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THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND FREE WEEKLY NEWS HAPPENINGS DINING SPORTS REAL ESTATE


ISLANDER


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Oyster Bar restaurant owner bails out


By Susan K. Kesselring and David Futch
Islander Reporters
Is it greed, grandstanding or good-bye from John
Home?
Whatever the reason, Home "packed his bags" and
began vacating his restaurant operation on the historic city
pier on Tuesday the same day a scheduled first read-
ing of the most recent draft of a new pier lease was to be
held at the evening commission meeting.
Phil and Ben Seay have held a 12-year lease with
the city that expires Sept. 30. The city commission,
Home as operator, and Phil Seay have been in new


lease negotiations since January.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe said Home called him
Monday to find out where he stood on the lease.
Wolfe voted against the new lease because he says
the contract was breached at least four times. It was
nearly tabled by a 3-2 vote on Wolfe's motion at a spe-
cial meeting held Sept. 21.
Commissioner Max Znika said he wasn't sure if
Home was posturing to get the'city to change its lease
terms. He said he's disgusted that Home would pull out
at the eleventh hour.
Znika said money may have been the root of the


Clearly visible from Anna Maria and for sale
The U.S. Coast Guard says it no longer needs the lighthouse and 55 acres of property on Egmont Key, three miles
from Anna Maria's northernmost point. This aerial view by Jack Elka makes it look attractive, but other federal
agencies will have first call on the structure, then state and local governmental entities. The light is surrounded by
a park, wildlife refilge and Tampa Bay waters, and is managed jointly by the Coast Guard, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, and the Florida State Park Service. Built in 1858, no storm has ever breached its 16-inch-thick
walls. Its 200,000 candlepower is visible for 22 miles in ideal weather. For more on the lighthouse, see inside.


Warning signs
By Paul Roat
Signs warning motorists of problems with barrier
island bridges are again under discussion by regional
transportation planners.
Members of the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization Monday agreed to ask cities and
the two counties of their willingness to have the signs
installed. For signage at the Cortez and Anna Maria
Island bridges, cost is estimated at S76,286 for eight
signs on the mainland only. $135.377 for 13 signs in-
cluding five on Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key.
MPO members didn't indicate where funding
would come from. Suggestions were made for cities to
fund their respective signs, for the two counties to pick
up the tab. or for some combination of city-county rev-
enue to be used. or to seek state or federal funds.
However. Florida Department of Transportation
District Secretary David Twiddv said if state funds
were used, it would probably have to be included in the
usual workplan funding allocation schedule. meaning
the earliest the signs could go up would be 2004.
He said he would continue to try to find revenue
sources to expedite the signage.
Beside the funding uncertainty is the cost projec-
tions. DOT District Traffic Engineer Chuck Lovell said
each location selected has underground utilities which
would have to be relocated at an as-yet-to-be deter-
mined cost not included in signage cost projections.
Longboat Key Vice Mayor John Redgrave said
town commissioners had indicated a willingness to


again proposed
proceed with the project on their own, telling town
motorists of bridge problems with the Cortez, Anna
Maria Island and Ringling bridges. He said the matter
was expected to come up at a commission meeting in
October for further discussion.
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore asked if
a more modest approach to signage couldn't be un-
dertaken something like a "flip" design that law
enforcement officers could uncover during a bridge
problem, then cover again when the bridge was re-
paired.
MPO Director Mike Guy said that style of sign was
discussed, but due to DOT requirements on sign height,
a problem arose for law enforcement officers in reach-
ing the signs to flip them. Guy said, and the matter was
dropped.
Portable. variable-message signs were also dis-
cussed but. at a S25.000-plus cost per portable sign. dis-
counted as being too expensive.
Manatee Count\ Commissioner Joe McClash sup-
ported the bridge sign project. "I believe it should be
done within a vear." McClash said. "be it funded by the
counties. in cooperation with the cities. from the feds
or through the state. It is rot a cost-prohibitive project."
As Twviddy put it. "I understand you want to move
fast and keep it simple. That's a clear direction."
The bridge signage proposal has been in the discus-
sion stage for about eight years. The last time the
project was seriously considered and later rejected due
to cost was in 1996.


problem. The city is asking for a base rent of $5,000 per
month or six percent of sales, whichever is greater.
Maintenance problems and $200,000 in city/grant
funds committed to repairs led Wolfe to propose shutting
the pier down and rebuilding before leasing it again.
Tuesday morning Oyster Bar staff members were
backing trucks up to the pier and loading the
restaurant's contents.
Home said, "The lease is over the 30th and we're
closing down. The Seay brothers and I have decided

PLEASE SEE OYSTER BAR, PAGE 3


Dueling petitions

pooh-pooh, laud

Island sculptures
By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Not to be outdone, art lovers in favor of two out-
door sculptures are lining up to sign a petition being
circulated by Holmes Beach resident and business
owner Steve Lardas.
The large, aluminum sculptures donated to Holmes
Beach by former Island resident/artist Linda Howard
were installed at city hall and on a traffic island at Key
Royale Drive.
"I love the sculptures," D.Coy Ducks owner Lardas
said. "Everyone I talk to thinks they're a good thing for
the city."
Resident Russ Olson, a self-proclaimed "grumpy
old man," claims the sculptures are "junk" and "don't
fit the ambience of the Island." Olson recently launched
a petition drive opposing the sculptures and says he
wants the sculptures removed.
Lardas said he became angry after hearing Olson
speak out against the sculptures on a television news
show Friday and decided to circulate the counter-pe-
tition Saturday. In 15 minutes, he said he got 40 sig-
natures.
"Who is he to say that the sculptures are not
Islandy?" Lardas asked. "They were a gift to the city
and the way I was brought up, you accept a gift gra-
ciously and say thank you. Most people think what he's
doing is pathetic."
On Friday Olson submitted his petition to city hall
containing 88 signatures. The petition expresses "dis-
approval of the recently installed sculptures on city
property" and the spending of some S1,500 of taxpay-
ers' money to refurbish these sculptures.
Lardas said he will submit his petitions prior to the
Sept. 28 commission meeting.
"Who likes the sculptures and who doesn't is not
the issue," Lardas said. "The real issue is what do
people want as public art. My feeling is that there
should be a committee of residents, including artists, to
set criteria for public art, find locations to display it and
determine who's going to maintain it."


SKIMMING THE NEWS ...
O pinions ........................................ 6
Those Were the Days ................................ 7
Announcements .................................... 10
S:ir-e:' i ......................... ........ .......... 14
Sports Rap ................. ...... ................. 16
Anna Maria Island tides ............................... 18
Real estate ............................ ................. 20
Business........ ................................... 21
Crossword puzzle.................................... .... 28


SEPTEMBER 29, 1999






IM PAGE 2 0 SEPTEMBER 29, 1999 E THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER


Anna Maria'


building


official case


heads to trial

By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Seven weeks after being arrested for brandishing
a loaded .22-caliber handgun at another driver near
the Sunshine Skyway Bridge toll booths, Anna
Maria's building official, Phil Charnock, has entered
a plea of not guilty to the charge against him.
Originally charged with a felony, the state
attorney's office reviewed the arrest, interviewed the


Originally
charged with a
felony, the state
attorney's office
reviewed the
arrest and
charged
Charnock with
improper
exhibition of a
firearm.

office.


victim and charged
Charnock with improper
exhibition of a firearm. If
convicted of the misde-
meanor, Charnock will face
a maximum penalty of one
year in jail and up to a
$1,000 fine.
Neither Charnock or
his attorney-Mark Lipinski
were in Manatee County
Judge Matt McMillon's
courtroom Sept. 23. The
plea was pre-filed, accord-
ing to the state attorney's


Charnock was charged with aggravated assault
as a result of a confrontation with driver Sam
Lawton Aug. 6 as both drivers approached the north-
bound Sunshine Skyway Bridge toll booth.
Two days after the road-rage incident, Charnock
said, "It was a stupid mistake. I wish I would have
pulled over at the very start."
Charnock states he was pushed over two lanes
by an "oblivious" Lawton, who was talking on a cell
phone.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported that
Lawton claims Charnock refused to allow him to
merge onto Interstate 275 and that Charnock blared
his horn the entire time Lawton attempted to make
his way over to the next lane.
In a statement filed by the Florida Highway Patrol,
Lawton said Charnock sped up, spinning his tires, as he
exited the toll booth. Charnock tailgated him for a
couple of miles on the bridge and then pulled along side
his car and held up a gun, pointing to it, for Lawton and
his wife to see, according to the report.
The Lawtons used their cell phone to notify po-
lice and followed Charnock to his boat-home in St.
Petersburg, where troopers caught up with him.
Following his investigation into the case, Assis-
tant State Attorney Bruce Lee lowered the charge.
Lee said factors contributing heavily to his deci-
sion were that Charnock did not point the gun directly
at Lawton and he did not have his hand in a firing po-
sition. Also. Charnock kept his windows up as he pro-
ceeded at a normal rate of speed past Lawton's vehicle
without attempting to stay side by side with Lawton.
Lee said if Charnock is convicted, the judge will
most likely give him probation because he doesn't
have prior convictions.
The Anna Maria City Commission has not taken
disciplinary action against Charnock. who earns a
S41,106 per year salary as the city's building official
and public works director. Commissioners have ap-
proved a 5 percent raise for the coming budget year.
Charnock has been employed with the city for
four years.
At the time of Charnock's arrest. Mayor Chuck
Shumard said he would support Charnock through-
out his ordeal and he still stands by his employee.
Commissioner Doug Wolfe attempted to bring
Charnock's arrest up for discussion at an Aug. 10
commission meeting, but Shumard refused to allow
public discussion of the matter.
Wolfe is the only city commissioner who has
spoken in favor of Charnock's suspension %x without
pay. pending adjudication of the charge.
A pre-trial conference date had not been set at
press time. The assistant state attorney presently
handling the case is Steve Vianna.


Up and away
Although it was a little soggy, the action was still intense for the seven teams that played volleyball Sunday at
the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach to benefit the Tingley Memorial Library. About $1,200 was
raised for the library, which plans to use the funds to buy new books. Winning team was Southside Athletics,
which won a $125 gift certificate to either the Beach House, Sandbar or Mar Vista, plus T-shirts and other
prizes. Second place went to Jeff's Concrete, and third to the Sandbar team. Other teams placed in the follow-
ing order: Bradenton Beach Police Department, Anna Maria/West Side Fire Department, Firkins Chrysler-
Plymouth-Jeep-Suzuki, and Beach House. Islander Photo: Paul Roat



Bridge policy session Nov. 4-5


A symposium with the goal of developing a
standard replacement bridge policy for Florida has
been scheduled for Nov. 4-5 in Orlando.
The conference is to "identify ways to enhance
existing or new policies to improve how bridge de-
cisions are made in the state," according to the
event organizers.
Statewide not-for-profit group 1000 Friends of
Florida is hosting the conference. Sponsoring the
symposium is the Florida Department of State, the
Florida Department of Transportation and the Met-
ropolitan Planning Organizations Advisory Coun-
cil with support from the National Trust for Historic
Preservation.


At issue is the process where DOT officials
propose to replace aging Florida bridges with
spans that sometimes do not meet the desires of
local residents. At times the replacement is a high,
fixed-span bridge; other times it is a drawbridge of
the same scale as previously built; in some rare
cases, tunnels are built.
Cases in point are the Cortez and Anna Maria
Island bridges, which will remain as they are only
because of a dogged fight to retain them at the cur-
rent scale, versus a decision by a state administra-
tive law judge last week to replace the Ringling
Bridge from St. Armands to Sarasota with a
"megabridge."


Holmes Beach to regulate parking,

hours at 63rd St. boat ramp


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
With its 63rd Street boat ramp swimming in woes
from oversized boats and uncontrolled parking, the
Holmes Beach city commission recently discussed ways
to alleviate its problems.
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens, who lives be-
side the ramp. presented the following list of suggestions:
Restrict the size of watercraft to a maximum length
of 20 feet.
Restrict operating hours form 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Enforce the overnight parking ban.
Restrict use to Island residents and property owners.
Prohibit boaters from powering their watercraft onto
trailers.
Post wake policies, parking regulations and rules of
operation.
Redefine the original parking area v.ith ropes and
pilings.
Direct boat trailer parking to the area south of the
tennis courts.
Charge a 525 user fee.
Chairman Roger Lutz said he didn't think the ramp
could he restricted to Tslander-onlv use.


