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Creation Date: November 10, 1999

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Bridge

symposium

offers answers

to statewide

questions
By Paul Roat
"I feel there is a fresh breeze blow-
ing through the Florida Department of
Transportation these days."
"Yeah, that's because they've been
caught with their pants down too often."
Take your pick of two commentar-
ies on a two-day symposium on bridge
repair and replacement in Florida, held
in Orlando and attended by more than
60 people.
Anna Maria Island was represented
by Save Anna Maria's Joy Courtney,
Mary Kay Adams and former Holmes
Beach Mayor Bob VanWagoner, now a
resident of Siesta Key. Also among par-
ticipants was David Levin, the attorney
who successfully fought DOT's plans to
replace the Anna Maria Island Bridge
with a high, fixed-span structure.
The symposium was held "to en-
gage the relevant agencies and public to
help identify possible sticking points in
the existing processes," according to or-
ganizers.
"The objective is to suggest new
policy statements and/or procedures that
will improve the way that bridge re-
placement and/or rehabilitation deci-
sions are made. The goal is to improve
the process by which future decisions
involving bridges are made, ensuring
careful consideration of bridge replace-
ment or rehabilitation compatibility with
community structure and goals, as well
as meeting the needs of marine naviga-
tion interests and often regional or state-
wide ground transportation needs."
After listening to an overview of the
issues involving bridge replacement,
participants broke into four groups,
hashed out questions and possible solu-
tions, then reconvened as a group to vote
on ways to improve DOT's bridge re-
placement process.
The solution that received the great-
est support by symposium participants
was to have the U.S. Coast Guard be-
come an early player in the lengthy pro-
cess of replacing bridges over navigable
waters in the state. Currently, all design
work and state permits must be issued
before the Coast Guard becomes in-
volved. The agency may reject any or all
planning, design and engineering due to
insufficient height of the bridge for
high-masted vessels to pass under, or
inadequate channel width for boats to
pass through.
Coast Guard Capt. Greg Shapley,
chief bridge administrator, agreed his
SEE BRIDGE, PAGE 5
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Renard and Rube debut
Artist/plastic surgeon Andre Renard of Holmes Beach prepares his large acrylic painting "Rube for a showing last week at
Bistro at Island's End, Anna Maria. Renard's vibrant dancer is surrounded by his trademark characters in cartoon-like
fashion. He paints in a studio at the Art League, practices medicine in Sarasota and is the husband of Hohnes Beach Mayor
Carol Whitmore. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Officials ditch non-flooding resident concerns


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria city officials and resi-
dents are mired in a drainage improve-
ment project that began last week.
Officials are bogged down with
complaints from residents who oppose
having work done in their front yards.
Storm-water runoff pipes will be
placed along Rose Street and Spring,
Palm and Hardin avenues. Swales, 6 feet
wide by 4 feet deep, will be dug adjacent
to the drainage ditches to alleviate flood-
ing. Sidewalks will then be placed on
every road except Rose Street.
The complaints vary among the
residents, from those not wanting 22 feet
of lawn shaved off albeit city right of
way to those not wanting trees and
vegetation removed. Residents oppose
the elimination of access for boats and
other vehicles across a gaping swale,
sidewalks on a dead-end street and
standing water in swales that they con-
tend may attract mosquitoes.
They claim their properties will be


"It's a terrible waste of
taxpayers' money. The
biggest problem I have with
it is we didn't need it."
Anna Maria resident


reduced in value because of the so-
called improvements.
Many residents question why a
swale will be placed in front yards in-
stead of at the rear of the property,
where most of the flooding now occurs.
But the most compelling reason for
stopping the project is that most say they
don't have a flooding problem.
Many of the residents who live in
the area where the work will be per-
formed have been making a path to cit,
hall since August to voice concerns.
Although the project has been in
the works for two years, some resi-
dents are new to the area and others
say they don't regularly attend city
commission meetings.
Many only became aware of the
project when survey stakes were laid out
on the boundaries of the swale.
A resident in the 300 block of Palm
said she and her neighbors signed a pe-
tition to stop the work, but said city hall
told them they were too late.
She said, "It's a terrible waste of
taxpayers' money. The biggest problem
I have with it is we didn't need it."
Also, none of the residents was
given written notice that the project was
taking place.
So, why are drainage improvements
being made to areas where, in most cases,
there isn't a problem wil! drainage?


The beginnings
Suspect from the start, the project is
funded by a $500,000 federal grant. A
Community Development Block Grant
was available to low-income communi-
ties for infrastructure improvements.
According to Public Works Direc-
tor Phil Charnock, the city was con-
tacted by grantwriter Betty Jordan of
Jordan and Associates and told of a
grant available to address some of the
city's drainage problems.
The city employed Joe Mittauer of
Mlittauer & Associates to submit a survey
SEE RESIDENTS, PAGE 4




Happening

Longboat Bridge
closures planned
for Monday
The Longboat Pass Bridge
will have one lane of traffic open
Monday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. to allow workers to replace
the sewer line on the span be-
tween Bradento' Ileach and
Longboat Key.
Expe lay


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PAGE 2 0 NOV. 10, 1999 m THE ISLANDER


Fire commissioners consider wards for new district


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Hostile takeovers in the board room could be more
than a big corporate issue.
Anna Maria/West Side Fire Commissioner Chuck
Stearns pointed out a potential problem to the board at
a public hearing on legislation that will merge the two
districts. The boards are refining legislation, which
currently calls for an at-large, district-wide election for
all five board seats.
"It should be broken into wards two seats for
West Side, two seats for Anna Maria and one seat at-
large," Stearns explained. "This will eliminate the pos-
sibility of some group taking control of the district."
Steams said there will be no effect until 2002, when
two commissioners of the new district face re-election.


Anna Maria Chairman Larry Tyler said that possi-
bility was discussed when the legislation committee
first began drafting the bill.
"One of the things we talked about was the ex-
ample of the Southern Manatee Fire District where four
commissioners from Palm Aire were elected at one
time a few years ago," Fire Chief Andy Price added.
"On the other hand, neither of our districts currently has
wards. I think we decided that if we're going to be a
single district, we shouldn't have wards."
Stearns pointed out that no other district is split like
Anna Maria and West Side.
Price said before commissioners were elected, the
board always tried to find a candidate from each part
of the district, but that was sometimes difficult.
West Side Commissioner Jessie Davis asked who


would draw the boundaries. Tyler suggested two from
the Island and Cortez corridor, two from west
Bradenton and one at-large.
Price said he would present the suggestion to area
legislators, who will introduce the bill during the leg-
islative session in February or March. It takes effect
when it's approved by the House and Senate and signed
by the governor.
Last month the board agreed on the makeup of the
new board following passage of the legislation. The
board will include Tyler and Stearns and West Side
Chairman Rob Elliott and commissioners Davis and
Jack Emery.
Tyler and Elliott will serve two year terms and face
re-election in 2002. The others will serve four-year
terms and face re-election in 2004.


Fiddlin' around
Yun Ja Pak, left, and Karolyn "Kim" Hoffman of
Holmes Beach, principal cellist of the Anna Maria
Island CommunityN Orchestra & Chorus, rehearse a
double cello concerto by Vivaldi. The Vivaldi piece
will be one of the featured works at the orchestra's
opening concert Sunday at 2 p.m., Nov. 14, at St.
Bernard Catholic Church, 248 Harbor Dr., Holmes
Beach. Other works will include pieces by Haydn,
Mendelssohn and J.S. Bach. One of the highlights of
the concert will be the fiery first movement of
Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin in e-minor
performed by guest artist Daniel Andai. An 1 Ith-
grade student at the New World School of the Arts in
Miami, Andai is the youngest musician on the roster
of the Miami Symphony Orchestra. There is no
charge for admission but a free-will donation of $10
is suggested. For more information call 758-5886 or
723-2742. Islander Photo: Courtesy Louise Adler


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TO A PARTY...

.. to kick off the 1999 Chuck and Joey Lester
Community Challenge for the Anna Maria Island
Community Center Endowment Trust Fund.
Hosted by Islander Publisher Bonner Futch
and Damon Presswood, chef/owner of Chez Andre.
Guests of Honor: Challengers Charles and JoAnn Lester
$20 at the door includes wine and hors d'oeuvres ...
Thursday Dec. 1 4-6 p.m.
at Chez Andre, Island Shopping Center,
5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Please bring your checkbook. Pledge cards will be accepted.
If you cannot be present, please mail contributions to
Anna Maria Island Community Center Endowment Trust
P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216


$40,000 Community Challenge
Every dollar up to $40,000 contributed from
now until the end of 1999 to the Anna Maria
Island Community Center Endowment
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residents Charles and JoAnn Lester ...
Please mail your tax deductible gift to Anna Maria
Island Community Center Endowment Trust TODAY.
Mail to Anna Maria Island Community Center,
Community Challenge, P.O. Box 253, Anna Maria FL 34216.
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 10, 1999 0 PAGE 3


Hard line held in Holmes Beach on code violation


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Getting the attention of the Florida Department of
Community Affairs over an issue that could endanger
the city's flood insurance status is not a good thing.
As a result, for the second time in a month, Holmes
Beach city commissioners refused to lower a fine on a
homeowner charged with excessive remodeling.
Commissioners held fast on a $5,000 fine plus
attorney's fees, alleging that renovations to the home
of Pauline Pasco, 201 73rd St., exceed the Federal
Emergency Management Agency's 50 percent rule.
According to the rule, renovations or improvements to
a nonconforming, ground-level structure cannot exceed
50 percent of the structure's value.
"This is a FEMA/DCA issue," Assistant Building
Official Bill Saunders pointed out. "I got a call from
Richard Speights of the DCA specifically referring to
this issue, but I was not in my office at the time. I don't
want to be perceived as less than forthright with the
DCA on this issue."


St. Bernard poinsettia bazaar
this Saturday, Sunday
The annual Poinsettia Bazaar of the St. Ber-
nard Catholic Church Guild will be from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 14.
It will be in the Welsmiller Activity Center at
the church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.
They'll be serving chili, hot dogs and sandwiches
and a chicken tetrazzini dinner on Saturday. Do-
nuts will be the menu for Sunday.
Handcrafted items will be for sale and booths
will have angels, aprons, placemats, dolls, towels,
afghans, plants and "white elephant treasures."
Cookies, pies, cakes and breads baked by guild
members will be available, along with jams and
jellies. Information may be obtained at 778-7865.


Saunders said Speights later told him, "My depart-
ment and I have reviewed the Pasco case, studied the
facts and talked to all parties involved and we fully
support the city's action."
Last year during negotiations between city-ap-
pointed attorney Gregory Hootman and Pasco's attor-
ney Donald Yetter, the original fine of $10,000 was
reduced to $5,000. Twice Pasco has petitioned com-
missioners to reduce the fine to $2,500, saying she
can't afford to pay the full amount.
The problem came to the city's attention when
Pasco and her contractor had a disagreement resulting
in lawsuits between them. Pasco reported the contrac-
tor to the Florida Department of Business and Profes-
sional Regulations.
During the investigation, two contracts were found
- one which was used to obtain the building permit
and a second one for an additional $20,000. The DBPR
notified the city's building official, Joe Duennes, who
was advised by FEMA to enforce the 50 percent rule.
In an Oct. 7 letter to Hootman, Yetter reiterated,
"Mrs. Pasco has no lump-sum payment capabilities"
because she is on a fixed income and disability. Yetter
asked that the fine be reduced to $2,500 and that Pasco
be permitted to make monthly payments.
Pasco, who uses a wheelchair, maintained that the
cost of the automatic lift chair and other items required
to meet her basic needs should not be included in the
50 percent equation. Those items totaled $7,270.
A 1996 appraisal determined the value of the house
to be $81,842, Pasco said. Half that amount, or
$40,912, can be allocated to remodel. Subtracting
Pasco's special needs of $7,270 from the contract price
of $44,400 would leave $37,130, clearly below the 50
percent rule.
However, Hootman said both the 1996 appraised
value of the house and the cost of disability-related
improvements were addressed in past settlement dis-
cussions.
"I believe the issue boils down to a question of
whether a settlement of this case with Mrs. Pasco on
the terms she proposes would be viewed by others in
this community as precedent for similar violations


which may be detected in the future," Hootman noted.
Hootman made a counter-offer for Pasco to make
an initial payment of $2,500 toward either attorney's
fees or the fine. She would then make installment pay-
ments to satisfy the remainder. In addition, $2,500 plus
the balance of the fine or fees, would be established as
a lien on her property.
Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger was the lone
voice of compromise.
"There's something wrong with our codes if some-
one with special needs can't renovate her property to
make her day-to-day life a lot easier," Bohnenberger
said. "I personally think we should accept whatever
offer will bring this to a conclusion immediately. It's
clear she hasn't got $2,500."
City Attorney Patricia Petruff said Hootman has
not received a reply to his latest counter offer.


