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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLAND ER



DEP vows to collect rent from dock owners


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
First Cortez. Next Anna Maria Island. Then
Longboat Key.
The state is zeroing in on businesses and some resi-
dents that use state-owned underwater lands to make
sure they pay rent.
The state owns the land under all tidallyy influ-
enced water bodies" to 10 miles out into the Gulf of
Mexico, ownership established under the Spanish land
grant under which the U.S. acquired Florida. State-
owned land also includes rivers and lakes that were
"navigable at statehood."
Businesses are required to lease state lands on
which they have property. Some businesses on Anna
Maria Island may be vulnerable if they haven't signed
leases or obtained an exemption. Even those that were
grandfathered in.will have to comply starting Jan. 1.
Most of the "use" involves boat docks, and by and
large private residences with docks are safe from the


Anchorage sale

final; demolition


imminent
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The Anchorage is gone, sold and about to be torn
down and its land sold as individual lots. Unless it is
sold again very soon.
Robert Byrne, Palm Beach area real estate man
who also has a home in Bradenton Beach, said Mon-
day night that he had closed the deal in Tampa earlier
in the day.
He bought the property from a Houston financial
company that had acquired the Anchorage after fore-
closure for $3.5 million debt May 22, 1995. Byrne
wouldn't say what he paid for the large property, but
"if someone wants it as is, the price is $1.6 million."
The restaurant building is 17,000 square feet and
seated 600 diners. It occupies five lots and included in
the sale is one lot and a duplex behind the restaurant,
two lots across Palm Avenue and two lots adjacent to
Roser Memorial Community Church.
The property is zoned commercial, said Byrne, and
the lots range from 5,720 to 8,500 square feet. Prices
will run from $85,000 to $175,000, according to
present plans.
"There's nothing wrong with the building that
couldn't be fixed," said the new owner. "It really should
be cut in half for a smaller restaurant." But the numbers
dictate demolition and a land sale. Holmes Construction
Co. Inc. of Holmes Beach will demolish it, Byrne said.
Anna Maria Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe said there
should be no problem with a demolition permit, "it's
PLEASE SEE ANCHORAGE, PAGE 3


fees. But not all, particularly some condos with good-
sized boating facilities.
The state has started a crackdown, and in this area
it is starting with Cortez.
"We are starting there because Cortez seems to have
quite a few" docks and other properties that qualify. said
the top enforcement officer for this area. He is Ted
Murray, chief of Submerged Land and Environmental
Resources and Compliance Enforcement of the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.

A Cortez tiger
In Cortez he ran into a buzzsaw in the form of
Karen Bell of the family-owned A.P. Bell Fish Co.
"I have been fighting this for years." she said, and
she has been successful. But now it is coming to a head
for all businesses along the Cortez waterfront.
Bell and other fish houses there, including Star
Fish Co. which Karen Bell owns, have substantial


docks and buildings that necessarily are over the wa-
ter. "They have been here since the 1920s and '30s,"
she said. "The legislation to collect fees wasn't adopted
until 1951."
The rent runs about 11 cents a square foot, said
DEP's Murray, and Bell says the family fish house's
bill would be about $2,600 a year.
The state first went after Bell Fish in 1991 and af-
ter a three-year hiatus the company paid $700 "to get
them off our backs," said Karen Bell. She has ignored
subsequent notices.
She found a 1913 deed for the property that gave
the property owners the use of the dock permanently
but the state said that had nothing to do with submerged
state lands.
Now, though, she has heard from DEP that the
docks may be exempt under a law that gives an owner
title to land under docks if they were built before 1951
PLEASE SEE DOCKS, NEXT PAGE


J.D. 'No
Shoes' Webb
takes skiing
to gold
Ten-vear-old J.D. Webb
went to Texas and came
back a winner from the
Barefoot Nationals. He
won first place in tricks
and first overall at the
Houston ski tournament,
setting two national
records, one in barefoot
trick and the other in the
barefoot slalom portion
of the meet. And that's
not all. J.D. earned a
spot at the National
Wakeboarding
competition in Dallas and
leaves Thursday, Aug.
28, to try' for another
win. See story inside.
Islander Photo:
Courtesy Ben lWehh


Bowling fun,
fashion
disaster
No one can say the
Copeland family isn't
colorful. They arrived at
the O'Connor Seventh
Annual Bowling Chal-
lenge to make a fashion
statement and helped
raise more than $4,000
dollars for youth sports
equipment at the Anna
Maria Island Community
Center. Islander Photo:
Bonner Presswood


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O p in io ns ................................ .................... 6
Those W ere the Days ............................... ... 7
Stir-it-up ........................................ 16
ISLA N D M A P .............................................. 18
Streetlife ................... ....... ............. 20
School Daze .......................................... 23
Anna Maria Island tides ........................... .. 27
Football contest .......................................... 28
B business ...................... .............................. 31
Crossword puzzle...................................... ... 36


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


AUGUST 27, 1997





i[] PAGE 2 0 AUGUST 27, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Cellular tower okayed, then vetoed


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The proposed GTE cellular phone tower had its ups
and downs last week when it was cleared by the Holmes
Beach City Commission, then shut down with a veto by
the mayor.
In addition, commissioners passed on second reading
a six-month moratorium on the construction of cellular
phone towers in the city.
Last month the commission agreed to reconsider the
special exception request to build a cellular phone tower
at Smith Realtors, 5910 Marina Drive, after GTE officials
protested the original vote. Officials maintained that the
full council was not present for the vote and a special ex-
ception requirement was not met.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff, who had consulted.



Docks
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

and stay in the same place.
But the DEP has authority to sue Bell Fish for not
paying the fees, and threatens to file a lien on the docks.
Murray explained that people who use such lands
are required to get some form of authorization from the
Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust
Fund, comprised of the governor and cabinet.
In general, he added, homeowners get a "consent
of use" for'their docks and pay no fee. If a DEP permit
is required for a particular structure, consent is given
with the permit.

Anna Maria docks
Docks at most Anna Maria Island and Longboat
Key single-family homes are exempt because they are
less that 500 square feet, he said. But there are still "a
fair number of people who need bigger docks, so we
issue permits."
"This has nothing to do with the private home unless
it has two or more slips and rents them. The trigger gen-


with an expert on parliamentary procedure, said the proper
action would be the renewal of a motion.
"The motion to approve failed at a prior meeting," she
explained. "The session was closed. We are now at a sub-
sequent session and any member can bring the matter
back. You don't have to rescind the previous motion be-
cause no action was taken."
She said commissioners could reopen the public hear-
ing to hear new evidence on the issue but must take one
of three actions: deny the request, refer the request back
to the building official for further consideration or approve
the request and authorize the special exception use by
resolution with any conditions deemed necessary.
"The Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires writ-
ten evidence in the event of a denial," she added.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said members of the


erally is whether someone makes money from the dock."
Multi-family residences, on the other hand, may
come in for Murray's attention because the size of their
facilities may require a lease.
And commercial enterprises are going to get a go-
ing-over. "We're more interested in businesses such as
marinas, personal watercraft rentals, fish houses, res-
taurants and the like," he said.
Manatee County does not require a permit for
docks, he noted, while Sarasota County does. Sarasota
has stricter criteria than the state, he said, and "has a
strong handle on shoreline structures there."
He said enforcement was loose in the past because
the then Department of Natural Resources had only one
enforcement officer for 20 counties. Then its merger
with Department of Environmental Regulation to form
DEP in 1993 expanded investigative staff to eight and
reduced their territory to 14 counties.
The state already collects $4.6 million a year in
submerged land lease fees, and a sizable part of the
money collected goes to pay the bureau's expenses,
including enforcement officers' salaries.
He expects processing the Cortez paperwork will
take about four months, then "we'll take a hard look at
the islands but probably not before the first of the year."


public had asked to present new evidence and she made
a motion to reopen the public hearing.
"If we have a motion to deny the special exception,
there's no need to reopen the public hearing," Commis-
sioner Luke Courtney countered. "During our six-month
moratorium, we'll have plenty of time to discuss this. All
the public wants is the thing denied."
Whitmore's motion passed.
William Davenport, an attorney for GTE, cautioned
commissioners that any decision must be based on sub-
stantial evidence not by "applause meter."
A dozen residents spoke in favor of the tower, citing
terrible cellular phone reception on the Island and public
safety needs.
Five residents spoke against the tower maintaining
that GTE's studies were not compatible with conditions
on a barrier island, that use and value of property near the
tower will be diminished, emergency communications are
not dependent on cellular phones, the site plan was inac-
curate, new technologies are on the horizon and the rules
for a special exception were not followed.
GTE officials countered that the new technology is
much more costly and will not be available to the masses,
the 12 special exception criteria were adhered to, their
studies were accurate, property values will not be ad-
versely affected and cellular communication is invaluable
in the event of a disaster.
Commissioners Whitmore, Ron Robinson and Pat
Geyer voted in favor of the special exception use. Com-
missioners Courtney and Don Maloney voted against it.
The next day Mayor Bob VanWagoner vetoed the
special exception ordinance.
"I believe the application is flawed in that it does not
conform to the city's comprehensive plan (Policies 1.2.5
and 1.3.2); does not meet the definition of special excep-
tion uses (land development code III:25); and is either in
violation of or is in questionable conformity with stan-
dards 1, 2, 3, 5. 8, and 10 of the land development code
general standards of review," he said.
In addition, he said GTE's application for the special
exception was flawed in content and process.
The ordinance will now be brought back to commis-
sion but must be approved by four votes.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 27, 1997 N PAGE 3 [Il


Anna Maria pipeline plan approved


By J.C. Higgins
Islander Correspondent
There is no longer a pipeline versus swale controversy
- it's a closed issue, since Anna Maria commissioners
have approved a pipeline engineering proposal for the
stormwater runoff problem between Pine Street and Mag-
nolia Avenue.
The "first opinion of costs" for the project, as esti-
mated by the engineering firm of Zoller, Najjar & Shroyer,
Inc., of Bradenton, is $82,000, considerably down from
the first estimate of $100,000 made several months ago by
Anna Maria Public Works Director Phil Chamock.
At a special meeting of the commission scheduled
specifically to allow public participation in the project
review by the engineering company, representatives of
Zoller, Najjar & Shroyer, Inc., presented plans to a less
than fully seated commission, and a sparse crowd of four
interested citizens.
Azad Shah presented the engineering aspects of the
project, which was designed to fit the guidelines of the
Southwest Florida Water Management District. A pipe
stretching 740 feet long, 29 inch by 45 inch elliptical
shaped, will be laid between Pine Street and Magnolia
Avenue, in drainage basin AM-4 in the area behind the
Anchorage Restaurant property.

Anchorage
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
handled through the Public Works Department in a
simple process."
For Islanders with fond memories of the Fast
Eddie's restaurant that filled the building for 11 years
until foreclosure closed it Dec. 20, 1992, there soon
will be a giant yard sale of memorabilia. After that will
come a liquidation sale where fixtures, equipment and
machinery will be sold.
The restaurant building is on the corner of Pine
Avenue at South Bay Boulevard across from the his-
toric city pier overlooking Tampa Bay and the Sun-
shine Skyway Bridge.
"The second floor has one of the best views on the
Island," said Byrne.


"This stormwater system is designed to guard against
'minute' events, as defined by Swiftmud," Shah ex-
plained. "Anna Maria Island will always be subject to
flooding during 'major' events. In the case of a 'five year
event,' 42 percent of the Island will be flooded, regardless
of the type of stormwater system in place."
According to Shah, four engineering options were
studied for drain basin AM-4, which is number four of
seven in Anna Maria. The first three of these possible so-
lutions were outlined in a Swiftmud drainage report, and
the fourth was the recommended course of action by the
engineering firm. Rejected options included:
Enlarge the culverts under Spring Street and Mag-
nolia Avenue. This would relieve flooding by an estimated
two inches.
Widen the ditch at Spring Street and Magnolia Av-
enue, which would result in an estimated four inches of
relief.
Create an expanded swale system, with two ditches
instead of one. This option would necessitate property
acquisition, and sediment transfer in the open ditch would
hinder flow as well as add to mosquito control problems.
Zoller, Najjar & Shroyer recommended going to the
closed drainage system, capable of handling a "one year
event" 3.25 inches of rain per hour, a 30-minute dura-
tion, and mean high tide of 1.1 feet.
Shah completed the engineering portion of the presen-
tation by addressing the maintenance issues.
"Along the length of the system, seven collection
boxes will be installed to trap the sediment, allowing the
sand to be sucked out by periodic, easy, low cost mainte-
nance," Shah said.
Bob Gause of the engineering firm addressed envi-
ronmental issues. According to Gause, "The designed
system considers all of the advantages of a closed system
over long term environment issues of an open swale, in
accordance with Swiftmud guidelines. The original ditch
was dug 20 or 30 years ago, and is now silted in. The city
has the right to clean out the ditch and to manage it. Man-
groves will be added, and pines and peppers will be re-
moved. In fact, the permit for the project will require the
city to keep the area clear of exotic plants."


The walls of the ditch will average 2 1/2 feet high.
Obviously, if the tide gets over that, flooding will occur.
"The bottom line," Gause said, "is if high tide pushes
water up into the ditch, there is no way to stop the flood-
ing. But the tide has to get past Magnolia for it to be a
problem."
Charnock reminded the group that tide waters did
cross Magnolia during Tropical Storm Josephine and a
winter storm several years ago.
Gause wrapped up his presentation by quoting
Swiftmud: "There is no solution to tidal flooding."
The tentative timetable for the project:
Zoller, Najjar & Shroyer will send the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers a complete set of plans, as a courtesy,
since all are in compliance.
Upon receipt of a "support" letter from the Corps,
full application will be sent to Swiftmud.
This approval procedure will probably take 60 days.
The city will then request general contractor bids for the
project. Construction should be underway by next Febru-
ary, and completed in the spring.


