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Creation Date: July 7, 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: July 7, 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


The replacement of sorely needed playground equip-
ment at Anna Maria Elementary School is now being re-
alized after months of successful fundraising by members
of the Parent-Teachers Organization and generous contri-
butions from members of the community.
Bob Barlow, a member of the PTO who is oversee-
ing the project, said the playground "raising" will take
place at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10.
Barlow reminds the many volunteers who have
already signed up that they are needed Saturday and
invites others to join the event. Workers should
B.Y.O.W.B. that is bring your own wheel barrow -


if you have one. Shovels and five-gallon buckets will
also be needed.
Food and drink will be provided. Free child care
will be available compliments of Dolphin Daycare and
Preschool. Contact Dawn Wash at 778-1353 to pre-
register for day care.
PTO President Joyce Karp said $40,000 has been
raised to date and she expects the $60,000 goal should
be reached before the end of the year.
Donations can be mailed to the school at 4700 Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217, or contact Karp at
778-2995 for other donation arrangements.


Fun for everyone at Fourth of July parade, festival
Rain could 't dampen the spirits of the Anna Maria Island Privateers or the revelers at this year's first-ever
two-day Independence Day Festival over the weekend on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. The festival,
including a crawfish boil at the Bridge Tender Inn, Connie and Scott in the parking lot at Key West Willie's,
and everything in between, went on between intermittent showers and late-afternoon downpours. For more
pictures, see inside. Islander Photo: Susan Kesselring


Holmes Beach hires phone

evacuation notification service


B\ Pat Copeland
Isl,u;ndr Reporter
The next time a hurricane Cear do,.n on Anna
Maria Island. Holmes Beach resident", s ill get a phone
call advising them to pack up and leave.
City commissioners la-t eek cas e the go-ahead to,
Police Chiefl Ja\ Romin: t' -.g i:p '.'. ith an:. eva-cuat:on
notification csrvicc. Romine 'aid he learned about tieC
service at a recent hurricane conference.
"The computerized se-e ice is in Tampa." Romine
said. "The company contract, s ith !oc .i2 :uificipalitie-.
specifically in the Tampa Ba\ area. \c'he.:n :he cot.
orders an evacuation. me notify the comopani,."
The company will have a message pre-recorded by
Romine that identifies him and describes the emer-
gency and impending evacuation. The cit v. ill obtain
residents' phone numbers from the Manatee Count'y
Emergency Communications Center and pro\ ide them
to the company.
"The computer will telephone every listed resident
in the city." Romine noted. "If it gets an answering ma-
chine. it will redial within the hour and continue to re-
dial unti! it reaches an actual person. It gives people a


designated number. such as the Island Emergency
Operation. Center. to call for more information."
The sy tem can make up to 20.000 calls per hour
for each municipality. Holimes Beach ha, about 5.500
residences.
"c It i o, e u m h u of m,:npoll.. thi .e

>are pci pie kno,. about an e:.acuation." Rmine noted.
Last ear during the trime oi a. ..e -'.iere doing that. the
res id-ent" ere at '.ork. VWith the s-er, .ie. reide s can

Thne ctc.I . 1 e nar.re.a n r Z,.. Pf' CCT ir :
said. The good ne.s i, : that 75 percent ,f that cost .:. ::
be reimbursed bv the Federal Emergenc'. Managemnc...
Agency.
'It's i e- cost effective." Romine said. "There's no
maintenance fee. up fro nt cost or cost to act.ii ate it
'%e nel er use i itit v.ont cost us a dimrre.
Resident Joan Perry objected to the commission'
decision to subscribe to the service.
"I've got some privacy problems with it." Perry
said. "You're accessing a 911 list. There's another '.'ay,
to do this b- using the 911 ring-down feature."


ISLANDER


Helping hands needed


for playground 'raising'


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ......................... .. ................ 6
Those Were the Days ................................. 7
Announcem ents ..................... .................. 10
Streetlife ........................... ................... 14
Sports Rap .................. .............. ........ 15
Anna Maria Island tides .............................. 18
Real estate ........................ ......... ............. 20
Crossword puzzle.................. .................... 28


Public meeting

Monday on new

FEMA rules
Attention Island elected officials, building
officials, planners, contractors and other inter-
ested residents.
A meeting on the new legislation affecting
the Federal Emergency Management Agency's
50 percent rule is slated for July 12 at 7 p.m. in
Holmes Beach City Hall. The 50 percent rule
governs the remodeling and reconstruction of
homes and buildings in the coastal high hazard
area, which includes Anna Maria Island.
FEMA representative Brad Loar and
Florida Department of Community Affairs'
coordinator Charles Speights will make a pre-
sentation and respond to questions from the
audience.



Island post-


disaster plan

receives


national praise
By Pat Copeland
Isladlcr Reporter
Lauded by state officials for its uniqueness, Ihe
Island's Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plan has also
won an award from the National Association of Re-
gional Councils.
The NARC awarded its certificate of Excellence to
the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council for the plan,
which was written by Gerald Smelt, TBRPC's govern-
ment services coordinator.
"It's a pretty important initiative," Eric Poole, plan-
ning manager of the Florida Division of Emergency
Management, said about the plan. "Only a handful of
communities across the state have actually done one of
these plans. With all three cities participating, it shows
a common sense approach to an important planning
document."
Smelt said the plan is unique because it's one docu-
ment for three separate communities located on one
barrier Island and it shows increased cooperation and
coordination of the cities on emergency issues.
Smelt met recently with Island officials to present
the completed plan. He praised staff members and plan-
nine commissioners of the three cities and Manatee
County for their help in dcceloping the document.
"'I ant to re-empha ize that it', an Iland-w.'ide
ot-di master p!an. Smelt explained. It reflocs the
.' ide ranu e of o ni oni and ie.';,s of rcid:t nt, of 'he
Island.
Smelt -aid the plan is p i dr:.en ratner r:n a
PLEAS SEE DISAS'IER PLAN, NEXT PAGE


JULY 7, 1999


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND







M] PAGE 2 K JULY 7, 1999 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Budget deliberations under way in Anna Maria


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria is faced with coughing up an
additional $52,000 to continue police protection though
the Manatee County sheriffs office.
Despite a hefty price tag for restoring the city's pier
and more money to be shelled out for public safety, Anna
Maria city expects to spend $309,000 less in 2000 than it
did in 1998-99.
The current police budget is $323,749, but the
sheriff s proposed budget for next fiscal year is $375,628.
The City of Anna Maria doesn't have its own police
force, choosing instead to contract with Manatee County
Sheriff Charlie Wells to provide police coverage.
The proposed figure incensed two elected officials.
Commissioner George McKay wanted to know why the
city wasn't informed of the increase before starting its
budget review.
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said each year the
sheriffs office gets more belligerent in its requests.
According to the service agreement from the sheriff s
office, the increase is based on "several factors, including
the salaries of those officers who will be assigned to your
city and funding to support a seventh officer to assist in
coverage."
Advance negotiations between the city and the sher-
iff may have resulted in the city having to pay less, he said.
Commissioners met Thursday, July 8, to review a
preliminary budget for fiscal year 1999-00. The final bud-
get will take effect Oct. 1.
The discontinuation of the one cent sales surtax didn't
help matters, but the city is holding its own partly due to


Holmes Beach

ordinance

changing terms

of office comes

up Tuesday
Holmes Beach city commissioners seeking to
change the length of time in office from two to
four years forgot a major component of their board
- the mayor.
Commissioners learned last week that the or-
dinance that would change commissioners' terms
of office does not include the mayor's term. Com-
missioners agreed to consider the ordinance at the
next work session July 13.
If approved by commissioners, the ordinance
must also be approved by voters at a general elec-
tion before going into effect. Commissioners plan
to have the ordinance on the ballot for the March
14, 2000 election.


Disaster plan
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
regulatory document. Its purpose is to provide direction
to city officials and staffs in post-disaster situations.
The next step is to develop regulations that will imple-
ment the plan.
The three cities must adopt the plan by resolution
and amend their comprehensive plans to recognize the
document as the plan to fulfill the state's post-disaster
requirements. Smelt said.
Poole said that since Hurricane Andrew almost
seven years ago. federal, state and local governments
have spent hundreds of millions of dollars helping
communities recover from storms. State officials have
realized it is too expensive to continue to rebuild after
disasters.
"There's one thing we've learned in order for a
community to sustain itself over time it must under-
stand its risks and vulnerabilities and develop a plan
like this in case it's hit by disaster." Poole said. "By
having a plan in place, the cities are in a good position
to take advantage of some of the funding availabilities
immediately after the hurricane hits."
According to state requirements. the goal of the
plan is to eliminate the exposure of human life and
public and private property to natural hazards by regu-
lating development and redevelopment and eliminating
inappropriate and unsafe development.


increased rent for the city pier, a reduction in employee
salaries and a leaner capital improvement budget.
The city is asking for a minimum of $60,000 rent on
the city pier as compared to the $28,500 per year it gets
now.
Two employee salaries were shaved, amounting to
approximately $15,000, with the resignation of seven-year
clerk Peg Nelson and Jerice Wing, deputy city clerk and
technical advisor.
A $180,000 stormwater project is completed and
projects of its caliber are not expected the following fis-
cal year.
Anticipated 1999-00 revenues are $1,055,626 with
anticipated expenditures $1,091,477. This year's budget
revenues were $1,104,973 and expenditures totaled
$1,400,653.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said he plans to meet with
officials this week to attempt to shave some dollars off the
proposed figure.
The city applied for a $100,000 matching grant from
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in
September and was recently informed it was approved for
funding.
How to budget $100,000 for the pier renovation was
a topic of conversation at both budget workshops. Using
funds in the pier escrow account was one such option, but
it was determined this money couldn't be touched.
However, much of the cost of restoring the pier is
absorbed by less money being spent on infrastructure.
Public Works Director Phil Charock is foregoing a
storage shed, budgeted in the current year at $62,000, and
is instead asking for $25,000 for new equipment. He said


he needs an attachable sweeper and hopper priced at
$3,000 and a new generator which is expected to cost
$22,500.
Commissioner Max Znika suggested Charnock look
at government surplus for a used generator to save the city
money.
Chamock also projected more money in building
permit revenues, up $25,000 over the current year's
$50,000.
City Clerk Laura Vogel said none of the city's com-
puter equipment is Y2K compliant and upgrading is
needed. Estimates to bring the city computers up to speed
are between $14,000 and $17,000.
A yearly donation to the Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center will increase from the current $15,000, though
the percentage of increase is not known at this time. Two
other charitable donations were requested, one from Keep
Manatee Beautiful for $500 and the other from the Anna
Maria Art League for $400.
Anna Maria taxpayers will not see a millage increase
this year. Revenue from ad valorem is anticipated to be
$532,068, up from the current $511,041, thanks to in-
creased property values.
The proposed millage rate, to remain at 2 mills, must
be filed at the tax collector's office by July 31 as a tenta-
tive measure. From that point on, the rate cannot be in-
creased, only decreased. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of
assessed property, less homestead exemption, if appli-
cable.
Commissioners will hold future budget hearings un-
til a final draft is completed. No workshops have been
scheduled as of press time.


'Wes and Wes Show' has an all new truck
Bradenton Beach sanitation workers Wes Stump and Wes Wunz have a new "toy" a $129,000 garbage
truck. At 32 feet long, the new truck is the same length as the old one, but it can "turn on a dime" and hold
much, much more trash. Islander Photo: Paul Roat



Who gets the money depends on


EXACTLY how check is written


That old buzz phrase "public-private partnership" has
taken on new meaning between the Tingley Memorial
Library and the Bradenton Beach City Commission.
The library was created through a bequeath by
Beulah Hooks-Tingley upon her death in 1986. She left
about S600.000 to the city for enlargement of the then-
small library. The funds earned interest over several
years while a library board was formed and the library
was built. It opened in February 1994 behind city hall
on Second Street.
The bulk of the library's expenses today come out
of interest earned from the remainder of the bequeath.
which is invested through Bradenton Beach state-ap-
proved investments.
However. there is an aggressive fundraising pro-
gram in place by the library board. Those funds -
from book sales, library cards, overdue book fines or
donations go into a special library board account
and are used for "operation and betterment of the li-
brary." according to the library. Expenditure of those
funds is at the discretion of the library board through
a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the Florida


Department of State.
And that's where the rub comes: if someone gives
the library S10 as a donation, does it go under city ju-
risdiction and is placed in the city account, or does the
money go to the library board account?
The answer depends on exactly how the check, or
the cash, is earmarked, according to a decision by the
city commission last week.
City commissioners agreed that funds from book
sales would go to the library board, even though some
of the books sold may have originally been bought with
interest earned from the original Tingley bequeath,
which would make the books technically city-owned:
Library card funds would also go to the library
board, as would overdue book fines.
"Donations" apparently are the sticking point.
Under a city resolution approved last week, city, library
officials and the donor will determine into just which
account the donation will go, city or library board ac-
counts.
All library board accounts will continue to be au-
dited annually by the city.







Holmes Beach chief seeks OK

to close bars during evacuation


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER M JULY 7, 1999 M PAGE 3 []
Meeting action: don't meet
In a very brief meeting, members of the Barrier
Island Elected Officials Forum decided on one thing:
not too meet for the next two months.


