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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Proposal presented for pier lease renewal


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
A stringer full of modifications to the city pier
lease is being cast at the City of Anna Maria.
The Seay brothers, Phil and Ben, of Anna Maria
Oyster Bar Inc., hold the lease for the restaurant on the
pier and have submitted a proposal to Anna Maria
Mayor Chuck Shumard detailing changes they would
like made to their future lease.
The current lease expires Sept. 30. It was first en-



GTE, PrimeCo


antennae in


operation
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Some call it an abomination. Others say they don't
notice it.
But no matter how people feel about GTE's cellu-
lar communications tower at Smith Realtors, 5904
Marina Drive, Homes Beach, it's here to stay.
The tower went up Nov. 30 and according to Rob-
ert Kersteen, site acquisition manager for GTE, the
tower was recently activated.
"We're operating under a temporary CO [certifi-
cate of occupancy]," Kersteen said. "The fire alarm
system is in and the second business telephone line
should be installed Wednesday. We should have a fi-
nal inspection Thursday. Right now we're checking the
air conditioning and tweaking the equipment."
Fire Chief Andy Price explained that the building
must have a fire alarm monitoring system and a main-
tenance contract in place before receiving a CO.
"It's required by our fire code and by the state,"
Price said. "It's the same standard for everyone."
Kersteen said GTE shares the tower with two other
cellular providers AT&T and Sprint. Both compa-
nies have installed their equipment at the site. The
Anna Maria/West Side Fire District will also have an
antenna on the tower. The antenna has been ordered but
has not yet arrived.
Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson said his
department doesn't need an antenna on the tower be-
cause an antenna which has been installed in the new
city hall takes care of the department's needs.
The tower was a long time coming. The site plan
for the tower was first approved by the city commission
in August 1997. GTE and Smith Realtors sued the city,
former Mayor Bob VanWagoner and the city's two
building officials in October 1997 because
VanWagoner refused to sign the tower site plan.
Following approval, a resident initiated referen-
dum proceedings in an attempt to have the vote re-
pealed. Commissioners voted that the referendum pro-
cess did not pertain to resolutions.
The resident then filed a mandamus action asking the
court to order the commission to follow its referendum
procedure. However, the judge quashed the action and
ruled the issue would be decided as part of the federal suit.
In July 1998 Federal Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich
signed a consent order officially ending the lawsuit.
The antenna constructed by PrimeCo Communica-
tions atop the Martinique North condominiums began
operation on Dec. 15.
Although the antenna's approval necessitated revi-
sions to the city's cellular communications ordinance,
it caused much less fury than GTE's bid for a tower.
In August 1998 PrimeCo was denied a building per-
mit for the antenna because antennas are not permitted in
the A-I zoning district. PrimeCo's attorney argued that
antennae of less than 10 feet should be allowed without
special use permits and they should be allowed in the A-
1 district. Commissioners agreed and the city attorney
drafted changes to the ordinance. The revised ordinance
was approved by commissioners in December.


tered into by the city in October 1982 with West
Florida Seafood Inc., the entity which operated the
former Fast Eddie's restaurant. In January 1993, the
Seay brothers were assigned the lease as partners in
West Florida Seafood and co-signers on the 1982 lease.
The pier restaurant is presently operated by Anna
Maria Oyster Bar Inc., with John Home as corporate
president. Philip Seay is listed as a vice president in the
corporation.
As evidenced in past discussions at city meetings,


two major areas of contention exist among residents of
Anna Maria concerning the pier lease the amount of
rent paid and maintenance clauses.
The Seays wrote a Jan. 4 memo to the city propos-
ing to double the rent for the pier restaurant, increas-
ing from $24,000 to $48,000 annually. They want to
pay a flat monthly fee of $5,000 February through July,
and $3,000 from August through January for the term
PLEASE SEE PIER, NEXT PAGE


Shaping up, moving in
Holnes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore and Architect Pat Fletcher were busy putting final touches on the new city
hall prior to this week's ribbon-cutting ceremonies. The public is invited to the Islander Bystander-sponsored grand
opening on Saturday, Jan. 16, froim noon to 3 p.m. All Anna Maria Island residents are invited to attend and tour
the new facilities with city commission members, the mayor, department heads and staff Refreshments will be
provided i 'by The Islander Bystander. The mayor announced that city offices would be closed Jan. 18 to facilitate the
"big move" by staff of materials and records. Islander Photo: Bonner Presswood


Here's your chance to


'grade' Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach residents will have a chance to
"grade" their elected officials Thursday during a work-
shop to set 1999 goals.
The "goal-setting workshop" will begin at 7 p.m.,
Jan. 14, at city hall.
Bradenton Beach officials have been setting goals
for themselves and the city for several years, based on
citizen comments and concerns. This year, elected of-
ficials are invoking goals they set in 1998 as a starting
point for future endeavors.
Citizens can use these goals as a "report card" of
sorts to determine if the city has performed to their ex-
pectations.
Here are some of the goals set last year for
Bradenton Beach by city officials. The goals are not
listed in any particular order.

General
City pride will be a major hallmark. We will be
available to the greatest extent possible to citizens to
hear suggestions and complaints. We will encourage
volunteerism.
Quality of life issues with expedited solutions to
problems are a very high priority.


Grant seeking will be given a high priority.
The north side of the city will not be slighted.
A detailed effort on the viability of recycling will
be undertaken.
A study on revenue will be initiated with atten-
tion to both new sources and efficiency and fairness of
PLEASE SEE GOALS, NEXT PAGE


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O p in io ns .................................. .................... 6
Those Were the Days ..................... .......... 7
Announcements ......................................... 10
S treetlife ............................ ............. ............ 18
Island S ports ............................................... 20
Sandscript ............................ ........... 22
Anna Maria Island tides .......................... ... 23
Real estate .................................. ........ 24
C rossw ord puzzle......................................... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JANUARY 13, 1999






[]r PAGE 2 0 JANUARY 13, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Holmes Beach election


qualifiers could double


In addition to three incumbents, three residents
have picked up qualifying packets for the March 9
Holmes Beach city commission election.
Potential candidates are Sheila Hurst, former chair-
person of the Parks and Beautification Advisory Board,
Walter Stewart and Tom Young. Challengers have
until noon Jan. 19 to qualify for the election.
Of the three incumbents Commissioners Luke
Courtney, Pat Geyer and Don Maloney, only Courtney
has completed and filed his forms. The position pays
$4,800 per year.
A candidate must be a citizen of the U.S., a regis-
tered voter and a resident of the city for two years prior
to qualifying for office. Qualifying packets are avail-
able at city hall.
A candidate can qualify by paying an election as-
sessment fee equal to one percent of the annual salary
of the office, or $48, submitting petitions with signa-
tures of 15 registered voters residing in the city and
filing a candidate residency affidavit.


A second method of qualifying is for the candidate
to file an "Undue Burden" oath which eliminates pay-
ing the election assessment fee and collecting the 15
voters' signatures.
Voters have until Feb. 8 to register for the election.
Simplified voter registration forms are available at city
hall and at The Islander Bystander office, 5404 Marina
Drive. Absentee ballots are available by calling the
Manatee County Elections Center at 741-3823.
All voting will take place at Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, 6608 Marina Drive, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
March 9.


Holmes Beach city hall
to close Monday
Holmes Beach City Hall will be closed to
the public on Jan. 18 in order for staff members
to assist in moving into new city hall facilities.


And the winner is...
Polly Hewson of Holmes Beach won a special merit award and $50 in the 1998 KINSA photo contest spon-
sored by The Islander Bystander and Eastman Kodak Co. Her photo, titled "Magical Children's Sunset,"
was taken on Anna Maria Island of her son and daughter. The award certificate cites her "outstanding
achievement with the photograph" in the 63rd annual Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards. If
Polly reads this, she should come to the office to collect her winnings.


Pier
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
of the lease.
The Seay brothers propose an initial renewal term
of five years with an option to renew for three addi-
tional five-year terms. The same rental terms and con-
ditions would apply.
Another modification requested would transfer
maintenance responsibility from the operators to the
city. Maintenance would become the city's sole re-
sponsibility, and as outlined in the proposal, would
encompass the "pier, docks, pylons, pavilions, etc."
The restaurant owner would be responsible only for
interior maintenance to the restaurant and bait shop.
Another lease modification requested by the Seays
involves reconfiguring parking on Bay Boulevard to
angle parking "so that ample parking is provided res-
taurant patrons and fisherman."
The area encompasses parking along North Bay
Boulevard from the Humpback Bridge at the Lake La
Vista inlet to Magnolia Avenue on South Bay Boule-
vard.
Finally, all other terms and conditions of the origi-
nal lease, except for what is modified, would remain
the same, according to the Seays' proposal.
According to the current lease, both parties' have
joint options to renew. The pier lease will not be open
to public bid if the city agrees to the Seays' terms, or
if other negotiations prove satisfactory.


Despite the current ordinance establishing that the
restaurant operator is responsible for maintenance, the
city has expended funds to refurbish the pier.
Last November, the city spent $1,877.81 to replace
plumbing in the men's bathroom. The money was
taken from a general pier operating fund, of which
$1,000 had been set aside for the fiscal year.
Shumard said the city and John Home, restaurant
operator, contributed a portion of the expense.
In Bradenton Beach, the Bradenton Beach Pier &
Cafe Inc. has a franchise with the city to operate the
restaurant and bait on the city's fishing pier. The ordi-
nance detailing terms of the lease was recently ex-
tended to June 2000.
The Bradenton Beach restaurant operators pay the
city a flat fee of $1,000 per month or 12 percent of
gross sales, whichever is greater. For the past two
years, they have paid a percentage of gross sales.
In 1997, the restaurant paid the city $73,188.50 in
rent. With December's payment not calculated for
1998, the city's share for the first 11 months was
$93,096.3 I.
Within the Bradenton Beach franchise ordinance,
any exterior maintenance to the cafe is the responsibil-
ity of the city and interior modifications are the respon-
sibility of the owner.
A discussion on the Seays' proposal took place
Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Anna Maria city commission's
workshop, past press time for the Jan. 13 edition of The
Islander Bystander.
Results of that discussion will appear next week.


Goals
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1


current practices.
Traffic congestion solutions will be actively pur-
sued.
A survey of city owned property, especially street
ends and rights of way, will be initiated.
We shall improve communication to citizens and
among city departments.
The budget process will be thorough, with priori-
ties set and every dollar fully explained and justified.

Administration
Department heads will work together as team-
mates to assist each other when needed to further
common city goals. Employees are expected to per-
form to high standards in a courteous manner. They
are to conduct themselves in a non-political manner.

Public works
Maintenance and personnel will be improved
through training and improved scheduling to provide
quality upkeep of public property.
Beautification will be enhanced.
Derelict boats, vehicles, and other eyesores will
be given attention via contact with owners. City action
to remove any such items will commence as allowable
if necessary.
Additional trash cans are needed at various loca-
tions on Cortez Beach. We will look into repairs of
existing benches and will study the need to install ad-
ditional benches.
Street sweeping and sidewalk cleaning and main-
tenance will be a regularly scheduled task.
Business parking on city rights of way in residen-
tial areas will be looked into.

City pier
Fishing on the pier will not be sacrificed for the
restaurant business.
The bait shop will be reopened and stay open.
Enhanced lights will be investigated and installed
as funding becomes available.
Other pier revenue possibilities will be investi-
gated but not to the detriment of fishing activities.
Impeded walkways to the pier caused by the res-
taurant will be resolved.

Beautification
An effort will be undertaken to identify the entire
historic old-town district. Consideration will be given
to a southward expansion of lights and bollards simi-
lar to those on Bridge Street and First Street.
Street ends and right of way plantings will be
reviewed, especially on the north side of the city.
City hall landscaping will re-evaluated to ensure
bus stop access.
Signage to point out the new city parking lot will
be created.

Capital improvements
Sidewalks are of the highest priority.
Streets will be repaired and resurfaced as
needed. Attention will be given to repairs only as
opposed to full resurfacing on side streets because of
water runoff problems and the risk of speeding on
resurfaced roads.
Drainage is a very high priority.
Bike lanes are part of an Island-wide effort.
Crosswalks at keyS locations on Gulf Drive will
continue to be sought.

Public safety
A stronger form of community policing will be
undertaken. One-on-one interaction with police and
residents will be increased. A foot patrol will be in-
stituted on a trial basis in the business district and
pier. Patrolling with car windows down will be in-
creased to better community interaction. Police will
he proactive in interfacing with residents and visi-
tors.
The police chief will provide input into how to
better deal with quality of life issues such as animal
litter.
The administration makes it clear that drugs are
to be driven out of the city to the extent possible.
Speeding problems will be vigorously enforced.
Recreational vehicles and large vehicle parking prohi-
bitions at Cortez Beach will be vigorously enforced.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U JANUARY 13, 1999 U PAGE 3 _1M


A $1.7 million settlement is being considered in a
lawsuit brought by acquitted arson death suspects
against Longboat Key.
A court-ordered mediation process resulted in the
settlement proposal Monday, Jan. 11, the town com-
mission was told by Town Manager Bruce St. Denis


City hall grand
opening Saturday
The new Holmes Beach city hall will be
opened to the public with a grand tour Saturday,
Jan. 16, from noon to 3 p.m. Refreshments will
be served.
An invitation-only ribbon-cutting will be Fri-
day for city department heads, area government
officials and other dignitaries. Both events are
sponsored by The Islander Bystander.


Big band dance at
Center Jan. 21
Big Band dance enthusiasts are invited to swing to
the sounds of the 18-piece Tony Zollo Orchestra, fea-
turing vocalist Diane Christy, from 7 to 10 p.m. Thurs-
day, Jan. 21, at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The affair
will be B.Y.O.B. with a $10 admission per person.
Couples and singles are welcome.
Bandleader Zollo moved to the Sarasota area from
New York five years ago. He brings with him 50 years
of Big Band experience.
"We do a really great show," says Zollo. "You
won't know the difference between us and Glenn
Miller!"
Tickets are available in advance at the Center or
at the door the night of the dance. Table reservations
can be made by calling the Center at 778-1908.


and Town Attorney David Persson.
The commission will discuss the proposal at a
meeting at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Longboat town
hall.
The suit was brought by Carl and Chris Veltmann
after an appellate court overturned their conviction in
federal court in the death of Carl's wife and Chris'
mother, Elizabeth, in a fire at their Longboat Key man-
sion. A subsequent retrial acquitted them.
Their suit against Longboat Key charged improper
search and said that a flawed investigation erroneously
concluded that they had started the fire. The town de-
nied it.
A federal court ordered mediation in place of trial,
a process that has been under way since last fall.
In a memo to the commission Monday night, the
town manager recommended acceptance of the settle-
ment because "trials are very expensive and unpredict-
able no one knows what a jury will do," he said,
despite what he termed the strength of the town's case.
The Veltmanns sought $16 million.
The settlement is financially feasible and can be
handled within each year's budget for six years, he
said, and "pendency of the litigation may threaten vari-
ous projects the town is considering."
The settlement would have the town's insurance
carrier pay $800,000 at the time of the settlement "to
be distributed between the plaintiffs and their attor-
neys." For the next six years, $150,000 would be paid
annually, with the town paying part of the first year's
payment and after that year. $150.000 "out of its own
funds."
An earlier lawsuit may have contributed to the
town's willingness to consider out-of-court settlement.
That action, brought by Dr. Murray "Murf" Klauber,
ended in a verdict in 1996 for Klauber for $9 million,
which he and the town whittled down to $6 million.
Klauber sued over town staff's action that he said
resulted in killing a project he had begun on the key.
The town is still making annual payments for that one.