Anna Maria City
9/3, 7 p.m., First budget public hearing

Bradenton Beach
9/4, 7 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
8/28, 9 a.m., Commission budget work session
9/3, 9 a.m., Beautification committee

Holiday closings
All Island city offices, the Anna Maria Fire
District Administrative Office, the Island
Branch Library and the Tingley Memorial
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[] PAGE 4 E AUGUST 27, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Fisheries reflect rollercoaster trends


By Willis H. 'Snooks' Adams
Special to The Islander
I'm a little confused.
Have been since voters decided commercial fish-
ermen had to give up what their daddys and
granddaddys taught 'em, laying their nets and pull-
ing in mullet to put groceries on the table.
And now our Florida Supreme Court has decided
the net ban amendment passed in 1994 is going to save
Florida fisheries and make our waters well again.
I say bull -.
In the 1930s a fisherman could run these bays
around Anna Maria Island and couldn't find enough
mullet to feed his family. There just wasn't any.
A man could fish all day and wouldn't catch 200
pounds and some days you wouldn't even find that.
That would go on for two or three years and then all
of a sudden they'd show up. They'd come in here
and fill these bays up.
These conservationists and people who say the
net ban has allowed the fish like snook and redfish
to make a comeback, they're full of it.
What they say just doesn't ring true.
Anyone who's ever made his living by the sea
knows things go in cycles.
Here's the thing.
The reason fish aren't hangin' around here like
they used to is because they've dug up and filled in
all those seagrass flats and killed the flats and there's
nowhere for them to feed.
The grass flats have started to come back and
we're starting' to get mullet back in here.
This past fall we had the biggest mullet in here
I've ever seen. Over at A.P. Bell [fish house], they


Snooks, at left, hefts a 33-pound pompano in 1980.
With Snooks is his brother Cubee Adams and Frank
Cavendish, then-owner of the Rod and Reel Pier.


said the same thing. Almost all of 'em weighed four
pounds and that's a big mullet. Some of 'em five
pounds.
Talk about snook. There's no more snook
around now than there was 30 years ago when they
stopped fishing' for snook with nets. Never did fish
'em too much. The same with redfish. There's no
more around now than there e /er was.
.If anyone's to blame for the decline in redfish, that
New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme is guilty. Hell,
nobody ate redfish until he came up with that black-
ened seasonin'. The taste was just too strong unless you
put his concoction on 'em to hide the flavor.
The net ban didn't have anything to do with what
people believe is the comeback of redfish and snook.
Another thing that proves that is the commercial fish-
ermen are gill nettin' just as hard now as they ever did.
The Florida Conservation Association, or what-
ever they call themselves now, say it's the lack of net
fishing that's allowed redfish and snook to come
back.
There's plenty of netters doing it at night and
nobody's botherin' 'em. They [Florida Marine Patrol]
have helicopters out, but they're not botherin' 'em.
In mid-August, A.P. Bell had so many fish they
had to cut 'em off. They don't have roe in 'em but
they're fat and there isn't a better eating' fish than a
mullet when he's fat.
I can remember back in the Depression days
when things went to hell you couldn't hardly get
anything for mullet. You could sell all you wanted
but you could only get a cent a pound.
I remember the day like it was yesterday when
mullet went up to two cents a pound.


Snooks with 13,000 pounds of mullet in 1979.


Willis H. "Snooks"Adams
was born April 24, 1917, in
Cortez. His family origi-
nated in North Carolina
near Moorehead City and
Buford close to Cape
Hatteras, moving to Perico
Island in 1875 where they
worked as farmer-fisher-
men. His grandfather was
William Thomas "Billy" Fulford, one of the original
settlers of Cortez who along with his brothers bought
the Cortez peninsula in the 1880s.
Adams was Anna Maria Island's first law enforce-
ment officer beginning in 1953 with the Manatee
County Sheriffs Department. From 1964 to 1979 he
patrolled Holmes Beach and served as chief ofpolice.

It was late summer in 1932. Dan Mora of Cortez,
who's dead now, he and I each had an old gill net.
He had one from his daddy and I had one from my
uncle and we shoved from Cortez in a skiff up to
Perico Bayou where there was rocks and we were
going to net us a 100 maybe 200 pounds but we
came by Price's Key over there in the mouth of
Palma Sola and we heard those mullet jumpin' in
there, flippin' all over the place.
We put the end of the net up in the woods and
Dan came out with his net out around offshore of the
fish on those flats and as soon as he run out I threw
mine overboard and went on around until I went
back into the woods again.
We got overboard and pulled 'em up close to the
shoreline and then let 'em ebb out. That was about
nine o'clock at night.
Before day we had the fish in the boat and we
knew just exactly how many pounds because we
knew how many fish it took to make a hundred
pounds. We knew we had 1,300 pounds.
That was unbelievable that these two little
stinkers about 14 [years old] had that much. Hell,
Cortez hadn't caught that many in a month.
We was coming' back down the slough in front of
Star Fish Company and Judge Millis, he wasn't re-
ally a judge, name was A.D. Millis, just another
character who came down from the Carolinas, who
owned it, was standing' there.
He's standing' there and it was just daylight and
we were paddlin' along and he says, "You boys are
in luck this morning You've hit the lucky day. Fish
just went up to two cents a pound." We both jumped
overboard and climbed back in the boat and jumped
overboard and we were hollerin'. We'd just doubled
our money.
We had been counting' the six dollars and a half
we'd each made and now it was goin' to be 13 dol-
lars apiece. That was big money and it was long
about August and we had to go to school, so I bought
some shoes and clothes.
We had a good life. Still do.


Labor Day honors all who labor these days


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
School is only a few days old, and already stu-
dents get a day off. So does almost everyone else.
It's Labor Day, which falls on the first Monday of
September.
Schools, government offices and facilities in-
cluding the Post Office and most other offices will
be closed Monday, Sept. 1. For other callings it will
be an especially busy work day, for this is annually
a big day in retail sales.
Who started it is not altogether clear, more than
a century after it began.
Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-
founder of the American Federation of Labor the
AFL part of AFL-CIO is credited by some to be
the first to suggest a day to honor those "who from
rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur


we behold."
But a challenge comes from the corner of Matthew
Maguire, who proposed the holiday in 1882 while he
was secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.
Whatever, that union adopted a Labor Day pro-
posal and organized a demonstration and picnic on
Sept. 2. 1882, in New York City and had its second
Labor Day celebration a year later.
In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected
as the holiday. The idea spread and in 1885 Labor Day
was celebrated in industrial centers around the country.
As years passed the nation gave increasing emphasis
to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came
through municipal ordinances, and soon )pressure in-
creased for state legislation. First to pass a Labor Day law
was Oregon in 1887, then came Colorado, Massachusetts,
New Jersey and New York. By 1894, 23 states had estab-
lished the workers' holiday and Congress followed along
with a law making it a national holiday.


The first Labor Day set the pattern for those to
follow: A street parade to show the public "the
strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor
organizations." followed by a festival for the rec-
reation and amusement of workers and their fami-
lies.
Speeches by prominent men and women came
later as the economic and civic significance of the
holiday was emphasized.
ILabor Day has changed in recent years, when
mass displays and huge parades created such prob-
lems in large industrial centers that the giant fes-
tivities of the past diminished. Labor Day ad-
dresses have become favored media events for
union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics,
and especially politicians.
Tributes to workers aside, it is a holiday wel-
comed by labor, management, businesses, national
leaders and their school-age offspring.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 27, 1997 0 PAGE 5 []

Supreme Court net ban ruling sinks last nail in coffin


By David Futch
Islander Correspondent
Mark Taylor of Cortez is hurting. Grieving really.
It's the kind of hurt that likely never will heal.
Taylor no longer fishes the waters around Anna
Maria Sound and Sarasota Bay. He drives a truck to put
groceries on the table for his family. Still, he dreams of
getting back to the water.
"Every day I constantly reminisce about where I
would be and how much and what I would be catching.
I'd like to get back on the water and right now my goal
is to get niy 100-ton license so I can run a boat but
not to fish," Taylor said. "Nothing is going to be like
it used to be.
"When the net ban amendment passed, it wasn't
just an economic suffering, there was emotional suffer-
ing. I'll move on. I'm going to survive."
Last Thursday's ruling by the Florida Supreme Court
effectively puts an end to a debate over a constitutional
amendment banning gill net fishing in state waters.
Voters passed the initiative in November 1994 by
a 72-percent margin.
Following a challenge by four Fort Pierce fisher-
men, the high court ruled last week that the amendment
does not violate fundamental rights of commercial fish-
ermen.
Cecil Lane of Fort Pierce challenged the amend-
ment, charging it deprived him of his right to engage
in a lawful occupation. Lane and three others also said
their nets were taken without proper compensation.
The high court ruled otherwise.
"We hold that the net ban amendment seeks to pro-
tect the state's natural resources which is a valid state
objective and the amendment's limitation on the types
and sizes of nets that can be used to fish in Florida
waters is rationally related to that goal and does not
constitute a taking," the justices wrote in the ruling.
While the high court ruled the net ban amendment
constitutional, the justices did not address recent legal
questions about definitions in the amendment.
That means more court battles if fishermen can
scrape together enough cash to pay lawyers.
However, longtime netter and local Organized
Fishermen of Florida president Thomas "Blue" Fulford


said barring a miracle, the fight from Cortez fishermen
is finished.
"The Supreme Court ruling is a bad blow. I don't
know that there are any more nails that need to-be
driven in the coffin," Fulford said. "Getting Gov.
Chiles or the Constitutional Revision Committee to
intervene may be our last option.
"I'd like to see the thing go back on the ballot and
make sure people get the facts this time and not the
propaganda and lies that came out the first time around.
At this point I don't know if we have enough money
left to fight it anymore."
Taylor, a former president of OFF who still retains
his membership, said the ruling meant the end of com-
mercial fishing for him.
However, he's sure others will continue to fight,
mounting a challenge to the amendment that was
heavily promoted often unscrupulously according to
the commercial fishers by the Florida Conservation
Association (now the Coastal Conservation Associa-
tion) and Karl Wickstrom, the Miami publisher of
"Florida Sportsman."
During the original campaign in 1993 and 1994,
scientists and fishermen charged that the FCA and
Wickstrom promoted their cause by publishing untrue


advertisements condemning fishermen for destroying
Florida's fisheries.
The same scientists and fishermen maintained the
destruction of the fisheries was directly related to the
development of Florida's coastline and the ensuing de-
struction of habitat such as seagrasses and mangroves.
"What happened to the commercial fisherman is on
the conscience of those who spearheaded the amendment.
They intentionally misled people, but I don't think they
care. I have no respect for them," Taylor said. "The people
who supported the amendment didn't have the facts. It
scares me how the media can control the issue."
Although the high court's ruling is a closing chap-
ter for Taylor, he believes people haven't heard the last
of the issue.
"This Supreme Court ruling was the finality of
the whole thing. I've resigned myself to that," Tay-
lor said. "I'm not opposed to progress but I always
felt management was the way to go. Unfortunately
this state priorities tourism over our history. It's
sad. This ruling is the final nail in the coffin for me.
There is no regard by the decision makers in this
state to preserve our heritage. But there are people
out there who won't rest. They'll seek ways to chal-
lenge this amendment."
Making a difference
Members of the Holnes Beach
Beautification Committee point to
S this attractive planter in front of
F Jessie's Island Store, tended by
7. owner Jessie Belval, as an ex-
E ample of small things that can
make a big difference in beautif?-
ing the city. The committee is
coordinating plans to establish a
beautification awards program
Sfor residences and businesses.
Volunteers are needed. Call
Commissioner Ron Robinson at
778-2221 or 778-3828 to volun-
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Take's the cake
The arrival of Motoryacht M6duse just offshore Anna
Maria Island may be the most talked about happening
since Elvis visited here. Rather, since Princess Di was a
houseguest on the north end. Er, since Babe Ruth camped
in Bradenton Beach and tossed bubble gum out the bus
window to kids in the street.
For sure, it caused a bigger stir than Gregg Allman
at the Oar House nearly.
The yacht was more talked about than when Jimmy
Carter stumped for the presidency at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Well, at least we witnessed Carter's visit. The kids
lined up around the half-court gym and Carter walked the
perimeter, speaking to each and shaking hands. To one
young Jeff Lease he said, "I'm your next president."
Lease said, "Sure buddy," as sarcastically as he
would today.
Talk has been ongoing for nearly nine years of Tho-
mas "Magnum" Selleck's residency on the north end. So
to all the folks speculating about who was on the yacht off
our shore last week, we say, "Sure, sure, sure."
Sure, it's a big boat. Surely the owner has
beaucoup bucks. Certainly, it won't mean much when
they're gone. We heard lots of rumors ...
We rode our boat out and saw Bill Gates on the up-
per deck in a lounge chair- and we've seen plenty of
pictures of him to know for sure it was him.
Barbra Streisand and James (Hotel) Brolin are
getting married and honeymooning on the boat. It
was in the news.
The buyers of the Sheraton Sandcastle on Lido
Beach are on board. The water's not deep enough down
there to moor offshore.
Bobby "Baseball" Bonilla's house near the mouth
of the Manatee River sold last week. Listed for +/- $3
million, the buyer was hanging out on the M6duse
waiting to move in.
After it was reported that an Anna Maria sheriffs
deputy Sea-dooed out to the boat and was given a T-shirt
and no information, we heard the rumor that the Anna
Maria Island Privateers would take a launch out to check.
Pretty scary image for those ritzy boaters, eh?
Top it all with Elvis. Elvis was on board. Elvis was
seen on the aft deck. Elvis was going to perform the
Streisand/Brolin marriage. Elvis is Bill Gates' psychic
connection. Elvis is reincarnated as Leona Helmsley.
Leona Helmsley is reincarnated as the M6duse.
So it goes. We thought nothing would draw the
focus from plethoric politicians and burgeoning bud-
gets on Anna Maria Island.
Wrong again. The boat cost $50 million. Never
mind that it's not our money.


ISLANDERS
AUGUST 27, 1997 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 41
V Publisher and Editor
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V Editorial
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June Alder
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Pat Copeland
Joy Courtney
Jack Egan
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No shell game here,
says Holmes Beach mayor
There is no "shell game" being practiced in the
Holmes Beach budget preparation by this administra-
tion. Nor, to my knowledge, has any been practiced by
former administrations.
There are no cases of positions being shifted be-
tween departments, while assigned salaries stay for
other purposes. All is open to city commission and
public examination. Additionally, your arithmetic and
understanding of positions are distorted.
My original budget message of July 10 and an "ad-
denda" of several pages of detail July 18 have been on our
city hall counter for weeks, copies have been picked up by
citizens regularly, and your reporters have had an open
door for paperwork or questions (the news articles have
been accurate). Individual citizens have come through my
door and discuss anything they wish on the budget.
Stirring up this kind of nonsense for a catchy edi-
torial this (last) week is irresponsible.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner. Holmes Beach
Stingray season
While vacationing on your beautiful Island I was
stung by a stingray in the ocean. It was a difficult af-
ternoon for me, as we had to spend $90 at the Quick
Care center and I also had a very painful afternoon
from the sting.
A very helpful lady and her son came to my rescue
and explained what to do.
We feel that there should be more warnings and
information for people not from the area. The doctor at
the Quick Care said he had seen three other patients
that day with stingray injuries.
It was explained to mie that this is their 'mating
season" and that's why there are so many in the water.
Claudia Clifton, DeLand

Protect the community from
cell phone towers
The commissioners at city hall in Holmes Beach
are once again contemplating building a 155-foot cel-
lular phone tower at Smith Realty on 59th Street in
Holmes Beach.


