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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


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Paid beach parking study requested


By Paul Roat
A study on the merits and drawbacks of paid park-
ing at Coquina and Cortez beaches has been requested
from the Manatee County Commission.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners, with
Commissioner Berneitta Kays absent, have unani-
mously approved the request for a study for en-
hanced security and control.
In a letter to the county commission, Bradenton Beach
Police Chief Jack Maloney said the idea "is worth look-
ing into for better control of the beaches and increased
revenue."
Problems, particularly at the southern end of Co-
quina Beach, have erupted several times in the past few
years. At Easter 1997, about 1,000 people watched or
participated in a fight, which prompted response by



Field to be


named in


honor of


Birdie


Tebbetts
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The baseball field behind Holmes Beach City Hall
will soon have a name.
At the request of Islander Bystander Publisher
Bonner Presswood, city commissioners last week
agreed to name the field in honor of baseball legend
and Island resident Birdie Tebbetts.
Presswood showed commissioners the July 8,
1957, issue of Time magazine which features Tebbetts
on the cover at the time he was managing the Cincin-
nati Reds.
"Birdie started out here in the mid 1950s when he
was managing for the Reds," Presswood explained.
"When he came here there was no Little League field
on Anna Maria Island. He and a lot of friends, includ-
ing the late Fred Hutchinson, decided they should have
a ball field for the kids to play on and a place to teach
them how to play. In 1960, they built a baseball field
at the youth center."
Beginning in 1936, Tebbetts was a catcher for 14
years in the big leagues, playing with the Detroit Ti-
gers, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians until
1952, Presswood said. He was a manager for the Cin-
cinnati Reds for 11 seasons, then a baseball scout un-
til five years ago.
His last job as a professional scout was with the
Florida Marlins, who present an annual team award in
his name. The Marlins honored Tebbetts with a 1997-
98 World Series ring for his contribution to building its
championship team.
In addition to helping build the Island's first base-
ball field, Tebbetts, 87, has participated in youth base-
ball on the Island for the past 40 years.
"Based on his contributions to the community and
to baseball, I can't think of anyone more appropriate to
name the new field for," Presswood said.
Mayor Carol Whitmore told commissioners that
Presswood has offered to sponsor the dedication of the
field with an exhibition game and old-fashioned barbe-
cue. Proceeds will be used to benefit the Anna Maria
Island Community Center and to fund equipment for
the Island's first Babe Ruth team.
"I think it's a super idea." Commissioner Pat Gever
said about the proposal. "Birdie's a delightful man."


more than 30 law enforcement officers. Six people
were injured and two people were arrested before the
dispute was quelled.
Last Easter, Maloney said rival gang members
from Hillsborough County descended on Coquina. No
problems ensued, but the presence of the youths cost
more than $2,000 in extra patrols for nine Bradenton
Beach officers and 17 sheriff's deputies.
"Many gang members and others come to our
beaches from other counties, at least in part due to the
fact that the beaches are free," Maloney continued. "I
fear that sooner or later we could have a very negative
incident. It is a problem waiting to happen. I believe
that paid parking would help diminish this possibility
and, if a problem did occur, it would be more quickly
controlled and have a less-widespread impact."


Turtle lights out,

starlight

reflections in
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The public didn't want them. environmentalists didn't
want them, turtles didn t want them, and ultimately the
Florida Department of Transportation didn't want them.
The "them" were the lights originally intended for
the reconstructed Coquina Beach-Leffis Key exit off
Gulf Drive at the south end of Anna Maria Island.
DOT's plans called for hi.h .- lights" on tall
poles to illuminate the intersection. But the Anna Maria
PLEASE SEE TURTLE, NEXT PAGE


Maloney suggests a $10-a-year fee for Manatee
County residents. Out-of-area residents would pay a
daily fee under his proposal, with the revenue to be
used for beach enhancement, maintenance and extra
employees.
"I empathize with those who hate to see the last
free parking beaches become history," Maloney con-
cluded, "but I am afraid that circumstances call for that
possibility."
"I want the county to know about the problems we
have out here," Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie
Drescher said.
The question of paid parking at the beach surfaces
regularly in Manatee County. In the past, residents have
voiced strong opposition to the issue and the matter has
been dropped.

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The real
sparkle is in
.'x his eye
George "Birdie"
i b 8 Tebbetts proudly shows
his 1998 Florida
Marlins World Series
Championship ring,
awarded for his contri-
bution to the team as
"Master Scout." His
final career position in
. professional baseball
was with the Marlins five
"years ago. Holmes
Beach city commission-
ers signed a resolution
this week to name the
yet-to-be-built new youth
baseball field behind city
hall "Birdie Tebbetts
Field." As a long-time
Anna Maria resident,
and even longer a
professional ball player,
manager and scout,
Tebbetts is honored for
his contribution to
baseball, but more
important locally, for his
dedication to youth
sports on Anna Maria.
Islander Photo: Bonner
Presswood


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O p in io n s ................. ........... ...... .............. 6
Those Were the Days .................................. 7
Spam -O -Ram a ............................................. 8
Announcements ................................... ... 10
School Daze ................................ 12
Island Players ............................ .............. 13
Streetlife ........ ......... ... ....... ......... 14
Sports .................. .............................. 16
Anna Maria Island tides ............................ .. 18
Business .................... .......... .......... 20
C rossw ord puzzle .................. .. ................ 28


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


.MAY 13, 1998







[] PAGE 2 0 MAY 13, 1998 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Tebbetts World Series ring honors scout


Holmes Beach knows the value of baseball to the
Island communities. City commissioners there signed
a resolution to name the future Babe Ruthfield behind
city hall "Birdie Tebbetts Field."
George "Birdie" Tebbetts, long-time Anna Maria
resident, and even longer a professional ball player,
manager and scout, is being honored for his contribu-
tions to baseball, but more important locally, for his
dedication to youth sports on Anna Maria.

By David Futch
Islander Correspondent
Tebbetts knows the value of scouts to professional
baseball teams. Without them you get nowhere.
The Florida Marlins believe the same thing and for
that reason recently awarded Tebbetts a Marlins World
Series championship ring for his role as the team's
master scout.
Tebbetts was instrumental in building a Marlins
team that won the 1997 World Series with 1 Ith-inning
heroics against the Cleveland Indians in the seventh
game of last year's fall classic.
For Tebbetts, of Anna Maria, at age.85, this is his
fifth ring. He earned one with the New York Mets, two,
with the New York Yankees and one with the Cincin-
nati Reds, when he managed the team to a World Se-
ries championship in 1957.
He keeps them all locked in a safe deposit box.
They're too big to wear except on that special baseball
occasion, Tebbetts said.
"I did wear it to the Tip of the Island [restaurant],"
he said. "I just wanted to show it to Roger [Mousseau]
and watch his eyes bug out. They did."
Though they're all special because champion-
ship rings are what baseball players sacrifice and
strive for, Tebbetts says the Marlins ring is the nic-
est one he's ever seen.
It should be. The gold ring is the size of a pingpong
ball and is encrusted with diamonds surrounding a
platinum Florida Marlins "F" in the center.
The only difference in the ring awarded to Marlins
players and the one given to Tebbetts is that the "F" in
the players ring is made of diamonds.
On the inside of Tebbetts' ring is inscribed "Master
Scout." The outside has his name and a philosophical


Turtle
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Turtle Watch objected, marshaled support and this week
prevailed.
Both sides credited the heavy and indignant corre-
spondence with overturning the early decision. In fact,
DOT's spokesman Gene O'Dell appealed to The Islander
Bystander to let turtle advocates know their cause was
won, no more letters needed. It was only fair, he implied,
for just two weeks ago the newspaper had appealed to its
readers for just such letters.
"I was surprised it happened so fast," said Suzi Fox,
who holds the state permit for turtle conservation for the
Island. She added that a May 6 letter from Bradenton
Beach evidently was the last straw for DOT.
Meanwhile, the state Department of Environmental
Protection invalidated its permit for the project to include
lights, and issued a new permit without lights. Fox said the
DEP's approval of lights in the first place was based on
aerial pictures of the intersection, and an on-site inspec-
tion at water level convinced officials that the lights would
endanger turtles.
The mother turtles lay eggs in pits they dig in the
beach, and hatchlings a couple of months later dig their
way out and head for lights. Ideally that means the sea and
horizon, lighter than land. If there are lights inshore, baby
loggerheads go there and end up under autos' tires, in
predators' stomachs or dead of the heat of day.
Gene O'Dell, public information director for the DOT
district at Bartow, said reflective pavement markers will
be installed to alert drivers to the traffic divider at the in-
tersection, and that would happen soon.
"We want to serve the public, and the public just
doesn't want those lights," he said.
"This decision should make the public happy, the
Turtle Watch people happy, the DEP happy." And, it was
clear, the DOT happy to have it all settled.
It's a great relief to Fox as well: "Now we can con-
centrate our efforts on getting turtles on and off the beach
instead of fighting officials and worrying about lights or
no lights."


phrase dreamed up by Marlins Manager Jim Leyland.
The phrase reads "One Heartbeat" and became the
Marlins battle cry for the 1997 season, according to
Marlins sales and marketing vice president Jim Ross.
"We wanted the ring to tell the story of the sea-
son," Ross said. "When Jim Leyland came, he said
that there are 25 guys on the team but we want to
play with one heartbeat."
About 200 rings were awarded to players, coaches,
scouts and full-time employees, Ross said.
"I'm not going to tell you what they cost. They're
priceless to us," he said. "You can't buy one. You have
to win it."
For Birdie, the ring is affirmation of what he has
long believed in about the national pasttime.
"Baseball is the tightest, closest fraternity in the
world. They never forget you and this ring is an ex-
ample," he said. "The records are there forever. If you
. went to bat once in the majors, you're in. Every single
person who has ever been at bat or appeared in a game
is in and his record is in the Encyclopedia of Baseball.
You don't get in this fraternity by invitation. But there
is an initiation process, I can tell you that. It's a great
game and always will be."
Oddly enough, Tebbetts' nickname has nothing to
do with his querulous voice. An aunt, cooing over his
cradle, made the less-than-flattering remark, "Why he
has lips like a bird." The name stuck.
Tebbetts said when the Marlins were piecing to-
gether people who would make them champions faster
than any team ever, General Manager Dave
Dombrowski sought out the most experienced scouts in
the business, men with years of experience in the game.
These were men who had been on the road all their
lives searching for that one player who could make an
impact like no one before. Looking for The Natural.
"Dombrowski would say to me, 'There is a kid
with Toronto playing in Dunedin, tell me what you
think of him,'" Tebbetts said. "The Marlins were ask-
ing for an opinion from a veteran about how that player
would perform at the top of his caliber. I would run that
player beside all the players I've ever seen or played
with or against and compare him. You plus and minus
the players and compare them against players like Stan
Musial or Ted Williams."
Tebbetts knows a little about the Musials and
Williamses, having played 14 seasons as a catcher with the
Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians.
He also knows something about how to handle
men and squeeze every drop of potential out of them.
In a July 8, 1957, story in Time magazine which
featured Tebbetts on the cover, he talks about molding
a championship club.
Tebbetts was named manager of the Reds in 1954
when the club was the patsy of the National League.
Under Tebbetts, the team would win the World Series
three years later.
During that same period, Tebbetts followed his best
friend and Reds teammate Fred Hutchinson to paradise,
moving his family to Anna Maria in the mid-1950s.
In the Time article, Tebbetts says, "If my players


In a July 8, 1957, story in Time magazine which
featured Tebbetts on the cover, he talks about
molding a championship club. Tebbetts was
named manager of the Reds in 1954 when the
club was the patsy of the National League.
Under Tebbetts, the team would win the World
Series three years later. During that same
period, Tebbetts followed his best friend and
Reds teammate Fred Hutchinson to paradise,
moving his family to Anna Maria in the mid-
1950s. In the Time article, Tebbetts says, "If my
players like me, it's an accident of personalities.
I happen to.like my players and I treat them like
men. I don't know anything about patting one
guy on the back and bawling another out. I don't
have any doghouses and I don't deal in person-
alities. It doesn't matter to me if a guy has a
good or bad personality. I play talent.









like me, it's an accident of personalities. I happen to
like my players and I treat them like men. I don't know
anything about patting one guy on the back and bawl-
ing another out. I don't have any doghouses and I don't
deal in personalities. It doesn't matter to me if a guy has
a good or bad personality. I play talent.
"If a guy is not producing and I can't use him, it's
not that he's in the doghouse, but that he isn't contrib-
.uting to the overall picture.
"If a manager doesn't have confidence in his
ballplayers, even when they're going badly, they're
not going to have confidence in themselves. And
when a ballplayer's confidence is gone, you haven't
got a ballplayer, I don't give a damn how great he is.
That's why I try never to lose confidence in the best
or least of my players.
"The rest of it a ballplayer has to do for himself. He
takes the bat up to the plate. He fields the ball. He
throws the ball. If you,want to be a good manager, get
good ballplayers."
In 1956, Tebbetts was chosen National League
Manager of the Year for leading the Reds to within a
couple of games of the pennant. When he was playing
the game, players had another name for him, accord-
ing to the Time article.
Prior to signing on to manage the Reds, Birdie was
known by folks around Cincinnati as a hustling,
scrappy major league catcher who hated to come out
second-best in anything whether a game, an argument
with an umpire or a conversation with a friend.
They called him the "Most Voluble Player in the
Majors."
As the 1954 season approached, Reds General Man-
ager Gabe Paul had been thinking about hiring Birdie for
the manager's job because of scouting reports Tebbetts
had written on American Association players.
Some sample Tebbetts observations:
On a pitcher, "Major League stuff and a great arm.
Screwy in the head. Eliminate head and I recommend:
Get good surgeon."
On another pitcher, "Not recommended on present
style. Has Major League equipment but is a Thomas
Edison." That's a baseball term for any player who is
constantly experimenting.
General Manager Paul thought that anyone who
could prepare reports like those had to be a clear
thinker.
That's easy to understand when you think about his
educational background.
Tebbetts has a bachelor's degree in philosophy
from Providence College. He studied the great minds
.of history from Aristotle to St. Thomas Aquinas and
has followed an Aquinas tenet most of his life.
"Aquinas said, 'Never affirm. Seldom deny. Al-
ways distinguish.' I thought to myself that I would fol-
low this through my life and see where it took me."
Pausing briefly, he said, "I've got five rings," with
his trademark boyish grin.
"The ring means you're the world champion. It's
the biggest thing that can happen to you in your career."
Baseball never forgets.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 13, 1998 I PAGE 3 Ij

Electric cars, cable contract on tap in Anna Maria


By Andrew White
Islander Reporter
Discussions at recent Anna Maria City Commis-
sion meetings have included a contract renewal for
cable television service with Time Warner Communi-
cations and an ordinance that would allow electric cars
on roadways within the city limits.
Anna Maria has a franchise contract with Time
Warner that expires in the year 2000. The company has
expressed a desire to renew the contract before it ex-
pires and sent an offer to city hall that would extend the
contract for 20 more years. Discussion on the subject
has revolved around the length of the contract and the
service that residents have received from Time Warner


