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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE DECEMBER 23, 1998


ISLANDER


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


Island/West Side fire merger delayed 1 year


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The official merger between the Anna Maria and
West Side Fire Districts must wait until 2000, Fire
Chief Andy Price said last week.
"Our attorney has advised us that since the enact-
ment of the uniform fire district act, the process has


changed for merging the two districts," Price ex-
plained. "The process now calls for the repeal of the
acts creating the two districts and the creation of a new
district."
Price said the process will be the first in the state
under the new rules and there are no established for-
mats to follow to accomplish the merger. The districts


Happy
holidays!
One year old on Dec. 23,
Reindeer Gillian Cassidy
and friends wish a very
Merry Christmas to all
from Anna Maria Island,
above. At right, this home
Sbrightens 69th Street at
Pahnlm Drive. Islander
Photos: Kevin Cassidy
and Elaine Stroili


'Leave our garbage service alone!'

says Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach's Don Brown summed up the
sentiments of his neighbors regarding the city's gar-
bage service last week with one simple sentence:
"Please keep it the way it is."
Citizens packed city hall to speak at a public forum on
the city's sanitation service and a proposed recycling
drive. There were 13 residents who spoke, and all favored
the city maintaining its in-house garbage pickups.
Mayor Connie Drescher said Bradenton Beach
needs to buy another garbage truck to replace one of the
two aging vehicles in the city's fleet. Cost of a new
truck is $138,000, she said.
There is money within the city's budget for truck
purchase, but the question of whether the city should
franchise out the trash and garbage collection was
raised earlier this year.
Bradenton Beach is the only city in the county not to
engage in a full-bore recycling program. There are recy-
cling dumpsters near Coquina Beach, but they generally
do not generate revenue for the city but cost money to haul
the paper, glass and aluminum away due to contamination.
As long as Manatee County meets its state-mandated
30 percent reduction in the waste stream. Bradenton Beach
may continue to "recycle" as it has done for years. But if
county officials crack down on the city, Drescher said,
then recycling would have to commence.
City Commissioner Gail Cole has proposed the city


begin a phased recycling program that would sell re-
cycled goods and, hopefully, turn a profit. His proposal
has been met with reticence by other commissioners,
who believe his revenue figures are inflated.
"Personally, I do not feel we would go into recy-
cling," Drescher has said. "The big question is would
we make enough money to pay for the initial invest-
ment, much less make a profit? I don't think so and
cannot recommend it."
Drescher has said the city would have to borrow
$350,000 to build a recycling center.
She has hinted that the city would be better off to
franchise out garbage collection and recycling services
to a trash hauler such as Browning Ferris Industries or
Waste Management.
But the residents disagreed during last week's sani-
tation public forum.
"I'm all for keeping our trash pickup exactly as it
is today," said resident Robert Byrne.
"I've never had the kind of pickup like I have
here." resident Dick Cloutman said. "Our guys don't
just pick up the trash they clean it up."
"The garbage men here are excellent," said resi-
dent Jdseph Speciale. "I have one friend in Holmes
Beach who has such bad service he brings his garbage
here."
The matter will come up again during the regular
city commission meeting Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.


must agree on several issues before creating the new
district including:
Establishing a single tax method and rate.
Forming a new five-member fire commission.
Reviewing any collective bargaining agreements.
PLEASE SEE MERGER, NEXT PAGE



4 for 2 seats


in Anna Maria


election
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Four residents, including two incumbent commis-
sioners, have qualified for the ballot in the upcoming
Feb. 9 election in Anna Maria. The campaign for two
commission seats is now under way.
The deadline for returning qualifying packets to
city hall was noon Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Incumbents Doug Wolfe and George McKay will
seek reelection and said they look forward to the race.
Jason Cimino and Ellen Trudelle will be seeking the
two commission seats currently held by Wolfe and
McKay.
Trudelle, 48, has been a resident of Anna Maria for
15 years. She said her goal is to keep everyone's inter-
est at heart. "It's time I took my 32 years of work ex-
perience with the public and put it to work for the City
of Anna Mlaria with pride and integrity." she said.
Cimino. 29, has been a resident for one year. He
has lived and worked in the city the pasl 10 years, on
and off, and says he has decided to stay. Cimino said
running for office is something he always wanted to do
"to help out the little guy."
He said he wants to do what the people want and
"not what the city wants."
Voters must be registered by Jan. 11 to vote in the
Feb. 9 election. Simplified mail-in voter registration
forms are available at city hall and at The Islander
Bystander; 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Holmes Beach

cop shop named

for Snooks Adams
The Holmes Beach City Commission will honor its
first police chief, "Snooks" Adams, by naming its new
police facility within new city hall the Willis H.
"Snooks" Adams Police Building.
Commissioners passed a resolution last week to
name the department's portion of the building for
Adams. The building is slated for completion in early
January, and the public will be invited to an open house
to tour the new facilities.
According to the resolution by the commission:
PLEASE SEE SNOOKS, NEXT PAGE


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
Opinions ........ ........ ..... ........ ........ 6
Those W ere the Days ................ ................. 7
ISLAND MAP ..................................... 18
Stir-it-up ................................ ........ ....... 20
Streetlife ................... ...... ............. 22
Sports ............................... .... .................. 24
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 27
Crossword puzzle....................... ............. 36


ISVV lR.






I[M PAGE 2 0 DECEMBER 23, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


MERGER, FROM PAGE 1
Consolidating or assigning any indebtedness to
the new district.
The two fire commissions plan to hold a work ses-
sion on Jan. 20, 1999, to discuss the merger issues.
They will work toward introducing legislation in the
fall of 1999, with enactment slated for 2000.
In February the two commissions voted unani-
mously to consolidate. The move came nearly a year
after the districts combined training, fire prevention,
operations and administration. The fire commission
boards, budgets and insurance can't be combined un-
til the districts are legally merged.
Commissioners noted that both districts are nearly
95 percent developed, so future revenues are limited.
Sharing resources and personnel.will be financially
beneficial for both.
The districts are nearly identical in the number of
personnel, population, area and budget. Anna Maria cov-
ers the Island as well as the Village of Cortez and Cortez
Road to Tidy Island at 86th Street. West Side covers from
the Intracoastal Waterway to 34th Street West and from
the Manatee River to 27th Avenue West.
In the spring, employees held a contest to name the
new district and the winning name is West Manatee
Fire Rescue. A new logo design and shoulder patch
have also been selected.

SNOOKS, FROM PAGE 1
Willis H. "Snooks" Adams served as the city's
first police chief beginning on Jan. 1, 1955. He served
as chief until June 1, 1978.
Prior to and during his early years as chief, he also
patrolled the entire Island as a deputy for the Manatee
County sheriff's office (preceding police departments
in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach).
In recognition of his accomplishments, he re-
ceived a certificate from the Governor's Commission
on Criminal Standards and Goals.
Adams has made many contributions.to the wel-
fare of the Island. He established Snooks Adams Kids
Day in 1952, an tradition which has been continued by
the Anna Maria Island Privateers and is enjoyed by
hundreds of area children at the end of the school year.


Island firefighters to learn


advanced life support skills


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
West Side and Anna Maria firefighter/para-
medics will begin training in January to perform
advanced life support, Fire Chief Andy Price an-
nounced last week.
According to a letter from Mark Edenfield,
chief of Manatee County's Emergency Medical
Services, a new program will permit fire depart-
ment paramedics to perform ALS skills under
the guidance and direction of the county's on-
scene paramedics.
The program is being offered to all interested
fire districts in the county. Firefighter/paramed-
ics who want to participate must have the ap-
proval of their district, pass the county's EMS
protocol (procedures) exam with a score of 90
percent or higher, have an oral interview with
Dr. David Nonell, the county's medical director,
and undergo a skills evaluation.
"Dr. Nonell strongly urges that we go for-
ward with an ALS engine concept," Price said.
"Once we get this process done, we'll start with
that."
In the ALS engine concept, firefighters will
be cross-trained as paramedics, and fire engines


will carry ALS equipment. This will enable quali-
fied firefighters to begin providing ALS skills if
they arrive first on-scene before the county's
ambulance arrives.
The new programs are the result of county/
fire district roundtable meetings that have been
held throughout the past year. One purpose of the
meetings is to foster a closer relationship between
the fire districts and the county's emergency
medical service.
Participating fire chiefs, fire commissioners
and county personnel have been discussing the is-
sue of EMS delivery and how the fire service can
participate.
Five fire districts have shown an interest in
the programs Anna Maria, West Side, Braden
River, Myakka and Duette.
The increased demand for EMS care is occur-
ring throughout the county, Price noted. For ex-
ample, on Anna Maria, it occurs during the sea-
sonal influx of visitors and in outlying areas such
as Myaaka, it occurs because of distance.
Price said 60 to 70 percent of his district's
calls are medical rather than fire and it's a natu-
ral progression for the fire district to become in-
volved in EMS.


Commission negotiates ball field fill


Holmes Beach city commissioners agreed last
week to piggyback on Manatee County contract prices
to obtain fill dirt for the new Babe Ruth field at a
cheaper rate.
The city's engineer has estimated that the field
needs 2,500 yards of additional fill dirt to create a
level playing field. The county will provide the fill


from G.T. Bray Park and the Buffalo Creek Golf
Course, but the city is responsible for hauling the
dirt.
The city originally received price quotes ranging
from $45 to $41 per hour for hauling. By working with
the county, the city's price has been reduced to $37.50
per hour.


s40,000 Matching.Fund Challenge


















EVERY CENT COUNTS!


Holmes Beach residents Charles and JoAnn Lester and an estate gift will
provide up to $40,000 in matching funds for contributions made up until
Dec. 31, 1998, to the Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust.
And your contribution is tax deductible.

The Endowment Trust was established in 1994 to ensure stable funding for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center. Gifts to the Trust are held under perpetual trust, which prohibits the expenditure of the principal investment.
The interest income paid to the Center will eventually result in stability in both programs and staff.
The Center provides a critical human service need on the Island and provided more than
1.5 million hours of service to more than 3,400 Island residents last year.
Please make your contribution payable to the Anna Maria Island Community
Center Endowment Trust, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.

WE'RE COUNTING ON YOU.


This advertisement is sponsored as a community service by The Islander Bystander.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 23, 1998 N PAGE 3 lE


Sculpture stolen from Cortez schoolhouse


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Of all things to happen to the seagoing, saltwater
village of Cortez now it's looking for a horse thief.
Not to mention the horse.
Nothing has been seen of either since Tuesday,
Dec. 15, when a stainless steel horse sculpture disap-
peared from its home range of 10 years in the garden
of the Cortez schoolhouse.
The thief went to extraordinary trouble to steal the
statue, for it was 6 1/2 feet high by 6 1/2 feet long and
bolted to concrete. No vehicle tracks were found by in-
vestigating deputies, no unexplained people tracks.
Robert Sailors owned the 1912-built school and


lived and created his woven fabric artworks in it until
his death in 1995. He had a two-inch horse trinket,
decided a big one was in order, and had a stainless steel
sink maker build the larger sculpture. It's all stainless
except for decorative bronze plates.
He dedicated it to Cortezians Mary Fulford Green,
Doris Green and Sue Maddox for their successful ef-
forts to thwart a proposal to build a road that would
have gone through his property.
Villagers took to calling it the Trojan Horse, said
Anne Douglas, Bradenton attorney who represents the
Sailors estate.
Last week Carmy Naylor, acting as caretaker, no-
ticed the statue was missing Tuesday afternoon; she






This "Cortez
Trojan Horse"
has been missing
since Dec. 15.
Islander Photo:
Paul Roat


was fairly sure she had seen it that morning.
"I feel bad that someone would dare to come.and
steal it," she said. "If they'd just drop it back in the
schoolyard, we'll put it back up."
The thief came within months of stealing from
Manatee County a state grant is in process to buy the
property for the county for public use, and the statue
might well have gone with the property.



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Holmes Beach
12/29, 8:30 a.m., Canal Commission
Holiday closings
Closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1
SCity offices in Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach, Holmes Beach and Longboat Key
Island Branch Library
Closed Dec. 24 and 25, noon on
Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
Anna Maria Fire District
Administrative Office
Closed Dec. 24 through 28, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
Tingley Memorial Library
There will be no change in garbage collection.

Post-Christmas
tree pickup schedule
What to do with the Christmas tree after it's served its
seasonal purpose is the question. The answer is easy.
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curbside for normal yard-waste pickup. Remove all
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Island looks out for its own this Christmas


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Sleep will come difficult for the Island's chil-
dren this Christmas Eve. They will lie wide awake
in bed waiting for Santa to arrive even after being
told that he won't come unless they go to sleep.
They'll all be fioping for a glimpse just the same.
Earnest little minds will check off their wish lists a
thousand times before eventually succumbing to
sleep.
Seeing to it that every child from Anna Maria El-
ementary School has a wonderful Christmas, some
members of the business community came up with
ideas to raise funds to purchase presents for Island
families needing a helping hand.
Because of her close contact with the families at
the school, Guidance Counselor Cindi Harrison
knows which families need help. "Word gets out,"
she said.
When businesses contacted her, Harrison either
gave them ages of boys and girls so they could do the
shopping, or she accepted money and went shopping
for the children.
Harrison said she is moved by the outpouring of
generosity from the community. She enjoys being a
helper, but is quick to point out she is a liaison be-
tween business community and the school.
Darcie Duncan of Smith Realty in Holmes
Beach, contacted Harrison and was given the ages
of three boys that she "adopted" for Christmas. She
took up a collection from colleagues and friends and
went shopping for them. Happy to be doing some-
thing for.the Island's kids and wanting others to
share the same warm feeling, Duncan said she plans
on.recruiting more Island businesses for a toy drive
next year.
Duncan's wrapped packages, along with others
purchased by the Anna Maria Fire District, were
stacked in Harrison's classroom.
On top of the table were unwrapped presents that
Harrison had just shopped for. The table was filled
with stocking stuffers and toys including Mr. Mouth
a Battleship game, a basketball hoop, gumball ma-
chine, dart board and clothes consisting of shorts,
shirts and Buccaneer T-shirts.


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Charity begins at the bagel shop
Jackie Estes, owner of Paradise Bagels, hung a neon green sign in her store asking, "Will you help a child?"
Customers chose a tag from the "giving tree," which had the gender and age of needy Island children.
Wrapped packages were returned to the store and distributed to the families. From left are Chris Schulz,


Jackie Estes, Ronda and Leon Gottlieb.