Meetings

Anna Maria City
11/16, 7:30 p.m., Parking Committee.
11/18, 7 p.m., Code Enforcement Board.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.

Bradenton Beach
11/16, 1 p.m., Committee on Scenic Highway Project.
11/18, 1 p.m., Commission meeting.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.

Holmes Beach
11/18, 2 p.m., Code Enforcement Board
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.

Of Interest
* 11/17, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Holmes Beach City Hall.
* 11/18, 7 p.m., Anna Maria/West Side Fire Commis-
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Residents of Anna Maria claim flood control plan unneeded


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
of the proposed work and Jordan to write the grant.
Though the low-income classification may be an
anomaly to many in Anna Maria, Charnock says people
who live, or used to live in the area where the work
will be performed, qualified for the grant.
He says the area's residents qualified because only
monthly income, not total worth, was considered.
Charnock says that while there are other flood-
prone areas in the city that need more immediate at-
tention, money from the grant can only be used for
work in the "service area."
He also says that during the qualifying period,
people were asked whether they would be interested in
having lighting, sidewalks and drainage improvements.
In December 1997 the city received the grant.
This past August the city awarded the drainage
improvement and sidewalk contract to Erdman
T.E.T. MacKenzie Company of Florida Inc.

Compromise
Charnock says he thought the mayor would put
the brakes on the project since so many people have
come forward to complain.
At a meeting in August, Mayor Chuck Shumard
said he didn't want to give people sidewalks or
swales if they didn't want them.
Because of the regularity of complaints, Com-
missioner George McKay asked Charnock to find
solutions.
Charnock said 15 to 20 disgruntled residents at-
tended a pre-construction meeting he had with engi-
neers on Sept. 30. He said more people have called
since the meeting.
Of the $500,000, Charnock says he has $38,000
left over to address the problems, including enlarg-
ing driveway aprons to accommodate more vehicles
- in spite of the city code which requires driveways
be no wider than 24 feet. He says he can shift side-
walks closer to the swale so not as much lawn and
vegetation will be impacted.
In dealing with residents' complaints of flooding
behind their homes, Charnock says he has a survey


for the alley between Pine and Spring avenues and
plans to have other areas surveyed as well.
He says it was determined that large vegetation
and power lines are limiting the flow of water, but he
needs commission approval to proceed.
Driveways were to be covered with shell, but be-
cause shell may clog the swale, Charnock planned to
have concrete poured. Now, he's not sure if there's
enough money for that.
He said the situation he was told to solve is
"unsolveable." He said he's out of money and cannot keep
altering plans, because the project is tightly controlled by
the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Equally distressing, Charnock says crews cut a
water main and uncovered a drainage system already
in place at North Shore Drive and Palm Avenue.

More recently ...
At the Oct. 19 commission meeting, Jeff
Murray, 321 Hardin, asked Charnock why the pipe
can't be buried on his street.
Charnock said the city can't bury the pipes be-
cause of water quality issues. Officials from the
Southwest Florida Water Management District said
the water needs to percolate slowly through the
drainage ditch, thus becoming more purified before
returning to the bay.
Murray suggested the city install a catch basin
on each side of the road and have water relief taken
care of that way. A swale will retain water and in-


vite mosquitoes, he said.
Another issue is being able to back out his boat,
he said.
On Oct. 26 Murray presented a petition to com-
missioners signed by residents on Hardin Avenue
asking them "to order that a non-ditch drainage sys-
tem be used on Hardin Avenue."
The petition states that the proposed ditches will
reduce property values, allow standing water and be
a hazard to pedestrians and bicyclists and the ditch
system, as designed, cannot be guaranteed to im-
prove drainage on Hardin Avenue.
Along with the petition, Murray presented an al-
ternate plan to reduce the amount of pipe on his
street by 100 feet. He said he spoke with a Swiftmud
official who is agreeable to meet with the city.
The commission agreed to direct Charnock to
contact Swiftmud to re-negotiate alternatives.
The bulldozers are already bearing down on Spring
Avenue, but not everyone is opposed to the project.
Carol Ann Magill, 403 Spring Ave., said she's
excited the work is being done.
She said there is a drainage problem on her
street.
Georgia Van Cleave said she can vouch for the
efficiency of the swales.
The one near her home on Magnolia, between
Tarpon and South Bay Boulevard, works quite well
and she invites other residents to take a look in her
backyard, she said.


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Chief Romine to play baseball pros Saturday
Jay Romine, chief of police of Holmes Beach, will be such baseball legends as Vida Blue, Bert
has won one of 15 slots on a community baseball Campenaris, Bob Feller, Bobby Thigpen, Jim
team to play against professionals Saturday, Nov. Morrison and others.
13, at McKechnie Field. Bradenton. Gates will open at McKechnie, 1750 9th St. W,
He won his right to challenge the pros by rais- Bradenton, at 11 a.m. for children's activities and
ing money for the PACE Center for Girls of Mana- a silent auction, with the first pitch scheduled at
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THE ISLANDER 0 NOV. 10, 1999 0 PAGE 5


Bridge meeting offers suggestions to statewide problems


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

staff would become an early participant in the planning
process for future bridges and offer alternatives to
bridge height before other concerns were addressed. He
also said he would work with DOT to develop a state-
wide standard for surveying boats and determining
mast heights.
Another solution that received high marks from
participants was for DOT to use "appropriate visual
tools to inform the public of replacement bridge design
decisions." This solution undoubtedly stemmed from
the recent brouhaha in Sarasota regarding the Ringling
Bridge.
There, a computer-enhanced video illustrating the size
of the proposed 80-foot-high replacement bridge as com-
pared to the current drawbridge outraged many people and
spurred an administrative hearing to fight the replacement
span. The state administrative law judge ruled in favor of
the DOT, although groups including Sarasota City are
poised to appeal that decision.
Both Courtney and Adams argued against the vi-
sual tools approach due to a lack of confidence that
such aids would truly represent the bridge's impact to
the area. Their opposition stemmed from some artful
DOT photography and models illustrating the height of
the proposed Anna Maria Island Bridge replacement
that under exaggerated the magnitude of the project.
Another solution that received high marks called
for the DOT to state the need of the project in both
long- and short-range planning.


Other popular solutions were:
Planners should inform the public early in the
process of opportunities for aesthetic design details and
cost-sharing possibilities.
The public should be informed as early as pos-
sible as to construction impacts during the building of
the replacement bridge.
Develop a list of bridges with special historical,
environmental or other considerations that would re-
ceive special attention as to whether rehabilitation is a
better alternative than replacement.
A solution that was generally rejected was the use
of special brainstorming sessions to hash out design


'Antique Roadshow'
comes to Anna Maria Monday
Here's a chance to find out how much your
heirlooms are worth, thanks to the Anna Maria
Island Historical Society.
On Monday, Nov. 15, the public is invited to
Anna Maria City Hall at 7:30 p.m. to have their
priceless items priced by Julie McClure. She has
conducted estate, household, antique and personal
property appraisals for more than 20 years locally,
and is a former member of the Florida House of
Representatives.
Anna Maria City Hall is at 10005 Gulf Drive.
For more information, call 778-0492.


and other details in bridge construction. Called
charrettes, these planning meetings were believed to
inadequately represent the will of the majority, the
group agreed.
Another rejected solution was creation of a posi-
tion in the DOT as citizen advocate to advise the pub-
lic on the bridge design process. The position was
judged to be unnecessary and would only add another
layer of bureaucracy to the DOT.
Despite the fact that the 60 participants represented
a cross-section of the state citizens, planners, trans-
portation officials, historic preservationists, environ-
mental officials, architects, and engineers no repre-
sentation from the local (Anna Maria/Manatee County)
DOT district attended the symposium.
"It was a meeting to discuss statewide issues,"
DOT District 1 spokesperson Gene O'Dell said. "It was
a statewide, not district-wide meeting. We didn't know
other districts would be there."
"I've seen a different face of the DOT here," said
Sarasota attorney Dick Smith, who was involved in the
Ringling Bridge dispute. "My reaction is that there's a
new wind blowing at the DOT, but my concern is that
we all may be preaching to the choir and the folks that
are not here may be getting a different message."
Statewide not-for-profit group 1000 Friends of
Florida hosted the conference. Sponsors were the
Florida Department of State, the Florida Department of
Transportation and the Metropolitan Planning Organi-
zations Advisory Council with support from the Na-
tional Trust for Historic Preservation.


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Who's listening?
Anna Maria Islanders aren't the only people who
have bridge concerns.
Last week's symposium on bridges revealed that
residents, elected officials, planners and others from
St. Augustine to Key West are struggling with what
to do with aging spans across navigable waters.
The struggles aren't just about how high the new
bridge should be, either. Complaints were voiced
that the institutional look for some replacement
bridges wasn't in keeping with an area's artistic
character. There were also criticisms regarding the
width of the new structures, and for the lack of bike
and pedestrian paths.
One of the biggest hurdles in new bridge design
in the past has been the hands-off approach the U.S.
Coast Guard has taken. As final arbiter of how high
above the water the center span is for boaters or
how wide the channel should be the Coast Guard
entered the picture too late, in the last stage of the
process. In some instances, bridge designs have been
scrapped to accommodate the Coast Guard, at costs
of millions of dollars.
No more, though, as the Coast Guard's chief
bridge administrator vowed to have the agency en-
ter the equation early in the process to offer its rul-
ings before the process has gone too far, or become
too expensive, to warrant its change.
The vow from the Coast Guard is good news.
The free exchange of success stories and
some not-too-successful stories during the sym-
posium was also good news, and the high-level of-
ficials from both the federal and state transportation
departments got an earful from participants.
It's good to know community character,
asthetics and people issues will be considerations for
planners of the future.
Unfortunately, no one attended from our local
district of the Florida Department of Transportation
to share in the exchange.
Which brings us to the overlaying question that
only time will answer: A lot of changes were pro-
posed during the bridge symposium, things like bet-
ter communication, willingness to compromise, con-
sideration of other avenues without spite for local
concerns.
No more: "We will build this bridge."
Will the DOT listen?
We hope so.




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10, 1999 Vol. 7, No. 52


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Stormwater Task Force

must get going
On behalf of the Holmes Beach Canal Commis-
sion, I want to thank all those citizens who participated
in the stormwater questionnaire survey. Over 590 ques-
tionnaires were received, which is a significant statis-
tical result and an indication that this subject is impor-
tant on this island. Most respondents expressed frustra-
tion and concern that little has been done for so long
about the flooding, appearance and dredging our ca-
nals.
During storms our streets and lawns fill with wa-
ter. Some 100 homes suffer repetitive flood losses. Our
stormwater drain pipes are cracked and broken. Pollut-
ants run off into our surrounding waters. The ends of
most of our canals are clogged with silt and debris. Our
city-owned seawalls are crumbling. And there is no
master plan to deal with such ongoing problems, nor
adequate budgeting to solve them.
Our canal commission was created under the state-
mandated city comprehensive plan which established
policies and objectives to follow. Our mission was to
determine whether or not Holmes Beach should con-
duct maintenance dredging of the city's canals and
make recommendations. Little or no attention had been
given to our canal/waterway system up until then.
We subsequently determined that the city does own
our canals and that something should be done about
spot dredging the problem areas. Beyond that, we soon
realized that canals are only a small part of a larger
stormwater picture.
It is obvious that on a barrier island nothing afford-
able can be done to prevent flooding by high tides,
storm surges and torrential rainfall. Much can be done,
however, to minimize flood damage from all but the
worst of storms. And much more can be done, if the
island's citizens choose to do so, to drain off
stormwater more efficiently, to alleviate property
losses and to reduce flood insurance rates.
Other cities have similar problems and have solved


them at remarkably small cost to the public. So there
are solutions. But they must be evaluated and citizens
must be educated about them before sensible and af-
fordable actions can be taken. There are no quick, one-
time fixes.
We recommended that a Stormwater Task Force
committee be established to provide a vehicle/method
to advise and assist the Holmes Beach City Commis-
sion and public works in the area of stormwater man-
agement and to encourage and assist them to get the
needed activity accomplished. Fortunately, the city
agreed to do this and those of us on the canal commis-
sion urge citizens who are willing to meet and work and
who are interested in attacking these problems contact
the city to join this new committee.
While stormwater problems apparently are not a
high priority with our city government, big problems
exist on our island and they are getting worse and our
citizens recognize this.
A start must take place. A stormwater master plan,
which is legally required, must be prepared for upgrad-
ing, refurbishing and maintaining the system as a whole
infrastructure drain pipes, swales, retention ponds,
canals and so on.
We must preserve and protect this island paradise
and the surrounding waters in whatever way we can.
It's hoped that the three cities on this island can coop-
erate in this effort.
My thanks to the other canal commissioners -
Jerry Perry, Sam Planck, Joe Duennes, Louie
Strickland for all their time and effort. The commis-
sion served its purpose and is now over.
Let's get going with the Stormwater Task Force
and hope that the city commission takes another look
at its priorities.
Bob .Jorgenson, chairniran,
Holmes Beach Canal Coninivssion

