and fishing home just steps to the beach with 3BR/2BA,
pier in Anna Maria. Split level, 3BR/2BA with hardwood floors, new appliances, new roof and
open decking and covered parking built by local solar water heater! Unbelievable!
contractor. $229,500.


DIRECT GULF VIEWS from this elevated Island
home one property from the beach. Elevator,
tons of storage, recently remodeled and has great
rental potential. Best price at $240,000.


KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT home with new
carpet, 3BR/2BA, central vacuum system, tile
roof and lush landscaping. Garage, newer seawall
and dock with davits and more! Reduced to
$238,000.


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HELP- WATDCniue EPWNE CniudSRICSCnine


MATURE SALESPERSON part time evenings.
Apply in person. The Beach Shop at Cafe on the
Beach, 4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-5442.

MATURE, RELIABLE HOST/HOSTESS to train for
future management position. Restaurant experience
an asset but not required. Full or part time. Rotten
Ralph's Restaurant, 778-3953. Ask for Dave.

BUCCANEER INN POSITIONS: Secretary, week-
days, general office work, IBM computer experi-
ence, call Kim. Restaurant employees, weekend
help needed, all positions, call Bill H. 595 Dream
Island Road, LBK, 383-5565.

WANTED! PEOPLE WHO want to quit work someday.
Free information package. (800) 681-8927 (24 hours).

EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT Full
time, year-round opportunity to direct and motivate
after-school/school's out/summer camp program-
ming for elementary and adolescent age children.
Positive, sincere, compassionate attitude. Creativ-
ity and communication skills, ability to work inde-
pendently, oversee staff and implement enrich-
ment activities to enhance and motivate children's
educational, cultural and social skills. HRS license
or education degree a plus. Drug-free workplace.
Salary $6 $9 hr. depending on experience.
Contact Diana, Anna Maria Island Community
Center, (941) 778-1988, fax 778-9511

SUMMER DAY CAMP COUNSELORS for elemen-
tary-age program. Mon. Fri., Jun. 1 Aug. 22.
Positive attitude, compassionate attitude, self-disci-
plined with strong work ethics, patient and energetic.
We are looking for an overall team player who also
possesses one special education experience or rec-
reational skill to share and teach. Drug-free work-
place. Salary range $5.75 to $6.75 hr. Contact
Diana, Anna Maria Island Community Center, (941)
778-1988, fax 778-9511

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people? Are you interested in learning the
history of Anna Maria Island? Get involved with the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


"WALK WITH ME..."
To select your island
property. When buying
or selling...
I can make your island
dreams come true.
^ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
WAGNE REALTY
Sales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
:i Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
g778-2246 Office
778-1751 Evenings


WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER sought for Island
newspaper The Islander Bystander. Assignment
variety to include people features, arts, theater and
community events. Also looking for city beat/news
reporter. Newspaper experience and/or journalism
major a necessity. Please submit resume by fax,
mail or email. FAX: (941) 778-9392. Mail: 5404
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217. Email:
islander@ mead.net

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



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

MAN WITH SHOVEL Planting, mulching, trimming,
clean-up, shell, odd jobs. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222..

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

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

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

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.

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

"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed, bonded.
Residential, commercial, condos, rentals. Move in/out,
windows. Call for estimate. Beverly 778-1945.


S + B MAINTENANCE SERVICE A/C, heating,
electrical, plumbing, remodeling, painting, screening,
pressure washing. Free estimates, prompt service.
778-1307 or 778-3038.

CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on ybur home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder. Call Island Check-A-
Home at 778-3089.

HOUSESITTER Christian Retired Widow available
anytime. Longboat Key and Holmes Beach area.
References available upon request. 770-948-4998.

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

MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING Honest, reliable
Island residents. Let us clean it up! $12 hour,
minimum 2 hours. "Ask about gift certificates for
Mother's Day!" Please beep Linda, 215, 5956.

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

NEIMILLER'S CLEANING SERVICE home, condo,
office. Free estimates. Also carpet cleaning. (941)
727-8651; beeper 714-1108.

LOOKING FOR A TODDLER 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 to take
care of in my home, 5 days a week, part time. Lots
of play time with my 2 year old. Cindy 778-7105.