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By Egan


Even though they already voted against this site as
not in keeping with the neighborhood (it is surrounded
on three sides by private homes), they are trying to
rescind the vote.
Please make your voices heard to oppose this
project at this location. The proposed site is approxi-
mately 100 feet from my front door! Most communi-
ties in the country are now requiring at least 250 feet
distance between the cell tower and the nearest home.
These kinds of regulations protect everyone.
The commissioners should vote for a moratorium
on this issue, as has been done in Manatee and Sarasota
counties, so that research can be done and regulations
can be put in place to protect the community and sites
can be chosen for cell towers carefully.
We should have a cell phone tower on public land,
i.e., city, county or state land, so that the public will
benefit from the thousands of dollars in leasing fees,
not Smith Realty. Even if you are a business or an in-
dividual who needs better cell phone service, please
urge the commissioners to work at finding a better so-
lution than putting it in my front yard. Yours might be
next. Keep Anna Maria Island beautiful and sane.
Alice Grossiman, Holnes Beach

Chicken leads to
'fowl' assumption
I was reading a back issue of The Islander By-
stander upon returning from vacation. I was so pleased
to see that the chicken problem has been solved.
It is my understanding that chickens are pets.
This pleases me because 1 always wanted a rooster
and since a rooster is the male counterpart of a
chicken, I guess it's OK.
The great part of having a rooster is that I would
not need an alarm clock, and since my wonderful
neighbors are early risers, I am sure there would be no
complaints about the crowing. Then again, that rooster
might be lonely. Perhaps two roosters?
Then again, I might be opening up a can of worms
- no pun intended.
Since chickens and roosters are fowl, someone
may get a peacock!
Alice Szakacs, Hohnes Beach


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THOSE WERE THE FAYS
Part 1, A Spy For Uncle Sam
by June Alder


A troop of volunteer soldiers marching into Port Tampa in 1898.

AN EXCELLENT

ADVENTURE


Mabel Williams the future wife
of the handsome son ofAnna Maria
Island pioneer George E. Bean was
a girl of 18 when the Spanish-Ameri-
can War had all of Tampa Bay agog in
1898. This plucky young woman had
the kind of adventure many a girl of
that time or of today would envy.
In 1937 during the Great Depres-
sion a researcher interviewed Mabel
about her wartime role and the result
was a manuscript that was published
by the WPA Writers Project.
Here is the first installment of her
four-part story of derring-do.

By Mabel C. Bean, Tampa, Fla.
During the period of the Spanish-
American war in the summer of 1898 I
lived with my parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A.T. Williams, at Port Tampa City, Fla.
My father was postmaster of the little
town that became, in such a short time,
an important and strategic point in the
plans of the War Department in Wash-
ington.
Though I was a young girl at the
time (when the country was on the verge
of war to stop the oppression of the Cu-
ban people) I was made assistant post-
master by legal action which overcame
the objection to my being under age.
I was a sworn employee of the gov-
ernment and received a regular salary.
The first heat of the early summer
was upon us when the long army wagon
trains began to roll into town from the
sandy roads that led to Tampa nine
miles away. I can remember as if it were
yesterday the excitement that spread
through our prosperous and progressive


port town. The sights and sounds of
military activity stirred the community
to action in every direction until it
seemed like a gold rush was on.
Excitement held full sway when
Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough
Riders arrived in town and made camp
at a place near where the turpentine
works later was located.
The illustrious Teddy came to our
post office every day for a while and I
remember how thrilled I was when my
father introduced me to him and I gave
him change for his gold piece. He al-
ways carried gold and we often gave
him change at our office. He did not
stay long however.
In a short time three regiments were
encamped on the edge of the town and
we were put under martial law as our little
town was not able to cope with the new
conditions. The regiments with us were
from Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
Eventually there were about 50,000 sol-
diers in camp in Tampa, all waiting to be
sent on to Cuba.
We also had one detachment of
colored soldiers and with them the 10th
Cavalry Band (that was to become fa-
mous); the latter furnished good music
for the many military balls that were
held several times a week in the old
Calumet Club of Port Tampa City.
There was practically no other enter-
tainment for the officers of these regi-
ments and being lonesome, they natu-
rally arranged as many dances as they
could.
We girls had the time of our young
lives though our civilian young men
were quite disgruntled.



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Holmes Beach may give all employees a raise


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After complaints from the rank and file, some Holmes
Beach Commissioners advocated a raise for all employ-
ees at last week's budget work session.
Other changes to the proposed $2.2 million budget
contemplated by commissioners were eliminating the full-
time marine patrol officer and one vehicle requested by the
public works department.
Mayor Bob VanWagoner is seeking an increase in the
millage from 1.75 to 2.25 for the 1997-98 fiscal year. The
mayor said the city needs an operating budget of
$2,251,425, an increase of $263,200 over the current bud-
get. The proposed village increase will bring in $275,000.
If the millage remains at 1.75, it will generate only
$47,000 in additional revenue.
The alternative is to take the funds out of the reserves,
he said. If the millage remains at 1.75, the reserves will
drop from $1,348,137 to $1,089,452. If the millage is in-
creased to 2.25, the reserves will remain the same.
As part of the budget, VanWagoner proposed that
four department heads the police chief, the public
works director, the city clerk and the treasurer be ad-
vanced a pay grade and the deputy clerk be advanced two
years of longevity due to increasing responsibilities. The
total cost of the increases would be $11,053.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore said the city should
stick to its step plan and eliminate the additional four to
10 percent raises. She said other employees have com-
plained about the raises.
According to the city's salary step plan, employees
get a five percent raise for each of the first five years, a 1.5
percent raise for six through 15 years and COLA (cost of
living allowance) after 15 years. Most employees are at the
1.5 percent level.
In addition employees get longevity pay of $500 for
five through nine years, $1,000 for 10 through 14 years,
$1,500 for 15 through 20 years and $2,000 for 21 years or
more.
"I proposed the department head increases with good
conscience," VanWagoner said. "They are supervisory
positions. They do more and are on call 24 hours a day.
The one grade change is a recognition of that."


He said he would like to re-examine the entire salary
step plan in the future.
"I have a responsibility to pay employees a fair and
equitable salary, but I also have a responsibility to the tax-
payers in this community because it's other people's
money we're spending," Commissioner Ron Robinson
said. "Give increases that are justifiable and based on
some facts."
Commission Chairman Don Maloney asked how
much it would cost to give all employees a one-step raise.
Treasurer Ann Mitchell said she would work out the
figures for the next budget work session.
"It serves no purpose to reduce the raises we talked
about," Maloney said. "Most would be served by simply
stepping up everyone."
Commissioner Pat Geyer agreed and said the 1.5 per-
cent does not cover COLA.
"Why?" Commissioner Luke Courtney protested.
"What causes us to say everybody's underpaid?"
Whitmore. who advocates trimming the millage rate
to 2 mills, suggested several cuts in the police
department's budget. These include eliminating the full-
time marine patrol officer ($22,540.51). delaying the pur-
chase of video cameras for patrol cars ($15.000) and re-
ducing the request for computer software by $2,200.
The police department currently uses two of its regu-
lar officers for marine patrol on weekends. The mayor and
Police Chief Jay Romine would like to make that a full-
time position with daily marine patrols.
"We are a marine community." Van\Wagoner said.
"The residents are requesting marine patrol during the
week. It's a safety thing and a patrol thing. I will not ap-
prove a budget that does not have the marine officer."
Robinson said there are several agencies that perform
marine patrol. Sgt Dale Stephens said the Coast Guard
only responds to emergencies, the Florida Marine Patrol
is responsible for three or four counties and the Power
Squadron only patrols on weekends.
Stephens said the video cameras will enhance officer'
safety, reduce liability and save time in court appearances.
Whitmore said the purchase could be delayed until the
next fiscal year when the department is scheduled to pur-
chase only one patrol vehicle.


"Putting off is not a matter of saving, it's a matter of
putting off," Commission Chairman Don Maloney re-
sponded.
Stephens said the current software lease has expired
and the software is becoming obsolete. Commissioners
asked that Romine come to the next budget work session
to explain the need for the equipment.
Robinson questioned the need to purchase two police
vehicles and said the department should purchase one and
make do with the vehicles it has now.
Whitmore suggested the public works department
eliminate one of its proposed vehicles and reduce its com-
puter request by $2,200. She also questioned the hiring of
a second secretary in the department.
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes said the ve-
hicles are for the code enforcement officer and the build-
ing inspector, the computer funds are to purchase the code
enforcement program from the police department, and the
additional secretary is necessary because of the increas-
ing work load due to state and federal mandates.
Robinson suggested the department purchase a 1994
Jeep from the police department for the code enforcement
officer rather than purchasing two new vehicles.
Commissioner Luke Courtney said the commission
should cut the excess out of the budget rather than focus
on reducing millage as Whitmore suggested.
"The argument for the 2.25 mills has been well
made," VanWagoner said. "I don't see the city backing up
from the progressive track its been on."
Various agencies that are in line for $33,000 in con-
tributions lobbied the commission to keep their funds in-
tact. Agencies included the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center. $22.000: Mote Marine. $1,000: Friends of the
Island Branch Library, $1,000: Anna Maria Island Histori-
cal Society. $1.000: START (Solutions to Avoid Red
Tide). $5,000: Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program,
$1.000: Keep Manatee Beautiful, $1.000 and Island Play-
ers. $1,000.
Whitmore proposed decreasing the community cen-
ter contribution to $16,000.
The next budget work session will be 9 a.m. Aug. 28.
Public hearings on the budget are scheduled for Sept.
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By Pat Copeland
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The question of limiting residential rentals in
Holmes Beach is now headed the way of the A-I den-
sity issue to a professional planner.
After discussion on the proposed rental ordinance
last week, commissioners voted to hire a professional
planner to study both issues and make suggestions on
how to resolve them.
The issue of whether to limit the length of short-
term rentals and how has plagued the commission for
the past four years. The proposed ordinance was sev-
eral years in the making and went through many re-
visions.
The ordinance would limit residential rentals to
30 days in the R-l and R-3 districts to 14 days in the
R-2 district. The property could not be rented more
than once during the designated rental period, but the
rental could be of any length. The ordinance would
make renting in a residential district a permitted ac-
cessory use. Grandfather status was included in the
ordinance but would be eliminated after five years.
Prior to discussion. Commissioner Luke Courtney
declared a conflict of interest and said he would ab-
stain from voting.
"As a motel owner, a 'yes' vote on establishing
rental restrictions on resort housing may appear to be
a conflict of interest." he explained. "As the owner of
resort housing properties, a 'no' vote may appear to
be a conflict of interest."

Commissioners and
public air concerns
Two concerns for commissioners were sunsetting
the grandfather provision and fear of being sued un-
der the private property rights act.
In a previous meeting. Courtney had suggested
that the sunsetting provision be removed and commis-
sioners establish a mandatory registration for non-
conformities with a specific cut-off date for registra-
tion. He said about 100 to 150 properties would be
affected and this would allow the city to monitor their
natural elimination.
Commissioner Carol Whitmore asked if
sunsetting grandfathering would be considered taking
property rights,
"For many, many years the city has had a provi-
sion in the code that prohibits the operation of a busi-
ness in all residential districts," City Attorney Patricia
Petruff explained. "Are these people operating a busi-
ness when they are renting short-term in a residential
district?"
If the commission adopts the ordinance that issue
will be decided by a court or a special master, she said.
The property owner would have to demonstrate that
he had a legal right to rent short-term in that zoning
district.
"It is my opinion that people who are renting on
a short-term basis are doing it to produce income." she
said. "They are not doing it for fun or as a hobby.
They are doing it as a business."
Whitmore was also concerned that commission-
ers could be sued individually unless they had "abso-
lute justification of why we're doing this."
"I don't agree with that," Petruff replied. "There
is an equal potential for a citizen to decide that you are
not enforcing the law on the books against the prohi-
bition of operating a business in a residential district
and he could also bring litigation. I recommend that
you seek the advice of a planner."
Commissioner Ron Robinson said the commis-
sion would be "shucking its responsibility" by hir-
ing a planner. He said the sunsetting provision was
for those who purchased homes to rent until they
can retire.


Labor Day

holiday deadlines
7'he Islander Bvstander offices will be closed
Monday for Labor Day. Classified ad deadline for
the Sept. 3 edition will be noon Friday, Aug. 29.


State cracks

down on short-

term rental

licenses
If you use your home for short-term rentals,
make sure you have the proper license or state of-
ficials may be looking for you.
"There are a lot of owners or their agents that
are using single family houses for short-term rent-
als," explained Ed Towey, spokesman for the
Florida Department of Business and Professional
Regulation. "They need to be licensed by the state,
which began to step up its enforcement effort to
identify and license resort dwellings about six
months ago."
Resort dwellings are defined by the state as
one-to-four-family dwelling houses or units that
are rented more than three times in a calendar year
for periods of less than 30 days or one calendar
month, or which are advertised or held out to the
public as places regularly rented to transients.
"Owners have to meet certain safety regula-
tions if they are holding out for rent to the public,"
Towey pointed out. "We began the effort because
of several things including complaints from neigh-
bors and a recent tragic accident."
The accident, in which the deck of a rental
home collapsed,, occurred in a beach community.
Several members of the family gathered on the
deck for a reunion photo were injured. The house
was not licensed as a rental. Further checking re-
vealed that the deck was built without a permit or
inspection.
"The license can be obtained by the owner or
his agent whoever has control over the rental of
the house." Towey said. "We are not doing it to
harass people but to protect owners and renters
from serious liability. The unlicensed owners also
compete with those who are legitimately licensed.'
Fair is fair and all are obligated to follow the law."
Unlicensed rentals are located by several
methods including complaints, checking rental
brochures and advertisements and inspectors in the
field. Licensed rentals are subject to state inspec-
tions which cover safety features such as fire es-
capes, smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, rail-
ings, stairways, plumbing and the like.
For further information or to license a rental
call the Ft. Meyers office of the Florida Depart-
ment of Business and Professional Regulation.
Division of Hotels and Motels, 1-800-226-7359.
Call your city hall for information on city li-
censing.