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Part 4, Wartime Anna Maria: 1941-42


THE BATTLE OF

PALMA SOLA
They used to call it Shaw's Point, after a fellow
who lived there long ago in a "tabby" (sand and shell)
house.
It used to be that the cove behind the point was
where schooners anchored to take the Florida woods
cattle to Cuba. A large holding pen, built by the cattle
owners, was located just east of a sweet water spring
the kids imagined was "Pirate's Cove." The cattle were
herded from this pen to the water and hoisted into the
holds of the schooners.
Later on, when the Union Army had control of
Tampa Bay, Confederate soldiers camped on the point
trying to aid the South's blockade runners.
Most significantly, it was probably here that
Hernando De Soto landed his conquistadores in 1530.
And it was in the vicinity of what was later called the
Palma Sola Plain (along 75th Street) that a battle took
place on Dec. 28, 1941, three weeks after Pearl Harbor.
It was a mock battle staged by the Manatee Battalion of
Civil Reserve, familiarly called the Home Guard.
The guardsmen were fired up with patriotism.
They were eager to protect their homes, families and
country against an invasion of Hitler's paratroopers,
which they expected any day now.
The terrain, which had a higher elevation than most
of the marshy coastal area along the Manatee River,
was flat and sandy and studded with pine trees and
stubby clumps of palmetto. It was ideal as a place to
train for combat.
Besides that, the officers of the Home Guard fig-
ured it was a likely spot for German paratroopers to
land and then sweep up around Tampa Bay to attack


The men of Company C of the Manatee County "Home Guard" pose at the Bi
picture taken in 1941 before the U.S. officially entered the war.


the shipbuilding yards and military air bases like
MacDill and Drew fields.
Nearly 1,000 men in 10 companies turned out for the
exercise, bringing with them their own weapons from
home-shotguns, rifles, hand guns, whatever they could lay
their hands on. But there was one hard-and-fast rule: no
live ammunition to be used "under any circumstance."
The officers had painstakingly prepared plans and
maps of the area before hand. These were distributed,
and the battle began. The "enemy" troops landed on
Shaw's Point and it was the duty of the "defenders" to
confine them there. It was reported that the invaders
initially took a number of prisoners.
But the defenders fought back fiercely, aided by a
surprise advantage. The defenders brought along some-
thing the invaders didn't know about. It was a home-
made tank consisting of a fuel tank strapped to a truck
chassis. It had a hatch on the top so the driver could see
where he was going.
At one point, the battalion commander whipped
out his .45 and took a shot at the funny-looking thing
to test the battle-worthiness of its armor-plating.
"Not even a dent. We must have more," he was
quoted as saying.
The defenders also had the advantage of having


some cavalry units. The horses were especially useful
in rounding up enemy troops hiding in the shrubbery.
Nevertheless, it was reported that some of the "storm
troopers" eluded capture until the next day.
But everyone declared the maneuver a huge suc-
cess. The publisher of the Bradenton Herald wrote in
the next edition:
"It would not be surprising to learn that this com-
munity is further advanced in its preparation for pos-
sible war emergencies than any other community in
Florida. It is apparent that locally we are taking our
responsibilities seriously and should the time come
when action is needed, we will be prepared."
But as well-intentioned as it was, the Home Guard
had a short life. So many young men were joining the
"real" armed forces that soon only the oldsters were left
to try to maintain their militia.
On the orders of the the U.S. War Department, Home
Guard units in Florida were disbanded in July 1942. By
then fears of paratroopers descending from the skies had
abated. It was the submarine that posed the real threat to
Florida and the nation, as time was to prove.

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PAGE 8 M NOV. 10, 1999 M THE ISLANDER


Opinion


Thieves hit
beautifiers and faith
Earlier this year along with other merchants in the
Holmes Beach Island Shopping Center, where the Art-
ists Guild gallery has happily resided for the past 10
years, we participated in beautifying the outside of our
area with colorful planters and hanging baskets filled
with flowers, potted trees in brightly painted contain-
ers and attractive flags with Island themes.
The response from customers, Islanders and tour-
ists was overwhelmingly positive. Everyone, including
The Islander newspaper and the mayor of Holmes
Beach, had nothing but favorable comments on the
fresh new look.
Sad to say, it did not last very long. Within a few
months the planters were stolen, then the potted trees.
Soon the flowers from the hanging pots were taken a
little at a time until they were gone.
We were so saddened by this blatant disregard
for other people's property and achievements that
we have not had the heart or the funds to replace our
lovely sidewalk display. (We are a nonprofit orga-
nization and the money for the project was donated
by members and customers.)
All we had left this summer was the Artists
Guild Gallery sign on the wall outside our front
door, which has hung there for the 10 years the gal-
lery has been open.
The "sign" was actually a 3x4-foot painting on
canvas by artist Bud Coates, one of the founders and
past presidents of the guild.
It is there no longer. It was stolen off the wall last
week.
We now have nothing left. Not even our business
sign. Plants and pots are replaceable, for a price. This
painting is not. It was considered a guild heirloom. A
family treasure, if you will.
Mr. Coates is no longer on the Island. We can't just
buy another one.


Before and after thieves
Pictures worth a thousand words, and dozens of thefts the Artists Guild Gallery front, at left, when it
sparkled with lovingly crafted decorations, contrasted with now, at right, after thieves gradually stripped it.


Islander Photos: Courtesy Zoe Von Averkamp

Do we give up? Do we let the turkeys get us
down? Or do we reinvest more time and money and
effort into helping make our Island a pleasant, attrac-
tive place to visit.
Perhaps the Island Beautification Committee has
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Here's what can go into storm drains


There's an old environmental saying that goes
something like, "We all live downstream." Basi-
cally, anything that gets dumped into a water body
in this part of the area ends up in the Gulf of Mexico
or the bays.
Sometimes, the stuff is benign. Sometimes, it's
harmful to marine life.
Bradenton Beach Public Works Director Buddy
Watts has generated a list of "dos" for what can be
dumped in the city's stormwater system.
What can be discharged into the stormwater system
includes:
Water line flushing.
Landscape irrigation.
Diverted stream flows.
Rising groundwater.
Uncontaminated ground water infiltration to sepa-


Junior Arts and Crafts
The Anna Maria Island Art League will be accept-
ing entries for the Junior Arts and Crafts Show Mon-
day, Nov. 22, Noon-1 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 23, 6:15

Island library happenings
On display at the Island Branch Library during
November is digital fine art by Sandra Melcher and
prints and paintings by Susan Curry.
The Friends Book Club will meet from 10:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10.
Family storytime is at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
A veteran service officer will be available to inter-
view clients from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, by calling 749-
3030 for an appointment.
Anyone interested in donating books to the library can
call 748-5555, or stop by their local branch. The library
is particularly interested in obtaining the latest best sell-
ers as demand for these books is great. Contributions are
tax deductible. Also, anyone wishing to lend the library a
hand by volunteering can call 748-5555.
The library is located at 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach. For more information, call 778-6341.


rate storm sewers.
Uncontaminated pumped ground water.
Discharges from potable water sources.
Foundation drains.
Air conditioning condensate.
Irrigation water.
Springs.
Water from crawl space pumps.
Footing drains.
Lawn watering.
Individual residential car washing.
Flows from riparian habitats and wetlands.
Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges.
Street wash waters.
Discharges or flows from emergency firefighting
activities.
If you have any questions, call Watts at 778-3947.


Show entries opening
p.m.-7:15 p.m.; and Wednesday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m.-6:45
p.m., at the league offices, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes
Beach.
The arts and crafts show is open to all Island stu-
dents, from kindergartners to 12th graders, and non-
resident students taking classes at the art league. Entries
must be matted and shrink-wrapped and ready to hang.
Frames are discouraged.
Divisions include:
Division I, drawing, painting and printmaking.
Division II, photography, either black and white
or color.
Division III, sculpture, crafts and pottery.
Division IV, jewelry.
Prizes will be awarded in each division for first-,
second-, third-place and honorable mention. There will
also be two "best of show" awards.
The junior show will be held in conjunction with
the annual Festival of Fine Arts Dec. 4 in Holmes
Beach. After the festival, all entries will be exhibited
at the league galleries during December.
For more information, call 778-2099.


THE ISLANDER E NOV. 10, 1999 N PAGE 9

Island beautifiers

are winners
The Green Dream Team of Bradenton
Beach is winner of the 1999 Keep Manatee
Beautiful award in the Adopt-a-Shore program,
the Manatee organization has announced.
The group exceeded the quarterly cleanup
required in the two-year agreement it made with the
Manatee program to keep its shore clear of litter.
Winning the landscaping award in the small
business category was Harrington House
Beachfront Bed & Breakfast in Holmes Beach.
For large business landscaping, Michael
Saunders & Co. was tops in Manatee County.
The awards recognize landscapes "that sur-
passed the norm for design, maintenance, neigh-
borhood enhancement, community awareness
and drought-tolerant plants."
Jim Gloth of Holmes Beach was elected as-
sistant treasurer and nominating chairman of the
Keep Manatee Beautiful organization. Others
elected were Tom Hovanec, chairman; James
Payne, vice chairman; Jacqueline Dezelski, sec-
retary; Beverly Zoller, assistant secretary; and
John Ormando, treasurer.


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What's in a name?
Yes, the name's changed. We've dropped "By-
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Islanders in the 1970s and '80s "The Islander."
But we're the same. Same owner, publisher,
editor, writers and support staff. Same phone
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We are The Anna Maria Islander, or "Is-
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Fall yard sale at Roser
is Saturday
The annual fall yard sale of the Church Mission
Committee of Roser Memorial Community Church
will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the
parking lot of the church, 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
City.
Proceeds will go to mission projects to help flood,
fire and hurricane victims. Information is available at
778-0414.

McMillan to address
Democratic Club Monday
The Democratic Club will meet Monday, Nov. 15,
at noon at the Beach House restaurant in Bradenton
Beach. Guest speaker will be Judge Matt McMillan,
who will discuss the local court system.
For reservations or more information, call 778-
9118.

Yoga classes start Monday
Yoga and meditation classes will meet for four
Monday starting Nov. 15 at the Anna Maria Island Art
League building, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.
Beginners start at 12:30 and 5 p.m., mixed levels 2
p.m., intermediate 6:30 p.m. Details are available at
921-0074.

Garden Club meets Wednesday
The Anna Maria Garden Club will hold a work-
shop and meeting Wednesday, Nov. 17, beginning at
9 a.m. at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512
Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
Refreshments will be served and the public is in-
vited.

'Holiday Happenings'
art exhibit open
The special exhibit "Holiday Happenings" will be
open through Dec. 31 at the Island Gallery West, 5368
Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, said the gallery's Reda
Reynolds.
The exhibit at the artist cooperative features local
and regional artists in watercolor, acrylics, porcelain,
raku, photography, Indian beadwork, quilting, stained
glass, mosaic, fabric art and stone, wood and clay
sculpture.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Infor-
mation is available at 778-6648.

Workshops scheduled
at Longboat ed center
The Education Center of Longboat Key has sched-
uled a series of workshops at its quarters, 5370 Gulf of
Mexico Drive. They are:
Introduction to Sumi-e, creation of paintings in
Oriental-style brush strokes, Friday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.;
Timeless Tablescapes, creating scapes from nature,
Friday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m.; Nature Painting on Paper,
Dec. 3 and 10 at 10 a.m.; Return to Health, Jan. 7 at
9:30 a.m.
Information is available at 383-8811.


Selby's plant fair Saturday
The annual plant fair at Selby Gardens in Sarasota
will begin a three-day run Saturday, Nov. 13, featuring
landscape plant choices and thousands of tropical
plants, said a Selby spokesperson.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. Parking
with free shuttle service is available between the North-
ern Trust garage at 1515 Ringling Blvd. and Selby,
which is at S. Palm Ave. and U.S. 41. Details may be
obtained at 366-5731.