NEED A BABYSITTER? Here you go happy, friendly,
responsible mom with 4 year old girl. Great home
environment. Toys, toys, toys. Fenced yard. Like 1 or
2 children. Non-smoking, no pets. 795-4445.

TYPING PER PAGE $6. Standard type. Resumes
also prepared, $15 per page. Call Lisa at 778-5109.

THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker I


SAILBOAT WATER near open end of widest deep-water canal.
New seawall and dock in 1992. 3BR/4B updated, open-plan,
spacious master suite with fireplace. Caged pool, Jacuzzi and
unique waterfall. $385,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19637


BEAUTIFUL VIEWS of the bay. Dock on sailboat water. ANNA
3BR/2B, great room, elevated living area with game room Gulf vie
below. Two-car garage. Built with concrete pilings and break Bob Bu
away walls. $279,500. Nancy Keegan, 723-3929, R18579


WATERFRONT
MAGNIFICENT Longboat Key Club con-
dominium. Wraparound balcony, split plan,
2BR/2B, marble flooring. Masterful design,
elegantly furnished. View of sunsets,
Sarasota Bay, city skylights. $475,000.
Van Bourgois, 778-6654. C21702
PRIVACY AND ELEGANCE on a large
tree-bordered, secluded lot. Fronting the
Manatee River with a panoramic view ex-
tending to the Gulf. Two-story home filled
with innumerable special touches.
$1,900,000. Jim Brown, 747-1200. Ru19008
WARNER'S BAYOU WATERFRONT
HOME. Great location. 4BR/3B, large mas-
ter suite. Custom-built, low-maintenance.
Patio, beautiful backyard, dock. Reduced,
$399,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200, R11937


STEPS TO THE BEACH. Spacious 3BR/2B, open and bright,
turnkey-furnished unit, washer/dryer. Covered parking, two
pools. Excellent rental history. $124,900. Barry and Kimberly
Charles, 795-1273 or Sandy Marchinetti, 758-7438. C19243


MARIA ISLAND GULF-FRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
iw. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. $590,000.
rnett, 387-0048. D20191


MAINLAND
UNIQUE AND TOTALLY UPDATED.
Spanish-style, 2 or 3BR/1-1/2B home. Hard-
wood floor, Mexican tile, wood-burning
fireplace, all new appliances. Large wood
deck surrounded by a tropical garden,
$129,900. Van Bourgois, 778-1749. R19920
BEHIND PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home
on 13 acres. Can become your dream
home or develop, zoned Al. $298,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R/L68499
TERRIFIC SOUTH-SIDE LOCATION.
Close to beaches and shopping. 2BR/
2B, living room and dining room with
crown molding. Eat-in kitchen, Florida
room with Jacuzzi. Fenced yard, nicely
landscaped on corner lot. $114,900.
Anne Miller, 792-6475. R20569


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In mint condition, this "doll house" offers a spacious living area
with centered kitchen, 2BR/2BA, Florida room and
garage. Excellent retirement and/or second home. $185,000.









NICE OLDER HOME LOCATED ON TWO CHOICE LOTS
in Anna Maria. Lovely beamed ceilings, open design plan and
lots of potential to create a modem home. Offers 2 BR/1.5BA
and may easily be changed to 2BA. Near bay location and
view of Anna Maria Basin. Priced at only $160,000!


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$385,000. Anne Miller, 792-6475. D15844




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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lan Hauling By the cut or by the month.
wn We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
t iEstablished in 1983

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
-0 "A DOOR EXPERT"
Serving the Island communities for
9 years with Island references.
DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

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

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Lic.# CLAC 286523


REMODELING


* ADDITIONS
* RENOVATIONS
* KITCHENS BATHS


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ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
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IS L A NDERICL ASS I E S


IT'S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING. Call us for all
your cleaning needs, be it homes, offices or sea-
sonal rentals. Dolphin Cleaning and Maintenance,
778-2864, ext. 1.
"I DON'T WANNA clean house" you say to yourself.
Sharon wants to clean your house. References. Call
or leave message. 778-3006.


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.


