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Holmes Beach Commission trims budget
By Pat Copeland
Salary increases, a full-time marine officer and one
utility vehicle for public works were dumped by
Holmes Beach commissioners in a budget work session
Remaining intact were two utility vehicles, video
cameras and computer equipment, all for the police
department, and a $22,000 donation to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
How these changes will affect the city's proposed
$2.2 million budget or the proposed 2.25 millage rate
has not yet been calculated by the city.
Police budget changes
The most hotly contested addition to the police
budget was a full-time marine patrol officer. Mayor
Bob VanWagoner and Police Chief Jay Romine have
lobbied to keep this position and the mayor said he will
official $6,000 raise
By Paul Roat
Building Official Bill Sanders says he has ended
his quiet search for new employment in the wake of the
Bradenton Beach Commission's unanimous decision to
offer him $6,000 more a year if he will take on grant-
writing duties in addition to his building chores.
Sanders let it be known he was short-listed for a
position with Sarasota County last week as property
standards manager in the building department.
According to a Sarasota County personnel depart-
ment official, he applied on June 30. His reason for
leaving: more money. Sanders presently makes
$35,900 with Bradenton Beach; salary range for the
Sarasota position is $32,121 to $49,180.
The personnel department said Sanders has met the
minimum qualifications for the position and'they are in
the process of conducting interviews.
"Bill said it was a basic money issue," Commission
Dan Goodchild said during last Friday's special emer-
gency commission meeting. "He said he was happy
here, but he said he needed to pursue [the Sarasota of-
fer] because he needed to get more money."
Sanders was not present at the Friday meeting.
Commissioner John Chappie, reading from a pre-
pared statement, said Sanders was hired without being
told that grant writing and grant coordination would be
not approve the budget without it.
Currently two officers, Chuck Stearns (boat) and
Sandy Keller (personal watercraft), perform marine
patrol on weekends when the department has enough
manpower to cover its primary shifts, Romine ex-
plained. When vacations, sick leave and mandatory
officer schooling cut his manpower, the marine patrol
"People ask for the boat and the Jet-ski to be out
more, but I don't have the people to do that," Romine
said. "This weekend [Labor Day] will be one of our
busiest and our marine coverage will be piecemeal."
Romine said if the marine patrol is a full-time po-
sition, he can put Stearns on the water from Wednes-
day through Sunday and also have an additional officer
for vacations, sick leave and the like.
"We have gotten a lot of marine equipment at very
little cost to the city and I would like to have the people
to run it," he said. "If I didn't think it was necessary. I
wouldn't have asked for it."
Commission Chairman Don Maloney asked about
using citizen volunteers.
"I'm not comfortable with that," Romine replied.
"The people on the water want officers who have en-
Commissioner Ron Robinson said he's received
complaints from people about the boat not being used
enough and officers not issuing citations to boaters.
"We're talking about giving people a 30 percent
increase in their city taxes for a service that I don't
think is to a point where it's a problem," Robinson said.
"We're spending someone else's money."
Romine said his request is an attempt to use the
boat more often.
"As far as people deciding whether we should be
issuing citations, I don't consider that a decision the
PLEASE SEE BUDGET, NEXT PAGE
Pipeline into the 'jungle'
Jaclvn Elwood, age 5, visiting from Norwich, N.Y., enticed her mother Vicki into the "jungle" play equip-
ment at the Manatee Public Beach just in time for grandmother to practice her photography skills. "It was
a squeeze, mom said. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann
a part of his duties as building official.
"Because of Sanders' skills and his inability to say no
when asked to accomplish a needed job for this city,"
Chappie wrote, "he has made it easy for all of us to heap
new responsibilities on his shoulders. I believe that right
now is the time and opportunity to correct this situation
with clear minds, our eyes wide open and with realistic
knowledge of what this man is worth to our city."
Chappie outlined 13 accomplishments Sanders
has made in the 15 months he has been with the city.
Among Sanders' achievements. Chappie said, were
administration of the state grant to renovate the city
PLEASE SEE RAISE, PAGE 4
Catch-22 catches Sunny Shores Marina in Cortez again
By Jim Hanson change his property from what it was at the time of the ning commission and the Board of County Commis-
Islander Correspondent grandfathering. sioners.
Kris Gannon has been waiting for years to restore He tried to fix his old dock, but the county said it Gannon is still puzzled and a bit discouraged.
s Sunny Shores Marina in Cortez, and finally he may had been broken up more than a year and no longer was "If they do change the zoning, it will mean I can
et to do so. Just maybe. grandfathered. Besides, the state requires a permit and increase my business but I have to get the county's
Manatee County commissioners have directed staff lease to do anything over the submerged lands it owns. permission for it. It lets me ask."
to prepare a proposal to change the zoning so Gannon
can repair his docks and add a few slips. The marina is
north of Cortez Road at 115th Street, a half-mile east
of the Cortez Bridge.
Gannon said the site was a fish camp until a man
named Malcolm built a small marina there in 1957,
only to have a storm tear up the dock in 1960. Gannon's
parents bought it and the small apartment house on the
When Gannon wanted to rebuild, some neighbors
in the adjacent Sunny Shores Mobile Home Park sued,
and that, he said, held up construction for 10 years. The
suit made its way through the state Supreme Court,
with a ruling that the property was Gannon's but the
park had "an interest" in the boat ramp there.
The property was "grandfathered in" by the county
Comprehensive Plan, but Gannon has found he can't
And if more than nine boat spaces are involved, he
must have a water sample study at a cost of around
$20,000, "kind of hard when I'm talking about 14 boat
The county raised his taxes 18.5 percent, he said,
and now would collect property tax on submerged land
leased from the state.
"The county says I can't expand my business be-
yond what it was in 1989," he said. "So they freeze the
level of my business but not the level of my taxes."
Some relief could come with rezoning, said
Joaquin Servia, plans implementation director for the
county. The commissioners ordered drafting of a
change in zoning from Residential to Planned Devel-
opment Waterfront, which "at least will let him do
First will come hearings before the county's plan-
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SEPTEMBER 3, 1997
I]3 PAGE 2 0 SEPTEMBER 3, 1997 N THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Island trolley not just for Island alone anymore
The Anna Maria Island Trolley is changing its
route effective Oct. 7 and will no longer run back and
forth along Longboat Key.
Trolley Systems of America's Gary Creamans said
the revised trolley schedule will continue to run from
the north end of Anna Maria south to Lido Key, but the
return trip will take U.S. 41 and Cortez Road back to
An added feature of the trolley returning through
the mainland will be stops at the Ringling Museums,
Sarasota Jungle Gardens, Selby Gardens and other as-
clerk injured in
Brooke Bennett, acting Holmes Beach city clerk,
was injured in an automobile accident Aug. 26 while
driving home from work.
Bennett was traveling south in the 2300 block of
Gulf Drive when Robert Vissa, 47, of Longboat Key,
attempted to make a left turn into an apartment com-
plex. According to the police report, Vissa failed to
yield to Bennett and collided with the front center of
Bennett's leg was fractured and her lip was cut
from hitting the windshield. She was taken to Manatee
Vissa was cited for failure to yield.
Acting City Clerk Brooke Bennett's car was
towed from a crash on Gulf Drive. Bennett
sustained a broken leg and cut lip when a -
driver making a left turn failed to yield.
yet-to-be-announced locations along Cortez Road.
Creamans said the change was prompted by lack of
support from Longboat Key and St. Armands mer-
If the route is successful during October, Novem-
ber and December, additional bus service will be added
during the season.
Cost of the trolley is $5 for an all-day on-and-off
boarding pass. Children under the age of 3 are free.
The complete trolley schedule will be available in
the Oct. 1 issue of The Islander Bystander.
Commissioners cut budget, keep millage same for now
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general citizenry should be making," Romine noted. "I
want the officers to make those decisions."
Resident Bill Davis said he saw no need for the city
to have a boat and suggested that residents loan the
department their boats when needed.
"Using citizens' boats would be very unreliable,"
resident Bob Jones replied.
Commissioners Maloney and Pat Geyer agreed
Commissioner Luke Courtney agreed with
Maloney said Commissioner Carol Whitmore, who
was absent, was the one who first suggested eliminat-
ing the position.
Robinson said the police department should pur-
chase only one utility vehicle instead of two and make
do with the 1993 Mercury used by Lt. Dale
Romine said by the time a new vehicle arrives, the
Mercury will have over 90,000 miles on it and it is a
constant maintenance problem. Romine also stressed
the need to change over the department's regular ve-
hicles to utility vehicles for use during storms.
Davis said $26,000 per vehicle is outrageous and
the department can get a Lincoln town car for the same
"The wear and tear is totally different from the cars
we drive," resident Mary Ann Jones countered. "Stop-
ping and going wears out a car more than anything else.
I don't want them in a Lincoln. They need a durable car
that they can use when we have problems with flood-
The $26,000 includes a special police package with
chassis reinforcement and equipment, Courtney said.
Courtney, Geyer and Maloney agreed that two util-
ity vehicles are needed. Robinson dissented.
None of the commissioners argued with the request
to purchase three video cameras for police cars. How-
ever, Davis complained that "the vast majority of po-
lice calls in the city are domestic disputes and rowdy
people in bars and video cameras won't help there."
"We need them now before something happens,"
Jones said. "I want my police protected and this is a
good way to protect them. Maybe it's a little plush but
I don't see anything wrong with that."
Robinson also questioned the need for $10,500 in
"You can buy a computer to run the whole town for
a few thousand dollars," Davis added. "Sure everybody
wants one but the question is what is it used for? Com-
puters can be just like boats, they spend a lot of time
at the dock not getting used."
Romine said the department leases computer hard-
ware because it becomes obsolete so fast and the cur-
rent lease is due. On the software, he said the depart-
ment was "sold a bill of goods." He said it is not user
friendly or compatible with Florida crime reporting.
"I requested proposals on software and they
came back at $25,000," he said. "I cut it down to
what we have to have on a daily basis. The personal
computers you can buy for $3,000 are nothing close
to what it takes to run the department, our entire
records system and operations. They are used eight
to 16 hours per day."
Cuts in salaries
The mayor's proposed salary increases for employ-
ees took a quick dive with commissioners.
In his budget proposal, Mayor Bob VanWagoner
recommended a special, additional one-step salary in-
crease for the city's four department heads. After other
employees complained, some commissioners advo-
cated a one-step raise for all employees.
"We have a salary step program in place and it has
a built-in raise every year," Courtney said. "The mayor
wants to go outside of that plan, and I don't see any
justification for it. Raising all employees' salaries is
worse. The cost would be $32,000."
Maloney said the objection was to raises for de-
partment heads only, and the commission should ap-
prove all or none.
Geyer said the commission should jump all em-
ployees one step to improve employees' sagging mo-
VanWagoner, who is on vacation, left a memo
opposing salary increases for all employees.
"You have to have comparative data," resident Bob
Jorgensen noted. "You're making a decision not based
on facts. You can't allow employees to run the city.
You run the city."
More cuts, savings
Robinson suggested the public works department
purchase a pickup truck instead of the utility vehicle
proposed and buy the 1994 Jeep from the police depart-
ment instead of purchasing a second utility vehicle.
"I think the only reason they're buying a utility
vehicle is because that's what the police department
wants," he said.
"It's an addition of emergency vehicles for the city
and for the public works department to use in storm
conditions," Public Works Superintendent Joe Duennes
Romine said the Jeep currently needs $800 in re-
Courtney, Geyer and Maloney agreed on the pur-
chase of one new utility vehicle and the Jeep from the
police department. Robinson dissented.
Robinson said he agreed with Whitmore, who at a
previous meeting asked that the Anna Maria Island
Community Center donation be reduced by $6,000,
from $22,000 to $16,000.
Courtney said the donation at $22,000 is too low
and the city's donation is not in line with the other Is-
land cities. Anna Maria contributes $20,000 or $26 per
city resident using the Center. Bradenton Beach con-
tributes $7,500 or $19 per city resident using the Cen-
ter. If Holmes Beach contributes $22,000 it will be $16
per city resident using the Center.
Geyer and Maloney agreed with Courtney.
"You have a responsibility to watch our tax dol-
lars," resident Joan Perry told commissioners. "People
are really concerned about the tax increase."
"The biggest problem is the way we do the bud-
get," Robinson concluded. "As long as we do it from
the bottom up instead of from the top down, we're
going to have problems."
Commissioners agreed to leave the village at 2.25
iintil after hearing comments from residents at the first
public hearing Sept. 11. The village can be lowered,
but not raised.
... and will take
The Island trolley service is on vacation dur-
ing the month of September.
Service will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
For information, call 346-3115.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER I SEPTEMBER 3, 1997 0 PAGE 3 [1I
By Jim Hanson
Weary of a years-long squabble over waterfront
access, a Cortez businesswoman has asked that three
public rights of way on the waterfront be vacated.