Starving winners
Members of the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island took
first prize in group costume, portraying Depression-era
starring artists, at the Beaux Arts Ball of the Manatee
County Art League: left to right, Ben and Karen
Cooper, Jerry Averkamp, Lois Lietz, Zoe Von
Averkamp, Faye and Don Niernnan, Sue Maddox.
Islander Photo: Courtesy Zoe Von Averkamp.


'Campfire Chicken Dinner'
on Longboat Saturday
A harvest dinner and holiday bazaar, "Campfire
Chicken Dinner," will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, Nov. 13, at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200
Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
It will feature a baked goods table, handmade gift
shop and Christmas decorations as well as the dinner,
which is available at $7 per diner. Details are available
at 383-6491.


Manatee Players offer children's
performance of 'Jungle Book'
A 45-minute performance of Rudyard Kipling's
classic "Jungle Book" will open later this month at the
Manatee Players' Riverfront Theatre.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20.
Special 2 p.m. performances are on Nov. 13, 14 and 20.
Tickets are $5 for all shows.
"The Jungle Book" is the story of a boy raised by
wolves in the jungle. The Manatee Players production
features actor Denny Miller and 12 youths who portray
creatures of the jungle.
For more information or to reserve tickets, call the
box office at 748-5875.

Cortez waterfront group
meets Monday
The Cortez Waterfront Committee will meet at 7
p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at the Cortez Community Cen-
ter, 4517 123 St. Ct. W., Cortez. For more information,
call Janet Hoffman, 749-3070, ext. 6832.


Training sessions set
for Island's widowed
The Manatee Widowed Persons Service of the
American Association of Retired Persons will lead a
training program for volunteers Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 16 and 17.
The support group's training/organizational meet-
ings will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna
Maria City, and are open to widowers and widows of
all ages. The program's motto is "Surviving Together."
Details may be obtained at 778-5391.


Strong backs needed
The Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and
Chorus is looking for volunteers who may be better at
carrying chairs than carrying a tune.
Chairs and risers need to be set up before and af-
ter each concert or dress rehearsal at St. Bernard Catho-
lic Church, Holmes Beach.
Dates when help will is needed are Nov. 13 and 14,
Dec. 18 and 19, Feb. 12 and 13, March 25 and 26 and
April 29 and 30.
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By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Genevieve Alban, a local artist who found Anna
Maria Island by taking a wrong turn several years ago,
said, "Art is blossoming everywhere."
An example of its emergence into uncommon
places is at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home in Holmes
Beach, where an exhibit of tranquil paintings in pastels,
oils and watercolors adorn the walls.
The paintings are the individual works of 19 local
artists, members of the Artists Guild Gallery of Anna
Maria Island.
Funeral homes are traditionally known for being
devoutly low key and sparsely decorated, but Ken
Griffith is revamping his family business, adding a
softer image. He said the idea is that of his mother's,
Eileen Griffith, whose vision is to make the community
feel more at home.
A small sign hanging in the lobby indicates the
paintings are for sale and each is discreetly priced. The
funeral home does not sell them directly. Purchasers
will be instructed to contact the Artists Guild.
Alban founded the Artists Guild in 1989. It was the
first organized art group on the Island, she said.
Alban said she and Eileen Griffith have collabo-


rated on getting the artists' work into the funeral
home.
Ken Griffith said he plans other changes as well.
He plans to have the pews removed from the chapel
and have the ceiling painted sky blue with clouds. He
also plans to commission an artist to paint a large
mural on the outside of the building.
He said the public eventually will be allowed to
use the chapel and funeral home's facilities for meet-
ings.
The idea of a funeral home being a dreary, de-
pressing place is no longer fitting in today's society,
Griffith said. Attitudes are changing and fresh out-
looks bring fresh ideas, he said.
Universally, and independent of religious prefer-
ences, people seek peace when they lose a loved one
and the artwork displayed at the funeral home reflects
this feeling.
As you enter the Island chapel, Alban's painting
of three cherubs helps to capture the feeling of seren-
ity.
She jokingly said the funeral home will soon be-
come known as the Island's Sistine Chapel.
A reception of the artists' work is planned at the
funeral home sometime in December.



Funeral home
displays local art
Local artist Genevieve
Alban, seated, and
Betty Kissick, office
manager at Griffith-
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Island chapel, are
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Sharing, not conflict, at reading festivals


The Sarasota Reading Festival will come off Sat-
urday without a conflict with St. Petersburg's event de-
spite the same authors and same day, promises a
Sarasota festival official.
The apparent conflict surfaced when St. Petersburg
announced its event after Sarasota's had been set and
authors committed, but that's all right, said Kelley
Lavin. The St. Pete event will be the 13th, all right,
same as Sarasota's, but will go on for a second day
whereas the local edition is Saturday only.
As for authors, the Sarasota festival had scheduled
Lesley Stahl, Dave Barry, Robert MacNeil, Congress-


Music and Santa coming

to shopping center
Music and Santa and magic will grace the Island
Shopping Center at the sixth annual Holiday Open
House from 5 to 8 p.m Friday, Dec. 3.
The shops of the center, at Marina Drive and Gulf
Drive in downtown Holmes Beach, will have open house
and refreshments and are providing the entertainment.
Carolers from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
and the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation.
will sing during the festivities, the Manatee High
School Chamber Orchestra will play at The Is-
lander, and magician John Waltz will perform.
Face painting is scheduled for the youngsters, and
Santa Claus will show up early and stay late.
Call Robin Kollar, 778-7244, for information.


man John Lewis, Max Frankel, Francesco Goldman,
Leslie Waller, Stuart Kaminsky, Clyde Butcher, Pedro
Jose Greer, Liz Balmaseda, Aaron Latham, Liz
Rosenberg, Tom Cross, Meg Lowman "and more."
St. Petersburg listed Lesley Stahl, Dave Barry,
Robert MacNeil, Congressman John Lewis, Max
Frankel ... well, there you go.
The Sarasota Reading Festival will be all day Sat-
urday at the Five Points Park downtown and the Selby
Public Library across the street. An authors' reception
and fund-raiser will be at the library at 5:30 p.m. Fri-
day. Details may be obtained at 957-5019.


Obituaries

Margaret Louise Carlton
Margaret Louise Carlton, 99, of Anna Maria died
Nov. 2 in Integrated Health Services of Bradenton.
Service will be at a later date at First Baptist
Church, West Hartford, Conn. Memorial contributions
may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Born in Farmington, Maine, Mrs. Carlton came to
Manatee County from South Newfane, Vt., in 1968.
She was a teacher and home demonstration agent in
Montpelier, Vt. She attended Roser Memorial Coli-
munity Church, Anna Maria.
She is survived by two daughters, Jean Denton of
West Hartford and Harriet Bridges of Harvard, Mass.;
a son, Dr. Charles, of Fairport, N.Y.; nine grandchil-
dren; and 13 great-grandchildren.


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Cortezian Ben Green making stir with civil rights book


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Ben Green has hit a high point sought by every
author and reached by few: He has a favorable review
in The New York Times.
And his agent is talking movie deals with Holly-
wood producers. And he has one of the proudest moth-
ers on the continent in Dr. Mary Fulford Green.
It is she who objected to a dig in the review for her
son's claiming that Harry T. Moore is a martyr to civil
rights hatred. The Times reviewer thought it too early
yet to be proclaiming martyrdom in this case, though
otherwise the book was outstanding.
But not only was Moore a martyr, he was the first
martyr in the civil rights movement, Ben Green con-
tends. His new book, "Before His Time," tells why in
convincing detail.
Moore was a Florida school teacher and the first
organizer for the National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People in this state. He regis-
tered 100,000 black voters into the Democratic Party.
In 1952 in Mims, in Broward County, his house
was bombed and burned. He was killed outright, and
his wife died later of burns and horror. The atrocity
occurred on the Moores' wedding anniversary at
Christmas time.
Many years earlier, Green's father Clyde saw a
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It is his current book that is causing a stir in many
circles across the country.
Scott Simon took his National Public Radio staff
to Mims to meet Green and do a special show on Harry
T. Moore.
Green's movie agent is negotiating with Spike Lee
and other producers to arrange for a motion picture to
be made from the book.
The University of Florida is putting together the
elements needed to do a documentary based on the
book.
And Green is getting more attention than he antici-
pated, his mother said, with interviews and book-
signings around the state, including one at the NAACP
state convention in Orlando.
Mary Fulford Green said she made a special effort
to get a copy of the book to an old friend, Evangeline
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Stone crab best cold
but au gratin otherworldly
The real-life "Goldfinger" knew the value and epi-
curean delight of stone crab.
The late Charles Engelhard of Boca Grande loved
them so much that he and wife Jane had their chef con-
coct a number of recipes to serve to their well-heeled
guests.
Ian Fleming based his James Bond thriller
"Goldfinger" on his friend Engelhard he too had a
major stake in South African gold mines.
And though he never robbed Fort Knox as
Goldfinger attempted, Engelhard was a shrewd busi-
nessman shipping gold out of Africa in the form of
plates and pulpit tops because there were restrictions on
bullion sales.
He appeared to enjoy the Goldfinger story, once
attending a party in an orange sweatshirt and nicknam-
ing a stewardesses on his plane Pussy Galore.
He loved his money and he loved stone crab. He
also loved Pepsi and would drink up to 30 glasses a
day. It's what finally killed him. He would have
been a lot better off with a nice chardonnay or the
newest love child of the wine industry, a nice, sharp
pinot gris.
A Friday night beach party at the Stone Crab, Sea-
food & Wine Festival at the Colony Beach and Tennis
Resort offered hundreds of pounds of the sweet meat
prepared by a gathering of chefs from top restaurants
in the United States.
The Sea Grill of New York City's Rockefeller
Center, Napa Restaurant of Las Vegas and Chef
Oliver Saucy of the Pompano Beach's Cafe Maxx
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with naked claws and lumps of knuckle meat.
To compliment the crab, the Colony invited
wine growers from California to exhibit their liquid
art. The favorites or at least the tasting tables with
the biggest crowds included Gary Hogue of The
Hogue Cellars, Clarke Swanson of Swanson vine-
yards and Kathy Benzinger of Benzinger Family
Winery.
Much of the Colony's crab was served cold with a
variety of sauces. The favorite sauce of most acquain-
tances we made was a concoction of mayonnaise and
stone ground or Dijon mustard.
At the long gone Far Horizons resort on Longboat,
Chef Harold Wuelfrath used to make a simple sauce of
dry mustard added to mayonnaise with a squeeze or
two of key lime juice added.
At the Colony festival, there was the oddball or two
crab recipes, such as stone crab sausage or crab claws
steamed and topped with seaweed. One very tasty con-
coction was served over grainy, yummy grits.
But one of the finest ways we've ever had this deli-
cacy came from the kitchen of Chef John Nicolas, au-
thor of "The Complete Cookbook of Fish and Shell-
fish" and chef to Charles and Jane Engelhard.
Nicolas was educated in Paris at the Ecole
Hoteliere and served as teacher-chef at the Culinary
Institute of America.
Enjoy the following recipe. There may not be an-
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to the taste buds.

Stone Crab Au Gratin
18 ounces stone crab meat
6 stone crab claws
2 ounces butter
2 ounces chopped shallots
1 cup dry white wine
2 cups white cream sauce
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crabmeat you want to use but it will take about four
pounds of claws to get 16 to 18 ounces of crab meat.
Saute the shallots in butter over low heat. Add the
flaked crabmeat and deglaze with wine.
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white pepper, and stir until creamy. Next, pour the
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cream sauce and an equal amount of hollandaise
over the deglazed crabmeat.
Add this concoction to an ovenproof dish and
cover with a little more hollandaise and cream sauce.
Glaze under the broiler. Garnish with warm crab
claws and fleurons (crescent-shaped puff pastries not
unlike a small crescent roll). Serve hot.

How to get to that sweet meat
Paul Brugger, manager of Star Fish Co. in
Cortez, said crabbing didn't start off too good when
season opened Oct. 15, though the past weekend
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As a result, prices are a bit high. At Star, one pound
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Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Oct. 30, DUI, 12200 Cortez Road. The deputy ob-
served Doyle G. Stockman, 54, of Cortez, driving south
on Gulf Drive and said Stockman crossed the center lane
marker approximately 10 times. The deputy followed him
across the Cortez Bridge, stopped him and administered
field performance tests. He was placed in custody.

