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FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE SEPTEMBER 15, 1999


ISLANDER


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Got your ducks in a row? Are you ready for Hurricane Floyd, Gert, and beyond?
These birds' worries may be limited to crossing Pine Avenue as Islanders' concerns focus on Hurricane Floyd, roughly the size of the Gulf of Mexico, bearing down on
Florida's east coast from the Atlantic. At presstime, a possible level-two evacuation of mobile home parks and persons with special needs was avoided as forecasters
and local emergency operations personnel agreed on Floyd's predicted turn to the north. Floyd was approximately 200 miles east-southeast of Palm Beach Tuesday
afternoon with Hurricane Gert following 2,000 miles away from Florida in the Atlantic. Islander Photo: Edna Tiemann


Police arrest burglary, sexual assault suspect


by David Futch
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach police culminated a two-month,
intensive investigation into two cases of burglary and
sexual assault with the arrest of James T. Straitwell.
Straitwell, 29, of 916A 60th Ave. Terrace W,
Bradenton, was arrested with assistance from the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office Tuesday, Sept. 14,
at Bentley's Lui .:.e in DeSoto Square Mall where
he was working.
He is charged with two counts of burglary to an
occupied dwelling, sexual battery on a person under 12


years old, sexual battery on a 14-year-old girl and con-
spiracy to commit murder, based on threats made
against the victims.
Straitwell will be held without bond. Sexual battery
on a person under 12 is a capital crime.
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine said
Straitwell has no prior arrests. "Could be, he's never
been caught. He's pretty slick and we considered
him dangerous."
In the first incident, occurring July 9 in the 7100
block of Gulf Drive, police allege Straitwell took the
mother's purse, then assaulted a 14-year-old female.


The purse was found in Bradenton.
The second incident occurred Aug. 7 at 5610
Gulf Drive. Again the suspect took the mother's
purse, then assaulted a 9-year-old female. This time
the purse, minus cash, was discarded on the ground
floor of the building.
In both cases Straitwell allegedly entered the
beachfront rental units occupied by visiting families
through unlocked sliding-glass doors.
Romine said Straitwell was arrested after police
received a tip as a result of the composite drawing
published Sept. 1.


Non-election in Bradenton Beach? Stay tuned


With just a few days left to qualify for three city
commission seats and the mayor's position in
Bradenton Beach, there are lone or no candidates for
four vacant posts.
Electrical Service and Maintenance owner Herb
Dolan, a city commissioner from 1980-1984 and 1990-
1994. said he's been considering a run for ma or.
"I honestly thought about it. if no one else goes
against Gail. I've hoped somebody would sneak in and
I plan to check today [Tuesda ]." Dohn said. "Then I


say to myself, can I handle the job, you've got to de-
vote time to it."
Dolan said he'd pick up filing papers and then de-
cide.
City Commissioner Gail Cole was the only candi-
date as of Tuesday to ,eek the mayor's seat. Mayor
Connie Dre>cher has said ,he will not see re-election.
Ward I has only incumbent Bill Arnold seeking
another term in office at press time. Ward 2. Cole',
former district. has Dawin Baker seeking election. Ward


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fiM PAGE 2 K SEPTEMBER 15, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


BUDGETS, ISLAND STYLE



Anna Maria poised to adopt as-is budget


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
After belaboring items in the 1999-00 budget,
Anna Maria city commissioners took the first step to-
ward putting the long-drawn-out budget process to rest.
Officials gave first approval to a $1.65 million dol-
lar budget for the city at a public hearing.
The final public hearing on the budget is sched-
uled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21. It will take effect
Oct. 1. The total figure for 1999-00 is down from
$1.9 million for the current fiscal year, a decrease of
about 9 percent.
Anna Maria taxpayers will pay the same fistful
of dollars to the city for property taxes as the current
year, but the city will receive more money -
$539,468 up from $516,730 due to increased
property values.
But it won't be enough to keep the city from dip-
ping into reserves. It plans to transfer $41,312 from
reserves to meet its $1,651,138 budget.
Commissioners opted to keep the millage rate at
2.0, slightly more than the roll-back rate of 1.9157. Last
year the millage rate was raised to 2.0, up from 1.70 the
previous year.
The roll-back rate, last year's rate adjusted for in-


flation and other factors, would have generated the city
the same property tax income as the current year and
resulted in a savings to taxpayers of slightly more than
4 percent.
For a property owner with a home valued at
$100,000, and taking advantage of the $25,000 home-
stead exemption, Anna Maria property taxes will be
$150 next year.
The millage rate is a formula for determining the
amount each property owner will pay to the city for its
share of taxes. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed
property less homestead exemption, if applicable.
The income side of the budget is not a total pic-
ture of what the city anticipates in revenue. Rent for
the city pier is anticipated to increase this year from
$28,500 to $60,000 for 1999-00, but the lease has not
been approved. Commissioners also anticipate re-
ceiving 6 percent of restaurant sales over the base
rent of $5,000 per month approximately $30,000
in additional income. The city plans to earmark "pier
money" for future land purchases instead of absorb-
ing it into the general fund.
Already $80,000 is set aside under a debt service
category for the same purpose. One resident asked that
the fund be titled something other than debt service,


which implies the city is paying off a loan.
The biggest non-recurring expense is for the reno-
vation of the city pier. Last September the commission
applied for a federal matching funds grant to restore the
city pier, earmarking $100,000 for its share. Estimated
costs for the total project exceeded $800,000 and com-
missioners have not determined if they will proceed.
The current year's budget allocated $72,000 to
renovate city hall and build a new public works shed
for equipment storage. These plans were nixed and the
funds were diverted to pier renovation.
Much of the cost of the city's $ 100,000 share to
restore the pier results in less dollars for other infra-
structure.
The proposed public works department budget is
trimmed considerably from the current year because
there are no large-scale capital improvement
projects. The amount of $341,500 was allocated to
capital improvements this budget year, while noth-
ing is proposed for 1999-00.
Of the $138,000 budgeted for construction, main-
tenance and improvements, $35,000 will be allocated
to create parking spaces around the perimeter of the
PLEASE SEE BUDGET, NEXT PAGE


Bradenton Beach budget tentatively approved


By Paul Roat
With a lone question from one resident, Bradenton
Beach officials have moved forward toward adopting a
$1.834 million budget for the next fiscal year. Final ap-
proval of the budget will take place Sept. 23.
The 1999-00 budget raises property taxes by 1.6 per-
cent above the current rate, 2.5925 from 2.5508 mills. A
mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of property,
less any exemptions. However, the property tax rate is 6.1
percent higher than last year's "roll-back" rate of 2.4425,
the amount of money needed to produce the same revenue
from property taxes.
For a property owner with a home valued at $100,000,
and taking advantage of the $25,000 homestead exemp-
tion, that means Bradenton Beach property taxes will be
$194 next year, up $3 from this year's tax hit.
David Hendrickson was the only resident to speak
during last week's public hearing. He wondered what the
budget listing "profession services" meant in most depart-
mental budgets. That category is used for engineers, attor-
neys, planners, surveys, architects or other professionals
the city uses for specific projects, he was told.
Property taxes within the city generate $412,094 of
the overall income to the city. The rest of the funds come
from taxes, fees and other income.
Highlights of the next year's budget include


$276,587 for administrative matters, including the clerk's
office, the mayor and commission expenses and salaries,
and the bulk of the city's attorney fees. The current admin-
istrative budget is $368,289.
The police budget for next year is $527,147, includ-
ing salaries for 10 officers and one administrative assis-
tant. The current police budget is $503,562. However, the
police budget is offset by $79,019 paid the city by Mana-
tee County Sheriffs Office for Coquina Beach patrols.
SAnother item within the police arena is $1,270,747 for
improvements to the building and grounds at the police
station, with funds coming from the just-ended five-year
run of a local one-cent sales tax. One percent of the tax
was earmarked for infrastructure spending for Manatee
County municipalities.
Emergency Operations is budgeted for $6,000 for
next year, up from the current $5,000. The category is used
for overtime, travel and miscellaneous expenses in the
event of a storm or other natural disaster.
Planning and Development's budget for 1999-00 is
$132,417, up from the current $124,781. The bulk of the
budget is projected to be generated by fees and permits
charged by the building official and the city's code en-
forcement officer.
Streets and Roads has a $235,734 budget for next
year, up from the current $209,321. This budget reflects


the hiring of an additional employee to maintain city parks
and city buildings.
Community Redevelopment Agency budget for next
year is $67,255, up from the current $58,983. This is the
fund that is paid through improvements made in the city's
historic old-town district, and pays for two part-time em-
ployees and miscellaneous expenses.
Capital projects for next year will cost an estimated
$59,000, down from $81,700 for this year. A highlight of
the capital projects for next year is replacement of city pier
pilings, with the funds for that work generated from the
pier franchise payments. Those payments are estimated to
total $122,260 next year, up from the current revenue of
$75,280. Revenue from the pier may be used only for pier
improvements.
Sanitation charges for next year are $241,150, up
from $225,598. The budget includes salaries for trash
collection employees, street sweeping, recycling costs and
miscellaneous expenses. The sanitation budget is paid
through the city's garbage fees.
Tingley Memorial Library is budgeted for $39,006
next year, up from $38,678 currently. This budget is de-
rived from investment income from a bequest several
years ago that created the library.
Final public hearing and approval of the budget is 7
p.m. Sept. 23 in city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.


Budget breezes through first hearing in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
It was smooth sailing at the first public hearing for
the Holmes Beach 1999-00 budget last week.
Commissioners first approved the millage rate of
2.25, the same as the current rate. The rate is a 4.35
percent increase over the rollback rate, which will pro-
vide the city with an additional $47,287.
For the city's taxpayers this means that a resident
with a home valued at $100,000 and a homestead ex-
emption of $25,000 would pay $168.75 to the city in
property taxes.
The total budget of $4,027.249 is a drop of more
than $2 million from last year's budget due to the loss
of infrastructure sales tax income. The total figure in-
cludes reserves and carryovers. The actual operating
portion of the budget is $2.827.249.
The mayor and commission budget of S83.856 re-
flects a reduction of $72.750 from the current fiscal
year due to reductions in the contingency fund and
contributions the city makes to non-profit, community
organizations.
Contributions include Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, $22,000; Mote Marine, S500; Anna Maria
Island Historical Society. $500: Friends of the Island


Library, $500; START (red tide research), $2,500;
Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Tourist In-
formation Center, $500; Keep Manatee Beautiful,
$500; Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, $750; Anna
Maria Island Art League, $500.
The general government budget showed a large
drop in funding from $1,058,455.10 to $363,999 a
result of eliminating new city hall furnishings and re-
lated expenses, completed last year.
The police budget showed an increase from
$1,029,743 to $1,090,767. The additional funds will be
used to purchase two vehicles, three laptop computers
and two 800-MHz radios. The police budget also in-
cludes S10,000 of revenue from Manatee County for
patrolling Manatee County Public Beach.
The public works budget showed a drop from
51.091.240 to S971,255 due to lower costs for insur-
ance. roads and drainage, beautification. infrastructure
and capital improvements.
This budget includes a S20,000 request from the
Parks and Beautification Advisory Board for bus stop
improvements. business awards, bike-lane beautifica-
tion. city hall park irrigation, city welcome signs,
adopt-a-spot irrigation and plant purchases.
The request is in addition to S38.000 in the beau-


tification fund allocated for the Gateway to Holmes
Beach. This project will beautify the area from the
Anna Maria Island Bridge to the traffic light at Mana-
tee Avenue and East Bay Drive.
The public works department budget also includes
major projects such as the city's portion of the National
Pollution Discharge Elimination System (a federal re-
quirement), general engineering, paving and resurfac-
ing roads, repairing sidewalks, maintaining seawall
caps, repairing and maintaining canal ends, drainage
pipes and catch basins and removing exotic trees, fund-
ing the city's portion of the Grassy Point project, refur-
bishing bunkers and replacing a tractor.
The overall budget includes a proposal to pay off
the 51.216.593 debt service on city hall ($1,161,449
principle and S55,144 interest), S22,000 in mitigation
grant funds from Manatee County, $40,000 in grant
funds from the Hagen Trust and 5255.372 for dredging
Bimini Bay and replacing channel markers.
However. City Treasurer Rick Ashley noted, "One
last time before we pay the loan off, I'm trying to get
a legal opinion just to make sure we are making the
right decision."
The second public hearing on the budget will be at
7 p.m. Sept. 21.





