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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: August 4, 1999

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE AUGUST 4, 1999


-ISLANDER


Islanders'



Market



closes

By David Futch and Susan Kesselring
Islander Reporters
Islanders' Market in the City of Anna Maria -
known for decades as Ernie's IGA closed Saturday,
July 31, at the end of the business day as usual.
But the store didn't open Sunday as usual -
and Islanders' fears that the little market would close
for good following a recent "50 percent-off sale" were
realized.
Without notice from owner Frank Albano to em-
ployees that they wouldn't reopen, employees who
showed up for work on Monday were disappointed.
Two employees said they were told by another
store employee that the market wouldn't open Sunday.
Dale "Louie" McNatt, an employee since December,
said he wasn't surprised by Albano's decision to close.
"Frank said they were going to open a deli or some-
thing like that, but I knew it wasn't going to happen,"
McNatt said Monday. "I could see the handwriting on
the wall. Publix did this. From the day they opened they
took away 75 percent of our business."
McNatt, who worked as a cashier, in the deli and the
produce departments, stocking shelves and mopping
floors, said previous owner John Cagnina was taking over.
Cagnina did not return telephone calls and Albano
could not be reached at his Tampa home, but a notice
posted in the window on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from John
Cagnina states they are owed more than $50,000 by
Albano.
The notice is a demand from property owners John
Cagnina, Carmen Shea and Antoinette Scanio for rent
of more than $51,640.86 or possession of the Islanders'
Market by Aug. 7 from Frank Albano.
Cashier Barbara Staples said she was told Saturday
night Islanders' Market would be closed permanently.
She said the opening of Publix in Holmes Beach led to
the demise of the small, family-owned operation in
Anna Maria.
Another employee who didn't want to be identified
said she didn't know what was going on other than she
worked Saturday and the store was closed Sunday.
"It irks me." the employee, who asked not to be
identified, said. "I had to go to another store this morn-
ing to buy milk."
One customer who happened by moments after
employees left for the last time Monday at noon said
she would miss the friendly people who worked at Is-
landers' Market.
"The bottom line is Publix came in and that did
them in." the woman said. "The little guy loses again.
I've only been here a few years, but old-timers tell me
they're sorry to see Ernie's place go."
Ernie Cagnina operated the store in the same loca-
tion for decades and it became a regular stopping place
for almost all Island residents and visitors. You could
see him there seven days a week.
Cagnina was a former Anna Maria mayor who
liked to dispense his brand of old-school politics from
the store he and Benny Scanio bought in 1946. If you
saw him. he usually was preceded by the trademark
cigar jutting from his mouth.
Cagnina died in August 1994 at age 84. In Decem-
ber 1994 Albano took over the store.
A Cagnina family member confirmed Monday it
was closing when contacted at the store. She would
not identify herself except to say she was Ernie
Cagnina's daughter.
"Yes. the store is closed and I'm getting ready to
walk out with the employees. I can't say an' thing more
about it. I have to go. We're the previous owners."
McNatt said Albano removed financial records
Monday morning and left without a word.


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Islanders' Market closed for good?
Joe Cimino peers past Styrofoam containers marked "closed" on the front doors of Islanders' Market. A
Cagnina family member who inherited the property from the late Ernie Cagnina, confirmed Monday to employ-
ees that the store would remain closed. A notice posted in the window Tuesday, Aug. 3, from John Cagnina
demands rent of more than $51,640.86 or possession of the premises from Frank Albano, who operated the
store since December 1995. Islander Photo: David Futch


Beach parking petition

demands change in Anna Maria


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The systematic closing of streets to parking is tak-
ing its toll on Anna Maria residents. They want park-


"This is a
sufficient voice in
the city to elect an
official. It should
be enough to effect
a policy change."
Kathy Granstad


ing returned to them
and have come for-
ward collectively to
initiate a change.
A petition with 233
signatures was pre-
sented to commis-
sioners at the July 27
meeting with many
residents in atten-
dance.
Resident and Anna


Maria Elementary School teacher Kathy Granstad is
the driving force behind the petition.
After Mayor Chuck Shumard arbitrarily closed Beach
Avenue to parking in February, Granstad committed her-
self to the task of returning parking to residents.
With her 233-signature petition in hand, Granstad told
the commission, 'This is a sufficient voice in the city to
elect an official. It should be enough to effect a policy
change."
Shumard closed Beach Avenue in February after a
homeowner complained of beachgoers littering and
changing clothes in their vehicles.
Parking on Beach Avenue was limited to one side
of the street prior to Shumard ordering additional "No
Parking" signs on the opposite side of the street.
At the time, commissioners were not aware the
mayor closed the street to parking.
N':hirn: in the city's ordinance prevents Shumard
from putting up "No Parking" signs. but quite a few
residents were up in arms that he didn't address the
issue in a public forum.
Granstad said years ago the commission made a
firm promise to its citizens that when they closed
beach-access streets to parking. the city would make
provisions for its residents. That promise was swept
aside in the hope it was forgotten. she said.
"As taxpayers we ha\e the right to enjoy all the
amenities of this city which we pay taxes for. It is not
within the scope of the commissioners or the mayor in
their job description to decree how residents should get


to the beach. Rather, it should be the reverse, with citi-
zens telling elected officials what they wish to see done
in the city. We elected you to represent us. It is unjust
that the majority of the residents of this town should be
affected by the minority," Granstad said.
Acknowledging that problems exist, Granstad said
closing the streets is not the only solution.
Trash could be controlled by utilizing community
service workers to pick it up or the city could hire part-
time workers, she suggested.
Another option worth exploring is resident parking
stickers or placards. The cities of Sanibel, Naples and
Fort Myers Beach have provisions in place for their
residents, Granstad said.
It's not the residents who are littering and creating
problems, she said.
Granstad concluded her presentation by saying,
"It's time to stop bandaging these problems. It creates
stress on the few streets remaining open to parking.
Please return to your residents beach parking."
Shumard said the commission would have to verify
the signatures on the petition.
As a solution, Shumard suggested placing parallel
parking between Oak and Palm avenues in front of
Gulffront Park. The nature area is a drop-off point for
beachgoers.
Resident Elizabeth Moss who lives on Willow
Avenue facing the park, said she didn't think
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iB PAGE 2 0 AUGUST 4, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Bradenton Beach buildings underinsured


By Paul Roat
A resounding cry of oopss" echoed through
Bradenton Beach City Hall last week when it was dis-
covered most city buildings and contents were woe-
fully underinsured.
Police Lt. John Cosby and City Clerk Pat Grizzle
were checking city insurance policies when they dis-
covered the insurance goof.
Cosby said the city's street sweeper and tractor
were not insured at all. Also, when the city buildings
- city hall, police department, public works garage,
Tingley Memorial Library and the city pier were
assessed in 1997, costs to replace them were based on
rebuilding as-is. They did not take into account the
need to meet new building codes and that some of the
structures would have to be elevated.
"We're somewhere close to $600,000
underinsured," Cosby said. "If we were hit by a storm
and lost the buildings, we could not afford to rebuild
them" with current insurance coverage.
The city has several different insurance policies to
cover windstorm damage, flooding and special hazards,
such as a fire. Currently, city hall is assessed at about
$214,000, the police building at $158,000, garage at
$85,000, library at $175,000, and the city pier at
$422,000.
Insurance on those buildings is roughly on a par
for replacement value, but the contents valuation is
very low, Cosby said.


The
Bradenton
Beach City
Pier at the
foot of Bridge
Street has
been valued
at $422,000.


For example, the contents of the library are insured determining cost to rebuild them to meet current build-
for $22,000 in the windstorm coverage with $26,000 ing codes. Value of contents of each building will also
for flooding, yet library officials have determined that be determined and, when finalized, additional insur-
cost to replace just the books would be more than ance will be purchased.
$100,000. "I was under the impression we were well insured,"
Cosby suggested, and city commissioners agreed, Mayor Connie Drescher said. "I guess that was an il-
to have all the city structures re-assessed with a goal of lusion."


Cortez fish house sale pending, fate uncertain


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The long-vacant Sigma fish house in Cortez
appears about to change hands, with a purchase
contract signed and closing sometime this month
- if all goes well.
Joe Z. Lovingood, whose real estate firm has
had the property listed for some years, said he is
optimistic for an August closing on the sale.
But until the deal is done he won't rock the
boat by revealing the prospective buyer's identity,
plans for the large waterfront property's future,
price or other details. Rumors, though, abound.
Lovingood has had two or three contracts with
prospective buyers in the past few years, he said,
"but they had a lot of hair on them the buyer
wanted to do this and that, wanted us to do that and
this and they never closed."
The fish house property near the eastern end of
Cortez is about four acres with some 300 feet of
waterfront, said Walter Bell. His A.P. Bell Fish Co.
is three fish houses away down the shore.
Sigma is flanked by waterfront history: To the
east are the Fish Net restaurant and the old
Bayshore fish house now operating as Cortez Bait
and Seafood, and to the west are a scattering of


historic residences, Alcee Taylor's boat works, and
Fulford, Star and Bell fish houses.
The Sigma property has a long history, some suc-
cesses and some hard times.
That history began about 1960 when B.C. Capo
and his twin sons moved the old Church of Christ
building onto land along the water and went into the
fish business. Over the years the Capos built docks and
added to the building to accommodate freezers and
other equipment.
The twin sons were named Lloyd and Floyd, uni-
versally called Big Bubba and Little Bubba, Bell said.
Big Bubba was the businessman of the family, said
his widow, Martha Jane Masemore. The couple ended
up owning and running the business, renaming it Capo
Fisheries Inc. They took in a partner, Chester Bell, and
not long afterward Big Bubba died of leukemia in
1970.
His widow and Bell kept the fish house operating
until 1979 when they sold it to Junior Guthrie, who
named it Gulf to Bay and made it a big operation until
he ran into other troubles and lost it.
Chester Bell bought it back, outbidding the mortgag-
ing bank in a bankruptcy sale on the Manatee County
courthouse steps. Fifteen years ago he sold it to a business-
man and financier from the Orient, Tony Huang.


Huang changed the name to Sigma, expanded
the plant and the operations "they handled a lot
of fish there," said Walter Bell.
Then Huang acquired a large plant in St. Peters-
burg from Red Lobster and concentrated the fish-
handling there, keeping the Cortez plant running to
ship fish from there to St. Petersburg for processing.
A big item was mullet roe in the fall.
Then Huang got into difficulties in his turn, the
U.S. government accusing him of importing shrimp
from a country with which trade was forbidden. He
headed for Taiwan, from where he has conducted
his business affairs, including the Cortez Sigma
sale.
Rumors of the property's possible use are
bouncing around the historic fishing village:
It will become a marina, which Walter Bell
finds unlikely because there isn't enough deep wa-
ter there with only six feet at high tide.
It will be dredged, another unlikely event in
Bell's estimation because the bottom is very rocky.
It will be used as office space, not likely either
considering the difficulty of conversion to that use.
Condos will be built there, extremely improb-
able in a village designated as historic and devoted
to its preservation as it has been for a century.


Parking at beach draws

controversy
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Shumard's suggestion was a good one.
Later, Shumard said he wasn't in favor of put-
ting parking there, it was merely a suggestion. He
said, "I love it the way it is. It's a natural road and
the city couldn't afford to keep it up, that's why it's
a park."
Resident Dale Woodland said among the complaints
from residents wishing to close their streets to parking are
noise and littering, which all have one thing in common
and that is they're all against the law already.
He said. "I don't recall ever hearing police com-
plain about not being able to address the parking prob-
lem. The majority of people respect our Island. An easy
solution would be to enforce existing laws and not pe-
nalize law-abiding citizens."
Shumard said his only experience with resident
parking was a bad one. While visiting up north. he said.
he couldn't find parking at any beach accesses because
of barriers placed in the roads.
He said he then went downtown and there ~a-


parking for residents only.
Saying that his phone has been ringing off the
hook for two weeks regarding parking issues, Vice
Mayor Robert McElheny assured residents he was
on their side. "I think it's something we as a com-
mission need to consider very seriously.... We have
to come up with a solution, but I think it has to be a
well-thought-out solution."
Commissioner Max Znika also assured the public
that the commission would deal with the problem. "We
will handle this, believe me, because I can see people
are interested in this situation. If need be, we'll have a
special meeting just on parking. We will handle it. This
will not drag on," he said.
Gladiolus Street was closed to parking May 25.
Commissioners voted unanimously to close it after
one homeowner requested a partial closing of the
street nearest her home, saying she was tired of pick-
ing up trash and had difficulty pulling out of her
driveway.
Resident Al DiConstanzo. whose wife requested
the closing said it's not a win-win situation. Someone
is going to be dissatisfied. he said.
He also said he understood there wouldn't be any
parking on his street once construction ceased. He said he


was disappointed after moving here in September because
he didn't have the nice quiet evenings he expected.
As a solution to the parking problem, he suggested
Anna Maria provide a public beach with parking for
visitors.
Copies of letters from homeowners supporting the
closure of Gladiolus Street and Beach Avenue were
made available to those attending the meeting.
City Clerk Laura Vogel said the letters were re-
ceived that day and were put out for the public because
those residents couldn't attend the meeting.
Resident Larry Albert said the parking problem has
moved further inland.
Some of the roads to where the problem was
moved have narrow driveways making it difficult for
people who have company to provide parking for their
guests, he said.
He said. 'I guess we can't have any parties on the
north end."
Albert also told the commission they made park-
ing inconvenient for people trying to get to the beaches.
Attempting to put parking issues in perspective.
resident Norton Niss said. "This is a beach town.
whether you like it or not. Whcn you bought your prop-
erty. you bought it wi'.th that knowledge.






THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER U AUGUST 4, 1999 0 PAGE 3 I[

City to develop a plan for public works, parks


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The eroding public works storage and work yard has
Holmes Beach city commissioners concerned.
"I've talked with some of the public works employ-
ees and there is some concern that we've taken away a lot
of the area they formerly used for storage," Commissioner
Rich Bohnenberger said. "I haven't heard much discus-
sion other than about ball fields and soccer fields as to how
much space will be designated for public works."
The area should be identified and fenced or screened
for safety, Bohnenberger said.
Public Works Supervisor Joe Duennes agreed with
Bohnenberger and said the bunkers were removed to ac-
commodate the baseball field and funding for public
works improvements was dropped from the budget.


"At this point we need an overall plan that takes into
consideration the pavilion, bunkers, proposed basketball
court and so forth," Duennes noted. "Public works is con-
stantly being taken from. It's time to make that area look
nice and have the accommodations we need to serve the
city properly."
Jim Gloth, chairman of the city's beautification board,
said his group is also in a dilemma because it has plans for
a pavilion, bricked area and a butterfly garden, but there
is no overall plan. Gloth said he can get free plants from
Keep Manatee Beautiful to beautify and screen the area.
"No one knows where anything is going to be," Gloth
said.
Chairman Roger Lutz said he has asked city hall ar-
chitect Pat Fletcher to draw a plan of the area and the pro-
posed improvements.


Lowrider boat
Ken Kelley, left, of Bradenton Beach ponders what to do next after his boat launched itself Friday in the
intersection at Marina and Gulf drives. "We'd just put a new tilt motor on it and were going to try it out. We
rounded the corner and the trailer axle came off, flipping the boat over. There was minor damage to the boat
with a few scrapes on the hull and a twisted Bimini top. Islander Photo: David Futch


"You need to give us some idea of how much room
you need," Lutz told Duennes and Gloth.
Gloth said he also needs the approval of city commis-
sioners on the design and purchase of welcome signs for
city entries and the purchase of plaques to implement the
board's business beautification awards program.



Anna Maria
8/10, 7:30 p.m., city commission work
session.
Bradenton Beach
8/5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
8/10, 10 a.m., public meeting on property
mitigation options.
8/10, 1 p.m., city commission work session
on bonus/merit pay.
Holmes Beach
8/4, 7 p.m., parks & beautification meeting.
8/5, 7 p.m., planning commission
public hearing.
Anna Maria City Hall: 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive
N., 778-1005.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Agenda
Bradenton Beach
Aug. 5, 7 p.m., city commission meeting. Agenda:
presentation of plaques to building department, reso-
lution approving citation ordinance, first reading on
Bartizal property agreement, Tingley Memorial Li-
brary investment recommendation, Bridge Street
streetlight replacement discussion, grant committee
report, city property insurance coverage discussion,
stormwater drainage at Avenue A discussion, consent
agenda and public comment.


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Political pressure sends port dredging to Cabinet


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
For years Port Manatee officials have been hearing
"no" to their request to dredge 88 acres of Tampa Bay
and expand the port.
They finally heard a "yes" from the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection.
Environmental groups and even the DEP's own
scientists are calling the expansion approval disturbing,
sad and insidious.
Environmental watchdog ManaSota-88 filed a le-
gal challenge Friday to the dredging.
The group says enlarging the port through dredg-
ing will impair, injure and pollute the waters and natu-
ral resources of Florida.
In its request, ManaSota-88 wants an administrative
law judge to overturn a decision by DEP to approve the
concept of dredging 88 acres of Florida sea bottom.
DEP Deputy Secretary Kirby Green said his office
is giving conceptual approval to the port's request to
dredge 40 acres of bay bottom where water depths are
less than six feet and another 40 or so acres of bay bot-
tom where water depths are more than six feet.
Blasting away limestone and dredging would expand
the spot where the port's 400-foot-wide channel connects
to Tampa Bay's main shipping channel. That would allow
bigger and thus more ships to use Port Manatee.
The DEP recommendation will be handed over to the
Florida Cabinet Aug. 12. At that point the Cabinet can
either approve the port's plan to dredge or reject the con-
cept.
ManaSota-88 Chairman Gloria Rains said she was
saddened by what she believes is a politically moti-
vated move on the part of Gov. Jeb Bush and DEP Sec-
retary David Struhs.
ManaSota-88 has been watching the proposed


dredging plan move through DEP for more than a year
"and everyone has recommended denial."
"This is just greed and total lack of concern for the
environment. And that goes for years to come," Rains
said. "Port Manatee has never been a thriving port and got
millions from the state some years ago to survive. It only
handles a fraction of the traffic that Port Tampa does.
"To have this crummy little port ruin the fishing in
the area makes no sense when the waters around Port
Tampa are in terrible shape. Expansion and dredging


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request to expand
its operation into
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"This is going to be an economic disaster. We're fa-
mous for our fishing in Manatee County and that area in
particular is a staging area for snook spawning. I'm sur-
prised we haven't heard from fishermen on this. They
were so adamant about the nets ruining the fishery."
Ron Taylor is Florida's top research scientist on
snook for the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
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PORT, FROM PAGE 4


mission.
He said DEP's decision to back the dredging
project comes from the misguided assumption that big-
ger ports are good for the economy.
"From a fisheries point of view and from a snook's
point of view in particular, this proposed dredging op-
eration is a long-term, insidious transgression that
should not be given approval. It's an insidious loss of
habitat," Taylor said. 'The long-term loss of habitat is
going to affect the snook fishery in particular. Our natu-
ral resources are finite. I'm afraid we're hell bent on a
pathway that our children and grandchildren are going
to pay for."
Lauren Milligan, environmental specialist with
DEP's Office of Beaches and Coast Systems, said for
the past five years she has been the project manager on
the port's dredge application.
"I'm burned out on this project and sick of it. I
can't talk to reporters because I've gotten in trouble
about this already," Milligan said. 'This has not been
a fun one. It's been a nightmare."
She said DEP is not going to issue a construction
permit now because there's not enough information
that warrants allowing them to dredge and expand Port
Manatee. That doesn't mean the port can't move for-
ward with its plans.
"We do have enough information to give concep-
tual approval for the port's plans," Milligan said.
DEP is looking for more details about construction
and mitigation on the project. In this case, Port Mana-
tee has promised to plant seagrasses in a barren part of
the bay as a result of its destroying grasses in the area
to be dredged.
The Cabinet, which includes Gov. Bush and his
department heads, may or may not have enough infor-
mation for to make a decision, she said.
The Cabinet could defer its decision. Or it could give
the port expansion conceptual approval. Or it could ap-
prove the plan as is, but require the port to make complete
plans for the project available, Milligan said.
The port is asking for "consideration for an appli-
cation for a five-year, sovereign submerged-lands
lease," Milligan said.
A lease with the state would allow ships to pull into


the port while denying access to the public, she said.
"They want to dredge, put in some rip-rap and
promise to donate some land for mitigation," Milligan
said. "They want to set up this large idle speed zone to
slow people down to protect the manatees and to pre-
vent destruction of seagrasses.
"They want to make the spoil island west of the
port a seabird sanctuary, they want to scrape it and
make it beach nesting. The port said it wants to restore
Little Redfish Creek, which was buried when the origi-
nal port was built by the Hendry Company."
One DEP employee who asked not to be identified
said political pressure on deputy DEP Secretary Kirby
Green "has been overwhelming. This is one of those
controversial decisions."
At the same time, environmental groups and
people in Green's department are calling the expansion
a bad project.
The National Marine Fisheries Service has recom-
mended against the port's plan saying it will kill or
injure manatees and turtles while creating water qual-
ity problems.
Rains of ManaSota-88 said "this came down from
Bush to David Struhs. We met with Struhs several

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weeks ago and his way of listening to our concerns was
to show us cards with mottos DEP likes to follow.
"When we asked for an agenda he was forced to
listen to our concerns. I don't think we're going to
get much from David Struhs and I've got to believe
that's coming from the top. Given the political cli-
mate I don't know what good a hearing would do us
regarding this project."
ManaSota-88 attorney Tom Reese said he was a little
surprised at DEP's desire to give conceptual approval.
"I think it's political pressure. The southwest field
staff recommended denial and still does and said an
upland alternative is better," Reese said. "DEP Aquatic
Preserve Manager Randy Runnels in Tampa is op-
posed. The Marine Science lab in St. Peterburg is
opposed.The National Marine Fisheries is opposed.
Political pressure coming frm Port Manatee. It's politi-
cal pressure. The decision (to agree to the plan in con-
cept) is not based on science.
Merritt Mitchell, a spokesperson in DEP's Tampa
office, refused to comment on DEP's decision to give
conceptual approval to dredge.
"This is a decision being made out of Tallahassee,"
Mitchell said.


Turtle
succumbs
in Anna
Maria
This dead logger-
head turtle lies
buried at the north
end of Anna Maria
Island. It appar-
ently had been run
over by a boat and
had deep, sharp
gashes in its shell.
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On icons, parking, turtles
Another Island icon appears to have fallen.
The Islanders' Market in Anna Maria has closed its
doors, perhaps for good. It joins the ranks of many
other small, independent grocery stores, victim to large
chain stores with cheaper prices, greater stock and
oftentimes as we learn unfamiliar faces.
How many of us remember the old days of
Marchand's Market in Bradenton Beach? Sure, things
may have cost more than those "town" stores, but you
could get a cut of meat exactly the way you wanted it.
Ernie Cagnina ran his old IGA the same way. He'd
wink and smile and just nod when asked if the food
could be put on account. Imagine trying to pull a stunt
like that at Albertsons.
Then there was the old Bradenton Beach Hard-
ware, the Island Bank, Webb's Drugstore, the Anchor-
age/Fast Eddie's ... all gone today.
It makes us wonder if in 20 years or so we'll wax
nostalgic about the good old days of the late 1990s,
when places like Beach Bistro, or Jessie's Island Store,
or the Bradenton Beach City Pier were the fun places
to be on the Island.

Beach parking: pick up the pace!
Anna Maria City residents have spoken or writ-
ten their wishes regarding parking. Now, let's see
if their elected representatives will listen.
Signature, n!' more than 200 people were collected
.ia presented t !t' commissioner< last week an-
r3 folks, who can't park near thle each and want park-
ing restored in sonmc way, shape or manner.
City commissioners h'.e sai they're willing to
look at the issue aa ain alter they verify the petition-
ers are voters.
Let's hope it's soon, and that this isn't another of
those matters that is placed into the perpetual study
category, never to reach resolution.

Kudos, cigars for Sadie
Sadie, the wayward mother loggerhead turtle who
tried to reach the beach via a bunch of rocks in Bradenton
Beach, only to tumble, crack her shell and lie helpless and
bloody, is back in the saddle or nest again.
The 300-pound turtle, perhaps better dubbed
"Humpty Dumpty," is resting comfortably at Mote Ma-
rine Laboratory, and researchers there were successfully
in inducing labor. She's laid about 80 eggs so far, all care-
fully transplanted to Coquina Beach and buried in the sand
near where she fell and couldn't get up.
Her desperate plight endeared a lot of volunteers.
The birthing event was equally captivating. And so,
with help from her friends, she'll be just fine.
Let's hope her hatchlings will fare as well and
we can enjoy the proverbial cigars in about 50 days.


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Beach concession
differences aired
Re: July 14 article entitled "Five vie for Island
Beach Concessions."
First I thought this article did not deserve
anyone's time since it was so ill written; but then I
still could not get it out of my head that this reporter
David Futch and in turn the editor owes Dee
Percifield and Gene Schaefer an apology.
A lot of the article was pure junk not pertain-
ing to the subject of "bidding" for the concessions,
which the title led us to believe. It instead became a
personal slam on the reporter's part to Ms. Percifield
and Mr. Schaefer.
I'd say that if the reporter and the editor of this
paper has a personal problem with these people they
should take care of it directly and not try to screw up
the whole Island's thinking, as well as that of the
tourists who pick up this paper.
To pick out a few statements from the article:
"Warren T. LaBonte said he identified some large
holes which must be shored up to run a smooth op-
eration."
No. 1: If someone other than Percifield and
Schaefer get the bid, they are not going to "shore up"
anything. They're going to make it their own opera-
tion.
No. 2: I know LaBonte and maybe he should
shore up the hole in his head before he starts worry-
ing about someone else's business. I find it very hard
to believe he could successfully have a place of busi-
ness such as he describes in Nantucket.
My guess is that from what I saw, he wanted
them to make him manager and is spitting a few sour
grapes! Anyway, his statements do not pertain to the
bidding, so it rifust have been written as a slam to
these people.
As for employee theft and unregulated meals: It
is a sorry state of affairs but I don't care where we
work, there are employees who steal from the com-
pany. Yes, there are people there who steal and I can
name people in almost every place I've worked who
steal. Anyway, this again does not pertain to the bid-
ding, so it also was a slam to these people.