Bradenton Beach
Oct. 28, grand theft, 1900 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported on Oct. 20 the suspect rented a unit
and paid by check. After the suspect left the unit on Oct.
27, the complainant checked and found a television val-
ued at $400, a VCR valued at $300 and blinds valued at
$300 were missing. The complainant then tried to process
the suspect's check for $942.85 and learned there was a
hold on the funds.
Oct. 28, seized driver's license, Coquina Beach. The
subject was in the park after closing and a check showed
his driver's license was suspended. His license was seized.
Oct. 30, aggravated battery, 116 Bridge St., Sports
Lounge. The victim reported he and the suspect got into
an argument and the suspect punched him in the right side
of the face before leaving the bar. The suspect said a doc-
tor who examined his face said there was a small fracture
under his right eye and possible nerve damage. A warrant
request was issued for the suspect.
Oct. 31, possession of alcohol by a minor times two,
possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia,
Cortez Beach. The officer on patrol was clearing the beach
after closing and said he observed Justin E. Camp, 18, of
Bradenton, in his vehicle with a beer. The officer checked
Camp's age and placed him in custody. While doing an
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Nov. 2, violation of parole, 200 block of South Har-
bor Drive, Holmes Beach. The officer was investigating
a battery, found the suspect had a warrant and placed him
in custody, said the report.

Holmes Beach
Oct. 29, animal, 5704 Marina Drive, Everything
Under the Sun. The complainant found a loose dog and
turned it over to the officer. The officer noted that the dog
had a collar and leash, but no identification. He took the
dog to the public works department cage and the owner
arrived to claim it.
Oct. 30, found property a baseball bat, 5900
block of Flotilla Drive, city field.
Oct. 30, lost property a wallet, 45th Street beach.
Oct. 30, suspicious person, 300 block of 56th Street.
The complainant reported he arrived home and observed
two juvenile subjects in his driveway. The subjects ran
when he pulled into the driveway. They were not found.
Oct. 31, animal, 6600 Palm Avenue, Gloria Dei
Church. The complainant reported two loose dogs. The
officer recognized the dogs and called the owner to re-
trieve them.
Oct. 31, code violation, 4700 block of Second Av-
enue. The complainant reported construction work was
being performed and the officer advised the worker to
cease.
Oct. 31, noise from a loud stereo, 2813 Avenue C.
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Oct. 31, disturbance, 4100 block of Gulf Drive. The
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Oct. 31, suspicious, 200 block of 84th Street. The
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officer determined they were spotlights from a Halloween
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Oct. 31, vandalism, 5300 block of Gulf Drive. The
complainant reported his windshield was damaged by a
rock. The officer located three juvenile subjects in the area,
but the complainant could not identify them.
Nov. 1, vandalism, 400 block of Clark Lane. The
victim reported an unknown person spray painted his ve-
hicle. Damages were $300.
Nov. 2, traffic, Manatee Avenue and Gulf Drive.
The officer said he observed the subject traveling at a high
rate of speed through a stop sign and into the public beach
parking lot. The officer said the subject just missed hitting
his patrol vehicle before stopping.
The subject said she did not see the stop sign. When
the officer asked for her driver's license, she said she has
not had one for eight years. The officer said he was unable
to check because the computer was down. He issued a
summons and a relative arrived to drive the vehicle.
Nov. 3, suspicious, 200 block of 76th Street. The
complainant reported an unknown person was attempting
to break into the residence by trying the windows and door
handle. No one was found.
Nov. 3, traffic, 3100 block of Avenue E. The com-
plainants reported they were walking and a subject in a
pickup truck stopped at a stop sign, then accelerated rap-
idly and veered at them. The subject was not found.
Nov. 4, warrant arrest, 500 block of 75th Street.
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Smith goal hands LaPensee
1-0 victory
over Observer
The LaPensee Plumbing and Longboat Observer
soccer teams flailed away at the ball for much of the
game Nov. 2 before a goal in the final five minutes
gave LaPensee the win.
Lightning-fast Nick Smith dribbled past one de-
fender and fired a shot the goalie had no chance of
getting to give LaPensee a 1-0 victory.
Much of the game was a see-saw battle with both
teams kicking the ball back-and-forth, but unable to
take shots because of good defense on both sides.
Nick Sato, Josh Spicer, Ian Douglas, James
Herrholz and Smith were standouts on defense for
LaPensee. Observer players who gave the plumbers fits
included Keith Reynolds, David and Brad Bryant,
Kayleigh Monetti and Mickey O'Bannon.

Palm Tree beats LaPensee, ....
wins Division 3 age 8.9 n.
Palm Tree Villas continued its mastery over
Blake Tyre of Mr. Bones gives the OK on this shot that screams in for a score against The Islander team in
PLEASE SEE SPORT RAP, NEXT PAGE
Division I soccer. Islander Photo: David Futch


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SThree entrees: Beef h la Bourguignonne; Sauteed Quail with Chanterelle
G e r a ls Mushroom Sauce; or Potato-Crusted Black Grouper with Pommery Mus-
tard Sauce. Desserts will include Creme Brulee or Key Lime Pie.
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Make Thanksgiving Reservations NOW!
Formerly of Perico Island, C z de Breakfast and Lunch
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 19

LaPensee Plumbing and upped its record Friday, Nov.
5, to a perfect 11-0-0.
In beating LaPensee 2-0, Palm Tree Villas won the
Division 3 title for age group 8-9.


The Islander takes
Division 1 age 12-13 title
Bobby Cooper ate Mr. Bones' lunch by scoring
four goals Nov. 3, allowing The Islander to take a com-
manding lead in Division I soccer.
Cooper's performance, along with goals by Bran-
don Roberts and Will Langston, gave The Islander a 6-
5 victory over Mr. Bones.
S Kyle Dale put on his own All-Star performance by
scoring five goals for Bones.
Both teams met again Friday, Nov. 5, and The Is-
lander took home the 1999 Division I title with a 6-3
win, finishing the year 7-1-2.

Galati, King, Wright, Schield
lead Galati Marine
Nick Galati and Dylan King scored two goals each
for Galati Marine, while teammates Alex Wright and
Forrest Schield scored one apiece in the age 5-7 in-
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Kitchens and also made several great saves when he
played goalie in the first half.
This marks the end of regular season play.

Soccer All-Stars battle Monday
The soccer All-Star games for divisions 1, 2 and 3
are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 15.
Division 3 age 8-9 plays at 6 p.m. at the Anna
Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria.
Division 2 age 10-11 plays at 7 p.m. and Division
1 age 12-13 starts at 8 p.m.
Awards presentation for the 1999 soccer season
will be at the Center Tuesday, Nov. 16, with Instruc-
tional League players age 5-7 up first at 6:30 p.m. Di-
vision 3 and 2 awards ceremonies begin at 7:30 p.m.















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and Division I awards will be made at 8:30 p.m.
This was a stellar year for soccer at the Center with
more players than ever participating. There were bright
stars shining out there and players who showed unlim-
ited potential.
Thanks to the coaches, parents and the Center for
their fine work.

Basketball tryouts set for Saturday
Tryouts for Anna Maria Island Community Center
basketball teams are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 13.
Teams will then practice for two weeks with the first
games set for Tuesday, Nov. 30. Games will go on for two
weeks when there will be a break for Christmas.
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soccer schedule
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Nov. 12 Island Animal Clinic vs. The Islander

Division 2 (Ages 10-11) All games begin at 7:30 p.m. unless designated
Nov. 4 Pool America vs. Florida Yacht Connection

Division 3 (Ages 8-9)
Season over. No more games.

Division 4 (Ages 5-7) First game 6 p.m., second at 7 p.m.
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SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 20


IFC under-12 whips Englewood
The Island Football Club's under-12 soccer squad
whipped previously unbeaten Englewood 3-0 Saturday,
Nov. 6, to maintain its perfect record.
The IFC defense completely shut down the Break-
ers and goalie Trey Andricks never had to make a save
as the Breakers were unable to get the ball near enough
to take a shot.
Kyle Schweitzer scored early with a nifty left-
footed shot from the top of the penalty box following
a pass from Nathan Miller.
Michael Wallen then got taken down in the box
and Chris Klotz converted the penalty kick.
Wallen finished the scoring when he beat his man
down the right wing before hitting a high shot over the
goalie into the upper left corner.
Klotz was awarded man of the match for his pen-
alty kick and for anchoring the defense.
The U-12s improved to 4-0, outscoring their oppo-
nents 23-2.
The IFC U-12s play Braden River 2 at G.T. Bray
Park, Bradenton, Saturday, Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. and
on Sunday, Nov. 14, they play Port Charlotte at G.T.
Bray Park following the IFC adults' 11 a.m. game
against the Ulasaba Lions.

Bowers scores four goals
to lead IFC adults
After being down 3-0 to the Inter United team,
Matt Bowers came on like a bat out of hell Sunday,
scoring four goals to lead the IFC adult soccer team to
a 5-3 victory.
Lance Bieker scored the final goal when he ham-


mered a rebound off a shot by Shawn Dibble.
Before the game, IFC was awarded the win on a
technicality when a referee decision allowed IFC to
take the win by forfeit.
Inter United didn't have enough players at the start
of the game and despite IFC's request that play begin,
the referee walked off the field and gave IFC the win.
IFC adults are now 2-1-1 in their last four games.
They play the Ulasaba Lions at G.T. Bray Park Nov. 14
at 11 a.m.. Get out and support the Islanders.

Oyster Bar wins Chamber golf tourney
The defending champion Oyster Bar team of Allen
Goodwin, John Home, Fred Hurley and Kevin Snyder
won the third annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce Golf Tournament.
The Oyster Bar shot an incredible 13-under par 47
at The Woodlands executive course in Ellenton.
This is no small feat, The Woodlands being as
tough and as beautiful an executive course as you'll
find anywhere.
Second place went to Island Real Estate's Richard
Freeman, Tom Nelson, Greg Perona and Jim Stewart
with a 48.
The Chase Manhattan team of Don Gilmore, Mike
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Woodlands. Scott's wife Anne helped complete the
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went to Jay Hill. Janet Hill, Winnie Whalen and Shirley
O'Day with a one-over par 61.
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Anna Maria Island Community
Center soccer standings
as of Oct. 22
Divisions 1 (Ages 12-13)
Team Record Points
The Islander 7-1-3 24
Mr. Bones 5-4-2 17
Island Animal Clinic 1-8-1 4

Division 2 (Ages 10-11)
Team Record Points
Pool America 5-0-2 17
Air & Energy 4-0-2 14
Beall's 3-4-1 10
Florida Yacht Conn. 0-8-0 0

Division III (8-9 year olds)
Team Record Points
Palm Tree Villas 11-0-0 33
LaPensee Plumbing 7-4-0 21
Longboat Observer 6-5-0 18
Beach Bistro 4-8-0 12
Oden-Hardy Const. 0-11-0 0
Points determine position in standings:
3 points for a win, 1 for a tie and 0 for a loss

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New new journalism tenets; sour old folks


Journalism took an evolutionary step in the late
1960s into something called "new journalism." Pio-
neered by the likes of Tom Wolfe and Dr. Hunter S.
Thompson, new journalism had the reporter inject him-
self into the story he was writing.
New journalism was a departure from previous
practices of reporters serving more as chroniclers of
events, or being the "fly on the wall."
Now, I've discovered what I call "new new jour-
nalism" for the next millennium. And although much
of the comments below are written somewhat tongue-
in-cheek, there is a thread of reality behind them -
- and, of course, none of these tenets have ever, ever
been found in the pages of The Islander.
All too often of late I've read articles about some-
thing that didn't explain what that "something" was.
These aren't second- or third-day stories, where the
main facts had already been printed these are first-
day stories that, fortunately, I happened to know what
was going on and could figure out what was happen-
ing in what would otherwise have been an incompre-
hensible article.
A perfect example of this was a story about the
Paso Fino World Cup, which is being held in Tampa
this week. The piece talked about how popular the cup
is worldwide, the revenue it's expected to bring to the
city, the number of participants, and the like. Since the
writer mentioned the Paso Fino grand champion was a
stallion, I figured the cup had something to do with
horses.
It wasn't until I got to the continuation of the story
that it was explained that Paso Fino is a type of horse
with a peculiar kind of walk that apparently allows the
rider to appear as if he or she isn't moving up and down
at all. Oh, I see eventually.
Another sidebar to this trend is found in sports.


