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


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Offshore and backwater division winners in Saturday's Fishing the Islands Tournament
took home $5,000 each, big grins and tons of congratulations. The Anna Maria Island
Community Center will receive $18,000 from tournament proceeds. The only sailfish of
the tournament was the obvious clincher for Capt. Brian Sloat's team aboard "Reel
Action," a 27-foot Dusky. Sloat, right, and teammate Brian Clooney posed the 125-
point catch, which was photographed and released. The offshore champions led afield


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of 52 boats, coming in first by mere .9-point lead. First in the backwater, inshore
division, was Capt. John Yingling, center, accepting the check, with teammate Mark
Johnston and sponsor Bill Lowman of Island Discount Tackle. They outfished 122
teams to capture first with six flounder, all more than 18 1/2 inches, worth 630 total
points. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood (Sailfish photo: official tournament entry
photo.) Look for more inside.


Bradenton Beach moves to buy marina


By Paul Roat
City officials have agreed to spend up to $46,500
to review environmental, legal, financial and other as-
pects of turning the Bradenton Beach Marina into a
municipal service.
The city commission also agreed to enter into a
legal contract with marina owner Allan Bazzy once the
agreement is drawn up, based on a number of stipula-
tions, and will vote on the matter at a July 2 meeting.
But the proposal to pay Bazzy $6.2 million for the
property, located just south of the Cortez Bridge on
Anna Maria Sound, may be short-lived.
City Attorney Alan Prather said an initial contact
with lawyers specializing in tax-exempt, municipal
holdings indicated the only way the city could


qualify for extremely low-interest loans to buy the
marina would be for the operation to become a part
of the city's operation, something the majority of the
city commission has said they do not wish to do.
Bazzy's projected income for the city is based on
the city receiving a five percent interest loan.
"It appears to be clear that if the city fulfills
holding the real property of the marina and renting
the businesses out, it is not a tax-exempt operation
and would not be eligible for lower interest rates,"
Prather said last week.
Commissioners have indicated they would wish to
have Bazzy stay on for several years as manager of the
marina, overseeing the four businesses that operate out
of the property: Shrimp Louie's restaurant; boat sales


Anna Maria City has until June 30

to vote for or against sand


A slow trickle of responses to a Manatee County
request for easements to allow a beach renourishment
project to proceed in Anna Maria City may soon be-
come a surge as a June 30
deadline approaches. ... and an
Manatee County officials IS V
have requested all beachfront easement is a
An easement is a
property owners to respond
access to a piece of p:
to the easement request by esof
the end of the month. poses. In terms of the
renourishment proje
Easements are the first rer
step in the process of quired to allow a sin
the existing sand and
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shoreline of Anna Maria. pumped ashore. Eas
federal officials fo:
Residents voted to request in-
renourishment project
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the Island-wide beach Providing Manat
does not mean that a
renourishment project, but
structures, roads or
Gulffront property owners s .
must sign the easement or thebuilt on the beach.
must sign the easement or the


project will be either scrapped or scaled back.
The easements are needed to allow sand to be
pumped onto residents' properties to provide a smooth
transition from private property to the restored beach.
Manatee County Environmental Management
Department's Jack Gorzeman told The Islander Bystander
that 35 percent of homeowners have mailed back the ease-


ment request form. Responses are about 50-50 for those
wishing the project versus those opposed to it.
The response has been so small only about 130
property owners are involved
basement in the request that he has
iat? not been able to detect any
trends as yet. The trends are
al term for providing important, because although
erty for specific pur- Gorzeman has said a 100 per-
mna Maria City beach cent acceptance of the project
easements are re- is needed, the project prob-
h transition between ably can be altered if enough
ew sand that may be
w sand that may be db people in one area request the
ents are required by project, even if others oppose
he proposed beach
the sand addition.
D proceed. The beach renourish-
County an easement ment project proposed for
ome future time any 2002-03 will extend from
er creations will be
er creations will be 13th Street South in
Bradenton Beach to Anna
Maria City's beaches as far north as Bean Point.
Gulffront property owners in Bradenton Beach and
Holmes Beach have already signed easements to the
south Island renourishment project in 1993.
Besides easements, federal approval to add Anna
Maria to the rest of the renourishment project must be ob-
tained, plus funding for the estimated $0.3 million project.


and service; boat rentals; and the gas docks, dry and
wet storage facilities.

Agreement conditions
Conditions of the agreement would include stipu-
lations for the closing of the contract only if it was
determined low-interest loans could be acquired based
on the opinion of attorneys who specialize in bonds and
municipal loans. Cost of meeting that stipulation is
estimated at no more than $5,000, according to Prather.
All the conditions would be paid by the buyer -
the city as part of the "due diligence" requirement,
legal terminology for protecting the buyer from future
problems.
Other stipulations include environmental testing of
the soil and surrounding property at the marina. Bazzy
has underground gasoline and diesel fuel tanks on site
that he has said were "state of the art" when they were
installed in 1982. Cost of the environmental audit is
estimated at $15,000.
A survey of the property is also required, at a cost
of $5,000.
The city's auditor, Ed Leonard, has said that a re-
view of the past few years financial records of the
marina would cost about $15,000.
And an appraisal of the property to determine if the
$6.2 million is a fair price will cost $6,500, Prather
said. Bazzy has said that the price is not negotiable.
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SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ......................................................... 6
Those W ere the Days .................................... 7
Announcem ents ...................... ................ 10
KINSA contest rules ...................................... 13
Happy Fourth of July! .................................... 16
Streetlife ........................................................ 19
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 23
Real estate ................................................... 25
Crossword puzzle........................... ......... 32


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JUNE 24, 1998






[] PAGE 2 M JUNE 24, 1998 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Commissioners uphold GTE consent order


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
For a second time, the Holmes Beach City Com-
mission voted in favor of a settlement with GTE
Mobilnet and Smith Realtors.
A settlement ended the lawsuit filed last fall by GTE
and Smith against the city and its officials. The suit was
filed due the refusal of former Mayor Bob VanWagoner
to sign GTE's site plan for a cellular phone tower. The
tower to be constructed at Smith, 5904 Marina Drive, was
approved by the city commission in August.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff asked for a second
vote following procedural questions from the first vote.
In a memo to commissioners earlier this month,
VanWagoner maintained that the commission should
have voted separately on each of the four parts of the
consent order.
However, Petruff associate Sam Munn noted, "It is
not necessary for the commission to vote separately on
each action presented by Mr. Hootman [the city's attor-


ney in this case]. The actions were all part of a package.
If a motion to approve specifically includes each stipula-
tion or consent, a vote in favor of the motion is ipso facto
a vote in favor of each stipulation or consent."
VanWagoner also questioned how the commission
could vote to substitute the current mayor's name for
his in the suit.
"Their [GTE's] problem is they want to get me out
of the suit so I don't have to approve the general con-
sent order, and they're trying to do that and still have
a route to punish me," VanWagoner noted.
"The only party to whom Mr. Hootman presented
the proposals and motions for approval was the city,"
Munn responded. "Mr. Hootman, as attorney for the
Holmes Beach in the GTE suit, presented these mo-
tions and cohsents for consideration by his client. The
decision to approve or consent was a decision for his
client only. Mr. VanWagoner is not his client."
"It seems there was a conspiracy to silence citizens
when the mandamus was quashed without permission


from any of the commissioners or the mayor," resident
Jane Early added. "I think that does violate the rights
of the citizens and the charter of the city. I think it's a
very dangerous precedent." -
"For the record, a circuit judge quashed the man-
damus suit. We did not." Commissioner Roger Lutz
replied.
According to the consent order, the city and its
officials are ordered to:
Allow the tower to be constructed according to
plans submitted by GTE.
Issue all permits and approvals for the tower's
operation 72 hours after construction is complete.
Take no further action on the construction and
operation of the tower.
In addition, the commission agreed that the city
charter's referendum procedure cannot be applied to
the resolution approving the tower's construction and
that the city's ordinance governing the construction of
cellular phone towers cannot be applied to this tower.


Artists Guild
sends kids camping
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island recently donated $1,100 worth
of art supplies and easels to the
summer camp program at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Sporting the donated materials, and
the kids, are, from left, Center Educa-
tion Director Suzanne Malone, Guild
Director Zod Von Averkamp and Guild
Education Chairman Peggy Potter.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn


Bazzy marina sale offer to city tentatively accepted


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


Peter Van Der Noord, chief financial officer of
America Holdings Corp., which owns three marinas
in Southwest Florida including Regatta Pointe Ma-
rina in Palmetto, reviewed the Bradenton Beach
Marina offer at the request of Mayor Connie
Drescher.
Van Der Noord wrote in a June 9 letter that the
city's acquisition of the marina "comes down to
mere economics. Bradenton Beach Marina certainly
has the potential of generating new revenues, hold-
ing down taxes and, in our opinion, enhancing the
value of contiguous city property."
However, Van Der Noord used a complicated for-
mula to determine his estimate of the value of the ma-
rina at $4.1 million.
Bazzy said holding off until July is acceptable to
him, "although I will be discussing the marina sale
with other purchasers at the same time." He said one
person interested in buying the marina asked him to
drop negotiations with the city, and "there are sev-
eral people waiting to make offers to buy the ma-
rina."
He has repeatedly said he would prefer to sell the
marina to the city if terms can be agreed upon.

Why buy? Why sell?
Mayor Drescher said she approached Bazzy sev-
eral months ago to ask his opinion on different ways
of raising revenue in Bradenton Beach. One of
Bazzy's solutions was for the city to buy the
Bradenton Beach Marina.
He said he has had the operation for a number of


years and is ready to move on. His figures on revenue
projections based on the city receiving a five-percent
interest rate and full financing would result in a posi-
tive cash flow in the first year, and greater revenues as
the marina expands its operation in future years.

Citizen comments
A number of people spoke to the marina acqui-
sition by the city. Most people urged caution in
moving forward on the potential purchase.
Resident Ken Lohn said, "Yoi may have a good
opportunity here, based on the potential for low in-
terest rates."
Lohn's recommendations were based on the city
buying the marina property about 3.2 acres and
then leasing the four businesses back to the current
operators, similar to the conditions the city has entered
into with the Bradenton Beach Pier franchise holders.
Resident Mike Norman was blunt in his opposition
to the proposed purchase: "I think it's insane to even
pursue it. It's not the function of any government, es-
pecially a little city like Bradenton Beach, to be in-
volved with this kind of commercial operation."
Norman said if the marina were to fail and the
city forced to bail it out, "the price tag would be
$5,000 for every taxpayer in the community."
Resident Harry Brown said the purchase "needs
to be looked at hard and cold. I don't want to see the
marina as a city department we don't have the ex-
pertise to do this."
He said a professional survey and accounting
study needs to be done. "I don't know if the $6.2
million is a good number or a bad number. We need
a qualified person to determine the marina's value."


Resident John Sandberg said the city "is in a dy-
namic situation. The decision to sell has been made.
You have the right of first refusal. I suggest you go
to the professionals first. You must keep moving for-
ward or say"no.'"
Both Sandberg and Norman indicated a desire to
put the matter to the people in the form of a referen-
dum. "To proceed without a referendum it's un-
believable," Norman said.
Resident James Royals said he has looked at the
marina and said "no way it has the cash flow to pay
off the debt. I feel you're making a very foolish
move unless you have some caution."

Bazzy responds
"I have no quarrels here," Bazzy said. "You
came to me, I didn't come to you. It does not mat-
ter to me if the city buys the marina or not."
He pointed to a score of municipal marinas in the
west coast of Florida, saying the marinas offer a city
a fixed income revenue source.
"The majority of cities draw a substantial in-
come from their marinas," he said. As an example,
he said the annual interest payment on $6.2 million
based at a five percent loan would be $32,500 "and
in May 1998, with 75 percent occupancy, the
Bradenton Beach Marina made $39,000.
"The city is a sinking ship," he continued. "It is too
small a city your ability to raise money is finite, and
your expenses are rising faster than your income. You
have an opportunity now, with the marina purchase, to
do something about it. You can do something to rival
the gross income of the city. The marina is large
enouonh in size to make a difference."






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 24, 1998 E PAGE 3 EI

Budget requests made to cities by school, START


By Paul Roat
With budget workshops either begun or beginning,
two organizations are making their bids for dollars
from the Island cities.
Members of the Barrier Island Elected Officials
Forum last week heard requests from the Anna Maria
Elementary School and Solutions To Avoid Red Tide
to help fund programs.
For the school, Principal Jim Kronus and Don
Schroder, the school liaison with the Anna Maria Is-
land Chamber of Commerce, requested $7,000 from
the Island cities and Longboat Key to fund a World
of Work program.

School request
WOW, a joint effort between the school and the
Chamber, is a program targeting college prep work.
Part of the program offers children not necessarily col-
lege-bound with a means to look at the way businesses
operate. A "shadowing" program was offered last
school year, with children following Island business
leaders for a day to learn how they conduct business.
The $28,000 request is more broad based, though.
The funds would be used to pay for an eventual 25
computer stations, initially in the school's caboose.
Future goals for the WOW program would be housed


The Anna Maria Island Community Center's
coed summer indoor soccer league for ages 5
through 16 years will get underway Saturday after-
noon, June 27.
Those who missed original registration dates
may still be able to sign up, if they hurry, at the Cen-
ter, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Those
who have already registered should be hearing from
their coach prior to Saturday.
The annual air-conditioned league is "recre-
ational," according to Center Athletic Director Seth
Groseclose, meaning that coaches may or may not
hold practices, and kids who miss games due to
family vacations, jobs, etc., will not be removed


in a hoped-for school addition.
The computers would be more than just student
aids, though. Kronus and Schroder said the general
public would be able to use the stations as a learning
source through evening educational programs so "big
kids" can improve their computer skills and enhance
career opportunities.
The computer programs would include graphics,
desktop publishing, video editing and a "careers sta-
tion" that would include simulations of various jobs,
from governmental to economic to business.
There would also be a robotics station to simulate
the use of robotics machines in business and industry.
Kronus and Schroder said the eventual, three-year,
phased program would cost about $100,000.

START request_
START President Jeremy Whatmough said the
group is a grass-roots, non-profit, citizen organization
to pay for and promote efforts to prevent, control or
mitigate red tide.
Red tide, a bloom of tiny marine organisms, pro-
duce powerful toxins that cause extensive fish kills,
contaminate shellfish and can cause severe respiratory
irritation to humans.
The Island suffered from about 14 months of often-


from their team roster.
"This is really a 'fun' league," says Groseclose,
"meant to just offer kids an opportunity to stay in shape
for the fall outdoor league and to give them supervised
activity with some team-type discipline."
Groseclose also reminds parents, "All of our
youth sports coaches are volunteers and, therefore,
some may hold practices, some may not have time.
Parents who want to help coaches out with phone
calling and other assistance are always appreciated."
Games will be scheduled Saturdays through
Aug. 16, with a break on July Fourth.
For more information, call the Center at 778-
1908.


intense red tide several years ago and spurred Gen. Jim
Patterson, U.S. Army, ret., and a commissioner on
Longboat Key, to form START.
Whatmough said the group's efforts are focused on
identifying causes of red tide to better combat the bloom's
effects. START and scientists are also looking at a Japa-
nese technique of depositing clay over the blooms when
they are still offshore to force the microorganisms under
the water, a technique that Whatmough said has proven
95-99 percent effective in the Orient.
The group is also looking to better remove dead
fish from beaches once the bloom reaches shore.
Funding for red tide research and combat has
reached about $1 million in Florida, Whatmough said,
but more money is still needed.
Whatmough asked the four barrier island cities to
provide $5,000 each in the next fiscal year for red tide
research, prevention and mitigation.
Elected officials are expected to weigh the school
and START proposals during further budget delibera-
tions this summer.


