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Holmes Beach: study Island consolidation
By Pat Copeland
The "C" word is back.
It started a few months ago when Holmes Beach
Commissioner Don Maloney said he planned to make
a concerted effort to consolidate the three Island cities.
If a complete merger proves to be impossible, the cit-
ies could at least share some services, Maloney said.
Last week Chairman Roger Lutz took up the
charge when he told commissioners, "I'd like to do
something to see if there is any interest or any way of
talking about merging the three cites of this Island. It's
got to be cheaper and it's got to make more sense."
Maloney said he has broached the subject at sev-
eral meetings of Island officials without success.
"No one ever tells me why they don't want to do
it, they just say they don't," Maloney said.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger suggested the
three cites could be more successful in lobbying for
issues that affect the Island if they worked together and
present a unified voice.
"Everybody has their little territory and they don't
want to change it," Mayor Carol Whitmore noted. "I
couldn't care less if it saves everybody money and we
have less taxes."
Commissioner Sandy Haas-Martens gave the ex-
ample of the Anna Maria Fire District, which is the
result of a consolidation of the three Island volunteer
fire departments and an Island rescue unit.
"It took some time, but we worked very hard to
make it happen," Haas-Martens said. "Do like the fire
districts and start with interlocal agreements. First work
'My, what big teeth you have'
First-rate alligator guide KennY Elkin and licensed alligator trapper Bill Worth landed an 11-foot gator
during the September harvest at Lake Okeechobee. Islander Photo: Courtesy of Elnora Wortl
Showdown brewing between
police, elected officials
By Pat Copeland
Let elected officials stand in the rain at the check
points and take abuse from residents anxious to return
to the Island after an evacuation, a frustrated police
chief suggested last week.
"They should stand with us and see what we have to
deal with," Bradenton Beach Police Sam Speciale de-
clared. "I get called some wonderful names at the check-
Island Emergency Operations Center officials were
decrying the fact that Anna Maria and Holmes Beach
city commissioners have not approved the hanging car
tag re-entry system they've been seeking for months.
Bradenton Beach commissioners approved the concept.
Law enforcement officials say the tags, which will
identify vehicles of Island residents returning after an
evacuation, will speed re-entry and provide better con-
trol and security.
"When I'm standing at the checkpoint, these com-
missioners are sitting in air-conditioned hotel rooms,"
Special said. "I don't think it's fair for them to tell us
how or what we should do that's going to make it
easier. The whole issue is to get everybody back faster.
They're losing the concept."
Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney said the
TEOC's police representatives should make their plea iat
the next city commission meetings, both slated for Oct. 26.
Anna Maria/West Side Fire Chief Andy Price
agreed. "The fire department does not man check-
points. It's a law enforcement issue," he said.
Special and Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale
Stephenson said they'll work on a presentation.
Stephenson said he'll also ask a Manatee County
sheriff's deputy to attend because the sheriff's depart-
ment patrols the City of Anna Maria.
Special refuted city officials' claims that issuing and
tracking tags will create an administrative nightmare.
"Commissioner Gail Cole and I had a meeting with
a programmer and showed him a draft form," Speciale
explained. "We told him about the concerns that it
would be complex to do and he said it's so simple, that
there's nothing to it."
"We played 'what if' on him and tried to make it
difficult and he laughed," Cole added.
Special said the programmer will design the actual
program, make CDs for the cities to download and sup-
ply technical support. The cost will be $500 per city.
"The program will have the search areas by the
owner or the renter's name, address, make of vehicle
or whatever we decide," Speciale said. "This program
will do anything we want."
Special said Bradenton Beach has given the go-
ahead for the program and will show it ito officials soon.
together on things like franchise agreements and see
how it goes."
The current merger of the Anna Maria and West
Side fire districts began with an interlocal agreement,
Haas-Martens pointed out.
Lutz suggested putting the issue on the ballot in
each city. Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger said it
should be presented as a non-binding referendum.
Commissioners plan to recommend that Island
elected officials form a tri-city committee to explore
"It's something meaningful we can give to the
people of the Island," Lutz said.
In 1997 former Mayor Bob VanWagoner sug-
gested implementing a study on Island consolidation
but it never materialized.
By Susan K. Kesselring
Whatever your taste. Flavors of the Island, hosted
by the City of Anna Maria, promises to offer something
Pine Avenue, from Gulf Drive to Bay Boulevard.
will hb closed to \ ehicul.r tral'Iic fromim 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sit urdav. Oct. 23.
.Jason Cimnuino, Chair.man of Anna lMaria's CCl-
ebrate 2000. organized the event to mark the millen-
nium and show Islanders and Inlanders a good time.
Folks will have an opportunity to sample food from
Beach Bistro at Island's End, Brian's Sunnyside-Up
Cafe, DaGiorgio Ristorante. Domino's Pizza. Marco
Polo's Pizza & Ice Cream, Reef Restaurant. Rod and
Reel Pier, Rotten Ralph's. Sandbar, Mar Vista and the
Beach HIouse restaurants.
Some 30 artists, local and from afar. will display
Folks are welcome to tour the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum and the Island Player's play house.
The U.S. Army and the U.S Navy will have recruit-
ing booths set up and the Army is expected to bring a
tank for inspection.
There's plenty for kids to do, with games, pony
rides, a petting zoo and a street hockey tournament.
The Manatee County Sheriff's Explorers will of-
fer free fingerprinting for kids at Bayview Plaza.
Entert, ment will be featured by the city pier in
an "Octobi lest" beer garden with Reid Frost as emcee
and entertainment to include Democracy and The
The Devil Rays Hall of Fame mobile will be there
- and it's air-conditioned. And if that's not enough
PLEASE SEE PARTY, PAGE 4
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O p in io ns ............................. ............. ........ 6
Those W ere the Days ................................ .. 7
Announcem ents .................... .................... 10
ISLAND MAP ...................... .......... ........ 16
School ........ ......... .............. ... .............. 18
Sports Rap ......................... ............ 20
Anna Maria Island tides .............................. 22
"Perfect Storm "........................................... 24
Crossw ord puzzle ................... ............ 32
THE BEST NEWS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
OCTOBER 20, 1999
I[ PAGE 2 N OCTOBER 20, 1999 0 THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
Meet the candidates, winners in Bradenton Beach
Ward 1 election
All registered voters in Bradenton Beach may vote
in the Nov. 2 election, which will have incumbent
Commissioner Bill Arnold face challenger Fran
LaSpina.on the ballot.
Below are comments by Arnold and LaSpina and
also background information on Mayor-elect Gail
Cole, Commissioner Berneitta Kays and Commis-
sioner-elect Dawn Baker, who were not challenged in
Bill Arnold, 69, is seeking re-election to the city
commission, representing Ward 1. He was elected to
the board last year for a one-year term, and served on
the city's Board of Adjustment for two years. He is
married, and has three chil-
Sdren and two grandchildren.
Arnold has lived in
Bradenton Beach full time
for nine years.
S IArnold is retired
.. from General Motors of
S:: Oklahoma City, where he
Swas a heavy machinery op-
,. erator and conducted emis-
Arnold sions tests on vehicles. He
_has owned and managed a
restaurant, and also worked in the aircraft and aero-
space industry as an assistant project office manager,
serving as troubleshooter between departments. He
attended Macintosh Business College in Massachu-
Arnold has stressed the need for planning and sched-
uling within the city as a commissioner. "There is so much
around here that needs fixing," he said, "and I think it's
important to get the necessary people together to get the
jobs done. Too often we vote for something but give no
direction of who will do it or how it will get done. All too
often, there's no implementation to tasks."
Arnold said the city needs to address current prob-
lems before embarking on new project. He said street
resurfacing, broken playground equipment in the city's
parks, and other recurring problems within the city
need to be addressed.
"I know one guy who had to buy a truck to get in
and out of his house through the alley because he
couldn't get his Jaguar through the potholes on the
street," Arnold said.
"I'm not against the things that are going on in the
city," he said, "but we've got to fix the things that are
broken in the city first."
He supports additional manpower for the public
works department, and has worked to develop a better
scheduling and planning process in that department.
Fran LaSpina is seeking her first elected office in
her bid for the Ward 1 seat on the Bradenton Beach
LaSpina, 70, is origi-
... . nally from Brooklyn, N.Y.,
S and moved to the Island 22
S I years ago from Pennsylva-
nia. "We wanted to get out
of the cold," she said with a
SRShe and her husband
of 52 years were co-manag-
ers of the Sandpiper Mobile
LaSpina Home Park until recently,
where they still live. They
have two sons, two grandchildren and one great-grand-
LaSpina said she was approached by several of her
neighbors several months ago and asked to run for the
city commission. "They felt the city needed new
ideas," she said, "and that the city needs to be more
open to the people."
LaSpina said her goals include sidewalks through-
out the city, retention of beach and bay accesses to the
public, and a continued push for state and federal grants
for projects in Bradenton Beach.
"I also want to keep the beautification efforts go-
ing on," she said. "I've always been proud to live here,
and with the efforts over the last few years I'm even
more proud of the city."
She said she favors a greater emphasis to manage
in Bradenton Beach
Candidates for the Ward 1 commission seat in
Bradenton Beach will discuss goals if elected and
field questions from voters Thursday, Oct. 21 in
a forum sponsored by The Islander Bystander.
Incumbent Bill Arnold is being challenged by
Fran LaSpina. Also scheduled to give brief re-
marks to the audience will be Mayor-elect Gail
Cole, Commissioner Berneitta Kays and Commis-
sioner-elect Dawn Baker. The trio were not chal-
lenged in their bids for office.
Arnold and LaSpina will be given three min-
utes for opening remarks and two minutes for
closing comments. Questions from the floor will
be read by moderator Bonner Futch, publisher of
The Islander Bystander.
The forum will be held at the Bradenton
Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N. Doors will
open at 6:30 p.m. for a "meet and greet the candi-
dates" period, and the forum will begin at 7 p.m.
street flooding during storms.
LaSpina also said she hoped to get more people
involved in reporting suspicious activity to police. "I
believe people are reluctant to call the police if they see
something going on, but the people are the eyes and
ears of the police department.
"I want to listen to the concerns of residents and
hear what they want their city to do," she said. "I also
want to have more teamwork within the city commis-
sioners, because the more teamwork there is, the more
that can be accomplished."
Mayor-elect Gail Cole
Bradenton Beach City Commissioner Gail Cole
is mayor-elect for the city, taking over official du-
ties Dec. 13. He was the only person to qualify for
the office, which pays
$800 per month.
Cole, 70. served as
Commissioner for Ward 2 in
1995 for a one-year term,
S did not seek re-election in
1996, then ran and won in
1997 for a one-year term.
He ran uncontested in 1998
and has served since.
Cole Cole is semi-retired,
still serving as a foundry
consultant and casting broker. Much of his work in
the past 50-plus years has been spent in the metal in-
dustry, where he has been involved in making pat-
terns for casting applications in the automobile in-
Cole served in the U.S. Army and saw combat
duty with the First Airborne Ranger Company in Ko-
rea. He is married and has five children and 13
grandchildren. He has lived in Bradenton Beach for
Cole said his proudest achievement as commis-
sioner was overseeing a charter review committee that
redrafted the city's enabling legislation. "All I really
did, though, was to get the right people together to do
the job they did the work," he said.
He has been spearheading an effort to get the city
involved in recycling for the past few years. Cole said
he is the least proud of the city's actions to develop a
recycling program, calling his work "an absolute fail-
ure which I hope some day to rectify."
Cole said his goals as mayor will be to follow
out policies established by the commission. "The
mayor is the administrator and overseer of the poli-
cies of the commission," Cole said, "and I want to be
sure the leadership comes from the commission, not
He called city staff "very experienced, and I intend
to let them do their jobs. I can be no better than what
my organization is, and without their support 1 can't
As to specific issues, Cole said sidewalks through-
out the city and a bike path are top priorities for him,
as is the upcoming beach renourishment project.
"I don't intend to spend all my time in the office,"
he added, "and I'll be out in the community and else-
where lobbvine for the city of Bradenton Beach."
Dawn Baker, Ward 2
City Commissioner-elect Dawn Baker will take
office Dec. 13, representing Ward 2 in Bradenton
Beach. She was the lone candidate to qualify for the
position vacated by Gail
Cole in his mayoral bid.
Baker, 49, moved to
Florida from Detroit, Mich.,
in 1982, and moved to
Bradenton Beach in 1991.
She has been involved in
the legal field as a paralegal,
and has worked in sales,
served as a recruiter and
most recently worked for
the aviation authority in Or-
Her four years with the aviation authority involved
her in planning, development and the financial aspects
of the airport, as well as dealing with federal and state
agencies. Locally, she has been a member of the
Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board. Baker is
Her top priority as a commissioner is the survey the
city to determine where city property ends and private
property begins. "There is not one complete survey in
the city, and we have to have one," Baker said. "With
the city being almost 99 percent developed, we're start-
ing to see more remodeling, and we have to have a
Recycling is another priority of Baker's. "I person-
ally save cans and paper and drive to Coquina to put
them in the recycling dumpsters," she said, "but I can
see that it is inconvenient to a lot of people, and I would
like to see the city develop a curbside recycling pro-
Baker also said drainage concerns must be ad-
dressed in the city.