"With that gone the only people who will benefit
are the people who deliberately bought a piece of rental
property as a business," he noted. "The only thing
you'll do is get rid of their competition. I think it's a big
mistake to take it out of the ordinance."
"We're not ducking our responsibility," Commis-
sion Chairman Don Maloney responded. "Our respon-
sibility is to own up to the fact that we don't understand
how to do it."
Resident Joy Courtney said the number of seasonal
licenses in the city is decreasing and the commission
should keep the grandfathering provision without
sunsetting.
"It will get you exactly where you want to go but
it will take just a little bit longer," she said.
Resident Don Schroder said the commission is try-
ing to put a blanket over the whole city and should look
at individual neighborhoods instead. He said he likes
the idea of hiring a planner.
"We're at the point where we do need a planner,"
resident Frank Davis said. "A professional can advise
you on the whole thing A-I district and short term
rentals. Use some common sense and get it resolved.
It may take another year but at least do it with some
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budgets final pending

public hearings
Anna Maria budget workshops have been completed,
with just a few last minute changes. The first public hear-
ing is tentatively set for Sept. 3, with the second later in
the month to allow time for the budget to be put in place
by Oct. 1, the beginning of the next fiscal year.
Revenues and transfers from reserves cover total
expenditures of $1,070.361. Final revisions as ap-
proved by the commission last week included rental,
rather than purchase, of a Kubota excavator while ear-
marking the $22,500 savings for sidewalk repair.
In the donations expense category, final revisions
reflected $14.500 for the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center and $500 each to the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society and the civic group Solutions To
Avoid Red Tide.
Island Players had originally been slated to receive
a $1,000 donation from the city, but this was axed by
commissioners in the final budget workshop.

Oops
Dr. Joseph Acebal, new Island chiropractor, wants
people to know they may have a wrong phone number
for his office. If you've been calling and didn't get an
answer or if you left a message that wasn't returned by
his office, call again at 778-0722. The phone number
was listed incorrectly in an Aug. 20 advertisement.


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Orimulsion

protesters to go

to Tallahassee
Opponents of Florida Power and Light's appli-
cation to use the new fuel, Orimulsion, are charter-
ing a bus to Tallahassee on Sept. 9 to attend hear-
ings by the governor and cabinet, sitting as the
Power Plant Siting Board.
FPL hopes to convert its Parrish plant to
burn Orimulsion, a mixture of bitumen, water
and an emulsifying agent, which will be im-
ported from Venezuela. However, environmen-
tal groups oppose its use citing concerns such as
increased air pollution and spills in Gulf and Bay
waters.
FPL's application was reviewed by various
agencies, as well as a state hearing officer who
made a favorable recommendation to the board.
The board denied the request last year. In May
an appeals court ruled that the board must revisit
the findings from the state hearing and make a
new ruling on Sept. 9.
Those who would like to travel to Tallahassee
for the protest are asked to meet at the McDonald's
on Exit 43 of 175 in Ellenton. The bus ride is free.
For further information, call 951-0164 or 952-
1700.


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George W. Austermuhl
George W. Austermuhl, 82, winter resident here
and father of Edwin J. Austermuhl of Holmes Beach.
died Aug. 19 in a hospital at Willingboro, N.J.
He was a retired machinist, member of the Baptist
Church in Cherry Hill, and vice president of the Na-
tional Railroad Historical Society, South Jersey Chap-
ter. During winters the Austermuhls lived at the home
of their son on Guava Street.
Survivors include his widow, Virginia; the son
here; a daughter, Carol Newman of Bernardsville, N.J.;
a brother; and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. Aug.
28, at Lewis Funeral Home, Moorestown, N.J., with
burial in Cherry Hill. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Bethel Baptist Church, 1704 Springdale
Rd, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08003.
Frances E. Draper
Frances E. Draper, 80, of Bradenton died Aug. 21
in PersonaCare of Bradenton.
Born in Walker, Minn., Mrs. Draper came to
Manatee County from there in 1955. She was owner
and operator of Draper's Wholesale Bait in Cortez. She
was a Baptist. She was a 50-year member of O.E.S.
Chapter 259 in Walker, Minn., and a member of Out of
State Eastern Star Club of Bradenton. She earned the
Academy of Friendship College of Regents and Star
Recorder Degree and was a charter member of A.M.I.
Women of Moose No. 1601.
She is survived by a daughter, Eyleen Chalich of
Walker, Minn.; a son, Earl of Hackensack, Minn.; two
sisters, Edith Anderson of Glendale, Ariz., and Shirley
Greer of Bokeelia; eight grandchildren; many great-
grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
No visitation was held. Service was held at
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton, with the
Women of The Moose No. 1601 officiating. Burial was
in Skyway Memorial Gardens in Palmetto. Memorial
contributions may be made to Moose International,
Mooseheart, I11. 60539.

Ib Eriksen
Ib Eriksen, 87, of Bradenton Beach died Aug. 23
at home.
Born in Aarhus, Denmark, Mr. Eriksen came to
Manatee County from Southfield, Mich., in 1979. He
was purchasing manager for St. Regis Paper Inc. before
retiring. He was a member of Key Royale Golf Club in
Holmes Beach, past vice president of Beverly Hills
Lions Club in Beverly Hills, Mich., and past member
and treasurer of Runaway Condominium Association
in Bradenton.
He is survived by his wife, Marian; two daughters,
Karen of Bradenton and Gail Walker of Wellesley,


Mass.; a son, Charles of St. Clair Shores. Mich.; a sis-
ter, Inge Jeffries of Santa Ana. Calif.; and three grand-
children.
No visitation was held. A memorial service was
held at Roser Memorial Community Church in Anna
Maria City, with the Rev. Wayne Kirk officiating.
Burial was in Put-In-Bay. Ohio. Memorials may be
made to Family Network of Disabilities Inc.. 4606
Park Lake Terrace N.. Bradcnion. Fla. 34209. Kicliter
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

James John McLimans
James John McLimans, 79. of Anna Maria died
Aug. 23 in Columbia Blake Medical Center.
Born in Mineral Point. Wis., Mr. McLimans
came to Manatee County from Marion, Ind.. in
1976. As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin
at Platteville, he began his career as a manual arts
therapist with the Veterans Administration. Later,
Mr. McLimans became a land developer and resi-
dential contractor. He was a member of Roser Me-
morial Community Church. He was a member of
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and a life
member of American Veterans. He served in the
U.S. Army Air Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Naomi; a son and
daughter-in-law, John and Mary Jane of Brookfield,
Wis.; three sisters, Hope Cenite and Lola Williams,
both of Mineral Point, and Violet Lust of Mount
Horeb, Wis.; a brother, Robert of Mabank, Texas;
three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at
Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Men's Club, Roser Memorial
Community Church, P. O. Box 247, Anna Maria,
Fla. 34216. National Cremation, Sarasota chapter,
is in charge of the arrangements.

Nathan E. Swindall
Nathan E. Swindall of Holmes Beach died Aug.
21 in Sarasota.
Mr. Swindall was a retired Atlanta businessman.
He was a member of Roser Memorial Community
Church, the American Legion in Bradenton and he
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys of Holmes
Beach; four sons, David of St. Petersburg, Pat and
Phillip, both of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Kevin of
Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Theresa of Atlanta; two
brothers; one sister; and 17 grandchildren.
Crypt-side services were held at Weslview Abbey
in Atlanta. Memorial contributions may be made to
Roser Memorial Community Church, P.O. Box 247,
Anna Maria City, Fla. 34216.


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Birthday party for colorful
lady at Tingley
A birthday party for one of Florida's most color-
ful women is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 28, at Tingley
Memorial Library in Bradenton Beach.
Honored will be the Beulah Rebecca Hooks
Hannah Tingley, who put the library there. Open to li-
brary board members, volunteers and friends, the party
will start at 1 p.m. and feature cake, coffee and tea.
Ms. Tingley was a Georgia and Lakeland belle
who was a teacher, activist for Indians and Democrats
- she nominated Franklin Delano Roosevelt for presi-
dent at the national Democratic convention in 1932.
She owned extensive orange groves and loved to
fish, which brought her to Anna Maria Island. She was
on the library board when the library was kicked out of
city hall, and told fellow book lovers she would "leave
you some money."
"Some" turned out to be half a million dollars
when she died 20 years ago. The money drew interest
for years while the town argued, and finally the board
spent $220,000 on the Tingley Library building fin-
ished in 1993 and $120,000 for equipment and books.
The library lives on the income from the rest, about
$37,000 a year, plus donations.
Now the library has about 6,000 books with 42
volunteers to run things, and receives no tax money.

Islandwide flood group
selects its officers
Joan Perry of Holmes Beach was elected chair and
Lee Horack of Bradenton Beach vice chair at the or-
ganizational meeting of a committee to prepare an
Islandwide "flood mitigation plan."
Organizing last week at Tingley Memorial Library in
Bradenton Beach, the group scheduled its next meeting for
1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Anna Maria City Hall.
The flood mitigation plan is part of the rating sys-
tem governing whether communities receive flood in-
surance discounts. The organization includes the three
Island cities, sponsors said.

Open house for first
graders and up at school
Anna Maria Elementary School will host an open
house for first through fifth grades on Thursday, Aug.
28, beginning at 7 p.m.
Parents are invited to meet their students' teacher,
check out the classrooms and materials and view an
overall school orientation to be broadcast through the
school's television production studio to the classrooms.
Call the school at 778-1125 for additional informa-
tion.





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Athlete's foot is usually caused by a fungus infection of the
skin. When that same fungus invades a toenail, it can cause
discoloration, thickening, and deformity of the nail plate.
Sometimes the first indication of a mycotic (fungus) nail is a
mild change in the translucency of the nail. In other words, the
nail is no longer transparent, but instead becomes opaque.
The nail may turn yellow, brown, or even white.
Teenagers and young adults are more prone to the skin dis-
order. As we get older, our skin toughens up and we don't de-
velop the itching and bunting of athlete's foot. Instead we tend
to get the nail infection.
Because toenails grow slower than fingernails, treatment takes
longer. There are topical medications which can slow the
progress of the infection. In severe cases, surgical removal of
a deformed nail may be necessary. Fungus will thrive in a dark
moist environment, and for that reason, the infection is more
common on feet than on the hands.
For an evaluation of skin or nail conditions of the foot, call Is-
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For appointments call 779-1100


Pay per view
Vicki Elwood gave daughter Jaclyn, 5, a turn at the
distance viewer available for an old-fashioned pay-
per-view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge from the
historic Anna Maria City Pier. The Elwoods, of
Norwich, N.Y., took in all the sights while visiting
mother/grandmother this photographer now of
Anna Maria. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann


Apply to participate in Fine
Arts Festival
Applications are available for fine artists and
crafters to participate in the Ninth Annual Anna Maria
Island Winterfest of Fine Arts and Crafts, sponsored by
the Anna Maria Art League.
The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday,
Dec. 6 and 7, at City Hall Park in Holmes Beach.
Entrants will be selected from slides of recent,
original work based on artistic merit and workmanship.
To receive an application, send a request along
with a self-addressed and stamped envelope to: Anna
Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach. Fla. 34217.
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The Church of the Annunciation will conduct its
first spaghetti dinner Saturday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 8
p.m. on the church grounds, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach.
In addition to spaghetti, the menu will include
bread, salad, drinks and dessert. Diners may eat in the
air-conditioned banquet room or take their orders out.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children under 6.

Two-day book sale this
week at Tingley
The Tingley Memorial Library is planning its
semi-annual book sale Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29
and 30, at the library behind the Bradenton Beach City
Hall, 111 Second St. N., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Books to be sold have been donated or culled from
the library's collection. Proceeds will go for new books
for the shelves.
The library was built with donated money and gets
no tax dollars for operations. Cost of a library card is
$1 a year and is available to anyone with a picture ID
and local address, temporary or permanent.

Free HIV testing
The AIDS Council of Manatee is offering free HIV
tests the second and fourth Monday of every month
from 1 to 7 p.m. at the council's quarters, 312 Second
Ave. E., Bradenton, the organization has announced.
Other services include a food pantry open from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. every Wednesday at council offices
for those who qualify and a dinner the second and last
Tuesday each month at Christ Episcopal Church, 4030
Manatee Ave. W., at 5 p.m.
The council's general board meets at noon the third
Friday of the month at Hospice of Southwest Florida,
3355 26th St. W., Bradenton. Further information is
available at 750-9450.

New Art League hours
The Anna Maria Island Art League will resume
season hours on Tuesday, Sept. 2, through June 5.
Hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 8:45
a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
The league is located at 5314 Holmes Blvd.,
Holmes Beach, and may be contacted at 778-2099.

Sweet Adelines sing-along
The Sweet Adelines singing group is inviting women
to sing along with them at sessions Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.
at the Bradenton Christian School, 3304 43rd St. W.,
Bradenton. More information is available from Anita
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A home built in 1990 by Bobby Bonilla when
he played baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates went
on the market in January 1997 for $2.3 million
and sold Aug. 14 for $1.8 million.
Island Real Estate owner Frank Davis is cred-
ited with selling the property. reportedly earning
a $46.000 commission on the sale. The new own-
ers are Henry and Karen Blane.
Donald Lewis and Linda Dickerson of
Michael Saunders & Co. listed the property for
sale. Lewis said his was the first-ever listing on
the home and that although Bonilla never resided
there, he used the home occasionally on weekends
over a period of about four years.
County records show the home was built in
1990 with a certificate of occupancy issued to
Roberto and Migdalia Bonilla in October 1994.
The riverfront home boasts five bedrooms, six


and a half baths and includes a master bedroom
with foyer, a family room with an 18-foot granite
bar, three televisions and a fireplace, a media room
with a wall-to-wall video screen and a view of
Tampa Bay and the Sunshine Skyway Bridge.
Bonilla was with the Pirates from 1981 to
1985, when he was drafted to the Chicago White
Sox, returning to the Pirates in 1986. He was
granted free agency in December 1991 and
signed by the New York Mets.
In 1995, he went to the Baltimore Orioles in
a trade. Bonilla signed with the Florida Marlins
in November 1996.
Bonilla was generous of his time and energy
to youth sports organizations when he was in the
local area and developed a large following
among Bradenton fans during the Pirates' spring
training seasons.


