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Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992) ( August 12, 1998 )

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 12, 1998

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074389/00546

Material Information

Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 12, 1998

Subjects

Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


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Bradenton Beach rejects marina offer


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach city commissioners last week
unanimously decided not to pursue the purchase of the
Bradenton Beach Marina from owner Allan Bazzy.
"I cannot, in good faith, recommend the city con-
tinue with this project," Mayor Connie Drescher said.
Drescher proposed the marina acquisition by the city
last June as a means to increase revenue to the city.
"I no longer feel that it will be financially sound for
the city to continue due to the extreme complexity and
detrimental consequences to the city financially con-
cerning the tax issues," Drescher continued.
The "tax issues" became the sticking point in the
$6.2 million acquisition of the marina, located just
south of the Cortez Bridge on Anna Maria Sound.
Bazzy proposed the city buy the marina using low-


interest loans at a five-percent rate. City officials had
maintained they would like to purchase the land but had
no interest in the day-to-day operation of the busi-
nesses. They agreed a management company would be
needed to run the operation.
However, City Attorney Alan Prather and Mitchell
Rapaport, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney special-
izing in municipal tax law, questioned whether the city
could qualify for low-interest loans and then have the
marina operate for the most part as a private, for-profit
entity.
As Prather put it, "This matter involves significant
and potentially detrimental consequences to the city,
financially, if the marina purchase occurs and all tax
issues are not properly addressed."
Rapaport was more blunt regarding the city-pur-


chase, private-operation issue: "Using a lease to trans-
fer the operational responsibility for the marina is likely
to not be workable."
Commissioner Gail Cole made the motion to kill
the city purchase proposal.
"The marina purchase is complex," Cole said, "and
we have no assurances it will be profitable. We are risk-
ing money that's not the commission's, but the citi-
zens'." The motion was seconded by Vice Mayor John
Chappie and unanimously endorsed.
Bazzy maintained cash flow from the marina,
which includes an enclosed boat storage shed, marine
sales, service and a restaurant, is "very profitable." The
marina was the focus of about $2.5 million worth of
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Funding close on preservation projects


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Funding is a giant step nearer for projects in
Cortez, Holmes Beach and West Bradenton after an
evaluation announced Tuesday by the state Community
Trust in Tallahassee.
The staff evaluated all projects applying for funds,
assigned them places by a point system, and will take
them to the Trust's governing commission at meetings
Aug. 27 and 28 in the capital.


Maggie Marr, Manatee County grants coordinator,
said $60 million is available and $31 million worth of
projects are ranked ahead of the local ones at this point,
"and I'll take that any day."
The projects here:
The 1912-built schoolhouse in Cortez, seeking
$320,000 with $100,000 local matching funds, as-
signed 197.5 points.
Riverview Point, adjacent to the DcSoto National
Memorial at 75th Street NW and the Manatee River, ap-


Youth shot in drive-by shooting


By Paul Roat
A trip to the beach turned tragic for 9-year-old
David Pavkovich last week.
The Bradenton youth was hospitalized after a bul-
let struck him in the back of the head while he and his
church group were at a cookout following a baptism at
Coquina Beach.
Police described the incident as a random drive-by
shooting and suspect. gang members may have fired the
shot, which came from a small-caliber weapon.
Although the bullet passed through the back of his
head, Pavkovich suffered no serious injury and was re-
leased from the hospital after two days.
Pavkovich was with about 125 members of the
Church of the Cross, 5051 26th St. W., Bradenton,
Wednesday, Aug. 5, at sunset to baptize several mem-
bers of the congregation. His father is associate pastor
at the church. After the ceremony, about 50 church
members remained at the beach for a cookout.
At 8:45 p.m., church members heard a popping


noise, and Pavkovich collapsed. A car driving south on
Gulf Drive a car which had been seen cruising the
beach earlier in the evening is believed to have car-
ried the shooter.
Bradenton Beach police are searching for a late
1960s or early 1970s Chevrolet Impala low rider, royal
blue in color, with dark tinted windows, chrome
wheels, dual exhausts and while seats.
Bradcnton 1Beach D)c. Matt Dulfy said he received
scores of calls and was following up leads in
Clearwater, Hlillshorough County and Sarasota in anl
attempt to delcrmine ownership of the vehicle. Anyone
with information should call him at 778-631 I.
Pavkovich was taken to Blake Medical Center,
then flown to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg
later that evening. Two CAT scans revealed no serious
injuries, and he was released Friday.
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney said the
shooting was random and the first drive-by shooting on the
Island in his 10 years on the force.


plied for $1,595.585 toward a purchase price of
$1,813,165, leaving $217,580 to be raised locally, 195
points.
Grassy Point, in Holmes Beach just south of
Manatee Avenue, seeking public purchase of 37 acres
for $715,350, assigned 180 points.
The Cortez schoolhouse is on about four mostly
landscaped acres at the east end of the old fishing vil-
lage. The grounds will become a public park.
Grassy Point would become "another Leffis Key,"
its mangrove wetlands and small canal leading to a lake
preserved as wildlife habitat and perhaps environmen-
tal teaching area.
Riverview PIoint, an upland nine-acre area on the
river front, was on the verge of development when lo-
cal residents petitioned the county to rescue it.


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AUGUST 12, 1998






IM PAGE 2 A AUGUST 12, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Anna Maria may

buy $1.2 million

worth of land
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The Anna Maria City Commission is consider-
ing purchasing $1.2 million worth of property. The
city has received appraisals on the property of inter-
est, and soon will vote on how much or how little the
city will buy.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said the matter will most
likely be on the agenda for the Tuesday, Aug. 25,
work session.
There are three parcels under consideration. The
appraisals total $1.2 million for all of the lots in-
volved and were done by Chapman & Associates in
Sarasota. The effective date of the appraisal was July
10.
Commissioner George McKay has sought infor-
mation on properties the city expressed interest in
where parking for the city and the Anna Maria Island
Community Center could be enhanced.
He said the board has to make a decision about
which property it's interested in buying before nego-
tiations can begin. He also said two of the three prop-
erty owners he's contacted have offered a price but he's
reluctant to discuss the offers before the meeting.
The city's plans for lots 5-10 on North Bay Bou-
levard at Pine Avenue, the property across from the
city pier, would be used for additional parking for
the pier and as a buffer for the bridge.
As of right now, there are no plans for the pur-
chase of two other lots, both on the Gulf side, al-
though McKay said he did not want lots 13 and 14,
at the southwest corner of Gulf Drive and Magnolia
Avenue, used for commercial purposes. Lots I and
2 are located at Gulf Drive and Magnolia Avenue on
the northwest side.
Shumard said the city wouldn't be able to get
grant money for the purchase and intends to look
into long-term loans.


Official kudos
Bradenton Beach Police Chief Jack Maloney, left, and City Clerk Alice Baird, center, were honored by Mayor
Connie Drescher for their service to the city. Maloney celebrated his 10-year anniversary with the police
department last month., starting as a detective and reaching the rank of chieffive months later. Baird was able
to reconstruct the city's tax. on services to result in an annual increase in revenue of abottt $190,000. Both
received comnmendationt s for their efforts on behalf of Bradenton Beach. Islander Photo: Paul Roat

Marina purchase nixed by Bradenton Beach


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
renovations during the past three years. There are four
businesses operating on the property: the boat yard/gas
docks; boat sales, service and parts: boat rentals: and
Shrimp Louie's restaurant.
Bazzy said fixed-income potential for the marina
operation is $558.000 per year. Over a 30-year period,
the potential income stream would grow to almost $4
million per year, he said.
But Bazzy based his projections for income on
figures for municipal financing at five percent.
would provide a "positive cash flow [to the city] of
$925 per week or $48,000 per year" at the onset of
the proposed sale.


He cited the marina as a vehicle to keep property
taxes down in the city, pointing to a dozen or so other
cities in Southwest Florida that have municipal mari-
nas and receive income from the operations.
Management options as outlined by Bazzy in-
cluded his leasing back the marina for a limited time
and his handling the subleases to individual businesses
on the property; the city directly handling the leases to
the four businesses on the site; or the city taking over
the entire operation.
Commissioners maintained all along they did not
wish to operate the marina. Now, with the tax question
resolved and low-interest loans apparently unavailable,
the matter is dead.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 12, 1998 0 PAGE 3 11r1


Anna Maria to draft cell tower ordinance


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria's moratorium for the
construction of cell towers expires in October.
Though no recent inquiries have been made by de-
velopers to construct a cell tower in the City of Anna
Maria, the city is planning to draft an ordinance that
would serve the city's needs as well as meet the re-
quirements of current Federal Communications
Commission regulations.
A workshop was held last week to determine
what direction the city wants to take with respect to
writing an ordinance.
City Attorney James Dye said the commission
and the planning and zoning board need to become
familiar with cell-tower technology and the factors
that drive the industry in order to draft appropriate
regulations that protect the citizens and aesthetics of
the community and at the same time meet the crite-
ria of federal legislation.
Erika Barrett, a Manatee County government"
planner and resident of the Island, said she worked
with industry representatives to draft the cell-tower
ordinance for the county.
Barrett said more than 100,000 new cell towers
will go up across the country to accommodate the
new technology. The first thing the city needs to do,
she said, is identify what its goals are.
For instance, Bradenton has approximately 100
cell towers, while Anna Maria City would probably
only need one. Barrett said there are various tech-
nologies and suggested that the city look at stealth
technology, which is still a tower but less industrial
looking. She also suggested limiting the height of a
tower. Because the city has always been consistent
on its height regulations, limiting the height of a
tower could be feasible, she said.
According to Barrett, the Federal Telecommuni-
cations Act states that you cannot enact legislation
that acts as a barrier to entry you cannot pass laws
that keep them out of the community. She said that
doesn't mean you can't have local regulation that
m,11111im i4 iy,, UL- u light of a tower, and the loca-


tion and number of towers that can be constructed.
Taking a look around, Barrett said, "It doesn't
look like there's much interest out here because we
[Manatee County] never had a workshop that wasn't
attended by eight, 10, or 20 representatives from
cellular companies."
There were no representatives from cellular
companies present at Wednesday's city workshop.
Commissioner Max Znika asked who the main
players were, and Barrett said Sprint, GTE, AT&T,
Aerial and PrimeCo are all interested in siting cel-
lular towers locally.
Znika asked how cell companies are to do busi-
ness with, to which Barrett replied that they are
"very difficult to deal with" because they don't want
any regulation.
County construction of cell towers has slowed
down since its ordinance was adopted according to
Barrett, which she attributes to the fact they made it
easier for companies to co-locate on existing towers.
Co-locating occurs when the owner of a cell
tower allows a competing company to lease antenna
space on the tower. A tower that is 120 feet tall can
accommodate three carriers. Co-locating accom-
plishes a few things, in that it requires less unsightlyV
towers to be built, a benefit to the city. It also saves
the companies' time and expense, as the need for a
public hearing and construction of another tower is
eliminated.
Manatee County concerns in drafting its ordi-
nance included provisions regarding tower removal
when satellite technology renders them useless. A
typical tower can cost upward of $100,000 to re-
move, and the county wanted to make sure it would
not be left with that expense. But what happens if a
tower should fall? Or fierce winds should blow it
down?
This brought about the issue of a fall-down ra-
dius, which is the area that would be impacted if the
tower were to fall. Some companies consider the
subject futile because they claim towers won't fall.
A larger fall-down radius translates to leasing more
land.


Typically, towers cover a four-mile radius and
Barrett said in Manatee County the fall-down radius
must be equal to the height of the tower or an engi-
neer must certify that the fall-down radius is smaller.
The fall-down radius is necessary to protect road
rights of way, single-family homes and commercial
buildings.
Commissioner George McKay said the city is
leaning toward tower construction on public prop-
erty and wondered if that could be done. In Mana-
tee County, cellular companies lease mostly private
property to construct towers.
Dye wasn't sure if the ordinance could legally be
written to exclude one or the other, and said he
would have to research the issue.
"Rather than prohibit towers on private or pub-
lic property, direct them to where you want them to
go," Barrett said.
Dye is working on a rough draft of an ordinance.




Anna Maria
None scheduled.

Bradenton Beach
8/20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
8/20, 6:30 p.m., planning
and zoning board meeting.

Holmes Beach
8/14, 9 a.m., code enforcement
board meeting.
8/20, 1 p.m., canal commission meeting.

Of Interest
8/17, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
Organization meeting,
Bradenton Beach City Hall.
8/19, 2 p.m., Island Elected Officials Forum,
Longboat Key Town Hall.