Longboat officials mull


$1.7 million settlement


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1/14, 7 p.m., Public forum on 1999 city goals
1/21, 1 p.m., Commission meeting

Holmes Beach
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* 1/19, 2 p.m., Island Transportation Planning
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1/20, 7 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island
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E] PAGE 4 0 JANUARY.13, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Beautification board jump starts 'Adopt-A-Spot'


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Wanted: Volunteers to provide plants and tender,
loving care to help beautify the city and foster civic
pride. No experience necessary. Call 778-2221.
Holmes Beach's beautification board is trying to
rekindle its Adopt-A-Spot program. The program
got off with a bang last summer when the board
called for volunteers to adopt city traffic islands.
Volunteers queued up to delight residents and visi-
tors with dazzling displays of colorful plantings in sev-
eral areas.
A spectacular display of poinsettias delighted pass-
ersby in the median at East Bay and Gulf drives at
Christmas, provided by Everything Under the Sun
Garden Center.
Medians awaiting adoption include one at Gulf
Drive, 37th Street and Fifth Avenue; Palm and Gulf
drives; two medians on Marina Drive at Gulf Drive;
76th Street; Gulf Drive at 58th Street; and Gulf Drive
at 56th Street.
Board Chairman Jim Gloth said he would adopt
two medians on Marina Drive at Gulf Drive and Com-
missioner Roger Lutz, the city's liaison to the board,
said he would adopt the island at Palm, Key Royale and
Marina Drives.
Beautification board members added three areas to
a-list of beautification needs the Holmes Beach
Shopping Center, S&S Plaza and the area between
Westbay Cove and St. Bernard Church.
Public Works Superintendent Joe Duennes said he
is hopeful that the residents of Westbay Cove will
adopt the area between the condominium and the
church.
Duennes said he's been working with owners and
representatives of the two shopping centers. Board
members have consistently complained about the ap-
pearance of both shopping centers.
"I talked to Hugh Holmes Jr. and he said he'll get
with his father on determining whether they are inter-
ested in contributing to the beautification process,"
Duennes said.
At a recent meeting Duennes reported that Holmes
offered four spots at the shopping center for planters -
three triangular areas and a five-foot-wide area adjacent
to the bus stop facing Marina Drive.
Duennes said the city would have to remove pav-
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This bare traffic island at the intersection of Gulf Drive, 37th Street and Fifth Avenue is awaiting adoption.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


the plants. Board members instructed Duennes to ask
Holmes to provide plants for the project.
"I met with the manager of the S&S Plaza,"
Duennes continued. "My thought there is to plant the
four-foot area fronting Gulf Drive. It only goes about
40 feet. I asked if the owner would be willing to cut out
the pavement and furnish plants. The city would land-
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This summer the city purchased a 500-gallon wa-
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areas. However, Duennes stressed that drought-toler-
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"For the most part the plants will be on their own,
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ing to participate in Better Manatee Day on March
13. Board members agreed to apply for plants and
designate beautification projects in the city for the
event.
Board member Donna Toner said board members
should talk to members of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce about beautifying the entrance
to their office at the corer of Gulf Drive and Holmes
Boulevard.
"It should be the best looking and most attractive
building in the city and it's getting worse by the day,"
Toner said. "They have the biggest soda machine, those
dispensers for periodicals and everything you can
imagine at the front door."
Lutz said he would talk to Commissioner Sandy
Haas-Martens, the city's liaison to the Chamber, about
suggestions for improvements.






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The monolithic equipment ushers in the era of fi-
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ment, which will usher in the era of fiber-optic technology, consists of a five-foot-tall electric box with a
meter and is accompanied by a six-foot-tall computer. The equipment pictured, the first to be installed,
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Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 13, 1999 M PAGE 5 ED


Grassy Point

gets funded
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Now comes "the fun step" with the aborning
Grassy Point nature preserve.
But that fun step, said Anne Peery, is several steps
away, and "a lot of work has to be done before we're
there."
She is executive director of the Florida Communi-
ties Trust, which last week approved Holmes Beach's
application for $847,917 to buy Grassy Point and pre-
serve it for public use.
The tract is 37 acres of pristine mangrove wetlands
surrounding a small lake, fronting East Bay Drive and
the bay south of the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
From now until the land is in public title, the Trust
will handle its acquisition.
First it must call for sealed bids from appraisers,
pick one, sign a contract and then sit back and wait for
appraisals to be done. Then the Trust can make offers
to the land owners, and perhaps negotiate prices.
And then Peery's "fun step" closing the trans-
action so she can turn the land over to the city.
After all that, Holmes Beach Treasurer Rick
Ashley will develop a management plan for turning the
large pristine tract into a nature and wildlife preserve
with arrangements for public enjoyment with as little
intrusion as possible.
Grassy Point missed the original boat last August
when the Trust made $68 million in 30 grants, putting
the local project in third place for funding contingent
on money becoming available.
Last week it came to that point when Lee County
decided not to accept a $5 million grant, Peery said.
That money was enough to fund Grassy Point and two
other projects on the contingency list.
Only after the appraisals are done, in an expected
120 days or so, can the Trust start talking to the land's
owners. They are Nora Hames, R.L. Davis, Martha and
Lawrence Wald. Josephine Frisco and the firm
Zewadski & Smith.


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Goals for Bradenton
Beach; report card, too
Bradenton Beach officials are holding a work-
shop Thursday night to set goals and evaluate how
they've progressed with last year's vision for the
city's future. We commend them for this effort -
without comments as to where citizens want their
city to go, elected officials are working in a vacuum.
It's also a good idea to see where you've been
before you move ahead. Here are some comments on
the city's 1998 goals and the progress, or lack
thereof, made. By the way, we aren't going to dis-
cuss all the goals here a full list is provided else-
where in this edition of The Islander Bystander.
Kudos to the city for instilling city pride, qual-
ity of life, and revenue enhancements. People really
do take pride in Bradenton Beach these days, prop-
erty values are on the rise and alternative forms of
financing are being sought for city projects.
'Thumbs down on the city's effort toward curb-
ing traffic congestion, although problems on Gulf
Drive in the city were partly in the hands of the
Florida Department of Transportation. However,
efforts by the city actually all Island cities to
pursue alternative means of transportation through
trolleys or other means of non-internal combustion
engines have been.lagging.
Kudos for again moving forward toward con-
ducting a citywide survey of property. There are
serious questions left unanswered as to where city
and private property begin and end, and the question
needs to be laid to rest. However, funds for a land
survey have appeared in past budgets and have been
removed let's hope the money is put to proper use
this year.
Boos and hisses regarding "teamwork" stressed
in last year's goals. There's too much
micromanagement from elected officials evidenced
by disputes between the commission and the former
police chief and the head of public works.
Thumbs down for the failed goal of adding trash
cans at Cortez Beach, public bench repairs and der-
elict boat and vehicle removal although the city
can be commended for having benches.
Kudos for finally starting a regular street-sweep-
ing program, but thumbs down for its inch-at-a-time
progress on recycling.
Kudos for continuing to maintain the Bradenton
Beach City Pier as a fishing structure, adding more
lights, enhancing the layout of the restaurant, and
maintaining this city treasure as financially profit-
able both to the.franchisee and the city.
Thumbs down to lack of expansion of the his-


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toric district to neighboring streets, although the fail-
ure of the city to procure a state grant to do that work
is more to blame than any city inaction.
Kudos for new city signage and budgeted funds
for new or better sidewalks in the northern part of
Bradenton Beach.
Thumbs down for continued flooding problems
in the city.
Kudos for implementation of a community po-
lice program with foot patrols and better police-citi-
zen interaction.
As with all goals, some are not attainable, oth-
ers well within reach. Here are a few of our thoughts
on additional goals for the city in 1999.
SVigorous pursuit of funds for the upcoming beach
renourishment project, with lobbying of elected offi-
cials in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., to convince
them of the importance of the project.


Investigation of flood-control measures for
low-lying streets Bay Drive South and Avenue A
come to mind with a goal of reducing saltwater
intrusion through storm drains at high tide.
Greater efforts to lobby DOT officials for bike
paths and crosswalks along and across Gulf Drive.
Address zoning throughout the city with an eye
toward protecting residential neighborhoods from
the intrusion of overnight rentals and the addition of
a motel corridor on Gulf Drive.
Create a more visually appealing gateway to
the city at Cortez Road and Gulf Drive, northward.
Bradenton Beach has undergone a renaissance in
the past decade. The momentum of change for the
good should continue into.the next century let's
hope elected leaders and involvement from citizens
make that happen.
Setting realistic goals is a beginning.


We reached our goal!
Thank you so much for being a part of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center's successful 1998 En-
dowment Trust campaign. In addition to The Islander By-
stander, we give special thanks to Charles and JoAnn
Lester, Lee and Carta Edwards, Beach Bistro at Island's
End owner Sean Murphy and his staff and some very
important friends who wish to remain anonymous.
We are so grateful to every contributor to the En-
dowment Trust established in 1994. On behalf of the
children, we are serving today's and future generations.
Please know that your generous gifts will touch the
lives of thousands of children and bring benefits be-
yond measure into their lives.
We believe in teaching tomorrow's leaders inner
growth and outer fitness, promoting healthy minds and
bodies, developing values of respect, responsibility and
service-to community, and all supporting children and
their families by encouraging cooperation between
generations.
Like many non-profit organizations, the Center,
which was established in 1960, works with a fluctuat-
ing cash flow. The Endowment Trust was established
in 1994 to ensure a source for stable funding. Gifts to
the trust are held under perpetual trust, which prohib-


its the expenditure of the principal investment. The
interest income results in current stability in both pro-
grams and staff. This makes possible the continued
growth and success of the cultural, educational, recre-
ational, and family support programs and services we
offer Island children and their families.
Once more, from the bottom of my heart, thank
you for caring about the children in our community. 1
ask everyone in the community to remember that no
gift to the Endowment Trust is too small, and this is a
great way to remember and honor family and friends.
Please call us at 778-1908 if you would like to estab-
lish a memorial to a loved one or set up a charitable
remainder trust.
Truly this investment in our children is an invest-
ment in our community.
Pierrette Kelly, Executive Director,
Anna Maria Island CommuInity Center

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THOSE WERE THE DAYS
Part 14, The Life and Loves of Hernando De Soto
by June Alder


Hundreds
cheered as
the De Soto
expedition
set offfrom
Seville in
1538.


LADY OF SPAIN


From the heights of the fabulous
capital city of Peru, Hernando De Soto
Watched with satisfaction as a long line
of llamas snaked down the steep trail to-
ward his ships waiting in the bay. The
beasts were carrying literally a
King's ransom on their backs.
The precious objects collected by
thousands of Incans were intended to
buy the freedom of their captive em-
peror. But instead he was strangled on
the order of De Soto's partner, the ruth-
less Francisco Pizarro.
In March 1536 De Soto sailed to
Spain with his ships crammed with gold
and silver. There were elaborate golden
fountains, figures of mythical and real
animals, huge temple statues, chests in-
laid with turquoise and emeralds, heavy
tables encrusted with pearls. There was
a vast array of plates, vases, shields,
weaponry, tableware, goblets and jew-
elry. And uncounted gold bars, melted
down from smaller articles.
De Soto's share of the purloined
treasure amounted to an incredible $4.5
million. The total take of Pizarro's army
could have been in the neighborhood of
a billion dollars.
At Seville a great crowd waited to
glimpse the dashing conquistador from
Peru. As was the custom for celebrities,
he paraded through the city in an ox cart
to the trading house to register, after-
ward entering the great cathedral for
prayers thanking God for a safe journey.
De Soto was the talk of Spain that
summer of 1536. Men and boys hero-
worshiped him. Women and girls
swooned over him. But he had only one
female on his mind the lovely Isabel
of his dreams. She had been a girl of 14
and he a page of 17 in the household of
governor Pedrarias Ddvila when they
fell in love nearly two decades ago be-
fore in Panama.
As soon as etiquette permitted,
Hernando called upon Dofia Isabel de
Bobadilla y Pefialosa (Isabel's widowed
mother). It was she who had separated
the sweethearts. But shrewdly realiz-
ing De Soto's potential she had en-
couraged the long-distance romance
through the years.
Thirty-six-year-old Hernando en-
tered Dofia Isabel's apartments wonder-


ing how the passage of so many years
had treated her daughter. When she
walked into the room, slender and tall,
he caught his breath. Maturity had en-
hanced her dark beauty. As he kissed
Isabel's hand and looked deep into her
shining eyes he knew she was his.
The wedding took place that No-
vember in Valladolid, the ancestral
city of the Pefialosa family. It was the
great social event of the season.
Isabel knew her new husband
would look for other worlds to con-
quer. As romantic as their union was,
both of them were aware that its pur-
pose was to add luster to their noble
houses. To this end the De Sotos pre-
sented themselves at the court of
Charles V. The King, the same age as
Hernando, listened to him attentively.
Within a few days the "conces-
sion" was signed giving "Adelantado"
Hernando De Soto "power and author-
ity, for us and in our name, and in that
of the royal crown of Castilla, to con-
quer, pacify and populate" the lands of
La Florida.
De Soto had no trouble getting
adventurous spirits to join him in his
enterprise. Volunteers came from the
best families of Spain and Portugal and
even from England and Africa. Even-
tually the number swelled to as many
as a thousand men and a good many
women.
They all expected to get rich, of
course.
Hernando and Isabel had pur-
chased a mansion with a large court-
yard, numerous apartments on two
floors and a grand staircase in one of
the most fashionable parts of Seville. It
was the perfect setting for the festive
farewell dinner party on the week the
expedition sailed.
De Soto's fleet of 10 ships, es-
corted by 20 other vessels, left
Seville on April 6, 1538. It was the
most powerful and impressive fleet
ever to sail for the Indies. As the
flagship cast off, Isabel stood
proudly at her hero's side.

