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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creation Date: May 19, 1999

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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: May 19, 1999

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

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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Every little bit helps
Anna Maria Elementary School Principal Tim Kolbe helps a proud Kelly Ice show off a Mason jar filled with
$38.80. Ice raised the money for the school's new playground equipment by selling her toys at a garage sale.
The goal is to raise $60,000. For more information on playground fundraisers, contact Joyce Karp at 778-
2995. Islander Photo: David Futch



'Naturists' warned off


Manatee County beaches


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Warning! Danger! Danger!
Do not go to a Manatep County public beach wear-
ing a thong bikini with your buttocks showing lest you
be shackled and dr.aggedpff to jail semi-nude.
Mariann Albert of the Naturist Human Rights
Watch group in Miami has issued the following
stern edict in the form of a "Tourist Advisory."
"Warning to: American, Canadian, European
and South American Tourists. Let this notice serve
as a warning to people planning to visit the west
coast of Florida.
"You should avoid visiting Manatee County....
Manatee County has recently passed an anti-nudity
ordinance for the express purpose of arresting visi-
tors and tourists who wear current fashion style bi-
kini swimsuits to the beach."
Albert says that if you wear a European or Bra-
zilian-style bikini, you're not wanted in Manatee
County. She suggests you express your outrage by
not visiting here.
Albert claims previous visitors to other Florida
counties with similar ordinances have been handcuffed,
legs shackled in irons and taken off to jail in the nude.
Alexandra Owen, Bradenton Area Convention
and Visitors Bureau marketing manager, says the
letter contains "some pretty strong words" and per-
haps was not a good tactic to take.
"We're a family destination. We're not a South
Beach. We've never indicated we wanted to be a
South Beach. Aod we never will," Owen said.
"We're very good at being what we are. Manatee


County is an old Florida people don't get to see any
more and that's what we promote. Nudity is not a
market we're after."
She said the flap over a recent change in the
county's nudity ordinance aimed at curbing excesses
in topless bars led to the protest from Albert of
Naturist Human Rights Watch.
. The letter from Albert goes on to say if you are
"handcuffed, leg shackled in irons and taken off to
jail in the nude. Bail is required. Return for trial is
required unless you plead guilty. This is a serious
crime. Lawyers are expensive. Your name could end
up on government computers as a sex criminal."
On reading this, Owen responded with, "Oh,
please."
Manatee County Commissioner Jonathan Bruce
pushed for a recent revamping of the county's nudity
ordinance. He said the new law prohibits nudity in
all public places. A 1992 law enacted by the county
prevented nudity only on county-owned property.
The new law demands one-third of the buttocks
and one-fourth of the breasts be covered. He added
no thong bathing suits are allowed in the unincorpo-
rated areas of the county.
"I think this letter from the naturists is full of
hype and misinformed on the issue. I think this is off
the wall," Bruce said. "We passed this law to address
community standards.
"We don't want to attract topless bars or nudist
colonies. The bottom line is I'm not going to be up-
set if nudists aren't drawn to Manatee County."
Bruce also said it is not the county's intention
"to shackle people and cart them off to jail."


Coquina park evacuated to avert problem


While on patrol in Coquina Bayside Park May 8,
Officer William Knight observed a large group of
people gathering under the south pavilion. Knight
noted that the group had an audio system with large
speakers and they .were playing music with vulgar and
obscene lyrics.
Knight alerted Lt. John Cosby, who advised members
of the group to cease playing the music and they did.
About 45 minutes later, beachgoers complained to


Officer Charles Sloan about the music and reported
their children observed members of the group smoking
marijuana and drinking beer.
Sloan warned members of the group about the
music and the unlawful activities, but he continued to
receive complaints from beachgoers. He said he could
smell the odor of marijuana and observed multiple al-
cohol violations. He said the group had grown to about
300 to 350 people. Cosby then ordered the park closed.


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Clerk hired,


controversy


still rages in


Anna Maria
By Paul Roat
Accusations of impropriety and illegality notwith-
standing, Anna Maria has a new city clerk.
Laura Vogel was named to the position last Tues-
day by a 3-2 vote of the city commission. She was hired
as clerk May 5 by Mayor Chuck Shumard, pending
commission approval.
That approval was sought during the city commis-
sion work session May 11 and granted, with Shumard
and Commissioners George McKay and Max Znika
casting affirmative votes.
However, Vice Mayor Robert McElheny and
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said the process of hiring
a city clerk was flawed.
PLEASE SEE VOGEL, NEXT PAGE



Pat Grizzle


Bradenton


Beach clerk
Bradenton Beach has a new city clerk, and it's a
familiar face that fills the position.
City commissioners unanimously endorsed the hir-
ing of Pat Grizzle to fill the position vacated by Alice
Baird last week. Baird is leaving the state.
Grizzle has been deputy city clerk for six years. In
fact, her first day with Bradenton Beach was six years
and two days before she took over as clerk.
Mayor Connie Drescher was laudatory in her rec-
ommendation of Grizzle for the job.
"She has proven herself to be a valued, dedicated
worker and her reliability and integrity are above ques-
tion," Drescher said of Grizzle. "She is well versed in
all aspects of the duties of city clerk and has a very
good working relationship with the city staff and the
city accountant, auditor and attorney. Pat is qualified
for the position and could take on this position imme-
diately, and with no additional training necessary. In-
deed, Pat is a valuable asset to the city and to the ad-
ministrative office."
Grizzle will earn $39,000 a year in her new posi-
tion.
She is no stranger to Bradenton Beach, moving
here with her family in 1963, where she went to high
school with Baird. Grizzle left the Island for another
PLEASE SEE GRIZZLE, NEXT PAGE


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinio ns ......................... .... .............. 6
Those W ere the Days ................................. ... 7
Announcements .................................. 10
Stir-it- p ................ ........... ....... ..... 15
Sports Rap ............. .................... ........ 17
Streetlife .................. .......... ...... 18
Fishing tourney .................................... 20
Anna Maria Island tides ......................... ... 22
Crossword puzzle..................................... ... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


MAY 19, 1999






I[] PAGE 2 0 MAY 19, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Islander sentenced 41 months on drug charges


A U.S. judge Monday, May 17, sentenced a former
Islander to 41 months in federal prison on drug charges.
Dale Marler, 56, formerly of Holmes Beach, was ar-
rested in Palmetto Aug. 18 and charged with intent to dis-
tribute marijuana and cocaine. Federal agents, along with
Manatee County sheriffs deputies, arrested Marler after
a four-month investigation by four agencies including
Holmes Beach Police.
Marler pleaded guilty to the charges in February.
He was fined $200 for court costs and also received
five years supervised probation on release from prison.


The Island businessman and community leader made
headlines statewide as foreman of the grand jury that in-
dicted the Rev. Henry Lyons in Tampa. Lyons was
charged with tax evasion, extortion, conspiracy, money
laundering and bank fraud, and his trial is going on this
week.
In the 1970s, Marler served as executive assistant to
then-U.S. Senator Lawton Chiles. He shared ownership
with other family members in Buck Creek Groves, was
active in the Island Baptist Church and served as a Little
League coach at the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-


ter.
In recent years, the family opened a seasonal citrus
and vegetable business on the Island, which later closed.
Police estimated Marler's drug activities had been
ongoing for about two years. Prosecutors say he distrib-
uted up to 200 pounds of marijuana and 5,000 grams of
cocaine during that period, but Marler's attorneys dispute
the quantities.
When'Marler was arrested, police discovered 26
grams of cocaine and a half-pound of marijuana in his
vehicle.


SI Grizzle
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Island -Trinidad- in 1968, where she lived for two
years.

S" '. "ii years in the Pacific Northwest, returning to Florida in
i 1986.
k ,Her work history is as varied as her travels: she
S worked at the Aquatarium in St. Petersburg Beach for
. a few years, and has been involved in the veterinarian
field, communications, marketing and medical profes-
Happy campers sions before starting in Bradenton Beach.
Island youths in fourth through eighth grades have until May 28 to apply for summer residential camp schol- Grizzle is a Certified Municipal Clerk, the only ac-
arshipsfrom the Lou Fiorentino Memorial Scholarship Fund. Fifteen $200 scholarships will be awarded, tively-employed person on the Island who holds that des-
Applications are available at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia, Anna Maria. Call the ignation. Her duties as city clerk include keeping the city's
Center at 778-1908for details. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Center. records, handling payroll, expenditures and revenue.


Laura Vogel: Anna Maria's newest city clerk


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Laura Vogel was appointed city clerk and treasurer
for the City of Anna Maria on Tuesday, May 11.
The commission narrowly approved the mayor's
selection, voting 3 to 2. Vice Mayor Robert McElheny
and Commissioner Doug Wolfe voted nay. Mayor
Chuck Shumard and Commissioners George McKay
and Max Znika voted yea.
Vogel lived in Val Rico, Fla., before moving to
Anna Maria eight years ago. She worked for Gaunt
Inc., an Island book publisher, for seven years as a
customer service representative before becoming ad-
ministrative assistant in the city's building department


in June 1998.
She graduated from
Brandon High School in 4
1975 and attended
Hillsborough Community
College in 1982-83.
She volunteers as trea-
surer for Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, but said she will no 0-
longer be able to balance its
books because of the de- Vogel
mands of being city clerk.
Vogel's promotion leaves an opening in the build-
ing department. The city will also be hiring an assistant


for Vogel in the wake of Deputy Clerk Jerice Wing's
resignation Wednesday, May 12.
The job openings were advertised in a daily news-
paper on Sunday, May 16, Vogel said.
Vogel said the mayor told her she will earn
$29,000 a year, but her salary remains subject to com-
mission approval. As clerk in the building department
she earned $18,252 per year.
She said she plans on seeking clerk certification
and will begin her training in November.
Vogel said she will treat citizens courteously and
meet their requests promptly.
"I truly love the City of Anna Maria and its
people," she said.


Vogel
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
McElheny said the mayor "was acting autonomous
to the commission, had created an atmosphere of dis-
trust and cost the taxpayers unneeded expense. At least
he appointed someone capable of doing the job, but I
respectfully ask the mayor not to run the city by him-
self."
Wolfe was more blunt in his comments. He said
Shumard had "blatantly violated the Sunshine Law" in
the application process for city clerk and that the adver-
tising of the position was improper, if not illegal, and
the entire process should be discarded and begun anew.
And the day after the city commission vote, Wolfe
filed a complaint against Shumard with the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office. He cites a host of actions, in-
cluding fiduciary and administrative irresponsibility,
destruction of city records, and circumvention or vio-
lation of the city charter, among some of the accusa-
tions.
Shumard said he "just wants to get on with city
business."

The beginning
The brouhaha in Anna Maria began March 26
when Nelson resigned as city clerk, citing health and
family reasons. Deputy City Clerk Jerice Wing took
over Nelson's responsibilities, and an ad was placed
requesting applicants send resumes to city hall.
The ad caused something of an uproar, though,
because of its wording. It stated the applications should
be sent to Shumard's "personal/confidential" attention.
Florida's open records laws state all applications for
public employment are open to the public for review.
Shumard denied The Islander Bystander's repeated
requests to view the applications. Further, upon agree-
ing to release copies of the applications, the city re-
quested payment of its invoice for $5.85 for 39 copies.


at 15 cents per page, plus a $20 "service charge" for
one hour's staff time.
Based on the request for an illegal service charge,
the newspaper filed a complaint in the form of a writ
of mandamus, where Manatee County Circuit Judge
Tom Gallen ordered Shumard to release the records for
the cost of $5.85.
A mandamus typically orders a public official to
perform a specified duty and is acted on by the courts
ahead of other docket items.
Gallen did not require payment of the city's service
charge, which is allowed only when the volume of
public records requested requires extensive use of in-
formation technology resources or extensive clerical or
supervisory assistance, and then only for the actual cost
incurred.
Applications for the city clerk job totaled 18.
Shumard appointed a special "selection committee" to
review the applications and narrow the field to six for
him, although the city charter states that committees
and appointments to serve on committees must have
city commission approval.
Bypassing the commission's approval of his com-
mittee, Shumard then recommended hiring Homer
Knox as city clerk. City commissioners rejected his
recommendation April 27. Shumard then asked com-
missioners to offer clerk suggestions to him in writing,
so he could review the lists and make another recom-
mendation.
However, the Government-In-The-Sunshine Law
prohibits commissioners from exchanging information
on matters they will be voting upon. Only McKay acted
on the mayor's request, submitting his written list to
Shumard; the other commissioners declined.
Shumard said he and McKay both listed Vogel as
their first choices for clerk, and therefore Shumard
hired her May 5, receiving city commission approval
May 12.
Vogel worked as an administrative assistant in the


city's building department less than a year, since June
1998.

Still to come
Pending in the court system is a motion for denial
filed by the city's attorney, Larry Chulock of Harrison,
Hendrickson, Douglass & Kirkland, P.A., in response
to The Islander Bystander's mandamus action.
It will be heard in Judge Gallen's court June 4.
Pending is denial of a second count in the com-
plaint which requests injunctive relief from the city's
alleged repeated failure and refusal to comply with the
requirements of Florida's open records law.
Also pending are first degree misdemeanor com-
plaints filed April 9 against Shumard by The Islander
Bystander and complaints submitted last week by
Wolfe. Sheriff's deputies are investigating at the re-
quest of the state attorney's office, pending further
action.
The Islander Bystander's complaint alleges
Shumard knowingly and willfully violated public
records laws, specifically denying the newspaper cop-
ies of the clerk applications and charging the newspa-
per an illegal service charge.
Wolfe's complaint includes the following charges:
Shumard allowed a two-year employee problem
to continue and ignored complaints of improper office
conduct and work performance.
Shumard allowed administrative mismanagement
resulting in unpaid bills ancdlate notices.
Shumard destroyed public;-rcords.
Shumard propagated' unnecessary legal bills
through failure to turn over public records in a timely
fashion.
Shumard violated city charter provisions by im-
properly attempting to cancel public meetings.
Wolfe has said he will drop all charges against
Shumard if the mayor resigns. "If he continues to reign,
the city will be bankrupt in a year," Wolfe concluded.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U MAY 19, 1999 U PAGE 3 MIM


Fight in Bradenton Beach motel

parking lot results in multiple arrests


When dispatched to a fight in progress May 9 at the
Silver Surf Motel, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton
Beach, Officer Tom Ferrara found about 30 subjects
fighting in the parking lot.
As Ferrara was trying to learn the cause of the fight,
he said he observed Laramey L. Barfield, 21, of Sarasota,
attempting to incite the crowd. Ferrara said he advised
Barfield to be quiet, but Barfield swore at him and began
to walk away. Ferrara said he warned Barfield several
more times before placing him in custody. Ferrara said
Barfield had to be forcibly handcuffed.
Laramey Barfield was charged with resisting arrest
with violence and disorderly conduct. Ferrara ran a
check on Barfield and found he had two warrants from
Sarasota County.
According to the report, a witness told investigat-
ing Officer Matt Hoveland that he was in a room with
Jeffery Thomas Chambers, 18, and Marcus Crockett,
18, both of Bradenton, when Jeremy W. Thompson, 19,
also of Bradenton, entered the room and hit Crockett
with a beer bottle. The witness said when Chambers
attempted to stop Thompson, Thompson hit Chambers


in the mouth.
Thompson was placed in custody and charged with
aggravated battery.
Ferrara he observed Crockett, who was bleeding
from the nose and face, descending the stairs at the
motel. Ferrara said when he ordered Crockett to stop,
Crockett grabbed his shirt and arm and pushed him
down the stairs and into a concrete block wall. Ferrara
said he had to fight Crockett off and spray him with
pepper spray before placing him in custody.
Crockett was charged with battery on a law en-
forcement officer.
During the investigation, Ferrara said Jason
Barfield, 19, of Bradenton, arrived on the scene with a
truck load of people. According to police, bystanders
pointed out Jason Barfield as the aggressor. Ferrara
said when he attempted to question him, he became
verbally abusive. After being warned about his con-
duct, Jason Barfield was placed in custody. Ferrara said
he attempted to walk away while being handcuffed.
Jason Barfield was charged with disorderly con-
duct and resisting without violence.