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VI PAGE 4 M AUGUST 12, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Don't forget to vote in Sept. 1 primary


It's election time again in Manatee County.
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 1, to elect
a wide field of candidates in a number of U.S., state and
local races.
One change in voting practices this year is a require-
ment to have photo identification in addition to your voter
I.D. card in order to vote. For those without a photo I.D.,
there is a special form that must be filled out before you
vote.
In the non-partisan races, all voters will be given the
chance to select a county judge and two Sarasota-Mana-
tee Airport Authority seats.
For county judge, group 1, George K. Brown Jr. is
running against Matt McMillan.
For the airport authority, incumbent Dan P. McClure
is faced off against Jay Rotolo for group 1. In Group 2,
voters may vote for either Les Myers, Stephen J. Peirce
or incumbent Edward Stanley.
Manatee County Democrats have two state and one
county race in the offing Sept. 1.
For the state race, incumbent Bob Butterworth is chal-
lenged by Miami attorney Ellis Rubin for attorney general.


For Commissioner of Education, J. Keith Arnold,
Ron Howard and Peter Rudy Wallace are all running on
the Democratic ticket.
In the school board district 1 election, voters may pick
James T. Golden or Barbara A. Harvey.
Also on the Democratic ballot for voters in the county
commission district 2 region is the selection of incumbent
Gwen Brown or challenger Charles B. Smith. The district
is mostly in Palmetto.
Republican voters have a more intense ballot with a
U.S. Senate, five state and three county selections to make.
Charlie Crist and Andy Martin are both running for
U.S. Senate and will face incumbent Bob Graham in
November.
Secretary of State Sandy Mortham is challenged by
Katherine Harris.
For attorney general, Dave Bludworth and Fred
Dudley are both seeking office.
For state treasurer, Tim Ireland and Joseph Smith are
on the ballot.
Fay Culp and Tom Gallagher are Republican chal-
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Landscape signs

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Beach planners
By Paul Roat
A sign of appreciation for "adoptees" of landscaped
rights of way in Holmes Beach has been recommended by
city planners.
The Holmes Beach Planning Commission unani-
mously recommended the city commission approve an
ordinance change to allow small signs to be placed on city
rights of way "by the group, association, individual or
individuals who maintain the city's right of way island
upon which the sign is to be placed." according to the pro-
posed law.
Planner Joe Kennedy suggested the city consider the
number of signs per traffic island that would be permitted.
"1 gLuess if they place one or two or three signs, we
could change it later on." Kennedy said, "although I don't
think people will want to clutter up their landscaping with
a bunch of signs."
Other planners concurred with questioning the city
commission on how many signs should be allowed on a
traffic island.
In a related matter, Planning Commission Bruce
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stance on enforcing some code violations he has noticed
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to be abandoned cars, non-permitted signs and banners in
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Bazzy redux
Memo to: Bradenton Beach Marina owner Allan
Bazzy
From: Bradenton Beach City Commission
Re: Proposal for city to buy marina

Bye-bye, Bazzy.

Our short, to-the-point memorandum sums up
the final decision on Allan Bazzy's offer to sell his
Bradenton Beach Marina to Bradenton Beach.
The issue has been fomenting in the city for
months. Originally thought to provide a long-term
revenue source, city officials directed staff members
to proceed with agreements, contracts and investiga-
tion into the financial resources and potential income
that could be derived from taking over the marina
operation.
On paper at least the meager evidence pro-
vided with Bazzy's offer the city's acquisition of
the three-plus acre marina looked attractive. The
revenue stream, as provided by Bazzy, was positive
and showed potential for great growth during up-
coming decades.
But the tax picture was not quite what Bazzy en-
visioned.
Bazzy said the city, as a governmental entity,
would qualify for low-interest loans and his pro-
jections were based on that assumption.
But city commissioners agreed they didn't want
to run the marina on a day-to-day basis, instead opt-
ing to lease the four businesses on the property to a
"marina manager" most likely to be Bazzy.
Tax laws don't allow the not-for-profit city to
defer income through a lease-operator and still
qualify for low-interest loans. Specifically, federal
tax laws don't prescribe that type of deferred-income
management.
So the matter died.
In our opinion, it's for the best.
We question the wisdom of investing 30 years of
taxpayer-generated income in a business venture that
can succumb to the vagaries of the business world.
As one resident put it, if the marina business were to
fold, every taxpayer in the city would have to fork
over about $5,000 to bail it out.
Are the current city commissioners willing to
place the city at risk to that degree? Apparently not.
Good for them. And the residents of Bradenton
Beach.
Now maybe we can get back to the business of
cutting costs for the city rather than seeking outside
revenue.


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Don't let the bridge
hit you in the ...
A while back a visitor from New Hampshire wrote
the Islander a scathing letter ridiculing our bridge and
SAM.
So once again, we read about a case of that strange
malady that causes a person to spend two or three days
driving to Anna Maria Island, and then can't wait two
or three minutes to get away from it. And then gripes
publicly about it and repeats the trip the following year.
In a couple of weeks here. the total time of that
waiting on the bridge is not likely to add up to more
than ten minutes. even with daily trips to Bradenton for
dining and shopping, as the writer confessed to. It
seems that none of our fine restaurants can stack up to
McDonalds, and the lack of supermarkets and movies
are major deficiencies in our Island as a vacation spot.
As for the cheap parting shot at the members of
SAM (That it must mean Slow As Molasses), I am
reasonably sure that even some non-SAM's would join
the SAM's in assisting our complaining, non-spending
friend from New Hampshire in a prompt, speedy, and
preferably permanent departure across our "cute little
bridge."
Even if we have to personally hold the bridge down
for him.
C. ,.. Martin, Holmies Beach

City can't manage marina
So the City of Bradenton Beach wants to buy the
marina from Allan Bazzy for $6-plus million. Why
would they want to take this beautiful business and ruin
it? It is the only attractive item in my neighborhood.
Don't ruin this too.
If you have any doubts, just take a ride up Highland
Avenue to the police station. They can't take care of
that property so how are they going to keep the
marina in the beautiful state it now is?
There is no management in this city that knows
how to manage even this small property, let alone
run the marina. This has lowered the value of my
property drastically and now they want the marina so
they can blight this area more. With poor manage-
ment, what a joke.


I have pleaded to clean up the area, to no avail. If
they can't take care of this small piece of land, how are
they going to run a marina and keep it beautiful and in
the money-making state it is now?
Will they hire more maintenance people with
taxpayer's money or just let it go to a disgraceful state
and lower the property values of the people on Church
and Highland avenues more than they already have?
It's possible that if you don't own land and pay
only minimal taxes, such as in the trailer parks or with
renters. you may not care quite as much if the city goes
bankrupt. Or it you don't have to look at what 1 do
every time I sit on my patio, things would be different.
1 don't know the situation of the commission mem-
bers, but I doubt if they realize what a situation this
could put the citizens in if they run the marina as poorly
as they do the city. Whether we like him or not. Bazzy
has done a wonderful job of beautification in that area
and I can't see the powers that be of this city being able
to handle all this even if they hire all types of man-
agers. There still has to be a person in charge from the
city. Does anyone have this kind of experience?
Mike Norman's letter a few weeks ago said it all.
We all need to pay attention because it's summer and
the other taxpayers who might have a say are up north.
Hopefully they will have their turn. It seems like any
time major spending decisions are made, it is done
when many locals are up north for the summer.
I have also heard rumors that the city wants to get
rid of its sanitation department. Do the people of
Bradenton Beach know how horrible this would be?
I come from a town up north that had sanitation
such as Waste Management. First the rates kept going
up yearly and the service got worse. They would only
collect one can a week and if the labels weren't off each
bottle, they would not take them. You had to have a
mulch bin in your yard (great for bugs) and lord forbid
if you had anything out of the ordinary you may want
taken away.
Please think about keeping our sanitation depart-
ment. Don't let them shove Waste Management down
our throats. Pretty soon, when the marina begins tak-
ing losses and sanitation costs go up, we won't be able
to afford to live here.
Kathy Schreckengost, Bradenton Beach


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 11, Turn-of-the-Century Anna Maria
by June Alder


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An abandoned officers' quarters on Egmont Key as it looked in 1938.



GOOD NEIGHBORS


In its 25-year history Egmont Key's
Fort Dade named after Major Francis
Dade (hero of the "Dade Massacre" dur-
ing the 1840s Seminole
War) never fired a gun at
an enemy. But it was a life-
saver for Wilbur and Mary
Bean Hall and other settlers
at the turn of the century.
The night the couple ar-
rived, in 1898 with their
baby daughter to take over i
the homestead of Mary's
father (who was on his \
deathbed) Wilbur faced up Dr. J.B. Le
successfully to the chal-
lenge of his lifetime: to deliver, unaided
and alone in the wilderness of the iso-
lated island, his second daughter.
Fortunately, he was within reach
of the fort across the channel where
there was a small hospital. Pioneer
physician and pharmacist Dr. J.B.
Leffingwell tended to Mary and little
Bertha, and in the years between 1898
and 1902 delivered the Halls' three
subsequent children.
Wilbur made arrangements to sup-
ply the fort's commissary with fresh
produce and fruit from his farm. He of-
ten took his pay in trade, bringing back
staples such as rice, grits, beans, salt and
sugar for his growing family.
On foggy nights Mary would tie
several lanterns to their dock to guide
Wilbur. Once he failed to make it home.
He had struck a channel buoy and, rather
then risk going on, had decided to tie up
to it for the night. Mary was relieved to
hear his "hallo" in the chill of the next
morning.
Another time Wilbur sailed over to
Egmont with Sam Cobb. On the way
back a rain storm swamped the boat, and
the men were swept overboard. Sam
used to relish telling the story: how they
both came up spluttering; Cobb let loose
with a few cuss words but all that former
evangelist Wilbur came out with was,
"Oh dear, oh dear."
As time went on "the Army brats"
and the Island kids visited back and
forth. The fort was a great place to play.
There were horses to ride and special
treats from the lonely soldiers. And
there was the thrill of climbing up to the
top of the old lighthouse to see for miles
around through a spyglass. The old
lighthouse keeper, Charlie Moore, could
be counted on to tap his vast store of


effi


tales about Indians and pirates.
Baseball teams from Tampa and
Braidentown came to challenge the
Fort Dade team of which
Johnny Jones, soldier son
W"t of Islanders John and
Sophie Jones, was man-
Sager. He could be sure of a
I good contingent of fans
from Anna Maria to cheer
his "boys" on.
For five years the fort
was merely a collection of
small buildings with quar-
ingwell ters for no more than 100
men. But in 1905 President
Theodore Roosevelt decided to "beef
up" the fort, which would also boost
the local economy.
Contractor for a half-million dol-
lars worth of improvements was H.
Walter Fuller, co-builder of the short-
lived Bradentown trolley in 1903
(Nov. 2 column). Fuller and his fam-
ily lived on Anna Maria Island during
this time. By the time Fuller was
through, Fort Dade was an impres-
sive base with a complement of 300
troops.
A 1910 map shows besides ad-.
ministrative buildings and barracks,
three artillery batteries, an ammuni-
tion storehouse, a hospital, stables, a
mess hall, a gymnasium and a rail-
road track leading to several long
wharves with coal bins.
But by 1915 the fort was inactive,
and in 1923 it was closed down except
for a lone caretaker.
In 1940 the military authorities
held a big auction sale of buildings and
equipment. Islanders were invited to
take their pick of things like doors and
doorknobs, window frames, bathtubs
and plumbing. After that, the remain-
ing empty buildings were set afire.
Now a national wildlife refuge and
popular state park, Egmont is a para-
dise for shell hunters, bird watchers
and the gopher tortoise whose tracks
crisscross the red brick roads leading to
nowhere. Due to the damage traipsing
tourists have done to the ecology, park
supervisors are considering restricting
the public to the north tip. That would
be a pity.

Next: Bird counting
on Passage Key


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9 Y ]OUR IN!


