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Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Uniform Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Creator: Islander
Publisher: Bonner Joy
Creation Date: November 3, 1999

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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Manatee -- Anna Maria
Coordinates: 27.530278 x -82.734444 ( Place of Publication )

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Skimming the news ... Basketball season starts on the Island. See pages 17, 19.


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"The Best News on Anna Maria Island"


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Volume 7, no. 50, Nov. 3, 1999 *FREE


Reentry car tags approved by all 4 Island cities


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
If all goes according to schedule,
Island residents can line up to purchase
evacuation re-entry car tags after the
first of the year well ahead of next
year's hurricane season.
Holmes Beach, the lone holdout
on approving the hanging tags, did so
last week after hearing a presentation
by Bradenton Beach Police Sgt. John
Cosby.
The tags were previously ap-
proved by Anna Maria, Bradenton
Beach and Longboat Key officials.


"There are two options," Cosby
told commissioners. "We can change
our system to the hanging car tags or
post a secondary road block to check
vehicles after the sheriff's office has
stopped them. It would put an unbe-
lievable strain on our manpower."
He said the car tag system is not
fail-safe, but is the best option at the
present time.
"One of the things we learned after
Hurricane Andrew was that limiting
residents' access [to return home]
doesn't work," Cosby explained. "We
want to get people back as fast as pos-


sible so they can secure their homes and
businesses and begin cleaning up."
The Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency will not reimburse cities
for taxes lost as the result of a storm, "so
you need to get your city up and run-
ning," Cosby pointed out.
Color-coded tags will be used by
the three Island cities and Longboat
Key. However, residents are not re-
quired to purchase a tag and can show
two forms of identification instead.
"We're just trying to make it more
convenient for residents and for us,"
Cosby said. "It's no fun waiting at a


roadblock. People are upset and the of-
ficers are upset because their houses are
damaged too. We need a quicker way to
get people back out here."
He said emergency officials will
determine times and days to issue the
tags, hopefully beginning in January.
Distribution will be suspended 72
hours before a storm is threatening the
area in order to avoid a last-minute
rush for tags.
"If residents can't find the time to
get tags, it's their problem," he said.
"People have to take responsibility for
themselves."


Arnold wins


Bradenton i


Beach 2.1
In a year that promised no election, the lone contest
between challenger 70-year-old Fran LaSpina and incum-
bent Bill Arnold, 69, ended in a landslide.
Election aficionados would have bet on LaSpina car-
rying not only the female vote but the mobile home parks.
But, not so for Arnold, the victor, 111 votes to 70.
"That's what the people voted for," LaSpina said,
"and I wish Bill a lot of luck."
"I'm pleased to be able to represent the people of
Bradenton Beach for another term. Some people see
me as an argumentative person, and some see me as a
fighter," Arnold said.
Of the city's 1,061 registered voters, 181 votes
were cast Tuesday, amounting to a 17 percent turnout.
Commissioners earn $4,800 annually. Ghosts, goblins and 'Yikes!'
Arnold will be sworn into office Dec. 13 along with Trick or treaters filled the sidewalks of "downtown" Ho
Mayor-elect Gail Cole, Commissioner-elect Dawn Baker trail of businesses sponsored by the Anna Maria Island I
from Ward 2 and second-term Commissioner Berneitta Murphy, Jimmy Lease, Joel and Hannah Mitchell, score ,
Kays from Ward 3. Cole, Baker and Kays were unchal- Annis, center, and the youngest Mitchell, Jesse, front. Ti
lenged in their respective election bids for office. Stroili, center, and Witchy Woman Carrie Price, right. I.


Mayor Shumard has day in court, fined


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
On the record saying he did nothing wrong, but
waiving his right to a trial, Anna Maria Mayor Chuck
Shumard last week plead no contest to a non-criminal
charge of public records law violation.
Wade Thompson, Shumard's attorney, told Mana-
tee County Judge Doug Henderson, "We want to put it
behind us and get back to business."
Henderson fined the mayor $250 and withheld
adjudication, which means there is no record of guilt.
A person who enters a no-contest plea is not admit-
ting guilt, but is subject to the same punishment as if
he or she pleads guilty or is found to be guilty. It also
permits denial of the facts in other proceedings.
A criminal charge was filed against Shumard by
The Islander Bystander in April after the newspaper
was denied access to public records, specifically, cop-
ies of applications and resumes submitted to the city for
a vacant city clerk position.
Following his investigation, Assistant State Attor-


ney James Rawe determined Shumard did not have the
"criminal intent necessary for the criminal charge of
public record violation" and lowered the charge to a
non-criminal infraction.
At the hearing, Rawe asked that Shumard be adju-
dicated guilty, arguing the mayor intended to keep the
records from the newspaper and only released them
when ordered to do so by a judge.
Thompson asked the judge for an assurance
Shumard wouldn't be adjudicated guilty, otherwise he
intended to withdraw the no contest plea and plead not
guilty, which would have resulted in a trial.
Without having yet heard arguments, Henderson
said he couldn't commit to Thompson's request, say-
ing, "That's why we're here."
Thompson argued that two days was a reasonable
amount of time for Shumard to check with the city's
counsel to determine whether he had to produce the
records. He said Shumard was out sick Friday, April 9,
otherwise he would have released the records then.
PLEASE SEE MAYOR, NEXT PAGE


lhnes Beach Friday, seeking the treats ofHalloween along a
Chamber of Commerce. Pictured here, left to right, Ben
naming) suffer girl Jesse Powers, little bumble bee Brock
*eat disbursers from The Islander staff are Big Queen Elaine
slander Photo: Bonner Futch


I4appenings

Mullet are back

for a big smoke
"The mullet are back," Anna Maria Island
Privateers proclaim jubilantly, and just in time
for the organization's first Mullet Smoke on
Saturday, Nov. 6.
It will be from 8 a.m. until all the fish -
"priced below market," Privateers say are
gone. It will feature fresh-caught, smoked-on-
the-scene mullet from Sarasota Bay and waters
thereabouts.
The big smoke will be at the Manatee West
Shopping Center parking lot. 7415 Manatee Ave.
W., Bradenton. Proceeds will go to the nonprofit
Privateers' support for children and youth pro-
grams in this area. Further information may be
obtained at 778-1238 or 794 2599.


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PAGE 2 0 NOV. 3, 1999 E THE ISLANDER


Anna Maria seeks quick antidote for city pier recovery


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The prognosis of the Anna Maria City Pier is still
suspect, but there's no doubt the aging structure will
undergo treatment for its dilapidated condition.
Officials spent much of an Oct. 26 meeting hash-
ing out details to get the pier back on its feet fast.
Previous meetings on pier renovations resulted in
mixed feelings among commissioners as to how it should
be accomplished and no real comprehensive plan was
offered, but this time around they made headway.
First the commissioners had to tie up loose ends.
They decided not to have an engineering study per-
formed on the pier, as was agreed to previously.
Instead the pier's renovation will be put out to bid,
with commissioners reasoning it will save the city from
incurring a double expense because marine construc-
tion firms will evaluate the pier prior to submitting a
bid.
Commissioners also decided to throw back a
$100,000 grant received in August for the pier's reno-
vation. The city agreed to match the grant from this
year's budget year.
Mayor Chuck Shumard said keeping the grant
would stall the project because work would have to be
completed in phases and completion would be depen-
dent on future grants.
In addition, the grant requires the city use a portion
of the funds towards a "pier park," which the city




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would have to maintain "in perpetuity" forever.
Commissioners Doug Wolfe and George McKay
cited this as a reason not to accept the grant two months
ago.
Of the $200,000 set aside for repair, $46,000 would
have to be allocated for a park, and the remaining
$152,000 would be available for pier repairs a mere
drop in the bucket compared to previous repair esti-
mates of $800,000 to $1 million, including rebuilding
the restaurant and bait shop.
Wolfe advocates taking the quickest path. He said
he recommended 18 months ago to the commission:
"Close it. Fix it. Open it."
To accomplish this, Shumard has already been to
the bank shopping for a loan. Shumard said the amount
requested from the bank included $480,000 for the
purchase of three lots across from Bayview Plaza, at
101 N. Bay Blvd.
Jim Toomey, owner of the plaza, offered to sell the
city three of the six lots he is negotiating to purchase.
The city was given a deadline of Oct. 28 to accept the
proposal, but declined the offer at an Oct. 12 commis-
sion meeting.
McKay suggested the city secure a line of credit.
This way the city would only pay interest on the
amount it borrows, he said.
All were in favor.
At the present time, the restaurant sits vacant be-
cause former restaurant operator, John Home, ended


lease negotiations that had been in the works for nine
months. One week before the 12-year lease expired,
Horne pulled out of the pier, equipment and all.
And while the city no longer has to be concerned
with working around the restaurant's operations during
renovations, there's concern the alcohol license could
expire if the city doesn't complete the restoration
within 120 days.
Public Works Director Phil Charnock said the bidding
process alone is expected to take 30 days, with another two
weeks devoted to choosing a firm to do the work.
The commission discussed accepting bids for the
operation of the restaurant while the pier is being repaired.
Shumard is opposed, saying the city doesn't know
what it has to offer until the project nears completion.
Not wanting to further inconvenience fishers, Vice
Mayor Robert McElheny recommended the bait shop
be opened until the city closes the pier for repairs.
He suggested putting the bait shop out to bid at the
same time the city solicits bids from contractors. He said
the city has a standing offer from Ralph Russell, owner of
Rotten Ralph's restaurant, to run the bait shop.
Resident Shirley Odea said if the city doesn't open
the bait shop, then she suggests it think about preserv-
ing its image and put up a sign informing people there's
no bait for sale on the pier.
She said the city has a sign at the foot of the pier
informing patrons of the restaurant closing, but there is
nothing posted with regard to the bait shop.

Real snowbirds flock in
Large numbers of white pelicans (Pelecanus
erythrorynchus) "fish" some bait pods near the Anna
Maria Island Bridge last week. Islander Blair Neill
called the newspaper when he spotted the pelicans,
saying he'd never seen so many in one place. Unlike
their brown cousins, white pelicans do not dive for
food. Rather, they round up the bait and take turns
scooping them up at the surface. They have a nine-foot
wingspread, almost twice the size of a brown pelican.
You can almost set your watch by these migrating birds
because they tend to show up in Florida shortly after
the first fall cold front. The white pelican breeds in
summer and can be found as far north as Manitoba and
British Columbia. They also are found in North Dakota,
Wyoming, Utah, California and on the Texas and
Louisiana Gulf coasts. A number of white pelicans
usually winter around the spoil islands south of Cortez
in an area known as "the kitchen." Islander Photo:
David Futch


Anna Maria Mayor Shumard fined in public records case
'lnNTTINUTETD FROM PAGE 1 __I.


Thompson said the records were made available to
the newspaper the following Monday.
From that point on, Shumard was "totally out of the
loop" because what followed became an administrative
issue between the city's and the newspaper's lawyers,
Thompson said.
The newspaper's publisher, Bonner Futch, gave
the judge background on what the paper had to go
through to obtain the documents. "We've been through
this before with the same administration. This is the
second writ of mandamus filed under his administra-
tion," Futch said.
Futch said the newspaper uses the Florida Govern-
ment-In-The-Sunshine-Manual as a guide. It's specific in
that an agency refusing to produce records should imme-
diately cite the statutory exemption, she said. "It doesn't
allow them to consult with an attorney beforehand."
According to public records law, a grieved party
can file civil and criminal charges against a public
agency for denial of records.
And while this court case closes the book on the non-
criminal charge, a civil case is pending. The Islander By-
stander filed a complaint in circuit civil court April 12
when the city attempted to charge the newspaper a dubi-
ous fee, $20, for labor associated with making copies of
the applications. The newspaper refused to pay the charge
because the public records law is specific in regard to what
is considered a reasonable fee.
On April 16, Circuit Judge Durand Adams found
a violation of public records law had occurred and is-
sued a writ of mandamus, ordering the City of Anna
Maria to release the documents at 15 cents per copy
with no charge for labor.