Here's a story that falls in the "you can't get
there from here" category.
New Bradenton Beach Building Official
Roger Titus was the focus of a background check
by the city's police department. Det. Matt Duffy
went to Lakeland to check his employment record
and personnel file, then ran a check through state
crime computers to make sure Titus had no out-
standing warrants or other peccadilloes in his past.
Titus was squeaky clean on all counts, al-
though you really couldn't tell it by Chief Sam
Special's memo to the city commission, which
concluded with:


"All checks along with the previous employ-
ment records check came back with negative re-
sults."
Negative? Does that mean Titus doesn't ex-
ist?
"Chief, what does 'negative results' mean?"
Mayor Connie Drescher asked.
"Negative is good," Speciale said. "Every-
thing was positive."
Positive? Negative? Huh?
Titus' first day on the job in Bradenton Beach
is May 27.
Positively.


Anna Maria City
5/24, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board
5/25, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
5/20, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
None scheduled
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
5/20, 7 p.m., Anna Maria Fire Commission tax
rate hearing followed by joint meeting and work
session of Anna Maria/West Side
Fire Commissions.
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
741-3995.
5/24, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall,
USF campus, Sarasota.


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May 20, 1 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
honorary citizen award to Dave Kelly, service fee for
bank dishonored check discussion, library depart-
ment head discussion, Citizen Advisory Task Force
recommendation on Bridge Street area streetlight
discussion, National Scenic Highway discussion,
application for bike path funding discussion, special
events and donation form discussion, health insur-
ance fund discussion for library clerk, library bud-
get commitment for next fiscal year discussion, and
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[] PAGE 4 N MAY 19, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Mosquitoes gone, not incubator


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
If only Jim Kissick could get the state highway
engineers to move as quickly as county mosquito con-
trollers ....
Kissick is a longtime Bradenton Beach activist
who has bitterly criticized the Florida Department of
Transportation's project that was supposed to have
controlled flooding at Gulf Drive and Cortez Road.
Prone to inundation at the drop of a drop, the area
had long been a sore spot with drivers held up there at
every storm. The city couldn't fix it because it's a state
road. Complaints to DOT were fruitless until 1997,
when a traffic-tying two-month project turned into nine
months of road rage.
A few days ago Kissick, who lives nearby, started
feeling persecuted by squadrons of aggressive mosqui-
toes. He called the Manatee County Mosquito Control
District, whose director, Mark Latham, put it at the top
of the group's agenda.
"They came out five times," Kissick said with
some awe, "and sure enough, they traced it to DOT's
new drain system."
Latham said the culprit was DOT's "French drain,"
a part of the drainage system's piping that is lower at
the ingress gratings to collect sediment. Most of the
time water flows right along, he said, but in times of
drought it doesn't and can become a stagnant pool -
a mosquito breeding place.


About at the one-quarter mark in time, work is
about 50 percent completed on a lagoon expansion just
north of Leffis Key.
There is a snag actually, some rocks that
crews from contractor Energy Resources have come
upon that have slowed things somewhat, but the project
to tie in a lagoon from the northern boat ramp to exist-
ing tidal basins should be completed by June, accord-
ing to Manatee County Environmental Management
Department's Jack Gorzeman.


The $139,000 project, funded totally by a grant
from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will add to the
wetland area in southern Bradenton Beach, east of
Coquina Beach. Much of the sand dredged from the
lagoon will be placed in Anna Maria Sound near a deep
hole, providing shallower water that should allow
seagrass beds to flourish, Gorzeman said.
The rocks are being lifted out of the soon-to-be
lagoon and will not be added to the offshore site,
Gorzeman added.


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His staff sprayed eight such places in the
Bradenton Beach system with "methoprene." This is a
chemical that mimics the mosquito's natural growth
hormone and misleads the larva into stopping growth
short of the adult stage.
It's a double benefit, Latham said: It keeps the
larva around for fish food, and squelches adults that
bother people.
"It should be taking effect any time now," he said.
"It doesn't harm the adults, but stops them from being
replaced when they die off. We'll monitor Bradenton
Beach to make sure it doesn't happen again."


Kissick had nothing but praise for the mosquito
controllers, but nothing much good to say about DOT
engineers. "Their gravity drain pipe goes uphill," he
said.
The mosquito issue is only the latest of the prob-
lems with Cortez Road/Gulf Drive intersection drain-
age work. Originally scheduled to last two months in
1997, the project dragged on until fall 1998, and cost
more than $900,000 up from original estimates of
$478,000.
"From. day one we ran into problems," DOT
spokesman Gene O'Dell said at the time. "The utili-
ties were in the wrong places according to our maps,
and we had to get utility companies out several times
to relocate them. That held things up.
"We had elevation problems and had to redesign
the location of drainage pipes," he continued. "And the
most serious problem was with unforeseen soil condi-
tions. The ground was too sandy, and we had to add
asphalt to rest the concrete curbs on."
Another problem DOT contractor Pepper Con-
struction Co. found was an incredible amount of junk
underground in the drainage area. Tree trunks, rocks,
old concrete and other debris was unearthed during
ditch digging. Removal of the rubble, in conjunction
with El Nino downpours and accompanying rain-day
hold-ups, added to delays.
Project boundaries include Gulf Drive from Third
to Seventh Street South and from Fourth Street South
to Anna Maria Sound. A pipe was installed on the west
side of Gulf Drive, with an additional pipe running
along Fourth Street South eastward to allow
stormwater to flow off the streets.
Another element of the project stretched from
Second to Sixth Street North. There, pipes on both the
east and west sides of Gulf Drive carry water off the
roadway. There is also a stormwater retention pond at
the southeast corer of Gulf Drive and Cortez Road to
hold water during heavy rains, plus a pipe on the north
side of Cortez Road to the sound near Bridgeport Con-
dominiums.
Additional drainage improvements were also
made at the S-curve in the 1900 Block of Gulf Drive.


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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER N MAY 19, 1999 E PAGE 5 E]

Island's 'Baywatch' program planning enlargement


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
More lifeguards are planned for Anna Maria Is-
land beaches, specifically at Cortez Beach in Bradenton
Beach and Bayfront Park in Anna Maria City.
Jay Moyles, chief of the Marine Rescue Division
of the Manatee County Department of Public Safety,
said his five-year program anticipates "more towers,
more lifeguards" on the Island's public beaches.
His division already has a big job on the Island,
guarding the most-used beach on this long stretch of the
Gulf at Coquina Beach (Bradenton Beach) and Mana-
tee County Public Beach (Holmes Beach). Palma Sola
Causeway, he pointed out, is Bradenton's responsibil-
ity.
Cortez Beach likely will be served first, for Moyles
said there are many calls for assistance in that area. It
is just up the beach from Coquina. Bayfront Park, too,
is "a strong beach," Moyles noted, and will need life-
guards at some point. And the expansive beach at the
north end of Longboat Key, across Longboat Pass from
Coquina, will end up with Moyles' lifeguards at some
point.
One of the reasons for more lifeguards is expand-
ing use of the beaches by more year-around residents
as "people come here to visit and then stay." And tour-
ism is expanding every year, and with more people the
hunt for beach intensifies.
"Everyone seeks a quiet stretch of beach," Moyles
said. "And once they find it, it's no longer so quiet."
People "up north" are accustomed to more
lifeguarding, he feels, and when they move here they
want to feel safe and call on local government to pro-
vide protection.
"With more people on the beaches, the more con-
tact there is between humans and sea life, more contact
with currents, more need for lifeguards. They seem to
want us to intervene before incidents occur, prevention
preferred to cure."
That is how his agency has been developed, he
said. "A good marine rescue outfit is one that can boast
of no drownings. Our guards can spot people in trouble,
tiring, uncomfortable in the water and help them before


they reach emergency stage. Most untrained people
don't recognize the symptoms.
"In fact, drowning is called the silent death. The
victim goes into laryngeal spasms and asphyxiates. He
can see people nearby and on the shore and can't get
help how horrible is that?"
His guards are highly trained in medical tech-
niques, emergency management, and the use of an ar-
ray of equipment dedicated to water rescue, he said.


Though not deputized, they have authority to write
tickets for infractions of laws around the water.
They'd rather not, said Moyles, for "we don't want
visitors to leave our beaches with a ticket, we'd much
rather teach them beach behavior for the safety and
enjoyment of themselves and everyone around them."
There are 17 officers in the division, and they serve
three million people on the beaches each year. Coquina
alone had 30,000 on Easter weekend.


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Island Little League Funday. While team and individual Little League photos were being taken, ballplayers
and kids young and old had a blast at the fast-pitch booth and other skills games, while others got a massage
or ate barbecue provided by the Chiles Group restaurants. Coaches, family members and Little Leaguers
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Crosthwait tourney gives
fishing a black eye
Shame on you who participated in a slaughter dis-
guised as the 16th Annual Crosthwait Memorial Fish-
ing Tournament.
Those who consider themselves "sportsmen" and
fished in the Crosthwait should have their fishing li-
censes taken away.
The Crosthwait promotes itself as "the largest fish-
ing tournament in our area." As the largest, more fish
are killed than in any other tournament in the Tampa
Bay area.
At the weigh-in Sunday, May 16, "sportsmen"
brought in hundreds of fish not included in their count
- needlessly killed.
In a tribute to Crosthwait, the tournament rule book
states the contest was "established as an annual tribute
to Col. Sam Crosthwait to further his high ideals of
sportsmanship and camaraderie among Florida West
Coast Anglers."
Sportsmanship is the notion you maintain sports-
manlike conduct. To be sportsmanlike is to be honor-
able; generous; conforming to the rules of sportsman-
ship.
Crosthwait was a conservationist and likely would
not approve of a namesake kill tournament in these
times.
It would be generous and sportsmanlike if the
Crosthwait were changed to an all-release tournament.
Given, the Crosthwait does encourage releasing
billfish. Points are awarded as long as the entrant has
photographic or video evidence of the fish, so say the
Crostwait rules.
Doug Menendez and Richard Koch on the
"Islandtime" would beg to differ. In the 1998 tourna-
ment they brought in one sailfish and took a picture of
a second sailfish they landed and released. The second
one was disallowed and "Islandtime" dropped from
first to second place.
The Crosthwait has an added problem. It is held in
snook season, affording the opportunity for mass snook
kills in the name of the almighty buck and bragging
rights.
Also, a number of permit were killed in this year's
Crosthwait. Permit is a species not seen in numbers
around here for many years. Just at a time when they
were reestablishing themselves, Crosthwait fishers
killed off a good portion of that stock.
It's difficult to say how many snook or permit were
killed because most boats and fishermen keep whatever
they catch and at the weigh-in choose the fish that will
score them the most points.
One young man of 14 who was in the tournament's




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junior division should have been the hero and an ex-
ample for all. He caught a 46-inch snook (35 pounds)
and couldn't enter it because Florida law prevents any-
one from keeping a snook more than 36 inches.
Instead, he took a photo of what would have been
a new Crosthwait record for snook and showed it to
tournament officials who gave him a pat on the head
and a certificate.
He didn't win anything. He should have been de-
clared the champion.
Crosthwait is steeped in the traditions of the 1890s
where anything flying or swimming was killed. And in


most cases it was justified because people needed to
eat.
Somehow we don't think anyone who skippers a
$25,000 flats boat or an even more expensive offshore
vessel needs a fish to survive.
The Crosthwait and members of the Bradenton
Yacht Club should make the transition into the 21st
century and do what honorable tournaments do give
each boat a Polaroid, let them take a picture of'their fish
and require that they release the fish alive.
Anything else is a sham and gives the sport of fish-
ing a beauty of a shiner.


Law, not politics
I am troubled by the recent editorial appearing in
The Islander Bystander which states that 1 am "in the
pocket" of the mayor on the Anna Maria city clerk is-
sue. The editorial infers that my legal opinions to the
city are in some manner directed or controlled by the
wishes of the mayor.This apparent attack on my pro-
fessional integrity is totally unjustified.
As city attorney, I am legal advisor to the city. My
legal advice is given based upon principles of law, not
politics. My legal advice is given without regard to
whether it gains favor with the mayor, city commis-
sion, or The Bystander. I never have been, and never
will be, in the pocket of any client.
Robert W. Hendrickson III, Bradenton

Return the glasses
Will the woman who was seen picking up my pre-
scription glasses on Wednesday, April 21, in the 200
block of 73rd Street please return them?
I cannot see without them. I am blind in one eye
and have extremely poor vision in the other. I cannot
work, read or drive without my glasses, nor can I af-
ford to buy another pair of these specially made
glasses.
I still have faith that Islanders and our visitors are
good people and will do the right thing. Won't you do the
right thing and return my glasses? Please call 778-5622 or
drop them off at 201 72nd St., no questions asked.
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Business owner's generosity
appreciated
We would like to express a very special thank you
to Sean Murphy and the Bistro at Island's End for the
superb job they did for the wine tasting in connection
with the Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of
Homes. Not only did Sean donate all the wine and
food, but he had his staff take charge of the arrange-
ments. All who attended were impressed and it went a
long way toward our record-breaking year.
Herta Bowes and Linda Loken, 1999 Tour of
Homes Chairpersons

Thanks from Canada
The following letter is addressed to Mary Anne
Brockman, executive director of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce:
Many thanks for your assistance to my wife and me
during our visit, not least including Lightning tickets
and tickets to the All-Star Game.
As you are aware, the numerous events of our visit
included an auto accident. The on-scene efforts of
Holmes Beach resident Diane Beer must be com-
mended. Ms. Beer stopped at the very busy intersec-
tion, notified emergency authorities, assisted drivers
from the vehicles and single-handedly took on the role
of "on-scene controller."
Her caring and competence made a difference and
shall always be remembered.
Maj. D.L. Dann, Port Howe, Nova Scotia


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THOSE WERE THE BAYS

Part 12, The Bean/Hall Story
by June Alder


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Soldiers camped in Tampa's pine groves while waiting to free Cuba from
despotism.


CUBA LIBRE


On Feb. 15, 1898, the battleship
Maine exploded in Havana harbor and
260 American sailors lost their lives.
War with Spain now was certain though
the cause of the blast was never estab-
lished.
"Remember the Maine! To hell with
Spain!" was the cry all over the nation.
Tampa was designated as the point
of departure of the Cuba invasion force
at the urging of railroad magnate Henry
Plant, who had built a mile-long wharf
for just such a purpose. Like everyone
else on Tampa Bay, the Bean family -
which had settled on the island of Anna
Maria five years before were caught
up in the excitement. Twenty-three-
year-old Will and 19-year-old Hal
joined up immediately.
By May Tampa was overwhelmed
by 25,000 troops. Teddy Roosevelt's
Rough Riders wheeled their horses on
the plains of Tampa Heights. The sol-
diers in their John Wayne-style uni-
forms enjoyed the companionship of the
town's gamblers, saloon-keepers and
street walkers as well as the hospital-
ity of the local churchfolk and their
daughters.
When the 36 troop ships trimmed
with red-white-and-blue bunting
steamed off on June 14, people came
from miles around in their launches and
rowboats to see the spectacle. The sol-
diers shouted and waved from the big
ships as they swept past Anna Maria Is-
land.
In less than two months the war
with Spain was won and the ships re-
turned. But there was little rejoicing.
Five thousand soldiers died from com-
bat wounds but 10 times as many young
men perished from mosquito-borne yel-
low fever, malaria and dysentery.


From his vantage point on the
north shore of Anna Maria, George
Bean watched anxiously as ship after
ship landed the ill at the Egmont hos-
pital and quarantine station. He wor-
ried that Will or Hal might be among
them.
George was mostly alone now ex-
cept for his beloved Kentucky-bred
horse Bonnie and his dog Buster. As
much as he loved Anna Maria there
were times when thoughts of his dead
wife Abbie and his estranged daughter
Mamie were unbearable.
Some time in late August he was
found unconscious on the beach, felled
by a stroke.
His youngest daughter Edith took
charge of things, moving her father to
the marine hospital in Tampa. Older
sister Lula arrived from Lake Alfred.
The families of Frank and Cecil, who
worked at Port Tampa, assembled at
the bedside. Will and Hal had not yet
returned from the war (though they
survived).
But it was Mamie George called
out for.
A telegraph message had been
sent to her in Ohio where she was
working at the side of her Salvation
Army evangelist husband of two years.
However, Mamie was pregnant with
her second child, and Wilbur hesitated
to subject her to an arduous train trip to
Tampa.
When George took a turn for the
worst Edith sent another wire to her
sister "If you want to see Papa
again, you had best come at once."