"People from all parts of the state come and take up
the parking and Islanders can't use it," Mayor Carol
Whitmore said. "It should be for Island property owners
and residents."
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger asked how the city
acquired the property and Whitmore said it was given to
the city by the Holmes family.
'Then it's for public use," Bohnenberger noted.
Lutz said some of the suggestions are not practical,
such as requiring boaters to winch their watercraft onto
trailers rather than power them on.
"Seaside Gardens owns that street." Whitmore noted,
-The residents pay to pave it and it now major traffic goes
to the boat ramp and tears up the street. And the ramp was
never intended to handle the boat traffic it gets today. It
v as originally supposed to be for small boats and skiffs."
"We need to do this in a way that makes sense and can
be enforced." Lutz stressed. "The easiest, most effective
way is to use an old Longboat Key trick- control the
parking, which we can do."
Commissioners agreed they would focus on sugges-
tions that are enforceable such as restricting hours of op-
eration, defining parking, enforcing parking rules and
noting better signage listing rules and regulations.





THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E SEPTEMBER 29, 1999 0 PAGE 3 EI

Man dies in head-on crash at public beach


A Holmes Beach man was killed Sunday night at
Manatee County Public Beach when his 1995 yellow
Harley-Davidson motorcycle struck the concession
stand.
The man in his mid-30s was not wearing a helmet
and died at the scene, Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale
Stephenson said.
Bryan L. Stocks, 33, moved to Holmes Beach from
Orlando two weeks ago and had been living at 3301
Gulf Drive. He originally was from Kansas.
"All we can tell is that he was on Manatee Avenue


OYSTER BAR, FROM PAGE 1
not to pursue further negotiations."
Home would not comment as to their reasons.
Busily working a cell phone on the pier, Horne
was overheard during a call to say he informed the
city Tuesday morning he was leaving.
Horne said he has another restaurant location on
U.S. 41 in Sarasota, but during a second call, he told
the other party on the phone it was on Tallevast and
Lockwood Ridge roads.
Ralph Russell, 11-year owner of Rotten Ralph's
Waterfront Restaurant and a resident of Anna Maria,
submitted a bid for the operation of the pier restau-
rant when negotiations for the new lease began.
A couple of weeks ago Russell submitted a sec-
ond proposal to the city after learning negotiations
were stalled. He offered to take over the restaurant
on the same lease terms the city offered Home.
Russell said Tuesday he could be up and running
in a month if the city grants him a lease.
One Oyster Bar employee, who asked that she
not be identified, said this is the second time Home
and the Seays have done this to her and other em-
ployees, first at the former Anchorage restaurant and
now at the pier.
She said, "If you're smart you could see the writ-
ing on the wall. Home wasn't making any repairs out
there."
She said, "Horne and the Seay brothers are car-


and came through the intersection and continued on
and started applying his brakes," Stephenson said. "He
skidded into the wall while he was doing about 40
mph."
Witnesses said the man sped up as he was going
through the parking lot, but he could have been down-
shifting, Stephenson said.
"We've all seen that motorcycle before so he may
have just moved here or he visits here," he said. "It was
raining and there were some skid marks."
Stephenson said he doesn't believe alcohol was


Oyster bar closing
Kevin Snyder hauls boxes offrozen French fries and
seafood away from the Anna Maria City Pier on
Tuesday after operator John Home locked the
restaurant doors. Islander Photo: David Futch
petbaggers."
Mayor Chuck Shumard also would not com-
ment. He said he didn't know where negotiations got
hung up.


involved. However, a toxicology report won't be com-
plete for two weeks.
Anyone with information in reference to the acci-
dent or the victim's relatives is asked to call
Stephenson at 708-5804.



Anna Maria City
None scheduled.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
10/7, 7 p.m., Commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
10/6, 7 p.m., Parks and Beautification Advi-
sory Board.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.


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ISLAND BUDGETS READY FOR NEXT YEAR


Anna Maria
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Barring rainy days, Anna Maria city officials fore-
cast it will cost $1.65 million dollars to manage the
city's affairs in the coming fiscal year.
With a dozen people present at the Sept. 21 final
budget hearing, commissioners voted 4 to 1 to adopt
the 1999-00 budget.
The total is down from 1.9 million for the current
fiscal year, a decrease of about 9 percent.
As he did last year, Commissioner Doug Wolfe
voted against the budget because he disagrees with the
city doling out money to nonprofit organizations.
The city will donate $22,000 to various groups in
the coming budget year, up from $18,000 this year.
Wolfe said the city has absolutely no obligation to
give away its citizens' money.
"If we have $22,000 to give away, then I say we've
overtaxed our citizens by $22,000," he said.
Commissioner George McKay asked that $1,500
be set aside for a salary increase for City Clerk Laura
Vogel. The commission recently approved a 5 percent
increase for its employees except Vogel and other new
staff members.
Commissioners agreed to re-visit a raise for Vogel
after her six-month probationary period in November.
The budget was amended to include the raise
should it be approved by the commission. It was deter-
mined that money is available for this purpose because
of a $10,000 error. The city budgeted twice for repairs
and maintenance to city roads.
The lion's share of the budget is split among the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office and the salaries of
city staff. The city's police contract is $332,318, up
from $323,749 the current year, while salaries and re-
lated expenses are $320,948, up from $309,219 the
current year.
No large scale capital improvements are scheduled,
but commissioners have set aside $100,000 in match-
ing funds for renovation of the city pier. Estimated
costs for the total project exceeded $800,000 and com-


missioners have not determined if they will completely
restore the pier or patch problem areas.
The city will receive more money from property
taxes, $539,468, up from $516,730, due to increased
taxable property values.
Commissioners unanimously approved an ordi-
nance establishing 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 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.
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.
Voters declined continuation of a one-cent sales
tax in a county-wide referendum last November, but
McElheny and Mayor Chuck Shumard suggested the
commission and its citizens get on the bandwagon
should it roll around again.
Both said the city accomplished a great deal for its
residents by using the money for the city's infrastruc-
ture, including road and drainage improvements.
The budget year runs from Oct. 1, 1999, to Sept.
30, 2000.

Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach has a budget for the next fiscal
year, but not without hearing an earful from one resi-
dent over a lack of control on spending.
Resident Mollie Sandberg pointed to "excessive
'work sessions,' where some I have attended were ob-
viously the result of the commission either not doing
their homework in preparation for commission meet-
ings or unwilling to render an opinion without exces-
sive oration."
She also charged Mayor Connie Drescher for hav-
ing City Attorney Alan Prather attend workshops -
and charge for his attendance when she should have
done research without his assistance.


At issue was the reinvestment of funds to provide
operating capital for the Tingley Memorial Library.
"You, Madame Mayor, made no effort to educate
yourself by asking library staff or board members for
the facts," Sandberg, who is a volunteer at the library,
said.
"Nothing had reached the stage where legal advice
was necessary. The attorney, who Lord knows has
enough to do keeping up with the city's legal require-
ments, had to spend his time doing what the mayor
chose not to do. Who paid the bill for this? The library
budget was charged."
When Sandberg finished her presentation to the
commission, she handed the city clerk $6.60 in cash "to
reimburse the city for having the attorney listen to my
diatribe."
Other than Sandberg's "diatribe," the city's
$1,833,683 budget for fiscal year 1999-00 was unani-
mously adopted, with Commissioner Bill Arnold ab-
sent. The fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
The 1999-00 budget raises property taxes by 1.6
percent 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 prop-
erty 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 homestead exemp-
tion, that means Bradenton Beach property taxes will
be $194 next year, up $3 from this year's tax hit.
About the only change in line items within the bud-
get was a reduction of $20,400 for improvements to the
city's police station, and a shift of that same amount to
pave streets. Those funds come from a sunseted one-cent
sales tax earmarked for infrastructure.

Holmes Beach
The Holmes Beach City Commission unanimously
approved a spending plan for next fiscal year. There
was no public comment on the budget, which goes into
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Egmont Key lighthouse, grounds for sale


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
A landmark by sea and land for nearly a century
and a half is up for sale, but there is no chance at all that
it will fall into developers' hands as some feared.
The Egmont Key lighthouse is excess property, no
longer needed, says the U.S. Coast Guard. It wants to
dispose of the historic light and its 55 acres of sandy
land on the shrinking island three miles north of Anna
Maria Island.
It is in the hands of the federal General Services
Administration, which has several steps to take before
the old beacon's fate can be decided. Other federal
agencies will have first call on the structure, then state
and local governmental entities.
The light is surrounded by a park and wildlife ref-
uge and Tampa Bay waters, and has been managed
jointly by the Coast Guard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, and the Florida State Park Service, said LeRay
McBay, GSA real estate specialist based in Atlanta.
She noted that Congress established the 250-acre wild-
life refuge in 1974.
Situated as it is, there can be no commercial devel-


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Wanted: good home for lighthouse. Islander Photo:
courtesy Jack Elka Photography


Egmont park manager
speaks Tuesday
Egmont Key Park Ranger Robert Baker will
speak on the history of the key at the Island
Branch Library Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m.
Baker will give a brief history of the key and
discuss the value of the key as a wildlife refuge.
Tickets are required to attend and are avail-
able at the library's circulation desk. A total of 75
tickets, limited to two per person, are available
for the free talk.
The library is at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call 778-6341.

opment there, and McBay feels it is "very likely" it will
end up as a park or historic monument at any rate,
remain in public hands and for public use.
Egmont Key's history is mainly of wars that never
happened there. Civil War soldiers were there, captured
Indians have been held prisoners, Fort Dade was built on
the island to protect Tampa Bay in the Spanish-American
War, and soldiers trained there in World War I.
The island has been drastically eroded over the
years, and the facilities and gear that the sea didn't
overwhelm have weathered and worn to decrepitude.
Last May the crumbling power plant, mess hall, muni-
tions bunkers and mining casement were demolished
by explosives experts.
Gun batteries are mere blocks of concrete in 10
feet of water hundreds of feet off the island's south-
western shore.
The lighthouse is the second one to help mariners
into Tampa Bay. The first was built in 1847 of brick,
standing 87 feet tall. Just after it was completed a storm
damaged it and in 1855 another storm wrecked it.
Its replacement was built in 1858, and no storm has
managed to breach its 16-inch-thick walls. Its 88-step
spiral staircase let visitors stand next to the light, its
200,000 candlepower visible for 22 miles in ideal weather.
The structure has remained a shining white mag-
net to the eye, visible from the Island, some of the rest
of the Manatee County shoreline and from the Sun-


shine Skyway Bridge.
Egmont is accessible only by boat, and the wildlife
refuge is off limits to anyone but wildlife officials and
Park Ranger Bob Baker. Local charter and tour boats,
however, make daily trips to the park, which is also
popular with boaters.
The Egmont light is one of eight that the Coast
Guard is getting rid of in Florida. The others are at
Boca Grande, Cape Canaveral, Crooked River, Amelia
Island, Cape St. George, Ponce de Leon at New
Smyrna Beach, and Sanibel Island.
GSA's McBay said the disposal process is intricate
and slow, that next spring is the earliest any action
could be expected.