The county official in charge of such matters says
processing the request will take at least 90 days, to be
followed by public hearings and finally by approval or
otherwise by the Manatee County Commission.
Karen Bell of the family-owned A.P. Bell Fish Co.
and herself owner of the Star Fish Co. next door, has
filed an application with Manatee County to release the
narrow strips of land from county ownership.
Hers is the latest action in a long controversy in
which Sue Maddox, another longtime Cortez resident
and a Bell employee for 32 years, has campaigned for
turning the strips into access lanes to the water.
In recent weeks her crusade escalated into a pro-
test featuring signs posted around the village warn-
ing the public it is in danger of losing property and
charging that Bell and other affected property own-
ers want to convert public land to their own use.
At issue are a 33-foot-wide extension of 123rd
Street Court between Bell and Star, another area 30 feet
wide between Fulford Fish Co. and Alcee Taylor's resi-
dence at 123rd Street, and a third rather vague lane
alongside the old Sigma Fish Co. plant at 121st Street.
All extend to the waterline.
In the middle is Jim Staples, manager of the
Land Acquisition Division of the Manatee County
Department of Public Works. He has refereed the tiff
He characterized.the accesses as "paper rights of
way, platted but never constructed." At least one, he
said, that-between Bell and Star, has a three- or four-
foot drop over a seawall to the water, making it an un-
likely boat launching place.
All parties to the battle concede fishermen have
used the strips over the years to work on boats, store
gear and so on. Maddox has complained periodically
and the fish houses have cleaned house there or the
county has hauled away trash, said Staples. Just as
regularly, the "accesses" have filled again.
The state got into the act last March when the
Waterfront Enhancement Program looked around the
county with an eye to buying access points, said
Maddox. She told the state there already were accesses
"we aren't allowed to use."
Bell contends that fishing gear on such lands is a
tradition on Florida's keys where commercial fisher-
men work, that it "is part of what makes Cortez a fish-
ing village." None of the areas in question offers much
to the public, she added.
At one strip, Alcee Taylor's home may encroach
a couple of inches on the right of way, she said, and
Staples said that is common enough even in houses
being built today.
He said 17 agencies have to clear the application,
including private utility companies to make sure they
don't have facilities there.
Other similar rights of way have been vacated by
the county, he said, and normally the vacated land
has been divided equally between the contiguous
County commissioners Tuesday briefly discussed
the matter after Maddox made a presentation to the
board. Commissioner Stan Stephens said the Cortez
community appeared divided on the access matter.
"Some people in the village have said they do not
want to advertise this," Stephens said of the accesses.
"and there is some debate in the community as to how
to use them."
"Accesses are my windows to the water." Maddox
Commission Chair Pat Glass said the matter
would come back to the board after Staples' report
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Anna Maria budget
The first hearing for the Anna Maria 1997-
98 budget is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 3
at 7 p.m. A second hearing is required prior to
the beginning of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1.
The proposed budget totals $1.1 million.
The public is invited to attend the hearing.
Anna Maria City
9/3, 7 p.m., First budget public hearing
9/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
9/11, 7 p.m., Special commission meeting with
code enforcement board and city attorney
9/4, 7 p.m., Commission meeting. Agenda:
continued second reading and public
hearing on citation ordinance, resolution
regarding city elections Nov. 4, first read-
ing of employee benefits ordinance, paving
bids discussion and public comments.
9/5, 7 p.m., Florida Department of Trans-
portation work session on drainage project
9/9, 2 p.m., Commission work session
9/11, 7 p.m., First budget public hearing
9/4, 10 a.m., Planning commission
9/11, 7 p.m., First budget public hearing
9/10. 10 a.m.. Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
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KI PAGE 4 0 SEPTEMBER 3, 1997 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
In Anna Maria, it's the thought that counts
By J.C. Higgins
Sometimes it's hard to be charitable in Anna
Maria, as Thomas and Patricia Lehnen recently
The Lehnens have constructed a new home on
Poinsettia Road, and have installed significant land-
scaping improvements on their property and adjoin-
ing private property.
They approached the Anna Maria Commission
last week to ask for an OK to continue their landscap-
ing efforts on a city-owned triangular shaped section
bounded by Rose Street and Poinsettia Road and to
plant and subsequently care for a poinciana tree there.
Before the city can accept the Lehnen's generos-
ity, commissioners concluded, several things must be
Gulf Drive drainage improvements
primed in Bradenton Beach
Drainage improvements along Gulf Drive
in Bradenton Beach are scheduled to start soon,
and Florida Department of Transportation rep-
resentatives will be on hand this Friday night to
explain the project.
An "informal public information meeting"
will take place Friday, Sept. 5, beginning at 7 p.m.
in the Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Work to be done includes construction of
storm sewers, placement of pipe and creation of
a retention pond for stormwater runoff near the
Gulf Drive/Cortez Road intersection.
DOT representatives have said no businesses
will be impacted during construction.
The project boundaries are along Gulf Drive
from Sixth Street North to Seventh Street South. A
pipe will be installed on the west side of the road
there, with an additional pipe on the east side of
Gulf Drive from Sixth Street North to Second
Additional stornwater pipes will run from Gulf
Drive east to Anna Maria Sound at Fourth Street
South and along Cortez Road. There will also be
a retention pond created at the southeast corner of
Gulf Drive and Cortez Road.
Additional drainage improvement will be made
at the S-curves in the 1900 Block of Gulf Drive.
Additional information may be obtained
from DOT Project Engineer Albert Rosenstein at
done. First, a drawing of the area showing the proposed
tree must be prepared, which, along with the Lehnen's
letter, will be sent to the city attorney for his opinion.
Since it is city property, the city will be liable for
activities on the site.
"Will they also mow the site, or just care for.the
tree?" Mayor Chuck Shumard asked Building Official
Phil Charnock about the future status of the triangle
"It is not a possible building site," said Charnock,
"but it is a potential future retention pond location." It
was pointed out the property may be in the area desig-
nated for improvement under an upcoming $500,000
state grant earmarked for drainage, sidewalks and
streetscape improvements. Grant impact also must be
clarified. Charnock said.
So Mr. and Mrs. Lehnen were asked to hold onto
their tree pending further investigation.
Tenth annual Coastal Cleanup
needs Islanders to help
Everyone can help. Businesses, kids, scuba divers,
beach walkers, club members.
And everyone can benefit. The 10th annual Florida
Coastal Cleanup is not about collecting trash. It's about
clean oceans. A cleaner Gulf of Mexico.
Islanders can help add sparkle to our beaches and
help to collect environmental data by volunteering for
the Florida Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday,
Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.
The local effort includes more than 60 designated
clean up areas in Manatee County.
The effort is coordinated by the Center for Marine
Conservation and is part of an international cleanup in
42 states and territories and more than 70 countries.
The data accumulated helps identify problem
sources for debris.
Early registration is encouraged for a more wide-
spread effort. To sign up, call Ingrid McClellan at Keep
Manatee Beautiful at 795-8272.
Late volunteers may receive refuse collection
supplies, instructions and a cleanup site at three
check-in locations: at Anna Maria City Hall; at an
area east of Kingfish Ramp in Holmes Beach: or the
parking lot of the Beach House Restaurant in
The cleanup is not about trash, according to
Keep Manatee Beautiful, but about the compelling
need for a clean ocean. Data is collected for the
Florida Coastal Cleanup and sent to the Center for
Marine Conservation for analysis.
Last year, 24,660 volunteers statewide cleaned
821.5 miles and collected 343,821 pounds of marine
debris. In Manatee County alone, 723 volunteers
cleaned 66.5 miles and collected 12,828 pounds of
Over the last nine years, data showed that the
Florida Coastal Cleanup efforts are working. Com-
pared to previous years in Manatee County, the num-
ber of volunteers has increased while the amount of
marine debris collected decreased.
Planners hope that Islanders will continue their tra-
dition of citizen action for a cleaner environment.
Firefighters thank you for
successful boot drive
Members of the Anna Maria Fire District and the
Longboat Key Fire Department collected $4,200 in
their "Fill the Boot "for Muscular Dystrophy drive
held at various Island intersections last week.
Donations will be used to purchase equipment and
.pay medical expenses for MD patients in Manatee
and Sarasota Counties. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
Mark Bernhardt, Orlando
Pay hike OK'd to preclude building official's departure
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
pier, the revamping of the building department to
make it self-sufficient from general revenue funds
and his leadership in computerizing of city offices.
Sanders' additional duties will include searching
out, identifying and writing grant applications as
well as administering them, overseeing work and
reporting to the commission, Chappie said.
The additional duties as grant writer and coordi-
nator can be included in the city's employee "step-
plan" ordinance an incremental pay plan ap-
proved by the commission several years ago ac-
cording to City Attorney Alan Prather.
"The step plan is an ordinance of the city and is
subject to amendment," Prather said. "If you in-
crease the range of duties you can increase the com-
pensation. If the commission gives its approval, you
can make modifications. Will the other employees
be happy about it? I don't know. That's not my job."
Other department heads present at the meeting
were mum on the salary increase for Sanders. Resi-
dents present, though, were effusive in praise for
Sanders and the pay increase.
"There is no question Bill Sanders is an asset to the
city," resident Harry Brown said. "It is a bogus argu-
ment that other department heads will jump in and get
excited if this happens. The other department heads, as
team players, should be happy and proud that another
team member has been offered this opportunity."
"If the city was run as a private business, this de-
cision could be made quickly without all this discus-
sion," resident Ken Lohn said. "You've got a guy that's
so good, if you lose him, it's just not common sense."
"If Bill Sanders brings in $15 million in grants-
next year, you're probably going to have to increase
his salary again because every other community on
the coast will want to hire him," resident Susan
Kehne said. "It's the same with the chief of police if
he gets rid of crime, does away with speeding or
stops drug abuse. This is a matter of value."
"Bill Sanders has spent much time with me af-
ter hours and on Sundays and we have a very good
chance of getting a federal grant to change the cleva-
tion of my home," resident Lee I lornack said.
"Being a grant writer is not an easy task," resi-
dent John Sandberg said, "and it's getting more dif-
ficult to get state and federal money. Bill Sanders is
good at it, and we need him in that position."
Commissioner Connie Drescher said the city
was fortunate to have Sanders. "He has done an ex-
cellent job, and he has put in longer hours than any-
one should expect."
"What bothers me is that I got a call saying that
we're having an emergency meeting because if we
don't give an employee a raise he'll leave," Vice
Mayor Charlie Grace said. "1 don't want to lose Bill
Sanders. If we create an extra job as a grants writer,
fine, but 1 think it's unfair to just give him extra
money and not give it to other department heads."
"I feel the same way," Mayor Leroy Arnold said
to Grace. "I wonder why he didn't ask for more
money during the budget talks. We went to a lot of
expense to build new offices for the building offi-
cial, which are more for his benefit than the clerk's
office, and we got him a nice new vehicle. I'd hate
to face other people and say the step plan is pertinent
to everyone but 13ill."
In the end, Goodchild moved to create a new city
position as grant writer and coordinator for $6.000
a year and offer it to Sanders. The motion was sec-
onded by Chappie, and the commission unanimously
Rather was directed to write the ordinance
implementing the new position, which will have first
reading Sept. 4 and a public hearing and final vote
Sept. 18. If approved by the commission, it will take
effect Oct. 1.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N SEPTEMBER 3, 1997 I PAGE 5 [I
Orimulsion 'Kilowatt Corral showdown' next week
By Pat Copeland
The stage is set for next week's "Showdown at
the Kilowatt Corral" between Florida Power and
Light and opponents of the company's request to
The showdown will take place in the chambers of
the governor and cabinet, acting as the Power Plant
Siting Board. The board was ordered by an appeals
court to revisit its original rejection of FPL's request
and document its reasons for denying the request.
In 1994 FPL officials began the long process for
approval to burn Orimulsion at its Parrish plant.
Orimulsion, produced by Venezuela, is a mixture of
bitumen, water and an emulsifying agent.
Environmentalists oppose its use, citing concerns
about increased air pollution and spills in Gulf and Bay
waters. They maintain nitrogen oxide (NOx) is the
most serious pollutant, and its use will increase nitro-
gen loading in local waters and contribute to the cre-
ation of ozone and acid rain. They also maintain that
Orimulsion is one of the highest sulfur content fuels on
For more than a year, FPL's permit application was
reviewed by county, regional and state agencies that
placed hundreds of conditions and requirements on its
use. Following three weeks of hearings, a state admin-
istrative judge recommended approval of FPL's re-
If approved by the board, the Parrish plant would
be the first in the United States to burn Orimulsion. The
fuel is burned in Denmark, China, Canada and
Lithuania. Japan and Italy plan to join that list in the
At the same time the appeals court made its ruling
in May, FPL officials announced improvements to their
Keep annual NOx emissions at historical levels
and reduce the emission rate from .3 to .16 pounds per
million Btu (British thermal unit).