Next: Conclusion of
The Bean/Hall Story


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Budget amended
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Public works projects and purchases to complete
the new city hall made up the bulk of 1998-99's bud-
get revisions passed last week by the Holmes Beach
city commission.
"When this current budget was adopted, we knew
that after city hall was completed we would have to
make adjustments," Treasurer Rick Ashley explained.
"We had to estimate the current budget based on where
we thought the building expense would be."
In addition, the city will proceed with various pub-
lic works projects that were approved but delayed and
others the commission has requested, Ashley said.
Funds used to adjust the budget came from unantici-
pated revenue in the current budget year, including dona-
tions, grants, excess cash on hand at the end of last year
and underestimated building permits, Ashley said.
Revenue increases include $109,858 from state
sources, $96,217 from local sources and $822,816.23
in cash carryover/reserves, for a total of $1,028,891.23.
Adjustments in expenses are broken down by de-
partments as follows:
General government: final building costs,,
$274,000; drapes, $2,150; blinds, $2,200; furniture and
supplies, $7,650; phone system, $26,000; and electric
car grant, $7,425.10, for a total of $319,425.10.
Police department: a citizen donation to purchase
defibrillators, $11,217 and a grant to purchase night
vision equipment, $4,858, for a total of $16,075.
Public works: repair 58th Street drainage pipes,
$10,000; install well/irrigation for city hall, $18,000; move
donated trees, $6,000; replace seawall cap, $10,000; repair
boat ramp, $3,000; re-sod 43rd Street berm, $2,500; repair
sidewalks, $40,000; engineer soccer field, $12,000 and
move and illuminate street markers, $6,000.
Costs for the baseball field include rest rooms,
$15,000; handicap sidewalk, $9,000; parking lot, $2,000;
fill dirt, $16,000 and dugouts, $12,000.
The demolition project for old city buildings includes
demolition of buildings, bunkers and the police depart-
ment antenna, $32,000 and re-sodding the area, $3,500.
The grand total of public works department
projects is $197,000. By using $200,000 in infra-
structure funds, the public works department has a
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Longboat officials join emergency planning meetings


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Two top Longboat Key officials told Island emer-
gency planners last week that they want to re-establish
communication and join in disaster planning.
Because the key is situated in Manatee and
Sarasota counties, it creates a unique situation for
emergency management, Longboat Key Police Chief
John Kintz told members of the Island Emergency
Operations Center.
"We certainly want to open dialogue with the
IEOC and make certain that we are coordinated,"
Kintz said. "Being split between Manatee and
Sarasota counties, we're extremely unique in an
evacuation mode because we have two EOCs to
work with. When those EOCs get activated, we have
a representative at each."
Kintz said he will be at the Manatee County
Emergency Operations Center and Fire Chief Julius
Halas will be at the Sarasota County Emergency
Operations Center.
"As far as sending a commissioner to the IEOC,
our commissioners do nothing operational," Kintz
explained. "It is all handled by staff. We set up a
town policy command post 25 miles away. When the
storm is approaching, I reserve a block of 10 rooms
at the Hampton Inn and we set up our town govern-
ment there."
He said if the town sends its commissioners to
three EOCs, there will not be a quorum at the com-
mand post to make emergency decisions.
"We don't have the manpower to staff another
EOC, but we will be happy to come to your planning
sessions to open the dialogue," Kintz said. "That
way if any other Island officials have questions
about what we're going to do, we can respond."
Kintz said he was aware of communication prob-
lems during Hurricane Georges in September 1998,
but noted that both county EOCs were aware of
Longboat's early evacuation.
"Sarasota County ordered an evacuation before
Manatee County," he explained. "That put us in a
quandary. I cannot evacuate half of Longboat Key.


We've made the collective decision that if either
county calls for an evacuation, the entire key will
go."
West Manatee Fire Chief Andy Price said the
breakdown in communications was with Manatee
County, not with Longboat Key officials.
"We depended on them too much and we need to
re-establish our link with Longboat Key," Price said.
"No matter what happens, we will affect each other
in an emergency."
Kintz told IEOC members about a satellite tele-
phone system that he is investigating for communi-
cations during emergencies in the event that radio
and phone towers and lines are destroyed.
Price said the satellite phone is a combination ra-
dio/telephone which plugs into a cigarette lighter. It
is linked to a satellite and can be used for direct com-
munications between emergency officials.
Halas suggested investigating a cooperative


While on patrol in the 500 block of North Shore
Drive May 8, Manatee County Sheriffs Deputy A.
Hall observed Dawn M. McAree, 22, riding a bicycle
without proper safety equipment and advised her of
the violation. When asked if she had any contraband,
Hall said McAree produced a bag of marijuana.
McAree was placed in custody.
Hall said when he searched her, he found an-
other bag of marijuana. McAree asked if she could
take her groceries to her boyfriend, David Alan
Bibee, 29, in a nearby residence before being
taken to jail.
When Hall arrived at the residence, he said he
observed a marijuana plant behind a thin sheet


grant to purchase the satellite phones.
IEOC members also discussed utilizing car tags
that will replace bumper stickers used by Islanders
for identification during hurricane re-entry. The car
tags are similar to a handicapped tag that hangs from
a vehicle's rear-view mirror,
"Canadian visitors have a problem with identifica-
tion," Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam Speciale
pointed out. "When they come in to get a car tag, we
can take a picture of them, digitally put it on a business-
size card and laminate it onto the tag."
Kintz suggested working with the tax collector's
office to issue tags to residents.
"It would be labor intensive for us to issue tags
to our 6,500 full-time residents, but the tax collec-
tor is used to dealing with that volume of people,"
Kintz noted.
Kintz said he would contact the tax collector's
office.


covering in a bay window. He said he knocked on
the door and asked Bibee to retrieve the groceries.
However, he said, when he asked about the mari-
juana plant, Bibee pushed him out the door and
pulled the plant from its pot.
Hall said he warned Bibee several times to
drop the plant, but Bibee became aggressive and
physically resisted. Hall said he had to call for
backup and both struggled with Bibee. Hall said he
had to pepper spray Bibee in order to place him in
custody.
Bibee was charged with possession of mari-
juana, resisting with violence and battery on a law
enforcement officer.


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Meet, eat
at beach
The Island Singles are having a picnic-beach day
beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, at the pic-
nic grounds at the south end of Manatee County Pub-
lic Beach in Holmes Beach. Those attending can either
bring their own picnic lunch, food to grill, or purchase
something at Cafe on the Beach.
For further information, contact Barbara Parkman
at 778-3390 or Bea VanWelde at 778-4181.

Year-around volunteers
for Pelican Man
Dale Shields, founding president of the Pelican
Man's Bird Sanctuary, said that with "snowbirds" gone
north for the summer, he needs year-around residents
to become volunteers at the sanctuary.
They are needed for the welcome center, rescue
team, gift shop, hospital kitchen, baby bird feeding,
tour guiding, and in thrift stores in Nokomis and
Sarasota. They must be at least 18 years of age. Vol-
unteers may apply in person at the sanctuary, on City
Island off the south ramp of the New Pass bridge, or by
calling 388-4444.

Workshop on centering
prayer Saturday
A workshop on centering prayer will be conducted
from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Gloria
Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach.
Presenters will be Janet Gallagher and Bob Fasulo,
who have been certified for the role by Thomas
Keating of Contemplative Outreach. Centering prayer,
said Fasulo, is a "renewal of the traditional prayer of
the early church leading to the gift of contemplation."
Fasulo will provide information and take registra-
tions at 778-3091.

Chamber business card
exchange next week
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will have its May business card exchange from 5 to 7
p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at the Beach Inn, 101 66th
St., Holmes Beach.
The chamber's T. Dolly Young said members are
to bring friends and network with other Island business
people while "checking out the newly remodeled
Beach Inn." Details are available at 778-1541.

Saturday dinner closing
church's season
The final public spaghetti dinner of the winter/
spring season by the Episcopal Church of the Annun-
ciation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 22.
Diners may eat in the banquet room at 4408 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, or order ahead and take out.
Tickets at $4 for adults, $2 for children, may be pur-
chased ahead of time or at the door. Details are avail-
able at 778-1638.

77 students
introduced to art
Third- and fourth-graders from Anna Maria Elemen-
tary School got an exposure to art when they toured the
gallery of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island.
At the gallery, the 77 inquisitive students viewed the
works of 75 artists and saw demonstrations of basket
weaving by Gloria Hall, watercolor painting by Jaquie
Clark, mixed-media sculpture by Zo6 Von Averkamp and
painting on porcelain by Helen DeForge.
The nonprofit guild annually conducts an art appre-
ciation tour for school children, followed later by a bus trip
to the Ringling Museum in Sarasota.

'ParrotHeads' at planetarium
The sounds of Jimmy Buffett will be presented at
special evening sessions of "Parrot Head Jam" at 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturdays during May at the Bishop Plan-
etarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.
The laser show features such favorites as "Fins"
and "Cheeseburger in Paradise." Admission is $4 for
adults, $2 for children. Information call 746,7827.


Student art shines
Manatee High School students, parents and teachers
enjoyed the annual Manatee High School art show at
the Anna Maria Island Art League last week. Three
rooms were filled with colorful drawings, paintings and
sketches produced by students of art teachers Bob
Reiber and Kathy Linn. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland

Longboat youth
get garden party
A garden party for all Longboat Key young
people is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday,
May 22, at Bayfront Park Recreation Center, 4052
Gulf of Mexico Drive.
Claudia Vennell of the sponsoring Longboat Key
Garden Club said special events will include crazy hat
competition, croquet tournament and bocce ball con-
test. Events will be separated into three age groups: 2
to 5, 6 to 10 and 11 to 18. Adult helpers will be allowed
for the younger set in.croquet.and bocce.
Prizes will be awarded and refreshments provided,
said Vennell. Practice times and registration may be
arranged at 316-1980.

Longboat will honor
local entrepreneurs
Small Business Week will be celebrated by the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce next week, May
23 28, honoring "local entrepreneurs who drive the
area's economy." A series of events will note the week:
Monday a seminar on "e-commerce" at noon at the
chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, will teach
"how to use the Internet to build your business and how
to design a web page."
Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. the Colony Beach and Ten-
nis Resort, 1620 GMD, will host Business After Hours.
At 8 p.m. SunTrust representatives will discuss obtain-
ing help from banks at the session at the SunTrust
building, 510 Bay Isles Road.
Wednesday at 8 a.m. the chamber will host a
breakfast for new and prospective members at the
chamber office, at noon an advertising seminar is
scheduled there, and starting at 5 p.m. the Small Busi-
ness Council will have three seminars at Holiday Inn
Hotel & Suites, 4949 GMD. The seminars will cover
planning, finance and attracting employees.
Thursday morning will be an awards breakfast at 7:30
a.m. at Cafe on the Bay, 2600 Harbourside Drive, with
1999 rookie and small business persons to be named.
Information may be obtained at 387-9519.

Registration open now for
Center camp
Registration has begun for the "Traveling Through
Time," summer camp program of the Anna Maria Is-
land Community Center.
The program opens June 14 and runs through Aug.
20. It will begin at 9 a.m. daily, though early drop-off
of youngsters can be arranged, and they may be picked
up between 4 and 6 p.m. after the day's activities.
Youngsters 6 to 12 are eligible to "travel through
time" and participate in many activities throughout the
summer, said Center officials.
Pre-registration, with a $10 fee, includes a camp T-
shirt. Costs are $60 per week, including all field trip
admissions, and $50 per week for the second child in
the same family.
Payments for the camp are to be made one week in
advance prior to any child's participating. Scholarship
applications are available.
Registration may be made at the Center, 407 Mag-
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Residents can talk to board members

about land-use issues


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Residents can now speak one on one with any
Holmes Beach commissioner or board member about
quasi-judicial land use issues, according to a resolution
passed by commissioners.
Commissioner Rick Bohnenberger said the resolu-
tion has its roots in the Florida Legislature's Snyder-
Jennings decision of the 1990s, which involved land
use issues decided by local governments.
"Proponents to the land-use changes thought they
were treated unfairly and that the decision was made
prior to the meeting because ex-parte communications
had taken place," Bohnenberger explained. "As a result
of this, elected officials were advised not to talk to con-
stituents on land-use issues except at public meetings,
or they would run the risk of having [decisions] thrown
out as prejudicial."
He said the state legislature recognized the di-
lemma in 1995 and passed legislation allowing for ex-
parte communications. However, local government
must adopt a formal policy for reporting those commu-
nications on the record.
Commissioner Don Maloney asked Bohnenberger
to explain the term ex-parte communications.
"It means that if you got a phone call at home from


a citizen regarding a land-use issue, you would be ad-
vised not to speak to him," Bohnenberger replied. "It
put officials in a very awkward situation, if they
couldn't talk to the people that elected them about is-
sues that they elected them to handle."
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said during the term of
ex-Mayor Bob VanWagoner, her firm recommended that
the commission adopt such a resolution, but VanWagoner
never brought the matter to the commission.
The resolution includes city and planning commis-
sioners and adjustment and code board members.
According to the resolution:
If the communication is written, it shall be pro-
vided to the city clerk and be made part of the record
before final action is taken.
If the communication is oral, the board member
must identify the substance of the communication and
the identity of the person, group or entity with whom
the communication took place before final action is
taken.
If a board member conducts site visits, investiga-
tions or receives expert opinions, the information shall
be made a part of the record before final action is taken.
The disclosures shall be made before or during a
public meeting at which a vote is taken on the matter
in order to give others an opportunity to respond.


City to pave 39th Street, Harbor Lane


The addition of speed bumps on 39th Street slowed
traffic, but created potholes big enough to swallow
cars, said two Holmes Beach business owners who re-
cently asked commissioners to close the road to traffic.
Commissioners said they won't close the street, but
agreed last week to pave it as well as Harbor Lane.
Both streets are shell and have never been paved.
The one-block-long 39th Street is the first street
south of the Manatee County Public Beach and links
Gulf Drive to the beach parking lot.
"I can't see even thinking about closing 39th
Street, because the way the beach is situated, you al-
most have to go out 39th Street to go south or even to
go north," Commissioner Pat Geyer said.
Both Police Chief Jay Romine and Public Works
Supervisor Joe Duennes recommended paving the
street and replacing the speed bumps.
Romine agreed with Geyer and added, "I feel that
closing this street will cause an additional burden on
the main entrance/exit to the public beach, which has
been well documented as a confusing, congested, prob-
lem intersection already."
He will reconsider the request to close the road if
the new traffic light alleviates the congestion at the
main entrance/exit, Romine said.
Building Official Bill Saunders said the speed
bumps create pot holes because they direct the flow of
the water and wash out the shell road. Paving the road
will eliminate the problem.
Saunders said he concurs with Romine's recom-


mendation, but if the speeding problems persist, he
suggested placing a barricade at 39th at its intersection
with Second Avenue, which runs north/south in along
the beach.
"I further think the parking restrictions that are
placed on Second Avenue at this time should be re-
moved and we should allow parking all along that pic-
nic area to relieve beach parking," Saunders said. "The
parking commonly overflows on busy weekends and
we find people parking illegally or haphazardly all over
the neighborhood."
Chairman Roger Lutz said if th& city barricades the
street, it will be donating a parking lot to the motel
owners.
Saunders said it will be donating the parking to the
beach, not the motel owners.
"This is not a resurfacing project but new pave-
ment construction," Treasurer Rick Ashley told com-
missioners. "The city has a track record of assessing
properties on a one-third basis for new paving. The city
pays a third and the property owners on each side of the
road pay a third."
Geyer said that's always been the case with new
paving projects in the city.
Commissioners asked Ashley to investigate the
mechanics of the project. Ashley said the paving as-
sessment process will include public hearings and
the city will have to determine how to bill the resi-
dents. He said the cost of the two projects is esti-
mated at $83,000.


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[G3 PAGE 12 0 MAY 19, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Carl Cooprider
Carl Cooprider, 87, of Bradenton and formerly of
Holmes Beach, died May 13 at home.
Born in Birmingham, Ala., Mr. Cooprider came to
Manatee County from Plainfield in 1969. He was a
retired safety engineer with Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical
Co. and a promoter of industrial safety. He was a life-
time member of the Plainfield Christian Church. He
was a member of the National Engineers Safety Asso-
ciation and a charter member of Indiana Engineers
-Safety Association. He served in the U.S. Army during
World War II.
There will be no service. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey M.; and a sis-
ter, Doris McCune of Indianapolis.