Anna Maria City
None scheduled


Bradenton Beach
None scheduled

Holmes Beach
6/25, 1:30 p.m., Canal Commission
7/1, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification Advisory
Board

Of Interest
6/29, 9:15 a.m., County/Fire Districts EMS
Subcommittee, Central Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
6/29, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall,
USF Campus, Sarasota.


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I[] PAGE 4 0 JUNE 24, 1998 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Canal commission continues fact finding


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Continuing its fact-finding activities, the Holmes
Beach Canal Commission learned last week that the ma-
jority of canals within the city are city-owned.
As mandated by the comprehensive plan, the com-
mission is charged with completing a report on the feasi-
bility and costs of dredging the canals by June 30.
City Attorney Patricia Petruff reported that based on
initial research, the majority of the city's canals "are dedi-
cated for public use in the same manner as the rights of
way are dedicated."
Petruff listed the status of each canal as determined
from a plat review and noted, "There are several canals
which do not appear to have been properly dedicated. I
believe this was an oversight on the part of the developer
because all other canals in these subdivisions are dedi-
cated."
Chairman Bob Jorgensen said he contacted the Bill
Lee family and was able to review their data, including
original signed and dated plat maps. Lee was one of the
developers of Key Royale.
"They give total detail of almost every street and all
the exact dimensions [of the canals] except the depths,"
Jorgensen said.
Tom Yeager, of Manatee County's project manage-
ment division, said that the West Coast Inland Navigation
District may have that information or the city can hire a
testing firm to do soil borings to determine the original
depth.
Yeager told commissioners that last year Manatee
County passed a resolution establishing procedures for
maintenance dredging of canals. However, the county has
not yet dredged a canal under the provisions of the reso-
lution.
"Dredging is a long, drawn-out process," Yeager said.
"We have some dredging projects in the works but, we
have not had time to actually dig dirt."
Yeager said if the city commission decides to estab-
lish a dredging program, it can use the county's resolution
as a guide.
The first step in the resolution is to initiate a project
in one of two ways, with a petition of two-thirds of the


benefited property owners or by Manatee County com-
missioners based on public health, safety and welfare. The
petition requires a $10 application fee for every parcel
abutting the project.
"The benefited property owners are those who touch
the canal or have access to the canal through a non-pub-
lic boat ramp," Yeager explained.
County staff will conduct a preliminary survey and
cost estimate and hold a public information meeting to
discuss the scope of the project, estimated costs, design
options, engineering and permitting options, funding
sources and a project schedule.
"When the county does a project, it puts the cost of
that back to the property owners," Yeager noted. "We fi-
nance it for the property owners. We have a Municipal
Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) that gives the county the
ability to collect payment over a five-and-a-half-year pe-
riod at seven-and-a-half percent interest."
"If the city owns the canals and is responsible for the
maintenance, then the property owners shouldn't have to
pay," Jorgensen said. "To me it's like a highway or road."
Yeager said that's a decision the city commission has
to make, but there is a difference because the roads are
used by everybody while the canals are used by the people
who live there.
"The government couldn't dredge canals it didn't
own," Yeager noted. "If engineering studies show the silt-
ation is due to roads or stormwater runoff or something at-
tributable to the county, then the county has the ability to
take responsibility for that portion of the dredging."
Yeager said the cost of Bowless Creek dredging
project is based on the amount of material that must be
removed from the canal. The material is owned by the
state and the state charges $2.25 per cubic yard for its re-
moval unless it is being placed on public property or has
no economic value.
The county has developed three design options for
property owners to consider, Yeager said.
Dredge a minimal-width navigational channel
within the existing canal to provide ingress and egress.
In addition, allow property owners to contract for
dredging next to docks, seawalls, etc. All dredging outside
the minimal width box cut will be at the expense of the


property owner.
Dredge a minimal safe distance from seawalls,
docks and structures as determined by the engineer. This
option requires indemnification from the property owner
to the county.
Next, an information packet distributed to each prop-
erty owner asks for input on the options and an opinion for
or against the project.
A second public information meeting would be held
to discuss the results of the survey. Support must be be-
tween 50 and 66 2/3 percent for the project to proceed.
A public hearing would be held to approve the project
and determine the MSBU. Staff recommendations on the
options are offered at the public information meeting.
Engineering and permitting is completed either by the
county or the property owner and construction begins.
A second public hearing would determine the final
cost of the project and adopt the final special assessment
to be assessed on the ad valorem tax bill.
Canal Commissioner Jerry Perry asked if the county
would serve as project manager if the city commission
decides to dredge the city's canals.
"It would drive the cost up, because you'd have to pay
me," Yeager pointed out. "I can't see any benefits. You'll
just introduce another group of opinions and give up some
of your control. You can save time and money by setting
up your own ordinance that's not as complicated as the
county's."
Jorgensen asked if the city should go ahead and start
the permitting process because it takes so long to get a
permit.
"The county doesn't do that because it takes a lot of
time, engineering and money to get the permit," Yeager
replied. "You don't want to spend that money unless you
know you have a viable project. If the people decide the
project costs too much, you'll have a permit that costs
$5,000 to $7,000 that you're not going to use."
Yeager said a permit is good for five years and there
are no extensions. If the city gets it too early, it will expire
before the work can be completed.
Commissioners said they don't have all the date to file
a complete report for the city commission, but will meet
on June 25 to draft an interim report.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 24, 1998 M PAGE 5 Ir0

No megabridge for Sarasota: Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Sarasota City officials have received an ally -
again in their fight against a proposed Florida De-
partment of Transportation megabridge to replace
the Ringing Bridge in Sarasota.
Sarasota commissioners have opposed the DOT
megabridge proposal, but Sarasota-Manatee Metro-
politan Planning Organization members and the
DOT are adament the bridge will be built.


In a familiar refrain to Islanders, city officials
are planning to block the bridge construction
through an administrative hearing process. There's
even a familiar face to Islanders involved: David
Levin, the attorney who successfully beat down
DOT's plans for a megabridge to the Island, is rep-
resenting the Sarasota City Commission.
Sarasota City Commissioner Mollie Cardamone
told Bradenton Beach city commissioners last week


Win this boat for the kids!
Before heading-to their new home in Cape Coral, former Bradenton Beach residents Lynn and Lee
Hornack donated this 12-foot fiberglass-over-wood "Rocker Chine Skiff" and Performance trailer to the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. The Center is selling $1 raffle tickets, six for $5, for the boat and
trailer package, with all proceeds benefiting the Center. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Anna
Maria Island Privateers' July Fourth family picnic at the Center. Tickets are available at Island Dis-
count Tackle and The Islander Bystander office in Holmes Beach and at the Center in Anna Maria.
Looking for that winning sailor are Center summer campers, from left, Kyle Schweitzer, Ethan Struber
and Joe Jaber. Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn


the DOT action to build a bridge that both begins and
ends within the confines of that city is a violation of
the city's exercise of its home rule power to govern.
Cardamone was joined by the chair of a Sarasota
citizen group, the Bridge Too High Committee, who
said DOT violated the city's home rule rights by
signing a contractor to build a megabridge before
any public hearings on the matter were held.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners unani-
mously agreed to draft a letter to Sarasota over
Mayor Connie Drescher's signature opposing the
Sarasota megabridge.
Island representatives have steadfastly opposed
megabridges before regional transportation planners,
both on and off the Island an elsewhere in the Mana-
tee-Sarasota county area.
The latest bridge battle is in Sarasota. DOT an-
nounced plans several years ago to replace the
Ringling Bridge, a low-level drawbridge, with a 78-
foot-high, fixed-span bridge linking downtown
Sarasota with Bird Key.
Sarasota City officials objected and by unani-
mous vote contested the megabridge. However,
members of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization voted for the bridge.
Sarasota officials retained the services of attor-
ney Levin to oppose the megabridge. Levin success-
fully fought both the DOT and Florida Department
of Environmental Protection last year to block con-
struction of a megabridge to replace the Anna Maria
Island Bridge at Manatee Avenue.
The Ringling Bridge issue is now scheduled for
an administrative hearing later this year.
Besides Bradenton Beach, the cities of Holmes
Beach, Bradenton and Venice have opposed
Sarasota's megabridge. Longboat Key has favored
the span.
The Manatee County Commission has not taken
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Exercise caution, please
There may only be five people in Bradenton
Beach, or anywhere for that matter, who think Allan
Bazzy's proposal for the city to buy his marina devel-
opment would be good for the city.
Unfortunately, we can't include Bazzy among the
five Pollyannas, as he surely knows best of all the un-
derlying consequences the city will face.
Sure, Bazzy would be the winner.
He already beat the city once, and he's been tak-
ing carte blanche to make changes at the marina follow-
ing his legal victory in 1996 against the city and 19
citizens. He's committed violations of state laws and
apparently ignored numerous stipulations made by the
city in granting his "snack bar" operation.
We shouldn't wonder that citizen complaints re-
garding Bazzy's operation have been ignored. The
mayor couldn't exactly be expected to send her staff to
investigate violations when she's been negotiating on
her own with Bazzy to acquire the property for the city.
Bazzy began his first public presentation by saying
the choice was for him to continue on his present
course, buying more residential property and expand-
ing his business further, or ...
Kind of sounds like a threat, doesn't it? And what
could the city do but sit back and watch as Bazzy
gobbles up the oldest neighborhood and. even the only
church in the city? He has the court's blessing and has
'whipped any potential opposition into silence, thanks
to that lawsuit against the "Bradenton Beach 19" or
at least those who haven't moved away in disgust.
Bazzy's ultimatums include the city making a
-quick decision and a non-negotiable price of $6.2 mil-
lion. He's quietly sitting back while the buyer the
taxpayers foot a $46,000-plus public-funded audit,
appraisal and environmental check, among other stipu-
lations, that could easily be used to entice outside buy-
ers if the city turns down "his deal."
After all, the city's actions will all be public record.
And what is Bazzy's "deal" in selling the
Bradenton Beach Marina to the city? Is the deal as good
as Bazzy says?
His alleged "positive cash flow" is entirely depen-
dent on four leases with existing business operations at
the marina. The city wouldn't own the businesses, only
the property. And Bazzy's relatives run the four busi-
nesses. If one fails, or fails to pay, positive cash flow
can quickly turn negative.
What's worse, citizens are already worried that
Bazzy could sue the city if it decides at some point not
to go forward.
Commissioners are preparing to enter a legal
agreement with Bazzy as soon as July 2.
Property values in Bradenton Beach have increased


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dramatically since 1992's beach renourishment. That
may translate to higher taxes, for good reason re-
naissance has a price tag.
At least some citizens find it unusual for the mayor
to look for revenue, particularly to compete with pri-
vate business. And who in the city could administer
.such an endeavor? The ready answer is Bazzy's offer
to manage the property at an undisclosed price.
Consider one small eventual marina expense: Re-
placement of the underground fuel tanks. New fuel


storage tanks at Sarasota's city-owned marina cost
about a half-million dollars.
Oops. There goes the alleged positive cash flow.
Maybe we could interest the city in a nice little
newspaper for, say, slightly under $6.2 million?
We hear it has potential.
For us, we say, "Exercise caution. If it sounds too
good to be true...."
And like we said, it only sounds good so far to five
people. The commissioners.


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Bradenton Beach beware
Bradenton Beach taxpayers better wake up fast.
Their city commission is about to put them on the hook
for $6.2 million with the purchase of the Bradenton
Beach Marina.
Jumping into the frying pan of a commercial enter-
prise is not the function of government, any govern-
ment! There is no one on the city commission with the
business aplomb to run a boat works and certainly no
one with the expertise to oversee one.
These commissioners are going to leave us hold-
ing the bag. In one to two years the commissioners and
the mayor will all be turned out of office and the dam-
age will be done.
Two of these commissioners should not have even
voted to pursue the purchase. Dan Goodchild an-
nounced before the meeting that it was his last day on
the job, resigning to move to North-Carolina.
Berneitta Kays sold her home to marina owner
Allan Bazzy who marina owner, he then built another
house for her. It is outrageous that these two voted, but
vote they did!
The Bradenton Beach Commission promised its
citizens it would not take important votes at daytime
meetings and they did!
Bazzy keeps telling the awestruck commission that
there are many cities in Florida that own marinas, but
doesn't tell them the whole story. The Sarasota city ma-
rina and Bradenton municipal marina are indeed owned
by the cities, but they only rent out wet dockage and don't
operate lifts and a storage building as the Bradenton Beach


Marina does. They don't rent personal watercraft either,
as Bazzy does, nor do they paint boat bottoms and do
horrible smelling fiberglassing like Bazzy does in a pri-
marily residentail neighborhood.
Bazzy is trying to convince the city his operation
is profitable by quoting May 1998 income figures.
Baloney! What about September, October, No-
vember and December figures?
Bazzy proposes that the city rent or lease the boat
works and restaurant activities and make a killing. He
rented the restaurant to some poor soul and they folded
and lost their shirt. Now Bazzy runs it himself.
Bazzy excitedly told the city commission he even has
a loan worked out at some bank. Why of course, most
banks would love to finance something for the city, re-
gardless of the price, because they know they have the
taxpayers on the hook as well as all the city owned build-
ings and property. There's no risk for them whatsoever.
The government of Orange County, Cal., bank-
rupted the tax payers a few years ago, and our
Bradenton Beach City Commission is about to do the
same thing to us.
Wake up now Bradenton Beach citizens, or you
may never wake up.
Mike J. Norman, Bradenton Beach
PS: As a footnote, don't forget that the majority of
citizens didn't want the marina expanded in the first place,
and Bazzy sued the city and 19 citizens to shut them up.
Now he wants the citizens to buy the thing. Unbelievable!
In my opinion, the minds have taken leave of the bodies
of Mayor Connie Drescher and the commission.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N JUNE 24, 1998 E PAGE 7 I,]


THOSE WERE THE AYS

Part 4, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder


Almost every town had a band in the early 1900s even Braidentown.


