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Volume 8, no. 22, April 12, 2000 FREE


Third bridge to

barrier islands

comes up again
By Paul Roat
What began as a lukewarm com-
ment reached the boiling point before
being quickly extinguished last week.
The hot topic? Another bridge from
the mainland across Sarasota Bay to the
barrier islands.
Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail Cole
stirred the pot late last month at a
Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Plan-
ning Organization meeting. He com-
mented on the severe late-afternoon traf-
fic congestion on northbound Gulf
Drive approaching Cortez Road and
wondered if something could be done.
Sarasota County Commissioner
David Mills, a longtime MPO member
and leading force behind the failed at-
tempts to build high, fixed-span
megabridges to the Islands, said the
MPO had tried to alleviate traffic on the
barrier islands for years and suggested
Cole create a groundswell of public sup-
port for new or wider bridges that did
not have to be opened to boat traffic as
often or at all.
Cole said he was approached by
Longboat Key Vice Mayor John
Redgrave after the MPO meeting and
the talk on the subject continued.
Redgrave later scheduled the topic of a
third bridge at a Longboat commission
workshop April 17.
Town commissioners approved a
resolution supporting a bridge from the
mainland to Coquina Beach.
Cole brought the matter up at last
week's Bradenton Beach City Commis-
sion meeting.
"I'd like to work on this," Cole said.
"It's a serious issue for the Island, but I'll
only proceed if this commission wishes."
"I think it's great, as long as the
bridge is to Longboat Key," Vice Mayor
John Chappie said.
"The traffic problem here is seri-
ous," Cole said, "and if we go into this
in an adversarial position it will bring
you no results. If Longboat Key feels
we're adversarial, I'll drop it. We must
look at this on an open basis, with open
minds. Do I have consensus to proceed
with looking into a third bridge?"
"To Longboat Key?" Chappie again
asked.
"Just a third bridge," Cole said. "We
want to go into this with an open mind,
not a closed mind."
"I don't want a bridge to the south end
of Bradenton Beach for Longboat Key,"
Chappie said. "I'd love to see us look into
a third bridge that would go to Longboat
Key. I'm also suspect as to why Longboat
Key is asking someone outside Longboat
Key to look at a new bridge."
"We have to go into this with an
open mind," Cole, obviously irked, said.


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Loggerhead and its butcher prepare to leave scene
Anna Maria Mayor Gary Defenbaugh, left, talked to Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Agent Ed Prouty at the gruesome scene of the loggerhead turtle mutilation
on Friday, April 7. Janine Robinson, middle, was cited in the incident. She looks
on as FWCC Agent Chris Roszkowiak prepares to remove the loggerhead re-


mains. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch

"Either we do it or we don't."
"We don't need a third bridge to this
Island," Commissioner Dawn Baker said.
"How can you go into anything with
a closed mind?" Cole snapped. "You
have to go into this with an open mind
to get the best results. That's the end of
it, as far as I'm concerned."
The matter was dropped by
Bradenton Beach city commissioners.
However, the Wednesday meeting of
the Coalition of Islind Elected Officials
will include discussion of a third bridge
from 53rd Street to Coquina Beach on
its agenda. The meeting, beginning at 2
p.m., will be held at the Longboat Key
Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road,
Longboat Key.

Not the first time
The subject of another bridge from
the mainland to the barrier islands some-
where between Cortez and Sarasota has
come up periodically for decades. The
last time was in 1996. when the MPO
sponsored a day-long workshop called a
charrette to discuss the subject.
Participants in the March 6, 1996,


charrette agreed that the need of the
bridge must be proven before applying
for any permits. That need was not evi-
dent in any of the nine comprehensive
plans that encompass the bridge area.
Also, environmental impacts the bridge
could create were deemed serious by the
group.
"It is clear that environmental per-
mits cannot be issued for a new bridge
crossing Sarasota Bay," that final report
stated, "unless significant community
support exists for the project; over-
whelming need is clearly defined; sig-
nificant time is devoted to reach a deci-
sion on the appropriate improvements
and on the process of permitting; and
significant cost is incurred in the ap-
proval process in construction."
The MPO representative from
Longboat Key was somewhat outspoken
on the matter at that 1996 meeting.
"The question was, can we build a
bridge?" former Longboat Key Mayor
Bob Drohlich said. "We got a consult-
ant, got the permitting agencies to-
gether, and came back with a definite
answer- no, we can't build the bridge.
We need to put this subject to rest."


Anna freed,


loggerhead


butchered in


Anna Maria
By Bonner Futch
Good news, bad news.
Anna, the leatherback turtle rescued
from our shore and again from Indian
Rocks Beach, is returned again to the
Gulf of Mexico waters, possibly bearing
eggs. Scientists speculate her injured,
later amputated, flipper prevented her
from crawling past the waterline to nest.
Next beaching, everyone agrees,
Anna will be left alone to fend for her-
self and hopefully to lay her eggs.
That's good news. Hopeful news.
It was really bad news at the north
end of Anna Maria Island Friday, April
7, where a macabre scene unfolded at
Bean Point.
Anna Maria's state turtle protection
permit-holder Suzi Fox was tipped off
by North Shore Boulevard homeowners
that a woman had come to- their door
seeking to borrow a saw to cut up a
turtle she'd found on the beach.
Fox alerted Manatee County
Sheriff's Office and Patrol Deputy Jules
Dengler awaited her on the beach. On
arrival at the Bean Point shoreline, she
found a 250-pound loggerhead,
straddled across a mover's dolly.
Dengler said witnesses on the beach
advised him a woman who had been
SEE TURTLE, NEXT PAGE



Happenings

Saturday April 15
Great American Cleanup
2000: Island cleanup. Volunteers
meet t 9 a.m. at Beach House,
King Fish Boat Ramp or Anna
Maria City Hall.
Bicycle Rodeo and Safety
Expo: Holmes Beach Police host
bike skills, bike safety testing and
fun. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anna
Maria Elementary School.
Fun Day: Anna Maria Island
Little League picnic and activities,
including team/individual photos at
the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 8:30 a.m.

Sunday April 16
Palm Sunday: Easter Cantata
at Island Baptist Church, 7 p.m.

Monday April 17
Anna Maria Island Historical
Society meeting: Speaker Karen
Bell of Cortez, 7:30 p.m. at Anna
Maria City Hall.
More information inside.


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PAGE 2 0 APRIL 12, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER


Holmes Beach election snafu to


be fixed this November


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Once is not enough.
That could be the cry of the Holmes Beach City
Commission after it voted last week to go back to ref-
erendum in November with its newly approved election
date.
In March city voters approved changing the city's
election date from March to the "second Tuesday in
November." The move was designed to save the city
$3,000 a year in election costs by tagging onto county,
state and national elections.
Unfortunately, no one checked the wording that
establishes the date for general elections, which states
the "first Tuesday after the first Monday in November."
Commission Chairman Roger Lutz said he spoke
with City Attorney Patricia Petruff and commissioners
have three options for change:
Put the question on the next general election bal-
lot in November.
Leave it as is, which will mean the city will have
to pay for any election that does not coincide with a
general election.
Wait until the next charter review commission
convenes in 2001 and it can recommend a correction.
Any revisions approved by the charter review commis-
sion would be voted on in November 2002.
"If we put it (the change) on the ballot in Novem-
ber 2000 and it passes, then it's done and we won't
miss an election," Lutz said.


Turtle mutilated, woman cited
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
handling the turtle had gone home to get a hacksaw or
handsaw to cut it up. They said she told them she lived
nearby on Alamanda, a short distance away, and they
should watch out for "her turtle" while she was gone.
Witness Jeff Pecce of Atlanta and nephew Jordan
Gainey, 8, said they saw the woman drag the turtle
from the near-shore sandbar to the beach. They said
they'd seen the turtle the previous day on the sandbar
"intact."
Now mutilated, young Gainey described the turtle
as having all its flippers, but, he said, the head was
damaged. It was cut across the top and the bottom jaw
jutted to one side, as Pecce nodded in agreement.
It looked normal yesterday, they agreed.
But today, it laid on the dolly mutilated, its head
and front flippers missing.
Beachgoers said the woman they saw handling the
turtle told them she was going to cut up the turtle, take
the shell and sell it for as much as $1,000.
This, in spite of the fact several witnesses reported
advising the woman her actions were most likely illegal.
She even offered to pay Pecce and his brother to help
her wrestle the turtle ashore and cut it up, Pecce said.
So, Fox and Dengler waited alongside the logger-
head for the woman to return and notified Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Moments later, she strolled from between million-
dollar homes up the beach to the high-water line and
walked toward the turtle carrying a handsaw and a
pitcher of refreshments.
"Am I in trouble?" she asked as she walked up on
Dengler and Fox.
Dengler asked Janine Robinson of Alamanda
Road, Anna Maria, if she had put the turtle on the dolly.
It's illegal for you to handle a loggerhead, Fox
explained. It's a protected species.
"I can't believe it's illegal," Robinson insisted. "It
was dead when I found it."
Dengler asked, "Did you have a conversation with
anyone who said this was illegal?"
Robinson said, "I worked my tookus off getting
that turtle up here. I was going to take the shell home,
sand it off, decorate it and hang it on my wall. I feel like
such a jerk. Nobody said it was illegal. I can't believe
I can't keep it after all I've been through."
Robinson explained she'd been ill from the stink of
the decomposing turtle.
Dengler and Fox asked Robinson what she'd done
with the missing flippers and head.
Robinson said she'd buried the flippers, but the


Bradenton Beach election
out of sync, too
Bradenton Beach's election date change, in-
tended to mesh with federal, state and county elec-
tions in November, is awry.
When the city charter was approved by voters
four years ago, the election section called for voting
to take place on the "first Tuesday of November."
However, all the.other election date language calls
for November elections to be held "on the first Tues-
day after the first Monday in November."
Oops.
Members of the city's appointed charter re-
view committee are looking into the charter and
will address the election change, probably later
this month. They've got some time the first
time the city election will not coincide with all the
other election days is in November 2005.


"When I brought this issue up, it was clear that my
intent was to make it coincide with the general elec-
tion," Commissioner Rick Bohnenberger said. "I don't
think we should wait for a charter review. I think we
should have it on the ballot in November."
The others agreed.
Lutz said the city's attorneys will rectify the prob-
lem without charging the city for its time.


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Macabre scene for turtle lovers
Janine Robinson, right, admits to Anna Maria's state turtle protection permit-holder Suzi Fox and Manatee
County Sheriff's Deputy Jules Dengler that she had mutilated the beached loggerhead turtle at Bean Point.
The turtle was spray-painted yellow by Fox to protect it from other scavengers.


head dropped in the Gulf. "I'm sorry, I.don't have the
head for you. It fell in the water and I couldn't get it."
She took Fox down the shore to where the flippers
were buried and Fox retrieved them in a plastic bag.
FWCC agents arrived to handle the investigation
related to the turtle disturbance. They cited Robinson
with second degree misdemeanor possession of turtle
parts through mutilation.
If convicted, she may be imprisoned for a period of
up to 60 days or fined up to $500 or both, according to
the state statute, plus the judge may impose major pen-
alties violations.
Florida law states no person may take, possess,
disturb, mutilate, destroy, cause to be destroyed, sell,
offer for sale, transfer, pursue, or harass any marine
turtle, nest or eggs at any time.
Wildlife Officer Terry Noll said the case will be re-
ferred to the National Marine Fisheries Commission,
where federal charges could also be assessed.
According to the U.S. Endangered Species Act of
1973, federal violators may be assessed a civil penalty
up to $25,000 or a criminal penalty of up to $100,000
and up to one year imprisonment.


Wildlife officers confiscated the mover's dolly, the
handsaw Robinson brought to the beach, and requested
she wait while they examined the turtle and spoke to
witnesses.
Meanwhile, Fox consoled Robinson, suggesting
she have a drink and relax. Robinson said she was
pleased the officer didn't know she had vodka in her
pitcher, and took a long drink.
Deputy Dengler cited Robinson for violation of a
city ordinance that prohibits alcohol on the beach,
which carries a maximum fine of $55 or up to $500 if
a plea of guilty is entered.
But Dengler had one more question.
"Where's the saw you used to cut off the flippers
and head? Is that the saw you used?" he asked.
Robinson replied, "No. I ripped them off with my
hands."
An insightful young man summed up things at the
scene. Gainey said Robinson walked by his family on
the beach as she returned with her handsaw to the scene
and the awaiting officer, glancing over to say, "Am I
in trouble yet?"
"So, she knew," Gainey said.


Islander captures

8 editorial,

4 advertising awards
By Bonner Futch
The Islander was notified this week it will re-
ceive eight editorial awards in the 1999 Florida Press
Association's annual "Better Newspaper Contest."
The notification from FPA of random winners
lists newspapers in categories of awards, but not
the place. Winners of first place, second place and
so on, in the annual competition will be announced
on June 8 at the FPA convention.
Award categories listing The Islander among
the winners include editorial, original local edito-
rial cartoon; first amendment defense, news story,
individual graphic, feature picture, headline writ-
ing and environmental or conservation writing.,
In an earlier FPA contest announced in 1999, the
Better Newspaper Display Advertising Contest, The
Islander took 1998-99 awards in several categories.
For entertainment/dining advertising, a Bridge
St. Pier and Caf6 ad produced by graphic designer
Elaine Stroili and account representative Kim
Durocher won third place.
For most effective use of small space, first
place for Robyn's Nest, Rebecca Barnett account
representative, and a second place for a pet adver-
tisement produced by Stroili.
The newspaper also received first place for its
Native Rentals advertisement produced by Barnett
and Stroili.








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Sticky Man, AKA Edgar
Landa of Tallahassee,
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Publix store April 1 to
Encourage shoppers not
S"to litter and ask for their
participation in the
2000 Florida Great
American Cleanup.on
Sr April 15. To volunteer
to help cleanup the
Island's beaches and
tr Ishores, call Keep
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**: Photo: Pat Copeland.


Island focuses on beach,


shore, bay cleanup Saturday


Anna Maria Island's main part in the Great Ameri-
can Cleanup 2000 comes Saturday, April 15, with vol-
unteers, including divers and boats wanted.
The effort this year will be three-pronged, said
Ingrid McClellan, director of the sponsoring Keep
Manatee Beautiful.
Most important is clearing trash off roadsides and
beaches, Saturday's focus.
Also on the weekend, the city governments are
offered cleanup of city-owned properties, with tipping
fees waived until Tuesday at the county landfill.
And the last week of the month will see trees
planted for beautification, particularly at the entrance
to the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach.
Boaters and their boats are needed to help clean the
beaches of the small islands off Perico Island, and from
Gilligan's Island north of Leverocks, McClellan said.
Interested parties should call her at 795-8272 for infor-
mation and assignments.
She also is asking city governments to remove il-


legal and unsightly roadside signs.
For Saturday's cleanup splurge, volunteers should
check in at 9 a.m. with the group of their choice at one
of the following mustering points:
Bradenton Beach, Beach House Restaurant park-
ing lot.
Holmes Beach, King Fish Boat Ramp.
Anna Maria, city hall.
At the check-in stations, volunteers will get full
information about where to go to work, where
Dumpsters are to receive the trash, and other informa-
tion on the day's efforts.
The local cleanup follows by two weeks the initial
effort in the county, in Bradenton's Ward 5. The whole
campaign is part of the nationwide cleanup in which
hundreds of thousands of volunteers are participating.
Last year's effort saw 68,000 volunteers busy
across Florida, collecting 14 million pounds of trash.
Nearly 900 of them were in Manatee County picking
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THE ISLANDER N APRIL 12, 2000 N PAGE 3

Meetings

Anna Maria City
April 13, 6:45 p.m., Special commission meeting.
Agenda: Special-use permit for the Waterfront Restaurant.
April 13, 7 p.m., Commission work session. Agenda:
Manatee Ecoriomic Development Council presenta-
tion, proposed building permit changes, disposition of
city property, Octoberfest 2000 request, discussion on
evacuation tags phone system, city policies, planning
and zoning recommendations, home occupation permit
requests and road repair bid.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive,
778-0781.
Bradenton Beach
April 13, 5 p.m., Commission second continuance on
rezone.
April 14, 11 a.m., Commission work session.
April 20, 1 p.m., Commission meeting.
April 20, 6:30 p.m., Board of Adjustment.
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
778-1005.
Holmes Beach
April 14, 1 p.m., Police Retirement Board.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
708-5800.
Of Interest
* April 13, 7 p.m., Homeowners association meeting on
proposed Perico Island development, Perico Island Club-
house, 11000 Perico Way, Palma Sola Causeway,
Bradenton.
-*April 17, 3 p.m., Island Transportation Planning Or-
ganization, Holmes Beach City Hall.
* April 19, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected
Officials, Longboat Key Town Hall, 501 Bay Isles Road.
* April 19, 3 p.m., City of Bradenton Planning Department
meeting on Perico Island development plans, Bradenton
City Hall, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton.
* April 20, 7 p.m., Anna Maria and West Side fire dis-
tricts tax rate hearings and preliminary budget sessions,
Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.