Island agent sells Bonilla's

Manatee riverfront home


Back again
Seth Groseclose has rejoined the staff of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center as evening and
weekend athletic assistant to the program director,
Scott Dell. Groseclose was a summer camp counse-
lor in 1991. He will work with teens on sports,
leadership, job initiative and community service
projects. Islander Photo: Courtesy Cynthia Finn


Island Branch Library to
host constitutional
exhibit in September
Island Branch Library will sponsor a display by
the Daughters of the American Revolution to cel-
ebrate the United States Constitution during the
month of September.
Organized by LaVonne DeValinger of the
Manatee Chapter of Daughters of the American
Revolution, the annual event will also feature free
bookmarks and brochures for the public to perpetu-
ate the memory and spirit of men and women who
achieved American independence.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive.
Holmes Beach. Hours are Monday through Wednes-
day. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday. 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday. 10 a.m. to
5 p.m.
Call the library at 778-6341 for additional infor-
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Island 10-year-old sets national ski records


By David Futch
Islander Correspondent
J.D. Webb went to Texas last week to participate
in the Barefoot Nationals in Houston. He came back a
winner with medals and national records to show for all
the practice he's put into the sport he loves.
The event is put on by the American Barefoot
Club, part of the American Water Ski Association, and
was attended by 200 fans. Webb competed against six
other youths who had qualified for national competi-
tion by winning regional meets.
J.D., who is 10 now, qualified on Jan. 1 for his
nine-year-old age group, and won first place in tricks
and first overall at Houston.
He set two national records, one in barefoot trick
and the other in the barefoot slalom portion in the boys-
nine-and-under division known as Boys I.
"I feel pretty good. It was cool to win and set the
records. I was really excited after I won," J.D. said.
"Before I skied I was nervous but I just went out and
tried my best."
On Thursday, J.D. and his dad Ben leave for Dal-
las for the National Wakeboarding contest. For now.
J.D. will try to let his win sink in.
"It's a great honor for the time period he's been
barefooting," said father Ben Webb. "He's been skiing
for six years and barefooting for four. I'm really proud.
Buying our ski boat was the best investment we ever
made. We love the sport and so does J.D., so it's a win-


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J.D. Webb.
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win situation. It keeps him focused."
Webb got the family involved in skiing in Sarasota at
the local Ski-A-Rees Club. Dad drives the boat, mom
participates in the pyramid and other events and the kids
got involved starting with the oldest, J.D. The group puts
on Sunday shows during tourist season at its base on City
Island next to Mote Marine Laboratory.
Young J.D. showed a lot of promise early on and
the family sought professional training to take his sport
to the next level.
Webb credits Ron Scarpa, owner of Ron Scarpa
Watersports of Winter Haven, and Scarpa's associate
trainer Andy Sabal for J.D.'s showing and the wins on
the national level.
Dad says J.D. loves to ski every day after school.
Now they go to Winter Haven every weekend where
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the wake behind the boat.
Then the skier immediately turns around and
barefoots backwards for 16 seconds, scoring in the
same fashion. J.D. scored the highest number of points
ever in the Boys I division with 4.80.
In the tricks portion of the competition, the skier
scores points by barefooting on one foot, holding the
ski rope with his other foot.
J.D. also performed a trick called "tumble turn,"
where he tumbles and rolls on his back and comes back
up on the water on two feet, and then a tumble turn
coming back up on one foot. Remember, this is all on
bare feet. He scored 6.90 points in the tricks section.
As much as J.D. thinks his win is cool, his mom
Sue was just as excited.
She also likes his work ethic. After driving all day
with his mom Monday from Texas to get back to
Holmes Beach, J.D. and his dad went out and practiced
wakeboarding until dark.
"I'm pretty stoked. It's great to see he has a talent
and really pushes himself," Sue said. "I don't think he
really understands what he's won. He thinks it's cool
but he hasn't taken it all in yet."


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No name no more
The name-our-restaurant contest officially ended last
Friday night. Darlene McNamara of Holmes Beach won
a trip to Cancun, Mexico, and a squeeze from musician
Brian Beebe for her winning name "Marina Bay."
Manager Guy Lococo made the announcement to
a packed "Mermaid Room," saying the restaurant, most
recently operated as Name Our Restaurant and Back
Bay Steakhouse, consulted an advertising agency prior
to the selection.
Two entries came in with the same name from
Dawn Baker of Holmes Beach and Annette Koontz of
Perico. "New signs and menus are on the way,"
Lococo said.

More choices
It seems Rotten Ralph has started a trend: Expand
to town.
What's good for Islanders must be good for


owners, would be the operating theory. Ralph ex-
panded to the east side of Manatee County with a sec-
ond restaurant offering identical menu choices with a
plus, breakfast on Sunday.
Rotten Ralph's "Eastside" is at 4606 Manatee Av-
enue East in the Braden River Plaza.
We'll know how "rotten" it is as soon as we find
our way that far east and can order up some gumbo and
grouper.
Meanwhile, John Home is applying his formula for
success at the Anna Maria city pier to his newest ven-
ture in Bradenton.
The namesake Anna Maria Oyster Bar "Landside"
will grace the former Bollettieri Sports Grille on the
south Tamiami Trail at 6906 14th St. W., Bradenton.
Home generously offered gift certificates for
Landside at the O'Connor bowling tournament and a
nice donation to boot.
Do any of us think traffic will be reduced to the
Island in the winter with these Island options available
in town? Not a chance. There's always enough traffic
to go around around and around.
And although Back Bay Steakhouse packed up and
moved on, as did others before them in the former Pete
Reynard's location, Islanders won't have to make a
long trek to get a steak.
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location at 6701 Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton, hop-
ing to eliminate long lines at Outback Steakhouse on
Cortez Road. Presuming they have a lot of remodeling
to do, look for them along about tourist season with
choicy steaks and trademark pitchers of beer.

Splish splash mon!
Jamaicans have to wait until after the first of the
year for their traditional fall reggae festival, Sun
Splash, but not so for here.
The second annual Reggae Sun Fest is headed to
Ken Thompson Waterfront Park on City Island (just
over the bridge from Longboat Key).
The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, Aug.
30 and 31. with gates open at noon both days, music at
1 p.m.
The roster includes 10 reggae, ska and world grove
bands, a Miss Sun Fest Bikini contest and plenty of
international food and beverages.
Advance tickets are $5 from Dirty Moe's restau-
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sic or the Gator Club in Sarasota. Children under 12 are
admitted free. You're invited to come by land or boat
and bring blankets and lawn chairs. Leave pets and
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 14, domestic battery, 100 block of Pine Av-
enue. Two subjects became involved in a domestic distur-
bance and one threw miscellaneous objects and struck the
other in the head, causing and abrasion and bruising, said
the report. Both subjects had been drinking.
Aug. 16, theft of a bicycle, 400 block of Magnolia.
Aug. 18 criminal mischief, 9707 Gulf Drive, Sign
of the Mermaid. A person unknown damaged the lock
on the door of a meat cooler at the rear of the business.
Aug. 20, burglary, 100 block of Hammock. A
person unknown entered the residence and removed
property.
Aug. 21, warrant arrest. Coconut and North Shore
Drives. The officer on patrol observed the subjects who
were driving around as if they were lost. He stopped
them and found the male subject had a warrant. He was
placed in custody. The female subject did not have a
driver's license. The vehicle was towed.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 14, petty theft of a bicycle, 100 block of
First Street North.
Aug. 15. domestic battery, 107 Gulf Drive S.,
Key West Willy's. The victim and subject had a ver-


bal argument and the subject hit the victim in the side
of the face, said the report. The subject was not located,
but the victim signed an affidavit.
Aug. 17, expired tag four months or more, no
Florida tag, 900 block of Gulf Drive North. The sub-
ject had been working at a Bradenton Beach business
for two months and was stopped for having an out-of-
state tag, said the report. A check revealed his driver's
license was expired. He was placed in custody.
Aug. 18, burglary, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Catalina
Resort. The officer responded to an alarm and found a
front window smashed and the window in the door to
the main office broken. A desk was out of place, two
drawers were open and bags containing cash and
checks were missing. Damages were $1,050.
Aug. 19. altered Florida identification, DWLS,
possession of alcohol by minors, 2500 block of Gulf
Drive. The officer on patrol observed the driver drink-
ing beer as the vehicle left a parking lot. The officer
stopped the vehicle and found the driver's identifica-
tion was altered. The passenger was also drinking of
beer, said the report. Both were placed in custody.
Aug. 20, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported the subject fled with two
beers under his shirt. He was not found.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 15. burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-


ported a person unknown removed a beach bag valued
at $10, a diver's mask valued at $65, a watch valued at
$15, four swim hats valued at $20, miscellaneous per-
sonal items valued at $10 and a sheet.
Aug. 16, battery, 3610 East Bay Drive, Dry Dock.
The officer was doing a bar check when two subjects
began fighting. They were separated by witnesses who
identified the subject who started the fight and commit-
ted battery. The other subject did not want to press
charges. The aggressor was asked to leave the bar.
Aug. 16, lost property a cellular phone, 4000
Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
Aug. 16, battery, 600 block of Emerald Lane. The
complainant reported the subject was breaking things
and would not take her medication. The officer found
her sitting in the dark, and she became irate when the
flashlight was turned on. She had a hammer in her hand
but put it down when the officer told her to.
She told the officer she would not take her medi-
cation, and he tried to reason with her for about 10
minutes. Then she got up, walked over to the complain-
ant and struck him in the head with her hand, said the
report. She was placed in custody.
Aug. 17, burglary, 3007 Gulf Drive, Mr. Bones. The
complainant reported a person unknown entered the busi-
ness and removed cash. There was no forced entry.
Aug. 18, burglary of a bicycle, 6800 block of Palm.
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Aug. 18, suspicious, 6006 Gulf Drive, Playa
Encantada. The complainant reported he contacted his
credit card company as he had not yet received his bill.
He was told the bill was mailed three weeks prior, and
he learned of multiple charges he did not make.
He said believes his mail was intercepted some-
where and persons unknown were using his account
information. He contacted the postal inspector. The
officer noted that the mailbox at the condominium is a
post office type and has not been tampered with.
Aug. 18, burglary to an automobile, 5400 Holmes
Boulevard, laundromat. The victim reported a person
unknown removed her purse from her vehicle while she
was in the laundromat. The purse contained $50 in
cash, credit cards, a driver's license and an ATM card.
She later reported she found the purse in her mailbox
with all intact except the cash.
Aug. 18, suspicious, 3304 East Bay Drive, Island
Bazaar. The complainant reported obscene material on
T-shirts on display and for sale in the store. The officer
noted the T-shirts used a play on wording, leaving in-
terpretation to the reader. He further noted that they do
not violate the state statute on nudity and sexual con-
duct. The complainant said he would write Congress to
change the law.
Aug. 18, DUI with property damage, 100 block
of 66th Street. The officer was contacted by a lifeguard
at the public beach about a driver, Shae Corrigan. 25,
of Anna Maria, who appeared to be intoxicated and left
the beach driving in a reckless manner. The lifeguard
provided the tag number. About an hour later, a com-
plainant called to report Corrigan's vehicle ran him off
the road in the 2000 block of Gulf Drive.
About half and hour later, police received a report
of Corrigan's vehicle being involved in a hit and run
accident in the 100 block of 66th Street. A Bradenton
Beach officer who was assisting in locating Corrigan,


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and Reel Pier, rescued Bobby Smith oj'Tafnpa who got into trouble after jumping into the water to retrieve his hat.
Zeps and William Holmes (not pictured) revived Smith by peribforing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Michaels
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incidents were in July. In making the presentations at a recent fire commission meeting, Price said, "It shows that
people are willing to help each other. We'd like to recognize these efforts because they are very important to us.
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public that makes a big difference." Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


observed him pull into his driveway in Anna Maria and
detained him. The Holmes Beach officer arrived and
found a partial bottle of whiskey in Corrigan's vehicle.
Corrigan refused to perform a field evaluation and was
placed in custody.
SAug. 19 bad checks $24.51. $202.29 and
$100.59, 3900 East Bay Drive, Island Foods.


Aug. 20. burglary to an automobile. 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-
ported a person unknown removed a backpack and
swim suit valued at $75, a Swiss army knife and case
valued at $60. a bottle of suntan lotion valued at $35,
$20 in change, a cellular phone valued at $300 and a
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Chief Romine races drag car for charity
By Pat Copeland "
Islander Reporter
Disappointment was keen when a fuel leak ended
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine's debut on the
drag strip Saturday.
Romine, along with 50 to 60 law enforcement
officers from around the state, was competing in the
Top Cop Charity Challenge at DeSoto Speedway.
The event raises funds for the Florida Sheriff's
Youth Ranch, the Police Athletic League and other
educational, recreational and social programs for at- -
risk youths. ..,
"I've always wanted to race," Romine said. "I ..
grew up near Saramana Speedway and my father S.C. ": ''t "
worked for NASCAR." 5.
Romine spent several months looking for a car and CORP
found the 1979 junkyard Camaro several months ago.OOLS B
With the help of friends Lee "Junior" Thompson, whoEL
owns a garage, and Mark Bell. Romine began to re- 1B.t -
build the car. Several sponsors including Scholfield
Realty, Duffy's Tavern. Pools by Lowell and Jake's
Automotive, helped out with expenses.
"It was a lot of work and takes a lot of time." he


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all part of a charity bernfit involving more than 50 law enforcement officers from across the state. Romine
was stopped in the sixth lap of his race due to a fuel leak, but Keller finished her race in fifth place and the
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really appreciate what Junior and Mark have done."
All participants spend their own money and time
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"I came back from vacation early to begin prep-
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worked on it Friday and Saturday, hoping it would
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Beach Officer Sandy Keller to participate in the ladies'
race. She finished fifth. The pair then raced 10 laps
each in the patner's race and finished sixth.
"It was a lot of fun," Romine said. "I'll definitely
be participating again."


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Tuesday, 9/2/97
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special day Ice Cream
udents in Patricia Wagner's first-grade class wave and smile when asked what they thought of their first All meals served with milk
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Island Sports

Thle weel
That was...
By Kevin P. Cassidy


Manatee East
number two in nation!
Manatee East played Mission Viejo, Calif., in their
first game at the Williamsport. Pa., Little League
World Series and came up short in a 10-6 slugfest de-
spite home runs by Mike Cucci. Joel Cocciolone and
Trevor Blair. Pitcher Lastings Milledge had a rough
day on the mound as he struggled with his control. He
just couldn't find the plate. Milledge pitched into the
fourth inning and gave up eight runs, four of which
were earned while walking six, to take the loss.
The next game saw them take on hometown favor-
ite, Railway LL of Pottsville, Pa. This game rivaled the
10-inning game against Texas for drama, as both teams
were unable to score through seven innings.
In the top of the eighth, Manatee proceeded to bunt
the ball four consecutive times to get a run across for
a 1-0 lead which proved to be enough for the win.
The local heroes scored four more runs in the inning to
extend the lead to 5-0 and held on for the victory and
a chance to play in the finals if they could get past U.S.
Central champions, Dyer, Ind.
Ryan Kennedy pitched a masterpiece, going eight
innings and giving up only four hits while striking out
12 to secure the win.
Manatee East fell behind 2-0 in the third inning of
their game against Dyer before rallying with eight runs
in the bottom of the fourth inning to record an 8-2 win
that put them into the U.S. championship game. Josh
Hall got the win in relief of starter Mike Cucci. The




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The rematch turned into a mismatch as Mission
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 24
Sorgi, visibly upset, walked the next two batters
and was replaced by Ryan O'Donovan, who gave up
a single to center. The winning run scored when the
ball got past Ashton White who was aggressively
charging the ball in an attempt to hold the runner at
third. That ended the game and Mexico was crowned
champs.