Invite teens to forum
A July 22 article in The Islander B'stander states
"forum planned on youth offender issues." 1 strongly
recommend such a public forum with other possible so-
lutions if it in fact is such a serious problem.
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard wants a 10
p.m. weeknight and 11 p.m. weekend curfew for those
15 years old and under. Is this the age of the "Island
Thugs"? What do we do with the 16-17 year olds who
haven't attained legal age? Are they innocent of van-
dalizing property, breaking and entering suspected
theft, and sleeping in cars? What restrictions would you
impose on them?
Shumard's solution is "It will get them off the
streets." Manatee County Sheriff's Deputy Gary
Sellito's concern is also about not being able to do any-
thing about them hanging around on the streets.
What alternatives are being offered by Anna
Maria, Holmes Beach, and Bradenton Beach public
officials and community representatives? What is of-
fered on the island for these youth to do evenings rather
than be on the streets? Where can they go to just hang
out and rap, play guitars, drums, sing or shoot pool? Is
there a place to dance and enjoy their music, a game
arcade, or a coffee shop where they can socialize?
I don't think raves in Tampa or at Outerlimits in
Bradenton are very smart alternatives and even
Livingston's pool hall is too distant for this under-driv-
ing-age group, but what does Anna Maria Island do to
keep them from being plain bored and out of mischief?
Let's not kid ourselves into thinking that alcohol
- mostly beer and wine easily available at local con-
venience stores and drugs mostly pot are not
major contributing factors to some of the problems.
Local and county law enforcement officers could and
should do a much better job in cracking down on the
suppliers of alcohol to underage youth and known drug
dealers.
Holmes Beach officials: Mayor Carol Whitmore.
Commissioners Dan Maloney and Sandy Haas-Mar-
tens, and Police Chief Jay Romine state that the parents
should take responsibility for their kids. However, let's
face facts.
Many of these teens are living with a grandparent,


have absentee parents or a single working parent who
cannot always be there or monitor the child's where-
abouts. 1 know of some who have slept in cars, in va-
cant lanais, at the beach, on docked boats and in
friends' garages.
How do you punish the parents when many have
basically abandoned or given up on them and have
other priorities? Will placing the burden on the parents
and penalizing them, as well as the youth, resolve the
problem?
I don't think so.
I do not condone the vandalism, break-ins or other
infractions being committed but, most of them would
not happen given other choices. There are always a few
bad apples in every barrel and some of them come from
the mainland.
Kathy Granstad of Anna Maria wrote in "Your
Opinion" of the same week that statistics have not been
provided regarding the severity of this problem and she
has an excellent point. When was the last rape, murder,
drive-by shooting or other serious crime committed on
this island, and were juveniles involved?
Chief Romine also added, "the relatively small
population of youthful offenders often taints the larger
number of good kids."
All I ask is that we Island adults take some respon-
sibility in providing our youth with alternative choices
and places to socialize, rather than a "get-them-off-the-
streets" attitude placing blame elsewhere. They are our
future, and most of them are very nice kids.
If there is going to be a forum, then invite the teens
of the Island to fully participate in the discussions. We
owe it to them, and much more, to let them know we
care about them, value and respect their input, and want
their involvement.
Isn't this better than "just getting them off the
streets?" This is not Pinellas Park.
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This area was designed as a boat ramp.You cannot
utilize this as such without adequate parking for boat
trailers and the vehicles pulling them. We have ob-
served on many occasions that there wasn't ample
room for trailer parking. Adding the portable class-
rooms will create even more congestion.
Having attended boating classes offered by the
CGA, we recognize the importance of the services that
they provide to the community. We do not feel that this
location is in the best interest of the boaters or the lo-
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ramp. The placing of these portable buildings would be
detrimental to the surrounding property values.
We strongly recommend that you reject this plan.
Our recommendation would be that the CGA find a site
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parking spaces and away from a residential area.
R. G. (Bob) and Nancy King, Holmes Beach

Auxiliary 'downright dangerous'
at 63rd Street boat ramp
I have just finished reading the July 22 and July 29
issues of The Islander Bystander concerning the instal-
lation of two temporary buildings at the 63rd Street
Boat Ramp for Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81.
Anyone who regularly uses 62nd Street for ingress
and egress has become familiar with the overflow prob-
lems associated with the ramp. There are vehicles that
park by the tennis courts and also at the rest rooms,
west along the baseball field's right field foul line (and
in more than one instance, on right field itself). This
constitutes a safety hazard for our youngsters, and
when the playing fields are expanded, more parking
will likely be lost.
To think of putting an extra 10 to 15 vehicles in this
area during meetings or training is downright danger-
ous. Not only would parking be chaotic, but for those
boats coming in after sunset, maneuvering trailers
would become an unwelcome adventure.
\We ask the commissioners to come up with a reason-
able alternative that will allow the Coast Guard Auxiliary
to Iunclion properly, protect the ambiance of the nearby
residences and be a welcome addition to our community.
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Surrounded by water, why can't we get a drink?


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The bad news is that the aquifer that provides
much of our drinking water is becoming overdrawn
and can't efficiently replenish itself.
The good news is that it may not have to.
The big aquifer is the Floridan, which runs un-
der this part of Florida and a lot more. It supplies
about one-third of all the tap water consumed on
Anna Maria Island.
The Floridan is about 500 feet down, deepest of
three aquifers here the others are the surficial near
the surface and the intermediate. Thick layers of wa-
terproof clay separate the aquifers.
The Island is fortunate to get its water from
Manatee County, which years ago developed its
main source by damming the Manatee River and
creating Lake Manatee.
That surface water is two-thirds of the county's
water supply, so large and dependable that Manatee
sells water to many other users including Sarasota
County, the Island's three cities and Longboat Key.
The surface water is augmented by up to 13 million
gallons a day of well water pumped at DeWitt Park
in eastern Manatee County.
Bradenton has its own source in the Evers Res-
ervoir on the Braden River, and Sarasota draws wa-
ter from its own wells.
Add to that all the water pumped from wells that
serve agriculture and industry, not to mention many
at older private homes, and it's a huge drag on the
aquifers, says Granville Kinsman.


He manages the hydrologic data section of the
Southwest Florida Water Management District, or
Swiftmud, at its headquarters in Brooksville.
The picture he sees from his data is not reassur-
ing. "Over the decades there has been a downward
trend in the aquifers," he says. "Wells that used to
flow, don't. And the last few years have been drier
than normal.
"There have been improvements lately, more
conscientious use of water by consumers. But there
are more consumers every year, too."
More rain would help the upper aquifers, less so
the big Floridan. It is insulated from the rainwater by
those two layers of clay. It recharges about an inch


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Florida, at the eastern edge of Swiftmud's district,
does recharging take place. There, holes in the lay-
ers of clay permit water to seep down into the
Floridan. Helpfully, that is where most of this
summer's rain has been falling, Kinsman noted.
"There is a limited supply," he said. "The water
we are drawing out has been there in the limestone
for hundreds of thousands of years, and it doesn't re-
plenish easily.
"There is no big crisis now, though, and we are
coming to solutions for the future."
Alternative supplies are looking better and bet-
ter, Kinsman believes.
Cleaning up "used" water and making it fit for
reuse, especially in irrigation, is fairly rapidly ex-
panding, especially in Manatee County.
And desalination, removing salt from sea water,
is almost within reach. Kinsman sees "a good chance
for desalination in the Tampa Bay area in the next
several years."
The process is becoming less costly, he noted,
and disposal of the brine removed from the sea wa-
ter may be less problem than feared rather than
pumping it deep into the ground, as earlier proposed,
now the serious talk is of blending it with sea water
and releasing it into the Gulf of Mexico.
Rain is needed to slow the draw. he said, for dry
weather prompts greater use of the limited well wa-
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Parents take heed
The School Board of Manatee County will not al-
low students to attend school who cannot show proper
proof of immunizations.
Parents may take their children to the Manatee
County Health Department, 410 6th Ave. E., Bradenton,
weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., where immunizations
are provided free of charge, or they may visit their fam-
ily physician or a walk-in-clinic. Parents must provide
prior immunization records for their children.

School registration is
underway
Aug. 24 is the first day of school in Manatee
County, and registration for all students is going on
now. Registration for elementary and middle school
students will close at 4 p.m. Friday. Aug. 21, and re-
open on Tuesday. Aug. 25. Registration for high school
students will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, and
re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Parents can contact their child's school directly
with questions about registration.


Register now for Center's
after-school program
Registration is now open for Time for Learning
Creatively (TLC), the state-licensed after-school pro-
gram for ages 5 through 12 at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center.
Registration paperwork must be on file before a
student may attend TLC. Anyone who participated in
the Center's summer camp program must complete
new enrollment forms prior to the start of school Mon-
day, Aug. 24.
TLC staff will offer care beginning at noon for kin-
dergartners, who will be released early the first week
of school.
The after-school program is under the direction of
Suzanne Malone. a certified teacher who worked at the
Center in 1997 and returned as education director this
past .June.
TLC offers educational enrichment, homework
assistance and recreational activities from 3 to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday. The program includes trans-
portation from Anna Maria Elementary School to the
Center and offers transportation home to select stops
for residents of Bradenton Beach.
The program also includes a healthy snack, preven-
tion education and opportunities for one-on-one tutor-
ing by qualified volunteers. All TLC staff members are
certified teachers who also meet the licensing require-
ments of the Florida Department of Children and Fami-
lies, formerly HRS.
TLC also provides care for all students on early-
release days, days off and during Christmas and spring
breaks.
TLC fees are $25 per week per child for after-
school care during regular school weeks. There is a $5
additional cost for half days. Full days off run $10 per
child. The fee for kindergartners Aug. 24 to 28 will he
$50.
Registration forms are available at the Center, 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City. Center hours are
front 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For
more information, call 778-1908.


Roller blade schedule
at Community Center
The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407
Magnolia Ave.. Anna Maria, offers a family skate night
every Thursday in the air-conditioned comfort of its
recently renovated gymnasium.
For a fee of $2 per family, all ages are invited to
strap on the blades from 6:30 to 8 p.m. At 8 p.m. the
goal nets come out for an hour of roller hockey. Hel-
mets, preferably with face guards, and knee pads are
required.
Roller hockey scrimmages are also scheduled most
Saturday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 5 through 16
years. There is a five-month fee of $35 per player and
registration is required prior to play. Forms are avail-
able at the Center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
through Saturday.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.


Greetings from the Great Wall
The son and daughter-in-law of Holmes Beach
resident Eloise Hunter Brian and Ginellen Hunter
of Shreveport, Louisiana, and their son David -
recently made a trip to Beijing, China, and brought
the Islander to one of the seven wonders of the
Middle Ages The Great Wall of China. This
wonder is identifiable from outer space. When first
built, the wall stretched for 1,500 miles. Several
hundred miles of the Great Wall remain intact.


Sunday school party
Aug. 21 at Roser Church
Roser Memorial Community Church is giving a
party. btiffet and workshop for both present and pro-
spective Sunday School teachers from 6 to 9 p.m. Fri-
day. Aug. 21. in the Fellowship Hall. The curriculum
for the workshop will focus on how to discipline effi-
ciently, set classroom goals and teach in the way chil-
dren learn most effectively.
Register in advance by calling 778-0414. Roser
Memorial Community Church is located at 512 Pine
Ave.. Anna Maria.

Reminder: youth soccer
camp next week
Anna Maria Island Community Center Athletic
Director Seth Groseclose reminds parents and boys and
girls ages 5 through 16 that the 1998 youth soccer sea-
son fast approaches.
The unofficial season begins next week with the
annual three-session soccer camp from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 21. Camp
is not a requirement for registration in the upcoming
youth soccer league. Camp fees will he $20 for Center
members and $25 for non-members and includes a
camp T-shirt and skills assessment. Registration by
Aug. 18 is required.
Registration for the soccer season will conclude
from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 1. and Tuesday. Aug.
25. Anyone not registered by Aug. 25 cannot be guar-
anteed a place on a team. Cost for the season is $30 per
child for members and $25 for each additional child in
the same family. Non-member fees are $35 for the first
child and $30 for subsequent children.
Annual youth memberships at the Center are $5 per
child and allow discounted fees for all Center pro-
giams.
Mandatory soccer league tryouts will be held by
age group on Wednesday and Thursday nights, Aug. 26
and 27. All players registered will be placed on a team.
The season will kick off with a fundraiser dinner
at the Center Friday, Sept. I followed by the 1998
jamboree on Saturday, Sept. 12. League play will com-
mence on Sept. 14.
For those who did not receive registration forms in
the mail for soccer camp and the season, they are avail-
able at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria,
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For
more information, call 778-1908.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 AUGUST 12, 1998 0 PAGE 11 liE


Center's Aug. 22 family event

stars Bob Delaney


By Cynthia Finn
Special to The Islander
Attention parents, teens and family members of all
ages.
There's a man of positive thought, feeling and ac-
tion coming to town. And he'll be here just in time to
help you and your kids get inspired for the 1998-99
school year.
"REACH for the Stars," a family-oriented back-to-
school event, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Aug. 22, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Responsible Educated Adolescents Can Help
(REACH) is a Center program.
The event will feature a full-length motivational
message for boys and girls ages 12 through 17 and
parents by veteran National Basketball Association
referee Bob Delaney.
A New Jersey native, Delaney is a former 14-year
state trooper who is soon to enter his 12th season as
floor-and-board arbitrator between the likes of Michael
Jordan and Grant Hill, and coaches-like Larry Byrd,
Phil Jackson and Pat Riley.
His professional speaking talents have inspired
corporate boards, university and high school educators
and students and inner-city children and families alike.
His endorsements as a charitable fundraiser and a mo-
tivational speaker come from a multitude of national
arenas.
In a nutshell, Delaney is a give-back kind of guy,
tough enough to hang on some tough-guy stages, gentle
enough to be a long-time loving husband and father,
and ever grateful enough to share what he's lived and
learned in a day and age when bad and bizarre sells
more newspapers than straight and narrow.
"Positive thinking is what makes people success-
ful," Delaney says.
His own spiritual path has been motivated by the
attitudes of men like famed pro football coach Vince
Lombardi, whose words are highlighted in Delaney's
business brochure:

Karate classes at
Cortez Center
Registration for the second session of Ka-
rate classes at the Cortez Community Center is
open to all youth ages 5 to 17. The classes are
from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. on Mondays and Thurs-
days. The classes are taught on an individual
basis and can be joined at any time.
The cost is $6 per week, paid in advance. Stu-
dents are not required to wear a uniform, though
they may be more comfortable doing so. There is
a special reduced price for the uniform available to
new registrants. Classes are limited to 12 trainees.
To register, call 792-7494. or sign up at the
Cortez Community Center. 4517 123 St. Ct. W..
Cortez. between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Parents need-
ing more information can speak with the in-
structor on Mondays at 6:20 p.m.