THE MUSIC MAN


Turn-of-the-century youngsters
hankered to toot a cornet in a brass
band like kids of today itch to twang a
guitar in a rock-'n'-roll group.
Rurick Cobb, older brother of
Anna Maria pioneer Sam Cobb, started
out as a street comer performer in the
1880s, played cornet and snare drum in
circus and theater bands in his teens and
joined the Army as a bandmaster at the
outbreak of the Spanish-American War
of 1898.
Every regiment had a band. They
played on the drill grounds and in pa-
rades on the streets of Tampa and Ybor
City. They gave afternoon concerts for
elegant people at the Tampa Bay Hotel.
In the evenings they entertained at
dances and church socials. One band
gained nationwide fame the all-
black band of the 10th Cavalry.
Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough
Riders marched up the gangplank to the
cadences of John Philip Sousa's popu-
lar "El Capitan" march. And the ships
steamed away to the bouncy rhythms of
"There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old
Town Tonight."
The war was over within three
months. Cobb decided to stick around
the Tampa area for a while. He had
taken a fancy to Anna Maria Island and
wanted to see if he could make a living
as a bandsman in these parts.
So he went to the editor of the
Manatee River Journal and gave him a
squib for his "Local Items" column:
"Mr. R.E. Cobb, bandmaster of the 1st
Maryland regiment of U.S. Volunteers,
lately mustered out of service, has re-
cently located on Anna Maria Key. He
is a first-class musician and would like
to interest the young men of
Braidentown in a band organization."
By April 1899 Cobb had a band
organized and ready to perform during
the celebration of Queen Victoria's
birthday ("Those Were the Days," Sept.


The piano was the TVof 1900.


21). When a group of officers from the
visiting British warships came down to
Braidentown, Rurick and his bandsmen
were at the wharf to greet them.
"Many compliments were paid Pro-
fessor Cobb, leader of the Braidentown
band for the excellence of the music
furnished by his boys last week," the
Journal noted in a restrained review.
"He has only had the band in charge for
about a month but they got there just the
same, rendering several quite difficult
selections in an almost perfect manner."
The band's next performance of
note was on the Fourth of July, always
the occasion of big doings in
Braidentown. This time the Journal edi-
tor really let himself go in his com-
ments: "One of the most pleasant fea-
tures of the Fourth of July celebration
was the excellent music furnished by
Professor Cobb and the band boys
throughout the day. Braidentown should
be proud of this band and render it such
financial backing as may be necessary
to keep it going."
The newspaper thereafter was the
leading booster of the Braidentown
band. Judging from its ballyhoo, a ben-
efit for the band in August must have
been a jim-dandy:
"A Novelty Bill is to be presented at
the Opera House next week for the ben-
efit of the Manatee River Band. The
entertainment being arranged by Profes-
sor Cobb consists of a grand exhibition
of moving pictures reproduced on the
wonderful Edison Kinescope, embrac-
ing almost every conceivable subject.
The program will be interspersed with
music by the band. A few of the subjects.
are as follows: 'The Great Spanish Bull
Fight,' 'Devil's Castle,' 'Man With
Four Heads,' 'Passing Trains,' Water-
melon Eating Contest,' 'Lovers Inter-
rupted,' 'Farmer and Old Maid,' 'Old
Maid and Burglar,' 'Sausage Factory,'
'The Great Corbett and Jeffries Prize
Fight' and many other subjects making
an evening's entertainment that is sure
to please."
The success of the fund-raiser
emboldened Cobb to go back to Geor-
gia to fetch his wife and three children,
who must have wondered what ever
happened to their dad.

Next: Strike up
the band


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County to discuss EMS options with fire districts


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Manatee County officials agreed recently to be-
gin discussion of options to involve fire districts in


emergency medical care.
Officials from the county and local fire districts
have met every six weeks since the first of the year.
The meetings are facilitated by Manatee County Ad-


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ministrator Ernie Padgett and are designed to foster
a closer relationship between fire districts and be-
tween fire districts and the county's emergency
medical service.
West Side/Anna Maria Fire Chief Andy Price
said it's time for the county and the fire districts to
establish a committee to study ways to include fire
districts in providing emergency medical services.
"First we should look at different options and
costs and see how it would affect the fire districts,"
Price said.
"The fire districts that are interested can join in
the discussions and others may follow," he added. "I
think we can be an important part of EMS."
Myaaka Fire Chief Bobby Dodge said his district
is very interested in the starting a dialogue.
Anna Maria Fire Commissioner Larry Tyler said
his district conducted an EMS study in 1996 on ways
to improve EMS delivery in outlying areas such as
the Island.
Officials agreed to establish a subcommittee to
begin discussing options with the first meeting June
29 at 9:15 a.m. at the Central Library, 1301
Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
The group is also working on changing county
policy to allow firefighters to summon the helicop-
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EMS approval.
According to Florida statutes, EMS, which pro-
vides advanced life support services, is responsible
and accountable for transport decisions.
Fire services have different levels of training and
some firefighters are not qualified to recognize the
symptoms requiring the services of the air ambu-
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The two medical directors for the county's fire
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Center Job Corps
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is of-
fering a Teen Job Corps Service in effect through the
summer and into the school year.
A large number of eager-to-work teenagers are
available at minimum-wage rates and up to do one-
time and/or continuous part-time jobs from yard work,
cleaning and other manual labor to babysitting and of-
fice assistance, etc. The youth are signed up through
the Center's R.E.A.C.H. Program (Responsible Edu-
cated Adolescents Can Help).
"The work-for-pay component of our R.E.A.C.H.
Program has proved invaluable in offering our teens
positive work experiences coupled with lessons in re-
sponsibility and being contributing members of our
community," says Seth Groseclose, Center athletic di-
rector and R.E.A.C.H. coordinator.
Included in the 1997-98 work-for-pay plan was a
successful 10-week service by 15 teens as scorekeep-
ers and timers during the Center's winter youth bas-
ketball season and the present hiring of a handful of
teens 15 years old and up as counselors/mentors in the
Center's summer camp program for elementary school
children. R.E.A.C.H. members have also performed a
large assortment of community service activities at the
Center and throughout the community.
To hire a teen or for more information, contact
Groseclose at the Center, 778-1908.

Boating classes
start July 7
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 volunteers
will offer the next series of powerboating and sailing
skills classes starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at
the Flotilla 81 Training Center, 4208 129th St., Cortez,
north of the Seafood Shack restaurant. Classes will run
for four weeks on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
The course includes legal requirements, boat han-
dling skills, navigation, weather and VHF radio in-
struction. There is no class fee. Materials and text-
books will be available for a nominal cost.
For more information, call 798-3663.


Youth benefit sale
Saturday
Members of All Island Youth will hold a
giant yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June
27, in the parking lot across the street from Roser
Memorial Community Church, Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria City.
Proceeds will benefit AIY students' mis-
sion trip to Morristown, Tenn., later this sum-
mer. The teens will attend a work camp and
enjoy fellowship while renovating homes in
disadvantaged neighborhoods.
For more information about the sale or AIY,
call Molly Parks, 778-0414 or 778-7322.

Summer golf scramble
Saturday
The Woodlands, 5901 Erie Road, Ellenton, invites
fairway fanciers of the amateur type to take part in
week No. 3 of its summer scramble series at 9 a.m.
Saturday, June 27.
Per-player fees of $26.50 for the four-person team
scramble include greens rights and cart, lunch and soft
drinks and a chance for prizes. For registration infor-
mation, call 729-8999 or fax 723-6392.

Classes at Selby Gardens
The Education Department of Marie Selby Bo-
tanical Gardens, 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, will of-
fer the following classes as part of its full slate of sum-
mer learning experiences.
From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27, artist and
teacher Linda Knapp will cover the fundamentals of
drawing trees in pencil. The class features relaxing mu-
sic in beautiful garden surroundings. The cost is $35 for
Selby members or $45 for non-members.
A shoreline restoration garden lecture and tour
will be led by Annemarie Post, Selby's director of
horticulture, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 30.
Fees are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
For more information on these and all Selby
classes, call Kathy Rey, 366-5731, ext. 52.

Computer demo July 2
The public is invited to a demonstration of
Microsoft's Windows 98 system by a Microsoft mar-
keting representative at the monthly meeting of the
Manatee PC Users Group Inc. at 7 p.m. Thursday, July
2, at the Landings of Freedom Village, located between
17th Avenue West and 21st Avenue West, just west of
Blake Medical Center, Bradenton.
For more information, contact Larry Tyler at 795-
0601 or at www.manateepcug.org/index.html.


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Burgeson plays a fond farewell
After seven years of service as the adult and youth
music director of Roser Memorial Community
Church, Cliff Burgeson has said farewell. He was
honored with a plaque and reception in Roser's
fellowship hall May 31. Congregation Chairman
Kay Beverly spoke for everyone as she handed
Burgeon something to take with him. His profes-
sionalism, enthusiasm and instrumental contribu-
tions will not soon be forgotten. Islander Photo:
Edna Tiemann

Bloodmobile at Center
July 10
The Manatee Community Blood Center staff will
accept donations of blood in its mobile unit from 8 a.m.
to noon Friday, July 10, at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
Scheduled appointments can be made in advance
by calling Diana Robinson or Cynthia Finn at the Cen-
ter, 778-1908.


Dancing in the light
Caught dancing yes, we're talking rock'n 'roll at
a daytime picnic at Coquina Beach over the Memo-
rial Day holidays were Karen Roetger, a member of
the board of directors of the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, and fellow Islander Jim Martine.
Islander Photo: Cynthia Finn

StarQuest blasts off
July 13
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, invites children ages 3 through 6 years old to
join "StarQuest: A Galactic Good News Adventure"
from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 13, through Friday, July
17. A snack supper will be offered from 5:15 to 5:45
each evening.
Children from all denominations are invited to the
Baptist Church's 1998 Vacation Bible School "adven-
ture," guaranteed to provide learning activities, music
and fun that will be out of this world.
For more information, call 778-0719.


Lewis K. Cooksey
Lewis K. Cooksey, 88, of Bradenton died June 10
at home.
Born in Sturgis, Kentucky, Mr. Cooksey came to
Manatee County from Cincinnati in 1970. He was a
member of Church of the Annunciation. He was retired
from Prudential Insurance Co. and was a member of the
Life Underwriters Association and Phi Kappa Psi.
A memorial service was held June 23 at the Epis-
copal Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach, with
the Rev. Richard G. Fellows officiating. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Cortez Road Chapel, was in charge of
arrangements.

Virginia Burford Gutierrez
Virginia Burford Gutierrez, 87, of Holmes Beach
died June 17 at home.
Born in Boston, Mrs. Gutierrez married husband
Fabio in 1934. They raised
their family in Tampa, with
a summer home in Holmes
Beach. With retirement in
1971, the Gutierrez family
made Holmes Beach their
S. permanent home.
'- i Mrs. Gutierrez was
widowed in 1972 and her
family credits her frugal na-
ture in preserving the family
Gutierrez gathering place directly on
the beach for their future.
She was a Catholic. She was an elementary school
teacher in Tampa for many years and was once voted
Florida Teacher of the Year. She was also a real estate
broker, an artist and a photographer who ran a portrait
studio. One of her favorite accomplishments was her
1932 design of the official seal for the Florida State


College for Women, now Florida State University.
In college, she was yearbook editor, played field
hockey and was an equestrian rider.
Service was held June 22 at St. Bernard Catholic
Church with the Rev. Raymond Kulwicki officiating.
Burial was at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Tampa. Memorial
contributions may be made to American Lung Associa-
tion, Gulf Coast, 2201 Cantu Court, Suite 119,
Sarasota, FL 34232 or to St. Bernard, 248 S. Harbor
Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
She is survived by two daughters, Gay D. Thomas
of Fort Worth, Texas, and Dee Gutierrez Grayson of
Anna Maria; a son, Robert A. of Lakeland; eight grand-
children; and nine great-grandchildren.

Sara McKnight Igo
Sara McKnight Igo, 95, formerly of Anna Maria,
died May 28 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Born in New York City, Mrs. Igo grew up in
Bayside, L.I., New York, and Springfield, Ohio. She
and her second husband, journalist and playwright
Harold Igo, first visited Anna Maria Island during
World War II. They wintered on Peppertree Lane start-
ing in the 1950s, residing in Bellaire, Mich., the rest of
the year. Both were active in Island Players' produc-
tions and Mrs. Igo was a vital member of the Off Stage
Ladies.
A member of the Art League of Manatee County,
Mrs. Igo was a successful portrait and landscape oil
painter. She was a self-taught architect, designing and
building four homes and remodeling two others in
Ohio, Michigan and Florida over a 50-year period.
Widowed in 1976, Mrs. Igo moved to Buffalo in 1987.
She will be buried at Palma Sola Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Robert R. Rodgers of
Buffalo; a sister, Clarabelle McKnight Prepte of
Traverse City, Mich.; four grandchildren; and five
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Judy was a girl, but not nearly that long to create his
ideal pan.
Now he has her as a wife, a home on their ideal
Anna Maria Island, 2,300 of the pans, and a business
in its cradle.
Dzibinski is a lifelong cook and a 16-year bachelor
who hated washing pots and pans, so he invented a cook-
ing pan that cooks the main course, vegetables and what-
ever makes up the meal, all at once and all in the same pan.
He got the pan perfected about the time that he met
Judy again, last September.
They were neighbors, schoolmates and best pals
from age 7 to 12 in Muskego Lake, Wis., Dzibinski
said, and then went their ways and lost track of each
other. She married and ended up living on Anna Maria
Island for 10 years, then moved away when her hus-
band died four years ago.
Dzibiniski became a police officer and ultimately
chief in Hales Corner, Wis. He retired in 1994 after 29
years on the force.