By Paul Roat
Planners have recommended denial of a request to
operate a personal watercraft rental operation in the Gulf
of Mexico at the Econo Lodge in Bradenton Beach. The
matter will be decided by the city commission after a pub-
lic hearing June 4.
Jim Zingarelli and Doug Nero, owners of Surfside
Watertoys, hope to rent no more than seven Seadoo per-
sonal watercraft from the beach at the Econo Lodge, 2502
Gulf Drive.
They propose to escort the boats on another personal
watercraft at idle speed from the beach to a riding area 300
yards from shore through a no-wake, marked, designated
corridor. Once offshore, the boats would be permitted to
travel through a two-mile zone along the beach.
The boats would be stored off Econo Lodge property
at night. No servicing or fueling would take place on the
beach, the owners said, and no one under the age of 18
would be permitted to rent the boats.
A small rental area would be built at the Econo Lodge
to handle the rental paperwork, the owner said.
Several residents spoke at the public hearing last
Wednesday before the Bradenton Beach Planning and
Zoning Board. None favored the rental operation.
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in the past.
Several members of the commission have ex-
pressed a displeasure with cable service. "As they get
bigger, the quality has gone down," said Commissioner
George McKay.
Mayor Chuck Shumard has said that the city "has
a lot of gripes with Time Warner."
The commission will hold further discussion on Time
Warner's contract and franchise fee at upcoming meet-
ings. No date has been set for a vote on the contract.
The electric car ordinance would allow motorists
to operate electric cars on all roads in Anna Maria
where the speed limit is 25 miles per hour or less.
Shumard and Vice Mayor Doug Wolfe have been


"I am absolutely against it," said resident Anna
O'Bryan. "We have so much noise pollution there now,
and the tranquillity of the beach will really, really, really
be disturbed."
"I'm really opposed to it," said resident David
Hendrickson. "My property is against the parking lot of
the Econo Lodge, and there is a parking problem there
now. Where will they put the extra load of cars?"
"We find that although one or two persons are enjoy-
ing a ride, many people on the beach find the noise deaf-
ening and most disruptive," residents Bob and Nancy
Meehan wrote in a letter to the board. "This ratio -
maybe one or two to hundreds simply does not com-
pute fairly."
Planners voted unanimously to recommend denial of
the special exception request by Zingarelli and Nero to the
city commission.
Board members said the personal watercraft rental use
would not protect the "public health, safety, welfare and
morals" and would "result in substantial economic, noise,
glare or odor impacts on adjoining properties," according
to the city's land development codes. Members voting
against the proposal were Dick Cloutman, Bob Dale, Pete
Milazzo, Vera Nichols, Cedrick Wilson and Linda Yarger.


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driving electric cars on loan from the manufacturer for
the past few weeks.
If the ordinance passes the city will license the
electric cars. "We will provide the licenses here [at city
hall]," said Shumard, "but the state will probably take
over once they see the money coming in."
The ordinance will not require residents to drive
electric cars. "This is permissive legislation," said
Wolfe, "people will not have to own electric cars, but
they will be allowed on our streets."
The Florida community of Sun City has an electric
car ordinance in effect that Anna Maria will be using
as a model.



Anna Maria City
5/18, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board

Bradenton Beach
5/21, 1 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
5/14, 1 p.m., Board of Adjustment -
CANCELED
5/21, 10 a.m., Planning Commission

Of Interest
5/13, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Opera-
tions Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach.
5/16, 10:30 a.m., Holmes Beach Civic
Association, Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
5/18, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization, Sudakoff
Hall, USF New College, Sarasota.
5/18, 2 p.m., Island Transportation
Planning Organization,
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
5/20, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
Elected Officials, Anna Maria City Hall.


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operation recommended


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Ij] PAGE 4 K MAY 13, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Board proceeds with Manatee Ave. plan


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Two Manatee County Master Gardeners last week
offered to develop a landscape plan for Manatee Av-
enue from the bridge to the traffic light at East Bay
Drive.
Sabine Buehler of Holmes Beach and Dr. Susan
Keene' of Bradenton Beach told the Holmes Beach
Parks and Beautification Advisory Board that the plan
would feature native plants.
"You should go with xeriscaping to save on water,
fertilizer and pesticides," Buehler explained. "But that
does not mean it will be maintenance-free. Xeriscaping
can have a really nice tropical look where the lush
plants do-very well in drought season and even in case
there's flooding."
Buehler said the city could apply through the
county's extension service for Master Gardeners to
plant the area and maintain the plants several times a
year.
"The long-term goal for this area should be to take
out the Australian pines and Brazilian peppers,"
Buehler said. "They are destructive to other vegetation
and even if we plant new things, they will kill them. I
would try to replace them with slash and long-leaf
pines and different grasses. You could make the area
a showcase."
Buehler suggested asking local businesses to do-
nate plants in return for having their sponsorship listed
on markers near the plants.
The group asked Buehler and Keene to work with
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes to develop a
plan using guidelines from the Florida Department of
Transportation. They also agreed to request that the
county assign the Master Gardeners to the project.
The beautification plan was initiated two years ago
by the city commission but it learned that the land is
DOT right of way and department rules govern any
projects there. DOT developed an $80,000 master plan
for beautification and offered to fund half of it; how-
ever, commissioners didn't want to commit $40,000 to
the project.
The plan was recently revived by the beautification
board which must develop a project description, capi-
tal and operating budgets and a design for commission


approval. The city can also apply for a highway beau-
tification grant for 50 percent of the construction cost.
Commissioner Roger Lutz, the commission's liai-
son to the board, said when he ran for office many
people talked to him about beautification and it is a big
concern in the city. Beautification projects he would
like to promote include:
Beautify the entrance to Manatee County Public
Beach.
Plant the islands throughout the city
Eliminate or reduce the number of GTE, FPL and
other markers in the ground.
Camouflage the barricades at the public beach
and in other areas of the city or replace them with
plants.
Develop landscaping guidelines for new business
and residences.
Revise the city's sign ordinance.
Upgrade the city's street signs and lamp posts.
Clean up right of ways between businesses and
streets.
Replace the green DOT signs at the city's en-
trances.


Manatee County students entering kindergar-
ten and seventh grade during the next school year
starting in August will be affected by new state
immunization requirements. Students moving into
the school district at the eighth grade level will be
subject to the same criteria.
The new immunization requirements include
official documentation of a second measles vac-
cine (MMR), a tetanus-diphtheria booster (Td) and
the Hepatitis B three-shot vaccine series. Those
failing to provide proof of those shots will not be
allowed to attend school.
The Hepatitis B series takes four to six months
to complete. While it is a standard vaccine today
for infants, that was not the case a decade and more
ago and has been deemed by federal medical au-
thorities as a necessary action to prevent the spread


On planting the islands Lutz noted, "There are 10
islands in the city and the mayor has gotten three
planted. If we get the other seven cleaned up and
planted, it would make a big difference. I know two
landscapers who are interested in adopting these is-
lands if they could put a sign up."
Duennes said he would have to work with Police
Chief Jay Romine on removing or camouflaging the
barricades.
In other business, board member Jim Gloth re-
ported that he wrote a letter to the city regarding the
board's recommendation to develop an area near the
city hall park area that will be accessible to disabled
and elderly residents.
"I've had a lot of feedback from older people and
they were hoping that some place in the park will be
delegated to them," Gloth said.
Chairman Sheila Hurst updated the board on pre-
vious issues such as trash collection and tree trimming
at beach end streets. She said Keep Manatee Beautiful
will adopt the street ends and the city public works
department and property owners are responsible for
tree trimming.


of Hepatitis B, a virus that can result in long-term
liver complications.
The second dose of MMR (measles-mumps-ru-
bella) vaccine is necessary to boost immunity which
begins to wane at 12 to 13 years old. The Td (teta-
nus-diphtheria) booster used to be recommended
every 10 years but is now required if one has not
been given in the past five years.
Free immunizations are available through the
Manatee County Health Department from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 410 6th Ave. E.,
just east of downtown Bradenton. The department also
has a mobile van that offers free shots at locations
throughout the county on a traveling basis.
For more information, Manatee County School
District Wellness Nurse Renee Roberts, 741-7744,
or the county Health Department, 748-0747.


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Holmes Beach

gives go-ahead for

bike lanes
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore recently in-
structed the Florida Department of Transportation to pro-
ceed with engineering for Phase I of the city's bicycle lane.
Phase I has been funded by DOT at a cost of
$152,000 for the year 1999. Construction will begin at
the south end of the city along Gulf Drive. The fund-
ing will cover about one-and-one-half miles or about
50 percent of the project.
Last week Whitmore completed a grant application
for $225,300 for Phase II of the project. The amount
includes $173,000 for the project's construction plus an
additional 30 percent for design and engineering fees,
said Whitmore.
The grant is a Transportation Enhancement
Projects grant through the Sarasota/Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization. Funding would come in
the fiscal year 2003/2004.
The bike lane will run from the south end of the city
along Gulf Drive to East Bay Drive to Manatee Avenue
past the Manatee County Public Beach to Marina Drive
to Palm Drive and back to Gulf Drive at 81st Street.
In Anna Maria, Mayor Chuck Shumard has given
the go-ahead for DOT to begin the engineering phase
of the city's bike lane. It is also scheduled for the year
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first ever awarded. Pictured from left are CATF member George Sinclair, Sandberg, Vice Mayor John
Chappie, Commissioner Berneitta Kays, CATF member Emily Anne Smith, Mayor Connie Drescher, CATF
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At issue in Anna Maria is the route of the bike lane. Advisory Board disagreed with Anna Maria officials.
Shumard and some commissioners don't want the lane "All agreed that the proposal to re-route bike lanes
to go through the city's business district on Gulf Drive along local streets in order to avoid the traffic conges-
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Now that's something
It's such a grand thing. It recognizes such a great
accomplishment. It represents an incredible honor.
Looking at the pingpong-sized World Series
Championship ring presented to Birdie Tebbetts for his
contribution to the Florida Marlins 1997-98 victory -
well, it's breathtaking.
Sure, the ring is pretentious. It's beyond beautiful.
It's loaded with diamonds, gold, platinum, deeply
carved symbols and engraving.
It's a symbol of accomplishment for the Florida
Marlins and in that sense, it stands for ultimate success
in the sport of baseball.
And for Anna Maria's Birdie Tebbetts, it's number
five. Yes, ring number five.
Spread over a career lasting since the 1930s, you
can almost hear the humble Birdie saying, "That's not
so much." But it is.
He's a quiet, private person and having come here
to Anna Maria to escape the demands of a full-time
career in the limelight, we're reluctant to reveal his
affable style.
But, if you have a chance to talk with Birdie, spend
time listening to Birdie, trade baseball stories with
Birdie, you quickly realize he has so much to give. His
memories are related with fascinating detail and rel-
evance. His life in baseball seems to have been one
Hallmark moment after another and every bit as sig-
nificant as history itself.
So, we sought to honor Birdie in his own right, in
his time.
A quiet pact made many months ago with the late
Lou Fiorentino, a Holmes Beach mayoral candidate
before an untimely death and the "greatest fan of base-
ball" (according to Birdie), now is realized.
We had agreed to seek recognition on home turf for
Birdie Tebbetts in the naming of the new, soon-to-be-
constructed youth baseball field in Holmes Beach.
On Tuesday evening, May 12, Holmes Beach com-
missioners signed a resolution that provides for chris-
tening the ballpark "Birdie Tebbetts Field" upon
completion.
Looking back at Birdie's.career stats, well, maybe
this ain't much. But it's something.
And we could never begin to reward him for his
contribution to baseball. That's better done in the
record books of the national pastime. We honor him for
his unfaltering encouragement arid contribution to the
lives of young kids here.
He helped put the first youth baseball field on Anna
Maria in 1959. And he's still giving.
And for those of us who are mere mortals, Birdie has
certainly.led a charmed life. In fact, he's very charming.
It's time we said thanks to our resident legend.

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Book on Ireland
not true telling of times
Several people have approached me to ask what I
thought of the book Angela's Ashes, so for the sake of
brevity of speech I will say, as a person who grew up
in Ireland during World War II, it is inaccurate if the
author is describing the conditions there at that time.
Author Frank McCourt speaks of gathering bits of
coal along the dock road in Limerick. The problem
with that is that there was no coal in Ireland and is no
coal there today. The two mines at Arigna and
Castlecomer were anthracite and was not suitable for
home heating in fireplaces.
Secondly, there were no trucks on the roads during
the war years. Buses, trains, bicycles and shanks mare
(walking) were the only means of transportation. He
talks of hitching a ride (his dad) on Christmas Day to
Dublin, a journey of 120 miles. Nobody went far from
home on that day and besides there were no cars or
trucks on the road.
McCourt says his father stated that it was easy to
get on the boat to England without paying. I don't
know how he got on the boat on Christmas night, as
there was no boat that night.
My father was the chief booking clerk and assistant
station master at Westland Row Station in Dublin,
where the boat train to Dun Laoighre departed for the
ferry to Hollyhead in Wales, and he never.worked on
Christmas night. For many years my father was the sta-
tion master at the old Harcourt Street station from
where the boat train departed for Rosslare Harbor with
connecting ferry to Fishguard in Wales. While there he
did not work on Christmas night. There were no trains
on Christmas day and even buses, working a skeleton
schedule, stopped at 3 p.m.
McCourt states he left school at age 14, but else-
where claims he graduated from Dublin University,
(Trinity College). It was impossible then and more so
now to get into that prestigious university without a
high school diploma issued by the Department of Edu-
cation of the Republic of Ireland with at least five A's
or an A Levels honors diploma from the British Depart-
ment of Education.
Tl-)ir." -re some f". c'- .... :-en true such a!s-tEhcrr'r-


losis which was rampant but was eliminated in a mat-
ter of four to five years, beginning in 1948 when Dr.
Noel Brown became Minister of Health in the Repub-
lic.
The dilapidated housing was inherited from the
British who had left the country scarcely 20 years be-
forehand. As to outside facilities and open sewers run-
ning down the middle of the streets, no way!
As a piece of fiction, the book is well written and
to a certain extent well worth reading, but as an auto-
biography or for that matter a description of life in the
inner city in Ireland during World War II, well, it is just
not true.
Fr. Pat Farrell, St. Bernard Church,
Holmes Beach

Overseas pothole solution
As a frequent visitor to Anna Maria Island, I am
certainly most enthusiastic about environmental beau-
tification projects and bicylce paths. Those of us who
have visited Europe have often been particularly happy
With their lovely parks and bicycle paths.
Also, although Europe has rains and floods, it is
generally free of potholes. In Germany, a more expen-
sive grade of asphalt is used, that is to say with far less
sandy particulates content than we use here. Further,
this asphalt must be laid to a minimum of 8 inches be-
low the road surface. Or so I was told.
Also, roads there are built to 40-year specifications
as opposed to our 20-year specifications. More expen-
sive for them at the outset but far less so over time.
In any case, it would appear that the recurring pot-
hole problem deserves attention.
lan L. Potter, Bradenton


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THOSE WERE THE AYS
Part 11, The Secret Life of Marion Colman
by June Alder


At the time Marion Colman taught school in the late 1920s, rugged outdoor
activities were part of the curriculum of educational institutions for young
people-the well-to-do as well as the poor. It was the era of the "Bloomer Girl."