Olive V. Keeler
Olive V. Keeler, 93, of Bradenton and formerly of
Holmes Beach, died May 18.
She was born Sept. 30, 1905, in New York, N.Y.,
and came to Holmes Beach
from Chicago 22 years ago.
She and her husband were
colonels in the Salvation
Army. During World War II
Sshe was in charge of volun-
teers for Salvation Army/
USO service centers in the
Chicago area. She was a
member of the Women's
Keeler Guild of Roser Memorial
Community Church.
She is survived by a daughter, June Alder, of
Cortez, Fla.
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M. Craig Stephens Sr., 51, of Anna Maria Island,
died May 10 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Plant City, Mr. Stephens came to Manatee
County from Lakeland in 1978. He owned Bradenton
Alternator and Starter Repair and Craig's Auto Marine
Electric on the Island for 18 years. He served in the
U.S. Air Force.
There will be no service. Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Island Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL
34238.
He is survived by his wife, Chris; a son, Craig, of
Anna Maria Island; and three brothers, Victor and
Doyle, both of Ruskin, and David, of North Palm
Beach.


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Robert "Nate" Williamsen, 60, of Bradenton
Beach, died May 15.
Born in Kentucky, Mr. Williamsen moved to
Adrian, Mich. before moving to Manatee County in
1984. He was a truck driver and was involved in con-
structing affordable housing in the area.
Services were Tuesday with the Rev. Mike Faust
officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota FL 34238. Covell Cremation and Funeral
Center was in charge.
Mr. Williamsen is survived by his wife, Robin E.,
and a son, Daniel Rodriguez of Bradenton.


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In order to install landscaping or irrigation equip-
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plan, which may be professionally rendered or-hand
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If the plan is approved, the resident must sign a
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Local man's wild parasail history


Editor's Note: Jack Fones is former Time magazine
writer and New York public relations executive living
now in Holmes Beach. His account of his first, much
less thrilling, parasailing adventure appeared in the
July 14, 1963, edition of the New York Times.

By Jack Fones
At most any time of day, especially on weekends
and holidays, if you look at the sky out beyond our
beaches, chances are pretty good that you'll see at least
one up there. Maybe more.
What is it? A kite? Bird? Plane? Balloon?
Nope. That's a parasail, friends. And yes, that's an
actual human dangling from it, a thousand or more feet
high.
A parachute that goes up?
Yep. I went up in one at the beach awhile back and
can report that the view of Anna Maria, the entire Is-
land, is spectacular. And it's fun, too.
However, that wasn't my first parasailing experi-
ence, by a long shot. On Saturday, July 13, 1963, some
36 years ago, I was a parasailing guinea pig, lofting
from a sandbar off Westhampton Beach on Long Is-
land, N.Y.
There, the parasail was introduced to the world via
the media and half a dozen madcap daredevils. They
included New York fashion model Jean Maxwell;
Michael Kagan, president of Pioneer Parachuting Co.
that invented and produced parasails; Kagan's 74-year-
old mother; Peter Mehlich, an advertising agency CEO;
Mehlich's Doberman Pinscher in a special-made har-
ness; and me.
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agency in New York, so I figured I had to go up if I
wanted to keep the client.
Going aloft today under a parachute is a breeze
compared to those pioneering days. Today the har-
nessed parasailer is eased by cable off the stern of the
towboat a few feet at a time until the wind has fully
inflated the chute's canopy and the forward motion zips
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150 feet or more. Friends stretched the parachute out
behind us, full length, until an offshore breeze filled its
canopy, whereupon, at a hand signal, the boat took off
at full throttle.
We ran a few steps forward and the chute shot up
overhead, plucking us from the safe good earth and
(whew!) we were airborne. As the boat picked up
speed, of course, we rose as high as the 300-foot plas-
tic line, and the weather, allowed. Usually, that is.
One day in April 1965 I took Wall Street Journal
reporter Clarence Newman up to Crystal Lake in West
Hartford, Conn., for a parasail demonstration. Pioneer
Parachute Co., a division of Puritan Inc., was located
in nearby Manchester. Newman thought he'd like to try
parasailing and maybe write a feature story about the
experience for the paper's front page. For a PR man
(me) that could be a real coup.
Kagan and a couple of his engineers set it up and we
all met at the lake. I volunteered to show Newman how it
was done and got suited up a pair of swim trunks.
The wind that day was tricky. When my chute's
canopy finally inflated behind me, I signaled the boat and
it took off at full speed. But suddenly a renegade wind col-
lapsed the canopy and I fell, skidding across the gravely
beach toward large underwater rocks just offshore.
Miraculously, the forward (horizontal) speed rein-
flated the chute's canopy, which shot me into the air a
couple feet short of the rocks. But my entire front stung
and bled from the contusions and abrasions suffered
sliding across that gravel.
High winds put a severe strain on that quarter-inch
nylon umbilical cord to which I was attached. Sud-
denly, the strain was too much and the rope broke away
at the boat end.
I was adrift alone, a couple of hundred feet in the
air, being carried, dripping blood, toward the dense,
forested hills surrounding the lake. Was it the end of
me? Is life over? Tune in tomorrow ... No, wait!
Happily, I would land in the lake near shore. Look-
ing down, I saw a canoe slightly off to my left, a young
couple enjoying an afternoon of togetherness. They had
no idea that I was descending, and as I dropped into the
water beside them I offered: "Sorry to drop in on you
folks like this ... glug ... glug."
The boat sped to my side and picked me up, and the
parasail too. Unfortunately the only first aid stuff they
had on board was a small box of assorted Band-Aids.
I went home with 40 of them up and down my front and
legs.
After his own parasailing experience following
mine, Newman wrote a fine story for the Wall Street
Journal, and my client was very happy about that.
But he never knew how much blood I had shed for
him.





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Susan Kesselring


Anna Maria

Elementary

School menu
Monday, 5/17/99
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
S Lunch: Hot Dog or Hamburger, Cole Slaw,
French Fries, Pudding
Tuesday, 5/18/99
Breakfast: French Toast with Syrup, Juice
Lunch: Sloppy Joe or Cheese Croissant, Carrots
with Dip, Pears, Brownie
Wednesday, 5/19/99
Breakfast: Sausage in Blanket, Cheese, Juice
SLunch: Beef and Noodles or Grilled Chicken
Patty, Salad, Roll, Fruit Cup
Thursday, 5/20/99
Breakfast: Pretzel with Cheese, Juice
SLunch: Baked Chicken or Ham Patty, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll
Friday, 5/21/99
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
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Countdown begins:
Last day of school for
Anna Maria Elementary students
is June 9.


Teachers, staff pampered
Beach Bistro co-owner Susan Murphy serves
up delectable fare for Staff Appreciation Week
at Anna Maria Elementary School in April.
The lounge was transformed into a homey
atmosphere with pillows, flowers and trays of
goodies. The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis
Club donated the apples. Lunch was provided
throughout the week by The Reef Marco
Polo's Pizza, Shells and Paradise Bagels.
Guidance Counselor Cindi Harrison summed
up the mood for her cohorts when she said "I
feel so appreciated."


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Mark of success
Anna Maria Elementary School students of the week are, left to right, front to back, Kelsey Taylor, Shane
Pelkey, Rainia Lardas, Oceanna Beard, Altamanda Beard, Broderick West, Christian Chamberlin, Marissa
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A magnificent man-made lake filled with thousands of soaring fountains offers
entertainment outside Bellagio. The waltzing water ballet is accompanied
afternoon and evening, with a show every 15 minutes featuring classical, opera
and popular music. With the music and water soaring all around the lake, hun-
dreds of walkers on the sidewalks enjoy the fountains, even dancing on the
sidewalk to Gene Kelly's "Singing in the Rain." Islander Photos: Bonner Futch

Forgo Disney, enter Las Vegas


The transformation of Las Vegas
from the Rat Pack-era of the old Sands
and Tropicana to a reinvented adult
Disney World in the middle of the Ne-
vada desert is almost complete.
And truly bizarre.
Mega-hotels with stadium-sized ca-
sinos are taking over where Bugsy
Siegel left off.
No need to visit the Grand Canyon
when you're there. Just step inside any
of the cavernous casinos. Standing in the
lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel and
Casino one of the largest hotels in the
world with 5,005 rooms and 7,000 em-
ployees you can't see the other side.
A third of a mile is about as far as the
eye will reach before the hotel/gambling
parlor zigs one way or zags another.
For that matter, three days at the
MGM Grand and we had seen less than
half of what was under roof. Not diffi-


Hand-blown multicolored glass
flowers suspended from the lobby
ceiling form a giant bouquet 40 yards
long and 20 yards wide. Each flower is
approximately three feet in diameter
and reportedly cost about $3,000 each.
It took artist Dale Chihuly seven years
to complete this incredible creation.


cult considering the emerald green com-
plex covers 114 acres, has a 380,000-
square-foot conference center and a ca-
sino the size of four football fields.
There are approximately 3,700 slot ma-
chines and 165 gaming tables including
baccarat, craps, roulette, blackjack and
on and on. The MGM cost $1 billion to
build.
Then there is Bellagio.
Named after a small town on Lake
Como in northern Italy, Bellagio is a
$1.7 billion (that's right, with a 'B') tes-
tament to what man can do when there's
enough money. Compared to MGM, its
7,000 employees tend a mere 3,500
rooms.
It's already being called the finest
hotel in the world. And it's easy to see
why.
On entering the lobby, your eyes
immediately gravitate to a recessed ceil-
ing (can we call this mega-sized artwork
a chandelier?) where easily three to four
hundred hand-blown glass flowers, most
exceeding three feet in diameter and
representing the full color spectrum, are
suspended and form a giant bouquet 40
yards long and 20 yards wide. Each
flower is approximately three feet in di-
ameter and reportedly cost about $3,000
each. It took artist Dale Chihuly seven
years to make this incredible hand-
blown multicolored glass creation.
On either side of the lobby desk are
Robert Rausohenberg collages on 15
feet by 15 feet opaque Lucite panels
with backlighting. We passed an Andy
Warhol or two in the casino and nu-
merous other works of art hang through-
out the public areas.
Adjacent to the lobby is a botanical
conservancy where thousands of exotic
plants and fresh flowers under a glass
roof are reminiscent of the Crystal Pal-
ace and make guests utter wow after
wow. With each change of season and
on holidays, all the flowers are changed.
At the far end of the conservancy is
the Bellagio Gallery of Art. And again,
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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"On a scale of one to 10, I was a
strong nine. I couldn't have been hap-
pier."
Thus Charles Morgret of Holmes
Beach rated his confrontation of giants
of the railroad industry, whose big bo-
nuses he attacked last week.
Morgret challenged the leadership
of the Norfolk Southern Railroad, an in-
dustry he loved and served most of his
life. He forced his shareholder proposal
on the agenda for the annual meeting
last Thursday at Williamsburg, Va.
His action sought to eliminate bonus
incentives for top management of the
road, which annually total in millions.
Management, which controls huge blocs
of stock, fought him vigorously.
Still, he got the votes of stockholders
who own 18.5 million shares, he said, and
that was an unexpected victory. Manage-
ment expected to hold him far below three
percent of voted shares, he said.
The way it works, he noted, a pro-
posal that gets three percent of the votes
must be given another run at it next year,
and management wanted to kill it off
this year. But "I got six percent, and I'll


bet I get more than that in 2000."
"I expected to get the back of their
hand," he chortled, still elated after his
return from Virginia. "But their whole
attitude changed on the subject and to-
ward me. The chairman and CEO made
a point to come over and talk to me.
Twice! Top officers under him also
came around, very friendly.
"The reason, I think, was that the
vote at six percent was so vastly more
than they expected, they realized this is
not going away, that it's something
they're going to have to cope with."
Morgret told fellow shareholders
that bonuses might be acceptable if a
company does well, but Norfolk South-
ern had been performing below average.
He spent 18 years as the Southern's
chief of public relations after 23 years as
an executive of the Association of
American Railroads. Retiring to Anna
Maria Island in 1981, he wrote the de-
finitive biography of the late Bill
Brosnan, who as chairman was credited
with being the savior of the Southern.
Morgret pointed out that Brosnan
"had great good sense" in that he loved
Anna Maria and hated executive bo-
nuses.


Days long past
The Anna Maria City Pier fishermen yielded a bounty offish in the old days. George
Wilhelm Bean, son offirst Island homesteader George E. Bean and developer of Anna
Maria Beach Resort in the 1910s, isfourth from right. Today the pier boasts a spot on
the National Register of Historic Places. To see more pictures of days past, visit the
Island Museum at 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria City, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thurs-
days and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Information is available at 778-0492.
Photo courtesy of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.


City hall use
Holmes Beach city commission-
ers last week established a policy for
groups who want to use city hall for
meetings or gatherings. The rules are
as follows:
The city will allow the cham-
ber to be used for any event/meeting
of a non-profit group that the general
public is invited to attend and is duly
noticed. The event/meeting must
benefit the citizens of Anna Maria Is-


Stir
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15
there is nothing ordinary here. It consists
of two small rooms and crowded black
walls. But in these rooms are some of
the most-prized paintings in existence.
The collection includes important works
by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Paul
Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Peter Paul
Reubens, Edgar Degas, Pierre Pierre-
Auguste Renoir, Henri Matisse, Paul
C6zanne, Joan Miro, Willem deKoonig,
Jackson Pollack, Roy Lichtenstein, and
Jasper Johns.


policy OK'd
land.
There may be a nominal charge
for staff to open and close the cham-
ber.
The request must be put in writ-
ing and include the date, the number
of people attending and the purpose of
the meeting. The request must be ap-
proved by the mayor and police chief.
No food or drinks will be served
at the event/meeting.


The artwork at Bellagio is said to
have cost $500 million, and the art
gallery's shop clerk told us the van
Gogh was purchased for $47 million.
Shortly after its purchase, owner Steve
Winn declined an offer of $100 million,
she said.
"He'll never sell his masters," the
clerk said.'
And needless to say for us, a return
to Las Vegas will include a stay at
Bellagio.
MGM was grand, but Bellagio was
magnifico.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M MAY 19, 1999 0 PAGE 17 IQ]


Spicer wheels AMFD to win
As Kiwanis coach Kip DeBellevue put it, "Snake bit
again."
For the third game in a row, West Manatee Fire Dis-
trict beat Kiwanis by a run to take the first playoff game
of the season 9-8 Monday, May 11.
And the speedy culprit who helped WMFD pull it off
again was Michael "Wheels" Spicer, who scored the win-
ning run in extra innings and was carried off the field on
his teammates' shoulders.
WMFD shortstop Chase Parker had the game-win-
ning hit on a single to right.
An inning before Spicer's game-winning run, he be-
gan a rally that saw WMFD tie the game, sending it into
a seventh inning.
He did so by fouling off five pitches, running the
count to three balls and two strikes before walking. He
then stole second and third and came home on an over-
throw to the keystone sack.
Anthony Rosas started for WMFD, giving up a triple
in the first to Evan Wolfe but getting out of it by retiring
Brian DeBellevue on a grounder to short.
Pitching for Kiwanis, Wolfe walked Spicer in the
bottom of the first then struck out Parker and Brett Milks
before Rosas singled up the middle. Spicer stole third and
came home on an overthrow before Wolfe got Greg
Lowman to strike out.
Spicer helped Rosas in the second with his defense.
After walking Ryan Keller, Rosas gave up a Max Gazzo
single to left center. Keller scored and Gazzo tried to
stretch his hit into a double, but Spicer's perfect throw got
Gazzo.
In the bottom of the second, WMFD scored another
run on an error, a double to left, a walk and a bouncer back
to the mound to give WMFD a 2-1 lead.
Then Rosas ran into trouble. Kiwanis started a two-
out rally, scoring six runs on a bases-loaded single to left
by Gazzo, a two-run single to center by Matt McDonough
and Will Langston's booming triple to the wall in left.
Rosas got out of the inning on a fine play by Parker at
short. Score: 7-2 Kiwanis.
WMFD scored one in-the bottom of the third and it
could have been more had it not been for a reaction play
by Wolfe.
After Lowman singled to score Rosas, Wolfe saved
two sure runs when Michael Cramer pasted one back to
the mound and Wolfe reacted defensively by sticking out
his glove. The screaming liner knocked Wolfe's glove off
but Wolfe picked up the ball and threw to first to get
Cramer for the third out.
Knowing he couldn't give up any more runs, WMFD
coach Andy Price put Milks in to relieve Rosas and Milks
retired the side in the top of the fourth.
In the bottom half of the inning, WMFD scored two
runs on two Kiwanis errors, a single and deep fly out to
center to make it 7-5.
Milks turned it up another notch by getting Kiwanis
1-2-3, which included Cramer throwing out Gazzo trying
to steal second.
Wolfe answered by striking out the side in the bottom
of the fifth. In the sixth, Wolfe helped his cause with a


deep drive to left that hit the fence in the air for a double.
Brian DeBellevue hit the ball to second and scored Tomai,
who had reached on an error, for an 8-5 Kiwanis lead.
WMFD tied it in the bottom of the sixth on a Spicer
walk, a double by Milks to right, a short hopper by Rosas
to third, a walk to Eric Stahr and a hit batsman.
After Milks got out of the seventh, Langston came in
to relieve Wolfe and struck out Brad Milks. After Spicer
walked and stole second and third, Parker fouled off two
pitches with the count one ball and two strikes then got the
game-winning hit on a single to right.