BUDGET, FROM PAGE 4
effect Oct. 1.
The total budget is $4,027,249, a drop of more than
$2 million from last year's budget due to the loss of infra-
structure income from a sales tax. The actual operating
portion of the budget is $2,827,249, with the rest of the
budget encompassing carryovers and reserves.
The property tax rate is 2.25 mills, the same as last
year. A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of
property, less any applicable exemptions. However, the
rate is a 4.35 percent increase over the roll-back rate,
which will provide the city with an additional $47,287.
The roll-back rate is the amount of money needed to
bring in the same amount of revenue to the city.
A resident with a home valued at $100,000 taking
a homestead exemption of $25,000 would pay about
$169 to the city in property taxes.
Highlighting the budget is the general government
category, which shows a drop from $1,058,455.10 to
$363,999, a result of eliminating expenses related to
opening the new city hall last year.
The overall budget includes a proposal to pay off
the $1,216,593 debt service on city hall ($1,161,449
principle and $55,144 interest), $22,000 in mitigation
grant funds from Manatee County, $40,000 in grant
funds from the Hagen Trust and $255,372 for dredging
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Quantum leap
Sometimes it can be tough to give something away.
We've got some pretty kitschy items at the office,
including a decorated coconut "goldfish" and an antique
abalone lamp, no one's ever asked about. But, we've also
got a 1940s photo of Cortez, a watercolor by Joan
Abrahamson Voyles and a carved-wood tarpon "mount"
that lots of folks admire. Oh, well.
Linda Howard, a former resident of Holmes Beach
and inarguably a nationally recognized, collected artist,
donated four sculptures to the city, two large, two small.
Hurrah, said Mayor Carol Whitmore and Commis-
sion Chairman Roger Lutz.
Pooh, says Commissioner Don Maloney and some of
his Key Royale cronies.
"Grumpy" Russ Olson, so known for his opinion col-
umn when he's sorely motivated, started a petition in op-
position to the works.
D.Coy Ducks owner Steve Lardas has begun a
counter-point petition in favor of the sculptures.
So it goes in the art world. Almost always, some like
it, some don't. How about Andy Warhol's tomato soup
painting? Or the Chicago Picasso at Civic Center Plaza?
At 50 feet high and weighing 162 tons, it was heralded on
its installation in 1967.
Three eminent foundations came forward to under-
write the cost of fabricating and erecting the sculpture.
And Picasso refused a fee for his work, preferring to give
it as a "gift to the people of Chicago."
Chicago received many expressions of congratula-
tions on its important acquisition. Time magazine praised
the city's "vigor and vision" and described the work as
"one of the most magnificent windfalls in its history."
It became a part of Chicago, and so did its creator
Pablo Picasso, without ever visiting the United States.
Without claiming credentials from the "art world," we
can simply tell you that you don't need to like Howard's
work, or love it, to appreciate its value. Besides the dol-
lar value of the pieces, they speak verses of virtual, glow-
ing poetry about our area to newcomers and visitors.
We've taken a quantum leap from vacation destina-
tion into refinement.
Finally, we have a landmark that can be admired and
appreciated, compared and critiqued, photographed and
heralded. We've reached beyond the natural beauty of our
palm trees, sunsets and beaches. These sculptures can be
seen as reflecting a gleaming, energetic and enlightened
soul underlying our community.
In a community where change is seldom seen as good,
the emergence of public art here should be viewed as evo-
lution and isn't it about time?
We hope there will be more public art to come, to
awaken our senses and challenge our thinking.
Will you like it? Who cares.
Think of it like Spam. It's just a matter of taste.


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To each his own
With respect to the recently donated city sculp-
tures, I would recommend we remember the Coperni-
can Principle the rule that in trying to understand the
world, a person should not assume that he or she occu-
pies a privileged position.
Herbert G. Anderson, Holmes Beach

A touch of class, not bike racks
The Cracker applauds the Holmes Beach City
Commission for accepting and installing the two alu-
minum sculptures now gracing the city. A touch of
class, indeed!
Much to his dismay, a recent visitor, upon viewing
these objets d' art for the first time, was heard to re-
mark, "These are the coolest bicycle racks I've ever
seen.
Gib Bergquist, Holmes Beach

Reflections of sculpture
Recent rains enhanced. multiplied the beauty of the
sculpture at city hall by reflecting it in the large rain-
water puddle.
How much more impressive this sculpture would
be in a round or elliptical reflecting pond.
Francine Slack, Holmes Beach

Beauty is in the eye
of the beholder
Some like it and some don't. And the debate will
be endless.
The real issue is that a nationally-known artist who
has lived for many years in our town is donating a valu-
able piece of her art work to the City of Holmes Beach.
This is Linda Howard's deed to Anna Maria Island.
As far as I'm concerned. I like it. After all. Paris
went in an uproar after the Eiffel Tower wvas built. It
now stands as its signature.
Andre Renard, Hoi'ni; Beacd:

Work for parking praised

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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
is nowhere to park. Let's not let this happen on Anna
Maria!
Barb Wilson, Perico Island
Thank you bowlers
We would like to thank everyone who showed up
at our bowline fundraiser. Your generosity and support
made it the best ever. The place was sold out and we
raised more money for kids than ever before.
More people means more work. A special thank
you to Sharon and Sue O'Connor and Jen Lowman for
doing the sign up by far the hardest job. Also, our
sponsor, The Islander Bystander, not only for the TV,
but also because your publicity is the reason we had
close to 300 people at the bowling alley a first-time
full house.
Also, thanks to Peggy Geyer and Dee McKenzie
who sold raffle tickets bringing in more than $2,000.
And thanks to the Copeland family for showing their
true colors adding to the donations.
Thanks to Jess Jewelers for a "grand" prize, the
Sandbar, Sign of the Mermaid, D.Coy Ducks, Marina
Bay, Duffy's, Brian's Sunnyside Up, Gulf Drive Cafe,
Anna Maria Oyster Bar, Bridge Tender Inn, Hannan's
Irish Pub, Island Discount Tackle, Anna Maria Island
Privateers, Circuit City and Barb's Video.
And, oh yeah, Sean Murphy. C'mon buddy, dinner
for four at Bistro at Island's End, dinner for two at the
Beach B; iro w itth a nights stay at the Beach inn and a
S200 case of wine. You know it's for a good cause. Do
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Part 18, A Soldier's Story
by June Alder


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The Argonne Forest north of Verdun on the River Meuse was the final major
battleground of "the war to end all wars."


HELL BROKE LOOSE


Even as diplomats were negotiat-
ing an armistice, American soldiers
were fighting and dying in the
Argonne Forest in October 1918.
Clair Jones of Anna Maria Key was
among them. His friend Will Austin
chronicled those final horrible weeks
of the "war to end all wars."

Sunday, Oct. 13, 1918: Left camp
at 7:30 p.m. all those physically fit
(150 men went, we were 100 men
short). Marched to a point on the road
near Mantilly and stayed for the night in
low bushes by the roadside. There was
a shell hole beside our tent about 30 feet
across and 15 to 18 feet deep. Clair and
I could not dig in on account of the
roots, so when big shells came over we
thought we were "for it."
Oct. 14: Still at same place. Rain,
much shelling. Company F has two men
killed and six wounded. Our company
has two wounded. There were French
batteries here in the valley below the
road. These shells were intended for
them. Fritz sent over at one time 92
"duds" in succession that did not ex-
plode. Left at 3 p.m., camped on the side
of a hill about one mile from No Man's
Land. Our first duty was to bury the
German and American dead and make
the place sanitary.
Oct. 15: Last night we lay behind a
large beech tree that had been knocked
over by a shell. About midnight the Ger-
mans threw a barrage at us and this


President Woodrow Wilson sought for
months to end the slaughter.


morning there were six dead Ameri-
cans and one dead German in camp.
[The rain and the heavy bombing went
on for three days].
Oct. 18: Beautiful night last night,
and today we tried to dry our clothing
and blankets. But hell broke loose at 5
p.m. Six horses killed and the balance
wounded. About one shot per minute
was sent into camp about 50 shots in
all.
Oct. 19: At 11 p.m. all comnrs-
sioned officers of the First and Third
Platoons were ordered to Capt.
Littlejohn's rooms. We were to fight in
support of the Seventh Infantry, who
were to take Clair Chenes Woods, then
Hill 297 and Hill 299 by assault at 7
o'clock tomorrow morning, the 20th.
Our force consisted of two captains,
Littlejohn and Thitten, two platoon ser-
geants, four duty sergeants, seven cor-
porals and 49 privates.
Clair and I exchanged addresses,
promising each other we would write
home in case one of us should "go
West" the next day and the other be
spared.
Oct. 20: We left camp at 12:30
a.m. and arrived at the edge of No
Man's Land at 2 a.m. As we dug fox
holes, both the German and American
artillery opened fire. Our location, as
usual, was between the lines of fire, and
the German fire fell short, striking in
the fields all around us.
The American barrage was sup-
posed to clear the way for the infantry.
They were to go over at 7 o'clock and
take Hills 297 and 299. We were to fol-
low at 7:15 to place machine guns.
Clair and I lay down in our foxhole
to get as much rest as possible but the
explosives were dropping so thickly
and the rain falling in such torrents, we
were very uncomfortable. The water
slowly rose so that by early morning
we were lying in five inches of mud
and water. Our main efforts were to
protect our guns from the wet.
Zero hour came. We were relieved
to receive the order to fix bayonets and
be prepared to attack. Anything was
better than lying half frozen in mud and
water.

Next: Death on
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Anna Maria ditch doesn't do what it ought to


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
"Fill in that expensive, useless sewer and give us
back our usable, grassy public beach access."
Those words were from Anna Maria City resident
Bunny Garst to Mayor Chuck Shumard and city com-
missioners in a letter Feb. 3 a letter she says is un-
answered.
Garst was referring to a concrete drainage ditch the
city installed over natural terrain her neighborhood
public beach access in 1996. The ditch is flanked by
homes. The city contracted Harlan R. Sunquist Sr. of
Sun Contracting Inc. to do the work.
Garst feels she's being ignored by elected officials.


Holmes Beach approves
paving contract
Gator Asphalt trucks will soon be seen in Holmes
Beach as the company begins an $80,107 paving con-
tract with the city. The work is included in the 1998-
99 budget.
Streets slated for repaving include:
Ivanhoe Lane.
North Point Drive.
Peacock Lane.
Haverkos Lane.
29th Street from Gulf Drive to Avenue B.
35th Street from Fourth to Sixth avenues.
Palm Harbor to the South Harbor intersection.
46th Street.
50th Street from Second to Fifth avenues.
Fifth Avenue from 50th Street to 52nd Street.
51st Street from Gulf Drive to Fifth Avenue.
52nd Street from Fifth Avenue to the marina.
56th Street from Flotilla Drive to the cul-de-sac.
500 block of 67th Street.
500 block of 69th Street.
100 block of 75th Street.
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March 1997, was unanswered, she said.
In her letter she explained what happened during
a storm in October 1996 that hours before water
washed over the seawall it was pouring through holes
put in the seawall by the contractor.
No back-flow devices were installed to keep the
saltwater from ruining homes and landscaping in the
area, she said.
Garst said the ditch is supposed to gently slope to
the bay from North Shore Drive, but it doesn't.
She wrote the city again Feb. 3 to address the struc-
tural damage caused to homes in the area as a result of
the flood-prone ditch, but this time she said she was
more concerned with the safety of herself and others.
Garst said she has fallen at the seawall and has seen
three other people fall because steps haven't been re-
placed since they washed away.
The steps were put in place because the concrete
walkway is lower than the ground. The seawall is too
high to climb over and only a concrete block provides
a step up.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock told The Is-
lander Bystander he's fixed the problem. Charnock
said he contracted in June to install two additional
drains for percolation and a flapper valve to discourage
water from backing into the ditch.
Charnock said the wooden steps didn't weather
well and he doesn't intend on replacing them because
the drainage ditch isn't a public access.
The beach access is north and south of the ditch, he
said.
Part of the reason the ditch flooded was because the
city didn't keep up with maintenance and Australian
pine needles and other debris clog the drains. "It
shouldn't be a problem now," he said.
Photographs taken by Garst in August and Septem-
ber, two months after repairs were completed, show
water flooding the ditch.
Garst said surrounding residents are still getting
flooded, but no one seems to care.
Her letter asked city officials, "How badly hurt does
someone have to be before you correct this problem?"


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the natural one, and serves as an impediment to
beachgoers. Islander Photo: Courtesy Bunny Garst

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Cortez villagers head north for advice


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Taking their new tasks seriously from the word
go, a carload of Cortez leaders headed north this
week to get tips on how to make their village what
they want it to be.
Six of them were to leave for Panama City
Tuesday to study the works of other areas that have
preceded Cortez in the state's Waterfront Florida
program to preserve their fishing heritage.
The six representatives were named at an orga-
nization meeting of the Waterfront Cortez Commit-
tee in the old firehouse that they will make new in
the next several months.
Car-pooling to the Panhandle were Blue
Fulford, Karen Bell, Mary Fulford Green, Joe
Rubin, Ken Jenkins and J.B. Crawford. They were
accompanied by Janet Hoffman, newly named by
Manatee County as program manager.
At Panama City they're getting nearly two
days of coaching from people who have been
through the Waterfront Florida program for their
home areas of St. Andrews, Mayport and San
Marcos Island. Also helping are officials of the
state program from Tallahassee.
Waterfront Florida is designed to help commer-
cial fishing communities damaged by the ban on
offshore net fishing adopted by statewide referen-
dum in 1995. It goes into those communities "to


help people do what they want to do to help their
communities survive," said Hoffman.
The governing committee decided to go
ahead with refurbishing the old fire station as its
opening project, required to begin by Oct. 1 "to
demonstrate that we really want to do some-
thing," said Fulford. Cortez can apply for up to
$10,000 in state funds to do the job. The building
will be used as a community center, with office
space likely for Waterfront Cortez.
Another grant source is the state coastal man-
agement program, said Hoffman. That application
too must be in by Oct. 1, which limits the possibili-
ties. She listed three projects that would qualify -
the old 1912 school being bought with state money
for county-shared ownership, a bay access at the end
of 123rd Street, and drawing up design criteria for
new construction on the waterfront but Hoffman
said the design project probably would come first
because of the short time available and ownership
complications of the other two.
The Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage,
which Fulford heads, will have to apply for any
coastal management grants, it was noted.
Fulford and Jane Von Hahmann were elected
co-chairs of Waterfront Cortez at the meeting.
Further actions are anticipated at the next meet-
ing of the organization at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at
the firehouse.