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
It's a hurricane party: A bar filled with cel-
ebrants consuming large quantities of alcohol during
an evacuation.
It's not a pretty sight to police officers trying to
evacuate the Island, said Holmes Beach Police Chief
Jay Romine.
Romine asked city commissioners last week to
pass an ordinance giving him the power to close bars
during mandatory evacuations. Commissioners heart-
ily endorsed his request.
"Last year when Manatee County ordered the evacu-
ation during Hurricane Georges we ran into a problem,"
Romine explained. "We were going up and down every
street evacuating residents and one of our local establish-
ments decided to stay open and disregard the order."
Romine said the bar owner defied orders to leave

Commission lightens up
outdoor dining
regulations
Holmes Beach city commissioners last week ap-
proved a revised ordinance governing outdoor dining.
Patrons will no longer be required to order $5 in
food in order to enjoy an alcoholic beverage at an out-
door table.
In addition, if a restaurant owner wants to add out-
door dining, he may increase the restaurant's approved
seating capacity if he has enough parking spaces to
meet the city's code.
All other original regulations remain in place in-
cluding the following:
The restaurant cannot serve alcoholic beverages
outdoors between the hours of 10 p.m. and noon.
A restaurant cannot serve alcoholic beverages
outdoors unless 51 percent of the restaurant's gross
sales is from the sale of food or non-alcoholic bever-
ages.


and chose to stay open, saying "If you can put me in jail
I'll close, if not I'll stay open and make money."
Romine said the bar had about 30 patrons at the time.
A local television station held a live broadcast there and
reporters converged on the bar, exacerbating the situation.
"I hope this is a very simple deal and I'm not looking
to open a huge can of worms," Romine said. "We didn't
realize we didn't have an ordinance to give us the authority
to order a bar to close down during a mandatory evacua-
tion. We cannot physically force people to leave the Is-
land."
Romine said it's a different matter if people
choose to stay on the Island during an evacuation but
stay in their own homes. They don't create problems
that divert the officers' time and attention from the
evacuation as a bar filled with people having a party
is likely to do.
Romine said Florida state statutes give authority to
close a business to the local sheriff's office, but he
doesn't want to rely on the sheriff s office to do the job
or distract from the deputies' evacuation duties.
"It's not something that's going to be used unless
it's necessary, but I would like to have an ordinance
available," Romine said. "I want to make it clear that
I'm not out to harass anyone or punish any business
owner, but I have to consider the overall public safety
of all the residents of the city."
Mayor Carol Whitmore asked if the ordinance
would also govern convenience stores selling alcoholic
beverages.
"There's a difference between convenience stores
and bars," Romine noted. "If someone wants to buy a
12-pack and go home and have a hurricane party in his
home and let us find his body after it's over, that's fine.
But when you get 30 people together in a bar having a
party, we need to control it."
Commissioners asked the city attorney to draft an
ordinance for first reading at the July 13 meeting.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens asked that
the city notify the bar owners about the ordinance
after its passage.


Anna Maria City
7/14, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session
Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.


Bradenton Beach
7/9, 9 a.m., Commission budget work session
7/15, 1 p.m., Commission meeting
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
7/13, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by
work session
7/15, 7 p.m., Planning Commission
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
7/8, 10 a.m., Manasota League of Cities,
Sarasota City Hall, 1565 First St., Sarasota.
7/12, 7 p.m., Meeting on new legislation
affecting the Federal Emergency Management
Agency's 50 percent rule,
Holmes Beach City Hall.
7/14, 10 a.m., Island Emergency Operations
Center, Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.


Oops
Bradenton Beach and Florida laws exempt cos-
metic interior renovations from permit requirements up
to $1,000 in value. Also, not all interior renovations are
exempt from the Federal Emergency Management
Agency's "50-percent rule," only "cosmetic" or "mi-
nor" improvements. An article in the June 30 edition of
The Islander Bystander stated otherwise.


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IM PAGE 4 a JULY 7, 1999 K THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER

Commission tries another tack to help motelier


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Motel-owner John Pace has been caught between
a rock and a hard place.
Pace's Aquarius Beach Resort, 105 39th St., was
brought before the city commission last year regarding
the number of rental units allowed at the facility.
Pace, who purchased the property in 1991, said he
rented 10 units until he and his wife moved from the
property and their 1 th unit became available to rent.
That's when the situation came to the city's atten-
tion.
According to the city, prior to 1981 the owner was
renting nine units, living in one or allowing a manager
to occupy the 10th unit.
An 11th unit was added in 1981 as a model to pro-
mote the sale of timeshare units. As approved by the
city commission, no more than 10 units could be occu-
pied and once the original 10 units were sold it was to
become a recreation room.
Pace said his family, as well as the previous owner,
lived in the I Ith unit and city officials were aware of
the unit.
In order to address the problem, Holmes Beach city
commissioners asked the city attorney to draft a special
exception ordinance, creating a special non-conformity
status for buildings or structures that do not comply
with the city's requirements but are not considered non-
conformities.
Planning commissioners discussed the ordinance
in May and recommended against its adoption. They
said it would open the door to density increases and

Going, going,
gone i
It wasn't irate citizens that l -
brought down city hall in @
Holmes Beach last week,
but a demolition company's
heavy equipment. The
abandoned building was -
razed to make way for a
public park and butterfly
garden. Islander Photo: t
Pat Copeland.


does not conform to the city's comprehensive plan.
City commissioners then asked the city attorney to
revise density provision in the proposed ordinance and
send it back to the planning commission for comment.
According to the original ordinance, the property
owner must make application for the special status and
meet specific criteria. The applicant must show that:
He was not the owner at the time the non-com-
pliance was created and he had no knowledge of it, or
it was created without his knowledge or consent.
He has not attempted to avoid compliance.
Bringing the property into compliance will cre-
ate an undue hardship on him.
"The planning commission's concerns are well
taken," City Attorney Patricia Petruff noted. "If there
is consensus to make the ordinance workable, you
could amend the density provisions to require that the
density existed prior to the date of the adoption of our
comprehensive plan."
Another option would be for Pace to apply for relief
under the state's private property rights act, Petruff said.
Pace would be required to demonstrate that the deletion
of one unit would constitute an "inordinate burden."
"In that process the property owner would make an
application and present evidence showing the inordinate
burden and evidence about the decrease in the value of his
property," Petruff explained. "Then the commission
would make a decision based on that specific situation."
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger asked what the
density was when the building was constructed.
"It was 22 units per acre," Assistant Public Works
Supervisor Bill Saunders replied. "However, he has


less than half an acre, so the builder at the time would
have been allowed 10 units. That's the way it was built
- nine rentals and a manager's unit. Mr. Borstelman
[the previous owner] cut the 10th unit in half and made
two units."
"Pace got into this innocently enough," Chairman
Roger Lutz noted. "He didn't try to hide it and he paid
his taxes. He got caught in a bureaucratic mess. We
ought to try to help him, but I don't want to make a
sham of our ordinances or set any bad precedents."
Maloney said he is concerned about the density
issue and said to Pace, "When you bought it you were
had and I don't feel the city has a responsibility to bail
you out."
"I've been honest about it and submitted honest
paperwork," Pace replied. "It's been existing for 18
years. If you were in my shoes you would feel the same
way, especially when your family's economy depends
on it."
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens suggested that
Pace apply for a variance. Petruff said the city has no
provisions for variances to density requirements.
Pace asked about grandfathering. Bohnenberger
said the city cannot grandfather something that was
never legal.
Bohnenberger asked Petruff for a recommendation
and she said the city could ask Pace to seek relief un-
der the private property rights act.
Under that act, an applicant must file a complaint
within three months of the government's action, but the
city government has not taken any action to harm Pace,
Lutz noted.
"There's not enough case law for me to be able to
specifically address the issue raised by Mr. Lutz,"
Petruff replied. "That particular issue has not been liti-
gated. I think it could be argued either way."
Petruff said the city could deny Pace's request for
a rental license for the 11th unit, but she is unsure
whether that would constitute the type of action that
would be considered under the law.
Lutz said he's not comfortable with the private
property rights act option.
"It only makes legal sense if you feel there's a need
for an ordinance which gives you some flexibility for
those odd and quirky special circumstances that arise,"
Petruff said. "Over the years we've had several of
them. This situation is made more difficult because it
has a density issue in it."


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Island road woes focus of traffic study


By Paul Roat
Traffic management through better communica-
tion, planning and outright avoidance could ease road
woes on the Island in the next few years through a pro-
posal in the works by regional traffic planners.
The model program will be tried out on Anna
Maria Island and Longboat Key. If it works here, the
plan will be expanded throughout the Manatee-
Sarasota region.
Eventual price tag for the regional plan: $1.5 mil-
lion of mostly-federal funds. And some elements of the
proposal could be started soon, based on Sarasota-


Church hosts
women's seminar
Saturday
"A Woman of Honor" is the theme of this
year's annual women's seminar to be held at Is-
land Baptist Church from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 10. Robbie Leech will be teach-
ing the New Testament book of Colossians.
Registration is $7, which includes refresh-
ments and lunch. All women and teen girls are
invited and encouraged to bring a friend for a
day of praise, worship, teaching and fellowship.
There will be no nursery or children's pro-
gram this year. The church is located at 8605
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. For information, call
778-4573.

Holmes Beach has 2
certified inspectors
Holmes Beach recently became the first Island city
to have two certified building inspectors. Assistant
Public Works Supervisor Bill Saunders received his
certification May 17 from the Council of American
Building Officials. For the past three years, Saunders
has been attending classes given by the Southern Build-
ing Code Congress International.


Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization approval.
The plan is called Advanced Traveler Information
System. The system "gathers real-time traffic and road-
way data and converts it into useful traveler informa-
tion such as travel time, location of roadway mainte-
nance activities, and location of severity of traffic in-
cidents," according to an engineering report from the
University of South Florida.
Basically, the proposal calls for traffic information
to be presented to motorists through a variety of media
- radio, television, telephone call-in systems, the
Internet and roadside signs. Planners hope that motor-
ists will get some clue as to how bad roadway condi-
tions are before they start a trip. The information will
then help them decide how long the trip will take oi
if it's even worth it.
If you're going to leave the Island, wouldn't it be
nice to know if a bridge is out or a bad accident would
turn a normal 20-minute jaunt into a three-hour ordeal?
Providing that information is the goal of the ATIS.
The islands were chosen for the study because of pe-
rennial traffic congestion problems. The USF preliminary
study spells out things Islanders know all too well:
Traffic demand has exceeded the capacity of in-
tersections during peak season.
There is no alternative road in this area and it is
difficult for the en-route vehicles to avoid congestion
in case of accidents.
Most travelers are not familiar with their sur-
roundings in this area. This unfamiliarity results in the
reduction of the capacity at intersections and increases
the traffic tension of the travelers.
Lack of existing surveillance and communication
infrastructure makes the travelers unaware of current
traffic conditions when an incident happens. Thus, their
trips may add more congestion to the traffic and make
traffic conditions worse.
It is that last point that MPO members hope to ad-
dress quickly. As Sarasota County Commissioner Nora
Patterson put it, "Why not get the information about
traffic conditions to people as soon as possible? If I'm
stuck in traffic at a bridge, I need to know if it's worth


my time to stay put if the bridge is going to clear soon,
or whether I should turn around and take another bridge
to the islands."
Manatee County Commissioner. Joe McClash
agreed and MPO members concurred, that signs both
on and off the Island are needed to inform motorists of
traffic or bridge problems.
"It seems like a very simple, very quick solution,"
McClash said. "I'd like to see some costs."
The signage issue was suggested several years ago
by then-Holmes Beach City Commissioner Billie Mar-
tini. The matter was dropped at the time when sign
costs were deemed prohibitive.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said police
in that city are in the process of getting sandwich
boards printed that would inform motorists of traffic
problems. The signs would be kept in patrol cars and
placed along the side of roads where traffic is backed
up or stopped, to inform motorists of problems ahead
and advise alternate routes.
The initial USF study to develop the Advanced
Traveler Information System cost $20,000. A more
detailed plan has been approved at a cost of $200,000.