WMFD 4, Haley's 3
WMFD squeaked by Haley's Friday, May 14, in the
second round of the playoffs to set up a game with Bali
Hai for all the marbles.
With WMFD ahead 4-3 in top of the sixth and run-
ners on first and second, the umpires called the game when
thunderstorms pelted the field with rain.
Chris Nelson started the game for Haley's and gave
up a single to Chase Parker then relied on Jordan Bowers
defense. Bowers caught a pop up from Michael Spicer
while Brett Milks and Anthony Rosas grounded out to
Bowers at first base.
Rosas pitched for WMFD and allowed a single to
Skyler Purcell. He struck out Mark Sankey and got Nelson
to fly out to second. Playing third, Greg Lowman made a
fine over-the-shoulder catch in foul territory of a ball off
the bat of Blake Tyre.
In the top of the second, Nelson helped himself on
defense when Ian Fredrickson hit a shot over Nelson's
head that Nelson snagged for the first out. Nelson then
struck out Trey Andricks and Michael Cramer.
Rosas was equally effective getting Haley's out 1-2-
3 in the bottom of the second.
WMFD got to Nelson in the third when Peter Fellows
walked and Spicer hit a bouncer in front of the plate and
beat the throw.
With Fellows on third and Spicer on second follow-
ing a steal, Parker unloaded on Nelson with a home run
shot that clanged off the scoreboard in deep left center.
It was a sure homer as soon as it left his bat and made it
3-0.
Milks came up and singled off Nelson's glove, Rosas
singled up the middle to score Milks who had stolen sec-
ond. When Fredrickson doubled to center, Rosas tried to
come home but was out at the plate on a relay.
Rosas tamed Haley's again in the bottom half of the
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, PAGE 19


Major league
Player
Taylor Manning
Blake Tyre
Evan Wolfe
Jordan Bowers
Joey Mattay
Chris Nelson
Mark Sankey
Ryan Keller
Brian DeBellevue
Matt Tornay

Home runs
Player
Taylor Manning
Mark Sankey
Dominic Termini
Kyle Dale
Chase Parker
Ian Frederickson
Evan Wolfe
Skyler Purcell

Pitching
Player
Taylor Manning
Chris Nelson
Logan Bystrom
Joey Mattay


batting
Team
Bali Hai
Haley's
Kiwanis
Haley's
Bali Hai
Haley's
Haley's
Kiwanis
Kiwanis
Kiwanis


averages
Average
.655
.623
.441
.400
.390
.373
.370
.360
.357
.357


Team Home runs
7
2
Bali Hai 1
Bali Hai 1
WMFD 1
WMFD 1
1
Haley's 1


Team


Bali Hai
Bali Hai


Win/Loss
10/0
7/2
3/0
2/0


Little League

final standings


Majors
Team
Bali Hai
Haley's Motel
WMFD
Kiwanis

AAA
Team
Island Animal
Quality Builders
Wagner Realty
C&M Construction
Air & Energy


AA
Team
Bistros
Betsy Hills RE
Island RE
Bridge St. Pier


Win
17
10
8
1


Win
16
12
8
6
5


Win
13
12
4
2


Loss
1
8
10
17


Loss
3
6
11
6
14


Loss
3
4
11
13


Force at
second
Joey Mattay of
Bali Hai forces
Mark Sankey of
Haley's Motel
at second base
following a
throw from
Taylor Manning
with Courtney
Taylor, front
right, backing
up. Islander
Photo:
Bonner Futch


Little League

statistics


Little League baseball schedule
Major League
All games played at Community Center
May 21 Championship game, Bali Hai vs. WMFD 7 p.m.
May 26 All-star game at 6 p.m.

AAA Division
All games played at Community Center
May 25 All-star game at 5 p.m.

AA Division
All games played at Community Center
May 20 Playoff round 2, winner of Bridge St. vs. Island RE vs. Betsy Hills
May 22 Bistros vs. winner of May 20 playoff
May 24 All star game at 5 p.m.


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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
May 5, domestic battery, possession of mari-
juana, 100 block of North Bay Boulevard. Respond-
ing to a report of a violent argument in progress, the
deputy said.he heard slapping sounds. Both the vic-
tim and subject said they were arguing but that no
violence had occurred. The deputy said he observed
scratch marks on the victim's face. The subject,
Laura J. Mattaliano, 34, was placed in custody.
While searching Mattaliano, the deputy said he
found a small bag of marijuana.
May 6, domestic battery, false imprisonment, 100
- block of North Bay Boulevard. The victim came to, the
sheriffs substation and said she and the subject got into
a violent argument and he would not let her leave the
residence. She said when she tried to leave, he grabbed
her by the neck and arm and pushed her around the
room. The deputy said he observed numerous bruises
on her legs, buttocks and neck.
The deputy said the subject locked himself in the
residence. Another deputy arrived with a felony war-
rant for the subject and he was placed in custody.
May 7, domestic disturbance, 200 block of South
Bay Boulevard. The subjects had a violent verbal argu-
ment and one left for the night, said the report.
May 9, criminal mischief, 300 block of Hardin.
The victim reported a shingle on her roof was bent, a
window screen was broken and another window screen
was off the window. The deputy said it appeared that
an unknown person attempted to enter the residence but
couldn't because the windows were locked.
May 9, exposure of sexual organs, Bean Point.
According to affidavits, numerous complainants re-
ported a male subject was sunbathing nude and made
no attempt to cover up when observed by females and
children. They also reported the subject was walking
around the beach exposing himself.
May 10, domestic disturbance, 200 block of Wil-
low. The subjects were involved in a verbal argument
but there was no physical violence, said the report. The
deputy issued domestic packets to the subjects.


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May 6, criminal mischief, 1600 block of Gulf
Drive North. The victim reported an unknown person
ripped his car cover valued at $20.
May 7, battery, 1600 block of Gulf Drive North.
The victim reported the subject shoved him against the
residence and threatened him with bodily harm for
parking in his parking space. The subject denied the
report. The victim signed a complaint.
May 7, attached tag not assigned, DWLS with
knowledge, unlawful alteration of a tag, 1400 block of
Gulf Drive South. The officer came into contact with
the subject in Coquina Beach Park and a check showed
the subject's driver's license was suspended, the tag
was altered and did not belong to the vehicle. The of-
ficer said he advised the subject not to drive, but the
subject later drove out of the park and was placed in
custody.
May 8, warrant, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The
officer on patrol was advised by the complainant that
the subject's vehicle was at the gas pumps a long time.
The officer ran a check, found the subject had a war-
rant from Martin County and placed him in custody.
May 9, grand theft auto recovery, retail theft, no
driver's license, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The sub-
ject pumped $12.21 in gasoline and drove away, said
the report. The officer stopped the subject on Longboat
Key and said the subject admitted to taking the gaso-
line as well as stealing his parents' vehicle. A check
showed he had no driver's license. He was placed in
custody.
May 10, lost property a watch, 200 to 600
block of Gulf Drive on the beach.
May 11, burglary to an automobile, Cortez
Beach. The witness said she saw two suspects break a
car window and remove a purse. It contained a driver's
license, credit cards, checks and $25 in cash from the
victim's vehicle. Damages were $125.
May 11, domestic disturbance, 2500 block of
Avenue B. The officer responded to a report of a do-
mestic disturbance. The victim said when he arrived
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at the victim. The officer said there was no physical
violence and was assured by both parties that there
would be no further problems.
May 12, criminal mischief, 1600 block of Gulf
Drive North. The complainant said he observed the
subject hit his vehicle with his fist. The officer said he
observed a slight dent in the vehicle's trunk but was
unable to determine what made the dent.

Holmes Beach
May 7, traffic, 8000 block of Palm Drive. The
officer clocked the subject traveling 37 mph in a 25-
mph zone and stopped him. The officer said the subject
handed him a driver's license that appeared to have
been constructed of two or more licenses. A check
showed the subject's license was suspended and he was
placed in custody. The officer issued a warning for the
speed violation.
May 7, battery, 3302 Sixth Ave. The complain-
ant reported that the subject became upset because she
was talking to another man, followed her home and
pounded on her door until she opened it. She said he
followed her to her bedroom, threw her on the bed,
choked her, then took a pillow and held it over her face
for several seconds.
She said when she tried to call police, the subject
pulled the phone out of the wall and left the residence.
She said the subject left threatening messages on her
voice mail. She declined to press charges but wanted
the incident on record. The officer suggested she issue
a trespass warning or obtain a restraining order.
May 8, lost property a wallet, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach.
May 8, assistance, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer was contacted by a
Manatee County Marine Rescue employee who re-
ported there was a surfing accident and a juvenile was
injured. The employee was unable to contact the
juvenile's parents. The officer responded to the
family's residence and located the juvenile's father.
May 9, disturbance, 2800 block of Gulf Drive.
The complainant reported the subjects were staying
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in a vehicle behind the residence and trespassed on
his property, made threats and played obscene mu-
sic at all hours of the night. The officer informed the
subjects of the city ordinance prohibiting overnight
camping and the complainant issued a trespass warn-
ing.
The officer was later recalled to the residence
and found the subjects outside the residence. The
officer said one subject was talking loudly and di-
recting profanity at the complainant. The officer in-
structed the subject to calm down or face arrest and
she did so.
The officer was recalled six minutes later because
the subject yelled more profanity. However, the officer
said she went inside the residence before he arrived.
SMay 9, marine, 500 block of 69th Street. The
complainant reported the subjects were speeding in the
canals. The officer located the subjects, stopped them
and inspected their boat. He issued citations for care-
less operation and no registration and warnings for not
having a boater's license and not having a fire extin-
guisher aboard.
May 11, found property a purse/planner, 5333
Gulf Drive, BP Station.
May 11, code violation, 200 block of 55th Street.
The officer warned subjects who were door-to-door
soliciting, selling meat, to cease or be cited.
May 11, suspicious, 3200 East Bay Drive, Shell's
restaurant. The complainant reported the subject threat-
ened to harm him. The officer stayed with the com-
plainant until the subject left the business.
May 13, suspicious, 5400 block of Marina Drive.
The officer responded to a report of two subjects sell-
ing electronic equipment from their vehicle in the shop-
ping center and warned them to cease or be cited.
May 13, theft of $10 in gasoline, 3015 Gulf
Drive, Citgo.
May 14, found property a bicycle with a box
containing stereo equipment, 6900 block of Holmes
Boulevard.
If you have information that may help solve crimes,
contact Crime Stoppers at 747-COPS. You may be eli-
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inning by getting a ground out and striking out two.
In the top of the fourth, Haley's put in Jordan Bow-
ers and he proceeded to smoke WMFD batters with two
Ks and a grounder to short.
WMFD replaced Rosas with Spicer, who got into
trouble by giving up a pair of singles and a couple of walks
to allow Haley's back in it 4-2. WMFD then brought in
Brett Milks and he walked in another run to make it 4-3
before striking out the next two batters to end the Haley's
threat.
Mark Sankey was the hero for Haley's in the top of
the fifth, snaring a liner to center to rob Parker of his third
hit of the night. The catch kept Spicer from advancing
after he reached on an error. When Milks singled to cen-
ter, Sankey's perfect throw to third allowed Lowman to
tag the fleet-footed Spicer.
Milks gave up a single in the bottom of the fifth and
hit Bowers with a pitch, but ended any comeback by forc-
ing Bowers at second.
As the rain continued to fall and fans headed for
cover, Bowers gave up a single to Eric Stahr, then got Eric
Whitley and Cramer out before Parker got to first.
With rain the size of cats and dogs falling, the umpires
had no choice but to call the game and hand the victory
to WMFD.
Following the game, Bowers said to dad Cole, "I wish
we could have finished. I had those guys and we were
gonna come back and win."

Manning ties LL home run record
Taylor Manning won the 1999 home run crown by
blasting his seventh round tripper in the last game of an
18-game season.
He tied the record for home runs in a season. The pre-
vious record of seven homers came in a 20-game season.
In addition, Manning will take home the batting
crown with a .655 average.
On the mound, he was undefeated going into playoffs
with a 10-0 record.

Quality Builders pulls off triple play
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Coach Brad Lisk of Quality Builders said he brought
in Joel Mitchell to pitch with the count three balls and no
strikes on Jimmy Lease.
Lease hit a long, high shot to center and Brad Bryant
made the catch. Bryant threw the ball to shortstop Tyler
Schneerer, who caught the runner off second and tagged
him for the second out. Schneerer then fired the ball home
to catcher David Bryant, who tagged a streaking Eric
Struber to complete the triple play and end the game.
Of the 18 games Quality Builders played this year,
nine of them have been won by two runs or less and all
but three had last-inning consequences.
It doesn't get any better than that.

Bistros team wins regular season title
In the AA pitching machine league. Coach Sean
Murphy's Bistros team ended up on top at the conclusion
of the regular season by topping Island Real Estate 12-0
in the final game Friday, May 14.
Bistros ended with 13 wins, three losses and a tie to
edge Betsy Hills Real Estate for the title by a game. Betsy
Hills won 12, lost four and tied twice.
Murphy credited his team for a fine defensive effort
in taking its only shut out of the year. He singled out stel-
lar work by Tyler Fitzgerald at first base, pitcher Ben
Murphy, third sacker Steve Thomas, shortstop Liza Kane-
Hartnett and second-baseman Sarah White.
"They learned to play together as a team and were
reminded often that having fun was more important than
winning," Murphy said. "In the field we would constantly
ask them 'How many outs.' When they responded, I said,
'Who cares?' and their response was 'Nobody.' By doing
that, there was never any pressure to win and they simply
went out to have fun. That led to winning."
Bistros win was helped by timely hitting.
Thomas had a three-run home run, a triple and a
double. Ben Murphy socked a timely two-run homer and
preserved the shutout by stabbing a hard-hit grounder back
to the mound and throwing out the runner with men on
second and third with two outs.
Kane-Hartnett had two hits, Fitzgerald had a double
and two singles, Alex Casella had two singles and a
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Time to enter Fishing the Islands Tourney


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Better hurry and get in your entry for the Fishing
The Islands Tournament.
Although the contest is a month away, slots will fill
quickly as some who got shut out last year can attest.
The popular and largest fishing tournament held on
Anna Maria Island is scheduled for Saturday, June 19,
and is sponsored by Island Discount Tackle.
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Anna Maria
Island Community Center.
Entry fee is $200 per boat and there is room for 175
entries.
As an incentive to get entered early, Island Dis-
count Tackle is offering a seven or 7-1/2-foot Berkley
graphite rod to each of the first 100 boats to enter.
As in the past two years, there will be two divi-
sions: offshore and inshore.
First place for inshore will net the winning team
$5,000, second is worth $2,000 and third $1,000.
In the offshore division, first gets.$2,000, second
prize is $1,500 and third through seventh will receive
$1,000 each.
Prizes are guaranteed regardless of the number of
boats entered.
All inshore-division fish must be released alive. A
Polaroid camera will be issued to each team to record
the teams' catch.
The captains' meeting is scheduled Friday, June 18,
from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Center, located at 407 Magnolia
Ave., in Anna Maria. A representative from each boat


must attend. All crew and family members are invited.
There will be entertainment and Bridge Tender Inn
and Dockside Bar will be carving roast beef sand-
wiches from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Fishing in the one-day tournament begins at 6:30
a.m. June 19. The day's catch may be weighed/re-
ported until midnight Saturday at either of two
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The Anna Maria Island Privateers will spon-
sor its fifth annual Whitey Horton Memorial Golf
Tournament Saturday, May 22, at Palma Sola
Golf Course, off 75th Street West north of Cortez
Road in Bradenton.
Registration will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon
with a "cannon start" for golfers at 1 p.m. Entry
fee for the four-person scramble style tournament
is $45, which includes the awards dinner at the
clubhouse that evening.