Establish a 20-year, $200 million trust fund to
be used to support governmental, educational and
non-profit projects that preserve, protect and im-
prove Tampa Bay.
Fund up to $1 million for a vessel tracking sys-
tem in Tampa Bay. The fuel supplier confirmed the
ability to contain and recover Orimulsion with conven-
tional oil spill recovery equipment.
Establish a $1 million community assistance trust
fund, with $25,000 added annually, for the residents of
Parrish to be used for periodic assessment of the plant
and community improvements and projects.
Use trains to deliver limestone and remove gyp-
sum from the Parrish plant and limit truck trips to 30
Provide an environmental viewing room at the
Parrish plant for public access to environmental data.
Environmentalists were dealt a blow in June
when two long-time state environmental lobbyists,
David and Casey Gluckman, switched their opposi-
tion to the fuel to support. According to published
reports they said they believed there would be more
benefits from using Orimulsion than the continued
use of fuel oil.
In August, FPL embarked on a radio, television
and newspaper advertising campaign to promote
The environmental group Manasota 88 countered
with a special report on Orimulsion addressing FPL's
The claim of further reducing NOx levels has not
been proven and the plant could operate approximately
68 percent of the time before it hit the annual NOx
The offer of a $200 million trust fund is an "in-
sulting bribe" that cannot be legally requested or ac-
cepted by the board.
The same spill prevention measures could be re-
quired for the transport of fuel oil, Port Manatee will
be equipped with a vessel tracking system regardless
of the Orimulsion project, shipping of Orimulsion will
require port expansion and there is no evidence a spill
can be contained.
Rail transport is not feasible or desirable because
there are 150 roadway crossings on the route.
They contend that FPL's improvements cannot be
considered by the board next week because they are not
part of the original hearing record.
Two weeks ago, the Manatee County Commission
debated whether or not to officially oppose use of the
"In the administrative proceedings before the
governor and cabinet (in April) Manatee County
took no position with respect to approval or rejection
of Orimulsion," County Attorney Tedd Williams ex-
plained. "To take a different position now would
raise serious questions. It's analogous to a civil court
proceeding where once the trial is over, it's over and
must be reviewed on the record that exists."
County Attorney Mark Barnebey added that the
county's position to the board in April was that "the
county has no statutory authority or duty to recommend
approval or denial of the project."
"We have the authority to take a position in our
legislative capacity," Commissioner Amy Stein ob-
jected. "If elected local officials can't stand up for the
community, who will? This is just basic due process."
More than a dozen residents urged the commission
to take a stand against the fuel.
"I'm shocked you're not taking the lead against
Orimulsion," admonished Melody Kramer of Anna
SMaria. "You breathe the same air we do. You will have
the same diseases we have and so will your children
and grandchildren. What's wrong with you people?
Why aren't you voting against Orimulsion?"
Peter Cunningham, an attorney for FPL, said with
its new improvements the company has made a good
"FPL has tried to address some of the concerns
of the public by making additional commitments,'
he said. "We contend they (the improvements) are
not new evidence but if the siting board chooses to
ignore them, and bases its decision entirely on the
record, that's its choice. If they choose to add the
additional commitments to the record, FPL would
accept that and they would become legally enforce-
After the lengthy session, the commissioners voted
not to take any action regarding Orimulsion.
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So it goes September
By this time next week it will take fingers and toes to
count Island/vicinity businesses on vacation.
We lust to do the same. However, Island politics don't
take a vacation and therefore neither does the press.
We can remember when 20-some years ago it was
hard to find a dining establishment that remained open in
September. Resorts even closed the doors for major
housekeeping and respite.
September was the slowest time of the year, and
therefore the most logical time for small business owners.
sole proprietors, to take time off.
It may still be the slowest time of year, relatively
speaking, but there are plenty of year-round Islanders now.
Plenty of folks to keep the dry cleaner, veterinarian, hard-
ware stores and other service businesses busy enough to
merit year-round operation.
And we see plenty of part-time property owners from
Lakeland and the Polk County vicinity who take advan-
tage of the "slow season" to utilize their own units -
opting to earn higher tourist rates the rest of the year.
May used to be a quiet month but April and "high
season" pushed its way into May and then summer and the
family tourist season. September is our quiet season now.
Not on vacation as mentioned is politics.
Bradenton Beach surprised us last week with an emer-
gency meeting to address a pay raise for its building de-
partment head. Yes, emergency. We were a little shocked.
It's budget time and nothing regarding pay raises be-
yond the normal step plan was discussed at preliminary
hearings. But as rumors spread and we put two and two
together (remember the argument over city vehicles'?) and
Bill Sanders is driving a new van, and payments would be
about $500 per month, and the increase in salary requested
was $6,000 per year, we figured this was paybacks.
With the threat of Sander's application to Sarasota
County looming, the commission met, raved on Sanders'
performance, found a loophole to add duties of grant writ-
ing and coughed up the "urgent" raise.
Pay increases, beyond the step plans, were proposed
in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria by commissioners.
The final word is not in yet but so far tentative ap-
proval was given for raises for City Clerk Peg Nelson and
Public Works Director Phil Charnock in Anna Maria.
Never mind that the city lessened the workload for
Charock by hiring a second full-time assistant to handle
permitting and Nelson neglected a public records request
that resulted in a lost lawsuit for the city or that typing of
minutes for meetings are months behind.
In Holmes Beach, commissioners have quashed the
mayor's request for department head raises over apparent
objections from other city employees.
It's not all that quiet where we sit.
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It is easy to decide pets versus farm animals.
If the animals are kept in a coop. pen, barn, etc.,
they are farm animals. If the animals are kept in the
house, they are pets.
Charlotte Barnes, Holmes Beach
A 'manifestly unfair tax problem'
7his letter was originally sent to Manatee County Com-
imissioner Starn Stephlens:
This letter pertains to a "1997 Notice of Proposed
Property Taxes" regarding property owned by Sunset
Beach Inc. There are eight parcels involved in this no-
I manage this property and was chagrined to find
that if "no budget change is made," the tax on this prop-
erty will increase 10.6 percent over the 1996 tax.
A 1997 increase of 10.6 percent comes after a
seven-percent increase during 1996.
This property has been in the hands of Sunset
Beach Inc. since 1969. 1 began managing the property
in 1983. Our records show that the property tax paid in
the fall of 1982 amounted to $7,613.54. This is an in-
crease of $13,632.58 during the period 1982 through
1997. That is a 279-percent increase in 15 years.
Sunset Beach Inc. is a small family-owned Florida
corporation. The corporation has shown no or very
little profit annually after all necessary expenses are
paid. Rental rates have been increased annually to a
point where it is now very difficult to find tenants able
to afford to rent from us. You, as one of several county
commissioners, are squeezing this corporation into
possible bankruptcy by unreasonable increases in prop-
This letter is intended to draw your attention to a
manifestly unfair tax problem. An underlying principal
of democracy is that we, as citizens and property own-
ers, are not taxed without representation. You represent
this part of Manatee County. You also know that many
taxpayers on this Island are being taxed unfairly.
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tions, Sunset Beach Inc., Holmes Beach
Bowling tournament best ever
to benefit Center
Our seventh year for the O'Connor Bowling Tour-
nament to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community
Center turned out to be the best ever record numbers
for bowlers and money raised.
We are also actively involved in the other major
fundraisers for the Center such as the fishing tourna-
ment and auction. These fundraisers as well had record
This is because of the people you don't read about
that we go to year in and year out to ask for help.
Whether it is asking for a donation of trophies or din-
ners or just hanging up posters, we always get the same
response, "I'd be glad to. Anything else we can do?"
Thank you to:
Ed and Gary (Sandbar); Bob (Bridge Tender); Sean
(Beach Bistro); Bonner (The Islander Bystander):
Steve (D. Coy Ducks); John (Anna Maria Oyster Bar);
Ed and Andrea (Sign of the Mermaid); Stewart and
Trudy (Air & Energy); Pat and Peg (Duffy's); Bill and
Jennifer (Island Discount Tackle); Marie (Bortells)
Roger and Annie (Tip of the Island).
You are the people who make our Island such a
great place to live.
Billy and Sharon and George and Sue O'Connor
Cortez resident thinks
'Connections' was great
Thank you, Islander Bystander and Mary
The article "Cortez Connections" was a nice article
about nice people. Your continued support of the com-
munity can only mean great things to come.
Rochelle Burke-Phillips, Corte:
Editor's Note: 'Cortez Connections' by Dr. Mary Fulford
THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 2, A Spy for Uncle Sam_______
by June Alder
A magazine illustrator captured the gaiety of the band concerts at the elegant
Tampa Bay Hotel in 1898.
When the U.S. Army arrived in May
of 1898, the citizens of Port Tampa
hardly knew what hit them. Their tiny
post office was swamped with mail to
and from the soldier boys who had vol-
unteered to "free Cuba" from Spain.
Postmaster A.T. Williams had to press
his wife and daughter into service to
For daughter Mabel, it was a mad
whirl what with her official responsibili-
ties and the demands of her social life.
This 18-year-old girl, later to marry
Will Bean of Anna Maria Island, wrote
about it in 1937.
This is the second installment of her
By Mabel C. Bean
Our post office was at one end of a
large general store but our business
grew to such enormous proportions that
we nearly crowded the merchant out.
Soldiers and officers filled the place at
times and we carried on our work with
considerable inconvenience owing to
the lack of space and equipment.
My father employed extra clerks to
help him in handling the mail and he de-
tailed me to handle money orders and
The Spanish-American War was the
era of the demure but high-spirited
beauties immortalized by Charles
registered mail with one assistant Each
of the three regiments sent two men to
help us during rush hours.
We took in more money than we
could keep in the safe so my mother
and I hid it at night in our home.
It was part of my job to carry it in
newspaper rolls on the train to Tampa
three times a week to deposit it safely.
There were many bad characters
abroad in the land but my father
thought no one would suspect in those
bygone days that a young girl would be
carrying large sums of money around
in newspaper bundles. Evidently he
was right, for I was never disturbed;
probably my innocence and ignorance
with the fearlessness of youth were my
protection. But my mother was always
anxious about me and partly be-
cause of another kind of work I was
secretly doing for the government.
Those were busy, exciting and
wonderful months for me and if I had
not had perfect health and the vigor of
youth I could not have held out to ac-
complish all that was put upon me.
Coming so often to the post office
where they saw and talked to me, the
soldiers naturally felt I was a special
friend. Lonely and homesick, they
showered me with invitations. I at-
tended most of the balls and had many
favors shown me.
Some of the officers occasionally
walked me home from the office, but as
I was engaged to a young civilian to
whom I was trying to be loyal, I evaded
their company by riding my bicycle.
By so doing I saved precious time and
also kept my fiance in a better humor.
When my officer friends asked
who the young man was who came to
the post office so often, I told them he
was a good friend of my family. And
when the sometimes jealous young
man asked me why the officers called
at the office so much and visited my
home so often, I told him they were my
father's friends. Which was true all
Next: A Sunday
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Holmes Beach commissioners said last week they
will consider imposing public utility taxes to boost
According to City Treasurer Ann Mitchell,
Florida allows municipalities to charge up to 10 per-
cent of local revenues generated by a utility.
Bradenton Beach imposed a 3.5 percent utility tax
in 1989. One percent of that is paid to the utility for
collecting the tax. The city collected $76,357 in the
fiscal year 1994-95. Broken down, that was $46,639
for electricity, $4,755 for water, $2,460 for natural gas
and $22,503 for telecommunications.
Mitchell said the commission must pass an ordi-
nance in order to collect the tax and it could probably
expect to triple the fees collected by Bradenton
"The advantage is that homeowners don't bear
the brunt of running the city," she explained. "A util-
ity tax covers everyone."
"The people will be paying but it will just come
out of a different pocket," Commissioner Luke
Anna Maria does not impose a utility tax. The
cities of Bradenton and Palmetto do. Bradenton col-
lected $3,812,899 and Palmetto collected $768,199 in
the fiscal year 1994-95. Both those cities also tax pro-
pane and fuel oil.
pipeline vs. swale:
It ain't over
'til it's over
By J.C. Higgins
Poor public attendance at the Anna Maria pipeline
presentation did not mean the pipeline/swale controversy
is a dead issue. In fact, it appears the fight has just started.
Bob Hinely of 521 Magnolia Ave. was at a pub-
lic meeting where engineers involved with the project
made a presentation to commissioners and citizens.
"The review by the engineering company was just for
information purposes," Hinely said. "That was not the
time to air our differences.
Hinely said that key anti-pipeline residents were
either on vacation or were not aware of the meeting.
"We are still united in our opposition to the pipe-
line," he said. "Since the mayor has the support of the
commission, our only recourse is through the permit-
ting process. It's a matter of public record that twice
before, in 1991 and 1993, environmental issues won
and non-nature-friendly attempts were denied.