Sue Shinka with the Bridgetender Inn in
Bradenton Beach, said her company donated the
prize they received from the annual Bradenton
Beach Christmas Lighting Contest, as they have in
previous years.
Because of a tie, this year's prize amounted to
$50 and Shinka took up a collection and raised $220
for the children. She donated the money to the
school and Harrison went shopping again.
"We would like to make this a tradition," Shinka
said.


Jackie Estes, owner


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Holmes Beach, collected a pickup truck full of gifts
for the school's children. She did the same last year,
but did the shopping and wrapping herself.
This year she put up a tree in her store and a sign
asking customers to chose a tag with the age of a boy
or girl and to return wrapped gifts to the store.
Estes said everyone has been generous. George
Sinclair, owner of the Breakers Hotel in Holmes
Beach, told Estes he was having so much fun he
couldn't stop buying. "He filled up a couch with
stuffed animals and toys," she said.
"If everyone just put up a tree," Estes said,
"think of what we could accomplish for the needy
kids on the Island."


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Anna Maria Island's birds to get eye


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The thousands of birds that call Anna Maria Island
their winter home will get more attention than usual
when the Audubon Society runs its annual bird count
Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Carl Martin of Holmes Beach, who with longtime
Bradenton birder Charles Pead heads the count here
annually, said he is looking for counters before he gets
around to counties.
"We need people to count these wonderful crea-
tures," he said. "It's open to anyone who likes birds,
and welcome. Just call me or Charlie." Martin's num-
ber is 778-6124, Pead's 792-3940.
The counters will meet at 7:30 a.m. next Wednes-
day at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, get organized and head north and south.
Martin will lead the north Island group, Pead will
take the others south even as far as Beer Can Island,
usually associated with Longboat Key but annexed to
Anna Maria.for the day.
"We go from dawn 'til dusk," said Martin, "and we


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"brief' retirement to snowy
Vermont. Dengler said he's
grateful to Sheriff Charlie -r .
Wells for bringing him back
to the department and to i
Mayor Chuck-Shumard for
requesting his'return to the
city. "I'm thrilled to be
back. It means a lot when
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"There are white pelicans here now, they are the
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One species he has missed for the past three
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In addition to the Island-long count, Martin said a
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Wrap it up
The City of Holmes Beach is preparing for the
completion of its new city hall and in the process we
expect to see them putting a positive spin on the $1.2 mil-
lion-plus complex.
First up to bat, the city passed a resolution to name the
police department's section of the complex after Snooks
Adams, the city's first police chief.
That makes for a most positive spin. Snooks is one of
Anna Maria Island's favorite people and was The Is-
lander Bystander selection for 1997 Islander of the year.
It is a fitting tribute to the Island's only law enforce-
ment officer in the 1950s, and his service as chief of po-
lice in Holmes Beach from 1955 until retirement in 1978.
It's nicely packaged with the naming of the not-yet-
completed Babe Ruth ball field for baseball legend, Anna
Maria resident Birdie Tebbetts.
Let us share one of Snooks seasonal chuckles:
Why did Santa grow a garden? So he could "Ho Ho
Ho." Snooks Adams

Take out the trash
The topic on the tip of most tongues in the southern-
most Island city this week is garbage.
Bradenton Beach is about the only place left in Mana-
tee County that isn't a client of Waste Management, the
huge national trash hauler and the only community
without recycling.
Residents in Bradenton Beach enjoy a ridiculously
low annual sanitation rate and an unbelievably high level
of service. And it's been a money-making proposition for
the city, although last year city officials did have to dip into
some reserves to make ends meet.
So there will probably be an increase in fees next year
- something like a whopping 20 percent hike, the first
increase in at least five years but there is another threat
that seems to have residents' ire riled.
There is talk of doing away with the city's garbage
department. Why?
Last week's public forum on sanitation drew a stand-
ing-room crowd pulsing with that question.
Mayor Connie Drescher told them of the need to re-
cycle, the cost of a needed new garbage truck, the high
cost estimate for a "city recycling collection center" and
other elements that did everything but convince the people.
to give up their trash collection division.
And the people said no. Loudly. Often.
Why dump a system that works, that people like and
want, and that makes money? And a "recycling collection
center" for $350,000 would be a fine price for a county-
wide facility but is very, very questionable for a city with
about 1,800 people year-round residents.
Why can't we contract out recycling and keep the city
trash collection department?
Why revamp something that works?


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A final word from
the Governor's Office
Editor's Note: The following letter sent to The Islander
Bystander was dated Dec. 10, two days before Gov.
Lawton Chiles' death.
As our administration draws to a close, we extend our
deepest thanks to you for your unfailing support. We have
strived to improve the lives of Floridians, and we have
done so with your help, your hands, and your heart.
You have helped make this state better for
Florida's children. Through the creation of local Health
Start coalitions, infant mortality is at an all-time low.
We have expanded the Healthy Kids program to more
than a quarter of a million previously uninsured chil-
dren. We have reduced teen pregnancy rates, and.in-
creased the rate of adoption so that more of Florida's
children have the benefit of secure homes and loving
families.
You have helped us improve our health care sys-
tem and, through our Community Health Purchasing
Alliances, we have provided many more Floridians
with affordable health insurance.
And you have helped us put Florida's taxpayers
first. Through the WAGES program, nearly 65,000
welfare recipients have become productive members of
our work force. We sued the tobacco companies for the
cost of Medicaid reimbursements, and they are now
paying Florida more than $13 billion, and funding a
smoking prevention and cessation project targeted to
our youth. And we made government more responsive
to our citizens and businesses, streamlining govern-
ment agencies and reducing the burden of red tape, and
creating a public/private partnership, Enterprise
Florida, to develop and oversee business and economic
opportunities.
We recognize that these achievement, and score of
others during the past eight years, would not have been
possible without you. Whenever we needed your help -
to reform worker's compensation, to demand Everglades
restoration, to provide adequate classroom space for our
children your voices were raised to demand action for
the benefit of this and future generations of Floridians.
You were not just with us in the good times in-
stead, your support and confidence sustained us


through the toughest battles. You have our enduring
gratitude, and we are forever in your debt.
Gov. Lawton Chiles, Lt. Gov. Buddy MacKay
Leave Grassy Point
to Mother Nature-
With all the recent talk and pending moneys to
purchase the Grassy Point area, I felt compelled to
make a comparison. Let's not turn this into another
Leffis Key. On a recent walk through the entire Co-
quina BayWalk area, this is my personal view.
Leffis does have its good points, one being the salt
flat area. And if you look around you will see why,
because it was basically left alone. You see very few
weeds or other intrusive plant life there. The rest of the
Island was gutted, sand was pumped in, and now it's
just a weed-infested man-made hill. But you say, "oh,
the view," which is nice, but this little piece of paradise
has paid the price.
The walk along the boardwalks gives you a good
"view" of all the litter in the area. Where mangroves
were removed from the interior up to the shoreline,
non-native plant life has all but taken over. Opening up
areas like this just rings the dinner bell for non-natives.
The same day of my trip to Leffis Key I tried to get
into the interior of Grassy Point. It was almost impos-
sible. I made it only as far as the pond. The land is so
dense with mangroves that navigation was slow going.
The pond, a natural open area, is ringed with non-na-
tive Australian pines. Again, opening up areas like this
is not meant to be.
Paul Roat, news editor for The Islander Bystander,
recently wrote a few paragraphs in his Sandscript col-
umn. He talked about boardwalks, allowing usage of
the land but, in the same breath, he also says to keep it
to a minimum and not to fuss with it too much. He sort
of skirts, neither pro or con. If the environmentalists
want a challenge, Paul, how about finding a curtailment
for tide, doing more study about the runoff into the Bay
and the list continues from here.
I can't believe you are totally for this.
In short, let's purchase the land, keep it from be-
coming developed and let's turn it over to someone we
all know will do the right thing Mother Nature.
Jon Huffman, Holmes Beach






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THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 11, The Life and Loves of Hernando DeSoto
by June Alder







A 16th-century engraving of
Atahualpa, powerful monarch of
Peru. When he agreed to meet
with Pizarro he felt into a trap.













ATHABALIBA






ACT II. ATAHUALPA


Scene: It is just before dawn on Friday
Nov. 16. 1532. The deserted plaza of the
civil-war ravaged Incan town of
Cajamarca, surrounded by a cluster of
stone houses, is silent and dark. As
dawn breaks soldiers can be seen assem-
bling for Mass. The chant of the priest is
heard and the deep-throated tones of the
soldiers singing the martial psalm
"Exsurge Domine."
Enter Captain-General Francisco
Pizarro and Captain of Cavalry
Hernando De Soto
Pizarro strides to center stage to ad-
dress his men. It has been a long, weari-
some night for them. They number only
200 while Atahualpa, King of the Incas,
commands 30,000. Atahualpa is to come
this day for a second round of "peace
talks," but Pizarro is prepared for war.
"Loyal soldiers of His Catholic
Majesty King Carlos the First," he de-
claims, "You must all be of good cour-
age today and make fortresses of your
hearts. You have no help but God, but
remember that He never fails those who
work in His service, even in their most
sore need. For every Christian here,
there are five hundred Indians. But we
shall triumph, because God will fight
upon our side."
He goes on to issue the orders of the
day. Two cannon are to be concealed
atop the city towers, along with three
harquebusiers. De Soto's cavalrymen
and their steeds will be stationed in two
empty buildings at the corners of the
square. The foot soldiers are to be de-
ployed at various posts around the plaza.
Noontime comes and goes. Pizarro
and De Soto go about giving words of
encouragement. The sun is low in the
western sky when Atahualpa and his
vanguard arrive at the city gates.
The Inca's procession is a wonder to
behold. First come groups of dancing
girls and musicians. Then warriors with
slings and copper maces, followed by
spear throwers. Slaves sweep the road
clean in front of Atahualpa's litter where
he is seated on a small throne of solid
gold. His golden crown and emerald
necklace are dazzling. Last to enter the


square are the "Virgins of the Sun"-
the servants and concubines of the
mighty Inca.
The Indians pack the square. No
Spaniard is to be seen. Atahualpa
looks around suspiciously.
Enter a friar accompanied by an
interpreter. He is tall and thin, dressed
in the black and white habit of the
Dominican order. He carries a cruci-
fix in one hand and a Bible in the
other.
Throwing back his cowl he be-
gins: "I am a priest of God and I teach
Christians the things of God. I have
now come to teach you. What I teach
is what God says to us in this book."
He speaks of the creation of man,
his fall from grace in the Garden of
Eden, the birth, death and resurrection
of Jesus. Christ, the founding of the
Church by St. Peter and the power of
his successor on Earth, the Pope.
He ends: "The present Pope has
given our King, Charles the Fifth of
Spain and Germany, dominion over
the lands of the New World, where
yours are situated. I therefore beseech
you to be his friend, for such is God's
will. And it will be for your good."
Frowning, Atahualpa asks, "How
can I tell that what you say is true?"
"It is the Word of God in this
Book," replies the friar.
Atahualpa reaches out and takes
the Bible from the friar. He tries to
open it but cannot loosen the strap that
binds it. Finally, he wrenches it open.
He stares at the pages
uncomprehendingly, then in a fury,
flings the book on the ground.
"Blasphemy! Blasphemy!" the
friar cries out. Pizarro leaps out from
his hiding place waving a kerchief in
the air. It is the signal for attack. The
Spaniards storm forth, firing cannons
and swinging swords from horseback.
Within two hours 7,000 Incans are
slain and Atahualpa is a prisoner.

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Gov. Lawton Chiles' final journey


By Paul Roat
Gov. Lawton Chiles' journey after his unexpected
death echoed his journey through his days as this state's
eminent statesman. The days after his death Dec. 12 re-
flected his love of the people he served, his tenure as an
elected official for 40 years, and his deep belief in God.
Gov. Chiles was 68 years old when he died of an
abnormal heart beat. He had just three weeks left in his
term as Florida's 41st governor, and planned to retire
to a 40-acre farm he and his wife Rhea had purchased
north of Tallahassee.

Back to the people
On Tuesday after Gov. Chiles' death, a cortege
traveled from the small town of Century in the far cor-
ner of the Panhandle to Tallahassee. It was in Century,
on the Florida-Alabama border, that Chiles began his
legendary 1,003-mile walk through Florida in his
grassroots campaign for the U.S. Senate. That journey
earned him the nickname "Walkin' Lawton" and de-
fined his skill as a person of the people.
Early in the morning of the procession, an elderly
woman shyly approached Ed Chiles, the governor's
son, who is an Anna'Maria Island restaurateur. She
introduced herself as someone who had walked with
his father 28 years ago.
"Would it be all right if I walk with him one last
time?" she asked.
"I think that would be just right," Ed replied, and the
two of them walked a few paces as the caravan slowly
moved forward, her hand gently resting on the hearse.
Scenes like that accompanied the cortege again and
again, as thousands of people lined the streets for a fi-
nal farewell to Gov. Chiles.

Lying in state
Gov. Chiles laid in state in the Old Capitol build-
ing in Tallahassee Tuesday and Wednesday to allow
the people of Florida to pay their final respects. Near
the plain pine casket, draped with the American Flag,
were'some of the things Chiles loved in life: a turkey
feather, notes from the state's children, a pair of boots
he wore during his memorable walk.
Thousands of people stood in line in the bitter cold
waiting to honor Gov. Chiles.
"I just admired the man," responded Frank Howard
to the question of why he was there as he stood in line.
As Howard entered the building, he took off his black
felt hat and slowly moved up the stairs to the casket. He
stood for a moment, head bowed, tears streaming down
his cheeks, then turned and walked away.
Gov. Chiles was only the third person in the state's
history to lie in state in the Capitol.

God's servant
The usually bustling city of Tallahassee virtually
halted at noon Wednesday when the hearse carrying Gov.
Chiles' casket left the Capitol for his final journey to Faith
Presbyterian Church and the funeral services.
Besides the motorcade of limosines carrying fam-
ily, close friends and dignitaries, cars from every
sheriff's department in the state plus scores of other
law enforcement officers representing other agencies
and municipalities escorted the final cortege.
And as in his trip from Century to Tallahassee,
thousands of people lined the streets to pay a silent
homage to the governor.
"When I heard that Gov. Chiles died, my first
thought was that it was like the grandfather of Florida
had passed away," one young man said.
More than 800 people were in the church, nestled
amid pine trees north of downtown Tallahassee. Another
400 were seated in the fellowship hall and watched the
proceedings on large-screen television, with at least an-
other 300 seated in chairs outside the church.
The services drew laughter and more than a few
tears from those in attendance. Tough, take-no-hos-
tages lobbyists wept openly when Gov. Chiles' grand-
children sang, "What a Wonderful World," and when
son Bud read a letter he wrote for his father, as if it were
his father's last letter.
Even this cynical, hard-boiled reporter has to ad-
mit having a little too much water in his eyes during
parts of the ceremony, although of course I will blame
it on the cold north wind.
Gov. Buddy MacKay spoke of Chiles' often-dis-
PLEASE SEE CHILES, NEXT PAGE


An honor guard carried the
casket with Gov. Lawton
Chiles's remains from the
Old Capitol in Tallahas-
see last Wednesday to
funeral services at Faith
Presbyterian Church as
Gov. Buddy MacKay
solemnly follows, carried
a bouquet of lilies. Thou-
sands of people quietly
went to the building
Tuesday and Wednesday
to honor Gov. Chiles.
Islander Photos:
Paul Roat


Bud and Ed Chiles escort
their mother, Rhea, from
the funeral services in
Tallahassee for Gov.
Lawton Chiles. More than
1,500 people attended the
services, and thousands
lined the streets of the state
capital to pay their final
respects to Florida's 41st
governor.