Shumard


Eight business days after
the original request, April
17, the city released the ap-
plications to the newspaper.
The Sunshine manual is
also specific in regard to
what types of documents are
available for public review
and which records are ex-
empt from public scrutiny.
Shumard's reason for keep-
ing the documents in his pos-


session was two-fold. He said he didn't want the former
deputy city clerk, who at the time was applying for the job,
to have access to the applications because, he said, "She
may be tempted to use information from the resumes to
benefit her own resume."
He also said he was trying to protect the identity of
individuals who applied for the job.
Following last week's hearing, Rawe said because
the writ of mandamus is a civil matter, it can't be used
as evidence against Shumard for the non-criminal vio-
lation. The two are entirely separate, he said.
Henderson gave Shumard an opportunity to speak,
but the mayor declined.
Shumard said he will ask to be reimbursed by the
city for all bills for his legal defense.
Shumard did not return numerous telephone calls
following the hearing.
Chip Morrison, general counsel for the Florida
League of Cities, said it's customary for a city to pay
an elected official's attorney fees if the charge, crimi-
nal or otherwise, was brought forth as a result of activi-
ties rising out of his or her off'ci:,! duties.


Deadline for Cortez

contest looms
The deadline is Monday, Nov. 9, for submit-
ting entries in the contest to create a logo to reflect
Cortez and its new Waterfront Cortez program.
Entries must be postmarked that day to be con-
sidered in the competition, said Waterfront Cortez
manager Janet Hoffman. They may be mailed to
Post Office Box 606, Cortez FL 34215.
The sponsoring organization is the Florida In-
stitute for Saltwater Heritage, headed by lifelong
Cortez leader Blue Fulford. The winning design,
which may include the Waterfronts Florida logo,
will be used to enhance a 3-by-4-foot sign to be
erected in front of the old fire station/community
center.
The designer of the logo will receive a free
mullet dinner prepared by FISH President Fulford.
More information may be obtained from Ms.
Hoffman at 749-3070.



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Recycling inching ahead in Bradenton Beach


By Paul Roat
After two years of fact finding and debate,
Bradenton Beach appears destined to have an effec-
tive, voluntary recycling program under way by
early next year.
City commissioners have unanimously en-
dorsed a concept that will have volunteers aid resi-
dents and others in placing cans, glass bottles and
some plastic and paper products in recycling bins at
the north end of Coquina Beach.
Recycling bins are already there, but people
tend to mix up what goes where. Dead fish and
household trash often contaminate the recyclable
products, forcing the city to haul the "recycled"
goods to the county landfill for disposal, at a cost of
up to $10,000 a year.
As Mayor-elect Gail Cole put it, "We want to
stop the bleeding down there."
Cole, who has spearheaded development of a
recycling program for the city for the past couple of


years, will be negotiating with recycling companies
to have the correctly sorted material hauled away at
no charge, saving the city the $10,000 a year in haul-
ing fees. He has about 30 volunteers lined up for the
program in the first phase of the recycling operation.
Although the idea of volunteers helping resi-
dents sort recyclables seems simple enough, it took
a lengthy, laborious process to get city commission
support. Concerns were raised about liability if a
volunteer were injured at the site. Hours of operation
and county approval for use of the location also were
questioned.
In the end, concerns were assuaged and commis-
sioners supported the first step in what is hoped will
be an effective recycling program.
The question remains as to how the city will attract
its residents to carry recyclable materials to the site.
Bradenton Beach is the only community in
Manatee County without a curbside recycling pro-
gram.


Cortez 1912 schoolhouse in hand, land not


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
The old Cortez school is a long step nearer to public
use, but its hoped-for access to the bay has fallen by the
wayside.
Both Manatee County and the state grant agency that
will provide the money for the county to buy the property
have signed an option agreement, said Maggie Marr,
county grants coordinator.
Price of the school and its 4 1/2 acres of land is agreed
upon at $390,000, she said. The county and Florida Com-
munities Trust negotiated the deal with the heirs of artist
Robert Sailors, who used the building as a studio and
home until his death in 1995.
Still to come are more legalities attendant upon pur-
chase of any property, plus seeing to it that all the contin-
gency clauses required by each side are satisfied.
"We hope, and I stress hope," said Marr, "to close the
transaction by the end of the year."
The school then will pass into county ownership su-


pervised by the Board of County Commissioners. There
has been nothing near a decision about what use will be
made of the building, Marr said, but "a lot of different
ideas have been presented."
One thing certain, it will remain a prominent Cortez
asset.
Not so the adjoining wetlands, a few acres of which
the county had hoped to buy to give the park-like school
grounds access to the bay. That waterfront is part of a 90-
acre parcel, mostly developable uplands, owned by the
estate of Robert Shewe, Florida land investor who died a
few years ago in Illinois.
Marr said that top county officials had met with rep-
resentatives of the Louise Shewe Trust but they were so
far apart on price that it is evident no deal can be made.
The Shewe price "far exceeds the maximum purchase
price authorized for the county, that is, the value set by
appraisers," said Marr.
Since the prospect appears hopeless, county officials
told the commission they want to drop it.


THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 3, 1999 U PAGE 3

Meetings


Anna Maria City
11/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission work session.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
11/4, 7 p.m., Commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
11/5, 1:30 p.m., Police Retirement Board.
11/9, 7:30 p.m., Commission meeting
followed by work session.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
11/10, 10 p.m., Island Emergency Operations Center,
Fire Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Agenda
Bradenton Beach
Nov. 4, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Agenda: first reading to adopt international property
maintenance code, first reading to adopt amendments
to standard building code, introduction of new police
officer and public comment.

Veteran's Day Schedule
Administrative offices in the Cities of Anna Maria,
Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach and the Anna
Maria/West Side Fire District will be closed.
The Island Branch Library will be closed.
Administrative offices of the Town of Longboat
Key will be open.
The office of the Islander will be open.
Tingley Memorial Library will be open.
Waste Management and Bradenton Beach garbage
collection will take place as regularly scheduled.


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Bird house origins
Craftsman John Eller shows off some of the bird
houses he designed and constructed for the Habi-
tat for Humanity benefit at the Art League of
Manatee County pre-decoration. Islander
Photo: Bonner Futch


Birdhouses on view
Bird houses decorated by members of Island Gallery West, Hohnes Beach, will be auctioned with 70 others on
Nov. 16 by the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, to benefit Habitat for Humanity.


They will be on view from Friday, Nov. 5, through Nov.
W., Bradenton.


Manatee County approves Cafe contract


Manatee County commissioners have given Cafe
on the Beach owners a new five-year lease requiring
the owners to make payments on time or lose the con-
cession.
Stipulations of the new lease demand Dee
Percifield and Gene Schaefer pay the county $123,600
the first year and $1,000 more each year for the four
remaining years.
The couple must make full payments within 30
days of the due date or lose the concessions they oper-
ate at Manatee County Public Beach and Coquina
Beach.
They can also be evicted if they fail to make an
annual audit or submit a quarterly financial report.


Operating the concessions as P.S. Beach Associ-
ates since 1992, Percifield and Schaefer fell $68,531
behind in payments in 1998 due problems associated
with red tide and bad weather.
The county sought new proposals and five groups
including P.S. Beach submitted what they would pay
the county and the services they would provide for the
concession.
Commissioners voted 4-3 in mid-October to con-
tinue with P.S. Beach due in part to tremendous pub-
lic support for Schaefer and Percifield.







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The three Island cities were awarded the Out-
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The plan was written by Gerald Smelt with
help from the employees and planning commis-
sions of the Island cities and Manatee County.
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for the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council and
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 3, 1999 U PAGE 5


Cable television contract finalized in Holmes Beach


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Before the ink was dry on signatures approving a
Time Warner franchise renewal, Holmes Beach residents
were lining up to order the company's internet service.
City commissioners unanimously approved the ordi-
nance on second reading last week after a lengthy discus-
sion of issues posed by residents and commissioners.
Commissioners questioned a section of the ordinance
granting the company the right to install and maintain the
cable system "... for the purpose of providing cable tele-
vision service and such additional services as the company
may from time to time choose to provide...."
Commissioners felt that it gave the company the au-
thority to do anything and eliminated the words "and such
additional services" at the ordinance's first reading. Time
Warner officials said the change was unacceptable.
"I'm not sure I understand what seems to be so threat-
ening about this," Time Warner attorney Gregory Porges
said. "These are only services that can be distributed over
the cable system. It is inconceivable to think of 30 to 40
separate franchise areas being able to make a determina-
tion as to which services cable companies are permitted
to offer."
Porges gave the example of a new service the com-
pany is perfecting which will enable subscribers to call up


and order a movie to start immediately, call and pause it
to eat dinner, and start it again with another phone call.
"Subscribers have the ultimate decision if they want
to pay for a service or not," Porges noted. "Are we going
to have to come back every time a new service is offered?"
He said the ordinance contains definitions of addi-
tional services and systems and excludes the company
from providing telecommunications services. Additional
services will also provide the city with additional franchise
fees, he said.
Resident Joan Perry objected to residents paying a
franchise fee for cable service. Franchise fees are collected
by the company, which then returns the revenue to the
city.
"Why should residents be charged for the use of their
own rights of way?" she asked. "The corporate entity us-
ing the right of way should pay."
"Every corporate entity gets its money from the con-
sumer," Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger pointed out.
"They'll get it one way or another."
Chairman Roger Lutz said the city should have some
control over the company's installation of large equipment
cabinets, which became an issue earlier in the year.
There are provisions in the city's proposed right of
way ordinance which require a site plan and approval by
the city commission, City Attorney Patricia Petruff ex-


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ria to the ordinance.
Assistant Public Works Supervisor Bill Saunders said
City Attorney Jim Dye recommended that the issue be
addressed in the city land development code.
Porges also replied to other concerns posed by Perry.
Perry objected to a retroactive provision in the ordi-
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3, 2000, but was changed to Oct. 1, 1999, in order to give
the city a common expiration date with Bradenton Beach.
Porges said one or more commissioners had asked for
the change in order to enable the cities to combine efforts
when the franchise is due for renewal in 15 years. He
noted that the increase in the franchise fee will not take
effect until February.
Perry asked who's responsible for negotiating the
agreement. Porges said it was a joint effort that began
with the former mayor in 1997 and included himself,
the city attorney, commissioners, the mayor and an at-
torney contacted by Bradenton Beach during its nego-
tiations.
Perry said the system should provide a local emer-
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trigger an emergency alert over the cable system. The
county would have to initiate any alert specific to Holmes
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New name, design
We celebrate an anniversary on Nov. 24, our seventh
year of publishing "your" island news.
What started as The Islander Bystander evolves this
week to become The Anna Maria Islander, or Islander for
short.
We've looked forward to the name change for seven
years, and couldn't wait to make the transition along with
a new "look" on the anniversary.
We'll just have to start celebrating now.
For a little background, there was an Islander news-
paper long ago, and through many publishers and several
owners, it came to its end in 1990.
Several of us, including Publisher Bonner
Presswood, News Editor Paul Roat, cartoonist Jack Egan,
reporter Pat Copeland and columnist June Alder "did
time" for assorted publishers of a variety of Island news-
papers, going back as far as the early 1970s.
In 1989, when we first put the concept of yet another
Island newspaper on the boards, the Island Sun's parent
company, Toronto Sun, was in the process of merging its
local "products" into a regional tabloid.
We scurried up a rate sheet, sold some ads, wrote
stories and even got a scoop on a robbery at the Church
of the Annunciation complete with an artist's rendering
of the gun-wielding thief for the Nov. 25 cover.
We named it The Islander Bystander, for concern that
the Islander name was taken. And another reason. We
admired a character in a John D. MacDonald novel who
championed environmental causes for a newspaper
named The Island Bystander. What better way to tie his-
tory and fiction to our news venture?
And so we were The Islander Bystander, with all
intent of dropping the "Bystander" in short order.
But the Bystander took on a life of its own. While
oldtimers were referring to us as the Islander, new folks
were inclined to call us the latter name.
So, we kept it. Till now, that is.
We longed to be The Islander being all Islanders
of heart and soul. We all knew of the loyal following of
our predecessor and we hoped to develop just such a
relationship with our readers.
Our circulation is almost five times that of the 1970s.
We're completely produced on computers. We added
color photos to the cover in 1995. We're recipients of
annual awards for writing, editing, cartoons, photography,
special sections and advertising design from the Florida
Press Association.
We managed to outlive two fierce competitors within
the first three years of publishing, lending us to the attitude
of"a little engine that could." But we settled on what remains
our slogan, "The best news on Anna Maria Island."
We hope you agree. And, once again, we thank you
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Island pols reveal genetic traits
I hope no one was naive enough to believe that
"Island consolidation" was even a remote possibility
when we all must know that no elected officials would
ever give up his or her little enclave of power. For
them, that would be genetically impossible.
However, I do feel that their attempt to double their
terms of office is out of their hands. If this was their
intent when they ran for office in the last election, they
should have said so and given the voters a chance to
reject them on that point. Instead they waited until af-
ter the election to spring this surprise on all of us.
This is, I believe, also a genetic trait among poli-
ticians. They should have to prove to all of us the rea-
sons for this change in traditional politics, if they can.
Let's wait for the next election when any politician
can announce his or her intention to introduce a motion
to extend their term of office. That would be the only
fair thing to do.
John Gilroy, Holmes Beach