"We will take immediate steps to protect the
swale system by contacting appropriate parties within
the permitting system," Hinely added.
Dog put to sleep after
Following attacks on two smaller dogs, Holmes
Beach Code Enforcement Officer Bill Kepping had his
son's mixed-breed dog, Athena, put to sleep last week.
The first incident occurred on Aug. 12 when
Shirley "Kitty" Degraves, of 218 82nd St., was walk-
ing her schnauzer on 83rd Street. Degraves said
Kepping's dog jumped through a screened back porch
and attacked her dog.
Degraves injured her fingers and hand when she
attempted to pull her dog away. Degraves was treated
in the emergency room. Her dog received a laceration
that required stitches. Kepping offered to pay
Degraves' bills from the incident.
The second incident occurred on Aug. 22 when
Betty Elgie and her friend were walking their dogs in
the 200 block of 82nd Street. Elgie said Kepping's
dog broke through a screen on the patio and attacked
her friend's dog.
Kepping ran out and secured his dog. The small
dog later died. Kepping had his dog put to sleep the
Island model has chance
at New York career
Sarah Ellis, age 16, of Anna Maria Island and a
junior at Manatee High School, recently responded
to an "open call" sponsored by the Manhattan
Model Search where she was chosen as one of the 75
final contenders. As a finalist, Ellis took part in the
Regional Search held in Orlando and met with
representatives from more than 35 world-famous
modeling agencies. Ellis's portfolio includes photos
of her taken on our white sand beach at sunset by
Islander photographer Edna Tiemann.
Police nab beach
-Holmes Beach police charged Laurence Kussy. 51.
of Holmes Beach with theft after observing him re-
move a beach bag from a picnic table at Manatee
County Public Beach Aug. 22.
Officer Jim Cumston first saw Kussy, an automo-
bile burglary and theft suspect, at the south end of the
beach watching beach patrons come and go and walk-
ing around parked vehicles. Cumston requested that
Det. Sgt. Nancy Rogers respond in n unmarked ve-
hicle and set up surveillance.
The pair observed Kussy walk up to a picnic table,
remove a beach bag and return to his car. Cumston
approached the vehicle and saw Kussy going through
the contents of the bag on his lap. Kussy was placed in
custody at gunpoint because police had received infor-
mation he was armed.
Cumston recovered a loaded pistol from Kussy's
The victim was located and identified his bag and
its contents. Cumston found numerous items matching
the descriptions of stolen property in Kussy's vehicle.
According to the report, Kussy admitted to numerous
thefts and automobile burglaries in the area.
Phone book recycling to
start Sept. 11
Residents of the three Island cities may recycle old
phone directories at Holmes Beach City Hall beginning
Watch for the phone book recycling sign in front
of city hall. The recycling dumpster will be provided
by the City of Holmes Beach, said Commission Chair-
man Don Maloney, the city's solid waste liaison.
New GTE "Everything Pages" phone books are
being distributed on the Island now through Sept. 11.
To order additional phone books at no cost call 1-800-
Apologies to Holmes
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on Chief Jay Romine's participation in a charity car race,
the race was misidentified. It was a stock car race.
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Roy B. English
Roy B. English, 71, of Anna Maria, died Aug. 25
in Banner Elk, N.C.
Born in Washington County, Ga., Mr. English came
to Manatee County from Tampa in 1965. He was a retired
credit manager for southeastern United States for Borden
Dairy. He was a member of Island Baptist Church. He
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Longwood;
a daughter, Kathy Ernst of Cocoa Beach; three sons,
John of Winter Park, and Mark and Dr. George Pyke,
both of Longwood; a sister, Elizabeth Wasiuk of
Hudson, Mass.; five grandchildren; and a great-grand-
Visitation and funeral services were held in
Altamonte Springs. Burial was in Oaklawn Park Cem-
etery, Lake Mary.
Barbara J. Hathorn
Barbara J. Hathorn, 65, of Longboat Key, died
Mrs. Hathorn moved to Longboat Key in 1977
from Fontana, Wis. She was a graduate of the Univer-
sity of Minnesota. Mrs. Hathorn was employed in pub-
licity distribution. She was a secretary and treasurer of
Veinte Condominium Complex, Longboat Key Club,
and a member of St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church,
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Bruni
of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and Lisa Rossini of Bartlett, Ill.;
three sons, Roger of Tucson, Ariz., Stephan of Palatine,
Ill., and Theodore of Dundee, Ill.; and nine grandchil-
A memorial mass will be held at a future date.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South-
west Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.
Direct Mortuary Service, Sarasota, was in charge of the
William 'Mumbles' O'Brien
William "Mumbles" O'Brien, age 56, no known
address, was found dead of natural causes in the park-
ing lot of Duffy's Tavern on Tuesday night, Aug. 26.
O'Brien bicycled throughout the Island and was
seen frequently reading at parks and at Kingfish Boat
Ramp. He lived aboard boats and in wooded areas.
Lt. Dale Stephenson of the Holmes Beach Police
Department was able to contact O'Brien's daughter
Briana Webb in Las Vegas.
Stephenson said the daughter had no contact with
her father for quite some time but that she indicated he
was very intellectual, "with an IQ of 160."
Webb also indicated O'Brien had problems with
O'Brien was the son of Prudence Whitman, wife
of the original owner of Duffy's Tavern.
Stephenson said "It's really wierd he died there."
Harmon Scott Parker
Harmon Scott Parker, 75, of Bradenton, died
Aug. 29, in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Dalton, Ga., Mr. Parker came to Mana-
tee County from Dothan, Ala., in 1959. He was the
president of Island Bank, now First Union Bank in
Holmes Beach, and Manatee National Bank and a
director of First Union Bank in Bradenton. He was
also a banker in Albany. Ga., and Dothan.
Mr. Parker was a member of Palma Sola Presby-
terian Church where he was a deacon and an elder. He
was a 50-year member of Lions International: former
president and chairman of the De Soto Historical So-
ciety; a member of the Bradenton Country Club since
1960; and former director of the Mill Creek Country
Club in Franklin, N.C.
He was a veteran of World War II with the 8th Air
Force. He flew 35 missions over Germany, earning
the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal and six
Oak Leaf Clusters.
He is survived by his wife, Neva.
No visitation was held. A memorial service was
held at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Bradenton, with
the Rev. B. Richard Dennis officiating. Burial was in
Skyway Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions
may be made to a charity of choice.
Clarence Thomas Searles
Clarence Thomas Searles. 7 1, of Ellenton. died
Aug. 29, in Hospice House of Bradenton.
Born in Maspeth, N.Y., Mr. Searles came to
Manatee County from Saugerties. N.Y. He was a
retired police detective for the New York State Po-
lice Department. He was a lifetime member of Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars Post 1386 in Kingston, N.Y..
a member of Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
No. 550 in Kingston, American Legion Kirby
Stewart Post 24 in Bradenton, and the Moose Lodge
in Bradenton Beach. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Anilda; a son, Den-
nis of Glen Falls, N.Y.; two sisters. Dorothy Mansel
of Ocala and Rosemary Hommidieu of East Islip,
N.Y.; and six grandchildren.
No visitation or service was held. Burial was in
Bushnell National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla. Ellenton
Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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Holmes Beach repaving
scheduled later this month
Holmes Beach streets that were under construction
for drainage improvements will be repaved in the third
week of September, announced Public Works Super-
visor Joe Duennes.
Streets include Sixth Avenue from Gulf Drive to
34th Street; 34th Street; Gulf Drive from the Manatee
County Public Beach to 52nd Street; and Marina Drive
from the intersection at Gulf Drive to the Island Branch
Duennes said the work should take about three
Apply now for Cortez free
The Cortez Community Center is now accepting
applications for its After-School Program. The Center
is open Monday through Friday, 3:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Activities include a homework study center, sev-
eral sports and arts and crafts.
The program is free to ages five to 17. Funding is
through the Manatee County Children's Services Tax.
Parents may register by bringing the children di-
rectly to the Center at 4517 123 St. Ct., in the historic
Call 792-7494 for more information.
Island writers to hold
The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m. on
Monday, Sept. 8, at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Visitors are welcome and participants are encour-
aged to bring original poems and essays to read.
Call 792-5295 for additional information.
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Pastor Wavne An Interdenominational Christian Church
D. Kirk Serving the Community Since 1913
SCome Celebrate Christ
Morning Worship 10 am
Sunday School 9 am
Children's Church 10 am
Seaside Service Sat. 7 pm
at Magnolia Ave. at the Gulf
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Roser Church to begin
Sunday classes for all
Roser Memorial Community Church will begin
a variety of Sunday School programs for worshipers
of all ages beginning Sunday, Sept. 7.
Sunday School classes for children four years
of age to sixth grade.
Prc-Contirmatlion Class for seventh- and
Confirmation Class for last year's confirmands
and other students ninth grade and up.
A new adult class to study "The Kingdom
Equation," a look at the parables of Christ.
Adult Sunday School to further study the
To register or to obtain information about the
classes, call Molly Parks or Stacey Bellows at 778-
0414. The church is located at 512 Pine Ave., Anna
Sunday School classes to
begin at Gloria Dei
On Sunday, Sept. 7, Sunday School classes will
begin for ages four through adult at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach.
Classes will be held every Sunday from 9 to 10
a.m. Students will meet for music and prayer and
then separate into age levels for Bible study and
Young children will participate in the "Good
News Explorers" program and adults will continue
with a chapter-by-chapter study of the final books of
the Old Testament.
For information or to register, call the church at
778-1813 or stop by at 6608 Marina Drive.
Longboat Islant Ciapel
6200 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
Dr. Bill Grossman
Rev. Cleda Anderson
ii1 8:00 am .... Informal Worship
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Artists Guild to hold fall
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will hold
its first meeting of the fall season on Monday, Sept. 8,
at Church of the Annunciation, Lowe Hall, 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and a
guest from Future Net Online will speak at 7 p.m.
For more information, call the Guild at 778-6694.
Special exhibit to open at
Island Gallery West
Island Gallery West, an artists cooperative in
Holmes Beach, will present a special exhibit entitled
"Landscapes and Interiors" Saturday, Sept. 5, through
The exhibit will feature the works of local and re-
gional artists in watercolor, acrylics, porcelain, raku,
basketry, photography, Indian beadwork, quilting,
stained glass, mosaic, fabric art and stone, wood and
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Saturday. Call 778-6648 for more information.
The Gallery is located a 5348 Gulf Drive.
Cortez Center seeks
The Cortez Community Center, 4517 123rd St. Ct.,
Cortez, is recruiting a program coordinator for the fa-
Mentors to work with students are also needed as
are persons interested in the Center's "Adopt-a-Grand-
Interested persons may call Mary Green at 756-
3784 after 7 p.m. or apply at the Center. The Center's
phone number is 792-7494.
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Reduced admission at
Mote this Friday, Saturday
If you appreciate the work Mote Marine Labora-
tory does to the area, officials at Mote appreciate you,
too especially with the reduced admissions Friday
During the Sarasota marine laboratory's Community
Appreciation Days, admission is $2 for adults, free for
Mote members and students under the age of 17. Hours
are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also on tap will be the expan-
sion plans for the new three-story research facility.
And as an added bonus, special lectures by Mote
scientists will be held both days.
On Friday. Jay Gorzelany will discuss marine mam-
mals at 11 a.m.: Dr. John Miller will discuss fish stock
enhancement at 12:30 p.m.: and Jerris Foote will discuss
sea turtles at 2 p.m. On Saturday, Foote will again discuss
turtles at 11 a.m.; Jessica Koelsch will talk about mana-
tees at 12:30 p.m.: and Miller will discuss fish at 2 p.m.
Mote is at 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., City Island,
Sarasota, just south of Longboat Key. More informa-
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You can trade two hours of volunteer
service per month, per person, and $14 for
25 to 30 pounds of meat, produce and other
grocery items through the SHARE program
available at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
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Syvlvia Harris, left, and Lynn Hornack invite
individuals, couple and families to register
the first Wednesday of every month at
Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St.
N., Bradenton Beach, from 10:30 to 11:30
a.m. Food distribution takes place the
fourth Saturday of every month at the
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria
City. Call Harris at 778-7410 or Hornack
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KINSA: Best of the rest
Pictured here are some of the selections
judges of the annual KINSA photography
contest liked. The Islander Bystander's six en-
tries will compete internationally for more
than $50,000 in prizes.
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Victor Dashiell, Anna Maria, took this photo in
Jackie Hagaman of Bradenton took this pic-
ture of 12-month-old Ragan at Coquina
- Amy Wallace of Bradenton took this photo of Jeff Johnson of Lakeland took this photo of a
her cat Sweety. an American egret in Cortez.
Carolyn Pepka of Anna Maria took this sunset photo of Bean Point. Tom Buehler and Phyllis Boles of Holmes Beach took this "moonscape"
arrangement at the beach at Bean Point.