Art work displayed at
Ringling School
Selby Gallery at Ringling School of Art and Design
will present Tom Feelings "The Middle Passage," a series
of 52 illustrations from the book, "The Middle Passage:
White Ships/Black Cargo," Aug. 17-Sept. 26.
Also, faculty will show their artwork in the Ringling
School Summer Faculty Showcase at the Lieberman Gal-
lery in Sarasota's Main Plaza, Aug. 15 through Sept. 7.
Exhibitions are free and may be viewed daily from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. For information call Martie Lieberman at
388-1400.

Selby September classes
Classes at Selby Gardens in September are for avid
gardeners, artists, nature lovers and orchid enthusiasts.
The classes are Pastels & Pencils, Rain Forest Safari,
Drawing Trees, Nature Printing on Fabric. Discovering
Dendrobiums, Designing with Dried Flowers, and
Tropical Plant Gardening.
The prices for each class range from $15 to $55.
For registration and schedule information, call Kathy
Rcy at 366-5731, extension 52.


"Individual commitment to a group effort that's
what makes a team work, a company work, a civiliza-
tion work."

Countywide event
"We're very blessed that Bob Delaney has agreed
to share his message with all of us at this time," says
Center Executive Director Pierrette Kelly.
"There's been a lot of negative press this summer
about our local adolescents. It's time to talk about so-
lutions," she says.
The Center first made contact with Delaney last
summer. He agreed then to come out to the Island and
set the stage for the Aug. 22 back-to-school celebration
sponsored by the Center's REACH Program.
Partially funded with county Children's Services
tax dollars, REACH offers positive, supervised activi-
ties, training and leadership programs for teens.
Delanev will begin his teen presentation in the
Center gymnasium at 5 p.m., followed by a presenta-
tion to parents alone and concluding with a joint pre-
sentation for both generations.
Teens without parents and parents without teens
are invited to benefit from Delaney's message.

Food, fun ... free
Outside on the Center's sports fields, there will be
a high-bouncing moonwalk for young children, finger-
printing by representatives of the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office, informational displays and the sale of
hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and Italian ice.
The evening will conclude with a class-C fireworks
display donated and presented by Jim Taylor. owner of
Taylor-Made Pyrotechnical Entertainment. Holmes
Beach.
Admission to the event is free for all ages.
Proceeds from the back-to-school affair will ben-
efit REACH and United Way of Manatee County.
For more information, call Cynthia Finn or Seth
Groseclose at the Center. 778-1908.

Farewell to Manatee
Players musical director
The Manatee Players is having an "appreciation
roast" for retiring musical director Jo Snyder.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. Aug. 21.
with a cash bar cocktail hour followed by a buffet din-
ner. The event costs $25 per person and final payment
must be received by Aug. 14.
For reservations, call Linda Thomas at 747-5500.
The dinner will be held at the Bradenton County Club.
4646 9th Ave. W.. Bradenton.

Join Center, Albertson's as
'Community Partners'
The Anna Maria Island Colmmunityl Center is
scarchinc for businesses, individuals or families \\ho
shop at Albertson's Food Stores, locally, across the
state or nationwide.
The enterr is a member of Alhertson's Inc.'s Com-
mlnnilv IPI tln ers lProgri.aM ;Iid could earln up to S7.20()
annually based on participants' purchases.
Interested participants receive a bar-coded plastic
card to be scanned at check-ou t any time they shop at
Albertson's. The corporation makes quarterly contribu-
tions to the Center, up to a maximum of $1,800. Con-
tributions earned apply to merchandise sales after all
discounts and coupons are applied. Credited sales do
not include sales tax or customer service items.
Community Partners cards can be obtained by mail
by contacting Diana Robinson at the Center, 778-1908.

MCC requests donations
Starloe Galletta, president of the Manatee Commul-
nity College Student G(overnment Association, is re-
questing contributions Iron businesses to go toward
raising funds for single l parent scholarships.
The contributions should be in the foriii of prizes.
Each month MCC( sludeinls will have the opportunity to
purchase raffle tickets which will enter their namess in
a drawing for various prizes. All proceeds will go to
Single Parent Scholarships.
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What about Bob?
It's really not Island news, but certainly fitting for
Florida. It's "Maximum Bob," the newest, er, the only,
show making a summer debut on TV.
It's a brazen thing to do according to my inside TV
source a new summer show.
And brazen's the word for "Maximum Bob."
It's based on a novel by Elmore Leonard, author of
"Get Shorty" and "Out of Sight." He lives in Michigan
but gives us a distinct "Florida Cracker" insight in this
novel.
I was just walking through my living room when
I happened to catch a glimpse of mermaids performing
at Weeki Wachee Spring on the TV screen. So, I kinda
kept watching and doing other things to see where what
I thought was a little news feature would take me.
Well, many laughs and an hour later, I was sorry I
hadn't taped the show so I could watch the whole thing
again, and anxiously awaiting the next broadcast of this
quasi-comedy/off-beat drama starring Beau Bridges as
Judge Bob Gibbs.
The whole show is focused in Florida, most of it in
fictional "Deepwater." And how. Everyone in this town
is in deep water. As a matter of fact, one of the first
laughs (aside from the comedy scene at Weeki
Wachee) is when the cop walks up to a lady's car he's
just pulled over and says, "You're in deep water."
Yeah, she's thinking, not having noticed the road
sign she whizzed past a few miles back, "You're enter-
ing Deepwater, Florida."
She turns out to be public defender Kathy Baker,
played by Liz Vassey, and following an offer to get off
with a bribe and a sexual affront during his search, she
confiscates his gun and locks him in his own trunk.
Once in town, she reports to the sheriff (who turns
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road, surrenders his keys and heads off to see her as-
signed client, Sonny.
After the arraignment. Judge Bob puts the moves
on Miami attorney Baker, and orders her to jail for
contempt when she refuses his advances.
In jail she meets the mother of Sonny's boyfriend
Elvin, a swamp-residing character born of two first
cousins, herself married to her half brother (or some
such explanation as that she talked fast and funny).
While getting acquainted, she explains the whole fam-
ily including her dumb/dumber twin sons wear large-
frame black-rim glasses which they "buy in bulk."
Small wonder, eh?
Back to the mermaids and the show opening at
Weeki Wachee Spring. Young women were perform-
ing underwater drinking Coca-Cola. smiling, posing
and posturing for the show that has been an ongoing
attraction for years and years. With the crowd pressed
up to the windows watching, one of the mermaids is set
to do her banana-eating stint when one of the onlook-
ers notices an alligator approaching overhead in the
spring, directly over the mermaid.
She lifts her head for the first bite of the banana and
sees the gator. freaks, loses her air tube and drifts to-
ward the window where the spirt of a 19th century
slave lifts her to safety. She remains a little "air
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And she's the judge's wife. Eventually, the dumb
twins are ordered to scare mermaid wife by planting a
dead alligator in the house, which turns out to be a very
live alligator. But, "He didn't stay dead," as one of
them says.
It seems the judge hired them to do the deed, in the
hopes of sending his wife running back to wherever -
Michigan maybe so he can date and enjoy his free-
dom and his orchids.
She's terrified. The pet poodle is devoured. Elvin
shows up and kidnaps her as ransom for Sonny's re-
lease and a slew of cops show up to shoot the gator -
unsuccessfully until the sheriff arrives and drops it
with a shot to the head.
Elvin runs away from his swamp shack on an air-
boat when he thinks his kidnapped mermaid has put a
spell on the shack, causing it to shake. It turns out to
be jet noise.
What a saga. Amid all this, Judge Bob freaks out
in court and throws the book at Sonny, whose crime
was breaking probation by drinking one beer.
"You mean I can go to jail but I can't drink a beer,"
he says.
But "Maximum Bob" sentences Sonny again for
his original crime, committed as a juvenile, that of a
convenience-store robbery in Delray which resulted in
the clerk's demise from a heart attack. He orders "Elec-
trocution."
Someone reminds the judge that old "Sparky," the
electric chair, threw sparks the last time it was used, to
which he replies, "Isn't that the point?"
It's a busy show. You can't look away for fear
something more hilarious than the last incident will slip
by you.
It's like a Cortezian thought up a comedy and
added craziness, swamp characters, bad justice and
Florida-cracker charm times 10.
"Maximum Bob" is a great spoof on "Floridians."
It's bound to deter some highfalutin tourism, if
highfalutin types ever watch TV or consider a trip to
the Everglades.
Otherwise, I know some folks in Wisconsin who'll
be down in a flash. searching for Deepwater.
It's wild. See you in front of the TV. Tuesday at
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Aug. 5, property damage, 100 block of Magno-
lia Avenue. Unknown driver drove or backed car
into or tore down large portion of a wooden rail
separating roadway from the beach. Damage $300.

Bradenton Beach
Aug. 1, criminal mischief, 2500 block of Gulf
Drive. Dent battered into a parked auto.
Aug. 2, drunk and disorderly, Coquina Beach.
Man appearing drunk was disorderly, then abusive
to officers. Lifeguard issued trespass warning ban-
ning the man from any Manatee County public beach
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duct.
Aug. 2, drunk driving, 1400 block of Gulf Drive
South. Driver lost control of southbound pickup
truck which struck a power pole. Subject failed field
sobriety test and later blood test, charged with driv-
ing under the influence of alcohol.
Aug. 2, disturbance, 1300 block of Gulf Drive
North. Woman was noisy and apparently intoxicated
at resort pool. Officer learned she had argued with


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her husband and came to Island and drank. Found
her parked auto, sent her by cab to her home in West
Bradenton.
Aug. 4, found property, 200 block of Gulf Drive
North. Manatee County public works employee
found wallet in parking lot, turned it over to police.
Owner notified, reclaimed wallet.
Aug. 5, criminal mischief, 2800 block of Avenue C.
Resident returned home to find window smashed in front
door, no suspect, no further evidence. Damage $150.

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Aug. 1, trespass, 200 block of 72nd Street. Ex-
husband entered back porch of woman's home twice
despite trespass warning. Arrested for two counts of
burglary, taken to Manatee County jail.
Aug. 1, unconscious woman, 5400 block of Ma-
rina Drive. Woman, 62, passed out in store, bruised
cheek on floor. She advised officer she was a cancer
patient on chemotherapy and had no food all day,
"just got weak." Medical personnel checked, found
no treatment needed.
Aug. 1, boat aground, Key Royale. Officer spot-
ted small vessel aground at bayside, notified owner
and helped him refloat the boat.
Aug. 2, suspicious coon, 5800 block of Sunrise
Lane. Resident said a raccoon had been hanging
around his place and acting in an unusual manner.