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'Red Hot Lovers' due from Players
The Island Players third play of the season, "Last
of the Red Hot Lovers," will open Friday, Jan. 15, at
Island Players theater at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue
in Anna Maria City.
In keeping with Island Players 50th season anni-
versary celebration, plays are being duplicated from
previous decades. This Neil Simon play was first pre-
sented at the theater in the 1972-73 season. It will run
through Jan. 31. "r
Barney Cashman, at age 47, married 23 years, de- ,
cides if he is ever to stray, the time is now. He arranges '
to tell all callers, including his wife, that he's shopping
at Bloomingdales. He then arranges liaisons at his
mother's apartment. The model of efficiency, he's
careful not to leave a trail. .
But Barney, played by John Pope, has problems.
Director Phyllis Elfenbein said, "Midlife crisis is
something we all face, but straying outside of our normal
lives is often fraught with complications. ..." And com-
plications are what face the play's hero, who's trying hard
to fill in what he thinks may be blanks in his love life.
With Pope, the cast includes Mona Upp, Robin
Rhodes and Jo Kendall. Behind the scenes are John
Flannery, set design; Glenn Markos, lighting; Dorothy
Elder, stage manager; and Don Bailey, costumes. J.
Curtain times are 8 p.m. except the first two Sun- -"
days, which have matinees at 2 p.m.; the third Sunday's
performance is at 8 p.m. There are no performances on
Monday.
The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Jo Kendall as Jeanette Fisher, one of Barney Cashman's (John Pope) pick-up dates in Island Players "Last of
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Historical society features
history winners Monday
The Monday meeting of the Anna Maria Island
Historical Society will feature the winners of the
Manatee County History Fair. The historical society
event will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Anna Maria City
Hall, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria City.
Speakers will include: Christin Chiles and Nita
Harles, fifth grade, and Chris Beaver, seventh grade,
students at St. Stephens; and Page Hollywood and
Megan Haller, seventh grade, students at St. Joseph.
Also speaking will be John Trevethan, judge;
Elizabeth Moss; and on behalf of division sponsor
The Islander Bystander, Publisher Bonner
Presswood.
The meeting is open to the public. For more in-
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few good, used books for its Fifth Annual Book
Sale next month.
Books may be either paper or hardback and
may be dropped off during library hours: Tuesday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday or Saturday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; or Thursday 3 to 5 p.m. The li-
brary is at 111 Second St., Bradenton Beach.
The book sale will be Feb. 6-7 from 10 a.m.
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Mote Aquarium
celebrates expansion
Mote Aquarium will hold a ribbon cutting and
prices will be halved beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, cel-
ebrating the opening of its $3.5 million expansion.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 10 a.m. at
the Mote Marine Laboratory complex, 1600 Ken Th-
ompson Pkwy., at the City Island end of the New Pass
bridge just south of Longboat Key.
From then through Sunday, Jan. 17, the admission
prices will be cut in half to $4 for adults and $3 for
children. Aquarium hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Within the next year the aquarium will grow to
twice its present size and feature 10 new exhibits and
three "viewable" research laboratories, said Mote
spokesperson Virginia Haley. "Creature comforts for
visitors have been improved, too, with this expan-
sion," she added.
Information, call 388-4441.

Aromatherapy class set
A class to introduce people to aromatherapy, also
covering raindrop therapy and vitaflex, will begin at
6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Whale's Song, 515 36th
St. W., Bradenton. The $60 course will run for six
weeks. Information may be obtained at 798-6949.


Irish dance taught
Wednesday
Irish dance lessons will be taught on Wednesdays
from 1-3 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, in the activity hall. In-
formation, call 778-4706.

Yoga with Dolce Monday
mornings
Winter classes with certified Kripalu yoga instruc-
tor Dolce Little are now in session from 9 to 10:30
a.m. Monday at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. The cost for
a four-week session will be $20 for Center members
or $25 for non-members. Participants are invited to
join in on any Monday.
For more information, call the Center at 778-1908.

Drive is on for
$1.5 million more
With the first million dollars tucked away, the
Longboat Key Center for the Arts has begun the quest
for another $1.5 million for expansion of facilities.
The center's fund drive met its Dec. 31 deadline
with $500,000 to match a bequest by Leslie Weller,
longtime Longboat resident. Another stipulation of
the bequest requires that construction begin by Dec.
31, 1999.
Susan Weseley, center president, noted that still
another stipulaton, that the town donate land for the
project, was met with the vacation of Shell Street,
which bisects the center.The center also purchased
two parcels of land to expand the campus to 2.335
acres.


Hark!
Two bus loads of
youngsters participat-
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Island Community
Center after-school
program toured the
Island pre-Christmas
caroling for busi-
nesses with their final
stop at the Island
Shopping Center and
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stander. The kids
enjoyed pizza and a
party back at the
Center. Islander
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Squadron's birthday
Past Commander Mary Ann Tyrrell narrates a
history of the Anna Maria Power Squadron at a
dinner dance celebrating the organization's 40th
anniversary. The event was at El Conquistador
Country Club.

Polish dinner dance
upcoming
St. Bernard's Ladies Guild will sponsor its annual
Polish Dinner and Dance at the church activity center,
St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive,
Holmes Beach, on Saturday, Jan. 16.
The dinner begins at 6 p.m., featuring home-
cooked kielbasa, sauerkraut, green beans, salad and
dessert. Live polka music will kick off the dancing and
entertainment following dinner. Persons attending are
welcome to "bring your own booze."
Tickets are $12 per person and reservations are a
must. Call Nina Compton, 778-3397, or Suzanne
McUsic at 778-0514, or call the church office, 778-
4769.
After Hours, Nooner
for Longboat
The first Business After Hours program of 1999
will be presented by the Longboat Key Chamber of
Commerce from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19,
at Lynches Landing Bar and Grill, 4000 Gulf of
Mexico Drive.
The chamber's January Nooner networking lun-
cheon will be Wednesday, Jan. 20, from noon to 1 p.m.
at the Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream Island Road. For res-
ervations and information for both events, 383-9519.

Chamber card swap
next week
The January business card exchange of the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will be from 5
to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the First National
Bank of Manatee, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Refreshments and prizes are on the program.
Further information may be obtained at 778-
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Health fair features
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A bloodmobile, eye clinic, hearing check and foot
care will be offered at a health fair at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City, on Friday, Jan. 15.
The Manatee Community Blood Center's blood-
mobile will be there from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
From 9 a.m. until noon, Manatee Eye Clinic and
Laser Center will provide free vision and glaucoma
screenings. Bausch & Lomb will test for hearing and
describe how it relates to driving, communicating and
safety in the home. Cortez Podiatry will answer ques-
tions about foot care.
Details may be obtained at 778-1908.

Corbino exhibition
on Longboat
"John Corbino Visual Treasures" will be displayed
in an exhibition starting Friday, Jan. 15, at Corbino
Galleries, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
A reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. will open the
exhibition, which will run until Jan. 29. Being shown are
a selection of paintings and drawings by the celebrated
artist. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Saturday. Details are available at 383-0822.

Garden Club meets Jan. 21
The Anna Maria Garden Club will meet Wednes-
day, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. at Roser Memorial Community
Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City.
Guest speaker will be Leonard Lowell from the
Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary.
Refreshments will be served and all are invited.
Information, call 778-0256.

Island Library events
for January
This month's schedule of activities at the Island
Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach:
Jan. 14 and 15, the 55 Alive driving program by
American Association of Retired Persons (registration
required at library), 12:30 4:30 p.m.
Jan. 16, Holmes Beach Civic Association, 10:15
a.m.
Jan. 18, library closed in observance of the Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Jan. 20, Preschool Storytime, 7 p.m.
Jan. 23, Cookbook Sale, 10 a.m.

Little League picks officers
The Anna Maria Island Little League will elect
officers at a meeting Thursday, Jan. 15, at 6:15 p.m. at
the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Mag-
nolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
League members stressed that the meeting and
election are open to all residents of Anna Maria Island
and Longboat Key.
The Center's open basketball night for adults will
begin Wednesday, Jan. 13, and continue every
Wednesday of the season from 7 to 9 p.m. Eligible are
men and women 18 or older. Details may be obtained
at 778-1908.

Saltwater fishing course
to begin Thursday
Capt. Ric Ehlis will teach "Saltwater Fishing," an
eight-week course starting at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14,
at the Education Center on Longboat Key, 5370 Gulf
of Mexico Drive.
It will cover fishing the Sarasota-Tampa Bay area.
Rigging, baits and fish species will be discussed.
Ehlis has been a fishing guide for 35 years and is
on the board of directors of the Saltwater Flats and
Flyfish Association. Cost of the course is $92. Informa-
tion may be obtained at 383-8811.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Jan. 6 horseshoe games were Bob
Hitchcock of Anna Maria and Al Norman of Holmes
Beach. Runners-up were Gary Hart and Jim Spencer,
both of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Jan. 9 games were John Bennett and
George McKay, both of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
Hart and Richard Hueber of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.


Blood donors
needed Friday
The Manatee Community Blood Center is
seeking blood donors from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 15, when its bloodmobile will be
stationed at the-Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, dur-
ing the Center's Health Fair.
At press time the minimum number of
donors needed for the Bloodmobile to be
present had not been met. Blood Center and
Center staff urge Islanders to sign up for this
important communitywide effort.
Donors must be 17 years old and should
eat a good meal before donating. First-time
donors should bring a photo identification.
Appointments will be scheduled in 20-
minute intervals. To schedule an appointment,
call the Center at 778-1908.


Auditions are scheduled
Sunday by Players
Auditions for "The Little Hut" will be at 7:30
p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Island Players Theatre,
Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria City.
The play by Andre Roussin and Nancy Mitford
will run March 12-28. It calls for three men and one
woman aged 30 to 50. Director will be Geoffrey
Todd. Information is available at 778-3986,

Democrats to hear of
Lewis, Clark
Vicki Waters and Sasha Taurke will recount their
summer spent retracing the Lewis and Clark expedi-
tion at a meeting of the Anna Maria Island Demo-
cratic Club Monday. Jan. 18.
The club will meet at noon for a "Dutch lunch"
at the Beach House restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach. The meeting is open to the public.
Details may be obtained at 778-1389.

Cookbooks sought
for library sale
Friends of the Island Branch Library are seeking
donations of cookbooks for the organization's annual
cookbook sale at the library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 23. Donated
books are being accepted through Jan. 21.


Center basketball
standings,
week ended Jan. 8
Premier League (14 to 16 years old)


Team
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Police Athletic League #2
Papa John Pizza
Police Athletic League #1

Division I (11 to 13
Team
Wyman Plumbing


Wills Losses
2 1
2 1
1 2
1 2

years old)
Wins Losses
5 1


Coldwell Banker Real Estate 5 1
Anna Maria Glass & Screen 4 1
Jessie's Island Store 3 2
Island Discount Tackle 1 4
Handy Trac Systems 1 5
Island Real Estate 0 5
High Scorers: tied with 18 points were Josh Sato,
Ben Miller and Chase Parker


Division II (8 to 10


year


Team Win
Tree of Life 6
Florida Yacht Connection 6
Beach House 5
Sign of the Mermaid 4
Bryant's Recycled Treasures 3
Air & Energy 3
Marco Polo 2
EconoLodge 1
First National Bank 0
High Scorer: Joey Mattay, 24 points


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Penny, arson dog, welcome addition


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
"The nose knows" is an apt description for Penny,
the arson dog.
Penny and her handler Kurt Lathrop, deputy fire
marshal for the Anna Maria/West Side Fire Districts,
have been working throughout the area for the past four
months investigating suspected arson fires.
Penny, a 14-month-old chocolate Labrador re-
triever, and Kurt trained together for two weeks at the
Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Alford, Me.,
working on floor searches and in live fire scenes.
"State Farm Insurance pays for the training, which
costs about $12,000 per dog," Lathrop noted. "The lo-
cal fire districts in the county fund Penny. Each district
is billed based upon the number of fires in the district
that warranted an investigator."
Penny's expenses are about $400 per year for food,
supplies and veterinary bills. In addition, $500 is set
aside for injuries.
"The West Side volunteer organization spent $400
to have a canine kennel system installed in my ve-
hicle," Lathrop said. "Penny is completely encased and
protected by the system."
Lathrop and Penny have worked 14 fires since their
training ended in October 1998. These include an ar-
son fire on North Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria, a
structure fire, a vehicle fire and a large restaurant fire
in Hudson, Fla. Two of the 10 investigations have led
to arrests and two arrests are pending.
Lathrop and Penny were recently designated as the
primary arson team for the Tampa Bay region by the
state fire marshal's office, Lathrop said. The region
includes Manatee, Sarasota, western Hillsboro, Hardee
and DeSoto counties. Pasco and Hernando counties can
also use their services by special request from the state
fire marshal's office.
"Penny assists me by determining if a flammable
liquid was used to start the fire," Lathrop explained.
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"Penny is a certified law enforcement dog with all
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Historic fish house is finally restored


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Curt and Ham's old fish house is ready for use
again just off the Cortez waterfront.
The historic structure, on stilts 100 yards or so
out in the bay, has been rebuilt by several men of
Cortez but mainly by Trigger Mora, said Blue
Fulford.
Fulford has spent a long and eventful life in
Cortez, as a commercial fisherman "until the law
made me quit" and as a leader of causes for his trade
and his village. He is president of both the Florida
Institute for Saltwater Heritage and the Cortez chap-
ter of Organized Fishermen of Florida.
He made a good living fishing until 1995, when
voters statewide banned gillnet fishing within three
miles of the Gulf shore. In his heyday he had use for
fish houses such as the one recently restored, now
the last one there.
He recalled that Curt Johns and Dewey
"Hambone" Capo had the original. Johns, Fulford
said, had two pretty daughters "and I really liked
both of them and both of them passed me by." Capo,
he said, "never did a nickel's worth of harm to any-
one, always looked for the good in someone."
Ham liked hunting better than fishing, Fulford
said, and had hunting dogs with which "he ran the
big cats all night from his old cut-down 1929
Chevrolet, and every so often he'd cook up a big pot
of food for everybody. It beats TV."
The fish houses were used to dry and store the


The sheriff has several strong leads in the Cortez
horse theft, but no arrests have been made.
That's the word from the Manatee County Sheriff's
Department through spokesman Dave Bristow. He said
the department received the case from Bradenton
Beach police and is investigating.
The six-and-a-half-foot tall statue of stainless steel
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climb up and cut it down."
Those were the old cotton and linen nets. Fulford
also recalled the hard work of limingg" nets: Fill a
skiff half full of lime water and throw it on the net
as it was hauled in.
"It kept the boat clean, too, killed the bacteria.
We wondered why fish we threw in a limed boat
kept so much longer than the ones that were in other
places, and we finally figured it out." In later years
synthetics replaced the natural fibers and nets didn't
need all that attention.
The stilted sheds were weatherproof and people
sometimes lived in them in the 1920s, Fulford said.
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Star shows at the Bishop Planetarium this win-
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telescope and a laser show based in the big band
musical era, the institution has announced.
The planetarium is in association with South
Florida Museum and Parker Manatee Aquarium at
201 10th St. W., Bradenton. They are open seven
days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sat-
urday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
January planetarium specialties including "In
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2:30 p.m., "Through the Eyes of Hubble" at 4 p.m.
"Skies Over South Florida" and "The Tonite Show"
will be presented at 7 and 8:30 p.m., respectively,
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on horizon
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The buzz at Anna Maria Elementary School is
"Who will be the new principal?"
Principal Jim Kronus is retiring after serving the
community school for 25 years. A search for his suc-
cessor began in December. He will step down on Jan.
29.
School principals within the district were given an
opportunity for a lateral transfer to Anna Maria from
another school.
A profile of what qualities and characteristics the
new principal should have was developed at a town
meeting on Dec. 14. Teachers, support staff, parents,
volunteers and others from the community attended.
Two candidates, Bashaw Elementary Principal
Tim Kolbe and Brian Flynn, principal at Lakeland
Elementary, were interviewed Friday, Jan. 8.
The six-person committee will make its recom-
mendation to the superintendent. If one of the above
candidates is selected, the search for a new principal
is complete. If neither is selected, the Manatee County
School Board opens the position to other qualified,
certified district personnel and then to the public.





"The Myth of the Self-Destructive Artist," a retro-
spective exhibition of work by the late Brandon
Whitcomb, runs from Friday, Jan. 15, until Feb. 18 in
the fine art gallery of Manatee Community College,
5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. They are from the collec-
tion of Kevin Dean. director of Selby Gallery at
Ringling School of Art and Design, who will give a
slide lecture there at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. Details
are available at 755-1511.