MOUNTAIN TEACHER


In 1927, armed with master's degrees
in music and religious education, Marion
Colman obtained a teaching position in
the Kentucky mountains. Her experiences
living among the mountain people for the
next year would be treasured memories
for Marion during the rest of her long life-
time on Anna Maria Island.

By Marion Colman
After finishing my graduate studies at
Boston University, I became director of
music and religious education at the
Caney Creek Community Center in the
mountains of eastern Kentucky. I taught a
Senior English class at the high school and
a class in Bible at the Junior College. In
addition, I was housemother to a group of
girls at a cottage across the creek.
This arrangement suited me very
well, for I found the altitude and moun-
tain air good for my health.
The superintendent of the school at
Caney Creek was a determined and
dedicated person who wanted every-
thing done just right. She was somewhat
crippled because of an accident that in-
jured her legs and feet.
But how she could get about on those
crutches! She was a very capable person,
greatly admired by the mountain people
who appreciated her dedication and abil-
ity. I got along well with her as I could
understand fairly well what she wanted
and did my best to comply.
The mountain music was something
else again. The sound was somewhat
nasal and full of grace notes and fancy
flourishes. The music was easy enough
to sing but difficult to write down on a
music scale. Usually we sang unaccom-
panied as there were very few musical
instruments available.
A song I liked very much went:

You gotta walk that lonesome valley,
You gotta go there by yourself
There's no one here can go there with
you.
You gotta go there by yourself.


One stanza of the song was straight
out of our hymn book: -

Hark the voice of Jesus calling,
Who will go and work today?
Fields are ripe and harvests waiting.
Who will go and bear the sheaves
away?"

Perhaps a missionary had taught the
words to the mountain children and
they had incorporated it into their own
musical vocabulary.
It was also my duty to provide pro-
grams for the daily chapel services. One
day I asked a boy to recite a poem I es-
pecially liked. He was a big fellow with
a good deep voice. The poem was
Joaquin Miller's poem about Columbus
and his impatient crew sailing the
stormy Atlantic.
"What do we do when hope is
gone?" they asked Columbus. He re-
plied: "Sail on, sail on, sail on and on."
The poem continued:

A light! a light! a light! a light!
It grew, a starlit flag unfurled!
It grew to be Time's burst of dawn.
He gained a world; he gave that world
Its grandest lesson: On! sail on!

Some days later I went out after sup-
per for a little walk. Darkness was falling.
I was rather discouraged as there seemed
to be so much to do and so little accom-
plished. I thought perhaps I had better
give it all up and go back home.
But somewhere up the creek I saw
a light glowing in the darkness. A man
was holding a lantern in his hand. It
seemed I heard a voice repeating, "A
light, a light," and Columbus saying,
"On, sail on and on." I thought this was
divine guidance, and so I stayed at
Caney. I was glad I did.

Next: A hazardous
journey


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Spam stories and the tale of the yellow goo


By Jack Egan
Islander Cartoonist
When I informed my publisher, Bonner, that I
planned to take a vacation to Texas, she made me an
offer I couldn't refuse: "Since you're paying your own
way, how about covering the NCAA Final Four in San
Antonio or the 20th Anniversary of Spam-A-Rama in
Austin." No contest. I chose Spam-A-Rama.
Ever since I was a Boy Scout Tender Foot (the
highest ranking I ever achieved) I've been hooked on
Spam. What piqued my Epicurean taste? It was the
simple combination of Spam mixed with Campbell's
baked beans cooked over a campfire.
Spam-A-Rama has to be one of Austin's leading
fun and cultural events. This tribute to canned meat
features exotic Spam dishes concocted by cook-off
contestants ranging from highly recognized Austin
chefs who compete in the professional division, to
someone like Kevin Rollins, who consistently wins
both the Worst Taste and Showmanship awards.
Cultural? Well, one of the events is the Spam Call.
The previous year, according to Austin American-
Statesman reporter, John Kelso, one guy got up and
presented a soliloquy from 'Spamlet' and another con-
testant, in his best tenor voice, performed the renowned
'Pigaro' from the all familiar 'The Barber of Seville.'
My son-in-law, Craig Nesbitt, a resident of Austin,
had just purchased a new camera and reluctantly vol-
unteered to be my official photographer and. guide. We
loaded up on Tums and headed for the main gate. I
presented my Press Pass to a befuddled ticket taker.

Editor's Note: Jack Egan has been a cartoonist for Is-
land publications since 1974 and is a humor columnist
wannabe. And don't bother sending him any e-mail -
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She noted that my pass was two years out of date and
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agony of "de-meat."
As luck would have it, I ran into the editor of the
prison newspaper. I asked him how he got a leave to
cover this event. He stated that the warden wanted him
to report on the various Spam dishes hoping the pris-
oners might quit complaining about the meat substitute
meals served at the prison. I told him how great Spam
was and considering newspaper and reporter ethics
- I wondered how he could report anything negative
about Spam. He just shrugged and claimed he was a
vegetarian.
SInside the tents the cook-off contestants showed off
their specialties including such ethnic cuisines as Chi-
nese, French and German. Spam is universal. Since the
event is staged in Texas there was a majority of South-
west and Mexican dishes offered.
I've never liked Mexican food. To me it all tastes
the same even though it comes in different shapes.
Most of it is covered with yellow goop. I found out that
the yellow stuff used to be melted Mexican cheese.
Rumor has it that some time ago an evil cartel cornered
the market and now there is a monopoly on the yellow
stuff available for Mexican food.
Every Mexican restaurant has a 55-gallon barrel of
this stuff in its kitchen. I checked the label and it stated
that it had absolutely NO nutritional value. It was made
of pure distilled petroleum products and has a shelf life
of 1.2 million years. That's because it is radioactive.
In an effort to tie this story into our local scene, did
you know that the only restaurant on Anna Maria Is-
land that has Spam on its menu is Ato's? A Spam and
rice dish which could compete with the best of them at
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Kevin Rollins, right, winner of the worst taste and
showmanship award, tries to get Jack to sample his
Spam creation.
chocolate covered Spam candy. Cubes of Spam cov-
ered with different types of chocolate and chopped
nuts. These sweet delights were offered to me in a col-
orful egg carton. My favorite was green-colored choco-
late topped with pistachio nuts. Peggy at Duffy's could
pick up a pointer or two on how to present a dessert tray
from this group.
One restaurant presented its finest china and crys-
tal, and featured a wine bottled especially for this event.
The tasting revealed a delicate lavender color with a
frisky bouquet. The label indicated it was bottled ear-
lier that morning. Sean should seriously consider in-
cluding this vintage in the Beach Bistro's reserve for
the locals after the tourists go back home.
Back at the Spam-A-Rama, Craig and I finally
reached the last cook-off team in our line. It consisted of


a group of young ladies with "INTERN" printed on their
T-shirts. A tall, gray, distinguished gentleman was pre-
senting their Spam concoction. His T-shirt read, "THE
BIG CREEP." I could hardly believe my eyes, it was him!
What a chance for an interview, a reporter's dream.
When I approached him I happened to look over
his shoulder and there outside the tent peering at me
was Kenneth Starr and about seven of his attorneys.
Not wanting to be subpoenaed by the Washington
grand jury, Craig and I took off with Ken Starr in hot
pursuit. When we reached the Spam sculpture exhibit,
Craig stopped. He told me to strike my best Greek
Adonis pose. When I did he poured two buckets of
yellow stuff all over me.
It must have fooled Ken Starr as he passed me right
by. I also must have impressed the judges of the sculp-
ture contest as they hung an honorable mention ribbon
on me. Craig wouldn't tell me what he entitled his cre-
ation, but a big grin always appears on his face every
time it's mentioned.
When I felt confident that I had given Ken Starr the
slip, ILjust melted into the crowd.
Around sunset a security policeman approached
me and asked that I leave. It seems that Spam-A-Rama
planned a light show to end the festivities and the event
coordinator felt that the yellow glow coming off me
would compromise the integrity of the show.
.When I got back I tried everything to wash off the
yellow stuff. Nothing worked. I even called Martha
Stewart who apparently wasn't interested in solving my
problem and threatened to report me to the Environ-
mental Protection Agency.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to wash off
this yellow glory please write me in care of the Islander
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Tanya's classes resume
May 26
Due to illnesses in her family, Tanya Slack's ex-
ercise and line dancing classes at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center have been canceled temporarily.
Line dancing will resume Tuesday, May 26, from
11 a.m. to noon. Gentle aerobics, normally held from
9 to 10 a.m. Friday and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Monday, will also resume that week.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Historical Society party
May 18
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will
honor its volunteers for faithful service at a party at
7:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, at Anna Maria City Hall.
The party is also the society's monthly meeting and
will include the installation of next year's officers. All
members and volunteers are encouraged to attend. For
more information, call 778-0492.


Longboat Chamber's 40th
anniversary celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Com-
merce and their guests are invited to celebrate the
Chamber's 40th birthday "Business After Hours" bash
from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the Dining
Room Harbourside, Longboat Key Club.
A host bar and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Disk
Jockey for Rent will provide music. As part of the
event, special members, past presidents and executive
directors will be recognized.
The chamber will introduce the Winfield Cook
Endowment Fund with an invitation extended to indi-
viduals and businesses to be recognized as Chamber
Champions with fund contributions.
-The official charter of the Longboat Chamber was
signed on May 23, 1958. David Miller of Cannons
Marina and Cannons by the Sea Cottages reigns as the
senior Chamber member. Organizational meetings be-
gan in 1956 and the Miller family joined in 1957.
Admission to the birthday celebration will be $5
for Chamber members and $10 for their guests. For
more information, call 387-9519.

Board hopefuls on Island
Thre6 announced candidates for seats on the Mana-
tee County School Board will be the guest speakers at
the monthly luncheon of the Anna Maria Island Demo-
cratic Club at noon Monday, May 18, at the Beach
House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach.
Rev. James T. Golden, Barbara Harvey and
Berniece Scott will speak. All Democrats are invited.
Reservations are not necessary. For more information,
call Gale Carter, 778-1389.

'Scenic Vistas' at Island
Gallery West
Island Gallery West, 5348 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, an artist cooperative, presents a special exhibit,
"Scenic Vistas," at the gallery through July 2.
The exhibit features the works of local and regional
artists in watercolor, acrylics, porcelain, raku, basketry,
photography, Indian beadwork, quilting, stained glass,
mosaic, fabric art and stone, wood and clay sculpture.
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May is national Iodine Deficiency Disorders month.
The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club has distributed
canisters to local merchantsfor the collection of
money in support of eliminating mental retardation
and physical deformities caused by iodine deficiency.
Mary Ann Brockman, executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, accepts a
donation can from Kiwanis President Rich
Bohnenberger. Anyone interested in displaying a
collection can or making a contribution may call
778-0355.


Pier painting volunteers
again needed
Volunteers are needed to help paint the Bradenton
Beach Fishing Pier.
Volunteers are asked to wear "paintable" clothes.
All supplies are furnished.
For more information or to sign up to paint, call
Commissioner Berneitta Kays at 778-4445 or Mayor
Connie Drescher at 778-1005.


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artists, these workshops offer students a choice of oil
or acrylic painting, pastel, printmaking, watercolor,
figure study, drawing or ceramics. The $400-per-week
fee includes meals and lodging. Spouses who wish to
accompany but not take a class may do so for $300.
Wildacres is a conference center about an hour's
drive from Asheville. Adults from all over the country
have enjoyed the atmosphere of creativity and fellow-
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complemented by field trips to nearby galleries and
studios. The evening schedule is enriched by artist lec-
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Age is thing of beauty and honor
The Women's Guild of Roser Memorial Community Church honored its members from 90 to 102 years old
April 14 with a luncheon and special words of tribute. Included in this revered group are, back row from left,
Bea Dover, Clara Schoellig, Ethel Spencer, Janice Searl-Kolsch and Madeleine Rogers and, front, Ethel Holt,
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Jason 'Judd' Arnett
Jason "Judd" Arnett, 86, of Bloomfield Hills,
Mich., died last Dec. 27 in Michigan after a lengthy
illness.
Arnett, a long-time Detroit Free Press columnist
and author, was a one-time owner of Anna Maria
Island's Islander newspaper.
Born in Liberty Center, Ohio, Mr. Arnett started
his newspaper career at age 12 for the Liberty Center
Newspaper. He later owned papers in Napolean, Ohio,
and Tuscola, Ill., and for five months in 1959, he and
his former wife, Fern, ran The Islander. Steve Kimball,
who later served as mayor of Anna Maria City, took
over from Arnett, who headed back north to start his
31-year, six-column-a-week stint at The Free Press.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Arnett
was also a former editor of the Sun Coast Edition of
The St. Petersburg Times and the editorial editor of The
Savannah Daily News in Georgia. He retired from The
Free Press in 1990 and in 1995 published a book, "Les-
sons Learned During a Wasted Youth."
Mr. Arnett was a member of the newspaper guild,
a former member of the Detroit Press Club, was ap-
pointed president of Lake Superior State University by
Gov. William Milliken and was a member of the
Michigan Tourist Commission. He was also an honor-
ary member of the Anti-Cruelty Society and a member
of several golf clubs.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, who called
him "an incredible storyteller with newspaper ink in his
blood."

Elizabeth Lowe Gillispie
Elizabeth Lowe Gillispie, 79, of Holmes Beach
died May 7 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Charleston, W.Va., Mrs. Gillispie came to
Manatee County from there in 1978. She was a home-
maker and a Methodist. She was a member and chair-
man of Rose Society in Charleston and a member of
Manatee River Garden Club.
A memorial service was.held May 10 at Brown and
Sons Funeral Homes, Bradenton, with the Rev. John R.
Babham officiating. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Associa-
tion, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills,
CA 91364.
She is survived by her husband, Lindsey M.
"Link;" one son, Thomas L. of Riverview; and five
grandchildren.

James D. Graham
James D. Graham, 87, of Anna Maria died May 4
at home.
Born in Tampa. Mr. Graham came to Manatee
County from Belle Buckle. Tenn., in 1978. He was a
regional manager for S.H. Kress & Co. for 34 years. He
was a Methodist, a member of Kiwanis Clubs Interna-
tional, Fort Loudon Yacht Club in Knoxville and the
U.S. Power Squadron.
Services and burial will be in Tennessee. Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home was in charge of local arrange-
ments. Memorial contributions can be sent to Hospice


of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL
34238.
He is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Gra-
ham Hedges of Springfield, Mo., and Louise Graham
Ehrich of Monument, Colo.; two sisters, Elsie Vere
Hudgins of Holmes Beach and Elizabeth "Ban"
Schelter of Kent, Wash.; and four grandchildren.