Gov. Chiles trademark boots were on a table next to the official portrait of him in the Old Capitol.





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Remembrances of Gov. Chiles


News stories usually have one good quote that
sums up an event. In the two days that encompassed
Gov. Lawton Chiles funeral services, though, there
were dozens. Below are some of the comments made
and stories told about Florida's 41st governor.

Scores of choirs and singers provided music in the
state's Old Capitol during the eight hours that viewing
took place for Gov. Chiles. There were more than 100
people passing in the building at any time, shuffling
and quietly talking as they worked their way up the
stairs to the casket.
At one point, the choir became quiet and a lone
bagpiper began the refrains of "Amazing Grace." As
the haunting notes filled the Old Capitol building, the
shuffling and murmurs drew eerily silent. Former U.S.
Congressman Sam Gibbons, who was greeting people
as they came to the casket, continued his handshakes
and shoulder-clasping, but tears began to cover his

CHILES, FROM PAGE 8
cussed "inner voices," a phrase that drew criticism and
questions from the media during the past eight years in
office. MacKay said that he knew that the inner voices
Chiles referred to came from his wife Rhea and from God.
"You know," MacKay said, "when the sculpture
'Florida's Finest' was unveiled at the Governor's Man-
sion, my wife Ann and I looked at it and understood it
immediately. As you know, it's five children and a dog
walking on a fallen log in the woods.
"But when you look at it, you see this young
woman going first, and she's confident and seems to
know exactly where she's going. And right behind her
is this big, awkward guy with his cap on backward
looking like he's about to fall off the log, and the first
thing Ann and I said is 'That's Rhea and Lawton.'
"Lawton was a different kind of leader," MacKay
said, his voice breaking. "We have to thank Lawton for
restoring our trust in each other. His legacy will live in
each of us and, if he disappointed us at all, it is only
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"Lawton Chiles was an inspiring leader," U.S. Sen.
Bob Graham said. "He had the common touch, but
Lawton Chiles himself was anything but common. He
was rooted in Florida's past but showed us the way to
the future. In 1992 at Rhea's urging he brought
computers into Florida, and I remember the press con-
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"Lawton Chiles can never be replaced, but he will
forever be remembered.
"The best thing I can say about you, Lawton,
comes from the Book of Matthew: 'Well done, good
and faithful servant.'"

"This is a little-known story about Lawton Chiles
from the first day of his famous walk across Florida," Vice
President Al Gore said. "Lawton was dropped off in Cen-
tury, at the Florida-Alabama border, and he took off down
the road. The first person he saw was a telephone repair
man up a phone pole, and Lawton called up to him, 'Hello,
I'm Lawton Chiles and I'm running for the U.S. Senate!
"'From what state?' the man called back.
"'Why, Florida!' Lawton said.
"'Well, you better turn around and walk the other
way,' the man said, 'because this is Alabama.'
"In the Sunshine State, there is no one who has
shined brighter than Lawton Chiles."

"When I first ran for the U.S. Senate in 1972,"
former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia said, "I faced
a potentially formidable opponent, the state treasurer.
My potentially formidable opponent had heard of
Lawton's walk, so he decided to walk from one end of
Georgia to the other.
"However, my potentially formidable opponent
didn't know that Lawton walked through the populated
parts of Florida, which he did not. My potentially formi-
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day to do TV press conferences, which he did not. .
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heard from again.
"Lawton Chiles' heart may have given out Satur-
day because he gave so much of it to us."

"Dad and I never did get to have that last talk," said
son Bud Chiles, "but I went to the funeral home the
other day and we did have a talk, and I feel part of him
is still here with us. He said to me that, after a few days,
where he is isn't so bad."

"I will remember him not as a leader but as a fa-
ther, a partner, and a grandfather," son Ed Chiles said.
"I know how truly blessed he was to have my mother,
blessed to have Buddy and Ann MacKay as his part-
ners, blessed by his staff and supporters.
"My father's spirit resides in each of you. My family
has seen that spirit in thousands of faces along our routes,
and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the
outpouring of love and respect and for giving my father
what he cherished the opportunity to serve.
"I only regret not being able to hold and touch you
one more time, but I thank you for the example you
gave us. We love you dearly."

"Lawton and I were fishing a few months ago, and
Lawton caught this truly enormous bass," recalled
Mallory Home, the only man this century to serve as
Florida's speaker of the House and Senate president.
"I reached down to grab the fish and, as I grabbed its
mouth, Lawton jerked on the line and the hook jabbed
right through my thumb. I hollered out, and looked over
at Lawton, hoping to get a little sympathy.
"'Don't you lose my bass,' was all he said.
"He scrambled over the tackle boxes and coolers to
me, and then he reached out, grabbed the hook, barb in
reverse, and snatched it out. I almost fainted, it hurt so bad,
and I looked over at him again, sure I'd get some kind
word or something.
"'Home, you aren't as tough as you say you are,' was
all Lawton said.
"Lawton Chiles died with his boots on, and therefore
he'll never have to quit being governor. I like that."


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For more information, call Mirian VanWinkle at
778-7865. Membership inquiries may be directed to
Florence Gelderman at 778-3659.

Key art center sets
kids' programs
Special youth programs have been scheduled
during the holidays.by the Longboat Key Center for
the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S.
Monday, Dec. 28, will see two of them a
hands-on workshop in paper marbleizing for grades
3-6 from 10:30 a.m. until noon, and a creative art
demonstration for sixth- to eighth-graders from 12:30
to 1:30. Both will be led by Liz Davis at the center.
The center will sponsor a musical presentation
featuring Kenny Sodeblom, open to children of all
ages, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, at
the Longboat Key Adult Recreation Center, 5370
Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Details may be obtained at 383-2345.

Christ Mass coming
at Annunciation
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, will have its Christ Mass
with children's homily at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve,
Thursday, Dec. 24. At 10 p.m. there will be a hymn
sing, at 10:30 the Solemn Mass of the Nativity.
On Christmas day, Friday, a low Mass will be
celebrated at 10 a.m.
The morning midweek Holy Eucharist with Holy
Unction will not be observed Thursday. Further infor-
mation is available at 778-1638.


Baptists set Christmas
eve service
The Island Baptist Church will conduct its annual
Christmas eve service at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, at
the church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.
The candlelight Christmas observance is open
to the public. Sandy Taylor, worship leader, will
direct the music and Jack Carroll, interim pastor,
will read the scripture and preside over the Lord's
Supper with the deacons. Information may be ob-
tained at 778-0719.


Fifth annual show

at Art League
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The fifth annual James Pay Exhibit will
open Jan. 8 with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30
p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312
Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
It honors the memory of the wildlife pho-
tographer who founded the league and orga-
nized the first major art festival on the Island 10
years ago, said Betsy Smith, who knew him
well. He died five years ago.
He was a longtime member of the Artists
Guild of Anna Maria Island when he evolved
the idea of a festival. When the guild declined
to participate, Pay broke away and with a dozen
or so other artists formed the Art League and
watched it grow to more than 100 members,
said Smith.
The Pay exhibit is for members only, said
Smith, and they should submit their works Jan.
5-7. The show will be judged and awards made
at the reception Jan. 8. The show will close Jan.
28.
Opening the following day will be the Have
a Heart for the Arts exhibit, which is open to
non-members and has a Jan. 26-28 submission
time frame. Details are available at 778-2099.
On at the same time as Have a Heart will be
a photographic exhibit in the league's small gal-
lery.
The league has two seasonal exhibitions,
the Winter Fest which was Dec. 5 and 6, and the
annual show at the height of the season in
March.
On display through December is the Youth
Exhibit from the Winter Fest outdoor show.


Islander wins degree
in nursing
SWorking full time and still earning a perfect 4.0
grade average, Florence "Flair" Wilkins of Holmes
Beach has won her Bachelor of Science in Nursing
degree at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale,
Tenn.
Her husband, Rick Wilkins, said she also was
asked to be a member of Sigma Theta Tau nursing
honor society.
She worked her way through school as a medical
research coordinator, he said, adding: "Not only am I
very proud of her accomplishments, she is an excellent
example to our children that hard work pays off."







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Unique or just plain unusual?


By Morgan Hadala
Special to The Islander Bystander
Believe it or not, there are some people out there
who do not get the usual tie or a dress shirt every year
for Christmas. Sometimes the usual way of presenting
the gift is not the same. But have you ever wondered
where these unusual ideas stem from?
To some the gifts are a little strange, and the way
they are given is sometimes even stranger. These "un-
usual" gifts are usually given for a reason, and the
people they are given to almost always enjoy them.
Sometimes it is not the gift that they enjoy the most, but
the way they receive it.
"When I was younger my mother told my brother
and I that we were going to get coal and sticks for
Christmas and she wasn't kidding. In my stocking,
I got a pair of coal earrings and my brother got some
incense sticks," said Jody Gerling.
Brie Milus said that every year she seems to get
something on the unusual side, but it was three specific
gifts that stuck in her head the most.
"One Christmas, a former boyfriend made me walk
out to the car and open the trunk. When I did, there was
a puppy in it! Fortunately it wasn't in there for long,"
said Milus. She said that was a fun gift to receive, and
definitely an unusual way of receiving it.
"Another year, my mother-in-law gave me a bot-
tom of a palm tree. It had a face carved in it, and where
the roots were, it was a beard. The gift sounds a little
strange, but it was actually very beautiful," Milus said.
Milus said the one gift she'receives every year is
the one that she enjoys the most. She gets a life-size
Christmas card with a poem on it that her husband
makes for her. He does something different every year.
Some people like to add a touch of their own, making
it a little more special.
"My sister wanted some RevereWare (pots and
pans) last year and I don't like giving normal Christ-
ma.s gifts so I put a twist to it. I put an unusual stuffed
animal in each piece and made up my own recipe for
how to cook that animal. It turned out she thought it
was a really neat idea," Laura Wason said.
Katherine Stewart said, "My father got me a pair


of chaps one year and I never rode a horse in my
whole life. I keep them in my closet though, just in
case I get the urge."
"My mother always buys gifts for people that she
knows the person won't like," said Lori Voth. "I think
that she does it in hopes the person will give the gift
back to her."
On the other hand, there are people that give gifts
that they enjoy just as much as the people they give
it to. Some people even customize whatever it is they
are giving so that it can truly be from the heart.
"Last year I gave personalized CDs to my friends
with music that I wrote," Nathan Kozyra said.
A few said that making personalized gifts is help-
ful when you don't have a lot of money to spend on
Christmas gifts.
Lonnie Sterling noted, "When times were rough,
my husband and I would give each other vouchers for
our gifts. This was nice, and.practical too. Some of
the things that we would use for these vouchers were
certain chores around the house, for example, taking
care of our animals' daily needs."
Sterling said that other times she got her husband
numerous amounts of the same gift. "One year I got
him six umbrellas and 16 pairs of underwear. These
items were the things that he claimed to have the least
of. This way he could lose a few of each and still be
okay," Sterling said.
Sometimes though, these personalized gifts leave
much to be desired.
Scott MacDonald said, "A close friend of mine
got served his divorce papers on Christmas. The pa-
pers were expected, but definitely not on Christmas."
Whatever your Christmas gifts you receive, coal
earrings or divorce papers, keep in mind it's the
thought that counts. So remember to smile, even if
you hate it.
Morgan Hadala, 20, ofAnna Maria, is a student
at Manatee Community College. This article is an
assignmentfor her mass communications class. She
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Choosing a principal no easy task for Islanders


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Post-it notes, colored, scented markers and poster-
size paper were the tools used to draw an image of a
new principal for Anna Maria Elementary School.
A town meeting in the school's cafeteria was at-
tended by teachers, support staff, parents, volunteers
and others from the community Monday, Dec. 14.
Principal Jim Kronus announced early December
he will retire on Jan. 19. With time ticking away, some
present at the meeting wondered whether enough time
was allotted to find his replacement. It has been known
Kronus would retire since the beginning of the year, but
a date was not announced pending retirement negotia-
tions with the school board.
SConducting the brainstorming session were Merrie
Lynn Parker, parent liaison with the office of school
management, and Judy Kreiling, supervisor of staff de-
velopment.
Kreiling said the selection process isn't unique to
the school, a site analysis is conducted whenever there
is a need for a school official.
Parker said this is a "rare occasion" for the people
associated with the school, noting that Kronus has been
principal for 25 years.
In order to assist the Manatee County School Dis-
trict in the selection of a new principal, participants
were grouped together at the cafeteria tables and asked
to describe what leadership and personal qualities the
new principal should possess.
They were also asked to identify successful and
unique programs at the school that they would like to
see continued, as well as to point out critical problem
areas that need to be addressed by the new principal.

Important principal
characteristics
SHaving a personal understanding of and affinity
for the unique nature of the Island community. Being
able to join into the community and to bring the com-


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Town meeting on hiring a new school principal drew a score ofpeople. Islander Photo: Susna K. Kesselring
Town meeting on hiring a new school principal drew a score of people. Islander Photo: Susna K. Kesselring


munity into the school.
Being accountable for every student's success and
progress, aware of each child's potential and capacity,
interested in the children's lives, and providing loving dis-
cipline required for an effective learning environment.
Able to use effective interpersonal skills with teach-
ers, parents, students and community members, demon-
strating a positive attitude and sense of humor and being
a good listener who is accessible and open minded.

Unique aspects of the school
School's location, its small size, friendly environ-
ment, relaxed and casual atmosphere, outdoor lunch
area, successful fundraisers, high student achievement
and the school's openness and accessibility to the par-
ents and the community.
Volunteers and community support including


media support, the grandparents program, parent in-
volvement and an active Parent-Teacher Organization.
Programs that enrich the students' experiences
and recognize accomplishments that include walking
field trips and other field trips, Math Superstars, keep-
ing critters in classrooms, Student of the Week, class-
room buddies and-partner programs, the Fall Festival,
book fair, D.A.R.E. and fifth grade graduation.