'Orchid Thief' author
signs book Saturday
Susan Orlean will read from and sign copies of
her book "The Orchid Thief' Saturday, Jan. 16, at
Dickens & Company Bookshop on St. Armands.
"The Orchid Thief' tells the non-fiction
story of John Laroche, a South Florida man who,
with Seminole Indian accomplices, was arrested
for poaching rare orchids from the Fakahatchee
Swamp. Orlean followed Laroche through the
swamps and learned of a sub-culture of "aristo-
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whose passion for plants is all-consuming," ac-
cording to reviews.
Orlean is a writer for "New Yorker." She
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p.m. at Dickens, 15 S. Blvd. of Presidents, St.
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Islanders off, back


Dorothy D.C. Morgret
Dorothy D.C. Morgret, 77, of Holmes Beach, died
Jan. 4, at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton.
A native of Waynesboro, Pa., she was a musician
and teacher. Mrs. Morgret attended Goucher College,
Peabody Conservatory of Music and Oberlin Conser-
vatory of Music.
After college, she worked briefly as a reporter for
the Waynesboro Record Herald, a daily newspaper
published by her father until his death in 1954. She
taught piano and organ in Bethesda, Md., for 25 years.
She served as organist at St. Andrews Methodist
Church, Bethesda, for many years.
Mrs. Morgret came to Manatee County from
Bethesda, Md., in 1981. She was a member and part-
time organist for the Island Baptist Church, Holmes
Beach. She was a member of the Bradenton Country
Club and Bradenton Yacht.Club.
Services were held at Island Baptist Church,
Holmes Beach, on Jan. 8., followed by interment at
Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto. Bradenton Fu-
neral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Island
Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL
34217, or the American Heart Association, 2975 Bee
Ridge Rd., Suite B, Sarasota, FL 34239.
She is survived by her husband, Charles; a brother,
Paul F. Chalfant of Sarasota; two sons, Dr. Edward V.
Morgret of Romney, W.Va., and Robert W. of Laurel,
Md.; and three grandchildren, Treika, Nicholas and
Clarke.

Genevieve Vivian Stumpf
Genevieve Vivian Stumpf, 92, of Bradenton Beach
and Orlando, died Saturday, Jan. 9, in Westminster
Care, Orlando.
Memorial mass was to be in the Immaculate Con-
ception Catholic Church in Three Rivers, Mich. Pal-
metto Funeral Home and Crematory, Palmetto, was in
charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may


be made to the Immaculate Conception School, 645
Douglas Ave., Three Rivers, MI 49093.
She was born in Chicago and came to Bradenton
Beach every winter since 1986. She was a home-
maker.
Surviving are three daughters, Gerrie Clark of
South Bend, Ind., Audrey Gehrig of Harmony, W.Va.,
and Marilyn Adams of Centerville, Mich.; three sons,
Robert "Bob" of Bradenton Beach, Donald of Orlando
and Ronald of Three Rivers; a sister, Cecile Waite of
Des Plaines, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-
grandchildren.

David W. Suddreth
David W. Suddreth, 41, of Lenoir, N.C., formerly
of Holmes Beach, died Dec. 30, in Lenoir.
Mr. Suddreth was formerly employed by Sarasota
Memorial Hospital. He was
a volunteer Emergency
Medical Technician for
Anna Maria Rescue Squad
and for the Caldwell County
Health Department. He
taught nursing courses at
Manatee Community Col-
lege and served on the board
of directors for AIDS-
Manasota of Florida. He was Suddreth
a graduate of Hibriten High
School and received his bachelor's in science degree
from theUniversity of South Florida, Tampa. He at-
tended Spirit Life Assembly Church in Lenoir.
He is survived by his wife Sonja; his parents, J.P.
and Betty Richmond Suddreth; two stepdaughters,
Rachel and Rebecca Widener of Lenoir, N.C.; three
brothers Michael of Hildebran, N.C.-, Keith of Drexel,
N.C., and Kevin of Lenoir, N.C.
Services were held in Lenoir with burial at Zack's
Fork Baptist Church Cemetary. Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to Spirit and Life Asssembly Min-
istries, P.O. Box 2339, Lenoir, NC 28645.


from Guatemala
By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Two Anna Maria Islanders led a team to Guate-
mala to help restore that hurricane-ravaged country and
continued work on a desperately needed orphanage.
Larry Maschino, Bradenton Beach postman, and
Gary Dingier, Manatee County paramedic, led seven
others from the Church of the Cross in Bradenton.
This was an annual pilgrimage to develop an or-
phanage in Zagapa. Maschino said the orphanage
project was spared from flash flooding due to Ameri-
can engineers' and surveyors' choosing the design and
location "and they factored in flooding."
Their operations base six miles away was not so
fortunate, for it "was pretty much destroyed ... and we
had to rebuild our base and repair the vehicles that were
under water."-
The base is key to progress on the orphanage,
Maschino said, as it will house up to 50 people "very,
very'primitively as home to mission teams and youth
groups that are sent to us to have a place to work from.
"The place we had planned to stay in at our base
had its roof fall in and our first job was to rethatch our
roof so our floor was somewhat free of debris and
crawling things so we might get a few hours' sleep.
"We had to work from daylight to dark as we do
not have electricity, nor do we have proper bathing or
toilet facilities, not to speak of the fact that we had to
live on peanut butter as everything we had is lost."
Still, he emphasized, "We count it a pleasure to be
able to make a difference where we can. We are grate-
fully blessed in the U.S. and we see the other side of the
coin when we leave our comfort zone."
All of them pay their own way for the privilege of
"working like horses 14 hours a day" for two weeks, said
Maschino. They have been laboring for several years to
build facilities that eventually will house 300 or so or-
phans, more needed now than ever since Hurricane Mitch
killed thousands and left many children without parents.


Italian tour set
for MCC choirs
A recital of Italian music Tuesday, Jan. 19, will
benefit a concert tour of Italy by Manatee Community
College choirs during spring break.
Tenor Ronald Burrichter, professor of music at the
University of Florida, will present a solo recital of Ital-
ian melodies, opera arias and Broadway show tunes at
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Teacher Lynn Drolet: league of her own


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter.
It's Friday afternoon, just minutes before the
bell sounds.
"OK, everybody hold your breath and count to 10,"
she tells her students.
All 23 children suspend activity and do as they're
told. Afterward, life is somewhat calmer in Lynn Drolet's





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first-grade class at Anna Maria Elementary School.
Drolet was selected to represent the school as the
1999 teacher-of-the-year candidate. Six finalists will be
announced on Friday, Jan 29, for Manatee County's
1999 Teacher of the Year. The winner will be an-
nounced at a banquet on Thursday, March 4.
Drolet's philosophy is "believe in yourself" and
her approach is teamwork.
She grew up in Long Island, N.Y., and earned her
education degree from Susquehanna University in
Pennsylvania.
She started teaching when she was 21 and has been
teaching for eight years, the last four at Anna Maria El-
ementary.
Before moving to Anna Maria, her first year of
teaching was a fifth-sixth combination class in North
Carolina. The following year she moved to Cincinnati,
where she taught kindergarten for three years.
"First grade is my favorite grade. I love it. You see
them go from minimal readers, if any, to reading by the
end of year. You see them light up. It's such a great
year," she said.
Drolet said all children can learn, though they learn


at different rates. "I tell the kids that they can never
give up and always try their best. In turn, my role
model is that I can never give up on them and I always
try my best."
She had one little boy who hadn't completed a sen-
tence in two hours. She said she could have given up
on him, but instead kept encouraging him. "When he
finally wrote that sentence, he was so proud,"'she said,
"and worked faster afterward because he could see that
I was proud of him too."
On day one of school this year, Drolet had the
children's names memorized within the first half
hour, though she readily admits she is not good at re-
membering names. She says it's important, because
"they need to know I think they're important enough
to know their names."
The children soon learn that their number one pri-
ority is safety and treating each other fairly. Drolet
surprises her students by telling them that teaching and
learning is not her first priority.
"This is a school and we come to learn and I teach,
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Lynn Drolet and her class
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Maria Elementary
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school's teacher of the
year candidate.
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though that is not my number one concern. Safety is my
number-one concern, because what can we learn, if
we're not safe?" she tells students on their first day.
She asks them, "Who comes to school to get their
feelings hurt, or to get hit?"
Recognizing that all of us have an occasional bad
day, Drolet institutes a team approach and encourages
students to lend a helping hand. "Maybe we can help
them find their smiles," she tells her class.
First grade is when most students learn to read and
write, she said. "They come in barely reading, and go
away reading fairly well."
She takes pride in their accomplishments and has
instituted creative ways of learning that make it fun for
her students. For instance, as each child completes a
book from a reading series with full mastery and flu-
ency, he or she is rewarded. This year's classroom
theme is dogs and bones. Each child has a dog and
earns one bone for each book completed.
Not only does it make it exciting for them, but they
also are encouraged to help each other's dogs when
they lag behind, by teaming up and buddy reading. She
reinforces that it is not about who finishes first, but
rather that they finish.
For those children who are good every day and
sometimes are forgotten about, she has started some-
thing called the "good day bone." She said she thought
it was fair to take time out for positive behavior and not
just concentrate on the negative. This is not an easy
bone to get, she said. It is only given out when a child
has an extraordinary day.
Drolet oscillates between different teaching tech-
niques to expand young minds and encourage creativ-
ity, including hands-on learning, traditional ap-
proaches, cooperative learning, small- and large- group
learning and discovery learning.
An example of discovery learning is allowing the
students to find answers themselves. Drolet says she
teaches colors to students in this way. She said she may
spend a day or two teaching them primary colors and
then she brings out the Playdough.
She wonders aloud what would happen if the red
and blue balls she has given them were mashed to-


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gether. The children can't wait to see and are delighted
when its color changes to purple.
She teaches the same concept with Jello, combin-
ing "yucky" lemon flavor with cherry to produce some-
thing more palatable. Graham crackers and vanilla ic-
ing work best, she said. Food coloring is added to two
mounds of frosting and then whatever is touching in the
middle is mixed together.
"This way, they can see the before and after," she
says.
Drolet is an avid sports fan. She was head volley-
ball coach at Manatee High School and regularly at-
tends soccer, T-ball and basketball games at Anna
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When she can, she
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"This is a great area. I love it here. Everybody is nice
and friendly. You can't help but want to get involved."
She is excited about being nominated as teacher of
the year. Her exuberance shows.
"I love it. I do," she said. "I told my parents by
putting a copy of the newspaper announcing I was
teacher of the year underneath the Christmas tree. They
were just so thrilled.
"I'm only one of the many wonderful teachers repre-
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but would be happy otherwise, so long as it's somebody
who really wants the honor and loves what they're doing.
Whoever gets it, will be deserving of it."
The freedom bell rings and the children file out one
by one to begin their weekend. As Drolet watches each
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Jan. 4, grand theft of a conveyance, fleeing to
elude, resisting without violence, carrying a concealed
weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, attached tag
not assigned, 9900 block of Gulf Drive. The deputy
was running radar, clocked a vehicle traveling at 45
mph in a 25-mph zone and stopped the vehicle. As-
sisted by a Bradenton Beach police officer, the deputy
questioned a female juvenile who was in the vehicle
with three suspects.
As the deputy placed the juvenile in his patrol ve-
hicle, the three suspects jumped into their vehicle and
*led south on Gulf Drive. The deputy was unable to
pursue because of the juvenile in his patrol vehicle. The
suspects were pursued by the Bradenton Beach police
officer who was joined by a Holmes Beach police of-
ficer. The Bradenton Beach officer reported the sus-
pects fled east over the Palma Sola Causeway travel-
ing in excess of 100 mph.
A Manatee County sheriff's deputy was called to
place stop sticks at the east end of the causeway. When
the suspects drove over the stop sticks, their tires were
punctured. The driver lost control of the vehicle in the
6100 block of Manatee Avenue, crossed a cement me-
dian and came to rest on a grassy berm at the side of
the south-bound lane, said the report.
All three suspects fled the vehicle but were located
and placed in custody. According to the report, one sus-
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said they found a gun in the glove box. Deputies noted
that two of the suspects carried hypodermic needles
and one carried a 10-inch knife in his sleeve.
Kevin O. Stewart, 22, of Lithia, Fla., was charged
with grand theft of a conveyance, attached tag not as-
signed, resisting without violence, carrying a concealed
weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and fleeing
to elude. As the driver of the vehicle, he was also cited
for speeding.
Otis Collins, 21, of Cocoa, Fla., was charged with
grand theft of a conveyance, fleeing to elude and resist-
ing without violence.
Robert J. Hancock, 33, of Gibsonton, Fla., was
charged with grand theft of a conveyance, carrying a
concealed weapon, possession of paraphernalia, resist-
ing without violence and fleeing to elude.
The juvenile was turned over to a child protective
services representative, who contacted her parents.
Jan. 5, theft, 9906 Gulf Drive, Green Realty. The
complainant reported an unknown person removed a
packet containing rental items valued at $70 from the
front door.

Bradenton Beach
Jan. 1, disorderly intoxication, resisting without
violence, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The officer re-
ported he observed the subject having trouble walking
as he was exiting the store carrying a six-pack of beer.
The officer said he questioned the subject about his
destination and the subject laughed and began to walk
away. The officer said he asked to see the subject's
identification three times but the subject refused and
responded rudely. The subject was placed in custody.
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suspect. The officer then contacted the suspect's
mother, who said she would make sure the suspect
turned himself in to police. The suspect turned himself
in at the Manatee County jail the following day. He told
the officer that he fled because he had some business
he needed to take care of before being placed in cus-
tody, according to the report.
Jan. 4, exposure of sexual organs, 112 Bridge St.,
post office parking lot. The complainant reported the
suspect was parked at the post office and was expos-
ing himself while standing beside his vehicle. The of-
ficer located the vehicle but said it was unoccupied.
The detective arrived and parked his unmarked vehicle
beside the suspect's vehicle. The detective said the
suspect returned and repeated his actions and was
placed in custody.
Jan. 5, obstruction, 2400 block of Avenue C. The
officer reported he was attempting to recover a juvenile
runaway and the subject refused to answer the door.
Later the subject opened the door and said the juvenile
was not there. The officer said he questioned the sub-
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residence. The subject was placed in custody and the
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Jan. 7, found property a 16-foot catamaran,
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Jan. 7, aggravated domestic assault with a fire-
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and observed the suspect sitting in a chair with the cry-
ing victim sitting in his lap.
The officer observed a vehicle with the front end
damaged, the grill kicked in and pieces lying on the
floor. He said he also observed a loaded handgun with
the safety off and the hammer cocked lying on the floor
beside the suspect.
The victim said the suspect shot a bullet into the
ground because she came home late. The officer said
he told the suspect to stay in place and the suspect
pulled a large knife from a sheath at his side. As the
officer prepared to draw his gun, the suspect placed the
knife on the ground, said the report.
The officer confiscated the gun and the knife and
the suspect-tried to go inside the residence. The officer
said he told the suspect to stop or be placed in custody
and the suspect refused. The officer said the suspect
resisted being handcuffed but a backup officer arrived
and they were able to subdue the suspect.
The victim refused to sign an affidavit or discuss
the incident, said the report.