Special events at the tournament will be put-
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Spectators are welcome, said Privateers Presi-
dent Rick Maddox, and non-playing guests may
attend the awards dinner for $10.
The event will raise money for the Whitey
Horton Scholarship Fund to send eligible local
students to college.
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three runs. White had three hits and two RBIs. Others con-
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Mark Gause, Tyler Heineman and Merily Shary.

Islanders in Memorial Day tourney
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and will include Bali Hai, of Island Little League.
It's another chance to see these top-notch kids "do
their stuff," as this tournament features Manatee County
league teams with full rosters, as opposed to other All-star
end-of-season tournaments.
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Some unsettling Florida stories reach print again


Ben Green has done it again. The "Cortez son" has
brought history alive in a new non-fiction book, "Be-
fore His Time," a terrific story of a terrifying event in
Florida's race-torn past.
Green chronicles the life and death of Henry T.
Moore, a soft-spoken African American schoolteacher
who advocated the then-unheard-of cause of civil rights
for all in Florida, regardless of race, color or creed.
Moore was the first paid organizer of the state's fledg-
ling National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People until he was killed in a bomb explosion
in his Mims home on Christmas Day, 1951. The blast
also killed his wife of 25 years, Harriette.
S Moore became the first civil rights leader assassi-
nated in America.
"Before His Time" brings up issues that should
shame every "Floridian." The Sunshine State in the
first half of this century was a pretty dark place, mired
in archaic principles and beliefs. Here's what Gov.
Sidney J. Catts wrote to the NAACP in 1919:
"Your race is always harping on the disgrace
[lynching] brings to the state, by a concourse of white
people taking revenge for the dishonoring of a white
woman, when if you would spend one-half the time that
you do, in giving maudlin sympathy, to teaching your
people not to kill our white officers and disgrace our
white women, you would keep down a thousand times
greater disgrace...."
Green's book is filled with other, more pointed
comments by white political and social leaders of the
time, but since this is a family newspaper, they won't
be repeated here.
Speaking of lynching, Green writes that, "From
1900 to 1930, Florida had the highest per capital rate of
lynchings in the south: 4.5 lynchings for every 10,000
blacks. This was twice the rate of lynchings in Missis-
sippi, Georgia, and Louisiana and three times that of
Alabama. None of those killings are memorialized on
the postcards that proliferate in the state's highway gift
shops, but they are as much a part of Florida as bath-
ing beauties, yawning alligators, pink flamingos, or the
moss-draped Suwannee River."
Green became enamored with the life and death of
Moore when then-Gov. Lawton Chiles reopened the
investigation in 1991. Green echoed my thoughts as I
read his book: Why haven't I ever heard of this story?
Now, you can read about it, too.
"Before His Time" is published by Free Press
books. As the information packet I got with the book
states, "'Before His Time' has all the elements of a
classic America drama, with characters worthy of a
Faulkner novel but this story is true."

Speaking of books
On a lighter note, there's a new cookbook out that
should appeal to any seafood lover. "The Mostly Mul-


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the May 12 horseshoe games
were Jim Spencer and Bill Starrett, both of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes
Beach and Ron Simpson of Anna Maria.
Winners in the May 15 games were George
Landraitis of Cortez and Starrett. Runners-up
were John Bennett of Anna Maria and Spencer.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.


let Cookbook" by Grif Griffin is filled with mullet lore
and great mullet recipes. As he points out, the six best
ways to cook mullet are smoked, broiled, grilled, fried,
microwaved and baked.
The book, published by Sarasota's Pineapple Press,
offers a slew of ways to prepare the "chicken of the
sea" as well as pointing out how healthy mullet are for
us humans. Griffin also brings out some mullet history,
like the fact that ancient Egyptians used to cultivate
mullet in overflow deltas of the Nile River.
Enjoy.

St. Armands drainage solutions
applicable here?
It's probably accurate, although somewhat unkind,
to say that St. Armands Circle is the pits.
When John Ringling developed the tony shopping
circle in the 1920s, he created the circle in what
amounts to a huge saucer, with the outer rim of streets
higher than the center. When it rains, the center of the
saucer fills with water and, since the center is where the
high-rent shops are located, they flood. A lot.
Compounding the problem is the fact that the circle
is only about three feet above sea level. If there is a high
tide, the water from the bay backs into the stormwater
outfall pipes and floods the streets. Add some rain, and
you're talking major flood sales at St. Armands.
Stormwater experts have been looking at St.
Armands' wet problem for about a year, and have come
up with some solutions. They haven't accepted my con-
cept of raising all the stores three feet, but they have come
up with an intricate system of underground pipes that
would hold a lot of the rainwater until a high tide goes
down, with valves at the eight stormwater pipe outfalls to
keep saltwater from backing up onto the circle.


And it's a pretty cheap solution, too only $2 or
$4 million. I say "cheap" because original estimates
were for about $7 million to keep the bay waters at bay.
Let's hope the public works folks on the Island will
trek down to St. Armands once the stormwater system
is in place and see how it works, with a goal of carry-
ing some of the ideas back here but not quite at the
St. Armands price range.

Commercial message
SThis column always seems to have a commercial
of late, so here's this one: one of the hottest new entre-
preneurial enterprises is demanufacturing.
A Largo company, Concurrent Technologies
Corp., has a $5 million U.S. Defense Department con-
tract to break down old computers so that metal and
plastic can be recycled.
When you realize that U.S. and European elec-
tronic waste averages 50 million tons a year, with a
recyclable value of $20 billion, the demanufacturing
business seems to be a very, very hot market right now.

And on the water ...
We seem to have a potential problem brewing just
to our north indicative of Florida's road and water ways
- traffic congestion.
Seems the new monster Carnival cruise ship based at
the port of Tampa is so big it pretty much hogs the Tampa
Ship Channel as it enters or leaves port, forcing smaller
cargo vessels to hold off using the channel. Since time is
money in the shipping business, the to-date voluntary
delays by the freighters is starting to mount: 21 hours in
seven weeks, costing freight companies about $20,000.
To compound the problem, a second huge cruise
ship may come to Tampa next year, aggravating the
problems in the channel.
Ship pilots and cruise folks are trying to work out
a solution agreeable to all before the lawyers get in-
volved. Looks like this is a "stay tuned" story.

Sandscript factoid
From 1880 to 1894, 2.5 million alligators were
killed in Florida for their hides. To help bring that num-
ber into perspective, Florida's human population in
1900 was 529,000.


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Cortez celebrates
Wyman Coarsey swings with Polly Mora Staigerwald at Fulford Fish House in Cortez Saturday, May 15,
while Julian "Goose" Culbreath fiddles and his nephew Richard Culbreath plays guitar. Coarsey and
Staigerwald were attending the Natives and More annual picnic for Cortez people and friends. More than 100
friends and family with ties to Cortez showed up for the potluck dinner complete with fried mullet, chicken and
dumplings, black-eyed peas and sweets of all kind. Some came as far away as Tennessee for the annual affair.
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Snook, reds inshore, grouper thick offshore


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
As snook season winds down last day is the last
day of this month linesiders are starting to come to
the hook with regularity. Also popular with backwater
anglers are redfish and mackerel at the piers. Offshore,
look for grouper, a few kings and permit. Oh, and tar-
pon are starting to show in greater numbers.
The Anna Maria City Pier reports mackerel are
plentiful. Folks caught a couple of cobia and some
pompano and snook were biting at night.
At the Rod & Reel Pier, anglers caught a few
mackerel, black drum, a few snook Sunday morning
and an occasional redfish.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said permit were
on the artificial reefs. Snapper and grouper were off-
shore and tarpon are starting to show in numbers.
Snook, redfish and trout cooperating inside.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said trout, drum, whiting and a few good-sized snook
and permit have all made their way up the river to
Snead Island.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishermen did good on snook and redfish using shrimp
as bait. They also caught permit and a few tarpon us-
ing small blue crabs as bait.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zack
on the Dee-Jay II said the size of snook caught in-
creased last week. Zack caught redfish to 24 inches and
trout to 26, flounder and jacks. Offshore has produced
big Spanish mackerel, bonita and the occasional permit
to 14 pounds.
Capt. Sam Kimball on The Legend said permit
have been biting well in 30 to 40 feet of water. The best
bait has been shrimp, crabs and small, yellow jigs.
Kimball said he's still latching into nice gag and red
grouper to 15 pounds in 60 to 90 feet of water. Also,
the snapper bite was good with catches of mangrove,
lane, vermilion and yellowtail.
Capt. Matt Denham landed.gags and red grouper
to 15 pounds, lane and yellowtail to five pounds and
bonita and barracuda.
Capt. Kurt Morrison caught gags to 12 pounds


Gag fish ... not!
Elizabeth Ryan, 12, visiting from Deer Park, N.Y., caught this gag grouper while fishing with Capt. Paul
aboard the charter boat "Zulu Mama."


and red grouper to 15, mangrove and yellowtail to two
pounds, kingfish to 12 pounds and mackerel to three
pounds.
Capt. Mike Grieg said he caught his customers a
few tarpon this week as well as permit and cobia.
Capt. Thom Smith from Angler's Repair said
there are big trout in Miguel Bay and redfish in Terra
Ceia Bay.
Capt. Thom Chaya said he caught a few kings,
mackerel and permit throughout the week.


Capt. Rick Gross caught mangrove snapper to
four pounds, permit to 12 and some keeper redfish and
snook.
Capt. Mark Bradow caught some legal-size grou-
per within sight of the beach and caught one of the first
if not the first tarpon of the year.
On Heistand's boat Magic, we got lots of redfish,
most over 27 inches, a few keeper snook and trout to
25 inches.
Good fishing to you.


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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including two mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.
MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. 778-7978.

DINING ROOM TABLE with 3 by 5-foot rectangular,
beveled glass top. Wrought iron base is a wine rack.
Really nice! Need to sell, make offer. 778-6234.

ANTIQUE REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire, works great!
24 by 52-in., 22-inches deep. $95, 778-6234.

MACINTOSH PERFORM 6200 CD. 64 MB RAM, 1
GIG hard drive, 15-in. color monitor. OS 8.5, new
Zoom 56K modem.- Loaded with software!
Pagemaker 6.0, Photoshop 3.0, Pagemill 3.0, Illus-
trator 5.5, Quark Xpress 3.32, MS Word 5.0, plus
more. $850. Optional Iomega zip drive, $100 and
Apple Laserwriter 300, $175 are available. All in mint
condition. 748-6222.

BAMBOO COCKTAIL TABLE flaired channel-back
ladies chair, chaise, sleeper sofa, console stereo, mat-
tress with box springs, reasonably priced. 778-1816.


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Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
CLOSE TO BEACH
2BR/1.5BA home in central Holmes Beach. Excellent
rental or vacation home. A great buy! $148,500.
PERICO PATIO-POOL HOME
2BR/2BA Perico Island patio home. In-ground pool,
two-car garage, ceramic tile, mirror, fireplace. $159,900.
DIRECT GULFFRONT
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Furnished, end-
unit, heated pool, beautiful beach and view. $225,000.
SAILBOAT WATER
3BR/2BA family home. Large sunny family room.
Ceramic tile and terrazzo. Private dock, playhouse. $229,000.
WATERWAY
3BR/3BA luxurious penthouse condo. Private boat dock,
water view, elevator, tennis, heated pool. $259,000.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, convenient to
everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close to golf. $59,900.


julie Gilstrap Patti Marifjerer
LTG, GRI REALTOR/
Property Manager Property Manager
ANNUAL RENTALS
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA condo $900
3012 Gulf- 1BR/IBA $500
5102 5th Ave-2BR/1 BA house, direct Gulffront $2,
308 63rd 2BR/2BA duplex $800
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Houses Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week/ $1500 month


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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


OVERHEAD WOOD GARAGE door, 9-ft. wide.
Sears electric opener with remote, tracks, available
soon. Only $100. Call 778-4029.
TWIN BEDS WITH linens, bedspread and frames,
excellent condition $150. 48-inch round glass top
dining room table with four chairs, bleached wood
$150. 42-inch round glass top wicker table $25. Beer
fridge free. 778-7769.

ANTIQUE HOOSIER CABINET. Excellent condition,
roll top, upper and lower cabinets, enamel pull-out table
space, on wheels. Call 778-6110 leave message.
CD PLAYER GREAT SOUND and window pocket
cover for a Mazda Miata. For further info call 778-8224.

WASHER AND DRYER $175 total. Excellent condi-
tion, washer only one year old. Moving to a place with
a stack system. 795-4765.


LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday, 9am to 3pm. Tremendous
discounts.! 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.

MOVING SALE THURSDAY May 20th, 9am. Baha-
mian sofas, misc. household items. 530 69th St.
Holmes Beach.



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COMPARE:
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ROSER THRIFT SHOP Open Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:30am-2pm. Saturday 9-Noon. Donations Wednesdays
9-11am. Always sale racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
MULTIPLE FAMILY SALE Saturday May 22, 8am-
Noon. Bedroom plus other furniture, household items,
clothing, linens, bikes, etc. 219 Periwinkle, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY May 22, 8am to 2pm.
Housewares, pots and pans, dishes, much misc. 508
70th St., Holmes Beach.

YARD SALE SATURDAY only, May 22, 8am -2pm.
Framed art work and more. 240 Chilson.


CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROGRAMS Want to im-
prove your child's reading? Also, programs for children
with learning problems. Free evaluation. 795-0303.

PREMIERCOM LONG DISTANCE phone service. 7.5 flat
rate, Florida 7.1,800 numbers same rates. 888-785-7859.

LIKE TO TRADE STOCKS? Your broker too expen-
sive? If you want to trade stocks but are put off by the
costs, call us. We can help you with stock selection,
timing (both buys and sells) and the costs of doing
business. Call John Brownlee at Longboat Key
Investment Services 383-1336.


A BIG HOUSE ON KEY ROYALE
BIG PRICE REDUCTION NOW $229,000
611 Gladstone. 4BR/3.5BA/2 kitchen/2 car, 3,895 sq. ft.
under-roof home including caged pool. Next to, but not
on, a canal. Owner anxious. $255.,00. Now $229,000.

Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/


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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. Davits. Superb
construction quality and energy
efficiency throughout.
$575,000

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Clearly the quality choice
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778-0700 office 794-0007 office
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EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


LOW e("444y Ceg"0,
This charming 4BR/3.5BA country Georgian-style family home
offers shady verandas, dormer windows and French doors cre-
ating the ambiance and serenity of low country living. Just some
of the countless amenities include a sparkling 35-by-18 swim-
ming pool, 70 ft. boat dock with 9000 lb. electric boat lift on deep-
water canal, gorgeous customized oak kitchen cabinets and
wooden mantles, nine-foot textured ceilings with fans and re-
cessed lighting, plus more! Listed at $549,000, including pre-
ferred one-year homeowner's warranty!


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This bright, spacious and immaculately maintained 3BR/2BA
Anna Maria showplace reflects pride of ownership through-
out! Just some of the countless amenities include gorgeous
hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, customized kitchen, lush,
tropical landscaping watered by automatic sprinkler system
and two breezy bayside decks! Convenient, friendly neigh-
borhood near city pier. Affordably priced at only $229,900,
including preferred one-year homeowner's warranty!


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This spacious 4BR/3BA family home offers soaring vaulted
ceilings with fans and recessed lighting, a handsome slate
wood-burning fireplace, an all white kitchen with breakfast bar
and handy pass-thru to screened lanai, oversize tub in mas-
ter bath, sunny deck and above-ground swimming pool, plus
fully-fenced backyard with citrus trees and roses. Other
amenities include built-in bookcases, practical and pretty
white vinyl siding, ceramic-tile floors and storm awnings.
Short walk to beach Priced at $289,000.
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Realtor


WATERFRONT
HOMES:
60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
8023 Marina Isle ........... $549,900
520 Bayview P ............. $499,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
703 South Bay Blvd ............ $319,900
226 South Harbor ............. $189,000

KEY ROYALE
WATERFRONT HOMES:
631 Foxworth La.... ...... $795,000
726 Key Royale Dr............ $695,000
613 Ivanhoe La............. $675,000
624 Foxworth Lane........... $339,000
621 Foxworth Lane............. $319,900
WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:
6700 Gulf Dr ............... $339,000
Mariners Cove .... $229,900-$297,500
4255 Gulf Dr ................ $134,900
ISLAND HOMES:
208 75th St .................. $299,000
502 Magnolia................ $249,000
114 Park .................... $239,000
203 76th St ................ $219,900
2408 Avenue A............. $214,900
205 South Bay (vacant lot)... $209,000
6805 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
231 South Harbor ......... $189,000
8314 Marina Dr ............ $179,900
705 North Shore (vacant lot) .. $152,500

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
201 35th St ........... .... $640,000
2302 Gulf Dr .............. $569,000
101 25th St ................. $549,000
2219 Gulf Dr .............. $375,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900
312 64th St ................. $219,000
5806 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900

PERICO BAY CLUB
1010 Pelican Court ....... $189,900
1276 Spoonbill Landings .. $149,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $133,500
923 Sandpiper Circle..... $133,500
952 Sandpiper Circle....... $98,000

MAINLAND:
449 North Shore (Sarasota)... $299,900
1769 Vamo Drive........... $299,000
419 51st St NW ............ $269,900
5107 35th Street W ........ $79,900
COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES
304 Pine Ave ................ $224,000
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900


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HAVE RENTALS

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and
PROPERTY
MANAGEMENT


Call for details!