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PAGE 4 M APRIL 12, 2000 0 THE ISLANDER


Unfinished drainage business may be finishing up


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
The dust from a bulldozer bearing down on Spring
Avenue last fall has settled.
Still unsettled is whether the state will compensate
Anna Maria for a halted drainage improvement project
in the area of Spring, Palm and Hardin avenues and
Rose Street.
It's been four months since Anna Maria city offi-
cials, taking their cue from unhappy residents who as-
serted they-didn't have a flooding problem and didn't
want the unsightly swales, canceled the project, but not
before swales were dug on each side of Spring Avenue.
The $500,000 grant, awarded in 1997, was sought to
aid stormwater runoff. Sidewalks were also to be in-
stalled on part of the route.
The contractor who did the partial work will be
paid. The engineer and grant writer who assisted the
city with the small communities development block

Turtle watchers
prepare for season
An animated Suzi Fox, Anna
Maria Island's state turtle
protection permit holder,
explains to more than 80
volunteers attending an indoctri-
nation meeting at Anna Maria .
City Hall how they should walk
the beach to help protect sea
turtles. The volunteers signed up
for sections where they will
walk, searchfor signs of nesting
and met coordinators. Section
coordinators report to Fox, who
oversees the program through
the hatching season in October.
Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


grant have received more than half of their share of
fees. But the city is still awaiting word from the Florida
Department of Community Affairs, which is oversee-
ing the project, as to whether Spring Avenue will re-
ceive additional monies to be redesigned as residents
requested.
After work was stopped, the grant was revised and
resubmitted to the DCA. It was hoped funds allotted for
the uncompleted service areas Palm and Hardin av-
enues and Rose Street could be funneled to Spring
Avenue to replace the open swales with covered under-
ground piping.
Grant writer Betty Jordan was asked by the city to
amend the grant, which the city commission approved
Feb. 22. At that time, she said the DCA shouldn't take
longer than 45 days to make a decision. She also said she
couldn't think of a reason as to why it wouldn't be ac-
cepted.
Jordan and engineer Joseph Mittauer are to be


paid $36,000 and $76,000 respectively. Some of the
money $95,500- has already been disbursed to
them.
On March 13, a request for funds form was submit-
ted to the DCA. The city received a check Friday, April
7, for $168,937.00.
Jordan said the request was made in order to pay
the contractor. The grant is still in the process of being
amended, she said, and it's hoped-additional money
will be given to the city to redesign Spring Avenue.
Contractor Harvey W. Davis, of E.T. MacKenzie
Company of Florida Inc., submitted a modified bill for
$132,537.08. City Clerk Alice Baird said she is in the
process of cutting a check to Davis for the full amount.
The original contract price was $345,363.40.
The remainder of the funds will be divided be-
tween Jordan, who will receive $20,000, and Mittauer,
who will get $16,000.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh said the city is still
awaiting word from the DCA on the grant's status.
Commissioner Jay Hill said the city was led to
believe it was in breach of its contract with the contrac-
tor. Hill wrote a memo to the commission March 30 in
which he states, "From reading the contract, I conclude
that we are in a much better position than I had previ-
ously believed."
According to the contract, Hill notes the city could
have elected to terminate the agreement upon seven
days notice to the contractor and engineer without
cause and prejudice.
He also said the contract states, "The contractor
shall not be paid on account of loss of anticipated prof-
its or revenue or other economic loss arising out of or
resulting from such termination."
In light of the aforementioned, Hill states, "I believe
that these provisions lead to vastly different conclusions
than have been represented by certain persons, who are
allegedly our representatives or advocates, but appear to
be advancing positions to meet their personal agendas
rather than those of the citizens of Anna Maria."


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Holmes Beach association
meets Saturday morning
The Holmes Beach Civic Association will discuss
butterfly gardening and the proposed huge Perico de-
velopment when it meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April
15, in the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Sheila Hurst of the association said the civic group
is interested in hearing from residents of the commu-
nity with ideas for discussion and action.
Current officers of the association are: Richard
Palmer, president; Joan Perry, vice president; Al Wiedom,
secretary; Hurst, correspondence secretary; Mary
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 12, 2000 U PAGE 5

City clerk

positions filled

in Anna Maria
By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Alice Baird, Anna Maria's newest city clerk, and
Carol Baker, the mayor's choice for deputy city
clerk, were sworn in Friday, April 7, on the front
steps of city hall.
Ironically, the swearing in ceremony was held
exactly one year from the day copies of resumes for
a vacant city clerk position were requested from
former Mayor Chuck Shumard. The Islander was
denied access to those records, sparking a public
records lawsuit that concluded with a settlement
agreement in February.
The vacant position was eventually filled by
then public works clerk Laura Vogel, who resigned
Feb. 18.
Mayor Gary Deffenbaugh's appointment of
Baird was approved unanimously by the commission
March 23.
Anne Beck, the interim city clerk and public
works director, performed the swearing-in, with
Deffenbaugh present to congratulate the two women
on their appointments.
Baird, of Bradenton, said she's happy to be on
board. She is very knowledgeable of Island politics,
having been Bradenton Beach's city clerk for 15
years before resigning last summer.
Baker, who also lives in Bradenton, was hired
originally as a temporary employee. Deffenbaugh
said he chose her for the deputy clerk position be-
cause he admires her energy and efficiency. She has
extensive experience with computer software and
-bookkeeping.
Baird will earn $35,000 annually, while Baker
will earn $21,450 annually. Vogel earned $30,285 a
year before leaving her position.







PAGE 6 E APRIL 12, 2000 E THE ISLANDER




Opinion


Egad, this again?
Yes, here we go again.
Four years ago last month, Islanders went through
a planning process with members of various federal,
state, regional and local officials to determine the fea-
sibility of another bridge from the mainland to the bar-
rier islands between the Cortez and Ringling bridges.
The workshop, called a charrette, brought all the
people together who would have anything to do with
issuing permits or helping to pay for such a bridge.
Charrette participants spent the better part of a day
hashing out the issues about mangroves, seagrasses,
landing and takeoff points even the impacts on birds
and manatees.
And in the end, the bridge discussion was all for
naught with one small exception.
"Environmental permits could never be issued for
another bridge."
Seems pretty clear-cut, doesn't it?
But here we go again with another set of angst over
a proposal for another bridge. Stirred up by a Sarasota
County commissioner and a Longboat Key town com-
missioner, newly elected Bradenton Beach Mayor Gail
Cole has already been the recipient of a resolution by
Longboat Key endorsing another bridge from the
mainland to Bradenton Beach.
This is from the same citizenry who has been try-
ing to convince the City of Sarasota to approve a high-
level, fixed-span bridge to replace the Ringling Bridge
to better serve their evacuation, shopping and theater
needs.
Now Longboat is hoping to railroad a similar pro-
posal on the Island under the guise of a south-Island
bridge reducing the weekend traffic jams from
beachgoers trying to exit Coquina Beach.
But leaving aside any Longboat Key-Anna Maria
Island debate, the fact remains that environmental laws.
have not changed dramatically enough for any bridge
to be built without significant seagrass damage and
other detrimental environmental impacts.
Millions and millions of dollars have been spent in
this area in the past 10 years or so to improve and pre-
serve Sarasota Bay.
Millions of dollars have been wasted by the Florida
Department of Transportation for unwanted,
unpermittable bridges.
Do we want to go through this futile exercise
again?
We don't think so.
Well, maybe, if it's to Longboat Key.



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'Untrue implications' rebuked
While my husband chooses to ignore the un-
founded implication contained in Vivienne Barnes'
letter to the editor in The Islander, April 5, suggest-
ing that he had not disqualified himself from consid-
erations concerning the Anna Maria City Pier, I can-
not.
At the March 9 city commission meeting, when
the subject of bids for the pier was brought up for the
first time, and before any discussion, Jay immedi-
ately disqualified himself because a client of his was
one of the persons submitting a proposal.
It is interesting that Ms. Barnes can remember
quotes from other commissioners, but failed to re-
member that Jay had disqualified himself. I feel that
her remarks were a personal attack on my husband's
integrity and character and I am disturbed at her un-
true implications.
Obviously, Ms. Barnes does not know my hus-
band.
Janet E. Hill, Anna Maria


No pot shots, please
I was astonished and disappointed when I read the
last paragraph of Vivienne Barnes' letter in the April
5 Islander.
She leaves readers with the impression that Anna
Maria Commissioner Jay Hill might misuse his elected
office on behalf of a client.
Ms. Barnes and I were both at the same meeting
when [Rod & Reel Pier owner] Mr. Schoenfelder's
proposal was made public for the first time. Before any
other discussion took place, Mr. Hill took the floor and
stated clearly that since he is Mr. Schoenfelder's attor-
ney, he would not discuss or take a position of the is-
sue.
Our new commission is accomplishing a great deal
and their willingness to listen and act on citizens' ideas
and opinions is a refreshing change of direction. Tak-
ing unjustified pot shots at them is unfair and counter-


productive.
John Michaels, Anna Maria

More courteous drivers, please
After reading a letter in "Your Opinion" regarding
pedestrian safety, I had to write. I am a registered nurse
and work in Bradenton during the winter. I very fre-
quently drive to the Manatee County Public Beach via
Cortez Bridge and Gulf Drive.
I have been horrified at the rudeness of drivers and
their inconsideration of people attempting to cross Gulf
Drive to the beach.
Many times I have stopped to allow someone to
cross and a driver coming from the other direction
doesn't stop to also allow the pedestrian to cross. At
times four or five cars will pass before someone stops
because I'm waving my arm out the window to get
their attention. In the meantime someone behind me is
honking the horn. Sometimes I have to go on because
no one will stop.
I also stop to allow drivers to get out of the side
streets or back out of the Gulf Drive Cafe (very danger-
ous); that parking should be removed for everyone's
safety.
One particular incident last week: I let someone
back out and the car coming the other way had plenty
of time to stop but refused, blew their horn and drove
up on the side of the road to go around the car. It was
a gray van with out-of-state plates.
My question to all drivers is this: If that was you,
wouldn't you want someone to stop and let you cross
the street or let you out of a parking spot or side street?
Is it too much to take a minute and perform a random
act of kindness?
The local people complain about winter people and
the winter people complain about the local people.
From an objective point of view, I have seen both
groups of people being equally rude and inconsiderate.
I saw a wonderful license plate here that read "R-
U-KIND." Shame on those who aren't.
Patricia Hall, Bradenton






THE ISLANDER M APRIL 12, 2000 M PAGE 7


Holmes Beach orders re-entry car tags for residents


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After balking at a Bradenton Beach plan to record
and track car tags to be used to identify residents' ve-
hicles for re-entry after an evacuation, Holmes Beach
has developed its own software program.
Commissioners recently voted to use a data base
developed by police department dispatcher Greg
Gebhardt and order tags for its residents.
The Bradenton Beach software program, devel-
oped by David Silver of Hello Software Inc., records
the resident's name, address and telephone number;
business name, if applicable; property identification
number and city code; sticker color, number, year reg-
istered and expiration date and the make, model, color
and license number of the vehicle.
Gebhardt's system is a simpler version that records
the resident's name, address, phone number, pin num-
ber, sticker number and color, registration and expira-
tion date and a city code.
Commissioner Don Maloney asked commissioners
for their opinions of Gebhardt's data base. Commis-
sioner Rich Bohnenberger asked the purpose of it.
Bohnenberger said the city's police officers can get
"all the information they need" by checking a resident's
vehicle tag number in the department's computer system.
"The data base can be used for a multitude of
things," Holmes Beach Police Lt. Dale Stephenson
noted. "We'll will be loading the information into the
police department computers. We can use the informa-
tion for investigative purposes and for emergency man-
agement. If something comes up, we can put a name in
our computer (and get information about that person)."
"I'm wondering if it's another step closer to 'Big
Brother,'" Bohnenberger observed.
Commission Chairman Roger Lutz said if the city
is issuing tags that "give special privileges, then it's not
unreasonable to get some information."
Stephenson said the tag program is voluntary and a
tag is not required for re-entry after a storm. In lieu of a
tag, a resident can show two pieces of identification one
photo ID and one listing his/her street address.


After more than seven years of discussion, one
Island city has finally approved a speedier way for
residents to return to the Island after an order to
evacuate has been lifted.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners have ap-
proved issuance of red tags to be hung off the rear-
view mirror of one vehicle per family. The tags are
free, but need to be picked up at city hall after a brief
form is filled out.
The tags will be valid for three years. Cost is
currently estimated at $1,925, but may be less if
another manufacturer is found, according to
Bradenton Beach Police Lt. John Cosby.
Business owners are also eligible for the tags,
and "essential service providers" will receive pri-
ority passage back onto the Island with their yel-
low-colored tags.
Cosby said the tags will make it quicker and


easier for officers to allow residents and business
owners access back to the Island after a hurricane
or other disaster prompts an evacuation order.
However, if a resident does not have a red or yel-
low tag, he or she may still return home with two forms
of identification proving they are residents.
The tag discussion began after problems
evolved in other parts of the country during hurri-
cane re-entry. However, Island cities have been
bogged down in implementing the tags for a host of
reasons over the years, primarily over who would
handle the record keeping of the tag information and
what cost, if any, would be charged for the tags.
Holmes Beach has recently approved a similar
program. Anna Maria and Longboat Key are still
debating the issue.
Cosby said the tags should be ready to be issued
next month in Bradenton Beach.


Cortez Road job finally off the ground


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Three years and at least one false start later, the
Cortez Road median landscaping work seems ready
to get rolling.
A contract to gussy up the median from 75th
Street to 119th Street has been awarded by Manatee
County to Sun State Landscaping of Parrish for
$88,958.55. The firm has 30 days to get its insurance
and bonds in order, then probably 30 more days to
begin the work.
Steve Serbaty, project manager, noted that this
will put the work well beyond the traffic-heavy win-
ter season. One lane of the thoroughfare will be
closed to traffic during the construction, he said, and
interference will be minimal.
Ironically, the contract specifies virtually the


same plantings as the contract which was awarded in
July 1998, but didn't get done because the'contrac-
tor concluded it couldn't provide the trees at the
county's price. A different tree was offered, but the
state declined. Cortez Road is a state right of way
and the Florida Department of Transportation speci-
fications prevail, said Serbaty.
The job is the final phase of the DOT's widen-
ing of Cortez Road to four lanes in 1997. DOT and
Manatee County will share the cost of the contract.
The plants will be DOT's choice Indian
hawthorne, junipers and variegated shrubbery.
They will fit into a dozen median strips, four of
them 26 feet wide and the other eight only six feet
wide.
All will be irrigated with reused water, Serbaty
said.