Holmes Beach
Dec. 31, theft, 100 block of 66th Street, Beach Bis-
tro. The victim reported an unknown person removed a
camera and case valued at $425 from the vehicle.
Jan. 1, disturbance, 2700 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainants reported the subject was very intoxicated,
yelling profanities and being disorderly and they wanted
him to leave the residence. The officer said he repeatedly
asked the subject to stop yelling, but the subject continued.
The officer told the subject he would be arrested if he
continued and ordered him to leave the area.
Jan. 1, suspicious, 5200 Gulf Drive, Martinique
condominiums. The complainant reported the subject
was slumped over the steering wheel of a parked ve-
hicle. The officer questioned the subject and learned
that he just arrived on the Island after driving all day
and fell asleep.
Jan. 1, code violation, 5300 block of Sunrise
Lane. The officer warned subjects at the residence who
were shooting fireworks.
Jan. 2, burglary, 100 block of 36th Street. The
victim reported an unknown person broke into the resi-


dence and removed a bracelet valued at $12,000,
$1,600 in cash and binoculars valued at $75.
Jan. 3, found property a bicycle. 5501 Marina
Drive, Captain's Marina.
Jan. 4, burglary to a vehicle, 3300 block of Sixth
Avenue. The victim reported an unknown person broke
into the vehicle, disabled the alarm system and re-
moved a CD player valued at $550, speakers valued at
$500 and two amplifiers valued at $700.
Jan. 4, vandalism, 6000 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person broke the passen-
ger side window. Damages were $200.
Jan. 4, vandalism, 6800 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person broke the passen-
ger side window. Damages were $100.
Jan. 4, vandalism. 6000 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person broke the passen-
ger side window. Damages were $100.
Jan. 4, vandalism, 500 block of Key Royale
Drive. The victim reported an unknown person dam-
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Jan. 4, grand theft auto, 7100 block of Gulf Drive.
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Jan. 5, lost property a cellular phone valued at
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Jan. 5, theft of a bicycle valued at $100, 300 block
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Jan. 5, theft of an Adirondack chair valued at
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Jan. 5, suspicious, 500 block of 67th Street. The
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The week
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By Kevin P. Cassidy


IFC wins on late goal.by
Raul Gomez
Islander Bystander/O'Hara's adult soccer team
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2-1 at the Largo Soccer Complex on Jan. 10. The Island
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game, while the offense struggled to find its form.
S Leading the defense was man-of-the-match Brett
McIntosh, playing stellar defense while providing a
boost for the offense with overlapping runs. Also in top
form were stopper Bill Brickse, sweeper Pete Martinez
and goalie Scott Lindsey.
The Islanders started out playing good possession
soccer, getting a couple of good scoring chances in the
first five minutes of the game. Their first opportunity
came when Gomez knocked the ball out to Kevin
Cassidy at the right edge of the box. Cassidy settled the
ball before hitting a cross to Lance Bieker, who was
stationed at the penalty spot, but the Budweiser central
defender headed the ball out of danger.
IFC's second chance came when center mid-
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Budweiser send ball after ball over the IFC defense
hoping for a breakaway goal, but each time IFC's de-
fense was up to the task, turning the threats away.
The Islanders came out in the second half and
started playing "Island style."
They spread the ball around the field on the
ground, which opened up scoring chances but the
game remained scoreless.
That is, until Bill Romberger entered the game.
With Budweiser facing a stiff wind, they resorted to
trying to play the ball out of their defensive end with
short passes that they kept on the ground. Romherger
stole the ball from the Budweiser defender, settled the
ball quickly and ripped a rocket low into the left cor-
ner of the goal for a 1-0 lead.
The goal sparked the locals as they picked up the
play, getting several good scoring chances down the
right wing. McIntosh carried the ball up the wing and
sent it into Bieker, but the goalie just beat the IFC
striker to the ball on the goal line. Bieker protested that
the Budweiser keeper was across the line to no avail.
McIntosh figured in another missed chance when
he again carried the ball up the right side before cross-
ing the ball into the goal mouth. His cross was inter-
cepted by a Largo defender who attempted to clear the
ball, but the ball shanked off to the left side of the box.
There Ken Bowers dummiedd" the ball to leave it for
Cassidy. who ripped a curling shot to the far corner of
the goal. His shot hit the post to keep the score 1-0.
Five minutes later, Largo hit a long ball that put
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IFC goalie Lindsey to the far post to tie the score with
less than five minutes to play.
The Islanders did not want to leave Largo with a
tie. They frantically pushed forward in an attempt to
score, while Largo Budweiser seemed content with the
tie as they repeatedly hit long, clearing balls out of their
defensive end.
The locals got the game winner when Bieker re-
ceived a pass at the 25-yard line with his back to the
goal. The Largo defender fouled him from behind, giv-
ing the Islanders a free kick. Gomez stepped up and
deftly curled the ball over the wall and into the lower-
left corner to ice the game.
The 2-1 win improves the Islander's record to 7-4-
2 heading into next week's home game against the
division's second-place Nam Phong.
Kick off is set for 11 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 17, at G.T.
Bray in Bradenton. Come on out and support the locals.

Division II basketball action
Basketball is back in action after a break for the
holidays with a slew of games in four age divisions.
Due to logistical problems associated with being a
"towner," and my misreading the schedule, I'm limited
to reporting Division II games this week. A big thanks
to Victor Mattay who went through the score book to
give me these results.
I missed a few games before Christmas break that
had some great individual performances. Joey Mattay
poured in 28 points to lead Florida Yacht Connection
Lakers to a 46-8 win over Econo Lodge Hornets on
Dec. 15. The day before. Mattay scored 20 points as the
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 20
Recycled Treasures Spurs.
Other strong performances were turned in by Matt
McDonough, who scored 17 points for Sign of the
Mermaid Knicks in their 35-16 win over Air & Energy
Heat on Dec. 15, and Sam Lott, who scored 16 points
for the Beach House Hawks to take a 26-13 win over
Marco Polo Rockets on Dec. 16.

Air & Energy Heat 27,
Econo Lodge Hornets 12
Nick Petrillo's 12 points paced the Heat over the
Hornets on Jan. 4 with strong support coming from
Jarrod McKenzie, scoring eight points, and Tyler
Schneerer, who netted four points in the win.
Andrew Prudente led the Hornets with six points,
while Erik Distlehurst, Heath Fieke and Nina Brumley
each added a basket.

Tree of Life Celtics 30,
Econo Lodge Hornets 12
The Celtics got balanced scoring in their Jan. 4 win
over the Hornets as Stephen Faillace led the way with
10 points. Brian DeBellevue and Kevin Kirn each
added six points to the win. Andrew Prudente paced the
Hornet's scoring efforts with six points.

FL Yacht Connection Lakers 44,
First National Bank Kings 17
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added four points.

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with 11 points while Tanner Pelke added six.

Air & Energy Heat 16,
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to lead them to a three-point win over the Hornets on
Wednesday night. Andrew Prudente led the Hornets
with eight points while Nina Brumley scored three
points in the tough loss.

Bryant's Recycled Treasures Spurs 26,
Sign of the Mermaid Knicks 4
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Marco Polo Rockets 26,
First National Bank Kings 9
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Novak added four points to complete the scoring for the
Rockets. Ethan Struber led the Kings with four points
and Joel Mitchell added three.

Tree of Life Celtics 16,
Beach House Hawks 14
Friday night saw the Celtics nip the Hawks behind
eight points by Stephen Faillace and four points from
Brian DeBellevue. Sam Lott led the Hawks with 10
points while Erik Stahr and Steve Faasse each added
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Bryant's Recycled Treasures Spurs 21,
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Beach House Hawks 25,
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Baseball news
The Anna Maria Island Little League will be hold-
ing a meeting to elect this year's board members. The
meeting will be held at the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center on Friday, Jan. 15, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15
p.m.
The meeting is open to the public and any Anna
Maria Island or Longboat Key residents interested in
the well-being and organization of the league are urged
to come. For more information on how you can help,
please call the Center at 778-3153.
That's it for this week. If you have sports news to
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Our number is growing: here's some tips to get by


Happy New Year to all 14.9 million-plus of
you.
The Census Bureau has come up with the total
count of Floridians as of July 1998, and 14.9 million
is the estimated population of the Sunshine State.
We're still the fourth-most-populous state, but are
expected to edge out New York for the number three
spot by the year 2015.
California is still the nation's most populous state,
followed by Texas.
A total of 240,000 people moved here from July
1997 to July 1998, the bureau estimates. According to
my math, that works out to 658 people per day.
If you've been driving in the past few days, you
probably feel as I do that they're all driving 25 mph in
front of you, too.
It could be worse, though. Florida's growth rate is
only the seventh-highest in the nation at 1.6 percent.
Nevada takes top honors with an annual 4.1 percent
growth rate. Georgia has the fastest rate of growth in
southern states at 2 percent.
Oh, and West Virginia is the only state in the na-
tion to have more deaths than births.

Speaking of people ...
Four years ago I achieved the dubious honor of


having the largest number of people mad at me in The
Islander Bystander's publishing history. I had written
what I thought was a light-hearted commentary on
"surviving the tourist season."
Apparently visitors didn't think it was that light-
hearted, based on the 12-week-long onslaught of letters
to the editor demanding my head for even contemplat-
ing such a thing as erratic driving, long lines in favor-
ite restaurants or odd clothing styles sported by some
visitors.
But what the heck! There were some good sugges-
tions in that 1994 article and, willing to brave the slings
and arrows of irate visitors, I'll offer some of the tips
yet again.
First tip: NEVER use your horn.
Blaring horns do nothing but prompt harried, ner-


Center basketball schedule


Premier
Jan. 15

Jan. 16


Division
Jan. 14
Jan. 16


Jan. 18
Jan. 19

Division
Jan. 14

Jan. 15
Jan. 16



Jan. 18

Jan. 19

Division
Jan. 16

Jan. 19


League (14 to 16 years old)
Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs. PJpa J'- ?rP-.in
Police Athletic League #2 \ PFe Athlei L.eaiue.#1 at 8 pm.
Police Athletic League #2 \ ,. afpa J.ihn .ai 1 :i m
Anna Maria Oyster Bar vs. Police .Ahletic Lejiue #1 at 11 a.m.

I (11 to 13 years old)
Handy Trac vs. Anna Maria Glass at 8 p.m.
Wyman Plumbing vs. Island Discount Tackle at 6 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. Coldwell Banker at 7 p.m.
Jessie's island Store vs. Anna Maria Glass at 8 p.m.
Handy Trac vs. Island Discount Tackle at 8 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. Anna Maria Glass at 8 p.m.

II (8 to 10 years old)
Tree of Life vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 6 p.m.
Beach House vs. Air & Energy at 7 p.m.
Marco Polo vs. EconoLodge at 6 p.m.
Tree of Life vs. Sign of the Mermaid at 2 p.m.
Florida Yacht Connection vs. Beach House at 3 p.m.
Bryant's Recycled Treasures vs. EconoLodge at 4 p.m.
First National vs. Air & Energy at 5 p.m.
Tree of Life vs. Florida Yacht Connection at 6 p.m.
Sign of the Mermaid vs. Beach House at 7 p.m.
First National vs. Bryant's Recycled Treasures at 7 p.m.


Ill (5 to 7 years old)
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vous drivers into doingsomething really stupid. The
fact that you're blowing your horn at all indicates to
someone who is already probably aware of doing
something silly on the road that you've noticed them.
Dumbness compounds dumbness, heightened by
the blare of car horns.
Second tip: Consider alternative modes of trans-
portation.
One friend used to switch from driving a truck to
riding a bicycle to get back and forth to work during the
winter months. He figured he could get to work in the
off-season in 15 minutes by truck, but during the sea-
son that trip took 45 minutes. A bike is 25 minutes, rain
or shine, traffic or not.
If you're not so athletic that you feel like biking,
remember to "avoid the fuss and take the bus." It's
cheap, it's easy, the routes take you everywhere and,
more important, you're traveling in a vehicle that is
insured by the government and weighs eight tons.
Who's going to argue with a bus over right of way is-
sues?
Third tip: Make reservations for everything.
Your favorite restaurant or lounge is going to be
slammed for the next few months. Regardless of how
big a tipper you are or how much the maitre d' likes
you, you can't get seated or served a drink at the bar
when it's 10-deep with others. Reservations solve the
waiting problem.
Planning ahead is generally a good idea for almost
anything right now. Expect more people to be in front
of you in traffic, and leave earlier for your dinner en-
gagement. Remember that you're driving defensively,
so you'll want to go slower, too. I've found a good rule
of thumb is to think how long it would take you to shop,
drive, park or dine in August, then double it for the next
few months.
Fourth tip: Park at the first place you find in a park-
ing lot.
Several friends and I argue about this last tip. I
maintain that by parking in the first space I see and then
walking however far it is to get to where I'm going,
time is saved and aggravation eased rather than driv-
ing up and down every parking lot aisle looking for that
perfect parking slot.
Friends say I'm insane and continue to drive end-
lessly, like circling sharks looking for fresh meat,
through parking lots. We've timed it in the past, my
first-spot-and-I'm-parked method is faster, but I'm still
told I'm wrong. Go figure.
Let's hope this article doesn't offend more people
than any regular "Sandscript" column.

Moon over Anna Maria
And to round out this column of excess, 1999 will
have a surplus of celestial delights. There will be two
full moons in January, no full moon at all in February,
and two full moons again in March, bringing the total
for the year to 14. A second full moon in the month is
called a blue moon, and the last time there were blue
moons in January and March was in 1915.
By the way, the moon's cycle averages 29.5 days.

Sandscript factoid
Here's a sky fact: about 18,000 meteorites hit Earth
every year.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 JANUARY 13, 1999 0 PAGE 23 MG


Sheepies catch of week; free fishing seminar, too


By Capt. Mike Heistand
Sheepshead is the king of fish for the week, with
some five-pound sheepies reported near almost any sort
of structure in the bay or passes. Other action includes
redfish, trout, snapper, cobia and grouper.
By the way, we're sponsoring a free fishing seminar
Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. There will be a potluck dinner
- please bring a dish and discussion ranging from
lures and bait to rod and reel care and repairs. Among the
folks talking are Rick Gross, Thom Smith, Ray Markham
and your truly. It will be at the Manatee/Sarasota Fish &
Game Association meeting, in the clubhouse at Marina
Drive in Bradenton off Braden River Road. Call Rick
Myers, 792-0963, for more information.
Fishers at the Rod and Reel Pier report things are,
a little slow, but sheepshead action is steady.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier are reeling
in some redfish, sheepshead and flounder.
Annie's Bait & Tackle said that Capt. Zack on the
Dee Jay II said despite the often-poor weather, fishing
has been good with 22-inch redfish and speckled trout.
When the weather is good enough to get offshore, look
for pompano, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, man-
grove snapper, cobia-and grouper.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he's put-
ting charters onto grouper in about 60 feet of water, but
most of the action is centered on mangrove snapper.
Capt. Thom Smith at Angler's Repair said he's
getting into lots of sheepshead around the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge artificial reef system, trout on the
seagrass flats and redfish during higher tides.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle reports good
catches of sheepshead.
Capt. Rick Gross said his best bets are sheeps-
head, mackerel, cobia, pompano and trout.
On my boat Magic we've been catching sheep-
shead up to five pounds, black drum, mangrove
snapper, a few legal-sized grouper in the bay and
redfish around the docks.
Capt. Tom Chaya said mackerel are off the
beaches and redfish in the backwater.
At the Snead Island Crab House, Dave Johnson
reports lots of black drum in the Manatee River around
the docks. There is still some white bait up in Terra
Ceia Bay, and trout and reds are working near it.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said grouper have
moved closer to shore in the Gulf, with action reported
in the 50-foot-deep range or less. Snapper fishing is


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Jan 14 9:12p' 2.1 4:09 -0.3 12:06 1.1 2:04 1.0
Jan 15 9:51p* 2.2 4:48 -0.4 12:45 1.2 2:41 1.1
Jan16 10:30p' 2.2 5:23 -0.5 1:14 1.2 3:23 1.1
NM Jan17 11:05p' 2.2 5:59 -0.5 1:36 1.2 4:12 1.0
Jan18 11:47p' 2.2 6:31 -0.5 1:57 1.2 5:02 1.0
Jan 19 7:04 -0.5 2:23 1.3 5:58 0.9
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Lotsa grouper
Mario Torres and his
dad, Elmo, went fishing
with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard the
"Deep South" and
came back with a
bunch of limit grouper.
Mario is pictured with
a 14-pound black
grouper.