ANDER BYSTANDER U SEPTEMBER 15, 1999 N PAGE 3 KM

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Let there be lights
Publix Supermarket in Holmes Beach sports five new
street lights along East Bay Drive that are a gift to
the city valued at more than $15,000. The lights were
installed at the request of the city commission as part
of its plan to beautify and tie the city together with
matching street lights. Publix also granted a two-
foot-wide easement to the city for maintenance
purposes. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland


Budget in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2
Anna Maria Island Community Center. The remainder
will be used for sidewalk, equipment, stormwater and
bridge maintenance.
The general government portion of the budget is
$107,603, down slightly from the current figure of
$113,599. The city budgeted $26,000 for legal services
as compared to $30,000 in the current year.
The city will spend $332,818 for public safety, up
from $323,749 the current year.
Except for newly hired employees, workers were
given a 5 percent pay increase. The current year's sala-
ries and related expenses will increase slightly from
$309,219 to $320,948.
A suggestion was also made for the city to set sal-
ary guidelines for its employees.
Contributions totaling $22,000 to non-profit orga-
nizations include Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter, $16,000; World of Work, $4,000; Anna Maria Is-
land Historical Society, $50; Anna Maria Art League,
$500; Keep Manatee Beautiful, $500; Mote Marine
Laboratory, $500.
The budget process drew participation from resi-
dents who suggested that in the future the city provide
documentation for the current year's budget alongside
its proposed budget figures.
A grant with $439,300 remaining from $500,000
will be carried over from the current year for drainage
and sidewalk improvements.


Phone book
recycling in
Holmes Beach
New telephone directories are being deliv-
ered this week. Old phone books may be re-
cycled in a dumpster earmarked for this pur-
pose beginning this week. The phone book-
only dumpster will be in place for a month in
the area of the former Holmes Beach city hall.


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Anna Maria City
9/21, 7 p.m., Commission final budget
hearing.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.
Bradenton Beach
9/16, 10 a.m., Commission work session
on Time Warner franchise agreement.
9/16, 1 p.m., Commission meeting.
Agenda
Bradenton Beach, Sept. 16, 1 p.m., city
commission meeting. Agenda: first reading
and public hearing on dishonored check ser-
vice fee ordinance, "Celebrate 2000" Dec. 4
Islandwide parade presentation, defibrillator
request by police, police department job de-
scription review, city safety manual discus-
sion, GTE maintenance coverage discus-
sion, sexual harassment and equal opportu-
nity employment resolution discussion, spe-
cial event request for fireworks, local miti-
gation strategy resolution discussion,
Tingley Memorial Library re-investment
application approval, consent agenda and
public comment.
9/21, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment.
9/23, 7 p.m., Commission final
budget hearing.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf
Drive N., 778-1005.
Holmes Beach
9/21, 7 p.m., Commission final budget
hearing.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina
Drive, 708-5800.
Of Interest
9/20, 3 p.m., Island Transportation
Planning Organization, Holmes Beach
City Hall.


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Russian rocket light show surprises Cortezian


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
Alcee Taylor has seen a lot of things in his 76
years, but never anything like what he saw screaming
across the sky before sunrise last week.
He had just settled with his coffee on the second-
floor patio of his Cortez home around 5 a.m. Sept. 7
when a blinding light to the west caught his attention.
"I was looking south and looked out over the Gulf
and saw a bright light and it was a streaking across the
sky and I mean it was bright," Taylor said. "I thought
it was that plane that pulls that banner with advertise-
ments on it and they had it lit up."
That didn't make much sense so Taylor figured it
must be another plane.
"I looked down toward the lights at Sarasota Air-
port and expected a plane to land and it didn't. It just
kept going," he said. "It lasted a minute, or maybe a
couple of minutes, until clouds to the south covered it
up.
"There were pieces breaking off and they were
huge, about a half a city block long, and bright, really
bright."
At noon time Taylor was watching television when
he found out what he had seen.


Alcee Taylor of Cortez saw what a lot of others
witnessed last week when a Russian rocket fell into
the Gulf of Mexico but not before creating a magnifi-
cent light show. Islander Photo: David Futch

The streak in the sky visible from Hillsborough to
Charlotte counties was a spent section from a Russian
rocket that had been fired half-way around the world
in Kazakhstan, the primary Soviet launch site.
The rocket was used to send a commercial satellite
into orbit. Russian rockets often cross the Gulf of
Mexico, where booster sections fall and bur up as they


re-enter the earth's atmosphere.
According to the U.S. Space Command in Colo-
rado, re-entry over the Gulf came about 17 hours ear-
lier than expected.
One of the Command's jobs is to monitor the 9,000
or so objects from rockets to wrenches orbiting
earth.
A Command official said about 80 objects a year
re-enter Earth's atmosphere. More than 16,000 objects
have made reentry over the years, but no one has ever
been injured, he said.
As a way to reduce space junk, U.S. and Soviet
space programs deliberately launch in a manner that
causes boosters to fall back into the atmosphere and
burn up.
"It wasn't an illusion. It seemed like it was wide,
about eight feet or so. I followed it the whole time. It
didn't look like it was more than a mile off the beach
and not more than a half-mile high," Taylor said. "It
was moving at a pretty good clip. It seemed like a long
time.
"It was fascinating. I didn't know what it was but
I'm glad I wasn't in the range of it. It was like no color
light I'd ever seen. Orange and red as the pieces were
being thrown off of it."


Beach concessionaire selection expected Tuesday


County commissioners are expected to decide
Tuesday, Sept. 21, who they will negotiate with to run
public beach concessions at Manatee County's two
public beaches.
Manatee County Purchasing Department Manager
Rob Cuthbert, Parks and Recreation Director Danny
Hopkins and County Administrator Ernie Padgett are
on a committee that will recommend a vendor.
Cuthbert was scheduled to meet with Hopkins and
Padgett today regarding the concessions, which cur-
rently are run by P.S. Beach Associates Inc. owners
Dee Percifield and Gene Schaefer.
Oct. 31 is the last day of an agreement P.S. Beach
has with the county to run Cafe on the Beach at the
Manatee County Public Beach and a smaller conces-


sion at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.
Nov. 1 is the first day of the new agreement,
Hopkins said.
"The smoothest transition would be for Dee and Gene
to stay there. About 30 percent of our decision regarding
who we enter into negotiations with is based on econom-
ics while 70 percent is based on the service provided.
"Just because someone has offered a higher figure
doesn't guarantee them anything."
Four vendors are being considered to run the
Manatee County Public Beach restaurant and the Co-
quina Beach snack bar.
P.S. Beach has operated both concessions for the
past seven years. In their attempt to win a new contract,
owners.Percifield and Schaefer have offered $123,600


for the first year and a $1,000 yearly increase in each
of the next two years.
Their operation has garnered much support from
patons, visitors and locals alike.
Gulfside Grill, owned by Andy Karas of the
Ellenton Cafe, has offered to pay the county $181,260
each year for the three years of the contract.
DiGiovanni's Food Service Inc. of Sarasota has
offered $50,650 upfront money for renovations and
another $80,000 for the first year of operation.
Warren T. LaBonte of Nantucket Island, Mass.,
said he would pay the county $200,000 the first year,
$206,000 the second and $214,000 the third.
Dr. George Mansour was eliminated from consid-
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THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 SEPTEMBER 15, 1999 N PAGE 5 []

Lights fail hatchling test, but turtles prosper


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Special lights didn't protect turtles after all, but
still Anna Maria Island's sea turtle season has been
"very good."
Suzi Fox, who holds the Florida turtle preserva-
tion permit for the Island, said the "turtle friendly"
lights' failure was "very disheartening," but they do
point the way to development.
Florida Power & Light early in the summer fit-
ted a few beachside street lights in Bradenton Beach
with newly developed amber lenses. When turtle
hatchlings emerged and were exposed to them, "all
of them ran toward the lights" instead of downbeach
into the Gulf, Fox said.
Turtles are born with built-in radar for the reflec-
tion of light on the water, which tells them the way
to go home. If inshore lighting lures them that way,
predators, dehydration or pavement kill them. Fed-
eral, state and local officials had hoped the new
lenses would filter out the light waves that attract
turtles.
FPL is testing other experimental lighting on the
east coast, but even if successful it's too late for this
season, Fox said. The turtle hatch ends in October.
Even so, more hatchlings have come from more
nests with fewer casualties this year than in the past,
she said. The egg-laying season is over for 1999,


with 245 nests on Anna Maria Island's beaches.
Most are on the south end, a change from last year
when more mother turtles chose the north beaches as
their incubator.
With 101 nests still to hatch, Fox's Turtle Watch
volunteers have tallied 13,339 babies, with only six
nests lost to predators or high water, which flooded
nests fatally before volunteers can dig up the eggs
and move them to safe places.


Bunny Garst is mad as hell and she's just not go-
ing to take it any more.
Garst, who was the impetus of the fight against
a proposed high, fixed-span replacement for the
Anna Maria Island Bridge, is angry about Florida
Department of Environmental Protection Secretary
David Struhs' decision to replace DEP regional dis-
trict director Dr. Rick Garrity with a land-use attor-
ney.
So she is urging environmentalists to write let-
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One more chance
Thanks to Floyd's bad timing, and lack of a
sense of direction, we go to press Tuesday with an-
other round of warnings to make preparations early
and act on emergency operations officials' advice to
evacuate immediately or, voluntarily in ad-
vance, if possible.
What's a little visit to Auntie Em gonna hurt?
It seemed at one point we might be delivering the
newspaper to mainland shelters rather than to Anna
Maria Island homes.
Reaching category five storm status, Hurricane
Floyd is huge by all standards. It's more than double
the August 1992 category four Hurricane Andrew,
which caused $27 billion damage and 58 deaths, and
cost the President's Disaster Relief Fund approxi-
mately $1.844 billion.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency
Storm Watch Web page discussion warns that the long-
range forecast of Hurricane Gert on Floyd's heels
in the Atlantic is uncertain. "Several of the global
models turn the hurricane northward. However, this is
due in part to the influence of Floyd ... these forecasts
need to be taken with a grain of salt at this time," the
service advises.
Soooo ... we're just going to add, one more time,
that you need to be prepared. Here's a "short list."
Right now, recheck your supply of boards, tools,
batteries, non-perishable foods, water and any equip-
ment you need to secure your home. Objects in your
yard which may be mobilized by 50-mph winds should
be stored or secured.
Prepare or update your Hurricane Survival Kit.
The kit should include: medicines; special dietary
foods; blankets, pillows, sleeping bags; flashlight; por-
table radio; batteries; extra clothing; lightweight fold-
ing chairs, cots; personal items; infant necessities; quiet
games and toys for children; important papers; and
snacks.
Develop a plan for where you'll go if you need
to leave the Island. Make arrangements for boarding
your pet. Remember, shelters do not allow pets.
Fill your vehicle with gasoline and moor your
boat securely or evacuate it.
Be prepared to turn off electricity and water to
your house. Turn off gas valves at the appliance.
In other words, be prepared to leave. Remember,.
traffic leaving the Island will be worse than you can
imagine. Emergency officials predict upward of 12
to 17 hours to evacuate the Island, so plan to leave
early.
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Leave.


