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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


Bradenton Beach bike paths approved


By Paul Roat
Bradenton Beach will lose its dubious distinction
of being the barrier island "missing link" in a few years.
Regional transportation planners Monday agreed to
fund $270,000 for bicycle lanes along both sides of Gulf
Drive through the city in fiscal year 2004-05. When the
bike paths are completed, it will fill in the last gap in a bike
system that will stretch from the north end of Anna Maria
Island south through Longboat Key to St. Armands Key.
The city bike lane was ranked at the top of a list
scheduled to receive federal enhancement funds.



Emergency


officials refine


car tag details
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Any Islander who remembers the frustration of re-
entry following the evacuation for Hurricane Elena will
welcome the advent of the car-tag system.
In the past residents were issued stickers which
were placed on the front bumper of their vehicle. How-
ever, last fall Island officials learned that Manatee
County officials no longer consider the stickers a valid
means of identification. The stickers will be replaced
with hanging tags similar to those used to identify au-
tos transporting handicapped persons.
"If we see the tag, we'll just wave them through the
checkpoint," Bradenton Beach Police Chief Sam
Special said.
Members of the Island Emergency Operations
Center recently refined guidelines for issuing the tags.
Tags will be issued jointly by the three Island cities and
the Town of Longboat Key.
Tags will be color coded by city and have a
seven-digit identification number. One tag will be
issued per household and renewal stickers will be
issued every two years.
Initially the tags were to be one color but officials
agreed that color coding the tags will allow for local
emergencies.
"If we have a localized emergency such as a prob-
lem on the north end of Longboat Key, we don't need
to keep everybody off the Island." West Manatee Fire
Chief Andy Price explained. "If they are the only resi-
dents affected we can identify them by the tag color."
Special said the process will give law enforce-
ment personnel an easy method of identification and



ISLAND

BRIDGE NEWS

Bridge work continues
on Cortez
Daytime lane closures on the Cortez Bridge
will be taking place until the end of this eek as
workers ith the Florida Departmernt of Transpor-
tation perform regular maintenance on the bridge
between Cortez and Bradenton Beach.
Both motorists and boaters are urged to use
caution di. .- the work. scheduled to be com-
pleted July 30. although the work wvas also sched-
uled to be completed earlier this month.

Bridge repair dates set
for Anna Maria
Repairs to the Anna Maria Island Bridge at
Manatee Avenue are scheduled to begin b'
PLEASE SEE BRIDGE. NEXT PAGE


Planned are four-foot-wide asphalt bike lanes on
both the east and west sides of Gulf Drive.
It took the city three requests to get the funding.
This time, letters of support were garnered from Mana-
tee County and the cities of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach
and Longboat Key.
Ironically, Longboat Key's request for $282,000 for
a "multi-purpose pathway" on the west side of Gulf of
Mexico Drive was slashed to $180,000 by members of the
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The town was ranked at the top of the list to receive


funding from Sarasota County's portion of the en-
hancement funds until regional planners realized that
half the money would be used in the Manatee County
half of the key.
The group agreed to fund Longboat with $150,000,
plus the unused $30,000 from the Bradenton Beach
project, leaving the key to scramble for about $102,000
for its project. Total cost for the virtually key-long side-
walk-landscape-drainage improvement is estimated at
$409,000, with the town chipping in about one-third of
the funds.


Turtle bench
Holmes Beach artist Janet Melville adds welcome local color to a roadside bench at Gulf Drive and Cortez
Road in Bradenton Beach, hurrying to finish her turtle hatchlings before the afternoon shower could spoil the
paint. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Mark Bernhardt, Orlando


aid in disaster control.
"It will really be helpful if Holmes Beach, for ex-
ample, has a major street impaired," Longboat Key Fire
Chief Juilas Halas noted. "At the checkpoint we can let
residents know not to turn onto that street."
Officials discussed various methods of issuing tags
including through the tax collector's office or in utility
bills. Bradenton Beach Mayor Connie Drescher suggested
mailing the tags to all registered voters and requiring non-
registered voters to come to city hall for a tag.
Price said the tags can be checked against the county
tax roll to prevent residents from receiving more than one
tag. The fire district has the tax roll on computer disk.
However. officials must decide how to deal with residents
whose tags are lost or destroyed. Price noted.
Halas said he and Longboat Key Police Chief John
Kintz w ill pursue a distribution method.
Another unresolved issue i. howv to handle visitors
in motels and rental units. especially those staying on
the Island weekly or monthly, officials noted.
Bradenton Beach police have discussed making
cit:' ID cards for residents. The ID card would be at-
tached to the car tag.
Anna Maria Public \Works Assistant Anne Beck
said that in the past. sheriffs deputies have accepted
room keys as proof the persons seeking re-entrr are
stavinv in a motel.
"We should stress that renters ha. e something
from the property owner. such as a letter that the,. could
show. to get back n the Island." Lt. Dale Stephenson of
the Holmes Beach Police Deparment -aid.
Beck suggested inserting flier writh county utility
bills, to educate rental proper. o'.nr abno-ut he issue.
Price said emergency planner should schedule a
meeting ,Aih motel ow. ner. rental agent, and rental
property owners to di'cu-s the issue.
"I don't know if there's anv clear-cut wayv we can


address every situation," Price said.
Officials agreed that residents who do not wish to
purchase tags must have two forms of identification -
one with a photo and one proving they live or own
property on the Island, such as a voter registration card
or a utility bill with a corresponding Island address.
Price asked law enforcement officials to meet and
decide what pieces of identification they will accept for
re-entry. Stephenson said he will schedule a meeting
with sheriff's office personnel.
Tags for essential service providers will be yellow
with five-digit identification numbers, Price said. Es-
sential service providers are businesses and service
providers needed to help Islanders recover from a di-
saster. These include FPL and GTE personnel and gro-
cery and hard, are store o0.,ners and employees.
ESP applications are a',ailable at Island city l .' and
must be approved by the IEOC. The provider must apply
for a renev al sticker every tv.o year. A rmas,ter li.t of e-
sentia]l pro iders vill be maintained at the IEOC.


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ............................ ........................ 6
Those Were the Days .................................... 7
re .... .......................... ....... ...... ...... 20
Sandscript ............................. ..................... 22
Anna Maria Island tides ............................. 23
Sports Rap ................... ...................... 24
Crossword puzzle.......................................... 32


THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND


JULY 28, 1999







RB PAGE 2 K JULY 28, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Island bachelor/firefighter Owen struts stuff


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
One of the Island's best-known bachelors,
firefighter Tom Owen, will put himself on the line for
charity at the annual Sarasota Bachelor Auction Satur-
day night.
Owen has knocked on just about every business
door on Anna Maria Island, he said, gathering up
$1,400 of Island generosity and a long list of other
prizes for the woman who outbids all others for his
package.
And he has an act planned for the stage of the big
event. "A Las Vegas magic act" is all he or the spon-
sors will say about it, but it is suspected that he will
transport a woman to the stage, make them both disap-
pear in an appropriate for a firefighter cloud of
smoke, then show up again.
The affair is sponsored every summer by the
Sarasota unit of the American Cancer Society, and all
proceeds go to the fight against cancer. It will be at 6
p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Hyatt Hotel, 1000 Bou-
levard of the Arts, Sarasota.
Brenda Christopher, co-chair of the ACS Bachelor


Committee, said she and her group interviewed 60
bachelors and chose 25 of the "most promising" who
subsequently thinned down to 19, of which Owen is a
leading contender.
Women will bid on the men and their "dream date"
vacation packages after the men do a two-minute skit
each.
Owen's date package includes:
Dinner at the Sign of the Mermaid with trans-
portation provided by Gold Star Limousine Service.
Dessert at the Melting Pot, where Owen plans
to discuss a schedule for the pi6ce de resistance ...
A three-night cruise aboard the Fantasy of the
Carnival Cruise Line, a separate-cabins luxury trip put
together by Far Away Places Travel Service and fi-
nanced by many businesses, organizations and indi-
viduals on the Island.
Owen has been an Islander for 25 years and an
Anna Maria Fire District firefighter for seven. He also
has a small construction business and is a fishing guide.
He expressed profound gratitude not only for all the
help he has gotten from the Island as its premier bachelor,
but for the spirit with which the help was given.


Holmes Beach establishes stormwater task force


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach has a new board but no official
members to man it.
The city commission recently agreed to a request
by the city's canal commission to expand its focus to
include. stormwater management and development of
a stormwater master plan, expand its membership and
rename it the Stormwater Task Force and begin devel-
oping a stormwater master plan.
However, some members of the canal commission
have declared that they have no interest in being a part
of the new, expanded board.
According to the city's comprehensive plan, the
canal commission was given the task of "investigating
the feasibility of the city assuming responsibility for
conducting maintenance dredging of the city's canals."
After 18 months of study the canal commission
issued its final report recommending the city assume
responsibility and select qualified consultants to pre-
pare and manage the project.
Canal commissioners concluded that dredging the
canals is only part of a larger picture stormwater
management. They recommended a task force be
formed to analyze flooding and related environmental
problems, evaluate solutions and advise the city com-
mission.
They also advised the city commission to prepare
a stormwater master plan for upgrading, refurbishing
and maintaining the system as a whole infrastructure.
"I think it's a good idea." Mayor Carol Whitmore
noted. "This is not the most exciting topic on my plate.
If I can find some people with ambition and enthusi-
asm, these are the type of people we need to kick us in
the rear end and keep this going."


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Anna Maria Island's sea turtles are already ahead
of last year's numbers and still coming to nest even
one whose nesting will be done by people.
So far 240 nests have been counted on the Island.
said Suzi Fox. chief of the volunteer Turtle Watch and
holder of the state permit for turtle conservation. That
beats the 230 for all of last year. and at least two nest-
ing months remain.
Fifteen nests have hatched thus far. all successfully
except for the 70 hatchlings that died under Blue Wa-
ter Beach Club lights that subsequently were turned off
so that a second nest there hatched without casualties,
said Fox. Inshore lights often attract the baby turtles
away from water to their deaths.
A giant mother loggerhead that cracked her shell
in falling off a seawall was wrestled by main strength
to Mote Marine Laboratory, where she appears to be
doing well.
She is full of eggs, said Fox. and they must be col-
lected by humans when she discharges them. and
rushed to Anna Maria for burial. That way. her off-
spring will instinctively return to the Island when their


Holmes Beach canal commissioners reported
the results of its recent survey on canal and
stormwater problems. The survey was mailed to all
Island residents in June utility bills.
As of June 29 there were 551 responses 396
from Holmes Beach, 110 from Anna Maria and 32
from Bradenton Beach.
Residents were asked to check off a list of cri-
teria which they observed or experienced while us-
ing Island streets, canals or seawalls, including:
Flooding of streets into canals and waterways,
Flooding of property adjoining or near a canal,
Ditches along the street flooding and over-
flowing,
Streets with dips where storm drains have col-
lapsed,
Had trouble after a storm due to streets being
slow to drain,
Noticed a foul odor due to bottom of canals
being exposed at low tide,
Grounded a boat where depth of water should


"This is the hardest working committee I've ever
been on," Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes
stressed. "I want to thank them for all their input. I
would very much like to have some support like the
task force, because I can't do it all."
Chairman Roger Lutz asked where the city will get
funding for the work.


turn comes to be mothers.
She was discovered wedged on her side at the foot
of the seawall, angry and snapping at anything that
moved.
"She is enormous," said Fox, "four feet long and
about 300 pounds. She was bleeding badly and had a
crack in her underside from trunk to toe."
Wary volunteers managed to get a blanket under
the angry, biting turtle but couldn't get Fox's truck
through soft sand for loading. A Manatee County crew
working nearby loaded her on their tractor and got her
into the truck for the trip to Mote.
The laboratory's biggest tank is too small for the
turtle so that her 2 1/2-foot flippers hammer at its sides
when the animal tries to swim. A much larger tank has
been ordered and should arrive by the end of this week,
Fox said.
Meanwhile. Mote volunteers watch by day and Is-
landers by night to be sure to catch the eggs when they
emerge.
Fox praised the teamwork of the volunteers and
county crewmen "-I still don't know how we did it.
she was so heavy and cumbersome and was biting so
fiercely at us.


have been adequate,
Damaged boat or prop due to shallow water
where depth should have been adequate,
Could not use boat because water too shallow
in canal,
Observed caps of public seawalls in need
of repair,
Observed the collapse of a public seawall,
Observed pollution in a canal.
Complaints were divided into three catego-
ries flooding, dredging and appearance. Of
the respondents, 386 cited flooding problems,
237 had dredging complaints, 222 were con-
cerned about the appearance of public seawalls
or seawall cap problems and five had no prob-
lem with anything.
According to canal commissioners, "A few
respondents were very vocal about not paying for
dredging. A few more were enthusiastic that the
issue was finally being addressed and several ex-
pressed a willingness to pay their fair share."


Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger suggested the
commission consider a stormwater utility fee for residents.
Duennes said many communities in the state have
begun collecting such fees.
Both noted that grants are available for stormwater
management.



BRIDGE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE
early September.
Interbay Marine of Tampa, the contractor on
the $963,689 project, is scheduled to complete
repairs within four months. There may be inter-
mittent lane closures during the repair work.
Repairs will include replacing the machine
room, electrical renovations, fender repair and
patching the concrete railing and pilings. The
bascule span will also be painted.

Funding looking better for
replacement of Key Royale
Funding is getting better and better for the
replacement of the Key Royale bridge.
Regional transportation planners are moving
forward with swapping money from another
Manatee County bridge which has already been
replaced to the Holmes Beach span. DOT offi-
cials are also working toward keeping the money
local rather than moving it elsewhere in the state.
A final decision on the bridge's fate is ex-
pected in October. Replacement cost is estimated
at more than S900,000.