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Any way you slice it
Holmes Beach city commissioners will be debating
the relative merits of changing their elected terms of of-
fice and that of the mayor from two to four years next
week. Our shorttake on the change: If it ain't broke, don't
try to fix it.
All cities on Anna Maria Island have two-year terms
for elected officials. In a review of the charter in Bradenton
Beach several years ago, a group of citizens debated the
same term change and opted for the status quo.
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney, the
major proponent of the term increase, says he finds him-
self postponing issues a year before the election to focus;
on campaigning. He wants four years in office, apparently
without the worry of whether voters support his opinions.
We look at it just the other way.
If two years doesn't allow a elected officials to fulfill
campaign-platform goals, they're not planning well. If a
commissioner focuses more on re-election than immedi-
ate business, his/her focus is obviously wrong.
In cities the size of those on Anna Maria Island,
sweeping reform is seldom warranted or wanted. Cam-
paign goals should be easily achieved in two years for
those who are willing to carry out election promises.
In Holmes Beach, we're talking about elections where
most candidates have stood on their record, amounting to
popularity contests more than reform proposals, without
investing time, money or effort into campaigns. Only re-
cently have candidates aggressively pursued the almighty
campaign dollar with a vengeance.
It shouldn't take more than two years to "give some-
thing back to the community," the second-most common
election promise we hear out here.
The foremost promise being "to protect us from
changing the paradise we all love."
Now Maloney says he needs four years to make real
changes in Holmes Beach without having to worry about
campaigning for re-election.
The idea of stumping among the voters every two
years gets officials back to the people they represent to
hear their complaints, kudos and criticism and to con-
front opponents. Unfortunately, the scenario doesn't play
out as intensely in off-election years.
We can't think of a better example to make our point
than a four-year term for the likes of former-mayor Bob
VanWagoner. It's best to remember that sometimes what
looks good going in can turn sour after time and four
years can be a very long time.
A good commissioner/mayor is welcomed back by
resounding results at the polls and often it's a "cake-walk"
election for them. For candidates seeking assurance of a
four-year term to achieve change, we suggest that noth-
ing should be of greater assurance to an elected official
than receiving the endorsement of the people through the
ballot box often.
Every two years. (No baloney.)


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Gladiolus dissent
We are very unhappy with the decision to close
Gladiolus Street to parking. We hope the rights and
privileges of the many people who enjoy walking at
Bean Point and find it too far to get there on foot from
their homes will be considered.
We own a house on Crescent Drive, have owned it
since 1985 and have paid taxes ever since. Over the
years we have parked on Gladiolus Street on many
occasions and we would like to continue doing so.
Surely no one person, or family, should have the
right to decide who can park or walk on public streets.
Let's be careful that a small group of people isn't
allowed to infringe on the rights of others.
Elke and Stanley Funk, Anna Maria

A message to Anna Maria
residents: stand up, be counted
A June 23 article in The Islander Bystander titled
"Anna Maria doesn't care what you do south of the
border" was very enlightening. A building permit to
put in vinyl floors nonsense you all say. How about
a building permit to repair your window screens? It's
true.
For years and years Anna Maria functioned well
and so did its elected officials. I have no idea what's
going on now.
As citizens of this community we have to really
think about how we vote at election time. These people
we elect are the ones that hire the people who are try-
ing to control our lives. It seems they are fueling their
egos, or whatever, at the citizens' expense.
Most of us worked hard all of our lives and are still
doing it. We've paid our taxes, abided by the law and
lived by the rules, so why do we begin letting a particu-
lar few start to bully us around?
We don't have to take it. Start going to the commis-
sion meetings in groups with your friends and neighbors
and voice your opinions. Let them know that we've had
enough and at the next election, let's find out what the
candidates are truly for and hold them to it.
This isn't the Anna Maria of old or even a few
years ago and I was raised here 67 years. Everything
used to be agreed on with a handshake and a smile, but


not anymore.
So Phil Charnock, building inspector, has a sign in
his office that reads "Welfare should be as hard to get
as a building permit."
Does he think this is funny? I don't and neither
does anyone else that I talked to about it. Charnock is
supposed to be helping us. He's not, so why do we have
him working for us? Haven't you all had enough of
being pushed around? Let's get this gang out of office
next election the whole lot of them and start over.
I wonder what those men that died on the beaches
of Normandy and in the South Pacific would think if
they saw the state of affairs that's happening across this
country and in small towns like Anna Maria. It makes
me wonder if they would be proud they gave their lives
for this type of nonsense.
Why don't all of you building contractors refuse to
do work in Anna Maria? Then you'll see how fast
things change. Or form an association and hire a law-
yer. Don't let them push you guys around.
All of these building permits and rules and regula-
tions: Why? This Island has survived a long, long time
without them. Maybe there's more to these building
permits than meets the eye. As Greek philosopher
Tacitus said, "The more a government legislates and
regulates, the more it mires in corruption."
Reporter Kesselring, keep digging, who knows
what you'll find.
A 10 percent savings on your flood insurance -
hogwash! That doesn't come close to what the build-
ing permits cost for a small amount of work on your
home.
Earl Crawley, Anna Maria


Former contributor grateful
Thank you for your generous scholarship granted
by The Islander Bystander. I have such happy memo-
ries writing for the paper. In many ways, I began my
writing education there. Now, I may continue that edu-
cation at the University of Florida with the help of your
scholarship. I will keep you posted on my progress and
plan to continue my subscription in Gainesville. Thank
you so much, again, for all you have done for me.
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THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 6, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


American doughboys arriving in France in 1918 rode to the front in "40 and 8's. "



RIDING THE RAILS


The morning after they landed in
France on Christmas Day of 1917, the
men of the Sixth Engineers were on a
train puffing eastward to the war front.
They rode packed into dinky boxcars
the Americans dubbed "40 and 8's" -
room for 40 men or eight horses.
,'- The trip of nearly 400 hundred
miles in below freezing temperatures
took 48 hours, standing up all the way.
Everyone had been cautionedhnot-totry:
to sit or lie down for fear of frostbite.
Nevertheless, a soldier in Company E
- Anna Marian Clair Jones 's outfit -
was found on the floor in the morning
unable to get up .
"His legs were frozen ind the medic
said he would be crippled for life,"
Clair's buddy Will Austin noted in his
diary.
The town they arrived at on Dec. 28
was a 14th-century hamlet southeast of
Paris called Champlitte. It was charm-
ing, but living and working conditions
were frightful.
Will wrote: "Our work was unload-
ing parts of barracks at the railway sta-
tion, then hauling them about two miles
down a long, long hill, across a river,
then up another long hill. The hills and
streets were slippery with ice and the
people were not very kind. We had to
wash and shave at hydrants in the street.
"Seventeen of us were billeted in
one attic. For fuel we were allowed three
pounds of wood each. It was all green
and it had to be given to the kitchen as
there was an insufficient supply to cook
our meals. At last we managed among
us to get together enough green wood
for a small fire in a heater in the attic;
but nothing could be found for kindling.
"We were in despair. So when some
of the boys, on entering the house, found
the old Frenchman's sabots standing
neatly by the door, they gave in to temp-
tation and carried them off to the attic.
Split with a bayonet they did very nicely
as kindling, combined with parts of a
cupboard, which we took to pieces as
needed."
The Americans had not been issued
the proper clothes for working in the in-
tense cold of January. Keeping warm
somehow was a constant worry.
"We had only our light shoes," Will
wrote. "Our gloves lasted just three


days. And none of us had caps. Many
had their ears frozen. Not having
proper shoes, our feet got soaked
through; and as the fires were insuffi-
cient to get our boots properly dried by
night, we found it better not to take our
shoes off, but to simply loosen the laces
and sleep with them on. Our feet re-
mained warmer, and our shoes dried
out a little. Otherwise the leather was
so;-we and-fr:ozen it was i fficu1 tb get
them on in the morning.
On Jan. 11 at 8:30 a.m. Company
E moved out, heading north to another
little town near the hilltop town of
Chamount, where Gen. John J. "Black-
jack" Pershing had his headquarters.
There were many soldiers camped in
the vicinity. Against the wishes of the
British and French commanders, who
desperately wanted the troops assigned
to their forces, Pershing was bent on
forming a separate American army.
At Chamount the officers had de-
luxe accommodations in a chateau, but
the enlisted men of Company E were
almost as bad off as they had been in
Champlitte (though they did have
warm clothing issued to them).
"Clair and I were billeted in a dis-
reputable old barn," Will wrote. "We
had to climb up a rickety old ladder to
the loft where we were to sleep. Clair
was half way up the ladder, his pipe
clenched between his teeth, his pack on
his back. I was at the foot feeling pretty
disgusted. (I must here say that I was
always amused by his marked Southern
accent in speaking.)
"'Well, Jones,' I said, 'How do
you like your new quarters?'
"He paused and looked down at me
with a gleeful twinkle in his eye and
taking his pipe out of his mouth re-
plied, 'When I remembuh that my
Redeemah was born in a stable, I entah
my abode with pride.'"
Austin added: "Clair hadn't been
overseas long when he was nicknamed
in our little bunch of special friends,
'The Holy Father.' There was always
some original nonsense going on be-
tween him and his congregation."

Next: A bit of
sightseeing


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Warrant arrest leads to Holmes Beach bust


Holmes Beach police converged on Cedar Cove
Motel, 2710 Gulf Drive, seeking a suspect wanted on
outstanding felony warrants and found the suspect with
a loaded gun as well as a cache of drugs.
On June 25, police were contacted by the Polk
County sheriff s office and told that the suspect, Shawn
Michael Burd, 21, of Lakeland, was staying at the
motel.
The sheriffs office advised police that Burd was
to be considered armed and dangerous.
Officers Jim Cumston, Vernon McGowan, Steve
Wolff and Eric Kuusela, along with Det. Sgt. Nancy
Rogers, arrived at the motel at 6:44 p.m. and obtained


a room key from the manager. However, when they
arrived at Burd's room, it was unlocked.
Officers entered the room and found Burd asleep
on the couch with a loaded .38 caliber semi-auto-
matic handgun on an ice cooler at his feet.
They placed Burd in custody.
Officers located Burd's girlfriend, Angeline
VanConant, 25, of Bowling Green, in the bedroom. They
said they received permission to search her purse and
found a bag of marijuana, two partial marijuana cigarettes,
two pipes used for smoking methamphetamine, a roach
clip and rolling papers. She was placed in custody.
Officers said when searching the room, they found


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$215.59 in cash and a bag containing ammunition, tar-
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Burd and VanConant were interviewed by both
Holmes Beach police and Polk County sheriff deputies.
Burd was charged with the outstanding warrants,
possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, posses-
sion of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug
paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
VanConant was charged with possession of mari-
juana and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Public art abounds in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
With the acquisition of two additional sculptures
by renowned artist Linda Howard, Holmes Beach has
become the Island's leader in public art.
Howard, a former resident of Key Royale, recently
donated two large aluminum sculptures to the city. One
titled "Star Center" is 24 feet long, 8 1/2 feet tall and
12 feet wide. The second titled "Star Swirl" is about
half that size.
Howard's sculptures can be seen at libraries, parks,
universities and art museums throughout the United
States. Her large pieces sell for $20,000 to $100,000.
Commission Chairman Roger Lutz last week an-
nounced that Howard has also donated two smaller
sculptures to the city. Lutz recommended that "Star
Center" be placed in the swale near the location of
the former city hall and "Star Swirl" be placed
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Lutz said he has adopted the traffic island at that
intersection and in addition to the sculpture, he plans
to add three benches, a bicycle rack, a trash receptacle
and plants.
"She gave them to us for free, but they need to have
clear lacquer put on them and be buffed out," Lutz told
commissioners "One needs a spot weld. The total cost
will be about $1,700."
Lutz said he gave the go-ahead for the work be-
cause Howard moved and there were time restrictions
on accepting possession of the artworks.
Lutz said if the city doesn't want the sculptures,
he'll take them for the cost of transporting and refur-
bishing them.
"If the city wants them, that's great," Lutz said. "I
think they're pretty spectacular."
Mayor Carol Whitmore said the sculpture that will
be placed in the swale will be elevated on 12-inch
blocks. When the swale fills with rainwater the sculp-
ture will appear to be floating.
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very surprised."
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens said the city
raised $1,700 during a yard sale of items and furnish-
ings from the former city hall. She recommended that
money be used to refurbish the sculptures.
Whitmore said The Islander Bystander is also will-
ing to sponsor a sculpture by artist Woody Candish for
city hall and another resident has offered to donate
ceramic tile for the pavilion.
Commissioners have approved a pavilion and
butterfly garden at the site of the former city hall.
"We need to have [Architect] Pat Fletcher come up
with a recommendation on how to tie it all in,"
Whitmore said.
Fletcher designed city hall.
"The butterflies will need a water source, a small
pond or something," Lutz pointed out.
"If Woody's sculpture also includes a waterfall,
maybe it could be used in conjunction with the butter-
fly garden."
Commissioners agreed to Lutz's suggestions.


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Lucy F. Barnes
Lucy F. Barnes of Bradenton died Monday, July
5, at Surry Place in Bradenton.
Barnes, 92, was born in Essex County, N.J., and
came to Manatee County from there in 1958.
She was a registered nurse and was a private
duty nurse on Anna Maria Island for many years.
Barnes was a member of Island Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Norma Corona, of
Glen Ridge, N.J.; a son, David Barnes, of Bradenton;
six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Louise K. Guild
Louise K. Guild, 90, of Bradenton Beach, died
June 29 in Casa Mora Rehab and Extended Care.
Born in Spring Valley, N.Y., Mrs. Guild came to
Manatee County from there in 1957. She was a


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homemaker. She attended Palma Sola Presbyterian
Church. She was a member of the Veterans of For-
eign Wars Auxiliary, served with the Ground Ob-
servers Corps during World War II and was a volun-
teer with the Manatee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Memorial service was held July 2 at Palma Sola
Presbyterian Church, Bradenton. Memorial Contri-
butions may be made to the Mental Health Associa-
tion of Manatee County, 1720 26th Ave. E.,
Bradenton, FL 34208, or to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
She is survived by three daughters, Gloria T.
DeVane, of Bradenton Beach; Anne L. Guild-
Donovan, of Rochester, N.Y., and Katherine P.
Lyons, of Ormond Beach; two sons, Gerald D., of
Clearwater, and Robert C., of Bradenton Beach; 19
grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Howard O. 'Elmo' Moery
Howard O. "Elmo" Moery, 82, of Bradenton,
died June 14 in Blake Medical Center.
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Jam Session," including
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salute and brief chaplain
service, which will be 2 to
5 p.m. Saturday, July 10," *
at Marina Bay Restaurant,
5325 Marina Drive, .
Holmes Beach.
Sons of the Beach and Moery
other local musicians will
be performing.
National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter,
was in charge of cremation arrangements. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238.
Born in Terre Haute, Ind., Mr. Moery came to
Manatee County from Muncie, Ind., in 1975. He was
employed with Warner Gear, Muncie. He was a pia-
nist with the popular Island Dixieland band, "Sons
of the Beach." He was Catholic.