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Holmes Beach board says walls must come down


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
A city error 15 year ago caused a headache for a
Holmes Beach resident last week.
Property owner Janet Stepp, 206 S. Harbor Drive,
was called before the code enforcement board for a vio-
lation of the city's floodplain management regulations.
Stepp thought she had satisfied the city's code in 1985
by following the advice of the city's building official
at the time.
Code Enforcement Officer Walter Wunderlich ex-
plained that in August 1985, the code enforcement board
found property owner Evelyn Bayes in violation of hav-
ing a rental unit on the lower level of the residence.
The board gave Bayes 60 days bring the property
into compliance with a fine of $100 per day if the vio-
lation was not corrected. There was no follow-up on the
board's ruling, nor is there any mention of the property


Islander announces plans
for county office
An Island resident has announced plans to
run for the Manatee County Supervisor of Elec-
tions position..
Bradenton Beach's George Mendez, 56, said
he will file to run for the elections position held
by Bob Sweat.
"1 want ic get as many citizens registered uo
vote as possible," Mendez said of his campaign
platform, "and I want to get the largest voter
turnouts in Manatee Couniv as I canr,
Mendez is the commuter assistance coordi-
nator for the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization. a position he has held for
four years.
A native of Chicago, he moved to Florida as
a youth. He has an undergraduate degree from
Kentucky Christian College and a graduate de-
gree from the University of Texas.
Mendez has three grown children.


in subsequent city documents, Wunderlich said.
Stepp said she bought the residence from Bayes in
September 1985.
"I had to bring it all up to code, so before I paid for
the property I went to the city building department and
asked them to look at it and tell me what I needed to
do," Stepp told the board. "The building inspector told
me to cap the shower and take out the range and refrig-
erator. He said the interior walls were no problem as
long as I used the area only for storage."
Stepp said that in October 1985 the property was
certified in compliance.
Wunderlich said that according to the city's code
the two interior walls must be removed-in order to al-
low for the entry and exit of floodwater.
Stepp's real estate agent, Debbie Thrasher, said the
problem came to light when Stepp decided to sell the
single-family residence and it was mistakenly adver-
tised as a duplex. The advertisement generated a com-
plaint from Mayor Carol Whitmore.
"I can't understand how 15 years later another city


official comes along and says I have to do something
the other one 15 years ago said I didn't have to do,"
Stepp said.
"If the building official certifies something as cor-
rect but it still violates the code, the violation still ex-
ists." City Attorney Jim Dye explained. "The building
official doesn't have the authority to ignore the code."
Code Enforcement Board Chairman Chuck Stealey
said the walls are a violation of Federal Emergency
Management Agency rules and jeopardize the city's
flood insurance program.
"It's wrong and there's nothing we can do about
that," Stealey said. "There's a clear violation of the law
and if it remains as it is, it's a temptation for people to
use those areas illegally and it's unsafe in a flood situ-
ation. We can't ignore the fact those walls are there."
The board found Stepp in violation and gave her 60
days to correct the violation.
"We're sending a message across the community
that we will not tolerate FEMA violations," board
member Joan Perry added.


Holmes Beach mayor makes appointments


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
Mayor Carol Whitmore made the following com-
mission liaison appointments last week
Vice Chairman Rich Bohnenberger Manatee
County Tourist Development Council, Anna Maria
Island Chamber of Commerce, Manasota League of
Cities, legislative matters and Florida Department of
Community Affairs:
Pat Geyer buildings and grounds; roads,
bridges, drainage, canals and erosion; public relations
and police department.
Sandy Haas-Martens alternate to Island Trans-
portation Planning Organization, Manatee County
Commission, Anna Maria Island Community Center,
beaches and shores and Sarasota Bay National Estuary
Program.


Chairman Roger Lutz beautification; parks
and recreation, Keep Manatee Beautiful and planning
commission.
Don Maloney recycling and solid waste, edu-
cation (Anna Maria Elementary School), Island Emer-
gency Operations Center and Holmes Beach Civic
Association.
Whitmore reappointed Joan Perry, Joseph Bracken
and Richard Maher to the city's code enforcement
board and Dr. Frances Smith-Williams to the citizen's
advisory council of the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan
Planning Organization.
In addition, the commission voted to continue to
retain the law firm of Dye, Deitrich, Prather, Petruff
and St. Paul. The firm's rates are $115 per hour for
general legal services and $125 per hour for matters
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Anna swims away again
Anna, the leatherback turtle who beached herself
first on the shore near 49th Street in Holmes Beach,
and after much medical attention at the Clearwater
Marine Aquarium, again at Indian Rocks Beach, is
back in the Gulf once again. Scientists determined
she may have come ashore to lay eggs, but was
impeded by her damaged flipper, and then by the
amputation of that flipper, and they hope she'll try
again. They plan to let nature take its course this
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expo at the Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf
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The rodeo, coordinated by the Holmes Beach
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Saturday, April 15. The Anna Maria Fire Station and
Bradenton Beach police will also be in attendance.
Organizer of the event, Holmes Beach Officer
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tunity to learn about bike safety and to bond with
members of law enforcement.
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Free T-shirts commemorating the event will be
given to children. Hotdogs and soft drinks will be pro-
vided.
For more information, call the police department
at 708-5804.

Annunciation church celebrates
three rites Palm Sunday
The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation will
celebrate three Holy Eucharist rites on Palm Sunday,
April 16, at services at the church, 4408 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
Rite I will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m.; Rite II, a
family liturgy, at 9 a.m.; and a Choral Holy Eucharist
Rite I at 11 a.m.
A nursery is available during the 9 a.m. ceremony.
The Children & Youth Christian Education Program
will follow Holy Communion, at approximately 9:45.
The complete Holy Week schedule is as follows:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17, 18
and 19, Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 20, prayer group at 9
a.m., Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m., foot washing cer-
emony, Holy Eucharist and stripping of the altar at
7:30 p.m., Prayer vigil at the Altar of Repose from
8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
Good Friday, April 21, prayer vigil at the Altar of
Repose from 6 a.m. until noon; the Mass of the Pre-
Sanctified and Solemn Collects at noon; Stations of
the Cross at 1 p.m.; confessions 1:30 until 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, Easter Eve, celebrating the
Great Vigil of Easter at 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 23, festive celebrations of
the Holy Eucharist: Rite I at 7 a.m., Rite II family lit-
urgy at 9, Choral Rite I at 11.

Island author Hennessey
signs works Saturday
Dick Hennessey, Holmes Beach author, will sign
copies of his debut novel, "Few Are Chosen," from 1
to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Circle Books on St.
Armands Circle.
It is a story of three young men searching for suc-
cess in 1940s Hollywood. The author is a retired banker
who writes on Anna Maria Island and acts with the Is-
land Players. Details are available at 388-2850.

Discussion of sharks Saturday
at South Florida Museum
George Burgess, who keeps tabs on shark attacks
throughout the world, will discuss "Shark Bites Man
or Man Bites Shark: Who Is Really Under Attack?" in
Bradenton Saturday, April 15.
He will speak at 11 a.m. at South Florida Mu-
seum, 201 10th St. W. He will tell what provokes
shark attacks and how to avoid them. He is director of
the International Shark Attack File at the University
of Florida. Details may be obtained at 746-4131.


Wed on beach
Rita Kay Krolikowski and David Alien Jiles honey-
mooned on Anna Maria Island after their wedding
ceremony on the beach April 4. The bride is daugh-
ter of Doris Womack of Dallas, the bridegroom is the
son of Rosemarie Jiles. They will live in Sarasota.

Cortez native speaks to
Island historical society
Karen Bell, whose family of fishermen settled in
the quaint fishing village of Cortez in the late 1800s,
will show slides of early Cortez at the April 17 meet-
ing of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held
at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna
Maria, at 7:30 p.m.
In an effort to save one of the few remaining retail
markets and fish houses in Cortez, Bell purchased the
Star Fish Company in 1996. The fish house has been
in business for nearly 80 years.
Those attending the meeting.will--b asked to do-
nate to the Anna Maria museum's renovation/building
program. Checks, made payable to AMIHS, are tax .
deductible.
For further information, call 778-1514.

Easter Cantata .program
at Island Baptist Church
The Island Baptist Church will present an Easter
Cantata, "Love's Greatest Story," on Palm Sunday,
April 16, at 7 p.m.
The program features music and drama celebrating
the death and resurrection of Christ "with a modern
twist" presented by the sanctuary choir, Praise Team
and soloists.
Admission is free and the doors will open at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Beach. For more information, call 778-0719.


Gypsy Artist's Market
coming Saturday
Old and new art at discount prices will be featured
- along with Gypsies at the Artists Guild of Anna
Maria Island Gypsy Artist's Market from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Saturday, April 15.
The event will be in the Island Shopping Center,
corner of Marina Drive and Gulf Drive in Holmes
Beach. Shoppers, browsers and art appreciators in
Gypsy attire are especially welcome, said Mercedes
Thornburg, co-director of the guild's gallery in the
shopping center.
Don Dee the Magnificent will tell fortunes, and a
drawing is planned. Artists will give demonstrations,
guild members will host an open house at their gallery,
and free refreshments will be provided.
In addition to oils, watercolors, pottery, stained
glass and other art works, artists' supplies will be on
sale. Details may be obtained at 778-2424.

Duplicate bridge Monday
Duplicate bridge play is scheduled Monday, April
17, and succeeding Mondays at 1 p.m. at the Church of
the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
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The auction planning committee for Affaire to Remember 2000 gets together to firm up the program for the
huge event May 13 in the "grand ballroom" of St. Bernard Catholic Church. The largest annual fundraiser
for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, last year's event raised more than $100,000. Seated left to right
are Lisa Termini, Kay Kay Hardy, Suki Janisch, Chairperson Trudy Moon, the Center's Scott Dell, and
Jeanne Bystrom; standing are Kathy Breiter and Pierrette Kelly, Center director. Islander Photo: Courtesy
Karly Carlson.


Shell club meets
Thursday at Mote
The Sarasota Shell Club, which includes Anna
Maria Island collectors, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday,
April 13, at Mote Marine Aquarium on City Island, off
the south ramp of the New Pass Bridge. Details are
available at 739-0908.

House candidate to speak
at Democrats' meeting
Daniel E. Dunn, candidate for the U.S. House of
Representatives, will discuss the 2000 congressional
campaign at a meeting of the Anna Maria Island Demo-
cratic Club Monday.
The meeting will be a "dutch treat" luncheon at
noon at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive
N., Bradenton Beach. It is opento all Democrats and
visitors, with no reservations necessary, said club of-
ficial Norton Niss. Details are available at 778-9118.

Carvings of wild birds
of flyway on exhibit
"Wild Birds of the Michigan-to-Florida Flyway" will
be celebrated in carvings by driftwood. sculptor Al
Rollings at Longboat Framing Gallerie Inc. starting Fri-
day,-April 14.
An artist's reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday will-open
the exhibit, which runs through April .28 at the gallery,
6824 Gulf of Mexico Drive, in the Whitney Beach Shop-
ping Center. Details are available at 383-8914.

'Artistic Expressions' reception
opens exhibition Friday
A free public reception from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 14, will launch the "Artistic Expressions"
all-media exhibition at the Art League of Manatee
County galleries, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton.
While "Expressions" of Florida artists is on display
at one gallery, the other will feature "Learning to
Look," a presentation of art by preschool children. Both
exhibits will be on display through May 6. Further in-
formation may be obtained at 746-2862.
Islander Moerk wins music
composition award
Alice A. Moerk of Anna Maria and Fairmont, W.
Va., has received the National League of American Pen
Women award for music composition for 2000.
Moerk is professor of music at Fairmont State
College, maintaining a studio in her home in Anna
Maria. Her brother John also is an Anna Maria resident.
Her folk opera, "The Wise Woman," will premiere
in Fairmont and her concerto for piano, "Ciurlionis,"
will be performed in Washington, D.C., and Chicago
inder the sponsorship of the embassy of Lithuania.


Tingley Library
volunteers sought
The Tingley Memorial Library in Bradenton
Beach is seeking volunteers to work 2 1/2-hour
shifts weekly. No experience is necessary, and
training will be provided.
The library, at 111 Second St. behind city hall,
is staffed with volunteers and one part-time coor-
dinator. For more information, call 779-1208.


Overcomers meet Wednesday
at Island Baptist
Overcomers in Christ, a recovery support group,
will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, and each
succeeding Wednesday in the fellowship hall of the
Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
City.
Pastor Billy Daws said the Overcomers group of-
fers support in alcohol or drug addiction, gambling,
pornography, anger and rage, depression, low self-es-
teem and co-dependency. Details may be obtained
from Marcie or Rick Glass at 778-0719.

'Business After Hours'
set by Longboat chamber
"Business After Hours" will be conducted by the
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at 7050 Firehouse
Road in the Conrad Beach development on the north
end of the key.
Architect Frank Folsom Smith, whose Folsom
Group is developing this last new single-family home
community on Longboat, will host the informal gath-
ering. Reservations may be made and further informa-
tion obtained at 387-9519.

University opens MBA program
on MCC campus
Webster College is opening its 80th campus loca-
tion with a Master of Business Administration program
at Manatee Community College, Dr. James R. Dunne
of Holmes Beach has announced.
Dunne is special assistant for development to the
executive vice president of Webster, an international
university whose main campus is in St. Louis, Mo. He
has developed Webster campuses and graduate degree
programs in many locations in Florida.
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a companion MBA discipline at Keiser College in
Sarasota. At MCC, classes will be taught Saturday
mornings, while the Sarasota schedule will be Wednes-
day and Friday evenings. Details may be obtained at
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Strategy session next step for Perico opponents


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After receiving advice from a county commissioner,
a planner and an activist, opponents of a proposed 868-unit
development on Perico Island have slated a fourth meet-
ing this week to put together their action plan.
Compatibility is a key issue, volunteer community
activist Virginia Knowles told the group last week.
"Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash
says the county has not approved any high-rises like
this in a very long time," Knowles said. "Something
like this might be acceptable downtown, but this is
outside of the urban corridor.


"McClash said you also need to consider the im-
pact from the waterfront. From Sarasota to St. Pete this
could be the biggest thing you'll see. It will change the
aesthetics of the area."
Knowles said the group should consider hiring a
planner that deals in compatibility issues and an attor-
ney that deals in land-use issues. But it will be costly,
she noted.
"Be prepared for the dollars to mount up and know
how far you want to go," Knowles advised. "An attor-
ney can run up to.$100,000."
Jane VonHahmann of Cortez said she spoke to of-
ficials of the Florida Department of Community Affairs


St. Bernard's sign legalized by city commission


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
After 14 years of directing parishoners to wor-
ship services and church activities, St. Bernard
Catholic Church's sign at the corner of Manatee and
Sixth avenues was recently legalized by the Holmes
Beach city commission.
The flap began last year when a resident com-
plained about the church's directional signs on city
rights of way. Another sign is at the corner of Har-
bor and Gulf drives.
Mayor Carol Whitmore said the church sought
permission from the Florida Department of Trans-
portation to erect the sign in the 1980s. However,
DOT officials did not put the approval in writing.
"The city moved the sign onto its right of way,"
Whitmore said. "Its been there for 30 years and I
want to figure out if there's a way the commission
can allow it through a special exception."


Commissioner Pat Geyer said the commission
agreed to allow the sign to remain on the intersection
of Harbor and Gulf drives in 1986.
"The church was to.get permission from the state
for the sign on Sixth Avenue," Geyer continued.
"The state wouldn't give permission, but the sign
stayed."
"I think it's in the best interest of the city.to have
that sign to direct people to the church rather than
funnel all that traffic into the busiest intersection in
the city," Commission Chairman Roger Lutz noted.
Commissioners passed a resolution declaring the
sign a directional sign "in the best interest of the the
public health, safety and welfare to assist persons
looking for St. Bernard Catholic Church as it de-
creases the amount of vehicle traffic on city streets."
The sign must be similar in size and configura-
tion to the one existing at Harbor and Gulf drives
and must be placed in the city right of way.


who told her the only issue under its jurisdiction is the
proposed commercial development on the property.
In addition to the six- to 10-story condominium
units, Arvida Corporation plans to build 74 single-fam-
ily homes, a recreation center, a swimming pool, ten-
nis courts and two commercial structures. The com-
bined size of the commercial structures is 81,500
square feet.
"Res-3 zoning (the project's zoning designation) in
Bradenton's comprehensive plan only allows neighbor-
hood commercial," VonHahmann said. "We have to
find out what's considered neighborhood commercial."
Two members of the group researched traffic
counts and accidents on the Palma Sola Causeway over
the past several years. They said their figures came
from the Bradenton Police Department.
Between 1994 and 1998 the average daily traffic
count from 75th Street, Bradenton, to the Anna Maria
Island Bridge ranged from 16,000 to 26,000 vehicles,
Bill Embody reported. In 1998, 6,752,000 vehicles tra-
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Ken Crayton reported that from Oct. 11, 1999, to
April 8, 2000, there were 41 traffic accidents between
75th Street and the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Members of the opposition group agreed to attend
Arvida's informational meeting on the project April 11
and meet again April 13 to work on strategy. That
meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Perico Island Clubhouse,
11000 Perico Way on the Palma Sola Causeway.
Other meetings related to the planned development
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Golf carts legal on some Holmes Beach streets


By Pat Copeland
Islander Reporter
The third time proved to be "the charm" for a
Holmes Beach ordinance to legalize the use of golf
arts on some city streets.
The third version of the ordinance was recently
approved by the city commission. At issue was the dis-
tance from the Key Royale Golf Club the carts could
be used.
The 435-member, nine-hole private club is lo-
cated at 700 Key Royale Drive. It does not offer golf
carts to members or permit storage of carts on the
premises. Disabled golfers must provide a
physician's notice to the club board to be allowed to


use carts on the Island's only golf course.
Commissioners drafted the ordinance after
learning that a change in Florida statutes made it il-
legal to operate golf carts on city streets unless the
city has designated the streets safe for golf cart
travel.
The first version made the use of carts legal within
a one-mile radius of the club. Fearing that was too large
an area, commissioners changed the distance require-
ment to two road miles from the club.
However, commissioners then learned of a state
law requiring that a sign be posted on every street
where golf carts can operate. They agreed that the
signage would be costly as well as unsightly.


Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine told com-
missioners, "I'm not in favor of this and haven't been
since the beginning. I think it's a safety issue. You're
not just putting it back the way it was before. It's ex-
panded past that.
"The way we look at it is how we're going to en-
force it. Let them drive carts in Key Royale because
that's a separate little area. The golf course is out there
and there's a need for it."
In the final approved version, streets allowing golf
cart travel are named, including "the streets of Key
Royale, on Marina Drive north of Key Royale Drive
and on all streets north of Key Royale Drive and east
of Palm Drive."


City accepts agreement to pay fine, attorney's fees


Following a private meeting between city com-
missioners and attorneys in January, Holmes Beach
resident Pauline Pasco accepted an offer that will
end her two-year lawsuit with the city.
Commissioners recently approved the same
agreement after all the documents of the case were
recorded in the public records of Manatee County.
Pasco, of 201 73rd St., was charged with exces-
sive remodeling and agreed to pay $13,935, which
includes a $5,000 fine and attorney's fees..
"Mrs. Pasco has accepted the city's counter of-
fer with an interest rate of 10 percent," City Attor-
ney Patricia Petruff explained. "She will pay $100
per month. The interest will accrue and she can ei-


their pay it annually or upon the sale of the house."
Commissioners alleged that renovations to Pasco's
home exceeded the Federal Emergency Management
Agency's 50 percent rule. According to the rule, reno-
vations or improvements to a non-conforming, ground-
level structure cannot exceed 50 percent of the
structure's value.
The issue came to the city's attention when Pasco
and her contractor had a disagreement resulting in law-
suits between them. Pasco reported the contractor to the
Florida Department of Business and Professional
Regulations.
During the investigation, two contracts were found
- one which was used to obtain the building permit


and a second one for $20,000 more than the first.
The DBPR notified City Building Official Joe
Duennes, who was advised by FEMA to enforce
the 50 percent regulation.
The city's action was also supported by the
Florida Department of Community Affairs.
Negotiations in the case began last year when
attorneys for both parties agreed to reduce the
original fine from $10,000 to $5,000. Pasco twice
petitioned commissioners to reduce the fine to
$2,500 and allow her to make monthly payments.
Commissioners refused and made a counter
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Salt stunting Holmes Beach ballfield grass, fence delayed


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The new grass at Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes
Beach is a little stunted and putting up the fence has
been delayed at least two months.
The baseball field grass isn't growing like it's sup-
posed to because water from the well the city drilled is
saturated with salt.
The juvenile sprigs the county planted six weeks
ago aren't charging into adulthood.
Jim Cole, Manatee County Parks & Recreation and
his boss Danny Hopkins sent Mayor Carol Whitmore
a letter explaining what they found in the well water
used to irrigate the field.
"The soil has a high salt content, but it's coming
from the water. The well water is where the problem
lies," Cole said. "The salt content was just under 1,000
parts per million in the water. It's off the scale, literally.
That's why the grass isn't growing fast enough. I don't
know what they're going to do."
Cole said the city needs to take some sort of cor-
rective action.
He said he isn't a water expert, though he did of-.
fer some suggestions.
"The city may have to filter it. Maybe drill some-
where else. Maybe they didn't drill deep enough the
first time," Cole said. "Maybe the lack of rainfall is
leading to saltwater intrusion. Our bottom line is it's
definitely a saltwater problem."
Whitmore said she knew the grass on both the in-
field and outfield seemed to be having a difficult time
getting established.
"It's growing slow. It should be growing a little
faster," Whitmore said.
Holmes Beach Public Works Director Joe Duennes
said he was hoping the news about the grass would be
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"I knew there was a problem. This is a shocker,"
Duennes said. "I didn't expect that to be the case. It
sure as hell is a problem."
The five-inch-diameter well was drilled in March
1999 and cost the city $9,100. Irrigation was provided
for city hall and the fire district and now the ballfield
is tapped into the same well, Duennes said.
City and county officials were hoping the grass
would be playable by the end of June. The newest de-
velopment likely will push the field's opening back,
perhaps into August or September, Duennes said.
"I talked to Troutman Well Drilling Inc., the well
driller, and they said the salt content was on the high
side, but nothing unusual for the Island and it would be
fine for maintenance," Duennes said. "The caveat is
we're trying to start new grass. I think it will be fine
once the grass takes. We really could use a good rain-
fall."
Now for another problem.
The backstop and fence surrounding the field were
scheduled to go up no later than March 31.
A problem in trying to find where the money is for
the fence has delayed the project.
Cole said the fence may not be installed until the
end of May.
"Obviously we've had delays and it's primarily
funding internally and we're trying to decide where the
money was scheduled to come from," Cole said. "The
money is there. The situation may be that they don't
want me to use my operating budget to pay for the
fence. I've already spent about $20,000 from my op-
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Even then, Cole said, a lot depends on when the
contractor can do the job.
The field is now more than a year behind schedule
and Duennes said the delay of the fence is delaying
landscaping.
"Frankly I was waiting for the fence so we could
do some landscaping," he said. "And, it's still up in the
air about the movable section of fence in right field."


Island osteoporosis screening
scheduled next Wednesday
The Manatee County Health Department's
mobile unit will offer free osteoporosis screening
on Anna Maria Island Wednesday, April 19.
The unit will be located at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave.,
Anna Maria, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Infor-
mation and registration are available at 778-1908.


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The U.S. flag at Holmes Beach City Hall will be
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lice officers who have been killed in the line of duty,
at the request of Police Chief Jay Romine. The date is
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THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 12, 2000 0 PAGE 15


New owner ponders Sigma use in Cortez


By Jim Hanson
Islander Correspondent
Cortez residents have a new neighbor, one who
gives every evidence of trying hard to be a good one.
Gulf Coast entrepreneur and Renaissance man
Piero Rivolta late last week completed the purchase of
the long-idle Sigma fish house. Now, he said, he is
studying how to use it for the good of his businesses
and of Cortez.
This was good news around Cortez.
Mary Fulford Green, descendant of a founder of
the historic fishing village, said "I like the man, he has
fine manners. What he is looking at doing is better than
any marina."
Jane Von Hahmann, businesswoman and Cortez
activist, wants to be sure "we're not setting any prece-
dents in what we agree for him to do we love our
village."
Blue Fulford, lifelong Cortez commercial fisherman,
said: "The man bought it, he can do what he wants with
it. As long as he stays in reasonable bounds for Cortez, I
won't be in his way. If we work with instead of against
him, he has the potential to be a real asset to Cortez."
Karen Bell of Star and A.P. Bell fish companies:
"What he seems to have in mind would fit in really well
with our village."
What he pretty much has in mind at this stage is
using the four-acre property with its 300 feet of water-
front as a showcase for the boats he is building at Port
Manatee, a few miles north of Cortez.
He is a devoted sailor, said Rivolta spokesman
Richard Storm, with a 90-foot sloop under construc-
tion, an 85-foot power boat being finished and proto-
types for a line of 38-foot jet boats being built. He has
25 workers there and looking for more carpenters.
Rivolta may also,do some repairs at Sigma, for his
boats and those of others, which Karen Bell finds
highly encouraging for her company's fishing fleet.
The native of Italy fell in love with Cortez at first
sight, said Storm, and then with Sigma. Rivolta is
"looking for an environmentally and culturally sound
way to develop Sigma," Storm said, and may build two
or three cottages on the property for use by prospective
buyers of his boats.
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PAGE 16 A APRIL 12, 2000 T THE ISLANDER


Poll deputy Ayala is citadel at city hall, community


By Susan K. Kesselring
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria's Manuel (Manny) Ayala has kept
guard at Anna Maria City Hall the past 18 elections.
Election season comes and goes, but it wouldn't
have the same zest without Ayala present to greet vot-
ers and keep the peace. He takes pride in his job as poll
deputy for the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections
Office- and is well recognized in his community of


some 1,800 electors.
He doesn't carry a gun, doesn't wear a uniform -
excepting an arm band and has no arrest powers, but he
does wear a warm smile. Part of his job responsibility
is to be courteous to voters, which he does effortlessly.
Each election 82-year-old Ayala is at the polling
place as the sun rises over the Gulf of Mexico, helping
other poll workers set up voting booths before taking
his position at the polling room door. He is still work-


Obituaries


Donald 0. Carlson
Donald O. Carlson, 79, of Bradenton and formerly of
Anna Maria Island, died April 4 at Blake Medical Center.
Born in Chicago, Mr. Carlson came to Manatee
County 14 years ago. He served in the U.S. Air Force
during World War II. He was retired from the Ford Mo-
tor Co. in Chicago as a service manager after 40 years.
He was a member of the American Legion Kirby
Stewart Post #24, and a member of the P-47 Thunder-
bolts Pilots Association.
Services were April 7 at Roser Memorial Commu-
nity Church, Anna Maria. Memorial contributions may
be made to Roser; 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria FL
34216. Shannon Funeral Home, Bradenton, was in
charge of arrangements.
He is survived by wife Harriet of Bradenton;
daughter Gail Spitilli of Chicago; sons Clifford, Glen,
and Donald, all of Chicago; stepdaughter Ann Owens
of Jackson, Ga.; stepson John A. Ronan of Grayslake,
Ill.; brother John of Chicago; seven grandchildren; and
four step-grandchildren.


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Manatee Memorial Hospital.
Born in Manchester, England, Mrs. Niesman
moved to Manatee County from Freeport, Ill., in 1957.
She was a nurse for the Royal Army during World War
II. She was a former vice president of the Island Bank.
She was a supervisor for the Manatee County Food
Bank for 10 years, and worked with Bible Alliance for
five years. She was a Methodist.
Services were April 11 at Brown and Sons Funeral
Home, Bradenton. Memorial contributions may be
made to Friends of the Library, South Manatee Branch,
6081 26th St. W., Bradenton FL 34207.
She is survived by daughters Patricia LeGay-Jack-
son of Bradenton and Fran DeSantis of Richmond, Va.;
son John of Pennsylvania; brother Leonard Lawless of
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ing as the sun sets and the
last voter is counted.
Ayala, now retired, says
he works two to three times iO.
a year as a poll worker and
earns $80 each day. He may
be one 6f those people be-
hind the scenes each elec-
tion day, but he didn't go
unnoticed by Supervisor of
Elections Bob Sweat. Ayala
Sweat said of Ayala's
public service to the community, "He's a religiously
dedicated poll worker, probably as patriotic a person as
you'd find anywhere a great fellow."
He was presented a pin from the election's office
in 1984, which he said he treasures and wears to ev-
ery election. It has two parts, the bottom part is blue and
green with a Manatee and the top is gold and shaped as
the state. It's inscribed with "Supervisor of Election,
Manatee County."
-Having the opportunity to meet people is the pri-
mary reason he's devoted 18 years as poll deputy, he
said.
Ayala also has something to say about his superior.
"It's been an honor and a pleasure to work with Bob
Sweat all these years. He knows and loves his business.
The people of Manatee County are lucky to have him.
He's not so big that he can't help the little Island com-
munities."
Ayala said Sweat took office after he was poll
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AYALA, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16
munities."
Ayala said Sweat took office after he was poll
deputy. He wishes to work with him another 16 years.
Raised in Tampa, Ayala was born in Havana,
Cuba. His father was a cigar manufacture and would
often travel between Tampa, Key West and Cuba on
business. Ayala said his father took his mother along
on a trip while she was "in a friendly way." She went
into labor near Cuba's port and that's how he came to
be born in his grandfather's homeland. The family re-
turned to Tampa following the delivery.
Ayala is proud of his marriage to Ana Delia. The
two of the them will have been married 58 years July
2. Ayala said he met his "wonderful, -beautiful wife" at
a Cuban dance club. They have one child, Cynthia.
Cynthia and her husband Jose, have two sons, Joey and
Ty.
Not only does he watch over Anna Maria's polling
place, Ayala has taken an interest and has cared for his
community the past 20 years. He served for 10 years,
from 1982 until 1992, on what was formerly called the
Board of Zoning Appeals, which is now the Planning
and Zoning Board.
He was also on the city's recognition committee
from 1989 to 1991. The committee chose one person
each year who did something exemplary for the city.
From 1982 to 1995, he and Delia, worked tirelessly
as Turtle Watch volunteers, making sure Anna Maria's
sea turtle hatchlings headed back to sea safely. He said
he is very fond of the "little critters."
Before retiring, he worked as a letter carrier for the
Tampa Postal Service for more than 20 years. Along
with other family members, he owned and operated
three restaurants in Tampa from 1940 until 1955.
They served up Spanish-American food. Ayala
said he remembers selling Cuban sandwiches during
the Gasparilla festivities for 15 cents each.
Ayala has lived in Anna Maria since 1960, though
purchased his property in 1958.
He spends much of his days with his wife enjoy-


Manuel Ayala and wife Ana Delia.


ing the beach view from his house on Tuna Street. His
house has a street address, but it also has a name. He
and Delia christened it the name of his patron saint, La
Santa Barbara.


Ayala said he has no intention of retiring as a poll
worker. If you see him there, return a smile to him be-
cause if he doesn't already know you, he's happy to
make your acquaintance.


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Island 'Avon Lady' sponsors makeovers




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Quinard of Holmes Beach, who chose a palette of colors for Pruett's face to
accent her tan. Quinard has been refreshing faces for more than 10 years. She
-T, specializes in make-up application, make-up lessons and weddings. The recent
makeover event was hosted by Avon representative Monica Newcomer
of Anna Maria.