... and Islandwide stormwater,

canal survey results rolling in


Turtle nests productive so far


I






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U JULY 28, 1999 0 PAGE 3 []

Cablevision negotiations start in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
Island cable television viewers will soon have more
channels from which to choose plus faster Internet con-
nection speed.
For Anna Maria, the future comes in late September.
For Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach, though, the
future is a little more distant.
Anna Maria officials approved a contract extension
with Time Warner Communications, the local cable TV
provider, earlier this year. The contract provides five per-
cent of the cable cost subscribers pay to the city for use of
city rights of way.
The other two Island cities have been balking on the
cable contract. The delay has translated into Time Warner
holding off on providing expanded service to customers
in the Island's southern two-thirds until contract approval.
For Bradenton Beach, the clock is definitely ticking


- the current contract is due to expire Sept. 3. Holmes
Beach has until February to approve a new contract, al-
though Time Warner representatives have said expiration
of the cable contract will not translate into expiration of
cable service.
Bradenton Beach officials began cable negotiations in
earnest last week, meeting with Time Warner attorney
Gregory Porges to discuss elements of the proposed con-
tract. The city has received comments on the proposed
contract from its special attorney, Georgia Crump.
Although the Crump-Porges discussion dealt with
mostly technical aspects of the contract, one element of the
contract was agreed upon: an increase from 4 to 5 percent
for the franchise fee.
Attorney Porges said the franchise fee "is not some-
thing the cable company pays out of its pocket. It is passed
to the customer. It is collected by the cable company and


New
computers
for Tingley
Leah Pearson,
10, Jim Mazza,
14, and Kristen
Pearson, 15,
took Tingley
Memorial
Library's new
Macintosh
computers for a
spin. The pair of
I-Mac computers
were paid for
from funds from
book sales and
donations and
are available for
use by patrons of
the Bradenton
Beach library.
Islander Photo:
Paul Roat


remitted to the city."
One sticking point appears to be the length of the
contract. Time Warner and the cities currently are oper-
ating under 20-year contracts. Time Warner has agreed
that 15-year terms are the industry norm; Bradenton Beach
officials said that's too long, preferring a 10-year contract.
Among the improvements to cable service are re-
placement of cable lines with fiber-optic cables and new
equipment that will increase available channels more
pay-per-view channels, music channels and premium
channels. The new service will require new cable TV con-
verter boxes for each subscriber.
One of the most anxiously awaited elements of the
new cable service is Road Runner, an Internet service that
allows constant connectivity and a speed about 100 times
that of modems available to home computer users.
Many of the new cable features will be available at
higher prices, depending on what features subscribers
order. For example, the Road Runner service will cost
about $40 additional per month.
Bradenton Beach officials agreed to review the con-
tract and modifications, and discussion is expected to con-
tinue in August. Holmes Beach appears to be waiting to
see how contract negotiations in Bradenton Beach
progress before agreeing to a cable contract there.



Anna Maria City
8/4, 2 p.m., Bid opening for Community
Development Block Grant
Bradenton Beach
7/30, 7:30 a.m., Commission work session with
department heads
8/5, 7 p.m., Commission meeting
Holmes Beach
7/30, 9 a.m., Code Enforcement
Board CANCELED
8/4, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification
Advisory Board
8/5, 7 p.m., Planning Commission public
hearing on Intergovernmental Coordination
Element of the comprehensive plan


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Submerged gas pipe to go through SW Channel


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Coastal Corp., a Houston-based company, plans to
lay a natural gas pipeline along the bottom of Tampa
Bay, bringing it through a corridor between Egmont
and Passage keys.
The 36-inch diameter Coastal Corp. pipeline will
originate in Mobile, Ala., and supply power companies
in southwest and south Florida. It is termed the
Gulfstream Natural Gas System by Coastal.
The $1.2 billion Gulfstream pipeline will be com-
pletely submerged on the Gulf bottom from the time it
leaves Mobile until it surfaces somewhere in Manatee
County.
Many Florida power plants are refitting generators
for the planned switch over in the next few years and
they'll need a steady supply.
Florida power companies also say they will need
the gas for proposed plants. The companies want to
create 10,000 megawatts of electricity for new resi-
dents in the next decade. That's enough to power 5
million homes.
Coastal Corp.'s desire for a permit does not mean
it is the chosen one.
Indeed, another Houston firm, the Williams Co.,
has plans for a submerged pipeline from Mobile to the
Anclote River in Tarpon Springs. Williams Co. named
its project the Buccaneer.
But the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
will only approve one pipeline.
It's likely to be the one to Manatee County because
the proposed $1.5 billion Buccaneer pipeline crosses sen-
sitive wetlands in Pasco and Hillsborough counties, he
said. Also, landowners in both those counties have voiced
opposition to a three-foot pipe in their backyards.
Two other companies are planning pipelines or
expansion of pipelines.
Duke Energy Corp. of North Carolina wants to run
the $1.3 billion Sawgrass Energy Transmission System
from Coden, Ala., across the Panhandle and extend it
south through Central Florida.
Florida Gas Transmission has built the state's only
major pipeline, running north and south, and is plan-


ning an expansion.
Coastal Corp. is so intent on selling its Gulfstream
Natural Gas System to Floridians that the company
hired former National Football League player Pat
Summerall to promote the idea.
In a quarter-page newspaper ad Summerall, an
NFL broadcaster and Florida native, pitches the idea
for the pipeline based on its promise "to deliver clean-
burning natural gas to electric power generators for
Florida's dramatically growing economy."
Environmentalists like the idea of building one of
these pipelines because natural gas burns cleaner than
oil-fired generators.
What environmentalists are concerned about is the
way Gulfstream will lay the pipe once it reaches shal-
low waters along the southern rim of Tampa Bay.
At a recent "focus group" meeting at the Tampa
office of the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, Coastal Corp. officials met with DEP and
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers staff and environmental-
ists from the Sierra Club, ManaSota-88, Audubon So-
ciety, Tampa Bay Estuary Program and DEP's Florida
Marine Research Institute.
The July 6 meeting was the second in a series of
monthly get-togethers to be held through December in
different parts of Florida.
DEP wants to make sure it hears what people have
to say before a decision is made to give Coastal a per-
mit to build.
Coastal wants to submit an application in Decem-
ber and it will take DEP and other regulatory agencies
a year to approve or deny the permit, said Ken Hunting-
ton, DEP's team permitting coordinator on the project.
It's a fast-track situation because currently there
are negotiations ongoing between Coastal Corp. and
Florida power plant owners.
The power companies must have gas in the next
five years because it's the only thing the plants will be
able to burn once refitted, Huntington said.
There are contractural deadlines to be met, he said.
"Everyone likes the idea of a natural gas pipeline,"
Huntington said. "But where does it go to make the
least environmental impact?"


One plan calls for Coastal's pipeline to go to Port
Manatee.
The problem with that scenario is that the line has
to cross the Port Manatee spoil island, or Bird Island,
somewhere and the Audubon Society considers the is-
land one of the finest bird watching spots in Tampa Bay
and doesn't want it disrupted.
Coastal Corp. said it could direct drill under the
island to lay the pipe.
But that's a problem because the waters surrounding
Bird Island just west of Port Manatee are perhaps the fin-
est spawning grounds for snook in Tampa Bay, Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission snook re-
search scientist Ron Taylor said at the meeting.
Taylor, the state's primary snook investigator, said
the flats around the island and the flats from Port Mana-
tee to Bishops Harbor to the Sunshine Skyway also act
as a staging ground for spawning snook.
"Natural gas is a good idea and I think the spoil island
offers the best route for the pipeline," Taylor said. "But I
will make sure the company takes out a bond to repair that
island to pre-construction levels if they harm it. We're
going to require a bond before they ever touch a grain of
sand on that spoil island. It's too valuable."
A second plan calls for the pipeline to make land-
fall at the southern point of the Sunshine Skyway
Bridge then run south parallel to U.S. 19.
Either way the pipe will run across the state, down
along Lake Okeechobee then over to Fort Pierce. A
spur would be redirected northeast to Polk County for
power plants generating energy for public use and for
phosphate companies.
The problem with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
landfall is the shallowness of the water.
As the pipe gets closer to the Skyway and water
depths reach 12 to 15 feet, Coastal would dig a trench,
lay the pipe and cover it with rocks much like rip rap.
But that's a problem because it creates a barrier for
migratory animals such as shrimp, Huntington said.
Again, drilling under bay bottom and putting the
pipe in a tunnel would be an alternative unless that
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Holmes Beach planners


reject ordinance second time


-, -
10th anniversary, class of '99
graduates
The School for Constructive Play in Anna Maria
celebrated its 10th year June 28 in conjunction with
its annual pre-kindergarten graduation affair.
Teacher Gail Marsden says goodbye to 5-year-old
graduates Sarah Falls, left, of Longboat Key, and
Mary-Elizabeth Finn of Bradenton. Islander Photos:
Courtesy of Cynthia Finn

PIPELINE, FROM PAGE 4
method causes damage to seagrass beds, he said.
And digging and dredging would take place over
a distance of several miles.
"The bridge causeway route is a concern," Hun-
tington said. "Environmentalists think there could be a
lot of damage during installation."
Gloria Rains, chairman of the environmental group
ManaSota-88, believes power plants burning natural


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Density is still the issue, said Holmes Beach
planning commissioners in recommending that the
city commission reject a revised ordinance on spe-
cial non-conformities.
The ordinance would create a special non-con-
formity status for buildings or structures that don't
comply with city requirements but aren't 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
does not conform to the city's comprehensive plan.
The ordinance was the result of a problem con-
cerning the number of allowable rental units at the
Aquarius Beach Resort, 105 39th St.
According to city research, the owner of the
motel added an 11th unit in 1981 as a model for the
sale of timeshare units which would later function as
a recreation room. The commission stipulated that
no more than 10 units be occupied.
The motel's current owner, John Pace, said his
family, as well as previous owners, have lived in the
11th unit and city officials were aware of the unit.
When he and his wife moved from the property and
the unit became available to rent, the situation came
to the city's attention.
According to the original ordinance, the property


gas is the only way to go. Still there are mixed feelings
about a pipeline coming through Manatee County's
back yard.
"We're proponents of using natural gas," Rains
said. "But we have to make sure the pipeline is built in
the least destructive place."
ManaSota-88 Attorney Tom Reese said if Coastal
wants to come in at Port Manatee, it would involve
eight miles of dredging.


owner must make application for special status and
meet specific criteria. After planners rejected it, the city
attorney suggested amending the density provisions to
require that the density existed prior to the date of the
adoption of the 1989 comprehensive plan.
When considering the amended ordinance, plan-
ners said it still does not resolve the density issue.
They also pointed out that the ordinance would not
aid Pace because the Aquarius did not have a legal
gross density of 11 units prior to the adoption of the
1989 comprehensive plan.
"We feel it is not in the best interest of the commu-
nity to pass an ordinance which would stretch the lim-
its of the comprehensive plan and the land development
code to assist one individual situation," planners noted.
"I'm no different than any Islander who's run-
ning a legitimate business and all of a sudden some-
one tries to take it away," Pace countered. "If the
government has overlooked something that's been
existing for 18 years, there has be some type of ex-
clusion or outlet to resolve it. Forget John Pace. This
is about what's fair."
"We can't help you," Chairman Sue Normand
replied. "We can only do what we're charged with
doing. We know how frustrating it is. We've all
fought city hall," she said.
City commissioners were considering the plan-
ning commission's recommendation Tuesday
evening, July 27, at presstime.


"One of the problems is that Coastal wanted to lay
the pipe on the bottom and put gravel over it," Reese
said. "But environmentalists said that once inside Pas-
sage Key, Coastal would have to bury it. That involves
a cut six to eight feet deep by 25 feet wide.
"We don't have a problem where it comes ashore
here. I think it can be done whether it's Port Manatee
or the Sunshine Skyway Bridge causeway. It just de-
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Faster than a speeding bullet
Change has been a bane of Anna Maria Islanders'
existence for as long as we can remember.
Politicians most. often run on single-plank plat-
forms promising voters that they want to keep Anna
Maria Island the charming, quaint place it is or at
least the way they found it when they arrived here from
parts north.
No one wants Anna Maria Island to change, but
change it does. Just ask Snooks Adams, retired police
chief of Holmes Beach and a native-born Cortezian.
He remembers the beaches when hardly a soul
lived here. Ask him what he thinks about the way
things have changed and the huge increase in popula-
tion just since the 1970s and he'll tell you like it is.
"Hell, I didn't want you here."
But, he adds, since you are here, we've got to pro-
vide for everyone. (He was for the high, fixed-span
bridge replacement on Manatee Avenue.)
So now we have another change on the way.
Cablevision is vastly changing the way it provides ser-
vice to subscribers, and none too soon.
Other areas of the country are already benefitting
from state-of-the-art fiber-optic cable lines which im-
prove the quality of reception and the quantity of pro-
gramming available.
Thank goodness we didn't have to wait for the
Anna Maria Island Bridge replacement for Time
Warner to replace its lines to Anna Maria Island as
they planned to do since it isn't going to happen
anytime soon.
With the change comes a new service eagerly
awaited by some Islanders surfers of a sort on the
World Wide Web.
Several phone calls to our office alerted us that Island-
ers want faster Internet service and they're upset about any
delays. They were told by Time Warner sales representa-
tives that the reason they don't have "Road Runner" (con-
nection at 100x normal modem speed) is "political."
Indeed it is. But not so much that Time Warner
couldn't proceed as originally planned. After all,
they've managed to progress without a new bridge to
carry the lines across the Intracoastal Waterway to the
Island.
The City of Anna Maria has signed its Time
Warner franchise agreement and will serve as a proto-
type for Road Runner service in Manatee County, be-
ginning as soon as September if all goes well.
Meanwhile, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach
are in discussion with Time Warner for renewal of fran-
chise contracts.
Folks there must wait for expanded service and
their city commissions to make the world change
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Noisy truck troubles residents
We applaud Publix and its new store on East Bay
Drive. The managers and employees are courteous and
store's location saves me a lot of time by not having to
commute to the mainland, especially since it's right across
the street. But, unfortunately it seems that a refrigeration
truck sits outside the loading dock and emits a loud noise
which disturbs the surrounding condominiums and
homes. Can Publix please find an alternative to this noisy
situation?
Jeff Schell, Holmes Beach
Anna Maria should rethink park
Whenever I hear that there are plans to create another
park, I am normally highly pleased with and supportive of
the project.
However, there was something about James Loomis'
letter in the July 14 issue that made me have a second
thought. Accordingly, I visited the site of the proposed
project and found to my surprise that there really is very
little to suggest that this land would make a useful or even
mildly valuable addition to our island as a park.
I am certain we can use our resources on better
projects.
William M. Diamant, Anna Maria