In conclusion, may I say that I believe Dee
Percifield and Gene Schaefer to be very kind and
generous people and have every desire for the Cafe
on the Beach to run in a business-like fashion.
I again stress that I believe the reporter and the
editor of this paper need to apologize in the pa-
per for publishing such junk in the name of news.
Nancy Conner, Anna Maria Island

Editor's note: The information contained in the ar-
ticle was taken directly from hid proposals, public
records, submitted to Manatee County for the pur-
pose of obtaining the beach concessions.


Beach path maintenance
lacking in Anna Maria
I am writing to express my concern and dismay
over the condition of the path to the beach on Cedar
Avenue. As a homeowner on Cedar Avenue for al-
most 60 years, my family and I have seen the growth
of Anna Maria and the care which the city has given
to environmental concerns.
In the early years, we, ourselves, kept paths
cleared and collected trash. Later, we also appreci-
ated the city's maintenance of these beachfront path-
ways.
However, while other paths seem to be main-
tained regularly, this one has been grossly neglected.
The overgrown sea grapes, mother-in-law plants, sea
oats, and weeds have narrowed the path and walking,
particularly for the elderly, has become treacherous.
All the homeowners on Cedar Avenue share my
concern. Clearing has not been evident for almost a
year.
We would like to request that the city cut back
the overgrowth and clear and restore this path. The
dangerous footing and chances of towels and chairs
being caught in the branches and weeds is a definite
threat. The danger increases as fall and winter sea-
sons approach.
I trust you will resolve this problem as soon as
possible.
Norma McMullen, Anna Maria











THOSE WERE THE BAYS
Part 10, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


General John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American expeditionary
forces, inspects United States troops in France in 1918.


A DAY IN

BEAUTIFUL AMIENS


As May turned to June, the war
along the Western Front in 1918 shifted
southward. Company E of the Sixth
Engineers packed up and marched to
Amiens, the city they had helped to pro-
tect in March. There they had a day or
two to look around while waiting to take
the train south.
Private Clair Jones and his friends
Will Austin and Corporal James Field
marveled at the main attraction of the
beautiful city-the largest medieval cathe-
dral in France. Built in the 13th century, it
was tall and strong with a slender spire and
a magnificent rose window.
Clair took along his sketch pad and
made some drawings to send to his fam-
ily on Anna Maria Key and his fiancee
Edith in Canada. How he wished she
could be at his side.
Clair felt good, nonetheless. A few
days ago the regiment had been honored
by a British general for helping to check
a dangerous German advance toward
Amiens and Paris. Besides that, he was
bursting with pride that other American
units were seeing action and acquitting
themselves well-the American First
Division at Cantigny and the Marine
Brigade at Belleau Woods.
Amiens was crowded with British
and French soldiers also going south.
Clair couldn't help noting what a sorry
lot they were, how thin and grimy and
altogether unimpressive. He felt sorry
for them in one way. They'd been at this
war for nearly five years. At the same
time, the freshness and spirit of the
American troops made him stand tall.
Clair's spirits were dashed that
evening, however.


Kaiser William II and his staff on an
inspection tour of the German forces.


Late in the day he and his bud-
dies wandered into a cafe near the
train station. They sat down to eat
some bread and cheese with "a little
white wine and beer."
Six young British Tommies were
at the next table. After a while they
took note of the three Americans and
began to ask questions. A corporal did
most of the talking. He asked casually,
"How many of you Yanks do you
reckon are over here now?
"Nearly a million of us, I'd say,"
answered Clair, equally casually.
Leaning back in his chair and sur-
veying the three Americans with a
gleam in his eye, the corporal went on
to opine that the Americans were going
to be quite a lot of help to the Allies. In
a financial way. And also as laborers.
"Wouldn't you say," he continued,
with a wink at his chums, "they'll be
about the same use as a million"-
pause-"Chinese coolies." And the
Brits broke out laughing.
Now, Clair Jones had served in the
Spanish-American War while he was
still in his teens. He'd been a ship's
master when he was in his 20s. He was
now nearly 40 years old, but in excel-
lent shape-and Irish, to boot. He
wasn't about to take any ragging from
these Britishers.
He stood up. The British corporal
got up also.
Austin wrote:
"Clair spat out, 'You damned son-
of-a-bitch, you compare us to Chinese
laborers do you!'
"The Tommy didn't have a chance to
answer. Clair walloped him on the jaw,
and he fell on his back on the floor.
"Field and I got to our feet and
moved up close to the British's. It
looked as though a battle would take
place. But the Tommies knew the door,
and they and their loud-mouthed cor-
poral slunk out quickly. We celebrated
victory by taking a few more drinks."
Men such as these casual acquain-
tances shortly would be comrades in
the terrible bond of war, fighting and
dying together in the bloody Second
Battle of the Marne.

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By June Alder
You know how it is in the dog days of August. Not
much to do. Putter around the yard in the morning. Have
a nap after lunch. Watch the sunset after supper. Watch
re-runs on TV at night, with the air-conditioner humming.
No, nothing much happens on the Island in the summer-
time. It's murder for a newspaper reporter trying to make a
decent story out of notes from a boring city meeting.
But it wasn't that way on the afternoon of Friday,
Aug. 1, 1980. That was when the biggest story in the his-
tory of the Island erupted, a tragic, almost unbelievable
story.
As I recall it, I was the only reporter in The Islander
newspaper office when someone yelled at me to pick up
my phone. It was my mother.
"Oh, hi Mom, what's up?" I said something like that.
She rarely called me at the office, so I figured she had
some little problem, like when we could meet for lunch.
But her voice was odd, whispery but urgent.
"I'm down here at Foodway [now Publix]. There's
been an accident or something a man's been hurt."
There was a hubbub in the background. I could barely
hear her.
"What did you say? An accident? In the grocery
store?"
She got impatient. I got the idea whatever had hap-
pened, it was something serious.
"No, in the parking lot. I was at the checkout counter.
A woman burst in, yelling to call the police, get a doctor."
She paused. "I can see a lot of folks running around out-
side. You'd better get down here, June!"
I grabbed my camera and jumped in my car. Traffic
on Gulf Drive was light going south. It took me less than
five minutes to round the bend at Manatee Beach. That's
when I saw a bunch of people milling around just east of
the stoplight towards King Fish Boat Ramp.
I wondered momentarily if I should drive on, to
Foodway. But then I saw a car and boat trailer jackknifed
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I didn't ask any questions, just began shooting pictures.
There seemed to be bodies all over the place. Sheets
had been draped over two figures being lifted onto
stretchers. They appeared to be children. I couldn't tell if
they were dead or alive.
A few feet away from the car, medics were bent over
a man stretched out on the ground. One emergency tech-
nician was holding an oxygen mask to his mouth. Another
was wiping blood from his forehead. A third was massag-
ing his chest.
Close by lay a deeply tanned man in red-and-white
striped trunks. He was barely breathing. His bare chest
was streaked with blood trickling from his nose and
mouth. A tube had been stuck in his right arm. I could tell
by the despairing look on the face of a woman in a nurse's
uniform holding his head that he was close to death.
I moved in a bit closer with my camera. Through the
viewfinder I could see a small hole in the man's forehead,
the size of a dime.
My heart froze. He had been shot, square in the head.
By now another reporter from my newspaper had
arrived. And reporters and photographers from the daily
papers. There must have been 40 people scurrying
around.
I'll never forget the faces of the bystanders as the word
got around of the nature of the tragedy. They had the empty
look of people confronting a situation too horrible to be com-
prehended. The car had gone out of control because the
driver had a bullet in his head. Everyone in the car had been
shot by an assailant who had escaped somehow.
I glanced across the street toward the Foodway store. An
ambulance was pulling out of the lot. I hurried over. I learned
from a cop that a man had been shot there, too. By now, like
everyone else, I was beginning to realize the enormity of the
crime that had shattered the pleasant afternoon.
The headlines in the newspapers the next day
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In the weeks and months to come the story unfolded.
Early that morning. Dr. Juan Dumois, a 47-year-old
Tampa physician, his two sons Eric, 13, and Mark, 9, and
their uncle, Raymond Barrows, visiting from Miami, left
King Fish Boat Ramp on a fishing trip in the Gulf of
Mexico. It was the last day of the family's vacation in
Holmes Beach.
Returning about 5 p.m., looking forward to getting
home to supper, they loaded their boat onto a trailer and
hitched it up to their station wagon. Dumois and Barrows
got into the front seat and the boys in the back. Just as
Dumois was about to drive off, a dark-haired man in his
middle 30s, wearing a white tennis outfit and pushing a
bike, stuck his head in the car window.
He had sprained his ankle, he told the physician, and
would appreciate a lift.
Sure, no problem, Dumois said.
The man hoisted his bike into the boat and got into
the back seat with the boys.
Dumois waited for a gap in the heavy traffic, then
pulled away slowly. The station wagon had gone only a
few yards towards the intersection of Manatee Avenue
and East Bay Drive when the man pulled a gun. He held
the muzzle against the back of Dumois' head and pulled
the trigger.
Dumois slumped over, mortally wounded. Three
more shots rang out in quick succession. The gunman had
pumped the second bullet into Barrow's head and the
third and fourth into the heads of the children.
It was all over in a few seconds. The man coolly reached
over Dumois and turned off the ignition, steering the car to
the side of the road. When it stopped he jumped out, pulled
his bike out of the boat and rode off towards Foodway.
But there was a witness.
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Matzke, working
in the yard of his condominium apartment in nearby
Westbay Cove, had observed the man's quick exit from
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the accident site. Suspicious, he pursued him to the
Foodway store in his sports car. There, he argued briefly
with the bicyclist. Again a shot rang out and Matzke be-
came the hitchhiker's fifth victim.
Horrified shoppers watched helplessly as the gunman
got into a waiting car, which quickly disappeared into
traffic. Strangely enough, none of the onlookers had ac-
tually witnessed the killing or so they told police later.
All the police had to go on was what Raymond Bar-
rows, the only survivor of the blood bath, was able to tell
them. (He recovered but died of a heart attack a couple of
years later.)
The investigation, involving the sheriffs department
and federal agents as well as the Holmes Beach police,
dragged on for months. The Dumois car was examined for
fingerprints. Four different artist's conceptions of the killer
were circulated and a reward was offered for information.
More than 100 suspects were questioned. But no
solid evidence pointing to the killer was ever found, nor
any plausible motive for the brutal slaying.
Was the killer a madman? Someone who had a personal
grudge against the physician? Or was he a contract killer?
Though police found nothing to connect Dumois with
the underworld, it seemed to me the massacre had all the
earmarks of a hit job.
The weapon was a .22-caliber pistol, the type of gun
often used in professional killings. The killer was an ex-
pert with a gun. He did not fire wildly. He shot to kill,
wasting no shots.
The crime was well planned. The gunman was seen
loitering in the King Fish Boat Ramp parking lot. He had
obviously already marked his victims. He know Dumois
was a doctor (remember, he feigned an injury). And he
left no eyewitnesses (it was a fluke that Barrows sur-
vived).
He chose a crowded area for the shootings, where he
could melt into the crowd. True, it was risky business to
execute his mission in a moving car, but he knew it would
be going slowly, approaching the intersection only a short
distance away from the boat landing.
He had a confederate waiting in the getaway car at a
spot where it could easily join the traffic going either
north or south.
Police were criticized for immediately directing traffic
off the Island and not cordoning off the murder site quickly.
But they didn't know at first that it was a murder case, not
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Rescue personnel were horrified at the scene in Holmes Beach Aug. 1, 1980 -five people shot, four dead, two of
them children. The investigation, and case, remain open to this day. Islander Photo: Courtesy June Alder



Still under investigation


Aug. 1, 1980, was a day Islanders would remember.
If you were here that day, even if you don't recall the
date, you remember what happened, where you were
and most of the circumstances involved in the worst
crime to occur on Anna Maria Island in this century.
Theories abounded among crime solvers, profes-
sional and otherwise, but the murders remain unsolved.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine was a pa-
trol officer in the city at the time of the crime. He re-
members working the case and has a few theories about
what happened though he declined to discuss what he
thinks happened.
"It's a 19-year-old case and technically the investiga-
tion is still open," Romine said. "But unless someone ad-


It appears to have been the perfect crime one that
will never be solved.
Investigators say that in crimes of this nature, often the
only chance for a solution is that someone squeals some-
one to whom the killer has bragged or who was involved
somehow in the crime. But that hasn't happened yet.


mits they did it there's not much chance of solving it.
"Several years ago we would get a phone call or
two a month and would follow up on those leads. Now
we get a phone call once or twice a year. We never give
up hope but every year that goes by the chances of solv-
ing the case diminish."
Former Police Chief Snooks Adams, retired two
years when the shooting occurred, said he made inquiries
at the time. "This group was from Cuba, and when they
left Cuba some of their family not kids and relatives,
but Cuban mafia family weren't treated right. They
hired the men killed, but they never touched the women
when this sort of thing happened," Adams said.
The 19-year-old case remains open.