Edwin W. 'Ned' Rochon
Edwin W. "Ned" Rochon, 80, of Anna Maria died
May 6 in Blake Medica Center.
Service was held May 11 at the Episcopal Church
of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach, with the Rev.
Richard Fellows and the Rev. Richard Bennett offici-
ating. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, was
in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Parrish Cem-
etery. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach, FL 34217.
Born in Butte, Mont., Mr. Rochon came to Mana-
tee County from New York City in 1994. He was a
retired newspaperman, writer and editor. He served in
the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a mem-
ber of the Princeton Club of New York, Princeton Club
of Sarasota, Ivy League Club of Sarasota, University
Club of Sarasota, and was in the 42nd edition of
"Who's Who in America," 1982-83.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Parrish; and
one sister, Dorothy R. Powers of Spokane, Wash.


Howard H. Smith
Howard H. Smith, 93, of Anna Maria died May 6
in Blake Medical Center.
Capt. Howard to his friends and acquaintances, Mr.
Smith was city commissioner of Anna Maria from
1967 to 1973, including two years as vice mayor. He
was a founder of Gulf Shrine Club, Anna Maria, and
a member of Anna Maria High Twelve Club. He was
a "regular" at the Rod & Reel Pier for many years,
having been a friend of the late Frank Cavendish,
former owner-of the facility until the late 1980s.
Service was held earlier this week at Roser Memo-
rial Community Church with the Rev. Wayne D. Kirk
officiating. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, Island
Chapel, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 or
Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children, 12503 N.
Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612-9499.
Born in Warwick, R.I., Mr. Smith came to Mana-
tee County from Cranston, R.I., in 1964. He was an
engineer employed by New England Telephone and
Telegraph. He was a Protestant. He was a member of
Pythagorean Lodge Free and Accepted Masons,
Marion. Mass.; charter member of Sahib Temple,
Sarasota; Telephone Pioneers of America; past presi-
dent of Lions Club, Mattapoisett, Mass.; and honorary
Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are one son, Richard D. (Rick) of
Bradenton; two grandchildren; and his companion,
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Anna Maria

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Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
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Sausage, Juice, Warm Cinnamon Apples
Tuesday, 5/19/98 *
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Lunch: Pizza or Nachos & Cheese These are the "Students of the Week" at Anna Maria Elementary School for the week ended May 8. Front row,
Corn, Salad, Ice Cream from left, Catlin Burns, Johnny Paul Goldschmitt, Katie Dittmeier, -Clay Wolfe, Nick Smith and Kevin
*All meals served with milk Callahan. Back row, from left, Michael Cramer, Kristina Modisett, Ashley Zakazeski, Meredith Durkin and
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Boundaries of time disappear in 'Biography' melodrama


By Michelle Timpanaro
Islander Reporter
Technology has brought about great change since the
beginning of the century and impacted our lives in many
ways, but the Island Players performance of S.N.
Behrman's "Biography" proves, beyond the shadow of a
doubt, that human emotion is as consistent as time itself.
As the curtains sway open, the audience is brought
back in time to the winsome home of Marion Froude,
a well-known portrait artist. It's early October of 1931,
and Marion has recently moved into her new apartment
on West 57th Street in New York City.
Although Marion is not home, a guest arrives for
a scheduled appointment. Waiting rather impatiently
for Marion's arrival, David Haynes plays the young,
determined and quite ambitious businessman Richard
Kurt, who is prepared to make Marion an offer she
can't refuse. Seen most recently in "How the Other
Half Loves," Haynes has become a regular on the Play-
ers stage.
Alice Doeden, last seen in the Island Players "The
Octette Bridge Club," plays Marion's German house-
maid Minnie. Doeden enlivens the stage with her usual
cheerful wit. As Minnie, Doeden finds little comfort
with Marion's restive and rather brash guest.
A secofid visitor arrives, still with no word from
Marion. Minnie welcomes Melchoir Feydak, played by
Gabe Simches, who is an old and dear friend of Miss
Froude. Feydak, on his way to Hollywood for business,
has stopped by to bid his beloved friend Marion fare-
well.
Simches plays another role in the Island Players
association. As president, he proudly welcomes both
old and new friends of the theater to this sparkling fi-
nale of the Island Players' 49th season.
When Marion finally arrives, she is delighted to see
her old friend Feydak. Having not seen "Fey-dee" in'


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six years, she insists the red-faced Kurt come back at
a later time.
When Kurt finally gets a chance to discuss his idea
with Marion, she is somewhat surprised by his offer.
She explains to him that she's a painter, not a writer.
Handing Marion a check for $2,000 (in 1931!?!?),
Kurt pleads with her to write her biography as mem-
oirs, to be serialized in his magazine. That was a lot of
money back then, and of course she took the offer.
As Marion, Susan Vaughn's portrayal of an adven-
turous and affectionate, yet happily uncommitted bo-
hemian is as captivating as Miss Froude's eye-catch-
ing New York studio apartment.
As Marion's biography begins to unfold on stage,
the audience is introduced to Leander Nolan. Marion
and "Bunny," as she fondly called Nolan, grew up to-
gether in Knoxville, Tenn., and shared a mutual admi-
ration for one another. It had been such a long time
since they'd seen each other, Marion didn't recognize
"Bunny" at first.
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Players, Schelstrate has performed at Players of
Sarasota, Manatee Players, and Venice Little Theatre.
Leander desperately struggles to persuade Marion
not to write the dreaded biography which could in-
criminate him and ruin his career. When Marion tells
him she's still planning on publishing her work,
Leander is compelled seek assistance from his prospec-
tive and very influential father-in-law.
Richard Lawall plays the steadfast Orrin Kinnicott,
whose main interests in life are wealth and health.
Kinnicott is not about to see his future son-in-law's repu-
tation go down the drain because of this unchaste woman.
In addition to performing on stage, Lawall has
worked as sound technician and assistant stage man-
ager. He is also a regular with the stage production
crew. Lawall has performed here in both "The Late
Christopher Bean" and more recently in "Plaza Suite".
Slade Kinicott, Leander's fiancee, also arrives at
Marion's apartment. It is her woman's intuition that has
led her to believe Leander is not ready to marry her, and
she wants some answers.
Directed by Phyllis Elfenbein, this Island Players'
performance is one you don't want to miss. S.N.
Behrman's "Biography" is an exquisite finale, fittingly
wrapping up the group's 49th season.
Performances run through May 17, with the stage
dark on Mondays. Curtain time is 8 p.m. nightly. There
is a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, May 17.
Tickets are $12.
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Anna Maria
No reports provided.

Bradenton Beach
May 2, obstruction, disorderly conduct, Second
Street North and Highland. The officer said he ob-
served the subject staggering through Pines Trailer
Park being very loud. She approached his patrol car
and he asked her if everything was okay. She said
she wouldn't speak to him unless he told her his
name, which he did. He said she refused to give him
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She refused several more requests and was
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said the report.
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May 2, assist Florida Marine Patrol, Longboat
Pass Bridge. The officer responded to assist FMP
with an accident in which a subject was injured when
a personal watercraft hit a piling under the bridge.
The injured subject wastransported to the hospital.
The other two subjects who had been riding the
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rented it. The officer ran a check and found one sub-
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was running the check, the subject fled the store.
The officer contacted sheriff's deputies, then
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and caught the subject and turned him over to the
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May 2, possession of alcohol under 21, 5324
Marina Drive, Jessie's Island Store. The officer re-
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in her car with a beer. When questioned, she admit-
ted she was under 21 and was issued a summons.
May 2, DUI, driving with a suspended license,
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on Gulf Drive toward Manatee Avenue and noted
that Murphy was weaving in the lane, traveled left
of center six times and drove over the line on the
right side of the road four times.
After stopping Murphy, the officer found his
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istered field performance tests and placed Murphy in
custody. He also issued a citation for failure to main-
tain a single lane.
May 3, suspicious, 5300 Gulf Drive,
Martinique condominiums. The complainant re-
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May 3, trespass, Key Royale Bridge. The of-
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May 4, found property assorted jewelry,
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May 4, vessel operation, 63rd Street boat ramp.
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his boat at high speed through the 63rd Street canal.
The officer advised him to keep to idle speed.
May 5, 3700 block of Sixth Avenue. The vic-
tim reported an unknown person broke a window in
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May 5, battery, 500 block of 71st Street. The
victim reported the subject grabbed her by the arm
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against a wall and struck her head and arm. The sub-
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SIsland Baseball

The week
Sthatwas...
d .. J',.- By Kevin P. Cassidy
Haley's win breaks
second-half tie
Tyler Krauss smacked a single over the left
fielder's head to score Skyler Purcell with the win-
ning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to put
Haley's in the driver's seat for the second-half
crown in what I think was the best-played game of
this year's Little League season.
This game had it all great pitching by both
Haley's and Bob.Boast Dodge, great defense and
several close plays at the plate plus the drama of
extra innings.
Brandon Roberts got the pitching win with three
scoreless innings in relief of starter Bobby Cooper,
who left due to a sore arm. The two pitchers com-
bined to allow only eight hits on the afternoon.
Bob Boast pitching was just as impressive as
Mario Torres pitched a scoreless first inning, then
watched as Brian Faasse mowed down the Haley's
batters with 10 strikeouts in four innings of work to
keep Bob Boast in the game.
Bob Boast opened the scoring in the first with
one run on a walk to Torres who eventually came
around to score on B.J. Keim's RBI single. Haley's
came back to tie it in the bottom of the inning as
Tyler Krauss led off with a single and moved to third
on consecutive passed balls. Krauss then scored the
tying run on Hunter Green's RBI single making the
score 1-1 after one inning.
Both pitchers Faasse for BBD and Cooper for
Haley's looked particularly impressive in the sec-
ond inning as they struck out tht side with the only
blemish being a walk given up by Faasse to Chris
Nelson.
Bob Boast looked like they were going to break
the tie in the top of the third when Torres led off with
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sacrifice bunt by Cory Shafer. Billy Malfese came
through with a clean base hit to center that had
Torres breaking for the plate. Purcell fielded the ball
then dropped it before picking it up again and firing
it home to nail Torres at the plate to keep the score
tied.
The bottom of the inning saw Roberts get things
started for Haley's with a single to center following
a ground out by Krauss. After moving to second on
a passed ball during a strike out by Cooper, Roberts
scored the go-ahead run narrowly avoiding the
Torres tag on an RBI single by Green, putting
Haley's up 2-1. Torres alertly gunned down Green
trying for second to get Bob Boast out of the inning
without further damage.
SThe top of the fourth saw Bob Boast come back
to tie the score 2-2 when Keim reached base on an
infield single, then scored all the way from first on
an RBI double by Dustin Cole just avoiding the
-tag by Green at the plate. Brian DeBellevue then
reached first on a bunt single and stole second and
third on successive pitches during a Matt Tornai
strike out. That brought Gorden Tarbeck to the plate
and he responded with a perfectly placed sacrifice
bunt to score DeBellevue to give. Bob Boast a 3-2
lead.
Torres reached first when he got plunked with a
Cooper fast ball but Haley's got out of the inning
when Cooper struck out Schafer. Faasse mean while
was rolling along sandwiching strike outs of Blake
Tyre, Nelson and Michael Wallen around a walk to
Jordan Bowers.
Roberts replaced Cooper on the mound due to a
sore arm and held Bob Boast scoreless thanks to
some fine defensive work behind him. First, Malfese
hit a drive to left-center that Wallen tracked down
for the first out. A single by Faasse and a strike out
by Keim brought Cole to the plate with two outs.
After Faasse moved to second on a passed ball, Cole
hit a grounder to Bowers at third. Bowers started to
make the throw to first but saw Faasse going for
third. Faasse avoided the tag by Bowers who then
threw wildly to first allowing Cole to move to sec-
ond. DeBellevue then hit a chopper that skipped past
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the ball and.apply the tag on Cole for the final out
of the inning.
Haley's finally got to Faasse when, after a
Shawn Koerber strikeout, Krauss reached on a single
to left. A strikeout by Roberts brought Cooper to the
plate with two outs and Krauss on first. Krauss
moved to second on a passed ball before Cooper re-
sponded with a single to score Krauss, making the
score 3-3 after five innings.
Roberts held Bob Boast scoreless in the top of
the sixth by helping himself defensively. He gave up
a walk to Tornai, but quickly erased him when he in-
duced Tarbeck to hit a come-backer, which he turned
into a 1-to-6-to-3 double play.
That double play proved to be big, as Torres fol-
lowed with a one-hop double off of the triple play
sign in center field. But Roberts got out of the inning
.when he retired Malfese on a line drive right back at
him, which he calmly speared for the final out.
With DeBellevue now on the mound, Bob Boast
quickly retired Haley's in order on a Tyre popout to
Torres and strikeouts by Bowers and Nelson, to send
the game into extra innings.
Faasse led off the top of the seventh with a single
but got stranded when Roberts induced Keim to pop
out to him. Then Cole and DeBellevue popped out
to Krauss at short stop.
Purcell and Mark Sankey led off the bottom of
the inning with walks, putting runners on first and
second for Krauss, who responded with a long fly
ball over the left fielder's head to score Purcell and
end the drama with Haley's on top 4-3.
Krauss led the way at the plate for Haley's with
his game-winning hit during a 3-for-4 day and two
RBIs, while Green added two RBI singles. Roberts
and Cooper both finished with one hit each.
Torres paced Bob Boast's offensive efforts,
reaching base four times while going 2-for-2 with a
walk and a hit-by-pitch. Keim and Faasse both went
2-for-3 while Malfese and DeBellevue each man-
aged a single. Cole had an RBI double.
The rest of the week's results were unavailable
at press time and will be included with next week's
news.
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Anna Maria Little League
stats as of May 9


Major League
Haley's Motel
Bob Boast Dodge
Kiwanis
Tip of the Island
Anna Maria Fire District

AAA Minor League
Bridge St. Pier & Cafe
Bali-Hai Resort
Islander Bystander
Air & Energy

AA Minor League
Domino's Pizza
Island Real Estate
Quality Builders
C & M Construction
Betsy Hills

Batting Average:
Mario Torres, Bob Boast
Bobby Cooper, Haley's
Hunter Green, Haley's
Brian Faasse, Bob Boast
Brandon Roberts, Haley's
Ryan Keller, Kiwanis
Evan Wolfe, Kiwanis
Tyler Krauss, Haley's
B.J. Keim, Bob Boast
Taylor Manning, Tip

Doubles:
Mario Torres


6-1
4-2
3-4
2-3
0-5


4-2
4-3
3-4
2-4


5-2
4-2
4-3
2-5
2-5


.554
.429
.423
.422
.381
.375
.364
.361
.355
.348


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Little League baseball schedule


Major
May 13
May 14
May 16
May 18
May 19
May 20


League
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
11:30 a.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.