Critical problem areas
The school is in need of upgrades, refurbishing
and enlargement. Issues noted are air quality, draining,
plumbing, security and carpeting. Areas cited as need-
ing renovation are the cafeteria, media center, play-
ground, parking and the parent pickup area.
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SCHOOL, FROM PAGE 12


More effort to address individual student needs
such as for full-time ESE programs, an in-house gifted
program, adding more music programs, more empha-
sis on writing and the basics and mentor programs.
More community involvement including better
communication with the district office, need for corpo-
rate partnerships, more utilization of facilities after
school hours and increased accessibility to teachers and
classrooms after hours.

Best candidate?
With that said, the last question was, "What single
characteristic will separate the best candidate from
other highly qualified applicants."
Responses were:
Positive, sincere leader who recognizes the power
of Island community involvement.
Sensitive and compassionate for needs of all chil-
dren.
Motivator.
Dedicated to education with progressive attitude.
Team player.

The next step
Now that a profile is drawn, a six-person commit-
tee will interview qualified candidates and make rec-
ommendations to the school board. The committee
consists of Cindi Harrison, teacher; Marlene Fletcher,
support staff; Joyce Carp, parent representative; Don
Shroeder; business community representative; and two
school officials, Bill Owens, personnel director and Dr.
Tom Walker, coordinator.
Before the position is open to the public at large,
school principals within the district will be given an
opportunity for a lateral transfer.
Parker said if the committee finds those candidates
don't meet the qualifications, the job will be open to
other persons in the district with principal certification
and then to the public.
Interviews for lateral transfers will begin Jan. 8.
Kreiling said the new principal is expected to come
aboard two weeks before Kronus retires, which she said
is typical.


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week
tabled an ordinance that would have regulated the
city's rights of way because they felt it was inad-
equate.
The draft ordinance says that low landscaping,
such as sod or ground cover, is permitted within the
rights of way but that anything that obstructs the use
of the rights of way as a clear area is not permitted
and can be removed by the city.
"It turns out that the comprehensive plan re-
quires us to have some kind of agreement in place
by June," Commission Chairman Don Maloney
said. "I don't think what we have provides what
the planning commission-was looking for when
they revised the plan. I don't think this ordinance
is adequate."
According to the comprehensive plan, "By
June 1999 the city shall, through revisions of the
city's code of ordinances, establish procedures for
the identification, protection from encroachment


or acquisition of roadway right of way."
Commissioners agreed with Maloney.
Commissioner Roger Lutz has maintained that
the ordinance is unnecessary and if residents are
obstructing a right of way, the city has the right.to
tell them to move the obstruction or the city will.
However, Code Enforcement Officer Walter
Wunderlich has told commissioners that he needs
some type of ordinance to help him enforce the
city's codes. Wunderlich has pointed out that many
residents are unaware that there is a city right of way
on their property, and they think their property runs
to the street.
The city's building department has told com-
missioners that some residents put rocks and fences
in the rights of way to prevent parking.
The city attorney has noted that the ordinance
does not include anything about irrigation, nor does
it address the city's median beautification program.
Mayor Carol Whitmore asked the city's beau-
tification board to review the draft ordinance and
make suggestions for revisions.


An
old-fashioned
tune
Members of the Anna
Maria Island Historical
Society enjoyed entertain-
ment by the Anna Maria
Repertory Singers at their
annual holiday party.
Islander Photo:
Pat Copeland.


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The Islander Bystander office will close at noon Dec. 24, Thursday. We will be open from 10 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Dec. 26, in order to allow staff and families to enjoy the Christmas holiday. The
deadline for classified advertising (line ads for items for sale, services, rentals and
real estate, etc.) will be Monday, Dec. 28, at NOON for the Dec. 30 issue.
Classified advertising must be mailed or placed in person with payment. The Islander Bystander accepts fax orders for
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I[] PAGE 14 0 DECEMBER 23, 1998 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Islander designing another hi-tech library


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A drive-in library with self-checkout and comput-
ers on fiber optics for instant Internet it's all the
product of Anna Maria architect Gene Aubry.
He is designing a new branch library in Sarasota,
on Fruitville Road just east of Interstate 75, and it will
be almost beyond cutting-edge.
Aubry is something of a utilitarian dreamer where
libraries are concerned. His building will be "a con-
tainer to keep the weather out" and attractively present
all the services a community can use.
This "container" will be 25,000 square feet, almost
as large as the old Selby library, with room for 100,000
books compared with the Aubry-designed new Selby's
73,000 square feet and 300,000-book capacity.
It will reflect Aubry's philosophy to "get as much
building as you can for the money and still provide
everything that must be in the program." It will be de-
signed for expansion, for "people are coming here like
gulls, and in 25 years this area will be as different from
now as now is different from 25 years ago."
Aubry's new downtown library opened only four
months ago, and already there is newer technology for
the East Branch.
To determine how a library may best serve the
public, Aubry said he needed to look no further than
retail stores which have made a fine art of service
through function. "Go into Burdines, and a lady will
spray ladies with perfume and hand out.makeup infor-
mation, the men's department shows you clearly what
will serve both you and the store. From Beall's door
you can see your way to every department. They
know."
Aubry designed both Selby and the new branch for
"a tremendous number of books going in and out of the
stacks, where people can come in and get a movie, do


Thefirst library Islander Gene Aubrey designedin Sarasota is the Selby. Islander PhotoPaul Roat
The first library Islander Gene Aubrey designed in Sarasota is the Selby. Islander Photo:Paul Roat


computer work, all of it."
He has included drive-in service, where drivers can
pick up books, tapes and other items they have ordered
by phone or e-mail, "and it's not a little fast-food win-
dow, either."
There will be facilities where vehicles can leave
wheelchairs and pick them up, places where busloads
of youngsters can be handled without disturbing the
other library patrons.
There will be computers galore, though Aubry
doesn't think there can ever be enough "You could
put a computer on every flat surface in the building and
still need more." Their Internet connections will be fi-
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an elaborate complex will house most of Sarasota
County's workings, and Aubry said he and others will
fight hard for good landscaping of the whole area.
Another part, near the library, will be a lot where
people can leave their cars and ride buses or shared-ride
vehicles to work and back, which will mean more trade
for the library.
"A library can't be static," Aubry said. "Carnegie was
appropriate for its time. Not now. Now a library is a meet-
ing place, a community center, an education and entertain-
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Museum complex
holiday hours listed
The South Florida Museum, Bishop Planetarium and
Parker Manatee Aquarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton,
have set special hours during the holiday season.
They will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday,
Dec. 24; from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 26 to Dec. 30; 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 31; and closed Christmas and New
Year's Day.
The planetarium will have holiday light shows
most days at 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2:30, 4 and 6 p.m. De-
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"The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood,"
musical through which Lone T. Wolf tells his side of
the story through Dec. 26 at Players Theatre, 838
N.Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Tickets $9, students $7.
Details, 365-2494.

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office of Wagner Realty for November. Other top list-
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Verna Frey of Palmetto, Jack McCormick of Longboat
Key and Mary Bolan at Wildewood. Other sales lead-
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Margaret Dawson Davis
Margaret Dawson Davis, 72, of Anna Maria, died
Dec. 20, at home.
Service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffith-
Cline Funeral Home, Island Chapel, 6000 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota,
FL 32439.
Born in Miami, Ms. Davis came here from Deland in
1954. She was a homemaker. She was Episcopalian.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Leigh, of Sil-
ver City, N.C.; a son, Ted E. of Anna Maria; and two
grandchildren.
Zita Mach
Zita Mach, 91, of Holmes Beach died Dec. 16 at
Blake Medical Center.
Born May 19, 1907, in Loraine, Ohio, she came here
from Richmond Heights, Ohio, in 1966. She was a secre-
tary for Thompson Industries. She was a member of St.
Bernard Catholic Church and its Ladies Guild.
Surviving are a step-daughter, Carol Reed of Euclid,
Ohio; two step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grand-
children.
There were no funeral services. Inurnment was at
Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio. Memorial dona-
tions may be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248
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Dec. 20, at home.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the
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Holmes Beach. National Cremation Society is in charge
of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to
Church of the Annunciation, P.O. Box 978, Anna Maria,
FL 34216.
Born in Indianapolis, Mrs. Palmer came to Manatee
County from Albany, N.Y., in 1985. She was a home-
maker. She was a member of Albany Episcopal Diocese
and St. Stephens Church, New York. She attended Church
of the Annunciation in Holmes Beach.
She is survived by her husband, Charles H.; a daugh-
ter, Antoinette Overackerr of Slinglerlands, N.Y.; a son,
Charles D. of Delmar, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and four
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'Slick' new golf book features


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Jack Egan helped kill a monster pollution threat to
Anna Maria Island, has entertained a generation here
and now has hit the golf course.
He does it with cartoons, particularly his oil-
drenched bird "Slick." And Slick makes an appearance
atop his dock piling in "Mulligan's Name Was
Ambrose," billed as "a book of humorous golf stories"
by Tod C. McGinley.
The stories are short and indeed humorous, al-
though adamantly golfish, and Egan's cartoons are at
least as funny, although golfish. It's legitimate, for
Egan is a determined golfer.
A Mulligan is described as "a second attempt at a
shot, usually at the first tee. Not recognized by the rules
of golf." No, but it's an expression clearly understood
in golf lore, and author McGinley was there at its cre-
ation.
He says Ambrose Mulligan was a bartender in an


Irish pub run by the author's uncle. He frequently
poured a drink with the comment, "I think I'll take
another shot myself." Golfing patrons took up the cho-
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Egan cartoons
Mulligan."
SAmbrose Mulligan, said McGinley, became an air-
line pilot and ultimately retired to Las Vegas. Author
McGinley himself is retired in Sun City.
The book is not about Mulligan, however, but
about golf course tales and incidents, some involving
the most celebrated professional golfers. The cartoons
are illustrations.
Egan's are sharper and punchier and, well, "Slick"
compared with the works of the other cartoonist -
which is not to say he is bad, just that Egan is that good.
Egan has golf-cartooned for newspapers and for
advertisements for many years. He was reared in
Bradenton, studied advertising at Florida State Univer-
sity and has lived on the Island for 37 years, all of them
in the same house in Anna Maria City.
After Army service he tried banking and law
school and ended up in professional relations for an
insurance company. He started drawing cartoons in
1973 when his daughters wanted to rescue a bird from
an oil spill in Tampa Bay, and when he couldn't deliver
an oily bird he drew one.
The result, ol' Slick, was an important "cast mem-
ber" in the Islander's successful struggle to defeat a
proposal for an offshore oil loading platform for super-
tankers. The paper, a predecessor to the present Is-
lander Bystander, led the fight in the 1970s against the
proposal that was supported by chambers of commerce
and daily newspapers throughout the region, Egan re-
calls.
Proceeds from sales of the $9.95 book are to go to
the Martha and Mary House in Ruskin, which cares for
abused women and their children. It is on sale at the
bookstore and the PGA shop, both at Sarasota-
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School
Susan Kesselring

Kindergartners
celebrate Christmas
Before leaving for holiday vacation, kindergartners
from Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Loveland and Mrs. Moran's
classes at Anna Maria Elementary School spent part of
Thursday, Dec. 17, doing all the special things that give
the season warmth and sparkle.
Parents and volunteers helped teachers lead the
children through the festive activities. Classrooms were
decorated inside and out with construction-paper elves
and Christmas tree paintings.
Wearing hand-decorated, painted T-shirts designed
earlier in the week, the children worked diligently
painting sand dollars and Christmas tree cutouts for
ornaments to hang on their trees at home. They also
decorated brown paper bags with ornamental stamps.
Students gathered in "Santa's Snack Shop" in
the cafeteria to do some more decorating this time
with cookies.
Outside in the warm sunshine, Pastor Ken
Sinclair of Bradenton's First Presbyterian Church
was busily engaging the children in Christmas car-
ols. He brought along his acoustic guitar and to-
gether they sang Christmas classics including
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Jingle Bells"
and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."
Hot chocolate was served in the school's ca-
boose along with a story. Volunteer Jane Heltman
turned the pages of an audio book, "Polar Express,"
written by Chris Van Allsburg, complete with train
sounds and a tender narrative about the magic of
Christmas, which produced tears from some moth-
ers including myself.
Upon leaving the caboose, each child was given a
green-yarn necklace with a dangling silver bell, sym-
bolic of the protagonist in the story who asks Santa for
one silver bell from his sleigh.


The last of the best for 1998
Anna Maria Elementary School students of the week are, left to right, front to back, Severin Walstad, Kristen Bucci,
Billy Wilks, Ashley Oberhofer, Danielle Mullen, Gabrielle Westerman, Matthew Shafer, Haley Hutchison, Burns
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Cinderella's lesson
What do you want for Christmas?
Remember in the 1970s when people said "peace"
and meant it?
While our "Wag the Dog" war has subsided in Iraq,
it doesn't provide the comfort we seek in the phrase
"peace on earth," does it?
S,, Times change. So does war we now watch it on
television as it happens and apparently also peace
has changed. It is now the time while there are no at-
tacks.
And while the White House plays the media game
(i.e. Dustin Hoffman's spin on "make war cover-up" in
the movie Wag the Dog), the impeachment has been
completed and we progress to the trial in the Senate
very soon.
Who would have thought?
We can easily guess what Bill Clinton wants for
Christmas his job.
For myself, I wish for good health for my family
and another year just like the last one.
Remember when you really had something to wish
for as a kid? A bicycle, doll house or a wrist watch?
I remember putting a few things together on Christ-
mas Eve, first for siblings, then for my kids. At least I
-had experience with Christmas Eve. I remember being
15 or so and putting together a bike and a Barbie doll
house.
At our house and aren't they all different? the
big toys and gifts weren't wrapped, they stood in
groups (a corner of the living room for each of four
kids) and smaller packages were Christmas wrapped.
Everything was laid out and sorted "by kid" the
night before. My parents hung a sheet in the hallway
between the living room and the bedrooms so no one
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one got!
Assembly was a breeze back then back when I
actually read directions.
And how 'bout those Christmas trees! Over the
years we had a white, fluffy flocked tree, a pink tree,
a baby blue tree and the classic of all '60s trees the
metal tree. It was a perfect shape, perfectly symmetri-
cal and perfectly glittery on its own. Add the electric
spotlight with the turning wheel of gel film in colors of
red, green and blue and you hardly needed ornaments.
We went through many phases and shades of color-
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STIR, FROM PAGE 20

I knew I had done a very bad thing, sneaking that late-
night peak.
I was terrified that anyone would know until now.
But the fascination with wrist watches continued.
I have plenty of them now. I have one with a hologram
face that looks like someone shot a bullet at the glass.
I have a yellow one with a bubble face and a little plane
flying around on the second hand. A pink one, green
one, red one and a silver one with pink and baby blue
rhinestones.
I have two watches from Russia, gifts from world
traveler Ed Alder (husband of writer June), who for a
time was visiting Russia with more frequency than I do,
Kmart. The KGB finally put a halt to his visits and he's
focused on Thailand, China and next, Vietnam.
The Russian watches were made in a factory Alder
toured in the town where he stayed most often. What looks
like "Pilot" in English is the Russian brand name, and the
bands are sold separately they're imported. The hand-
made paper-covered cardboard box and Russian printed
warranty (instructions?) are keepsakes of themselves.
I've also been a sucker for unusual clocks. I couldn't
resist them for a time. Thankfully, I also reached a point
when I'd had enough clocks. Five or so "working" clocks
in the house are enough, especially since every appliance
and gadget comes with an LED time built in. And facing
a computer screen with a clock counting away the minutes
all day is enough already.
As for gifts and Christmas, I learned that
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Dec. 13, no driver's license, 5200 block of Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. The deputy stopped the sub-
ject that he knew did not have a driver's license and
issued a citation.