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In your issue of Sept. 1, Tom Buehler writes a let-
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Turtle Watch as a foil.
Mr. Buehler recently had to remove a fence he put
up when his neighbor was away on vacation. Now, Mr.
Buehler knew he could not do this without his
neighbor's permission. However, Mr. Buehler appears
to have no regard for codes unless they favor him.
Maybe all of us should reevaluate out priorities.
What if the condos on the beach had more lights?
Would the two young ladies who were assaulted have
possibly escaped the humility of their assaults if their
places had more lights? Who do you want to protect,
humans or turtles? My choice is with humans. What is
yours?
Harold L. Van Winkle, Holmes Beach

Cortezians not banished
by net ban
In an article about Cortez in the Sept. 1 issue, Jim
Hanson states, "The state program (Waterfronts
Florida) is designed for commercial fishing communi-
ties damaged by the ban on gill net fishing adopted by
state referendum in 1995. The ban disrupted the Cortez
economy, way of life and very existence."
The net ban is unfairly limiting for the commercial
fishing industry, however it is not as bad as the above
statement. Cortez is mainly a bedroom community.
Most of the residents are not dependent on the fishing
industry and very few commercial fishermen live in
Cortez. The "way of life" will continue for the major-
ity and Cortez will continue to exist.
As for the program helping fishermen, unless
Waterfronts Florida can bring back the gill nets, I don't
see any help for commercial fishermen through this
program.
Sue Maddox, Cortez

Where's the customer service in
Holmes Beach?
As a year-'round resident of Anna Maria Islan.d I
was appalled by the fact that the post office at Holmes
Beach did not have a stapler.


When I went to the adjoining gift shop and asked
if I could get one staple, the young lady informed me
she was not allowed to let anyone use the stapler; she
would get in trouble. I then requested she use the sta-
pler and I would hold the papers while she performed
the stapling. This she kindly did. She told me that the
lady that owns the gift shop owns the post office. What
a revelation!
I went back to the post office window, completed
my $6 transaction for one letter and asked the woman
at the window if she was the owner. She said no and
that the post office is privately owned. I said thank you,
went back to the gift shop, put a quarter on the counter
and told the kind young lady there that if her boss
yelled at her to tell her I gave her 25 cents to use the
stapler.
How cheap can they be!
I thought everyone was helpful on Anna Maria Is-
land. Apparently they are not! What a farce.
Not only does the Island have a lunatic for a build-
ing inspector, but they also have more than one stingy
merchant.
Margaret H. Slack, Holmes Beach


Work for Anna Maria
parking praised
I would like to commend Kathleen Granstad on her
efforts to save the parking on beach access streets in
Anna Maria City. There are many mainlanders who
occasionally drive out to take a swim or cherish a sun-
set after a hard day's work. Finding a place to park or
walking a great distance when you only have until sun-
set can be a hardship.
As for Dale Woodland's suggestion, I only hope
that if parking is made for residents only, the city of
Bradenton follows suit. Anywhere you'd like to go in
Bradenton, you would encounter "resident-only" signs.
The Gulf beaches are for all to enjoy. Take a boat
ride south of Longboat Pass on Sunday afternoon and
see how deserted the beaches are there because there
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Part 16, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


A drawing by an Army artist shows American soldiers, bayonetsfixed, storming
a German trench.


GOING OVER

BARBED WIRE


"We are the boys who get it young
and coming," Private Clair Jones wrote
his mother back on Anna Maria Key
upon his return to the war zone in Sep-
tember 1918. "We go ahead of the infan-
try to fix nice little bridges and things
for them, and in a retreat we are sup-
posed to stay behind to blow them u-p
again. When we are not doing that we
spend our spare moments chasing Ger-
mans through barbed wire."
Clair would soon be in the thick of
the fight again, Army doctors having
deemed him recovered from the effects
of poison gas.
For weeks Company E of the Sixth
Engineers had been training for the first
major action by the American Army on its
own. The mission accepted by Gen.
"Blackjack" Pershing was to regain the so-
called "Saint Mihiel salient" which had
been a sword in the side of the French na-
tion since the Germans occupied it in
1914. Pershing saw the campaign as apre-
lude to a final push to end the war.
Clair gladly threw himself into the
"crash course" Pershing had decreed.
His friend Will Austin wrote in his
diary: "Occasionally Clair mentioned that
his back troubled him a little but one
would never have thought anything was
wrong, on account of his cheerfulness and
untiring zeal in labor of all kinds, doing not
only his own work but helping other chaps
when they were sick or fatigued."
Over and over again the men prac-


While theirfathers and brothers
fought in France, children back home
played at "nurse and soldier. "


ticed laying barbed wire, working
against a stop watch. Then they prac-
ticed how to destroy what they had put
up. They became as nimble as half-
backs on a football field.
An expert at puncturing enemy de-
fenses -.a general, no less came to
demonstrAte how to "go over barbed
wire." Clair and Will and their comrades
were taught how to use powerful new
tools to swiftly cut pathways through the
toughest tangles of barbed wire. They
were introduced to specially made mats
of chicken wire and learned how to
spread them over obstacles in front of the
advancing infantry like carpets.
One of the most amazing devices
they became familiar with were "Ban-
galore torpedoes" long iron tubes
filled with TNT. A single torpedo
could shred a mass of barbed wire with
a mighty blast.
Sept. 12 was "D-Day." American
guns began firing at 5 in the morning. At
8 o'clock 400 French tanks began to roll
while 1,500 French and American planes
roared overhead. (The armada was com-
manded by Col. Billy Mitchell.)
Due to the intrepid engineers who
opened the way for them, infantrymen
were able to dash across the soggy
Meuse Valley plain and through the
seemingly impregnable defenses to
surprise the Germans in their trenches.
Never before had soldiers been
able to move so fast on the battlefield.
It took just two days (actually, 30 hours
of fighting) to "erase" the salient. The
Americans took 16,000 prisoners, 450
guns and about 200 square miles of ter-
ritory. They lost 7,000 men.
At Saint Mihiel Pershing proved
his men had the muscle, the skills and
the heart to prevail.
Both Clair and Will came through
the fighting without a scratch. Almost
immediately their outfit was ordered to
proceed to another field of battle. It
would be the final Great Battle of the
Great War.
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I've found a prehistoric Ice Man!" Ralph exclaimed.
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to see that weapon he's holding!", said one of the historians, it looks like
some kind of ax!"
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Its construction is of polystyrene, steel and con-
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special application costs about 50 cents per square foot
more than conventional wood frame or block, said Bea
Leslie.
Leslie is vice president of New Wave Contracting
Inc., which is a distributor for Reddi-Form insulating
polystyrene building components and also is the
builder of the house.
A house that can remain standing in such high
winds should be safe in most storms, even most hurri-
canes, she said.
It is a construction method that's growing all over
the country, according to the Insulating Concrete Form
Association. Some 14,000 houses were built with this
system in 1998 across the United States, up from
10,000 the previous year, the association said.
Here, Leslie's New Wave has built 10 houses in the
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a bit thicker than most. They are mostly one story, with
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It is the principal construction component and
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The polystyrene block is an insulated, interlocking
concrete form, stacked to make just about any size wall
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Roofs are conventional construction anchored to
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Fire district gets federal grant


The West Side Fire District recently received a
$3.3,609 Hazard Mitigation Grant from state and fed-
eral agencies to upgrade Station 4 at 407 67th St. W.,
Bradenton.
The grant is the result of flooding and tornadoes
throughout the state caused by the El Nino event of
1998. The district was eligible for the funds because the
state received a federal major disaster declaration.
"This is a project the department has been working
on for over a year," West Side/Anna Maria Deputy Fire
Chief Brett Pollock said. "Though some of what we
requested was denied, we are pleased that the Federal
Emergency Management Agency and the state sees this
as a worthwhile project."


The work includes upgrading bay access doors,
replacing wooden access doors with steel doors and
frames and installing roll down shutters on all win-
dows. The upgrades will protect the station from winds
up to 110 mph.
"Our firefighters will now have a bit more comfort
knowing that the structure in which they work during
these storms will have added protection," Pollock noted.
FEMA will provide $28,808 of the grant funds and
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Island Baptist church will launch an Awana Clubs
children's program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22,
at the church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria City.
Rev. Billy Daws, pastor, said Awana is an interna-
tional Bible-centered organization whose programs
encourage children to memorize Bible verses and "ap-
ply God's word to their daily lives." Activities empha-
size the organization's games, with awards, object les-
sons and snacks.
Awana is open to all children from age 3 through
sixth grade, the pastor said. The program will continue
at 6:30 every Wednesday through the winter. Informa-
tion is available at 778-0719.

Old-timers' tales will
launch season
The Anna Maria Island Historical Society will be-
gin its 1999-2000 season with a meeting Monday, Sept.
20, featuring tales from Island old-timers.
The meeting, open to the public, will be at Anna
Maria City Hall at 7:30 p.m. Details are available at
778-0492.

Yoga classes starting
Yoga and meditation classes will begin Sept. 20 at
5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Mixed-level, be-
ginners and intermediate classes are offered for a fee
by instructor Harmony Feldman. Details may be ob-
tained at 921-0074.

Chamber business card
event next week
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
will have its September business card exchange from
5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Harrington House
Bed & Breakfast Inn, 5652 Gulf Drive, Holmes.Beach.

Oops
The fee for a Tai Chi class to be held at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center is $60 for the eight-
week course that began Monday, Sept. 13.


'Life in Paradise' art
exhibit at Tingley
Bradenton's Catalino L. Garcia is the most recent
artist to display his colorful marine-life paintings and
mosaic creations at Tingley Memorial Library,
Bradenton Beach.
An avid diver and outdoorsman, he finds inspira-
tion in the many birds, fish and underwater creatures he
has encountered living in Florida. In his paintings,
dolphins, killer whales and sharks frolic in deeply blue-
green shades of water, while other works reflect the
fish seen diving in the Florida Keys.
Four brightly colored mosaics depict feathered or
finned denizens and show off the award-winning skill
Garcia gained restoring wall and floor mosaics in
churches and hotels in Washington, D.C.
Born in Puerto Rico, Garcia attended the presti-
gious Art Students League in New York. He has pre-
viously exhibited in Puerto Rico, New York, Orlando
and locally at Mote Marine Laboratory.
The exhibit will continue throughout the fall. Call
779-1208 for hours. The library is located behind city
hall at 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.