"I'd like the citizens to let me know what they
want," Baker said. "I would like to see the city look the
same in two years, but I understand it does have to be
prettied up a little bit. I think we need to look at the
little things and fix them."
Kays, Ward 3
Berneitta Kays, 77, was unchallenged in her bid for
re-election to the city commission, representing Ward
3. This will be her second two-year term on the board.
Kays comes from a
family of 12 siblings, is a
widow, has three children,
seven grandchildren and six
has lived in Bradenton
Beach for 17 years.
She has worked as a
seamstress and "home
mother" in Belvidere, Ill.
before moving here. Al-
ways involved as a volun-
teer, she became active with the city's beautification
committee and spent hundreds of hours helping to paint
the city fishing pier and assisted in landscape projects
throughout the city.
Kays is also involved in a five-year project to
monitor and assess debris on the beach, recently receiv-
ing an award from the National Marine Debris Moni-
toring Program for her efforts to collect and catalogue
trash on the beach in the city.
Her greatest accomplishment has been the reten-
tion of fishing at the city's pier and the addition of
lights to the structure. "I was the only one who wanted
fishing at the pier," she said, "and everyone else wanted
it as a party place. Now, I've got all kinds of people
who have come up to me and said 'You were right to
keep the fishing at the pier.'"
She said she is an advocate of recycling in the city,
but not if costs cannot be contained.
One of the things that she said surprised her as a
commissioner "is how long everything takes! I've been
trying to get a 'Welcome to Bradenton Beach' sign up
at Gulf Drive and Cortez Road for so long..."
She added that she hopes to see the city continue
to 'row, "but I don't w;an to See the cilt overvgrown."
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 20, 1999 M PAGE 3 [I
By Pat Copeland
It pays to advertise but it may prove costly to
run afoul of city codes in the process.
Incensed by a banner advertising a local pizza par-
lor that's hung from the balcony of a residence for more
than a month, Holmes Beach city commissioners last
week sought a way to crack down on the problem.
However, as of Oct. 18, Code Enforcement Officer
Walter Wunderlich says he doesn't have instructions
from the mayor, commission or city attorney to issue
Commissioner Don Maloney said he's had numer-
ous complaints from residents who want to know why
the banner has not been removed.
The city received the first complaint on Sept. 10
and Wunderlich said he explained to Tracey Glarner,
owner of Marco Polo Pizza, that the sign is a violation
of city code. He said he hand delivered a letter of vio-
lation on Sept. 20 because Glarner failed to accept his
According to code, banner signs are prohibited in
all districts except in connection with the sponsorship
of temporary events. They can be displayed for seven
days prior to the event and the number and placement
of banners must be approved by the building official.
Wunderlich said he spoke with Glarner's husband
Jesse Mullen, manager of the pizza parlor, who stated
he has no intention of removing the banner. On Sept.
22, Wunderlich issued Glarner a citation for failure to
remove the banner and on Sept. 29 he issued a second
citation for the same violation.
"What bothers me the most is that when I asked
what was being done about the second citation, I was
told the attorney considered it to be hard-nosed,"
Maloney said. "Making sure our codes are followed is
not being hard-nosed. That's what we're here to do."
Mayor Carol Whitmore said she conferred with
City Attorney Jim Dye who advised against issuing a
second citation until the first one goes through the ap-
peals process in court on Oct. 27. He instructed
Wunderlich to rescind the second citation.
"It made sense to me," Whitmore said. "If they're
going through a legal process, we should at least wait
and see what the outcome is. I wrote them a letter and
said the second citation will be disregarded until we
have the judge's ruling."
Commissioner Pat Geyer noted that a second cita-
tion will establish Glarner as a second offender and the
fine can be increased. According to the city's citation
ordinance, if contested, the fine is $175 for a first of-
fense and $375 for a second offense
"Isn't it a different violation every day?" Chairman
RogerLutz asked. "Ninety percent of the complaints I
hear are about code enforcement. I'd like to pass the
word to code enforcement that we would be pleased by
very aggressive enforcement."
City Attorney Patricia Petruff explained that the
citation procedure is like issuing a traffic ticket and the
accused violator has a right to appeal it in court. Tick-
ets are issued for violations that are considered cut and
dried, she said.
"If this was an illegally parked car, they would get
a ticket every day," Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger
noted. "I don't see any difference."
Lutz said the case should go before the code en-
forcement board and Petruff said it's too late for that
because the city chose to follow the citation process.
Lutz suggested the city start the process for the second
offense by going to the code board.
"If you disagree, you should give the mayor some
direction, because there is a possibility that the city
could give a citation for each continuing day," Petruff
Lutz said he'd like to find a way to make every day
a separate violation.
Bohnenberger suggested the commission send
Glarner a notice that it overruled the mayor's decision.
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Bike rodeo postponed
Due to stormy weather the annual "cops and
kids" Bicycle Rodeo sponsored by the Holmes
Beach Police Department was cancelled Saturday,
A new date has not been set as of press time.
Anna Maria City
10/25, 7:30 p.m., Planning and Zoning Board.
10/26, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
10/21, 1 p.m., Commission meeting.
10/21, 6:30 p.m., Candidates' forum sponsored
by The Islander Bystander.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
10/26, 7 p.m., Commission meeting followed by
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
10/21, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire
Commission public hearing on merger legisla-
tion, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
* 10/25, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota/Manatee Metropoli-
tan Planning Organization, Sudakoff Hall, USF
Bradenton Beach, Oct. 21, 1 p.m., city commis-
sion meeting. Agenda: request for full-time
position in public works department, $400
request for Island millennium celebration, first-
stage recycle operation request, city "welcome"
sign fund request, partial funding request for
awning at city pier, consent agenda and public
J[ PAGE 4 0 OCTOBER 20, 1999 M THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER
for Anna Maria
Parking for the Flavors of the Island cel-
ebration Saturday, Oct. 23, will be at the city
parking lot at Anna Maria City Hall, Spring
Avenue and Gulf Drive, the empty lot on Palm
Avenue at Gulf Drive and at the Anna Maria
City Pier at 100 S. Bay Blvd.
Pine Avenue will be closed to traffic. Cars
heading north on Gulf Drive will be rerouted
east to Bay Boulevard along either Spring or
Party in Anna Maria
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
fun, residents can take turns firing "missiles" at public
officials in a dunking booth.
Cimino said a 10-seat golf cart will be available to
transport folks who may be "young at heart, although
weak in the knees" and encourages other people to ride
bikes to the celebration.
All this fun and for a good cause to boot. Money
raised from the event will go towards the purchase of
a $10,000 fire works display culminating with the mil-
lennium street and lighted-boat parades Dec. 4.
Bayview Plaza owner Jim Toomey has donated
$8,000 toward the cost of fireworks. Funds raised at
this weekend's event will go toward the balance of fire-
work funding and benefit Anna Maria Elementary
School, Anna Maria Island Community Center and the
Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
To top it all off, at sunset Jim Taylor of Taylor-
Made Pyrotechnical Entertainment will do what he
likes to do best make explosions. His mini-fireworks
display will preview what's to come on Dec. 4.
For more information on the event, contact Cimino
Anna Maria City code violators beware
By Susan K. Kesselring
More than 20 Anna Maria residents turned out for
an informational meeting regarding the city's new code
Proposed members were instructed as to the re-
sponsibilities and scope of the board by City Attorney
Bob Hendrickson, who fielded questions from the
board and residents. City commissioners also attended.
Board members were appointed by the mayor and
approved by the commission April 13. They were reap-
pointed Sept. 14 because, according to City Clerk Laura
Vogel, members were not assigned term limits.
They include Jim Callahan, LuAnn Collins, John
Michaels, Norton Niss, Maynard Pinkham, Max Pow-
ers and Rob Vogel.
Initial terms for code enforcement board members
are as follows:
Niss will be appointed for a term of one year, Collins
and Pinkham will be appointed for terms of two years and
Callahan and Michaels will be appointed for terms of three
years. The alternate members, Powers and Vogel, will be
appointed for terms of three years each.
The function of the board is to enforce the city's or-
dinances and its goal is to bring citizens into compliance.
It will serve as a quasi-judicial board, thus hearing
evidence and allowing due process of law. M e m b e r s
will meet no less than once every two months. They will
not be compensated other than they may be reimbursed for
such expenses as travel and mileage.
An offender is given notice of the code violation by
the city's code enforcement officer, Phil Charnock,
who also serves as director of public works and as the
A violator is given time to correct a problem, typi-
cally involving the appearance of property and build-
ing code violations.
If not corrected, the violator will be notified to
appear before the code enforcement board. Charnock
will present the city's case and the resident will present
his or her case.
After hearing the evidence and reviewing the ordi-
nance, the board will convene and issue a final admin-
istrative order. If it goes against the resident, he or she
will again be given time to correct the violation before
the a fine is imposed by the board.
Residents have the option of appealing the order in
Manatee County Circuit Court within 30 days.
Members of the board can view the site, but are not
allowed to talk to the violator. The board has the power
to levy fines of up to $250 per day for each day the
violation has not been corrected. If a violation is irrepa-
rable, the board can fine up to $5,000.
If the fine is not paid, the board can place a lien on
the property and it will become subject to foreclosure.
The last code enforcement board dissolved in
1997. A revised code enforcement ordinance was ap-
proved by the city commission March 23.
Charnock said there is already a case scheduled to
go before the board and he expects future cases to be
He said he will be issuing notices to residents who
may be encroaching on the city's right of way. Citizens
will have 30 days to correct the problem once they are
notified by letter.
Any obstruction within eight feet of the pavement,
such as rocks, bushes and trees, will need to be re-
moved, he said.
Charnock said a swearing in and organizational
meeting was held Oct. 19.
Take a life-saving course
The Anna Maria Island Community Center
will offer a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. For more
information and to register, contact Maggie
Rosario at 778-1908.
Rosario said the fee is determined by the num-
ber of people who sign up for the course, but it will
be no more than $20 per person. The CPR class is
being conducted by a health official from the Red
Cross and students will receive certification after
completing the class. The Center is located at 407
Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
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Red tide on-again, off-again off Anna Maria Island
Probably the best way to find red tide this week is
to follow your nose official water samples for the
offshore bloom won't be taken until later this week.
Terry Behling with Mote Marine Laboratory in
Sarasota said water samples Monday in New Pass in-
dicated "red tide was present, but the counts were low
and there isn't any immediate red tide in Sarasota Bay."
She said samples offshore would be taken later this
Leigh Wallace with the Florida Marine Research
Institute in St. Petersburg said red tide was present in
the Gulf waters off Anna Maria Island last week, but
sampling had not been taken as of Tuesday and she did
not know if the algal bloom had moved offshore in the
face of Hurricane Irene's east winds.
Wallace said red tide levels were high enough last
week to cause respiratory irritation and fish kills at
several places on the Island, with the worst fish kill
taking place at Cortez Beach in Bradenton Beach.
"There were hundreds of dead fish per block
Wait for spring
It will be spring before pedestrians can take full advantage of this newly poured sidewalk in the traffic island
at Manatee Avenue and East Bay Drive. That's when the Florida Department of Transportation will install
pedestrian lights on Manatee Avenue and across the turn lane that leads to East Bay Drive. Plans are to
complete the sidewalk from there to Publix. By then the landscaping installed in the traffic islands by Every-
thing Under the Sun Garden Center should be in full bloom. Islander Photo: Pat Copeland.
there," she said.
Red tide is caused by blooms of a tiny marine or-
ganism called a dinoflagellate. The microscopic plants
produce powerful toxins that cause extensive fish kills,
contaminate shellfish and can cause severe respiratory
irritation to humans.
Bivalve shellfish, particularly oysters, clams and
coquinas, accumulate so much toxin they become toxic
Red Tide blooms have been documented in the
Gulf since the mid-1800s. A particularly bad bloom
occurred in 1947, and an outbreak in 1995-96 lasted
sporadically for about 14 months.
Hurricane Irene took aim at Anna Maria Island last
week, and thankfully for Islanders, turned right.
Poised in the Gulf of Mexico south of Key West
over Cuba, Irene was projected to track directly north,
making landfall somewhere between Boca Grande and
The category-one storm, veered east early Friday
morning and made landfall Oct. 15 approximately 30
miles south of Naples, crossed the state to Melbourne and
reorganized in the Atlantic, heading to North Carolina.
Island Emergency Operations officials delayed a
pending 7 a.m. mandatory evacuation order Friday morn-
ing, opting to assess the 11 a.m. hurricane center advisory.
By 12:30 p.m., officials were relieved to see the storm
turning and rescinded the earlier voluntary evacuation,
closing the operation center until the next event.
Several area events were postponed, including a
children's Bicycle Rodeo scheduled for Oct. 16 at Anna
Maria Elementary School. It has not yet been rescheduled.
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And, sorry. We just couldn't help but plagiarize
another cartoonist's old punch line, but geese and
geezers are flooding back to Florida from northern
Ask anyone! Traffic is definitely on the increase.
The parking lot at our shopping center location is
busier. As is the pharmacy, the restaurants and
nearly everywhere we go.
Snowbirds, our endearing term for winter-only
residents, start their southern journey around the first
of October. We'll be seeing the migration increase
intensely over the next weeks and months peak-
ing with Easter on April 23.