At the South Skyway Fishing Pier, action in-
cludes flounder, bonnet head sharks, snapper, grouper,
jacks, Spanish mackerel and mangrove snapper.


received a report that a vessel had capsized and four
people were in the water 10 miles southwest of Venice
Inlet. A Coast Guard boat and helicopter responded. The
helicopter located the people in the water and lifted them
aboard, began CPR on one of the men, and transported
them to paramedics waiting at Venice Airport. One of the
men, Charles Leo Lotza Sr. of Ocklawaha, was pro-
nounced dead by paramedics.
Dec. 30, Search and rescue / assistance. Station Cortez
received a report of an overturned catamaran off Bean
Point. A Coast Guard boat responded, but the people
aboard the boat were able to push it to shore and no one
was injured.
Dec. 30, Search and rescue / assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of two boats that had collided
near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. A woman involved
in the collision jumped in the water in an apparent at-
tempt to flee, but was apprehended by a law enforce-
ment officer. She was later arrested and charged with
theft of the boat.


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Island real estate sales
720 Key Royale, an 85x112 canalfront lot, sold 11/
18/98, Gowan to Albert, for $195,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 126 Runaway
Bay, a bayfront 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in
1978, was sold 11/24/98, Gurrister to Maynard &
Trubee, for $146,500.
2518 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, an elevated
four bedroom duplex of 1,600 sfla built in 1979 on a
50x100 lot, was sold 11/25/98, Henzell to Juljdjuraj,
for $175,000.
2519 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 75-seat restaurant
of 2,000 sf with parking for 18 cars plus upstairs apartment
of 1,000 sfla built in 1948 on a 50x100 lot, was sold 11/
25/98, Crown & Thistle Inc. to Numar Corp, for $475,000.
436 62nd St., Holmes Beach, Seaside Gardens, an
attached ground-level 2bed/2bath/lcp home built in
1971 on a 3,600 sf lot, was sold 11/24/98, Miner to
White, for $104,000; list $119,000.
511 59th St., Holmes Beach, a two-story 2,117
sfla 4bed/3bath/2car/pool canalfront home built in
1983 on a 12,075 sf lot, was sold 11/25/98, Armstrong
to Fitzgerald & Hancock, for $285,000; list $295,000.
5608 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 111 Sun Plaza
West, a beach-side elevated 1,092 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1981, was sold 11/23/98, Coxen to
Nichols, for $164,500; list $175,000.
1900 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, a 145x193
Gulffront lot, was sold 12/4/98, Southern Exposures
Dev. to Gulf Front Beach LC, for $750,000.
211 N. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, an elevated
canalfront 1,616 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car home built
in 1994 on a 60x98 lot, was sold 12/1/98, Buckelew to
Figurske, for $210,000; list $234,950.
212 Palmetto, Anna Maria, a 52x1 10 lot, was sold
11/30/98, Garcia to Mueller, for $95,000.
2307 Avenue C, Bradenton Beach, a 50x 100 lot, was
sold 11/30/98, Ilexhurst Partnership to Weeks, for
$63,500.
2405 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, an elevated 2,287
sfla 6bed/4bath duplex built in 1980 on a 50x 100 lot,
was sold 12/3/98, Henslick to Linebaugh, for
$151,500; list $159,900.
2808 Avenue C, Holmes Beach, an elevated 1,040
sfla 2bed/2bath/2cp home built in 1979 on a 50x100
lot, was sold 11/30/98, Dotson to Letourneau, for
$164,000; list $169,900.


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Champions
This Manatee High School girls varsity soccer team, the Her-icanes, are champions of the Tampa Reebok
Soccer Tourney with a season record of 12-0-1. Freshman Sarah Thomas of Anna Maria Island is "a real


player on this team, said Paul Palmateer, head coach.

3701 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 1 Sunbow Bay
1, a 1,320 sfla 4bed/3&l/2bath/lcp condo built in
1977, was sold 12/2/98, Benes & Santiago to Coc. for
$140,000; list $159,900.
416 Pine Ave.. Anna Maria, a marina complex of
6,454 sf of buildings and 37,680 sf of land, most on ca-
nal, was sold 12/3/98. Galati to Surf Hawk Inc., for
$650,000.
4255 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 217 Island Village
#217, a 2bed/2bath 1300 sfla condo built in 1981, was
sold 11/30/98, Lapointe to Kline, for $115,000; list
$123,400.
519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a two story Ibed/lbath
1,100 sfla home built in 1912 on a 45x145 lot, was sold
12/4/98. Elliott to Fahev. tor $167.500: list $167.500.
600 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 226
Westbay Cove, a 700 sfla lbed/lbath condo built in
1977, was sold 12/2/98. Hinson to Moog, for $90,000:
list $95,000.
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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (ELCA)
We warmly welcome you to join us.
Come Worship, Learn and Grow
Enjoy God's Presence
Saturday 5:30pm Service of Praise
(Contemporary)
Sunday 8:00am Worship Service ( Communion)
9:00am Sunday School
10:30am Worship Service (Communion)
Rev. Danith Kilts Nursery Provided
6603 Marina Drive Holmes Beach 778-1813


614 Emerald, Holmes Beach, a ground-level
canalfront 1,683 sfla 2bed/2bath/2car home built in
1968 on 95xl 15 lot, was sold 12/1/98, Carney to Crisp,
for $218,000.
1800 Gulf Dr:, Bradenton Beach, 101 Lacosta, a
Gulffront 1,030 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979, was sold
12/9/98, Woodley to Steibel, for $158,000; list $158,900.
1801 Gulf Dr.. Bradenton Beach, 202 Runaway
Bay, a712 sfla lbed/lbath condo. sold 12/8/98, Carroll
to Warfel. for $93,000.
216 Chilson, Anna Maria, a 72x147 canalfront lot,
was sold 12/8/98, Cooper to Johnson, for $140,000.
509 58th St., Holmes Beach. a ground-level
canalfront 2,668 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in
1963 on an 80x120 lot, was sold 12/10/98. Eckford et
al to Brown, for $220,000; list $235.000.
5319 Sunrise Lane, Holmes Beach. a ground-level
bayfront 2,602 sfla 3bed/3bath/2car home built in 1971 on
a 160x206 lot fronting both bay and canal, was sold 12/
10/98, VanBeuzekom to Spotts, for $510,000; list
$545,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, exclusively for The Islander By-
stander. Copyright 1999.


royser cnarialI rnnn tnmitmtu T Ur
Revs. Michael An Interdenominational Christian Church
& Jan Smith Serving the Community Since 1913
Come Celebrate Christ
Church Services 9 & 11AM
Sunday School 10am
Children Church 11am (Pre-school 4th grade)
Y4. Praise & Worship Sun. 7 pm
in the Chapel
Transportation & Nursery Available
512 Pine Ave, Anna Mria 778-0414





ISLAND

CHIROPRACTIC

e CENTER
605 Manatee Ave. West
Holmes Beach
Dr. Joseph Acebal 778-0722

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New Patients Welcome
4 .
3909 East Bay Drive
Holmes Beach

778-2204


LIngboat Isanb Chapel
6200 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
383-6491
Sunday
S10 am .............. Adult Study
I 9:15 am ............ Children's Sunday
1i W9; a&J1a School
9 & 11 am ....... Worship Service in
Sanctuary

interfaith nursery at 9:00
nchrina, rnmmunitv newcomers welcome


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L A N D D E R LEISE I IEDS

IE S.FORSAL IE S FRSAECotnud 717 ANNUCEETSCntned!


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.

PECAN SALE MAMMOTH HALVES, new crop.
$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!
NEW AND USED fishing rods and reels, Daiwa BG-
13's. Bait nets and more. Call Tom Chaya. 778-4498.
BEDROOM SET: 56-INCH dresser with mirror, twin
headboards with frames, night stand, good quality,
beige/green, $150. Coffee table: 48-inch square,
glass top, $60. Call 778-4789.
BELGIUM SISAL RUG: 9-foot by 12-foot, custom-
made, natural color, latex backing, canvas bordered,
$150. 383-2523.
WATERBED FOR SALE. King-size, soft-side, with
pedestal drawers. Contemporary pine and turquoise
finish, $75. Call 778-6234. Leave message.



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











TRUE ISLAND BARGAIN!
This great 2BR/2BA elevated home is in the heart of Anna
Maria. Nice neighborhood, close to beaches, shopping
and post office. Plenty of storage. Don't miss this oppor-
tunity to own in Anna Maria. Offered at just $169,000.









START YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Wonderful opportunity to have a shop, office or salon and live
next door in a one bedroom separate apartment. Also has
a large corner location with 260 feet of road frontage which
provides ample parking and easy access. Sounds too good
to be true? Drive by 315-317 Pine Avenue. Only $199,000!









REDUCED CANALFRONT II!
This charming home offers 2BR/2BA, den, updated kitchen
Sand low-maintenance yard. Deep-water canal with seawall,
boat dock and direct-bay access. Call today to see this
beautifully maintained home, now reduced to $195,000.
Call Pat Jackson at 778-3301
Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
or Dave Sork 726-1704

Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll Free 800 306-9666
Fax # 778-7035


REMODELING! GE WHITE Spacesaver range,
double oven, excellent condition, $75. Stainless steel
sink, 33-inch, $10. 778-7024.
FOR SALE 40-INCH round, Fruitwood finish, dining table
with one leaf and 71-inch teak buffet. Call 778-2942.
KENMORE WASHER/DRYER, $75. Call 778-5181.


ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesday, Thursday,
Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. Donations Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Always sale racks. 513 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Huge
furniture savings! 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 8 a.m. to noon. Snail car
roof topper, power washer, household items, and
more. 906 North Shore Drive, Anna Maria.
GARAGE SALE. SATURDAY, January 16, 9 a.m.
Rain date, Sunday, January 17. 598 North Shore Drive.
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, January 16, 9 a.m. to 2
p.m. Couches, $40. Kayak, aquarium, bunk beds,
each $100. Clothing, shoes. 710 Gladiolus.


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


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ISLAND

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REAL ESTATE, INC.








Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
ISLAND TOWNHOUSE
2BR/2.5BA townhouse, hardwood floors, fenced yard,
large screened porch, two-car garage, short walk to
beach. Residential area. $164,900.
NORTHWEST BRADENTON
2BR/2BA easily converts to 3BR. Furnished, large
caged pool, 2-car garage, fenced yard, immaculate, se-
curity system, fruit trees, cul-de-sac. $139,900.
SUNBOW BAY
2BR/2BA Turnkey furnished condo. Very close to beach,
shopping, doctors and restaurants. Tennis, heated pool, el-
evator. Great rental history. $114,900.
SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT
3BR/2.5BA home across from golf course on deep-water
canal. Vaulted great room, gallery wall. Dock accommo-
dates 50-foot yacht. Pool and heated spa. $699,000.
DIRECT GULFFRONT
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House turnkey furnished
condo. End unit, heated pool, gorgeous view. Great rental.
Needs your decorating. $225,000.
PALMA SOLA PARK
3BR/2BA home in prime West Bradenton area. In-
ground caged pool, fruit trees, screened porch and large
lot. Short drive to beach. $129,900.
BAY PALMS WATERFRONT
3BR/2BA waterfront home. Large sunny Florida room,
terrazzo and ceramic tile, low maintenance yard, boat
dock, playhouse. Quiet street. $239,000.
SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL
2303 Ave. C 2BR/1BA Duplex
Washer/Dryer $725
SEASONAL 2 BR/2BA Condos
Runaway Bay, Anna Maria Island Club
Bridgeport & Northbeach Village
$700 week/$1,500 month
779-0202
Julie Gilstrap 1 (800)732-6434
LTG, GRI
Properly Manager ANNA MARIA

MLS [ Sgi.o ast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217
www.suLncoastinc.com


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

CLASSICAL GUITAR LESSONS Bachelor's and
Master's Music degrees from the University of South-
ern California. Fifteen years teaching experience.
Call Andrew 778-6580.

EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS. 5008 Manatee
Avenue. Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD's, IRA's,
L/H insurance. Call Ryan Young 746-3348.

PHONO-GRAPHIX a new, revolutionary reading
method. Want to improve your child's reading? For a
free brochure call 795-0303.

LAST OF THE Red Hot Lovers. Neil Simon Comedy.
January 15 through 31. Island Players, Gulf Drive
and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Box office open 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, except Sunday. 778-5755.


LOST MEN'S GOLD military ring. Naval Aviator en-
graving, blue stone. Reward. 794-5230.






OPEN HOUSES
Sunday January 17
2-4 pm
133 White Ave., Holmes Beach........... $249,900
2BR/1.5BA 2-story home west of Gulf Dr. Turnkey
furnished. Call Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
4439 121st St. Ct. W., Cortez............... $272,500
3-4BR/2.5BA home on large lot in Cortez Village.
Lots of extras. Call Carla Price 778-0770 eves.
216 A 81st St., Holmes Beach............. $162,500
Well-cared for lot 3BR/2BA villas on quiet residen-
tial street. Short walk to beach. Call Carol or Clarke
Williams 744-0700 eves.
224 Chilson Ave., Anna Maria............. $255,000
4BR/3BA canalfront home with large yard and room
Sfor pool. Dock with water and electric. Call Christine
Eagleberger 779-1285 eves.
3011 Ave. F, Holmes Beach ................ $370,000
Direct Gulffront lot provides a delightful playground
for this Island duplex. 2BR/1 BA first floor, 1 BR/1 BA
second floor. Call Frank Migliore 795-8359 eves.
6451 Sea Gull Dr. #265, Bradenton .... $118,900
Wild Oak Bay. 3BR/2BA spacious first floor condo
just steps to the pool. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991
eves.
2115 9th St. W. #3D, Bradenton ............ $46,900
Creekview. End 2BR/1BA unit located directly on
Wares Creek. New carpet and paint. Call Marion
Ragni 761-1415 eves.
243 Willow Ave., Anna Maria ............. $335,000
Gracious canalfront living in this 2BR/2BA Frank
Lloyd Wright style home. Call Judy Duncan 778-
1589 eves.
206 Coconut, Anna Maria................... $335,000
3-5BR/3.5BA home on large lot less than sixty yards
to beach access. Lots of storage. Call Susan Hatch
778-7616 eves.
213 Periwinkle Plaza, Anna Maria ...... $189,500
Walk to beach from this 2BR/2BA home with airy,
bright rooms, one-car garage plus carport. Call
Darcie Duncan 779-2290 eves..
216 85th St., Holmes Beach ................ $164,900
2BR/2BA home within walking distance to beach.
Turnkey furnished, terrazzo floors, open floor plan,
deeded boat slip. Call Lana Craig 778-4693 eves.
878 Waterside Lane, Bradenton ......... $129,000
Perico Bay Club much desired 2BR/2BA lakefront
villa. Eat-in kitchen, glassed lanai, new A/C and
heat, enclosed garage, 2 walk-in closets, vaulted
ceilings. Call Dick Rowse 778-2003 eves.
6304 Point W. Blvd. #310, Bradenton .. $55,900
Landmark. 2BR/1BA 3rd floor condo in elevator
building close to hospital. Overlooks pool. Call Don
Bailey 778-8307 eves.