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seum in St. Petersburg will present "Mesmerizing
Magnets" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at the Island
Branch Library.
The event is for all school-age children. The mu-
seum staff will surprise, entertain and educate the
audience about the wonder of magnets. No pre-reg-
istration is required.
Family storytime will be held at 7 p.m. Wednes-
day, July 14. In addition to stories, songs and other
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The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
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Treasure Hunt Bible event
at Roser next week
A Treasure Hunt Bible Adventure, the annual
Bible school, is planned next week at Roser Memorial
Community Church, with registration open now.
The school will be from 9 a.m. until noon daily
from Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16, at the
church, said Molly Parks, children's ministry coordi-
nator and vacation Bible school director.
Sponsored by Roser and Gloria Dei Lutheran
Church, it is open to all children from age 4 through
fifth grade, with older students sought to help in the
program. Transportation is available.
"Unique crafts, team-building games, lively bible
songs and treasure treats will show kids that the Bible
is the map and Jesus is the treasure," Parks said. Reg-
istration may be made by phone at 778-0414 or in per-
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Recent Manatee High School graduate Anna
Copeland, of Anna Maria, departed July 3 to
study French at the Center for International Stud-
ies at the University of Angers, France.
Copeland was awarded a scholarship for the trip
by the Alliance Francaise de Sarasota. She will live
with a French family during her month-long stay.
The Alliance is a group dedicated to the pro-
motion of French language and culture, Franco-
American friendships and contacts between the
two countries. It is part of a network of 1,300


Grooms and Williams wed
Mark E. Grooms and Pamela S. Williams were
married at Satterfield Chapel in West Union, Ohio,
on Saturday, June 12. Mark is the son of Rodney and
Faye Grooms. The family operated Groom's Auto-
motive Service on the Island for many years. Pamela
is the daughter of Marshall and Nellie Abbott. A
reception was held at the Grooms' summer home in
Blue Creek, Ohio. Those in the wedding party
included Heather Williams, maid of honor; Barry M.
Grooms, best man; Bailey Grooms and Mari Beth
May, flower girls; and Justin Lawler, ring bearer.


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Members of the Alliance, who are volunteer
professional teachers, instruct classes in French
and French cooking in Sarasota. The Alliance
has been awarding scholarships for 10 years.
Copeland will attend the University of
Florida in the fall on a scholarships from the
National Merit Scholarship Corporation and the
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Lavla Copeland, from left, Monica Johnson and Alyssa Mohr received scholarships from the Anna Maria Island
Privateers at its Independence Day Festival held last weekend on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Awarding the
scholarships are President Rick Maddox, left, and Secretary Bruce Whitton, at right. Copeland ofAnna Maria, a
senior at Florida State University, received the $2,500 Whitey Horton Scholarship. She plans to receive afine arts
degree in May 2000. Mohr and Johnson, both students at Manatee Community College, received $500 scholarships.
Mohr of Bradenton plans to attend Stanford University majoring in business. Johnson of Anna Maria plans to
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Community Center
Summer Camp
Calendar
Theme: Age of Exploration
Focus: Courage and Empathy
Monday, 7/12/99
Girls: Pirates Cove, 10 to 12 p.m.
Boys: Pirates Cove, 1 to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, 7/13/99
Boys: DeSoto National Park, 1 to 4 p.m.
Girls: Movie "Anastasia"
Special Group: Artists Guild, 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 7/14/99
Boys: Movie "Anastasia"
Girls: DeSoto National Park, 1 to 4 p.m.
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Manatee County's famous manatee is turning 51.
Everyone is extended an invitation to join Snooty and his
poolmate Mo at the South Florida Museum from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, for his birthday celebration.
Children in preschool through sixth grade are eligible
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playing softball earlier in the day. Faculty won the first softball game and students won the second. Second-
grade teacher Kathy Granstad commented they lost the softball game because "We're not as young as we
used to be."


Artists Guild donates art supplies to Center
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Commission honors Design-a-Law contest winners


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
There ought to be a law.
How many times have your said those words but
never acted upon them?
Anna Maria Elementary School fifth graders have
done you one better. They participated in the Holmes
Beach city commission's Design-a-Law contest, writ-
ing laws they think should be enacted in order to make
our world safer.
First-place winners were selected from each of the
school's three fifth grade classes to present their laws
to the city commission. Each winner received a $50
savings bond.
Winners and their laws (as written by the students)
are as follows:

I think there should be parks in this community for
a better environment. Whether dog parks or people
parks, I think that a percentage of our taxes should be
used in this event. If people bring their dogs, they
would have to be responsible enough to clean up after
them. This way it would stay clean and be healthy for


everyone. It's very important that we have a green,
open place where we can play, read, draw, rest, and last
but not least, a place where we can get fresh air.
Oceana Beard, Holmes Beach, Mrs. Ellis' class

I think every person should have to take a drug test
for every job no matter what it is. I think this would be
more safe for our community. It would be safe because
when people are on drugs they do stupid things. Some-
times they steal things from companies. When people
do this it's a crime. Every time they do this the prices
get raised. They raise the prices so they can stay in
business.
I think drug tests will help us a lot. They might
steal money or food. I think our community would like
this law because drug tests would stop a lot of crimes.
Drug tests are very good for stopping crimes like this.
I would like this so the Island would be a better place
without drugs working for us. That is why I think drug
tests would help us a lot with stealing.
I think it would help the new Publix. We would


Design-a-Law
contest
winners
From left, Oceana
Beard, Jacklyn Stump
and Michael Spicer.
Islander Photo: Pat
Copeland


stop a lot of crimes. People should be drug tested for
their jobs so we will have to pay less. If people aren't
on drugs it would save money.
Drug tests would stop drugs because if you are on
drugs you can't get a job. Without a job they can't pay
rent for their house. And if they don't have a job, they
will have no money to buy drugs. That is why I think
every job should have drug tests.
Michael Spicer, Bradenton Beach, Mrs.
Sackett's class

My law is not only something that is dangerous, it
could kill you! I think that kids riding their bikes should
not be able to carry people on handlebars. If they're
doing that they might not be able to see over their head
and crash. Bicycle pegs are also very dangerous. If you
are hitching a friend and are going at full speed, the
person could fall off and get injured badly. I hope you
will consider this because it is very unsafe.
Jacklyn Stump, Holmes Beach, Mrs. Kinnan's
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
June 18, boat theft, 100 block of Willow on the
beach. The victim reported an unknown person removed
his boat valued at $4,200 from the beach.
June 30, theft, 419 Pine Ave., Betsy Hills Real Es-
tate. The victim reported an unknown person removed real
estate signs valued at $100 from four homes on Gladiolus
and North Shore Drive.

Bradenton Beach
June 22, lost property a wallet, 100 block of Gulf
Drive North.
June 23, damage, petty theft, Coquina Beach. The
complainant reported an unknown person pried open a
vending machine and removed $30 to $35 in cash.
June 26, suspicious circumstances, Pines Trailer
Park. The complainant reported she was asleep on her
couch and the subject woke her by grabbing her arms. He
ordered her to do what he said to avoid being injured. She
said the subject, who was carrying an instant camera, or-
dered her to turn around and remove her undergarments.
She said he ordered her to expose herself to him, took a
photo and fled.
The subject is described as a clean shaven, white male
with short dark hair, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 175
pounds with a muscular build and wearing dark pants, a
black T-shirt and wide-rimmed, circular lens sunglasses.
June 26, burglary to an automobile, Cortez Beach.
The victim reported an unknown person broke the vehicle
window and removed a purse containing a wallet, credit
cards, a pair of prescription sunglasses, a set of keys, iden-
tification, $20 in cash and a bank card.
June 26, possession of alcohol by a minor, 2600
block of Avenue C. The officer observed the subject driv-
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ing and tried to hide something under his legs.
The officer said he ordered the subject to exit the ve-
hicle and found a six-pack of beer under his legs. A check
showed the subject was 19 years old. The subject was is-
sued a citation.
June 27, property damage, 200 block of 22nd Street.
The victim reported a chain-link fence was knocked over
and heavily damaged. Damages were $1,200.
June 27, burglary, 100 block of 17th Street North.
The victim reported an unknown person entered the resi-
dence and removed a CD/stereo/cassette player valued at
$80, jewelry and two books of checks and left the resi-
dence in disarray.
June 28, aggravated battery, battery, 200 block of
23rd Street North and 2400 block of Avenue B. The vic-
tim reported she was visiting a friend and the suspect en-
tered, grabbed her by the hair, pulled her out of a chair and
onto the ground and kicked her in the left eye causing
severe damage. The victim said she returned to her resi-
dence and told her roommate of the incident.
The victim said her roommate went to the scene to
question the suspect. The roommate reported the suspect
followed him yelling, spit in his face and kicked him in the
groin. The roommate said when he tried to calm the sus-
pect, she scratched him on the chest and arm and bit his
thumb. The suspect was placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
June 25, found property two bicycles, 8102 Gulf
Drive, Haley's Motel.
June 26, burglary, 3100 block of Avenue F. An un-
known person entered a vacant residence but nothing was
taken, said the report.
June 26, found property a wallet, 5348 Gulf
Drive, post office.
SJune 27, vandalism, 500 block of Key Royale Drive.
The complainant reported three mail boxes were struck by
a vehicle and damaged. Damages were $225.
June 27, theft, 400 block of 80th Street. The victim
reported she rented a room in her residence to the suspect
for about six weeks. The victim said 50 of her personal
checks were missing and the suspect has not returned to
the residence for two days. The victim said she received
a call from a bar in Bradenton where numerous checks had
been cashed by the suspect.
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charge, said the report.
June 28, damages, 6504 Gulf Drive, White Sands.
The victim reported an unknown person destroyed four
canopy tents valued at $340.
June 28, traffic, 4600 block of Gulf Drive. The sub-
ject was stopped for violation of a traffic control device
and told the officer he has never had a driver's license,
according to the report. A computer check confirmed the
information. The subject was issued a summons and a
citation.
June 29, theft of a bicycle valued at $150, 300 block
of 64th Street.
June 29, vandalism, 77th Street beach. The com-
plainant reported someone destroyed three chairs.
June 29, suspicious person, 100 73rd St., Coconuts
Resort. The complainant reported a suspicious subject.
The officer reported the subject said he told swimmers to
get out of the water because of sharks and lightning. The
officer advised the subject to go home.
June 30, disturbance, 2700 block of Avenue B. Two
subjects were having a domestic argument and one was
worried about a gun in the home, said the report. The of-
ficer took custody of the gun and advised the subjects to
seek counseling.
June 30, traffic, 5313 Gulf Drive, Eckerd parking lot.
The complainant reported a subject driving recklessly and
the officer located the subject in the parking lot. The of-
ficer said he spoke to the subject who admitted to erratic
driving.
According to the report, the subject said he is under
a doctor's care for being unstable at times and has had his
driver's license suspended in the past for his driving hab-
its. The officer noted that since he didn't see the subject
driving he couldn't issue a citation, but he warned the
subject about his driving habits.
July 1, loitering and prowling, 2716 Gulf Drive,
Cedar Cove. The officer was called to the location by a
Manatee County sheriffs K-9 deputy who was attempt-
ing to track a burglary suspect. The deputy said when the
suspect saw him, the suspect jumped into nearby bushes
and hid.
The deputy located the suspect when he exited the
bushes and began walking toward Cedar Cove at a rapid
pace. The deputy said he questioned the suspect who was
very evasive about his presence and gave several differ-
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Anna Maria All-Stars
pull off stunning
comeback
Never say die. Don't give up the ship. It ain't over
'til it's over. Never say never.
And never count Anna Maria's 9-10 All-Star
team out of a game until the final out. Indeed, Mana-
tee East All-Stars couldn't even get that.
Rallying from a 5-1 deficit in the bottom of the
sixth inning, the 9- to 10-year-old All-Stars pulled off
an improbable win Friday, July 2, when they scored
five runs to top the Manatee East All-Stars.
"You know what this says about baseball? Don't
give up," Anna Maria Manager Andy Price said.
"That's what I've been saying about this team from
the start. They don't give up."
Anna Maria Coach Brad Lisk thought it was a
matter of waiting for the right moment.
"Patience. Patience. Patience. In the beginning
they were a little nervous but they got that out of the
way," Lisk said. "They waited until the sixth to get
pumped up. We kept telling them to keep their heads
in the game and they did. And they did it."
Did they ever.
Greg Lowman doubled over the right fielder's
head in the fourth and scored the first run for the Is-
landers. He also singled in the first.
But it was his walk with two outs and the bases
loaded in the sixth that made the difference, bringing
home Chad Richardson for a 6-5 victory.
Jordan Pritchard tied the game when he knocked
in Timmy Bouziane with a hit down first base, beat-
ing the throw from the pitcher by a half step.
Connor Bystrom got the win in relief, pitching three
scoreless innings to handcuff Manatee East batters.