Kellie Spring, of Anna Maria, is given a makeover at Anna
Maria Island Community Center recently. Kellie is in the
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Wednesday, April 19
Breakfast: Cereal or Eggs, Toast, Juice
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Thursday, April 20
Breakfast: Cereal, Toast, Juice
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Streetlife


Island police reports
Anna Maria City
March 27, theft of a bicycle valued at $200,
800 block of North Shore Drive.
March 31, suspicious, 81st Street and Gulf
Drive. The deputy observed the suspect riding be-
tween houses on a bicycle, stopped and questioned
him. The deputy learned the bicycle had been stolen
in Holmes Beach, but said the owner did not wish to
press charges.
April 1, possession of alcohol, Bayfront Park.
The deputy issued a citation.
April 1, possession of alcohol, Jacaranda Av-
enue and North Bay Boulevard. The deputy issued a
citation.
April 2, possession of alcohol, Bean Point. The
deputy issued a citation.
April 2, possession of alcohol times two, Anna
Maria City Pier. The deputy issued two citations.
April 4, DUI, possession of marijuana under 20
grams, violation of driver's license restriction, driv-
ing on the wrong side of the road, 4800 block of Gulf
Drive, Holmes Beach. The deputy said he observed
Brian M. Carter, 26, of Bradenton, driving at a high
rate of speed, run off the road and almost hit a stop
sign. The deputy said Carter overcorrected and
crossed into the opposing lane.
The deputy stopped Carter, administered field
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Bradenton Beach
March 29, found property a cellular phone,
1100 block of Gulf Drive North, beach walkway.
March 31, burglary, 2200 Gulf Drive North,
LaCosta condominiums. The complainant reported
an unknown person used a screwdriver to gain entry
to a storage/office area and removed a pressure
cleaner and 100 feet of hose valued at $1,100.
April 2, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person
punched out the door lock and removed $17 cash and
a credit card. The victim reported the credit card was
used for sales of $436.25 including three gas fillups.
April 3, burglary to an automobile, Coquina
Beach. The victim reported an unknown person
punched out the door lock and removed $80 cash, 50
English pounds and a credit card.
April 3, petty theft of $20.35 in gasoline, 2513
Gulf Drive, Circle K.
April 3, disorderly conduct, possession of al-
cohol by a minor, 2408 Gulf Drive, Via Roma Re-
sort. The officer'responded to a report of numerous
juvenile subjects in the courtyard and beach area of
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observed a subject trying to hide a beer and a check
showed he was underage.
The officer said the subject began making loud
statements disparaging the officer and using profan-
ity. The officer warned the subject to be quiet or face
arrest. The subject refused to stop and was placed in
custody.

Holmes Beach
March 31, vandalism, 6500 block of Gulf
Drive. The complainant reported an unknown person
attempted to enter the residence and broke a win-
dow, frame and opening mechanism.
March 31, domestic battery, possession of drug
paraphernalia, 700 block of Key Royale Drive. The
victim reported she found a bag containing mari-
juana pipes in a cookie jar and began arguing with
her husband about it. She said she smashed the pipes
on the floor and he physically attacked her.
The victim said the two marijuana pipes were in
a book bag that belonged to her husband. The officer
said he observed that the bag contained the broken
pipes in the pocket. The officer said the pipes con-
tained burnt residue that had the odor of marijuana,
but it was not enough to test.
April 1, theft of a cellular phone valued at $150
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Fire district appoints
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training/safety officer for the West Manatee Fire
District.
Cave will be responsible for the supervision
and management of all fire and EMS training
programs. Additionally, he will serve as the
district's safety officer, overseeing compliance
with all applicable safety regulations and
fireground safety, and as the district's public in-
formation officer.
Cave recently retired from 25 years of ser-
vice with Sarasota County Emergency Services,
where he held positions including lieutenant/
paramedic, fire and EMS training officer, state
disaster liaison, swatmedic and marine opera-


STREETLIFE, FROM PAGE 22
Public Beach.
April 1, battery on law enforcement officer
times-two, resisting with violence, disorderly con-
duct, 5000 block of Gulf Drive. The officer observed
the suspect standing beside the road yelling at the
victim. The officer said the suspect continued to yell
as the officer questioned him and approached the
officer and pushed him in the chest. The officer said
the suspect resisted being handcuffed, kicked a
backup officer in the groin area and had to be forc-
ibly placed in the patrol vehicle.
April 2,.theft, 5424 Marina Drive, Jessie's Is-
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Manasota Emergency Cardiac Care Committee
and as a state affiliate faculty for the American
Heart Association.
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population of 32,000 and a sizable seasonal
population increase.
The district has four stations with 29 career
and 30 volunteer firefighters.
Cave may be reached at 741-3900.


pect remove a tackle box valued at $30 from his bi-
cycle and flee.
April 4, theft of a bicycle valued at $350, 4700
Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Elementary School.
April 6, DUI, 5200 block of Gulf Drive. The
officer reported he located a vehicle in the intersec-
tion of Gulf and Marina drives blocking both lanes.
He said the vehicle was running and the driver, Vic-
tor J. Menendez, 38, of Odessa, Fla., was asleep with
his foot on the brake. The officer awoke Menendez,
moved the vehicle off the road, administered field
performance tests and placed Menendez in custody.
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Vehicle impound law passed
in Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach Police have a new tool to fight
crime a law that allows officers to seize and im-
pound vehicles used in the commission of prostitution
or drug-related crimes.
And it could cost the owner more than $500 to get
the vehicle back.
City commissioners unanimously approved the
new ordinance last week. One of the law's goals is "to
defray some of the expense of the impoundment of
such motor vehicles used to facilitate the commission
of prostitution and drug-related crimes along with es-
tablishment and implementation of an administrative
civil penalty too address such utilization."
Here's how the law will work.
When police stop a suspect in a prostitution or drug
crime, they will seize any vehicles involved. Written no-
tice will be sent to the owner explaining why the vehicle
was seized and notifying him or her of the procedures
involved, which include either a request for a hearing on
the seizure or paying a $500 fine, plus expenses.
If the hearing is requested, a special master will be
named an attorney and the matter presented. To
be considered is "whether the seizing police or law
enforcement officers had probable cause to seize and
impound the motor vehicle."
If probable cause is not found, the vehicle will be
turned over to the owner at no cost. Also, if the vehicle
was stolen in the commitment of the crime, it will be
turned over to the owner at no charge.
If the vehicle owner does not respond to the city, the
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Fun day/picture day
rescheduled for Saturday
The Anna Maria Island Little League's Fun Day/
Picture Day has been rescheduled for Saturday begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m. at the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria City.
There will be a dunk tank where Little Leaguers
can get back at their coaches with one pitch. Other
games include speed pitch and accuracy throw, a
"moon bounce" tent for the little ones and a soccer kick
competition.
Hot dogs, hamburgers, Italian and Polish sausage,
chicken breast sandwiches and a variety of beverages
will be served beginning at 11 a.m. The concession
stand will be open at noon, there will be a mom's ver-
sus kids softball game and all moms are invited to par-
ticipate.
The schedule for team pictures is as follows:
8:30 a.m. Oden-Hardy Construction
8:50 Harry's Continental Kitchens
9:10 VFW
9:30 Dr. Danziger Dental & Allergy
9:50 Sandbar Restaurant
10:10 Betsy Hills Real Estate
10:30 Bridge Street Pier & Restaurant
10:50 Air & Energy, 11:10 Quality Builders
11:30 Bistros
11:50 Waterfront Restaurant
12:10 WMFD, 12:30 Haley's Motel
12:50 Bali Hai Resort
1:10 Kiwanis
1:30 Island Storm Jr. Little League team.

Mattay tosses four-hitter
Joey Mattay of Bali Hai Resort showed why he's
king of the hill by tossing a four-hitter in a 10-3 win


Put me in coach ...
Coach Scott Kosfeld gives player/daughter Mallory some tips about batting and how to be a better T-ball
hitter. Don'tforget, Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. is Anna Maria Island Fun Day/Picture Day with games of
skill offered in addition to a barbecue for all. Team pictures and a softball game between moms and kids are
highlights of the day. Islander Photo: David Futch


April 4 over West Manatee Fire District.
Mattay, who had given up one hit through five in-
nings a bunt single, also helped his cause by belt-
ing a three-run triple in the bottom of the fifth inning
that put the game away for Bali Hai.
Mattay and WMFD's Michael Cramer were locked
in a pitcher's duel for three innings. Neither had given
up a hit though both had walked in two runs, making
the score 2-2.
In the fourth, WMFD inexplicably pulled Cramer


for Anthony Rosas, who gave up a single and a couple
of walks to load the bases, but he allowed no runs.
In the bottom of the fifth, Bali Hai jumped on two
WMFD pitchers, sending 14 batters to the plate and
scoring eight runs to make it 10-2.'
Mattay gave up a meaningless run in the top of the
sixth on singles by Eric Stahr, Rosas and Cramer, whoo
each had another single and two runs batted in. Mark
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SPORTS, FROM PAGE 24


Spence also singled for WMFD.
Mattay struck out 11 for a league-leading total of
63 strikeouts in 29 innings, raising his record to 4-1.
Other big hitters on the night were Bali Hai's Chad
Richardson and Tyler Schneerer. Both had two singles
and two runs batted in. Tim Bouziane walked four
times and scored once, while Dominic Termini walked
three times, scored twice and had a run batted in when
he walked with the bases loaded in the fifth inning.

Wallen, Schweitzer lead Haley's
Catcher Michael Wallen clubbed a double, and a
single and knocked in three runs and Kyle Schweitzer
knocked in two runs with two singles as Haley's Mo-
tel snuck by Kiwanis 9-8 April 3.
Schweitzer was on the mound and cruising with a
9-4 lead in the top of the fifth, but made the game in-
teresting when he allowed four runs on singles by Zack
Schield and Daniel Miller and a long triple to right by
Evan Hunt.
For Kiwanis, Brian DeBellevue singled and had an
RBI and Chris Klotz doubled, walked twice and scored
three times,
Haley's second baseman Jordan Pritchard banged
out two singles, walked, had an RBI and scored once.
Matt Bobo also singled for Haley's.
Haley's ace pitcher Schweitzer upped his record to
3-3 and has 58 strikeouts in 36 innings. All six games
he's pitched were complete games.

Technology fails to make golf easier
The April 2000 issue of Esquire magazine devotes
28 pages to golf, the most difficult game to play.
One of the stories by Chuck Stogel is aptly named
"If technology is so good, why is golf still so damn
hard?"
Stogel asked Dick Rugge, vice president of prod-
uct creation at Taylor Made, what led to the explosion
of metal woods over the past 20 years and why didn't
someone think of it before.
Well, they had thought of it before. It's just that
some of the materials being used in today's drivers
were top-secret government stuff.
The end of the Cold War gave birth to metal
woods, Killer Whales, Big Berthas and later graphite
shafts and titanium inserts.
According to Rugge, "As the cold war ended, the
technologies developed and used over a 40-year period
following World War II suddenly became available to
the private sector. Golf clubs were one of the first sec-
tors to access this knowledge. It's obvious why this has
happened: Both aerospace and golf have basically the
same goal to get something moving faster, higher
and farther through the atmosphere."
But Jesse Ortiz, club. designer and son of the
founder of Orlimar Golf, said this about why the game
is so hard despite advances in club design and materi-
als.
"Golf is all about scoring,". Ortiz said. "All the
great innovations over the past 25 years focus on dis-
tance first and foremost, then accuracy. Real scoring
improvement occurs only when you improve your
game from 125 yards in. If you can't chip, pitch, hit a
decent wedge shot, or putt, no miracle driver,
otherworldly fairway wood, or new-and-improved 7-
iron will improve your scoring.
"Technology will never be a substitute for skill,
and the closer the ball gets to the hole, the more skill
is valued over technology."
Sounds about right.
But Nick Raffaele, manager of club development


Persons interested in participating in a Mote
Marine Laboratory shark class must register by
Thursday, April 20, according to a Mote spokes-
person.
The class is titled "From Four Inches to
Forty Feet: The Diversity of Sharks." As a Mote
Center for Shark Research representative ex-
pressed it:
"Sharks are a diverse group of animals, rang-
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Anna Maria Island

Little League schedule
Remember: Little League Fun day/Picture day is April
15

Major League
All games are played at 7p.m.
April 13 West Manatee Fire District vs. Haley's
April 14 Kiwanis vs. Bali Hai
April 17 Bali Hai vs. Haley's
April 18 WMFD vs. Kiwanis

AAA League
Wednesday games at 5 p.m. and 7p.m.
Saturday games at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
April 12 Bistros vs. Air & Energy
Waterfront Restaurant vs. Quality Builders
April 15 Quality Builders vs. Waterfront
Air & Energy vs. Bistros

AA League
All games 5 p.m. unless designated
April 13 Bridge Street Pier & Cafe vs. Betsy Hills
April 14 Betsy Hills vs. Sandbar Restaurant
April 17 Betsy Hills vs. Sandbar

T-ball League
Games are at 9 a.m.
April 15 VFW vs. Danziger Allergy & Dental
SOden-Hardy vs. Harry's Continental
Kitchens at Bayfront Park on Longboat
Home team is listed last

Little League

standings as of April 8
Major League
Bali Hai 6-4
WMFD 6-5
Haley's Motel 5-5
Kiwanis 4-7
(Does not include Haley's/Bali March 16 rain post-
ponement)

AAA League
Air & Energy 6-3-1
Waterfront 4-3-1
Bistro's 4-4
Quality Builders 4-6 .
(Does not include two postponed games between
Bistros and Waterfront)


Betsy Hills
Sandbar
Bridge Street


AA League


7-3-1
5-5-1
4-7


for Ben Hogan clubs, took the question to the base el-
ement.
"The mental game is the most difficult part of golf.
No equipment can help you here. It's you against you."

Kiwanis, WMFD rebound
to beat Haley's, Bali Hai
A heads-up play by shortstop Daniel Miller helped
Kiwanis gain a split April 6 with Haley's Motel.
Haley's swift runner Jordan Pritchard slapped a hit
to short, Miller grabbed it and tagged the runner trying
to get to third to end the game 7-6.
Pritchard led Haley's with a double, a single and
two runs batted in. Mike McGrath and Michael Wallen
singled for Haley's and McGrath had an RBI.


tic whale shark, the largest fish in the sea. As the
ocean's top predators, sharks occupy a vital role in
the marine food chain."
The course, limited to persons age 18 and up,
will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the
Mote campus on City Island off the south ramp of
the New Pass Bridge. Fee will be $15 for Mote
members, $20 to non-members. Registration forms
and further information may be obtained at 388-
4441.


THE ISLANDER 0 APRIL 12, 2000 E PAGE 25


Little League

player statistics
Player W-L Ks Innings ERA
Mattay 4-1 63 29 1.86
Rosas 3-2 48 22 3.00
Cramer 1-1 14 7 2.58
Faasse 2-2 29 20 1/3 4.44
Schweitzer 3-3 59 36 3.96
DeBellevue 4-3 55 37 4.20
Pittman 2-1 34 21 1/3 5.70

No hitters Mattay and Schweitzer

Little League

batting averages
Through April 8 (includes rainout).
Player Avg.
K. Schweitzer, Haley's .500
Cramer, WMFD .435
Pittman, Bali Hai .433
Rosas, WMFD .419
Pritchard, Haley's .408
Bouziane, Bali Hai .392
Sato, WMFD .363
Faasse, Haley's .360
DeBellevue, Kiwanis .345
Brad Bryant, Haley's .333
McDonough, Kiwanis .321
Miller, Kiwanis .318
Schneerer, Bali Hai .318
Rivera, Bali Hai .310
Lowman, WMFD .308
Wallen, Haley's .303
Mattay, Bali Hai .300

Doubles
Pittman 6, Bouziane 4, Sato and Faasse with 3 each,
DeBellevue, Miller, Mattay, Wallen and Rivera with 2
each.

Triples
Lowman 4, Miller and Cramer 2, six tied with one.

Home runs
Pittman 1, Eric Whitley 1

Runs batted in
Faasse 11, Bouziane and Pittman 10, Wallen 9,
Cramer 8, Rosas and Schweizer 7, Lowman 6, Rivera,
Bobo and Sato with 5.

For Kiwanis, Brian DeBellevue singled in the
fourth inning and hit a towering drive that hit the fence
in right center for a triple and two runs batted in in the
fifth inning.
Kiwanis catcher Matt McDonough had a double, a
single and a run batted in, while Miller, Chris Klotz,
Zach Schield and Evan Hunt added singles. Hunt
knocked in two runs with his single in the fifth.
WMFD split with Bali Hai the next night by scor-
ing three runs in their last at-bat to beat them 6-3.
Michael Cramer of WMFD had a booming one-run
triple to right field in the first inning and Trey Andricks
crushed a triple to center in the second to bring in an-
other run for WMFD.
But errors and a couple of timely singles by Nick
Sato and Zack Geeraerts gave WMFD a victory over
their rivals.
Anthony Rosas, Mark Spence and Patrick Cole
also had hits for WMFD.
Bali Hai managed only one hit off the tandem
pitching of Cramer and Rosas. Chad Richardson had
the lone single for Bali Hai.