Anna Maria parking panel to convene


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The City of Anna Maria is proceeding full speed
ahead to correct parking problems it helped create.
In an effort to find an amenable solution to the city's
parking dilemma, Mayor Chuck Shumard recently asked
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny to head up a parking com-
mittee.
The public is invited to attend a parking committee
meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Pandora's box was opened when Shumard com-
pletely closed Beach Avenue to parking in April.
It turned out not to be an open-and-shut case.
A few months later the situation worsened when the
commission voted unanimously to close Gladiolus Street
to parking.
The commissioners were chastised by some residents
who felt the systematic closing of streets to parking was
benefiting the minority and not the majority of residents.
Residents also have said the closing of Beach Avenue
has stressed parking on nearby streets.
The commission defended its action by saying it had
a responsibility to protect homeowners from the nuisance
caused by beachgoers who litter. Complaints also were
made about excessive noise, persons changing clothes in
cars and blocked driveways.
A repercussion of the commission's action was a pe-
tition drive demanding the return of parking rights to resi-
dents. Resident Kathy Granstad collected more than 200
signatures and presented them to the commission in July.
Residents and non-residents have written many letters
to city hall. both in support and against the commission'
actions.
Others annoyed by the closing of Gladiolus Street
include those who do not live on the island, but who vol-
unteer for the organization Keep Manatee Beautiful.
Members have adopted a shore to clean up monthly at
Bean Point. They have written the city letters expressing
disappointment at the closing of Gladiolus Street, the near-


est available parking to Bean Point.
The city doesn't have a comprehensive or long-term
parking strategy. Officials can only guess how many
streets or beach access streets are closed to parking be-
cause nothing is documented.
The city also doesn't have an inventory of the "No
Parking" signs, or any other traffic signs for that matter.
This is not unusual in small cities. Holmes Beach and
Bradenton Beach do not keep an inventory of signs in-
stalled.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said he has put
up 13 "No Parking" signs in the last two years.
McElheny said he will direct the parking panel to ar-
rive at solutions by exploring different avenues, such as
whether the city should set up parking zones or change to
resident-only parking.
McElheny said finding a solution will not be easy
because the parking issue is an emotional one for many
residents. He hopes an equitable policy can be found for
residents and non-residents.
The committee will consist of no more than 10 people
to keep it manageable, he said.
A preliminary list of residents who have expressed an
interest in serving on the committee are Judy Adams, Joe
Beverly, Diane Canniff, Jean Fernandez, Kathy Granstad,
Charles Webb, Elizabeth Moss and Dale Woodland.


History fair repeats
The 15th annual Manatee County History Fair
will be held Nov. 15 through Nov. 17. All students
interested in participating are invited to attend a his-
tory fair workshop on Thursday, Sept.. 23, or Sat-
urday, Sept. 25, at the Manatee County Central Li-
brary. 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton.
For more information, call Melinda Mann at
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Ribbon cutting for school's
tech center
The public is invited to attend an open house for the
Jim Kronus Technology Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 23, at Anna Maria Elementary School.
The technology center is a joint venture between the
school board and a community board. Their vision was to
provide a technology center for the community focusing
on the World of Work program. The program will provide
computer training in specified fields to students who may
not go on to college and remedial courses for adults in the
community.
The technology center will be open to students dur-
ing the day and adults will be able to attend classes coor-
dinated and taught by Manatee Technical Institute.
There will be on-site registration for MTI's adult
computer classes throughout the open house for those in-
terested in attending classes this fall.
The school is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call Principal Tim Kolbe at
708-5525.

Students hear Island history
Members of the Anna Maria Island Historical Soci-
ety including administrator Carolyne Norwood and vol-
unteer Sue George will tell tales about the early days of
the Island when they address fourth and fifth graders at the
Anna Maria Elementary School.
They also will show photos of early settlers, wild
animals on the Island and events that occurred during the
past 100 years.
The event, part of the society's historical education
experience for Manatee County students, will be Friday,
Sept. 17, at 8:45 a.m. at the school. Details may be ob-
tained from the society at 778-0492.


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By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
An ambitious commitment to rebuild the old
firehouse and make it "a real community center" is being
undertaken by the people of Cortez in the wake of an or-
ganization meeting.
Custody of the firehouse was transferred to the
Cortez-based Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage two
years ago by the Anna Maria Island Fire District, and it has
housed youth programs during most of that time.
This will be the first project undertaken by the Cortez
Waterfront Program. organized through the state Depart-
ment of Community Affairs. Manatee County has as-
siened a county staff member. Janet Hoffman. to the di-
rectorship of the program and will pay her salary. She put
together the first formal meeting of the new program last
week after signing up a committee of IS Cortez activists
as the core of participants.
Under terms of the waterfront program. Cortez has
until Oct. 1 to launch a suitable proect to "demonstrate
that the village really wants to do son-ethi:g concrete."
and the firehouLseC was chosen a; '.a, eek's :eetng.
Thomas "Blue Fulford. preiden: ,f FISH. sid the
old volunteer fire station x il become 'a ea: comun
center. x here people can meet and co.n: :'kmnh programs -
can have a home."
The project xill include rLefu:Lbi:ngc :.e kNchen and
bathroomns, and putting the roof in shae. said Fuiiord. Te
program xiill ha\ e S 10.000 available for the iob. ir.o
Hoffman advised the committee.
Work on the old school building also max be included
under the waterfront program when the time comes.


Fulford said. The 1912-built school is being acquired and
preserved by the county under another state grant for pub-
lic purposes.
The waterfront committee overcame reactions against
the program on the part of other Cortez residents who
apparently feared it could lead to unwanted commercial
development in the village.
Fulford said that, on the contrary, the program is de-
signed to preserve the unique quality of fishing villages
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 4, possession of alcohol times four, Pal-
metto Street beach. The deputy issued notices to appear
to four persons with beer on the beach.
Sept. 4, found marijuana, DWLS with knowl-
edge, 8700 block of Gulf Drive. The deputy observed
Anthony Barbato, 24, of Bradenton, driving without a
taillight and stopped him. A check showed Barbato's
driver's license was suspended and the deputy found
marijuana on the scene, said the report. Barbato was
placed in custody.
Sept. 6, criminal mischief, 100 South Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria City Pier. An unknown person kicked a
bench valued at $100 into the water, said the report.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 1, burglary to an automobile, Cortez Beach.
The victim reported an unknown person removed a
cellular phone.
Sept. 1, no valid driver's license, possession of
paraphernalia with residue, 400 block of Gulf Drive
North. The officer clocked the juvenile subject travel-
ing 46 mph in a 25-mph zone and stopped him. The
subject said he had no driver's license. The officer said
he smelled the odor of marijuana and observed a pipe
on the center console. The subject was placed in cus-
tody and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Cen-
ter.
Sept. 1, false imprisonment, aggravated domes-


tic battery, domestic battery, 2200 block of Avenue C.
The victim reported her husband and daughter were
arguing and her husband hit the daughter in the face
with a phone. The victim said she was able to intervene.
The victim said her husband threatened to leave
with their young son and when she attempted to inter-
vene, he handcuffed her. He then unlocked the hand-
cuffs and left. A deputy sheriff located him in the 3900
block of Manatee Avenue and placed him in custody.
Sept. 2, possession of sativa resin, possession of
marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, 100 block of
Bridge Street. The officer on patrol observed Aaron
Boyd, 21, of Anna Maria, standing beside his vehicle
in the early morning hours. The officer said he smelled
the odor of marijuana and when he asked to search
Boyd, he found a bag of marijuana and two packs of
rolling papers.
The officer said he asked to search Boyd's vehicle
and found a bottle containing prescription pills, a bag
containing a ball of cannabis sativa resin, two pipes,
two packs of rolling papers and an alligator clip. Boyd
was placed in custody.
Sept. 2, DWLS, 300 block of Gulf Drive North.
The officer observed the subject driving and said he
knew the subject's driver's license was suspended. A
check confirmed the suspension and the subject was
stopped and placed in custody.
Sept. 3, found property identification cards,
Leffis Key.
Sept. 3, DUI, 500 to 2100 block of Gulf Drive
South. According to the report, Lisa A. Carbone, 38, of
Longboat Key, drove off the road numerous times and
the officer attempted to stop her at the north side of the


Longboat Pass Bridge as she headed south on Gulf
Drive. The officer said Carbone traveled to North
Shore Road on Longboat Key before stopping. The
officer administered field performance tests and placed
Carbone in custody.
Sept. 4, criminal mischief, 2601 Gulf Drive,
Sandpiper Mobile Home Park. An unknown person or
object broke the taillight on a vehicle. Damages were
$200.
Sept. 4, battery, 2601 Gulf Drive, Sandpiper
Mobile Home Park. The victim reported the suspect hit
her in the mouth during an argument and left. The of-
ficer said he observed swelling and a cut on her lip and
issued a capias for the suspect.
Sept. 4, trespass warning, 100 Gulf Drive N.,
Circle K. The complainant reported the intoxicated
subject entered the store and attempted to purchase
beer. The complainant said that when she refused to
sell it to him, he began yelling obscenities at her and
she asked him to leave. She issued a trespass warning
to the subject.
Sept. 5, burglary, 1301 Gulf Drive N., Silver Surf
resort. The victim reported an unknown person entered
his room and removed $50 from his wallet.
Sept. 5, possession of marijuana, possession of
paraphernalia, Cortez Beach. The officer on foot pa-
trol said he smelled the odor of marijuana and ob-
served Dennis Saint John Rodrigez Jr., 20, of
Valrico; Gloria Ann McSpadden, 20, of Tampa; and
Saul Jimenez Santiago, 19, of Brandon, smoking
marijuana near the shoreline.
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The officer said Rodrigez gave him permission to
search the vehicle and he found a bag of marijuana and
a pack of rolling papers. All three suspects gave writ-
ten confessions and the officer released them on sum-
monses.
Sept. 5, burglary, 115 Seventh St. S., coin laun-
dry. An unknown person broke into the coin change
machine and removed $80 in change.
Sept. 6, trespass warning, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle
K. The complainant issued a trespass warning to the
subject after he made inappropriate statements to her
and frightened her, said the report.
Sept. 7, unlawful sexual acts with a minor, 200
block of Gulf Drive on the beach. The officer on patrol
observed the subjects engaged in sexual acts on the
beach and confronted them. A check showed the fe-
male subject was 17 years old and the male subject was
29 years old.
The officer said the female subject told him the
male subject gave her beer and knew her age, but the
male subject said he thought she was 18 years old. The
officer contacted the female subject's mother who re-
sponded to retrieve her daughter. The mother said the
male subject knew her daughter's age and he was
placed in custody.
Sept. 8, no valid driver's license, 100 block of
Bridge Street. The officer stopped the subject for a traf-
fic violation and a check showed the subject did not
have a driver's license. The subject was placed in cus-
tody.
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machine and when he yelled at them, they fled in a
waiting vehicle. Damages were $400.
Sept. 10, recovered runaway, Coquina Beach.
The officer on patrol observed four subjects in the park
after closing. A check showed one subject was a run-
away. The officer contacted her mother to retrieve her.
Sept. 10, theft, 2513 Gulf Drive, Circle K. The
complainant reported when a customer attempted to
purchase a lottery ticket, the suspect grabbed the
customer's money from the counter and fled. The sus-
pect is described as a white male, 24 years old, 5 feet
7 inches tall and weighing 175 Ibs.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 3, battery, 3007 Gulf Drive, Anchor Inn.
The complainant reported the suspect hit the victim in
the face several times and fled. No one could, or would,
identify the suspect, said the report.
Sept. 3, found property a bicycle in the canal,
8100 block of Marina Drive.
Sept. 3, bad check in the amount of $499.05, Bali
Hai Resort.
Sept. 3, animal, 29th Street beach access. The
complainant reported she was walking home from the
beach and a large dog came at her barking and growl-
ing. She said a neighbor chased the dog away by throw-
ing a trash can at it. Witnesses told the officer that the
dog had charged at two children the previous week.
The officer located the dog at the rear of a residence
and animal control employees responded to trap it.
Sept. 3, found property a wallet, 2900 block
of Gulf Drive.
Sept. 3, found property a bicycle, 5701 Marina