SPORTS RAP, FROM PAGE 21
at Palma Sola Golf Club.
Huffman scored a plus nine on a modified
Stableford scoring system, nipping Matt Fournier, who
had a plus seven. Fournier has come on strong the last
two weeks with a tie for first and a second. He contin-
ues to move up the list for player-of-the-year honors.
Neal Curtis walked away with bragging rights by
carding a 79 on the day. However, his handicap is so
.high Curtis must score 28 points before he starts scor-
ing with the Stableford system.
Winning skins went to Curtis, Chuck Daniels, Bob
Darling, Bruce Fournier, Capt. Glenn Corder, Wayne
Wood and Tim Lease.
Curtis had two closest-to-the-pin "greenies," while
Daniels and Huffman had one apiece.
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a big-city paper in the northwest, he used to berate re-
porters daily for not putting the sport in the lead of a
sports story. "Sports, please!" he would yell to the cha-
grined reporter.
In fact, I read one of our local great daily newspa-
pers this weekend and found that none of what I
guessed were high school football stories made men-
tion of football in the copy. There was a page header
that said "Prep Sports," or something like that, but no
mention of football. Oh, I see eventually.
New new journalism tenant 1: Write articles about
events by not explaining what it is you're writing
about.
Speaking of colleagues, some Sarasota friends
have been writing about government there for upwards
.of 20 years. They tell me they're called a lot by report-
ers from other publications who ask them about what
happened at something or other, and what it means,
who so-and-so is, and the like. Sometimes they help the
poor young kid who's so green he doesn't seem to
know the way to city hall, sometimes not. But we al-
ways get a kick out of a reporter interviewing a rival
reporter about a story.
New new journalism tenet 2: When in doubt about
a story, interview another reporter about it. Then pub-
lish his name as a source in your article.
There are several new buzz words in new new jour-
nalism, too. I particularly love "storm events" and "rain
showers." What's the matter with storms and rain?
Political correctness appears to have reared its head
in the classroom of late, too, with the inauguration of
"chalkboards" instead of the apparent old-fashioned
"blackboards." I thought you used chalk on black-
boards, not black on chalkboards, but then it's been a
while since I've been in a classroom.
Finally, there's the issue of presidential candidate
George W. Bush and the "pop quiz" one reporter gave
him about world leaders. Bush was one-for-four in
answering who the leaders of Pakistan, India, Taiwan
and Chechnya are, and blasted the reporter for asking
"if this is 50 questions?"
There will be a lot of debate on the op-ed pages of
newspapers this week about whether it was a fair ques-
tion to pose to George W., or whether it was a cheap
shot by a reporter trying to embarrass the candidate.
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new new journalism. I do know that I've got no idea
who any of the world leaders are, but then I'm neither
a presidential candidate nor a state department reporter.
I can name off all the elected officials on Anna Maria
Island, though.
What I found fascinating about the incident is that
Bush was coached by staff on how to respond to a ques-
tion he didn't have the answer to, and a pretty good
response it is, too: "Americans don't expect their presi-
dential candidates to be trivia experts; they want a
leader who has a clear vision for America's future."
Great non-response response too bad Bush for-
got it under the heat of the TV lights. And it does make
you wonder about how he will react under the heat of
a crisis, doesn't it?

Red tide redux
Enough politics, and on to the eco-front.
Just when you thought we were done with harm-
ful algae outbreaks comes the report of incredibly high
concentrations of red tide in Florida's Panhandle. The
folks near Fort Walton Beach have suffered through a
summer of red tide, and thought the bloom had abated
until last week, when water tests in a bay near the city
recorded the highest levels of red tide found so far this
year.
Red tide levels were 12 million cells per liter of
water. When you get to 1 million cells per liter, it's
pretty bad, so 12 million is bad to the magnitude of a
lot.
Locally, the spotty red tide we had late last sum-
mer seems to have gone away.

Sandscript factoid
Researchers may have found why it's so hard to get
kids to eat their vegetables it's because the veggies
really do taste bad to them.
A study of older women has revealed that they
don't have the sensitivity to bitter-tasting food that
younger folks do. In fact. the older you get, the better
tasting vegetables, whole-grain foods, coffee, tea and
grapefruit juice is, scientists discovered.
I find I'm drinking a lot more grapefruit juice now
than I did as a kid, so maybe the research is accurate.
But I've got an older friend who still has the biggest
sweet tooth of any kid I know, so who knows if they're
right or not?



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Finding Egmont kings takes a little searching


By Capt. Mike Heistand and Capt. David Futch
If you're looking to catch a kingfish, look no fur-
ther than the Egmont shipping channel.
A good rule of thumb is to start at the first mark-
ers off the island and work your way out.
Troll some sardines and you should have some
luck. A No. 7 Reflecto spoon or similar sized one
should work, too, but make sure you use a piano-wire
leader. They'll cut monofilament right off.

McMillan smokes competition
in Mullet Smokeoff
Clay McMillan of Terra Ceia was declared the
winner of the first Terra Ceia Mullet Smokeoff on Sat-
urday by some old-timers who know a thing or two
about smoking fish.
According to Smokeoff judge Glenn Fleming,
McMillan's entry was the best because it was done the
good, old-fashioned way.
"Clay just salt and peppered his mullet and slowly
smoked them using buttonwoodjust like we used to do
and still do," Fleming said. "It was done in the tradi-
tional manner.
"His was the best because it was a lot like the way we
did it back in the 1920s. Had a real pleasant taste. It was
dried just about right and he used a broke-neck mullet that
had been bled. That makes them taste better."
Fleming said he, Willis Underwood and John
Tindall came up with the idea for the Smokeoff when
they were "just sitting around Willis' house one day."
Steve Cook, who helped organize the event, said
another thing in McMillan's favor was the smoker he
used.
"He had two, 55-gallon drums and there were these
other guys who had fancy smokers," Cook said. "We
had 11 entrants and 500 people showed up, a lot more
than we expected. We ran out of mullet in the first.
hour."
Fleming said that many years ago most smokers
were made of pecky cypress, which was considered
waste wood.
"Now Willis and I use old refrigerators," Fleming
said. "They seem to hold the heat better."
Next year, look for more entrants and a lot more
smoked mullet on hand.

Gag grouper, snapper overfishing
Here's an update on what the National Marine
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on this 18-pound kingfish he caught fishing with
Capt. Tom ChaYa aboard "Dolphin Dreams. It's
king time and the grouper are moving closer to
shore, so get on out there. Islander Photo: Cour-
tesy Tom Chaya
No recovery program has been put into action to
ensure these angler favorites stay healthy in terms of
population. However, fishery managers agree overfish-
ing in the Gulf, especially for gags and snapper, is on
the way down.
The chairman of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Man-
agement Council said the Gulf region is close to get-
ting gag and red snapper overfishing under control.
How in the world he can know this is a mystery.
But it does seem that in the last few years you catch
more grouper each time you go out. There doesn't seem
to be a lack of grouper, just the big ones.
Now for the fishing report.
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water temperature seems to have dropped quicker this
year than in years past.
Bill at Island Discount Tackle said inshore fish-
ing is rated good to real good in terms of snook and
reds while offshore fishing is good if you can get out
due to the wind. Grouper, kingfish and cobia are there
for the taking as are Spanish mackerel.
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
not too many fishermen have been going out because
of the steady, heavy wind.
Carl at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle said wade
fishermen did well on snook and reds using shrimp.
Anglers also are picking up fish in the passes includ-
ing snook, reds and keeper grouper that are moving out
of the bays and into shallow offshore waters.
Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez reporting for
Capt. Zack Zacharias on the Dee-Jay II said his folks
caught mackerel and cobia near shore while inshore
fishing amounted to snook and redfish and large
schools of jack crevalle.
Capt. Sam Kimball on the Legend caught floun-
der to four pounds, snapper to two, snook to 10, red-
fish to eight and also doing well on mackerel. Grouper
are moving in and can be caught in 50-60 feet of wa-
ter. You need to get out early to beat the wind before
it beats you.
Capt. Tom Chaya on Dolphin Dreams said he's
catching a few redfish and snook but he's waiting for
the wind to die down so he can get offshore. "The wind
has been brutal. When's it gonna stop? I hope it's not
like a few years back when it blew for two months
straight. Everybody's pulling their hair out."
Capt. Glenn Corder has been tearing up the grou-
per and said the best is yet to come if the wind will die
down a little.
Capt. Matt Denham on the Rip Tide has been
nailing the cobia and grouper pretty hard.
Capt. Curt Morrison said the grouper are moving
in close to shore quick. He said he landed gags to 12
pounds last week and red grouper to 15. Kingfish are
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Business


Chef Presswood takes over
French bistro
Chef Andre and Francois Gotti announce the sale
of their 10-year restaurant Chez Andre to Chef Damon
J. Presswood.
Chez Andre is located in the Island Shopping Cen-
ter, Holmes Beach. The restaurant offers "dining in
France," with a French/continental menu for breakfast,
lunch and dinner with Chef Andre's French specialties.
"It's terrific to take over a restaurant with the great
reputation of Chez Andre and to be back on Anna
Maria Island, where I was a student at the elementary
school, and played soccer and baseball at the Center.
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It's a great place," said Chef Damon.
At age 30, Chef Damon has more than 15 years'
experience, having worked 12 years at Cafe L'Europe
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prentice. He was the youngest person ever hired at the
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August Mrozowski. He advanced to sous chef and
served as interim chef when Chef Augie left the Cafe
to open his own restaurant.
More recently, Presswood was sous chef of the
Bradenton Country Club for three years.
At Chez Andre, Presswood vows to maintain
Gotti's high standards of cuisine and service and the
French specialties. Chef Andre will remain at the res-
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and his unique gregarious style to the kitchen and din-
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Chef Damon has begun adding his Continental
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The merging of Chef Andre and Chef Damon's
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welcome the opportunity to retire knowing their name-
sake restaurant is in the "perfect hands."
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The Sea Hagg in Cortez is celebrating its first birth-
day Thursday, Nov. 11, with "special incentives"
through Friday.
The store, formerly known as Nautical But Nice,
boasts rare stock "from anchors to Zenith telescopes,
fish pickling barrel, lamps, net floats, buoys, models,
mermaids, dolphins, manatees, charts, netting, etc."
The store is at 12304 Cortez Road in Cortez. De-
tails may be obtained at 795-5756.
Realty raves
Top agent in sales for October at A Paradise Inc.,


I --r- r-- --- w -- '
ALMOST GULFFRONT!
Designed with distinction, this one-year-old
home offers quality craftsmanship and many
custom features. Modern design has glass-en-
closed living area with beautiful, natural oak
flooring and beautifully equipped kitchen with
Granicove counter, breakfast bar and quality
cabinets ... all with Gulf views. Twin glass doors
open onto deck providing a tropical Island
lifestyle. Master bedroom and bath adjoin dress-
ing area and additional bath on third floor. Cov-
ered patio and home surrounded by lovely land-
scaping, plus tropically landscaped walkway to
beach only 135 feet away! Priced at $695,000.


Since
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLIN REALTY BROKER
'We ARE the Island."
9805 Gulf Drive PO Box 835 Anna Maria, Florida 34216
1-800-845-9573 (941) 778-2259 Fax (941) 778-2250


THE ISLANDER U NOV. 10, 1999 N PAGE 25
Realtor, was Ed Oliveira, while the top listing team was
Dick Maher and Dave Jones.
Sharon E. Oper of Wedebrock Real Estate Co.
on Longboat Key has 100 hours of study to gradu-
ate form the Florida Realtor Institute with GRI des-
ignation. Among other organizations, she is a mem-
ber of the American Foreign Service Association
and the Florida Association of Retired U.S. Foreign
Service Employees.

Art auction Saturday
on Longboat Key
A charity auction to benefit the United Way Paul
Salter Fund will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, beginning
at 10 a.m. at Longboat Framing Gallerie, 6824 Gulf of
Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.
Featured items include oils, watercolors, litho-
graphs and sculptures by Tony Curtis, Jonathan Win-
ters and Arlie Gray. There will also be landscapes, ,
bronzes, photography, collectibles and antiquities.
For more information, call 383-8914.


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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 Islander
Bystander office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
or call 778-7978.

POLICE HOME SCANNER, new in box $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.

D.E. POOL FILTER, good for up to 40,000 gallon
pool, used only a few months. Cost $400, sell $200.
778-6691.

BREAKFAST SET, two swivel chair rockers, one recliner
chair, rattan couch and table lamp. All match. 778-609.

SOFA BED, dresser with mirror, lamps, bed-stand,
pictures and other items. 778-5231.

REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER 18-cf. Whirlpool, al-
mond with ice maker. Looks and works fine. $200 or
best offer. 778-7816.



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.