Curtis, Horrocks
take senior tennis championships
Roger Curtis and Kathleen Horrocks were crowned
champions of the Anna Maria Island Community Cen-
ter Senior Tennis group at their tournament held last
month at the Center.
On the men's side, Irv Mandel came in second and
tied for third were Mark Swift and Tom Elrick.
In the women's draw, Vera MacKay, Dolce Little
and Becky Sankey tied for second with Joanne Driscoll
in third.
The round-robin event at the Hagen Courts at the
Center pitted players against each other every 30 min-
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Drought tips, storm predictions dire for Gulf Coast


Since it looks like it isn't going to rain any time
soon, here's some thoughts from Jane Morse on how
to deal with the drought. She's an extension agent with
the Manatee County Cooperative Extension Service
and deals with environmental horticulture.
Her number one tip: mulch.
"Not only does mulch help retain soil moisture,"
she says, "but it also helps keep soil temperatures mod-
erate not too high. not too low and it helps pre-
vent erosion, deters weeds and helps water percolate
into the soil."
Mulch also brings soils pH toward neutral, a good
thing on our sandy Island.
Morse suggests an environmentally friendly mulch
like melaleuca, eucalyptus or pine, but not cypress. Cy-
press mulch was once a byproduct of the timber industry,
but cypress mulch is now an industry in itself, and the trees
are being cut down just to provide for.mulch.
Spread mulch two to three inches in depth, and
keep it two or three inches away from the base of trees
to avoid rot.
Morse has some other drought tips. Some are pretty
simple, and seem pretty basic, but every time I drive
around I see people that either ignore 'em or don't
know 'em. The basic: Don't overwater your yard.
"Grass should only be watered when it shows signs
of wilting," Morse says. "Signs of wilting are when the
grass color is bluish-gray rather than green, footprints
remain for a long time when the grass is walked on,
grass blades fold in half lengthwise, and soil samples
from the root zone feel dry."
She adds that grass should be watered in the early
morning. Afternoon or evening watering promotes dis-
ease root rot because grass stays wet longer.
Of course, the best way to deal with the drought is
to have drought-tolerant plants and trees that.d.on't need
much water at all. The extension service has lots of ma-
terial on xeriscaping and Florida yards. Give them a
call in Palmetto at 722-4524.

Arbor Day millennium festivities coming
"The sidewalk is in, the trees are accumulating, and
the festivities coalescing for the big Arbor Day bash at
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by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Civilian
Conservation Corps. One of the trees will be picked as
the national tree at the ceremony, which may draw Vice
President Al Gore.
Longleaf pines, by the way, were once found
throughout Florida, but were pretty much timbered out
of existence here.
Sarasota was picked by the White House as the site
of the National Arbor Day ceremony, and the grounds
of the-John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art were
picked as the spot for the park by a citizen committee.
The Sarasota Tree Trail will have 145 trees planted
along a meandering concrete sidewalk that runs 1,500
feet from Sarasota Bay to the art museum, on the south
side of the museum grounds, when it's completed.
I stomped around the sidewalk last week, and was
very impressed --and there weren't even any trees
planted yet. Give it a month, and it will be a spectacu-
lar place.
And on a commercial note, there's no charge to
tour the grounds of the Ringling Museum, and no
charge to go through the art museum on Saturdays. I'm
a little embarrassed to admit that I can't remember the
last time I was at our state's museum, so maybe I'll see
you there Saturday.

Whither weather?
It probably wouldn't be a Sandscript column with-
out some weather news, and like most weather reports,
this one isn't very good.
You probably saw other news reports that hurri-
cane prognosticator Dr. William Gray has predicted 11
tropical storms this Atlantic season, with seven hurri-
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A Florida State University climatologist, James
Elsner, has researched paleoclimate data and concluded
there is a trend toward more Gulf storms ahead. OK, I
guess I've gotta explain that "paleoclimate data" is the.
study of tree rings I know, you're saying the guy must
be a nut plus deep sand deposits, lake levels, water tem-
perature changes and other stuff going back decades.
Elsner's findings are being pooh-poohed by the
folks at the National Hurricane Center. A climatologist
there said he sees "no real trends in the Gulf because
it's more accidental, more random. The Gulf is an er-
ratic basin and there isn't much rhyme or reason to the
way storms act there."
Oh, great. Remember Harvey last September? That
was the storm that took a beeline toward Cedar Key,
hovered off Tampa Bay for a while, took dead aim at
Anna Maria Island, then turned around and hit south of
Naples. "Erratic" seems far too kind a phrase for that
storm, and now the guys who make their living predict-
ing storms admit there's not much rhyme.or reason to
how storms work in the Gulf. and another guy says
we're going to have more.
Perhaps we should follow the example set by the
good Dr. Gray he lives and works in Colorado.

Boaters beware
There's good news and bad on the boating front.
Last year, 58 people died in boating accidents in
Florida, down from 73 in 1998. That's the good news.
The bad news is that alcohol-related deaths in-
creased 20 percent between the two years.
Please be careful out there.

Sandscript factoid
Here's some more Florida factoids:
Citrus is not native to Florida it was brought
here by Spanish settlers.
Everglades National Park was authorized in 1934
and opened in 1947. It encompasses 1,400,533 acres,
and about half of it is covered with water. By the way,
Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, in his term as governor
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THE ISLANDER M APRIL 12, 2000 M PAGE 27


Wind blows out fishing but big snook cooperating


By Capt. David Futch
A late winter cold front with accompanying wind
slowed fishing last week. By week's end it should be
back to where it was prior to the snap. Despite the
wind, snook and big trout are biting for fishermen who
can find usable white bait.
Here's a note of interest. Our Tallahassee politi-
cians have come up with a plan to scrap Florida's three-
day fishing license that was created primarily for tour-
ists.
It seems lawmakers want tourists to buy a seven-
day license, which costs $15, instead of shelling out
only $5 for a three-day pass to fish.
For tourists who can add and know a deal when
they see one, that means they bought two three-day li-
censes for $10 instead of paying $15. Apparently leg-
islators want these savvy buyers to stop screwing the
state out of $5 and that's why they want to do away
with the three-day license.
This is a good example of what someone meant
when they said, "There are two things you never want
to see made: sausage and laws."
Annie's Bait & Tackle for Capt. Zach Zacharias
on the Dee-Jay II said the action was good prior to the
cold front with snook to 10 pounds, reds to 35 inches,
trout to 22 inches and flounder in the bay. Zach said he
couldn't get offshore because of the wind.
At the Rod & Reel Pier, folks are catching some
redfish, but they're too big to keep. Some mackerel
were caught, but not many, and the sheepshead have all
but quit biting.
Carl Shaner at Perico Harbor Bait & Tackle
said the wind has kept the wade fishermen in shore.
"This was the weekend to clean your fishing gear
and sharpen your hooks," Shaner said. "Some guys
were out beating the bush anid caught some fish, but it
was tough. On the bright side, fishing can only get bet-
ter."
Bill Lowman at Island Discount Tackle said the
wind has been howling for a week but there are a lot of
kingfish offshore from three to seven miles out.
"tI fhinfi hiiig-'figna t'beeh go od because theater
temperature dropped five degrees in the backwater.
That put a damper on fishing," Lowman said. "Gener-
ally peaking the backwater fishing should be better as
the water warms this week.
"dff the beach, whiting and pompano are the
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We caught Andrew Bailey, 15, a visitor from
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People are still catching cobia at the One- and Three-
mile Reef areas. Look to see more and more tarpon as
the weeks go by."
Dave Johnson at Snead Island Crab House said
anglers are catching a lot of snook and mackerel in the
Manatee River and Terra Ceia Bay. A lot of big trout
were caught as well. All of them were biting on shrimp.
Capt. Thorn Smith of Angler's Repair on Cortez
Road said despite the wind, fishing remains good.
"Been doing good on snook, but we're having a
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"I've been catching keeper snook to 28 inches but
many of them are undersized. We're getting some redfish,
but small, and some big trout. I'm fishing from Terra Ceia
Bay to Joe Bay. Johnson silver minnow lures have been
working well and bringing in good trout."
Capt. Tom Chaya on the Dolphin Dreams out of
Captain's Marina in Holmes Beach said the snook are
doing their springtime thing but bait is difficult to find.
Still, there are big snook out there and a lot of smaller
ones cooperating for plenty of action.
Capt. Steve Salgado on the Compleat Angler
said he's been getting snook to 30 inches and trout to
26 inches. There are some nice flounder biting and the
occasional pompano.
"Nothing new, really. Snook are biting good and it
seems all the trout are huge," Capt. Steve said. "Can't
really fish much else until this wind lays down. I think
by the end of the week the fishing will get as good as
it was before this last cold front."
Steve's brother, Capt. Roy Salgado on the Grand
Slam, said his charters caught red and gag grouper to
22 pounds in 110 feet of water.
"We also got a lot of yellowtail snapper to four
pounds and mangrove snapper to four," Capt. Roy said.
"But the coolest thing we caught was a 52-pound king-
fish. It was pretty exciting. He was 53 inches and he bit
a live sardine we were free-lining."
Capt. Curt Morrison on the Neva-Miss said he's
catching gag and red grouper, mangrove snapper and
he caught a nurse shark, about five feet long. He also
got a few Spanish mackerel. He said he was fishing
between 12 and 18 miles out.


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Runners-up were Bob Hitchcock of Anna Maria
and George Landraitis of Holmes Beach.
Winners in the April 8 games were Dick
Gilmore of Anna Maria and Starrett. Runners-up
were Roger Kipp of Bradenton and Pepka.
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Message in a bottle
Andy Anderson was excited about the Squirt bottle
he found on the beach near 26th Street in front of the
Anna Maria Island Club it obviously held a
message. Corked and sealed with wax, he brought
the sealed bottle to The Islander to share the uncork-
ing. Alas, the message Xeroxed scripture -
lacked an author's name, date or origin. But, it was
fun for the moment. Islander Photo: Bonner Futch


Port closes boat ramp, seagrass


planting project scaled back


By David Futch
Islander Reporter
The Manatee County Port Authority was sup-
posed to transplant 12.9 acres of seagrasses near the
port to make up for its dredging operation to expand
the shipping facility.
Now the figure is closer to six acres and Gloria
Rains, chairman of the environmental group
ManaSota-88, is hopping mad about it.
"I don't know how they can do that. This is to-
tally disgusting," Rains said. "This is about what I
would expect from both the port and the state. It was
supposed to be 12 acres and now it's six."
The transplant project was scaled back after the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection de-
cided there was a miscalculation in how many acres
of seagrass would have been destroyed by dredging
the port's basin.
The Manatee County Port Authority plans closed
the boat ramp to Tampa Bay at the end of Piney
Point road on March 31.
The ramp will be closed for at least eight months
during Port Manatee's seagrass restoration and miti-
gation effort in the waters near the ramp.
During the closure, the port authority will recon-
struct the ramp, add new parking facilities and rov-
ing security patrols of the area. The ramp, which cur-
rently is sand, will be concrete when the port finishes
the project.


The port authority bought the boat ramp property
last year to complement the seagrass transplant and
mitigation project associated with Port Manatee's
expansion project.
To help protect workers and nurture the
seagrasses, the port authority intends to limit access
to the area by restricting boat traffic with the con-
struction zone surrounding the port. In-water
signage and buoys will identify the exclusion area.
Port spokesman Steve Tyndal said the exclusion
area is 300 acres. Most of that area is a popular
snook and redfish spot frequented by area fishing
guides and fishermen.
Tyndal said closing the area doesn't mean fish-
ermen can't fish there.
"The exclusion applies to internal combustion
engines," Tyndal said. "Canoes, kayaks and people
who pole boats are welcome. A lot of fishermen
come there to fish the area we want to close. It's
necessary to close the boat ramp to protect the
people who are transplanting the seagrass and to
ensure the seagrass survives."
Transplanting the seagrass is a DEP requirement
because expansion of the port would have destroyed
six acres of turtle grass flats.
The dredging operation at the port will create a
new berth, berth 12, and will improve berths four
and five, as well as widen the turning basin so larger
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(sofa by day, bed at night) frame and mattress $199;
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2,006 sq. ft. living area. $440,000. May sell separatly at $227,900 each.
CHOICE ISLAND LOT 9,700 sq.ft., $108,000.
LARGE BAYVIEW LOT. Boat slip. 90 by 132 feet. $149,500.
WILDEWOOD 2BR/2BA, 1700 model Enclosed lanai. $110,000.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA, waterfront, boat dock, pool. $85,000.
BAY PALMS 3BR/2BA, stone fireplace, 1,960 sq. ft. living area. $184,500.
PINEBROOK DORAL 2BR/2BA model, furnished, golf course. $123,000.
SWATERFRONT 3BR/2BA, pool/spa, two fireplaces and more. $379,000.
COMMERCIAL
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LOT C-2 Zoning.Walk to Gulf beach $150,000.
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LOST: 14K-GOLD bracelet on Holmes Beach
Gulfside at water's edge, between 62nd and 66th
streets. Reward, call 778-2577, 9:30am-5pm, White
Sands Resort.
LOST: GOLD RING with green stone; platinum ring
with diamonds. Sentimental value. Generous reward.
778-4278. After April 15 call 612-421-6578.


NEEDED: LOVING HOME for five-year old neutered
male Yorkie-poo/Maltese mix. House trained. In need
of loving companion and lots of love and attention. No
young children or other pets preferred. Looking for
right person to give good home. Call 779-1424.


1986 DODGE 600 yellow convertible with new-tan
top and new tires. Good interior, economical, cute
and dependable. $2,000. 761-4444.
1988 BUICK Park Avenue. $2,400. 778-9262.
1991 OLDSMOBILE CRUISER wagon. Automatic trans-
mission, air, fold-down third seat, power steering, power
brakes, power windows, locks, seats, tilt wheel, cruise con-
trol, am-fm radio, roof rack. $2,900. 778-1204.


YACHT CLEANING by Carleen. Detailing and wax-
ing. 20 years experience. Island resident, references.
941-233-7337.
VISIT HISTORIC EGMONT Key for great family fun,
by boat. We also offer fishing and diving charters.
Call Ocean Action at 794-5980.
1986 WEBBCRAFT 23-ft. cuddy. 270hp inboard/outboard,
670 hours, freshwater, stored inside, VHF, depth, port-o-
potty, full camper top. Mint. $9.900. 761-4444.
BOAT DETAILING: Highest quality products used.
Services available; interior and exterior cleaning, detail-
ing and waxing. References available. Call Rhonda Ann
of Mermaid Boat Detailing, 9-1-758-3565.



DON & KAREN SCHRODER, REALTORS

REDUCED $5,400!
Just across your private
bridge and down by the bay .
rests this fresh and bright ir
2BR/2BA six-year young
condo. Two screened
porches within a split-bed- I
room plan. Beautiful pool
area. Under-building park-
ing for two cars. It's mid-Island location is close to shopping and
beach, making it perfect for personal or investment usage.
Florida contemporary furniture may also be purchased, if de-
sired. You can own a "piece of paradise" now for only $124,500.

GULFSTREAM
M 41 REALTY
941-778-2200


1998 18-FT. NEPTUNE Fish and Ski, open bow, 115
Johnson outboard with 50 hours. Live well, bimini top
and galvanized trailer. $9,500. 778-6724.
1989 WAVE RUNNER, like new, little use, with cover
and accessories. $2,250. Holmes Beach. 779-2168.
1994 SILVERTON 310 Express; 1992 Four Winns
325 Express; 350 Chris Craft Catalina 1979; 40-ft.
Egg Harbor 1979; 25-ft. Grady White; 1986 Rampage
Sportfish diesels. Looking for a boat? Call me, Dave,
228-3489, Holmes Beach.
25-FT. GRADY WHITE, 1991 Dolphin, twin 200
Yamahas, hardtop, full canvas, rocket launchers, two
depth finders, GPS, VHS, stereo, outriggers,
downriggers. $35,000. 941-778-2968.


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.
DISHWASHERS/PREP COOK wanted. Will train.
Good work atmosphere. Staff meal. Apply in person
to Chez Andre, 5406 Marina Drive in the Island Shop-
ping Center, Holmes Beach.
BURNS SECURITY, SIX security officers needed for
Bradenton and Longboat Key. 331-2500 for job infor-
mation. DFWP/EOE/M/F/H/V.
PART TIME BOUTIQUE and gift shop sales. Flexible
shifts, retirees welcome. Will train. Buccaneer Inn,
383-5565.
SERVERS, DISHWASHERS, full or part time. Buc-
caneer Inn, 383-5565.
WANTED: MOTIVATED SALES associate for real
estate office in high-traffic location. Commissions
negotiable. Please call Robin at 778-7244.