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 3, 1997 0 PAGE 13 I]
Well, sort of. In an attempt to satisfy an on-
slaught of Islander inquiries as to the identity of the
owner and/or the passengers on board the motor
yacht Meduse, moored off our Island shore the week
of Aug. 17, The Islander Bystander did some cre-
ative Internet maneuvering and managed to elicit a
reply from the ship.
Now, in retrospect, we wonder how much a nui-
sance Islanders presented to the cruisers what
with Manatee County sheriff's deputies "Sea-
dooing" out and quizzing persons on board, numer-
ous boat owners circling and gawking and plenty of
binocular eyeing from shore.
As paparazzi comes under the scrutiny of an an-
gry population, where does the "right to privacy"
and the public's "right to know" begin and end?
Unfortunately for the target of photo-seekers, in
the U.S. there is little protection offered for one's
An example of image-taking locally occurred
several years ago when a beach cottage owner
sought to prevent artists from selling paintings of her
property. Sorry, she was told. If you can see it, you
can paint it and sell the results.
And so for public people such as Princess Diana,
U.S. President Bill Clinton, Tom Cruise or Elizabeth
Taylor, privacy becomes a treasured commodity. For
sports figures like Ricky Henderson or Michael Jor-
dan, their photos are a money-making commodity
that they seek to control.
The focus on Diana Princess of Wales' tragic
death has brought us shockingly into reality. The
prices paid for photos for what most of us, even most
avid readers, consider trashy tabloids is astronomi-
cal and the competition to publish the photos feeds
As does the demand. Supply and demand.
As new celebrities seek increasing popularity,
they look for photo opportunities to that end. Then
the "stars" find the paparazzi encroaching further
into their privacy and they become more eluding.
It's popularity and elusivity that fuels the
paparazzi and the tabloids. The more the stars try to
hide, the more valuable their image becomes.
We hoped the large, money-making tabloids
would exercise greater ethics in the case of photos
taken at the crash involving Princess Di. We learned
that will not be the case. At least one tabloid has
published the pictures.
By saying no, the photos would have been ren-
dered virtually worthless.
On a much smaller scale, we hope our invasion
into the private world of Meduse was far less a prob-
lem and we appreciate the courtesy of the reply.
Here's as much information as you're going to
get unless you're so lucky to be invited aboard.
To The Islander, Aug. 27 ...
My name is Jeff McMillen and I am the electron-
ics engineer on the Meduse. Perhaps I can help you.
The Motor Yacht Meduse is a privately-owned
yacht and is not available for charter. As you can
probably image, the owner enjoys the privacy that
comes with anonymity and does not want his or her
name in the press. The owner is not Bill Gates.
The ship was in your area for a cruise with a
couple of guests. Just as the owner enjoys privacy,
so do any guests on the ship. I cannot divulge the
names of anyone who has been honored to be aboard
such a grand vessel.
You can visit our web site at www.meduse.com
for detailed technical information about the ship.
The ship does not have a publicly available e-mail
address. On a side note, the web site is currently
being redone and the new version will be up and
running in the next few weeks.
This is all the information I can give you.
Jeff McMillen, M. Y. Meduse
No doubt you've noticed, the annual "closed for
vacation" signs are up in the windows of Island res-
Steel Drum Wednesdays...
Rock the House in September!
Come out to the Beachhouse every
Wednesday from 6:30-10:30 pm
to hear steel drums with
Trinidudes, and every other
evening, enjoy RPM.
It's great music,
on our great deck. -----
"The best news on
Anna Maria Island"
Of greatest impact to the newspaper office, Chez
Andre is closed until Oct. 14. As neighbors in the Is-
land Shopping Center, we watch many disappointed
faces on folks who drive, bike and walk up to
Andre's door hoping for to dine on his fine French
He deserves the vacation. Both Chef Andre and
wife Francois Gotti put in a lot of hours everyday
and while they may be on "vacation," they'll work
to renew the restaurant, cleaning, painting and redo-
ing things during the down time.
No rest for the weary.
Also closed in the center, Peaches Ice Cream &
Deli, but only until Sept. 18. Just around the corner,
Island Gourmet & Deli is closing too, next week,
Thankfully, that leaves a lot of Island dining
choices for those of us who "tough it out" during the
quiet month of September.
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Show me the money!
Billy O'Connor is all smiles as he counts up some of
the tally from the Seventh Annual Bowling Chal-
lenge. The tournament grossed $5,319 with $4,179
going directly to the purchase of sports equipment at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center. The
donation topped last year thanks to a generous non-
bowler, Judith Vilare.
Fire district offers smoke
detectors to residents
Fire Inspector Jane Guthrie announced that the
Anna Maria Fire District has 80 smoke detectors avail-
able for residents who can't afford to purchase one or
elderly residents who can't get to the store.
"Last week we had a fire call on Avenue B in
Bradenton Beach," Guthrie said. "The fan motor in the
air conditioner overheated and the house filled with
smoke. There was no smoke detector. If this would
have happened at night, there could have been a fire
and we might have had a tragedy."
Call the administrative office at 778-6621 to make
an appointment or for information.
Florists to give away roses
for Good Neighbor Day
Two local florists will give away roses in bunches
of a dozen on Wednesday, Sept. 10, to encourage
Closed for Vacation: Sept. 8-30
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The 'winners' of sorts
Anna Copeland, George O'Connor and Brian Balsai
are all grins or grimaces during the awards
ceremonies: Anna and Brian both took low-score
bowling "honors. "
people to renew or make new friendships.
It's all part of Good Neighbor Day.
Good Neighbor Day is being celebrated through-
out the United States and Canada as a day of goodwill
to all people. Sponsored internationally by FTD, the
day celebrates the "Power of a Flower" to help forge
new friendships and promote neighborliness.
ABC Florist, 10015 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton. and
Exotica Florist & Gifts, 6828 Gulf of Mexico Drive,
Longboat Key, are local participants in the program.
The florists will begin to distribute the roses at 9 a.m.
CPR classes offered
The Anna Maria Fire District will offer classes in
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) the second and
fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
with a lunch hour. Participants will receive their CPR
certification at the end of the session.
Classes are held at Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. The fee is $10 and participants must reg-
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The Island Poet
I love all the dogs, I think those puppies
are so cute,
I even like the bulldog that looks like such
And that stray dog that has a twinkle in his
That always wags his tail as he goes pass-
With all their acts of bravery, it seems
there is no end,
And because they are so loyal we call them
man's best friend.
But how can I love those folks who let
them wander in my yard,
So that when I cut the grass, I find their
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School system cracking down on absenteeism
By Joy Courtney
Absence may make the heart grow fonder in romance
but the sentiment is lost on the Manatee County School
Mandated by the state, Manatee's public school sys-
tem has changed the definition of absent. Gone are the
days when students could fudge the system by being at
school for roll call only to depart thinking they'd be cred-
ited for a full day.
Beginning this school year and applicable to all
grades, students must attend "at least one-half of the
school day" to be credited. In other words, if the school
session is seven hours long, a student must be in atten-
dance for more than three-and-a-half hours to receive
In the case of early release, whatever time the "big and
the little hand" mark as half of the session, students had
better be there to see it.
Absences are still categorized as "excused" and
"unexcused," but the system is also tightening up the cri-
teria and responsibilities for parents.
Parents and guardians could turn an excused absence
into an unexcused by neglecting to immediately report and
explain the reason for the student's absence.
At Anna Maria Elementary School, "immediately"
is defined as a phone call to the school prior to 9 a.m.
of the day of the absence, or a written explanation to
reach the school before, but no later than the day fol-
lowing the absence.
"If parents or guardians of a student within compul-
sory school attendance age are found to be responsible for
the non-attendance of that student, criminal prosecution
against the student's parents/guardians may be instituted
as provided in Florida statutes," according to the school
Excused absences provided by law are when docu-
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mentation is presented for an absence for religious instruc-
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mountable condition; participation in an academic class or
program; a subpoena or a forced absence by any law en-
forcement agency; an appointment with a doctor or den-
tist; or a school board approved activity.
Nine excused absences, though not a delight to school
authorities, are allowed per semester. After that, documen-
tation from a doctor is needed to stay in the system's good
Forgiveness for the excessively absent will also be
harder to receive. After one, but prior to four unexcused
absences within a semester, a school authority will either
in person or by phone contact the student's parents or
guardians to report and attempt to solve the truancy prob-
After three and prior to six unexcused absences in a
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90-day period (semester), a school representative will
give written notice to the parents or guardians about the
problem. If it is ignored or the problem is not corrected,
the school will refer the habitually truant student to the
A "habitually truant" student is defined as a pupil
who has 15 unexcused absences within 90 days, with or
without the knowledge or justifiable consent of the
student's parents or legal guardian. And, in addition to
the problems habitual truancy creates within the judicial
system, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and
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Teenage girls ages 11 through 15 years
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 28, criminal mischief, Bayfront Park. An
unknown person damaged the mechanical parts of a
toilet in the men's restroom, causing uncontrolled
water flow, and broke the valve off of a water pipe
at the large pavilion.
Aug. 28, domestic related battery, 300 block of
Pine Avenue. No further information available.
Aug. 22, burglary to a structure, 1301 Gulf
Drive N., Silver Surf. The complainant reported a
person unknown entered the office by prying a door
lock and removed a cash box valued at $10 contain-
ing $60 in cash. Damages were $30.
Aug. 23, loitering and prowling, 2312 Gulf
Drive, Sunset Terrace condominiums. The officer on
patrol observed three suspects run from under the
condominium across Gulf Drive toward Avenue C.
The officer drove to Avenue C where he saw the
suspects standing in the road. When they saw him,
they ran again.
The officer chased the suspects on foot and
found two of them attempting to hide at a residence.
He frisked them but found no weapons. He checked
the condominium but found no burglaries. A back-
up officer located the third suspect. The three were
released to one suspect's grandmother and their par-
ents were notified.
Aug. 26, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported a person unknown re-
moved a purse containing identification, a phone
card, a checkbook, a computer organizer and credit
cards. The officer later found the purse near a life-
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money or property was missing. Damages were
Aug. 27, grand theft, Coquina Beach. The vic-
tim reported a person unknown removed a bag con-
taining a 35-mm camera valued at $250 and per-
sonal items valued at $200.
Aug. 28, Baker Act, recovered missing and en-
dangered person, 2500 block of Avenue A. The of-
ficer on patrol observed a vehicle parked at the cor-
ner of 25th Street and Avenue A, checked it and
found an unresponsive subject slumped over the
After several attempts, the officer aroused the
subject who said she drove to the beach to kill her-
self. She said she took 70 to 90 prescription pills. A
check revealed she was listed as missing and endan-
gered. The officer placed her in custody under the
Baker Act and transported her to the hospital.
Aug. 22, bad check $8.39, 3230 East Bay
Drive, Barb's Video.
Aug. 22, found property a beach bag con-
taining suntan lotion and a radio, 52nd Street beach
Aug. 23: suspicious, 100 block of 65th Street.
The complainant reported a nude subject on the
beach. The officer located the subject who said his
girlfriend told him to get naked and wait for her at
the beach. The officer advised him to get dressed
and warned him about his activity.
Aug. 24. vandalism. 6800 block of Palm
Drive. The victim said he heard a loud crashing
noise coming from his driveway and observed a
subject leave the driveway and get into a vehicle.
The victim found the rear window of his vehicle
Aug. 24. domestic assault, 7500 block of Palm
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officer observed the subject screaming and yelling,
waving his arms and leaning toward the victim. He
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Aug. 25, DUI, 400 to 10000 block of Manatee
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Aug. 25, found property a pair of sun-
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Aug. 27, found property a bicycle, 4300
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Aug. 27, suspicious, 3900 East Bay Drive, Is-
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the complainant thought they took cigarettes, candy
and a large knife from the meat department.
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juvenile subjects with a large knife. They were not
Aug. 28, theft, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The victim reported a person
unknown removed a beach bag containing a wallet,
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license and insurance card.
Aug. 28, suspicious, 4500 block of Gulf Drive.
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shirt and shorts was walking down the street looking
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acted nervous and was evasive when questioned. He
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By Kevin P. Cassidy
Silly Summer Golf Tour
The Silly Summer Tour made a visit out to the
Woodlands for a round of golf Saturday morning
thanks to an invitation by co-owner Scott Ricci.
Accompanying me were Tim Lease, Brett Mcln-
tosh and Matt Bowers for a game of "skins" golf, where
each hole must be won by a single golfer. If there is a
tie for low score on a hole, the skin gets carried over
to the next hole.
We thoroughly enjoyed the short but very chal-
lenging course that forces a golfer to work on accuracy
off the tee and the short game to keep scores low.
Playing the first round of golf in over a year, I man-
aged to shoot a 14-over-par 74 to match Lease for low
score on the day. I also took home the most "skins,"
though it took us 21 holes to complete the match we
had to break a seven-hole carry-over that started on 15.