Bradenton Beach
Dec. 11, found property, Seventh Street North
and Gulf Drive. The officer observed the subject run
onto the beach and followed him. When the subject
saw the officer, he flagged him down and handed
him a car stereo and CD player he said he found in
Front of the laundromat on Seventh Street.
Dec. 13, retail theft, 2513 Gulf Drive N., Circle
K. The complainant reported the subject took a pack
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Dec. 13, DWLS with knowledge, warrant,
1100 block of Gulf Drive South. The officer on pa-
trol observed the subject traveling 42 mph in a 25-
mph zone and stopped him. A check showed the
subject's driver's license was suspended and he had
a warrant from the Manatee County sheriff's office.
He was placed in custody.
Dec. 13, aggravated assault on a law enforce-
ment officer, 400 block of Gulf Drive North on the
beach. The officer observed the subject walking
along the beach with a beer and advised him the
beach was closed and he would have to pour out his
beer and leave. The officer said the subject became
visibly upset and began muttering obscenities under
' his breath. After another warning, the subject left
walking east on Cortez Road toward the bridge.
About 15 minutes later the officer was advised
by a sheriff's dispatcher that the subject called and
reported that -the officer had "kicked him off his
beach." The dispatcher said the subject stated sev-
eral times that if he had a gun, he would kill the of-
ficer. The dispatcher said the subject then said he
could see the officer from where he was calling. The
officer left the scene for fear the subject would carry
out his threat.


The officer requested that the state attorney's of-
fice file charges of aggravated assault.
Dec. 16, criminal mischief, 200 block of Gulf
Drive South. The victim reported an unknown per-
son slashed his convertible top. Damages were $800.
Dec. 16, grand theft auto, 100 block of Third
Street South. The victim reported an unknown per-
son removed his vehicle from his residence.
Dec. 17, grand theft auto recovery, fleeing to
elude, Gulf Drive and Cortez Road. The officer was
dispatched to investigate a suspicious vehicle at
Smuggler's Cove, 1501 Gulf Drive N., and he ob-
served a subject get into the vehicle with the driver.
He said the driver drove at him and he had to jump
into his vehicle to avoid being hit.
The officer said the subjects proceeded south on
Gulf Drive to the intersection with Cortez Road,
crashed into a fence and fled. He attempted to pur-
sue them on foot, then called in a Manatee County
Sheriff's K-9 unit. The subjects were not located. An
investigation showed that'the vehicle was one re-
ported stolen the day before on Third Street South.
The officer said he found a cassette player, a CD
player, a CD case and 32 CDs in the vehicle.
Dec. 17, burglary to an automobile, 1501 Gulf
Drive North, Smuggler's Cove. The officer investi-
gating a vehicle theft found a vehicle with the
driver's side window broken and the dashboard dam-
aged. Damages were $490.
Dec. 17, grand theft auto, 2200 block of Av-
enue A, The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a vehicle valued at $30,000 and containing
two cell phones valued at $200.
Dec. 17, found property a GTE pager,
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Dec. 10, burglary to an automobile, 33rd Street
beach. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved her wallet containing a credit card, $200 in cash
and a checkbook. She said when she reported her credit
card stolen she learned it had been used three times.
Dec. 11, traffic, 30th Street and Avenue E. The
officer stopped the subject in a vehicle with an ex-
pired tag and the subject said her driver's license


expired in April. A check showed no license was
ever issued. The officer issued two citations.
Dec. 11, battery, 5325 Marina Drive, Marina
Bay restaurant. The complainant reported she was at
the bar and the subject approached and talked to her,
then grabbed her blouse and pulled it open. She said
she wanted to press charges and the officer advised
her to come to the police station when she is sober.
Dec. 11, theft, 5900 block of Flotilla. The com-
plainant reported he was behind in his rent and the
subject locked him out of the residence. He said the
subject took his briefcase but returned it after he
agreed to make a rent payment.
The complainant said the subject took the brief-
case a second time and refused to return it until he
paid back rent. The officer spoke to the subject, who
denied taking the briefcase. The complainant signed
an affidavit and said he wanted to file charges. The
complainant reported the subject returned his brief-
case on Dec. 16.
Dec. 13, suspicious, 300 block of 66th Street.
The complainant reported he observed two juveniles
taking down his Christmas decorations. He asked the
officer to contact their parents and advise them of
the juveniles' actions.
Dec. 14, assist fire department, 200 block of
76th Street. The officer assisted fire department per-
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Dec. 12, found property a bicycle, 3232 East
Bay Drive, Subway.
Dec. 14, burglary to an automobile, 4500 block
of Gulf Drive. The victim reported an unknown person
removed his vehicle tag, prescription glasses, sun-
glasses, vehicle registration and insurance papers.
Dec. 15, battery, 7100 block of Palm Drive. The
officer reported he responded to a report of a distur-
bance and found the crying victim on the ground near
the street. She said she had a fight with the subject and
he hit her in the head and kicked her in the side.
The officer said he located the subject a block
from the scene and when he asked him what hap-
pened, the subject said he and the victim were hitting
each other and he kicked her in the side. The subject
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was placed in custody.
The victim said she was in a lot of pain and could
not feel anything below her waist. EMS responded and
transported her to the hospital. The officer said he
learned that she had three fractured ribs and a pinched
nerve that resulted in temporary paralysis.
Dec. 15, suspicious, 100 block of 81st Street.
The complainant reported there was a subject sleep-
ing in a vehicle in her front yard. The officer awoke
the intoxicated subject, pulled the vehicle onto the
street, locked it and drove the subject home. He
warned the subject not to drive until morning.
Dec. 16, suspicious, 8102 Gulf Drive, Haley's
Motel. The complainant said she and her children
came to the motel from Indiana with the subject. She
said the subject told her he was due money from the
government and they would pay the motel bill and
purchase a house. She said on Dec. 15,.the subject
left the motel and.did not return.
Dec. 17, assistance, 100 block of 48th Street.
The officer assisted the complainant in getting rid of
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Island Sports

The week
that was...
By Kevin P. Cassidy


Short-handed IFC
avenges sloppy loss
The Island Football Club's under-12 team, Palma
Sola Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander, ventured down
to Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota determined to atone for
the past a 2-1 loss to Sarasota 2 in driving rain at
/ G.T. Bray Park, a soccer game the Islanders felt they
dominated.
Going into this game, the locals knew they would
be minus a couple of starting players due to Christmas
vacations, but they didn't know that they would be
playing with only nine players, as one player got sick
and two others missed rides to the game.
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Maser, Logan Bystrom and Max Gazzo left nothing
on the field. They played their hearts out on an ex-
tremely hot December day and refused to lose despite
the other team having two extra players on the field and
the benefit of subs to spell their tired players.
A tie would have been considered a herculean ef-
fort under the circumstances, making Palma Sola Ani-
mal Clinic/Islander Bystander's 4-1 victory all the
more impressive. The Islanders came out on the attack
to completely stun the Sarasota opponents, as they ex-
pected an easy win based on their two-man field advan-
tage.
Taylor Manning got things going in the right direc-
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clearing pass by a Sarasota defender, pushed it to his
left and unleashed a low rocket from 20 yards out that
easily beat the goalie to the near post, for a 1-0 lead less
than five minutes into the game.
Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander Bystander con-
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Sarasota 2 on the defensive. Doing this required every
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Sarasota striker a breakaway run on goal. Jordan
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eight player just got off his shot before Maser bravely
went in on a hard tackle, resulting in a violent collision.
With the score now tied 1-1, Palma Sola Animal
Clinic/Islander Bystander got a second wind and
picked up the pace to again pressure the Sarasota de-
fense as the half ended.
A five-minute break and some water revitalized the
Islanders for the second half, as they came out and
scored three goals in the first 15 minutes to put the
game away.
The first goal of the second half came when Skyler
Purcell stole the ball in the midfield and passed it out-
side to Logan Bystrom. Bystrom carried the ball up the
right side before passing it back inside to Purcell.
Purcell burned two defenders inside before pushing it
down the right wing and outrunning the defender, then
ripping a high shot from the right edge of the penalty
box that went over the goalie's head and into the back
of the net for a 2-1 lead.
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Happy holidays! Here's some last-minute help


Although you're all probably too busy to do any-
thing with The Islander Bystander other than wadding
it up to use as packing in holiday presents, perhaps a
few of these items may catch your eye and give you a
smile or thought.

Holiday help
The following excerpts are from an satirical article by
Jeff Danziger that appeared in the "Los Angeles Times."
The article is in the form of a memo from department store
management to holiday staff members.
"We've noticed that some of our younger Christmas
^ help has limited experience in retail work. If this is your
situation, we suggest you take the time to learn some valu-
able retailing skills while you are working here.
"* The people who come into the store every day
during business hours are the customers. Unlike you,
they're not just walking through on their way to
somewhere else. Your job is to help them find what
they want. A good way to start is to ask them: 'May
I help you?' Some of you have been using the shorter
alternative 'Yeah?' and its diminutive, 'Huh?' Even
though these expressions save time, we'd prefer the
longer version in honor of the holiday spirit.
"* Part of your job, besides your breaks, is to pro-
vide information to the customers about our merchan-
dise. By merchandise we mean 'the stuff on the
shelves,' as someone put it the other day. Take a few
minutes to familiarize yourselves with this, er ... stuff.-
That way, when a customer asks you where something
is, you'll know. See how this works? This is a real plus,
knowing where the stuff is.


SPORTS, FROM PAGE 24
Islander Bystander a direct free kick. Purcell took the kick
and lofted it over the Sarasota goalie's head for a 3-1 lead.
The last goal was an example of persistence and smart
play. Purcell beat the defender down the right wing and
sent the ball through the goal niouth where it rolled along
the end line. An alert Daniel Miller chased the ball down,
turned and carried it along the end line towards the goal.
When the defender came out to challenge for the ball,
Miller smartly hit a drop pass to left fullback Sean Pittman.
Pittman controlled the ball before cutting inside and rip-
ping a high line drive that a defender attempted to block
with his head. The ball caromed off his head and into the
back of the net for the fourth and.final goal.
The victory was such a collective group effort that all
nine players shared in winning player-of-the-match hon-
ors. The win improves Palma Sola Animal Clinic/Islander
Bystander's record to 6-3-2, putting the Islanders in the
thick of the U-12 West Coast League title hunt.
The Islanders need a loss from Manatee West, which
would leave them tied for first, and based on head-to-head
competition, the Islanders would take first place.

Indoor soccer tournament action
If you are a fan of fast-paced physical sports, the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's sixth-annual Christmas
SIndoor Soccer Tournament was the place to be this past
week. Twenty-six teams in six age groups ranging from
under-8 teams up to adults (over 18) played in the five-day
tournament at the Center.
Four local teams are still alive to win the champion-
ship in their respective divisions while the home town Hot
Spurs took the under-8 division title. Joel Mitchell won
most-valuable player honors for his effort in scoring five
goals in three games.
The Hot Spurs defeated Westside United and the*
Terminators (twice) to win the title.
All other age groups saw teams from the losers
-' bracket fight back and force deciding games which were
scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 22, and Wednesday night,
Dec. 23, to determine champions in under-10, 12, 14, 16,
18 and the adult divisions.
The Island's under-10 team, Land Sharks, beat
Westside United Tornadoes 6-5 to earn a spot in the finals
Opposite the Tornadoes, who advanced to the finals on the
strength of a shootout win over the Vipers.
Westside United Tornadoes scored three goals late,
early in the second half, on the way to a 5-2 win over the
Land Sharks to force a rematch on Tuesday night for the
championship.
In the under-12 division, Santa's Helpers are in the
championship game facing the Mangrove Monsters, who
hail from the Island. The Monsters fought their way
through the loser's bracket to earn a rematch with Santa's


"* Sometimes people forget to pay. If you see shop-
pers leave the store with some of our stuff without pay-
ing for it, you should try to stop them or bring it to the at-
tention of the management. But remember that this is what
we call 'real life.' It is not like on television. Do not run
after them or knock them down. Do not strangle them. If
you happen to be carrying a gun, please don't use it.
"Believe us, we know how hard you're all working."
Of course, none of this type of behavior takes place
on the Island.

Holiday, help, two
I understand a holiday tip calls.for refrigerating
candles before use so they'll burn more evenly. This
comes from something called the National Candle
Association, a group that also advises you wrap them
in foil or plastic so the wicks won't get wet.
There really is something called the National
Candle Association? Wow.