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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JUNE 24, 1998 M PAGE 13 II


Follow KINSA rules for success


The following official rules for the KINSA Is-
lander Bystander contest must be followed by all en-
trants:
Send or deliver entries to KINSA Contest Editor,
The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach FL 34217. The contest officially opens Wednes-
day, June 17, with the first of six Friday deadlines be-
ing Friday, June 26. The final deadline for entries is
July 31.
You may enter more than one snapshot weekly and
you may enter as many weeks as desired.
Local prizes will include a choice of a signature
"mullet-wrapper" T-shirt, hat or old-fashioned coffee
mug from The Islander Bystander; and a gift certificate
redeemable for a Kodak merchandise prize.
(1) The KINSA contest is strictly for amateur pho-
tographers. An amateur photographer is anyone who
derives less than five percent of his or her income from
photography.
(2) International winners will be selected by an
independent panel of judges based on some or all of the
following criteria human interest, general appeal,
uniqueness, composition and quality. Kodak reserves
the right to reject entries that are considered harmful or
offensive. Decisions of the judges will be final. Inter-
national judging will take place October 8 and 9, 1998;
eligible entries must have been received from the spon-
soring newspaper and postmarked no later than August
21, 1998.
(3) Black-and-white and color photographs taken
after Jan. 1, 1996, are eligible. This allows for two
years of eligibility. Photos previously published or
entered in any KINSA or other competitions are not
eligible.
(4) Entrants are permitted to submit pictures to
only one newspaper participating in the KINSA con-
test.
(5) Snapshots may be taken with any make of cam-
era, but all entries must be taken with Kodak film
AND printed on Kodak paper. No retouching or
other alteration (except cropping) is permitted on nega-
tives or prints, no composite pictures or multiple print-


The deadline for the first
KINSA photography contest
is 5 p.m. Friday, June 26.
The following weekly contest
deadlines will be at 5 p.m.
Friday.


ing can be submitted.
(6) Entrant's name and address must appear writ-
ten clearly, in ink, on the back of each print. Forms are
published in the newspaper and are available at the
office. In the case of slides, the information must ap-
pear on the transparency mount. Local entries should
be addressed to the KINSA Contest Editor, The Is-
lander Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
FL 34217.
(7) By their entry, local contestants agree that the
The Islander Bystander may publish their photos for
local promotion of the contest. Entrants must be able
to furnish the original negative or transparency, if
requested by the contest editor. All photos submitted
become the property of the sponsors and none will be
returned. The sponsors assume no responsibility for
negatives, transparencies or prints. To be eligible for
international judging of the KINSA contest, each en-
trant must first satisfy the requirements of the local
sponsoring newspaper, that is, be a local winner. Each
local winner must then sign a Prize Winner's Agree-
ment. This agreement attests that the photo was taken
by the entrant and assigns to Eastman Kodak Company
the original negative/transparency of the picture. It
grants Eastman Kodak Company and others, with
Kodak's consent, the exclusive right to copy and use
the picture, in whole or in part, for any purpose (includ-
ing advertising, display and publication) for at least
five (5) years; and to use the entrant's name and like-
ness in connection with any use of the picture or with
any promotion of this or any other contest. If entry is


on ADVANTAGE Film, the original cassette will be
returned to the entrant at the conclusion of the Interna-
tional Contest. However, Kodak will have the same
exclusive right to copy and use the picture that it would
have for a picture taken on traditional Kodak film.
Entrant must know the names and addresses of any
recognizable people appearing in the pictures. In order
for a picture to be entered in international judging, the
entrant must provide the written consent of such sub-
jects to permit use of the picture by Kodak and others,
with Kodak's consent, for any purpose including ad-
. vertising, display and publication. By signing the Prize
Winner's Agreement, entrant also agrees that the pic-
ture or another closely similar picture of the same sub-
ject or situation has not been, and will not be, entered
in any other contest and will not be offered for publi-
cation elsewhere. Failure to sign and return the agree-
ment within 20 days of its receipt may result in forfei-
ture of the local prize and selection of a new winner.
(8) Cash prizes totaling $52,500 U.S. will be
awarded in International Judging as follows:
Grand Prize $10,000 U.S.
2 First Prizes $ 5,000 U.S. each
2 Second Prizes $ 3,000 U.S. each
2 Third Prizes $ 2,000 U.S. each
50 Honor Awards $ 250 U.S.each
200 Special Merit $ 50 U.S. each
Honor Awards include the categories of Abstract,
Animals, Candids, Still Life, New Parents, Seniors,
Action, Humor, Portraits, Landscape and Scenic.
(9) Employees and their immediate family mem-
bers of participating newspapers, of Eastman Kodak
Company, and of its subsidiaries are not eligible to
enter the contest. For the purpose of this contest, im-
mediate family is anyone residing in the same house-
hold.
(10) Any taxes on prizes are the sole responsibil-
ity of the winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will
be awarded to a parent or guardian. Prize rights are not
transferable.
(11) This contest is void where prohibited and is
subject to all applicable laws and regulations.


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Enter KIN9A.

Fill out, attach to photo and mail to this newspaper,
"Attention, KINSA Editor." I
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STATE ZIP______
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11998 Official Rules:
1) The Kodak Inler'lional Newspaper SnapshotAwards (KINSA) contest is strictly for amateur photographers. Amateur
Photographers are those who derive less than 5% ofl heir income from photography.
2) International winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges based on some or all of [he following criteria-
human interest. general appeal, uniqueness, composition and quality. Kodak reserves the right to relecl entries that
are considered harmful or offensive. Decisions of the judges will be final. International Judging will lake place
October 8,9.1998; eligible entries must have been received from Ihe sponsoring newspaper and postmarked no later
than August 21.1998
3) Black-and-while and color photographs taken alter January 1.1996. are eligible. This allows for a two-year eligibility.
a Photos previously published or entered in any KINSA or other compelilions'are not eligible.
4) Entrants are permilled to submit pictures to only one newspaper parilicipaling in Ithe KINSA contest.
5) Snapshots may be taken with any make of camera, but all entries must fe taken on KODAK Rilm AND, II printed,
on KODAK Pape. No retouching or other alteration (except cropping) is permitted of negatives or prinns: no composite
j pictures or multiple printing can be submitted
x 6) Entrant's name and address must be written clearly, in ink. on Ihe back of each pnnl or transparency mount Mail entries
to the KINSA Conlesl Editor. care of Ihis newspaper
7) Entrants by their entry agree that the Newspaper may publish their pictures for local promollion ol the contest Entrants
must be able to famish the onginal negative or transparency, if requested, by the Contest Edilor. All photos submitted
become the property of the sponsors and none will be returned. The sponsors assume no responsibility for negatives,
Iransparencies. or prints.
; To be eligible for the Intemalional Judging of the KINSA contest, each entrant must first satisfy the requirements of the
S local Sponsoring Newspaper e.g. be a local winner, and must then sign a Prize Winner's Agreement in Ihe form provided
by Kodak This AgKeemenI attests the photo was laken by the enlrani and assigns to Eastman Kodak Company the original
i negative/lransparency ol Iheir picture It grants Eastman Kodak Company and others, with Kodak's consent, the exclusive
S righl to copy and use the picture, in whole or part, for any purpose (including advertising, display, and publication) for
at least le (5) years; and. at Kodak's option, to use Ihe entrant s name and likeness in connection with any use or
th Ie picture, o with any promotion ol Ibis or any other contest. I entry is on ADVANTIX Film cassette, the casselle will
be returned to the enlranl at the concussion of the Internaional Contest. However, all rights of exclusive usage ol Ihe
prize-winning image will remain with Kodak.
Entrant must know the names and addresses of any recognizable persons appearing in the picture In order to be af inalisl
and to be eligible for international judging, entrant must provide Ihe written consent of such persons) to permit use ol
S the picture by Kodak and others, with Kodak's consent, for any purpose including advertising, display, and publication
By signing the Prize Winner's Agreement, entrant also agrees that the picture, or another closely similar picture ot Ihe
same subject or situation has not,. and will not be entered in any other contest and will not be offered lfo publication
elsewhere. Failure to sign and return the Agreement within 20 days of its receipt may result in fordeiture of Ihe local prize
and selection of a new winner.
8) Cash prizes totaling $52.500 U.S will be awarded in Inlernational Judging as follows
Grand Prize S10000 US.
2 First Prizes $5.000 US each
2 Second Prizes $3.000US. each
2 Third Prizes S2.000 U S. each
50 Honor Awards $250 U S. each
200 Special Meit Awards $50U.S each
Honor Awards may include the Calegories of.
Abstract Still Life
L* landscape & Scenic Humor
Portrail Seniors
Candids Action
Animals New Parents
9) Employees and their immediate family members of participating newspapers, of Eastman Kodak Compary, and of it'
subsidiaries are not eligible to enter the contest For the purpose of this contest immediate family is anyone residinr
in the same household
10) Any taxes on prizes are Ihe sole responsibility of Ihe winners. Any cash prize won by a minor will be awarded to a paren
or guardian. Prize nghts are no transferable


Enter by mail or in person at The Islander Bystander,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
Be sure to include all information from the for"n
and attach (tape) to the back of each photo. Eastman Kodak Company, 1998


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rj PAGE 14 K JUNE 24, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Sailfish, tuna catch $5,000 first place offshore;


flounder takes $5,000 first place inshore


Capt. Brian Sloat said, "Anytime you catch a sail-
fish, it's a great day fishing."
That sailfish, combined with three nice blackfin.
tuna, a dolphin and snapper, earned just enough points,
in fact only a fraction more more than the runner-up,
to capture the $5,000 first place prize in the offshore di-
vision of the sixth annual Fishing the Islands Tourna-
ment.
Sloat's team included Bill Konecy, Brian Clooney
and Terry Boozer. And it was Konecy who hooked up
the sailfish which amounted to 125 of the team's total
346.6 points.
Sloat just started doing tournaments recently, hav-
ing moved to Palmetto just two years ago from Tampa.
He said he went out with a strategy. "We knew
what we were going after. It's all about distance and
depth in the offshore division. We had special sheets
with thermals showing water temperatures offshore,
and we worked them," he said.
Sloat also said he takes great pride, in showing up
the "big boats" with his 27-foot Dusky.
And big they were.
Runner up offshore was Capt. Tommy Butler's
team aboard "Reality Check," a slick 47-foot V-hull
that drew oohs and aahs from the pier crowd.
Word spread quickly that Butler's team went 100
miles offshore in just two hours. "Look at that cabin.
It's got airplane seats with seatbelts!" one of the
gawkers in the crowd pointed out.
Asked if it's a Scarab hull, he's quick to answer,
"Far from it."
Reality Check was two and half years in the mak-
ing. "It's modified from a mold, homemade and works
great for this type of tournament," he said.
It's powered by two Yanmar 350 turbo diesels with
a custom high-performance Mercruiser drive. And it's


Tournament organizer Bill Lowman, left, congratulates offshore winners Brian Clooney, Bill Konecy, Terry
Boozer and Capt. Brian Sloat at Sunday's awards presentation at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.


Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood

one of four boats he's built so far.
Butler is so excited about his boat and his business,
charter and commercial fishing, he bubbles over. One
business, Butler Technical Inc., Ultra Gulf Fresh Sea-
food, guarantees Tampa-area restaurants the freshest
grouper in Florida, delivered within 24 hours of the
catch.


Reality check
"Reality Check," a slick 47-foot V-hull fishing machine drew oohs and aahs at the weigh in from the pier
crowd. Islander Photo: Bob Ardren


Results: 1998 Fishing The Islands
Tournament Top 33 Offshore Boats
1 Capt. Brian Sloat .................. 346.6 points
2 Capt. Tommy Butler ............. 345.7 points
3 Capt. Glenn Gee .................. 293.2 points
4 Capt. Eddie Hubbell ............. 291.1 points
5 Capt. Roy Salgado ............... 277.9 points
6 Capt. Jeff Morrison ............... 277.4 points
7 Capt. Chris Moneuse.................276 points
8 Capt. Chris Galati ................. 269.5 points
9 Capt. Glenn Corder .............. 266.4 points
10 Capt. Claude Jones................. 264.2 points
11 Capt. William Wimpy ............ 251.5 points
12 Capt. Bob Kelly..................... 250.6 points
13 Capt. Michael Stalnaker .......... 239.1 points
14 Capt. Bruce Collier............... 232.5 points
15 Capt. John Cannon .............. 231.3 points
16 Capt. Michael Brennan............ 231.2 points
17 Capt. Garth Bryant ....................229 points
18 Capt. Hank Williams .......... ..... 228.3 points
19 Capt. Jim Rossi ....................... 227.5 points
20 Capt. Tom Houck ......................223 points
21 Capt. Ron Crowder............... 220.4 points
22 Capt. Jason Henzell ................ 216.8 points
23 Capt. Tom Busch.................. 204.7 points
24 Capt. Robert Locke .............. 201.9 points


25 Capt. Tom Tobin................... 194.8.points
26 Capt. Maurice Sullivan ............ 182.3 points
27 Capt. Mike Biggins ............... 170.6 points
28 Capt. Harry Blinker............... 167.6 points
29 Capt. Mike Hershberg ...............147 points
30 Capt. Steve Titsworth .............. 109.3 points
31 Capt. Bill Morrison .................. 90.7 points
32. Capt. Jim Hammond............... 74.7 points
33. Capt. Bob McGrath................. 27.6 points
Results: 1998 Fishing The Islands
Tournament Top 40 Inshore Boats
1 Capt. John Yingling ............ 630 points
2 Capt. Chuck Howard .................606 points
3 Capt. Steve Barron ....................604 points
4 Capt. David Leslie .....................598 points
5 Capt. Dan Wallace ....................594 points
6 Capt. Art Shiver .................... 589.5 points
7 Capt. Tom Larkin .......................587 points
8 Capt. Mike Greig .......................578 points
9 Capt. Gary Richelieu .................573 points
10 Capt. Scott Wilson .....................565 points
11 Capt. Dale Conlon .....................564 points
12. Capt. Jeff Benson ......................560 points
13 Capt. Mark Bradow............... 554.5 points
14 Capt. Keith Rogers ....................546 points


Capt. Rick Cane ........................546 points
Capt. Mike Heistand ..................541 points
Capt. John Denton ............... 540.5 points
Capt. Jim Carden ......................533 points
Capt. Cooter Pollard..................531 points
Capt. Rick Breeze .....................530 points
Capt. David Schaffer .................528 points
Capt. Darren Cummings .............528 points
Capt. Jim Keller .................... 526.5 points
Capt. Sid Jeffries .......................525 points
Capt. Warren Girle ....................524 points
Capt. Ronald Smith ...................524 points
Capt. Rob Canada.....................521 points
Capt. Dave Dimond ...................519 points
Capt. Brandon Powers ............ 516.5 points
Capt. William Tolksdorf ...............511 points
Capt. George David...................510 points
Capt. Ron Knowles............... 508.5 points
Capt. Mark Wickersham .......... 505.5 points
Capt. John Chambers ...............504 points
Capt. Hondo.Sunquist ...............502 points
Capt. Richard Kermode............... 501 points
Capt. Bill Potter ....................... 500.5 points
Capt. Thomas Arrant................... 500 points
Capt. Chuck Fradley............. 498.5 points
Capt. Ric Ehils ........................... 498 points


Special awards
Best Backwater Fish
Under age 16: Cory Schaffer, 25-inch trout,
100 points
Adult: Clay Wilson, 22-inch flounder, 113
points
Best Offshore Fish
Under age 16: Steven Blinker, 1.9-pound
dolphin, 31.9 points
Adult: Brian Sloat, sailfish, 125 points
Largest Snook
David Sandhoff, 40-inch snook, 105 points
Largest Grouper
Tommy Butler, 44.7-pound grouper, 74.7
points


Meanwhile, customers of his charter business
"Once In a Lifetime Charters" are taken on a "once in
a lifetime fishing experience," according to Butler, uti-
lizing electric reels and taking part in an intense day of
commercial fishing.
For this tournament, Butler said he was sore from
fishing the old-fashioned way, with a manual rod and
reel. But he was quick to add, "It was worth it."
For more information on his boat, his fresh grou-
per or charters, you can look for.him on the world-wide
web at fishflorida.net (not .com).
In the field of 52 offshore boats, Butler's catch of
amberjack and grouper totaled 345.7 points.
Defending offshore champion Capt. Glenn Gee
and his team caught grouper, snapper and tuna to take
third place with 293.2 points.
In the hotly contested inshore division, Capt. John
Yingling's team of Louis Garcia and Mark Johnston
outgunned 122 other backwater boats to capture their
$5,000 prize. They reported in with six flounder, all
more than 18 1/2 inches in length for a total of 630
points.
Capt. Chuck Howard's team included Chuck
Howard Sr., Alex Harilier and Joel Howard took sec-
ond place honors and $2,000 with 606 points.
Capt. Steve Barron's team of Mike Turner, Cory
Godfrey and Brian Sellars were right behind them with
604 points and $1,000 in prize money.
The tournament is scored according to point sys-
tem that allows points per fish and points per pound.