Gladiolus dissent part two
Right on, Elke and Stanley Funk! I too have been
parking on Gladiolus Street. I've been using the street for
the past 10 years for my trips to the Island. I arrive about
8 a.m. and by noon I have left, on the average of one to
three times a week, and as the song said, never on Sunday.
I leave those days to the tourists.
There was absolutely no warning that parking was
prohibited. I hadn't even thought to look at the signs. Why
should I? For any change, there are always warnings
posted that a change will occur. In this instance, nothing.
Well, I'm a good citizen and paid my $15 parking
ticket at city hall.
Angry? Yes, I was, because the signs were changed
and no warning was issued and I was flat out given a ticket
when a warning would have sufficed. Believe me, I don't
go around breaking laws.
I had the pleasure of meeting the mayor when I-went
in to pay my ticket, a helluva nice guy. I don't hold him


in any way responsible. What did I say to him?
"It was carelessness on my part, mayor, but dirty pool
on the part of the City of Anna Maria."
I think the parties responsible for this change forgot
the rest of the signs to go with "No Parking" signs: "Stay
Out! We don't want you here! This is a restricted area!"
Personally, I think the individuals responsible for
these new signs made a mistake when they came over our
bridges to move here. No doubt they meant to turn left to
Longboat Key, not a right turn to the "people's beaches"
on Anna Maria.
Tom Kochery, Bradenton

Anna Maria neglects park
It's hard to believe that Anna Maria city government
has thoughts of acquiring more land for a park when that
government body doesn't ever care for a park it already
has. During the past three years Gulffront Park, especially
from Palm through Cedar avenues, has suffered from
uncontrolled growth of sea grape trees and exotic vegeta-
tion and littered with dead palm fronds and tree branches.
Begin at the southwest comer of Gulf Boulevard and
Palm Avenue, noting its deplorable condition, and mean-
der south along the sidewalks. The beach lies westward
beyond the wall of sea grape bushes now growing into
trees. Don't pick grapes from that tree by the sidewalk -
vigorous poison ivy vines are guarding it.
Between Palmetto and Willow avenues note the thriv-
ing Brazilian pepper grove, just west of the sea grape trees.
Search and you will discover a lonely, gasping button-
wood. Note the expanding growth of leopard's tongue and
thorn trees, all covering areas where sea oats would be
thriving.
Please explore the wilderness south of the Willow
Avenue walkover. Careful of the dead wood and impen-
etrable vegetation carrot wood, leopard's tongue, pal-
metto, thorn trees, sea grapes choking out needed sea
oats and buttonwood.
The sad part is that Public Works Director Phil
Charnock has rejected offers by some adjacent property
owners to help. His reply to us: "The city will take care
of it. Stay out of the park."
What kind of care will the city give a new park?
Elizabeth Moss, Anna Maria






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THOSE WERE THE r AYS
________ Part 7, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder ____________


A New Yourk
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reflected the
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1918.


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In March 1918 the British and
French were reeling from a massive
German attack north of Paris. It was the
doughboys of two American infantry
divisions and the Sixth Engineers who
saved the day. In appreciation, a top
British general decorated them for their
valor.
But it was only an emergency mis-
sion. Gen. "Blackjack" Pershing wanted
wait until he had three million men
shaped up for a separate American
army.
So it was back to regular duty for
Anna Maria Key's Clair Jones. No more
glory for him now. He and his buddies
in Company E in the Sixth Engineers
did the "dirty work" of war.
For the next two months they were
on the move, going to places with names
next to impossible for Americans of
those days and today to pro-
nounce, let alone locate on a map.
Excerpts from the diary of Clair's
friend Will Austin tell how it was:
May 9: Left Hangest for Fanvilliers
and arrived the same day. Marched in
the ditch most of the time as the English
Royal Artillery had the road. Ate dinner
at an old-fashioned windmill, Dutch
style. Built of stone 50 feet high. Ar-
rived at dark.
Clair and I drew the barn for our
billet with a billy-goat for a roommate.
This is where we became acquainted
with the Australians and New
Zealanders. Our arrival was made inter-
esting by air-o-plane fighting going on
overhead.
May 10: We received gas masks
which Clair detested. I laughed at one
incident when we were training with
them. I saw Clair trotting at good speed
with his fingers slipped under the edge
of the mask to let in the air. All the time
he had his face turned away from the
officers. He was going splendidly when
suddenly he tripped and took a header.
His profanity was artistic.
May 11: We were put to work
within 1,500 yards of the German lines.
Clair and I were on the day shift putting
in machine gun emplacements under
camouflage. It was here Clair and I had
our first experience under shell fire.
German shells meant for an English bat-


tery fell short. It began an awful bar-
rage all along the front. We heard a
moaning like two shells coming to-
gether. The shells struck close as Clair
and I made for a machine gun trench.
Companies F and E at. this point
were with 500 Australians. We only
had one public well, 175 feet deep,
with an old-fashioned bucket. We had
to get in line with our canteens and
stand from five to six hours. I bought
cistern water from an old French
woman for shaving, and it was no good
for drinking.
May 14: A bombardment hit the
place where Clair and I are staying.
Eight people killed. The bomb fell right
in the middle of the old Frenchman's
garden and left a deep pit.
May 15: Moved to another wood.
We dug in on the reverse side of a hill.
A meadow mole burrowed through it
and kicked a whole lot of dirt in on
Clair's head in the night. He thought a
bomb had struck. Company E had two
English labor battalions under them
here.
May 19: Constantly within range
of the enemy's guns. Been under shell
fire seven times, bombed four times.
One bomb blew the officers' tent all to
pieces. The shelling never stopped.
May 24: Big shells sent over from
long-range guns, 17 killed and 39
wounded in an English labor battalion.
A shell cut my coat and struck the wall
of the dugout beside me. Shelling came
so close we were driven away from
work. About to return again, when an-
other barrage took place. Hit places
where we were working. Damaged
some of the timbers we'd put in.
Bombed 10 times today. Nine
Americans killed.

While Clair and Will were getting
their baptism of fire, other Americans
were winning the first "all-American"
victory. On May 28 the men of the First
Division took only 35 minutes to re-
capture the town of Cantigny. Back
home people went wild.

Next: Clair sees red -
white and blue


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Tentative budget in place for Anna Maria


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
It's number crunching time again.
Florida cities are busy hammering out new revenue
and expenditure plans. The budgets must be carved in
stone and approved by Oct. 1.
Anna Maria City commissioners met July 20 for a
second work session on its 1999-00 budget. Less than a
handful of residents attended the meeting.
Since its first budget meeting, the city's projected
revenues and expenditures are closer to being in accord,
although the city still faces a shortfall of $68,204.49. The
proposed $1,131,230 in expenditures doesn't match up
with $1,063,026 in projected revenue.
As of June 30, the city had $534,576.81 in its reserve
fund. In the current budget for 1998-99, revenue is
$1,104,973 and expenditures are $1,400,653 with
$295,680 coming from reserves.
Contributing to the crunch in the 1999-00 budget is
$100,000 needed for an approved matching-fund grant to
restore the city's pier and the June 1999 expiration of a one
cent sales surtax.
Mayor Chuck Shumard asked commissioners what
their position was on raising property taxes to avoid trans-
ferring money from the city's reserves. As a comparison,
he said, raising the millage rate from the current 2.0 to 2.25
would be in line with the City of Holmes Beach.
Holmes Beach has not raised its millage rate from the
current fiscal year. It is holding the line at 2.25.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of
property, less any applicable exemptions.
During last year's budget hearings the millage rate
was raised from 1.7 to 2.0, resulting in an 18 percent in-
crease in property taxes for Anna Maria property owners.
Commissioners were not in favor of raising the mill-
age rate for a second year and opted to keep it at 2.0. In-
stead they looked to other avenues to trim the budget be-
fore dipping into reserves.
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Without raising the millage rate, the projected
amount the city will receive from property taxes is
$539,468, up from $511,041 the current year, thanks to
increased property values.
In an effort to bring more money into the city, Com-
missioner Max Znika suggested entering into a franchise
agreement with Waste Management. He said 5 percent
would yield the city $15,000 in franchise fees per year
and only cost homeowners $2 to $3 per quarter.
He also submitted a suggestion to collect rent on a
city-owned parking lot, which he says will bring in an
additional $6,000 per year.
Working from the other side of the spectrum, Vice
Mayor Robert McElheny proposed to cut expenses by
eliminating a third person in the public works department.
There is $16,146 budgeted for another employee, but the
position has not been filled.
According to McElheny, a truer figure for the posi-
tion with benefits is $20,757.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said, "A third
person would make us more efficient," reminding the
commission that the city will be taking over pier main-
tenance in the future.
Speaking of employees in the public works depart-
ment, McElheny said, "I think we need to manage what
they do with their time better.
"The biggest expense in the city is employee related.
We start adding and I don't ever see us subtracting," he
said.
He recommended contracting out work on a piece-
meal basis.
Commissioner George McKay also objected to hir-
ing a third employee in public works. He suggested bud-
geting $4,000 for a part-time person and utilizing a per-
sonnel service only in times of need.
With the exception of the newly appointed city clerk,
all city employees will receive a 5 percent raise when the
new budget takes effect.
McElheny, who has in the past been frugal when it
comes to doling out pay raises, was in favor of the in-
crease as long as a third person would not be hired in
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However, McElheny objected to an increase for City
Clerk Laura Vogel because she is new to the position.
Vogel was promoted from the public works department
and a salary of $18,252 to clerk with a salary of $29,000
on May 11.
Shumard said the raise is justified because she "is
doing a great job."
In disagreeing with McElheny, Shumard told the
commission they haven't heard the last from him. He said
he would come before the board in five months and re-
quest a raise for Vogel.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe objected in the past to
city tax dollars being spent for charity, but he is presently
on vacation and city officials were generous when it
comes to supporting local organizations
Don Shroeder, spokesperson for World of Work,
asked the city for a one-time donation of $7,000 during
last year's budget process. The city approved $3,000 and
Schroder returned this year asking for the remainder of his
original request.
Anna Maria donations include the following with the
current contributions in parentheses.
Anna Maria Island Community Center $16,000
($15,000).
World of Work $4,000 ($3,000).
Anna Maria Island Historical Society $500.
Anna Maria Art League $500 of $2,500 re-
quested.
Keep Manatee Beautiful $500.
Mote Marine Laboratory $500.

Income
Property taxes with additional homestead exemption
$532,068.
Franchise fees total $115,845, including electric
$90,131; telephone $3,114; cable 22,600.
Licenses and permits $99,000
Occupational licenses $24,000
Building permits $75,000.
State revenues total $141,827, including, two cent
cigarette tax $11,801; revenue sharing cigarette tax
$15,347; revenue sharing fuel tax $8,784; alcohol bever-
age licenses $2,150; 1/2 cent sales tax $103,745.
County shared revenues total $46,381 including,
four cent gas tax $24,664; nine cent gas tax $9,834; two
cent local option $11,883.
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carved at Anna Maria Elementary School's summerfest event. Islander Photos: David Futch


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Adult computer courses taught by staff from
Manatee Technical Institute will be offered this fall
at Anna Maria Island Elementary School.
The classes, ranging from beginner to advanced,
will be held in the new Kronus Community Technol-
ogy Center, a tribute to retired principal Jim Kronus.
Each class costs $48.
Computer Phobia will meet from 4:30 to 6:30
Monday and Wednesday for five weeks beginning
Oct.4. It's ideal for the person with little or no com-
puting skills.
Computer Introduction meets 4:30 to 6:30 Mon-
day and Wednesday for five weeks beginning Nov.
8. As the name of the course implies, it's an introduc-
tion to basic computing. Mouse skills are required.
Windows 95 Beginner meets 4:30 to 6:30 Tues-
day and Thursday for five weeks beginning Oct. 5.
The class will introduce features of Win95, Word
Pad, Paint and control panel.
Windows 95 Intermediate meets 4:30 to 6:30
Tuesday and Thursday for five weeks beginning
Nov. 9. It will pick up where the beginner course


leaves off, introducing control panel, copying and
moving files, defragmentation, scan disk and installa-
tions.
Adults wishing to register for the courses can call
Manatee Technical Institute at 751-7900.
Since its inception last year, World of Work Inc.
has made great strides in raising funds to establish the
technology center and fill it with computers, equipment
and furnishings.
According to WOW president and spokesperson
Don Schroder, WOW has carried through with its
promise to establish a learning center for all Island resi-
dents.
Schroder said the technology center houses 15
work stations with a mix of IBM and Macintosh com-
puters that will be used for student curriculum as well
as remedial teaching.
WOW's fundraising drive continues as the program
is not yet fully funded, Schroder said. Those wishing to
make a contribution to WOW can call Shroder at 778-
2200 during business hours, or Principal Tim Kolbe at
708-5525 when classes resume Aug. 23.