We reported in August that the Island's summer
season was "a champion."
Hoteliers' and restaurateurs' enthusiastic evalu-
ations ran along the lines of "best summer ever,"
"fantastic," "best July in history."
Then last week we reluctantly reported the un-
timely appearance of red tide and the accompa-
nying dead fish on our shoreline.
Just as quickly, the situation reversed itself last
week, thanks to the eastward direction of Hurricane
Irene, its winds pushing the red tide bloom out and
away from Anna Maria. At least for now.
Doesn't Mother Nature have an interesting way
of creating and solving problems? Had Irene fol-
lowed the expected path, at least the one anticipated
Friday morning by emergency managers for a
Pinellas County landfall, the wind and water surge
was predicted to ravage our north-end beach.
Thankfully, and hopefully for this hurricane sea-
son, we have been spared. It officially ends Nov. 30,
but we and the weather gurus aren't expecting
another storm in the Gulf this year.
Meanwhile, we can welcome back our tourists
and snowbirds, some of whom we can gently term
"geezers," and invite them to unpack the beach
chairs and sunscreen and their wallets.
With season and snowbirds come events. Craft
shows, art openings, festivals, parades! And while
the Anna Maria Artists Guild found it necessary to
cancel its fall Heritage Festival this year, we're
pleased to have the calendar filled this weekend by
a festival on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria.
Saturday's event featuring crafts, art, music and
food, is expected to raise funds for a millennium
celebration on the Island Dec. 4 most specifically
fireworks. There'll also be a grand holiday street
parade and a lighted boat parade the same day.
Yea! Our friends are arriving and winter's look-
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That very expensive parking lot
The Anna Maria City commission has been offered
three lots on North Bay Boulevard next to the Lake La
Vista channel, this being lots 5, 6 and 7. The price for
each is $160,000 or a total of $480,000. The offer has
been made by Mr. Toomey's attorney, Mr. Wilcox, to
Mr. Hendrickson, the city attorney, with a decision date
by Oct. 29, 1999, to purchase the three lots.
If this is concluded and the property is turned into
a parking lot, lots 6 and 7 would generate 20 parking
spaces. This would become a very expensive parking
lot at $24,000 per parking space.
If one-half of lot 5 were included in the parking
plan it would increase the parking spaces to 25 at the
cost of $15,200 per parking space. This does not in-
clude the expense of developing the area.
For the city commission to use taxpayers' money
in such a manner is not in the best interest of the resi-
dents of our fair city. With the City Pier closed for an
indefinite period, a, portion of the funds could and
should be used for capital improvements in the city.
There is adequate parking in the area now owned by the
city and to remove the property from the tax rolls
would be a loss in revenue to the city.
Tom Turner, Anna Maria
Another Anna Maria crisis
Now that we've solved all the drainage problems,
gotten rid of that dirty sand from Bimini Bay, given the
Anna Maria City Pier back to the fishermen, tempo-
rarily stopped the development of a skid row in our city
by delaying issuance of two beer and wine licenses,
said goodbye to the sting rays (till next summer) and
coaxed Hurricane Irene to the east coast, we are faced
with a new crisis the dreaded tornado worm thriv-
ing on our bayfront.
Had The Islander Bystander not opened this can of
worms (pun intended) we could be resting contentedly
on our city's accomplishments, but no. They had to
exercise their first amendment rights and the people's
right to know.
Since the word is out, we as citizens of Anna Maria
must have all the information on these critters to pro-
tect our homes and families. Listed below are just some
of the basic questions we need answered:
1. Do they attract or detract real tornadoes?
2. Assuming they move in circles, do they turn clock-
wise or counter clockwise? We also need to know if the
direction of the tornado worm changes below the equator.
3. Again, assuming they use a twisting motion, is
there a danger of the worms drilling holes in sand dol-
lars or turtle eggs when someone sunning on the beach
plays a Chubby Checker record?
4. Are these creatures edible, and if so, we need the
fat and cholesterol content as well as serving size. The
reason I ask this question is that my mole, who is work-
ing for the printer that does menus for the Rod and Reel
Pier, leaked information that their final draft of the new
menu includes tornado worms au gratin en casserole,
blackened tornado worms with toasted sand dollars,
and for desert, tornado worms a la mode.
Since our mode of operation for the City of Anna
Maria is via government grants, I would suggest that
we immediately contact our grant writer and get the
ball rolling. Lives may be at stake. We need the best
entomologist money can buy.
Bud Aubry, Anna Maria
The Holmns Beach sculptures are whimsical pieces
and a great credit to the artists imagination. Approach
Key Royale Drive from the north on Palm Avenue and
see in the sculpture there a sleigh or a wooden shoe.
The piece at city hall could easily be interpreted as a
beached whale skeleton.
In the old days, when Islanders were allowed by
folks in Anna Maria City to park and walk the beach
at Bean Point, bleached bones of large fish could some-
times be observed there.
Maybe the artist saw them, too.
I suggest city hall artistically string lights on
both sculptures this holiday season. Maybe Smith
Realtors and GTE could string colored lights from
top to bottom on the cell tower. It would rival the
roof-top tree at Blake Hospital.
What fun to drive west over the bridge and see life
in -lolmes Beach at night. Let's "lighten up" a little bit
and show us old folks we have a sense of humor.
Maridam Peck. Holmer's !acr'h
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 20, 1999 0 PAGE 7 Il
THOSE WERE THE AYSr
Par 1, Wartie Anna Maria: 1941-42 ___
kby June Alder __________________
flashing his V
signs at the
the hearts and
V FOR VICTORY
France had fallen. Before that Yu-
goslavia and Greece had gone the way
of Czechoslovakia, Poland, Finland,
Norway, Denmark, Belgium and Hol-
land. In the summer of 1941 England
stood alone against Nazi Germany.
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
knew that without the United States
fighting at its side, his beloved island
could be doomed. But though the sym-
pathetic American people were mailing
Bundles to Britain, supplying it with
Lend-Lease aid and listening avidly to
Edward R. Murrow's radio broadcasts
from blitz-devastated London, they
shrank from taking up arms.
In desperation, Churchill launched a
public relations campaign ostensibly di-
rected toward the peoples conquered by
Germany. Churchill's main target, how-
ever was the citizenry of the United
A few minutes after midnight on
Sunday, July 20, a fictional "Colonel
Britton" went on the air from London,
urging those living under Hitler's night-
marish rule to go out under cover of
darkness and smear "millions of Vs on
walls and doors and pavements all over
Europe" as a symbol of resistance to
Intoned Colonel Britton:
"The V sign is the symbol of the
unconquerable will of the occupied ter-
ritories and a portent of the fate awaiting
the Nazi tyranny. So long as the people
of Europe continue to refuse all collabo-
ration with the invader, it is sure that his
cause will perish and that Europe will be
Churchill's spokesman urged his
listeners to "wait for the word," promis-
ing that "when the moment comes, the
action will be such that the Germans
will be powerless to halt it."
Most radio stations across the
United States carried the BBC broad-
cast. One commentator caught up in the
emotion of the moment, declared, "Thus
in the still of night with darkness as a
shield, Britain's propaganda campaign
went over the top seeking to unite the
continent against Hitler's Germany. It is
believed that Colonel Britton's words
were heard from the tiny farmhouses in
Norway's grassv valleys to the teeming
slums of Prague."
Americans were invited to get into
the "V for Victory" spirit, too. Sugges-
tions for using the alphabetical weapon
Raising the first two fingers to
form a "V."
Playing recordings of Beethoven's
fifth (Vth) symphony with its Morse
code beginning of three short notes and
a long note.
Tapping out the Morse code "V"
on restaurant tables and in other public
Churchill's V for Victory slogan
was a big hit in America and became
probably the most popular rallying cry
of World War Two.
In the town of Indiana, Pa., on the
day of Churchill's broadcast, a zealous
citizen had a 10-foot-high aluminum-
painted "V" erected on top of the
county courthouse. That night the
floodlights were turned on almost at
the same time as Churchill was pro-
claiming "V for Victory Day" in Lon-
don. It would "stay up till the war's
end," said Alex Stewart.
Then there was Dr. George S.
Barnes of Bradenton Beach.
A few days after the United States
entered the war he put up a large V for
Victory banner at the foot of his
Bayside Street. A neighbor of his com-
plained to the Board of County Com-
missioners that the sign was obstruct-
ing his view of the bay.
The doctor, well into his 70s, and
a veteran of the Spanish-American
War, the Mexican war and World War
One, replied, "Well, if the sign offends
my neighbor, I'll remove it from the
end of the street and erect it, bigger and
better, on my own property where it
will perhaps be just as easily seen.
"I'm hoping to get a notice from
the War Department any day now to
report for duty. And if I do get such a
notice, the V sign will still go on doing
its bit while I do mine."
As far as we know, Barnes's sign
stayed up for the duration.
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Park plans presented in Bradenton Beach
By Paul Roat
With a plan now in hand, Bradenton Beach offi-
cials are looking for financial assistance to create what
could be the first handicap-accessible beachfront park
in the state.
Katie Pierola Sunset Park, in the 2200 block of
Gulf Drive at the beach, is the focus of the effort. The
property was acquired by the state as a public park five
By Susan K. Kesselring
Flattering or flamboyant?
Depending on whom you talk to in Anna Maria,
the reaction to the flickering lights streaming from
Bayview Plaza's tower is mixed.
Workers are busy putting final touches on the
newly constructed retail center at 101 S. Bay Blvd.,
with a grand opening on Oct. 23 to coincide with a
street festival the same day.
Described as a type of strobe light that emits multi-
colored pulses of lights, it has ignited the ire of
Vivienne Barnes, who said in a letter to Mayor Chuck
Shumard, "They look like the lights in a discotheque."
Barnes, who lives at 513 Kumquat, told The Is-
lander Bystander she's "horrified" by the flashing
lights and wants them switched off.
In her letter, Barnes asks Shumard if the owner had
a permit to install that type of flashing light.
Phil Charnock, Anna Maria's building official, said
a description of the light was not included with the
plans. Charnock said he was told the tower would be
illuminated with one white light.
He said the flashing lights are in violation of the
city's ordinance and will ask owner Jim Toomey to
Shumard said, "The lights are not appropriate."
Vice Mayor Robert McElheny said he doesn't
mind them. "It's a great navigational tool for boaters.
They won't have any trouble finding their way home."
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benches erected, and a wheelchair-friendly boardwalk
constructed near the water.
There were a few problems with the park, though.
The beach where the park is located is something of an
erosion "hot spot," and with the departure of the sand
the boardwalk at the water's edge at times is more fish-
ing pier than dune walkover. The park also doesn't
have any parking spaces.
Emily Anne Smith, with the Bradenton Beach
archtictural firm of Eatman & Smith, presented a new
site plan to the city commission that builds on the ex-
isting features of the park. Her proposal includes dis-
mantling the boardwalk and using the lumber to create
a ground-level walkway "like a rope of pearls," as
Smith put it.
Palms would be added and native beach plants
planted to enhance the landscaping. There would also
be a dune system installed near the water, with the
boardwalk crossing the dune to the beach.
There are also four handicap-only parking spaces
provided at the south end of the park, with a crushed
shell driveway entering the park from Gulf Drive.
There are no hard-and-fast costs included in
Smith's site plan, but she estimated the total work at
around $50,000. Since it would be handicap-accessible
only, the park may be eligible for federal or state grants
through a disability program, Smith said, and commis-
sioners agreed to look into finding funding from those
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Islander can't wait to get on road again
By Susan K. Kesselring
Erin Beal is without wheels.
Beal's car broke down late September in the 3600
block of East Bay Drive. She and her two young chil-
dren left it and walked home to 62nd Street.
They have been walking ever since.
The following evening her..tan 1987 Mercury Sable
was vandalized, the windows and mirrors pulverized
and the driver's side severely dented.
Holmes Beach police believe the car, along with a
string of demolished mail boxes in the area, are the
work of hockey stick-wielding youths. A partial
hockey stick was found near the car.
According to police reports, a victim of the mail
box bashing said there was a heated hockey match the
previous evening between Manatee and Bayshore high
schools where tempers were running high.
Beal has two children, Taylor, 4 and Jacob, 11
months. She's unemployed and on a fixed income,
she said, stretching to make ends meet with money
from a family inheritance and limited help from the
Beal, 22, moved to Holmes Beach from Seattle,
Wash., five years ago. She said she was devastated af-
ter finding out about the condition of her car because
it had been such a struggle and a triumph to come
up with enough money to buy the vehicle.
For her, the Mercury symbolized freedom after
depending on the generosity of neighbors and friends
to take her places too far to walk to or during times
when the weather was foul, she said.
Beal is again depending on the kindness of others.
Her daughter, Taylor, attends Palma Sola Preschool
and is presently being car-pooled, she said.
Beal said it doesn't make much sense to have the
car repaired because she paid $800 and a repair esti-
mate is $3,000, far more than the car's value.
But she doesn't have the money to replace it either.
The Islander Bystander printed an impassioned
letter from Beal after the incident and editorialized her
The newspaper directed people who want to help
Beal to Pierrette Kelly, executive director of the Anna
Maria Island Community Center.
Beal's outlook has since changed. She said she no
longer feels alone and is grateful others in the commu-
nity want to help her and her children.