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PAN, FROM PAGE 12


So he made a pan that allows him to prepare a
dozen different items at once, in the same pan, and keep
the flavor of each fresh and pure and not over- or un-
der-cooked.
As he explains it, it is "a dome-covered wok-like
pan of unique design. The dome facilitates a convec-
tion type cooking process, shortening cooking time.
The pan itself cooks the main item in a center well.
Additional food items are placed on a ledge around the
inside. The pan is placed on the small burner on me-
dium heat for 30 to 40 minutes.
"Inside the dome, an inner lip causes evaporating liq-
uid to drop back into the main well so meat, chicken or fish
stays moist and juicy. Vegetables on the ledge retain their
own flavor and can be seasoned individually.
"It's healthy. Steaming vegetables preserves nutri-
ents and vitamins as well as flavor. Two removable
racks or grates allow fish, meat or chicken to cook
above seasoned liquids, imparting flavor without stew-
ing or frying. You can do ribs and pasta and meat loaf,
whatever."
It was five years in development, he said, and when
he finally had what he wanted, he had a professional
company make a prototype. Cost him $2,200.

Pans in hand
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pressed enough to have 3,000 pans made, but backed
off when it couldn't figure a way to make enough
profit. Dzibinski bought 2,300 of them, but "there are
700 pans floating around somewhere out there."
He will store them locally and do his own market-
ing. He is talking with Sonoma and Tupperware. Mean-
while, he has them in gourmet food stores, including


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Island police reports
'Anna Maria City
June 8, theft, 500 block of North Bay Boule-
vard. The victim reported a juvenile removed a rod
and reel from a boat parked at the residence.
June 12, criminal mischief, 100 South Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria City Pier. The complainant re-
ported an unknown person spray painted graffiti on
the inside of the men's rest room.
June 17, burglary to an automobile, grant theft,
200 block of Spring. The victim reported an un-
known person removed $20 in cash, sunglasses val-
ued at $14, a tape measure valued at $10, tile snips
valued at $35, a speed square valued at $10 and thin
set mortar valued at $18.

Bradenton Beach
June 10, warrant, 200 block of Gulf Drive
South. The subject was stopped for a traffic violation
and a check showed he had an active warrant from
Sarasota County. He was placed in custody.
June 14, warrant, 2400 block of Avenue B. The
officer was advised by the sheriff's department that
the subject had an active warrant. He was placed in
custody.
q June 14, found property a wallet, 1800 block
of Gulf Drive South.
June 15, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K.
The complainant reported he observed the subject
enter the store, go to the beer cooler and remove
-merchandise. While the complainant was helping
another customer, the subject fled the store with two
12-packs of beer valued at $16.58. He was not
found.
June 16, criminal mischief, 2000 block of Av-
enue B. The victim reported he went for a bicycle
ride and upon returning, he found obscenities spray
painted on the front of his residence.
June 16, lost tag, 2312 Gulf Drive, Sunset Ter-
race Resort.


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vehicles and nearly losing control of his vehicle.
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down 22nd Street. The officer did not see the subject
but was approached by a witness who said he saw
the subject driving toward Avenue A at a high rate
of speed with his lights off.
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the subject traveling north on Avenue A. The officer
parked out of sight and observed the subject turn his
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Holmes Beach
June 12, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of alcohol on the beach, 65th
Street beach. The complainant reported two subjects
smoking marijuana on the beach and a beachgoer
pointed out the subjects, Michael Derosiers, 42, and
Sandra Derosiers, 40, both of Largo. While waiting
for backup, the officer observed Michael Derosiers
drinking from a can of beer.
The officers approached the couple and ex-
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Michael Derosiers' beach bag with a bottle contain-
ing three partially smoked marijuana cigarettes..
Both Michael and Sandra Derosiers were placed in
custody, issued summonses and released. The beer
was confiscated.
June 13, disturbance, 100 block of White Av-
enue. The complainant reported the subject was
drinking and scaring her. The officer spoke to the
subject and noted that his behavior was erratic. The
complainant left for the night.
June 13, disorderly conduct, 100 block of
White Avenue. The officer responded to the resi-
dence and found the subject playing the radio at full
volume with the windows open. The officer said the


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The officer told the subject to turn the radio
down and the subject continued to argue with him.
The officer said he told the subject numerous times
to turn the radio down or he would be placed in cus-
tody. The officer said the subject refused and contin-
ued to yell and argue with him. The subject was
placed in custody.
June 13, theft of a bicycle valued at $100, 100
block of 75th Street.
June 13, traffic, 7900 block of Palm Avenue.
The officer said he was aware that the subject's
driver's license was limited to business purposes
only, but he was not at his job. In addition, the of-
ficer said the subject had a brake light out and was
clocked at 35 mph in a 25 mph zone.
The subject was stopped and the officer said he
became upset and disorderly and was placed in cus-
tody. He admitted that he was speeding and his brake
light was out and said he had been stopped earlier in
the day for the brake light and driver's license vio-
lation. The officer issued a. summons and released
the subject.
June 14, assistance, King Fish Boat Ramp. The
officer observed a vehicle that had driven over a pole
which broke off and lodged under the vehicle. A
check showed the vehicle had been reported stolen
to the. Palmetto Police Department. The Palmetto
Police Department was contacted and the owner re-
sponded to remove the vehicle.
June 14, disturbance, 6504 Gulf Drive, White
Sands Resort Apartments. The complainant reported
the subject's vehicle was blocking the motel drive-
way. The subject said she was looking for a restroom
for her child. The complainant issued a trespass
warning.
June 15, found property a purse, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
June 15, criminal mischief, 5424 Marina Drive,
Jessie's Island Store. The victim reported he and the
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The week
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Islanders lead Babe Ruth
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year-old Babe Ruth title with an impressive 12:-2 won-
lost record. The Brewers, coached by longtime Island
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fellow Islanders Taylor Bernard and P.J. Sutphin.
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most potent offensive weapon in the league," batted be-
tween .500 and .600, depending on whether you talk to his
coach or mom. Once he got on base, his speed caused
many a headache for the opposing teams as he frequently
turned routine singles into a double or a triple.
Sutphin, who was ace pitcher of the Brewer staff,
was a pleasant surprise for the Brewers as they discov-
ered him in the 13- to 15-year-old recreational league.
Sutphin ended up as the winning pitcher in almost half
the Brewers games, finishing with a perfect 5-0(record.
Sutphin was also selected as a member of the 14-
15-year-old "A" all-star team that has a chance to play
for the national title. Joining him on that team are Jim
Sebastiano and Mike Armstrong.
Other Islanders who made all-star teams were Jason
Loomis, who made the 14- to 15-year-old "B" all-star
team and will play for the state title. Ryan Allis and
Michael Cagnina made the 13-year-old "B" all-star team.
Congratulations to these players and their proud
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They are preparing for play in the upcoming Manasota
Soccer League's summer season and in an exhibition
game at Tampa Stadium on the Fourth of July.
The Manasota league gets started this Sunday, June
28 at 4 p.m. at Palmetto's Blakestone Park. Please
come out and support the home team.
A July Fourth gala soccer event at Tampa Stadium
will feature our IFC adult team against an all-star team
from the Manasota League at 5:30 p.m. Next up, the
Tampa Bay Mutiny will take on the New England
Revolution at 7:30 p.m. with a fireworks extravaganza
to follow. For a finale, there's a concert featuring the
popular group Sister Hazel.
With fireworks celebrations banned in Manatee
County because of the hot, dry weather, plus the low
price of admission ($13 for adults, $8 for children), this
is the place to be on the Fourth.
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Busy night at Anna Maria City Pier


By Bob Ardren
Outdoor Perspectives
It was a busy night on the Anna Maria City Pier Sat-
urday as hundreds came down to watch Fishing the Is-
lands Tournament entrants check in with their catches.
The prospects of seeing the $5,000 winning catch
draws folks in droves.
Officials and tournament staff were scurrying around,
directing boats-ranging from 14 to 40-feet-plus maneuver-
ing in alongside the pier, unloading fish, cameras and snap-
shots, and getting weigh-ins out of the way.
Add to that the large crowd out for dinner at the
pier restaurant, not to mention the couple of dozen
folks trying to catch dinner off the sides of the pier, and
you had a pretty good crowd for a Saturday night on
Anna Maria Island.
The weigh-in wrapped up at 12:15 a.m. with
three or four boats waiting just off the pier in a hold-
ing pattern at the midnight deadline. And the crowd
was still strong.
Weigh-in chief at the pier George O'Connor was
a little disappointed on the way to his car. "I think we
missed getting the winner again this year," he said.
But the offshore winner and runner-up came to the
pier for the weigh-in, and probably others from the
money winners, which went so quickly they were too
numerous to recognize.
The Blinker family checked in with their offshore
"kid's catch" at the pier, including under-16 best off-
shore fish for son Steven, a 1.9-pound dolphin. Only
the Blinker kids fished the tournament, with mom and
grandmother aboard and at the weigh-in with dad.
It was only moments from official Father's Day
and Dad sure looked proud.

Fishy tales
Since there were both inshore and offshore compo-
nents to the fishing tournament, it was a wonder just to
stand around and watch the weighing-in process. There
was at least one of just about every fish you've ever
seen, and in most cases, it was a pretty big one, too.
For example, a Ruskin boat named "Sea Stud"
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to, 15-pound range seemed to be everywhere.
One offshore boat brought in.a photographed sail-
fish they caught, and correctly released, as per the rules
of the competition. It turned out to be the clincher for
Capt. Brian Sloat's team in taking the grand prize.
Just about the only complaint heard all evening -
and there surely has to be at least one was from an
angler who claimed to have landed an eight-pound
mangrove snapper. He said he didn't enter the fish be-
cause he didn't think snapper scored high enough in the
offshore competition.
Ah huh.
And there was the fisherman with a nice 20-plus-
inch trout who anxiously placed the fish on the measur-
ing board with the boats tournament number for the
required photo, only to have the fish flop freshly -
quickly back into the water. Oops. That was truly
the one that got away as they say, without a picture.

Tourney kudos
Tournament organizer Bill Lowman, his helpers
and all the sponsors including this newspaper -
put on a fine competition again this year and deserve
our thanks. The fact that 175 boats entered this year
attests to the quality of the competition and.what the
recreational fishing community thinks about the
Anna Maria Island event.
And in that vein, with kudos sometimes come.criti-
cism. This complaint heard was that boats were turned
away when the entries hit 175. That's a shame, said this
captain, since the money would go to the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center. He claimed there's "just no ex-
cuse to turn away boats when the event's for charity."
Maybe Lowman and the Center can look into that
aspect before the seventh annual event. Still, $18,000
to the Center was donated from the tournament pro-
ceeds this year, and that's a nice chunk of change.
Congratulations to all the fishers and families for
contributing.

Others too
Although billfish are legal to catch and keep, the
Fishing the Island's Tournament requires billfish be
photographed and released. And as of last week, what's

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perhaps the world's best-known billfish competition,
the Flemingway International Billfish Tournament in
Havana, adopted the same rule.
Completed just last week, the 48th annual
Hemingway tourney had a total of 39 boats entered this
year, and by the way, 26 of them were from"the U.S.

Science and technology
We environmentalists often find ourselves strug-
gling with trying to understand scientists and the tech-
nology we associate with them. But one scientist, im-
munological researcher Polly Matzinger, made an in-
teresting point about science and technology recently.
In an interview in The New York Times,
Matzinger said she disliked hearing those two terms
lumped together.
Science and technology are two very different
things, she said.
"Science is more like art and true scientists are
more like artists, except that we don't have to starve in
garrets because governments and foundations pay us.
Technology is about vaccines and plastics and drugs
and things that work in the world.
"Science is about describing nature, and so is art.
We're painting nature."

More cheese grits
Probably the last local to finally visit Karen Bell's
new eatery on the docks of the Star Fish Company in
Cortez, I have to say it was a real treat. What else could
you say about a place where you sit and watch the
water from a nice, shady spot on the docks, and eat
fried mullet served with cheese grits?
In addition to mullet, Karen also serves up real
grouper cooked in a variety of ways, as either sand-
wiches or a dinner. Next time I'll try that, and maybe
get some cheese grits on the side.
Cheese grits. Believe me, they're a delicacy we never
tasted back on the Winnebago reservation in Wisconsin.
And we didn't know what we were missing.
Maybe I should write a letter home and tip them
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tempt some folks into coming for a visit sometime.
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Fishing about as good as it gets right now


By Capt. Mike Heistand
It may be hot out on the water, but the hot fishing
more than makes up for a little sweat. Angling action
in the backwater includes big trout, redfish and catch-
and-release snook, plus some big flounder. Offshore
fishers are finding good grouper action and excellent
snapper catches.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report lots of
mackerel, snapper and redfish.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a lot of mackerel and sharks, plus angel fish and a
few grouper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Mike Card
on the Flat-out Fun has been fishing in south Tampa
Bay and finding redfish up to 29 inches, catch-and-re-
lease snook at 30 inches and trout to 21 inches. While
fishing in north Sarasota Bay, he took Ms. Barnett to
a 40-inch cobia which was released after a nice battle.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said floun-
der, trout and catch-and-release snook were his best
bets, plus some afternoon tarpon near Rattlesnake
Point.
Capt. Jason Henzell on the Neva-Miss said he's
finding grouper action to,be good in the Gulf, and snap-
per are hitting excellently right now, including man-
grove, lane arid yellowtail.
Capt. Rick Gross said catch-and-release snook are


still thick, as well as mackerel in the Gulf and permit
off the artificial reefs.
Capt. Glenn Corder said grouper is still good in
the Gulf right now, even with the heat, and snapper


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By Master Chief D.M. Bucci
Officer in Charge, U.S. Coast Guard, Cortez
June 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a 13-foot runabout spinning
in circles north of the Anna Maria Island Bridge. A
Coast Guard boat responded, searched the area and
could find no boats in trouble.
June 7, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of a vessel near the Skyway Bridge with
a passenger's hand stuck in an outboard motor. A Coast
Guard boat responded and, with the aid of the North River
Fire Department, freed the patient's hand from the motor.
June 8, Boarding. A 14-foot sport fishing boat was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 10, Boarding. A 16-foot runabout was
boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found
to be in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
June 12, Boarding. A 19-foot vessel was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The operator was issued a writ-
ten warning for having a child on board without a per-
sonal flotation device.