Bowers carded a 76 while McIntosh took the
"Charmin" award for bringing up the rear with an 86.
The Woodlands, located at 5901"Erie Road in
Ellenton, is an executive-length course that measures
3,262 yards from the blue tees and requires a score of
60 to match par. It's a public course, newly constructed
on a former citrus grove, overgrown with live oaks that
provide shade from the sun and place a premium on
accuracy off the tee.
There are 12 lakes in the layout most not com-
ing into play. The lakes, coupled with 50 acres of wet-
land preserves, provide a spectacular setting for a truly
enjoyable day of golf. Ricci said they'd gone to great
lengths to preserve the natural setting and to be "envi-
The Woodlands offers a driving range, pro shop
and snack bar complete with sandwiches, soft drinks
and beer. It also offers group or individual golf lessons
Four Islanders traveled to Ellenton for a g 'ame of ol'f lot the new Woodlands course, co-owned by Islander
Scott Ricci and hisfinnily. Islander Photo: Kevin Cassidv
sons from teaching professional Mike McCracken.
The pro shop and practice range opens at 8 a.m.
with the course open for play at 7 a.m. Call 729-8999
two days in advance for tee times.
Woodlands also offers a special multi-play dis-
count card that allows a savings over the normal greens
fees and also allows you to reserve tee times three days
Speaking of golf, the lan Fairweather/Island Foot-
ball Club golf tournament at River Run golf course on
27th Street East in Bradenton is quickly approaching.
The tournament starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. Sept. 6. and
there are still spots left for foursomes.
If you are interested, call Kevin Cassidy at 778-
3153 to reserve your tee time. You can pay on the day
of the tournament but you need to call to reserve your
spot in the tournament.
The tournament is a four-person, best-ball format
where everyone plays the team's best shot from tee to
There will be refreshments provided on the course as
well as a putting and long-drive contest and a closest-to-
the-pin contest features an automobile for a prize.
A party complete and buffet will be held at Tip of
the Island restaurant and pub at 5 p.m. following the
tournament for presentation of awards and a raffle.
Merchants interested in donating prizes for the
raffle, please call Cassidy.
Commissioner/racer nearing national top spot
By Jim Hanson
The champ is busily defending his national title,
and it's more difficult than winning it in the first place.
Last year, his first year of boat racing, Robert
McElheny of Anna Maria won the national champion-
ship in S class stock.
This year he has two more races to go and retaining
his trophy will require not only that he win both, but that
the racers ahead of him in standings suffer major defeats.
He will be in New York City Sunday, Sept. 7, and
at Paradise Island, Bahamas, on Sept. 28.
"Anything can happen in racing," he said. "We're
going to go there and give our very best."
He races a 30-foot catamaran with two 2.5-liter
Mercury Offshore engines that develop 500-plus horse-
power. He entered the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix
in Sarasota again this year, but blew that and the Hur-
ricane Offshore Classic at St. Petersburg because of
electric problems which he believes are now solved.
His avocation is a semi-family affair: His godson,
Wylie Nagler, got him into it, built the boat's canopy
at his Back Country Power Boats works in Sarasota,
and is McElheny's throttle man.
Although he's only a sophomore in boats,
McElheny is a long way from new at racing.
"I raced cars all my life," he said. "Endurance
sports cars like the Daytona and Watkins Glen 24-hour
races, 12 hours at Sebring and the like. I have a '69
Camaro that I drive in vintage races."
He interrupted racing when his two daughters were
young and then in college, he said, and went back to it
in 1988. His wife of 29 years is reconciled to his ways,
She's pretty sure.
He still does plenty of driving, commuting daily
between the Island and his job as general manager of
Abraham Chevrolet in Tampa. The McElhenys have
lived in Anna Maria City for five years, and he is in his
first term as a commissioner there.
Godson Nagler suggested he switch to boats and
they had the catamaran built in Pinellas County. Boats
in his class cost from $75,000 to $100,000. Texaco
Havoline Lubricants signed on as principal sponsor on
Anna Maria Commissioner Robert McElheny hopes to win in this weekend's races in New York as he moves
closer to another national title. Islander Photo: Courtesy Robert McElheny
a two-year contract. It has been a very satisfactory rac-
ing marriage, McElheny said.
Boat racing is rated on a point system, and last year
they took the national title while placing first only once.
"We were very consistent," McElheny said, "finished
in the top four in every race.
"This year we missed one race altogether while we
were putting the canopy on the boat for safety. It's
Boat racing is different from auto racing in many
ways, not least of which is the courses.
"Boat racing is trying hard to get venues where
spectators can see the race better and therefore attract
sponsors," said McElheny. "In the old days it was Mi-
ami to the Bahamas and nobody saw anything except
for the first and last five minutes.
"It's getting better, but most are still out away from
shore. St. Petersburg is good, the course runs right
along the pier.
"The best in the world, for me, was Argentina. We
raced there in January, finished second, and got treated
better than anywhere. And spectators there were be-
tween 850,000 and a million people lined up along 20
miles of coastline."
Keep the national championship or lose it,
McElhen plans to go on racing. "I'm only 50 and as
long as 1 stay healthy and feel good I'll keep doing it.
"If I stop boat racing, I'll just go back to cars."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 3, 1997 M PAGE 19 i ..n .
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travels to Wisconsin
Lisa, left, and Roger Crump ofBradenton traveled to
Wisconsin taking their recent issue of The Islander
Bystander with them. Lisa is known to the Island as
the crossing guard at Anna Maria School if you
haven't met her, you're sure to have heard her
whistle! While in Wisconsin, the couple met up with
Island residents Chuck and Joev Lester and had this
snapshot taken outside the Lesters' northern home in
Port Edwards. Lisa has taken a leave from school
duties and most recently returned to Wisconsin to
handle affairs following the death of her mother.
Islander Photo: Courtesy of Lisa and Roger Crump
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Snuke, snook, robalo or soapfish now is time
By Bob Ardren
It's high time to go snook fishing. Season opened
Monday and all indications are that the present rules,
slot size and limits are producing an ever-larger snook
That means even folks like us amateurs should be
able to hook up with a linesider this fall. We'll see.
"The fish [snook] are in very good shape, doing
fine," according to Bob Muller, senior scientist at the
Florida Marine Research Institute in St. Petersburg.
"Snook are showing all the signs of a fishery that's
Even so, he has a few misgivings. With the snook
population building so well, some fishers now feel free
to target them during the spawning season for catch-
and-release fishing. About two percent of those fish
caught and released die, according to Muller. "It would
be nice if we wouldn't jump on spawning fish so in-
tensely," he added.
In fact, he's calling for some solid research includ-
ing using sonic tags on fish caught and released out of
season. That sort of thing would provide a much bet-
ter estimate of the damage done on spawning snook.
But for now we have until Dec. 15 to bring home
two snook a day ranging from 24 to 34 inches, with one
keeper allowed over 34 inches.
Snook are called a variety of names in Florida de-
pending on who you're talking to or how old they are.
Robalo is Spanish for snook. Old timers call them
"snuke," as a kind of inside joke, while really, really
old timers call them soapfishh" because there was a
time many decades back when they were considered
By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Aug. 12, Boarding. A 26-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Aug. 13, Boarding. A 13-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Aug. 13, Boarding. A 19-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The operator received
a warning for improper spacing on the hull registration
Aug. 14, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 20-foot power boat over-
due from Sarasota Bay. Station Cortez contacted all
marinas, bridge tenders and waterfront restaurants to
locate the boat, which a commercial salvor towed to
Aug. 14, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The operator received a warn-
ing for not having the vessel's registration on board.
Aug. 14, Boarding. A 17-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Aug. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 23-foot sailboat taking on
water in Terra Ceia Bay. A Coast Guard boat re-
sponded, located the vessel partially submerged on a
shoal and transported the operator to shore.
Aug. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled power boat off
S Longboat Pass. A commercial salvor responded and
towed the boat to safe moorings.
Aug. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 19-foot power boat over-
Sdue from Sarasota. The boat arrived home safely
shortly after the report was made.
Aug. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 16-foot sailboat
Anna Maria Island Tides
Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Sept 3 1:30 1.9 6:43 0.8 1:32 2.4 7:36 0.8
Sept4 1:48 2.0 7:22 0.7 2:10 2.3 7:58 0.9
Sept5 2:10 2.1 8:01 0.6 2:49 2.2 8:20 1.0
Sept 6 2:42 2.1 8:47 0.6 3:34 2.0 8:48 1.1
Sept 7 3:14 2.2 9:36 0.6 4:27 1.8 9:17 1.2
Sept8 3:50 2.2 10:38 0.6 5:41 1.7 9:50 1.3
FQ Sept9 4:40 2.2 11:57 0,6 7:23 1.6 10:34 1.4
Sept 10 5:42 2.2 11:47p' 1.5 9:23 1.6 1:23 0.6
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
inedible because of a soapy taste in the skin.
Or so I'm told. Good luck.
Urchins chew the keys
The little purple sea urchins showing up on local
beaches recently raised a few questions, but did no
damage so far as anyone noticed. That's not the case in
Down in the Marathon area there are reports that
an army of urchins has scraped seagrasses off a three-
square-mile area about eight miles offshore.
"It kind of looks like a two-day-old growth of a
man's beard that stubble." reported an employee of
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
"There are little tiny stems sticking out of the
There doesn't seem to be an answer as to why the
urchins were congregating so heavily, but some have
recalled a similar situation off the Panhandle in 1971.
That time the urchins were either dead or long gone by
the time government scientists arrived to study them.
This latest outbreak of urchin madness in the Keys
was first reported by several commercial fishers who
spotted them from the fly bridges of their fishing boats
and described the massing as a sea of red on the bot-
tom of the ocean.
Frankly, here's betting the reason for the abun-
dance in the Keys is the same as here. That, according
to the best guesses at Mote, is that they had an espe-
cially good hatch this year.
No storms yet
Cable television's Weather Channel reports that
this August is the first in 26 years not to produce a
named tropical storm. All together now, knock on
Skeeters to the left,
skeeters to the right
It's a little confusing to know what to think about
the St. Louis encephalitis outbreak in Florida just yet.
There's a medical alert in Orange County where even
Disney chose to err on the side of caution and shut
down its water attractions an hour before sundown
Meanwhile, an encephalitis case in Tarpon Springs
is awaiting lab tests to determine if the 8-year-old boy
was infected by a mosquito carrying the virus. Simi-
larly, the Charlotte County health department is await-
ing tests on a case there.
If you feel surrounded, you're right. But until
there's proof the disease in these cases was carried by
a mosquito, there's no need to start worrying. Lab tests
can show whether it was a skeeter or not.
Meanwhile, Lee County is stepping up spraying
programs as a precaution after some sentinel chickens
there (birds tested for virus antibodies showing they
were infected) showed signs of having been bitten by
Should you feel threatened by all this, just take
simple precautions. When you go outdoors between
dusk and dawn, the time the mosquitoes are the most
active, just wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts and
slather on some good insect repellent one that in-
cludes the ingredient DEET.
See you next week.
The gang's all here
All aboard for a Sundav cruise on the Charlie B. This gang was spotted having fun in the Intracoastal Water-
way. Islander Photo: Bonner Pressiwood
off Bean Point. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
25081044 responded, but the call was determined to
have been a false alarm.
Aug. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned Hobic Cat.
A passing pleasure craft assisted the vessel while a boat
from Station Cortez was en route.
Aug. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a disabled 17-foot power
boat near Stump Pass. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
21087042 responded and towed the vessel to safe
Aug. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of six red flares off Longboat
Pass. A Coast Guard boat and helicopter responded and
searched the area with negative results.
Aug. 16, Search and rescue /assistance. Station CoIrIcz
received ; report of a disabled 17-foot power hoat in the
Manatee River. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel 26085026
responded and lowed the vessel to safe moorings.
Aug. 17, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf. The operator received a notice of
violation for not having flares, registration or a charged
fire extinguisher on board.
Aug. 17. Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in the Gulf. The vessel was found to be in com-
pliance with all applicable federal laws.
Aug. 17, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortcz received a report of a 15-foot power boat taking
on water with people in the water near Longboat Pass.
A Coast Guard boat responded, but a Good Samaritan
towed the boat to shore.
Aug. 18, Boarding. An 18-foot power boat was
boarded in Longboat Pass. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
Aug. 18, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overturned 18-foot Hobie
Cat near Midnight Pass. Coast Guard and Florida Ma-
rine Patrol units responded, and the FMP boat towed
the vessel to shore and righted it.
Aug. I18, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat was
boarded in ILonghboat Pass. The operator received a
written warning for not having the vessel's registration
Aug. 21, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a distress light flashing in
Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard boat responded, but the
report was determined to have been a false alarm.