She said she would like to thank those people who
empathized with her predicament and have reached out
to help her.
Phone calls and offers of assistance were, grate-
fully, overwhelming, Kelly said.
So many "angel-type people" called in offering to
drive Beal to errands, or lend her their car, Kelly said.
Kelly said "miracles do happen." Anne O'Brien, a
local resident, offered to give Beal a car she doesn't
drive any longer.
She said O'Brien told her it needs a muffler, but
otherwise it's in good shape. Beal is going to meet with
the woman later this week to look at the car.
Holmes Beach police are still investigating the
crime and are working with school resource officers to
find the vandals. If you have any information about the
crimes, contact the police department at 708-5525.
Homestead exemption forms available
Senior citizens wishing to apply for the additional
homestead exemption recently approved in Holmes Beach
must obtain forms at the Manatee County Property
Appraiser's Office, 915 Fourth Ave. W., Bradenton.
The additional $25,000 exemption is available to
property owners over age 65 who have an annual house-
hold income of less than $20,000. The following criteria
and definitions apply:
A taxpayer claiming the exemption must annually
submit to the appraiser by March 1 a statement of house-
hold income on a U.S. Internal Revenue Service form.
Each member of the household must submit copies
of any federal income tax returns for the prior year, wage
and earnings statements and any other documents the de-
partment finds necessary by June 1.
Household means a person or group of persons liv-
ing together in a room or group of rooms as a housing unit.
The term does not include persons boarding in or renting
a portion of a dwelling.
Household income means the adjusted gross income
of all members of a household as defined in the U.S. In-
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The Sarasota Audubon Society will start its new
season with a walk at Coquina BayWalk on Leffis Key
at the south end of Bradenton Beach and on Longboat
Key's Beer Can Island Saturday, Oct. 23.
The outing, led by Rusty Blackwell, will begin
with a view of water birds along the beach and end with
an optional lunch at Moore's Stone Crab restaurant in
the village on north Longboat. Persons interested in the
event may meet at 8:30 a.m. at the West Broadway
parking lot at the north end of Longboat Key. Details
may be obtained at 364-9212.
Holiday packages of food
offered through SHARE
Requests are being accepted until Nov. 5 at Anna
Maria Island Community Center for two food package
programs offered by Self-Help And Resource Ex-
change of Tampa Bay.
Diana Robinson at the Center said SHARE is an
international program that provides about $36 worth of
food for $14 and "a little work in the community such
as volunteering at the library or picking up a neighbor's
paper, something nice for the community."
The $14 basic food package is one of those for
November. The other is a Thanksgiving package with
turkey dinner and trimmings for $15. A third package
in December is a ham dinner. Details may be obtained
'Songs Eternity' concert
Tuesday at MCC
A work entitled "Songs Eternity" will be the cen-
terpiece of a concert of the Manatee Community Col-
lege choirs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Neel Audi-
torium, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Dr. David
Brunner, director of choral activities at the University
of Central Florida, wrote the song.
Others on the bill are "The Last Words of
David," "Much Ado About Nothings" and "Take Me
Out to the Ball Game." Details are available at 755-
1511 ext. 4240.
The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce will
host its October members' breakfast, "Good Morning,
Longboat Key!" at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the
Chamber office, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive in the
Whitney Beach Plaza.
Details are available at 387-9519.
James A. Greer
James A. Greer, 77, of Bradenton died Oct. 3 at Blake
Medical Center. A memorial service was conducted Oct.
9 at Bean Point on Anna Maria Island with Rev. Dan
Kiltz, pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, officiating.
Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Greer was a machine tool
engineer and the chief executive officer of the Kennametal
Inc. foreign division in Frankfort, Germany. He retired to
Palm Beach in 1985, moved to Colorado and finally to
Bradenton at the end of September. He and his wife Mary,
who survives, were married for 56 years.
Other survivors are son David J. of Littleton, Colo.,
daughter Carol Green-Siemaszko of Bradenton, brother
David A. of Rochester, N.Y., and three grandchildren.
Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of ar-
Brian Keith Rosenberg
Brian Keith Rosenberg, 35, of Bradenton Beach, died
Oct. 4 at home.
There will be no service. Burial will be in New Mem-
phis Cemetery, Palmetto. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home,
Manatee Avenue Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Rosenberg came to Manatee
County from there in 1990. He was a cook at Moore's
Stone Crab Restaurant. He was a Jew.
He is survived by companion, Karen Curry of
Bradenton Beach; and a daughter, Tori, of
Just in time for Halloween
Mary Ann Tyrrell, formerly of Holmes Beach and
now a resident of Perico Island, admires the whimsi-
cal mask exhibit by artist Larry Lacina on display
through October. Islander Photos: Edna Tiemann
Longboat art show open
The Longboat Key Center for the Arts is accepting
entries for its 11th annual Art on the Avenue juried fine
arts show Nov. 20.
More than 80 displays will be included at the show
at the Avenue of the Flowers. It is sponsored by the
Avenue of the Flowers Merchants Association and
Waste Management. Information may be obtained at
Saturday Night Out
is this weekend
Fifty volunteers from the arts in Manatee County will
sing, act, dance and model in 20 acts at the annual Satur-
day Night Out beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Munici-
pal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
Proceeds from the dinner dance will go to the
American Cancer Society, Humane Society of Mana-
tee County and the Bradenton Ballet Repertory, which
will perform three dance routines. Details are available
Manatee Players set
auditions for plays
Auditions for two plays have been scheduled by
the Manatee Players for 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday,
Oct. 24 and 25, at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main
The plays are "The Jungle Book," which will run
Nov. 12 20. and "You're a Good Man, Charlie
Brown," Dec. 2 19. Details are available at 748-0111.
Marie S. Smith
Marie S. Smith, 87, of Bradenton, died Oct. 9 in Blake
Born in Boston, Mass., Mrs. Smith came to Manatee
County from Warwick, R.I., in 1962. She was a home-
maker. She attended Christ Episcopal Church.
She was past matron of the Milton Order of Eastern
Star No. 107 in Massachusetts and was Grand Esther of
the Order of Eastern Star in Massachusetts in 1951; was
a lieutenant in the Red Cross Motor Corps in Milton,
Mass., for 15 years; was a permanent member of the
Manatee Historical Society; was a life member of Pleia-
des Chapter Order of Eastern Star No. 91, Chatham, Mass.
She was a member of the Anna Maria Island Women's
Club, the Manatee River Garden Club Founder's Circle,
Conservatory of Music in Cape Cod, Mass., Temple
Shrine No. 7 White Shrine of Jerusalem, Ironwood Ladies
Golf Association and Bradenton Elkettes No. 1511.
Service was held Oct. 15 at Griffith-Cline Funeral
Home, Cortez Road Chapel. Memorial contributions may
be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 U.S. 301
Blvd. W., Suite 136, Bradenton, FL 34205, or to the
American Heart Association, 5899 Whitfield Ave., Suite
200, Sarasota FL 34243.
She is survived by a brother, Henry Tiews of
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER 0 OCTOBER 20, 1999 U PAGE 11 II[
Granddad shows kids
By Jim Hanson
Robert Byrnes Jones is back on his Island, basking
in the gratification of having spent "the very best part"
of his summer traveling with grandchildren through the
world of their ancestors.
It started for him decades ago, with his interest in
his forebears and their lives and fates. It started with the
grandchildren four years ago, when Jones planted a tree
for each of them.
He rooted five small oak trees in the churchyard in
Tennessee where many ancestors are buried.
This year the young generation became more and
more curious about the generations before, no doubt
egged on by their genealogist granddad.
So Jones arranged a time convenient to all, rented
a van and rounded up his descendants. His daughters
are in Columbia, S.C., and Auburndale, so he met them
all in what he passed off as a "central" place, St.
George Island in the Florida Panhandle.
The young ones, three boys and two girls, range
from 11 to 19 years and he feared there might be some
friction over who sat where. But by the second day, he
said, everyone liked where he or she was sitting, no
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They started with the Civil War Memorial at
Bryson's Crossroads near Tupelo, Miss., where an ances-
tor was killed his widow brought an iron fence by
wagon from Tennessee and placed it around the spot.
Jones took his grandchildren to "their" trees and
on a long pilgrimage through Tennessee, where there
have been Joneses since 1804, all of them researched
and catalogued by the current Jones. He had spent six
weeks on a notebook that indexed those early Joneses,
with stories and genealogies. Each grandchild got a
copy, two inches thick.
He's not the only writer: He learned that the 12-
year-old grandchild kept a journal all through the trip.
All found the trip a grand and instructive adven-
ture, Jones said, and would have liked to spend more
than five days on it. But they had other things to do.
"I'm happy they're so busy the couldn't go for
more than a week," he said. "But I wish they could
Jones has lived in Holmes Beach for 25 years. He
was a hospital administrator by profession, and was
acting administrator of Blake Memorial Hospital when
it opened a quarter of a century ago. In retirement he
followed a number of trades he'd always found inter-
esting, but now is "just plain retired," as he put it.
No generation gap
Two generations of Joneses are getting along just fine at a historic site in the Jones family history, the Brice's
Crossroads cemetery in Mississippi where a Jones killed in the Civil War is buried. Robert Jones of Holmes
Beach took allfive of his grandchildren on a tour of their past in Tennessee. From left to right are Austin Nall,
William Anderson, Ryan Nall, Jones, Kathy Anderson, Courtney Nall.
By David Futch and Susan Kesselring
The totals are in on the 12th annual Manatee
Coastal Cleanup and they are staggering.
What these trashy numbers indicate most is the lack
of respect people have for the beaches they love to use.
On Anna Maria Island, 230 volunteers cleaned 18
miles of shoreline and picked up 3,349 pounds of trash
and 11,270 cigarette butts, according to Keep Manatee
Beautiful executive director Ingrid McClellan.
In terms of the entire county, 704 people patrolled
85.5 miles of the coast and picked up 38,197 pounds of
trash. During the same clean up last September, volun-
teers picked up 18,608 pounds.
McClellan said the huge discrespancy between 1998
and 1999 lies in the fact that this year Bradenton city staff
from the code enforcement and the sanitation division re-
moved 16,400 pounds from vacant city property.
On the Island, the volunteer group Turtle Club was
number one in picking up butts. From 17th Street North
to 27th Street North on the beach, Turtle Clubbers col-
lected 2,201 during their three-hour patrol.
Countywide, Southeast High School Key Club was
the big winner in the butts collection contest with 3,573
filters from Rossi Waterfront Park in downtown
On one shoreline in the county, several clubs com-
bined to pick up 19,987 butts.
"Cig butts are the biggest culprit and they have
been for the past 10 years," McClellan said. "On the up
side, groups are finding less trash each year and we
hope its because of people's awareness.
"Manatee County has a big problem with illegal
dumping. We sent one group out to Perico Island and
they found boat hulls, furniture and bathtubs and they
filled half a dumpster from just one spot. They were
supposed to go to five other places but didn't get to any
of them because they found so much in that one spot
north of Galati Marina."
At another place on the west end of Palma Sola
Causeway, volunteers found 30 tires and enough yard
waste to fill a couple of dumpsters, McClellan said.
Other problem areas include Terra Ceia, Palma
Sola, Gilligan's Island and no-name island south of
Gilligan's where people leave their trash behind.
Carl Keeler, faculty advisor for Manatee Commu-
nity College's Earth Club, brought 46 volunteers to
Leffis Key where they picked up 675 pounds of trash
and 1,225 cigarette butts.
"In the past, our volunteers would collect 900 or
1,000 pounds of trash," Keeler said. "I like to think that
since we had 675 pounds this year that people are re-
sponding when it comes to littering. The biggest prob-
lem is one we see year after year at Leffis glass beer
bottles. We found 229 pounds of beer bottles this year."
McClellan said there are two reasons for Coastal
"We're affiliated with Keep America Beautiful and
we do this because when people clean up they're less
likely to litter. People who volunteer develop a sense
of community ownership," she said. "It's an educa-
tional experience to learn about the vast litter problem
in the community. Driving by you never would think
cigarette butts are a big problem, but it's number one."
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By Don Maloney
Special to the Islander
Wife Sarah's shopping list last Tuesday calling
for only toilet paper and toothpaste was the simplest
I'd been handed in years, but it turned out to require
more decisions than when I used to take the kids to
Howard Johnson's to pick from among those 32 ice
First thing I noticed in the paper goods row at
Publix was that there is no such thing as "toilet paper,"
there's only "bathroom tissue." Second was that it
comes in single rolls, four-roll packs as well as six,
eight, nine, 12 and 24-roll packs. My list gave no hint
of how many rolls I was expected to bring home. Fi-
nally, I decided on the even dozen pack.
Then came decision number two: single-ply,
double-ply or triple-ply rolls? And what brand did she
want? At home I never looked at the label, foam-rubber
Scott's rolls were labeled as "Soft, Strong, Lasts to a Charmi
Longer." The value of those first two qualities, I under- wrapper. O0
stood, but how long do I want my paper- I'm sorry, my one, the wra
tissue to last? One use does the job; I never save it. it had "Ultr;
So, I moved on to White Cloud. Their claim of to that old n
"Thick Tissue with the Soft Touch" was tempting, but So, inste
the chance of it being too thick worried me, since moved over I
sometimes the grandchildren visit and use such things. happy using
Next shelf had Charmin, the one that old man pack. But tl
wouldn't let anybody squeeze in the old TV com- "Cushy Ripp
mercials. The choices there worried me, too. Like want to get ii
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rolls were "Another 40 Percent More Absorbent."