^3m 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 MiLS ..1. L i







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LOST CAT, black and grey striped, white chest and
paws. 74th Street area. Reward. 778-7309.


94 ISUZU RODEO, V6, auto, all power, cold air,
many extras, runs great. $10,500 obo. 778-2581.
1991 THUNDERBIRD. GOOD condition. Call 778-3234.


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 competi-
tive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.

1997 EVINRUDE 175 HP Ocean-Pro, 25-inch shaft
$5,000. Call 795-8299.
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.
FOR RENT PROTECTED boat slip. North end, Anna
Maria. Easy Gulf access 778-2165.
1987 SEARAY 25-FT. New motor and out drive. New
bottom paint and interior, trailer, $15,000 OBO. 779-2260.
25-FOOT CATALINA. GOOD shape, extra sails, 9.9
Johnson, electric start, VHF, poptop, sleeps four, full
galley, holding tank, two months free dockage, an-
chor, $5,000. 778-9315. Located 512 71st Street.
BOAT DOCK. $3 per foot minimum, $75 per month.
Private location, bay access through Key Royale pass.
620 Dundee, Key Royale, Holmes Beach. 779-2022.
CHARTER BOAT "REEF REACHER" for sale. 31-
foot Catlimbo Sportfish, 400-hp 6V53T Detroit motor,
one year-old. Yellow Page listing included. Must sell!
$35,000 or best offer. 778-7787, 778-2727,'-
bigsea@gte.net.


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


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


HELP WANTED PART-time shop clerks, flexible
shifts. Office help, two days per week. Retirees wel-
come. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.
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.
HELP WANTED servers, cocktail, bartender, weekend
dishwashers, salad/prep. Buccaneer Inn. 383-5565.
TEACHERS FOR ELEMENTARY-AGE after-school
program, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays plus occasional
weekends. Dependable, flexible, positive attitude.
Excellent communication skills with children and
adults. Education, artistic or recreation skills a plus.
Drug Free Workplace. Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 778-1908 ask for Melinda, or fax 778-9511.
BISTRO AT ISLAND'S End. Bus persons, dishwash-
ers, Best money on the beach! Apply in person 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 779-2444.

HOUSEKEEPERS. FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Tradewinds
Resort. 1603 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Apply between
9 a.m. and 2 p.m. No phone calls please.

HELP WANTED HOUSEKEEPING. Various duties.
Part time, own transportation, non-smoking. Beach
Inn. 778-9597.
HILTON LONGBOAT KEY Beach Resort. Immediate
openings are available for AM and PM servers. Ex-
cellent pay and benefits including insurance, vaca-
tion, 401(k) plan, holiday pay and more. Please ap-
ply at Shannon Hotel Group, 442 Gulf of Mexico
Drive, Longboat Key, 34228. 383-8862.

MATURE RESPONSIBLE ADULT needed to care for
infant in my home or yours. Previous experience and
references required. 778-6234.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY FOR person experienced
in light bookkeeping and various clerical duties. Cus-
tomer service skills and a team player, priority. Call
778-0073, after 6:00 p.m.
LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER for mature couple. Good
salary and accommodations. References needed.
778-9160.
HELP WANTED. DISHWASHER. Full time, five days
per week, $6.50 per hour to start. Apply at Brian's
Sunny Side Up Cafe, 5348 Gulf Drive. No phone calls.



DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...

ON THE INTRACOASTAL
Magnificent sunrises and twinkling
boat lights at night are yours from this
3BR/2BA bayfront home. The unique
greatroom floor plan is topped by a
soaring ceiling and the upper-level
master suite has a view to die for! An
additional bathroom adjoins the exer-
cise room. Spacious workshop area
and a 3-car garage. Superb con-
stru:ction quality and energy effi-
ciency throughout.
$575,000.
GULFSTREAM
RVMI REALTY
941-778-2200


FULL TIME KITCHEN help/cook needed. Apply in per-
son at Chez Andre, 5406 Marina Drive or call 778-5320.


LAUNDROMAT. MONEY MAKER! Clean, safe, great
location near Blake Hospital. 955-3366.
NAIL SHOP BUSINESS. Buy or lease on the island.
778-3249 or 778-1145.


CNA HHA TO work in your home, cleaning, shop-
ping, cooking. Excellent references. 778-2874 or
leave message.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
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.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exterior and
windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call
778-0944.

NEED TUTOR? SENIOR honor student will tutor all
ages. Math specialty. 778-4136.
DOMESTIC AFFAIRS thorough house cleaning.
Neurotic attention to detail. Ironing, errands, and
more. Jony 798-3139.
HAVING A MAC attack? Call for help with Mac or PC.
Training, internet, hardware selection and installa-
tion. Call Ed, 778-2553.
SUE SHINES. HOME and office cleaning, errands,
etc. References, low prices. 750-7730.
HANDYMAN IS READY for all your repairs, lawn
work, and painting. Great island references. Beep
252-9910 or call Mike 778-0504.


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



Now on the Island

SNationsBanc 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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Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


ANNA MARIA $399,000 4BR/
2.5BA home on a canal with a
boathouse. No bridges to
Tampa Bay and Gulf. Only one
block to the beach. IB32204
ISLAND DUPLEX Lowest-
priced concrete-block duplex on
the Island. Only $139,000. 2BR/
1 BA and 1BR/1 BA on each side.
Just one block to the beach.
IB28042


LOVE BOATING? HATE YARD WORK? If so, this is the
condo for you! 2BR/2BA end unit on a canal with a bayou
view. Includes a two-car garage and boat dock. $147,900.
Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB34658
CANALFRONT Spacious 3BR/2BA with "bonus" computer
room. Expansive private yard. Newer eat-in kitchen, mas-
ter wing, lots of tile. Dock with no bridges to bay. Approxi-
mately 1,800 sq. ft. living area. Now priced at $259,000.
Call Karen Lohse, Realtor 751-1155. BH31936
PALMA SOLA BLVD. LOT Build your dream home on this
corner lot in a beautiful residential neighborhood, located
across the street from the bay. Call Denise Langlois,
Realtor or Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB27452.


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CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping
installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds, native plants,
butterfly gardens. Excellent references. 778-5294.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581.


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.

STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPE Service. Installa-
tions and annual maintenance contracts. Koi ponds
as low as $500, aquatic plants included. Experi-
enced. Fast. 727-5066.

L & M TREE and Landmaintenance. Tree trimming
and removal, lot cleaning, brush chipping, stump
grinding, and stump recovery. Twenty-four years
experience, free'estimates, insured. Call Lew Moore
at 708-0752. Special winter rates!


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

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ALUMINUM/VINYL CONSTRUCTION, new installa-
tion/repairs, Soffits/Fascias, screen enclosures. In-
sured, references. Lic. #RX-0051318. Rex Roberts
778-0029.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-two year Island resident. Call Jim Bickal
at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794 office.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Quality workmanship. Lic#RR0066450.
Call 795-1947.
MR. BILL'S Handyman Service. Thirty years experi-
ence, self-employed in the construction trades. I am
handy to have around, 778-1110.


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

ANNA MARIA, beautiful Key West-style 3BR/3BA
home. Sailboat water, canalfront, large dock with water
and electric. Private boat ramp. All of this and just steps
to great Gulf beach. Annual $2,300 month, 795-7805.
SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/2BA Shell Point. Call
Jean Holmes Realty, 778-2924.
KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT. Unfurnished 2BR/
2BA home with garage. Annual lease. $1,200 per
month. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
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/1 BA 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.
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.

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

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

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

SEASONAL/ANNUAL 2BR/1BA. Furnished, washer/
dryer, carport, adults preferred, no pets, $675 per
month plus utilities. First, last, security. 778-5057.
Available January 1.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. seasonal, January, February,
and March, $3,000 per month U.S. or $7,000 Cana-
dian, cash. Also 2BR/1BA annual $900 per month,
available April, 1999. 792-2779.

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 neighbor-
hood, $1,800 per month. Holmes Beach. 778-1589.


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.



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CANALFRONT HOME in Longboat Key Village. Close to METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED residence on sailboat water.
shopping and restaurants. Short walk to the beach. Direct Quality built 4BR/3B featuring scores of upgrades and pool.
boating access to the Intracoastal and Gulf of Mexico. $580,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. R34212
$204,000. Bob Burnett, 387-0048. R33906


BEACH HOUSE on Anna Maria. Breathtaking views of
Tampa Bay and Egmont Key, sea birds, porpoises and gor-
geous sunrises. Open floor plan, 3BR/2.5B, two-car garage.
$595,000. Don Lewis, 746-6300. R34157
WATERFRONT LOTS
MOUNT VERNON direct bayfront unit on first 10-ACRE TRAC
level. Glass-enclosed lanai, domed kitchen Panther Ridge. E
ceiling, hurricane shutters. Partially furnished, and pines, 2+/- ac
$105,000. Hal Gillihan, 778-2194. C34311 SR 675. $89,90C
WATERFRONT RESIDENCE in gated com- Foster, 752-0101
munity on 1+/-acre. 3BR/3B, art studio or
4BR. Large open kitchen, family room, sun-
room. Screened lanai, oversized three-car
garage, workshop area. Reduced. $525,000.
Don Lewis, 746-3200. R29620
OVER ONE ACRE ON WARNERS WEST Available p
BAYOU. Extraordinary construction and week or by
beautifully remodeled. Panoramic views from Anna Maria
nearly every room, plenty of windows. Over Call one o
3,800 sq. ft., hardwood floors, dock. resort
$699,900. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354 or Kathy (941) 951-666
Marcinko, 792-9122. R31079


CASTNETTER APARTMENTS directly across from public beach.
Overlooks Gulf of Mexico. Consists of four buildings, N.W. building
offers owner's unit, rental unit, office and two-car garage. Other
buildings offer 2 units. $1,500,000. Don Lewis, 746-3200. CM31317
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SPACIOUS UNIT. Ceramic tile through-
out, open floor plan, neutral colors, light
and bright. Elevator, tennis and pool.
Priced under appraisal. $63,500. Marge
Dutton, 755-8093. C34569
WESTSIDE CUTIE. 3BR/2B in great area.
Very well maintained, good starter home
with nice floor plan. Fenced yard with
access for RV or boat parking from back.
$104,900. Lisa Edenfield, 727-8606 or
752-0101. R34589
A NEWER HOME with the warmth and
charm of an older home. Intricate design,
custom moldings and woodwork, wood
floors. Quality rarely seen today. 3BR plus
den. $214,000. Sandy Drapala, 794-3354
or Kathy Marcinko, 792-9122. R33612


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FURNISHED 2BR/1BA GROUND floor. Seasonal,
immaculate, no pets. 224 84th Street, Holmes Beach.
778-3267.
AVAILABLE NOW. ANNUAL large 2BR furnished
apartment overlooking water at Anna Maria City Pier.
Heated pool, cable, private courtyard, $850 per
month plus electric. 778-9188.
200-FEET TO BEACH. 1BR cottage, cute, clean,
quiet, close to pier and shops. Completely furnished,
$500 per week. $1,500 per month. 778-8571.
FOR RENT ANNA Maria canalfront home 2BR/2BA,
one car garage, laundry, dock, half-block to beach,
$2,000 month or $550 week. 778-8559.
ANNA MARIA CITY. Lovely elevated 2BR/2BA home
on canal. Quiet street, has every convenience. Avail-
able February and March, $2,500 month. 778-4010.
HOLMES BEACH EXPANSIVE waterview. Unfur-
nished 2BR/2BA home with den, lanai, garage, dock,
and lift. Annual lease, $1,500 per month. Call Smith
Realtors 778-0770.
BRADENTON GARAGE APARTMENT. Annual
lease, unfurnished, $400 per month plus electric and
telephone. Call Smith Realtors 778-0770.
CHARMING FRENCH COUNTRY Island home.
Beautiful turret and Gulf view. 4BR/3BA. 107 Beach
Avenue, Anna Maria. $2,000 per month, off season.
$3,100 per month, in season. 794-8202.
SEASONAL RENTAL. CLEAN, large, 1BR apart-
ment. New carpet, furnished. $1,100 or $1,200
month, everything included. Marina Drive 778-3323.
LARGE GROUND FLOOR, 2BR/2BA, one story con-
dominium, carport adjacent. Manatee at 59th Street,
Bradenton. Courtyard, pool, tennis golf courses nearby.
Completely fumished, $65,000.792-2093 or 792-5434.
SEASONAL/MONTHLY RENTAL. Spacious 4BR/
2BA One half block from Gulf, quiet area, Holmes
Beach. 941-686-2385.
VACATION RENTAL. HOLMES Beach, Anna Maria
Island. 1BR located at Resort 66 on Gulf. Full house-
keeping, TV with cable, pool, Gulf, hot tub. $750
weekly. Fully furnished. 315-894-2304.
AVAILABLE NOW! STEPS to the beach! Quiet
neighborhood, 2BR/2BA, furnished, turnkey, small
pets negotiable, non-smokers. Seasonal or annual.
114 81st Street, Holmes Beach. 813-681-9111.
CUTE 2BR/1BA DUPLEX, wood floors, enclosed
porch, central heat/air-conditioning, washer/dryer, hot
tub, nice yard, 200-feet to beach. Annual $700 plus
deposit and electric. Will consider seasonal. 778-2991.
BEAUTIFUL UPDATED EXTRA large 2BR/2BA du-
plex. Great North Holmes Beach location just a short
walk to the Gulf. Boat dock included. Tile floors, gor-
geous new kitchen, skylights. Seasonal, $2,000 per
month or will discount for longer term. Call 778-5295.
SEASONAL, VACATION, FULLY equipped, 2BR/1BA,
Gulf beach apartment. Choice location, sundeck, porch,
no pets, laundry facilities, cable. 778-3143.
2BR/2BA CLEAN, BRIGHT, and spacious duplex
close to beach and shopping. Turnkey, washer/dryer,
cable. Now available for this season. 778-0510.

FURNISHED EFFICIENCY APARTMENT. Available
now through April 1999. Very nice and convenient to
everything. Canalfront in Holmes Beach, $250 per
week or $800 per month. Call 778-6234.