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Officer checked area, didn't find the animal, advised
the homeowner to call again if it showed up.
Aug. 2, trespass, 5801 Marina Drive, city hall.
Vehicle drove out of construction site with long 2x4
board hanging out the rear. Driver and passenger
told police officer they had taken it as scrap from a
Dumpster. Officer told them to put it back where
they got it and ask the job foreman for scrap 2x4s,
issued them a trespass warning.
Aug. 2, driving with license suspended, 100
block of Gulf Drive. Mo-ped with passenger squat-
ting on metal rack at rear was stopped, driver's li-
cense found to have been suspended, he was cited
for DWLS. Passenger's license also had been sus-
pended but he had it on his person; it was confis-
cated, no citation issued.
Aug. 2, loud music, 5200 block of Gulf Drive.
Anonymous caller complained of loud music from a
parked vehicle. Occupant agreed to keep it down.
Aug. 3, found boat, 71st Street beach. Found
jonboat pulled into sea oats on beach, transported it
to Holmes Beach Police Department boat area.
Owner identified through boat registration number
as Temple Terrace resident who was staying at a
condo here. Boat was returned to him.
Aug. 4, alarm, 100 block of Sunset Lane. Found
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 14


sliding glass door had been left open when window
washer was cleaning door, triggered the alarm.
Aug. 4, mischief, 2800 block of Avenue E.
Owner said she had evicted a couple, they damaged
walls and left garbage strewn through apartment.
Officer advised her it was a civil matter and she
would have to go through civil court for any redress.
Aug. 4, lines down, 2700 block of Gulf Drive.
Officer isolated and protected the area where elec-
tric power lines were on the ground until power com-
pany crews arrived.
Aug. 5, theft, 500 block of 70th Street. Barbecue
grill stolen from back yard of residence, no suspects.
Aug. 5, recovery, 5400 block of Holmes Boule-
vard. Man asked police to assist him in getting his
clothing from an apartment he had shared with an-
other. No problems.
Aug. 5, stuck truck, 5300 block of Gulf Drive.
Tractor trailer completely across street, truck stuck
in gear and not moveable. Officer directed traffic
until truck repaired and the rig moved.
Aug. 5, suspicious light, 100 block of 48th
Street. Resident reported light was on in neighbor-
ing house whose owner was out of town. Officer
found it to be a night light, all secure.
Aug. 5, assistance, 300 block of Clark Drive.
Man called from out of town asking police to check
his son, whom he thought was intoxicated and might
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5324 Marina Drive, July 24. She added that three
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sober, and stating he wasn't about to harm himself
or anyone else.
Aug. 6, locked in, 600 block of Dundee Lane.
Medical alert, resident was found to have locked her
front door and couldn't get out, activated the alert.
Aug. 6. suspicious activity, beach at 4000 block
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Island Sports

The week

By Kevin P. Cassidv


IFC's Fairweather scores!
Island Football Club continued its recent string of
well-played soccer Sunday against Willow Road at
Blackstone Park in Palmetto.
Willow Road boasting 11 new players trailed
the Islanders 1-0 before the referee called the game
with 25 minutes left to play due to lightning occurring
with a storm that blew into the area. The game will be
replayed at a later date.
IFC scored the only goal on a nice run by Ken
Bowers, who was rewarded for his effort when Nick
LeDuc found him with a well-placed pass up the right
wing. The rest was all Bowers as he outran two defend-
ers before hitting a shot that squirted underneath Wil-
low Road's goal keeper for the lead goal.
For the third week in a row, IFC put on a passing
clinic in controlling the ball for long stretches of time.
Making the team's performance even more impressive
is the fact that many IFC members were out late the
night before celebrating the marriage of Elizabeth and
teammate Jeff Lonzo. Congratulations to Jeff and Liz
and the rest of the Lonzo clan.
IFC members would like to say goodbye to friend
and teammate Ian Fairweather who is going back to
Rhode Island for school. Fairweather tried to transfer
to Ft. Lauderdale and had hoped to play for IFC this
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 16


The O'Connor twins, Billy and George, have ar-
ranged a pre-bowl party and registration will be held at
the Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St., Bradenton
Beach, on the evening of the tournament from 5:30-
7:15 p.m. Bowling starts at 7:30 p.m.
An awards ceremony and party will be held at the
Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton
Beach, following the bowling tournament. Raffle
prizes will be drawn and a special drawing will be held
from tickets entered at the lanes for strikes and spares
at $1 a roll with the winner taking home a brand new
25-inch Sanyo TV donated by Circuit City and The
Islander Bystander.
For information, call Billy O'Connor at 778-7688
- or just show up, sign up and bowl.

Soccer camp
I want to remind everyone to sign their kids up for
the upcoming Anna Maria Island Community Center
Soccer Camp. The camp takes place on Aug. 19, 20 and
21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for children ages 5 to 13.
Conducting training at camp for the third year will
be members of the adult-amateur IFC soccer team that
plays in the first division of the Florida Suncoast Soc-
cer League. For more information call the Center at
778-1908.


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Islanders at last year's 0 'Connor Bowling Tournament were preoccupied with entries to win a big-screen TV.
Raffle entries are earned with strikes and spares on two designated lanes after paying for a chance. A 25-inch Sanyo
TV has been donated for this year's prize by 77e Islander Bystander and Circuit City. Registration starts at 5:30
p.m. at the Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, the day of the tournament. Bowling is at 7:30 p.m.
at GahLVa Lunes. An awards ceremony, raffle drawing and party will be held at the Beach House restaurant imme-
diate ly following the tournament. The cost to enter is $12. which includes three games of bowling and shoe rental.
Proceeds will benefit the youth sports at the Anna Maria Island Community Center and the Island Football Club's
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Some Sarasota Bay dolphin tales


Let's start this column with a factoid: the home
range, social, health and.demographic patterns of
bottlenose dolphins are known in greater detail in
and around Sarasota Bay than anywhere else in the
world.
The study began in 1970 through the efforts of
Dr. Randall Wells at Mote Marine Laboratory. His
studies found there are three distinct groups of dol-
phins. Tursiops truncatis, found in the area: a Gulf
of Mexico community, a Passage Key Inlet-Tampa
Bay community, and a Sarasota Bay community.
Although the groups do have some overlap, they are
for the most part distinct communities.
The Sarasota Bay dolphin community has been
the focus of much of the study by Wells and his
group. The range of the dolphin group is from south-
ern Tampa Bay to the Siesta Key area, including
Terra Ceia Bay. The range has been stable since the
study began, and about 100 dolphins inhabit the
area.
Although dolphins do move through the area
with some regularity, not unlike humans there are
some favorite spots where the marine mammals like
to hang out at different times of the year.
Generally, the inshore waters are popular for
dolphins during the summer months. In the winter,
the dolphins move to the passes and just off the coast
in the Gulf. Wells believes the reason for the move-
ment is to finding food, avoiding predators and pro-
ducing more dolphins.

Food, sharks and mating
The 100 or so dolphins in Sarasota Bay have an
average weight of 403 pounds. Wells estimates dol-
phins eat about 16 pounds of fish a day, mostly mul-
let, pinfish and pigfish. Part of their movement may
be attributed to mullet migrations mullet are
found in the seagrass beds of the bays during the
summer, then move to the passes and offshore in the
winter. Dolphin in part follow their grocery store.


Another reason for staving in the shallows dur-
ing the summer is to avoid potential predators,
mostly bull sharks. Sharks roam the beaches and
near-shore Gulf waters in the summer, and dolphins
avoid those areas to avoid shark attacks.
Wells found that about 22 percent of Sarasota
Bay dolphins have healed shark scars, although it's
not certain whether they were intentional shark at-
tacks or merely accidents since sharks and dolphins
often feed on the same schools of fish.
Female dolphins tend to give birth to calves in
the shallows during summer. .WeIlls recorded high
concentrations of females and calves in Palma Sola
Bav, Anna Maria Sound and the Manatee River dur-
inc the summer.
Wells speculates that the enclosed areas provide
a smaller area for calves to roam and make it easier
to reunite with their mothers if separated sort of
like a big crib.
It's also easier for young dolphins to nurse and
learn to breathe in shallow water.
Young dolphins stay close to their mothers for
three to six years. They then form "sub-adult"
groups comprising mostly males, with females stay-
ing close to other females and their mothers.
Males form strong bonds during this time, and
often travel together in pairs for much of their lives.
However, older males often spend more time with
older females than younger males.
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then hang with friends of the same sex, then make
deep attachments with friends of their own sex, then
get married.

Different areas, different sexes
Wells found female dolphins to be more stay-at-
home types than males. Females tend to congregate
in groLups and seldom roam the entire Sarasota Bay
range.
Males, on the other hand. travel more and often
disappear for extended periods of time, leading to
the possibility that males travel outside the Sarasota
Bay community and visit other areas and see
other females to broaden the dolphin gene pool.

Sandscript factoid
Those who've grumbled about lousy weekend
weather now ha\e some facts to back them up. A sci-
entific study has found it really does rain more on
the weekends than mid-week.
A group of climatologists from Arizona State
University have taken a statistical look at weather
patterns from Florida to Nova Scotia since 1946.
Their results indicate Saturdays receive 22 percent
more rain than Mondays.
The reason behind the weather anomaly is air
pollution. Commuters driving to and from work dur-
ing the week produce more air pollution than what's
created on weekends. The air pollution generates
tons of airborne particles that serve as "seeds" for
water droplets.
What's more. hurricanes that reach shore on the
weekends have wind speeds as much as 12 mph less
than mid-week storms. The winds are less on week-
ends, the researchers say, because rainfall dimin-
ishes the storm's power.
Scientists found that rain falls in a seven-day
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Fishing remains just about perfect


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Summer fishing action is excellent right now, with
shark fishing about at its peak for nighttime anglers.
Mangrove snapper are thick just about everywhere,
redfish are starting to school in the seagrass flats near
mangroves, and offshore fishing for grouper is excel-
lent.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report good
catches of snapper, pompano, Spanish mackerel and
catch-and-release snook.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in mackerel and mangrove snapper during the day,
while night fishers report catch-and-release snook and
more snapper.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said redfish are beginning to school in the
seagrass flats. Trout are plentiful, but he's finding them
small in size. Snook have been moving in off the
beaches big time after the full moon, and mangrove
snapper are just about everywhere. Tarpon are on the
wane, but pompano action is starting to really pick up,
Capt. Zack added.
Capt. Dave Pinkham on the Legend said a trip with
some visitors from France produced lots of Spanish
mackerel, gag grouper, mangrove snapper and trigger-
fish.
Capt. Thorn Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
getting redfish over the slot limit in Miguel Bay, snap-
per up to 15 inches and trout in the deeper seagrass
beds.
Capt. Ray Markham said he's finding lots of red-
fish in Miguel, a few small catch-and-release snook and
some keeper flounder. His best bait is artificial lures,
he added.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishers report excellent catches of redfish in the shal-
lows near mangroves, although young manatees have
been cruising around the fishing grounds and stirring
up the fish. Trout are scattered, but there are some nice-
sized catch-and-release snook being caught and a few
tarpon hanging around the beaches. Shrimp are finally
starting to come back, Carl added.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's getting sharks on
the bulkhead, trout on the flats and a few tarpon and
permit.
On my boat Magic we caught more than 30 reds,
most up to 30 inches in size, on one trip last week.
We're also getting into lots of mangrove snapper in the


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15-inch range. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Nammicher of
Bradenton Beach had a limit catch of reds and man-
grove snapper on one charter.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said trout are the
best bet for backwater anglers, as well as mangrove
snapper along the Intracoastal Waterway. Shark fish-
ing at night is at its peak right now. Offshore bottom
fishing remains excellent with keeper grouper being
caught within sight of land.
At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, there are lots
of sharks being caught at night, mackerel in the morn-
ings and some nice-sized flounder and mangrove snap-
per almost an) time.
Capt. Eric Bergen and Capt. Dennis Schavey
said they are still catching lots of grouper and snapper
offshore, plus a few dolphin.
Capt. Mike Greig said he's getting lots of man-
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The winners in the Aug. 5 horseshoe games
were Jim Spencer of Cortez and Jack Cooper of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were George Landraitis
of Cortez and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Aug. 8 games were George
McKay of Anna Maria and Chris McNamara of
Holmes Beach. Runners-up were Cooper and Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get underway every
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City Hall Park. 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
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trip they caught a 7 1/2-foot-long hammerhead.
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Island property transactions
109-111 Magnolia, Anna Maria, three ground-
level duplexes of 4,819 sfla totaling 12bed/6bath built
in 1973 on 150x100 lot, was sold 7/6/98, Hynton &
Feagles to Butner, for $556,000; list $595,000.
117 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach, 9 Bay View
Terrace, a 2bed/lbath 729 sfla condo built in 1973, was
sold 7/6/98, Landesman to Greenlee, for $70,000; list
$77,500.
205 78th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 966
sfla 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1950, was sold 7/7/98,
Lacios to Alexander, for $164,500; list unknown.
2312 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 204 Sunset Ter-
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1982, was sold 7/7/98, Pillon to Anderson, for
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6250 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, 55 North
Beach Village, an elevated 3bed/2bath/2car 1,532 sfla
townhouse condo built in 1992, was sold 7/7/98,
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2905 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, a 50x100 lot, was
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By Chief B.P. Huff
Officer in Charge, U'S. Coast Guard, Cortez
Special Note: The U.S. Coast Guard celebrated its
208th birthday Aug. 4. The Coast Guard was "born" as
the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790 and provided with 10
armed cutters whose duties were to protect and ensure
revenue collection, provide protection for the seashore
and promote safe and efficient marine transportation.
Also, congratulations to MK3 Timothy R. Davis,
who was awarded the honor of "Sailor of the Quarter"
for his devotion to duty, station personnel and family/
uphold the highest traditions of the Coast Guard.
July 28, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a catamaran waving a dis-
tress flag south of the Ringling Bridge. A Coast Guard
boat responded, but a Good Samaritan had towed the
disabled vessel to safe moorings.
July 28, Boarding. A 15-foot vessel was boarded
in Anna Maria Sound. The vessel was found to be in
compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 28, Boarding. A 16-foot catamaran was
boarded in Sarasota Bay. The vessel was found to be
in compliance with all applicable federal laws.
July 28, Search and rescue /assistance. While escort-
ing a boat to port, a Coast Guard boat was stopped by
another boater and informed of a man who had jumped off
the Ringling Bridge, was caught in the current and was
clinging to a piling. The man had jumped into the water
to retrieve a fishing rod. He was found and taken to shore.
July 29, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel 10 miles offshore
taking on water through an engine hose. The vessel was