New this month at Island library


On display at the Manatee County Island Branch
Library during August are pastels by Dawn Ingraham
Clark and a display of Island history created by
Carolyne Norwood and presented by the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society.
Early Island photographs will be shown along
with a variety of artifacts from the Historical Mu-
seum, including Dr. Ed Huth's medical bag. He was
an early resident and built the Island Medical Center.
Also on display will be an old-time bathing suit,
fossils, shells, sharks' teeth and jaws, rattlesnake
rattles, postcards, maps and an original post office
box.
The Friends Book Club will meet 10:30 Wednes-
day, Aug. 11.
Services offered at the library include meeting
space for community organizations. A visit from the


Holmes Beach Civic Association is scheduled for
10:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21.
A veteran service officer will be available to inter-
view clients from 1 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday with ap-
pointments required. Call 749-3030.
Anyone interested in donating books to the library
can call 748-5555 or stop by a local branch. The library
is particularly interested in obtaining the latest best
sellers as demand for these books is great. Contribu-
tions are tax deductible.
Also, anyone wishing to lend the library a hand by
volunteering can call 748-5555.
The branch is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. Hours at the library are 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 10 to 6 Tuesday and
Thursday, 10 to 5 Friday and Saturday. For more infor-
mation, call 778-6341.


Children
stand up for
others
Sonny Crumpler was
flower girl and
Brendan Poirier
served as ring bearer
for a ceremony held
in June to reaffirm
marriage vows for
five couples who
reside at Westminster
Asbury Towers,
Bradenton. The
children participated
with other members
of the "Joyful Noise
Children's Choir"
from Roser Memorial
Community Church,
Anna Maria.


8 authors inaugurate new St. Armands bookstore


Eight authors will be on hand at a grand opening
for Circle Books July 31 on St. Armands Circle.
The bookstore, at 478 John Ringling Blvd.,
opened its doors July 2.
Scheduled to attend the grand opening are:
E.C. Avers, author of a detective series featur-
ing private eye Tony Lowell. He will be present
throughout the day to talk to readers and sign books.
Tom Corcoran, who penned "The Mango Op-
era" and the soon-to-be-released "Gumbo Limbo."'
He will bring copies of a book he co-published,
"Remembering Ernest Hemingway." and will be
joined by that book's co-author, Sarasota High
School English teacher Frank Simons. Corcoran
will be at the bookstore most of the day; Simons
will be present from 3-5 p.m.


Tim Dorsey, author of the just-released "Florida
Roadkill." Dorsey will be available to sign his book
from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Jean Heller, thriller writer of "Maximum Im-
pact" and "Handyman." She will be present from
noon-2 p.m.
Peter Meinke, poet and writer of the short story
collection 'The Piano Tuner." Meinke will be at the
bookstore from I1 a.m. to 1 p.m.
David Ramus, a former art dealer and author of
"Thief of Light" and "The Gravity of Shadows." He
will be signing books from 1-3 p.m.
Mary Stolz, children's writer of "Casebook of a
Private (Cat's) Eye." She will sign books from 1-3 p.m.
For more information, call Circle Books at 388-
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A bit of


Cortez


history


in a song
By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Julian P. "Goose" Culbreath grew up in Cortez
amid a fiddlin' and foot stompin' family of singers and
musicians.
Culbreath, 82, and a fiddler who still uses the same
instrument he bought for $12 when he was 10 years
old, wrote a piece of music long ago called the Cortez
Rag(s).
Doris Perry and Goose's nephew Richard E.
Culbreath wrote lyrics years after Goose wrote the
music.
Two years ago Perry and Richard Culbreath sur-
prised Goose at the Cortez Seafood Festival.
Goose got up and started to play Cortez Rag when
Perry and Richard said, "Goose, that's not the way it
goes. Start over again."
When he did, Perry started singing the lyrics.
What followed was an accurate description of how
Florida folks lived when the only people here were
those who could put up with clouds of mosquitoes,
waters teeming with alligators and rattlesnakes under
every palmetto.

THE CORTEZ RAG(S)
Our family moved to cortez
In nineteen and twenty one
I was only four years old
And life for me was really fun

I got myself a nickname
Now they call me "goose"
I loved to play with that old bird
Just couldn't turn it loose


I grew up a fisherman
Fished in every bay
With my dad and my six brothers
Lookin' every which a way
We searched real hard for fish to
Catch but often came home empty
Hard times for a family
Makin' a livin' from the sea

Patches, patches, patches
On my britches
Patches on patches,
Stitches on stitches
My mother's sewing and
Sisters chores never seemed to end
Wear 'um out, tear 'um up,
And patch 'um up again

Up before the sunrise
Fishin' through the evening'
Supper time was
A special part of every day
Mullet and grits
Biscuits and gravy
Gave us the strength
To carry on another day

We worked hard and played hard
And had lots of bills to pay
But music was our fun time
Made everything ok

When our nets were empty
And our hopes began to sag
We'd all play our music
A-wearin' our cortez rags

Patches, patches, patches
On my britches
Patches on patches,
Stitches on stitches
My mother's sewing and
Sisters chores never seemed to end
Wear 'um out, tear 'um up,
And patch 'um up again

And we were happy wearing'
Our cortez rags


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Joan Edna Callihan. 50. of Bradenton Beach. died
July 19 at home.
Born in Colquitt. Ga.. Mrs. Callihan came to Mana-
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and a Braille interpreter. She was a Christian.
Burial at sea will be private at a later date. The Good
Earth Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest
Florida. 5955 Rand Blvd.. Sarasota. FL 34238. or Medi-
cal Resource Council. P.O. Box 7754. Tampa. FL 33673.
She is survived bv her husband. Eddie: one daugh-
ter, April Griffen. of Tampa: one sister. Judy Goff. of
Tampa; and two grandchildren.


Richard
Culbreath
on guitar
and Goose
Clubreath
on fiddle
perform
"Cortez
Rag(s)."
Islander
Photo:
David
Futch


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July 25 in Blake Medical Center.
Vazquez-Valez was born in Puerto Rico and
moved to Holmes Beach this year.
A retired social worker in Puerto Rico. she was a
Catholic.
There will be no service. P-alms Funeral Home of
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Survivors include her mother Maria Velez of
Puerto Rico: a daughter Millie Torres. of Holmes
Beach: a brother. Bernardino Vazquez. of Puerto
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Big 2
Little Birdie Tidbits, sweetheart of The Islander
Bystander mascot team, turns 2 on July 29, as her pal
Mr. Wizard approaches the age of 4.
Her namesake Birdie Tebbetts, of baseball fame
and a longtime Islander, passed away in March. She
makes us ever more pleased as the sweetest little femi-
nine Cairn terrier puppy and a reminder of the stories
he shared by means of a lifetime in baseball.
"It's a girl?" he asked. "Why'd you name a girl dog
after me?"
"We tried Snooks and a few other names of local
favorite folks and she didn't answer. She likes to be
called Birdie, Birdie," we said.
And so it was, with Tidbits added to boot thanks to
the story Birdie told us of a Texas radio announcer who
tried to give him a nickname long ago when he was still
rostered as George Tebbetts.
The guy called him Tidbits throughout the game
and when it was over and Birdie heard about it, he
marched himself over to the radio station and straight-
ened him out.
And he was Birdie Tebbetts on the baseball rosters
from then on, although there was always much specu-
lation about where the nickname came from mostly
because Birdie enjoyed perpetuating a mystery.
Birdie had been "Birdie" from the cradle on, hav-
ing been so dubbed when an aunt commented he had
a mouth like a bird, or so he said.
It wasn't so long before he passed on that he
quizzed us one day: "What's the most frequently spo-
ken name in sports?"
We tried a few unsuccessful guesses, such as Babe
Ruth and Michael Jordan.
Nope, he said. It's Birdie repeated over and over
on every golf course in the world every day.
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and goings and the goings on at the newspaper.
Wizard gives heck to Bob the Locksmith, who
teased him since he was a couple months old, and both
dogs bark furiously at passing dogs. Otherwise, they let
folks come and go without much comment.
They demand cookies from favorite friends
Snooks, Big Rick and Capt. Mike, receive tidbits of
Andre's omelets from the Smiths in exchange for tricks
- and generally let the rest of the world go by.
We invite all their friends to stop by for ice cream
and dog biscuits between 4 and 5 p.m. Thursday.


Birdie Tidbits first arrived at The Islander
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Breed: Cairn terrier
Birthday: Birdie, July 29 and Wizard, Nov. 4
Temperament: Birdie, sweet and timid,
very kissy; Wizard, very aggressive for a small
dog, marks everything (even shoes on feet).
Weight: Birdie, 12 pounds, Wizard, 17
pounds.
Favorite food: People food. Birdie eats ex-
otics like Chex Mix and watermelon while Wiz-
ard prefers to stick to meat and cooked or raw
(whole) fish. (He's wild about fish.) Both have
a serious sweet tooth with Haagen Daz being
the no. 1 preferred people food.
Favorite pastime: Chasing squirrels, hunt-
ing bugs and catching lizards
Climbing: Birdie scales palm trees and stands
on the back of chairs to improve her view out the
window, while Wizard is happy to circle on the
ground and put his nose in the crack in the door.
Travel: They prefer to go to a drive-up, fast-
food window.
Groomer: Pup in a Tub.
Vet: Dr. Jane at Island Animal Clinic (at
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Unforbidden
Gretchen and Bud Edgren of Holmes Beach share an Islander Bystander in the Forbidden City, Beijing, on
their trip to the Orient.


'Do you know the way
to San Jose'
Carolyn Carr and Steve Shrader, left, of Bradenton
Beach, visit David and Andrea Rubenstein at the site
of their new home being built in San Jose, Costa
Rica. The Rubenstein's are part-time residents of
Holmes Beach.


Three deep Who they?
Three generations of women from here take an Islander Bystander to the Joan Voyles doesn't know whom she got a photo of but she knows what an unidenti-
verge of the Valley of Death in Madrid during their trip to Spain: from left, fied woman and her dogs, one evident and the other less so, all engaged in the richly
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Days long past
The aerial view of Key Royale in 1960 shows
the bridge in place and only a few homes built
on the man-made canals, including an elabo-
rate air-conditioned home visible on a canal
end belonging to the first president of the
former Island Bank, Clarence "Cotton"
Brewer. To see more pictures of days past,
visit the Island Museum at 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4
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Art is too a guy thing
Volunteers from the Artists Guild of Anna Maria
Island paid a recent visit to summer camp at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Peggy Potter
helps 6-year-old Austin Martin of Anna Maria with
his special collage.

Still time to register for
Students participating in Time Warp Adventures
at the Anna Maria Island Community Center look for-
ward to each new day of the summer camp program.
Summer Camp 1999-Time Warp Adventures will
continue through Aug. 20. The cost is $60 per week,
which includes all field trip admissions, and $50 per


A little glue works as well as a lot of glue Nadine
King explains to camper Alex Yarger. Islander
Photos: Courtesy of Cynthia Finn

Community Center camp
week for a second child in the same family.
Thanks to the generosity of All Island Denominations
and last year's Bridge Street Festival, limited partial schol-
arships are still available to students who qualify.
Children in kindergarten through grade six are eli-
gible. For more information, call 778-1908.


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Camp Calendar
Theme: The Millennium
Focus: Forgiveness and Integrity
Monday, 8/2/99
Girls and Boys: Projects and Journals
Tuesday, 8/3/99
Girls: Movie "Fly Away Home" 9 to
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Boys: Durante Park, 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 8/4/99
Boys: Movie "Fly Away Home" 9 to noon
Girls: Durante Park, 1 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, 8/5/99
Boys and Girls: Celebration Stations
Friday, 8/6/99
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News awards collected by Islander Bystander


By Bonner Presswood
"The little newspaper that could" took top hon-
ors for an editorial in the Florida Press Association's
1998 Better Newspaper Contest.
The awards were announced at the 1999 Florida
Press Association/Florida Society of Newspaper
Editors convention at St. Augustine on June 19.
The Islander Bystander's first-place award was
for the June 24, 1998, editorial titled "Exercise cau-
tion, please." It focused on Bradenton Beach com-
missioners' discussion with regard to purchasing
Allan Bazzy's Bradenton Beach Marina.
The judges' comments were, "Takes on a ques-
tionable developer a private figure who could be
considered dangerous and lets him have it!
Highly critical and rightly so stands up for the
citizens it represents."
The judge added: "Good backup by editorial car-
toon."
In fact, Islander Bystander cartoonist Jack Egan
attended the awards luncheon with wife Judy on be-
half of the paper and pulled in a couple of awards for
his effort as well.
Egan earned third place for "Original Local Edi-
torial Cartoon" and second place for his humorous
column on "Spam."
Egan's winning cartoon was a commentary on El
Nifio, drawing a comment from the judge that it was
the best of the weather cartoons, "sure to strike a
chord with readers."
June Alder received second place in the "Commu-
nity History" category for her series "Those were the
days." The judge commented that it "should be a great
model for small, hometown newspapers to follow."