Perhaps the killer, well-paid for his grisly afternoon's
work, may be living on his earnings on the French Riviera
or in South America. Or, he may have met a violent death,
too, his lips forever sealed.
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Islander Reporter
Bimini Bay needs to be unclogged and Drano isn't
the ticket. The 1,800-foot main channel is bogged down
with excessive sand that needs to be removed every de-
cade or so to remain navigable. The last time the sand was
removed was 1983, and before that, in 1971.
Anna Maria commissioners met a half hour ear-
lier than normal before Tuesday's scheduled meeting
to deal with last-minute changes to the city's budget
and discuss drawing up contracts for the Key Royale
dredging project.
Because dredging of the channel may not be com-
pleted this fiscal year, a budget line item of $50,000
is being carried over to the expense side of the budget.
The city will have a shortfall of $96,743 in its
$1,169,769 budget, which officials said they would
pull from reserves, opting not to raise property taxes.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said con-
tracts are needed because the city is sharing the cost
of the project with Holmes Beach.
The pass to Bimini Bay splits the Anna Maria-
Holmes Beach city line and is therefore considered a
shared responsibility.
An additional contract needs to be drawn up be-
tween Joe and Chris Galati of Galati Marine, whose
entrance to the channel is being included in the
project, Charnock said.
The Galatis approached the commission two
years ago asking that the "dog-leg" channel leading to
their marina be dredged to 7 1/2 feet below mean low
tide so they can get larger boats through it.
Charnock said the cost of dredging the entrance
channel to the marina and preparing the contract
would be incurred by the Galatis.
A cost is still being calculated, pending the
amount of sand to be removed, but Charnock esti-
mates the Galati share of the cost to be $23,000.
Charnock said in a memo to commissioners, "Per-
mitting has been a nightmare, and now disposal of the
dredged material is a problem."
The project, no longer in its infancy stage, has
been stalled many times. Plans to dredge Bimini Bay
have been under way since the beginning of 1997 with
numerous government agencies denying permitting
for various reasons, Charnock said.


First the city asked for the sand, estimated at
11,000 cubic yards, to be spread on the beaches in front
of Bayfront Park, but that didn't pan out with the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection,
which said it would harm the benthicc community,"
otherwise known as worms.
After sand coloration tests were done, it was deter-
mined sand from the bay was not compatible with
beach sand because it was too gray, Charnock said.
Second, an elaborate plan was constructed
whereby the sand would be pumped out to the Gulf
beach via a pipe to be installed in Bimini Bay. It was
to run from the bay, down the 77th Street canal in
Holmes Beach, under Marina, Palm and Gulf drives,
between 79th and 80th streets and out to the beach.
What wasn't denied was a $150,000 grant for the
project from the West Coast Inland Navigation District
under its Waterway Development Program after the
cities decided to proceed with the project.
In December 1998 the cities put the project out for
bid, but the three bids submitted exceeded the project
cost and were rejected.
In May, Charnock said the city received six addi-
tional sealed bids for the project with Energy Resources
Inc. being the lowest bidder at $224,657.
Each city will contribute the remaining cost after
the grant is applied, including the cost of environmental
testing, engineering and permitting.
Chamock, who said dredging would begin in Octo-
ber, is confident the first grains of sand will be pumped to
a holding area at Bayfront Park the second week of Au-
gust. And though it has taken nearly two years to get un-
der way, the project will go fast once it begins.
Charnock said the project will take approximately
two weeks to be completed.
"Permitting wouldn't have been so hard to get if
the project could have been submitted as a regular
maintenance dredging," Charnock said.
He said a regular maintenance dredging is 5 feet or
less below mean low tide.
Because the Galatis wanted the channel dredged at
7 1/2 feet below mean low tide, the permitting process
became more complicated, Charnock said.
Once pumped at Bayfront Park, the sand will be
transported to a subdivision on Perico Island or to the
city dump, Charnock said.


Bradenton Beach tentative


property tax rate set


By Paul Roat
In less than five minutes, Bradenton Beach city com-
missioners set a tentative 1.6 percent property tax rate
increase for residents. The finalization of the proposed
$1.834 million budget will come in September.
Proposed is a millage rate for fiscal year 1999-00 of
2.5925, up from the current rate of 2.5508. A mill is $1
for every $1,000 of assessed value of property, less any


State delays comp
plan updates 4 years
Officials in Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach
have been given a four-year reprieve in updating
comprehensive plans.
Small cities in the state were to have com-
pleted revisions to the land-use planning docu-
ments by May 2001. Thanks to changes in state
law. though, the updates now aren't due until May
2005.
Comprehensive plans are thick, technical
documents that guide growth in cities and counties
in Florida. They have been required since the mid-
1970s. and the amount of work required to periodi-
cally update them is massive and expensive.
For example, Bradenton Beach had planned to
spend about S43,000 in the next three fiscal years
for the update, to be conducted by the city's plan-
ning consultants, Adley Brisson and Engman.
Now, that work will be delayed.
Holmes Beach, with its larger population, was
not provided with the comprehensive planning delay
and has already completed its land use document.


applicable exemptions.
For a Bradenton Beach home with a value of
$125,000, the property tax rate proposed for next year will
cause residents to pay $259 in city taxes, up $4 from this
year.
State law requires cities and counties to set a tentative
tax rate by July 31. That rate may be lowered, but not
raised. Taxpayers receive a Truth In Millage notice in the
mail in August which lists the proposed property tax rate
and all public hearings on the proposed budgets city,
county, fire district and school board.
Commissioners have pared down the donations
within the budget almost in half from the current year's
contributions to community service organizations. The
current contributions total Sl 3,200; proposed are $6.675,
with the biggest change being the deletion of a contribu-
tion to the Anna Maria Island Elementary School's
"World of Work" program, a one-time funding request
last year.
Bradenton Beach donations include the following,
with the current contributions in parentheses:
Anna Maria Island Community Center. S5.000
(S5,00)).
Turtle Watch. S600 S(600).
Solutions To Avoid Red Tide, 5300 (S500).
AIDS Council, S200 (S300).
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, $125
(S250).
Salvation Army, S200 ($250).
Red Cross, S200 (S250).
League of Women Voters, $50 (S50).
The next public hearing on the 1999-00 budget will
be at 7 p.m. Sept 9, with the final public hearing and for-
mal adoption of the budget Sept. 23.


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Injured turtle lays eggs via car
Mote Marine Laboratory volunteer Sherry Emigh
hands Mote volunteer Tom VanNess a loggerhead
turtle egg to place in a nest on Coquina Beach. In a
first-ever attempt. Mote scientists induced labor on a
loggerhead nicknamed "Sadie" by turtle volunteers.
She may more aptly be called "Humpty Dumpty."
Mote was caring for the loggerhead after she
crawled onto one of the groins at Coquina two weeks
ago and fell off and onto rocks, cracking the shell on
her underside. When they shot an X-ray, scientists
confirmed their belief that Mrs. Dumpty was full of
eggs, but in no condition to be turned loose. Mote
Marine spokesperson Mary Kmetz said the turtle had
been at Mote for two weeks when scientists decided
to induce labor with Oxytocin, the same hormone
used on expectant human mothers. After six shots,
Mrs. Dumptv dropped 23 eggs. She's still carrying
laplproximately 75 eggs, but More will wait a few days
before trying more Oxytocin, Kmetz said. Anna
Maria Island Turtle Watch Coordinator Suzi Fox
said this is a first for a turtle, though veterinarians
have successfully induced labor in cats and dogs
using Oxvtocin. "This is science at its best, Fox
said. "I'm really excited about it. We're ready to
light some cigars. Islander Photos:
David Futch
and Paul Roat


di.


Island wins Tampa

'Best of the Beaches' contest


Tampa Bay residents agreed to something Is-
landers have know all along we have the nic-
est beaches around.
The Tampa Tribune conducted a reader sur-
vey of the "Best of the Beaches" earlier this
month. The number one pick was Anna Maria
Island. with 16 votes.
Other beach choices were Honeymoon Island


in Pinellas County with 13 votes, Clearwater
Beach and Siesta Public Beach tied with 11 votes,
and Caladesi Island with 10 votes.
A total of 114 people responded to the poll.
the second such survey the Tampa Tribune has
conducted.
Oh. and Longboat Key received one vote. as
did Lido Beach and Ocean City. Maryland.


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Rose Porter Horton
Rose Porter Horton. 71. of Holmes Beach, died
July 29 in Blake Medical Center.
Born in Portsmouth. Va.. Mrs. Horton came to
Manatee County from Chesapeake. Va.. in 1962. She
retired from Manatee Memorial Hospital as director of
nurses and inservice director at Suncoast Manor. She
attended Gloria Dei Lutheran Church since 1969.
Memorial service was held Aug. 2 at Gloria Dei
Lutheran Church. Holmes Beach. Entombment w ill be
in Mansion Memorial Park. Ellenton. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home. Island Chapel. was in charge of ar-
rangements.
She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Inez Pitt.
of Bradenton, one son. Timothy Clyde. of Holmes


Beach: one sister. Ellen Porter Koolman. of Chesa-
peake: one brother. Fitzhugh Lee. of Chesapeake: and
two grandchildren.

William M. Lees
William NI. Lee,. 92. of Holmes Beach. died Juli
2 at home.
Born in Hempstead. N.Y.. Mr. Lees came :o Mana-
tee County from Pompano Beach in 1998. He v. a- '.ice
president at the Bank of New Y.ork.
There will be no 1erv\ice. Gr:iffith-Cine Funerai
Home. Island Chapel. is in charge of arrangement-.
He is survived b\ two daughter-. Bette A.. of Or-
lando., and Mary Jane Naeher. of Holmes Beach: 1
grandchildren: 16 great-grandchildren: and two great-
sreat-grandchildren.


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Planners nix plan for special-event camping


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Planning Commissioner Bruce Golding is furious
about a proposed ordinance to allow participants of
temporary events, such as art shows, to camp overnight
on city property.
"This ordinance is a slap in the face to everybody
here who is in business," Golding stressed. "We need
to encourage these vendors to come into our commu-
nity and stay in our motels and eat in our restaurants.
We have to protect our mom-and-pop businesses.
We're losing thousands of dollars."
As proof, Golding cited the city's comprehensive
plan. The goal is to "ensure that the residential/family
character of the City of Holmes Beach is maintained
and protected, while recognizing the potential for eco-
nomic benefit resulting from the tourist trade."
The first reading of the ordinance was approved 4-
0 by the city commission last month with no discus-
sion. Commissioner Pat Geyer was absent.
According to the ordinance, camping is limited to
self-contained recreational vehicles that have living, sleep-
ing, cooking, dining and rest room facilities within the
vehicle. Campers can set up two days prior to the event's
opening and must leave one day after the event closes.
Only vendors, sponsors, owners, managers and
participants in the event may camp. Participants are
those persons displaying items at the event.


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The role of the planning commission is to deter-
mine whether the ordinance isin compliance with the
city's comprehensive plan and make a recommenda-
tion to the city commission.
"I have a real problem with this ordinance,"
Golding said. "In the 1980s when the council first dis-
cussed having art shows the promoter said there would
be one show a year. He was specifically told, 'No
camping.'"
Golding said the events have evolved from high-
class juried art shows to "craftsy, flea market-type"
shows.
Planning commission member Joe Kennedy noted
that events are staged during tourist season when the
occupancy rate of city motels is at its peak and many
tourists come specifically for the shows.
Golding said people who come to the shows are
from Bradenton and Sarasota and the tourists who at-
tend are already here looking for something to do.
"I can't believe the Chamber [Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce] isn't on this," Golding said.
"If motel owners, chamber members and real estate
agents can't see the financial windfall of getting hun-
dreds of people off this field and into motel rooms,
they're blind. If I was a motel operator, I'd be in here
pounding on someone's desk."
Kennedy asked if the board could ask chamber mem-
bers for an opinion. Planning Chair Sue Normand said that
would be improper.
Planner John Williams asked if there are enough
motel rooms to accommodate the participants and vendors
in addition to the usual number of seasonal tourists.
Golding said it is rare to see "no vacancy" signs.
"My feeling is that the people in RVs are not going
to spend money in the community," Williams said. "But
if they can't park here, they'll go into town and park."
"Many of these artists make their living traveling
from show to show and don't have the resources to
spend money in our motels at winter prices," Normand
noted.
Kennedy noted that a camper would be allowed a
five-day stay on city property, which he said could lead
to abuse. He felt there should also be a maximum ca-
pacity established for the field.
Normand said Golding is taking the comprehensive
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"No, I'm not," Golding replied. "It's the nuts and
bolts of our comprehensive plan. This degrades the
'economic benefit' referred to in the goal."
Planners voted unanimously to recommend to the
city commission that the ordinance is not in compliance
with the comprehensive plan. Planners cited portions
of the recreation and open-space element of the com-
prehensive plan.
Planners listed the following concerns with the
ordinance:
There is no limit on the number of campers per
exhibit and no maximum capacity for the field.
The use of the words "city property" rather than
"city field," which could include other city properties.
The number of days camping is permitted is ex-
cessive.
There are no size limits on the vehicles.
There is no rental fee for the camping.
Additional police patrol would be required.
At press time, city commissioners were discussing
the planning commission's recommendations.