More than what, they didn't spell out. But the math
Part that bothered me was that the same wrapper said
it was a "Double Roll With 40 Percent More
Sheets." Now, if it was a "Double Roll," shouldn't
it have 100 percent more sheets?
Anyway, after all this research I decided to let Mrs.
Maloney make the bathroom tissue decision herself
from now on. I can get in enough trouble home with-
out risking picking the wrong cushion, thickness, soft,
rippled or squeeze for something that is dealt with on
a daily basis. But then, I thought, why not pick my fa-
vorite? Worst that could happen is that I might be told
what to do with it. And, wasn't that the whole idea in
the first place?
So, on to the toothpaste, but not yet, because I want
to brush up on the confusion I ran into on those shelves.
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Bo Hunter (running right) of Island Baptist Church directs other volunteers
installing the new baptistry through a hole cut in the Prairie Community Baptist
Church in Woonsocket, S.D. He and others from Anna Maria Island and
Bradenton helped the Dakotans repair flood damage and taught afive-day vaca-
tion Bible school to children there. Also on the evangelism/flood relief trip were
Rev. Charlie Hahn, Irv and Eloise Bobbitt, Valerie Adams, Kenny Schmitz,
Christine Lonergan, Stephen Bruce, Jon Repass and Chelsea Brown.
Officers to serve for the 1999-2000 term for the Episcopal Church Women of the
Church of the Annunciation are, left to right, Carole Broden, president; Haryette
Jenkins, secretary; Pat Johnson, vice president; Isabel Whitehead, treasurer; and
Ruth Curry, corresponding secretary.
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By Jim Hanson
It's not enough that we have to worry about wind
and storm surges and floods this hurricane season. We
also had better keep snakes in mind.
When their habitat floods, they head for high
ground the same high ground that people likely will
occupy, even if it's mainly a house.
High water is when snakes and people meet, said
Andy Price, and that's not a happy combination any
time and especially not during the confusion of a storm
and when medical help is otherwise occupied. He hears
about it all as fire chief for Anna Maria/West Side fire
He and another native, Snooks Adams, have many
memories of venomous snakes, for the reptiles have
been plentiful in the past and still show up now and
then just when you least appreciate them.
Price said he recalls from his childhood in Cortez
a huge rattlesnake crawling in the yard and his mother
running over it twice with her car. It still was full of
life. Until a neighbor's shotgun ended it all.
Adams was the lone deputy sheriff for the Island
and later founding chief of the Holmes Beach Police
Department, and he said he has killed many a rattler on
the Island. And he's seen many water moccasins, but
never a coral snake.
Those are the poisonous species found here, said
Travis Seawright, Manatee County extension agent.
The rattlesnake almost always warns intruders with the
rattles on its tail. Moccasins are found in water. The
coral is a burrower and can be found in yard litter. A
close relative of the cobra, its venom is paralytic.
Wally Watkins, herpetologist for Jungle Gardens
in Sarasota, said the cottonmouth and coral snakes are
timid and seldom seen, while the cottonmouth's
brother, the water moccasin, will chase a human if an-
gered by insistent intrusion.
The rattler, he said, comes in 26 versions in the
United States, largest and smallest of which are
found around these parts the eastern diamondback
and the pygmy.
Although a Sarasota boy nearly died of a coral
snake bite last year, they are rare. More numerous
are rattlesnake bites because the snakes are more nu-
merous, but they too rarely bite anyone and almost
Should you be bitten, all experts agree, don't do
what you've been taught all your life: Do not isolate the
bitten area with a tourniquet.
"There can be severe damage if the venom is local-
ized," said Chief Price. "Let it dilute through your sys-
tem. Get medical treatment as soon as possible."
Seawright warned that "more damage is done by
amateurs' treatment than by the snakebite. Keep calm
as possible and get medical help."
Retired Police Chief Adams said he has nothing
against snakes. He grew up around them in Cortez
and swam in a pond where moccasins and alligators
lived, and "they were no bother as long as we let
He recalled the last poisonous snake he killed on
the Island, a four-foot rattler at Gulf Drive and Pine
"I popped him with my night stick and put the body
in the back seat of my police car. The body kept on
twitching and I stopped at the Key Royale triangle and
reached in and picked him up to get rid of him.
"A couple saw me and started jabbering, so I hit the
old snake again as if I was just getting around to kill-
ing him. That couple gave me the strangest look, but
over their shoulders as they headed out fast."
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 8, theft of a credit card, fraudulent use of a
credit card, 100 Spring Ave., Sandbar restaurant. The
victim reported he used his credit card at the restaurant
on Sept. 25. He said he noticed the card was missing
on Sept. 28 and realized he left it at the restaurant. He
called his bank and learned that $2,000 in unauthorized
charges had been made on the card.
The victim said he spoke to the manager of the
restaurant who said a similar incident had occurred in
May. The case is under investigation.
Oct. 8, animal bite, 500 block of Spring Avenue.
The complainant reported she was walking her dog
when it was attacked by a pit bull. The Manatee County
Health Department is conducting a rabies investigation.
Oct. 9, domestic battery, 500 block of Magnolia.
The victim reported the suspect hit her on the nose and
pushed her to the ground. The deputy reported the vic-
tim had a swollen eye, bloody nose, scrapes on her
knees and elbows and a cut on her arm.
The victim said the suspect is attending domestic
violence courses and every time he comes home from
a meeting, he becomes violent. The suspect was placed
Oct. 13, criminal mischief, 100 S. Bay Blvd.,
Anna Maria City Pier. The complainant reported an
unknown person removed the plastic cover from a
walkway light and broke the bulb.
Oct. 9, stolen vehicle tag, 2600 block of Gulf
Oct. 9, criminal mischief, 100 block of Bridge
Street, parking lot. The victim reported an unknown
person let the air out of two of his tires and scratched
the vehicle. Damages were $500.
Oct. 10, trespass times two, Cortez Beach. The
officer observed two subjects fishing on the erosion
control groin that is barricaded and marked with no
trespassing signs. He issued summonses to the subjects.
Oct. 10, trespass, Cortez Beach. The officer ob-
served the subject fishing on the erosion control groin
that is barricaded and marked with no trespassing signs.
He issued a sumimonss.
Oct. 11, found property a bicycle, 100 Gulf
Drive N., Circle K.
Oct. 13, DWLS with knowledge, violation of
driver's license restriction, 100 block of Fifth Street
North. The officer observed the subject operating a
vehicle in an erratic manner and stopped her. A check
showed her driver's license is suspended and she is
only permitted to drive for business purposes. She was
placed in custody.
Oct. 8, theft of a basketball backboard, hoop and
net, 300 block of 56th Street.
Oct. 8, harassment, 5500 block of Marina Drive.
The complainant reported the subject has been harass-
ing her. The officer advised her to file an injunction and
call police if he returns.
Oct. 8 animal, 600 block of Key Royale Drive. The
officer found a dog wearing a choke collar but no tags. He
reported the dog was very friendly and in good health.
Attempts to locate the owner were unsuccessful and an
animal control employee responded to get the dog.
Oct. 8, gas drive off, 5333 Gulf Drive, BP Station.
Oct. 9, trespass warning, 400 block of Clark. The
complainant reported the subject was at the residence
pounding on doors and windows and refused to leave.
The subject ran when the officer arrived. The officer
located the subject and the complainant issued a tres-
Oct. 10, gas drive off, 3015 Gulf Drive, Citgo.
Oct. 10, assistance. King Fish Boat Ramp. The
marine officer was flagged down by a boater with en-
gine trouble and towed the boat to the ramp.
Oct. 10, found property identification and
credit cards, 6608 Marina Drive, Church of the Annun-
Oct. 10, warrant, 400 block of 62nd Street. The
complainants reported the intoxicated subject entered
their residence and created problems. The officer lo-
cated the subject and a check showed she had three
warrants from Manatee County. She was placed in
Oct. 10, found property a vehicle tag, 5800
block of Marina Drive.
Oct. 11, fraud, 5353 Gulf Drive, Timesaver. The
complainant reported she purchased counterfeit
pok6mon cards from the store. The officer confiscated
143 packs of cards. T'he case is under investigation.
Oct. 1 1, traffic., East l ay and GunAf drives. The
subject was stopped for careles driving ad a check
showed his driver's.ticense was suspendkd~il d expired
and he had no motorcyck: endorsemenltarnegistration.
The subject was placed in custody and the officer is-
sued four citations.
Oct. 12, theft, 4700 block of Gulf Drive. The of-
ficer was assisting a subject with a disabled vehicle and
a check showed the tag was stolen in Holmes Beach a
week prior. The subject said he purchased the vehicle
two days ago. The officer found the vehicle's tag in the
trunk. The subject was placed in custody.
Oct. 12, domestic assault, assault on a law en-
forcement officer, resisting without violence, threaten-
ing a public servant, 3000 block of Avenue E. The sus-
pects were involved in a heated argument and when the
officer ordered them to cease, they refused and were
placed in custody.
One suspect refused to be handcuffed, clenched his
fist at the officer and refused to get into the patrol ve-
hicle, said the report. The officer said the suspect made
threats to him and the other suspect, became unruly and
banged his head against the patrol vehicle's cage.
If you have information that may help solve crimes,
contact Crime Stoppers at 747-COPS. You may be eli-
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students on upcoming
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Firefighters share safety tips with students
By Susan K. Kesselring
Ask children what they want to be when they grow
up and many will tell you a fireman.
Kids learn early on that firefighters are heroes be-
cause they routinely risk their lives to save the lives of
Four local firefighters spent last week encouraging
kids to be their own heroes by learning how to protect
themselves before and during a fire.
Firefighters from the Anna Maria-West Side Fire
District spent time with each class at Anna Maria El-
ementary School practicing fire safety during Fire Pre-
On his rounds to the classrooms, Fire Inspector
Tom Soleau tells kids that he's seen a lot of death and
destruction in his 26 years, some of it needless and pre-
ventable. He's a firm believer in being prepared for the
worst and tells the students the importance of having
two exits and to plan their moves ahead of time by
conducting regular fire drills in the home.
Soleau said the department gives out free smoke
detectors to children who do not have them in their
Soleau tells students most fires, 80 percent, occur
between midnight and 6 a.m., which is why it's impor-
tant for them to have a fire alarm to wake them up in
the event of a fire.
The fire inspector also tells them its important not
to open a door that feels hot. They should crouch low
under the smoke, holding cloths to their face to keep
from breathing the smoke and stay put until they can
Once Soleau finished his lesson, third graders in
Kathy Granstad's class got some hands-on training
with a visit to the fire engine parked in the school's cir-
Firefighters Alan Beck and Victor Accurso Sr.
demonstrated some of the equipment on board that
saves many lives each year, such as the Jaws of Life.
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Anna Maria-West Side Fire District Captain Barry Brooks and Firefighter Victor Accurso Sr. let each student
in Kathy Granstad's third-grade class have a turn at pulling the nozzle on afire hose during Fire Prevention
Week in October.
Beck explained it was created for race car drivers who
have a high incidence of collisions.
Students learned that a fire truck has a reserve tank
with 750 gallons of water in case the department can't
hook up to a water hydrant right away and that it takes
on average only 50 gallons of water to put out a fire.
The firefighters alter their lesson plan to be "age
appropriate." Captain Barry Brooks said they get fully
suited up for younger children.
Brooks said the uniforms and equipment they have to
wear is unnerving to some children and they'll hide from
the fire fighters. He lessens their anxiety by telling them
the oxygen mask with a long hose attached is similar to
the Snuffulufugus character on Sesame Street.
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The people soon restored the town and held a
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Later, members of the Fire Marshals Association of
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President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first
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Palm Tree Villas' penalty
kick nips LaPensee 3-2
Joel Mitchell blasted a couple of strong goals with
some powerful left-footed crosses, but it was a late
penalty kick that allowed Palm Tree Villas to outlast
LaPensee Plumbing in Division 3 soccer.
Both teams were undefeated at 4-0 when Spencer
Carper broke a 2-2 tie late in the second half to keep
Palm Tree perfect and give his team a 3-2 victory Oct.
13 at Anna Maria Island Community Center.
The penalty kick inside LaPensee's goal box came
about after a LaPensee defensive player grabbed a ball
that was going in goal.
Carper promptly nailed the ball past LaPensee
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LaPensee started the scoring when Christian
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Mitchell tied the game with two minutes left in the
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Chamberlain repeated his first-half early goal with
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Price to knot the game 2-2.
Mitchell stole the ball a minute later and was wide
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standing play to preserve the tie.
Each side then played a strong defensive game
keeping their opponents away from scoring until a cor-
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ner kick that brought on the penalty.
Carper scored from 10 yards out and the Palm Tree
goalie yelled to his teammates, "We got 'em now."
Moose to play in golf tourney
The Anna Maria Island Royal Order of Moose
2188 has scheduled its annual golf tournament for Sat-
urday, Oct. 30, at Palma Sola Golf Club.