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* The following editorial, Jrom the
June 24, 1998 edition of The Islander
Bystander, took a first place award in
the top circulation division of the
Florida Press A sociation '.s 1998 Bet-
ter Newspaper Contest.
There may only be five people in
Bradenton Beach, or anywhere for
that matter, who think Bazzy's pro-
posal for the city to buy his marina de-
velopment would be good for the city.
Unfortunately, we can't include
Bazzy among the five Pollyannas, as
he surely knows best of all, the under-
lying consequences the city will face.
Sure, Bazzy would be the winner.
He already beat the city once --
and he's been taking carte blanche
with changes at the marina following
his legal victory against the city and 19
now-quashed citizens. He has
committed violations of state laws and
numerous stipulations by the city in
granting his "snack bar" operation.
We shouldn't wonder that citizen
complaints regarding Bazzy's opera-
tion have been ignored. The mayor
couldn't exactly be expected to send
her staff to investigate violations when
she's been negotiating on her own
with the Bazzy to acquire the property
for the city.
We're sickened by the language
we heard at his presentations. And for
all the repeated rhetoric, the Rev. Alan
Bazzy was obviously preaching to his
choir.
For instance, Bazzy began his
first public presentation to the city by
saying the choice was for him to con-
tinue on his present course, buying
more residential property and expand-
ing his business further, or ...
Doesn't that amount to a threat?
And what could the city do but sit
back and watch as Bazzy gobbles iup
the oldest neighborhood and even the
only church in the city'? He has the
cotur's blessing.
Bazzy's ultimatums include a
quick decision, a non-negotiable price
of $6.2 million, and a $46,000-plus
publicly funded audit and appraisal
that he can readily use to entice out-
side buyers if the city turns down "his
deal." After all, it will all be public
record.
And what is that deal?
Is it as good as he says?


AWARD, FROM PAGE 18
category. Wish Book is a special sec-
tion produced at Thanksgiving high-
lighting the service of community
agencies and listing their ''. ihe," to
better serve in the coming year.
The Virginia Press Asso-
ciation judged this year's
Florida contest with 1.838 en-
tries from 70 newspapers.
Competing in the top divi-
sion of community newspapers
with a circulation of 12.000 or
more. newspapers in the same
category with The Islander By- L
stander include Miami's New t
Times with a circulation of
109,000. New Port Richey's
Suncoast News, circulation
151,000 twice weekly, and Or- .
lando Weekly with 50,000 circu-
lation and budgets and man-
power to match.
The Islander Bystander
first entered the FPA's Better
Newspaper Contest in 1995. SLICK


His alleged "p,,.r-i'. cash flow"
is entirely dependent on four leases
with his existing business operations
at the marina. You see, the city
wouldn't own the businesses, only the
property. And Bazzy's relatives run
the four businesses. If one fails, or
fails to pay, positive can turn quickly
to negative.
What's worse is, citizens are wor-
ried already that Bazzy could sue the
city if it decides at some point not to
go forward.
Commissioners are preparing to
enter a legal agreement with Bazzy as
soon as July 2.
Property values in Bradenton
Beach have increased dramatically
since 1992's beach renourishment.
That may translate to higher taxes, but
thank goodness, for good reason. Re-
naissance has a price tag and
everyone's the winner.
At least some citizens find it un-
usual for the mayor to look for rev-
enue, particularly to compete with
private business. And who in the city
could adminstrate such an endeavor?
The ready answer is Bazzy's offer to
manage the property at an undis-
closed price.
The city should cut taxes for its
property owners by reducing spend-
ing. Truth be known, the city portion
of the tax bill isn't the bi'ce-,i chunk
of what property owners have to pay.
The city should collect the tax
and spend wisely.
Consider one small anticipated
marina expense: New underground
storage tanks at Sarasota's city-owned
marina cost $485,000.
Oops. There goes Bazzy's al-
leged positive cash flow.
Maybe we could interest the city
in a nice little newspaper for, say,
slightly under $6.2 million?
We hear it has potential.
And besides, here's the best from
Bazzy: He already has all the money
he needs. He's made all that he could
ever spend in his lifetime. He said so.
That must be very satisfying for
the reverend.
For us, we say, "Exercise caution.
If it sounds too good to be true ..
And like we said, it only sounds
good so far to five people. The com-
missioners.


That year reaped four awards and
subsequent years have produced nu-
merous awards as well for writing,
photography and, community service.
The newspaper has published since
November 1992.


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Anna Maria City
July 15, possession of tobacco
under 18, 9500 block of Gulf Drive.
July 16, theft of decal, 239
Lakeview Drive.
July 23, possession of marijuana
less than 20 grams, Bayfront Park.
The deputy stopped the subjects in a
vehicle for being in the park after clos-
ing. The deputy said he observed pas-
senger Darrell Williams, 25, of
Bradenton, drop a bag of marijuana
out the window. A capias request was
issued for Williams.
The deputy reported he observed a
juvenile passenger in possession of an
open container, a pack of rolling pa-
pers and a pack of cigarettes and is-
sued a notice to appear.

Bradenton Beach
July 15, burglary, 2300 block of
Gulf Drive. The victim reported he re-
turned home and found the suspect
standing outside wearing a rubber sur-
gical glove on his right arm, which
was bleeding. The officer observed a
second-story window shattered and
blood on the broken glass, a trail of
blood in the home and blood on the
floor of the garage and on a ladder.
The victim reported a bottle of al-
cohol was missing. A witness reported
seeing the suspect climb the ladder,
but said he wasn't concerned because
the suspect is related to the victim.
The information was forwarded to the
state attorney's office.
July 18, possession of alcohol by
a minor, 200 block of Gulf Drive
South.
July 19, reckless driving, 2600 to
300 block of Gulf Drive North. The
officer.said he observed the subject
traveling at a high rate of speed and
operating the vehicle in a reckless
manner. The officer pursued the sub-
ject for 20 blocks, stopped her and
placed her in custody.
July 20, lost property, Coquina
Beach. The complainant reported she
left her purse on a picnic table and
when she returned, it was gone. She
said the purse contained $50 in cash, a
35-mm camera, a credit card, a
driver's license and a set of keys.
July 20, driving with suspended
driver's license, 400 block of Gulf Drive
North. The officer on patrol observed
the subject driving without headlights
and said the subject failed to use his turn
signal. The officer stopped the subject
and a check showed his driver's license
was suspended. The officer said he rec-
ognized the subject from a previous stop
and at the time, he had advised the sub-
ject not to drive on a suspended license.
The subject was placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
July 16. lost property a ring.
3500 block of Fourth Avenue.
July 16. suspicious gas drive-
off of S5. 3015 Gulf Drive. Citgo.
July 16. found property, 4000
Gulf Drive. Manatee County Public
Beach. The officer observed a vehicle
in the park after closing but no occu-
pants. The officer said when he


checked the vehicle, he found drug
paraphernalia in the back seat. The
officer located the owner who said the
paraphernalia was his but he had not
used it in a long time. The officer
seized the paraphernalia and advised
the subject to leave the park.
July 17, suspicious, 500 block of
67th Street. The complainant reported
a subject drove though his yard leav-
ing tire tracks in the grass. The officer
noted there was no damage, located
the subject and warned him about his
driving habits.
July 18, suspicious, 248 S. Har-
bor Drive. St. Bernard Catholic
Church. The complainant reported a
subject wearing all black was walking
toward the church. The subject was
not found.
July 18, assist with disabled ve-
hicle on Anna Maria Island Bridge.
July 18, assist with personal water-
craft accident, Palma Sola Causeway.
July 18, found property a bi-
cycle, 75th Street canal.
July 18, vandalism, 2900 block of
Gulf Drive. The victim reported he re-
turned home and found an unknown
person broke two windows and four
mirrors. The officer was called back
later and the victim reported he had
gone to bed when he heard an unknown
person break windows in the living
room, tip over the refrigerator and stove
and break the toilet and sink. The victim
said he did not see the perpetrator be-
cause he was hiding in the closet.
July 20, found property a wal-
let, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee County
Public Beach.
July 21, assistance, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
The officer observed the subject run a
stop sign and pulled him over. When
asked for his driver's license, the sub-
ject could not find his wallet. The sub-
ject told the officer he was in
Clearwater at the Clearwater Airport
to pick up his son. The officer con-
tacted the subject's wife in Tampa and
she responded to get him. The officer
noted the subject had recently suffered
two strokes and was possibly in the
early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
July 22, suspicious, 400 block of
28th Street. The complainant reported a
suspicious subject, but the subject left
the area before the officer's arrival. The
officer checked nearby woods and found
a dog bleeding profusely from the top of
its head. An animal control officer re-
sponded and took the dog to a veterinar-
ian for surgery.
The officer found a duffel bag
containing personal items, a birth cer-
tificate and clothing. The subject was
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By Chief William L. Turner
Officer in Charge, Coast Guard, Cortez
July 13, Search and rescue/assistance.
Station Cortez received a report from
Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft 5483R of
a 26-foot vessel taking on water 15 miles
offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. The boat's
operator reported he could not slow the
boat without it filling with water due to
hull damage. A Coast Guard boat and air-
craft responded and escorted the vessel
into a marina in Venice.
July 15, Search and rescue/assis-
tance. Station Cortez received a report
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BUDGET, FROM PAGE 8

Miscellaneous revenue total
$102,755, including, interest earned
$40,000: miscellaneous, $ 1.000; pier rent
$60,000; variance fees $1.000; recycling
grant $755.

Expenditures
Employee salaries and related ex-
penses $266.317.
Public safety/police protection
$332,318.
Construction, maintenance and im-
provements $169,000.
City repair and maintenance
$10,000.
Recreation and Beautification
$3,000.
Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$10,000.
Streets and Roads $45.000.
Trees and Maintenance $15.000.
Operational Supplies $5,000.


sponded and searched throughout the
night with negative results.
July 16, Search and rescue/assis-
tance. Station Cortez received a report
of a helicopter crash in the Gulf off
Venice. Two Coast Guard boats and a
Venice Fire Rescue boat responded to
the scene, where a Good Samaritan had
picked up the pilot and passenger. No
one was hurt, and the helicopter was re-
covered and taken to Venice.
July 17, Search and rescue/assis-
tance. Coast Guard Auxiliary vessel
Lea Sea responded to a man with a bro-
ken ankle who fell off his personal wa-
tercraft off Lido Beach. The man and
watercraft were taken to a local marina
and awaiting paramedics.

Bridge Maintenance $20,000.
Stormwater Maintenance $30,000.
Lake La Vista Channel Mainte-
nance $10,000.
Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance
$15,000.
Surveys $3,000.
Storm Damage $3,000.
The proposed public works depart-
ment budget is trimmed considerably
from the current year's budget because
there are no large-scale capital improve-
ment projects. S341,500 was allocated to
capital improvements this budget year,
while nothing is proposed for next fiscal
year.
A grant with S439,300 remaining
of the original 5500.000 will be carried
over from the current year for drainage
and sidewalk improvements. According
to Charnock. the project got off to a
slow start.
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fTash is more than just a junk dump


We be talking' trash today.
The analogy of a dump being like a fine soup is
probably reaching, but it's true. You don't just dump
some potatoes in a pot and expect to get vichyssoise,
and you don't just dump a bunch of garbage in the
ground and expect to get a safe, clean, non-polluting
landfill.
Landfills can and have blown up. A byproduct of
rotting garbage is methane gas, which is highly flam-
mable and, if not properly vented, tends to explode.
Rotting garbage is a vermin magnet if not properly
covered with soil.
And all the moisture that oozes from garbage flows
through and out of the garbage pit, carrying with it
harmful and sometimes toxic chemicals that can leach
into drinking water supplies if not properly contained.
That groundwater pollution problem is a big con-
cern in Florida, with our high water table and reliance
on surface or underground water for drinking water. In
fact, there are some 500 dumps in the state that are tar-
geted as sources for groundwater pollution.
We're cutting edge in Manatee County, though.
Bob Schoenleber with the county's landfill said the
dump here is a state-of-the-art facility that is clay-lined
to keep the bad stuff from reaching the good water. He
described the Lena Road landfill as a sort of big -
really big bathtub.
At a potential of 1,200 acres, it is big. Only about
300 acres of the facility are being used, though, with
the rest of the land set aside for future needs. The "land-
fill landbanking" should keep Manatee County in dump
space for the next 28 years, Schoenleber said.
The day-to-day operation of a landfill is actually
pretty interesting, if you like that kind of trash tech-
nology.
Landfill workers operate off a 200-foot-long
"working face" each day, an area surrounded by berms
to keep the litter at bay. As the garbage trucks roll in,
spotters are scattered around to pull out anything that
shouldn't be put in the dump, stuff like tires, old refrig-
erators or any kind of hazardous waste.
Tractors spread out the trash, and huge compactors
then roll over the garbage to compress it. At the end of
each day, six inches of dirt is used to cover the trash,
and every four months the garbage gets a two-foot-


deep blanket of dirt.
There are also methane vents that are stuck in the
ground to keep the gas from igniting. Schoenleber said
work is underway to burn off vented gas to limit ozone
depletion, explaining that if the gas is burned it doesn't
impact the atmosphere.
As parts of the landfill fills, they are closed, sod is
planted over them and, eventually, the areas will be
used as parks or golf courses. Brings a whole new
meaning to a trashing day at the golf course, doesn't it?
The efficiency of the Manatee County landfill
operation is such that the tipping fees the cost per
ton of bringing garbage to the landfill nets about
a $15 million a year profit. That rate of return is re-
ally phenomenal considering that Manatee County's
tipping fees, at $23 per ton, are the lowest in the
state. As a comparison, Sarasota County charges
more than $70 per ton.
Of course, that profit will be gobbled up if and
whep Manatee County needs to get a new landfill
site in 28 or so years. Again as a comparison,
Sarasota County officials went through a 12-year
bloodletting before they finally found a place for
their new 6,000 acre location, 600 acres or so used
currently for the landfill. Land costs were about $9
million and the cost to create a landfill operation
another $51 million give or take.
Manatee County is looking into a new sort of tech-
nology that would bale the trash into huge plastic-
wrapped blocks. The blocks would then be stacked in
pits in the landfill, like concrete blocks in a wall, reduc-
ing volume and extending the life of the landfill.
Another relatively new process is recycling.
Florida lawmakers established a goal of recycling 30


Fishing college Aug. 9-10


Don't forget to register and attend Capt. Mike
Heistand's mini-fishing college Aug. 9 and 10 at the
Anna Maria Island Community Center. Deadline to
register is Aug. 5.
The school is sponsored by The Islander Bystander.
Heistand and other local fishing guides promise to
show folks their techniques on how to catch 'em in both
inshore and offshore spots.
Capt. Mike will tell folks when they should go fish-
ing and where to go to catch a particular species. This


includes how to read tides and moons and why that's
key to catching fish.
Classes will include instruction on the use of live
and artificial bait, rigs and tackle.
The inshore class will be Monday, Aug. 9, from 6 to
9 p.m. at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The offshore portion is scheduled for Tuesday,
Aug. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m., also at the Center.
Cost is $25 for one session or $35 for both and in-
cludes an Islander Bystander T-shirt and a fishing lure.
Proceeds from the fishing college go to the Center.
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percent of the state's trash 11 years ago. Statewide,
we're at a 40-percent level today, with paper, glass,
plastic and yard debris the biggest part of the recycling
programs.
But the biggest way to deal with trash is to elimi-
nate it at its source. Retailers are starting to cut down
on the volume of packaging for the products we buy,
saving them money and reducing the amount of trash
that has to be hauled away and disposed of. That's a
good thing.
Another good thing is composting your own yard
waste. You can use the compost in your garden and
thereby avoid having it hauled to the landfill. You get
better soil and the landfill gets a few more years of life.