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



F RENTALS
Annual / Seasonal / Monthly / Weekly


SALE SATURDAY, Nov. 13, 8am-1pm. Toys, boys
2T clothes, women's clothes, kitchen table, house-
hold and miscellaneous items. 1103 Gulf Drive
South, Bradenton Beach.

YARD SALE SATURDAY, Nov. 13, 8am-noon. Com-
plete set of dishes for 12. Lots of household goods.
426 Pine Ave, Anna Maria.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Nov. 13, 8am-noon.
Miscellaneous items. 206 83rd St., Holmes Beach.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Nov. 13, 8-10am. Queen
bed, furniture, crafts, kitchen items, books, and more.
5604 Guava St., Holmes Beach, around back.

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, Nov. 13, 9am-lpm.
Lawnmower, edger, furniture and miscellaneous. 11
Palm Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, just west of St.
Bernard church.



ANYONE INTERESTED in playing guitar for fun?
Forming little fun group, pickin' and grinnin' amateurs pre-
ferred! Banjo, bass, keyboard and drums also! 779-0282.

YOGA CLASSES STARTING Nov. 15 with Harmony
Feldman. Beginning or intermediate levels, daytime or
evening. Anna Maria Art League. 921-0074. Pre-enroll.

AVON CALLING COSMETICS, gifts and Christmas
items. Anew, Skintrition, Skin-So-Soft. Free gift. Calls
returned promptly. Call Alison at 383-6201.

ART AUCTION SATURDAY, Nov. 13, 10am. Profits
to the United Way, Paul Salter fund. Oils, watercol-
ors, lithographs, sculpture. Tony Curtis, Jonathan
Winters, Arlie Gray, Florida landscapes, orientals,
English bronzes, photography, sports, collectibles,
antiquities and more. Registration at 9am. Auction at
10am. Charity auction sponsored by Longboat Fram-
ing Gallerie Inc. 6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat
Key, Florida 34228, 383-8914. Conducted by Ameri
Auctions Inc., Barry HarneR, AB 1844 AU 2451.


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Office: 941-750-0328
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All loans are subject to credit and property approval. Program terms
and conditions are subject to change without notice.


(941) 748-6300 Licensed Real Estate Broker


GULFFRONT BEACH HOUSE. Elegant Mediterranean
custom-designed residence featuring imported tile, arched
doorways and a balcony overlooking beach. $1,350,000. Don
Lewis 746-3200. R37566

WATERFRONT
TROPICAL RIVERFRONT HIDEAWAY. Charming 1950's home
with lots of glass overlooking panoramic sunset views. $375,000.
Sandy Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 792-9122. R41033
CHAMPAGNE condominium at a reasonable price describes this
3BR bayfront townhouse. Featuring vaulted ceilings, loft, elevator
and exquisite bay views. More than just a place to live, it's a whole
new way of living offering a life of quiet sophistication. $295,000. Bob
and Penny Hall 749-5981. C40998
ELEGANT MANATEE RIVER ESTATE. 8,724 sq.ft. of exquisite
luxury. Mediterranean appeal. Manicured lawns and garden descend
to river, gazebo and dock. $2,200,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R36022


PANORAMIC VIEW of Tampa Bay from this hexagon shaped Anna
Maria Island residence. This fantastic custom-built home features a
wrap-around porch, beach, fireplace and wood floors. $469,000.
Jeanette Rampone 747-3364 or e-mail: Jraml207@aol.com. R38938
MAINLAND
IDEAL LOCATION. Just minutes to the beaches and walk to great
schools and Desoto Park. This spacious and well cared for home
boasts a large kitchen with loads of cabinetry. $134,900. Sandy
Drapala 794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. R41001
BUILT IN 1997. Northwest Bradenton home shows like a model.
Light, bright and open with 2,404 +/- sq.ft. 3BR/2B, den and three-
car garage. $249,900. Julie DeSear 794-3041. R29621
ELEGANT TWO-STORY POOL RESIDENCE. 5BR/4.5B, 4,327
+/- sq.ft., oak floors throughout. Large family room with fireplace over-
looks brick patio and pool. Circular driveway and separate entrance
to two-car garage. $499,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R40214


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ANNA MARIA GARDEN CLUB plant sale Nov. 20, at
Roser Memorial Church. Donations of books, plants,
cuttings, and decorative plant containers are needed.
Call 778-0256 for information and pick-up.



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

FREE ADORABLE KITTEN, male black and white.
Six weeks old and litter trained. Needs love and
attention. Looking for a good home. 778-4186.


1990 PLYMOUTH LASER five speed. Looks/runs
good, well maintained, cold A/C, nearly new tires.
$1,875. After 5PM. 778-8608.



WET SLIPS AND Hi 'N' Dry storage available at com-
petitive rates in modern, full-service marina. 778-2255.

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

WANTED TO RENT: private boat dock for a 30-ft.
cabin cruiser year-round. Responsible owner 739-2871.

BOSTON WHALER, 13-foot, Dauntless. New bottom
paint. 40-HP Yamaha, recent engine tune-up.
$8,750.792-4156.

BOAT WASHING, compounding, hand waxing,
hand buffing, teak conditioning and refinishing.
Complete detailing, 30-years experience. Satisfac-
tion guaranteed, fully insured. 794-8844.


E mail: smithami@gate.net
Web site: www.smithrealtors.com

OPEN HOUSES
Sunday November 14 2 4 pm

4512 86th St. W., Bradenton ............ $84,900
2BR/1BA home close to beach has huge
duplex-zoned lot and caged heated pool. Call
Liz Codola 778-3098 eves.
6451 Sea Gull Dr., #265, Bradenton ... $119,900
Wild Oak Bay. 3BR/2BA spacious first floor
condo, turnkey furnished and steps from the
pool. Call Zee Catanese 794-8991 eves.
410 Clark Drive, Holmes Beach .... $174,900
3BR/2BA single family home on a large lot.
Duplex zoned with two entrances already. Call
Marion Duncan 778-1589 eves.


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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, cooking,
errands. 9am-1pm, Mon.-Fri. Call Jeana 792-1421.

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

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

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

CLERICAL/ACCOUNTS PAYABLE. Career opportu-
nity for team player with ability to handle multiple
tasks. Fax resume 778-7071.

WANTED:LICENSED RESPIRATORY Practitioner,
full-time. Rehab. experience a plus. Fax resume to
779-2291 or call 778-2641.

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

SECRETARY/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT avail-
able for short or long term assignments. Full/half
days or temporary. MS office, MS word, Excel,
Pagemaker, Publisher and more. 778-8470.


YES, it is possible...
to buy or sell real estate
without Denise Langlois.
... lIt's just harder.

Call Denise today for
info on homes, condos
or duplexes and
put her to work for you!
941-778-0766 Ext. 212
fl.living.net/realtor/1078985



LANGLOIS
REALTOR


PART-TIME CARE GIVER required for Our Island
Home, assisted living facility. Call Annie 778-7842.

TEACHERS, CDAs, COUNSELORS and volunteers
needed at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's after school program. 25 hours a week.
Monday-Friday. Must be willing to be a team player
in an exciting, positive environment. Will pay $7-$9,
depending on experience and education. Anyone
interested please call Maggie at 778-1908.

ISLAND LUMBER AND HARDWARE, help wanted
full -or part-time. Yard help and office. Come in for an
application. 213 54th St., Holmes Beach.

GIFT SHOP AND BOUTIQUE sales position avail-
able. Full-and parttime. Buccaneer Inn 383-5565.



MAN WITH SHOVEL Plantings, natives, mulching, trim-
ming, clean-up, edgings, and more. Hard-working and
responsible. Excellent references. Edward 778-3222.

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

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

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

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

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.






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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.


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

NOTARY SERVICES AVAILABLE, low fees,
bonded. Marriages also. 778-5325.

MAID FOR YOU. Residential cleaning for all your
needs. Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and special occa-
sions. Reasonable rates, dependable service, li-
censed and bonded. Call today for a free estimate
and leave the dirty work for me. 792-7613.

CLEANING SERVICES, detailed and organized. We
use our own supplies. Free estimates. Longboat Key
resident. 920-0046.

IRONING DONE SHIRTS to sheets. Holiday table-
cloths and napkins. Pick-up, delivery. References.
Call "Pressed for Time" at 778-4192. Call early.

BOAT WASHING, compounding, hand waxing, hand
buffing, teak conditioning and refinishing. Complete
detailing, 30 years experience. Satisfaction guaran-
teed, fully insured. 794-8844.

ISLANDER CLASSIFIED The best news in town
and the best results from classified ads and service
advertising!



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

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Residen-
tial/commercial, full-service maintenance, landscaping in-
stallation, 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.


DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS

WALK TO BEACH
Beautifully remodeled
3BR/2BA home. Very spa- ,
cious greatroom plan with K e' 1
exquisite use of hardwood
and ceramic tile flooring
throughout the home. Kitchen and baths have been redone to
reflect today's designer touches. Landscaped and fenced for
serene privacy and utmost beauty. Ground-level bonus room
and three-car parking too! Incomparably lovely and immacu-
lately maintained. $209,000.
RFIMA G GULFSTREAM
S941- -REALTY
941-778-2200


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


WEST BRADENTON
3BR/2BA with large workshop
in a quiet neighborhood. Close
to schools and shopping.
Carport. Large backyard with
room for pool. $82,900.
BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOME
Build your dream home and
enjoy nature on these 6.78
acres. Only 22 miles east of I-
75. Additional lots available.
$40,680. IB20404


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-
evated, canalfront 3BR/3BA
home. Across from bay. Light and
bright with view down canal from
two decks. $369,000. IB39198


Karin Stephan
Ich Spreche Deutsch
924-9000
Eves: 388-1267


www.arvidarealty.com


_ "Wir Sprechen Deutsch"
RESIDENTIAL
TWO VILLAS WITH HEATED CAGED POOL. 4BR/2BA each with
2,006 sq. ft. living area. $440,000. May sell separately @ $227,900 each.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
BRAND NEW KEY WEST HOME 4BR/3BA with Gulf and bay
views. Upgrades and extras. Shaft for elevator. $445,000.
LARGE BAYVIEW LOT. Boat slip. 90 by 132 feet. $149,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA, 1700 model Enclosed lanai. $110,000.
PINEBROOK 2BR/2BA, golf, glassed lanai. First floor. $102,500. Ask for Bob.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $88,000.
COMMERCIAL
STYLING SALON Eight stations. Great location. $39,000 OBO.
LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to Gulf beach $150,000.
HISTORIC BRIDGE STREET 2,400 sq. ft., three stores, 150 ft.
to Sarasota Bay. Can add to size. Developing area. $355,000.
40 AC MOL Zoned 6 units/acre. Ellenton. $1,000,000.
27 APARTMENTS and home in Bradenton with pool. Ask for Roni or Janc.

RENTALS
Seasonal-5400-2BR/2BA, Direct Gulf. Like new. Heated pool.
Vacation/Seasonal GULFSANDS 2BR/2BA, heated pool.
VILLAS & HOMES available for vacations. Ask for Lu.

5508C MARINA DRIVE 778-0807 800-956-0800
www.tdolly@bhip.infi.net TDOLLYYOUNGREALESTATE.COM


Carol S. Heinze
REALTOR/CRS
778-5059






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Commercial Residential Free Estimates
Sandy's Lawn Mowing Trimming Edging
Lawn Hauling By the cut or by the month.
IriT We Monitor Irrigation Systems
Service INSURED GUARANTEED LOWEST
778-1345 PRICES AND SATISFACTION
I Established in 1983
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CONSTRUCTION Remodeling Contractors
CONSTRUCTION Building Anna Maria since 1975
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Paradise Improvements
Quality home repair and maintenance
Steven Kaluza 778-4173
Island References and Insured
Painting Drywall Tile Doors Screens Etc ...

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

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


AN UNI HINTING
Residential Commercial
Check our references: ;i
"Quality work at a reasonable price." -
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 778-2860

Quality Work Licensed-Insured Reliable Service


Bud Jackson

HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Painting Carpentry Tile


(941)383-8301


Longboat Key, Fl


FREE SECURITY SYSTEM
Includes : Installation Master Control Panel
Key Pad Three Door and Window Sensors
Motion Detector Signs and Decals
941-794-8528
Ask about kids and seniors specials ./


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agreement required.
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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.


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.

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.

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

PAINTING, STAINING, VARNISHING. Decks,
interior and exterior, 35 years experience, 30 year
resident. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. 794-8844.


BAYFRONT COTTAGE WITH DOCK. Turnkey
furnished, 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.
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.