Drive, Island Branch Library.
Sept. 4, trespass warning, 4000 Gulf Drive,
Manatee County Public Beach. Marine rescue employ-
ees reported four subjects had been drinking and were
causing a disturbance. The officer said he observed the
subjects falling down, fully clothed in the shower and
bothering other beachgoers.
Trespass warnings were issued to the subjects and
the officer walked them to their vehicle. The officer
said he found beer in the vehicle and asked the driver
to pour it out. The officer administered field perfor-
mance tests to the driver and determined he was able
to drive.
Sept. 4, suspicious, 3000 and 2200 blocks of Gulf
Drive. The victim reported she was riding her bicycle
and on two occasions the same vehicle pulled up beside
her and the passenger struck her.
Sept. 4, lost property cellular phone, 4000
Gulf Drive, Manatee County Public Beach.
Sept. 5, burglary to a vehicle, 100 block of 68th
Street beach access. The victim reported an unknown
person removed two wallets, identification, credit cards
and $23 in cash.
Sept. 5, assist EMS, 500 block of Key Royale
Drive. The officer responded in reference to an injured
juvenile subject. Witnesses reported the subject fell in
front of Walgreens and cut her face. They transported
her to the residence and called EMS. The officer noted
that the subject appeared to be intoxicated but the wit-
nesses did not. The officer contacted the parents of all
involved.
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dry. The complainant reported the video camera taped
two juveniles skateboarding inside the building and one
juvenile struck the video camera. The officer located
the juveniles and advised them to stay away from the
business.
Sept. 6, suspicious, 5600 Marina Drive, Ginny's
Antiques. The complainant reported an unknown per-
son poked holes in the new roof. Damages were $100.
Sept. 6, theft, 4700 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria El-
ementary School. The victim reported an unknown
person removed a credit card and $80 in cash from her
vehicle parked at the school on Aug. 23.
Sept. 6, aggravated assault, 3007 Gulf Drive,
Anchor Inn. The complainant reported she was sitting
beside the suspect, who said he was going to stab the
man sitting across the bar. She said the suspect got up
from his seat, pulled a knife and started to walk around
the bar, but dropped the knife. She said she retrieved
the knife and gave it to the bartender, who called po-
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cash drawers containing an undetermined amount of
cash. The complainant said cash was also missing from
the store's cash register.
Sept. 6, theft, 200 block of 71st Street. The vic-
tim reported an unknown person removed his vehicle
valued at $4,000. On Sept. 7 the vehicle was returned
to the residence during the night, said the report.
Sept. 7, battery, 4500 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer was flagged down by the victim, who said the
suspect battered him. The officer noted the victim had
a swollen lip and eye, scratches on his face and arms
and bite marks on his arms. The officer located the
suspect and placed her in custody.
Sept. 7, found property, 8300 block of Marina
Drive. The complainant reported an unknown person
tied a sailboat to her dock three months ago and has not
returned. The marine patrol officer was directed to in-
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Sept. 7, suspicious, 4255 Gulf Drive, Island Vil-
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Sept. 8, vandalism, 4000 Gulf Drive, Cafe on the
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Sept. 8, disturbance, Marina and Gulf drives. The
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located the subject at Gulf Drive and 75th Street.
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cated and appeared to have fallen off the bicycle or to
have been sleeping on the beach. The officer trans-
ported the subject and his bicycle to his residence.
Sept. 9, found property a bicycle, 6500 block
of Holmes Boulevard.
Sept. 9, animal, 3000 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported two neighboring dogs got loose
and one grabbed his arm and one ripped his pants. The
officer said when he located the dogs, they lunged at
him. The officer contacted animal control and employ-
ees responded to trap the dogs.
Sept. 9, assist EMS, 500 block of 68th Street. The
officer responded to a medical alarm and heard the
subject inside the residence. The subject said she could
not get up, but a neighbor had a key. The officer ob-
tained the key and entered the residence. EMS treated
the subject and transported her to the hospital.
Sept. 9, battery- 3200 East Bay Drive, Shells res-
taurant parking lot. The victim reported she was bat-
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Horseshoes, 'squawks', danger of being too smart


The lowly horseshoe crab is the focus of meeting
around the state this week, as environmentalists try to
figure out if the crabs need to be regulated to avoid
extinction.
You've probably seen horseshoe crabs in the wa-
ter they look like brown Tupperware bowls with
legs and a long, hard, pointed tail. I never thought they
were useful for anything other than something odd to
look at, but it seems they make good bait for eel and
whelk fisheries along the Atlantic coast. With a decline
in crabs there comes interest in the critters from Florida
waters, and I saw that about 800,000 Panhandle horse-
shoe crabs were shipped to New Jersey earlier this year,
prompting Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission interest in regulating harvest.
There are some pretty interesting things that horse-
shoe crabs have going for them. First, they've been
around for about 400 million years and haven't



Sadie seeks

surgery support
Sadie the busted sea turtle is healing, but her
healers need $1,000.
Heading up the southern Anna Maria Island
beach last July to dig a nest and fill it with eggs,
she fell off a seawall and cracked the shell on her
underside Humpty Dumpty style. Island
Turtle Watch volunteers bundled her aboard a
pickup truck and hauled her to Mote Marine
Laboratory.
There, a veterinary surgeon put her back to-
gether, pulling the cracked shell together and
fixed it in place with a metal plate and clips.
Through induced labor, Mote and Turtle
Watch volunteers collected her eggs as she laid
them in her tank at Mote, and buried 59 of them
on an Anna Maria beach. They're due to hatch
any day now.
All was well with Sadie until two sets of clips
came loose. Attendants caught it early and lugged
her from the tank, and the surgeon put in longer
clips.
A problem is that those clips are expensive,
$500 a set, and the surgeon is stuck with the tab.
Mote won't pick up the bill and the surgeon's
already donated his time for two procedures.
Turtle fans believe he shouldn't have to shell out
money from his own pocket as well.
So Suzi Fox, head of the Anna Maria Island
Turtle Watch, is asking Islanders and other turtle
fans to help out. She asks donors to bring their
offerings to 1st National Bank and Trust's Island
office, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, or mail
to P.O. Box 1632, Anna Maria, FL 34216. Make
the check out to Anna Maria Turtle Watch, she
said, but note on the check it's for Sadie.



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Sep 15 3:15 2.2 9:56 0.6 5:05 1.8 9:24 1.3
Sep 16 3:56 2.2 11:02 0.6 6:23 1.6 10:01 1.4
FO Sep17 4,46 2.2 10:53p' 1.5 8:08 1.6 12:18 0.6
Sep 18 555 2.1 9:44 1.6 1:40 0.6
Sep 19 7:17 2.1 12:25 1.5 10:37 1.6 2:54 0.5
Sep20 8.33 2.2 1:59 1.5 11:11 1.7 3:51 0.5
Sep 21 9:39 2.3 3:06 1.4 11:37 1.7 436 0.4
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changed much in all that time. Some people call them
"living fossils." I'll let you answer the question of
whether they are an evolutionary dead end or the most
perfectly adapted species for their environment.
Horseshoe crabs aren't really crabs, either, and
spiders are their nearest relatives. What amazes me is
they can live up to 40 years, periodically molting their
hard exo-skeletons as they grow.
The crabs have a unique quality in their blue, cop-
per-based blood that reacts with some toxins. In fact,
horseshoe crab blood is a key ingredient in drugs used
to determine the difference between bacterial and spi-
nal meningitis.
Every spring, horseshoe crabs migrate from off-
shore into the bays and lay their eggs in the sand.
Shorebirds eat a lot of the eggs, and in areas of the
country where the crabs have declined there has been
a concurrent decline in birds.
The crabs eat worms, clams and mussels, by the
way. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion is looking into "various options to manage this
fishery, including allowable harvesting gear, areas,
seasons, quotas, bycatch allowances and special con-
siderations for harvest for research, educational and
pharmaceutical use." Members of the FWC will meet
in St. Petersburg Friday to hear public comment on the
proposed measures, which will go to the governor and
cabinet by next July for final approval.
The meeting is at the Florida Marine Research In-
stitute, 100 Eight Ave. S.E., and starts at 1 p.m.
We should probably think a little more kindly
about horseshoe crabs in light of their usefulness, lon-
gevity and impact on the environment.

A name by any other name
still sounds odd
Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen churned out
a column on development in South Florida that you
may find interesting. Here's part of it:
"The Everglades is not a beach or a balmy coastal
inlet, it's an interior wetland, a swamp never meant for
human habitation. Wrecking it required only greed and
compliant politicians; hyping it as paradise has re-
quired an increasingly flexible vocabulary.
"Dredge pits become 'lakes.' Melaleuca infesta-
tions become 'glens.' Stagnant drainage canals become
'creeks.' And wild animals, driven from the land, are
invoked by developers hoping to convey a sense of
wilderness. (A classic is Eagle Trace, where no trace
of an eagle can be found.)"
I'm reminded of an old story about how devel-
opers always name their subdivisions after the trees
or critters that used to be there, but were bulldozed


or driven out to make room for houses and roads.

Some funnies
Although my friend Jim Kissick may get a bigger
kick out of these funnies than anybody else, I still found
myself laughing when I read these "squawks." That's
a term U.S. Air Force pilots have for describing a prob-
lem with an aircraft they want maintenance crews to
fix. These are some actual problem "squawks" and the
maintenance crew's solutions.
Problem: Left inside main tire almost needs re-
placement.
Solution: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
P: Test flight OK, except autoland very rough.
S: Autoland not installed on this aircraft.
P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.
P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: Volume set to more believable level.
P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
P: Number three engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.
P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, "fly right," and
be serious.
P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with the words.
Never let it be said the military mind does not have
a sense of humor.

Sandscript factoid
From the incredulity files comes this report: a U.S.
District Court Judge in Connecticut has ruled that the
New London police department was right in not hiring
an applicant because he scored too high on a written
test.
Seems that Robert Jordan applied for ajob with the
force and took the test. He got 33 out of a possible 50
points. The police department average is 20 to 27, and
the department told him he wouldn't get the job be-
cause of his high score. He took the cops to court over
what he thought was an arbitrary decision, and the
judge concurred with the police.
Huh? You don't get a job because you're too
smart?
Jordan said he was told by the assistant city man-
ager that "we don't like to hire people with too high an
IQ to be cops in this town." Jordan said he "was taken
aback, as any reasonable person would be. He said
there was nothing more boring than driving around in
a police cruiser all day, and no one with any smarts
would want to do the job."
New London Police Chief Bruce Rinehart said
"police work, believe it or not, is a boring job. What
happens if you get certain people who can't accept
being involved in that sort of occupation is it becomes
very frustrating. Either the day they come in they want
to be chief of police, or they become very frustrated and
they leave."
Jordan got his revenge of sorts on the talk show
circuit, though. "I made them the laughingstock of the
country," he said. "People just can't get over it that they
want to cultivate this kind of department."


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Everyone's bent on catching snook, but they just
aren't going to tear it up until we get that first cold front.
On the other hand, redfish are biting like crazy
right now. Trout are doing pretty good, too.
Whether or not Hurricane Floyd has any effect on
fishing remains to be seen. You can probably look for
lower low tides today and Thursday as Floyd's wind
comes hard out of the northeast, pushing water out of
Tampa Bay.
The Anna Maria City Pier reports a lot of mack-
erel and a snook or two.
At the Rod & Reel Pier, anglers are catching
mackerel, snook, redfish, black drum, snapper and
flounder.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said the
wade fishermen around the bridge at Manatee Avenue
are doing good on snook and catching some nice red-
fish and trout. Carl said he has some nice shrimp.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt. Sam
Kimball with the Legend said half-day trips last week
produced big Spanish mackerel to five pounds, man-
grove snapper were biting good, while flounder to 22
inches were caught. Rudder fish to four pounds were
caught in 40 to 60 feet of water on shiners and cut bait.
Capt. Zach on the Dee-Jay II is on vacation.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said mackerel are
biting inshore and snook, reds, trout and small sharks
are also available.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Boat Works said
there are reds in Terra Ceia Bay, snook in the Mana-
tee River, snapper at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and
at the new reef system.
Capt. Kurt Morrison said offshore fishing is
rated very good right now with grouper to 12 pounds,


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Nursing a nurse shark
Kathy Stuart of Lake Wales and Anna Maria gets the best of her 80-pound nurse shark on light tackle with
Capt. Glenn Corder on the charterboat Deep South. Islander Photos Courtesy Glenn Corder


snapper to four pounds and banded rudder fish.
Capt. Rick Gross said he has been getting snook,
reds, trout and mangrove snapper.
Capt. Tom Chaya reported catching snook, reds
and trout.