LAWN CUTTING most lawns $15- $20. Call for free
estimate. 778-1560.
YARD WORK DONE Mowing, trim, flowers, clean-up
and maintenance. Reliable adult, reasonable rates.
Personal Touch Lawn Maintenance, Holmes Beach.
778-6172.
LANDSCAPE HELP Apply between 9 am and 5 pm.
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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 &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
KIMBALL CONSTRUCTION all types of renovations/
new construction services. Now offering installation
and servicing of rolling hurricane security shutters.
License # CGC 058-092. Insured. 778-5354.

ELLIOTT'S PRECISION TILE Service. Local Island
references, local resident. Flooring specialist. Call
Jim at 778-1319.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31 year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
NEED A HAND? Experienced reliable retiree avail-
able for help with home repairs, maintenance, paint-
ing, wallpapering, cleaning and other jobs around the
house. Call Michael at 778-7769.

PAINTING AND STAINING Interior/exterior, reason-
able rates. Also power washing. Licensed and bonded,
insured. Free estimates. 792-4882, ask for Joe.
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 weekly at $350 wk.
778-2832.

QUAINT GULFVIEW HOME 2BR/1BA, fully fur-
nished, fenced yard, 8 mo. lease May Dec. $799
mo. 778-1567.

HOLMES BEACH furnished duplex. 1BR/1BA &
2BR/1BA, available May. 1 Jan. 1. Hot tub, lanai,
2 blocks to Gulf. $600/$850 mo. (201) 398-7556.

CHARMING REMODELED old Florida cottage in
Anna Maria. 2BR/1BA, large tropical garden, non-
smoking. 309 Pine Ave. $750 mo. Gulf-Bay Realty
778-7244.

ELEGANT 2BR/2BA unit, steps to beach. Large
deck, tropical landscaping. Come and see. $800 mo.
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Gulffront rental
available Apr., 1998. Non-smoking unit, 2BR/2BA.
(813) 949-3713.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, excellent
location, all new furnishings. Totally equipped; phone,
cable, new pool. Swim, scuba, fish at your front door.
Walk to local shops, restaurants. $450 wk., $1,600
mo. (941) 778-1322.

ANNUAL RENTAL CHARMING 2BR/1BA home,
close to beach, unfurnished. $750 mo. plus utilities.
1st, last, security. Anna Maria Realty, 778-2259.

HOLMES BEACH lovely 2BR/2BA home with great
view down sailboat canal. $995 mo. Lease option or
for sale with excellent owner financing. 795-7805.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment, steps to
beach and shopping. $650 mo. annual. 795-7805.

BEACH COTTAGE ON the Gulf. 2BR/2BA, sleeps 6.
Newly renovated, turnkey. You'll love it! Starting at
$700 wk., $2,000 mo. 778-4523, (800) 977-0803.

HOLMES BEACH APARTMENT 2BR/1BA, large
deck, new kitchen, very clean, no pets. First, last,
security. $750 mo. 794-2947.

HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview between
bridges. Walk to beach, restaurants, etc. Lovely,
cozy, quiet area. First-floor, fully furnished, 2BR -
May. Dec. Also 1BR, 1998 winter. No smoking or
pets. (941) 778-7107.

2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE CONDO clean, beautifully
updated with pool, near beach. Washer/dryer, cable,
VCR. $550 wk. through Dec. 778-0510.
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. Available Sept. through Dec. Call (941)
688-9281 or (941) 683-4703.
SPACIOUS CLEAN AND BRIGHT 2BR/2BA in quiet
area near beach. All amenities. $700 mo. through
Dec. 778-0510.
ANNUAL GULFVIEW UNFURNISHED Charming
"Old Florida" duplex. 2213 Gulf Dr. $650 mo., $650
security. Includes water and cable. 792-3226.
GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA furnished,
great view, 2-car garage, 2-story. May., Jun.,
July, Aug., Sept. month or week. (813) 949-0104,
225-1500.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
VACATION RENTALS 1 & 2BR apartments, turnkey,
across from beach. $234 and $294 wk. Almost Beach
Apartments, (941) 778-2374.
SUMMER SUBLET Cute beach cottage, 1BR, fully
furnished. Available May 15 Sept. 15. Pool, cable,
quiet area of Holmes Beach. $600 mo. 778-7987.
2BR LARGE GULFFRONT home. Available weekly
or monthly. Coldwell Banker, Residential Real Estate,
Inc. (941) 778-9611.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 1 & 2BR, nicely fur-
nished, close to beach and shopping. View of Gulf.
Weekly or monthly. 778-4368.