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May 14 5 p.m.
May 15 7 p.m.
May 18 5 p.m.
May 19 5 p.m.

AA Division
May 13 5 p.m.


May
May


May 20


T-ball
May 16


5 p.m.
5 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.


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10 a.m.


Bobby Cooper
Brian Faasse
Hunter Green
Brandon Roberts
Luther Sassar


AMFD vs. Bob Boast Dodgers
Bob Boast Dodge vs. Tip of the Island
Kiwanis vs. Haley's Motel
AMFD vs. Bob Boast Dodge
Tip of the Island vs. Kiwanis
Haley's Motel vs. AMFD


Islander Bystander vs. Bridge St. Cafe
Air & Energy vs. Bali Hai
Bridge St. Cafe vs. Islander Bystander
Bali Hai vs. Air & Energy


Quality Builders vs. Island Real Estate at Center field
Domino's Pizza vs. Betsy Hills at Longboat field
Island Real Estate vs. C&M Construction at Center field
C&M Construction vs. Betsy Hills at Center field
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Hunter Green
Brandon Roberts


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From berries to big shark bucks


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
Wild strawberries are peaking right now back in
the ditches of Wisconsin where I grew up. About the
size of the fingernail on my little finger, they fairly
explode with flavor and nothing for sale in the stores
even approaches them..
Those luscious little rewards of north country liv-
ing came to mind last week as I read that a California
company, Driscoll Strawberries, is growing raspberries
in eastern Hillsborough County. Driscoll happens to be
my favorite brand of strawberries available in the stores
because they at least have some flavor.
Not like wild strawberries, mind you, but more
than most of those huge, flavorless strawberries we find


in the supermarkets. And now they're growing raspber-
ries almost right next door.
In fact, the biggest problem with growing raspber-
ries, according to University of Florida researcher Bob
Knight, is finding the labor to pick them. But tough
picking shouldn't mean anything to locals here on the
Island who could grow a few bushes in their back
yards.
Think of it, real raspberries retailing for $2 to $3
a half pint growing here on the Island in your back
yard. It's not so far fetched as you might believe -
blueberries are grown commercially in Florida. And
according to Knight, the biggest problem most folks
have in growing new crops is overcoming the paranoia
that something won't work.


Good deed rewarded
Forget that old saw that "no good deed goes unpun-
ished." Basil Arend will tell you differently.
Arend is a commercial fisher from St. Petersburg
who won the Mote Marine Laboratory Shark Taggers
Lottery this year. He was rewarded last week when
Mote gave him a check for $500 from donated funds.
His entry into the lottery was the moment on July 21
when he caught a young female tiger shark off the
Florida Panhandle and recognized one of Mote's tags
on the fish.
He sent it in, one of fewer than 50 to do so, and was
rewarded. Kinda makes you feel good, doesn't it?
Virtue rewarded. Good for us.
See you next week.


By Senior Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
April 26, Boarding. A 14-foot runabout was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator received a
warning for not having enough personal flotation devices
on board and the boat was escorted to port.
April 26, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 24-foot sailboat aground in
Longboat Pass. A Coast Guard boat responded, but prior
to its arrival the boat refloated itself and became caught
in the incoming current. A Good Samaritan attempted to
assist but both vessels were pulled against the bridge. The
Coast Guard boat pulled both boats from the bridge, and
the sailboat was re-anchored. There were no major inju-
ries but both boats received minor damage.
April 26, Boarding. A 15-foot power boat-was
boarded in Coquina Boat Ramp. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
April 26, Boarding. A 21-foot sport fisher was
boarded off Coquina Beach. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
April 26, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded off Coquina Beach. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
April 26, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded near Coquina Beach. The operator received a
warning for not having a sound-producing device and
a verbal warning for negligent operation of the'vessel.
April 26, Boarding. A personal watercraft was
boarded near Coquina Beach. The operator received a
verbal warning for negligent operation of the vessel.
April 26, Boarding. A sailboat was boarded in
Longboat Pass. The operator received a warning for not
having the registration on board.


Anna Maria Island Tides

Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
May 13 2:43 1.4 6:04 1.1 12:59 2.4 8:15 -0.2
May 14 3:35 1.3 6:32 1.1 1:34 2.4 9:00 -0.2
May 15 4:35 1.3 .6:57 1.2 2:14 2.4 9:50 -0.2
May 16 5:54 1.3 7:36 1.2 3:00 2.3 10:46 -0.1
May 17 7:16 1.4 8:52 1.3 3:56, 2.2 11:46 0.0
LQ May 18 8:09 1.5 10:52 1.4 5:11 2.0 -
May 19 8:41 1.7 12:46 0.1 6:44 1.8 12:58 1.3
May 20 9:15 1.8 1:44 0.2 8:20 1.7 2:32 1.0
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device, running without lights after dark and having
expired flares.
April 27, Boarding. A 23-foot sport fisher was
boarded in the Manatee River. The operator was issued
a warning for not having flares on board.
April 27, Boarding. A 24-foot power boat was
boarded near the Cortez Bridge. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
April 27, Boarding. A 22-foot power boat was
boarded near the Cortez Bridge. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
April 27, Boarding. A 20-foot power boat was
boarded near Jewfish Key. The vessel's operator was
issued a warning for improper hull numbering and in-
sufficient personal flotation devices.
April 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue 18-foot boat
from Miguel Bay to a boat ramp, but the boat was lo-
cated before a Coast Guard boat was dispatched.
April 27, Boarding. A 13-foot runabout was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator
received a notice of violation for not having any navi-
gational lights on after dark and being intoxicated. He
was turned over to the Florida Marine Patrol.
April 27, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a boat on fire near Longboat
Pass. A Coast Guard boat responded, searched the area
with negative results, and determined the call was a
false alarm.
April 30, Boarding. A 59-foot commercial vessel was
boarded near the Manasota Bridge in Venice. The boat's
operator received a notice of violation for having expired
documents and not having the vessel's marine sanitation
discharge valve secured within three miles of shore.
April 30, Search and rescue /assistance. While on


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patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel from Flotilla 84
towed a disabled 18-foot boat located near Marker 21
in New Pass to safe moorings.
May 1, Boarding. A 71-foot commercial fishing
boat was boarded in the Gulf. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
May 2, Boarding. A 68-foot commercial fishing
boat was boarded in the Gulf. The vessel was found to
be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
May 2, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a personal watercraft collision in the
water near the south end of Beer Can Island. A Coast
Guard boat and Longboat Key police responded. There
were no serious injuries as a result of the mishap.
May 2, Boarding A 20-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
May 2, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator
received a warning for having improper spacing on the
hull registration numbers.
May 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a boat fire in Little Sarasota
Bay just south of the Siesta Bridge. A Coast Guard boat
and Sarasota Fire Department vessels responded and
contained the fire. There were no injuries.
May 3, Boarding. A 32-foot commercial fishing
boat was boarded in New Pass. The boat's operator
received a notice of violation for having an expired
permit, not having the vessel's original registration
on board and not being federally documented.
May 3, Boarding. A 20-foot runabout was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator received a
warning for not having a sound-producing device or a
throwable flotation device.
May 3, Boarding. A 24-foot vessel was boarded in
Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator received a
warning for not having original registration on board
and having an undercharged fire extinguisher.
May 3, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel from Flotilla 84
towed a disabled 16-foot vessel located near Marker 78
in Roberts Bay to safe moorings.
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Kings waning, snook flourishing in local waters


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Kingfish action in the Gulf is starting to slow down
a little, but bottom fishing for grouper and snapper
continues to be good. In the backwater, redfish and
snook are the best bets, with some trips producing as
many as 20 red hook-ups.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report catches of
cobia, snook, pompano, mackerel and redfish.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a few cobia, a lot of sharks and mackerel.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on
the Dee Jay II said he's getting a real variety of spe-
cies, including 34-inch snook, reds to 30 inches, a lot
of 26-inch trout, bluefish, pompano, cobia, Spanish
mackerel and kingfish.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said he and
fishing buddy Mike Jezard of Lakeland caught a
mess of king mackerel, grouper and bafded rudder
fish, with some of the kings being better than 40
pounds. Also from Lakeland, John Spangle and fam-
ily brought back some 15-pound kings, several big
flounder and more rudder fish, mostly in about 75
feet of water.
Capt. Mike Card on the boat Flat-out Fun said
he's getting into good-sized cobia, snook, reds and
trout between south Tampa Bay and Port Manatee.
He's finding cobia in north Sarasota Bay, too.


COASTLINES, FROM PAGE 18

May 3, Boarding. A 16-foot runabout was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator received a
warning for not having a fire extinguisher or throwable
flotation device on board.
May 3, Boarding. A 26-foot vessel was boarded in
Sarasota Bay. The boat's operator received warning for
not having proper flotation devices and having an un-
dercharged fire extinguisher.
May 3, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 31-foot vessel aground in
Anna Maria Sound. A Coast Guard boat and a Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessel with Flotilla 84 responded. The
boat was located, the Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
transported passengers to shore, and the boat operator
contacted a commercial salvage company to assist in
refloating the vessel.
May 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a mayday call from a sailing vessel
caught in a storm near Marker 2 at the mouth of the
Manatee River. The boat was aground and the boat's
operator disoriented due to the storm. An Eckerd Col-
lege Search and Rescue vessel responded, refloated the
vessel and guided the boat to safety.


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.Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said reds,
snook and trout were his best bets.
Capt. Jason Henzell on the Neva-Miss said he's
having good success trolling for kingfish in about 85
feet of water offshore. Other action on the boat includes
black sea bass and snapper.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's getting lots and lots of
snook and kings.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's catching snook,
redfish, trout and small sharks.
On my boat Magic we're still doing well with red-
fish, with up to 20 being caught per trip. We're also
finding snook fishing to be excellent right now as long
as the white bait stays around.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he's getting into kingfish
in the Gulf and redfish and snook in the bays.
Capt. Glenn Corder said offshore action for his
charters includes kingfish, although he's finding the
action slowing a little.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said tarpon should
start to show up any day now. Offshore fishing includes
kingfish and cobia, and bottom fishing for grouper and
snapper remains good. Backwater action includes
snook, which is at its peak right now.
Charters out of Captain's Marina are bringing
back lots of trout from the flats, plus a few pompano.
Good luck and good fishing.


May 4, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a pontoon boat in difficulty
due to a storm near Longboat Bridge. A Coast Guard
boat responded, but the boat reached port safely with-
out assistance.
May 5, Boarding. A 17-foot boat was boarded in
Sarasota Bay. The boat's operator received a warning
for having an undercharged fire extinguisher and not
having navigational lights on after dark.
May 5, Boarding. Another 17-foot boat was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The boat's operator received
a warning for not having a throwable flotation device
and running at night without lights.
May 5, Boarding. An 18-foot powerboat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The boat's operator
received a warning for not having original registration
or a throwable flotation device.
May 6, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an overdue 20-foot rental
boat in Sarasota. A Coast Guard boat responded and,
while searching New Pass, learned from the rental op-
eration that the boat was rented using a stolen credit
card and the operator had used a false name. Sarasota
police assisted in the search and located the boat, aban-
doned, in a nearby mooring area.


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Permit permitted here
Aric Demski, of Adrian, Mich., landed this 21-
inch, five-pound permit while fishing at the Rod
and Reel Pier in Anna Maria. Islander Photo:
Courtesy R. C. Wasson


Horseshoe winners
Winners in Monday's horseshoe games
were George Landraites and Bill Cooney, both
of Bradenton Beach.
Winners in the May 9 games were Ken
Kizer of Anna Maria and Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Ron Pepka of
Anna Maria and Chris McNamara of Holmes
Beach.
The weekly contests get underway every
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no member-
ship fees and everyone is welcome.







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" 3 PAGE 20 0 MAY 13, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Wagner adds
business consultation
Wagner Realty announces the addition of busi-
ness brokerage services provided by Russell D.
Dozeman within its commercial/investment division.
Dozeman has a corporate finance degree, six
years commercial banking experience and four years
experience as the chief financial officer of a multi-
million dollar consulting company.
He will provide consultation and marketing ser-
vices to individual and corporate clients desiring to
sell or purchase a business.
Dozeman will be available at Wagner's
Wildewood Business Park office, 3639 Cortez Road,
Bradenton, phone 727-2800.


Joins
practice
Dr. Kevin P. Lipscomb
of Holmes Beach has joined
the five other physicians at
North River Family Health
Center in Palmetto as a fam-
ily practitioner.
He graduated from
medical school at the Uni-
versity of South Florida, in- Lipscomb
turned in surgery at the Uni-
versity of Kentucky and completed residency at the
Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center in Waterloo.



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To select your island
property. When buying
or selling...
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dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
WAGNEM REALTY
SSales & Rentals Since 1939
2217 Gulf Drive North
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217
778-2246 Office
:- 778-1751 Evenings


National Safe Boating Week May 16-22
"Boat Smart From the Start" is the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron's slogan for the 1998 National Safe
Boating Week starting Monday, May 16. Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore, center, has signed a proclamation
supporting public awareness of boat safety issues and receives some private life-jacket instructions from local
squadron Safety Officer Marie Gartley. Squadron Commander Ken Guscott displays the safe boating week promo-
tional poster. For more information, call Gartley, 756-5387. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Bruce Seewald


Spring boat sale in St. Pete this weekend


Hundreds of boats on land and sea, marine accesso-
ries, electronics and other nautical necessaries will be on
display and available for purchase at St. Petersburg's
downtown bayfront shoreline this weekend.
The seventh annual Spring Boat Sale will cruise
into the Bayfront Center Yacht Basin, 400 First Street
South, St. Petersburg, from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, May


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Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
SFax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
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Admission will be $4 for adults, $1 for children 6
years of age and up and free for younger children.
Plenty of land-side on-site parking will be available at
the yacht basin. Free dockage will be available near the
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Anna Maria
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from master bedroom and upstairs
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high ceilings, handmade cabinets,
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master bath door. Floor to ceiling
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en you choose Chase you
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We have just the house for you on the west side of
Gulf Drive. This architecturally designed Key West-
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9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maia, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035