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Although stingrays are abundant in local
waters during the summer months, beachgoers
can avoid problems by shuffling their feet.
Usually when nudged, a stingray will skit-
ter away.
Stepping on one pins it to the bottom and
the animal will lash its barbed tail in defense.
A stingray barb has dozens of curved ser-
rations on its edges and is covered by a sheath
containing venom glands. Even a slight cut can
be excruciatingly painful.
First aid measures include letting the
wound bleed for a few minutes to flush some of
the poison.
The wound should be thoroughly cleaned
and put in water as hot as the person can toler-
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Community Center
Summer Camp calendar
Theme: Future World by Design
Focus: Creativity/Peacefulness/Problem
Solving
Monday, 8/9/99
Girls and Boys: Mote Marine Laboratory
Tuesday, 8/10/99
Girls: Movie "Lassie" 9 to noon
Boys: Durante Park, 1 to 4 p.m.
Special Group: Artists Guild, 9 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, 8/11/99
Boys: Movie "Lassie" 9 to noon
Girls: Durante Park, 1 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, 8/12/99
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Calling all artists
Professional artists and craftspersons are needed to
display and sell their wares on Saturday, Oct. 23, during
a millennium celebration to be held in the City of Anna
Maria on Pine Avenue. The event will also feature live
music, food from area restaurants and children's activities.
Please call Jason Cimino, 779-0143, or Rick DeFrank at
779-2787 for more information.


Chef Arpke television star
once more
Raymond Arpke, owner and chef of Euphemia
Haye restaurant on Longboat Key, will star again Sat-
urday, Aug. 7, on "CBS Saturday Morning."
He will create a bountiful feast for four for $20
or less. That's why the segment is called "Chef on
a Shoestring," he said.
This will be his second appearance as the "Shoe-
string" star. Last December he served up turkey
scaloppini, saut6ed lentils, green beans, salad and, for
dessert, poached pears. All for $16.44, he boasted.
Just what he'll cook up this time, he hasn't yet
decided. It will depend in good part on what he finds
on sale when he takes CBS's $20 bill shopping the day
before the big event, with cameras attending.
The network said the "Shoestring" segment will air
between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Saturday. CBS covers
Arpke's costs for the trip to New York City, but his
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Local artist shows in Brazil


John and Helen DeForge are back home in Key
Royale after participating in a rare world exhibition of
porcelain artistry in Brazil.
The only artist invited from the U.S., she exhibited
two pieces, a vase and powder box. "I didn't feel secure
taking any large pieces on such a trip, so I exhibited
small ones."
This was an invitation-only gathering of artists in
a form that is enjoying more and more acceptance in
the U.S. In many parts of the world porcelain painting
is an old and respected art form, she said, but the U.S.
is just now beginning to host international shows.
South American artists do somewhat abstract


work, she said, while U.S. work is more classic. Some
350 artists from 72 countries participated in the event
in Camela, a remote area of Brazil. The show was or-
ganized by the Association of Graphic Artists and Por-
celain Artists.
From there the DeForges went to the Brazilian is-
land of Santos as guests of Professor Carlo Spina, the
artist who initiated the show; he also has a home in
Tampa.
Ms. DeForge said she would put the two exhibition
pieces on display at her regular Island show places, Is-
land Gallery West and the gallery of the Artists Guild
of Anna Maria Island.


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agencies, neighborhoods and others for their recycling
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Florida Cracker -
something to celebrate
Gib Berquist is the sort of gracious southern
gentleman difficult to find anymore.
Charming. Humble. A raconteur whose subtle
flair for spinning a yarn makes him a pleasure to lis-
ten to or read. His soothing voice makes it even more
so.
He's a gardener who expects to fulfill a promise
to plant 100 royal poinciana trees on Anna Maria
Island before he goes to his maker. His mother's
pepper plants 19 years old shoot to the sky in
an explosion of purples, reds and orange under his
nurturing care.
Bergquist is a big believer in allowing native
Florida plants and grasses to flourish. He plugged his
front yard with transplanted grass from Island
ditches that are inundated with saltwater when the
tide is high. The saltwater-tolerant grass has taken
hold and needs no watering or mowing.
His name is Gilbert. But no one calls him that.
A Florida native born in.Pierce on Aug. 11,
1924, Bergquist will celebrate his 75th birthday Sat-
urday, Aug. 7, with a beach party for friends and
family.
He and wife Madeleine have lived in Holmes
Beach for 19 years, but Gib has been coming to
Anna Maria Island since the 1930s when his parents
built a vacation home here.
As Madeleine likes to say, "He's been around
for a lot presidents."
We've grown to know "The Cracker," first from
his writings called "Cracker's Crumbs" for the
newspaper and then as author of a collection of his
"Crumbs," published in 1995 in a book to benefit the
Anna Maria Island Community Center's endowment
fund.


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Gilbert "Gib" Bergquist shows off a pepper plant
in the back yard of his Holmes Beach home.
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with a get-together of family and friends. Islander
Photo: David Futch
And the book, a recollection of a lifetime of sto-
ries, was done without his knowledge to his com-
plete surprise and printed with donations from
admirers. To his credit, nearly 1,000 copies have
sold.
His lifetime of stories is, of course, as diverse as
his background.
Gib was an FBI agent in charge of translating
during the Cold War. He admits he's proud to have
been a part of winning it, too.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger's
daughter worked for him in "that secret office on


Capitol Hill. Congressmen were always asking us
what went on in there."
Espionage. Double agents. Clandestine strategy.
That sounds about right.
Anna Maria Little League coach. Husband twice
with two families and five children aging from 19 to
54. That's right for sure.
Gib was raised in the small central Florida town
of Pierce, a place no longer in existence and only a
memory away from Mulberry.
Pierce was cut off from the world. No roads in.
Only the Charlotte Harbor & Northern rail line to
carry away rich phosphate destined for foreign lands.
The railroad had a nickname cast on it by Depression
Era families in the region. The Cold, Hungry and
Naked line moved millions of tons of phosphate
from Polk County to Boca Grande.
As the strip mining advanced toward Pierce, the
town was deemed expendable. The 700 inhabitants
left prior to large cranes wiping out the town, search-
ing for more phosphate.
In an April 14, 1994, Islander Bystander article
Bergquist traced his memories back to Pierce as if it
were yesterday.
"We were very proud of the town. It was the
closest thing to Utopia that I have ever seen,"
Bergquist said. "Pierce had a great impact on me and
what I am today. It was a model community and a
wonderful place to grow up."
Pierce was self-contained with stores and a
school and each family owning a garden plot. The
phosphate company even minted its own money,
hexagonal-shaped coins made of Babbitt metal. The
light-weight, tin-copper-antimony coins were ac-
cepted at the company store and later by shop own-
ers in town.
There was no police in Pierce. The community
of 700 or so folks acted as judge and jury if some-
one got out of line.
"We had no crime," he said. "Anyone who com-
mitted a crime was asked to leave town. Towns like
Pierce are all gone now and I'm not surprised they're
gone. They'd mine out one place and move-on to the

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up when asked what he was reading.
"It's a fabulous book called 'Travels' by Will-
iam Bartram, a botanist who came from Savannah to
Florida in 1763 to document plants and animals,"
Bergquist said. "What he saw was incredible. Black
wolves, magnificent wild horses, deer, bear, wild
cattle. A stand of dogwood several miles long that
formed a canopy. Wild orange trees planted by
Spaniards. He writes about seeing 25 different In-
dian tribes.
"The Florida that was and the Florida that is
are radically different. We've ravaged the real
beauty of Florida and it has happened in my life-
time. One of the great disappointments are the
state's beautiful springs. Where free-flowing, crys-
tal-clear water used to bubble to the surface at a rate
of thousands of gallons a minute, there are dry holes.
We're not taking good care of Florida at all."
Mention Disneyworld and there is a noticeable
cringe.
"Disney devastated true Florida, or what we Flo-
ridians knew as true Florida," he said. "People call
it progress. But it's not. I hate to see land go that was
so beautiful. The same thing is happening east of I-
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"We're doing more damage than we know. I
know Florida can't stay the way it is. Anna Maria
0001 Island, too. Now that we've run out of buildable lots
on the Island, the inevitable is that people will bull-
doze (one-story, concrete-block) houses like mine
and go up."
As Gib approaches three-quarters of a century he
doesn't ponder the what-ifs, instead preferring to ac-
centuate the positive, eliminate the negative.
"My life has been exciting and I've enjoyed it.
There has been a lot more good than bad. I got a
great education. My generation is the best ever.
Tom Brokaw thinks so, too.
S"I fought the entire Cold War from the be-
ginning to near the end (1951-75). There was
a lot of cloak and dagger. The office in New
York City was a busy place. Spies coming and
going. It was a serious game. And it was a game.
Both sides sending agents. We'd double them up
with offers of money. They were more interested in
a chance to live in this country. It was a wonderful
life."
Too bad Frank Capra isn't around to do this
movie.
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Anna Maria City
July 26, criminal mischief, 100 Bay Blvd. S. Rest
room door kicked in at Anna Maria City Pier.
July 28, incident report, 800 Bay Blvd. S. The
complainant said he was harassed for money.
July 29, criminal mischief, 100 Bay Blvd. S.
Storage locker pulled open, damaging hasp and
wooden frame at Anna Maria City Pier. Nothing was
taken.
July 29, traffic stop, 600 block of Bay Blvd. N.
Charles J. Mercer was charged with DUI.

Bradenton Beach
July 23, criminal mischief, 200 Bridge St., City
Pier. Two lids were removed from garbage cans. One
lid was located. Total damage reported was $150.
July 23, careless driving, 1100 Gulf Drive S. The
driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
July 23, domestic, 100 block of Seventh Street.
A woman was pushed off her moped by her ex-hus-
band, injuring her ankle.
July 24, incident report, 700 block of Gulf Drive
South. An owner of a red Porsche was having her car
towed when a cable attached to the front end of her car
broke loose, causing the car to roll off the flat bed
truck. The car dropped four feet to the ground, caus-
ing damage to both the front and rear of the car as well
as unknown damage to the car's under body. The car
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July 27, warrant arrest, 2311 Gulf Drive N. The
officer said he saw a suspect with an active warrant for
violation of probation, climb through a downstairs win-
dow. The subject was apprehended.
July 27, theft, 2500 Gulf Drive. The clerk at
Circle K reported a six-foot-tall man with blond hair
wearing jeans, a dark blue T-shirt, blue cap and glasses
had stolen a 12-pack of beer valued at $8.49.
July 29, warrant arrest, 1900 block Gulf Drive S.
The officer pulled the subject over for a traffic viola-
tion and arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant.

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July 23, assist with suspicious vehicle, 400 Bay
Blvd. N. A Manatee County sheriff s deputy observed
Darrell Williams, 25, of Bradenton, throw a bag of
marijuana out of his car window at Bayfront Park in
Anna Maria after the park was closed. A capias request
was issued for Williams. A female juvenile passenger
was issued a notice to appear for possession of tobacco
and alcohol.
July 23, shoplifting, 3900 E. Bay Drive. A Publix
employee reported four milk chocolate bars valued at
$5.90 were stolen. The perpetrator was given a written
warning and escorted off the Island.
July 23, towels and clothing draped on sea turtle
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wasn't found.
July 23, found property a wallet, 3700 Gulf
Drive.
July 23, assist with intoxicated person, 500 Bay
Blvd. S. It was later determined by police that the
caller wasn't intoxicated and just wanted someone to
talk to.
July 24, found property a wallet, 60th Street
Beach.
July 24, reported runaway, 2700 Gulf Drive.
July 24, traffic violation, 6000 block of Holmes
Boulevard. Driver failed to come to a complete stop.
A passenger was arrested for having an outstanding
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July 24, excessive noise, 4700 Gulf Drive. A
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Anna Maria Elementary School shooting off black-
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July 24, traffic accident, assist Florida High-
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July 24, property found wallet, 6000 Marina
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July 25, excessive noise, 400 Clark Drive.
Caller said people were having a party and were
loud. When the officer arrived, lights in the house
were out and all was quiet. The officer yelled a
warning into the house.
July 25, loose dogs, 6900 Gulf Drive.
July 25, suspicious, 3100 block of North Drive.
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night before. He saw a figure in the bushes. A cryp-
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July 25, persons) attempting to catch sea gulls
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July 26, stolen boat, 5300 Gulf Drive.
July 26, loose dog on beach, 2700 Gulf Drive.
July 26, disturbance, 6400 block of Marina Drive.
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July 26, suspicious, 200 block of North Harbor


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July 27, cat locked in car, 100 block of 50th
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July 27, domestic, 5800 block of Holmes Bou-
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of them moving out.
July 28, person harassing a manatee, Bean
Point, Anna Maria. Neither the manatee or the sus-
pect were there upon the officer's arrival.
July 28, suspicious, 4500 Third Ave. The com-
plainant said someone was knocking on her door, but
she wasn't expecting anyone.
July 28, disturbance, 6800 Holmes Boulevard.
July 29, suspicious, 209 Bay Drive S. Caller
said she heard a female scream and then saw two
male subjects walk from the area of the Bradenton
Beach Fishing Pier. The officer was unable to locate
anyone.
July 29, service, Palm Harbor Drive. The resi-
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Grappling for lobster, burning rubber, heat waves


It's clean-off-the-desk time again, and I hope you
find these news items interesting.