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wISLANDER CLAs~v'SSIFIEDrS


WESTBAY COVE Annual rental available now. 2BR/
2BA, pool, tennis. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Screened
room, garage, washer/dryer hookups, nice quiet
area. No pets. $695 mo. annual. 776-1789.
ROOM AND PRIVATE BATH walk to beach, pool,
kitchen, laundry privileges. 778-5963.
HOLMES BEACH EFFICIENCY furnished, non-
smoking mature person. Cable, washer/dryer, near
beach. $400 mo. includes utilities. May. 15 Dec.
31, 1997. Also wanted to rent garage. 778-6158.
WANTED HOLMES BEACH CONDO for 1998. Feb.,
Mar. 2BR/2BA, pool, walk to beach. Adults. Norm
Hilgeman, 9622 Reindeer Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN 46804.
ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA apartments in
Anna Maria City. Nice furnishings, great location.
Dishwasher, microwave, open courtyard. $650 mo.
No pets. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate, (941) 778-
1450 for information.
CLEAN AND FURNISHED 2BR/2BA waterfront
villa. Great view! $700 mo. through Dec. Call
Steve, 778-4370.
CUTE CLEAN QUIET Large furnished 1 BR apart-
ment, 200' to beach, washer/dryer hookup. $650 mo.
includes utilities. Call 748-6774 or 778-8571.


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. $189,000. Brokers protected.
Owner/broker. Call (941) 383-5474.

GREATTFAMILY-IOOME on large lot. 3BR/2BA with
ceramic tile, French doors. 507 71st Street,
Holmes Beach. $162,000. Shown by appointment
Only. 778-7710.
WANTED DUPLEX house or condo. Serious buyer
seeking on Anna Maria Island. Call 516-589-3943 or
e-mail tweetjude@earthlink.net. Principals only.

BAYVIEW FURNISHED HOME with apartment. Won-
derful, quiet location, close to beach. Enjoy extra space
or rental income. Zoned duplex. $135,000 or $175,000
with adjacent lot. 2210 Avenue A, Anna Maria Island.
Serious offers considered. (941) 778-1442.

OPEN HOUSE 1 4, Mon. through Sat. Spacious
Waterfront home with boat dock, 3,420 sq. ft. living
area, 5,900' under roof. 4BR/4BA with wet bar, 7-
person spa, 3 decks, cathedral ceiling, white wood
floors, custom black & white carpet and tile, all on beau-
tiful Coconut Bayou. 18 months new! 3-car garage and
many extras not listed. A must see! 130 Hammock Rd.,
Anna Maria. Owner/broker. Offered below construction
appraisal of $485,000. Call 778-6155. 0

SUPER INVESTMENT PROPERTIES available.
Single family home, duplexes, 4-unit. Lease option
or owner financing. 795-7805.


LOTS GULFVIEW available, $155,000. Bayview
too at 2503 Avenue B, $79,500. Bayview lot also
zoned duplex. 778-4523 or (800) 977-0803.

NICE DUPLEX BY OWNER 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA,
elevated, enclosed garage, new AC, bayview. 206
Peacock Lane, Holmes Beach. $179,900. 778-2681.
NEW 3BR/2BA ELEVATED home. Over 2,000 sq. ft.,
panoramic Tampa Bay view, large third-floor mas-
ter suite. A must see! 309 S. Bay Blvd., Anna
Maria. $329,000. 778-4363.
DARLING 2BR HOUSE with screened porch and
fenced yard. Tile floors and counters, beamed ceil-
ings. You can afford this! $104,00. 2317 Avenue B.
778-8221, pager 723-5504. Zoned duplex.
FOR SALE BY OWNER 9410 Andover' Circle.
2BR/2BA with vinyl enclosed lanai, double carport and
drive, drapes, Berber carpet. $68,000 firm. 792-3299.
POPULAR KEY-WEST STYLE elevated home, 200
yards from beach. Drive by 2918 Avenue C. Call
778-0812 for private showing. $149,000.