Lowman started the game, getting the first batter to
ground out. Garret Parcels beat out a hit deep to short
and went to third on two wild pitches.
When another pitch went by catcher Sean Pittman,
Parcels broke for home. Pittman stopped him dead in
his tracks when he picked up the carom off the back-
stop and ran Parcels down, tossing to Matt McDonough
at third for the second out.
Pittman saved a crucial run because the next bat-
ter singled to center. Lowman walked Justin McGowan
and Micah Westphalen to load the bases.
Lowman came through in the clutch by getting a
strikeout with the bases loaded.
The Islanders had a rally going in the first when
Lowman singled sharply to center and went to third on
Steve Faase's opposite field shot down third.
A great catch stopped the Island team.
McDonough hit a hard grounder to the right of
Manatee second baseman Parcels who made a fully-
extended, diving stab and forced Faase at second. His
big-league play saved one run, probably two and
stopped an Island threat.
Lightning delayed the game 40 minutes. When
Lowman returned to the mound, he ran into trouble due
to errors. He gave up one earned run and four unearned
and the Islanders were in a 5-0 hole.
Manatee East pitcher Gus Schlosser mowed down
Island batters in the second and third, striking out the


Horseshoe winners
Winners in the June 30 horseshoe games
were Jack Cooper of Holmes Beach and Ron
Pepka of Anna Maria. Runners-up were
George Landraitis of Cortez and Bill Starrett
of Anna Maria.
Winners in the July 3 games were George
McKay and Jim Spencer, both of Anna Maria.
Runners-up were Landraitis and Pepka.
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.


six batters he faced.
In the top of the third, Pittman saved another run
when he scrambled after a wild pitch and threw to
Lowman at home to get the runner trying to score from
third. Lowman struck out another batter and jumped off
.the mound to a get a bunt and the runner at first.
Bystrom came on to replace Lowman in the fourth
and shut down the meat of the order with a strikeout,
a fly out to Bouziane who made a good catch and a
grounder to Lowman who threw to Faase at first to get
Schlosser the cleanup hitter.
Schlosser served up Lowman's long double to the
fence in the fourth. He stole third and scored when
McDonough slapped one back to the pitcher and
Lowman slid under the tag at the plate.
In the top of the sixth, Sean Price ended a threat
with a double play by catching a fly ball and getting the
runner breaking for second.
The last at bat was a wild affair where two Mana-
tee East relievers gave up five runs on four singles and
four walks as the Island squad batted around.
Faase singled off the pitcher's leg to start the come-
back. Then McDonough got a hit and Bystrom singled
to center to load the bases.
Bouziane walked to make it 5-2 Manatee East with
East bringing in reliever Justin McGowan who
promptly walked Richardson and a 5-3 score.
Pittman walked to bring the Islanders to within one
run and Pritchard hit the ball between pitcher and first
and was safe to knot it 5-5.
Lowman walked and the win was in the bag.

Parker hit wins 6-5 game,
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Parker's shot into the power alley and Taylor
Manning's fine pitching performance and his shortest
hit of the season saved the day for the Island team.
Manning struck out 13 batters in six innings and
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Sports Rap
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15
with the score 5-5 and a man on third.
Chris Nelson also contributed two key hits in the
win and played solid defense at second base.
Parker, or "the Poser" as his teammates call him,
said several times this season he was the batter when
the game was on the line.
"I knew I was going to hit it. I'm used to it. Two
on, two out, bottom of the sixth, scored tied," Parker
said. "I like hitting in that situation."
The win propelled Anna Maria All-Stars to a show-
down Monday, July 5, with tournament favorite Mana-
tee Central. Both teams were undefeated heading into
the third round.
The play of the game came with Kyle Schweitzer
at second and two outs in the bottom of the sixth.
Manning launched a two-strike pitch about 80 feet
in the air and eight feet in front of the plate. When the
catcher looked up, the sun was overhead and blinded
him, forcing him to look away.
By the time the pitcher saw what happened it was
too late and the.ball dropped harmlessly between him
and the catcher.
On the next pitch, Parker ripped the ball to left,
scoring Schweitzer and setting off a celebration.
In last year's All-Star tournament, the Island team
lost 9-8 in 11 innings to North River American.
Manager Victor Mattay breathed a sigh of relief
when Schweitzer crossed the plate.
"What a barn burner," Mattay said. "Our team was
down two runs twice in the game and came back both
times. There was some clutch playing out there. Then
Manning pitches tough in the sixth. This is a little re-
demption for last year when they beat us 9-8."
Manning struck out the top of the order in the first,
then a hard-throwing Harold Smith retired Anna Maria
1-2-3.
American's cleanup hitter Marco Guel doubled
to the right center field fence to start the second in-
ning. Guel scored on overthrow to the third for a 1-
0 lead.
Anna Maria catcher Schweitzer ended the threat,
throwing out a runner trying to steal second.
The Islanders failed to score in the second despite


loading the bases including a long single by Nelson.
In the third, American pitcher Smith doubled over
the center fielders head and stole home for a 2-0 advan-
tage.
Anna Maria clawed their way back to tie the game
2-2. Schweitzer walked and scored on three wild
pitches, sliding in ahead of the tag at the plate.
Joey Mattay walked and went to second on Smith's
fourth wild pitch. Manning hung in at the plate, hitting
a bouncer over the shortstop's head to score Mattay.
American came right back scoring two runs on an
error, an overthrown ball and Kyle Juhl's bloop single
to center.
Nelson came through again in the bottom of the
fourth with his second single and a run scored on an
overthrow after stealing second and third.
Blake Tyre singled to right field to bring Anthony
Rosas home for 4-4 tie. Rosas reached when he took
one for the team when hit by a pitch in the head
Manning walked Smith in the fifth and he scored
when Guel singled to left to put American ahead by
one.
Again the Islanders came back in the bottom half
of the inning. Manning's heads-up running knotted the
game at five apiece. Manning walked, stole second and
went to third when Parker belted one to right and Guel
made a good catch.
Adam Bouziane walked. Smith pitched to
Nelson and the ball got by the catcher. When he
threw it back to the pitcher, Manning broke for home
and scored.
In American's last bat, Nelson made a good play
on a sharp-hit, high hopper to get Bustle for the first
out. Manning walked Josh Conwell who made it to
third but struck out Ping and Juhl to get out of the in-
ning.
Anna Maria came to bat in the bottom half of the
sixth and Schweitzer walked. Tyre popped up to the
pitcher trying to bunt. Mattay laid down a bunt to get
Schweitzer to second and Manning launched his pop-
up that fell for an unusual single between the pitcher
and catcher.
Parker then clocked his game-winning hit to left
and manager Mattay breathed easier.
"We got lucky," Mattay said. "You need it in these
tournaments."


Anna Maria drops game
to Manatee Central
The Anna Maria 11-12 All-Stars moved into the
loser's bracket of the North sub-district 16 tournament
with a loss to a powerful Manatee Central team.
The Islanders led 4-1 with two outs in the top of the
fifth when Central turned up the heat.
Tournament favorite Central started a two-out rally
and scored five runs in the Monday night, July 5, game
at G.T. Bray Park to go ahead 6-4.
In the top of the sixth, Central showed why they
may be the best team on the Gulf Coast when they
scored 12 runs to beat Anna Maria 18-4.
A rundown on the game and final results of the All-
Star tournament will be featured in next week's July 14
issue.
In other All-Star news, Anna Maria added catcher/
outfielder Michael Wallen, first baseman Anthony
Rosas and outfielder Brian DeBellevue to its roster to
shore up its defense.

Golf notable quotes,
quotable notes
"Golf may be a sophisticated game. At least it is
usually played with the outward appearance of great
dignity. It is, nevertheless, a game of considerable pas-
sion, either of the explosive type, or that which burns
inwardly and sears the soul." Bobby Jones, golfer
On June 16, there likely was some explosive
whooping it up and a chilling of the searing soul for
Dick Grimme of Holmes Beach.
Using his seven-wood, Grimme made a hole-in-
one on No. 6 at Key Royale Club.
His ace on the 125-yard hole was his second and
witnesses were Lew Winegarden, Ron Robinson and
Earl Huntzinger. Grimme's first "1" came at No. 12 at
Manatee County Golf Course.
Grimme, 71, said he plays two or three times a
week.
"I walk. Golf is great exercise. I love the game,"
Grimme said. "How true it is what Bobby Jones said
about golf."
If you have any good golf stories, whether an eagle
or ace or a struggle out of the woods or trap, call me at
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER JULY 7, 1999 N PAGE 17 liE


These tours go more than 'around the bend'


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
If you suspect you are about to go around the bend,
Karen Fraley would be happy to give you a hand. And
a foot, for that matter.
Far from abetting the old expression of "around the
bend" as in finally going as goofy as your friends have
feared all along, Fraley's job is more likely to soothe
the tattered brain.
Her Around the Bend Natur Tours takes people on
informative entertaining walks around Sarasota Bay,
the Gulf and various local citadels of nature.
Starting her business in Manatee County, she has
ambitions to expand very soon into the Sarasota
area. She is working hard to make eco-tourism her
life work, and seems to be the only one so special-
izing in the territory.
Fraley seems well qualified professionally and
personally, with a background in horticulture and a
cheery personality that can deliver information with-
out getting boring.
She derived the name of her business from a
novel she was reading that featured a hero always
going around the next bend of the Amazon. And
within a week she heard the phrase again from a
speaker at an eco-tourism conference in Ruskin.
Around the Bend was born.
She has a menu of walking tours. Her van holds six
people, and she'll pick them up wherever they are and
take them wherever they want to tour. At the moment
she favors such focus points as DeSoto Memorial in
Bradenton, Palma Sola Boulevard in Bradenton for
quite dependable manatee sightings, Leffis Key nature
preserve on Anna Maria Island, a north barrier island
tour starting at Bean Point on Anna Maria and drifting
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She covers the flora and fauna in each place, and
has details of every aspect of every spot.
Her mainstay is horticulture, having worked for the
University of Florida Agricultural Research Center and
the Manatee County water treatment system in water-
shed monitoring and technical analysis.
When her latest job at Palma Sola Botanical Park
ended last winter, she went into eco-tourism. Hus-
band Dan, one of four Fraley brothers running the
Adeptus Machine Tool Co. in Whitfield, is "very
supportive," she said. They live in a house on Palma
Sola Boulevard that has been in the Fraley family for
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Take a kid's day out, Karen Fraley urges in inau-
gurating "Just for Kids" summer nature programs
through her Around the Bend Nature Tours.
Nature art, critter catching and wild walks are on
her schedule for youngsters 6 to 12, with a maximum
group size of 10.
The children's events will be from 9 a.m. to noon.
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Summer fun: vacations before Disney


My friend Octavia is going on a trip to Wisconsin
this week, and her visit north reminded me it's the sea-
son for vacations.
Of course, Octavia isn't following the norm when
it comes to vacations: most folks come south for the
summer to visit the Land of the Big Rat or enjoy the fun
that some other theme park promotes so diligently.
Disney, Universal, MGM, Seaworld name it,
and Florida's Orlandoworld has it.
But, do you remember when theme parks were
roadside stands, with real live alligators and concrete
pink flamingos and all the rest of the tacky stuff that we
used to love to loathe?
Before Disney there were classics like 6-Gun Ter-
ritory at Silver Springs, Floridaland in Sarasota, Goofy
Golf, Sunken Gardens and, of course, the ubiquitous
Stuckey's.
The Florida attractions of old are chronicled in Tim
Hollis's book, "Dixie Before Disney: 100 Years of
Roadside Fun." It's a fun book that describes all those
wonderful, wacky attractions that motorists loved to
visit as they meandered to or through the Sunshine
State from all those states up north that mostly begin
with a vowel.
Hollis glamorizes the summer vacation road trip
without dwelling on the horrors, as all good memories
do. After all, who wants to remember 200 miles of
Junior's incessant "Daddy! Daddy! Are we there yet?
How many more miles is it? I hafta go to the bath-
room!"
The favorite of the now-long-gone attractions
Hollis mentions was Floridaland in what is now
Osprey, just south of Sarasota on U.S. 41. As Hollis
puts it: "Never had another attraction tried to pack ev-
ery possible element of the Southern roadside scene
into one place, and make tourists feel that they were
being done a favor."
Floridaland really had it all. Visitors had porpoise
shows, ghost towns, can-can shows, deer parks, gar-


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dens, a whiskey still, Goat Mountain, an Indian village,
tour trains and sea lions to choose from.
"Sure, Floridaland was tacky," Hollis writes. "So,
in a way, were many of the pre-theme park attractions
in the South. But they were relics of their time, a time
when getting there was indeed half the fun, and the
more that could be seen during those long drives be-
tween destinations, the better. That was what highway
travel was all ab6ut in those days."
As with almost everything these days, there is a
national association devoted to roadside history. The
Society of Commercial Archeology is devoted to all
things roadside and commercial and "emphasizes the
impact of the automobile and the commercial process."
Makes you wonder if there'll be an association
devoted to today's theme parks in 50 years or so. Or
maybe there already is such a thing.