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Whopper pompano out there; Spanish mackerel too
By Capt. Mike Heistand
Snook season is finally here, and early indications
point to a good season for linesider catching. Currently,
redfish and trout dominate the backwaters. Offshore
fishers are doing fine with Spanish mackerel, amber-
jack, grouper and snapper. And there are some whop-
per pompano cruising the local water.
Joseph at the Rod and Reel Pier said pier fishers
there have been bringing in a lot of mangrove snapper,
mackerel, redfish, flounder, big black drum and catch-
and-release snook until the season opened Sept. 1.
The folks at the Anna Mnria City Pier report anglers
there are catching mackerel, flounder and red snapper.
Jack at the Cortez Fishing Center said he landed
four snook up to eight pounds as well as plenty of red-
fish last week. Capt. Joe Bernhard on the Cortez Kat
reports he's finding lots of grouper. Key West grunts
and triggerfish on his charters.
Sue at Miss Cortez Fishing Fleet said the four-
hour trips averaged 125 head of Key West grunts and
sand perch. The six-hour trips averaged 100 head of
black sea bass, sand perch and Key West grunts. The
nine-hour trips averaged 20 head of black grouper, lane
snapper and Key West grunts.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II reports pompano are a big item now, with
shrimp or shrimp-tipped yellow jigs serving as the best
bait. He boated a whopping 24 incher last week. He's
also finding big trout, redfish up to 30 inches long and
lots of Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper. Capt.
Zack is finding snook along the beaches and in the
passes, with smaller linesiders in the backwaters.
Carl at Perico Island Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers are doing very well with snook and lots of nice-
sized, keeper redfish. As an added bonus, some lucky
- and probably startled wade fishers ran into a
mama manatee and a couple of calves while working
the seagrass flats up in Palma Sola Bay.
Capt. Rick Gross predicts the fall snook season
will be a good one, if the early indications hold out.
He's getting good-sized snook already.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's catching school reds
on a fly rod that are going up to 40 inches in length.
On my boat Magic we're getting lots of reds and
trout in the backwaters, with lots of amberjack and
snapper offshore. The bays are producing good catches
of small sharks, too.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said reds,
James G. Annis
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The tournament will be held at the River Run Golf
Course in a four-person scramble. The cost is $60 per
person and includes green fees, cart and beverages on
trout and Spanish mackerel are his catches of note, with
most of the action coming from Tampa Bay.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his last week's bests were
trout and catch-and-release snook. Here's a prediction:
next week's catches will probably include some
Capt. Glenn Corder
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Capt. Jim Ross took a
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Capt. Glenn Corder on
the Zula Mama and
bagged a six-pound
mangrove snapper and
a 12-pound grouper.
A buffet, hosted by the Tip of the Island restaurant
in Anna Maria City, will follow the tournament with the
awards ceremony at 5 p.m. Awards will be made for the
longest drive, closest pin (an automobile), and a putting
contest (cash prize). A raffle will be held.
Tee times are available from 8 to 11 a.m. A tee time
must be reserved and participants are to sign-in one
hour before teeing off.
To reserve a tee time, call 778-3153.
Rick at Island Discount Tackle said wade fishers are
working the flats and getting plenty of trout and reds.
Offshore anglers seem to be continuing their runs of lots
and lots of Spanish mackerel, some up to 30 inches long,
as well as some dolphin, black fin tuna and wahoo.
Good luck and good fishing.
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Lots of storage. Spacious rooms with bright, open
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HOLMES BEACH WATERFRONT Large fenced lot,
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Heated pool, recent improvements. If you are a seri-
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C-2 VACANT COMMERCIAL LOT 100x 90 ft. on Gulf
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2BR/2BA completely renovated, garage, new kitchen
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DEVELOPMENT SITE Prime, wooded Holmes
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partial view of Gulf and short walk to beach.
Site is 100x200 and zoned for four units. Of-
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NEWLY LISTED COMMERCIAL LOTS
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GULFVIEW LOT Quiet Holmes Beach loca-
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Offered at $118,900. For information on any of
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IMPERIAL HOUSE 2BR/2BA
turnkey-furnished condo reduced
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FLAMINGO CAY CONDO 2BR/
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with boat dock. $99,000. Children
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2BR/2BA West Bradenton home $800-900mth
2BR/2BA Condo / beautiful bay view $850wk
2BR2BA Gulf view condo w/pool $750wk
2BR2BA Gulf view luxury condo w/pool $900wk
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse w/pool $600wk
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3BR/2BA Executive pool home $2500mth
3BR/2BA Home steps to the beach $900wk
2BR/1.5BA Duplex $650wk
2BR/1BA Bradenton Beach apt. w/Jacuzzi $500wk
PALMA SOLA PERFECTION Beautifully-maintained 3BR/
2BA split-plan home was former builder's model. Spacious
greatroom features cathedral ceiling, wood-burning fireplace
and wetbar. Deep fenced lot with plenty of room for a pool.
Seller will entertain offers between $130,000-$160,000.
#24219. Call Richard Estock anytime 794-6303.
FRESH MEADOWS IS WAITING FOR YOUI Enjoy this 4BR/
2BA home overlooking the lake and the in-ground pool. In-
cludes a beautifully landscaped, fenced-in yard and tennis
courts for your entertainment. Close to Buffalo Creek Golf
Course. Seller will entertain offers between $120,000-
$140,000. #24241. Call June Gilley anytime 792-0758.
SAN REMO SHORES Come see this 3BR/2BA home lo-
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Call Carol Heinze 778-7246.
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2BR/2BA with den and carport. Located on a golf
course. Immaculate condition. Heated pool, club-
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
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ABOVE GROUND POOL like new. 24' diameter,
12,000 gallons with full wooden deck, motor, pump
and filter. Total original cost $4,900. Moving sell
complete $995. 795-7331.
WANTED stuffed fish. Call 778-7978.
FOUND SILVER RELIGIOUS medallion on beach
- north end of Island. Call to identify. (813) 831-0872.
FOUND AT WALGREENS: Valuables found in the
parking lot on Thursday morning, Aug 21, may be
claimed by calling 778-4778.
CORRESPOND WITH SWITZERLAND! We are a
family with 4 children (3 teens and 6-year old) living
near Geneva, Switzerland. We also own a vacation
home in Bradenton where we go a few times a year.
We'd like to correspond with and get to know a fam-
ily with children of similar ages in the Holmes Beach/
Anna Maria/Bradenton area. Hope to hear from you!
Helena Bachmann, 19 Chantemerle, 1132 Lully,
Switzerland. Fax (011-41) 21-802-3297 or email:
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NEW FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez Rd.
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lake views in an exclusive enclave of executive 2BR/2BA, garage and more! Mint condition! Re-
homesites minutes to the beach! Open every duced to $249,900.
weekend and most week days stop by!
CUSTOM-DESIGNED ISLAND HOME in LARGE ISLAND DUPLEX on corner lot in
great neighborhood on large corner lot with 2BR/ Anna Maria is perfect for either annual or sea-
2BA, dining deck off the kitchen many upgrades sonal renters! 1BR/1BA each side, one side par-
and garage. $189,000. tially furnished. $144,900.
SOBYADSEUI S FOR0AIFREE MAP D II. LNPSAI.a0
REGISTER TO VOTE: Pick up forms for simplified
mail-in registration at The Islander Bystander office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
"CORTEZ, THEN AND NOW," published by the
Cortez Village Historical Society, is available at The
Islander Bystander. Just released, this book is full of
pictures, new and old, with lots of stories and essen-
tial background about the Cortez community. This
publication is a must have for $19.95. Makes a great
gift too. Stop by our office at 5404 Marina Drive,
AS IS 1986 CADILLAC COUPE DeVille. Silver on
gray. $1,500 plus sales tax; registration, license, tag
- not included. 778-7646.
GREAT ISLAND CAR! 1971 VW Bug. Cold A/C, runs
good. $2,500 OBO. 778-0069 after 3 pm or leave
1987 FORD TAURUS 4-door, 6-cylinder, automatic,
power steering, power brakes, 73,000 miles. $2,250.
Very clean! 778-7333 or (513) 732-2330.
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.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.
BAY VIEW JET SKI RENTAL Rent one hour at full
price and get second ski at half off. Offer good
through Sept. 15. 5501 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
779-1091. Lowest rental prices on Anna Maria.
WET SLIPS Monthly, nightly. All sizes. Water and
electricity. Full facilities plus restaurant/bar. Best
prices on the Island. Call 778-7990.
P(lTl lree.l80lll37-ll5i 3i0a u lfIv. m B-i! BB c JII2;
ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME PERFECT FAMILY HOME
Canal home with boathouse, lift and dock, Computerized solar-heated pool and spa
3BR/33A turnkey furnished. .anai, enter- complete the perfect picture on this well
tainment area with 16x30 ft. heated pool. located Palma Sola area home. 31R/2BA,
Oversized two-car garage with workshop. attached garage, large treed back yard for
Tropical yard with fruit trees. $375,000. children to play. See the bay from the
MLS 23467. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones front yard. $1l(9,900. MLS 2 ''- Ken
778-4800. Rickett 778-3026.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB
Best complex on the Island. 2BR/2BA di-
rect Gulffront. New carpet, and paint.
Nicely decorated, turnkey furnished.
Heated pool, spa and sauna, elevator.
$255,000. MLS 23005. Lynn Hostetler
Four units; two buildings. These numbers
work! Income on fourth unit projected at $450
monthly; is now owners unit. $19,000 income
yearly; $5,000 yearly expenses includes utili-
ties. Great location! Two miles to beaches.
$99,900. MLS 21958. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
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DUAL-AXLE BOAT TRAILER, galvanized, tilt, up to
22' boat. Comes with free project Thunderbird boat
and motor. Asking $425. Call 778-5777.
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.,
CLEANING HELP WANTED Dusting, vacuum, etc.
before Fall comes. You could play more tennis or
golfing. Call Rita at 794-1333.
WAITRESS WANTED part time. Call Tip of the Island
EARN MONEY WHILE helping others. Newly estab-
lished charity helping women and children locally.
Flexible hours. Work in our office or from home. Call
Cathi at 778-3543.
TEACHERS OR TEACHER'S AIDES wanted. Flex-
ible hours, training given. Apply Dolphin Preschool
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 Li-
brary. Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-
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.
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.
Elevated 3BR/2BA home in Holmes Beach.
Greatroom plan very open. Huge porch with two
ceiling fans. Two blocks to the beach. Quiet area,
good schools. $148,000.
Perico Bay Club 2BR/pool $775 mo
Gulf Horizons 1BR/1BA furn $650 mo
"Personalized, Not Franchised"
Julie Gilstrap Property Manager
matching pe~j he er ties since 1949
3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
Sales: 941-778-0700 Rentals: 778-6665
Toll Free: 1-800-749-6665
"THE'PERFECTIONIST" cleaning with perfec-
tion! Offices, homes and condos. Call Sharon at
CHECK-A-HOME Inspection Services can keep an
eye on your home or rental while you're gone. Free
estimate. Licensed builder #RR0066504. Also re-
pairs and remodel. Island Check-A-Home at 778-
"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.
I DO ODD JOBS $8 hr. Don't get your hands dirty,
I'm cheap. Call 778-7084.
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.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
"GENTLE GARDNER" will weed, plant, manicure
and water your garden with gentle perfection. Call
Barbara at 778-6110.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND GULF-FRONT DUPLEX. Gorgeous
view. 2BR/2B each side. Turnkey furnished. Good investment
property. $590,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. D20191
S. i .. "
FIRST-TIME BUYERS DREAM. Doll house, open plan, easy
clean tile throughout. Located on large corner lot, many trees
and fenced for privacy. Pool and RV/boat parking. $99,900.
Jackie Jerome, 758-1245. R23119
ELEGANT WHITE BRICK RIVERFRONT
RESIDENCE. 5BR pool home. Oak floors,
family room, formal dining room, guest
quarters above garage. $950,000. Don
Lewis, 746-3200. R19968
AFFORDABLE LAKEFRONT HOME.
2BR/2B, great room, tile, carpet, white-
on-white kitchen. 2-car garage, lanai. Lo-
cated close to 1-75. $124,900. Jeanette
Rampone, 747-3364. R66979
MAGNIFICENT RESIDENCE. 4 or 5BR,
completely renovated, wood floors, crown
moldings. Built in 1905. French doors, fire-
place. Spacious family room. $599,900.
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R18225
NO BUGS FOR A YEAR! Guaranteed! Protection
Pest Control Inc. Call Bob Bishop, our entomologist
at 779-0028 for your free pest control consultation.
DRY CLEAN YOUR CARPET! Many Island refer-
ences. Call Fat Cat Carpet Cleaning, 778-2882.
CODY'S CARPET and upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo & steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free de-
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
SCREEN REPAIR, painting, roof coating/repairs,
drywall, carpentry, ceramic tile work. Ceiling fans
installed, security lights. Quality work, low prices.