If you have to have a fracture...
On Aug. 10, I took a tremendous fall while work-
ing in the Anna Maria Oyster Bar kitchen. As a result,
my right wrist was fractured in several places, requir-
ing surgery and a cast.
I won't go into the medical mumbo jumbo, but I
am on my fourth cast and my doctor is straight out of
E.R. (the TV series) and gorgeous.
I want to thank a few people including my cowork-
ers, who started a fund for me and my former boss John
Home, who matched their contributions dollar for dol-
lar.
I want to thank the customers who were kind
enough to call and contribute. A special thank you to
Anna Maria Commissioner Max Znika for your calls
and sincere offers of assistance. You're a great guy.
Thank you Ellen Trudelle, a server at Rotten
Ralph's for your smiles, help, etc.
As for the future of the Anna Maria City Pier, I'll


put my money on Rotten Ralph. He has a great track
record in the business, he serves great food, he's a great
family man and employees and customers love him.
And he has a great voice.
And yes, Ralph, as the song goes, "I'm gonna
knock on your door and tap on your window pane."
Again, thanks to all my customers and fellow em-
ployees. I sincerely miss you all.
Prudence Martin Gebbia, Anna Maria

Outburst of laughter
from the south
Reading the quote from Anna Maria resident Dale
Woodland regarding the issue of Island consolidation
provoked an outburst of incredulous laughter from this
family at the idea that the three Island cities have dif-
ferent cultures.
Actually, most of us live where we live because
that is where our houses happen to be and that our cul-
ture alters between, say, 82nd street and 85th street
(Holmes Beach to Anna Maria) or equally between
borders to the south, is a pretty mind-boggling notion.
Hey, Mr. Woodland, come visit us neighbors down
here sometime.You might be amazed at the similarities
between you and us.
How about "one for all and all for one," or "united
we stand, divided we fall"? Actually, the present setup
is the epitome of inefficiency and self-centeredness.
Charlotte Mitchard, Jack and Andy,
Bradenton Beach

Graphic presentation
June Alder's recent weekly column "Those Were the
Days" was a graphic presentation of the life of Private
First Class Arthur St. Clair Jones of Anna Maria Key.
The details of his death in the Battle of the Argonne
Forest 22 days before the signing of the armistice on
Nov. 11, 1918, concluded an excellent and concise re-
port of a World War I hero and his fellow soldiers.
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The Way We Were


Part 3, Wartime Anna Maria: 1941-42


'BOMBING'

TAMPA BAY
Listeners tuned to the radio on a Sunday afternoon
in December of 1941 wondered if Orson Welles was up
to his old tricks again.
As on Halloween in the Depression year of 1938,
an announcer broke in on a program with an incredible
news flash. But this time it wasn't a bogus bulletin
about a Martian space ship landing in New Jersey that
he was reading. He was reporting on a real disaster -
a devastating Japanese air strike on the U.S. Naval base
in Hawaii.
America was now officially in a state of war.
Actually, the state of Florida was already at war.
President Roosevelt, who believed air power would be
the key to defeating Hitler and Tojo, was well on the
way to turning wild, untamed Florida into a vast train-
ing ground for airplane pilots.
Air fields were springing up all over the state. The
largest was MacDill Field in Tampa, constructed by
Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA) in
1940 and '41. In those years many a British air cadet
training at a Florida air school picnicked on Anna
Maria's beaches with Anna Maoia families before leav-
ing to help defend their hoid~dfid.
By the end of 1941 Anna Marians were getting
used to seeing vapor trails crisscrossing the sky and
planes zooming down to drop practice "bombs" on
Mullet and Passage keys. It was good to know Ameri-
can boys were being prepared for duty. On the other
hand, it didn't take much of a stretch of the imagina-
tion to picture German planes bombarding Tampa Bay
and deploying waves of paratroopers to float down on
Island shores.


The sight and sound of warplanes winging through
the skies above Tampa Bay became familiar to Anna
Marians early in World War II.
There was no military force to repel an air inva-
sion. The Florida National Guard had been federalized
in 1940. All that Manatee County (population 35,000)
had was a Home Guard unit of about 60 men. Dubbed
Company C, it was supervised by the Manatee County
Civil Defense Council (CDC).
One of the first things the CDC did was to map
locations for plane-spotting towers to be manned by
civilian volunteers. The Army's top brass were aware
that MacDill Field and the shipbuilding industry at
Tampa's docks could be likely targets for German
bombers.
Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key were the
first locations to get towers. They had to be "within 15

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seconds of a telephone." Anna Maria City's tower went
up at the west end of Pine Avenue to be near the post
office, one of the few places on the Island with a phone.
For two years the men of Company C met weekly
to do target practice and march up and down with their
rifles. But it was difficult to keep interest up.
The company commander sometimes chided ab-
sentees in his newspaper column. One time he wrote:
"None of us want to be under German or Japanese
domination, but few are willing to work while the sun
is up. Many men have expressed their desire to have
their names on the lists. But when danger comes these
men will be more in the way than if they did not come
at all."
All that changed after Dec. 7.
The next Friday Company C assembled as usual at
the Bradenton Armory (near what is now McKechnie
Field) for what the local newspaper described as "an
enthusiastic drill with deadly bayonets."
The turnout was spectacular. Sixty-member Com-
pany C burgeoned into a battalion of 600 members.
Most of the volunteers came from Bradenton. Others
came from Braden Castle, Cedar Hammock, Whitfield
Estates, Oneco, Rosedale, Palma Sola, Palmetto, Terra
Ceia, the village of Manatee, Ellenton, Parrish and
Samoset.
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Cortez were
lumped together in one unit referred to as the "Beach
Company" (Holmes Beach didn't yet exist.). The
Beach Company was the smallest group with only 25
members.
Later, a Women's Defense Council came into be-
ing (Anna Maria was Precinct 14). The WDC was a
formidable group outlasting the CDC. With so many
able-bodied men overseas the women left behind
picked up many volunteer duties crucial to the
homefront war effort.

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Holmes Beach develops right-of-way use ordinance


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Technology can be wonderful but it often comes
with a price.
Islanders learned that first hand in January when
Time Warner began installing six-foot-tall computer
cabinets to usher in the era of fiber optics. Cabinets
installed in front of some Island homes created a con-
troversy and served as a wake-up call to city-officials.
Holmes Beach city commissioners quickly realized
they had no zoning regulations to govern the placement
of such equipment. To remedy the situation, they be-
gan working on a right-of-way use ordinance that
passed first reading last week.
Resident Jane Early pointed out that according to
one provision of the ordinance, landscaping in the
rights of way must be maintained by the property
owner. However, in another provision the city retains
the right to remove and trim any plantings.
"To me there's a conflict," Early said. "If I'm
smart, I'd let the city trim for me, because there's no
penalty if I don't do it."
"The city retains the right but does not assume a
duty to trim or do anything else," Chairman Roger Lutz
said, "We should add that."
Early said the proposed ordinance does not prohibit
residents from planting vegetation to obstruct parking
in front of their homes.
"Anyone who wants to install plants must go
through a site plan approval process with the public
works department," City Attorney Patricia Petruff re-
plied. "The department understands the balance be-
tween the beautification the commission wants and the
right of others to use the right of way."
Lutz said he's noticed a proliferation of short poles
installed by utility companies throughout the city. He
asked if the city could mandate that such poles be
placed near the rear of rights of way.
Petruff said it could do so for future installations.
Police Chief Jay Romine said the police depart-
ment should be involved in the approval process be-
cause of traffic safety issues.
The following provisions govern utility or con-
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Facilities installed cannot obscure views of those
entering public roads.
The location of equipment cabinets taller than
two feet must be approved by the city commission
There is a guarantee period of two years during
which the applicant is responsible for the restoration,
repair and maintenance of its work.
All roads shall be kept open to traffic unless spe-
cial approval is given by the public works superinten-
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The applicant is responsible for stormwater-run-
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The city may inspect all work, which must take
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The applicant must repair all damage, restore all


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Residents landscaping rights of way must obtain
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No landscaping may be a hazard to, or obstruct,
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The city has the right to remove any landscaping
in its rights of way.
The landscaping must be maintained by the prop-
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Petruff said she has advised local utility companies
of the proposed regulations and asked for comments,
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Welcome sign stalled in Bradenton Beach


Call this the tale of the unwelcome
"Welcome" sign.
Last July, Bradenton Beach city
commissioners endorsed a two-year
project to erect a "Welcome to
Bradenton Beach" sign at Gulf Drive
and Cortez Road. The sign would be
framed by palm trees, have shrubs
around it, an irrigation system and even
posts that would make it easy to hang
banners to promote Island events.
Funding for the $5,625 sign would
come from the parks and recreation bud-
get and the city's Community Redevel-
opment Agency accounts. The money
was in last year's budget, but due to de-
lays in getting the project going, the ac-
tual work will take place in the current
fiscal year and, unfortunately, the funds
were not specifically earmarked for the
project but instead rolled into the catch-


all category of "reserves."
That non-rollover was the first prob-
lem.
Public Works Director Buddy Watts
said his conversations with Manatee
County utility officials indicated they
would put in the water meter north of
Cortez Road. If that happens, though,
the CRA money can't be used. Problem
two.
Commissioner Bill Arnold asked to
see the letter from Bridgeport Condo-
minium officials, owner of the property
where the sign is to be installed, stating
they had no problem with the sign.
Commissioner Berneitta Kays, who has
been spearheading the sign project, said
she had seen the letter but didn't have it
available right then. Problem three.
The matter was tabled until the final
glitches can be worked out.


Ordinance defining essential services excludes cell towers


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A draft ordinance that defines essential services is the
direct result of last year's cellular tower debate in Holmes
Beach.
Some residents were concerned that cellular towers
would be considered essential services, and as a result,
would be permitted in any zoning district.
The ordinance creates two definitions:
Essential services are public utility facilities related
to the water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, solid waste,
telephone, cable television, gas and electrical systems
serving the city.
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The ARTarget 12 x 12 exhibit of the Anna Maria
Island Art League will open Friday, Nov. 5, at the
league's quarters, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
The opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. Friday. The "cutting-edge art" exhibit runs
through Dec. 3. The "12 x 12" designation denotes
"small works."
ARTarget is described as an alternative art organi-
zation that is artist-run, nonprofit and member-sup-
ported. It is "dedicated to the exhibition of significant,
topical work that exhibits nonrepresented work of
emerging and established artists." Details may be ob-
tained at 778-2099.

Dance classes for
ages 3-90 to start Saturday
Baby Ballet to teen steps to Adult Swing will be
featured in Anna Maria Island Community Center
dance classes for ages 3 to 90, with registration at 9:30
a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.
Darlene Friedrich will teach everything from tap,
jazz, ballet, ballroom, Latin and swing to clogging and
theatrical dance. She has been a model, choreographer
and professional dancer.
The classes will begin with Baby Ballet for 3- and
4-year-olds at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, and will con-
tinue on Tuesdays at the Center. Rhythm, movement,
basic ballet and tumbling will be taught for 45 to 60
minutes.
Youth and teen classes will include warm-up ex-
ercises, drills and dance combinations, plus jazz, tap
and ballet in hour-long classes.
The adult swing classes will be to the big band
sound. Details may be obtained at 778-1908.


Three health screenings
at St. Bernard
Primary health screenings to detect the risk of
stroke and the detection of osteoporosis will be con-
ducted at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 South Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach, starting at 9 a.m. Wednes-
day, Nov. 10.
The ultra-sound tests are "fast, painless and low
cost," said the sponsoring Life Line Screening. The
charge here will be $35 for the tests that cost $300 to
$500 in hospitals and imaging centers, said the orga-
nization.
Those interested must register at least 24 hours in
advance at (800) 407-4557.