Score one for kids
Last Saturday's O'Connor brother's Seventh
Annual Bowling Challenge at Galaxy Lanes in
Bradenton was a rousing success with more than 200
bowlers in attendance. The proceeds from the annual
event are used to purchase sports equipment for the
kids at the Anna Maria Island Community Center
and if you didn't attend, you missed a great time.
Brian Schultz took home the high series and tied
Randy Andricks for high game. Master of ceremo-
nies Billy O'Connor dealt with the tie for the trophy
for high score in a Solomon-like fashion.
Seven-year-old Braun Balsai captured the low
score award with a 37, but rumor spread quickly that
it really was his Dad's score. Anna Copeland held for
a third year title for low-score honors for the women
with a 50. This represents a four-pin improvement from
her score last year, "thanks to a strenuous, off-season
training regimen," Copeland said.
Elaine Pavlisko from Holmes Construction took
high-score honors for the women with a sparkling
209 and was closely followed by Jackie Cate with
205.
George O'Connor said more than 200*bowlers
participated and that a good time was had by all,
though he said he was disappointed his score of 280
didn't count because he and his brother organize the
tournament.
Twin brother Billy said Dave Moynihan of
Wagner Realty stopped nearly all the bowlers in
their tracks when he slipped during his bowling ap-
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with a thud.
After making sure Dave wasn't injured, every-
one erupted in laughter and several minutes passed
before anyone could regain composure to bowl.
Sharon O'Connor and Linda Frost tried to top
Dave's act, destroying a bowling bowl in the pro-
cess. They shared one of Galaxy's light balls and
who knows how, but it broke apart. Maybe they were
getting a lot of "air." You had to be there.
After the bowling was done everyone went to the
Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach for the
awards ceremony. The big 25-inch television, pur-
chased at Circuit City with a $100 corporate dona-
tion from the electronics giant, was won by Island
Liquor owner Jim Wickwire.
Lots of raffle prizes were handed out, too many
to count, but ironically a purple bowling ball leftover
from the Center auction, rerouted to the bowling
prizes by auction chairwoman Trudy Moon, was
won by her husband/Air & Energy owner Stewart.
I didn't win anything but I was happy with a
game of 148, which was a big improvement from the
111 and 113 that I scored in the first two games.
Can't wait 'til next year to do it again!

Tee up for lan
Speaking of benefits, the deadline of Friday,
Aug. 29, looms for the Island Football Club golf
tournament to benefit player lan Fairweather. The
tournament will be played at River Run golf course
on 27th Street East in Bradenton.
The Sept. 6 tournament is a four-person, best-
ball format where everyone plays the team's best
shot from tee to green. Tee times are from 8 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. Give me a call at 778-3153 to reserve
your foursome's tee time.
There will be refreshments provided on the
course as well as a putting and long-drive contest
and a closest-to-the-pin winner will take home -
yes, an automobile.
An awards party and prize raffle complete with
buffet at Tip of the Island pub and restaurant follow


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If you would like to donate or if you want to play
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Kick in the grass
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
week-long soccer camp ended Friday night. The
camp was very successful with almost 70 kids re-
ceiving certificates and Nike dog tags for five days
of hard work.
The kids were divided up in three age groups: 5-
7, 8-10, and 11-to 13-year-olds. Each day they
worked on drills to develop specific skills central to
successful soccer.
Adult league champion Island Football Club
players, most of whom came up through Center soc-
cer programs, volunteered as camp coaches to teach
the kids soccer skills.
Monday was dedicated to control and passing
while Tuesday was used to develop dribbling of the
ball, screening and defensive tackling. On Wednesday,
the focus was on crossing and heading the ball and
Thursday saw the kids working on goal shoots. The last
day was bringing all of the individual instruction to-
gether to work on the tactical part of the game.
The highlight of the camp had to be seeing the
5- to 7-year-olds playing against their parents on Fri-
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Fall is coming, and so too scallops, urchins


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Summer has broken. The air is so clear you could
see individual homes on Tidy Island while stopped atop
the Sarasota Ringling Bridge Saturday a signal for
the beginning of fall.
That little cold front last Friday will hopefully be
followed by a few more, though that's not likely for
awhile. But this summer's long string of those "low of
83 to high of 93 degrees" days has been broken. A taste
of fall.

Sea urchins appear
Thousands, maybe millions, of juvenile sea urchins
appeared in the surf at area beaches last week and Dr.
Jay Galony at Mote Marine Laboratory says that's just
fine. He says it looks as though the critters had a good
hatch this year they're called "variegated purple"
urchins by the way so a lot have shown up on the
beach.
Fortunately our local urchins aren't the big, black,
spiny-nettled, downright fearsome kind found farther
south, say beginning in the Keys. Unfortunately, I
couldn't find anyone with a recipe for our kind either.

Splish, splash
If you haven't visited the new fountain in downtown
Sarasota called "A Family Place," you're missing a real



Commander and staff
Introduced at the new Manatee Sail and Power
Squadron's "charter party" at Regatta Pointe,
Palmetto, were its newly elected officers, left to
right: Commander Robert Jorgensen of Holnes
Beach, Executive Officer Royce Quintana of Sneed
Island, Education Officer Kenneth Miller of
Ellenton, Administrative Officer Richard Harrison of
W. Cortez Road, Treasurer Dolores Jorgensen of
Holmes Beach, and Secretary Shirley Ann Northrop
of Palmetto. Jorgensen said the squadron was
formed to promote boating safety, civic service and
provide a fraternal boating club. Information, 722-
5630. Islander Photo: Courtesy Manatee Sail and
Power Squadron


treat. It just might be the best waterfront addition to the
West Coast of Florida in years, and it's free.
Located downtown on Island Park that's on the
south side of Marina Jack the fountain is actually a
mini-water park designed with small children in mind.
I've watched toddlers as young as two years old hav-
ing a wonderful time in the splashing waters sur-
rounded by large ceramic animals such as manatees
and dolphins. Low-pressure jets of water bubble about
four feet into the air from the ground and folks of all
ages can get wet to their heart's content.
There's no standing water so there's no danger of
a drowning.
The fountain has become extremely popular with
Sarasota families, and it's especially useful as a way for
grandparents to entertain young grandchildren. So plan
a fun trip down to Sarasota sometime soon (pre-tour-
ist season) and you might even bring along a picnic as
that's becoming one of the more popular activities at
the fountain too.
Fountain hours are from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. March
through November. During January, February and
March the hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Canary sings softly
Scallops are considered a "canary" in our coastal
waters. That is, their presence signals healthy water
conditions and that's probably why the scallop is the


symbol of the Sarasota Bay Program.
Well, the Tampa Bay National Estuary Program
has been busy cleaning up the bay and transplanting
scallops back to the beds lost during the 1960s, and
progress is being made. Two years ago during an event
called the Great Bay Scallop Search, only two scallops
were found in Tampa Bay.
Last year, 74 scallops were found during the one-
day event using volunteer snorkelers. Last week they
tried again, and this time 79 of the blue-eyed creatures
turned up.
That's certainly a long way from the old days when
scallops by the wash tub were taken from Tampa Bay,
but it's clearly a step in the right direction. Tampa Bay
is cleaning up and the new presence of the scallops is
proof of that.

The boat
So do you really believe billionaire Bill Gates was
vacationing off Holmes Beach last week? Me neither.
But the appearance of the 199-foot yacht Meduse off
the Island certainly caused a stir.
Wharf gossip I'm hearing is that the Dart family of
Sarasota owns the yacht based in Georgetown, Grand
Cayman. Perhaps you remember a few years back
when one member of that family renounced his Ameri-
can citizenship and bought citizenship in Belize in or-
der to cut his tax bill.
Can't help but wonder how he likes Belize City, or
if he's even ever been there. It's the kind of place that
makes most of our poorer cities look pretty good.

Holding your breath
Fashion model Mehgan Heaney-Grier of Little
Torch Key has broken her own American women's
free-diving record of 155 feet by 10 feet Monday.
The 19-year-old Heaney-Grier managed a dive to
165 feet, and 175 is in sight. She set the 155-foot mark
last October.
The present world free-diving record for women is
203 feet and is held by Deborah Andollo of Cuba.
Free diving is one of those sports that's simplicity it-
self. You're allowed up to four pounds of weight, a mask,
flippers and snorkel, but no flotation devices. Then you
simply take a deep breath and swim as deeply as possible,
and oh yes, you have to survive the trip back up.
Heaney-Grier can hold her breath for more than 4
1/2 minutes in a pool while swimming 300 feet under-
water. She may be a model, but she's certainly no sissy.
Perhaps, if she's successful in setting a new mark,
we'll be able to run a picture of her, too.
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Coast Guard Auxiliary
plans boating classes
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 will conduct
power boating and sailing classes starting Tuesday,
Sept. 2, at the flotilla training center, 4208 129th St.,
north of the Seafood Shack in Cortez.
The course will run for four weeks on Tuesdays
and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. It includes legal require-
ments, boat handling, navigation, weather and VHF
radio. The course is free and texts and materials are
available at the training center "for nominal cost."
For registration for the powerboating class and for
further information, those interested may call 798-
3663, 722-6971, or 778-5800.

Island Power Squadron
plans boating course
The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron will be-
gin its autumn boating course on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in
the cafeteria of the Manatee Technical Institute.
Registration is at 7 p.m. and the class from 7:30 to
9:30. It will be taught each Tuesday until Oct. 28. The
course is free, but the instructional book and plotter are
$22, with $4 for each additional workbook for family
members who share the course.
The course covers boat handling, seamanship, safe
operation, marlinspike, charts, aids to navigation and
piloting. A law that went into effect last October re-
quires that anyone born after Sept. 30, 1980, must pass
a course such as this and receive a certificate from the
Florida Marine Patrol to operate a boat with more than
10 horsepower.
The institute is at 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton.
Further information is available from Nancy or Charlie
Best, 792-4435.




By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Aug. 8, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a notice of violation for not having enough personal
flotation devices on board and not having registration.
The vessel's voyage was terminated as a result of the
safety violations.
Aug. 9, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of flares fired near Longboat Pass. A
Coast Guard vessel responded and located a disabled ves-
sel, which was towed to Coquina Boat Ramp.
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Spotties anything but spotty

in backwater


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Redfishing is the best fishing right now, with
large packs of the spotties roaming the seagrass flats
in the backwater. Offshore, grouper fishing is get-
ting better and better, but the fish seem to have
moved into deeper water. And tarpon season seems
to be just about over.
Dick at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fish-
ers there have been catching a lot of snapper, a few
jacks and one lucky angler Sunday morning caught
a 36-inch. 18-pound redfish. There are also reports
of catch-and-release snook.
Angela at the Anna Maria City Pier said an-
glers there are finding red snapper biting like crazy.
as well as mackerel, redfish and a few flounder.
At Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet, four-hour trips
averaged 200 head of Key West grunts, sea bass and
sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 375 head of
sand perch, Key West grunts and sea bass.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on
the Dee Jay II reports redfish. trout, pompano and
mangrove snapper are the common fare for his char-
ters. He's also bringing in flounder, Spanish mack-
erel and bluefish, and hopes to have some good
cobia action coming up soon.
Capt. Rick Gross said reds. snook and trout
were his best bet of catches last week.
Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon are pretty much
gone for the year, but they've been replaced by big
schools of reds roaming the seagrass flats of the bays.
On my boat Magic we have been catching lots
and lots of redfish, some small sharks and trout up to
26 inches. Offshore, we're finding amberjack up to 50
pounds as well as mangrove and yellowtail snapper.
Capt. Tom Chaya said reds and trout are in the
backwater, and big mackerel and snapper are off-
shore near the artificial reefs.
Capt. Thom Smith from Angler's Repair said


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Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Aug. 23 horseshoe games were Jack
Cooper of Holmes Beach and Herb Ditzel of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were George McKay of Anna
Maria and Gene Snedeker of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every Saturday
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Stephen Bell is all smiles with this 27-inch,
seven-pound redfish caught aboard the boat
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he's finding big reds up to 32 inches and lots of
keeper-sized trout.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said big reds
are being caught from local piers as well as mack-
erel. mostly in the morning, though. Offshore, look
for some excellent grouper action, but they've
moved a little farther-offshore, in about 100 feet of
water now.
Jack at the Cortez Fishing Center said he and
friends caught and released two 33-inch snook last
week, as well as a 28-inch red. Capt. Joe Bernhard of
the Cortez Kat has been catching grouper in 40 to 50
feet of water offshore, as well as finding mackerel.
Good luck and good fishing.


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Aug 20 2:14 1.9 7:17 0.9 2:02 2.5 8:15 0.6
Aug 21 2:42 2.1 8:17 0.7 2:57 2.3 8:46 0.8
Aug 22 3:14 2.2 9:16 0.7 3:56 2.0 9:17 1.0
Aug 23 3:53 2.3 10:25 0.6 5:07 1.8 9:49 1.2
LQ Aug24 4:40 2.3 11:44 0.6 6:41 1.6 10:18 1.3
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Aug 26 6:47 2.3 10:50 1.6 2:40 0.5
Aug27 8:03 2.4 12:29 1.5 11:35 1.6 3:49 0.5
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boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a warning for not having a sound-producing device on
board.
Aug. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a missing diver off Holmes
Beach. A Coast Guard boat responded and aided other
rescue craft in searching for the woman, whose body
was recovered by police.
Aug. 10. Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a warning for not having a throwable personal flotation
device on board.
Aug. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned Hobie Cat. A
Coast Guard boat responded, but a Good Samaritan
aided the small sailboat while the Coast Guard boat
was en route.


Aug. 10, Boarding. A 16-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a notice of violation for not having the boat's registra-
tion, not having a sound-producing device and not hav-
ing a child-size personal flotation device.
Aug. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two men in need of assis-
tance on Otter Key. A Coast Guard boat responded,
located the men, discovered their personal watercraft
was out of fuel and transported boat and men to Hart's
Landing.
Aug. 10, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a request for assistance from the Coast
Guard vessel Point Countess for a sailboat taking on
water. A boat from Station Cortez responded, helped
pump out the boat and towed the vessel to the Crow's
Nest Marina in Venice.
Aug. 10, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found


to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Aug. 10, Boarding. Another 18-foot power boat
was boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator re-
ceived a warning for not having a sound-producing
device.
Aug. 10, Boarding. A 25-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a warning for improper spacing on the hull registration
numbers.
Aug. 11, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a swimmer in possible dis-
tress in New Pass. A Coast Guard boat and a Sarasota
Police Marine Unit responded and searched the area.
Sarasota police found the person walking on the beach.
Aug. 11, Boarding. A 23-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a warning for not having enough personal flotation
devices and not having a throwable personal flotation
device.