The format calls for a four-person scramble with
first-, second- and third-place money to be awarded.
The format includes two-person teams plus a blind
There will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
There also will be men's and women's longest
drive and closest-to-the-pin contests.
A dinner will be held at the Bradenton Beach
Lodge immediately following.
Anyone interested in joining in should call the
Lodge at 778-4110 for information. Entry fee is $40
and slots are filling up quick, so give them a call. The
fee is due by Saturday, Oct. 23.
Geurin birdies No. 17 to take
Bryan Geurin birdied the par-three 17th hole at
Palma Sola Golf Club to win a skin, a closest-to-the-
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Rob Canada came in second with scoring deter-
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Anna Maria Island
First team listed is home team
Division 1 (Ages 12-13) All games begin at 7:30 p.m. unless designated
Oct. 20(makeup game) Mr. Bones vs. Islander Bystander at 6 p.m.
Oct. 221sland Animal Clinic vs. Islander Bystander
Oct. 25Mr. Bones vs. Islander Bystander
Division 2 (Ages 10-11) All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
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Oct. 26Beall's vs. Pool America
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Oct. 21 Oden Hardy vs. Palm Tree Villas
Oct. 22LaPensee vs. Beach Bistro
Oct. 25Palm Tree Villas vs. Oden Hardy
Oct. 26LaPensee vs. Longboat Observer
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Oct. 26Air America vs. Island Pest Control at 6 p.m.
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NOGAPS rules, high-tech lows, cell flares
Despite meteorological wonders of the past 20
years, when those pesky Gulf of Mexico hurricanes
start whirling around, forecasters seem forever stymied
on coming up with an accurate storm track.
Look at the last two storms we've had as examples.
Every computer model but one showed landfall all but
certain to be somewhere near Tampa Bay as it chugged
along in the Gulf. That lone dissenting computer, called
NOGAPS and no, I have no idea what that stands for
- called for the storm to do a 180-degree turn and head
back into the Caribbean. You could detect a bit of de-
rision in the tone of the hurricane forecaster's discus-
sions when they mentioned NOGAPS' predicted track,
but low and behold, NOGAPS was right and we
watched Harvey scurry away like a rabbit going back
into its den.
Then comes Irene. On Oct. 12 it was merely a
bunch of thunderstorms south of Cuba. Then the thun-
derstorms came together and we had a tropical storm,
then a minimal hurricane two days later with a pro-
jected landfall just about on top of us, or maybe a little
to the south.
We watched the computer models closely for
Irene, and saw that NOGAPS called for the storm to
come to a screeching halt south of Cuba for three days
before proceeding northeast. Again, the discussions of
the tracks pooh-poohed our trusty computer.
Lo and behold, the storm did stall south of Cuba-
not for three days, but long enough for an upper level
trough to work its way south across Florida and force
the storm to veer to the east, or at least that was the way
it looked to a few of us.
The Weather Channel gurus were so certain
NOGAPS was wrong, though, that they sent a team to
Siesta Key to report on its presumed devastation.
Sarasota County emergency management officials
were concerned enough to issue a mandatory evacua-
tion notice for mobile homes and barrier islands early
on Oct. 15, including Longboat Key. Manatee County
folks were thinking the same thing for a while, too, but
held off a few hours.
But, oops Irene started to turn more to the east.
SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 21
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Observer beats Bistro 2-0
In other Division 3 action, brothers David and Brad
Bryant scored goals to lead the Longboat Observer
team to a 2-0 whitewash of the Beach Bistro that al-
lowed the Observer to pull into third place.
Both goals were scored in the first half and the
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You go NOGAPS!, we cheered.
And as we all found out, the storm kept veering
ever so slightly to the east, eventually making landfall
Oct. 15 at the southern tip of the state, drenching Mi-
ami and East Florida with up to 18 inches of rain, and
then heading up the coast to Daytona Beach and Jack-
sonville over the weekend, eventually drenching North
As one guy told me last week, "Anybody who's
lived here for a while can look at the storm on radar and
figure out where the hurricane is going to go. A lot of
times what they say on TV isn't right, though."
It's one thing to make a prediction based on what
you see on TV and decide for you and your family
whether or not to evacuate in the face of a hurricane.
It's a totally different thing when you've got to make
a decision that impacts tens of thousands of people,
something the emergency managers have to do for ev-
ery storm that threatens.
Better to err on the side of caution and order an
evacuation that isn't needed than to allow people to
stay and then, later, have to start gathering bodies.
But it sure would be nice if those Gulf hurricanes
would behave rationally and learn to follow the lines
- lines that lead away from Florida.
I will offer one storm prediction here, though -
Irene will be the last hurricane Southwest Florida will
have to worry about this year. Let's hope our luck holds
and next year's hurricane season is the same for us as
what we had to deal with this time around. I'll take
close calls anly day over having to deal with the devas-
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station of a hurricane on Anna Maria Island.
High tech forum quashed
by low-tech glitch
Speaking of technology and storms, there was
some irony during Irene's path across the state. Seems
the first meeting of the Florida Information Services
Technology Development Task Force was scheduled
for last Friday and Saturday in Orlando. The group's
goal is to provide the legislature information on how
the state can become a commercial and educational
center for emerging technologies and attract high-tech
folks, sorta like a Sunshine State "Silicon Valley."
Gov. Jeb Bush, Education Commissioner Tom
Gallagher and Attorney General Bob Butterworth were
scheduled to address the task force, but canceled due
to the threat of Hurricane Irene.
No problem, the event organizers said. We'll just
set up a live satellite feed so the trio can stay in Talla-
hassee and have their remarks beamed to us in Orlando.
But technological glitches in the TV feed stymied
what is pretty much a low-tech type of deal, and the
task force meeting eventually was rescheduled for next
"Well, this is certainly an indication of the kinds of
things we need to work on," the task force chair said,
Unearthly crash test
Call this item a seriously failed crash test.
For decades scientists have been trying to figure
out if there's any trace of water on the moon. Earlier
this year, they came up with an idea that would crash-
land a satellite that had completed a lunar mapping
mission into a deep crater on the moon. They figured
if a bunch of ice crystals flew up in the air upon impact
they'd have a clue if water was there, and trained doz-
ens of telescopes on the site.
The 3,500-pound satellite-turned-missile crashed
July 31. Everybody watched. No ice. Oh. well.
More cell hell
As responsible cellular telephone users, we all know
not to talk on the phone and drive. Now, it looks like we
shouldn't talk on the phone while gassing up our cars.
Apparently there is some slight risk that the electronic
impulses from cell phones could start a fire if used too
close to gasoline pumps. BP Amoco and Chevron plan to
post signs warning of the hazard at their gas stations later
this year, and there is a suburb of Chicago that has out-
lawed the use of phones at gas stations.
If your car blew up while you were filling it up and
talking on a cell phone, would that place a whole new
definition on the worn phrase, "Beam me up, Scotty"?
This isn't so much a factoid as a funny story.
A few years ago, when a winter storm crossed the
Island and caused some damage, I wrote a cutline for
a picture that went something like this: "Wicked winds
pummeled the Island, lashing trees and causing wide-
"Hmm," I said at the time, "Wicked, pummeled
and lashed, all in the same cutline. Not bad, huh?"
"Sounds like a law firm," my boss muttered.
With that thought in mind, I had to snicker at this
wire service account of Hurricane Irene:
"Bobbing and weaving through South Florida,
throbbing with unexpected fury, Hurricane Irene en-
gulfed the region Friday with relentless rain and flood
waters, whipped it with powerful wind and shrouded it
in premature darkness."
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Whipped, Shrouded and Premature.
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Moon Date AM HIGH AM LOW PM HIGH PM LOW
Oct 20 9:08 2.0 2:56 1.2 10:34 1.8 3:38 0.5
Oct21 10:10 2.0 3:49 0.9 10:56 1.9 4:18 0.5
Oct22 11:08 2.0 4:34 0.7 11:15 2.0 4:50 0.7
Oct23 11:38p' 2.2 5:16 0.4 12:01 2.0 5:18 0.8.
FM Oct24 5:58 0.1 12:51 2.0 5:44 1.0
Oct25 12:03 2.3 6:42 -0.1 1:47 1.9 6:09 1.1
Oct26 12:31 2.5 7:26 -0.2 2:46 1.7 6:33 1.3
Oct27 1:03 2.6 8:18 -0.3 3:51 1.6 6:56 1.4
Cortez High Tides 7 minutes later lows 1:06 later
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Irene blows by, weather, fishing should settle
By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
Hurricane Irene kept fishermen at home last
weekend, but with her passing the weather should
settle and fishing will get back to normal.
One thing we can thank her for is for pushing the
red tide offshore.
There's a big sporting event Thursday, Oct. 21,
at the fairgrounds in Palmetto when Manatee
County Ducks Unlimited hosts its annual dinner
Unlike in the past when dress was a bit formal,
this year's event will allow you to come "Florida
casual." We figure that means you don't have to
wear a tie.
Ducks is expecting about 500 people for this
year's gig and the $50 ticket gets you in the door, a
year's membership and some real Florida food such
as hog, swamp cabbage and hush puppies. These are
going to be some good vittles.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 7
p.m. with Manatee County Sheriff Charlie Wells
selling off everything from shotguns to duck-hunt-
ing and fishing trips and gear.
As for what fishing was available this past week,
the Rod & Reel Pier reported the anticipated storm
kept fishing to a minimum and only a few black
drum and some pompano were caught.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said offshore
was rough, but boats that did get out caught amber-
jack, grouper and snapper, while inshore fishermen
landed snook, redfish and trout.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zack-on the Dee-Jay II said redfish are com-
mon in the 14- to 34-inch range. Snook fishing was
OK, but many of them were small. Trout, flounder,
jack crevalle and mangrove snapper rounded out the
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said he
had no report because of Irene.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House
said larger snook are starting to show up with man-
grove snapper action at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
heating up. There also are black drum and redfish
around the docks in the Manatee River.
_Capt. Sam Kimball with the charterboat Leg-
end said red ride and the hurricane slowed things
considerably, but mackerel are still biting off the
beaches and kingfish are starting to show. Trout fish-
ing was decent and snook are starting to get better.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he caught some big
snook last week, some to 20 pounds, as well as reds
and some trout.
Capt. Rick Gross said his people caught mack-
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Capt. Glenn Corder said offshore grouper fish-
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Also, mackerel, triggerfish and snapper were caught
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Capt. Kurt Morrison said he caught gag grou-
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Capt. Mike on his boat Magic caught reds to 30
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'Perfect Storm' could be perfect disaster movie
By David Futch
Warren Cannon remembers the morning Billy Tyne
committed to working a swordfish boat out of Gloucester,
Mass., instead of Cannon's longliner the "Linnea C."
It was a decision that ultimately cost Tyne his life in
what weathermen call the storm of the century, a blow so
destructive that Hollywood is making a movie about "The
Filming is under way and George Clooney has been
cast as the intrepid, big-hearted Tyne battling 100-foot
waves trying to save himself and a crew of five.
Like most men of the sea, Tyne was a man of his word
and told Cannon he had to make one more trip for
Gloucester boat owner Bobby Brown to pay off a $10,000
"Billy was in my kitchen in the morning and we were
striking a deal for him to run the Linnea C out of Hawaii,"
Cannon said. "He told me he had to make one more trip
for Brown. If he had only made the decision to go with
Karen Bell of Bell fish house in Cortez also remem-
bers Tyne when he ran a longline boat for Bell called the
Then there was Bradenton Beach fishermen Dale
"Murph" Murphy and Cortezian Michael "Bugsy" Moran,
both of whom died when the Andrea Gail went down.
"The last time I saw Dale was at his wedding," Bell
said. "Dale, they say in the book, didn't have much luck.
He was on the longliner 'Proud Mary' in the Atlantic
when it was struck by a British submarine and nearly sank.
We bought the 'Proud Mary' and it's now called the
"Murph was dark-complected with dark hair and dark
eyes," Bell said. "Bugsy looked like a Greek fishermen
with reddish, tight curls of hair and ruddy features. He
looked like what I would call a Neptune character. They
worked hard and took care of their families.
"Billy Tyne had a Gloucester accent and was a good
fisherman. They all lived hard.
"They were all good men. I think a lot of people were
afraid of them, but I thought they were nice. They told it
like it was. They didn't pussyfoot around."
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PERFECT STORM, FROM PAGE 24
nating tale exhaustively researched and set in the North
Atlantic. The full title of the boqk is "The Perfect Storm:
A True Story of Men Against the Sea."
It was on the New York Times Bestseller list for
months and several of the true-to-life characters were lo-
cals or fished out of Cortez.
Cannon, who until recently lived in Anna Maria and
is mentioned in the book, still fishes out of A.P. Bell fish
house in Cortez.
Of the six men who perished when the "Andrea Gail"
went down, Cannon knew most of them.
They included Tyne, Bobby Shatford, Moran and
"I broke 'em all in as greenhorns in Gloucester.
Picked Tyne up off the docks," Cannon said. "I knew
So is weather the most dangerous thing longline fish-
ermen have to contend with?