Longboat Hob Nob
coming Thursday
The fifth annual Hob Nob of the Longboat Key
Chamber of Commerce will be at 5:30 p.m. Thurs-
day, Nov. 4, at the Buccaneer Inn, 595 Dream Island
Road. It will be sponsored by the Holdiay Lodge
Beach Resort.
Sarasota and Manatee county commissioners,
state and federal officials and Longboat Key town
commissioners and staff have been invited. The Hob
Nob is designed as an opportunity for chamber mem-
bers to meet government officials in a casual setting..
A barbecue dinner will be served by members of'
the Chamber's B'iard of Directors.
Reservations may be made at 387-9519.


Coffee for volunteers
at Island museum
Volunteers of the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society are invited to a coffee at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov.
5, at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria City.
Also invited are prospective volunteers who would
like to tend the museum, bake the society's hallmark
settler's bread or help at historical events.
In charge of the coffee event are the society's presi-
dent, Marguerite Thompson, and administrator,
Carolyne Norwood.
Details are available at 778-0492.


AID Thanksgiving application
deadline Thursday
The deadline for applications for the annual
All Island Denominations Thanksgiving dinner is
Thursday evening, Nov. 4, the organization re-
minded this week.
AID, the organization of all seven Island
churches, annually provides turkey dinner pack-
ages for needy families. About 20 are expected to
pick up the packages on Nov. 20, but it is neces-
sary to get applications to AID early.
AID's Jean Maschek said the organization
has to send its payment on Nov. 5 to the Tampa
organization that packages the meals so the trans-
action may be processed in time for delivery. The
packages are free to applicants.
Needy families are located with the assistance
of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Is-
land Elementary School and the seven Island
churches that make up AID. The organization
sends application forms to the needy, who in turn
must get the completed application to the Center
by Thursday evening.
The packages include a family-size turkey
dinner with trimmings, said Maschek. She will
provide full information at 778-0048.



Woman's club presents
'2000 Fashion Show'
Deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 10, for reserva-
tions for the "Gala Jubilee 2000 Fashion Show and
Fundraiser" of the Woman's Club of Anna Maria Is-
land.
The show will be at noon the following Wednes-
day, Nov. 17, at El Conquistador Country Club, 4350
El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Club women
modeling will be Ginny Smith, Beverly Long, Betty
Carr, Margaret Art, Priscilla Seewald, Ernestine
Lawton, Gwen Scott-Moffat and Joann Driscoll.
Funds raised at the event will go to the Island club
and the Florida Federated Women's Clubs in support
of projects and charities. Information may be obtained
at 778-7865 and 778-2427.

Mona Upp to address
Off Stage Ladies
Mona Upp of the Women's Resource Center of
Manatee County will speak at a luncheon meeting of
the Off Stage Ladies starting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 10, at the Reef on Manatee Causeway, 9915
Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
Hostesses for the Island Players organization
will be Marjorie McKeever and Bee Turner. Guest
reservations may be confirmed with Ruth Stevens at
794-2188.

Reception to be Friday
for art exhibit
A free public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday,
Nov. 5, will open a special art exhibit at the Longboat
Key Center for the Arts, 6890 Longboat Drive S. on
Longboat Key.
The exhibit, sponsored by the Shannon Hotel
Group, will run through Nov. 26. It will feature origi-
nal paintings, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts and glass. In-
formation is available at 383-2345.

Auditions are Friday for
Historical Society pageant
Auditions for the Anna Maria Island Historical
Society "Remember When" pageant will be at 2 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 5, at the society's historical museum, 402
Pine Ave., Anna Maria City. The evening audition has
been postponed.
The pageant will highlight the "Remember When"
dinner Feb. 19 at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center.
Those interested in taking part in the production
but unable to attend the scheduled auditions or wish to
obtain other details may call Bill Diamant at 778-2421
or Carolyne Norwood at 778-1514.







Holmes Beach paving project
continues this week
Gator Asphalt will be completing the city's paving
project on Nov. 4 and 5, Public Works Supervisor Joe
Duennes has announced.
Streets slated for work include:
29th Street.
35th Street.
46th Street.
56th Street.
61st and 63rd from Holmes Boulevard to Marina
Drive.
64th Street from Gulf to Marina drives.
100 block of 75th Street.
Peacock Lane.

Center cheerleading sign up
deadline Nov. 5
All youths age 6 to 16 interested in participating in
the Anna Maria Island Community Center
cheerleading program must sign up by Nov. 5.
Registration is at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
in Anna Maria and cost $35 for members of the Cen-
ter and $40 for non-members.
The Center will not turn anyone away for lack of
registration fees.
Potential cheerleaders must be age 6 by Nov. 5 and
no older than 16 on the same day.
Practice starts Monday, Nov. 8, at the Center. Uni-
forms will be provided for games and parents are re-
sponsible to provide bloomers and sneakers.
Volunteer coaches are needed.
For information, call 778-1908.


Holly Berry Bazaar
Co-chairwomen, left to right, Phlyllis Locke, Peggy
Potter and Bettylee Marquis show some Christmas
items that will be among the hundreds offered at the
Hollv Berry Bazaar at the Episcopal Church of the
Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, from
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Members of the Episco-
pal Church Women will finalize plans for the annual
event when they meet at 10.15 a.m. Thursday, Nov.
4,. in Lowe Hall at the church.
'Spider Woman' auditions
set at Riverfront
The MIanatee Players will audition actors for parts
in "Kiss of the Spider Woman" at 7 p.m. Sunday and
Monday, Nov. 7 and 8, in the Riverfront Theatre, 102
Old Main St., Bradenton.
It is an adult musical that the New York Times called
"the sexiest, most thrilling musical on Broadway." It has
parts for 15 men and three women. It will be presented
Jan. 15 30. Details are available at 748-0111.


Obituaries


Keith M. Allen
Keith M. Allen, 52, of Bradenton, died Oct. 23 at
Blake Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Satur-
day, Nov. 6 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S.
Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Memorial contributions
may be made to Bradenton Hospice House in care of
Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd.,
Sarasota, FL 34238. Brown and Sons Funeral Home's
43rd St. Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Born in Albany, N.Y., Mr. Allen moved to Mana-
tee County from Hillsborough, N.J., in 1997. He was
owner and operator of @ Ease with PC's of Bradenton.
He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force during the
Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife, Diane M. Madden;
three daughters, Kelly of Edison, N.J., Wendy Zeveny
of Freehold, N.J., and Beth, of Jackson, N.J.; his father,
Richard L., of East Aurora, N.Y.; and two grandchil-
dren.
Frieda B. Cipriani
Frieda B. Cipriani, 78, of Cortez, died Oct. 25 at
home.
Born in Ohio, Mrs. Cipriani came to Manatee
County form Shreveport, La., in 1946. She was a
homemaker. She served in the U.S. Army during
World War II.
Service was held Oct. 29 at Brown and Sons Fu-
neral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, Bradenton. Burial will
be in Ellenton.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara J. Pim of
Bradenton; a son, Edward J., of Vanton, Ga.; two sis-
ters, Rose Leigh, of East Meadow, N.Y., and Julia
Durand, of Pasadena, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

Mary L. Kral
Mary L. Kral, 68, of Bradenton, formerly of Men-
tor, Ohio, and Anna Maria, died Oct. 25 in Blake Medi-
cal Center.
Born in Denver, Colo., Mrs. Krahl moved to Mana-
tee County in 1980. She was a homemaker. She was a
member of St. Peter and Paul The Apostles Church,
Bradenton. She was a member of Key Royale Club,
past president of the Woman's Club in Mentor, mem-
ber and past president of the Grand River Yacht Club
in Mentor, co-owner and manager of Mentor Phar-
macy, and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of
Mentor.
A memorial service was held Oct. 28 at St. Peter
and Paul The Apostles Catholic Church. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home, Manatee Avenue, was in charge of ar-


rangements.
She is survived by husband Robert, an Island phar-
macist until his retirement in 1996; two sons, Robert M.
of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jeffery of Sarasota; a daugh-
ter, Ginger Weiskopf of Bradenton; a brother,
Raymond Heiland of Twinsburg, Ohio; a sister, Evelyn
T'oohcy of Holmes Beach; and eight grandchildren.

Arthur 'Art' Papworth
Arthur "Art" Papworth, 97, of Bradenton died Oct.
30 at Freedom Village Nursing Center.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs-
day, Nov. 4, at Roser Memorial Community Church in
Anna Maria. Inurnment will be at Lakeview Cemetery
in Howell, Mich. Memorial contributions may be made
to Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave.,
Anna Maria, FL 34216. National Cremation Society is
in charge of arrangements.
Born in Howell, Mich., Mr. Papworth came to
Manatee County from Flint, Mich., in 1982. He was a
retired pressed-metal die designer for the Chevrolet
division of General Motors Corp. in Flint. He was a
member of Roser Memorial Community Church. He
was a Mason at Howell Lodge 38 and a graduate of
Michigan State University.
He is survived by his wife, Eva; daughter, Nancy
MacVicar, of Holmes Beach; a son, A. Russell, of
Vicksburg, Mich.; four grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.

Nancy Jeanne Stork
Nancy Jeanne Stork, formerly Ungvarsky, 45,
owner of Fran Maxon Real Estate, died Nov. 2.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m Saturday, Nov.
6, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria City. Me-
morials may be donations to
the American Cancer Soci-
ety or a charity of choice.
She moved to Anna
Maria Island in the mid-
1970s and was property
manager for Fran Maxon 15
years prior to purchasing the
.. firm and becoming its bro-
Nancy Stork ker in 1993. She was a
member of the Board of Re-
altors of Manatee County.
Surviving are her son, Richic Bell, of Holmes
Beach; her father, Robert Stork, of Melbourne; a sis-
ter, Judy Sutherland, of Lakeland; two brothers, Rick
of Melbourne and Bob of Burlington, N.C.


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Fresh catch Tuesday
The next Parent-Teacher Organization Family
Night Dinner is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the
Anna Maria Elementary School cafeteria.
Shells restaurant will be catering the meeting. The
menu includes Caesar salad, bread and butter, and
shrimp or chicken pasta.
The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children and
items are available for takeout. Tickets must be pur-
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The school is located at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes
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tells them that children living in Italy have to go to school on Saturday and their school day is longer. Around
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Marching mosaic welcomes fall at school's Fall Festival, parade


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Pirates and princesses paraded down Gulf Drive
Saturday for the Anna Maria Elementary School Fall
Festival.
The yearly event is begun with a parade of cos-
tumed students who make their way from Holmes
Beach City Hall to the school. Others participating in
the parade and festival this year were the Anna Maria/
West Side Fire District, school principal Tim Kolbe in
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Once the procession arrived at the school, costume
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Many generous Island sponsors contributed ser-
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A portable classroom was transformed into a
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 21, DWLS with knowledge, 9000 block of
Gulf Drive. The subject was stopped for having the tag
light out and stated her driver's license was suspended.
A check showed two suspensions and she was placed
in custody and issued two citations.
Oct. 22, warrant arrest, 9000 block of Gulf Drive.
Oct. 24, domestic disturbance, 300 block of Pine
Avenue. The subjects became involved in an argument
and one left for the night, said the report. The deputy
said there were no signs of physical violence.
Oct. 29, trespass warning, 10002 Gulf Drive,
Bortell's Lounge. The complainant reported the sus-
pect was intoxicated, dancing on the bar and pool tables
and flashing other patrons. The deputy said she was
asked to leave three times, but she refused. He took her
outside and told her she would be arrested if she re-
entered the bar.
The suspect then re-entered the bar and was placed
in custody. She became violent, tried to kick out the
patrol car window, threatened the deputy and was pep-
per-sprayed, according to the report.