Fire truck purchase
price misstated
No, the two new fire engines being purchased by
the Anna Maria/West Side Fire District won't have
gold-plated fixtures.
A story in last week's Islander Bystander stated the
engines would cost $600,000 each. In reality, the en-
gines will cost $306,000 each, or a total of $612,000.
Fire Chief Andy Price said the two Pierce dash
pumper trucks have been ordered and will replace two
pumpers purchased in 1968 with over 30 years of ser-
vice each. The trucks will have the capability to pump
1,250 gallons of water per minute and will carry four
firefighters.
"These trucks will have the newest technology in
firefighting a compressed air-foam system," Price said.
Foam has been recognized as a valuable product in
extinguishing fires, but had been limited to petroleum-
based fires. However, recent advancement in foam
technology has extended that capability to brush fires
and structural firefighting, Price said.
"This technology changes the way foam is used,"
Price explained. "In the past, foam was carried in buck-
ets and mixed with water through a proportioner. It was
aspirated at the nozzle to produce foam bubbles. The
new technology mixes foam and water and injects com-
pressed air before it ever leaves the truck, which will
dramatically increase the production of foam."
An additional benefit is that less water is used to
produce the foam, thus extending the capabilities of the
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The Anna Maria Island Art League will open its
annual faculty exhibit with a reception at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 1, at the league's quarters, 5312 Holmes
Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The exhibit will feature works by Regina Faya-
Rishavy, Sandra French, Barbara Singer, Pegi Clark
Pearson, Julie Claudel Stewart, Harmony Feldman
and Bob Smelser. Gallery hours are 8:45 a.m. to 2:45
p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Details are available
at 778-2099.

Guild will see
art history program
The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island will begin
its autumn season with a presentation on "Art History
at the Elementary Level" by Tracy Rosell, art teacher
at the Anna Maria Elementary School.
The program will begin with refreshments at 6:30
p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation Fellowship Hall, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach. Information may be obtained at 778-
6694.

Treat yourself
The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club will meet
for a Dutch-treat lunch at noon Monday, Oct. 4, at the
Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N.,
Bradenton Beach.
The program will be "Celebrating Diversity" con-
ducted by Rabbi B. Aiello. All Democrats and visitors
are invited to attend. Reservations are not necessary.
For further information, call Norton Niss at 778-9118.

'A Real Floridian'
topic of meeting
Bubbles Greer, retired community editor of the
Manatee edition of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, will
present a program titled "A Real Floridian" at the first
meeting of the season of the Woman's Club of Anna
Maria Island Inc. Wednesday, Oct. 6.
The meeting will be at 1 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City.
Details are available at 778-3659.

Episcopal Women
will hear of future
Senior Warden Dolly Young will discuss the future
of the church at a meeting of the Episcopal Church
Women of the Church of the Annunciation at the first
meeting of the season Thursday, Oct. 7, at 10:15 a.m.
The event will open with a business meeting, fol-
lowed by the program and a "pitch in" salad and des-
sert luncheon, all events in Lowe Hall at the church,
4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Further information
is available at 778-1638 and reservations may be made
at the church's Lowe Hall by Monday, Oct. 4.

Selby classes begin
for fall program
Autumn classes are about to begin at Marie
Selby Botanical Gardens "for avid gardeners, artists,
nature lovers and orchid enthusiasts." All are at
Selby, 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota.
October's schedule:
Saturday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m 2 p.m., attracting wild-
life to your backyard. Monday, Oct. 4, 9:30 11:30
a.m., walk through Selby with Dr. Meg Lowman.
Oct. 7, 14. 21, 9:30 a.m., watercolor workshops.
Oct. 9. 9 a.m. orchid growing. Oct. 15, 9 a.m., deco-
rating gourds. Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 1 p.m., nature
photography. Oct. 20. 9 a.m., rain forest in your
backyard. Oct. 22 or Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m., field trip on
Myakka River State Park air boat.
Oct. 23, 9 a.m., palms for Florida. Oct. 26, 9
a.m., growing Dendrobiums. Oct. 17 and 28, 10
a.m., weaving fabric with foliage. Oct. 28 and Nov.
4, 9:30 a.m., watercolors. Oct. 29, 9 a.m., mini wa-
ter gardening. Oct. 30, 9:30 a.m., drawing flowers.
Full information may be obtained at 366-5731
ext. 16.


Dugouts developing
John Fara Construction began building dugouts
for the combined Babe Ruth baseball/soccer field
in Holmes Beach Sept. 13. Concrete for the dugout
floors was delivered and spread Sept. 15. Fara
said construction will be completed this week.
Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
Reading workshop
set by writers group
The Gulf Coast Writers Group will meet at 10:15
a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, at the Island Branch Library,
5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, for a reading work-
shop.
Members are to bring original poems and essays to
read before the group.
Registration begins
at Education Center
Registration for the fall term will open Monday,
Oct. 4, at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370
Gulf of Mexico Drive.
More than 70 subjects will be offered, some with field
trips included. The center's gallery will exhibit works by
faculty and local artists throughout the season. Hours are
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays starting Monday. Details and
brochures may be obtained at 383-8811.


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Richard Watts Lawall
Richard Watts Lawall, 68, of Bradenton, died
Sept. 26 at home.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 1 at Harvey Memorial Church, 300 Church St.,
Bradenton Beach, with the Rev. Clement J. Walker
officiating. Toale Brothers Funeral Homes is in
charge of cremation arrangements. Memorial contri-
butions may be made to Thoracic Oncology Pro-
gram, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research
Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612,
or to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Lawall came to Mana-
tee County from Tuckerton, N.J., in 1996. He gradu-
ated from Columbia High School in Maplewood,
N.J., and studied drama and broadcasting at Syra-
cuse University and the Richard Stockton College of
New Jersey. He retired as executive vice president
of Grolier Educational Corporation in 1987. He
served as vice president of Island Players and volun-
teered with the Anna Maria Historical Society and
the annual beach cleanup.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann White
Lawall; a son, Richard L. Lawall of Maplewood,
N.J.; three daughters, Sharyn Lawall Dratel of
Amagansett, N.Y., Deborah Lawall Pappas of
Potomac, Md., and Patrice Lawall Hofmann of
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Cruise success, not problem


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
"I can't decently tell you how I feel about people
who got off the ship blubbering about the hard times
they had suffered they weren't suffering the day
before at the bar."
Eileen Suhre's view was much different from that
of "those whiners" at the end of their trip aboard the
cruise liner Tropicale during Tropical Storm Harvey.
She refutes just about everything those others
charged against the ship, its crew and its owner, Car-
nival Cruise Lines. The ship caught fire and lost power
in the Gulf of Mexico just as Harvey was maturing,
made a fateful turn south based on virtually all weather
projections, and limped into Port Manatee two days
behind schedule.
Some of the 1,700 passengers complained of being
terrified, of toilets not functioning, of no direction from
the crew, of being kept ignorant of the dangers.
Bosh, said the British-born Suhre, widow of former
Bradenton Beach Vice Mayor Richard Suhre. She thor-
oughly enjoyed herself and so did her companions,
brother-in-law Ray Baker of Otley, England, and
nephew Vincent of Ipswich.
"We sailed from Tampa, visited Key West on Fri-
day, then on to Playa del Carmen in Mexico. Sunday
was to be a day at sea and we were due home again
Monday morning (Sept. 20)."
She and nephew Vincent were in a dining room for
lunch when they smelled smoke and noticed waiters
looking around nervously.
Then came the fire alarm and everyone headed
from the room.
"We'd had an emergency drill so we knew what to
do we went to our cabins, donned our lifejackets and
went to our muster station.
"Many passengers went wrong because they hadn't
paid attention wheh it counted during the drill.
"Ashore, they complained that they weren't kept
informed. Well, the public address system kept us so
well and loudly advised that it almost became irritat-
ing. We were told the fire was contained, don't panic.
Those who said they didn't hear about it must have had
hearing aid battery problems or something."
Monday morning the fire was out and passengers
could return to their rooms. But then both engines
broke down and the ship was dead in the water. With-


out power, problems multiplied.
"The suction-type toilets broke down periodically
and that was inconvenient, but no big deal. At one point
we all had to er, how can I say it discreetly? well,
we couldn't use the facilities. Then we heard the toilet
suction go again, and it was a foot race."
By then Harvey was a major threat at sea and the
experts had it heading due east. "I thought, 'Please
don't blow my house down'" in Bradenton Beach. One
engine restored, the ship at least regained steerage and
headed south, away from the storm.
But, so did Harvey, causing heavier seas and more
discomfort.
"Carnival went overboard, pardon me, to care for
us. The Tropicale's sister ship Sensation diverted from
Barbados and stayed beside us. We could see her pas-
sengers taking pictures of us. The U.S. Coast Guard
was there, too, and finally there was a cute little tugboat
astern."
By Tuesday the ship's bars and swimming pools
were reopened, children's games set up in the casino,
three bands played and an extravaganza was staged,
and "there was always plenty of food throughout it all."
And Tuesday the ship headed for home around the
outer reaches of Harvey.
"People were very up, all the way," said Suhre.
"I'm not saying there weren't problems, but they
weren't major and they weren't scary, as some claimed.
Why, my brother-in-law and I as children in London
were rooted out of bed two or three times a night some-
times to go to a really dirty shelter during air raids in
World War II. That's scary. The ship wasn't."
The ship docked at Port Manatee Wednesday, Sept.
22, and by Thursday officials from the U.S. Center for
Disease Control and Prevention had inspected the ves-
sel and found no evidence of a health threat.
"I heard a lot of stupid talk about law suits and so
on," said Suhre. "But I can say we were very pleased
with the ship and the crew and the whole cruise.
"I will book another cruise, probably on the same
ship it is the most stable ship I've ever been on, even
in the heavy weather. I'll probably go on several
cruises, and not just because Carnival gave us a refund
and free cruises.
"My only complaint is that I sent my son in Colo-
rado a cable and he never got it. That's the only nega-
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Manatee County commissioners ignored three of its
leading staff members and put on hold until Oct. 12 a
decision to proceed with vendor negotiations for conces-
sions at the two county beaches.
Despite a high recommendation to enter into negotia-
tions with Dee Percifield and Gene Schaefer. several com-
missioners appeared confused about what to do.
County Administrator Ernie Padgett. Parks and Rec-
reation Director Danny Hopkins and Purchasing Manager
Rob Cuthbert were on a committee that spent weeks
interviewing four potential vendors and reviewing finan-
cial and other backup materials.
The vendors were vying for the right to run the con-
cessions at Manatee Public Beach and Coquina Beach.
It was the committee's recommendation at the Thurs-
day. Sept. 23. commission meeting that Percifield and
Schaefer continue to run the concession they've had since
1992. Percifield and Schaefer run the business under the
corporate name P.S. Beach Associates. They operate a
full-service restaurant. Cafe on the Beach, at the Manatee
Beach and a snack bar at Coquina Beach.
Although Percifield and Schaefer offered the county
the lowest lease amount to run the concessions, the three-
man committee decided it was in the county's best inter-
est to negotiate with the couple because of the superior
service they provide.
The county has received hundreds of letters and tele-
phone calls supporting Percifield and Schaefer.
"The thing I found most interesting at the meeting
was that some of the commissioners obviousiv had not
read the proposals. That. or they had another agenda.
Schaefer said. "The committee sneiled out e
that were included in each of the commissioner' a.,k-
ets.
"Apparently they didn't take time to iook a the
committee's proposal. A couple of them seemed to be
more interested in getting the most mone- for the


county. We're going to be there on Oct. 12 and we take
this seriously. We're going to continue to serve the
public to the best of our ability. We can't do more than
that."
Commission Chairman Stan Stephens said he got the
same impression as Schaefer. Stephens and Commis-
sioner Pat Glass seemed to be the only ones prepared to
make a vote.
"All the information the commissioners needed was
in the reading file. The financial package was there. Ev-
erything." Stephens said. "The only thing that wasn't there
was the health inspections, but there isn't a restaurant in
existence that doesn't have some sort of health code vio-
lation. That's what county health inspectors do.
"I asked the county administrator [Padgett] if the in-
formation and input they got today from the other com-
missioners was going to make the committee change its
recommendation and he said, 'No."'
Percifield said she didn't think the commission took
into consideration any of the letters of support from sat-
isfied customers, opting instead to get the most money
they could for the county.
Commissioners Joe McClash and Jonathan Bruce
said they were curious about why the committee recom-
mended the lowest bidder.
Padgett told commissioners the committee's guide-
lines were 70 percent subjective and 30 percent revenue.
He said Cafe on the Beach owners are a known entitiv
providing a high level of service and quality food.
Cuthbert said in the years he has been the county's
purchasing manager. "price or bids have been on the lov,
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'Dancing' offers glimpse of '30s Ireland