OPEN SUNDAY 2 4. 2202 Avenue A. Looks and
feels like a model home. 3BR/2BA with million-
dollar waterviews for a whole lot less. Visit with Barb
Turner, Re/Max Gulfstream, 778-7777.

OPEN SUNDAY 2 4. 106 12th Street S. Carefully
constructed home only 400' to the Gulf. Massive
garage. Visit with Sandy Greiner, Re/Max
Gulfstream, 778-7777.
AS LITTLE AS $585 down could get you into a home
of your own. So why are you still paying rent? Call
us for consultation. Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner,
Re/Max Gulftstream, 778-7777.
NEW 3BR/2BA KEY-WEST STYLE home under
construction. 1,860 sq. ft. living. By builders. 510
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. $249,900. 778-2316.
BEST BEACHES North end of Anna Maria, great
rental or part time residence. Duplex, 1 BR/1 BA each
side. One side furnished. Private financing available.
$145,500. 747-3321.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference,
limitation or discrimination based on race, color, re-
ligion, sex, handicap, familial status or national ori-
gin, or intention to make any such preference, limi-
tation or discrimination." Familial status includes
children under age of 18 living with parents or legal
custodians, pregnant women and people securing
custody of children under 18. This newspaper will
not knowing accept any advertising for real estate
which is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this
newspaper are available on an equal opportunity
basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-
free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired
(TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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Serving the Islands Since 1969.
Licensed and Insured 778-5594 778-346


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Residential and Commercial. Remodel and
New Construction. Island and Mainland.
"DON'T SAY HOW, SAY HILTON"
Lic. #CGC012191 747-1098

For Free Estimate Call 778-3089
Check-A-Home Inspection Services
433* Property Management Services
CHECK-A-HOME Home Updating & Maintenance Services
Bob Barlow Pre-Purchase Home Inspections
Over 20 Yrs Experience Ucensed & Insured Builder Lic. #RR0066504


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OFF THE RACK
BY MATT GAFFNEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Campus
cafeteria
arrangement
9 Soft drink brand
15 Spots, biblically
20 "The Witching
Hour" author
21 Dorsal part of
the midbrain
22 Merchant
Nordstrom
23 Flip through a
magazine?
25 "The Canterbury
Tales" pilgrim
26 Returnee's
"hello!"
27 Dickens boy
28 Mars's opposite
29 Bogies
30 Appearances
31 Powerful
Washington
lobby
34 "If-- broke

35 Near, in
Niedersachsen
36 Get a 3 on a 3,
e.g.
37 Blackens
39 From the source
40 From the capital
of Eritrea
43 Gets mentioned
by a magazine?
45 Unvarnished
46 Says a myth
that's amiss?


47 Prefix with god
48 Three-time
Masters winner
51 Manx or Persian
52 Present
57 One magazine's
view?
61 Neighbor of
Mauritania
62 When repeated,
comment to an
apologizer
63 Stiller's comedy
partner
64 Left-lane type
67 Movie segment
68 Like an
oversized
magazine?
70 City of Brittany
72 A.T.M. need
73 Guards
-74 Coordinate in
the game
battleships
76 Back way
79 Spill, as blood
80 Force behind a
magazine?
85 Herons' haunts
89 "Deal!"
90 X's on a map
91 U.S.S.R.
successor
92 "Die
Meistersinger"
soprano
93 Bellyached
94 20 Questions
category
96 Prominent U.S.
mayor
98 Held off
99 Old car with a
409 engine


101 Shining
example?
102 Fades (out)
103 Adler of
Sherlock
Holmes stories
104 Gracing a
magazine's
cover?
108 Around
109 "-- serious?"
110 Southeast Asian
tongue
111 More fitting
112 Saddam
Hussein, e.g.
113 They're useful in
making contacts
DOWN
I Cousin of the
xylophone
2 Them
3 Orange County
city
4 Inveigled
5 Big balls
6 "You come here
often?" e.g.
7 Whiz
8 Counselor at
Troy
9 Stands
10 "And I Love

11 Show biz group
12 Dazes
13 Sandwich filler
14 Green card,
informally
15 Certain
neurotransmitter
16 Finely done
17 Some professors
18 Common alarm
clock setting