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Oct. 22, burglary to an automobile, 1906 Gulf
Drive, Coquina Beach Club. The victim reported an
unknown person entered his vehicle and removed a
wallet, $350 in cash, credit cards, a driver's license and
a radar detector valued at $100.
Oct. 24, lost property a wallet, 100 Gulf Drive
N., Circle K.
Oct. 24, grand theft auto, 600 block of Gulf Drive
South. The victim reported her vehicle was missing
from in front of her residence. On Oct. 25 the vehicle
was found in the 700 block of 83rd Street Northwest in
Bradenton. The vehicle's ignition switch and center
console were broken and a radio was removed. The
victim claimed her vehicle.
Oct. 25, grand theft of a boat motor valued at
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pass warning was issued to a subject on the erosion
control groin.
Oct. 26, DUI, 100 block of First Street North. The
officer on patrol said he observed Kathleen Stickles, 50,
of Bradenton Beach, make a very wide turn at a high rate
of speed. He said Stickles then traveled onto his side of the
road, nearly striking his patrol vehicle and he had to pull
onto the sidewalk to avoid a collision.
He said Stickles pulled into the parking lot of the
Circle K, nearly striking a delivery truck. Stickles re-
fused to take field performance tests and was placed in
custody, said the report.
Oct. 27, theft, 200 block of Bay Drive North. The
officer said he observed the suspect standing in the road
screaming obscenities and bleeding from the head. The
victim said the suspect tried to force his way into the resi-
dence and he hit the suspect with a hammer several times.
EMS advised the suspect to get stitches. The officer trans-
ported him to the hospital and placed him in custody.
Two days later the suspect came to the police de-
partment and said the victim was the aggressor and had
confronted and threatened him, before hitting him with
the hammer. The suspect signed a criminal complaint,
which was sent to the state attorney's office.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 22, found property, 3801 East Bay Drive.
Sunbow Bay. The complainant reported he found
boxes, bags and containers of used and new medical
supplies and literature. The officer found a business
card with the items and called the subject listed on the
card.
The subject, a Tampa resident, said his vehicle was
stolen in St. Pete the previous day and the items from
his home IV-therapy business had been inside the ve-
hicle. He responded to claim the items.
Oct. 22, theft, 3607 East Bay Drive, Sandy
Pointe. The victim reported an unknown person re-
moved a Go-Ped and a Moped valued at $1,000 from
the parking area underneath the condominium.


Oct. 23, suspicious vehicle, 500 block of Mana-
tee Avenue. The officer was advised of three subjects
drinking beer in the back of a pickup truck in the pub-
lic beach parking lot. He stopped the truck as it left the
parking lot and the driver said he had no driver's li-
cense. A check showed neither of the two passengers
had driver's licenses. The officer advised them to find
a licensed driver to move the vehicle.
Oct. 23, theft, 3007 Gulf Drive, Mr. Bones. The
victim said she left her purse in the restaurant and when
she called the next day, it had not been found. The
purse contained $8 in cash, identification cards, an
ATM card and a check book.
Oct. 24, suspicious, 202 52nd St., Holmes Beach
Marina. The complainant reported an unknown person
tampered with a cabinet in the boat yard but nothing
was missing.
Oct. 24, suspicious, 100 block of 51st Street. The
complainant reported unknown persons were making
campfires and hanging out in a wooded lot near her
residence. The officer found folding chairs and evi-
dence of a fire. A patrol request was issued.
Oct. 25, domestic battery, 2700 block of Avenue
C. The victim reported she and the suspect had an ar-
gument and he threw her against the wall and onto the
floor. A witness corroborated her story and the suspect
was placed in custody.
Oct. 25, disturbance, 300 block of 29th Street.
The subjects were having an argument and the officer
diffused it.
Oct. 24, theft of a bicycle valued at $30, 200
block of 78th Street.
Oct. 26, lewd, 5400 Holmes Blvd., coin laundry.
The victim reported she was in her vehicle waiting for
her clothes to dry and the subject approached the front
of her vehicle and began fondling himself. She left to
call police. The subject was not found.
Oct. 27, found property a bicycle, 6300 block
of Holmes Boulevard.
Oct. 26, lost property a cellular phone, 8000
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Tebbetts Field finished
by Christmas,
unplayable until spring
The latest news regarding Birdie Tebbetts Field in
Holmes Beach indicates the field will be completed by
Christmas.
The distressing part of this report is that baseball
players and anyone else who wants to use the field may
not be able to get on it until spring and maybe even
summer.
Anna Maria Little League Board president Bob Gib-
bons said he talked to Manatee County Parks and Recre-
ation officials last week and they told him the field will be
seeded and it will be months before it takes.
There had been talk of laying sod but a donor could
not be found.
"After it's seeded it will be four or five months
before we can play on it," Gibbons said. "The county
said we have to stay off the field or it will kill the grass.
So the city's going to have to come up with some plan
to keep people off the field until then.
"We may be able to get out there in March, but it
could be summer."
Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore said there
is an art festival scheduled for March but the partici-
pants won't be allowed to use the field.
"They'll have to park somewhere else and use the


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win stand on the par 3, fourth tee with an unidentified young lady who spent the day dispensing refreshments
to hot golfers. Islander Photo: Courtesy of the Moose Lodge


area to the south of the field," Whitmore said. "No one
is going on that field until it's ready even if I have to
post a police officer out there to guard it."
Gibbons also said he wanted to put an end to any


grumbling about who could use the field. Some folks
associated with Island baseball felt it should only be

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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 15
used for baseball.
"The Little League board is in favor of sharing this
field with everyone," Gibbons said. "I think this can
work out for everyone. Trying to keep it to ourselves
would be like reliving the Civil War. That's not going
to happen."

IFC adults slap Tampa squad 2-1
The Island Football Club adult team won its first
soccer game of the season with a 2-1 squeaker against
the balanced Tampa squad Blackwatch 1.
Lazlo Halmi scored with a left-footer in the first
half after some nifty dribbling helped him beat three
defenders.
Nick Leduc had the game winner with a header
following a cross from Kevin Cassidy.
IFC plays a 1 p.m. game Sunday, Nov. 7, against
Inter United Soccer Club of Tampa. The game will be
at Shimberg Field. To get there, take W. Hillsborough
Avenue to Hanley Road in the Town & Country area
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Armand and then another right on Soccer Boulevard
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It didn't seem to bother the first- and second-place
teams.
First place went to Bill Albee, Danny Pearson,
Terry Verhoeven and Bob Williston, who combined for
a minus 10, 62 score, on the par 72 links.
Mike Curley, Rex Kerns, Norbert Krob, and Gene
Lewis were second with a 63, while third went to
Lucien Catenacci, Darrel Robertson, Wayne Towns
and Jim Wall after making a brief run at second.
Rocky Johnson had the longest drive for men and
for women, Cyndi Schaefer hit a monster drive. Clos-
est to the pin on a par 3 for men went to Gibby DuBois.
Carol Haver did it for the women.
The chicken cordon bleu and au gratin potatoes
were a big hit at the awards ceremony at the lodge. So
many door prizes were handed out it seemed most ev-
eryone scored something.
Tournament chairman Roger Simard said there
will be another golf tournament in the spring.
Get in on it. This is one of the best tournaments
around and the Moose know how to throw a party.

Three tie in sunrise golf tourney
Matt Fournier, Roy Hampton and Tim Woltz
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Rick Morash also had a skin.
Closest-to-the-pin greenies went to Joe Rogers
who had two and Tim Lease and myself who each
had one.
This week's game will be at Palma Sola.

Tennis anyone?
Anna Maria Islander Howie Banfield doesn't
just pick a mean guitar. He wields a smashing
racquet.
Banfield recently won a tennis tournament at the
Racquet Club of St. Petersburg in the 45-and-under
age group, moving him into the top 30 in that age
group in Florida.
Banfield is a relentless player who hustles on ev-
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to hit every ball back, waiting for your opponent to
make a mistake.
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Center basketball starts
Registration for the 1999-00 basketball season will
be Tuesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday, Nov. 11 from 6-8
p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Players must be 5 years old by Nov. 13, 1999, in
order to play, and no older than 16 by the same date.
Cost is $35 for members, $40 for non-members.
Mandatory try-outs will be Saturday, Nov. 13. Sched-
ule for try-outs is:
5-7 years old, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Coach draft 1:30-2:30
p.m.
8-10 years old, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Coach draft 3:30-4:30
p.m.
11-13 years old, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Coach draft 5:30-6:30
p.m.
14-16 years old, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Coach draft 7:30-
8:30 p.m.
Coaches are also needed, and anyone interested in
being a coach or assistant coach for basketball should
call the center by Nov. 12. Information, call 778-1908.


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Storm blues, soda bottlers as greedheads, gunning for less


With hurricane season winding down although
at press time it looks like we've got another storm
heading our way it's time to start worrying about
nor'easters. If the casualties of the season's first cold
front are any indication, we're in for a rough winter.
I spotted two boats in trouble during the gusty
north winds a week or so ago. One boat, a Checkmate-
style speedboat, was grounded on a Siesta Key beach.
High and dry at an extreme low tide, the boat was full
of water, its engine's lower unit completely buried by
sand. With the tide coming in, and three-foot waves
crashing ashore, I considered the boat pretty much a
total loss.
Another disaster took place when a 30-foot sailboat
missed the draw at the Ringling Bridge. Caught in the
line of traffic on the bridge by the open draw, I noticed
what looked like an aluminum pipe banging along the
outside of the bridge guard rail. The pipe turned out to
be the top of the mast, which was sliding along the rail-
ing as the boat lurched from piling to piling.
Apparently there were engine problems on board.
It was evident they had no power when the captain and
crew raised the sail to escape the continued slamming
against the bridge. It worked, but not before the top of
the mainsail was shredded by the concrete railing. I
couldn't bring myself to look at the damage to the hull.
I guess if there's a message here, it's that not just
hurricanes can threaten boaters or Islanders those
nasty winter storms can cause a lot of damage, too. Re-
member those "no-name storms" of years past?


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Nov6 11:33 1.7 4:36 0.3 10:32 2.1 4:15 1.0
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Dollars go better with Coke
Here's a good example of technology translating
into increased profits for the corporate world or
maybe the word "greed" should be inserted some-
where.
The Coca-Cola Co. is contemplating using high-
tech temperature sensing equipment on its vending
machines to adjust the price based on how hot or cold
the outdoor temperature is. The marketing experts with
Coke have decided that they sell more product when it
gets warm, and they want to increase the price for a can
of cola at those times.
They also are toying with the idea of increasing the
cost of Coke and other soft drinks during high-demand
times through use of computer chips that send word
back to a central office that there's a run on soda at a
specific machine.
The best analogy is a Coke machine at the beach
on a summer afternoon. It's hot, there are a gazillion
people at the beach, everyone is thirsty, and a line
forms at the soda machine.
Since it's hot, the machine figures it can reap a
little extra profit, and shoots up the price of a can of pop
by a quarter.
Since it's busy, the computer says there's a run on
the product and up goes the price another quarter.
The hotter it gets, and the busier it gets, the more
the price goes up. Pretty soon, you're looking at spend-
ing, oh, say $8 for a can of Coke.
Somehow I don't think so.
Computer geeks and photographers use cans of
compressed air to blow grit and dust off their equip-
ment. If you turn the can upside down, out comes a
super-cold shot of air. I wonder what would happen if
you spritzed the temperature sensor on those new high-
tech Coke machines would it start spitting out quar-
ters and Cokes because it was too cold?
To counteract the greed factor, Coke officials
say they are also considering lower prices during
off-peak hours through this "intelligent-vending"
technology.
Coke has dropped $1.8 billion on new vending
machines not the temperature-controlled ones, by
the way in the past five years. Sales of their prod-
ucts from machines is about 12 percent of total sales,
and last year that translated into 1.2 billion cases of soft
drinks.
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Here's one industry that's getting shot
U.S. gun production for the past 20 years is down
20 percent. Of no surprise, gun ownership has also
dropped. In the 1980s, 52 percent of all men in the
country said they owned a firearm while in 1998 that
number was 38 percent. Female gun ownership has
remained at 11 percent.
Here's another interesting statistic there are
about 200 million guns in civilian hands in the coun-
try, but gun owners number only 10 million.
I'm not going to get into a right-to-bear-arms dis-
cussion here. Violent crime in this country has been
dropping for the past seven years, though, and factor-
ing in the declining gun sales is an interesting juxtapo-
sition to the crime stats.
Here's one last statistic: Riflery classes in U.S.
schools dropped 47 percent in the past 25 years. Pres-
ently four times as many students play on badminton
teams than shoot.
About 10 years ago I did a lot of target shooting at
a gun range a few miles from my office. I found the
concentration and focus of getting a bullet into a
bullseye had a surprisingly calming effect after a stress-
ful day at work. Of course, friends offered their adult-
beverage psychoanalysis that I was just transferring my
workplace angst through a .357 magnum, but what did
they know?
I did notice at the time that I was the youngest
shooter on the range by at least 20 years, but I just
marked that off by figuring the average age in this
whole part of the state is about 20 years older than I and
forgot about it.
But when I read the gun stats for youngsters, I
asked my friend J.C. about it. He's an active shooter in
Southwest Florida.
J.C. is 40-ish. and said he's usually the youngest
shooter at the range.
But before we reach the conclusion that guns are a
dying trend in the rite-of-manhood school, I remember a
few years ago when I was on the Privateers' boat/float
during a Christmas gift giveaway. Santa asked all the good
boys and girls what they wanted for the holidays.
All the boys wanted .22-caliber rifles for Christ-
mas.