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water Top Dog plug and there are some redfish in
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Lightning strikes for Wall,
Manatee frosh
A see-saw gridiron battle between Manatee High
and Sarasota Riverview freshmen footballers was
put on hold when the game was postponed Sept. 9 *
due to lightning.
Riverview led 36-28 when the game was called .
with 11 minutes and 46 seconds remaining. It will be
completed prior to a regularly scheduled 4 p.m. game '
at Riverview on Thursday, Sept. 30.
Manatee quarterback Adam Wall of Anna Maria ":
tossed a 40-yard scoring strike to Rickie Samuels and -
tailback Jonathan "Jon-Jon" Spearman broke six tack- -
les on a 50-yard TD run.
Wall produced throughout the night with accu-
rate passing and some timely runs to the outside. He
completed another 30-yard pass to his favorite re-
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VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA, 2,006 sq.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 20
running back Mark Rudacille of Holmes Beach, who
looked like a mini-Mike Alstott pounding the
Riverview defense.
Rudacille had one run of 23 yards in the first quar-
ter in which he plowed over two Rams players. That
play keyed Rudacille's three-yard touchdown blast for
Manatee's first score. He also scored two, two-point
conversions.
Like Alstott, Rudacille likes to lower his head and
put his helmet into a player, usually causing a loud pop.
Center Josh Sato of Anna Maria led the offensive-
line charge against the Rams. Other Islanders who con-
tributed were Michael Cagnina, Jeff Comkowycz, Ben
Miller and Ryan Quigley.
Next up for the freshmen 'Canes is Bayshore High
School at Bayshore on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.

Islanders wilt in heat
The Island Football Club adult soccer team got off
to a good start in its first game of the year against the
Ulusaba Lions of Tampa.












JUST LISTED!
This well built elevated home is on two large
canalfront lots on the north end of Anna Maria.
Unlimited potential here to expand or knock down
for two great canalfront lots. 228 ft. on the water.
This one won't last! Offered at $329,000.

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


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But it was heat that beat IFC after the team took
a 2-0 lead in the first half on two goals from Laszlo
Halmi.
The Lions took advantage of the short-handed
Islanders, scoring three goals in the final 15 minutes
as IFC wilted.
The first goal came in the 21st minute on a pen-
alty kick when midfielder Geoff Neibaum got rail-
roaded in the box.
The second goal came 12 minutes later when
Kevin Cassidy gathered in an attempted clearing pass
before turning and finding Halmi with a chip across the
penalty area. Halmi finished it off with a header.
IFC came out and added to its lead in the first five
minutes of the second half when Neibaum beat his man
down the left wing and hit a long cross to the far post that
Nick LeDuc headed past the Lions keeper for a 3-0 lead.
Injuries to striker Spencer Taylor and sweeper Rob
Harrold left the Islanders short on the bench.
Lion players picked up their level of play and used
a bit of luck to notch their first goal in the 65th minute
when a deflected shot found the upper-right corner of
the goal to cut the IFC lead to 3-1.


BUILT LIKE A FORTRESS! Gorgeous 3BR/2BA with solar
heated/caged pool. One block to bay, two blocks to beach.
Wheelchair accessible, hydro tub, double lot (zoned duplex),
tongue-and-groove ceilings, too many extras to list. $286,000.
Robert St. Jean 794-8059 or Carolyn Patrick 331-9201.
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After that, it was all down hill for the Islanders as
the Lions repeatedly attacked IFC's defense with num-
bers on their side, scoring three goals in the last 15
minutes of the game to take a 4-3 win.
Man-of-the-match was LeDuc, who finished with
one goal and a strong offensive game in the midfield.
Next week the Islanders are at home against Inter
United Football Club at G.T. Bray Park, 59th Street,
Bradenton, for an 11 a.m. kick off.

IFC youth registration
IFC under-12 and under-14 player registration for
the upcoming season will be at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center 11 a.m Saturday, Sept. 18.
Both teams are still looking for players. Anyone in-
terested in playing can call Kevin Cassidy at 749-6113.

Huffman, Bernard tie
at University Park
Jon Huffman and Keith Bernard tied at the weekly
Sunday Sunrise Golf Tournament held at University
PLEASE SEE SPORTS, NEXT PAGE



Hi! I'm Marianne
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Mike Norman Realty
778-6696


ANNA MARIA
ISLAND


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BAYFRONT
Spectacular views of Tampa Bay and Sunshine
Skyway Bridge. Large gracious home, caged pool,
boat dock and lift, three-car garage. $750,000.
ISLAND GIFT SHOP
Well-established Island gift shop. 17 years at the
same location. Appraisal and books available.
ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water ca-
nal, large lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
SABAL PALMS CONDO
2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Westside, conve-
nient to everything. Pool and clubhouse. Close
to golf. $59,900.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
view and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two
pools. $178,500.


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LTG, GRI
Property Manager


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ANNUAL
Bradenton 2BR/2BA house $800
San Remo IBR/1BA $550
North Beach Village 3BR/2BA $1,600
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OPEN HOUSES
Sunday Sept. 19 2 4 pm
5300 Gulf Dr., #310 Martinique, Holmes Beach ... $199,000
2BR/2BA unit in Gulffront complex with pool, tennis,
elevator, garage. Call Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
204 Archer Way, Anna Maria ................... $149,000
2BR/2BA home on large lot in quiet neighborhood.
Walk to beach. Call Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.
422 Spring Ave., Anna Maria................. $199,000
Charming 2BR/1BA duplex close to beach and bay.
Call Clarke Williams 744-0700 eves.
313 57th St., Holmes Beach..................... $159,900
Bright and airy 3BR/2BA elevated half duplex with
greatroom and vaulted ceilings. Call Gayle Schulz
778-0343 eves.
524 69th St., Holmes Beach................... $217,900
3BR/2BA Richmond home on wide canal. Tile roof, huge
screened lanai. Call Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
1218 Spoonbill Landings Circle, Bradenton ........ $149,900
Perico Bay Club. Enjoy beautiful lake and bay views
from this 2BR/2BA, two-car garage villa. Call Wolfgang
Dudda 761-3031 eves.
2306 63rd St. W., Bradenton.................. $164,900
Capetown Village. Stunning two-story 3BR/2.5BA home
on nicely treed lot. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.


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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 21
Park. Both were plus one on a modified-Stableford
scoring system.
Huffman padded his overall tour leading total by
winning 27 points for the tie. He now has 424 points
on the year.
Closest-to-the-pin "greenies" were won by Wayne
Woods, Chuck Stovall, Neal Curtis and Roy Hampton.
Skins went to Mike Manning, Corky Parker,
Chuck Stovall, Keith Bernard and Wayne Woods.
Stovall got his skin with a chip-in on 18.
The location of the Sept. 19 match is unknown due
to the uncertainty of Hurricane Floyd.

Fishin', huntin' for ladies
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission is hosting two "Becoming an Outdoors
Woman" workshops.
These workshops have been held in the past and
received praise as first-class efforts.
A warning: Classes fill up fast. The one scheduled
for this weekend in Ocala reached the maximum of 100
participants less than two weeks after it was announced
Aug. 6.
A workshop scheduled for Nov. 5-7 in the woods
west of West Palm Beach filled up about a week later.
The one near Ocala is held at Silver Springs and
anyone who has ever been in that part of Florida can
say they've been to a drop-dead gorgeous place.
The Ocala workshop is April 14-16, 2000. The
next workshop near West Palm Beach is Feb. 18-20,
2000.
Lynne Hawk at the commission said people can
sign up for these workshops by calling 561-625-5126.
A brochure is available.
Cost is $125 which includes food and lodging at
the camp, materials and instruction.
Participants will be able to choose four of the 18
topics offered and will spend four hours on the topics
selected.
Topics include: panfishing, basic flyfishing tech-
niques, introduction to bass fishing, boating basics, canoe-
ing/kayaking, deer hunting, small game and duck hunting,
turkey hunting, introduction to the shooting sports, intro-
duction to handgun shooting and hunting, developing ar-
chery and bowhunting skills, basic camping and back-
packing, outdoor photography, birdwatching, reading the
woods, off-road cycling, developing wilderness survival
skills and personal safety.



Horseshoe winners
Winners in the Sept. 11 horseshoe games
were John Bennett and Bill Starrett, both of
Anna Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper and
Chris McNamara, 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. There are no
membership fees and everyone is welcome.


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Dishing up
Darrin Wash loads up on spaghetti, Caesar salad and garlic bread served by apron-wearing Sean Fitzgerald,
assisted by daughter Brooke and son, bread-man Tyler. The dinner catered by Sean Murphy of Beach Bistro
and Bistro at Island's End raised money for the Anna Maria Island Community Center and kicked off the fall
youth soccer season at the Center. Islander Photo: David Futch


Anna Maria Island Community

Center soccer schedule


Division 1 (12 and 13 years old)
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 Mr. Bones vs. Island Animal Clinic /
Sept. 20 Islander Bystander vs. Island Animal Clinic

Division 2 (10 and 11 years old)
All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 Air & Energy vs. Florida Yacht Connection
Sept. 21 Pool America vs. Air & Energy

Division 3 (8 and 9 years old)
All games begin at 6p.m.
Sept. 16 Longboat Observer vs. Oden Hardy Construction
Sept. 17 Beach Bistro vs. Palm Tree Villas
Sept. 20 Longboat Observer vs. Oden Hardy Construction
Sept. 21 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Palm Tree Villas


Division
Sept. 15
Sept. 16

Sept. 21


4 (5 to 7 years old)
Island Real Estate vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 6 p.m.
Air America vs. West Coast Refrigeration at 6 p.m.
Galati Marine vs. Island Pest Control at 7 p.m.
Galati Marine vs. West Coast Refrigeration at 6 p.m
Island Real Estate vs. Jessie's Island Store at 7 p.m.