Bucking a national trend
We may be ahead of a national littering trend on
Anna Maria Island.
State studies indicate that 1998 littering jumped by
17 percent, the first real spike since 1993. No one
knows the reason other than people just seem to be too
lazy to put their trash in a can rather than on the ground.
But not on Anna Maria Island.
Berneitta Kays has been picking up trash on the
beach for several years as part of a monitoring system
to determine what sort of debris is washing ashore and
how much of local trash is left by errant beachgoers.
She's noticed a severe drop in the trash volume
in the past few months, although she's quick to ad-
mit that the volume reduction could be caused by
more people picking up litter they see as they walk
on the beach.
Whatever the reason, our beaches appear to be
cleaner, although there still isn't any reason why they
can't be pristine.
There's something litter experts call a "broken
window theory." It goes that if one window in an aban-
doned building gets broken, people will be more likely
to break another. The same thought goes with trash:
when there is a pile of cans and paper on a beach or in
a park, people are more likely to leave more.
Let's all try not leave any.

Cash from trash the
embarrassing way
Gail Cole is one of those folks who isn't too proud
to pick up trash when he walks on the beach. One day
last week he was strolling along with an armful of cans
and plastic bottles when a stranger came up to him,
patted him on the back, muttered about how everybody
runs into hard luck at times and slipped him $2.
Cole, who is a city commissioner in Bradenton
Beach and not a member of the homeless population,
was speechless as the guy walked away.
"I wonder how much I could get if I wore old
clothes and didn't shave?" he wondered later.
By the way, he donated the $2 to the Tingley Me-
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De Soto Tournament brings in bigger, badder fish


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Capt Tom Butler of St. Petersburg caught one
of the largest American red snapper seen along the Gulf
Coast in years to win the offshore division of the De
Soto Fishing Tournament held over the weekend.
Butler of the boat Reality Check took home
$5,000 for the win, his second in a month after taking
the top spot in Island Discount Tackle's Fishing the
Islands Tournament in June.
Second place and $2,000 went to Scott Rickert
and crew aboard the Reel Screamer Too.
Patrick Johnson and his team on Reflections took
third and $1,000.
The top three fished more than 100 miles offshore
during the two-day event to get their prize catches.
Outstanding catch of the tournament went to Erik
Johnson of Reflections for his blue marlin.
In the inshore division, Stephen Barron and his
crew aboard the Leslie Barron won the $5,000 first
prize. In second was Ryan Rowen and his team aboard
the My Pal Al. The third place $1,000 prize went to
Mark Rankin on Megalops.
Outstanding inshore catch was awarded to Josh
Knapek for a 31-pound permit. Knapek also won the
Junior Division on his boat Wasp.
Second was George Dunne on Extreme, third
Josh Perifoy on Captain Morgan and fourth to Nance
Jerry on New Tide Wheeler.
In other local action, Anna Maria City Pier re-
ports anglers landing mackerel, some catch-and-release
snook at night and jacks.
The Rod & Reel Pier fishermen have been landing
a lot of snapper, some mackerel and the occasional drum.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zack
on the Dee-Jay II said he landed permit to 25 pounds
and big Spanish mackerel in the Gulf. Tarpon continue
to be a factor, while redfishing and mangrove snapper
have improved.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said trolling for
pelagic fish is in full swing with catches of dolphin,
wahoo and black fin tuna the best bets. Grouper fish-
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are lots of snapper on the wrecks and redfish are all
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Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he's been
nailing red and gag grouper to 15 pounds along with
yellowtail and lane snapper to five pounds. Big mack-
erel continue to ply Gulf waters and there are plenty of
15-pound bonita out there. Chicken dolphin to five
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Capt Matt Denham said he's been getting red and
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mangrove snapper and mackerel to five pounds.
Capt. Tom Chaya said permit to 20 pounds are in
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Capt. Rick Gross reports catching redfish, permit,
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Capt. Mark Bradow said tarpon are still around
and he landed two more last week.
Capt. Thom Smith from Angler's Repair said
there are a lot of trout on the deeper grass flats and
plenty of small snook as well as keeper redfish.
Capt. Scott Greer reported grouper fishing still
excellent along with five-pound snapper.
Capt. Jason Ramsey said his people caught per-
mit, trout, reds and snook last week.
Capt. Mike Heistand's boat Magic came in ninth
in the De Soto Fishing Tournament with three, 30-inch
redfish and three mangrove snappers 13, 14 and 15
inches. His charters caught up to 30 reds a day as well
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It's cool to go to the Trop
Someone asked prior to a Tampa Bay Devil Rays
game if the team would ever be contenders.
"When they tear down that air-conditioned pimple
they play in and build an open field with natural grass," I
said. "Only the Twins have won a World Series with their
p home field a dome with synthetic turf. Besides wouldn't
you really like to see baseball played outdoors?"
After walking a half-mile from the nearest parking
spot we could find on the west side of Tropicana Field, it's
easy to figure out why an enclosed baseball stadium is a
pretty good idea in summertime Florida.
Wearing a black Devil Rays' shirt on that noon-day
walk increased the rate of sweat in July's 95 degree swel-
tering Florida heat to Biblical proportions.
Out of the furnace and into the chilly confines of the
Trop. Nothing quite like artificial environment during
Florida's muggy months. Now this is the way to watch a
game, we decide.
July 20 was Kid's Day, attendance 30,868 including
20,868 boys and girls from Gulf Coast elementary and
middle schools screaming louder than fans at any previ-
ous Rays games.
Anna Maria sent a large, youthful contingent via the
Anna Maria Island Community Center bus. Islander
Michael Wallen even got on the big screen in the outfield
when the camera panned the stands.
The entire third level of the stadium was filled with
children. As chaperon/bodyguard/riot-control expert Seth
Groseclose from the Center said, "It was insane. We had
a great time. Great game; too."
Section 107, Row HH, blue plastic seats number 5
and 6 felt cool, but my son Cheyenne and I felt out of
place. We didn't see our friends Elmo Torres and his son
Mario, who should have been seated next to us.
In his first at bat, future Hall-of-Famer and Devil
Rays' third baseman Wade Boggs fouled off a pitch over
the protective screen behind home plate and 20 yards to
our right.
We found the Torres' when the ball bounced next to


Elmo and into the hands of the guy sitting behind him, the
seat where I was supposed to be. No wonder I felt out of
place. The ball would have fallen into my lap.
Blame it on an attendant who led me to the wrong seat
in the first place. I guess they've only been playing there
for two years so workers are still getting used to where
things are.
No worries. It was a good game with a bottom of the
13th inning 5-4 Rays win. Fred "Crime Dog" McGriff was
the hero with his winning RBI. It was a great way to diddle
away a hot afternoon.
A word of warning. Don't get the hamburger. The
meat looks like it was pressed by a Mack truck tire then
burned beyond recognition. Not even dental records could
identify it.
So what's good? The jerk chicken sandwich at the
same place they sell alien burgers for $4.25, cheese 50
cents more.
Carvel ice cream always has a long line, so that's a
sure bet.
But the 1905 salad at the Columbia Restaurant at the
center field food court is enough for two and somehow
better than at the famous Ybor City location. Might have
something to do with eating it at a ballgame (and it's
cheaper at The Trop).
If you're still hungry, wait until postgame and go to
Big Tim's Barbecue on 34th Street South, St. Petersburg.
Big Tim has been in business for 30 years and when you
eat there you'll know why.
For three people, a rack of ribs for $18, extra sauce
and baked beans is more than enough. Of course you get
slices of Wonderbread just like any barbecue restaurant
worth its sauce.
And make absolutely sure you get each person with
you one of Big Tim's individual sweet potato pies. If they
had 'em at the Beach Bistro in Holmes Beach, it would be
the only dessert sold. That's why you have to get every-
body their own. You're not going to want to share yours.
Wonder what it would taste like with key lime in it.
Key lime-sweet potato pie. There's an idea.
Here's another idea. Take your children to a ballgame.
It's a cool experience at The Trop.

Lease, VanOstenbridge tie in
sunrise golf tourney
Tim Lease of Anna Maria Island and John
VanOstenbridge tied for top honors Sunday in the weekly
Sunrise Service Golf Tournament held at Palma Sola Golf
Club.


Lease could have won the whole shooting match had
he not lipped out a five-foot par putt on No. 18.
Players score points in the following manner: a bogey
is one point, par is two, a birdie rates four and an eagle gets
six.
Prizes for closest to the pin on the four par threes went
to Ken Pitts at No. 4, Roy Hampton at No. 6, Lease at No.
11 and Jan Hartmeyer at No. 17.
Six skins were awarded for players scoring the only
birdies on specific holes. Chuck Daniels had two, while
John Huffman, John VanOstenbridge, Lease and myself
had one each.

Van de Velde name changed
to protect the dumb
Talk about your bonehead shots of the century. With
a three-shot lead and one hole to go at the British Open, a
Frenchman blows the chance of a lifetime.
This guy Vander Freedy takes out his driver on the
18th hole and pushes one 40 yards right into the 17th fair-
way.
Vanden Plas gets lucky and his ball is sitting up and
185 yards from Barry's Burn, the infamous creek skirting
the last green.
Instead of pitching out to the fairway and then hitting
for the green for no worse than a double bogey, Evander
Holy-cow-I-can't-believe-he's-got-a-three-iron-and-is-
going-for-it does the unforgiveable.
Yeah. He pushes his ball right, striking the grand-
stand, caroming backwards, hitting the top rock wall of
Barry's Burn, sending it farther toward the Scottish coast,
toward France for that matter and into the high heather.
See if the following sounds familiar.
Instead of pitching out to the fairway and then hitting
for the green for no worse than a double bogey, Van duh
Vel-I-must-be-nuts tries it again and this time secretly did
what he must have wanted to do when he took his three
iron out of his bag the first time. He plops the ball into the
creek, taking a penalty stroke. This is called self-
Vandalization, theft from oneself.
Now Van de Vhats-a-matta-wit-you is hitting five.
Van de Velde-ain't-gonna-party-on-da-Champs
Elysee-dis-night knocks it in a pot bunker and gets up and
down for a triple bogey, losing a three-way playoff and
denying himself his 15 minutes of fame, yet earning im-
mortality as the dumbest professional golfer ever.
Let me see. Has anyone out there ever triple bogeyed
a final hole that meant something? Like breaking 80.
Guilty!


C6tM,( Aeedadk

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Summer Fishing College


AUG. 9: INSHORE FISHING AUG 10: OFFSHORE FISHING 6 to 9 P.M.

Learn the art of castnetting. Discover when, where and how to catch snook. Find out all you need to know about rigging,
live and artificial baits, offshore bottom fishing and trolling. Get the experts' angle on benefits of bridge/pier vs. boat fishing.

Register by Aug. 5: s35 for both sessions. s25 for one session. Call AMI Community Center at 778-1908.
Fee includes limited edition T-shirt* and artificial lure. Please specify large or ex-large T-shirt on registration. "*Advance registration required.

All proceeds benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center


IOTMS HSCAC O ER IHN RMA ISNDGIDE






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FOR RENT FLETCH'S FOLLY
3212 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach







Gulffront home with 2BR/2BA,
beautifully furnished, includes all amenities.
NOW PROUDLY MANAGED BY OLD FLORIDA REALTY COMPANY
Call Ann Harmon for availability.
n 0 torida eafrj 2501 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach
J Company www.oldfloridarealty.com
941 778-6849
800 778-9599








REALTOR.
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
RESIDENTIAL
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA, 2,006 sq.
ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo'ize. $440,000
CANALFRONT LOT Anna Maria 75 ft. front. $175,000.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $425,000.
NEW! Lot with bayview and boat dock. 90 X 132 ft. $149,500.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON 8 stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
VACATION RENTALS. Homes/Villas & Condos.
BEACH ACCESS Beautifully
decorated, 3BR/2BA home com-
pletely remodeled. Garage. 100 X 130
foot lot. Lush landscaping. Sprihkler ,. -
system. New roof in '98. AC new in m, ?
'96. Priced right! $375,000. Call Dolly
Young after hours 778-5427.
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.COM







419 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, Florida
(941) 778-2291 PO Box 2150
EVENINGS 778-2632 FAX (941) 778-2294


WONDERFUL EACH HOUSE

ON TAHPA FAY
This inviting 3BR/2BA beach house offers endless
views of sea and the Sunshine Skyway and Egmont
Key. Amenities include an oversized lot offering a
handy circular driveway and many tropical trees
including key lime and avocado. Features include
vaulted ceilings with fans, woodburning stone
fireplace and comfy greatroom plan with spacious
kitchen and breakfast bar, Enjoy walking on the
private, sandy beach! Priced at $499,500, turnkey
furnished. Don't miss it!
"WIR SPRECHEN DEUTSCH"
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AssocIales After Hours Bart a A Sac 778-35309
Nancy Guilford ..778-2158 Morca Recl 729-3333
Susanne Kasten 953-3584 Sherr. Sasser 778-182C
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ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water ca-
nal, large lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
DIRECT GU
2BR/1 P, -DING- Fur-
nished SjLE PV beautiful beach
and view. $239,900.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, convenient to
everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close to golf. $59,900.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
view and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two
pools. $178,500.
SAILBOAT WATER
3BR/2BA family home. Large sunny family room.
Ceramic tile and terrazzo. Private dock, playhouse.
$229,000.