Sandscript factoid
Hurricane Irene slipped to our south last month,
dumping up to 18 inches of rain on Southeast Florida.
Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission are now warning that all the fresh-
water runoff may make fish in the area more prone to
infections. More freshwater, more stress to the fish.
As the scientists put it, "Large freshwater flows into
an estuary have been associated with a dramatic increase
in the appearance of fish with lesions, or sores."
And while the normal salt content of the bay near
Stuart is 20 parts per thousand, the level is currently
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Mullet smoking event Saturday, kings around, grouper biting


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
The Terra Ceia Mullet Smoke Off is set for Satur-
day, Nov. 6, at Seabreeze Park in Terra Ceia.
The cut-off date for entering was Sunday. But for
those who want to eat some of the best smoked fish and
Florida fare around prepared by Manatee County's
best, get on out there.
The park opens for smokers at 9 a.m. and the pub-
lic will be allowed in at 1 p.m. with a 2 p.m. starting
time set for judging.
Smoking contestants must turn over 11 mullet to
the judges who will taste one and sell the rest to the
public.
Money raised will benefit the Terra Ceia Village
Improvement Association.
To get to Seabreeze Park, take U.S. 19 North to
Bayshore Drive, turn left headed west and go 1 1/2
miles until you see Horseshoe Loop Road and go left
1/4 mile to the park.

Ladies, let's go fishing
One of the best fishing seminars in Florida is
scheduled for Nov. 13-14 at the Tierra Verde Resort in
St. Petersburg and it's for women.
Known as the No Yelling School of Fishing, the
two-day event teaches women fishing techniques,
hands-on fishing exercises such as spin-casting, net
casting, gaffing grapefruit, backing a truck and trailer
rig and even reeling against a swimmer in the water to
learn how to apply pressure to large fish.
The fishing school is sponsored by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Marsha Bierman, perhaps the top big game
bluewater women's angler in the world, will be the
keynote speaker. Bierman has spent her life chasing
marlin all over the world and bringing them to the boat.
A host of other top fishing guides and anglers will
be on hand to talk about bluewater fishing, bottom fish-
ing, inshore and fly fishing on both the beginner and
advanced levels.
A half-day fishing trip is offered the second day
with a fish cook-off to follow where participants learn
to fillet and cook freshly-caught fish.
Registration should be made at least one week in
advance and is limited to the first 100 women who reg-
ister. The cost is $80 for the two days including meals,
T-shirts, goody bag and door prizes.
The half-day fishing trip with tackle and bait pro-
vided is another $80.
For more information, contact Betty Bauman at
MetroMedia Marketing (954) 475-9068 or fax (954)
474-7299.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said the grouper
are making their annual migration that will bring them
closer to shore and give anglers a chance to get them.
Wind has kept some fishermen close to home. Inshore
fishing is still good with snook, redfish and trout coop-
erating.
The Rod & Reel Pier said the people there are
catching snook, black drum, some pompano and jacks
and several sharks.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said reds are
around the mangrove fringes and wade fishermen are
getting them but offshore remains off limits to most
people because the wind is kicking up the seas.


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Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
the wind is the offshore fisherman's enemy right now.
Some small snook are being caught in the Manatee
River.
Capt. Tom Chaya said he had some luck with
kingfish just prior to the wind and is still catching
snook. One king landed by Jim Talmadge of Minne-
apolis weighed 18 pounds.
Capt. Sam Kimball with the Legend said mack-
erel are still around and he's catching grouper when he
can get out.
Capt. Thom Smith with Angler's Repair on
Cortez Road is still catching a lot of reds and trout. He
likes to use artificial lures like Top Dog lures and Cotee
jigs and has plenty of them at his store.
Capt. Glenn Corder said he expects the weather
to calm after the current tropical storm goes by and that
will allow him to get offshore more often.


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Greg Lowman shows
there are somefat
grouper offshore. He
caught this 30-inch
whopper on a
Spanish sardine.
With the passing of
the past two cold
fronts, look for
grouper to start
moving closer to
shore. Islander
Photo: Courtesy
Bill Lowman


Basketball camp planned
for Veterans Day
at Center
A one-day basketball camp will be held
Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center. The camp will be led by
Manatee High School Varsity Basketball Coach
Paul Stevenson.
Only the first 24 boys and girls to enroll in
each age group are eligible for the camp, which
costs $20 for Center members, $25 for non-
members. Everyone who participates will get a
free T-shirt.
League play for ages 8-10 is from 9 a.m. to
11 a.m.; ages 11-13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.;
and league age is determined as of Nov. 13, 1999.
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Real Estate


Island property sales
614 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria, a 1,236 sfla home
built in 1951 on a 72x81 lot, was sold 9/2/99, Spring
to Hollinsworth, for $150,000.
6323 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, North Beach Vil-
lage, an attached 1,206 sfla 3bed/2bath/2car home built
in 1988 on its own.lot, was sold 9/2/99, Hancock to
White, for $177,000; list $179,900.
813 Jacaranda, Anna Maria, a 1,890 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1978 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 8/30/99, Haberkem to Holmes & Carrell, for
$260,000; list $269,000.
848 N. Shore Dr., Anna Maria, a 50x171 lot, was
sold 9/2/99, Matteson-Hagen to Conoly, for $120,000.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5400 Gulf Dr., Apts


5438, a 2bed/2bath 1,188 sfla condo built in 1969, was
sold 9/9/99, Freedom Village to Lawson, for $255,000;
list $265,000.
621 Foxworth, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,535
sfla 3bed/2bath/2car/pool home built in 1970 on a
100x115 lot, was sold 9/9/99, Tyrell to Kalecinski, for
$310,000; list $329,000.
705 N. Shore Dr., a 60x85 lot, was sold 9/9/99,
Zubero to Hiller, for $140,000; list $152,500.
709 Manatee Ave. W., Holmes Beach, 14 Westbay
Cove South, a 2bed/2bath 1,179 sfla condo built in
1977, was sold 9/8/99, Jenkins to Barber, for $117,000.
108 Ninth St. S., Bradenton Beach, E Bayview of
Bradenton Beach, a 1,326 sfla 2bed/2bath bayfront
condo built in 1984, was sold 9/15/99, Sassano to


Moreno, for $240,000.
110 12th St. S., Bradenton Beach, 123 Gulf to Bay
Moorings, an 896 sfla 2bed/2bath condo built in 1982,
was sold 9/14/99, Lester to Alvarez, for $132,500.
1801 Gulf Dr., a bayfront 1,080 sfla 2bed/2bath
condo built in 1978, was sold 9/16/99, Truncale to
Mattioli, for $150,000.
2801 Avenue E, Holmes Beach, a 1,320 sfla 2bed/
2bath/2car home built in 1993 on a 50x100 lot, was
sold 9/14/99, Munt to Asbury, for $305,000.
528 Bayview Place, Anna Maria, a 1,176 sfla 3bed/
2bath/2cp home built in 1984 on a 60x100 lot, was sold
9/13/99, Dielman to Ramos, for $224,000; list
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$229,900.
5400 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 5401 5400 Gulf Dr.
Apts., an 858 sfla2bed/1&1/2bath condo built in 1964,
was sold 9/13/99, Telander to Wilkinson, for $121,000.
5701 Carissa, Holmes Beach, a 1957 sfla duplex
built in 1968 on a 76x117 lot, was sold 9/15/99,
Kratzmiller to Baker, for $165,000.
6250 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, 32 North
Beach Village, a 1,536 sfla 3bed/2&1/2bath/2car condo
built in 1990, was sold 9/17/99, Golde to Weir, for
$192,000; list $199,000.
653 Key Royale, Holmes Beach, a bayfront 2,494
sfla 3bed/3bath/2car/pool home built in 1970 on a
109x156 lot, was sold 9/16/99, Johnson to Kerin, for
$525,000.
8314 Marina-Dr., Holmes Beach, a 1382 sfla 3bed/
2bath/boatslip home built in 1978 on an 82x100 lot,
was sold 9/15/99, Cristaudo to Mayer, for $180,000;
list $179,900.


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301 Bay Dr. N., Bradenton Beach, 8-A Bay Watch,
a 1,079 sfla 2bed/2bath bayfront condo built in 1982,
was sold 10/12/99, Union Planter Bank to Meyer, for
$155,000; list $174,900.
310 57th St., Holmes Beach, a 2944 sfla 4bed/
3bath/2cp duplex built in 1953 on a 90x112 lot, was
sold 10/11/99, Taylor to Dell, for $153,000; list
$156,900.
518 56th St., Holmes Beach, a canalfront 1,108 sfla
2bed/lbath/lcar home built in 1954 on a 82x86 lot, was
sold 10/11/99, Shelton to Coker, for $188,500.
605 Emerald, Holmes Beach, a canalfront 2,184 sfla
3bed/2bath/2car home built in 1970 on a 90x 115 lot, was
sold 10/11/99, Palladino to Decker, for $230,000.
609 Ambassador, Holmes Beach, a canalfront
1,554 sfla 3bed/2bath/lcar home built in 1962 ON A
100x105 lot, was sold 10/13/99, Wilson to Ritchie, for
$236,000.
6500 Flotilla Dr., Holmes Beach, 187 Westbay
Point & Moorings, a 1,250 sfla 2bed/2bath canalfront
condo built in 1979, was sold 10/13/99, Charamella to



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BUILDERS HOME FURNITURE Displayed but never
used. Four-piece bedroom sets $259; sofa and love seat
$399; queen bed set $199; full $159; twin $129; futons
(sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
daybed (white with brass finials) including two mattresses
and pop-up unit $285. Can deliver. Call 753-7118.

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

MISCELLANEOUS FURNITURE Couch, chairs,
lamps, small table, bookshelves. 387-791.- .

RANGE AND SIDE-by-side refrigerator with
icemaker, almond $75 each; air conditioning/heat
wall unit $200; bikes $10 and $35. 778-6373.

PRE-GARAGE SALE! Chest of drawers, microwave,
TV and roll-around stand, dishes, stainless flatware,
swivel rocker, glassware, knick-knacks. Ideal stuff for
starter home or rental units! By appointment only,
Holmes Beach 778-5448.

POLICE HOME SCANNER, new $200, s.t $150.
Call 778-2363.

SONY STEREO black, very nice. AM/FM receiver,
dual cassette player, five-disc CD changer, turntable
and speakers, with cabinet. Hardly used, excellent
condition. It's a steal! $200 firm. 778-6234.
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GULFFRONT COCONUT CONDOS. Excellent
opportunity for investors. 1 BR/1 BA direct Gulffront
condos in a small 18 unit complex in Holmes
Beach. Heated pool, updated turnkey furnishings
and flooring, on-site management and excellent
rental history. Priced at $150,000 each. Call
Clarke 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.


PERICO BAY CLUB. Enjoy beautiful lake and bay
vies from this 2BR/2BA two-car garage villa. Pool,
tennis, 24-hour gate security. $149,900. Call
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TWO TWIN BEDS complete, men's bicycle, metal
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ROSER GUILD THRIFT Shop open Tues., Thurs.,
9:30am-2pm, Sat. 9am-noon. In stock children's
clothes. Sale racks. 511 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 6, 8am-noon. Beanie
babies, Disney and G-rated videos, kid's games, crafts
and CDs, pre-teen clothing, desk, sofa table, adult cloth-
ing, books. 538 68th Street North, Holmes Beach.

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

GARAGE SALE Saturday, Nov. 6, 8am-1pm. Tan-
ning bed, exercise equipment, furniture, Jacuzzi tub,
computer printer. 112 52nd Street. Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6,
8am-1pm. Miscellaneous Christmas items, good jew-
elry, clothing. 302 Iris Street, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE Thursday, Nov. 4, 9am-noon. Living
room set, two twin beds, lamps, dresser, and more.
105 Gull, Anna Maria, 778-6367.