Holiday tres (three)
"As those of you know who read this space regu-


Helpers on Tuesday night.
The under-14 division has no Island teams left com-
peting for the title, as Lakewood Rage and Northwest
square off Wednesday night, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m. to deter-
mine the champion.
The Island was still alive in the under-16s, as the
Kickers battled through the losers bracket to earn a
rematch against the Wackers, who defeated them in the
first round. They play Tuesday, Dec. 22. If the Kickers
win, they play again on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The under-18 division has Islanders playing for the
title following a battle back from a first-game loss to the
Rockers, winning the next two games to earn a rematch.
In the adult division, Islander Bystander/O'Hara's
IFC team beat Lakewood Rage 8-5 Thursday night, Dec.
17, getting three goals from Tim Bugna, two from Jeff
Nelson and one apiece by Rich Bell, Pete Martinez and
Nick LeDuc. Goalie Shawn Dibble played a great game
as the Islanders twice overcame two-goal deficits to win
the game.
The next night, the locals scored a close, 3-2 win over
the Honduran team, with goals from Nelson, Bell and
Martinez and another game from Dibble in goal.
Friday's win pitted the Islanders against two-time
defending champ Sarasota Football Club, featuring IFC's
regular (outdoor) starting goalkeeper Scott Lindsey.
Bugna was the spark plug as the Islanders took it to the
defending champs early and often on the way to an easy
7-2 win.
The win put the Islanders in the finals Monday night,
Dec. 21, where they got a rematch against the Lakewood
Rage, who defeated the Hondurans 9-5 and the Sarasota
Football Club 9-4 on Sunday night.
Monday's match saw Rage jump out to an early 4-1
lead on the way to an 11-3 win, which earned them an-
other shot at the Islanders Wednesday night for the cham-
pionship.
That game will be played Dec. 23 at 9 p.m.
The final results of the Christmas tournament will be
posted here next week.

Tennis news
This serves as a reminder for all tennis aficionados to
come out to the Community Center for round-robin ten-
nis in singles and doubles on Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Howie Banfield called and stated that Hutch and
Neville are playing great doubles and Paul Kelly and Dr.
Les are hitting large in singles.
Banfield recently won another tournament in St. Pete
which is sure to raise his ranking in the over-45 division.
He beat a coach from Vietnam to win the title.
This week I need to wish my daughter a very happy
first birthday. Gillian is 1 on Dec. 23.
If you have sports news, please call me at 778-3153.


larly, I love books. Like it or not, then, most folks are
getting hard, rectangular presents from me this holiday
season.
And if you're scrambling for a last-minute gift,
may I suggest a few books worth the read?
Ft. Myers writer Randy Wayne White has a new
Doc Ford novel out, "Mangrove Coast." It takes the
reader from Sanibel Island to Colombia to Panama in
search of a missing friend's daughter and, although the
beginning seems to drag a little, the.ending left me
panting and wanting more a good thing in a story.
"Body Language" is a new book with a new main
character by James W. Hall. A female police photog-
rapher tracks a serial killer in this mystery novel that
stretches from Miami to Florida's Panhandle and has
a wonderfully wacky cast of characters.
A new author with a wonderful book is Ace
Atkins' "Crossroad Blues." Atkins, who covers crime
for the Tampa Tribune, is 27 years old and has come
up with a wonderful new twist in the mystery genre: the
main character is a former pro-football player who has
a doctorate in Southern Studies. His specialty is blues
music, and he gets on the trail of a legendary blues
musician who died under mysterious circumstances in
1938.
There-is a texture and depth to this New Orleans-
based book that I haven't seen in a long time. I guess
other people think the-same thing "Crossroad Blues"
was published in November and is already in its third
printing.
All three novels are available at Dickens and Com-
pany Bookstore on St. Armands Circle.

Whither weather?
As we or at least I spent much of last week
shivering in the wake of that cold front, weather reports
continue to blow in about the state of the Earth, both
in recent and distant history.
This year has the highest surface temperatures re-
corded since the mid-1800s, according to the World
Meteorological Organization. This group has estimated
that the average global temperature for 1998 is 58 de-
grees Fahrenheit.
The data indicate 1998 will go down in the history
books as the 20th year in a row that the Earth's surface
temperatures have been warmer than average.
By the way, that means we have been warmer than
ever this year, and new monthly high temperature
records were set in each of the 18 consecutive months
prior to October.
There may be a change coming, though: some sci-
entists predict that 1999-2000 will be cooler, thanks to
not having an El Nino to deal with.

Boats grounded on
Delaware River
On another weather-based front, it appears the an-
nual Christmas Day re-enactment of George Washing-
ton crossing the Delaware River will be scratched this
year. A group of history nuts has been doing the Phila-
delphia-Trenton river crossing, mimicking
Washington's 1776 journey, for 46 years.
Why not this year?
There's no water in the river.
Droughts have taken the once-deep river down to
a 114-year low, and the 40- and 60-foot-long boats-
would ground if the trek were attempted, event orga-
nizers fear.
There is some talk of doing the re-enactment via a
nearby bridge, but it probably won't be the same photo
op and not nearly as much fun.

Balmy North Pole?
And on a final meteorological note, researchers
have uncovered the fossilized remains of an extinct
crocodile 600 miles from the North Pole. The find has
brought scientists to the conclusion that the Canadian
Arctic region 90 million years ago enjoyed about the
same temperatures as Florida has today.
That part of the world has regular winter tempera-
tures of 60 degrees below zero. But way back when, it
rarely froze and summer temps were in the balmy 80s.
I wonder if they had prehistoric snowbirds then?

Sandscript factoid
Commercial and sport fishing contribute more than
$152 billion annually to the U.S. economy and provide
about 2 million jobs.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E DECEMBER 23, 1998 0 PAGE 27 HB


Sheepies make their annual fishing debut


By Capt. Mike Heistand
If it's Christmas, it must be time for sheepshead,
and pier fishers report the striped, tasty fish are mak-
ing their annual appearance in the waters around the
Island. Other action includes mackerel, pompano and
flounder in the backwaters, with snapper and grouper
still getting reeled in offshore.
Remember that trout and snook are still out of season.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report lots of
sheepshead, black drum, catch-and-release snook here
and there and a couple redfish.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in a few black drum, some flounder and mackerel.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said he's catching a lot of redfish, some
catch-and-release snook, a few pompano and some
keeper black grouper in the bays.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Dec. 16 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Gary
Hart of Colorado. Runners-up were Ron Pepka
and Jim Spencer, both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Dec. 19 games were Cooper
and Chris McNamara of Holmes Beach. Run-
ners-up were John Crawford of Cortez and Herb
Puryear of Anna Maria.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.

OFF-SHORE SPORT FISHING
4, 6 & 9 Hour Trips plus
Custom Long-Range Trips
with Capt. Scott Greer
Aboard 34-foot .
Sport Fisherman the
STRAY DOG
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Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he's doing
well with mangrove snapper, red and black grouper in
about 70 feet of water out in the Gulf.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
catching lots of mangrove snapper and a few redfish,
with shrimp being the best bait bet.
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said his
Gulf charters have featured gag grouper to 12 pounds
about 10 miles out, with Spanish mackerel, amberjack
and bonita taking pinfish for bait in the 30-mile range.
Capt. Rick Gross said he's putting his charters
onto lots of four-pound sheepshead, some legal-sized
grouper and mackerel on the warmer days.
On my boat Magic we've limited out on mackerel
almost every day, plus pulling in good catches of trig-
gerfish, mangrove snapper and some cobia.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said there is still
white bait in the area, but you've got to be willing to
work to find them. With snook and trout seasons closed
right now, most of the fisher targeting is focused on
pompano, mackerel, snapper, flounder and legal-sized
grouper, which are starting to move into the bays. Off-
shore action is excellent for yellowtail and lane snap-
per, and grouper hook-ups are improving by the day.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crabhouse reports
lots of black drum, pompano, flounder and legal-sized
grouper are the week's best bets.
Sheepshead have invaded the South Skyway Fish-
ing Pier, as have flounder, grouper and snapper.
Good luck and good fishing.


H-appy Holidays from
DOUG HUGENBERG
MARINE CONST., INC.
MARINE SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR MC00105
"Serving the islands since 1986"
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Redfish at sunset
Dick Wasson caught this 27-inch redfish off the Rod
and Reel Pier in Anna Maria at sunset.


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Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Dec23 1:28 2.1 8:41 -0.3 4:17 1.5 8:18 1.1
Dec24 2:24 1.9 9:24 -0.1 4:56 1.6 9:42 1.0
Dec25 3:30 1.6 10:10 0.1 5:38 1.7 11:16 0.8
FQ Dec26 4:59 1.3 10:57 0.3 6:19 1.8 -
Dec 27 6:50 1.2 12:48 0.5 6:58 2.0 11:43a' 0-6
Dec 28 8:48 1.1 2:04 0.1 7:40 2.1 12:28 0.8
Dec29 10:30 1.1 3:04 -0.2 8:23 2.3 1:11 1.0
Dec30 11:57 1.2 3:58 -0.5 9:05 2.4 1:52 1.1
SCortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later


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Complete line of marine supplies
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Fishing licenses
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Full & Half Day Trips
Custom Trips Available

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Owner/Operator
Lifetime experience in local waters
U.S.C.G. Licensed
Custom built Privateer
Fishing License, Ice, Bait & Tackle
Furnished
Docked at
Cortez Fishing Center
778-9712


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

GOLF CLUBS Ping 1, 3, 4, & 5 woods, with
graphite shafts, $150. New Alien Tutch mallet putter
with instructional video, $45. Great Christmas gifts!
778-3470.


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This ultra-spacious four bedroom, four bath money maker is
conveniently located within walking distance of the beach and
shopping. High and dry with plenty of room for parking. High
ceilings, terrazzo floors, interior laundry hook-ups and more!
Only $159,900!













DUPLEX DELIGHT
Located on a lovely, quiet street on the north edge of
Holmes Beach within easy walking distance of the beach,
this gracious 4BR/3BA property offers countless amenities
and appointments, including ceramic tiled floors, interior
laundry room, walk-in closets, plus hot tub and fruit trees!
Priced to sell, $235,000.













SHORT WALK TO BEACH
This light and spacious, recently refurbished duplex offers
an expansive 2BR/1.5BA owner's home with beamed ceil-
ings, new Florida room and sparkling swimming pool! Tidy
1 BR/1BA has annual tenant at $550 per month. The over-
sized, high-and-dry, beautifully landscaped lot is located on
the north end of Holmes Beach within easy walking dis-
tance of beautiful Gulf beach! $265,000.

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MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.

PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
Holiday bags. Reduced to $6.00 lb. to benefit Island
Players. Call SunCoast Real Estate at 779-0202 for
information or delivery. Also available at the Islander
Bystander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

AVON SKIN SO SOFT, Anew Cosmetics, Night
Force, and gifts. Catalogs, free gift. Delivery. Service
- call Alison 383-6201. Phone calls returned fast!

MITSUBISHI COLOR TELEVISION with stand, 19-
inch, stereo, remote control, $100. Leave message
778-3526.

ANTIQUES TEAKWOOD SHIP'S wheel, 42-inch,
$550. Six gate-legged drop-leaf table, $100. Octagon
library table, leather top, pedestal, and base, $50.
779-2393.

ZENITH TELEVISION 48-INCH, wood cabinet with
doors, $875. 778-4338.


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LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall fash-
ion Savings. Christmas discounts 10% to 50%! 6140
Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.



CORTEZ FISH MARKET 119th Street and Cortez
Road (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, quality
copies, office supplies and lamination. 310 Pine Ave.,
778-5357.

EDUCATION MAJOR will tutor your child. Grades
K-8. $10 per hour. Call Sherrie at 778-0552.

YOGA AND MEDITATION with Harmony Feldman.
Beginning and intermediate levels. Beginning
January 11, daytime and evening, Art League. Must
pre-enroll. 921-0074.



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



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

W Simplify Your Search!

Call anytime for a consultation.
5201 Gulf Drive HoIalms Beach, FL 34217


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


3BR/3BA ELEVATED HOME. Open and airy greatroom with
fireplace and oak floors. Master suite has his-and-hers walk-in
closets, whirlpool tub with separate shower. Screened deck over-
looks the boat ramp and dock with electric and water hook up.
No bridges. Ample parking and storage under 2,100 sq. ft. of air
conditioned space. Asking $369,900. Please call 795-7805.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...

FULL-BAY VIEW LOT
with 3 charming cottages that
all have tenants in place. ,
Located on Anna Maria so
Sound with a fantastic view of
Sarasota Bay and the
Sarasota skyline beyond.
Use as an investment or the future site of your new home. Owner
financing available. $215,000!
MOVING TO TOWN? 2BR/2BA condo with a lovely wooded
greenbelt view. Glass-enclosed lanai and lots of closet space.
Located in a beautiful community with pool and tennis. $65,000.
5 A kf U GULFSTREAM
94i-778220 REALTY0.
941-7978-2200


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 DECEMBER 23, 1998 PAGE 29 K[


Property Management Team
"We Cover the Island"




Week Month Annual
Cottages Houses Bungalows
Villas Condominiums


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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"The best news on AMI"


Merry Christmas Karin Stephan
Happy New Year 3REA4433


ANNA MARIA. $399,000. 4BR/2.5BA home on a canal with a boathouse.
Call Carol Heinze 778-5059 or Karin Stephan 388-4433. IB32204
KEY ROYALE. $299,000. 3BR/2BA home on a canal with boat dock. Call
Carol Heinze 778-5059 or Karin Stephan 388-4433. IB33135
GREAT LOCATION! $345,000. 3BR/2BA, Call Karin Stephan 388-4433
or Connie Volts, Realtor 751-1155. IB87235
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA Richmond home with boat slip. $149,900. Call
Carol Heinze 778-5059. IB27251
ISLAND DUPLEX $139,000. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059. IB28042
2 STORY DUPLEX $174,900. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059. IB32512
CANAL FRONT LOT $150,000. Call Carol Heinze 778-5059. IB33995


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BAYWATCH Beautiful 2BR/2BA bayfront com-
plex. Spacious open floor plan, turnkey fur-
nished. Intracoastal view with private boat and
fishing dock. A rare opportunity to own a good
investment property. $179,900. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS #34463.


ELEVATED HOLMES BEACH HOME, reason-
ably priced 2BR/2BA, large covered deck, nicely
landscaped, private fenced backyard, large ga-
rage and additional bonus family area. $159,000
Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800 MLS 32383.


GULF VIEW 2BR/2BA end top corner unit -
faces Gulf of Mexico. Rents weekly. Good in-
come property and can produce $20,000 yearly
and owner can. still use it. $239,000. Lynn
Hostetler 778-4800. MLS #34130
,. .2 6 t"


THE BEST FOR THE LEAST A rare find! 2BR/
2BA direct bayfront. Totally furnished! Quiet,
serene setting with pool and steps to shopping.
Only $159,000. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800.
MLS 30730.


I - -. .... ..... .. .--.-.....i..
KEY ROYALE HOME 3BR/2.5BA canal home
across from the golf course. Wide, deep canal
with boat lift and dock. Sailboat water to Tampa
Bay. Tropical yard with various citrus and fruit
trees. Two-zone A/C plus many upgrades.
$273,500. Call Dick Maher or Dave Jones
778-4800. MLS 30729.


-
A PLEASURE TO OWN 3BR/2BA home in first-
class condition. Great location, large lot, two-car
garage, plus workshop area. OWNER SAYS SELL!
$179,500. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS#33539.