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Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
June 24 -- 12:04 2.8 7:44 -0.2
June 25 - 12:45 2.8 .8:23 -0.1
June 26 4:11 1.5 5:55 1.4 1:27 2.7 9:03 0.0
June 27 4:40 1.5 7:02 1.4 2:12 2.6 9:42 .0.1
June 28 5:12 1.5 8:05 1.4 3:02 2.4 10:20 0.3
June 29 5:46 1.6 9:22 1.4 3:53 2.2 10:59 0.4
June 30 6:19 1.7 10:46 1.3 4:59 2.0 11:38 0.6
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June 13, Search and rescue /assistance. While on
patrol, a Coast Guard boat came across a vessel on
Egmont Key with a bent ring stuck on a finger that was
causing swelling. The ring had to be cut off.
June 13, Boarding. A 21-foot power boat was boarded
in the Gulf of Mexico. The operator was issued a notice
of violation for intoxicated operation and not having flares
on board. The operator of the boat was turned over the
Sarasota County sheriff's deputies for charges.
June 13, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a call from Sarasota County of two
swimmers in distress off South Lido Beach. A Coast
Guard boat responded to assist, but the swimmers made
it to shore without mishap.
June 14, Boarding. A 35-foot commercial fishing
boat was boarded in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel
was issued a notice of violation for not having injury
or garbage placards posted, not having proper fire ex-
tinguishers and not having proper hull numbering.
June 14, Boarding. A 19-foot vessel was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was issued a warn-
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Hefty cobia
Mark Eisenhaner, Bill
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all from Ft. Worth, Tex.,
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cobia while fishing with
Capt. Mike Greig.


fishing is excellent.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching tar-
pon in the mornings and flounder and trout in the af-
ternoon.
On my boat Magic we're catching a few tarpon
and lots of redfish, plus some mackerel, flounder and
trout to 22 inches.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said fishing is
about as good as it gets right now, with flounder, mack-
erel, catch-and-release snook, redfish, trout and cobia
in the bays. Offshore, look for wahoo, dolphin, grou-
per and snapper.
Good luck and good fishing.


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 20 horseshoe games were
Darrell Jennings of Bradenton and Ron Pepka of
Anna Maria. Runners-.up were Alex Lewis of En-
gland and Bill Starrett of Anna Maria.
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Wedebrock expands
to larger office
Wedebrock Real Estate Co., established on Longboat
Key 49 years ago, has relocated its Anna Maria
Island sales, rental and property management
operations to a new office at 3224 E. Bay Drive,
Anna Maria Island Centre, Holmes Beach. "We are
poised to take our company to a higher level," says
Rob Walker, left, sales manager of Wedebrock's
Island and Cortez Road offices. At a recent reception
presented by Wedebrock tenant Longboat Key Title
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GRAND CANAL GEM!
3BR/2.5BA pool home on a
double-wide canal. Open
and inviting floor plan with -
family room and large din- N
ing room. Two-car garage
plus carport and storage
shed. The charming covered and screened lanai with heated
spa leads to pool deck. Dock, boatlift. $275,000.
1.7 ACRE LOT IN HEAVY-TRAFFIC AREA. Highway 301 N.,
west of 1-75. 2700 sq. ft. Butler building on site. Auto service,
food or other general commercial use. $199,900.

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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
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Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
ISLAND PROPERTIES
BAYFRONT
3BR/2BA home with dazzling view of Intracoastal
Waterway. Caged pool, boat davits, screened lanai,
large lot, room to expand, private, cul-de-sac.
$339,900. Call Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen White.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1.5BA each side. Excellent rental, close to beach.
Nice residential area and convenient to everything.
Ceramic tile carpet. Refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers,
washers/dryers included. $225,000. Call Mary Ann
Schmidt & Helen White.
ELEGANT LIFESTYLE
4BR/3BA designer home, vaulted ceilings, oak cabinets
in kitchen and baths, master suite, four-car garage,
dock, pool and tennis club membership. $549,900.
Call Mary Ann Schmidt and Helen White.

SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL- 1 BR/1BA Duplex,
Furn/Unfurn $600
SEASONAL- 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay & Anna Maria Island Club
$700 week/$1500 month
call Julie Gilsrrap
Property Manager
779-0202
Julie Gilstrap 1(800)732-6434
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Property Manager S -C o a
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 3421 7


LIGHT & BRIGHT 2BR/2BA elevated home with
vaulted ceiling in greatroom, French doors to large
covered deck. Now $164,000. Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.


CANALFRONT Elegant and spacious describes
this 4BR/3BA canalfront home with 16x30 caged
pool. Unique boat house with 10,000 pound boat
lift, dock with cleaning station and water. Storage
room for sports equipment. A must see home!
$349,000. Turnkey furnishings negotiable. Call
Sharron Hamilton 722-5741 eves.


REALTORS


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


ISLAND COTTAGE 2BR/1 BA home with tile and
wood floors, completely new kitchen and bath,
two-year old roof, A/C system, windows. Reduced
to $122,000. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JUNE 24, 1998 PAGE 25 Il


Island property sales
511 71st St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,357 sfla 2bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1968 on a 92x92 lot, was sold 5/28/98, Zelley to
Dudenhoeffer, for $177,450; list $189,900.
.515 74th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,596 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home'built in
1971 on a 100x108 lot, was sold 5/25/98, Quigley to
Bell & Games, for $215,000; list $219,000.
525 Kumquat, Anna Maria, an elevated canalfront
1,994 sfla 3bed/2bath/4car home built in 1987 on an
80x114 lot, was sold 5/28/98, Moger to Miller, for
$325,000; list $349,000.
686 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a canalfront
ground-level 2,010 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1972 on an 86x114 lot, was sold 5/28/98, Bogart to
Wagers, for $259,900; list $259,900.
820 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 75x100 lot,
was sold 5/29/98, Zeimis to Hall, for $146,300; list
$159,900.
105 Third St. N., Bradenton Beach, a ground-level
780 sfla 2bed/lbath/lcp home built in 1960 on a
50x103 lot, was sold 6/2/98, Scarff to Mendonca, for
$110,000; list unknown.









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TRUE ISLAND VALUE!
This great lot is situated on a quiet street just
steps to the Gulf & Bay in Bradenton Beach.
Build your dream home here or great invest-
ment duplex. Offered at just $64,900.

Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
or Ken Jackson at 778-6986
or Agnes Tooker 778-5287


I Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717* Anna Maria, FL 34216.
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
IFax # 778-7035









REALTOR.
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES
WHITE AVENUE 300 feet to beach. 3BR/2BA, greatroom,
completely updated. $380,000. 778-5427 after hours.
GULFVIEW NEW 2,200 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA, three-car garage,
enclosed lower level and lower floor entry. Extras include cen-
tral vac system and hardwood type floors. Appliances.
$395,000.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT LOT 75'xl 00' $129,500.
TRIPLEX $1,500 monthly income. Views of the bay and Gulf.
$149,900. 795-6216 after hours.
BRAND NEW! 1900 square foot 3BR/2BA home. View sunsets
from porches. Short block to beach. 2 car garage/storage. 778-
5427 after hours.
SUN PLAZA 2BR/2BA, balconies, Gulf view, turnkey furnished.
Elevator, tennis, pool, sauna. $175,000. 778-5427 after hours.
CANALFRONT ANNA MARIA 4BR/3BA elevated; large
family home. $395,000. 778-0167 after hours.
GULFFRONT 2 buildings, 5 apartments, 110-foot frontage.
$1,350,000. Zoned hotel/motel.
SHELL POINT RARELY AVAILABLE 2BR/2BA completely
updated, carport. $126,000. 795-6216 after hours.
10 ACRES upper Manatee River Road with house. Zoned PDR
$235,000. 795-6216 afer hours.
COMMERCIAL
GULFFRONT MOTEL 22 units, 110 feet on beach. 1.25 acres,
heated pool. Valued at $2,149,000. Also can purchase 17 unit
motel $1,650,000. 778-5427 after hours.
STYLING SALON Eight stations, great location and lease. $39,000.
LOT 100 feet on Gulf Drive. $150,000. 778-5427 after hours.

VACATION RENTALS SEASONAL

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net


1800 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 115 La Costa, an
elevated 952 sfla 2bed/1&1/2bath Gulffront condo
built in 1979, was sold 6/3/98, Carrillo to Wood &
Julius, for $189,000; list unknown.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 152 Runaway
Bay, a 2bed/2bath 1,080 sfla condo built in 1978, was
sold 6/4/98, Mortgage & Investment Co. Paducah to
Garling, for $115,000; list $122,500.
307 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,636
sfla 4bed/4bath duplex built in 1972 on an 80x100 lot,
was :sold 6/3/98, Wainwright to Sears, for $150,000;
list $175,000.
440 63rd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, a
ground-level attached canalfront 688 sfla lbed/lbath/
lcp home built in 1964 on a 17x100 lot, was sold 6/1/
98, Dearborn to Tort, for $82,500; list $86,000.
523 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, an elevated 1,092
sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1985 on a 52x145
lot, was sold 6/2/98, Damrow to Siddall, for $207,000;
list unknown.
* Compiled exclusively for The Islander Bystander by
Doug Dowling, licensed real estate broker, 778-1222.
Copyright 1998.


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



Wedebrock R ate Company
since 1949

Now at
Anna Maria Office!
Specializing in
residential &
commercial

Deborah Thrasher
10 unit motel w/owner financing......... ..... $850,000
8 unit motel gulfview/Siesta Key ................. $750,000
9 unit motel, Siesta Key ........................... $825,000
4 units with pool, close to beach............... $450,000
3BR/3BA home with 1BR/1BA rental ........ $199,000
Ice cream & dessert parlor ........................... $60,000
Italian restaurant high traffic ..................... $130,000
Call: Deborah Thrasher Wedebrock Real Estate, Co.
941-778-0700 or eves. 778-3395


Carol S. Heinze
REALTORW/CRS
778-5059


HOLMES BEACH INVESTMENT
$210,000 1 Efficiency, one 2BR/
1 BA with garage and one 2BR/1 BA
with carport. #CH26624
HOLMES BEACH $164,900 2BR/
2BA home with formal dining
room, large lanai, tile roof, and
deeded boat slip. #CH27251
ISLAND DUPLEX $139,000.
2BR/1BA and 1BR/1BA duplex
only one block to the beach. Great
Investment! #CH28042.


KEY ROYALE PROPERTIES Priced from
$269,000. Each home has three bedrooms. All are
waterfront! Call for information on this exclusive
Anna Maria Island community. Roni Price 778-0766
ext. 202.
STEPS TO THE BEACH! Turnkey furnished. Three
2BR/2BA condos available. Heated pool. Prices
starting at $149,000. Connie Volts 778-4429 or Karin
Stephan 388-1267.


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Wagner announces
new associates
Wagner Realty has announced that 45-year
Longboat Key resident Mary Wickersham and her
daughter, Cindy English, have joined the sales and
rental team.at its Longboat Key office, 5360 Gulf of
Mexico Drive.
Wickersham has been in the real estate business for
more than 20 years. English, a Bradenton resident and
mother of three, entered the field three years ago.
Jim LaRose of Longboat Key has joined
Wagner's Commercial Division in the Wildewood
Professional Center, 3639 Cortez Road, Bradenton.
A business owner and real estate professional for 25
years in St. Louis, LaRose has worked in local real
estate for four years.



One of the biggest names
in mortgages is right in
your own backyard.
Then you choose Chase you
VVare guaranteed by a variety
of products offered by one of the
nation's top mortgage lenders.
Plus, the knowledge of loan
officers like Ron Hayes who
are familiar with and dedicated
to your local community. RON HAYES
So, whatever your mortgage RON HAYES
needs fixed rate, adjustable rate, jumbo, govern-
ment, call Ron locally for a free consultation at
(941) 751-6611 or (800) 559-8025.

I CHASE
IM Manhattan Mortgage Corporation




Visitors from out of town,

but not enouth room?

We can help! Victorias On The Gulf
offers spacious, clean and affordable
lodging facilities for your guests. We also
offer special discounted rates for local
residents ... 15% OFF any apartment,
1 or 2 bedroom. Minimum of two nights.
These Gulf view units offer enough space
for a whole family. Assure your guests of
a comfortable visit ... and you don't
have to sleep on the couch! A quiet,
family-friendly facility for nice people.

CALL 778-7373 For Details


Karin Stephan
REALTOR
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE
Ich Spreche Deutsch
Office:
941-388-4433
Home:
941-388-1267
Fax: 941- 388-5201


INTERNET-KBSTEPHAN@AOL.COM -
All my listings can be seen on the world wide
web. http://www.pruflorida.com


VACATION RENTALS
Summer Rates


2BR plus loft/2BA Six month rental
2BR/2BA Pool home
3BR/2BA Pool home
CONDO


$1,000 per mo
$700 per wk
$2,400 per mo


2BR/2BA Beachside $700 per wk
1 BR/1 BA Gulffront view $400 per wk
2BR/2.5BA Townhouse $600 per wk
ASK FOR CONNIE VOLTS OR BOB LOHSE


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

LORD'S WAREHOUSE Unique thrift shop on
premises Longboat Island Chapel. 30-50% off
everything! Open Wed. & Sat., 9-2. 6140 Gulf of
Mexiqo 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.

COCKTAIL TABLE Cherry wood, 13x43 inches with
glass top insert. $20 OBO. Dinette set with leaf and
four padded chairs, oak. $125 OBO. 778-5528.

SOFTSIDE WATERBED New queen-size, $400.
Life-size playhouse, $25. Stroller, $25. Couch, $40.
1996 Mercury Cougar, $12,500. Air conditioner,
$250. 778-3892.


ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP. Open Thurs., 10-2,.
Sat. 9-12 during June and July. 511 Pine Ave., Anna
Maria, across from Chapel.

RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, June 27, 9-1. Half
price sale! Everything must go. Bargains! Bargains!
Brunch and lunch. St. Bernard Activity Center, 43rd
Street, Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and
28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Wide variety of items. 237 85th
St., Holmes Beach.


ESTATE SALE Friday, June 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dining room set with six chairs and glass-front china
cabinet. Cedar chest, Duncan Phyfe table, old
cherry buffet, bedroom set with lamps and two
dressers, collectible cups, tools and more. Numbers
at 8 a.m.! 504 70th Street, Anna Maria.

SUNDOWN FLEA MARKET Outside, Thursday,
June 25, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at two locations; Under the
Sun Antiques and Art, 5306 Holmes Blvd. and 5600
Marina Drive. 778-9396.

HOUSEHOLD SALE Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.
Antique armoire, rugs, paintings, china, glassware,
music boxes, comforters, Maytag washer, Avon.
239 Lakeview, Anna Maria.


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

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


BABY-SITTING ON ISLAND First aid, childcare
courses. References. Reasonable, dependable,
responsible and caring Girl Scout. Straight A's.
Days/nights. Call Missy, 778-9610

BABY SITTER Experienced with all ages. CPR cer-
tified. References available. Call Sarah, 778-6779.