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Island Players kick off their 51 st season with an
unusual play seen through the eyes of a 7-year-old boy in
1930s Ireland.
For the opener of its 1999 season, Island Players have
chosen "Dancing At Lughnasa" by Brian Friel.
It will run from Friday, Oct. 8., through Sunday,
Oct. 17, with curtain times at 8 p.m. except for two
Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. There are no performances
on Monday.
"Dancing" is a portrait of life in a small village in Ire-
land in the summer of 1936. The young narrator lives there
with his mother and four aunts.
Only one of the sisters has work, forcing the family
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Elderly Uncle Jack, a priest, has just returned after 25
years at a mission in a leper colony in Uganda.
It is also the time of the festival of Lughnasa, or the
celebration of the pagan god of the harvest.
The sisters talk at length about the festival and specu-
late about attending it.
The new, rather unreliable radio comes on unexpect-
edly at times, inspiring the ladies already in a holiday
mood to dance in a wild, uninhibited fashion.
This charms the child whose memory of the event is
vivid.
As director Kelly Woodland says, "The young man
Michael, through whose memory we see the play, tends
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David B. Haynes plays the part of Michael, Joy
Dickinson is Kate, Carolyn Zaput is Maggie, Sara Trem-
bly is Agnes, Jennifer Vassel is Rose and Jenny Martin is
Chrissie.
The part of Michael's father, Gerry, is taken by An-
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 19, suspicious, 200 block of Pine Avenue.
The complainant reported an unknown person entered
the porch and moved a bag of garbage in front of the
door.
Sept. 20, domestic battery, 500 block of Spring
Avenue. The victim reported she and the suspect were
arguing and when she tried to call 911, he jumped on
top of her and held her down. A capias was issued for
the suspect.
Sept. 21, battery, 300 block of White Avenue.
The victim reported the suspect hit him in the eye with
a clenched fist and fled. A capias was issued for the
suspect.
Sept. 21, criminal mischief, 200 block of Pine
Avenue. The complainant reported an unknown person
broke the door lock on a vehicle.
Sept. 22, DWLS with knowledge, 300 block of
Coconut. The deputy said he observed the subject driv-
ing across lane markers and stopped him. The subject
had an open can of beer and a check showed his
driver's license was suspended. He was placed in cus-
tody and the deputy issued three citations.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 15, seized driver's license, 1000 block of
Gulf Drive South. The subject was illegally parked and
a check showed his driver's license was suspended,
said the report. The license was confiscated.
Sept. 17, no valid driver's license, Cortez Beach.
The officer said he observed the juvenile subject accel-
erate and pass three vehicles, driving on the shoulder


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of the road in a congested area. The officer said he
stopped the subject, who said he didn't have a driver's
license. A check confirmed that statement and the sub-
ject was released to a relative.
SSept. 17, domestic battery, resisting without vio-
lence, 100 block of Third Street South. The victim re-
ported she and the suspect became involved in an ar-
gument that turned violent when the suspect hit her on
the head. The victim said she was attempting to call
911 when the suspect pulled the phone out of the wall.
The officer observed a golf ball-size lump on the
victim's eye and placed the suspect in custody. The
officer said the suspect resisted being handcuffed and
had to be taken to the ground. He was then too intoxi-
cated to stand and had to be carried to the patrol car.
Sept. 19, bench warrant times two, Coquina
Beach. The suspect was a passenger in a vehicle that
was stopped for a traffic violation and a check showed
he had two warrants, said the report. He was placed in
custody.
Sept. 21, criminal mischief, 200 Bridge St.,
Bradenton Beach City Pier. The complainant reported
an unknown person threw eight deck. tables valued at
$800 into the water.
Sept. 21, DWLS, 100 block of Gulf Drive North.
The officer observed the subject turn onto Gulf Drive
without using a turn signal and stopped him. The sub-
ject said his driver's license was suspended and a check
confirmed that statement. He was placed in custody.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 17, theft, 300 block of 64th Street. The vic-
tim reported an unknown person removed 10 video
tapes from the residence.
Sept. 17, assist EMS, 52nd Street and Gulf Drive.
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assistance and called EMS. The subject was treated,
then the officer transported her and her bicycle to her
residence.
Sept. 17, reckless operation of a boat, Bean Point.
The complainant reported the subject was operating a
boat in a reckless manner at the Manatee County Pub-
lic Beach. The officer located the boat and operator at
Bean Point and cautioned the operator about his driv-
ing habits.
Sept. 17, theft, 3018 Avenue C, Holmes Beach
Mini Storage. The victim reported she was contacted
by personnel at two banks and told that two subjects
attempted to cash checks from her business. She
checked and discovered checks missing.
Sept. 17, bad check in the amount of $13.01, 5353
Gulf Drive, Timesaver.
Sept. 18, traffic, 6700 block of Marina Drive. The
officer said he observed the subject traveling at a high
rate of speed and stopped him. The subject said his
driver's license was stolen but a check showed he was
never issued one. The subject had no registration and
a check of the tag showed it belonged to a trailer at a
local hardware store.
The officer checked the owner listed according to
the vehicle's identification number and he said he sold
the vehicle last year. A tow truck responded to get the
vehicle, a store employee responded to get the tag and
the officer issued two summonses and a citation to the
subject.
Sept. 18, theft, 4800 block of Gulf Drive. The
victim reported an unknown person removed two rods
and reels valued at $50 from in front of the residence.
Sept. 18, suspicious, 100 block of 48th Street.
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STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 14


The officer responded in reference to a vehicle parked
in the road with its lights on and the subject asleep in-
side. The officer said he's had previous contact with the
subject, who sleeps in her vehicle due to "rays" that
affect her brain. He awoke her and advised her to move
her vehicle.
Sept. 18, vandalism, 3200 block of Sixth Avenue.
The victim reported an unknown person threw a bottle
at the residence and broke a window.
Sept. 19, found property a cockatiel, 400 block
of 63rd Street. The complainant will care for the bird
until the owner is located, said the report.
Sept. 20, animal, 300 30th St., Island Starter and
Alternator. The victim reported he was outside the busi-
ness working on a vehicle when a dog charged at him. The
victim said the dog bit him twice the previous week. The
pet owner was contacted by an animal control officer and
issued a notice to keep the dog indoors.
Sept. 20, burglary, 400 block of 62nd Street. The
victim reported an unknown person broke a rear win-
dow, smashed a television with a baseball bat and
knocked over a video player and other items.
Sept. 21, spouse battery, 300 block of 63rd Street.
The victim reported he was arguing with the suspect,
then went to bed. He said the suspect entered the bed-
room and hit him while he was sleeping. The officer
noted the victim had a bleeding cut on his face and
placed the suspect in custody.
Sept. 21, assist EMS, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer responded to assist
EMS locate four subjects who jumped off the pier to
surf in heavy waves from Tropical Storm Harvey. The
officer said they searched up to 52nd Street to no avail.
After returning to the public beach, the officer was
approached by four subjects who said they were the
ones who jumped off the pier. The subjects said they
would not attempt to surf again that day.
Sept. 21, assist fire department, 3200 block of
East Bay Drive. The officer responded to assist the fire
department with an alarm call and found it was caused
by an employee baking bread at Subway.
Sept. 21, DAV, East Bay Drive and Manatee
Avenue. The officer assisted a motorist push his dis-
abled vehicle off the road.


Sept. 22, suspicious, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee
County Public Beach. The officer ran a check on a
vehicle and found the tag was stolen in Sarasota. The
officer recovered the tag. Attempts to locate the owner
of the vehicle were unsuccessful.
Sept. 22. theft of a license plate, 8100 block of
Gulf Drive.
Sept. 22, found property a purse, 5416 Marina
Drive, Phoenix Frame.
Sept. 23, assist St. Petersburg Police Department,
5200 block of Gulf Drive. The complainant reported
the subject was looking in vehicle windows and the
officer located the subject and questioned him. The
subject said he was a runaway from St. Pete. The of-


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to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and transferred him to
the custody of a case worker.
The subject advised the officer of another runaway
who was staying in the 5400 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer located the second runaway, confirmed her sta-
tus and contacted her father.
Sept. 23, burglary to an automobile, 4000 Gulf
Drive, Manatee County Public Beach. The victim re-
ported an unknown person punched out the door lock
and removed a 35-mm camera valued at $300.
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This is not your typical short course where you can
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oaks and Florida plants and animals. Cruising down the
second fairway, a red-tail hawk flew right in front of
me.
When built, the course seemingly was carved
through a forest of trees and ponds.
There are six par fours and 12 par threes and all
greens are well-manicured, putt true and are in much
better shape than the two Manatee County courses or
Palma Sola Golf Club.
I was thinking on my way to the first tee, "Well,
this has to be a short par three just to get you going."
It turned out to be a par four, 219-yard shot with a pond
down the left side and woods all the way down the right
and a big bunker guarding half the right side of the
green. I killed a five wood that landed in the bunker and
was lucky to get up and down for a birdie.
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didn't know was there.
On the back nine, holes 11 and 12 are both 240-
yard par fours that are birdieable if you hit the ball
straight.
Number 12 has a bunker that goes all the way
across the front of the green and woods immediately
behind it. You have to hit it high and long to make it
stick.
Number 18 seems to be the signature hole on the
course, though you could say that about five or six
other holes on the course. But 18 is stunning.
It's a par four 254 yards, reachable with a good
drive as long as you can carry the ball 230 yards over
a swamp on this dog-leg right hole, then clear some 30-
foot trees right in front of the green.
The other option is to try to hit a three or four iron
down a fairway that's only 20 yards wide at the wid-
est point. The left side has guess what woods and
a pond all the way down.
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Division 1 (ages 12-13)
Oct. 1 Island Animal Clinic vs. Islander Bystander at 6 p.m.
Oct. 4 Mr Bones vs. Islander Bystander at 7:30 p.m.

Division 2 (ages 10-11) All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 Florida Yacht Connection vs. Bealls
Oct. 5 Pool America vs. Bells

Division 3 (ages 8-9) All games begin at 6 p.m.
Sept. 30 Beach Bistro vs. LaPensee Plumbing
Oct. 1 Oden Hardy vs. Palm Tree Villas
Oct. 4 LaPensee Plumbing vs. Longboat Observer
Oct. 5 Palm Tree Villas vs. Beach Bistro

Division 4 (ages 5-7)
Sept. 30 Galati Marine vs. Harry's Continental Kitchens at 6 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. Air America at 7 p.m.
Oct. 5 Island Pest Control vs. West Coast Refrigeration at 6 p.m.
Island Real Estate vs. Galati Marine at 7 p.m.
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 16
What's sweet about the Woodlands is a two-some
can finish in less than two hours, provided you hit the
ball straight.
The club offers a number of different scrambles
each week like Scotch doubles and Thursday One
Club.
The Woodlands is located at 5901 Erie Road in
Ellenton. Go a couple of miles past the Ellenton out-
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miles. It's in the middle of nowhere, which is prob-
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A Manatee County school board rule demands the
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Weather predictions, Carolina threats to come?


We all gambled on the weather and won with
Tropical Storm Harvey last week. Now, you can
"gamble" on the weather through the Chicago Mercan-
tile Exchange.
The futures market now includes weather futures
for Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati and New York. Using
a formula based on an average daily temperature of 65
degrees, investors estimate if the weather will be above
or below average. Electric charges are then adjusted to
make or lose money for investors, who are mostly in-
surance companies and large utilities.
I wonder if all my friends who are playing the stock
market are up to listening to my advice on weather fu-
-tures? I'll probably get the same reaction as I get with
all those great stock tips I hand out: "Are you out of
your mind? Forget it!"