NICE 3BR/2BA ANNUAL, Holmes Beach. Walk to
quiet beach. Washer/dryer, covered parking, $725
per month plus utilities. First, last, security. Ready
February 1. 778-0165, evenings, or leave message.
ANNUAL RENTAL, CENTRAL Holmes Beach. Fur-
nished 1BR, $550 plus electric. Also furnished kitch-
enette, $450 utilities included, private parking 725-
11304, leave message.
2BR/2BA ELEVATED HOME. Bayview, very large
garage, new carpet and tile. Annual rental. 779-9122.
ISLAND GETAWAY One block to Gulf. Turnkey, fur-
nished, 2BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer, dishwasher, ice
maker. Available February, March, and April. Vaca-
tion/Seasonal. Small pets welcome. 778-7098.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Paradise. 3BR/2.5BA canal
home, pool, close to beach. March and April open.
$3,500 month, $1,000 week. Special rates off sea-
son, 1-800-223-4472.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA. 203 2nd Street North,
No. 1, Bradenton Beach. Available February 1. Great
apartment, close to beach and bay. $525 per month,
$300 deposit. 813-258-2411.


ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA DUPLEX. Garage, no pets.
$650 plus security. References. 723-2676.
MINUTES FROM TIP of Island. 2BR/2BA. Steps to
residential Gulf beaches, panoramic waterview, inte-
rior in mint condition, lanai/wet bar. 778-5079.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1BA, ground level,
lanai, washer/dryer, 100-yards to beach, $625 per
month, first, last, security. 778-1511.

SPACIOUS EFFICIENCY. RESIDENTIAL area, two
blocks to lovely beach. $900 monthly including utili-
ties. Upper unit with VCR and cable. 778-5884.
NEWMAN'S CORNER MOTEL. 102 and Cortez
Road. 1BR efficiency, screened porch, fully fur-
nished, cable, phone, $1,100 monthly. 792-4712.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX near beach, 1BR/1BA,
living room, kitchen, furnished. Annual $450 month,
utilities extra. 778-2549.
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED 2BR/2BA condo with
lanai overlooking canal and bay in quiet complex with
pool. Available now for season. 778-0510.
ANNUAL 2BR/2BA beach apt. Central air/heat, steps
to water and shopping. $700 plus security, includes
water and garbage. No pets. 778-1259.
HOLMES BEACH GULFFRONT, beach plus heated
pool tastefully turnkey furnished. 2BR/1.5BA, $1,800/
mo. plus utilities. 778-5930.
GREAT EFFICIENCY APARTMENT one block from
gorgeous beaches and fabulous sunsets. Rental in-
cludes basic cable, local phone service, electric and
water. This apartment is fully equipped ready to oc-
cupy. Available February, March at $1,000/mo. and
April, May at $700/mo. Call now 941-778-4611.
NORTH BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2BA, screened lanai,
garage with storage room. Turnkey furnished, 6305
Gulf Drive, $187,500. 761-1224.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/2BA Anna Maria, fenced yard,
half block to beach, immaculate. $700 plus security.
includes garbage, yard maintenance. 778-4837.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX, near beach, 1BR/1BA,
living room, kitchen, furnished. Annual $450/mo.,
utilities extra. 778-2549.


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MARTINIQUE NORTH Holmes Beach for year 2000.
2BR/2BA totally refurbished available February 15 to
April 15. On beach, heated pool and garage. $2800/
mo. 778-6786.
ON THE BEACH triplex, weekly, monthly rental. 2BR
unit upstairs, two 1 BR units downstairs. See the sun-
set, whispering pines. Call Ann or Sally 941-779-
6696, 1-800-367-1617.


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 re-
modeled. $4,500. Must sell! Call 746-5569.
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.
LONGBOAT KEY on the bay. Incredible view. Beau-
tiful 2BR/2BA home. Immaculate landscaping. Na-
ture lover's delight, bird watcher's paradise, and dol-
phins at your door. Fisherman's dream. Reduced to
$299,000. 941-387-8054.
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.
BARGAIN PRICED BY Motivated Seller. Save
$60,000 on this best island buy. 3/4BR/3BA, huge
office/in-law studio with water view porch, two canal
docks with boat lift, solar pool/spa, fruit trees, work-
shop, storage, big maintenance-free corner. Seller
pays all closing costs. $229,900. 388-3885.

THIRTEEN AND ELEVEN unit motels, excellent con-
dition, good income, owner will finance! Watercraft
rental, high traffic, good business, $155,000. Work-
shop with office on second floor, great location in
middle of island, $59,900. Ice Cream Parlor, good
steady business, owner finance, reduced to $45,000.
Nail Salon, good clientele, been in business for ten
years, $40,000. Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock
'Real Estate, Co. 383-5543 or 778-3395.

LARGE GROUND FLOOR, 2BR/2BA, one story con-
dominium, carport adjacent. Manatee at 59th Street,
Bradenton. Courtyard, pool, tennis golf courses
nearby. Completely furnished, $65,000. 792-2093 or
792-5434.
PERICO ISLAND GREAT view. 2BR/2BA, two
lanais, porch, clubhouse, all amenities, Too many up-
grades to.mention. Close to beach, $109,900. 313
108th'Street West. 795-2213.

TRAILER FOR SALE. Cute, big side room, with lots
of light, wood floors, and vaulted ceilings. Shaded lot,
just redone, new paint, kitchen, and carpet. 416 4th
Street, Sandpiper. 800-977-0803 or 778-4523.
$19,500.

REDUCED! SECLUDED 3BR/2BA canal home with
mother quarters overlooking bay. Two-car garage,
docks and davits. J.W. Green, Broker, 778-3763.



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3BR/2BA KEY ROYALE beauty. Pool, water views,
"bonus room" for gym, office, etc. Roof just redone.
Remodel almost complete (new kitchen, floors, paint).
800-977-0803 or 778-4523.

5BR/4BA WITH PRIVATE beach access. 3BR/2BA
with mother-in-law cottage. 800-977-0803.

PERICO ISLAND MINT condition, one year-old.
1,726 sq. ft. 3BR/2.5BA, screened lanai, many extras,
$179,000. Call 795-7740.
CONDOMINIUM BY OWNER 2BR/2BA turnkey fur-
nished corner unit with new air-conditioning, water
heater, flooring, and balcony furniture. On tennis
court side of Playa Encantada. Good rental income.
$145,000. Call 778-5088.
FOR SALE 2BR/2BA house. New and spacious.
3301 6th Avenue, Holmes Beach.
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.
CONDOMINIUM ON BRADENTON Beach. 2BR/2BA
on bayside with boat dock. Great for investors or cur-
rent annual tenant will move with adequate notice.
Small complex with lowest maintenance fee on is-
land. $135,000. Call for details 753-6462.
SEASIDE GARDENS end unit, 1BR/1BA, new air/
heat, new refrigerator. Excellent condition, great
rental property. Call 794-8999.
HOLMES BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/2BA, screened
lanai, garage with storage room. Turnkey furnished.
6305 Gulf Drive, $187,500. 761-1224.
HALF DUPLEX FOR SALE by owner. 3BR/2BA, el-
evated, Spanish tile floor, Berber carpet almost new.
Call 778-1163.
MOTIVATED SELLER, 4 condos, 2BR/2BA with car-
port and pool. Quiet Holmes Beach area, new paint
and carpet. J.W. Green, Broker, 778-3763.
HOUSE FOR SALE 1201 Gulf Drive South,
Bradenton Beach. 2BA/1BR, 30 steps to beach, fu-
ture dock end of street. Possible owner financing.
Asking $119,000. Call 941-778-7199.
NICE BEACH DUPLEX, 4BR/4BA, central heat/air,
ground level, steps to beach and shopping. $140,000,
owner 778-1259.
PERICO ISLAND CONDOMINIUM First floor lakefront,
view from every room. Newly redecorated 2BR/2BA,
pool, tennis, workout room. 2 minutes to beach.
$114,900. 795-7012.
PROPERTY OWNERS Want your property sold,
rented and leased all year round? For positive results
call Dave 941-730-1608, webmaster@annamaria.net
WATERFRONT LOT with architectural drawings on
Coconut Bayou on Hammock Circle in city of Anna
Maria. 407-259-8891. $149,500.
RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA turnkey condominium,
2nd floor, nice view, pool, clubhouse, tennis courts,
steps to beach. FSBO, $91,900, 795-4272.


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Frank Davis
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780 North Shore Dr ...... $269,000
114 Park .................... $259,000
Alan Galletto 123 Hammock .............. $188,500
Realtor 8314 Marina Dr ............ $185,000
443 62nd St ................. $86,900

MULTI FAMILY

PROPERTIES:

Bob Fittro 112 52nd St ................ $659,000
Realtor 201 35th St ................ $640,000
2302 Gulf Dr .............. $569,000
101 25th St ................ $549,000
I 2219 Gulf Dr .............. $375,000
303 56th St ................. $229,900
203 76th St ................ $219,900
Wendy Foldes 312 64th St ........... $219,000


5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900


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& PERICO ISLAND:
1010 Pelican Ct ............ $199,90(
1273 Spoonbill Landings .... $142,90(
Nick Patsios
Broker/ 504 Woodstork Circle.... $133,50(


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307 108th St.............. $119,900
927 Sandpiper Circle..... $109,500
802 Audubon ................ $82,000



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419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
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EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


WATERFRONT
HOMES:

520 58th Street..... $649,500
104 Pine Ave.......$565,000
8023 Marina Dr.....$549,000
8015 Marina Dr.....$545,000
657 Key Royale Dr. $550,000
407 20th Place...... $529,000
723 N. Shore Dr.... $527,500
520 Bayview Place..... $499,900
511 Bayview Dr.....$429,750
306 Tarpon Street..... $419,900
621 Foxworth Lane....$339,900
620 Hampshire ......... $299,000
610 Dundee ........$269,900


WATERFRONT
CONDOS:

6700 Gulf Dr ............... $339,000
Mariners Cove .............. $249,900
Waters Edge ................. $249,000
Smugglers Landing ....... $239,900
Shell Point .................... $129,000
501 Gulf Dr .................. $112,500

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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 ameni-
ties and appointments, including ceramic-tile floors, inte-
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trees! Priced to sell, $235,000.



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SHORT WALK TO BEACH
This light and spacious, recently refurbished duplex offers
an expansive 2BR/1.5BA owner's home with beamed
ceilings, new Florida room and sparkling swimming pool!
Tidy 1 BR/1 BA has annual tenant at $550 per month. The
oversized, high-and-dry, beautifully landscaped lot is lo-
cated on the north end of Holmes Beach within easy walk-
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NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED!
Don't miss this meticulous, 2BR/2BA duplex, within easy
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room, garage, and so much more! Retire with income!
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den. New seawall and dock in 1997! Well maintained
and only cosmetics required. Potential for third bed-
room or pool. Priced to sell, $215,000!



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OUR CALL FOR NEW LISTINGS.
RESIDENTIAL
DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side. Family room and porch one side.
Total 2.300+ living area. 309 65th Holmes Beach. $229,500.
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.
VILLAGE GREEN. 2BR/2BA, tile roof. enclosed Florida room.
Less than a block to golf course. $118,000.
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 1 00x 130. Immacu-
late, attractive, lush landscape. $380,000.
DUPLEX 3BR/2BA and 2BR/2BA, near bay. $225,000.
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STYLING SALON Eight stations. Owner retiring. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
ISLAND GULFFRONT MOTEL $2,149,000. Will split.
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BAYWATCH CONDO. 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished with bay views
and boat dock. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800. ................ $179,900
SANDY POINTE. Direct Bay view. Can't beat this one. Turnkey
furnished. Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. ............... Reduced $149,900
3BR/2.5BA KEY ROYALE HOME. Boat lift, wide canal,
ABSOLUTELY A MUST SEE! Dick Maher or Dave Jones 778-4800
..................... .......................................................... $ 2 7 3 ,5 0 0
NORTH HOLMES BEACH. Elevated 3BR/2BA home, Owner says
sell. Ken Rickett 778-3026. Only ..................................... $179,500
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. 2BR/2BA canal home. New roof
and air conditioner 1999. Ken Rickett 778-3026. .......... $159,900
ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB. Direct Gulffront furnished turnkey.
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800 .................................................. $269,000
SUNBOW BAY CONDO. Amenities include pool, tennis, elevator,
Lynn Hostetler 778-4800. ............................................... $130,000
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252 5201 Gulf Drive. Holmes Beach FL 34217


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HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
(800)211-2323 (941)778-2246
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214 85th St., Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA or vacation home located on quiet dead-
home one block to Gulf and beaches. Large end street. Move-in condition with handicap
1,398 sq. ft. ground level. Recently painted, access and new A/C. Has spa on rear
Big shed in rear yard with work bench and deck. Only two blocks to beach. A must
ample storage. $173,600. Call Michael Advo- see. $149,900. Call Ed Oliveira 778-2246.
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ACTUALLY SPOKEN BY 121-ACROSS i 16 ii 112
BY DAVID J. KAHN / EDITED BY WILL SIIORTZ P,8 I"I I I I t f 2 I I IlI


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4 Do away with
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14 Braces
18 His greeting at
the Vatican
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21 1914 battle site
22 With
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25 Demand at a
breakup
26 "I'll get right

27 Valuable
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28 Some TV's
29 Sight from
Messina
30 Scale notes
32 Idle talk, so to
speak
34 --you-please
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36 Skedaddle
37 Clangor
38 It pours but
doesn't rain
39 With 68- and
97-Across, his
comment while
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Cooperstown

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42 It makes a
racket
44 Real estate
account
45 Site of ancient
Miletus
48 With 86-Across,
his query after a
sudden
downpour
50 Group of notes
sung on one
syllable
52 Old Eur. conflict
54 Punt, forone
55 747 letters
57 Old hat
58 Carbolic acid
60 Rope with a loop
64 El oc6ano, por
ejemplo
66 "There you -
67 Radiation
dosage
68 See 39-Across
71 Folks
72 treadmill
73 "Star Wars"
lovely
74 Cola choice
75 Make gloomy
77 After-theater
destination?
79 Year of Clovis l's
death
81 Suffix with refer
83 O.T. book
84 How some
warnings are
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91 Puton
92 Centers of
interest
93 Foppish
96 Green
97 See 39-Across
99 Crackerjack
100 Devil's end?
102 Road warning
103 It may be grand
104 That girl in
"That Girl"
105 Baseball's
Master Melvin
106 Quash
107 Cabaret band
109 Draw from
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troublemaker
114 Light--
115 See 22-Across
119 Small change
120 Network, e.g.
121 Source of all the
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123 Grayshade
124 High-hatters
125 "Let's do it!"
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"away"
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target
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Mamet play


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6 Mr. Rogers
7 Swept hairstyles
8 60's event
9 One of five
rulers
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14 Sonorasnack
15 See 53-Down
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the election of a
Jewish mayor in
Dublin
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on
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21 Imbroglio
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magazine titles
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31 .Emcee's forte
33 Hospital
supplies
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38 Critic's pan
39 Certain terrier,
informally
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leader
43 Double
46 Senescence
47 Peeples of TV's
"Fame"
49 Auricular
problem
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stargazers?
51 Make-- in


52 What he liked
best about
school
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his take on why
the Yankees lost
the 1960 World
Series
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58 Can. divisions
59 Geometric
figure
61 Klee
contemporary
62 Driver's helper?
63 Concert prop


65 Opposite of ham
69 Clean (up)
70 In-
(somehow)
76 Hendrix of 60's
rock
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80 Sewed up
82 Uncommon
major
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construction
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principal city
94 Low-cal
95 "Steps in Time"
autobiographer
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98 Beat at dinner


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notably
105 Reason for
tears?
106 Still life subject
108 Containers
110 Mountainous
land
112 Explanations
113 They're all in the
family
116 Elephant fan:
Abbr.
117 Vietnam's-
Dinh Diem


101 Civics, e.g. 118 Male cat


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