COMPUTER HELP Responsible 14 year old will
teach you how to use your computer. Macs
included. Will go to your house. $5 an hour. Call
Ryan at 794-6361.


Jforida GuWf Coast's Finest Rentafs
At Special Summer Rates
From luxury resorts to over 650 furnished homes and condominiums;
available weekly, monthly or annually. Featuring the sugar-white
beaches of Anna Maria Island, Longboat, Siesta and Casey Keys.
One Call-Endless Choices
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
941-951-6668 or 800-881-2222
E-mail: saunders@michaelsaunders.com


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


1995 LE BARON convertible, V-6, tan top, spruce
body, cloth interior, excellent condition, warranty,
47K, $9,800. 792-4274

20-FT DODGE RAM 350 Coach House. 1992 with
refrigerator, generator, two A/Cs, heat, sink, toilet,
microwave, stove, twin/queen bed, new Michelins,
extras, excellent, 47K, $18,700. 792-4274.

1982 YAMAHA XJ650J motorcycle. 26K, new tires
and seat cover. Runs great. Must sell to pay debts.
$1,000 firm. 778-5109.

1987 CROWN VICTORIA. Used, Bradenton Beach
Police Department. 130K, no air. Best offer as is.
Sealed bids to Bradenton Beach City Clerk by noon
June 26. Questions to City Clerk, 778-1005.

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


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

CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
Call 795-8299.

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



SAND PEBBLE REALTY INC.


Office 753-1620


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Call John Zirzow 778-9171
Office 753-1620


Beautiful North Beach
Village, #53. $195,000.
OUTSTANDING TOWNHOUSE
with three bedrooms, two
and a half baths and large
two-car garage with stor-
age. This showcase unit
features open, airy floor
plan overlooking woods
and pool, lovely screened
patio and many other great
features.


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FOR HIREADS

Up to 21 words
FREE.
(No charge, 3-week maximum per kid)
Must be placed
in person at
The Islander Bystander,
5408 Marina Dr.,
Holmes Beach


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BUYING??? SELLING??? RENTING???
Here at Fran Maxon Real Estate we offer over.75 combined years
of knowledgeable service. We pledge our honesty, loyalty and
integrity! Trust has become a tradition at Fran Maxon Real Estate.
REMEMBER ... for all your real estate needs ...
we are your small town office ...
with big results.


Fran Maxon

LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
SALES AND RENTALS
L 9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
FAX# 778-7035
(941) 778-1450 or 778-2307


F(orida Guff Coast's Finest Vacation Rentals
Longboat Bay Club Longboat Key, Florida
At Specia( Summer Rates-Daily, Week y &~ Monthfy Rentafs
Exclusive Two Bedroom Villas
Full size balconies overlooking the marina
Fabulous Amenities:
Pool Whirlpool Spa Tennis Court Sand Volleyball Court Basketball Barbecue
Grills and Picnic Areas Great Fishing 13 Slip Marina (available for guest use)
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
941-951-6668 or 800-881-2222
E-mail: saunders@michaelsaunders.com





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WANTED: ALUMINUM CANOE in good/decent
condition. Call Michelle 778-0083.

14-FOOT CANOE White fiberglass. Clean. $225.
firm; Combo kayak and canoe paddles. $50 firm;
Oars, 7-foot locks. $25. Call 778-7179.

18-FOOT THUNDERBIRD with 110hp Evinrude.
Runs great! $2,200. OBO. Call Debbie, 778-3395.

17-FOOT 1968 STARCRAFT V-bottom aluminum.
New paint, wiring, battery. 1974 Chrysler 50hp.
Needs water pump, no seats. Trailer included. $900
OBO. Leave message at 383-2659.



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.

REALTORS WANTED for Anna Maria Island and
Bradenton areas. Experienced and newly licensed
welcome to apply. Excellent opportunities, generous
commission splits and willing to train. For confiden-
tial interview, call Rob Walker, Sales Manager,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 778-0700 or
evenings at 792-8431.

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

REPORTER NEEDED Part-time for city beat, calen-
dar "happenings," and mixed features. Journalism
background/education is required. Intern consid-
ered. Fax resume to 778-9392. Mail or deliver to
The Islander Bystander, 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes
Beach FL 34217.

SOUS CHEF line cooks, servers. Buccaneer Inn,
Longboat Key. 383-5565.


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




Doug Dowling Realty
778-1222



PERICO BAY CLUB


BEAUTIFUL DIRECT WATERFRONT VILLA
Spacious 2BR/2BA, two-car garage, elegant tmrnkey
furnished. Hurry, please call Nick Patsios for an es-
corted tour of great Florida living. $144,900.
Clubhouse Olympic Swimming Pool
Tennis Courts and more
Call Nick Patsios, 778-6066
or Nick at nite, 778-4642


778-6066- 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217


CASHIERS/SALES ASSOCIATES Full-time or part-
time. Now taking applications. Crowder Bros. Hard-
ware, 3352 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

HAIRDRESSER with own clientele, make your own
hours. Easy-going shop. Call Nikki and Amy, Hair
Shack, 795-0954.

HOSTESS WANTED Full-time, part-time, $6 per
hour. Experience preferred. Call Rayma, Rod &
Reel Pier, 778-1885.

HELP WANTED. Jessie's. Island Store/Save.On
Gas and Oil. 5424 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
778-6903.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
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.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings. Hard-working and respon-
sible. Excellent references. Call Edward 778-3222.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

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.


TROPICAL SETTING surrounds this two-story duplex. Has
den and indoor utility room. Recently renovated. $172,900.
Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. D17489


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.

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

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING Wash away mil-
dew, dirt, salt, malathion from all exterior surfaces,
mobile homes and RV's. Free estimates, reason-
able. Call 778-0944.

"SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES" Licensed,
bonded. Residential, commercial. Homes, condos,
rentals, move in/out. Summer house sitting. Esti-
mates. Call Beverly 778-1945.

CLEANING Experienced. Residential, condos, new
construction openings. Filling fast, 729-3121 or 729-
5041, leave message.

THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd Jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Licensed, insured. Free estimates
778-5003 or 726-1067.

STUMP GRINDING Brad Frederick's. Fully-insured,
owner-operated. Residential, commercial. Depend-
able service, competitive prices, free estimates. Tell
a friend 730-0001 anytime.

HAIR SHACK For the best in quality cuts at afford-
able rates. Call about our summer highlights special.
Walk-ins welcome. 795-0954.

TUTOR in basic reading and math. Senior in
college. Speech Pathology major. Preferably tutor
K-3rd. Will also baby-sit. 778-5116.


SARASOTA BAY PRIVATE ISLAND. 3BR/2.5B townhouse. Over
3,000 sq. ft., soaring ceilings, skylights, open-floor plan, double-sided
fireplace, elevator, two-car garage. 24-hour manned gate house. Two
pools, tennis, clubhouse. $309,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200. C24581


GORGEOUS BAYFRONT UNIT. Totally upgraded including tile, UNIQUE Two-story Spanish Mediterranean residence on 1.2 +/- acres.
Berber carpet and appliances. Extended views of the ICW. Heated Offers privacy and tranquil views of the Manatee River. Dock and boat
pool, tennis. Just steps from the beach. Excellent rental unit, lift, open pool area. Double wood doors, elegant tiled foyer, inside and
turnkey furnished. $156,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. C26761 outside balcony. $690,000. Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. R27293
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
SPECTACULAR SUNSETS and panoramic A TROPICAL PARADISE awaits your COOL PRICE, HOT ITEM. Live in popu-
view of the Manatee River/Tampa Bay. new home on this riverfront two-acre lar Bayshore Gardens. This 3BR/2B
3/4 +acre lot, guest house. Take 21st Ave. parcel plus private island. $175,000. home makes it possible. $85,000. Dave
N.W. to 88th St. N.W. $499,900. Sandy Sara LaPlante, 748-4389. Barker, 792-8932. R30518
Drapala, 794-3354. R30461 FIDDLER'S GREEN BEAUTY. 4BR/3B
TRULY SPECTACULAR BAYFRONTRESI- custom-built home. Formal dining room,
DENCE. Custom-designed, 12-foot high ceil- csfamily tom Fora room, Florida room, gourmet
ings, crown molding, oak floors throughout. kitchen, three-car garage. $279,000.
4BR/3.5B, office/den or fifth bedroom. kitchen, three-car garage. $279,000.
$950,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. R30480 Available properties by the Janet Bellingar-Orr, 747-4543. R30220
LIVE ON THE WATER. Traditional two-story week or by the month from CUSTOM-BUILT HOME. 3BR/2.5B, well
3-4BR/3B home with formal living and dining Anna Maria Island to Venice. maintained. Open-floor plan, ceramic
room, family room with fireplace, game room, Call one of our rental and tile, elevated ceilings, gourmet kitchen.
office. Caged pool, dock and davits. resort specialists. $189,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200.
$279,900. Barry and Kimberly Charles, (941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222 R29998
795-1273. R30407

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FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 778-6972.

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

PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE Dependable and
honest. Mowing, trimming and full maintenance spe-
cialist. Lifelong Island resident. Free estimates. Call
Aaron Patricks, 778-4073.

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

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & Maintenance Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscap-
ing installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.

LAWN/LANDSCAPE WORK done for a price. Hard
working man needs money for college. Own equip-
ment. Any odd jobs done. Ron 761-0958.



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.



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, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, Wallpaper. Island resi-
dent, references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. State licensed and insured. Many Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.

INDUSTRIOUS, highly-skilled, meticulous, sober,
prompt, finish carpentry, counter tops, ceramic & vi-
nyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.

ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures.
Insured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
778-0029.

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free
estimates. 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.

CARPET ANY 3 ROOMS $399. Pad and install 40
yards. Plushes, Berbers, sculptures. Ceramic tile
$3.55 sf installed. Italian, Mexican, Florida, slip resis-
tant. 723-1972.

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


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.

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


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20 Years Experience Husband/Wife Team
Free Estimates Call 778-2139

Paradise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
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Custom Cabinet Making
Millwork & Wood Cut to Size
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MOST CARS $95*
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carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected plus engine pressure cleaning.
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HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE condo across
from beach. Gulfview, swimming pool, sleeps six,
covered parking. 2BR/3BA. $625 week or $1,675
month. 792-6029.

BAYFRONT COTTAGE with dock. Furnished, beau-
tiful view, quiet area, no pets or smokers. $250
week, $625 month. Call 794-5980.

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

SURFSIDE 2BR/1BA, annual only. Assurity/security,
no last. Private beach. $900 monthly, includes trash,
water and sewer. Call 792-2779.

BRIDGEPORT CONDO 2BR/2BA, Gulfview, steps
to beach, fully equipped. Available January through
March or longer. 708-429-9613.

VACATION RENTALS Turnkey 1 and 2BR apart-
ments, $290 and $350 week. Across from sandy walk-
ing beach. Call 778-2374, Almost Beach Apartments.

2BR/2BA/2CP WATERFRONT condo. Deepwater dock,
new tile, carpet, paint. $925 monthly, includes water,
garbage, pest control. 25 Seaside Court. Call 753-0676.

HIDEAWAY COVE Panoramic bayview. Nice, quiet,
ground floor, 2BR, fully furnished, steps to beach,
restaurants, etc. Available now through Dec. and
1999 season. Possible annual for right professional
single or couple. No pets or smokers. 778-7107.

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

ANNUAL ANNA MARIA direct bay view, one and
two bedroom apartments, beautiful, furnished, pool.
No pets. $645-$1,145 per month. Call 778-1322.

HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX on the beach. 2BR/1 BA
,st-ps six. Fully furnished, cable TV/VCR, washer/
dryer, microwave, screened lanai and sundeck.
$750 week. 305-932-0197.

2BR/2BA HOUSE in Anna Maria. Furnished/unfur-
nished, block to beach. By the week, month or an-
nually. Available June 15. 778-4536 leave message.

SEASONAL RENTAL Adorable cottage, 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, wood floors, just renovated. Available
July 1,1998. 106 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach.
$800 month, $475 week. 813-2582411.

BAYFRONT WITH deep-water dock. 1BR/1BA, fully
furnished with everything. Available now through
November. $850 month or $350 week. Call 794-5980.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA. Laundry hookup, close to
beach, carport. 778-1952.


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ANNUAL DUPLEX 209 71st St., Holmes Beach.
Beautiful 2BR/2BA, one block to beach, all appli-
ances, washer/dryer, covered parking, storage. No
pets. $775 month, $1,000 deposit. Available July 15.
Call 778-9689.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA DUPLEX Immaculate, new paint,
carpet and vinyl. Washer/dryer hook-up. One block
to beach. $700 month plus security and electric. 2415
Avenue C. 778-6387.

2BR/2BA DUPLEX White tile floors, two-car carport.
Three years new. $675 per month., $675 security.
Call Mark at 744-0126.

FLAMINGO CAY TOWNHOUSE. 2BR/1.5BA fur-
nished, unfurnished. Dishwasher, washer/dryer, pool,
boat dock. Monthly rental, very clean! $700 month.
755-5509 or 792-5520.

VACATION RENTALS Holmes Beach. Stones throw
to beach. 1BR, immaculately kept. Summer rates,
weekly-monthly, six months. No pets. 778-4368.

CHARMING 1BR/1BA in North Holmes Beach.
Washer/dryer included. Annual, $550 monthly plus
utilities, first, last, security. References. Call 778-
0661 or 941-302-0779.

CHARMING WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA with dock in
upscale Key Royale. Annual lease. Long-term tenants
desirable. Will also consider five-month lease.
Furnished or unfurnished. $1250.00 month. 778-4107.

ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA, Holmes Beach. Washer/dryer.
Large deck. New kitchen/bath. No pets. $800 first,
last, security. 794-2947.

ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA DUPLEX, Anna Maria. Half block
to beach. High ceilings, screened porch, washer/
dryer, immaculate. $675 includes water and garbage.
778-4837.

NICE DUPLEX APARTMENT 2BR/2BA, central air,
ground level, steps to beach. $700 and security, in-
cludes water and trash. Couple, no pets. 778-1259.

ANNUAL 1 BR furnished, remodeled bayview cottage
in Cortez. Laundry. No pets. $545 plus electric.
12414 45th Ave. W., 795-8077.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Large lanai, dishwasher,
washer/dryer. July 1. $850 month. Also, 1/1 fur-
nished. Available July-October. $650. Near beach.
778-3892.

ANNUAL OR LESS Anna Maria City, 2BR, furnished.
$575 month plus utilities. First, last, security. Avail-
able immediately. 778-5439.

FURNISHED 1BR APARTMENT open for summer
and possibly annual. No pets. 3503 6th Ave., Holmes
Beach. $550 per month. 761-9028.


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ENCHANTED SHORES Summer specials avail-
able. Large 2BR overlooking water, City pier and
white sandy beaches. $50 deposit will hold. Call
778-9188.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA HOME in Anna Maria City. Quiet
neighborhood, close to Bayfront Park. Washer/dryer,
screened porch. $850 per month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate, 778-2307, for further information.