PETA people strike again
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are
taking aim at the Lobster Zone. It seems there's a new
game that's becoming popular in seafood restaurants,
specifically a St. Petersburg Crabby Bill's. For $2 pa-
trons try to manipulate a claw to grab a lobster in a big
aquarium in the waiting area of the restaurant. If you
snatch a lobster, you can have it for dinner a $2
chance to win a $15-or-so meal.
But the folks with PETA find the game "disgust-
Sing" and are making plans to picket the restaurants for
the inhumane treatment of the Maine lobsters.
"They're making a game of an animal's suffering,"
a PETA national organizer said. "It's cruel and in poor
taste." There are plans to picket the restaurants if the
Lobster Zone games aren't removed.
A Crabby Bill representative countered with this:
"We're in the business of cutting fish and cooking
crabs. It's not a service for pacifists. The oysters are
alive when we shuck them you can hear them
scream. Just kidding. But really, the fresher the better."
Before you discount the PETA people, though,
you've gotta admit they have scored one victory. Po-
lice in Irvine, Calif., last week cited a restaurant for
animal cruelty for having a Lobster Zone game in its
lobby.
I had a run-in with a PETA representative several
years ago. I was coordinating tours of some nature ar-
eas near Mote Marine Laboratory, and during breaks


the volunteers and I would stroll through the aquarium.
I was pointing out some tarpon to one volunteer when
she asked what the little metal things were sticking out
of the backs of some small tarpon.
I explained that they were tags to allow scientists
to track the migratory habits of the silver kings, add-
ing that the little tarpon were obviously due to be re-
leased back into the wild soon.
"I don't like the fact that they're hurting the fish."
she said with a frown. "I think I'll have to call some-
body about this."
I opened my mouth to make a joke about "hurting
the fish" but then, in an uncharacteristic showing of
good sense, remembered that her volunteer application
revealed she was a member of PETA. I mumbled
something or other and sped away.
I wasn't anxious to find out the result, if any, of her
inquiry.

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ported sinking boat after the initial call. A Coast Guard
boat and helicopter and a Coast Guard Auxiliary air-
plane searched the area with negative results.
July 24, Search and rescue/assistance. Station
Cortez received a report of a vessel taking on water off
Longboat Key. A Coast Guard boat, Longboat Key
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July 27, Search and rescue/assistance. Station Cortez
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July 27, Boarding. Two recreational fishing boats
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July 27, Boarding. Another fishing boat was
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July 27, Boarding. Another fishing boat was boarded
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are blasting a tire manufacturer's plans to introduce
tires with red, blue or yellow tread, fearful the tires
will be used by gang members to mark their turf.
The sporty new BFGoodrich-brand tires, called
"Scorcher," hit the market this week. But the San Fran-
cisco city supervisor said the tires "may appeal to gangs
who will use the red and blue skid marks to mark their
turf and insult rival gangs."
It seems red and blue are the colors of the Bloods
and Crips, two Southern California gangs. Law en-
forcement officials are fearful that lawmakers will only
draw attention to the practice of leaving skid marks by
blasting the tires and therefore encourage the spin-out
practice, called "exhibitionist speeding" which, under
California law, is illegal.
By the way, a tire company representative has said
"the future of tires is colored tires." That comment
probably has something to do with the fact that they
cost $80 more than the plain old black ones, $200 ver-
sus $120.

It was so hot ...
You've probably been hearing about the heat
wave in the midwest. with temperatures in Iowa and
Nebraska topping out at levels much, much higher
than what we have here in the subtropical zone.
I talked to a friend who just got back from two
weeks-in Iowa and said temperatures near the pave-
ment at a car convention he was at hit 137 degrees.
Flying back, the captain announced it was 101 de-
grees at O'Hare airport, but Tampa was "only" 89.
My thermometer measured 89 one day last week.
too, and since it was 7 a.m. I guess it was worth not-
ing.
Even a dip in the Gulf isn't all that refreshing.
Gulf water temps have hovered at 89 degrees for the
past week or so, with bay temperatures at about 90.
In the northeastern U.S., they're calling the heat
and related lack of rain the worst drought in the past
30 years and the second-worst of the century. In fact,
one agriculturist said the ground up there is as dry as
it was during the Great Depression.
Remember to drink lots of water and avoid the heat
of the day if you're doing any yard work.
Oh, and pray for those afternoon thunderstorms.

Sandscript factoid
The Pacific Ocean's Marshall Islands were the site
of 67 nuclear test explosions from 1946 to 1964. Places
like Bikini Island were contaminated with radioactiv-
ity and placed off limits to people.
Now, though, the danger has cased and marine
life is flourishing. Thanks to a lack of fishing -
actually, there hasn't been any fishing to speak of at
all for more than about 50 years tuna and shark
populations have exploded there.
One researcher said there were so many sharks
that "you could almost step off the stern of the boat
and walk on top of them. Fifty years of isolation, in-
sulation and no commercial fishing has created
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Permit still strong, grouper fishing best in years


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Anglers continue to tear up the permit offshore,
while grouper fishing just keeps rolling along.
And you better get in your grouper fishing while
you can. It won't be long before the Gulf of Mexico
Federal Fishery Council ups the minimum size for
grouper from 20 to 24 inches.
The Council already has voted to do so but no time
has been set when it will take affect. It's probably go-
ing to happen Jan. 1.
In addition, the Council voted to limit commercial
taking of grouper.
Beginning Feb. 15, 2000, there will be a one-
month commercial closure in the Gulf.
Stock assessments indicate grouper would have
been overfished in two years if the Council hadn't
taken action.
Anna Maria City Pier reports nice catches of
mackerel, some snook and mangrove snapper.
Rod & Reel Pier is having the same action.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said the
wade fishermen are doing good with redfish on the flats
using shrimp. There are some snook available and trout
are also being caught on the flats. Grouper fishing 14
to 18 miles out has been good. Shrimp are starting to
come back following their summer spawn.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Zack
on the Dee-Jay II said he's still catching permit to 25
pounds, snapper to four pounds and large Spanish
mackerel. Inshore, snook are plentiful with redfish
coming right along.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the permit fish-
ing has been outstanding,'Wile some of the biggest mack-
erel in years have been plying waters just offshore. Man-
grove snapper are everywhere and flounder are on the
reefs. Offshore grouper fishing has been the best in years.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
mangrove snapper are biting at the Skyway Bridge reef
and trout are out in front in Terra Ceia Bay. Plenty of
mackerel and some cobia were caught this week.

Horseshoe winners
Winners in the July 28 horseshoe games were
George Landraitis of Cortez and Bill Starrett of Anna
Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper of Holmes
Beach and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
Winners in the July 31 games were Jane Kipp of
Bradenton and Starrett. Runners-up were Chris
McNamara and Ron Simpson, both of Holmes Beach.
The weekly contests get under way every
Wednesday and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria
City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.


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Tampa Bay Buccaneer All-Pro fullback Mike Alstott, left, and Buc tight end Dave Moore, middle, show off grouper
they caught with George Reuss, Capt. Glenn Corder and Capt. Chris Galati, sunglasses and big smile, aboard the
Indy Connection with Capt. Mark Brown at the helm. Alstott, Moore and defensive lineman Brad Culpepper were
filming a Fox-13 sports special while fishing with Galati. The "Under the Helmet" series by Fox is scheduled to run
on national television during the football season. Fox plans to air the series to show fans what NFL players like to
do in their spare time. Galati said Moore is an avidfishermen and Alstott is "as down to earth as he appears to be
- genuine." Islander Photo Courtesy: Capt. Mark Brown, Indy Connection


Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair said his
people caught speckled trout and reds in Terra Ceia
Bay and mackerel along the beaches.
Capt. Matt Denham caught red grouper to 15
pounds and limited out on them. He also brought home
mangrove snapper to five pounds.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend said he had a
fantastic week with catches of yellowtail and mangrove
snapper. He also got grouper to 18 pounds and gags to
10 in 60 to 90 feet of water. Mackerel to five pounds
and bonita to 15 are running hard. He also caught a
four-foot tiger shark in 75 feet of water.
Capt. Rick Gross has been nailing the permit,
snapper, mackerel, redfish and triggerfish.
Capt. Tom Chaya said his folks have been catch-
ing plenty of permit and mackerel and limiting out on
reds.
Capt. Mike Grieg said permit are thick and tarpon


are still around in enough numbers to target them.
Capt. Mark Bradow said he's been catching tar-
pon and expects to go after some more this week.
On Capt. Mike's Magic, anglers have been getting
permit to 20 pounds, reds to 10, snapper to 16 inches,
trout to 22 inches and mackerel to 30.
Better go out and get some gags while you can.


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Kudos for league field;
weekend starts early on
some golf greens
While Manatee County laments the sad shape of its
baseball and softball fields at G.T. Bray Park in
Bradenton, things are on the up and up at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Anna Maria Little Leaguers can look forward to
playing on a first-rate diamond next season.
Youth soccer players can expect a level playing
surface in the outfield when their season starts in Sep-
tember.
A new sprinkler system and irrigation well are in
place to keep new sod growing green and lush. Mana-
tee County laid 33 pallets of sod and soccer players
won't have to contend with gaping holes that plagued
them in the past.
We have BiltLowman to thank for the upgrade.
Lowman's Fishing the Islands Tournament raised
$10,000 for the improvements.
With the recent stellar showing by Anna Maria All-
Star teams in the north sub-District 16 tournament, a
"new field" for Anna Maria players is certain to lift
spirits and the level of play.
Here's an "Atta boy" for Lowman, the Center's
board chairman Andy Price and Director of Develop-
ment Scott Dell for pushing the idea through to fruition.

Snob appeal
Now for a dart aimed at the folks at Bardmoor
Country Club in the Largo-Seminole area of Pinellas
County.
A golfing friend invited me to play the once-pres-
tigious course that in the past has been the site of pro-
fessional golf tournaments.
Maybe that's why there was a certain snob factor in-
volved when we arrived for a Friday morning tee-off time.
My friend bought two American Cancer Society


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golf booklets that give players a break on green fees at
many of the Tampa Bay area's finest courses. In the
case of Bardmoor, green fees and cart were around $24
each for players with the booklet.
When we presented our golf booklets we were told
they would not be honored because Bardmoor consid-
ers Friday the weekend.
And as the booklet points out, said the green-be-
hind-the-ears young man in the pro shop, weekends are
out as far as the card is concerned and we would have
to pay a "summer rate" of $48 and change.
I asked him, "Since when is Friday considered in
the same breath as Saturday and Sunday. The book-
let says clubs won't honor the reduced rate on week-
ends and the last time I looked, Friday was a work
day." .
He said he was sorry, but Friday is considered the
weekend at Bardmoor.
I said, "Tell that to those people driving down the


highway to work this morning."
"OK. We'll knock off $10 each if you show us a
Florida driver's license."
"Mine's in my car, parked at my friend's house and
my friend still has a Wisconsin driver's license. Why
did we buy this booklet if you won't let us use it?"
"Sorry. You'll have to pay the $48."
"I drove here from Manatee County. Why didn't
someone mention this when I made the tee time?"
"Sorry."
"Yeah. Me too."
The club pro intervened and told the young man
to knock off $10. Still, it left a sour taste in our
mouths despite the lump of sugar tossed our way by
the club pro.
Bardmoor is out on our list of places to golf. Too
bad. It's quite a track.
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Bernard's strong back nine
clinches tourney
Keith Bernard played solid golf on the back nine
Sunday at Palma Sola Golf Club and won the weekly
Sunrise tournament by a stroke.
John VanOstenbridge gave himself a chance to
win with a birdie attempt on the last hole. However, his
30-footer slid to the right, a result of the wicked grain
that goes sharply left at No. 18.
Closest to the pin on the par threes were Mike
Manning and myself.
Six skins were collected. Bernard, Roy Hampton,
VanOstenbridge and Manning got one each and I got two.

Cure for the yips
Butch VanOstenbridge has come up with a way to
solve your putting woes, while making your yard carefree.
VanOstenbridge can install an artificial putting
green in your yard.
He uses a new type of plastic grass that's split at
the ends so the fake carpet has the feel of real grass
when you putt.
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NEW LISTING! 2BR/1BA. Rare find on
Anna Maria Island. Eat-in kitchen, one-car
garage and on a nice lot. Don't wait to make
offer. Harold Small 778-2246. $149,000.