834 South Bay Blvd. Anna Maria
The 100X196 bayfront lot with seawall to the
right'of this picture. $400,000.



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778-1222






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MAY 13, 1998 0 PAGE 21 ME


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Island property sales
611 Gulf Dr. N., 28-D Imperial House, a 2bed/
2bath 789 sfla condo built in 1969, was sold 3/31/98,
Bandy to Kosko, for $85,000; list $94,900.
697 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a bayfront 2,905
sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1980 on
a 100K150 lot, was sold 4/1/98, Brenner to Wellard, for
$525,000; list $595,000.
803 Gladiolus, Anna Maria, a 72x 128 lot, was sold
4/1/98, Bonadio to Misner, for $150,000; list unknown.
5806 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 206-S Waters Edge,
a lbed/l&1/2bath condo built in 1975, was sold 3/26/
98, Dudley to Walberg, for $162,000; list $162,000.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 234
Westbay Cove, a 1,200 sfla 2bed/2bath bay front condo
built in 1977, was sold 3/25/98, Cook to Bowlus, for
$153,000; list $159,000.
608 Hampshire, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,638 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1968 on a 95x105 lot, was sold 3/24/98, Cappello to
Crisp, for $250,000; list unknown.
104 Pelican, Anna Maria, an elevated, canalfront
1,925 sfla 3bed/2bath/4car/pool home built in 1978 on
a 75x100 lot, was sold 4/7/98, Cannon to Musial, for
$272,000; list $279,900.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 236 Runaway
Bay, a 2bed/2bath 1,080 sfla condo built in 1978, was
sold 4/7/98, Stockbauer to Schlegel, for $124,500; list
$132,000.
301 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, an elevated 1,500
sfla 3bed/2bath home built in 1976 on a 117x116 lot,
was sold 4/6/98, Alder to Braun, for $250,000; list
unknown.
309 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 2bed/
1&1/2bath/lcar each side duplex of 1,976 sfla and built
in 1972 on a 90x100 lot, was sold 4/8/98, Hillman to
Emper, for $180,000; list $189,000.
3601-E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 201 Sandy Pointe
1, an elevated 2bed/2bath/cp 1048 sfla condo built in
1986, was sold 4/7/98, Lisicki to Bravo, for $121,000;
list unknown.
502 Magnolia, Anna Maria, an elevated 3bed/
2bath/2cp 1,778 sfla home built in 1992 on a 72x103


lot, was sold 4/6/98, Garcia to Shaara, for $225,000; list
$236,000.
6006 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 117 Playa Encantada,
a 2bed/2bath 1,108 sfla condo built in 1980, was sold 4/
9/98, Whalen to Overway, for $133,000; list unknown.
209 Chilson, Anna Maria, a ground-level
canalfront 1,584 sfla home built in 1956 on a 72x148
lot, was sold 4/15/98, Warner to Nelson, for $207,000;
list unknown.
227 85th St., Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,284 sfla
3bed/2bath/lcp home built in 1985 on a 90x100 lot
with deeded boat slip, was sold 4/15/98, Allen to Levit,
for $170,000; list 175,000.
235 85th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,109
sfla 2bed/l&1/2bath/lcp home built in 1957 on a
90x100 lot, was sold 4/17/98, Taylor to Wiley, for
$131,000; list unknown.
404 72nd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,229
sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1963 on a 100x85
lot, was sold 4/17/98, Buky to Bernfield & Levit, for
$170,000; list unknown.
501 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 207 Bridgeport,
an elevated 1,337 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 4/15/98, Martin to Corrigan, for $130,000; list
unknown.
508 Magnolia, Anna Maria, an elevated 1,620 sfla
3bed/3bath/3cp home built in 1987 on a 52x145 lot,
was sold 4/17/98, Moyer to Taylor, for $210,000; list
$219,000.
513 68th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level,
canalfront 1,312 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in
1971 on an 80x104 lot, was sold 4/17/98, Gray to
Planck, for $200,000; list unknown.
516 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-
level, canalfront 2,121 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built
in 1973 on a 100x106, was sold 4/15/98, Walder to
Yudofsky, for $225,000; list $249,500.
516 N. Bay Blvd. and 902 N. Shore Dr., Anna
Maria, a ground-level fourplex (two buildings) of 1,780
sfla with 5bed/4bath built in 1956 on a 100x80 lot, was
sold 4/17/98, Stumpf to Dries, for $185,000; list un-
known.
830 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 100x196 bayfront
lot, was sold 4/17/98, Sloan to Connolly, for $350,000;
list $400,000.
832 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, a ground-level


Realty raves
Rose Schnoerr of Coldwell Banker Resi-
dential Real Estate Inc.'s Anna Maria office,
and Judy Kepecz of the Longboat Key office,
have been named top sales producers for the
month of March in their respective branches.
Kepecz was also Longboat's top listing asso-
ciate. Bobye Chasey held that honor in Anna
Maria.
MaryAnn Schmidt and Helen White of the
Holmes Beach office and Mike Migone of the
Longboat Key office have been named top
sellers for the month of April by Wedebrock
Real Estate Company.
Elfi Starrett and Becky Smith of the
Holmes Beach office and Migone and Tina
Rudek, Longboat Key, were top listers.
Island Real Estate, Holmes Beach, named
Marilyn Trevethan as top sales agent and
Christine T. Shaw as top lister for April.
Also for April, Carol Heinze of Prudential
Florida Realty, Island office, was tops in sales.
Karen Lohse was top listing agent.


bayfront 1,799 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1970
on a 100x196 lot, was sold 4/24/98, Sloan to Milesko-
Pytel & Pytel, for $460,000; list $460,000.
103 Los Cedros, Anna Maria, an 82x134 lake-front
lot, was sold 4/22/98, Lanes to Elridge, for $75,000; list
unknown.
105 67th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,198 sfla
2bed/2bath home built in 1950 on a 106x66 lot, was sold
4/21/98, Derfler to Freed, for $315,000; list unknown.
2214 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
1,118 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1948 on a
100x100 lot, was sold 4/24/98, Connick to Grover, for
$150,000; list unknown.
3705 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 112 Sunbow Bay
3, an elevated 1,247 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1980, was sold 4/22/98, Hales to Clark, for $91,500;
list $103,000.
* Compiled exclusivelyfor The Islander Bystander by
Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
Copyright 1998.







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L A A DE D C A- S ErD

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BRASS BED, queen, complete with firm orthopedic
mattress set. Never used, boxed, cost $850. Must sell
$250 cash. 662-9175.

DAYBED, WHITE AND brass, complete with mat-
tress and trundle. Never used, boxed. Cost $850.
Must sell $250 cash. 662-9175.

PHONE/FAX like new. Used Sharp. $80. please call
778-6728.

NAUTICAL BUT NICE Ships Chandler. Come see
the Gulf Coast's most unusual store of marine decor
and gifts. 12304 Cortez Road W. 795-5756. Week-
days 9-6, weekends 10-5.

LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop on pre-
mises Longboat Island Chapel. Two-for-one closing
sale throughout May. Open Mon., Wed., Sat., 9-3.
6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-4738.

BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including 2 mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.

LANAI FURNITURE, 42-inch table and four chairs,
24-inch cocktail table, two chairs, two swivel bar
stools. Good condition. Reasonable. 795-4214.

GLASS DINING TABLE with six black leather chairs
$375, teal green sofa 88" long, excellent shape $200.
779-1134.

AQUARIUM 29-gallon complete with fish and stones.
$50. 778-9188

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MOVING SALE: Sat., May 16, 9-1. Small kitchen
appliances, dishes, linens, towels, knickknacks, fans,
tables, bikes, portable heaters, file cabinets, typewrit-
ers, boat equipment. 686 Key Royal Dr. 778-7023.


DICK MAHER
AND
DAVE JONES
ISLAND SPECIALISTS
778-4800
1-800-237-2252

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GARAGE SALES: Sat., May 16, 8 a.m. Large vari-
ety: tables, chairs, paintings and much more. 515
and 527 74th St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE Fri. and Sat., May 15 and 16, 9-4.
All must go. 751 Binnacle Pt. Dr., Longboat Key.

ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP. Open Tues.,
Thurs., 9:30-2, Sat. 9-12. Clothing, etc. Sales. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria, across from Chapel.

GARAGE SALE Sat., May 16, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. (No
early birds) Books, miscellaneous household items.
503 N. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria.



CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Rd. (turn south two blocks). We have stone crabs.
798-9404. Cortez Bait & Seafood.

NOW IS AN IDEAL time to discover the taste, ver-
satility and health benefits of soy.foods. Samplings
available at Here's To Your Health, "the Island's
healthy market." 5340 Gulf Drive, S&S Plaza.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE and Preschool. Register now
for fall preschool and aftercare. Places available for
summer camp. Ages 5-8. We also accept infants
and toddlers. Call for more information. 778-2967.

TUPPERWARE CONSULTANT: For information on
home demonstrations, book parties, individual sales
or becoming a consultant, call Joanne at 778-4053.

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



PET CARE IN YOUR HOME. Island animal lover
will feed, walk, house sit, etc. Barbara 778-4284.

"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water, plus lots of TLC! Call 778-6000.

YOUNG HAND-FED blue and gold macaw. A sweetie,
talking. $900. with big cage. 778-9782 or 747-6070.

WANTED: Wild baby parrots and ravens out of
nests. Or will remove unwanted Quaker nests. 778-
9782 or 747-6070.

WANTED TEMPORARY HOME for two easy-going
indoor/outdoor cats. May 17-July 17. Fee paid, food
provided. 778-1086.


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HOLMES BEACH BAYFRONT
Panoramic views of bay and Intracoastal
from this 3BR/2BA residence with deep-
water dock and lift. Great central location.
Offered at $379,500. David Moynihan
778-2246 Eves 778-7976.


ISLAND DUPLEX Elevated duplex with
2BR/2BA each side. Covered parking,
large storage/utility rooms, short walk to
beach. $145,500. Call David Moynihan
778-7976.


JUST LISTED Rare 2BR/2BA condo
turnkey furnished with view of pool. Great
vacation home or rental. On-site
management. $124,000. Call Ed Olivera.
778-2246 Eves. 778-1751.


WESTBAY COVE CONDO Spacious,
open 1BR/1BA, nice balcony overlooks
pool and courtyard. Walk to public
beach, shops, restaurants. $99,900.
Gall Gwynne 778-2246.


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IGUANA Large with a great outdoor cage. $150
778-1399.



1989 LEBARON CONVERTIBLE. Leather, turbo,
looks and runs great. $2,800. 779-2028 nights.

1995 CHRYSLER LeBaron convertible. Emerald, tan
top, warranty, 46,000 miles. $10,500. Call 792-4274.

1986 CHEVROLET CAVALIER station wagon.
120,000 miles, second owner. Mostly highway miles.
No AC. Nothing fancy. Runs great. Very dependable,
$700 firm. 778-5109.

1989 ESCORT LX One owner, 53,000 miles. Great
condition! $1,100 794-6361.

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



FOR RENT Protected deep-water boat slip. North
end of Anna Maria. Easy access to Gulf. 794-8877

YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 941-750-7337.

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

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

HOBIE CAT 16-foot with trailer. Life vests, beach
wheels, extras. Excellent shape. Needs nothing but
someone to sail it. $1,250. 779-2392.



HOUSEKEEPING Various duties. Non smoking. Part
time. Harrington House Bed & Breakfast 778-5444.

BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part time cooks and full and part time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.

SALES ASSOCIATES Busy Real Estate office in
prime location seeks sales associates. Join the Gulf-
Bay team. Call Robin Kollar at 778-7244.

SPORTS/RECREATION ASSISTANT PT eves and
weekends at Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Positive, dependable, must enjoy working with chil-
dren, teens and parents. Drug-free workplace. $5.75-
$7.00 hr. depending on experience. Call AMICC,
778-1908 or fax 778-9511.


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balcony. Quiet dead end street, short walk
to beach and restaurants. $129,900.
Elizabeth Anddricks 778-4800. MLS#29676.


* 3BR/2BA Anna Maria Home ............ $174,900

* 2BR/2BA Pelican Cove....................... $189,000
* 2BR/2BA Bridgeport .......................... $129,900
* 2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ...................... $127,000
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CLEANING AND YARD WORK Daily, weekends a
must. 20-25 hrs a week. Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Dr.
778-5405.

COOK required two weeks for relief from May 25th till
June 10th. Phone 792-6768. (Sports bar menu).

HELP WANTED Bookkeeping and filing for Island
resident. Retirees encouraged. Call 778-9276.

EXCELLENT Work-at-home opportunity. FT/PT. No
money to invest. New in this area. Call 746-7402.

MAN WITH PICKUP needed to help me move on
Island. May 16. Call 778-5788 or 302-6021.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to meet
interesting people from around the world? Are you inter-
ested in leading the history of Anna Maria Island? Get in-
volved with the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402
Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.

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



STATE CERTIFIED CNA or HHA. Care for you or
your loved one. 10-year experience. Excellent refer-
ences. Reasonable rates. Call Tracy, 722-0162.

QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE companion. Available
day or night. Excellent references. Call Mrs. Kenyon
779-1043.



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

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical app., air-
ports; cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine Cab. Serv-
ing the Islands. 778-5476.


SPRING CLEAN your mildew away! I will pressure
clean your decks, lanai, pool area, driveway. For free
estimate call Greg at 749-0253.

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

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

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150-$200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attorney, wills,
living wills, name change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal
Services 742-4788.

DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE Shell delivered and
spread $25 yd., mulch, fill dirt, gravel. Call for prices.
Hauling Larry 778-0119.

GOT A COMPUTER? Got problems? Repairs,
troubleshooting, upgrading, networking, personal
training. Low rates. Call 758-3061.

POWER PROS PAINTING Complete interior and
exterior painting and pressure washing. Free Esti-
mates. "Quality work at an affordable price." All work
guaranteed. Seniors discount. Locally owned and
operated by Scott Lindsey 778-8355.

ATTENTION CAR/BOAT OWNERS Acrylic Teflon
polish to protect your investment. Protects paints
from love bugs. We're mobile. Free estimates. Call
778-5215.

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.

TRANSPORTATION to and from Tampa Airport. Any
time 778-7934.


HOUSEKEEPERS with personal touch. Very low
rates. N.W. resident. Also handyman on call. Ask for
Nicole. Call after 5pm. 798-3926

IF YOU like your home really clean, call Ava.
778-0403.

INTERIOR PAINTING Quick, neat, very affordable. A
womans touch. Lots of references. Call Diane. 794-8507.

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS Thorough cleaning (neurotic
attention to detail) residential/office, condos, rent-
als; laundry, ironing, errands, grocery shopping,
light cooking, pet and house sitting. References
available. Jony 795-1235.

HOUSE CLEANING Experienced, reliable, honest.
Excellent references. Free estimates. Call 779-0122
Dee or leave message.

WILL DO BABYSITTING in my home. Experienced
mother of two children. $1.25 to $1.35 per hour. On
the Island. Call 779-1368.

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



LAWNS CUT palms trimmed, yards cleaned up.
Shell and mulch delivered and spread. Call David
Bannigan at 778-6972.

MANATEE MOWERS Island Lawn Service, in busi-
ness over 10 years. Call Donnie Rivera today for free
estimate. 778-7508. Thank you.

ISLAND.LAWN SPRINKLER Service and repair. If
it's broken we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior dis-
count. Call 778-2581.

EXPERT LAWN CUTTING/tree trimming. Affordable,
reliable, insured. Call Jeff at 778-1560.