ANNUAL 2BR APARTMENTS Available in Anna
Maria City and Holmes Beach locations. Prices
range $625-$660 month. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate, 778-2307, for information.

ANNA MARIA Gulffront vacation rental. Lovely fur-
nished interior, porch, sundeck. Loaded with amenities.
Great location, weekly, seasonal. No pets. 778-3143.

HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL Sundeck, storage, cov-
ered parking, washer/dryer hookup. 3401 6th Ave.
$700 month plus security. 778-7980.

VACATION BEACH COTTAGE 2BR/2BA complete.
Ground floor, $700 weekly, $2,200 monthly.
Beachfront 1BR, $600 weekly. Poolside 1BR, $500
weekly. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.



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 leave
message.


WATERFRONT LOTS Direct Gulf/bay access,
magnificent view, quiet locations, cleared, ready to
build. Cul-de-sacs of Gull, $155K and Kumquat,
$269K. 778-1204.

NICE 4BR/4BA DUPLEX Ground level, one and a
half blocks to beach, central air. $145,000. 3202 6th
Ave. 778-1259

WATERFRONT LOT Anna Maria. Unobstructed views
of Tampa Bay and Skyway bridge. One of a kind. 205
S. Bay, 50 x 199', $190,000. Call 215-509-7474.

HOLMES BEACH CANAL lot. Deep water, excel-
lent seawall, drive by 230 South Harbor Drive. Sky-
way view. Below appraisal at $169,000. 778-0019.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE Desirable 1,500 sf
townhouse condo close to beach and shopping.
Two-car garage, extra storage and pool. $184,000.
Call Robin Kollar, Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.

LOT FOR SALE Sugar Creek Country Club. Asking
$15,500. Also Mobile home in Sugar Creek Estates,
asking $33,500. Please call 203-272-6054, Nice Parks.

RUNAWAY BAY Upgraded 1BR condo, #202.
Close proximity to beach, tennis and pool. Com-
pletely furnished. $97,000. By owner, 324-4119.

DON'T BUY a condo until you talk to Yvonne. My
knowledge and experience can help you zero in on the
one that fits your budget and lifestyle. Call Yvonne
Higgins, specializing in Island and Mainland condos.
Wagner Realty, 778-2246 or 1-800-211-2323.

MOBILE HOME for sale. Seven years old. Central
heat. A/C, furnished, carport, shed. $14,000 OBO.
Will finance. Rent to own. 727-3511.


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ELEVATED PRIME ISLAND HOME HOLMES BEACH FOURPLEX
This 3BR/2BA elevated home is on a large Four 2BR/1BA apartments in two
lot, prime Holmes Beach location. duplexes. Only one block from beach.
Surrounded by more expensive properties. Rented to annual tenants. Good income!
Ready to move in. New appliances, carpet, $275,000. MLS#25146. Call Dick Maher or
paint, counter tops. $174,900. Ken Rickett Dave Jones 778-4800.
778-4800. MLS 23123
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BRIDGEPORT BtEAUTY
Cozy 2BR/2BA condo with nice view of
Intracoastal Waterway. Fully furnished,
inside laundry, complete kitchen, open bal-
cony. Quiet dead-end street, short walk to
beach and restaurants. $129,900. Elizabeth
Andricks, 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 ................... $122,000
* 2BR/2BA West Bay Pt & Moorings.. $198,000

* Just Reduced Holmes Beach Fourplex..... $275,000

* 10-Unit Motel, Holmes Beach, plus 3BR/2BA
owner hom e.................................. $1,000,000
* 3+ acres next to DeSoto Mall............. $750,000

WEEKLY RENTALS
STARTING AT $450.00


(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217
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FOUR-PLEX 300-feet to beach. $300,000. Ground
floor; three 2BR, one 1 BR. Close to everything. 108
39th St. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.

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


TIME SHARE Resort 66. Half price! Ground floor,
four weeks #103, back-to-back June and July. One
week ocean front #112, end of July. 800-977-0803
or 778-4523.


TRAILER WITH 18x10-foot side room, yard boat
storage, #416 4th St., Sandpiper. $21,000. 800-
- 977-0803 or 778-4523.

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, for the hearing impaired
(TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


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2BA home. Great bay
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garage. Only four
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BEAN POINT SHOWCASE Custom remodeled
beach house, 2BR/2BA on north end of Anna
Maria. Steps to Gulf, Italian marble throughout, pick-
led custom cabinets, original alfresco paintings, lush
native landscaping, whirlpool tub and much more.
$299,900. Open Sunday, June 28th, 760 N.
Shore Drive, Michael Advocate, eves. 778-0608.


ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstanding views
from this two-story masonry duplex offering 2BR/
1.5BA each unit, turnkey furnished. Possible to con-
vert to single family. Offered at $497,500. David
Moynihan 778-2246, eves. 778-7976. D28156.


Holmes Beach direct Gulf view lot. Call
Dave Moynihan .................... $109,900


RUNAWAY BAY Rare 2BR/2BA condo turn-
key furnished with view of pool. Great
vacation home or rental. On-site
management. $124,900. Call Ed Oliveira. 778-
2246 Eves. 778-1751.


ISLAND OFFICE BUILDING Excellent Manatee
Ave. location wiih 4200 sq. ft. and 27 parking
spaces. Perfect for medical or other professional
office, zoned C-1. Offered at $460,000. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246, eves. 778-7976.


Holmes Beach 100X100 with Gulf view,
zoned R-4 Call Dave Moynihan ...... $79,900


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JULIE McCLURE

Estate And
Household.
Sales

Antique And
. Personal
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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Romantic Gulfiront home with 3BR/2.5BA Planlalion
shutters, hardwood floors, oak spiral staircase to se-
i cluded loft. private beach and more. $869,000 Call
Lynda Melnick. 778-0700. After hours 746-6204.


Free-slanding villa, 2BR,'3BA plus den Large end unit
with two-car garage. Open and bright Appliances in
g qood condition. Alrium off dining.'living room, screened
lanai and open wooden deck A super value lor
$149.900 Call Rob or Randy Walker 794-0007 Alter
hours 792-8431


Ground-floor corinac.mn.m at Perico Bay Club. Serene
water views from living'dining area, master 5uie and
kitchen Screened terrace and foyer entrance $116.900
Call Becky Smith or Eli Starretl, 778-0700 After hours
798-9716 or 795-8095


Spacious 4BR 3.5BA lurnkey furnished townho-use at
Sunbow Bay. Tennis iishing dock and Iwo healed poo-ils
$159,000 Call Becky Smith or Ell Siarrenl. 778-0700.
Alter hours 798-9716 or 795-8095


Turnkey furnished 2BR-2BA condominium. Complex
extends Irom Gull IO bay and has healed pool. Great in-
vestment. $140 000 Call Becky Smith or Elfi Siarreil,
-7u7 70 70, AfMii hr. i Z r. '-' 1- It


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If you can't find your dream home build it' Wonderful
riverfront community iith pool clubhouse, tennis, spa !
and boat dock All of Ire amenities none ot the otLrier'
$59.900. Call Becky Smith or Elti Starrett 778-0.00C
After hours 798-9716 or 795-8095



Weekly Monthly Seasonal Annual L
SEASONAL
Weekly from $500 week
Monthly from $1,100 mo SL
ANNUAL
*1BR-. 1BA Apt lurnriishei with Gull vier, $650 rLr i
Furnis.ned Enri: ierny S50,:0 rrmi
Peric.:.. ', Club 2BR 28A $850 rn.

Due to a continuing demand from qualified renters.
we are always looking for quality properties. |
Call Property Manager Valerie Kruse 778-6665


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(941) 778-2291 P O Box 2150
SEVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


"HURRICANE HOUSE"
HISTORIC ISLAND CHARMER
This inviting 3BR/2.5BA vintage hideaway has been
updated and redecorated, offering countless ameni-
ties, including a newly caged, solar-heated pool, fire-
place, spacious and light fully-equipped kitchen with
breakfast bar opening into a cozy family room and so
much more! Solid, quality construction throughout, in-
cluding high-beamed ceilings, distinctive antique solid
wood doors, attractive wainscoting, vintage light fix-
tures, ceramic tile floors, and a spacious, new over-
sized carport. Neat as a pin both inside and out! Con-
veniently located in Anna Maria village, within steps of
beach, post office and shopping! Only $224,500! Don't
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DUPLEX DELIGHT!
RETIRE WITH INCOME OR BRING MOM!
This light and bright, recently remodeled duplex offers
a spacious 2BR/2BA owner's 'home plus a comfy,
separate 2BR/1BA apartment. The owner's home
features a beautifully remodeled gourmet eat-in
kitchen, white ceramic tile floors, private office, family
room and lovely master suite with oversize, tiled bath
and walk-in closet. Solid cinder-block construction with
stucco and easy-care vinyl siding. High and dry lot with
designated boat slip plus dock. Short walk to Gulf
beach! Only $239,900. Call today!


JUST LISTED!
DARLING DUPLEX
This charming, recently updated duplex is a rare find
tucked away on Anna Maria's secluded north end, within
steps of the resident walkway to the Island's finest
beach! Features include 2BR/1BA on each side,
ceramic tile, covered patios and entry areas, laundry fa-
cilities on both sides plus new shingle roof and pretty
Florida-style furnishings. Only $235,000 turnkey. Don't
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WATERFRONT
HOMES:
\, M 515 75th St .......... $679,000
520 58th Street..... $649,500
8019 Marina Dr .....$589,000
Broker 5319 Sunrise Lane..... $585,000
520 Bayview Place...... $549,000
723 North Shore Dr..... $527,500
521 56th St.... ...... $449,000
865 North Shore Dr..... $379,000
325 Tarpon St .......$349,000
634 Dundee Lane....... $335,000
509 58 St.. .......... $249,000
Chris Shaw 232 Chilson ......... $239,000
Realtor 10324 Spoonbill Road... $219,900
226 South Harbor Dr...$199,000
517 70th St.. ...... $189,900
512 70th St.......... $189,000


Tom Nelson
Realtor


Marilyn
Trevethan
Realtor


Bob Fittro
Realtor


Wendy Foldes
Broker/
Salesperson







Nick Patsios
Broker/
Salesperson


Realtor


Bill Burnley
Realtor


WATERFRONT
CONDOS:

Westbay Point & Moorings $199,000
Mariners Cove #321...... $289,900
Tiffany Place #207 ........ $219,000



ISLAND HOMES:

108 Peppertree .......... $289,900
705 Fern St ............... $229,900
119 51st St................ $229,900
522 Magnolia Ave ......... $208,000
5619 Gulf Dr ................ $199,000 -
443 62nd St ................ $86,900
433 62nd St ................ $77,000



MULTI FAMILY
PROPERTIES:

109 Magnolia Ave ......... $595,000
7800 Gulf Dr ............. $549,000


PERICO BAY
CLUB:


1363 Perico Point Circle... $179,900
1227 Spoonbill Landings..... $144,900
522 Sanderling Circle .... $124,900
518 Sanderling Circle .... $118,500



MAINLAND:

6507 Riverview Blvd ...... $321,000
3903 11th Ave W ...... $149,900
213 Mill Run East ........ $144,900
203 46th St. W .......... $111,900
3304 York ................... $91,900
2208 3rd Ave ............... $110,000



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DO THE MATH
BY JIM PAGE / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 1997N.H.L.
M.V.P. Dominik
6 Kind of range
11 Not right?
18 Romeo, e.g.
20 Two for the road
21 Ennoble
22 + 43
24 Sticks
25 Like jambalaya
26 Once, once
28 Papas in films
29 "-- speak"
32 -32
36 What's-his-face
38 Won over
39 "The Black Cat"
writer
42 Mentor's charge
43 Blacken, as
steak
45 Acropolis figure
47 Tolkien creature
48 -3
54 Like wedding
cakes
55 Rtes.
56 Key rings?
57 Designer Cassini
59 Uniform
alternative
60 "Casablanca"
role and others
62 Unkind look
63 "Maid of Athens,
-- part":
Byron


64 "Wheel of 122 Calculator
Fortune" request figures


65 -41
70 "Foucault's
Pendulum"
author
71 Progress
impeders
73 Toward the
caboose
74 Writer Fannie
76 Up
77 Dry fuel
78 Eritrean capital
81 "-- vous plait"
84 Rodeo grounds
features
86 -31
88 Suffix with
corpus
89 Its main street is
Last Chance
Gulch
90 Santa's spot?
91 Deadly virus
93 Wall Street whiz
94 Homers reach
them
99 Sponges
101 -90 or-94,
among others
104 Depilatory
brand
105 Less tanned
108 Dirt
109 Item on a list
111 One who studies
irises
113 -100
119 Like a gridiron
120 Omega
competitors
121 Like the heavens


123 Glyceride, e.g.
124 Wake the dead?
DOWN
1 That ship
2 It may be
pint-sized
3 Saucehound
4 Lacking vigor
5 See 58-Down
6 Indian princess
7 C.D. offering:
Abbr.
8 Safe-products
org.
9 Paul Bunyan,
e.g.
10 Develop
11 Podium speaker
12 U.N. arm
13 Running late
14 Three-time
Wimbledon
champ
15 Pink, so to speak
16 Solar deity
17 -majeste
19 Coral
assemblies
20 Graphic head?
23 60's-70's Italian
P.M.
27 Site of many
losses
29 Daisy relative
30 Unflawed
31 + 29 or + 44 or
+ 69, etc.
33 Burning
passions


34 Crucifix
letters
35 "I earn that
": "As You
Like It"
37 "L'Absinthe"
painter
39 -29
40 Ring
combination
41 Lady of a 1932
song
43 Quarter-
millennium
44 1940's Tigers
All-Star
Newhouser
46 Posting in a
French store
49. Ship sunk at
Pearl Harbor
50 "Can't do it"
51 Beethoven's
birthplace
52 Zeno's home
53 Rustic pipe
58 With 5-Down, a
TV gourmet
61 Emissary
62 Elton John, e.g.
64 Pollen
container
66 Actress Mary et
al.
67 Bring ir
68 Stuff
69 Doctor
Zhivago
71 Nickname for
Alexander
72 Loud
75 Advertising
figures


78 Give- of
one's own
medicine
79 Traffic caution
80 Engineer's
sch.
82 Words after
"Well"
83 Minimal
85 Mordant Mort


87 Book after Neh.
92 Male slave
95 Privileged
classes
96 Zeus, to
Cronus
97 Pour out freely
98 Squares things
99 Streep's "-- in
the Dark"


100 The slightest
amount
101 C.S.A. general
102 House &
Garden topic
103 Bugs
105 "Passion" star
Negri
106 Kind of
indigestion


107 Capital of
Denmark in the
Middle Ages
110 Gonzo
112 Avg.
114 Potted
115 Island guitar
[16 "My man!"
117 Go wrong
118 Ham sandwicher


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