More book talk
Speaking of books and Florida past, Cortezian Ben
Green made The New York Times Book Review last
month and was featured on National Public Radio last
week for his nonfiction book "Before His Time."
The book tells of the life and death of Henry T.
Moore. a civil rights organizer who, with his wife, was
killed in an explosion while they slept in their Mims.
Fla., home in 1951.
Times reviewer Adam Nossiter said, "Green has
performed a valuable service in bringing attention once


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conjuring up the bug-infested, sweaty towns that are
the backdrop. The story is dramatic because of its very
obscurity."
I've had a hard time getting through "Before His
Time," not because of the writing style or plot, but
because I kept getting angry every 30 or so pages and
had to put the book down for a while to cool off. The
story is one that should be required reading for all Flo-
ridians, and makes me a little ashamed to call myself
a native in light of the atrocities perpetrated on one
another not very long ago.

Be careful out there
The Fourth of July means summer is in high gear,
and if the traffic to and from the Island on weekends is
any indication, most of the central part of the state is
coming to our beaches to bask and cool off in the Gulf.
We're not the only ones who are hot. Temperatures
in Russia are higher than they have been for 45 years
and, with air conditioners and fans virtually non-exis-
tent there, the Russian way to beat the heat is to jump
in the water any water to cool off. The results are
proving to be deadly.
Russians apparently don't swim well, and drown-
ing deaths there and in other ex-Soviet republics are
500 percent higher than in western nations. Last month,
122 people drowned in Moscow, twice as many as the
same time last year.
Besides a lack of swimming skill. Russians have
two other things going against them.
First, they tend to like to swim drunk. Half the
drownings were alcohol-related. Second. Russians will
swim just about anywhere there's water. Rivers and
other bodies of water with strong currents, underwater
hazards or other problems are frequented, as are farm
irrigation tunnels, fire tanks, and even flooded build-
ing foundations.
The lesson for us is clear: if you don't swim well.
be sure to go in the water near a lifeguard stand. Don't
drink and swim. And watch out for dangerous things in
the water. Always shuffle your feet in the sand under-
water.
Be careful out there it's summer.

Sandscript factoid
Here's a couple of those imponderables that will
probably keep you pondering for a while:
How much deeper would oceans be if sponges
didn't live there?
Whose cruel idea was it for the word "lisp" to have
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Offshore fishing excellent, tarpon still around


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Daily thundershowers have curtailed some afternoon
fishing. Still, fishing is holding its own as we slosh our
way through mid-summer heat and rain.
Offshore grouper and snapper fishing is rated good to
excellent and tarpon are still around for the stalking and
taking.
The Rod and Reel Pier reports a lot of snapper, black
drum and redfish were landed during the July 4th week-
end.
Anglers at the Anna Maria City Pier reeled in plenty
of mackerel and trout and a good-sized cobia.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishermen are catching reds and trout. Offshore, people are
still getting grouper about 12 miles out. He offered this:
Get your shrimp now. They're getting difficult to come by.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zack
on the Dee-Jay H said there are plenty of catch-and-re-
lease snook to be had, some reds and trout action rated
good, plus permit and pompano fishing off the beaches.
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend said his cus-
tomers are limiting out on grouper when fishing in 100
feet of water.
Capt. Matt Denham has been catching red and gag
grouper to 10 pounds on his boat. He got one true black
weighing in at 15 pounds. There's also some good yellow-
tail snapper action to go along with grouper. He also
landed a 50-pound cobia.
Capt. Rick Gross is installing a new motor and will
be back in action next week.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he caught permit and tarpon
last week.
Matt Bowers caught two tarpon last Wednesday,
including one for wife Chrissie. The next day he led Paul
Kagel of Clearwater and Cheyenne Futch, David's 16-
year-old son, to a 140-pound tarpon. They shared the rod
and took 1 1/2 hours to bring this silver king to the boat.
There was one sore lip and several sore arms.
Capt. Glenn Corder said offshore fishing is excel-
lent for grouper and snapper for those willing to go the
distance.
Dave Johnson at the Snead Island Crab House
said fishing on the Manatee has been slow due to after-
noon thundershowers. He said he still saw plenty of reds,
trout and mangrove snapper and a cobia come to the dock.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said reds and trout are
plentiful now. Offshore grouper fishing is hot along with
amberjack and snapper. Somebody else who was hot last
week was Bill's son Greg, who had a double and the
game-winning RBI in the Anna Maria Little League All-
Star come-from-behind 6-5 win over Manatee East.
On Capt. Mike's boat Magic, anglers landed 32-
inch reds, trout to 24 inches and tarpon to 100 pounds.


OFF-SHORE SPORT FISHING
4, 6 & 9 Hour Trips plus
Custom Long-Range Trips
with Capt. Scott Greer
Aboard 34-foot
Sport Fisherman the
STRAY DOG
794-5615 Docked at Cortez Fishing Center


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(at end of Bridge St. on pier)

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Pequod with Capt. Jason Henzell. Flowers hooked this not-often-seen species in 190 feet of water. Islander
Photo: Courtesy of Capt. Henzell, Pequod Fishing Charters


Ladies
afternoon out
S.. Members of the Tuesday
Awl and Thursday Ladies
e Tennis Tournament enjoy
lunch at Da Giorgio's
.Restaruant in Holmes
.-- Beach. From left to right
are, Marilyn Pfletcher,
Jean Maschek, Edie
Marshall, Margaret Slade,
Rosemary Carter,
Marjorie Kendall and
Vivian Van Horn.


FISHING CHARTERS
FULL OR HALF DAY
SPleasure Cruises Egmont Excursions
Backwater Offshore


Reservations 795-82 Capt. Mike
Please 79 8 9 Heistand


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Personal
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Jet Ski
Waverunner Sea Doo
Serving the Island
for more than 10 years.
AMI certified mechanic,
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Mobile Service
779-1387
3014 Ave. C #4
Holmes Beach (behind Citgo)
Open Wed-Sat at 10am


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Charter Boat
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Full & Half Day Trips
Custom Trips Available

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OwnerlOperator
Lifetime experience in local waters
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Furnished
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Cortez Fishing Center
778-9712


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LITTLE LEAGUE

ALL-STARS


11-12 Island All-Stars
The 1999 Anna Maria Island Little League
11-12-year-old All-Stars are, front row, left to
right, Joey Mattay, Brian DeBellevue, Blake
Tyre, Michael "Wheels" Spicer and Kyle
Schweitzer. Middle row, Anthony Rosas, Brett
Milks, Adam Bouziane, Chris Nelson, Taylor
Manning, Chase "the Poser" Parker and Jordan
Bowers. Back row, Coaches Al Bouziane and
Tom Nelson and Manager Victor Mattay.


9-10 Island All-Stars
The 1999 Anna Maria Island Little League 9-10-
year-old All-Stars are, front row, left to right, Sean
Pittman, Shane Pelkey, Jordan Pritchard, Patrick
Cole, Spencer Carper and Tim Bouziane. Middle
row, Greg Lowman, Sean Price, Connor Bystrom,
Steve Faase, Matt McDonough and Chad
Richardson. Back row, Coach Brad Lisk, Manager
Andy Price and Coach Ron McDonough.


Islander Photos: David Futch


SAnna Maria Island's Taylor Manning slides hard into third and is safe after the
knocking the ball loose from North River third baseman Seth Varnadore.
Manning scored on the next pitch when he stole home to tie the game
5-5 in the bottom of the fifth.


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home after scoring the winning run July 3 against North River. Anna
Maria's Chase Parker knocked him in with a sharp, two-out single to left
center field in the team's final at bat in the sixth. Anna Maria won 6-5.


Island property transactions
243 85th St.. Holmes Beach. a 2.297/3.112 sf home
with pool built in 1962 on a 100 by 100 lot. was sold
3/1/99. Conarroe to Hoffman. for S223.000.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach. 13 Anna Maria
Island Club, an elevated 1,179/1.339 sf 2bed/2bath
Gulffront condo built in 1984. was sold 3/2/99. Gitt to
Mcgowan & Toal, for S253.000; list S254.900.
2600 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 28 Anna Maria
Island Club, an elevated Gulffront 1,179/1,339 sf 2bed/
2bath condo built in 1984, was sold 3/2/99, Philpot to
Youse, for $260,000; list $269,000.


304 60th St.. Holmes Beach. a ground-level 1,609/
2,035 sf 2bed/2bath duplex built in 1972 on a 90 by 100
lot. was sold 3/4/99. Nardi to Sandberg, for S 145.500;
list S155,000.
4004 6th Ave.. Holmes Beach. an elevated 1,168/
1,664 sf lbed/2bath/lcar attached home built in 1981
on its own lot. was sold 3/1/99. Corkran to Waters, for
S91,000; list S99,000.
412 79th St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 1,001/
1,439 sf home with carport and built in 1960 on a 75 by
100 lot, was sold 3/4/99, Reed to Fisher, for $149,000.
449 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a ground-level 928/


1.730 sf 2bed/2bath/2cp attached home. built in 1963 on
its own lot. was sold 3/2/99. Harper to Hapner, for
S85.400; list S86,900.
512 Key Royale Dr., Holmes Beach, a ground-
level canalfront 1,104/1,757 sf 2bed/2bath/l car home
built in 1959 on a 96 by 102 lot, was sold 3/3/99,
Vanalsburg to Bergmark, for S190,000; list S199,900.
6300 Flotilla, Holmes Beach, 105 Shell Point, a
1,023/1,151 sf 2bed/2bath/1 cp 1976 condo, was sold 3/4/
99, Ransel to Robbins, for $110,000; list $115,000.
Compiled by Doug Dowling, licensed real estate
broker, 778-1222, copywrite 1999.


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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love
seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129;
futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame and mat-
tress $199; daybed (white with brass finials) includ-
ing two mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can de-
liver. Call 753-7118.
ANTIQUE REFRIGERATOR Frigidaire, works great!
24 by 52 inches, 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.


PAIR OF SPEAKERS, acoustic responsive, still in
box. Paid $400, sell for $250. 779-0909.
THREE-PIECE ENTERTAINMENT group. Lighted,
almond color $150. White sofa and two chairs $400.
778-6373.
TWIN BEDROOM SET: chest dresser, night stands
and two beds with mattresses and headboards.
Great condition. Must sell! $325 OBO. 778-6984.
TWO TWIN BEDS with mattresses and headboards
$75; small dining room table and four chairs $75;
table lamps $5 each; assorted dishes, pots and pans.
778-0596.


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



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days only, 9am to 1pm. Summer sales! 6140 Gulf of
Mexico Drive. 383-4738.
ROSER GUILD THRIFT SHOP Open Thursday,
9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9-noon. Donations Wednes-
day 9am to 11am. Sales racks closed August. 511
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE, Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10,
9am-3pm or by appointment. Moving to new location on
Longboat Key. Must sell excess inventory and supplies.
Toddler clothes, large quantity new and gently used
tops, bottoms, dresses plus selected time-out dolls,
bunnies, toys, bears and stuff! La-Dee-Da Shop, 5610
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. 383-5919.





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OPEN HOUSES
Sunday July 11 2-4PM
422 Spring Ave., Anna Maria......... $199,000
Charming 2BR/1 BA duplex, close to beach and
bay. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
313 57th St., Holmes Beach ........ $159,900
Bright and airy 3BR/2BA elevated half duplex
with greatroom, vaulted ceilings. Call Christine
Eagleberger 779-1285 eves.
2306 63rd. St. W., Bradenton ...........$169,900
Stunning two-story 3BR/2.5BA home on a
nicely treed lot in Capetown Village. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
3716 Plumosa Terrace, Bradenton .... $259,000
3BR/3BA home on deep-water canal with no
bridges to ICW. In-ground pool with cage and
paver decking. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
6500 Flotilla Dr. #187, Holmes Beach.... $189,900
Wonderful views of bay and Intracoastal from
this second floor 2BR/2BA condominium. Call
Wolfgang Dudda 761-3031 eves.
428 63rd St., Holmes Beach ........ $147,250
2BR/2BA canalfront home for under $150,000!
Dock and davits, too! Call Susan Hatch 778-
7616 eves.
7216 16th Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton... $127,900
Immaculate 2BR/2BA home on private "loop"
street in Village Green. Call Lana Craig 778-
4693 eves.


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ESTATE SALE, Friday, July 9, 9am-2pm. Glass:
cranberry, bristol, Pairpoint, silver overlay, flash,
opalescent, custard, pressed, milk and mercury. Two
wrought iron patio sets, curio, Jensen speakers,
1940's slant-front desk, old rocker, king bed set no
bedding, set of Harker pottery, two sofa beds, twin
beds, lamps, records, CD's, books, yard tools, golf
clubs and fan. 535 67th Street, Holmes Beach. Sale
by Julie McClure. Quality sales for 28 years.