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COCONUT BAYOU on Anna Maria Island. Tropical hideaway
with 4BR/4B. basks in Florida sunshine. Stunning drama in
this waterfront residence with 30 feet of glass overlooking
bayou. S559.900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko 792-9122. R39180
WATERFRONT
RELAX BY THE BAY and savor the view from this newly updated
3BR home in Terra Ceia. Half+/- acre lot adjoins a pond. lake and a
panoramic view of Terra Ceia Bay. S177,500. Joanne Jenkins 795-
3838. R38013
PRIVACY AND LUXURY are standard here. Ninety families on
240 +/- acres of bayfront and nature preserve. Twenty-four-hour
security. $329,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-8220. C35038
ELEGANT two-story brick residence located on the Manatee
River on Tampa Bay. Spacious 5BR, light rooms, wood floors,
crown moldings, outdoor kitchen, private beach. S1,200,000.
Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R39126


WONDERFUL BEACHFRONT HOME that feels as good as
it looks. You will never want to leave home. Very functional
home with spectacular views of the Gulf. $599,900. Ethel
Lovelace 349-3444. R13011
MAINLAND
IRONWOOD BEAUTY. Desirable sixth-floor spacious unit in
excellent condition. Furnished and tastefully decorated. Nu-
merous amenities located within this popular complex.
$85,900. Joanne Jenkins or Ruth Cherko 748-6300. C39972
POPULAR MAUBU MODEL split-plan home nestled on lovely
lot Cozy family room and enclosed lanai. Home warranty in-
cluded. Great location. $114,900. Van Bourgois 744-9495.
R40043
FAMILY HOME WITH A HEART. This unique home is per-
fect for your growing needs. Features storybook playroom
with safe-play equipment and privacy fence. S194,900. Jim
Sellars 798-3577. R38923


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This charming condo is close to everything.
Recently updated with new ceramic tile, new
appliances, new A/C unit and fresh paint. Lovely
corner unit in a relaxed complex and just steps to
the pool. Don't miss this opportunity for truly
affordable living! Just listed at $64,900.
[ Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
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ITEMS FOR SALE I GARAGE SALES Continued BOATS & BOATING Continued- I.


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.
QUEEN PILLOW-TOP mattress set with frame.
Excellent condition! $250; white four-poster bed set
with mattresses $250, 778-5814.
BICYCLE SCHWINN CRUISER $60; Roadmaster ex-
ercise bike $40. Both in very good condition 778-4917.
ATTRACTIVE BLUE SLEEPER sofa and matching love
seat. In good condition, only $200. Call 778-2455.
MOVING SALE twin beds, like new, chest of drawers
and desk $295; glass dining table and four parson
chairs $225. 792-6035.


ROSER GUILD THRIFT Shop open Tuesday,
Thursday 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-noon. Do-
nations Wednesdays 9-11am. Always sales racks.
511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
MOVING SALE Saturday, Sept. 18, 9am-3pm. Queen
size bed and bedroom set, lamps, color television,
microwave, 5604 Guava Street, rear, Holmes Beach.
HANDY-PERSON SALE Saturday, Sept. 18, 9am-
3pm. Dinghy, plumbing, electrical stuff, tools, traverse
rods, cot, sink, wood, household. Willow Avenue.
HUGE SALE Saturday, Sept. 18, 8am-noon. Furni-
ture, baby items, clothes, large picnic table, bed lin-
ens, and more. 505 70th Street.
YARD SALE Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19,
8am-? Living room set, roll-away bed, other furniture
and miscellaneous, very reasonable. Furniture at two
locations. 109 12th Street N. or call 778-2991.


GARAGE SALE Saturday, Sept. 18, 8am-2pm. Many
treasures. 7902 Palm Drive, Holmes Beach.


YOGA AND MEDITATION classes begin Sept. 20 at
the Art League, 5312 Holmes Beach Blvd. Harmony
Feldman, instructor. Call 921-0074.
BAMBI DAYCARE (formerly Dolphin) under new own-
ership. Come in and see our new exciting program. 12
months to 5 years and after-school care. 778-2967.


COCKATIEL FAMILY grandma, mom, dad and sib-
lings, multi-colored. Seven birds, including large cage
$75. 778-3690.
CRITTER SITTER. Going away and your pets have
to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide food,
water and lots of TLC! 778-6000.


1992 HONDA CIVIC SI blue, 74,000 mi, air, sun roof,
5-speed, cassette, new tires, 30-40 mpg. Excellent
condition $6,000. 794-1469.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander, 778-7978.


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
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
778-2255.

24-FT. CHRYSLER CABIN cruiser, aluminum hull,
sleeps four. 105-hp, 4-cylinder Chrysler outboard,
recently overhauled. Runs well, boat needs work.
Asking $1,200 OBO. Call 778-2901.


OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For infor-
mation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
BOATS! Six-foot dory-style tender $150, 17-ft. daysailer
in fair condition $200, canoe $100, 20-ft sloop $700.
Offers, call 778-0822 and leave message.
FREE TRAILER WITH purchase of 1987 Sportcraft
17-ft. center console fishing boat. 1987 60-hp
Johnson motor. All excellent $2,750 OBO. 778-9538.
WANTED TO RENT a private boat dock for 30-ft. cabin
cruiser, year 'round. Responsible owner, 739-2871.
16-FT. FIBERGLASS BOAT on magic tilt trailer $500
OBO. See at 601 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach,
then call 778-2809.
PAIR OF 1998 Mercury 150 offshore motors, one
counter rotates, 25-in. shafts, stainless props, low
hours, very clean $14,500. 287-1032.


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.
HELP WANTED, HOUSEKEEPING, non smoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.
DESK CLERK with office experience, pleasant per-
sonality, flexible hours. Good benefits. Via Roma
Beach Resort, 2408 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.
FULL OR PART-TIME help needed at the Island's
health food store. Call 778-5181 for appointment.
REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATE needed for busy real
estate office. Work from your home or office. Call for
confidential interview, ask for Teri. Town & Shore
Realty, Longboat Key office 383-3840.
SALES CLERK evening, weekends. Retirees wel-
come. Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive S.
EMPLOYMENT WANTED ARNP family certified, want-
ing to locate here. Looking for family practice, intemal
medicine or cardiology practice. Call 813-681-7305.


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


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Mike Norman Realty takes pleasure in announcing

the affiliation of Karen Day with the company.

Originally fom Missouri, Karen brings 15years

experience in residential real estate sales.

Join us in wishing Karen lots offun and success.


Mike

Norman

Realty inc.


778-6696
1-800-367-1617
3101 GULF DRIVE
HOLMES BEACH


Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165
BAY WATCH CONDO. Beautiful 2BR/2BA
bayfront complex. Spacious, open floor plan,
turnkey furnished. Intracoastal view with pri-
vate boat and fishing dock. Opportunity to
1 own an excellent investment property.
$174,900. Elizabeth Andricks 778-4800.
MLS 34463. www.paradiserealty.com/
listing.html


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and rims all treated and protected. Plus,
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mid-size cars. By appointment, at your
home or office. Convenient and necessary
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HELP WANTED cashiers needed, flexible shifts, full-
time or part-time $7 hour. Apply Circle K, 2513 Gulf
Drive, Bradenton Beach. 778-4310.
PART-TIME POSITION available for After School Pro-
gram teachers, assistants. Seeking retired teachers,
teacher's aides, teachers, child development assistants.
Apply only if you really want to make a positive differ-
ence in the life of a child. 20 plus hours per week. Posi-
tive, creative, energetic, self-directed: a team player.
Experience in the classroom helpful, ability to use and
assist students in various computer leading projects.
Salary equal to education and experience. Range $7-
$9 per hour. Fax resume to Anna Maria Island Commu-
nity Center, a drug-free workplace, 407 Magnolia Av-
enue, Anna Maria, Florida, 778-9511 and telephone
Maggie at 778-1908 to arrange an interview.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND Community Center, a drug-
free workplace, is seeking volunteers to make a posi-
tive difference in the life of a child. Volunteers are
needed to mentor and help elementary students
complete various special learning projects, to super-
vise homework and to encourage reading, math, sci-
ence, art, dance, music and many other positive
learning projects. Fax resume to 778-9511 and tele-
phone Maggie at 778-1908.

WANTED! FULL-TIME professional cleaning special-
ist and maintenance person. Husband and wife per-
haps? Experienced with turnkey furnished vacation
rentals. Must be available to work weekends and of-
ten on short notice. Call Carol Saulnier at Green Real
Estate 778-0455.

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.


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 Services 742-4788.
HAVING A MAC ATTACK? Call for help with Mac or
PC. Training, intemet, 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.
CRYSTAL CLEAR POOLS by Mogan. Specializing in resi-
dential spa and pool cleaning. Call Dave at 708-3324.
SNIPS SNIPS SNIPS please join Judy at her new
location to bend, cut, color or curl to our hearts de-
light. 730-7954 or Snips Hair Design, 778-1968.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581.


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and
installation. 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. Remodeling,
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
furnished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
$350/week or $700/month. 794-5980.
ANNUAL RENTAL: Bayou Condos, 2nd floor units.
2BR/1BA, unfurnished, nice quiet location. No
children under 16 and no pets. $700 month and
$650 month, first, last, security. Anna Maria Realty
778-2259.



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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.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA Holmes Beach
canalfront. No smoking, no pets. $1,500 per month
plus security deposit. 203-934-8596.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1 BR/1 BA one block to beach and
bay. Close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$300 deposit. 203 2nd St. N. #2, Bradenton Beach.
(813)258-2411.
HIDEAWAY COVE PANORAMIC BAYVIEW, nice,
quiet, ground floor. One and two bedroom, fully-fur-
nished, steps to beach, restaurants and more. Avail-
able now through December. Also winter season and
consider annual. No pets or smoking. 778-7107.
UNFURNISHED 2BR/2BA beachfront condo on
Longboat Key. Prefer single or retired couple, no
pets. Annual lease, $1,800 month. Call 387-.
ANNA MARIA ISLAND paradise 3BR/2.5BA, canal
home, heated pool, close to beach. $3,000 per
month, $875_per week. 800-223-4472.

ANNUAL RENTALS 1 BR Gulffront, 503 Gulf Drive S.
$595 month; 2BR/1.5BA, 310 61St. Street $650
month; 2BR/2BA, 3202 6th Avenue $700 month. Call
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across form
beautiful beach $350 per week. Summer dates still
available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
SMALL FURNISHED COTTAGE in South Sarasota.
$135 weekly includes cable and utilities. No smoking,
pets. Available Sept. 1. Call 351-1403.
BRADENTON VILLA 2BR/2BA beautifully furnished,
washer/rirydr, beach and shopping, lanai and cov-
ored parking. No pets. Prefer seven months at
$1,300. 795-4112.
BRADENTON BEACH GULFVIEW annual lease. Charm-
ing old Florida beach duplex. 2BR/1.5 BA. 2213 Gulf Drive
N. $650 month plus $650 security 792-3226.
GORGEt'uc TERRA CEIA BAY new condominium.
Furnished 3BR/2BAi-it .h floor, fabulous bay view,
pool, tennis, golf. Short-term lease available. $1,200
per month. Call Debbie at 924-8274.
RETIRED SENIOR DESIRES 1 or 2BR furnished
apartment, Holmes Beach. November 1999 through
May 2000. Call 320-255-0378 after Labor Day.


Quality Work Licensed-Insured Reliable Service


Bud Jackson

Painting (Interior & Exterior)
Carpentry Repairs


(941)383-8301


Longboat Key, Fl


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 1BR, Anna Maria City.
Gulf view, available Oct. 1. $540 month plus utilities,
first, last and security. 778-5439.
HOLMES BEACHFRONT RENTAL 2BR/1BA near
Shells Restaurant. Rates $1,300 month winter, $850
month summer. Call 813-264-0639 or 334-988-8760.

ANNUAL OR SEASONAL 3BR/3BA townhouse,
Holmes Beach. Spacious, fully-furnished, two-car
garage. Poolside, cable, washer/dryer, steps from
beach. 407-292-3375.