19 Bridge support
24 Piece of
disinformation
31 Larrup
32 Ninja's motion
33 As the crow
cries
34 "- not back in
an hour..."
36 Foe of the Sioux
38 Red Sea nation
41 Amounts to
carry
42 Files
43 Jazz group
member
44 51-Across, for
one
46 Switzerland's
[Lman
48 Poultry plant
worker
49 Florida
Congressman
-- Hastings
50 Operation
locations, for
short
51 Get tough
53 Brunch fare
54 Point of
depression
55 G, F andC
56 St. Patrick's
locale
57 Recent fighter
58 According to
59 Make it
60 Disgruntledness
64 Any car,
affectionately
65 Goddess
mentioned in
"The Raven"
66 Computer key


68 "Peanuts" boy
69 "Lord's Prayer"
pronoun
71 Like some sports
contracts
72 Vim
75 One First Lady's
maiden name
76 Piedmont wine
city
77 Collateral,
maybe


78 Gets the short
end of the stick
80 Where Montego
Bay is
81 Braggart's
vacation?
82 1955 Wimbledon
and U.S. Open
champ
83 Sinners do it
84 Fine porcelain


85 Fraction of an
inch
86 Curtis and
others
87 News locale of
5/28/53
88 Assents
91 "That's
impossible!"
95 Bank worry
96 Resign, as an
office


97 "... -- cost to
you!"
99 Sheepskin
holder
100 Rubber roller
102 Brazilian
national hero
105 Under: Prefix


106 Overly
107 Silver filling?


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ANNA MARIA CANAL HOME BAYFRONT ANNA MARIA WALK TO BEACH CUSTOM BAY FRONT HOME
3BR/3BA updated home with dock, boathouse and 3BR/2BA bayfront home. Caged pool with slide boat Custom-built elevated home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 4BR/2.5 BA open plan with view of Sarasota Bay
lift. Entertain on the caged lanai with 16X30 heated davit on canal side. Direct access to Intracoastal wa- Vaulted ceilings, great room, spacious kitchen with is- from large glass porch. Elevator, family pool, six-car
pool. Open design with den and family room. Big terway. Gorgeous view. Dazzling sunrises. $369,900. land. Plenty of room for a pool. Good selection of fruit garage, with golf and tennis club nearby. Elegant.
two-car garage and workshop. Turnkey furnished. Call Helen White. trees. $219,500. Call Mary Ann Schmidt. $695,000. Call Rose Schnoerr.
$375,000. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones.

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PICTURE PERFECT SETTING ON A LAKE
Privacy, spacious rooms, cul-de-sac, 2708 sq. ft., invis-
ible pet fence, 3 bedroom, 3 bath with office. Good for
growing family. Easy access to 1-75. Privacy and shade
in backyard. $176,500. Call Bob or Penny Hall.


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CUSTOM BUILT ON A LARGE LOT
Living at its very best, 3BR/2BA, two-car garage,
large caged pool, near beaches. Formal dining room,
laundry room with tub. Hot tub. In great area.
$199,000. Call Tony Tiberini.


PERICO PATIO HOME
Great lifestyle on lovely Perico Island. Pool, court-
yard, security. Easy access to beaches and mainland.
2BR/2.5BA ceramic tile floor, wood burning fire-
place, community pool, tennis court, clubhouse.
$174,500. Call Bobye Chasey.


ISLAND FOURPLEX RARE CANAL FRONT DUPLEX
Four nice 2BR/1.5BA townhouses steps to beach. 3 bedroom/1.5 bath on one side, 2 bedroom, 1 bath
Gulf and bay views from 30x30 sun deck. Private on the second side. Screened porch on both. Dock on
courtyards. Units can be sold separately. $340,000. quiet canal makes this unique. $194,000. Call Bob
Call Chard Winheim. or Lu Rhoden


PERICO BAY CLUB
Second floor model with mirrored wall and view of
lake. Nicely furnished and ready to move in. Excel-
lent rental history. 2BR/2BA $99,900. Call Harold
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PERICO BAY CLUB VILLA
Rare offering villa on Perico Point Circle with ga-
rage. Screened and glassed lanai leads to open deck
and gorgeous, long water view. Antigua Model 2BR/
2BA $135,000 Call Rose Schnoerr.


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