YARD SALE Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10,
8am-2pm. Stay cool, it's inside. A lot of stuff! 206 78th
Street, Holmes Beach.
CARPORT SALE Saturday, July 10, 9am-1pm. Mis-
cellaneous household items, shelves. 3704 6th Av-
enue, Holmes Beach.


CHILDREN'S SUMMER PROGRAMS Want to im-
prove your child's reading? Also, programs proven
effective with children with learning disabilities. Free
evaluation. Affordable fees. Reading and cognitive
skills therapist. 795-0303.
PREMIERCOM LONG DISTANCE phone service.
7.5 flat rate, Florida 7.1, 800 numbers same rates.
888-785-7859.
I WANT TO buy your old and new costume jewelry.
Call 778-4451.


FREE! FREE! FREE! kittens. Black, white and black
and tigers. Please call anytime, 778-7320.


Vacation Rentals
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
800 211-2323 941 778-2246
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PRICE REDUCED. Moving to Hawaii and offering our
beautiful canalfront home at $30,000 below appraised
value ($499,000). Features include 4BR/4BA, large pool,
70 ft. dock. boat lift, two fireplaces, oak floors, new ap-
pliances, new A/C units, fenced yard, and much more.
Over 3,600 sq.ft. living area. This is a great price for one
of the most beautiful homes on the Island. 516 75th St.,
Holmes Beach. Scott or Juli 779-2220.


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 modern, full-service marina. 778-
2255.

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

1988 22-FT. CATALINA sailboat in good condition.
778-2185.

1998 WORLD CAT, 24-ft., 6-in., with 1999 130-hp
Hondas. Fish-equipped with glass T-top and outriggers.
Six-year extended warranties. Call 778-1913.


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.

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.

HELP WANTED, HOUSEKEEPING, non smoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.

Clearly the quality choice
CAROLYN PATRICK ROBERT ST. JEAN
WATERFRONT SPECIALIST INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
778-0700 office 794-0007 office
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IF YOU WANT TO BUY OR SELL
WATERFRONT PROPERTY ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
CALL DON & KAREN SCHRODER.
Our sales record speaks for itself. Six-month sales include:
102 Tern Dr ............ Canalfront........ Selling and Buying Agents
501 68th St.............. Canalfront....................... Selling Agents
533 70th St. ............ Canalfront...................... Selling Agents
259 Gladiolus ......... Canalfront.... Selling and Buying Agents
2118 Ave. E............... Gulffront ........................ Selling Agents
609 Baronet Ln....... Canalfront....................... Selling Agents
610 Hampshire Ln.. Canalfront....................... Buying Agents
502 Bay Dr. S........... Bayfront ........................ Selling Agents
616 Baronet Ln......... Bayfront ....................... Under Contract
TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY NOW, CALL US!
DON & KAREN SCHRODER
RE/MAX Gulfstream Realty
941-778-2200


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


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PRICED REDUCED TO $135,000!
One of the few canal front lots left,
zoned residential, straight shot to the
bay and Intracoastal. Close to shop-
ping and library. IB33995
WEST OF GULF DRIVE tucked
away in a quiet area of Holmes
Beach. 2BR/1BA a few short steps
to the white sandy beaches of the
Gulf of Mexico. Priced at
$245,000. IB37518.


VACATION RENTALS

FROM CONDOS TO COTTAGES.

WEEKLY OR LONGER.

CALL BOB LOHSE 778-0766

FOR A BROCHURE.


JUST REDUCED TO $164,900. Spectacular views of the Intracoastal Waterway on one side and the Gulf
of Mexico on the other from this 2BR/2BA, nicely furnished bayfront condominium. Call Denise Langlois,
Realtor 751-1155. IB37652

Visit our exciting new comprehensive web site at
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CHILD CAREGIVER NEEDED. Loving and patient
adult needed for very active and energetic seven-
month old. Now through December, full or part-time.
Your home or mine. Excellent references required.
Up to $125 per week. Please call 778-6234.

SALES HELP WANTED Evenings and weekends.
Retirees welcome. Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive
S., Bradenton Beach.

RENTAL PROPERTY MANAGER for real estate office
on Island. Real estate license required. Please send
resume to P.O. Box 814, Anna Maria, FL 34216.

FULL-TIME LANDSCAPER and full-time custodial
help needed. Longboat Key Condominium, 387-
3443.

SUPERINTENDENT: quality home builder needs
strong superintendent. $750 weekly, plus signing
bonus. Send resume to Neal Custom Homes, 3711
Cortez Road West, or fax 756-3066.

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.

Buy it! Sell it! Find it! The Islander Bystander's
classified ads work great. Call 778-7978 for info.



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Mail order add $3 s/h. 941 778 7976
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DUPLEX WITH GREAT GULF VIEWS! 100 FT. TO
CHOICE BEACH! Two turnkey units with
recent refurbishing. Offers 2BR/2BA and 2BR/
2BA plus den. Excellent rental history summer
and winter season. Asking $419,500.


CHARMING BEACH HOME PLUS VACANT
LOT! ONLY 300 FT. TO BEACH! 2BR/2BA plus
192 sq.ft. screened porch. Double carport
and screened porch offer potential of expan-
sion. Asking $400,000, lot included and owner
may consider offer exclusive of lot.

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KIDS SEEKING summer jobs: Advertise here free.
Up to 21 words free for kids under 16. Three-week
maximum. Information: 778-7978.

SAVE $300 on your next computer. Expert consulta-
tion, installation and two lessons only $150. Call
Ryan at 794-6361 before July 12.

BABY-SITTING on Island, first-aid, child care courses.
References, dependable, responsible and caring Girl
Scout, straight A's. Call early, Missy 778-9610.

KID UNDER 16 years old wanted for part-time yard
work. Call Frank, 778-3238.

BABYSITTING/PETSITTING Red Cross Infant/Child
CPR certified. Foster sisters for Humane Societies.
Call Abbi and Amanda for quality sitting. 761-9507.



STATE CERTIFIED CNA/ home health aide/compan-
ion available for a variety of duties. Monday through
Friday, mornings, afternoons or evenings or eight-
hour shifts. For appointment, call Robert 779-2236.

OUR ISLAND HOME assisted living for the elderly
offers a home away from home in a caring family at-
mosphere. Owned and managed by licensed nurse.
We are now offering respite care. Call Annie 778-
7842. License #AL9577.



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.

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




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Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly


VACATION RENTAL
Gulf Shores Condo
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$800 $1000 per week


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


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

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.

SILCOX CERAMIC TILE and carpet sales and ser-
vice. Have samples, small repairs, regrout. Guaran-
teed. 20 years experience. Call Randy 746-0671.

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

STEVE ALLEN FLOORING. Carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile,
wood laminate, supplied and installed. Unbeatable
prices on all your flooring needs, mobile showroom.
Licensed and insured. 383-5381, pager 506-3297.

DAYCARE PROVIDER will baby-sit your child seven
days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Meals in-
cluded. Love children. Please call 778-9693.

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

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!



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

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping 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, 794-6971.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
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.

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GULF OF MEXICO BEACH HOUSE. Elegant Mediterranean
custom-designed residence. 3,684 +/- sq.ft. 3BR, authentic
Mexican tile roof, imported tile floors throughout. Nine ft. ceil-
ing and arched doors to balcony overlooking the white sandy
beach. $1,350,000. Don Lewis 794-3200. R37566
WATERFRONT LOTS
SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC BAY BRING YOUR II
VIEW. Spacious 4BR home, over 3/4 acre own masterpiece
tropical private lot on quiet dead-end street, nal lot on Anna
Great open plan, beautiful pool and large jestic homes and
workshop. $575,000. Sandy Drapala 794- bay. $189,000. B
3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R30015 8220. L38560
CYPRESS CREEK BEAUTY. Light and I
airy with view overlooking twelve acre
stocked lake. Screened in gazebo, caged-
in area with heated pool. Electric, water at
dock. S525.000. Dave Barker 792-8932. Available p
R35539
YOUR WIFE WILL LOVE the new cen week or by
with extra storage in this enchanting 2BR' Anna Maria
2B condominium. Beautifully decorated in Call one o
neutral colors. S169,000. Bob and Penny resort
Hall 749-5981. C38696 (941) 951-666(


COCONUT BAYOU on Anna Maria Island. Tropical hideaway
with 4BR/4B, basks in Florida sunshine. Stunning drama in
this waterfront residence with 30 feet of glass overlooking
bayou. $559,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko
792-9122. R37933
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ob and Penny Hall 749- room spacious living room, separate dinin
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VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BRI2BA. 2.006 sq.
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WHITE AVE/BEACH ACCESS. 3BR/2BA. lot 100x130.
Immaculate. attractive, lush landscape. S375,000.
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. 5175.000.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft.. S108.000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. 5425.000.
NEW! Lot with bayview and boat dock. 90 X 132 ft. S149.500.
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Free Estimates Call 778-2139

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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.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Quality workmanship.
Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
SCREEN REPAIRS, interior/exterior painting, ceiling
fans, landscape work, drywall repairs, roof painting, tile
work, low prices 778-0410 office, 504-2027 mobile.
TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installation.
Quality workmanship, floors and walls. Fully insured,
call 387-7153, 750-5985.
JIM ELLIOT PRECISION TILE. Ceramics only, floor-
ing specialist. Wall murals by Original Tile Designs.
Artist in-house. 778-1319.


BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
$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 now, by the week or month. Realtor/Owner
387-0533.
HOLMES BEACH OFFICE or retail space. Approxi-
mately 1,300 sq. ft. Excellent parking with exposure
on main thoroughfare. Call Smith Realtors 778-0777.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month plus
assurity security. Available now. 792-2779.
HOLMES BEACH VACATION rentals. 1-2/BR, fur-
nished apartments with pool. Low summer rates,
stones throw to beach. Also booking for 99/00. 778-
4368.
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.
SEASONAL FOR 1999/2000, 2BR/1BA duplex,
downstairs, completely furnished, one house from
beach. 813-689-0925.
BRADENTON 2BR/2BA home, furnished, on canal,
excellent location, close to beaches, shops, restau-
rants and golf. Annual, monthly or weekly rental,
don't miss this one. Phone/fax 795-6035.
RENTAL WANTED! Established remodeling contrac-
tor, five-year Island resident, looking for 1 or 2/BR
house, duplex, etc. Will consider fixer-upper for rea-
sonable rent. Must have garage or underneath lock-
ing storage. Non-smoker, no pets, no kids. 779-2294.
GORGEOUS TERRA CEIA BAY new condominium.
3BR/2BA, fifth floor, fabulous bay view, pool, tennis,
golf. Short-term lease available. $1,100 per month.
Call Debbie at 924-8274.

GULFVIEWS! HOLMES BEACH 2BR ground-level
home, fifty yards to Gulf beach, clean. $875 per
month, nothing included, security and last, no pets!
1-800-894-1950.

GULFVIEWS! HOLMES BEACH 3BR ground-level
home, fifty yards to Gulf beach, very clean home,
$1,075 per month, security and last, no pets! 1-800-
894-1950.

ANNUAL DUPLEX Holmes Beach, ground level,
2BR/1BA, lanai, unfurnished, steps to beach. $700
per month plus security, includes water, no pets.
778-7665.
BAYFRONT GROUND-LEVEL 1 BR/1BA, annual un-
furnished with dock privileges, no pets. 109 13th St.
S.. Bradenton Beach. S650 per month, 322-2101.
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach S350 per veek. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
ANNUAL DUPLEX 2BR/1 BA one block from beach.
Covered carport, utility room. S725 month plus one
month security deposit. 778-2043.


STUDIO APARTMENT with separate entrance,
porch. 778-7039.
CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE: Gulf to bay complex,
Imperial House, 2BR/1BA, completely updated. Gulf
view, ground floor, low maintenance fees. $94,500
turnkey furnished. (616)896-9257 or email
amislander@ hotmail.com.
1BR/1BA DUPLEX with Gulf view $550 month; 3BR/
2BA canalfront home, available until Jan. 10, 2000,
$950 month; 2BR/1BA duplex close to Gulf $650
month; 2BR/2BA canalfront condominium, available
Aug. 1, 1999, $950 month. Call Ann Harmon at Old
Florida Realty Company, 778-6849.


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ANNUAL RENTALS: efficiency 2814 Avenue C,
$375 month; 1BR Gulffront, 503 Gulf Drive S., $595
month; 2BR/1.5 BA, 408 A 71st St. $800 month;
2BR/2BA, 3202 6th Ave., $700 month. Call Fran
Maxon Real Estate 778-2307 for further information.
1BR DUPLEX 2110 Avenue B. $500 per month plus
electric. 778-6387.
1BR/1BA APARTMENT on the bay. 502 South Bay
Blvd., Bradenton Beach. $675 month, annual lease.
Call Dennis or Donna, 779-2148.

ANNUAL 3BR/1BA DUPLEX apartment at 3204 6th
Avenue. Very close to Gulf beaches and shopping.
$650 month plus utilities. Call Carol Saulnier at
Green Real Estate 778-0455.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated, unfurnished, remod-
eled. Storage, washer/dryer hookups. $700 per
month, $700 security includes water. 778-4932, 778-
6387.