Here's the REAL long-range
weather forecast
"The Old Farmer's Almanac" is out for next year.
I love this little book, because it's filled with more eso-
teric trivia than you could possibly want to read. Where
else can you discover that yawning and stretching is
called pandiculation, and that you pandiculate in the
mornings but hardly ever at night? Or what the gesta-
tion period is for a seal? (330 days, by the way.)
And of course there's the weather predictions.
Florida, according to the Almanac, should look for
a drier and cooler fall and winter, with the exception of
November, which will be wetter and warmer than av-
erage. April and May should bring warmer tempera-
tures but still a dry time to the state. So too with the
summer months usual thunderstorms won't be as fre-
quent as usual.
As to hurricanes, "Although the hurricane sea-
son looks like it will be an active one, the main area
threatened will be from the Carolinas into New En-
gland," the Almanac says. It gets more specific, too:
For Georgia and the Carolinas, the book's authors
say "a hurricane the second week of August will
threaten the Outer Banks and another storm will
threaten the Outer Banks in mid-September."
Mark your calendars and, if you plan to go to the
mountains next summer or fall, perhaps you want to
consider changing those travel arrangements.

Floyd and Pfiesteria?
You've probably seen or read of the destruction
, Hurricane Floyd brought to the Carolinas. The flood-
ing caused by the storm's heavy rain left more than


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Sep 30 3:02 2.5 10:25 0.2 6:11 1.6 8:38 1.5
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Oct 3 6:23 2.2 10:57 1.7 2:35 0.3
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Oct6 1042 2.2 4:18 1.1 11:52 1.8 5:10 05
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3,000 people in shelters. But there's another long-
range problem lurking off the North Carolina coast
that may have a tremendous deadly impact on the
environment.
North Carolina is sometimes called the Swine State
because of its incredible hog-farming industry, which
generates more than $1 billion a year in revenue'and is
second in the country for hogs, after Iowa.
North Carolina has an interesting way of handling
the hog uh, let's call it "waste stream:" state regu-
lators allow hog farmers to bury the product in sandy
soil, but the state also has a shallow water table.
With all the flooding came some spectacular pol-
lution problems. Preliminary estimates have 430 ani-
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of between 1 and 2 million dead chickens and 30,000
to 100,000 dead hogs floating in rivers and streams.
All that "waste stream" is ending up in the Atlantic.
As the state's environmental secretary put it, "The
rivers are now swollen with human waste, animal
waste and other pollution."
The pollution, coupled with that huge pulse of
freshwater from all the rain, has already wiped out the
state's shrimp fishing for this year.
There is another byproduct that appears to be
somewhat related to the byproducts of hogs a toxic
relative to red tide called Pfiesteria piscicida. Pfiesteria
is blamed for fish kills, like red tide, and also seems to
affect humans that come into contact with tainted wa-
ter or the dead fish.
There have been a slew of fish kills off the Caro-
linas, and even Florida, attributed to Pfiesteria. Unfor-
tunately, I predict there will be a lot more off North
Carolina as a recurrent "legacy" of Hurricane Floyd.

Sandscript factoid
To wrap up talk about the waste stream, here's a
recycling factoid: Aluminum recycling saves 95 per-
cent of the energy needed to produce aluminum from
ore, and the energy saved from recycling one aluminum
can will run your TV for three hours.

Fall soccer
league mix
Michael Caudill ofL
the Mr. Bone's team
sends the ball
through the legs of
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Bystander.
Vanandel's team
took the high-
scoring match 8-7
Thursday, Sept. 23,
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Snook biting
By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
An unusual early cold front passed through last
week and snook moved inside and started biting a little
better than they have been.
Snapper are still eating it up and look for snook
fishing to get even better after another front that's ex-
pected to go by us on Friday.
At the Anna Maria City Pier there were reports
of catching a 40-inch redfish, two 34-inch snook, lots
of flounder, a few mackerel and a couple of jacks.
Annie's Bait & Tackle reporting for Capt.
Zack on the Dee-Jay II said Zack's number one
catches right now are big reds to 32 inches, man-
grove snapper to 15 inches with flounder and snap-
per still common. Snook are biting but mostly at
night. Cobia and mackerel are coming on strong,
Zack said.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
redfish, black drum, snook, small sharks and trout all
were brought to his dock this week.
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend said his trips
this week were carbon copies of last week. He said he
limited out on snapper and also caught nice mackerel
and grouper.
Capt. Thom Smith of Angler's Repair caught



SPORTS, FROM PAGE 17
in for the rest of the game because parents com-
plained their children hadn't gotten a fair amount of
playing time in the previous rout of Bayshore High."
Manatee is 3-0 so far and the ruling to sit Wall
could cost the Hurricanes the chance for an unde-
feated season.
Riverview is the only school the Hurricanes play
that could beat them.
Manatee plays at Riverview Thursday, Sept. 30,
at 4 p.m. and is scheduled to finish a make-up game
that was called earlier this month because of light-
ning with the Rams leading 34-28.
More to come on this one.

Rogers, Lease tie at Manatee
County course
A light drizzle didn't dampen Joe Rogers' spirit as
he sank a 10-foot putt on the 18th hole to tie Tim Lease
in the weekly sunrise tournament Sept. 26 at the Mana-
tee County Golf Course on 53rd Avenue.
Rogers, a newcomer to the group, captured his first
win with the putt.
Other action on the course had Brian Woods and
Tim Lease each getting a closest-to-the-pin "greenie,"


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reds to 26 inches in Terra Ceia Bay, trout in deeper
grass flats and he's starting to catch more flounder as
the water cools a bit.
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said he
got reports of fishers catching a lot of different species
including dolphin, wahoo, amberjack, cobia, grouper,
snapper and rudderfish and even reports someone
catching some monster Warsaw grouper.
Capt. Matt Denham said he caught gag grouper
to 12 pounds, red grouper to 16 pounds, cobia to 20
and mangrove snapper to five pounds. He also
caught a lot of yellowtail and lane snapper, some
bonita and barracuda.
Capt. Rick Gross said his people caught snook,
reds and trout on his boat.
Capt. Tom Chaya said there are plenty of mack-
erel in the Gulf and redfish are on the flats.
Capt. Mike Heistand on his boat Magic placed
second in the Kiwanis/Palmetto-sponsored Pete Turner
Fall Classic fishing tournament, winning $1,500 for his
efforts. Mike's team included Ron Ames, Jeff Hibbs,
Dave Diamond and Billy McGinnis. Their biggest fish
was a 35-inch snook.
Capt. Mike also said he has been catching some
large reds as well as flounder and snapper.


while Jon Huffman had two.
Wayne Woods, Brian Woods, Rick Morash and
Tim Lease had one skin each.
Lease padded his league-leading total by picking
up 52 points. He now has 496 on the year, while
Wayne Woods has 454 and Huffman 448.
Next week's tournament will be held at Buffalo
Creek.
Call Huffman at 778-4622 for information.

Pizza Open
The first annual "Pizza Open" was held at Palma
Sola Golf Course Sept. 13 with 25 golfers participat-
ing in this not-so-average tournament.
Along with the usual longest drive and closest-
to-the-pin contest, the throwing hole, the one-
handed-shot hole and the whiffle-ball hole were in-
cluded in this bizarre event.
Foot wedges also were used on several holes.
Refreshments were served afterwards at Marco
Polo's in Holmes Beach, where the winning four-
some of Jessie Mullen, Shawn Waters, Grant Wade
and Jim Simons received their prizes.
Plans are in the making for a more serious tour-
nament at the end of October. For details, call Shawn
Waters at 778-4408.


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Roger Glass of England caught a 30-inch red
grouper and a 36-inch cobia 25 miles offshore on a
half-day trip aboard Capt. Matt Denham's
charterboat Riptide. Islander Photo: Courtesy of
Capt. Denham


Seamanship classes
set by flotilla for October
Flotilla 81 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach
boating skills and seamanship at Manatee Technical
Institute, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton, for seven ses-
sions from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays be-
ginning Oct. 5. Classes are free, though a fee is charged
for course materials. Information and registration, 795-
6189 and 798-9544.

Horseshoe winners
Winner in the Sept. 22 horseshoe games was Bill
Starrett of Anna Maria. Runners-up were Jack Cooper
of Holmes Beach and Ron Pepka of Anna Maria.
Winners in the Sept. 25 games were Pepka and
Cooper. Runners-up were Starrett and John Bennett.
The weekly contests get under way every Wednes-
day and Saturday at 9 a.m. at Anna Maria City Hall
Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. There are no membership fees
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Island property sales
411 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, a 1,300 sfla 3bed/
2bath duplex [2 separate buildings] built in 1971 on a
52x145 lot, was sold 8/9/99, Squires to DuJardin, for
$138,000; list $142,000.
7002 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 1,500 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1999 on a 53x105 lot,
was sold 8/13/99, Genlo Inc. to Bazata, for $245,000;
list $249,000.
767 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 2bed/2bath/lcp
1,170 sfla home built in 1974 on a 50x100 lot, was sold
7/15/99, Shank to Corey, for $155,000; list $159,900.
909 N. Shore, Anna Maria, a bayfront 1,388 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1959 on a 50x125 lot,
was sold 8/11/99, Hansen to Brown, for $420,000.
3805 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach, 3 Sunbow Bay 2,


a 1,121 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1979, was sold
7/13/99, Otto to Kurz, for $118,900.
419 Spring, Anna Maria, a 52x145 lot, was sold 7/
14/99, Kojak to Greunke, for $92,000.
5400 Gulf Dr., 5438 5400 Gulf Dr Apts, a 1,188
sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1969, was sold 7/14/99,
Novick to Freedom Village, for $240,000.
7000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 216 Tiffany Place,
a Gulffront 1,212 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978,
was sold 7/13/99, Bernecker to Stevens, for $370,000;
list $389,000.
715 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront and
lakefront 3,174 sfla 3bed/3&1/2bath/pool home built in
1988 on 145 front footage, was sold 7/14/99, Evans to
York, for $1,450,000; list $1,795,000.
7214 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, a 2bed/3bath/
2car 1,928 sfla attached townhouse built in 1988 on a
strange-shaped lot, was sold 7/12/99, Sporel to
Weingart, for $270,000; list $299,000.


102 68th St., Holmes Beach. 105 Seaside Beach
House, a Gulffront 1,257 sfla 2bed/l&l/2bath condo
built in 1977, was sold 8/24/99, Lange to Schlueter, for
$235,000; list $239,900.
803 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a Gulffront 4,993
sfla 4bed/3&1/2bath/5car home built in 1992 on a
50x125 lot, was sold 8/23/99, EIS Inc. to Savopoulos,
for $1,500,000; list $1,750,000.
1801 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, 213 Runaway
Bay, a 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1978, was
sold 9/1/99, Bowers to Bouillez, for $124,500; list
$132,500.
2000 Gulf Dr., Bradenton Beach, Bungalow Beach
Resort, a Gulffront complex, was sold 9/2/99, Dubs to
Luper Enterprises, for $1,850,000.
204 Haverkos Court, Holmes Beach, a 524 sfla
lbed/lbath/lcp home built in 1954 on a 65x98 lot, was
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New mortgage manager
Michael Verville has been appointed residen-
tial mortgage manager of 1st National Bank &
Trust, the bank has announced. With five years in
mortgage origination and further background in
real estate, he will be based at the State Road 64
office. Another new appointment at the bank is
Jeana Finley as residential mortgage specialist.

Wedebrock expands
on 2 islands
Wedebrock Real Estate Co. has added five
agents to its Anna Maria Island roster Lori
Christ, Joan and Joe Smith, Tamara Cutts and
Norma Sibley, the latter as property manager.
Added at the Wedebrock Longboat Key north
island office were Suzanne Goeldi, Cindy
Hunsader, Robert St. Jean and Jennifer Mayforth.


Geraldson Farms opens Island store
Eric Geraldson, along with daughter Haley and son Eric, welcomes patrons to the family's new farm store at
103 Seventh St. N. in Bradenton Beach, between Golden Star restaurant and Sea Trek Dive Shop. The store
will offer fresh produce grown at Geraldson Farms of Perico, as well as a variety offruits, locally produced
honey and other food items. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The family's former
vegetable stand on the Palma Sola Causeway was a favorite stop for local residents before being forced to


Admiral's Circle
SBenny Parrish, left, and-David Miller, both of
Cannons Marina, Longboat Key, flank President
Kris Carroll of Grady-White Boats Inc. during
Ceremonies in New Bern, N.C., where Cannons
received the Admiral's Circle award for sales
volume and customer service.