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Bimini Pass dredging


delayed once again


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The long-anticipated dredging of Bimini Pass has
once again been put on hold, said Holmes Beach Pub-
lic Works Supervisor Joe Duennes.
The delay is at the request of Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection officials who
want to explore the possibility of building a dune on
the south side of the Anna Maria City Pier using
spoil taken from the pass, Duennes explained.
Two years ago the cities of Holmes Beach and
Anna Maria agreed to jointly dredge the pass. They
each contributed $50,000 to the project and ob-
tained a $150,000 grant from the West Coast Inland
Navigation District for the remainder of the cost.


instructed to stop, and the flooding stopped. A Coast
Guard boat responded and assisted in pumping out the
boat, which later safely returned to port on one engine.
Aug. 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of an unmanned boat adrift near Marker
15 in Sarasota Bay. A Coast Guard boat responded, lo-
cated the vessel and checked the area for passengers, none
of whom were found. The vessel was determined to be a
derelict and towed to Centennial Park.
Aug. 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of an unmanned pontoon boat
adrift near the south end of Jewfish Key. A Coast






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The cities hired an engineering firm to survey
the channel and expedite permitting. The survey
determined that 10,000 cubic yards of material
must be removed.
"Due to prohibitive costs associated with han-
dling and disposing of the material, our project be-
came a candidate for hydraulic dredging, which
required a DEP permit," Duennes noted.
More engineering studies were required to en-
sure that seagrass beds were not damaged. These
studies were completed to the satisfaction of the
DEP, Duennes said.
City officials were hoping to begin the project
after meeting with DEP officials in July but instead
they learned about the latest delay.


Guard boat responded, located the boat and found the
boat's operator returning to the vessel with equipment
to repair the boat, which was fixed and required no
further assistance.
Aug. 1, Search and rescue /assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a fire aboard a 29-foot
power boat in the Manatee River. The passengers aban-
doned the vessel and were picked up by a Good Sa-
maritan. A Coast Guard boat responded and deter-
mined the engine had overheated and forced the pas-
sengers out of the cabin. The boat was towed to safe
moorings by a neighbor of the owner.

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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.

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

- BIKES FOR SALE! Beach cruisers, men and ladies,
six months new. Paid $189, asking $59.95. Call 778-
7757 or 778-3763 evenings.

KENMORE REFRIGERATOR and stove in good
condition. Reasonable, call 778-6065.

MOVING SALE: Wall unit in three sections $75,
Exercycle $50, table with five chairs (porch furniture)
$75. Call 778-4555.

KING SIZE BED in excellent condition. $200 or will
trade for double bed of equal value and condition.
778-6133.

KING SIZE WATERBED Excellent $200. 778-4003.

HOOVER WIND TUNNEL Supreme micro-filtration
upright vacuum for clean, filtered air. Brand new -
never used. Sells for $280, asking $200. 778-1102.


CLAW-FOOT TIGER OAK Antique Dresser. Excel-
lent condition. $250. 778-5880.

TEAL FIVE-PIECE patio set. New! Paid $800. Sell
for $450. Beautiful contemporary floral loveseat.
New! Paid $800. Sell for $250. White trundle bed
$100. Kenmore washer and dryer. Work great!
$150. Quickbooks Pro small-business software.
$50. 778-4107 before Friday.

QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA and oversized chair with
matching ottoman. 54-inch Phillips-Magnavox TV,
good condition. Two 19-inch TVs. 761-0510


MOVING SALE Saturday, August 15, 9 .m. to 3 p.m.
Something for everyone! Don't miss this one! 506
Magnolia Avenue.

MOVING SALE Saturday, August 15, 8 a.m. King-
size bed and frame; bedroom set by Stanley, Lazy
Boy sleeper sofa, clothing, tools, dishes, toys, new
bicycles, a lot of miscellaneous items. 506 71st
Street, Holmes Beach.


LOST: WHITE DOMESTIC short-hair male cat,
green eyes, no collar. Vicinity of 78th and Gulf Drive.
Missing since 8/5, needs medications. Any info
greatly appreciated. Reward. 778-3692.


LOST CAT: "Lucky," last seen Aug. 1, Bridge Street
area. White/apricot striped tail and eartips. Black
collar with bell. Seven year old Joey is heart broken.
Any information, please call 778-8595.


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

BARB'S OFFICE CENTER. Professional typing,
business cards, rubber stamps, fax services, qual-
ity copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine
Avenue, 778-5357.

WANTED: BEACH FRONT Gulf with deck. Range
$3,000 to $3,800 per month. Two month rental,
March-April, 1999. Two or three bedroom, cable TV.
Call 412-242-2862.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE and preschool. Places avail-
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convenient location close to everything with private Marina Isles. 4BR/3.5BA has wrap-
large front porch area, covered parking for around windows, pool, large eat-in kitchen.
boat/cars, hurricane shutters, new carpet Loft tower has special roof top views.
and more! $198,000. $589,000


SPACIOUS CANALFRONT HOME! Two
separate living room areas, plus Florida room
leading to tropical back yard on canal. Also
features a dining room and breakfast nook,
den/office, 3BR/2BA all for only $249,000.


ANOTHER HANDYPERSON SPECIAL!
Island 2BR canalfront home with efficiency
apartment. Partial bay views with dock.
$199,000.


HANDYPERSON SPECIAL! Terrific
neighborhood with endless potential, just
bring your imagination and your paint brush!
Adorable 1BR/1BA with wood floors and
den. $99,900.


PERICO BAY CLUB furnished first floor
2BR/2BA condo is a gem! Gated commu-
nity with award-winning landscaping, activi-
ties, pools, tennis and 24-hour security.
$106,900.


SPACIOUS, BEAUTIFULLY MAIN-
TAINED single-owner duplex in pristine
condition. 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA, close
to beach. Ideal owner occupied rental or
investment property. $229,900.


SECLUDED ISLAND ELEGANCE! Enjoy
fabulous open water views of the Intracoastal
Waterway, an open floor plan, three bed-
room suites, two of which have open water
views. Fireplace, pool, dock. $429,750.


Florida Gulf Coast's Finest Vacation Rentals
Veranda Beach Club
Longboat Key, Florida
At SpecitaFSummer Rates -Weekly Rentals
Luxurious Two Bedroom Condominiums
Eleven miles of wide, white beach
Incredible Amenities:
Pool/Spa Tennis Bicycles
Air Conditioned, Racquet Ball. Excercise Center, Squash Courts

Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
941-383-5511or 800-411-5511
E-mail: sancldersnimichaelsaIunde r.c om


Florida Gulf Coast's Finest Vacation Rentafs

White Sands
Longboat Key, Florida
At Special Summer Rates -Weekty Rentafs
Luxurious Apartments and Townhomes
Surrounded by sparkling water and white powdery beach
Incredible Amenities:
Pools 9-Hole Putting Green Tennis Fishing & Boat Dock Gas Grills
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
941-383-2428 or 800-230-2428
E-mail: saundcrs@michaelsaunders.com


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CHILDREN'S DAY AT Manatee West Plaza. '98
Children's Poise & Personality Pageant Who: For
infants to age 9. When: August 29 (Sat.) 10am to
2pm. Where: Manatee West Plaza. '98 Children's
Beginner Art Contest & Festival. Theme: "What I Did
This Summer". Who: Limited to elementary school
students. When: Judging will take place on 8/29/98
from 10am to 2pm. Where: Manatee West Plaza.
Prizes! Clowns! Lots of festivities! Don't miss out!
For further information and/or entry forms for either
event, visit any of the merchants at Manatee West
Plaza or contact Jennifer at 941-792-6695.

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


NEED A BABYSITTER? Responsible 12-year old
boy will babysit any child ages 3 to 10 at any time.
Call Cody at 778-6812.


1969 VOLKSWAGEN VAN looks/runs great.
$3,500. 1988 Volvo 740 Turbo. Excellent condition
$5,500. 778-4003.

1991 EAGLE TALON Leather interior. Turbo,
loaded, nice car! $6,000. 794-5738 Leave message.

1986 OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME New transmis-
sion and parts. Needs cosmetics. $1,250 OBO.
1990 Jeep rear seat and carpets. 761-0510.

1984 SEDAN DeVILLE 115K. Many new parts. Cold
air. Upgraded stereo. Mobile phone. $1,600 OBO.
778-4891.

1950 HARLEY DAVIDSON Panhead converted to
shocks. Custom chrome. Appraised at $19,600.
Selling due to health, call to see. Ready to ride.
Sacrifice at $12,500. OBO 778-8203.

1978 FORD WAGON recent battery, exhaust, mas-
ter cylinder. Power wheels, power seats, towing
hitch. Runs perfect. $750 OBO, 778-8436.

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






OPEN HOUSES
Sunday August 16
2-4 pm
11113 Belle Meade Ct., Bradenton .$212,000
Perico Island 2-3BR/2BA luxury patio home with
caged pool. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
530 72nd St., Holmes Beach ........... $525,000
3BR/3BA home with nearly 5,000 sq. ft. Enclosed
pool, boat slip and fishing dock. Call Clarke
Williams 744-0700 eves.
216 B 81st St., Holmes Beach......... $162,500
3BR/2BA villas with vaulted ceilings, hardwood
floors, open floor plan. Short walk to beach. Call
Frank Migliore 778-2662 eves.
635 Dundee Lane, Holmes Beach ... $259,000
3BR/3BA home located one lot off Key Royale
Pass. Oversized double garage, sprinkler system,
boat dock. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
314 Spring Ave., Anna Maria............ $249,500
4BR/2BA elevated home with vaulted ceiling, fire-
place, skylights, fenced backyard with Jacuzzi.
Call Judy Duncan 778-1589 eves.
224 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria......... $255,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with large yard with
room for pool, dock with water and electric. Call
Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
223 Oak Ave., Anna Maria ............$349,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with caged pool, boat
house with boat lift, dock with cleaning station and
water. 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 OAYS A WEEK MLS T 1IT


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

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

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

WET OR DRY boat storage. Fuel, ice, bait available,
$5 per foot. Island Marine, 412 Pine Avenue, Anna
Maria, 778-1260.

ISLAND MARINE NOW OPEN. Full service, stor-
age, bottom painting, boat rentals, bait and tackle.
412 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, 778-1260.

1997 OUTBOARD 5-hp Mariner. New condition,
only 36 hours. Internal and external tanks, $450.
Call Mac, 778-0191.

1995 LOWE PONTOON 24-foot, 88 hp Johnson,
runs great, needs some work. $5,500. 778-4003.

TIARA PURSUIT 27-foot. New T-260. FWC
inboards. Half tower, (full tower available), radar,
pilot, plotter, color video, windglass, 2 VHFs,
outriggers. Way under book and survey. Only
$19,950 firm. Trades? 941-779-2377.


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.


UNIQUE two-story Spanish Mediterranean residence on 1.2 +/-
acres. Offers privacy and tranquil views of the Manatee River. Dock
and boat lift, open pool area. Double wood doors, elegant tiled foyer.
$690,000. Colette Gerrish, 794-1024. R27293


FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Waitress wanted. Call Tip
of the Island. 778-3909.

RETAIL & FOOD PREP help wanted. Experience/
background in health food business. Full or part
time. Here's To Your Health. 778-5181.