Julie Gilstrap
LTG, GRI
Property Manager


SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL
6407 Gulf Dr. 2BR/1BA $700
727 Jacaranda -3BR/2BA S 1,800
2104 Ave. B IBR/IBA S600
SEASONAL
Condos and Homes.
Weekly/monthly
from S700 to S1,500 month


779-0202 1(800)7326434
ANNA MARIA

ML 0 s Coast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Cente 5402 .'-'armna Dr've
Holmes Beach. Florida 3427 ,'..-..sncoastinc.co-


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




,' 7778-4800


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


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ELEVATED VILLA. Bright and airy 3BR/2BA half du-
plex with great room, vaulted ceilings, Berber carpet
and Mexican tile. Parking for 4-5 cars under building.
Central to everything. $159,900. Dial the Duncans!
Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.









GULFFRONT LOT. Pristine Gulffront property on the
north end of Anna Maria. Unobstructed views of the
Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay and Sunshine Skyway. Se-
cluded, exclusive and breathtaking views. $800,000.
Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.


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CANALFRONT. Looking for a 2BR/2BA canalfront home
on the Island for under $150,000? We have it! Open floor
plan, split bedrooms with water views from almost every
room. Do not miss this one. Dock and davits, too!
$147,250. Call Susan Hatch 778-7616 eves.


PERICO BAY CLUB. Enjoy beautiful lake and bay
views from this 2BR/2BA, two-car garage villa. Pool,
tennis, twenty-four gate security. $149,900. Call
Wolfgang Dudda (owner/agent) 761-3031 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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Specializing in (..1
Mortgages for
Anna Maria Island!

Island Resident

Call Dennis J. Hendrickson 778-5304



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


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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.

MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use. Bargain priced at $400 (original
$2,400). 778-7978.

PAIR OF SPEAKERS, acoustic responsive, still in
box. Paid $400, sell for $250. 779-0909.

EXERCISE MACHINE, complete workout, video
tapes. Jenner Fit Power Trainer, like new. $125
OBO. 778-7045.

GOLF CLUBS Great Big Bertha Titanium 3 and 5
woods. Graphite regular- flex shafts. $150 each, less
than half price. 778-3470.

QUEEN BED, two swivel chairs, twin bed set with
chest and night table. Call 778-9493.

FURNITURE, living room, bedroom, patio. 523 75th
St., Holmes Beach. 778-4446.

SOFA $50; loveseat $35, Lane ebony dining table,
four chairs $150; matching buffet $75; lanai table,
four chairs $95; LazyBoy recliner $35. 387-7068.

JENN-AIR S161 grill/range with self-cleaning bake/con-
vection oven. Excellent condition $300. 941-602-9526.

HEAD TOUR TEAM tennis bag, never used. Large
interior section, one side section and two end pock-
ets $40. Call Elaine at 778-1102.



DON & KAREN SCHRODER present...

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

78-2oGULFSTREAM

941-778-2200


LORD'S WAREHOUSE THRIFT Shop. Open Satur-
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/RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, July 31, 8
am-1 pm by three families. 4501B Second Ave.,
Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE Saturday, July 31, 9am-1 pm. Fur-
niture, linens, kitchenware. 607 Dundee Lane,
Holmes Beach.



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

OF INTEREST TO property buyers. The properties of
409 Alamanda Drive and 505 Spring, Anna Maria
City, have just been designated legal in their entirety
by Anna Maria City Hall. Compliance certificates
available.



MISSING CAT: "GREASE" dark gray with white spot
on stomach, short-haired. Lost in area of Foxworth
Lane, Key Royale. If seen, please call 778-4350.
Family misses her.

FREE! FREE! FREE! Please help us find a wonder-
ful home for our two cats who are healthy and very
loving. Family member has allergies. Call 779-1217.





RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly


Residential Sales/Rental Division Licensed Real Estate Broker


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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
WATERFRONT LOTS
FABULOUS VIEW from this fourth floor BRING YOUR ID
condominium overlooking Manatee masterpiece on th
River. Leave your worries behind at Re- Anna Maria, seta
gatta Point. Boat ramp and dining are and within easy s
only a stone throw away. S169,900. John Bob and Penny H
Koeck 722-9160. C38361
EXPERIENCE THE TRANQUILLITY and
security of Tidy Island. Luxurious townhome jI SK
with loft artist's retreat, elevator and new
kitchen. Well maintained interior. S219,000. OR ANN[
Bob and Penny Hall 749-8220. C38315 Available
ELEGANT two-story brick residence located week or by
on the Manatee River on Tampa Bay. Spa- Anna Maria
cious 5BR. light rooms, wood floors, crown
moldings, outdoor kitchen, private beach. a one c
$1,200,000. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or resort
Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R39126 (941) 951-666


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. cetd-
ing and arched doors to balcony overlooking the white sandy
beach. $1,350,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R37566


/ACREAGE
EAS and create your own
is deep-water canal lot on
amongst majestic homes
troll Ito the bay. $189,000.
all 749-8220. L38560




properties by the
y the month from
Island to Venice.
of our rental and
specialists.
68 or (800) 881-2222


MAINLAND
POPULAR UNIT 2BR/2B, plus den, coun-
try kitchen, glassed lanai, indoor laundry.
Newer carpet in living/dining and den ar-
eas. Ceramic tile in kitchen and baths. Low
maintenance fees. S60.000. Joanne
Jenkins 795-3838. C39005
GREAT WESTSIDE LOCATION idea for
family or retiree. Great yard for play area and
cookouts or sunbathe by beautiful groundd
pool. Hidden garage ,ith private dr e.
S82,900. Colette Gerrish 794-1024. R37578
HAVE THE BEST of bcth worlds in El Con-
quistador. Privacy of single family home ,vth
condominium concept. Former model with
many extras. cool. screened larai.
$124.900. Linda Asher 792-7365. C38728


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TwleOksSopn Paa7585t v E S o BaetnFoia340 4-520 1 Vii u.ieo 5telt~e t


1974 VW CONVERTIBLE SUPER Beetle. Yellow/
black, new tires. Runs great, needs restoration work.
$3,900. 778-7045.

1990 JEEP WRANGLER runs great. 50K, automatic,
air. Good condition, new top. $6,500 or best offer.
778-4446.



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

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

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

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

BOAT TRAILER JACK swivel-mount with side
winder. Used with 18-ft. boat trailer $30. Elaine at
778-1102.



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.


Vacation Rentals
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
800 211-2323 ~ 941 778-2246
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
800 346-7340 941 778-0000


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! 2BP/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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VACATION RENTAL
Gulffront condo,
2BR/2BA units.
Call for rates.


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


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

SMALL MOTEL LOOKING for part-time bookkeeper,
approximately 10 hours per week. Must know com-
puters. Also looking for person, 12 hours per week.
Please phone 383-1636.

GIFT SHOP AND BOUTIQUE employees wanted.
Cashier duties, pricing etc. Full and part-time. Buc-
caneer Inn 383-5565.

PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER/office help, computer
experience helpful but not necessary. Buccaneer Inn
383-5565.

PART-TIME AIDE for exercising young physically chal-
lenged adult male. No experience necessary. Must be
strong, have transportation, and fun attitude, 778-4473.

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 Library.
Three and six.hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.


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

NEED 14 TO 15 year old to help clean out yard pond.
Heavy lifting, good pay, call 383-1881 after 7pm.
BABYSITTING DAY OR night. Very responsible
teen, experienced. Call Kenny, 778-9610.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.


LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.

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. Heating and air conditioning. 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.

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

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes un-
sightly black mildew, salt and dirt from house ex-
teriors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.

LARRY'S BACK. Shell delivered, spread $25 per
yard. Topsoil, gravel, mulch, hauling. All kinds. Office
778-1169, home 779-1529.

MAID FOR YOU residential cleaning for all your
needs. Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and special occa-
sions. Reasonable rates, dependable service. Li-
censed and bonded. Call today for a free estimate
and leave the dirty work for us! 792-7613.

CHORES GALORE one call does it all. Interior/exte-
rior cleaning, errands, etc. Licensed, bonded. 778-
2662 or 321-7455.


DOMESTIC AFFAIRS THROUGH house cleaning.
Neurotic attention to detail, homes, condos, apart-
ments. Spring cleaning, clean-outs, cabinets, closets,
garages cleaned and organized. Jony 798-3139.

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.


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


Clearly the qualit-y choice
CAROLYN PATRICK ROBERT ST. JEAN
WATERFRONT SPECIALIST INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
778-0700 office 794-0007 office
941-331-9201 home 941-794-8059 home
EF4WM The Sifand Turf Team!
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Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals


CANAL FRONT LOT with
direct access to Gulf and bay.
Close to library and shopping.
$135,000. IB33995
ISLAND DUPLEX only one
block to the beach. 2BR/1BA
and 1BR/1BA. Close to shop-
ping. Great investment or live in
one side and rent the other.
$139,000. IB36517


VACATION RENTALS

FROM CONDOS

TO COTTAGES.

WEEKLY OR LONGER.

CALL BOB LOHSE 778-0766

FOR A BROCHURE.


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JUST LISTED! 2BR/2BA expanded Azalea model
at Perico Bay Club. Tranquil nature preserve.
Clubhouse, heated pool, and spa. $ 129,900. Call
Don Pampuch, Realtor, 751-1155. IB39056
NOW PRICED AT $148,000. 4BR/2BA privacy
fenced pool home. Totally remodeled. 28 x 13 ft.
kitchen. Spacious master bedroom. Newer roof
and A/C. Ask for Karen Lohse, Realtor. 751-1155.
IB36254


ESTUARY DRIVE AT PERICO BAY Taste-
fully furnished, 3BR/2BA condo with white tile
floor in living room, foyer, kitchen, bathrooms
and both balconies. Six fans. Great kitchen
with domed ceiling/fan, tile countertops,
washer/dryer, pantry, walk-in closet. Refrig-
erator and wetbar outside on balcony for your
party. Twenty-four hour security guard, ten-
nis, pool and seven minutes to the beach.
Motivated seller. $189,000. Call Karin Karin Stephan
Stephen, Realtor, 388-1267. Ich Spreche Deusch
KEY WEST STYLE HOME 3BR/3BA on v93-1267
deep-water canal with boat dock. Excellent ves: 81
location across from bay. Two-story, two-car garage. Light and
bright island home in move-in condition. Tropical island atmo-
sphere. View down canal from two wooden decks. $369,000. Call
Karin Stephen, Realtor, 388-1267.


Visit our exciting new comprehensive web site at
www.rvidarealtyservices.com


A Paradise Rental Management, Inc.
COMPARE:
Hours of Telephone Coverage
Amount of Advertising and Promotions
International Contacts
Occupancy Rate
Total Rental Income Per Property
1-800-237-2252 or 778-4800
5201 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach


REALTORe/CRS
778-5059


,' ;229 South Harbor Dr.
-'! ,, Breathtaking view of the
.....___ LS bay and the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge from this
.. ..- newty-built 3BR elevated
home. Cathedral ceilings,
Corian countertops in kitchen. A steal at
6700 Holmes Boulevard.
Immaculate duplex -
move right in! Spacious
owners side with
updated appliances.
__Two blocks from
gorgeous beaches. Great investment opportunity at m
2807 Gulf Drive. Classic
m v .M d Key West design, 28R/1BA
home. Short walk to spar-
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
an Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
n Hauling By the cut or by the month.
We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
@@0L@T &(@VWl@ STATE LICENSED & INSURED
B@a' Tl'i? CRC 035261 EXPERIENCED
CONSTrRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
(SS E S ..K(941) 778-2993
grU .J(-.- ,_ ANNA MARIA

Paradise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
S I Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...



Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900



Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior
20 Years Experience
Free Estimates Call 778-2139

Island Starter and fliternator Service
4 * Auto Marine
.-. Diesel, Foreign and Domestic
5608 Morino Dr., Holmes Beach 778-0818 Behind the Auto Service Center


"The Girls"
\ lResidential Cleaning:
Weekly Bl-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1924

Cleaning 739-7951
nn Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Residential, Office & Specialty Services
Honest & Dependable Gift Certificates Available
















Call us for plumbing, too.

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FULL-SERVICE AIR CONDITIONING and PLUMBING
LIC #CACO 56298 LIC #RF0047797


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Our mobile detail service
comes to you!

Most Cars: 895*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior. Under
carriage, tires and rims all treated and
protected. Plus, engine pressure cleaning.
$95 for small to mid-size cars. By
appointment, at your home or office. Your
car doesn't have to be driven anywhere! Let
us protect and preserve your investment.





371-8006
THE AREA'S #1 MOBILE DETAILER
All cars/trucks personally serviced by Damon


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

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

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

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

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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.

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

TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installation.
Quality workmanship, floors and walls. Fully insured,
call 387-7153, 750-5985.

TOM'S PAINTING/DRYWALL insured, free estimate.
25 years experience. 727-9421.


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.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.

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.

RENTAL LARGE 1BR/1BA nicely furnished, all utili-
ties. Quiet, covered parking, deck, patio with fountain.
Walk to beach. Seasonal rates, 778-7045.