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REAL ESTATE, FROM PAGE 20
sold 9/2/99, Hannon to Mercer, for $115,000; list
$123,900.
216 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a 900 sfla 2bed/
bath canalfront home built in 1987 on a 51x124 lot,
was sold 9/3/99, KVM-LC to Bader, for $185,000; list
$195,000.
231 S. Harbor Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1,441 sfla
2bed/2bath/lcar/pool home built in 1954 on a 79x90
lot, was sold 9/3/99, Rosin to Huston, for $186,000; list
$189,000.
2408 Avenue A, Bradenton Beach, a 1,320 sfla
2bed/2bath/3cp home built in 1978 on a 50x100 lot,
was sold 9/2/99, Durant to Ryder, for $194,000; list
$199,000.
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9/1/99, Dehardt to Weir and Sartain, for $149,000; list
$153,000.
505 Spring, Anna Maria, a 1,488 sfla 2bed/2bath/
2car home built in 1979 on a 52x145 lot, was sold 8/
31/99, Barron to Carpenter, for $160,000; list
$185,000.
514 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 2,205 sfla 5bed/
3bath/2car home built in 1990 on a 50x78 lot, was sold
9/2/99, Comkowycz to Howard & Yoder, for
$305,000; list $325,000.
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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed, but
never used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa
and love seat $399; queen bed set $199; full $159;
twin $129; futons (sofa by day bed at night) frame
and mattress $199; daybed (white with brass finials)
including two mattresses and pop-up unit $285. Can
deliver. Call 753-7118.

MACINTOSH POWERBOOK 520. Laptop model,
ready to use, $500. Erriccson cell phone with car and
home charger, manual, $35. Canon Speedlite strobe
attachment, $30. All can be seen at The Islander
Bystander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
or call 778-7978.

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

QUEEN PILLOW-TOP mattress set with frame. Ex-
cellent condition! $250; white four-poster bed set
with mattresses $250, 778-5814.

FURNITURE: DINING ROOM table with six chairs,
$199. Matching dresser, headboard, night stands,
two mirrors, $350 for set. Entertainment center $50.
795-5703.

QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA, excellent condition, plus
oak and glass coffee and end tables. All for $400,
firm. 778-7045.

KING-SIZE BED, box and frame. $300. Call Sandra
778-6099.

YARD SALE RAINED OUT, still have furniture. Six-
piece living room set, $250; computer desk with
hutch $50; wood kitchen set, $30; night stand $10.
Small appliances $5 each. 778-2991.

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LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Grand re-
opening Oct. 2. Open Mon., Wed., Sat. 9am-3pm.
6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 383-4738.

ROSER GUILD THRIFT Shop. Open Tuesday,
Thursday 9:30am-2pm, Saturdays 9am-noon. In
stock: children's clothing, records, wedding dress.
511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

MOVING SALE Thursday, Sept. 30, 9am-3pm.
Three-piece almond, lighted wall unit; queen bedroom
set; dining set; lamps; PVC vertical blinds, like new,
14 ft. by 6 ft., 8 in. 600 Manatee Ave., #232.

RUMMAGE SALE FRIDAY October 1, 9am-1pm.
Rug hooking supplies, bed heads, crib, luggage,
picture frames. St. Bernards Activity Center, 43rd
St., Holmes Beach.

CARPORT SALE Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 and
3, 9am-4pm. Tools, antique desk, household. 310
57th St., Holmes Beach.

MOVING SALE SATURDAY Oct. 2, 10am-4pm.
24-foot pontoon boat, dock furniture, trash com-
pactor, window A/C, bikes and more. 232 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

CHRISTMAS SHOP EARLY! Saturday, Oct. 2,
8am -? Beautiful centerpieces for every occasion.
Decorative candle holders, champagne glasses,
something for everyone. 424 62nd St., Holmes
Beach.

GARAGE SALE Saturday, Oct. 2. Furniture, sec-
tional sofa, futon, end tables, lamps. 607 Dundee
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ownership. Come in and see our new exciting pro-
gram. 12 months to 5 years and after-school care.
778-2967.



FOUND: GLASSES with tortoise frame, next to
Wagner Realty, Bradenton Beach. 778-2246.

FOUND WOMEN'S GLASSES with chain. Please
call to claim, 779-2212.



"CRITTER SITTER" Going away and your pets
have to stay? Daily visits to your home to provide
food, water and lots of TLC! Island Residents for 21
years, pet care five years. 778-6000.

FOUND YELLOW COCKATIEL near Seaside Gar-
dens 779-2129.



1995 BUICK CENTURY station wagon. Loaded,
white, original owner. Excellent condition, 38K,
$8,500. 794-8877.

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



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.




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

BOATS! Six-ft dory-style tender $150, 17-ft.
daysailer in fair condition $200, canoe $100, 20-ft
sloop $700. Offers, call 778-0822 and leave mes-
sage.

WANTED TO RENT: Private boat dock for 30-ft.
cabin cruiser, year 'round. Responsible owner, 739-
2871.

TWO 16-FOOT CATAMARANS, trailers included.
$1,000 each. 779-0118, 704-1664.



BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting ap-
plications 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.

CASHIERS NEEDED: Flexible shifts, full-time or
part-time, $7 hour. Apply Circle K, 2513 Gulf Drive,
Bradenton Beach. 778-4310.

HOUSEKEEPER WANTED 15 to 25 hours per week
including weekends at Longboat Key resort. Friendly,
up-beat working atmosphere. Good starting pay. Call
Milessa at 383-2431 between 9am-6pm.

SALES CLERK evenings and weekends included.
Apply at Shell Land Gifts, 301 Gulf Drive S.,
Bradenton Beach.

PART-TIME DOCKMASTER Saturday and Sun-
days. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.

FULL- AND PART-TIME bartenders, servers,
bussers, host/hostess. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.

KITCHEN HELP WANTED Line cook, six days, ex-
perience'preferred. D.Coy Ducks 778-5888.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Get involved with the
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.




Liquor Store

For Sale
Manatee County Island Location
Established 1978
$500K Sales $70K Net
Call Bill Phillips at 941 957-0833
Realty Executives of Sarasota







REALTOR.
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
RESIDENTIAL
LOT WITH BAYVIEW and boat dock. 90 by 132 feet. S149.500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA beautifully updated. S1 10.000.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9.700 sq.ft.. 5108.000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $435.000.
PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA greatroom. Florida room, golf, glassed lanai. S102500.
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA. 2.006 sq.
ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo-ize. 5440.000
RIVEROAKS 2BR/2BA. waterfront, boat dock, pool. S88.000.
COMMERCIAL
32 APARTMENTS Sarasota. 51,300.000.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach S150.000.
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. S39.000 OBO.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2.400 sq. ft.. three stores. 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. 5355.000.
RENTALS
Annual-RIVER OAKS 2BR'2B\. r!.,i-:.. ;cubh :e:. .
Seasonal-MARTINIQUE 2BRJ2BA. tennis, heated pool. e:-:c:.a
Vacation'Se.sonal GULFSANDS 2BR'2BA. h *t- : j-,
Villas & Homes available for vacation. \k fo- L: .
5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-08C7 80G-956-030-
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Li-
brary. 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.

AUTO DETAILING at your home or office, at your
convenience. Complete detailing includes wash,
wax, shampoo, engine and undercarriage cleaning,
leather and vinyl conditioned, tires and trim
dressed, and more. Protect your investment. Call
Damon at 320-5662. We come to you!

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

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

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

CRYSTAL CLEAR POOLS by Mogan. Specializing
in residential spa and pool cleaning. Call Dave at
708-3324.

CALL JAMES MELANSON for your interior and ex-
terior painting. 33 years experience. 779-1463.

"A TIDY TEAM" Cleaning Service. We will clean
and shine your dirt and grime. Honest, dependable,
references upon request. Digital pager 941-502-
7695 ( dial all numberss)

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


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

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

FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-
up. Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.

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


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and in-
stallation. Come in and choose from our huge se-
lection of plants, shrubs and trees. Everything Un-
der the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. 778-4441.


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, inte-
rior/exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island
references. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

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

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

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

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

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2BR/2BA villa within walking dis-
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and pool. S131,900. IB36915


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BAY Motivated seller for this
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condo. Tile floors. Ceiling fans.
Great kitchen and pantry. Wet
bar with refrigerator on balcony.
Minutes to the beach. $179,000.
IB39199
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Elevated. canalfront 3BR/3BA
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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
ndy Lawn Mowing Trimming E Edging
lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
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Serve INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
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SParadise Improvements
SQuality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...


Sleaning 739-7951
lonnecn ion Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Residential, Office & Specialty Services
Honest & Dependable Gift Certificates Available

NU GLAZE INDUSTRIES
BATHTUB REGLAZING
Countertops Appliances Ceramic Tile
Kitchen Cabinets Lifetime guarantee!
Call 926-7127 for free estimate

S"The Girls"
(5 Residential Cleaning:
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Availablel 778-1924

Quality Work Licensed-Insured Reliable Service


Bud Jackson

Painting (Interior & Exterior)
Carpentry Repairs


(941)383-8301


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Call us for plumbing, too.
SINCE
Lq 1982
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FULL-SERVICE AIR CONDITIONING and PLUMBING
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*Wash, buff, wax, shampoo interior and
Armor-All throughout. Under carriage, tires
and rims all treated and protected. Plus,
engine pressure cleaning. $95 for small to
mid-size cars. By appointment, at your
home or office. Convenient and necessary
to protect and preserve your investment.




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


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

ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodel-
ing, repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens,
baths. Free estimates. Insured. Lic#RC0045125,
#RG0058589, #PE0020374. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates and
design service. Quality workmanship. Call 795-
1947. Lic#RR0066450.
TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installa-
tion. Quality workmanship, floors and walls. Fully
insured, call 387-7153, 750-5985.

SCREEN REPAIRS interior/exterior painting, ceil-
ing fans, drywall repairs, roof painting, tile work, low
prices. 778-0410 office, 504-2027 mobile.


BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
$350/week or $700/month. 794-5980.
PETS WELCOME. 2BR/2BA, lovely furnished
home on canal with dock and fenced yard in Coral
Shores. Available now, by the week or month. Re-
altor/owner 387-0533.

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

ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA one block to beach
and bay. Close to shops, great location. $550
month, $300 deposit. 203 Second St. N., #2,
Bradenton Beach. (813)258-2411.

HOLMES BEACH 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.

SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available mid-October or first of
November 792-2779. Hurry, won't last.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, 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, dish-
washer, washer. $1,300 month. 888-695-8749.

ANNUALS, ANNUALS, ANNUALS. 117 81st St.,
3BR/3BA, $1,200 per month; 522 Key Royale
Drive, 3BR/2BA, $1,000 per month; 305 Spring
Ave., 2BR/1BA, $900 per month; 304 Clark Drive,
3BR/2BA, $800 per month. Call Betsy Hills Real
Estate, 778-2291.

HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home,
completely furnished, dock, garage, laundry, quiet
street, many extras. Monthly $1,600, weekly $550.
Call 813-286-9814.

RELOCATION SPECIAL all efficiency units, one per-
son S175 week, two people from S210 week. Units for
larger groups available, Haley's Motel. 778-5405.

ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH elevated duplex, 2BR/
2BA, covered parking, washer/dryer hookup, con-
venient location S750 month. 761-8821.
HOLMES BEACH GULFVIEW four-room pent-
house. Near shops, food stores, restaurants, 150
feet to beach. For one or two people, no pets. One-
year lease, security deposit, S600 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. S875 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.

ANNA MARIA GULFFRONT, fully-loaded, 2BR
apartment. Sun deck, porch, top location. No pets.
Vacation rental, weekly, monthly. 778-3143.
RENTAL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT redecorated,
Holmes Beach, two blocks from beach, utilities in-
cluded. 727-461-3384.

2BR/1BA ANNUAL UNFURNISHED bright and
spacious! New kitchen, appliances, tile and more.
Quiet, secure neighborhood, close to beach! Small
pet considered, nonsmokers preferred. $725
month, first, last, security. 778-9798, 704-3171 or
(305-296-1127 collect.)



ISLAND LUMBER
AND HARDWARE
213 54th St., Holmes Beach 778-3082
OPEN: MONDAY thru FRIDAY 7:30 to 5 SATURDAY 8 to 12


GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE
GREAT GIFTS ANYTIME!

AMERICAN
CAR WASH
5804 Marina Dr.
Holmes Beach
778-1617
MON FRI 8AM 5PM
SAT 8AM 4PM


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paradise?

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without taking time to
subscribe. Visit us at 5404
Marina Drive .
Island Shopping Center,
Holmes Beach
or call 941-778-7978
to charge it on Visa or MC.