$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.
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, Holmes Beach. Updated, clean
and spacious. Steps to bay, beach and shopping.
$750 per month, first, last and security. 778-5482.
TWO BEDROOM RENTALS, furnished/unfurnished,
minutes away from the Gulf. Shopping, dining and
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ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA, very nice neigh-
borhood, stroll to beach! Cathedral ceilings, new kitchen
and appliances-beautiful! Non-smokers preferred,
small pet considered $700 month, first, last, security.
778-9798, 704-3171 or 305-296-1127 collect.

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/1BA, 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.

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.

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.

ENJOY THANKSGIVING OR Christmas on the
beaches of Anna Maria! Have 2BR/ house just two min-
utes from beach, west side of Gulf Drive and 2BR du-
plex 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.

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.

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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.

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.

AVAILABLE DEC. 1-JAN. 14. 2BR/2BA on the
beach. Heated pool, tennis court. $600 week, two
week minimum. 778-3231.

ANNA MARIA CANALFRONT 2BR/1BA duplex.
Dock, washer/dryer hook-up. Yard and trash service.
$695 per month, one year lease, deposit. Option to
renew. No pets. 778-5793.

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER and December Anna Maria
2BR/1BA canalfront duplex. Quiet convenient location.
$1,600 per month, $500 per week. No pets. 778-5793.

3BR HOME ACROSS the street from beach. New
kitchen with washer/dryer. Central heat, and air-con-
ditioning. Ground level with carport. $800 month,
annual rental. 859-2857.
ANNUAL RENTAL 1BR/1BA apartment in Holmes
Beach. $495 per month plus utilities. 778-0426.

ANNUAL RENTALS 2BR/1.5BA with enclosed lanai.
$750. Large 1BR with kitchen, bath and fireplace.
$575. 778-6665.

ANNUAL RENTAL 503 59th St. 2BR/2BA, one-car
garage, canalfront home for $860 per month. First
and security. Doug Dowling Realty 778-1222.

SEASONAL LOVELY MODERN 2BR/1BA single-
story home steps from white sandy beach. Spacious
turn-key furnished. Washer/dryer, cable TV. Utilities
included. $2,800 month. Three month minimum. No
pets. 813-985-6765.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA on canal. Washer/dryer hook-up.
Call 778-7039.


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2BR/1BA, $900 per month. 304 Clark Drive, 3BR/2BA, nished small 2 room apartment. $400 month, first and
$800 per month. Call Betsy Hills Real Estate 778-2291. last. Call 778-1285.

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RETL oniudRAL SATECniudRAL SATECntne


ANNA MARIA ISLAND north-end water view rental.
Jan. to May. 2BR/1BA 20 steps to beach. Very
clean. $1,800 $2,000 per month. Call 508-672-8881
after 9:30AM.

RENTAL EFFICIENCY APARTMENT redecorated,
seasonal. Holmes Beach, two blocks from beach,
utilities included. $625 month. 727-466-0666.

GULF BEACH VIEW, community dock, first floor all
new. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, tile. Very
clean. $3,200 month, $1,000 week. 941-778-7820.

HOLMES BEACH WEEKLY vacation rentals avail-
able until Jan. 1. Stone throw to beach. Heated pool,
reasonable, no pets. 778-4368.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA elevated duplex. Two-car garage,
washer/dryer hook-up, open deck overlooking Spring
Lake, new carpet, no pets. $750 month. Fran Maxon
Real Estate 778-2307.

ANNUAL 1BR/1BA GULFFRONT, Bradenton Beach.
$595 month includes water and garbage. No pets.
Fran Maxon Real Estate 778-2307.

FOR RENT 2BR/2BA with washer/dryer. Walk to beach
and shopping. $750 per month includes water and
cable. Arvida Realty Services, Carol Heinze 795-2915.



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

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


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

JUST COMPLETED NEW 3BR/2BA home one block
from beach. Tile floors, Berber carpet. 2901 Gulf
Drive. $218,900. 778-2316.

HEAR THE SURF and catch glimpses of blue Gulf
waters-all from this newly renovated Holmes Beach
house. 3BR/2BA with 2BR/1 BA 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.

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

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

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

YOUR OWN BEACH cottage, $12,000. Idyllic Gulf
beach a one-minute walk. Great for your weekends,
guests, and for rentals. Fully furnished, satellite TV,
library, art work, turnkey ready. Reduced from
$17,000 for quick sale. New roof. 778-2002.

FANTASTIC BAY VIEWS Anna Maria fourplex plus
large managers office, solar heated pool, excellent in-
come and location. Waiting list of tenants, currently
annual but would make great seasonal. Walk to new
shopping center, bayside park, fishing pier. $549,000.
Call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 720-3879.


Thl Islander


CANALFRONT $189,000 on wide canal in Anna
Maria. Great boating waters just minutes to Tampa
Bay and Gulf. 2BR/ 1.5BA. Enclosed lanai, large
laundry room, dock, central AC and heat. Being sold
by original owner who took very good care of it. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty 720-3879.

PERFECT FIRST HOME, nice quiet neighborhood in
Bradenton, close to shopping, and restaurants. 2BR/
1+BA, large lanai, one-car garage, very well cared
for. $74,900. Ask for Yvonne Higgins at Wagner
Realty 720-3879.

COSTA RICA, GUANACASTE Nicoya, Nosara, bar-
restaurant-house, coffee plantation, land near beach,
lots. Dave 778-1915.

ISLAND CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA home. No bridges
to bay. Fruit trees, great location. $249,000. Gabe
Buky, Coldwell Banker 778-0159.

LARGE LOT FOR sale. Canal with boat dock, quiet
street, north end of Anna Maria. 778-4363.

HOW TO ADVERTISE
DEADLINE: MONDAY NOON for Wed. publication. UP to 3
line minimum includes approximately 21 words $9.00.
Additional lines $3.00 each. Box: $3.00. Ads must be paid in
advance. Stop by or mail to 5404 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach,
FL 34217. We're located next to Chez Andre in the Island
Shopping Center. More information: 778-7978.


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subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to
advertise "any preference, limitation or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial sta-
tus or national origin, or intention to make any such pref-
erence, limitation or discrimination." Familial status in-
cludes children under age of 18 living with parents or le-
gal custodians, pregnant women and people securing cus-
tody of children under 18. This newspaper will not know-
ing accept any advertising for real estate which is in vio-
lation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all
dwellings advertised in this newspaper 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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SUNBOW BAY TOWNHOUSE
3BR/3BA Elegance! Mexican tile, den, water view
and boat dock. Carport, tennis, two pools. $178,500.
ISLAND GIFT SHOP
Well-established Island gift shop. 17 years at the same
location. Appraisal and books available.
WESTBAY POINT & MOORINGS
2BR/2BA turnkey furnished corer 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.
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.



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REALTOR/
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ANNUAL RENTALS
San Remo -IBR/1BA $625
North Beach Village 3BR/2BA $1,600
308 63rd 2BR/2BA $800
SEASONAL RENTALS
Condominiums and Homes Weekly/Monthly
fiom $700 week / $1500 month
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I 60 North Shore Dr ........ $689,000
S 613 Ivanhoe Lane ......... $675,000
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er 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
ttro 621 Ivanhoe Lane .. NEW $525,000
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540 67th Street........... $459,500
527 72nd Street... NEW $434,800
221 Bird Key Dr.... NEW$425,000
S 525 68th Street .................. $339,900
506 Key Royale Dr .......... $299,000
ooldes
personn 237 Oak Ave ........... NEW $198,500

WATERFRONT
AND ISLAND CONDOS:

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

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

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
SMULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:

,lson 101 25th St .................. $549,000
or 107 75th St ................ $499,000

4 2219 Gulf Dr ................ $375,000
203 76th St .................. $219,900

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

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

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ANNA MARIA'S BEST BUY! This great elevated
home in the heart of Anna Maria is close to
everything! 2BR/2BA and lots of storage downstairs.
Nice family neighborhood in walking distance to the
beach. Just reduced to $169,900. Separately deeded
boat slip with direct bay access also available.










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.

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



Fran Maxon
SALES AND RENTALS
9701 Gulf Drive P O Box 717 Anna Maria, FL 34216
io (941) 778-2307
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24 They never need
to be renewed
27 Kind of situation
28 "You got that
right!"
29 Opposing
31 Plundered,
old-style
35 Jet
36 Confucian path
38 Bit of energy
39 Pharmaceutical
giant
45 All--Airways
50 Bicyclist's choices
51 Haemoglobin
deficiency
52 Uncreative
53 Unrefined
54 Series
continuation
57 Poet Sexton
59 Thou
60 Walter Reuther's
org.
61 Suffix with
cannon
62 Cable staple
65 They're coated
with red wax
68 Inadvisable
action
70 Spanish wave


71 One may be a
favorite
72 Thick-plumed
songbird
73 London
landmark
77 Ladies of
Versailles: Abbr.
79 Doesn't keep
80 "The Old Wives'
Tale" playwright
81 One may be
taken to the
cleaners
83 Actress Graff
85 "Zuckerman
Unbound"
novelist
88 Relieves
90 1991 Midler/
Allen comedy
95 Yamaguchi's
rival at
Albertville
96 Literary inits.
97 Korea's Roh--
Woo
99 Seat of McLennar
County, Texas
100 Invest
101 Kelly classic
106 "Black utopia" of
1920
107 It may be
recombinant
108 Sending to the
canvas
109 One available
for future
reference?
110 Traveled in
tandem?
112 Remove the dirt
from?
114 Wife of King
Mark of Cornwal
116 Flaw
118 They have a
Slow about them
119 More
apothegmatic
120 Look like
124 Roadside
jumpers: Abbr.


STUMPED


126 "La-la" lead-in
127 Ages
128 Hebrew for
"delight"
129 "L'Islejoyeuse"
composer
136 Tracy's pair
138 Beleaguering
brother
139 Question from
one who doesn't
get it
146 Perfidies
147 Women's rights
pioneer
148 R. J. Reynolds
brand
149 Aiea apparel
150 Perturb
151 Turner and
others
152 Like Henry VIII
153 Procure

DOWN
n 1 Compadre
2 Diamond letters
3 Furry fellow of
80's TV
4 Job experience?
5 "Don't look at
me!"
6 "- People"
(Le Carre best
seller)
7 Begins airing
8 Hammer in oil
9 Elapse
10 Chemical ending
11 L'Age--
12 Dr. Seuss's
"Horton Hears

13 Go through
channels?
14 Home of the
brave?: Var.
15 Laon's
department
16 Enterprise
counselor Deann


17 "Foul Play" star
18 Message on a
tag-sale tag
19 Didn't stop
23 Occupying
oneself with
25 "Melodies and
Memories"
autobiographer
26 Length and width
30 Bouquet--
31 Firefighter, at
times
32 Where many
Goyas hang
33 Add to the dossier
34 Scrabble draws
36 Bar need
37 Vigorously
40 Joseph Smith's
denom.
41 One kept in the
bag?
42 Menotti hero
43 When many
people punch in
44 Indian of the
Sacramento
River valley
46 Lustrous velvet
47 Frequently
exhibiting
48 Steal a march on
49 Atomic
experiments
54 Game show lineup
55 Like an idol
56 Flat rate
58 Eponym of an
old auto
63 "Really!"
64 See 143-Down
66 "Happy Days"
fellow
67 Bankruptcy
follow-up
69 Raised-eyebrow
remarks
74 It was once divided
75 Where to have a
.a cabin


76 Anita 93 Crescent moon
Brookner's 94 Attacks, in a way
"Hotel du 96 Targets of
78 Goof criminal probes
79 Staff differently 98 Unpaid debt
82 Houston-to- 102 Lions'prey
Dallas dir. 10 prey
84 --Valley, San 103 "Sunny" singer
Francisco Bobby
85 Take the chance 104 Less emotional
86 Of no use 105 St. Gregory's
87 More chic residence
89 Writer Shelby 111 Bearded
91 Hereditary title revolutionary
92 Teed off 112 Embargo


113
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117

118
121
122
123
125
129
130

131

132


Small suckers 133 Eskimo transport
Kind of secret 134 Wallop
Robbins and 135 Fast Atl. crossers
others 136 Eye
Riviera resort 137 Short end
Hoi polloi 140 Equi-
Look good on 141 Pickup
Nursery supply 142 It's heard before
Early adders a snap
High-hatter? 143 With 64-Down,
It may be found 1964 Beatles
in a cone tune
Iraqi V.I.P. Tariq 144 Rapa -
--(Easter Island)
Ubangi feeder 145 Starter's need


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