HELP WANTED: Servers, sous chef, handyman/
Dockmaster. Buccaneer Inn, 383-5565.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center is look-
ing for mature, responsible and dependable evening
and weekend personnel to assist in the operations
for the Center. Must be personable, can work with
children and teens and able to work responsibly on -
one's own. Please apply at the Center, 407 Magno-
lia, Anna Maria or call Diana Robinson at 778-1908.

RETIRED Island resident needed for part-time yard
work, odd jobs. Approximately three to four hours
per week. Please call Frank, 778-3238.

MATURE, RESPONSIBLE, motherly, early-riser
needed for Island preschool, 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.,
Monday through Friday. Simple school set up and
loving arms for just awakening preschoolers. Ideal
for retired person. Must meet H.R.S. licensing re-
quirements. Please call 778-2210.


PROFITABLE ICE CREAM parlor/sandwich shop
for sale! Great money-maker for independent opera-
tor. Call 778-7386 or 778-5193.


STATE CERTIFIED C.N.A. or H.H.A. Care for you
or your loved one. Ten years experience. Excellent
references. Reasonable rates. Call Tracy, 722-
0162.


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

Services continue on the next page


SARASOTA BAY waterfront lifestyle, 3BR/2.5B townhouse.
Elegant Florida-design, soaring ceilings, skylights, open-floor
plan. $309,900. Don Lewis, 746-3200. C24581


SUNSET VIEWS ON PRIVATE BEACH and bayside pool. You can COME RELAX AND ENJOY your own beach getaway. Townhouse
have it all. Spacious 2BR/2B unit with two terraces, huge master with three balconies, partial Gulf view and steps to the beach. Con-
suite, fully furnished. Great rental or your own beach front home. fortably furnished. Great rental potential. $129,500. Bob Burnett,
$225,00. Bob Burnett, 387-0048 or Judy Ninz, 922-1015. C31181 387-0048 or Judy Nimz, 922-1015. C31177.
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
OVER ONE ACRE ON WARNERS WEST A TROPICAL PARADISE awaits your BRADEN PINES. One +/- acre of pri-
BAYOU. Extraordinary construction and new home on this riverfront two-acre par- vacy. Spacious 3BR/2B pool home in
beautifully remodeled. Panoramic views from cel plus private island. $175,000. Sara excellent condition. Stone fireplace in
nearly every room, plenty of windows. Over LaPlante, 746-4389 or 752-0101. L28905 family room. $164,900. Maggie Hastings,
3,800 sq. ft., hardwood floors, dock. 358-7653 or 752-0101. R31291
$759,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy DESIRABLE Northwest neighborhood
Marcinko, 792-9122. R31079 call you home. 4BR/3B, master suite with
SPACIOUS, one-of-a-kind two-story home library, media room, gym, pool area.
with 4BR/4B overlooking Manatee River. Ex- $299,000. Julie DeSear, 794-3041.
ceptional landscaping, caged pool, boat dock Available properties by the R27907
make this home a true showplace.$365,000. week or by the month from TRADITIONAL two-story home. Crown
Dave Barker, 792-8932. R26811 nice molding, wood floors, custom built-ins,
THEINLETrS.3BR/2.5Bandden, largeopen Anna Maria Island to Venice.
THE INLETS.3BR/2.5B and den,large open eat-in kitchen, screened porch. Private
living area with separate living room. Boat Call one of our rental and et-in $289,900. Sandy Drapala,
dock on canal with access to river and bay. resort specialists. 794-3354. R30786
Many upgrades, immaculate. $259,900. (941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222
Dave Barker, 792-8932. R26368


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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sand'S Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
SWe Monitor Irrigation Systems
Sr i INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
77841345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983

Darrin Wash CARPENTRY
"A DOOR EXPERT"
S| Serving the Island communities since
I 1988-with Island references.
.J I DRY WALL, TEXTURE
& POPCORN REPAIR 778-1353

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

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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
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...


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Underage12$ $8,12&over$10
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LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
AUTOMOBILE SERVICE AND REPAIR. Call Mark
for appointment at Grooms Motors, 778-6045. 5608
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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

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

NEED HELP GETTING Organized? Paperwork done
in my home and provided to you in a timely manner on
disk and hard copy. Database and general entry, mail-
ing lists/labels created and updated, bulk mailings,
general typing. Proficient in MS office, spreadsheets
and databases. Call Wendy 778-0095.

DO YOU WISH there were two of you? Household
assistant including but not limited to meals, errands,
shopping, light housekeeping, transportation. Occa-
sional, weekly, monthly, will accommodate your
needs. Call Wendy 778-0095.

OUTRAGEOUS TO ARISTOCRATIC, Distinctive
from mundane. Marketing images that reflect your
personal style and get results! Creative Marketing
Concepts 941-778-0347 FAX 941-779-2291.

RESIDENTIAL HOUSE CLEANING 8 years experi-
ence. Permanent weekly or by-weekly only. Excel-
lent references, honest, dependable. Call Dee 779-
0122 or leave message.
SPARKLING CLEAN SERVICES Licensed, bonded.
Residential, commercial, homes, condos, rentals,
offices. Move in/out. House sitting. Estimates.
Beverly 778-1945.

HOUSE CLEANING trustworthy and thorough. Take
pride in my work and charge fair rate. References
supplied. Call Barbara 778-8436.

JACKIE'S CLEANING SERVICE. General house
cleaning. Jackie Clark 778-0502.


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

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.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE
Residential/commercial, full-service maintenance,
landscaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming,
ponds, native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent
references. 778-5294.



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! Dry foam dries fast. We
never use steam. Many Island references. Fat Cat
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, 778-2882.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED: The best results in town.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CARPET INSTALLATION, repair, restretch. Resi-
dential, commercial, marine. Experienced, licensed,
insured, island resident. Darrell Atwood, 779-0065.

PAINTING BY HENRY Interior and exterior. Free
estimates. 795-5383.
HARVEY'S PAINTING Experienced painter opening
new business. Honest, reliable, reasonable with
good common sense. Free estimates. Please call
Dave 778-5221.


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

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

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. 813-258-2411.

BAYFRONT WITH deepwater dock. 2BR/1BA, fully
furnished with everything. Available now through No-
vember. $900 month or $350 week. Call 794-5980.

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

ANNUAL 3BR/2.5BA spacious home. Bay view with
deepwater dock. Bradenton Beach, long-term lease
possible. 779-1188.




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ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home, pool, close to beach. Open 1999 winter sea-
son, $3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off
season, 1-800-223-4472.

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

FURNISHED 2BR/1 BA rental available to February
1999. 300 feet to beach, all utilities paid, $775. 778-
4523, 1-800-977-0803.

YEARLY RENTAL 1BR/1BA overlooking Gulf,
Bradenton Beach. Water, garbage included, fur-
nished $650 month. Call 1-813-932-0516.

BEACHFRONT GROUND-LEVEL 2BR/2BA. Com-
pletely furnished, carpet, closed garage, large
kitchen. Couples, no pets, $3,500 month inclusive
season, 1-800-272-0404.

ANNUAL CLEAN 1 BR/1 BA apartment. Nice Holmes
Beach location, great landlord, $575 month plus elec-
tric, one month deposit. 778-0751, leave message.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK, upper bayfront du-
plex in Bradenton Beach with sweeping panorama
from Cortez to Sarasota from deck. Unfurnished
2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, 504 Bay Drive S. Annual
$900 month plus electric. 778-0300.

GULFVIEW GROUND-LEVEL new charming 1BR/
1BA vacation apartment. One house from beach,
cable, TV/VCR, $600 week, 106 72nd St., Holmes
Beach, 778-1970.

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

HIDEAWAY COVE panoramic bay view. Nice, quiet,
ground floor. 2BR fully furnished, steps to beach, res-
taurants, and more. Available now through December
and 1999 season. Possible annual for right profes-
sional single or couple. No pets or smoking. 778-7107.
HOLMES BEACH GULF VIEWS from 3BR ground-
level home, only 75 yards to beach. Year round
lease, $1,200 month, first, last and security, no pets.
Call 800-894-1950, ask for Bill.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA condominium, tile floors, large
garage with washer/dryer. Great location, $625
month. Call Gulf-Bay Realty, 778-7244.

APARTMENT 1BR/1BA annual, great for single or
couple. 108 77th St., Holmes Beach. Just steps to
Gulf. 778-3267.
RARE SEASONAL VACANCY 2BR apartment, Anna
Maria Gulffront, fully loaded, lovely interior, sundeck,
enclosed porch, private, 778-3143. No pets.


HOLMES BEACH seasonal 3BR/2BA. North
Beach Village townhome. Beautifully furnished, all
appliances, two-car garage, pool, one block to
beach. $2,500 month, December through April.
Special rates off season. 1-407-656-4084.
WINTER RENTAL January 1999 only! Furnished
2BR condominium, ground floor, Holmes Beach.
Screened patio, pool, carport, utilities included.
$2,000 month. 1-407-846-8741.
STUDIO/1BR APARTMENT in Holmes Beach. Pri-
vate, convenient location. $550 month plus electric,
778-0212.
VACATION RENTAL charming 2BR/1BA. Steps to
beach in North Anna Maria, cable TV, screened
porch. August through November, $350 week, 1-
727-864-2416.
BRADENTON BEACH SEASONAL 1BR/1BA with
carport. Sandpiper Mobile Park, 55+, one block to
Gulf, one block to bay. $800 month, available now,
778-7616. Non-smoker.
2BR DUPLEX with large screened lanai in Anna
Maria: Annual lease, no pets. 792-8817.
BEACHFRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA com-
pletely redecorated. Beautiful ocean view, lanai,
all conveniences, two pools, tennis on Anna
Maria. Available Dec. 15, one-month minimum. 1-
630-584-7935.
HOLMES BEACH TOWNHOUSE 2BR/3BA condo-
minium across street from beach. Gulf view, swim-
ming pool, sleeps six, covered parking. $625 week,
$1,675 month. 792-6029.
ANNA MARIA, beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA
home. Sailboat water canalfront, large dock with
water and electric. Private boat ramp. All of this and
just steps to great Gulf beach. Annual $2,300
month, 795-7805.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA home. San Remo shores
deepwater, canalfront. $1.100 month. 795-7805.
TWO ANNUALS, BRADENTON BEACH. Old Bridge
Village on bay. Both are renovated duplexes, two small
bedrooms, decks, bay view, lush grounds, private
parking, dock. Unit on bay, central air, $725; unit on 3rd
St. S., $635. Includes water. No pets. 778-4625.
1BR ANNUAL DUPLEX, Quiet neighborhood, two
blocks from beach, water and garbage, $500 per
mo. plus deposit. 778-6387.
ANNA MARIA, Furnished 1BR/1BA. Large porch.
Quiet and close to beach. $600 per month. 778-4010.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA HOME on Bimini Bay. Boat
dock, two-car garage, utility room with washer/dryer,
screened porch. Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 941-
778-2307 for further info. No pets.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA APT. in Holmes Beach. Close
to beach and shopping. $625 per mo. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate 941-778-2307 for info.


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LUXURY VACATION RENTAL! 2 good 2 pass up!
2BR/2BA split-plan condo. Two floors up, two
pools, two for tennis? 290 steps to the Gulf! To-
tally redecorated and furnished only two months
ago. Two-month minimum at $2,200 per month.
Absolutely no smokers! 941-779-2377.

MILLION-DOLLAR VIEW 2BR/2BA furnished villa
on the water with dock. Available now through Dec.
31. $750 negotiable. In Holmes Beach. Call Leigh at
778-1960.

1BR/1.5BA 50 STEPS TO BEACH. Fine dining,
- shops and fishing pier. Pets OK with fee. Sleeps
up to six. Terms negotiable. Call Scott 941-756-
3912.

2BR/1BA WITH GULFVIEW! Newly redecorated.
Unfurnished. $650/month and furnished $700/
month plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.

2BR/2BA OPEN GULFVIEW! Upstairs, spacious
apartment. Unfurnished. $1,000/mo. plus utilities.
Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.

COMMERCIAL SPACE: SPACIOUS 1,554 sq. ft.
ideal for studio plus 518 sq. ft. work room with sink
and plus 360 sq. ft. private office space. $1,500 /mo.
plus utilities. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, garage, unfurnished Holmes
Beach house. Porch, private backyard. Washer/dryer.
$825 per mo. First and last. 208 77th St. 727-822-
6889.


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

PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for
rent, 1340 square feet with two restrooms. Call
Smith Realtors 778-0777.

PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach for
rent, approximately 270 square feet. Call Smith Re-
altors 778-0777.

ANNUAL BAYFRONT CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA
furnished, washer/dryer, pool, elevator. Also, sea-
sonal 2BR/1 BA, washer/dryer, storage, one block to
beach. Call 779-9059.