JULIE McCLURE

Estate And
Household
Sales

SAntique And
(1Personal
Property
Appraisals

Consultations

My 20 years of appraising and 25 years of
sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America



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Occupancy Rate
Total Rental Income Per Property
To Claim Reward (or for company details) contact:
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SAILBOAT WATER. Custom built 4-5BR/4B Island bayfront
estate. Very private with magnificent sunsets. Gourmet kitchen,
2 fireplaces and spacious master suite.. Pool, dock, davits,
tennis court. $845,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319


PANORAMIC VIEW of Sarasota Bay. Spacious 3BR home in
a gated community. Nature trails plus all the amenities of
condominium living. A truly peaceful haven. $349,000. Larry
and Louise Miller, 794-0131. C27576


WATERFRONT
MAGNIFICENT contemporary residence on
Sarasota Bay. Soaring ceilings, marble, gran-
ite and Italian tile, outstanding design. 4BR/
3B, lower level storage. $974,900. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R25931
ENGLISH/GEORGIAN ESTATE. Over
3,700 sq. ft. of grandeur on 3 +/- acres on
Palma Sola Bay. European elegance
throughout, hardwood floors, fireplace, Italian
chandeliers. Library, den, studio and elevator.
$999,000. Sara LaPlante, 748-4389. R24084
MAGNIFICENT TWO-STORY GEORGIAN
or river home. Trees, brick walkways, open
pool and breezy porches. Elegantly ap-
pointed, masonry fireplace, crown molding,
French doors, 5BR/4B. $1,195,000. Kathy
Marcinko, 792-9122. R21398


GORGEOUS BAYFRONT UNIT. Totally upgraded including tile,
Berber carpet and appliances. Extended views of the ICW. Heated
pool, tennis. Just steps from the beach. Excellent rental unit,
turkey fumished. $156,000. Bob Bumett, 387-0048. C26761


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NORTHWEST WATERFRONT pool home. 3-4BR/3B. Children can
walk to St. Stephen's School. Living room, separate dining/greatroom,
media room/office.ldeal for family living and formal entertaining.
$549,000. Barry and Kimberly Charles, 795-1273. R26405


LOTS/ACREAGE
BAY OAKS. Seven lots from one to eight
acres in size. Access to Palma Sola Bay from
two homesites. $120,000 to $180,000. Sandy
Drapala, 794-3354. L13576.



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


MAINLAND
NEAR PERIDIA. Older 3BR/1B home on
13 +/- acres. Can become your dream
home or develop, zoned Al. $298,000.
Nancy Keegan, 723-3929. R/L68499
LOCATED IN THE TRAIL SUBDIVISION
off Prospect Road. Brand new home.
Bright open plan, 3BR plus den, tile roof.
Sandy Drapala, 794-3354. R29683
ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive
views of Sarasota and Longboat Key.
Property consists of two separate houses
and deeded boat dock. Main house fea-
tures wood floors, fireplace and exquisite
master suite. $399,000. Van Bourgois,
761-0273. R27775







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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
SandyS Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Serie We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Sen e INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
7Established in 1983

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

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

@@N VT@U0@T 3 STATE LICENSED & INSURED
@@[a@'U@'0@TR CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
@@NM@ nU@K'D (941) 778-2993
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Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139

Paradise Improvements
SQuality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured -
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...

Kitchen & Bath Cabinets Refacing
Entertainment Centers New Formica Wood
C SU T O

REX B. SLIKER
10 Years Local References
Insured .778-7399
Antique Repair Lathe Work


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paradise?

ISLANDER
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Servers Don't leave the
SLine Cooks Island without
SBussers taking time to
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Experienced Servers & Maria Island. Visit
Line Cooks apply only.
Will train Bussers, Hosts US at 5404 Marina
& Dishwashers. Drive, Island
Apply in person Shopping Center,
3-5 pm Mon. Fri. Hols
Holmes Beach or
Sandbar Restaurant call 941-778-7978
100 Spring Ave. to charge it on Visa
SAnna Maria or MasterCard.



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.





Please note new phone number:
371-8006
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER IS BACK!
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon.


ED'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Custom
design and installation, mulch, sod, stone, shell,
xeriscape. Consulting services available. 778-8272.
Formerly Anna Maria Garden Center.

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN GARDEN CEN-
TRE Unique landscape design and xeriscaping.
Quality plants and trees, mulch, shell, top soil. Free
delivery. 5704 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach. 778-4441.

JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,.
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING Services. Instal-
lation, maintenance. First cut free with new monthly
service contract. Reliable, insured. 25-year Island
resident. Mark Reinfandt, 727-5066.


CODY'S CARPET & upholstery cleaning. Dry foam
shampoo and steam cleaned. LR/DR $34.95. Free
deodorizing. 794-1278.

DRY CLEAN your carpet! Those who want to provide
their customers with truly superior service choose Fat'
Cat to clean their carpeting and upholstery. Many
Island references. 778-2882.


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/INYL CONSTRUCTION, new installation/
repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. Insured,
references. Lic;#RX-0051318. Rex Roberts 778-0029.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
at 778-1730.

CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.

"MR. BILL'S HOME REPAIR SERVICE" 30 years
experience. Self-employed in the construction trades.
I am handy to have around. Call 778-1110.

BRICK, GLASS BLOCK, stone, pavers, stucco, tile. Lic.
#MC00318. Insured. Phone 778-5183. Dave Elliott.


GARAGE NEEDED to store my car. Island resident.
Must be secure. Contact Tom. 779-0027

FEMALE ROOMMATE wanted to share large fur-
nished house. Block from beach. Anna Maria. Non-
smoker, no pets. $575. + security. 779-1043.

ANNUAL RENTAL Holmes Beach home on canal,
3BR/3BA, new carpet and paint, new dock, $1,100.
per mo.+ security dep., 778-5337

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR with fireplace,
spacious, newly remodeled, no pets. 110 77th St.
778-4717 Leave message.

ANNA MARIA Special summer rates. Large 2BR
Apts. Furnished on water, City Pier. $50. will hold.
778-9188.

ANNA MARIA COTTAGE Gulf Dr. Very nicely fur-
nished. Central A/H, washer and dryer. Citrus
trees. Oct-April 1999. $1,200. month, multi-month
discount. Utilities included. (813)935-2339.


FURNISHED 2BR/2BA. Waterfront villa. Fantastic
view and great location. 6 mo. lease. Price range
$500.-$700. Call Steve 778-9107.

WATERFRONT/INTRACOASTAL waterway, brand
new 1,300 sq. ft, 2BR/2BA. third-level duplex. Magnifi-
cent view, two blocks from Bradenton Beach. Two per-
son. No pets. $1,300. month plus utilities. 778-2164.

ANNUAL 3 BR/1BA 2705 Gulf Dr.. Upstairs unit C.
Small pet okay. $750. mo., $755. security deposit,
779-2017.

ANNUAL CUTE 2BR/1BA lower duplex, 8108 Gulf
Dr., washer and dryer. Cats OK. $650. month and
$650 security deposit includes water, gas, cable.
792-3226.

ARTIST HIDEAWAY Large 1BR, overlooking village
and Gulf. Walk to stores, fine restaurants and beach.
Fenced yard. Pet okay. Furnished your way. 792-8482.

SIESTA KEY FURNISHED CONDO. 1BR/1BA.
Beach 2 blocks. Heated pool. $795 mo. Apr.-Dec.
746-7402.

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

VACATION RENTALS Summer specials. Call
Wagner Realty at 778-2246.

ANNUAL 3BR/2BA AVAILABLE May 10. $1,100 mo.
Call Wagner Realty at 778-2246.

GULF/BAY VIEW, 1 and 2 BR apartments with pool.
Fish or swim from your front door. Special May rates,
$350/week. 778-1322.


AiRpORto.
TRANSPORTA TION

FAST SERVICE NEW VEhIicES BEST PRICES
OfficE (941) 779-004 - PAqER (941) 569.2677

Nordane Marine
ENGINE REPAIR'
Outboard Inboard Mobile Service
Johnson Evinrude
Capt. Jon Pedersen 778-5384


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AND HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


FLORIDA SERVICES I


Carpet .&
* Carpets, Upholstery
& Leather Cleaning
* Fire, Smoke &
Water Damage
* Boats & RV Cleaning


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* Commercial
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* Free Estimates


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HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet
first-floor 2BR. Fully furnished, steps to beach, restau-
rants. Available Apr.-Dec. 1999 season. Also annual.
No pets/smokers. 778-7107.

SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA $900 annual. Security/
assurety. No last month. 792-2779.

ANNA MARIA 5BR/5BA canal estate, two blocks from
beach. First-class amenities, 10 beds. Accommo-
dates retreats, vacations, reunions, wedding guests.
Brochure, Island Real Estate, 778-6066.

AVAILABLE NOV.-APR. 2BR/2BA, pool, washer/dryer,
newly updated, no pets, no smokers. 813-771-6582.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA, all appli-
ances (W/D). Beach two blocks. Available 5-11-98.
$650 (annual) plus utilities (first/security). 941-778-
5793 or 317-823-4999.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX, 1BR/1BA, furnished or
unfurnished, annual, newly redone. $550 month plus
utilities, first and last. No pets. References. 1-813-
689-0621.

VACATION RENTALS Turnkey 1 and 2BR apart-
ments $290 and $350 wk. Across from sandy walk-
ing beach. Some spring/summer.dates available. Call
941-778-2374 Almost Beach Apartments.

GORGEOUS BAYFRONT VILLA. 2BR/2BA, two-car
carport, deep-water dock, darkroom. May-Oct 98:
$650/wk or $1,450/mo. Nov 98-Apr 99: $1,950/mo.
$975 annual. 753-0676.

VACATION RENTAL Adorable cottage. 2BR/1BA, W/
D, one block to beach, bay, pier, shops. Wood floors.
106 Church, Bradenton Beach. $800 month, $450
week. 813-258-2411.

VACATION RENTAL Anna Maria beach house.
2BR/2BA, Gulfview every room. $2,500 month. Call
776-1789.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA unfurnished, spacious, elevated,
one half duplex with garage, sun deck, vaulted ceil-
ing. Great area, steps to beach. No smoking. $750
mo. Call Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.

GREAT VIEW of Egmont Key, city pier, Skyway. 2BR/
2BA with carport. 50 feet to beach. New paint and car-
pet. Seasonal or annual. 107 N. Bay Blvd. 755-8663.

FURNISHED STUDIO for rent. Best view of St. Pete,
Egmont Key, city pier. Annual or seasonal. 50 feet to
beach. Fresh paint. 107B N. Bay Blvd. 755-8663.

ANNUAL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA in Anna Maria City.
Close to beach, grocery and post office. Updated interior
and furnishings, dishwasher. No Pets. $660 month plus
utilities. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate. 778-2307 for details.

BOAT/RV/TRAILER PARKING on north end of Anna
Maria. $25-70 per month with live in security guard.
755-8663.


ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA, washer-dryer,
new kitchen, large deck, no pets. $800 plus utilities.
First, last, security. Available June 1. 794-2947.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Six months, furnished
1 BR/1 BA or 2BR/1BA, $600/700/month plus utilities.
Cable and water supplied. No smokers, no pets. 100
feet to the Gulf. Call 778-4070 after 6 p.m.

EFFICIENCY/STUDIO fully fumished. Available imme-
diately. Steps to beach. $525 month includes all utilities,
cable and phone. Pets considered. 813-935-2968.

HOUSE FOR RENT 2BR/1BA fully furnished. View
of water from beautiful shaded deck. Steps to beach.
$475 week. Pets considered. 813-935-2968.

HOLMES BEACH 1+BR/2BA block to beach. Freshly
painted, new Berber carpet. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Annual $700 month. 776-2083.

STUDIO/ONE BR furnished apartment in Holmes
Beach. $450/month. 778-0212.

HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE condo across from
beach. Gulf view, swimming pool, sleeps six, covered park-
ing. 2BR/3BA. $625 week or $1,675 month. 792-6029.

HOLMES BEACH Lovely 2BR/2BA duplex. New
paint and carpet. Annual $775 month. 795-3838.

BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock, furnished, beau-
tiful view, quiet area, no pets or smokers. $250 wk.,
$625 mo. Call 794-5980.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished. Steps to beach
and shopping. $475 week, $1,200 month. 795-7805.

WANTED TO RENT 3BR/2BA home in Anna Maria
or Holmes Beach. Long-term residents. Long-term
lease. Will pay up to $1,800 per month. 778-4446.

HOLMES BEACH 1+BR/2BA. Block to beach.
Freshly painted, new Berber carpet. Furnished or
unfurnished. Annual $700 per month. 776-2083.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX, 1BR/1BA, furnished or
unfurnished. Remodeled. $525 per month plus utili-
ties, first and last. Six-month minimum. No pets. Ref-
erences. 1-813-689-0621.

BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA CONDO on bay near Coquina
Beach. Amenities include boat dock on deep-water
canal. For rent annual, $900 per month, or for sale.
Unfurnished. 753-6462 for details.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA Block to beach and bay. Pets
O.K. Walk to shops/restaurants. Available 6/1/98.
203 2nd St. N. #2 Bradenton Beach. $500 per month,
$350 deposit. 813-258-2411.

VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA complete.
Ground floor $700/week $2,200/month. Beachfront, 1BR
$600/wk. Poolside, 1 BR $500/wk 778-4523. !-800-977-0803.

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ANNUAL 2BR/2BA DUPLEX garage, W/D, close to
Gulf $895. 2BR/2BA condo, canalfront with boat dock,
tennis, pool $900. 1BR/1BA duplex, spacious, W/D,
dumbwaiter $675. 307 59th St. 3BR/2BA home, carport,
W/D, screened porch $900. 2BR/2BA condo, pool, ten-
nis $725. 2BR/2BA duplex, brand new bayfront $1,300.
1BR/1BA duplex, Gulfview, W/D $550. Call Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696, toll-free 1-800-367-1617.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA apartment. Holmes Beach close
to beaches and shopping. No pets. $550 per month
includes electric, water, garbage. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate 778-2307 for details.


WHY PAY MORE? If buying a home is in your future,
one call could save you a bundle! Morgan-Lewis
Realty. Ask about our cash back program! 778-5354.

COUNTRY VILLAGE CONDO W. Bradenton. 2BR/
2BA 55+. First floor. Garage. 1,154 sq. ft. 12 minutes
to beach. $70,000. 798-3575.

WANTED: Two to six-unit rental investment property.
Prefer Holmes Beach area. Deal direct with cash
buyer. Call 778-2167.

WHAT A DEAL for a canalfront home on the Island.
2BR/2BA, family room, fireplace and office. Com-
pletely updated. Ceramic tile throughout. Appraised
at $205,000. Offered at $189,900. 779-1128.

TRADE/BUY PROPERTY 36 acres,.Catskills, N.Y.,
Sullivan County. Town road. Sub-dividable, good
homesites. Hunting, golf, ski nearby. $36,000. Call
941-383-2458.

SACRIFICE Lovely "Kingfisher" unit at Perico Bay
Club. 2BR/2BA, p.ol, clubhouse. Reduced to
$99,900. Call Robin Kollar Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...