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Forming little fun group, pickin' and grinnin' amateurs
preferred! Banjo, bass, keyboard and drums also!
779-0282.

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and get away! Call Caroline at Latitudes Home Ex-
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water and lots of TLC! Island Residents 21 years.
Pet Care Service five years. 778-6000.


FREE ADORABLE CAT. Male orange tabby,
neutered. Very lovable! Needs a caring home. Owner
is a college-student who can't have him in the dorm
room. 778-6234.

ADORABLE KITTENS FREE to a good home. Two
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CHARTER FISHING with Capt. Mike Heistand
aboard Magic. Half and full day. Reservations please.
Call 795-8299.

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Karen Seus 751-1155. IB35837
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3444. R13011


WATERFRONT
MONET COULDN'T HAVE PAINTED a prettier picture. Exquisite
view of the Manatee River. 185 ft. natural shoreline. Huge traditional
Tudor home with 3,500 +/- sq. ft., plus great guest cottage. $599,000.
Sandy Harmon 722-1347. R40940
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS of the bay and Sarasota skyline. 2BR condo-
minium in guarded community. Cathedral ceilings. $225,000. Bob
and Penny Hall 749-5981 or www.floridahouse.net. C36878
EXCLUSIVE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY. Homesite on bay with
private slip in protected boat basin. Good access to the Gulf and
Intracoastal. $209,900. Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Mardnko
792-9122. L36879


ISLAND RETREAT on Anna Maria Island. Savor the beauti-
ful sunsets from your own deck. Just steps tot he beach, this
3BR home is impeccably maintained. $259,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. R40351

WEST/NORTHWEST
SHOWCASE INTERIOR. Completely remodeled from electrical
to plumbing. New roof, A/C, tile, pool heater and spa. Beautifully
landscaped. $349,900. Van Bourgois 744-9495. R40973
TRIPLEX, DUPLEX and corner lot on a creek. Zoned C1A,
corner lot 90 by 150 ft., 98 ft. creek frontage. Long term ten-
ants, investors welcomed. $229,900. Sandy Harmon 729-
3245. D39022
THE IDEAL FAMILY HOME on a corner lot in Northwest
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room with fireplace. Great pool area. $217,000. Julie DeSear
794-3041. R40896


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breakfast bar creating a spacious area to en-
tertain and enjoy our casual Island lifestyle.
$695,000.

Two turnkey units features 2BR/2BA, plus den
and 2BR/2BA second floor with panoramic
Gulf view. Residential area location and in
choice Anna Maria beach. Beautifully main-
tained duplex has excellent rental history and
potential to create second floor owner's
home. $419,500 firm.


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

WANTED TO RENT a private boat dock for a 30-ft. Cabin
Cruiser year- round. Responsible owner 739-2871.

19-FOOT GRADY WHITE with 1989 130-hp
Yamaha. Great condition, many extras. $7,200 OBO
778-0321 or 778-0826.


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, nonsmoker,
own transportation. Part/full-time, 778-9597.

SERVERS, full and part-time bartenders, bussers,
host/hostess, full and part-time cook. Buccaneer Inn
383-5565.

NEED A COMPANION? I do light housekeeping, cook-
ing, errands. 9am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. Call Jeana 792-1421.

HAIR DRESSER and nail technician needed. Booth
rental or commission. 792-7044 days or 798-3754
evenings.

NURSERY WORKER needed for Island Baptist Church.
Sunday momings 9am-1pm, $8 hour. Call 778-0719.

NIGHT MANAGER good with people and numbers.
Monday through Friday, 4-9pm, some weekend work.
Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, 778-5405.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to
meet interesting people from around the world? Are
you interested in learning the history of Anna Maria
Island? Get involved with the Anna Maria Island His-
torical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. WE
NEED YOU! Call 778-0492.


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.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Tingley Memorial Library.
Three and six hour shifts. 779-1208 or 778-6247.

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


LIVE-IN COMPANION HOMEMAKER, light house-
keeping, good cooking, all errands, cheerful, experi-
enced, reliable, mature. In your home. Please call
383-6485, leave message.


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

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

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

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

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

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.



DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS
GREAT LOCATION
The view from the front is Key *
Royale golf course and the . ..
view from the back is overlook- II' '
ing one of the wider canals. '
This 3BR/2BA home offers
spacious rooms and an air-
conditioned Florida room that stretches the full length of the
home. Its flexible floor plan makes the third bedroom ideally
situated to function as a den or office. Room for a pool. No
doubt it's one of the better locations on the Key and it is packed
with potential for the buyer with a creative eye. Dock, boatlift.
$299,000.
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HUSBAND FOR A DAY odd jobs, even jobs, no job
too small. Licensed, insured. 778-2784.

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, shop-
ping, watching pets. Longboat Key resident, honest,
reliable, references. Call 920-0046 or leave a message.

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


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

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

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

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


PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN and instal-
lation. Huge selection of plants, shrubs and trees.
Irrigation and pest control service. Everything Under
the Sun Garden Centre. 5704 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 778-4441.


Residential Commercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacation Rentals


LOOK FOR OUR VACATION RENTALS ON THE WEB
www.arvidarealty.com or call Bob Lohse at 778-0766 for a brochure


Carol S. Heinze
REALTORL/CRS
778-5059


WATCH THE SUNSETS Totally
redecorated Water's Edge
2BR/2BA and den. Up close view
of Gulf from living room, den and
balcony. Beachfront complex with
heated pool and tennis courts.
$350,000. IB40602
GREAT POSSIBILITIES avail-
able in this 3BR/2BA Palmetto
Point home. Newer carpet,
ceramic tile, large wood deck,
fenced backyard and community
boat ramp all add to these possi-
bilitiesI $82,500.


ESTUARY DRIVE AT PERICO
BAY. Motivated seller for this
tastefully furnished 3BR/2BA
condo. Tile floors, ceiling fans,
great kitchen and pantry. Wetbar,
refrigerator on balcony. Minutes to
the beach. $179,000. IB39199
KEY WEST STYLE HOME. El- Karin Stephan
Ich Spreche Deutsch
evated, canalfront 3BR/3BA 924-9000
home. Across from bay. Light and Eves: 388-1267
bright with view down canal from
two decks. $369,000. IB39198


www.arvlida realty.com


JUST LISTED! This great family beach house
is just steps to the Island's best walking beach.
Large rooms and open floor plan make this an
exceptional second home with great rental
history. Complete with caged pool. Just listed
at $295,000.
Call Ken Jackson at 778-6986
S Agnes Tooker 778-5287
MLS Bill and Larae Regis 779-1858


Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
L9701 Gull Drive PO Box 717 AnnaMaria. FL 34216
(941) 778-2307
Toll. Free 1-800-306-9666
www.franmaxonrealestate.com
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Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
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VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SCREEN REPAIRS interior/exterior painting, ceiling
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 installation.
Quality workmanship, floors and walls. Fully insured,
call 387-7153, 750-5985.

CUSTOM TILE DESIGN installed floor tile,
countertops, and backsplashes. Fancy for the price
of plain! Call 795-4995, Terry or Greg.

JAMES MELANSON PAINTING interior, exterior,
pressure cleaning. 11-year island resident, 33 years
experience. 779-1463.

ISLAND PRESSURE CLEANING removes unsightly
black mildew, salt and dirt from house exteriors, windows,
roofs, gutters, driveways and decks. Call 778-0944.

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



BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautiful view, covered parking. No pets.
$370/week or $850/month. 794-5980.

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

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.

$350 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.

SURF SIDE 2BR/1BA. ANNUAL, $900 per month.
Available now. 792-2779.
HOLMES BEACHFRONT RENTAL(near Shells Res-
taurant) 2BR/1BA. Rates: Winter, $1,200 per month,
summer $850 per month. Call (813) 264-264-0639 or
(334) 988-8760.


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.

4BR/2BA SEASONAL, steps to beach, washer/dryer,
cable, TV, porch swing, restored wood floors $450
week, $1,100 month. Call (813)253-2052.

RELOCATION SPECIAL all efficiency units. One person,
$175 per week; two people from $210 per week. Units for
larger group available. Haley's Motel 778-5405.

ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, great neighborhood, Holmes
Beach. Steps to beach and shopping. Clean and new.
$750 per month, first, last and security. 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 sys-
tem. 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 $700 month,
first, last, security. 778-9798, 704-3171 or 305-296-
1127 collect.



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Fri., Nov. 5 10am-2pm
and the first Friday of every month.
Clean, Oil & Adjust $3.49
Clean & Sharpen $6.98
Home True Value Hardware
778-2811 5324 Marina Drive Holmes Beach


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(Now Selling Wholesale)
GRAND OPENING SALE
Saturday, November 6 9am 3pm
2150 Whitfield Park Drive, Bldg. F/Unit 10
Bradenton, FL 941 504-5496


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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 avail-
able. 941-545-6821.

ANNA MARIA ANNUAL furnished, 1 BR/1 BA, private
parking, one block to beach, bay and community
center. Great location to new shops. $550 month.
800-350-7389, 603-889-1926.

BRADENTON BEACH south Gulfview furnished,
utilities included. 1 and 2BR, no pets. Day, week,
month. 1BR $55, $350, $900. 2BR $75, $500,
$1,200. 504-6009.

ACCOMMODATIONS TO SHARE 2BR/2BA beach
house, fully-furnished, prefer non-smoking female,
call 779-1346 for more information.

TWO BEDROOM RENTALS, furnished/unfurnished,
minutes away from the Gulf. Shopping, dining and
entertaining venues. Call 794-2225.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA on sailboat canal, ga-
rage, three blocks to beach with cabana $1,400.
Annual, negotiable, seasonal. 312-2432.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/1BA duplex near school.
Annual rental. Available Dec. 1. $675 per month.
First, last and security. 795-7805.

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 778-4611.

SEASONAL THREE-MONTH lease. Bayview Ter-
race 2BR/1BA, beautifully furnished. 795-0436.
ANNUAL 3 OR 4BR/2.5BA with beautiful view of bay.
Full-service dock. Air conditioning, dishwasher,
washer..$1,300 month. 888-695-8749.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA furnished duplex, Anna Maria
City, updated, close to beach, dishwasher. No pets.
$675 month. Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

100 STEPS TO BEACH. Seasonal but may rent an-
nual. 2BR/2BA, large family room, large backroom,
cable TV, washer/dryer available. 813-681-9111.

CUTE AND COZY furnished 1 BR/1 BA mini-efficiency
apartment. $375 week, $1,095 month, utilities in-
cluded 778-8470.

GERMAN COUPLE is looking for 2BR/2BA house for
three months Sept.-Dec. 2000. Only from private
people 778-5702.

ENJOY THANKSGIVING OR Christmas on the
beaches of Anna Maria! Have 2BR/ house just two
minutes from beach, west side of Gulf Drive and
2BR duplex apartments in same location, Anna
Maria City. All comfortably furnished. Call Betty
Cole 779-1213, fax 778-8600 or write PO Box 46,
Anna Maria, FL 34216.


ANNUAL HOLMES BEACH 1BR/1 BA furnished apart-
ment. Blocks from beach, center city $550 includes all
utilities except electric. Available Dec. 24, 778-4044.

GULFVIEW UPSTAIRS 3BR/2BA, screened porch.
Completely furnished. No pets. Available December
through February. 813-689-0925.

LOVELY ANNA MARIA Gulffront apartments. Choice
2 and 3BR. Fully equipped, sharp interior, sundeck.
Vacation, weekly. No pets. Owner, 778-3143.

ANNUAL 1BR FURNISHED duplex. 5625 Gulf Dr.
$650 per month plus $300 security included water
and garbage fees. No pets. 778-5114.

ANNUAL BAYFRONT 1BR/1BA apartment suitable
for one or two adults, no pets, water, garbage in-
cluded. $600 month, first and last plus $300 security.
Call 795-1243 or 778-2619.

ANNUAL 3BR/2.5BA with large balcony, garage and
washer/dryer hook-ups. $975 month. Available im-
mediately, 778-6074.

HISTORIC CORTEZ VILLAGE 4BR/2BA home.
Tropical yard, seasonal. No pets. 778-1086.