ISLAND DUPLEX Excellent Holmes Beach
location and short walk to prime beach.
2BR/1BA each side with central heat and
air. Drive by 207 76th St. $175,000. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


BAYFRONT LOT Spectacular views of bay
from this bayfront lot centrally located between
the Manatee and Cortez bridges. Lot measures
65 by 100 feet Seawalled and ready for con-
struction. Offered at $215,000. Contact David
Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


PLAYA ENCANTADA 2BR/2BA unit, lo-
cated tennis court side of first-class
Gulffront complex with pool/spa, tennis and
on-site manager. Offered at $154,500. Call
Dave Moynihan 778-2246/778-7976 eves.


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REDUCED!
This north-end canalfront home is located on one
of the nicest streets in Anna Maria. Recently reno-
vated to include new kitchen, new plumbing, new
doors ,fresh paint and tile flooring throughout! 10-
by-31-foot screened porch overlooks natural ca-
nal with direct bay access. 2BR/2BA, perfect for
the couple starting out or winding down. This
neighborhood will allow for any future expansion.
Priced to sell at $229,000.

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


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9701 Gull Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
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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. 778-7978.

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

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

HEAD TOUR TEAM tennis bag, brand new. Large
interior section, one side section and two end pock-
ets $40. Call 748-6222.

NOKIA 2160i DIGITAL cell phone. Leather case,
chargers, extra battery, manuals, excellent condition!
Over $200. new, first $90.! Laura 749-6520 voice.

KING SIZE FOUR-POST pineapple bed. All pine-
colored wood. Retails at $1,200. Will sell for $300
OBO. 778-8209.



YARD SALE Saturday, August 7, 8am-1pm. Stereo,
wedding dress and wedding decorations, clothes,
rug, lamp shades and miscellaneous items. 8106
43rd Avenue W., Bradenton.

YARD SALE Saturday, August 7, 8am-4pm. House-
hold items, miscellaneous items, futon. Sunset Villas,
1001 Gulf Drive South, Bradenton Beach.

HUGE YARD SALE Saturday, August 7, 9am-5pm. Baby
items, tools, bike parts-exercise, wet to dry clothes, and
more. 3214 East Bay Drive, behind Island Rental Service.




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THE VIEWS LOOKING SOUTH towards Sarasota are
breathtaking. Elegant homes in guarded community on
Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the security, solitude and beauty of Tidy
Island. Excellent value. Townhouses priced from $169,900.
Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981. C34359
WATERFRONT
IF YOU UKE TO FISH, then you've just found your dream home. With
a spectacular bay view, you get a beautiful updated 38R/2.5B home on
1/2 +- acre on Terra Ceia. $177,500. Joanne Jenins 795-3838. R38013
EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY. Homesite on bay. Private
slip in protected boat basin. Good access to Gulf and Intacoastal.
$209,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marca o 792-9122- L36879
SPECTACULAR BAYFRONT custom-buit home on 3 +/- acres. Ex-
quisite design, custom woodwork, fireplace, den. English gardens,
pond, great privacy. For the discriminating buyer. $999,500. Kathy
Marcinko 792-9122 or Sandy Drapala 794-3354. R24084


MOVING SALE Saturday, August 7, 9am-Noon. Double
bed with linens, queen sleeper couch, ten-speed bikes,
Jon-boat, much more. 813 Jacaranda, 778-2251.

GARAGE SALE Saturday, August 7, 8am. Furniture,
clothes, toys, books, household items, bike and
more. 8313 Marina Drive, 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.

DOLPHIN DAYCARE AND Preschool. Openings for
all ages from 12 months old. Also, after school care.
Register now. 778-2967.


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


1982 HONDA MOPED. Two-speed, needs cosmet-
ics. $225 OBO. 749-4156.

1994 SNAPPY RED minivan, Plymouth Voyager.. Great
looks, great pick-up, great sound system. ABS, air bags,
compass, thermometer, trip display. Seats seven,
power driver's seat, reclining rear bucket seats. Well
maintained by nonsmokers. $8,500. 383-9158.

FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander, 778-7978.


CATALINA 22-FOOT SAILBOAT $3,800 OBO. 778-
2185 or 758-3113.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER present ...

WALK TO BEACH
Beautifully updated 3BR/
2BA home. Very spacious
greatroom plan with ex- 5
quisite use of hardwood
and ceramic tile flooring
throughout the home. Kitchen and baths have been redone
to reflect today's designer touches. Landscaped and fenced
for serene privacy and utmost beauty. Ground-level bonus
room and three-car parking too! Incomparably lovely and im-
maculately maintained. $209,000.
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PANORAMIC VIEW of Tampa Bay from this hexagon shaped
Anna Maria Island residence. This fantastic custom-built home
features a wrap-around porch, beach, fireplace and wood
floors. $469,000. Jeanette Rampone 747-3364 or e-mail:
Jraml207@aol.com. R38938
MAINLAND
1920s BUNGALOW. 3BR/2B, new kitchen, fenced backyard,
central A/C. Investors rents for $650. Near downtown.
$72,500. Sandy Harmon 729-3245. R39038
THIS FAMILY HOME STANDS OUT. Perfect for growing
needs, storybook playroom plus safe play equipment outside,
enclosed with privacy fence. Great location. $198,000. Jim
Sellars 798-3577. R38923
OVER 4,000 sq.ft. in this centrally located home. 4BR/3B,
plenty of storage. Extra large master suite with spacious walk-
in closet, nursery or office off master suite. $273,500. Debbi
Heagerty 215-1935. R36314


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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. Almost new swivel-mount
with side winder. Used with 18-ft. boat trailer $30.
748-6222.

18-FOOT, 2-INCH SEARAY. 175 Bowrider stern
drive inboard/outboard, less than forty hours,
stainless propeller, galvanized Shorelander trailer
with spare, AM/FM stereo, 100% Coast Guard-
equipped, $11,500. 778-3970.


BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full and part-time
servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach.

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

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

HELP! HELP! Mature people needed! Full and pan-time
servers and pancake flippers. Cafe on the beach. See
Dee or Darleen, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.



"WALK WITH ME..."
in paradise at




I can make your
island dreams come true.
ED OLIVEIRA
REALTOR
-- Sales & Rentals Since 1981
Office 7784800 Eves 778-1751
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Ann Harmon 941 778-6849 800 778-9599

FOR RENT


THE HARRISON HOME
6901 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
NOW PROUDLY MANAGED BY ANN HARMON
AT OLD FLORIDA REALTY COMPANY
Beautifully furnished 3BR/4BA home with private,
heated pool.This spacious home is located 150 feet
from a white, sandy beach. Enjoy the gazebo at
poolside or the sunsets from the decks overlooking the
lush, tropical landscaping surrounding the pool area.
This home offers all amenities and sleeps eight.
Available weekly and monthly. Call for availability.


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

ROTTEN RALPH'S IS finally hiring again. Here is a
chance to work at the Island's most-famous rotten
restaurant. Rotten hours, rotten pay. Apply in person
at Rotten Ralph's Waterfront Restaurant, 902 S. Bay
Blvd., Anna Maria.

RESPONSIBLE BABYSITTER willing to babysit ages
one and up. Call Par at 779-1767.

RESPONSIBLE CAREGIVER for 10-year old and 7-
year old. After school, my home. 778-4249.

WANTED 29 people wanted to get paid $$$ for the
pounds or inches you will lose in the next 30 days. All
natural, guaranteed. Call Bill at 888-612-5453.

MARINA BAY RESTAURANT. Wanted wait staff,
evenings. Flexible work schedules. Call 778-7133.
Jose or Guy.

GENERAL OFFICE HELP wanted. Full or part-time,
bookkeeping and computer knowledge helpful. Buc-
caneer Inn, 383-5565.

SERVERS, BARTENDERS AND hostess/host
wanted. Full or part-time. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.

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.



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




778-4800







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









AFFORDABLE FAMILY HOHE
This spacious 4BR/3BA family home offers soaring
vaulted ceilings with fans and recessed lighting, a
handsome slate wood-burning fireplace, an all white
kitchen with breakfast bar and handy pass-thru to
screened lanai, oversize tub in master bath, sunny
deck and above-ground swimming pool, plus fully
fenced back yard with citrus trees and roses. Other
amenities include built-in bookcases, practical and
pretty white vinyl siding, ceramic tile floors and storm
awnings. Short walk to beach! Priced at $289,000.
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KIDS SEEKING summer jobs: Advertise here free.
Up to 21 words free for kids under 16. Three-week
maximum. Information: 778-7978.

BABYSITTING DAY OR night. Very responsible
teen, experienced. Call Kenny, 778-9610.


MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
778-3222.

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

BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200.
Adoption, corporations, modifications, power of
attorney, name change. Suncoast Paralegal Ser-
vices 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 exte-
riors, windows, roofs, gutters, driveways and
decks. Call 778-0944.


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


HOUSE CLEANING TEAM honest, reliable, profes-
sional. Free estimates. Call Maureen, 778-5717.

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

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

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

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS through residential cleaning.
Neurotic attention to detail. Homes, condos, apart-
ments, any cleaning required. References, insur-
ance. Jony, 798-3139.

SHOP FOR YOU or with you. Groceries, clothing,
etc. 778-3390.

GET ORGANIZED, get Linda. Papers, closets, ga-
rages, etc. 778-9722, beeper 215-5956.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER CLEANING honest fast and
reliable. Island resident, many references. $15 hour,
two-hour minimum. Please page Linda, 215-5956.


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

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


Clearly the quality choice
CAROLYN PATRICK ROBERT ST. JEAN
WATERFRONT SPECIALIST INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
778-0700 office 794-0007 office
941-331-9201 home 941-794-8059 home
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Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Lans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals


Carol S. Heinze
REALTORW/CRS
778-5059


DIRECT ACCESS to Gulf and
bay from this canalfront lot.
Close to library and shopping.
$135,000. IB33995.
DUPLEX IN BRADENTON
BEACH. 2BR/1BA on each
side, tucked into quiet area
close to Gulf beaches. Asking
$235,000. Call Carol Heinze or
Karin Stephen. 1B36091.


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VACATION RENTALS


ON THE WEB

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or call Bob Lohse at

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND DUPLEX Elevated with plenty of
storage, living and parking space. Excellent condition.
Just a minute from the pier and beach. Great year-round
rental potential. Karen Lohse, Realtor. 751-1155. IB39273
SINGLE FAMILY HOME. Anna Maria Island. Elevated
3BR/2BA home with "legal" ground-floor living area.
Lots and lots of potential. Needs some cosmetics ...
very sound structurally. Located on the "tip of Anna
Maria" near beach and pier. Exceptional price
$189,000. Karen Lohse, Realtor. 751-1155. IB36254


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KEY WEST-STYLE HOME Karin Stephan
3BR/3BA on deep-water canal with 92S-9OOt
boat dock. Excellent location Eves: 388-1267
across from bay. Two story. Two-
car garage. Light and bright Island home in move-in
condition. Tropical island atmosphere. View down
canal from two wooden decks. $369,000.


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Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
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Established in 1983
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SQuality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall* Tile Doors Screens Etc ...


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Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work a! 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 filternator Service
Des. Auto Marine
Diesel, Foreign and Domestic
NEW LOCATION! 3001 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach 778-0818


"The Girls"
-f55 Residential Cleaning:
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Available! 778-1924


leaning 739-7951
SOnnectton Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Residential, Office & Specialty Services
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SINCE
1982
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FULL-SERVICE AIR CONDITIONING and PLUMBING
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Most Cars: 895*
*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior and
Armor-All throughout. 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. Convenient and necessary
to protect and preserve your investment.




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THE AREA'S # I MOBILE DETAILER
All carstrucks persono!yi se 'v ed by e -t "


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.

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.


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.

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.
S3,300 to S3.900 month, 778-0990.

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

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
canalfront. S1600 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, $1,075 per
month, security and last, no pets! 1-800-894-1950.

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

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.

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 RENTAL: Bayou Condos, 2nd floor units.
2BR/1BA, unfumished, nice quiet location. No children
under 16 and no pets. $700 month and $650 month,
first, last, security. Anna Maria Realty 778-2259.

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.


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Get organized: Home or Office
Affordable Confidential
Call me ... you need me ...
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213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12

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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.

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.

2BR DUPLEX near Community Center in Anna
Maria. Private backyard with deck. Annual lease
$700, no pets. 792-8817.

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

BRADENTON BEACH 2BR/2BA clean, quiet, el-
evated duplex. Central air, washer/dryer, dishwasher,
wall-to-wall r~rpet. No pets. $695 month. 778-4625.

RENTAL WANTED. Established remodeling contrac-
tor, 5-year Island resident, looking for 1 or 2BR
'house, duplex, etc. Will consider fixer-upper for rea-
sonable rent and long-term lease. Nonsmoker, no
kids no pets. 779-2294.