BAYFRONT COMPLEX
Unique multi-family
property on the Intrcoastal
includes 3BR/2BA bayfront
home with top floor master [l"
suite. Plus an elevated du-
plex with two 2BR/2BA
units and a ground level
duplex with a 2BR/2BA and 1 BR/1BA. Landscaped for privacy.
Substantial income generator. $945,000.
ON DOUBLE-WIDE CANAL! Charming 3BR/2.5BA home with
oversized two-car garage. Spacious floor plan with family room.
Patio with spa. Pool. Dock, boatlift. $275,000.

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REALTOR*/CRS
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HOLMES BEACH $164,900
2BR/2BA home with formal din-
ing room, large lanai, tile roof,
and deeded boat slip.
#CH27251.
ISLAND DUPLEX $139,000.
2BR/IBA and 1BR/IBA duplex
only one block to the beach.
Great investment! #CH28042.
PALMA SOLA BLVD building
lot across the street from the
bay. 129,900. #CH27452.


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Beautiful 3BR/2BA
deep canalfront home with boat dock and no bridges-to
open bay. Located in prestigious North Point Harbour.
Includes community pool, tennis courts, and clubhouse.
Turnkey furnished. Open kitchen with breakfast bar.
$345,000 Great investment! Call Karin Stephan 388-1267
or Connie Volts 778-4429. #29634
DEFINITELY SAILBOAT WATER $350,000. Over 6ft. at low
tide. 80-foot dock. Home is so spacious... includes 34x12
Florida room and at least three bedrooms. Owner wants of-
fers! Ask Karen Lohse 778-0766 ext. 204. #29197.
ONLY TWO BLOCKS FROM THE BEACH Elevated du-
plex with two 2BR/1BA units. Close to shopping, library
and buses. $155,000. Great investment potential! #26889.
Call Denise Langlois 795-8748.


HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA large lot, deep canal,
dock, enclosed lanai. Must see. Owner 779-1512.

FOUR UNIT rental property across from beach. Two 1 BR
and two 2BR. $209,000. Call 778-9443 Iv message.

$250,000. BEAUTIFUL and spacious. Deep waterfront
canal home. Custom, one owner, 3BR/2BA. All water
views. Pool and spa, exercise room, 2 car garage and
much more. Wedebrock Real Estate Co. Call Joe and
Joan Smith. 794-0007 days 795-6677 eves.

OPEN HOUSE 8404 Marina Dr.'Sunday May 17, 1-
4. Best Island buy. Has it all! 4 BR/3BA, pool, spa, 2
boat docks/lift. Upstairs work at home studio.

CHARM, CHARM, CHARM. Completely. renovated.
Old-Florida home with fireplace and hardwood floors
in Anna Maria City. Perfect for boutique, gallery or
residence. Zoned ROR $169,000. Call Robin Kollar,
Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.

INCOME PROPERTY Six units in prime location,
high visibility, steps to beach, $550,000. Call Robin
Kollar, Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.

STUDIO APT. Cute, clean, close to beach. Unfur-
nished. All utilities included $400. mo. Call Robin
Kollar Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.

1BR FURNISHED Great neighborhood. All utilities
paid. $700. mo. or $250 wk. Call Robin Kollar, Gulf-
Bay Realty 778-7244.

ANNA MARIA large waterfront lot. Deep water, direct
Gulf/bay access, magnificent Bimini Bay view (cul-
de-sac of Kumquat). $259,000. Call 778-1204.

ANNA MARIA waterfront lot. Quiet location, beauti-
ful view, cleared, ready to build. On cul-de-sac of
Gull. $155,000. Call 778-1204


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VACATION RENTALS
Summer Rates


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2BR/2BA Pool home
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miles to ocean. $5,000 down, owner financing 9%.
$355 mo. 15 years., $314.91 mo. 20 years. Call 813-
677-5870 owner.

BEST BUY on the Island $77,000 2BR/1BA. Garage,
utility room and screened lanai! Call Tom Nelson,
Realtor, Island Real Estate 778-6066.

FOURPLEX 300 FEET to beach, $300,000. Ground
floor, three units 2BR/1BA, one 1BR/1BA. Close to
everything. Good income. 108 39th St. 778-4523 or
1-800-977-0803.

BEACH VIEW LOT with right of way to private lot on
the beach. 100 feet to high tide. $150,000 firm. 778-
4523 or 1-800-977-0803.

TIMESHARE: RESORT 66 half price, June four
weeks. Ground floor. Poolside. One week July,
beachfront. 778-4523 or 1-800-977-0803.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate
advertising herein is subject to the Fair Housing
Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any
preference, limitation or discrimination based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status
or national origin, or intention to make any such
preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial
status includes children under age of 18 living with
parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and
people securing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowing accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our
readers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To. complain of
discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777,
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OPEN HOUSES
Sunday May 17
2-4 pm
309 53rd St. W., Palmetto ................... $103,000
3BR/2BA two story home with two-car garage and
bonus room for hobbies, playroom, etc: on first level.
Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
530 72nd St., Holmes Beach ............... $595,000
3BR/3BA home with nearly 5,000 sq. ft. Enclosed
pool, boat slip and fishing dock. Call Clarke Williams
744-0700 eves.
6304 Point West Blvd. #105, Bradenton. $64,500
Ground floor 2BR/2BA unit, turnkey furnished and
situated on a lake. Close to hospital. Call Marion
Ragni 778-1504 eves.
4255 Gulf Dr. #128, Holmes Beach .....$115,000
Spacious 2BR/2BA condo in quiet, well-maintained
complex. Tennis courts, two pools, close to beach.
Call Pat Thompson 778-6439 eves.
2112 Ave. B, Bradenton Beach........... $169,000
2BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling in
greatroom. French doors to large covered deck. Call
Trisha Fuchs 795-5080 eves.
314 Spring Ave., Anna Maria ............. $254,000
4BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling,
fireplace, skylights, fenced backyard with Jacuzzi.
Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
224 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria............. $265,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with large yard with room
for a pool, dock with water and electric. Call Lana
Craig 778-4693 eves.
8307 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach ..... $239,000
2BR/2BA on canal with views of the bayou. Dock,
boat lift, and much more. Call Carol Williams
744-0700 eves.
219 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria ......$179,900
2BR/2BA home with many updates and situated on
large lot ready for your pool. Walk to beach. Call
Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.
3011 Ave. F, Holmes Beach ................ $370,000
Two story duplex with outstanding Gulfviews. 2BR/
1BA first floor; 1BR/1BA second floor. Steps to
beach. Call Sharron Hamilton 722-5741 eves.


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5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
MORTON VILLAGE CONDO 2BR/2BA, large, enclosed porch,
clubhouse, sauna, exercise, $60,900. 778-5427 after hours.
WOODLAWN LAKES 3BR/2BA, fireplace on one acre near.
1-75 & shopping mall. $99,000. 778-5427 after hours.
DUPLEX STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Commercial zoning. $210,000. 778-5427 after hours.
SUN PLAZA 2BR/2BA, balconies, Gulf view, turnkey furnished.
Elevator, tennis, pool, sauna. $175,000. 778-5427 after hours.
WHITE AVENUE 300 feet to beach. 3BR/2BA, greatroom,
completely updated. $380,000. 778-5427 after hours.
TRIPLEX $1,500 monthly income. Views of the bay and Gulf.
$149,900. 795-6216 after hours.
CANAL LOT South Drive, seawall. $129,000. 795-6216 after
hours.
COMMERCIAL
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, 110 feet on beach. 1.25 acres,
heated pool. Valued at $2,149,000. 778-5427 after hours.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, great location and lease.
$49,000.
LOT 100 feet on Gulf Drive. $150,000. 778-5427 after hours.
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Nice residential area and convenient to everything. Ce-
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washers dryers included $225,000. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt & Helen While


3BR/2BA home with dazzling view of Inlracoastal water-
way. Caged pool, boat davits, screened lanai, large lot
room to expand, private, cul-de-sac $339,900. Call
Mary Ann Schmidt & Helen While


This 2BR/1BA charmer is In an area of $200,000 +
homes 1'2 block to Manatee river and manna Excep-
tional separate 23x27 workshop with commode and
shower. $109,900. Call Elfi Starreti or BecKy Smith


Ground floor "Kingfisher" 2BR,2BA with serene water
views from Ihe living room, kitchen and raster bedroom
Very open floor plan with screened terrace overlooking
lake $116 900 Call Elfi Starrett and Becky Smith


4BR 3 5BA. three-car garage Sione waterfall from spa to pool
Cathedral ceilings Master bath has six tixiures
including Jacuzzi v'ilh skylight, shower rcrr, dream knchen
over 1,2 lot $359.900 Priced $12.000 below
appraisal Owner motivated Call Becky Smith & Elfi Starreti




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CASUAL ELEGANCE 4BR/2BA elevated home
with features that include vaulted ceiling, fireplace,
skylights. Fenced backyard with Jacuzzi on a
wooden deck. Reduced to $254,000.

Dial the Duncans!
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VEE FORMATION

BY RICH SILVESTRI / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 "SayYou, Say
Me" singer, 1985
7 Gets rid of
13 Goalie's area
19 1804 symphony
20 Chiang
Kai-shek's
capital
21 Lizard
22 Salesman's
sprees?
24 Puts forward
25 In addition
26 Gridiron
specialist
27 Prepare
mushrooms
29 Full deck, to
Caesar?
30 Scottish
landowner
32 B.&O. stop
33 Seat option
34 Saltimbocca
base
35 Tilde wearers
36 Fall wear?
40 Wallop
41 C1HsC9
42 Best Actress of
1987
43 Minimum
44 Took five
45 Little bit
46 Potato chip
brand
47 Roper
undertaking


48 Peter Pan's loss
52 "Red Red Wine"
and "Gitarzan"?
55 Long haul
59 Flush
60 Aurifies
61 Prime time for
Nick
62 Hot issue?
63 Like the Kara
Kum
64 Groundwork
65 Boy-meets-girl
event
66 Construction
piece
67 Called up
68 Send out
69 Something to
read
70 Insinuating
71 Take off
72 Akin to
barrel-chested?
74 "I'll Take --"
(Bob Hope film)
75 Not walk
.straight
77 Suffered a
sell-off
78 Little white
thing
79 Rock group?
82 Be a cast
member of
84 Tops
85 Cookbook abbr.
88 Actor Burton
89 Obnoxious
Presidential
advisers?
91 Take a loss on,
so to speak


92 Child's appliance
93 Dungeons &
Dragons sort
94 Attorney's deg.
95 Judge Kenneth
97 To be, in
Barcelona
98 Kafka hero
Gregor
99 Captivate
102 Florentine flower
103 Confuse
105 The Bible?
108. Holiday
quenchers
109 One byone?
110 Jazz star
111 Annette, in
"Beach Blanket
Bingo"
112 Hereditary ruler
113 Like some
college
programs
DOWN
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2 Greatest source
of 1840's
immigration
3 Be composed
(of)
4 It's quarry
5 Water cooler
6 Clantonfoe
7 Loud speaker
8 Magdalene
College student
9 Subject of a Car
and Driver rating
10 Takeoff artist
11 Part of w.p.m.
12 Pantywaists
13 Societal division


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15 Poetic
preposition
16 Close
17 Fill to the brim
18 Put fodder away
21 -- Ste. Marie
23 Without a cent
28 Helper, in brief
31 No, for one
33 "Halt!" to a salt
34 Queue at the
bank?
37 Plug in the
mouth
38 Veldt sights
39 Spanish royalty
40 Bud
44 Conundrum
46 Bebe Neuwirth
TV role
47 Man of Principle
48 Winter wear
49 Every 60
minutes
50 Dior creation
51 L.A. team
vehicle?
52 Short stay
53 One way to
stand
54 Put the kibosh
on
56 Overzealous
57 Duck
58 An original
Mouseketeer
60 Anwar's
predecessor
64 Cut at an angle
65 Saudi city
69 Kind of acid
70 Candy, in
Canterbury


73 Ethyl acetate,
e.g.
74 Fourier
series
function
76 It's always in
verse
78 Tower site
79 Made
annotations


80 Whodunit
motive, perhaps
81 Garden-variety
82 Prepares for a
shoot
83 Given the
go-ahead
84 Minor malady
85 Dainty
restaurant


86 Without
exception
87 Flattered
89 Improvises
chords
90 Strident
sounds
93 Distance
between rails
96 Put off


98 Blackthorn fruit
99 Balanced
100 Gulf of Finland
feeder
101 Dudley
Do-Right's org.
104 Three min. in
the ring
106 TV Tarzan
107 Musician's pride


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WATERFRONT BEAUTY Better than new canal
home minutes to Longboat Pass. Pool, dock and
electric boat lift. Lush landscaping, separate formal
dining room. $449,000 Call Jan A. Schmidt 778-2261.





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NORTHWEST BRADENTON wonderful neighbor-
hood, immaculate pool home, freshly painted, huge
lanai for entertaining on a quiet circle. 3BR/2BA close
to everything. $129,900. Patty Stump 778-2261.

Now going to the movies
requires more paperwork than
getting a mortgage approval.
S With "Phone In. Move In" You Can
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Just call or visit the COLDWELL
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CORAL SHORES affordable family size home on
canal with all the bells and whistles. Large pool,
electric boat lift, tile roof. 3-4 bedrooms, must be seen
to believe! $199,500 Jan A. Schmidt 778-2261.


WATERSIDE PENTHOUSE, fabulous views of Palma
Sola Bay from this two level penthouse. Enclosed lanai,
boat dock, direct access to bay, tennis, pool, 3BR/3BA
plus den. $194,900. Bob & Penny Hall 778-2261.


PERICO BAY CLUB
CONDOMINIUMS

802 AUDUBON DRIVE-1BR/1BA ........
......................................... $ 7 6 ,5 0 0
890 WATERSIDE LANE-2BR/2BA ......
.5................................... $ 125,000
968 SANDPIPER CIRCLE-2BR/2BA ...
........................................ $ 1 1 9 ,0 0 0
913 WATERSIDE LANE-2BR/2BA ......
............ .................... $ 109 ,000


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YOU CAN'T BUILD this house for this price! This up-
graded home in Perico Isles has cathedral ceilings,
swimming pool and an open entertaining floor plan. Min-
utes to the beaches. $189,900. Gary Larison 778-2261.


GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Four
rental units, three 2BR/2BA, one 2BR/1BA on
double lot. Pool, less than one block to beach.
$385,000. Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261

SEASONAL RENTALS
(Off-Season Rates)
TERRA CEIA 2BR/2BA condo. $1,000 per month.
ONE WATERGATE 2BR/2BA condo. Furnished.
$1,600 per month.
PERICO BAY CLUB 2BR/2BA condo/villa. $1,200-
$1,800 per month.
FLAMINGO CAY 3BR/2BA single-family home.
S1,600 per month.
VISCAYA 2BR/2BA S1,000 per month.
Call Emily Romer at 778-9611
Toll Free 1(800)237-8400 Ext. 1011


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