"Weather? Where we go fishing? Oh, yeah. No ques-
tion," Cannon said. "My GPS (Global Positioning Sys-
tem) went down a couple of months ago in the western
Gulf at the same time Hurricane Brent just popped up off
Mexico. If I had broken down, I would have been in
"Just like Billy was, I was a victim of circumstance.
That's what makes this business so dangerous. You get in
bad weather and get something around the prop, you can't
get overboard to clear it. Then you get side to in a sea and
As for weather, Junger goes to great lengths describ-
ing what the "Andrea Gail" ran into when a fierce
nor'easter met with a hurricane plowing its way up the
The Andrea Gail was fishing off Nova Scotia on Oct.
29, 1991, at "the epicenter of this storm and almost on top
of the Sable Island shoals," according to Junger.
This next report comes from Capt. Albert Johnston as
told to Junger.
Johnston had finished his last haul late on the after-
noon of the 28th.
Junger writes, "(Johnston) immediately started steam-
ing north and by morning he was approaching the Tail of
the Banks, winds out of the northeast at 100 knots (110
mph) and seas 20 to 30 feet.
"Several hundred miles to the west, though, condi-
tions-have gone off the chart. The Beaufort Wind Scale
defines a Force 12 storm as having 73-mph winds and 45-
foot seas. Due south of Sable Island, data buoy No. 44137
starts notching 75-foot waves on the afternoon of the 29th
and stays up there for the next 17 hours.
"Significant wave height the average of the top
third, also known as HSig tops 50 feet. The first 100-
foot wave spikes the graph at 8 p.m., and the second one
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Andrea Gail during the 1991 "Perfect Storm" off
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spikes it at midnight.
"For the next two hours, peak wave heights stay at
100 feet and winds hit 80 mph. The waves are blocking
the data buoy readings, though, and the wind is probably
hitting 120 or so.
"Eighty-mile-an-hour wind can suck fish right out of
bait barrels. One-hundred-foot waves are 50 percent
higher than the most extreme sizes predicted by computer
"They are the largest waves ever recorded on the
Scotian Shelf. They are among the very highest waves
measured anywhere in the world, ever."
Tyne and the crew of the Andrea Gail are in trouble.
It is on this obvious scenario that director Petersen
will focus most of the film. But it is worth noting that in
the book, the story of the Andrea Gail is just one of many.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration's report on "The Halloween Nor'easter of
1991" explains that this extratropical storm was formed in
part by the remnants of Hurricane Grace.
The report goes on to say two other weather systems
and Grace combined into one storm to produce coastal
flooding and wave damage stretching from Canada to
Hurricane Grace was the first system, forming near
Bermuda on Oct. 27. As she moved northwest toward
North Carolina, a strong high pressure area over eastern
Canada moved southeast toward the U.S., its leading edge
marked by a cold front.
The front exited the East Coast and turned Grace
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When it moved over the warm waters of the
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"Sword boats," according to Junger's book, "are
called longliners because their mainline is up to 40 miles
long. It's baited at intervals and paid out and hauled back
every day for 10 or 20 days.
"The boats follow the swordfish population like
seagulls after a day trawler, up to the Grand Banks in the
summer and down to the Caribbean in the winter, eight or
nine trips a year.
"They're big boats that make big money and they're
rarely in port more than a week.... fishermen think noth-
ing of catching a plane to Miami or San Juan to secure a
site on a boat.... They're the high rollers of the fishing
world and a lot of them end up exactly where they started.
'They suffer from a lack of dreams,' as one local said."
An indication of how much money can be made
longlining for swords follows. It's the one reason men and
women risk their lives doing it.
"(The crew of the Andrea Gail) had been at sea a
month and taken 15 tons of swordfish.... the Andrea Gail
sold her catch to O'Hara Seafoods for $136,822, plus
another $4,770 for a small amount of tuna. Bob Brown,
the owner, first took out for fuel, fishing tackle, bait, a new
mainline, wharfage, ice, and 100 other odds and ends that
added up to over $35,000. That was deducted from the
gross, and Brown took home half of what was left: roughly
"The collected crew expenses food, gloves, shore
help were paid on credit and then deducted from the
other $53,000, and the remainder was divided up aong the
crew: Almost $20,000 to Capt. Billy Tyne, $6,453 to
Pierre and Murphy, $5,495 to Moran and $4,537 each to
Shatford and Kosco. The shares were calculated by senior-
ity and if Shatford and Kosco didn't like it, they were free
to find another boat."
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PAIR OF SPEAKERS, acoustic responsive, still in
box. Paid $400, sell for $250. 779-0909.
BLUE PUSH-BUTTON RECLINER like new; sofa
double bed with headboard/mattresses, $200. 778-
5427 or 778-0807.
FURNITURE TRADITIONAL, like new. Recliner/
rocker, beige $100; oak entertainment center $250;
oak coffee and two end tables $150; floor lamps
$10; oak dining table and four high-back chairs
QUEEN MATTRESS SET with bed frame. New
condition $175, can deliver. 778-5538.
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Spectacular views of Tampa Bay and Sunshine
Skyway Bridge. Large gracious home, caged pool,
boat dock and lift, three-car garage. $750,000.
3BR/2BA home on deep-water canal with direct access
to Tampa Bay. Ceramic tile, caged pool, fireplace, dock.
Great Holmes Beach location. $289,000.
ANNA MARIA NEAR BEACH
4BR/2.5BA family home. Caged pool, deep-water
canal, large lot. Split plan, fireplace, den. $257,500.
SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA elegance! Mexican tile, den, water view and
boat dock. Carport, tennis, two pools. $178,500.
Julie Gilstrap Patti Marifjeren
LTG, GRI REALTOR/
Property Manager Property Manager
Bradenton 2BR/2BA house $800
San Remo -IBR/1BA $550
North Beach Village 3BR/2BA $1,600
206 82nd 1BR/1BA duplex $650
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week / $1500 month
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REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com
ESTATE SALE Saturday, Oct. 23, 9am-noon. An-
tiques! Hutch and dining nook, one-of-a-kind num-
bered coffee tables, dining suite and chairs, kitchen
table and chairs, collectibles. 5506 Holmes Blvd.
SIDEWALK SALE Saturday, Oct. 23, 9-11am at
The Islander Bystander. Household and office
items, clothes, furniture and more! 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, next to Chez Andre's in the
Island Shopping Center.
ESTATE SALE Friday, Oct. 22, 9am-3pm. Ma-
hogany Queen Anne dining table and chairs, beau-
tiful china cabinet, server and breakfront, pair of
Chippendale arm chairs, LeBarge coffee table,
Howard Miller grandfather clock, 35-in. TV, Henry
Link rattan chairs, custom area rug, one-year old
Sears riding mower, CharBroil grill with burner,
remote-control cars, Canon 35-mm camera, books,
quality lamps, drawing board, office chair, enamel
sink in small cabinet, electric sign: Ice Cream
Churn, computer printer, pictures, linens, porch
swing, sofa and love seat set, other accessories,
and kitchenware. 511 Kumquat, off N. Bay Drive,
Anna Maria Island. Sale by Julie McClure, quality
sales for 30 years. E-mail notices:
email@example.com.SALE Saturday and Sunday,
Oct. 23 and 24, 9am. Power tools, anchor, boat cush-
ions, records, fishing, tools, kitchen, pots. 207 76th
Street, Holmes Beach.
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.
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.smtihrealtors.com
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.
MARINER'S COVE Luxury waterfront 3BR/2BA condo at
The Pointe at Mariner's Cove with cut coral fireplace,
curved wall accents, two-car garage, workshop, private
lobby and elevator, three lanais, TV security system, gour-
met kitchen, premium 67 by 24 ft. boat slip. $425,000. Dial
the Duncans! Judy 778-1589 or Darcie 779-2290 eves.
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
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1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVENDAYS A WEEK MLS 1S
GARAGE SALE Saturday October 23, 8am-2pm.
many treasures. 7902 Palm Drive, Holmes Beach.
SALE Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23, 9am. Power
tools, anchor, boat cushions, records, fishing, tools,
kitchen, pots. 207 76th Street, Holmes Beach..
LORD'S WAREHOUSE Thrift Shop. Open Mon.,
Wed., Sat. 9am-3pm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Drive.
NOW OPEN Cortez Bait and Seafood Market.
Stone crabs, smoked fish, seafood. Turn south at
Cortez traffic light, 119th Street W., Cortez, FL, end
of road. 798-9404.
"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 21
years. Pet Care Service 5 years. 778-6000.
1991 CHEVY S-10, manual, air, AM/FM cassette,
2.8-L, 61K, $4,000 cash. Call early morning or
after 6pm. 778-4281.
FIND GREAT DEALS on wheels ... and everything
else in The Islander Bystander, 778-7978.
Hi! I'm Marianne
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Mike Norman Realty
ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY!
This great elevated home in the heart of Anna
Maria is close to everything! 2BR/2BA and lots of
storage downstairs. Nice family neighborhood in
walking distance to beaches, shopping, post office
and Island Community Center. Don't miss this
one, priced at just $169,900.
Walk to the beach from your new home built on this
large lot in Anna Maria City! 75 by 140 feet with sea-
wall, no bridges with direct bay access. Build your
dream home here! Just listed at $149,000.
[1 Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
Agnes Tooker 778-5287
MLS Bill and Larae Regis 779-1858
SSALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive PO Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
Toll Free 1-800-306-9666
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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half & full day. Reservations please.
WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at
competitive rates in modern, full-service marina.
OFFSHORE CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Glenn
Corder aboard Deep South. Half & full day. For in-
formation call 778-1203 or Mobile 713-5900.
BRIDGE STREET PIER & Cafe is now accepting
applications for part-time cooks and full and part-
time servers. Please apply in person. 200 Bridge
St., Bradenton Beach.
HELP WANTED, HOUSEKEEPING, non smoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.
PART-TIME HELP WANTED. Light housekeeping,
meals, driving. Call 795-1877.
CONDOMINIUM ON LONGBOAT Key has posi-
tions in Buildings and Grounds Departments. Good
pay and great benefits. Call 383-3571 between
9am and 3pm.
SERVERS, full and part-time bartenders, bussers,
host/hostess, full and part-time cook. Buccaneer
FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE position for Longboat
resort. Painting, carpentry, minor plumbing and elec-
tric, general repairs. Call 383-2428 for appointment.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island
Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
WE NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.
YOUR HOMETOWN REALTOR J ESTABLISHED 1939
HOMES CONDOS RESORT
GOLF COURSE COMMUNITIES
800 211-2323 941 778-2246
RUNAWAY BAY RESORT
800 346-7340 941 778-0000
Buy it, sell it, find it! Advertising works fast in The
Islander Bystander. It's the best news on AMI.
Designed with distinction, this one-year-old
home offers quality craftsmanship and many
custom features. Modern design has glass-en-
closed living area with beautiful, natural oak
flooring and beautifully equipped kitchen with
Granicove counter, breakfast bar and quality
cabinets ... all with Gulf views. Twin glass doors
open onto deck providing a tropical Island
lifestyle. Master bedroom and bath adjoin dress-
ing area and additional bath on third floor. Cov-
ered patio and home surrounded by lovely land-
scaping, plus tropically landscaped walkway to
beach only 135 feet away! Priced at $695,000.
MARIE T-C REAL ESTATE
"We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.
ISLAND GIFT SHOP well-established gift shop, 17
years at same location. High traffic area. Books avail-
able. $79,000. Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202.
MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching,
trimming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-work-
ing and responsible. Excellent references. Edward
LET US DRIVE YOU! Shopping, medical appoint-
ments, airports, cruise ports. Flat rates. Sunshine
Cab. Serving the Islands. 778-5476.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
BANKRUPTCY $200, Divorce $150 to $200. Adoption,
corporations, modifications, power of attomey, 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 hard-
ware, software, network, commercial, private. Call
SILCOX CERAMIC TILE. Old and new, full service.
723-2361, 24 hours.
THE HONEY DO MAN Handyman. Odd jobs, small
jobs, repairs. Heating and air conditioning. Licensed,
insured. Free estimates 778-5003 or 726-1067.
HUSBAND FOR A DAY odd jobs, even jobs, no job
too small. Licensed, insured 778-2784.
ONE OF A KIND!
Gulffront lot on a quiet dead-end street! There are
no more like this! For sale by owner. 31st St. and
Ave. F. $399,000. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.
COCONUT BAYOU on Anna Maria Island. Tropical hideaway
with 4BR/4B basks in Florida sunshine. Stunning drama in
this waterfront residence with 30 ft. of glass overlooking
bayou. $559,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy
Marcinko 792-9122. R39180
OLD FLORIDA CHARM. Enjoy spectacular panoramic bay views on
3/4 acre of lush, tropical beauty. Open home in quiet setting. $575,000.
Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R30015
PRIVACY AND LUXURY are standard here. Ninety families on 240
acres +/- of bayfront and nature preserve land. 24-hour manned
security, plantation shutters, newly decorated in neutral tones.
$329,000. Bob and Penny Hall 749-8220 or www.floridahouse.net.
BAYFRONT BEAUTY. Escape to this wonderful condominium,
offering gorgeous views of Sarasota Bay and a location convenient
to golf and tennis. $179,900. Carol Greenwald 758-6514. C39406
HOME PRIDE CLEANING Service. Put pride in
your home. Honest and dependable, weekly or bi-
weekly. Call 795-1225.