FURNISHED STUDIO WEST of Gulf Drive $550
month; Martinique 2BR/2BA $2,800 month; Gulf
Sands 2BR/2BA $2,800 week or month; home 3BR/
2BA, beach access, week or month. T. Dolly Young
Really Estate 778-0807.
HOLMES BEACH glimpse of Gulf. Large 2BR/2BA,
great porch, central air, washer/dryer hookups $885
month. 778-4010.
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity security. Available mid-Oct. or Nov. 1. Hurry,
it won't last! 792-2779.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, one-half block to beach.
Utility room, covered parking, new carpet, sky lights.
$725 month, first and security deposit 778-2043.
ANNUAL 3 OR 4BR/2.5BA with beautiful view of bay.
Full-service dock. Air conditioning, dishwasher,
washer. $1,300 month. 888-695-8749.
VACATIONING? RELOCATING? Have completely
furnished canalfront 2BR/1BA duplex. Boat? Have
dock. Bimini Bayou waters, Anna Maria. Available
now through December, utilities included. Want to
see? 778-5793.
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity security. Available mid-October or first of
November 792-2779. Hurry, won't last.
LARGE DUPLEX 2000 sq. ft. with garage in Sunny
Shores. Quiet, close to everything, beaches. Avail-
able now, $625 per month. 795-4432.
HOLMES BEACH RENTAL 2BR/2BA home on canal
with dock, no bridges to bay, garage, three blocks to
beach and cabana. Monthly $1,600, annual $1,500
month. Call 312-2432.
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home,
completely furnished, dock, garage, laundry, quiet
street, many extra's. Monthly $1,600, weekly $550.
Call 813-286-9814.
RELOCATION SPECIAL all efficiency units, one per-
son $175 week, two people from $210 week. Units for
larger groups available, Haley's Motel 778-5405.



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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.
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Interior/Exterior Commercial & New Construction
Insured Free Estimates
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Drywall Ceiling Repair
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 *
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ANNUAL 3BR/2BA HOUSE one block from beach.
Schools: Anna Maria Elementary, King Middle,
Manatee High. Occupancy Sept. 16, negotiable. Call
778-6779, leave message.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH elevated duplex, 2BR/
2BA, covered parking, washer/dryer hookup, conve-
nient location $750 month. 761-8821.
HOLMES BEACH GULFVIEW four-room penthouse.
Near shops, food stores, restaurants, 150 feet to
beach. For one or two people, no pets. One-year
lease, security deposit, $600 month. 508-336-2201,
800-894-1950.
HOLMES BEACH 2 and 3BR Gulfview homes, 100
feet to beach. Walk to shops and restaurants, great
area. $875 and $975, one-year lease, security de-
posit. 508-336-2201, 800-894-1950.
GULFFRONT SEASONAL RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA,
ground-level, garage, private shady lot, recently re-
modeled, winter season $3,800 month. Longer term,
rate negotiable 646-0719..

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA DUPLEX apartment west of Gulf
Drive. Available Oct. 1 $650 month, includes water
and trash. No pets! Call Carol Saulnier at Green Real
Estate 778-0455.

PART-TIME ROOMMATE wanted. 3BR/2BA canal
home on Anna Maria. For frequent vacationers or
travelers. $500 month including utilities. 792-4759.

GULFVIEW UPSTAIRS 3BR/2BA, screened porch.
Completely furnished. No pets. Monthly rental.
813-689-0925.

HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL vacation rentals.
Heated pool, stones throw to beach. Low summer
rates, close to shopping. 778-4368.

UPGRADING RENTAL HOUSE working Kenmore stove
and refrigerator. Good deal for you. Best offer. 778-3143.
ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT, fully-loaded, 2BR
apartment. Sun deck, porch, top location. No pets.
Vacation rental, weekly, monthly. 778-3143.


ANNUAL 3BR/2BA DUPLEX apartment. Central
heat/air, near beach, fenced yard, shadeporch. Kids,
pets, washer/dryer hookup, references, security $795
month. 778-7431.
2BR/1BA COTTAGE IN Anna Maria, near City Pier.
Bay view, fully-furnished, six-month rental at $1,200
month. Call 779-2143.
MAGNIFICENT GULF VIEW, Bradenton Beach.
Newly renovated 1 and 2BR apartments for rent -
daily, weekly, monthly or seasonal. 778-4555.



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

BARK & COMPANY REALTY. Steven M. Bark, Bro-
ker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.

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

CANALFRONT HOME with panoramic view of
Skyway lights and bay/intracoastal, 2BR/2BA and
potential 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 Company 383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

JUST COMPLETED NEW 3BR/2BA home one block
from beach. Tile floors, Berber carpet. 2901 Gulf
Drive. $218,900. 778-2316.
ANNA MARIA 2BR/1BA fully-fumished condo. Walk to
two piers, bay, Gulf, restaurants, and marina. On canal
with boat slip. $129,900. 647-5123 ext. 23 or 646-3946.


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BY OWNER duplex 2BR/2BA and 1BR/1BA, ground-
level, walk to beach, cathedral ceilings, room for pool,
two-car carport. Many extras. See to appreciate.
$219,900. Appointment, 778-7045.

WATERFRONT CONDO Westbay Point & Moorings
II. 50-ft. dock, carport, second floor, end unit, 2BR/
2BA, completely refurbished. Call voice mail, 800-
558-9008 ext. 225.

HEAR THE SURF and catch glimpses of blue Gulf
waters-all from this newly renovated Holmes Beach
house. 3BR/2BA with 2BR/1BA rental cottage. Wood
and tile throughout, brand new kitchens and appli-
ances, vaulted ceiling, French doors, decks, fire-
place. 2813 Avenue E, $279,900. 778-4523, 761-
1533, 800-977-0803.
BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA house. Tile floor in
greatroom, Berber carpet in bedrooms. Big, screened
porch. Close to shopping and dining, only a short
block from beach $218,900. John Michaels, licensed
real estate broker, Pelican Enterprises 779-1101.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY fabulous opportunity to
own 140 ft. plus on main Island drive, zoned C-3.
Super gross income. Reach Richard Freeman, Island
Real Estate 778-6066 or 800-865-0800.
DECORATOR PERFECT FURNISHINGS living room,
dining room, bedrooms, and more. See by appoint-
ment. Too many items to list. Call T. Dolly Young Real
Estate 778-0807, or 778-5427 after hours.
ONE OF A kind! Custom-built 2BR/2BA home, oversized
two-car garage, porch, 1450 sft., large lot, built 1990, walk
to beach. Plus, greenhouse for wife and workshop for
husband, 60 by 26-ft. $235,000. Fran Maxon Real Estate
778-2307 or 778-5287. Ask for Agnes or Ken.

KEY ROYALE best value on Anna Maria. Exclusive
3BR/2B home on quiet private street. Fresh, tropical,
low-maintenance landscaping, one-car garage, boat
slip available. Was $189,000, now $179,900. 606
Amassador, 761-9259.

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertising
herein is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it ille-
gal to advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limi-
tation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under
age of 18 living with parents or legal custodidn's, pregnant
women and people securing custody of children under 18. This
newspaper will not knowing accept any advertising for real es-
tate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby in-
formed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are avail-
able on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimina-
tion call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777, for the hearing im-
paired (TDD) 1-800-543-8294.


PERFECT FOR THE BEACH 1BR/1 BA
turkey furnished, rarely available down-
stairs unit just steps to the beach. Beau-
tiful lakeview, parking space by front
door, on-site management. $97,900. Call
Mary Schmidt 761-3100. #39930.
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BAYFRONT LOT Spectacular views of
bay from this rare bayfront lot centrally
located between the Manatee and
Cortez bridges. Lot measures 65 by
100 feet. is seawalled and ready for
construction. Offered at S215.000.
Contact David Moynihan 778-2246/
778-797fi eves.


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.


ISLAND FOUR-PLEX plus large
manager's office. Solar-heated pool,
wonderful views of Tampa Bay and
Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Excellent in-
come and location. S549.000. For more
information call Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty 778-2246/720-3879.


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DIRECT BAYFRONT LUXURY HOME! Cagd
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HISTORIC ANNA MARIA HOME
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lots measuring 78 X 145. Built in 1910 (see above photo). 1954
and 1994. Asking 1997 price of $219,000..
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409 Pine Ave. Anna Maria, Fl 34216
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STARTING OVER?

BY ELIZABETH C. GORSKI / EDITED BY WILL


ACROSS
1 One of a study
group?
7 Strengthen
13 Checked for
heat
20 Potential tennis
opponent?
21 Can't take
22 It may be
represented by a
tree
23 Chevy Chase
and others
24 Like a 54-Across
25 Like standard
music notation
26 Somme time
27 Start of an idle
question
30 Lip
32 Can't take
33 Old lamp fill
34 "My Friend
Flicka" author
37 Key material
39 Face of time?
43 Question, part 2
19 Gathering point
50 Beethoven's
Opus 20, e.g.
51 Washed away
52 Finger board?
53 "King-"
(1950-65 comic
strip)
54 Boot part
56 Athenian H


59 Prospector's'
dreams
60 Cold
development
62 "Apollo 13"
subject
64 Knighted dancer
-- Dolin
66 Pilothouse abbr.
67 With 69-Across,
asker of the
question
69 See 67-Across
71 Push-up aid"
74 Muff
75 Actor Andrews
77 Psychopharma-
cologist's
prescription
79 Donnybrook
82 Wasn't off one's
rocker
84 Nodding one,
sometimes
86 -- mundi
87 Cloudiness
88 Propeller holder,
perhaps
90 1954-76 national
capital
92 Helps with a con
job?
93 Question, part 3
96 Nordstrom rival
97 Work time
98 Like a
117-Across
99 Bow
100 They're heard
when Brits take
off
103 Sound from a
pen


107 Endc'the
question
116 Soccer--
117 Encircling ring
of light
118 Like AB
negative, of all
major blood
types
119 It was defeated
in 1588
121 Reedlike
122 Pilot
123 Unsubstantial
124 Service
providers?
125 Time--
126 Superlatively
slick
DOWN
I Loafer's lack
2 "West Side
Story" girl
3 Memory units
4 King of France
5 From the top
6 Musician John
7 "King of Hearts"
star
8 Up
9 Cheese place
10 Preoperative
delivery, once
11 Start of a
break-in
12 Helen's
mother
13 Smooth
14 How baroque
architecture is
ornamented
15 Digging, so to
speak
16 A-line line


SHORTZ
17 Intoxicating
Polynesian
quaff
18 Major Hoople's
outburst, in old
comics
19 Take-out order?
28 They may be
lent
29 Twelve
31 Infatuated with
35 Get a move on
36 Masters
37 lamb
38 Dwell
39 Botherer
40 One way to
serve coffee
41 Plot, perhaps
42 Big name in
chips
43 Autocrats
44 Toast beginner
45 Archilochus
work
46 It doesn't sting
47 Hero of
medieval
romances
48 They might get
drunk in the
summer
49 His "4"was
retired
55 It's good to meet
them
57 Red-
(Japanese food
fish)
58 Vantage point
61 North American
dogwoods
63 Shade provider


65 Unliquidated?
68 "Tuning in the
U.S.A."
broadcaster:
Abbr.
70 68-Down's
medium
71 "You are
correct!"
72 Talk a blue
streak
73 It may precede
other things
74 Some are lean
76 In --way
78 Head set?


79 Corp. recruits 94 Beekeeper's
80 Portoferraio's exclamation?
place 95 "Now-- you


81 Vichyssoise
ingredient
83 Schussboomer's
transport
85 Took away
(from)
89 Accident-
assessing
areas, briefly
91 Wonderment
93 Dispute
subjects,
perhaps


97 Greeter
100 Spelling and
Amos
101 Skip--
102 Focus of some
tests
104 Effigy
105 Meeting points
106 It's
headquartered
in Troy, Mich.


107 Stinger
108 Molokai show
109 Vultures were
sacred to him
110 Carnival sight
III Winged one in
Wonderland
112 Latin Iwoid
113 Collapsed
114 Highland
toppers
115 Oblast on the
Oka
120 What "5" can
mean


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