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Web site set up for
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ManaSota-88, a prime mover in the battle against
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At least in part because of ManaSota-88's efforts,
Florida Power & Light Co. lost its first attempt to ob-
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Nicosia, Lipnick to marry
Mr. Ralph Nicosia of Holmes Beach announces the
engagement of his daughter, Stephanie Ann Nicosia of
Naples, to Michael Anthony Lipnick of West Palm
Beach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lipnick of Nashua,
N.H. She is the daughter of the late Jacqueline Nicosia.
The couple will wed in the fall of 1997.
Miss Nicosia is a graduate of Bradenton Christian
School. She attended Ringling School of Art and De-
sign and is a student of Edison Community College,
pursing a degree in elementary education.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Bishop Guertin
High School. He received his bachelor's degree in crimi-
nal justice from the University of Hartford in 1991. He is
employed as a golf professional at Golden Bear Inc.

Lester to be honored
Charles R. Lester, resident of Holmes Beach from
October until the snow thaws up north, is being hon-
ored for his help with libraries in his native Wisconsin.
He will be feted at the Wisconsin Library
Association's President's Luncheon in Milwaukee Nov.
7 for "securing nationally renowned programming for
children and adults" for the McMillan and Nekoosa, Wis.,
libraries. He is on the McMillan library board of trustees
and headed fundraising drives for the libraries.


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Owner says to sell his
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dream home. Call
Sandy Greiner/Barb
Turner for details.
HEMMINGWAY WOULD LOVE IT! Island duplex with
lots of natural charm. Easy walk to beach. Must see to
appreciate. $119,900. Call Yvonne Higgins.
YES DIRECT WATERFRONT: 3BR/2BA on the
Intracoastal. Call Sandy Greiner/Barb Turner


Sandy Greiner


FIRST-TIME BUYER
COUNSELORS
If you pay $600 or
more In rent, we
should talk.


ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT! 2BR/2BA lower' unit.
Split-plan with glass-enclosed larfai and garage. Beauti-
fully refurbished. Pool and clubhouse. $76,900. Call Don',
Schroder.
CLOSE TO THE BEACH! 2BR/2BA end unit in a beau-'
tiful waterside community. Clubhouse,'pool, tennis and
more. $83,900 turnkey-furnished. Call Karen Schroder.

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

941-778-7777


Carol S. Heinze
REALTORO/CRS
778-7246


BEAUTIFUL BAYFRONT APART-
MENTS 3BR/1BA units, private boat
dock. $335,000. One block to beach.
#CH18808.
GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND
DOCK YOUR BOAT TOO! Flamingo
Cay condo where children and pets
are welcome. 2BR/2BA overlooking
canal and pool. $99,900. #CH21051.
GULF-TO-BAY COMMUNITY
Heated pool, clubhouse, 150'
deeded boat dock with Gulffront
access. 2BR/2BA turnkey-furnished.
$94,900. #CH20038.


Karin Stephan
REALTOR
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Office: '
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Home:
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THE PERFECT HOME JUST WAITING FOR
YOU! Contemporary, elevated, 3BR/2BA
canalfront home in the lovely, residential commu-
nity of Anna Maria. Located on deep-water canal
with direct boating access to Tampa Bay and
Intracoastal Waterway. $259,900. Call Karin
Stephan eves., 388-1267. #KS22126.


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Party for the birds
The Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken
Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota, will host
a "Beanie Babies for the Birds" party on Sunday,
Aug. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. The party will include
guided tours, refreshments, a costumed Beanie Baby
parade, prizes and raffle drawings for six Beanie
Baby gift baskets. A grand prize "retired" Beanie
Baby will be given away. All prizes will be awarded
by the Pelican Man Dale Shields. Information: 388-
4444. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Pelican Man's
Bird Sanctuary


BILL BOWMAN
Broker Salesperson
No catchy phrases, no fancy
slogans. Just 25 years of Real
Estate experience with the last
10 years on Anna Maria Island.

WAGNEI REALTY ;
778-2246










CANALFRONT HOME 511 66th Street. Nice corner lot with
natural seawall on two sides. A Richmond-built home. 2BR/2BA
home with Florida room. Sold "as is". A real steal at S180,000.
BEST BUY Seaside Gardens unit #440, 63rd Street. 1BR/1 BA
canalfront with small dock. Only $86,000.
MLS Dolores M. Baker Real Estate
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2BR/2BA Condo / beautiful bay view
2BR2BA Gulf view condo w/pool
2BR2BA Gulf view luxury condo w/pool
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse w/pool
2BR/2BA Condo $800mt
3BR/2BA Executive pool home
3BR/2BA Home steps to the beach
2BR/1.5BA Duplex
2BR/1BA Bradenton Beach apt. w/Jacuzzi


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COME SEE MY VIEWS Fabulous views of Bimini Bay, dol-
phins playing, birds swooping, setting sun, a newer 55'
dock for your boat, all await you from this wonderful, con-
temporary home. Amenities include spacious 5-6BR/4BA,
large indoor pool with entertainment area. Trades wel-
come. $595,000. #21249. Call Karin Stephan, 388-1267.
BEACH SUNSETS ARE WAITING FOR YOU from this
Key West-style home in the city of Anna Maria. Gulf views
from the master suite, 3BR/2BA with pool. Just steps from
the beach! Call Karin Stephan for your private tour today,
388-1267. #20674.
GREAT WEST-PALMETTO LOCATION 3BR/2BA home
with privacy fence in the backyard. Good family neighbor-
hood close to schools. Includes refrigerator, stove, window
treatments, dishwasher, two-car garage with utility room.
$79,900. #21202. Call June Gilley anytime, 792-0758.


BAYFRONT
Located directly on Sarasota Bay with unob-
structed views of Sarasota and Longboat Key.
Spacious waterfront home priced right at
$330,000. Ask for details. Karen and Bob Lohse,
778-0766 ext. 204.


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AVON PRODUCTS Skin-So-Soft lines, skin-care
products, Anew cosmetics. Catalog. Allow 3 weeks
delivery or express. Call Alison, 383-6201.

PORTABLE SPA 110v, 5-person, teal, cedar exte-
rior. Like new, fits though normal door. $1,500. Call
792-2815.

FURNITURE Sleeper sofa, coffee tables, bed-
room, living room, dining room set. Other miscel-
laneous furniture, books, items cheap. Must sell.
Call 778-0340.

WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR 14.4 CU. FT., only
11 months old $225. Electric range, good condition
$120. Both work perfect. 778-0321.

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Recliner, rocker, dressers,
queen sleeper, twin beds, table with 4 chairs, tables,
etc. Call 778-3320.

SUBSCRIPTION SPECIAL 50% OFF 13 weeks for
only $20.03. Sarasota Herald Tribune, Manatee AM
edition. Call 742-6102 to order.

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) including 2
mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call
753-7118.

WANTED Your unwanted mounted stuffed fish. Get
rid of it here. Call The Islander Bystander. 778-7978.



ESTATE SALE Sat., Aug. 30, 7-4. Furniture, jewelry,
etc. 605 Magnolia, Anna Maria.


GARAGE SALE Sat., Aug. 30, 8-12. Antiques, col-
lectibles, miscellaneous. 603 Baronet Lane, Holmes
Beach. 778-2409.

BIG SALE Sat., Aug. 30, 8 am. 12-family flea mar-
ket. Essence of Time & Under the Sun Antiques,
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat., Aug. 30, 8-12. Furni-
ture, household items, clothes, miscellaneous, 4-
man inflatable raft, much more. 813 Jacaranda,
Anna Maria.

BOOK SALE Fri. & Sat., Aug. 29 & 30, 10-3. Tingley
Memorial Library, 112 2nd Street, Bradenton Beach.
779-1208.

3-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. & Sun., Aug. 30 & 31,
8-12. 109 75th Street, Holmes Beach.

MULTI-FAMILY SALE Sat. & Sun., Aug. 30 & 31, 9-
4. Some things old, some things new. This one has
it all! Everything marked down Sunday. 520 Bay
View Dr., Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE Sat., Aug. 30, 9-12. Sleeper sofa,
changing table, toddler bed, aluminum awnings,
table, chairs, miscellaneous. 208 54th St., Holmes
Beach.



FOUND TO THE GENTLEMAN who lost some-
thing in the parking lot of Walgreens Thursday morn-
ing, Aug. 21. Call for information, 778-4778.

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


NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
(turn south two blocks). Call for daily specials. 798-
9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.

FLORIDA VETERANS is seeking resale furniture,
appliances and other consumer goods. You receive
a tax receipt and free pickup. Cathi 778-4198 or of-
fice 778-3543.

YOGA ON THE ISLAND with Harmony Feldman.
Private or group instruction in Yoga, Meditation,
Healing and Relaxation begin Sept. 8. 778-3892.

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.



"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.


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IMPERIAL HOUSE BEACH BARGAIN
Just listed, ground-floor 2BR/1BA. Clean, Newly-listed 2BR/1BA concrete block resi-
bright and inviting condo with heated pool and dence on 50x100 lot with short walk to bay or
low maintenance fees. Offered at $77,900. beach. Needs TLC. Offered at $99,500. Call
Call Ed Olivera 778-2246 or eves. at 778- David Moynihan at 778-2246 or eves. at 778-
1751. 7976.


BAYFRONT DUPLEX
with fabulous views, spacious floor plans and
a short walk to the beach. Turnkey furnished.
2,736 sq. ft. total living area. Large deep-wa-
ter dock. Offered at $369,000. Call Dave
Moynihan 778-2246 EVES: 778-7976.


LOTS
DEVELOPMENT SITE Prime, wooded
Holmes Beach location north of Manatee
Ave. with partial view of Gulf and short walk
to beach. Site is 100x200 and zoned for four
units. Offered at $130,000.
HOLMES BEACH COMMERCIAL LOTS
100x150 zoned C-3. Offered at $199,500.
GULFVIEW LOT Quiet Holmes Beach loca-
tion with terrific views of Gulf. State permits
and plans in place for 3BR/2BA residence.
Offered at $118,900. For information on any
of these prime lots, call David Moynihan 778-
2246 or eves at 778-7976.


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Best complex on the Island. 213R/2A direct Lowest priced unit in this luxury complex.
Gulffront. New carpet and paint. Nicely 3BR/3BA, heated pool, workout room, pool
decorated, turnkey furnished. Heated pool, room and clubhouse. Great location. Superior
spa and sauna. elevator. $255,000. Lynn views of Palma Sola. $159,900 Ken Rickett
HIostetler 778-4800. MLS 23005. 778-3026

6llla * OFFICE BUIIDING- center of Holmes
* 3BR/2B Canal home ................. $375,000 Beach ...................................... $310,000
* 31R/213A Family Home............. $16,00 WAREHOUSEI Downtown Palmetto
12,000 sq. ft ............................. .... $250,000
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1986 ITASCA MOTOR HOME 33 ft., self-contained,
complete kitchen, bath, dual air. Call to see. 778-2553.

HOT! HOT! 1986 Turbo Conquest, super clean, a
must see, loaded. Priced to sell at $2,999 OBO. Call
778-5930.

1976 CADILLAC SEDAN DE VILLE 72,000 original
miles, excellent mechanical shape, needs paint.
$2,500. Call 778-0118.

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.

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

1995 SEADOO TWIN-engine boat, like new condi-
tion. $8,000 OBO. Call 778-5250 or 778-5930.

1987 BAYLINER CAPRI 5.0, inboard/outboard,
cuddy cabin, low hours. $5,000 or consider trade for
smaller boat. 778-0118.



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.

BUSY VACATION/APARTMENT rental office re-
quires person with excellent computer, typing and
telephone skills. Must be able to work under pres-
sure. Duties include processing reservations, cus-
tomer relations, telephone sales. Salary commensu-
rate to experience and efficiency. Call Jenny at 778-
0817 or 7-79-3053.

EXPERIENCED BOAT MECHANIC wanted who will
repair boat at Anna Maria home. Dockside, water
pumps, electrical, Evinrude outboard, reasonable
rates. Please call (941) 778-5234 or (813) 831-3374.



BILL ALEXANDER
Broker General Manager


Stunning bayview. Tastefully-furnished South-
western decor. 2BR/2BA condo with pool. Kids
and pets allowed. Holmes Beach, small complex,
great school, close to beach. $139,900.

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Weekly from
Monthly from


SEASONAL


$500 week
$1,000 mo


ANNUAL
* Bradenton Condo 3BR/2BA $725 mo
* Perico Bay Club 2BR/pool $850 mo
* Gulf Horizons 1BR/1BA turn $650 mo
* Mango Park 4BR/3BA pool $2,000 mo
"Personalized, Not Franchised"


Property Manager

WedebrocRe Company
matching pl e /p" 8e1rties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665


PART TIME SALES Anna Maria's Littlest Beach
Shoppe has immediate openings. Great pay, great
flexiblility and great fun! Must be able to work weekends
and/or some weekdays. Apply at Two Sides of Nature,
9908 Gulf Dr., Anna Maria (Post Office Plaza).

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

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



12-YEAR OLD boy needs something to do. Will work
for reasonable prices. Call 778-6812.



QUALIFIED HOME-HEALTH aide experienced in
tender care. Given by an older, responsible woman,
non-drinking or smoking. Excellent Island references.
77,8-4192.

DO YOU NEED HELP? Call me and I'll be glad to
care for male or female. Call anytime. 778-7084.



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

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

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

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


CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an eye
on your home or rental while you're gone. Free esti-
mate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also repairs and
remodel. Island Check-A-Home at 778-3089.

"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Residential, commercial, homes, condos,
rentals, offices, move in/out, windows. Call for esti-
mate. Beverly 778-1945.

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

AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL We are tak-
ing registration for the Fall. You are welcome to come
by and visit our school. 5354 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach.
Phone 778-2967.

DOLPHIN CLEANING AND Maintenance Licensed,
bonded, insured. Homes, offices, condos, seasonals,
weekly or one time. "Our business is always picking
up." Call Rick at 778-2864.

PAINTING, YARD WORK, cleaning, moving etc. Call
me anytime at 778-7084.

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



GEORGE SCHULZ Lawn Care. Family owned and
operated. Quality service and dependable Island
resident. Insured. (941) 778-0948.



NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control, Inc. Call Bob Bishop, our entomologist
at 779-0028 for your free pest-control audit.


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BOATING WATER in Anna Maria. 2BR/2B immaculate home NEWER KEY WEST-STYLE HOME. Gorgeous views of
with great water view. Large screened pool and lanai. Low Intracoastal Waterway and Jewfish Key, garage accommodates
maintenance yard, fruit trees, wood deck. Quiet cul-de-sac 6 cars and RV. 2BR cottage on same lot. $439,000. Bob Bumett,
neighborhood. $215,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R20195 387-0048. R23607

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WALK TO THE GULF BEACH from this spacious 4BR/3B
furnished waterfront townhouse on Anna Maria Island. Cathe-
dral ceilings, balcony. Community dock, 2 heated pools and
tennis. $164,900. Jeanette Rampone, 747-3364. C21507


WATERFRONT
CUSTOM CANAL-FRONT POOL
HOME. 4BR/3-1/2B, new master suite,
family room, laundry. Widow's watch
added in 1996, 2 lanais, caged pool. Pro-
tected deep-water dock. $410,000. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. R21046
RIVERVIEW BLVD HOME directly on the
river. Renovated from the foundation up,
4BR/3-1/2B. Quality and tasteful traditional
style. New dock. $469,900. Barry and Kim-
berly Charles, 795-1273. R22176
MAGNIFICENT 2-STORY GEORGIAN
HOME. Trees, brick walkways, open pool
and breezy porches, fireplace, French
doors, 5BR/4B. $1,195,000. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354. R21398


MAGNIFICENT SUNSETS. Custom 4-5BR/4B bayfront es-
tate on sailboat water. Gourmet kitchen, 2 fireplaces, elegant
master suite. Pool, Jacuzzi, dock and davits, tennis court.
Very private. $895,000. 778-6654. R19319


WATERFRONT LOT
NORTHWEST BRADENTON'S NEWEST
COMMUNITY. Large lagoon with access
to Palma Sola Bay from 2 homesites.
Priced from $150,000 to $199, 000. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354. L13569



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


MAINLAND
HIGHLAND LAKES. Bright and open
2BR home with den, vaulted ceilings, ex-
panded Marco model. 2-car garage.On
lake. $163,000. Nancy Keegan, 723-
3929. R24252
PERFECT FOR FIRST-TIME BUYER.
Updated 3BR/2B with guest house. Tile
throughout, security system, fireplace,
new kitchen cabinets. Van Bourgois, 761-
0273. R23396
LAST AFFORDABLE NEW HOME on
Riverview Blvd. 4BR/3B, formal dining
and living room, coral fireplace, tile
throughout. Master bath with marble tub.
Luxurious landscaping. $249,900. Van
Bourgois, 761-0273. R19079


Invites you to contact our rental
and sales professionals for any
of your real estate needs.

WAGNER REALTY ,
778-2246
Offices Located in:
Anna Maria Island Palmetto
Longboat Key' Bradenton


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


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S Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
t lEstablished in 1983

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"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


CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION


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


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Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139



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UP TO 75% OFF

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Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood

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REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years Local References Insured


REMODELING


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* ADDITIONS
* RENOVATIONS
* KITCHENS BATHS
* DECKS & MORE


ARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH

ERVICES 778-5230
LIC #RR0053399


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Mobile Detail Service
We come to you!

MOST CARS $95*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior, under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
$95 on a normal size car. By appointment,
at your home or office. Your car doesn't
have to be driven anywhere! Let us
protect and preserve your investment.
Mention this ad for $10 OFF.




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


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.


VAN-GO PAINTING Residential/Commercial, Inte-
rior/Exterior, Pressure Cleaning, Wallpaper. Island
resident, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.
INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
ALUMINUM VINYL CONSTRUCTION. All types.
New installation and repairs. Insured and references.
Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. 31-year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal at
778-1730.
SCREEN REPAIR, painting, roof coating/repairs,
drywall, carpentry, ceramic tile work. Ceiling fans
installed, security lights. Quality work, low prices.
778-0410. Cleaning, top/bottom, references. Chris
778-8572.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
A/Z HOME IMPROVEMENT Interior/exterior, 20-
years experience, local references. Call Mark, 778-
6034 or fax 758-8307.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.



FULLY FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly at $350 wk.
778-2832.

HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach. Close to beach
and shopping. 2BR/1BA apartment, washer/dryer
hookup, new appliances, residential neighborhood.
$675 mo. 795-7805.

GULFFRONT BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/1BA, sleeps
6, fully furnished on Holmes Beach. $425 wk. or
$1,350 mo. Call 748-1600.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Bay/Gulffront, 1 & 2 BR ex-
cellent location, all new furnishings. Totally equipped;
phone, cable, new pool. Swim, snorkel, fish at your
front door. Walk to local shops, restaurants. $69 day,
$450 wk., $1,600 mo. (941) 778-1322.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB Beachfront condo,
Apr. 1998. 2BR, non-smoking unit. $900 wk. (813)
949-3713.
PIRATES DEN Holmes Beach. 1BR turnkey-fur-
nished. Available now for short-term rental. Also
booking 1 BR for winter season. Phone 778-4368.
BAYFRONT Sandy Pointe, Perico Bay Club. 2BR/
2BA annuals. Call Dolly at 778-0807 or 778-5427. T.
Dolly Young & Associates, Realtor.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND seasonal or monthly rental.
Single-story home, 3BR/BA canalfront with dock.
Short walk to beach. All you need is your personal
items. Available Sept. through Dec. Call (941) 688-
9281 or (941) 683-4703.
MARTINIQUE PERICO BAY CLUB: monthly, sea-
sonal, annual. All remodeled, pools, tennis, security,
2BR/2BA Gulffront/lakefront. 795-3885.
EUROPEAN WORKMANSHIP French-Normandy
"castle". Gulfview 4BR/3BA. Avail. Sept. 9, 97-Jan. 1,
98. 107 Beach Ave., Anna Maria. 778-2206 794-8202.


ANNUAL CUTE 2BR/1 BA upper duplex. 8108 Gulf
Drive. $650 mo. plus $650 security includes water,
trash, cable. Available Sept. 1. Call 792-3226.
NORTH SHORE DRIVE just steps to beach. Light,
bright and neat-as-a-pin. 3BR/1.5BA, 2 fireplaces,
screened patio and much more. Available Jan. -
Apr., 1998. $2,300 mo. John Michaels Real Estate,
778-1101.
HOLMES BEACH Close to beach, 1BR/1BA, clean
and ready now. $550 mo. includes some utilities.
Call 778-2967 or 778-4010.

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Coastal Design Specialists
Custom Luxury Homes
Additions & Alterations
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NORTH HOLMES BEACH Newly-furnished 3BR/
2BA, screened pool, deep canal, quiet street. Avail-
able Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb. $2,300 mo. John
Michaels Real Estate, 778-1101.
CANALFRONT HOME 2BR/1BA, charming, fur-
nished, nicely decorated, porch, dock, convenient
location. Available until Jan. 1. Call Island Real Es-
tate, 778-6066.

ANNA MARIA 5BR/5BA canal estate, two blocks
from beach. Business groups, family reunions, wed-
ding parties. First-class amenities, brochure. 779-
0002, www.manatee-online.com/60northshore.
ANNUAL RENTAL Waterfront-view duplex, 2BR/
1.5BA, quiet and lovely. $800 mo. Lots of extras..
Washer/dryer, no smoking, no pets. Call 778-3320.
AVAILABLE NOV. 1 MAY 1 Owner's personal 2BR/
2.5BA townhouse with pool, across from beach with
view of Gulf. Covered parking. No smokers or pets.
$1,500 mo plus utilities and security deposit. Refer-
ences required. (941) 778-1221.
3BR/2BA ELEVATED 4 blocks to beach. Available
Sept. 1. First, last, security, no pets. $800 mo. annual,
$1,500 mo. seasonal. Holmes Beach, 778-1620.
AMI VACATION YEAR ROUND in this 3BR/2BA
canal home with view of Bimini Bay, garage, dock,
quiet, clean. Bicycle to beach. $1,200 annual. Also
wk., mo., seasonal. 779-2005.
2BR/1 BA TWO BLOCKS to beach. Possible annual
or seasonal. Turnkey-furnished. For information call
778-5057.
2BR/2BA SINGLE-FAMILY home with Florida room,
big yard, washer/dryer hookup. $775 mo. Available
now. Call Cindy at 778-7105.
SPACIOUS p.3 UPSTAIRS apartment only steps to
Gulf- oiadenton Beach. $650 mo., security, refer-
ences. 778-2864.

1BR/1BA RENOVATED Ready Sept. 10. West of
Gulf Dr. 77th Street. Steps to beach, ground floor.
New washer/dryer, kitchen, paint, carpet. 778-4523.


ROOMMATE WANTED Private bath and entry.
Phone not included. $100 wk., first, last, security.
Rt9forances required. 778-4192.
WANTED 2BR RENTAL in Anna Maria City or
Holmes Beach area for Feb., Mar. and Apr. Phone
(603) 569-5574.
WANTED SMALL HOUSE to rent by retired teacher
selling his house. 6 mo. on Island! Trained Scottie. 3320
Bayshore Gardens. Pkwy., Bradenton FL. 34207.
MINI-VACATION SPECIAL 25% discount, Sun.-Wed.
or Mon.-Thur. Two people/four nights from $135. Kitch-
ens. Haley's Motel & Resort Complex, (800) 367-7824.
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Sept. 3 Issue: Your ad must be submitted by NOON,
Friday, Aug. 29. The Islander Bystander office will be
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OPEN SUNDAY 1-4. North Beach Village $159,950.
3BR/2BA, furnished, Berber carpeting, community
pool, double garage, near beach. 6323 Gulf Dr. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt, Coldwell Banker, 778-2261.
DEEP-WATER CANAL LOT in Anna Maria for sale.
75 x 115. $158,000. Call 778-7127.
PINES TRAILER PARK mobile home with lanai.
Remodeled in 1996, completely furnished, walk to
beach. $21,500. (941) 778-3752.
DUPLEX BY OWNER 206 Peacock Lane, Holmes
Beach. 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA, elevated, new AC,
two-car garage. $179,000. Call 792-1214.
2BR/2BA KEY ROYALE HOME Canal-corner lot.
New kitchen, baths, tile floors, barrel-tile roof, deck,
dock, hot tub, seawall, lanai. Call 778-2409.
OPEN HOUSE Sun., Aug. 31, 12-4. 603 Baronet
Lane, Holmes Beach. Spanish-style home on canal.
Newly updated with all the amenities for indoor and
outdoor living "the Island way." 778-2409.
OPEN HOUSE Sun., Aug. 31,1-4.223 Oak Ave., Anna
Maria. Canal home, boat house, lift and dock, 3BR/3BA
turnkey-furnished, heated pool. $375,000. Dick Maher
or Dave Jones, A Paradise Realtor, 778-4800.
CONDO FOR SALE Perico Bay Club. Price slashed
$10,000 one month only! 2BR/2BA, turnkey-fumished
lakefront villa. Won't last long at $115,000. Marilyn
Trevethan, Island Real Estate, 778-6066 or 792-8477.

NEXT TO CORTEZ VILLAGE only $79,000. Well-built
with over 1,700 sq. ft. of upgrades in this 3BR/2BA
Sunny Shores home. 29' family room, 18' kitchen with
dishwasher and microwave. Beautiful carpet, new cen-
tral A/C, lots of storage. Quiet country living only 5 min-
utes to beach. A rare find in today's expensive market.
Won't last hurry and call Green Real Estate, 778-0455.

ANNA MARIA BEACH HOUSE Lowest-priced home on
North Shore Dr. Delightfully redesigned and remodeled.
Truly a charmer with 3BR/2BA, ceramic floors, new
windows, stucco, roof and trim. Courtyard entrance,
easy-care landscape with irrigation system. Fenced
backyard. Turnkey-furnished. Serious seller has pur-
chased another. Priced below the $250,000 appraisal.
Call for details. Seller says make offer. Call Green Real
Estate, 778-0455.


MOBILE HOME with owned land on Palma Sola Bay.
1 BR/1 BA, furnished, roof over, covered carport, stor-
age building, washer/dryer. $35,000. (941) 794-2387.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Holmes Beach single-fam-
ily home with mother-in-law suite, 100 yards to
beach. Appraised at $228,000, offered for sale at
$218,000. Call for details 778-0103.
WANTED TO BUY Small ranch home in Anna Maria/
Holmes Beach area near beach. Please call with
specifics. (517) 347-7811.
CASH PAID FOR MORTGAGES. Local business
paying top dollar for all or part of your mortgage. For
details call Brian at 798-3933.


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CLOTHES CALL

BY MICHAEL S. MAURER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
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stuff
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11 Like some socks
14 Outdoes
19 Loser in an upset
20 Part of the iris
bordering the
pupil
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22 Grammar subject
23 Dancer's
apparel?
26 Money substitute
27 Preacher's
apparel?
28 Factory worker's
apparel?
30 Florida's-
National Forest
31 "Cheers" setting
33 Start of many
criminal case
names
34 The universe on
day one
37 Unexpected
blows
39 Actor Peter et al.
43 Home, to Hans
44 Psychiatrist's
apparel?
49 Brutally dismiss
50 Suffix with disk
51 Kansas town
52 Amount to be
raised, maybe
53 A regular type
54 Cable network,
briefly


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59 Burns's partner 1
60 "Ditto"
62 Send 1
63 Earthy deposits 1
64 Conners 1
65 Saki, really 1
66 Author Marsh
68 Separates, in a
way
70 Now
71 Election times
74 as a pig 1
75 Projectionist's 1
apparel?
77 Oneof the 13
orig. colonies
78 Rhineland town
heavily bombed
in W.W. II
79 Apt family name
in "The Wizard
of Oz"
80 Constellation
animal
81 "- cost to you!"
82 Suffix with
special
83 Entomologist's
apparel?
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Naldi
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stew
90 TV Mr.
91 Joyous hymn
92 Country
95 Govt.
intelligence org.
96 Meeting room
staple
99 Referee's
apparel?
103 Pro athlete's
apparel?


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08 Lawyer's
apparel?
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12 Elevs.
13 Flower part
14 Mountain
known locally as
Mongibello
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home
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marking
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contemporary
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so to speak
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Monroe film
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Dutch print
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rejoicing
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Marianas
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suddenly aware
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apparel?
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Siegmeister
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Abbr.
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pride
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mercredi
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College of
California
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"to be"
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Monkees
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rating
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menace
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104 Belt-tightening
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song "-- No
Sunshine"
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