IRONING DONE shirts to sheets. Serving Island-
ers for seven years. Pick-ups, deliveries. Excellent
references. Call Pressed For Time at 778-4192.
STUMP GRINDING by Brad Frederick. Fenced
yard? Not a problem! Prices start at $30. Small tree
removal also available 730-0001.
RESIDENTIAL HELP house cleaning, errands,
shopping, watching pets. Longboat Key resident,
honest, reliable, references. Call 920-0046 or leave
TUTOR GRADES 4-9 reading, math, all subjects. 34
years experience, days or early evenings. 792-7377.
HOW TO MAKE your computer as easy to use as
your telephone. Professional teacher, your home or
mine. $25 per hour. 383-5372.
ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE
Lawns, native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling,
cleanup. 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
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
Annual / Seasonal/ Monthly / Weekly
ISLAND LIVING in this completely remodeled home with
French doors that lead to private backyard deck. Walk to
beach. $189,500. Toni King 794-5534. R39365
POOL HOME off Riverview Blvd. Lots of updates with the
charm of an older home. Beautiful pool area with small
pond. $149,900. Linda Asher 792-7365. R40669
GREAT LOCATION close to beaches and shopping. Bright
home with dining area, 2BR/2B. $85,900. Marge Dutton
POND VIEW from this lower end-unit. Open floor plan,
screened lanai and storage area. Great location. $53,900.
Mark Vaughn 730-4888. C40563
1 BR/1 BA apartments
Call for rates
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5910 Marina Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call 941-778-0770 Toll Free 800 741-3772
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
Service We Monitor Irrigation Systems
INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778.1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
Established in 1983
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CONSTRUCTION JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION
CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
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P paradise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...
NU GLAZE INDUSTRIES
Countertops Appliances Ceramic Tile
Kitchen Cabinets Lifetime guarantee!
Call 926-7127 for free estimate
(5'0^ Residential Cleaning:
Weekly Bi-Weekly Monthly One Time
Mobile Detailing: Autos Boats RVs
Exterior and Interior Services Available! 778-1924
Stale certified Residential Contractor CR-C057729
CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING
Quality Work Licensed-Insured Reliable Service
Painting (Interior & Exterior)
Longboat Key, FI
OFFER ULTIMATE PROTECTION AGAINST
Hurricanes High Winds
Theft & Vandalism
CUSTOM MANUFACTURED ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND
Ron Kilner 778-5193 or Rick Weaver 778-1610
Free Estimates Licensed & Insured
of Florida SINCE1948
Call us for plumbing, too.
LDOG fo]umeG 778-0773
FULL-SERVICE AIR CONDITIONING and PLUMBING
LIC #CACO 56298 LIC #RF0047797
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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. We do irrigation
too! Everything Under the Sun Garden Centre.
5704 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 778-4441.
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 &
vinyl tile, fine finish painting, wall coverings, re-
pairs. Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-three year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction.
Free estimates, no overtime charges.
(FL#RF0038118) 778-3924 or 778-4461.
ISLAND UPHOLSTERY Furniture repair. Danish
craftsman. Free estimates, pick-up & delivery. 121
Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. 778-4335.
ROOFING REPAIRS and replacements. Remodeling,
repairs, additions, screen rooms, kitchens, baths.
Free estimates. Lic#RC0045125, #RG0058589,
#PE0020374. Insured. Call 720-0794.
CARL V. JOHNSON, JR. Building Contractor. New
homes, renovations, additions. Free estimates
and design service. Quality workmanship.
Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
SCREEN REPAIRS interior/exterior painting, ceil-
ing fans, drywall repairs, roof painting, tile work,
low prices. 778-0410 office, 504-2027 mobile.
PAINTING 35 years experience, 30 year local resi-
dent. Licensed and insured, great prices. 794-8844.
TILE, TILE, TILE. Ceramic tile supply and installa-
tion. Quality workmanship, floors and walls. Fully
insured, call 387-7153, 750-5985.
BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
$350/week or $700/month. 794-5980.
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 2nd St. N. #2, Bradenton
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available mid-Oct. or Nov. 1.
Hurry, it won't last! 792-2779.
ANNUAL RENTAL 2BR/1BA one-half block to
beach. Utility room, covered parking, new carpet,
sky lights. $725 month, first and security deposit
HOLMES BEACH CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home,
completely furnished, dock, garage, laundry, quiet
street, many extras. Monthly $1,600, weekly $550.
HOLMES BEACH 2 and 3BR Gulfview homes, 100
feet to beach. Walk to shops and restaurants, great
area. $875 and $975, one-year lease, security de-
posit. 508-336-2201, 800-894-1950.
CHARMING 1BR/1BA in Holmes Beach. Available
Nov. 1, small pet OK. $550 per month, plus utilities.
Call Lee 302-0779.
$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.
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/1 BA spacious house.
Large bedrooms, living room, and modern kitchen,
screened porch, washer/dryer and garage. Just steps
from Gulf on north end of Holmes Beach. Sorry no
pets, $2,500 month. 813-985-6765.
150 STEPS TO BEACH. Seasonal 2BR/2BA,
ground level, newly furnished, cable TV, washer/
dryer. Available Nov. May. Security deposit re-
HOLMES BEACH Annual rental. 1BR/1BA unfur-
nished duplex with deck, updated kitchen, walk to
beach. $625 month plus utilities. Smith Realtors
4BR/2BA SEASONAL, steps to beach, washer/
dryer, cable, TV, porch swing, restored wood floors
$450 week, $1,100 month. Call (813)253-2052.
VACATION RENTALS 2BR apartments across
form beautiful beach $350 per week. Winter dates
still available. Almost Beach Apartments 778-2374.
BEAUTIFUL EFFICIENCY one block from fabulous
beach with great sunsets. Local phone service, ba-
sic cable and utilities are included. $600 per month
for Oct., Nov. Call 778-6411.
ANNUAL HOUSE available Nov. 1, 2BR/2BA,
washer/dryer hookup, deck, screened porch, view
of bay, steps to beach, $800 month, security, de-
posit, plus all utilities. 778-7199.
SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. ANNUAL, $900 per month.
Available now. 792-2779.
LARGE OFFICE three rooms on Pine Ave. $700
per month, 778-5796.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT on Pine Ave. $500 per
ANNUALS, ANNUALS, ANNUALS. 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.
ANNUAL 2BR/1.5BA Bradenton Beach. Elevated
Duplex, recreation room, W/D hook-up, nice area.
$700 per month, security. Available November 1.
HOLMES BEACHFRONT RENTAL(near Shells
Restaurant) 2BR/1BA. Rates: Winter, $1,200 per
month, summer $850 per month. Call (813) 264-
264-0639 or (334) 988-8760.
ANNUAL ATTRACTIVE 2BR/1BA. new paint and
carpet, 400 ft. to beach. $650 per month, security
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RELOCATION SPECIAL all efficiency units. One
person, $175 per week; two people from $210 per
week. Units for larger group available. Haley's Mo-
WANTED BY MID-DECEMBER, annual 2BR in
Holmes Beach, prefer-near beach with pool, W/D
hook-up or available. 704-1430.
SEASONAL 1BR furnished apartment Holmes
Beach. Upstairs, washer/dryer, cable, microwave,
all linens/kitchenware. No pets. $1,700 per month
( beach one block.) 407-846-8741.
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1. Annual, 2BR/1BA,
great neighborhood, Holmes Beach. Clean and
updated. $750 per month, first, last and security.
No pets 778-5482.
ANNUAL 3BR/3BA Holmes Beach townhouse.
Two-car garage with storage, pool, balconies,
Mexican tiles, walk to beaches beautiful! $1,450
per month includes water, cable, washer/dryer and
security system. First and security. 778-0167.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA, very nice
neighborhood, stroll to beach! Cathedral ceilings,
new kitchen and appliances-beautiful! Non-smok-
ers preferred, small pet considered $725 month,
first, last, security. 778-9798, 704-3171 or 305-296-
ANNA MARIA WATERFRONT gorgeous, private
setting, 2BR/1BA with laundry, dock, deck and
screen porch $550 week, $1,800 month. 778-8559.
ANNA MARJA WATERFRONT 3BR/2BA lovely
unit, handicapped accessible. $600 week, $2,000
month. 778-8559, 717-733-3892.
ANNUAL RENTALS 3BR/1BA house $950 month;
2BR/1BA duplex.$700 month; 2BR/1BA duplex
$575 month. Old Florida Realty 778-3377.
GULFVIEW STUDIO 106 31st Street, Holmes
1each. Washer/dryer, everything, furnished, an-
nual $500,-seasonal..$1,000 per month. Lease,
security $500. 293-6131.
ANNUAL 3BR/2BA CANAL Key Royale, pool, new
dock, baths, kitchen and appliances. Lawn and
pool included. $1,800, deposit. 15,000-lb. boat lift
is available. 545-6821.
ANNA MARIA ANNUAL furnished, 1BR/1BA, pri-
vate parking, one block to beach, bay and commu-
nity center. Great location to new shops. $550
month. 800-350-7389, 603-889-1926.
HOUSE FOR RENT annual 2BR/2BA unfurnished,
beach, adults, no pets. First, last, security. Vacant
Nov. 1, call 795-5253.
ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA elevated duplex.
Covered parking, storage, washer/dryer hookup. $750
per month, first, last, security 761-8821.
NORTHBEACH VILLAGE LUXURY spacious,
3BR/2.5BA townhouse with two-car garage, three
balconies, new carpet, heated pool, washer/dryer,
$1,600 month. Suncoast Real Estate 779-0202.
BRADENTON BEACH south Gulfview furnished,
utilities included. 1 and 2BR, no pets. Day, week,
month. 1BR $55, $350, $900. 2BR $75, $500,
GULFFRONT LOT, dead-end street, one of a kind!
There are no more like this. $399,000, 778-4523 or
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
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.
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 kitch-
ens and appliances, vaulted ceiling, French doors,
decks, fireplace. 2813 Avenue E, $279,900. 778-
4523, 761-1533, 800-977-0803.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY fabulous opportunity
to own 140 ft. plus on main Island drive, zoned C-
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FOR SALE BY OWNER. Lovely 2BR/2BA condo at
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BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA house. Tile floor in greatroom,
Berber carpet in bedrooms. Big, screened porch. Close
to shopping and dining, only a short block from beach
$218,900. John Michaels, licensed real estate broker,
Pelican Enterprises 779-1101.
HOUSE TRADE couple exploring opportunities to trade
2BR/2BA Anna Maria canal home with others in various
parts of the country. Leave message at 813-932-5658.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS 2BR/2BA com-
pletely updated second floor unit with boat dock.
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LARGE BAYVIEW LOT. Boat slip. 90 by 132 feet. $149,500.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
32 APARTMENTS Sarasota. $1,300,000.
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BAY. Motivated seller for this
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condo. Tile floors, ceiling fans,
great kitchen and pantry. Wetbar,
refrigerator on balcony. Minutes to
the beach. $179,000. IB39199
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SPACIOUS second floor corner condo GULF PLACE CONDO overlooks heated NORTHWEST BRADENTON family
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KEY ROYALE! Panoramic water views from
this beautiful 3BR/2.5BA custom home at the
end of Key Royale Drive with spacious rooms,
open floor plan, huge garage and over 3000
sq.ft. under air. $649,000.
BEST OF ALL WORLDS in paradise! Play DIRECT BAYFRONT LUXURY HOME! SPACIOUS CANALFRONT HOME move
golf across the street, dock your boat in your Caged pool for relaxing evenings, boat dock with right in! Totally renovated turnkey furnished
backyard and swim in your pool! Greatroom davits, a plus for boaters, and gourmet kitchen is Key Royale home has all the amenities for fun
with separate dining room, den/library, lighted a hit for the cook in the family! Designer decorated Island living! Caged pool, fireplace, boat dock
gallery walk and screened lanai. $675,000. turnkey furnishings add to the value. $619,000. and much more! $299,000.
OPEN BAY VIEWS from this large Island home
on comer of bay and canal. Three large bed-
rooms, den and great room. More than 2,300
sq.ft. interior. Private boat dock with water and
electric. Ideal for large family! $529,000.
THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER E OCTOBER 20, 1999 0 PAGE 31 jj
DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
WALK TO BEACH
Beautiful 3BR/2BA home.
Very spacious greatroom
plan with exquisite use of
hardwood and ceramic
tile flooring throughout
the home. Kitchen and baths have been redone to reflect
today's designer touches. Landscaped and fenced for se-
rene privacy and utmost beauty. Ground-level bonus room
and three-car parking too! Incomparably lovely and immacu-
lately maintained. $209,000.
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MY KINDA PUZZLE
BY CATHY MILLHAUSER / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ
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39 He hides in kids'
41 This, to Luis
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52 Author O'Brien
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55 The Flintstones'
56 Holiday music
57 Biblical food
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71 What a citizen
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74 Feature of some
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86 Parked oneself
87 Fixes firmly
88 "The other white
90 Seed scar
95 Cadillac driven
101 Covered for
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103 One's own, fora
108 Edgar and Hugo,
110 Unusual brass
114 Coastal town
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118 Ones sticking
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2 Grate stuff
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32 British poet
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36 Raven sounds
37 C.D., for one
42 Slide specimen
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