Visit us at our web site: www.islandreal.com
778-6066- 1-800-865-0800
6101 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, Florida 34217


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


OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. Motel on Holmes Beach
within walking distance of the beach, shopping and
restaurants. Six units plus owner's living quarters. Turn-
key furnished (except owner's unit). Neat and clean.
$495,000. For more information call Zee Catanese 794-
8991, or Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.


ACROSS STREET FROM BEACH! Even a bonus
apartment for guests or family. 4BR/3BA, two fire-
places, loft over living room and a peek at the Gulf. Lots
of Island charm with this unique property on two lots.
$398,000. Dial the Duncans! Judy 778-1589, or Darcie
779-2290 eves.


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GULFFRONT CONDO. Direct Gulffront 2BR/2BA
condo with eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, utility area,
open porch. Updated appliances, carpet and air con-
ditioning/heat. Heated pool, covered parking, furnished
turnkey. Reduced to $389,900. Call Carol Williams for
details, 744-0700 eves.

BRADENTON WATERFRONT
CANALFRONT. 3BR/3BA home on deep-water
canal with no bridges to Intracoastal. In-ground pool
with cage and paver decking, two-car garage, Mexi-
can tile floors, Florida room. $259,000. Call Marion
Ragni 761-1415 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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"TIME WARP ADVENTURES" Summer Camp 99.
Anna Maria Island Community Center announces its
Summer Camp program. The "Time Warp Adven-
tures" program runs June 14 through August 20. The
program begins daily at 9am, although early drop-off
is available, and children may be picked up between
4pm-6pm. Kids age 6 to 12 are invited to travel
through time and experience fun exciting activities
this summer. Pre-registration of $10 includes a camp
t-shirt. The costs are $60 per week which includes all
field trip admissions and $50 per week for the second
child in the same family. Payments for summer camp
must be made one week in advance prior to child
participant. Scholarship applications are available.
Fill out your registration forms today. Contact the
center at 778-1908 for more information.


BRADENTON CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL honor
student seeks house-sitting opportunities. July -
August 15, 1999. Call Laura at 778-1972.


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


1994 ISUZU RODEO, V6, auto, all power, cold air,
many extras, runs great. $9,000 or best offer, 778-2581.

1984 BUCK LESABRE Ltd. Cold air, runs great.
$1,350. 778-8630.


YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing, wax,
maintenance programs. 15-years experience. Island
resident. References available. 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 com-
petitive rates in modem, full-service marina. 778-2255.

WANT TO GO to Cuba? Experienced blue-water sailor
needed for race. Goodwill mission. Leaving May 28,
must have passport. Ask for David, 778-7978.



RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly


BOAT STORAGE. $5.00 per foot, per month. Fuel,
bait, ice, and more available. Island Marine, 412 Pine
Avenue, Anna Maria. 778-1260.

ISLAND MARINE BOAT Rentals, motor repairs,
bottom painting, etc. Full service facility. 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.


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.

CLERK PART-TIME, evenings, weekends, holidays.
Retirees welcome. Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Dr.
South, Bradenton Beach.

KITCHEN HELP WANTED. Salads, prep, dishes,
clean-up. Apply in person from 8am-3:30pm, Chez
Andre, 5406 Marina Drive.

SUMMER WORK FOR college students and 1999
high school graduates. $10.25 per hour/base. Flex-
ible part-time and full-time. No experience necessary.
Entry level sales/service. Will train. Scholarships
available, conditions apply. 927-8868.

RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGER for real estate
office on Island. Please send resume to PO Box
1133, Holmes Beach FL 34218.

HOUSEKEEPING FULL/PART-TIME. Good benefits,
pleasant working conditions. Resort 66, 6600 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach and Via Roma Beach Resort,
2408 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

NURSERY CARE GIVER and organizer. Part-time,
paid position, Sundays 8:45 11:15 am. Roser MC
Church 778-0414.

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED for small resort. $8.00
per hour to start. Flexible hours, paid vacation. 383-
2105 or 779-2815.

WAITRESS 2-3 DAYS per week. Must be able to
work one weekend day. Apply at Brian's Sunny Side
Up Cafe, 5360 Gulf Drive.


SERVERS, BARTENDER, weekend dishwashers.
Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES for teenagers!
The Anna Maria Island Community Center is offering
great summertime job opportunities for teenagers
age 13 to 17 through the R.E.A.C.H. program (Re-
sponsible Educated Adolescents Can Help). The
Center will be helping teenage boys and girls in fill-
ing out employment applications, interviewing skills
and post interview reviews. The Center will be hiring
12 paid positions for summer camp teacher aides to
work with the children this summer and one teenager
to work in the lawn care and maintenance depart-
ment. The hours will fluctuate between 7am 6pm
weekdays. For more information and job applications
come to the Center or call 778-1908.

SHORT ORDER COOK flexible hours, easy menu.
Part-time and good pay. Call 798-9898 ask for Mike Z.

LOOKING FOR WORK? Check out the free ads in
The Islander Bystander available to kids under 16
looking for work. Yard work, babysitting, etc.

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

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


PARTNER WANTED in established local hair salon.
Little or no capital investment required. Must be respon-
sible, professional and highly motivated to succeed.
Stylists, if you dream of becoming a salon owner, this
is your opportunity knocking. Call Loretta at Lor-
EIIBeauty Salon 778-7767. All replies confidential.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing 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.



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


Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals


Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059


FLAMINGO CAY 2BR/2BA water-
front condo overlooking bayou and
bird sanctuary with private boat dock
that will accommodate a boatlift.
Children and pets are welcome! In-
cludes two-car attached garage.
$139,900 IB36389
MARTINIQUE $139,000. Enjoy the
view of the Gulf of Mexico from this
1 BR/1 BA condo with covered parking
and extra storage. Tumkey furnished.
Includes community heated pool and
tennis courts. HG35824.


LOOKING FOR A BEACH GETAWAY? This is just what you're
looking for! $245,000 2BR/1 BA home just west of Gulf Drive and
just a few short steps to the Gulf of Mexico. Call Carol Heinze,
Realtor 751-1155. IB37518
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! 2BR/2BA condo directly on the
bay with spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway on
one side and a view of the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Turn-
key furnished. $169,000. Call Denise Langlois, Realtor,
751-1155. IB37652
WOODPARK AT DESOTO SQUARE $53,500. 2BR/2BA
ground-floor condo with a wonderful view of the lagoon and
parking at the front door. Tumkey furnished. Includes clubhouse,
billiard room, community heated pool and lots of other
activities. Call Carol Heinze, Realtor 751-1155. IB37806


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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK


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

POOL REMODELING, remarciting, cage additions,
poly removal, new deck surfaces, concrete work. Is-
land resident. State licensed and insured. 951-4007.

HOUSE CLEANING wife and husband team special-
izing in vacation turnarounds and residential. Area
residents since 1966. Hardworking, dependable,
insured. 761-1863.

CHAMBERLAIN PROFESSIONAL CLEANING. In-
sured, affordable, dependable, honest. Island resi-
dent, free estimate. 750-4772, leave message.

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

HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, internet, hardware selection and instal-
lation. Call Ed, 778-2553.

THE GIRLS Professional Mobile Detailing! We will
clean, polish and protect your auto, boat, RV at your
location. Exterior/interior. 778-1924.

LICENSED COMPUTER SPECIALIST. Available
evening, weekend. For any computer needs, hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
778-8473.

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

WEB STATION business and personal Internet web
site design and maintenance. Phone: 779-2276, fax:
778-3038, e-mail: rafcorp@pcsonline.com or http://
www.rafcorp.com/webstation.


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Specializing in
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COMPUTER HELP/Web design. Kelly Z can teach
you about computers. Design, code and post busi-
ness or person web sites. 941-727-5066.

IRONING DONE SHIRTS to sheets. Serving Island-
ers for eight years. Pick-up and delivery. References
available. Call "Pressed for Time" at 778-4192.

PROTECTION PAINTING COMMERCIAL and resi-
dential. Licensed and insured. 941-779-0035.

PAINTER SEMI-RETIRED painter seeks exterior
paint jobs. 35 years local experience, satisfaction
guaranteed. Top quality work at very affordable
prices. 761-1863.

JAMES GREEN PAINTING interior/exterior. Local
resident, local references. Experienced, insured. Call
for your free estimate 941-749-4156.

PERSONAL TRAINER Feeling tired? Need some
extra energy? Need motivation? Experienced in post-
rehabilitation, aerobics, kickboxing and weight train-
ing. Call Tiffany 792-4066 and shape up to summer.


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

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

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

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


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Come in and choose from our huge selection
of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Under the Sun
Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
778-4441.


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


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

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

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

INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three 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 Street, 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.

TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installation.
Quality workmanship. Floors and walls. Fully insured.
Call 387-7153 or750-5985.


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GULF OF MEXICO BEACH HOUSE. Elegant custom-designed
residence. 3,684 +/- sq.ft., 3BR, authentic Mexican tile floors through-
out. 9 ft. ceilings and arched doors to balcony overlooking the white
sandy beach. $1,350,000. Don Lewis 794-3200 R37566


WONDERFUL GROUND FLOOR UNIT i
right on the beach. Heated pool, lighted ten
investment property, liberal rental policy. I
$345,000. Traute Winsor 504-1949. 96002
WATERFRONT
EXCEPTIONAL SAILBOAT WATER.
Two lifts, 51 ft. dock for three boats.
Light and bright, immaculate 3BR home
with a great view. $319,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko
792-9122. R37734
DOCKABLE WATERFRONT, deep wa-
ter with access to the Gulf. Upgraded
tile, cabinets. Bath with whirlpool tub.
Screened porch. $209,900. Colette
Gerrish 794-1024. R36171
BAY HOLLOW. Spacious and open
2BR/2B unit. On canal with boat slip
and access to Sarasota Bay. $126,000.
Dave Barker 792-8932.


NORTH POINT WATERWAY. Incredible location, just sec-
onds to Tampa Bay. Beautifully maintained home with French
doors to patio with pool. Reduced $560,000. Hal Gillihan 778-
2194. R34212


n small complex THE VIEWS LOOKING SOUTH towards Sarasota are breathtak-
inis courts. Good ing. Elegant homes in guarded community on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy
Rarely available, the security, solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent value.
Townhouses from $179,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981 C34359
LOTS/ACREAGE MAINLAND
OLD FLORIDA WATERFRONT LOT CUSTOM-DESIGNED KEY WEST HOME.
with Riparian rights. Pie shaped, impact Great view of Palma Sola Bay. 3BR/2.5B,
credits, water, sewer and electric on 2,970 +/- sq.ft., wrap-around porch, oak floors
site. $124,950. Sandy Harmon 722- throughout. Large open kitchen and family
1347. L35603 room, spacious living room, separate dining
room, elegant master suite. $299,900. Don
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A GREAT WEST-SIDE LOCATION. Ideal for
family or retiree. Great yard for play area and
Available properties by the cookouts or sunbathe by beautiful in-ground
week or by the month from pool. Hidden garage with private drive.
Anna Maria Island to Venice. $86,500. Colette Gemsh 794-1024. R37578
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repairs, drywall repairs, free estimates. 778-0410.
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paint jobs. 35 years local experience, satisfaction
guaranteed. Top quality work at very affordable
prices. 761-1863.


HOLMES BEACH BUSINESS CENTER Rental units
available for commercial, retail and storage. Call 778-
2924 for information.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey,
beautiful view, covered parking. Available now. $350/
week or $700/month. 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished home
on canal, with dock and fenced yard, in Coral Shores.
Available March 1, by the week or month. Realtor/
Owner 387-0533.

SEASONAL RENTAL very nice studio apartment,
furnished, private. Quiet neighborhood. Completely
remodeled, carpet and Mexican tile. Conveniently
located in Holmes Beach. Back door opens to dock
on canal. Walk to beach! All utilities, cable included.
Season: $875 per month. Call 778-6234.

FURNISHED 2BR/1BA near beach. Six month or
annual lease. $650 per month. Lovely lanai and yard.
No smokers please. 921-0074.

HOLMES BEACH 3BR/3BA townhouse, pool, ga-
rage. Extra nice, convenient. Walk to beach, shop-
ping, dining. May through September $600 week,
$2,000 month. October through April $750 week,
$2,600 month. Call 778-0167.

FOR RENT ANNUALLY 2BR/2BA townhouse, unfur-
nished. Near shopping and library in Seaside Gar-
dens, Holmes Beach. $850 per month plus utilities.
Call Betty Cole 779-1213.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT HOME 2BR/2BA
completely furnished. Dock on deep-water canal,
garage, laundry, quiet street. Many extras. Monthly
$1,600, weekly $550. 813-286-9814.
SEASONAL RENTAL AVAILABLE monthly, weekly,
May 1 through October 15, 1999. No smoking, no
pets. 2BR/1BA, one and a half blocks to Gulf. Call
778-0733.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONALS fully-furnished, 1
and 2BR apartments available at summer rates. Also
2BR still available for 2000 season, heated pool.
778-4368.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Affordable profes-
sional property management at last! We offer 30
years of local experience, a variety of management
programs to fit your needs, an aggressive advertis-
ing campaign and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
See just how affordable we are. 761-1863, toll free:
1-800-716-0510.

GORGEOUS TERRA CEIA BAY new condominium.
3BR/2BA, fifth floor, fabulous bay view, pool, tennis,
golf. Short term lease available. $1,200 per month.
Call Debbie at 924-8274.
HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX 2BR/1.75BA, garage,
new carpet, nice quiet area. Non-smoking and no
pets. $775 per month. 778-9691, leave message.
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. Approxi-
mately 1,300 sqft. Excellent parking with exposure
on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA 203 2nd St. North, #3,
Bradenton Beach. Available now. Great area, close
to beach and bay. $525 per month, $300 deposit.
813-258-2411.
HIDEAWAY COVE PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, nice,
quiet, ground floor. One and two bedroom, fully-fur-
nished, steps to beach, restaurants and more. Avail-
able now through December. Also winter season and
consider annual. No pets or smoking. 778-7107.
ANNUAL 1BR in Holmes Beach. $500 month plus
security deposit. Nice! Available now! 778-6541,
778-4084, or pager 569-1591.


SPECTACULAR GULFVIEW, new 3BR/3BA house
or 1BR/1BA ground apartment located one house
from beach, all extras. 106 72nd Holmes Beach,
great seasonal rates. 778-1365.
FURNISHED EFFICIENCY including electric, cable,
water, garbage. $550 plus security. 778-5057.
GULFFRONT STUDIO ANNUAL $725 per month,
one only. 792-2779. Now rented.
BANYANS VACATION. Steps to Gulf! Remodeled,
lovely lanai, private yard, cable, sleeps four to six.
Special rate $750, Memorial week May 26-June 1,
July 4, June 30-July 6. $1,250 monthly through Oc-
tober. $500 deposit 792-3688.
ANNUAL RENTAL vacant, private 2BR/1 BA upstairs
duplex apartment with screened porch, one short
block to Gulf. Clean, new a/c and paint. 203 72nd
Street. $695 per month plus utilities. No pets! Call
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ANNUAL DUPLEX one block from beach. Large
2BR/2BA, elevated, covered parking. $850 mo.
ROOM FOR RENT in quiet Holmes Beach neighbor-
hood. Laundry facilities, kitchen privileges. Month to
Month rental. Call 778-0024.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA North Shore Dr., updated interior,
new kitchen, open deck. $650 per month. No pets.
Call Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.
FOR RENT ANNUAL furnished 1BR/1BA close to
shopping and beach. $560 per month plus electric.
Available May 21. Great landlord 725-1304.
ANNUAL COMPLETELY FURNISHED 2BR over-
looking water and city pier. Heated pool, cable.
778-9188.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise. 3BR/2.5BA, canal
home, heated pool. Close to beach. $3,000 per
month, $875 per week. 800-223-4472.
IRONWOOD 2BR/2BA annual available June 15.
First floor corner on golf course. Beautiful view,
nicely furnished, pool, clubhouse. $750 per month.
778-5092.
COTTAGE IN GARDEN by bay. Large yard, Anna
Maria annual, unfurnished, immaculate. 2BR/1BA,
garage, washer/dryer, trash pick-up. Non-smoking,
no pets References. $790, first, last, security.
778-5349.