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Rentals and Property Management with a Personal Touch!


Sue Carlson & Teresa Gallagher
941.779.2555 800.770.6057 www.islerentals.com
SUMMER RENTALS AVAILABLE!
Also: Next Year Seasonals!


(941) 748-6300 Licensed Real Estate Broker


DRAMATIC CONTEMPORARY HOME on Anna Maria Island. Cap-
tivating Gulf views from this custom-designed home by renowned ar-
chitect Gene Leedy. Just steps to white sandy beaches of the Gulf of
Mexico. $1,150,000. Kathy Marcinko 252-1618. R44232
WATERFRONT
CONDO ON THE BAY. Gorgeous full view of bay and Longboat
Key from the twelfth-floor of this popular complex. This 2BR/2BA
unit is rarely available. 24-hour guard, pool and tennis. $325,000.
Van Bourgois 744-9495. C42698
BREATHTAKING panoramic view from almost every room. Im-
maculate bright sun-flooded open design. Great outdoor enter-
tainment area. Dock with electric lift. $425,000. Sandy Drapala
794-3354 or Kathy Marcinko, 252-1618. R42917
ONE-OF-A-KIND PALMA SOLA BAY LOCATION Located at
boat-basin bridge with deep water. 4,561 +/- sq. ft., pool resi-
dence. 4BR/5B, open kitchen and family room with fireplace,
Mexican tile floors. $775,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R41140


THE VIEWS LOOKING towards Sarasota are breathtaking. Elegant
homes in the guarded community on Sarasota Bay. Enjoy the
security, solitude and beauty of Tidy Island. Excellent value. Priced
from $169,900. Bob and Penny Hall 749-5981. C40998
MAINLAND
GREAT NORTHWEST LOCATION You will fall in love with this
3BR home. Plenty of room for the whole family. $134,900.
Joanne Jenkins 795-3838 or Cindy Perro 794-6818. R43142
COZY ARBOR OAKS has a private setting. 3BR/2B family
home with 10 ft. ceilings, Mexican tile, brick patio and nice
shaded yard. Community pool. $139,000. Julie Desear 794-
3041. R44194
UNIQUE 1950'S FLORIDA HOME in Palma Sola Park. 2BR/2B
hardwood floors, brick and mahogany trim interior, double-
faced fireplace. Beautiful corner lot with large oak trees.
$159,000. Don Lewis 746-3200. R43745


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LICENSED RENTAL AGENT wanted for Anna Maria
Island real estate office. Competitive salary and ben-
efits. Contact Box 2314, Sarasota, FL. 34230. All in-
quiries confidential.
RECEPTIONIST, good opportunity for someone who
wants a part-time job in a pleasant environment. Must
be dependable, have office skills and be capable of
working on your own. Weekends and evenings. Good
wages, paid vacation, health insurance available.
Apply PO Box 1116, Anna Maria FL 34216.
HOUSEKEEPER for beach motel on Anna Maria Is-
land. Good wages and tips. Paid vacation, health
insurance available. Apply Monday-Friday, 9am-
1pm. Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive,
Holmes Beach.
DISHWASHER WANTED: Full time, three days off a
week. Call Rotten Ralph's, 778-3953.
BIG OLAF CREAMERY, beachfront ice cream store.
Senior or student, nights or weekends. Fun place to
work. Call Mike, 779-2244.
LOCAL ELECTRONIC PUBLISHER seeks reliable,
self-motivated support person to perform duties from
home. Must have own home office, computer and
vehicle for local errands. Must have good telephone
skills and be detail oriented. Services may be per-
formed simultaneously with another existing in-home
business or caregiver responsibilities. Research and
writing experience a plus. Call 778-5960.
MAKE.$300+ WEEKLY. Kitchen and counter help
needed at busy gourmet deli. No experience neces-
sary, will train. Must be responsible and willing to
work. Apply in person after 3pm., Island Kitchen and
Market, 414 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.
EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER for 15-unit inn,
Bradenton Beach. Good pay. Call 778-1237 begin-
ning Thursday March 30.


C.N.A HOME HEALTH AID, companion. Available for
variety of duties in your home. Call Robert, 748-6236.


RARE FIND FOUND
If Rolls Royce built homes they simply couldn't surpass this
like-new beauty in North Point Harbor. Spacious canalfront
4BR/3BA home has an open design and in-
cludes a fireplace, cozy conversational cen-
ter, a large caged pool, dock and davits. Min-
utes to open water. As close to new as you
can get! Hurry! Call Nick Patsios for an es-
corted tour of real Florida living. Asking
$525,000. Key Royale. Multi-million
dollar producer!
Open house Sunday 2-4 pm, Nick Patsios
618 North Point Drive. Broker/Realtor


BEAUTIFUL KEY WEST DESIGN
Quality craftsmanship describes this impeccable 3BR/
2BA Anna Maria home. Completely refurbished 1998/
1999 and includes new kitchen with designer cabinets and
counters, new imported tile flooring and carpeting, new
30-year Timberline shingle roof and new textured ceilings
complemented with crown molding. New lovely washed
oak stairways, new designer glass entry doors and bath
enclosure doors, new plantation shutters and new Hunter-
Douglas blinds plus uniquely designed ceramic exterior
entrance patio and foyer are added features. Two spacious
decks offer each floor "outdoor living" and views of the
lush tropical landscaping. For the buyer who desires de-
sign with distinction! Close walking distance to beach.
Asking $327,000.

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Since 4
1957
MARIE LIC. REAL ESTATE
FRANKLY N 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


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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.
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.

INCOME TAX SERVICE, over 30 years experience.
Ohio and Michigan our specialty. Call Pat at Kenney
Tax Service, 761-8156.

PUT YOUR HOUSEWORK in our hands. "L&J Su-
preme Klean". Free estimates, all work guaranteed.
Call Laureen or John, 753-6843 or 762-4515 pager.

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

DECKS: pressure washing, staining, refinishing. All work
guaranteed in writing. I will make it look like new and last!
35 years experience, 30-year resident. Your satisfaction is
guaranteed. Decks and Docks Inc. 794-8844.


216.70th Street, Holmes Beach
Brand new 3BR/2BA home, one block to beach.
Open floor plan, high ceilings, Italian tile, corian.
Two-car garage, huge storage area, profession-
ally landscaped. $269,000. Call Barbara at Mike
Norman Realty 778-6696, after hours 778-1078.

MIKE :V .
NORMAN
NORMAN o 800367-1617
REALTY, INC. 941 778-6696
3101 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach
www.mikenormanrealty.com email: mnorman@gate.net


CLEANING ON ISLAND. Experienced and reason-
able. Call Barbara, 778-0864.
ISLAND HOME CHECKING and lawn maintenance
while you are away. Security bonded. Locally owned
and operated. Call 779-0610 for details.
IN-HOME COMPUTER TUTOR. I teach what others
don't about your computer. Certified and licensed.
383-5372.
LEAVING FOR THE summer? Need someone to take
care of your property? Cut grass, clean up. Personal Touch
Lawn Maintenance. 778-6172. Free estimates.


JR'S LANDSCAPING AND MAINTENANCE Lawns,
native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 778-6508.
CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING & MAINTENANCE Resi-
dential/commercial, full-service maintenance, land-
scaping installation, clean-ups, tree trimming, ponds,
native plants, butterfly gardens. Excellent references.
778-5294.
FREE SNOW REMOVAL Shell, dirt, mulch or stone
delivered and spread for a small fee. Yard clean-up.
Dump truck for hire. Free estimates. Call Dave
Bannigan, 794-6971.
ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. If it's
broken, we can fix it. Free estimates. Senior discount.
Call 778-2581or 713-0676.


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.


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.
STRAIGHT SHOT LANDSCAPING SERVICE, com-
plete installations and maintenance, specializing in
aquatic landscapes. Full delivery service for rock,
shell, mulch, etc. 727-5066.

SHELL DELIVERED AND spread, $25 a yard. Haul-
ing, all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free esti-
mates. Call Larry at 779-1529. CARPET CLEANING


VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
Exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Dan or Bill 795-5100.
JOE UNGVARSKY CONSTRUCTION Remodeling
contractors. In-house plan designs. 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 painng, wall coverings, repairs.
Paul Beauregard 779-2294.
CHRISTIE'S PLUMBING Island and off-Island ser-
vice since 1975. Repairs and new construction. Free
estimates, no overtime charges. (FL#RF0038118)
778-3924 or 778-4461.





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ISLAND MOTEL & APARTMENTS
Exclusive Anna Maria location zoned for nightly rentals. Two
pools, spa and full kitchens in a tropical paradise. Steps to the
white sandy beach. Excellent rental history. Offered at $725,000.
Ann Martin 953-7717
Michael Saunders & Company
Licensed Real Estate Broker
(941)388-4447 61 S. Blvd. of Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236


THE ISLANDER BYSTANDER IS NOW THE ISLANDER!


GULF OF MEXICO DUPLEX Both
units 2BR/1BA. Ceramic tile floors,
lots of possibilities for rental or in-
vestment. $210,000. IB43788
ISLAND TOWNHOUSE Turnkey
furnished, 2BR/2.5BA townhouse
close to shopping and only two
blocks from the Gulf. Garage,
screened porch ad excellent stor-
age. Clean, bright and well-main-
tained. $199,000. IB43949.


ISLAND VILLAGE Gulfview
from this 3BR/3BA-townhouse
with updated kitchen, new A/C,
loft, two-car garage and storage,
Well-kept complex has two
pools, tennis and a great central
location. $197,900. IB44251


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


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Denise Langlois
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR
PRODUCER
Call 751-1155
Eves. 795-8748


VILLAGE GREEN 3BR/
2BA split floorplan with a
caged pool, two-car garage
in desirable West Bradenton
area. Light, bright and only
ten minutes to the beach.
$154,900. IB44358


Condos to cottages,

Gulf to bay,

Monthly or

for the season.

CALL BOB LOHSE 778-0766


VISIT US AT WWW.ARVIDAREALTY.COM


Residential Conmercial/Industrial Property Management Mortgage Loans Title Insurance Vacalion Rentals


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


OPEN HOUSES
Sunday April 16 2 4 pm
2404 Ave. A, Bradenton Beach ........$215,000
Bay view. 2BR/1.5BA, immaculate updated home
with ceramic tile throughout. Open floor plan. Call
Bill Donnelly 778-6392 eves.
2105 23rd Ave. W., Bradenton .........$78,900
West Bradenton. 2BR/1BA home with glass en-
closed porch. Nice lot with fruit trees and sprinkler
system. Call Carla Price 778-5648 eves.
2115 9th Ave. W. #1A, Bradenton ......$46,900
Creekview. 2BR/1BA end-unit with enclosed
lanai. Ceramic tile and turnkey furnished. Call
Marion Ragni 761-1415 eves.
749 Manatee Ave. W., #35, Holmes Beach .....$210,000
Westbay Cove South. Outstanding view of bay-
Intracoastal from this 2BR/2BA second floor
condo. Call Zee Catanese 794- 8991 eves.

3 REALTORS
5910 Marina Dr. Holmes Beach, FL 34217
Call (941) 778-0777 or Rentals 778-0770
Nous parlons francais
Mit uns koennen Sie deutsch reden
1-800-741-3772 OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK MLS |


751-1155
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Lawn Hauling By the cut orby the month.
Service INSURED* GUARANTEED LOWEST
7781345. PRICES AND SATISFACTION
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BATHTUB REGLAZING
Countertops Appliances Ceramic Tile
Kitchen Cabinets Lifetime guarantee!
Call 926-7127 for free estimate


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


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Residential Commercial
Check our references:
"Quality work at a reasonable price.
Licensed/Insured Serving Anna Maria Island Since 1986 761-8900




Free Estimates Fully Insured Lc.#MCooo00105


SPECIALIZING IN BOATLIFTS, DOCKS AND SEAWALLS
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Need Organization? I can help!
Cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun.
Home Office Condidential
Edie Force, Major Organizer, 778-7916

George C.

StateCertified Residential Contractor CR-C057729
CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING



ThTe l9eMwelRy Mmai
from the Anna Maria City Pier is now at the Sarasota
I Farmers Market (Main St., Sarasota) Saturday 7 til
Noon. Fossil, Shark Teeth, and Unique Jewelry
piergear@tampabay.rr.com 778-4991



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S10 Reasons You'll Love My Company!
#1 Fast Drying Times: You won't be squishing for days and days.
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making customers happy for eight years. Over 1,600 of them! Isn't it fantastic!
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INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR PAINTING free esti-
mates. Thirty-four year Island resident. Call Jim
Bickal at 778-1730.
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 and design service. Free estimates
and fair prices. Time and materials or contract. Let me save
you $$$. Lic#RR0066450. Call 795-1947.
PROTECT YOUR MOST valuable possession; your
home. Contact ESP Island Shutters Inc. for hurricane
roll shutters or glass sentinel security film. Service
and repairs and free estimates. Licensed and in-
sured. Phone 778-1610 or 778-5193.
B & D SEAMLESS aluminum gutters, five or six inch
available. Insured, free estimates. Dean Guth, owner
and operator, 729-0619.
SCREEN REPAIRS, all home repairs, big or small.
Drywall repairs, painting, tile, ceiling fans. Low prices,
call 504-2027.
GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT/paper services: Interior/
exterior painting, pressure washing and wallpaper.
For prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates call
Kevin at 778-2996. Husband/wife team.
TILE INSTALLATION, 13 years experience, highest quality
work at lowest prices around. Free estimates. True Value
Services. Cellular 321-8938, office 954-0775.
BRICK, BLOCK, STONE, paver brick. Free esti-
mates, 20 years experience. Affordable. Call Dave,
792-5206.

DECKS: pressure washing, staining, refinishing. All work
guaranteed in writing. I will make it look like new and last!
35 years experience, 30-year resident. Your satisfaction is
guaranteed. Decks and Docks Inc. 794-8844.


WATERFRONT RENTALS with dock. Turnkey fur-
nished, beautifuLviews, breezy quiet area. No pets,
owner operated. Prices from $350 week, $800
month. 941-794-5980.

ANNUAL RENTALS, SEVERAL to choose from. Big
ones, small ones and one just right for you. Mike
Norman Realty, 778-6696.

LEASE OPTION AVAILABLE on trailer with extra 10 by
20 foot room. Newly renovated, nice, open, bright. 416
Fourth St. in Sandpiper. Wood floors, vaulted ceiling,
washer/dryer. Lease for $1,500 per month (three
months) 100 percent of rent applies to purchase price
of $18,500 at closing. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.

ANNUAL 3 OR 4BR/2.5BA with beautiful view of bay.
Full-service dock. Air conditioning, dishwasher,
washer. $1,300 month. 888-695-8749.
INDULGE YOURSELF. Spend summer in paradise.
Gulffront home. nicely furnished. Central air, front
and rear decks. 1BR sleeps four. May through Octo-
ber only. Four month minimum, prefer six. $700
month includes cable, water, phone. 779-0095.
ADORABLE COTTAGE, wood floors, renovated,
central air conditioning, washer/dryer. 2BR/1 BA close
to beach. $2,000 month Nov.-April. $1,000 month
May-Oct. Weekly available.106 Church St.,
Bradenton Beach. 813-258-2411.
SUMMER COTTAGE, weekly, available. Close to Rod and
Reel Pier, North end of Island. 2BR/2BA. 778-7253.
SURF SIDE STUDIO 1BA $800 per month plus
assurity/security. Available now. Hurry, it won't last!
792-2779. Annual only.
HOLMES BEACH 3BR/2BA duplex, $800 month.
Neat and clean, nice area. 722-2742.
ANNUAL UNFURNISHED SPACIOUS duplex,
Holmes Beach. 2BR/2BA, large rec room, washer/
dryer, sun deck, screened lanai, garage, pest control
and yard maintenance included. 1 1/2 blocks to
beach. $1,200 per month, first, last, security deposit.
References required, no pets, 941-778-9223.