SEASONAL GULFFRONT1BR/1BA, private beach.
Available Nov. 1. $1,400 month, $1,200 month three
month plus. 778-1086.

HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA Martinique South condo-
minium. Dec. and /or Jan. $1,800 month. Call 248-
398-1523 before Nov. 8 or 941-778-7736 from Nov.
8 through Nov. 22.

VACATION RENTAL Holmes Beach 1BR/1BA with
complete kitchen and living room. Walk to the beach,
completely furnished right down to the towels. Rent
by the week or month. Call 746-0491.

ANNA MARIA 2BR one block to the beach, furnished
duplex, no pets, six months, $1,750 month or annual
$850. 778-8352.



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

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

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


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Yvonne Higgins REALTOR
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Friendly, Christian Women Ready to Help
Grocery Store Pharmacy
Dentist & Doctor Appointments
Library Post Office Beauty Shop
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PcAsonab(le Hourl1 aCtes! 941-776-3749


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

JUST COMPLETED NEW 3BR/2BA home one block
from bea4[ Tile floors, Berber carpet. 2901 Gulf
Drive. $21900. 778-2316.

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

BUILD YOUR DREAM home on this large Anna
Maria lot and you will overlook Tampa Bay, the City
Pier, Egmdnt Key, Sunshine Skyway and an interest-
ing canal. Owner asking $165,000. 792-4274.




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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY. Brand new, easily
rented, 3BR/2BA house. Short block from prime Gulf
beach. Close to shopping and dining. Tiled greatroom,
Berber in bedrooms, big screened porch. $218,900.
John Michaels, Pelican Real Estate 779-1101.

ARTISTS HOME one-minute walk to the left is a great Gulf
beach, one minute walk to the right are spectacular
sunrises. This artistic, fully-fumished mobile home is ideal
for one or two persons. Sacrifice at $12,000. 2601 Gulf
Drive #721, Bradenton Beach. 778-2002.

CANALFRONT BAYVIEW 2BR/2BA, fireplace, work-
room, garage, lush tropical screened pool and lanai,
boat dock, walk to shops and beach. 778-6177.

HEAR THE SURF and catch glimpses of blue Gulf
waters-all from this newly renovated Holmes Beach
house. 3BR/2BA with 2BR/1BA rental cottage. Wood
and tile throughout, brand new kitchens and appli-
ances, vaulted ceiling, French doors, decks, fire-
place. 2813 Avenue E, $279,900. 778-4523, 761-
1533, 800-977-0803.


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MARIANNE USA SALLY
... we're not the best because we're the biggest,
we're the biggest because we're the best ...
Mike 778-6696
Norman 1-800-367-1617
3101 Gulf Drive
cIRealty inc. eHolme. Bech, FL 34217
www.mikenormanrealty.com email: mnorman@gate.net


SPACIOUS TRAILER with extra 10 by 20-foot room.
Newly renovated, nice, open, bright. Has wood floors,
vaulted ceiling, washer/dryer $19,500. 416 4th Street
in Sandpiper Park. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.

DUPLEX 2BR/1BA City of Anna Maria, large lot, 760
square feet each side. No repairs needed. $199,500.
779-1034.

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




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REALTORO.
"Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
RESIDENTIAL
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
LARGE BAYVIEW LOT. Boat slip. 90 by 132 feet. $149,500.
PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA greatroom, Florida room, golf, glassed lanai. $102,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA. 1700 model Enclosed lanai. $110.000.
VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA,
2,006 sq. ft. living area each side. Extras. Can condo-ize. $440,000
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront. boat dock, pool. $88,000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $435,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Saiasota Bay. Can add to si.e. Developing area. $355.000.
40 AAC MOL Zoned 6 units/acre. Ellenton. $1.000,000.
RENTALS
Seasonal-MARTINIQUE 2BR/2BA, tennis, heated pool, elevator.
Seasonal-5400-2BR/2BA, updated, new furniture, heated pool.
Vacation/Seasonal GULFSANDS 2BR/2BA, heated pool.
Villas & Homes available for vacations. Ask for Lu.

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0807
www.tdolly@bhip.infl.net TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.COM


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BAYFRONT and CABIN CRUISER
Spectacular views of Tampa Bay and Sunshine
Skyway Bridge. Large gracious home with 22.5
foot cabin cruiser. Caged pool, boat dock and lift,
three-car garage. Holmes Beach. $750,000.

WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished comer unit. Tennis, heated
pool. Excellent complex. $185,000.
SAILBOAT WATER
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.
ISLAND GIFT SHOP
Well established gift shop. 17 years at same location.
High traffic area. Books available. Below appraisal.
REDUCED. $79,000.
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LTG, GRI REALTOR/
Property Manager Property Manager

ANNUAL RENTALS
San Remo -1BR/IBA $625
North Beach Village 3BR/2BA $1,600

SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
from $700 week / $1500 month

779-0202 1(800)7326434
ANNA MARIA

MiS e SiiiCoast
REAL ESTATE, INC.
Island Shopping Center 5402 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, Florida 34217 www.suncoastinc.com


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









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


ENCHANTING ISLAND HIDEAWAY
This cozy and charming 3BR/2BA storybook cottage is
located on Anna Maria's secluded north end, within easy
walking distance of the island's finest beaches! Just some of
the countless amenities of this tastefully and completely
renovated masterpiece include a bright and spacious split
bedroom design, expansive kitchen with new all-white appli-
ances and oak cabinetry, richly textured walls and ceilings
with crown molding, beautiful white paddle fans and a bev-
eled-glass front door. The extraordinary master suite features
a vaulted ceiling, bay window, walk-in closet and six ft. oval
bath tub. The easy care pebbled landscaping is complimented
by lots of decking and several stately Grecian Urn Royal
Palms. Truly a must see! Asking $329,000 furnished.


SECLUDED ARTIT' HIDEAWAY
This romantic 2BR/2BA, Key West style waterfront retreat
is tucked away in a tranquil Anna Maria neighborhood,
offering deep natural canalfront with boat dock and direct
bay and Gulf access. Amenities include soaring vaulted
ceilings with open cedar post and beam construction,
ceramic tiled floors plus Berber carpeting, track lights and
ceiling fans, lush tropical landscaping with many fruit trees
and much privacy. The comfy greatroom floor plan lends
itself to the laid back island lifestyle. Only $249,000. Includ-
ing One Year Homeowner's Warrantyl


MERMUDA STYLE REAUY,

DROP ANCHOR HERE.!
This impeccably maintained 3BR/2BA Key Royale beauty of-
fers countless amenities and appointments, including a for-
mal entry foyer, spacious eat-in kitchen with almond Euro-
pean cabinetry and domed ceiling with fan, preferred split
bedroom design, expansive 30 ft. Florida room plus 30 ft.
screened lanai, sparkling Kohler brand sinks in both bath-
rooms and a large utility room with laundry tub. Other features
include a handy circular driveway, security and irrigation sys-
tems, heat pump plus dehumidistat, beautifully seawalled
canal with 21 ft. boat dock and 4000 Ib. electric davits, and
many stately Royal Palms and fruit laden citrus trees includ-
ing a pink and white grapefruit plus orange. Truly a must seel
Priced to sell at only $335,000. Don't miss itI

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WATERFRONT
HOMES:

60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
613 Ivanhoe Lane ........ $675,000
726 Key Royale Dr........ $649,000
520 58th Street..... ...... $619,000
4915 Gulf Drive ..... NEW $569,00
516 75th Street............. $539,000
407 20th Place ............. $529,000
621 Ivanhoe Lane .. NEW $525,000
540 67th Street........... $459,500
527 72nd Street ... NEW $434,800
221 Bird Key Dr.... NEW$425,000
525 68th Street .................. $339,900
506 Key Royale Dr........... $299,000
237 Oak Ave ........... NEW $198,500

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:

Gulf Place Condo ......... $339,000
4706 61st Ave Dr ........ $250,000
Mariners Cove ...... NEW $239,900

ISLAND HOMES:
254 Gladiolus ................ $335,000
207 Periwinkle ............. $224,900
203 76th St .................. $219,900
2409 Avenue A (lot) ...... $199,000
455 62nd St .......... NEW $77,900

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:

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

MAINLAND:
504 Woodstork Circle .... $141,000
938 Sandpiper Circle. NEW $125,500
6206 8th Ave Dr W....... $124,900
1411 56th Street W ........ $79,500
276 Sherwood Drive........ $69,900
8518 43rd Av.Dr.W. Lot NEW $32,900

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTIES
5704 Marina Drive ........ $399,900
310 Pine Ave................ $299,900
Restaurant..................... $229,000
510 7th St E................. $139,000


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No. 1024


MALE BONDING

BY NANCY SALOMON / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ


ACROSS
1 Like some
transit
6 Pessimist's lack
10 Unlikely class
president
14 Times when
headlights are
turned on
19 Saudi neighbor
20 "Couldn't have
said it better
myself'
21 Tony's cousin
22 Winning
23 Mustang
feature, maybe
25 Skylarking
27 Harvard hater?
28 Columnist Herb
29 Horse halters
31 They're found
on palms
32 Home of Tivoli
gardens
34 Revel
35 Brunch cocktail
36 Occasion to
stand up
37 Star turn at La
Scala
38 Bits and pieces
39 Mosquito
breeding ground
43 Crow's home
47 45-
50 Orchestra
section
51 Pushed


53 Like some
chances
54 Muse for D. H.
Lawrence
57 One after
another?
58 Travel guides
60 Star's rep: Abbr.
61 Louisiana, the
-- State
63 Photo session
64 Jollity
66 It's known as
"Insurance City"
70 Kind of offender
71 Narodnaya is
the tallest of
them
72 Came from
behind
74 Part of
Kramden's
guffaw
75 Tony-winning
dramatist Hugh
77 Ever so slight
79 Relatively
rational
80 Royal educator
82 Mate bees with
fleas?
83 Clemson mascot
85 White-bearded
grazer
86 Cold buffet slice
88 Airline entree?
92 7-Up's flavor
94 Targets of men
who make
passes
95 Shared airs
98 1982 Richard
Pryor comedy
100 Scuba gear


102 Hit a hard drive
that's caught, in
baseball
104 Oranjestad
native
105 Jumpy
106 Whence the
Magi, with
"the"
107 Oriental tie
108 Leveling
110 Tumble-down
113 Help a forgetful
actor
114 Role model,
maybe
115 Cut and paste
116 Observant one
117 Whirling
118 -- Noel
119 Ellipsis
120 Commercials
DOWN
1 Like a boxer
before a bout
2 Necklace item
3 "Carlito's Way"
actor
4 Press, so to
speak
5 From a mold
6 N.H.L. goalie
Dominik
7 Overcast sky,
say
8 Nugget size
9 Climbs aboard
10 Hide-and-seek
proclamation
11 Tropical wood
12 Holders of
glasses
13 Cool,
modern-style


14 Habitually
humiliated
person
15 Springs
16 British guns
17 "Charmed Lives"
author Michael
18 1974
Sutherland/
Gould spoof
24 Calculus
26 "Just for the
thrill-"
30 Part of Q.E.D.
33 Nanas'
daughters
34 Madrid museum
35 Ways
37 One way to start
38 Molten metal
channel
40 "I can't -
satisfaction"
(Rolling Stones
lyric)
41 Hoaxes
42 Fiber that travels
well
44 Bothering
45 Draftable,
maybe
46 Ambulance
staffers: Abbr.
47 D.D.E., for one
48 Readies the oven
49 Fictional Mrs.
52 Kind of wing
55 Spare change?
56 Like base 8
58 "Grab- !"
59 Welcome sight
for a castaway
62 At the close of
63 One trying a
hiccups cure


65 Where John
Wooden
coached
67 "Guys and
Dolls" writer
68 Plays
69 Hardly Mr. Right
70 Hera's mother
73 Joanne of"Red
River"
76 "Goody!"


77 Orchestra
section
78 Roe
81 Relative of
turquoise
83 Fooled around
84 Salad slice
87 Stronghold
89 Places for
trophy displays
90 Beach shades
91 Get the point


93 Like some old 103 Stadium
records sections
96 Grew fond of 104 Start of an
97 Certain incantation
apartment 105 "... under the
98 "- words were whelming-- ":
never spoken!" Milton
99 "Amadeus" star 106 Give forth
100 Drift 109 Nada
101 Go fish 111 Hornet's nest
102 Lives on 112 One with a beat


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