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT vacation apartments. Two or
three bedrooms, magnificent views, lovely fumished inte-
rior, sundecks, porch, private owner. No pets, 778-3143.

SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. Annual, $900 per month plus
assurity security. Available now. 792-2779.

ANNUAL PARTIALLY FURNISHED 3 or4BR/2.5BA home.
Deep-water dock on bay. Long-term possible. Bradenton
Beach. $1,300 month. 779-1188 or 888-695-8749.


CANALFRONT BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA fireplace, work-
room, garage, lush. Tropical screened pool and lanai,
boat dock, walk to shops and beach. 778-6177.
RUNAWAY BAY 1BR/1BA, first floor turnkey, great
exercise room, tennis, pool, saunas, good location.
Invest or enjoy living, 778-3040 or 753-7733.


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

BAYFRONT ESTATE $715,000. Four units located di-
rectly on bay/intracoastal steps to Gulf beaches. Cathe-
dral ceilings, fireplace, wood floors, Jacuzzi and boat
docks. Great for investor or family estate! 3BR/2BA
house, 2BR/2BA house and two 1BR apartments. Call
Deborah Thrasher or John Hines, Wedebrock Real
Estate Company 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

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

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.

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.
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.

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. 8, 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.


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and paid in advance or mailed to our office in the Island Shopping Center. 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.
We are located next to Chez Andre. Hours: 9 to 5, Monday Friday, (Saturday 10 to 2 usually).
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BEST PROPERTIES ON THE ISLAND
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"Professional Excellence"
Residential-Commercial Interior & Exterior
Serving the Islands since 1969. 778-5594 After 5 Call
Licensed and Insured 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.

RICK BOYCE CONSTRUCTION
From the smallest repairs to major overhaul ...
I do it all and you SAVE.
778-5075 798-0078 PAGER
20-years Island experience Insured Lic.# CGC038546


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Interior/Exterior Commercial & New Construction
Insured Free Estimates
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Custom Wall Finishing Interior/Exterior
25 Yrs Experience Cell 650-7871 Eves 778-9506


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OFFER ULTIMATE PROTECTION AGAINST
Hurricanes High Winds
Theft & Vandalism


CUSTOM MANUFACTURED ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND *
Ron Kilner 778-5193 or Rick Weaver 778-1610
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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 system. So much
more. $17,000, over 55. 778-3709.

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY and Sunday, August 7
and 8, 2-5pm. New listing! 635 Dundee Lane. Key
Royale canalfront home on cul-de-sac, one house
from Bimini Bay. Major interior renovation has been
done in the past eight months. Two or three bed-
rooms plus den, two baths, large two-car garage.
New 16,000-lb. boat lift with new dock. Very open
floor plan. Water views from every room. Selling due
to relocation. Broker participation welcomed.
$294,500. 778-3867.

BY OWNER very nice Holmes Beach duplex on
double lot. Plenty of room for additions, pool, etc. 100
yards to beautiful beach. Great rental income! Will
consider lease option. $199,000. Frank 761-9259.





Rare Opportunity

NORTH SHORE DRIVE
CANALFRONT DUPLEX.
Lake La Vista, each spacious unit has
deck with dock, Mexican tile floors, ga-
rage. Steps to the Island's nicest beach.
Prime Anna Maria location. $349,000.


BEAUTIFUL KEY ROYALE home. Least expensive
3BR/2BA house on Anna Maria. 1400 square feet, one-
car garage, large yard, boat slip available. Hurry! Won't
last long at $174,900. 606 Ambassador, 761-9259.

CONDOS FOR SALE. Villa, 2BR/2BA, garage, 504
Woodstork Circle $139,000. Call the Perico Bay Club
specialist for all listings today, Marilyn Trevethan,
Island Real Estate 778-6060.

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.

ARTIST'S PARADISE. Gulf beach 60 seconds away;
spectacular bay sunrises 60 seconds away. Flowers
everywhere on inside. New roof, new refrigerator in-
cluded. Fully-furnished and equipped including latest
TV saucer. Immerse yourself with beauty at
Bradenton Beach. Trailer home $17,000. 778-3709.



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r Property Management


MARIANNE LISA SALLY
... we're not the best because we're the biggest,
we're the biggest because we're the best ...
Mike 778-6696
Norman 1-800-367-1617
Realty- inc. 3101 Gulf Drive
ealty inc. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
www.mikenormanrealty.com e-mail: mnorman@gate.net


SISLANDERI


OUpdUl Y "The best news."


2BR/2BA TENNIS, POOL, elevator to 2nd floor. Ex-
cellent location, three miles to beach. Heron Harbour,
by owner $68,500. 795-5072.

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.

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


Why wait weeks for loan approval?
We can give you an Approval in Minutes!
Linda & Ted Davis, serving Anna Maria Island
and the State of Florida with more than 35 years
of combined experience.
Compare our Low Rates and Fees.
Call today. (941) 779-2113 or (800) 226-3351
Licensed Mortgage Brokerage Business


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


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


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


WATERFRONT
HOMES:

60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
525 68th Street ................. $339,900
703 South Bay Blvd ............ $319,900


KEY ROYALE
WATERFRONT HOMES:


726 Key Royale Dr.............. $649,000
I 613 Ivanhoe La............. $675,000
621 Foxworth Lane.............. $329,900

Wendy Foldes
Broker/Salesperson WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:

6700 Gulf Dr .............. $339,000
Mariners Cove .................. $234,500
Rich Freeman 110 12th St South ............. $139,900
Richard Freeman
Realtor


Alan (alletto


HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
415 SPRING: The Clay House is back on the market and this
time the owner is very serious about selling. The Clay House is
a 3BR/2BA with a single carport and sits on one and one-half
lots measuring 78 X 145. Built in 1910 (see above photo), 1954
and 1994. Asking 1997 price of $219,000.

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


ANNA MARIA
ISLAND


SuiCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.







Mary Ann Schmidt Helen White
Eves. 778-4931 Eves. 778-6956

KEY ROYALE WATERFRONT
4BR/3BA home on deep-water canal with 55-foot
private dock. Master suite, vaulted ceilings, walk-in
closets, 4-car garage. Pool and tennis. $549,000.
ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water ca-
nal, large lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
view and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two
pools. $178,500.
SAILBOAT WATER
3BR/2BA family home. Large sunny family
room. Ceramic tile and terrazzo. Private dock,
playhouse. $229,000.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, convenient to
everything. Pool and dubhouse. Close to golf $59,900.
SUNCOAST RENTALS
ANNUAL
6407 Gulf Dr. 2BR/1BA $700
727 Jacaranda -3BR/2BA S1,800
2104 Ave. B IBR/IBA -$600
Sunbow Bay- 5BR townhouse- S1,500
SEASONAL
Island Soppi Condos and Homes.
julie Gilstrap Weekly/monthly
LTG, GRI from 5700 to S1,500 month
Property Manager
779-0202 1(800)7326434


M,, Sihioast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 0 5402 MAarina Drive
Holmes Beach. Fio-:da 34277 v,',..is~ncostmc.com


Rebecca Samler
Realtor


Chris Shaw
Realtor


Bob Smith
Realtor


ISLAND HOMES:

254 Gladiolus ................ $335,000
208 75th St ................. $299,000
203 76th St ................. $219,900
6805 Holmes Blvd......... $199,900
2409 Avenue A (lot) ...... $199,000

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:


2302 Gulf Dr .............. $569,000
101 25th St .................. $549,000
107 75th St .................. $499,000
2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
203 76th St ................. $219,900


MAINLAND:

1021 99th St NW ....... $349,000
504 Woodstork Circle .... $139,900
276 Sherwood Drive ............. $69,900

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES
304 Pine Ave ................ $224,000
310 Pine Ave ................ $299,900
5704 Marina Drive ........ $479,000


WE ALSO


HAVE

RENTALS

SEASONAL

*ANNUAL

PROPERTY
MANAGEMENT

in Call for details!


224 OAK AVENUE
Waterfront 3BR/3BA Elevated Home
Open greatroom with fireplace and oak floors. Master suite has
his-and-hers walk-in closets, whirlpool tub with separate shower.
Screened deck overlooks the boat ramp. No bridges. 2,100 sq. ft. of
air-conditioned space. Asking $359,900. Please call 795-7805.


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


Tom Nelson
Realtor


r Since
1957
MARIE U c REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN RE A LTY BROKER
*We ARE the Island.'
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


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


BAYFRONT CONDO WESTBAY POINT AND
MOORINGS. Wonderful views of bay and Intracoastal
from this 2BR/2BA second floor unit. Extended living
room, new tile and carpet, furniture included. Heated
pool and tennis. $189,900. Call Zee Catanese 794-
8991 eves.


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

BRADENTON
CAPETOWN VILLAGE. Stunning two-story 3BR/
2.5BA home on a nicely treed lot. Features include
ceramic tile throughout the first floor, family room,
screened porch, deck, two-car garage. Can be pur-
chased turnkey furnished. $169,900. Call Zee
Catanese 794-8991 eves.
CANALFRONT. 3BR/2.5BA home on deep-water ca-
nal with no bridges to Intracoastal. In-ground pool
with cage and paver decking, two car garage, Mexi-
can tile floors, Florida room. $259,000. Call Marion
Ragni 761-1415 eves.


REALTORS


5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach. FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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No. 0725
MIRROR MIRROR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 112 113 14 IS 16 17 18

BY CHARLES M. DEBER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ 9 1 I I 20 1 E I 1 2


ACROSS
1 It "passeth all
understandingg:
Philippians
6 Mark for life
10 Moselle
tributary
14 Shore souvenir
19 Dumas
swordsman
20 One of
Chekhov's three
sisters
21 Fiend of dreams
22 Home of
Creighton
University
23 Nixon's first
Commerce
Secretary
Maurice -
24 Garrof "Close
Encounters"
25 Microfilm unit
26 Odd-toed
ungulate
27 DRAB
29 DESSERTS
31 CBS News's
America"
32 Prefix with
political
34 Baby talk
"words"
35 Baseball
Hall-of-Famer
Duke
38 PAN
41 I. M. Pei's alma
mater


44 Feted with
alcohol
45 MADE
47 Advertising sign
48 Thai title
49 Quantities:
Abbr.
50 God: Sp.
51 Hounding
group, often
53 U.K. honour
54 PAWS
57 Smoked
delicacies
58 SUNG
60 Perch
61 Speculate
62 Kind of cycle
63 Twit
64 More
Machiavellian
65 Like some
rebates
67 Perfume
68 Small songbirds
71 Journalist's idea
72 OMEN
74 Overly
75 Metallic mirror
77 Vacation
location
78 Dynasty of
Confucius and
Lao-tzu
79 SLIPUP
80 Simplicity
81 Smokejumper's
need
83 WETS
84 "Guinness
Book" suffix
85 STOOL
87 Squashes


88 Assist, in a way
89 Needlefish
90 Like the Beatles
in "Help!"
92 LIAR
97 REVILED
102 Newbies
103 E or G, e.g.
104 Abbr. on a
mountain sign
105 Cliff hangar?
106 Japanese
cartoon art
107 Hidden valley
108 Big Island bash
109 U.S. notable
110 Strained
111 Get smart with
112 Revenuers
113 Lispers'dread
DOWN
1 Overtake
2 Words to a
traitor
3 Starbuck's
superior
4 Admits
5 Tried
6 voce
7 Rated G, so to
speak
8 Cultural intro
9 Parjanya, in
Hindu myth
10 Somewhat
11 Ending with
golden or teen
12 Sphere of study
13 Very devout
14 OPRAH
15 Actors Epps and
Gooding


16 Valley of
vintages
17 Stylish
18 Carol start
28 According to
30 High times
33 Charlotte-to-
Raleigh dir.
35 Overload
36 Halos
37 DNA
38 Alternative to
plastic
39 Turmoil
40 "What thou--
write":
Revelation
41 MINED
42 Motivate
43 Cafe cup
45 Solution's
strength
46 Large mythical
birds
48 Flatmate
50 "Max--
Returns" (1983
film)
51 Bullfight
attendants
52 Bloom of
"Limelight"
54 1973 EltonJohn
hit
55 Winches
56 Put up
59 Put off guard
61 Reflect badly?
63 Prickly-leafed
plant
64 Said, old-style
65 Tricky billiards
shot


66 Is in
67 "The French
Connection"
highlight
68 Rush-hour
subway rarity
69 Went after
70 Hot items for
colds
72 Materials for
venetians
73 TRAMS


76 Twins share
them
78 Hens
81 Fin. adviser
82 Actress's cameo
role, perhaps
83 What some
fabrics resist
85 Cast down
86 Nash and others
87 Classic LeMans
series car


88 "Oh, give me

90 Leading
91 Word on the
Great Seal
92 Hommed'-
(statesman)
93 Talkative
starling
94 Grand finale?
95 "Germinal"
author


96 Summers in la
cite
98 It may be found
with a
magnifying
glass
99 81-Down's
recommenda-
tions
100 Have pheasant
under glass, say
101 Three are a
match


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