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED 2BR/1BA, very nice
neighborhood, stroll to beach! Cathedral ceilings,
new kitchen and appliances, beautiful! Non-smokers
preferred, small pet considered. $725 month, first,
last, security. 778-9798 or 305-296-1127 collect.

PANORAMIC GULFVIEWS in Bradenton Beach.
2BR/1BA available now. Small pet okay. $350 per
week. 798-9099.
COUPLE SEEKS 2-3BR unfurnished home on an-
nual basis, May 15. Anna Maria Island. No pets, no
children. Voice mail, 508-725-6889 or 508-420-8106.
HOLMES BEACH 1 BR with screened lanai. Steps to
beach. $560 per month includes laundry. Utilities
extra. 778-3379, 11am-3pm.
ANNA MARIA SEASONAL rental, Nov.-Apr. Ground-
level home, 2BR/2BA, family room, within block of
beautiful Gulf. Call 941-792-8340.
SEASONAL 2BR/1BA duplex, downstairs. Com-
pletely furnished. One house from beach. Four-
month minimum. 813-689-0925.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA in Anna Maria City. Two
blocks from beach, garage, lanai, patio, washer/
dryer. May through December, $800 month, includ-
ing utilities if six-to eight month lease. 778-8456.
ANNUAL 2BR/1BA, new carpet, tile. 400-feet to the
beach, close to Publix. No pets. $675 plus last and
security. 778-8352.

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CHARMING ISLAND HOME on deep-water canal.
2BR/2BA completely furnished, garage, laundry,
dock, many extras. $550 week, $1,600 month. Call
813-286-9814.
VACATION RENTAL available April 1. 1BR/1BA,
private parking. One block from beach, located in
Holmes Beach. 778-7098.
ANNUAL RENTAL, 1BR/1BA, one block to beach
and bay, close to shops, great location. $550 month,
$300 deposit. 203 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach.
Available now. 813-258-2411.
SEASONAL NEXT WINTER, six month, $1,300
monthly. Also available May 1, 2000. 2BR/1BA, two
blocks to Gulf. 778-2891.
FURNISHED 1BR APARTMENT, Holmes Beach.
One block to beach, $595 month, $400 security, in-
cludes cable, water, trash. No pets. 407-846-8741.
150 STEPS TO GULF. Seasonal Nov. 2000 through
April 2001. Ground level, 2BR/2BA home. No smok-
ing. 813-961-6992.
SAN REMO CANALFRONT, 2BR/2BA house with
screened lanai, laundry and one-car garage. Unfur-
nished annual rental. $1,175 plus security. Available
April. Please call 795-7805.
HOLMES BEACH 2BR/2BA apartment. Close to
beach and shopping. Annual rental. First, last and
security deposit. Available May 1. 795-7805.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY and next year. 2BR/2BA, el-
evated, all amenities, carport, on lake. $1,700. 952-1592.
BAYVIEW TERRACE annual or three-month mini-
mum. 2BR/1BA furnished condo. Available now. 795-
0436, leave message.

VERY NICE Holmes Beach 2BR/1 BA apartment. 150
yards to white sandy beach. Eight-month lease. $850
includes everything. 203 69th St. 761-9259.

ANNUAL UNFURNISHED available May 1. Holmes
Beach, 3BR/1BA, steps to beach, new kitchen, cen-
tral air, washer/dryer. $750 month, first and security.
778-6596.
2BR/2BA FULLY FURNISHED home. Washer/dryer,
microwave, one block from beach. $800 week, $1,400
two weeks, plus tax. Includes utilities and cable, no pets,
non-smokers. 1-800-484-8775, code 1914.

ANNA MARIA ISLAND CLUB: direct Gulffront 2BR/
2BA. Choice dates, April 00-Jan. 01. Deal direct with
owner. Frank, 716-454-7434.

FREE APRIL RENT: 200-ft. from beach on Longboat
Key with Gulfview. Unfurnished annual rental,
screened lanai, laundry room, pets welcome, one
block to Publix, near everything. 1BR $645 month,
2BR $745 month. 387-0776.

VACATION RENTAL, Sun Plaza West. Beautiful
2BR/2BA Gulfview apartment, nicely furnished, pool
and tennis. $600 week, plus tax. Call 778-3231.
TWO ANNUAL RENTALS, 411 Pine Ave. Furnished
1BR/1BA and 2BR/1BA. 778-2036.


HOLMES BEACH ANNUAL, walk to beach,
waterview, 3BR/2BA, garage, like new. $1,000
month. 779-9074.

ANNUAL FURNISHED 1BR/1BA apartment, one
block to beautiful Anna Maria beach. $700, first, last
and security. 778-3523.
HOLMES BEACH SEASONAL 2BR/1.5BA duplex. 63rd
St., Holmes Beach. Garage, laundry, screened porch.
$2,000 month. Summer rate available. 778-9631.
SEASONAL FURNISHED 1 BR/1BA, Holmes Beach.
Across from beach, cable and utilities included. $550
week, $2,000 month. Available April 12, 2000. 941-
778-8211.
CHARMING, FURNISHED summer rental. Longboat
Key Village 1BR, washer/dryer, boat ramp nearby,
large yard, short distance to bay or Gulf. Available
June-Oct. $675 month. 387-3761.
HOLMES BEACH, one- and two-bedroom apart-
ments, stones throw to beach. Reasonable, clean,
weekly, monthly. Will consider short lease this year.
778-4368.
ANNUAL FOR RENT. Furnished waterfront villa,
2BR/2BA, great view, good fishing. $800 moith, ne-
gotiable. Call Capt. Steve, 778-1960 or e-mail:
slloydevans @cs.com.
UNFURNISHED 1BR/1BA, newly decorated, half
block from beach. Annual $575 monthly includes
water, electricity, laundry facilities. Approved pet
okay. First, security. 778-3070.
OLD FLORIDA-STYLE cottage on bayfront property.
1 BR/1 BA unfurnished, suitable for one or two mature
adults. $500, first, last, security. Annual. 795-1243.
HOLMES BEACH, fully equipped 1BR/2BA apart-
ments. Steps from beach, cable, telephone, micro,
radio, CD.. Summer special, $695 plus tax for two
weeks. 941-778-1098. Pets welcome. *
ANNUAL RENTAL, 312 64th St. 2BRf1BA, $700
month. 778-2036.
AVAILABLE NOW, furnished annual 2BR/2BA du-
pliex on Bimini Bay in Holmes Beach. Great views,
updated kitchen, carport. $800 month plus utilities,
washer/dryer. Call Smith Realtors, 941-778-0770.
SAN REMO APARTMENTS, 2BR/1BA furnished
annual. Central air, washer/dryer facilities on pre-
mises. $700 month plus utilities. Call Smith Realtors,
941-778-0770.


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

1BR/1BA REFURBISHED TRAILER. Covered car-
port and patio. Palm Grove Park, Ellenton, #B4.
$6,900 or best offer. 55-plus, lot rent $303. Chuck,
747-3630.
32-FT.by12-FT. TRAILER, enclosed lanai, 1BR/1BA,
good appliances. $6,000. Sandpiper Trailer Park.
779-2809.

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REAL ESTATE R AEA


WHY PAY RENT when $18,500 will buy your own
place? Spacious trailer home with extra 10x20 foot
room. Newly renovated, nice, open and bright. 416
4th St. in Sandpiper. Has wood floors, vaulted ceil-
ing, washer/dryer. 778-4523 or 800-977-0803.

FIFTY FEET of Gulf beach with cottage on North
Shore, Anna Maria. Principals only call 941-779-
9233. Leave message, owners will respond.

FOR SALE BY BUILDER, new home under construc-
tion on Bradenton Beach. 1440 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA, two-
car garage, two blocks from beach on quiet dead-end
street. $210,000. Days 920-9631, evenings and
weekends 778-6131.

CANALFRONT HOME with view of bay/intracoastal.
Dock with boat lift. 2BR/2BA with cathedral ceilings,
Spanish tile floors, cedar closets, oversized two-car
garage, sauna, screened enclosed lanais. New A/C,
refrigerator, dryer in 1998. Reduced! $270,000. Call
Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate Co., 383-
5543 or 778-3395 eves.


320 TARPON STREET $535,000
Catch the breeze in this immaculate 3BR canalfront home.
Cook's kitchen, Mexican tile, master on entire second level.
Views from lanai overlook beautiful pool and spa. Super
boating water, walk to beach from this prime location.
Call Cindy Darrell 349-3444
Michel-auners 0Copan


LARGE FAMILY DUPLEX! Well constructed 3BR/
2BA each side, wood/tile floors, lanai's, family room,
large kitchen, oversized garage, nice yard and lo-
cated steps to the beach. Both sides rented, good
investment. Great family home with rental. $339,000.
Call Deborah Thrasher, Wedebrock Real Estate Co.,
383-5543 or 778-3395 eves.

OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, 1-4pm. Spacious waterfront
home, 4BR/4BA with boat dock on beautiful Coconut
Bayou. Four-year new home has 5,920 sq. ft. under roof.
3,420 sq. ft. living area. Asking $535,000. Come see it at
130 Hammock Rd., Anna Maria. Owner/Broker Ted E.
Davis, Licensed Real Estate Broker, 778-6155.
BAYFRONT ESTATE priced $100,000 below ap-
praised price. 3BR/2BA main house, 2BR/2BA
ground-level house, 1BR/1 BA duplex. Best steal on
the island. $660,000 or best offer. 109 13th St. South,
Bradenton Beach. 322-2101.
PANORAMIC GULFVIEW, Bradenton Beach. Older two-
story stucco building with two remodeled apartments. Huge
sun deck, laundry room. $197,000. 798-9099.
HOME AND APARTMENT: 3BR/2BA home has solar-
heated pool, Jacuzzi, two-car garage, large lanai, fireplace,
lots of tile, vaulted ceilings, skylights, new kitchen appli-
ances. 1BR apartment has its own separate drive and
entry. $269,000. Open house April 16, 1-3pm. To see now,
call Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.


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DUPLEX FOR SALE, 2BR/1.5BA each side. Storage
and parking underneath. Asking $213,000. Steps to
Gulf and bay. 778-7098.
ELEVATED DUPLEX, 2BR/1.5BA each side. Close
to bay and beach. $214,900. Rich Bonnenberger,
Realty. 778-0355 or 779-9469.

WANTED TO PURCHASE by local executive family. Gulf/
bayfront home, three-plus BR minimum. Pool or room for
one. Quick decision, principals only, please call 941-856-
1851. Leave message please, will respond confidentially.

TWO TEN-YEAR old houses, plus 1500+ sq. ft. build-
ing. All excellent condition. Two blocks to Gulf,
Holmes Beach. $359,000. Towne and Shore Realty,
Fred Katz, 778-7980.
CANALFRONT THREE-STORY home. Dock with
boat lift, pool, Jacuzzi, 3BR/2BA. 4,720-sq. ft. under
roof. 2,504-sq. ft. living area. 105 Pelican Dr., Anna
Maria. Owner/agent, 778-4428.
PERICO BAY CLUB, 2BR/2BA villa, gated community,
double garage, hurricane shutters. Open house Wednes-
day, April 12, and Sunday, April 16, 1-4pm. 792-0551.
SEASIDE GARDENS, 442 62nd St., Holmes Beach.
Largest unit in complex. Totally remodeled 2BR/2BA.
$118,000. Call 779-2168 or 778-8592.
GULFFRONT CONDO, 2BR/2BA, spacious rooms, ga-
rage, extra storage. First -level, comer unit. $234,900. Call
Yvonne Higgins at Wagner Realty, 720-3879.



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AND ISLAND CONDOS:
5608 Gulf Dr ................ $409,000
Mariners Cove............... $289,000
5808 Gulf Drive .... NEW $249,000


ISLAND HOMES:
509 South Bay Blvd...... $499,000
254 Gladiolus........................ $309,000
514 69th Street...................... $298,000
2406 Avenue A............... $289,900
523 75th Street.....NEW $289,900
420 Spring ................... $219,900
214 84th Street ............... $219,000


VACANT LOTS:
518 Bayview Place ............ $279,000
2409 Avenue A............. $199,000
110 Mangrove Ave ... NEW $179,000
501 South Bay Blvd ......... $159,000

DUPLEXES/TRIPLEXES
MULTI FAMILY PROPERTIES:
101 25th Street............. $585,000
4109 Gulf Drive .... NEW $489,000
7301 Gulf Drive .... NEW $249,000


2410 Ave B ................ $199,900

MAINLAND:
2418 90th Street NW...... $3,195,000
11331 Perico Island Circle... $229,900
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1267 Spoonbill Landings NEW $151,900
1235 Spoonbill Landings ......... $151,900
4708 26th Ave. W ............. $189.900
3903 11th Ave West ........... $154,900

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
812 North Bay Blvd .......... $879,000
310 Pine Ave ................. $294,500
510 7th Street ............. $139,000
855 Cortez Rd ................. ... $89.900


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fare-minded
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approved by the
Sen.
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laws?
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plant
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22 Title role for
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27 Capitol figure
28 Site for bells
29 Underhanded
bum
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31 Select
33 "Howdy,
ma'am, e.g.?
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56 Southern
vacation spot
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evader
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59. Cheats
62 Element used in
electroplating
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Wittenberg
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72 Makes a fuss
74 Fink on
75 Pinion's partner
76 They're out of
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technique
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82 Not take
tailoring
seriously?
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88 Pacific repast
89 Opening time,
maybe
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Dawn Chong
91 Bagel topper
94 Home of
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SLEEPY LAGOON PARK Longboat Key Island
home on water 3BR,2B, Iwo-car garage, open
splil plan Large lanai overlooks lagoon.
$330.000 Tony Tiberini 778-2261. MLS#44252


KEY WEST STYLE WATERFRONT3BR/2BA home
in Terra Ceia Cabaan.a iirn BBO pit, boathouse with
rvn:.,lt rwo-stor, c.ag.e hae3at pojl and spa. 1.5 acres.
5 -99 000 Rose Scrnoerr 778-2261. MLS#40912











BAYSHORE GARDENS real starter home. 3BR
al ajrldabtle I-pic C.:mmrrmuriir, includes pool, boat
marine aoc: ard ,d.-:, ..r, Sar sota Bay. $77,900.
Su.Ian 3ioir,.io.d 7..-j61 M.lLS#41198


THE WATERWAY Desirable condo with spectacular
views! Unique value, 2BR/2BA, glassed lanai. Won-
derful amenities, safe and secure, convenient location.
$134,900. Jim Vitale 778-2261. MLS#44245

LOTS/ACREAGE
$12,500 Mobile home lot/Ridgewood Meadows/
Ellenton, Chard Winheim.
$25,900 Willow Shores, Parrish, Tony Tiberini.
$59,900 Corner lot in Ellenton, Patty Stump.
$99,750 (each) Two canalfront lots in Riverdale
Revised, Tony Tiberini.
$169,000 NW Bradenton Palma Sola, bayfront
lot, Rose Schnoerr.
$275,000 Terra Ceia. 11.5 +/- acres, Noreen Rob-
erts
$399,500 Bay Harbor, Anna Maria, Rose
Schnoerr.


ANNUAL UNFURNISHED RENTALS

BRADENTON BEACH 2/2, waterview,
$1,200.
WILD OAK BAY 2/2/1 villa, lakeview, heated
pool.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 2/2 home with den,
pool, brand new.
SEASONAL RENTALS AVAILABLE
Call Missy Lapps 778-9611
Toll Free 1-877-651-0123


COVE SOUND YACHT CLUB Key Wesi style 3BR
home on deep sailboat water, includes elevator.
13,000-lb boat lift. Award winning landscape
$559,000. Rose Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS4-t 2-15


PERICO BAY CLUB Condo with a e.'' Second
floor 2BR/2BA. Perfect sunsets over the tbay
Short walk to heated pool/spa. $112 900 Rose
Schnoerr 778-2261. MLS#42246


BOATER'S NEEDED IN PARADISE! Lo:..el,
3BR/2BA home on deep-water :anal v.'oth no
bridges to Gulf. Walk to beaches C.'.nEr asgen
$375,000. Piroska Kallay 778-2261 L .L 5 1 3419


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