TRAILER with 18- by 10-foot sideroom, yard, boat
storage, #416 4th St., Sandpiper, $21,000. 778-
4523, 1-800-977-0803.

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

WATERFRONT LOTS, direct Gulf/Bay access,
magnificent views, quiet locations, cleared, ready to
build. Cul de sacs of Gull $159K; Kumquat $269K.
778-1204.

FOR SALE BY OWNER Key Royale pool home. 604
Concord Lane 3BR/2BA. Open House Sun., Aug. 16
2-6 PM. $189,000. Call 779-1266


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balcony. Canalfront with private ramp and boat
dock. Located on one of Anna Maria's finest
streets. Call for appointment to see. $375,000. Eliza-
beth Andricks 778-4800. MLS 31547
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A rare find! Direct bayfront! Totally furnished,
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3BR/2.5BA canal home across from the golf
course. Wide, deep canal with boat lift and dock.
Sailboat water out to Tampa Bay. Tropical yard
with grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya, ba-
nana, lemon and lime trees. Two zone AC plus
many upgrades. $275,000. Call Dick Maher or
Dave Jones 778-4800. MLS 30729


ELEVATED PRIME ISLAND HOME
This 3BR/2BA elevated home is on a large lot,
prime Holmes Beach location. Surrounded by
more expensive properties. Ready to move in.
$174,900. Ken Rickett 778-4800. MLS 29150
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* 3BR/2BA Anna Maria Home ............ $174,900 10-Unit Motel, Holmes Beach, plus 3BR/2BA


* 3BR/2.5BA Key Royale Home .......... $275,000
* 3BR/3BA Anna Maria Home ............ $375,000


* 2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ...................... $122,000
* 2BR/2BA Sandy Pointe ...................... $159,000


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WEEKLY RENTALS
STARTING AT $450.00


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TIMESHARE, Resort 66. Ground floor, four weeks
#103, back to back June and July; including July 4.
$3,500 week, 778-4523, 1-800-977-0803.

WATERFRONT HOME and boat dock on Coconut
Bayou. 4BR/4BA, many extras, three years new. -130
Hammock Rd., Anna Maria, $530,000. Owner/broker,
Ted E. Davis, Licensed Real Estate Broker, 778-6155.

BY OWNER Anna Maria duplex 2BR/1 BA each side,
200 feet to Gulf, prime beaches. Turnkey furnished,
great rental history, $200,000, 778-8417.

WATERWAY CONDOMINIUM 2BR/2BA with
deeded boat dock security entry with elevator. 9604
Cortez Road W., $108,000. 792-1835.

FOURPLEX 300 feet to beach, ground floor. Three
2BR and one 1 BR, good economics, close to every-
thing. 108 39th Street, $300,000. 778-4523 or 1-800-
977-0803.

HOLMES BEACH HANDYMAN 3BR/2BA near
beach, shopping and school. Motivated seller, all
offers considered. Asking $110,000, call Rich
Bohnenberger at Gulf-Bay Realty 778-7244.

NEWLY RENOVATED CONDOMINIUM 2BR/1.5BA
turnkey furnished, pool, near beach and shopping.
Asking $125,900, call Rich Bohnenberger at Gulf-
Bay Realty 778-7244.

UNIQUE CUSTOM-BUILT 2BR/2BA exceptional
quality construction and appointments. Includes boat
dock with water and electric (new in 1995). Asking
$294,000, owner financing, call Rich Bohnenberger
at Gulf Bay Realty 778-7244.


BEAN POINT SHOWCASE Custom remod- BRIDGEPORT Nice 2BR/2BA condo with
eled beach house, 2BR/2BA on north end of side view of bay. Hurricane shield on all win-
Anna Maria. Steps to Gulf, Italian marble dows. Elevator, furnished. Only $109,900.
throughout, pickled custom cabinets, original Open Sunday, August 16th, 1-3 PM. Call Bill
alfresco paintings, lush native landscaping, Bowman 778-2246, eves. 794-8482.
whirlpool tub and much more. $299,900.
Michael Advocate 778-2246, eves. 778-0608.


LIVING AT ITS BEST 3-4BR/3BA Perico
Island living at its best. Minutes to Gulf beach.
Has great view of pond. Low maintenance fee.
Move-in condition. Priced to sell at $142,500.
Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246, eves 778-1751.



7BR/6BA Bayfront multi-family estate
................................... $760,000
2BR/2BA Two-story Gulffront duplex
................................... $497,500
2BR/1 BA Triplex Close to beach ....
................................... $2 19 ,000


JUST REDUCED Custom-built 3BR/2BA
residence with greatroom design. Vaulted
ceilings, large porches and lovely view of
bay. Short walk to Gulf beaches. $229,500.
MLS#30851. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246,
eves. 778-7976.


Just listed Island homesite located on
north end of Anna Maria with views of
Tampa Bay ......................$129,900.
Wooded with partial view of Gulf,
short walk to beach .......... $79,900.


Annual & Vacation Rentals Call Our Rental Professionals 778-2246
Exclusive Rental Agent for Runaway Bay Resort 778-0000


Florida Guff Coast's finest Vacation Rentats
La Costa
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At Special Summer Rates-DaiCy, Weef(y & MontaCy Rentals
Luxurious Two Bedroom Condominiums
400-foot Private Gulf Beach, Miles of Sandy Shores
Incredible Amenities:
Pool Tennis Screened Terraces Gas Barbecue Grills

Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
941-778-5945 or 800-881-2222
E-mail: saunders@michaelsaiunders.com


foirida GuftCoas's Frmest RentaLs
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
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Licensed Real Estate Broker
941-951-6668 or 800-881-2222
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SREALTORSO



tge Marilyn Trevethon
Top "Closer" for 1997
at Island Real Estate
Now Accepting New Listings
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Mainland


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ISLANDS BEST BUY!
This custom-built home on the north end of Anna
Maria could not be d,.upril..>-.l in today's market for
the asking price. This beautiful home features 3BR/
2BA, vaulted ceilings and wood floors. Adili.r, r loft
area is great for TV room or children's play area.
Walk to Bean Point or the Rod & Reel Pier. This
home is a "must see" with attention to every detail.
Call today! Easy to see! Now reduced to $229,000.


Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gull Dnve -PO Box 717 Anna Maiai. FL 34216
.^L (941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035
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Mary Ann Schmidt
Eves. 778-4931


Helen White
Eves. 778-6956


KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME
2BR/2BA, large Florida room, tile floors, new kitchen
cabinets, screened room, tile roof, workshop, garage,
automatic sprinklers. $209,900.
BAYFRONT
3BR/2BA home with panoramic view of Intracoastal
Waterway. Caged pool, boat davits, screened lanai,
large lot, private, cul-de-sac. $339,900.
TOWNHOUSE
2BR/2BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $170,000.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX
2BR/1.5BA each side. Excellent rental, close to beach.
Nice area, convenient to everything. Ceramic tile, car-
pet. All appliances included. $225,000.
BAY PALMS
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $249,000.
BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB
3BR/2BA home directly on golf course. Three-car ga-
rage. Large family room overlooks greens. Older home
with lots of room to expand. A great buy! $178,500.
PRESTIGIOUS AREA
4B135/3A waterfront home, private dock, fo(r-car ga-
rage, master suite, vaulted ceilings, beautiful cabinets,
pool and tennis club iInl'b.-.r Iip $549,900.


Julie Gilstrap
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SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA Duplex $575
Morton Village 2BR/2BA X550
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay & Anna Maria Island Club
$700 wcck/$1500 month
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Furnished 2BR/2BA condo has view over the 20x40
heated pool to the bay from the balcony and a Gulf
view from the front bedroom. Completely renovated.
1997 income over $18,000. Priced at $140,000. Call
Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett 795-8095 or 798-9716.

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Can't find your dream home? Build it! Wonderful
riverfront community with pool, tennis, spa, clubhouse
and boat dock. All of the amenities and none of the
bother. $59,900 each. Call Becky Smith or Elfi Starrett
795-8095 or 798-9716.


3BR/2BA plus den. Large end-unit villa with two-car
garage. Very bright and open. All appliances in good
condition. Atrium off dining and living room, screened
lanai and open wooden deck. Super value for $149,000.
Call Rob Walker or Randy Walker 792-8431.

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SMom and Pop restaurant, seats 32, high-volume loca-
tion. Fully remodeled 1997. Turnkey furnished. Priced
at $104.900 Call Rob or Randy Walker 792-8431

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S: pa Firepla'.e hurge- paio and 14liL-f ceoing. are jusi
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iwo miles from beach on canal Greal invesiment or
owner occupancy, ASSOCiation allows short. :cr l.on.g-
term rentals No age limi pels allowed $54.000 Call 1.
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VICIOUS CIRCLE

BY CHRISTOPHER HURT / EDITED BY WILL SHORT


ACROSS
1 Launch of July
1962
8 The "E" in E. L.
Doctorow
13 Rattles, for
1-Across
20 Trapped
21 1930's-40's
director Zoltan

22 Secondary result
23 Hardly used
24 Writer who said
"Satire is what
closes Saturday
night"
26 Pulitzer-winning
biographer Leon
27 Sundial letters
29 Junglelike
30 Ere
31 "I wish you a
meretricious
and a happy
New Year"
penner
37 Mom-and-pop
grp.
40 Kind of condor
41 Dealer's
nemesis
42 Smart
46 Patches again
48 One of the Allies
of W.W. II
51 00
53 Anxious


54 Where the smart 106 Floor
set sat [answer 110 Easter
to be entered in pooh-l
the appropriate III Games
manner] 112 -A
56 Green, maybe 116 She sa
57 1966 movie that can lea
won Best hortic:
Original Score you ca
59 Novel by herthi
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60 Universities 123 Certain
61 Island in French 124 Zaps,i
Polynesia
Polynesia 125 Treate
62 Gov. Landon 25 Treate
126 Noctui
64 "- on $45 a 126 Noctisem
noiserr
Day"12
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67 Park toy 128 Revers
70 Made fora DOW
mortise 1 Scrabt
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75 Thoroughly Force I
confine 3 Camp
77 Plaza abbr. 4 Rock l
78 Handlebar 5 Lot
feature 6 With 86
81 Bun, for one Wit's E
83 Japanese portal resider
85 Prairielike "Old V
88 Sanford of "The Violets
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90 French flier start
91 Center or end 8 Hosp.
93 Snick-or-- 9 Mr. X
94 Taras Bulba, 10 In the r
notably 11 Leakin
95 Munich's river 12 Loose
96 Matador's 13 Name;
opponent 14 Grant
99 Like some diets short
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25 Collection of
legends
28 Whom "I Like"
32 Summoned, as a
butler
33 Island southeast
of Borneo
34 Schools for
engrs.
35 "What the
odds?"
36 "Papillon" star
37 "No -!"
(slangy O.K.)
38 Drift
39 "'Tis --
bagatelle!"
42 Editor who
"looked like a
dishonest Abe
Lincoln"
43 Handy
44 Buntlines, e.g.
45 Pigtail
47 She replied to
Noel Coward's
"You look
almost like a
man!" with "And
so do you"
49 Nursery rhyme
residence
50 Confute
52 Dean Smith's
sch.
55 Buenos-
58 Leisure
63 One facing life,
maybe
65 Smut
68 Loner
69 East wind, ir.
Greek myth
71 Chanel
fragrance


72 Hot dog garnish
73 Haven
74 Casualty of 1997
76 Subatomic
particle
79 Abstractions
80 Gorgeous
Georgian?
82 J.F.K. or F.D.R.
84 Sherlock's lady
friend


86 See 6-Down
87 52-Down rival
89 It's a gas
92 Bean
94 Mounds'
(Illinois
historical site)
97 Collect
98 They may be
vital
100 Chem. orbiol.


102 So out it's in
103 Guitar sound
104 Winner of a
noted 1978
Supreme Court
case
105 Comedian
Smirnoff
106 Wife of Esau
107 Glandular fever,
for short
108 Medea rode on it


109 Kind of suit
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114 Sleep
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117 Turn left
118 Fashion inits.
119 Snake-
120 Alphabetic
sequence
122 Actress Massen
of "Tokyo Rose"


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Ironwood 2BR/2BA second floor end unit with carport,
slacked washer/dryer ..... .......... .. .. $800 per mo.


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lan, MO Buffalo, NY Coldwalor, 01 Clovolnnd, OH


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We also have seasonal rentals available.
Please call for details. Ask for Emily.
Call Emily Romer at 778-9611
Toll Free 1(800)237-8400 Ext. 1011


Shoila Kidd Harry Rosonbloo,
Middletown, OH Bryn Mawr, PA


DIou Nowcomro Jan A. Schmidt
MissoLui Kansas City, MO


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