KEY ROYALE CANAL HOME 2BR/2BA excel-
lent value in a prime waterfront home. Nice turn-
key furniture package, nice lot with room for
expansion. Boat dock, wood sun deck. $199,900.
Ken Rickett 778-3026 MLS 31714.
* .


IT'S A STEAL 2BR/2BA furnished canal home for
only $159,900. I must be dreaming. Possible owner
financing. Ken Rickett 778-3026. MLS 32379.


(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


Hi! I'm Marianne
Norman-Ellis.
S I For any real estate needs,
I am ready and anxious
to serve you. Call me at
Mike Norman Realty
778-6696


PURCHASE OR REFINANCE
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CALL (941)779-2113 or (800)226-3351
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FREE MIXED TERRIER puppy, 8 months old,
needs kids and a place to run. Very sweet but
active, 779-2259.



1995 HQNDA PRELUDE S, black 5-speed, power
sunroof and windows. New tires, CD player, excellent
condition. Pregnant, must sell! $11,900. 778-6234.

1988 FORD TEMPO four-door, white with blue inte-
rior. Good second car. Has new starter, alternator,
and battery. Asking $2,700. 778-7824.
In


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.

1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP Ocean-Pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299.


E mail: smithami@gate.net
Web site: www.gate.net/~-smithami


CANALFRONT. 4BR/3BA canalfront home with
large yard and room for pool. dock with water and
electric. $255,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-
1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.


WEST OF GULF DRIVE. 2BR/1.5BA home with
beautiful wood paneling, parquet floors, wood
burning fireplace, brick patio and shuffleboard
court. Turnkey furnished and steps to the beach.
$249,900. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or
Darcie 779-2290 eves.


VILLAS NQRTH HOLMES BEACH. Well-cared
for 3/BR/2BA villas on quiet residential street.
Short walk to superb beach. Screened lanai, open
decks off bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, hardwood
floors, open floor plan. $162,500 each. Call Carol
Williams 744-0700 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS l0 3 i


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, storage,
bottom painting, boat rentals, bait and tackle. 412
Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, 778-1260.

OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Captain
Glenn Corder aboard Deep South Half and full day.
For information call 778-1203 or mobile 713-5900.

IMPULSE 2830 LORAN-C with plotter, fish finder,
speed, and temperature. Works fine. $300. 792-4659.



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.

LICENSED REAL ESTATE agents. Excellent split.
Replies confidential. SunCoast Real Estate. Call Julie
Gilstrap, 779-0202 or evenings and weekends, 365-1867.

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

HELP WANTED wait staff, hostess, cocktail,
bussers, sous chef, line cook, and valet. Buccaneer
Inn. 383-5565.


Now on the Island

NationsBanc Mortgage now
provides you a mortgage loan
specialist right here on the
Island Let Pat assist you in
getting the home loan best suited
to your needs. Application is
easy and convenient.
Pat Shahinian
941-778-5224
699 Manatee Avenue
Holmes Beach


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HELP WANTED PART-time shop clerk. Buccaneer
Inn 383-5565.

RECEPTIONIST FOR BUSY real estate office in
Holmes Beach. Must be able to handle heavy phone
traffic, light secretarial duties. Excellent attitude and
customer service a must! Call Carol at 778-6066 or
apply in person to 6101 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

COUNSELORS FOR ELEMENTARY-AGE after-
school program, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays plus oc-
casional eves, Saturdays for teen programs. De-
pendable, flexible, positive attitude. Excellent com-
munication skills with children and adults. Education,
artistic or recreation skills a plus. $6.00 to $7.00 per
hour. Drug Free Workplace. Anna Maria Island Com-
munity Center, 778-1908, fax 778-9511.

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



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


HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
415 Spring, the Clay House, is now back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
3BR/2BA, with single carport and sits on one and one-half lots
measuring 78x145. Built in 1910 ( see above photo), 1954 and
1994. Asking last year's (1997) price of $219,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
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to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
to send you a resume and references.
(941) 746-2100
Member of Appraisers Association of America


HOLMES BEACH
SAffordable 3BR/2BA
Island home in Bay
4J Palms. Canal over seven
S ., feet. deep at high tide.
Direct access to bay.
Room for a pool.
$249,900.
Reduced to $239,000
Call Piroska Kallay at 778-2261
After hours 778-3778
SFax: 778-7944 (800) 422-6325
605C Manatee Ave.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
An independently owned and operated member of Coldivell Banker Real Estate Corporation


550 FEET TO THE GULF
Two bedroom decorated in a bright beach motif.
Screened lanai overlooks a tropical paradise rear
garden. Offered turnkey furnished at $209,900!










JUST REDUCED!
BAYVIEW LOT This spacious building lot is
tucked away on the north end of Anna Maria with
beach access directly across the street. Wonder-
ful bay views can be yours today for only
$129,500. Owner wants an offer!
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork at 726-1704

Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
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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.

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, name
change, etc. Suncoast Paralegal Services 742-4788.

HOLIDAY CLEANING. Team of experienced House-
keepers. Island residents. Free estimates. Call
Sharon 778-7247 or Maureen 778-5717.

BUSINESS WEB SITES/PAGES, place your busi-
ness into the cutting-edge of Internet marketing 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Call for Free.consulta-
tion. Al Jones SunCoast Web Services. 778-4077.
www. suncoastweb.com.

DUMP TRUCK FOR HIRE. Shell, mulch, gravel haul-
ing of all kind. Shell delivered and spread, $25 per
yard. Call Larry 778-0119.

DUTCH CLEAN Home cleaning service. We treat
your home like our own. Free estimates, call 941-
794-0103.

HANDYMAN IS READY for all your repairs, lawn
work, and painting. Great island references. Beep
252-9910 or call Mike 778-0504.

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"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
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FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 778-6972.

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

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

GARDEN DESIGN. Container gardening and
accessorizing, furniture restoration and refinishing,
interior and exterior repainting. Call Richard or Lisa
778-7592.



EVERYTHING. UNDER THE SUN GARDEN
CENTRE Have you been wanting to landscape your
yard? Call us for a free estimate or just come in and
see our large selection of Palm and Citrus trees,
annuals, and shrubs. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach 778-4441.



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



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 Island
references. 778-2993. Lic# CRC 035261.


CHARMING BAY PALMS HOME. Freshly painted. Deeded
boat slip. Excellent rental property. $169,000. Bob Burnett,
387-0048. R30602


ULTIMATE SUNSETS and expansive views of Sarasota and ISLAND ESTATE
Longboat Key. Property consists of 2 separate houses and deeded deep water sailboat
boat dock. Main house features wood floors, fireplace and exquis- tennis court. $845,(
ite master suite. $375,000. Van Bourgois, 761-0273. R27775
WATERFRONT LOTS/ACREAGE
BAY HOLLOW. Spacious and open FABULOUS BAYFRONT LOT on
2BR/2B unit. On canal with boat slip and private and secluded street. Cleared and
access to Sarasota Bay. $126,000. Dave ready to build on. $225,000. Elena
Barker, 792-8932. C34274 Granger, 792-0021. L17589
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC Manatee
River views from almost all rooms in this _
2-story home with dock on river. Great
kitchen overlooking preserve and water.
$219,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R34260 Available properties by the
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY VIEW. Available properties by the
week or by the month from
Spacious 4BR home, over 3/4 acre tropical
private lot on quiet dead-end street. Great Anna Maria Island to Venice.
open plan, beautiful pool and large workshop. Call one of our rental and
$599,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy resort specialists.
Marcinko, 792-9122. R30015 (941) 951-6668 or (800) 881-2222


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

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

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

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

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

MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years experi-
ence, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have around, 778-1110.

CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450.
Call 795-1947.

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 778-2245 office.



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


LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE ranch home. The perfect beach
neighborhood. Walk to the beach or launch your boat at
nearby community dock. Enjoy some of old Florida.
$204,900. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R31277


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t water. Stunning sunsets, pool, dock, davitsand
000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R19319

MAINLAND
POPULAR AMANDA MODEL in Braden
Crossing. Perfect starter home. 3BR/2B
with pool. $114,500. Van Bourgois, 761-
0273. R34439
BEAUTIFUL HOME in Woods of Conquis-
tador. 3BR plus den, 3 full baths, great
floor plan, living and master bedroom open
to caged pool and entertainment area.
$229,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or
Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R34419
CHARMING HOME. 3BR/2B, open and
bright split floor plan with wood floors.
Great lakefront lot. Quiet family commu-
nity. Convenient to 1-75. $129,900. Lisa
Edenfield, 727-8608 or 752-0101. R34320


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DUPLEX VILLAS WITH HEATED POOL. 4BR/2BA 2,006 sq. ft.
living area each side. Exceptional value. Loaded with extras. Must see
to appreciate. $440,000.
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Less than a block to golf course. $118,000.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 1 OOx 130. Immacu-
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DUPLEX 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA, near bay. $225,000.
COUNTRY ESTATE 10 acre, house. Zoned PDR. $235,000.
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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.

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.

SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Shell Point. Call
Jean Holmes Realty, 778-2924.

KEY ROYALE Canalfront, unfurnished, 2BR/2BA
home. Single car garage. Annual lease, $1,200 per
month plus utilities. Call Smith Realtors, 778-0770.

NICE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX located in Holmes Beach.
Annual rental, air conditioning, washer/dryer hookup.
$675 month, first, last and security, 795-7805.

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

PRIME COMMERCIAL SPACE in Holmes Beach
for rent, approximately 270 sf. Call Smith Realtors,
778-0777.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2303 Avenue C, 2BR/1BA duplex
in quiet neighborhood, new Berber carpet, washer/
dryer, $725 month. Seasonal rentals; Runaway Bay,
$2,400. Northbeach Village, $2,500. 727 Jacaranda,
3BR/2BA house, $2,500. 505 Key Royale 2BR/2BA
house with pool, $3,000. 111 50th Street 4BR/2BA
house, $2,800. Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA furnished 1,800 sf
home, 150 yards from beach, Gulfside. Washer/
dryer, all inclusive. Small pet negotiable, non-smok-
ing. 114 81st Street, 813-681-9111.

BRADENTON BEACH 110 Bridge Street, commer-
cial building, 30-ft by 80-ft, air conditioned. Lease for
one year plus. Ed Z. 758-5838.

INFORMATION ON THE new proposed Bridge
Street Village Towne Homes, retail or office space
and new restaurant. Call Ed Z. 758-5838.

ANNA MARIA 4BR/2.5BA home with elevator.
Beautiful Gulf views. Steps to beach, no pets or
smokers. Seasonal, four or five months, $3,000
month. 941-646-9233.

ANNA MARIA Gulffront apartments available for
season. Choice location, 2 and 3BR, fully loaded,
porch, patio, sun deck. No pets. 778-3143.

HOUSE TRADE Taos, New Mexico executive's 4BR/
3BA Architectural Digest home on trout stream for
your Anna Maria vicinity on water. Need July 4th. Call
817-737-7118.

NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 2BR/2.5BA, December,
1998, $2,400. 3BR/2.5BA, January, 1999, $2,600.
April, 1999, also. Excalibur Realty, Inc. 792-5566.

SEASONAL LATE CANCELLATION. West Bay
Cove, January availability. 2BR/2BA, turnkey, pool,
tennis. Old Florida Realty, 778-3377.

STORAGE RENTAL 10-ft x 20-ft. $95 per month.
Convenient 24-hr access. Cortez Village Square,
6620 Cortez Road W. 795-4760.

HIDEAWAY COVE PANORAMIC bayview. Seasonal,
fully furnished, 2BR. First floor, nice, quiet, steps to
beach, restaurants, etc. Available January only. Prefer
retired couple. No smoking or pets. 778-7107.

BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT, one block
for gorgeous beach with wonderful sunsets. Available
February and March at $1,000 per month. Available
April, $700 per month. Includes basic cable, local
phone service, and utilities. Non-smoker and no pets.
Call 941-778-4611.


RENTAL WANTED 2 or 3BR house on or near Gulf.
Three retired non-smokers, no pets. March 7 through
21. 508-336-2201.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA single family home, two-
car garage, boat dock on wide canal, new carpeting,
and fresh paint. Annual or seasonal. Call 778-3778.

ISLAND GETAWAY One block to Gulf. Turnkey,
furnished, 2BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer, dishwasher, ice
maker. Small pets welcome. 778-7098.

NICE 1BR UPSTAIRS. Three month minimum, steps
to beach, washer/dryer, turnkey, furnished, $1,200
per month. Must see! 813-985-6765.



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BRIGHT AND CHEERY 3BR home. Walk to wide
sandy beach, washer/dryer, turnkey, furnished.
January only, $1,200. 778-4473 or 779-2131.

VACATION APARTMENTS 2BR, $450, weekly
across from beach. Some January, February dates
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT duplex. Two blocks to
beach. 2BR/1BA annual rental. $750 per month,
first, last, plus security. After 5 p.m. 779-2008.

RETAIL SPACE ON Cortez Road West at 52nd
Street. 1,400-sq ft next to new Super Walmart.
Heavy traffic count, $1,500 per month plus utilities.
Three-year lease available. Marvin 756-1888..

COMMERCIAL SPACE. New building in East
Bradenton off new US 301. 6,000-sq. ft. includes
'1,000-sq. ft. of offices. High overhead. All under air.
Long term lease available. Marvin 756-1888.

ANNA MARIA GROUND level, seasonal, 2BR/1BA,
furnished, canalfront duplex. Three to four months,
$1,650 per month. Amenities included,. No pets.
778-5793.

HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA, ground level, washer/
dryer, Florida Room, beach 100-yards, $625 per
month. Annual lease, first, last and security, 778-1511.

2BR/1BA COMPLETELY REDONE inside, central
air, ceramic tile floors, fenced back yard, $900 per
month. First and $500 security, phone 721-9733.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR duplexes, $750-$850;
2BR condominiums, $800-$850; 1BR duplexes,
$550; 2BR triplex, $850. Call Mike Norman Realty
778-6696.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA FURNISHED, washer/dryer,
-^ carport, adults preferred, no pets, $675 per month
plus utilities. First, last, security. 778-5057. Avail-
"--. able January 1.

SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. seasonal, January, Febru-
ary, and March, $3,000 per month U.S. or $7,000
Canadian, cash. Also 2BR/1BA annual $900 per
month, available April, 1999. 792-2779.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL, heated pool,
stone's throw to Gulf beach. Due to cancellation
have 2BR available February, March. Pirates Den
778-4368.

SEASONAL RENTAL 1BR/2BA apartment near
beach on Anna Maria Island. New kitchen, cable tv,
microwave, etc. $1,495 per month, plus tax.
Available January and April, 1999. Pets welcome.
Information 778-1098.