FIRST CALL AIR
Air Conditioning Repair
and Second Opinion for Replacement
Appliance and Plumbing Repair
"We Do Not Sell or Replace Air Conditioning Units"

(941) 794-1735


Glass Sentinal
The remarkable window film that turns ordinary
glass into a super-strength protective shield.
24-HOUR PROTECTION AGAINST
Snatch & Grab Burglaries
Violent Weather Sun & Heat
15-year glass breakage warranty.
Lifetime film & installation warranty.


Ron Kilner 778-5193 or Rick Weaver 778-1610
Free Estimates Licensed & Insured

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$175 PER WEEK and up. Weekly and monthly, 1
and 2BR turnkey furnished rentals. All units are
steps to beautiful sandy beaches. Available Sept.
through April. Discount for full month. Rates higher
Jan. through April. 761-9259.

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

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

ANNUAL ELEVATED DUPLEX 2BR/2BA, garage,
deck with bay view. Walk to beach, quiet area.
First, last, security $775 month 779-1112.

BEAUTIFUL FURNISHED 2BR/2BA, garage, walk
to beach, for rent except Feb. and March. 703-450-
2883.

ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex, screened lanai,
nicely maintained property, quiet Holmes Beach
location, no pets. $650 month. Fran Maxon Real
Estate 778-2307.

FOR RENT YEARLY 2BR/2BA townhouse, unfur-
nished, near shopping and library in Seaside Gar-
dens, Holmes Beach. $850 month plus utilities. Call
Betty Cole, 779-1213.

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2BR/1BA spacious
house. Large bedrooms, living room, and modern
kitchen, screened porch, washer/dryer and ga-
rage. Just steps from Gulf on north end of
Holmes Beach. Sorry no pets, $2,500 month.
813-985-6765.
ANNUAL RENTALS Gulfview studio furnished,
washer/dryer, patio, $500 month lease. Gulfview
2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, patio, 106 31st St.,
Holmes Beach, $750 month lease. 293-6131.

ANNA MARIA CITY 1BR/1BA, large porch. In-
cludes trash and water. 778-4010.

ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA, 400 ft. to beach,
close to shopping and restaurants. $700 per month,
security deposit. 794-0374.

ANNUAL RENTAL 3BR/2BA house, one block
from the beach. 205 72nd. Street, Holmes
Beach. Shown by appointment only. $850 per
month. 778-6779.

BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT, one
block from fabulous beach, fully furnished, turnkey.
$650 per month includes local phone, basic cable
and utilities. Available October, November and De-
cember. Call now 778-4611.

ELEVATED 2BR/1 BA. New carpet, eat-in kitchen
with dishwasher. Central heat/air. Block to beach,
no pets. $725 per month, annual. S350 deposit and
utilities. 778-2991.


150 STEPS TO BEACH. Seasonal 2BR/2BA,
ground level, newly furnished, cable TV, washer/
dryer. Available Nov. May. Security deposit re-
quired. 813-961-6992.



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,
Broker. 383-1717 or 720-3200.

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

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

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-furnished condo.
Walk to two piers, bay, Gulf, restaurants, and ma-
rina. On canal with boat slip. $129,900. 647-5123,
ext. 23, or 646-3946.

HEAR THE SURF and catch glimpses of blue Gulf
waters all from this newly renovated Holmes
Beach house. 3BR/2BA with 2BR/1BA rental cot-
tage. Wood and tile throughout, brand new kitchens
and appliances, vaulted ceiling, French doors,
decks, fireplace. 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 En-
terprises, 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.

FANTASTIC BAY VIEWS Anna Maria fourplex plus
manager's office. Solar-heated pool, excellent income
and location. Waiting list of tenants, currently annual
but would make great seasonal. Walk to new shop-
ping center, Bayside Park, fishing pier. $549,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 778-2246.


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PUT YOUR BUSINESS HERE. Commercially zoned
condominium great for many uses: repair shop, art
studio, light manufacturing, wholesale. $65,000. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 778-2246.

PERFECT STARTER neat, clean, well cared for
home. Newer roof, air conditioning, refrigerator,
hardwood under carpet. 2BR/1BA, one-car ga-
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near Cortez Plaza. $74,900. Yvonne Higgins at
Wagner Realty 778-2246.

PERICO BAY CLUB spacious 2BR/2BA villa, one-
car garage, large glassed lanai $139,000. Call
Marilyn Trevethan, Island Real Estate 778-6066.

PERICO BAY CLUB second floor 2BR/2BA condo-
minium. Loads of storage, kitchen appliances new
in 1998, only $111,000. Call Marilyn Trevethan, Is-
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WATERFRONT CONDO Westbay Point & Moor-
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second floor with balcony overlooking
greatroom. $185,000. Dick Maher/Dave
Jones 778-4800. MLS 36165



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Move-in condition in owner's side, Long-
term tenant in west side. 1 BR/1 BA each
side. Dave Jones/Dick Maher 778-4800.
$148,500. MLS 38533

DIRECT GULFFRONT 1BR/1BA each floor
duplex to be sold with adjoining property which
is 3BR/2BA home. Total of eighty by one
hundred feet direct Gulffront. Zoned C2. Pres-
ently rented seasonally. 3BR home is 1,392
sq.ft., duplex is 1,160 sq.ft. Turnkey furnished.
Appointment needed, call Lynn Hostetler
778-4800. $850,000. MLS#40129


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


BAYFRONT FOURPLEX 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.


ISLAND COMMERCIAL. Two commercial
condos side by side perfect for art studio,
repair shop, wholesale, woodworking, crafts,
light manufacturing and more. Two offices up-
stairs, two garages downstairs, four half baths,
all under A/C. Zoned C3. Call Yvonne Higgins
778-2246. $65,000 each. MLS#38174







BAYFRONT LOT Spectacular views of
bay from this rare bayfront lot centrally lo-
cated between the Manatee and Cortez
bridges. Lot measures 65 by 100 feet, is
seawailed and ready for construction. Of-
fered at 5215,000. Contact David
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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. Motel on Holmes Beach
within walking distance of the beach, shopping and res-
taurants. Six units plus owner's living quarters. Turnkey
furnished (except owner's unit). Neat and clean.
$450,000. For more information call Zee Catanese 794-
8991 or Carol Williams 744-0700 eves.


MARTINIQUE 2BR/2BA condo in Gulffront complex.
Pool, tennis, elevator and garage. $199,000. Call Carla
Price 778-5648 eves.

Bradenton
PINE BAY FOREST. Lovely Hearthstone model with
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Well-established Island gift shop. 17 years at the
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2BR/1.5BA furnished condo. Wesrside, con-
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Close to golf. $59,900.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water
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n
Anna Maria Island Club....... $296,000
4706 61st Ave Dr ......... $250,000


ISLAND HOMES:

n 254 Gladiolus .............. $335,000

111 49th Street............. $244,900
207 Periwinkle ..... NEW $224,900
203 76th St ................ $219,900
2409 Avenue A (lot) ...... $199,000
455 62nd St ......... NEW $77,900

DUPLEXIS/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:


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


MAINLAND:


1021 99th St NW ....... $319,000
'n 1109 DeNarvez ............. $169,900

504 Woodstork Circle .... $139,900
6206 8th Ave Dr W....... $129,500
1411 56th Street W ........ $79,500
276 Sherwood Drive........ $69,900
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310 Pine Ave ................ $299,900
Restaurant ................... $229,000
510 7th St E ........... $139.000


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60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
613 Ivanhoe Lane ......... $675,000
726 Key Royale Dr ........ $649,000
520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
516 75th Street............. $539,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
540 67th Street........... $459,500
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
703 South Bay Blvd ............ $319,900


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6 Airplane
engines
13 Remind again
and again of an
error
20 Stopped lying
21 Get hot under
the collar
22 Very hot under
the collar
23 Buck Rogers's
female
companion
24 It opens with a
75-bar bassoon
solo
26 Poorsurfer
27 Ref. set
28 Zodiac symbol
29 LikeAbner
30 "1,001 Arabian
Nights" hero
31 Quills
34 Roman way
35 Fr. religieuse
36 Charged
39 Parade
decorations
41 Monumental
42 Esophagus
44 Completes a
graveside
ceremony
45 Country singer
Black
46 Droopy-eared
one


48 Follow, as
advice
49 Social activities
50 Noted Dixieland
clarinetist
52 Unequaled
54 The sun, the
moon and the
stars
55 Implant
56 Notorious
London prison
58 Like some
stocks, for short
61 Initials on a
rocket
62 Rum cocktail
65 Circles and such
66 Fiesta, e.g.
67 Mystery writer
Josephine
68 Italian province
or its capital
70 Disney deer
71 Caesar's well
72 Sitcom
originally titled
"These Friends
of Mine"
73 Bouquets
77 Scotland yards?
80 Corps unit
81 Basins
82 Neural
transmitters
83 "Happy Days"
role
85 Papal capes
86 Engine stats
87 It gives players a
cushion
89 Bird calls
92 Meteorological
datum


93 Tennis player
Ramirez
94 delFuego
96 Bailey's
bailiwick
97 "Walking on
Thin Ice" singer
98 Those playing
the role of Boris
Godunov
100 Athos, to
Porthos
101 Writer Rogers
St. Johns
103 Like a
samaritan's
help
107 Tangle
108 Implement
109 Staffing
110 Goddess of
peace
111 Crook
112 Understanding
113 Cause for an
insurance claim
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1 Derisive laugh
2 Jim Palmer,
notably
3 Preventing an
attack, in a way
4 Cadets'inits.
5 Drink for
Beowulf
6 Camera setting
7 Not the
prayerful sort
8 "You --worry

9 Clash
10 Major record
co.


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reproof
12 Display item
13 Ransackers
14 Indy 500 family
15 Some
Protestants:
Abbr.
16 Sale item abbr.
17 Pilot's
nightmare
18 Firing up
19 Overlooks
25 Gene Autry pic
31 His feast day is
April 11
32 The unmarried
woman in "An
Unmarried
Woman"
33 Submitted
37 Ditties
38 Arabic letter
40 Makes amends
41 WriterWiesel
43 Hard to describe
45 Holiday
decorations
46 State
oratorically
47 Intrinsically
48 Fighting
49 Show senility
51 Idle
52 Capital of Guam
53 One of the
Canaries
57 The place
58 1960 Sinatra
movie
59 Roberts of
"Charlie's
Angels"


75 Noted workshop
chief
76 Ship, in poetry
77 English writers
Derek and
Christopher
78 Advocate
79 "The Electric
Kool-Aid Acid
Test" author
80 1974 Chicago hit


83 Furniture
protector
84 Roulette player's
opponent
85 Unrest
87 Steed's
movement
88 Position oneself
to hear better
90 Pageant element
91 Low tracts


95 Chip feature
98 Engage in
logrolling
99 Cartoonist
Drake
101 Dry
102 Defy
104 Mauna-
105 Bank figure:
Abbr.
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PRESTIGIOUS HAWTHORN PARK. Open split plan
4BR/3BA with lots of tile, eleven ft. ceilings, open
kitchen. Caged pool with waterfall. $289,000. Doug
Newcomer or Nancy Fasel 778-2261. MLS#40249



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STUNNING WATERFRONT ESTATE offers inspir-
ing views of Manatee River. Magnificent two-story
home, 4BR/4.5BA, plus 2BR/2BA carriage house.
$1,300,000. Nancy Fasel 778-2261. MLS#38529


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EUROPEAN WATERFRONT ESTATE 11-room
custom home. European design maximizes i:ght
and views. Heated pool. S1,480.000. Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS=38229


Nancy Fasel
Indianapolis. IN


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Bradertcn. FL


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GREAT LOCATION in small commercial area of
Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island. Five of-
fices total. $335,000. Bobye Chasey 778-2261.
MLS#35803


ANNA MARIA CITY North end of island across
from Gulf. 3BR/2.5BA house, fireplace, large
yard. Many possibilities. $269,000. Bobye
Chasey 778-2261. MLS#37183


ANNUAL RENTALS
Pine Bay Forest 3/2 villa, comm. poolspa. Rent
incl. water, sewer, cable. Reduced S1.200.
El Con Wi!d Oak Bay 2/2 vilia overlooks lake
Some uti. irci. Reduce S950.
Smuggler's Landing 2 2 ccrdc w.'oat dock
Cormn poo' tennis. S1.400
Bradenton Beach 1 c'se to ceac&' a- cay

Seasonal Rentals Available
Call Missy Laps at 778-9611
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3BR on huge lot. Sun deck, recently painted,
central heat/air. Quiet dead-end street. $76,900.
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NORTHWEST BRADENTON Good Value! 2BR/
2BA home with carport. Newer A/C and water
heater. Owner may finance. $89,600. Jinny
Sutton 778-2261. MLS#39092


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