ANNUAL NEARLY NEW 3BR/2BA house with Gulf
view, corner 65th Street. Available August 1. Shown
by appointment only. $1,600 month plus utilities. Call
Carol Saulnier at Green Real Estate 778-0455.

BRADENTON BEACH ANNUAL. Bayfront 1BR cot-
tage with deck, central air, washer/dryer hookup, lush
grounds, dock privileges, private parking. No pets,
$725 month. 778-4625.
LARGE LOVELY 1BR Holmes Beach Duplex. Tile
floors, washer/dryer, water, garbage included. Avail-
able July 15. $650 plus deposit. 778-2547.
GULFFRONT SUPERB VIEW 90 feet to Gulf. Unique
3BR/2BA. Prefer three to six months, not required.
$3,300 to $3,900 month, 778-0990.
ANNUAL SPACIOUS 3BR/2.5BA with very large
deck and garage. Dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup.
$975 month. 778-6074.-


ROOMMATE WANTED to share Gulf Drive apart-
ment in Holmes Beach with younger person. Summer
or annual, $400 month, $400 security. 778-2792.

QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD ANNUAL 1 BR/1BA, central
air, washer/dryer, shady back porch, 100 yards to
beach. First, last, security $650 per month, 778-1511.



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

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.

GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE 2BR/2BA ground
floor on a 50 by 100-ft. lot. Nice, quiet, dead-end
street. $525,000, 800-977-0803, 778-4523.

BARK & COMPANY REALTY buyer's broker. Buyers
represented. Steven M. Bark, Broker. 383-1717 or
720-3200.

GULFFRONT VACANT LOT on the Bridge Street
circle in Bradenton Beach. Zoned commercial, could
build three condo units. Call Sandy Labarre at
Wedebrock Real Estate Company 383-5543. Asking
$345,000.

RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA, first floor turnkey, great
exercise room, tennis, pool, saunas, good location.
Invest or enjoy living, 778-3040 or 753-7733.

BAYFRONT ESTATE $725,000. Four units located
directly on bay/intracoastal steps to Gulf beaches.
Cathedral ceilings, fireplace, wood floors, Jacuzzi
and boat docks. Great for investor or family estate!
3BR/2BA house, 2BR/2BA house and two 1BR
apartments. Call Deborah Thrasher or John Hines,
Wedebrock Real Estate Company 383-5543 or 778-
3395 eves.

CANALFRONT HOME with panoramic view of Sky-
way lights and bay/intracoastal, 2BR/2BA and poten-
tial 1BR apartment with Spanish tile floors, cathedral
ceilings, cedar closets, oversized two-car garage with
sauna, boat dock, davits, screened enclosed lanais,
A/C, refrigerator, new dryer 1998. $284,900. Call
Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate Com-
pany 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

ANNA MARIA CITY. View Bimini Bay from canalfront
home. Custom 3BR/2BA, cheerful spacious
greatroom layout. Dumbwaiter to kitchen, many ex-
tras, Garden atrium entry with inside staircase. Cozy
lanai and pool, dock, boat lift, oversized two-car ga-
rage. $549,000. Broker participation tour
www.annamaria.net/1. For appointment 778-4636.

EXCEPTIONAL GULFFRONT CONDO Martinique,
Holmes Beach, by owner. 2BR/2BA, lanai, garage,
storage, heated pool, tennis, clubhouse. Newly reno-
vated, turnkey furnished to perfection. Fourth level,
small pets accepted. $240,000. 778-1560.


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SEASIDE-STYLE VILLAGE on Longboat Key. Steps
to white sand beach. Casual coastal living. 27 homes
from $427,000. Call Conrad Beach, The Folsom
Group, 387-9595.

RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1 BA great location. Nicely fur-
nished, beach access, nice view, pool, tennis, club-
house, second floor, on-site management, $89,900.
795-4272.

KEY WEST STYLE 2BR/1BA, elevated, cathedral
ceilings, 300 feet to beach. Lush tropical landscap-
ing, 2807 Gulf Drive, $164,900. 778-0507.

NEW 2BR/2BA LUXURY condominiums. Concrete
and block construction. Views of Gulf and bay. Beach
access, pool, elevator, balconies, garage parking.
Starting at $310,000. 1201 Gulf Drive N. Model open
11am-4pm daily or call owner, 778-0396.





D.J.H. MORTGAGE

Specializing in
Mortgages for
Anna Maria Island!

Island Resident

Call Dennis J. Hendrickson 778-5304



BILL ALEXANDER
Broker Owner
Invites you to call one of our
Island real estate specialists!





778-4800


DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication.
UP to 3 line minimum includes approximately 21
words $8.00. Additional lines $2.50 each. Box:
$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 ille-
gal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status
or national origin, or intention to make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children
under age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, preg-
nant women and people securing custody of children under
18. This newspaper will not knowing accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are
hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspa-
per 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

Directly on Gulf Beach, this newer
3BR has plantation shutters, Ander-
son windows, solid oak spiral stair-
case, 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. OlSOnl better
at 795-3000 Real Esle, Inc. I W -l32.S


A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
COMPARE:
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Amount of Advertising and Promotions
International Contacts
Occupancy Rate
Total Rental Income Per Property
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
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229 South Harbor Dr.
Breatriaking view of the
bay and the Sunshine
Skvwav Bridge from this
newivy-built 3BR elevated
rlme Cathedral ceilings,

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Bill Alexander .... 778-4442
Lynn Hostetler... 778-4442
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CONVENIENT LOCATION. Contempo-
rary 3BR/2.5BA, open plan with many
new features. Master bedroom and bath
on ground floor with 2BR/1BR on second
floor with balcony overlooking
greatroom. $185,000. Dick Maher/Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165


BAY WATCH CONDO. Beautiful 2BR/
2BA bayfront complex. Spacious open
floor plan. turnkey furnished. Intracoastal
view with private boat and fishing dock.
Opportunity to own an excellent invest-
ment property. $174.900. Elizabeth
Andricks 778-4800. MLS 34463


. 778-4800
1-800-237-2252
www.paradiserealty.com
5201 Gulf Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
PROFESSIONALS
Dick Maher........ 778-6791
Dave Jones ....... 778-4891
Bob Wolter ........ 727-1883


HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX. Tidy
Duplex just a block from the beach.
Move-in condition in owner's side. Long
term tenant in West side. 1 BR/1 BA each
side. Dave Jones/Dick Maher 778-4800.
$148,500. MLS 38533


RUNAWAY BAY. Fully furnished, bright.
sunny condominium unit at Runaway Bay
with lagoon view. Clubhouse, tennis and
pool, walk to beach. Great vacation or
rental home. On-site property manage-
ment Call Ed Oliveira 778-4800/778-1751
eves. S132,500. MLS 38598


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HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
415 SPRING: The Clay House is back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House
is a 3BR/2BA with a single carport and sits on one and one-half
lots measuring 78 X 145. Built in 1910 (see above photo), 1954
and 1994. Asking last year's (1997) price of $219,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/-dougdowling/


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Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956
BIMINI BAY
4BR/3.5 BA spectacular home with panoramic
view ofBimini Bay. Cathedral ceilings, fireplace,
eat-in kitchen, den, large caged elevated pool, 60-
foot dock, davits, boat lift, great storage. More than
6,000 sq. ft. under roof. $775,000.
ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water ca-
nal, large lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
view and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two
pools. $178,500.
DIRECT GULFFRONT
2BR/1.5BA Seaside Beach House condo. Fur-
nished, end-unit, heated pool, beautiful beach
and view. $225,000.

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Julie Gilstrap Patti Marifjeren
LTG. GRI REALTOR.
Property Manager Property Manager
ANNUAL RENTALS
Sandy Pointe 2BR/2BA condo 5900
-27 Jacaranda -3BR/2BA S1,800
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Office 778-4800 Eves 778-1751
- 5201 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Fl 34217

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Call today. (941) 779-2113 or (800) 226-3351
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Realtor






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Broker/Salesperson





Richard Freeman
Realtor





Alan Galletto
Realtor

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Tom Nelson
Realtor






Nick Patsios
Broker/Salesperson






Rebecca Samler







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Realtor





Bob Smith
Realtor






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Realtor


MAINLAND


449 North Shore (Sarasota).
1769 Vamo Drive..........


COMMERCE
PROPERTII
304 Pine Ave ................
310 Pine Ave ................


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WATERFRO
HOMES:

60 North Shore Dr ........
520 58th Street..... .......
407 20th Place .............
525 68th Street ................
703 South Bay Blvd...........


KEY ROYAl
WATERFRONT H
726 Key Royale Dr.............
613 Ivanhoe La .............
624 Hampshire Lane..........


WATERFRO
AND ISLAND CC
6700 Gulf Dr ...............
Mariners Cove ...................


ISLAND HOM
254 Gladiolus ................
208 75th St .................
203 76th St ..................
6805 Holmes Blvd.........
2409 Avenue A (lot) ......
705 North Shore (vacant lot).


DUPLEXES/TRIPI
MULTI FAMILY PROF
2302 Gulf Dr ................
101 25th St .................
2219 Gulf Dr ................
203 76th St ..................


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$619,000
$529,000
.$339,900
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. $649,000
$675,000
$319,500


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$339,000
.$234,500


4ES:
$335,000
$299,000
$219,900
$199,900
$199,000
. $152,500


LEXES
PERTIES:
$569,000
$549,000
$375,000
$219,900



..$299,900
$299,000


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$224.000
$299.900


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No. 0627


PERSONAL SCORE

BY ROBERT MALINOW / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Brute
7 Pregame fixture
13 Joke
20 Embodiment
21 Solar wind
source
22 Property
receiver
23 I(1946)
26 Reactions to
baby pictures
27 Big bang creator
28 Sci-fi extra
29 Cancfin kinsman
30 Curlew's cousin
31 Drive gear
34 Chicago's--
Expressway
36 Anticipatory
exclamation
39 "My Mama Done
--Me"
40 Burning heat
41 1998 report
producer
43 It (1961)
47 Misfortunes
51 Charles de
Gaulle's
birthplace
52 Cell component
53 Capitulate
55 Employ a
therapeutic
technique


59 Fed. grant giver
62 Red dye no. 1?
63 They may get a
licking after
dinner
64 From the heart
67 Frostflower
68 Serb, e.g.
71 He (1960)
74 Person with
vows
75 More than
flinches
77 Features of a
face
78 1930 Triple
Crown jockey
80 Viola d'-
81 Part of B.C.E.
82 Flivver
85 Movie that
Khrushchev
watched being
filmed
87 Fritter away
91 Kind of sprawl
93 Accordingly
94 They (1951)
100 Cabbage
102 1990 stage and
film biography
103 Renowned
British runner
104 Marxist?
105 After-bath
application
108 Sleep inducer
110 Recycled item
112 Itinerary abbr.
113 Refuse
115 Old Plymouth


117 Itinerary word
120 You (1977)
125 Triumph
126 Does more than
see
127 Relative of
jujuism
128 Revolution's
enemy, maybe
129 Fixes firmly
130 Novelist's need
DOWN
I Roman-fleuve
2 Testify
3. Distillery items
4 Letters in a
long-distance
company's
number
5 Cartoonist
Wilson
6 Recluse
7 With intensity
8 Prohibition
9 National debt
unit
10 Dearie
11 Insect study:
Abbr.
12 Muslim messiah
13 De Niro's role in
"Raging Bull"
14 The Morlocks
ate them
15 Beam
16 Confident
solver's tool
17 Bind
18 Kerensky's
successor
19 Building toy
24 Flavor


25 Remove a slip?
30 We (1945)
32 Slangy suffix
33 Demond's
co-star, in 70's
TV
35 She (1989)
36 Night stalker
37 It grows on you
38 Mideast peace
talks site
42 Kind of welder
44 Yaw
45 "The Beggar's
Opera" writer
46 Buttinsky
48 Slow, to Salieri
49 Shroud of Turin
material
50 Lewis Carroll
animal
54 "Gotcha!"
56 Bike part: Abbr.
57 Baggy
58 Moore co-star
60 Discretion
61 Negotiate, as a
loan
64 Successor to the
Prophet, in
Islam
65 Cry of pain
66 Road houses?
68 Parker's need
69 Missouri town
where Truman
was born
70 Onward
72 It's a drag to
fishermen
73 "-- moment"


76 Part of a
Hemingway title
79 Oil container
82 Copycats?
83 "East of Eden"
girl
84 Picnic hamperer
86 York, for one:
Abbr.
88 "Comin'- "
(1981 3-D
western)


89 Close 105 Proffer bait
90 Air 106 Furseal
92 Vocal opposition 107 Morning
95 Without interest alarm
96 Oversight 109 Ship that
97 Straight, in a brought the
way Statue of
98 Laplander, e.g. Liberty to the
98 Corrupt United States
101 Part of a 111 Join securely
Hemingway title 114 This pulls a bit


116 Endorsed
117 Middle of a
famous boast
118 a secret
119 Worked up
121 1960's singer
Little -
122 Flight
123 Ballot abbr.
124 Provincetown
catch


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