ANNUAL 3-4BR/2.5BA BAYFRONT home, central
air, dishwasher, washer, deep-water dock in
Bradenton Beach. Long-term possible. $1,300
month. 779-1188, 888-695-8749.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
canalfront. $1,600 per month. 203-934-8596.

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,
S1,075 per month, security and last, no pets! 1-800-
894-1950.

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.

RETIRED COUPLE WANTS owner rental January.
February. March. Anna Maria Island. M/M Raines,
842 Tuscawilla Hills, Charles Town. WV 25414.
(304) 728-4304.


ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise. 3BR/2.5BA, canal
home, heated pool, close to beach. $3,000 per
month, $875 per week. 800-223-4472.

ANNUAL 1BR DUPLEX, spacious, new carpet and
ceramic tile, $500 per month plus electric. 2110 Ave.
B., also boat dock for rent, $40 per month. 778-6387.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND 2BR/2BA fully furnished villa
in Seaside Gardens. Seasonal rental December
through April. $1,800 per month, plus deposit. Call
513-831-1004.

1BR/1BA DUPLEX, Holmes Beach, one block to
beach, washer/dryer, screened porch. Water, gar-
bage included. $575 per month. 778-8498.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
canalfront. $1,600 per month. 203-934-8596.

150 STEPS TO BEACH, seasonal 2BR/2BA, ground
level, newly furnished, cable TV, washer/dryer. Avail-
able November May, security deposit required.
(813)961-6992.

ANNUAL RENTALS Efficiency 2814 Ave. C, $400
month; 1 BR Gulffront, 503 Gulf Drive S., $595 month;
2BR/1.5BA, 408 A 71st. Street, $800 month; 2BR/
2BA 3202 6th Ave., $700 month. Call Fran Maxon
Real Estate 778-2307.

SPACIOUS 3BR/2BA elevated duplex. Oversized
two-car garage, large screened front porch, rear deck
overlooking fenced back yard. New carpet, washer/
dryer hookup. Wonderful rental in Holmes Beach.
Annual $1,250 per month, 761-8821.

2BR/1BA unfurnished, water included $700 month;
efficiency furnished includes utilities $550 month, first
and security, 778-2036.

SUMMER SPECIAL, magnificent Gulf view,
Bradenton Beach. 1 and 2BR apartments for rent -
daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal. 778-4555.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Bayou Condos, 2nd floor units.
2BR/1BA, unfurnished, nice quiet location. No
children under 16 and no pets. $700 month and
$650 month, first, last, security. Anna Maria Realty
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ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA one block to beach and
bay. Close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$300 deposit. 203 2nd Street N., #2, Bradenton
Beach. (813)258-2411.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
canalfront. No smoking, no pets. $1,500 per month
plus security deposit. 203-934-8596.

ANNUAL RENTAL very nice, private studio apart-
ment. Furnished with Murphy bed. Completely re-
modeled, Mexican tile and Berber carpet. Conve-
niently located in quiet neighborhood in Holmes
Beach. All utilities, cable, local phone included. Only
$575 per month, plus security. No smokers or pets
please. Call 778-6234.

GORGEOUS TERRA CEIA BAY new condominium.
3BR/2BA, fifth floor, fabulous bay view, pool, tennis,
golf. Short-term lease available. $1,200 per month.
Call Debbie at 924-8274.

ANNUALS ANNUALS ANNUALS. 205 75th St., 2BR/
1BA $650 month; 305 Spring Ave., 2BR/1BA $900
month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate 778-2291.

RENTAL WANTED established remodeling contrac-
tor, 5-year Island resident looking for 1 or 2BR house,
duplex, etc. Will consider fixer-upper for reasonable
rent. Must have garage or underneath, locking stor-
age. Nonsmoker, no kids, no pets. 779-2294.

SEASONAL RENTAL furnished 2BR/2BA condo-
minium, Holmes Beach. Patio, pool. Aug.-Dec. 1999,
$900 month. Jan. 2000, only $1,900 month. No pets!
(407)846-8741.

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

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA steps to
beach. $610 per month plus security, 778-2658.

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

SPACIOUS BRIGHT 3BR home close to private
beach. Available Aug. 1-Jan. 31 only! $1,200 month.
Leave message 779-2131.



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

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 rep-
resented. Steven M. Bark, Broker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.


BAYFRONT ESTATE $715,000. 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 po-
tential 1BR apartment with Spanish tile floors, ca-
thedral 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 Company 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

SEASIDE-STYLE VILLAGE on Longboat Key. Steps
to white sand beach. Casual coastal living. 27 single-
family homes from $425,000. Call Conrad Beach,
The Folsom Group 387-9595.

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

BUILDER'S CLOSEOUT NEW 2BR/2BA luxury con-
dominiums. Concrete and block construction. Pool,
elevator, balconies, garage, beach access, Gulf and
bay views. $310,000 up. Open 11 am-4pm daily, call
owner, 778-0396, or see www.keywestnorth.com.

BY OWNER Holmes Beach duplex, 1BR/1BA and
2BR/2BA. Walk to beach. Beautifully landscaped
double lot, privacy fencing, patio with fountain.
$229,000. 778-7045.

JUST COMPLETED NEW 3BR/2BA home one block
from beach. Tile floors, Berber carpet. 2901 Gulf
Drive. $211,500. 778-2316.
CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE: Gulf to bay complex,
Imperial House, 2BR/1 BA, completely updated. Gulf
view, ground floor, low maintenance fees. $94,500
turnkey furnished. (616)896-9257 or email
amislander@ hotmail.com.

IMMACULATE GULFFRONT CONDO Martinique,
Holmes Beach, by owner. 2BR/2BA, lanai, garage,
heated pool, tennis, newly renovated, turnkey
furnished to perfection! Fourth level, small pets
accepted. Brokers protected, $240,000. Tel./fax
778-1560.

WALK TO PIER AND BEACH. Elevated duplex,
good rental history, excellent condition. Lots of stor-
age, garage, compliance certificates available.
$179,000. 778-4912.

SPACIOUS SINGLE FAMILY home, Anna Maria
City. Walk to beach and pier, two-car garage, huge
Florida room, structurally sound, needs a few cos-
metics. Islands best buy at $185,000. 778-2968.


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Serving the Islands since 1969. 778-5594 After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured 7 778-3468

R.T. (BOB) HILTON CONSTRUCTION
Residential and Commercial. Remodel and
New Construction. Island and Mainland.
"DON'T SA Y HOW, SA Y HILTON"
Lic. #CGC012191 747-1098

Need PC assistance? Help getting on the
Internet? "@Ease With PCs" can help. Instruction,
problem resolution, upgrades. Most work done on
your premises. Y2K TEST & FIX. -
Sorry, no Macs. Call Keith Allen 792-8718.

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25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506


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

KEY ROYALE CANALFRONT stucco 3BR/2BA,
dock, sundeck, screened lanai, open and airy floor
plan, totally refurbished, immaculate turnkey. This
house will go very fast. FSBO $259,900. Open
House Sunday, Aug. 1, 1-3pm. 609 Ambassador
Lane, Holmes Beach. 888-298-6955.

FLOWERS EVERYWHERE on outside, art every-
where on inside. A perfect place for one or more
to live on a limited income. Full price, furnished
and equipped. $17,000 or less. 778-3709.

A SALVADORE DALI signed and numbered print
is included with the furnished, equipped trailer
home at 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. A lot
of other art work and a late model satellite TV sys-
tem. So much more. $17,000, over 55. 778-3709.


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ISLAND FOUR-PLEX plus large manager's office.
Solar heated pool, wonderful views of Tampa Bay
and Skyway Bridge. Excellent income and location.
$549,000. For more information call Yvonne
Higgins at Wagner Realty 761-3100 or 720-3879.


ONE OF EARTH'S IDEAL locations one minute from
lovely Gulf beach, one minute from bay sunrises.
Artist's trailer, home ready for occupancy. 2601 Gulf
Drive #721, Bradenton Beach. 778-3709.

FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS, the nicest people in all
of the world pass my porch office. Loneliness is un-
known in this artistic ready-for-occupancy trailer
home. $17,000, 778-3709.

3BR/3BA ELEVATED HOME. Open and airy
greatroom with fireplace and oak floors. Master
suite has his-and-hers walk-in closets, whirlpool
tub with separate shower. Screened deck over-
looks the boat ramps and dock with electric and
water hook up. No bridges. Ample parking and
storage under 2,100 sq.ft. of air conditioned space.
224 Oak Avenue. Asking $359,900. Please call
795-7805.


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CANALFRONT LOT
Walk to beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna Maria City! 75x140 feet with sea-
wall, no bridges with direct bay access. Build your
dream home here! Just listed at $149,000.


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Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
Bill and Larae Regis 779-1858


SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P 0 Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
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makes it illegal to advertise "any preference, limitation
or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex,
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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


RUNAWAY BAY. Fully fumished, 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


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


CONVENIENT LOCATION. Contempo-
rary 3BR/2.5BA, open plan with many new
features. Master bedroom and bath on
ground floor with 2BR/1 BR on second floor
with balcony overlooking greatroom.
$185,000. Dick Maher/Dave Jones 778-
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RUNAWAY BAY Rare ground level, 2BR/2BA
end unit. Great lagoon location with southern
exposure. On-site rental management with dub-
house, tennis, heated pool, shuffle board and
bocci bail. Offered at S139,500. Call Jerry
Martinek 778-2246/78-2975 eves. #38599


SHAW'S POINT WATERFRONT. Newly
listed 3BR/2BA with family room, caged
lap-pool and deep-water dockage. Located
in B flood zone. Offered at $287,500. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


ANNA MARIA BAYFRONT LOT at 834 S. Bay Blvd.
includes a front wall with gate and asphalt driveway,
a seawall in very good repair, some sandy beach to
walk, and 19,600 (100x196) square feet of land to
build a better house than the one that burned down
in the 1960s. Asking $400,000.
Doug Dowling Realty
409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, FI 34216
Phone & Fax: (941)778-1222
E-Mail: dougdowling@earthllnk.net
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DIRECT BAYFRONT LUXURY HOME!
Caged cocktail pool, boat dock with davits is a plus
for the boater and gourmet kitchen is a hit for the
cook in the family! Designer-decorated turnkey
furnishings add to the value! $619,000.






ULTIMATE CANALFRONT HOME More than
4,000 sq. ft with mut-ltevels, ceramic tile, gourmet
kitchen, huge breakfast nook, dining area with cus-
tom table for twelve! Coral mantel fireplace, wet bar
and more! Turnkey furnished for $689,000.


ENJOY the full bay view with sunsets and RARE GULFFRONT DUPLEX! Side-by- GULF PLACE CONDO overlooks heated
frolicking manatees and dolphins. Eat-in side old-Florida-style Gulffront duplex directly pool with a view of the Gulf beyond. Walk to
kitchen, security alarm, screened fanai. fire- on the beach! Each unit 2BR/1.5BA with the sandy Gulf beach or play on the lighted
place and 2BR/2BA. Amenities include boat open water views and sunsets. Turnkey fur- tennis court. Turnkey furnished, perfect for
dock tennis and two nools 2.34 500 nished. $569 000 rentals. 339.000-


ELEGANCE IN KEY ROYALE! Waterfront
home with golf course across the street, open
floor plan, 3BR plus den, screened lanai, heated
pool, large dock for up to 50 ft. boat with elec-
tric and water. $675,000.


BUILDABLE bayfront lot with great views
and dock. Permits already in place all you
need is your dream home ideas. $199,000.








BOATER'S PARADISE! 3BR/2BA home
located on double-wide deep canal with
dock, lift and davits. Can house two boats.
Home has brand new windows, Berber car-
pet. paint and stucco. S339,900.


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short 86 Tipped off discovered in
47 Singer Jackson 89 Arrive angrily 1898
48 Scratch and abruptly 4 Test group?
49 Like rich 91 -- de Castro 5 What CBers
desserts (storied watch for
noblewoman) 6 Some addresses
Y y 92 Soccer score, 7 Rodeo item
perhaps 8 Bridge supports
93 Party dance of 9 Like some
1old rewards


10 What solar
flares are
measured in
11 Ship's log entry
12 "So that's it!"
13 Make the
rounds?
14 Still serving
15 Vehicle for
Blanche DuBois
16 Part of a pump
17 Amahl's visitors
18 Melville novel
22 Added to the
database
30 Rajah's spouse
31 Medic
32 Restrained mood
33 In vain
35 They'll knock
you out
36 Neighbor of
Silver Springs
37 Hingis rival
40 Jean or Jacques
42 Greece, to the
Greeks
43 Macho military
type
44 Where
Hemingway
wrote "A
Farewell to
Arms"
46 German wine
valley
47 Dan Beard's org.
50 Variation of the
samba
52 Pea- (dense
fogs)
53 Spread
56 Treasury of sorts
60 Prefix with
friendly
61 1990's dance
craze


62 In tune
63 George-
66 Julian calendar
date
69 Ringo's original
surname
70 Best boy's
colleague
71 Turgenev heroine
72 Lyricist Carole
Bayer --
74 Part of E. i. du
Pont


77 Easy wins 96 "A Tidewater 108 Byron poem
78 Hodgepodges Morning" author 109 It's shown to the
79 They'll bray for 98 Purse items usher
you 99 Exodus 110 The Red and the
81 Spinners commemora- Black
83 Suffix with tions 112 Cherry type
24-Across 104 Gentry 113 Aries or Taurus
84 Lost momentum 105 Mathew Brady 114 Essential
87 loop shade company
(skater's jump) 106 First name in figure
88 Contest hopefuls espionage 116 M.P.G.
90 Sound of impact 107 Astringent determiners
95 Emanations substance 117 Means of ID


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