ANNUAL 1BR/1BA DIRECT Gulfview apartment.
Covered parking, open deck, $595 per month in-
cludes water and garbage. Call Fran Maxon Real
Estate 778-2307 for details.

COMMERCIAL OFFICE FOR rent, 310 Pine Avenue,
Anna Maria. 20-ft x 12-ft, carpeted, with bathroom,
$440 per month. Call 941-778-8206.

STUDIO APARTMENT IN Holmes Beach. January
through April, $1,000 per month. Completely fur-
nished, including electric, cable tv, phone. Call 778-
0212 or 778-2833.

SEASONAL OR SHORT term rental. 2BR/2BA,
ground level, garage, laundry, walk to beach, quiet
neighborhood, $1,800 per month. Holmes Beach.
778-1589.

REASONABLE RENTAL wanted February through
March or exchange country home near Canada's
capital, Ottawa, Ontario. Also, three to four months
next season. Call 778-0596, or 613-258-4207.

BEAUTiFUL NEW 3BR/2BA, Terra Ceia Bay condo-
minium., turnkey, 5th floor, fabulous bay view, pool,
tennis, golf, easy access. $2,200/mo. 924-8274.

FURNISHED 2BR/1BA GROUND floor. Seasonal,
immaculate, no pets. 224 84th Street, Holmes Beach.
778-3267.

FOR RENT HOLMES Beach, unfumished cottage. 2BR/
1 BA, washer/dryer, central heat/air-conditioning, large yard.
Annual only, $700 per month, plus utilities. 761-9182.

ANNUAL WEST BAY Cove waterfront, near new
Publix. 2BR/2BA, pool, tennis, washer/dryer. Old
Florida Realty 778-3377.

1BR CONDOMINIUM. TURNKEY, bayfront pool,
steps to beach. Available now, $1,300 per month.
778-841:2.


WATERFRONT PROPERTY. Be an informed buyer,
visit: http://www.flwaterfront.com.

REDUCED $45,000. WATERFRONT 4BR/4BA large
home. Three years new, many extras. $485,000, by
owner/broker. 130 Hammock Road, Anna Maria. 778-
6155, Appointment only.

TRIPLEX Newly renovated, excellent rentals, owner
finance. Bradenton Beach. $225,000. Call Jack
McCormick Broker Wagner Realty 383-5577.

MOBILE HOME on Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach near
Intracoastal Waterway. 12-ft by 32-ft, newly remod-
eled. $5,500. Must sell! Call 746-5569.

RIVERDALE CANALFRONT LARGE 3BR/2.5BA
home. Two story, 90-ft dock, covered 10,000-lb. boat
lift. $210,000. 4116 2nd Avenue NE. 747-3630.


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ISLAND CANAL HOME, Key Royale, partial renova-
tion, 3BR/2BA, pool, new dock, boat lift and seawall.
Absolutely no realtors! Offered as is for a limited time
at $265,000. Call 440-835-4777.

ANNA MARIA BY OWNER 3BR/2BA with den/office,
elevated, fireplace, spa, fenced yard, alarm system.
Immaculate. Appraised at $246,000, asking
$245,000. Call 778-8424.

LONGBOAT KEY on the bay. Incredible view. Beau-
tiful 2BR/2BA home. Immaculate landscaping. Nature
a lover's delight, bird watcher's paradise, and dolphins
at your door. Fisherman's dream. Reduced to
$299,000. 941-387-8054.


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ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT Outstand-
ing views from this two-story masonry
duplex offering 2BR/1.5BA each unit,
turnkey furnished. Possible to convert to
single family. Offered at $497,500. David
Moynihan 778-2246, eves. 778-7976.
#28156






PLAYA ENCANTADA Turnkey furnished
2BR/2BA corner unit located tennis court
side in first class Gulffront complex.
$159,500. Dave Moynihan 778-2246,
eves 778-7976. #33933






GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD 2BR/2BA
home one block to gulf anc beeches.
Large 1398 sq. ft. ground level. Recently
painted inside and out. Big steel sh-! in
rear yard with work bench and ample
room for storage. $173,600. Call Michael
Advocate 778-2246. Eves 778-0608.
#333567


QUIET.KEY ROYALE waterfront 2BR/2BA home on
desirable corner lot. lovingly restored, complete with
beautiful gardens and very private hot tub under the
moon and the stars. By chance or by appointment,
778-2409.

FOR SALE HOLMES Beach duplex. 3BR/1BA and
2BR/1 BA, fully rented. One block to beach, updated,
100-ft by 117-ft lot. $172,500. 795-0413.

THE QUAINT LIFE of living on the tip of Anna Maria
Island! 3BR/2BA with lots of charm, including fireplace,
vaulted ceiling, and large lot with nice updated baths.
Nice set up for guest quarters! $179,900. Brian Heavrin
or Judy Leetzow RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty 758-7777.


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


TIP OF ANNA MARIA Custom remod-
eled 2BR/2BA beach house. Numerous
custom amenities and lush native land-
scaping. $299,900. Michael Advocate
778-2246. Eves. 778-0608. # 30509
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SERENE SETTING 2BR/2BA great rental
or vacation home located on quiet dead
end street. Move in condition with handi-
capped access and new A/C. Has spa on.
rear deck. Only two blocks to beach. A
must see. $149,900. Call Ed Oliveira
778-2246, eves. 778-1751. #31213


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Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise
"any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or intention to
make any such preference, limitation or dis-
crimination." Familial status includes children
under age of 18 living with parents or legal cus-
todians, pregnant women and people securing
custody of children under 18. This newspaper
will not knowing accept any advertising for real
estate which is in violation of the law. Our read-
ers are hereby informed that all dwellings
advertised in this newspaper are available on
an equal opportunity basis. To complain of dis-
crimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-
9777, for the hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-
543-8294.



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How To PAINT JO Y
By Linda Green

S BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED. Grow A
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SANDCASTLES WITH STRAWBERRIES &
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YULE GET OVER IT

BY FRANCES HANSEN / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Actress Valli of
"The Third Man"
6 New York, e.g.
13 Feeling
18 Noisy
bed-partner
19 Smallest of
HOMES
20 Wedding march
skipper
21 Start of a verse
24 Kind of witness
25 Fam. member
26 Certifies
27 Nasty biter
28 "Give the dog

30 Fellows
31 Relishes
35 Prepared to
propose,
perhaps
36 Brit. W.W, II
heroes
37 "-- Want for
Christmas"
41 Ooze
42 Tops
43 Antitoxins
44 Not bare
45 Part 2 of the
verse
51 Directional
suffix
52 Pulitzer-winning
writer Sheehan
53 Hose woes


54 11th-century
cathedral city
55 Punish, in a way,
as a student
57 Florence's-
Palace
58 Baker's supply
59 Storehouse
62 South African
antelopes
65 Put through a
furnace
68 "The Violent
Land" author
70 "-- Dance"
(Grieg favorite)
74 Hut
75 Give a mighty
blow
76 Composer-
Carlo Menotti
77 Doia "The
Violent Land"
lady
78 Part 3 of the
verse
83 Edge of a
rampart
84 Tolkien
tree-men
85 Pike
86 Garlands
87 Regarding
88 "Yay!"
89 Prepare, in a
way
91 Jinx
93 Like Falstaff
94 Praying figure
95 Apiece
96 Former"S.N.L."
comic
100 Bump's place
101 Portended


106 End of the verse
110 To Shakespeare
he was "high in
all the people's
hearts"
111 Smashed
112 Bear up under
113 Jardin
zoologique
inhabitants
114 False names
115 --Prayer
DOWN
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2 Like Lucy
Locket's
pocket
3 "Dies --"
4 Florida beach
name
5 Actor George of
"Disraeli"
6 Sully
7 H.S. class
8 Olympics
entrant: Abbr.
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10 Get fixed
11 Rob
12 French
pronoun
13 Coagulates
14 -Sound,
Fla.
15 Work
16 Leftovers
17 W.C.T.U.
members
18 Actor Alastair
20 "Anything for
You" singer
Gloria
22 Sound at the
door


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"Route 66"
28 Part ofA.D.
29 [Out of my way!]
31 Park
32 1940's-60's
world leader
33 Informal wear
34 Go (for)
35 Schroeder's
predecessor as
chancellor
36 Jackson known
as "Mr. October"
37 Most sore
38 Fine fleece
39 Lollygags
40 Phrase of
explanation
42 Top of a platter
43 Scythe handle
46 In a sluggish
way
47 Department
store
department
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49 Musical vamp
50 Whatever
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Allied victory
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hero
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63 Puppeteer Bil
64 even keel
65 Queen's land
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67 Flip, in a way
69 Easy chair site
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72 W.W. II
beachhead


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1960
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stopping point
79 Celestial beings
80 Flatten
81 Binge
82 Worldwide
workers' grp.


89 Blue- 95 Experienced


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91 Like shoes
92 Nicholas III's
family name
93 Zero in (on)
94 "Sunset
Boulevard"
actress Nancy


96 Soft drink Mr.

97 Regarding
98 Porn
99 Biological suffix
101 Academic types
102 "- pinch of
salt..."


103 Frenchman
104 It begins "In the
first year of
Cyrus...
105 Not a grade to be
proud of
107 Call- day
108 Rita Hayworth's
Khan
109 Relig. school


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From Our Family To Yours ... Have the Merriest Christmas Ever! I


Frank Davis
Broker-Owner


Tom Nelson
Realtor


Rebecca Samler
Realtor


Bob Fittro
Realtor


Christine Shaw
Realtor


Marilyn Trevethan
en ItnriS


Sunsets and Old Horida Charm combine for
a fabulous Island cottage with large glass
windows across the living and dining rooms
that allow full Gulf views! Relaxed, old Florida
feeling! $565,000.


Nestled on two lushly landscaped
canalfront lots, this 3BR/2.5BA home
greet the owner and guest with a stunning
waterfall and carved glass back lit double
S entry door. Reduced to $499,900.


Nick Patsios
Realtor


Wendy Foldes
Broker/ Salesperson


Direct bayfront home in Key Royale with Enjoy fabulous open water views of the
panoramic views! Gated entry, open floor Intracoastal Waterway, an open floor plan,
plan with fireplace, boat dock, circular fireplace, pool, dock, many fruit trees and
drive and pool. $550,000. exterior garden lights. $429,750.


Side by side "Old Florida" Gulffront Bimini Bay front noted architect's 3BR/
duplex directly on the beach is a fabu- 2BA Florida style home reflects water-
lous rental investment! Each unit 2BR/ front surroundings of Marina Isle. Pri-
1.5BA with open water views & miles vate courtyard and wide entry loggia,
of wide beach. $569,000. patio pool. $575,000.


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Gulf view 6 plex great investment with Direct Gulffront home with endless Direct bayfront luxury home! Caged
good current rental income with potential for open water views. Turnkey furnished cocktail pool, boat dock with davits is a
growth. 1 and 2 bedroom units, all turnkey 2BR/2BA home has covered porch plus for the boater and gourmet kitchen!
fumished and fully equipped. $640,000. area, outdoor shower, sea oats, man- Designer decorated turnkey furnishings
groves and sunsets galore! $527,500 add to the value! $649,500.


Bill Burnley
Realtor@







Open bay views from this large Island home
on comer of bay and canal. Three large bed-
rooms, den, great room, private boat dock
with water and electric. Ideal for large fam-
ily! $529,000.







Elegant, private and close to nature, this
custom built home is in the private man-
grove preserve of Marina Isles. 3BR/
2BA. $545,000.









Waterfront living! Enjoy the serenity of
waterfront living in this redone and ex-
panded canalfront home in Key Royale.
Open floor plan, large rooms, pool.
dock and boat lift. $339,900.


Alan Galletto
Realtor


Key Royale Gem! Canalfront 2-3BR/3BA
home with open floor plan that overlooks
lanai, pool and canal. Spacious Florida room
with fireplace. 40 ft dock and 10,000 lb.
davits. $269,900.


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Open water villa with dock. Rare Seaside
Gardens will with open water views. 2BR/
2BA with 2 car carport. Watch the dolphins
play from your backyard. $134,900.


Fabulous Island duplex in central Holmes
Beach location. Steps to the beach,
excellent rental potential. Recently
updated with new tile floors, paint and
baths, large screened lanai. $219,900.


3-2


Island Duplex! Wonderful Island duplex has
over 2,000 sq. ft on 3/2 side. 1/1 side is
perfect for a rental! Extensive ceramic tile
and recent new carpet. $199,900.


Rare west side duplex! Recently up-
dated, 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on each
side! Great for the investor or owner
occupied with a tenant to help with the
mortgage! $99,900.


Island Investment Triplex. Outstanding op-
portunity for property in excellent condition
inside and out. Large comer lot, two 2BR/
1BA units and one efficiency. $219,000.


Outstanding nature views from this 1st
floor 2BR/2BA condo in Perico Island
with many new appliances and up-
grades. Inviting glass enclosed lanai.
$119,900.


Perico Bay Club lakefront villa with 2 Shell Point turnkey furnished condo
car garage. 2BR/2BA nicely furnished with carport and large storage room.
located close to pool and spa. Unit overlooks the pool area from the
$142,900. screened porch on the ground level.


Spacious, beautifully maintained single
owner duplex in pristine condition.
2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA, close to
beach. Ideal owner occupied rental or
investment property. $229,900
1000CK


Gorgeous end unit in Smugglers Land-
ing on the Cortez peninsula. Open, airy
floor plan and 40ft deep canal boat slips
with easy access to intracoastal and Gulf
waters. $239,900.








Views of the gulf! Turnkey furnished
Bridgeport condo has 2BR/2BA, heated
pool, elevator and good rental potential
with some already in place. $112,500.


Panoramic bayview lot in Anna Maria.
Build your dream home across the street
from bay with plenty of room for home
and pool! $209,000.
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"Grand Cayman" model lakefront villa
decorator perfect, turnkey furnished
with list of custom features included.
$199,900.


Build in West Bradenton! Wonderfully
priced 70 x 120 residential lot with pri-
vate lake view. Minutes to schools,
shopping and gulf beaches! $34,500.


New Perico Bay Club listing! "Osprey"
model turnkey furnished with great wa-
ter and wildlife views. 2BR/2BA with
carport. $109,500.


Directly across from the Gulf waters on ex- Immaculate 3BR/2BA Island home with
tra large lot. 3BR/3BA with split plan. large all new appliances, upgraded carpeting.
living area with family room and fireplace glass enclosed lanai, large screened porch
and large kitchen plus studio! $269.000. and lushly landscaped yard. $185.000.


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