NEWLY REFINISHED 2BR apartment in "Old
Florida" beach cottage. Walk to beach and bay. $800
per month, annual. Call Russell at 378-4530.

AVAILABLE JUNE 2BR/1BA, fresh and clean, great
Holmes Beach neighborhood. $750 per month. First,
last and security. Call 778-5482.
ROOM FOR RENT private bath, entrance, refrigera-
tor. Close to beach. 778-5963.
BRADENTON BEACH SMALL 2BR duplex in Old
Bridge Village. Dock privileges, deck, lush grounds.
$650 per month annual includes water. No pets.
778-4Z5s.
ANNUAL 1BR FURNISHED duplex at 5625 Gulf Dr.
$650 per month plus $300 security includes water
and garbage fees. No pets. 778-5114.
UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA, large living room and
porch. Central Holmes Beach location. $600 per
month. 778-4010.
ANNUAL BAYVIEW COTTAGE. 1BR, furnished, re-
modeled, laundry. 12414 45th AVe. W. in village of
Cortez. $525 plus electric for one person. $575 for
two. No pets. 795-8077.
ANNUAL RENTAL LARGE, lovely 1BR/1BA in
Holmes Beach. Unfurnished, tile floors, newly
painted, washer/dryer, water and garbage included.
$650 plus deposit. 778-2547.
ISLAND 1BR/1BA duplex style apartment in Holmes
Beach, close to beach. Non-smoking, no pets. $575 per
month. Tenant pays all utilities except water. 778-8224.


ISLAND 2BR/2BA duplex style in Holmes Beach,
close to beach. Non-smoking, no pets. $775 per
month. Tenant pays all utilities except water. For
appointment call 778-8224.

ROOMMATE WANTED quiet, comfortable, north
end, beached, fishing piers, washer/dryer, central
air, private bath. $375 per month. 778-2934.

STEPS TO BEACH 2BR/1BA, unfurnished duplex in
prime residential area. Washer/dryer, large yard.
Small pet okay. Annual $750 per month plus $200
utilities. Also annual duplex, one block from beach.
Large 2BR/2BA. Elevated, covered parking. $850
mo. Gulf-Bay Realty 778-6602.

ROOM WITH PRIVILEGES 200 feet from beach 50
feet from bay. Washer/dryer, cable, updated. $400
plus half utilities or $125 per week. Deposit and ref-
erences required. 778-2991.


PERICO ISLAND mint condition, one year old. 3BR/
2.5BA, 1,726 sq. ft.. Many extras $174,500. Call Mr.
Bruno 800-631-2221, 792-8289.

GULF FRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
800-977-0803.

ANNA MARIA CITY Custom canalfront home. 4,200
sq. ft.., 3BR/2.5BA, 2.5-car garage, pool, raised lot,
dock, boat lift. Bright, open, great room layout. Tour:
www.annamaria.net/1, $569,000. Broker participa-
tion accepted. Call 778-4636 for appointment.

BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF the bay from this brand new
home. 1,764 sq. ft.. 3BR/2BA elevated custom built
home with decks. Offered at $229,000. Please call
778-6724.

GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 2BR/2BA ground
floor on a 50 by 150-ft. lot to be completed in June.
Nice, quiet, dead-end street. $525,000, 800-977-
0803, 778-4523.

BUYER'S BROKER Buyers represented. Bark and
Co. Realty. Steven M Barks Broker. 383-1717 or
720-3200.

2BR/2BA CONDOMINIUM on Gulf. LaCosta, 1800
Gulf Drive North. $198,500. 404-656-7597. No
Brokers.
BIMINI BAYFRONT. Beautiful open view, new sea-
wall and 12 by 65-foot dock, pool and more.
$429,000. Principals only, call 953-6897 to see this
2,800 plus sq. ft.. single-story home.
FOUR-PLEX 1BR's, plus 2BR/1 BA cottage. 203 2nd
St. N., 103 Church St, Bradenton Beach. Positive
cash flow. $299,000. 813-258-2411.
ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT home 4BR/3BA.
Many quality extras built in throughout. $232,000.
For more information or appointment call 778-5928.


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KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT stucco 3BR/2BA,
dock, sundeck, screened lanai, open and airy floor
plan, totally refurbished, immaculate turnkey. This
house will go very fast. FSBO $249,900. Open House
Sunday, May 23, 1-3pm. 609 Ambassador Lane,
Holmes Beach. 778-3099.

WANT TO PURCHASE 2BR/2BA directly on Gulf
with a west, northwest view. Private party. 778-3000.

BAYFRONT ESTATE, panoramic view of bay in-
cludes one 3BR/2BA house, one 2BR/2BA house
and two 1 BR apartments with cathedral ceilings, fire-
place, boat docks and private setting. Call: Deborah
Thrasher or John Hines Wedebrock Real Estate Co.
1-800-335-5543 or 941-383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

FLORIDA HOME WITH CHARM 2BR/2BA home
located on canal with Florida room, fireplace, cathe-
dral ceilings, minutes to Intracoastal. Reduced!
$210,000. Call Deborah Thrasher Wedebrock Real
Estate Co. 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

NORTHWEST BRADENTON 2.59 acres zoned
residential. $400,000. Call Deborah Thrasher,
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. 383-5543.

KEY ROYALE BY owner 3BR/2BA with large yard.
Room for additions, pool, etc. Nice quiet street.
$20,000 under anything else on Key at $189,000.
Hurry! Will sell quick. 761-9259.


BY OWNER, VERY NICE Holmes Beach duplex on
double lot. Plenty of room for additions, pool, etc.
One hundred yards to beautiful beach. Rental in-
come! $199,000. Frank 761-9259.

PERICO BAY CLUB villa (Manatee Ave, before Anna
Maria Island). Spacious 2BR/2BA, end unit, one level
, cathedral ceilings, private, double garage very
nice. Reduced to $136,000. Owner 941-228-7203.

SECLUDED, CHARMING BAYFRONT, updated
"Old Florida" style home surrounded by huge oaks on
one plus acre. Located in NW Bradenton on Palma
Sola Bay. 3BR/2BA, Mexican tile, private master
suite. Dock, channel to bay and Intracoastal.
Hemingway would love it, Price of $499,000 includes
platted buildable lot. Call Helen Barry or Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100.

DELIGHTFUL MOBILE HOME 3BR/1BA. Looks and
feels like a small home. Decorated and remodeled by
perfectionists. Land owned, Floridiana park fee only
$65 per month. Includes water, sewer, trash. Near
Cortez Plaza in Bradenton. $44,000. Yvonne Higgins
at Wagner Realty 761-3100.

SEASIDE GARDENS 2BR/2BA villa close to beach
and bay. Nice sunroom and single attached carport.
Priced to sell! Call Norma Niles at Georgia Anthony
Real Estate 752-4147 or 725-1834.


KEY ROYALE price reduction. 621 Foxworth Lane.
$319,000 sellers loss your gain. Open house Sunday
May 23, 2-4pm. Nick Patsios, Island Real Estate.

HOW TO ADVERTISE
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$2.50. Ads must be paid in advance. Stop by or mail
to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217. We're
located next to Chez Andre in the Island Shopping
Center. More information: 778-7978.


EQUAL
HOUSING
OPPORTUNITY
All real estate advertising herein is
subject to the Fair Housing Act, which
makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation
or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handi-
cap, familial status or national origin, or intention to make
any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial
status includes children under age of 18 living with parents
or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing
custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not know-
ing accept any advertising for real estate which is in viola-
tion of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an
equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call
HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing impaired
(TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


GULFFRONT SHOWCASE
Sb Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
son windows, solid oak spiral stair-
ease, two-car garage. Wood deck
overlooks white sandy beach. Enjoy
beautiful sunsets over the Gulf.
102 31st Street, Holmes Beach Quality and beauty throughout.
$795,000
Call Jane Tinsworth R.S. OlSOnelb better
at 795-3000 Real Estate, Inc. I 9.HS

4436 Cortez Road W.
Office: 941-792-8387
Toll Free: 1-800-741-2241



HOLMES BEACH BOATER'S DREAM
521 77th St. (Waterfront) 4BR/2BA $299,000.
RARE FIND
3770 Pinebrook. 2BR/2BA villa furnished #4 ~ $157,000.
MOVE RIGHT IN
4440 Ironwood Cir. #307-D 1 BR/i BA plus den furnished $49,900.
NEWER CARPET
4460 Ironwood Cir. #507-D 1BR/2BA unfurnished $56,000.
GREAT VIEW
3860 Ironwood Lane, #505-G1BR/1.5BA, furnished ~ $58,900.
WALK TO MALL
505 30th Ave. W. #101-E 2BR/2BA ~ $53,900.
Call Judy McClosky, GRI 792-8387, evenings 794-6360


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BAYFRONT LOT Spectacular views of bay HOLMES BEACH RESIDENCE WITH INCOME
from this rare bayfront lot centrally located Newly listed 3BR/2.5BA residence with
between the Manatee and Cortez Bridges. Lot garage and attached 2BR/1BA apartment for ad-
measures 65-by-100 feet, is seawalled and ditional income. Large 88-by-117 foot lot with short
ready for construction. Offered at $215,000. walk to beach and shopping. Offered at $172,500.
Contact David Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246/T78-7976 eves.


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RUNAWAY BAY Fully-furnished, bright, sunny ISLAND DUPLEX Excellent Holmes Beach
condominium unit at Runaway Bay with lagoon location and short walk to prime beach.
view. Clubhouse, tennis and pool. Walk to 2BR/1BA each side with central heat and air.
beach. Great vacation or rental home. On-site Drive by 207 76th Street. $175,000. Call Dave
property management. Call Ed Oliveira 778- Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.
2246/778-1751 eves. $129,900. #27160


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sales means I can offer you a qualified service
to help in the disposition of your fine antiques,
art, and household furnishings. I will be happy
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR SITES
AND/OR EXISTING SPACE
The United States Postal Service is
seeking offers for sites or existing space for
a new leased postal facility for: Anna
Maria, FL Main Office.
Preferred Area: Within city limits of
Anna Maria.
Building Size: 4,000 sq. ft. interior,
ideally on one floor, but will consider
contiguous floors, with 36 parking spaces
and provide an adequate loading dock and
truck-maneuvering area.
To obtain a "Solicitation for Proposals"
information package, contact Connie
Hammond at 770-454-0643, or pick up
from postmaster. Real estate questions
should be directed to:
Mary Presnell
Real Estate Specialist

UNITED STATES
POSTAL SERVICE
Facilities Service Office, Bldg 300 -Suite 300
4000 Dekalb Technology Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30340-2799
Telephone 770-454-0612
FAX 770-454-0608
Offers must be received at the address of Mary Presnell
on or prior to June 14, 1999.


JULIE McCLURE


ESTATE SALE!
Offering nice CANAL HOME with 2BR/2BA in Bay
Palms! Features open living area with living room
off Florida room, nice kitchen with built-ins and
master bedroom includes den ideal for computer
set-up. Seawall rebuilt and new dock installed
1997. New Trane air/heat system. A few cosmetics
will go a long way. Situated just seconds to open
end of canal. Reduced price $210,000.

Offering nice duplexes and "near Gulf properties".
Call for further details. All great rentals.



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FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
'We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria. Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
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3BR/2BA POOL HOME
Well located in pleasant residential area of
Holmes Beach. Large lanai and caged
pool. Dick Maher/Dave Jones 778-4800.
$199,500. MLS 36159


ANNA MARIA ISLAND HOME Spacious
3BR/3BA open floor plan, hardwood floors,
fireplace, screened balcony, more than 4,000
sq. ft. under one roof. Boat ramp and dock large
enough to accommodate sailboat. No bridges
to Tampa Bay. All this for $375,000. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS 32547
(941) 778-4800 Toll Free 800-237-2252


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ISLAND GEM
Contemporary 3BR/2.5BA large home,
completely updated. Master bedroom and
bath upstairs with balcony overlooking
great room with skylights and vaulted ceil-
ing. $185,000. Dick Maher/Dave Jones
778-4800. MLS 36165








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

5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach FL 34217


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VACATION AND ANNUAL RENTALS

I ANN HARMON is now associated
with OLD FLORIDA REALTY COMPANY
as the Rental Manager.
S Please call 778-6849 if I can
S assist in rentals.
Ann Harmon

0s^ Company



2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, Fl 34217
Sales (941) 778-3377 Rentals (800) 778-9599


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Appraisals

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RESIDENTIAL
DUPLEX 2BR/1.5BA each side. Family room and porch one side. Total
2,300+ living area. 309 65th, Holmes Beach. $229,500.
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA, 2,006 sq.
ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo'ize. $440,000
WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA, lot 100x130.
Immaculate, attractive, lush landscape. $375,000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. $175,000.CHOICE
ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $425,000.
CALL US ABOUT BRAND NEW HOMES HERE NOW
AND COMING SOON. From $150,000 and up.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
VACATION RENTALS. Homes/Villas & Condos.
ANNUAL: Waterway Condo $900/month.

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhp.infi.net TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.COM


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BY HARVEY ESTES AND NANCY SALOMON / EDITED


ACROSS
1 Action film
sequence
6 TV monitor?
9 Kind of car
13 Twist
18 Until, in Tijuana
19 Solid backing
21 Sauce
22 Suggestions
23 Deep red garnet
24 Not skimpy
25 One who wants
the creme de
mint?
27 Steak, e.g.
29 Relations
30 Bewail
31 He's a doll
32 Tilts
33 Simple sack
34 Failures
37 Basted
38 Macaroni shape
41 Pro--
42 Very smart
44 Professional
suffix
47 Sound of
thunder
48 Where a suit
may be pressed
51 Large-print
edition of the
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53 Do-nothing
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56 The Tin M.T.M.
57 Brezhnev, to
Khrushchev
58 Yacht centers
60 Veneer
61 Slicker
62 Subject of
environmental-
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64 Plantations'
stations
66 "-- stirreth up
strifes":
Proverbs
67 Heavy
70 Some clarinets
71 Street clearer
72 Greenish blue
73 Nostril wrinkler
74 Ice pack?
77 Love symbol
78 "Go on..."
79 Fit
80 Bounce
81 Operative
82 Tricksters
84 Passes on
principle
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88 Brownie topper
91 Department in
Provence
92 ". .. sat down
beside -"
93 Actor Vigoda
96 Where U.P.S. is
headquartered
98 Visitor from the
sticks


102 Furniture
ensemble
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105 Crime scene
evidence
106 Gardener's
gadget
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neighbor
108 Plains Indian
109 Ships
110 Major finale?
111 Pepper, for one
112 More reliable
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2 Tonkin Delta
capital
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4 Phaser setting
5 Suffer
embarrassment
6 Parking lot sign
7 Occurred
8 Loon
9 Fallen apart
10 Slammer
11 Poet's time of
day
12 Stag party?
13 Boxer's sparring
partner, at times
14 School without
dorms
15 Subject of
sailors'
knowledge
16 Big splash
17 Stimulates
19 Heavy blow
20 Prepares for a
hand


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26 No longer hot
28 Button in Bond's
car
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34 Dolt
35 Blyth of
"Mildred Pierce"
36 Looked down on
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32-Across
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39 Follower of the
news?
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and forth in it
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43 Barbarous
brutes
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46 Counterfeit
cops?
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answer"
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star
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hockey
infraction
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resident
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63 Detour
64 Chairman of
note
65 Two-time Emmy
winner as best
actor in a
comedy


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68 Barge-
69 Jay's home
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unhappiness
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71-Down
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name,
987-1328


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76 Expensive gift
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gold
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selection
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nuclear agcy.


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88 Bags of 94 Pig out
diamonds 95 Computer
89 Liszt's "La command
Campanella," 97 "- forgive our
e.g. debtors"
90 Set straight 98 Western weapon
92 Noted park 99 H.S. subject
name 100 Let out
93 One of 3.5 101 Major animal?
billion 104 Bit of repartee


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