778-0410. Also, cleaning top to bottom. Refer-
ences. Chris 778-8572.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND. Walk to the beach. Loaded with
potential build-up for bay view. Home with 2 entrances, 2
kitchens, 2 baths. Ideal for first time buyer. $135,000. Fay
Edwards, 778-0015. R23372
WATERFRONT. Owner updated thinking never to move again.
3BR/2B, formal living/dining room, enclosed Florida room, atrium
lanai, ceramic-tile floors, fireplace. Dock with electric, water and
lift. $189,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R22757
LARGEST UNIT in Shorewalk. 1,200 +/
- sq. ft. 2BR/2B, split plan, breakfast
nook, enclosed lanai. Lake view and
across from clubhouse. $72,900. Van
Bourgois, 761-0273. C20688
GREAT LOCATION, WEST GLENN. 10
minutes to beaches. Less than 3 years
old, 4BR/2-1/2B, cathedral ceiling, bright
and light, enclosed lanai. Reduced.
$135,900. Van Bourgois, 761-0273.
BEHIND PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home
on 13 +/- acres. Can become your dream
home or develop, zoned Al. $298,000.
Nancy Reagan, 723-3929. R/L68499
32 E t a D v Ho eB c Fod 32 *9 78 64itustkltenrtl
Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker
FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on a pri-
vate and secluded street. Cleared and
ready to build on. $195,000. Elena
Granger, 792-0021. L17589
Available properties by the week
or by the month from Anna Maria
Island to Venice. Call one of our
(941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Anna Maria Island Centre Shops
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy' Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
a Hauling By the cut or by the month.
l' A "We Monitor Irrigation Systems
service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established 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
MWILSON WALL SERVICES
Specializing in Stucco & Ceiling Repairs
Building Restoration Water Damage
25 Yrs Experience Island References 727-7247
STATE LICENSED & INSURED
CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
Building Anna Maria since 1975
Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139
UP TO 75% OFF
Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing New
Entertainment Centers Formica Wood
REX B. SLIKER 778-7399
10 Years Local References Insured
* KITCHENS BATHS
* NECKS MORRF
CARPENTRY CALL KIT WELSCH
WE DELIVER ...
We'll be right over. ETWORK
Island owned and -*h n ..nr ns oor St,- or
operated by Ed Kirn Web site: www.carpetnetwork.com
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.
(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.
THE COMPLETE HANDYMAN I repair, I install, I
paint. Prompt service, excellent Island references.
Call Bob at 778-8655.
PAINTING INSIDE AND OUT Call for low rates. 778-
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
FULLY-FURNISHED beach cottage. 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate lot and parking. Available weekly at $350 wk.
HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call
(941) 778-2924 for information.
COZY 2BR APARTMENT New appliances, freshly
painted, close to beach and shopping. Great for
single or couple. $650 mo. annual lease. 795-7805.
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)
BAYFRONT PERICO BAY CLUB. 2BR/2BA annu-
als. 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.
EUROPEAN WORKMANSHIP French-Normandy
"castle". Gulfview, 4BR/3BA. Available Sept. 9,1997-
Jan. 1, 1998. 107 Beach Ave., Anna Maria. 778-
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.-April,
1998. $2,300 mo. John Michaels Real Estate, 778-
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.
ANNA MARIA 5BR/5BA canal estate, two blocks
from beach. Business groups, family reunions, wed-
ding parties. First-class amenities, brochure. 779-
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.
References required. (941) 778-1221.
3BR/2BA ELEVATED 4 blocks to beach. Available
Sept. 1. First, last, security, no pets. $800/month
annual, $1,500/month seasonal. Holmes Beach,
2BR/1 BA TWO BLOCKS to beach. Possible annual
or seasonal. Turnkey-furnished. For information call
ANNUAL ANNA MARIA north end duplex. 2BR/1BA.
$550 mo. plus $550 security, no pets. Call 778-6088.
HOLMES BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA, garage, car-
port, sailboat water, dock. Large corner lot, lawn
service. $1,300 mo. Call 792-6029.
VACATION RENTALS- Townhouses. Holmes Beach
2BR/2.5BA, pool, across from beach, carport. $575
wk., $1,475 mo. Also available weekends. 792-6029.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA ELEVATED house. Deck,
bayview, huge garage. North end of Anna Maria.
Available in Sept. $1,050. Call (941) 778-7702,
JANUARY 1998 North Beach Village 3BR/2BA fur-
nished. $2,400. Excalibur Realty 792-5566.
Faux Painting Murals Stenciling *
SFurniture Garage Floors Driveways *
Free Estimates 761-0229)
Ask for Laurie or Fritzene
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12
NU-Weatherside of Florida
Replace or Repair of SINCE
SOFFITS & FASCIAS 1948
g WINDOW REPLACEMENT
/ Lic. # CLAC 286523
Interior and Exterior Painting
* Specializing in Faux and
Cusom Fit e Licensed / Insured
Custom Finishes References
Restoration Member of tP
and Annal aria
Refinishing Is nd chamber
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ANNUAL 3BR/1BA DUPLEX apartment. Only steps
to beach. $650 mo. Preferably no pets. Call Carol at
Green Real Estate 778-0455.
ANNUAL FURNISHED EFFICIENCY in Holmes
Beach. $400 mo. includes electric, water, garbage.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate (941) 778-1450 for in-
ANNA MARIA VACATION Gulffront charming 2BR.
Sundeck, porch, private patio, lovely furnished inte-
rior. No pets. 778-3143.
RETIRED COUPLE SEEKING 2BR/2BA accommo-
dations for Feb., Mar., Apr. in Anna Maria, Holmes
Beach. Call (413) 737-8788.
WANTED: SMALL HOUSE to rent by retired teacher
selling his house. Six months on Island! Trained
Scottie. 3320 Bayshore Gardens. Pkwy., Bradenton
RENTAL WANTED 2-3BR/2BA furnished condo for
six months beginning Nov. 1. Must be clean and on
one floor. Will also consider just Jan. through Mar.
RENTAL WANTED 1BR/1BA furnished apartment
for six month rental beginning Nov. 1. Must be clean
and on one floor. Will also consider Jan. through Mar.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPOR-
t TUNITY All real estate adver-
tising herein is subject to the
Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference, limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, reli-
gion, sex, handicap, familial status or na-
tional origin, or intention to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination."
Familial status includes children under
age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people se-
curing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowing accept any
advertising for real estate which is in vio-
lation of the law. Our readers are hereby
informed that all dwellings advertised in
this newspaper are available on an equal
opportunity basis. To complain of discrimi-
nation call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-
9777, for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-
FALL SEASON SPECIAL $140 wk. for one/$175 wk.
for 2 persons. All efficiencies. Units for larger groups
available. Discount available for shorter stays.
Haley's Motel 778-5405 or (800) 367-7824.
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.
WANTED TO BUY: Small ranch home in Anna Maria/
Holmes Beach area near beach. Please call with
specifics. (517) 347-7811.
TRADE YOUR PROPERTY for 11 acres in Califor-
nia overlooking Big Horn CC, Palm Desert and Indian
Wells. Broker cooperation invited! (630) 257-6367.
CAN'T BELIEVE YOU MISSED this one! Cheapest
3BR/2BA canal home on north end. And that view!
Don't just drive by has to be seen! Owner financ-
ing. $198,900. Susan Hatch 778-7616 or 778-0777.
Rules in effect for Manatee County:
>- Lawn and landscape watering limited to two days a
Addresses ending in even numbers (or A -
S N):Tic.s& S;a.
^- Addresses ending in odd numbers (or N -- .): Wed
S> Irrigation not allowed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ir-
rigation with treated waste water allowed any
> Car owners can wash their vehicles anytime as
long as they use a hand-held hose with a shut-off
Rinsing boats and flushing of boat motors allowed
for ten minutes daily.
2- Hand-watering of plants, NOT LAWNS, permit-
ted any day.
Questions or comments?
* Call the Southwest Florida Water Management District
(Swiftmud) toll-free: (800) 423-1476.
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Popcorn Ceiling Repair
Serving the Islands Since 1969.
licensedd and Insured 778-5594 778-3468
R.T. (BOB) HILTON CONSTRUCTION
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New Construction. Island and Mainland.
"DON'T SA Y HOW, SA Y HILTON"
Lic. #CGC012191 747-1098
Ceiling Repair Estimates-
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& DECK FURNITURE CO.
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MAGAZINE MERGER MANIA
BY DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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12 One who sets up
18 Make -- for
20 Radiators and
22 Camden Yards
23 One of the
24 The World -
25 Lab vessel
30 How the
38 Theme park
39 Hit man, so to
40 Novelist Nin
42 Name of three
43 Be against
47 How the case of
52 du Diable
53 Cry of delight
54 Bitter, to a Brit
60 Bowling game
71 Short test for
72 Base figure:
73 Annual hoops
77 Evening hours,
to Larry King?
87 Ready for a
88 Sundance's girl
90 Where the Via
del Corso runs
91 Elath resident
95 President Bush
writes part of his
101 Andretti, for one
102 1920's White
104 Sit in on
106 "King Rat"
110 Birdie of
"Bye Bye Birdie"
115 Heavy hammer
116 Lay hold of
117 -- verite
118 Krupp family
2 Cousin of a
3 Weekly radio
5 It can go in
6 Angry words
8 Words before
and after "what"
9 LAX abbr.
10 Counterpart for
14 Chutists' needs
16 80's TV divorcee
19 Arizona native
21 Mayo Clinic test
27 S.A. country
31 Not dissonant,
32 Beat it!
56 Letters on a
57 Redressed, with
58 Williams title
59 "So then what?"
61 Left and right,
62 Midpoint: Abbr.
63 Camp vehicles
65 Big name in golf
66 Light: Prefix
67 Tax-free bond,
74 Banking game
75 "See ya!"
76 English 101
78 Most gamesome
79 Having equal
82 She had a
83 List ender
91 Leaning to the
92 Corned beef
93 Important sports
95 Exams for
96 Noted stationer
97 "Coffee --?"
98 Churchly: Abbr.
99 Some office
100 Eleve's place
105 Letters after
112 Stereo site
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ISLAND Directly on Bimini Bay. Eleven room
custom home built by European designer with
special attention to quality, climatization, use of
S light and view. Oak, marble and tile. $1,645,000.
HOME FACTS #21172. Call Rose Schnoerr.
WESTBAY COVE ISLAND LIFESTYLE Lush
landscape, heated pools, tennis. #113 Bright first-
floor 2BR/2BA. $144,900. HOME FACTS #25072.
Call Bob or Lu Rhoden. #122 Sunny corner first-
floor 2BR/2BA unit. $138,900. HOME FACTS
#25372. Call Helen White or Mary Ann Schmidt.
RIVER WOODS Exce
St Pete, Tampa and
serene Io'..iji neP' 1.1,1
three-car garage tile i
$209 900 HOME FA
PERFECT FAMILY BEACH HOUSE 4BR/3BA
west of Gulf Dr. and only one house from the
beach. Fantastic rental history. $369,000. HOME
FACTS #21122. Call Bob or Lu Rhoden.
MAJESTIC BAY VIEW FROM PRIVATE BAL-
CONY High quality 2BR/2BA condo. Sunrises
over bay seen from screened balcony. Walk to
beaches. Owner financing available. $103,900.
HOME FACTS #25282. Call Tony Tiberini.
,llent location close to 1-75, FLAMINGO CAY CANALFRONT HOME
SSaras .la Pea.-ful anrd Boater's dream 3BR"2BA n rr3pe on ranal with
Iteri ra H.-,m 3BR 2 5P A direcI r.: ,l' i r,. J,-,., 11 1 ) :1 hil
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ACTS 121072 Ca.ll P3all, u2t005"? ;.ai H,:,:- S.:irni..err
JUST STEPS TO THE BEACH Terrific 4BR/
3BA Island home a short block to beach. Fully
renovated and tastefully decorated with mother-
in-law apartment. Large tiled Florida room.
Fenced yard. Home Warranty. $239,000. HOME
FACTS #21302. Call Bob or Penny Hall.
GULF-TO-BAY COMMUNITY Lovely first-floor
2BR unit at Imperial House on Anna Maria Is-
land. Community includes clubhouse, heated
pool, private fishing pier and 150' access
Gulffront. $87,500. HOME FACTS #25302. Call
PERICO BAY CLUB PANORAMIC BAY
VIEW 3BR/2BA award-winning community. Lush
Ir.7C.p .31 Ij i,.',,7ipirQ H eS .hlt id p.::. :l. t:'li, -,
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FAC TS 2?F.442 CallP Mair, Ar rni mFcindjl :i r Hule'ri
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE TOWNHOUSE
across from Gulf beaches. Townhouse with
3BR/2BA and double-car garage with bonus
room. Newer Berber carpeting and fully fur-
nished. $159,900. HOME FACTS #21042. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt or Helen White.
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